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Stutzman defends Farm Bill changes BY DENNIS NARTKER

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry plan fundraising event HUNTERTOWN — Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry will sponsor a fundraising bow shoot, barbecue and auction Sunday, Aug. 25, at Izaak Walton League of America, 17100 Griffin Road, Huntertown. The bow shoot will run from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the barbecue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and a live auction at 2 p.m. The event will feature games of chance, a silent auction, live auction and mystery blind. Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry is a nonprofit organization that has provided more than 1 million meals to Indiana families in need. All shooters will be entered in a drawing with a chance to win a .12 gauge Mossberg shotgun. Organizers said the event will feature more than $14,000 worth of auction, silent auction and raffle items.



U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind., addresses a constituent’s question during Saturday’s legislative forum at the Kendallville Public Library.

KENDALLVILLE — U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind., told constituents Saturday morning Congress is dysfunctional due to ideological differences, but he’s optimistic Congress will pass a Farm Bill when it returns to Washington, D.C., in September after a five-week recess. “It’s a mess,” he said at the Kendallville Public Library. “I’m optimistic we will work through our differences. I think a Farm Bill will pass.” Stutzman spoke at a legislative forum sponsored by the library’s legislative committee. He qualified his comments about various issues, saying the national debt at $17 trillion and

growing is always on his mind when reviewing legislation. “The national debt is the greatest threat to our country,” he said. Much of the two-hour session with about 25 people in attendance dealt with the Farm Bill and agriculture issues. In July, the U.S. House of Representatives defeated a five-year $939 billion farm-andfood bill after lawmakers adopted food-stamp amendments opposed by Democrats, including $20.5 billion in cuts to the food stamp program over a decade. Just before Congress took a five-week recess this month, the Republican-controlled House pushed through a Farm Bill

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The company’s website said it provides manufacturing capability for medical assemblies, power cords, cord sets and various types of electrical assemblies for medical, appliance, truck and trailer, electronics, telecommunications, recreational vehicles and agriculture. The company was founded in 1972 and has doubled its sales in the last five years. On a tax abatement scoring sheet, the city rated Eletric-Tec a 98 on a 265-scoring sheet, which

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces stormed a Cairo mosque Saturday after a heavy exchange of gunfire with armed men shooting down from a minaret, rounding up hundreds of supporters of the country’s ousted president who had sought refuge there overnight after violent clashes killed 173 people. The raid on the al-Fath mosque on Ramses Square was prompted by fears that deposed President Mohammed Morsi’s group, the Muslim Brotherhood, again planned to set up a sit-in, security officials said, similar to those that were broken up Wednesday in assaults that killed hundreds of people. The arrest of the brother of al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri came in connection to the raid on the mosque. Officials said that he planned to bring in armed groups to provide support to those holed up inside the mosque. Mohammed al-Zawahri, a Morsi ally, is the leader of the ultraconservative Jihadi Salafi group which espouses al-Qaida’s hardline ideology. He was detained at a checkpoint in Giza, the city across the Nile from Cairo, the official said. The official spoke on condition of anonymity as he wasn’t authorized to brief journalists about the arrest. The Egyptian government meanwhile announced it had begun deliberations on whether to ban the Brotherhood, a long-outlawed organization that swept to




Campground festival continues today The Moore Brothers play the main stage Saturday afternoon at the Folky Fish Fest at Lake Luther Camp off C.R. 450W near Nevada Mills. The festival started with continuous folk music acts on

multiple stages Friday afternoon and continues today. Workshops, activities for children and demonstrations are also on tap.

City to hear Electric-Tec tax abatement Monday BY JENNIFER DECKER

ANGOLA — The Angola Common Council will consider a five-year tax abatement for Electric-Tec LLC at Monday’s meeting that begins at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 210 N. Public Square. Electric-Tec, 509 Growth Parkway, is requesting the tax abatement on $650,000 in real property improvements and $45,000 in new manufacturing equipment and might add five jobs. In its application to the city, Eletric-Tec officials said they are

planning to complete a 69-foot by 225-foot metal building addition to add manufacturing and storage space. The addition will add 15,570 square feet, including additional restroom facilities, an enclosed air compressor room and high efficiency lighting. The tax abatement’s request application said the company will add terminal applicators, new molds, wire cutter and a dereeler. Eletric-Tec has 36 employees and hopes to add five additional positions.


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Police checking new information on Diana’s death LONDON (AP) — British police say they are examining newly received information relating to the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed, and that officers are assessing the information’s “relevance and credibility.” Scotland Yard declined to provide details about the information, only saying Saturday in a statement that the assessment will be carried out by officers from its specialist crime and operations unit. The force stressed that it was not reopening the investigation into the 1997 deaths of Diana and Fayed, who were killed in a car crash in Paris.

without the food stamp program by a 216-208 vote. A Senate version of the Farm Bill includes the food stamp program, and only about $4 billion in cuts. The current agriculture legislation passed in 2008 expires Oct. 1. Stutzman voted against the initial Farm Bill and supported the version without the food stamp program. He said he favors separation because of the impact the food stamp program is having on the national debt. “I support giving food to people who need it, but the food stamp program is out of control with a lot of abuse,” he said. Food stamps and nutrition make up 80 percent of the Farm Bill’s cost. In 2008,

Five decades later, JFK probe files still sealed BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Five decades after President John F. Kennedy was fatally shot and long after official inquiries ended, thousands of pages of investigative documents remain withheld from public view. The contents of these files are partially known Joannides — and intriguing — and conspiracy

buffs are not the only ones seeking to open them for a closer look. Some serious researchers believe the off-limits files could shed valuable new light on nagging mysteries of the assassination — including what U.S. intelligence agencies knew about accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald before Nov. 22, 1963. It turns out that several hundred of the still-classified pages concern a deceased CIA agent, George Joannides, whose activities just before the assassination and,

fascinatingly, during a government investigation years later, have tantalized researchers for years. “This is not about conspiracy, this is about transparency,” said Jefferson Morley, a former Washington Post reporter and author embroiled in a decade-long lawsuit against the CIA, seeking release of the closed documents. “I think the CIA should obey the law. I don’t think most people think that’s a crazy idea.” Morley’s effort has been joined by others, including G.

Robert Blakey, chief counsel for a House investigation into the JFK assassination in the 1970s. But so far, the Joannides files and thousands more pages primarily from the CIA remain off-limits at a National Archives center in College Park, Md. Others say the continued sealing of 50-year-old documents raises needless questions and encourages conspiracy theories. “There is no question that in various ways the CIA obfuscated, SEE JFK, PAGE A6




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LAOTTO — Fine fur is exactly what you want in alpacas. But when it starts to blind them, said Lisa Crick, owner of Crick’s Alpaca Farm in LaOtto, then you have a problem. She compares her fuzziest alpaca, Votto, to Fozzie Bear. “He had so much fleece that he got infections in his eyeballs,” Crick said. “We actually had to take scissors and cut away the fleece to find his eyes.” Crick’s 15 alpacas, which she described as having “cat’s personalities,” are raised primarily for their fur. Crick looks for crimp and density in the fleece she sends away to be tested. The farm shears about 200 local alpacas per year, and the fur is used to make yarn. In northern Indiana, the popularity of raising alpacas seems to be climbing. Cindy Berman, public relations director for Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association, which has more than 3,500 members nationwide, said the alpaca industry is in a definite growth period. The llama, the alpaca’s camelid cousin, was imported first and had its rise in popularity; now the alpacas get a turn. “We saw a spike after


Alpacas at Crick’s Alpaca Farm in LaOtto

9/11,” Berman said. “People took another look at their lives and wanted to get out of the city, and they found that these animals were a perfect option.” The animals on Crick’s farm move as a unit, even relieving themselves in a single spot in the pasture, one after the other. When Crick caught Votto to show the fineness of his fiber, the animal began to mewl and ran to the others as soon as Crick let go of him. Yet another reason for their popularity: it is rare to find an alpaca owner with just one animal. “They need a herd because their instinct is to stay together,” Crick said. “They get all nervous when they’re away from the pack.” Crick, 38, started her alpaca farm nine years ago with her husband, Kevin,

and just two animals. The alpacas now serve several purposes: for breeding and selling, for fiber production and as 4-H animals for the couple’s three kids, Cameron, 13, Brady, 10, and Gage, 7. Kris Enslen, Noble County’s Alpaca Club leader, said the 4-H club used to include both alpacas and llamas, but became strictly alpacas four years ago. “They come from the same species, but they are two different animals,” Enslen said. “We had more alpacas than llamas, and after our last llama member graduated, we made the switch.” Both breeds look like fluffy versions of their camel descendants, but alpacas weigh half as much as llamas, which typically weigh 300 pounds. They

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Cameron, 13, Gage, 7, and Brady Crick, 10, of LaOtto, herd their alpacas around the backyard pasture at Crick’s Alpaca

also serve different purposes: llamas are pack animals, while alpacas make a product. While some llamas are used for their fleece, their coats lack the fineness of an alpaca’s. They work better as defense guards for sheep and even alpacas, and as companions in nursing homes and hospitals, while alpacas are bred almost exclusively for their fiber. “Now that many people

Farm. They help their parents, owners Kevin and Lisa Crick, to care for 15 alpacas.

have established herds, they are producing beautiful products,” Berman said. “They make gloves, hats, sweaters. You can really do anything.” Crick’s farm isn’t the only local one around. There are two large farms within seven miles of her house, Crick said, as well as smaller ones in Auburn. “You’d be surprised how many are really around here,” Crick said.

One of the reasons for the rise in popularity, according to Crick, is that alpacas are less expensive than horses or cattle. “You can feed my whole herd for less than you can feed a dog,” because alpacas graze, Crick said. “And you get a commodity every single year from them,” she added. “They’re starting to win the hearts of people.”

Indiana leads child porn fight INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In a cluttered office cubicle in a nondescript building on Indianapolis’ derelict east side, a man with rolled-up shirt sleeves scans email attachments of videos that depict startlingly young children being sexually tormented in ways that can make even federal judges weep. Detective Kurt Spivey is trying to find the people who record or collect such images. He has 30 days to locate as many as he can. After that, the trail could go cold as the data on the hard drive dissolves. Spivey is a 43-yearold police detective who parlayed his nine years in vice and experience with computers into a position on the city’s cybercrime unit. It’s part of central Indiana’s Internet Crimes Against Children task force, which has become one of

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the nation’s most aggressive and effective child pornography hunters, with a reach that extends around the globe. “They are really cuttingedge,” said Francey Hakes, who worked for three years as a special assistant to the U.S. Attorney General overseeing child exploitation units in various agencies within the Justice Department. “I would say that most districts that have learned of some of the techniques and tactics used there have tried to model and adopt them as best they can.” At first blush, Indiana isn’t a likely location for such a group. Though it has its share of violent crime, the state is better known for its hospitality, auto racing and love of basketball than as an international hotbed of perversion. Yet in 2011, the latest year for which U.S. Department of Justice statistics are available, Indiana’s task force made 166 arrests for manufacturing, distributing or possessing child pornography. New York City’s task force made 16 arrests, and Chicago’s team made 71. Indiana did all this with about $100,000 less funding than New York City.

Much of the success of the Indiana team, which includes federal, state and local agencies, stems from the reach the Internet provides. The team also benefits from a rare level of cooperation among the law enforcement agencies that has largely eliminated turf wars. That cooperation is essential as child pornography trafficking, which had largely been eliminated in the United States by the mid-1980s, has exploded, fueled by the Internet, social networking and digital technology that make it easy to produce and access. “The thing with social networking is, no matter what your interest is, you can find people with the same interest or even more extreme interest … so by extension, you can feel normal,” said Indiana State Police Lt. Chuck Cohen, chief of the state’s Internet Crimes Against Children task force. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children says it reviewed 17.3 million images and videos of suspected child pornography in 2011. That’s four times more than 2007.

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Teen rescues boy, 5, from fire KENDALLVILLE — A 15-year-old boy is credited with saving the life of a child trapped in a bedroom fire in a mobile home Monday night. Kevin Williams of Kendallville broke a window with his bare hands to rescue his 5-year-old neighbor and “buddy,” Damion Shepherd. “We hear a lot about the bad things teens do, and we don’t hear enough about the good things. He saved the boy’s life,” said Kendallville Fire Chief Mike Riehm. The home’s occupants, Lisa Shepherd, 27, and Damion, her son, were outside unharmed. DENNIS NARTKER Williams broke a window Kevin Williams, 15, with his right fist and pulled of Kendallville, saved the 70-pound Damion from his “buddy,” Damion the room that quickly was Shepherd, 5, of Kendallfilling with smoke. ville, from a fire in the “He was crying. I called boy’s mobile home in to him, ‘Here, buddy,’ and Kendallville Monday night. pulled and lifted him out,” Williams wears a bandage Williams said. on the hand he used to Williams, an East Noble break two windows in the sophomore and a cornerback rescure effort. on the football team, will miss about a week of practice due to injuring his right hand and wrist in the rescue effort.

DeKalb chamber appoints new executive AUBURN — The DeKalb County Chamber Partnership has a hired a new executive director, Shannon Carpenter, who started her duties Aug. 5. Carpenter holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Trine University and has several years of experience in the nonprofit industry. She served as marketing and communications intern for the Steuben County Community Foundation and chaired the Relay For Life of Steuben County from 2010-2013. She has done freelance web and graphic design and social media consulting for nonprofit organizations. Carpenter Carpenter is married to Nicholas Carpenter, who works for RISE Inc. in Angola. They reside in Hamilton with their daughter, Annabelle, 2 months old.

West Nile virus hits all area counties INDIANAPOLIS — West Nile virus-infected mosquitoes have been found in all four northeast Indiana counties, the Indiana State Department of Health reported. Health officials continue to encourage Hoosiers to take steps to protect themselves from West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases after mosquito samples from 35 counties have now tested positive for the virus. There has been one human case of West Nile virus in Ripley County and one equine case in Adams County. Counties with West Nile virus-infected mosquitoes include: Adams, Allen, Carroll, Clinton, Daviess, Delaware, DeKalb, Grant, Hamilton, Jay, Jefferson, Knox, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Lake, Marion, Marshall, Martin, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Newton, Noble, Ohio, Parke, Steuben, Sullivan, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Starke, St. Joseph, Vanderburgh, Vigo, White and Whitley.

Hundreds die in Egyptian violence UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The death toll soared past 600 Thursday from Egypt’s deadliest day since the Arab Spring began. World condemnation widened for the bloody crackdown on ousted President Mohammed MorsiMorsi’s mostly Islamist supporters, including an angry response from President Barack Obama, who canceled joint U.S.-Egyptian military maneuvers. Violence spread Thursday, with government buildings set afire near the pyramids, policemen gunned down and scores of Christian churches attacked. As turmoil engulfed the country, the Interior Ministry authorized the use of deadly force against protesters targeting police and state institutions.

Pence picks new state auditor INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Mike Pence announced Thursday that the president of the Brownsburg Town Council, in central Indiana, will serve as the new state auditor. Pence praised Dwayne Sawyer’s experience in local government and Republican Party politics at a Statehouse news conference. Sawyer replaces Tim Berry, who was elected auditor in 2006 and again in 2010. Pence picked Berry to run the Indiana Republican Party earlier this summer.


Butcher’s show to air on WISE-TV BY RICK FARRANT

WISE-TV (NBC33) soon will simulcast an hour of Charly Butcher’s weekday morning radio news program aired over WOWO (92.3 FM and 1190 AM). Don Osika, president and general manager of Granite Broadcasting’s television station, said the arrangement will benefit both brands and give viewers a chance to transition easily from watching the WOWO news Butcher program between 6 and 7 a.m. and listening to it during work commutes. “Establishing a brand-new morning news team for broadcast on a television station is risky,” Osika said. “But Charly Butcher, I mean, he’s a household name in the marketplace. Charly’s built an audience. People are going to want to see this. “People will want to see what he’s talking about before they get into their cars in the morning.” The NBC affiliate currently doesn’t have a local morning news presence, and the addition of Butcher’s program will create a competition between WISE-TV and WPTA-TV (21Alive), which receives services from Granite in an arrangement with Malara Broadcasting. WISE (33.1), ABC affiliate WPTA (21.1), The CW (21.2), VIPIR Interactive (21.3) and MyTV Fort Wayne (33.2) have been packaged as a television conglomerate of sorts called Indiana’s NewsCenter. But Osika said that branding is being phased out, and setting up a competitive situation with the morning news is part of the


WISE-TV viewers soon will watch scenes like this one in live television broadcasts of Charly Butcher’s radio show. Here in the WOWO radio studio are, from left,

move to give each station a unique identity. WISE also recently revamped its afternoon and evening news broadcasts. “Both of these television stations are supposed to be competing with each other,” Osika said. “I want NBC33 to be as strong as it can. And I want 21Alive to be as strong as it can be. “It (the Indiana’s NewsCenter brand) is being hacked away. It’s like a big burrito and we’re taking bites out of it, one bite at a time. It’s not the easiest thing to unravel.” WANE-TV (15.1), the local CBS affiliate, also has a morning news program. Osika said the target date for starting the WISE-WOWO simulcasts is Sept. 23. He said four high-definition cameras will be placed in the studio at Federated Media’s WOWO in addition to other equipment necessary to carry out the simulcast with the news-talk radio station. “What’s really cool,” Osika said, “is that we’ll have

Jim Shovlin, WOWO sports director; Loren Gardner, Fort Wayne’s Morning News producer; and Butcher, Fort Wayne’s Morning News host.

this infrastructure that’s in place at WOWO, and when big news happens in this marketplace, we’re not just relegated to 6 to 7 a.m. We can cut to WOWO whenever we want. It’s going to be awesome.” Jim Allgeier, market manager for Federated Media in Fort Wayne, is equally enthusiastic about the arrangement. “It gives us another platform,” Allgeier said. “And in this day and age, the more places you can be, the better off you’re going to be.” To make the partnership possible, Federated Media secured approval from Fox Broadcasting Co. to simulcast on WISE segments of Fox news and Rush Limbaugh commentary that air on Butcher’s show, which runs from 5 to 9 a.m. Each entity, meanwhile, will broadcast its own advertising during the one-hour time slot, with the exception of promotional material read on air by Butcher. Osika and Allgeier said

it is rare for a market the size of Fort Wayne to have such a simulcast and even rarer for such an arrangement involving two different companies. “We still have about six weeks and a lot of work to do,” Allgeier said, “but it’s exciting. It will be fun.” Butcher, calling the simulcast an “interesting experiment,” said he expects the televised portion of his program to evolve. “We may start booking some guests that we do by phone now and have them show up in the studio,” he said. “And we haven’t ruled out taking the show outside the studio on occasion.” Butcher said the ideal would be to keep the fundamental flavor of the program intact. But he noted that the presence of cameras in any endeavor can alter behavior. “We’re supposed to be able to do this without noticing the cameras,” he said, “but even when they do reality shows, the presence of a camera changes things.”

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Deaths & Funerals • Raymond Souder AVILLA — Raymond E. Souder, 86, of Avilla and formerly of Garrett, died on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at his residence. He was born July 5, 1927, in Garrett to Ora L. and Miriam (Bryant) Souder. They preceded him in death. He married Velma P. Bunn in Garrett on March 8, 1951, and Mr. Souder she survives in Avilla. Raymond was an Eagle Scout and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked as the supervisor of facilities at Garrett-Keyser-Butler Schools for over 20 years. He was an elder and trustee at the First Church of Christ in Garrett for almost 50 years and director and treasurer at the Lake James Christian Assembly for 40 years. Ray was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. His work ethic and commitment to God and his family were his guiding forces. Ray is also survived by four daughters, Laura Souder of Avilla, Cheryl and Steve Parks of Avilla, Debra Souder of Avilla and Sandra and Mike Tuttle of Miamisburg, Ohio; a son, Michael and Donna Souder of Avilla; a brother, Allen and Joyce Souder of Fort

Recovery, Ohio; a sister, Virginia and John Livergood of Wabash; a sister in-law, Delores Souder of Auburn; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Souder and a sister, Eleanor Seidel. Visitation will be held on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, from 4-8 p.m. at Thomas Funeral Home in Garrett and one hour prior to services at the church. The funeral service will be held on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the First Church of Christ in Garrett with Brother Bud Owen and Pastor Mike Tuttle officiating. A military graveside service will follow in Huntertown Cemetery in Huntertown. Memorials are to Lake James Christian Assembly or the First Church of Christ in Garrett. To send a condolence, sign the online guestbook or view a video tribute visit

Mark Perkins FORT WAYNE — Mark J. Perkins, 59, of Fort Wayne died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. A gathering of friends will be Tuesday from noon-2 p.m. at Avalon Missionary Church in the Family Life Center, 1500 Lower Huntington Road, Fort Wayne. A memorial service will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the church. Preferred memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association and Avalon Missionary Church.

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Divers search ferry for dozens missing CEBU, Philippines (AP) — Divers combed through a sunken ferry Saturday in search of dozens of people missing after a collision with a cargo vessel near the central Philippine port of Cebu that sent passengers jumping into the ocean and leaving many others trapped. At least 31 were confirmed dead and hundreds rescued. The captain of the ferry MV Thomas Aquinas ordered the ship abandoned when it began listing and then sank just minutes after

collision late Friday with the MV Sulpicio Express Siete, coast guard deputy chief Rear Adm. Luis Tuason said. Transportation and Communications Secretary Joseph Abaya announced official passenger figures following confusion over the actual number of people on the ferry. He said the ferry carried 831 people — 715 passengers and 116 crew — fewer than the numbers given earlier by the coast guard and ferry owner, 2Go.

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Al Black’s ‘Toby’ was no dummy Channeled lessons of love and hope BY SUE CARPENTER

Al Black was a bit of a Renaissance man — teacher, counselor, pastor, beekeeper, boater, pilot. As a young man, he worked beside his dad in the family’s boat-building business in Illinois. During those years, Hugh Black nurtured and mentored his son with love, kindness and patience, a trait carried on in Al’s life. “Al cared for others, he put God first, others second, himself last,” said his wife, Annie. “He had a quiet understanding — he wanted to be there for others.” Al Black died June 28, just a few weeks short of the couple’s 50th anniversary. As a teacher at Auburn High School in the late 1960s and later at DeKalb Central Schools, Al worked with Ladoyt “Rody” Rodeheaver, then director of Youth of Christ, through which they led many events, such as 1,000-mile bicycle trips and large-scale magic shows. While attending a convention at Winona Lake that displayed magic and Gospel items — props that drew youth into lessons — Al was drawn to a ventriloquist figure. But the cost was $500-600. “Not in our world,” said Annie of the price tag. Al often liked a challenge, and being well-read, he got a book and made his own “vent figure” from scratch, a 3-foot boy he named Toby. Another book gave information on how to be a ventriloquist, offering tips to avoid certain word sounds to avoid lip movement, according to Annie. Al carved Toby’s arms from balsa wood, fashioned his head using a balloon and paper mache covered with wood putty. He then air-brushed the figure’s face and hands with paint. Annie said Toby’s hair came from a wig found at the Curiosity Shop, a resale store that benefits the hospital guild in Auburn. Al could bob Toby’s head up and down thanks to an old wooden broom handle cut to size, and his dark brown eyes were made of painted wooden balls. Toby had several costume options, including a cowboy suit and boots that once belonged to Annie’s brother, Lou Gerig, a brightly colored flannel jacket made by Ruth Warwick and clothes outgrown by the Blacks’ grandchildren. Annie estimated a total of $25 was spent on Toby, who resides in a suitcase found at a garage sale, secured with one of her old belts repurposed as a strap, when he is not on the road. Inside the case is a metal, fold-up music stand Al used to hold his handwritten scripts, his own lines highlighted in yellow. “We had lots of fun with Toby,” said Annie. He showed up at preschools, birthday parties, Bible schools, and on a regular basis at


Al Black and ventriloguist figure Toby entertained at several venues, sharing life lessons with hurting and lonely people.

County Line Church of God, where Al led children’s lessons while serving there as pastor for several years. Later, Toby joined the Blacks on mission trips to Jamaica and the Middle East, where he often mesmerized children who never saw such a sight. “The kids would go home and ask their parents to get them a vent figure,” Annie said. It was during one pre-9-11 international trip that Toby caused a stir at the Detroit airport. “We didn’t want him to travel with the luggage, so Toby was split up between two carry-on bags,” Annie said. She recalled hearing their names over the intercom, paging them to report to the baggage counter. “They asked if it was a real head inside one of the bags,” Annie said with a laugh. The Blacks explained it was a vent figure. “This is Detroit, you know,” the baggage handler responded simply. Through Toby, Al was able to channel messages of love and hope to the hurting and lonely — to those who might not have been open to a direct message. “Toby was a way God could use Al and his talent,” said Annie. It was common for Toby to needle Al a bit during the shows, but in a kind way. Al liked audience participation, often going off-script but always ending with a life lesson. “Al was not a singer, but through Toby, he was able sing touching,


Al Black was known for creating hand-drawn birthday cards such as this one for youth at County Line Church of God.

gentle songs,” Annie said. One he often sang included the lyrics that “love is a very special thing, and life is precious.” Most recently, Toby helped Junior Leins of Auburn celebrate his birthday, wearing big overalls and a farm hat. “It was always fun,” Annie said, looking at Toby seated on the sofa of her family room earlier this week. “I just came to the thought, Toby has lost his voice,” she said quietly. “We will see what happens.”

Poll shows parents support testing WASHINGTON (AP) — Often criticized as too prescriptive and all-consuming, standardized tests have support among parents, who view them as a useful way to measure both students’ and schools’ performances, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll. Most parents also say their own children are given about the right number of standardized tests, according to the AP-NORC poll. They’d like to see student performance on statewide exams used in evaluating teachers, and almost three-quarters said they favored changes that would make it easier for schools to fire poorly performing teachers. “The tests are good because they show us where students are at, if they need help with anything,” said Vicky Nevarez, whose son Jesse just graduated from high school in Murrieta, Calif. “His teachers were great and if there were problems, the tests let me know.” The polling results are

good news for states looking to implement increased accountability standards and for those who want to hold teachers responsible for students’ slipping standing against other countries’ scores. Teachers’ unions have objected to linking educators’ evaluations to student performance. As students prepare to return to classrooms, the AP-NORC Center surveyed parents of students at all grade levels and found: — Sixty-one percent of parents think their children take an appropriate number of standardized tests and 26 percent think their children take too many tests. —Teachers’ fates shouldn’t rest solely on test results, according to a majority of parents. Fifty-six percent said classroom observations should be part of teachers’ evaluations, and 74 percent of all parents said they wanted districts to help struggling teachers. — Despite many Republicans’ unrelenting criticism of the Common Core State Standards, in various stages of implementation in 45 states and the

“We need some way to keep track of whether the teachers are spending enough time educating.” Rodney Land Parent from Lansing, Mich.

• District of Columbia, 52 percent parents have heard little or nothing about the academic benchmarks and a third are unsure if they live in a state using them. Still, when given a brief description of what the standards do, about half of parents say educational quality will improve once the standards are implemented, 11 percent think it will get worse, and 27 percent say they’ll have no effect. — Seventy-five percent of parents say standardized tests are a solid measure of their children’s abilities, and 69 percent say such exams are a good measure of the schools’ quality. “We know when the tests are coming up. They spend a lot of time getting ready for them,” said Rodney

Land of Lansing, Mich. His daughter, Selena, will be in eighth grade at a charter school this fall. The weights-and-measures inspector supports the testing because “it shows what they know, and what they should know.” “We need some way to keep track of whether the teachers are spending enough time educating,” Land said. Education union leaders have stood opposed to linking teacher evaluations with these tests, arguing it is unfair to punish teachers for students’ shortcomings. They also say teachers have not had sufficient time to rewrite their lessons to reflect new academic benchmarks, such as those found in the Common Core.




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Helicopters battle the 64,000-acre Beaver Creek Fire on Friday north of Hailey, Idaho. A number of residential

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Firefighters face another tough day in Idaho blaze HAILEY, Idaho (AP) — Fire crews on Saturday faced another challenging day battling a rapidly growing wildfire burning closer to two posh, central Idaho resort communities, while other blazes in the West charred homes, dry grass and brush. In northern Utah, several manufactured homes were destroyed when a wildfire raced through the community of Willow Springs late Friday, jumping a state highway and fire lines, authorities said. As of early Saturday, the Patch Springs Fire had burned about 33,000 acres, or more than 50 square miles. It was estimated at 20 percent contained. In Idaho, the Beaver Creek Fire grew by 15 square miles late Friday and early Saturday, to 144 square miles. Overnight, flames moved closer to homes and subdivisions in the mountains west and north of the communities of Hailey and Ketchum, and the Sun Valley Resort. So far, authorities have issued mandatory evacua-

tions for 1,600 residences in this smoke-shrouded valley. More homeowners, along with the growing camp of firefighters and support staff, could be asked to move Saturday depending on fire activity, fire officials said. The blaze was started by lightning Aug. 7. It expanded significantly Friday, burning through tinder-dry brush and timber in the mountains west of the towns. Efforts Saturday were focused on protecting homes and structures in the gulches and foothills just west of Hailey and Ketchum. Crews also planned to target erratic, wind-driven fire growth in one area north of Ketchum and two locations west of Hailey. For now, that battle is taking place on the ground because heavy smoke has grounded air tankers capable of dumping retardant and water on the perimeters. Fire managers and more than 700 firefighters are bracing for another dose of hot temperatures and

afternoon wind gusts up to 30 mph that could move flames closer to homes. Hundreds more firefighters will be arriving Saturday as other fires die down in Idaho and some other western states. “This fire is consuming everything,” fire spokeswoman Madonna Lengerich said. “The fire is so hot it’s just cremating even the biggest trees.” The tight valley that bookends these communities — and serve as vacation getaways for celebrities like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tom Hanks — is covered in thick smoke. Downtown retail and dining districts, normally buzzing this time of year with tourists and summer residents, are quiet, and some merchants haven’t even bothered to open for Saturday breakfast and lunch. Ketchum, with a population of 2,700, and Sun Valley, with 1,400 people, also are under “pre-evacuation orders.” Authorities have told them to be ready to leave if necessary.

BOSTON (AP) — The Republican Party launched its latest effort Thursday to sell itself to a more diverse segment of the population, acknowledging a glaring weakness in the GOP’s ability to attract new voters in a country whose demographics are rapidly changing. Some prominent Republicans expressed immediate skepticism at the party’s plans to shine a spotlight on its younger, minority up-and-comers. But Republican leaders say they can help broaden the party’s appeal by changing the faces of the GOP’s primary messengers. At stake is the Republican Party’s ability to compete against Democrats for years to come. “We have this stereotype of Republicans being old, white, Anglo-Saxon men. But there’s people like me

that have been out there working for years,” said 30-year-old New Hampshire state Rep. Marilinda Garcia, one of four people featured in a “Rising Stars” panel at the RNC’s summer meeting in Boston. RNC spokesmen have been instructed to promote Republicans like Garcia in media interviews, while other staffers have been hired to live and work in minority communities to pitch Republican values. GOP leaders say it’s an unprecedented effort. Doubts by some leading Republicans underscored the continuing identity crisis for a party still struggling to regroup after a painful 2012 election season. “This is a baby step,” said former RNC Chairman Michael Steele, an African-American. “We’re talking 50-plus years of separation between






People • Obama plays golf with Larry David on last vacation day OAK BLUFFS, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama is wrapping up his Martha’s Vineyard vacation by playing golf with comedian Larry David. The president hit the links Saturday with an unlikely foursome that includes David, former U.S. trade representative Ron Kirk and businessman Glenn Hutchins, a part owner of the Boston Celtics. Obama has golfed most days during his weeklong getaway, which ends Sunday. Obama spent a couple hours Saturday morning with his wife and daughters on a private beach on the island’s south shore. The first family is staying in a secluded four-bedroom rental home in Chilmark. The president has kept a low profile during his stay. He spoke out publicly only once, to condemn escalating violence in Egypt.

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unsafe. Scientists turned its destruction into a valuable tool in their ongoing efforts to understand the earthquakes that have shaped California. At precisely 9 a.m. a series of explosives went off with deafening bangs, as the building shook and then slumped. Then Warren Hall crumbled into a 12,500-ton pile of concrete and steel. The impact sent shockwaves that researchers hoped would mimic a magnitude-2.0 earthquake.

Briefs • Weapons from Syria worry Iraqi leader BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister warned Saturday that weapons and fighters flowing into Syria are now making their way to Iraq, as a rising tide of violence sweeps across the country. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said that weapons provided by some countries to the Syrian rebels and foreign fighters attempting to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad, are now ending up in Iraq. “The weapons provided to those killers in Syria have been smuggled to Iraq and those wolves that came from different countries to Syria are now sneaking into Iraq,” he said during a youth gathering. Al-Maliki said that this movement of weapons and fighters is adding to the violence hitting his country.





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EGYPT: Brotherhood attacked police stations, homes FROM PAGE A1

power in the country’s first democratic elections a year ago. Such a ban — which authorities say is rooted in the group’s use of violence — would be a repeat to the decades-long power struggle between the state and the Brotherhood. For more than a month since the July 3 military overthrow of Morsi, Brotherhood members and supporters have attacked and torched scores of police stations and churches, in retaliation. Shops and houses of Christians have also been targeted. Such attacks spurred widespread public anger against the Brotherhood, giving the military-backed government popular backing to step up its campaign against the Islamist group. It reminded people of a decade-long Islamist insurgency against Mubarak’s rule in the 1990s which only strengthened security agencies and ended up with thousands of Islamic fundamentalists in prisons. The unrest in Egypt has raised international concerns over the country’s stability and prompted U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to condemn in a statement on Saturday both “violent protests” in reference to Brotherhood’s rallies and the authorities’ “excessive use of force.” Ban also noted, in an apparent rebuff of Brotherhood demands to reinstate Morsi, that the “political clocks move only forward, not backward” and urged “maximum restraint and shift immediately to de-escalation.” Former President Jimmy Carter expressed deep concern over the violence, saying it is “rapidly eroding the chances for dialogue and a road to reconciliation.” Carter added that he is “especially concerned that Egyptians are arming themselves and engaging in inter-communal violence.” In Cairo, the assault on the al-Fath Mosque began on Friday when pro-Morsi protesters and armed men fled into the worship center to avoid angry vigilantes and arrest. They piled furniture in the mosque’s entrance to block authorities and enraged anti-Morsi protesters from reaching them. The mosque served as a field hospital and an open-air morgue as a Brotherhood-called day of protests descended into violence. By daybreak Saturday, security forces and armored personnel carriers had surrounded the mosque and it appeared that military-led negotiations might defuse the standoff.

Islamists target Christian churches CAIRO (AP) — After torching a Franciscan school, Islamists paraded three nuns on the streets like “prisoners of war” before a Muslim woman offered them refuge. Two other women working at the school were sexually harassed and abused as they fought their way through a mob. In the four days since security forces cleared two sit-in camps by supporters of Egypt’s ousted president, Islamists have attacked dozens of Coptic churches along with homes and businesses owned by the Christian minority. The campaign of intimidation appears to be a warning to Christians outside Cairo to stand down from political activism. Christians have long suffered from discrimination and violence in Muslim majority Egypt, where they make up 10 percent of the population of 90 million. Attacks increased after the Islamists rose to power in the wake of the 2011 Arab Spring uprising that drove Hosni Mubarak from power, emboldening extremists. But Christians have come further under fire since President Mohammed Morsi was ousted on July 3, sparking a wave of Islamist anger led by Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood. Nearly 40 churches have been looted and torched, while 23 others have been attacked and heavily damaged since Wednesday, when chaos erupted after Egypt’s military-backed interim administration moved in to clear two camps packed with protesters calling for Morsi’s reinstatement, killing scores of protesters and sparking deadly clashes nationwide. One of the world’s oldest Christian communities has generally kept a low-profile, but has become more politically active since Mubarak was ousted and Christians sought to ensure fair treatment in the aftermath. Many Morsi supporters say Christians played a disproportionately large role in the days of mass rallies, with millions demanding that he step down ahead of the coup. Despite the violence, Egypt’s Coptic Christian church renewed its

commitment to the new political order Friday, saying in a statement that it stood by the army and the police in their fight against “the armed violent groups and black terrorism.” While the Christians of Egypt have endured attacks by extremists, they have drawn closer to moderate Muslims in some places, in a rare show of solidarity. Hundreds from both communities thronged two monasteries in the province of Bani Suef south of Cairo to thwart what they had expected to be imminent attacks on Saturday, local activist Girgis Waheeb said. Activists reported similar examples elsewhere in regions south of Cairo, but not enough to provide effective protection of churches and monasteries. Waheeb, other activists and victims of the latest wave of attacks blame the police as much as hard-line Islamists for what happened. The attacks, they said, coincided with assaults on police stations in provinces like Bani Suef and Minya, leaving most police pinned down to defend their stations or reinforcing others rather than rushing to the rescue of Christians under attack. Another Christian activist, Ezzat Ibrahim of Minya, a province also south of Cairo where Christians make up around 35 percent of the population, said police have melted away from seven of the region’s nine districts, leaving the extremists to act with near impunity. Two Christians have been killed since Wednesday, including a taxi driver who strayed into a protest by Morsi supporters in Alexandria and another man who was shot to death by Islamists in the southern province of Sohag, according to security officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to release the information. The attacks served as a reminder that Islamists, while on the defensive in Cairo, maintain influence and the ability to stage violence in provincial strongholds with a large minority of Christians.

Egypt challenges Obama’s Arab Spring philosophy WASHINGTON (AP) — As Arab Spring democracy uprisings spread across the Middle East, President Barack Obama’s response to the political unrest has been to voice support for people seeking representative governments but limit the role the United States will play to shape those efforts. The president’s philosophy of limited engagement is facing perhaps its toughest test in Egypt, where the nation’s first democratically elected president was ousted by military forces with deep, decadeslong ties to the U.S. The White House has refused to declare Mohammed Morsi’s removal from power a coup — a step

that would require Obama to suspend $1.3 billion in annual aid — even after the military-backed interim government led crackdowns last week that left more than 600 people dead and thousands more injured. Obama’s resistance to suspending U.S. support for Egypt’s military leaves the White House with little leverage, effectively relegating the president to the role of a bystander issuing strongly worded statements. The U.S. position has also stirred up anti-American sentiment in Egypt, with Morsi supporters accusing the U.S. of failing to live up to its own democratic values by allowing an elected leader

to be pushed aside. The president insists that the U.S. stands with Egyptians seeking a democratic government. But he says America could not determine Egypt’s future and would not “take sides with any political party or political figure.” “I know it’s tempting inside of Egypt to blame the United States or the West or some other outside actor for what’s gone wrong,” Obama said Thursday in remarks from his rented vacation house in Massachusetts on Martha’s Vineyard. “We’ve been blamed by supporters of Morsi. We’ve been blamed by the other side, as if we are supporters of Morsi.”

ABATEMENT: Will hear compensation ordinance FROM PAGE A1

qualifies it for a five-year tax abatement. Also on Monday’s agenda, council: • will conduct a public hearing on establishing the Angola Investment Fund Account. The account is being established as a catalyst for future economic growth within the city using

money from Major Moves funding being derived from the lease of the Indiana Toll Road. Investment funding will be administered by a local governing board. • will hear the first reading of an ordinance fixing the compensation of elected officials for next year at $55,000 for Mayor Dick Hickman, $61,000

for Clerk-Treasurer Deb Twitchell and $5,582 for common councilmembers. Only Hickan and Twitchell would be receiving raises. • will consider a tax abatement and scoring process from the Steuben County Economic Development Corp. The process is being presented to allow for uniformity around the county.


In this Nov. 22, 1963, file photo, Marina Oswald, second from left, stands with her mother-in-law, Marguerite Claverie Oswald, in the police station in Dallas where her husband, Lee Harvey Oswald, was being held, accused in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

JKF: Summers says there is no reason to conceal FROM PAGE A1

but it may be they were covering up operations that were justifiable, benign CIA operations that had absolutely nothing to do with the Kennedy assassination,” said Anthony Summers, a British author whose sequel to his JFK book “Not In Your Lifetime” will be released this year. “But after 50 years, there is no reason that I can think of why such operations should still be concealed,” Summers said. “By withholding Joannides material, the agency continues to encourage the public to believe they’re covering up something more sinister.” To understand the attention to the Joannides files, it’s necessary to go back to 1963 and to review what’s known about Oswald that put him on the CIA’s radar. It’s also important to recall the differing conclusions of the two official investigations of the JFK killing — one denying any conspiracy, the other suspecting one — and how much or how little cooperation investigators received from CIA officials, including Joannides himself.

Oswald: an enigma Oswald was a loner and an enigma even to those closest to him. He was “as difficult to understand as anyone I’ve studied in 35 years as a professional historian,” said David Kaiser, whose 2008 book, “The Road To Dallas: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy,” drew on tens of thousands of documents released in the 1990s. Still, plenty was learned about Oswald after the shooting in Dallas. And, it’s now clear, he was not unknown to the U.S. government before that. Assassination investigators learned that Oswald had formed a group in New Orleans in the summer of 1963 that ostensibly supported Cuban leader

Fidel Castro (Oswald was the only local member) and had been involved in a street altercation with anti-Castro demonstrators that was captured by a local television station. Pamphlets Oswald had in his possession bore an address of a local anti-Castro operation connected to a former FBI agent with ties to organized crime, investigators discovered. That and other information has led researchers to believe that Oswald may have been part of a counterintelligence operation to discredit the group he had joined, the Fair Play For Cuba Committee, and that the street scene was a setup. If so, who would have overseen such an operation? Declassified documents show that Joannides, while based in Miami, was the CIA case officer for the anti-Castro Student Revolutionary Directorate (DRE), the group involved in the street fracas with Oswald. What did this all add up to, if anything? Official investigations of the Kennedy assassination were not able to provide complete answers. The Warren Commission, which concluded in 1964 that Oswald acted alone and was not part of a conspiracy, was never told about the CIA’s possibly relevant anti-Castro activities, despite the fact that former CIA director Allen Dulles was a Warren Commission member. Warren Commission staff counsel Burt Griffin, now a retired judge, calls it “an act of bad faith” by the CIA. “I think they had an obligation to tell the chief justice (Earl Warren, commission chairman) about that, and then that decision would have been his and the commission’s to make,” Griffin said. In separate interviews with The Associated Press, Griffin and fellow staff counsel David Slawson stood by the Warren Commission’s conclusions. Each pointed to a series of personal rejections behind

Oswald’s deadly action: Weeks after he made an unsuccessful attempt in Mexico City to get a visa to Cuba, his wife Marina rejected his attempts to reconcile their rocky marriage. It was during Oswald’s visit, the night before the shooting, to the suburban Dallas home where his wife and two young daughters were staying that he packed up his disassembled Mannlicher-Carcano rifle to take to work the next day, the Warren Commission determined. That next morning, he removed his wedding ring, left his money with his wife, and departed to carry out the assassination. “If she had taken him back,” Slawson said, “he wouldn’t have done it.” More complex and sinister theories about his motivation have been offered, of course, some flowing from the release in the 1990s of previously classified documents. Kaiser, the historian, has postulated that Oswald, long seen as a devout leftist, was in fact being manipulated by right-wing and mob elements in his final months and that his visit to the Cuban and Soviet embassies in Mexico City in the fall of 1963 was part of an attempt to reach Cuba and kill Castro. Release of documents held by those governments could be revealing, Kaiser said. By the time the House Select Committee on Assassinations convened in the mid-1970s to probe the Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. killings, other congressional investigations had exposed the CIA’s activities in the early 1960s, including plots to assassinate Castro. Those revelations would be overshadowed, however, by the House committee’s JFK conclusion: That sound impulses recorded on the microphone of a Dallas police officer amounted to evidence of a shot from the infamous “grassy knoll” in Dealey Plaza, and thus of an additional gunman besides Oswald firing from a building window.

STUTZMAN: Calls for food stamp accountability FROM PAGE A1

the food stamp program cost about $480 billion. Now it’s pushing $800 billion, said Stutzman. “It’s simple. Farm policy and food stamp policy are different. Washington should consider them separately,” he added. Stutzman also called for accountability in the food stamp program. “How can we justify this growth? We’ve created a commodity with the food stamp card,” he said. “The $4 billion in cuts to the program offered in the Senate Farm Bill is just peanuts.” Now that the food stamp program has been separated from the Farm Bill’s other programs in the House version, people can see the impact on the country’s out-of-control spending, Stutzman said. “In talking to people, I’ve

found they didn’t realize food stamps are part of the Farm Bill, and have been since the 1970s, and they didn’t realize how big it’s got,” he said. Stutzman pointed out that only 25 percent of the House of Representatives members have farms in their district. This makes it difficult for a majority of the House members to understand farming issues, he said. Stutzman is a fourth-generation farmer and co-owner of Stutzman Farms in Howe. Together with his father, two brothers and a brother-in-law, they farm 4,000 acres of soybeans, green beans and seed corn. Stutzman said he is lobbying Speaker of the House John Boehner to appoint him to the conference committee that will find common ground for the House and Senate versions

of the Farm Bill. “Obamacare,” the health care program promoted by President Barack Obama, parts of which will soon take affect, also received attention from Stutzman after constituents asked about it. He said he opposes the health care legislation. “As I travel across the district, I hear constantly from people about the damage it’s doing to families and the chaos it’s creating not only in the economy but also in family budgets,” Stutzman said about the health care law. “Part-time workers are getting their hours cut, and full-time workers are seeing their premiums increase.” When asked if members of Congress are concerned about recent polls indicating 83 percent of the American people have an unfavorable opinion of Congress, Stutzman said bluntly, “No.”




‘Duck Dynasty’ star advises newlyweds MARS, Pa. (AP) — A camouflage-clad bride and groom got a little advice from a bewhiskered witness on their wedding day: “Duck Dynasty� star Willie Robertson. WTAE-TV reports Robertson told the couple to always love and forgive one another as they were wed Saturday morning at a Field & Stream store near Pittsburgh. Robertson popped in for the nuptials of Mehgan Cook, who sported a camouflage sash on her dress, and Charlie Miller,

who was completely clad in camo gear. The two hadn’t planned on marrying at the store but Cook said they were eager to meet Robertson. “I was going to cancel the wedding ‘cause I heard Willie was coming,� Cook told KDKA-TV. Instead, Cook said, her mother came up with the idea of a wedding at the store — and they got a surprise when Robertson appeared during the ceremony.

“That’s a first for me, it’s good to be a part of that,� Robertson said. “They look like my kind of folks with the camouflage . that was cool.� On the “Duck Dynasty� Season 4 premiere, which aired Wednesday, family members threw a surprise wedding for patriarch Phil Robertson, wearing a black jacket over camouflage garb, and his wife, Miss Kay. They could only afford a justice of the peace when they married 48 years ago.

The show drew 11.8 million viewers on the A&E channel, making it the No. 1 non-fiction series telecast in U.S. cable television history in total viewers as well as all key demographic groups. Cook said she had been engaged to another man, but he died in a car crash four years ago. But she met Miller at the scene and eventually the two started dating. “I never thought it would happen again,� Cook said, tearing up.

Duck Commander CEO and star of the reality television series “Duck Dynasty� witnessed a wedding at new Field & Stream store in Butler County, Pa., on Saturday morning.

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On The Air • BAS E BALL L.A. Dodgers vs. Philadelphia, TB S, 1:3 0 p.m. St. Louis vs. Chic ago Cubs, WG N, 2 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Boston, E S P N, 8 p.m. Little League World Series, E S P N2 noon, 5 and 7 p.m., ABC 2 p.m. MOTOR S P ORTS Sprint Cup Pure Michigan 4 00, E S P N, 1 p.m. N H RA Luc as Oil Nationals, E S P N2, 9 p.m. N F L P R E S EASON Indianapolis vs. N.Y. Giants, Fox, 7 p.m. GOLF P GA Wy ndham Championship, CB S, 3 p.m. U.S. Amateur Championship, N BC, 4 p.m. TRACK AN D F I E LD World Championships, N BC, 2:3 0 p.m. TE N N I S Western & Southern Open, CB S 12:3 0 p.m., E S P N2 4 p.m. GYM NASTICS P&G Championships, N BC, 1 p.m.

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Tide top AP preseason poll NEW YORK (AP) — Alabama will begin this season the way it ended the last two — No. 1. Nick Saban’s two-time defending national champions are top-ranked in The Associated Press preseason college football poll, with the Crimson Tide trying to become the first team to win three straight national titles. Much like the BCS championship game against Notre Dame, the vote was an Alabama landslide. The Tide received 58 of 60 first-place votes from the media panel Saturday to easily outdistance No. 2 Ohio State. Alabama matched Florida in 2009 for the highest percentage of first-place votes received in the 63-year history of the preseason rankings. The Buckeyes received one first-place vote. Oregon is No. 3, followed by Stanford and Georgia, which received the other first-place vote. Notre Dame, coming off a 42-14 loss in the BCS championship game to Alabama, is No. 14. Alabama won its record ninth AP national championship last season, third BCS title in the last four years under Saban, and became the first team to win back-to-back BCS championships. The Tide is AP preseason No. 1 for the fourth time, and first since 2010. Alabama was ranked No. 2 in the preseason poll each of the last two seasons. The only time has Alabama started and finished No. 1 was 1978, when Bear Bryant led the Crimson Tide to the fourth of its five national championships with him as coach. Now Saban’s Tide is trying to accomplish something Bear’s boys


Alabama head coach Nick Saban, right facing camera, works with the referees during the Crimson Tide’s 2013 Season Spring NCAA college football practice scrimmage on Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

never could. Twice Alabama won back-to-back championships under Bryant, but couldn’t get the third. Saban is hoping senior stars such as quarterback AJ McCarron, linebacker C.J. Mosley, defensive end Ed Stinson and guard Anthony Steen have enough memories of what went wrong for the 2010 Alabama team to avoid it happening in 2013. “You’re in a position here where we have a lot of players that really haven’t lost much,” Saban

said earlier this week. “They have to really want to be good for the sake of being good. Alabama is 49-5 over the past four seasons, with three of those losses coming in ‘10. “Most other teams are out there saying we’ve got something to prove,” Saban said. “Well, this team has something to prove. It’s a lot more difficult not to be a little bit complacent, not to keep the same accountability to being successful that’s necessary. You’ve

got to challenge yourself every day. You’ve got to challenge each other.” Since the poll started in 1936, 10 times has a school has won consecutive AP championships. The Tide’s task: complete the hat trick. Alabama will also be trying to run the Southeastern Conference’s streak of national championships to eight. For the second straight year, half the top 10 teams to start the season are from the SEC. Joining Alabama and Georgia are South Carolina at No. 6, Texas A&M at No. 7 and Florida at No. 10. The Tide and Aggies meet Sept. 14 in College Station, Texas. A&M and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel handed Alabama its only loss last year. Whether Manziel will be eligible for the rematch remains in question while the NCAA investigates the Aggies’ quarterback. ESPN has reported Manziel is under investigation for being paid to sign autographs. No. 8 Clemson and No. 9 Louisville, led by two other Heisman-contender quarterbacks, round out the top 10. Tajh Boyd and Clemson take on Georgia at home in Week 1 and are the favorites to win the Atlantic Coast Conference. Teddy Bridgewater and the Cardinals are the heavy favorites to get back to the BCS for the second straight year out of the newly renamed American Athletic Conference. McCarron also makes most of the preseason Heisman contender lists. He passed for 2,933 yards and 30 touchdowns with only three interceptions last season. Now in his third season as a starter, McCarron is the face of the Tide.

Molina, Kelly lead Cards past Cubs CHICAGO (AP) — The Cardinals’ Yadier Molina is regaining his comfort zone after returning from the disabled list — and showed it by inflicting some pain on the Cubs. Molina hit a two-run homer, Joe Kelly threw six scoreless innings and St. Louis beat Chicago 4-0 Saturday. Molina also had a double in his second game since coming off the disabled list Thursday from a sprained right knee. “Today, I feel comfortable,” Molina said. “Everything went well.” Molina homered off Travis Wood for a 4-0 lead in the sixth after Matt Holliday was hit by a pitch. Molina’s ninth homer was his first hit in eight at-bats since he came off the disabled list. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny also liked how Molina made a strong throw after handling a tough bunt and how he guided Kelly.

“We’re happy he’s here,” Matheny said. Kelly (4-3) hasn’t lost since joining the Cardinals rotation as the fifth starter on July 6. He allowed four hits, struck out six and walked three. “He’s stepped up and really taken advantage of it,” Matheny said “You can tell he can’t wait to get the ball. When he goes out there with that kind of confidence it kind of transfers over to everybody else. And he’s getting better. “We’re still real impressed with how he’s using his secondary pitches in tough counts. He’s staying out of the middle of the plate. He’s making good pitches when he has to. He’s working ahead, all the things we hope our starters will do.” Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was pulled shortly after making a mental mistake that let the Cardinals score in the fifth. The Cardinals led


St. Louis Cardinals’ Jon Jay left, slides into home plate safely as Chicago Cubs catcher Welington Castillo right,

1-0 and had the bases loaded with one out when Castro caught a popup by Matt Carpenter in short left field. Castro put his

tries to apply the tag during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Saturday.

head down and hesitated to throw home. Jon Jay scored from third base and the other runners advanced. “I think good teams

constantly find ways to put pressure on the defense, and Jon is such a heads-up player,” Matheny said. “He SEE CARDS-CUBS, PAGE B3

Tigers win on Cabrera’s HR DETROIT (AP) — A hobbled Miguel Cabrera hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the ninth inning, lifting the Detroit Tigers to a 6-5 win over Kansas City on Saturday night, hours after Royals infielder Miguel Tejada was suspended for at least the rest of this season for testing positive for an amphetamine. Cabrera has been slowed by a strained lower abdomen, injured hip and banged-up left leg, but he was healthy enough to take a victory lap. Joaquin Benoit (3-0) gave up only one walk in the ninth for the win. Prince Fielder hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the seventh inning and made a good defensive play for the third out of the ninth. Aaron Crow (7-4) threw five pitches, with Cabrera hitting his 3-1 offering for an opposite field homer, his 39th.

Kansas City tied the game for a third time in the eighth inning when Emilo Bonifacio singled, stole second, advanced on a throwing era by Detroit’s backup catcher and scored on Chris Getz’s RBI single off Jose Veras. Detroit starter Doug Fister gave up three runs and 10 hits over 6 1-3 innings. After throwing a season-high 118 pitches, he was replaced by Drew Smyly, who gave up a game-tying homer to Salvador Perez on a 1-2 count with two outs in the seventh. Kansas City starter Wade Davis allowed four runs on eight hits and lasted just 3 2-3 innings. Tigers manager Jim Leyland and catcher Brayan Pena were ejected in the fourth inning after a call went against Detroit and helped Kansas City tie the game. The Tigers were angry

because Kansas City’s Alcides Escobar appeared to foul off a pitch with a check swing after the ball hit the dirt. The umpiring crew, though, ruled that it was a wild pitch and that allowed Chris Getz to advance from first to third base. Leyland was ejected and went on the field a second time, directing a demonstrative rant toward first base umpire Bob Davidson. After Escobar hit a game-tying double, Pena had more to say about the call and was tossed by plate umpire Mike Muchlinski. In the home half of the inning, Cabrera put Detroit ahead 4-3 with his 24th double and 116th RBI on a hit deep into the right field corner, but barely beat the throw to second base. The reigning Triple Crown winner, though, would rather play through pain than sit and hope to get healthier.


Detroit Tigers’ Prince Fielder, right, gets a fist bump from manager Jim Leyland after scoring in the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on Saturday in Detroit.




Local Sports Briefs • School Sports Fremont athletic passes on sale FREMONT — Fremont Community Schools athletic passes for the 2013-14 school year are on sale in the Fremont High School athletic office weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Family fall season passes are good for admission to all fall season home middle school and high school athletic events, except for tournaments, for all family members living at home with children age 19 and younger for $70. Adult fall season passes are $30 apiece. Family all-year passes are good for admission to all home middle school and high school athletic events for the entire school year, except for tournaments, for all family AJ Allmendinger carries the checkered flag after he members living at home with children age 19 and younger won the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race at and cost $180 apiece. Adult all-year passes cost $80. Student all-year passes are $25. Senior citizen “forever” passes for individuals age 60 and over can be purchased for a one-time fee of $10.


Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Saturday in Lexington, Ohio.

Allmendinger wins at Mid-Ohio

LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — AJ Allmendinger was so close to he could Trine picked to finish 5th in MIAA almost envision coasting ROYAL OAK, Mich. — Trine University was picked to through his final lap and finish fifth in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Associa- capturing the checkered flag. tion’s volleyball preseason coaches poll released on Friday. Then, elsewhere on the Defending champion Calvin was selected the preseason course, a car spun out and favorite receiving seven out of a possible nine first-place votes the subsequent yellow flag in the preseason poll of the league’s coaches. Hope, picked to meant the pack would have to finish second, received the other two first-place votes. restart behind the pace car in The Thunder were tied for third in the conference with a two-lap sprint to the finish. Alma at 9-7 last year, and were 18-12 overall. Trine has But after leading 73 of qualified for the four-team MIAA Tournament the past two the 94 laps, he survived that seasons. last, late challenge to win the The Thunder are coming off its first back-to-back inaugural NASCAR Nationwinning seasons for the program since the late 1980s and wide Series race at Mid-Ohio look to continue its push toward the top of the conference. Sports Car Course. But coach Jamie Wozniak’s team will have to move forward “In a way, I feel like I’m after the graduation of two of the top players in program playing with house money history, career kills leader Betsy Irwin and career assists because I never expected to leader Sarah Radekin. be back here at this level,” Trine only has just one senior on the roster in defensive said Allmendinger, making specialist Carlee Felber. It will rely heavily on all-around another major step back after junior Carly Searles and sophomore Taylor Rabel to lead the his suspension a year ago for way this upcoming season. failing a random drug test. Searles made the All-MIAA Second Team last season. “I’m just taking it all in and She finished 2012 with 20 double-doubles and two having fun with it.” triple-doubles while ranking second on the team in assists Allmendinger improved and digs and third in kills and blocks. his record to 2 for 2 this year The Thunder will look to a group of sophomores to in the Nationwide Series, improve. A season ago, Rabel, Stephanie Radandt and twin adding a victory to the one he sisters Lauren and Megan Verkamp saw action in all 30 picked up for Penske Racing in his only previous start at matches. Trine opens the season in central Ohio on Aug. 30 and 31 Road America. He credited his crew, his in a tournament hosted by Otterbein and Capital universities. sponsors and particularly The Thunder then open the home season with a tri-match on Sept. 3 when they face Olivet in their MIAA opener and team owner Roger Penske, who stood by him in his also take on Rose-Hulman. darkest hours and gave him 2013 MIAA Preseason Volleyball Poll work. (first-place votes in parentheses) “It’s Roger’s world 1. Calvin (7) 9 points, 2. Hope (2) 14, 3. Alma 25, 4. Adrian 34, 5. Trine 35, 6. Saint Mary’s and I’m living in it,” 41, 7. Kalamazoo 49, 8. Olivet 54, 9. Albion 63. Allmendinger said. “I’ll go

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back and I’ll celebrate this and enjoy it. And definitely take it all in as it’s happening. But I don’t let it dictate my life anymore, which I used to.” Pole-winner Michael McDowell was second, with native Ohioan Sam Hornish Jr. third, Max Papis fourth and Brian Vickers fifth. Hornish took over the season points lead, 13 points ahead of Elliott Sadler. The race was plagued by spin-outs and fender benders. The last one almost changed the outcome. With everyone racing to the finish and Allmendinger’s Discount Tire Mustang comfortably ahead of McDowell by a couple of seconds, the car driven by Kenny Habul spun out on Turn 11. Out came the caution, with Allmendinger left to make one last stand. “Since I’m out here running for a championship, I feel like a lot of times I’m taking a little bit more than I give,” Hornish said of his willingness to avoid problems in order to keep running and piling up points. “That last restart, I had to take a little bit there.” Hornish made a run at the leaders almost immediately and also tried to skirt inside McDowell at the first turn. Allmendinger, who ended up winning by 1.165 seconds,

was focused on holding on. “The only thing about the green-white-checker was I wasn’t great on restarts,” Allmendinger said. “It took three or four laps for the tires to come in and this place, because you’re sliding around and the corners are so tight, it just invites people to kind of come in and want to move you out of the way.” But he outgunned McDowell in the home straight, held his ground in the first curve and then played keep-away the rest of the way. Like all the rest of the leaders, fuel was a consideration since almost everyone hadn’t counted on the extra laps under caution. “When that green-whitechecker came out, I think everybody got pretty nervous,” said McDowell, who captured his second career pole earlier in the day. “We all worked so hard to save fuel during the caution. Had the caution came back out, and there’d been another green-white-checker, we’d all have been in trouble.” Allmendinger’s team kept him from worrying. “The whole time, I was like, ‘Are we good on fuel?’” Allmendinger said of his radio conversations with crew chief Jeremy Bullins. “He’s saying, ‘Yeah, man, you’re fine. Just keep going.’”

Absolutely no one was surprised there were lots of caution flags, with 40 large, powerful cars racing around a layout with a variety of elevations and hairpin curves that is just 40-feet wide in places. The first 18 laps were clean but then things started getting messy. Justin Allgaier — who would bounce back to briefly challenge for the lead later — found the sand off Turn 9 for the first yellow. Trevor Bayne and Regan Smith were among the drivers who had their cars spun, either through contact, aggressive driving or in the heat of the race. By the end, however, with just 15 or so laps left, the top two had separated themselves, several seconds ahead of third-place Hornish. Almendinger held onto the lead — not pulling away but not losing any ground — as they made it a two-car race. Rounding out the top 10 were Sadler in sixth, Marcos Ambrose, Allgaier, Bayne and Jeremy Clements. Two drivers raced at Mid-Ohio and also planned on being in the the action at today’s NASCAR Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Ambrose was set to start 26th in Brooklyn, Mich., with Austin Dillon set to start a notch behind him.

Race tight for final Chase spots BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Greg Biffle is back at Michigan International Speedway, where he has won the last two Sprint Cup races. It should be a comfortable spot — but then Biffle analyzes the standings. “We are in the middle of the bees’ nest and we understand that,” Biffle said. “All we can do is get the best finishes we can the next four weeks.” Biffle is in ninth place in the standings, and he’s not the only one in a precarious position as NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup approaches. There are four races left before the Chase, with the top 10 drivers qualifying along with two wild cards. Even defending Cup champion Brad Keselowski isn’t secure. He’s in eighth place, but only 12 points separate him from 12th-place Kasey Kahne. The gap between Keselowski and

16th-place Joey Logano is only 36 points, and Logano won the pole for Sunday’s race at MIS. Martin Truex Jr. is 10th, and he’s as unnerved as Biffle — although he picked a different scary insect for his analogy. “We’re kind of in that hornets’ nest there, which we’ve been in for the past month or so,” said Truex, who finished third in Michigan in June. “These type of tracks have pretty much been what we’ve been our best on the last few years, and hopefully that will be the case again this weekend.” The two wild cards go to the drivers between 11th and 20th in the standings who have the most wins. That’s why Kahne, who has two victories, is in solid shape. Elsewhere on the bubble, Biffle, Truex and Ryan Newman (14th place) have one win each.

Keselowski, Kurt Busch (11th), Jeff Gordon (13th), Jamie McMurray (15th) and Logano have none. Biffle’s lone win came at MIS, but he’s had only two top-10 finishes since then. He finished 24th at Indianapolis last month. “Indy really killed us. That was the turning point for us,” he said. “We felt like we were really on some momentum and qualified 27th and finished 24th and never ran better than that all day. That buried us in the points.” Busch, the 2004 Cup champ, is closing fast in a bid for what would be a surprising spot in the Chase. He’s only two points out of 10th place, and he qualified second for Sunday’s race for Furniture Row Racing. “We have four weeks to go and we’re in great position,” he said. “It’s been neat to feel the energy from the team.”

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Isner, Nadal to play in Cincinnati final MASON, Ohio (AP) — John Isner’s absence from the ATP top 20 will be brief. The 6-foot-10 American made sure of that Saturday, rallying to beat seventhseeded Juan Martin del Potro 6-7, 7-6, 6-3 in a grueling Western & Southern Open semifinal. Isner, who fell from No. 20 to 22 this week, will return to the top 20 after a stimulating Cincinnati run that includes beating three straight top-10 players for the first time in his career while earning his second Masters 1000 series finals appearance and first in Cincinnati. His previous Masters 1000 final appearance was at Indian Wells in 2012. “It’s awesome to be at this stage again,” said Isner, who beat top-ranked Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals and No. 8 Richard Gasquet in the second round. “I’ve been playing pretty well this season, but this tournament is where I’ve really started to put it all together. I’m playing pretty well in all facets of the game.” Isner, in his first appearance in the tournament’s semifinals, had been 0-4 against the Argentine. He’ll play third-seeded Rafael Nadal, who beat sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych 7-5, 7-6 (4) in the other semifinal to reach the tournament final for the first

time in nine appearances. “This is one tournament that I’ve never been able to play well, so it’s something special to play well in a place I never did in the past,” said Nadal, 3-0 in his career against Isner. “I’m very happy for that. I am having the right feelings on court. I’m playing aggressive, and the crowd here is great.” Nadal extended his personal winning streak against the Czech to 14 matches while improving his overall season record 52-3, including 14-0 on hardcourts. After winning at Montreal last week, the Spaniard will be making back-to-back appearances in hardcourt finals for the first time in his career. He’s 15-1 against top-10 players this season. Top-ranked Serena Williams also will be making her first career appearance in the event’s championship match after ousting defending champion Li Na, 7-5, 7-5, in the first women’s semifinal. Williams, seeking her ninth title of the year, advanced when Li doublefaulted on match point. Williams improved to 60-3 this season. In the second semifinal, Victoria Azarenka faced Jelena Jankovic. Isner needed 2 hours, 47 minutes to improve to 16-3 since retiring from Wimbledon in the second

round because of a left knee injury. He finished off the win when del Potro sent a backhand from the baseline into the net. Despite tossing into a persistent swirling breeze and bright sunshine, both players served so effectively early that the first set included just one break point, fought off by the 22nd-ranked Isner. The 6-foot-6 Del Potro came up with a crucial mini-break on the 11th point of the tiebreaker when Isner sailed his backhand volley wide to lose the set. Del Potro broke Isner in the eighth game of the second set to put himself into position to serve for the match, but he double-faulted on match point and Isner came up with his own break to stay alive and eventually force a tiebreak that he won when del Potro sent a forehand wide to the deuce court. “I think I lost the match in the second set,” del Potro said. “That was my chance to beat him. He was fighting all the time and deserved to win the third set, but I missed my chance.” “I know, at that moment, that the sun on that side was pretty bad,” said Isner, who can become the first American to win the tournament since Andy Roddick in 2006. “We both struggled with that for about 30 minutes.”


John Isner returns a volley from Juan Martin del Potro, from Argentina, during a semifinal match at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament on Saturday in Mason, Ohio. Isner won 6-7, 7-6, 6-3.

Huh, Reed share Wyndham lead GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — John Huh refused to let tough conditions — and one terrible hole — get him down. He was rewarded with a share of the lead at the Wyndham Championship. The PGA Tour’s reigning rookie of the year shot an even-par 70 on Saturday and joined Patrick Reed atop the field after a soggy third round. Huh and Reed, the second-round leader who shot a 71, were at 10-under 200. Huh shook off a triple bogey on his second hole, making up for it with three birdies in a four-hole stretch of the back nine. “Since the rain picked it up this morning, it wasn’t easy for us to play out there, but I told myself, ‘Be patient, stay dry and keep grinding out there,’” Huh said. Zach Johnson had the day’s best round — a 66 — and was one stroke back along with Bob Estes and John Deere winner Jordan Spieth. Estes shot 68, and Spieth had a 70. Eight players were within two shots of the lead. “It’s a Monday qualifier,” Reed said. “I had a lot of success at Monday qualifiers, and that’s basically what it is. I let everybody back in the field and to now, all of a sudden to have it as bunched as it is, it’s going to be whoever can make as many birdies as possible tomorrow and shoot a low number.” There weren’t many of those during a rainy day at a Sedgefield Country Club course with challenging pin placements. Play was halted for 2 hours, 59 minutes in the morning while the soaked course could dry out somewhat. Tour officials moved up Sunday’s final-round tee

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John Huh takes a look at his line on the 15th green during the third round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., Saturday.

times in an attempt to beat the rain, just as they did for the third round when they sent players off in threesomes at the first and 10th tees. Play was halted when early morning showers rendered the Donald Ross-designed course unplayable. Rain fell intermittently throughout the day, and though players were allowed to lift, clean and place their golf balls, the conditions played havoc with virtually everyone on the course. “I don’t remember a time when there wasn’t even a mist in the air,” Johnson said. “But the course held up considering. … The greens were still fast.” It was the worst total score for a third-round leader since the tournament moved back to this course in 2008. Every other 72-hole leader here in that span was at least 14 under. Only 13 players shot better than par 70, after 78

players did it Thursday and 63 Friday. Huh began the day one stroke off the lead after a career-best 62 in the second round. His seven on the par-4 second caused him to plummet down the leaderboard. Turns out that was his only bad hole: He followed that with 10 straight pars before a birdie binge in which he landed approach shots on the 13th and 15th holes within inches of the flagsticks. Reed, the 23-year-old PGA Tour rookie who led by one stroke after two rounds, looked as if he might be in trouble after a pair of bogeys midway through the round dropped him two strokes behind Spieth. Then Reed got hot. The turning point, he said, was a strong drive on the par-4 14th that eventually set up his 20-foot birdie putt. He followed that with impressive approach shots

on the next two holes that left him with birdie putts of 5 feet that he sank, moving him to 11 under. He was inches from a fourth straight birdie when his putt on the 17th trickled past the cup, and he slipped back to 10 under when his par putt on the 18th trickled inches wide. Johnson was one of the few players who didn’t seem to struggle much on this soggy day, with five birdies during a round that was bogey free until the last hole. Champions Tour, Dick’s Sporting Goods Open In Endicott, N.Y., Kenny Perry finally met his match — for one day, at least. Champions Tour rookie Bart Bryant shot a 10-under 62 on Saturday to take the second-round lead at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open. Bryant took advantage of another serene day at En-Joie Golf Club, making six birdies in his first seven holes to surge past first-round leader Kenny Perry. Bryant was at 16-under 128, a 36-hole record for the tournament, four shots ahead of Corey Pavin (64). Duffy Waldorf was 11 under after a 65, and Rick Fehr (67) and Russ Cochran (67) were 10 under. Perry was eight strokes back at 8 under after a 71. Bryant’s round matched the Champions Tour course record set by R.W. Eaks in 2007, the tournament’s first year. Hal Sutton, Robert Gamez and Fred Funk each shot 61 when En-Joie hosted the old B.C. Open on the PGA Tour. More than half the field broke par under nearly ideal scoring conditions on the first day, and the assault at the narrow, tree-lined layout continued Saturday as 47 players finished the day under par.

CARDS-CUBS: Three St. Louis relievers allow just one hit to finish FROM PAGE B1

took two hard steps and saw he had an opportunity.” Cubs manager Dale Sveum said something to Castro when he reached the dugout. Donnie Murphy switched from third base to shortstop to replace Castro in the sixth, and Cody Ransom came off the bench

to play third. Sveum said there is no explanation for Castro’s mistake. He was unsure if Castro would play Sunday. “I know the outs and everything,” Castro said. “I just put my head down, like a mental mistake. I don’t want to say any excuse for that.

“It’s my mistake and that’s why I pay for that. That’s why I got taken out of the game. I feel really, really bad that happened.” Wood (7-10) retired the first nine St. Louis batters. He gave up four runs and four hits in 5 1-3 innings. Carpenter hit a leadoff double in the fourth and

scored on a double by Carlos Beltran for a 1-0 lead. A trio of St. Louis relievers combined to allow one hit. Both teams finished with five hits. The Cubs have lost 14 of their last 19 games. They have been shut out in five of their last seven at Wrigley Field.


Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker (10) is pursued by Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins (97) in the first half of an NFL preseason football game on Saturday in Cincinnati.

Dalton sharp in Bengals’ victory CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton got a little diversity into the Bengals’ offense. With All-Pro receiver A.J. Green watching again, Cincinnati’s offense had an impressive first half in a 27-19 preseason victory over the Tennessee Titans on Saturday night. Everybody got involved. Rookie running back Giovani Bernard started, carried seven times for 37 yards and a touchdown, and turned a short pass into a 22-yard gain, giving the Bengals (2-0) the diversity they’re seeking out of the backfield. After failing to score in the first quarter of a 34-10 win in Atlanta last week, the Bengals’ starters piled up 220 yards in the first half on their way to a 17-3 lead. Dalton was 9 of 14 for 115 yards, including a 2-yard touchdown pass to Mohamed Sanu in the back corner of the end zone. “I think we were a little bit hungry tonight,” Dalton said. “After last week, we wanted to put points on the board with the (starters) in there. So we go out of this game feeling a little bit better than last week.” Green didn’t suit up for the game. He bruised his left knee on the first day of training camp and and returned to practice last week on a limited basis. He hopes to play in one of the two

final preseason games. The offense also was a focus for Tennessee (0-2), and things didn’t go nearly so well. Jake Locker played the first half and went 12 of 20 for 116 yards, but failed to get a touchdown. And Tennessee’s kickers didn’t help, missing three straight field-goal attempts. The Titans spent the offseason reconfiguring their offensive line through free agency and the draft. They had a new combination for the second preseason game. Right tackle David Stewart was back after missing the first preseason game against Washington with a sore right ankle. It was his first game action since he broke his right leg last Dec. 2. He settled in next to guard Chance Warmack, the No. 10 overall pick in the draft. At center was Fernando Velasco, competing for the job with Rob Tuner, who started the first preseason game. The Titans got got 182 yards in the first half and averaged 4.4 yards per rush, an encouraging statistic. The Titans were last in the NFL in time of possession last season in part because their injury-depleted line struggled. “We really got the running game going in the second quarter and continued it in the second half,” coach Mike Munchak said. “That was good to see.”




Homers help White Sox hold off Minnesota MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dayan Viciedo hit a three-run homer and Alejandro De Aza added a two-run shot as the Chicago White Sox topped the Minnesota Twins 8-5 Saturday night. Viciedo’s home run gave him five RBIs in his last two games, equaling his total from July 10 through Aug. 14. Chris Sale (9-11) gave up four consecutive two-out hits in the third inning as the Twins scored three times. The left-hander won three straight starts for the first time this season, giving up three runs and nine hits in seven innings, striking out eight and walking one. Addison Reed worked a scoreless ninth to record his careerhigh 30th save in 35 chances. Andrew Albers (2-1) took the loss after beginning his career with 17 1-3 scoreless innings, a record for a Twins starter. He allowed five runs and eight hits in seven innings. Albers’ streak ended in the first when Paul Konerko’s groundout scored De Aza from third base. Albers recorded back-to-back outs to start the fourth before Adam Dunn and Avisail Garcia hit consecutive doubles. Jeff Keppinger then walked before


fourth inning of an baseball game against the Minnesota Twins on Saturday at Target Field in Minneapolis.

Chicago White Sox’s Dayan Viciedo, left, is congratulated by third base coach Joe McEwing (47) after hitting a three-run home run during the

Viciedo hit his 10th homer. Chicago added a run in the eighth when left fielder Josh Willingham lost Dunn’s two-out fly in the twilight and the ball dropped

for an RBI double. Dunn finished with three hits, giving him six in his last 11 at-bats and extending his hitting streak to nine games. He batted just .156 in

his first 55 games, but since June 8 is hitting .322. De Aza hit his 14th homer in the ninth. Ryan Doumit hit a two-run

Brewers blank Cincinnati, 2-0

Diamondbacks dominate Bucs PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have a lot of ground to make up if they are going to get to the postseason. Martin Prado hopes that Saturday’s 20-hit outburst was a step in the right direction. Prado went 4 for 5 with a three-run home run and Paul Goldschmidt added a three-run shot and the Diamondbacks routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 15-5 on Saturday. The Diamondbacks won for the fourth time in five games. They entered the day 8½ games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West and six games behind the Cincinnati Reds for the second wild card. “I feel like this is the beginning of what we should do from now on,” Prado said. “I feel like everybody contributed. We’re hoping to keep having this offense all the way through the end of the season. “Being realistic, it’s not going to be like this every day, but I liked the way we prepared for the game then everybody had good at-bats.” Prado’s 11th homer of the season capped a six-run third inning against All-Star Jeff Locke and put the Diamondbacks ahead 8-0. Prado has driven in 13 runs in his past 10 games. “It’s just the way baseball goes,” Prado said of his RBI surge. “I’m on a hot streak right now. You might go a month and not get an RBI. I just want to ride the streak as long as I can.” Goldschmidt’s 30th homer came in the ninth and tied him with Pittsburgh’s Pedro Alvarez for the National League lead. Alvarez hit his 30th earlier in the game. Goldschmidt and Didi Gregorius each had three of the Diamondbacks’ 20 hits. Gregorius, a rookie

shortstop, had gone 2 for 29 in his previous eight games. “A lot of times you can tell how a guy is going to do in the game by his batting practice,” Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said. “Didi didn’t really have a set pre-game routine until today. He’s finally found a routine that works and you saw the results. I think it’s going to make a big difference for him.” Trevor Cahill (4-10) earned his first win since May 17. He went five innings and allowed four runs and seven hits. He was activated from the disabled list before the game. He had been out since July 1 with a bruised right hip. A.J. Pollock, Aaron Hill, Wil Nieves and Gerardo Parra had two hits each and Nieves had three RBIs, including a two-run double in the first inning to give Arizona an early lead. After going 0-6 with a 7.91 ERA in his previous eight starts, Cahill struck out four and walked one. “It felt like my debut all over again,” Cahill said. “It was a weird feeling, like I hadn’t done this before. I’ll take the win, enjoy the great offensive support and then work on some things so I’m better in my next start.” Alvarez hit a three-run home run and Starling Marte added a solo shot for NL Central-leading Pittsburgh in the third inning, enabling the Pirates to cut the lead to 8-4. Andrew McCutchen had three hits and Neil Walker and Jose Tabata had two each. McCutchen has had multiple hits in 10 of his past 14 games. Locke (9-4) allowed eight runs and 10 hits in 2 2/3 innings while walking three and striking out two. He is winless in his past four starts and gave up more than three runs for just the second time

homer in the Twins eighth off Nate Jones. Minnesota homered for the 10th straight game, its longest streak since 11 consecutive in August 2007. Joe Mauer doubled and drove in two runs for the Twins, who lost for the fourth time in five games. Willingham, Brian Dozier and Pedro Florimon all finished with two hits and scored a run. Florimon had just one hit in his previous 26 at-bats. Notes: Chicago INF Conor Gillaspie said his bruised left hand felt better after leaving Friday’s game in the eighth. Gillaspie said he was available for Saturday’s game and hopes to be back in the lineup Sunday. … Minnesota agreed to terms with INF Brad Boyer of the St. Paul Saints independent league team on Saturday. Boyer, 29, is hitting .337 with seven home runs and 50 RBIs in 78 games. The former draft pick of the Seattle Mariners (2005, 14th round) and San Francisco Giants (2006, 13th round) will report to Double-A New Britain. The Twins have had success with independent league signees, including Albers, LHP Caleb Thielbar also from the Saints and recently demoted Chris Colabello.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Yovani Gallardo gave up three hits in 6 1/3 innings and Logan Schafer had a two-run double to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 2-0 win over Cincinnati on Saturday. Gallardo (9-9), who came off the disabled list Friday, struck out three to lead Milwaukee to its second straight win over the Reds. Gallardo did not give up a hit until the fourth inning when Brandon Phillips singled after Joey Votto walked. But Phillips was caught in a rundown after the ball got away from Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy. The Reds threatened to score in the seventh inning as Gallardo gave up a one-out single to Phillips. Gallardo was replaced by Brandon Kintzler, who gave up consecutive singles to Jay Bruce and Ryan Ludwick. But Kintzler got pinch hitter Xavier Paul to ground into a double play to end the inning. Kintzler pitched a scoreless eighth inning and Jim Henderson struck out the side in the ninth for his 18th save in 21 chances. Mat Latos (12-4) pitched seven innings for the Reds, giving up two runs and six hits. The two runs he gave up in the fourth inning snapped his scoreless streak at 19 innings.. The Brewers scored the only runs of the game in the fourth inning. Khris Davis and Scooter Bennett singled with two outs. Schafer followed with a double to right field to score both runners. Schafer’s double broke an 0-for-21 slump. Dodgers 5, Phillies 0 In Philadelphia, Clayton Kershaw pitched eight dominant innings and the seemingly unstoppable Los Angeles Dodgers won their



Pittsburgh Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen, bottom, steals second base as Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Didi Gregorius runs past to cover in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday in Pittsburgh.

came on and struck out Walker with the bases loaded to end the threat. Thatcher has inherited four bases-loaded situations this season and has not allowed a run. Arizona added four runs in the eighth inning on pinch-hitter Jason Kubel’s two-run single, Nieves’ sacrifice fly and Gregorius’ RBI single. Goldschmidt’s homer in the ninth gave the Diamondbacks a season high in runs. “Thatcher’s strikeout was really big,” Gibson said. “Even though the game was 15-5, it was a close game. They had a lot of pressure on us. People are going to look at score and say it was a blowout, but it was far from that. That’s a good team over there and they kept coming at us.” Notes: The series concludes Sunday with Arizona LHP Wade Miley (9-8, 3.63) facing Pittsburgh RHP Charlie Morton (4-3, 3.79). … The Diamondbacks optioned RHP Chaz Roe to Triple-A Reno to open a roster spot for Cahill.

in his past 18 starts. “Today was a reality check for me, absolutely,” Locke said. “Any start like that is a reality check. You set your standards high, you set your goals high and you’re disappointed when you don’t reach them. I wasn’t sitting there pouting about it, though, when I came out of the game. It’s just the nature of the game to occasionally have a day like this.” Prado’s home run with two outs in the third put Arizona ahead by eight and Locke was removed after Goldschmidt followed with a single. Goldschmidt’s hit was the seventh in a row by the Diamondbacks in the inning, tying a club record. Gregorius doubled in the first run of the third and Cahill, who was hitting .063, followed with a two-run single. The Pirates, who have dropped six of eight, cut the deficit to 8-5 in the sixth when Russell Martin doubled and scored on Tabata’s single. However, Joe Thatcher


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National League Standings East Division Atlanta Washington New York Philadelphia Miami Central Division Pittsburgh St. Louis Cincinnati Milwaukee Chicago West Division

W 75 59 56 53 46

L 47 62 64 69 75

Pct GB .615 — .488 15½ .467 18 .434 22 .380 28½

W 72 70 69 54 53

L 50 52 54 69 69

Pct GB .590 — .574 2 .561 3½ .439 18½ .434 19

W L Pct GB Los Angeles 72 50 .590 — Arizona 63 58 .521 8½ Colorado 58 66 .468 15 San Francisco 55 67 .451 17 San Diego 54 68 .443 18 Friday’s Games Chicago Cubs 7, St. Louis 0 Pittsburgh 6, Arizona 2 Colorado 6, Baltimore 3 L.A. Dodgers 4, Philadelphia 0 San Francisco 14, Miami 10 Atlanta 3, Washington 2, 10 innings Milwaukee 7, Cincinnati 6 N.Y. Mets 5, San Diego 2 Saturday’s Games Arizona 15, Pittsburgh 5 St. Louis 4, Chicago Cubs 0 Baltimore 8, Colorado 4 L.A. Dodgers 5, Philadelphia 0 Milwaukee 2, Cincinnati 0 San Francisco 6, Miami 4 Washington at Atlanta, late N.Y. Mets at San Diego, late Sunday’s Games San Francisco (Bumgarner 11-7) at Miami (Koehler 3-8), 1:10 p.m. Arizona (Miley 9-8) at Pittsburgh (Morton 4-3), 1:35 p.m. Colorado (Chacin 11-6) at Baltimore (Feldman 2-3), 1:35 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Nolasco 9-9) at Philadelphia (Hamels 5-13), 1:35 p.m. Washington (G.Gonzalez 7-5) at Atlanta (Teheran 9-6), 1:35 p.m. Cincinnati (H.Bailey 7-10) at Milwaukee (W.Peralta 8-12), 2:10 p.m. St. Louis (Wainwright 13-7) at Chicago Cubs (E.Jackson 7-12), 2:20 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Harvey 9-4) at San Diego (Stults 8-10), 4:10 p.m. Monday’s Games N.Y. Mets at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m. Colorado at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Arizona at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Miami, 7:10 p.m. Washington at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m. St. Louis at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at San Diego, 10:10 p.m. Boston at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.

American League Standings East Division W L Pct GB Boston 73 52 .584 — Tampa Bay 69 52 .570 2 Baltimore 66 56 .541 5½ New York 63 59 .516 8½ Toronto 57 66 .463 15 Central Division W L Pct GB Detroit 72 51 .585 — Cleveland 65 57 .533 6½ Kansas City 64 58 .525 7½ Minnesota 54 67 .446 17 Chicago 48 74 .393 23½ West Division W L Pct GB Texas 70 52 .574 — Oakland 69 52 .570 ½ Seattle 56 65 .463 13½ Los Angeles 54 67 .446 15½ Houston 40 81 .331 29½ Friday’s Games Kansas City 2, Detroit 1, 1st game Colorado 6, Baltimore 3 Kansas City 3, Detroit 0, 2nd game N.Y. Yankees 10, Boston 3 Tampa Bay 5, Toronto 4 Seattle 3, Texas 1 Chicago White Sox 5, Minnesota 2 Oakland 3, Cleveland 2 Houston 8, L.A. Angels 2 Saturday’s Games Boston 6, N.Y. Yankees 1 Baltimore 8, Colorado 4 Detroit 6, Kansas City 5 Chicago White Sox 8, Minnesota 5 Toronto 6, Tampa Bay 2 Seattle at Texas, late Cleveland at Oakland, late Houston at L.A. Angels, late Sunday’s Games Kansas City (B.Chen 5-0) at Detroit (Scherzer 17-1), 1:08 p.m. Colorado (Chacin 11-6) at Baltimore (Feldman 2-3), 1:35 p.m. Toronto (Redmond 1-1) at Tampa Bay (Archer 6-5), 1:40 p.m. Chicago White Sox (H.Santiago 3-7) at Minnesota (Deduno 7-6), 2:10 p.m. Seattle (E.Ramirez 4-0) at Texas (Darvish 12-5), 3:05 p.m. Houston (Oberholtzer 2-1) at L.A. Angels (Vargas 6-5), 3:35 p.m. Cleveland (Kazmir 7-5) at Oakland (Milone 9-9), 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 10-10) at Boston (Dempster 6-8), 8:05 p.m. Monday’s Games N.Y. Mets at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Houston at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Cleveland at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. Seattle at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Boston at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.

Major League Linescores NATIONAL LEAGUE St. Louis 000 112 000—4 5 0 Chicago 000 000 000—0 5 0 J.Kelly, Maness (7), Choate (8), Wacha (9) and Y.Molina; Tr.Wood, B.Parker (6), Bowden (7), H.Rondon (8) and Castillo. W—J.Kelly 4-3. L—Tr.Wood 7-10. HRs—St. Louis, Y.Molina (9). Arizona 206 000 043—15 201 Pittsburgh 004 001 000— 5 11 1 Cahill, W.Harris (6), Thatcher (6), Putz (7), Bell (8), E.De La Rosa (9) and Nieves; Locke, J.Hughes (3), Mazzaro (5), Ju.Wilson (7), J.Gomez (8), Morris (8) and R.Martin, T.Sanchez. W—Cahill 4-10. L—Locke 9-4. HRs— Arizona, Prado (11), Goldschmidt (30). Pittsburgh, S.Marte (11), P.Alvarez (30). Los Angeles 100 010 003—5 9 0 Philadelphia 000 000 000—0 3 3 Kershaw, League (9) and A.Ellis; K.Kendrick, Rosenberg (7), Diekman (8), Lu.Garcia (9) and Kratz. W— Kershaw 12-7. L—K.Kendrick 10-10. HRs—Los Angeles, Uribe (7). Cincinnati 000 000 000—0 5 0 Milwaukee 000 200 00x—2 6 0 Latos, Ondrusek (8) and Mesoraco; Gallardo, Kintzler (7), Henderson (9) and Lucroy. W—Gallardo 9-9. L—Latos 12-4. Sv—Henderson (18). San Fran. 000 400 020—6 5 1 Miami 000 002 020—4 5 0 M.Cain, S.Casilla (8), Romo (9) and Posey; H.Alvarez, A.Ramos (8), M.Dunn (8) and K.Hill. W—M.Cain 8-8. L—H.Alvarez 2-2. Sv—Romo (30). HRs—Miami, Stanton (14). AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 000 010 000—1 8 2 Boston 000 302 10x—6 14 0 Kuroda, Warren (6), Logan (8) and C.Stewart; Lackey, Breslow (7), Tazawa (8), Uehara (9) and Saltalamacchia. W—Lackey 8-10. L—Kuroda 11-8. HRs—Boston, D.Ortiz (24). Kansas City 002 100 110—5 14 0 Detroit 210 100 101—6 12 2 W.Davis, W.Smith (4), K.Herrera (7), Crow (9) and S.Perez; Fister, Smyly (7), Veras (8), Benoit (9) and B.Pena, Holaday. W—Benoit 3-0. L—Crow 7-4. HRs—Kansas City, S.Perez (5). Detroit, Fielder (19), Mi.Cabrera (39). Chicago 100 400 012—8 12 0 Minnesota 003 000 020—5 11 0 Sale, N.Jones (8), A.Reed (9) and Phegley; A.Albers, Roenicke (8), Thielbar (8), Fien (8) and C.Herrmann. W—Sale 9-11. L—A.Albers 2-1. Sv—A. Reed (30). HRs—Chicago, Viciedo (10), De Aza (14). Minnesota, Doumit (10). Toronto 102 002 010—6 10 1 Tampa Bay 000 200 000—2 7 1 Happ, Wagner (6), Lincoln (8), Oliver (9) and Arencibia; Ro.Hernandez, Al.Torres (6), B.Gomes (8), C.Ramos

(9) and J.Molina. W—Happ 3-2. L— Ro.Hernandez 6-13. HRs—Toronto, Bautista (28), Lind 2 (16). INTERLEAGUE Colorado 100 102 000—4 12 1 Baltimore 107 000 00x—8 10 0 Bettis, Ottavino (3), Escalona (5), W.Lopez (7), R.Betancourt (8) and W.Rosario; B.Norris, Patton (6), Stinson (6), Matusz (8), Tom.Hunter (9) and Wieters. W—B.Norris 9-10. L—Bettis 0-2.

Major League Leaders NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING—CJohnson, Atlanta, .336; YMolina, St. Louis, .327; Cuddyer, Colorado, .323; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, .318; Votto, Cincinnati, .316; MCarpenter, St. Louis, .313; Segura, Milwaukee, .312. RUNS—MCarpenter, St. Louis, 91; Votto, Cincinnati, 83; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 80; Choo, Cincinnati, 79; JUpton, Atlanta, 79; Holliday, St. Louis, 78; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 78. RBI—Goldschmidt, Arizona, 96; Phillips, Cincinnati, 90; Craig, St. Louis, 88; PAlvarez, Pittsburgh, 81; Bruce, Cincinnati, 80; FFreeman, Atlanta, 80; DBrown, Philadelphia, 78. HITS—Segura, Milwaukee, 149; MCarpenter, St. Louis, 148; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 143; Votto, Cincinnati, 142; Craig, St. Louis, 140; DanMurphy, New York, 136; Pence, San Francisco, 135. DOUBLES—MCarpenter, St. Louis, 41; Bruce, Cincinnati, 33; Desmond, Washington, 33; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 32; Rizzo, Chicago, 32; YMolina, St. Louis, 31; Pence, San Francisco, 31. TRIPLES—SMarte, Pittsburgh, 10; CGomez, Milwaukee, 9; Segura, Milwaukee, 9; Span, Washington, 7; CGonzalez, Colorado, 6; Hechavarria, Miami, 6; Venable, San Diego, 6; DWright, New York, 6. HOME RUNS—PAlvarez, Pittsburgh, 30; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 30; DBrown, Philadelphia, 27; CGonzalez, Colorado, 26; Bruce, Cincinnati, 24; JUpton, Atlanta, 23; Uggla, Atlanta, 21. STOLEN BASES—ECabrera, San Diego, 37; Segura, Milwaukee, 36; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 35; CGomez, Milwaukee, 30; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 26; EYoung, New York, 24; Revere, Philadelphia, 22. PITCHING—Zimmermann, Washington, 14-6; Liriano, Pittsburgh, 13-5; Lynn, St. Louis, 13-6; Wainwright, St. Louis, 13-7; Corbin, Arizona, 12-3; Ryu, Los Angeles, 12-3; Latos, Cincinnati, 12-4; Minor, Atlanta, 12-5; JDe La Rosa, Colorado, 12-6; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 12-7. ERA—Kershaw, Los Angeles, 1.80; Harvey, New York, 2.23; Fernandez, Miami, 2.45; Corbin, Arizona, 2.48; Wainwright, St. Louis, 2.71; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 2.73; Strasburg, Washington, 2.83. STRIKEOUTS—Kershaw, Los Angeles, 182; Harvey, New York, 181; Samardzija, Chicago, 163; Wainwright, St. Louis, 162; Latos, Cincinnati, 160; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 154; AJBurnett, Pittsburgh, 153; HBailey, Cincinnati, 153; Lincecum, San Francisco, 153; Strasburg, Washington, 153. SAVES—Kimbrel, Atlanta, 38; Mujica, St. Louis, 31; RSoriano, Washington, 31; Grilli, Pittsburgh, 30; Romo, San Francisco, 30; AChapman, Cincinnati, 30; Cishek, Miami, 26. AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING—MiCabrera, Detroit, .358; Trout, Los Angeles, .330; ABeltre, Texas, .326; DOrtiz, Boston, .325; Mauer, Minnesota, .323; Loney, Tampa Bay, .310; TorHunter, Detroit, .306. RUNS—MiCabrera, Detroit, 88; CDavis, Baltimore, 86; Trout, Los Angeles, 85; AJones, Baltimore, 83; Bautista, Toronto, 82; Encarnacion, Toronto, 75; AJackson, Detroit, 74. RBI—MiCabrera, Detroit, 117; CDavis, Baltimore, 113; Encarnacion, Toronto, 91; AJones, Baltimore, 87; Fielder, Detroit, 85; Trout, Los Angeles, 78; DOrtiz, Boston, 77. HITS—MiCabrera, Detroit, 158; ABeltre, Texas, 157; Machado, Baltimore, 156; Trout, Los Angeles, 153; AJones, Baltimore, 150; Ellsbury, Boston, 148; Pedroia, Boston, 144. DOUBLES—Machado, Baltimore, 43; CDavis, Baltimore, 34; Mauer, Minnesota, 34; Trout, Los Angeles, 33; Saltalamacchia, Boston, 32; JCastro, Houston, 31; Lowrie, Oakland, 31; AlRamirez, Chicago, 31. TRIPLES—Ellsbury, Boston, 8; Trout, Los Angeles, 8; Drew, Boston, 6; Gardner, New York, 6; AGordon, Kansas City, 5; DeJennings, Tampa Bay, 5; LMartin, Texas, 5; BMiller, Seattle, 5. HOME RUNS—CDavis, Baltimore, 44; MiCabrera, Detroit, 39; Encarnacion, Toronto, 30; Bautista, Toronto, 28; ADunn, Chicago, 28; NCruz, Texas, 27; Trumbo, Los Angeles, 26. STOLEN BASES—Ellsbury, Boston, 44; RDavis, Toronto, 36; Andrus, Texas, 31; Altuve, Houston, 30; McLouth, Baltimore, 28; Rios, Texas, 28; LMartin, Texas, 27; Trout, Los Angeles, 27. PITCHING—Scherzer, Detroit, 17-1; MMoore, Tampa Bay, 14-3; Tillman, Baltimore, 14-3; Colon, Oakland, 14-5; CWilson, Los Angeles, 13-6; Masterson, Cleveland, 13-9; Darvish, Texas, 12-5; FHernandez, Seattle, 12-6; Guthrie, Kansas City, 12-9; Verlander, Detroit, 12-9. ERA—Kuroda, New York, 2.41; FHernandez, Seattle, 2.47; AniSanchez, Detroit, 2.50; Darvish, Texas, 2.64; Sale, Chicago, 2.78; Scherzer, Detroit, 2.85; Iwakuma, Seattle, 2.95; DHolland, Texas, 2.95. STRIKEOUTS—Darvish, Texas, 207; FHernandez, Seattle, 182; Scherzer, Detroit, 181; Sale, Chicago, 175; Masterson, Cleveland, 175; Verlander, Detroit, 160; DHolland, Texas, 157. SAVES—JiJohnson, Baltimore, 39; Nathan, Texas, 36; MRivera, New York, 35; GHolland, Kansas City, 34; GHolland, Kansas City, 34; Balfour, Oakland, 31; AReed, Chicago, 30.

Midwest League Standings Eastern Division W L Pct. GB x-So. Bend (Ariz) 33 22 .600 — Bowl.Green (TB) 32 23 .582 1 Grt. Lakes (LAD) 31 23 .574 1½ Dayton (Reds) 30 25 .545 3 Lake Cty. (Cle) 28 26 .519 4½ West Mich. (Det) 25 27 .481 6½ Lansing (Tor) 22 33 .400 11 Fort Wayne (SD) 20 34 .370 12½ Western Division W L Pct. GB CedRapids (Min) 36 18 .667 — Qd. Cities (Hou) 30 23 .566 5½ Clinton (Sea) 27 27 .500 9 Peoria (StL) 27 27 .500 9 x-Beloit (Oak) 24 30 .444 12 Wisconsin (Milw)24 30 .444 12 Burlington (LAA) 23 31 .426 13 Kane Cty. (Cubs)20 33 .377 15½ x-clinched first half Saturday’s Games West Michigan 3, Dayton 2 South Bend 2, Bowling Green 1 Fort Wayne 4, Great Lakes 3, 10 inns. Lake County 5, Lansing 3 Kane County 7, Clinton 6 Cedar Rapids 6, Peoria 1 Burlington 6, Quad Cities 4 Wisconsin 6, Beloit 4 Sunday’s Games Clinton at Kane County, 2 p.m. West Michigan at Dayton, 2 p.m. Lake County at Lansing, 2:05 p.m. Bowling Green at So. Bend, 2:05 p.m. Wisconsin at Beloit, 3 p.m. Fort Wayne at Great Lakes, 3:05 p.m. Burlington at Quad Cities, 6 p.m. Cedar Rapids at Peoria, 6 p.m. Monday’s Games West Michigan at Dayton, 7 p.m. Bowling Green at South Bend, 7:05 p.m. Lake County at Lansing, 7:05 p.m. Fort Wayne at Great Lakes, 7:05 p.m. Cedar Rapids at Peoria, 7:30 p.m. Clinton at Kane County, 7:30 p.m. Wisconsin at Beloit, 8 p.m. Burlington at Quad Cities, 8 p.m.

AP Preseason Football Poll The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press preseason college football poll,

with first-place votes in parentheses, 2012 records, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and final ranking: Record Pts Pv 1. Alabama (58) 13-1 1,498 1 2. Ohio St. (1) 12-0 1,365 3 3. Oregon 12-1 1,335 2 4. Stanford 12-2 1,294 7 5. Georgia (1) 12-2 1,249 t5 6. South Carolina 11-2 1,154 8 7. Texas A&M 11-2 1,104 t5 8. Clemson 11-2 1,083 11 9. Louisville 11-2 1,042 13 10. Florida 11-2 894 9 11. Florida St. 12-2 845 10 12. LSU 10-3 802 14 13. Oklahoma St. 8-5 755 NR 14. Notre Dame 12-1 748 4 15. Texas 9-4 677 19 16. Oklahoma 10-3 579 15 17. Michigan 8-5 531 24 18. Nebraska 10-4 382 25 19. Boise St. 11-2 328 18 20. TCU 7-6 323 NR 21. UCLA 9-5 286 NR 22. Northwestern 10-3 199 NR 23. Wisconsin 8-6 185 NR 24. Southern Cal 7-6 134 NR 25. Oregon St. 9-4 129 20 Others receiving votes: Michigan St. 95, Baylor 92, Virginia Tech 86, Miami 85, Arizona St. 53, Kansas St. 43, Fresno St. 36, Vanderbilt 19, Washington 17, N. Illinois 16, Mississippi 11, Utah St. 8, Georgia Tech 6, Arizona 3, Cincinnati 3, North Carolina 3, Penn St. 2, BYU 1.

NFL Preseason Standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Buffalo 2 0 0 1.000 64 36 New England 2 0 0 1.000 56 43 N.Y. Jets 1 1 0 .500 54 39 Miami 1 2 0 .333 64 51 South W L T Pct PF PA Houston 2 0 0 1.000 51 30 Indianapolis 0 1 0 .000 20 44 Jacksonville 0 2 0 .000 16 64 Tennessee 0 2 0 .000 40 49 North W L T Pct PF PA Baltimore 2 0 0 1.000 71 39 Cleveland 2 0 0 1.000 51 25 Cincinnati 2 0 0 1.000 61 29 Pittsburgh 0 1 0 .000 13 18 West W L T Pct PF PA Denver 1 0 0 1.000 10 6 Oakland 1 1 0 .500 39 45 Kansas City 0 2 0 .000 26 32 San Diego 0 2 0 .000 38 64 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA N.Y. Giants 1 0 0 1.000 18 13 Washington 1 0 0 1.000 22 21 Philadelphia 1 1 0 .500 36 40 Dallas 1 2 0 .333 48 51 South W L T Pct PF PA New Orleans 2 0 0 1.000 45 33 Carolina 1 1 0 .500 33 31 Atlanta 0 2 0 .000 33 61 Tampa Bay 0 2 0 .000 37 69 North W L T Pct PF PA Chicago 1 1 0 .500 50 52 Detroit 1 1 0 .500 32 41 Green Bay 1 1 0 .500 19 24 Minnesota 0 2 0 .000 29 47 West W L T Pct PF PA Arizona 2 0 0 1.000 29 7 Seattle 1 0 0 1.000 31 10 San Francisco 1 1 0 .500 21 23 St. Louis 0 2 0 .000 26 46 Thursday’s Games Cleveland 24, Detroit 6 Baltimore 27, Atlanta 23 Philadelphia 14, Carolina 9 Chicago 33, San Diego 28 Friday’s Games Buffalo 20, Minnesota 16 New Orleans 28, Oakland 20 San Francisco 15, Kansas City 13 New England 25, Tampa Bay 21 Saturday’s Games Arizona 12, Dallas 7 Cincinnati 27, Tennessee 19 N.Y. Jets 37, Jacksonville 13 Green Bay 19, St. Louis 7 Houston 24, Miami 17 Denver at Seattle, late Sunday’s Game Indianapolis at N.Y. Giants, 7 p.m. Monday’s Game Pittsburgh at Washington, 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 New England at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Carolina at Baltimore, 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23 Seattle at Green Bay, 8 p.m. Chicago at Oakland, 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 Buffalo at Washington, 4:30 p.m. Cleveland at Indianapolis, 7 p.m. N.Y. Jets at N.Y. Giants, 7 p.m. Kansas City at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Jacksonville, 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Miami, 7:30 p.m. St. Louis at Denver, 8 p.m. Cincinnati at Dallas, 8 p.m. Atlanta at Tennessee, 8 p.m. San Diego at Arizona, 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25 New Orleans at Houston, 4 p.m. Minnesota at San Francisco, 8 p.m.

NASCAR Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 Saturday At Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, Ohio Lap length: 2.258 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (2) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 94 laps, 150 rating, 0 points, $49,350. 2. (1) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 94, 122.5, 0, $47,450. 3. (8) Sam Hornish Jr., Ford, 94, 120.2, 42, $32,500. 4. (10) Max Papis, Chevrolet, 94, 107.5, 41, $30,900. 5. (7) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 94, 100.6, 39, $28,000. 6. (14) Elliott Sadler, Toyota, 94, 89.7, 38, $23,500. 7. (19) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 94, 97.7, 0, $15,250. 8. (15) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 94, 92.9, 37, $21,125. 9. (20) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 94, 74.9, 35, $20,250. 10. (23) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 94, 70.1, 34, $21,200. 11. (17) Alex Bowman, Toyota, 94, 79.2, 33, $20,900. 12. (12) Brian Scott, Chevrolet, 94, 88.5, 32, $19,825. 13. (9) Parker Kligerman, Toyota, 94, 98.6, 31, $19,725. 14. (4) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 94, 85.5, 30, $19,600. 15. (6) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 94, 83.8, 29, $20,500. 16. (16) Andrew Ranger, Dodge, 94, 77.1, 0, $13,650. 17. (30) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 94, 55.3, 27, $19,350. 18. (37) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Ford, 94, 55.2, 26, $19,225. 19. (38) Tomy Drissi, Toyota, 94, 45.8, 0, $19,150. 20. (39) Kevin Lepage, Chevrolet, 94, 43.5, 24, $19,775. 21. (13) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 94, 72.3, 24, $19,025. 22. (21) Michael Annett, Ford, 94, 67.3, 22, $18,985. 23. (3) Owen Kelly, Toyota, 94, 101.1, 21, $18,950. 24. (24) Jeff Green, Toyota, 94, 58.6, 20, $18,890. 25. (11) Ron Fellows, Chevrolet, 93, 71.3, 0, $19,295. 26. (29) Kenny Habul, Toyota, 93, 44, 18, $12,785. 27. (5) Nelson Piquet Jr., Chevrolet, accident, 92, 93.6, 17, $20,750. 28. (34) Anthony Gandon, Ford, 91, 33.2, 16, $18,720. 29. (22) Alex Kennedy, Toyota, 90, 38.8, 0, $18,685. 30. (28) Chad Hackenbracht, Toyota, suspension, 85, 55.3, 0, $18,940. 31. (18) Travis Pastrana, Ford, 85, 63.4, 13, $18,595. 32. (27) Kyle Kelley, Chevrolet, engine, 78, 49.6, 12, $18,550. 33. (32) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, 77, 40.3, 11, $18,520. 34. (36) Kevin O’Connell, Chevrolet, engine, 69, 31.4, 10, $12,500. 35. (25) Stanton Barrett, Ford, engine, 67, 46.9, 9, $12,468. 36. (26) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, engine, 62, 54.1, 8, $17,655. 37. (31) Alx Danielsson, Chevrolet,

suspension, 35, 35.4, 7, $11,635. 38. (33) Ryan Ellis, Chevrolet, brakes, 29, 30.5, 6, $11,616. 39. (35) Chase Miller, Toyota, vibration, 3, 30.8, 5, $11,475. 40. (40) Blake Koch, Toyota, vibration, 2, 29.2, 4, $11,338. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 77.724 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 43 minutes, 51 seconds. Margin of Victory: 1.164 seconds. Caution Flags: 7 for 18 laps. Lead Changes: 8 among 7 drivers. Lap Leaders: M.McDowell 1-8; A.Allmendinger 9-21; M.Papis 22-26; S.Hornish Jr. 27-29; A.Allmendinger 30-58; A.Dillon 59-60; J.Allgaier 61-62; C.Hackenbracht 63; A.Allmendinger 64-94. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): A.Allmendinger, 3 times for 73 laps; M.McDowell, 1 time for 8 laps; M.Papis, 1 time for 5 laps; S.Hornish Jr., 1 time for 3 laps; J.Allgaier, 1 time for 2 laps; A.Dillon, 1 time for 2 laps; C.Hackenbracht, 1 time for 1 lap. Top 10 in Points: 1. S.Hornish Jr., 769; 2. E.Sadler, 756; 3. R.Smith, 754; 4. A.Dillon, 754; 5. B.Vickers, 751; 6. J.Allgaier, 722; 7. B.Scott, 706; 8. T.Bayne, 696; 9. K.Larson, 695; 10. P.Kligerman, 687.

NASCAR Sprint Cup — Pure Michigan 400 Lineup After Friday qualifying; race Sunday At Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Mich. Lap length: 2 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 203.949 mph. 2. (78) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 203.695. 3. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 203.47. 4. (55) Mark Martin, Toyota, 203.218. 5. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 203.114. 6. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 202.988. 7. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 202.817. 8. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 202.8. 9. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 202.726. 10. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 202.384. 11. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 202.304. 12. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 202.23. 13. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 202.117. 14. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 201.799. 15. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 201.641. 16. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 201.59. 17. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 201.59. 18. (21) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 201.337. 19. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 201.033. 20. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 200.736. 21. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 200.613. 22. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 200.613. 23. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 200.518. 24. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 200.261. 25. (83) David Reutimann, Toyota, 200.178. 26. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 199.994. 27. (14) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 199.983. 28. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 199.689. 29. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 199.518. 30. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 198.829. 31. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 197.906. 32. (95) Scott Speed, Ford, 197.704. 33. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 197.672. 34. (32) Timmy Hill, Ford, 197.028. 35. (36) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 197.012. 36. (30) David Stremme, Toyota, 196.98. 37. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, owner points. 38. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, owner points. 39. (51) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet, owner points. 40. (35) Josh Wise, Ford, owner points. 41. (98) Johnny Sauter, Ford, owner points. 42. (7) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, owner points. 43. (33) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, owner points.

WNBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct Chicago 16 8 .667 Atlanta 12 9 .571 Washington 12 13 .480 Indiana 11 13 .458 New York 10 14 .417 Connecticut 7 16 .304 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct Minnesota 17 6 .739 Los Angeles 18 7 .720 Phoenix 13 12 .520 Seattle 10 13 .435 San Antonio 9 15 .375 Tulsa 8 17 .320 Friday’s Games Atlanta 88, Connecticut 57 Washington 66, New York 57 Tulsa 83, Minnesota 77 Los Angeles 94, Indiana 72 Saturday’s Games San Antonio 88, Phoenix 82 Indiana at Seattle, late Sunday’s Games Washington at Atlanta, 3 p.m. Connecticut at Chicago, 6 p.m. New York at Minnesota, 7 p.m.

GB — 2½ 4½ 5 6 8½ GB — — 5 7 8½ 10

WNBA Summary PHOENIX (82) Dupree 4-8 2-2 10, Bonner 3-6 0-0 7, Griner 4-11 3-4 11, Taurasi 8-16 4-5 23, Gilbreath 1-2 1-2 3, Hornbuckle 2-5 2-2 7, Kizer 2-3 0-0 4, Thomas 1-1 0-0 2, Houston 6-9 3-3 15. Totals 31-61 15-18 82. SAN ANTONIO (88) Johnson 5-9 4-4 15, Adams 8-15 2-2 20, Appel 2-2 1-1 5, Perkins 7-16 1-2 17, Robinson 5-12 10-11 20, Christon 2-7 0-0 6, Kraayeveld 2-4 0-0 5, Whyte 0-2 0-0 0, Alexander 0-1 0-0 0, Poppens 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 31-68 18-20 88. Phoenix 13 24 15 30—82 San Antonio 23 22 21 22—88 3-Point Goals—Phoenix 5-13 (Taurasi 3-7, Bonner 1-3, Hornbuckle 1-3), San Antonio 8-19 (Adams 2-3, Christon 2-5, Perkins 2-5, Johnson 1-2, Kraayeveld 1-3, Whyte 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Phoenix 41 (Gilbreath 6), San Antonio 31 (Appel 8). Assists—Phoenix 17 (Taurasi 7), San Antonio 21 (Robinson 8). Total Fouls—Phoenix 20, San Antonio 14. A—10,906 (9,839).

MLS Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA Sporting KC 11 7 6 39 36 24 New York 11 8 6 39 36 31 Philadelphia 10 7 8 38 36 32 Montreal 11 7 5 38 36 35 Houston 10 7 6 36 29 23 New England 9 9 6 33 29 23 Chicago 9 10 4 31 29 34 Columbus 8 11 5 29 29 30 Toronto FC 4 12 8 20 21 33 D.C. 3 17 4 13 14 40 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA Real Salt Lake 12 7 5 41 39 26 Colorado 10 7 9 39 33 27 Vancouver 10 8 6 36 36 32 Portland 8 3 11 35 32 21 Los Angeles 10 9 4 34 35 30 Seattle 10 8 4 34 30 26 FC Dallas 8 6 9 33 30 33 San Jose 8 10 6 30 25 35 Chivas USA 4 13 6 18 20 40 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. Saturday’s Games Montreal 2, D.C. United 1 New England 2, Chicago 0 Columbus 2, Toronto FC 0 New York 0, Philadelphia 0, tie Houston 3, Seattle FC 1 Colorado 2, Vancouver 0 Real Salt Lake at Los Angeles, late FC Dallas at Portland, late Sunday’s Games Sporting Kansas City at San Jose, 10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21

FC Dallas at Chivas USA, 10:30 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Portland, 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23 Sporting Kansas City at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 Houston at Montreal, 7 p.m. Toronto FC at D.C. United, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at Vancouver, 9 p.m. San Jose at FC Dallas, 9 p.m. Columbus at Real Salt Lake, 9:30 p.m.

PGA Wyndham Championship Saturday At Sedgefield Country Club Course Greensboro, N.C. Purse: $5.3 million Yardage: 7,127; Par: 70 Third Round Patrick Reed 65-64-71—200 John Huh 68-62-70—200 Zach Johnson 67-68-66—201 Bob Estes 67-66-68—201 Jordan Spieth 65-66-70—201 Robert Garrigus 65-69-68—202 Matt Every 67-67-68—202 Brian Harman 67-66-69—202 Brendan Steele 71-67-66—204 Charlie Beljan 69-67-69—205 Sergio Garcia 65-70-70—205 Alistair Presnell 67-71-67—205 Rory Sabbatini 67-66-72—205 Jim Herman 67-66-72—205 Andres Gonzales 69-67-70—206 Jin Park 67-69-70—206 Trevor Immelman 65-71-70—206 Bryce Molder 66-69-71—206 Bill Haas 69-66-71—206 Hideki Matsuyama 70-65-71—206 Nick O’Hern 68-71-67—206 Scott Gardiner 67-72-67—206 Jeff Maggert 69-68-70—207 Shawn Stefani 67-70-70—207 Matt Jones 65-71-71—207 Ricky Barnes 69-69-69—207 Will Claxton 68-67-72—207 Henrik Norlander 67-68-72—207 Jerry Kelly 68-71-68—207 Ross Fisher 64-69-74—207 Geoff Ogilvy 67-70-71—208 John Senden 66-70-72—208 Robert Streb 68-70-70—208 Colt Knost 69-67-72—208 Webb Simpson 71-67-70—208 Chris DiMarco 70-68-70—208 Brendon de Jonge 70-68-70—208 Andrew Svoboda 65-69-74—208 Ryo Ishikawa 70-69-69—208 Charlie Wi 68-65-75—208 Chris Kirk 66-71-72—209 K.J. Choi 69-68-72—209 Camilo Villegas 69-68-72—209 Paul Haley II 69-68-72—209 Steven Bowditch 71-66-72—209 Boo Weekley 69-67-73—209 Chris Stroud 64-72-73—209 Greg Chalmers 69-69-71—209 J.J. Henry 68-70-71—209 Morgan Hoffmann 65-69-75—209 Ernie Els 71-68-70—209

Champions Tour — Dick’s Sporting Goods Open Saturday At En-Joie Golf Club Endicott, N.Y. Purse: $1.8 million Yardage: 6,974; Par: 72 Second Round Bart Bryant Corey Pavin Duffy Waldorf Russ Cochran Rick Fehr Rod Spittle Gene Sauers Esteban Toledo Scott Hoch David Frost Kenny Perry Michael Allen Peter Senior Joe Daley Jeff Freeman Joel Edwards Mark Wiebe Chien Soon Lu Fred Funk Jeff Hart Larry Nelson Brad Bryant

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Transactions BASEBALL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Suspended Kansas City 3B Miguel Tejada 105 games for testing positive for an amphetamine. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Optioned OF Henry Urrutia to Norfolk (IL). Recalled RHP Josh Stinson from Norfolk (IL). CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Placed RHP Ramon Troncoso on the 15-day DL. Selected the contract of RHP Jake Petricka. CLEVELAND INDIANS — Sent RHP Josh Tomlin to Akron (EL) for a rehab assignment. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Placed OF Justin Maxwell on the bereavement list. Recalled LHP Will Smith from Omaha (PCL). NEW YORK YANKEES — Agreed to terms with 1B Mark Reynolds. Optioned RHP Preston Claiborne to Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre (IL). Designated 3B Luis Cruz for assignment. OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Assigned SS Hiroyuki Nakajima outright to Sacramento (PCL). Sent LHP Brett Anderson to Sacramento (PCL) for a rehab assignment. SEATTLE MARINERS — Reinstated C Jesus Sucre from the 15-day DL and optioned him to Tacoma (PCL). TAMPA BAY RAYS — Placed DH Luke Scott on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Thursday. Reinstated RHP Brandon Gomes from the 60-day DL. Transferred RHP Jesse Crain to the 60-day DL. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Sent LHP Luis Perez to Dunedin (FSL) for a rehab assignment. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Optioned RHP Chaz Roe to Reno (PCL). Reinstated RHP Trevor Cahill from the 15-day DL. Sent C Miguel Montero to the AZL Diamondbacks for a rehab assignment. ATLANTA BRAVES — Agreed to terms with 2B Tyler Greene on a minor league contract and assigned him to Gwinnett (IL). CHICAGO CUBS — Sent OF Brian Bogusevic to Iowa (PCL) for a rehab assignment. COLORADO ROCKIES — Optioned RHP Manny Corpas to Colorado Springs (PCL). Reinstated RHP Rafael Betancourt from the 15-day DL. MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Optioned RHPs Donovan Hand and Alfredo Figaro to Nashville (PCL). Recalled 1B Sean Halton from Nashville. Reinstated RHP Yovani Gallardo from the 15-day DL. NEW YORK METS — Placed C John Buck on paternity leave. Recalled C Travis d’Arnaud from Las Vegas (PCL). ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Optioned LHP Sam Freeman to Memphis (PCL). Recalled LHP Tyler Lyons from Memphis. SAN DIEGO PADRES — Reinstated C Nick Hundley from paternity leave. Optioned C Chris Robinson to Tucson (PCL). SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Sent OF Angel Pagan to the AZL Giants for a rehab assignment. WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Placed RHP Taylor Jordan on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Tyler Moore from Syracuse (IL). FOOTBALL National Football League BUFFALO BILLS — Released DT Aaron Tipoti. CHICAGO BEARS — Signed OT J’Marcus Webb, QB Jordan Palmer and DT Eric Foster. Released DL Jamaal Anderson and LB Andrew Starks. DETROIT LIONS — Released LB Adrian Moten and S Trevor Coston. Signed LB Rocky McIntosh and CB Rashean Mathis. MIAMI DOLPHINS — Signed LS John Denney. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Released OT Kevin Haslem. PITTSBURGH STEELERS — Released PK Danny Hrapmann. Reached an injury settlement with RB Curtis McNeal. COLLEGE AUBURN — Dismissed S Demetruce McNeal from the football team.


SPORTS BRIEFS • Miguel Tejada suspended KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The scourge of drugs and baseball claimed its third former MVP in a month when Miguel Tejada was suspended Saturday for 105 games after testing positive for an amphetamine. The Kansas City Royals infielder drew one of the longest penalties handed down by Major League Baseball. His ban came after Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez was suspended for 211 games and Brewers star Ryan Braun got a 65-game penalty that will keep him off the field for the rest of the season. All three stars have been dogged by doping allegations in the past. A person familiar with the situation told The Tejada Associated Press that Tejada tested positive for Adderall, a substance the 39-year-old has used to treat Attention Deficit Disorder. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because those details were not made public. “I apologize to my teammates, the Royals organization and to the Kansas City fans,” Tejada said in a statement released by the players’ association. “I have a medical condition that requires medication to treat. I took that medication while re-applying for a Therapeutic Use Exemption. Under the requirements of the Joint Drug Program, I made a mistake in doing so.” MLB’s medical staff grants therapeutic-use exemptions that allow players to use drugs such as Adderall to treat ADD. But the substance has become a popular performance-enhancer, accounting for 10 of the 11 positive stimulant tests in the major league program in the year ending with the 2012 World Series, according to the annual report of the Independent Program Administrator. The report, which was released in November, said that medication for ADD accounted for 116 of 119 therapeutic-use exemptions granted by Major League Baseball. Tejada, who was already on the 60-day disabled list with a calf injury, previously tested positive under the league’s amphetamine policy. That subjected him to a 25-game ban for a second test and an 80-game suspension for a third. He is not challenging the penalties. Tejada will miss the remainder of this season, which exhausts his contract with Kansas City. If he signs for next season, he would miss about two months before becoming eligible to play. “It doesn’t matter if you’re MVP or king of the world. If you’re going to do things that are illegal, you’re going to get caught for it and you’re going to get suspended,” Royals pitcher James Shields said. “It’s a shame because I really like him a lot as a teammate.”

Rattlers win Arena Bowl ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Nick Davilla threw six touchdown passes and the Arizona Rattlers defeated the Philadelphia Soul 48-39 in the Arena Bowl on Saturday. The Rattlers (18-3) won the championship for the second straight year, also beating the Soul (14-7) last season. Kicker Garrett Lindholm made six extra points and both field goal attempts for Arizona. The Soul had a chance to win in the final minute after recovering an Arizona fumble at its own 1-yard line. But Arkeith Brown, who had a third-quarter interception, broke up a pass on fourth down, and Lindholm made a field goal for a two-score cushion with 23 seconds remaining. Ryan McDaniel and Derrick Ross each scored two touchdowns for Philadelphia.

Manuel out for preseason ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback EJ Manuel will miss the rest of the preseason after hurting his left knee in Friday night’s preseason game. In a statement released by the team Saturday, coach Doug Marrone said the first-round draft pick would have a “minor knee procedure.” It’s unclear when or how Manuel was hurt in the 20-16 win over Minnesota. He took over to start the second half and opened with a 14-play, 80-yard drive capped by a 4-yard touchdown pass to Brad Smith. He finished 10 of 12 for 92 yards in three series. “EJ Manuel had some swelling in his left knee this morning and was examined by our medical staff,” Marrone said. “An MRI revealed that he will need to have a minor knee procedure and that has been scheduled. He will miss the remainder of the preseason and then be re-evaluated at that time.” Through two games this preseason, Manuel completed 26 of 33 passes for 199 yards and two touchdowns, and ran four times for 29 yards.

Clowney stars in scrimmage COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier wasn’t happy with his team’s offensive showing on Saturday. Then again, it’s usually difficult to move the ball against Gameoccks All-American Jadeveon Clowney. The South Carolina junior defensive end had two sacks — at least two other potential sacks were credited as incompletions — in the two-hour workout at Williams-Brice Stadium, a week after sitting out a scrimmage with a bruised shoulder.


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ing history one day at a time. Writ

100 years ago • Manager Biggs

has received an offer of the Hawaiian baseball team of the Sandwich islands, who is at Lincoln, Neb. to bring his players here. All are natives and make an attraction for any baseball city. THE NEWS SUN

25 years ago • Eight students

from West Germany involved in a one-year work/study exchange program are spending five days with eight families in Kendallville, Albion and Rome City. The 20- and 21-yearold students participate in the German Youth Exchange Program sponsored by the Kendallville YMCA. THE EVENING STAR

25 years ago • Huntington

staged a rally welcoming the Republican presidential nominee, Vice President George Bush, and his newly selected running mate, Sen. Dan Quayle of Indiana, a Huntington resident. Quayle previously had represented northeast Indiana in Congress. HERALD REPUBLICAN

25 years ago • Indiana Gov.

Robert Orr was in Angola playing the links at Zollner Golf Course at a fundraiser. Orr tried to make a few non-life threatening long-distance telephone calls. He was unable to complete his calls because a contractor cut a General Telephone Co. cable. He then tried to call 911 figuring it might help, but Steuben County did not have the service at the time.

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15-year-old hero risks life to save young buddy The 15-year-old Kendallville boy who saved the life of a child trapped in a bedroom fire in a mobile home Monday night deserves national attention. Kevin Williams broke a window with his bare hands to rescue his 5-year-old neighbor and “buddy,” Damion Shepherd. When firefighters arrived, the home’s occupants, Lisa Shepherd, 27, and Damion, her son, were outside and unharmed. The fire started during a thunderstorm with heavy rain and lightning. When his mother discovered Damion had locked a bedroom door, she ran to the neighbors’ home for help. “Before I could finish explaining what was happening, Kevin ran out,” she said. Kevin clenched his right hand and punched through the glass window to Damion’s bedroom. He ran to the east end of the DENNIS NARTKER mobile home, broke a second window with his right fist and pulled the 70-pound Damion from the room that Buddies Kevin and quickly was filling with smoke. Damion “He was crying. I called to him, ‘Here, buddy,’ and pulled and lifted him out,” Kevin said. Kevin suffered a sprain and cuts to his hands and was taken by a private vehicle to Parkview Noble Hospital for treatment. “He’s my friend, my hero,” said Damion. Tuesday afternoon they were playing football in the yard between their mobile homes. “He’s my buddy,” said Kevin, an East Noble sophomore and a cornerback on the football team. His right hand and wrist are wrapped in protective bandage and he will be out of practice for about a week. This display of heroism is inspiring to us all.

More fruits, vegetables will help reduce obesity The 2012 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention obesity survey shows Indiana remaining among the states (there are now 13) in which at least 30 percent of adults are obese. States in the South and Midwest top the obesity rate charts year after year. Economists and health professionals say it is primarily because many states in those regions have higher poverty rates. “When you have a limited income, you have to buy foods that are cheap. Foods that are cheap tend to have a lot of sugar and salt and fat,” said Dr. George Bray, an obesity expert at Louisiana State University. But there is some positive obesity news. A recent CDC study shows drops in obesity for low-income preschoolers in 18 states fed through a federal program which provides food vouchers and other services. The decline in obesity was largely attributed to program changes that eliminated juice from infant food packages, provided less saturated fat and made it easier to buy fruits and vegetables. As education and income levels rise in Indiana, obesity rates will fall. Meanwhile, we should not overlook the positive impact of efforts that enable low-income adults to buy more fruits and vegetables. When fruits and vegetables become more affordable and accessible, obesity rates will fall, as the CDC study of low-income preschoolers shows. Autumn is an ideal time to increase those efforts. OUR VIEW is written on a rotating basis by Grace Housholder, Dave Kurtz, Matt Getts and Michael Marturello. Publisher Terry Housholder is also a member of the editorial board. We welcome readers’ comments.

Letters • United States can be strengthened by a more multi-cultural approach To the editor: Millions of immigrants in our country want citizenship. But under our current immigration laws, they have no way to earn it. This lack of a path to citizenship is particularly cruel to children of immigrants who were born in the United States, yet have none of the rights of American children. It is hurting our economy to keep undocumented immigrants living in America in the shadows of our society. These workers already pay many types of tax — sales, gasoline, cigarette — but if they were documented, they would also pay income taxes — federal, state and local. A range of economic research has shown that immigrants living and working in the United States without authorization are earning far less than their potential, paying much less in taxes, and contributing significantly less to the U.S. economy than they would if they were given the opportunity to gain legal status and earn citizenship. Legal immigrants would participate in our society as law-abiding citizens, serving on PTAs, civic committees and boards and voting. Their children would be educated for future leadership and entrepreneurial positions. The United States can only be strengthened by having a more multi-cultural approach to both domestic and foreign policy. Congress needs to protect the path to citizenship for the estimated eleven million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States by voting in favor of reform this year, including a pathway to citizenship. The House of Representatives needs to follow the lead of the Senate and pass legislation. A vote is past due. Nancy Stiefel Fremont

Federal tax code revision holds promise INDIANAPOLIS — The U.S. jobless rate is 7.4 percent. Here in Indiana, it stands at 8.4 percent. This is so utterly unacceptable that our lawmakers at both levels ought to be considering everything in order to stimulate the economy. And they need to do it in a bipartisan fashion. The impact of this is something right out of Pandora’s Box, as Indiana’s suicide rate is soaring, our infant mortality rate is 7.7 per 1,000 births, a statistic that left Indiana Health Commissioner William VanNess “aghast.” Thousands of Hoosier kids flirt with chronic hunger. The U.S. tax code, with a 35 percent rate, is hindering the creation of jobs, said U.S. Rep. Todd Young, the Bloomington Republican who is seeking an overhaul. For many small businesses, the rate is 44.6 percent. “Add in state income taxes and over half of their profits go to taxes,” said Young, who sits on the tax-writing House Ways & Means Committee. Young is pushing a 25 percent tax rate, which is the average of industrialized nations and would allow the U.S. to better compete globally. It brings House Republicans on to a similar page as President Obama. In a July 30 speech in Chattanooga, Obama called for a corporate tax rate cut to 28 percent and giving manufacturers a preferred rate of 25 percent. He advocates a minimum tax on foreign earnings as a tool against corporate tax evasion and the use of tax havens. “If we don’t make these investments and reforms, we might as well throw up the white flag while the rest of the world forges ahead in a global economy,”

Obama said. “And that does nothing to help the middle class.” The fact that House Ways & Means Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., and Senate Joint Committee on Taxation Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., are conducting a series of “Max and Dave” forums pushing a simpler, fairer, flatter tax code gives the HOWEY movement cred. So with POLITICAL gridlock gripping REPORT Washington, this appears to be an avenue to actually Brian Howey get something done. Young said that it is becoming clear that people are “growing weary of austerity.” He said that reforming entitlements is proving to be difficult. It is difficult getting key players aligned into a compromise. Tax code revision holds the most promise, Young said. He believes it would “grow the economy, create more jobs and make us more competitive.” Young and Cam Carter, vice president of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, see the federal tax code “larded” with loopholes. The goal would be to close many of them. They believe it can be done in a “revenue neutral” manner that would then stimulate the economy. John T. Thompson, chairman and CEO of First Electric Supply in Indianapolis, added, “A 25 percent corporate rate would make a tremendous difference in job

A 25 percent corporate rate would help with job creation if increased profits and dividends were reinvested back into business, creating economic growth.

• creation,” saying that increased profits and dividends would be “reinvested back into business. That’s what creates economic growth.” Young said the tax code for individual taxpayers doesn’t have as many loopholes. The approach he is taking is to essentially “start with a blank sheet of paper” and “take a look at everything.” Baucus told National Public Radio that a bipartisan conversation is underway on Capitol Hill. “There’s going to be compromise. In the meantime, let’s work to get the code in much better shape.” Camp explained, “I don’t think we’d be doing our job if we started off with saying, ‘Well, we don’t agree on something, so let’s just stop.’ And, clearly, I think if we can get the right policy, that’s what we really need to look for.” “It’s been bipartisan effort the entire way,” said Young, who acknowledged poll after poll has shown that American voters want Congress to achieve results on key issues. In May, Pew Research polling showed that 72 percent favor a major change. That included 75 percent of Republi-

cans and independents and 69 percent of Democrats. Pew noted that it found “an unusual level of public agreement that the tax system needs sweeping changes.” Pew observed: Surprisingly, relatively few people – just 11 percent – said their biggest complaint was the large amount they paid in taxes. Even among those with family incomes of $100,000 or more, only 17 percent said they were most bothered by how much they had to pay. Rather, most people (57 percent) were bothered by what they saw as the system’s basic unfairness — “the feeling that some wealthy people get away with not paying their fair share.” Only about half as many — 28 percent — pointed to the tax system’s complexity. The danger to this process is when a specific set of reforms is established, all the special interests will isolate the changes that will hit them, potentially scuttling the entire package. Young sees a path, using upcoming debt ceiling and continuing resolution votes not to shut down the government, as some have advocated, but to use as leverage to get a deal. “People want us to get something done in Washington,” he said. “That’s what people are asking us to do.” He called it “statesmanship.” Carter agreed, saying that the nation needs Congress to “act less like politicians and more like statesmen.” BRIAN HOWEY is publisher of the Howey Political Report, a weekly briefing on Indiana politics. Contact him at 317-506-0883 or




The choice to be ‘childfree’ may not be so bad To breed or not to breed. That is the question that Time Magazine has thrust into the spotlight with its recent cover story, “The Childfree Life.” The cover shows a man and woman in the prime of their childbearing years, lying on a beach, looking blissful. Discussion on the topic, which rears its judgmental head every now and then, has exploded, pitting parents against childless (who sometimes cheekily call themselves “childfree”) people in a battle of self-righteous judgment. It’s an incredibly popular topic of conversation. The last wedding my husband, Tim, and I attended, we barely got a “hello” from people, some of whom we hadn’t seen in years, before they launched into questions about our childbearing plans. For some reason, those kinds of questions seem to come up over and over again, especially when people are confronted by someone of childbearing age who doesn’t have a child. Aside from the fact that questions about someone’s reproductive plans are incredibly rude unless you’re close with

someone, it’s also a mystery to me why anybody cares anyway. Unless I’m sitting in close proximity to a squalling child in a restaurant or on a plane, it has exactly JENNY zero effect on my life if KOBIELA- someone has a kid or not. MONDOR havePeople all sorts of reasons for making their decisions to become parents or stay childless. Infertility happens for a variety of reasons — physical issues, illness, drug side effects, advanced age. Money is also a factor, since children are incredibly expensive — I can’t believe how much cribs and strollers cost, not to mention things like diapers, food, clothes and other supplies. Genetics can be a factor, if someone has particularly bad traits they don’t want

to pass on to the next generation. A career can get pushed to the forefront of a life, in front of children. Or sometimes, people just don’t feel the need to breed. They simply don’t have that drive to raise a little human being for 18 or more years. The fact that they don’t want children is a good enough reason not to have them. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want anyone molding the minds of the next generation of human beings whose heart is not in it 100 percent. Tim and I have a lot of different reasons we don’t have kids yet. We actually decided we’d wait until several years into our marriage before even seriously discussing it, and we haven’t quite hit that arbitrary “kid discussion deadline” yet, although it is looming closer all the time. Sometimes, I can’t imagine not having kids someday. That’s what everyone does, right? I’m not always confident that I have the temperament to be a mom, but I know that Tim would be a fantastic dad — he loves kids and

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want anyone molding the minds of the next generation of human beings whose heart is not in it 100 percent.

• seems to have a good rapport with them. And it could still happen — we have not definitively closed any doors on the possibility of being parents someday. Other times, though, I feel about kids the way Tim feels about dogs — he likes to play with them for a while, but he doesn’t want one at his house. Tim and I spend a good chunk of time almost every week with some of our friends and their kids. We love our friends’ children, all of whom are cute and absolutely hilarious. It’s been fascinating to watch them grow up — we’ve known several of them since they were babies — and I look forward to keeping a

relationship with them as they grow into productive members of society. In fact, I hope I can be a positive force in their lives. But when Tim and I get in the car to drive home after spending a few hours with kids, there’s an unmistakable feeling of relief that we can go back to our quiet house and do whatever we feel like doing. I think some parents see a comment like that as a judgment on their lives, but it’s really not. Most parents are happy to give up a good chunk of quiet and order to have children. Thank goodness, or the human race would cease to exist pretty quickly. But that doesn’t mean that becoming a parent is the right decision for everyone. People who decide against having children aren’t selfish monsters, just as people who decide to have children aren’t saints. To breed or not to breed is a personal choice — and a question that doesn’t have one right answer for everyone. JENNY KOBIELA-MONDOR is night desk editor for KPC Media Group.

Ralph Carr’s profile in courage officially recognized Rep. Steve King is a flag-waving, card-carrying, all-American jerk. In a recent interview with the conservative website Newsmax, the Iowa Republican was discussing the “Dreamers,” young people brought to this country as small children by undocumented parents. “For every one who’s a valedictorian,” he snarled, “there’s another 100 out there that weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.” King’s remarks COKIE ROBERTS were immediately condemned by STEVEN ROBERTS fellow Republican and House Speaker John Boehner as “hateful” and “ignorant.” But let’s be honest. The congressman represents an uncomfortable and undeniable streak in our history and our culture. We are a nation built by immigrants. We are also a nation that has resisted and resented each wave of newcomers as unworthy and un-American. If the blazing torch of the Statue of Liberty is a national symbol, so are the burning crosses of the Ku Klux Klan. And King’s reference to overdeveloped leg muscles is hardly new. Xenophobes have long used distorted body parts to disparage foreigners — big noses, small brains, oily hair. Electing a black president whose father emigrated from Kenya is an important blow to our nativist impulses. But his opponents have repeatedly tried to discredit Barack Obama as an alien, a Muslim socialist with a funny name and floppy ears who wasn’t even born in the United States. During his first campaign, a woman in Minnesota blurted out what others only whispered: “I don’t trust Obama. I have read about him. He’s an Arab.” Four years later, the Pew Research Center reported that only 49 percent of respondents could correctly identify the president as a Christian, while 17 percent thought he was a Muslim. And they did not mean that as a compliment. Political Research Associates, a progressive think tank, summed up this tawdry tradition: “This country has a long history of distrust, persecution and exclusion of those seen as having foreign ties and questionable allegiances. Major social movements have been based on the belief that certain ethnic, racial or political groups are by definition disloyal.” History teaches, however, that those social movements are always wrong. America is enriched, every day, by the vigor and vitality of its immigrants. Obama was right when he said in his first inaugural, “We know that our patchwork


State Sen. Sue Glick, R-LaGrange, signs the ceremonial final steel beam to be erected in the frame of the new Cameron Memorial Community Hospital

in Angola on Aug. 9. Video from the event — including the view from the beam as it was hoisted into place — is online at

New videos feature events, people, hair styles Several new videos were posted on this past week. On Aug. 9, Cameron Memorial Community Hospital in Angola held a topping-out ceremony for the steel frame of its new building. Check out video highlights from the event, including a view from the beam as it was hoisted into place. On the same day, the DeKalb County United Way kicked off its annual campaign with a free concert at the DeKalb Outdoor Theatre. Clips from that event also are online at The Northeast Indiana Steam and Gas Association held its 32nd annual show last weekend at the LaGrange County Fairgrounds. See some of the exhibitions and interviews with participants in another online video. The upcoming September/October issue of Family magazine includes a feature on hair-braiding styles for back to school. A video demonstrating several styles is online at, and check out the magazine for more. Finally, Monday’s Neighbors feature profiled Sally and Gene Kessler of Auburn, who teach line dancing classes at their home. See some of their dance moves

in a related online video, and read more about the Kesslers and others profiled as part of Neighbors by going to kpcnews. com and selecting News > Neighbors from the navigation menu.

High school sports return Schools are starting again for the fall, and that high school sports ONLINE means will once again be in full COMMENTS swing. To receive updated sports scores from fall James Tew sporting events, “like” the KPC Media Group Facebook page at or follow KPC News on Twitter at Then be sure to read the full story in the next day’s paper.

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

We are a nation built by immigrants. We are also a nation that has resisted and resented each wave of newcomers as unworthy and un-American.

• heritage is a strength, not a weakness.” That’s why it’s so important for people of courage to stand up to the haters, to dress them down and call them out. People like Ralph L. Carr. Carr was born in 1887, the son of a miner, and grew up in small Colorado towns like Cripple Creek. He became a lawyer and in 1938 was elected governor. Two months after Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt ordered the forcible internment of more than 120,000 Japanese-Americans, many of them native-born citizens. Gov. Carr condemned the order and said at the time: “The Japanese are protected by the same constitution that protects us. They have the same rights as we have. … If you harm them, you must harm me. I was brought up in a small town where I knew the shame and dishonor of race hatred. I grew to despise it because it threatened the happiness of you and you and you.” Carr suffered for his stance, losing a race for the Senate later that year and disappearing from public life. But today he is hailed as a hero. Last May, Colorado dedicated a new judicial center named for Carr and a plaque in the state capitol lauds him “as a wise, humane man, not influenced by the hysteria and bigotry directed against the Japanese Americans during World War II.” Last year, the Japanese American Citizens League created the Gov. Ralph L. Carr Award for Courage. In July, the award went to three men who were instrumental in passing a 1988 bill that awarded $1.6 billion in reparations to those unfairly detained during the war: President Ronald Reagan, a Republican, who signed the legislation; Speaker Jim Wright, a Democrat, the lead sponsor; and Glenn Roberts, the Congressional staffer who drafted the measure. We were at the awards ceremony because Glenn is Steve’s brother. We watched with great pride as dozens of Japanese-Americans shook his hand, sought his autograph and introduced their children. If American history is an enduring struggle between light and darkness, between the Ralph Carrs and the Steve Kings, the Carrs will win. They have to win, if America is to live up to its own ideals. COKIE ROBERTS AND STEVEN V. ROBERTS are columnists for Newspaper Enterprise Assn. They can be contacted by email at stevecokie@

Commentary • High fives To Kevin Williams, 15, of Kendallville, who broke a window with his bare hands to rescue his 5-year-old neighbor and “buddy,” Damion Shepherd, from a fire Monday night.

High5s & Hisses

To the founders of the Firehouse Youth Center in Fremont. The non-denominational center serves youth ages 12-20 in an empty storefront. To the Community Foundation of DeKalb County, which last week awarded

more than $71,500 in grants to 33 area organizations and agencies.

To Kallie Knott, 14, of rural LaOtto. A Garrett High School student, she won the title of Intermediate Beef Showmanship Champion at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis, prevailing over more than 100 competitors. HIGH FIVES AND HISSES is a Sunday feature compiled by this newspaper’s editorial board. If you have a “high five” or a “hiss” to nominate, call or email the editor of this newspaper.



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Moving sends shocks through the system Sunrise Monday 6:54 a.m. Sunset Monday 8:36 p.m.

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Review: Is this quadcopter a drone for the masses? SIMRISHAMN, Sweden (AP) — Unmanned aircraft, also known as drones, are revolutionizing warfare. Now, some of that technology is coming home from the war, to amuse us and give us an aerial perspective on our surroundings. I’ve been trying out a helicopter-type drone called the Phantom this summer. It’s been an eye-opener in many ways. It’s easy to see these agile, relatively stable aircraft being put to a number of uses, from aerial photography to package delivery — at least once the dangers can be managed and the legal issues worked through. The video camera on the phantom also lets me see in a new way a patch of Swedish countryside that I’ve been to every year since I was a child. It wasn’t a huge epiphany, but it was interesting to see a well-known place from a completely new angle. The $700 Phantom, made by a Chinese company called DJI, is at the forefront of bringing drone technology to


the masses. Roughly a foot in diameter, the four-propeller craft is sold as a complete unit with only minimal assembly required. This hasn’t been the norm in the industry. The Phantom could be to drones what the Apple II was to computing more than three decades ago — offering one of the first complete, integrated PCs. In any case, some drone enthusiasts consider the Phantom a major milestone. The Phantom doesn’t come with a built-in camera, but it does have a holder for a GoPro action camcorder, which is what I used. These cameras cost about $200. Remote-control aircraft have been around for decades. What’s different this time around? First, the aircraft are much easier to fly, thanks to battery technology, electronics and GPS. The Phantom uses a GPS chip to stay steady in the air, even in a wind, and can stay up for nearly ten minutes on a single charge of its

battery, which uses the same energy-dense technology as smartphones. The second revolution is “first-person view,” or FPV. That’s when the user can see out of the drone’s camera as it’s flying, freeing the user to send the aircraft out of eyesight and making it easier to capture good video. The military uses advanced FPV to keep drones on patrol over Afghanistan for hours, thousands of miles away from their “pilots.” It vastly expands the range and usefulness of remote-controlled aircraft. It also expands the amount of mischief you can cause with them, from spying to egg-dropping. The Phantom is not equipped for FPV out of the box, and I didn’t try any of the $200-plus kits that are available. I had to keep my eyes on the drone and could examine the captured video only after the aircraft was safely back on the ground. This was the drone experience “lite,” but it was an intriguing introduction.

one-third of all goods must I did not expect it. go, the solution is quickly Although as I look back, I found. One-half of his now see that I could have material possessions and seen it coming. Like a one-quarter of hers become hurricane, its path could be expendable. forecast although its This is a timing and intensity sound formula, were surprises. not a sexist joke. Yes, we are After all, her downsizing once “possessions” are again. The Marcus more likely the household has been ones that make through this before. the household But this time … this a functional time, it seems that MORTON unit. Few men the cuts are coming MARCUS would claim the closer to the bone. Mixmaster as part Downsizing of their domain, happens in many yet a house is households for not a home if many reasons. The pancakes cannot children leave home be prepared and the house is expeditiously. too big. The couple Right now, I have made splits and the pain of the ready to release to the emotional separation is recycle bin items that I have matched by the mayhem of not examined in the past dividing property. Aging changes perceptions of what 10 years. Most of these are documents in unopened is necessary and a lifetime boxes that have collected of stuff is reexamined. nothing but dust over time. I had thought all was Others are books that are as secure for another decade. valid today as when written Then in a real-estate blitz, a in the ’60s and ’70s. Sadly house was seen, a proposal the problems of urban areas, made, a counter-proposal as detailed so well 50 or so entered and the deal was years ago, are still with us. done. Enthusiasm hardly Transit, income distrihad a chance to melt into bution, housing, education, doubt before a schedule finance, taxation, of displacement was infrastructure neglect and proclaimed. deterioration, race, youth What does down-sizing unemployment, crime and mean? It does not mean an aging population are equality of sacrifice. If

still the salient issues they were in the past. The ideas for resolving problems of our cities have not changed much. There is more talk of privatization today, but no evidence that it actually adds anything to the discussion. Technology has evolved to heighten our awareness of some issues, but has not offered substantive solutions to our long-lasting concerns. So the stacks of boxes and the piles of books for discard grow as the inevitable downsizing continues. The entire process has the potential for emotional drama, as when I clasp my head and proclaim that I am giving up portions of my soul to reduce the number of square feet eligible for dusting. But I resist the temptations of such moments. After all, am I not a consenting adult who has endorsed this transfer from one house to another? Did I not sign the documents? Yet, I must wonder, where was my head? MORTON J. MARCUS is an independent economist, speaker and writer formerly with Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.


Brittanie Patrick, left, and Morgan Stackhouse, right, enjoy their spacious, new surroundings at Waggin Tails pet salon in Waterloo. With them are Patrick’s son, Remmington Bartlett, and pet dog Tinkerbell.

Pet salon moves to larger site BY KATHRYN BASSETT

WATERLOO — When Brittanie Patrick was looking to expand her dog-grooming business, she wanted additional space not only for herself but also for the dogs. “I wanted more room. I wanted it to be more open and have a relaxing feeling,” she said. With that in mind, Patrick moved her pet

salon, Waggin Tails, to the neighboring property in the 300 block of South Wayne Street. The move has given her twice the space of her original salon, she said. Patrick purchased the business two years ago from the previous owner and obtained her certification in grooming. Patrick and groomer Morgan Stackhouse work with all breeds and sizes of dogs and offer extended

hours to serve customers who cannot make it during the regular business day. The new location features a waiting area were customers can stay while their pets are groomed. “They can see how we treat the dog and understand the whole grooming process,” Patrick added. Future plans for the salon include the installation of a floor tub for bathing larger dogs.

Walmart earnings show struggle NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s biggest retailer, said the weak global economy continues to batter its low-income shoppers. The chain on Thursday cut its annual profit and revenue outlook for the year after reporting secondquarter results that missed Wall Street estimates. The company’s stock fell nearly

3 percent on the news. Walmart’s sober assessment adds to worries about consumer spending that arose when Macy’s Inc. lowered its profit expectations for the year after reporting disappointing results on Thursday and Kohl’s Corp. did the same on the following day even after posting solid results.

But Walmart’s results are even more troubling because it is considered an economic bellwether, with the company accounting for nearly 10 percent of nonautomotive retail spending in the U.S. Walmart’s latest performance appears to show that many people continue to struggle in the U.S. and abroad.

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COMPETITION Left, Kayla Rutledge, 14, of Charlotte, N.C., uses a straw to blow loose sand from the top of a large sand castle as she works to fine-tune the sand sculpture. Below, Emily Gerstle of Milwaukee, Wis., uses a small tool to cut in to the sand of what will become a large caterpillar on a leaf on a beach in Pokagon State Park.

Monday, August 19 WASH ON THE WILD SIDE 9 a.m. Fundraiser for Black Pine Animal Sanctuary. All proceeds from nail trims and $5 from every complete grooming donated to sanctuary’s Big Cat Rescue Fund. Call for appointments. Champs and Tramps, 1494 Drake Road, Kendallville.

Friday, August 23 5K FRIDAYS IN KENDALLVILLE 4 p.m. The city of Kendallville and the Cole Center Family YMCA have partnered to provide a non-competitive group for walkers and runners every Friday through Oct. 4. Meet at Garden Street entrance and walk or run along a scenic 5K route through Bixler Park and back to the YMCA. No charge. For more information, call YMCA at 347-9622. Cole Center Family YMCA, 700 S. Garden St., Kendallville. MAGIC SQUARES DANCE CLUB 7 p.m. Dancing. YMCA of Steuben County, 500 E. Harcourt Road, Angola. BOTANICAL ROOTS CONCERT SERIES 7:30 p.m. Get ready for our eighth year of musical fun! Six concerts with regionally and nationally touring artists featuring zydeco, blues, reggae and more, with local bands opening. We’re still searching for a few more bands to round out the schedule, so check back with us. Concerts will be held outdoors in our Terrace Garden, rain or shine. Seating is limited, so please bring your own chair. Food and beverage will be available for purchase from Mad Anthony Brewing; no outside food or beverage allowed. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., opening act starts at 8:30 p.m. Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne. Phone: 427-6440

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lines in the sand Sand sculpting contest started in 1977 continues at Pokagon PHOTOS BY CHAD KLINE

TASTE OF THE ARTS FESTIVAL 11 a.m. Enjoy Fort Wayne’s premiere food and arts festival featuring over 60 performances of music, dance, theatre and more! Plus, a Fine Arts Fair, Art Marketplace, hands-on activities, and over 30 local restaurants. The Taste is from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is followed by dessert from 6-11:30 p.m. with WBOI’s Meet the Music, and two other stages of music. Then at 10 p.m. see an outdoor showing of the classic King Kong. It’s family fun all day long. A ticketed activity with wine tasting while you make your own painting and/or salsa dance is from 7-9 p.m. (adults only) inside the Arts United Center, 303 E Main St., Fort Wayne. MAD SCIENCE SATURDAYS 1 p.m. Erupting volcanoes, mastodon toothpaste, bugs and more! We’ll conduct experiments on these topics during our Mad Science Saturdays! Caution: our experiments will be messy! Please wear play clothing that can be ruined. Registration is requested but not required Limberlost Public Library, 164 Kelly St., Rome City. Phone: 854-3382 BLUEGRASS JAM 6 p.m. Pickers, players, vocalists and lots of enthusiastic listeners are all welcome to these free, live music events. Once-a-month jam sessions are returning to Bixler Lake Park. Concert will be in the Jansen Pavilion. Bixler Lake Park, Kendallville. Phone: 347-1064



he beach venture started with a group of engineers not wanting to get outshone by children.

Several finished sand creations stand tall on a beach in Pokagon State Park in Angola.

Once again last weekend, the annual

sand sculpturing demonstration and sand castle contest was held on the main beach of Pokagon State Park. One third-generation team with members from three states was busy digging, watering and packing down sand until it was just so and primed for sculpturing. Sand art involves turning modeling sand into an artistic form through sandcastles, sand brushing, sand sculpture, sand painting or sand bottles. Nancy and Gary Rutledge, Clarkston, Mich., and their family, Angeline and son, Dan Rutledge, Charlotte, N.C.; and Kristina Marker, Cleveland, said they wouldn’t miss their annual pilgrimage to Pokagon to sculpt something that is usually popular and current in the movie industry. “Are you kidding? It’s fun,” Nancy said and added her family wouldn’t miss it. Dan said the traditional sand sculpting began in 1977 with a group of engineers from the Theta Tau fraternity at the General Motors Institute. “This is 30-40 years ago and in 1977 came here. I was 5 and a ton of kids were hanging out at Pokagon,” Dan said. “They announced a sand castle contest and these were all intense engineers. They made a huge sand castle and won first prize.” SEE SAND CASTLES, PAGE C2

Kayla Rutledge, 14, of Charlotte, N.C., wets down a large sand castle before continuing work last weekend.







Ben Grimm, 9, of Bluffton sprinkles sand on his castle art for the sand castle contest in hopes of winning ice cream last weekend at Pokagon State Park in Angola.

A large sculpture of Ralph from the movie “Wreck it Ralph” stands tall from the sand on the beach at Pokagon State Park in Angola.

SAND CASTLES: Contestants’ work is graded on creativity, uniqueness and details FROM PAGE C1


Dan said his parents used creating sand sculptures as a lesson in learning and teamwork over the years. Those lessons continue. “We were getting together for camping and engineers just can’t be lying around on the beach. By the time we were done, we won Popsicles,” Gary said, as he traced windows into the sand. “It’s creative and I’m hooked. It gives us something to do.” As Angelyn helped pack the wet sand down, she said it was her third time in helping with the demonstration. “It was really fun,” she said. “I thought they were really good. Last year, I worked on the sea serpent. We try to do movies and this year, we’re doing ‘Turbo,’ he’s a snail. I like shoes, so we’re doing Converse, too.” Krisitina was in her eighth year in making creations come to life in sand and said a good base is needed. In prior years, the family also created sculptures of McDonald’s french fries and a drink, a truck, “Batman,” “Captain America” and “Iron Man.” The family usually works from coloring book pictures as models. “Generally, we pick animated movies you want the kids to see when they walk by,” Gary said. “A key is a lot of it has to do with sand, as you can’t do it on white beach sand. This is river sand and because there’s some clay — it sticks together.” Further along the Lake James main beach to coincide with the sand sculptures, children participated in a sandcastle contest.


key is a lot of it has to do with sand, as you can’t do it on white beach sand. This is river sand and because there’s some clay — it sticks together.” Gary Rutledge

• Some children made mud pies or used the contest as an excuse to get dirty. Others buried family members in the sand. A tortoise was already sculpted on the beach. Other children worked at their contest creations they had one hour to complete. Others worked with sand pails, miniature shovels and created forts for their action figures, like Alex Schlatter, Fort Wayne, who camped at Pokagon with his family. “It’s a sand castle and it has a feather in it to have a flag,” he said, working on the walls. “There’s rocks on it so it can look cool.” Farther down the beach, Kim and Scot Smith, Elkhart, camped in the park with their sons, Jackson, 5, and Lincoln 3. “We’re making a sand castle, but the walls broke,” Kim said, while helping a bashful Jackson, who was preparing to add “Batman” and a boat to the sculpture. Tom Harpootlian said the contest entries would be judged on creativity, uniqueness, detail and “wow” factor. “Some kids are shy and it’s hard to get them to do it,” he said.

A section of beach on Lake James in Pokagon State Park was full of sand sculptors from three generations

of families last weekend in Angola.

A group of friends and family gathered in 1978 for what would be the second year of many more to come of building sand art on the beaches in Pokagon State Park in Angola.

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Jam session raises $3,100 for building project BY PATRICK REDMOND

Members of Manny’s Jam Band perform Aug. 10 at the seconnd annual Marion Mennonite Church Jam Session, raising money to help the Howe church continue with its building expansion. All proceeds raised by the event went to the church’s building fund.


SHIPSHEWANA — A weekend open air jam sesssion Aug. 10 in Shipshewana raised more than $3,000 to help the Marion Mennonite Church continue its growth. The money raised by Marion Mennonite Church’s second annual jam session went directly to the church’s building fund. According the Deb Egli, one of the organizers of the event, the day netted just more than $5,100, but nearly $2,000 was needed to pay expenses. “More donations are expected this week,” she said. Constructed started on the church’s new sanctuary in June. Completion on that portion of the building was expected by the end of August. However, unforeseen problems in obtaining materials pushed back the completion date until October. The outdoor concert showcased several local bands, including Manny’s Jam Band, a collaboration been Rome City musician Manny Hawn and Wolcottville’s Nikki Carpenter. The band classifies its style as “old-time rock and roll, classic country and gospel.” All of the day’s performers donated their time. The church construction is operating on a three-year timeline. In the first year, nearly $190,000 of the $497,000 needed was raised through pledges, fundraising efforts and community donations.

Kendallville author’s book gets national release Dr. Clothier explores how God uses conflict in our lives


Dr. Thomas Clothier of Kendallville’s book, “At Odds: God’s Development of Leaders through Conflict,” received national release last week.

KENDALLVILLE —Last week marked the nationwide release of “At Odds: God’s Development of Leaders through Conflict,” a new biblical interpretation and Christian living book by Kendallville resident and author Dr. Thomas Clothier. It is often said that in this world there is nothing certain except death and taxes. What about conflict? Individuals at home, work, school and in their neighborhoods frequently encounter the difficulties of conflict. Even cities, states and countries encounter and

engage in conflict occasionally, if not continually. In “At Odds,” Clothier biblically explains that conflict is God’s way of developing a Christian leader’s abilities and skills, whatever their area of influence. Exploring through the Scriptures, along with submitting examples taken from history and personal experience, he examines the indispensability of conflict for anyone to become the leader God uses for His glory. Published by Tate

Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or Clothier is the pastor and teacher at the First Christian Church, Kendallville, where he has served for nearly two decades. Clothier is also the pastor and chair of the Northeast Indiana Reformation Society, which in affiliation with the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals seeks to communicate and promote reformed theology. Clothier is also the featured Bible teacher on the radio ministry “Growing in Grace.” PHOTO CONTRIBUTED

Religion Briefs • Gospel rock singer coming to The Rock FORT WAYNE — Gospel rock singer Brian Campbell will perform Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. at The Rock, 6638 St. Joe Road, Fort Wayne; Campbell is from Akron, Ohio. He has been touring across the United States and Europe spreading his personal testimonies of his walk with Christ and his spiritual battle for transformation and renewal. He has also performed alongside famous Christian rock bands such as Jars of Clay and Sleeping At Last. His energetic rock music perfectly suits his battlecry for a purpose-driven life with God in the center of it all, a press release said. For more information, go to epk/?id=14614

Dinner, auction planned as benefit ALBION — A spaghetti dinner and silent auction will take place from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 7 at Albion Wesleyan Church, 800 E. Main St., Albion. Proceeds from the event will be used to assist with medical bills for Hope Addis, a young Albion girl who suffered a head injury when kicked by a horse. Hope is the daughter of Tim and Diane Addis of rural Albion. The event is sponsored by the Albion LEO Club.

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St. Mark’s welcomes new pastor BY KATHRYN BASSETT

AUBURN — Describing the path that has brought him to Auburn, Pastor Marcus Carlson said he came to the ministry “in a very round-about way.” “I didn’t grow up in the church at all,” said Carlson, who is the new pastor at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church on West Ninth Street. “My family wasn’t involved in the church.” Carlson grew up in a small town in the Finger Lakes area of upstate New York. He said he experienced troubled times in middle school and high school and came to faith through the Young Life ministry while he was a high school student. “It was a pretty radical transformation,” Carlson said. Carlson said he felt a call to the ministry and went on to attend Eastern University outside of Philadelphia with the idea of becoming a youth minister. “It was a great experience for me,” Carlson said. “I grew in my faith. I learned a lot and was able to learn a lot about service.” After college, Carlson served in Methodist, Lutheran, Episcopal and nondenominational churches in Michigan, Lafayette, and most recently Colorado. His work focused on children, youth and family ministry until 2011, when he moved into the associate pastor role, he said. Carlson and his wife, Jessica, are the parents of two children — Micah, 8, and Abby, 6. The couple were high school sweethearts and met while participating in the Young Life ministry that would have such an impact on his life. “I found my faith, my wife and my career,” Carlson said. Carlson said Auburn and St. Mark’s are where he and his family want to be.

Kyle and Katie Lowry are new pastors at The Crossing-Garrett Church of the Nazarene.

New pastors at The Crossing-Garrett Church of the Nazarene GARRETT — Kyle and Katie Lowry are new pastors at The Crossing - Garrett Church of the Nazarene. Kyle recently finished his undergraduate degree in Christian education and is currently working on his master’s degree in pastoral ministries from Olivet Nazarene University. Katie is in her second year of teaching secondary English and is currently working at Lakeview Middle School in Warsaw. The couple are looking forward to building and enhancing the church through new ministries, as well as continuing current

ministries such as Sunday morning service and Wednesday night youth group. The church also serves a free meal to anyone in need on Wednesday nights. Sunday schedule includes Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., welcome at 10:20 a.m. and morning worship at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday activities include youth group and community dinner at 5:30 p.m. and youth group at 6 p.m. All are welcome to attend. The church is located at 105 West Sixth Ave., Garrett. Phone 357-5769.


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Marcus Carlson is the new pastor at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Auburn. A native of upstate New York, he has served at churches in Michigan, Indiana and most recently, Colorado.

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September 8, 2013 (HOME OPENER) “Colorado was beautiful, but we’re glad to be back in Indiana,” Carlson said. “We really want to be in a place that God wants us to be. Our search has been pretty long. We really wanted to be in the right place that God had for us and a place that we could be for a long time. Auburn, for us, felt like a great fit. The church is a great fit.” Carlson said he has a passion for the Scripture and that his gifts of preaching and teaching are a great fit for what the church wants.

Carlson said he also wants to help people use their gifts in the church and in the community. “I’m passionate about community and serving in the community. We felt this is a community we could get involved in,” Carlson said. “We’re excited to be here. We’re looking forward to settling in the community. The church is looking forward to moving forward and figuring out together how God wants us to serve Auburn and the community.”

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DEAR ABBY Jeanne Phillips

Nanny’s bad habits become issue to boss


DEAR ABBY: My children’s nanny, “Daisy,� has been with us for more than two years. She’s not the best, but I know I could do a lot worse. The most important thing is my children adore her and she is used to our routine. By and large, I’m happy to have her. However, I have two pet peeves I don’t know how to address. Daisy is always late. Not by much, mind you — but it is consistent. She’s at least five minutes late every single day. Maybe it shouldn’t bother me so much, but it does. I never dock her pay for tardiness, and I always pay her on time. To me, it’s a reflection of how important she views her job. I feel it is disrespectful. The kicker is, Daisy is studying to be a nurse. I have told her unless she breaks this bad habit, she’ll be fired from a future nursing job. The second thing is, on hot, humid days, Daisy has the worst body odor imaginable. When the weather is cool, she doesn’t smell, but once sticky weather arrives, the wall of stench is enough to make my nose hairs curl. One day it made me physically ill and I had to excuse her for the day without explaining why. How should I address these problems? Or am I making too big a deal out of this? — HAVING ISSUES IN VIRGINIA DEAR HAVING ISSUES: Daisy may not be the best employee, but a good employer makes clear what the ground rules are when someone is hired. Because you’re a stickler for punctuality, remind Daisy about what her hours are and stress that you expect her to be on time or risk having her pay docked. (If she uses public transportation, there should be some flexibility, but because she’s late every day she should be told she needs to leave home a few minutes earlier.) As to her personal hygiene issue, address it directly. Tell her you expect her to have showered, used deodorant and put on fresh clothes before coming to work — especially in the summer. Helpful hint: When you hire someone, have a list of written rules prepared for the individual to read and sign so there will be no misunderstandings. Doing that is being an effective boss. DEAR ABBY: I am going to a concert by a popular band. My brother and my cousin always make fun of this band. People commenting online also post mean things about them. I know they have a right to their own opinions, but I don’t get the same reactions when I talk about or listen to other popular music. Did people do this 10 or 20 years ago? Do they think it’s cool to express hatred about mainstream musicians? Maybe the more popular something is, the more people there are having negative feelings toward it. — FREE TO LISTEN AT 13 DEAR FREE TO LISTEN: There is always a degree of backlash against hugely popular entertainers because some people think it’s more “cool� to be a fan of a new, upcoming band. Years ago, some people loved the Beatles and hated the Rolling Stones, and vice versa. The behavior you describe has been going on ever since the music business began. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. COPYRIGHT 2013 UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE


Blueberry lemon bread is nice summer recipe It is Thursday morning. Time is going by fast, but I need to take time to get this column in today’s mail. My plans are to go help sister Emma today. She is having a garage sale this weekend. With both her daughters de-tasseling corn I offered to help her organize everything. My husband, Joe, and daughter, Elizabeth, have both left for the RV factories where they work. Daughter Susan and son Benjamin left around 6 a.m. to go de-tasseling. Daughters Verena and Loretta are staying with a 93-year-old lady from 3 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. so I am letting them sleep a little longer this morning. I do hope we can be leaving for Emma’s house by 8:15 to 8:30 a.m. The lady lives around three miles from here so her son brings the girls home when he gets off work. This will only be until she is recovered enough to stay alone. This week we have been kept busy canning tomatoes and pickles. I made 22 quarts of freezer pickles to put into the

freezer for Emma and Jacob’s upcoming church services next month. I also canned 25 quarts of THE dill pickles. AMISH Yesterday COOK afternoon while we were in the of Lovina Eicher middle canning pickles, Uncle Joe and Betty and two of their granddaughters came for a short visit. Daughter Lovina, 9, seems to be recovering well from surgery she had last week. She had her tonsils and adenoids removed. She can’t do any strenuous exercise for two weeks. She says the hardest thing is not being able to ride the pony. She loves to read and write so that helps keep her occupied. She enjoyed getting the extra ice cream and Popsicles.


The children have only 3 1/2 weeks until school starts. This summer flew by so fast. My husband, Joe, and the boys dug up all our potatoes. This year we laid the potato seeds on top of the soil, then covered thickly with straw. We had a nice crop of potatoes and that method seemed to work well. It also kept the weeds from taking over. We had some nice-sized potatoes. There were a lot of potatoes on one plant. With the garden starting to empty out here and there it makes you think of autumn. We were blessed with a lot of nice rains to help the garden grow this summer. We have been having cool evenings and mornings which make it feel like fall weather. With it being blueberry season here is a good recipe!

Blueberry Lemon Bread • 1/2 cup butter • 1 1/2 cups sugar • 2 teaspoons baking powder • 1/2 teaspoon salt

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2 eggs 2 cups flour 1/2 cup milk 1 1/2 cups blueberries 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/3 cup white sugar

Beat together butter and sugar. Then add baking powder and salt. Add eggs one at a time and stir well. Add flour and milk alternately. Stir in blueberries gently, pour into 9x9 pan or a loaf pan and bake for about one hour. When the bread has finished baking, prick the top with a fork. Brush lemon juice and sugar mixture on top. FOR LOVINA EICHER’S “RECIPE OF THE WEEK� go to Lovina hand-writes this weekly column by gas lamp light from her Michigan home. Readers with culinary or cultural questions may write Lovina at The Amish Cook, c/o Oasis Newsfeatures, P.O. Box 157, Middletown, Ohio 45044 or visit Due to volume of mail, personal replies are not always possible.

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Taste not the only reason to enjoy chocolate milk While it is true that I do not always listen to my wife and family, the idea for this column is directly from them. Fortunately for me, it is a topic I really enjoy. In fact, I wrote about it here in 2006. Seven years later, it is time to revisit chocolate milk as a sports drink. The small study I mentioned in 2006 looked at endurance-trained cyclists who drank equivalent amounts of chocolate milk, fluid replacement drink, or carbohydrate replacement drink immediately after their first exercise bout and after two hours of recovery. The cyclists were then tested on the following criteria: time to exhaustion, average heart rate, and how much they thought they were exerting themselves as well as total work for a second endurance exercise four hours after the first session. The time to exhaustion and total work were significantly greater for chocolate milk and for fluid replacement drink trials than for carbohydrate replacement drink trials, suggesting that chocolate milk is an

effective recovery aid between two exhausting exercise bouts. Of course, for those of us who will not be recovering between two exhausting DR. TERRY exercise bouts, GAFF there is the pleasant fact that chocolate milk tastes so good when we are thirsty. Since that study, there have been public relations campaigns by milk producers and by sports drink companies as well as many studies regarding not only chocolate milk, but also adding protein to sports drinks. You do not need to watch or participate in many sporting events to see and hear about the need for rehydration during and after exercise. Recovery beverages are commonly used by endurance and team-sport athletes during

the time between exercise sessions. However, practical and reliable recommendations on the best nutrient composition of these drinks and timing of their consumption are not as clear as we would like them to be. In fact, having read a number of articles and summaries about the subject, I get the feeling that answer is still not clearly defined and needs more research. That being said, I will try to summarize the research to date on the use of recovery beverages after aerobic activities and share the experts’ recommendations on the optimal formula and timing of use for endurance and team-sport athletes. Current evidence suggests that, to maximize the restoration of energy inside the muscle cells (glycogen resynthesis), athletes should consume about one half gram of sugar (carbohydrate) per pound of body weight as glucose and sucrose immediately after exercise and each subsequent hour for four to six hours after

“If chocolate milk is readily available and has been stored properly to keep it from spoiling, I would happily choose it over other sports drinks.” Dr. Terry Gaff

• exercise. Alternatively, they may consume about 0.4 gram per pound per hour in combination with 0.2 gram per pound of amino acids or protein. Liquids provide valuable fluids for rehydration, and an ideal recovery beverage should not only contain carbohydrate and protein but also contain electrolytes, including about 0.3-0.7 gram of sodium per quart of fluid to help restore sodium lost through sweat. Commercial beverages with this type of nutrient composition are effective. But if you analyze the nutritional label for chocolate milk, you will note that about 16 ounces per hour comes very close to the recommendations of the experts for an average sized

healthy adult. Although there are some studies showing that chocolate milk may be as effective as or superior to commercial beverages in promoting recovery, research regarding the effects of specific types of amino acids and antioxidants found in chocolate milk has given mixed results. Thus, further investigation is needed before specific recommendations about these nutrients can be made. Future studies that include women and athletes representing a variety of sports, ages, and training levels and that use consistent methodology will lead to a better understanding of the effects of post-exercise beverages (including chocolate milk) on recovery.

My view on the subject is that if the chocolate milk is readily available and has been stored properly to keep it from spoiling, I would happily choose it over other sports drinks. I know that chocolate milk is starting to show up at the finish line of some endurance races, like the Big Sur International Marathon in California. But maybe the milk producers should be sponsoring more marathons and other sporting events. In the meantime, we should all keep moo-ving forward! DR. TERRY GAFF practiced

family medicine in Albion for 17 years and is now medical director of the emergency department at Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville and the Noble County EMS. Facebook users can become a fan of the Dr. Terry Gaff page at, where he focuses on areas of interest and has a little fun in the process. His email address is drgaff@kpcnews. net. Past columns can be read and comments and questions posted at special/health.

A push for harmony among workers, young and old CHICAGO (AP) — There’s a sense of urgency to the quest for workplace harmony, as baby boomers delay retirement and work side-by-side with people young enough to be their children — or grandchildren. Put people of widely different ages together — and there are bound to be differences. Baby boomers, for example, are workaholics, while younger workers may demand more of a work-life balance. The solution for a growing number of companies: generational awareness training to help foster understanding and

more effective communication among its workers. Employees are taught about the characteristics that define each generation, from their core values to their childhood and adolescent experiences to the type of figures they regard as heroes. Then workshop leaders typically drill down into how those attributes play into the strengths and weaknesses each age group offers on the job. The goal is that by learning why people of different generations act the way they do, companies can better emphasize their employees’

strengths and find ways to overcome challenges “The Boomers say, ‘Now I understand a little bit more of why they’re always on their phones,’ ” said Juergen Deutzer, who leads generational training at San Diego-based Scripps Health for about 200 employees a year. “Gen Y says, ‘Maybe I need to be a little bit more understanding if someone doesn’t get a grasp on technology.’ “ Companies downplay friction between old and young workers as a reason for training. They say it’s more a matter of helping people

Inducing labor may be tied to autism, study says CHICAGO (AP) — The biggest study of its kind suggests autism might be linked with inducing and speeding up labor, preliminary findings that need investigating since labor is induced in increasing numbers of U.S. women, the authors and other autism experts say. It’s possible that labor-inducing drugs might increase the risk — or that the problems that lead doctors to start labor explain the results. These include mothers’ diabetes and fetal complications, which have previously been linked with autism. Like most research into autism causes, the study doesn’t provide conclusive answers, and the authors say the results shouldn’t lead doctors to avoid inducing labor or speeding it up since it can be life-saving for mothers and babies. Simon Gregory, lead author and an associate professor of medicine and medical genetics at Duke University, emphasized, “We haven’t found a connection for cause and effect. One of the things we need to look at is why they were being induced in the first place.” Government data suggest 1 in 5 U.S. women have labor induced — twice as many as in 1990. Smaller studies suggested a possible tie between induced labor and autism, but the new research is the largest to date, involving more than 600,000 births. The government-funded study was published online Monday in JAMA Pediatrics. The researchers examined eight years of North Carolina birth records, and matched 625,042 births with public school data from the late


This Aug. 9 photo provided by Duke Medicine shows Simon G. Gregory, PhD, associate professor of medicine and medical genetics at Duke, in his lab in Durham, N.C. The biggest study of its kind suggests autism might be linked with inducing and speeding up labor, preliminary findings that need investigating since labor is induced in increasing numbers of U.S. women, the authors and other autism experts say.

1990s through 2008. Information on autism diagnoses didn’t specify whether cases were mild or severe. Labor was induced or hastened in more than 170,000 births. Overall, 5,648 children developed autism — three times as many boys as girls. Among autistic boys, almost one-third of the mothers had labor started or hastened, versus almost 29 percent of the boys without autism. The differences were less pronounced among girls. Oxytocin and prostaglandins are used to start or speed up labor but the study doesn’t identify specific medications. The strongest risks were in boys whose mothers had labor started and hastened. They were 35 percent more likely to have autism. Among girls, autism was not tied to induced labor; it was only more common in those born after labor was accelerated; they were 18 percent more likely to have

the developmental disorder than girls whose mothers had neither treatment. Autism affects about 1 in 88 U.S. children. Symptoms may involve communication problems including avoiding eye contact and unusual repetitive behavior including arm-flapping. Causes are uncertain but experts believe it probably results from a combination of genetics and other factors. These may include mothers’ illnesses and medication use while pregnant, fathers’ age at conception, and problems affecting the fetus during childbirth — all suggested but not proven in previous research. The study’s biggest strength is bolstering the growing consensus that risks for autism occur before birth or soon after, said Dr. Byron King, director of Seattle Children’s Hospital’s autism center. He was not involved in the study.

of different ages connect, which affects group cohesion, employee satisfaction and the overall quality of work. “There was no animosity, no aggression, none of that,” said Scott Redfearn, the top human resources executive at Protiviti, a global consulting firm based in Menlo Park, Calif., that began offering generational training earlier this year. “But you really need the team dynamic to work well because it’s that collective genius of the team with all kinds of people, all kinds of background, all different generations.” Protiviti was seeing a

higher turnover rate among its youngest employees and an internal survey found those workers craved more guidance from their superiors. The company revised its performance review system, started giving employees more feedback and changed the way it used social media. It also began putting executives and managers through training led by Chuck Underwood, an expert on generational differences. By next year, all new employees at Protiviti will go through a session, alongside more traditional training fare on topics such as sexual harass-

ment, diversity and ethics. Jennifer Luke, a 33-yearold Protiviti employee, attended two 90-minute sessions this summer and was struck by how closely the generational attributes she learned about applied to her and others in her life. “It’s an awareness tool. You think about it if you’re going to send an email to a client, for example,” she said. “You just take an extra minute or two as you’re planning a project or communicating with a client to think about how you’re structuring those communications.”




‘We’re The Millers’ amusing, but nothing special “We’re The Millers” is not going to go down in the annals of great comedic movies, but it did accomplish the basic thing that comedies set out to do — it made me laugh. They weren’t great big belly laughs, and it was far from a constant stream of snickers, but “We’re The Millers,” JENNY as predictable as it KOBIELA- is, amused me enough MONDOR to make it worth the price of a ticket. A matinee ticket, anyway. “We’re the Millers” follows small-time Denver pot dealer David Clark (Jason Sudeikis) as he tries to figure out a way to recoup his losses after being robbed. His friend and supplier, Brad Gurdlinger (Ed Helms), tells him to go to Mexico to pick up a load of weed, and David has the bright idea that he won’t get questioned at the border if he’s with a squeaky-clean family. Since he doesn’t have one, he hires one — stripper Rose (Jennifer Aniston) poses as his wife, the homeless Casey pretends to be his daughter, and dorky neighbor Kenny (Will Poulter) serves as his son. The rest of the movie is basically a family road trip comedy, with a few twists — there are dangerous drug dealers after them (turns out Brad actually sent David to steal drugs from a cartel), they’re trying to

There are even a few lines and scenes that are actually, legitimately hilarious, but I wish they came around more often.

• keep their enormous stash of drugs a secret, and the family is, of course, not really a family at all but a loose collection of vaguely sleazy people who mostly dislike each other. The concept is pretty great, with built in drama and tension, not to mention gags (who doesn’t love a good case of mistaken identity, after all?). In the hands of wittier, more subtle filmmakers it probably could have been a classic. But even though AP it’s in the hands of people more likely to go for the British actor Will Poulter, left, U.S. actress Jennifer Aniston, German premiere of the movie “We’re the Millers” at Cinestar obvious joke, there is just center, and U.S. director Rawson Thurber arrive for the at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, Germany, Thursday evening. enough here to keep the audience entertained for It’s not a great movie, but her. made sense for the charac- character audiences a couple of hours. There it’s just good enough to “We’re The Millers” ters to be saying bad words associate her with. Between are even a few lines and watch and enjoy. really suffers from lost this and her turn in 2011’s and making crude jokes, scenes that are actually, opportunities — a few “Horrible Bosses,” I can and so it really didn’t feel legitimately hilarious, but Jenny’s Take: See it on tweaks to the movie and it see that Aniston’s talent like the filmmakers were I wish they came around DVD. could have been fantastic. using them for shock value is being wasted in drippy more often. Still, it has a little bit of romantic comedies. If very often. “We’re The Millers” (Rated R for crude edge and a little bit of somebody would cast her The other thing does make copious use of sexual content, pervasive heart, and while it isn’t as a grittier character in a “We’re The Millers” sexual, scatalogical and language, drug material really good comedy instead always laugh-out-loud otherwise tawdry humor as really had going for it and brief graphic nudity. funny, watching it is an of a mildly decent one, was a pretty good cast. well as a boatload of bad Runs 110 minutes.) there would be no stopping amusing couple of hours. words, but there were only The core foursome has great chemistry, and it a few moments where I Your paid subscription includes thought any of those tactics was great to watch them were overused. It’s easy for go from barely disguised online access! hatred to a genuine, albeit R-rated movies, especially and click on dysfunctional, love. I comedies, to scatter Log on to Login Help at the top of was especially struck by f-bombs indiscriminately the main page to get started to try to get a cheap laugh, Jennifer Aniston, playing or call customer service at but I rarely felt that “We’re an edgier, funnier character The Star THE NEWS SUN THE HERALD REPUBLICAN 1-800-717-4679 than the typical sweetheart The Millers” did that. It

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‘Pippin’ couple juggle parenthood, Broadway NEW YORK (AP) — It’s good to report that the marriage between Terrence Mann and Charlotte d’Amboise is strong as ever, despite the fact that he throws knives at her eight times a week. Both are appearing in the hit Broadway musical “Pippin” — playing, what else, husband and wife — and the revival requires both to explore circus tricks. Mann chose to toss knives at his wife. “Are we working anything out emotionally? Like is this our therapy?” asks the veteran actor with a laugh. He shoots an adoring look at his wife. “Absolutely.” The show marks the first time in about a dozen years that they’ve shared the same stage, he as the manic king and father to the unsettled prince Pippin and she as a sexy stepmother. “One of us to be in a hit show is pretty amazing,” says Mann. “For two of us, you just have to stand back and say, ‘Thank you.’” His wife agrees: “I thank God we did it. I’m thrilled.” Director Diane Paulus has transformed the beloved tale of self-discovery by fusing it with circus elements — think fire jugglers, teeterboards, knife-throwing and contortionists. Mann, who learned some circus tricks years ago starring in “Barnum,” considered sawing his wife in half and she pondered being shot out of a cannon before they both landed on knife-throwing. (Relax, she’s never in danger.) Mann and d’Amboise, who met in 1983 during the original production of “Cats,” are proof that show business marriages can work. They have five Tony Award nominations between them and they’re raising two daughters in Harlem. For d’Amboise, her initial fear was less about getting impaled by her husband than the consequence of sharing her workplace with him.

Romance needs a little space, she thought. “I worried about that a lot when we first got cast. I remember thinking, ‘We’re going to spend too much time together. It’ll just be too much. We’re going to have nothing to talk about,’” she says. Mann waves that fear away. “We don’t have anything to talk about anyway, except our children,” he says, laughing. As if parenting pre-teens and juggling two Broadway roles isn’t enough, Mann and d’Amboise are also co-founders of an intensive summer musical theater program for students ages 12-18. Called Triple Arts — for the trio of acting, singing and dancing skills needed on Broadway — the program, which ends Friday, taught more than 30 kids over two weeks. They learned to perform the song “When I Grow Up” from “Matilda the Musical” and “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile” from “Annie.” During a visit last week to the program’s home at the National Dance Institute, Mann and d’Amboise — aided by four full-time instructors and some guest teachers — watched like hawks as the children performed complicated choreography. “Quiet! Here we go,” d’Amboise yelled. “Three, four five! Perfect.” The course, which costs $1,500 and is on a first-come, first-served basis, benefits from the founders’ connections. Students this summer learned the famously difficult Manson Trio dance in “Pippin” from one of the actual Broadway dancers. “It’s vocabulary that they’re not going to get in their normal matriculation through dance schools or summer programs,” says Mann, 62. One of their alumna is Ariana deBose, who now plays Mary Wilson in “Motown the Musical” on Broadway.

D’Amboise, 49, who comes from a family of dancers and whose credits include playing Roxie Hart in “Chicago” and Cassie in “A Chorus Line,” says the program’s focus on all three skills is its strength. “Truthfully, I would have loved it if someone forced me to sing. I was a dancer’s dancer,” she says. “So we make everyone do everything. The dancers are singing.” Mann and d’Amboise are just the latest husbandand-wife team to perform together on Broadway. There’s also Boyd Gaines and Kathleen McNenny, Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley, and Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel, to name just three. (Mann and d’Amboise aren’t even the only married pair onstage in “Pippin”: There are two other couples among the acrobats.) And this fall, real-life husband and wife Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz are to play an adulterous stage couple in a Broadway production of Harold Pinter’s “Betrayal.” D’Amboise says that while she may have been a touch competitive with her more-established husband when they first started dating, the years have softened her edge. “Oh my, gosh. We’re so past that. Twenty-four years later and two kids later, I’ve literally failed a million times in front of him or succeeded a million times,” she says. “Now it’s actually great. Our relationship is always helpful. There’s always advice. ‘This works’ or ‘That works.’” For his part, Mann says he’s found a surefire system to keep harmony at home even when his wife has a nightly critique of his work. “She has copious notes for me, even in my performance in ‘Pippin.’ And I just tell her she’s brilliant. It works out perfectly.” D’Amboise nods. “It really works well,” she says, smiling.

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Wright — 65th Milton and Doris (Taylor) Wright of Fremont recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. The couple were married Aug. 15, 1948, in the United Brethren Church in Munson, Mich., by the Rev. Walter Sommers. The couple have eight children, Tina Godette of Naples, Fla.; Dr. Keith and Kathleen Baker of Hillsdale, Mich.; Jeff and Sally Sherman of Crooked Lake; Don and Joni Hunt of Jimmerson Lake and James Wright of Florida; 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. They also have three children who are deceased.


Grant – 50th William and Billie (Crothers) Grant of LaGrange celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 16. The couple were married Aug. 16, 1963, in Avilla. Mr. Grant worked in medical research and retired in 2005 as health administrator at the LaGrange County Health Department. Mrs. Grant works in retail sales. They have three children and their spouses, Tyler and Melodee Grant of Delano, Minn., Amy and Gary Grogg of LaGrange, and Brent and Emily Grant of Gainsville, Ga. They also have seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.


Gausmann — 50th Vinson — 50th Jerome ‘‘Jerry’’ and Carolyn K. (Fogle) Vinson of St. Joe celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 17. They were married Aug. 17, 1963, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Auburn while Jerry was home on leave from the U.S. Navy. They have three children and their spouses, Jeffery (Dana) Vinson and Curtus (Brenda) Vinson, all of St. Joe, and Lisa (Scott) Carey of Wesley Chapel, Fla. They also have eight grandchildren. Mr. Vinson retired from B.F. Goodrich in 1994 after 30 years of service. Mrs. Vinson retired in 1996 after 20 years of service at Ralph Sechler & Sons. A surprise anniversary celebration took place July 6.

Walter Andrew and Anna Mae (Geiger) Gausmann of Diamond Lake, Wawaka, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple were married Aug. 10, 1963, in the Cosperville Baptist Church. Mr. Gausmann retired from the Social Studies Department at Central Noble High School with 32 years service. Mrs. Gausmann retired from the Family Consumer and Science Department with 30 years of service. They have two children, MaeLynn and Chad Neely of Fort Wayne and Dr. Robert and Melissa Gausmann of Columbus. They also have five grandchildren. The couple were joined by their family to celebrate at a dinner/theater and weekend events in the community.

Crist — 50th Tom and Shirley (Clouse) Crist of Rome City celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 17. The couple were married Aug. 17, 1963, in the First E.U.B. Church in Fort Wayne. Mr. Crist retired in 2001 as East Noble athletic director after 26 years of service. He then worked seven years as a sales executive at ABC/NBC in Fort Wayne and is currently marketing director at Noble Hawk Golf Links. Mrs. Crist retired from Flint & Walling after 28 years as human resources manager. The couple have a son and daughter-in-law, Brent and Stacy Crist of Fort Wayne, and two grandchildren. The Crists plan a Southern Caribbean cruise with their family at Thanksgiving.

Smith — 50th Ron and Donna Smith of Pleasant Lake will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple were married Aug. 24, 1963, at the Hamilton Wesleyan Church. Mr. Smith was a social studies teacher at the Hamilton Community Schools, as well as athletic director and a drivers’ education instructor. Mrs. Smith is a retired nurse and is a homemaker. The couple have three children, Neysa Smith of Buckeye, Ariz., Lynne (Chris) Meyer of Pleasant Lake and the late Aaron Smith. They also have two grandchildren. An open house celebrating the occasion will be held at the Pleasant Lake Mennonite Church fellowship room on Old U.S. 27 on Aug. 24, from 2-6 p.m.

Wessel — 50th Roger and Barbara Wessel of Auburn celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 10. They were married in 1963 in Auburn. They are retired and now work for America Bonding Company. They have three children, Bethany Wessel, Fred and Christy Wessel and Babette Wessel and Scott Messer, all of Auburn. They also have five grandchildren. They will celebrate with an Alaskan cruise given by their family.

Jenna Hayes of Kendallville and James Garrett of Brimfield plan to be married Sept. 28 in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Dan and Linette Hayes of Kendallville. She received an associate degree in elementary education from Ivy Tech Community College. She is a preschool teacher at Pine Hills Learning Center in Fort Wayne. Her fiance is the son of Jack and Marcia Garrett of Brimfield. He is a graduate of East Noble High School and is a corporal in the United State Marine Corps Reserves. He is employed at Guardian Automotive.

Norm and Anita Gajewski of Lake James celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family vacation to Gatlinburg, Tenn. The couple were married July 20, 1963, at St. Patrick’s Church in Toledo, Ohio. Mr. Gajewski is retired and Mrs. Gajewski is employed as a tax preparer and financial adviser. The couple’s children are, Susan and David Ogden of San Antonio, Texas, Dale and Sherry Gajewski of Fort Wayne, Jan and Brian Miller of Angola, Alan and Heather Gajewski of Waterford, Mich., and Sara and Matthew Gettman of Rochester, Minn. They also have 18 grandchildren.

Patton — 50th Jim and Shirley (Croy) Patton of Auburn celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 15. They were married Aug. 15, 1963, at the Auburn Missionary Church. Mr. Patton is retired from the DeKalb County Highway Department and Mrs. Patton is retired from Dana Corp.

Young — 40th Eberhart — 45th Galen and Eileen Eberhart of Auburn are celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary today. They were married Aug. 18, 1968, in East Union Christian Church, Hamilton. Mr. Eberhart retired from REMC with 27 years of service and recently retired as director of DeKalb County Economic Development Partnership. Mrs. Eberhart is a retired pharmacy technician. The have two children and their spouses, Garth and Carol Eberhart of Fishers and Heidi and Todd Darley of Columbia City. They have four grandchildren. The couple will celebrate with a trip to Oregon and California.

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Patrick and Kathy (Hasselman) Young of Kendallville will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Aug. 19. The couple were married Aug. 19, 1973, in Zion Lutheran Church, West Fairfield, Corunna, by the Rev. Eugene Gunther. They own and operate Young Family Funeral Homes of Kendallville and Wolcottville. They have two children and their spouses, Adam and Stephanie Young of Millersburg and Beth and Donald Mosley of Kendallville. They also have six grandchildren.

Imel, Troyer Kimberly Troyer and Rodney Imel, both of Fort Wayne, plan to marry Sept. 7 in Blue Ridge, Ga. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Eugene and Julie Troyer of Ashley. Her fiance is the son of Ron and Sue Imel of Fort Wayne.

Travel Briefs • Voodoo Fest drawing bands NEW ORLEANS (AP) — British rock band The Cure is the latest addition to the lineup for the 2013 Voodoo Fest, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary. The upcoming performance marks the band’s Voodoo festival debut and their first appearance in New Orleans since 2000. The Cure joins a bill led by Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, Calvin Harris, Bassnectar, Paramore and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. The festival will be held Nov. 1-3 in New Orleans’ City Park.

Millions still flocking to Florida TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — State officials say Florida tourism is booming,

with 23.4 million visitors coming to the state in the second quarter of 2013. According to Visit Florida, the state’s official marketing arm, there was an increase of visitors by 2.6 percent over the same period in 2012. Officials say that the second quarter of 2012 — April to June — is the largest second quarter for tourist visits in the state’s history.

Ferry may depart Yarmouth for U.S. YARMOUTH, Nova Scotia (AP) — The Nova Scotia government is negotiating with a Maine-based company to run a ferry service between Portland and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, with a goal of restoring a ferry service that ended almost four years ago, officials said Tuesday. Economic Development

Minister Graham Steele said STM Quest Incorporated was selected to set up and run the ferry service. STM Quest is a joint venture featuring Eliot, Maine-based Quest Navigation Inc., Miami-based International Shipping Partners and Singapore-based ST Marine. The province was criticized after cutting subsidies, causing high-speed ferry service to be discontinued in December 2009. It’s now offering $21 million over seven years to help get service re-established. Steele said the government was never opposed to supporting a ferry service to Yarmouth. “We’ve said all along that the province would support a ferry with the right business model and the right partners,” he said. “We are very close to having a ferry service.’’




10 Tips for Perfect Grilling




Grilled Ribeye Steak with Chimichurri Salsa


Serves 4

he next time you fire up the grill, give your taste buds a thrill with recipes that are inspired by some of the best cuisines from around the world. These recipes from Omaha Steaks will take you on a culinary adventure right in your own backyard. Sweet and spicy Korean, zesty South American and bold Mediterranean flavors make perfectly grilled steak even better. You can find more adventurous recipes at

• 4 Omaha Steaks Ribeye Steaks • Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste • 1 cup Chimichurri Salsa (see recipe) • 4 cilantro sprigs Begin by thawing steaks. Then season and grill to desired doneness. Top each steak generously with Chimichurri Salsa. Garnish each steak with one cilantro sprig.

CHIMICHURRI SALSA Makes 1 cup • 1/2 cup green onions, minced • 2 teaspoon fresh

oregano, minced • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, minced • 1/4 cup cilantro, minced • 1 tablespoon jalapeño, minced • 2 teaspoons fresh garlic, minced • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar • 1/2 lime, juiced • Combine all ingredients and mix well.

To help you get the perfect steaks every time, follow these simple tips from the experts at Omaha Steaks: 1. Clean and preheat grill on high. 2. Lightly oil everything before putting it on the grill. This helps the searing process and prevents sticking. 3. Season food before grilling. 4. Sear the outside of steaks when grilling. This helps with the flavor and juiciness. 5. Use tongs or a spatula to turn meat on the grill. Using a fork can damage the meat. 6. Cover grill as much as possible during the grilling process. This helps to lock in the grilled flavor and will help prevent flare-ups. 7. Keep a spray bottle with water handy to douse any unexpected flare-ups. 8. Use the 60/40 grilling method. Grill for 60 percent of the time on the first side, then grill 40 percent of the time after turning over the food. This will make sure your food is evenly cooked. 9. Place cooked food on a clean plate. Never place cooked food on the plate you used to transport the raw food to the grill without thoroughly washing it first. 10. Allow foods to “rest” for 5 minutes between cooking and eating. This will help them retain moisture when you cut into them. To get your grill time just right, download SteakTime, Omaha Steaks’ free app with an innovative grill timer, at

Korean Barbecue Beef Tenderloin with Stir-Fried Bok Choy Serves 6 to 8 • 1 3-pound Omaha Steaks Tenderloin Roast • 2 cups Korean Barbecue Marinade (see recipe) • 1/4 cup Omaha Steaks Private Reserve American Steak Rub • 1 pound Stir-Fried Bok Choy (see recipe) • 1 14-ounce bottle Korean barbecue sauce • 6 to 8 cilantro sprigs • 1 teaspoon black sesame seeds • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds Begin by completely thawing tenderloin. It will take 2 days in refrigerator or 1 hour in a sink full of cold water.

Mediterranean Sirloin Skewers

Mediterranean Steak Marinade

Serves 4 to 6 • 2 pounds Omaha Steaks Sirloin Tips • 1 cup Mediterranean Steak Marinade • 4 to 6 skewers

Makes 1 cup • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil • 2 teaspoons sea salt • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice • 2 tablespoons fresh garlic cloves, chopped • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped • 1/4 cup California chardonnay wine

Remove tenderloin from plastic, and place in a large resealable bag with Korean Barbecue Marinade. Marinate overnight in refrigerator.

Combine all ingredients and mix well.

Remove tenderloin from oven, let rest 15 minutes. Slice and serve. Garnish with cilantro and a mixture of sesame seeds.

Thaw sirloin tips. Prepare Mediterranean Steak Marinade. Drain sirloin tips and place in a resealable bag with marinade. Marinate sirloin tips in refrigerator for at least 8 hours or overnight. Agitate bag periodically to ensure marinade is well combined with the sirloin tips. Preheat grill on high. Thread sirloin tips onto skewers. Grill for 4 to 5 minutes on each side. Serve over couscous, pasta, salad or rice.

Remove tenderloin from marinade, and season with steak rub. Sear tenderloin on all sides on a pre-heated grill. Place in a 250°F oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until the internal temperature is 125°F for medium rare. With 15 minutes remaining, prepare the bok choy and heat Korean barbecue sauce.

Korean Barbecue Marinade Makes 2 cups • 1 tablespoon sesame oil • 2 tablespoons garlic, finely chopped • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced • 1 cup canned pear juice • 1/2 cup soy sauce • 2 tablespoons brown sugar • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper Place sesame oil in a thick bottom pot and add garlic and ginger. Place pot on a medium burner and add the rest of ingredients and slowly bring to a boil. Bring heat down to a simmer and cook while stirring for approximately 5 minutes. Remove sauce from heat and refrigerate for up to one week.

Stir-Fried Bok Choy • • • • •

1 tablespoon canola oil 1 pound bok choy, chopped 1/3 cup Korean barbecue sauce 1 tablespoon sesame oil Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

In a wok, briefly heat canola oil. Add bok choy and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add Korean barbecue sauce and sesame oil to wok and mix well. Serve while hot.






exquisite exterior.

Stunning Craftsman has open plan EPLANS.COM

Here is a gorgeous Craftsman home that is ready to entertain. Youíll love the unique step ceiling in the formal dining room. Ahead, natural light fills the great room through the wall of windows. The adjacent kitchen is defined by columns and features an angled island with extra seating for guests. Sip your coffee in the sunroom or on the adjoining deck. The main-floor master suite is located to the left of the great room and features a step ceiling, spacious walk-in closet, and roomy bath. Two additional bedrooms and a very large bonus room are found on the second floor. A three-stall garage completes the home. To build this home, you can order a complete set of construction documents by calling toll-free 866-772-1013 or visiting Enter the design number to locate the plan and view more images and details. At HouseOfTheWeek, you can view previously featured plans, browse other specialty collections, or use our search filters to help you find exactly what you want from over 28,000 home designs. Most plans can be customized to suit your lifestyle.

Details: Plan HOTW130022 BEDROOMS: 3 BATHS: 2 MAIN LEVEL: 2,180 sq. ft.

SECOND LEVEL: 631 sq. ft.

BONUS SPACE: 406 sq. ft.

DIMENSIONS: 85’ 8” x 72’ 4”



Unfinished Basement

2,811 sq. ft.


Remove old patio before adding new room


A gracefully curving roofline, copper barrel dormer roof, angled garage, and wooden pillars combine to form this

The kitchen is the heart of the open layout, with room for everyone to hang out at the wide island. See images of the plan online at HouseOfTheWeek

Q. I have an existing rear patio. Can I turn that into a screen porch or room with a roof? Robert from Clear Lake A. Robert, a concrete patio is a great place to gather outdoors when it is fair weather but sometimes it’s too hot or sunny to enjoy or you get driven back indoors when the sun goes down and the bugs come out. A screened room expands dramatically the time you can spend outdoors since it provides shade when the sun is too much. And, of course, screening prevents getting attacked by those pesky mosquitoes. In our area SQUARE and especially CORNERS around the lake areas horse flies Jeff Deahl and mosquitoes can be a real nuisance. First of all is your patio the shape and size of your desired screen room? In most cases it’s too small or too big and probably is not in the ideal location for a proper roof considering attachment to your existing homes roof. The patio is probably at a different height than your houses floor so a step would be required and a non-standard wall height is needed to align fascias and soffit with your existing home which can be important to making your project appealing and look right. A good design is essential to making your addition an appreciating element to your home. Your primary problem, though, is that most exterior patios do not contain an actual frost footing that would be required of any addition directly attached to your home. A frost footing is the concrete foundation that is at least 36 inches deep to prevent movement in the winter time of the foundation. You can dig down along your existing patio to see whether the foundation is that deep. In most cases, the patio is simply poured concrete slab that has an expansion joint to allow movement where it attaches to your home. Removal of the patio is the typical procedure, a minor expense to adding a screen room or addition to your existing home for lasting enjoyment and value.

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

High-end vintage swimsuits prized by collectors I was one of those kids who are often called “a fish.” You know the type — a pint-sized 4-year-old who could swim like a champ and would rather spend all day playing underwater in a swimming pool or at the beach than doing anything else. That was me — in the water all summer long. My mom nearly drowned as a teenager and while she never learned to swim herself, she was adamant about giving me and my sisters swimming lessons. To her credit, we are all excellent swimmers today. My swimming abilities even helped pay for school. I swam competitively through my teens and early 20s and today, I enjoy swimming as a favorite form of exercise. It follows that investigating the history of the bathing suit is a topic of interest. It brings back happy memories of days at swim team practice and now relates to my work evaluating vintage objects. In the early years of the 20th century, there were strict laws that required women to be fully

clothed when taking a swim. The bathing suit requirements of the day included a non-form fitting costume that consisted of a dress, pantaloons, cap and shoes. Most women obliged and frolicked in the waves in full length swimming attire while others took their chances with a more revealing suit. ART & bathing Most woolen ANTIQUES — woolen as in wool — swimsuits of the Dr. Lori early decades of the 1900s were basic black. All of that changed in the summer of 1905 when an Australian swimmer, Annette Kellerman, announced her desire to become the first woman to swim the English Channel. She attempted the feat amid controversy over her bathing suit. Kellerman sparked


This Baywatch bathing suit could command a high price.

an international stir when she was arrested for wearing a one-piece woolen swimming suit. She omitted the pantaloons, cap and shoes and started a tidal wave of talk.

Obscenity laws aside, Kellerman started a swimsuit revolution. By the 1920s-30s, bright colors, synthetic fabrics and a more feminine shape emerged in the style of swimsuits. The famous Jantzen swim suit manufacturing firm made the diving girl logo a beach blanket image and everything from billboards to bumper stickers donned the famous logo. In the 1940s, convertible straps which could be unfastened were introduced in part to prevent tan lines. Today, vintage swimsuits bring high values on the vintage couture market. High-end swim suits from the 1950s like those designed by Christian Dior command $1,000 to $2,000 while more mainstream brands like Catalina dating to the mid 1900s are worth $50 to $350 per suit. The 1950s emphasized the hourglass figure with a “bubble suit” featuring cotton material and low cut top. The 1960s swimsuits saw an interest in showing off the midriff, too. Two piece polyester bathing suits of the era were still conservative and covered up one’s belly

button. By the 1970s, swim suits were a far cry from the cover-up everything style bathing suits of the early 1960s. Later, Speedo swimsuits from the 1980s featured Lycra materials and straightforward styles. On the market, vintage swim suits in good condition always bring interest from collectors and celebrity suits are all the rage. A prominent example of the interest in the vintage swim suit market is celebrity suits. For instance, Pamela Anderson’s one piece red Speedo lifeguard bathing suit from her starring role on the widely popular hit TV show, Bay Watch, recently sold for $275. DR. LORI VERDERAME (“Dr. Lori”), a Ph.D. antiques appraiser, author, and award-winning TV personality, presents antique appraisal events nationwide. Dr. Lori is the star appraiser on the hit TV show, Auction Kings on Discovery channel. For information about your antiques, visit, DoctorLori or call 888-431-1010.








Motivated seller. Beautifully maintained home. New roof in May. New boiler heating system installed in 2011. Open kitchen, huge living room with fireplace. Extra details were added to the landscaped yard. Heated two-car garage with large lot. Large back yard.

This freshly updated, three-bedroom, two-story home in Arvada Hills has a main floor utility room, an attached two-car garage. The tile, carpeting and paint are new. There was a new roof in 2013 along with the landscaping. There are contemporary colors. This is a mustsee property.

Beautifully maintained home outside Howe

Two-story home in Arvada Hills

ADDRESS: 0595 E. C.R. 700N, LaGrange

HEATING: Gas natural hot water heat

ADDRESS: 2118 Hacienda Drive, Kendallville

HEATING: Natural gas forced-air





SIZE: 1,540 square feet

STYLE: Ranch

SIZE: 1,059 square feet

STYLE: Contemporary


GARAGE: Two-car attached


GARAGE: Two-car attached


SCHOOLS: Lakeland School Corp.

BATHROOMS: One-and-half

SCHOOLS: East Noble School Corp.

PRICE: $106,900

DIRECTIONS: S.R. 9 north to C.R. 700N. East to property.

PRICE: $89,900

DIRECTIONS: U.S. 6 to Allen Chapel Road, north to Cortez, east to Granada, south to Hacienda.



Dale Kuzniar

Lewis & Lambright, Inc.

(260) 854-2800 (260) 336-0377

112 N. Detroit St. LaGrange, IN


Realtor: Denise Scott E IC







228 E. Lakeview Dr., Wawaka

Totally remodeled and updated 2 BR year-round home or summer cottage. Home comes completely furnished. Open concept. Maintenance-free exterior. Excellent location. 4-lake all-sport chain to wakeboard, pontoon, fish, swim and more. Still plenty of time to enjoy lake season! $86,900. MLS#9004495.

260-349-3437 Bob Kelley

N > Noble

W > Whitley

S > Steuben

K > Kosciusko

L > LaGrange

M > Michigan

E > Elkhart

O > Ohio




308 S. Oak Street, Kendallville

2-story with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Large kitchen, appliances stay. Woodwork throughout, original wood doors and hardware. Window treatments. Freezer in basement. Nice laundry/mud room entry from back door. Roof is 15 years old. Garage has newer garage door with alley access. Close to shopping and schools. $115,000.

Amber Moss

Amber Moss



202 E. Harcourt Rd., Suite D, Angola

A > Allen



527 Diamond Street, Kendallville

Large 4 bedroom home with woodwork and stained glass windows. New floors, ceiling fans and fixtures throughout. Waterproof basement and large covered front porch. The backyard has a nice patio and a pond. Close to schools and park. Appliances stay. $114,900.

D > DeKalb












Dale Kuzniar


Dale Kuzniar





1580 North Shore Dr., Rome City

Sylvan lake front brick ranch home. 2 BR, 1 BA, partial basement w/a back lot w/a 2-car detached garage. Open concept layout with terrific lake views. Newer windows and appliances included. Nice neighborhood, outstanding lake. $169,500. MLS#9004085.



1099 E 700 S, Westler Lake, Wolcottville

Westler lake front. 3 BR, 2 BA ranch-style home located on the 5-lake Indian Chain of Lakes. Open floor plan w/split living floor plan. Wrap-around deck. Move-in condition. Finished, attached, 2-car garage and a 720 SF 2-story pole barn for storage. 290 ft. of lake frontage. $239,900. MLS#9005628.











2023 Jonathan St., Kendallville

Live the way you’d like in this immaculate contemporary beauty. Cathedral ceilings and great architectural lines describe the great room with gas fireplace. Roomy dining and kitchen with breakfast bar and walk-in pantry. Master suite on the main floor for ease and privacy. Master bath and walk-in closet complete the “suite,” 3 additional BR, 2-1/2 BA, lots of storage and large covered deck. $183,900. MLS#9003105.



The Hess Team

202 E. Harcourt Rd., Suite D, Angola

Ligonier 2 bedroom home with full basement. Attached garage. Immediate possession. Easy to show. Call for your appointment. $29,500

200 N. Main St., Wolcottville


Open Homes

Don’t miss your opportunity to check out this outstanding landscaped 2-story home. 3 BR professionally painted, new flooring, new carpet, newer windows and much more. MLS#201305607 $113,000.

Hosted By: Amy Phan


3 bedroom, 2 bath home on a double lakefront lot. 24x40 garage, 14x28 sunroom. Updated kitchen. $319,000. DIRECTIONS: SR 9 to Northport, east to CR 400 E, south to North Shore Drive, west to property.

Beautiful home in Orchard Place subdivision. 3 BR, 2 BA, nice sized living room with a gas fireplace, generous closet space, eat-in kitchen. MLS#9005043. $125,900. DIRECTIONS: US 6 west to Orchard Place, south to Granny Smith Pl., west to home

Hosted By: Jerry Orr


Downtown Hamilton


Hosted By: Steve Kirkpatrick Proud To Be Your Hometown Real Estate Company

Open the door for WOW! This 3 spacious bedroom, 2 full bath ranch will surprise you. Open floor plan, wired for surround-sound, beautifully landscaped & oversized garage. $174,900. MLS#201307741. DIRECTIONS: Take US 6 west, turn left onto Kammerer Rd., turns into E. Kammerer Rd., turn right on Laramie Trace, property on right.

Hosted By: Andy Zoda

Hosted By: Renee Cox






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

Sievers Builders LLC

(260) 668-4458

Custom Built Homes Come See The Difference



E US M HO-3 P EN . 1 OP UN S

Beautiful 4 BR, 3-1/2 BA on large lot. Baby Mountain Village. Great views across the countryside. Geothermal. Full finished walk-out basement. $239,900. DIRECTIONS: North on Riley Rd. to Lakeside at Baby Mountain Village, right to Lake Bluff Dr., left to property.

Hosted By: Louise Stangland Proud To Be Your Hometown Real Estate Company


OP E 1- N SU 3 P ND M AY


SU OPE ND N AY HO 1-3 USE PM 62’ LAKEFRONT! Open concept is perfect for entertaining! 3 bedrooms/2 baths great room features a wall of windows. Large rec room walks out to deck or patio area. Reduced $325,900. MLS#201303639. DIRECTIONS: Northport Rd. to Spring Beach.


Location, location, location... includes 150’ of lake front on private dawn to dusk all sports lake (Barbara Lake) - 1.6 acres of beautiful rolling lawn, home has 3 full baths with lake side walk-out basement & 3-car attached garage. MLS#9005504 $169,900 DIRECTIONS: 3 miles south of Albion on State Road 9 to Herron Drive, west to property on left.

Hosted By: Gregg Pyle

260-316-5315 610 SPRING BEACH, ROME CITY N


O SU PEN N. H 1- OU 3P S M E




Well-maintained 5 BR, 3.5 BA home that you will fall in love with as soon as you walk in the beautiful entry. Kitchen features new countertop and backsplash with a breakfast nook and open to large family room with fireplace and oak built-ins. $284,900. MLS#9004646. DIRECTIONS: SR 3 north to Angling Rd. to 800 N to property.

260-347-5176 Terri Deming







This is a picture-perfect, year-round lake cottage. The home sits on three lots and has everything you need for lake living. The front patio overlooks the lake and is partially shaded. There are new windows, siding, plumbing, wiring, a gas furnace and a metal roof. The main bath has lots of storage and a walk-in shower. A landing upstairs serves as a bedroom and a sitting area. The large bedroom upstairs has a large, walk-in closet. An original, pink 1950s built-in stove and oven, along with a pink sink, are in the kitchen. It is retro with a real modern twist. New cabinets and a wine rack will keep the cook happy. The dining area separates the kitchen and living area. A computer area and extra storage are conveniently located here, too. The sunset views are amazing, and the home will really impress you.


This 4,400-square-foot executive dream home with 23 1/2 acres has four bedrooms and three baths. There is a lighted driveway, an inviting grand foyer, along with a spacious kitchen and lovely dining room. The master suite has double sinks, jacuzzi tub, separate shower and walkin closet. The two bedrooms, full bath and awesome laundry room/ mudroom complete the main floor. The family room has a gas fireplace and is in a perfect sitting area. There is a wet bar, pool area and a mother-in-law suite set up in basement. There is an entertainment room and enough space for an exercise room.

Exquisite, high-end home in country

Year-round home is a gem

ADDRESS: 6022 E. C.R. 1200N-57, Wolcottville

YEAR BUILT: 1999 HEATING: Gas propane


ADDRESS: 600 Lane 120, Hamilton Lake,




SIZE: 4,400 square feet


SIZE: 1,336 square feet


GARAGE: Two-car



SCHOOLS: East Noble School Corp.

BATHROOMS: One-and-a-half

PRICE: $389,500

DIRECTIONS: S.R. 3 north of Kendallville to

PRICE: $210,000

HEATING: Gas propane forced-air CENTRAL AIR: Yes STYLE: Single-family GARAGE: Carport SCHOOLS: Hamilton Community Schools

C.R. 1200N west to property

DIRECTIONS: From downtown Hamilton, go north on S.R. 1, left into Cold Springs, left at hotel to property.



Lisa Furniss Downtown Hamilton

Michelle Eggering

(260) 318-4418 (260) 347-4206


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

Background In reviewing this section, it is necessary to establish standards for the proper use of the electrical system. In order for the electrical system to perform properly, it is important that it be used in the manner for which it was designed and for it to be installed by a licensed electrical contractor. For this reason, recognized electrical codes have established that ground fault current interrupters of GFCI protection are required at all sink areas (kitchen, wet bar, bathroom vanities), garages, unfinished basements and exterior outlets at ground level. Appliances using large amounts of current, such as freezers and refrigerators should not be connected to these outlets. Use appropriate light bulb wattages and amount of electrical motor equipment for each household circuit. Exceeding the capacity of a circuit may cause circuit breakers to trip. This tripping should not be viewed as a nuisance, but a warning that the circuit is overloaded.

FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure that the circuits are not overloaded. If a service call to repair an electrical problem reveals that the problem is due to overloading by the owner, the owner should pay for the service charge and any subsequent expenses. The electrical system has been installed by a licensed electrician in accordance with all applicable codes. The codes are in place to ensure a safe operating electrical system for normal residential use. The electrical system is a major part of your new home and, for safety purposes, it is vital to have a good understanding of its components.

Fuse blows or circuit breaker trips. STANDARD: Fuses and circuit breakers should not blow or trip with normal usage, except in the case of GFCI outlets which are susceptible to moisture and/or

Fall vegetable gardens

weather conditions. BUILDER’S RESPONSIBILITY: The builder will repair the wiring if it is not in conformity with local electrical code requirements. If problem is due to owner’s equipment or misuse, the owner should pay for the service charge.

Ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) trips frequently. STANDARD: Ground fault interrupters (GFCI) are safety devices installed as part of the electrical system to provide protection against electrical shock. These sensitive devices can be tripped very easily and is not a defect unless due to faulty installation. BUILDER’S RESPONSIBILITY: The builder will install ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI) in accordance with applicable electrical codes. Tripping is to be expected and is not covered unless it is caused by defective installation or device. If problem is due to owner equipment or misuse, the owner should pay for the service charge and related cost. For more information about the Quality Assurance Builder Standards, contact the Builders Association of Northeast Indiana at 877-665-8921 for a list of builders who belong to the association and agree to adhere to the Quality Assurance Builder Standards.

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Cooler weather, avoiding most weeds and insects that have come and gone are some of the advantages of planting a fall vegetable garden. Some veggies prefer and grow best in the cooler weather of fall such as kale, cabbage, beets, carrots and lettuce. Late summer is the time to get these “cool season” plants growing. When choosing what to plant you need to consider how much time you have until the first expected hard frost and the days to maturity of each crop. There are some vegetables such as lettuce, carrots and beets that can be harvested young. Some vegetables can withstand light frosts. Keep in mind when choosing seeds that some cultivars differ in their days to maturity, therefore, look for those that offer the least days. Some vegetables that can withstand light frosts are broccoli, carrots, spinach, turnips and cauliflower. Those that can shiver through a hard frost are beets, green onions, peas, radishes and brussel sprouts. Plant garlic after the first frost, but two to four weeks before the first heavy frost and shallots after the first frost for harvest the following

summer. This planting schedule helps to avoid excessive top growth that will only be killed off by the cold. When planting your fall vegetable garden keep in mind that you need to rotate the crops. Don’t plant a veggie in the same part of the garden where it been KNOWLEDGE has in the last TO GROW couple of years. This will help Karen Weiland to ensure best growth and avoidance of pests and diseases. A way to extend the growing season is to use a cold frame. This can be as easy as making a frame around plants with straw bales and topping it off with an old window. Keep in mind that if your cold frame is not automatically vented the “lid” will need to be moved on hot days so that the plants will not become overheated. Also, the plants in a cold frame will not

be exposed to rain, so check it often for watering needs. On a side note, it is time to start thinking about building the nutrient levels in your garden soil over the winter. Sowing cover crops like Winter rye or Dutch white clover this fall will increase the organic matter in your soil after they are tilled under next spring. Trees, shrubs and perennials are on sale this time of year and late summer into early fall is a prime time to plant. Get them into the ground soon so the roots have time to expand. Top them off with two inches of mulch. This will help with the heaving that can occur with the freeze and thaw cycle of the winter season. As always, happy gardening! More information about gardening and related subjects is available online at hort. The Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service can be reached at 499-6334 in LaGrange County, 636-2111 in Noble County, 925-2562 in DeKalb County and 668-1000 in Steuben County, KAREN WEILAND is a Master Gardener.

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200 S. Britton, Garrett

Modern meets tradition in this lovely updated home. A complete renovation from top to bottom. Cozy enclosed porch perfect for a morning coffee or to catch up with an old friend. Natural light graces the beautiful dining room, the hardwood floors remind you that you are in a well-built home from a time gone by. The kitchen was a complete transformation down to the studs. 3 BR, 2 BA make this house a home. Home was completely rewired & replumbed. #9005061 $74,900.

260-318-4118 Michelle Eggering


Very desirable northern Auburn neighborhood. In-ground heated swimming pool with professional landscaping and privacy fence - feels like you’re in a resort!! One owner home - must sell due to health reasons. Call now for showing. $138,000.

For Sale By Owner


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CONTACT BUTLER MILL SERVICE CO. Located at the Steel Dynamics, Inc. steel mill in Butler, Indiana

Dan Nellessen, Sales & Marketing 219.405.2588




Fall decor forecast: eclectic, with personality THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

The era of specific decor trends is on the wane. Rooms full of traditional or modern furniture have been replaced by a more eclectic sensibility, interior decorators and designers agree. Mid-century sofas on a Swedish-country, flat-weave rug. Vintage lighting and a concrete coffee table. An antique Indian sari coverlet on a sleek, lacquered bed frame. Mixing and matching has become a trend in itself. And this trend’s more liberating than limiting. “The look is about combining decorative elements and mementos from your personal history — the places you’ve been, where you’re at and where you’re going — and arranging them artfully to create a stylish, beautiful, lived-in space,” says New York interior designer Elaine Griffin. The explosion of inspirational media has helped drive the shift, she thinks; amateur decorators now get ideas and confidence from design blogs, TV shows and shelter magazines. “Homeowners are at last masters of their own ships,” says Griffin. “We’ve revolutionized the term ‘eclectic’ as a design style.” If you’re updating a room this fall, here’s a sampler of ideas to get the creative wheels turning:

Sizing things up (or down) At the International Contemporary Furniture Fair this spring in New York, which presented a first look at what retailers will be offering for fall, designers were playing with scale, in lighting particularly. California lighting company Cerno showed Silva Giant, a 7-foot-tall floor lamp with a slanted walnut base and barrel shade. The company’s Valeo model had a crane-like walnut base that extended 9 feet, with an aluminum rod suspending a large linen shade. Despite its size, the fixture seemed to frame the space rather than loom over it. (olighting. com ) Moooi’s Raimond chandelier was a sphere of LED lights that evoked a fireworks burst, while MioCulture showed whimsical, glowing LED-lit, floor-lamp cones. Tango Lighting’s Memory Floor Light has a 3-foot black,


Pottery Barn’s Agatha bedding set comes in a blue or red colorway. Paisleys and other rich patterns are popular in textiles for fall 2013. AP

brown or white shade with a choice of dramatic interior colors. (; Big was big, but the show also featured lighting that occupied as little space as possible. Patrick Townsend’s SuperString series played with naturally occurring patterns in science and astronomy. CP Lighting showed its new Growth collection of brushed aluminum branch-like fixtures. (patricktownsend. com; Retailers will also be offering slivers of table lamps with a slim profile.

Material world For its textile collection this fall, Crate & Barrel is putting linen front and center, but not the old-fashioned kind, says Sandy Kortright, a senior buyer at the retailer. “For the fall collection, we hung our hat on linen that’s casual and soft. The idea is not to iron linen but keep it lovely, organic and casual, with a few soft wrinkles spread throughout,” she says. “The linen feels easy, welcoming and inviting to use.” ( ) Indian-inspired soft cotton

TCerno LLC shows a 84” tall Silva Giant lamp crafted from aluminum and walnut, a dramatic yet sleek fixture that epitomizes contemporary design from Laguna Beach, Calif.-based Cerno. Silva Giant Designers are experimenting with scale for many of this fall’s furniture and accessories (

are thick, chunky knitted weaves on blankets, ottomans and rugs, but luxe wool and silk blankets as well. Designer James de Wulff is turning concrete into small tables; concrete and stone — either real or faux — are being incorporated into many pieces this fall, including tables, lamps, and accessories such as vases and outdoor planters. . ( ) Look for warm metallics, too. “Yellow metals — gold, brass and bronze — are turning up everywhere, as posts on bookcases, shelves, AP cutlery, edging and details of china, decorative objects, Pottery Barn shows a pair of antique mercury glass picture frames, furniture legs lamps. Mercury glass, antiqued or in new hues like and feet,” says Griffin. copper, grey or slate blue, continues to hold strong for Lighting designer Tom fall. You’ll see it in wall panels, vases, boxes and lamps Dixon has a collection of like these from gleaming copper shades on iron bases, a cylindrical web of etched stainless steel, and prints are also in vogue. West lounges. ( a cool collection of angular Elm and Crate & Barrel You’ll see a range of gem-shaped fixtures done are offering pin-tucked, throws in various textures, in sand casted nickel-plated hand-blocked and embroifrom cashmere to quilted aluminum. ( ) dered textiles for beds and motifs to nubby wools. There

Rustic modern Several retailers are combining rustic elements — such as wood slabs, industrial metals and rougher textiles — with chrome, plastics or luxe fabrics for a style tagged “rustic modern.” These are versatile pieces that could sit well in a lot of living spaces. You’ll find pickled or washed grainy woods in furniture from Bernhardt and others, replacing some of the deeper ebony woods of past seasons. Crate and Barrel’s Jeremiah rocker is a chaletready chair with a woodsy fabric cover. The Fonda rug incorporates slivers of rocky hues in a graphic floor covering. West Elm’s got a desk that’s a mango wood slab on an iron base. There’s a shaggy wool rug here too, that adds texture and dimension. Pottery Barn has a collection of chunky, silvered-glass lamp bases with character, especially when paired with burlap lampshades. ( )

Leasing solar a cost-saving option for homeowners THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Ben Kunz wanted to do “the green thing” and save on his electric bill without paying a lot of money up front. So instead of buying a solar system for his house in Cheshire, Conn., he leased one. “I thought it was a pretty good deal,” he said. “I lean a little environmentalist so I’m concerned about global warming.” Increasing numbers of U.S. homeowners are relying on the sun to meet much of their hot water and electricity needs. In fact, residential electricity produced by solar in the first quarter of 2013 was almost 10 times higher than that generated in 2008, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. But the potential for more is huge. Consider this: “The amount of solar energy falling on the United States in one hour of noontime summer sun is about equal to the annual U.S. electricity demand,” the Energy Department says in its SunShot Vision Study. “Saving money and being energy efficient rank really high with consumers today,” said Kit Selzer, a senior editor at Better Homes and Gardens. A Gallup poll in March found that 76 percent of Americans thought the country should put more emphasis on producing domestic energy from solar


In this July 18 photo, Ketch Ryan, right, and her neighbor Kirk Renaud, pose next her house with solar panels on the roof in Chevy Chase, Md. “In many ways we found that a lot of people were afraid to go solar because they were too afraid of what they didn’t know,” said Ryan, who had a solar energy system installed in her house several years ago. To assist neighbors, Ryan helped establish a cooperative, Common Cents Solar, co-founded with Renaud, “to make sure we didn’t have to reinvent the wheel. We can do it together and we can do it more efficiently,” she said.

power. So what’s stopping more folks from going solar? “We found that a lot of people were afraid to go solar because they were too

afraid of what they didn’t know,” said Ketch Ryan, who had a solar energy system installed in her Chevy Chase, Md., house several years ago.

To help neighbors, Ryan and Kirk Renaud founded a cooperative, Common Cents Solar, “to make sure we didn’t have to reinvent the wheel. We can do it together

and we can do it more efficiently.” The first thing is to get your roof assessed to see whether it’s viable for solar. The roof’s condition, material and angle are among the considerations. One misconception is that you need a south-facing roof. While south is optimal, solar can be stalled on roofs facing east and west, too. “Walk outside on a sunny day and look at the roof,” advises Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association. Is the roof covered with shade? If not, your house may be a good candidate for solar. Some solar companies use Google maps for a first look before sending out staff for a fuller assessment. Homeowners also worry that solar may not be viable in northern states. California leads the nation in the capacity of installed residential solar units, with Arizona a distant second. But New Jersey comes in at No. 3 and Massachusetts is eighth, according to the association. “People are solar-new in Connecticut,” Kunz said. “They never see it and they don’t know it works.” But Kunz says he’s saving money. He now pays about $140 or $150 for electricity each month, down from about $220. And the total includes his $115 lease payment to SolarCity,

a California-based solar company that operates in 14 states. Cost is another factor that holds people back. Purchasing and installing a solar system can cost thousands of dollars, depending on how much electricity you want to generate. “You’ll need to pay for it up front,” Resch said. Some people use home equity loans, or lines of credit or other means of financing. Incentives like tax credits and rebates can bring down the cost. Homeowners who install solar electric or hot water systems could be eligible for a federal tax credit of 30 percent of the cost. States also have tax incentives. Check the database at http://www. . Want to go solar but don’t have the money to buy a system? Try leasing one. Leasing has opened up solar to a whole new group of homeowners, said Jonathan Bass, SolarCity spokesman. “We think of ourselves as an energy provider,” he said. “Installation is free and the customer pays for electricity.” Solar-generated electricity, that is, for a monthly fee. The cost is lower than if purchased through the electric company. But if you lease the system, you won’t get to take advantage of rebates and credits.



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Wee Friends Childcare Will be accepting employment applications 9:00 - 3:00. Must be 18 yrs. old. We are located in the Angola Assembly of God Church at 1405 N. Williams St. Angola, IN Some childcare experience preferred. We do background checks & drug screens. No phone calls please.


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FOUND Dogs Pitt mix,White/Blk.,F School house Rd. Kendallville Lab,Blk.,M Grand St., Ligonier Chinese Crested,white. Kendallville Weimaraner,Gray,200 S., Albion Cats DSH,F,Gray tabby. 350 N. Kendallville DSH,M,Gray. Mitchell St., Kendallville Humane Society of Noble County, Inc. 1305 Sherman St. Kendallville, IN 46755 260-347-2563

LOST 11 yr old black lab & chow mix. All black. Short & wirey hair. Short tail like chow. White muzzle, no tags or collar. Her name is Molly. Lost Tuesday, July 9 in afternoon. Lost on CR 54 & 39 260-925-1950 LOST: 22 mo. old female tortoise kitty. Looks all black from a distance but has splashes of color when you get closer. Short hair, no tags or collar, has microchip, front paws declawed. Scares very easily and will be hard to catch. May need Humane Society of Noble County (347-2563) to help catch her. They know she is missing and are watching for her. Her name is Sweetie. Lost on Harding Street, Kendallville, July 1 but could be anywhere now as she can run very fast. 260 347-5088 REWARD

position available, must be flexible, in the Ashley area, 15-20 hours a week, $8.50 per hour. Call

260 307-1254

Truck Drivers CDL-A DRIVER OPEN HOUSE Tuesday, 8/20/13 Noon - 4PM Work One 936 W 15th Street Auburn, IN 46706 Regional Dedicated Home Weekends Medical, Dental, 401K, Ryder Stock Program 2 week Paid Vacation after 1 year of service Estimated Average W2's 50K yr Call 800-793-3754 or direct line (419) 726-4784 (please bring current MVR and resume)


SEMI HAZMAT, TANKER & DUMP DRIVERS NEEDED Regional - Home Weekends. Excellent Equipment & Pay. Call (260) 854-2139 Drivers

Drivers $2,500.00 Sign-On Bonus! Get Home Weekly & Weekends running Dedicated Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4862

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Reading Individual diagnosis and teaching. Licensed and experienced. Call Kathy 260-833-1697

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Coldwater area manufacturer (since 1979) has full-time salaried position available. Strong bookkeeping and computer skills required. Work involves computer ized inventory recordkeeping, customer relations/billing and Export/Domestic shipping document preparation.

Looking for honest, dependable, drug free and hard working people to teach daily living skills and supervise adults with developmental disabilities in LaGrange, IN. Now hiring full time/part time, weekends and relief staff. Must have a valid drivers license and high school diploma or equivalent. Contact Alternative Lifestyles at: 1-260-463-7079

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Experience working with children required. Send resume to: TLC Preschool 1081 N. Main Auburn, IN 46706

COMMUNITY LIVING, INC. has several openings for variable hour staff for weekends, second, and third shift assisting adults with developmental disabilities in their own apartment in Angola. We train.


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Customer Service Assistant • Self-starter w/ initiative • Computer literate in Microsoft Word & Excel • Highly organized and detail oriented Letica offers an excellent benefit package, including medical, dental, vision, & life insurance. MAIL RESUME TO: Letica Corp. P.O. Box 693 Fremont, IN 46737 FAX: 260-495-2603 EMAIL: kschwartzengraber Or apply in person at: Letica Corporation 701 E. Depot St. Fremont, IN 46737 EOE M/F/D/V

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Management Opportunities!! Now Hiring for Angola and Kendallville locations. *Full Training Pack-age, Competitive Salary, Health, Dental & Vision Apply in person or Email: ApplyingForPosition or Fax your resume to:

Drivers MCT LOGISTICS-Flatbed driver wanted. Home weekends. $1,000 week. 260-760-6095. (A)

•SOCIAL WORKER Part Time Contact Tricia Parks for an interview.

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Must be available for mornings, afternoons or evening hours. Apply in person at: Tri-State Chiropractic Clinic 2014 N. Wayne Angola Mon. & Thurs. 2 pm - 5 pm Tues. & Fri. 9 am - noon


OPPORTUNITIES INDEPENDENT Adult Motor Routes in Auburn, Garrett & Waterloo

CONTRACTORS Circulation Department Contact: Christy Day

• Valid Driver’s License • Responsible Adult • Reliable Transportation • Available 7 days a week

118 W 9th St., Auburn, IN Phone: 260-925-2611 ext. 17 E-mail: Carriers are independent contractors and not employees.

Watch us grow! Miller Poultry is adding a Sales Coordinator to our dynamic sales team. The right person for this position will present a calm, friendly and professional personality. Essential job duties follow: • Team player with an approachable demeanor • Above average Microsoft computer software skills • Accurate with numbers and the written word • Problem solver • Organizational skills

What’s in it for you? In addition to a competitive compensation package and great benefits, we have paid vacation and holidays, 401(k), and a great group of people to work with.

Education: College degree recommended, not necessary but desirable Experience: At least 3 years in sales; with a background in marketing a plus

Interested candidates should e-mail their resume and cover letter in confidence to KPC’s HR Department at or mail a hardcopy to Nancy Sible, HR Department, KPC Media Group Inc., PO Box 39, Kendallville, IN 46755 Equal Opportunity Employer/ Drug Free Workplace


Please submit your resume in confidence to: Miller Poultry • Human Resource Dept. 9622 W CR 350 N • Orland, IN 46776 Providing a drug free workplace • EOE


Sudoku Puzzle

Miller Poultry, Steuben County’s largest employer, has a new position in our Finance Department. This accounting position will perform a variety of general accounting support tasks including but not limited to:

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1. Verifying the accuracy of invoices and other accounting documents or records.



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2. Update and maintain accounting journals, ledgers and other records detailing financial business transactions (e.g., disbursements, expense vouchers, receipts, accounts payable). 3. Enters data into computer system using defined computer programs 4. Compile data and prepare a variety of reports.


5. Reconciles records with internal company employees and management, or external vendors or customers. 6. Recommends actions to resolve discrepancies.




We are accepting applications for the following position:

This is a fast-paced, challenging position that requires a selfstarter, someone ready to hit the ground running, with no limits on success. Our sales staff is equipped with the latest, most upto-date research and is fortunate to sell the leading media in Northeast Indiana, whether that be print or online. Applicants must be forward thinking and able to apply the many benefits of KPC Media Group advertising to a variety of businesses.

Leading provider of paperboard packaging is currently accepting applications for:

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Office: (260) 854-2859 Auctioneer: Michael G. Strawser, AU01036470 & AC30700060

• Oversees quality control program • Directs activities of suppliers, employees and customers to ensure quality standards are met

Drivers CLASS A-CDL --Minimum 2 years experience. Clean MVR. Good Pay/ Benefits. Home nightly. No touch freight. FT Days & Nights. For Fort Wayne/ Butler locations, call Jim @ 800-621-1478, ext. 131 or apply online at: (A)


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210 Growth Parkway, Angola, IN Phone (260) 624-2050

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We will offer 4 storage units with unknown contents for unpaid storage. #30 Jason Corley 10’ x 20, #38 Holly Lucas 10’ x 10’, #51 John Duty/Casey Bunn 10’ x 20’, #59 Mary Bushing 10’ x 10’ TERMS: Cash only. $100 deposit on each unit which is refundable if unit is completely emptied by 5:00 PM day of auction. All items must be removed by 5:00 PM, August 21, 2013.

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Angola Room for rent. Within walking distance to college and the Angola circle. $350/mo. (260) 668-4192

Large 1 BR, 62 & Over Handicapped or Disabled


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FREE Utilities. 201 Fox Lake Rd. Angola, IN 46703

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Angola ONE BR APTS. $425/mo., Free Heat. 260-316-5659

Angola 3 BR, 1 car attached garage. No pets. (260) 633-0322 Angola 3 BR, 2 BA, garage. Fountains Addition, $650/mo. + dep. + util. NO Pets (260) 665-7447 Big Turkey Lake 1 BR, $600/mo. all util. Included carport 260 249-8302

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HOMES FOR SALE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians; pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD Toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275.

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EHO Coachlight MHC Angola (260) 833-2731

Antique Wing Back Chairs. Upholstered. $100/each 260-833-0124

Mobile Homes for Sale in Waterloo, Rome City & Butler. Small parks. No big dogs. Ref req’d. (260) 925-1716

Maytag Bravos HE Wash Mach. 1 yr old $200 Call 260-687-1630.

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY • 1 - 3 1840 Lane 150 Custom built 1600 sq. ft., 3 BR 2 BA, large flat lot facing West. Sandy beach. Call for more details 260 316-7030

USED 21 FT. GE REFRIGERATOR. $100.00 260 463-3116

FURNITURE Brand NEW in plastic!


QUEEN PILLOWTOP MATTRESS SET Can deliver, $125. (260) 493-0805

Land for Sale 10+ acres North of Hicksville, OH Call 419-670-3314

PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS Free Estimates Licensed and Insured 2x6 Trusses 45 year Warranted Galvalume Steel 19 Colors Since 1976 #1 in Michigan Call Today 1-800-292-0679

GARAGE SALES Angola 3050 W Shadyside Rd. Fri.- Sun. • 9 - 2 Antiques, decor, clothes, fishing rods, Western decor, Indian artifacts, & dog kennels.



TIMBER WANTED All species of hard wood. Pay before starting. Walnut needed. 260 349-2685


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AKC German Shepherd puppies born June 12, large breed, 3 males, 1 female, excellent guard dogs. $500. 419-636-3376



















































































MASONRY WORK Fireplace makeovers, mailboxes, artificial & real stone, repair, stucco or reface existing foundations, chimneys & repairs, step repairs, porch makeovers. Fair prices - Insured 35 Years Experience 260 636-2870


$25.00 TO START Payment Plans, Chapter 13 No Money down. Filing fee not included. Sat. & Eve. Appts. Avail. Call

Collect: 260-424-0954 act as a debt relief agency under the BK code

Divorce • DUI • Criminal • Bankruptcy

General Practice KRUSE & KRUSE,PC 260-925-0200 or 800-381-5883 A debt relief agency under the Bankruptcy Code.

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Sweet Corn $3/dozen Ten or more $2/dozen 3251 CR 59, Butler 260-668-1663


USED TIRES Cash for Junk Cars! 701 Krueger St., K’ville. 260-318-5555



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WANTED: Perennial plants, also mature snowball plants. 920-4362

15 cu. ft. used chest freezer. Runs great. See it at Buck Lake Ranch $150. 665-6699

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OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY •1 - 3 1840 Lane 150 Custom built 1600 sq. ft. 3 BR 2 BA, large flat lot facing West. Sandy beach, Call for more details 260 316-7030

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Auburn 2 BR SENIORS 50+ $470. No Smokers/Pets (260) 925-9525


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Jimmerson Lake For Rent: Boat storage in clean, secure cement floor building. 260-243-6046









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Guaranteed Top Dollar For Junk Cars, Trucks & Vans. Call Jack 260-466-8689

2007 Road King Classic Harley Davidson FLHRC, 96 cu. in. 1584 cc, 6 speed trans, extra chrome, custom exhaust, custom seat, loaded. Only 15,109 miles. Over $26,000 invested. For Sale $16,500/obo

260 449-9277 2009 Tank Racer 150cc MC, very low mileage $800. OBO 260-854-2968

MERCHANDISE UNDER $50 10 qt. water bath canner. $10.00. (260) 925-0559 12 Throw Rugs, green in color, almost new. $50.00. (260) 665-1732 150+ VHS Movies home recorded. 1-3 movies each. $50.00 obo. (260) 687-0592 18W Sage Green & Pink Dressy Pant Suit. 3 pieces. Shell w/open jacket. Never worn. $20.00. (260) 232-5062 1938 Leather Bound National Geographic $25.00 (260) 495-9868 1941 Leather Bound National Geographic $25.00 (260) 495-9868 1943 Leather Bound National Geographic $25.00 (260) 495-9868 1947 Leather Bound National Geographic $25.00 (260) 495-9868 1948 Leather Bound National Geographic $25.00 (260) 495-9868 25 Different Music Cassette Tapes, $50.00. (260) 242-4342 26 in. Dr. Pepper themed full suspension men’s 7 speed mountain bike w/upgraded Shimano gears. Dr. Pepper helmet included. $30.00 260 318-2598


27x29 Firebrick Welding Table. $25.00. (260) 636-7550

WANTED: Garage for rent in Rome City/ Sylvan Lake area to work on older car. Call 260-318-7900

5X Jade Velour Pant Set. Zip front jacket. Never worn. Woman Within. $25.00. (260) 232-5062


6� Craftsman Table Saw & Bench with motor. $15.00. (260) 636-7550

4x4 Chevy Tahoe, 2 door, leather seats, AC, new tires, full size spare, new gas tank $4000. OBO 260-854-2968

6 Drawer Dresser Asking $10.00 (260) 349-8318


Alcohol Shot Dispenser for 4 bottles. $10.00. (260) 837-2192, leave message.

Bennington Pontoon 2013 20'SLMX-50Hp Yamaha-4Stroke. Excellent condition, deluxe upholstery & premium carpet. $1500 in add-onsdepth gauge, dock lts, front ladder, private enclosed w/toilet, stainless grill & mount, storage ottoman. Bimini top & full mooring cover. $19,500 Fremont 248-705-6476


Antance Idem Fishing Coca Cola Rod & Reel. Good cond. $20.00 firm. Albion, (260) 242-7094 Antique Child’s Desk with drop front seat. $30.00. (260) 347-4749 Antique Copper Lined Tobacco Cabinet. $25.00. (260) 837-2192, leave message. Antique Oak Hall Tree $25.00 firm (260) 243-8070 Arrowheads $35.00 (260) 585-0087 AT & T Cordless Dual Handset Answering System with Caller ID/Call Waiting. Like new, $25.00. (260) 927-1798

2007 Honda Shadow Aero, low mileage, chrome, windshield, saddle bags. $5500. 260-854-2968



7 qt. Water Bath Canner. $5.00. (260) 925-0559



Coffee Table Style 36� sq. 16� high. Light oak plastic covered all over. Heavy duty formed legs. Can email picture. (260) 495-4393

Pink Clothing form missing bottom pole. Will sit on table. $40.00. (260) 333-6392

Comfort Glow Kerosene Heater. $20.00. (260) 357-5045 Country Wall Quilt Rack 38� long, $10.00. (260) 925-1557 Custom Made JCP lined drapes, dusty rose color. 1 pair, 100 wide x 45 long. Like new, paid $75.00 new, $40.00 obo. (260) 927-1798 cz diamond ring Ladies size 7, sterling. $40.00 obo. (260) 687-0592 Dell Dimension Desktop Computer with monitor, tower, keyboard, mouse. Stuck in safe mode, $50.00. (260) 347-0851 DeLonghi Indoor Electric Grill. Used twice, non-stick, works great. New $70, sell for $35.00. (260) 927-1798 Dog House $20.00 (260) 385-8094 Electric Dryer Needs pigtail, runs & dries clothes. Asking $50.00. (260) 349-8318 End Table 24� sq. 20� high. Brown. Plastic covered all over, heavy duty formed legs. $37.50. Can email picture. (260) 495-4393

Premixed 2.5 gal. gray thin set mortar for floor & wall tile. $15.00. (260) 347-2166 Sears Proform Treadmill. $50.00. (260) 351-3554 Simplicity Riding Lawn Mower. 8 h.p., 31� mower deck, runs & mows. Asking $50.00. (260) 349-8318 Small Chest Freezer $50.00 (260) 316-9437 Sunrise Medical Walker with 4 rubber stubs. 4 adj. legs, gray. Model Guardian. Swings inward for easy storage. Rubber grips. Cleaned. Like new. Asking $25.00. (260) 582-9458 Travel Scrabble Game Good cond., like new. $10.00 obo. (260) 927-1798 Twin Zebra Print Comforter Set with skirt & decor’ pillows. Great for college, $20.00. (260) 318-1994 Weight Bench, Reebok 95 AXB, excellent cond. with (2) 25# dumbbells. $50.00. Call/text, (260) 515-3468 White Jacket Black Trim Size 12. $20.00. (260) 343-1483


Excellent Golf Balls 1 dozen, $3.00 (260) 242-3689 Exercise Bicycle Nordiac Track. Asking $50.00. (260) 349-8318 Extension Ladder, Wooden, 2 sections. 25 ft., stored indoors. $40.00. (260) 665-2607 Fish Bowl shaped as gumball machine. Holds approx. 2-3 gal. of water. Light in bottom has toys & gravel. Hard plastic w/red bottom w/a turn hande that turns light on & off. $30.00. (260) 582-9458 Flushmount 18� cast iron Bathroom sink & faucet. $20.00. (260) 636-7550 Gold’s Gym Weight bench with weights. $15.00. (260) 665-1881 Heavy Duty Craftsman Weedeater Trimmer $35.00. (260) 636-7550

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: KPC assumes no liability or financial responsibility for typographical errors or for omission of copy, failure to publish or failure to deliver ad vertising. Our liability for copy errors is limited to your actual charge for the first day & one incorrect day after the ad runs. You must promptly notify KPC of any error on first publication. Claims for adjustment must be made within 30 days of publication and, in the case of multiple runs, claims are allowed for first publication only. KPC is not responsible for and you agree to make no claim for specific or consequential damages resulting from or related in any manner to any error, omission, or failure to publish or deliver.

Hybrid Golf Club #4 reg shaft. Almost new. Power built. $25.00 firm. (260) 347-2166 Jap Harri Kari Knife $45.00 (260) 585-0087 Karate Targets Handheld 3 large, 2 small. $25.00. (260) 347-8479 Nice Oak Medicine Cabinet with mirror. $25.00. (260) 318-3821 Nintendo 64 with 2 controllers. 1 shock controller & wrestling game. $30.00. (260) 242-4601 Noah’s Ark Collection 100 pc. $50.00. (260) 316-9437 Oak Wood Arm Chair w/orange upholster seat & back. Slight fade on fabric. Good natural wood. $47.50. (260) 495-4393

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Old Bayonet $50.00 (260) 585-0087


Old Dishes Bowls, plates, small dish with lid, cups, Smurf glass. $15.00 for all. (260) 837-2192, leave message

Call 1-800-717-4679 today to begin home delivery!

One 6’ long 12� wide aluminum, heavy duty loading ramp. $40 260-318-2598

Baby Stroller Very nice, $15.00 (260) 385-8094

One Dozen Pint Canning Jars, $4.00. (260) 925-0559

Canoe Motor Mount Made of Ash & Aluminum. New, $45.00. (260) 495-4393

Petmate Pet Taxi for medium size dog. Good shape, $20.00. (260) 927-1798








County Line Roofing

Located at 709 Todd Street (North of the circle in downtown Angola on Wayne Street to Mechanic Street, then east to Pine Drive, then south to Todd Drive)



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

CHILD CARE Child Care Available 1st shift M-F, EN District, tax deductible & references. 599-0591

SOS SERVICE, INC. Hydraulic Cylinder, Ram & Pump Repair

360 N. Hetzler Ct. • Angola, IN

877-535-0767 Ext. 16

Name: Address: City/State/Zip: Telephone #: MAIL TO: KPC Nifty 50 PO Box 39 • Kendallville, IN 46755 Limit six per family or household per month, not to exceed 24 in a 12 month period. NO multiple phone numbers. Used merchandise only. Must be mailed or dropped off. No phone calls please. Will begin within one week of receipt. One item per ad. Same item 2 times only. When space available.

REAL ESTATE IMPROVEMENTS: Wood frame home with three bedrooms, 2 baths, large living room, eat-in kitchen, foyer, utility, with new natural gas furnace and central air, vinyl siding, 1362 square feet, 2-car garage, back covered patio all in excellent condition. TERMS: 10% non-refundable down payment due at the auction and the balance due in cash at ďŹ nal closing within 30 days. Buyer to pay taxes due and payable in November of 2013. Annual taxes are $782.64 with exemptions. Seller will provide warranty deed and title insurance at closing. Property is being sold subject to owners approval. Possession on the day of closing. INSPECTION: Contact Strawser Auctions for an appointment to view this property. AGENCY: Strawser Auctions and its staff are exclusive agents of the seller. BUYER BROKERAGE: The seller will pay a 2% commission to any licensed real estate agent who registers the successful bidder. Agent must register buyer(s) with the auctioneer 48 hours prior to the auction. Contact the auctioneer for details. DISCLAIMER: This property is being sold in “AS ISâ€? condition. Prospective bidders are responsible for making their own inspections of the property with regards to condition, environmental, zoning, permits and any and all other inspections and approvals as may be necessary. All sizes and dimensions are approximate. ANTIQUES – HOUSEHOLD GOODS

LUCILE W. SLATER REVOCABLE TRUST, OWNER Auction Conducted By: 200 North Main Street, Wolcottville, IN 46795 Office: (260) 854-2859 • Fax: (260) 854-3979 Auctioneer: Michael G. Strawser, AU01036470 & AC30700060 Auctioneer: Ron Levitz, Lic#AU19600009 Web site: • E-mail: Member of the National Indiana • Michigan • Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association


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1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4x4

2006 Ford Taurus SEL

One-Owner, Local Trade, Sunroof, Leather, Power Seats, Chrome Wheels

Local Trade, Leather Seats, Power Seat, All Power, Alloy Wheels






1997 FORD F-250 LARIAT EXT. CAB 4X4 “Mechanic’s Special”, 5.4L V8, Automatic, Ice Cold Air, All Power Features



Local Trade, Hemi V8, Power Seat, Auto, Air, All Power, Tow Package

Local Trade, Automatic, Air, All Power, Side Airbags, Keyless Entry

One-Owner, V6, Automatic, Air, All Power, ABS, 35,000 Miles


DVD Player, Leather, Heated Seats, Dual Power Sliders, Quad Buckets


2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE One-Owner, Dual Sliding Doors, All Power Features, 24,000 Miles





2009 Chevrolet Impala LS

2009 Ford Fusion SE

2007 Chrysler Town & Country Touring

2007 Honda Accord LX Coupe

One-Owner, Auto, Air, All Power, Factory Warranty, 29,000 Miles

Sunroof, Power Seat, Spoiler, Alloy Wheels, All Power, 47,000 Miles

Power Sliders & Liftgate, Full Stow ‘N Go, Power Seat, Alloy Wheels

4 Cylinder, Automatic, Air, All Power, Alloy Wheels, 65,000 Miles







2002 Honda Odyssey EX-L


Automatic, Air Conditioning, Power Windows & Locks, 61,000 Miles

3.2L V6, Leather, Dual Power Seats, All Power, Alloy Wheels, 50,000 Miles


2005 Ford Taurus SE


1999 Chrysler Concorde LXi


2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT


2004 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Crew Cab 4x4






2007 Chevrolet HHR LT One-Owner, Power Seat, Automatic, Air, All Power, 58,000 Miles



2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Reg. Cab One-Owner, 5.3L V8, Long Bed, Automatic, Air, Tilt, Cruise, 20,000 Miles



2010 Chevrolet Impala LS One-Owner, Power Seat,, All Power, Factory Warranty,38,000 Miles



2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SE One-Owner, Stow ‘N Go Rear Seat, Rear Air, All Power, 27,000 Miles



FEATURED CAR OF THE WEEK 2006 Ford F-150 XLT Ext. Cab 4x4 Local Trade, 5.4L V8, Matching Cap, Power Seat, Tow Package



2006 Hyundai Azera Limited One-Owner, 3.8L V6, Sunroof, Leather, Heated Seats, 58,000 Miles



2006 Mercury Grand Marquis LS

2006 Chevrolet Uplander LT Ext. AWD

One-Owner, Leather, Dual Power Seats, Alloy Wheels, 59,000 Miles

One-Owner, DVD Player, Power Sliders, Power Seat, Alloys, 34,000 Miles





2012 LINCOLN MKZ ULIMATE 2004 Ford Expedition XLT 4x4 One-Owner, 9-Passenger, Power Seat, Running Boards, 41,000 Miles



2012 Ford Fusion SE

Navigation, Sunroof, Heated & Cooled Leather, THX Audio, 6,000 Miles



One-Onwer, Power Seat, Alloy Wheels, Factory Warranty, 40,000 Miles



2008 Ford Taurus Limited

2012 Ford Fusion SE

2011 Chevrolet Impala LT

2010 Toyota Camry LE

One-Owner, Leather, Heated Power Seats, Alloy Wheels, 62,000 Miles

One-Owner, Power Seat, Alloy Wheels, Factory Warranty, 33,000 Miles

Power Seat, Remote Start, Alloy Wheels, Factory Warranty, 15,000 Miles

One-Owner, Power Seat, Side Airbags, Factory Warrranty, 30,000 Miles







2012 Ford Fusion SE

2012 Volkswagen Jetta SE

2011 Ford Flex SE

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

One-Owner/Off-Lease, Leather, Automatic, Air, All Power, 14,000 Miles

3rd Seat, Power Seat, Rear Air Conditioning, Reverse Sensing, Alloys









2011 Ford Fusion SEL Monochrome Pkg., Sunroof, Heated Leather, Sony Audio, 22,000 Miles




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






“3800” V6, Sunroof, Heated Leathers, Chrome Wheels, 60,000 Miles



2008 Dodge Ram 2500 ST Reg. Cab 4x4

2012 Chevrolet Malibu LS

One-Owner, Heavy Duty, Matching Cap, Hemi V8, Auto, Air, Tilt, Cruise

Automatic, Air, All Power, Side Airbags, Factory Warranty, 11,000 Miles



2008 Ford F-250 XL Ext. Cab One-Owner, Super Duty, 5.4L V8, Long Bed, Tow Package, Auto, Air





2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Sunroof, Power Seat, Rear Spoiler, Remote Start, Warranty, 17,000 Miles



2009 Mercury Mariner Premier 4x4 Navigation, Sunroof, Heated Leather, Reverse Sensing, 59,000 Miles





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

2008 Buick LaCrosse CXL

FEATURED SUV OF THE WEEK 2012 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT

Leather Seats, Power Seat, Automatic, Air, All Power, 61,000 Miles

2010 Dodge Grand Caravan SE

2007 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO 4X4 2011 Ford Escape Hybrid 4x4 30 MPG, Power Seat, All Power Options, Alloy Wheels, Warranty



2008 Ford Edge Limited AWD Panoramic Roof, Power Liftgate, Leather, 20” Chrome, 43,000 Miles




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Sunroof, Power Seat, Stability Control, Side Airbags, 54,000 Miles



The Herald Republican – August 18, 2013  

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

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