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GOOD MORNING Stutzman joins ranks of millionaires WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman has joined the growing ranks of millionaires in Congress — but barely — a new study concludes. The Center for Responsive Politics estimates Stutzman’s average net worth during 2012 at $1,031,008 Stutzman in its annual report, released Thursday. Stutzman’s worth has moved up sharply since the report for 2011, which estimated his average net worth at $548,507. The study looks at a range of values for assets reported by each member of Congress. The range varies widely for Stutzman. The study estimates the minimum value of his assets at $314,021 and the maximum value at $1,747,996. A Republican from Howe, Stutzman is involved in a family farming business. The study concludes that for the first time in history, a majority of members of Congress are millionaires. Of 534 current members of Congress, at least 268 had an average net worth of $1 million or more in 2012, the Center for Responsive Politics said. Stutzman ranks just slightly above the midpoint net worth of $1,008,767 for all members, but further above the midpoint for House members of $896,000. The same study estimates the 2012 average net worth of Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind. at $4.67 million. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., ranks outside the millionaires in Congress with an average net worth estimated at $749,004. Former Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Indiana, is listed with an estimated average net worth estimated at $472,506.

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Legislators aim to pass own bills INDIANAPOLIS — Three local state legislators — all returning for their second year in the House of Representatives — are ready to push for bills they are sponsoring to be enacted into laws.

Dennis Zent Rep. Dennis Zent, R-Angola, said he’s looking forward to building on the growth he experienced in the last session as House freshman. He said he’s learned to pick the brains of experts on

subjects when developing legislation, and said he has gained a group of fellow members he trusts to assist. “It’s a learning session the first time around,” said Zent Zent. “You grab a few bills and run them through, and you find out that it’s not always the number of bills that you present, because you’re just so busy that maybe

you’d better concentrate on a few main points and try to get those done. You can get caught in a vortex here.” This session, Zent will present bills he calls “common-sense solutions.” Several of Zent’s bills address issues involved with the health care and veterans committees on which he serves. Zent will present a healthcare-related bill that would allow people with a chronic illness treated with regular, costly prescription medication to

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pay their insurance deductibles monthly over the course of a year, rather than up front. Zent said massaging that cost monthly could be “huge for folks with chronic illness.” Another bill Zent will present would require all Indiana school buses manufactured after 2014 to feature signage that indicates the bus will stop at all railroad crossings. Zent said currently, most buses already have the indication, but not all. He SEE LEGISLATORS, PAGE A6

Ariel Sharon, 85, dies Former Israeli PM was political bulldozer

from someone in the community.” Some people walk in to the hospital or make an appointment so they can use the hospital’s computers, since access to the plan is all Internet-based, Cantrell said. In DeKalb and Steuben counties only three of the four state-approved marketplace plans — Physician’s Health Plan, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and AmBetter — are available, Cantrell said. The navigators’ role is to help people understand their choices,

JERUSALEM (AP) — It was vintage Ariel Sharon: His hefty body bobbing behind a wall of security men, the ex-general led a march onto a Jerusalem holy site, staking a bold claim to a shrine that has been in contention from the dawn of the Arab-Israeli conflict. What followed was a Palestinian uprising that put Mideast peace Sharon efforts into deep-freeze. Five years later, Sharon, who died Saturday at 85, was again barreling headlong into controversy, bulldozing ahead with his plan to pull Israel out of the Gaza Strip and uproot all 8,500 Jewish settlers living there without regard to threats to his life from Jewish extremists. The withdrawal and the barrier he was building between Israel and the West Bank permanently changed the face of the conflict and marked the final legacy of a man who shaped Israel as much as any other leader. He was a farmer-turned-soldier, a soldier-turned-politician, a politician-turned-statesman — a hard-charging Israeli who built Jewish settlements on war-won land, but didn’t shy away from destroying them when he deemed them no longer useful. Sharon died eight years after a debilitating stroke put him into a




Therese Bunn, middle, sits in the office at DeKalb Health hospital where visitors can receive assistance in signing up for the Affordable Care Act. Bunn, along with Marissa

Cantrell, left, and Jennifer Beebe, right, are three employees at DeKalb Health who are certified Indiana navigators helping area citizens sign up for health insurance.

Help available for health sign-up BY BOB BRALEY

AUBURN — Signing up for the Affordable Care Act can be a confusing process, even if the websites for doing so have improved in recent months. Choosing a marketplace and determining which plan is right can be a challenge. It’s become a bit more complicated since another marketplace vendor came into Noble and LaGrange counties recently. Open enrollment began Oct. 1, 2013, and was scheduled to end Dec. 31, 2013, but the deadline was extended by the federal government. With sign-up extended, help is available from certified application organizations and certified Indiana

navigators. There are a total of six in Steuben, LaGrange, Noble and DeKalb counties. The federal law calls for certified application counselors to be available for the marketplaces, Marissa Cantrell explained. Indiana navigators were created by the state to help people better understand the process. Cantrell has received both the state and federal certifications. She’s one of three people to do so and provide those services through DeKalb Health, an Auburn-based hospital. Each had to complete 10-30 hours of government-provided training for the certifications. People most commonly get in touch with the navigators in two ways, Cantrell said, adding, “Usually it starts with a phone call

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Winter storm shows necessity of flexibility BY MATT GETTS

AUBURN — Having an emergency plan is critical. Realizing that everything won’t go according to plan may be the biggest lesson emergency responders learned during last week’s winter storm that dumped more than a foot of snow and brought below zero temperatures to northeastern Indiana. “You have to be flexible in your plans,” said Kristy Clawson, Steuben County’s director of Homeland Security. A house fire during the inclement weather had officials in Steuben County contacting farmers to assist county plow crews in clearing paths for fire trucks in the Fremont area. In Noble County,

Homeland Security Director Mick Newton worked with his counterpart in LaGrange County, Stewart Bender, to get the Indiana National Guard to take a woman to a hospital in Goshen.

Problems mount in DeKalb Nowhere was flexibility needed more than in DeKalb County, which saw a chain reaction of problems develop because of the weather. “We had a lot of obstacles thrown at us,” said Roger Powers, director of DeKalb County Homeland Security. Powers was looking for stranded motorists with DeKalb County Sheriff Don Lauer Monday SEE STORM, PAGE A6


Last week’s snowfall had most residents of northeastern Indiana stuck at home, including these properties at the entrance to the Woodland Trail edition off S.R. 427 in DeKalb County.





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Pifer leaves airport board

Monday, Jan. 13 • Steuben County Commissioners, Steuben Community Center, 317 S. Wayne St., Angola, 8:30 a.m. Board of finance meets at 1:30 p.m. and drainage board meets at 2 p.m. • Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County Board, library, 322 S. Wayne St., Angola, 4 p.m. • Hamilton Community Schools Board, 903 S. Wayne St., Hamilton, 6:30 p.m. • Orland Town Council, Orland Community Building, 9487 W. S.R. 120, Orland, 6:30 p.m. • Ashley Town Council, Ashley Community Center, 500 S. Gonser Ave., Ashley, 7 p.m. Department head meeting at 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 14 • Steuben County Council, Steuben Community Center, 317 S. Wayne St., Angola, 9 a.m. • Steuben County Sheriff’s Merit Board, sheriff’s department, 206 E. Gale St., Angola, 4 p.m. • Helmer Regional Sewage District Board, 7620 S. C.R. 969W, Helmer, 5:30 p.m. • Clear Lake Township Advisory Board, 105 Lane 105 Long Lake, Fremont, 6 p.m. • Fremont Park Board, Fremont Public Library, 1004 W. Toledo St., Fremont, 6 p.m. • Lake George Regional Sewer District Board, 1040 Angola Road, Coldwater, Mich., 6:30 p.m. • Angola Plan Commission, city hall, 210 N. Public Square, Angola, 7 p.m. Rescheduled meeting.

Wednesday, Jan. 15 • Steuben County Local Emergency Planning Committee, Steuben County Courthouse Annex, 205 S. Martha St., Angola, 10 a.m. • Steuben County Board of Health, Steuben Community Center, 317 S. Wayne St., Angola, 7:30 p.m.

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Albino deer An albino Whitetail deer and a normal colored one browse through the woods of

western Indiana Friday. Albinism occurs in roughly 1 in 20,000 deer.

Home in deadly fire had 3 housing code violations HAMMOND (AP) — The Hammond home where a fire killed three young siblings and critically injured their father was close to being deemed uninhabitable because of housing code violations, a city official said. The home had lacked electrical service, running water and gas for at least six months, the Post-Tribune reported in a story published Saturday. Hammond, in northwestern Indiana, requires residences to have water service to be found habitable. The house would have been found uninhabitable if the city had been able to make an inspection, as it had tried to do, City Attorney Kristina Kantar told the newspaper. A court hearing on the case was scheduled for Jan. 16. “Had this inspection been ordered last Thursday by the court, the property would have been marked uninhabitable by code. There were horrible consequences of this delay,” Kantar said. Fire investigators believe a propane-fueled space heater started the fire Wednesday night. The bodies of 7-month-old Jayden Young, 4-year-old Dasani Young and 3-year-old Alexia Young were found in the living room. Code enforcement officials must go inside a residence and take photographs to document violations, Kantar said. However, notice must be provided to the listed owner of the home before such an inspection occurs. The owner, Real Estate Property Solutions of Ind. LLC, acquired the home in 2012. The home had been cited for code violations in 2009 and 2012. Court records show Hammond City Court sent various notices to appear beginning in May, but a filing by the company’s attorney, Christian Bartholomew, stated the owner had not received notice until Sept. 20 due an unrecorded deed and that it needed more time to investigate the violations. Several motions to continue were granted in recent months. “Unfortunately, I cannot provide any further information at this time, as I am still investigating the incident,” Bartholomew said in an email to the newspaper. Northern Indiana Public Service Co. discon-


An impromptu memorial sits outside the home where three children died in an overnight fire Thursday in Hammond. A northwestern Indiana fire official says space heaters being used to warm a house without a working furnace apparently sparked a fire on Wednesday night, that killed three children, including an infant.

nected electrical service because of nonpayment on March 20 and disconnected the gas for nonpayment on April 8, utility spokesman Nick Meyer said. The father of the three children, Andre Young, 27, and two other sons, ages 6 and 2, remained hospitalized at Stroger Hospital in Chicago. Hammond Fire Department chief fire inspector Michael Opinker said all are expected to recover.

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Ships battle lake ice SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — Ships using Lake Superior are having a tough time due to the worst buildup of ice in decades. The National Weather Service started tracking freeze-ups in 1978, and says this is the second-fastest and thickest ice-up in 35 years, according to Wisconsin Public Radio News. Coast Guard Soo Vessel Traffic Director Mark Gill said this is the worst since 1989. “Christmas Eve was the first sign of trouble,” Gill said. “It got to the point that we’re not able to take ships down there anymore because the ice is so thick that it’s pressed to the bottom.” A trip from Duluth, Minn., to Gary, Ind., that normally would take three days now takes six to seven, Gill said. The down-bound lane on the St. Mary’s River connecting Lake Superior with the lower lakes is closed. Gill said they use another measuring stick called “freezing degree days” — the number of degrees below freezing each day. He says they used to close the locks when that number reached 500.

Cites conflict of serving on lake sewer district board BY MIKE MARTURELLO

ANGOLA — A man appointed to serve on the Steuben County Board of Aviation Commissioners has resigned a little more than a week after he was selected. George Pifer, rural Angola, was appointed to serve as a Demcratic member of the airport board during the Dec. 30 meeting of the Steuben County Commissioners. The appointment resulted in the removal of Walt Drewes from the board. Drewes, along with his wife Marsha, have chaired the popular Angola Balloons Aloft hot air balloon event since its inception in 2010. Pifer last week submitted letters to the commissioners and Judy Rowe, Steuben County Democratic Central Committee chairwoman, informing them that he had to step aside because the Indiana constitution does not allow dual office holding. “I have been a board member of the Steuben Lakes Regional Waste District … for the past six years. Both boards are governed by Indiana Code and pay a per diem for attending meetings. By law, this prohibts my serving on two boards,” Pifer said in a letter to the editor submitted to The Herald Republican. “I feel a strong civic obligation to serve on the SLRWD board and to continue the effort of debt reduction, which we achieved this past year, with a future lowering of monthly sewer rates,” Pifer continued. Since submitting his resignation, Rowe said she has forwarded to the commissioners names of other possible Democratic appointees. Drewes was removed from the board because his primary voting record showed he has aligned himself with the Republican Party. State law says the airport board cannot have more than two members of any political party. Prior to Pifer’s appointment, the board had three Republicans and one Democrat. “I must apologize to the Steuben County commissioners for this oversight on my part, since I had volunteered to serve on the Aviation Board. While attending the monthly board meetings I developed a deep concern about the decision-making process and the spending of the citizens’ tax dollars in the construction of the new airport building,” Pifer said. Pifer said he would continue to actively follow the airport board’s activities. In 2012 the Tri-State Steuben County Airport built a new hangar and terminal building at a cost of about $1.6 million. The new facility was the centerpiece of the 2013 Balloons Aloft festivities, which is said to attract more than 10,000 people, making it the largest tourism event in Steuben County.


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Happy workers, happy business Lincoln National paper outlines tie between morale, productivity BY DOUG LEDUC

It may seem counterintuitive, but all the small talk you soon will be hearing among co-workers about next month’s Super Bowl XLVIII could actually help improve the productivity of your workplace. If you need an excuse for PATRICK REDMOND this or other light-hearted office chitchat, you can The Farmers State Bank sign shows a temperature of find it in a white paper Dr. 13 below zero at about 9 a.m. Tuesday in downtown Les Kertay released last LaGrange. A winter storm struck Sunday, dumping year praising the benefits of more than a foot of snow on northeast Indiana before workplace camaraderie. Monday brought temperatures that dipped more than Kertay is the Group 10 degrees below zero. Protection chief medical officer for Lincoln National Corp., an insurance and Power outage hits Auburn in subzero cold AUBURN — A six-hour, citywide power outage created financial-services company a dark, bitter-cold night for Auburn residents Monday while with a headquarters in STOCK.XCHNG Philadelphia and annuity temperatures plunged to at least 13 below zero. operations based in Fort Relief finally came at 12:45 a.m. when utility company “I think one thing that’s probably workers overcame a circuit fault that triggered the blackout. Wayne. The company is known for the most striking in the (research) literature “The outage was a failure on our equipment due to cold its Lincoln weather,” Auburn Mayor Norm Yoder said. Extreme cold is the importance of relationships Financial also hampered efforts at making repairs. Group “I compare it to a ground fault, which is probably an and personal connections in the work force.” brand. oversimplification,” said the mayor, who is a Purdue-trained The engineer. Ground faults interrupt power in home electrical Dr. Les Kertay white paper, circuits. “Happiness Group Protection chief medical officer “In normal weather, those things will reclose and adjust,” and the for Lincoln National Corp., with customers noticing only a blinking of their lights, Bottom Yoder said. When the circuit failed at 6:35 p.m. Monday, Kertay Line: The weather was anything but normal with the temperature at Happy approximately 13 below. Worker Prescription,” their role contributes to the of it has focused on what explains what contributes Pence promotes his plan in Shipshewana success of the team and how individuals can do to work to employee happiness and how that relates to employee toward improving their own the team contributes to the SHIPSHEWANA — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence walked success of the company,” situation, he said. success and workplace away from LaGrange County Thursday afternoon with an Kertay said. Kertay said he also productivity. unexpected new trophy for his office. “They will control has found evidence that The subject interests Pence was presented with a basketball autographed by themselves (from going employers can do a great Lincoln partly because Indiana high school basketball legend Bobby Plump of the overboard with socialdeal to create an environgroup insurance costs can 1954 state championship Milan team as well as several of izing) because people are be affected by the incidence ment in which employees the actors who appeared in the movie “Hoosiers,” based on invested in the success of are more likely to enjoy and duration of workplace the Milan story. the team and the success their work. absences, and Kertay said Pence visited Shipshewana to speak to the LaGrange of the company. That kind “I think one thing that’s happiness in the workplace County Chamber of Commerce. Pence highlighted the key of environment is both the probably the most striking can affect the incidence and points in his “road map” for Indiana, calling on the state in the (research) literature is most satisfying and the most duration of those absences. Legislature to have a “robust discussion” on a proposal to productive. It takes care the importance of relationThe “Happy Worker eliminate the business personal property tax. of itself if you have those ships and personal connecPrescription” provides an His “road map” also calls on the state to find a way to tions in the work force,” he increase its high school graduation rates, improve the quality overview of research on said. of the Hoosier workforce and improve the health, safety and the subject, such as Health“By way of example, ways-Gallup findings that well-being of Indiana families. employees who are unhappy employers sometimes will tend to discourage the at work are seven times Auburn gains new industry, councilman water-cooler conversations more likely to be absent AUBURN — The Auburn Common Council welcomed a from it. like it’s a time waster, and new industry and a new council member Tuesday night. you certainly don’t want “We know one of the The council approved a property tax phase-in for MetalX, things that drives disability your people spending the a Waterloo company that will expand its operations to the whole day gathered around duration and workplace vacant former Alcoa plant on South Grandstaff Drive. the water cooler. But at absence duration is the Mayor Norm Yoder gave the oath of office to new the same time, those social attitude and general health Councilman Mike Watson. Last week, Republican leaders relationships are a very and well-being of the elected Watson to replace Dick Stahly, who resigned from important part of their job employee,” Kertay said. the council because he is moving from Auburn. satisfaction. “The primary drivers are By a 6-1 vote, the council granted MetalX a tax phase-in going to be the severity of “It’s important for of six years for $1 million in real estate and five years on employers to pay attention whatever illness occurs, but $7.7 million in new manufacturing equipment. to and provide opportunities once you get beyond that, The Auburn location of MetalX is expected to create 46 for employees to have those it’s affected by psycho-sojobs over a three-year period. cial factors and that includes social connections.” Kertay said employers the workplace environment. can make a workplace more “What’s good for the State drops plan to remove bridge enjoyable by investing in employee is also good for ROME CITY — A proposal to remove an overpass on the employer, and indirectly the training of managers to S.R. 9 near Rome City is no longer under consideration by teach them how to create is good for the insurer, but the Indiana Department of Transportation, an INDOT staff a work environment that the primary thing really is member confirmed Friday. promotes a positive attitude doing the right thing by the The Northport Road overpass will remain in place and and the kind of collaboraemployee.” will not become an at-grade crossing, said Benjamin B. tion where team members The kind of well-being Shaffer, INDOT Fort Wayne District technical services want to see each other that Kertay describes director. succeed. involves more than just The proposal was brought to the Noble County Commis- feeling good and includes “It’s really about sioners for public discussion Oct. 28. The purpose was to investing in the emotional the development of gather public input to see if the idea was viable, or if other intelligence of your enriching relationships and considerations would make it impractical. manager,” he said. “There’s a sense of engagement and “Based on the information that we gathered, we have business skills and there’s meaning. scrapped the proposal to remove the bridge,” Shaffer said. interpersonal skills, and An increasing amount of research has been conducted investing in those people skills I think is important. Former councilman returns as replacement examining factors that “It’s important for contribute to happiness ROME CITY — A former Rome City Town Council employees to know how and well-being, but most member was elected by a Republican Party caucus Thursday night to fill a vacancy on the council. Bill Creigh Jr., who served from 1991-2006, was elected CHECK OUT THE LATEST POSTS ON unanimously by secret ballot to fill the unexpired term of council member at-large Rob Glass, who resigned at the end of 2013. Creigh was the only candidate. Creigh, 58, has resided in Rome City for 37 years. The self-employed roofing • • contractor was a member of the Rome City Plan Commission for five years before his election to the council in 1991.

Schools get excused for two snow days Most area school superintendents welcomed the news they won’t have to make up two days of school missed because of this week’s severe winter weather. But the DeKalb Central school district does not intend to apply for the waiver at this time, its superintendent said. Tuesday, the Indiana Department of Education said it would grant waivers to Indiana schools for snow days Monday and Tuesday. “At this time, we do not intend to apply for a waiver and would only anticipate an application for some type of extenuating circumstances. We consider each day of instruction with our students an extremely valuable opportunity to make a difference in their lives,” said DeKalb Central superintendent Sherry Grate.

Angola looks to buy vacant restaurant ANGOLA — The Angola Common Council has designated Mayor Dick Hickman as the purchasing agent for the site of the old Wendy’s restaurant, 206 N. Wayne St. The city is waiting for a determination on a $583,000 federal grant toward $729,000 in pedestrian improvements, public restrooms and a parking project at the site just north of the Public Square. The project was listed in the Downtown 20/20 plan five years ago as a desired public restroom/travel center and parking facility.

pieces in place.” Kertay said studies have shown the number of times a person experiences even brief moments of joy each day can strongly predict overall happiness, and employers can make a workplace more cheerful by increasing the number of favorable emotional events employees experience. The American Psychological Association has an entire program devoted to nurturing a psychologically healthy workplace, he said. Kertay offers employers the following 10 tips as his “Happy Worker Prescription” to create an enjoyable workplace culture: • Make sure managers understand that employee happiness impacts productivity and helps keep your workforce fully engaged and productive. • Hire happy people. • Invest in managers’ emotional intelligence. • Provide recognition in the way the employee values most. • Provide opportunities to socialize, and encourage it. • Provide benefits that are important to your employees and enhance their financial security — and emphasize the value of those benefits. • If there are issues with performance, address them directly, starting with the positive. • If an individual or the team is showing signs of stress, listen without judgment. • If you have done something wrong, apologize. • Express interest in staff well-being, including when an employee is out of work.



Deaths & Funerals • Herman Lemper AUBURN — Herman F. Lemper, 95, of Auburn passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at DeKalb Health in Auburn. He was born Dec. 27, 1918, in Avilla to Henry and Henrietta (Borck) Lemper. He was a 1936 graduate of Spencerville High School and attended Syracuse University in Syracuse, N.Y. He was a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force during World War II serving as a pilot in the Army Air Corps. He worked Mr. Lemper for Rieke Corporation, retiring in 1986. At the time of his retirement he was vice president of corporate manufacturing. Herman was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Auburn where he was a member of the parish council and a commentator for 30 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post 97 in Auburn, former member of both the Auburn Lions Club and Greenhurst Country Club. He drove the bookmobile for the Eckhart Public Library and was active in Junior Achievement. He enjoyed traveling and playing golf and bridge. He was affectionately known to many as PePa. He married Mildred Johnson on Jan. 2, 1934, in the St. Christopher Catholic Church in Speedway City, Ind. and she survives in Auburn. Herman and Mildred celebrated 71 years of marriage last week. Also surviving are two daughters and a son, Linda (Phil) Speer of Auburn; Susan Lemper (Ronald TerMeer) of Longmont, Colo. and Steven Lemper of Fort Wayne; a sister, Delores (James) Ferrell of Hendersonville, N.C.; seven grandchildren, Michelle (Roger) Helmkamp of Carmel; Kimberly Kiefer of Phoenix, Ariz.; Timothy (Sarah) Speer of Auburn; Celena Lemper of Fort Wayne; Caleb Lemper of Fort Wayne; Jim (Jesse) TerMeer of Chicago and Mike TerMeer of Longmont, Colo.nine great-grandchildren, Andrew, John Michael and Lydia Helmkamp of Carmel; Hannah, Samuel and Colin Kiefer of Phoenix, Ariz. and Miriam, Vivian and Felicity Speer of Auburn. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Lucille Weimer and Helen Close and four brothers, Flawrence Lemper, Wilbur Lemper Bernard Lemper and Howard Lemper. A Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday Jan. 15, 2014, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Auburn with Father Ben Mullenkamp officiating. Burial will be in Auburn Catholic Cemetery, Auburn. Calling is Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 Center St., Auburn and also one hour prior to the service Wednesday from 9-10 a.m. at the church. A rosary will be recited at 5:45 p.m. at the funeral home Tuesday. Preferred memorials are to the Immaculate Concep-

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Peggy Godwin ASHLEY — Peggy A. Godwin, 81, of Ashley, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at Marion General Hospital in Marion, Ohio. Peggy worked for Cooper Industrial Products in Auburn, Eagle Picher in Ashley and then retired in 1995 from Q C Onics in Angola. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Women’s Mrs. Godwin Auxiliary of Waterloo. Peggy was an avid Chicago Cubs fan with one of her favorite baseball players being Sammy Sosa. She also loved playing card games and bingo, but her all-time favorite was following IU basketball. She was born July 26, 1932, in Waterloo to Haven and Helen (Lower) Ross. Surviving are her four children, Roger (Linda) McKean of Auburn, Donald L. (Renee) McKean Jr. of Marion, Ohio, Brenda (Steve Davis) McKean of Angola, and Randy (Sandra) McKean of Waterloo; 12 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; her first husband, Donald L. McKean Sr.; and her beloved cat, Baby. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert E. Godwin who passed away Nov. 15, 1978; a daughter, Connie Sue McKean; and a sister, Mary Alice Rufner. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 875 S. Wayne St., Waterloo, with the Rev. Sam Weimer officiating. Burial will be in Waterloo Cemetery in Waterloo. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Ashley Volunteer Fire Department. To send condolences, visit www.fellerandclark. com.

Bonnie Amerman KENDALLVILLE — Bonnie Ann Amerman, age 84, of Kendallville, died on Friday, January 10, 2014, at Betz Nursing Home in Auburn. Mrs. Amerman was born near Albion, Indiana on May Mrs. Amerman 16, 1929, to the late Allen Criswell and Vera (Ackerman) Criswell. She married Gerald Dean Amerman on May 24, 1947, and he preceded her in death June 19, 2005. Bonnie was as a dedicated and loving homemaker, wife and mother. Along with her husband, she owned and operated Amerman’s Market in Brimfield during the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. Later she worked at Monsanto in Ligonier. Bonnie loved tending to her flower gardens, camping at Gordon’s Campground, crocheting, woodworking crafts and playing cards. Survivors include her son, Gary and Sue Amerman


Tribute •

Skove was Steuben history BY JENNIFER DECKER

ANGOLA — Charles “Chuck” Skove was all about people and took an interest in their histories. Skove, former Steuben County historian, died Dec. 30 at Lakeland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Angola. He was 97. Skove was born Sept. 26, 1916, in Cleveland to John and Louise (Meyer) Skove. On Oct. 9, 1937, he married Irene Bodley. She died in 2002. Skove earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Tri-State College in 1937. His resume over the years included working at Butler Brown Mining, Nashwauk, Minn.; Richard’s Grocery Store, Angola; Sunrise Dairy, Angola; Golden Auto Parts, Angola; General Electric, Fort Wayne; and Dana Weatherhead, Angola. A history buff, Skove was always interested in family lineage. His granddaughter, Marie Smith, said not only was he community minded, he was interested in preserving history. Eventually, Skove was appointed Steuben County historian through the Indiana Historical Society and served in that position for 21 years. He was also active with the Steuben County Historical Society. “I had gone to him a lot with conflicting information” that differed by interpretation, said Peg Dilbone, current Steuben County historian. “I think he had a love of Angola and that was what I learned of Auburn; daughter, Sandra Branham of Kendallville; three grandchildren: Ronda Dawson of Huntertown; Jesse and Leah Rigsby of Hudson; and David and Erica Amerman of Huntington; six great-grandchildren: Dakota and Darika Dawson, Larissa and Trevor Rigsby, Landin and Dawson Amerman; two step-grandchildren: Crystal and Mike Snow of Helmer and Nichol Kinley of Fort Wayne; step great-grandchildren: Michael Rigsby, Justin Stucker, Brooke McMillan, Caitlyn Snow and Tyler Goelz; step great-great granddaughters: Emma and Lydia Rigsby; brother, Fritz and Garnet Criswell of West Virginia; sister, Barbara and Kenny VanWagner of Rome City; brother, Larry Criswell of Wolcottville and brother, Mike and Sue Criswell of Stroh. She was also preceded in death by eight brothers: Louis, Richard, Arthur, Tom, Paul, Jay, Dean, and Garman Criswell; and a sister, Hazel Bloomfield. Visitation will be Sunday, January 12, 2014, from 1-4 p..m at Hite Funeral Home, 403 S. Main St. in Kendallville. No funeral service is scheduled. Private burial will be at Orange Cemetery near Brimfield at a later date. Preferred memorials may be made to Noble County Humane Shelter or DeKalb Hospice. Send a condolence to the family or view a video tribute of Bonnie by Sunday at www.hitefuneralhome. com. Arrangements entrusted to Hite Funeral Home of Kendallville.

Richard Bell LAGRANGE — Richard Bell, 77, of LaGrange, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, in his home. Arrangements are pending at CarneyFrost Funeral Home in LaGrange.

from Skove. He gave a lot to the community.” He was active in restoration efforts of the Powers Church, Angola. Marcia Powers said the church has Skove been in their family since 1876 and has undergone restoration efforts. Skove helped. “He was on the ground floor of the Powers Church. It was abandoned and stopped services in the 1920s or 1930s,” Powers said. Powers said she worked with Skove on his 50-page memoir. “He considered his crowning achievement his family first and the number of organizations he either founded or was one of the first” members, she said. “He knew more about Steuben County than anyone. He knew the families and buildings, all about Cameron and the monument. He could tell you about anyone in the county.” Powers said Skove came to Angola after seeing a Tri-State advertisement in “Popular Mechanics.” At that time, Skove was surprised Angola was one of the first towns around that had installed electric lights. A founding member of Pleasant View Church of Christ, Angola, Skove was active there in different roles. He started the church in his living room in 1962. It later met at the Metz Christian Church and the

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AUBURN — Margaret A. Heyman, 75, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at her home in Auburn. Ms. Heyman worked for Hamilton Standard in Auburn and later retired from the Rieke Corporation in Auburn. She was a member of Soul’s Harbor Assembly of God in rural Auburn. She was born Sept. 20, 1938, in Van Wert, Ohio, to Walter H. and Phyllis I. (Balyeat) Heyman. Surviving are two brothers, Ms. Heyman John L. (Janet) Heyman of Albion, and Larry A. Heyman of Zephyrhills, Fla.; a friend, Joan Deskins; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, David H. Heyman, Jerald W. Heyman, and Gerald L. Heyman; and a sister, Patricia J. Heyman. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Soul’s Harbor Assembly of God, 3810 C.R. 40A, Auburn, with the Rev. David Snodderly officiating. Burial will be in Christian Union Cemetery in rural Garrett. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 Center St., Auburn. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Soul’s Harbor Assembly of God. To send condolences, visit

AUBURN — Maurice “Wayne” Carr, 87, of Auburn died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at Wesley Healthcare in Auburn. Mr. Carr worked for the Husselman Monument Company in Auburn and then went to work for the Indiana Michigan Power Company for 30 years, retiring in 1993. He was a veteran of the United States Navy serving during the Korean conflict. Mr. Carr was a former member of the Auburn Kiwanis Club. He was born Jan. 2, 1927, in Allen County, Indiana, to William F. and Edna M. (Oesch) Carr. He married Marilyn I. Brickley on Aug. 1, 1953, and she died Dec. 3, 2003. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Pam Carr of Garrett; two daughters and sons-in-law, Christine and Steven Eberly of Hamilton, and Cheryl and Michael Andrews of Garrett; 10 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Norman Carr of Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by his parents; spouse; a son, Robert Knight; and a brother, James Carr. A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to IOPO (Indiana Organ Procurement Organization), 3760 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46222. Feller and Clark Funeral Home in Auburn is handling arrangements. To send condolences, visit www.fellerandclark. com.

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CHURUBUSCO — Barbara Deck , 78, of Churubusco, died at 1 p.m, on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at Canterbury Nursing & Rehabilitation in Fort Wayne. A service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, with the Rev. Paul White

KENDALLVILLE — Bert Newell, 90, died Saturday at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Funeral services are pending at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville.

Lotteries • INDIANAPOLIS — The following lottery numbers were drawn Saturday: Hoosier: Daily Three-Midday: 1-0-1, Evening 7-5-4. Daily Four-Midday: 4-6-0-0, Evening: 5-4-3-5. Quick Draw: 1-2-11-12-17-20-22-35-36-38-4244-47-59-65-67-71-76-78-79. Poker: 4D-4H-10D-QS-2S. Powerball: 10-15-33-48-54. Powerball, 34. Michigan: Poker Lotto: 2D-3D-9D6S-7S. Midday Daily 3: 9-2-3. Midday Daily 4: 8-3-1-3. Daily 3, 9-2-1. Daily 4: 7-4-5-4. Fantasy 5: 04-10-16-20-35.


Albion Production Credit Association building. Skove pooled his resources with other members of the congregation to help build the current facility that was dedicated in 1965. “Skove was a member of the church and I was an elder. We went to a prayer breakfast. He was one of the people who started the church in the 1960s,” Scott Weber said. When Skove wasn’t fussing over his beloved cat, Buddy, he was active with the Junior Chamber of Commerce and Tri-State Alumni Association. He started the Angola Youth Center. Smith said her grandpa was happiest when he journeyed to Denmark with another grand-daughter. His trip contained much genealogy research of his family lineage. He also enjoyed wintering in Florida. Powers said Skove made it a point of staying connected to his community, partly through reading The Herald Republican. He drove up to the age of 95. In the book, Skove said it was important to keep his “brave, active hard drive” going. In the book, he said, “Each day, I stay busy, occupied and connected to life. And I always have Buddy to have someone to talk to.” Memorials may be made in Skove’s memory to the Pleasant View Church of Christ, 200 Fox Lake Road, Angola, IN 46703 or to the Powers Church c/o Marcia Powers, 8090 E 40S, Angola, IN 46703.

Classic Lotto 47: 01-16-22-23-25-44. Keno: 07-08-15-18-20-24-27-28-31-3240-42-43-50-51-55-57-62-66-69-71-79. Ohio: Midday: 0-1-9, 3-1-3-8, 1-5-6-5-8. Evening: 8-7-2, 8-3-3-7, 2-2-3-6-4. Rolling Cash 5: 10-15-27-3235. Classic Lotto: 02-10-22-23-27-31, Kicker: 6-2-2-6-4-4. Illinois: Hit or Miss morning: 02-03-07-09-10-11-12-14-17-18-2024, GLN : 4. My 3 midday: 0-4-3. Pick Three-midday: 6-9-4, Fireball: 1. Pick Four midday: 7-1-1-0, Fireball: 1.

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officiating. Visitation is at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Memorials are to Whitley County Humane Shelter.

Catherine Lahey KENDALLVILLE — Catherine Lahey, 78, died Saturday, at Prescence Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. Funeral services are pending at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville.

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Cat emerges from freeze FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — A cat that spent at least three winter days in a northwest Ohio drainpipe has been rescued after initially refusing attempts to lure it out with tuna, the classic call of “here, kitty, kitty” and even a cellphone app that meowed. The Courier newspaper reports a resident in Findlay heard the cat’s cries Wednesday. Groundskeepers at a school cut through the

pipe Friday to free the orange cat, which was muddy, emaciated and hypothermic. The male cat has been named Piper. It has a broken leg and other injuries signaling it’s had a rough time lately. But things are looking up, with a number of people volunteering to adopt if it goes unclaimed. One veterinarian assessed the cat this way: “If they truly have nine lives, he probably has three left.”



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Spill blow to W. Va. capitol CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — On the third day without clean tap water, business owners with empty dining rooms and quiet aisles of merchandise around West Virginia’s capital were left to wonder how much of an economic hit they’ll take from a chemical spill. Most visitors have cleared out of Charleston while locals are either staying home or driving out of the area to find somewhere they can get a hot meal or take a hot shower. Orders not to use tap water for much other than flushing toilets mean that the spill is an emergency not just for the environment but also for local businesses. A water company executive said Saturday that it could be days before uncontaminated water is flowing again for about 300,000 people in nine West Virginia counties. The uncertainty means it’s impossible to estimate the economic impact of the spill yet, said the leader of the local chamber of commerce. Virtually every restaurant was dark Saturday,


Members of the West Virginia Army National Guard, along with a member of the Belle Police Department and a volunteer, offload emergency water from a military truck to a forklift as citizens line up for water at the Belle Fire Department, Saturday, in Belle, W.Va. About 300,000 people Saturday entered their third day of not being able to take showers and wash clothes.

unable to use water to prepare food, wash dishes or clean employees’ hands. Meanwhile, hotels had emptied and foot traffic was down at many retail stores. “I haven’t been able to cook anything at home and was hoping they were open,� Bill Rogers, 52, said outside a closed Tudor’s Biscuit World in Marmet, just east of Charleston. “It seems like every place is closed. It’s frustrating. Really frustrating.� In downtown Charleston, the Capitol Street row of restaurants and bars were locked up. Amid them, The Consignment Shop was open, but

business was miserable. The second-hand shop’s owner said she relies on customers who come downtown to eat and drink. “It’s like a ghost town,� Tammy Krepshaw said. “I feel really bad for all my neighbors. It’s sad.� The person she doesn’t feel bad for is Freedom Industries President Gary Southern, who told reporters the day before that he was having a long day and quickly wrapped up a news conference on the chemical spill so he could fly out of the area. “People want answers. They deserve answers,� Krepshaw said.

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The death tolls are huge and the individual incidents gruesome. One estimate says nearly 10,000 people have been killed in South Sudan in a month of warfare, while in neighboring Central African Republic combatants in Muslim-vs.-Christian battles have beheaded children. Sub-Saharan Africa has seen a very violent start to 2014, with raging conflicts in South Sudan and Central African Republic, as well as continued violence in Congo, and attacks in Somalia and Kenya. Compared to decades past, Africa and its people are suffering from fewer conflicts today, but several recent outbreaks of violence are cause for concern, said J. Peter Pham, director of the Washington-based think tank Africa Center at the Atlantic Council. The conflicts also lack strong international peacekeeping, he said. “Peacekeeping in Africa, whether under the formal

auspices of the United Nations or those of the African Union, suffers today from the same two limitations which they have been burdened with since the very first U.N. peacekeeping mission, the 1960-1964 operation in the Congo (ONUC), namely lack of political will resulting in a weak mandate and lack of adequate forces,� he wrote by email. The conflict that broke out in South Sudan on Dec. 15 saw violence radiate across the country as ethnic groups targeted each other. Shortly afterward Uganda dispatched troops and military equipment to aid South Sudan’s central government from breakaway units of that country’s military. Casie Copeland, South Sudan analyst for the International Crisis Group, said violence in Africa tends to involve other countries and noted a “long history of regional involvement in African conflicts.� The U.N. Security Council on Friday, however,

Private email at core of New Jersey traffic scandal cords request last month asking for emails related to the Port Authority’s decision to close the bridge lanes. The request specifically sought emails between David Wildstein, a Christie-appointed Port Authority official, and employees in the governor’s office. The newspaper received a response from Christie’s office 10 days later, stating that the office “reviewed its records� but did not find any responsive emails. Weeks later, however, emails similar to what The Record asked for were made public after being obtained under subpoena by state Assembly Democrats. It’s unclear why the governor’s office didn’t turn over apparently responsive emails from the Yahoo Mail account of Christie’s former deputy chief of staff, Bridget Anne Kelly. She used the service to send messages to Wildstein, who ordered the bridge lanes closed. Representatives in Christie’s office did not immediately return messages seeking comment Friday. Public records laws, which can vary widely from state to state, govern how officials’

documents and correspondence should be stored and released. But those laws largely have been slow to catch up to the digital age. The result creates a gray area for how state and federal employees can use electronic services, such as personal email accounts and phone text messages, to conduct their business. It also creates murkiness for how those records should be disclosed to an inquisitive public. For instance, The Associated Press found last year that some of President Barack Obama’s political appointees, including Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, used secret, unpublished email accounts at work. Officials said the emails are still searchable under the federal Freedom of Information Act, although the AP was unable to confirm that practice. Christie’s Democratic predecessor, Jon Corzine, had fought to keep secret emails he exchanged with his ex-girlfriend, a former union leader. The state’s highest court ruled in 2009 he could keep those messages private.


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SHARON: Suffered a stroke in 2005, fell into coma LEGISLATORS: Ober, R-Albion, sponsoring four bills FROM PAGE A1


coma. His body was to lie in state at the parliament on Sunday before he is laid to rest at his ranch in southern Israel on Monday, Israeli media reported. Vice President Joe Biden will lead the U.S. delegation. Sharon suffered his stroke in January 2006 and fell into a coma. Over the past week and a half, doctors reported a sharp decline in his condition as various bodily organs, including his kidneys, failed. On Saturday, Dr. Shlomo Noy of the Sheba Medical Center near Tel Aviv said “his heart weakened and he peacefully departed” with relatives by his bedside. His death was greeted with the same strong feelings he evoked in life. Israelis called him a war hero. His enemies called him a war criminal. President Barack Obama remembered Sharon as “a leader who dedicated his life to the state of Israel.” Former President George W. Bush, who was in the White House during Sharon’s tenure, called him a “warrior for the ages and a partner in seeking security for the Holy Land and a better, peaceful Middle East.”

estimated the signage would cost $25-$60 per bus. Zent will present a bill that would cut in half the six-year time frame the state now has to develop or pay for land seized through eminent domain. “If they’re going to utilize the land, they’ve got a three-year window to use it, and then if they don’t, those people are free to sell the land to somebody else or do something else with it. It’ll expedite government,” said Zent. A bill from Zent would allow holders of lifetime permits to carry weapons the option to put an endorsement on the back of a driver’s license that would eliminate the current paper permit. Zent said it would be a benefit to have a photo ID and description attached to the permit. Zent said he’s still working on a couple of bills that would limit abuse of benefits that veterans receive. Zent said he expects the session to be a whirlwind of laws and politics. He said the short session was described by a colleague as “like getting a drink of water from a fire hose.” “It is immense, and I have all the respect in the world for my previous legislators,” said Zent. “Until you’re here, you don’t realize just the intensity of what’s going on.”


In this Oct. 21, 1998 file photo, Israeli Foreign Minister Ariel Sharon, right, stands near but does not look at, or shake hands with, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat at Wye Plantation, Maryland. Before becoming a candidate, Sharon proudly boasted he had never shaken hands with Arafat, and called the Palestinian leader a “murderer and a liar” in an interview with the New Yorker magazine.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a rival and harsh critic of Sharon, said: “His memory will be enshrined forever in the heart of the nation.” President Shimon Peres, a longtime friend and rival, said “he was an outstanding man and an exceptional commander who moved his people and loved them and the people loved him.” The Palestinians, who

loathed Sharon as their most bitter enemy, distributed candy, prayed for divine punishment and said they regretted he was never held accountable for his actions, including a massacre in the Lebanese refugee camps of Sabra and Chatilla by Christian militiamen allied with Israel during the 1982 invasion that was largely his brainchild.

STORM: ‘People have to be prepared themselves’ FROM PAGE A1

evening at 6:35 p.m. when the call came in that the entire city of Auburn had lost power. Powers has a list of warming shelters that are available, and he put that plan into effect as he assisted Auburn officials. Part of the plan was to open DeKalb High School, which could temporarily house a large number of people. When DeKalb Central School Corp. officials opened the school, however, the furnace was not working properly, so authorities had to move to DeKalb Middle School, which was also on Powers’ list of possible warming shelters. “We had the plan to use for shelters,” Powers said. “That helped out a lot.” Police and other responders helped bring people to the middle school, while others were given temporary shelter in the basement of the county annex building on Ninth Street and in Auburn City Council chambers at City Hall. Another problem developed when a backup generator at Wesley Healthcare failed, Powers said. That facility had multiple residents on ventilators that stopped working when the power went out. Local responders had to manually operate ventilators. To aid in the effort, the Kendallville Fire Department’s mass casualty trailer was brought in because it has oxygen. Fortunately, one of the firefighters who was assisting was able to get the generator up and running at Wesley, Powers said. Shortly after the power went out, the central dispatching center in DeKalb County was overwhelmed with calls, Powers said. The 911 system eventually went down and needed to be addressed. That problem turned out to be an overwhelmed server, and another one was added to help take on the extra load.

Communication key In Noble County, Newton ramped up the level of communication between county, municipal and emergency responders. Newton was able to set up a conference call between Noble County Sheriff Doug Harp, Kendallville Mayor Suzanne Handshoe and two Noble County commissioners to go over condition reports. He said he hopes to expand on the program in the future. Communication led to better “collaboration between cities and towns and the county,” Newton said. “It just kept people

Social media use spikes BY MATT GETTS

AUBURN — The more the snow fell, the faster the social media status rose. Social media sites such as Facebook saw a dramatic increase in visitors as people struggled to find critical information during last week’s storm that dumped more than a foot of snow on northeastern Indiana. This newspaper’s website,, had 56,834 page views on Monday when the entire area saw its travel limited to emergency vehicles only. That website had 20,556 page views on Sunday, before the storm began in earnest. On Tuesday, that number was 46,068. By Wednesday, page views were down to 21,502 as travel restrictions were lifted and some people were able to go back to work. Perhaps nowhere was the spike in social media more striking than in DeKalb County. That county’s Homeland Security Director, Roger Powers, did not have a Facebook page until Jan. 4. When the storm started, the site had one “like.” By the time the storm had left, more than 1,100 people had liked the site. better informed. Everybody knew what was going on. It makes us stronger.” Newton had a list of dialysis patients who needed to go to the hospital and was able to assist in getting snowplows to these people. “We were aware where they were going and where they were going to be picked up,” Newton said. Clawson also cited communication and collaboration as being keys. She said everyone communicated well, and it started even before the first snowflake fell. On Jan. 3, the Friday before the storm, a meeting was held with a variety of officials from Steuben County. “We were ramping up on what we may need,” Clawson said. “All of the emergency responders had plans in place.” Officials decided to stage four EMS units throughout the county. The county highway department paired up plows with each EMS unit. The plows were available 24 hours a day to help ambulance crews to get where they needed to go. Dealing with the storm

Powers said 400 people saw the Facebook announcement that the storm was coming. That number grew to 2,901 when a Level 1 snow emergency was enacted, limiting travel to all but emergency vehicles in DeKalb County. When the entire city of Auburn lost power on Monday evening, 4,000 people logged onto the Facebook page to read an announcement regarding emergency shelters. That number rose to 4,300 when the Level 1 emergency was lifted on Wednesday. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department has had a Facebook page for a considerable amount of time before the storm, it had 1,300 “likes,” Powers said. After the storm, that number had risen to 4,000. When the snow emergency was declared, the sheriff’s department’s Facebook announcement had more than 61,000 views. When the next incident happens, Powers said, he will utilize Facebook more. “I didn’t know social media would be able to reach so many people,” Powers said. “Our Facebook was slammed. It grew as the storm kept coming.” and school officials led to a revelation for Powers. He learned he could have access to mass-notification call systems operated by DeKalb Central and DeKalb Eastern school corporations. Those systems would allow him to get information out quickly to a large number of people. “I wasn’t aware we could use that,” Powers said.

Personal responsibility No matter how well prepared government responders are, citizens need to realize resources are limited, homeland security directors said. “People have to be prepared themselves,” Powers said. Cars need to have full tanks of gas. Cell phones need to be charged. People should make others aware of their travel plans, including time of expected arrival. Newton said people also should have good supplies of food and water in the event people are homebound for days at a stretch. “Preparedness begins in the house,” Newton said. “Don’t bet your life on somebody getting to you.”

Ben Smaltz Rep. Ben Smaltz, R-Auburn, will present four bills for consideration. Smaltz said each represents “commonsense” legislation built from talking with constituents. Smaltz’s signature legislaSmaltz tion is his methamphetamine bill, which he said he has been researching and crafting for years. The bill aims to “make it very hard to be a meth addict in Indiana” by enhancing the penalties for possessing and dealing the drug or paraphernalia and doing so in the presence of a child. It also would make it tougher to buy ingredients for the drug. Smaltz’s said his District 52 ranks No. 2 in the state in meth statistics, and he said he’s cracking down.

Smaltz will present a welfare reform bill that aims to reduce fraud by forcing recipients to present a photo ID to receive benefits and allow only nutritional food to be purchased with food stamps. The bill also would require drug testing of welfare recipients. Another bill from Smaltz would correct a tax code flaw that taxes home sellers on income they did not earn. Smaltz said that currently, as an example, if a homeowner owns a $100,000 home and pays 5 percent interest, but sells that home on a contract with 7 percent interest, the state charges the entire 7 percent while the home owner is earning only 2 percent from the sale. Smaltz also will present a bill that would allow the market to decide the number of students able to live on Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne’s campus. Smaltz said currently, only 10 percent of IPFW’s student body is allowed to live on campus. Smaltz called the rule “silly” and “bureaucratic.” Smaltz said after a freshman year in the House filled with learning the ropes during 2013, he comes into this short session more confident and without so much unknown. He said he has learned the importance of having bills finely tuned and ready for presentation. “It’s so fast, so you have to have your legislation done and prepared,” Smaltz said. “I’ve spent weeks studying and preparing and making sure my legislation is good to go, because there’s so many bills coming and there’s only so many committee meetings. You may have a great bill, but because of time, they can’t hear them all.”

David Ober Rep. David Ober, R-Albion, is sponsoring four bills. One would help a proposed winery-brewery on the former Kneipp Springs farm north of Rome City. The bill would make it legal to operate a Ober winery and a brewery in the same space, Ober said. Nathan and Rachel Schermerhorn of Wawaka are proposing to open the business on Northport Road.

“When that finally goes in, it’s going to be a significant economic generator for Rome City and central Noble County,” Ober said. “Hopefully, we can figure out how to help them get started. There’s nothing in state law right now that prohibits it, but there’s nothing that grants permission.” Ober said his plan would legalize a common tasting room so a visitor could buy beer or wine by the glass and carry it through a shared space or even to an exterior venue. Among his other bills, “the one that I’m most excited about,” Ober said, would protect students who have food allergies. It would specify who can administer emergency care for food allergies in schools and universities, who can train those people and how to stock epinephrine in cafeterias or residence halls. As a young legislator, Ober said, “I feel it’s important to represent issues that are important to young people.” He said college students run a higher risk of food allergy emergencies than other age groups. “I hope we can take these policies and make them work so it’s safer to go to college if you have a food allergy,” he said. Another bill sponsored by Ober aims to prevent frivolous lawsuits against employers with late payrolls. Now, he said, unlimited damages can be assessed. “We’re trying to rein that in a little bit with common sense,” he said. The bill would allow damages of amount owed, plus 10 percent per day and attorney fees. A second part of the bill is pro-employee, Ober said. It would allow employers and workers to agree that a company could pay for education and be repaid through paycheck withholding. The same plan could be used for uniforms and equipment or tools. “If someone wants more skills, we can help them get it,” Ober said. Ober also is sponsoring a bill to change the statute of limitations for surveyors. He said now, a surveyor is liable for a mistake for 10 years after the error is discovered. He proposes a limit of 10 years after a survey is recorded with the county recorder.

HEALTH: Navigators only guide, do not pick plans FROM PAGE A1

said DeKalb Health public information officer Terri Christiansen, adding, “We’re not here to guide them to pick any one insurance.” Cantrell agreed, saying, “We cannot steer people toward a plan.” One of the most common things the navigators do is to help people decipher insurance language, Cantrell said. They can help people determine what care is in or out of network and what those terms mean, as well as understanding details such as deductibles, she said. The biggest challenge to navigators in the beginning of the sign-up process in October was the website, Cantrell said. As reported nationally, it could take people hours to fill out an application. That’s no longer the case, Cantrell said, adding, “As time’s gone on, we’re able to help people now, and that website’s working a lot better.” It now can take a single person with no children only about 20 minutes to navigate the site, said Dee Scott, MDWise’s representative for northeast Indiana. MDWise is the fourth state-approved marketplace plan, which recently became available in Noble and LaGrange counties. If more family members are involved, it can a bit take longer. “You do have to enter everybody,” Scott said. The hospital isn’t compensated for providing navigators, Christiansen said. No one is paid for applications or anything else in the process. It’s being offered

New plan provider enters two local counties Until recently, the fourth state-approved marketplace health plan was not offered in any of the four northeast corner counties. Anthem, which has Parkview hospitals as in-network, was in all four counties. Recently that changed when the fourth state-approved plan, MDWise, became available in Noble and LaGrange counties. The Lutheran Hospital system is in-network for MDWise. Doctors were the reason MDWise came to Noble and LaGrange counties, said Dee Scott, a representative for MDWise.

as a proactive service to the community, she said. Navigators also are provided by Community Action of Northeast Indiana, which is planning an event to help people get answers on the Affordable Care Act, said Cathy Pollick, CANI’s navigator for Steuben, DeKalb and LaGrange counties. “Get Covered” will be presented at Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County Jan. 23. It will be a free information session on insurance and benefits, the marketplace and application process, followed by assistance with completing applications, Pollick said. To apply, a participant will need an email address, a

“MDWise chose their service area based on service providers,” she said. In other words, which marketplace plans are in a given county will be based on which insurance plans one or more doctors in that county accept, Scott said. People may want to choose their plans based on whether their doctors are in or out of network, Scott said. Scott represents MDWise in Noble, LaGrange, Allen, Cass, Whitley, Huntington and DeKalb counties. MDWise does not serve as a marketplace plan in DeKalb, Whitley or Huntington counties, but provides Medicaid services there.

photo ID and last year’s tax return, Pollick said. Sessions will run from 1-3 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. For more information, call Pollick at 423-3546, ext. 256. DeKalb Health can be reached at 925-4600. Noble County CANI navigator Karly Rouse can be reached at 349-0984. Jessi Kamleiter of Claimaid Consulting Corp. also serves in Noble County, and can be reached at 347-2453. It’s important that anyone wanting to sign up for this year do so before the deadline of March 31 passes, Christiansen said. Otherwise they’ll have to wait until the next sign-up period begins Oct. 1.





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Patriots pound Indianapolis FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — LeGarrette Blount ran the Patriots into their third straight AFC championship game. The 250-pound back had four touchdown runs and New England kept Andrew Luck from a second straight comeback win to beat the Indianapolis Colts 43-22 Sunday night. Blount scored on three 2-yard runs in the first half, then burst through the right side of the line and rambled 73 yards into the end zone, where he placed the ball gently on the ground made soggy by a game-long rain. He finished with 166 yards on 24 carries. On the next series, Luck threw his third interception and the Patriots capitalized with Stevan Ridley’s second touchdown run, a 1-yarder that finished the scoring with 11:12 left. The Patriots (13-4) will face the winner of the game Sunday between the Broncos and Chargers. It will be in Denver if the Broncos win, and New England will host it if the


Indianapolis Colts wide receiver LaVon Brazill (15) pulls in a touchdown pass over New England cornerback Alfonzo

Chargers win. The Colts (12-6) never led. Blount joined Ricky Watters, who had five

Dennard, right, during the first half of an AFC divisional NFL playoff football game in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday.

touchdowns for San Francisco on Jan. 15, 1994, as the only players with four or more in a playoff

game. And the six rushing touchdowns by the Patriots tied the 49ers’ total in that game for second most in

playoff history. Blount’s big rushing performance came two weeks after he ran for 189 yards and returned two kickoffs for 145 yards in a 34-20 victory over Buffalo in the regular-season finale. Billed as a matchup between quarterbacks — long-time great Tom Brady and second-year star Luck — the Patriots’ leader was content to hand off while Luck threw an interception on his second pass and never found consistency. He threw two touchdown passes to LaVon Brazill but also threw four interceptions. Luck threw three interceptions a week earlier but led the Colts from a 38-10 deficit early in the third quarter to a 45-44 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in a wild-card game. The Colts trailed 21-12 at halftime against the Patriots and cut it to 29-22 on a 35-yard pass to Brazill with 5:01 left in the third. The Patriots dominated the rest of the way.

IU edges Trine win in attack mode Penn St. BY KEN FILLMORE

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ANGOLA — Trine University’s men’s basketball team had more STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) offensive punch than — Indiana coach Tom Crean Adrian and showed it in issues periodical reminders to his defeating the Bulldogs players about his disdain for corner 69-59 in a Michigan 3-pointers. Intercollegiate Athletic Austin Etherington provided Association game at an exception in the late going on Hershey Hall Saturday Saturday against Penn State. afternoon. The little-used sophomore “We have to attack, forward collected himself after a attack, attack,” Thunder pump-fake and drilled a 3-pointer coach Brooks Miller from the spot Crean despises the said. “We’ve got to do most, giving the Hoosiers the lead that, and that’s why for good in a 79-76 comeback we create angles in our victory over the Nittany Lions on offense in everything that Saturday. we run. I love the way Etherington, averaging just we responded after the 1.6 points per game coming in, Hope game.” missed a layup in his only other A bigger Flying shot during the game but did not Dutchmen team, led hesitate after getting one Penn by 6-foot-10 center State defender out of the way with Nate VanArendonk, a well-executed fake, then pulling blocked 10 Trine shots up as another Nittany Lion ran at in their 75-61 home him with arms outstretched. win Thursday night in “I felt good,” Etherington said, Holland, Mich. The “and I felt it was the right shot.” Thunder did not have One that propelled Indiana any shots put back at (11-5, 1-2 Big Ten) to the biggest them by the Bulldogs rally of Crean’s six-year tenure. Saturday. The Hoosiers trailed by 15 points But Adrian showed some fight to comeback in the first half but avoided the against Trine in the program’s first 0-3 start in the second half despite being Big Ten in three years behind Etherington’s gutsy shot and in transition and being six free throws over the final 50 offensively limited. The seconds. Bulldogs lost their best “I’m proud of the way we player Eric Lewis before responded to the adversity of the the season began to a game,” Crean said. “We grew up. season-ending injury, but We played with real confidence. have received a spark SEE HOOSIERS, PAGE B3 from fifth-year senior


Trine University’s Todd Watkins goes up for a shot as he is fouled by Adrian’s Rickey Jackson during the second half of a Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association men’s college basketball game Saturday afternoon at Trine’s Hershey Hall in Angola.

Wes Reed in his final season of eligibility. The Thunder (8-5, 1-1

MIAA) built a 15-point lead early in the second half. Adrian (4-9, 0-2) cut

that deficit down to five at 44-39 after Ben Rodak converted a three-point play with 10 minutes, 24 seconds to go. Trine answered with a decisive 11-0 run, capped on a driving dunk by Tyler Good with 6:23 left that made it a 55-39 game. There was a four-point possession in that flurry as Good and Todd Watkins each made two free throws in between a flagrant foul by Bulldog Drew Torey. The Thunder’s aggressiveness was evident in ther free-throw shooting advantage over Adrian. They made 28-of-34 charity tosses while the Bulldogs only went 12-of-17. Sophomore post player Jared Holmquist led Trine with 22 points, eight rebounds and two blocked shots. He had 40 points and 15 rebounds in the Thunder’s first two MIAA games and that productivity is more a product of his assertiveness than anything else according to Miller. “Jared is as attentionworthy as Good and Will (Dixon). When Jared makes a conscious effort to attack, we’re a better basketball team,” Miller said. “We need three playmakers, and Jared is a playmaker.” SEE THUNDER, PAGE B3

Levitz leads PH through WN Super Duals FROM STAFF REPORTS

LIGONIER — Prairie Heights wrestler Doug Levitz led the Panthers on an undefeated run through the West Noble Super Duals in high school wrestling action Saturday. Levitz, the Panthers’ 145-pounder, was named the tournament’s outstanding wrestler in the 10-team event held in Ligonier. The Panthers went 5-0 on the day and Levitz also assembled a 5-0 individual record while pinning all of his opponents. Lane Waite (138) also went 5-0 for the Panthers and had three pins. Kade Gerbers (182-195) went undefeated on the day and had two pins. Prairie Heights coach

Brett Smith said he was very happy with his team’s performance at West Noble. “We’ve had kind of a tough stretch lately,” he said. “We went to Mishawaka and didn’t place there and then went to New Haven and went 1-4. It’s been a tough schedule. But this was a big step in the right direction, especially with conference and sectional tournaments coming up.” The hosting Chargers also had a good day, going 4-1. West Noble had three grapplers go undefeated on the day: Taylor Grim, Chandler Hyndman and Oscar Reyes. Also, three others earned 4-1 records: Cameron Francis, Keaton Taylor and Johnny

Hernandez. West Noble lost its only match to Bremen, while defeating Michigan City, White Pigeon, Caston and Wapahani. Central Noble won two matches and lost three. The Cougars defeated Michigan City and Bremen. Prairie Heights recorded victories over Central Noble, Whitko, Bremen, Jimtown and Caston. The Lions are ranked ninth in Class 1A, followed by the Cougars. The Panthers also had a few junior varsity wrestlers in action at West Noble. Nick DeLancey (145-152), Andrew Aguilar (152) and Tyler Christman (170) each went 3-0 on the day with three pins to lead Heights.


Kade Gerbers, top, won all five of his matches on the day to help Prairie Heights win the West Noble Invitational Saturday.




Seahawks rumble past Saints, 23-15 SEATTLE (AP) — Marshawn Lynch overpowered the New Orleans Saints in the postseason — again. Lynch ran for 140 yards and two touchdowns, Steven Hauschka kicked three field goals in blustery conditions and Seattle’s defense flustered Drew Brees and New Orleans in a 23-15 victory Saturday in the NFC divisional playoff game. The top-seeded Seahawks advanced to the NFC championship game for the second time in franchise history and will host San Francisco or Carolina next Sunday. Seattle last reached the conference title game in the 2005 playoffs. Seattle shut out the Saints in the first half, got Lynch’s first 100-yard game since Week 10 of the regular season and received a spark from the brief return of Percy Harvin before he left with a concussion. Lynch scored on a 15-yard run in the first half and capped the victory with a 31-yard scoring run with 2:40 left that coach Pete Carroll celebrated by jumping into offensive line coach Tom Cable’s arms. Lynch stiff-armed Keenan Lewis on his way to the end zone for the clinching score that left CenturyLink Field swaying. While the clinching score lacked the stunning explosiveness of Lynch’s “Beast Quake” touchdown run against the Saints in the 2010 playoffs, this one was more important. It ensured Seattle would not be the latest No. 1 seed to get upset by a No. 6 seed in the divisional round.

Lynch finished with 28 carries and made up for another shaky day passing by Russell Wilson. Seattle’s offense was a concern heading into the postseason and, outside of Lynch, did little to quell those worries. Wilson missed on five of his first six pass attempts to start the second half but came through with a vital 31-yard completion to Doug Baldwin with 2:57 remaining. On the next play, Lynch got a key seal block on the edge from Jermaine Kearse and raced down the sideline for his second TD. Wilson finished 9 of 18 for a career-low 103 yards. His leading receiver was Harvin, making his second appearance of the season after nearly getting put on injured reserve less than two weeks ago. Harvin had three receptions for 21 yards in the first half and one rush for 9 yards, but left the game late in the first half with a concussion. Hauschka hit field goals of 38 and 49 yards with the windy, rainy conditions at his back and hit a 26-yarder into the wind late in the third quarter. Brees finished 24 of 43 for 309 yards and put a scare into Seattle in the closing seconds. After Lynch’s touchdown, Brees took the Saints 80 yards in nine plays, capped with a 9-yard TD pass to Marques Colston with 26 seconds left that made it 23-15. Colston then recovered the onside kick when it caromed off the chest of Golden Tate and directly to the Saints’ receiver. Brees took over at his 41

with 24 seconds left and Jimmy Graham caught his first pass of the game on an 8-yard completion. Brees spiked the ball to stop the clock, then found Colston near the sideline. Instead of stepping out of bounds to have one more play, Colston tried to throw across the field to Darren Sproles. The pass was forward and the penalty for an illegal forward pass ran off the final 10 seconds of the clock giving Seattle the victory. Khiry Robinson rushed for a career-high 57 yards and had a 1-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter as the Saints continued to stress the running game. New Orleans finished with 108 yards rushing on 26 attempts. The 2-point conversion by Mark Ingram pulled the Saints to 16-8. But New Orleans could never overcome Ingram’s fumble in the first half that led to Lynch’s first touchdown run and a 13-0 lead, and a pair of missed field goals by Shayne Graham. Both times Graham was wide left kicking into the wind after not missing after he was re-signed by the Saints late in the season. New Orleans was shut out in the first half for the third time in Sean Payton’s tenure as head coach and first since 2011. Brees was held to 34 yards passing in the half. Jimmy Graham was not targeted until the very end of the half and the pass was batted away by Earl Thomas. Colston finished with 11 receptions for 144 yards, but Graham was held to one catch for 8 yards.

Welker eager for return after a month away ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Wes Welker says he has no apprehensions about concussions or rust as he returns to the Denver Broncos’ lineup Sunday for the first time in more than a month. It’s the longest the 10-year pro has ever been sidelined. Welker missed the Broncos’ last 3½ games after sustaining his second concussion in a four-week span just before halftime in a game against Tennessee on Dec. 8. The Broncos sorely missed him four days

later in a 27-20 loss to San Diego, when they were just 2 for 9 on third down and suffered their only home loss of the season. “One of the first times I’ve been out of the game on the sidelines, so I’m very anxious to get back,” said Welker, who was cleared last week during the bye and quickly regained his rhythm with Peyton Manning. “Yeah, when you’ve played as long as I have it comes back pretty quick. I really wasn’t too worried about that,” Welker said.


Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) runs for a 15-yard touchdown in front of New Orleans Saints cornerback Corey White during Saturday’s NFC divisional playoff NFL game in Seattle.

No QB has Manning’s playoff experience or his heartbreak


Peyton Manning will lead the Denver Broncos into Sunday’s NFL playoff game against the San Diego Chargers.

DENVER (AP) — No quarterback has been to the playoffs more than Peyton Manning or experienced more heartache there, either. Only once in his previous dozen trips to the postseason party has Manning put his fingerprints on the Lombardi Trophy. His 9-11 postseason record stands in stark contrast to his 167-73 regular season mark and includes eight first-round exits, none more scarring than last year’s AFC


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Divisional round-home loss to Baltimore as the AFC’s top seed. He also lost his first playoff game in Indianapolis as the No. 1 seed after the 2005 season, then bounced back to win it all the next year. Since then, he’s won just two of seven playoff games and lost his last three. The meticulous quarterback renowned for his unrivaled work ethic and painstaking preparation doesn’t believe that’s because he grinds too much in January. “I really don’t believe so,” Manning said as he prepared for Sunday’s showdown between his Denver Broncos (13-3) and the San Diego Chargers (10-7). “I know people — it’s easy to summarize, to take a whole bunch of football seasons and lump them together. I personally don’t believe in that theory. “I think each season takes on its own identity and different things occurred along the way at different points of my career. This is the 2013 season, 2014 postseason, and it’s its own chapter. We’re looking forward to hopefully writing it for a number of more weeks.” Manning set a slew of records this season, including 55 TD passes and 5,447 yards through the air as the Broncos became the highest-scoring team of the Super Bowl era. Five players scored 10 or more touchdowns. No team in history had ever had more than three players accomplish that feat. Yet for all his records and all his greatness, Manning’s fault-finders point to his cold-weather record — it’s 4-7 in sub-freezing temperatures at kickoff — and his playoff pratfalls — his 11 losses are tied with Brett Favre for most in NFL history — to suggest he won’t cap it all off with a championship in the first outdoor Super Bowl in a cold-weather city next month. Here’s the thing about the cold: In many of those games, Manning had the lesser team. That’s why he was on the road. And sometimes, he only played a series or two because his team had already clinched its playoff slot, but the loss went next to his name nonetheless.

And in the playoffs, you could point the finger at his supporting cast as much as you could at him, if not more. If Rahim Moore doesn’t make one of the biggest blunders in playoff history last year, Manning would be hailed for his fourth-quarter touchdown toss to beat the Ravens and not lambasted for his interception in overtime. And maybe now he’d be trying to defend a Super Bowl title instead of seeking atonement. That scarring defeat has driven Manning for 365 days. So doggedly determined to rectify that disappointment, Manning at times this season seemed in a hurry just to get back here. The regular season took on an air of being 20 preseason games with the real opener coming Sunday afternoon. Yet, all week, he was relaxed, embracing the pressure of this time of year. “If it’s just miserable this whole time, then why are you really doing it? I mean, there are other things you can do that might make you feel less miserable than if it’s just an absolute grind,” Manning said. “And maybe, as you get older, you think more in those lines, that, ‘Hey, this is a pretty unique opportunity to be in this position, to be one of just a few teams playing.’” Manning is coming off his best statistical season at age 37, just two years removed from the neck surgeries that weakened his throwing arm but strengthened his resolve. Yet, no matter how many more years he has left, he knows he won’t get many more chances. And so, he’s embracing this latest trip to the playoffs and enjoying the journey, relishing his chance to chase redemption and another ring. “It’s going to be a great atmosphere on Sunday, playing a good football team, and there is nothing else I would rather be doing,” Manning said. “And so that is certainly my goal to enjoy the preparation, not just the game, to actually enjoy the preparation part of it, enjoy being around the guys. “Because certainly, the light is at the end of the tunnel for me, no question. And so, I think you enjoy these things maybe even more.”



ND falls 2013:

ATLANTA (AP) — Daniel Miller has to face Garrick Sherman again, so the Georgia Tech center doesn’t want to say exactly what worked against his Notre Dame counterpart. “We did a lot of drills guarding him, watched a lot of film with his moves, so that was really important for us to just kind of shut him out,” Miller said. “They need him to be successful.” Trae Golden scored 20 points, Miller added 10 points and 13 rebounds and Georgia Tech beat Notre Dame 74-69 on Saturday. Despite blowing a 15-point lead they held midway through the second half, the Yellow Jackets (10-6, 1-2 ACC) went ahead for good when Golden’s 3-pointer from the left wing made it 70-68 in the final minute. Golden gave Georgia Tech its biggest lead at 15, but the Irish went on a 16-3 run to tie the game at 57 on Atkins’ three-point play. Notre Dame (10-6, 1-2), playing its first ACC road game after spending the last 18 seasons in the Big East Conference, was led by Eric Atkins’ 20 points and Garrick Sherman’s 13. Sherman missed his first nine field goal attempts, but hit six of his last nine shots, including a reverse layup to give the Irish a 68-67 lead with 1:15 remaining.

Local Briefs • Prep Wrestling Angola Hornets 3-2 at Peru duals PERU — Angola went 3-2 at the Peru Super 8 Duals Saturday. Chris Clute and Braxton Amos both went 5-0 on the day to lead the Hornets. Austin Bauer and Benson Benally both went 4-1.

Girls Basketball Marines lose at Churubusco CHURUBUSCO — Hamilton lost to Churubusco 54-31 in a Northeast Corner Conference game Saturday afternoon. The Eagles (6-8, 3-4 NECC) broke the game open by outscoring the Marines 17-6 in the second quarter to take a 30-15 halftime lead. Lindsay Upp had 18 points for the Marines (2-6, 0-5), who had not played since Dec. 21. Emma Gaff had six points and two steals and Sanne Van Roessel had five points, five rebounds and two steals.

College Hoops Trine women drop MIAA game at Albion ALBION, Mich. — Trine University’s women’s basketball team lost to Albion 56-50 in a Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association game Saturday afternoon at Kresge Gym. The Thunder played without key player Amy Newell and rallied from 12 points down early in the second half to tie the game at 37 after Kayla Dunn hit a jumper with 13 minutes, 58 seconds to go. The Britons answered with a 16-2 run over a span of 5:21 to retake control. Trine battled back again. Dunn hit a three-pointer to get the Thunder within three at 53-50 with 32 seconds left. Albion secured the win by making 3-of-4 free throws in the final 28 seconds. Brett deBear had 18 points, 11 rebounds and three assists to lead the Britons (6-8, 2-3 MIAA). DeKalb High graduate Bailey Tuttle played 16 minutes off the bench and had two points, four rebounds and a blocked shot. Albion outrebounded Trine 42-32. Kelsey Henselmeier had 15 points, six assists and two steals to pace the Thunder (3-11, 0-5). Dunn had 13 points and Megan Engle scored 10.



A year for the county girls

ANGOLA — To wrap up Steuben County sports in 2013 in a nutshell, it was a year for the ladies. The young women in the county achieved at such a high level this past year, from excelling in state finals at the prep level to performing very well for Trine University. This is collectively my sports story of the year for 2013. It’s safe to say it MAKING is very rare around PLAYS here to have four athletes sign with NCAA Division Ken Fillmore I programs in the same year. We had that with Angola’s Brittany Beard and twin sisters Rachel and Ericka Rinehart and Fremont’s Anna Aldrich. That does not even include our top athletes of 2013, Angola gymnast Alex Nickel and Fremont’s Abby Hostetler. Nickel was state runner-up all-around for the second straight year after scoring 38.15 at Ball State University on March 16. She was also state runner-up in the floor exercise with a 9.625. Nickel competed all-around for a little over a month after recovering a strained forearm muscle that limited her season, but she still qualified for her third straight state finals meet. Hostetler became the first Fremont High School student-athlete to run in four cross country state finals in November and achieved her best state finish ever by placing seventh. She also won her first regional title on her way to Terre Haute. Beard signed to run cross country and track at IPFW. Rachel Rinehart joined the Mastodons in basketball after becoming Angola’s career leading scorer in girls basketball. Ericka Rinehart signed to run distance for Ball State. Aldrich is also going the distance in the Mid-American Conference, but took her talents to Eastern Michigan. All four have been key contributors to their college teams in 2013. Beard ended her Hornet prep career with a bang. She made All-State by placing seventh in the 800-meter run in the finals at Indiana University in Bloomington on June 1 at 2 minutes, 15.41 seconds. That came after winning the Warsaw Regional in the 800 in a school-record time of 2:14.17. The Rinehart twins and Beard led Angola’s basketball team to Northeast Corner Conference regular season and tournament titles and to a Class 3A sectional final. Along the same theme, Prairie Heights’ Aspen Dirr set a new cross country school record every step along the postseason trail, and capped that run off at state in 37th place at 18:59.4. Also, Angola’s Kennedy Trine earned All-State honors for the second straight season in the pole vault after placing fifth in the state finals and Hamilton gymnast Alex Cool qualified for the state finals for the first time in 2013. Trine won the Warsaw Regional title by clearing the bar at a school-record height of 12 feet. Cool achieved career-best scores at the Valparaiso Regional on March 8 to place fourth all-around (37.6), third on balance beam (9.6) and fourth on the floor (9.675). Then she tied for seventh at state on the uneven bars (9.375) and finished 14th all-around at 36.45. Angola’s girls golf team and Fremont golfer Alivia Behnfeldt both reached regional play. The Hornet volleyball team also beat perennial state power Fairfield for the first time in over a decade on Sept. 3 at AHS. Claire Grubb had nine kills, Paige Emke had 13 digs, and Tori Yagodinski played a key role in the Hornet victory. At Trine, Carly Searles and Andi Gasco became the first pair of siblings to earn National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-American softball honors in the same season while at the same institution. Searles, a speedy centerfielder, was named a First Team All-American in NCAA Division III in May while Gasco, a pitcher and a designated player, made the Second Team. The Thunder rewrote record books in their program and in their


Fremont High School’s girls cross country runners dance to music before post-event award ceremonies of the New Haven Semistate on Oct. 26 at The Plex in Fort Wayne. The Eagles were ranked for most of the fall and were led by four-time state qualifier and three-time All-State placer Abby Hostetler, second girl with snow cap from right.


Angola standout gymnast Alex Nickel was the state runner-up all-around and on the floor exercise in 2013.

conference, the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association, including a .366 batting average, 76 home runs and 425 runs scored. Searles set single-season Trine softball records by hitting .464, scoring 63 runs and stealing 40 bases. Gasco set record with 19 home runs and 63 runs batted in. Trine won the NFCA’s Division III Leadoff Classic in Georgia in March, went through the MIAA undefeated and won the league tourney on its way to a 38-5 record. It entered the D-3 regional it hosted ranked second in the country. But two of those losses ended its season in the regional in May. Pitching not as sharp. Hitting did not come as easy, and seventh-seeded Anderson took the regional and advanced to the Division III World Series. Searles was a setter on the Thunder volleyball team who did it all this past fall, including hitting and digging. She led Trine back to the MIAA Tournament for the third consecutive year in November after losing two of the better players the program has ever had to graduation in middle hitter Betsy Irwin and setter Sarah Radekin. The No. 2 story was the Hornet tennis train continuing to roll, just ahead of the spectacular Class 3A sectional championship won by the Angola baseball team on its own diamond. The boys and girls both won sectional titles under coach Scott Hottell. That’s been ho-hum while what coach Jerry McDermid’s baseball Hornets did was much more dramatic and surprising. However, the difference between those stories was a couple of ball players who put together the best season ever by an AHS doubles tennis team. Markus Arnold and Craig Nofziger went 27-2 and won a state quarterfinal match en route to finishing fourth at the state finals in October. They led the Hornet boys to their sixth straight DeKalb Sectional title and their third straight NECC tournament crown. Arnold was the winning pitcher in relief and scored the winning run in the Hornets’ come-from-behind 6-5 victory in 11 innings over fifth-ranked Leo in the 3A Angola Sectional final on May 28. Justin Davis was the hero with a single that scored Arnold and Tyler Kennedy with nobody out in the bottom of the 11th after the Lions scored an unearned run in the top half of the frame. The power right arm of Skylar Parker and strong defense were big keys in the Hornets 20-9 season. They won the NECC tournament, and shared the regular season conference title with Fairfield. The year 2013 was also a very good one for Prairie Heights’ Zach


Sisters Andi Gasco, left, and Carly Searles led Trine University’s softball team to a No. 2 national ranking in NCAA Division III, another NCAA Tournament berth, the first undefeated season in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association play since 1999 and to the championship in the highest division at the National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s D-3 Leadoff Classic in 2013. Searles was named a First Team Division III All-American by the NFCA while Gasco was picked a Second Team All-American. Searles also led the Thunder volleyball team to the MIAA Tournament for the third straight season.

Shepard. The three-sport standout rose above the terrific duo of Westview’s Trey Kennedy and Nate Raber at the Wayne Regional with a fourth-place finish. But Shepard needed an at-large call to compete at state for the second straight year. Only one at-large spot was available and he made it count, placing fifth by clearing a personal-best height of 15 feet, 6 inches to receive All-State recognition. Shepard also won a sectional title in the spring in the 110 hurdles. He was named an Indianapolis Colts Academic All-Star in football the fall. Fremont’s Tyler Jenkins became the school’s all-time scoring leader in basketball and finished with 1,438 points. Hamilton’s Lindsey Stoy ended her prep cage career in 2013 with 1,009 points. As always, coaches come and go over the course of a year. A big loss was Angola gymnastics coach Carrie Heator essentially retiring. Heator coached her daughter Kayla and Nickel to state championships and led the Hornet gymnasts to their first team sectional title in March. Carrie also announced the sale of the Tri-State Gymnastics gym to Misti Evans in June. Another big loss was Charlie Massi leaving Trine in the middle of the fall to return home to northeast Ohio. He built up numbers in a big way as the Thunder’s head coach for men’s cross country and men’s track and field, and is now an assistant coach and head recruiting coordinator with the cross country and track programs at NCAA Division II Tiffin University. Two notably big coaching gains for the county came over the summer in Dave Moyer for Angola softball and Amanda (Portis) Malefyt for Trine women’s cross country. Moyer, a Pleasant Lake resident, led Bishop Dwenger to a 3A state softball title in 2010 and three sectional championships. Malefyt won an NAIA national title for the Thunder in the 10,000 in 2003. Also for Trine, the men’s golf

HOOSIERS: Vonleh leads Indiana with 19 points FROM PAGE B1

We’re going to build on it.” Noah Vonleh scored a career-high 19 points for Indiana, including 12 straight to start the game to keep the Hoosiers in it when it appeared Penn State was ready to provide another emotional boost to the university on the same day the football program lured

James Franklin away from Vanderbilt to replace Bill O’Brien. While Nittany Lions coach Patrick Chambers welcomed Franklin to Happy Valley and wished him “the best of luck,” Chambers was more concerned about his own team’s inability to close out the Hoosiers. He chastised leading scorer

Tim Frazier for being limited to 10 points due to foul trouble — seven points under Frazier’s average — and shook his head at Indiana’s 18 offensive rebounds and 29-for-35 performance at the free throw line. “We’re a whiny team right now,” Chambers said. “It’s got to stop.”

team was third in the MIAA’s spring NCAA qualifier tournament, and made the conference’s the 2014 qualifier in the fall. The baseball team reached the ultimate championship game of the MIAA Tournament against perennial league power Adrian at Hope and led the Bulldogs 2-0 after five innings on May 10. But Adrian rallied to win 3-2 in 10 innings to take the NCAA tournament bid. Both Thunder basketball teams made the MIAA Tournament in February. Trine’s men’s and women’s golf teams both qualified for the MIAA’s NCAA-qualifying tournament this past fall. Thunder wrestler Elias Larson finished his career with his third NCAA Division III All-American honor, placing eighth at 157 pounds at nationals in March in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He got a first-period pin over Kevin Fynboh of Concordia (Minn.) while injured in the final match he wrestled in for Trine before defaulting for the rest of the tournament. Senior left tackle Taylor Sprague was the big bright spot during an uncharacteristic down season for Trine football, which finished 4-6. Sprague was named a Division III First Team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association earlier this month. Track standout Tyler Bourdo became an All-American in May by finishing eighth in the final of the 400-meter run at 48.17 seconds in LaCrosse, Wis. He also made the indoor nationals in 400 in March in Naperville, Ill. Bourdo also ran at nationals outdoors in the 4-by-400 relay with teammates Luke Fimreite, Dan Linder and Nate Konzen and finished 16th. Thunder cager Ian Jackson was named MIAA Player of the Year, made first team all-district and was Third Team All-American as picked by the coaches, a Fourth Team All-American by DIII News and an All-American honorable mention by

THUNDER: Miller proud of Hall’s play over past two games FROM PAGE B1

Miller commended the play of junior guard Dustin Hall off the bench. The coach thought Hall’s play defensively was important in the Thunder’s first MIAA victory of the season. “It’s a matter of Dustin

being more consistent,” Miller said. “He also played well at Hope, too.” Good had 19 points, including making all nine of his free throws, and the freshman Dixon added 10. Rodak led Adrian with 19 points and seven rebounds.




MSU prevails without Payne EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State can’t count on many of its players to perform consistently well. Keith Appling has been an exception in Big Ten play. Appling scored 24 points to help the fifth-ranked Spartans beat Minnesota 87-75 in overtime Saturday after overcoming a double-digit deficit in the second half and blowing a lead late in regulation. “No lead is safe at the end of a game, especially in the Big Ten,” Appling said. The Spartans (15-1, 4-0 Big Ten) are well aware of that fact. The Spartans scored 15 straight points while holding the Golden Gophers (13-4, 2-2) scoreless for nearly 8 minutes after trailing 53-43 with 15:57 left. Michigan State missed an opportunity to win in regulation for the second straight game, losing a five-point lead in the last 13 seconds. The Spartans were without Adreian Payne because of a sprained right foot. “There’s nothing medically wrong that we can observe,” coach Tom Izzo said. “There’s no stress fracture. He wanted to play. He’s not being a wimp. He just didn’t feel he could, so I didn’t want to take a chance and suit him up.” Payne didn’t start the previous game, but scored 18 points in an overtime win over No. 3 Ohio State in which Michigan State wasted a 17-point lead in the second half. “We deserve some criticism for how we’ve executed,” Izzo said. Late in regulation, the Gophers (13-4, 2-2) made plays and got a break that gave them a shot to pull off an upset. Minnesota’s Malik Smith made his fifth 3-pointer, Gary Harris missed two free throws with 11.3 seconds left for the Spartans and DeAndre Mathieu’s layup with 1.7 seconds left tied the game and sent it to overtime. First-year Gophers coach Richard Pitino was glad Mathieu made the shot, but it wasn’t the one he wanted. “I was running a play and trying to shoot a 3 to be honest with you,” Pitino said. Michigan State scored the first nine points of OT, ending Minnesota’s chance to beat a top-five team on its home court for the first time in school history and to win at the Breslin Center for the first time since 1997. “Anytime you go on the road in a great environment and you step up for 40 minutes and you don’t win the game, it is a bit of a missed opportunity,” Pitino said. “But there will be plenty more.” Minnesota’s next two home games are against Ohio State and Wisconsin, teams currently ranked No. 3 and No. 4 in The Associated Press poll. The Spartans barely did enough to keep winning and match the best 16-game record Izzo has had in 19 seasons, equaling the record they had during the 2000-01 season as defending national champions.

Men’s Top 10 •


In this Oct. 1, 2013, file photo, New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez arrives at the offices of Major League Baseball in New York. Rodriguez’s drug suspension has been cut to 162 games from 211 by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, a decision sidelining the New York Yankees third baseman the entire 2014 season.

Alex Rodriguez banned for 2014 MLB campaign AP

Michigan State’s Keith Appling (11) shoots against Minnesota’s Andre Hollins (1) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday in East Lansing, Mich. Michigan State won 87-75 in overtime.

Minnesota guard Austin Hollins turned the ball over with 42 seconds left and teammate Andre Hollins had an ill-advised 3-pointer blocked with 23 seconds left, trailing by three on each possession. Then, the Gophers struggled to take care of the basketball in OT and couldn’t stop the Spartans. “We just made some bonehead plays,” Andre Hollins said. Minnesota needed more than 4 minutes to score in the extra period and those points pulled it within seven. “We came in confident,” Andre Hollins said. “We expected to win this game. It’s not a moral victory. We have to give them a lot of credit for making their free throws.” Andre Hollins scored 24 and Smith had 17 points off the bench. Smith scored 11 of his points, nine on 3-pointers, in the first 12 minutes of the game to help the Gophers lead 41-36 at halftime after making 7 of 12 shots beyond the arc. They made just 3 of 14 3-pointers in the second half and overtime. Harris had 19 points and redshirt freshman Kenny Kaminski scored a season-high 15 — all on 3-pointers. No. 2 Syracuse 57, North Carolina 45 C.J. Fair scored 20 points, Jerami Grant had 12 points and a career-high 12 rebounds for the host Orange. Syracuse (16-0, 3-0) evened its all-time record against the North Carolina (10-6, 0-3) to 4-4. UNC

started 0-2 in ACC play three times in the past five years and five times overall, and the loss to Syracuse equaled the worst conference start in school history in 1996-97, Dean Smith’s final year as head coach. No. 7 Baylor 88, TCU 62 In Waco, Texas, Taurean Prince scored 15 of his career-high 23 points off the bench when Baylor took control before halftime and went on to a victory over instate rival TCU. The Bears (13-2, 1-1 Big 12) won their 13th consecutive home game. No. 8 Villanova 74, St. John’s 67 In New York, JayVaughn Pinkston had 15 points and 10 rebounds and Villanova overcame some early shooting woes to beat St. John’s. The Wildcats (15-1, 4-0 Big East) came into the game having shot better than 50 percent from the field and 3-point range in their last three games. Against St. John’s (9-6, 0-3) they struggled from both in the first half shooting 25.9 percent from the field (7 of 27) and 22.2 percent from 3 (2 of 9). Oklahoma 87, No. 9 Iowa State 82 In Norman, Okla., Buddy Hield scored 22 points and Ryan Spangler added 16 points and a career-high 15 rebounds to help Oklahoma knock off previously unbeaten Iowa State. Isaiah Cousins added 17 points for the Sooners (13-3, 2-1 Big 12), who ended No. 9 Iowa State’s school-best winning streak at 14 games.

Blackhawks lose to Montreal in OT MONTREAL (AP) — Andrei Markov scored two goals, including at 1:28 of overtime, to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night. Markov took a deflected pass from Max Pacioretty and found the roof of the net. Carey Price finished with 19 saves for Montreal. Marian Hossa scored for the Blackhawks. Corey Crawford made 36 saves for Chicago. Chicago has lost three games in a row, including two in overtime, for only the second time this season. The Canadiens couldn’t capitalize on back-toback tripping penalties by the Blackhawks midway through the first period as Crawford made two quality saves to preserve the scoreless draw. After a few close calls by the Blackhawks to start the second period, including Patrick Sharp missing an open net high and wide, and Patrick Kane hitting the crossbar, Markov broke the deadlock at 12:54 for his fourth of the season. With 6-foot-5 Habs enforcer George Parros screening him, Crawford couldn’t react quickly enough when Markov’s wrist shot flew past his blocker. Then came Crawford’s shining moment. With P.K. Subban in the penalty


NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez was dealt the most severe punishment in the history of baseball’s drug agreement when an arbitrator ruled the New York Yankees third baseman is suspended for the entire 2014 season as a result of a drug investigation by Major League Baseball. The decision by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, announced Saturday, cut the suspension issued Aug. 5 by baseball Commissioner Bud Selig from 211 games to this year’s entire 162-game regular-season schedule plus any postseason games. The three-time American League Most Valuable Player will lose just over $22 million of his $25 million salary. Rodriguez vowed to continue his fight in federal court to reverse the decision. “It’s virtually impossible. The arbitration will stand. I think it’s almost inconceivable that a federal court would overturn it,” said former baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent, a graduate of Yale Law School. “The arbitration is itself an appeal from the commissioner’s judgment. How many appeals to you go?” Rodriguez is the most high-profile player ensnared by baseball’s drug rules, which were first agreed to in 2002 as management and union attempted to combat the use of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs. In sustaining more than three-quarters of Selig’s initial penalty, Horowitz’s decision will be widely viewed as a victory for the 79-year-old Selig, who has ruled baseball since 1992 and says he intends to retire in January 2015. A 14-time All-Star, Rodriguez has been baseball’s

highest-paid player under a $275 million, 10-year contract. He has spent parts of the last six seasons on the disabled list and will be 39 years old when he is eligible to return to the field in 2015. He is signed with the Yankees through the 2017 season. Rodriguez admitted five years ago he used performance-enhancing drugs while with Texas from 2001-03 but has denied using them since. He already sued MLB and Selig in October, claiming they are engaged in a “witch hunt” against him. “The number of games sadly comes as no surprise, as the deck has been stacked against me from day one,” Rodriguez said in a statement. “This is one man’s decision, that was not put before a fair and impartial jury, does not involve me having failed a single drug test, is at odds with the facts and is inconsistent with the terms of the Joint Drug Agreement and the Basic Agreement, and relies on testimony and documents that would never have been allowed in any court in the United States because they are false and wholly unreliable.” The Major League Baseball Players Association had filed a grievance last summer saying the discipline was without “just cause.” The 65-year-old Horowitz, a California-based lawyer who became the sport’s independent arbitrator in 2012, heard the case over 12 sessions from Sept. 30 until Nov. 21. Technically, he chaired a three-man arbitration panel that included MLB Chief Operating Officer Rob Manfred and union General Counsel Dave Prouty. The written opinion was not made public.

Pistons nip Suns AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Josh Smith’s driving, left-handed bank shot with 1.2 seconds left gave the Detroit Pistons a 110-108 win over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night. Smith was involved in a few big plays in the final half-minute — both good and bad. His 3-pointer as the shot clock expired put Detroit ahead 108-105 with AP 26.8 seconds left. Then he fouled Gerald Green while Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Daniel Briere during the second period the Phoenix guard was Crawford stops Montreal Canadiens’ of an NHL game Saturday in Montreal. shooting a 3-pointer. Green The Blue Jackets scored a minute to play in the third box for delay of game, made all three free throws four straight goals in the period. a sprawled-out, stickless to tie it with 4.3 seconds second period and Curtis The Canadiens have Crawford robbed Lars Eller remaining. McElhinney made 28 saves won six in a row against from close range with the Smith took the ensuing and Columbus won its third the Blackhawks as the host blade of his skate. Montreal inbounds pass near the top straight game. team. Chicago’s last win outshot Chicago 3-1 on the of the key, drove to the right Ondrej Pavelec made 20 in Montreal was on Dec. 3, Blackhawks’ only power and then switched hands, saves for Winnipeg, which 2001. play. making a tough shot while was booed at the end of the Blue Jackets 6, Jets 3 Chicago tied it at 9:22 being tightly defended by game. In Winnipeg, Manitoba, of the third when Hossa Channing Frye. James Wisniewski and Boone Jenner and Mark deflected a Jonathan Green’s shot at the buzzer Derek MacKenzie each had a from in front of the Detroit Letestu each scored twice to Toews pass over Price’s pair of assists for Columbus. bench missed badly. outstretched pads. Sharp also lift Columbus to victory on The Blue Jackets’ Saturday and extend the Jets’ got an assist on the goal. Smith finished with 25 second-period run included Bryan Bickell hit the post losing streak to a seasonpoints, and Brandon Jennings four goals in the first 9:07. high five games. to Price’s left with just over had eight points, 18 assists

and eight rebounds for Detroit. Greg Monroe added 20 points and 12 rebounds. Frye led Phoenix with 21 points. The Suns tied the game with a 13-3 run to start the fourth quarter, but Detroit responded with a 7-0 run. It was 105-97 before Phoenix scored eight straight points, tying it on a 3-pointer by PJ Tucker with 51.2 seconds left. The Pistons barely got a shot off on their next possession, but Smith was able to free himself on the left wing and connect from 3-point range. Jennings equaled team records held by Isiah Thomas with 11 assists in the first quarter and 16 in the first half. His final total of 18 is the highest by an NBA player this season. Detroit has been a disappointment after signing Smith and trading for Jennings in the offseason, but those two looked sharp for most of the night Saturday.



Boys Basketball Standings Northeast Hoosier Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Homestead 2 0 9 3 New Haven 2 0 6 2 Norwell 2 0 6 3 Columbia City 2 0 6 5 Carroll 0 2 7 4 Bellmont 0 2 4 5 DeKalb 0 2 3 9 East Noble 0 2 0 9 Tuesday’s Game New Haven at Fort Wayne Snider, ppd. Saturday’s Games Columbia City 39, Bellmont 38 Norwell 55, Carroll 51, OT Homestead 55, East Noble 28 New Haven 55, DeKalb 32 Wednesday’s Game Norwell at FW Wayne Northeast Corner Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L West Noble 4 0 8 0 Westview 3 0 4 2 Prairie Heights 4 1 7 2 Fairfield 3 1 5 3 Angola 1 2 3 5 Fremont 1 2 1 7 Eastside 1 3 4 5 Hamilton 1 2 4 4 Lakeland 1 4 2 5 Churubusco 1 2 1 8 Central Noble 0 3 1 8 Friday’s Games Prairie Heights 50, Angola 38 Churubusco 43, Fremont 40 Hamilton at Westview, ppd. West Noble 72, Lakeland 55 Saturday’s Games Fairfield 39, Eastside 28, OT Fremont at Reading (Mich.) Tuesday’s Games NECC Tournament — 1st round Central Noble at Eastside Hamilton at Fremont Lakeland at Fairfield Wednesday’s Games NECC Tournament — Quarterfinals Hamilton-Fremont winner at Central Noble-Eastside winner West Noble at Angola Westview at Lakeland-Fairfield winner Prairie Heights at Churubusco Thursday’s Games NECC Tournament Consolation games TBA Allen County Athletic Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Garrett 2 1 6 2 Bluffton 2 0 4 4 Leo 2 1 6 3 Adams Central 2 1 4 4 Woodlan 1 1 3 4 Heritage 1 1 2 4 South Adams 0 3 2 8 Southern Wells 0 2 1 5 Wednesday’s Game Eastbrook at Heritage, ppd. Saturday’s Games Adams Central 47, Garrett 40 Leo 101, South Adams 65 Southern Wells at Heritage Woodlan at Bluffton Tuesday’s Games ACAC Tournament — 1st round Heritage at Bluffton Leo at Woodlan Southern Wells at Adams Central South Adams at Garrett Thursday’s Games ACAC Tournament — Semifinals at F.W. Memorial Coliseum Heritage-Bluffton winner vs. Leo-Woodlan winner SW-AC winner vs. South Adams-Garrett winner Saturday, Jan. 18 ACAC Tournament Championship game at F.W. Memorial Coliseum between semifinal winners

Boys Prep Basketball Scores Adams Central 47, Garrett 40 Borden 52, Silver Creek 45 Bowman Academy 73, Ft. Wayne Northrop 62 Carmel 68, Westfield 24 Cass 69, Tri-Central 38 Clarksville 73, New Washington 35 Columbia City 39, Bellmont 38 Columbus North 91, Jennings Co. 52 Cov. Catholic, Ky. 63, Corydon 43 Covington 71, Riverton Parke 34 Crothersville 73, Southwestern (Jefferson) 63 Edgewood 54, S. Putnam 42 Edinburgh 58, Indpls Fall Creek 42 Elizabethtown, Ky. 51, Barr-Reeve 40 Ev. Day 49, Vincennes Rivet 40 Ev. Mater Dei 58, Boonville 43 Fairfield 39, Eastside 28, OT Fountain Central 73, Sheridan 51 Ft. Wayne Blackhawk 60, Ft. Wayne Concordia 59 Glenn 46, Triton 38 Greensburg 46, Connersville 39 Greenwood Christian 55, Indpls Shortridge 52 Hamilton Southeastern 60, Muncie Central 32 Heritage Hills 70, Washington 69 Homestead 55, E. Noble 28 Indian Creek 70, S. Decatur 53 Indpls Ben Davis 55, Indpls N. Central 50 Indpls Cathedral 43, Indpls Pike 42 Indpls Marshall 69, Heritage Christian 64 Indpls Park Tudor 90, Hopkinsville, Ky. 83, OT Indpls Perry Meridian 77, Shelbyville 72 Jimtown 46, Argos 41 Kouts 68, Oregon-Davis 53 Lakewood Park 66, Clinton Christian 47 Leo 101, S. Adams 65 Lou. Ballard, Ky. 77, Guerin Catholic 71 Martinsville 73, Decatur Central 48 Mississinewa 60, Taylor 50 Mooresville 65, Franklin 53 Mt. Vernon (Fortville) 47, New Castle 44 N. Daviess 57, Springs Valley 35 N. Harrison 58, Scottsburg 53 N. White 86, S. Newton 50 New Haven 55, DeKalb 32 New Prairie 71, Culver 68, OT Noblesville 47, McCutcheon 44 Norwell 55, Carroll (Ft. Wayne) 51, OT Oak Hill 63, Peru 57 Orleans 49, Bedford N. Lawrence 41 Penn 81, Elkhart Memorial 51 Perry Central 56, Forest Park 53 Pike Central 44, Mitchell 41 Providence 42, Madison Shawe 21 Richmond 49, Jay Co. 42 Rossville 69, Delphi 38 Seeger 52, S. Vermillion 49 Tippecanoe Valley 44, Plymouth 42, OT Union Co. 63, Franklin Co. 50

University 65, Indpls Metro 53 Valparaiso 54, Lafayette Jeff 40 Vincennes 63, Ev. Bosse 61 Warren Central 54, Lawrence North 53 Winamac 60, Knox 36 Wood Memorial 73, Shoals 36 Zionsville 57, Frankfort 47

Girls Basketball Standings Northeast Hoosier Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Homestead 4 0 11 1 East Noble 3 1 10 4 DeKalb 3 0 9 3 Norwell 2 2 9 3 Columbia City 1 2 9 5 New Haven 1 2 6 7 Carroll 0 4 3 11 Bellmont 0 3 0 13 Wednesday’s Game Angola at East Noble, ppd. Friday’s Games Homestead 76, East Noble 33 Norwell 53, Carroll 50 Saturday’s Games Carmel at Homestead New Haven at DeKalb Tuesday’s Games DeKalb at Northridge Homestead at Snider Wawasee at Columbia City Wednesday, Jan. 15 Warsaw at Carroll Thursday, Jan. 16 FW North Side at Bellmont Whitko at Norwell Northeast Corner Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Westview 6 0 10 2 Fairfield 5 0 7 2 West Noble 6 2 8 5 Angola 5 2 5 7 Fremont 3 2 7 5 Prairie Heights 3 5 6 7 Lakeland 3 5 5 9 Churubusco 3 4 6 8 Central Noble 1 5 3 7 Hamilton 0 5 2 6 Eastside 0 5 2 9 Wednesday, Jan. 8 Angola at East Noble, ppd. Friday, Jan. 10 Angola 60, Prairie Heights 46 Fremont 57, Churubusco 28 Fairfield at Eastside, ppd. West Noble 56, Lakeland 40 Hamilton at Westview, ppd. Saturday, Jan. 11 Churubusco 54, Hamilton 31 Tuesday’s Games NECC Tournament — 1st round Central Noble at Eastside Hamilton at Fremont Lakeland at Fairfield Wednesday’s Games NECC Tournament — Quarterfinals Hamilton-Fremont winner vs. Central Noble-Eastside winner at Central Noble-Eastside boys winner West Noble at Angola Westview vs. Lakeland-Fairfield winner at Lakeland-Fairfield boys winner Prairie Heights at Churubusco Thursday’s Games NECC Tournament Consolation games TBA Allen County Athletic Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Garrett 5 0 13 0 Leo 3 1 10 1 Heritage 4 1 10 3 Woodlan 2 2 7 3 Southern Wells 2 2 6 5 South Adams 1 3 10 3 Bluffton 1 4 3 9 Adams Central 0 5 3 9 Friday’s Games Garrett 47, Bluffton 24 Heritage 41, Adams Central 38 Leo at Woodlan, ppd. South Adams at Southern Wells, ppd. Tuesday’s Games ACAC Tournament — 1st round Heritage at Bluffton Leo at Woodlan Southern Wells at Adams Central South Adams at Garrett Wednesday’s Games ACAC Tournament — Semifinals at F.W. Memorial Coliseum Heritage-Bluffton winner vs. Leo-Woodlan winner SW-AC winner vs. South Adams-Garrett winner Saturday, Jan. 18 ACAC Tournament Championship game at F.W. Memorial Coliseum between semifinal winners

Girls Prep Basketball Scores Anderson 59, New Castle 48 Argos 71, Lakeland Christian 24 Bethany Christian 56, Ft. Wayne Blackhawk 39 Bloomfield 61, Loogootee 32 Bloomington South 40, Franklin Central 37 Borden 39, Paoli 37 Brownstown 58, Charlestown 53 Caston 42, Clinton Central 27 Center Grove 62, Whiteland 20 Churubusco 54, Hamilton 31 Columbus North 77, Indpls Perry Meridian 40 Daleville 57, Cowan 46 DeKalb 72, New Haven 26 Eastern (Pekin) 36, Crawford Co. 32 Elizabethtown, Ky. 52, Indpls Roncalli 39 Ev. Central 79, S. Spencer 46 Ev. Harrison 57, Boonville 53 Fairfield 63, Eastside 45 Fishers 68, Lafayette Jeff 37 Forest Park 48, Pike Central 37 Ft. Wayne Luers 96, Ft. Wayne Canterbury 87 Greenfield 69, Delta 33 Hamilton Southeastern 39, McCutcheon 33 Henryville 50, Orleans 26 Heritage Christian 89, Lawrence Central 46 Homestead 75, Carmel 59 Horizon Christian 61, Indpls Park Tudor 31 Indiana Deaf 58, Bethesda Christian 46 Indpls Pike 53, Lawrence North 50 Jeffersonville 41, Castle 39 Kokomo 66, Richmond 61 Lafayette Catholic 89, Rossville 32 Lanesville 60, Medora 33 LaVille 64, Bremen 48 Madison 74, Austin 41 Martinsville 58, Southport 43 Mishawaka 79, Munster 43 Mississinewa 68, Muncie Burris 36 Mt. Vernon (Posey) 48, Vincennes 34 N. Daviess 51, White River Valley 37 N. Knox 59, Eastern (Greene) 37 N. Miami 54, Manchester 53

N. Posey 57, Perry Central 38 N. White 47, S. Newton 39 New Albany 54, Floyd Central 46 New Palestine 35, Guerin Catholic 31 Noblesville 56, Mt. Vernon (Fortville) 46 NorthWood 72, Wawasee 31 Oak Hill 66, Peru 37 Penn 74, Stevensville Lakeshore, Mich. 42 Plymouth 52, Elkhart Memorial 34 Princeton 58, Washington 48 Rushville 54, E. Central 48 S. Adams 51, Southern Wells 48 S. Bend Washington 97, Merrillville 94, OT S. Central (LaPorte) 48, Kouts 32 Scottsburg 63, New Washington 38 Seeger 47, Clinton Prairie 24 Seymour 80, N. Harrison 59 Shelbyville 42, Yorktown 40 Silver Creek 50, Salem 43 Speedway 55, Tindley 26 Tecumseh 55, Heritage Hills 48 Tipton 67, Sheridan 54 Twin Lakes 59, Lafayette Harrison 56, OT University 42, Indpls Metro 33 W. Central 50, Rensselaer 37 W. Lafayette 75, Frontier 31 Warsaw 30, Northridge 28 Washington Twp. 41, Tri-County 27 Wheeler 55, Hanover Central 47 Whitesville Trinity, Ky. 62, Cannelton 44 Whitko 55, Rochester 44 Woodlan 53, Antwerp, Ohio 25

Men’s College Basketball EAST American U. 69, Colgate 62 Army 60, Navy 55 Boston U. 89, Lafayette 78 Brown 91, Daniel Webster 50 Bucknell 61, Holy Cross 57 Buffalo 76, E. Michigan 66 Columbia 104, Cent. Pennsylvania 78 Cornell 77, Oberlin 55 Drexel 93, Northeastern 88, 2OT George Washington 69, Rhode Island 56 Harvard 61, Dartmouth 45 Hofstra 75, Coll. of Charleston 71 Indiana 79, Penn St. 76 Loyola (Md.) 72, Lehigh 68 Mass.-Lowell 71, Binghamton 59 Memphis 79, Temple 69 Mount St. Mary’s 88, St. Francis (NY) 82 Oklahoma St. 73, West Virginia 72 Penn 77, Princeton 74 Pittsburgh 80, Wake Forest 65 Richmond 77, Fordham 74, OT Robert Morris 71, Bryant 67 Sacred Heart 71, Fairleigh Dickinson 67 St. Francis (Pa.) 75, CCSU 67 Syracuse 57, North Carolina 45 Towson 60, UNC Wilmington 53 UConn 84, UCF 61 UMBC 79, Maine 76 UMass 73, St. Bonaventure 68 Vermont 68, Albany (NY) 38 Villanova 74, St. John’s 67 Wagner 84, LIU Brooklyn 70 Yale 88, Baruch 49 SOUTH Alabama St. 93, MVSU 62 Alcorn St. 64, Jackson St. 51 Alderson-Broaddus 81, Kentucky Wesleyan 62 Alice Lloyd 71, Point Park 68 Ark.-Pine Bluff 72, Alabama A&M 64 Asbury 80, Indiana-Kokomo 63 Bellarmine 89, Missouri S&T 79 Belmont 87, UT-Martin 72 Boston College 62, Virginia Tech 59 Campbell 75, Longwood 67 Campbellsville 68, Cumberlands 62 Chattanooga 70, Wofford 69 Christian Brothers 74, Lee 67 Clemson 72, Duke 59 Coastal Carolina 81, Gardner-Webb 69 Davidson 78, Appalachian St. 66 Delaware 78, James Madison 74 E. Illinois 56, Jacksonville St. 48 E. Kentucky 76, Morehead St. 65 ETSU 74, N. Kentucky 65 Elon 74, The Citadel 65 Erskine 79, Allen 48 Florida A&M 63, NC Central 60 Freed-Hardeman 67, Lyon 39 Georgia 66, Alabama 58 Georgia Tech 74, Notre Dame 69 Hampden-Sydney 71, E. Mennonite 61 Hampton 73, Delaware St. 60 Harris-Stowe 83, Mid Continent 70 Incarnate Word 78, New Orleans 55 Jacksonville 76, Florida Gulf Coast 69 Kentucky 71, Vanderbilt 62 King (Tenn.) 70, Barton 69 LSU 71, South Carolina 68 Lees-McRae 106, Pfeiffer 99, OT Lenoir-Rhyne 71, Tusculum 68 Liberty 85, VMI 80 Lincoln Memorial 81, Wingate 67 Louisiana Tech 85, FIU 51 Louisiana-Lafayette 90, Texas-Arlington 70 Middle Tennessee 89, UAB 84, OT Milligan 92, Va. Lynchburg 71 Mississippi St. 76, Mississippi 72 Missouri 70, Auburn 68 Morgan St. 73, SC State 56 Murray St. 89, Austin Peay 67 NC A&T 70, Bethune-Cookman 67 Norfolk St. 66, Md.-Eastern Shore 62 North Florida 74, Stetson 60 North Greenville 97, Mount Olive 91 Old Dominion 81, East Carolina 70 Pikeville 82, Cumberland (Tenn.) 68 SC-Upstate 84, Lipscomb 70 SE Louisiana 85, Abilene Christian 77, 2OT Saint Joseph’s 84, George Mason 80 Samford 57, Furman 55 Savannah St. 75, Coppin St. 53 Southern U. 73, Grambling St. 49 Southern Wesleyan 76, Loyola NO 70 Spalding 63, MacMurray 52 Spring Hill 63, Faulkner 62 St. Catharine 103, Georgetown (Ky.) 90 Texas A&M 57, Tennessee 56 Texas St. 61, Louisiana-Monroe 36 Thomas More 65, Thiel 58 Transylvania 67, Manchester 63 Trevecca Nazarene 74, Davis & Elkins 66 UNC Asheville 84, Presbyterian 70 Union (Ky.) 51, Bryan 48 Union (Tenn.) 64, Valdosta St. 54 Va. Intermont 73, Tenn. Wesleyan 72 Virginia 76, NC State 45 W. Carolina 68, Georgia Southern 67 Winston-Salem 64, Chowan 55 Winthrop 85, Charleston Southern 68 MIDWEST Alma 71, Albion 69 Ashland 71, Michigan Tech 70 Augsburg 69, Macalester 42 Augustana (SD) 79, Minn.-Crookston 61 Aurora 91, Wis. Lutheran 90, OT Bemidji St. 69, Wayne (Neb.) 46 Carthage 65, North Central (Ill.) 51 Chicago St. 68, UMKC 66

Cincinnati 71, Rutgers 51 Concordia (Mich.) 85, Lawrence Tech 46 Concordia (Wis.) 90, Benedictine (Ill.) 76 Crown (Minn.) 97, Minn.-Morris 77 Culver-Stockton 65, Baker 60 Edgewood 63, Concordia (Ill.) 57 Evansville 75, S. Illinois 69 Findlay 72, Wayne (Mich.) 65 Georgetown 70, Butler 67, OT Grand Valley St. 87, Malone 74 Gustavus 57, Carleton 39 Hamline 71, Bethel (Minn.) 68 Hillsdale 73, Saginaw Valley St. 57 Hope 71, Calvin 63 IPFW 82, S. Dakota St. 75 Illinois St. 59, Loyola of Chicago 50 Indiana St. 62, Bradley 59 Kalamazoo 90, Olivet 83 Kansas 86, Kansas St. 60 Kent St. 86, Ball St. 74 Lake Erie 89, N. Michigan 82 Lake Superior St. 80, Tiffin 69 Lakeland 75, Dominican (Ill.) 66 Madonna 62, Aquinas 53 Marian (Wis.) 83, Rockford 70 Marquette 67, Seton Hall 66 Martin Luther 69, Bethany Lutheran 56 Michigan St. 87, Minnesota 75, OT Minn. St.-Moorhead 99, Minn. St.-Mankato 85 N. Dakota St. 87, IUPUI 64 N. Iowa 76, Drake 66 Northwestern (Minn.) 83, North Central (Minn.) 61 Northwestern Ohio 78, Marygrove 51 Northwood (Mich.) 78, Ohio Dominican 75 Oakland 77, Detroit 69 Ripon 69, Lawrence 66 SE Missouri 102, Tennessee St. 94 SW Minnesota St. 85, Minn. Duluth 64 Saint Louis 67, Dayton 59 Siena Heights 86, Michigan-Dearborn 61 South Dakota 59, Denver 54 Spring Arbor 81, Taylor 74, OT St. Cloud St. 85, Sioux Falls 73 St. Olaf 94, St. John’s (Minn.) 89 St. Thomas (Minn.) 87, St. Mary’s (Minn.) 58 Toledo 86, Cent. Michigan 71 Trine 69, Adrian 59 Upper Iowa 79, Mary 71 W. Illinois 79, Nebraska-Omaha 72, OT W. Michigan 78, Miami (Ohio) 77, OT Walsh 94, Ferris St. 71 Weber St. 72, North Dakota 60 Wichita St. 72, Missouri St. 69, OT Winona St. 78, Minot St. 64 Wis.-Oshkosh 65, Wis.-River Falls 63 Wis.-Platteville 61, Wis.-Stout 42 Wis.-Stevens Pt. 86, Wis.-Superior 69 Wis.-Whitewater 90, Wis.-Eau Claire 51 SOUTHWEST Arkansas St. 72, South Alabama 60 Baylor 88, TCU 62 Concordia-Austin 104, Texas-Tyler 94 FAU 73, Rice 68 Florida 84, Arkansas 82, OT Houston Baptist 98, Northwestern St. 97 McNeese St. 74, Lamar 59 Oklahoma 87, Iowa St. 82 Oral Roberts 93, Cent. Arkansas 80 Sam Houston St. 88, Nicholls St. 61 Seattle 64, Texas-Pan American 46 Stephen F. Austin 80, Texas A&M-CC 70 Texas 67, Texas Tech 64 Troy 75, UALR 62 Tulane 73, North Texas 62 UTSA 85, Charlotte 77 FAR WEST Cal Poly 72, UC Santa Barbara 64 California 88, Oregon St. 83 E. Washington 77, Montana St. 72 Long Beach St. 99, UC Davis 74 Nevada 62, Utah St. 54 New Mexico St. 78, Idaho 54 Pacific 80, Santa Clara 68 Sacramento St. 77, S. Utah 49 Saint Mary’s (Cal) 88, San Francisco 73

Big Ten Standings Conf. All Games W L W L Michigan St. 4 0 15 1 Wisconsin 3 0 16 0 Michigan 3 0 11 4 Ohio St. 2 1 15 1 Illinois 2 1 13 3 Iowa 2 1 13 3 Minnesota 2 2 13 4 Indiana 1 2 11 5 Purdue 0 2 10 5 Nebraska 0 3 8 7 Northwestern 0 3 7 9 Penn St. 0 4 9 8 Friday’s Games No games scheduled Saturday’s Games Indiana 79, Penn St. 76 Michigan St. 87, Minnesota 75, OT Sunday’s Games Nebraska at Purdue, Noon Iowa at Ohio St., 1:30 p.m. Illinois at Northwestern, 7:30 p.m.

Mid-American Standings East Buffalo Ohio Akron Miami Kent St. Bowling Green West

Conf. All Games W L W L 2 0 8 4 1 0 11 3 1 0 9 5 1 1 5 8 1 1 10 5 0 1 6 8 Conf. All Games W L W L 2 0 9 5 1 1 9 6 1 1 13 2 0 2 7 7 0 1 6 7 0 2 3 10

W. Michigan E. Michigan Toledo Cent. Michigan N. Illinois Ball St. Friday’s Games No games scheduled Saturday’s Games Buffalo 76, E. Michigan 66 W. Michigan 78, Miami 77, OT Toledo 86, Cent. Michigan 71 Kent St. 86, Ball St. 74 Sunday’s Games N. Illinois at Bowling Green, 4:30 p.m. Akron at Ohio, 6 p.m.

NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Toronto 18 17 .514 Brooklyn 15 22 .405 New York 14 22 .389 Boston 13 24 .351 Philadelphia 12 25 .324 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 27 10 .730 Atlanta 20 17 .541

GB — 4 4½ 6 7 GB — 7

Washington 16 19 .457 10 Charlotte 15 23 .395 12½ Orlando 10 27 .270 17 Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 29 7 .806 — Chicago 17 18 .486 11½ Detroit 16 22 .421 14 Cleveland 13 23 .361 16 Milwaukee 7 29 .194 22 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 28 8 .778 — Houston 24 14 .632 5 Dallas 22 16 .579 7 Memphis 16 19 .457 11½ New Orleans 15 21 .417 13 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 28 9 .757 — Portland 27 9 .750 ½ Denver 19 17 .528 8½ Minnesota 18 18 .500 9½ Utah 12 26 .316 16½ Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 26 13 .667 — Golden State 25 14 .641 1 Phoenix 21 15 .583 3½ L.A. Lakers 14 23 .378 11 Sacramento 12 22 .353 11½ Friday’s Games Indiana 93, Washington 66 Detroit 114, Philadelphia 104 Atlanta 83, Houston 80 Minnesota 119, Charlotte 92 Memphis 104, Phoenix 99 Dallas 107, New Orleans 90 Brooklyn 104, Miami 95,2OT Chicago 81, Milwaukee 72 Cleveland 113, Utah 102 Sacramento 103, Orlando 83 Golden State 99, Boston 97 L.A. Clippers 123, L.A. Lakers 87 Saturday’s Games Houston 114, Washington 107 Toronto 96, Brooklyn 80 New York 102, Philadelphia 92 Detroit 110, Phoenix 108 Chicago 103, Charlotte 97 Oklahoma City 101, Milwaukee 85 Dallas 110, New Orleans 107 Denver 120, Orlando 94 Boston at Portland, late Sunday’s Games Cleveland at Sacramento, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Memphis, 6 p.m. Minnesota at San Antonio, 7 p.m. Monday’s Games Milwaukee at Toronto, 7 p.m. Houston at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at New York, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Chicago, 8 p.m. San Antonio at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Orlando at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Denver at Utah, 9 p.m.

NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W LOTPts GF GA Boston 44 28 14 2 58 128 98 Tampa Bay 45 27 14 4 58 132 109 Montreal 46 26 15 5 57 117 107 Detroit 44 19 151048 115 125 Ottawa 46 20 18 8 48 131 146 Toronto 46 21 20 5 47 125 141 Florida 45 17 21 7 41 105 139 Buffalo 43 12 26 5 29 75 120 Metropolitan Division GP W LOTPts GF GA Pittsburgh 46 32 12 2 66 150 111 Washington 44 22 16 6 50 135 133 Philadelphia 45 23 18 4 50 120 125 NY Rangers 46 23 20 3 49 114 123 Carolina 45 19 17 9 47 111 128 New Jersey 46 19 18 9 47 106 114 Columbus 45 21 20 4 46 126 129 NY Islanders 46 17 22 7 41 126 150 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W LOTPts GF GA Chicago 47 29 81068 170 129 St. Louis 44 31 8 5 67 161 99 Colorado 45 28 12 5 61 132 115 Minnesota 47 24 18 5 53 114 119 Dallas 44 20 17 7 47 125 135 Nashville 46 19 20 7 45 109 137 Winnipeg 47 19 23 5 43 128 145 Pacific Division GP W LOTPts GF GA Anaheim 47 34 8 5 73 160 119 San Jose 45 28 11 6 62 148 115 Los Angeles 45 27 13 5 59 118 93 Vancouver 46 24 13 9 57 123 114 Phoenix 44 21 14 9 51 133 136 Calgary 44 15 23 6 36 100 142 Edmonton 47 15 27 5 35 123 164 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Friday’s Games N.Y. Rangers 3, Dallas 2 Washington 3, Toronto 2 Columbus 3, Carolina 0 N.Y. Islanders 2, Colorado 1, OT Edmonton 4, Pittsburgh 3, OT Vancouver 2, St. Louis 1 Saturday’s Games Ottawa 2, Nashville 1, SO Tampa Bay 6, Philadelphia 3 Montreal 2, Chicago 1, OT New Jersey 2, Florida 1, OT Columbus 6, Winnipeg 3 Colorado 4, Minnesota 2 Anaheim 5, Phoenix 3 Pittsburgh at Calgary, 10 p.m. Detroit at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Boston at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games Buffalo at Washington, 3 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Dallas, 6 p.m. New Jersey at Toronto, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Chicago, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Nashville, 7 p.m. Detroit at Anaheim, 8 p.m. Monday’s Games Calgary at Carolina, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Columbus, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. Vancouver at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

NFL Playoffs Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 4 Indianapolis 45, Kansas City 44 New Orleans 26, Philadelphia 24 Sunday, Jan. 5 San Diego 27, Cincinnati 10 San Francisco 23, Green Bay 20 Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 11 Seattle 23, New Orleans 15 New England 43, Indianapolis 22 Sunday, Jan. 12 San Francisco at Carolina, 1:05 p.m. (FOX) San Diego at Denver, 4:40 p.m. (CBS) Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 19 New England vs. San Diego-Denver winner, 3 p.m. (CBS) San Francisco-Carolina winner at Seattle, 6:30 p.m. (FOX) Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 26, at Honolulu

Bulls stay hot, beat Bobcats CHICAGO (AP) — D.J. Augustin had 20 points and 12 assists and Joakim Noah added 19 points and 14 rebounds, helping the streaking Chicago Bulls beat the Charlotte Bobcats 103-97 on Saturday night. Chicago had seven players score in double figures in its fifth consecutive victory. The Bulls (17-18) also improved to 3-0 since they traded All-Star Luol Deng to Cleveland late Monday night. Mike Dunleavy scored 17 points for Chicago, which recovered after blowing a 15-point lead in the second half. Carlos Boozer had 12 points and 10 rebounds. The Bobcats (15-23) have dropped three straight. Gerald Henderson had 30 points, and

Kemba Walker scored 29. Charlotte scored 22 of the last 29 points of the third to tie it at 70 heading to the final period. Walker had 13 points in the run, including a layup with 0.7 seconds to go. Josh McRoberts’ dunk gave the Bobcats a 73-72 lead in the fourth, but the Bulls then scored 11 straight points. Noah got the run started with a dunk and scored seven points in the surge. The key fourth-quarter run put Chicago ahead to stay. Walker’s layup got Charlotte within four with 11.8 seconds to go, but Kirk Hinrich hit two foul shots to help the Bulls hold on. Chicago played without guard Jimmy Butler, who injured his left quad during Friday night’s

victory in Milwaukee. Butler has missed 13 games this season due to injury. Hinrich and Taj Gibson had 12 points apiece for the Bulls, who made 21 of 26 foul shots. Cartier Martin, who signed a 10-day contract with the Bulls on Friday, scored 11 in his first game with the team. Al Jefferson had 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Bobcats, who went 19 for 20 at the line. Charlotte was outrebounded 46-34. The Bulls built a 52-42 halftime lead behind 13 points from Dunleavy, who has assumed the starting small forward spot previously held by Deng. Despite missing their two best players at the start of the

season — Deng and Derrick Rose, who is out for the season following knee surgery — and another starter in Butler, the Bulls are in the midst of their best stretch of the season. “For us, we’ve had change,” coach Tom Thibodeau said before the game. “We’ve dealt with change all year. I think our team has responded well and we have to continue to do that. There’s still a lot that we can improve on. We’ve got to keep building and improving.” Notes: Jefferson had a total of 14 points in his two previous games before Saturday. “He’s in a dependent position,” coach Steve Clifford said of Jefferson. “It’s depending on the schemes of the way (opponents) play him.”


SPORTS BRIEFS • James Franklin named new Penn State football coach STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State has hired James Franklin as its next head coach. Franklin, 41, who led Vanderbilt to bowls in all three of his seasons there, replaces Bill O’Brien, who left the Nittany Lions after two years to coach the NFL’s Houston Texans. Penn State made the announcement Saturday, after the school’s compensation committee met to finalize the contract. That committee approved the hiring by a 6-0 vote Saturday morning, and Franklin was introduced later in the day. “Our program requires a very special kind of leader,” Penn State President Rodney Erickson said, calling Franklin a “special talent.” ”We ran a careful and deliberate search process and I believe we’ve found the right person to lead our program.” Franklin won 24 games with the Commodores and is a Pennsylvania native with strong ties in-state. Penn State officials met with him this week in Florida. He will be asked to build off a foundation that O’Brien set amid scandal. Despite a lack of scholarships, a bowl ban and player defections from the late Joe Paterno’s roster, O’Brien led the Nittany Lions to two winning seasons (8-4, 7-5) while restoring some tempered enthusiasm in Happy Valley. “I’m a Pennsylvania boy,” Franklin said during his opening statement, “with a Penn State heart.” Franklin, who played at Division II East Stroudsburg (Pa.), set seven school records as a senior, and also has coached at Washington State, Idaho State, Kansas State and Maryland. With the Terrapins, he was offensive coordinator and assistant head coach. “I thought I was good enough to play at Penn State,” he said, sternly. “I was not. So, I am so very proud to be able to be the head coach at this university.” Members of Penn State’s trustee committee on compensation met with Athletic Director Dave Joyner and others Saturday morning to discuss the contract, which the group called “excellent” for both Franklin and the Nittany Lions. “Dr. Joyner and I have stressed that our No. 1 priority in hiring a new coach was to hire an outstanding leader for our football program, one who will continue our long tradition of student-athlete success on the field and in the classroom,” Erickson said. “We have achieved that goal. On behalf of the University and the entire Nittany Lion nation, I am proud to welcome James Franklin as Penn State’s 16th head football coach.” Much of Saturday’s meeting, at which specific terms of the contract were laid out for trustees, was done privately. The actual vote was public, lasting roughly a minute, and Penn State made the formal announcement of the hiring moments later. Trustees said Franklin’s contract terms would be revealed Saturday afternoon. “The contract is in line with other recent coaching contracts,” committee chairwoman Linda Strumpf said.

IU women dealt 1st loss BLOOMINGTON (AP) — Ameryst Alston tied a career-high with 29 points Saturday and Ohio State upset a cold-shooting No. 22 Indiana 70-51, snapping a program-best 14-0 winning streak for the Hoosiers. The Hoosiers (14-1, 1-1 Big 10 Conference) shot just 28.8 percent (17 of 59) compared with 53.4 percent (31 of 58) for the Buckeyes. Raven Ferguson came off the bench to score a career-high 18 for Ohio State, and Martina Ellerbe added 10. Ohio State (12-7, 2-1) led 39-29 at halftime, with the Buckeyes shooting 62.1 percent to 40.7 percent for the Hoosiers. Indiania State was scoreless for nearly four minutes in the second half and had made only six points at the 13:36 mark. They ripped an 11-0 run, including a Karlee McBride trey, but Ohio State replied with three quick buckets and the Hoosiers didn’t make a basket for four more minutes. Larryn Brooks led IU with 11 points.

Kirk takes Sony Open lead HONOLULU (AP) — Will Wilcox finally got around to making his debut as a PGA Tour rookie and was surprised as anyone to be in the final group at the Sony Open. As for Chris Kirk and Harris English, it’s no surprise at all. Kirk got up-and-down from a bunker on the par-5 18th by making a 10-foot birdie putt for a 5-under 65, giving him a one-shot lead going into the final round of a Sony Open that remains up for grabs among at least a dozen players. Cloudy conditions and only a gentle, Pacific breeze kept everyone in the mix Saturday at Waialae, even John Daly. And even Wilcox. The 27-year-old from Alabama made birdie on his last two holes for a 64 and was one shot behind. Wilcox once qualified for the Canadian Open in 2010, and for the U.S. Open in 2011 at Congressional. He finally made it to the big leagues by finishing 10th on the Tour money list, although he didn’t play in the Tour Finals or in the fall for what he only said were “unfortunate, personal things.” And here he is. “I didn’t know what was going to happen this week,” Wilcox said. “Making the cut was a dream come true. Playing good on Saturday was a dream come true. Getting to have a decent shot tomorrow is ridiculous. We’ll see.”


Looking Back •

100 years ago • The High School

Theatrical troupe journeyed to Topeka Saturday where they put on the “College Town” for the benefit of many theater goers of that city. It was given in the opera house under the direction of the Purdue Club. The troupe left Ligonier in the afternoon as a rehearsal was required by some of the members to see if the play did not consist of too much fancy dancing and also to hear the music and songs that were sang. Parties who witnessed the play could not express themselves in words in praising the students for their good work. The class received over $45 out of the door receipts on a percentage basis. THE NEWS SUN

25 years ago • The East Noble

school board declared an “emergency” after learning that nearly half of the high school roof needs major repair. The good news is that the 9-year-old roof is under warranty. Large cracks in 43,000 square feet of the south roof were discovered over Christmas break. The entire roof of the school excluding the gyms and auditorium is 102,000 square feet. THE EVENING STAR

25 years ago • Charles L. Quinn,

the first judge of DeKalb Superior Court, died at age 47. In his 13 years as a judge, he became known for his stern lectures to offenders and for stiff sentences to drunken drivers. HERALD REPUBLICAN

25 years ago • Steuben County

motorists have had to deal with a variety of traffic issues the past few days due to weather. There has been snow, ice and high water issues because of the changing weather patterns. Most recently, heavy rain has caused high water problems and washouts on county roads, said Jack Madden, Steuben County Highway Superintendent.

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Turn Mentoring Month into a memorable year For every interest, every heart, every one there is a mentoring opportunity close to home. January is National Mentoring Month. Big Brothers Big Sisters, the area’s and the nation’s largest mentoring organization, is honoring the volunteer “Bigs” with open-to-the-community celebration meals to recognize and thank “Bigs” as the “celebrities” they are in the eyes of their “Littles.” For information about attending one of the meals contact Ashley Kuhn at or 203-3330, no later than Wednesday. Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with measurable impact. The BBBS numbers are impressive. More than 2,000 kids throughout northeast Indiana are served by 155 volunteers in Noble County; 106 volunteers in DeKalb; 35 in Steuben and seven in LaGrange, 7. The goal is to increase those numbers because many children are awaiting an adult mentor. Children in BBBS programs are 52 percent less likely to drop out or skip school, 42 percent more likely to get a college degree, 46 percent less likely to use illegal drugs and 33 percent less likely to hit someone. Not only does mentoring help a child avoid risky behaviors such as alcohol and drug use, but it also helps them to strive for — and achieve — more in life. For example, 67 percent of former “Littles” surveyed agree that their “Big” played a role in their decision to attend college; 81 percent agree that they gained hope and a new perspective of what is possible; and 83 percent agree that they gained values and principles that have guided them through life. Mentoring is “win-win” for mentors, the children they mentor and their communities. We thank all current mentors and encourage other adults to seek out mentoring opportunities with BBBS, church programs, youth sports, international exchange programs such as AFS and YES, service clubs, schools and businesses. An area bank executive who is a Big Sister said both the “Big” and the “Little” learn from each other. “It’s not just what you do for the child. It’s what that child does for you as well,” she said. Do It Best Corp. provides employees with paid time off each week to mentor children and youth. As a former national board member for BBBS and a member of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Do It Best Corp. CEO Bob Taylor was quoted in a recent column by Bill Stanczykiewicz, president and CEO of the Indiana Youth Institute. Taylor said, “It’s a win-win for the company, the staff members and the young people being mentored.” Free mentoring resources are offered by the Indiana Mentoring Partnership. More information is at abetterhour. org. We encourage more organizations, businesses and individuals to become involved this month in the mentoring movement. Make it a memorable, life-changing year. 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.

Letter • I am homesick for my eternal home To the editor: “This world is not my home. I am just passing through.” I don’t know anyone who has 89 better years than I have. Considering my health and world conditions, I am a little homesick for my eternal home. Abraham was “looking for a city whose builder and maker was God.” The closer I get to the Lord, the less attractive possessions are. The things that I wanted when I was younger and healthy mean nothing to me now. I am happier today than I was then. Those things I once thought were so important are now rusted out or in junk yards. Matthew 6:19, “Do not lay up treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up treasures in heaven.” Your rewards in heaven will last forever. Philippians 4:4, “Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice.” Philippians 4:6-7, “Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God, and the peace of God that that surpasses all understanding will keep your heart and mind through Christ Jesus.”

God will give us his peace, love and joy when we trust and obey Him. Dec. 25 is a very special day, since the angel told the shepherds. “Fear not, for I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people, for unto you is born this day in the city of David a savior, which is Christ the Lord.” He was born in a stable because there was no room for them in the inn. As people spend billions for presents, not many buy a present for Jesus. There is still no room for Him as they celebrate holidays instead of celebrating Christ’s birthday. What should we give Jesus as we celebrate His birthday? We start by giving Him our sins, our love, our worship and our lives. We can give these, and they are so special to Him because He cannot get these from anyone except us. When we give ourselves to Him, He adopts us as His family and He gives us salvation that lasts forever. Our citizenship is in heaven, a perfect place in a perfect body. No wonder we get homesick to “dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” “Angels beckon me from heaven’s open door and I cannot feel at home in this world anymore.” Ray Carter Auburn

History shows change has unintended consequences INDIANAPOLIS — In 1988, 20 years into the Republican gubernatorial dynasty, there stood the ideal candidate — Lt. Gov. John Mutz. He was of excellent pedigree, having served with distinction under two-term Gov. Robert Orr. He had been a successful state senator and a corporate executive. But political dynasties come to an end and when the votes were counted, Mutz had lost to a 31-yearold Democrat named Evan Bayh, the son of a U.S. senator. There was a precursor to the end of this dynasty, and it occurred two years earlier when the powerful House Speaker J. Roberts Dailey was defeated for reelection. There were some of the usual barnacles and chinks a speaker picks up, even in his own district. But there was something below the surface that had changed. Dailey was an ardent opponent of gambling, and there had been a growing appetite in Indiana for a state lottery, which the state constitution prohibited. Finally, upon Dailey’s defeat and after more than a decade of the issue festering in the Indiana General Assembly, it passed two successive legislatures and was placed on the ballot. And despite widespread opposition from the Republican establishment over those years, it passed with 62 percent of the vote. A landslide. The lottery wasn’t the lone factor in Mutz’s loss to Bayh. Dynasties run their course, sometimes at the hands of a fresh face. But it did add a new dimension to that election, and brought out an array of single issue voters more aligned with Bayh and Democrats. I conjure this history from a file bearing this title: “Unintended consequences.” Former Fortune Magazine

economics editor Rob Norton gives a fascinating historical review. The most recent example was the Exxon Valdez oil spill disaster in 1989. In its messy wake, many American coastal states enacted laws placing unlimited liability on tanker companies. Royal Dutch/Shell responded by independent HOWEY hiring shippers. The use POLITICAL of “fly-by-night REPORT operators with leaky ships and iffy insurance” actually Brian Howey increased the odds of spillage as a consequences of the new laws. And then there was American sociologist Robert K. Merton, who wrote “The Unanticipated Consequences of Purposive Social Action” in 1936. Merton identified five sources of unanticipated consequences. The first two — and the most pervasive — were “ignorance” and “error.” These were followed by the “imperious immediacy of interest” as well as “basic values” and then “self-defeating prediction.” Undeveloped by Merton was the bookend, “self-fulfilling prophesy.” The “imperious immediacy of interest” is fascinating. Someone wants the intended consequence of an action so much that he purposefully chooses to ignore any unintended effects. Now, on the eve of the full manifestation of House Joint Resolution 3, Indiana’s constitutional marriage amendment — the issue that dominates the 2014 Howey Politics Indiana Power 50

list which you can read in full at — some of these theories will get a full public testing in this state, with a national audience not only watching, but making contributions into our own internal affairs. It will likely be the most compelling social referendum to go before Indiana voters since the 1988 gaming amendment. Two polls Howey Politics conducted in October 2012 and April 2013 saw the marriage amendment as a dead heat. And that’s without either side spending a penny on the issue. By November, there will be millions spent trying to convince you. There’s an even more recent example of unintended consequences. As U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar was facing a formidable primary challenge from Treasurer Richard Mourdock, his Republican congressional colleagues were neutral. In the spring of 2012, I asked a staffer on Mike Pence’s gubernatorial campaign whether they were concerned about the probable primary defeat of Lugar, the most prolific Republican vote getter in Hoosier history. The answer was, “No, we’ll be OK,” even though Howey Politics Indiana polling had shown a fall matchup between Lugar and Democrat Joe Donnelly a 51-29 percent GOP rout, while the Mourdock/Donnelly matchup was a dead heat. We all know what happened. The landslide victory many anticipated for Pence became a nail-biter and at 49 percent, the first governor elected in 50 years without a majority. The reckless Mourdock imploded in the final weeks of the campaign and female voters fled the GOP. Had the steady Lugar been on the ticket, Pence probably would have had his

The “imperious immediacy of interest” is fascinating. Someone wants the intended consequence of an action so much that he purposefully chooses to ignore any unintended effects.

• landslide, or at least a comfortable win. At this point, HJR-3 (renamed this past week) looks like it will pass the General Assembly. It will attract outside money. Without a presidential, gubernatorial or U.S. Senate candidate atop the ballot, the marriage issue will fill a vacuum. Yes, Eric Miller’s Advance America group will get the church buses rolling on Election Day, as he did against the 1988 lottery amendment. Advance America began running TV ads in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis this past week. The issue will almost certainly bring out an array of moderate and left of center voters, who in the wake of President Obama’s problems, might have been inclined to stay home. There is already a state law stating marriage is between one man and one woman. Social conservatives want it embedded in the constitution. They may get more than that. BRIAN HOWEY is publisher of the Howey Political Report, a weekly briefing on Indiana politics. Contact him at 317-506-0883 or at:




She was strong enough to survive, forgive Gisela Warstler of Ashley passed away Jan. 4, too early at the age of 66. Her obituary gave no hint that her remarkable life story had made her famous. She appeared several times on NBC’s “Dateline” from 1995 through the early 2000s. In a show reviewing his 15-year career at “Dateline,” reporter Stone Phillips rated an episode about Warstler’s family second on his list of favorites, behind only an interview with his own father. It ranks as one of the most fascinating stories in my career, too, and I’m grateful that Gisela Warstler shared it with me. On March 31, 1995, I began my story this way: ASHLEY — It takes a strong woman to forgive a husband who allowed her to think he was dead for 25 years. But Gisela Warstler of Ashley is strong enough to pardon the man who couldn’t cope with coming home from Vietnam. “I think he was a casualty of war, in just a different way,” she said Thursday, a day after she and her long-lost husband, George, burst into the national spotlight. … “Dateline” producers told

Gisela the 45-minute segment was the longest their show has ever devoted to a single story. George Warstler left Gisela and their two young children in Ashley in 1967 when he went to the Vietnam War. His combat duty DAVE ended in 1969, but while on leave KURTZ in Australia, he changed his identity and dropped out of sight. The Army declared him dead in 1981. Then in February 1994, the government stunned Gisela with the news that her husband was alive after all. Their son, Gary, used the telephone to track down his father in New Zealand and flew to meet him … in a reunion filmed by “Dateline.” There’s not enough space to tell the whole story here, but this time the focus should be on Gisela Warstler’s compassion. At first, she reacted the way

you’d expect to her husband’s abandonment of his family. Then, she told me, “The anger quickly turned into an unbelievable sadness … the sadness that I felt was for him, not for me … I have my children, and he missed out on all of it.” She told her story to “Dateline” because Phillips agreed to travel to New Zealand to tell George Warstler’s side of the tale. She met her husband in her hometown, Augsburg, Germany, where he was serving in 1964. They married in 1965, and in 1967 they came to his hometown of Ashley with their children. Soon, the Army sent him to Vietnam. “Dateline” focused on the reasons George Warstler disappeared after his combat experience. The show also spotlighted Gary Warstler’s determination to track down his father, starting with few clues. But Gisela Warstler’s courage deserves attention, too. Six months after arriving in a foreign country, she found herself an apparent widow with no income. “She struggled so hard. She had two kids and she couldn’t speak English,” her daughter, Judy

Middleton of Auburn, said Friday. “She was in a terrible position, and that’s what made her stronger.” “I remember her getting that first job in Hamilton. It was $2 an hour, and she had to buy a car to get there,” said Gary Warstler, who recently moved to Texas. Gisela Warstler Gisela came from a Warstler close-knit family in Germany, but chose not to take her children back to her homeland, her daughter said. In the early 1980s, she became a U.S. citizen. “She was very, very proud of that. She studied very hard,” Middleton said. “They gave her a little flag, and she set it on her table for a very long time.” Middleton added, “I think what kept her here was the fact that she was actually waiting for my dad.” Her wait lasted until 2001, when he came home in a trip documented by “Dateline.” After clearing up his record with the Army, George Warstler returned to Ashley to visit his mother, who lived only two

blocks from the wife he left behind. Eventually, he had to travel the final few steps of his long journey home. “We walked it, and he was a nervous wreck seeing my mom again,” Middleton said. “I told him everything was going to be OK. She didn’t have any hard feelings against him.” Gisela greeted George with a big hug, Middleton said, adding, “They had a cup of coffee together, and everything was OK.” After all the publicity, the Warstler family went back to living normal lives, Gary said. A reminder of his mother’s time in the spotlight came Wednesday evening. “We were sitting at the funeral, and flowers showed up from … Stone Phillips and Steve Cheng,” the latter a “Dateline” producer who worked on the stories, Gary Warstler said. They hadn’t forgotten what Gary Warstler knows about his mother: “She was an amazing woman. We’re very, very lucky.” DAVE KURTZ is the executive editor of KPC Media Group newspapers. He may be reached at dkurtz@kpc media. com.

Diminishing the innovation deficit

KPC website, social media provide information through storm When the lights went out at The Star at 6:35 p.m. Jan. 6 — with the outside temperature at 13 below zero — reporter Octavia Lehman noticed that the power was out throughout downtown Auburn. She posted about the outage on her Twitter account (@ octavialehman). That information was quickly posted on the KPC Media Facebook (KPC Media Group Inc) ONLINE and Twitter (@kpcnews) On Facebook, COMMENTS accounts. fans of KPC Media responded that power was out in other areas of James Tew also Auburn. Reporter Aaron Organ (@AaronOrganKPC) was able to reach Mayor Norman Yoder, who confirmed the entire city was without power, and Aaron tweeted that information — which was again shared on KPC’s Facebook and Twitter, and shared and retweeted from there, presumably by many who had access to the internet on smartphones. A story was posted at, with links on social media, wrapping up all the information gleaned from officials and utility companies. As the night progressed, updates were posted on locations of warming shelters and the efforts to restore power, which finally came back online at 12:45 a.m. Jan. 7. It was part of a busy week for KPC’s website and social media as one of the most severe winter storms in decades blew through northeast Indiana. Anticipating disruptions in newspaper delivery, KPC opened up so that stories and e-editions were free to all readers beginning Jan. 5. Weather stories were posted and updated as counties and cities made changes to travel advisories and warnings. Regular updates and links to information from authorites also were posted on KPC’s Facebook and Twitter.

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Storm reactions on Facebook, A photo posted on Facebook of Penny Burlaw of Angola trudging her way to work Jan. 6 generated mixed reactions from KPC fans. Nancy Workman DeLucenay commented, “That is commitment! Give her a raise for that.” However, Jill Jollief responded, “All businesses should be closed so employees don’t have to get out and customers are not tempted.” On, FreeWorldOrder posted this reaction to a storm story: “Pretty amazing, this snow, drifting, and bitter cold temps! It’s been years since I’ve seen these conditions in northeast Indiana. Much thanks to all of state and city workers for the aroundthe-clock work they have been putting in to keep the streets open.”

New on video Monday’s Neighbors feature profiled Viola Brodbeck, a client at the Arc of LaGrange County. You can find out more about Viola in a related video at kpcnews. com. JAMES TEW (“james_t” on The Fence Post) is online editor for KPC Media Group. He can be reached by email at

Much has been written about the national budget deficit, and for good reason. But America is facing another shortfall that’s just as serious: an innovation deficit. As Congress returns to work and negotiates spending levels for the next two years, one priority should be at the top of their list: increased funding for biomedical research. This is something Washington does really well. Ninety percent of the money supporting basic research in this country funnels through the National Institutes of Health, and many Americans live longer and stronger lives because of its work. The impact is practical as well as moral. Federal grants boost the economy, create new jobs and products and reduce time lost to debilitating illness. “The argument that biomedical research pays a generous return on investment is well-grounded,” says the Washington Post. “The research (that) NIH funds is precisely what we should demand from government.” As conservative columnist George Will wrote recently, NIH is “the federal government at its best.” And yet in a profoundly misguided policy, NIH funding has stayed flat for a decade; factor in inflation, and purchasing power has actually declined. Moreover, the automatic spending cuts known as a “sequester” sliced another 5 percent from the budget last year. As a result, only about 15 percent of all grant applications are now being approved, which is half the rate of a decade ago. Labs are closing, layoffs are mounting, graduate stipends and equipment purchases are declining. NIH director Francis Collins tells us that he lives in fear of turning away a scientist who might win the Nobel Prize someday. Meanwhile, foreign competitors like China and Japan are boosting their outlays. According to a recent report in the New England Journal of Medicine, America’s share of global spending for biomedical research and development dropped to 45 percent in 2012, down from 51 percent in 2007. The research community got good news in December when Congress shelved the sequester and increased annual federal spending by $45 billion. But as lawmakers divide that slightly larger pie, competition for every dollar will still be fierce, and biomedical research needs all the friends it can get. Hunter Rawlings, the president of the Association of American Universities, says it well: “As we cut, and then cut some more, and as our competitors overseas increase their investments in research and education, we create an innovation deficit that threatens America’s global leadership. This foolish policy must end.” Yes it must. For one thing, scientific

experiments take a long time and require a high tolerance for failure. There are not many tasks that government does better than private enterprise, but funding basic research is one of them. Even Will, an apostle of free markets, agrees that “in the private sector, where investors expect a quick turnaround, it is difficult to find dollars for a 10-year program.” COKIE ROBERTS The widening “innovation deficit” STEVEN ROBERTS also discourages young scientists who wonder whether they will have the resources in the future to build a career. We admit to a bias — we have relatives whose research depends heavily on NIH funding — but that also gives us a personal insight into the crisis. We know Collins is correct when he says, “Many young scientists are on the verge of giving up, taking with them the talent needed to make tomorrow’s medical breakthroughs”. He cites a poll showing one of five American researchers is now considering a move to another country and adds, “That’s frightening.” The problem is compounded by another incredibly stupid government policy: strict limits on visas for foreign-born researchers who studied at American universities but cannot get permission to stay and work here. Countries like Canada and Germany are wooing them ardently, deepening our “innovation deficit.” “The biomedical community is living a paradox,” Collins asserts. Just as funding is drying up, medical breakthroughs are more promising than ever. New vaccines to treat AIDS and influenza are “poised for rapid progress,” he wrote recently in the Post. Brain research “could mean enormous advances” in therapies for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neurological disorders. All this progress could be endangered by the fiscal shortsightedness that seems to have infected much of Congress. Not all government spending is equal. Yes, a sizeable chunk of it is wasteful and careless. But some of it is absolutely essential to America’s national interest. Good investments turn profits and pay dividends. Funding biomedical research and closing the innovation deficit is just such an investment: the highest, best use of hard-earned taxpayer dollars.

COKIE ROBERTS AND STEVEN V. ROBERTS are columnists for Newspaper Enterprise Assn.

High 5s & Hisses • High fives A reader writes: “Big thank yous to city workers including those in the public safety departments who working together clear streets and keep our communities safe during weather emergencies. These folks work sometimes in terrible conditions and are sometimes maligned. Yet, they bravely battle snow and cold doing the job while also trying to balance the costs of government’s limited resources.” Vickey Hochstetler and “the crew at Pak A Sak” of Ligonier wrote: “I would like to thank all the employees from the Ligonier street department, Ligonier water department and the Ligonier police and fire departments for the outstanding jobs they did dealing with this winter storm. We at Pak A Sak are grateful for all they did for the city. The streets were cleared and the people went above and beyond to keep the city safe and sound We all owe you a big debt of gratitude. Thank you so much. This is one of the reasons I love working in this town.” Barb Radebaugh of Auburn writes: “Many thanks to all who were involved in restoring power to Auburn residents during the recent power loss. God bless you for working during the night in the bitter cold weather.” Pam Middleton says: “I would like to give a big thank you to the nice man who took

time out of his commute to pull beside my car and get my attention to let me know my tail pipe was full of snow and I needed to get it cleaned out. A full tail pipe can affect many things on a car, and it was very nice of him to let me know.” Reader Ray Hestrom sends a high five to Mrs. VanWagner’s second-grade class at Wolcott Mills Elementary. The students donated pencils and crayons for students in Nicaragua. “It meant a great deal to the Nicaraguan students to get them, since they cannot afford school supplies like that,” he wrote. “This class was my class for Junior Achievement, and they are a great group of kids, which is a reflection of their teacher and the whole Wolcott Mills family.” A reader writes: “In addition to the high five regarding people who serve us during inclement weather … people should not forget the many street and highway department workers who spend hours snowplowing the streets to keep them safe as possible so that police and fire can get through. It isn’t an easy task. Thanks to all of them who are out during the least desirable conditions. HIGH FIVES AND HISSES is a Sunday feature compiled by this newspaper’s editorial board. To nominate, call or email the editor of this newspaper.




Odds and ends as we head into new year Partly cloudy today with a high of 40. South wind of 10 to 15 mph with gusts of up to 20 mph. Partly cloudy tonight with a low in the mid-30s. Breezy, with south winds of 15 to 20 mph and gusts as high as 25 mph. Look for a high of 41 on Monday with a possibility of snow starting in the morning. Low 21.

Sunrise Monday 8:06 a.m. Sunset Monday 5:33 p.m.

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Job, career fair coming to Angola ANGOLA — More than 20 companies, educational institutions and other organizations will participate in a Steuben County Career 7 Job Fair from 1-4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Steuben County Community Center, 317 S. Wayne St., Angola. People will be able to connect with local employers as well as

learn about a variety of educational and training opportunities. Participants will include Angel Corps, Angola Chamber of Commerce, Bowen Center, Elwood Staffing, Freedom Academy, Impact Institute, Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast, Kelly Services, Koester Metals, Mediacom


Communications Corp., Metaldyne, Peoplelink Staffing Solutions, Pine Manor, Miller Poultry, Potawatomi Inn, Pro Resources, Rise Inc., Steuben County Economic Development Corp., Trine University, Univertical Corp., Vestil Manufacturing Corp. and WorkOne Northeast.

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testify that, “What was good To begin the New Year, I want to apologize for an error enough for me when I went to school ought to be good in last week’s column. There enough for today’s students.” I wrote that the personal At the other extreme are property of commercial and those inclined to say, “There industrial firms was assessed is nothing too good for my at the state level. That is child, and the not true. County school in my area assessors remain ought to reflect my responsible for such values.” assessments. Between these That error was extremes are not commented the many who on by any of my recognize the readers. This lack of quality of faciliresponse indicates: a) I have no readers; MORTON ties influences the education students b) I have no readers MARCUS receive. Further, who know anything school buildings about the assessment are community of business personal assets that influence property; c) I have the location of no readers who care families and enough to put me businesses alike. on the right path; or The one-room, unheated d) your kindly local editor wooden school with the corrected my misstatement. two-seater privy has become On Feb. 9, Lake Central a romanticized artifact of a High School in Lake time best forgotten. Structures County dedicates its new and facilities adequate 20 $120-million complex. This year ago are out-of-date, as is a renovation and extension are teachers who have not of its existing structure. The modernized their methods public will be invited to see and curriculum. what their money is buying Every new education and learn how education facility in Indiana should be at Lake Central will be the object of a community enhanced by the new facility. celebration. Given today’s For all of us, this is a financial puritanism, no good reminder that in some district dares to spend too areas of the state progress is much on frills and fads. being made in reinvigorating “Indiana, the state that education. Some citizens do not see the need for structural works” is the latest frivolous slogan used to attract capital improvements. They will

investment to Indiana. No doubt you heard this slogan was on a sign above Times Square during the year just past. It may still be there, if the state government does not have the good sense to take it down. What does this assertion mean? Does it suggest Hoosiers work harder than those who live elsewhere? Does it signify the social and political mechanisms of Indiana are better attuned to each other than will found in Ohio? What is the New York visitor to think upon see this meaningless fluff? Remember, this is only a 15-second message. I was reminded of the Indiana works ad as I watched TV recently. There was an ad encouraging investment in Mongolia with essentially the same message. We have the people, the knowledge, the work ethic, the willingness to engage with business, etc. The ad agency for Mongolia missed its desired viewers, just as I suspect Indiana was taken by its ad agency with a sign in Times Square. MORTON J. MARCUS is an independent economist, speaker and writer formerly with Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

KPC Media Group sponsoring free marketing workshops KENDALLVILLE — KPC Media Group is offering a series of free workshops aimed at small to medium sized businesses throughout northeast Indiana featuring Mike Blinder, national speaker, author and one of the nation’s leading internet experts. These free two-hour workshops will help Blinder decision makers learn how to grow their business on the web by finding new customers, cost effectively, online. “The ABCs of Interactive Marketing” workshop topics include: reaching thousands of potential customers, getting found on the web, improving your website’s performance and social networking strategies that guarantee success. In addition, participants have a chance to win a free business marketing

makeover. Interested persons can choose one of these times and locations: • Monday, Jan. 20, 2:30 p.m. in Fort Wayne at the Courtyard by Marriott, 1150 Harrison Square. A light snack will be provided. • Tuesday, Jan. 21, 7:30 a.m. in Auburn at the Bridgewater Golf Course, 1818 Morningstar Road. A continental breakfast will be provided. • Tuesday, Jan. 21, 11:30 a.m. in Angola at 6 Autumns Restaurant, 3855 S.R. 127. A light lunch will be provided. • Tuesday, Jan. 21, 3:30 p.m. in Kendallville at Cobblestone Golf Course, 2702 Cobblestone Lane. A light snack will be provided. Reservations are required. To reserve a seat visit Or call 426-2640, ext. 358. “KPC Media Group is pleased to sponsor these workshops featuring Mike Blinder, by far one of the leading experts in the field

of internet marketing,” said Terry Ward, COO, KPC Media Group. “We are proud to offer these free workshops as part of our on-going commitment to help small to medium sized businesses in northeast Indiana grow by providing high quality educational opportunities for those who wish to learn and better target their products and services to potential customers.” KPC Media Group has been locally owned since its founding in 1911. Along with the Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly, it publishes three daily newspapers, the Times Community Publications in Allen County, Family magazine and the Smart Shopper, along with phone books and real estate guides in northeast Indiana. The company also has commercial printing and direct-mail divisions and offers expanded digital services through Keyflow Creative.

Wolfpack Chassis receives funding BY DENNIS NARTKER

KENDALLVILLE — Wolfpack Chassis, a Kendallville-based manufacturer and developer of chassis and chassis related components for the recreational vehicle, manufactured housing and specialty chassis markets, announced completion of a $625,000 round of financing with participation by Elevate Ventures.

The start-up company is leasing a former Reliable Products Machining & Welding Co. building at 800 Weston Ave. from DA-CO, and began renovating the building in late 2012. Elevate Ventures, a venture development investment group, provided $755,000 in seed money to support the new company, according to CEO Robert Frost. In November 2012 Kendallville City Council

granted Wolfpack Chassis 10 years of phased in tax abatement on $1.4 million of new equipment, and 10 years of phased in tax abatement on $508,000 on real property. Council passed a resolution in May 2013 reaffirming the abatements. Two production lines are operating, and the company has more than 20 employees, according to Frost.

Stocks Of Local Interest • Prices as of Jan. 10, 2014 Courtesy of Edward Jones Stock Name

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Alcoa 10.10 Amer. Elec. 47.20 Air Products 109.62 Cooper Tire 25.85 Courier Corp. 17.43 CSX Corp 28.88

—0.47 +1.10 —1.61 +1.06 —0.38 +0.46

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t every KPC Media Group office, there’s at least one desk in the newsroom, not to mention other departments, that is the keeper of take-out menus. In addition, the water cooler talk often revolves around where employees have been recently for dinner or lunch at area restaurants. We have a number of local places that specialize in a variety of great food. The talk led us to decide to compile a list of “best food” selections, some of the favorite dishes enjoyed at area restaurants by our news staff members. Here is our list of very subjective selections: Fish Sandw John’s Turke ich at y Lake Tavern


Area Activities • Artists called to exhibit at Garrett art museum GARRETT —The Garrett Museum Of Art’s Annual Member’s Show will begin Friday, March 14, and showcase as many area artists as possible. The show will run through April 21. This exhibit is for all artists in DeKalb, Noble, Steuben and Allen counties as well as artists who have an association with the museum. Media accepted will include oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, sculpture, ceramics, fiber art, printmaking, photography, drawing, stained glass and mixed media. This will be a juried show; notification of rejection only will be sent out by March 8. There is a $20 entry fee made payable to the GMOA. This fee entitles the exhibitor up to three entries. The fee will be waived for artist members at the $25 and above membership level. Entry forms may be picked up at Garrett Museum of Art or may be downloaded at Forms may also be picked up at the main Garrett State Bank location or the Garrett Library. For further information contact Mark Ober at or by phone at Garrett High School, 357-4114, or after hours at 485-9214. SEE AREA ACTIVITIES, PAGE C2

Why this meal is so good: The broasted chicken breasts, when not overcooked, are deliciously moist and nearly melt in your mouth. The best sides are a cup of Bill Freeman’s famous bean soup and broasted potatoes. The homemade smoky bits dressing on a tossed salad is wonderful. — Terry Housholder

Fish sandwich JOHN’S TURKEY LAKE TAVERN, ELMIRA I think it’s a great sandwich for the price … enough fish to feed two, actually. I always take my sandwich apart and eat it one bite of fish at a time, always using the restaurant’s homemade tarter sauce. The fish is flavorful yet mild. Once every couple of months it just becomes a got-to-have meal. — Patrick Redmond

Chicago dogs PAT’S CHICAGO DOGS, SYRACUSE From a selfish standpoint, I wish Angola High School sports teams could go west instead of south for certain sectional tournaments. That’s so I could stop at Pat’s Chicago Dogs. I always get six Chicago Dogs, including a couple with hot peppers. It’s enough to last me a couple of

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days. It’s everything a Chicago Dog should be. It’s a Vienna beef hot dog snuggled nicely in a poppy seed bun with a quarter strip of dill pickle that stretches about the length of the hot dog. Then you have the relish, onions, mustard and slices of tomato. The pickle juices carry an aroma that’s amazing. No ketchup! — Ken Fillmore

Specialty pizza: Spinach Deluxe PIZZA FORUM, AUBURN, KENDALLVILLE, FORT WAYNE This pie, developed by Angola native Mike Cole, is a vegetarian delight, with a mountain of spinach, thin rings of white onion and enough garlic to keep away a vampire. The sauce is Forum’s signature tomato sauce. Topping it off is a wonderful blend of mozzarella and Muenster cheese. I like extra garlic. — Mike Marturello

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Cinnamon caramel doughnuts RISE’N ROLL, MIDDLEBURY If you want to try an amazing deli and bakery, look no further than Rise’n Roll in Middlebury. But listen closely, ignore all the delicious temptations and go straight for the cinnamon caramel doughnuts. You’ll find them in the bakery window and you will also notice dozens of boxes full on the back shelf. There’s a reason they line the shelves like no other item in this shop. They are the best doughnuts you may ever find. The doughnut is perfectly soft, pillowy and light. I am guessing the topping is a mixture of powdered sugar, cinnamon and caramel, and perhaps unicorn wings, maybe some rainbow dust? Something magical, I’m sure of it. When you bite it, it all melts together in your mouth. So put down whatever it is you are doing, hop in your car, and go get one of these magical doughnuts. — Erin Doucette SEE BEST THING I EVER ATE, PAGE C2

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Area Activities • performance. The next day, Sunday, Jan. 26, the high school show choir holds its annual dinner theater event. The group presents two shows, the first starting at 4:15 p.m. and the second performance begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for this event cost $12 and must be purchased in advance. For more information about the camp or to purchase dinner theater tickets, contact Lisa Miller at 463-3834 or Shawn Miller at 463-2896.


BBBS to host appreciation luncheon Jan. 26 in Kendallville KENDALLVILLE — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana (Noble and LaGrange counties) will host an appreciation luncheon Monday, Jan. 20, at noon. Mayor Suzanne Handshoe will be on hand to proclaim January as “Mentoring Month.” The event will be at the American Legion Post 86, 322 S. Main St. For more information contact Ashley Kuhn, special events coordinator, by email at ashley. or call 203-3330.

Lakeland High School to host show choir camp, dinner theater Jan. 25-26 LAGRANGE — Young performers interested in learning about stage performance might want to consider signing up for the Lakeland High School’s show choir camp on Jan. 25 at the high school. The camp is geared toward elementary and middle school students. Lakeland’s group, Vocal Motion Show Choir, under the direction of Jared Staub, will be teaching children some of the finer points of a song and dance routine. The camp is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost to attend the camp is $25, and includes a T-shirt and lunch. Campers are asked to wear comfortable clothing and a pair of tennis shoes. Campers will get a chance to show off what they’ve learned when they step onto the Lakeland High School auditorium stage at 1:45 p.m. for a special

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From a place known for its red meat, Shorty’s serves up a great grilled fish with tomatoes, capers, olives and garlic. I have been trying to cut down on steak and prime rib — which I love — and it is very easy to do when fish is prepared this well. — Grace Housholder

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Why this sandwich is so good: The meat is thick and juicy, the breading has its roots in the original Hoosier tenderloins, as in crumbled crackers, and the sauce — mayo based with kernels of corn in it — is to die for. It is served on a locally baked bun and comes with house-made chips and a house-made pickle spear. — Mike Marturello

WALL LAKE TAVERN, ORLAND Wall Lake Tavern serves succulent baby back ribs. They are very meaty and cooked to fall-off-the-bone tenderness. The sauce is tangy yet sweet. They have a slightly charred flavor like they were grilled on a Weber … just perfection on a plate. — Jan Richardson

Salmon ITALIAN GRILLE, AUBURN The Italian Grille’s grilled salmon filet prepared over a wood-fired grill gets my vote. Two sauces are available, but my favorite is the gusto style, topped with boursin cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and a

basil lemon butter sauce. — Dave Kurtz


POTAWATOMI INN, POKAGON STATE PARK, LAKE JAMES The best meal I’ve eaten here since we moved to Kendallville was when Shannon and I went to the Valentine’s Day dinner/dance a few years ago at the Potawatomi Inn. I know some people turn their noses up at buffets, but when you have melt-in-yourmouth prime rib and paired with a perfectly-prepared chicken cordon bleu, it can’t be beat. I was glad we danced a lot so I was able to work the meal off.

shredded beef burrito and homemade red sauce. Ahi Chihuahua is a grocery in downtown Angola, but it also has a few tables for dining. You can’t beat the home style Mexican food Joe puts out. — Amy Oberlin



When it comes to this specialty, I’ll take the Torpedough No. 6 with chicken, ham, pineapple, Swiss and mozzarella cheeses soaked in honey mustard sauce and wrapped in baked dough. If you’re not into torpedoughs, there’s Caruso’s stuffed shells and don’t ever forget the big, buttery breadsticks.


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Looking for Super Bowl tickets? You pay, they play NEW YORK (AP) — Welcome to the Super Bowl, where demand always beats supply and the teams don’t really matter. The NFL’s championship game is one of the largest sports and entertainment spectacles in the world. The teams aren’t exactly afterthoughts, but tickets are going to move quickly no matter how popular the two contenders are. In fact, the number printed after the dollar sign on the front of a Super Bowl ticket has about as much in common with the price paid by its holder as the point spread does with the final. Less, actually — the point spread is at least an informed prediction that comes from the bookmakers’ observations of previous events and the price the public will pay to bet its teams. So, as we near the big game on Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., let’s take an inside look at the ticket trade. HOW MUCH? Even on, users in search of tickets are directed to a resellers’ website, operated by Ticketmaster. On Thursday evening, the cheapest ticket available was over $3,000. (The league also conducts a lottery to purchase tickets for $500. These cannot be resold.) On Stubhub, people were willing to part with seats for a little more than $2,500, 24 days and an hour before kickoff. Needless to say, these were all in the nosebleed sections. But fans eager to lock down seats now would probably be advised to wait. “What were probably going to see is over time, the closer we get to the game, the more the prices will drop,” said Smita Saran, Stubhub’s senior spokeswoman.


In this Jan. 28, 2011, file photo, some NFL football Super Bowl XLV tickets are held outside Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Super Bowl tickets are tough to acquire. There’s only so many seats in the stadium, and several are filled by corporations and sponsors. Then,

Saran said that before last year’s game, Stubhub was receiving searches for tickets up to an hour before kickoff. She also pointed out that fans who purchase on Stubhub have access to a tailgate party where they can pick up their tickets in the parking lot — they’ll even give fans a lift there from New Jersey or Manhattan. But that all depends on someone pulling the trigger on a major purchase. WHO’S PLAYING? The teams in the game should have some bearing on the price. Large fanbases close to the New York City area — think New England — could cause demand and prices to rise. Three West Coast teams are still alive in the playoffs, and no matter how ardently supported the San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks are,

when you factor in price and logistics, it makes it all that more difficult, even with the rise of the secondary market on the internet. Things won’t be any easier this year, as the NFL houses its first cold-weather Super Bowl on Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in New York.

being a continent away from seeing the game in person will probably thin the horde’s ranks. The remaining teams in order of proximity to Newark Airport, just down the turnpike from the Meadowlands, are the Carolina Panthers (from Charlotte, N.C.), Indianapolis Colts, New Orleans Saints and Denver Broncos. The halftime show is set. That’ll be Grammy-winner Bruno Mars. The 28-year-old pop star isn’t as venerable as some of the heavy hitters to grace the halftime stage in the past — Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, the Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney have albums older than he is — but he should be a bigger draw than Up With People. WHAT’S THE WEATHER LIKE? Regardless of what team is in the game, one more major factor could affect prices — the weather forecast. If the prospect of playing outside in 40-degree weather (the average for East Rutherford, N.J.), doesn’t seem so bad, that could be because most of the states just experienced a polar vortex with nighttime temperatures getting down into single digits. As this is the first Super Bowl in a cold-weather city, there’s no data on how a cold

snap affects interest in tickets, but after the polar vortex, it’s probably safe to assume demand would not be strong to sit outside for four hours or longer on a cold night in northern New Jersey. WHAT ABOUT TRAFFIC? New Jersey is not known as the easiest place to drive. And that was before members of Gov. Chris Christie’s administration were found to have arranged for intentional traffic jams for political retribution. After previously assuring the public that his staff had nothing to do with the lane closings in September that caused major backups at the George Washington Bridge, Christie said had to fire an aide. His news conference to address the scandal made national news three weeks before his state is on display for the world as host of the Super Bowl. That said, no governor can control New York City area traffic, but the state’s transportation authority will be running trains on a new line completed ahead of the stadium’s 2010 opening. An armada of buses will also be available, and organizers are discouraging drivers — the host committee website even refers to parking as “4th and Long.”




Clothes closet open in downtown Garrett BY SUE CARPENTER

GARRETT — Gina’s Clothes Closet in Garrett, an outreach ministry of the First Church of Christ, is open Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 9-11 a.m. at the corner of Keyser and Randolph streets in Garrett. The closet provides clothing and personal items for those in need at no charge. Patrons are asked to fill out a basic contact information sheet with sizes and ages of needs in a household. Income and other questions are not asked. Patrons can visit once a month by entering the door on East Keyser Street. Gina Walker saw the need for a clothing ministry a few years ago and found herself in charge of it. “I guess I spoke up,” she

said. “God laid a need in my heart.” A clothing giveaway was held on a weekend in the church basement in the spring and again in the fall beginning two years ago. But after each event, all of the items were packed away until the next event. Walker stored many of the items at her place of work in Fort Wayne. When Corner Haven opened a coffee shop and gift store and youth ministry downtown in the former Ort’s Jewelry location, Brother Bud Owen wanted to use part of the building for the clothes closet. The new site opened in September where items are neatly arranged on hangers and displayed for selection. Some visitors swap outgrown items for other

Pope to nuns: Why aren’t you answering the phone? VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has made another one of his cold calls to wish a group of nuns in a Spanish convent Happy New Year. Only he got their answering machine, instead. “What are the nuns doing that they can’t answer the phone?” Francis asked in the message he left, the recording of which was obtained by Spain’s El Mundo newspaper and broadcast on Italian media

Jan. 4. “This is Pope Francis. I wanted to offer you greetings for the end of the year. Maybe I’ll try to call again later. May God bless you,” he said. Francis has made a habit out of calling people out of the blue, often checking in with ordinary folk who have written him about their hardships. He places the calls himself, as evidenced by the message.

This Dec. 8, photo shows Pope Francis as he arrives at the Spanish Steps to pray at the statue of the Virgin Mary, in central Rome on the occasion of the Immaculate Conception feast. Francis was surprised when he called a group of nuns to wish them Happy New Year and got their answering machine, Spanish and Italian media reported Jan. 4.

sizes when they stop by, according to Walker. Donations are accepted between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays of the month. Items currently needed include boys and girls clothes size 6X to 18, junior clothing, scrubs, maternity clothing, new men’s boxer underwear (size small and medium), hats and gloves for all ages, pull-up diapers and diapers size 2-3, and toiletries such as shampoo, deodorant, toiletries, and large size men’s clothing and coats XL to 5X. Household items, purses, shoes and belts, used underwear and socks, toys and electronics are not accepted. For information contact Walker at 357-0009.

Volunteers at Gina’s Clothes Closet in Garrett display some of the items available at the shop. From left are Gina Walker, Amanda Hathaway and Cathy DePew. SUE CARPENTER

Lakewood Park to offer GriefShare AUBURN — Lakewood Park Baptist Church, 5555 C.R. 29, will provide a 13-week program on grief beginning Thursday. GriefShare is a video-based series with

leading authors, counselors, speakers and pastors with years of experience in grief recovery, such as Dr. Larry Crabb, Joni Eareckson Tada and the late Zig Ziglar. Each session includes a video

MILLHOUSEN (HSPA InfoNet) — This holiday season marked the end of 119 years of service at St. Denis Church in rural Jennings County and the beginning of a new era for the Catholic church members. St. Denis Parish merged into Immaculate Conception Parish, in Millhousen in Decatur County, on Dec. 1, 2013. The final Mass for members of St. Denis was Nov. 23, 2013, when the church officially closed. “It was a sad day. As one of the parish ladies put it, my head knows it was time to close the church but my heart is having a hard time catching up,” said Sister Christine Ernstes, parish life coordinator for St. Denis and Immaculate Conception churches. Ernstes was assigned to both St. Denis and Immaculate Conception to help the 34 families registered as members of St. Denis make a smooth transition to other churches. Bond-building included a Christmas Eve event. The children of the former St. Denis Parish and the Immaculate Conception Parish celebrated the Christmas season together. Located on 10 acres in northeast Jennings County, near the Decatur County line,

St. Denis Church was built in 1894 by 10 families in the rural farming community. The bricks for the church were handmade by parishioners from Jennings County soil, and descendants of the founding families have maintained the church building, grounds and nearby cemetery for more than a century. “This is not just about a building for these people. It is personal. It is about family memories held from generation to generation,” Ernstes said. “We still have much heart work to do to help families; but, now, we must also tend to the business of closing a church down.” Archbishop Joseph Tobin, who leads Catholics in central and southern Indiana, announced in June 2013 the plans for the merger of parishes and closing of St. Denis Church. A committee of members of both parishes was formed to make decisions regarding the disposition of the St. Denis buildings, grounds and cemetery. The church building and grounds will be sold, but the cemetery will be kept and maintained by members of Immaculate Conception Church, Ernstes said. Beloved objects within the church will be donated to other churches.

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United Methodist lay ministries academy planned FORT WAYNE — The Northeast District of the United Methodist Church will offer the winter session of its Academy of Lay Ministries for 2014 on five upcoming Sundays. The academy is an opportunity to grow spiritually, in faith, knowledge and leadership, caring and communication; and in the process develop necessary relationship skills to better serve our Lord Jesus Christ, a press release said.

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DEAR ABBY: We rented a car while we were on vacation. Most of the newer cars have all kinds of high-tech equipment and devices — different kinds for different models of vehicles. The problem is the instruction booklets that describe how the equipment operates are never provided with the cars. It’s dangerous to try and figure out how the equipment operates by trial and error while starting to drive an unfamiliar vehicle. Why don’t the rental agencies provide the instruction manuals, or at least a pamphlet summarizing the procedures? Surely not many people would steal them, since they’re just using the cars for a short time. Also, it would be helpful if the rental agencies would include an inexpensive ice scraper with every car in appropriate areas of the country, so customers could clean their windshields and avoid the hazard of obstructed vision. — CAR RENTER IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. DEAR CAR RENTER: What you’re describing is also true with loaner cars that are offered when a vehicle is being serviced. I am pretty sure the reason those items are not provided is fear that they would be stolen. However, I agree that knowing how to operate the radio, heating, air-conditioning and street map functions on the newer cars can be confusing — which is why you should ask to have the pertinent pages of the manual photocopied so you can refer to them as needed. (The technologically inclined can Google the make of car and ask “How to turn on the radio,” etc. because the information is available online.) DEAR ABBY: My best friend died from the flu in November. She was only 63 and had been my friend for 23 years. She died because she was stubborn and insisted to all her friends — myself included — that she was “fine” and didn’t need to see a doctor or go to the emergency room. We had all threatened to come and drag her to the doctor or the ER or call 911, but because she insisted she was getting better, we took her word for it. Now we’re kicking ourselves for not getting her the help she obviously needed. Abby, please tell your readers that when a friend or family member is sick enough to cause this kind of concern, to ignore the person and get her (or him) to a doctor! I will miss my friend every day for the rest of my life because I can no longer call to say good morning. Her name was Abby, too, and she was the best friend I’ve ever had. — DEVASTATED IN TARZANA, CALIF. DEAR DEVASTATED: I’m sorry for the loss of your friend. But none of you should blame yourselves for what happened to her. She made an unwise choice. It is not unusual for people who experience serious symptoms to go into a state of denial (“Let’s wait,” “It will pass,” etc.). But unless your friend was experiencing extreme respiratory distress or an unusually high fever, she might have recovered from that virus without intervention. P.S. I can’t help but wonder if your friend got her flu vaccination last fall when they started being offered. While it’s not 100 percent effective for everyone, it is effective in many people. I get one every year, and it’s worth discussing with your doctor. A THOUGHT FOR THE DAY, COURTESY OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: “He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals.” 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.



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This my final column of 2013. This is Friday after Christmas. We had a very nice enjoyable Christmas Day. We made a big breakfast casserole the night before with the ingredients being scrambled eggs, shredded potatoes, onions, green peppers, diced cheese, bacon, ham and then topped with sausage gravy. On Christmas morning we put it in the oven to heat while we opened gifts. Everyone was very happy and excited for their gifts. Although it is exciting to open presents at Christmas time, may we always remember the true meaning of Christmas: Jesus, our Savior, was born! After all the gifts were opened we ate breakfast, or more like brunch. Then the dishes were washed while Christmas carols were sung. The rest of the day was spent playing games, enjoying new gifts, and just relaxing. What a nice family day to all be together. Snacks were also enjoyed and goodies given from the neighbors. Later we had a light supper of grilled cheese sandwiches. Around 8 p.m. Timothy and Mose left for their homes bringing the well-spent day to a close here at the Eicher

household. The following day everyone was home to clean up the house, burn the boxes and wrapping clutter and wash laundry. Next week on New Year’s Day we will get together with sister Emma, Jacob and family and sisters Verena and Susan and our family Timothy THE and and Mose AMISH at Jacob’s COOK house. The 21 of us exchanged Lovina Eicher names for a gift exchange that day. On Sunday our church will have the annual Christmas potluck so the holidays are still in full swing for us. My husband Joe is smoking deer jerky in the smoker right now. He mixed up 16 pounds of it yesterday. He also mixed up 25 pounds of summer sausage from the venison meat. Mose bought us the deer. It was the fourth one he shot this season. We

really appreciated the meat. Joe has cut up a lot of nice steaks from the deer. Son Benjamin, 14, was along when the does were shot so he was pretty excited. He said they saw a lot of deer. Mose’s family live on a big farm so there are a lot of deer. Daughter Verena left around 8 a.m. with some friends to go to a friend’s house in a community about an hour and a half from here. They plan to stay until Sunday and possibly attend church in that community. It’s still hard to believe she is old enough to be with the youth group. The youth from our church plan to go Christmas caroling tomorrow night. My good friend Lucille from Dayton, Va., sent me a cookbook from their community for Christmas. I was excited to receive it as I love looking through cookbooks getting new ideas for recipes. Try this recipe on one of these cold winter days!

Cheddar Chowder • • • • • •

2 cups water 2 cups diced potatoes 1/2 cup diced carrots 1/2 cup diced celery 1/4 cup chopped onion 1 teaspoon salt

• 1/4 teaspoon black pepper Combine all ingredients in a large kettle. Boil 10 to 12 minutes. Meanwhile make white sauce. Stir sauce into undrained vegetable mixture. Heat throughout.

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1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup flour 2 cups milk 2 cups cheddar cheese, grated • 1 cup cubed ham or fried bacon crumbs In a small saucepan melt the butter. Add flour and stir until smooth (about 1 minute). Slowly add milk while stirring. Cook until thickened. Add grated cheese and stir until melted. Toss in ham or bacon.

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Gifts properly given are of no concern of the IRS DEAR BRUCE: A lawyer told me the IRS no longer looks back on gifts to children. Is this true? I value your opinion. — Jim, via email DEAR JIM: I am not sure why you are asking me about the IRS. Once a gift has been made appropriately, the IRS is out of it. Look-backs are important when money is given to children and then some type of aid is collected, usually from Medicaid. When public benefits are paid to a person who has given money away, upon that person’s demise, the state may look to the receivers of the money and ask that the money be returned, at least as far as the receivers are able to return what was advanced during the individual’s lifetime.

In other words, if the money was clearly given to avoid paying the person’s bills, and it was given within the statutory SMART look-back period, the MONEY state may come after the person’s Bruce Williams estate. There may be some reason the IRS at one time would be interested, but I can see no legitimate reason. If the money is given up to the limits allowed, that’s the

end of the story, assuming the look-back requirement is satisfied. DEAR BRUCE: I have an account with Edward Jones worth almost $136,000. I take out $400 a month. They charge me a fee of $31 to $145 a month. My account representative keeps telling me I am making 6 percent annually. Is this a smart investment? — John, via email DEAR JOHN: It would seem to me that $31 a month is not unreasonable, but $145 seems a bit high. You say you are being told that you are making 6 percent annually. Is that net after expenses? If you are actually walking away with $8,000, it’s not bad in today’s world. On the other side of that, if it’s 6 percent less somewhere

between $400 and $1,600 a year, that’s not so good. There is certainly no reason you shouldn’t be shopping around to see if you can do better. Always take into account the fees. It is oftentimes a wonderful thing to be told you are earning a healthy percentage, but if you don’t take into account the cost of this earning, it is at best misleading. Send your questions to: Smart Money, P.O. Box 2095, Elfers, FL 34680. Email to: bruce@brucewilliams. com. Questions of general interest will be answered in future columns. Owing to the volume of mail, personal replies cannot be provided. COPYRIGHT 2014, NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN.

Fail-safe plan gets children to eat what’s on their plates Yes, it is possible to get kids to eat everything on their plates — spinach, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, you name it. Why, in the American southeast, it is common for toddlers to eat something called livermush. Compared to livermush, broccoli is like ice cream (to me, anyway). Nonetheless, a kid who scarfs down livermush will refuse broccoli. Why do so many of today’s kids have picky palates? Some people with capital letters after their names say it’s because their taste buds send weird signals to their brains when they eat certain foods. That explanation cannot be verified; therefore, it is a theory, and a bad one at that. And so what if something initially tastes weird? When I was a kid, I thought spinach tasted weird. I ate it anyway and learned eventually to love it. My parents didn’t give me a choice. That’s the real reason kids have picky palates — parents give choices. Since the parenting revolution of the 1960s, experts have been encouraging parents to give children

choices. And so today’s parents complain about children who argue with them about “everything.” They also complain that their kids won’t eat what’s put on their plates. “My child won’t eat anything but (some form JOHN of junk ROSEMOND food).” Yes, he will eat something besides junk. Here’s the simple, tested, certified, three-step plan:

“The rule then becomes: When the child has eaten EVERYTHING on his plate, he may have seconds of ANYTHING.” John Rosemond

1. Fix the picky eater what YOU want him to eat for breakfast and lunch. If he does not eat it, wrap it or toss it. Do not allow him to snack between meals, even if he’s eaten nothing all day. You have to stop wanting him to eat. He will live, I assure you. My lawyer said I could tell you that.

of said picky eater’s food preferences. On his plate, put one level teaspoon of each food, as in one teaspoon of roast beef, one teaspoon of mashed potatoes with a few drops of gravy (“He loves mashed potatoes and gravy!”), and one teaspoon of broccoli. The rule then becomes: When the child has eaten EVERYTHING on his plate, he may have seconds of ANYTHING, and the second helping of whatever — in this case, mashed potatoes and gravy — can be as large as his eyes are big.

2. Prepare the evening meal with no consideration

3. It will take a week or so and much complaining


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and maybe even pitiful wailing in the interim, but he will eventually begin eating the green, weird-tasting thing. At that point, begin slowly increasing the portion size of the green thing, but do not increase the portion of the thing(s) he loves. Keep them at one teaspoon. Within a month, he will be eating a regular-size portion of foods his palate would not accept previously, upon which you can begin increasing the portion size of things he loves, but not past the point where he can eat his favorite things and not be hungry. Voila! The key to the success of this fail-safe formula — the variable that makes it fail-safe — is that the child’s parents do not sit at the table encouraging him to “just try” the food he hates. They must act completely nonchalant. If need be, they can feed him and then sit down to a pleasant meal. What a concept! JOHN ROSEMOND is America’s most widely-read parenting authority. He answers parents’ questions at

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Tubes in ears, antibiotics remain good options While I have been practicing medicine for a long time, there are many things that I have never seen and many that I never want to see. During the past week, I saw my first case of mastoiditis, which is an infection of the air pocket just behind the ear, the mastoid air cell. In the days before antibiotic treatment was commonly used for ear infections, mastoiditis was fairly common because of the spread of infection from the ear. The improved treatment of ear infections has made mastoiditis relatively rare. Recently, there has been a lot of controversy about how (and even whether) to treat ear infections because, like most infections, the victim’s immune system will fight off most episodes without antibiotics. However, you do not need to talk to very many parents of kids with ear infections to realize how miserable the kids seem to be and how miserable they make life for everyone

around them during an ear infection. Therefore, if antibiotics would shorten the course of the illness by even a day or two, as many studies have shown, it DR. TERRY would seem to be worth GAFF it, for the sanity of the parents, if for no other reason. The ear infections I am referring to here are middle ear infections (otitis media) that are thought to happen because the eustachian tubes, which are supposed to allow air to get behind the eardrum, do not function properly. When the eustachian tubes are swollen shut, the air behind the eardrums is absorbed by the body, like oxygen is absorbed by your lungs. The vacuum, which develops

where the air was, causes fluid to get sucked into the space behind the eardrum. When a few bacteria are in the fluid behind the eardrum, they start to multiply and grow into a middle ear infection as white blood cells migrate into the fluid to battle the bacteria. This mixture is commonly called pus. So a middle ear infection is basically an abscess behind the eardrum. As many as 90 percent of children have at least one ear infection by age 10. Many episodes resolve spontaneously within three months, but 5 to 10 percent of episodes last more than a year, and up to 40 percent of children have recurrent episodes. Since an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, it makes sense to prevent as many episodes of ear infection as possible. For some people (mostly children) who get ear infections repeatedly, ventilation tubes are surgically placed in the eardrums to keep fluid

“As many as 90 percent of children have at least one ear infection by age 10 … Since an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, it makes sense to prevent as many episodes of ear infection as possible.” Dr. Terry Gaff

• from developing behind the eardrums. Researchers have recently compared the effectiveness of putting tubes in the eardrums to just draining the ears by cutting a hole in the eardrums (myringotomy) and taking out the adenoids, which are like the tonsils, only higher. The 12 studies reviewed showed that tube placement decreased the time with fluid behind the eardrum by 32 percent compared with watchful waiting or delayed treatment at one year after surgery and 13 percent

through two years. These studies also showed that tubes improved hearing in the short-term (up to nine months after surgery) compared with watchful waiting or myringotomy. However, after that time period, they could not tell much difference in hearing. The review also revealed that tubes and watchful waiting did not differ in language, thinking or academic outcomes. What this information means to me is that it is further evidence that it is worth treating middle ear

infections and that putting tubes in the ears does not appear to have negative effects on hearing. However, I would love to see more research about whether treating ear infections helps balance and/or prevents mastoiditis and/or prevents meningitis, which many of us think is true, but have little or no proof. There has been “expert” opinions that we do not need to treat ear infections with antibiotics because most of them will resolve on their own. However, we cannot tell which ones will not get better. So I am planning to continue to treat middle ear infections with antibiotics (and possibly with ventilation tubes) unless evidence becomes clear that another treatment plan is better. DR. TERRY GAFF is a physician in northeast Indiana. Contact him at drgaff@kpcmedia. com or on Facebook. To read past columns and to post comments go to columnists/terry_gaff.

Food companies Growing number of seniors cut 6.4 trillion caring for other seniors calories WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the nation’s largest food companies have cut calories in their products by more than 6.4 trillion, according to a new study. The study sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found between 2007 and 2012 the companies reduced their products’ calories by the equivalent of around 78 calories per person per day. The total is more than four times the amount those companies had pledged to cut by next year. Seventy-eight calories would be about the same as an average cookie or a medium apple, and the federal government estimates an average daily diet at around 2,000 calories. The study said the calories cut averaged out to 78 calories per day for the entire U.S. population. The 2010 pledge taken by 16 companies — including General Mills Inc., Campbell Soup Co., ConAgra Foods Inc., Kraft Foods Inc., Kellogg Co., Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo Inc. and Hershey Co. — was to cut 1 trillion calories by 2012 and 1.5 trillion calories by 2015. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation signed on to hold the companies accountable, and that group hired researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to painstakingly count the calories in almost every single packaged item in the grocery store. To do that, the UNC researchers used the store-based scanner data of hundreds of thousands of foods, commercial databases and nutrition facts panels to

calculate exactly how many calories the companies were selling. The researchers aren’t yet releasing the entire study, but they said Thursday that the companies have exceeded their own goals by a wide margin. Dr. James Marks, director of the Health Group at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, said the group is pleased with the results but the companies “must sustain that reduction, as they’ve pledged to do, and other food companies should follow their lead.” The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is a nonpartisan philanthropic and research organization that works to improve the nation’s health. Even though the companies that made the commitment represent most of the nation’s most well-known food companies, they sold only around a third of all packaged foods and beverages at the beginning of the study. Missing are many off-label brands sold under the names of retailers, and it’s unknown whether those products have changed. It is also unclear how the reduction in calories translates into consumers’ diets. When the companies made the pledge in 2010, they said one way they would try and reduce calories would be to change portion sizes in an attempt to persuade consumers to eat less. The companies also said that they would develop new lower-calorie options and change existing products so they have fewer calories.

NOBLESVILLE (AP) — Paul Gregoline lies in bed, awaiting the helper who will get him up, bathed and groomed. He is 92 years old, has Alzheimer’s disease and needs a hand with nearly every task the day brings. When the aide arrives, though, he doesn’t look so different from the client himself — bald and bespectacled. “Just a couple of old geezers,” jokes Warren Manchess, the 74-year-old caregiver. As demand for senior services provided by nurses’ aides, home health aides and other such workers grows with the aging of baby boomers, so are those professions’ employment of other seniors. The new face of America’s network of caregivers is increasingly wrinkled. Among the overall population of direct-care workers, 29 percent are projected to be 55 or older by 2018, up from 22 percent a decade earlier, according to an analysis by the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute, or PHI, a New York-based nonprofit advocating for workers caring for the country’s elderly and disabled. In some segments of the workforce, including personal and home care aides, those 55 and older are the largest single age demographic. “I think people are surprised that this workforce is as old as it is,” said Abby Marquand, a researcher at PHI. “There’s often people who have chronic disease themselves who have to muster up the energy to perform these really physically taxing caregiving


In this Nov. 21 photo, caregiver Warren Manchess, 74, left, helps Paul Gregoline, 92, with a meal in Noblesville. Burgeoning demand for senior services like home health aides is being met by a surprising segment of the workforce: Other seniors. Twenty-nine percent of so-called directcare workers are projected to be 55 or

needs.” Manchess came out of retirement to work for Home Instead Senior Care after caring for his mother-in-law, who, too, had Alzheimer’s and whom he regarded as his hero. The experience, though taxing, inspired his new career. Three days a week, he arrives at Gregoline’s house, giving the retired electrician’s wife a needed break.

older by 2018 and in some segments of that population older workers are the single largest age demographic. With high rates of turnover, home care agencies have shown a willingness to hire older people new to the field who have found a tough job market as they try to supplement their retirement income.

He carefully shaves and dresses his client, prepares breakfast and lunch, cleans the house and quickly remedies any accidents. He does the laundry and swaddles Gregoline in a warm towel from the dryer, reads him the sports page to keep him updated on his beloved Bears and sometimes pulls out dominoes or puzzles to pass the time. Gregoline is rather sedate

this afternoon, relaxing in his favorite chair while occasionally offering glimpses of his trademark wit. Asked if he remembered anything about the Army, he says: “It was a bitch!” Offered the chance to go outside, he responds: “No! I’ll freeze my ass off out there!” Describing an abrasive personality of long ago, he offers: “He followed me around like a bad conscience.”

Just 1 in 4 young teens meet US fitness guidelines


Central and Mirror Lake Middle School cross-country runners, wearing pink for breast cancer awareness, climb the final hill of a cross-country race at Kincaid Park in Anchorage, Alaska, on Tuesday, Oct. 1 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 1 in 4 U.S. kids aged 12 to 15 meet the recommendations of an hour or more of moderate to vigorous activity every day.

CHICAGO (AP) — Young teens aren’t exactly embracing the government’s Let’s Move mantra, the latest fitness data suggest. Only 1 in 4 U.S. kids aged 12 to 15 meet the recommendations — an hour or more of moderate to vigorous activity every day. The results are based on about 800 kids who self-reported their activity levels and had physical exams as part of the 2012 National Youth Fitness Survey. Government researchers won’t call the results disappointing, but lead author Tala Fakhouri of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, “There’s always room for improvement.” The CDC released partial results Wednesday from the fitness survey, which involved

kids aged 3 to 15. Other results from the same survey are pending and include fitness data based on more objective measures including treadmill tests. Fakhouri said the nationally representative results provide useful information for initiatives that aim to increase kids’ fitness, including the Let’s Move anti-obesity campaign launched by first lady Michelle Obama in 2010. Kids in the survey reported on which physical activities they did most frequently outside of school gym class — basketball for boys and running for girls. While few met guidelines established in 2008 for activity that raises the heart rate and makes you breathe harder, most said they did at least an hour of exercise at

that level during the previous week. Overall, about 25 percent said they got an hour of that kind of exercise every day Obese kids were less active than normal-weight girls and boys. Overweight girls were slightly less active than normal-weight girls, but levels were similar among overweight and normalweight boys. “It’s definitely very concerning to see that our kids are engaging in such a limited amount of physical activity each day when we are still battling” an obesity epidemic, said Dr. Stephen Pont, an Austin, Texas, pediatrician and chairman of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ section on obesity. Data suggest obesity may have decreased slightly

among some kids but the overall rate for children aged 2 to 19 is 17 percent, or about 12.5 million obese kids. Pont said schools can do more to help by not cutting recess and giving kids more time for physical activity. He said research suggests kids who get physical education at school may do better academically. Recent national data on kids’ fitness levels is limited. A 2009-10 CDC survey involving kids ages 6 to 11 found about 70 percent met the physical activity guidelines, although levels dropped off among older kids in that age group. The results came from parents, who may be inclined to over-report how active their kids are because of “social desirability,” the researchers said.




‘House of Cards’ entertains in winter wasteland I love going to the movies — a lot. You have to, when you review a movie every week. But it’s more than just watching movies that I love. I love to go to the theater, buy a giant bucket of popcorn and be a part of an audience experiencing something together. There’s a magic to the movies that is different from everything else. But this week, this movie lover’s heart belongs to a Netflix series. Even if I had been able to get out in the snow and icy cold this week and gone to the movies — something nearly impossible until Friday — what would be the point? With a few exceptions, January at the movie theater is a dumping ground of junk the studios didn’t want interfering with the profits from movies that aren’t terrible. Sad, but true, considering that January is the time I most need an escape. But this January, I found my escape in Netflix. Specifically, in Netflix’ original series “House of Cards.” It got me through some horrible winter weather and the cinematic doldrums of January — no easy feat. “House of Cards” follows South Carolina congressman Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) who, after getting slighted by the president, launches a plan to get his revenge. He weaves a web that includes his wife, Claire (Robin Wright); young, ambitious reporter Zoe (Kate Mara); fellow congressman Peter Russo (Corey Stoll); and many, many more

Washingtonites. “House of Cards” is an intricately plotted show that’s full of surprises in every single one of its 13 episodes. It’s amazing to watch as apparently unrelated plot points JENNY weave into each The KOBIELA- other. planning went MONDOR that into writing this show is impressive. A line or an action that seemed fairly innocuous in the first episode would come roaring back partway through the season. I don’t know how the writers kept all of those balls in the air, but as the plotlines came crashing together, I got more and more wrapped up in the drama and the intrigue of it all. The show centers on Congressman Underwood, who is played to perfection by the great Kevin Spacey. He is a perfect politician — smooth and charming on the outside, but absolutely pitiless at his core. And, yet, even when I know the depths of his ruthlessness, I can’t help but like the guy. He’s the nightmare we all have about members of Congress — that they’re willing to do anything to get themselves ahead, but that we won’t be able to help but re-elect them for their next term. I was also impressed by the way Spacey handled one particularly tricky

storytelling tool utilized in this show — breaking the fourth wall and talking to the audience. The first time Frank turns to the camera and starts talking to the audience, I was a little taken aback, but Spacey tosses off the lines so well that it not only works, but it actually enhances the show. By midway through the series, there are times that all Frank has to do is glance at the camera and the audience knows exactly what he’s thinking. While Spacey is clearly the star of the show, he’s surrounded and supported by wonderful costars playing fascinating characters. I especially like the two main women in the show, Claire and Zoe. They are similar in so many ways, both career-focused, tough and ambitious. But Claire is a longtime political wife just hitting menopause and looking back at some of the regrets of her life, even while pushing forward, and Zoe is very young and trying hard to get ahead. They only interact a couple of times in the series (and wonderful interactions they are), but the parallels, and they way they constantly inhabit each others’ minds, makes them as fascinating as Frank. “House of Cards” is a trailblazer, being Netflix’ first original series and earning Emmy nominations to boot. That, in itself, is enough to make it notable. But it doesn’t really matter how the show is distributed, because what truly makes it special is the fact that it’s a fantastic, thrilling show. In some ways, I’m


This image released by Netflix shows Kevin Spacey, left, and Kate Mara, center, listening to director David Fincher during the filming of the Netflix original series, “House of Cards.” The new original series arrived in one big

disappointed in myself that it took me nearly a year to watch “House of Cards” — the first season went on Netflix on Feb. 1, 2013 — but I’m also incredibly glad that I waited, since season 2 starts on Feb. 14, meaning I don’t have to wait long to find out what happens next. The weather has improved from last week’s horrible snowstorm and cold snap, but it’s still early in the winter, and we

helping — all 13 episodes of its first season — on the subscription streaming service on Feb. 1, 2013, for viewers to enjoy, at their leisure, in the weeks, months or even years to come.

will almost surely have another bout of weather that makes you want to hibernate inside instead of venture out to the movies. When that happens, do what I did — flip on Netflix, start watching “House of Cards” and settle in for a wild, exciting ride. Jenny’s Take: Start it tonight. (Rated TV-MA. Includes language and sexuality.

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This image released by Fox Searchlight shows Chiwetel Ejiofor, center, in a scene from the film, “12 Years A Slave.”

The film received 10 nominations for British Academy Film Awards.

‘Gravity’, ‘12 Years a Slave’ lead UK film awards LONDON (AP) — The space thriller “Gravity,” the unflinching slavery saga “12 Years a Slave” and the crime caper “American Hustle” gained awards-season momentum Wednesday with stacks of nominations for the British Academy Film Awards, Britain’s equivalent of the Oscars. “Gravity” received nominations in 11 categories, including best picture and lead actress, for Sandra Bullock. “12 Years” had 10 nominations, including nods for star Chiwetel Ejiofor, supporting performers Lupita Nyong’o and Michael Fassbender and director Steve McQueen. “I continue to be immensely proud of the recognition this film is getting around the world,” said British actor Ejiofor, who plays a free black man kidnapped into slavery in the 19th-century United States. “There is, of course, something particularly special about receiving a BAFTA nomination from home,” he said. “American Hustle” also was nominated in 10 categories, while Somali hijacking story “Captain Phillips” received nine nods. Liberace biopic “Behind the Candelabra” and Mary Poppins story “Saving Mr. Banks” each

got five nominations. The nominations give an awards boost to several films, especially “Gravity,” an astonishing 3-D technical achievement, and the wrenching “12 Years a Slave.” The list also demonstrates the increasing globalization of the movie business. “12 Years a Slave” is an American story with a British director and star. “Gravity” teams Hollywood stars Bullock and George Clooney with Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron and British special-effects teams. The British-picture category includes motor-racing film “Rush,” which has an American director, Ron Howard, a British screenwriter in Peter Morgan and stars from Australia (Chris Hemsworth) and Germany (Daniel Bruhl, who has a supporting-actor nomination.) The best-picture nominees are: “12 Years a Slave”; “Gravity”; “American Hustle”; “Captain Phillips”; and “Philomena,” the story of an Irishwoman in search of the son she lost decades earlier. The separate category of best British film pits “Gravity,” ”Philomena” and “Saving Mr. Banks” against “Rush,” biopic “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” and gritty parable “The Selfish Giant.”

Best-actor nominees are Ejiofor; Leonardo DiCaprio for “The Wolf of Wall Street”; Bruce Dern for road movie “Nebraska”; Christian Bale for “American Hustle”; and Tom Hanks for “Captain Phillips.” Bookies picked Ejiofor as the strong favorite to win. “There is traditionally a slight British bias when it comes to the BAFTAs,” said Joe Crilly, spokesman for bookmaker William Hill. “However, Ejiofor’s performance in ‘12 Years’ is so mesmeric that there needn’t be this year.” In the best-actress category, Bullock is up against Judi Dench for “Philomena”; Amy Adams for “American Hustle”; Emma Thompson for “Saving Mr. Banks”; and Cate Blanchett for “Blue Jasmine.” The British prizes, known as BAFTAs, will be awarded at London’s Royal Opera House on Feb. 16. In recent years, the British awards have helped underdog films including “Slumdog Millionaire,” ”The King’s Speech,” and “The Artist” build momentum for success at the Oscars. Last year, the Iran hostage drama “Argo” took the BAFTA for best film, and went on to win the best-picture Oscar. ANSWERS ON PAGE C2




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Weimer — 50th Jerry and Shirley (Morr) Weimer of Albion celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 11. Mr. Morr retired from Group Dekko after 42 years of service. Mrs. Weimer worked for the Central Noble School Corp. and Dana Service in Albion before retiring. They have a son and daughterin-law, Troy and Casey Weimer of Kendallville, a daughter, Tasha Weimer, and two granddaughters.

Megan Ramus and Wesley Burcham plan to be married May 10 at Lakeside Park and Gardens. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Charles and Darlene Ramus of Spencerville. She is graduating from Indiana State University and will be attending Indiana University School of Medicine after graduation. Her fiance is the son of Ronald and Doris Burcham of Mitchell. He also will be graduating from Indiana State University and attending Indiana University School of Dentistry following graduation.

Miller, Bowden Marr, Schmidt Anna Schmidt and Bryan Marr plan to be married in June. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Dr. Daniel L. and Rebecca Schmidt of Auburn. She is a graduate of DeKalb High School and Butler University. She received her Master of Science degree in communication disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas. She attends Indiana University School of Dentistry. Her fiance is the son of Robert and Jill Marr of Churubusco. He is a graduate of Churubusco High School and Purdue University. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. He practices at the Glassley and Marr Dental Group in Fort Wayne.

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Museumgoers look at a piece on the wall titled “Wake and Wonder ” by artist Adrian Esparza, who literally deconstructs the cliche Mexican serape and repurposes it into a vast, geometric weaving, at the Perez Art

Museum Miami, in Miami. The museum, called the PAMM by locals, opened in December and is becoming a must-see destination for tourists and locals alike with its eclectic and provocative collection.

Jessica Carboni of Auburn and Keith Yingling of Garrett plan to marry Aug. 2 at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Randal and Judy Carboni of Auburn. She is a graduate of DeKalb High School and is employed at Goodwill Industries. Her fiance is the son of Kenneth and Alice Yingling of Garrett. He is a graduate of Ball State University and is employed at VOSS.

Allison Bowden and Matt Miller, both of Angola, plan to be married in June. The bride-to-be received her education at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and is employed as an elementary school teacher. She is the daughter of Brian and Sheri Bowden of Angola. The groom attended Trine University and is an engineering manager. He is the son of Lynnette Miller of Fremont and the late Rick Miller.

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New museum opens in Miami MIAMI (AP) — Model yachts, rustic fishing boats and wooden rafts dangle above visitors as they step into the new Perez Art Museum Miami. The colorful display is both a playful nod to South Florida’s maritime culture and a somber reference to the perilous journeys many make to get here. It is the perfect entry to a museum that channels the city around it: whimsical, vibrant, brimming with culture from across the Americas - and yes, a work in progress. The museum, which opened in December, still lacks a permanent blockbuster, but its retrospective of Chinese master and political dissident Ai Weiwei, on display through mid-March, should temporarily satisfy. And the museum’s eclectic and provocative collection, coupled with its bay front location, has quickly turned the PAMM - as locals already call it - into a must-see destination for tourists and natives. “Our biggest competition down here isn’t the other cultural institutions. It’s the beach, the water,” Museum director Thom Collins said. “So, rather than compete, the museum embraces its surroundings.” As in the rest of Miami’s booming downtown, visitors to the Perez Museum are immediately greeted by construction along the museum’s front plaza and at the site of a neighboring science museum, set to open in 2015. Once under the PAMM’s shaded deck, though, Ai Weiwei’s mammoth bronze animal Zodiac Heads welcome guests, and the call of gulls and ocean breezes take over. The Pritzker Prize-winning Swiss architect firm Herzog & de Meuron took pains to design an airy and hurricane resistant building, with a wide, shaded deck that can serve as the rare


Chief curator Tobias Ostrander, right, stands next to a piece made of sheets of colored and mirrored formica by artist Julia Dault, at the Perez Art Museum Miami, in Miami.

outdoor communal space in a city with scorching temperatures and no central park. Beneath the deck’s three-story slatted roof, shrubbery-covered columns hang like an abstract enchanted forest, pumping recaptured rainwater through hidden pipes to further cool the deck. Inside, strategically placed windows offer views of the beaches and downtown skyline and provide natural light, while an open floor plan ensures future exhibits can be shaped around new acquisitions. No space is wasted: the museum’s center staircase doubles as a theater that can be divided into two auditoriums. Ai’s retrospective, which includes symbolic crab piles, buckets of pearls, a maze of hundreds of bicycle wheels and an exploration of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, will be followed by a retrospective of Caribbean art and an exhibit by Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes, whose psychedelic color bursts have earned her fame throughout Latin America and Europe. Collins says that contemporary Latin American artists like Milhazes are sometimes overlooked by major U.S. museums.

“Her work is so baroque and sexual, and often in the U.S. we are somewhat puritanical,” he said, “but it will be well received here.” The desire to tap into Miami sensibilities, culture and history is what drew Collins and chief curator Tobias Ostrander to the boat installation entitled, “For Those In Peril on the Sea.” The work by Guyana-raised artist Hew Locke originally hung in a British church but could have easily been commissioned for Miami. Most of the museum’s art comes from the post-World War II period, reflecting the rise of Miami as a metropolis. The museum’s strong suit is its Latin American collection, a sizeable portion of which came from Colombian-born developer Jorge Perez, who donated a combined $40 million in cash and art to earn naming rights. Perez, the son of Cuban exiles, has been a major force behind Miami’s urban redevelopment. He says it’s only natural that the museum would have such a strong Latin American and Latino influence. “It’s a museum that tries to capture Miami, and in capturing Miami, you have to understand what America - all of the Americas - are about,” he said.


Waiters dressed in Russian Cossack costumes work at a street restran in Krasnaya Polyana, mountain Olympic cluster, 60 kilometers east from Sochi, Russia. For visitors to the Winter Olympics, Sochi may feel like a landscape

from a dream — familiar and strange at once. Palm trees evoke a tropical seaside resort, but the Black Sea itself is seriously cold; turn away from the palms and the jagged, snow-covered peaks of the Caucasus Mountains rise nearby.

Palm trees, snow in Sochi SOCHI, Russia (AP) — For visitors to the Winter Olympics, Sochi may feel like a landscape from a dream — familiar and strange at once. Palm trees evoke a tropical seaside resort, but the Black Sea itself is seriously cold; turn away from the palms and the jagged, snow-covered peaks of the Caucasus Mountains rise nearby. Lively and garish modern buildings mix with Stalin Gothic piles, like trophy wives on the arms of elderly men. Billboards are written in an alphabet where some letters sound exactly like you think they do, others mean something else and the rest are flat-out alien. What may seem oddest of all is the city’s cheerful and relaxed aura in a country stereotyped as dour. Even a local statue of Vladimir Lenin catches the casual vibe. He’s not haranguing the masses, just standing under some trees with one hand in his pocket as if he’s killing time waiting for a

date. Some questions and answers about the resort city often called the Russian Riviera: Rather like New York City, Sochi is a sprawling municipality, incorporating four boroughs. Confusingly, one of the four is called Sochi. So it’s possible to both be in Sochi and say “I’m going to Sochi.” All the Olympic events take place in the Adler borough, though the snow sports venues are often referred to as being in specific settlements such as Krasnaya Polyana and Esto-Sadok. Sochi borough is more or less the Manhattan of the city, home to the best restaurants, coolest clubs and the main cultural institutions. The urban part of Adler also has attractive restaurants. But while its attractions are relatively cosmopolitan, and its coastline is 90 miles long (145 kilometers), Sochi is not a big city population-wise, with only about

350,000 inhabitants. Volunteer staff at Olympics test events spoke excellent English and sometimes struck up conversations just to improve their skills (or show off). But outside the Olympic venues and large hotels, communication in languages other than Russian is likely to be difficult. The Games’ organizing committee recommends that mobile device users download a translation app. The Cyrillic alphabet isn’t as hard as it may look, and spending a couple of hours to master it brings sizeable rewards. Russian has many loanwords from English, French and German, so being able to sound out words can make the place pop into better focus. For example, knowing that “teatp” is pronounced “teater,” it’s a reasonable and correct guess that it means “theater.” Note that bars advertising “xayc” are offering “house” music and not a homey atmosphere.





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Skillet Quinoa with Black Beans, Cilantro and Feta YIELD: 6 servings SERVING SIZE: 1 cup • • • • • • • • • • • •

1 tablespoon canola oil 1 cup onions, diced 2 cups red bell pepper, diced 1 1/2 cups water 3/4 cup quinoa, uncooked 1 can (15 ounces) reduced sodium black beans, rinsed and drained 1/4 cup chopped walnuts 2 teaspoons chili powder 1/3 cup crumbled, reduced-fat feta cheese* 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1 medium garlic clove, minced 1/2 teaspoon salt

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In large, non-stick skillet, heat canola oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and pepper. Sauté 5 minutes or until onions begin to brown on edges, stirring occasionally. Add water and quinoa. Bring to boil over medium-high heat, reduce heat, cover and cook on medium-low for 12 minutes or until water is absorbed. Remove from heat, stir in beans, walnuts, chili powder, feta, cilantro, garlic and salt. Cover and let stand 2 minutes to heat through and absorb flavors. *Vegetarian option: Replace feta with vegan cheese or tofu.

NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS PER SERVING: 230 calories; 8 g total fat (1.5 g saturated fat); 10 mg cholesterol; 31 g carbohydrates; 7 g fiber; 3 g sugars; 10 g protein; 360 mg sodium; 445 mg potassium

Know the Score MAKE FRIENDS WITH FAT: Fat is an important energy source for athletes, but it’s important to choose healthy fats. Canola oil, for example, provides a valuable source of unsaturated fats, including monounsaturated and omega-3 fats. PUMP UP PROTEIN: Maximize muscle growth with a snack that contains carbohydrates plus 10 to 20 grams of protein consumed within 15 to 30 minutes after a workout, when muscle is most receptive to growing.

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FEED THE FURNACE: Running on empty? Your body needs consistent fuel to function. A small pre-workout snack may improve your workout performance. Liquid foods such as smoothies digest more quickly than solids, which makes them ideal pre- or post-workout for energy, hydration and restoring nutrients.

Chunky Chicken, Vegetable and Rosemary Stew YIELD: 6 servings SERVING SIZE: 1 cup • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided • 12 ounces boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces • 1 medium onion, cut in 8 wedges • 3 medium carrots, quartered lengthwise and cut into thirds • 1 medium celery stalk, cut into 1-inch pieces • 2 cups water • 2 dried bay leaves • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes • 1 can (15 ounces) reduced-sodium navy beans, rinsed and drained • 1 cup grape tomatoes, quartered • 1/2 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary • 3/4 teaspoon salt

In Dutch oven, heat 1 tablespoon canola oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook about 3 minutes per side or until it begins to brown (center will still be slightly pink). Remove from oven and set aside. Add remaining canola oil, onion, carrot and celery. Sauté, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes or until vegetables just begin to lightly brown on edges. Add water, bay leaves and pepper flakes. Bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer covered for 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in chicken, beans, tomatoes, Italian parsley, rosemary and salt. Cover and cook 5 minutes or until tomatoes are tender and chicken is cooked. Serve immediately or let stew stand 30 minutes to develop flavors and texture.

NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS PER SERVING: 220 calories; 7 g total fat (1 g saturated fat); 50 mg cholesterol; 17 g carbohydrates; 6 g fiber; 3 g sugars; 22 g protein; 380 mg sodium; 532 mg potassium

YIELD: 1 serving SERVING SIZE: 1 2/3 cups • 3/4 cup seedless green grapes • 1/2 cup ripe banana slices • 1/4 cup chopped kale • 2/3 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt • 1 1/2 teaspoons canola oil • 1/2 cup ice cubes In blender, combine all ingredients. Blend for about 30 seconds to 1 minute or until desired smoothness is achieved.

NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS PER SERVING: 290 calories; 7 g total fat (0.5 g saturated fat); 0 mg cholesterol; 42 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 31g sugars; 17 g protein; 75 mg sodium; 502 mg potassium






Movement causes drywall fasteners to pop


Touches of stone and cedar shakes blend beautifully together to create a unique look for this impressive home.

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All three bedrooms access the extensive outdoor living (including two patios, a terrace, and a porch) in the back of this impressive home. An optional fireplace on one of the patios warms up the night. Highlights of the interior include the kitchen’s substantial island, the master suiteís jaw-dropping bathroom (don’t miss the back-to-back vanities and the central tub), and a large laundry. Two separate bonus spaces upstairs include a full guest apartment with a kitchen over the garage and another bedroom suite in the main house. 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.


Q. Jeff, my wife and I moved into a 10-year-old house last year and everything looked great. Now we are beginning to see nail or screw spots in the drywall. Why is this happening and what can we do to stop it? Steven of Auburn A. Steven, it is very common for drywall fasteners to pop over time. It is caused by movement of the foundation or framing material in your home and can even occur with the changing of the seasons. When building a new house or addition, several things have to be just right for you not to get drywall pops. First the framing has to be tight, meaning all the thousands of pieces of wood that go together have to be snug fitting. Headers need SQUARE to have tight CORNERS cripples and studs to plates Jeff Deahl have to be tight for the structure to not experience movement. Anybody can frame a house or addition but only a few experienced carpenters can build with expertise to make things tight, true and plumb. When the drywall is installed, it needs to be both screwed and glued for optimum performance. When installing drywall using nails, they need to go into framing at least one inch, and if screwing, the screws need to go at least 3/4 inch. Neither should tear the paper surface of the drywall. When repairing, install new screw to secure drywall, remove the old fastener and fill with topping compound. Most pros will use a mesh tape rather than paper tape so that it lies flatter and is easier to patch. Then match texture or paint to match.


Details: Plan HOTW140001 BEDROOMS: 3 BATHS: 3 1/2 SQUARE FOOTAGE: 2,498 BONUS SPACE: 1,076 sq. ft.

DIMENSIONS: 106’ 0” x 72’ 0”


A whole studio apartment can be finished above the garage to give room to relatives or guests. Another bonus suite above the main living spaces adds even more space. See images of the plan online at ePlans. com/HouseOfTheWeek.

JEFF DEAHL is president of the Builders Association of Northeast Indiana. Questions for the Square Corners column may be submitted at or email info@ba-ni. com

What is the value of TV collectibles? Did you ever wonder if there was any resale value associated with those collectibles objects from your favorite TV shows? TV collectibles are flooding the market. Autographed photos of the stars of classic sit-coms like studio shots of Jerry Seinfeld, Michael J. Fox and Charlie Sheen hold their value long after their popular prime time show is off the air. Some of these coveted collectibles, like autographed photos, command good money in good condition.

Established TV brands Established network TV shows promote shows to their national network affiliates using unique collectible objects like American Idol Keurig coffee makers with Randy Jackson k-cups and Ryan Seacrest non-dairy creamer, Jack Bauer action figures from the series 24, and red rubber dodge balls from gym class on Glee. Dedicated TV viewers hoard these collectibles in the hopes of amassing rare objects, or down the line, reselling them once the shows are broadcast in syndication in years to come. Embarking upon its 13th season, American Idol collectibles are the

TV items that I would be amassing for long term value. TV shows that are living on other networks along the cable and satellite TV landscape have related collectibles that are collected with vigor. For instance, a bottle of orange pop (“soda” for all non-Midwestfrom ART & erners) the Formans’ ANTIQUES basement on That 70s Show is not easy to find Dr. Lori these days. Street value for this Wisconsin-based throwback TV sit-com collectible is $25. Long running TV shows continue on in syndication for ever and ever. Even as times and trends change in American culture, some shows have staying power late at night. Ultra-popular Friends debuted while we were all still brewing drip coffee and just as the Starbucks craze went into high gear. As such, a collectible Friends instant coffee tin (worth $75) with the famous


This American Idol Keurig coffee maker is courtesy of the staff of

This Friends instant coffee tin is courtesy staff of

cast on the label dates back to the era when a spoonful of international flavored coffee was a treat during an afternoon of relaxing TV viewing.

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items are not to be confused with actual props that are used during the filming of these classic shows and new TV shows. Actual props used in famous TV episodes command big bucks with collectors and are more difficult to acquire, too.

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, or







This is a wonderful country property situated on 11.5 wooded acres. The home features a floor-to-ceiling brick, wood-burning fireplace in the family room along with an open staircase. The master bedroom on the main level features a large window, a plant shelf, a spacious master bath with a double vanity, a jetted garden tub, a walk-in shower and a walk-in closet. The kitchen has plenty of counter and cabinet space, a built-in phone desk, and it leads to the sunroom overlooking the wooded property. An additional formal dining room could be used as a den, and an additional half bath completes the main level. The upstairs features a loft area, four bedrooms, one full bath, and new carpet. This home has also received a fresh coat of paint throughout. A daylight basement is another feature of this home. The outdoors features three storage sheds for animals or maybe a storage place for toys to use on the trails.


This three-bedrooms, two-bath home has an attached, finished, two-car garage. It has cathedral ceilings, a networking system and many more features. Payments could be as low as $650 a month PITI. Call Rachel to see a blueprint.

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Lot for home available in Buffalo Ridge

ADDRESS: 6709 C.R. 63, Spencerville

HEATING: Geothermal

ADDRESS: Lot 19, Buffalo Ridge, Kendallville

HEATING: Natural gas forced-air


CENTRAL AIR: Geothermal

SUBDIVISION: Buffalo Ridge


SIZE: 2,409 finished square feet

STYLE: Two-story

SIZE: 1,440 square feet

STYLE: Ranch


GARAGE: Two-car attached


GARAGE: Two-car attached

BATHROOMS: Two-and-a-half

SCHOOLS: DeKalb Eastern School Corp.


SCHOOLS: East Noble School Corp.

PRICE: $264,900

DIRECTIONS: From S.R. 1 and C.R. 64, go east 1 mile to C.R. 63 and turn right. The property is on the left side.

PRICE: $142,000

DIRECTIONS: S.R. 3, east on Drake Road,



turn south into subdivision.


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Plants wait out the darkest days BY LEE REICH The Associated Press


A prayer plant (Maranta leuconeura) is shown; A houseplant that tolerates low light levels, “prays” by folding up its leaves each evening in New Paltz, N.Y.

Plants and people can’t help but feel a bit wan this time of year, but things are brightening up already. Every day the sun is gradually moving higher in the sky, burning with increasing intensity and duration. Light is measured in foot-candles — the amount of light cast on a square foot area by a candle at 1 foot distance — and the sun on a clear summer day can bathe us in 10,000 foot-candles. Contrast that with the paltry 500 foot-candles dribbling down on an overcast winter day. Houseplants’ problems are further compounded by

windows, which cut sunlight by another 10 percent. No wonder these plants, if they are growing at all, stretch for light this time of year. There are ways you can help them. One is to clean your windows. Any dirt on the glass cuts down light. While you’re at it, dust or spritz off your plants’ leaves; dust has the same ill effect. Fortunately, many houseplants hail from the shade of tropical jungles. Still, flowering and fruiting take energy, which comes ultimately from the sun, so if you want flowers or fruits from such plants as Jerusalem cherry, flowering maple, citrus and miniature roses, you have to

arrange for abundant light. Otherwise these plants will just stay alive, might even grow, but will not flower and fruit.

How bright is your window? How much light is enough? Most flowering and fruiting plants need 1,000 or more foot-candles, although some, such as African violet, rex begonia, flowering maple, zebra plant and crown-of-thorns, will provide colorful displays even at about 500 foot-candles. Below that level, stick strictly to foliage plants such as cast iron plant, Swiss cheese plant, baby’s-tears, parlor palm, pothos and ferns.

You can translate those needed foot-candles into light measured by a digital SLR camera. Set it on aperture priority with the aperture at f/8 and the ISO at 100. Hold a white sheet of paper so that whatever light you’re measuring falls directly on it, and measure the shutter speed reading that the camera gives you (without a flash) for a good picture from about a foot away. Multiply the shutter speed times 4 for the approximate foot-candles. (Shutter speed is usually expressed as a fraction of a second, so a speed of “500” is really 1/500th of a second; for foot-candles, you’d multiply 500 times 4 for 2,000 foot-candles. If

light is very dim, the shutter speed might be more than a second; no need to measure, in that case, because in such light any plant will barely stay alive.) Take measurements at various locations and times of day; you’ll probably be surprised at how little light falls near even a bright window. If such exactitude is not your style, just gauge light by window direction. A south-facing window is brightest, followed by east and west-facing windows, with north windows being the darkest. Any obstruction — even a leafless tree — will reduce light levels, as will moving a plant back from a window.

vertical displacement shall be repaired. BUILDER’S RESPONSIBILITY: The builder is to repair the floor to meet the standard. An appropriate joint or crack filler can be used and is acceptable for a crack up to 1/2 inch in width or vertical displacement. DISCUSSION: Cracks in garage slabs are more common than in other slabs because they are exposed to more weather variations and settling. The builder can chisel out, clean and either grout or fill the surface level of the crack with a latex-fortified cement mixture or similar substance designed to fill cracks and bond concrete. If cracks are mismatched

in height, then builder could grind the surface until smooth or “level” the area with cement or other similar mixture and then proceed with the repair as described above. The homeowner should be aware that the color and surface texture of the original concrete and that used for repairs will not match and that a crack may reappear.

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.

Concrete basement floor or slab-on-grade is cracked


STANDARD: Minor cracks in concrete basement floors are normal. Cracks exceeding 1/4 inch in width or 3/16 inch in vertical displacement should be repaired. BUILDER’S RESPONSIBILITY: The builder will repair cracks that do not

meet the standard. An appropriate joint or crack filler can be used and is acceptable for a crack up to 1/2 inch in width or vertical displacement. DISCUSSION: Because of the nature of concrete, cracks in slabs and/or


basement floors are normal and to be expected. In other forms of concrete (drives, walks, garage floors, etc.) it is common to have expansion and contraction joints, which help to control surface cracking. On basement floors or slabs-ongrade, where the floor will be finished, an expansion or contraction joint would create depressions that affect flooring such as carpeting, tile or vinyl. As a result, these areas typically do not have joints and consequently tend to crack more frequently and in irregular ways. The builder can chisel out, clean and either grout or fill the surface level of the crack with a latex-fortified cement




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mixture or similar substance designed to fill cracks and bond concrete. If cracks are mismatched in height, then the builder could grind the surface until smooth or “level” the area with cement or other similar mixture and then proceed with the repair as described above. The homeowner should be aware that the color and surface texture of the original concrete and that used for repairs will not match and that a crack may reappear.

Garage slab has cracks STANDARD: Minor cracks in garage floors are normal. Cracks exceeding 1/4 inch in width or 3/16 inch in

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For more information about the Quality Assurance Builder Standards, contact the Builders Association of Northeast Indiana at 877-6658921 for a list of builders who belong to the association and agree to adhere to the Quality Assurance Builder Standards.



D > DeKalb

A > Allen

N > Noble

W > Whitley

S > Steuben

K > Kosciusko

L > LaGrange

M > Michigan

E > Elkhart

O > Ohio







Extra, extra large yard has room for a garden, children to play, pets to run and still have room left over for a place to sit and relax. There are several fruit trees. The garage has a work shop area and a wood burner. There is a half bath up stairs & a walk-in closet for extra storage. Between the kitchen and dining room there is a bar. Utility room is located on the main floor. Remodeled and updated home ready for you to move into. Some of the outdoor/yard decor are not included.

This sprawling, meticulous, fabulous ranch is on popular Wakefield Circle. Come check out this lovely 2,400 square foot home on 1.25 acres. This is a gorgeous setting and an incredible location. The home boasts three bedrooms, one-and-a-half baths, kitchen, breakfast nook, formal dining room, laundry room, living room, family room, rec room and sitting room. There is so much home for the price. The ceiling fans throughout the home operate by remote. Don’t forget the attached four-car heated garage that has a pull-through to the backyard. The home is set up with a full-house generator that once ran the house for more than four days. There is another freestanding workshop and a shed that will also remain with the property. The geothermal heating and cooling are real bonuses. The appliances remain with the home, even the new stainless refrigerator. The home is close to all town amenities.

Country living at its best

Fabulous ranch on Wakefield Circle


ADDRESS: 5130 E. C.R. 400N, Fremont

HEATING: Heat pump

ADDRESS: 701 Wakefield Circle, Kendallville

HEATING: Geothermal





SIZE: 1,375 square feet

STYLE: Traditional

SIZE: 2,400 square feet

STYLE: One-story


GARAGE: 2-car detached


GARAGE: Four-car attached

BATHROOMS: One and a half

SCHOOLS: Fremont Community Schools

BATHROOMS: One-and-a-half

SCHOOLS: East Noble School Corp.

PRICE: $108,000

DIRECTIONS: North on S.R. 827 from Angola, east on C.R. 300N, east on C.R. 400N to the property.

PRICE: $194,900

DIRECTIONS: U.S. 6 to Riley Road, north to Wakefield Circle, left to property.


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Michelle Eggering



Ask a designer: 2014 decor trends THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

With a new year come new trends in home design and decorating. Among them: paler walls contrasted with colorful furniture, and plenty of personal expression, design experts say.

Coolest colors Whisper-soft, ultra-pale shades of pink —described by designers as “blush tones” — are back. But the ’80s haven’t returned, says designer Brian Patrick Flynn, at least not entirely. “What’s different about blush this time around is what it’s paired with. In 1985, you’d find it paired with mauve and black with tons of shiny brass accents. Flash forward to today and blush is likely to be paired with preppy, masculine tones,” says Flynn, founder of Flynnside Out Productions. His favorite blush paint is Barely Blush from Glidden, which he contrasts with navy blue: “The deep, rich personality of the navy actually washes out the blush, almost causing it to look white, and the overall effect is fresh and gorgeous.” Speaking of white walls, Los Angeles-based designer Betsy Burnham sees those coming back in a big way. “I used to think white walls looked unfinished,” she says. “But I’ve completely come around on this one, because white is the ultimate palette cleanser. It gives every space — even the most traditional — a modern edge, and sets the stage wonderfully for layers of color in upholstery, accessories, area rugs and art.” But while wall colors are getting softer and paler, the opposite seems to be happening with furniture. “Strong colors on upholstery are becoming more of the norm,” says Kyle Schuneman, founder of Live Well Designs, who spent a chunk of 2013 designing his first line of furniture, in collaboration with retailer Apt2B.


Brian Patrick Flynn created a tween girl’s room for that features the a shade of red-violet similar to the Pantone color of the year for 2014. Flynn suggests pairing the color with neutrals like white and black to make it a bit lighter and more playful. AP

Designer Brian Patrick Flynn, for, puts a fresh twist on felt by using it to create an interactive wall in a boy’s play room. Flynn suggests that felt is becoming increasingly popular for upholstery and crafting and will eventually be used in unexpected ways.

He opted to create sofas in bright blues and shades of orange because “a bright sofa is no longer just for a creative office waiting room,” he says. “People are bringing them into their homes.” One bold color to approach carefully this year: red-violet. “Red-violet is the Pantone color of the year for 2014,” Flynn says. “As a designer whose specialty is using color, let me tell you something: Red-violet is about as complex as it gets.” “My trick for using it right is pairing it with black, white and brass,” he says. “It’s not all that overwhelming, since it’s balanced by the neutrality of the black and white, and made a bit more chic and regal with the brass.”

Top textures “For accessories, the trend seems to be getting away from color and going more into rich textures like horn, aged metallics and linens,” Schuneman says. “The absence of color is becoming chic for smaller items.” One texture Flynn says will have a big moment in

2014: felt. “Have you looked at Pinterest lately? It’s like every fifth photo you see involves felt! Ever since the handmade movement kicked in back in 2010, felt has been used in unexpected ways and in a modern fashion,” Flynn says. “What makes it such a favorite for designers is how easy it is to work with. It’s amazing for door upholstery due to its stiffness. It makes for awesome craft material, since it’s easy to cut and stitch, and it’s awesome for kids.” An easy project for even the DIY-challenged: “I modernized the classic kindergarten felt wall in a boy’s room by covering a wall with batting, then literally upholstering it with white and blue felt, then cutting tons of felt into random objects and characters to give the kids something interactive and stylish.”

Fresh inspirations “The idea of personalization is becoming stronger and stronger,” Schuneman says. “People are wanting

their homes to reflect a more unique perspective.” So rather than assuming that everyone will be buying the same popular items, “stores are doing limited runs on items more often, like art in series or a special brand collaboration for just a season,” he says. Burnham agrees. Homeowners are increasingly looking to “large-scale wall hangings” and other pieces of art to express themselves, she says, rather than doing it with bold wall color. “Boy, am I sick of accent walls. I really believe that trend is out! I vote for art every time,” Burnham says. ”If you’re looking for something to cover big, blank areas, shop on Etsy for macrame pieces. They add such wonderful texture to your walls, and artists like Sally England have brought them back into vogue.” She also recommends hunting for vintage posters that speak to you. Find them through online dealers and auction houses, and then frame them in a group. “While the vintage ones are a bit of an investment,”


Brian Patrick Flynn the designer Flynn turned to the American West for inspiration when designing this writer’s cabin featured on

Burnham says, “they can be a lot more reasonably priced than large-scale paintings and photographs.” Another way Americans are increasingly customizing their space, according to Flynn: Western-inspired décor. “For years I’ve seen taxidermy make its way into mainstream design, yet reinvented in new ways. Lately, I’ve been looking to Ralph Lauren-like cabins of the Western United States for inspiration in my own home. I think a lot of cabin-inspired colors such as pea greens, hunter greens and camouflage-inspired prints will become super popular.” Flynn’s cabin in the

north Georgia mountains is currently decorated in pea green and accented with heavy, masculine fabrics, Western hats and antlers.

Tackling awkward spaces “Tons of new-construction homes have awkward bonus rooms” that homeowners aren’t sure how to furnish, Flynn says. One suggestion: “Why not turn that space into an extra sleeping area that can accommodate multiple guests, but in a super-stylish, architectural manner? That’s where the art of built-in bunks comes in,” Flynn says.




Ring in 2014 with best recent crafting books (Interweave), includes 23 scary-cute critters for play and wear. The sugar skull shoulder bag may appeal to the teen crowd, while younger kids might enjoy wearing the fanged bunny slippers.

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As we ring in a new year, let’s not forget the crafting books that came before. A look at some of the best of 2013:

Traditional crafts: Crochet, soap, jewelry As a longtime knitter, my New Year’s resolution is to learn how to crochet. Storey Publishing has obliged with the fifth in its One-Skein Wonders series, an enticing grab bag of a book called “Crochet One-Skein Wonders,” edited by Judith Durant. The idea is clever: Provide an eclectic mix of projects, including purses, toys, hats and shrugs, that require only one skein (or ball) of yarn, proving there’s more to crochet than you can shake a hook at. Also on my list: “Crochet at Home,” edited by Brett Bara (Interweave), with 25 projects, including four small nesting dolls and a copper wire-crocheted bowl. Although I’ll need to start with something simpler, I can aspire to these. “Resin Alchemy,” by Susan Lenart Kazmer (Interweave), is aimed at mixed-media and jewelry artists and bursts with fantastic ideas. Learn the basics for using resin, and then let your imagination

Inspirational “Pom-Poms!” is a new crafting book by Sarah Goldschadt and Lexi Walters Wright (Quirk Books, 2013).

take flight in jewelrymaking and other projects. Handmade soap pops up at farmers and crafts markets with increasing regularity. In “Soap Crafting” by Anne-Marie Faiola (Storey), the entire process, including molds and additives, is explained in a simple format and with lots of photos. If you’ve wanted to try “saponification” (the chemical reaction that occurs in soap-making) but shied away from the caustic materials, particularly lye, this book might entice you to explore the basics.

For kids, and the young at heart “Martha Stewart’s Favorite Crafts for Kids”

“Photo Doodles,” by ViiZ (Quirk Books, 2013) features pages of black and white photography for kick-starting creative doodling.

“Martha Stewart’s Favorite Crafts for Kids” (Potter Craft, 2013) features years of the magazine’s projects in one place.

(Potter Craft) surveys years of the magazine’s projects and packs the best for kids into one handy tome. There are friendship bracelets, sewing projects and tie-dye. Some of the best are scientific experiments, such as growing salt crystals and making a giant bubble wand. “Photo Doodles” (Quirk Books), by ViiZ — the creative team of Vahram Muratyan and Elodie Chaillous of Paris — provides pages of black-and-white photographic images for kick-starting creativity, from blank postcards to a garden gnome who needs a home. “Fabric Paper Thread,” by Kristen Sutcliffe (C&T Publishing), offers

simple crafts primarily for teens and anyone new to embroidery. Basic stitches are explained, and the copious photos help. My two teenage girls liked the no-sew leather bracelet and the beaded tassel necklace. “Pom-Poms!” by Sarah Goldschadt and Lexi Walters Wright (Quirk Books) puts the easy-tomake, soft-and-squishy pom-pom to new use: in bouquets, on pillows and curtains, and made into rings and brooches. Three methods for making pom-poms are explained, and suggested materials include recycled T-shirts and plastic bags. “Beastly Crochet,” by Brenda K.B. Anderson

Two books from Amphoto Books help parents, bloggers and others take better photographs. “Your Child In Pictures,” by Me Ra Koh, shares tips for catching toddlers and young children at their best. For photographing older kids, her tips include inviting creative collaboration, asking permission and allowing for prep time. She offers guidance on which everyday moments deserve capturing, and her technical advice shines. Meanwhile, “A Beautiful Mess,” by Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman, covers portraiture, lighting, backdrops and other tricks for getting a professional look. The book stems from the sisters’ blog of the same name. “Tie-Dye: Dye It, Wear It, Share It” by Shabd Simon-Alexander (Potter Craft) comprehensively covers the history, dyes, fabrics and methods of tie-dye. Nearly two dozen patterns are shown in projects that give tie-dye an

upscale appeal. “Fabric Surface Design” by Cheryl Rezendes (Storey) describes techniques such as stamping, silk-screening and image transfers for designing one’s own fabric. It’s thought-provoking, and the section on traditional marbling techniques is intriguing (there are even instructions for marbleizing with shaving cream, which might be fun to do with kids). “Creating Art at the Speed of Life” by Pam Carriker (Interweave) encourages artists to take risks, stretch skills and explore new media. It begins with advice on handcrafting an art journal for exploring color, texture, light and more during Carriker’s 30-day plan. There are few crafting books as gorgeous as “Lena Corwin’s Made by Hand” (STC Craft/A Melanie Falick Book), a hefty hardcover teeming with projects from this textile designer and illustrator and her creative friends (including the author of the tie-dye book above). From weaving and knitting to printing and beading, the projects are fitting for solo work or a crafting party. Crochet’s five basic stitches are illustrated, so I may be learning crochet sooner — and faster — than I’d planned.

Gadget watch: The Internet-connected toothbrush LAS VEGAS (AP) — Armbands that track how much you move have become popular ways to motivate people to get fit. But how fit are your teeth? Are you lazy about brushing them? Never fear: An inventor is on the case. An electric toothbrush senses how long and how well you brush, and it lets you track your performance on your phone.

The Kolibree toothbrush, demonstrated at the International CES gadget show in Las Vegas last week, senses how it’s moved and can send the information to an Android phone or iPhone via a Bluetooth wireless connection. VIRTUAL DENTIST: The toothbrush will be able to teach you to brush right

(don’t forget the insides of the teeth!) and make sure you’re brushing long enough, says Thomas Serval, the French inventor. “It’s kind of like having a dentist actually watch your brushing on a day-to-day basis,” Serval says. FUN WITH HYGIENE: The toothbrush will also be able to talk to other applications on

your phone, so an enterprising developer could, for instance, create a game controlled by your toothbrush. You could score points for chasing monsters among your teeth. “We try to make it smart but also fun,” Serval says. INSPIRATION: Serval says he was inspired by his experience as a father. He would come home from work

and ask his kids if they had brushed their teeth. They said “yes,” but Serval would find their toothbrush heads dry. He decided he needed a brush that really told him how well his children brushed. AVAILABILITY: The company says the Kolibree will go on sale this summer, for $99 to $199, depending on features. The U.S. is the first

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2004 Oldsmobile Alero GL

Local Trade, Great Condition, Sunroof, 4 Cylinder, Auto, Air, All Power

Local Trade, V6, Power Seat, Spoiler, Alloy Wheels, All Power, 82,000 Miles





2005 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE GLS CONVERTIBLE Local Trade, Turbo, Leather, Heated Seats, Auto, Air, All Power




1998 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4x4

2002 Ford Taurus SES

Local Trade, One-Owner, V6, Sunroof, Leather, Automatic, All Power

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




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




2004 Dodge Stratus SXT

2006 Ford Fusion SE

2005 Dodge Caravan SE

1999 GMC Suburban 1500 SLE 4x4

2010 Mitsubishi Galant FE

2007 Chevrolet HHR LT

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

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

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

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

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

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













2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SE

2002 Lexus IS 300 Sedan

2010 Dodge Avenger SXT

2009 Pontiac G6 Sedan

2007 Buick Lucerne CX

2007 Chevrolet Malibu LS

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

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

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

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

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

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













FEATURED SUV OF THE WEEK 2007 Chrysler Town & Country Touring

2006 Hummer H3 4x4

2010 Chevrolet Malibu LS

2010 Dodge Grand Caravan SE

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

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

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

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










2009 Chevrolet Impala LS

2008 Saturn Aura XE

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

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




One-Owner, 2.0L, EcoBoost, Turbo, All Power, Sync, Factory Warranty




2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SE

2006 Nissan Titan XE Ext. Cab

One-Owner, Stow ‘N Go Rear Seat, Rear Air, All Power, 27,000 Miles

Local Trade, 5.6L V8, Automatic, Air, Tilt, Cruise, CD, 41,000 Miles





2005 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate 4x4

2012 Ford Fusion SE

2008 Lincoln MKZ

2012 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT

2011 Ford Fusion SEL

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 Crew Cab 4x4

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

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

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

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

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

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













2012 Ford Fusion SEL

2009 Ford Edge Limited

2012 Lincoln MKZ

2013 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 ST Crew Cab 4x4

2010 Ford F-150 XLT Ext. Cab 4x4

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

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

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

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

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

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









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

2013 Ford Taurus SHO AWD

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

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










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




2013 Ram 1500 Big Horn Quad Cab 4x4

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Crew Cab 4x4

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

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




V8, Automatic, Air, Power Seat, Chrome Steps, All Power Features







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The Herald Republican – January 12, 2014  

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

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