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GOOD MORNING Indiana Christmas tree buyers urged to go green MUNCIE (AP) — Environmental officials and activists want Indiana residents to go green this Christmas. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is urging Hoosiers to help the environment and the economy by buying Indianagrown Christmas trees this year instead of artificial ones. Indiana tree farms grow a wide variety of trees, though some — such as the popular Fraser fir — don’t grow well in the state. Most of those trees are brought in from places like Michigan or North Carolina, where soil conditions and temperatures are more conducive to their growth. That shouldn’t prevent people from checking out real trees instead of artificial ones, IDEM spokesman Dan Goldblatt said. “Unlike artificial trees, which are usually made of petroleum-based products and smell the same way a plastic shoe horn smells, a real Christmas tree can fill your home with fresh air and can be recycled,” Goldblatt told The Star Press. “Even after you cut the tree down and put it in your house, it continues to absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen as long as it has a fresh water supply to keep it alive.” The Nature Conservancy, the Sierra Club and other environmental groups share his view, saying artificial trees typically made of metal and polyvinyl chloride aren’t biodegradable and often wind up in landfills after six to nine years. Real trees can be recycled into mulch or used as habitats for wildlife during the winter. “A lot of people, when they’re done with their tree, they put them outdoors on their property,” said Bob Beavers of Branch Ranch, a Christmas tree farm in Yorktown. “They’re a great home for birds to have a warm place to live in the winter.” Artificial trees are popular because they don’t drop needles on the floor or leave sap on people’s hands. They also appeal to people worried about how cutting down trees affects the environment.

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Joe Peters of Angola conducts a community choir during a rehearsal of Handel’s “Messiah” at the Furth Annex in Angola on Nov. 17. The choir, made up of approximately 60 people from six Steuben County church choirs, and singers

throughout the tri-state area, along with a 15-piece orchestra from the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, will perform “Messiah” at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church at 7 p.m. Sunday. The concert is free.

Classical connection For Joe Peters, ‘Messiah’ is something personal BY MIKE MARTURELLO

ANGOLA — For three years, Joe Peters has immersed himself in the study and production of Handel’s “Messiah.” Peters, 27, of Angola, will conduct the third holiday production of “Messiah” at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Angola, starting at 7 p.m. Sunday. The production will feature a choir of about 60 members, accompanied by a 15-piece orchestra from the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra. Leading the charge will be Peters, who holds a master’s degree from the Jacob School of Music at Indiana University. “The first year when we got together, we had our directors’ meeting and it was already into October, and we decided that well, it was probably a little too late to start it, so why don’t we just have a meeting of all the people that are interested and see how it goes?” Peter said. The meeting morphed into a rehearsal, and a production was born. “The first year we did it, I arranged the accompaniment for it myself for two trumpets, two trombones, organ and timpani,” Peters said. He called on some IU friends to play.



“After that, we decided the best way to fill out the sound,” Peters said, “I thought we needed to get an orchestra.” He didn’t envision having enough time to put together a local orchestra and have rehearsals for those musicians, too, so the Philharmonic was brought in, with the cost covered by sponsors. “They are fantastic. Of course, they show up. They know the piece,” Peters said. It starts in early October with rehearsals, ending with the dress rehearsal — the only time the chorus rehearses with the Philharmonic. For about 1 hour, 40 minutes, this classical English-language oratorio that tells the story of the birth, life and resurrection of Jesus will be presented to a standingroom-only crowd, if past performances are any guide. For Peters, it is the culmination of 11 months of study and preparation for the work that, in its entirety, runs about 2 1/2 hours. “There’s nothing else like it here. I don’t think Angola is

Video at Joe Peters talks more about the upcoming performance of “Messiah” in video at that includes clips from a recent rehearsal. Scan the QR code to watch it on your tablet or smartphone.

exposed enough to music like ‘Messiah,’” he said. Talk about “Messiah,” and you know it is very special if not spiritual to Peters. He believes for George Frideric Handel to have created the work in just over three weeks speaks of divine intervention. He hopes people will be moved by the voices and music on display Sunday. “I think what you take away from ‘Messiah’ is totally personal,” Peters said. Peters is proud to have been able to collaborate with a number of local people to put together a choir from six local churches, Trine University and a few people from outside Steuben County. Peters started conducting when he was in high school after developing an interest in music SEE MESSIAH, PAGE A6

WASHINGTON (AP) — The worst of the online glitches, crashes and delays may be over for the problem-plagued government health care website, the Department of Health and Human Services said Sunday. But that doesn’t mean is ready for a clean bill of health. Officials acknowledged more work remains on the website that included hundreds of software bugs, inadequate equipment and inefficient management for its national debut two months ago. Federal workers and private contractors have undertaken an intense reworking of the system, but the White House’s chief troubleshooter cautioned some users could still encounter trouble. “The bottom line — on December 1st is night and day from where it was on October 1st,” Jeff Zients told reporters. More than 50,000 people can log on to the website at one time and more than 800,000 people will be able to shop for insurance coverage each day, the government estimated in a report released Sunday. If true, it’s a dramatic improvement from the system’s first weeks, when frustrated buyers watched their computer screen freeze, the website crash and error messages multiply. The figures — which could not be independently verified — suggest millions of Americans could turn to their laptops to shop for and buy insurance policies by the Dec. 23 deadline. “There’s not really any way to verify from the outside that the vast majority of people who want to enroll can now do so, but we’ll find out at least anecdotally over the coming days if the system can handle the traffic and provide a smooth experience for people SEE WORST, PAGE A6

Train derailment kills 4, hurts more than 60 NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City commuter train rounding a riverside curve derailed Sunday, killing four people and injuring more than 60 in a crash that threw passengers from the toppling cars and left a snaking chain of twisted wreckage just inches from the water. Some of the roughly 150 passengers on the early morning Metro-North train from Poughkeepsie to Manhattan were jolted from sleep around 7:20 a.m. to screams and the frightening sensation of their compartment rolling over on a bend in the Bronx where the Hudson and Harlem rivers meet. When the motion stopped, four or five of the seven cars had lurched off the rails. It was the latest accident in a troubled year for the nation’s second-biggest commuter railroad, which had never experienced a passenger death in an accident in its 31-year-history. “Four people lost their lives today in the holiday season, right after Thanksgiving,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at a news conference. Eleven of the injured were believed to be critically injured and another six seriously hurt, according to the Fire Department. The train operator was among the injured, Cuomo said. The governor said the track did not appear to be faulty, leaving speed as a possible culprit for the crash. But he noted that the National Transportation Safety

Officials with the National Transportation Safety Board inspect a derailed Metro North commuter train where it almost fell into the Harlem River Sunday in the Bronx borough of New York. The

Board would determine what happened. The Federal Railroad Administration was also sending 10 investigators to the scene. Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Thomas F. Prendergast said investigators would look at numerous factors, including the train, the track and signal system, the operators and speed.

Metro-North train derailed on a curved section of track early Sunday, coming to rest just inches from the water.

The speed limit on the curve is 30 mph, compared with 70 mph in the area approaching it, MTA spokeswoman Marjorie Anders said. The train’s data recorders should be able to tell how fast it was traveling, she said. One passenger, Frank Tatulli, told WABC-TV that the train appeared to be going “a lot faster” than usual as it approached the


sharp curve near the Spuyten Duyvil station, which takes its name from a Dutch word for a local waterway, sometimes translated as “Devil’s whirlpool.” The train was about half full at the time of the crash, rail officials said, with some passengers likely heading to the city for holiday shopping. SEE DERAILMENT, PAGE A6



Police Blotter • Three booked into Noble County Jail ALBION — Three people were booked into the Noble County Jail Wednesday and Thursday, the county sheriff’s department said. • Maria I. Guillen, 47, of Ligonier was booked on a failure to appear warrant. • Leslie Hardwick, 66, of North Webster was charged with false reporting and misuse of 911. • Roger Mack Miniard, 28, of South Emmalena, Ky., was booked on a warrant for possession of marijuana, hash oil or hashish.

Pickup stolen from Albion recovered in Allen County FORT WAYNE — A

pickup reported stolen from the 400 block of North Oakwood Drive, Albion, was recovered in Allen County Thursday a6 6:10 a.m., the Noble County Sheriff’s Department said. The pickup was recovered with a dented bed and scratches, and with the keys still inside. It was towed to a facility in Fort Wayne.

Packages stolen from porch WAWAKA — Someone is stealing packages from a porch in Wawaka, the Noble County Sheriff’s Department said. Neighbors reported seeing lights triggered by motion sensors come on at the property. The theft was reported Wednesday at 6:29 p.m.

Government Calendar • Today, Dec. 2 Noble County Board of Commissioners meets at 8:30 a.m. in the Commissioners Room of the Noble County Courthouse. Noble County Council meets at 1 p.m. in the Commissioners Room of the Noble County Courthouse. Kendallville Plan Commission meets at 7 p.m. in City Hall.

Tuesday, Dec. 3 Noble County Community Corrections Advisory Board meets at 6 p.m. at Noble County Court Services, 104 W. Main St., Albion. Kendallville City Council meets at 7 p.m. in City Hall.

Wednesday, Dec. 4 Noble County Redevelopment Commission meets at 8 a.m. in the law offices of Steven Hagen in the 100 block of East Main Street, Albion. Albion Plan Commission meets at 6 p.m. in the Council Meeting Room of the Albion Municipal Building. Noble County Board of Zoning Appeals meets at 7 p.m. in the Dekko Room of the Noble County Office Comple-South.

Birds brighten a gloomy day Another dreary, gray-sky day, I thought as I sat at my desk one morning a few days before Thanksgiving trying to compose another article for the newspaper. But no words came, nor even a subject. I shifted my gaze from the computer screen before me to the bird feeder outside the window behind my computer. Four blue jays and a cardinal were on the feeder OUTDOOR tray. NOTES Shifting my gaze further, Neil Case looking in the trees of my yard, I spotted two black-capped chickadees, two tufted titmice, several goldfinches in winter drab plumage and one white-breasted nuthatch. All common feeder birds, birds that come to my feeder every day that the weather isn’t too windy this time of year, and some of them every day that the weather isn’t too windy or wet throughout the year. The blue jays flew, and the chickadees, titmice, goldfinches and nuthatch began flying from the trees to the feeder and back to the trees. Three house sparrows and a house finch landed on the edge of the feeder tray. More common birds. None that I felt like writing about. Then I saw a bird on the ground near the road at the edge of my lawn. A robin.



I focused my binoculars on the robin, though it was close enough, I didn’t need binoculars to identify it, and a second robin hopped from behind my lilac bush and into my view. I thought robins had gone south by now though a friend told me he had seen a flock of them a few days before. Moving the view through my binoculars to the lilac, I found two more robins, then in the tall cedar tree standing beside the lilac three more. With a flurry of wings a small flock of mourning doves descended, three landing on the bird feeder, four on the ground below. Also on the ground below the feeder were several dark-eyed juncos and a flock of goldfinches, to use the prescribed designation from old English, a charm of finches. A red-bellied woodpecker and a downy woodpecker visited the feeder. There, outside my window, I had a collection of common, year-round feeder birds, blue jays, cardinals, chickadees, titmice, goldfinches, nuthatch, red-bellied and downy woodpecker. I had a species of bird, the robin, that comes to us in spring, stays with us through the summer and into the fall, then goes south for the winter. I had a species of bird, the junco, that comes to us from farther north when the days get short and the weather turns cold. And it stays with us only in the winter. I had mourning doves which are sometimes with us in winter


A pileated woodpecker is a bird of all seasons, a non-migrant, with a range over most of the eastern half of the U.S. and other parts of North America.

and sometimes not. I had started listing the species of birds I had seen and I realized as I did that I had forgotten the weather, the dullness of the sky. Then I realized if I listed all those birds and told a little about each I had an article. But I needed a highlight for the article, and as I was compiling my list one appeared. A flicker landed on the ground near the base of the cedar tree. This is another bird of fair weather to us and to other residents of the northern half of the U.S., perhaps even more than a robin. But the flicker wasn’t my

Santa plans Ligonier visit

LIGONIER — The Ligonier Fire Department and the city’s Chamber of Commerce will present “Breakfast with Santa� at the fire station on Saturday in Ligonier. Serving hours for breakfast of pancakes and ties, veteran services and community resource informa- sausage will be 7-11 a.m. Santa will be on hand from tion. Among the companies and 9-11 a.m., and all area institutions that plan to attend children are invited to visit and receive a gift bag from the fair are Group Dekko, HTI Manufacturing Solutions, the chamber. Donations will be Kraft Foods Group, Parker accepted for breakfast with Hannifin, Guardian Industries, Trine University and Ivy Tech all funds going to to the fire department’s adopted Community College-Northfamilies for the holidays. east. Also, the Ligonier Chamber of Commerce is having its annual home-lighting contest for

Veterans career fair set for Wednesday KENDALLVILLE — Kendallville VFW Post 2749 and WorkOne Northeast will host a Veteran Community Career Fair on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the post, 127 Veterans Way. Northeast Indiana Works said veterans will be able to connect with Noble County employers and learn about educational opportuni-


the holiday season. All residents in the 46767 Zip code are invited to enter. Judging will be done on Dec. 6, so register by the end of Dec. 5. Register by calling the chamber office at SSIR at 894-9909, or by sending an email to chamber@ligtel. com. In adddition, the West Noble High School student council will be taking donations for the Noble County Miracle Tree on Saturday during the West Noble boys basketball game against. Wawasee. Student Council members will be taking both new, unwrapped toys as well monetary donations to go toward purchasing new

highlight. As I was watching it, another woodpecker landed on trunk near the base of the cedar, a bigger woodpecker, a pileated woodpecker. This is a bird of all seasons, a non-migrant, with a range over most of the eastern half of the U.S., southern Canada and the Pacific Northwest. But it is a woodland bird, and it’s uncommon or rare over all but the southern part of its range. Robins, juncos, flicker, pileated woodpecker, what did I care if the sky was gray? NEIL CASE can be reached at


toys to be donated to Noble County Miracle Tree. In Cromwell, the second annual craft and antique show, “Christmas in the Village� will be held on the second floor of the Cromwell library on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14-15. More than a dozen vendors will also be at the Cromwell Community Center on Baker Street. The show features crafts of local artisans, antiques, hand-made items and good things to eat. Dec. 14 hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. while Dec. 15 hours are noon to 3 p.m. Children can visit Santa from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cromwell library on Saturday, Dec. 14.

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Albion to celebrate Christmas In the Village ALBION — The Albion Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring Christmas In the Village Friday from 4-8 p.m. in Albion. Businesses offering open houses from 4-8 p.m. will include Noble REMC, Palm Bay Tanning & Hair,

The Strand, The Unique Boutique, Lily of the Valley (now inside The Unique Boutique), Grace Christian Church, Albion Pizza Depot and Doc’s Do-It Best Hardware. People can sign up to win one of four $25 Chamber

Buck Gift Certificates donated by the Chamber of Commerce. Entries are limited to one per person at each location. The businesses will have decorated their locations, offer refreshments and have other things planned.

A bazaar will run from 4-7 p.m. A variety of vendors will be located at 111 W. Jefferson St., north of the courthouse Santa Claus will arrive in town on a horse-drawn wagon at 6:50 p.m. The Lighting of the Tree

Ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. on the northeast corner of the Courthouse square. Christmas caroling will take place during the tree lighting. After the tree ceremony, Santa will greet children at Albion Pizza Depot.

Treasured Memories Photography will be available to take pictures. The Noble County Saddle Club will collect nonperishable food items for the Food Pantry while caroling on horseback during the evening.

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Cop Shop support Northern Indiana Public Service Co. employees recently had an employee fundraiser for the 2014 Cop Shop Program. Pictured is Sheriff Harp, left, receiving a check

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Noble County Courthouse News • Marriage licenses The following were issued recently in Noble County: • Joshua Lunk, 24, and Cortney Ard, 25, both of Kendallville. • Bryce Alan Martin, 20, and Chelsey Nicole Smith, 19, both of Ligonier. • Michael Shawn Hughes, 28, and Khala Ann Schweiger, 25, both of Albion. • Matthew Hakey, 23, of Albion and Tosha Nicole Buchanan, 22, of Ligonier. • Dustin James Staples, 20, of Larwill and Chelsie Elayne Helman, 19, of Cromwell. • Juan Gabriel Flores, 38, and Donna Sue Wicker, 43, both of Ligonier. • Heath Wayne Eschelman, 46, and Lailay Mugisha, 22, both of Kendallville. • Richard Dean Born Jr., 39, and Jessica Dawn Tucker, 44, both of Kendallville. • Andrew Scott Galloway, 27, and Kayla Marie Bentley, 23, both of Kendallville. • Chad Jason Cook, 40, of Fort Wayne and Leslie Sparks, 43, of Ligonier. • Timothy Joe Hofmann, 27, and Amanda Sue Hayman, 28, both Ligonier. • Edward L. Schaefer, 42, and Jennifer L. Yeager, 35, both of Kendallville. • Brandon K. Smith, 28, and Ashley R. Smith, 28, both of Wolcottville. • Nolan Laverne Close, 21, and Tara Lyn Tilkins, 19, both of Avilla. • Mark Eugene Kundert Vance, 47, and Shelly M. Rucks, 54, both of Columbia City. • Gary R. Marti Jr., 25, of Milan and Christina Lorretta Stockert, 21, of Avilla. • Mark Alan Smith II, 24, and Rachella Jean Slone, 21, both of Kendallville. • Logan Ray Keith, 22, and Katelyn Louise Bates, 24, both of Kendallville. • Timothy Fugate, 49, and Jamie L. Thomas, 38, both of Wawaka.

Divorces The following were issued recently in Noble County: • Nicholas Colburn and Heather Colburn. • Shannon Renee Alexander and Michael William Alexander Jr. • Barbara A. Luttman and Jerry Lynn Luttman. • David Jones and Kaylee Jones. • Adrienne A. Clark and Joshua T. Clark. • Tracy Williams and Heath Williams. • Bruce Pistorio and Sarah Pistorio. • Renee D. Ray and Mitchell A. Ray.

• Charlene Vada Walter and Daniel Ray Walter. • Matthew A. Brayton and Jennifer L. Brayton. • Callie Ziems and Timothy Ziems. • Ashley Rice and Nathaniel Rice. • Tony Booth and Paige Booth. • Magali Yazmin Lopez-Flores and Jose Luis Castro Terrones.

Criminal dispositions The following were issued recently in Noble County courts: Circuit Court • Zachary M. Knight, 20, of Kendallville, Count I — manufacturing methamphetamine, Class B felony. Eight years incarceration. To pay $368 court costs, $13 sheriff’s service fee and $100 public defender fee. Counts II and III dismissed. Consecutive to below. • Zachary M. Knight, 20, of Kendallville, Count II — theft, Class D felony. Three-hundred-ninety-four days incarceration, 197 days credit. To pay $168 court costs and $100 public defender fee. Counts I and III dismissed. Consecutive to above. • Michael W. Franks, 64, of Rome City, Count II — lesser included charge of battery, Class A misdemeanor. One year suspended and on probation, 64 days credit, 100 hours of community service. To pay $168 court costs, $300 fine and $400 substance abuse assessment fee. Count I dismissed. • Darla J. Perkins, 49, of Albion, Count II — cultivation of greater than 30 grams of marijuana, Class D felony. One year incarceration, two years suspended and on probation, five days credit. To pay $368 court costs, $100 public defender fee and $400 substance abuse assessment fee. Counts I, III and IV dismissed. • Deborah S. Holden, 55, of Albion, operating a vehicle after a lifetime license forfeiture, Class C felony. Two years incarceration, 90 days credit, driving privileges suspended for life. To pay $168 court costs, $500 fine, $938 in restitution and $100 public defender fee. • Nathan James Lyons,

41, of Huntington, Count II — trafficking with an inamte outside the facility, Class D felony. Eighteen months incarceration, 93 days credit. To pay $168 court costs, $13 sheriff’s service fee and $100 public defender fee. Counts I and III dismissed. • John Allan Mazurak, 65, of Fort Wayne, Count I — theft, Class D felony. Three years incarceration, 65 days credit. To pay $168 court costs. Counts II, III and IV dismissed. • Susan L. Holliday, 41, of Kendallville, case dismissed. Superior Court I • Casey J. Holliday, 28, of Wolcottville, Count I — dumping controlled substance waste, Class D felony, and Count II — visiting a common nuisance, Class B misdemeanor. Sixty days incarceration, 16 months suspended and on probation, six days credit. To pay $600 fine, $168 court costs and $400 substance abuse assessment fee. • William E. Ayers, 42, of Fort Wayne, Count III — neglect of a dependent, Class D felony. Six days incarceration, 724 days suspended and on probation, three days credit. To pay $250 fine, $168 court costs and $400 substance abuse assessment fee. Counts I and II dismissed. • Arnold Sizemore Jr., 36, of Rome City, domestic battery, Class A misdemeanor. Ten days incarceration, 355 days suspended and on probation, one day credit. To pay $100 fine and $168 court costs. • Corey A. Cooper, 29, of Kendallville, battery, Class B misdemeanor. Four days incarceration, two days credit. To pay $168 court costs. • Andrew E. Beck, 40, of Rochester, Count I — habitual traffic offender, Class D felony, and Count II — driving while intoxicated second or more offense, Class D felony. Two years Community Corrections, one year suspended and on probation, 51 days credit, driving privileges suspended for life plus one year. To pay $1,000 fine, $400 substance abuse assessment fee and $368 court costs. Count III dismissed.



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ALBION — Drug Free Noble County will offer its Annual Holiday Luncheon Dec. 18 at noon in the Dekko Room of the Noble County Office ComplexSouth, 2090 N. S.R. 9. The guest speaker will be Noble County Prosecutor Steven T. Clouse. Regional award nominees will be recognized. Drug Free Noble County is a community anti-drug coalition, which means it belongs to anyone in the community who would like to see alcohol, tobacco and other drug use reduced in their community, neighbor-

Chamber board needs members ALBION — The Albion Chamber of Commerce is seeking potential members for its board of directors. Business owners and factory representation are needed on the board. Several seats are up for election at the chamber’s annual meeting Jan. 16, 2014, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Albion. If you are interested in running for a spot board, contact Chris Magnuson at

ages 10 and over. Animal Enrichment Day planned at Library plans event Black Pine Sanctuary at ceramics store ALBION — Animal Enrichment Day at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary will take place Dec. 28 from 1-4 p.m. Staff and volunteers will construct pinatas and prepare other animal treats, pretend prey animals that the big cats will enjoy destroying during the event. Guests are welcomed. Entry will cost $7 for ages 3-9 and $8 for

ALBION — The Noble County Public Library will offer a teen event Tuesday at Lucky U Ceramics on the Noble County Courthouse square in Albion at 3:30 p.m. Teens at Lucky U Ceramics will paint a gift for the holidays. In order to come to this event you must register with Erika at the Noble County Public Library-Central. Legal Notices • Legal Copy Deadlines Copy due Publish Wed. 4 p.m. .............................Mon. Thurs. 4 p.m. ............................Tues. Fri. 4 p.m............................. Wed. Mon. 4 p.m. .......................... Thurs. Tues. 4 p.m. .............................. Fri. Annual Reports & Budgets due 5 working days before the publish date.

Email your legal! legals @ Call Kelly at 877-791-7877x182 for details LEGAL NOTICE J. C. DAWSON DRAIN, NUMBER 424-00-0 KEYSER TOWNSHIP, DEKALB COUNTY, INDIANA and ALLEN TOWNSHIP IN NOBLE COUNTY, INDIANA. FOR: PERIODIC MAINTENANCE The Periodic Maintenance report of the County's Surveyor, and the schedule of assessments made by the Joint DeKalb/Noble Drainage Board, have been filed and are available for public inspection in the office of the DeKalb County Surveyor. A hearing will be held before the Drainage Board on said report and schedule of assessments on Thursday December 12th, 2013, at 9:30 a.m., in the Derald D. Kruse Commissioner's Court, 2nd Floor of the DeKalb County Courthouse, Auburn, Indiana. Brenda Myers Administrative Assistant DeKalb County Drainage Board NS,00361603,12/2,hspaxlp LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given the Noble County Plan Commission will hold a public hearing on the following petitions: Said public hearing will be held in the Dekko Meeting Room, Noble County Office Complex-South, 2090 N State Road 9, Albion, IN, at 7:00 p.m. on: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 Simple Subdivision 256 Smith, Patricia Request a Simple Subdivision from the Noble County Development Ordinance (Article 6.01) to create a 2 lot Subdivision: Lot1 of 12.90+/- acres and Lot2 of 11.73+/- acres (remaining 2.76+/- acres). Real estate is located in Section 19 of Wayne Township, quadrant 100, parcel 013; common location for lot 1 is West of 6600 E 900 N – Lot 2 South Side of Angling Road – Between 8727 Angling Rd and 8671 Angling Rd Kendallville, In. Rezoning No. 414 Smith, Patricia Request from the Noble County Unified Development Ordinance to rezone 27.39+/- acres from A1 to RE.

Real Estate is located in Section 19 of Wayne Township, Quadrant 100, parcel 13; common location West of 6600 E 900 N and South Side of Angling Road – between 8727 Angling Rd and 8671 Angling Rd Kendallville, In. Final Approval made by the Noble County Commissioners on: 12/23/2013 at 10:15:00 AM Simple Subdivision 257 Wicker, John & Lee Request from the Noble County Unified Development Ordinance (Article 6.01) a Simple Subdivision of 2.00 +/- acres around the existing home, to be known as Halsey Estates, leaving parent parcel at 54.46 +/- acres. Real Estate is located in Section 31 of Jefferson Township, quadrant 400, parcel 012; common location known as 0398 E 100 N, Albion, In 46701 Rezoning No. 415 Wicker, John & Lee Request from the Noble County Unified Development Ordinance (Article 9.21) to rezone 2.00+/- acres around the existing home and shed from A1 to RE. Real Estate is located in Section 31 of Jefferson Township, quadrant 400, parcel 012; common location known as 0398 E 100 N Albion In. Final Approval made by the Noble County Commissioners on: 12/23/2013 at 10:00:00 AM Simple Subdivision 258 Marshall, Robert & Jeryl Anne Request from the Noble County Unified Development Ordinance a Simple Subdivision (Article 6.01); Lot 1 of as 9.03+/- acres, Lot2 at 9.50+/leaving remainder of 1.47+/- acres. Real estate is located in section 28 of Swan Township, quadrant 300, parcel 007; common location is South of 4767 S 800 E LaOtto, Indiana. Rezoning No. 416 Marshall, Robert & Jeryl Anne Request from the Noble County Unified Development Ordinance (Article 9.21) to rezone 20.00+/- acres. Real estate is located in Section 28 of Swan Township, Quadrant 300, parcel 007 ; common location is South of 4767 S 800 E, LaOtto, Indiana. Final Approval made by the Noble County Commissioners on: 12/23/2013 at 10:30:00 AM All applications are on file in the office of the Noble County Plan Commission for public examination. Noble County Plan Commission Teresa Tackett Administrative Assistant NS,00361640,12/2,hspaxlp NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Proposed Amendment of Unified Development Ordinance to Change Production Agricultural (A1) Minimum Acreage, Remove Confined Feeding from A1 and Proposed Zoning Map Changes Notice is hereby given in compliance with Indiana Code 36-7-4-604 that the Plan Commission of Noble County will hold a Public Hearing to

consider its recommendation regarding proposed amendments to the text and zoning maps of the Noble County's Unified Development Ordinance at the Plan Commission meeting on December 18, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. The hearing will be held in the Dekko Meeting Room, 2090 N State Road 9, Albion, Indiana. The proposed changes would apply to all of Noble County and would: A. Change Article 2.04 (Production Agricultural District) to change the minimum acreage for A1 parcels from a minimum of 10 acres to a minimum of 2 acres. B. Remove confined feeding as a permitted use in A1 zoning and under the Confined Feeding Standards in Articles 2.03 & 5.12. C. Change the current Zoning Maps for Noble County with the following proposed amendments: 1) All property previously designated as A-4 will be re-designated as A1 (Articles 2.03- 2.04 of the Noble County Unified Development Ordinance). 2 All property rezoned prior to January 1, 2013, will be re-designated with their new zoning classifications. 3) All parcels previously zoned A1 which are less than 2 acres in size will be converted to RE (Articles 2.09 & 2.10 of the Noble County Unified Development Ordinance). 4) All identified Rights-of-Way will be designated as OS. Penalties-the proposed new maps and text amendments do not change any penalty or forfeiture provisions in the Unified Development Ordinance. Copies of the complete text changes to the Noble County Unified Development Ordinance and the new maps are available for review at the Noble County Auditor's Office and the Plan Commission Office during Office Hours of Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Written objections may be filed with the Plan Commission Secretary and will be considered at any hearing. Oral comments will be heard at any scheduled hearing in accordance with the hearing rules of the Plan Commission. The public hearings may be continued from time to time as may be found necessary by the Plan Commission. Final approval by the Noble County Board of Commissioners to be held on Monday, December 23, 2013, at 10:45 A.M. at 101 N Orange St, Albion, Indiana Teresa Tackett Noble County Plan Commission Plan Commission Secretary NS,00361638,12/2,hspaxlp

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FORT WAYNE — Robert G. Shaefer, 92, of Fort Wayne died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in his residence. Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in Trinity Suburban Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne. Calling will be Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church. Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, is assisting the family with arrangements. A complete obituary will appear in Tuesday’s edition.

Arthur Tilbury CHURUBUSCO — Arthur M. Tilbury, 71, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. Services will be at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco, with calling there two hours before. Military rites will follow services. Memorials are to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, 6324 Constitution Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46804.


Speed a factor in actor Walker’s deadly crash LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investigators sought to determine the cause of a fiery crash that killed “Fast & Furious” star Paul Walker while the 40-yearold actor’s fans erected a makeshift memorial Sunday near where the Porsche he was riding in smashed into a light pole and tree. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said speed was a factor in Saturday’s one-car crash, though it will take time to determine how fast the car was going. Because Walker is so closely associated with the underground culture of street racing portrayed in the popular “Fast & Furious” film franchise, the fatal accident had an eerie quality — a tragic end for a Hollywood hero of speed. The crash also killed Walker’s friend and financial adviser Roger

Rodas, according to Walker’s publicist, Ame Van Iden. She said Walker was a passenger in the car when the two drove away in a 2005 red Porsche Carrera GT from a Walker fundraiser in the community of Valencia, about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Sheriff’s deputies found the car engulfed in flames when they arrived at the site of the crash, near the fundraiser at Rodas’ sport car dealership. Officials have not identified either person found in the car. On Sunday, fans of Walker, 40, gathered to leave flowers, candles and memorabilia from the action movies.


Sheriff’s deputies work near the wreckage of a Porsche that crashed into a light pole on Hercules Street near Kelly Johnson Parkway in Valencia, Calif., Saturday. A publicist for actor

Walker is “gone but he’ll never be forgotten because there are so many people that look up to him,” Joel Perez, 23, told the Los Angeles Times at the memorial. Sheriff’s deputy Peter Gomez said investigators are working to determine how fast the car was traveling and what caused it to go out of control, including whether the driver was distracted

Paul Walker says the star of the “Fast & Furious” movie series died in the crash north of Los Angeles. He was 40. Ame Van Iden says Walker died Saturday afternoon.

or something in the road prompted him to swerve. After the Porsche crashed into a light pole and tree, it burst into flames. The downed light pole had a speed limit sign of 45 mph. Walker rode the “Fast & Furious” franchise to fame, starring in all but one of the six action blockbusters, beginning with the first film in 2001. He had been on break from shooting the

seventh installment; production began in September and while much of the film has been shot, it’s incomplete. Universal Pictures has not said what it plans to do with “Fast & Furious 7,” which currently is slated for release in July. Walker and Rodas had attended a fundraiser benefiting victims of the recent typhoon in the Philippines.

Connecticut university to test marijuana for contaminants WEST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The microscope at the University of New Haven, set at 10-times magnification, shows a marijuana leaf covered with dozens of tiny bumps. It’s mold, and someone, somewhere could be smoking similarly contaminated pot and not have a clue. Heather Miller Coyle, a forensic botanist and associate professor at the university, says all sorts of nasty things not visible to the naked eye have been found in marijuana — mold, mildew, insect parts, salmonella and E. coli, to name a few. That’s why Coyle and her students earlier this year began developing a new process to detect contaminants in marijuana through DNA profiling and analysis. The aim is to be able to identify potentially harmful substances through a testing method that could make the analysis easier and quicker for labs across the country in the developing industry of marijuana quality control testing. Twenty states and Washington, D.C., now allow medical marijuana with a doctor’s recommendation, and Washington state and Colorado have legalized the recreational pot use. Connecticut and Washington state already require testing and other states are doing the same,

spawning a testing industry. “If there’s no certification … it’s like saying we don’t check our meat for mad cow disease,” Coyle said. “That’s our goal as a private university, to develop the tools to address or mediate this issue.” A number of labs around the country are testing marijuana for contaminants using different methods, many of which have been around for decades and used to test other plants, including food crops, for harmful substances. The health effects of marijuana tainted with mold, pesticides and other contaminants aren’t clear, said Mason Tvert, a Colorado-based spokesman for the Marijuana Policy Project in Washington, D.C. The project was founded in 1995 to lobby for the reduction or elimination of penalties for marijuana use. “Although we have not seen significant problems with tainted marijuana in the past, we should certainly be taking steps to make sure it’s not a problem in the future,” Tvert said. “We have never seen a death solely associated with marijuana use. The same certainly can’t be said of alcohol and other drugs.” Food and Drug Administration records from 1997-2005 show no cases


This undated photograph provided by the a University of New Haven, and taken by a microscope set to 10-times magnification, shows a marijuana leaf covered with mold.

in which marijuana was the primary suspected cause of death, but the drug was listed as a secondary suspected cause contributing to 279 deaths. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in July that an “epidemic” of synthetic drug use has caused rising numbers of deaths and emergency room visits. One study released earlier this year, however, found that pesticide residues on cannabis are transferred to inhaled marijuana smoke, possibly posing a “significant toxicological threat.” The study was done by The Werc Shop, an independent testing lab for medical cannabis in Pasadena, Calif., and published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Toxicology. Marijuana can develop mold from an inadequate


In this Oct. 23 photo, Heather Miller Coyle, an associate professor at the University of New Haven, shows a DNA sequencer in a school laboratory in

drying process or poor storage conditions after harvesting. It can also become tainted with E. coli and other dangerous substances by being near farm animals. Coyle will be developing a new method for creating DNA profiles of biological contaminants found in marijuana including mold,

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West Haven, Conn. Coyle is developing a new method to detect contaminants on marijuana using DNA profiling and analysis.

viruses, fungi and bacteria. The profiles could then be compared with DNA profiles of organisms kept in a database maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information — a division of the National Institutes of Health. “What we’re trying to do is put the information together in a user-friendly

format,” Coyle said. “Having some better technology in place is a good thing.” The university’s work also will include identifying whether cannabis material is real marijuana or a synthetic version comprising non-marijuana herbs sprayed with THC, the compound that gets users high.

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INDIANAPOLIS — The following numbers were drawn Sunday in area lotteries: Hoosier Lottery: Evening, 5-6-6 and 4-6-9-5. Michigan: Midday, 7-5-5 and 6-7-7-0; Evening, 1-6-7 and 7-1-3-7; Poker Lotto, JH-KH-4D-3H-10S; Fantasy 5, 18-19-23-26-35; Keno, 03-10-16-19-21-2225-28-29-31-33-40-41-5253-60-62-66-67-72-76-78. Ohio: Midday, 0-6-5 and 9-7-4-5; Evening, 9-0-1 and 4-4-2-4; Pick 5, 9-5-7-5-3 (Midday) and 8-9-0-5-0; Rolling Cash 5, 11-13-1435-37.

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A family plays catch BY RICK LAUBER

“Other things may change us, but we start and end with family.” — Anthony Brandt Following Christmas dinner, my family was relaxing around the kitchen table. We had all enjoyed traditional turkey, sweet potatoes lightly glazed with brown sugar, and a final wedge of pumpkin pie topped with a dollop of ice cream. The good cooking smells still lingered; the oven remained warm. My sister, our chef, was basking in the compliments — “Fabulous meal,” “I really couldn’t eat another bite,” “Everything was wonderful.” Dad had risen from his chair and was contentedly standing nearby. My nephew, never one to sit still for too long, began dribbling his new basketball around the table and throughout the kitchen. Upon nearing Dad, he stopped — almost uncertainly. With shaking, wrinkled hands, Dad had reached out for the ball. He did not speak, and the boy, confused, looked up and over at us. It took some convincing, but the ball was gingerly passed over. I watched my father closely to see what he would do. A playful smile

appeared on his face. The twinkle in his eyes shone brighter than any Christmas lights. Holding the ball and reaching forward, Dad bounced it on the floor then caught it. This action was repeated. Nodding approvingly, he then turned toward our assembled group. Gently tossing the ball away, Dad began a game of catch. The ball continued to be passed through eager pairs of outstretched hands. Cries of “Over here!” rang through the warm kitchen. Dad’s active participation in this game was remarkable to me, since he had advanced Alzheimer’s disease. This dementia had robbed him of many memories and the recognition of people, places and points in time. Despite this, Dad clearly recognized the ball and what you could do

with it. In my younger years, playing with Dad was rare. To his credit, Dad worked hard and provided for us. He was very private and never showed or shared much emotion; his game of choice was chess, which he did eventually teach me how to play. As an adult, I had become a caregiver and watched helplessly as Dad declined. Connecting moments between father and son had been few and far between before he took the basketball. I’m not sure how long we played catch. Watching the clock was not important. Dad gleefully led us until he began to tire. What I do know is that our game ended all too soon, and it was time to face the reality of dirty dishes piled high on countertops. The moment, though, will certainly last forever. On this Christmas, Dad gave me a special memory — one that I will always treasure. (C)2013 BY CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL PUBLISHING, LLC


Area Activities • Monday, December 2 Bingo: For senior citizens every Monday. Noble County Council on Aging, 111 Cedar St., Kendallville. Noon Lego Club: Create and play with Legos during this after school club for grades K-5. Kendallville Public Library, 221 S Park Ave, Kendallville. 3:30 p.m. 343-2010 Zumba Class: Provided by zumbafit Zumba classes at Presence Sacred Heart Home in Avilla Indiana run from 6:30-7:25 p.m. each Monday and Thursday. Presence Sacred Heart Home, 515 N. Main Street, Avilla. 6 p.m. 897-2841 Central Noble Moms in Prayer: Open to all women in the Central Noble area to pray for the school, students and staff. Use south side door. For more information contact Tricia Weiss at 310-7492 tricia. or Abby Liindsey at 415-2838 Asbury United Methodist Church, 605 E. Main St., Albion. 6 p.m. Kendallville Lions Club: Club meets first, third and fifth Mondays. American Legion Post 86, South Main Street, Kendallville. 6:15 p.m.

Tuesday, December 3 Euchre Game: Public welcome. Euchre is a trick-taking card game most commonly played with four people in two partnerships with a deck of 24, or sometimes 32, standard playing cards’ Francis Vinyard VFW Post

2749, 112 Veterans Way, Kendallville. 1 p.m. Crafty Christmas: Gifting on a budget? Have no budget? Join us at Crafty Christmas and make your own Christmas gifts. Grades 6-12. Kendallville Public Library, 221 S. Park Ave., Kendallville. 4 p.m. 343-2010 ESL Instruction: English as a second language. Standing class every Tuesday and Thursday. Vistula Headstart, 603 Townline Road, LaGrange. 5 p.m. ESL Instruction: English as a second language class. Standing meeting every Tuesday. LEAP of Noble County, 610 Grand St., Ligonier. 5:30 p.m. Post Meeting: Post meeting. Francis Vinyard VFW Post 2749, 112 Veterans Way, Kendallville. 6 p.m. Kendallville Rotary Club: Regular meeting. Four County Vocational Cooperative, 1607 Dowling St, Kendallville. 6:15 p.m. 349-0240 Kendallville Eagles Aerie and Auxiliary Meeting: Standing bimonthly meeting. Kendallville Eagles, U.S. 6 West, Kendallville. 7 p.m. Preschool Storytime: Winter: Winter is almost here, and we’re getting children ready for the snow, ice and more at Preschool Storytime. Birth-age 5. Kendallville Public Library, 221 S. Park Ave., Kendallville. 10 p.m. 343-2010

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MESSIAH: Peters started conducting in high school FROM PAGE A1

in the second grade. It didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hurt that his parents, John and Liat Peters, were musically inclined, with his father performing in the local group â&#x20AC;&#x153;Higher Plain.â&#x20AC;? Joe studied music three years at Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, Mich., then went to college on a merit scholarship at DePauw University, where he majored in music and computer science. He completed his masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree at Indiana University in bass trombone and conducting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I was at Interlochen, I had the opportunity to be in the church choir there that happened to do a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Messiahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; sing every year. So for three years I was part of their â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Messiahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; that they would do before Christmas,â&#x20AC;? Peters said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I kind of lost touch with the piece for the next six years as I was doing my undergrad and graduate

degrees. When I came back and I decided I was going to work here, I got together with (local Peters directors) Lynn Syler and Jeri Mow and told them I always wanted to do something like this, but I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think that any one church choir could do it on their own, so I wanted to incorporate all the choirs or as many as we could.â&#x20AC;? After Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s production, Peters will put â&#x20AC;&#x153;Messiahâ&#x20AC;? out of his mind for about a month, then start studying it again and start preparing for the next yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s production; hopefully, he says, at a completed Furth Center for the Arts at Trine. Though he may have toyed with the idea of music

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Messiahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Featuring a choir from six Steuben County churches, Trine University and beyond, accompanied by a 15-piece orchestra from the Fort Wayne Philharmonic St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 700 W. Maumee St., Angola Sunday, 7 p.m. Admission: Free

as a career, Peters is content working at Powerscreen of Indiana, where heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in information technology and sales. He pursues music outside of work, teaching two nights a week at Trine and studying on his own. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I never thought a career in music necessarily was my calling,â&#x20AC;? Peters said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I still want music to be something fun.â&#x20AC;?

WORST: Obama predicted errors would remain FROM PAGE A1

trying to sign up,â&#x20AC;? said Larry Levitt, a senior adviser at the Kaiser Family Foundation. But, he added, is clearly working better than when it first went online. Its challenge now is to convince users who were frustrated during their first visit to give it another chance. Politically, a fixed website could also offer a fresh start for President Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats after a wave of bad publicity surrounding the presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chief domestic achievement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This website is technology. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to get better. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s already better today,â&#x20AC;? said Rep. Keith Ellison, a Minnesota Democrat who is a co-chairman of the liberal Congressional Progressive Caucus. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re only going to be working out more kinks as we go forward.â&#x20AC;? Amid all the problems with, Obama set a deadline for Saturday for several significant problems to be resolved. The administration organized a conference call with reporters Sunday morning

to give a status report and boast that 400 technical problems had been resolved but declined to say how many items remain on the to-do list. Even with the repairs in place, the site still wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be able to do everything the administration wants, and companion sites for small businesses and Spanish speakers have been delayed. Questions remain about the stability of the site and the quality of the data it delivers to insurers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The security of this site and the private information does not meet even the minimal standards of the private sector, and that concerns me,â&#x20AC;? said Rep. Mike Rogers, the Michigan Republican who leads the House intelligence panel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re for it or against it, Republican or Democrat, we should not tolerate the sheer level of incompetence securing this site.â&#x20AC;? Obama promised a few weeks ago that HealthCare. gov â&#x20AC;&#x153;will work much better on Nov. 30, Dec. 1, than it worked certainly on Oct. 1.â&#x20AC;? But, in trying to lower expectations, he said he could not guarantee that

â&#x20AC;&#x153;100 percent of the people 100 percent of the time going on this website will have a perfectly seamless, smooth experience.â&#x20AC;? Obama rightly predicted errors would remain. The department reported the website was up and running 95 percent of the time last week â&#x20AC;&#x201D; meaning a 1-in-20 chance remains of encountering a broken website. The government also estimated that pages crashed at a rate less than once every 100 clicks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yes, there are problems,â&#x20AC;? said Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, the top Democrat on the House Budget Committee. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no denying that. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work to fix them.â&#x20AC;? The nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest health insurer trade group said significant problems remain and could be a barrier for consumers signing up for coverage effective Jan. 1. â&#x20AC;&#x153; and the overall enrollment process continue to improve, but there are significant issues that still need to be addressed,â&#x20AC;? said Karen Ignagni, president and CEO of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Health Insurance Plans.

DERAILMENT: Crews arrived within minutes FROM PAGE A1

Joel Zaritsky was dozing as he traveled to a dental convention. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I woke up when the car started rolling several times. Then I saw the gravel coming at me, and I heard people screaming,â&#x20AC;? he told The Associated Press, holding his bloody right hand. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There was smoke everywhere and debris. People were thrown to the other side of the train.â&#x20AC;? Nearby residents awoke to a building-shaking boom. Angel Gonzalez was in bed in his high-rise apartment overlooking the rail curve when he heard the roar.


â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought it was a plane that crashed,â&#x20AC;? he said. Mike Gallo heard the same noise as he was walking his dog. He looked down at the tracks and â&#x20AC;&#x153;knew it was a tragedy right away. I saw injured people climbing out of the train.â&#x20AC;? Within minutes, dozens of emergency crews arrived and carried passengers away on stretchers, some wearing neck braces. Others, bloodied and scratched, held ice packs to their heads. Firefighters shattered windows of the toppled train cars to reach passengers, and they used pneumatic jacks and air bags to make sure

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Pacers can still get better INDIANAPOLIS .....................22 TENNESSEE..........................14 DENVER.....................................35 KANSAS CITY........................28 SAN FRANCISCO ...............23 ST. LOUIS .................................13 MINNESOTA...........................23 CHICAGO..................................20 CINCINNATI ............................17 SAN DIEGO.............................10 PHILADELPHIA ....................24 ARIZONA...................................21 CAROLINA................................27 TAMPA BAY.................................6 MIAMI ..........................................23 N.Y. JETS.......................................3 JACKSONVILLE ....................32 CLEVELAND............................28

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite having the NBA’s best record, the Indiana Pacers realize there’s always room for improvement. David West scored 14 of his 24 points in the third quarter and grabbed 12 rebounds, Paul George had 27 points, and the Pacers improved their best start in franchise history to 16-1 on Sunday with a 105-100 victory that snapped the Los Angeles Clippers’ four-game winning streak. “We can become a lot better. We’re still nowhere close to where we want to be offensively, and that’s the next step for us,” George said. “The defense is clicking well, the transition defense is clicking well, and we’re playing like a team. This was a great win for us. We knew coming in that it was going to be a hard-fought game.” Jamal Crawford led the Clippers with 20 points — the 10th time this season that a Pacers opponent didn’t have anyone with more than 20. Chris Paul

had 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Blake Griffin scored 16 and pulled down 12 rebounds, equaling teammate DeAndre Jordan’s total. “We’re always up for a challenge, and we had a good one today,” said center Roy Hibbert, who helped fuel the Pacers’ seventh straight win with 19 points. “The Clippers are going to be a contender for the Western Conference finals, so we just had to get in there and grind it out today and finish it off. But we have a lot more work to do. We don’t worry about swagger. We’re just five individuals out there on the court playing together.” The defending Pacific Division champion Clippers played their first game since finding out that J.J. Redick will be sidelined six to eight weeks because of a broken bone in his shooting hand and a ligament tear in his right elbow. Redick will be re-evaluated on Monday by hand specialist Dr. Steve Shin to determine what further course of treatment will be necessary. His injuries, which

occurred in Friday night’s 104-98 overtime win at Sacramento, complicated things even more for the Clippers with reserve forward Matt Barnes missing his sixth straight game due to an eye injury. “The ligament looks intact, so they shouldn’t have to operate on that,” Redick said. “It’s just the fragments of the bone. It’s still swollen and there’s some pain there. It’s frustrating, because I have enjoyed those 17 games immensely.” Los Angeles used the same starting lineup in each of its first 16 games before Paul sat out Friday’s game with a right hamstring strain. Rivers opted to continue using Jamal Crawford off the bench despite his 31-point outing at Sacramento, so Willie Green started in Redick’s place and scored only two points in 15 minutes. George powered the Pacers to a 53-47 halftime lead with 18 points. The Clippers trailed by 11 late in the first quarter before taking their only lead, 41-40.


Indiana Pacers forward David West, right, puts up a shot as Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan defends during Sunday’s game.

NEW ENGLAND ...................34 HOUSTON................................31

Grant leads Irish

MEN’S COLLEGE HOOPS 12 WICHITA STATE.............70 SAINT LOUIS .........................65 UAB...............................................63 16 NORTH CAROLINA .....59 18 BAYLOR ...........................104 HARDIN-SIMMONS ..........59

lead over the Titans (5-7) with four left and a sweep of the season series. The Colts can wrap up their eighth AFC South title in 11 seasons with one more win, one more Titans loss or a tie by either team. It hasn’t been easy reaching this point, especially after losing five offensive starters with season-ending injuries, and with Trent Richardson struggling.

SOUTH BEND (AP) — As Notre Dame coach Mike Brey continues to tinker with his lineup early in the season, he decided Sunday to go small and see what he got. Brey inserted freshman Demetrius Jackson into the lineup to give the Fighting Irish three guards to go with guard/forward Pat Connaughton and center Garrick Sherman. That lineup responded with Notre Dame’s highest scoring game this season, a 101-67 rout of Cornell at Purcell Pavilion. Jerian Grant scored 20 points to reach 1,000 for his career, Eric Atkins added 19 points and Connaughton had 18 points and 10 rebounds as all five Irish starters reached double figures. “We just wanted to start a different way,” Brey said. “I’ve liked that lineup in stretches in previous games, and I liked it in practice. “I’m still searching.” Despite the success his guard-heavy group had against Cornell, nothing is set in stone. With a trip to face No. 23 Iowa in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge on Tuesday, Brey still isn’t sure which lineup will be on the floor at any given time.



NOTRE DAME .....................101 CORNELL .................................67

INDIANA .................................105 L.A. CLIPPERS ....................100


DETROIT.................................115 PHILADELPHIA .................100

Indianapolis Colts Ricardo Mathews (91) lifts Jerrell Freeman (50) after Freeman intercepted

DENVER..................................112 TORONTO.................................98

Vinatieri’s 5 FGs lead Colts

MIAMI ..........................................99 CHARLOTTE ...........................98

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Adam Vinatieri still has it. Donald Brown does, too. When both delivered throwback performances Sunday, it lifted the Indianapolis Colts closer to the playoffs. Vinatieri, the oldest player in the league tied a careerhigh with five field goals and matched an NFL record with four 40-plus yard field goals in one game.

a Tennessee Titans Ryan Fitzpatrick pass late in Sunday’s NFL game. Indianapolis won 22-14.

Brown, the Colts’ forgotten 2009 first-round pick, scored on a 4-yard TD run with 1:56 left to give Indianapolis a 22-14 victory over Tennessee. “Those are by no means chip shots,” Andrew Luck said after another troubling offensive showing with only 264 total yards. “To have a guy like that (Vinatieri), it, well, it really makes a difference.” Indy (8-4) has a three-game

Red Wings earn fourth-consecutive victory OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Daniel Alfredsson scored an empty-net goal and added an assist in his return to Ottawa, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the host Senators 4-2 on Sunday night. Alfredsson, the former longtime captain of the Senators, wasn’t primarily responsible for Ottawa’s second straight loss and fourth consecutive at home, but he helped contribute to the continuation of his ex-team’s woes. Like so many times in their previous 27 games in the post-Alfredsson era, something was missing for the Senators (10-134). Defensive breakdowns led to goals, and there wasn’t enough offense to compensate. Drew Miller scored twice, Johan Franzen added a goal, and Jonas Gustavsson made 29 saves for Detroit. Clarke MacArthur and Mika Zibanejad had goals for Ottawa. The Senators were 0-for-4 on the power play, and the Red

Wings seemed to capitalize on every mistake. MacArthur scored his eighth goal of the season, and Zibanejad made things interesting late, but it wasn’t enough for the Senators to improve to 3-0 against the Red Wings. Ottawa won the first two meetings in Detroit. Gustavsson, who like Alfredsson is a native of Gothenburg, Sweden, earned the victory, and countryman Robin Lehner took the loss. The pregame fanfare was all about Alfredsson, who spent 17 seasons with the Senators, including the final 14 as captain. A lackluster first period followed a 67-second video tribute to Alfredsson, but the 40-year-old right-winger was involved in the scoring when it began in the second. The Red Wings, who won their fourth straight, haven’t lost since the Senators beat them on Nov. 23.

Ottawa Senators right wing Chris Neil (25) pressures Detroit Red Wings goalie Jonas Gustavsson for control of the puck during SEE NHL, PAGE B2 Sunday’s NHL game. The Red Wings won 4-2.





Manning throws for 5 TDs in win over Chiefs KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Peyton Manning threw for 403 yards and five touchdowns, four to Eric Decker, and the Denver Broncos held off a furious rally to beat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-28 Sunday and seize control of the AFC West. Decker had eight catches for a career-high 174 yards for the Broncos (10-2), who moved a game clear of the Chiefs (9-3) in the division. With four games left, Denver also holds the tiebreaker by virtue of two wins over Kansas City in the last three weeks. Jamaal Charles had 93 yards rushing for the Chiefs, and capped a 17-play drive with a 1-yard touchdown run with 6:32 left in the game to close within a touchdown. After forcing a punt with 3:32 remaining, Kansas City used three long pass plays to move deep into Broncos territory. But Alex Smith’s pass to Dwayne Bowe in the end zone on fourth-and-4 with 1:45 left fell incomplete. Vikings 23, Bears 20, OT Blair Walsh’s 34-yard field goal with 1:43 left in overtime gave the Vikings the victory after both teams missed kicks in the extra period. Adrian Peterson rushed 35 times for 211 yards for the Vikings (3-8-1), who tied Green Bay the previous week. Peterson had two 11-yard runs on the final drive to get well within range for Walsh, who missed a 57-yard try earlier in overtime. Walsh had to kick that one because Rhett Ellison was called for a 15-yard face-mask penalty to wipe out a 39-yard make by Walsh that would’ve ended the game. The Bears (6-6) then reached the 29-yard line, but coach Marc Trestman called for a field goal on second-and-7. Robbie Gould’s 47-yarder went wide right. Panthers 27, Buccaneers 6 Cam Newton threw for 263 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score, and the Panthers earned a franchise-record eighth straight regular-season victory. Newton threw touchdown passes to Brandon LaFell and Ted Ginn Jr. and “Superman” leaped over the pile for another score as the Panthers (9-3) outgained the Buccaneers 426-206. The Carolina victory sets up a huge showdown next Sunday night with New Orleans with first place in the NFC South on the line.

Newton ran for 68 yards and overcame two interceptions. The third-year quarterback has thrown for 13 touchdown passes and run for five scores during the Panthers’ current win streak. Carolina’s defense came in allowing the fewest points in the league and flexed its muscles again, forcing two turnovers and sacking rookie Mike Glennon four times to snap a three-game winning streak for Tampa Bay (3-9). Glennon had thrown a touchdown pass in an NFL record eight straight games to start his career. Bengals 17, Chargers 10 Andy Dalton threw a go-ahead, 21-yard touchdown pass to wide-open A.J. Green late in the third quarter and the AFC North-leading Bengals (8-4), coming off their bye, kept a two-game lead over Baltimore. San Diego (5-7) lost the momentum it gained with a thrilling comeback win at Kansas City a week earlier and saw its playoff hopes dwindle after its fourth loss in five games. With the score tied at 7, the Bengals got the ball after Dre Kirkpatrick ripped it away from tight end Antonio Gates after a reception at the Cincinnati 25, the Chargers’ third turnover. Ten plays later, Green split the defense for an easy touchdown, with safety Eric Weddle and cornerback Marcus Gilchrist only able to watch. Eagles 24, Cardinals 21 Nick Foles threw three touchdown passes and the Eagles held on. Zach Ertz had two TD catches, LeSean McCoy ran for 79 yards and the Eagles (7-5) won their fourth straight to remain tied with Dallas for first place in the NFC East. Carson Palmer threw for 302 yards and three TD passes, but also had two interceptions and lost a fumble as the Cardinals (7-5) had their four-game winning streak snapped. Foles picked up where he left off in November, when he was the NFC’s Player of the Month and tied an NFL record with seven TDs in a game. Foles finished 21 of 34 for 237 yards against a defense ranked eighth. Foles set a team record for most passes without an interception (233), breaking Michael Vick’s mark of 224 set in 2010. He also moved within one TD pass of


Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery catches a 46-yard touchdown pass over Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook (20) during Sunday’s NFL game.

tying Peyton Manning’s mark of 20 and zero interceptions to start a season. Patriots 34, Texans 31 Tom Brady threw for 371 yards and two scores, and Stephen Gostkowski made two long field goals in the fourth quarter. The Texans’ franchise-record skid reached 10 games. Gary Kubiak coached from the sideline for the first time since suffering a mini-stroke Nov. 3. He missed one game before working the last two games from the booth. New England overcame a 24-point first-half deficit last week to beat the Broncos 34-31 in overtime. The Patriots (9-3) trailed by 10 at halftime in this one and the lead changed five times in a wild second half. New England tied it with a 53-yard field goal and took a 34-31 lead with another one from 53 with about three

COLTS: Luck is 17 of 32 passing for 200 yards

Local Sports Briefs • Boys Basketball Warriors score win MIDDLEBURY — Chandler Aspy scored 25 points, had seven rebounds and dished out three assists as Westview defeated Northridge 50-44. The Warriors also got 11 points from Jordyn Bontrager and nine points and eight rebounds from Judah Zickafoose.

Marines take home opener HAMILTON — Hamilton won its first game of the season in its home opener by a 67-52 score over Clinton Christian Saturday night. The Marines (1-1) outrebounded the Couriers 41-19 and led 30-20 at the half. Aaron Kelley had 22 points and five rebounds to lead Hamilton. The Marines had eight players score. Casey Rote had his second double-double of the season with 15 points and 16 rebounds for HHS. Addison Stephens also had 15 points, and Colton Rose grabbed 11 rebounds. Daine Johnson had three steals and three assists.

Hornets win on buzzer beater SYRACUSE — Angola won its season opener over Wawasee 46-44 Saturday night on Kent Kohart’s basket at the buzzer. The Warriors (0-2) rallied from seven points down in the fourth quarter in their home opener to tie. Gage Reinhard hit a basket with 29 seconds remaining to tie it at 44. Angola led 16-10 after one quarter. The Warriors played better in the second quarter to take a 24-21 halftime lead. The Hornets

led 33-31 after three quarters. Angola built a seven-point advantage at 38-31 after a Craig Nofziger basket with just under 5 minutes left. Wawasee pecked away at that deficit before AHS built the lead back up to six at 44-38 after Aaron Lloyd made one of two free throws with about 1:10 left. Lloyd had 17 points, including four three-pointers, to lead the Hornets. Justin Davis added 10 points and nine rebounds. Nofziger had seven points and six assists, and Simon Gardner had three steals. Alex Clark had 15 points and four rebounds for Wawasee.

Wrestling Levitz leads Prairie Heights at invite WEST LAFAYETTE — Sophomore Doug Levitz won the 145-pound championship to lead Prairie Heights at Lafayette Harrison’s War on the Wabash tournament Friday and Saturday. Levitz won all 10 of his matches by first period pins in a time span of 8 minutes, 49 seconds. The Panthers were 4-6 in their seasonopening competition over the weekend. They beat Rossville 50-30, Hammond Gavit 69-6, Griffith 48-25 and Fairfield 54-23. Heights lost to the state’s 18th-ranked team Lake Central 40-34 and also lost to host Harrison 62-6, LaPorte 39-33, South Bend Riley 50-27, Goshen 48-31 and Columbus North 43-33. Junior Lane Waite went 8-2 at 138 for PH. Junior Kyle Mockensturm was 7-3 at 120, and sophomore Alex Steele was 6-4 at 113. Going 5-5 on the

minutes left. Ben Tate ran for 102 yards and three touchdowns for the Texans (2-10), who haven’t won since Sept. 15. It was the first 100-yard rushing game since 2011 for Tate, who has been slowed since Oct. 20 with four broken ribs. The victory ended a three-game road skid for the Patriots, who have won 16 of their last 17 December games. 49ers 23, Rams 13 Anquan Boldin caught nine passes from Colin Kaepernick, and Michael Crabtree made his long-awaited season debut six months after Achilles tendon surgery. Kaepernick threw for 275 yards and Frank Gore ran for a 3-yard touchdown as the reigning NFC champion Niners (8-4) boosted their position in the playoff picture. Crabtree had a 60-yard catch, while Vernon Davis

hurdled into the end zone on a 17-yard reception. With Hall of Famer Jerry Rice in the house, Boldin made six of his receptions in the first half on the way to his secondmost productive game of the year behind his 13-catch performance in the opener against Green Bay. Phil Dawson kicked three field goals, and San Francisco’s swarming defense rattled Kellen Clemens and the Rams (5-7) all day. Dolphins 23, Jets 3 Ryan Tannehill threw for 331 yards and two touchdowns, leading Miami past the listless Jets to keep the Dolphins in the playoff mix. The Dolphins (6-6) played with more of a sense of urgency while sending the Jets (5-7) to their third straight loss. New York also has a quarterback controversy on its hands as Geno Smith was benched in favor of Matt Simms after a dismal first half. Brian Hartline and Mike Wallace had touchdown receptions for Miami, while Tannehill finished 28 for 43 with an interception. Smith was 4 for 10 for 29 yards with an interception and an 8.3 quarterback rating before being replaced by Simms, who went 9 for 18 for 79 yards and an interception as New York’s postseason hopes were severely damaged. Jaguars 32, Browns 28 Cecil Shorts caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from Chad Henne with 40 seconds left, rallying the Jaguars. On third-and-9, Henne lofted a perfect pass to the left corner for Shorts, who had beaten cornerback Joe Haden to get open. Shorts got both feet down in the end zone before tumbling out of bounds. It was a dream moment for Shorts, who grew up in Cleveland. Henne drove the Jaguars (3-9) 80 yards in nine plays for the winning TD. The Browns (4-8) had taken a 28-25 lead on Brandon Weeden’s 95-yard TD pass to Josh Gordon with 3:55 remaining. Gordon returned from a head injury and finished with 10 catches for a team record 261 yards. Gordon is the first player in NFL history to have consecutive 200-yard games. He had 237 in a loss last week against Pittsburgh.


weekend for the Panthers were Riley Rasler (126), David Rodriguez (152), Brady Johnson (160), Gabe Reger (195), Kade Gerbers (182) and Dakota Johnson (285).

Reyes wins title at Wawasee SYRACUSE — Oscar Reyes won the 195-pound championship to lead West Noble at the Wawasee Super Duals Saturday. He went 4-0 on the day. The Chargers went 2-3 in their dual matches. They beat the host Warriors 56-18 and Fort Wayne South Side 51-21, but lost to Columbia City, Whitko (42-35) and Tippecanoe Valley (48-24). In addition, Cameron Francis (106-pounds); Chandler Hyndman (138 pounds); Keaton Taylor (160), Oscar Reyes (195) and heavyweight Jesse Newman had four wins each for the Chargers.

Area wrestling teams do well at EC ELKHART — Central Noble went 4-1 while Lakeland went 2-3 at the Elkhart Central Turkey Classic Saturday. The Cougars beat John Glenn (45-30), Concord (44-21), Mishawaka Marian (52-27) and the host Blue Blazers (49-24). CN lost to South Bend Clay 60-24. The Lakers defeated South Bend Washington (48-34) and Mishawaka Marian (42-41), but lost to South Bend St. Joseph’s (42-36), South Bend Clay (61-18) and Bremen (43-33). Lukas Long went 5-0 at 106 pounds to lead Lakeland. Cole Long (120), Nathan Hippenhammer (182) and Tristin Kohlheim (195) all had 4-1 days. Tristyn Martz was 3-1 at 160.

So coach Chuck Pagano shook up things after two blowout losses in the last three weeks. He surprised many by moving Brown into the starting lineup ahead of Richardson, the No. 3 overall pick in 2012 by Cleveland who Indy traded for in September. Pagano replaced Mike McGlynn at right guard with Jeff Linkenbach and also started cornerback Darius Butler ahead of Cassius Vaughn. Vaughn picked off two of Ryan Fitzpatrick’s passes, and Brown continued to beat up on the Titans despite rushing for only 8 yards in the first 52 minutes. He had 46 yards on the final drive and gave Indy its only touchdown. “I guess it was time to put something together and with the division hanging in the balance, the guys manned up,” Pagano said, explaining that Brown earned a rare start and the two backs would both continue rotate. “Just like the first game down there, we were able to run the ball, chew up the clock.” They needed Vinatieri even more than Brown. The soon-to-be 41-yearold resembled his much younger self, tying a career high with four field goals in the first half and matching his full-game career high when he hit a perfect 49-yarder for a 15-14 lead late in the third quarter. His fifth field goal also equaled Jason Elam’s NFL record with a 16th 100-point season, and he joined

and one interception. Fitzpatrick wasn’t much better. Though he scored on a 1-yard plunge in the first half and gave the Titans a 14-12 lead in the third quarter on an ugly 1-yard TD pass to Chris Johnson, Fitzpatrick was 21 of 37 for 201 yards with one TD. Johnson managed only 69 yards on 18 carries. “I didn’t play well. We had a shot at the end there,” Fitzpatrick said. “I didn’t get the job done, and it hurts. For me to come out and not play well hurts.” The miscues proved costly. Tennessee gave away three points just before halftime when Moise Fokou’s personal foul AP extended the half by one Indianapolis Colts’ play. Vinatieri cashed in Andrew Luck (12) looks with a 37-yarder. to throw during Sunday’s Then, after taking the NFL football game against 14-12 lead, Fitzpatrick had the Tennessee Titans. the Titans in scoring position again until NFL sacks leader Morten Andersen as the only Robert Mathis stripped him of the ball. Jerrell Freeman players to score 800 points scooped it up and ran it to with two teams. He’s the 10th player in league history the Titans 32. Four plays later, Vinatieri hit the to make four 40-yard field 49-yarder to give Indy the goals in a game. lead for good. To Vinatieri, it was just “It puts us in a spot now another work day. where we’ve got to win “You never know how four games in a row,” coach it’s going to go, and you Mike Munchak said. “We don’t know how you’re have no control of what that going to be needed and may or may not mean.” used,” he said. “Today was Fitzpatrick was picked one of those days that I was off two more times before needed and used a bunch.” Brown sealed it with his Without him, the Colts might be lamenting their first strong run up the middle. “Pros grind it out,” back-to-back losses since Brown said. “They take it December 2011. one week at a time and just Luck was just 17 of 32 keep rolling along.” for 200 yards with no TDs

NHL: Edmonton goes to shootout for win over Stars FROM PAGE B1

Oilers 3, Stars 2, SO Jordan Eberle and David Perron scored in the shootout, and Devan Dubnyk come on in relief of injured goalie Ilya Bryzgalov and helped Edmonton earn a win

over Dallas. Dubnyk stopped two of three shots in the tiebreaker. Dallas’ Kari Lehtonen failed to make a save in the shootout. Edmonton’s Ales Hemsky scored 5 seconds

before the second period ended, and Andrew Ference fired in a slap shot with 5:07 remaining in regulation to tie it again. Ryan Garbutt scored two goals, including a short-handed tally.



NFL Standings

NBA Standings

AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England 9 3 0 .750 322 261 Miami 6 6 0 .500 252 248 N.Y. Jets 5 7 0 .417 189 310 Buffalo 4 8 0 .333 267 307 South W L T Pct PF PA Indianapolis 8 4 0 .667 285 274 Tennessee 5 7 0 .417 264 267 Jacksonville 3 9 0 .250 174 352 Houston 2 10 0 .167 230 323 North W L T Pct PF PA Cincinnati 8 4 0 .667 292 216 Baltimore 6 6 0 .500 249 235 Pittsburgh 5 7 0 .417 263 278 Cleveland 4 8 0 .333 231 297 West W L T Pct PF PA Denver 10 2 0 .833 464 317 Kansas City 9 3 0 .750 298 214 San Diego 5 7 0 .417 279 277 Oakland 4 8 0 .333 237 300 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Dallas 7 5 0 .583 329 303 Philadelphia 7 5 0 .583 300 281 N.Y. Giants 4 7 0 .364 213 280 Washington 3 8 0 .273 252 338 South W L T Pct PF PA New Orleans 9 2 0 .818 305 196 Carolina 9 3 0 .750 285 157 Tampa Bay 3 9 0 .250 217 285 Atlanta 3 9 0 .250 261 340 North W L T Pct PF PA Detroit 7 5 0 .583 326 287 Chicago 6 6 0 .500 323 332 Green Bay 5 6 1 .458 294 305 Minnesota 3 8 1 .292 289 366 West W L T Pct PF PA Seattle 10 1 0 .909 306 179 San Francisco 8 4 0 .667 297 197 Arizona 7 5 0 .583 275 247 St. Louis 5 7 0 .417 279 278 Thursday’s Games Detroit 40, Green Bay 10 Dallas 31, Oakland 24 Baltimore 22, Pittsburgh 20 Sunday’s Games Minnesota 23, Chicago 20, OT New England 34, Houston 31 Indianapolis 22, Tennessee 14 Jacksonville 32, Cleveland 28 Carolina 27, Tampa Bay 6 Philadelphia 24, Arizona 21 Miami 23, N.Y. Jets 3 San Francisco 23, St. Louis 13 Atlanta 34, Buffalo 31, OT Cincinnati 17, San Diego 10 Denver 35, Kansas City 28 N.Y. Giants at Washington, late Monday’s Game New Orleans at Seattle, 8:40 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 Houston at Jacksonville, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 Atlanta at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Washington, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Miami at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Detroit at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Cleveland at New England, 1 p.m. Oakland at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Denver, 4:05 p.m. Seattle at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. N.Y. Giants at San Diego, 4:25 p.m. St. Louis at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. Carolina at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9 Dallas at Chicago, 8:40 p.m.

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 6 10 .375 — Boston 7 12 .368 ½ Philadelphia 6 12 .333 1 Brooklyn 5 12 .294 1½ New York 3 13 .188 3 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 14 3 .824 — Atlanta 9 9 .500 5½ Washington 8 9 .471 6 Charlotte 8 10 .444 6½ Orlando 6 10 .375 7½ Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 16 1 .941 — Chicago 7 8 .467 8 Detroit 7 10 .412 9 Cleveland 5 12 .294 11 Milwaukee 3 13 .188 12½ WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 14 3 .824 — Houston 13 5 .722 1½ Dallas 10 8 .556 4½ New Orleans 8 8 .500 5½ Memphis 8 8 .500 5½ Northwest Division W L Pct GB Portland 13 3 .813 — Oklahoma City 12 3 .800 ½ Denver 10 6 .625 3 Minnesota 9 10 .474 5½ Utah 3 15 .167 11 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 12 6 .667 — Golden State 10 8 .556 2 L.A. Lakers 9 8 .529 2½ Phoenix 9 8 .529 2½ Sacramento 4 11 .267 6½ Saturday’s Games Washington 108, Atlanta 101 Cleveland 97, Chicago 93 Brooklyn 97, Memphis 88 Minnesota 112, Dallas 106 Houston 112, San Antonio 106 Utah 112, Phoenix 104 Milwaukee 92, Boston 85 Sunday’s Games Denver 112, Toronto 98 Indiana 105, L.A. Clippers 100 Detroit 115, Philadelphia 100 Golden State 115, Sacramento 113 Miami 99, Charlotte 98 Oklahoma City 113, Minnesota 103 New Orleans 103, New York 99 Portland at L.A. Lakers, late Monday’s Games Orlando at Washington, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Chicago, 8 p.m. Atlanta at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Houston at Utah, 9 p.m. Indiana at Portland, 10 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Orlando at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Denver at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Memphis, 8 p.m. Charlotte at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Toronto at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Boston 27 18 7 2 38 75 55 Detroit 28 14 7 7 35 78 73 Tampa Bay 26 16 9 1 33 76 66 Montreal 27 15 9 3 33 73 57 Toronto 27 14 10 3 31 75 73 Ottawa 27 10 13 4 24 78 90 Florida 27 7 15 5 19 59 91 Buffalo 28 6 20 2 14 48 85 Metropolitan Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 28 18 9 1 37 86 64 Washington 27 14 11 2 30 82 78 N.Y. Rangers27 14 13 0 28 60 66 New Jersey 27 11 11 5 27 59 64 Philadelphia 26 12 12 2 26 57 63 Carolina 27 10 12 5 25 57 78 Columbus 27 10 14 3 23 67 80 N.Y. Islanders27 8 15 4 20 72 93 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Chicago 28 20 4 4 44 102 76 St. Louis 25 18 4 3 39 89 57 Colorado 25 19 6 0 38 76 52 Minnesota 28 15 8 5 35 68 67 Nashville 27 13 11 3 29 62 75 Dallas 25 12 9 4 28 70 73 Winnipeg 28 12 12 4 28 73 80 Pacific Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA San Jose 26 18 3 5 41 92 60 Anaheim 29 18 7 4 40 91 77 Los Angeles 27 16 7 4 36 70 58 Phoenix 26 15 7 4 34 85 84 Vancouver 29 14 10 5 33 77 77 Calgary 26 9 13 4 22 70 93 Edmonton 28 9 17 2 20 73 95 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Saturday’s Games Philadelphia 3, Nashville 2, SO Colorado 3, Minnesota 2, SO San Jose 4, Anaheim 3, SO N.Y. Rangers 5, Vancouver 2 Boston 3, Columbus 1 Montreal 4, Toronto 2 Pittsburgh 5, Florida 1 New Jersey 1, Buffalo 0, OT Washington 3, N.Y. Islanders 2, OT Chicago 5, Phoenix 2 Calgary 2, Los Angeles 1 Sunday’s Games Edmonton 3, Dallas 2, SO Vancouver 3, Carolina 2 Detroit 4, Ottawa 2 Monday’s Games Winnipeg at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Minnesota, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Tuesday’s Games San Jose at Toronto, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Carolina at Washington, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Columbus, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Chicago, 8 p.m. Vancouver at Nashville, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

ECHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L OL SL Pts GF GA Wheeling 11 5 0 3 25 54 44 Reading 10 6 0 0 20 43 37 Elmira 5 10 0 2 12 38 54 North Division Cincinnati 12 7 0 0 24 62 52 Evansville 10 4 0 3 23 49 52 Fort Wayne 7 7 1 2 17 50 60 Kalamazoo 7 6 0 2 16 44 42 Toledo 5 9 2 0 12 42 58 South Division S. Carolina 14 2 1 2 31 64 42 Florida 13 5 1 1 28 75 49 Orlando 12 6 0 1 25 53 47 Greenville 7 10 1 1 16 36 45 Gwinnett 6 13 0 1 13 42 58 WESTERN CONFERENCE Mountain Division W L OL SL Pts GF GA Colorado 11 4 3 0 25 57 47 Alaska 11 5 0 0 22 58 28 Idaho 9 5 2 2 22 56 54 Utah 6 8 1 1 14 35 40 Pacific Division Ontario 14 2 1 3 32 62 45 Stockton 11 6 0 2 24 60 51 S. Francisco 6 12 1 1 14 33 66 Las Vegas 6 11 1 0 13 43 60 Bakersfield 5 12 0 1 11 37 62 NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Sunday’s Games Evansville 3, Gwinnett 1 Cincinnati 3, Wheeling 2, SO Ontario 3, Colorado 2 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled Wednesday’s Games Colorado at Orlando, 7 p.m. Alaska at Utah, 9:05 p.m. Stockton at Idaho, 9:10 p.m.

NBA Summaries INDIANA (105) George 10-23 3-3 27, West 11-22 2-2 24, Hibbert 8-16 3-4 19, G.Hill 2-5 6-6 11, Stephenson 3-6 1-3 7, Johnson 1-1 0-0 3, Mahinmi 1-3 3-6 5, Watson 1-6 0-0 3, Scola 1-5 1-2 3, S.Hill 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 39-89 19-26 105. L.A. CLIPPERS (100) Dudley 3-7 3-3 10, Griffin 6-13 4-5 16, Jordan 5-8 1-2 11, Paul 6-15 5-5 17, Green 1-5 0-0 2, Crawford 6-19 7-7 20, Bullock 4-4 1-1 10, Hollins 1-1 1-2 3, Jamison 1-4 0-2 3, Collison 3-6 2-4 8. Totals 36-82 24-31 100. Indiana 29 24 31 21—105 L.A. Clippers 22 25 27 26—100 3-Point Goals — Indiana 8-26 (George 4-10, Johnson 1-1, S.Hill 1-2, G.Hill 1-4, Watson 1-5, Hibbert 0-1, West 0-1, Stephenson 0-2), L.A. Clippers 4-15 (Dudley 1-1, Bullock 1-1, Jamison 1-2, Crawford 1-6, Paul 0-1, Collison 0-1, Green 0-3). Fouled Out — None. Rebounds — Indiana 61 (West 12), L.A. Clippers 49 (Griffin, Jordan 12). Assists — Indiana 25 (G.Hill, Stephenson 6), L.A. Clippers 19 (Paul 10). Total Fouls — Indiana 25, L.A. Clippers 23. A — 19,060 (19,060). MINNESOTA (103) Brewer 5-14 0-0 10, Love 4-14 5-7 16, Pekovic 8-17 6-9 22, Rubio 4-6 0-0 8, Martin 6-16 8-8 24, Barea 4-9 0-0 9, Mbah a Moute 1-3 0-0 2, Cunningham 3-4 0-0 6, Dieng 1-2 0-0 2, Price 0-1 0-0 0, Muhammad 1-3 1-2 4, Shved 0-0 0-0 0, Hummel 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 37-89 20-26 103. OKLAHOMA CITY (113) Durant 14-21 1-2 32, Ibaka 7-17 1-1 15, Perkins 3-4 0-1 6, Westbrook 7-15 1-2 19, Sefolosha 1-2 0-0 2, Adams 1-1 0-0 2, Lamb 4-8 0-0 9, Collison 2-4 2-2 6, Jackson 8-11 1-1 18, Fisher 2-4 0-0 4, Jones 0-0 0-0 0, Roberson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 49-87 6-9 113. Minnesota 32 26 25 20—103 Oklahoma City 26 29 23 35—113 3-Point Goals — Minnesota 9-29 (Martin 4-8, Love 3-6, Muhammad 1-2, Barea 1-4, Price 0-1, Rubio 0-2, Brewer 0-6), Oklahoma City 9-19 (Westbrook 4-7, Durant 3-4, Lamb 1-3, Jackson 1-3, Ibaka 0-1, Collison 0-1). Fouled Out — None. Rebounds — Minnesota 52 (Love 12), Oklahoma City 47 (Durant 10). Assists — Minnesota 22 (Rubio 7), Oklahoma City 26 (Durant 12). Total Fouls — Minnesota 14, Oklahoma City 22. Technicals — Pekovic, Perkins. A — 18,203 (18,203). GOLDEN STATE (115) Barnes 3-8 5-6 11, Lee 4-11 3-4 11, Bogut 3-3 0-2 6, Curry 14-24 3-3 36, K.Thompson 10-19 0-0 28, O’Neal 3-4 2-3 8, Speights 1-4 2-2 4, Green 3-4 1-2 9, Nedovic 1-5 0-0 2. Totals 42-82 16-22 115. SACRAMENTO (113) Williams 1-3 2-2 4, J.Thompson 4-8 2-2 10, Cousins 10-13 4-5 24, Vasquez 2-8 2-2 6, McLemore 1-5 2-2 4, Thomas 5-16 8-10 19, Salmons 1-2 0-0 3, Thornton 6-11 4-5 21, Hayes 2-2 0-0 4, Patterson 8-8 0-0 18. Totals 40-76 24-28 113. Golden State 24 32 34 25—115 Sacramento 26 27 27 33—113 3-Point Goals — Golden State 15-25 (K.Thompson 8-11, Curry 5-8, Green 2-2, Barnes 0-2, Nedovic 0-2), Sacramento 9-19 (Thornton 5-8, Patterson 2-2, Salmons 1-2, Thomas 1-4, Williams 0-1, McLemore 0-2). Fouled Out — None. Rebounds — Golden State 39 (Bogut 12), Sacramento 47 (Williams, J.Thompson, Patterson 7). Assists — Golden State 22 (Curry 10), Sacramento 22 (Thomas 8). Total Fouls — Golden State 25, Sacramento 25. Technicals — Cousins. A — 15,588 (17,317). PHILADELPHIA (100) Turner 7-12 4-4 20, Young 9-17 4-5 24, Hawes 5-15 0-0 11, Carter-Williams 5-15 5-5 15, Thompson 3-6 0-0 6, Anderson 4-8 1-1 11, Davies 1-2 2-2 4, Allen 1-2 0-0 2, Wroten 2-6 1-2 5, Williams 0-1 0-0 0, Orton 1-3 0-0 2, Brown 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 38-88 17-19 100. DETROIT (115) Smith 8-14 1-2 20, Monroe 1-6 5-6 7, Drummond 12-15 7-18 31, Jennings 7-16 3-3 20, Caldwell-Pope 4-8 0-0 10, Stuckey 7-16 2-2 17, Singler 1-7 2-4 5, Siva 0-1 0-0 0, Harrellson 0-1 0-0 0, Jerebko 1-3 3-4 5, Datome 0-2 0-0 0, Mitchell 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 41-89 23-39 115. Philadelphia 25 21 36 18—100 Detroit 40 30 24 21—115 3-Point Goals — Philadelphia 7-23 (Turner 2-3, Anderson 2-4, Young 2-6, Hawes 1-4, Williams 0-1, Wroten 0-1, Carter-Williams 0-2, Thompson 0-2), Detroit 10-28 (Smith 3-5, Jennings 3-8, Caldwell-Pope 2-5, Singler 1-2, Stuckey 1-2, Harrellson 0-1, Siva 0-1, Datome 0-2, Jerebko 0-2). Fouled Out — Young. Rebounds — Philadelphia 47 (Hawes 9), Detroit 69 (Drummond 19). Assists — Philadelphia 22 (Carter-Williams 6), Detroit 26 (Jennings 12). Total Fouls — Philadelphia 27, Detroit 20. Technicals — Philadelphia defensive three second, Monroe 2. Ejected— Monroe. A — 14,107 (22,076).

DENVER (112) Chandler 2-6 0-0 5, Faried 5-10 2-2 12, Hickson 1-2 1-2 3, Lawson 6-13 3-4 16, Foye 1-7 2-2 4, Mozgov 6-12 4-6 16, Arthur 7-7 0-0 14, Robinson 9-14 0-1 23, A.Miller 4-7 0-0 9, Hamilton 3-8 2-2 10, Fournier 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 44-87 14-19 112. TORONTO (98) Gay 10-23 3-4 23, Hansbrough 2-4 3-4 7, Valanciunas 8-16 2-4 18, Lowry 5-15 4-4 17, DeRozan 5-14 6-8 17, Johnson 0-1 0-0 0, Ross 3-8 2-2 10, Stone 0-2 0-0 0, Novak 2-4 0-0 6. Totals 35-87 20-26 98. Denver 25 22 29 36—112 Toronto 31 14 27 26—98 3-Point Goals — Denver 10-23 (Robinson 5-8, Hamilton 2-4, A.Miller 1-1, Chandler 1-3, Lawson 1-3, Foye 0-4), Toronto 8-22 (Lowry 3-9, Novak 2-3, Ross 2-4, DeRozan 1-3, Stone 0-1, Gay 0-2). Fouled Out — None. Rebounds — Denver 55 (Mozgov 15), Toronto 51 (Valanciunas 11). Assists — Denver 29 (A.Miller 7), Toronto 18 (Lowry 7). Total Fouls — Denver 22, Toronto 20. A — 16,290 (19,800). CHARLOTTE (98) Kidd-Gilchrist 1-2 4-4 6, McRoberts 4-8 1-2 10, Jefferson 7-14 2-3 16, Walker 10-22 5-6 27, Henderson 6-12 5-5 17, Taylor 3-5 0-0 7, Zeller 1-6 0-0 2, Biyombo 1-1 0-0 2, Sessions 2-6 6-6 10, Gordon 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 35-76 24-28 98. MIAMI (99) James 8-13 9-10 26, Battier 3-5 0-0 8, Bosh 8-13 3-4 22, Chalmers 5-9 1-3 12, Wade 6-10 5-6 17, Allen 1-4 0-0 2, Lewis 0-1 0-0 0, Andersen 1-2 1-2 3, Cole 2-4 0-0 5, Beasley 2-8 0-0 4. Totals 36-69 19-25 99. Charlotte 21 27 25 25—98 Miami 24 23 14 38—99 3-Point Goals — Charlotte 4-15 (Walker 2-8, Taylor 1-2, McRoberts 1-3, Sessions 0-1, Henderson 0-1), Miami 8-18 (Bosh 3-4, Battier 2-4, Cole 1-1, James 1-3, Chalmers 1-4, Wade 0-1, Allen 0-1). Fouled Out — None. Rebounds — Charlotte 50 (Jefferson 13), Miami 34 (Bosh 9). Assists — Charlotte 16 (Walker 6), Miami 19 (Chalmers 6). Total Fouls — Charlotte 20, Miami 19. A — 19,617 (19,600).

NBADL Standings Central Division W L Pct GB Rio Grande Valley 3 0 1.000 — Texas 3 0 1.000 — Iowa 3 1 .750 ½ Sioux Falls 3 1 .750 ½ Austin 1 2 .333 2 Tulsa 0 4 .000 3½ West Division W L Pct GB Idaho 3 0 1.000 — Santa Cruz 4 1 .800 — Los Angeles 1 2 .333 2 Bakersfield 1 4 .200 3 Reno 0 4 .000 3½ East Division W L Pct GB Canton 4 0 1.000 — Maine 3 0 1.000 ½ Fort Wayne 1 3 .250 3 Delaware 0 2 .000 3 Erie 0 3 .000 3½ Springfield 0 3 .000 3½ Saturday’s Games Idaho 108, Reno 80 Canton 107, Springfield 96 Sioux Falls 108, Iowa 98 Texas 111, Tulsa 106 Santa Cruz 122, Los Angeles 112 Sunday’s Games Austin 114, Delaware 102 Fort Wayne 97, Erie 90 Los Angeles 131, Bakersfield 96 Monday’s Games Texas at Rio Grande Valley, 8 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Delaware at Rio Grande Valley, 8 p.m.

Men’s College Basketball Scores EAST Albany (NY) 66, NJIT 55 Carnegie-Mellon 68, Hampden-Sydney 62 Colgate 93, Binghamton 64 Dartmouth 81, Maine 56 Dominican (NY) 82, Philadelphia 67 Elizabethtown 74, Susquehanna 70 Fairleigh Dickinson 58, Seton Hall 54 LIU Brooklyn 74, Norfolk St. 72 Lehigh 76, Sacred Heart 64 Mass.-Lowell 73, Mount Ida 45 St. Francis (NY) 70, Stony Brook 68 SOUTH Apprentice 62, St. Joseph’s (NY) 56 Charlotte 77, UNC Asheville 56 Christopher Newport 68, E. Mennonite 59 Elon 68, Columbia 65, OT Iona 90, Florida Gulf Coast 72 Louisiana Tech 72, Jackson St. 61 Mississippi St. 65, Loyola of Chicago 64, OT Piedmont 87, Berry 85 Randolph-Macon 99, Frostburg St. 75 Samford 76, Kentucky St. 73 Stephen F. Austin 71, High Point 68 UAB 63, North Carolina 59 UNC Wilmington 70, East Carolina 68 VCU 81, Belmont 68 MIDWEST Coe 78, Northland 75 DePaul 93, Oregon St. 81 Kansas St. 87, Cent. Arkansas 54 Kent St. 68, Kennesaw St. 51 Notre Dame 101, Cornell 67 Wichita St. 70, Saint Louis 65 SOUTHWEST Baylor 104, Hardin-Simmons 59 SE Missouri 82, Texas St. 74 FAR WEST CS Northridge 97, La Sierra 79 Drake 65, CS Bakersfield 57 Fresno St. 71, N. Arizona 67, OT Gonzaga 86, Coppin St. 51 Miami 60, Arizona St. 57 N. Colorado 87, Prairie View 70 Pacific 93, North Dakota 76 Portland 86, S. Utah 57 Stanford 92, S. Dakota St. 60

Men’s College Basketball Summaries No. 12 WICHITA ST. 70, SAINT LOUIS 65 WICHITA ST. (8-0) Lufile 5-7 2-2 12, Early 4-12 2-2 12, VanVleet 3-8 3-4 10, Baker 7-10 6-7 22, Cotton 4-11 2-2 10, Wessel 0-0 0-0 0, Carter 1-1 2-2 4, Wiggins 0-1 0-0 0, Coleby 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 24-52 17-19 70. SAINT LOUIS (6-2) Jett 4-9 3-4 12, McCall Jr. 3-7 4-6 12, Evans 5-11 8-9 18, Agbeko 0-1 0-0 0, Loe 5-8 0-0 11, Glaze 0-2 0-0 0, McBroom 3-7 0-0 7, Lancona 0-1 0-0 0, Barnett 0-5 3-4 3, Manning 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 21-53 18-23 65. Halftime — Saint Louis 29-28. 3-Point Goals — Wichita St. 5-12 (Baker 2-3, Early 2-5, VanVleet 1-3, Cotton 0-1), Saint Louis 5-19 (McCall Jr. 2-4, Jett 1-2, Loe 1-3, McBroom 1-5, Evans 0-1, Barnett 0-4). Fouled Out — Loe, Manning. Rebounds — Wichita St. 38 (Cotton 10), Saint Louis 27 (Evans, Loe 5). Assists — Wichita St. 12 (VanVleet 6), Saint Louis 13 (Evans, Jett 4). Total Fouls — Wichita St. 19, Saint Louis 15. A — NA. GEORGE WASHINGTON 60, No. 20 CREIGHTON 53 GEORGE WASHINGTON (6-1) Creek 2-6 2-3 6, Savage 3-6 2-2 10, Larsen 7-13 0-0 14, McDonald 4-11 3-4 12, Armwood 6-16 0-0 12, Cartagena 0-0 0-0 0, Griffin 0-0 0-0 0, Garino 1-3 0-1 2, Mikic 1-5 0-0 3, Maragkos 0-0 1-2 1, Kopriva 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 24-61 8-12 60. CREIGHTON (5-2) Chatman 3-12 0-0 7, McDermott 2-12 3-4 7, Gibbs 4-12 3-4 12, Manigat 2-3 0-0 4, Artino 1-2 0-0 2, Brooks 1-3 0-0 3, Zierden 0-1 0-0 0, Dingman 0-0 0-0 0, Wragge 5-10 2-2 16, Hanson 0-0 0-0 0, Groselle 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 19-56 8-10 53. Halftime — George Washington 32-24. 3-Point Goals — George Washington 4-9 (Savage 2-3, Mikic 1-2, McDonald 1-2, Creek 0-1, Garino 0-1), Creighton 7-25 (Wragge 4-8, Brooks 1-2, Gibbs 1-4, Chatman 1-5, Manigat 0-1, McDermott 0-5). Fouled Out — None. Rebounds — George Washington 37 (Larsen 6), Creighton 37 (Wragge 9). Assists — George Washington 15 (McDonald 5), Creighton 9 (Chatman 4). Total Fouls — George Washington

11, Creighton 17. A — NA. NOTRE DAME 101, CORNELL 67 CORNELL (0-9) Tarwater 4-6 0-0 10, Giddens 1-3 0-0 2, Cressler 6-15 3-4 17, Hatter 6-12 2-4 15, Cherry 2-6 2-2 7, Onuorah 0-2 0-0 0, Smith 0-1 0-0 0, LaMore 2-2 0-1 4, Fleming 0-0 0-0 0, Scelfo 1-5 0-0 3, Matthews 2-4 0-2 4, Mischler 1-1 0-0 3, Fallas 0-0 0-0 0, Blair 0-1 0-0 0, Tomic 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 26-59 7-13 67. NOTRE DAME (5-1) Sherman 4-9 4-4 12, Atkins 7-16 2-2 19, Grant 8-10 2-2 20, Jackson 3-6 2-2 11, Connaughton 7-13 1-1 18, Beachem 1-2 0-0 2, Burgett 1-1 0-0 2, Knight 2-4 0-0 4, Auguste 4-8 2-5 10, Vasturia 1-1 0-0 3. Totals 38-70 13-16 101. Halftime — Notre Dame 41-32. 3-Point Goals — Cornell 8-21 (Tarwater 2-3, Cressler 2-5, Mischler 1-1, Hatter 1-3, Cherry 1-3, Scelfo 1-4, Matthews 0-2), Notre Dame 12-25 (Jackson 3-4, Atkins 3-8, Connaughton 3-8, Grant 2-3, Vasturia 1-1, Beachem 0-1). Fouled Out — None. Rebounds — Cornell 27 (Cressler 9), Notre Dame 43 (Connaughton 10). Assists — Cornell 15 (Hatter 6), Notre Dame 28 (Atkins 6). Total Fouls — Cornell 15, Notre Dame 12. A — 8,636. LSU 70, BUTLER 68, OT BUTLER (5-2) Barlow 3-8 0-0 9, Fromm 2-7 4-4 10, Marshall 5-18 7-12 17, Dunham 8-21 0-0 20, Woods 4-6 4-4 12, Aldridge 0-2 0-0 0, Berry 0-2 0-0 0, Chrabascz 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 22-65 15-20 68. LSU (5-2) Hickey 1-5 0-0 3, O’Bryant III 8-14 1-2 17, Stringer 1-4 0-0 2, Martin 5-12 2-2 12, Mickey 5-10 2-3 12, Coleman 4-6 2-5 12, Morgan 5-11 0-0 12, Quarterman 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 29-64 7-12 70. Halftime — Butler 27-26. End Of Regulation — Tied 61. 3-Point Goals — Butler 9-23 (Dunham 4-8, Barlow 3-5, Fromm 2-7, Marshall 0-1, Berry 0-2), LSU 5-14 (Morgan 2-3, Coleman 2-4, Hickey 1-2, Martin 0-1, Quarterman 0-2, Stringer 0-2). Fouled Out — None. Rebounds — Butler 48 (Woods 11), LSU 36 (O’Bryant III 8). Assists — Butler 10 (Barlow 4), LSU 12 (Stringer 5). Total Fouls — Butler 14, LSU 17. A — 2,016. MIAMI 60, ARIZONA ST. 57 MIAMI (5-3) Kirk 3-9 1-1 7, Kelly 4-7 3-4 11, Reed 5-10 4-6 19, Brown 3-7 3-5 9, Adams 3-7 2-4 9, Akpejiori 0-0 0-0 0, Lecomte 1-3 0-0 2, Swoope 1-1 1-1 3, Jekiri 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 20-47 14-21 60. ARIZONA ST. (7-2) Gilling 1-4 0-0 3, Bachynski 8-11 4-7 20, Carson 2-14 2-2 8, Koulechov 3-4 0-0 7, Marshall 4-12 3-4 14, Murray 0-0 0-0 0, Edwards 0-0 0-0 0, Tummala 2-6 0-0 5. Totals 20-51 9-13 57. Halftime — Arizona St. 30-24. 3-Point Goals — Miami 6-13 (Reed 5-8, Adams 1-2, Brown 0-1, Kelly 0-2), Arizona St. 8-21 (Marshall 3-7, Carson 2-4, Koulechov 1-2, Tummala 1-4, Gilling 1-4). Fouled Out — None. Rebounds — Miami 30 (Adams 9), Arizona St. 32 (Bachynski 15). Assists — Miami 12 (Adams, Brown 4), Arizona St. 16 (Gilling 9). Total Fouls — Miami 16, Arizona St. 16. A — NA. DEPAUL 93, OREGON ST. 81 OREGON ST. (3-2) Robbins 2-3 1-2 5, Collier 10-12 12-15 32, Brandt 2-6 1-2 6, Barton 1-2 0-0 2, Nelson 8-13 1-2 19, Cooke 2-5 3-4 7, N’diaye 2-2 0-0 4, Duvivier 0-2 0-2 0, Morris-Walker 0-0 0-0 0, Gomis 2-2 0-0 4, Schaftenaar 0-2 0-0 0, Reid 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 30-50 18-27 81. DEPAUL (4-3) Melvin 9-14 2-4 23, Marcius 6-6 3-4 15, Hamilton IV 5-9 3-4 14, Garrett Jr. 4-10 6-6 15, Young 7-12 7-9 21, Crockett 1-3 0-0 3, McDonald 1-2 0-0 2, Ryckbosch 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 33-57 21-27 93. Halftime — DePaul 43-39. 3-Point Goals — Oregon St. 3-11 (Nelson 2-4, Brandt 1-1, Barton 0-1, Robbins 0-1, Schaftenaar 0-1, Cooke 0-1, Duvivier 0-2), DePaul 6-11 (Melvin 3-4, Hamilton IV 1-1, Garrett Jr. 1-2, Crockett 1-2, Young 0-2). Fouled Out — Marcius. Rebounds — Oregon St. 22 (Collier 9), DePaul 29 (Melvin 7). Assists — Oregon St. 11 (Duvivier 3), DePaul 17 (Garrett Jr. 10). Total Fouls — Oregon St. 21, DePaul 22. Technical — Crockett. A — 6,765.

College Football Top 25 The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 30, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking: Record Pts Pv 1. Florida St. (58) 12-0 1,498 2 2. Ohio St. 12-0 1,418 3 3. Auburn (2) 11-1 1,387 4 4. Alabama 11-1 1,294 1 5. Missouri 11-1 1,281 5 6. Oklahoma St. 10-1 1,197 7 7. Stanford 10-2 1,067 8 8. South Carolina 10-2 1,066 10 9. Baylor 10-1 1,020 9 10. Michigan St. 11-1 1,002 11 11. Arizona St. 10-2 843 13 12. Oregon 10-2 815 12 13. Clemson 10-2 813 6 14. LSU 9-3 690 15 15. UCF 10-1 621 17 16. N. Illinois 12-0 596 18 17. UCLA 9-3 510 22 18. Oklahoma 9-2 503 20 19. Louisville 10-1 482 21 20. Duke 10-2 348 24 21. Wisconsin 9-3 299 14 22. Texas A&M 8-4 186 19 23. Texas 8-3 156 NR 24. Fresno St. 10-1 124 16 25. Georgia 8-4 111 NR Others receiving votes: Cincinnati 45, Southern Cal 28, Miami 26, Notre Dame 26, Iowa 23, Vanderbilt 16, Washington 6, Minnesota 2, N. Dakota St. 1.

Men’s College Basketball Top 25 The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 24, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking: Record Pts Prv 1. Michigan St. (56) 6-0 1,616 1 2. Kansas (8) 4-0 1,559 2 3. Kentucky 4-1 1,445 4 4. Arizona 5-0 1,425 5 5. Oklahoma St. (1) 4-0 1,347 7 6. Duke 5-1 1,285 6 7. Ohio St. 4-0 1,206 8 8. Syracuse 4-0 1,161 9 9. Louisville 5-1 1,103 3 10. Wisconsin 6-0 960 12 11. Gonzaga 4-0 830 13 12. Wichita St. 5-0 809 14 13. UConn 6-0 798 18 14. Oregon 4-0 731 17 15. Florida 4-1 729 16 16. North Carolina 4-1 712 24 17. Iowa St. 4-0 521 21 18. Baylor 4-0 437 20 19. UCLA 5-0 416 22 20. Creighton 4-0 373 23 21. Memphis 2-1 354 11 22. Michigan 4-2 238 14 23. Iowa 5-0 197 — 24. UMass 6-0 188 — 25. Marquette 3-1 126 25 Others receiving votes: New Mexico 82, VCU 71, Florida St. 63, Virginia 61, Indiana 47, Boise St. 35, Charlotte 35, Belmont 31, Arizona St. 23, Harvard 22, Colorado 19, Villanova 16, Xavier 11, Pittsburgh 10, Missouri 8, Cincinnati 7, Tennessee 7, Minnesota 6, Illinois 2, George Washington 1, Georgetown 1, Texas A&M 1.

Women’s College Basketball Scores EAST American U. 77, Dartmouth 54 Bowling Green 71, Monmouth (NJ) 48 Bryant 67, New Hampshire 61 Buffalo 66, Pittsburgh 62 Holy Cross 74, Manhattan 58

Loyola (Md.) 66, St. Peter’s 65 Marist 68, St. Bonaventure 51 Old Dominion 62, Boston U. 56 Saint Joseph’s 84, Quinnipiac 69 St. John’s 81, Harvard 76 UConn 70, Ohio St. 49 VCU 87, Wagner 61 SOUTH Armstrong Atlantic 110, Coker 86 Berry 88, Piedmont 76 Clemson 48, North Florida 44 East Carolina 75, Cleveland St. 66 Kentucky 69, Louisville 64 Louisiana-Lafayette 62, Xavier (NO) 54 North Park 82, Centre 72, OT St. Joseph’s (NY) 67, Apprentice 60 Thomas More 90, Franklin 67 UNC-Greensboro 81, High Point 76 W. Carolina 58, ETSU 56 W. Kentucky 65, Morehead St. 52 MIDWEST Cardinal Stritch 70, Wis.-Parkside 60 Florida St. 71, Miami (Ohio) 62 IPFW 81, Michigan St. 76 Indiana 87, SC-Upstate 38 Northwestern 82, DePaul 79 Notre Dame 100, Duquesne 61 St. Scholastica 77, Wis.-Stout 71 W. Michigan 67, Chicago St. 49 Wichita St. 61, Air Force 37 Wis.-Platteville 85, Mount Mercy 66 SOUTHWEST Oklahoma 80, Creighton 52 Oklahoma St. 95, North Texas 47 FAR WEST Chattanooga 59, Colorado St. 57 Long Beach St. 77, Nebraska-Omaha 61 Oregon 110, Princeton 90 Portland St. 75, Columbia 67 San Diego 75, Weber St. 55

Indiana High School Girls Basketball Top 10 Teams The Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association Top 10 basketball teams, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 24, and previous rankings: Class 4A W-L Pts Prv 1. B.N. Lawrence (15) 3-0 150 1 2. Columbus North 2-0 125 2 3. Lawrence North 2-0 122 3 4. Indpls Roncalli 3-0 93 4 5. Homestead 2-0 67 8 6. Logansport 3-0 58 5 7. Penn 3-0 53 10 8. Center Grove 4-0 39 NR 9. Westfield 3-0 32 NR 10. LaPorte 3-0 24 NR (tie) Pike 2-1 24 9 Others receiving votes: Franklin Central 16, Merrillville 8, Mooresville 6, Brownsburg 3, Lake Central 3, Fishers 2. Class 3A W-L Pts Prv 1. Rushville (11) 3-0 136 1 2. Ev. Mater Dei (3) 2-0 127 2 3. Norwell 3-0 108 3 4. FW Concordia 1-0 92 4 5. Western 3-0 74 5 6. Princeton 3-0 66 6 7. Benton Central 4-0 55 8 8. Madison 3-0 36 10 9. NorthWood 2-1 33 7 10. Ft. Wayne Luers 3-1 22 NR Others receiving votes: Western Boone 9, Garrett 7, Lebanon 2, Columbia City 2, Washington 1. Class 2A W-L Pts Prv 1. Heritage Chr. (15) 5-0 150 1 2. Triton Central 3-0 128 2 3. FW Canterbury 4-0 127 3 4. Tipton 2-0 102 4 5. Eastern Hancock 3-0 80 6 6. Indpls Ritter 3-0 73 8 7. Knightstown 4-0 40 NR 8. Wabash 3-1 36 5 9. Paoli 1-0 28 NR 10. Forest Park 2-0 6 NR Others receiving votes: Riverton Parke 14, Austin 11, Sullivan 6, Providence 5, Winamac 3, Eastern (Pekin) 3, Northfield 2, Sheridan 1. Class A W-L Pts Prv 1. Oregon-Davis (11) 1-0 137 1 2. Southwestern (3) 3-0 120 3 3. Vincennes Rivet 3-0 119 2 4. Barr-Reeve 1-0 88 6 5. Lafayette Catholic 2-1 69 7 6. Culver 4-0 52 10 7. Dubois 2-1 43 5 8. Tri 3-0 34 9 9. Jac-Cen-Del 4-0 28 NR 10. Triton 2-1 21 8 Others receiving votes: North Daviess 15, West Central 13, New Washington 10, Attica 7, Randolph Southern 6, Wood Memorial 5, Trinity Lutheran 3.

Australian Open Scores Sunday — At Royal Sydney Golf Club Sydney Purse: $1.15 million Yardage: 6,939; Par: 72 Final Rory McIlroy, 69-65-70-66—270 Adam Scott, 62-70-68-71—271 John Senden, 73-68-70-66—277 Bryden Macpherson, 71-70-69-69—279 Rhein Gibson, 71-70-69-69—279 Mark Brown, 75-70-66-69—280 Jason Day, 70-74-66-70—280 Matthew Jones, 68-68-72-72—280 Nathan Holman, 69-72-68-72—281 Adam Bland, 69-72-70-71—282 Ashley Hall, 71-71-68-72—282 Leigh McKechnie, 73-65-71-73—282 Max McCardle, 68-71-69-74—282 James Nitties, 70-71-74-68—283 Alistair Presnell, 67-71-74-71—283 David McKenzie, 66-75-71-71—283 Nick O’Hern, 70-72-70-71—283 a-Brady Watt, 68-70-73-72—283 Stuart Appleby, 75-67-67-74—283 Jamie Arnold, 72-68-74-70—284 Mahal Pearce, 72-71-71-70—284 Rod Pampling, 75-68-69-72—284 Richard Green, 69-66-73-76—284 Adam Crawford, 71-73-72-69—285 Matthew Griffin, 73-72-70-70—285 a-Ryan Ruffels, 77-67-68-73—285 Mathew Goggin, 70-73-75-68—286 Cameron Percy, 71-70-75-70—286 Steven Bowditch, 68-74-74-70—286 Michael Long, 72-71-72-71—286 Tim Wilkinson, 73-71-71-71—286 Kalem Richardson, 69-74-71-72—286 Geoff Ogilvy, 75-66-72-73—286 Aaron Baddeley, 67-74-72-73—286 Scott Arnold, 70-70-69-77—286 Jason Norris, 67-76-74-70—287 Peter Lonard, 72-71-73-71—287 Robert Allenby, 72-73-70-72—287 Matthew Millar, 70-73-75-70—288 Chan Shih-chang, 76-68-74-70—288 Stephen Allan, 75-70-73-70—288 Leigh Deagan, 71-73-73-71—288 Aron Price, 70-69-77-72—288 Ryan Yip, 65-75-74-74—288 Ryan Lynch, 73-72-73-71—289 Scott Strange, 71-73-73-72—289 John Young Kim, 65-79-72-73—289 Jason Scrivener, 67-74-74-74—289 Michael Choi, 70-75-70-74—289 Anthony Murdaca, 71-74-66-78—289 Lucas Lee, 70-75-79-66—290 Timothy Wood, 73-70-73-74—290 Tom Bond, 69-73-70-78—290 Ryan Haller, 74-69-76-72—291 Josh Younger, 69-69-79-74—291 Wang Minghao, 75-70-76-71—292 Anthony Brown, 68-74-78-72—292 Anthony Summers, 74-70-76-72—292 Steven Jones, 68-77-73-75—293 Marcus Cain, 71-73-77-73—294 Paul Spargo, 74-71-78-72—295 Steven Jeffress, 75-69-75-76—295 Matthew Guyatt, 71-74-75-76—296 Choi Joon-woo, 72-72-74-79—297


SPORTS BRIEFS • Meyer won’t suspend ejected Ohio State players COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer says the players ejected from the Michigan game for fighting will not be suspended for the Big Ten championship game. Running back Dontre Wilson and offensive lineman Marcus Hall were kicked out of Saturday’s game when a skirmish broke out after a kickoff return in the second quarter. Meyer said Sunday that he will meet with athletic director Gene Smith and speak with Big Ten officials about the fight. A Big Ten spokesman said Saturday that the league would have to review video of the play before deciding if any players would be punished further. After Hall was ejected, he made an obscene gesture toward Michigan fans while heading to the locker room. The second-ranked Buckeyes face No. 10 Michigan State this Saturday in Indianapolis.

Florida State is No. 1, Ohio State No. 2, Auburn No. 3 in AP poll NEW YORK (AP) — Florida State is the new No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll, followed by Ohio State at No. 2 and No. 3 Auburn, which shook up the national title race by upsetting Alabama. The Crimson Tide had been No. 1 since the preseason as it pursued a third consecutive national championship. But Alabama was stunned at Auburn on Saturday, losing 34-28 on the last play of the game. That cleared the way for the Seminoles to be No. 1 for the first time since Oct. 1, 2000, the season after their last national title. Florida State received 58 first-place votes Sunday. Auburn got two. Ohio State received 1,418 points, while Auburn had 1,387. Alabama fell to No. 4. No. 5 Missouri will play Auburn for the Southeastern Conference title.

IRISH: Grant tops 1,000 career points for Irish FROM PAGE B1

“I told them after the game, ‘You know, in Iowa City on Tuesday, who knows who finishes? I have no idea, so all ten of you be ready,’” Brey said. Nolan Cressler scored 17 points and Robert Hatter had 15 to pace Cornell, which has now lost 15 in a row dating back to last season, one away from tying the school record longest losing streak of 16, set in the 1972-73 season. The Big Red, which won 29 games and advanced to the Sweet 16 in 2010, is 0-9 for the first time since 1904-05, when it started 0-10. After starting the game 2-for-10, Notre Dame (5-1) found the range, shooting over 62 percent from the field in the second half. The Irish also had 28 assists against just five turnovers, and broke the 100-point mark for the first time since its 5-overtime upset of Louisville last season. “With the new starting lineup we have, we’re going to score a lot more points and be on the fastbreak a lot more,” Grant said. “And defensively, I think it helps us a lot with us four being able to press full-court a little bit.” Grant’s three-point play with 7:18 remaining got him to the 1,000-point mark, making him the 55th Irish player to accomplish that. “It feels good,” Grant said. “It’s an elite group of people, 50-some people, so just to be able to be in that group is exciting.” Cornell, which finished 8 of 21 from the arc, hit its first two 3-pointers and scored the game’s first eight points before the Irish got it going. Notre Dame scored the next 10 points, and went on a 22-4 run to go up by 10 with 8:39 to play in the first half. Cornell hit just 1 of 11 shots, including seven straight misses, during that nine-minute stretch. “At first, starting out 8-0, it didn’t look like it was working out too well. But we finally got it clicking a little bit,” Atkins said.

Transactions HOCKEY National Hockey League NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Placed D Adam Larsson on injured reserve, retroactive to Nov. 23. Recalled F Tim Sestito from Albany (AHL). WINNIPEG JETS — Recalled F John Albert from St. John’s (AHL). American Hockey League BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS — Agreed to terms with D Mike Banwell on a professional tryout contract (PTO). COLLEGE FLORIDA — Fired offensive coordinator Brent Pease. IOWA STATE — Fired offensive coordinator Courtney Messingham and running backs coach Kenith Pope. WYOMING — Fired football coach Dave Christensen. guard/forward Pat Connaughton and center Garrick Sherman. That lineup responded with Notre Dame’s highest scoring game this season, a 101-67 rout of Cornell at Purcell Pavilion.


Notre Dame guard Eric Atkins drives the lane during Sunday’s game with Cornell. Notre Dame won 101-67.







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Each month I am perplexed by silly interpretations of the jobs report that pop up around otherwise respectable news outlets around the country. The last one was a perfect example: With the economy creating 204,000 jobs several reporters claimed that U.S. stocks were buoyed by a good jobs report. That is where the silliness begins. Firstly, the jobs report was downright rotten. Secondly, were the jobs numbers actually good, stocks would be likely to decline in anticipation of the Federal Reserve ending their $85 billion-a-month purchase of bonds and mortgages. Hicks At first blush 200,000 new jobs would be welcomed news, as it is almost half the number of monthly jobs we need to be seeing each month to return our labor markets to normalcy by the end of the decade. Alas, the Department of Labor publishes much more For more than 220,000 detailed data workers to shift to full each month, and in that time in one month is lurks dark shadows of a likely evidence of heightstill stagnant ened financial distress in economy. Last month many families. more than 700,000 folks quit looking for work — more than three times the number who found jobs. Of those 200,000 net new job-holders, more than six in 10 had to settle for part time jobs because of a weak economy. In normal times that number is something like one in 20. Overall, part-time employment is dropping, but that is because more people who voluntarily work part time are moving to full-time positions. A healthy economy should have lots of folks who choose to work part time in order to have time to take care of family, to attend school or to pursue other passions. For more than 220,000 workers to shift to full time in one month is likely evidence of heightened financial distress in many families. Overall, part-time employment is holding steady, allowing Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius to dismiss reporters who question whether the Affordable Care Act is weakening labor markets. Her economic analysis isn’t any better than her management of website development. So far this year, the majority of new jobs have been part-time positions to workers who want to work full time, while just last month more than 200,000 voluntary part-time workers shifted to full-time work. This is a sign that labor markets are weak, and weakening. There is scant evidence that things are getting better. Perhaps the only sign is that manufacturing jobs accounted for the second highest number of new jobs. Still, retail was No. 1 and motels No. 3. The plain fact is that American labor markets are astonishingly weak, and the stock markets know this lessens pressure on the Federal Reserve to end its quantitative easing program, hence the stock market jump following Friday’s dismal jobs report. The major news reports got it exactly wrong. Sadly, we are going to get a good confirmation of that when the Fed ends its quantitative easing.

MICHAEL J. HICKS, PHD, is the director of the Center for Business and Economic Research and a professor of economics in the Miller College of Business at Ball State University.

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To the editor: I read the letter submitted by H. Jordan Truman and published Nov. 18 with great concern. Mr. Truman criticized the editorial board of this newspaper for allowing a letter containing falsehoods to be published “without either correction or comment,” and extolling them to do better. He further cited the example of The Los Angeles Times not publishing letters critical of the idea of man-made global warming, and then cited four things he claimed were true, not changeable by any amount of opinion. I, for one, am appalled by his argument. Who is Mr. Truman to say that a letter to the editor submitted by anyone is not acceptable to print simply because it contains a viewpoint which differs from his own? His citations regarding Obamacare, voter fraud and global warming are not universally accepted as truth, but are widely disputed and open for debate. Should his letters not be published without correction or comment because I consider what he claims to be falsehoods? Absolutely not! The editorial board is within their 1st Amendment rights when they decide the fate of a submitted letter, and to their credit, they have not been guilty of political censorship. We are all within our 1st Amendment rights when we submit a letter to the editor, regardless of our differing opinions. Mr. Truman’s letter, unfortunately, reveals an intolerance toward opposing viewpoints and a willingness to support selective enforcement of free speech.

To the editor: I know some of you think I’m way off when it comes to religious beliefs. Am I? Or is it you? All religions are based on unprovable beliefs — the most notable being beliefs in heaven and hell. And these beliefs have etched a stronghold in human behavior because of their appeal to our strongest emotions — greed and fear. Because of the promise of “a better life if you believe as I say” (or hell if you don’t), an unbeliever is always condemned by believers. I can look back and see that I have been more of an asset than a liability. I have helped more people than I have hurt. I’ve taught many people the joy of living and the satisfaction that comes from helping others. I’ve received many thank yous from three books I had published: “Learn to Love & Love to Learn” by Xlibris, “HE Was Born Again” by Publish America, and my first self-published book, “Developing a Point of View.” My fourth, an essay named “Recipes for Living,” is due out of the copyright office at any time. I can live joyfully day to day without greedily wishing to live in paradise or fear going to hell. I know we want to believe in such places, but to date they are still man-made aspirations. I’m confident those who wrote the Bible, the Koran and other holy books were inspired by their concepts of God, and wrote what they thought to be true. But I also know that regardless of our inspirations, without logical proof — the kind God makes available to us by rigorous study and observation — religious stories Morgan Rigg are not always accurate. For example, a Butler worldwide flood would require over 27,675

feet of rain over all the earth in 40 days and nights. (Two-thirds of the earth is at sea-level, and one third averages 4,000 feet above — and Mt. Everest is 29,070 feet above sea-level.) The pressure on earth from enough air to hold that much water vapor would crush every living animal on earth (as well as most plants) before the rains even began. Then to load it with over four miles of water? And how did Noah limit the ark to only two fleas and two tape-worms, and have cages for several thousand insects, and over 3,000 varieties of worms, etc.? But we have learned the Tigris-Euphrates Valley flooded often — back when the Israelites thought the earth was flat. It is extremely difficult for us to rid ourselves of superstitions — of believing in magic — again because of our greed and fear. But if your belief helps you make this world a better place for everyone, inspiring you to love all others, and prevents you from developing “holier than thou” divisive attitudes, then you should continue your beliefs. Ancient writings were not copy-righted. There were no plagiarism laws. Writings could be, and were, changed, altered, modified, edited and re-edited dozens of times in the ancient world and no one was held liable. Even likely writings of Jesus in a time when only 5 percent of the people were literate were likely lost or destroyed because they didn’t fit with the thinking of the times. But Jesus remains my inspiration not because he promised me an eternity in paradise, but because he taught me that the highest order of human behavior is seeking the truth and learning to be kind and loving toward everyone. I will joyfully celebrate his birth at Christmas time. E. Gene Gorrell Fremont

Tools help shoppers to avoid, fight scams We are at the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, one of the most profitable times of the year for the retail industry. As you think about gifts, I urge you to use caution, particularly if you tend to buy things online, with mail orders or over the phone. Congressional statistics show that people in the U.S. lose an estimated $4 billion in mail scams and $40 billion in telemarketing fraud each year. Data compiled from the complaints shows that about 53 percent of unwanted calls are about REP. credit card interest rate reduction scams and 13 percent deal with sweepstakes or prize-related scams. It may sound cliché but if the deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is. ID theft is another serious issue to watch out for, and is one that could seriously damage your credit score and financial situation. Here are some tips from the FBI and Senior Living to help keep you safe this holiday season. 1. Don’t buy from an unfamiliar company. 2. Always ask for and wait until you receive written material about any offer or charity. 3. Obtain a salesperson’s name, business identity, telephone number, street address,

mailing address and business license number before you transact business. 4. Always take your time in making a decision. 5. Find out what actions the website/company takes if a problem occurs and consider insuring the transaction and shipment. 6. Examine the feedback on the seller. 7. Determine what method of payment the seller is asking from you. DAVID 8. If possible, purchase items online using your credit card OBER because you can often dispute the charges if something goes wrong. 9. If you have information about a fraud, report it to state, local or federal law enforcement agencies. Many senior scam perpetrators make calls or send emails on behalf of a financial institution. For example, they may say there’s a problem with your bank or credit card account and ask you to verify the account numbers. If you get one of these calls, ask for a name and phone number you can call back, and make that call to ensure you are dealing with a legitimate company. If you cannot verify that the request is legitimate, do not provide the information. The Indiana Attorney General’s website has many important resources, such as the ID Theft Prevention Toolkit, which outlines

People in the U.S. lose an estimated $4 billion in mail scams and $40 billion in telemarketing fraud each year … About 53 percent of unwanted calls are about credit card interest rate reduction scams and 13 percent deal with sweepstakes or prize scams.

• some necessary steps to reduce the risk of identity theft; it also assists those who have fallen prey to identity theft to correct their records after a scam. More information on the tools and resources available to shield Hoosiers from scams are available at Holidays should be about family and traditions, not the stress of dealing with the backlash from ID theft and scammers. Take the time to protect yourself and your loved ones. STATE REP. DAVID OBER, R-ALBION, represents all of Noble County and portions of Allen, Elkhart, LaGrange and Whitley counties.



Briefs • US law didn’t halt cigarette flow from New York tribes NEW YORK (AP) — When Congress passed a law in 2009 effectively banning mail-order deliveries of cigarettes, it was expected to snuff out entrepreneurs on New York’s Indian reservations who were selling millions of tax-free cartons to consumers in high-tax states. But the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act didn’t stop everybody. Shipping records were obtained by lawyers for New York City as part of a racketeering lawsuit. They show that as of last spring, one group of about 20 website operators on Seneca Nation territory was still delivering 1.7 tons of untaxed cigarettes a week to destinations around the U.S. The city’s suit is part of a wider legal battle involving cigarettes sold on Indian reservations.

Biden will visit DMZ during Asian trip WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is preparing to visit the Demilitarized Zone, the heavily armed border between South Korea and North Korea. The White House is releasing details of Biden’s itinerary for his weeklong trip to Asia aimed at showing the U.S. remains focused on the region. Biden departs Sunday for Japan, China and South Korea. Biden will visit the DMZ Saturday following a ceremony honoring U.S. troops who died during the Korean War, which ended 60 years ago. The border visit will likely highlight the conflict over North Korea’s nuclear program. In Tokyo, Biden will meet with Japan’s prime minister and lawmakers. He’ll meet with China’s president in Beijing and with South Korea’s president in Seoul. Biden will also give a speech in South Korea on U.S. policy in Asia.

Big demonstrations beseige Ukraine KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A protest by about 300,000 Ukrainians angered by their government’s decision to freeze integration with the West turned violent Sunday, when a group of demonstrators besieged the president’s office and police drove them back with truncheons, tear gas and flash grenades. Dozens of people were injured. The mass rally in central Kiev defied a government ban on protests in the biggest show of anger over President Viktor Yanukovych’s refusal to sign a political and economic agreement with the European Union.

Box Office • ‘Hunger Games’ brings in $75 million over weekend HOLLYWOOD — “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” earned a prodigious $75 million, while 3-D animated musical “Frozen” opened with $67 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Both films bested the previous Thanksgiving record holder, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” which earned $57.5 million in 2001 over a three-day period. “Frozen” is now the biggest Thanksgiving wide release opener ever. Lionsgate’s sequel and Disney’s frosty fete now hold the record for the highest domestic box office grosses for the three-day and five-day holiday weekend, as “Catching Fire” blazed the trail and “Frozen” slid in at No. 2. From Wednesday to Sunday, “Catching Fire” brought in $110.2 million, bringing the domestic total to $297 million. “Frozen” scored $93 million, topping Disney’s previous five-day champ, “Toy Story 2,” which earned $80.1 million in 1999.


New blue ribbon panels stumble on all that red ink WASHINGTON (AP) — Since the end of World War II, more than a dozen high-profile bipartisan panels have been convened to tackle the nation’s thorniest fiscal problems. Seldom have their recommendations spurred congressional action. Their ambitious, high-octane reports and recommendations are mostly gathering dust on government shelves. Right now, congressional negotiators are struggling with a way to head off another looming government shutdown and debt ceiling crisis that could strike early next year. A 29-member bipartisan panel faces a Dec. 13 deadline and daunting odds. History is not on its side. A bipartisan “supercommittee” tasked with finding ways to cut the federal deficit by at least $1.2 trillion over 10 years crashed, burned and Murray expired last November. “We end this process united in our belief that the nation’s fiscal crisis must be addressed and that we cannot leave it for the next generation to solve,” its leaders, Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., said in a joint statement of frustration. A 2010-2011 deficit-reduction panel led by former Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., and Democrat Erskine Bowles, a former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, produced a comprehensive deficit-cutting plan that was widely praised but mostly ignored, even by President Barack Obama, who created the group. Simpson called the plan

“the only one that irritates everybody” and therefore “the only one that will work.” Proposing a batch of highly detailed government spending cuts and tax increases, the recommendations won many bipartisan plaudits, but little support from either party. It failed, Simpson later suggested, because Democratic and Republican lawmakers alike “all worship the god of re-election.” The Grace Commission was created in 1982 by President Ronald Reagan to go after waste and inefficiency in the federal government. Headed by businessman J. Peter Grace, the commission produced hefty recommendations it claimed would save the government $424 billion over three years. Reagan and Congress largely ignored its report. One of the few special panels generally hailed as a success is the 1981-83 Social Security commission chaired by Republican economist Alan Greenspan, who later served for 19 years as Federal Reserve chairman under four different presidents. His panel is credited widely with rescuing the old-age benefit program from insolvency. It recommended an increase in the Social Security payroll tax, trimming some benefits, especially for younger retirees, and gradually raising the retirement age for full benefits. For once, Congress went along. But it was hardly a smooth ride. The panel quickly deadlocked, with Democrats opposing benefit cuts and Republicans opposing higher Social Security taxes. It came up with its big fix only after the direct, heavy intervention by Reagan and House Speaker Thomas P. O’Neill, D-Mass.

NTSB officials trying to reach Alaska crash site ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Federal investigators on Sunday started documenting the wreckage of a plane crash in remote southwest Alaska that killed four people and injured six Friday night. A break in weather conditions allowed two investigators — from the National Transportation Safety Board and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration — on Sunday to reach the scene where a single-engine aircraft went down near the village of Saint Marys, said Clint Johnson, the chief of the NTSB’s Alaska regional office. “The goal is to document the wreckage at the accident site to the best of their ability, and be able to talk to witnesses,” Johnson said Sunday afternoon. He added that “it’s way too early to draw any conclusions” about what cause the accident. Investigators will be at the site for at least a day, possibly two, collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses, Johnson said. Another NTSB investigator in Anchorage also is hoping to interview survivors of the crash, he said. The Hageland Aviation

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Cessna 208 crashed at around 6:30 p.m. Friday four miles from Saint Marys. It left Bethel on a scheduled flight for Mountain Village and eventually Saint Marys but never reached Mountain Village. The airplane would have been flying in freezing rain with a mile of visibility and a 300-foot ceiling, a spokeswoman for the Alaska State Troopers has said. Johnson said the plane was equipped with an advanced electronic locator transmitter that went off on impact and sent a satellite signal with GPS coordinates alerting officials to the accident. At about 7 p.m. Friday, one of the survivors, Melanie Coffee, also made a frantic call for help resuscitating her 5-month-old baby, then walked nearly a mile to lead searchers hampered by cold and fog to the crash site. Saint Marys has about 500 people and is located 470 miles west of Anchorage. Like many Alaska villages, it is off the state road system. People routinely use small aircraft to reach regional hubs where they can catch another plane to complete trips to Anchorage or other cities.


A worker rides a bicycle in front of the reactor building of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, just outside the southern city of Bushehr, Iran. A report by Iran’s official news agency quotes the country’s nuclear chief, Ali Akbar Salehi, saying the Islamic Republic needs more nuclear power plants.

Report: Iran now wants more nuclear power plants TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s nuclear chief said Sunday that the Islamic Republic needs more nuclear power plants, the country’s official news agency reported, just after it struck a deal regarding its contested nuclear program with world powers. Ali Akbar Salehi said the additional nuclear power would help the country reduce its carbon emissions and its consumption of oil, IRNA reported. He said Iran should produce 150 tons of nuclear fuel to supply five nuclear power plants. “We should take required action for building power plants for 20,000 megawatts of electricity” in the long term, Salehi said. The comments come

after Iran agreed to freeze part of its nuclear program in return for Western powers easing crippling economic sanctions. The deal requires Iran to cap its uranium enrichment level at 5 percent, far below the 90 percent threshold needed for a warhead. That 5 percent uranium can be used at nuclear power plants. Iran also pledged to “neutralize” its stockpile of 20 percent enriched uranium — the highest level acknowledged by Tehran — by either diluting its strength or converting it to fuel for research reactors, which produced isotopes for medical treatments and other civilian use. Iran says its nuclear

program is for peaceful purposes. Western powers fear Iran could use its nuclear program to make atomic weapons. Iran’s only nuclear power plant, near the southern port of Bushehr, produces some 1,000 megawatts of electricity. The plant came online with help from Russia, which will provide fuel for it through 2021. Salehi said Iran is in talks with several countries — including Russia — to build four more nuclear power plants to produce 5,000 megawatts of power in the near future. He said he asked moderate President Hassan Rouhani to include a line of credit in next year’s budget for expanding nuclear power plants.

Ohio lawsuit focuses on safety of gas drilling COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A closely watched lawsuit in Ohio is asking a question that’s burning in cities and towns throughout shale country: Can regulations in states eager for the jobs and tax revenues that come with gas and oil drilling trump local restrictions that communities say protect them from haphazard development? The case was brought by Munroe Falls, an Akron suburb of 5,000. It involves a well that Beck Energy Corp. began to drill — with the state’s permission — on private property in the city in 2011. In the process, the company sidestepped 11 local laws on road use, permitting and drilling, the city contends. The legal disagreement over whether Beck’s permit can pre-empt Munroe Falls’ local regulations reached the Ohio Supreme Court this summer. Both pro- and anti-drilling forces are watching the case because it’s further along in the courts than similar lawsuits in other states and the outcome could encourage or deter the implementation

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elsewhere of local laws to limit drilling. The case has implications for the spread of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the controversial method of injecting sand, water and chemicals to free the gas from shale rock deep underground. The case in Munroe Falls centers on a traditionally drilled well, but the centralized oil and gas regulation that’s in question regulates both kinds. In the rich shale oil states of New York, where fracking is not yet legal and many communities have instituted pre-emptive bans, and Pennsylvania, where fracking is widespread, similar cases have been decided in favor of shared regulation, with municipalities overseeing such things as land use and aesthetics and the state overseeing safety and construction. The lawsuit cites Texas, California, Oklahoma and Colorado as states that use a shared system. “If this goes the way that I hope and pray it would go, it would restore some home rule to municipalities that has been taken away by the

state,” said Munroe Falls Mayor Frank Larson. “It would uphold our right to be able to zone certain areas and exclude certain uses and to allow those uses in other areas.” The 2004 state law under which Beck’s state permit was issued consolidated oil and gas production operations under the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The company said in court filings that the idea was “to end the confusion, inefficiency and delays under the earlier patchwork of local ordinances, and to ensure that Ohio’s oil and gas resources are developed on a uniform statewide basis.” Munroe Falls and its allies in the suit — including cities, villages, environmental groups and a host of local businesses — argue the law empowered the state to regulate drilling methods but gave it no authority to protect the interests of local communities. That “constitutional prerogative,” cities argue, has lain with Ohio’s local governments for nearly a century.




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DEAR ABBY: My little girl was born with a heart defect. She made it through the first heart surgery, but passed away a week later right in front of me while the doctors and nurses tried to save her. As the date of her death gets closer, I am becoming more and more depressed. How can I remember her and share my memories in a good way when all I want to do is stay in bed and cry? — HEARTBROKEN MOMMY IN NORTH CAROLINA DEAR MOMMY: I am so sorry for your loss. A way to remember your little girl and share those memories would be to contact a group called The Compassionate Friends. It’s a national self-help support organization for families grieving the death of a child and was started to help families cope with the loss of children of any age and from any cause.




www.compassionatefriends. org, or call toll-free 877-9690010. This is a valuable resource for anyone who has lost a child. For an excellent guide to becoming a better conversationalist and a more sociable person, order “How to Be Popular.” Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Popularity Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.) DEAR ABBY is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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Relieve postnasal drip with treatments each side of your nose while you’re bending over the sink or standing in the shower. The solution should flow into one nostril and out the other. You may rinse your sinuses as needed, depending on your symptoms. Also try filling a basin with hot water ASK and inhaling DOCTOR K. the air just above the surface. And a humidiDr. Anthony use fier at night. Nasal Komaroff irrigation is a little more complicated. But it is also very effective in clearing the thick mucus: (1) Mix 1 teaspoon of pure salt (no additives) in 8 ounces of warm (not hot) water.

(2) Draw the saltwater mixture into a syringe. (You can get one at your local drugstore. One type has a bulb shape. The other looks like something you’d see in a doctor’s office. Neither one has a needle.) (3) Insert the tip of the syringe in one nostril. Lean over the sink. Push gently. The solution may drain from either nostril or from your mouth. Repeat two or three times per day. Decongestant sprays may help. They shrink swollen membranes in your nose and in the passages from your nose to your sinuses. That allows the discharge to drain out of the sinuses and nose. But limit your use of decongestants to three to four days; using them too often can cause a reaction that makes membranes get swollen again, making postnasal drip worse. Decongestant pills such as pseudoephedrine may







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Lightning McQueen Toddler Bike. Great shape, $15.00. (260) 316-2266 Medium Oak Storage/ Coffee table. Great cond. $50.00. (260) 488-4835 New Ventivisor Set 93-98 Jeep Grand Cherokee, $50.00. (260) 833-2918

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The News Sun – December 1, 2013  
The News Sun – December 1, 2013  

The News Sun is the daily newspaper serving Noble and LaGrange counties in northeast Indiana.