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TUESDAY December 3, 2013

LaGrange Focus

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GOOD MORNING Commissioners vote to remove stop sign BY BOB BRALEY

ALBION — The Noble County Board of Commissioners voted 3-0 Monday to remove a stop sign at the intersection of C.R. 525W and C.R. 150S — because it isn’t really an intersection anymore. The commissioners vacated C.R. 150S west of the intersection years ago, said Noble County highway engineer Michael Fitch. The section of former road is now a gated driveway to private property, he said. A stop sign that had been in place on C.R. 525W no longer is needed because it no longer comes in as a “T” intersection to C.R. 150S, Fitch said. Instead, the road simply curves there. From there northward, the road turns again to become C.R. 500W. The vote did not require a public hearing. Fitch said curve signs would be installed at approaches to the intersection. Also Monday, the commissioners voted 3-0 to allow Noble County Sheriff Doug Harp to pursue the purchase of new recording equipment for interview rooms at the Noble County Jail using financing from Noble County banks. Harp had proposed to use a Kansas bank recommended by the equipment’s manufacturer to finance what was called a lease by the manufacturer. The commissioners felt local banks might be able to provide a better interest rate on financing. The current equipment is in need of replacement, Harp said. The new equipment’s projected cost is $17,700.

Deer hunter bags ‘Back Trouble’ GREENSBURG (AP) — A southeastern Indiana deer hunter who bagged a 21-point buck says he named his trophy “Back Trouble” because he strained his back dragging its 300-pound carcass out of the woods. Phil Hadley shot the deer last Tuesday while hunting in Decatur County. He said the buck was by far the biggest deer he’s shot in his long hunting career.

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Council OKs switch to vote centers BY BOB BRALEY

ALBION — Residents of Noble County will cast their ballots at vote centers in the May 2014 primary election. The Noble County Council voted 7-0 Monday to approve using vote centers, rather than precinct polling places as in the past. The council’s vote was the last hurdle the proposal needed to clear to become a reality. But it didn’t clear without discussion of where the centers should be located — an issue that has cropped up repeatedly in

connection with the plan approved last month by the Noble County Board of Elections. Under the plan, vote centers will be in Kendallville, Ligonier, Avilla, Albion, Rome City, Cromwell and Merriam. The scarcity of vote centers in the southern part of the county again came up Monday. Any voter registered in Noble County can cast a ballot at any vote center in the county. Councilman Jerry Jansen said he would prefer a plan in which a vote center was located in LaOtto, even if that meant moving a vote

center out of Avilla. Jansen was concerned because the only vote center in the county’s southern townships is in Merriam, with all the others in the central and northern parts. Noble County Clerk Shelley Mawhorter said the vote centers are distributed fairly evenly when going east to west, and that distances from any point in the county to a vote center remain shorter with an Avilla location than a LaOtto site. “Avilla is more centrally located for the other areas than is LaOtto,” Mawhorter said.

The key to making vote centers work is early voting, Mawhorter said, adding, “We want people to vote early, and we want people to be able to vote early.” Most counties with vote centers, which usually are open for early voting, have seen a 40-percent increase in early voting and an increase in overall voting, even with fewer locations, Mawhorter said. The proposal also will save the county money, Mawhorter said. It will save $9,400 in poll worker wages alone, even after including SEE CENTERS, PAGE A6

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Max Platt, center, along with his family, friends and city officials, cuts a ribbon offically opening

the new location of his Ford and Lincoln dealership in northwest Kendallville.

Max Platt opens new home BY MATT GETTS

KENDALLVILLE — A new era has begun in Kendallville. After 40 years at 561 S. Main St., the Max Platt Ford dealership has moved to its West North Street location. The dealership held its grand opening on Monday. Kendallville Mayor Suzanne Handshoe and Councilman Jim Dazey were among the dignitaries on hand to help start the new era officially with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new dealership will feature an expanded showroom area and an expanded service area that will allow customers to avoid having to park outside to have work done on their cars. “They can drive right in,” Max Platt said, “especially if it’s bad weather.” More room, particularly in the showroom area, is a noticeable difference in the new location. At its South Main Street building, the dealership could feature two cars in its showroom. Platt said the new building can comfortably put five or six new models on display. The service area has been expanded from 14,000 square feet to 17,000 square feet, said Jeff Platt, general manager. Max Platt said the move was necessary to keep the dealership progressing, but it was difficult closing the doors on a place where


Jim Dazey of Kendallville looks at the window sticker of a brand new Ford inside the showroom at the new home of Max Platt Ford on West North Street in Kendallville.

he had come to work nearly every day since 1973. “We were down there 40 years,” Max Platt said. “It’s kind of sentimental. Things change, and you’ve got to keep moving forward.” Max Platt was a salesman, then general manager at a dealership in Waterloo. He left Waterloo when he heard the Johnny Roman Ford franchise in Kendallville was available. Kendallville was close to where he was born and raised, and he didn’t want to leave the area.

Leatherman Construction was the general contractor for the new dealership building. According to company president Scott Pounds, Max Platt stressed the importance of using local subcontractors, and more than 80 percent of the work on the new dealership was done by local businesses. Jeff Platt practically grew up in the dealership on South Main Street. “I don’t know if it’s hit me yet,” he said of the move. “It’s kind of bittersweet. We’re starting a new chapter, I guess.”

WASHINGTON (AP) — Computer crashes should be giving way to insurance coverage — if the government’s diagnosis of its health care website is correct. The Health and Human Services Department released a progress report Sunday on its effort get the troubled website on the mend. Administration officials said the worst of the online glitches, bugs and delays may be over. “The bottom line — on Dec. 1 is night and day from where it was on Oct. 1,” said Jeff Zients, the White House’s troubleshooter tasked with making the website function properly. Overnight Sunday, technicians deployed a major new upgrade in the form of a window shopping feature that lets consumers get details on their insurance options without first having to fill out an application. The lack of an anonymous shopper feature was one of the major early shortcomings of the system. A stopgap version that was belatedly put in place until now was seen as rudimentary at best. The new version lets consumers get premium quotes by age, and also displays important plan details such as deductibles. Yet officials acknowledged more work remains on the website, which made its national debut two months ago with hundreds of software flaws, inadequate equipment and inefficient management. Federal workers and private contractors have undertaken an intense reworking of the system. One problem that consumers can’t see — at least not yet — is quickly moving up to the top of the White House priority list. Insurers complain that much of the enrollment information they have gotten through the system’s back-room operation is practically useless: SEE HEALTH, PAGE A6

Shoppers point, click for holiday bargains NEW YORK (AP) — Power up and shop. Millions of Americans took advantage of online deals ranging from free shipping to hundreds of dollars off electronics and half-price clothing Monday, which was expected to be the busiest online shopping day of the year. The spending surge on so-called Cyber Monday came after a disappointing holiday weekend in stores. And it showed that Americans are increasingly comfortable buying items on tablets and smartphones. Early results showed online shopping was up 18.7 percent compared with the same time last year, according to figures by IBM Benchmark. Mobile traffic, which includes smartphones and tablets,

accounted for 30 percent of all online traffic. Brandon Harris, 27, from Memphis, Tenn., started shopping at midnight Sunday and by Monday had spent around $300 and completed half of his Christmas shopping, including a Barbie doll for his niece and a TV for his mother. “I haven’t shopped for a Christmas present in a store in three years,” he said, making purchases from his iPad instead. “It’s a lot more convenient to be at home and shop.” The National Retail Federation, a trade group, predicts more than 131 million people will shop online Monday, up about 2 percent from last year. Meanwhile, UPS SEE SHOPPERS, PAGE A6


Packages ready to ship move along a conveyor belt at the 1.2 million square foot fulfillment center in Phoenix recently. Retailers grabbed online holiday shopping dollars on the first working day after the busy holiday weekend Monday.





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Avilla man arrested on battery charge AVILLA — A fight reported Sunday evening in Avilla led to one arrest. Mathew L. Westfall, 29, was booked into the Noble County Jail on a charge of domestic battery, an Avilla Police Department news release said. Westfall was held on $50,000 bond. Police responded to a home in the area of the 900 block of Autumn Hills Drive at 9:55 p.m., the release said. After a preliminary investigation, Westfall was arrested.

LAGRANGE — Margaret Hobson, a family historian and former math teacher, will be in the LaGrange County Public Library Community Room Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. until noon to sign copies of her new book, “The Voice of Indiana’s 44th Regiment, Part 2.” Hobson calls her book a 20-year labor of love. One of Hobson’s distant relatives, Lewis Griffith, was a member of the 44th. Hobson is a native Hoosier who still lives in northern Indiana. The book signing is co-sponsored by the LaGrange County Library and the LaGrange County Genealogical Society. For more information, contact Barb Mulholland of the genealogical society at 854-4311.

Fourteen booked into Noble County Jail CHAD KLINE

Tree lighting kicks off Christmas display Christmas songs fill the air as the community wish tree lighting kicks off the Community Christmas Greetings drive-through display in the Bixler Lake campground Saturday night in Kendallville. Spectators walked through the display as they sang Christmas carols. The free display of 66 Christmas-card boards

made by area youth and organizations will be open from 6-9 p.m. nightly during December. Red bows may be purchased for $5 each and a Christmas wish, holiday blessing or message to a loved one may be attached and placed on the community wish tree.

Food pantry clients to get free turkeys BY DENNIS NARTKER

KENDALLVILLE — Fifteen needy people from the greater Kendallville area will make a trip to the Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana in Fort Wayne to receive a free turkey and 25 pounds of food. Community Harvest Food Bank

selected 15 of its neediest clients to receive them, said Bob Smith, Friendship Food Pantry director. Vouchers were limited to one per family. Noble County Council on Aging, based in Kendallville, will provide transportation for the 15 recipients leaving Tuesday, Dec. 17, for the Community Cupboard in Fort Wayne.

recently received a large donation from Northern Indiana Public Service Co. With the gift, the food bank selected 40 agencies in its service area to receive special holiday vouchers, said Jan Miller, operations assistant for Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana. Friendship Food Pantry in Kendallville received 15 vouchers, and the staff


Chicken for charity Clothes and Food Basket of LaGrange chairman Richard Yoder, center, and volunteer Floyd Miller, right, unload boxes of sausages donated to the LaGrange charity by

Miller Poultry of Orland. The local firm is donating 3 1/2 tons of chicken and sausage to the LaGrange County food pantry for needy people.

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ALBION — Fourteen people were booked into the Noble County Jail from Thursday through Monday, the Noble County Sheriff’s Department said. • Anthony Allen Adams, 35, of Churubusco was charged with possession of methamphetamine. • Damien Joseph DeCamp, 18, of Kendallville was charged with possession of alcohol by a minor. • Joshua Dustin Harper, 32, of Fort Wayne was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated-endangering a person and operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content greater than 0.08, but less than 0.15, percent. • Kevin Patrick Jurich, 42, of Rome City was booked on a warrant for body attachment and failure to appear on underlying charges of resisting law enforcement, possession of methamphetamine, operating while intoxicated, criminal recklessness, possession of a controlled substance, possession of precursors with the intent to manufacture and visiting or maintaining a common nuisance. • Gary C. Martin, 53, of Garrett was booked on a warrant for possession of precursors with intent to manufacture. • Jerrel Lesean Miles, 24, of Rome City was charged with domestic battery and public intoxication. • Kristin Leeann Alcala, 24, of Churubusco was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated-endangering a person. • Daniel Joseph Edgar, 26, of Cromwell was charged with battery. • Joseph Leslie Kowailw, 32, of Kendallville was charged with public intoxication. • Edward Lee Meadows, 36, of Cromwell was charged with battery and criminal mischief. • Zachariah A. Miller, 22, of Wolcottville was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated-endangering a person. • Honnaloris Mozena, 42, of Rome City was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content equal

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ROME CITY — A Wolcottville Police cruiser slid on ice, hit a pole and caused damage to a house Nov. 26, the Noble County Sheriff’s Department said. Justin M. Shaugh, 32, of Topeka was northbound on C.R. 175E south of C.R. 850N at 7:46 p.m. when the 2006 Ford Crown Victoria he drove slid on the icy road. The car left the road and struck a utility pole, breaking it at the base. The pole’s wire ran to the roof of a home in that block, and it damaged the roof when it was pulled out due to the crash. No injuries were reported. Damage was estimated at $10,001-$25,000.

Van rolls over ALBION — A van hit a tree and rolled over Nov. 25, the Noble County Sheriff’s Department said. Audrey Diller, 18, of Churubusco was on C.R. 400E near C.R. 125S at 5:50 a.m. when she took a curve too fast. The 2001 Chevy Astro she drove left the road, hit a tree and flipped onto its top. No injuries were reported. Damage was estimated at $2,501-$5,000.

Car, pickup collide AVILLA — A car and pickup collided Wednesday, the Noble County Sheriff’s Department said. Leslie Sparks, 43, of Ligonier was turning northbound onto S.R. 3 from Old State Road 3 at 6:02 p.m. when she had to stop her 1978 Ford F-150 for traffic. Sabra A. Leighty, 28, of Kendallville was behind her and failed to realize Sparks had stopped. Leighty’s 2005 Chevy Classic hit the rear of the pickup. No injuries were reported. Damage was estimated at $1,001-$2,500.

Car hits deer KENDALLVILLE — The car of Tonyia Mangona, 58, of Wolcottville hit a deer Nov. 16 at 2:15 a.m. on S.R. 3 near Main Street, Kendallville. No injuries were reported.

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WAWAKA — Someone stole items used for hunting from a location in the 2000 block of West C.R. 700N, the Noble County Sheriff’s Department said. Items stolen included a tree stand, a ground blind, a Kraft cooler chair and a tall, round turnstile pedestal chair. The theft was reported Saturday at 9:33 a.m.

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Christmas Bureau opens for season LAGRANGE — The Christmas Bureau, a holiday charity operated by the Clothes and Food Basket of LaGrange County, is open once again. The organization provides needy LaGrange County families with children’s Christmas toys and gifts. The bureau is open by appointment only for the next three weeks, Monday through Friday, until Dec. 20. In order to qualify for food, clothing and holiday assistance, a recipient must verify income, provide a photo ID and have at least two pieces of mail proving a LaGrange County address. Richard Yoder, chairman of the organization, said LaGrange residents have been good to the Clothes and Food Basket, donating much-needed undergarments, hats, gloves and other winter clothing. Janet Seman, coordinator for the Christmas Bureau, said the organization still needs dolls for girls of all ages, children’s books and toys for teenage boys and girls. Unlike some organizations, the Christmas Bureau will accept both new and

gently used toys. LaGrange County Dodge, a regular contributor to the Christmas Bureau, has been holding its annual toy drive at the local dealership on LaGrange’s north side. Mike Helmkamp, a spokesman for LaGrange County Dodge, said his customers have been generous this year and have donated a van full of new toys in the last two weeks. Those toys will be turned over to the Christmas Bureau Thursday. A truck from Miller Poultry, Orland, pulled up to the Clothes and Food Basket loading dock Monday morning and delivered the first batch of chicken and sausage the company will donate to the local food basket this year year. Miller’s said it will donate nearly 3 tons of chicken to the LaGrange food bank this holiday season, as well as nearly a 1,000 pounds of sausage. It will make a 13,000-pound donation to five different community food pantries in Noble County, as well as nearly a 1,000 pounds to a DeKalb County organization.


Christmas Bureau coordinator Janet Seman works around the toy department of the LaGrange County charity. The Christmas Bureau, part of the

Lakeland High School raised more than $1,100 for the Clothes and Food basket last week by holding a one-day drive. For a donation, teachers were allowed to wear blue

Clothes and Food Basket of LaGrange, opened Monday. The Christmas Bureau is available by appointment to lowincome residents of LaGrange County.

jeans, and students had the option of coming to school wearing pajamas or a hat. “I am so proud of our staff and students. Lakeland is giving back in so many ways all year long,” said

Risa Herber, superintendent of the Lakeland School district. For more information, or to schedule an appointment at the Christmas Bureau, call 463-7974.

County ends long scrap yard dispute


Pet of the Week This week’s Ark Animal Sanctuary Pet of the Week is Lucy, a 5-year old female coonhound. The sanctuary staff describes Lucy as “one laid-back girl who loves everyone and would be perfect for any family.” To adopt Lucy or any of the other animals waiting for a new home at the LaGrange based shelter, call 463-4142.

Heinlin set to retire from community foundation LAGRANGE — Loren Heinlin, program officer at the LaGrange County Community Foundation, has announced he will retire from the organization immediately after the Christmas holiday. Heinlin has been part of the foundation since 2006. Before coming to the foundation, he worked for more than 20 years as an executive at a Noble County manufacturer. Heinlin, who holds a Master of Business Administration degree, previously worked part-time as a consultant training business executives as well as writing freelance for several outdoor magazines. He joined the foundation after he saw an ad in the newspaper seeking candidates for position of program officer. “I thought it would be a fun thing to do,” he said. Heinlin said the highlight of his time at the foundation has been working directly with donors and scholarship committees that are part of the backbone of community fund organizations. He said he also enjoyed presenting foundation scholarship workshops at local high schools, working directly with local students helping them learn the ins and outs of writing

a good essay, a requirement of many scholarships. “All of those things are loads of fun, and I really enjoyed doing them,” Heinlin said. Laney Kratz, who has been working at the foundation as its youth development intern since the summer of 2010, will Heinlin replace Heinlin as program officer. Kratz recently graduated from Trine University in Angola with a degree in biology. Danielle Meyer has been hired and is training to replace Kratz as the foundation’s new youth development intern. Meyer is a second-year student at Trine majoring in communications and marketing. Meyer said she is excited to be working at a not-forprofit organization such as the foundation. The youth development intern position is made possible by a grant from the Lilly Endowment through the Indiana Grantmakers Alliance. For more information about the foundation or its programs, contact Laura Lemings, executive director, at 463-4363.

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LAGRANGE — A nearly two-year-old dispute over an illegal scrap business outside a Shipshewana home came to a conclusion Monday morning, as the LaGrange County Board of Commissioners closed the nuisance hearing. Marlin Knepp was told by the county nearly 18 months ago to stop operating a scrap yard outside his home on C.R. 100N southeast of Shipshewana and to clean up the property, after dozens of neighbors complained Knepp created a public nuisance. Knepp seemingly was slow to comply with orders from Jason Boggs, the LaGrange County code enforcement officer. Boggs turned the matter over to the LaGrange County Commissioners, who called the Amish resident into the Courthouse Annex for a series of public nuisance hearings. Over the course of the first year, Knepp attended nearly a half dozen meetings with the commissioners, because the county seemed unhappy

with the speed at which he was removing his scrap yard. The commissioners fined Knepp $2,587 last fall and threatened to fine him another $2,587 if the property was not cleaned up immediately. Knepp first attempted to have the county’s Board of Zoning Appeals exempt him from the zoning laws, which would have made his business legal, but his request was turned down. Recently, members of Knepp’s church stepped in to help him finish cleaning his 6 1/2-acre lot. That seemed to satisfy Commissioner Larry Miller, who had dealt directly with Knepp throughout the process. “I am more than 120 percent satisfied with the job that Mr. Knepp and his church did to clean up the property,” Miller said Monday, after the commissioners voted to close the hearing and end the matter. Knepp was aware of Monday’s hearing but chose not to attend. The commissioners closed the public nuisance hearing without fining Knepp the remaining $2,587 they threatened to

Brief • Kids Day in Shipshe is this Saturday SHIPSHEWANA — Kids Day is coming to Shipshewana again this holiday season. Saturday has been named as Kids Day, and children can pick up Shipshewana Passports and get caught up in the mystery of the missing sleigh bells as they travel throughout town participating in free games, winning prizes and having a bit of Christmas fun. The day starts early, when children ages 1-12

can pick up free passports and itineraries between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Davis Mercantile, 225 Harrison St. The children can then roam Shipshewana until 3 p.m. to have their passports stamped, enjoy Christmas activities and discover how many Christmas bells they can find. At 11 a.m., everyone is invited to enjoy a free Christmas puppet show presented by Mousetrap Puppets on the third floor of the Davis Mercantile, sponsored by Interra Credit Union.

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assess last year. In other business, the commissioners examined two bids and approved spending more than $17,000 to replace the roof of the 200-foot-long Community Building at the LaGrange County 4-H Fairgrounds. One corner of the building’s roof gave way earlier this year, damaging the building and forcing 4-H officials to rope off a portion of the structure normally used during the July 4-H county fair. Shetler Construction of LaGrange was the low bidder and was awarded the contract to replace the roof. The commissioners recommended that the County Council, the branch of county government that must approve all county spending, use $15,000 from the County’s riverboat fund and $2,588 from its rainy day fund to pay for the roof repairs. The commissioners also opened bids on property the county owns near Cedar Lake that they have proposed selling. They took the bids under advisement until they can be discussed by the county Park Board.


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FORT WAYNE — Robert G. Shaefer, 92, of Fort Wayne died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at 11:22 a.m. in his residence. He was a lifetime resident of Fort Wayne. Mr. Shaefer retired on Nov. 14, 1980, as a tool and dye maker for General Mr. Shaefer Electric in Fort Wayne. He was a graduate of Elmhurst High School and had also received a bachelor’s degree. Mr. Shaefer served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of Trinity Suburban Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, the GE Club, Fort Wayne VFW Post 10006, and Fort Wayne American Legion Post 296. He was born July 29, 1921, in Fort Wayne to Earl Adam and Rose (Kuehm) Shaefer. Surviving are three daughters, Cynthia (Paul) Griebel of Hobart, Tasmania, Debra K. (Ed) Cooper of Fort Wayne, and Sandra Lynn (Ron) Crismore of Fort Wayne; two sons, Robert G. Shaefer Jr. of Leesburg, Va., and Richard Keuhm Shaefer of Fort Wayne; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Werth and Helen Rinehart; and three brothers, Earl Shaefer Jr., James Shaefer and Howard Shaefer. Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in Trinity Suburban Lutheran Church, 7819 Decatur Road, Fort Wayne, with the Rev. Paul B. Griebel officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Calling will be Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church. Memorials are to Trinity Suburban Lutheran Church or Heartland Hospice. Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 S. State St., Kendallville, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www. youngfamilyfuneralhome. com.

AUBURN — John Gillespie, 86, of Auburn and formerly of Avilla died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at Betz Nursing Home in Auburn. Mr. Gillespie worked on the assembly line at International Harvester, retiring in 1983. He also worked for the Penn Central Railroad as a conductor for 10 years, while working at International Harvester. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. Mr. Gillespie was a member of the Garrett American Legion, Garrett Eagles and the UAW. He was a member of the Auburn Nazarene Church. He was born May 10, 1927, in Auburn to Eber A. and Valaria G. (Blevins) Gillespie and they preceded him in death. He married Vivian Custer on July 27, 1947, in Garrett and she survives in Auburn. Also surviving are three sons, Mike (Renee) Gillespie of Auburn, Jeff Gillespie of Auburn and Steven Gillespie; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Clarence Gillespie of Twain Harte, Calif., and Richard “Bud” Gillespie of Dandridge, Tenn.; and three sisters, June Bauer of Clearwater, Fla., Marilyn Evans of Van Buren, Ark., and Sandy Winebrenner of Pine, Ariz. He was also preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, George Gillespie and Paul Gillespie; and two sisters, Pauline Stevens and Phyllis Deal. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Thomas Funeral Home with Pastor Dan White officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Creek Cemetery at Garrett, with military graveside honors by the Garrett American Legion and VFW. There will be no calling. Memorials are to the Auburn Nazarene Church. You may send a condolence or sign the on-line register book by visiting: www.thomasfuner

AUBURN — Connie K. Cossairt, 59, of Auburn died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at DeKalb Health in Auburn. She was born Aug. 11, 1954, in Fort Wayne. Surviving are a son and daughter, Michael (Sarah) Mettert and Amanda (Michael) Rayhouser, both of Auburn; three granddaughters; and a brother and sister, Gary Cossairt of Fremont and Jennifer Mann of Waterloo. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary (Worman) Davis. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 Center St., Auburn. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Fort Wayne. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials are to the DeKalb County Humane Shelter. To send condolences visit

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Jeffrey Burtnett FORT WAYNE — Jeffrey Lee Burtnett, 62, of Fort Wayne died at his home on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. Funeral services and visitation will be Thursday at Concordia Lutheran Church on Lake Avenue in Fort Wayne. Visitation is from noon until 1 p.m., with the funeral service beginning at 1 p.m. Memorials are to Concordia Lutheran Church. Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville is in charge of arrangements.

K. Sherburne COLDWATER, Mich. — K. ‘‘Janette’’ Sherburne, 89, of Coldwater passed away Sunday, December 1, 2013, at Maple Lawn Medical Care Facility. She was born September 23, 1924, in Branch County, the seventh child of eight to Clarence W. and Nina M. (Heuer) Gottschalk. She married Harry Sherburne December 27, 1942, in Fremont, Indiana. He preceded her in death in 2001. Janette loved to crochet, play the organ, sing, garden and travel. She and Harry attended several Army reunions. She was always one of the first to help. She especially loved spending time with the family. She is survived by her daughters, Judy Custer and Jackie (Gene) Hesse; grandson, Dean (Judy) Archer; granddaughter, Theresa (Jeff) Van Dyke; granddaughter Robin (Ron Vanharm) Tompkins; grandson, Brent (Melissa) Tompkins; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Shirley (Max) Sutton; along with numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Janette was preceded in death by her husband, Harry; parents; great-grandson, Derek Archer; three sisters; three brothers; and sons-in-law, Thomas Archer and Dale Custer. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at noon, with a gathering of family and friends from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the Coldwater United

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Donald Page, who was infected with hepatitis C at the Exeter, N.H. hospital, leaves U.S. District Court in Concord, N.H., Monday after testifying against David Kwiatkowski, a medical technician who infected him. Kwiatkowski was sentenced to 39 years in prison for stealing painkillers and infecting dozens of patients in four states with hepatitis C through tainted syringes.

Hospital worker gets 39 years in hepatitis case CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A traveling medical technician was sentenced Monday to 39 years in prison for stealing painkillers and infecting dozens of patients in four states with hepatitis C through tainted syringes. “I don’t blame the families for hating me,” David Kwiatkowski said after hearing about 20 statements from people he infected and their relatives. “I hate myself.” Kwiatkowski, 34, was a cardiac technologist in 18 hospitals in seven states before being hired at New Hampshire’s Exeter Hospital in 2011. He had moved from job to job despite being fired at least four times over allegations of drug use and theft. Since his arrest last year, 46 people have been diagnosed with the same strain of hepatitis C he carries. Kwiatkowski admitted stealing painkillers and replacing them with salinefilled syringes tainted with his blood. He pleaded guilty in August to 16 federal drug charges. Before he was sentenced, Kwiatkowski said he was very sorry what he had done. Standing and turning to face his victims, he said his crimes were caused by an addiction to painkillers and alcohol. “There’s no excuse for

what I’ve done,” he said. “I know the pain and suffering I have caused.” Prosecutors asked for a 40-year sentence. Judge Joseph LaPlante said he cut the last year as a reminder that some people have the capacity for mercy and compassion. “It’s important for you to recognize and remember as you spend the next 39 years in prison to focus on the one year you didn’t get and try to develop that capacity in yourself,” LaPlante said. The victims spoke angrily and tearfully of the pain that Kwiatkowski had inflicted by giving them hepatitis C, a blood-borne virus that can cause liver disease and chronic health problems. Linda Ficken, 71, was one of two Kansas victims to attend the sentencing hearing. She underwent a cardiac catheterization at Hays Medical Center in 2010, and said she is haunted by the memory of Kwiatkowski standing at her bedside for more than an hour, applying pressure to the catheter’s entry site in her leg to control bleeding. Linwood Nelson, who was infected when he went in for a procedure at the Baltimore VA Medical Center in 2012, said Kwiatkowski “should receive the same punishment he gave us: the death penalty.”

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Euchre Game: Public welcome. Francis Vinyard VFW Post 2749, 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, 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 bi-monthly 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 to age 5. Kendallville Public Library, 221 S. Park Ave., Kendallville. 10 p.m. 343-2010

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Luckey Hospital Museum: The Luckey Hospital Museum began when Dr. James E. Luckey’s great-nieces Mary and Shirley decided to open a small museum to display their private collection. Both are retired RNs and have been collecting obsolete medical equipment for years. The collection has grown and expanded to include the entire first floor of the former hospital. Tours available by calling 635-2490 or 635-2256. Luckey Hospital Museum, U.S. 33 and S.R. 109, Wolf Lake. 10 a.m. Tablet & eReader Petting Zoo: Who doesn’t love a zoo? At our Tablet & eReader Petting Zoo, you’ll get to play with technology like an iPad, Kindle, Kindle Fire, Sony Reader, HansPad, Ematic, and Kyros 7. Ages 18 and up. Kendallville Public Library, 221 S. Park Ave., Kendallville. 1 p.m. 343-2010 Community Table: Free Meal & Groceries: Free supper the first and third Wednesdays. Free groceries given out at 7 p.m. Call the United Way at 347-6822 for more information. LaOtto Wesleyan Church, LaOtto. 6 p.m. Celebrate Recovery Meeting: Sessions deal with addictions and relationship issues. Stone’s Hill Community Church, 151 W. C.R. 550N, Ligonier. 6:30 p.m. Xi Delta Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi: Christmas meeting with gift exchange. Social Committee in charge. Home of Susan VanGorder, 305 Orchard Valley Drive, Avilla. 6 p.m.

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Scholarship benefit auction is Thursday AUBURN — The Auburn Business and Professional Women’s group will host a scholarship benefit auction Thursday at Bridgewater Golf Club. Doors open at 6 p.m. to preview items in the silent auction. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The event supports the scholarship fund open to students at DeKalb High School, Eastside High School and Angola High School. The Auburn Business and Professional Women’s group awards three scholarships each year to graduating seniors: • a BPW scholarship — to a student interested in the field of business; • the Sheila Hoch Scholarship — to a student pursuing an education in fine arts; and • the Bonnell Souder Scholarship — to a student pursuing a degree in the medical field. The group also sponsors a continuing education scholarship for adults. Admission to the event is $20, including dinner. Reservations can be made by calling Jan Ringler, 925-5109; Crystal Hite, 337-5127; or Kay Finchum, 925-3247.


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erroneous, duplicative or garbled. That raises the possibility that a patient could go to use their new coverage next January at the pharmacy or doctor’s office only to be told they are not in the system. “In addition to fixing the technical problems with the significant ‘back-end’ issues must also be resolved to ensure that coverage can begin on January 1,” said Karen Ignagni, president of America’s Health Insurance Plans, the largest industry trade group. “In particular, the ongoing problems with processing…enrollment files need to be fixed.” The next crucial deadline for the system is Dec. 23, two days before Christmas. Consumers must be enrolled by that date so their coverage can kick in on the first of the year. “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 trying

Noble County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution in November approving the use of vote centers. Like the County Council, the commissioners had no say in the plan itself. By law, the Board of Elections must approve the plan unanimously for it to be put in effect. Also Monday, the council approved by a 5-1 vote engaging Waggoner, Irwin & Scheele and Associates of Muncie to create job descriptions and

a pay structure for county employees at a cost not to exceed $50,000. The council hopes the firm can use some of the information on job classifications it already has put together to create a savings to the county. Councilman Tom Janes opposed hiring the firm. Councilman Mike Toles, who was present for the vote center resolution vote, had to leave for a job commitment before the vote on engaging the firm was taken.

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the costs of early voting. The council had no say in polling locations Monday. It only could pass a resolution approving or denying the use of vote centers in the county. Mawhorter said educational information on how vote centers will operate in the county will be made available to the public, and speakers about the plan will be available to address groups. The Board of Elections approved the plan. The

to sign up,” 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. was envisioned as the principal place for people in 36 states to buy insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care law. But its first few weeks were an embarrassment for the administration and its allies. Obama made Dec. 1 a self-imposed deadline to fix several significant problems and the administration organized a conference call with reporters Sunday to boast that 400 technical problems had been resolved. Officials, however, declined to say how many items remain on the to-do list. Even with the repairs in place, the site still won’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. Obama promised a few weeks ago that HealthCare. gov “will work much better on Nov. 30, Dec. 1, than it worked certainly on Oct. 1.” But, in trying to lower expectations, he said he could not guarantee that “100 percent of the people 100 percent of the time going on this website will have a perfectly seamless, smooth experience.” Obama rightly predicted errors would remain. The department reported the website was up and running 95 percent of the time last week — 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. But the administration gave itself a passing grade for meeting its goal of allowing 50,000 people to log onto the website at one time and more than 800,000 people to shop for insurance coverage each day. 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.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats running for re-election in Arkansas, Louisiana and other Republican-leaning states faced enough problems before President Barack Obama’s popularity swooned in November. Now they are awkwardly distancing themselves from him a year before the election, seeking the right balance between independence and betrayal. A popular president can help his party’s candidates for Congress and governor candidates in mid-term elections. But Democrats increasingly worry they could suffer losses, much as they did in 2010, Obama’s first mid-term elections. In a twist few expected, Republicans are still hammering the issue that fueled their successes in 2010: the health care overhaul they call Obamacare. They are making life especially uncomfortable for Democratic senators in states Obama lost. Sen. Mary Landrieu, facing a tough re-election bid in Louisiana, recently posed for photographers exiting Air Force One with Obama after flying from Washington to New Orleans. But she skipped the president’s public event there to attend a small-dollar fundraiser elsewhere, saying it had long been on her schedule. Other Democratic lawmakers are showing similar wariness, much to Republicans’ delight. “Vulnerable Democrats like having President Obama raising money for them in New York and Los Angeles, but avoid appearing on stage with him in their home states,” said Brad Dayspring, who helps run Republican senatorial campaigns. In nearly every state, Republicans are highlighting instances in which Democrats echoed Obama’s now-disproven claim that people could keep their health insurance plans if they wanted. To be sure, there’s nothing new about lawmakers keeping an uneasy space from presidents with poor or middling popularity ratings. Several Republicans made no mention of then-President George W. Bush in


Kay Hagan, D-N.C., along with other Democrats running for re-election in Arkansas, Louisiana and other Republican-leaning states, faced enough problems before President Barack Obama’s popularity swooned in November. Now they are awkwardly distancing themselves from him a year before the election, seeking the right balance between independence and betrayal.

their 2006 campaigns, and Bush was a bigger liability in 2008. Until recently, Obama’s personal popularity remained healthy even when many Americans disliked his policies. But Democrats are alarmed to see his approval ratings hit all-time lows in recent polls. Gallup found 39 percent of Americans approving Obama’s job performance in early November, and 53 percent disapproving. His numbers were slightly better two weeks later, but still far from what Democrats had hoped. Obama’s popularity is probably lower than 39 percent in states that voted against him. That’s where Democrats are struggling to keep their Senate majority, which Republicans will seize if they can gain six net seats. In Louisiana, which Obama lost to Mitt Romney by 17 percentage points, Landrieu generally has supported the 2010 health law revision. But she recently introduced legislation to let people keep individual health policies that don’t meet the new law’s minimum requirements. Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy, hoping to oust Landrieu next year, released an online video showing her with the president on

Air Force One. “She’s always been Barack Obama’s rubber stamp,” the announcer says. In Alaska, Democratic Sen. Mark Begich has not asked Obama to campaign for him. If Obama and other federal officials should visit Alaska, said Begich campaign manager Susanne Fleek-Green, the senator wants them to travel to the North Slope “so they understand the opportunities and challenges we face with oil and gas development.” Obama lost Alaska by 14 percentage points last year. Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor, seeking a third term in Arkansas, emphasizes his demands that the White House fix the health program’s troubled website and hold officials accountable for shortcomings. “I won’t let up until these problems are fixed,” Pryor told reporters after Obama hosted a White House meeting for all Democratic senators up for election in 2014. Obama lost Arkansas by 24 percentage points. Blanche Lincoln, the Democratic senator who sought re-election in 2010, was clobbered by Republican John Boozman, a fate Pryor hopes to avoid. Rep. Tom Cotton is the likely GOP nominee.

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expects to pick up more than 32 million packages on Monday, about a million more than Cyber Monday last year. And research firm comScore expects Cyber Monday sales of $2 billion, up from about $1.47 billion last year. Online sales account for about 10 percent of total holiday spending, which is expected to grow about 3.9 percent to $602.1 billion for the months of November and December. Joel Anderson, president and CEO of, said he anticipates Cyber Monday to be the site’s busiest day ever. He said 2013 is the “tipping point” for mobile traffic, which includes smartphones and tablets. More than half of’s traffic came from smartphones and tablets on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, Anderson said. And he expected the same to be true on Monday.

“2013 is the year online went mobile,” he said. Arthur Baynes, 30, was checking out email deals on his smartphone. The travel insurance claims adjuster from Richmond, Va., was looking for a new TV and Blu-Ray games for his younger relatives. “When I’m looking for something, I’ll look it up on my phone and then use the Amazon app on my iPad to buy,” he said Monday. “It’s just easier. I don’t have to sit down where my computer is.” Cyber Monday comes after retailers’ failed efforts to boost spending during the holiday weekend. They offered big discounts in early November, and several opened stores on Thanksgiving Day. But the retail federation predicts that spending fell for the first time ever, down 2.9 percent to $57.4 billion, during the four days that ended Sunday. About 81 percent of

retailers planned to offer deals specifically for Cyber Monday, according to the NRF’s online arm, called The name Cyber Monday was coined in 2005 by to push people to shop online. After retailers revved up deals for the day, it became the busiest online shopping day in 2010. But since then, more people shop online with faster Internet access, and retailers have expanded deals, stretching them into Cyber Week or even Cyber Month. This year, retailers such as Amazon and Walmart rolled out online deals beginning in November. Belus Capital management analyst Brian Sozzi said that’s the new normal, however. “The consumer has become immune to Cyber Monday and Cyber Week, they just want the discounts continually once the calendar hits November,” he said.


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Sarkisian returning to USC Orgeron passed up, abruptly resigns from interim post

MONDAY’S GAMES SAN ANTONIO ...................102 ATLANTA .................................100 WASHINGTON ......................98 ORLANDO ................................80

MONDAY’S GAMES MONTREAL.................................3 NEW JERSEY ............................2 WINNIPEG ..................................5 N.Y. RANGERS .........................2

Briefly • Fister traded to Nats DETROIT (AP) — The busy Detroit Tigers traded right-hander Doug Fister to the Washington Nationals for three players Monday night in a deal between teams with deep rotations. Detroit acquired infielder Steve Lombardozzi, minor league lefty Robbie Ray and reliever Ian Krol for Fister, a 14-game winner for the AL Central champions. Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski said the trade was not done to save money in hopes of keeping Max Scherzer beyond next season. “It gives us some flexibility for some other things we want to do,” he said on a conference call.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steve Sarkisian was named the head coach at Southern California on Monday, leaving Washington to return to the Trojans’ storied football program for another run at national titles. Two days after USC’s regular season ended with a home loss to UCLA, Trojans athletic director Pat Haden replaced interim coach Ed Orgeron with yet another assistant coach from Pete Carroll’s championship-winning era at the school. The 39-year-old Sarkisian is a Los Angeles-area native who went 34-29 in five seasons at Washington, rebuilding a decimated program into a bowl contender. He is the permanent replacement for Lane Kiffin, his former co-offensive coordinator at USC under Carroll. Sarkisian will be introduced at a news conference Tuesday. In a statement released by USC, the coach thanked the Huskies for his first head coaching opportunity. “I am extremely excited to be coming home to USC and for the opportunity that USC presents to win championships,” Sarkisian said. “I can’t wait to get started.” Kiffin was fired in late September and replaced by Orgeron, who didn’t get the permanent job from Haden despite going 6-2. Crosstown rival


In this file photo from Friday, Washington head coach Steve Sarkisian yells from the sidelines in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Washington State in Seattle. Sarkisian has accepted the Southern California coaching job, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke Monday on condition of anonymity because no official announcement had been made by either school.

UCLA trounced USC 35-14 last Saturday in what turned out to be the Trojans’ final game under Orgeron, who resigned Monday after failing to get the head job.

On The Air • SO C CE R Premier, West Ham vs. Cryst al Palace, N BCS N, 2:4 0 p.m. G I R LS BAS K ETBALL Fairfield vs. Angola, E S P N-F M 92.7, 7:1 5 p.m. Westview vs. Northridg e, michianasportsauthority. com, 7:1 5 p.m. COLLEGE BASKETBALL I P F W vs. Miami (Ohio), The Fan 13 8 0 AM, 6:4 5 p.m. Indiana vs. Syracuse, E S P N, WAW KF M 9 5.5, 7:1 5 p.m. Illinois vs. Georgia Tech, E S P N2, 7:1 5 p.m. Michigan vs. Duke, E S P N, 9:1 5 p.m. Notre Dame vs. Iowa, E S P N2, The Fan 1 0 6.7 F M, 9:1 5 p.m. N H L FO OTBALL Dallas vs. Chic ago, N BCS N, 8 p.m.


Thunder find scoring punch in win BY JAMES FISHER

Area Events • BOYS BASKETBALL Jimtown at The Howe School, 7:30 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL North Central (Ohio) at Hamilton, 7:30 p.m. DeKalb at Leo, 6 p.m. Fairfield at Angola, 6 p.m. Prairie Heights at Garrett, 6 p.m. Wawasee at West Noble, 6 p.m. Westview at Northridge, 6:15 p.m. Lakeland at East Noble, 6:15 p.m. WRESTLING Eastside at Fairfield, 6:30 p.m. SWIMMING Homestead at East Noble, 6 p.m. Angola at F.W. North Side, 6:30 p.m.

Haden didn’t immediately announce who will coach the Trojans in their bowl game later this month, but it could be Sarkisian, who immediately left

Washington. He also could bring a handful of Huskies assistants with him to USC. Haden said USC conducted a major search during the regular season, interviewing five coaches for the job. “We kept coming back to Sark,” Haden said. “He is the only one who was offered the job. I believe in my gut that he is the right coach for USC at this time. He embodies many of the qualities for which we looked. He is an innovative coach who recruits well and develops players. He is a proven and successful leader.” Orgeron turned himself into a candidate for the full-time job with an impressive revitalization of a program that had grown dour and stale when Haden fired Kiffin, who went 28-15, at the airport five games into the season. Orgeron’s tenure was highlighted by the Trojans’ victory over No. 5 Stanford last month, but his groundswell of support for the full-time job dissipated with a home loss to the Bruins. Haden said he spoke to Orgeron about remaining on Sarkisian’s staff, but Orgeron said he wants to be a head coach. In a school statement, Orgeron thanked “all the Trojan players and family members who have become close personal friends


Trine University junior Tyler Good had a game-high 17 points to go with four rebounds and two steals to lead the Thunder men’s basketball team to a 71-48 victory over Anderson Monday night at Hershey Hall in Angola.

ANGOLA — Basketball is a simple game. Score more points than your opponent and you win. Through the first three games of this season, the Trine University men’s basketball team averaged just 58 points and won just once. The Thunder scored a season-best 71 points on Monday on the way to a 71-48 victory over Anderson University. “We can’t win many games averaging 58 points,” said Trine coach Brooks Miller, in his third season at the helm of the Thunder. “We’ve tried to adjust our roles and have to continue to learn those roles.” Trine is adjusting to life without Ian Jackson, the fifth leading all-time scorer in school history. He graduated with 1,781 career points after averaging 21 points per game last season, which

not only led the Thunder, but the entire MIAA. “He made everyone around him better,” Miller said. “We’re searching for that now.” Junior Tyler Good scored 17 points to lead the Thunder against Anderson. “We asked him to guard their best player and lead us in scoring,” Miller said. “He’s embracing the role, and is the key to what we do.” Nick Tatu was 5-of-7 from 3-point range and finished with 16 points. The Thunder also got eight points from Tarvis Malone, six points and a team-high seven rebounds from Jared Holmquist, and six points and six rebounds from Jake Bagley. Anderson (0-6) was led by 11 points from Max Mollaun. The Thunder hit six triples in the opening half, four of those from Tatu. One of the triples came in the midst of an 11-0 run, where Good also had five points on strong play

inside. The run allowed Trine to lead by as many as 15 points. However, Anderson was able to piece together a 10-0 run of its own late in the half, closing the margin to 38-32 at the break. “It was the only stretch of the game I thought we played hard,” said Anderson coach Owen Handy. “We didn’t compete, and Trine played very well.” Anderson would be limited to just one point in the first 4 1/2 minutes of the second half as Trine again pulled away. Bagley opened the second half with a 3-pointer, Holmquist had a traditional 3-point play and Good made 3-of-4 free throws as the Thunder led 47-33. The Thunder took their lead to 20 points with just under 14 minutes to play following a 3-pointer by Malone. Trine improved to 2-2 on the season. The Thunder opened the season SEE THUNDER, PAGE B2

Wizards down Magic WASHINGTON (AP) — Trevor Ariza scored 24 points, John Wall had 16 points and 13 assists, and the Washington Wizards beat the Orlando Magic 98-80 on Monday night. Nene scored 14 points and Marcin Gortat finished with 13 as Washington (9-9) got to .500 for the first time since it split its first four games of the 2009-10 season. With top scorer Bradley Beal out of the lineup for the fifth straight game, Ariza supplied the offense. He was 8 for 9 from the field and made each of his four 3-point attempts, three off passes from Wall. The Wizards have won seven of nine and are 4-1 since Beal went out with a leg injury. Arron Afflalo scored 21 points for Orlando, and Victor Oladipo added 13 points and six rebounds in a special game for the rookie. Oladipo was born in nearby Silver Spring, Md., and raised in Upper Marlboro, Md. Rookie Maurice Harkless had a career-high 16 points, but the Magic still lost for the ninth time in 12 games. Washington outscored Orlando 30-19 in the second quarter to take a 52-41 lead at the break.

The Magic scored six straight points to pull to 62-55 in the second half, but the Wizards responded with a 9-0 run. Gortat keyed the surge with a pair of jumpers and Wall had a big jumper and a 3-pointer. Washington stretched its lead to as many as 19 points in the fourth quarter. Ariza helped the Wizards get off to a fast start, making two 3-pointers and a fast-break dunk during Washington’s game-opening 15-2 run. The surge by the Wizards set the stage for a see-saw first half. Oladipo steadied Orlando with seven quick points. Then, with Wall on the bench, Afflalo scored the final eight points of a 10-0 run that bridged the quarters and gave Orlando a 24-22 early in the second quarter. The Magic stretched their advantage to five points. But Wall helped the Wizards get back on track offensively and regain the lead for good. Ariza, Nene and Wall combined for all the points as Washington scored 24 in the final 6:07 of the half. When Wall hit an off-balance 3-pointer at the buzzer, the Wizards had an 11-point lead.


Shepard receives Colts’ award Prairie Heights High School senior Zach Shepard, left, received his award for making the Indianapolis Colts’ 2013 Indiana High School Academic All-Star football team from former Colts player David Thornton Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium. He was announced to the crowd in pre-game festivities and took part in the Academic All-Star team photo on the field prior to the Colts’ game with the Tennessee Titans. Shepard even helped out in holding up the American flag during the national anthem.




Brown gets 2nd chance with Colts INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colts running back Donald Brown waited patiently for a chance to start this season. When he finally did, Brown delivered. The strong, silent running back who spent 4½ seasons trying to break through finally did Sunday, rushing for 46 of his 54 yards on the Colts’ final drive and scoring Indy’s only touchdown in a 22-14 victory over Tennessee that put them on the verge of an eighth AFC South title in 11 years. “I knew regardless of what happened, my number would get called in some form or fashion,” Brown said Monday. “When it is, you just make the most of it.” Coach Chuck Pagano was so impressed with Brown’s effort that he said Monday that Brown would start again this weekend when the AFC South-leading Colts (8-4) visit AFC North-leading Cincinnati (8-4) — a pivotal game for playoff seeding. Brown has seen just about everything in his 4½ seasons in the league. As a rookie, he was part of a team chasing perfection on its way to an AFC title. Two years ago, he endured the ignominy of an 0-13 start and the chase of imperfection. Last year, he was part of the second-greatest turnaround in league history, and now the Colts are one win, or one Titans loss, away from clinching their eighth division crown in 11 years. But for most of that time, Brown has watched those things happened — and this season has been no different. When starting running back Vick Ballard went down with a seasonending knee injury after the season opener, Indy turned to offseason acquisition Ahmad Bradshaw. When Bradshaw was lost with a season-ending neck injury after Week 3, the newly acquired Trent Richardson inherited the


Indianapolis Colts’ Donald Brown (31) celebrates with teammates Mario Harvey (54) and Joe Reitz (76) following

job even though he was still learning the offense. And as Richardson’s struggles continued and the patience of fans waned, the Colts continued to make Brown the change-of-pace guy. Brown never complained. Instead, he just kept working, knowing his chance would come. “He is the ultimate team guy,” NFL sacks leader Robert Mathis said. “He doesn’t like to talk about himself because he’s not his favorite subject. He just goes to work and he just lets his play do all the talking.” Brown prefers it that way. But this was not the plan Indy had when it took the UConn star with the 27th overall pick in 2009. Back

a 4-yard touchdown run during the second half of an NFL game against Tennessee on Sunday in Indianapolis.

then, the Colts envisioned Brown becoming the workhorse back and the eventual replacement for Joseph Addai. Though he never quite lived up to the billing, he refused to give up and became one of the most respected guys in the locker room. “He’s a great pro. He’s reliable. He’s accountable,” Pagano said. It’s been tough. Brown started only nine times in his first two seasons, running for just 778 combined yards and five touchdowns. Even in 2011, with Peyton Manning out and the Colts’ offense sputtering, Brown was one of the lone bright spots averaging 4.8 yards on 134

carries. Yet he still found himself playing behind Addai and making only two starts. It looked like Brown might get another chance when Indy cleaned house last season and kept Brown around. Instead, after taking Luck’s first NFL pass for a long touchdown in the 2012 preseason opener, Brown lost the starting job to Ballard when he got hurt and never won it back. Brown finished the season with 57 carries for 324 yards and three TDs. Critics have long complained Brown can’t pass block, pointing to a blown pickup on fourth down late in a loss to Miami in Week 2 as

Jets pull away from Rangers NEW YORK (AP) — Olli Jokinen broke a tie with 7:18 left in the third period and then netted an insurance goal moments later to lift the Winnipeg Jets to a 5-2 victory over the New York Rangers and rookie goalie Cam Talbot on Monday night. Jokinen, a former Rangers player who also assisted on Devin Setoguchi’s tying goal in the second period, gathered the puck after a strange carom off the end boards. He then fired a shot past Talbot, who got a surprise second straight start over No. 1 goalie Henrik Lundqvist, to make it 3-2. Jokinen then squeezed his sixth of the season between Talbot’s pads with 1:54 left. Talbot had won six straight starts, including a victory Saturday over Vancouver in his Madison Square Garden debut when he made a careerbest 35 saves. Talbot hadn’t allowed more than two goals in his first seven starts, a Rangers record. John Albert also scored in his NHL debut and Blake Wheeler added an empty-net goal in the final minute for Winnipeg, which got 35 saves from Ondrej Pavelec in the fourth-game of

one illustration, and that he didn’t hit holes hard enough. Today, those same people champion Brown’s patience to set up blocks, something they don’t believe Richardson has done well enough. Richardson is averaging 2.8 yards per carry since coming over from Cleveland in a September trade, while Brown has thrived in mostly limited action. He rushed three times for 65 yards at Jacksonville, six times for 37 yards against Seattle, three times for 15 yards at San Diego, six times for 49 yards at Houston and 14 times for 80 yards and two TDs at Tennessee before Sundays’ showing. Indy’s only lost just one game during that stretch — to the Chargers. And Brown doesn’t have any plans to change things now. “Just staying the course,” he said when asked what’s different this year. “Knock on wood, staying healthy, staying strong. Just obviously studying the game plan inside and out. It’s knowing what everybody else is doing and then obviously knowing what the defense is going to do. It’s just studying, staying healthy and just staying patient.” Notes: Pagano said Daniel “Boom” Herron will have surgery for a torn pectoral muscle and will be placed on season-injured reserve. … Starting defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois is expected to miss two to four weeks after being diagnosed with a partially torn plantar fascia. … Pagano also said Jeff Linkenbach, who started at right guard Sunday, has a slight tear in his quad and is listed as week-to-week. … The Colts are planning to ease three other injured players — cornerbacks Josh Gordy (groin) and Greg Toler (groin) and backup linebacker Kavell Conner (ankle) back into practice this week in hopes all three could play against the Bengals.

SARKISIAN: New Trojan coach good at developing quarterbacks FROM PAGE B1

during my 11 years at USC. I am especially proud of this year’s team and coaching staff, who had to start a new season and then bonded, played together as a family and competed like Trojans.” USC players were told not to speak to reporters after leaving a team meeting with Haden, but many went online to post mixed feelings about the move. “Words can’t explain how I’m feeling right now…. just lost a father. Way more than a coach,” tweeted USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams, who was named to the all-Pac-12 first team Monday. Orgeron recruited Williams out of his native Florida. “I’m on board Sark was very close to getting me to come with him to U Dub,” USC freshman tailback Justin Davis tweeted. Sarkisian takes over one of college football’s crown jewel programs, a five-time AP national champion with a lengthy history of national prominence. He also inherits a roster stocked with solid talent by Kiffin and Orgeron, yet still laboring under the last of NCAA sanctions stemming from violations during Carroll’s era. Next season is USC’s last year of scholarship limitations, keeping the Trojans with just 75 scholarship players on their roster — 10 fewer than other schools. Sarkisian was on Carroll’s staff as the quarterbacks coach for USC’s national title in 2003. He left for one season with the Oakland Raiders while the Trojans won another title in 2004, but returned for the next four seasons at USC before Washington called. Sarkisian played a major role in the Trojans’ development of a string of standout quarterbacks, coaching Heisman Trophy winners

Local Sports Briefs • Youth Baseball/Softball Academy to host holiday camps ELKHART — The Eastlake Chargers Baseball/Softball Academy will be hosting two camps just after Christmas at its facility on 3400 Henke Road: a catchers camp Dec. 28 and 29 and a hitting camp Dec. 29 and 30. The catchers camp will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 28 and from 1-3 p.m. on Dec. 29. The camp will be run by Taylor University assistant coach Rhett Goodmiller. The Major League Hitting Camp will be run by Houston Astros hitting coach John Mallee. The camp will last from 4-6:30 p.m. on Dec. 29 and from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 30. Space is limited for both camps. Register online at To get more information and ask questions, email or call (574) 264-0611.

Middle School Basketball DeKalb 8th graders top Garrett AP

Winnipeg Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec (31) of the Czech Republic makes a save as Winnipeg Jets center Olli Jokinen (12) of Finland

defends and New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) skates toward the goal in the second period in New York on Monday.

the Jets’ six-game road trip (3-1). Mats Zuccarello and Ryan Callahan

had goals for New York. Talbot made 25 saves.

THUNDER: Play Illinois Tech Sat. FROM PAGE B1

with a victory over Earlham College (63-51), but the team was coming off losses to Manchester University (67-61) and Heidelberg, Ohio (74-51). “We just have to stay focused and have to keep

battling every day at what we know we can do,” Miller said. Trine is on the road this Saturday and Sunday with afternoon games at Illinois Tech and Elmhurst (Ill.). The squad returns home on Dec. 14 to face North Park.

GARRETT — DeKalb’s eighth-grade boys basketball team improved to 2-0 on the season with a 50-23 victory over Garrett on Monday night. Alec Brunson and Colin Goebel led the Patriots with eight points apiece. Boone Bacon and Logan Kruse each added seven points apiece for the Patriots while Jared Reutebuch had six points. Adam Ellert added four points with Troy Hickman and Jackson Pyck Hontz each adding a 3-point basket. Logan Petre and Marshall Beard finished the scoring with a basket each.

Patriots 7th boys rout Locomotives GARRETT — DeKalb’s seventh-graders also improved to 2-0 on the season with a 42-24 victory over Garrett Monday. Bryce Handshoe led the Patriots with eight points. Ben Christiansen, Cade Molargik, Kyle Dunham and Bailey Clark each chipped in six points apiece. Dalton Smith had five points while Spencer Whan and Luke Hansen added two points each. Tyler Stuckey made a free throw to finish the scoring for DeKalb.

DeKalb tops Fremont in 6th-grade tilt

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FREMONT — DeKalb won the first game in dominant fashion Monday night, going on the road to defeat Fremont, 59-8. Evan Ostrowski led the Patriots with 16 points while Caleb Nixon was right behind him with 15 points. Hoyt Stafford scored seven points, Kenlee Kruse had six points, Evan Eshbach had five points, Easton Rhodes and Carmin Rieke had four points each, and Karter Dick had two points. Fremont won the second game of the night, 27-25. Dick scored eight points, Lance Barnhart had seven points, Harrison Beard and Landon Spallinger both had four points, and Trevor Wineland had two points each.



Boys Basketball Standings Northeast Hoosier Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Norwell 0 0 1 0 Columbia City 0 0 1 1 DeKalb 0 0 1 1 Homestead 0 0 1 1 New Haven 0 0 0 0 Bellmont 0 0 0 2 Carroll 0 0 0 2 East Noble 0 0 0 2 Saturday’s Results DeKalb 43, Eastside 26 Lakeland 62, East Noble 49 Homestead 70, Merrillville 42 Norwell 64, Adams Central 51 Penn 69, Carroll 56 Warsaw 46, Columbia City 35 Woodlan 62, Bellmont 40 Tuesday’s Games Northrop at New Haven Friday’s Games Columbia City at Northrop DeKalb at FW North Side Blackhawk Christian at New Haven Concordia at Carroll Homestead at Warsaw Saturday, Dec. 7 Bellmont at Whitko Tuesday, Dec. 10 Churubusco at Columbia City Northrop at Carroll Homestead at FW South Side Leo at DeKalb

Carroll 0 0 1 3 Bellmont 0 0 0 4 Friday’s Results DeKalb 54, Northrop 53 Carroll 61, Bishop Dwenger 40 Columbia City 57, FW North Side 36 Homestead 83, Huntington North 52 Saturday’s Results Concordia 60, New Haven 25 Tuesday’s Games DeKalb at Leo Lakeland at East Noble Bellmont at Concordia Bishop Dwenger at Columbia City Snider at Carroll Wednesday’s Game New Haven at Wayne Thursday’s Game Homestead at Norwell Saturday’s Games New Haven at East Noble DeKalb at Bellmont Columbia City at Carroll Monday’s Game Marion at Carroll Tuesday, Dec. 10 FW North Side at New Haven

Northeast Corner Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L West Noble 0 0 2 0 Angola 0 0 1 0 Fairfield 0 0 1 0 Lakeland 0 0 1 0 Eastside 0 0 1 1 Hamilton 0 0 1 1 Westview 0 0 1 1 Central Noble 0 0 0 1 Churubusco 0 0 0 1 Fremont 0 0 0 1 Prairie Heights 0 0 0 1 Saturday’s Results Angola 46, Wawasee 44 DeKalb 43, Eastside 26 Lakeland 62, East Noble 49 Garrett 62, Prairie Heights 51 Blackhawk Christian 85, Fremont 60 Hamilton 67, Clinton Christian 52 Northridge 54, Westview 50 West Noble 76, Bethany Christian 42 Friday’s Games Central Noble at Angola Churubusco at Westview Eastside at Canterbury Fairfield at Prairie Heights Fremont at Lakeland Hamilton at Elkhart Christian Saturday’s Games Bethany Christian at Prairie Heights Lakeland Christian at Hamilton Wawasee at West Noble Tuesday, Dec. 10 Churubusco at Columbia City Eastside at Blackhawk Christian Elkhart Christian at Prairie Heights Garrett at Fremont The Howe School at Hamilton Lakeland at Fairfield Whitko at Central Noble Woodlan at Angola

Northeast Corner Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Angola 3 0 3 3 Fairfield 1 0 3 1 Westview 1 0 3 1 Lakeland 2 1 4 2 West Noble 2 1 3 2 Fremont 1 1 3 1 Churubusco 1 1 2 4 Prairie Heights 1 2 3 3 Hamilton 0 2 1 2 Central Noble 0 2 0 4 Eastside 0 2 0 4 Friday’s Results Angola 47, Lakeland 36 Churubusco 69, Eastside 46 Fairfield 45, Wawasee 22 West Noble 45, Fremont 38 Westview 60, Prairie Heights 41 Saturday’s Results Prairie Heights 59, Wawasee 46 Monday’s Result Central Noble, Blackhawk Christian Tuesday’s Games Adams Central at Churubusco Fairfield at Angola Lakeland at East Noble North Central (Ohio) at Hamilton Prairie Heights at Garrett Wawasee at West Noble Westview at Northridge Wednesday’s Games Fremont at Heritage Woodlan at Eastside Thursday’s Games Blackhawk Christian at Churubusco Westview at Bremen Friday’s Games Prairie Heights at Bethany Christian Saturday’s Games Angola at Central Noble Lakeland at Fremont West Noble at Eastside Westview at Churubusco Prairie Heights at Fairfield Lakeland Christian at Hamilton Tuesday, Dec. 10 Concord at Lakeland Central Noble at Bethany Christian Westview at Elkhart Christian Goshen at West Noble

Allen County Athletic Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Leo 0 0 1 0 Adams Central 0 0 1 1 Bluffton 0 0 1 1 Garrett 0 0 1 1 South Adams 0 0 1 1 Woodlan 0 0 1 1 Heritage 0 0 0 0 Southern Wells 0 0 0 1 Saturday’s Results Garrett 62, Prairie Heights 51 Norwell 64, Adams Central 51 Blackford 69, Bluffton 62 Leo 79, Whitko 46 South Adams 74, Daleville 33 Woodlan 62, Bellmont 40 Tuesday’s Games Wayne at Heritage Muncie Burris at South Adams Friday’s Games Leo at Heritage South Adams at Bluffton Southern Wells at Adams Central Woodlan at Garrett Saturday, Dec. 7 Bluffton at Jay County Tuesday, Dec. 10 Garrett at Fremont Heritage at Lakewood Park Leo at DeKalb Southern Wells at Eastbrook Union City at Adams Central Woodlan at Angola

Allen County Athletic Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Garrett 1 0 6 0 Leo 1 0 4 0 South Adams 1 0 4 0 Southern Wells 1 0 2 3 Woodlan 0 1 4 1 Heritage 0 1 2 2 Adams Central 0 1 1 3 Bluffton 0 1 1 5 Friday’s Results Garrett 67, Woodlan 37 Leo 48, Heritage 40 South Adams 53, Bluffton 33 Saturday’s Result Southern Wells 54, Adams Central 48 Tuesday’s Games Adams Central at Churubusco DeKalb at Leo Mississinewa at Southern Wells Prairie Heights at Garrett Wednesday’s Games Fremont at Heritage Woodlan at Eastside Thursday’s Game Muncie Burris at South Adams Saturday’s Games Garrett at Leo South Adams at Heritage Woodlan at Adams Central Southern Wells at Bluffton Tuesday, Dec. 10 Wes-Del at Bluffton Winchester at South Adams

Boys State Basketball Polls

Girls State Basketball Polls

The Associated Press Top 10 Indiana high school boys basketball teams, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through games of December 2nd, rating points and previous rankings: Class 4A W-L Pts Prv 1. Carmel (12) 1-0 322 1 2. Ev. Harrison (1) 1-0 255 2 3. Indpls Pike (1) 2-0 224 7 4. Columbus North (1) 1-0 201 4 5. Indpls Cathedral 0-0 187 3 6. Munster 2-0 153 8t 7. Indpls Tech 1-1 129 5 8. Marion (1) 1-0 121 8t 9. Indpls N. Central 0-1 88 6 10. Hamilton Southeastern1-0 69 NR Others receiving votes: Kokomo 50. Lawrence North 49. Jeffersonville 35. Indpls Ben Davis 32. Lake Central (1) 20. S. Bend Adams 14. Ev. Reitz 13. Concord 13. Chesterton 9. Richmond 9. Crown Point 8. Ft. Wayne North 8. Merrillville 7. Mooresville 6. Bloomington North 6. Warren Central 6. Plymouth 6. Class 3A W-L Pts Prv 1. Greensburg (13) 2-0 322 1 2. Bowman Acad. (4) 1-0 256 7 3. Guerin Catholic 0-0 243 2 4. Ft. Wayne Concordia 1-0 236 3 5. Ev. Bosse 0-0 181 4t 6. Brownstown 0-0 154 6 7. Batesville 1-0 150 8 8. Frankfort 1-0 101 9 9. Indpls Brebeuf 0-0 89 10 10. Hamilton Hts. 2-0 56 NR Others receiving votes: New Haven 41. Andrean 39. Tippecanoe Valley 38. Mt. Vernon (Posey) 30. Muncie Central 19. Corydon 19. Danville 14. Vincennes 13. Southridge 13. Gary Wallace 8. Ft. Wayne Luers 6. N. Harrison 6. Lebanon 6. Class 2A W-L Pts Prv 1. Indpls Park Tudor (14)1-0 332 1 2. Wapahani (1) 1-0 267 2 3. Hammond Noll 1-0 248 3 4. Speedway 1-0 228 4 5. Tipton (1) 0-0 177 5 6. Sullivan 1-0 139 7 7. Linton-Stockton (1) 1-0 134 6 8. Providence 1-0 121 9 9. Frankton 2-0 100 8 10. Clarksville 1-0 58 NR Others receiving votes: Hagerstown 45. Indpls Broad Ripple 43. Perry Central 41. Indpls Scecina 31. Ev. Mater Dei 20. F.W. Canterbury 16. Paoli 13. Whiting 8. Fountain Central 7. Crawford Co. 6. Westview 6. Class A W-L Pts Prv 1. Barr-Reeve (11) 1-0 302 1 2. Lafayette Catholic (1) 0-0 246 2 3. Borden (1) 2-0 224 3 4. Triton 1-0 216 6 5. Kouts (2) 2-0 199 9 6. Liberty Christian (1) 2-0 155 8 7. Waldron 1-0 124 10 8. Mich. City Marquette 1-2 118 4 9. Tindley 2-0 62 NR 10. Pioneer 0-1 55 5 Others receiving votes: Orleans 44. Clay City 42. Rockville 33. Rossville 31. Morgan Twp. 29. Ev. Day 25. Loogootee 23. N. Daviess 21. Bethany Christian (1) 20. S. Central (LaPorte) 14. FW Blackhawk 10. Lakewood Park 9. Covington 8. Rock Creek Academy 8. Wes-Del 8. Dubois 8. Tecumseh 6.

The Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association Top 10 basketball teams, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 1 and previous rankings: Class 4A W-L Pts Prv 1. Bedford N.Lawr. (14) 5-0 149 1 2. Lawrence North (1) 4-0 134 3 3. Indpls Roncalli 4-0 107 4 4. Homestead 4-0 91 5 5. Columbus North 3-1 80 2 6. Penn 4-0 56 7 7. Logansport 4-0 54 6 8. Westfield 5-0 44 9 9. Center Grove 5-0 43 8 10. LaPorte 4-0 23 T10 Others receiving votes: Pike 21, Franklin Central 11, Bloomington South 6, Mooresville 2, Brownsburg 2, Ben Davis 1, Merrillville 1. Class 3A W-L Pts Prv 1. Rushville (11) 4-0 136 1 2. Ev. Mater Dei (3) 3-0 126 2 3. Norwell 4-0 113 3 4. Western 4-0 84 5 5. F.W. Concordia 2-1 71 4 6. Princeton 4-0 69 6 7. Benton Central 4-0 58 7 8. Madison 4-0 44 8 9. NorthWood 3-1 21 9 10. Ft. Wayne Luers 4-1 20 10 Others receiving votes: Garrett 14, Western Boone 10, Washington 3, Leo 1. Class 2A W-L Pts Prv 1. Heritage Chr. (14) 6-0 140 1 2. Triton Central 4-0 119 2 3. F.W. Canterbury 4-0 117 3 4. Tipton 3-0 95 4 5. Eastern Hancock 4-0 83 5 6. Knightstown 7-0 71 7 7. Paoli 3-0 48 9 8. Indpls Ritter 3-1 30 6 9. Wabash 4-1 22 8 10. Sheridan 5-0 21 NR Others receiving votes: Providence 5, Riverton Parke 4, Forest Park 3, Eastern (Pekin) 3, Wapahani 2, Lapel 1, South Adams 1. Class A W-L Pts Prv 1. Oregon-Davis (11) 3-0 137 1 2. S’western-Shelby (3) 4-0 126 2 3. Vincennes Rivet 4-0 115 3 4. Lafayette Catholic 3-1 88 5 5. Culver 6-0 78 6 6. Barr-Reeve 2-1 59 4 7. N. Daviess 4-0 33 NR 8. Jac-Cen-Del 4-1 27 9 9. W. Central 3-0 22 NR 10. Dubois 2-2 21 7 Others receiving votes: Receiving Votes: Tri 18, Randolph Southern 14, Attica 11, New Washington 10, Triton 6, Wood Memorial 4, Carroll (Flora) 1.

Girls Basketball Standings Northeast Hoosier Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Homestead 0 0 4 0 Norwell 0 0 4 0 Columbia City 0 0 4 1 DeKalb 0 0 3 1 East Noble 0 0 2 1 New Haven 0 0 3 2

Men’s College Hoops Poll The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 1, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking: Rcd Pts Prv 1. Michigan St. (63) 7-0 1,623 1 2. Arizona (2) 7-0 1,547 4 3. Kentucky 7-1 1,473 3 4. Syracuse 7-0 1,375 8 5. Ohio St. 6-0 1,340 7 6. Kansas 6-1 1,240 2 7. Louisville 6-1 1,139 9 8. Wisconsin 8-0 1,094 10 9. Oklahoma St. 7-1 1,070 5 10. Duke 6-2 1,021 6 11. Wichita St. 8-0 911 12 12. UConn 7-0 836 13 13. Oregon 7-0 801 14 14. Villanova 7-0 785 — 15. Florida 6-1 758 15 16. Memphis 5-1 748 21 17. Iowa St. 5-0 623 17

18. UCLA 7-0 548 19 19. Gonzaga 7-1 380 11 20. Baylor 7-1 377 18 21. UMass 6-0 274 24 22. Michigan 5-2 223 22 23. Iowa 7-1 171 23 24. San Diego St. 5-1 150 — 25. Dayton 6-1 90 — Others receiving votes: Indiana 74, Virginia 73, New Mexico 71, North Carolina 62, Florida St. 40, Boise St. 36, Pittsburgh 36, VCU 30, Charlotte 20, Colorado 17, Creighton 17, Missouri 16, Harvard 10, Illinois 10, Cincinnati 8, Mississippi 3, George Washington 2, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 2, Xavier 1.

Women’s College Hoops Poll The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 1, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking: Rcd Pts Prv 1. UConn (36) 9-0 900 1 2. Duke 8-0 864 2 3. Tennessee 7-0 807 3 4. Notre Dame 6-0 769 5 5. Kentucky 8-0 752 7 6. Stanford 7-1 737 6 7. Louisville 7-1 675 4 8. Maryland 7-1 650 8 9. Baylor 6-0 642 9 10. Penn St. 5-1 528 13 11. Colorado 6-0 480 14 12. South Carolina 7-0 442 17 13. LSU 6-1 441 15 14. Oklahoma St. 7-0 370 19 15. Nebraska 6-1 330 10 16. Purdue 5-1 293 16 17. Oklahoma 4-2 290 18 18. North Carolina 6-2 283 11 19. Georgia 8-0 280 22 20. Iowa St. 6-0 249 23 21. California 5-2 216 20 22. Syracuse 8-0 132 — 23. Texas A&M 4-2 131 12 24. Gonzaga 4-1 125 24 25. Iowa 8-1 93 — Others receiving votes: Michigan St. 88, Florida St. 33, Arizona St. 31, Texas 19, Arkansas 10, Marquette 9, West Virginia 8, Georgia Tech 6, UTEP 6, Northwestern 5, Middle Tennessee 2, San Diego 2, BYU 1, Bowling Green 1.

NFL 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 5 7 0 .417 237 297 Washington 3 9 0 .250 269 362 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 24, Washington 17 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.

College Football Schedule Thursday, Dec. 5 Louisville at Cincinnati, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 MIDWEST Mid-American championship, Bowling Green vs. Northern Illinois, at Detroit, 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 EAST Memphis at UConn, 1 p.m. South Florida at Rutgers, 7:30 p.m. SOUTH Conference USA championship, Marshall at Rice, Noon Southern U. at Jackson St., 2 p.m. SEC championship, Missouri vs. Auburn, at Atlanta, 4 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette at South Alabama, 8 p.m. ACC championship, Duke vs. Florida St., Charlotte, N.C., 8 p.m. MIDWEST Big Ten championship, Ohio St. vs. Michigan St. at Indianapolis, 8 p.m. SOUTHWEST Oklahoma at Oklahoma St., Noon UCF at SMU, Noon SWAC championship, Jackson St. vs. Southern U., at Houston, 2 p.m. Texas at Baylor, 3:30 p.m. FAR WEST Pac-12 championship, Stanford at Arizona St., 8 p.m. Mountain West championship, Utah St. vs. Fresno St. at TBA, 10 p.m. FCS PLAYOFFS Second Round Fordham at Towson, 1 p.m. Coastal Carolina at Montana, 2 p.m. New Hampshire at Maine, 2 p.m. Tennessee State at Eastern Illinois, 2 p.m. Furman at North Dakota St., 3:30 p.m. South Dakota State at Eastern Washington, 4 p.m. Jacksonville State at McNeese State, 7 p.m. Sam Houston State at Southeastern Louisiana, 8 p.m.

NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Toronto 6 10 .375 Boston 7 12 .368 Philadelphia 6 12 .333 Brooklyn 5 12 .294 New York 3 13 .188 Southeast Division W L Pct

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Miami 14 3 .824 — Washington 9 9 .500 5½ Atlanta 9 10 .474 6 Charlotte 8 10 .444 6½ Orlando 6 11 .353 8 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 15 3 .833 — Houston 13 5 .722 2 Dallas 10 8 .556 5 New Orleans 8 8 .500 6 Memphis 8 8 .500 6 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Portland 14 3 .824 — Oklahoma City 12 3 .800 1 Denver 10 6 .625 3½ Minnesota 9 10 .474 6 Utah 3 15 .167 11½ Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 12 6 .667 — Golden State 10 8 .556 2 Phoenix 9 8 .529 2½ L.A. Lakers 9 9 .500 3 Sacramento 4 11 .267 6½ 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 114, L.A. Lakers 108 Monday’s Games Washington 98, Orlando 80 New Orleans at Chicago, late San Antonio 102, Atlanta 100 Houston at Utah, late Indiana at Portland, late 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. Wednesday’s Games Denver at Cleveland, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Houston, 8 p.m. Detroit at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Dallas at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Indiana at Utah, 9 p.m. San Antonio vs. Minnesota at Mexico City, Mexico, 9:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Portland, 10 p.m.

NBA Summaries ORLANDO (80) Afflalo 10-16 1-1 21, Davis 1-8 0-0 2, Vucevic 5-11 0-0 10, Moore 1-8 4-4 6, Oladipo 4-12 5-6 13, Nicholson 0-2 4-4 4, Price 1-4 2-2 5, Harkless 7-13 1-2 16, Maxiell 0-0 0-0 0, Lamb 1-2 0-0 3, Jones 0-1 0-0 0, O’Quinn 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-77 17-19 80. WASHINGTON (98) Webster 2-6 0-0 5, Nene 5-12 4-5 14, Gortat 4-7 5-6 13, Wall 5-14 4-4 16, Ariza 8-9 4-4 24, Vesely 0-3 2-6 2, Singleton 4-7 2-2 11, Maynor 1-4 0-0 2, Booker 3-6 0-0 6, Rice Jr. 1-3 2-2 5, Seraphin 0-1 0-0 0, Temple 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 33-73 23-29 98. Orlando 22 19 20 19—80 Washington 22 30 23 23—98 3-Point Goals—Orlando 3-15 (Lamb 1-1, Price 1-2, Harkless 1-4, Afflalo 0-1, Nicholson 0-1, Moore 0-3, Oladipo 0-3), Washington 9-13 (Ariza 4-4, Wall 2-4, Rice Jr. 1-1, Webster 1-2, Singleton 1-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Orlando 44 (Vucevic 8), Washington 51 (Ariza, Nene, Singleton 6). Assists—Orlando 14 (Price 4), Washington 21 (Wall 13). Total Fouls—Orlando 24, Washington 22. A—12,809 (20,308). ATLANTA (100) Carroll 7-11 0-0 17, Millsap 6-20 1-1 15, Horford 9-16 0-0 18, Teague 6-13 4-4 19, Williams 5-14 0-0 10, Martin 2-7 0-0 6, Brand 3-4 0-0 6, Mack 3-7 0-0 7, Scott 0-1 0-0 0, Jenkins 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 42-96 5-5 100. SAN ANTONIO (102) Leonard 2-7 0-0 4, Duncan 10-15 3-4 23, Splitter 5-9 1-1 11, Parker 7-11 0-0 15, Green 1-7 0-0 3, Ginobili 2-7 5-6 10, Diaw 7-9 1-2 16, Ayres 0-0 1-2 1, Belinelli 6-9 0-0 13, Mills 2-4 1-2 6, Bonner 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 42-78 12-17 102. Atlanta 23 26 22 29—100 San Antonio 25 25 23 29—102 3-Point Goals—Atlanta 11-31 (Teague 3-4, Carroll 3-5, Martin 2-5, Millsap 2-6, Mack 1-2, Scott 0-1, Jenkins 0-2, Williams 0-6), San Antonio 6-18 (Parker 1-1, Diaw 1-2, Mills 1-2, Belinelli 1-2, Ginobili 1-4, Green 1-5, Leonard 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Atlanta 43 (Millsap 14), San Antonio 52 (Duncan 21). Assists— Atlanta 22 (Teague 7), San Antonio 27 (Parker, Ginobili 7). Total Fouls— Atlanta 19, San Antonio 10. A—17,318 (18,797).

NBADL Standings Central Division W L Pct GB Rio Grande Valley 4 0 1.000 — Iowa 3 1 .750 1 Sioux Falls 3 1 .750 1 Texas 3 1 .750 1 Austin 1 2 .333 2½ Tulsa 0 4 .000 4 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 Sunday’s Games Austin 114, Delaware 102 Fort Wayne 97, Erie 90 Los Angeles 131, Bakersfield 96 Monday’s Games Rio Grande Valley 145, Texas 116 Tuesday’s Games Delaware at Rio Grande Valley, 8 p.m.

NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W LOTPts GF GA Boston 27 18 7 2 38 75 55 Montreal 28 16 9 3 35 76 59 Detroit 28 14 7 7 35 78 73 Tampa Bay 26 16 9 1 33 76 66 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 LOTPts GF GA Pittsburgh 28 18 9 1 37 86 64 Washington 27 14 11 2 30 82 78 NY Rangers 28 14 14 0 28 62 71 New Jersey 28 11 12 5 27 61 67 Philadelphia 27 12 13 2 26 57 65 Carolina 27 10 12 5 25 57 78 Columbus 27 10 14 3 23 67 80 NY Islanders 27 8 15 4 20 72 93 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W LOTPts GF GA Chicago 28 20 4 4 44102 76 St. Louis 25 18 4 3 39 89 57 Colorado 25 19 6 0 38 76 52 Minnesota 29 16 8 5 37 70 67 Winnipeg 29 13 12 4 30 78 82 Nashville 27 13 11 3 29 62 75 Dallas 25 12 9 4 28 70 73 Pacific Division GP W LOTPts 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. Sunday’s Games Edmonton 3, Dallas 2, SO Vancouver 3, Carolina 2 Detroit 4, Ottawa 2

Monday’s Games Winnipeg 5, N.Y. Rangers 2 Montreal 3, New Jersey 2 Minnesota 2, Philadelphia 0 St. Louis at Los Angeles, late 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. Wednesday’s Games Montreal at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Detroit, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Calgary, 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 W L OL SL Pts GF GA 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 W L OL SL Pts GF GA SCarolina 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 W L OL SL Pts GF GA Ontario 14 2 1 3 32 62 45 Stockton 11 6 0 2 24 60 51 San Fran 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.

NCAA Hockey Poll MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The top 20 teams in the NCAA Division I men’s ice hockey poll, compiled by U.S. College Hockey Online, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 1 and previous ranking: Rcd Pts Pvs 1. Minnesota (41) 11-2-1 988 1 2. St. Cloud St. (8) 9-1-2 940 2 3. Michigan 9-2-1 883 3 4. Providence 11-2-2 843 4 5. Quinnipiac 13-2-2 817 5 6. Ferris State (1) 11-2-2 754 6 7. UMass-Lowell 10-4-0 683 8 8. Yale 6-2-2 628 9 9. Boston College 8-4-2 583 7 10. Clarkson 10-3-1 552 10 11. Union 8-3-2 430 15 12. Miami 8-6-2 421 13 13. Notre Dame 9-6-1 404 11 14. Lake Superior 9-4-1 353 16 15. Cornell 7-4-1 251 14 16. Nebraska-Omaha 8-6-0 228 17 17. Wisconsin 4-5-1 179 12 18. New Hampshire 9-7-1 134 20 19. Northeastern 9-5-1 131 — 20. Minn.-Duluth 6-5-1 122 18 Others receiving votes: Rensselaer 102, Ohio State 29, Boston University 13, Denver 13, Vermont 7, St. Lawrence 5, Maine 3, North Dakota 2, Air Force 1, Minnesota State 1.

Transactions BASEBALL American League DETROIT TIGERS — Agreed to terms with INF/OF Don Kelly on a one-year contract. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Declined to offer a 2014 contract to INF Chris Getz. NEW YORK YANKEES — Traded C Chris Stewart to Pittsburgh for a player to be named. Agreed to terms with INF Brendan Ryan on a two-year contract. Declined to offer 2014 contracts to INFs David Adams and Jayson Nix and RHP Matt Daley. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Named Mike Harkey pitching coach and Mel Stottlemyre Jr. bullpen coach. LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Agreed to terms with OF Mike Baxter, C Drew Butera and LHP Scott Elbert on one-year contracts. PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Designated C Michael McKenry for assignment. American Association WINNIPEG GOLDEYES — Signed C Matthew Albaugh and RHP David Hatt. Frontier League GATEWAY GRIZZLIES — Signed C Garrett Vail. RIVER CITY RASCALS — Signed RHP Corey MacDonald. FOOTBALL NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Released OT Patrick Ford from the practice squad. Re-signed OL R.J. Dill to the practice squad. Canadian Football League EDMONTON ESKIMOS — Signed SB Adarius Bowman to a two-year contract extension. HOCKEY National Hockey League DALLAS STARS — Placed D Aaron Rome on injured reserve, retroactive to Nov. 24. Recalled F Travis Morin from Texas (AHL). DETROIT RED WINGS — Reassigned D Richard Nedomlel from Grand Rapids (AHL) to Toledo (ECHL). OTTAWA SENATORS — Reassigned D Mark Borowiecki and F Derek Grant to Binghamton (AHL). Recalled F Mike Hoffman from Binghamton. PHOENIX COYOTES — Assigned D Rostislav Klesla to Portland (AHL). American Hockey League LAKE ERIE MONSTERS — Recalled F Vincent Arseneau and D Lee Moffie from Denver (CHL). OKLAHOMA CITY BARONS — Recalled G Ty Rimmer from Quad City (CHL). SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE — Reassigned F Wade Megan and D Josh McFadden to Cincinnati (ECHL). ECHL FLORIDA EVERBLADES — Agreed to terms with F Will MacDonald an D Tony DeHart. READING ROYALS — Signed F Ryan Cruthers and G Josh Watson. Central Hockey League ARIZONA SUNDOGS — Waived F Ryan Gaucher. BRAMPTON BEAST — Waived D Ben Woodley. ST. CHARLES CHILL — Waived D Brock Wilson. TULSA OILERS — Waived G Ross MacKinnon. Signed G Alex Dupuis. Activated F Brandon Coccimilgio from leave of absence and placed him on team suspension. LACROSSE National Lacrosse League MINNESOTA SWARM — Re-signed T Kiel Matisz to a two-year contract and F Corbyn Tao to a one-year contract. COLLEGE BIG TEN CONFERENCE — Fined Nebraska $10,000 for a violation of the conference’s sportsmanship policy by football coach Bo Pelini during Friday’s game. COLGATE — Announced the retirement of football coach Dick Biddle. FLORIDA — Announced CB Loucheiz Purifoy will enter the NFL draft. MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY — Named Carla Wilson athletic director. SOUTHERN CAL — Announced the resignation of interim football coach Ed Orgeron. Named Steve Sarkisian football coach.


SPORTS BRIEFS • Big Ten reprimands Ohio State COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Big Ten office has decided not to suspend any players or coaches for their actions in the wake of a fight in Saturday’s game between No. 2 Ohio State and archrival Michigan. The conference office issued a public reprimand to Buckeyes starting right guard Marcus Hall and the Ohio State coaching staff on Monday. Hall was ejected from the game for coming onto the field to participate in the skirmish. As he was leaving the sideline, he angrily threw his helmet to the ground, kicked the team bench and then held up both hands in an obscene gesture to Michigan fans. “The officials and coaching staffs from both institutions did a good job of containing the situation once it started,” the Big Ten said in a statement. “As bad as it was, we’re fortunate the incident did not escalate any further. More can, and should, be done by both coaching staffs in the future to prevent similar incidents from detracting from this rivalry.” Coach Urban Meyer has said he will issue punishment within the team to Hall, kick returner and backup running back Dontre Wilson and another player he did not identify. Wilson was seen throwing a punch. “Very disappointed and angry that that happened,” Meyer said earlier Monday. “That’s not us. That’s not Ohio State and it’s not (Michigan).” Michigan backup linebacker Royce Jenkins-Stone was also ejected. It appeared that other players from both teams could have faced punishment for perpetuating the fight. The Big Ten reviewed video of the incident. Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith said before the decision was announced that the Big Ten office would be fair in its handling of the situation. He said there was no chance that the conference might allow the players to participate in Saturday’s game so that Ohio State — ranked No. 2 in the BCS — would be at full strength and remain a contender to play in the national championship game. “No. (Big Ten Commissioner) Jim Delany doesn’t operate that way,” Smith said. “Neither does (Big Ten coordinator of football officials) Bill Carollo.” Smith said he supported Meyer’s decision to not suspend the players involved in the fight. “(Hall) made a bad, emotional mistake,” Smith said. “It’s a teachable moment for him and all of our players. So whatever the conference does and Urban does, I’m going to support them.” Meyer said the players had already served their suspension for fighting.

Nebraska’s Pelini reprimanded BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Bo Pelini will have to pay for his latest rant. The Big Ten Conference on Monday issued a public reprimand of the Cornhuskers’ head coach and fined the university $10,000 for Pelini’s comments about the officiating in a loss to Iowa last week. University spokeswoman Chris Anderson said the money will come out of Pelini’s compensation. Pelini used an expletive at his postgame news conference while discussing a pass interference penalty against the Huskers. Pelini was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct during the game for swiping his hat at, and nearly hitting, the head linesman. The Big Ten said Pelini violated the league’s sportsmanship policy, which requires “civility toward all, and respect, particularly toward opponents and officials.” Athletic director Shawn Eichorst said in a statement that Nebraska supports the sportsmanship policy. “In that regard, we were disappointed with Coach Pelini’s actions this past Friday regarding game officials,” Eichorst said. “We immediately recognized and addressed the situation with Coach Pelini and the Big Ten Conference. In addition, Coach Pelini acknowledged and accepted responsibility for the inappropriateness of his actions and issued a public apology in advance of this reprimand.”

Grobe resigns at Wake Forest WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Nobody led tiny Wake Forest to more wins than Jim Grobe. But when the losses started to pile up, the veteran coach figured it was time to give someone else a chance. Grobe announced his resignation Monday after 13 years coaching the Demon Deacons, saying the move is “something that’s been in my head now for a couple of years. “This is not a knee-jerk reaction,” Grobe said. “These last couple years, the losses that we’ve had … start to beat you up a little bit. I got to the point where I just felt like we were working as hard as we possibly could, and we weren’t getting it done.” The 61-year-old Grobe has a career record of 110-115-1 in a combined 19 years at Wake Forest and Ohio. He was 77-82 with the Demon Deacons and shares the program record for coaching victories with D.C. “Peahead” Walker. “This is a sad day for Wake Forest football,” athletic director Ron Wellman said.







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Make stealing smartphones a stupid idea It’s an astounding statistic: One-third of all thefts involve mobile devices, says Indiana Attorney Greg Zoeller. Consumer Reports says 1.8 million Americans had their smart phones stolen last year. To fight that trend, Zoeller and attorneys general in 31 other states are backing the Secure Our Thieves need to know Smartphones campaign, it’s not worth it to also known steal a smartphone, as S.O.S. The unless they need a good states’ top paperweight. legal officials are calling on the smartphone industry to find a good way to reduce violent street crimes involving smartphone thefts. Smart phones look attractive to thieves for more than just their resale value. They also contain personal and financial information that could be exploited. “Communities and law enforcement can’t cut down on this growing crime alone,” Zoeller said. “That’s why state attorneys general are calling on manufacturers to install better anti-theft software, which could wipe out thieves’ ability to make a profit or steal sensitive information.” One possible answer could be a kill switch for smartphones. The switch could render a stolen phone useless. Right now, a stolen phone can be neutered for use in the United States, but still can be reactivated to use in other counties. Until better protections come along, Zoeller recommends several steps to guard your personal information: use a password for your smartphone; back up the phone’s information on a regular basis; sign up for a tracking service; and use security software. But manufacturers need to do more, too. Thieves need to know it’s not worth it to steal a smartphone, unless they need a good paperweight.

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Privacy rule on trial On another front involving telephones, Zoeller is defending against legal challenges to Indiana’s “robo-call” ban. Indiana now outlaws most political calls that use automated dialers and recorded messages. A recent court ruling said Indiana’s law does not violate federal consumer protection rules. But it left another question undecided: Does the “robo-call” ban violate the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution? Indiana’s law forbids any political call that does not involve a live human being. If a human starts the conversation, a recorded message is allowed as part of the call. Indiana’s Republican and Democratic parties have gone along with the state’s ban on robo-calls. However, an Illinoisbased group known as Patriotic Veterans is challenging it. We tend to lean in favor of the First Amendment and free speech. But when our founding fathers wrote the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, they may not have foreseen that a machine could interrupt you at home to exercise the constitutional right of a human who programmed the device. Other forms of free speech require willing participation by the listener. You cannot be forced to read this newspaper, turn on a radio or television, attend a public gathering or pay attention to a billboard. Free speech does not allow a person or any form of media to burst into your home against your wishes. We hope that by owning a telephone, you don’t have to grant access to inanimate speakers. OUR VIEW is written on a rotating basis by Grace Housholder, Dave Kurtz, Michael Marturello and Matt Getts. Publisher Terry Housholder is also a member of the editorial board. We welcome readers’ comments.

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Letters to The Editor • Congress should be thrown out completely To the editor: The government shutdown was just a way for the Republican Congress to give 20,000 of their friends a 14-day paid vacation. Would it not be nice if all of us were told you are laid

off from your job for 14 days but not to worry, when you come back we will pay you as if you were here all along. Is this how they plan to reduce our debt? When we had our last big fight over the debt ceiling, the first thing Congress did when they raised the limit was to give Egypt $250 million, Syria

$50 million, Afghanistan $100 million, Pakistan $150 million. This is not Obama. This is the Republican Congress. How can anyone take them serious, when they claim this shutdown is to reduce spending? How can any sane person or group think they can pay down a debt while giving away huge amounts of money? And what

will the voters do about it? In just 90 days, ads will begin asking for our votes next November. Will we send the same ones back, or will we open our eyes and see that the Congress should be thrown out completely? I say shut them down. Eldon Pruitt Waterloo

Collaboration, respect key to good policy where they have the best chance of I expect this session that begins being successful. Transportation Jan. 6 to be productive as infrastructure, fair taxes, innovaboth parties work to build on tive incentives and transparent previous legislative accomplishregulations must make sense and ments. Speaker Brian Bosma help Indiana lead the way. A highlighted four areas the quality system of transportation legislature plans to focus on in requires focus and takes sustained the coming session: bridging effort, and this has been a priority the skills gap, enhancing early in past sessions with Major childhood education, maintaining Moves, the Hoosier Heartland our transportation infrastructure and continuing efforts to make REP. BEN Corridor and other statewide projects. To keep our Hoosier Indiana the logical choice for businesses successful and make businesses to start or expand. SMALTZ transportation safe and easy for A skills gap exists in our everyone, we must continue to state’s major sectors between maintain our infrastructure. available jobs and available I am committed to listening workers equipped to fill the to your opinions and identifying jobs. In past sessions, we have ways to make our district prosper for focused our efforts on promoting growth in the private sector and on strengthyears to come. A lot of times, this starts ening workforce development and career with cutting red tape and giving our preparedness in our educational system. local businesses a greater opportunity to I have supported this initiative with my be successful. If you know of a rule or legislation. To keep Indiana competitive regulation that should go, I invite you to for years to come, our educational system contact me. must produce highly skilled and qualified Prior to my election, Speaker Bosma individuals, and this starts with early pledged to the legislature to set a new childhood education. Too many young tone of bipartisan cooperation and civility, students enter first grade behind their and I am here to acknowledge that I saw peers, which puts a strain on families, that pledge put into action. teachers and classrooms. Despite our differences, we still have Furthermore, I have said it many times: respect for each other as Hoosiers, for Transportation infrastructure is a crucial the legislative process and for the people characteristic that all successful states we represent. I know that no matter a must possess. Businesses start or expand person’s political ideology, we are all

Transportation infrastructure is a crucial characteristic that all successful states must possess.

• tired of the mess in Washington, D.C., and a resounding majority of Americans feel that our federal government is dysfunctional. I do not know anyone who is not fed up with people who merely posture and attack because they cannot or will not offer solutions. I appreciate Speaker Bosma setting a tone of civility for this session as it underlines the need for collaboration, having respect for the process, working toward our goals and doing what needs to be done to preserve and protect our Hoosier state. These attributes are key for good public policy, and thankfully, I am not alone in striving for them. The 2014 legislative session is scheduled to adjourn by mid-March. To get updates on the Indiana General Assembly and to watch sessions live, visit STATE REP. BEN SMALTZ, R-AUBURN, represents all of DeKalb County and portions of Steuben and Allen counties.

What Others Say • Former players may change violent culture of the NHL The glory days are gone. What’s left, for some National Hockey League players, is a life marred by the cumulative impact of brain injuries suffered during years spent in a brutal sport. As news emerged of a blockbuster $5.2-billion deal between the NHL and Rogers Communications Inc. (allowing the CBC and tough-guy booster Don Cherry to keep their Saturday night gig for at least the next four years) another hockey story, without the razzle-dazzle but possibly just as significant, was hovering in the wings. The Star’s Gemma Karstens-Smith reports that 10 former NHL players, including ex-Maple Leafs Rick Vaive and Gary Leeman, have launched a lawsuit claiming that the league failed to properly protect players from concussions. The players say they all now suffer from some combination of depression, memory loss and sleep disorders as a direct result of repeated head injuries during games. The lawsuit claims the league had earlier knowledge of scientific evidence showing that repeated head injuries risk illness and disabilities. The suit says the NHL did not provide real protections until 2010 when it finally introduced its Rule 48, banning intentional hits to the head. Launched just months after the National Football League agreed to a $765-million settlement

with thousands of former players suffering from dementia and other conditions, the NHL lawsuit is the latest move by athletes who refuse to accept that debilitating injury is the price to be paid for an athletic career. They face a long legal battle, and none of their allegations have been tested in court. For far too long the NHL’s culture forced players to ignore head injuries in order to make a quick return to the game. Exposure to the ailments faced by former hockey pros is long overdue. Even though the damage can’t be reversed, the increased focus on the league’s violent culture should provide a cautionary tale for young players. Not to mention fans, since young players love to mimic their NHL heroes. Let those youngsters and their parents hear the statements from veterans who suffer from neurological disorders or even dementia. The details of their struggles should provide serious pause for all. This lawsuit could turn out to be a turning point in attitudes toward violence in hockey, one of the perpetual debates in Canadian life. If it’s true that the NHL purposefully concealed the severe risks of brain injuries, as the players claim in their lawsuit, then it’s high time the details of their suffering were made known. Hockey fans should know the price that was paid for a few hours of entertainment.

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Our new online poll is about Christmas shopping. Did you shop on Thanksgiving Day? Black Friday? Both? Neither? Vote at kpcnews. com and see what the overwhelming response is so far. Our previous poll asked people what the best part of Thanksgiving is. With 178 responses the totals were: Turkey and trimmings — 24 Seeing family/friends — 118 Shopping — 1 Getting ready for Christmas — 5 Football — 10 No school — 4 No work — 16 Online polls are not scientific but they provide an interesting snapshot of Toronto Star public opinion.




Woman sad partner doesn’t want children DEAR ABBY: I am a 38-year-old woman who has been dating a 41-yearold man for seven months. He’s wonderful and treats me magnificently. We have similar values and interests and are very much in love. Sadly, although I have always wanted children, he does not. At my age, I have dated enough men to know that I have found someone special. I realize my choice is either to stay in a relationship with a fabulous partner, knowing we won’t have children, or end it, hoping I’ll find someone just as wonderful who wants kids. Your advice in making the hardest decision of my life would be greatly appreciated. — MATERNAL IN NEW YORK DEAR MATERNAL: I’ll try. Many women in their late 30s find that conceiving a child is complicated, and




it can also take longer than they thought. It has taken you 38 years to find this exceptional man, and it could take quite a bit of time to find another one who is so compatible. Look at it this way: If you married DEAR “Mr. ABBY Wonderful” and learned afterward that he Jeanne Phillips couldn’t father a child, would you leave him? Insist on adopting? Or would you count the many blessings you do have with him and stay? Many women are happily childless. However, if you’re not one of them, you should take your chances and move

on — remembering that there are no guarantees. DEAR ABBY: I work on a busy street in San Francisco where smokers walk around puffing all day while ignoring those around them. Don’t you think they should be considerate enough to smoke at designated areas only and not while walking with their secondhand smoke billowing around other pedestrians? We nonsmokers would appreciate their courtesy for others because we don’t want to inhale what they’re smoking. Can you comment? — HATES THAT HABIT DEAR HATES THAT HABIT: I hate it, too, but unless there is an ordinance in your city that prohibits smoking on certain sidewalks, I think it’s unrealistic to expect smokers who inhale not to exhale.

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Low-tech treatments help Parkinson’s disease Without dopamine, hands tremble, arms and legs become stiff, movement slows, and balance and coordination fail. You may have trouble walking, talking, swallowing and doing everyday tasks. Drugs such as levodopa can fill in ASK for natural DOCTOR K. dopamine and ease symptoms. Dr. Anthony If the drug has less Komaroff become effective, your doctor can try adjusting the dose or schedule of your medication. That often restores effectiveness. There also are other types of medicines,

which can be used alone or in combination with levodopa, and your doctor may want you to try one of these. A nondrug type of treatment that has been used for more than a decade to help control Parkinson’s symptoms is known as deep-brain stimulation (DBS). It involves placing a tiny wire called a lead in the part of the brain that controls movement. A matchbooksized stimulator is implanted under the skin below the collarbone. The lead and stimulator are connected to each other by a second wire. This wire runs under the skin of the shoulder, neck and head. The device emits small pulses of electricity that are received by the wire in the brain and help to coordinate movement. DBS — either alone or in combination with levodopa







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— might help control your symptoms. Another, much lower-tech option is tai chi. Tai chi is an ancient Chinese practice that we’ve talked about several times before in this column. It involves slow, graceful movements that flow smoothly from one challenging pose to the next. Tai chi enhances balance and muscle strength. It helps prevent falls and girds against physical decline. People with Parkinson’s can also reap these benefits of tai chi. The benefits of tai chi in people with Parkinson’s disease were demonstrated in a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. DR. KOMAROFF is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. His website is

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Officials look at the damaged tracks Monday in New York where a train derailed on Sunday, killing four people and injuring about 60. A second data recorder was retrieved Monday from the train involved in

a deadly derailment, and investigators found the train was traveling 82 mph entering a 30 mph curve. Whether the cause was human error or brake trouble is still unclear, investigators said.

Train traveling too fast at curve YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — A commuter train that derailed over the weekend, killing four passengers, was hurtling at 82 mph as it entered a 30 mph curve, a federal investigator said Monday. But whether the wreck was the result of human error or brake trouble was unclear, he said. Asked why the train was going so fast, National Transportation Safety Board member Earl Weener said: “That’s the question we need to answer.” He would not disclose what the engineer operating the train had told investigators. Weener said investigators were examining the engineer’s cellphone — apparently to determine

whether he was distracted. Weener said the information on the locomotive’s speed was preliminary and extracted from the Metro-North train’s two data recorders, taken from the wreckage after the Sunday morning accident in the Bronx. He said the throttle went to idle six seconds before the derailed train came to a complete stop — “very late in the game” for a train going that fast — and the brakes were fully engaged five seconds before the train stopped. Asked whether the tragedy was the result of human error or faulty brakes, Weener said: “The answer is, at this point in

time, we can’t tell.” He said investigators are not aware of any problems with the brakes during the nine stops the train made before the derailment. As investigators mined the data recorders for information, workers righted the fallen cars along the curve, a bend so sharp that the speed limit during the approach drops from 70 mph to 30 mph. It takes about a mile for a train going 70 mph to stop, according to Steve Ditmeyer, an adjunct professor of railway management at Michigan State University and a former official with the Federal Railroad Administration.

The wreck came two years before the federal government’s deadline for Metro-North and other railroads to install automatic-slowdown technology designed to prevent catastrophic accidents caused by human error. Metro-North’s parent agency and other railroads have pressed the government to extend the deadline a few years because of the cost and complexity of the Positive Train Control technology, which uses GPS, wireless radio and computers to monitor locomotives’ position and speed and stop trains from colliding, derailing or going the wrong way.

NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food workers in about 100 cities will walk off the job on Thursday, organizers say, which would mark the largest effort yet in a push for higher pay. The actions are intended to build on a campaign that began about a year ago to call attention to the difficulties of living on the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, or about $15,000 a year for a full-time employee. The protests are part of a movement by labor unions, Democrats and other worker advocacy groups to raise pay in low-wage sectors. Last month, President Barack Obama said he would back a Senate measure to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. Protesters are calling for $15 an hour, although many see the figure as a rallying point rather than a near-term possibility. It’s not clear how large the turnout will be at any given location, or whether the walkouts will be enough to disrupt operations. Similar actions this summer had varying results, with some restaurants unable to serve customers and others seemingly unaffected. The National Restaurant Association, an industry lobbying group, called the demonstrations a “campaign engineered by national labor groups,” and said the vast majority of participants were union protesters rather than workers. The group added that past demonstrations “have fallen

well short of their purported numbers.” Kendall Fells, a New York City-based organizer for Fast Food Forward, said demonstrations are planned for 100 cities, in addition to the 100 cities where workers will strike. He said plans started coming together shortly after the one-day actions in about 60 cities this summer. “They understand they’re not going to win from a one-day strike,” Fells said of workers. Still, organizers face an uphill battle in reshaping an industry that competes aggressively on low prices, a practice that has intensified as companies including McDonald’s Corp., Burger King Worldwide Inc. and Yum Brands Inc., which owns KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, face growing competition and slow growth in the weak economy. Fast-food workers are also seen as difficult to unionize, given the industry’s high turnover rates. But the Service Employees International Union, which represents more than 2 million workers in health care, janitorial and other industries, has been providing organizational and financial support to the push for higher pay over the past year. Berlin Rosen, a political consulting and public relations firm based in New York City, has also been coordinating communications efforts and helping organizers connect with media outlets.

Lebanese army takes control of Tripoli amidst fighting TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — The Lebanese government authorized the army on Monday to take control of the northern city of Tripoli for six months following three days of sectarian clashes, a decision meant to allay fears that fighting in Lebanon’s second largest city was spiraling out of control. Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati made the announcement after a high level security meeting at the presidential palace, saying the army has been empowered to take necessary security measures to keep the peace in Tripoli. The army, he added,

would carry out patrols and implement arrest warrants issued for fugitives in the city. Security officials say 12 people have been killed and more than a hundred wounded in Tripoli since Saturday, when the latest round of violence erupted. Sectarian clashes linked to the war in neighboring Syria often flare there between supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad. The fighting is concentrated between two impoverished rival neighborhoods in the port city. The Bab Tabbaneh district is largely Sunni Muslim, as are most of the Syrian rebels fighting

against President Bashar Assad’s rule. Residents of Jabal Mohsen, a neighborhood perched on a hill, are mostly of Assad’s Alawite sect. But the fighting in the past few days has taken on a more ominous turn, spreading to include other parts of the city as snipers took up positions on rooftops and gunbattles and rocket fire raged out of control. Fighting began Saturday after Sunni gunmen shot a man whose brother controls an Alawite militia, sparking gun battles that trapped children in schools and forced traders to flee their shops.

Fighters used rocket-propelled grenades to target their rivals in the crowded neighborhoods. On Monday, schools, universities banks and other businesses were mostly shuttered and streets deserted as occasional sounds of gun battles rang out. In Syria, fighting continued for control of an ancient, pro-government Christian village about 60 kilometers (40 miles) northeast of Damascus. The government said six nuns were trapped in the village of Maaloula, after al-Qaida linked rebels seized large swaths of the area. Syrian army tanks


A Lebanese man runs to cross a street to avoid sniper fire, during clashes between supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad, in the northern port city of Tripoli, Lebanon, Monday.

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Drivers Driver Trainees! Get Fee-Paid CDL Training Now! Learn to drive for US Xpress New Driver’s can earn $800/wk & Benefits! NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Be trained &based locally! 1-800-882-7364 Drivers GORDON TRUCKING CDL-A Truck Drivers. Up to $5,000 Sign-on Bonus & $.56 CPM! Solo & Teams. Dedicated/Home Weekly Available! Call 7 days/wk! EOE 888-757-2003 Drivers WANTED--Immediate positions for full-time drivers. Fort Wayne area. Dedicated Routes/Home Daily. Full benefits including 401K, Dental/Vision, Paid Vacations, Holidays. CDL Class A Required. 2 years experience. Good MVR. Call: 419-733-0642. (A) General Heavy Equipment Operator Training! Bulldozers, Backhoes, Excavators. 3 Weeks Hands On Program. Local Job Placement Assistance. National Certifications. GI Bill Benefits Eligible. 1-866-362-6497 AC1213

Primary software experience desired: 3-D Cad, & preferably Solidworks. Apply in person at: Vestil Mfg. 2999 N. Wayne St. Angola, IN or mail a resume.

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Angola ONE BR APTS. $425/mo., Free Heat. 260-316-5659 Auburn $99 First Month 2BR-VERY NICE! SENIORS 50+ $465 No Smokers/ No Pets (260) 925-9525

PETRO STOPPING CENTERS located at I-69 and Baker Rd. has positions open for Part Time Store Fuel Cashiers. To apply, please go on line to the following website:

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

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Avilla 1 & 2 BR APTS $450-$550/ per month. Call 260-897-3188


MERCHANDISE 2 BR, updated, large kitchen & LR, one block to lake, nice park, others available. $450/mo. (260) 488-3163 Wolcottville 2 & 3 BR from $100/wk also LaOtto location. 574-202-2181

4 Snow tires, Mastercraft, LT24575R16 $150/obo (260) 856-4468

FURNITURE Blue Couch and Loveseat. $200.00. Landscape Painting. $165.00. Must see. 260-488-4835

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ROOFING/SIDING County Line Roofing FREE ESTIMATES Tear offs, wind damage & reroofs. Call (260)627-0017

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

$ WANTED $ Junk Cars! Highest prices pd. Free pickup. 260-705-7610 705-7630

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Large Wooden Desk $25.00 (260)226-5269

USED TIRES Cash for Junk Cars! 701 Krueger St., K’ville. 260-318-5555 ATTENTION: Paying up to $1000 for scrap cars. Used tires 4 sale also. 318-2571


4 Color TV’S All work. Good for Kids room. $10 ea. 260-488-4835.


TIMBER WANTED All species of hard wood. Pay before starting. Walnut needed. 260 349-2685 1 & ONLY PLACE TO CALL--to get rid of that junk car, truck or van!! Cash on the spot! Free towing. Call 260-745-8888. (A)

1999 Buick Century, 2 owner, V6, also 2003 Dodge Durango, 1 owner, Magnum V8. 260 925-5749 Guaranteed Top Dollar For Junk Cars, Trucks & Vans. Call Jack @ 260-466-8689

VANS 1993 Chevy Conversion Van, 3/4 ton, 7 pass, 4.3 liter V6, 144 K, nice clean interior, some rust on body, runs good, drives great, good tires. $1,195. Wolcottville 260-854-2766.

FARM/GARDEN APPLES, CIDER & CHRISTMAS TREES Mon. - Sat. • 9 - 5:30 Sun. • 11 - 5 GW Stroh Orchards Angola (260) 665-7607

Lazy Boy oversized chair with matching ottoman. Neutral color, good cond. $50.00. (260) 347-4841 Medium Oak Storage/ Coffee table. Great cond. $50.00. (260) 488-4835

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Microwave Cart $5.00 (260)226-5269 New Ventivisor Set 93-98 Jeep Grand Cherokee, $50.00. (260) 833-2918

Black, long, leather coat. Women’s large. Like new. $40.00 obo. (260) 761-2054 CAT Toy. 10 wheel wire remote crane, excellent cond. $30.00. (260) 761-2054 Corner Desk- Like New 40”Wide & 32”’ Deep $15.00 Call after 12 noon. (260)232-5062 Corner TV Stand with shelves and cabinets. Oak finish. $35.00. (260) 488-4835

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

Pair of Table Lamps. Like brand new. Great buy. $30.00 for both. (260) 488-4835 Rattan Storage Cube Use as storage or just as decor. $20.00. (260) 488-4835 Side Wooden Table $25.00 (260)226-5269 Small kitchen Table & 2 Chairs. $25.00 (260)226-5269 Tables-fold 2 x 2. Open to 2 x 4. Height adjusts 3 positions. $20. Call after 12 noon. (260)232-5062 Unique Antique High Chair. Wooden, caned seat. Great cond. $35.00. (260) 318-4476

5 old oak dining room chairs, gold velvet seats & backs. $25.00 260 897-2036 Accent/Occassional Table. Medium oak. Has drawer & shelf. $35.00. (260) 488-4835

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OTR Drivers Needed Above Avg. Mileage Pay. Avg. 2500-3500 Miles/WK 100% No Touch. Full Benefits W/401K. 12 Months CDL/A Experience 1-888545-9351 Ext 13 www. Foremost Transport Goshen, IN is hiring Pickup drivers who have a 3/4 ton or One ton truck to deliver RV’s throughout the US and Canada. We are paying competitive rates and have several bonuses. 1-866-764-1601 or www.

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VISIT INDIANA-ILLINOIS FARM & OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT SHOW TUESDAY THRU THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17-19 West Pavilion, State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis Free Admission, Free Seminars REAL ESTATE Tennessee Log Cabin on 6 acres with Free Boat Slip! Only $74,900 New 3BR, 2BA log cabin shell, lake access, nicely wooded, level setting. Quiet paved road frontage. Excellent financing. Call now 877888-0267, x 455 SPORTING GOODS / GUNS & HUNTING / MISCELLANEOUS GUN SHOW!! Crown Point, IN - December 7th & 8th, Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 Court St., Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-3 For information call 765-9938942 Buy! Sell! Trade!



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2001 Ford Focus SE Wagon

1999 Honda Accord EX

Local Trade, Automatic, Air, Power Windows & Locks Tilt, Cruise, Alloys

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






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




2006 Saturn Ion Level 2

1998 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4x4

5 Speed, Air Conditioning, Power Windows & Locks, Tilt, Cruise

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




Power Seat, Auto, Air, All Power, Alloy Wheels, Warranty, 10,000 Miles




2004 Dodge Stratus SXT

1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4

2008 Pontiac Grand Prix

2006 Ford Fusion SE

2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE

1999 GMC Suburban 1500 SLE 4x4

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

One-Owner, Power Seats, Automatic, Air, All Power, 43,000 Miles

“3800” V6, Power Seat, Automatic, Air, All Power, Alloy Wheels

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

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

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













2010 Mitsubishi Galant FE

2007 Chevrolet HHR LT

2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SE

2002 Lexus IS 300 Sedan

2007 Chrysler Town & Country Touring

2004 GMC Sonoma SLS Crew Cab 4x4

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

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

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

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

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

One-Owner, 4.3L V6, Automatic, Air, All Power, Alloy Wheels














2010 Chevrolet Malibu LS

2010 Dodge Avenger SXT

2010 Dodge Grand Caravan SE

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

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

One-Owner, Auto, Air, All Power, Side Airbags, Warrranty, 47,000 Miles

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









2012 FORD FUSION SEL 2009 Chevrolet Impala LS

2009 Pontiac G6 Sedan

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

One-Owner, V6, Auto, Air, All Power, Spoiler, Alloys, 34,000 Miles




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




2006 Nissan Titan XE Ext. Cab

2005 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate 4x4

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

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





2005 Dodge Magnum R/T AWD

2012 Ford Fusion SE

2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4

2012 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT

2012 Ford Fusion SEL

2005 Chevrolet Colorado LS Crew Cab 4x4

One-Owner, Hemi V8, Sunroof, Leather, Heated Power Seats, 6 CD

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

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

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

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

One-Owner, 3.5L 5 Cylinder, Auto, Air, All Power, Alloys, 58,000 Miles













2011 Ford Escape Hybrid 4x4

2010 Lincoln MKZ AWD

2009 Ford Edge Limited

2012 Lincoln MKZ

2013 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ

2013 Ford F-150 XLT Crew Cab 4x4

30 MPG, Power Seat, All Power Options, Alloy Wheels, Warranty

One-Owner/Off-Lease, Sunroof, Heated & Cooled Leather, 38,000 Miles

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

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

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

V8, 7350 GVWR Package, All Power, Factory Warranty, 14,000 Miles










2013 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab 4x4

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

Big Horn Edition, Hemi V8, Power Seat, 20” Chromes, 16,000 Miles











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


2013 MAZDA 6s GRAND TOURING 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Crew Cab 4x4

2011 Ford F-150 XLT Crew Cab 4x4

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

EcoBoost V6, Matching Cap, Power Seat, Chrome Pkg., 21,000 Miles




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







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The News Sun – December 3, 2013  

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