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WEDNESDAY December 4, 2013

Knights Win

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East Noble girls defeat Lakeland

Orange Crush

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No. 4 Syracuse frustrates Indiana

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GOOD MORNING Humane Society holiday program at library Saturday ALBION — The Humane Society of Noble County will visit the Noble County Public Library-Central for a holiday meet and greet with adoptable shelter animals Saturday. Participants will create fleece blankets, handmade cat toys and other items to donate to the shelter from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. After that will come a story time and a chance to get a holiday picture taken with the animals from 12:30-2 p.m.

Man with guns caught at Eastside BY JEFF JONES

BUTLER — A Butler man who reportedly intended to scare his daughter as he arrived to pick her up at school is in custody after Eastside Junior-Senior High School was placed on lockdown Tuesday afternoon. Chad J. Czaja, 34, of the 200 block of Park Lane, was arrested along East Green Street, directly in front of the high school. At 3:19 p.m., police received a report of a man dressed in camouflage clothing and

possessing a rifle in a red Dodge Durango near the high school. Butler Police responded immediately and found Czaja inside the vehicle on Green Street. Police gave Czaja several verbal commands to exit the vehicle, but Czaja did not obey those commands, according to a news release. Czaja finally exited the vehicle, but again did not comply with police commands until officers were able to apprehend him at gunpoint, Butler Police Chief Jim Nichols said. Police recovered one

rifle and one loaded handgun from the vehicle. “We do not believe at this time that there was any criminal intent with the weapons. Just a series of very, very bad choices,” Nichols said after the incident. Czaja has been charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, criminal recklessness and leaving the scene of an accident. Additional charges are possible, Nichols said. Nichols confirmed Czaja was wearing camouflage clothing, including a face mask, when

Stratton-Porter site plans activities ROME CITY — The Gene Stratton-Porter state historic site will be open Saturday, Dec. 7, from 1-7 p.m. for visitors to enjoy “A Dream of Beauty” Holiday Walk. READ MORE ON PAGE A2

police apprehended him. “A witness saw Czaja go over a curb in the east parking lot, strike a concrete guard pole and stop his vehicle,” Nichols said. The witness told police Czaja exited the Durango and put on a camouflage jacket, face mask and sunglasses. The witness reported seeing a rifle in the vehicle’s front seat. After donning the apparel, Czaja got back into his vehicle, left the parking lot and drove west on Green Street in front of SEE EASTSIDE, PAGE A6

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Council passes salary ordinance KENDALLVILLE — An ordinance setting salaries for elected officials in 2014 passed by a unanimous vote of the Kendallville City Council Tuesday night. Mayor Suzanne Handshoe and Clerk-Treasurer Sheryl Hanes will receive 2.5 percent raises, matching the pay increases approved earlier for appointed employees. Handshoe’s new salary will be $51,807, and Hanes’ will be paid $48,652. Salaries for City Council and Board of Public Works members will remain unchanged at $4,000. The council also voted for the annual line of credit renewal for the Kendallville Local Development Corp.’s site development fund. An ordinance to borrow $350,000 at 1.18 percent interest from Campbell & Fetter Bank passed on the first of two required readings. One citizen spoke during the council’s brief meeting at City Hall. He thanked city leaders for their efforts in trying to save the Strand Theater in downtown Kendallville.

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East Noble Theatre will present “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” beginning Thursday at 7 p.m. in Cole Auditorium and

continuing Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $12 or $10 for students and senior citizens.

‘Joseph’ begins EN Theatre’s season of family productions BY DENNIS NARTKER

KENDALLVILLE — “It’s a great holiday show, and remains one of the most popular musicals done by high schools and community theaters,” East Noble Theatre director Craig Munk says about the Broadway musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” That’s one reason why Munk selected “Joseph” to open the 2013-2014 East Noble Theatre season, which he’s calling “A Season for the Family.” “Joseph” opens Thursday at 7 p.m. in Cole Auditorium at East Noble High School and continues Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Tickets cost $12 or $10 for students and senior citizens. The auditorium box office is open today through Friday from 4-6 p.m. Tickets may be reserved by calling the box office at 347-7167. The show appeals to many age groups. “It’s a good seller, because people know the title,” said Munk. “I think this community wants to come to the theater and be truly entertained. This show does exactly that.” It features lots of dancing, singing and high energy, and a children’s choir. Munk also likes the show’s message of family and honesty. “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is an operetta based on the coat of

Get An Early Look A VIDEO PREVIEW of the East Noble Theatre production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” including interviews with director Craig Munk and lead actors Jonathon Kane and Josh Ogle, is online at Scan the QR code to watch it on your tablet or smartphone.

many colors story of Joseph from the Bible’s book of Genesis. Tim SEE EN THEATRE, PAGE A6

WASHINGTON (AP) — With 3-D printers increasingly able to produce plastic weapons, the House voted Tuesday to renew a 25-year-old prohibition against firearms that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines. On a voice vote, the House passed a bill to renew the Undetectable Firearms Act for another decade. The Senate could vote on the bill next Monday when it returns from a two-week Thanksgiving recess. The law is due to expire the following day. Some Senate Democrats have mounted an attempt to amend the law to require plastic guns to have at least one metal piece for making it fire. But with the National Rifle Association opposed to the measure, the House bill is likely to pass the Senate unchanged, particularly going into an election year when many lawmakers would prefer to avoid a new fight over gun legislation. Rep. Robert Scott, a Virginia Democrat, said passage of the bill Tuesday “should not be interpreted that the statue should not be updated for the duration” of the new 10-year ban. Sen. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat who has championed gun reform laws this year, has pledged to introduce legislation to close what he and others describe as a dangerous loophole. Just prior to Tuesday’s vote, the NRA issued a statement saying it opposes any expansion of the law, including applying it “to magazines, gun parts, or the development of new technologies.” Another group, the conservative Gun Owners of America, opposed renewing the law at all, saying it wouldn’t stop criminals intent on printing weapons.

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Area economy better, but still needs work BY BARRY ROCHFORD

Efforts to bolster the northeast Indiana economy are being backed up by data that suggest the region is making strides compared to other parts of the country. But the hard work is far from over. The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership held a “State of the Region” event Tuesday at The Summit in Fort Wayne, where

representatives of the partnership and the Community Research Institute at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne discussed the findings of two reports that track a decade’s worth of economic data. One report, which the partnership has taken to calling a “dashboard,” compares the 10-county region to 14 roughly similar areas in the Midwest,

South and Great Plains and gauges how it’s faring compared to them. The other report focused solely on northeast Indiana’s largest industry sector: manufacturing. Coincidentally, in the days leading up to the event, data released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis showed that per-capita personal income in northeast Indiana rose 5 percent in 2012, which was faster than

the nation’s 3.4-percent growth rate. That’s significant because per-capita income has been singled out as an economic bellwether for the region by those charged to aid in its development. “That’s what the whole shebang is about,” said Katy Silliman, vice president of regional initiatives at the partnership, at the “State of the Region” event. SEE ECONOMY, PAGE A6

Detroit gets shot to start fresh DETROIT (AP) — A judge ruled Tuesday that Detroit is eligible to shed billions of dollars of its long-running debt, including the pensions of thousands of workers and retirees, in a much-anticipated decision that shifts the city’s epic bankruptcy case into a new and delicate phase. Judge Steven Rhodes, who wondered aloud why the bankruptcy had not happened years ago, said pensions can be cut just like any contract because the Michigan Consti-

tution does not offer bulletproof protection for employee benefits. But he signaled a desire for a measured approach and warned city officials that they must be prepared to defend any deep reductions. “This once proud and prosperous city can’t pay its debts. It’s insolvent,” Rhodes said in announcing that Detroit was formally eligible for the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history. “At the same time, it also has an opportu-

nity for a fresh start.” The ruling came more than four months after Detroit filed for Chapter 9 protection. Rhodes agreed with unions and pension funds that the city’s emergency manager, Kevyn Orr, did not negotiate in good faith in the weeks ahead of the July filing, a key condition under federal law. But he said the number of creditors — more than 100,000 — and a wide array of competing SEE DETROIT, PAGE A6


Sharon Levine, attorney representing the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees addresses the media outside federal court in Detroit Tuesday after a judge ruled on the city’s bankruptcy filing.




Historic site plans holiday walk ROME CITY — The Gene Stratton-Porter state historic site will be open Saturday, from 1- 7 p.m. for visitors to enjoy “A Dream of Beauty� Holiday Walk. Several festive activities are planned, including a scenic walk through the Wildflower Woods, music by Mike Linehan, crafts, cookies and hot chocolate. Santa Claus is scheduled to arrive at 2 p.m. in a 1935 Auburn 653 Cabriolet. He will remain in the cabin until 6 p.m. welcoming children and listening to their Christmas wishes. Using Stratton-Porter’s detailed plans, the site staff will give visitors a chance to experience her cabin decked out the way she decorated it for Christmas in 1917, a design she called “a dream of beauty.� A horsedrawn wagon provided by the Noble County Draft Horse Association will transport visitors from the parking area to the cabin. Admission costs $3 and is free to children age 4 and under. The event is made possible in part by the Dekko Foundation.


PH Middle School to present ‘P.S. Merry Christmas’ BRUSHY PRAIRIE — Prairie Heights Middle School Theatre will present the comedy, “P.S. Merry Christmas� Thursday at 4:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. The play will be presented in Prairie Heights High School’s Bryce G. Diehl Auditorium. A description of the play noted, “Have you ever received a Christmas letter? You know, one of those letters inserted in a Christmas card that tell you way more about the sender than you ever really wanted to know? This is a story of a family’s dreaded annual event — their mother’s Christmas letter. What stories will she tell


Kendallville’s fundraising Christmas elf stands in front of the Chris Jansen law office on Main Street. It may be reserved for a $5 donation to the Park Department.

‘You’ve Been Elfed’ returns as fundraiser KENDALLVILLE — The third annual “You’ve Been Elfed� campaign in Kendallville is raising money for the Community Christmas Greeting Drive-thru. The city Park Department is sponsoring the campaign which invites people to

raise mony by playing a fun prank on a neighbor, friend or family member. From now through Dec. 24, a $5 donation allows the donor to “decorate� a yard with a Christmas elf. Donors may call the parks office, 347-1064, to reserve a day and location.

Regional Roundup • Cosby coming to Fort Wayne FORT WAYNE — Comedian Bill Cosby will perform at the Embassy Theatre in March, our news partner, NewsChannel 15, reports. Cosby’s “Far From Finished Tourâ€? will stop in Fort Wayne on March 30, with a show at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. Tickets are $37.50, $45, $55, $65 and will be available at the box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at Ticketmaster. com or charge at 800.745.3000.

ND suit says health care overhaul violates religious freedom SOUTH BEND (AP) — The University of Notre Dame on Tuesday filed another lawsuit against the U.S. government, saying the federal health care overhaul forcing it to provide health

insurance for students and employees that covers birth control contravenes the teachings of the Roman Catholic institution. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in South Bend claims the U.S. Affordable Health Care Act violates Notre Dame’s freedom to practice religion without government interference. Under the law, employers must provide insurance that covers a range of preventive care, free of charge, including contraception. The teachings of the Catholic church prohibit the use of contraceptives. Notre Dame says in the lawsuit that its employee health plans are self-insured, covering about 4,600 employees and a total of about 11,000 people. Its student health plans covers about 2,600 students. The lawsuit says Notre Dame’s health plans do not cover abortion-inducing products, contraceptives or sterilization.

Cast members • Maria Hayward — Karen, the mother and heart of the family • Connor Davis — Marion, the dad Jax Zinkie — Thad, the college-aged son • KaTeara Wilson — Katie, the 15-year-old daughter • Lizzie Howald — Virginia, the 8-year-old in the late 1800s • Maddie Gustin — Grandma Kushman • Mallori McGraw — DoDo, Karen’s older and slightly pompous sister • Olivia Albertson — Gretchen, Karen’s older sister • Madelyn Wylie — Young Karen, Karen when she was a girl • Kierra Blodgett — Waitress • Caterina Staton — TV antique show expert • Raegan Moore — Mrs. Barnhouse, antique collector • Steven House — Kyle, a young man whom Katie is infatuated with

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Preservationists eye use for terminal BY JOHN MARTIN Evansville Courier & Press

EVANSVILLE (AP) — Indiana Landmarks has a vision for the restored exterior of the former Greyhound station in downtown Evansville, but the use of the building has yet to be determined. The search for what Indiana Landmarks Director Marsh Davis called the “highest and best useâ€? for the historic bus terminal will extend into 2014. “As you can imagine, it’s an unusual building, an enamel, metal-paneled building,â€? Davis told the Evansville Courier & Press. “It’s going to take some different approaches, because it’s an unusual restoration. ‌ Our goal is to make the building look as close to its original appearance as possible. It’s not a unique material, but it’s unconventional, something we don’t deal with on a regular basis. And we want to get it right.â€? Indiana Landmarks — a nonprofit committed to “fighting to defend architecturally unique, historically significant, and communally cherished propertiesâ€? — took ownership of the former bus terminal at Northwest Third and Sycamore streets in March. The transfer came after city government paid to remove

asbestos and lead-based paint. The terminal was built in 1938. Greyhound moved out in 2007. One possible use of the building will be as a southwestern Indiana field office for Indiana Landmarks, which currently does not exist. Southwestern Indiana field office director Stewart Sebree works out of his home. Indiana Landmarks officials have previously said the office could be on a mezzanine level in the old bus station, with some other use occupying the remainder of the building. Davis, however, said this week that all possibilities are still being explored, and it’s not a given that a local Indiana Landmarks office will be part of the plan. “It’s not essential that we’re in there. “If there’s a better use for the economy in downtown Evansville, we’ll take a back seat to that. “We want the building to be used in a way that’s best for downtown Evansville. We want it to be an active part of the economy and something that will draw people downtown. We don’t know exactly what that is yet.� The board of Indiana Landmarks will “ultimately

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Brief • Trine to present Christmas show ANGOLA — The Trine Music Department Christmas Show will take place Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Dale Hughes Auditorium, 317 S. Wayne St., Suite 2J, Angola. The Brass Ensemble opens the concert and will be followed by the University Choir. The Chamber Orchestra wraps up the afternoon event with a selection of holiday favorites, including “O Come, O Come Emmanuel,â€? “Cantique de Noelâ€? also known as “O Holy Night,â€? and “Wizards in Winterâ€? as performed by Trans-Siberian Orchestra. A sing-along will feature a selection of songs including “Joy to the World,â€? “O Come All Ye Faithfulâ€? and “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.â€? Admission is free. Trine will present two other free concerts this weekend. The Applied Studies Recital and Percussion Ensemble Concert are at 7 p.m. Friday in Fabiani Theatre in the Rick L. and Vicki L. James University Center. The Trine University Big Band will perform traditional holiday music during the Annual Holiday Community Jazz Concert at 4 p.m. Sunday in Fabiani Theatre.

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Farm Credit moving to new building LAGRANGE — Work crews are putting the finishing touches on a new Farm Credit Mid-America office building at the intersection of U.S. 20 and C.R. 250 W, just west of LaGrange. The Farm Credit staff is expected to start moving into the new building by the second week in December. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is being planned for January. The rural lending institution has been a part of the local farm landscape for nearly 100 years and has made its home in downtown LaGrange since the 1950s. With steady growth in its business, particularly over the past five years, Farm Credit outgrew its current office, said Melanie Strait-Bok, associate vice president. “We’re busting at the seams. We’re out of room,” she said. “People had to work in conference rooms, we really have outgrown that facility.” In addition to providing the office space and conference rooms needed by the staff, Strait-Bok said the new building is modern and will be more energ-efficient


Workers are finishing the final details on the new Farm Credit building at the intersection of U.S. 20 and C.R. 250 W, just west of LaGrange. The cooperative

than the current site. Farm Credit is a member-owned cooperative with a mission to serve farmers, agricultural businesses and rural communities. With more than 100,000 customer members nationwide, Farm Credit has more than $20 billion in assets. The organization provides loans for real estate, operating expenses,

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equipment purchases, housing as well as providing other farm-related services such as crop insurance and vehicle, equipment and building leases. Recently, the Agribusiness Industry Network named Farm Credit Mid-America the 2013 Agribusiness of the Year. Farm Credit maintains offices serving farmers, rural residents and agribusinesses

throughout Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. “The farming industry operates differently than most other commercial business. The cash flow is cyclical, and it takes a specialized lender to understand it,” Strait-Bok said. “Most of our staff has a farming background. Our people know what farming is — we go home to it every night.”

Teacher keeps dream of 1-room schoolhouse alive BY KIM KILBRIDE South Bend Tribune


Bloomington’s B-Line Trail was one of the factors that earned the city a bronze rating from Walk Friendly Communities. The B-Line is popular with walkers and bikers.

B-town tagged as walk friendly LINDSEY ERDODY Bloomington Herald-Times

BLOOMINGTON — The city has been recognized as a bike-friendly community for years, but for the first time, it recently received walk-friendly recognition. Walk Friendly Communities, which is an origination sponsored by FedEx and the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, ranks cities on their commitment to pedestrian safety and walkability as platinum, gold, silver or bronze. It recently awarded the bronze status to Bloomington — the only Indiana city currently ranked. Bloomington bicycle and pedestrian coordinator Vince Caristo said the city applied to see how it compared to other communities and to receive feedback. “It’s always great to get recognition for the things our community has done for a long time,” Caristo said. “It’s really valuable to get outside perspective on the things we do.” The report praised the city for the B-Line Trail, the unified development ordinance that outlines requirements for sidewalks and well-maintained, accessible pedestrian signals at intersections. However, it also pointed out pitfalls and provided suggestions for improvements, including increasing the miles of sidewalk, safety and education campaigns, reducing the crash rate and developing a pedestrian count program. The rating expires in 2018, and Caristo said the city will apply again. The report listed the city’s status of walking as “on the right track,” but the injury rate was a concern. Caristo said the

number of pedestrian and vehicle collisions have been increasing, from 53 reported in 2007 to 76 in 2011, but it’s most likely due to the increasing number of people walking. “If anything, in the past five years, we’ve been taking a lot of steps to improve our pedestrian safety,” Caristo said. Another suggestion in the report is to establish a pedestrian count system, which could be a way to collect more specific data on the city’s injury rate. “It’s something we haven’t done so far, but it’s a really good idea,” Caristo said. While there’s no plans to start a pedestrian count, the city is already working toward adding more sidewalks. Caristo said it’s something done every year, but it’s an expensive process. In 2012, the city built about 2.5 miles of new sidewalk, which accounted for about 1 percent of the overall sidewalk network, and it cost about $250,000. “It’s a good amount of money that we put toward it every year, but it just doesn’t get us very far,” Caristo said. “We have to be very careful and deliberate about where we install new sidewalk.” One recommendation the city has a start on is the educating and enforcement initiatives. The city launched the Civil Streets campaign last month to promote safer interactions among pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. In the spring, the city plans to work with the Bloomington Police Department and the Indiana University Police Department to distribute information and issue warnings and tickets, if necessary. “We just wanted to start doing something in that area and get the ball rolling,”

SOUTH BEND (AP) — “Welcome to Walnut Grove,” Tom Schultz says to two visitors on a rainy fall day, unlocking the door of the more than century-old, one-room schoolhouse that’s become both his passion and responsibility, as he sees it. It was 23 years ago that he oversaw the painstaking move of the building from Cassopolis to the grounds behind the old Eggleston Elementary School, where he formerly taught fourth grade. He reflects proudly on the coming together of the school community to raise the $26,000 necessary to move the building nearly 30 miles. Now, Schultz is an instructional coach and intervention specialist at Nuner Primary Center. But he still drives across town — even during summers and on weekends — to oversee and maintain the schoolhouse and the property it sits on, which also includes a small cabin, the South Bend Tribune reported. He smiles as he describes the heydays here: kids square-dancing on the porch of the cabin, sitting on benches in the surrounding woods looking for wildlife, and sledding down a nearby embankment in the winter. But perhaps because standardized test scores now trump field trips, he said, the property hasn’t been used for at least six years. Even more depressing, Walnut Grove’s fate seems to have been cinched — at least for the time being — in 2010 when kids playing with matches and dry grass set the schoolhouse on fire. Quick responders, Schultz said, saved it, though one wall sustained heavy damage. None of that deters Schultz, who has worked

for South Bend schools for nearly 40 years. “I could never walk away from this project,” he said. “There’s no way. “We’ve done so many things here,” he said. “When there was a (working) furnace, we could bring the kids out and it would be snowing and we’d do creative writing. … I’d tell teachers, ‘Whatever you do in your fourth-grade class at Marquette or Kennedy, do here.’” As for getting some help with the property, Schultz said several groups, companies and individuals have assisted over the years. He could use more, both in resources and time. A spokeswoman for South Bend schools says Schultz’s dedication to the old schoolhouse and grounds is much appreciated, but even so, the district doesn’t plan to put any financial resources toward it. (The old Eggleston building now houses Rise Up Academy.) “But we see the value in it,” Sue Coney said recently. Gene Hollenberg, principal of Nuner, said Schultz doesn’t only donate his time to keep the old schoolhouse grounds maintained at Eggleston. He also donates a significant portion of the fee for a multimedia writing program done every year at Nuner. “He will do anything,” Hollenberg said, “that benefits kids.” As for Walnut Grove, Schultz believes it’ll be a vibrant place again in the future. “Absolutely, absolutely,” he says. “I can see the day. That’s what I’m working for, to get kids back out here.” “It’s been a life’s work for me that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed,” he said. “I mean, how many teachers have been able to open a one-room schoolhouse?”

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Police Blotter • School lockers are targets of thefts KENDALLVILLE — East Noble High School officials reported to police the theft of items from two student lockers Tuesday. At 10:11 a.m., school officials and East Noble High School resource officer Sgt. John Dixon investigated the a report of a cash and iPod stolen from a student locker, a news release said. Police did not disclose the amount of cash. At about 2:30 p.m., school officials and Dixon received a report of an undisclosed amount of cash stolen from a student locker.

Student charged with truancy KENDALLVILLE — A 15-year-old East Noble High School student was charged with truancy Tuesday. At 9:39 a.m., school officials investigated a report of a student leaving school without permission. As a result of the investigation, a boy from Wolcottville was charged, and his case was forwarded to Noble County Probation.

House shot KENDALLVILLE — Someone shot through a house in the 300 block of West Greenwood Drive in rural Kendallville, the Noble County Sheriff’s Department said. A projectile appeared to come from the southwest of the house. No injuries were reported. The incident of criminal recklessness was reported Monday at 2:41 p.m.

Four booked into Noble County Jail ALBION — Four people were booked into the Noble County Jail Monday, the county sheriff’s department said. • Stevie Tyler Gillespie, 22, of Kendallville was booked on a warrant charging him with dealing in methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia and misdemeanor driving while suspended. • Maria Claudia Hernandez, 22, of Cromwell was charged with misdemeanor driving while suspended. • Cody Allen Morrison, 22, of Kendallville was booked on a warrant for alleged possession of a synthetic drug and

disorderly conduct. • Skyler Allen Woods, 19, of Kendallville was booked on a warrant charging him with three counts of theft, two counts of burglary and one count each of trespass, possession of a knife on school property, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, being a minor consuming alcohol and possession of alcohol by a minor.

Two teens cited for disorderly conduct KENDALLVILLE — Two teens were cited for disorderly conduct after an alleged incident on an East Noble school bus Monday, the Kendallville Police Department said. Police were called at about 7:50 a.m. to East Noble High School to join school officials in investigating an alleged physical altercation that took place on a bus in the 600 block of Drake Road that morning. As a result of the investigation, two female students from Kendallville, ages 15 and 14, were cited for disorderly conduct. The case remains under investigation.

Three vehicles strike deer KENDALLVILLE — Three vehicles collided with deer in noninjury accidents Friday and Monday, area police agencies said. • The car of Bradley R. Kemerly, 38, of Albion hit a deer on C.R. 100N near C.R. 50W Friday at 4:25 a.m., the Noble County Sheriff’s Department said. • The van of Lillia L. Snyder, 34, of Spencerville struck a deer on S.R. 3 near C.R. 900N Friday at 7:34 p.m., the Noble County Sheriff’s Department said. • The pickup of Craig L. Nelson, 70, of Fort Wayne hit a deer on S.R. 3 near its west intersection with U.S. 6 Monday at 5:38 p.m., the Kendallville Police Department said.

One booked into LaGrange jail LAGRANGE — Local police arrested one man Monday, according to LaGrange County Jail records. Martin Johnson, 45, of the 600 block of South Townline Road, LaGrange, was arrested by LaGrange town police on a charge of possession of a firearm by a felon.

Backers see hope for Sunday alcohol sales INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Supporters of ending Indiana’s longtime ban on Sunday retail alcohol sales are hoping a change in leadership of a key legislative committee has improved their chances of success. That change is the appointment of Republican Rep. Tom Dermody of LaPorte as chairman of the House Public Policy Committee following the

resignation of previous chairman Rep. Bill Davis of Portland. Davis resigned from the Legislature last month to accept Gov. Mike Pence’s appointment as director of the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. That House committee held a hearing during this year’s legislative session on lifting the Sunday ban, but Davis refused to bring it up for a vote.

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AUBURN — David W. Collins, 66, of Auburn passed away Monday, December 2, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Mr. Collins worked for 16 years for Mr. Collins County Line Cheese in Auburn then worked at Cooper Standard for 22 years before retiring in March 2013. After retiring, he worked at Bill’s Liquor in Garrett until his death Monday. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served from October 1966 to April 1972. Mr. Collins was a member of the American Legion Post 97 in Auburn. He served as a former reserve police officer in Auburn for 14 years and was a former EMT. He was born April 10, 1947, in Auburn to the late Herman L. and Ruth M. (Warstler) Collins. He married Randy Parsons on May 31, 1980, in Indian Village Church of God in Auburn and she survives. Also surviving are two sons and three daughters, Kelly (Brandon) Grimes of Kendallville, Thomas Emerick of Auburn, Kory (Dan) Freed of Garrett, Nathan Collins of Auburn and Khrista (Jeff) Arnett of Fort Wayne; 12 grandchildren; one great grandchild and a sister, Penny Gitary of Auburn. He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Gabriel Hicks; and a brother, Dennis Collins. Services will be Friday at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 Center St., Auburn. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Auburn. Visitation will be Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are to the family to help with expenses. To send condolences visit

AUBURN — Eunice “Mickie” Broggio, 79, of Auburn passed away Sunday, December 1, 2013, at Betz Nursing Home in Auburn. She was born January 9, 1934, in Wathena, Kansas, to Orville and Eunice (Griffith) Mitchell. Mickie taught special education in California for many years. She also owned and operated a board and care home for handicapped children. She was a member of the Auburn First United Methodist Church and a TOPS group. She married Fred Broggio on February 14, 1989, in Los Angeles, Calif., and he died April 4, 1995. Surviving are two daughters and two sons, Dianne (Kevin) Hoey of Lake Isabella, Calif., Debra Moss of Bakersfield, Calif., Christopher Broggio of Bakersfield, Calif., and Rev. Scott (Yolanda) Moss of Auburn; three grandchildren, Chad (Michelle) Sheppard of Altus, Okla., Christinn (Scott) Gould of Auburn and Jennifer (Brad) Burniston of Garrett; and 10 great-grandchildren, Katie, Ryan, Zoey, Cyrus, Lon, Nathan, Alec, Carter, Cali, Heidi and William. Services and burial will take place in California. A memorial service of remembrance will be held locally at a later date. Feller and Clark Funeral Home of Auburn is assisting the family with local arrangements. To send condolences visit www.fellerandclark. com.

WOLF LAKE — Orpha L. Parkison, 88, of Albion and formerly of Wolf Lake, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at Northridge Village Nursing and Rehabilitation in Albion where she had been a resident since October. Mrs. Mrs. Parkison Parkison was a homemaker. She had been employed at General Electric during World War II. She was a 1942 graduate of Columbia City High School. Mrs. Parkison was a member of VFW Post 4717 in Wolf Lake and was the first president of the auxiliary for four years. She was born Dec. 3, 1924, in Whitley County to Ratio and Callie (Hertsel) Smith. She married John Parkison on July 21, 1951. He died March 8, 1999. Surviving is a sister, Eloise Juillerat of Avilla, and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Lois Blanchard, and a brother, Lester Smith. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Thorn Cemetery, C.R. 350S and C.R. 650W in Noble County. Memorials are to VFW Post #4717 in Wolf Lake. Smith and Sons Funeral Home in Columbia City is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent www.smithandsonsfuneral

CHURUBUSCO — Delois “Dude” Clemons, 86, of Churubusco died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial will be in Eel River Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials are to the Humane Society of Whitley County or Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana.

Mary Brainard KENDALLVILLE — Mary Brainard, 89, of Kendallville died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Hickory Creek of Kendallville. Funeral arrangements are pending at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville.

Brittany Hochstetler GRABILL — Brittany Nicole Hochstetler, 15-year-old daughter of Randy and Lavertta Hochstetler of Grabill died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Iowa City, Iowa, from injuries she received in an auto accident. Calling will be from noon to 3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Sunrise Chapel, 12732 Spencerville Road, Harlan. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be in Yaggy Cemetery at Grabill. Memorials are to Agape Choir. Carnahan-Baidinger & Walter Funeral Home in Spencerville is in charge of arrangements.


Richard McNiece FORT WAYNE — Richard A. McNiece, 92, of Fort Wayne died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at his home. Visitation will be from 3-5 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Grabill Missionary Church and from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday at the church. Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Leo Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials are to Grabill Missionary Church, 13637 S. State St., Grabill, IN 46741. Carnahan-Baidinger & Walter Funeral Home in Spencerville is in charge of arrangements.

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Donald Dyer ROME CITY — Donald L. Dyer, 77, of Rome City died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne. Graveside services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the chapel at the Fort Wayne Catholic Cemetery. Preferred memorials are to the Honor Guard of Rome City American Legion Post 381 and Kendallville VFW Post 2749. Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

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People view a roadside memorial at the site of the auto crash that took the life of actor Paul Walker and another man, in the small community of Valencia, Calif., Monday. The neighborhood where “Fast & Furious” star Walker died in the one-car crash is known to attract street racers, according to law enforcement officials. Walker and his friend and fellow fast-car enthusiast Roger Rodas died Saturday when the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT they were traveling in smashed into a light pole and tree. The two had taken what was expected to be a brief drive away from a charity fundraiser at Rodas’ custom car shop in Valencia, about 30 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

Walker autopsy underway; ‘Fast & Furious 7’ halted LOS ANGELES (AP) — The movie studio that makes the “Fast & Furious” action franchise said Tuesday it was suspending production of the latest installment, while authorities pressed ahead with their investigation into how Paul Walker died. The Los Angeles County coroner’s office said autopsies were underway on the two bodies recovered from the fiery crash of a Porsche that Walker, a star of the mega-hit movies, and his friend were last seen riding in. Walker’s publicist has said the actor was the passenger when Roger Rodas’ Porsche Carrera GT crashed into a light pole and tree, then exploded in flames Saturday. The families of both men have provided dental records, which will permit not only formal identification of the bodies, but also official word on whether Walker or Rodas was behind the wheel. Walker starred in all but one of the six “Fast & Furious” blockbusters. He had been on break from shooting the latest installment; Universal Pictures said Tuesday that production of “Fast & Furious 7” is on hold. A spokesman declined to say when shooting would resume. A large portion of the film has been shot, but it is not yet complete. It’s scheduled for release in July. Universal Pictures has not announced how it will adjust the movie or handle Walker’s unfinished performance.

While the neighborhood where the crash happened is known to attract street racers, law enforcement officials do not believe the Porsche had been racing another car. Accident investigators “have received eyewitness statements that the car involved was traveling alone at a high rate of speed,” the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement. “No eyewitness has contacted the (department) to say there was a second vehicle.” Hindering the accident investigation has been the crowds of fans that flocked to the crash site to leave flowers, candles and memorabilia from the action films. On Saturday afternoon, Walker and Rodas took what they said would be a brief drive away from a charity fundraiser and toy drive at Rodas’ custom car shop. The crash happened on a street that forms an approximately 1-mile loop amid industrial office parks. It is rimmed by hills and relatively isolated from traffic, especially on weekends when the businesses are closed. While Rodas was Walker’s financial adviser, the two had bonded over their shared love of fast cars. They co-owned an auto racing team named after Rodas’ shop, Always Evolving, and Rodas drove professionally on the team in the Pirelli World Challenge circuit in 2013.

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EN THEATRE: Show features many types of music FROM PAGE A1

Rice wrote the music, and Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote the lyrics. The nearly two-hour show is all in song, providing many challenges technically and vocally for the cast projecting the catchy songs and for musical director Robert Smith and his musicians. Modern musical styles are intertwined with the narrator telling the story to young children, encouraging them to dream. Joseph is a dreamer. There’s a parody of French ballads in the song “Those Canaan Days,” and Elvis-inspired rock ’n’ roll in “Song of a King.” There’s 1920s Charleston with “Potiphar,” Calypsostyle music with “Benjamin Calypso” and disco with

“Go, Go, Go Joseph.” For the first time in East Noble Theatre’s 48-year history, a musical show will feature two students playing the same lead role. Senior honor thespian Jonathon Kane will create the role of Joseph on Thursday and Saturday, and senior honor thespian Josh Ogle will create the role on Friday and Sunday. Munk said he would never do this if he didn’t have such talented and experienced performers. “It’s been a great opportunity for both of them, and a challenge to play a different role on their off night,” he said. When not portraying Joseph, Kane and Ogle will play one of his brothers. Munk said the decision to choose Kane and Ogle

to play Joseph on different nights has been good for ticket sales, adding, “Many of our patrons want to see both in the lead role.” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” first opened on Broadway in 1982, and Donny Osmond starred the 1999 film version. East Noble Theatre first performed the show in 1997 as its spring musical. Michael Barranda played the lead role. Patrons gave the show a standing ovation on opening night, according to a News Sun review. Tickets are also on sale now for “Breakfast With Santa,” scheduled for two performances Saturday, Dec. 14, at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Tickets cost $8 and include breakfast, a stage show and a visit with Santa.

DETROIT: Bankruptcy late in coming, judge says FROM PAGE A1

interests probably made that “impossible.” Detroit “could have and should have filed for bankruptcy long before it did. Perhaps years,” the judge said. The decision set the stage for officials to confront $18 billion in debt with a plan that might pay creditors just pennies on the dollar and is sure to include touchy negotiations over the pensions of about 23,000 retirees and 9,000 workers. Orr says pension funds are short by $3.5 billion. Rhodes promised that he would not “lightly or casually” sign off on just any cuts. The city has argued that it needs bankruptcy protection for the sake of

beleaguered residents who have for years tolerated slow police responses, darkened streetlights and erratic garbage pickup — a concern mentioned by the judge during a nine-day trial that ended Nov. 8. Before the July filing, nearly 40 cents of every dollar collected by Detroit was used to pay debt, a figure that could rise to 65 cents without relief through bankruptcy, according to the city. Orr praised the judge’s ruling and pledged to “press ahead.” He also acknowledged that pensions will be a sensitive issue because they represent a “human dimension,” with some former employees getting by on less than $20,000 a year.

with school officials throughout the situation, which was under control in about 10 minutes, Nichols said. No shots were fired in the incident. “As soon as we got word, we locked down the building,” DeKalb Eastern schools Superintendent Dr. Jeff Stephens said. “It was at dismissal. Anyone who was on a bus, we got them back inside. When they gave us the all-clear, we let everyone go home.” School officials sent out messages by the school’s automatic email and voice mail system to alert parents to the situation. That system also is used to notify parents of school delays and cancellations. Nichols and Stephens praised the law enforcement response to the situation. Officers from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department

and Waterloo Marshal’s Department assisted Butler Police. In October, in conjunction with Indiana State Police, Butler Police and the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department, all DeKalb Eastern teachers and staff members participated in a “live shooter” training exercise that simulated someone entering the school with a firearm. “It worked out the way it’s supposed to,” Stephens said about Tuesday’s incident. “I appreciate police responding as quickly as they did. They resolved the situation quickly and allowed us to get the kids home safely. “The staff did a fabulous job of doing what they were trained to do,” Stephens continued. “It was a live situation that I hope we never have to repeat.”

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the school, the witness told police. “When we got there, he wasn’t listening to anything we were saying,” Nichols said about Czaja. “(Later), what he was telling us, he was there to pick up one of his kids. He told us he put that stuff on because he wanted to scare her. “Anytime we receive a call involving weapons in close proximity to our schools, we take it very seriously and are on high alert, and our active shooter protocols are put into action,” Nichols stated. “It could have ended a lot differently,” the chief added. “We had no idea who he was. We had a guy in a vehicle in camouflage not listening to what we were saying. It was pretty scary.” Police were in contact

The judge spoke for more than an hour in a packed courtroom, reciting Detroit’s proud history as the diverse, hard-working “Motor City” devoted to auto manufacturing. But he then tallied a list of warts: double-digit unemployment, catastrophic debt deals, thousands of vacant homes, dilapidated public-safety vehicles and wave after wave of population loss. Behind closed doors, mediators led by another judge have been meeting with Orr’s team and creditors for weeks to explore possible settlements. The judge has told the city to come up with a plan to exit bankruptcy by March 1. But Orr says he would like to have one ready weeks earlier.

Obama: Overhaul working WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to regroup from his health care law’s disastrous rollout, President Barack Obama on Tuesday insisted that the sweeping overhaul is working and warned Republican critics that he would fight any efforts to strip away its protections. “We’re not repealing it as long as I’m president,” Obama said during a health care event at the White House. “If I have to fight another three years to make sure this law works, then that’s what I’ll do.” Earlier Tuesday, the administration released a 50-state report saying that nearly 1.5 million people were found eligible for Medicaid during October. As website problems depressed sign-ups for subsidized private coverage, that safety-net program for low-income people saw a nearly 16 percent increase in states that have agreed to expand it, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.


President Barack Obama shakes hands after speaking about the new health care law Tuesday in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington.

The White House is trying to cast the health care law in a positive light after the first two months of enrollment for the centerpiece insurance exchanges were marred with technical problems. With the majority of problems with the sign-up website resolved, by the accounting of administration officials, Obama and his team plan to spend much of

December trying to remind Americans why the administration fought for the law in the first place. “We believe that in America, nobody should have to worry about going broke because somebody in their family or they got sick,” Obama said, flanked by people the White House says have benefited from the law.

ECONOMY: ‘Pillars’ already having positive effects FROM PAGE A1

In 2009, per-capita income in northeast Indiana was 79 percent of the national average. With the gain in 2012, the disparity lessened; per-capita income in the region was 81.2 percent of the national average. “We’re not done until we’re at 100 percent or surpassing it,” Silliman said. Maintaining that rate of growth will be important in the years ahead, said Ellen Cutter, director of the CRI. “This is what needs to happen repeatedly in order for us to close the gap over time,” she said. The “dashboard” report is part of an ongoing initiative launched last year by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and the CRI to measure the area’s progress — to compare “the perception of what we’re doing to the reality,” Cutter said. Through endeavors like Vision 2020, the partnership, along with other economic-development organizations and business and community leaders across the region, is attempting to reverse a three-decade-old economic slide. Vision 2020 focuses development efforts on five central “pillars”: developing a 21st-century work force; improving the business climate; fostering entrepreneurship; building infrastructure; and enhancing quality of life. With so much discussion about, and so much time and effort devoted to, Vision 2020 and other projects, the “dashboard” provides an indication whether all that work is beginning to pay off, showing where the region is making advances and where it continues to lag. The CRI, which developed the “dashboard,” compares northeast Indiana to nine peer areas: Kalamazoo, Mich.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Dayton, Ohio; Knoxville, Tenn.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Rockford, Ill.; Toledo, Ohio; South

Bend; and Evansville. It also gauges the region against five “star” areas that have a track record of high economic performance: Davenport, Iowa; Roanoke, Va.; Des Moines; Peoria, Ill.; and Wichita, Kan. The “dashboard” looked at five key growth measures and found: • Employment grew by 1.5 percent in northeast Indiana in 2012, the latest year available, and by 3.8 percent from 2009-2012. The four-year increase was more than that experienced by the peers (3.5 percent) and stars (2 percent). • Per-capita income rose from 2008 to 2011 by 2.5 percent, which was less than the peers (3.8 percent) but more than the stars (2 percent). • Gross regional product advanced by 1.7 percent in 2011 and by 2.3 percent from 2008 to 2011. For the four-year period, the peers saw a gain of 1 percent, while the stars saw a 2.4-percent increase. • Productivity declined in the region by 0.1 percent in 2011, but advanced by 5.9 percent from 2008 to 2011 — outpacing the peers (3.5 percent) and stars (5.2 percent). • The region saw a 0.8-percent increase in its younger adult population — those ages 25 to 44 — in 2011, but an overall decline of 1.9 percent from 2008 to 2011. The peers also posted a decline of 2.6 percent during the four-year period, while the stars had an increase of 0.8 percent. The CRI also took 40 other economic measures, organized them according to Vision 2020’s five pillars and created overall indexes that ranked the region, peers and stars. The top performers in each index earned a score of 100, while the worst scored a zero. For 21st-century talent, northeast Indiana scored 23.5 in 2013. The nine peer areas together scored 23.7,

while the five star areas combined scored 58.5. The region did better in the other indexes: • Business climate: northeast Indiana, 81.5; peers, 58.4; and stars, 63.4; • Entrepreneurship: northeast Indiana, 59.4; peers, 24.6; and stars, 59.5; • Infrastructure: northeast Indiana, 61.6; peers, 41.7; stars, 84.1; and • Quality of life: northeast Indiana, 50.8; peers, 28.1; and stars, 45.1. John Stafford, who retired as director of the CRI earlier this year, presented highlights from a study that focused on manufacturing in the region. Companies involved in various types of manufacturing represent nearly 20 percent of the total employment opportunities in the region, he said, and have more than 71,000 workers. “Why are we so concerned about manufacturing?” Stafford asked. “It’s a great wealth creator for us.” Unlike past recessions, the manufacturing sector led the region out of the Great Recession and has continued fueling it during the recovery. It also lost fewer jobs during the recession than economists would predict. By the end of the recession, the sector was outgaining all other sectors combined in employment growth rate. In 2009-2010, manufacturing employment grew by 5.6 percent; in 2010-2011 it advanced 4.9 percent, and the following year rose 2.6 percent. “That really points to the strength of a lot of manufacturing that’s here today in northeast Indiana,” Stafford said. The report also looks at clusters involved in advanced manufacturing, identifies careers critical to the growth of those clusters and examines how manufacturing suppliers are meeting the needs of area producers.


Scores •

Defense, big run power Knights BY JAMES FISHER

4-SYRACUSE .........................69 INDIANA ....................................52

TUESDAY’S GAMES DETROIT.................................107 MIAMI ..........................................97 BOSTON.................................108 MILWAUKEE ........................100 DENVER.................................. 111 BROOKLYN .............................87 PHILADELPHIA .................126 ORLANDO .............. 125 (2OT)

TUESDAY’S GAMES COLUMBUS ..............................1 TAMPA BAY.................................0 CAROLINA...................................4 WASHINGTON .........................1 SAN JOSE ...................................4 TORONTO....................................2 DALLAS .........................................4 CHICAGO.....................................3 OTTAWA ........................................4 FLORIDA.......................................2

KENDALLVILLE — East Noble’s Kerri Schrock knows a thing or two about making sure her basketball team gets off to a good start. The senior scored the first nine points in a 20-0 first half run that allowed the Knights to pull away early on the way to a 59-25 victory over Lakeland in a nonconference meeting on Tuesday. “We always talk about getting a good start, keep pushing forward,” said Schrock. “It was just teamwork and our defense was on tonight.” Schrock led the Knights with 17 points, six steals, four assists and four rebounds in Tuesday’s win. In all, nine players scored for East Noble. The Knights also got 12 points from Kourtney Edwards, eight from Lanie Allen, five from Kavan Edwards and Jaymee Wolfe, four apiece from Jacey Cauhorn and Tiffani Wilson, and two points each from Madison Cook and Chandler Jones. East Noble is off to a 3-1 start on the season. The Knights have wins over Lakeland, Eastside and Fort Wayne North Side. The Lakers were hurt by poor shooting and a tough defensive presence by the Knights. Lakeland went without a field goal from 4:15 of the first quarter until just 3:15 remained in the third period. “They only shot 18 percent from the field, that will win us a lot of games,” East Noble coach DeAnn Booth. Lakeland has made great strides this season, although it didn’t show in Tuesday’s loss. The Lakers had a four-game winning streak before back-to-back losses against Angola and East Noble. The contest was tied at 5-5 just over five minutes into the opening period. “It was tied 5-5 for a while and

East Noble 59, Lakeland 25 Lakeland Players fg-fga ft-fta pts reb stl ast Kaminer 2-7 1-3 7 4 1 0 Levitz 1-5 0-0 2 2 0 1 McKibben 1-6 0-0 2 3 1 1 Richardson 1-3 1-2 3 1 0 1 Thompson 1-7 3-6 5 6 0 3 Vaughn 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 Landers 0-3 1-2 1 0 0 1 Miller 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 Mullett 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 Loy 1-2 3-4 5 4 0 0 Totals 7-38 9-17 25 25 2 7 East Noble Players fg-fga ft-fta pts reb stl ast Schrock 7-12 2-4 17 4 4 6 Cook 0-2 2-2 2 2 0 1 Ko. Edwards 6-6 0-0 12 3 0 3 Ka. Edwards 2-3 1-2 5 2 2 0 Cauhorn 1-2 2-4 4 3 3 0 Ihrie 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0 Slone 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0 Wilson 1-3 2-3 4 1 3 2 Allen 4-7 0-1 8 2 1 3 Jones 1-1 0-2 2 1 2 2 DeCamp 0-1 0-0 0 1 0 0 Wolfe 2-3 0-0 5 3 1 0 Totals 14-41 9-19 59 34 16 17 Lakeland 5 3 5 12 — 25 East Noble 16 11 20 12 — 59 Three-point shooting — Lakeland 2-10 (Kaminer 2-3, Levitz 0-1, McKibben 0-3, Thompson 0-1, Vaughn 0-1), East Noble 2-7 (Schrock 1-1, Wolfe 1-3, Cauhorn 0-1, Allen 0-2). Offensive rebounds — Lakeland 7, East Noble 8 Fouled out — none. Total fouls — Lakeland 18, East Noble 16. Turnovers — Lakeland 25, East Noble 20.


East Noble senior Kerri Schrock takes a shot on Tuesday. Schrock had 17 points to help lead the Knights to a 59-25 win over Lakeland.

I was a little scared at that point,” Booth said. But then Schrock began East Noble’s 20-0 run with a steal and score. Following another Lakeland turnover, Schrock would connect

PITTSBURGH...........................3 N.Y. ISLANDERS .....................2

on a 3-pointer and then scored on a drive up the lane on East Noble’s next possession. Schrock then grabbed a rebound on the opposite end of the floor and scored on another drive

to the basket for her ninth-straight point. “Kerri was a huge spark plug for us and everyone kind of fed off her intensity,” Booth said. Teammate Wolfe closed the first period with a score over the top and Knights led 16-5. Wolfe would keep the run going as the second period got under way, hitting a quick 3-pointer. Kavan Edwards followed with a score on an assist from Schrock, who soon added to the run when she hit another basket. The Knights would complete the 20-0 run with a score in close by Chandler Jones. Lakeland was limited to three free throws from Mackenzie Loy in the second period and the Lakers trailed 27-8 at the break. The Knights moved their margin to 31-9 before the Lakers finally connected on a field goal. East Noble had a commanding 47-13 lead entering the final period of play. SEE KNIGHTS, PAGE B2

Indiana wilts in 2nd half, loses to Syracuse, 69-52

Area Events •

TO DAY W R E STLI NG New Haven at East Noble, 6:3 0 p.m. G I R LS BAS K ETBALL Fremon t at Herit age, 6 p.m. SW I M M I NG DeKalb at F W South Side, 6:3 0 p.m. TH U R S DAY G I R LS BAS K ETBALL Lakewood Park at Fairview (Ohio), 6 p.m. Westview at Bremen, 6 p.m. W R E STLI NG Fairfield at Central Noble, 6:3 0 p.m. South Adams at Garrett, 6:3 0 p.m. Homestead at DeKalb, 6 :3 0 p.m. SW I M M I NG Angola at South Adams, 5:3 0 p.m. Columbia City at East Nobl e, 6 p.m.

On The Air • SO C CE R Premier, Everton vs. Manchester United, N BCS N, 2:4 0 p.m. COLLEGE BASKETBALL Maryland vs. Ohio St ate, E S P N, 7 p.m. Wisconsin vs. Virgini a, E S P N2, 7 p.m. Saint Joseph’s vs. Temple, E S P N EWS, 8 p.m. Penn vs. Villanova, Fox Sports 1, 8 p.m. North Carolina vs. Michigan St ate, E S P N, 9 p.m. Boston College vs. Purdue, E S P N2, The Fan 13 8 0 AM, 9 p.m. N H L HO CK EY Philade lphia vs. Detroit, N BCS N, 8 p.m. N BA BAS K ETBALL Indiana vs. Ut ah, The Fan 1 0 6.7 F M, 8:3 0 p.m.


Syracuse’s Trevor Cooney, left, and C. J. Fair trap Indiana’s Jeremy Hollowell during Tuesday’s NCAA college game. The Hoosiers lost the game 69-52.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — After falling behind by 10 points at the outset against No. 4 Syracuse, Indiana coach Tom Crean had his Hoosiers right where he wanted at halftime — down by just two baskets. Then he went into the locker room and didn’t like what he heard from his youthful Hoosiers — silence. “Frankly, the halftime locker room for a team that had come on the road with the fourth-ranked team in the country and was going toe-to-toe with them, I read it right there,” Crean said. “I don’t know if it’s the inexperience. I don’t know if it’s the anxiety. I don’t know if there were too many guys that didn’t believe they could win the game. I don’t know if the guys were shocked that we were in the game, but that was as poor a second half performance spiritwise … that I’ve been a part of in a long time.” The Orange used a 12-0 spurt to break open a tie game and extended the surge to 25-4 behind their backcourt of Trevor Cooney and freshman Tyler Ennis, who

combined for 38 points, nine assists and eight steals. After Indiana’s Noah Vonleh tied it at 33-all early in the second half, Syracuse began its run to take command and incite the crowd. Dajuan Coleman started it with a putback and Cooney followed with a steal and 3-pointer, then went 3 of 3 from the free throw line after being fouled on another 3-point attempt. C.J. Fair’s driving layup with 13:18 left gave the Orange a 45-33 lead. Ennis had three steals during the spurt and the Orange forced the Hoosiers into a shot-clock violation as they could muster nothing offensively. “I’ve never been part of a game where a team was as different in one half as they were in the other,” Crean said. “The first half, after getting down 10-0, we started to play the game the way we practiced, the way we prepared. We wanted to get the ball inside. We had their front line in foul trouble. We were getting to the foul line. We were right where we needed to be.” SEE HOOSIERS, PAGE B2

Knights set to open new wrestling season BY JAMES FISHER

KENDALLVILLE — Deep in tradition, East Noble’s wrestling program has produced some great teams. Not one of them matched the success that the Knights were able to achieve in the last two seasons. “In the past we’ve had an amazing amount of success, a tradition we are proud of,” said East Noble coach Keith Hoffar. “Without a doubt, we’ve had some good teams and wrestlers, but not

to that extent.” Last year’s squad earned a regional title, repeated as sectional champions and sent six wrestlers to the state meet. The Knights have part of the puzzle, as several key wrestlers return. But the squad did lose wrestlers to graduation in six weight groups. “We have four returning state qualifiers, that’s a step in the right direction,” Hoffar said. Those four are Garrett Pepple, Connor Knapp, Jacob Weimer and

Brandon Joest. Pepple went 46-3 last season at 106 pounds and led the Knights at the state finals, placing second in the state. Knapp was 45-3 last season at 113 pounds and placed fourth in his weight bracket at the state finals. Both were sectional and regional champions. “Both were state place finishers as sophomores,” Hoffar said. “We’d like to think they’ll work themselves back to the state tournament.” The duo grew over the

offseason and will each move up a bracket this season; Pepple will wrestle at 112 pounds and Knapp goes to 120 pounds. Freshman Nate Weimer will move into the hole at 106 pounds left by the move. “I’m expecting good things from Nate Weimer. He’s developing and handling the pressure,” Hoffar said. Jacob Weimer was 27-14 last season and earned a regional championship at 138 pounds. SEE WRESTLING, PAGE B2





Defense leads Chargers in win BY BOB BUTTGEN


West Noble freshman Kaylie Warble fights off a defender while making a basket during the Chargers’ win over Wawasee in a nonconference game played Tuesday night in Ligonier.

LIGONIER — West Noble’s first-half defense led the way Tuesday night as the Chargers posted a 64-53 win over the visiting Wawasee Warriors in a nonconference girls game. The Chargers held Wawasee to just six points in the first quarter and seven in the second while moving their record to 4-2 on the season. Wawasee slipped to 1-5. West Noble spark plug guard Kelsie Peterson led her team with 23 points while Becca Schermerhorn added 14 for the winners. Other scorers for the Chargers were Taylor Shepherd 10 points; Lexi Shepherd 6 points; Shawna

Young 3; Kenzie Cox 6; and Kylie Warble with two. Kylee Rostochak scored 25 points for the Lady Warriors with 15 of those coming in the final eight minutes. The tone of the game was difficult to pin down, West Noble coach Dale Marano said. “The game had a weird flow to it,” he said. “We did some good things like controlling the game in the first half but, I was uneasy for most of the second half.” Peterson led the first-quarter charge with eight points for West Noble. The second quarter was heavy on defense as the two teams scored just 16 total points (nine for West Noble; seven for Wawasee.) Peterson was four-of-four

Local Sports Briefs • KENDALLVILLE — The East Noble girls swimming team lost to 11th-ranked Homestead 122-64 on Tuesday. The East Noble boys opened their season losing to 24th-ranked Homestead 144-41. Junior Mackenzye Dafforn-Koebler earned a first in 100 Freestyle, and the 200 Medley Relay and 200 Free Relay teams also landed firsts for the girls. Second-place finishers were junior Kari Guthrie in the 200 IM and 100 Breaststroke and Dafforn-Koebler in the 50 Freestyle. Third-place finishers were Ashley Nichols in the 200 Freestyle, Megan Goldsmith in the 50 Freestyle and Makayla Coplin in the 500 Freestyle. For the East Noble boys, third-place finishers were Calvin Hinsey in the 50 Freestyle, Nichols Gram in the 500 Freestyle, Matt Lewis in the 100 Backstroke The girls team has a 1-2 record, while the boys are 0-1.

(152 pounds), senior Skyler Haas (170), Earnest Vincent (182) and Sid Napier (285) will hope to fill holes left by departed seniors. “If we can build the confidence, good things are possible,” Hoffar said. East Noble is currently without a wrestler at 195 pounds. The Knights open the season tonight at home against New Haven in Northeast Hoosier Conference dual meet. “New Haven wrestled well near the end last year,” Hoffar said. “We’ll be in a really close meet.” The Knights have a chance to take the final NHC wrestling title. “I would like to say we can go after the conference championship,” Hoffar said. “Not having a 195-pounder will hurt. The goal is going to be to win the conference, but we don’t know if we can do that with some of our experience. “I’m hoping that we can battle through the early part of the season and build for the success that we had last year.”


Diving In East Noble’s Lexi Spencer competes in the diving competition during Tuesday’s meet with Homestead. The Knights fell 122-64 to Homestead, while the boys team lost 144-41 to the Spartans.

HOOSIERS: Just second loss of the season for young Indiana squad FROM PAGE B1

“We wanted to continue to build on what we were doing in the first half and we couldn’t have been more opposite. Three of our first four shots were 3s. We got away from what was working. We let them get momentum.” Indiana (6-2) had only lost, 59-58, to No. 12 Connecticut at Madison Square Garden in the championship game of the

2K Sports Classic Benefiting Wounded Warrior Project. Ennis hit a 3 and had a steal and layup, and Cooney followed with a 3 to boost the lead to 53-36 midway through the second half. Seconds later, Cooney was slammed into the stanchion on a fast break by Austin Etherington, drawing a flagrant foul on the play. “Because it’s Indiana, it’s kind of like a rivalry, and they’re a really good team,”

said Cooney, who scored 21 points. “We wanted to come out and prove to everyone that we’re a good team.” Syracuse, fresh from winning the Maui Invitational, registered seven blocked shots, 10 steals and matched the nation’s top team on the glass with 29 rebounds with just a 12-11 deficit on the offensive glass. Indiana shot 15 of 41 (36.6 percent) and was 6 of 13 from the field in the second

half in getting outscored 36-23. “We finally got our offense going a little bit, made a couple of baskets, but our defense was really the difference for the first time this year,” Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said. “Coming back from Hawaii, I thought the way everybody held their legs was pretty good. Our energy level was pretty good.”

KNIGHTS: DeCamp leads East Noble in junior varsity victory FROM PAGE B1

Lakeland (4-3) was led by seven points from Ashtin Kaminer. Abi Thompson finished with five points and a team-high six rebounds, while Loy also had five points. It was the final tune up for the Knights prior to beginning the Northeast Hoosier Conference season on Saturday at home against New Haven. “Defensively, we’re on the right track,” Booth explained. “Our hope is always to win conference,

but we’ll have to play well to make that happen. We’re excited to begin conference play and see where we’re at.” East Noble JV 43, Lakeland 27 Paige DeCamp scored 14 points for the East Noble junior varsity, while Lydia Walterhouse had eight points and 15 rebounds. Katie Kline added six points and Machayla Wolfe had five points. Lakeland’s JV was led by eight points from Elexus Holmes.

MIAMI (AP) — Kyle Singler scored 18 points to lead seven Detroit players in double figures, Andre Drummond had 18 rebounds and the Pistons beat the Miami Heat 107-97 on Tuesday night to snap the NBA champions’ 10-game winning streak. Greg Monroe and Rodney Stuckey each scored 16 for Detroit, which got 15 apiece from Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings. The Pistons led by 18 before Miami got within three points in the fourth, but never trailed in the game’s final 47 minutes. Jennings sealed it with just over two minutes left, stealing the ball from LeBron James and setting up Monroe for an easy score. James and Michael Beasley each scored 23 for Miami. The Heat played without guard Dwyane Wade, the All-Star sitting for the fourth time this season to rest a sore knee. Miami shot a season-low 44 percent. 76ers 126, Magic 125, 2OT Michael Carter-Williams had 27 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for his first career triple-double, and Thaddeus Young added 25 points and 12 rebounds to lead Philadelphia past Orlando in double-overtime on Tuesday night. Carter-Williams got his 10th assist on a dish to Young late in the second OT to put the Sixers up 125-120. Evan Turner had 24 points for Philadelphia, which snapped a four-game losing streak. Arron Afflalo scored a career-high 43 points for the Magic and Glen Davis had a career-high 33. Victor Oladipo had 26 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to join Carter-Williams as rookies with a triple-double. Turner was whistled for his fifth foul with 12.1 seconds left in the first OT on Afflalo’s 3-point attempt. Afflalo made all three free throws, tying the score at 118. Nuggets 111, Nets 87 Timofey Mozgov had 17 points and a career-high 20 rebounds in another superb effort by Denver’s bench, and the Nuggets raced by the Brooklyn Nets 111-87 Tuesday night for their seventh straight victory. Kenneth Faried and Jordan Hamilton each added 15 points for the Nuggets, who got 57 points from the NBA’s second-highest scoring second unit. That wasn’t quite the 72 they rang up against Toronto on Sunday, but it was more than enough to dominate the third quarter against the short-handed Nets. Denver outscored Brooklyn 31-15 in the period that has given the Nets season-long problems, putting it away with a 15-0


WRESTLING: Knights look to be strong in lower weight groups He’ll also jump one weight bracket this season, moving to 145 pounds, where he fills the hole left by departed senior Tyler Housholder. Joest, the other returning state qualifier, was 31-9 last season and will remain at 220 pounds. Also back in the lineup are Sterling Lutter, Mason Diffendorfer and Jesse Maley. Lutter and Maley were sectional champions last season and Diffendorfer was a sectional runner-up. Lutter, a senior that was 35-5 at 120 pounds, will move to 126 pounds this season. Diffendorfer jumps from 132 pounds to 138, while Maley stays at 160 pounds. Just like it has been the last two seasons, the lower weight brackets will be East Noble’s strength. “The guys down low, it should be a strong run that we make,” Hoffar said. From 152 pounds up, only Maley and Joest bring experience from last season. Freshman Riley Jones

there were times we weren’t making good shots. “But we are really happy with the girls. There are some things we have to work on, but we were happy with the results tonight,” he added. “We’re developing an identity as a scrappy team. Our girls aren’t afraid to get on the floor and dive for loose balls.” West Noble returns to Northeast Corner Conference action with a Saturday afternoon game at Eastside. The junior varsity contest is at noon in Butler. The Chargers are 2-0 in the NECC. The Charger junior varsity also posted a win, 36-25, over Wawasee. Brooke Lutton led WN with 12 points and Kendall Baker had nine.

Pistons snap Miami streak

Knights fall in swim meet


from the free throw line in the second quarter, and Schermerhorn added a three-pointer with 1:54 left, as the Chargers led 23-13 at intermission. Peterson stayed hot in the third quarter, making a pair of triples and notching eight more points. She was nine of 13 from the foul line for the game. The two teams combined for 64 free-throw attempts as West Noble was 24 of 37 at the charity stripe. Wawasee tried to mount a comeback in the second half but the Charger defense kept the Warriors in check. “Wawasee did a good job shooting the ball, but from start to finish we played good defense,” Marano said. “That was good because


East Noble’s Kourtney Edwards (40) and Kavan Edwards (42) step in with defensive pressure on Lakeland’s Carlee Richardson during play on Wednesday.

run midway through the quarter. Joe Johnson scored 22 points for the Nets, who still haven’t won consecutive games this season and fell to 5-13 heading into their nationally televised first meeting Thursday with the just-a-little-worse Knicks (3-13). Andray Blatche added 15 for the Nets, playing without injured starters Paul Pierce and Deron Williams. Celtics 108, Bucks 100 Jordan Crawford scored 25 points, Jeff Green added 18 and Boston avoided a third loss to struggling Milwaukee this season. Brandon Bass added 16 points and nine rebounds, Avery Bradley scored 15 and Jared Sullinger finished with 12 points as all five starters scored in double figures for Boston, which had lost two of three. The Bucks had just snapped an 11-game losing streak with a 92-85 win over the Celtics on Saturday in Milwaukee, but couldn’t quite rally from a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter. O.J. Mayo scored 19, and Brandon Knight had 15 points and six assists for Milwaukee. Khris Middleton added 14 points for the Bucks, who were outrebounded by the Celtics 40-33. Grizzlies 110, Suns 91 Jon Leuer scored a career-high 23 points, Ed Davis added 21 points and 12 rebounds, and Memphis made the best of a makeshift lineup to defeat Phoenix. Leuer and Davis got plenty of playing time because of injuries to front-line starters Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol. Leuer connected on 10 of 13 shots, Davis made 8 of 11 and seven players finished in double figures for Memphis, which shot 55 percent from the floor. Mike Conley had 18 points and 14 assists for Memphis, which snapped a four-game losing streak at home. Marcus Morris led the Suns with 18 points, Goran Dragic added 16 and Miles Plumlee had 11. Mavericks 89, Hornets 82 Dirk Nowitzki recovered from a rough start to score 25 points, including 14 in the fourth quarter, and the Mavericks kept Charlotte winless in Dallas. Nowitzki, who was 1 of 10 from the field in the first half, and Monta Ellis took over late after struggling most of the game. They scored the last 19 points to help the Mavericks outscore Charlotte 29-15 in the fourth. Al Jefferson scored 19 points, and Gerald Henderson and Kemba Walker had 16 apiece for the Hornets, who are 0-10 in Dallas and 1-17 overall against the Mavericks. That’s the worst record in the league for one team against another.

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 1 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 New Haven 52, Northrop 40 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 Wednesday, Dec. 11 Huntington North at New Haven Saturday, Dec. 14 Columbia City at Marion DeKalb at Goshen East Noble at Snider Canterbury at Carroll Heritage at Bellmont Homestead at Bishop Dwenger New Haven at Leo Norwell at Southern Wells 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 Thursday, Dec. 12 NorthWood at Westview West Noble at Bremen Friday, Dec. 13 Northridge at Angola Saturday, Dec. 14 Fairfield at NorthWood Hamilton at Fremont Lakeland at Bethany Christian Prairie Heights at Eastside West Noble at Churubusco Westview at Central 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 2 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 South Adams 84, Muncie Burris 47 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 Friday, Dec. 13 Adams Central at Canterbury Saturday, Dec. 14 Adams Central at Parkway, Ohio FW Blackhawk at Woodlan Heritage at Bellmont New Haven at Leo Northfield at Bluffton Norwell at Southern Wells South Adams at Jay County

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 5 1 East Noble 0 0 3 1 DeKalb 0 0 3 2 New Haven 0 0 3 2 Carroll 0 0 1 4 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 Leo 49, DeKalb 46 East Noble 59, Lakeland 25 Bellmont at Concordia Columbia City 51, Bishop Dwenger 26 Snider 60, Carroll 55, OT 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 Wednesday, Dec. 11 Northrop at East Noble Homestead at Angola Bellmont at Leo Friday, Dec. 13 Bellmont at East Noble Carroll at DeKalb Homestead at New Haven Norwell at Columbia City Saturday, Dec. 14 Homestead vs. Grosse Pointe (Mich.) South in Best of Michigan Holiday Classic at Dearborn Heights Robichaud Northeast Corner Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Fairfield 2 0 4 1 Westview 1 0 3 2 Angola 3 1 3 4 West Noble 2 1 4 2 Lakeland 2 1 4 3 Fremont 1 1 3 1 Churubusco 1 1 3 4 Prairie Heights 1 2 3 4 Hamilton 0 2 1 3




Central Noble 0 2 1 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 52, Blackhawk Christian 37 Tuesday’s Games Churubusco 66, Adams Central 54 Fairfield 57, Angola 45 East Noble 59, Lakeland 25 North Central (Ohio) 46, Hamilton 43 Garrett 57, Prairie Heights 33 West Noble 64, Wawasee 53 Northridge 54, Westview 38 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 Wednesday, Dec. 11 Homestead at Angola Reading, Mich., at Fremont Friday, Dec. 13 Central Noble at Westview Churubusco at West Noble Eastside at Prairie Heights Fairfield at Lakeland Saturday, Dec. 14 Hamilton at Fremont Allen County Athletic Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Garrett 1 0 7 0 Leo 1 0 5 0 South Adams 1 0 4 0 Southern Wells 1 0 3 3 Woodlan 0 1 4 1 Heritage 0 1 2 2 Adams Central 0 1 1 4 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 Churubusco 66, Adams Central 54 Leo 49, DeKalb 46 Southern Wells 47, Mississinewa 28 Garrett 57, Prairie Heights 33 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 Wednesday, Dec. 11 Bellmont at Leo Thursday, Dec. 12 Blackhawk Christian at Heritage Friday, Dec. 13 Garrett at Adams Central Bluffton at Woodlan Heritage at Southern Wells Leo at South Adams

Prep Basketball Scores BOYS BASKETBALL Baptist Academy 75, Indpls International 64 Bethany Christian 71, Lakeland Christian 43 Bloomington Lighthouse 73, Southside Christian 43 Brownstown 90, Salem 36 Casey-Westfield, Ill. 51, Terre Haute South 49 Castle 80, Boonville 38 Christian Academy 69, Henryville 41 Clarksville 67, Floyd Central 57 Cloverdale 80, Eminence 50 Eastbrook 41, Northfield 36 Ev. Day 48, Webster Co., Ky. 46, OT FW North 74, FW Blackhawk 64 Greenwood Christian 79, Liberty Christian 69 Guerin Catholic 78, Indpls Herron 58 Henderson Co., Ky. 57, Ev. Harrison 56 Indiana Deaf 67, Christel House Academy 55 Indpls Marshall 97, Indpls Metro 66 Indy Perry Meridian 74, Greenwood 52 Jimtown 76, Howe School 27 LaVille 66, N. Judson 37 Lawrenceburg 67, Franklin Co. 56 Muncie South 68, Winchester 66, OT N. Knox 62, Union (Dugger) 42 New Haven 52, Ft. Wayne Northrop 40 Oregon-Davis 62, LaCrosse 48 Providence Cristo Rey 75, Indiana Math and Science Academy 48 River Forest 45, S. Central (LaPorte) 43, OT S. Adams 84, Muncie Burris 47 S. Bend Riley 63, Glenn 51 S. Putnam 58, Turkey Run 50 Scottsburg 84, Eastern (Pekin) 78 Tippecanoe Valley 56, Argos 26 Triton 59, Plymouth 44 Union Co. 78, Seton Catholic 68 Yorktown 57, Alexandria 49 Cass County Tournament Logansport 77, Cass 68 Delphi Tournament First Round Rossville 70, N. White 52 Tri-County 53, Carroll (Flora) 37 Lafayette J&C Hoops Classic First Round McCutcheon 63, Frankfort 56 Twin Lakes 61, Benton Central 47 GIRLS BASKETBALL Attica 74, Hoopeston, Ill. 17 Barr-Reeve 48, Paoli 36 Bedford N. Lawrence 74, Jennings Co. 34 Benton Central 43, N. Montgomery 31 Bethesda Christian 31, University 27 Bloomington South 46, Seymour 38 Borden 52, New Washington 32 Brown Co. 48, Mitchell 40 Center Grove 49, Franklin 39 Chesterton 64, E. Chicago 37 Churubusco 66, Adams Central 54 Clinton Prairie 32, Carroll (Flora) 30 Columbia City 51, F.W. Dwenger 26 Crawfordsville 55, Fountain Central 47 Dubois 53, Washington Catholic 33 E. Noble 59, Lakeland 25 Eastern Hancock 58, S. Decatur 48 Edgewood 64, S. Vermillion 33 Fairfield 56, Angola 45 Forest Park 34, Southridge 31 Franklin Central 51, Lawrence Ctrl. 39 Frankton 39, Eastern (Greentown) 27 Ft. Wayne Snider 60, Carroll (Ft. Wayne) 55, OT Garrett 57, Prairie Hts. 33 Goshen 42, Elkhart Central 28 Greencastle 44, Tri-West 40 Greensburg 39, Franklin Co. 25 Indian Creek 58, Morristown 41 Indpls Chatard 62, Indy Shortridge 46 Indpls Pike 74, Warren Central 36 Indpls Tech 51, Beech Grove 41 Knightstown 73, Edinburgh 31 Lapel 54, Indpls Lutheran 46 Lawrence North 92, Carmel 31 Lebanon 40, Greenfield 31 Leo 49, DeKalb 46 Madison 62, Floyd Central 57 Michigan City 54, S. Bend Clay 46 Michigan City Marquette 51, S. Bend Career Academy 9 Mishawaka 60, Concord 26 Mooresville 39, Terre Haute North 31 Morgan Twp. 46, Wheeler 26 Muncie Central 60, Monroe Central 34 North Central, Ohio 46, Hamilton 43 N. Daviess 61, Shoals 40 N. Harrison 61, Jasper 52 N. Posey 55, Wood Memorial 39 New Castle 54, New Palestine 37 Northridge 54, Westview 38 Orleans 40, Loogootee 23 Owen Valley 74, Linton 44 Penn 41, NorthWood 33 Princeton 56, Mt. Vernon (Posey) 24 Rochester 55, Culver 50, OT S. Bend Adams 57, Elkhart Memorial 46

S. Newton 42, Frontier 41 Shenandoah 55, Hagerstown 38 Southern Wells 47, Mississinewa 28 Southmont 58, Rockville 45 Switzerland Co. 72, Milan 32 Terre Haute South 53, Northview 50 Tri 53, Cambridge City 35 Tri-Central 54, N. Miami 34 Union City 41, Cowan 36 W. Central 56, Winamac 38 W. Noble 64, Wawasee 53 W. Vigo 57, Sullivan 40 White River Valley 44, Clay City 38 Cass County Tournament Logansport 84, Cass 43

Bowling Kendallville USBC Bowling Assoc. Weekly High Scores Nov. 24-30 SUNDAY NITERS Team Pinseekers 947 game, 2746 series Individual Karena Woods 282 game, 643 series Sam Anglin 286 game Doug Terry 772 series 1st place Four T’s, Pinseekers and Early Birds tied at 4-0 MONDAY NIGHT SALLIES Team Antiques & More 1145 game, 3300 series Individual Lisa Terry 201 game, 549 series 1st place Shadow Bowl and Lucky Charms tied at 6-2 MONDAY NITE FOOTBALL LEAGUE Team Average Joe’s 703 game, 2060 series Individual Micheala Turnbull 253 game, 675 series Mike Chester 265 game, 711 series 1st place Average Joes 31-13 BUD CAMPBELL MEM. LEAGUE Team Lost Cause 1205 game, 3262 series Individual Lynnete Leamon 229 game, 573 series Jerry Campbell 255 game, 652 series 1st place Team No. 2 12-0 INDUSTRIAL LEAGUE Team Gridrion 1189 game R & M Small Engine Repair 3355 series Individual Jared Marcellus 279 game Dustin Fike 694 series 1st place Furthmiller Motors 4-0 BUD & MAXINE CAMPBELL MEMORIAL YOUTH LEAGUE Bantam League Individual Jenna Trout 74 game, 211 series Bryson Mills 86 game, 240 series JR/SR LEAGUE Team Team No. 4 1041 game, 2938 series Individual Cheyenne Woods 184 game Melinda Smith 517 series Joey James 247 game, 588 series 1st Place Team No. 4 and Team No. 1 tied at 7-1 Auburn Bowl High scores for the week of Nov. 25 MEN Moose – Mike Hasselman 267 game, 710 series, Mike Casselman 255 and 267 games, 757 series, Tim Perkins 265, 714 series, Gary Thompson 256, Jack Pfierman 269, 743 series, Jeff Griffith 279, 737 series, Jeff Campbell 268. Booster – Cory Wilson 278, Billy Zink 255, Rob Wilson 259 and 268 games, 763 series, Mike Plummer 258, Tim Perkins 266 Friday Night Recreation – Mike Handley 257, Ted Lichtsinn 255 WOMEN Coffee – Jeanine Rhodes 200 Friday Night Recreation – Dawn Neal 200 Adult/Youth – Jyl Lauer-Mestellar 256, 619 series Papa Johns Bowlers of the Week MEN – Jack Pfierman +179 Pins over Average WOMEN – Kim Toyias +101 poa YOUTH – Logan Moore +74 poa

Men’s College Basketball EAST Lafayette 77, Wagner 65 Middlebury 90, Castleton St. 80 Pittsburgh 78, Penn St. 69 St. Bonaventure 67, Mass.-Lowell 58 Syracuse 69, Indiana 52 Vassar 63, Drew 53 Washington (Md.) 76, Haverford 47 SOUTH Alabama A&M 66, Tennessee St. 65 Asbury 87, Centre 81 Belmont 70, Middle Tennessee 58 Clemson 65, SC State 49 Delaware 85, Charleston Southern 80 East Carolina 96, Fayetteville St. 78 Elon 87, VMI 70 FAU 75, UCF 64 Freed-Hardeman 82, Auburn-Montgomery 74 Georgia Tech 67, Illinois 64 Jacksonville 88, Trinity Baptist 75 Ky. Wesleyan 71, Ill.-Springfield 60 Martin Methodist 64, Lindsey Wilson 62 NC Central 76, Old Dominion 69, OT North Greenville 71, Limestone 65 Nova Southeastern 77, FIU 59 Presbyterian 87, UNC Greensboro 66 Stetson 56, Bethune-Cookman 52 UNC Wilmington 69, Campbell 50 Virginia Tech 81, Winthrop 63 Winston-Salem 92, Allen 58 MIDWEST Cincinnati 86, SC-Upstate 50 Concordia (Wis.) 72, Edgewood 63 Huntington 75, Spring Arbor 62 Marian (Wis.) 62, Milwaukee Engineering 53 Miami (Ohio) 94, IPFW 87 Milwaukee 83, N. Iowa 72 Nebraska-Omaha 100, Waldorf 66 North Park 79, Alma 75 Saint Louis 68, Rockhurst 43 St. Olaf 65, Carleton 37 UMass 69, E. Michigan 57 Wilberforce 102, Indiana-East 97 Wis. Lutheran 62, Lakeland 60 Wis.-Whitewater 93, Beloit 62 SOUTHWEST Abilene Christian 93, Hillsdale Baptist 53 Arkansas 111, SE Louisiana 65 Oral Roberts 74, Cameron 64 Texas-Arlington 81, Dallas Baptist 53 UALR 88, Ark.-Fort Smith 74

Men’s College Summaries No. 4 SYRACUSE 69, INDIANA 52 INDIANA (6-2) Vonleh 2-5 13-16 17, Ferrell 4-7 0-0 12, Williams 3-9 0-0 6, Hollowell 1-4 3-4 5, Sheehey 1-7 1-1 3, Robinson 1-2 1-2 3, Gordon 1-1 0-0 2, Mosquera-Perea 1-1 0-1 2, Howard 1-1 0-0 2, Marlin 0-0 0-0 0, Etherington 0-0 0-0 0, Davis 0-3 0-0 0, Hartman 0-1 0-0 0, Jurkin 0-0 0-0 0, Fischer 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 15-41 18-24 52. SYRACUSE (8-0) Cooney 6-12 4-5 21, Ennis 6-8 4-7 17, Fair 5-10 5-7 15, Coleman 2-3 0-0 4, Christmas 1-2 1-2 3, Grant 3-8 0-2 6, Gbinije 1-2 0-0 2, Keita 0-2 1-2 1, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, Roberson 0-0 0-0 0, Patterson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-47 15-25 69. Halftime—Syracuse 33-29. 3-Point Goals—Indiana 4-14 (Ferrell 4-7, Hartman 0-1, Vonleh 0-1, Sheehey 0-1, Hollowell 0-1, Williams 0-3), Syracuse 6-13 (Cooney 5-9, Ennis 1-1, Gbinije 0-1, Fair 0-2). Rebounds—Indiana 29 (Vonleh 6), Syracuse 29 (Ennis 7). Assists—Indiana 6 (Ferrell, Gordon 2), Syracuse 13 (Ennis 8). Total Fouls— Indiana 19, Syracuse 23. A—26,414. No. 21 UMASS 69, E. MICHIGAN 57 UMASS (7-0) Carter 2-7 3-3 7, Putney 6-9 1-2 15, Lalanne 6-11 0-0 12, Gordon 4-9 2-5 10, Williams 3-9 5-6 12, Esho 0-4 0-0 0, Bergantino 0-0 0-0 0, Davis 4-9 3-3 13, Berger 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-58 14-19 69. E. MICHIGAN (5-2) Ward 3-7 4-4 11, Harrison 5-11 0-1 11, Riley 5-6 0-1 10, Lee 1-4 0-5 2, Talley 3-10 1-2 7, Ajayi 0-1 0-0 0, Ross 2-6 0-2 5, Bryant 2-4 0-1 4, Combs

2-9 2-3 7. Totals 23-58 7-19 57. Halftime—E. Michigan 35-31. 3-Point Goals—UMass 5-17 (Putney 2-4, Davis 2-6, Williams 1-6, Carter 0-1), E. Michigan 4-14 (Ross 1-2, Harrison 1-3, Ward 1-3, Combs 1-3, Lee 0-1, Talley 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— UMass 43 (Lalanne 12), E. Michigan 36 (Riley 9). Assists—UMass 16 (Williams 8), E. Michigan 14 (Combs, Harrison, Lee 3). Total Fouls—UMass 21, E. Michigan 14. A—1,314. MIAMI (OHIO 94, IPFW 87 IPFW (6-4) Kibiloski 6-13 0-0 17, Forbes 5-10 4-5 14, Edwards 4-6 0-1 10, Bland 2-5 1-1 5, McCray 0-2 1-2 1, Evans 6-8 0-0 16, Reed 4-7 2-7 10, Harden 3-8 0-0 9, Jacobo 2-4 0-0 5. Totals 32-63 8-16 87. MIAMI (OHIO) (1-4) Felder 10-16 6-6 26, McKnight 5-6 2-2 13, Rollins 3-6 5-8 11, Oswald 2-8 3-4 9, Johnson 2-8 0-0 4, Sullivan 8-9 3-3 23, Eustace 3-7 0-0 7, Hawkins 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 33-60 20-25 94. Halftime—IPFW 52-36. 3-Point Goals— IPFW 15-28 (Kibiloski 5-11, Evans 4-6, Harden 3-5, Edwards 2-3, Jacobo 1-1, Bland 0-2), Miami (Ohio) 8-19 (Sullivan 4-5, Oswald 2-7, McKnight 1-1, Eustace 1-4, Felder 0-1, Johnson 0-1). Fouled Out—Jacobo. Rebounds— IPFW 35 (Forbes 7), Miami (Ohio) 33 (Felder 7). Assists—IPFW 20 (Edwards 7), Miami (Ohio) 13 (Sullivan 4). Total Fouls—IPFW 21, Miami (Ohio) 20. A—1,667.

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 3 0 .750 312 230 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 11 1 0 .917 340 186 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 Seattle 34, New Orleans 7 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 GB Boston 8 12 .400 — Toronto 6 10 .375 — Philadelphia 7 12 .368 ½ Brooklyn 5 13 .278 2 New York 3 13 .188 3 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 14 4 .778 — Washington 9 9 .500 5 Atlanta 9 10 .474 5½ Charlotte 8 11 .421 6½ Orlando 6 12 .333 8 Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 16 2 .889 — Detroit 8 10 .444 8 Chicago 7 9 .438 8 Cleveland 5 12 .294 10½ Milwaukee 3 14 .176 12½ WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 15 3 .833 — Houston 13 6 .684 2½ Dallas 11 8 .579 4½ New Orleans 9 8 .529 5½ Memphis 9 8 .529 5½

Northwest Division W L Pct GB Portland 15 3 .833 — Oklahoma City 12 3 .800 1½ Denver 11 6 .647 3½ Minnesota 9 10 .474 6½ Utah 4 15 .211 11½ Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 12 6 .667 — Golden State 10 8 .556 2 L.A. Lakers 9 9 .500 3 Phoenix 9 9 .500 3 Sacramento 4 11 .267 6½ Monday’s Games Washington 98, Orlando 80 New Orleans 131, Chicago 128,3OT San Antonio 102, Atlanta 100 Utah 109, Houston 103 Portland 106, Indiana 102 Tuesday’s Games Philadelphia 126, Orlando 125,2OT Denver 111, Brooklyn 87 Boston 108, Milwaukee 100 Detroit 107, Miami 97 Memphis 110, Phoenix 91 Dallas 89, Charlotte 82 Oklahoma City at Sacramento, late Toronto at Golden State, late 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. Thursday’s Games New York at Brooklyn, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 8 p.m. Miami at Chicago, 9:30 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. 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.

Transactions BASEBALL MLB Players Association MLBPA EXECUTIVE BOARD — Named Tony Clark executive director. American League CLEVELAND INDIANS — Promoted Lonnie Soloff to senior director of medical services. Named James Quinlan athletic trainer. HOUSTON ASTROS — Acquired OF Dexter Fowler and a player to be named from Colorado for OF Brandon Barnes and RHP Jordan Lyles. MINNESOTA TWINS — Agreed to terms with RHP Ricky Nolasco on a four-year contract. NEW YORK YANKEES — Agreed to terms with C Brian McCann on a five-year contract. OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Acquired OF Craig Gentry and RHP Josh Lindblom from Texas Rangers for OF Michael Choice and INF Chris Bostick. Acquired RHP Luke Gregerson from San Diego for OF Seth Smith. SEATTLE MARINERS — Named Dan Wilson roving minor league catching coordinator. TAMPA BAY RAYS — Acquired C Ryan Hanigan from Cincinnati and RHP Heath Bell from Arizona. Agreed to terms with Hanigan on a three-year contract. Tampa Bay sent RHP Justin Choate and a player to be named to Arizona. Arizona sent LHP David Holmberg to Cincinnati. National League CHICAGO CUBS — Named Eric Hinske first base coach. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association BROOKLYN NETS — Reassigned assistant coach Lawrence Frank to a non-bench role. CHICAGO BULLS — Assigned G Marquis Teague to Iowa (NBADL). OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER — Assigned F Andre Roberson to Tulsa (NBADL). FOOTBALL National Football League NFL — Suspended Detroit LB Travis Lewis four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. BUFFALO BILLS — Signed OT Jamaal Johnson-Webb to the practice squad. CHICAGO BEARS — Signed DT Tracy Robertson to the practice squad. CINCINNATI BENGALS — Re-signed OT Dennis Roland. Placed G Clint Boling on injured reserve Tuesday. CLEVELAND BROWNS — Signed QB Caleb Hanie. Placed LB Brandon Magee and DB Chris Owenson injured reserve. Signed DB Julian Posey from the practice squad. DALLAS COWBOYS — Placed RB Lance Dunbar on injured reserve. Signed FB Tyler Clutts DETROIT LIONS — Signed CB Akwasi Owusu-Ansah to the practice squad. GREEN BAY PACKERS — Signed RB Kahlil Bell. Released S Jerron McMillian. Signed CB Antonio Dennard to the practice squad. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Signed LB Daniel Adongo and OL Xavier Nixon from the practice squad. Placed LB Mario Harvey and RB Daniel Herron on injured reserve. Signed FB Robert Hughes and DT Jeris Pendleton to the practice squad. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Signed DT Jerrell Powe. Released DT Kyle Love. Signed FB Toben Opurum to the practice squad. NEW YORK JETS — Signed KR Darius Reynaud. Placed KR-WR Josh Cribbs on injured reserve. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Signed DL DaJohn Harris to the practice squad. Canadian Football League MONTREAL ALOUETTES — Promoted Mark Weightman to president & CEO. HOCKEY National Hockey League DETROIT RED WINGS — Recalled C Cory Emmerton from Grand Rapids (AHL). LOS ANGELES KINGS — Recalled D Jeff Schultz from Manchester (AHL). Assigned F Tanner Pearson to Manchester. COLLEGE MIAMI (OHIO) — Named Chuck Martin football coach. OKLAHOMA — Named Jamie Pinzino assistant baseball and pitching coach. PENN STATE — Announced the resignation of quarterbacks coach Charlie Fisher and linebackers coach Ron Vanderlinden. RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE — Named Leo Bush women’s volleyball coach. ROBERT MORRIS — Announced men’s indoor and outdoor track, tennis and cross country and women’s golf, tennis and field hockey will be phased out following the 2013-14 academic year.


SPORTS BRIEFS • Big Ten hands out grid awards CHICAGO (AP) — Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller is the Big Ten’s Offensive Player of the Year for the second straight season. Miller has averaged 265 yards of total offense and accounted for 29 total touchdowns while leading Ohio State to a 12-0 record despite a knee injury early in the season. The Buckeyes will play Michigan State in the Big Ten championship game on Saturday. Wisconsin’s Chris Borland was announced as the Defensive Player of the Year on Tuesday and Penn State’s Christian Hackenberg as Freshman of the Year. Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio was selected Coach of the Year by both the coaches and media after leading the Spartans to an 11-1 record — 8-0 in conference play — and the Legends Division crown.

Rays, Reds, Arizona make deal ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Catcher Ryan Hanigan and reliever Heath Smith are eager to try to help the Tampa Bay Rays get back to the playoffs. Hanigan was acquired from the Cincinnati Reds and Bell from the Arizona Diamondbacks as part of a three-team trade Tuesday. The deal was announced after Hanigan agreed to a $10.75 million, three-year contract that runs through 2016 and includes a club option for 2017. Tampa Bay sent minor league pitcher Justin Choate and a player to be named to the Diamondbacks. Arizona dealt left-hander David Holmberg to Cincinnati. Rays executive vice president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman called a Hanigan “a tremendously talented defensive catcher” who can also help the Rays offensively. “He takes a lot of pride in what he does behind the plate and we also like what he can do in the batter’s box, especially against left-handed pitching,” Friedman said. “He’s a guy we’ve had our eye on for a while. and so when we had the opportunity to acquire him, we were aggressive to do so.” Hanigan, 33, is expected to become Tampa Bay’s primary catcher, even though he and Friedman said they won’t head into spring training with a preconceived notion. The trade was completed a day after free agent catcher Jose Molina was re-signed to a $4.5 million, two-year contract. Bell will be a candidate to become the Rays’ closer — a job held the past two seasons by Fernando Rodney, who is a free agent.

Tomlin sorry for sideline issue PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has plenty of words to describe his ill-timed foray onto the field last week against Baltimore. Intentional is not one of them. Tomlin apologized at length Tuesday for nearly interfering with Ravens kick returner Jacoby Jones in the third quarter of a 22-20 Baltimore victory on Thanksgiving night, calling it “embarrassing, inexcusable, illegal, a blunder.” “There are repercussions of a blunder of that nature and I embrace it,” he said. “With my position comes the charge of preserving and protecting the game of football. … I think my biggest error on Thursday night is not realizing that play jeopardized the game from an integrity standpoint.” Tomlin was standing at the Pittsburgh 35, as is his custom, when the Steelers kicked off after a touchdown that drew them within six points of the Ravens. As the ball settled into Jones’ hands, Tomlin turned his attention to one of the videoboards at M&T Stadium to get a better perspective of the play as it unfolded. He stepped onto a strip of turf painted white that is meant to serve as a barrier between the field of play and the sideline. Jones raced through a hole and down the Steelers sideline while Pittsburgh’s Cortez Allen gave chase. Tomlin didn’t move even as Jones closed in — mostly, he said, because he was “mesmerized” by what was happening on the screen. “I saw myself come into the Jumbotron, it’s a frightening experience,” Tomlin said. Tomlin was not flagged on the play, and he pointed out after the game that standing in the white area was commonplace for coaches even if it was technically against the rules. He didn’t use that as an excuse while communicating with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and other league officials Monday. Tomlin said he had no plans to fight whatever disciplinary action the league decides to hand out.

QB Mariota to return to Oregon EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Quarterback Marcus Mariota has announced that he will return to Oregon for his junior season. There had been speculation that Mariota might declare himself eligible for the NFL. Following Oregon’s 36-35 victory over Oregon State in the Civil War last Friday, he said he hadn’t yet made a decision. But on Tuesday the school announced on its website that Mariota would stay, along with junior Hroniss Grasu, a three-year starter at center. “It is an honor to be a student at the University of Oregon and to have the opportunity to represent our institution on the football field alongside my teammates,” Mariota said in a statement. “I look forward to earning my degree next year and to the rest of my career at this great University.”







Sweat equity So this is what sweat equity looks like — a black, fiendish-looking car fit for, well, Batman. The man behind the design for the Caped Crusader’s ride in the movie “Batman Returns” is Carl Casper of Louisville. Casper, a car designer extraordinaire, was in Auburn over the weekend to take part in a special charity fundraiser at the National Military History Center to benefit northeastern Indiana military veterans and their families. Casper won his first nationwide car show in 1961 with a Chevy he’d purchased for $300. This year, he was offered $1 million for that same car, but turned it down, saying the car wasn’t for sale. Known for his artistic MATT genius and attention to detail, Casper also is GETTS involved in designing dragsters and restoring antique carriages. A good sampling of his work can be found at the National Military History Center. Casper was so successful at car shows that he retired from them. He eventually retired from competing in restoration shows for carriages, too. The top national honor for carriage restoration carries his name. A man who worked for a decade in Hollywood? A man who can turn down $1 million for a car? A man considered a genius in his field? You wouldn’t know it from talking to him. He’s as down-to-earth as anyone you’re likely to meet. Brag on himself or his accomplishments? It’s not his style. “I really like to let my work do the talking,” Casper said. His style, obviously is all class. And while downplaying his own genius, Casper will talk about what he refers as the sweat equity that has gone into his career. Casper said he has gone for days without eating or sleeping while working on a project. That’s what sweat equity is, folks, and it may be the most important thing our kids aren’t learning today. Sweat equity is not relying on a great idea to somehow materialize, it’s following through on that idea, no matter how long it takes. Sweat equity, or the lack thereof, may be the difference between the dreamers and those who get things done. Sweat equity is falling and never failing to get back up. Sweat equity is doing it right. Not the fastest way. Not the least expensive way. But doing it right, each and every time. That’s what Casper has built his career around — sweat equity. He said he got his work ethic from his upbringing. He lied about his age to get his first job delivering newspapers in Flint, Mich. He spent part of his life on a farm, which meant delivering papers, then doing farm chores, then going to school. By the time he was 17, he held down three jobs, working on the assembly line for General Motors, at an auto body shop and for an upholstery firm. Working hard became a way of life. But as Casper tells it, he hasn’t worked a day in his life because he has enjoyed what he’s doing. That’s the key, he said, to make your passion your vocation. Throw in some genius and sweat equity, and you have a life well-lived. As his appearance in Auburn attests, Casper is big on charitable work, as well. The church charity he is affiliated with at home in Kentucky served approximately 108,000 meals over the Thanksgiving holiday. His heart is as big as his talent. And he works at both with vigor. A self-made man, well-made. That’s what sweat equity produces.

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Lewis and Clark joined forces in Indiana accustomed to the woods, and capable of In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson asked Meriwether Lewis to lead an explora- bearing bodily fatigue in a pretty considerable degree.” tion of the Louisiana Territory in search of One of those recruits was Sgt. a Northwest Passage. Lewis invited Charles Floyd, after whom Floyd William Clark to join him. It would County is named. Floyd lived become one of the most famous in Clarksville and was the first partnerships in history, and it started constable of Clarksville Township. in Indiana. His death on Aug. 20, 1804, near “When they shook hands, the Lewis and Clark expedition Sioux City, Iowa, likely from a began,” wrote Stephen Ambrose in ruptured appendix, was the only Undaunted Courage, the best-selling fatality among the 33 members in account of the trans-continental the permanent party of the 1804-06 journey. ANDREA expedition. Lewis was working at that time Two others had Indiana connecas Jefferson’s private secretary in NEAL tions. Pfc. John Shields was the Washington D.C. Clark was living oldest enlisted man at 34 and a with his brother, George Rogers friend of Daniel Boone. His skills Clark, in Clarksville in the Indiana as a blacksmith and gunsmith were Territory. considered critical to the trip’s The two met up in Clarksville on success. Afterwards he settled near Corydon. He died in 1809 and was buried in Little Oct. 14, 1803, and used the Clark cabin Flock Cemetery in Harrison County. overlooking the Falls of the Ohio River as William Bratton was a skilled hunter base camp while making final preparations. who moved to Indiana after the expedition On Oct. 26, the duo and their initial crew and became active in military and governmembers pushed off down the Ohio River ment affairs. By 1822, Bratton and his wife in a keel boat and red canoe and headed lived in Waynetown and had 10 children. In west to St. Charles, Mo., the expedition’s 1824, he was appointed justice of the peace official starting point. in Wayne Township and served as a local “In practical terms the partnership of school superintendent. He died in 1841 and Lewis and Clark may be said to have begun during a 13-day interlude before they set out was buried in the Old Pioneer Cemetery in on Oct. 26,” says Stephenie Ambrose Tubbs, Montgomery County. author of The Lewis and Clark Companion. Indiana’s role in the expedition is often Clark recruited the nucleus of the Corps overlooked by historians, though Clark’s of Discovery from the area around Clarkscabin and the crew’s departure site are popular attractions for Lewis and Clark ville and Louisville after being directed by enthusiasts. The Falls of the Ohio State Park Lewis “to find out and engage some good in Clarksville has an interpretive center hunters, stout, healthy, unmarried men,

Clark recruited … “some good hunters, stout, healthy, unmarried men, accustomed to the woods, and capable of bearing bodily fatigue in a pretty considerable degree.”

• where visitors can learn not only about Lewis and Clark but also the Devonian fossil beds exposed at the riverbank. The park entry features 10-foot bronze figures of Lewis and Clark mounted on a 16½-ton slab of Indiana limestone. The sculpture depicts the moment when Lewis and Clark greeted each other in Clarksville to begin their 8,000-mile trek. Note: This is one in a series of essays leading up to the celebration of the Indiana Bicentennial in December 2016. The essays focus on the top 100 events, ideas and historical figures of Indiana, beginning with the impact of the Ice Age and ending with the legacy of the Bicentennial itself. Directions to Falls of the Ohio State Park: Take Exit 0 on Interstate 65 and follow the signs to 201 West Riverside Drive, Clarksville. ANDREA NEAL, formerly editorial page editor at the Indianapolis Star, is a teacher at St. Richard’s School in Indianapolis and adjunct scholar and columnist for the Indiana Policy Review Foundation. Contact her at aneal@

Let’s talk turkey about Bleak Friday contaminating the purity of our WASHINGTON — annual day of repose and urging Compared to all others, Thanksus from our respite. giving is a relatively stress-free The once month-long holiday. break between ThanksFree of those things giving and Christmas that separate us — shrinks each year so religious, political and that our last turkey otherwise — Thankssandwich is hardly giving is a day of e digested before consumpluribus unum. In er-itis sets in. Symptoms George Washington’s are well-known and proclamation of 1789, graphic displays are Thanksgiving was designated as a time KATHLEEN in evidence — packed parking lots and human of duty “to acknowledge the providence of PARKER stampedes; shopping baskets overflowing with Almighty God, to obey huge must-haves; debt his will, to be grateful and depression when the for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection adrenaline subsides. This year the break was and favor … a day of public crunched further by Thanksgivthanksgiving and prayer to be ing’s late date, but the trend of observed by acknowledging turning fall into one, unrelenting with grateful hearts the many shopping season has been signal favors of Almighty God decades in the making. And especially by affording them though we profess to resent the an opportunity peaceably to imposition of perpetual holidays, establish a form of government we seem impotent to resist the for their safety and happiness.” command to consume. How far we have drifted. Black Friday — the perennial, Hear ye, hear ye, all members people-crushing, day-afterof Congress. Thanksgiving sales marathon Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday for more prosaic reasons — is nearly a holiday itself. This as well. No gifts, no costumes, no year, Thanksgiving Day was the new black as several chains flowers, candies or treats to buy. (including Walmart, Best Buy, All we have to do is gather with JCPenney, Toys R Us, Target, friends and family, commune over food and football and, if one Kmart, Sears and even The Gap) planned to open on the day itself. so desires, prayer. What’s not to In so doing, these retailers love about a day like that? further diminished the meaning A few things come to mind: Holiday decorations of Thanksgiving while advancing the notion that time is better up too soon, Christmas trees spent hauling away large-screen lining supermarket storefronts, TVs than engaging in human Christmas carols too early in communion. The bumper-sticker stores. Stress and the pressure to slogan — “He who dies with purchase suddenly are in the air,

A recent poll found bipartisan aversion to stores opening on Thanksgiving — 65 percent of Democrats, 63 percent of Republicans and 60 percent of independents say stores should be closed. Yet … stores wouldn’t open if there were no demand.

• the most toys wins” — seems to become a cultural mantra as we abandon any pretense of human purpose beyond consumption. Despite the seeming inevitability of these trends, many Americans wish it weren’t so. A recent HuffPost/YouGov poll found bipartisan aversion to stores opening on Thanksgiving — 65 percent of Democrats, 63 percent of Republicans and 60 percent of independents say stores should be closed. Yet as Forbes points out, stores wouldn’t open if there were no demand. When the National Retail Federation asked consumers why they want to shop early, most said it was to spread out their gift budgets or to take advantage of deals too good to pass up. Virtue is in the details, I suppose. According to Accenture’s annual shopping survey, 38 percent of respondents planned to visit four or more stores on Thanksgiving or Black Friday, and more than one-third said they’ll shop before midnight Thursday. (Editor’s note: Did you shop on Thanksgiving Day or Black Friday? Answer the poll at One more tradition reduced

to its commercial value and a few dollars saved at the expense of humility and gratitude seems a price too high for the procurement of more stuff. In the scheme of things, this sense of loss is perhaps undeserving of lamentations, but bowing to commercial greed, especially on our national day of thanks, seems a crime against one of our best founding inventions. If stores erect a sale, they will come. But stores don’t have to. Here’s a revolutionary concept: Instead, why not demonstrate gratitude for our nation by urging its people to spend time with their families, surely the most valuable insurance for a stable future. Profits may take a short holiday, but the reward of living in a culture that values human connection and appreciates, in Washington’s words from the proclamation, “the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed” — is beyond measure. KATHLEEN PARKER is a syndicated columnist with Tribune Media Services. She can be reached at



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Vatican says local bishops responsible for children’s safety VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican on Tuesday dodged a series of questions posed by a U.N. committee about clerical sexual abuse by noting that the Holy See doesn’t control the actions of every Catholic in the world, much less regulate every Catholic priest, parish or school. Rather, the Vatican asserted that local bishops are ultimately responsible for keeping children safe from pedophile priests, and that schools and workhouses where abuse occurred in Ireland and elsewhere are subject to local civil laws and regulations, not Vatican jurisdiction. The Vatican’s position was laid out in a response to the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child about its implementation of the 1989 U.N. Convention of the Rights of the Child, the main U.N. treaty guaranteeing a full range of human rights for children. The Holy See ratified the convention in 1990 and submitted a first implementation report in 1994. But it didn’t provide progress reports for nearly a decade, and only submitted one last year after coming under renewed pressure following the 2010 explosion of child sex abuse cases in Europe and beyond. The U.N. committee posed a series of questions about the 2012 progress report and will grill the Vatican delegation in person at a committee hearing in Geneva on Jan. 16.

OJ taking case to Nevada high court LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson’s lawyers said Tuesday they will take his case back to the Nevada Supreme Court, hoping justices will overturn a lower court judge’s decision last week denying the former football star a new trial in his armed robbery case. A notice mailed Monday to the state high court gives Simpson’s new legal team until Jan. 13 to file documents supporting their claim that Simpson didn’t receive a fair trial and challenging the recent ruling by Clark County District Judge Linda Marie Bell, Simpson appeals attorney Patricia Palm said. “We remain convinced there were errors,” Palm said. Bell’s ruling means Simpson, 66, isn’t eligible for parole until he’s at least 70. Palm and attorneys Ozzie Fumo and Tom Pitaro failed to convince Bell that Simpson received ineffective representation from lawyer Yale Galanter, who headed Simpson’s 2008 trial team and his initial appeal.

People • Billy Joel plans shows at Garden NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Joel will perform once a month at Madison Square Garden — as long as the fans will have him. The Grammy Award-winning icon announced Tuesday that he’ll perform a residency at the famed NYC venue every month for as long as New Yorkers Joel demand. He’s set to perform sold-out shows on Jan. 27, Feb. 3, March 21 and April 28. He will also perform on his 65th birthday, which is May 9. Tickets go on sale Saturday. “We’re gonna dust off some stuff. We’re gonna feature more of the album tracks, more obscure songs. We’ll still do some songs people are familiar with and like, but we’re gonna change it up. It gives you an edge,” he said in an interview after the press conference.



Metro North Railroad engineer William Rockefeller is wheeled on a stretcher away from the area where the commuter

train he was operating derailed in the Bronx borough of New York Sunday.

Engineer nodded off just before train derailment YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — The engineer whose speeding commuter train ran off the rails along a curve, killing four people, nodded at the controls just before the wreck, and by the time he caught himself it was too late, a union official said Tuesday. William Rockefeller “basically nodded,” said Anthony Bottalico, leader of the rail employees union, relating what he said the engineer told him. “He had the equivalent of what we all have when we drive a car. That is, you sometimes have a momentary nod or whatever that might be. How long that lasts, I can’t answer that.” Rockefeller’s lawyer did not return calls. During a late-afternoon news conference, federal investigators said they were still talking to Rockefeller, and they would not comment on his

level of alertness around the time of the Sunday morning wreck in the Bronx. Separately, however, two law enforcement officials said the engineer told police at the scene that his mind was wandering before he realized the train was in trouble, and by then it was too late to do anything about it. One of the officials said Rockefeller described himself as being “in a daze” before the wreck. The officials, who were briefed on the engineer’s comments, weren’t authorized to discuss the investigation publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. Questions about Rockefeller’s role mounted rapidly after investigators disclosed on Monday that the Metro-North Railroad train jumped the tracks after going into a curve at 82 mph, or nearly three times

the 30 mph speed limit. In addition to the four people killed, dozens were hurt. “He caught himself, but he caught himself too late. … He powered down, he put the train in emergency, but that was six seconds prior to derailment,” Bottalico said. Rockefeller, who was operating the train from the front car, was treated at a hospital for minor injuries and released. National Transportation Safety Board member Earl Weener repeated that it was too soon to say whether the accident was caused by human error. But he said investigators have found no problems so far with the brakes or signals. Alcohol tests on the train’s crew members were negative, and investigators were still awaiting the results of drug tests, the NTSB official said.

Vet detained in North Korea led feared guerrillas SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Six decades before he went to North Korea as a curious tourist, Merrill Newman supervised a group of South Korean guerrillas during the Korean War who were perhaps the most hated and feared fighters in the North, former members of the group say. Some of those guerrillas, interviewed this week by The Associated Press, remember Newman as a handsome, thin American lieutenant who got them rice, clothes and weapons during the later stages of the 1950-53 war, but largely left the fighting to them. North Korea apparently remembered him, too. The 85-year-old war veteran has been detained in Pyongyang since being forced off a plane set to leave the country Oct. 26 after a 10-day trip. He appeared this weekend on North Korean state TV apologizing for alleged wartime crimes in what was widely seen as a coerced statement. “Why did he go to North Korea?” asked Park Boo Seo, a former member of the Kuwol partisan unit, which is still loathed in Pyongyang and glorified in Seoul for the damage it inflicted on the North during the war. “The North Koreans still gnash their teeth at the Kuwol unit.” Park and several other former guerrillas said they recognized Newman from his past visits to Seoul in 2003 and 2010 — when they ate raw fish and drank soju, Korean liquor — and from the TV footage, which was also broadcast in South Korea. Newman was scheduled to visit South Korea

Fulgoni said in a statement Tuesday. “While it’s true that many retailers are bleeding their Cyber Monday promotions into the weekend before and the days afterward, Cyber Monday itself continues to be the most important day of the online holiday shopping season.” However, he did say that early promotions had some consumers buying more items earlier in the weekend, suggesting that Cyber Monday could have even been stronger were it not for the emergence of this trend. Consumer electronics and video game consoles and accessories were among the biggest sellers of the day. Home and garden products, clothing and accessories, as well as sports and fitness products also performed well. ComScore tracks U.S. online sales based on observed behavior of a representative U.S. consumer panel of 1 million Web users. One big online shopping trend so far this year is shoppers researching and buying on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, said Forrester Research analyst Sucharita Mulpuru. “There was an enormous lift in the number of people who use mobile devices, and it’s been trending that way for the last couple of weeks,” she said. Forrester forecasts $78.7 billion in U.S. online sales this holiday season, a 15 percent increase over 2012. Meanwhile, IBM Benchmark reported on Tuesday that Cyber Monday sales rose 20.6 percent. IBM Benchmark takes sales results from over 500 online retailers and analyzes the data to estimate total online spending.

NEW YORK (AP) — Cyber Monday is still on top. Retailers from Walmart Stores to Amazon started rolling out “Cyber” deals at the beginning of November, and kept them going on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. That led some to wonder if earlier sales would put a dent in Cyber Monday sales. The date has been the biggest online shopping day of the year since 2010. But shoppers delivered. In fact, shoppers bought online at the heaviest rate ever Monday, according to research firm comScore Inc., which tracks online sales. The group said Tuesday e-commerce spending rose 18 percent from last year’s Cyber Monday to $1.74 billion, making Monday the top online spending day since comScore began tracking the data in 2001. The figure does not include purchases from mobile devices. “I always wait for the deals on Cyber Monday,” said Stephanie Appiah, 25, a student who picked up a Google Chromecast video streamer with free shipping on Monday. “It’s better than Black Friday because you don’t have to deal with other people.” The strong online performance was in contrast to overall spending. Over the four days beginning on Thanksgiving, spending fell an estimated 2.9 percent to $57.4 billion, according to the trade group the National Retail Federation. Overall, the NRF expects holiday spending to rise 2.9 percent to $602.1 billion. “Any notion that Cyber Monday is declining in importance appears to be completely unfounded,” comScore Chairman Gian

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U.S. citizen Merrill Newman, 85, reads a document, which North Korean authorities say was an apology that Newman wrote and read in North Korea.

to meet former Kuwol fighters following his North Korea trip. Park said about 30 elderly former guerrillas, some carrying bouquets of flowers, waited in vain for several hours for him at Incheon International Airport, west of Seoul, on Oct. 27 before news of his detention was released. Newman has yet to tell his side of the story, aside from the televised statement, and his family hasn’t responded to requests for comment on his wartime activities. Jeffrey Newman has previously said that his father, an avid traveler and retired finance executive from California, had always wanted to return to the country where he fought during the Korean War.

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Singers ready for museum open house The Madrigal Singers will perform on Sunday at the Cline Museum, 313 E. Maumee St., Angola. The museum will be decorated for the holidays, and the open house will be

2-4 p.m. Refreshments will be provided by the Steuben County Historical Society. Several Santa Claus collections will be on display.

Auction raises scholarship funds KENDALLVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Christmas was the theme for the Professional/Business Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Association meeting and annual auction for its scholarship program. The meeting was held Nov. 14 at the Kendallville Youth Center with 20 members and five guests present. Members of the Ways and Means Committee, who planed the meeting, are Lorene Bonar, Melody Skinner, Emma Spink, Dani Rittermeyer and Becky Daniels. Guests were Kristie Trick, Debra Scott, Taylor Skinner, Elizabeth Riser and Tracy Roberts. Following a pizza dinner, association president Dani Rittermeyer welcomed the guests and presented new member, Emma Spink,


Members of the Ways and Means Committee of the Professional/Business Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Association were in charge of the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s November meeting. They are, front from left, Lorene Bonar and Emma Spink; and back from left, Melody Skinner, Becky Daniels and Dani Rittermeyer.

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was a report by Diane Peachey, chairman of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Save The Strand Theatreâ&#x20AC;? project. Following the report the members voted to monetarily support the project. Rittermeyer thanked the members for their work selling the fudge left over from the Apple Festival and for the array of auction items brought to the meeting. Melody Skinner served as auctioneer. All monies made from the auction are used to support the three high school scholarships and one adult scholarship the women present each June. The next meeting of the association will be a Christmas dinner and party held at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Dec. 12.

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Email your legal! legals @ Call Kelly at 877-791-7877x182 for details NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME IN THE NOBLE CIRCUIT COURT CASE NO. 57C01-1311-MI-054 STATE OF INDIANA COUNTY OF NOBLE IN RE THE NAME CHANGE OF: PETITIONER Dickie Wayne Rodman, whose mailing address is: Kendallville, Indiana 46755 Noble County, Indiana hereby gives notice that she/he has filed a petition in the Noble Circuit Court requesting that his/her name be changed to Dick W Rodman. Notice is further given that hearing will be held on said Petition on the 10th day of January, 2014 at 8:30 oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock a.m. Petitioner: Dickie Wayne Rodman Date: 11/6/13 Michelle Mawhorter (seal) Noble Circuit Court Clerk NS,00360056,11/20,27,12/4,hspaxlp NOTICE OF PROJECT HEARING AND PRELIMINARY DETERMINATION HEARING Pursuant to Indiana Code 20-26-7-37 and Indiana Code 6-1.1-20-3.1, notice is hereby given that the Board of School Trustees of the Central Noble Community School Corporation will meet at 7:00 p.m. on December 17, 2013, at the School Corporation's Administrative Office, 200 East Main Street, Albion, Indiana, to hold a hearing to discuss and hear objections and support regarding the proposed renovation of and improvements to Central Noble Middle School and Central Noble High School (the "Project") and to consider adoption of a resolution making a preliminary determination to enter into a lease of said Project. You are invited to attend and participate in the public hearing. Dated December 4, 2013. John Fitzpatrick Secretary, Board of School Trustees Central Noble Community School Corporation NS,00361636,12/4,hspaxlp

experienced the loss of a loved one are welcome to attend.They may bring a picture of their family member or a small object that represents them to be placed on a table in the front of the sanctuary during the worship service. Hot hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres will be served before the service and are sponsored

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Bible Study: Bible study. LaGrange Council on Aging, 125 W. Fenn St., Suite 400, LaGrange. 9 a.m.

Food Pantry: Food available for low-income families in need. Thursdays 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:30-4:30 p.m. West Noble Food Pantry, 519 Gerber St., Ligonier. 10:30 a.m.

Luckey Hospital Museum: The Luckey Hospital Museum began when Dr. James E. Luckeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. Open Prayer: A prayer room is open to the public. First Presbyterian Church, 200 W. Michigan St., LaGrange. 11 a.m. Tablet & eReader Petting Zoo: Who doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t love a zoo? At our Tablet & eReader Petting Zoo, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. Xi Delta Epsilon Chapter Beta Sigma Phi: Take gift for Christmas exchange. Meet at home of Susan VanGorder, 305 Orchard Valley Drive, Avilla. 6 p.m. Celebrate Recovery Meeting: Sessions deal with addictions and relationship issues. Stoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hill Community Church, 151 W. C.R. 550N, Ligonier. 6:30 p.m. Alpha Associate Chapter of Tri Kappa: Christmas Party. Members should take their baby blanket philanthropy project for Riley Hospital. Meet at home of Jane Roush, 612 North Shore Drive, Kendallville. 6:30 p.m. Community Harvest Bank Farm Wagon: For those struggling with nutritional needs. Coffee served at 9:30 a.m. Wesleyan Methodist Church, 800 E. Main St., Albion. 10 a.m.

Euchre Games: Public welcome. Francis Vinyard VFW Post 2749, Veterans Way, Kendallville. 1 p.m. Food and Clothing Pantry: Furniture also available. For more information call 438-8678. Helping Hands, 275 Martin St., Rome City. 2 p.m. Exercise Class for Seniors: Free low-impact, slow-paced exercise class that will improve balance, flexibility, and strength. A combination of physical activity and relaxation. For more info, call Tom or Michelle at 463-7445. LaGrange Council on Aging, 125 W. Fenn St., Suite 400, LaGrange. 2:30 p.m. Christmas Cards: Join us as we create Christmas cards for a local nursing home. We will provide all of the supplies, you bring your creativity. Kendallville Public Library, 221 S. Park Ave., Kendallville. 3:30 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. Bingo: Sponsored by Sylvan Lake Improvement Association. Rome City Bingo Hall, S.R. 9, Rome City. 6 p.m. Zumba Class: Zumba classes at Presence Sacred Heart Home in Avilla Indiana run from 6:30 p.m. to 7:25 p.m. each Monday and Thursday. Presence Sacred Heart Home, 515 N. Main St., Avilla. 6 p.m. 897-2841 Celebrate Recovery Meeting: Meets each Thursday. CrossPointe Family Church, S.R. 3 and Drake Road, Kendallville. 7 p.m. iPad App Pack: Join the iPad App Pack, a group of iPad users who want to share their device experience and learn from others. Learn how to take full advantage of your tablet. Talk about your favorite apps, and then download other apps youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re interested in right on the spot using KPLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s WiFi. Ages 18 and up. Kendallville Public Library, 221 S. Park Ave., Kendallville. 7 p.m. 343-2010

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Woman needs to cut losses in relationship DEAR ABBY: I have been with my fiance since 2006. We expected to be married in 2008, but my grandmother died a month before my wedding, and then he was arrested because of charges stemming from a sexual relationship he’d had with a 17-year-old girl he had been counseling. Since then, we have had a daughter, but through it all there has been cheating, drugs, jail, no job, and constant excuses about why our sex life no longer exists. We have also had physical altercations, which he was arrested for. I am no longer happy with this relationship. The only reason I stay is because of our children. I’m only 33 and don’t want to live my life in misery anymore, but I will sacrifice my happiness for my children. I am confused and don’t know what to do. I’m just going




through the motions in life. I work full time, coach my son’s soccer team and am living with MS. He does help somewhat, but it would be better if he would get a job. My mother watches my DEAR kids while I working ABBY am and after they get out of school. Jeanne Phillips He claims because he doesn’t have a driver’s license he can’t get a job. Really? How many people in this world don’t drive and still have a job? Please give me some advice. I have reached my breaking point. — DOING THE BEST I CAN

DEAR DOING THE BEST YOU CAN: You say you are willing to sacrifice your happiness with this loser for your children. Why? You are not married to him, and he is emotionally neglectful, physically abusive and contributes nothing financially. Admit to yourself that the “romance” has been a mistake, and as soon as it’s safe, get away from him. If he ever finds a job, the state will help you collect child support, but if he doesn’t, you’ll have one less mouth to feed. DEAR ABBY is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA

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DEAR DOCTOR K: Why do I have bags, puffiness and dark circles around my eyes? What can I do about it? DEAR READER: My Harvard Medical School colleague Dr. Robert Shmerling wrote about this a couple of years ago in the Harvard Health Letter newsletter. Here’s some of what he said: Gently pinch the skin under your eyes and give it a little tug. You’ll feel that it’s a little looser and thinner than skin elsewhere. It’s also looser and thinner than it used to be. As we age, some of the fat under the skin of the face disappears. The fat under the skin beneath our eyes that we’re born with is like wind filling a sail. As the fat disappears, the skin under the eyes becomes like a sail without wind to fill it out. In addition, gravity when we’re sitting or standing (which is true


perhaps) can make the dark circles go away. If your eyes have gotten noticeably puffier and the puffiness doesn’t go away, see a doctor. Puffy eyes can be a sign that you’re retaining fluid, which can be a symptom of a serious medical condition. Also talk to your doctor if your eyes got puffy after you started a new medication or facial cosmetic, or ate a new food. You may be having an allergic reaction. This column now is more than two years old. I am very grateful to my colleague Urmila Parlikar for finding information for me, to my colleagues at Harvard Medical School who give me advice, and for my excellent editors, Alan McDermott and Shena Wolf. DR. KOMAROFF is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. His website is

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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.

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MERCHANDISE UNDER $50 2 Levelor blinds, almond in color 57 x 57. $50. each 260 715-1417 5 old oak dining room chairs, gold velvet seats & backs. $25.00 260 897-2036

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The News Sun – December 4, 2013  

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

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