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MONDAY January 6, 2014


Library News

Local fireman recognized


County now offers mobile laptop lab

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San Diego win sends Colts to New England

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Weather Bitter cold temperatures will hit today, with blowing snow also making for rough going. Page A6

Kendallville, Indiana

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Country bracing for deep freeze

GOOD MORNING General Assembly postpones opening of 2014 session INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana General Assembly has decided to postpone the opening of its 2014 session because of bad weather. The Indiana House and Senate were scheduled to being the legislative session on Monday but have decided to postpone that because of expected extreme low temperatures and snow. The National Weather Service is predicting heavy snow Sunday afternoon in Indianapolis with 6 inches or more of snow expected by Sunday night. The weather service also is predicting temperatures in the Indianapolis area to hit a high of about 11 below on Monday, saying that strong winds may produce wind chills of 25 to 45 below zero. Officials say General Assembly staff members are expected to report to work 1:30 p.m. Monday.

Pence orders state offices closed due to winter storm, cold INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Mike Pence has told all state government offices closed Monday because of the expected severe weather, but has told essential personnel to report to work to ensure public safety and critical services are available. Pence says he issued the order because he wants to help keep people off the roads and out of the extreme cold. Pence’s announcement early Sunday evening followed earlier announcements that the General Assembly postponed the opening its 2014 session Monday and that state appellate courts, including the Indiana Supreme Court, will be closed. The state is bracing for an Artic air blast expected to bring wind chills of up to 45 degrees below zero through Tuesday. Authorities in many Indiana counties are warning residents to stay off the roads because of unsafe conditions.


Heavy snow falls Sunday afternoon as a couple walk near downtown Kendallville.

Snow chokes area Officials issue ‘Red’ emergencies in 4 counties FROM STAFF REPORTS

Across northeast Indiana, activity ground to a slow crawl if not a complete halt due to about a foot of snow that fell Sunday. LaGrange, DeKalb, Steuben and Noble counties issued Red Level 1 travel warning emergency declarations, meaning that travel there was restricted to emergency management personnel only, taking effect Sunday. LaGrange County’s was issued at 4:38 p.m. Sunday, Steuben’s at 6:10 p.m., DeKalb’s at 6:43 p.m., and Noble’s at 7:02 p.m., the Indiana Department of Homeland Security’s website said. Mayor Tonya Hoeffel announced the city of Garrett was placed under a Level 1 snow emergency effective 7 p.m. Sunday night until further notice. Travel is restricted to emergency vehicles only. Kendallville

declared a Level 1 emergency after 8 p.m. Sunday. The Noble and Steuben county Level 1 emergencies are effective until noon today. DeKalb’s, LaGrange’s, Kendallville’s and Garrett’s were indefinite as of Sunday at 7:30 p.m. The cities of Ligonier declared an Orange Level 2 watch emergency, as of 6 p.m. Sunday. Under an Orange level travel watch emergency, only necessary travel is recommended. A watch emergency recommends people should travel only in such cases as emergencies or to get to and from work. Travel in Noble County was extremely hazardous, said Noble County Emergency Management Agency executive director Michael Newton, adding, “It’s treacherous out there.” Noble County Highway Depart-

ment crews had labored to keep roads open all day, but were unable to keep up with the falling and blowing snow, Newton said. “Every report is, the roads are just getting worse,” he said. The county ordered road crews to stop for a few hours of sleep Sunday evening and expected to have them back on the roads by 4-5 a.m. today, Newton said. The situation was similar in DeKalb County, where highway superintendent Eric Patton was driving a snowplow on C.R. 427 just after 5 p.m. Sunday, before the red warning emergency was declared. He described the road’s condition as “not too bad,” but added, “In another hour, it’ll be closed if the wind keeps up like it is.” Patton said the wind picked up SEE WEATHER, PAGE A6

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CHICAGO (AP) — Snow-covered roads and high winds created treacherous driving Sunday from the Dakotas to Michigan and Missouri as residents braced for the next round of bad weather: dangerously cold temperatures that could break records across much of the nation. Temperatures were being suppressed by a “polar vortex,” a counterclockwise-rotating pool of cold, dense air that will affect more than half of the continental U.S. throughout Sunday and into Monday and Tuesday, with wind chill warnings stretching from Montana to Alabama. The forecast is extreme: 25 below zero in Fargo, N.D., minus 31 in International Falls, Minn., and 15 below in Indianapolis and Chicago. Wind chills — what it feels like outside when high winds are factored into the temperature — could drop into the negative 50s and 60s. Northeastern Montana was warned Sunday of wind chills up to 59 below zero. “It’s just a dangerous cold,” National Weather Service meteorologist Butch Dye in Missouri said. Several Midwestern states were walloped by up to a foot of new snow on Sunday. Five to 9 inches fell in the Chicago area by Sunday afternoon, while the St. Louis area had about a foot of snow and northern Indiana had at least 8 inches. Central Illinois was bracing for 8 to 10 inches, and southern Michigan could see up to 15 inches. Officials closed several Illinois SEE FREEZE, PAGE A6

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Viola Brodbeck, an 89-year-old client at The Arc of LaGrange County, works some small devices designed to keep her fingers nimble and her

mind sharp. Brodbeck has been with program since the mid-1980s and has not missed a single day of “work.”

Keeping on the go Woman, 89, stays active through Arc of LaGrange BY PATRICK REDMOND

LAGRANGE — No one at The Arc of LaGrange County can remember a day when 89-year-old Viola Brodbeck, an Arc client, didn’t make it in to “work.” Sitting at a classroom table, working to thread nuts to a set of bolts — an exercise designed to keep the woman’s fingers nimble while at the same time, stimulating her mind — Viola has a simple answer to the question of why she never takes a day off. “I like to work,” she said, continuing her task, barely looking away as she answers. Technically, Viola is retired, and has been ever since she first arrived at Arc of LaGrange in


1985. Arc is a LaGrange County institution, a part of the local landscape since 1966. According to CEO Deb Seman, The Arc of LaGrange County’s mission is “to protect and support individuals with disabilities and to develop their potential within our unique community.” Viola has a mild disability, explained Seman, and her speech is a little difficult to understand for anyone who doesn’t know her. But that does nothing to tarnish her

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remarkable work ethic or to slow down her drive to remain busy. According to Sue Hankinson, one of Viola’s supervisors at Arc as well as a longtime friend and supporter, Viola is always on the go. SEE VIOLA, PAGE A6

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Increasingly inside the Statehouse, “short session” is no longer a term to be confused with an inconsequential gathering of the state’s lawmakers. When lawmakers return for the start of 2014’s “short session” this week, they are set to take up two high-profile measures — one to write the state’s gay marriage ban into the constitution and another that would eliminate the personal property tax paid by businesses. Lawmakers began adding a second annual meeting to each two-year term — just like Congress’ — more than four decades ago as a means to deal with minor budget fixes that could not wait. But that budget-fixing mechanism has evolved in recent years into sessions in which elected leaders tackle some of the most high-profile and contentious measures. The precursor to this year’s business tax cut proposal came during the short session of 2008, when lawmakers (and ultimately voters) placed property tax caps into the state constitution. The Indiana Chamber of Commerce, among others, has argued that the cuts unfairly placed the burden of local property taxes on businesses and left homeowners largely unscathed. Top Republican leaders, including Gov. Mike Pence and House Speaker Brian Bosma, want to eliminate the tax, along SEE SESSION, PAGE A6





Northern birds transform the days of winter Snow covered the ground and much of the highway I drove. Snowplows had been over the road, but they hadn’t scraped clean. The blacktop was bare only in four lines, the tracks where many tires had worn away the snow. The sky was gray and dark, there was snow in the air and a cold OUTDOOR wind blew from the NOTES northwest. It was a Neil Case dreary winter day. Then on one side of the road ahead I saw a flock of small birds, horned lark size and shape. They acted like horned larks, always moving, taking short forays in the air, walking or running on the ground. I slowed as I got near the birds, drove onto the shoulder of the road, then stopped. I didn’t have my binoculars, and the day was too dark for me to make out what they were. But I could tell what they were not. They were not horned larks. Horned larks have white outer tail feathers that are clearly visible when they fly, even on such a gray day. These birds did not have white outer tail feathers. Other vehicles passed me and whenever one did, the birds flushed, flew into the field next to the road and dropped onto the snow. But each time they flushed to the field, they


A male Lapland longspur shows its breeding plumage. This is a bird from the extreme north, a flock of which was recently spotted by columnist Neil Case.

stayed only seconds, then flew back to the edge of the road. I watched several minutes, straining to make out what they were but could not. Eventually I gave up and drove on. I passed two more flocks of what looked like the same kind of birds in the next mile and a half, 50 or more birds in each flock. The next morning I drove that road again, this time taking my binoculars, hoping those birds would still be here. It was another dark, dreary day with snow in the air and, of course, covering the ground. But one flock was still there, on the ground at the edge of the highway and in the road. Even with my binoculars, I had trouble making out what those birds were. After a few minutes, though it seemed longer, I managed to identify them. They were Lapland longspurs, birds of the far north, birds that nest in the Arctic tundra, not just the north of North America but around the globe. The specimen for which the species was named was collected in Lapland, hence the first word of the name. The second word of the name is not for a spur but for the hind toe, which is longer proportionately than the hind toe of other birds. A male Lapland longspur in spring and summer, in breeding plumage, has a black face and throat bordered by a band of white, a

chestnut-colored hind collar, brown back, wings and tail and a white belly. A female is another little brown job, sparrow-like year round. In winter the male takes on the same plumage as the female. There are other longspurs, and I glassed these birds carefully through my binoculars, one at a time, hoping to find a Smith’s or McCown’s or chestnut-collared longspur. None was likely. All longspurs are uncommon visitors south of the U.S.-Canada border and even in southern Canada. They’re sporadic, unpredictable. The Lapland longspur has been seen in the lower 48 states over a much broader range than the other three, from the East Coast to West. The other three have been seen less often and only in the Midwest and southern Midwest. I didn’t spot any other longspurs. But I did find a few snow buntings. These are other nesters of the far north, other unpredictable winter visitors to southern Canada and the U.S. Two dreary winter days. Dreary, that is, until I saw the birds, Lapland longspurs and snow buntings. Then I forgot the dark sky, the snow and the wind. NEIL CASE is retired from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources who lives in Noble County. He may be contacted at

Heroin deaths on rise in Indy INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A rising number of heroin-related deaths is raising concern among public safety and medical workers in Indianapolis. The city saw 95 people die of heroin use in 2013, and medics are seeing rising numbers of overdoses, according to WTHR-TV. Smaller communities including Columbus, Greenwood and Connersville also are reporting spikes, and a study last year showed the number of young people in Indiana using heroin is twice the national average.

Officials say one reason for the increase is heroin’s low cost. Prescription drugs are harder to get, and heroin can be found for $10 to $20 a hit. But medics say its effects are unpredictable and can quickly turn deadly. “A lot of people think of it as a recreational drug but there’s no recreational aspect about it,” said Adrian Foster, a four-year veteran of Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services. Foster said he encountered people last year who

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had overdosed on heroin two or three times a week, including some in the presence of children. “I’ve even found them in a parking lot, right after they bought it, shooting up with their young child in the passenger’s seat,” Foster said. The Indianapolis Department of Public Safety is working with medical workers and the police department to develop a plan to confront the city’s heroin problem this year. Officials expect to announce the details in the coming weeks.

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FIrefighter of the Year The Sparta Township Volunteer Fire Department recently honored Eric Moser as its “Fireman of the Year” for 2013. This award is the highest award that the membership chooses. Moser currently serves as the Captain/Secretary of the

department, based out of Cromwell. He has a total of 26 years in the fire service, and 12 of those years are with Sparta Township. The honor came during the department’s annual holiday dinner and awards banquet.

Police Blotter • Crash injures Avilla man, two others AUBURN — Three people suffered injuries in a rollover crash Saturday northwest of Auburn, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department reported. A front-seat passenger who was ejected from the vehicle suffered the most serious injuries. Joseph E. Sharpe, 42, of Avilla had a fractured scapula, lacerated spleen, nose fracture, four fractured ribs and possible ankle fracture The vehicle’s driver, Lindsay N. Ransbottom,

22, of the 500 block of East King Street, Garrett, reported neck and back pain after the crash. A rear-seat passenger identified as K. Wells, a juvenile, complained of hip pain. DeKalb County EMS took all three vehicle occupants to Parkview Regional Medical Center at Fort Wayne for treatment. The crash occurred at 3:30 p.m. in the 3800 block of C.R. 19. Police said Ransbottom was driving a 2000 Dodge Durango southbound and for unknown reasons lost control. The vehicle traveled

across the roadway and entered the east ditch. It rolled three times, coming to rest 180 feet from the point where it entered the ditch. Sharpe was ejected and landed approximately 25 feet from where the vehicle came to rest in a field. Police believe he was not wearing his seatbelt. Ransbottom and Wells were wearing their seat belts. Indiana State Police, Auburn Police, Garrett Police, the Auburn Fire Department and DeKalb EMS assisted county police at the scene.

Tobacco-free advocates worry about budget cuts MUNCIE (AP) — The state of Indiana has appealed a recent decision to decrease the amount of money major tobacco companies are ordered to pay as a result of smoke-related illnesses, and local health department officials are equally concerned about future funding. An arbitration panel ruled in late 2013 the companies should pay Indiana $68.2 million as opposed to the projected $131.2 million amount ordered as a part of the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement. With much of the Delaware County Health Department funding coming from the tobacco settlement agreements, The Starr Press reports local tobacco-free advocates fear any cut would put a stop to the momentum the tobacco-free movement has seen in the community in recent years. “Now is not the time for these cuts, especially when we know the dangers of tobacco use, second-hand smoke and the harm for children with asthma … all while the companies continue to market to young people with millions of dollars,” said Judy Mays, tobacco-free education coordinator for the Health Coalition of Delaware County. “We’ve done some great work here and we need

to keeping educating the community on how to quit. We still have work to do.” The Delaware County Health Department operates with a budget close to $914,000, with most of their funds coming from tobacco settlement dollars, grants and state dollars. Indiana ranks 49th in the United States (including the District of Columbia) in public health funding from state dollars, forcing health departments to apply for federal and private grants to do their work. Joshua Williams, the DCHD administrator, said the local office received two large awards — $72,000 from the Local Health Maintenance Fund and $47,000 from the Health Department TrustGrant — from dollars directly funded by the tobacco settlement for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. The office also received smaller amounts to assist with public health education and screenings throughout the same fiscal year. Any cut in those funds

would force DCHD to do less work — especially in regards to smoking prevention among children and pregnant women — with perhaps fewer people. The department is already working with fewer staff than recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. “We have plans to work with pregnant women and decreasing their rate of smoking in Delaware County and helping more people with smoking cessation. With a nearly 50 percent cut in state dollars, we’ll expect a cut of that size for us as well. That would force us to stop some of that work,” Williams said. Attorney General Greg Zoeller is fighting the arbitration ruling, hoping to force the companies — the Philip Morris Tobacco Company, the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, the Lorillard Tobacco Company and other cigarette manufacturers — to pay closer to the $131.2 million original settlement.

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Geiger promoted in E-911 ALBION — Shellie Geiger has been promoted to communications supervisor and assistant E-911 director effective Dec. 27, 2013, Noble County E-911 Communications Center executive director Mitch Fiandt announced recently. Geiger has 11 years of experience in 911 communications. She has been a communications officer with Noble County Communications since June 2010. She has also worked for Wabash County, Grant County and the Gas City Police Department. Geiger will be in charge of the day-to-day operations of the center. She also will


Shellie Geiger is the new communications supervisor and assistant E-911 director for the Noble County E-911 Communications Center.

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Library now offers mobile laptop lab ALBION — The Noble County Public Library now has a mobile laptop lab available to community organizations and businesses. The mobile lab consists of 12 laptops and a projector that can be utilized at any of libraries three locations — the East library in Avilla, the Central library in Albion or the West library in Cromwell. The mobile lab be used

for computer or GED classes, corporate training and testing sessions or genealogy research. It can be reserved for a group with a phone call to a local branch. The new mobile lab has been used to support GED classes at the West library. The lbrary soon will be providing computer training opportunities at all three locations. The project was made

possible by a $10,000 grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Indiana State Library, and a $1,000 grant form P.U.L.S.E. of Noble County, a project of the Noble County Community Foundation and its supporting organization, Community Initiatives Inc. With the grants, the library was able to update its nine-year-old laptop lab.

Noble County Public Library-Central News • ALBION — The Noble County Public Library-Central in Albion has events planned for people of all ages in January. Adults • The library’s “Hot Reads for Cold Nights” adult winter reading program started Dec. 16 and runs through the end of February. The reading challenges are posted at local branches. For every challenge completed, participants will receive a full-size candy bar. There will be a grand prize. • The Night Readers Genre Book Club is a new club where the monthly book is chosen by the member. This month’s genre is fiction. Participants can pick any piece of fiction that they’ve never read. The group will meet at the Central library Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. to rate and discuss each others’ books. Then the discussion will move to Facebook, where people can join in from home. There also will be a discussion group strictly for NCPL patrons on For more information, call Suzie at 636-7197. • A free Zumba class will


FFA aids pantry The Central Noble High School FFA class, under the direction of Jamie Earnhart, visited the Central Noble Food Pantry the week before Christmas. Students challenged several classes to see which middle or high School class could collect the most food to donate to the pantry. Along with multiple boxes of nonperish-

able food, the students delivered several poinsettia plants that the students had grown from seedlings. Clients receiving these plants were thrilled to have them or give them to family members in nursing homes. Pantry treasurer Doug Keenan, back row at right, gave the students a tour of the facility.

be offered at the Central branch Jan. 15 with two time slots 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. • The January book discussion will be on “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared” by Jonas Jonasson on Jan. 30 at 6:30 p.m. • The Central library’s first specialty computer course for 2014 will be “Photo Storage & Editing.” The class is free, but is limited to 10 patrons. Participants are asked to register as soon as possible by calling 636-7197. More info on the computer Literacy Series will be available soon. Teens in middle and high school • The movie “City of Bones” will be shown at the Central library Thursday from 3:30-6 p.m. • Teens can learn the ancient Turkish art of Ebru Painting at the Central library Jan. 16 from 3:30-6 p.m. Teens can enter their favorite recipes for the library’s 2014 Teen Cookbook during the same time. • A Girl’s Night In for girls only is planned for the

Central library Jan. 30 from 5-10 p.m. Kids • Storytime for preschoolers ages 2-6 includes stories, games, crafts, songs and a snack. January’s Storytime days will be Jan 7, 21 and 28 at 10 a.m. • After School Club involves Weekly activities for children in grades K-5 on Wednesdays from 3:15-4:30 p.m. In January the club will meet Jan. 8, 15 and 22. During the months of Jan., Feb. and March After School Club will take place at Albion Elementary School to avoid the children having to walk to the library in inclement weather. For more information, call Kelly at 636-7197. Book Buddies will meet Jan 14 at 10 a.m. The movie “Smurfs 2” will be shown Jan. 14 from 3:15-5 p.m at Wolf Lake Elementary School and Jan, 15 from 3:15-5 p.m at Albion Elementary School. All ages Announcements of weather-related library closings will be made on TV stations 21 and 33 and radio stations WMEE, WOWO and WBCL.

Scholarships available for prospective volunteer firefighters

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ALBION — The Albion Fire Department is offering three $7,600 scholarships this year, a press release said. Volunteer firefighter staffing has become critical for area volunteer fire departments especially during the daytime hours. Noble County fire departments, with the assistance of the Noble County E-911 Communications Center have started dispatching

ALBION — Albion Community Theatre members will meet Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. at the Noble County Public Library-Central in Albion. The agenda will include the group’s 2014 show schedule and nominations for its 2014 board of directors. For more information, contact Cody Steele at albioncommunitytheatre@

two fire departments to any structure fire between the hours of 5 a.m. and 5 p.m. to ensure there is adequate volunteer firefighter staffing. In an effort to address some of these critical staffing shortages, the Albion Fire Department will be offer three $7,600 scholarships to anyone 18 years old or older who lives in the Albion Fire Department protection area and is willing to become an Albion

Volunteer Firefighter, take the essential training and maintain a minimum of a 30-percent attendance record to all emergency incidents, training drills, and meetings for four years. More information about the scholarships is available at the Central Noble High BOB BRALEY School Guidance Office or on the Albion Fire DepartAnne Rowland has installed a Little Free Library at her ment website, albionfiredept. home at 3357 N. Arthur Drive on Skinner Lake. com, by clicking on the “Volunteer” button.

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Noble County Courthouse News • Marriage licenses The following were issued recently in Noble County: • Alberto Rodriguez, 21, and Karla Janeth Aguilar, 18, both of Ligonier. • Trenton Patrick Simon,

27, of Kendallville and Erin M. Kendall, 27, of Churubusco. • Ryan Michael Steere, 21, of Butler and Candace Renea Carter, 23, of Albion. • Jacob Daniel Porter, 21, and Rebecca Renee Traxler, 22, both of DeWitt, Mich.

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• Jacob Lee Patrick, 20, and Amie Lyn Bloomfield, 25, both of Rome City. • Douglas B. Marker, 52, and Valeria A. Reed, 49, both of Kendallville. • Aaron B. Rex, 48, and Lisa Ann Guyermelli, 45, both of Albion.

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SKINNER LAKE — Noble County’s second Little Free Library has opened on Skinner Lake. Anne Rowland has installed the free book exchange box at her home at 3357 N. Arthur Drive on Skinner Lake. Little Free Libraries come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Rowland gave Kent Schlotterback, who made her library, free reign


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to design what he wanted. He chose a red barn motif. Little Free Libraries are set up so people can contribute a book to read, borrow a book or return a book to any Little Free Library. The Little Free Library concept started in Wisconsin. There are now thousands nationwide. The first in Noble County was Sharon McDowell’s at her home on Summit Lake, which opened in September.


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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. 57C01-1312-MI-058 STATE OF INDIANA COUNTY OF NOBLE, SS: IN RE THE NAME CHANGE OF: IAN PAUL CURRY PETITIONER. Ian Paul Curry, whose mailing address is: Ligonier, IN 46767 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 Ian Paul Burke. Notice is further given that hearing will be held on said Petition on the 21st day of February, 2014 at 9:00 o’clock a.m. Date: December 9, 2013 Petitioner Michelle Mawhorter (seal) Noble Circuit Court Clerk NS,00363474,12/23,30,1/6,hspaxlp




Deaths & Funerals • Gisela Warstler ASHLEY — Gisela Warstler, 66 of Ashley passed away Saturday, January 4, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She was born November 8, 1947, in Augsburg, Germany to Walter and Charlotte Griebsch. Ms. Warstler Her father has passed away, and her mother survives in Augsburg, Germany. Gisela worked for Pent Products for over 30 years and has been at Rieke Corporation for over 10 years. She is a member of the Ashley Church of God. Gisela loved spending time at the lake, enjoyed her flowers and traveling to Germany to visit family. Surviving are Rick Hossinger, her companion and significant other for 44 years; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Denise Warstler of Spring, TX; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Brent Middleton of Auburn; six grandchildren, Andrew Warstler, Aaron Warstler, Alyssa Warstler, Stefany Middleton, Keatton Middleton and Adam Middleton; two step-great-grandchildren, Ethyn Grimes and Rylan Grimes; and two brothers and a sister, Peter Griebsch of Germany, Evelot Corolieu of Spain and Werner Griebsch of Russia. She was preceded in

death by her father and a sister, Ursula Johnson. Services will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at the Ashley Church of God with Pastor Bob Neace officiating. Calling is Wednesday from 1 to 3 and 4 to 6 p.m. at the church. Memorials can be directed to American Cancer Society. Feller and Clark Funeral Home of Auburn is assisting the family with arrangements. To send condolences visit

Paul Stanley KENDALLVILLE — Paul L Stanley, 80, of Kendallville died Saturday, January 4, 2014, in Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. He had lived in this area for more than 50 years, coming from Mr. Stanley Kentucky. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Stanley was a welder, working for Wirco in Avilla and Levin & Sons in Kendallville. For the last 20 years, he had worked for the Robert and Marie Strater family of Kendallville. Paul loved to fish and hunt. He greatly loved his babies, Callie, Little Bit, and Duchess, which were his cats. He also enjoyed his grandchildren. He was born November 4, 1933, in Garrett, Floyd County, Kentucky, to Jake and Ellen (Hicks) Stanley. On June 11, 1953, in

War, West Virginia, he married Polly Gibson. Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Polly Stanley of Kendallville; four sons, Edwin (Donna) Stanley of Albion, Danny (Kari) Stanley of Kendallville, Beech Stanley of Kendallville, and Paul Stanley of Wolf Lake; four daughters, Ruth Ann (Roy) Christian of Woodruff, Kathy (Nick) Arnold of Kendallville, Mary Stanley of Kendallville, and Jamie Stanley of Kendallville; 14 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; seven sisters; a grandson, Roy Allen Christian; and a great-grandson, Kile Allen Stanley. Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at 2 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville, with Pastor Mike Stanley of the Church of the Stone, Wolcottville officiating. Burial will be in Orange Cemetery near Rome City. Calling is Tuesday, January 7, 2014, from noon to 2 p.m. in the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www. youngfamilyfuneralhome. com

Virgil Collins KENDALLVILLE — Virgil Collins, 72, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Funeral services for Mr. Collins are pending at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville.

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death by her parents and a sister, Bev McDowell. WATERLOO — Karen Services are 11 a.m. L. Brown 68 of Waterloo Thursday at Feller and died Saturday, Jan. 4, Clark Funeral Home, 875 2014, at Parkview Regional S. Wayne St., Waterloo Medical Center, Fort Wayne. with the Rev. Ken Herb She was born Dec. 6, officiating. Burial will be in 1945, in Waterloo Cemetery. Calling Chicago to will be Wednesday from 2-4 Herbert and and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral Lois (Jansky) home. Arnold. Memorials are to the Karen Butler Eagles Auxiliary. To worked send condolences visit www. at Cooper Industrial Mrs. Brown Products, Rose Ford was a former Grant WATERLOO — Rose Township Trustee, worked M. Ford, 86, of Waterloo in the Waterloo Town Hall died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at and also in different cafeteDeKalb Health, Auburn. rias in the DeKalb Central She was born Oct. 28, School District. 1927, in Auburn to Glenn She was a member of and Emma (Radabaugh) and an officer for several Donaldson. years with the Butler Eagles She worked at Charleston Auxiliary. Metals for 23 years before Karen married Steve retiring in 1989. She was Brown on Nov. 24, 1971, in a member of the Waterloo Waterloo and he survives. VFW. Also surviving are two Surviving are three sons sons and four daughters, and two daughters, Greg Teri Johnson of St. Joe, D. and Teresa Ford of Bill Johnson of Waterloo, Waterloo, Dennis A. and Tim (Angie) Brown of Renata Ford of Waterloo, Auburn, Kim (Jerry) Landis Mike E. and Lorri Ford of of St. Joe, Leigh (John) Waterloo, Niki DeYoung Mergy of Columbia City of Greenville, S.C., and and Tammy (Brent) Kult Cheryl Davis of Waterloo; of Lafayette; 19 grandchil14 grandchildren; 19 dren; 11 great-grandchilgreat-grandchildren and five dren; three brothers and great-great-grandchildren. two sisters, Mickey Kirch She was preceded in of Arizona, Ken (Val) death by her parents and a Arnold of Fort Wayne, brother, Ralph Donaldson. Denny (Kathy) Arnold of A graveside service will Auburn, Mike Arnold of be at a later date at Waterloo Arizona and Marina (Stan) Cemetery. There will be no Marble; a brother-in-law Del calling. McDowell of West Virginia; Memorials are to the and her mother- and father American Cancer Society -in-law, Ivan and Betty or DeKalb County Humane Brown. Shelter. Feller and Clark She was preceded in Funeral Home of Waterloo

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Beverly Hassett ANGOLA — Beverly Ann Hassett, 52, of Elkhart died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at the Elkhart General Hospital, Elkhart. She worked at Cardinal IG in Fremont. She was born Feb. 6, 1961, in Angola to David Delaine and Barbara June (Hills) Hassett. Mrs. Hassett Beverly is survived by her mother, Barbara June Hassett of Coldwater, Mich.; two daughters, Krystal Manning of Fort Wayne and Katie Manning of Elkhart; three brothers, Robert and Roberta Hassett of Angola, Christopher and Trish Hassett of Cincinnati, Ohio, and David and Rene Hassett of Auburn; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, David Delaine Hassett, and her sister, Dawn Armey. Services will be at noon Saturday at the Weicht Funeral Home, Angola, with Pastor John Boyanowski officiating. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Fremont. Calling will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday before the service at the funeral home. You may sign the guestbook at www.weichtfh. com

Phil Everly and brother were architects of harmony BY DAVID BAUDER The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Art Garfunkel answered the door to his Manhattan apartment holding a framed black-and-white picture of two smiling men. It was a test. Correctly identifying Phil and Don Everly in the picture would reveal me as a journalist knowledgeable about music and the roots of Garfunkel’s career. Flustered, I failed. It should have been obvious. The Everly Brothers, who will blend their voices no more following Phil’s death at 74 Friday from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, were the architects of rock ‘n’ roll harmony. Simon & Garfunkel were unimaginable without them. John Lennon and Paul McCartney took their cues, too. Their harmonies (and don’t forget George Harrison) formed the

bedrock of the Beatles’ sound. Like Garfunkel, Phil sang the high notes. He had the lighter colored hair. He would step away from the microphone, like on “Cathy’s Clown,” to let older brother Don sing a few lines alone and you noticed how unremarkable Don’s voice was unadorned. Only when that voice merged with his brother’s as a single, new voice did it become special. The Everly Brothers’ reign on the pop charts was relatively short, from the mid-1950s until the British Invasion swept in a new generation in the early 1960s. The Everlys receded, but it was plain the newcomers had been listening. Sweet as they sounded, their hits resonated because they taught a huge post-World War II generation as it was growing up that love wasn’t all roses,

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In this July 31, 1964, file photo The Everly Brothers, Phil, left, and Don, perform on stage. Phil Everly died Friday at 74 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at a Burbank, Calif., hospital, said his son, Jason Everly.

guitars — those famous black guitars — and they opened their mouths and started to sing,” Simon told Rolling Stone magazine. “And after all these years, it was still that sound I fell in love with as a kid. It was still perfect.” Famous fans paid their debts. Simon and Garfunkel could have invited anyone for that 2003 tour. McCartney opened the door for “Phil and Don” in his 1976 hit “Let ‘Em In” and wrote the single “On the Wings of a Nightingale” for their 1984 reunion. Rockpile partners Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe recorded an EP of Everly covers and Edmunds produced the “EB 84” album. The best tribute always comes when singers discover that the sound of their voices together creates a magic that isn’t there when each is alone, like John Paul White and Joy Williams of the

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Cold weather warning brings potential dangers for seniors With dangerously cold temperatures in the forecast, Home Instead Senior Care says now is the time for seniors and their loved ones to brush up on cold weather safety tips. “Winter can be a difficult time, as the harsh conditions especially impact seniors,” said Jeff Huber, president of Home Instead, Inc. “We want to make sure seniors and their loved ones are aware of simple ways they can stay safe and warm throughout the season.” Those over the age of 65 account for nearly half of all hypothermia deaths. As the body ages, the ability to maintain a normal internal body temperature decreases, creating an insensitivity to moderately cold temperatures. Seniors may not realize they are putting themselves at risk until symptoms appear. Symptoms of hypothermia include: shivering, exhaustion, confusion, fumbling hands, memory loss, slurred speech and drowsiness. If symptoms are present, immediate medical attention is necessary. The leading reason for hypothermia in the elderly is due to poorly heated homes, which is entirely preventable. Follow these simple tips to ensure a warm household.

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Widespread blowing snow and a slight chance of snow showers today. It will be cloudy and cold, with a temperature falling to around -13 by 4 p.m. and wind chill values as low as -40. Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low around -19. Tuesday will be mostly sunny and cold, with a high near -5.


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in the last hour of daylight, and added, “The roads we did have cleared are now drifting shut.” Patton said DeKalb County’s 20 plow trucks would stop their efforts between 8 and 9 p.m. Sunday, and he expected to resume plowing between 3 and 4 a.m. today. Overnight Sunday, he said, he planned to station plow trucks at all EMS ambulance stations and the county sheriff’s department to clear the way for emergency responders. Police agencies throughout all four northeast counties reported only a few slide-off accidents Sunday as people simply stayed home. DeKalb County Emergency Management Director Roger Powers said he and Sheriff Don Lauer were using sport-utility vehicles to transport county jail workers and emergency dispatchers to their jobs. “Judging where the edges of the roads are — that’s the problem,” Powers said. Cameron Memorial Community Hospital in Angola brought in cots and provisions so essential employees could be put up Sunday night if needed. Certain services at the hospital were canceled for today, including surgeries. Gov. Mike Pence ordered all state offices closed today. The Legislature was scheduled to begin its session today. State Rep. Dr. Dennis Zent, R-Angola, left Saturday for Indianapolis so he could avoid travel in the storm. Virtually all schools in the four-county area announced closings by mid-afternoon Sunday, including Trine University, which announced it would be closed Tuesday, when classes were set to resume after the break. DeKalb Central schools were scheduled to be closed

to students today, but teachers were to report for in-service training. Teachers were told Sunday afternoon not to report for work today. West Noble had the same situation. Schools weren’t the only things closed by the storm today. Government offices for Noble and LaGrange counties and Orange Township in Noble County all were closed due to weather. Many factories in Steuben, DeKalb and Noble counties canceled shifts, and a variety of events were postponed or called off. People made runs to stores for everything from bread and milk to emergency auto supplies such as cat litter (for traction if a car became stuck in the snow) on Saturday and Sunday throughout the area. The Family Farm & Home store in Auburn experienced a run on storm supplies Saturday. “We actually blew away what we did on Black Friday,” assistant manager Adam Day said about the store’s sales Saturday. He said the store sold out of snow-blowers and heat lamps and sold most of its generators. It also sold its complete stock of kerosene heaters and most of its propane heaters. “It’s been crazy,” Day said of the weekend. “But right now, it’s dead,” Day said late Sunday afternoon. “It looks like people aren’t even trying to come out.” He said the only customer in the store at 5 p.m. Sunday had arrived on a four-wheeler equipped with a snowplow. The Kroger store in Auburn was “very packed from open to close” on Saturday, said front-end manager Kyle Pfost. “We were overwhelmed.” Pfost said shoppers loaded up especially on milk, bread and eggs

Saturday. But by late Sunday afternoon, Pfost described shopping as ”sparse — a couple of customers every hour.” Pfost said he expected to have the store’s shelves restocked by today. Staff members at the Dollar General store in Avilla reported that people had bought out supplies of snow shovels, cat litter, bread and milk by late Saturday. Some communities already had upward of 10 inches of snow on the ground before the new snow event that was predicted to bring upward of 14 inches throughout the area, the National Weather Service said. Today is supposed to bring bitter cold that is predicted to last through Tuesday, further exacerbating the extreme winter conditions. Blowing conditions could cause extreme drifting, making roads impassable, the NWS said. Sunday’s snow could end up topping the record set Jan. 3, 1999. That snowfall brought about 12-14 inches to northeast Indiana. The 14.3 inches measured in Angola was a record for January. Indiana State Fire Marshal Jim Greeson asked residents to make sure fire hydrants are clear of snow in case of emergency Sunday evening. “A blocked hydrant can mean slower response to extinguishing fires and (clearing around it) only takes a few minutes,” he said. Low temperatures Sunday night were expected to be between 7 below and 20 below zero. The high today is expected to be 10 below zero. “Deadly wind chills between 30 below and 45 below zero can be expected … through Tuesday,” the NWS said.


Sue Hankinson, left, a supervisor at The Arc of LaGrange County, works with Viola Brodbeck, 89, a client of the LaGrange County organzation, in

a classroom. Brodbeck has a perfect attendance record and leads a busy life at Arc.

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“She’s a very busy lady,” Hankinson explains. Monday through Friday, Viola boards a bus and arrives at Arc by 8:30 a.m. She stays there until Arc programs shut down for the day at 3:30 p.m. In addition to attending Arc, she also is a regular member at the Methodist church in LaGrange, and she attends monthly luncheons at Life Care of LaGrange. Viola always catches the monthly movie at the Council on Aging office, and is a regular at its Wii bowling days. She wouldn’t think about missing a Breakfast with the Birds program held each month at the LaGrange County Park Department’s Maplewood Nature Center. “She loves Scott Beam,” Hankinson said, as Viola laughs, talking about Beam and the monthly program he

conducts. “She’s a very busy woman, and she is happy being with us and happy doing everything that she does.” Viola first arrived at Arc after she moved out of a local nursing home and into an Arc-sponsored group home. The state was concerned too many able-minded people were being placed in nursing homes unnecessarily. She was given the choice, and decided she wanted to live in a group home. “She has options, and she wants to be active,” Seman explained. Viola’s nearly perfect attendance dates back so far, no one is quite sure if she’s ever missed even a single day. However, a quick search of the records by staff proves that at least Viola has not missed a single day in more than 17 years. That includes vacation days she earned but chose not to use.

“I look at her and think, when I’m 89, will I have that same drive, will I do the same things she does to keep myself active?” Seman said. “She doesn’t come here to sleep; she’s active all day long. And she knows everyone here, she checks in on everybody, and is extremely active.” All the talk about a vacation prompts Viola to suddenly turn to Hankinson and tell her she thinks now she’d like to take a vacation, and when asked, Viola tells her she thinks she’d like to go someplace far away. “I want to go fishing,” Viola explains. That causes Seman to laugh. “There’s always new horizons to seek and things to learn,” she said of Viola. “She has a quest to stay and see what else there is out there that she can do. She’s not afraid to try new things.”

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roadways because of drifting snow, and warned residents to stay inside. Roads in the Midwest were particularly dangerous, and officials in Missouri warned it was too cold for rock salt to be very effective. Authorities also urged residents to check on elderly and disabled relatives and neighbors. In Chicago, temperatures were expected to bottom out around minus 15 overnight, likely setting a daily record, National Weather Service meteorolo-

gist Ed Fenelon said. Earlier Sunday, temperatures sank to 20-below and colder in northern Minnesota and Grand Forks, N.D. Despite the dangerous cold, Green Bay Packers fans were expected to pack Lambeau Field for Sunday’s NFL playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers. It could be among the coldest ever played: It was 5 degrees at kickoff at 3:40 p.m. CST, warmer than expected. “We suited up, we brought all the snowboarding gear we use … and added to it,” said

49ers fan Jeff Giardinelli of Fresno Calif., as he walked across a parking lot with a friend. “Without the wind, which isn’t here yet, we’re good. When it gets windy, we’ll be ready for it.” It hasn’t been this cold for almost two decades in many parts of the country. Frostbite and hypothermia can set in quickly at 15 to 30 below zero. Lorna West, a 43-yearold student and consultant from Columbus, Ohio, said she doesn’t believe people unaccustomed to such weather are ready for what’s coming.

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with lobbying powerhouses including the Chamber of Commerce and the Indiana Manufacturers Association. Pence, in particular, is coming into the 2014 session with some big expectations. In addition to the personal property tax elimination, he has proposed expanding school vouchers for teachers and preschool-age children and increasing aid for charter schools. He ducked a question last week of how he would prioritize the items during the session, instead touting his upcoming State of the State address. “We just came from a long meeting this morning working on my State of the State address,” he said Thursday. “What we’re going to attempt to do is build on the four speeches we gave in the month of December that really tried to touch on the totality of the agenda we’re carrying into this session of the General Assembly.” Social and religious conservative groups, meanwhile, are seeking the marriage amendment. While Bosma and Long have said they still support limiting marriage to being between one man and one woman, neither appears to be actively pushing the issue — at least not in public. The marriage fight has the potential to crowd out other issues depending on how much time lawmakers spend

on the fight. That’s what happened in 2012, when state lawmakers made Indiana the first Rust Belt state to ban mandatory union fees two years ago via right-to-work legislation. The issue dominated the first half of that year’s short session, drawing hundreds of union protesters to the Statehouse daily and shouldering its way into the national spotlight with Indianapolis’ 2012 Super Bowl festivities. But that was only after Republicans delayed the issue during the 2011 session, following a five-week walkout by House Democrats. Yet even with top-tier items, lawmakers still find time for other major issues during these abbreviated meetings. Lawmakers passed a statewide smoking ban a few weeks after approving the right-to-work ban in 2012 and are already eyeing for this year some of the most contentious items that failed during the 2013 session, including the so-called “Ag Gag” proposal cracking down on trespassers. The argument that short sessions should be limited in scope is often made by the minority party, in this case Democrats who are vastly outnumbered in both the House and Senate. But Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar pointed out in a legislative session preview that the view may be outdated.







Seminoles, Tigers aim for title NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Team Destiny vs. Team Domination. Before the Bowl Championship Series is replaced next year by a playoff, No. 1 Florida State and No. 2 Auburn will meet in its last title game Monday night at the Rose Bowl. The Seminoles (13-0) ripped through their schedule on the way to Pasadena, winning each game by at least 14 points behind Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston. “I still think our best game is out there,” Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said Sunday. “I’m looking forward to playing it on Monday night, and our kids are looking forward to the challenge.” The turnaround Tigers (12-1) are the most unlikely group ever to reach the BCS championship game. Auburn went from 3-9 last year to Southeastern Conference champions in their first season under coach Gus Malzahn. It was a wild ride. The Prayer at Jordan-Hare beat Georgia. The Kick-Six beat Alabama. Destiny? Fate? Luck? The Tigers don’t see it that way. “Hey, I know we’re a team of hard work, I know that,” said tailback Tre Mason, a Heisman finalist who has run for 1,621 yards and 22 touchdowns for the No. 1 rushing offense in the country. “These guys put a lot of hard work in with me every day, blood, sweat and tears all year long.” Auburn is the first team to reach the BCS championship game after having a losing season the previous season, and would become the first national champion to start


Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn, left, and Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher pose with The Coaches’ Trophy during a news conference for the NCAA BCS National Championship college football game Sunday in Newport Beach, Calif.

the season unranked since BYU in 1984. After 16 years of the BCS, the routine is familiar the day before the big game. The coaches hold their final early morning news conferences, and then take a few minutes to shake hands with each other,

exchange pleasantries and pose for pictures with the crystal football trophy that goes to the winner. On Sunday it was Fisher, the fast-talking West Virginian and Nick Saban disciple, and Malzahn, who has gone from high

school coach in Arkansas to the national championship game in eight years, running the drill. Malzahn, who was the Tigers’ offensive coordinator when they won the 2010 national title, said Sunday he told his players before the season one of their goals was to make the biggest turnaround in college football. Done. Auburn has already matched the 2000 Hawaii team for most improved record in FBS history. “Well, Auburn is a great program and used to winning championships, so I knew that we were going to get it turned around,” he said. “I didn’t know how quick. There was a lot of questions when we first got there. We did a lot of Dr. Phil-ing early, and our guys came together and they believed.” Malzahn’s up-tempo, spread offense is a combination of deception and power that seemingly gets better every game. Against Missouri in the SEC championship game, Auburn ran for 545 yards. “Well, you have to have eye discipline,” Fisher said. “Any time you have moving parts, any time you bring something in front of you, just like when you’re driving, if somebody flashes a hand in front of you while you’re driving down the road it makes you blink, it makes your eyes distracted and you get off of what you’re looking at and then at the same time they become very physical with how they play, and you get yourself out of position, they knock you out of the way, and there’s a four, five, eight, 10 or they break a run right up the middle.”

Bengals’ playoff woes continue CINCINNATI (AP) — Philip Rivers’ gloved hands found the right touch in the January cold. The Bengals? Still can’t do anything right when it’s playoff time. San Diego took advantage of Andy Dalton’s three turnovers in the second half on Sunday, pulling away to a 27-10 victory that extended the Bengals’ stretch of playoff misery to 23 years and counting. With Rivers making accurate throws in the chilling rain, the Chargers (10-7) won their fifth in a row, beating the last team that had knocked them off. They’ll play next Sunday in Denver, which has the AFC’s top seed. It was a shocking finish for the Bengals (11-6), who won the AFC North, went unbeaten at home and had their top-ranked defense for the playoffs. With everything in their favor, they fell apart, getting outscored 20-0 in the second half. “We asked a lot of our defense today and they came up with three big turnovers,” said Rivers, who was 12 of 16 for 128 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions. “We didn’t turn it over, which is always big in the playoffs.” The Bengals now have the sixth-longest streak of playoff futility in NFL history, stretching all the way back to the 1990 season. They’ve lost their playoff opener three straight years, matching a league record as well, according to STATS LLC. Coach Marvin Lewis fell to 0-5 in the playoffs during his 11 seasons as head coach, but is expected to stick around and get another

chance to try again. A lot of it fell on Dalton, who has a trilogy of bad playoff games. He fumbled and threw two interceptions in the second half that set up San Diego’s win. Dalton finished 29 of 51 for 334 yards with a below-average passer rating of 67. Combined with the Saints’ victory over the Eagles on Saturday night, the two No. 6 playoff seeds won for the first time since 2010, when the Packers won the Super Bowl. And the Chargers are thinking: Why not us? “We talked all week about this being the fifth round,” Rivers said, referring to their five-game winning streak. “So the sixth round will be in Denver next week.” This one was a reversal from the last time they met. The Bengals forced three turnovers for a 17-10 win in San Diego on Dec. 1, which became the Chargers’ turning point. The Bengals got the rematch at home, where they had scored 49, 41, 41, 42 and 34 points in their last five regular season games. They were blanked in the second half on Sunday, when Dalton went 17 of 34 for 170 yards with two interceptions, a fumble and three sacks. In first-round playoff losses each of the past three seasons, Dalton has thrown one touchdown pass and six interceptions. Rivers completed a team-record and NFL-best 69.5 percent of his passes this season for 4,478 yards. 49’ERS 23, PACKERS 20 San Francisco won the game on a last-second field goal on a frigid day in Green Bay.


Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck runs the ball against the Kansas City Chiefs during the

second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game Saturday in Indianapolis.

Miracle Colts prepare for more INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When coach Chuck Pagano arrived home after Saturday’s playoff victory, he tried to settle down. Instead, he settled in for the reality that the Colts aren’t finished yet. “You’re able to go home and sit on the couch, turn the TV on and find out that it did happen. It is real. It wasn’t surreal,” Pagano said Sunday, less than 24 hours after his team pulled off the secondgreatest comeback in playoff history. “Those guys, our players, they lay it on the line week in and week out. They truly left nothing, nothing, out there.” The shocking turnaround, from a 38-10 second-half deficit to 45-44 victory over the Chiefs, left Indianapolis spent both physically and mentally, linebacker Jerrell Freeman said. And it has Indianapolis

playing at New England next weekend in the divisional round. Those are the results of this monumental victory. But a rare non-game day Sunday also gave the Colts a brief chance to reflect on what had been accomplished. • They won their first postseason game without Peyton Manning since January 1996. • They won their first postseason game without Manning or Jim Harbaugh behind center since John Unitas was the starter in 1971. • They became the first NFL team in playoff history to win despite giving up 40 points and losing four turnovers. • And they did it all with Andrew Luck leading the way on a less than stellar day. How? By following Pagano’s long-standing

mantra of playing hard until the final whistle and never losing faith in their aptly-named quarterback. “Hey, he does it all. As long as we continue to get the ball to him, we know some kind of way he’s going to put points on the board, that offense is going to get rolling,” Freeman said, referring to Luck. “(Offensive coordinator) Pep (Hamilton) has a lot of different schemes. I’m sure y’all see it, they can do it in the passing game and the run game. It’s great to have a quarterback like that.” It’s not just Luck, though. These Colts thrive on debunking conventional wisdom. When they started the rebuilding process after the 2011 season with a first-time general manager, a first-time head coach, a rookie quarterback and no Manning, they

were considered one of the worst teams in football. They wound up winning 11 games and making the playoffs even with Pagano missing 12 games to battle leukemia. This summer, when some said Indy would regress in terms of wins against a tougher schedule, the Colts still wound up winning 11 and captured their first AFC South title without Manning. And on Saturday, after trailing by 28 with 28½ minutes remaining and everybody else giving up on them, the Colts still believed. NFL sacks champ Robert Mathis walked to the bench and slammed his helmet, then stewed stoically on the bench waiting for his next chance as Luck took the field one more time. Saturday marked the 11th time he led the Colts to a SEE COLTS, PAGE B2

Gophers hold on for Big Ten win over Boilermakers MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Austin Hollins had 18 points and nine rebounds, and Minnesota went 23 for 27 from the free-throw line to hang on for an 82-79 victory over Purdue on Sunday, the first in the Big Ten for new coach Richard Pitino. Andre Hollins added 17 points and five assists and made 9 of his 11 foul

shots for the Gophers (12-3, 1-1), who led by as many as 19 points in the second half before surviving a determined comeback. The Boilermakers (10-5, 0-2) grabbed 21 offensive rebounds to stay in the game, and after Malik Smith missed two free throws with 4 seconds left, Kendall Stephens had a half-court

heave to tie it that fell well short. Stephens hit a 3-pointer right before that sequence from the top of the key to pull Purdue within three points. Terone Johnson had 18 points and Ronnie Johnson had 13 points for the Boilermakers, but A.J. Hammons lost the big-man battle with

Elliott Eliason. The Gophers led 70-54 with 7:10 left, but Terone Johnson and Sterling Carter hit 3-pointers to bring Purdue within 76-72 with 2:16 remaining, the closest the Boilermakers came since the same mark in the first half. Until Smith’s misses, though, the Gophers sank six straight foul shots over

the closing minutes to stay in front. With a subzero temperature outside and students still on winter break from classes, the crowd was a bit thinner than the usual conference-game gathering, but the Gophers provided plenty to cheer. Austin Hollins and Oto Osieneks sandwiched 3-pointers

around a two-handed block by Eliason late in the first half, and Austin Hollins added another one before the break to push Minnesota’s lead to 42-35. Shortly after halftime, Austin Hollins found an opening on the baseline and soared to the rim for a tomahawk dunk that put the Gophers up by 10 points.




Strong says he is off to Texas — the first black head AUSTIN, Texas (AP) coach of a men’s program — Charlie Strong left a at Texas — new athletic Louisville program that director Steve Patterson needed to punch its way into landed a coach whose teams the national spotlight for went 23-3 the last two years, the Texas Longhorns, who including a BCS bowl win live smack in the middle over Florida and a blowout with their enormous wealth, of Miami to end the 2013 swagger, political intrigue season in the Russell and championship Athletic Bowl. expectations. And that’s just the Florida State coach off-the-field stuff. Jimbo Fisher, who has On the field, he the No. 1 Seminoles inherits a team mired in Monday night’s in mediocrity with a national title game, 30-21 record over the praised the hire. last four years, but Fisher was previously Strong still talented enough considered a possible to come within 30 target for Texas and minutes of winning a share would have faced Strong in of the 2013 Big 12 title. the ACC when Louisville Strong will be introduced moves to that league next as the Texas football coach season. Monday. In a statement “I think he’s done a released by the school tremendous job at Louisville, Sunday, Strong said he was turning those guys around,” excited to be taking over one Fisher said Sunday. “I of the “premier programs” in think Charlie’s an excellent the country. coach.” “Texas is one of those Strong succeeded at a places that is always on your school that had to fight its radar and a program anyone way onto the national radar would dream of being a even in the good years. At part of because you have Texas, the bad years draw a chance to compete on a just as much attention as the good ones, and college national level every year,” football will be watching to Strong said. “It’s special see how well he can unite a because it has such great powerhouse program with a history, pride, tradition and discontented fan base aching passion for football.” to return to the national elite. In the 53-year-old Strong


Indiana Pacers forward Danny Granger (33) drives with the basketball as New Orleans Pelicans guard Eric Gordon defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday in Indianapolis.

Pacers pick up Saturday victory INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Trailing after the first half, the Pacers fell back on what they do best, upping the defensive pressure to frustrate the Pelicans and pull out the victory. Paul George scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead four Pacers in double figures and Indiana rallied from a seven-point, second-quarter deficit for a 99-82 win over New Orleans on Saturday night. George said the Pacers had to get after Eric Gordon after the former Indiana University star repeatedly drove the lane in the first half to score 17 of his 21 points. “He’s a tough matchup,” the 6-foot-9 George said of the 6-4 Gordon. “He’s so quick. He has a great center of gravity. He has great second and third moves. “I did what I do: use my length and crowd him.” George said the Pacers knew they had to defend better after New Orleans shot

52.5 percent (21 of 40) in the first half. Despite getting good looks, the Pacers shot 41.9 percent (18 of 43) before intermission. “We knew eventually that the shots we were going to fall,” George said. “We just play so well defensively, we know that’s going to keep us in the game. We just stuck to our defense.” Lance Stephenson scored 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting, Danny Granger came off the bench to score a season-high 13 and George Hill added 10 for Indiana. Alexis Ajinca scored a season-high 17 points, reserve Tyreke Evans added 12 and Anthony Davis 10 for New Orleans. Pelicans’ shooting forward Ryan Anderson remained in a Boston hospital after sustaining a cervical stinger when he collided with the Celtics’ Gerald Wallace and fell hard to the floor Friday night.


New Orleans Saints’ Shayne Graham kicks the game-winning field goal in front of teammate Luke McCown during the second half of an NFL wild-card

playoff football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Saturday in Philadelphia.

Saints finally get road playoff win PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After erasing nearly a half-century of road playoff frustration, a trip to Seattle shouldn’t be intimidating for Drew Brees, Shayne Graham and the New Orleans Saints. Graham’s 32-yard field goal, the fourth of the game for the recent addition to the team, won the wild-card game on the final play, 26-24 over the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday night. Brees, who threw for a touchdown and guided the 34-yard drive to the winning kick, didn’t need to be a big star because the Saints’ running game and defense — along with Graham’s leg — provided the heroics. “It’s just, man, believing in each other, ignoring what everyone else has to say,” Brees said. New Orleans had been 0-5 in postseason games outside of the Big Easy since entering the league in 1967. The Saints (12-5) will play at NFC top-seed Seattle next Saturday; they lost there 34-7 in the regular season. “It’s loud, it’s crazy, they’ve got a good thing

going there,” Brees said of the next challenge. “Obviously, they’ve only lost one game there in the last two years. But having been there less than a month ago, I think that serves us well, what to expect, how to prepare for it. “But we’re going to need our best game, that’s for sure.” This was not their best offensive game, by far. But Graham, now with his 10th team after being signed by the Saints just over two weeks ago to replace long-time kicker Garrett Hartley, also connected from 36, 46 and 35 yards. “I didn’t feel an ounce of fear,” the 13-year veteran said. “If I had been here for 14 years or for one game, my job is the same. I feel like I’ve been adopted into a family.” Brees threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Lance Moore, Mark Ingram rushed for 97 yards and another score, and the Saints’ defense slowed Chip Kelly’s up-tempo offense just enough.

The Eagles wound up 10-7 in Kelly’s first year as coach. He guided them from worst to first in the NFC East, but they were only 4-5 at home. “I didn’t think winning the division was a surprise to us and we’re disappointed we didn’t move forward,” Kelly said. Nick Foles hit rookie Zach Ertz for a 3-yard touchdown with 4:54 remaining as Philadelphia rallied from a 13-point deficit to take a one-point lead. But Darren Sproles had a 39-yard kickoff return and a horse-collar tackle brought New Orleans to the Philadelphia 48. Using mostly runs, the Saints ate up the clock and set up Graham’s winner. “We know what we’re all about,” Brees said. “This was a great testament to that. Coming on the road, hostile environment, great team, one of the hottest teams in football and getting one of those big victories.” Two teams with prolific offenses couldn’t get on

Chiefs left to pick up pieces KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — In many ways, it was a dream, going from 2-14 and the first overall pick in the NFL draft to 11-5 and a spot in the playoffs. Yet it ended in just about the most nightmarish way possible, a second-half collapse and another round of postseason heartache. No wonder the Kansas City Chiefs had such a hard time summarizing their season in the minutes and hours after a gut-wrenching 45-44 loss at Indianapolis on Saturday. “You know, I certainly think you use this as drive,” Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith said Sunday between wrap-up meetings. “I think it’s good to be playing in these types of games. I think these types of games are contagious. You go back to playing in just regularseason games, you want that itch. You have that urge to try to get to these types of games. “I certainly think that foundation has been laid for next year.” The Chiefs have lost

a record eight straight postseason games, their last victory coming after the 1993 season. Most of the current members of the team were in grade school, some of them still in diapers, the last time Kansas City tasted any success in games that truly matter. It appeared for most of three quarters Saturday that things would be different. Kansas City had raced to a 31-10 halftime lead, and then took advantage of an interception early in the third quarter to tack on a touchdown that several Chiefs would say later should have sealed the game. The problem was that they started playing as if the game was in hand, while Andrew Luck and the playoff-tested Colts started to play as though they had nothing to lose. The result was a furious second-half rally, one made possible by unconscionable breakdowns by a defense that was spectacular during a 9-0 start. Luck torched a secondary that wilted

when it faced premier quarterbacks such as Peyton Manning and Philip Rivers, and his 64-yard touchdown pass to T.Y. Hilton with 4:21 left finished off the second-biggest comeback in NFL playoff history. The last time the Chiefs won a playoff game, Joe Montana was the quarterback and the Titans were still the Oilers. Since then, there have been all manner of playoff heartbreaks: • The Chiefs missed three field goals against Indianapolis after the 1995 season, when they had gone 13-3 during the regular season and harbored championship aspirations. • Two years later, the Chiefs lost a 14-10 heartbreaker to the Denver Broncos, who would go on to beat the Green Bay Packers and win the Super Bowl. • After the 2003 season, the Chiefs lost again to the Colts in a game featuring two of the league’s premier offenses — and in which nobody punted.

track for much of the game. Graham’s 46-yarder as the first half ended made it 7-6 as everyone wondered where all the offensive fireworks went. The teams combined for an average of 816.7 yards and 53.5 points per game during the regular season. When Riley Cooper, who earlier scored Philadelphia’s first touchdown, had a huge drop in the third quarter, the Saints immediately made Philly pay. A 66-yard drive highlighted by Benjamin Watson’s 27-yard reception led to Ingram’s TD from the 4 for a 20-7 lead. That’s when the Eagles finally made a dynamic play with the ball, DeSean Jackson’s leaping 40-yard catch over Corey White. NFL rushing leader LeSean McCoy scored from the 1 on fourth down to make things close. Jackson helped make it closer with a 29-yard punt return that set up Alex Henery’s 31-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter, cutting the Saints’ lead to 20-17.

No. 2 Irish women take ACC opener SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — When the shots weren’t falling in the first half, Jewell Loyd and No. 2 Notre Dame picked it up on the defensive end. Up by just four points at halftime on Clemson, the Irish used a 17-4 run out of the break to take control in their ACC debut, a 71-51 win over the Tigers on Sunday. Clemson hit just one of its first eight shots in the second half, and Loyd had a three-point play and a 3-pointer during the decisive Irish run. “I was just trying to get it done on defense,” said Loyd, who scored 12 of her 16 points in the second half. “We just weren’t making shots. Maybe we were just trying to force it, but we’ll make those shots with our eyes closed tomorrow.” After shooting just 28 percent in the first half, Notre Dame shot it at a 63 percent clip in the second half.

COLTS: Indianapolis has feeling that with Luck, anything is possible FROM PAGE B1

winning score in the fourth quarter or overtime over the past two seasons — more than any other quarterback in the NFL. And after Saturday, even the outsiders are beginning to wonder if there’s anything Luck can’t do. Pagano and his players already know the answer. “I don’t know what level it is, but he sure went to another one (Saturday),” Pagano said. “He’s a guy

that is able to put things behind him in a hurry. “I’ve seen a lot of guys on either side of the ball have some poor plays here and there whether it’s a quarterback and you throw three interceptions, you come right out of the half and you’re gunned up and ready to go play good football and boom, you start the second half the way we started the second half. The guy is just strong-minded that way.” The Colts know he’s not

going to change his style now with another big game coming up, and Luck’s teammates aren’t about to change their philosophies either. “That was a crazy one to say the least. It took a lot out of us,” Freeman said. “That’s what we always preach, go play from the first play to the last play. It was definitely exhausting, but it was a great win.” Notes: Pagano said he had no immediate updates

on the three players who left Saturday’s game early. Cornerback Greg Toler re-injured his groin in the first half, safety LaRon Landry left in the fourth quarter with a concussion and receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey left during the second half with a leg injury. Pagano said Toler and Heyward-Bey were being evaluated and that Landry would have to go through the NFL’s concussion protocol.



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Boys Basketball Standings Northeast Hoosier Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Homestead 1 0 8 3 New Haven 1 0 5 2 Norwell 1 0 5 3 Columbia City 1 0 4 5 Carroll 0 1 7 3 DeKalb 0 1 3 8 Bellmont 0 1 3 4 East Noble 0 1 0 8 Thursday, Jan. 2 Norwell 81, Greenfield-Central 50 Friday, Jan. 3 Bellmont 62, Heritage 58, OT Jeffersonville 76, Norwell 74 Homestead 53, FW Concordia 46 Saturday, Jan. 4 Norwell 68, Floyd Central 46 Jennings County 76, Norwell 65 Carroll 59, Van Wert (Ohio), 54 Columbia City at Wawasee, late South Adams at Bellmont, 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7 East Noble at Westview, 7:30 p.m. New Haven at Fort Wayne Snider, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 Bishop Dwenger at Carroll, 7:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 Bellmont at Columbia City, 7:45 p.m. Carroll at Norwell, 7:45 p.m. East Noble at Homestead, 7:45 p.m. New Haven at DeKalb, 7:45 p.m. Northeast Corner Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Westview 3 0 4 2 West Noble 3 0 7 0 Prairie Heights 3 1 6 2 Fairfield 2 1 4 3 Angola 1 1 3 4 Fremont 1 1 1 6 Eastside 1 2 4 4 Hamilton 1 2 4 4 Lakeland 1 3 2 4 Churubusco 0 2 0 8 Central Noble 0 3 1 8 Friday, Jan. 3 West Noble 63, Eastside 43 Caston Shootout Lowell 66, Churubusco 44 Caston 57, Central Noble 53 Winning Edge Holiday Tournament Fairfield 71, Rochester 59 Saturday, Jan. 4 West Noble 59, Prairie Heights 53 Caston Shootout Rensselaer Central 51, Churubusco 47 Oregon-Davis 51, Churubusco 50 Central Noble 48, Oregon-Davis 44 Rensselaer Central 56, Central Noble 47 Winning Edge Holiday Tournament NorthWood 54, Fairfield 37 Tuesday, Jan. 7 East Noble at Westview, 7:30 p.m. Lakeland at Sturgis, 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 Churubusco at Woodlan, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9 Central Noble at Garrett, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10 Angola at Prairie Heights, 7:30 p.m. Churubusco at Fremont, 7:30 p.m. Hamilton at Westview, 7:30 p.m. West Noble at Lakeland, 7:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 Eastside at Fairfield, 7:30 p.m. Fremont at Reading (Mich.), 7:30 p.m. Allen County Athletic Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Garrett 2 0 6 1 Bluffton 2 0 4 4 Leo 1 1 5 3 Adams Central 1 1 3 4 Woodlan 1 1 3 3 Heritage 1 1 2 4 South Adams 0 2 2 5 Southern Wells 0 2 1 5 Friday, Jan. 3 Bellmont 62, Heritage 58, OT Winchester 59, Bluffton 49 Southern Wells 49, Daleville 43 Saturday, Jan. 4 Leo 70, Concordia 67 South Adams at Bellmont, late Tuesday, Jan. 7 Cowan at Southern Wells, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 Churubusco at Woodlan, 7:30 p.m. Eastbrook at Heritage, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9 Central Noble at Garrett, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 Garrett at Adams Central, 7:30 p.m South Adams at Leo, 7:30 p.m. Southern Wells at Heritage, 7:30 p.m. Woodlan at Bluffton, 7:30 p.m.

Girls Basketball Standings Northeast Hoosier Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Homestead 3 0 10 0 East Noble 3 0 10 3 DeKalb 2 0 9 3 Norwell 1 2 8 3 Columbia City 1 2 9 4 New Haven 1 2 6 5 Carroll 0 3 3 10 Bellmont 0 3 0 13 Friday, Jan. 3 Kokomo 62, Carroll 61, OT Saturday, Jan. 4 Plymouth Shootout Norwell 48, Plymouth 39 Norwell 71, Wawasee 30 Tuesday, Jan. 7 Eastside at DeKalb, 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 Angola at East Noble, 6:15 p.m. Leo at Norwell, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10 Columbia City at Bellmont, 7:45 p.m. DeKalb at New Haven, 7:45 p.m. Homestead at East Noble, 7:45 p.m. Norwell at Carroll, 7:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 Carmel at Homestead, 2:30 p.m. Northeast Corner Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Fairfield 5 0 7 2 Westview 6 0 10 2 West Noble 5 2 7 5 Angola 4 2 4 7 Lakeland 3 4 5 8 Churubusco 2 3 5 7 Fremont 2 4 6 5 Prairie Heights 3 4 6 6 Central Noble 1 5 3 7 Hamilton 0 4 2 5 Eastside 0 5 2 10 Thursday, Jan. 2 Central Noble at LaVille, ppd. Friday, Jan. 3 Heritage 46, Churubusco 38 Saturday, Jan. 4 Leo 47, Angola 33 NorthWood 44, Fairfield 32 Monday, Jan. 6 Manchester at Central Noble, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7 Eastside at DeKalb, 7:45 p.m. Fairfield at Jimtown, 7:30 p.m. Lakeland at Sturgis (Mich.), 6 p.m. Prairie Heights at Bronson (Mich.), 7:30 p.m. West Noble at Tippecanoe Valley, 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 Angola at East Noble, 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9 Hamilton at Westview, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10 Angola at Prairie Heights, 6 p.m. Churubusco at Fremont, 6 p.m. Fairfield at Eastside, 7:30 p.m. West Noble at Lakeland, 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 Hamilton at Churubusco, 7:30 p.m. Allen County Athletic Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Garrett 4 0 12 0 Leo 3 1 10 1 Heritage 3 1 9 3 Woodlan 2 2 7 3 Southern Wells 2 2 5 5 South Adams 1 3 8 3 Bluffton 1 3 3 8 Adams Central 0 4 3 8 Friday, Jan. 3 Heritage 46, Churubusco 38 Adams Central 50, Muncie South 43 Saturday, Jan. 4 Leo 47, Angola 33 Southern Wells at Randolph Southern, late Tuesday, Jan. 7 Antwerp (Ohio) at Woodlan, 7:30 p.m. Bluffton at Northfield, 7:30 p.m. Heritage at Bishop Dwenger, 7:30 p.m. Lakewood Park at Adams Central,

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Canton Fort Wayne Maine Springfield Delaware Erie ——— Friday’s Games Tulsa 102, Springfield 75 Erie 109, Delaware 102 Fort Wayne 130, Iowa 116 Austin 122, Texas 97 Rio Grande Valley 109, Idaho 104 Santa Cruz 95, Reno 85 Saturday’s Games Springfield 98, Maine 90 Texas 122, Austin 114 Idaho 138, Rio Grande Valley 131, OT Los Angeles 107, Bakersfield 94 Canton 104, Santa Cruz 85 Sunday’s Games Tulsa at Maine, 5 p.m. Delaware at Reno, 5:30 p.m. Bakersfield at Sioux Falls, 8:15 p.m. Monday’s Games Idaho at Canton, 1 p.m. Fort Wayne at Santa Cruz, 3:45 p.m. Austin at Erie, 6:30 p.m. Sioux Falls at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.

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Indianapolis Colts running back Donald Brown (31) gets past Kansas City Chiefs nose tackle Jerrell Powe 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 Leo at Norwell, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10 Bluffton at Garrett, 7:30 p.m. Heritage at Adams Central, 7:30 p.m. Leo at Woodlan, 7:30 p.m. South Adams at Southern Wells, 7:30 p.m.

ECHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Wheeling31 1510 1 5 36 84 88 Reading 28 1512 1 0 31 79 77 Elmira 30 1016 2 2 24 73 99 North Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Cincinnati31 20 9 1 1 42 108 83 Evansville30 17 7 3 3 40 104 96 Kalamazoo301611 1 2 35 85 77 Fort Wayne301311 2 4 32 89 98 Toledo 30 1017 3 0 23 88 116 South Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA SCarolina33 24 6 1 2 51 102 64 Florida 32 2010 1 1 42 111 93 Orlando 32 1812 1 1 38 90 89 Greenville32 1415 2 1 31 78 83 Gwinnett 33 1219 0 2 26 80 97 WESTERN CONFERENCE Mountain Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Colorado 32 18 9 3 2 41 103 87 Alaska 30 19 9 1 1 40 96 61 Idaho 32 1711 2 2 38 103 94 Utah 30 1115 2 2 26 69 83 Pacific Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Ontario 32 23 5 1 3 50 98 76 Stockton 32 1711 0 4 38 110 98 San Fran3312173 1 28 79 117 Bakersfield301316 0 1 27 75 90 Las Vegas31 820 3 0 19 73 111 NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Sunday’s Games Orlando 4, Utah 3, OT Kalamazoo at Fort Wayne, ppd., weather San Francisco at Ontario, 6 p.m. Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Gwinnett at South Carolina, 7:05 p.m. Toledo at Evansville, 8:15 p.m. Las Vegas at Utah, 9:05 p.m.

College Bowl Schedule Saturday, Dec. 21 New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Colorado State 48, Washington State 45 Las Vegas Bowl Southern Cal 45, Fresno State 20 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl At Boise, Idaho San Diego State 49, Buffalo 24 New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette 24, Tulane 21 Monday, Dec. 23 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl At St. Petersburg, Fla. East Carolina 37, Ohio 20 Tuesday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu Oregon State 38, Boise State 23 Thursday, Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Pittsburgh 30, Bowling Green 27 Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego Utah State 21, Northern Illinois 14 Friday, Dec. 27 Military Bowl At Annapolis, Md. Marshall 31, Maryland 20 Texas Bowl At Houston Syracuse 21, Minnesota 17 Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco Washington 31, BYU 16 Saturday, Dec. 28 Pinstripe Bowl At New York Notre Dame 29, Rutgers 16 Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. North Carolina 39, Cincinnati 17 Russell Athletic Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Louisville 36, Miami 9 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Kansas State 31, Michigan 14 Monday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, Texas Navy 24, Middle Tennessee 6 Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Mississippi 25, Georgia Tech 17 Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Oregon 30, Texas 7 Holiday Bowl At San Diego Texas Tech 37, Arizona State 23 Tuesday, Dec. 31 AdvoCare V100 Bowl At Shreveport, La. Arizona 42, Boston College 19 Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas UCLA 42, Virginia Tech 12 Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. Mississippi State 44, Rice 7 Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta Texas A&M 52, Duke 48 Wednesday, Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl At Dallas North Texas 36, UNLV 14 Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. Nebraska 24, Georgia 19 Capital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla. South Carolina 34, Wisconsin 24 Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. LSU 21, Iowa 14 Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Michigan State 24, Stanford 20 Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. UCF 52, Baylor 42 Thursday, Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Oklahoma 45, Alabama 31 Friday, Jan. 3 Cotton Bowl At Arlington, Texas Missouri 41, Oklahoma State 31 Orange Bowl At Miami Clemson 40, Ohio State 35 Saturday, Jan. 4

(99) during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game Saturday in Indianapolis.

BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Vanderbilt 41, Houston 24 Sunday, Jan. 5 Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Arkansas State (7-5) vs. Ball State (10-2), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 6 BCS National Championship At Pasadena, Calif. Florida State (13-0) vs. Auburn (12-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Jan. 18 East-West Shrine Classic At St. Petersburg, Fla. East vs. West, 4 p.m. (NFLN) NFLPA Collegiate Bowl At Los Angeles American vs. National, 6 p.m. (ESPN2) Saturday, Jan. 25 Senior Bowl At Mobile, Ala. South vs. North, 4 p.m. (NFLN)

National Championship Games Jan. 7, 2013 — Alabama 42, Notre Dame 14 Jan. 9, 2012 — Alabama 21, LSU 0 Jan. 10, 2011 — Auburn 22, Oregon 19 Jan. 7, 2010 — Alabama 37, Texas 21 Jan. 8, 2009 — Florida 24, Oklahoma 14 Jan. 7, 2008 — LSU 38, Ohio State 24 Jan. 8, 2007 — Florida 41, Ohio State 14 BCS Championship Games Jan. 4, 2006 Rose Bowl — Texas 41, Southern Cal-x 38 Jan. 1, 2005 Orange Bowl — Southern Cal-x 55, Oklahoma 19 Jan. 4, 2004 Sugar Bowl — LSU 21, Oklahoma 14 Jan. 3, 2003 Fiesta Bowl — Ohio St. 31, Miami 24, 2OT Jan. 3, 2002 Rose Bowl — Miami 37, Nebraska 14 Jan. 3, 2001 Orange Bowl — Oklahoma 13, Florida State 2 Jan. 4, 2000 Sugar Bowl — Florida St. 46, Virginia Tech 29 Jan. 4, 1999 Fiesta Bowl — Tennessee 23, Florida State 16 x-participation vacated

Florida State Bowl History Record: 26-14-2 Jan. 1, 2013 Orange Bowl — Florida State 31, Northern Illinois 10 Dec. 29, 2011 Champ Sports Bowl—Florida St. 18, Notre Dame 14 Dec. 31, 2010 Chick-fil-A Bowl— Florida St. 26, South Carolina 17 Jan. 1, 2010 Gator Bowl—Florida St. 33, West Virginia 21 Dec. 27, 2008 Champs Sports Bowl—Florida St. 42, Wisconsin 13 Dec. 31, 2007 Music City Bowl— Kentucky 35, Florida St. 28 Dec. 27, 2006 Emerald Bowl— Florida St. 44, UCLA 27 Jan. 4, 2006 Orange Bowl—Penn St. 26, Florida St. 23, 3OT Jan. 1, 2005 Gator Bowl—Florida St. 30, West Virginia 18 Jan. 1, 2004 Orange Bowl—Miami 16, Florida St. 14 Jan. 1, 2003 Sugar Bowl—Georgia 26, Florida St. 13 Jan. 1, 2002 Gator Bowl—Florida St. 30, Virginia Tech 17 Jan. 3, 2001 Orange Bowl— Oklahoma 13, Florida St. 2 Jan. 4, 2000 Sugar Bowl—Florida St. 46, Virginia Tech 29 Jan. 1, 1999 Fiesta Bowl— Tennessee 23, Florida St. 16 Jan. 1, 1998 Sugar Bowl—Florida St. 31, Ohio St. 14 Jan. 2, 1997 Sugar Bowl—Florida 52, Florida St. 20 Jan. 1, 1996 Orange Bowl—Florida St. 31, Notre Dame 26 Jan. 2, 1995 Sugar Bowl—Florida St. 23, Florida 17 Jan. 1, 1994 Orange Bowl—Florida St. 18, Nebraska 16 Jan. 1, 1993 Orange Bowl—Florida St. 27, Nebraska 14 Jan. 1, 1992 Cotton Bowl—Florida St. 10, Texas A&M 2 Dec. 28, 1990 Blockbuster Bowl— Florida St. 24, Penn St. 17 Jan. 1, 1990 Fiesta Bowl—Florida St. 41, Nebraska 17 Jan. 2, 1989 Sugar Bowl—Florida St. 13, Auburn 7 Jan. 1, 1988 Fiesta Bowl—Florida St. 31, Nebraska 28 Dec. 31, 1986 All American Bowl— Florida St. 27, Indiana 13 Dec. 30, 1985 Gator Bowl—Florida St. 34, Oklahoma St. 23 Dec. 22, 1984 Citrus Bowl—Florida St. 17, Georgia 17, tie Dec. 30, 1983 Peach Bowl—Florida St. 28, North Carolina 3 Dec. 30, 1982 Gator Bowl—Florida St. 31, West Virginia 12 Jan. 1, 1981 Orange Bowl— Oklahoma 18, Florida St. 17 Jan. 1, 1980 Orange Bowl— Oklahoma 24, Florida St. 7 Dec. 23, 1977 Tangerine Bowl— Florida St. 40, Texas Tech 17 Dec. 27, 1971 Fiesta Bowl—Arizona St. 45, Florida St. 38 Dec. 20, 1968 Peach Bowl—LSU 31, Florida St. 27 Dec. 30, 1967 Gator Bowl—Florida St. 17, Penn St. 17, tie Dec. 24, 1966 Sun Bowl—Wyoming 28, Florida St. 20 Jan. 2, 1965 Gator Bowl—Florida St. 36, Oklahoma 19 Dec. 13, 1958 Bluegrass Bowl— Oklahoma St. 15, Florida St. 6 Jan. 1, 1955 Sun Bowl—Texas Western 47, Florida St. 20 Jan. 2, 1950 Cigar Bowl—Florida St. 19, Wofford 6

Auburn Bowl History Record: 22-13-2 Dec. 31, 2011 Chick-fil-A Bowl— Auburn 43, Virginia 24 Jan. 10, 2011 BCS Championship— Auburn 22, Oregon 19 Jan. 1, 2010 Outback Bowl—Auburn 38, Northwestern 35, OT Dec. 31, 2007 Chick-fil-A Bowl— Auburn 23, Clemson 20, OT Jan. 1, 2007 Cotton Bowl—Auburn 17, Nebraska 14 Jan. 2, 2006 Capital One Bowl— Wisconsin 24, Auburn 10 Jan. 3, 2005 Sugar Bowl—Auburn 16, Virginia Tech 13 Dec. 31, 2003 Music City Bowl— Auburn 28, Wisconsin 14 Jan. 1, 2003 Capital One Bowl— Auburn 13, Penn State 9 Dec. 31, 2001 Peach Bowl—North

Carolina 16, Auburn 10 Jan. 1, 2001 Citrus Bowl—Michigan 31, Auburn 28 Jan. 2, 1998 Peach Bowl—Auburn 21, Clemson 17 Dec. 31, 1996 Independence Bowl—Auburn 33, Army 29 Jan. 1, 1996 Outback Bowl—Penn State 43, Auburn 14 Dec. 29, 1990 Peach Bowl—Auburn 27, Indiana 23 Jan. 1, 1990 Hall of Fame Bowl— Auburn 31, Ohio State 24 Jan. 2, 1989 Sugar Bowl—Florida State 13, Auburn 7 Jan. 1, 1988 Sugar Bowl—Syracuse 16, Auburn 16, tie Jan. 1, 1987 Citrus Bowl—Auburn 16, Southern Cal 7 Jan. 1, 1986 Cotton Bowl—Texas A&M 36, Auburn 16 Dec. 27, 1985 Liberty Bowl— Auburn 21, Arkansas 15 Jan. 2, 1984 Sugar Bowl—Auburn 9, Michigan 7 Dec. 18, 1982 Tangerine Bowl— Auburn 33, Boston College 26 Dec. 30, 1974 Gator Bowl—Auburn 27, Texas 3 Dec. 29, 1973 Sun Bowl—Missouri 34, Auburn 17 Jan. 1, 1972 Gator Bowl—Auburn 24, Colorado 3 Jan. 1, 1972 Sugar Bowl— Oklahoma 40, Auburn 22 Jan. 1, 1971 Gator Bowl—Auburn 35, Mississippi 28 Dec. 31, 1969 Bluebonnet Bowl— Houston 36, Auburn 7 Dec. 28, 1968 Sun Bowl—Auburn 34, Arizona 10 Dec. 18, 1965 Liberty Bowl—Mississippi 13, Auburn 7 Jan. 1, 1964 Orange Bowl— Nebraska 13, Auburn 7 Dec. 31, 1955 Gator Bowl—Vanderbilt 25, Auburn 13 Dec. 31, 1954 Gator Bowl—Auburn 33, Baylor 13 Jan. 1, 1954 Gator Bowl—Texas Tech 35, Auburn 13 Jan. 1, 1938 Orange Bowl—Auburn 6, Michigan State 0 Jan. 1, 1937 Bacardi Bowl—Auburn 7, Villanova 7, tie

Conference Bowl Records Through Jan. 4 Conference W Sun Belt 1 Southeastern 7 Pac-12 6 Independents 2 Big 12 3 Conference USA 3 Mountain West 3 Atlantic Coast 4 American Athletic 2 Big Ten 2 Mid-American 0

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NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Toronto 16 15 .516 Boston 13 20 .394 Brooklyn 12 21 .364 Philadelphia 12 21 .364 New York 10 22 .313 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 25 8 .758 Atlanta 18 16 .529 Washington 14 16 .467 Charlotte 15 20 .429 Orlando 10 23 .303 Central Division W L Pct Indiana 26 6 .813 Chicago 14 18 .438 Detroit 14 20 .412 Cleveland 11 22 .333 Milwaukee 7 26 .212 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 26 8 .765 Houston 22 13 .629 Dallas 19 14 .576 New Orleans 15 17 .469 Memphis 15 18 .455 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City 26 7 .788 Portland 26 8 .765 Minnesota 16 17 .485 Denver 15 17 .469 Utah 11 25 .306 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers 23 13 .639 Golden State 22 13 .629 Phoenix 20 12 .625 L.A. Lakers 14 19 .424 Sacramento 10 22 .313

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Saturday’s Games Miami 110, Orlando 94 Indiana 99, New Orleans 82 Brooklyn 89, Cleveland 82 Chicago 91, Atlanta 84 Oklahoma City 115, Minnesota 111 San Antonio 116, L.A. Clippers 92 Phoenix 116, Milwaukee 100 Philadelphia 101, Portland 99 Charlotte 113, Sacramento 103 Sunday’s Games Memphis 112, Detroit 84 Golden State at Washington, 6 p.m. Indiana at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Toronto at Miami, 6 p.m. Boston at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. New York at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Denver at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Monday’s Games Minnesota at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Orlando at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Toronto at Indiana, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Washington at Charlotte, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at New York, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Chicago, 8 p.m. Golden State at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Memphis, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Boston at Denver, 9 p.m. Oklahoma City at Utah, 9 p.m. Portland at Sacramento, 10 p.m.

NBADL Standings Central Division W Rio Grande Valley13 Sioux Falls 11 Iowa 10 Texas 10 Austin 7 Tulsa 3 West Division W Idaho 10 Santa Cruz 10 Los Angeles 7

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EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 42 28 12 2 58 124 89 Tampa Bay 41 25 12 4 54 116 95 Montreal 43 24 14 5 53 112 102 Detroit 43 19 14 10 48 114 121 Toronto 43 21 17 5 47 119 127 Ottawa 44 19 18 7 45 126 141 Florida 42 16 20 6 38 101 134 Buffalo 42 12 26 4 28 74 118 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 44 31 12 1 63 142 103 Philadelphia 42 21 17 4 46 111 116 Washington 42 20 16 6 46 128 128 N.Y. Rangers4321 20 2 44 105 115 Carolina 42 17 16 9 43 103 123 New Jersey 43 17 18 8 42 101 110 Columbus 42 18 20 4 40 113 123 N.Y. Islanders431422 7 35 112 143 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 44 29 7 8 66 165 121 St. Louis 41 29 7 5 63 150 95 Colorado 41 26 11 4 56 120 104 Minnesota 44 22 17 5 49 106 113 Dallas 41 20 14 7 47 120 124 Winnipeg 45 19 21 5 43 123 135 Nashville 42 18 18 6 42 101 127 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 43 30 8 5 65 142 108 San Jose 42 26 10 6 58 139 109 Los Angeles43 26 13 4 56 113 89 Vancouver 43 23 13 7 53 114 104 Phoenix 41 20 12 9 49 123 127 Calgary 41 14 21 6 34 96 128 Edmonton 44 13 26 5 31 112 153 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Saturday’s Games Florida 5, Nashville 4, SO Boston 4, Winnipeg 1 Colorado 4, San Jose 3 Buffalo 2, New Jersey 1 N.Y. Rangers 7, Toronto 1 Ottawa 4, Montreal 3, OT Carolina 3, N.Y. Islanders 2 St. Louis 6, Columbus 2 Detroit 5, Dallas 1 Minnesota 5, Washington 3 Philadelphia 5, Phoenix 3 Los Angeles 3, Vancouver 1 Sunday’s Games Pittsburgh 6, Winnipeg 5 Nashville at Carolina, 7 p.m. San Jose at Chicago, 8 p.m. Tampa Bay at Edmonton, 8 p.m. Vancouver at Anaheim, 8 p.m. Monday’s Games Dallas at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Columbus at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Florida at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Calgary at Colorado, 9 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Carolina at Buffalo, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Toronto, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. San Jose at Nashville, 8 p.m. Tampa Bay at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. Calgary at Phoenix, 9 p.m. St. Louis at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Boston at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Minnesota at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

Transactions BASKETBALL National Basketball Association PHILADELPHIA 76ERS — Assigned G Elliot Williams to Delaware (NBADL). FOOTBALL National Football League NFL — Fined Seattle RB Marshawn Lynch $50,000 for violating the league’s media policy. HOCKEY National Hockey League DALLAS STARS — Reassigned F Chris Mueller to Texas (AHL). American Hockey League SPRINGFIELD FALCONS — Returned G Mike Clemente to Evansville (ECHL). Reassigned D Thomas Larkin to Evansville. COLLEGE CHOWAN — Named Chris Whalley men’s soccer coach. TEXAS — Named Charlie Strong football coach.

Tour de Ski Results Sunday At Val di Fiemme, Italy Men 9k Freestyle Final Climb Pursuit 1. Martin Johnsrud Sundby, Norway, 32:49.6. 2. Chris Jespersen, Norway, 36 seconds behind. 3. Johannes Duerr, Austria, 1:05.9. 4. Petter Northug Jr., Norway, 1:49.5. 5. Sjur Roethe, Norway, 1:55.7. 6. Alexander Legkov, Russia, 2:33.6. 7. Tord Asle Gjerdalen, Norway, 2:45.6. 8. Ilia Chernousov, Russia, 2:56.4. 9. Calle Halfvarsson, Sweden, 3:06.5. 10. Didrik Toenseth, Norway, 3:19.1. Also 25. Noah Hoffman, United States, 5:47.9. Overall World Cup Standings (After 16 of 28 events) 1. Martin Johnsrud Sundby, Norway, 1,001 points. 2. Chris Jespersen, Norway, 739. 3. Alexander Legkov, Russia, 526. 4. Petter Northug Jr., Norway, 497. 5. Calle Halfvarsson, Sweden, 457. 6. Johannes Duerr, Austria, 456. 7. Sjur Roethe, Norway, 376. 8. Ilia Chernousov, Russia, 374. 9. Alexey Poltoranin, Kazakhstan, 316. 10. Maurice Manificat, France, 266. Also 25. Noah Hoffman, United States, 149. 48. Andrew Newell, United States, 93. 55. Simeon Hamilton, United States, 76. Women 9k Freestyle Final Climb Pursuit 1. Therese Johaug, Norway, 34:43.6. 2. Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen, Norway, 20.4 seconds behind. 3. Heidi Weng, Norway, 2:50.4. 4. Krista Lahteenmaki, Finland, 2:56.1. 5. Kerttu Niskanen, Finland, 3:18.1. 6. Anne Kylloenen, Finland, 3:50.2. 7. Elizabeth Stephen, United States, 4:02.4. 8. Eva Vrabcova-Nyvltova, Czech Republic, 4:05.3. 9. Aino-Kaisa Saarinen, Finland, 4:18.5. 10. Masako Ishida, Japan, 4:44.0. Also 13. Jessica Diggins, United States, 5:17.8. Overall World Cup Standings (After 16 of 28 events) 1. Therese Johaug, Norway, 1,002. 2. Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen, Norway, 841.




n this June 10, 2013, file photo, Harvey Updyke, left, departs the Lee County Justice Center in Opelika, Ala., with his bail bondsman and his attorney. The state’s football fervor drew plenty of attention after the 2010 Iron Bowl, when Updyke, an Alabama fan, poisoned Auburn’s two iconic oak trees at Toomer’s Corner, whose branches were decorated with toilet paper during victory celebrations for decades.

Craziness common in football-mad Alabama NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The state of Alabama’s stranglehold on the BCS national title has showcased the best and worst of a football-mad populace. No. 2 Auburn will try to bring a fifth consecutive championship to the state Monday night against No. 1 Florida State and Alabama native Jameis Winston, the third Heisman Trophy winner during that span with state ties. Winston somehow remained neutral despite growing up in a family where his mother, the youngest of 13 children, was the lone Auburn fan and the rest pulled for ‘Bama. As if he needed further demonstration of the passions involved, Winston watched from the stands as fellow Heisman winner Cam Newton led Auburn to a remarkable comeback over Alabama in the 2010 Iron Bowl. “It’s funny seeing how Alabama and Auburn fans react after that game,” said Winston, who is from Hueytown, Ala. “It’s the funniest thing in the world.” The rivalry is serious business for most of the state, though. Sometimes football rains glory on the state, others embarrassment. The state of Alabama’s passion, and penchant, for football has been on full display nationally for the past five years. Alabama has won three national titles during that span and Auburn won it all in that 2010 season. Three of the last five Heisman winners are either from the state of Alabama or played college ball there, including Alabama running back Mark Ingram in 2009. That’s the good. There’s been some bad and ugly, too. That divide has been especially evident in recent years in a state where Bear Bryant and Bo Jackson became football icons. Auburn came up with one of college football’s most memorable plays on Nov. 30 when Chris Davis returned a missed field goal 109 yards for a touchdown on the final play for a 34-28 win over the two-time defending national champion and then-No. 1 Crimson Tide. The outcome apparently led to tragic results. Alabama fan Adrian Laroze Briskey, 28, was charged two days later with killing another Tide fan. Briskey was angry that 36-year-old Michelle Shepherd and others weren’t distraught enough over the loss, the victim’s sister, Neketa Shepherd, said. The state’s football fervor also drew plenty of national attention after the 2010 Iron Bowl, when Tide fan Harvey Updyke Jr. poisoned Auburn’s two iconic oak trees at Toomer’s Corner, whose branches were draped with toilet paper during victory celebrations for decades. Updyke, a former Texas state trooper, served about six months in jail and is barred from attending Alabama sporting events.AP Sports Writer

Buckeye linebacker to leave early for NFL COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State junior linebacker Ryan Shazier has decided to give up his senior season to make himself available for the NFL draft. In a statement released by Ohio State, the first-team All-American said he just felt the timing was right. “Playing in the NFL is something that I have been dreaming about since my days in pee-wee football,” said Shazier, a 29-game starter for the Buckeyes. “I just feel that now is the perfect time for me.”

Redskins to interview Giants’ defensive coordinator WASHINGTON (AP) — Perry Fewell’s interview for the Washington Redskins coaching job has been set for Monday. John Wooten of the Fritz Pollard Alliance said Sunday that the New York Giants defensive coordinator will meet with Washington general manager Bruce Allen at Redskins Park. Wooten monitors coaching searches as part of his group’s efforts to encourage the hiring of minorities in the NFL.







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Business, youth mentoring is win-win While corporate CEO Bob Taylor spends time reviewing inventory reports, he also is taking stock of the next generation. The company Taylor leads, Do It Best Corp., provides employees with paid time off each week to mentor children and youth. As a former national board member for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Taylor knows that a child who has a quality relationship with a mentor at least one hour each week tends to do better in school, avoid alcohol and drugs, stay away from crime and pursue healthy opportunities. As a member of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Taylor also knows that youth mentoring is essential for the Hoosier state’s future economic development. “When you make that business it’s another way of BILL connection, exposing young people early to the opportunities that are STANCZYKIEWICZ on right here in their backyard in Indiana,” Taylor said. “Hopefully that’s one more way, later down the road, of keeping them at home, helping them understand the great job opportunities that we have here.” Kim Nymeyer manages the mentoring program for Elkhart General Hospital’s medical group which provides employees with time on the clock to mentor. Nymeyer asserted that in addition to receiving positive youth development, students Mentors can provide a who are mentored gain new awareness of career valuable link between possibilities. an at-risk student “They sure do,” Nymeyer declared. “This and the pathway to a is a way to expose them good job. The Indiana to all different types of opportunities and types Chamber of Commerce of jobs that they never encourages Hoosier would have imagined even existed because employers to provide their scope is limited in regular time off for their terms of what they’re exposed to. This gives us employees to serve as an opportunity to show them a little bit of the mentors. world that they might not otherwise see.” Eddie Melton agrees. Melton oversees community engagement for NiSource, headquartered in Merrillville, and his responsibilities include running a mentoring program for Gary high school students. NiSource allows employees to use company time to mentor teenagers. “We believe that having an educated emerging workforce is important to our industry and the communities that we serve,” Melton stated. “That’s why we support our employees and their efforts to mentor the youth in northern Indiana.” Due to mentoring’s positive impact on youth and economic development, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce endorses the business and youth development strategy of providing employees with paid time off each week to mentor. “Mentorships are an integral component of Indiana’s strategy to reduce the dropout rate and improve student preparedness and performance,” said the state chamber’s president and CEO, Kevin Brinegar. “Mentors can provide a valuable link between an at-risk student and the pathway to a good job. The Indiana Chamber of Commerce encourages Hoosier employers to provide regular time off for their employees to serve as mentors to our youth.” Mentoring also has an impact on today’s workforce. “As CEO I’m also the chief environmental officer, and this does have a tangible impact on the environment of our workplace,” Taylor explained. Taylor added that Do It Best enjoys good public relations from the company’s mentoring program, and that positive community image helps Do It Best recruit top talent for open jobs. In addition, the mentoring program enhances team chemistry. Taylor concluded, “It’s a win-win for the company, the staff members and the young people being mentored.” A free resource offered by the Indiana Mentoring Partnership is available for employers who want to start a youth mentoring program. The brief booklet, “Developing Your Business as a Champion for Youth Mentoring,” (located online at, describes how to partner with local mentoring agencies and establish guidelines to ensure accountability. The manual is based, in part, on the mentoring program conducted by Old National Bank, headquartered in Evansville. Old National provides employees with 30 minutes each week to mentor a child. The bank’s executive vice president, Kathy Schoettlin, takes full advantage of the program and said her mentee is not the only person who benefits. “I learn just as much from (the child I mentor) as he learns from me. We talk about having a caring adult in the life of a child. Well, there’s nothing like that caring child giving it to you right back. It’s not just what you do for the child. It’s what that child does for you as well.”

BILL STANCZYKIEWICZ is president and CEO of the Indiana Youth Institute. He can be reached at

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World Almanac 2014 still treasured This I learned from the Internet: The World Almanac first appeared in 1868, and the word “World” in its title refers not to its global scale or reach but to its origin as a publication of The New York World newspaper. It provided Calvin Coolidge’s father with the text of the presidential oath of office when, in DAVID M. 1923, he swore in his son, by the SHRIBMAN light of a kerosene lamp at 2:47 in the morning. The U.S. government asked that special print runs be commissioned because so many G.I.s read it during World War II. Fred MacMurray talked about the Almanac in an exchange with Edward G. Robinson in “Double Indemnity.” (Note to younger readers: Fred MacMurray and Edward G. Robinson were actors, and “Double Indemnity” was a movie.) The Almanac makes an important cameo performance in “Miracle on 34th Street.” (This is also a movie; look it up on the Web if you didn’t see it on your laptop last week.) This I learned from the latest edition of the 2014 World Almanac and Book of Facts, just now in stores and what you might think of the Internet before there was a Web: Some 5.6 percent of white high school girls were in a physical fight on school property in 2011. A prokaryote is a single-celled organism that doesn’t have a distinct nucleus. The first transcontinental television broadcast was on Sept. 4, 1951. The island of Navassa lies between Haiti and Jamaica. Montenegro has 155 miles of rail track. This I know without looking it up: The first World Almanac I remember was the 1959 edition, and I remember it only because my father brought home the 1960 edition and threw out the 1959 number. As a young boy, I spent hours with the trim little volume filled with agate type and the sort of worthless

knowledge I would eventually spend my life acquiring and then sharing, repeatedly and remorselessly, with others in a newspaper column. For leisure, and this I know is pitiful, I flipped through the book — today the term would be “surfing,” though in the beach town where I grew up that word had a different meaning — for hours and, also pitiful, I was riveted by irresistible attractions such as its summary of the history of the Kuomintang Party or its list of agricultural products of many nations, which invariably included sugar beets. I was a very dull boy, destined to become a very dull man. This I also learned from the newest edition of the World Almanac: Romanesque cathedrals have concealed buttresses. Some 82 percent of cellphone users texted in 2012, up from 31 percent in 2007. The Newberry National Volcanic Monument is in Oregon. Those who travel for medical treatment can deduct part of their expenses from their federal income taxes. This is what I learned from Sarah Janssen, a senior editor of the World Almanac, in a telephone conversation. Only 20 people work on the book. Some of the editors’ offices are messy. As deadline looms, the staff works as many as 80 hours a week. Sarah has on occasion worked at home in her jammies. This year the Almanac added a section on marriage and shortened the biography of George W. Bush. The staff proofreads the Almanac on paper. Sometimes there is a party when the project is completed. This year there wasn’t one. There is no office cat. This is more of what I found in the newest Almanac: The monetary unit of Papua New Guinea is the Kina. Wilhelm Steinitz of Austria was the world chess champ between 1886 and 1894. Both towers of the Century Plaza in Los Angeles have 44 stories. There are 12 commercial banks in Maine. Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio, was founded in 1850. Some 1.2 million people died in a drought in Bengal in 1900. Allan Nevins won the 1933 Pulitzer Prize for his biography of Grover Cleveland. Crushed stone, sand, salt, gravel,

Only 20 people work on the book. Some of the editors’ offices are messy. As deadline looms, the staff works as many as 80 hours a week.

• cement and wollastonite make up a $1.3 billion industry in New York State. The area code for Brown Deer, Wis., is 414. The flag of Somalia has a very pretty shade of light blue. This is more of what Ms. Janssen told me. The Almanac staff is divided about equally by gender. Many of them have beats — broad subject areas in which they cultivate expertise and experience — and sometimes they suggest adding elements (such as: more information this year on how often people check their email). Sarah can’t think of anything the group does together for fun. But everyone who works on the World Almanac, she says, “thinks the work is fun.” This is more of what I found in the 2014 Almanac: The purple finch is the state bird of New Hampshire. Vice President Charles W. Fairbanks was born in Unionville Center, Ohio. African-Americans account for 9 percent of the population of Indiana. In a public auditorium, the American flag should be placed at the speaker’s right as he or she faces the audience. The westernmost town in the 48 continuous states is La Push, Wash. The first reliable measurement of the speed of light was made by the French physicist Armand Hippolyte Louis Fizeau. Middlebury College has a graduation rate of 94 percent. Denmark has 1,657 miles of rail track. This is what I think about the World Almanac: I hope it never goes away. And one more thing: Panama has 41 miles of rail track. DAVID M. SHRIBMAN is the executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. His email is

What’s the matter with kids today? We’ve all heard the stories about kids today and their addiction to cellphones, and how it’s not like it was when we were kids — as if something else is like it was. But cellphones and games come in for special abuse, and I have to admit, I have jumped on the “Woe is me, cellphones (or computer games or piercings or tattoos or whatever) will be the ruin of us all” bandwagon many, many times. So I was impressed to hear from a friend about a young teenage girl who went to a party and decided that she was missing too much of her life by being on her cell all the time. So she turned off her phone, put it in her coat pocket and threw it on the bed with all the other coats. She had a wonderful time, caught up with all her friends without ever once looking at her Facebook account, talked to everyone without using Twitter, and looked at her friends’ faces in real life, not in selfies. She ate hors d’ouevres and even danced a little. Not once did she think that she was missing anything; she didn’t have any fancy new psychological problems like “SIWS” (Sudden Internet Withdrawl Syndrome) or “IRP” (Instagram Regret Pattern). She didn’t feel like Snapchatting anyone; she liked hearing music without earbuds; she enjoyed talking to her friends without having to see them through a

computer camera. She even enjoyed dressing up, something you don’t really have to do when you’re texting, because who’s going to see you? When it was time to leave, she grabbed her coat and drove home. She didn’t even remember to fish her phone out of her pocket; she was just thinking of what a JIM good time she’d had. It didn’t occur to her that MULLEN leaving her phone in her pocket might have been the reason she’d had so much fun, and maybe it wouldn’t have made any difference, who knows? She simply felt warm and happy and at peace with the world. Until she walked in her front door. “Where have you been?” her mother nearly screamed. She ran up to the girl and hugged her while tears ran down her face. “We’ve been calling you and calling you. We were just about to call the police and file a missing person’s report! Your father and I have been worried sick. You haven’t posted anything on Facebook in five hours! We thought you’d been kidnapped, or ran off with some pervert that you met online or something. Where were you? Are you

OK? Do you want go to the hospital? Somebody boil some water. Where were you? Do you think you can find it again on a Google map? I swear we’ll find the people who did this to you and bring them to justice.” “Mom! I told you I was going to a party at Kathy’s house, don’t you remember?” “You told me? You mean you didn’t email me? You didn’t share it on your iCalandar with me? You told me? What does that mean, young lady? Am I supposed to remember everything people tell me? Is that the way we do things in this house now? We tell people? Maybe it was my fault, maybe I raised you wrong, maybe I just thought I was leading by example. Well, whatever it is, I can see it didn’t take. “I called your grandmother and your Uncle Art and Aunt Helen and they’re all in an uproar. What will I text them now? What will I say to my Facebook friends when they get back from their search parties? That you turned off your phone? What kind of person does that? What were you thinking? What is wrong with you kids today?” JIM MULLEN is a syndicated columnist with Newspaper Enterprise Association. He can be contacted at



Aspen plane crash kills one, injures two others

DENVER (AP) — A fiery plane crash at the Aspen airport Sunday afternoon killed one person and injured two others, one severely, Colorado authorities said. Officials said the flight originated in Mexico and all three aboard were Mexican men. Alex Burchetta, director of operations for the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, identified the man who died as Sergio Carranza Brabata of Mexico. He did not release the names of the two injured, and he did not know where in Mexico Brabata lived. The three were the only ones aboard the plane, said Thomas Wright, a dispatcher with the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office. Ginny Dyche, a spokeswoman for Aspen Valley Hospital, said the facility admitted two patients who were involved in the crash. She said they were still being evaluated, but she declined to release any other information. Allen Kenitzer, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said the aircraft appeared to be a Bombardier Challenger 600, a midsized private jet. FAA spokesman said the plane was headed from Tucson, Ariz., and crashed upon landing. Attempts by The Associated Press to reach airport officials in Colorado and Arizona were not immediately successful. The crash prompted Twitter responses from two celebrity witnesses, who confirmed to The Associated Press that they sent the tweets. Country singer LeAnn Rimes Cibrian tweeted via leannrimes on Sunday: “So sad! Horrible plane crash we just saw happen at the Aspen airport.” Comedian Kevin Nealon sent a series of tweets about the crash through kevin— nealon. His first one said, “Horrible plane crash here at Aspen airport. Exploded into flames as it was landing. I think it was a private jet.” Later he tweeted, “Airport is closed now. I think I’ll drive back to LA after seeing that.” Tom Renwick, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Grand Junction, said snow showers were reported in the area Sunday afternoon, but not at the airport. Aspen is located in the Rocky Mountains about 100 miles southwest of Denver.

People • Meryl Streep claims Icon Award at film festival PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Meryl Streep collected an Icon Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Saturday night. The awards were the first of the New Year but Streep are a more low-key event than the glitzy ceremonies which follow, with winners announced in advance, lending a more relaxed atmosphere to other events. Picking up her trophy — only the second Icon Award given by the festival in its 25 year history. Streep told the crowd: “My four children remind me everyday that I am not an Icon. “I don’t feel like an icon. Most of the days I feel like ‘I can’t.’ [But] I feel like I’m an example now in my dotage of the fact that you just can’t put those old gals out to pasture. We’ve got a lot of stuff still to say.” Other stars to be awarded at the event included Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Julia Roberts, Matthew McConaughey, ‘12 Years a Slave’ director Steve McQueen.


Selling social media clicks is big business SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Celebrities, businesses and even the U.S. State Department have bought bogus Facebook likes, Twitter followers or YouTube viewers from offshore “click farms,” where workers tap, tap, tap the thumbs up button, view videos or retweet comments to inflate social media numbers. Since Facebook launched almost 10 years ago, users have sought to expand their social networks for financial gain, winning friends, bragging rights and professional clout. And social media companies cite the levels of engagement to tout

their value. But an Associated Press examination has found a growing global marketplace for fake clicks, which tech companies struggle to police. Online records, industry studies and interviews show companies are capitalizing on the opportunity to make millions of dollars by duping social media. For as little as a half cent each click, websites hawk everything from LinkedIn connections to make members appear more employable to Soundcloud plays to influence record label interest. “Anytime there’s a

monetary value added to clicks, there’s going to be people going to the dark side,” said Mitul Gandhi, CEO of seoClarity, a Des Plaines, Ill., social media marketing firm that weeds out phony online engagements. Italian security researchers and bloggers Andrea Stroppa and Carla De Micheli estimated in 2013 that sales of fake Twitter followers have the potential to bring in $40 million to $360 million to date, and that fake Facebook activities bring in $200 million a year. As a result, many firms, whose values are based

on credibility, have entire teams doggedly pursuing the buyers and brokers of fake clicks. But each time they crack down on one, another, more creative scheme emerges. When software engineers wrote computer programs, for example, to generate lucrative fake clicks, tech giants fought back with software that screens out “bot-generated” clicks and began regularly sweeping user accounts. YouTube wiped out billions of music industry video views last December after auditors found some videos apparently had exaggerated numbers of

views. Its parent-company, Google, is also constantly battling people who generate fake clicks on their ads. And Facebook, whose most recent quarterly report estimated as many as 14.1 million of its 1.18 billion active users are fraudulent accounts, does frequent purges. That’s particularly important for a company that was built on the principle that users are real people. Twitter’s Jim Prosser said there’s no upside. “In the end, their accounts are suspended, they’re out the money and they lose the followers,” he said.

Law leaves volunteer firefighting in limbo FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — Fire chiefs and lawmakers are working to protect the system of volunteer firefighting that has served rural America for more than a century but is threatened by an ambiguity in President Barack Obama’s health care law. Small and rural fire departments from California to Maine, which has one of the country’s highest percentages of volunteer and on-call firefighters, rely on volunteers to avoid the budget-strapping cost of paying them to be on duty in between fighting fires. The volunteers are considered employees for tax purposes, a classification that grew out of an ongoing effort to attract firefighters by offering them such incentives as stipends, retirement benefits and free gym memberships. That leaves open the question of whether the volunteer firefighters fall under the health care law’s requirement that employers with 50 or more employees working at least 30 hours a week must provide health insurance for them. Fire departments say they can’t afford to pay such a cost. “Most of these are operating on a shoestring budget — holding pancake dinners to raise money to put enough gas in the truck so they can respond to the next fire, the next medical call,” said Dave Finger,


Darrel Fournier, fire chief in Freeport, a town of about 8,000 people near the coast in southern Maine that’s home to

director of government relations for the National Volunteer Fire Council. Faced with the cost of insurance, or being fined if they fail to provide it, departments would likely be forced to reduce the number of hours firefighters can volunteer or eliminate the benefit programs, officials said. That has both fire chiefs and lawmakers raising concerns. Darrel Fournier, fire chief in Freeport, a town

L.L. Bean, said his department is bracing for what could be significant costs under the health care law.

of about 8,000 people near the coast in southern Maine that’s home to L.L. Bean, said his department is bracing for what could be significant costs under the health care law. He expects he’ll have to provide coverage for the five firefighters he employs part time. That would cost the city — and ultimately taxpayers — about $75,000, or a penalty of $150,000. Additionally, in a busy winter with lots of fires, emergency calls

and accidents, he said his roughly 50 volunteers could work more than 30 hours a week, meeting the threshold under the law that would require him to provide health insurance for them as well. To avoid the penalty, Freeport could cut back on the number of hours part-time and volunteer firefighters have to work. But that would mean finding more volunteers to make up the difference, something the department and others

across the country already struggle to do, Fournier said. When he started in Freeport in 1972, there was a waiting list of 25 people. After three months actively recruiting in the community, Fournier said he’s lucky that he’ll soon be interviewing nine potential volunteer firefighters. “It’s pretty amazing how this law is touching different operations,” he said in an interview in Freeport’s brick firehouse, where yellow fire trucks and ambulances were lined up awaiting the next call. “I’m not sure everyone thought that through.” The question is expected to be answered when the Internal Revenue Service releases final regulations this year before the provision takes effect in 2015. A Treasury spokeswoman said the department is taking the concerns into account as it works toward the final regulations but wouldn’t comment on what they’re likely to include. In the meantime, Maine’s U.S. senators are backing a recently introduced bill aimed at ensuring volunteer firefighters and other emergency responders are exempt from the health care law requirement. Republicans point to the confusion as another example of the problems with the law, which has been plagued by a fumbled rollout and criticism over canceled health care plans.

Water pollution Pope to travel to Holy Land from drilling found in 4 states PITTSBURGH (AP) — In at least four states that have nurtured the nation’s energy boom, hundreds of complaints have been made about well-water contamination from oil or gas drilling, and pollution was confirmed in a number of them, according to a review that casts doubt on industry suggestions that such problems rarely happen. The Associated Press requested data on drilling-related complaints in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Texas and found major differences in how the states report such problems. Texas provided the most detail, while the other states provided only general outlines. And while the confirmed problems represent only a tiny portion of the thousands of oil and gas wells drilled each year in the U.S., the lack of detail in some state reports could help fuel public confusion and mistrust. The AP found that Pennsylvania received 398 complaints in 2013 alleging that oil or natural gas drilling polluted or otherwise affected private water wells, compared with 499 in 2012. The Pennsylvania complaints can include allegations of short-term diminished water flow, as well as pollution from stray gas or other substances. More than 100 cases of pollution were confirmed over the past five years.

Just hearing the total number of complaints shocked Heather McMicken, an eastern Pennsylvania homeowner who complained about water-well contamination that state officials eventually confirmed. “Wow, I’m very surprised,” said McMicken, recalling that she and her husband never knew how many other people made similar complaints, since the main source of information “was just through the grapevine.” The McMickens were one of three families that eventually reached a $1.6 million settlement with a drilling company. Heather McMicken said the state should be forthcoming with details. Over the past 10 years, hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has led to a boom in oil and natural gas production around the nation. It has reduced imports and led to hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue for companies and landowners, but also created pollution fears. Extracting fuel from shale formations requires pumping hundreds of thousands of gallons of water, sand and chemicals into the ground to break apart rock and free the gas. Some of that water, along with large quantities of existing underground water, returns to the surface, and it can contain high levels of salt and drilling chemicals.

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis says his upcoming trip to the Holy Land aims to boost relations with Orthodox Christians. But the three-day visit in May also underscores Francis’ close ties to the Jewish community, his outreach to Muslims and the Vatican’s longstanding call for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. The announcement was made Sunday just as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry wrapped up three days of talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders in a new U.S. bid for peace. Francis told thousands gathered in the rain for his weekly Sunday blessing that he would visit Amman, Bethlehem and Jerusalem on May 24-26. It is the only papal trip confirmed so far for 2014 and the second foreign trip of Francis’ pontificate, following his 2013 visit to Brazil for World Youth Day. Francis, an Argentine Jesuit, will be the fourth pope to visit the Holy Land after Paul VI’s landmark visit in 1964. In his Christmas address, Francis singled out the Holy Land for prayers, saying “Bless the land where you chose to come into the world, and grant a favorable outcome to the peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians.” As archbishop of Buenos Aires, the former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio — now Pope Francis — made interreligious dialogue a top priority, hosting an annual interfaith ceremony in the Argentine capital’s cathedral to promote religious harmony and


A seagull flies past Pope Francis as he arrives for the Angelus noon prayer he celebrates from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Sunday. Pope Francis announced Sunday that he would travel to Israel, the West Bank and Jordan on May 24-26, his first visit to the Holy Land.

writing a book on faith with his good friend, Rabbi Abraham Skorka. “We are hoping for a new glimmer of light from this visit in relations with the Orthodox, with Muslims and Jews,” Monsignor William Shomali, auxiliary bishop in Jerusalem, told Vatican Radio on Sunday. All three governments welcomed the papal visit. The Palestinian news agency Wafa said President Mahmoud Abbas hoped it would “contribute to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinian people who aspire for freedom, justice and independence.” In Jerusalem, Israeli

Foreign Ministry Yigal Palmor said Francis was “will be greeted as warmly as his predecessors were.” Jordan’s Royal Palace said the Amman leg of Francis’ visit — on May 24 — would mark a “significant milestone for brotherhood and forgiveness between Muslims and Christians and consolidates the message of peace.” Francis said his prime aim was to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic meeting in Jerusalem between Pope Paul VI and the then-spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians, Ecumenical Patriarch Atengora.





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If the pain is intense or does not quickly improve, your doctor may inject a corticosteroid drug directly into the area. However, repeated steroid injections can damage the tissue in your knee. After your bursitis heals, take these preventive measures to prevent a recurrence: • Get up and stretch your legs regularly if you work on your knees for long periods of time. • Stretch your legs before and after you exercise. • Vary your workouts to rest your knees. • Elevate and ice your knees after you exercise or spend a long time on your knees. • Try over-the-counter arch supports in your shoes. DR. KOMAROFF is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. His website is

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Nurses QMAs CNAs Unit Nursing ManagerRN required Full & Part Time All Shifts If you would like to be a part of our team, please fill out an application online at www. or apply in person at 2400 College Ave., Goshen, In 46528 Driver DRIVER TRAINEES! GET FEE-PAID CDL TRAINING NOW! Learn to drive for US Xpress New Driver’s can earn $800/wk & Benefits! NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Be trained & based locally! 1-800-882-7364 Drivers CDL TRAINEES NEEDED! *No Experience Required. *Learn to Drive for US Xpress. *Train & be Based Locally! *Earn $800 per Week After Sponsored Training Program. 1-800-882-7364


Call today to schedule a Tour! 260-668-4415 199 Northcrest Road Angola, IN 46703 PETS WELCOME! Restrictions apply. E-mail to: crosswaitestates@

Angola ONE BR APTS. $425/mo., Free Heat. 260-316-5659 Avilla 1 & 2 BR APTS $450-$550/ per month. Call 260-897-3188

USDA 100% HOME LOANS--Not just 1st time buyers! Low rates! Buy any home anywhere. Academy Mortgage Corporation, 11119 Lima Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46818. Call Nick Staker: 260-494-1111 NLMS-146802. Some restrictions may apply. Largest Independent Mortgage Banker. Indiana Corp State License-10966 Corp NMLS-3113 LO License-14894. Equal Housing Lender. (A)

MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT Barton Lake Lakewood Mobile Home Court 2008 Liberty 16 x 80, 2 BR, 2 BA, $575/mo. No Pets. 260 833-1081 Dekalb & Noble Co. For Sale or Rent $400-$600/ mo. (260)925-1716 Hamilton Lake

2 BR,Newly remodeled, Nice! One block to lake, others available. $550/mo. (260) 488-3163

GARAGE SALES LaGrange 9120 E 400 S Jan. 9 - 11 • 8 - 5 MOVING SALE HEATED POLE BLDG. Construction supplies & tools, riding lawn mower, household goods. Too much to mention.


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

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

Deluxe Pokerchip Kit Solid Carrying Case 3 colors weighted. 2 Decks. $30.00 260 920-8676



Detecto physician’s weight scale. Accurate balance model. $50. 260 925-3093

GUN SHOW!! Alexandria, IN - January 11th & 12th, Madison County Fairgrounds, 512 E. 4th St., Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-3 For information call 765-993-8942 Buy! Sell! Trade!


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

IVAN’S TOWING Junk Auto Buyer

up to $1000.00 (260) 238-4787 TIMBER WANTED All species of hard wood. Pay before starting. Walnut needed. 260 349-2685

PETS/ANIMALS Adoptable Dogs •Pippid-3 yr old black lab male •Brett-1 yr old pitt bull male •Marley-4 yr old mix female •Rupe-7 yr old yellow lab male •Spunky-4 yr old mini pin male •Aries- 3yr old pitt bull female •Zulu-1 yr old lab/pitt mix female •Ginger-3 yr old boxer mix female •Annie-8 mnth old pittbull female •Darla-1 yr old beagle female •Chloe Jo- 5 yr old boxer mix female Humane Society of Noble County, Inc. 1305 Sherman St. Kendallville, IN 46755 260-347-2563 AKC Toy Poodle Pups, 2 white males, 1 parti black & white, 1 apricot female $200. & up. Home raised. 260-997-6906 FREE: Lab mix Puppies, black males & females. 260 351-2921

Wolcottville 2 & 3 BR from $100/wk also LaOtto location. 574-202-2181

Drivers GORDON TRUCKING CDL-A Truck Drivers. Up to $5,000 Sign-on Bonus & $.56 CPM! Solo & Teams. Dedicated/Home Weekly Available! Call 7 days/wk! EOE 888-757-2003 General 1st & 2nd shift CNC Machine openings Quake Manufacturing is looking for people to setup/run CNC Machines. Star/Citizen Swiss experience a plus. Hurco/Haas experience also a plus. Great compensation, Holidays, vacation, insurance, 401K. Email, fax, or mail resume. paulquake@ Fax: 260-432-7868

Brand NEW in plastic!

Avilla 1 BR APT: $125/wk. Includes Util., Dep. Req’d. No Pets. 260-318-2030


ADOPT Caring, nurturing home for your newborn baby. Beautiful life, much love, secure future. Expenses paid. Legal, confidential. Devoted married couple, Walt/Gina: 1-800-315-6957.

Multiple Full Time Job Opportunities: • Farm Manager, • Crop Production Specialist, •General Maintenance

Happy New Year!

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



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♥♥ ADOPTION: ♥♥ At-Home Mom, LOVE, Financially Secure Family, Travel, Theater, Laughter awaits 1st baby. Expenses paid Joanna 1-877-667-9123







CARS 1 & Only Place To Call to get rid of that junk car, truck or van!! Cash on the spot! Free towing. Call 260-745-8888. (A) Guaranteed Top Dollar For Junk Cars, Trucks & Vans. Call Jack @ 260-466-8689 WE BUILD POLE BARNS AND--Garages. We also re-roof and re-side old barns, garages and houses. Call 260-632-5983 or 260-255-7463. (A)


Indoor dog kennel 41”L x 28”H x 25”W $25.00 260 894-1692 Mirage Yearbooks (Lakeland High School) 1969, 72, 74, 76. $20.00. Call or text, (260) 463-6300 Never Used White Lace wedding picture album $45.00. (260) 242-7540 Pet carrier for small dog or cat. $20.00 260 894-1692 Snowblower Yardman Snowbird 3 h.p. 20”, $50.00 obo (260) 833-0607 The Ivy Yearbooks (LaGrange/Parkside School 1967, 68, 69, 70, 71. $25.00. Call or text, (260) 463-6300

2 Guitar Stands $15.00 buys them both. Cash only (260) 357-3753 9 cu ft. working Kenmore Upright Freezer $25.00. (260) 316-5911 DeKalb-Steuben County Plat Book, 1976 & 1944 Center Chatter. $10.00. Call or text, (260) 463-6300 Delta 9 in. Bandsaw $50. Angola 260 243-0119


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

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

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Check out Thursday’s Sports Section!

Sudoku Answers 1-06


Complete the grid so that every row, column and 3x3 box contains every digit from 1 to 9 inclusively.

Nascar Fans!

Waterproof snow pants sz. mens small, Columbia brand; worn once. $30. 260 925-2672

Part-Time Assistant District Manager.

Apply at: The News Sun 102 N. Main St., Kendallville Or send resume to: EOE

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

Tony Little Gazelle work out machine. Like new, $50.00. (260) 318-0701

The primary responsibility of the position is to assist the district manager with overseeing our home delivery operation.

Must have a valid driver’s license, insurance and a good driving record to use company vehicles. Also, must be able to lift 30 pounds repeatedly and be able to deliver door-to-door when needed.


Electric Heated twin mattress pad. Only used last winter. $20.00. Fremont, (260) 495-0244

The Herald Republican has an opening for a

We are seeking an individual who is out-going and dependable, has good communication skills and doesn’t mind working at night. Delivery and management experience in any industry are a plus but not necessary. Work hours are normally between 1:00 am and 7:00 am and include weekends.


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

HOME IMPROVEMENT All Phase Remodeling and Handyman Service - No Job too Big or Small !!! Free Estimates Call Jeff 260-854-9071 Qualified & Insured Serving You Since 1990

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FULL TIME PRODUCTION POSITIONS We are looking for highly motivated people to work in our manufacturing facility. High School diploma or GED required. Previous manufacturing experience preferred. Starting pay is $10.82 per hour; average pay after 5 years is $20.38 per hour.

Experienced Class A CDL Drivers ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

Looking for an opportunity to earn top pay and be home weekends? Want to drive new and well-maintained equipment?

Drivers Class A CDL Minimum Two years Experience. Good pay and benefits. Home every night. No touch freight for our Butler, Indiana location or apply online at:

• Per mile pay scale • Monthly and annual bonus incentives • Flatbeds and Dry Vans • Lease Purchase Program available • Paid vacations and holidays • Paid every Friday — Direct Deposit available

Call Jim 800-621-1478 Ext. 131




Chase Brass is the leading producer of brass rod and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Brass & Copper. This is an opportunity for a proven contributor to join an excellent organization. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. Openings will be on second shift, 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Complete applications at: Tobacco users are ineligible. No phone inquiries or applications accepted at the Plant. EOE/W/M/V

Difficult rating: 2 (of 5) 1-06




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WE ARE! Join KPC Media Group Inc. as we bring chances to win prizes every week by picking winners in one of America’s favorite sports – professional football! There will be local and national winners weekly and a National Grand Prize Winner for a trip for two to Hawaii at the end of the contest. Week 1 winner : Darby Boyd, rollmover (Kendallville) Week 2 winner: Phil Vanderbosch, pudvandy (auburn) Week 3 winner: Kenny Gentile, kennyg (Angola) Week 4 winner: Ronnie Stanley, ronnie (Kendallville) Week 5 winner: Charles Schudel, dawgtribe (Coldwater, MI) Week 6 winner: Amy Penningroth, amyp (Ft Wayne, IN) Week 7 winner: Valerie Varner, jojovee (Angola, IN) Week 8 winner: Tim Carteaux, theguessor (Kendallville, IN) Week 9 winner: Nora Budreau, nora (Fremont, IN) Week 10 winner: Kenny Gentile, kennyg (Angola) Week 11 winner: Lisa Firestine, lisafires (Spencerville) Week 12 winner: William Oyer, billy79 (Garrett) Week 13 winner: Brad Titus, woodman76 (Kendallville) Week 14 winner: Willie Wright, wtfguppy (Rome City) Week 15 winner: Nora Budreau, nora (Fremont, IN) Week 16 winner: Kenny Smith, kswizzle (Tempe, AZ) Week 17 winner: Scott Calkins, cheesehead (Angola, IN)



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The News Sun – January 6, 2014  

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

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