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Weather Bitter cold, high 5 below, low tonight 6 below. Warmer Wednesday, high 19. Page A8 Serving Noble & LaGrange Counties

Kendallville, Indiana

GOOD MORNING Power outage hits Ligonier area LIGONIER—A substation near Ligonier failed late Monday night for Noble County REMC. A total of 1,107 customers were without power in areas including Perry, York, Sparta and Elkhart townships. Noble County REMC spokesperson Kevin Dreibelbis said crews were on the scene late Monday evening working to restore power, but gave no timeline for restoration.

Auburn goes dark in subzero weather BY AARON ORGAN

AUBURN — The Auburn electric utility’s entire territory — and its 6,000 customers — went black Monday night, with a power outage occurring at the same time temperatures were plunging to 15 degrees below zero. Mayor Norm Yoder said the city-owned utility’s territory lost power when its feed from regional electric utility I&M was broken somehow. “The whole city’s out of power,” Yoder said. I&M spokesman Tracy Warner said the feed was disrupted at the Auburn substation at 6:35 p.m. Warner said I&M expected to restore its power feed to Auburn by 10 p.m. He cautioned that it might not restore power to Auburn customers if the problem that caused the outage was with Auburn electric’s equipment. At 9 p.m., the cause was uncertain, Warner said. Yoder said typically with outages, I&M will take an hour to mobilize and another hour to troubleshoot the problem. He insisted those are rough estimates, however. Power did not return by 10 p.m. Shortly after the power went out, the DeKalb County Department of Homeland Security said warming shelters were opening at DeKalb Middle School and the DeKalb County Office Building, 215 E. Ninth St., for people who lost power and heat. People could use either the Ninth or Tenth street entrance of the office building, also known as the courthouse annex. The Auburn Police Department was overseeing that shelter. The middle school, on C.R. 427 north of Auburn, had power because it lies in NIPSCO’s electric utility territory.

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Buried in a deep freeze City comes to stop after 14-inch snow, then subzero temps BY DENNIS NARTKER

KENDALLVILLE — Travel restrictions in Kendallville remain in place in the wake of a winter storm that struck Sunday. Mayor Suzanne Handshoe announced Monday at 3:45 p.m. that travel on city streets was restricted to authorized vehicles only until noon today. Police officers will stop unauthorized vehicles and advise drivers of the travel restriction, according to Police Chief Rob Wiley. City officials advised residents it is illegal to place snow in streets when removing it from their premises. A statement said parking on snow routes in the city is forbidden. City offices will be closed until noon today. The city’s Main Street business district was nearly deserted at 2 p.m. Monday, with 10-foot-high plowed snow piles lining the travel lanes, after a winter storm dumped approximately 14 inches of snow on Kendallville and the surrounding area Sunday. Sunday’s all-day snowfall was followed by below-zero temperatures and dangerously low windchills. Monday’s low was 14 below, with a 44-below windchill and wind gusts of 30-35 mph causing blowing and drifting snow, according to the National Weather Service. Today’s high was expected to be 5 degrees below zero with windchills 18 to 20 below before a warmup Wednesday. A windchill warning remains in effect until 8 p.m. today. A winter


Piles of plowed snow 10 feet high lined the Main Street business district traffic lanes in Kendallville Monday after a storm dumped snow on the

storm warning was lifted at 4 p.m. Monday. Noble County schools were closed Monday and today. Many businesses were closed Monday, and several area industries canceled first and second shifts. Walmart and Scott’s Foods were open Monday. City streets and Noble County roads will remain snow-covered, slick and hazardous today. Kendallville police dispatchers reported several slide-offs, but no major accidents. Sunday at

city Sunday. A warning travel advisory was in effect until 5 p.m. Monday, restricting travel to authorized vehicles only.

about 10 a.m., a 2010 Chrysler Town and Country van, driven by Nicole A. Wetli, 22, of Albion was traveling eastbound on North Street. Wetli attempted to turn into the Community State Bank parking lot when the van slid on the snow-covered road, ran over a curb and struck a bank sign. Wetli was not injured. Most people heeded warnings about the hazardous travel conditions and dangerously low temperatures and windchills and stayed inside.

Firefighters were busy responding to medical emergencies with Noble County EMS, but no fires were reported. No power outages were reported in Kendallville Monday. Parkview Noble Hospital had not treated any cases of frostbite or hypothermia emergency as of Monday afternoon, according to emergency department director Dr. Terry Gaff. The fire department requested property owners to clear snow from fire hydrants.

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Cold, but still proud These snow sculptors created a patriotic display Sunday in the 900 block of South Main Street,

Kendallville. From left are Devin Bolen, Adolfo Resendiz and Dion Urbina, all of Kendallville.

Cleaning up snow tough battle BY BOB BRALEY

ALBION — Cleanup from what some are calling the “Winter Blast” Sunday is proceeding slowly due to the sheer volume of snow, a Noble County official said Monday. “The highway department is making some progress, but there’s still a lot of work,” said Noble County Emergency Management Agency executive director Michael Newton. The National Weather Service had no final storm snowfall total available for Noble County, but did show Kendallville as having received 14.0 inches at 9:35 p.m. Sunday and southwest Noble County with a total of 9.8 inches at 7 p.m. Sunday. Newton said most of Noble County received about a foot of snow during the storm, with numbers varying a bit.

Noble snowfall County’s Red Level Area totals 1 Warning advisory, Below aresnow snowfall totals for restricting travel on roads communities in thecounty four-county to area emergency vehicles only, of northeast Indiana with continued Newton said. weather overnight, observers reporting to TheNational commissioners the Weather ordered Service. allThe county ce buildings closed dataoffi is snowfall for the to 24-hour the public Tuesday afternoon. period ending Monday They briefly Wednesday at 9will The Kendallville total at is10from a.m.WANE-TV. to address claims and payroll, and deal with all other Town items from their agendaTotal from Angola . canceled . . . . . . . . .meeting . . 11.5 Jan. Monday’s 13.Auburn . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.0 Fremont . . . .County . . . . . . .Highway 10.1 The Noble Hamilton . . . work . . . . . .clearing . . 11.0 the Department’s Hudson . . . . .complicated . . . . . . 9.1 by roads has .been Kendallville . . . . . . . said, . . 14.0 high winds, Newton adding, LaGrange . . .of. . drifting . 13.1 out “There’s still. . a. .lot there.” Another problem crews have to deal with is cars that have become stuck in the bad conditions, Newton said. Crews were encoun-

tering “a lot” of them Monday afternoon. Noble County E-911 dispatch records showed dozens of slide-offs and cars stuck in snow on the roads causing obstructions, starting Sunday afternoon and continuing until the report ended at 6:17 p.m. Monday. Newton warned travelers that it’s still best to stay off the roads unless necessary, since temperatures were forecast to be below zero with high winds through Wednesday morning. “It’s still dangerous,” he said. All Ligonier city offices will be closed today for the second consecutive day because of the winter storm, Mayor Patty Fisel said. Fisel offered high praise for city employees who worked through the night, from Sunday to Monday, plowing virtually every SEE CLEANING UP, PAGE A8

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed Janet Yellen on Monday as the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve, elevating an advocate of fighting unemployment and a backer of the central bank’s efforts to spur the economy with low interest rates and massive bond purchases. Yellen, 67, will replace Ben Bernanke, who is stepping down after serving as chairman for eight years dominated by the Great Recession and the Fed’s efforts to combat it. Senators confirmed her by 56-26, with numerous absences caused by airline flight delays forced by arctic temperatures around much of the country. All 45 voting Democrats were joined by 11 Republicans in supporting Yellen, while 26 Republicans voted “no.” Vice chair of Yellen the Fed since 2010, Yellen begins her four-year term as leader of the century-old bank on Feb. 1. With the economy rebounding from the depths of the recession but only modestly so far, many economists expect her to focus on how to nurture growth without putting it into overdrive, which could risk fueling inflation. “The big debate will be when the Fed should tighten and how much, rather than when to step on the gas pedal and how hard,” predicted Bill Cheney, chief economist for John Hancock Financial Services, who envisions a growing economy this year. Under Bernanke, the Fed has driven short-term interest rates down to near zero and flushed money into the economy with huge bond purchases, which it has just SEE YELLEN, PAGE A8




Pence declares emergencies for local counties Order allows communities to seek federal aid for storm help INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana authorities had a simple message Monday for anyone considering braving the state’s icy, snow-covered roads, biting winds and subzero temperatures: Stay home. Gov. Mike Pence said he would sign an executive order declaring emergencies for at least 29 of Indiana’s 92 counties following a storm that dumped more than a foot of snow in some areas Sunday and Monday and delivered the coldest temperatures in two decades. Those counties included LaGrange, Noble and Steuben in northeast Indiana. Pence warned residents that traveling posed “real peril” because of poor road conditions and dangerous wind chills that could linger for 36 hours. “If you can stay in today, stay in all day today,” he said at a Statehouse news conference. “People need to understand that this is a very serious and very dangerous storm and despite the sunshine it continues to be just that.” Many of Indiana’s schools, businesses and municipal offices were shuttered Monday, and some planned to remain closed Tuesday, after the storm dumped up to 15 inches of snow and 35 mph wind gusts drifted some roads shut. Nearly 32,000 homes and businesses remained without power Monday evening after tree limbs burdened with snow fell onto power lines. Behind the storm, an Arctic

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blast delivered temperatures of nearly 15 degrees below zero to the state’s northern half — the coldest since a record cold wave in January 1994. Wind gusts made it feel like 45 degrees below zero in some parts of the state, which is cold enough to freeze exposed skin in minutes, the National Weather Service said. In Indianapolis, the midday temperature was 12 degrees below zero. Downtown streets were deserted, aside from a few



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date in Fort Wayne, 2 degrees below the previous record set in 1970. It also reached 15 below in Valparaiso, 14 below in South Bend, and 13 below in Goshen and Muncie. It was even 2 below zero in Evansville in far southwestern Indiana. Emergency officials in the northern two-thirds of the state warned people to stay off the roads, many of which were rendered impassable because of heavy snow and winds that drifted over some roadways. At least one person had died from a crash on snow-covered roads. Steuben County Sheriff Tim Troyer announced motorists would be ticketed after 3 p.m. Monday if they were on county roads, which were dangerous to travel. The weather service said the heaviest snowfall was 15 inches reported in the north-central Indiana town of Tipton, while the southern Indiana city of Bloomington, where much of the precipitation fell as rain, reported less than one inch of new snow. Most counties in the northern two-thirds of the state issued warnings asking everyone except emergency workers to avoid travel. Highway officials on Monday afternoon reopened two major highways in northwestern Indiana — Interstate 65 between Lafayette and Merrillville and I-80/94 from the Illinois state line to Michigan City, but later closed I-65 again because of deteriorating conditions. Numerous state and local roads remained closed. The emergency declarations issued by Pence are necessary to qualify for federal assistance. The counties included in the declaration are: Clinton, Delaware, Elkhart, Fulton, Grant, Howard, Jasper, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Lake, LaPorte, Madison, Marshall, Montgomery, Newton, Noble, Porter, Pulaski, Rush, St. Joseph,

Starke, Steuben, Sullivan, Tipton, Vermillion, Vigo, Wabash, White, and Whitley. Indiana Department of Homeland spokesman John Erickson said National Guard crews were contributing highway and roadside assistance and helping emergency medical services reach patients. Erickson said even some emergency vehicles were having trouble in the snow. About 75 Indianapolis residents whose homes and apartments had been plunged into icy darkness by outages sought shelter in the American Red Cross’ local headquarters north of downtown, where they milled about following a breakfast of hot oatmeal, coffee and cookies. Among them was Ronald G. Smith Sr., a 53-year-old auto mechanic who said he was thankful that he had a warm place to stay until his home’s power was restored. He said he fell asleep while watching Sunday’s playoff game between the San Francisco 49rs and Green Bay Packers, and that he awoke at around 10 p.m. to no power. “It was cold and dark. I got dressed and I was scared, thinking ‘What am I going to do?’ My cat knew something was wrong, he was jumping all over the place,” Smith said. “I remember the blizzard of ‘78 — the snow was deep, but it wasn’t this cold and the lights stayed on. This is brutal cold.” Ann Gregson, a spokeswoman for the American Red Cross’ Indianapolis region, said nearly 300 people had checked into the state’s 16 Red Cross shelters. State police said 41-yearold Christopher Hutchings of Richmond died Sunday in a crash at U.S. 40 and Indiana 3 in eastern Indiana’s Henry County when his car slid on the snow-covered road into the path of a pickup truck.

Corps offers carp plan TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A federal agency sent Congress a list of alternatives Monday for shielding the Great Lakes from an invasion by Asian carp that could devastate native fish, including construction projects in Chicago waterways that could cost more than $18 billion and take 25 years to complete.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers declined to endorse a single plan after studying the matter since 2009, disappointing sponsors of legislation that ordered the agency to move faster. Instead, the Corps provided a 232-page analysis with eight possible approaches. Two would place dams in the Chicago waterway

system to seal off Lake Michigan from the carp-infested Mississippi River watershed. Environmentalists and five states that unsuccessfully sued the Corps in federal court favor that approach, while Illinois, Indiana and local shipping interests oppose it. Other proposals would use different mixtures of equipment and technology.

Regional Roundup • Huntington County parks its plows because of drifting HUNTINGTON (AP) — Huntington County has taken its plows off the roads because blowing snow is making it impossible to keep roads clear. Huntington County officials announced Monday evening it was parking plows at area fire stations. It says the plow drivers will be in standby mode for medical and fire department

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emergencies. The county says it will resume plowing when the winds subside. The county is under a travel warning, meaning only emergency workers should be on the roads.

Flights continue at Fort Wayne airport FORT WAYNE — The Fort Wayne International Airport worked to keep runways open through the snow and cold temperatures Monday, our news partner, NewsChannel 15, reports. On Monday, FWA had one plane land and two planes take off. Airport officials advise people to check with their carriers to see if their flights have been delayed or canceled before heading to the airport. People can also call FWA at (260) 747-4146. However, because there have been so many flights canceled, people may have to wait a bit to speak to employees on the phone.

Area factory struck by fire COLUMBIA CITY — Twelve departments battled a fire at a Whitley County factory Monday morning, according to news reports. The Post and Mail

reports all nine Whitley County fire departments, along with three departments in Allen County, responded to a fire at Viking Products. Crews spent five hours fighting the fire.

40,000 reported without power INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s major electric utilities are reporting more than 40,000 power outages around the state while temperatures plunge below zero. The largest number of outages was in Indianapolis, where nearly 27,000 homes and businesses were reported without electricity Monday morning. A couple thousand outages each were reported in the Terre Haute area and central Indiana’s Tipton County. Sunday’s heavy snowfall and strong winds gusting to 35 mph at times have caused many tree limbs to come down on power lines. Utility officials say crews are working as quickly as possible to make repairs.

Indy police get mobile office INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis police are hitting the road for emergencies and special events in a new rolling office that keeps all the tools they need at hand. The $500,000 mobile incident command vehicle resembles a big bus but includes high-tech surveillance equipment, satellite and cellular capabilities that allow videoconferencing and wireless networking. The Indianapolis Star reports the 38-foot vehicle was purchased with a U.S. Department of Justice grant.



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Supreme Court stops same-sex marriage in Utah

Huge waves slam into British coast, US storm blamed LONDON (AP) — Waves up to 27 feet (8.2 meters) high slammed into Britain’s southwestern coast on Monday, as lashing winds and heavy rain battered parts of the U.K. and coastal residents braced for another round of flooding. The monster waves were recorded at Land’s End, the southwestern tip of the U.K. In Aberystwyth in Wales, seafront homes, businesses and student residence halls were evacuated as high tides hit the Welsh coast. The Met Office, Britain’s weather forecasting body, warned of wind gusts up to 70 mph and exceptionally large waves along the coasts of Wales, southwest England and Northern Ireland. It said the storm is loosely connected to the weather system that caused the U.S winter storm, which dumped large amounts of snow in the Northeast and delayed thousands of flights. “A very strong jet stream helped to steer a lot of low pressure across the U.K.,” said forecaster Charles Powell.

Football player convicted in Ohio rape released CINCINNATI (AP) — A former eastern Ohio high school football player has been released from a juvenile detention center less than a year after his conviction for raping a 16-year-old girl following an alcohol-fueled party. WTOV-TV in Steubenville reported Sunday evening that Ma’Lik Richmond had been released. His attorney, Walter Madison, issued a statement saying the youth is “braced for the balance of his life” and that he and his family are requesting privacy. “While away, Ma’Lik has reflected, learned, matured, and grown in many ways,” he said in the statement. “He is a better, stronger person and looks forward to school, life, and spending time with family.” Richmond was sentenced to one year in March 2013. A judge convicted him and fellow Steubenville High School student athlete Trent Mays of raping the West Virginia girl in August 2012. Mays also was convicted of using his phone to take a naked picture of the underage girl.

People • Eurythmics reuniting for Beatles tribute NEW YORK (AP) — The Eurythmics are reuniting — to pay tribute to the Beatles. The Recording Academy announced Monday that Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart will perform as a duo for “The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles.” The event will be taped at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Jan. 27, a day after the Grammy Awards. Longtime Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich, who is also producing the Beatles special, thought the Eurythmics would be ideal to honor the iconic group. “When it came around to booking this show, what I felt was important was to try and find those artists who not only would be able to interpret Beatles songs, but would also have an … understanding of what they meant,” he said in an interview. The Eurythmics, who sold millions of albums and whose hits include “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This),” released their debut in 1981. Ehrlich said Lennox and Stewart, who have launched successful solo careers, are thrilled to perform in tribute to the Beatles.



Refugees who fled the recent violence in South Sudan and crossed the border into Uganda carry their belongings as they await transportation from a transit center in the town of Koboko to a nearby settlement in Arua District in northern Uganda Monday. Officials close

to the talks between representatives of South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar in Ethiopia said Monday that direct talks between the warring factions of South Sudan have stalled after hitting a snag over differences on the agenda.

Talks key for South Sudan ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The president of Sudan said during a visit to former enemy territory on Monday that 20 years of war with South Sudan taught the people of his country that negotiations are the only way forward for the region. Sudan President Omar al-Bashir said he feared that after allowing South Sudan to hold a vote to break away from Sudan in 2011, the outbreak of violence could mean “that our huge sacrifice did not bear fruit.” “We have come to see what we can do to stop this war knowing all too well that armed conflict would never resolve a problem and also knowing that any

problem no matter how complicated can be solved at the negotiation table,” Bashir said in South Sudan’s capital, Juba. Talks in Ethiopia between representatives of South Sudan President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar have gotten off to a slow start. Officials said at a news conference late Monday that the two sides have agreed on rules for the talks and that they will resume Tuesday. South Sudan has seen three weeks of violence that Kiir says began as a coup attempt Dec. 15, though Machar’s side denies the allegation. Violence began as a political dispute but has since taken on ethnic

Cheney’s daughter Gives up Senate bid WASHINGTON (AP) — Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, on Monday abruptly abandoned her effort to unseat Republican incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming. Cheney cited “serious health issues” that “have recently arisen in our family” as the reason for her decision. But her Cheney candidacy had raised hackles in the Republican Party and caused a public rift with her sister, Mary, a lesbian, over Liz Cheney’s opposition to gay marriage. In her withdrawal statement, Cheney did not mention those controversies. “Serious health issues have recently arisen in our family, and under the circumstances, I have decided to discontinue my campaign. My children and their futures were the motivation for our campaign and they will always be my overriding priority,” Cheney said. She did not specify those health issues.

She added: “As a mother and a patriot, I know that the work of defending freedom and protecting liberty must continue for each generation. Though this campaign stops today, my commitment to keep fighting with you and your families for the fundamental values that have made this nation and Wyoming great will never stop.” Cheney moved her family from Virginia to Wyoming to run for the seat. Her effort to replace Enzi angered and upset many Republicans and drew virtually no support from Senate Republicans, who rushed to back the Senate veteran and three-term conservative. Enzi’s supporters called Cheney a carpetbagger and opportunist. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, swiftly expressed support for Enzi moments after Cheney announced last year. In a statement, Enzi said he and his wife, Diana, “have always believed in putting family first. We have tremendous respect for Liz’s decision. She and her entire family are in our thoughts and prayers.”

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dimensions, with tribes attacking each other. The warfare has forced an estimated 200,000 people to flee their homes in search of safety. The U.N. has said more than 1,000 people have died, a number that is believed to be a low estimate. Forces loyal to Machar have been in control of two important state capitals. Bashir flew to Juba, South Sudan’s country capital, on Monday to meet with Kiir, a meeting the southern government said “confirms the strength of our relationship.” After decades of war, South Sudan peacefully broke away from Sudan in 2011.


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Monday’s decision to put a hold on things, saying it should have come earlier to avoid uncertainty. Two previous courts turned down their request for a stay. “Clearly, the stay should have been granted with the original District Court decision in order to have avoided the uncertainty created by this unprecedented change,” Gov. Gary Herbert said. The Supreme Court’s unsigned order did not indicate anyone dissented from the decision to halt same-sex marriages in Utah. Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who handles emergency appeals from Utah and the five other states in the 10th Circuit, turned the matter over to the entire court. Many believe the Supreme Court will eventually settle the issue for good. Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes said he believes the court’s decision indicates an interest in Utah’s case, and he hopes the justices someday issue a final answer. Others doubt the high court will step in any time soon. In June, the justices passed on weighing on the constitutionality of defining marriage as being between a man and woman, relying instead on a technical legal argument to resolve the California case and clear the way for same-sex marriage in the state, which resumed at the end of June.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gay couples in Utah were thrust into legal limbo Monday as the U.S. Supreme Court put a halt to same-sex marriages in the state, turning jubilation to doubt just weeks after a judge’s ruling sent people rushing to get married. The justices did not rule on the merits of the case or on same-sex marriage bans in general, leaving both sides confident they’ll ultimately win. The decision stays in effect while the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals considers the long-term question of whether gay couples have a right to wed in Utah. For those couples who just got married — or were planning their nuptials — the latest twist in the legal battle clouds what was seen as a cause for celebration. “It feels like we are second-class citizens during the stay,” said Moudi Sbeity, who is waiting to get married until the legal process plays out. “There’s also the fear of the unknown of what might come next.” Sbeity and partner Derek Kitchen are one of the three couples who brought the Utah lawsuit that led to the surprise Dec. 20 ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby, who said the state’s ban on same-sex marriage violated gay and lesbian couples’ constitutional rights. State officials praised























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Susan is survived by her husband Gary Norris of ANGOLA — Susan Angola, her children Aaron K. Norris, 60, of Angola, (Jana) Slisher of Eagle, passed away on Saturday, MI and Faith Camburn of January 4, 2014, at Cameron Ann Arbor, MI her mother Memorial Hospital in Noreen McLatcher (Morris Angola. Taylor) of Coldwater, Susan was born on July her brother Dick (Betty) 19, 1953, in Coldwater, McLatcher of Coldwater, Michigan, to Richard and her sisters Karen (Charles) Noreen (Colvin) McLatcher. Wheeler of Coldwater She and Lori (Tom Lowande) graduated Miller of Union City, from her grandchildren Zoe, Bronson Zander & Zane Slisher, High School Kaytlyn, Collin, & Olivia in 1971. She Camburn, her son-in-law was a loving Chris Camburn of Concord, mother and her- in-laws Don and Becky homemaker Norris, her brother-into her family Mrs. Norris laws Brian(Nancy) Norris, when her Scott(Paula) Norris and children Corey Norris, her former were young. She later husband Michael Slisher began her 22 year career and nieces, nephews and at the Bronson Jr./Sr.High great nieces and nephews. School, where she was the She was preceded in death secretary to the Athletic and by her father in January of Guidance Offices. She also 1993. found great joy working for A celebration of Susan’s the White Star Motorsports life will be held on Friday, Auctions. January 10, 2014, at 1:00 Susan’s love for country p.m. at the Bronson Jr./Sr. line-dancing brought her High School gymnasium husband Gary Norris into with Pastor Doug Currier of her life. The two met at The Batavia Community Church Stampede where they later officiating. Interment will married on September 6, follow at Batavia Cemetery. 2003. Visitation will be held on Susan was a very artistic Thursday, January 9, 2014, woman. She was always at Dutcher-Kolcz Funeral working on one craft or Home in Bronson from another, most notably her 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m. Pen and Ink drawings. She Memorial contributions enjoyed making scarves, may be directed to the headbands, cards, baskets, Bronson Athletic Boosters paintings and taking a lot or to the family. www. of photographs. She had a tremendous love for cats and always had a great joke to tell. Jennie McCarthy Susan had a huge smile GARRETT — Jennie L. and one of her famous McCarthy, 77, of Garrett, hugs for everyone. When died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2014. you heard her infectious A gathering of family laugh you knew her loved of friends will be held on surrounded you. Susan’s Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at greatest achievement in life Thomas Funeral Home, was being a wife, mom, 1277 C.R. 56, Garrett. Nana, daughter, sister and The funeral service aunt to her family. She will follow at 3 p.m. at the was full of life and will be funeral home. greatly missed by all who Memorials are to knew her. ASPCA.

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dren; and 25 great-grandchildren. VESTABURG, Mich. — He was preceded in death A memorial celebration of by his parents; one brother; the life of Bonnie Phipps, seven sisters; a grandson, 94, formerly of Coldwater Roy Allen Christian; and a and Fremont, will be at 11 great-grandson, Kile Allen a.m., Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER, Stanley. visitation and service times for at the Church of Christ in Funeral services will be Paul Stanley have been changed. Vestaburg, Thursday, January 9, 2014, MI. at 2 p.m. in Young Family Mrs. Paul Stanley Funeral Home, KendallPhipps, wife ville Chapel, 222 South KENDALLVILLE of Donald State Street, Kendallville, — Paul L Stanley, 80, of Phipps, with Pastor Mike Stanley Kendallville died Saturday, minister of January 4, 2014, in Parkview of the Church of the Stone, Coldwater Wolcottville, officiating. Regional Medical Center, First Church Burial will be in Orange Fort Wayne of Christ Mrs. Phipps Cemetery near Rome City. He had lived in this area during the Calling is Thursday, for more than 1960s, died January 9, 2014, from noon 50 years, Dec. 9 at Schnepp Senior to 2 p.m. in the funeral coming from Care and Rehab Center in home. Kentucky. St. Louis, MI, where the Condolences may be sent He was a couple lived. She had been to the family at http://www. veteran of the ill for several months. youngfamilyfuneralhome. U.S. Army. She is survived by com/ Mr. her husband; sons John Stanley was (Melanie) Phipps of Mr. Stanley a welder, Virgil Collins Comstock Park, MI and working for David (Amy) Phipps of KENDALLVILLE Wirco in Avilla and Levin & San Antonio, Texas; six — Virgil Collins, 72, of Sons in Kendallville. For the grandchildren, seven Kendallville, died Sunday, last 20 years, he had worked great-grandchildren, Jan. 5, 2014, at Parkview for the Robert and Marie three nieces and several Regional Medical Center in Strater family of Kendallgrand-nieces and nephews. Fort Wayne. ville. Born Bonnie Jean Services will be Friday Paul loved to fish and Johnson on Feb. 24, 1919, at 11 a.m. at First Freedom hunt. He greatly loved his in Detroit, she graduated Baptist Church on S.R. 327 babies, Callie, Little Bit, from Berkley High School south of Corunna. and Duchess, which were and attended Cincinnati Burial will be in Orange Bible Seminary. She married his cats. He also enjoyed his Cemetery near Rome City. grandchildren. Donald Phipps in Berkley Calling will be Thursday He was born November in 1942, and they served in after 3 p.m. at First 4, 1933, in Garrett, Floyd Christian ministry for many Freedom Baptist Church, County, Kentucky, to Jake years in the Midwest and followed by an evening and Ellen (Hicks) Stanley. New York state. Mrs. Phipps service at 6 p.m. On June 11, 1953, in played piano for services Arrangements are by Hite War, West Virginia, he in many of the couple’s Funeral Home of Kendallmarried Polly Gibson. ministries. In later years, ville. Surviving are his wife she enjoyed pencil art work, of 60 years, Polly Stanley crafts, church activities and of Kendallville; four sons, time with friends. Fredric Nelson Edwin (Donna) Stanley In lieu of flowers, BARTOW, Fla. — of Albion, Danny (Kari) memorial contributions Fredric “Fred” J. Nelson, Stanley of Kendallville, may be made payable to the 71, formerly of Angola, died Richard D. Prestage Scholar- Beech Stanley of KendallThursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in ville, and Paul Stanley of ship Fund for students Bartow, Fa. Wolf Lake; four daughters, of nursing, in care of the Services will be Ruth Ann (Roy) Christian Gratiot County Community Wednesday at 11 a.m. at of Woodruff, Kathy (Nick) Foundation, P.O. Box 248, Hoven Funeral Home, Arnold of Kendallville, Ithaca, MI 48847 or to Buchanan, Mich. Mary Stanley of KendallVestaburg Church of Christ, Visitation will be today ville, and Jamie Stanley of 7289 Avenue B, Vestaburg, from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at the Kendallville; 14 grandchilMI 48891. funeral home.

Memorials are to Fairview Missionary Church, 525 E. 200N, Angola.

Anna Skinner CHURUBUSCO — Anna Jane Skinner, 95, of Churubusco, died at 12:02 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at North Ridge Village Nursing and Rehab in Albion. Funeral services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Sugar Grove Church of God with Pastor Timothy Grable officiating. The family will receive friends at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home from 2-7 p.m Wednesday, or one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam.

Margaret Pomaville ANGOLA — Margaret Pomaville, 95, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at Lakeland Skilled Nursing Center, Angola. Services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Timothy Catholic Church, 2901 Manning, Trenton, Mich. Calling will be Wednesday from 1:30-8 p.m. at The Trenton Chapel-Martenson Family of Funeral Homes, 3200 West Road, Trenton, Mich., and Thursday from 10-10:30 a.m. at the church. Burial will be Thursday in Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery, 31263 Huron River Drive, Flat Rock, Mich.

Joseph Heintzelman LIGONIER — Joseph J. Heintzelman, 77, of Ligonier, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 in Kendallville. Arrangements are pending at Yeager Funeral Home in Ligonier.

Girl declared brain dead moved to new location SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A lawyer for the family of a 13-year-old California girl declared brain dead after a surgery said Monday that she has arrived safely at a new location, but that she was in “bad shape.” Christopher Dolan said Monday that a critical care team delivered Jahi McMath to the location, but wouldn’t say where. He said she was in “bad shape” because of poor nutrition during her hospital stay. “We are very relieved she got safely to where she needed to be,” he said. Jahi, who had surgery for sleep apnea at Children’s Hospital Oakland, left the facility in a private

ambulance shortly before 8 p.m. Sunday. She was moved by a critical care team while attached to a ventilator but without a feeding tube, Dolan said. “She’s in very bad shape,” he said. “You would be too, if you hadn’t had nutrition in 26 days and were a sick little girl to begin with.” The hospital had wanted to remove Jahi from the ventilator that is keeping her heart pumping, arguing in court that Jahi’s brain death — an absence of blood flow and electrical activity in her brain — means she is legally dead. David Durand, the hospital’s Chief of Pediat-

rics, said the girl was released to the coroner. The coroner then released her into the custody of her mother, Nailah Winkfield, as per court order, Durand said in an email. On Friday Alameda County Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo said Jahi could be transferred under an agreement with Children’s Hospital and the girl’s mother will be held accountable for developments that could include Jahi going into cardiac arrest. The Alameda County coroner’s office issued a death certificate for the girl Friday but said the document is incomplete

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her Dec. 9 surgery expires at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Dolan asked for privacy for the caregivers because the issue has raised such strong emotions. The girl’s uncle, Omari Seeley, told reporters that “we’re very grateful. We’re very proud. We want to thank everyone who supported us, everyone who stood in our corner, everyone who prayed for us, everyone who donated to make this possible. Without you guys, none of this would be possible.” After spending weeks in a very public and tense fight with the hospital, Jahi’s family does not plan to disclose any more

about their plans for her continued care until she is resettled, her uncle, Omari Sealey, told reporters on Friday. The hospital has argued since before Christmas that Jahi’s brain death means she is legally dead and she should be disconnected from the ventilator. It also has refused to fit her with a feeding tube or a breathing tube that would help stabilize her during a move, saying it was unethical to perform medical procedures on a dead person. Hospital spokesman Sam Singer said officials were not informed where the girl was being taken.

Wall Street • Monday’s Close Dow Jones Industrials High: 16,532.99 Low: 16,405.52 Close: 16,425.10 Change: —44.89 Other Indexes Standard&Poors 500 Index: 1826.77 —4.60 NYSE Index: 10,270.05 —26.72 Nasdaq Composite Index: 4113.68 —18.23 NYSE MKT Composite:

2391.83 —5.79 Russell 2000 Index: 1147.16 —8.93 Wilshire 5000 TotalMkt: 19,481.35 —60.38 Volume NYSE consolidated volume: 3,166,129,043 Total number of issues traded: 3,187 Issues higher in price: 1,443 Issues lower in price: 1,670 Issues unchanged: 74


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Letter Policy • We welcome letters to the editor. All letters must be submitted with the author’s signature, address and daytime telephone number. We reserve the right to reject or edit letters on the basis of libel, poor taste or repetition. Mail letters to: TERRY HOUSHOLDER

This “selfie” by KPC publisher Terry Housholder shows his arrival at KPC Media Group headquarters in Kendallville Monday morning. He walked from his home on Mott Street in Kendallville, reminiscent of his trek with wife, Grace Housholder, on Jan. 25, 1978. In contrast to 1978, KPC is publishing 24/7 at kpcnews. com in addition to producing newspapers in print. Also, in contrast to 1978, his wife, Grace Housholder, stayed home where she could work online, instead of trekking up with him.

Remembering Blizzard of ’78: Internet is the game changer My first year of married life included the Blizzard of 1978. Shimmering white everywhere, mountains of drifting snow, cars buried from view, frigid cold and everything closed … for days. To assure you that the above is not hyperbole here is some information from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration website, Blizzard of 1978 Beginning Wednesday January 25, 1978, Indiana was paralyzed by a snow storm that came to be known as the Blizzard of ‘78, the worst blizzard on record for the Hoosier state… Even experienced weather professionals, who knew what was coming, had little idea of exactly what they GRACE would face over the next few days. The storm set records still in place to this HOUSHOLDER day, including the most snow in one month at Indianapolis, 30.6 inches, and the most snow on the ground at Indianapolis, 20 inches. Many recall homes buried in snow, close calls with danger on the roadways, or even sledding from second floor windows … Doctors and emergency personnel were forced to reach people on skis and snowmobiles. The governor sent National Guard tanks onto I-65 to remove stranded semis. A snowbank stalled a seven car Amtrak train in Putnam County. Indiana Bell was forced to halt all phone traffic but emergency calls. In Franklin, the Daily Journal published on pink paper, explaining that the color would help readers find their papers in the snow. The governor declared a snow emergency for the entire state the morning of the 26th. During the afternoon of the 26th, the Indiana State Police considered all Indiana roads closed. Seventy people perished during the storm. The first ever Blizzard Warning for the entire state of Indiana was issued at 3:45 PM EST on January 25th. A heavy snow warning had been issued 12 hours earlier. Winds would approach 50 mph or more by midnight and continue through the 27th. Temperatures would plummet to a low of zero during the storm, with wind chills approaching -50 on the old wind chill scale. Snowfall rates of nearly one half to as much as one inch per hour were not in and of themselves remarkable, but the duration of the heavy snow was. Significant snowfall lasted about 31 hours at Indianapolis and would be followed by continued cold and high winds. This hampered recovery and relief efforts, leaving much of Indiana crippled for days … In some areas, up to 3 feet of snow fell. The howling winds would push drifts up to as much as 20-25 feet. Visibilities would remain at or below one quarter mile for 25 hours. The storm was characterized by a relatively rare merger of two distinct weather systems. The result was a very strong area of low pressure that reached its lowest pressure over Cleveland Ohio. For Terry and me the Blizzard of ’78 began around 4:30 a.m. Jan. 25 when we received a phone call from John Peirce, editor of The News Sun, who said he would not be able to make it to work. We looked outside from our bedroom window (we live in the same house today) and all we could see was a street light, shining dimly through swirling white. In the pitch black, we walked up to The News Sun. On the south side of Mott Street, near the intersection with Riley, an elderly women was sweeping the sidewalk in front of her home vigorously and steadily. I will never forget that image. On the last block of East Mitchell Street, about a block from The News Sun, the wind was so strong and the snow was so deep that I felt maybe I wouldn’t make it. Briefly, I was very scared. But then adrenaline kicked in, again, and I was fine. Some of our pressmen came in on snowmobiles. As we walked home that afternoon, or evening, I can’t remember, with a few newspapers “hot off the press,” Terry threw a newspaper onto the front porch of John and Julie Atz on Mitchell Street. To this day, The News Sun has never missed a day of scheduled publication, although sometimes, like during the Blizzard of ’78, some people have not received their paper on the day it was printed. The big difference is that today we can deliver the news online, 24/7 … keeping people connected, one way or another. During this storm, we have opened up so that access to everything is free for everyone. Take advantage of reading our newspapers in the “e-edition” area where you can view each page of each publication in pdf form, reading the newspaper exactly as it looks in print.

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Letter to The Editor • Jesus advised us to ‘seek the truth’ To the editor: An important concept I learned in a college history class was historical perspective — knowing what people believed in the society being studied and HOW their beliefs affected the way they reported their experiences. For us to picture what life in the Near East was like in early pre-Christian and Christian times we can visit secluded villages where people have little contact with the outside world, where education is limited to the basics of math and language (often for males only (as “women don’t need educations”) and where religion is black and white, right and wrong, good and evil with no room for questions. And where anxieties are soothed by wine or “chews.” Without a way to understand God’s creation, ancients called mysterious events acts of God.’They were seen as supernatural because their causes were not understood. Still today those who know little about science, history, human social development, psychology and other fields of enlightenment tend to believe ancient writings to be the inerrant word of God. Another shocker I experienced in

college was in a New Testament class. During the last week of the semester we still had the last four books to cover, including Revelations. When in high school my local pastor spent six months explaining Revelations in Sunday evening Bible Study. So I asked Rev. Dr. Matthews how we were going to have time for Revelations? He looked at his watch and said, “We still have five minutes before the end of class, so let’s cover that now.” He started by pointing out that John was exiled on the island of Patmos when he wrote Revelations. At that time Romans hated Christians and Christian teachings. John knew this, and knew the only way he could tell his friends back home about his well-being was by writing his letters in little-understood (by his Roman censors) Greek numerical code. While John’s letters informed his friends how he was being treated, when he expected to be released, etc., they were written in a way his guards might think he was a lunatic. Thus John was able to smuggle some Christian messages hidden in his letters, such as the passage that begins, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock, and if any man hears my voice and opens the door unto me …” and several others. But they were so well hidden in the

“rants of a mad man” that the censors didn’t catch them. (You can imagine what a “revelation” Dr. Matthews’ insight was to us who were contemplating entering the ministry!) Many ministers I’ve talked to have never studied other courses in depth — only the Bible courses taught at seminary. Yet it is many of these other courses that reveal the big picture that helps us understand the nature of our creation and our human social development. They lead to the understanding many of our Founding Fathers embraced when they laid the foundation for our democratic republic. For example, outstanding founder, Thomas Jefferson, owned and read over 6,000 books. Many were books by philosophers, historians, scientists — including the famous early Greek and Roman thinkers: Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, Homer and many others. Our Constitution includes many of the principles uncovered by those ancient philosophers. Jesus advised us to “seek the truth” — knowing that the truth can help us understand how — and why — we should treat all of God’s children in a kind and loving manner. E. Gene Gorrell Fremont

2014 will be important year for GOP Republicans have a better-than-good WASHINGTON — If you happen chance of grabbing seven new seats, to be one of those who enjoy politics as more than enough to end the a blood sport, 2014’s midterm Democratic majority, including election promises to be a carnival three that have been held by of gore. soon-to-retire Democrats — And that’s just in the Montana’s Max Baucus, West Republican Party. Virginia’s Jay Rockefeller and Democrats must be giddy. South Dakota’s Tim Johnson. After ending 2013 with tails Republican efforts to secure tucked, thanks to a series of those seats have been well errors, blunders, glitches and underway as GOP leadership misstatements of true-ish-ness, KATHLEEN has reached out to recruit and Democrats were poised to lose train candidates with debate, control of the Senate. Instead, tea PARKER technology and media preparaparty Republicans seem bent on tion. What smart Republicans helping Democrats win. are aiming for are candidates The formula is familiar by who can win both a primary now: Republicans who aren’t and a general election, actual human conservative enough, meaning they might deign to work with Democrats, are beings who can appeal to a wide swath of the electorate, not just the purity-proof targets for primary challenges by folks who often couldn’t win a staring contest hard-liners on the right. Three who fit that category are West much less a statewide election. Virginia’s Shelley Moore Capito, who One need think back only to has served in the House since 2001; Delaware’s Christine O’Donnell, who North Carolina’s Thom Tillis, currently is not a witch (because she said so) his state’s speaker of the House; and and who in 2010 defeated the primary Montana’s Steve Daines, a congressman favorite, then-Rep. Mike Castle, and who bridges the gap between far right handed the Senate seat to Democrat and right. Chris Coons, a relatively unknown Adding to Republican momentum is county executive. the fact that incumbent Democrats who This isn’t to say tea party candidates won in 2008 — a pretty good year for can’t succeed because, obviously, they Democrats — may have shorter coattails do. Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike to clutch this go-round, depending on Lee of Utah come to mind. And then how the Affordable Care Act fares this there are the 20 or so House members year. who, applying the brakes to any tactic But recruiting and training good considered winnable, cover their ears candidates may not be enough for a whenever Speaker John Boehner speaks Republican Party still dogged by the and sing “La-la-la-la-la-la … we can’t purity plank. Tea party organizers have hear you!” vowed to take on more-mainstream This year presents a rare, and some candidates, including seven of the 12 would say undeserved, opportunity Republican incumbents. If a Republican for Republicans. It is a make-or-break failed to support Cruz’s procedural moment in the crucial debate about motion to defund Obamacare (beware where this country is heading and who John Cornyn), it’s outsville. is going to lead it. Let’s just say, the fat Capito could be Exhibit A when lady is tuning up. it comes to a winning candidate Thus far, 21 Democratic and 14 undermined by her own party. First, Republican seats are on the ballots. Of she’s from a state where President those GOP seats, 12 are being defended Obama isn’t very popular and she has by incumbents and two are wide open.

This year presents a rare, and some would say undeserved, opportunity for Republicans. It is a make-or-break moment in the crucial debate about where this country is heading and who is going to lead it. Let’s just say, the fat lady is tuning up.

• won re-election handily to serve a total of seven terms. She is a strong advocate for the coal industry and should have no trouble securing her party’s nomination. She is also favored to win the general election against Secretary of State Natalie Tennant. Except. Guess who doesn’t like Capito? The conservative Club for Growth and the Republican Liberty Caucus, which calls itself the “conscience of the Republican Party.” Last August, a “Too Liberal for West Virginia” campaign was launched against Capito because, among other things, she is pro-choice and voted to raise the debt ceiling. In her stead, the RLC is supporting Republican Pat McGeehan, who served in state House of Delegates from 2008 to 2010 but has lost two state Senate election bids. Despite having tailwinds at their back, Republicans stand to lose to proud purists while Democrats, feet up, admire the shine on their shoes. To put it kindly, pride in LOSING does little to contradict Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s observation that the GOP needs to “stop being the stupid party.” Wonder what the fat lady will sing? KATHLEEN PARKER is a syndicated columnist with Tribune Media Services. She can be reached at






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A warm thought — this beach is your beach What is a fair price for 1 foot of shoreline in Steuben County’s Land of 101 Lakes? What would it cost to own 363 miles of shoreline? How expensive is the Pacific Coast — you know the ocean that touches Malibu, home of celebrities? The entire coastline of Oregon, from the California border in Paul Beckwith the south to the Washington State border to the north, costs nothing. It costs nothing because it can’t be sold. It can’t be sold because it already has an owner. You own it. In 1912 Oregon Governor Oswald West rode a horse on a mail trail from Arch Cape to Neahkahnie Mountain on the North Coast. He looked around and hatched a plan. He drafted a concise decree. In just 66 words, he scribed that the entire Oregon Coast was “a public highway and shall ever remain open as such to the public.” In 1913 it became the law. In 1966 a motel owner tried to shoo away some picnickers, claiming that they were trespassing on his property. This sparked the combination of both public support and elected official approval for the bipartisan “Beach Bill.” It had a champion in Oregon Governor Tom McCall. The Beach Bill stated that all of the land from the dry sand to the native vegetation would be placed into a public trust and zoned recreational. The statute would “Forever preserve … ocean beaches of the state … so that the public may have the free and uninterrupted use thereof.” This must be what the founding fathers meant when they wrote about “life, liberty, and the pursuit of


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• happiness.” The Beach Bill passed in 1967 and that changed the Oregon Coast the People’s Coast. I am happy when I find a $20 bill in my blue jeans pocket on laundry day, so I figured that if I owned some prime waterfront property, I was going to check out what was mine. Like Oswald West, I chose a section in the north. I scouted from Seaside to Pacific City. Seaside is the quintessential beach resort town with a boardwalk, salt water taffy, and art deco style arcades with 1920s games like Skee Ball and Fascination. Cannon Beach is packed with art galleries and is ranked as one of the 100 best art towns in America. After a walk along Hug Point, it was lunch at an outdoor cafe in Manzanita, and then I headed south to Manhattan

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Beach where beachcombers had built crude log walls out of drift wood to block the stiff gale blowing. A drive along the Three Cape Scenic Loop ended at dinner on the deck at Pacific City watching surfers as the sun dunked into the water. It was sea meeting land that made it. When wave meets rock, something has to give. Cliffs and headlands were cut into caves, arches, and stacks towering 325 feet above the surf. There were waterfalls and rounded cobbles. Psychedelic colored starfish and sea anemones filled the tidal pools and bivalves locked onto boulders sticking around until the tide returned. The beaches

were broad expanses, long and wide. People were on the beach, mere dots in the distance, checking out their turf and the ever changing weather from fog to brilliant sunshine and blue skies. In junior high school music class, we sang the Woody Guthrie song, “This Land is Your Land.” I didn’t get it then, but I do now. The Beach Bill is the law. It is the law of the land. It is the law of your land. You own it.

Paul Beckwith is an Angola Middle School teacher who scouts the unusual intricacies of our national heritage during his summer travels.

Community Soup and Supper: Free meal. Faith Harvest Church, 200 Park Ave., Angola. 5 p.m. ESL Instruction: English as a second language. Standing class every Tuesday and Thursday. Vistula Headstart, 603 Townline Road, LaGrange. 5 p.m. ESL Instruction: English as a second language class. Standing meeting every Tuesday. LEAP of Noble County, 610 Grand St., Ligonier. 5:30 p.m. Knitters Group: Bi-monthly knitting group, newcomers welcome. Fremont Public Library, 1004 W. Toledo St., Fremont. 5:30 p.m. Bingo: Angola Kids League Bingo Hall, 1409

N. Wayne Street, Angola. 6 p.m. 665-2900 Post Meeting: Post meeting. Francis Vinyard VFW Post 2749, 112 Veterans Way, Kendallville. 6 p.m. Melody Makers Chorus Rehearsal: Call 925-4448 for more information. Garrett First Church of Christ, 213 E. King St., Garrett. 7 p.m. Kendallville Eagles Aerie and Auxiliary Meeting: Standing bi-monthly meeting. Kendallville Eagles, U.S. 6 West, Kendallville. 7 p.m. Auburn Elks: Regular meeting. Auburn Elks Lodge, 311 E. Ninth St., Auburn. 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 8 Blood Pressure Checks: Steuben County Council on Aging, 317 S Wayne St, Angola. 10 a.m. 665-9856 Harvest Food Bank Farm Wagon: Supplies for those struggling with nutritional needs. Every Wednesday. Church opens at 9:30 a.m. for coffee. For more information, call 564-1584. Wesleyan Methodist Church, 800 E. Main St., Albion. 10 a.m. Faith Community Health Clinic: Free health care for those without insurance and meeting poverty guidelines. Information is at 665-3146. Holy Family Espicopal Church, 909 S. Darling St., Angola. 5 pm. Lord’s Table Supper: Free supper offered to entire community. Serving chili, salad, chips, dessert and beverages. Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church, 2520 N. C.R. 600 E, Kendallville. 5:30 p.m. Celebrate Recovery Meeting: Sessions deal with addictions and relationship issues. Stone’s Hill Community Church, 151 W. C.R. 550 N, Ligonier. 6:30 p.m.

Sweet Adelines invites more women to sing in the new year In the past few months more than 1,000 new members have joined the Sweet Adelines International ranks; many of them vowing to sing as their 2014 New Year’s resolution. “Belonging to a group of energized, uplifting women who offer an overwhelming amount of motivational support makes it nearly effortless to stick with this resolution,” said a news release from Sweet Adelines International. In January, thousands of women from different backgrounds and nationalities are joining together

in the common goal to teach the world to sing a cappella in the barbershop style. There are more than 23,000 members in the United States, Australia, Canada, England, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Scotland, Sweden, The Netherlands and Wales. Women of all ages who enjoy singing are invited to one of the many Sweet Adelines International chorus open house events. Whether it’s the joy of singing, the music education, the time to do something for themselves, the unwavering motivation of others, or the life-long friendships formed that make it easy for members to stick with their resolution to sing, Sweet Adelines provides an outlet for women to connect. “It is much more than a group of singing women. It is a few hours a week of freedom, a slice of life that

is theirs alone, a place to let loose with the ladies, build true friendships, sing their hearts out, and for most it’s where they can go to find the motivation, inspiration, encouragement and happiness to fill them up until the next rehearsal,” said the news release. “It makes them better, healthier people.” Being part of Sweet Adelines International also offers opportunities for women to entertain within their community and compete with the most talented barbershop singers in the world. The Little River Chapter of the Sweet Adelines meets regularly in Steuben County. Betsy Fowler is the director. Sweet Adelines International can be contacted at 800-992-7464 or 918-6221444, email ann-marie@, or visit

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Cirrhosis sufferers should try nondrug strategies day, or more than 650 mg per dose. That’s the equivalent of two regular-strength acetaminophen tablets. Take acetaminophen for the shortest time as possible. Some doctors believe it’s OK for people with cirrhosis to take as much as 3,000 milligrams (mg) in one day, but I’m more conserASK vative. Another DOCTOR K. frequently used nonpreDr. Anthony scription class of painkillers Komaroff is the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen and naproxen. Unfortunately, cirrhosis raises the risk of internal bleeding from NSAIDs. Also, cirrhosis

makes the kidneys more vulnerable to injury from drugs, particularly NSAIDs. So I think it’s best for people with cirrhosis to avoid NSAIDs. When possible, use nondrug strategies to relieve pain. Here are some strategies you can try when you experience a tension headache: • Ice or heat, and rest. Numb the pain with an ice pack, wrapped in a towel and applied to your forehead and temples for 15 minutes at a time. If muscle tension accompanies your head pain, apply heat packs to your neck and the back of your head. Retreating to a dark, quiet room to rest can also help. • Tai chi and yoga appear to reduce headache frequency and severity. But they don’t help relieve a headache once it has begun. • Acupuncture involves inserting fine needles into the skin. This may release endorphins, the body’s natural painkilling chemicals.







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DEAR DOCTOR K: I have cirrhosis of the liver. I also get tension headaches. What pain reliever can I take for my tension headaches? DEAR READER: One of the liver’s many jobs is detoxification — ridding the blood of toxins. Cirrhosis, a liver disease, interferes with the liver’s ability to detoxify substances in the blood. Your liver sees medications as toxins. When your liver is compromised, medications that are normally considered “safe” may no longer be safe for you. The safest pain medicine for someone with cirrhosis is acetaminophen (Tylenol). However, even this is more risky in people with cirrhosis. That’s because this medicine can be toxic to the liver. There is some evidence that it may be more likely to injure a liver already damaged, such as from cirrhosis. I advise patients with cirrhosis not to take more than 2,000 milligrams (mg) in one


Acupuncture can be used for relieving head pain as it occurs and for reducing headache frequency. • Biofeedback. Head pain is often triggered by muscle tension. During biofeedback sessions you’ll learn to recognize when you’re tensing up the muscles in the back, neck, shoulders or head — and to relax them before they cause pain. Biofeedback treats and prevents tension headaches. • Massage. I’ve had several patients who have found that massage of the muscles in the back of the neck gave them relief, though I know of no studies proving its value. Finally, avoid situations that seem to bring on your tension headaches, such as working at a computer uninterrupted for several hours, or arguments with your children. DR. KOMAROFF is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. His website is:

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Continued cold today with a high of 5 below zero. The low tonight won’t be that much different at 6 below zero. A warmup is coming on Wednesday when temperatures will climb to 19 degrees under partly cloudy skies. There’s a chance of snow, too. The deep freeze will break later in the week.


Sunrise Wednesday 8:07 a.m. Sunset Wednesday 5:28 p.m.

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YELLEN: New chairman in favor of stimulus by Fed FROM PAGE A1

started to ease. Yellen, a strong Bernanke ally, has supported those policies and is expected to continue them until concrete signs emerge of sustained improvement of the economy and job market. In a written statement, President Barack Obama said Yellen’s approval means “the American people will have a fierce champion” who will protect them. “I am confident that Janet will stand up for American workers, protect consumers, foster the stability of our financial system and help keep our economy growing for years to come,” Obama said. Lobbyists for the banking

and financial services sectors issued statements pledging to work with Yellen. Both industries have led a fight to water down restrictions imposed by Obama’s 2010 law overhauling how the nation’s financial system is regulated. A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Yellen previously headed the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, chaired President Bill Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers and has been an economics professor at the University of California at Berkeley. Yellen, who as an academic has focused on unemployment and its causes, is considered a

“dove” who wants the Fed more focused on creating jobs because unemployment is high and inflation is low. “Hawks” on these issues prefer a stronger emphasis on preventing inflation. In brief debate on her nomination, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, lauded Yellen, who was one of the first to warn in 2007 of a housing bubble that could burst and damage the entire economy. “She understands how risky financial practices deep inside the largest Wall Street banks can have a terrible and terrifying impact on American families,” Brown said.

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drifting snow combined with frigid temperatures to bring LaGrange to a standstill.

LaGrange County drivers causing problems on roads BY PATRICK REDMOND

LAGRANGE — Monday morning, LaGrange County was suffering though brutal winter weather as well as could be expected. Stewart Bender, LaGrange County emergency manager, said two traffic accidents had occurred on the Indiana Toll Road in LaGrange since the storm hit Sunday morning. However, Bender said, countless cars were stranded, and the county received numerous calls asking for people to be picked up. Sheriff Terry Martin said Monday afternoon that county highway crews had encountered many dangerous situations with drivers who should not have been on the roads. Starting at 4 p.m. Monday, he warned, sheriff’s deputies would begin stopping vehicles on the county roads and citing operators for violating the ban on nonemergency traffic. The county was attempting to get its highway employees to work so they could plow east-west roads.

LaGrange County HighwayDepartment workers and a LaGrange County sheriff’s deputy assisted in getting doctors to work at Parkview LaGrange Hospital Monday morning. No power outages were reported by NIPSCO or LaGrange REMC. Bender said his department would use local fire departments as warming stations for stranded motorists if the need arose. “It seems like the biggest issue we are having at this point is people on the roadway that have no business being there,” Bender said. “This not only puts county and town employees in unnecessary risk trying to get to them, but slows progress on opening roads.” Multiple vehicles have been found in the roadways and they were causing great risks for responders and snow plows, he said. People who have abandoned their vehicles on roadways are asked to contact the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department at 463-7491. County officials asked

people removing snow from driveways not to place the shoveled, plowed or blown snow in roadways, which creates problems for highway plow drivers. Police asked residents not to call LaGrange County Communications or 911 to ask if they may drive to work, or to inquire as to when the restrictions will end. Officials said dispatch centers are being flooded with unnecessary calls that are taking their attention away from emergency matters. Emergency travel is exempt from the county ordinance. Other exempt vehicles include: those providing medical assistance, law enforcement, fire department, emergency management, public utility, all fuel-hauling vehicles and any employees of those services while engaging in their official duties. All LaGrange County offices were closed Monday and will continue to be closed today, according to an order issued late Monday by the county commissioners.

Parkview Noble makes do FROM STAFF REPORTS

KENDALLVILLE — Officials at Parkview Noble Hospital reported Monday that the hospital is continuing operations as close to normal as possible during the weather emergency. The hospital has patients in all units — medical-surgical, family birthing center and critical care unit, said Julie Buttgen of the hospital’s community relations office. “When the storm was hitting hard Sunday night into Monday, several staff members stayed the night at the hospital to make sure all shifts were covered in the event some co-workers were unable to make it to the facility for work,” she said. Parkview Noble president Dave Hunter praised Parkview Noble Safety Coordinator Troy Jester,

who created a plan for staff who own 4x4 vehicles to help pick up co-workers who were unable to drive themselves into work. “Things like this have a way of bringing out the best in people,” said Hunter, who was among those picking up staff. “Everyone is helping out. Everyone is upbeat and cooperating.” Parkview EMS director Tom Shoemaker echoed Hunter’s comments and had praise for the first responders and fire departments who stepped up during the winter emergency to help. EMS added a couple ambulances, Shoemaker said, and he had staff who stayed late and came in early to help cover shifts for anyone unable to make it to work. Shoemaker also said the county has assigned a plow with each ambulance

to help get through the snow, but he added, “It is still slow going, and we want our crews safe too.” He estimated that calls have been down a little the past couple days, but added EMS is not taking nonemergency transports at this time. The physician specialty practices and clinics at Parkview Noble Hospital were closed Monday and will be closed today, as will all Noble County Parkview Physicians Group (PPG) offices. Parkview Noble After Hours Clinic, which was closed Monday evening, is scheduled to open at 6 p.m. today. A final decision on today’s opening will be made this afternoon. Persons interested in going to after-hours clinic are suggested to call first, 347-8810.

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street in the city. “All of our streets are cleared,” she said Monday morning. “Our crews did an unbelievable job, working through the night.” The city’s recreation center also was closed because of the mayor’s order issued Sunday night. Owen’s Supermarket in



Ligonier closed at 9 p.m. Sunday and reopened at noon Monday. Store manager Chris Fought, a member of the Ligonier City Council, said his store was waiting for deliveries of milk and bread, but they were expected to arrive by late Monday. “We still have all the staples — plenty of eggs,

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bananas, potatoes,” Fought said Monday afternoon. Many other retail businesses and restaurants were closed Monday because of the cold weather and snow. West Noble canceled Tuesday’s school day which was to be the first day back for students following the Christmas break.




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Briefly • Lovie Smith looks to make Bucs winners TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are counting on Lovie Smith to transform them into a championship contender. The Bucs haven’t made the playoffs in six years and haven’t won a postseason game since a Super Bowl run in 2002 produced the franchise’s only NFL title. The Glazer family that owns the team expects the drought to end with the hiring of Smith, a one-time Bucs assistant who was formally introduced Monday as the 10th head coach in club history. Smith coached the Chicago Bears for nine seasons from 2004 to 2012, winning 81 games, three division championships, two NFC title game appearances and one Super Bowl berth. And, he’s confident he can lead the Bucs back among the league’s elite. “It’s time for us to become a relevant team again,” Smith said. Smith replaces Greg Schiano, fired last week after compiling an 11-21 record over the past two years.





FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A defense that allowed 44 points in a playoff game might boost the confidence of its next opponent. Such generosity rarely leads to wins. But the New England Patriots aren’t counting on the Indianapolis Colts being that vulnerable again. “I hope we can find something that we can move the ball with,” Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Monday, “but you have to go out there and execute it and do it at a high level.” Much of the focus in the Colts’ 45-44 AFC wild-card playoff win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday went to quarterback Andrew Luck for directing a comeback from a 38-10 third-quarter deficit. The defense that put Indianapolis in that hole got far less attention. In the first half, the Chiefs marched 82, 79 and 81 yards to touchdowns and 73 yards to a field goal after kickoffs or punts. Did Belichick spot anything he could exploit when the Patriots host the Colts in a divisional-round game Saturday night? “We might get an idea or two from that game and the other games they played before that,” he said, “but we’re not going to change our wholesale offense just because we saw somebody else do something. That’s what (the Chiefs) do. We’ll try to find things that we can do that we feel like we can attack the Colts with.” Things, perhaps, like those the Patriots did last season in a 59-24 win over Indianapolis. That tied a


Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Junior Hemingway (88) is tackled by Indianapolis Colts strong safety Antoine Bethea (41) during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game Saturday in Indianapolis.

team record for most points scored in a game. But the Colts’ defense wasn’t entirely to blame. New England returned two interceptions and a punt for touchdowns. Turnovers also plagued the Colts against the Chiefs, leading to 17 points. That was uncharacteristic of Indianapolis, which committed an NFL-low 14 turnovers in the regular season. And the Colts allowed only 186 yards in the second half after giving up 327 in the first. “Kansas City took advantage

W E DN E S DAY G I R LS BAS K ETBALL Lakeland at Sturgis (Mich.), 6 p.m. Angola at East Noble, 6:1 5 p.m. BOYS BAS K ETBALL East Noble at Westview, 6 p.m. Lakeland at Sturgis (Mich.), 7:3 0 p.m. W R E STLI NG East Noble at Columbia City, 6:3 0 p.m.

of a few opportunities and really made some big plays in critical situations,” Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said. “I think the turnovers, a few big plays here or there, can certainly change the complexion of any game and seemed to do that the other day. That being said, this is a tremendously disruptive group.” It’s led by Robert Mathis, who will try to speed up Tom Brady’s throws or tackle him before he can make them. SEE PATS-COLTS, PAGE A10

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Colts are getting some help from a former Patriot. Six days before the two rivals meet in a divisional-round game, the Colts signed Deion Branch, the former New England receiver and Super Bowl MVP. Indianapolis coach Chuck Pagano pointed out Branch lives in nearby Carmel, works out at one of the city’s top training facilities and fills a need after Darrius Heyward-Bey injured a hamstring Saturday in the Colts’ 45-44 comeback victory over Kansas City. But Branch also brings something else to the locker room — deep knowledge of Bill Belichick’s playbook. “You know it really didn’t sit there and factor in,” Pagano said Monday, downplaying the perceived intelligence coup. “Having had some time spent there, we figured that the questions were going to come up ‘If you’re signing this guy who spent time in New England, is it just a coincidence or do you need the guy to help you win a football game?’ We think we got a heck of a football player.” Tom Brady might agree. Earlier this season, he reportedly lobbied the team to re-sign Branch as the offense struggled with the losses of Wes Welker in free agency, Aaron Hernandez to legal trouble and Danny Amendola to Rob Gronkowski to injuries. Instead, it was the injuryplagued Colts who signed Branch off the street. What Indy gets is a 34-year-old veteran with two Super Bowl rings.

Weather halts local sports events


Coaches meet before BCS title clash Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher shakes hands with Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn before the NCAA BCS National Championship college football game Monday in Pasadena, Calif. For a wrapup story on this big game, go online to

A few basketball games from high school to college have been postponed from Monday to Wednesday because of the recent snowstorm and the bitter cold temperatures and wind chills. Monday’s Manchester at Central Noble junior varsity and varsity girls basketball games were postponed. No makeup date has been announced. All three Lakeland home basketball games with Sturgis (Mich.) were called off on Monday and will more than likely not be made up, according to Lakeland athletic director Tim Gonderman. Those games were junior varsity contests for both the boys and girls along with a boys freshman game. The East Noble at Westview boys basketball games and Lakeland’s varsity basketball doubleheader at Sturgis, (Mich.) all scheduled for today, were postponed and moved to Wednesday. WAWK radio (95.5 FM, Kendallville) will broadcast the EN-Westview varsity contest. DeKalb’s home varsity and J.V. girls basketball games with Eastside and the Barons’ home gymnastics meet with Huntington North scheduled for today have been postponed. The BlazersBarons varsity game will be

played on Thursday. No makeup date has been announced for the gymnastics meet. All practices at DeKalb were called off today with school being canceled for the day. All athletic practices and games involving teams at Fremont High School and Fremont Middle School have been canceled for today. Hamilton High’s C-team boys basketball game with Central Noble scheduled for today has also been postponed due to school being closed for the day. Hamilton athletic director Jesse Webb tweeted that this game may be rescheduled. Eastside Junior High’s boys basketball game with Central Noble scheduled for today was postponed. A makeup date has not been announced. The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association announced on Monday afternoon that it postponed all of its basketball games scheduled for Wednesday because of current and predicted weather conditions. Those games will be made up on Thursday, and they include Trine University’s women’s team hosting Adrian and Trine’s men traveling to Hope to open their conference season. Both Thunder games will tip off at 7:30 p.m.

New coach Strong claims Texas will be tough

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Charlie Strong holds up the “Hook’em Horns” hand signal during an NCAA college football news conference where he was introduced as the new Texas football coach on Monday in Austin, Texas. Strong acknowledged the historical significance of being the school’s first African-American head coach of a men’s sport. He takes over for Mack Brown, who stepped down last month after 16 seasons.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Charlie Strong talked about being tough and winning championships. That is exactly what Texas fans wanted to hear from their new football coach. There’s little doubt he can deliver the first. The second part will determine whether he can revive a dormant program back and push it back among the national elite where the Longhorns are desperately longing to be. “It’s time to put the program back on the national stage,” Strong said Monday at his introductory news conference. “The mentality is always going to be mental and physical toughness … We will be a hardnosed football team.” That’s the reputation Strong brings to Texas, which has floundered since

playing for the 2009 national championship. Four seasons of at least four losses and no Big 12 titles ended with Mack Brown exiting after 16 years, and Texas turning to the coach who led Louisville to a 23-3 mark and two bowl wins the last two seasons. Strong also had a reputation of being uncomfortable with the media, but with his wife and two daughters sitting in the front row watching him, he breezed through his 45-minute news conference with smiles and jokes before ending with the trademark “Hook’em Horns” hand signal for the cameras. “Let’s go win football games,” Strong said. “Let’s go win championships.” The 53-year-old Strong clearly has some of the same pages from Brown’s playbook. He embraced the legacy of Texas’s football

tradition when he entered the room and hugged Edith Royal, the widow of former Longhorns coach Darrell Royal who won national titles in 1963 and 1969 and a share of a third in 1970. And just like Brown did when he arrived in 1997, Strong made a point of embracing Texas high school coaches and his commitment to recruiting the state’s best players. “We will recruit with fire, recruit with passion,” Strong said, adding he wants to “close the border” to out-ofstate programs. Brown, whose last game was Texas’ loss to Oregon in the Holiday Bowl, did not attend the news conference. Strong said he spoke to Brown over the weekend and assured him he would be welcome around the program.



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 5 5 Carroll 0 1 7 3 Bellmont 0 1 4 4 DeKalb 0 1 3 8 East Noble 0 1 0 8 Saturday, Jan. 4 Norwell 68, Floyd Central 46 Jennings County 76, Norwell 65 Carroll 59, Van Wert (Ohio) 54 Columbia City 57, Wawasee 28 Bellmont 56, South Adams 55 Tuesday, Jan. 7 New Haven at Fort Wayne Snider, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 East Noble at Westview, 7:30 p.m. 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 West Noble 3 0 7 0 Westview 3 0 4 2 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 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 Ctrl. 56, Central Noble 47 Winning Edge Holiday Tournament NorthWood 54, Fairfield 37 Wednesday, Jan. 8 Churubusco at Woodlan, 7:30 p.m. East Noble at Westview, 7:30 p.m. Lakeland at Sturgis, 7:45 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 4 Heritage 1 1 2 4 South Adams 0 2 2 7 Southern Wells 0 2 1 5 Saturday, Jan. 4 Leo 70, Concordia 67 Bellmont 56, South Adams 55 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.

Boys State Basketball Polls The Associated Press Top 10 Indiana high school boys basketball teams, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through games of January 6th, rating points and previous rankings: Class 4A W-L Pts Prv 1. Carmel (16) 7-0 356 1 2. Indpls Tech (2) 11-1 326 2 3. Brownsburg 7-1 274 3 4. Penn 7-0 241 5 5. Indpls Pike 6-2 163 4 6. Columbus North 9-2 154 10 7. Ham. Southeastern 8-2 101 8 8. Lake Central 7-2 96 6 9. Ft. Wayne North 11-1 94 9 10. Mooresville 8-1 86 NR Others receiving votes: Richmond 63. Indpls Perry Meridian 44. Northridge 33. Carroll (Allen) 33. Zionsville 22. Indpls Cathedral 18. Ev. Reitz 12. Indpls N. Central 10. Marion 8. Logansport 7. Jeffersonville 7. Columbus East 6. McCutcheon 6. Class 3A W-L Pts Prv 1. Greensburg (18) 10-0 360 1 2. Bowman Academy 9-2 297 2 3. Indpls Brebeuf 7-1 259 4 4. Corydon 7-0 231 5 5. Guerin Catholic 10-2 195 6 6. Batesville 5-2 162 3 7. New Haven 5-2 150 7 8. Brownstown 6-1 139 8 9. NorthWood 7-0 122 10 10. Muncie Central 5-1 105 9 Others receiving votes: Vincennes 58. W. Noble 29. Ft. Wayne Dwenger 19. Heritage Hills 14. Ev. Bosse 13. Madison 7. Class 2A W-L Pts Prv 1. Indy Park Tudor (13) 5-1 344 1 2. Frankton (4) 8-0 326 2 3. Hammond Noll 6-1 253 3 4. Clarksville 7-1 235 4 5. Sullivan 8-1 198 5 6. Wapahani (1) 6-1 186 6 7. Paoli 7-0 163 7 8. Providence 6-1 144 8 9. Indpls Scecina 8-2 114 9 10. Perry Central 7-1 68 10 Others receiving votes: Crawford Co. 38. Linton-Stockton 22. Union Co. 17. Tipton 15. Cloverdale 15. Westview 9. S. Spencer 7. S. Knox 6. Class A W-L Pts Prv 1. Barr-Reeve (16) 9-0 338 1 2. Kouts (1) 7-0 294 2 3. Borden 7-1 236 4 4. Mich. City Marquette 6-3 211 3 5. Covington 7-0 180 8 6. Lafayette Catholic 5-3 165 6 7. Culver 6-0 145 10 8. Tri-County 6-0 134 9 9. Triton 4-3 84 7 10. Tindley 6-3 66 5 Others receiving votes: Elkhart Christian 48. Liberty Christian 43. Morristown 34. Christian Academy 21. Ft. Wayne Blackhawk 19. Orleans 15. Tri-Central 7.

Girls Basketball Standings Northeast Hoosier Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Homestead 3 0 10 1 East Noble 3 0 10 3 DeKalb 3 0 9 3 Norwell 1 2 8 3 Columbia City 1 2 9 5 New Haven 1 2 6 7 Carroll 0 3 3 10 Bellmont 0 3 0 13 Saturday, Jan. 4 Plymouth Shootout Norwell 48, Plymouth 39 Norwell 71, Wawasee 30 Wednesday, Jan. 8

Angola at East Noble, 6:15 p.m. Leo at Norwell, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9 Eastside at DeKalb, 7:45 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 Westview 6 0 10 2 Fairfield 5 0 7 2 West Noble 5 2 7 5 Angola 4 2 4 7 Fremont 2 2 6 5 Prairie Heights 3 4 6 6 Lakeland 3 4 5 8 Churubusco 2 3 5 7 Central Noble 1 5 3 7 Hamilton 0 4 2 5 Eastside 0 5 2 9 Saturday, Jan. 4 Leo 47, Angola 33 NorthWood 44, Fairfield 32 Monday, Jan. 6 Manchester at Central Noble, ppd. Tuesday, Jan. 7 Fairfield at Jimtown, ppd. Prairie Heights at Bronson (Mich.), 7:30 p.m. West Noble at Tippecanoe Valley, 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 Lakeland at Sturgis (Mich.), 6 p.m. Angola at East Noble, 6:15 p.m. Eastside at DeKalb, 7:45 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 6 5 South Adams 1 3 10 3 Bluffton 1 3 3 8 Adams Central 0 4 3 8 Saturday, Jan. 4 Leo 47, Angola 33 Southern Wells 62, Randolph Southern 22 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, 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.

Girls State Basketball Polls The Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association Top 10 basketball teams, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan 5th and previous rankings: Class 4A W-L Pts Prv 1. Bed.N.Lawrence (7) 13-0 115 1 2. Lawrence North (4) 13-0 112 2 3. Columbus North 11-1 79 5 4. Westfield 11-0 70 7 5. Homestead 10-1 69 3 6. LaPorte (1) 12-0 66 8 7. Penn 11-1 53 4 8. Logansport 12-1 40 6 9. Lake Central 13-1 18 NR 10. Indpls Roncalli 11-3 12 9 Others receiving votes: Center Grove 8, Mooresville 8, Bloomington South 4, Fishers 3, Franklin Central 3. Class 3A W-L Pts Prv 1. Princeton (9) 12-0 129 2 2. Ev. Mater Dei (4) 9-1 116 1 3. Garrett 12-0 96 4 4. Benton Central 12-1 74 7 5. Rushville 9-3 59 3 6. Western Boone 12-2 42 5 (tie)Indpls Chatard 11-1 42 NR 8. Madison 7-1 40 8 9. Western 10-2 39 6 10. Washington 10-1 28 NR Others receiving votes: South Bend St. Joseph’s 15, Northwood 13, Norwell 12, Ft. Wayne Concordia 6, Ft. Wayne Bishop Luers 4, Leo 2, John Glenn 2, Columbia City 1. Class 2A W-L Pts Prv 1. Herit. Christian (13) 14-1 139 1 2. F.W. Canterbury (1) 9-1 125 2 3. Lapel 10-1 84 T6 4. Triton Central 8-2 82 4 5. Indpls Ritter 11-2 77 T6 6. Tipton 7-2 67 3 7. Eastern Hancock 9-2 50 5 8. Knightstown 9-1 48 8 9. Oak Hill 10-1 33 NR 10. Hammond Noll 10-2 13 NR Others receiving votes: North Knox 11, Westview 6, Wabash 6, Providence 3, Forest Park 3, Northfield 2. Class A W-L Pts Prv 1. Oregon-Davis (12) 10-1 146 1 2. S’western-Shelby(3) 9-1 132 2 3. Barr-Reeve 10-1 103 3 4. Vincennes Rivet 10-4 92 4 5. W. Central 9-1 83 5 6. Attica 11-0 58 9 7. Lafayette Catholic 6-3 51 7 8. N. Daviess 8-2 48 6 9. Jac-Cen-Del 9-1 40 8 10. Culver 9-2 27 10 Others receiving votes: Borden 19, Triton 13, Tri 8, Morgan Township 2, Randolph Southern 1, Wood Memorial 1, Clinton Prairie 1.

Prep Wrestling IHSWCA Team State Duals Saturday at Westfield High School Class AAA 7th-place dual Bloomington South 40, E. Noble 34 106 — N. Weimer (EN) pinned Stull, :58. 113 — Pepple (EN) pinned B. Webb, 1:37. 120 — Knapp (EN) dec. Schermer 6-3. 126 — Lutter (EN) maj. dec. Stillions 11-3. 132 — Broukal (BlmS) pinned Housholder, 3:57. 138 — Abram (BlmS) maj. dec. Diffenderfer 9-1. 145 —J. Weimer (EN) pinned Vassalotti, :20. 152 — DJ Dixon (BlmS) pinned Rainey, 1:10. 160 — Maley (EN) dec. C. Webb 3-0. 170 — Hay (BlmS) pinned Haas, :55. 182 — Dobos (BlmS) pinned Vincent, :51. 195 — Thacker (BlmS) pinned Weber, :15. 220 — Joest (EN) pinned C. Dixon, :28. 285 — Dajani (BlmS) pin Garcia, 1:35. Consolation semifinal Indianapolis Cathedral 45, East Noble 26 106 — Bailey (IC) dec. N. Weimer 8-5. 113 — Pepple (EN) dec. Turner 7-3. 120 — Knapp (EN) tech. fall Lewis 17-1. 126 — Lutter (EN) pinned Joe Devine, 3:30. 132 — John Devine (IC) dec. Housholder 5-3. 138 — Diffenderfer (EN) pinned Speckmen, 5:03. 145 — Harvey (IC) maj. dec. J. Weimer 12-4. 152 — Larson (IC) pinned Rainey, :30. 160 — Corsaro (IC) tech. fall Maley 23-6. 170 — Stewart (IC) pinned Haas, 5:44. 182 — Rypel (IC) pinned Vincent,

2:25. 195 — Guhl (IC) pinned Weber, 1:13. 220 — Joest (EN) won by forfeit. 285 — Bernard (IC) pin Garcia, 1:10. Quarterfinal Evansville Mater Dei 51, E. Noble 9 106 — Egli (MD) tech. fall N. Weimer 19-1. 113 — Pepple (EN) dec. Luigs 7-2. 120 — Knapp (EN) dec. A. Johnson 5-4. 126 — Lee (MD) tech. fall Lutter 20-5. 132 — Jourdan (MD) maj. dec. Housholder 18-6. 138 — Seng (MD) dec. Diffenderfer 4-1. 145 — Pierre (MD) dec. J. Weimer 5-3. 152 — Weinzapfel (MD) pinned R. Jones, 2:32. 160 — Forzley (MD) maj. dec. Maley 13-5. 170 — Kempf (MD) dec. Haas 5-0. 182 — Bassemier (MD) pinned Vincent, 1:51. 195 — Ralph (MD) pinned Weber, :26. 220 — Joest (EN) dec. Butler 9-2. 285 — Massey (MD) pinned Garcia, 1:23. Class A 5th-place dual South Adams 38, Fremont 37 106 — K. Gerber (SA) pinned Simpson, 1:29. 113 — Lowe (F) pinned Goodwin, :54. 120 — S. Miller (SA) tech. fall Price 16-0. 126 — Bra. Baker (F) pinned Boxell, 3:13. 132 — Lahr (SA) won by forfeit. 138 — Schmucker (F) maj. dec. Nussbaum 10-0. 145 — Kline (F) pinned Pollard, 3:48. 152 — Marbach (SA) pinned Barrow, 4:29. 160 — Willms (F) dec. Connor 3-0. 170 — Owen (F) won by forfeit. 182 — Hinshaw (SA) dec. Maggart 6-1. 195 — Pugsley (SA) pinned Claxton, 1:30. 220 — Dossett (F) pinned Kilsby, 5:37. 285 — Beachey (SA) won by forfeit. Consolation semifinal Fremont 51, Bremen 19 106 — Simpson (F) pinned J. Thornton, :45. 113 — Lowe (F) dec. Starke 11-8. 120 — Price (F) pinned Spaid, 3:26. 126 — Bra. Baker (F) pinned D. Young, :21. 132 — Felten (B) dec. Leskowyak 7-5 (OT). 138 — Schmucker (F) pinned Shumaker, 1:48. 145 — Barrow (F) tech. fall B. Thornton 16-1. 152 — Willms (F) maj. dec. Fuchs 15-3. 160 — Bollenbacher (B) maj. dec. Bro. Baker 12-4. 170 — Owen (F) pinned Holderman, 1:02. 182 — Maggart (F) pinned Stoller, 1:35. 195 — D. Coffel (B) pinned Claxton, :09. 220 — Dossett (F) pinned Duran, 5:14. 285 — C. Coffel (B) won by forfeit. Quarterfinal South Putnam 41, Fremont 39 106 — Vittetow (SP) pinned Simpson, 1:55. 113 — Lowe (F) won by forfeit. 120 — Price (F) dec. N. Owen 7-5. 126 — Lorimer (SP) pinned Bra. Baker, 3:28. 132 — Leskowyak (F) won by forfeit. 138 — Schmucker (F) pinned Whitaker, 2:34. 145 — Barrow (F) pinned Ballard, :34. 152 — Willms (F) pinned Bunten, 3:34. 160 — Waters (SP) pinned Bro. Baker, 1:50. 170 — B. Owen (F) pinned Wyatt, 1:35. 182 — Shaffer (SP) pinned Maggart, :51. 195 — R. Harris (SP) pinned Claxton, :27. 220 — J. Williams (SP) pinned Dossett, :46. 285 — Hacker (SP) won by forfeit.

Winning Hand Tri-State Duplicate Bridge Club Last Tuesday’s results Winners were: 1. Sally and Brian Lanier, 2. Shorty Hauska and JoAnne Dean, and 3. Ken Bisson and John Mowry.

AP Men’s Basketball Poll The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 5, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking: Rcd Pts Prv 1. Arizona (60) 15-0 1,620 1 2. Syracuse (5) 14-0 1,550 2 3. Ohio St. 15-0 1,470 3 4. Wisconsin 15-0 1,427 4 5. Michigan St. 13-1 1,378 5 6. Wichita St. 15-0 1,203 8 7. Baylor 12-1 1,169 9 8. Villanova 13-1 1,141 11 9. Iowa St. 13-0 1,076 13 10. Florida 11-2 1,052 12 11. Oklahoma St. 12-2 934 6 12. Louisville 13-2 825 14 13. San Diego St. 12-1 823 21 14. Kentucky 10-3 808 15 15. Colorado 13-2 752 20 16. Duke 11-3 745 7 17. Oregon 13-1 715 10 18. Kansas 9-4 367 16 19. UMass 12-1 364 23 20. Iowa 12-3 261 22 21. Missouri 12-1 247 25 22. Gonzaga 14-2 241 24 23. Illinois 13-2 178 — 24. Memphis 10-3 126 18 25. Kansas St. 11-3 112 — Others receiving votes: Cincinnati 103, Creighton 82, North Carolina 79, UCLA 79, Pittsburgh 44, Harvard 41, UConn 41, Saint Louis 19, Oklahoma 15, Michigan 11, George Washington 9, SMU 9, Notre Dame 3, Xavier 3, Toledo 2, Arkansas 1.

AP Women’s Basketball Poll The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 5, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking: Rcd Pts Prv 1. UConn (36) 15-0 900 1 2. Notre Dame 13-0 842 2 3. Duke 14-1 826 3 4. Stanford 13-1 810 4 5. Louisville 15-1 737 7 6. Maryland 13-1 722 8 7. Baylor 12-1 671 9 8. Tennessee 12-2 641 5 9. Kentucky 13-2 602 6 10. South Carolina 14-1 538 13 11. Iowa St. 13-0 525 14 12. LSU 12-2 505 16 13. North Carolina 12-3 464 10 14. Penn St. 10-3 411 15 15. Oklahoma St. 12-1 385 11 16. Nebraska 11-2 328 18 17. Colorado 11-2 307 12 18. Florida St. 13-1 281 21 19. California 10-3 186 23 20. NC State 14-1 164 — 21. Purdue 10-3 145 17 22. Indiana 14-0 140 — 23. Arizona St. 12-2 103 24 24. San Diego 15-0 91 — 25. Georgia 12-3 88 19 Others receiving votes: West Virginia 74, Oklahoma 51, Syracuse 39, Rutgers 32, Arkansas 29, Iowa 17, Georgia Tech 11, Gonzaga 10, Middle Tennessee 7, Vanderbilt 7, Florida 4, UTEP 4, Texas 2, Ohio St. 1.

College Bowl Schedule 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 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 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Vanderbilt 41, Houston 24 Sunday, Jan. 5 Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Arkansas State 23, Ball State 20 Monday, Jan. 6 BCS National Championship At Pasadena, Calif. Florida State (13-0) vs. Auburn (12-1), late 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)

NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 16 16 .500 — Boston 13 21 .382 4 Brooklyn 12 21 .364 4½ Philadelphia 12 21 .364 4½ New York 11 22 .333 5½ Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 26 8 .765 — Atlanta 18 16 .529 8 Washington 14 17 .452 10½ Charlotte 15 20 .429 11½ Orlando 10 23 .303 15½ Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 27 6 .818 — Chicago 14 18 .438 12½ Detroit 14 20 .412 13½ Cleveland 11 23 .324 16½ Milwaukee 7 26 .212 20 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 26 8 .765 — Houston 22 13 .629 4½ Dallas 19 15 .559 7 New Orleans 15 17 .469 10 Memphis 15 18 .455 10½ Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 27 7 .794 — Portland 26 8 .765 1 Denver 16 17 .485 10½ Minnesota 16 17 .485 10½ Utah 11 25 .306 17 Pacific Division W L Pct GB Golden State 23 13 .639 — L.A. Clippers 23 13 .639 — Phoenix 20 12 .625 1 L.A. Lakers 14 20 .412 8 Sacramento 10 22 .313 11 Sunday’s Games Memphis 112, Detroit 84 Golden State 112, Washington 96 Indiana 82, Cleveland 78 Miami 102, Toronto 97 Oklahoma City 119, Boston 96 New York 92, Dallas 80 Denver 137, L.A. Lakers 115 Monday’s Games Minnesota at Philadelphia, late Atlanta at Brooklyn, late Orlando at L.A. Clippers, late 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. Wednesday’s Games Dallas at San Antonio, 7 p.m. Detroit at Toronto, 7 p.m. Golden State at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Indiana at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Houston, 8 p.m. Washington at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Minnesota, 9:30 p.m. Orlando at Portland, 10 p.m. Boston at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.

NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 28 12 2 58 124 89 Tampa Bay 25 13 4 54 119 100 Montreal 24 14 5 53 112 102 Detroit 19 14 10 48 114 121 Toronto 21 17 5 47 119 127 Ottawa 19 18 7 45 126 141 Florida 16 20 6 38 101 134 Buffalo 12 26 4 28 74 118 Metropolitan Division W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 31 12 1 63 142 103 Philadelphia 21 17 4 46 111 116 Washington 20 16 6 46 128 128 Carolina 18 16 9 45 105 124 N.Y. Rangers 21 20 2 44 105 115 New Jersey 17 18 8 42 101 110 Columbus 18 20 4 40 113 123 N.Y. Islanders14 22 7 35 112 143 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 29 7 9 67 167 124 St. Louis 29 7 5 63 150 95 Colorado 26 11 4 56 120 104 Minnesota 22 17 5 49 106 113 Dallas 20 14 7 47 120 124 Winnipeg 19 21 5 43 123 135 Nashville 18 19 6 42 102 129 Pacific Division W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 31 8 5 67 146 111 San Jose 27 10 6 60 142 111 Los Angeles 26 13 4 56 113 89 Vancouver 23 13 8 54 117 108 Phoenix 20 12 9 49 123 127 Calgary 14 21 6 34 96 128 Edmonton 14 26 5 33 117 156 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Sunday’s Games San Jose 3, Chicago 2, SO Pittsburgh 6, Winnipeg 5 Carolina 2, Nashville 1 Edmonton 5, Tampa Bay 3 Anaheim 4, Vancouver 3, OT Monday’s Games Dallas at N.Y. Islanders, late

Columbus at N.Y. Rangers, late Florida at Montreal, late Calgary at Colorado, late 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. Wednesday’s Games Montreal at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Chicago, 8 p.m. Ottawa at Colorado, 9:30 p.m.

ECHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W LOLSL Pts GF GA Wheeling 15 10 1 5 36 84 88 Reading 15 12 1 0 31 79 77 Elmira 10 16 2 2 24 73 99 North Division W LOLSL Pts GF GA Cincinnati 20 9 1 1 42 108 83 Evansville 17 7 3 3 40 104 96 Kalamazoo 16 11 1 2 35 85 77 Fort Wayne 13 11 2 4 32 89 98 Toledo 10 17 3 0 23 88 116 South Division W LOLSL Pts GF GA SCarolina 24 6 1 2 51 102 64 Florida 20 10 1 1 42 111 93 Orlando 18 12 1 1 38 90 89 Greenville 14 15 2 1 31 78 83 Gwinnett 12 19 0 2 26 80 97 WESTERN CONFERENCE Mountain Division W LOLSL Pts GF GA Colorado 18 9 3 2 41 103 87 Alaska 19 9 1 1 40 96 61 Idaho 17 11 2 2 38 103 94 Utah 11 15 2 2 26 69 83 Pacific Division W LOLSL Pts GF GA Ontario 24 5 1 3 52 101 78 Stockton 17 11 0 4 38 110 98 San Fran. 12 17 4 1 29 81 120 Bakersfield 13 16 0 1 27 75 90 Las Vegas 8 20 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 Ontario 3, San Francisco 2, OT Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Gwinnett at South Carolina, 7:05 p.m. Toledo at Evansville, ppd., Inclement weather Las Vegas at Utah, 9:05 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Kalamazoo at Fort Wayne, 7 p.m. Wheeling at Reading, 7:05 p.m. Las Vegas at Utah, 9:05 p.m. Thursday’s Games Evansville at Greenville, ppd., Inclement weather Cincinnati at Wheeling, 7 p.m. Alaska at San Francisco, 10:30 p.m.

Transactions BASEBALL American League CLEVELAND INDIANS — Agreed to terms with RHP Scott Atchison on a minor league contract. HOUSTON ASTROS — Promoted Kevin Goldstein to director of professional scouting, Stephanie Wilka to specialist of international operations and associate counsel and Paul Putila coordinator of baseball operations. SEATTLE MARINERS — Agreed to terms with C Humberto Quintero on a minor league contract. TAMPA BAY RAYS — Agreed to terms with OF James Darnell and SS Ray Olmedo on minor league contracts. National League NEW YORK METS — Agreed to terms with C Taylor Teagarden on a minor league contract. PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Agreed to terms with OF Chris Dickerson on a minor league contract. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Claimed OF Rafael Ortega off waivers from Texas. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association DALLAS MAVERICKS — Recalled G-F Ricky Ledo from Texas (NBADL). PHILADELPHIA 76ERS — Recalled Gs Lorenzo Brown and Elliot Williams from Delaware (NBADL). FOOTBALL National Football League CINCINNATI BENGALS — Signed WR Cobi Hamilton, C T.J. Johnson, DE David King, CB Onterio McCalebb, LB Bruce Taylor and C Scott Wedige to reserve/future contracts. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Placed DE Fili Moala and CB Greg Toler on injured reserve. Agreed to terms with WR Deion Branch. Signed WR Josh Lenz from the practice squad. Released DT Christian Tupou from the practice squad. MIAMI DOLPHINS — Fired offensive coordinator Mike Sherman. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Placed LB Brandon Spikes on injured reserve. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Signed CBs Marc Anthony and Bobby Felder, OTs Emett Cleary and Jace Daniels, DTs Everett Dawkins and David Hunter, G Jason Foster, K Patrick Murray, QB Jordan Rodgers, LS Patrick Scales, P Jacob Schum and WR Tommy Streeter. Canadian Football League TORONTO ARGONAUTS — Signed SB Andre Durie to a contract extension through 2016. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL — Suspended Buffalo D Tyler Myers three games for an illegal check to the head of New Jersey F Dainius Zubrus during Saturday’s game. DALLAS STARS — Activated D Trevor Daley and Sergei Gonchar from injured reserve. MINNESOTA WILD — Placed G Josh Harding and C Mikko Koivu on injured reserve. Recalled D Jonathon Blum and F Erik Haula from Iowa (AHL). NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Placed F Patrik Elias on injured reserve, retroactive to Dec. 31. Recalled D Eric Gelinas from Albany (AHL). TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Recalled G Cedrick Desjardins from Syracuse (AHL). SOCCER Major League Soccer D.C. UNITED — Signed D Jalen Robinson. LOS ANGELES GALAXY — Named Kenny Arena assistant coach. SEATTLE SOUNDERS — Signed M Lamar Neagle to a contract extension. COLLEGE CLEMSON — Announced WR Sammy Watkins will enter the NFL draft. FLORIDA — Announced LB Ronald Powell will enter the NFL draft. MIAMI (OHIO) — Named Bill Brechin and Joe Palcic assistant football coaches, Corey Brown defensive line coach, Autry Denson running backs coach, John Hauser defensive backs coach, and Matt Palowski defensive coordinator. NOTRE DAME — Announced DE Stephon Tuitt will enter the NFL draft. UCF — Announced QB Blake Bortles and RB Storm Johnson will enter the NFL draft.

PATS-COLTS: Mathis is the complete defender to New England’s McDaniels FROM PAGE A9

The linebacker topped the NFL with a career-high 19 1/2 sacks and forced nine fumbles. “He seems to be getting increasingly better as the years go on, which, as an offensive coach, you tend to hope it goes the other direction,” McDaniels said. “He’s as disruptive a player on the edge as we have played or will play.” Speed, acceleration, effort.

Mathis has it all, McDaniels said. “You can’t ever assume that, ‘Well I did enough,’ because if you assume that then usually he ends up finishing the play better than you did,” he added, “and a lot of times that ends up in a bad situation for the offense.” Mathis has five sacks against Brady in 12 games, the most he has against any quarterback not in the Colts’ AFC South.

But he lines up in different spots on different plays, so Brady’s blockers must be sharp. “No one’s more explosive than him,” Brady said Monday on his contractually obligated appearance on WEEI radio. “Once he gets to the quarterback, it’s not as much sacking him, but it’s the strip sacks. The fumbles and the fumble recoveries is where he’s really dangerous.”

Six minutes into the third quarter last Saturday, Mathis did just that against Kansas City’s Alex Smith. Kelvin Sheppard recovered for the Colts and they capitalized with Luck’s 3-yard scoring pass to Donald Brown. The 38-10 deficit early in the quarter was down to 38-24. But if the Patriots keep doubleteaming Mathis, they’ll have one less player to block a blitzer.

SPORTS BRIEFS • Trine’s Good honored by MIAA ROYAL OAK, Mich. — Trine University junior forward Tyler Good was named Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Player of the Week in men’s basketball for last week’s efforts. Good averaged 18.5 points, seven assists and 3.5 assists per game last week in leading the Thunder to two non-conference road victories. The Swanton, Ohio, native shot 48 percent from the field (13-27) and made 90 percent of his free throws (9-10). Good was named MIAA Player of the Week for the first time in his college career.

Trine wrestlers 1-2 at duals CHICAGO — Trine University went 1-2 at the University of Chicago Duals Saturday. The Thunder defeated McDaniel (Md.) 22-21 by winning the tiebreaker on total match points criteria. But they lost to Chicago 40-6 and Dubuque (Iowa) 36-6. Heavyweight Mackenzie Green went 3-0 on the day to lead Trine and only allowed one point in 21 minutes on the mat. He beat Chicago’s Jeff Tyburski 6-0, Dubuque’s Drew Lattner 7-0, and McDaniel’s Taylor Avino 5-1 in double overtime. Michael Conner was 2-1 at 184 and 197 for Trine.

Trine 22, McDaniel (Md.) 21 125 — Levi Graber (T) won by forfeit. 133 — Wesley Cummings (T) won by forfeit. 141 — Mike O’Boyle (M) dec. Brandon Preston 8-7. 149 — Mason Goretsas (M) pinned Adam Boles 4:18. 157 — Erik Meyer (M) won by forfeit. 165 — Luke Yox (M) dec. Isaiah Hill 4-0. 174 — Shane Hendrickson (T) dec. Ricky Tisinger 8-2. 184 — Nick Cross (M) dec. Joseph Stasiak 4-1. 197 — Michael Conner (T) dec. Dakota Wilhelm 5-2. 285 — Mackenzie Green (T) dec. Taylor Avino 5-1 (2OT).

Chicago 40, Trine 6 125 — Justin Klein (UC) maj. dec. Levi Graber 11-0. 133 — Brandon Preston (T) dec. Adam Wyeth 7-4. 141 — Charlie Banaszak (UC) tech. fall Wesley Cummings 16-0. 149 — Jacob Smith (UC) tech. fall Adam Boles 17-1. 157 — Mike McNulty (UC) won by forfeit. 165 — Paul Papoutsis (UC) tech. fall Isaiah Hill 18-2. 174 — Steven Franke (UC) dec. Shane Hendrickson 9-2. 184 — Sam Pennisi (UC) pinned Joseph Stasiak, 3:26. 197 — Mario Palmisano (UC) pinned Michael Conner, 2:15. 285 — Mackenzie Green (T) dec. Jeff Tyburski 6-0.

Dubuque 36, Trine 6 125 — Nicholas Rivera (D) maj. dec. Levi Graber 11-0. 133 — Stephen Rosenburg (D) maj. dec. Wesley Cummings 12-3. 141 — Brian Travis (D) maj. dec. Brandon Preston 11-0. 149 — Nick Drendel (D) pinned Adam Boles, 1:30. 157 — Josh Lewis (D) won by forfeit. 165 — Manuel Mendoza (D) dec. Isaiah Hill 8-1. 174 — Elton Turnage (D) dec. Shane Hendrickson 5-1. 184 — Derek Minch (UD) pinned Nicholas Fruits, 1:31. 197 — Michael Conner (T) dec. Logan Chappell 6-4. 285 — Mackenzie Green (T) dec. Drew Lattner 7-0.

Bengals’ coordinators set up interviews for head coach jobs CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals’ coordinators spent Monday taking phone calls from other teams arranging interviews for head coaching jobs. Coach Marvin Lewis isn’t going anywhere, not even with that 0-5 playoff record. And Andy Dalton apparently is entrenched, too. He was reassured on Monday that he’s still the franchise quarterback. The Bengals tried to move on Monday from one of the most painful moments in franchise history, a 27-10 loss at home to San Diego that stamped them as one of the NFL’s worst playoff teams of all time. “We’ll be fine,” Lewis said. “Today sucks. We’ll be better. We’ll be all right.” When it comes to the playoffs, it can’t get much worse. The Bengals haven’t won a playoff game since the 1990 season, a 23-year streak of futility that’s tied for sixth-longest in NFL history. They’ve lost their opening playoff game three straight seasons, tying the NFL record. And Lewis is fast rising up the charts for postseason coaching defeats. He’s 0-5 in 11 years as the Bengals head coach. Only Jim Mora started his career with more consecutive playoff losses (6). The five straight playoff losses are tied for second-most overall — Marty Schottenheimer, Jim Mora and Steve Owen lost six each. And the five straight playoff losses are the second-most with one team, trailing only the Giants’ Owen, who lost six playoff games in an 11-year span from 1939-1950. Lewis has a year left on his contract and is safe in Cincinnati, where owner Mike Brown is reluctant to change. Lewis bristled on Monday when asked if he’s in a unique situation that way. There’s a chance both coordinators could move on. Offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said the Vikings, Titans and Redskins have contacted him about interviews later in the week. Defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer expects to have three interviews later in the week, though he wouldn’t identify the teams. Both have interviewed for head coaching jobs in the past. The defense finished the season ranked No. 3 and the offense was No. 10.

Dolphins fire OC Sherman MIAMI (AP) — A punchless offense in the final two games kept the Miami Dolphins out of the postseason, and they’ll have a new play-caller in 2014. Offensive coordinator Mike Sherman was fired Monday, the first change by the team since the holiday collapse. Coach Joe Philbin defended Sherman the day after the season, but owner Stephen Ross was expected to demand some sort of shake-up following the dismal finish. Sherman joined the Dolphins when Philbin was hired two years ago, and the two have been close for more than 30 years. But this season Sherman’s unit ranked 27th in the NFL in yards, allowed a franchise-record 58 sacks and scored once in its final 24 possessions. The Dolphins (8-8) would have made the playoffs if they had won one of their final two games against the Bills and Jets. Instead, they were beaten by a combined score of 39-7.


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