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FRIDAY December 13, 2013

All-State Picks Four Knights honored by coaches

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Library board hears financing option GOOD MORNING Stutzman hosting listening session on Obamacare FORT WAYNE — U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman will hold what he describes as an “Obamacare listening session and open house” Monday from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Stutzman said he encourages Hoosiers impacted by the Affordable Care Act to share their stories and suggestions. The event will take place at his office in the E. Ross Adair Federal Building, 1300 S. Harrison St., Suite 3105, in downtown Fort Wayne.

Costs of renovation at Albion site discussed BY BOB BRALEY

ALBION — The Noble County Public Library Board of Trustees heard Thursday a report on ways to finance a possible renovation project. The library board is considering a project to renovate the central library in Albion to bring it more in line with modern library uses, such as flexible space that is more usable for the community, said

library director Sandy Petrie. The project also would include needed work on the library roof and replacing carpet, Petrie said. Todd Samuelson of certified public accountants H.J. Umbaugh & Associates presented information on how bonds for such a project could be structured in ways to keep property taxes from being raised. An existing bond issue will come off the tax rolls in 2016, Samuelson said. The library could structure new bonds for new work so taxes would remain even with the current level when that happens. Petrie said the library board

is a year and a half away from determining what the proposed project would be and how much it would cost. The presentation based the costs on bonds for $1.5 million and $1.9 million. The year 2014 will be when the board will determine what it proposes to do and what fits the situation and budget, Petrie said. “We just have to see where we fit in,” said trustee James Shrock. The board tabled a proposal to hire Umbaugh and bond attorney firm Ice Miller to work on the project. Shrock and board

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Holiday celebration set for Saturday at LaGrange courthouse LAGRANGE — After an absence of nearly 30 years, Christmas returns to the LaGrange County Courthouse this Saturday as Focus LaGrange, a group of downtown merchants and business owners group, celebrates Christmas around the Courthouse. The celebration starts at 10 a.m. and lasts until 4 p.m. The event will feature Christmas caroling, carriage rides and food and refreshments. Focus LaGrange will be setting up a special, 7-foot-tall Christmas tree inside the courthouse gazebo with ornaments highlighting local businesses. Toys and stuffed animals will be collected to be donated to the Clothes and Food Basket of LaGrange County to help the local charity with its annual Christmas drive. Lakeland High School arts students have created giant Christmas cards that will be placed around the courthouse lawn. Santa Claus is scheduled to arrive at 11 a.m.

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president Sandy Lamp said it was too soon to hire someone. Any proposal to issue bonds would have to be approved by the Noble County Council, Samuelson said. Also Thursday, the board: • approved a compensation plan for employees for 2014 that includes a 2-percent raise. • re-elected the same board officers as last year. Lamp will continue as president, Bev Huntsman as vice president, Reta Sherwin as secretary and Margaret Ott as treasurer.



Keeping the lights on Judy Guthrie, right, of Champs and Tramps Dog Grooming presented a check to Tom Hullinger of the Save the Strand committee following a

fundraiser at the business. Guthrie donated $5 from every grooming and nail trim to go toward the “Strand Theatre: Keep the Lights On“ campaign.

Man gets six years for meth BY BOB BRALEY

ALBION — A Wolcottville man was sentenced Thursday in Noble Circuit Court to serve 6 1/2 years in prison, but he was given six months of credit for completing his GED. Vernie M. Elkins, 23, was sentenced to six years in prison for manufacturing methamphetamine, a Class B felony, and an additional 180 days for violating his probation terms by committing

the new offense. Circuit Judge G. David Laur sentenced Elkins according to the terms of a plea agreement. He gave Elkins 81 days’ credit for Elkins time already served and 182 days’ credit for completing his GED while he was in jail awaiting his sentencing.

Court records indicate Elkins made meth July 12 in the 300 block of South Main Street, Wolcottville. He pleaded guilty Nov. 14. Elkins’ violated the rules of probation for his Sept. 8, 2011, conviction on charges of possession of methamphetamine, a Class D felony; operating a vehicle with a controlled substance in the body, a Class C misdemeanor; and possession of precursors with intent to manufacture meth, a Class D felony.

Northeast Indiana’s first wintry blast of 2013 could be on its way, with the possibility of up to a half-foot of snow, the National Weather Service Northern Indiana is predicting. On the heels of dangerously cold wind chills Thursday, snow is possible tonight and Saturday, with the possibility of significant accumulations. A weather system moving through the Ohio Valley from California is expected to spawn conditions that could bring heavy snow, NWS said. “Current computer model solutions indicate a potent upper air disturbance over southern California will eject out of the southern Rockies tonight and then lift northeast through the Ohio Valley on Saturday,” the advisory said. Snow could develop Friday night, continuing through Saturday afternoon. “Current projections would indicate a potential for 4 to 6 inches of snow along and south of a Rochester to Toledo (Ohio) line. However small fluctuations in the track and intensity of this system could significantly alter potential snow accumulations,” the advisory said.

House votes for budget deal WASHINGTON (AP) — Battle-fatigued and suddenly bipartisan, the House voted Thursday night to ease acrossthe-board federal spending cuts and prevent future government shutdowns, acting after Speaker John Boehner unleashed a stinging attack on tea party-aligned conservative groups campaigning for the measure’s defeat. The legislation, backed by the White House, cleared on a vote of 332-94, with lopsided majorities of Republicans and Democrats alike voting in favor. Final passage is expected next week in the Senate. The events in the House gave a light coating of bipartisan cooperation to the end of a bruising year of divided government —

memorable for a partial government shutdown, flirtation with an unprecedented Treasury default and gridlock on immigration, gun control and other items on President Barack Obama’s second-term agenda. In the end, the debate in the House was tame by comparison with Boehner’s criticism of Republican-favoring outside groups that at times have been more of an obstacle to him than Democrats. “I think they’re misleading their followers,” the Republican speaker said of the groups, whom he pointedly also blamed for last fall’s politically damaging partial government shutdown. “I think they’re pushing our members in places where they don’t want to be. And frankly,

I just think that they’ve lost all credibility” by opposing legislation before the details are known.” He mentioned no organizations by name, although it appeared he was referring to Heritage Action and Club for Growth, both of which have sought to push the House further to the right than the Republican leadership has been willing to go. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., a chief GOP architect of the deal, made the conservatives’ case for support. The measure “reduces the deficit by $23 billion. It does not raise taxes and it cuts spending in a smarter way,” said the Budget Committee’s chairman, whose handiwork could well be challenged in the 2016 SEE BUDGET, PAGE A10


House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio vehemently rebukes conservative groups who oppose the pending bipartisan budget compromise Thursday during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Governor to speak to LaGrange chamber LAGRANGE — Gov. Mike Pence will be the featured speaker at the LaGrange County Chamber of Commerce annual meeting and fifth annual Members Showcase on Jan. 9. The event is sponsored by Parkview LaGrange Hospital and will be held at the Shipshewana Event Center. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for the Members Showcase, and the luncheon begins at noon.

“We are very excited to have Gov. Pence as our 2014 annual meeting speaker,” said Beth Sherman, executive director of the LaGrange County Chamber of Commerce. “I recently heard of an innovative agricultural program that the governor has introduced as well as his plan to promote policies that will encourage investment and jobs, and I hope he speaks on both subjects.”

The event will be held in the Cabriolet, Speedster and Phaeton rooms of the Shipshewana Event Center. Tickets for the luncheon cost $15 for chamber members and $20 for nonmembers. Tables of eight can be reserved. Showcase table reservations are being accepted and may be made only by chamber members for $50. Reservations can be made

through Jan. 6 by calling the chamber office at 463-2443 or sending email to Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Jan. 2. on a first come, first served basis. The meeting will include he 2013 Chamber year in review, remarks by outgoing president Rob Myers, awards and the address by Pence.





Police Blotter • Student charged with resisting law enforcement


Students collect toys for local families The student council at West Noble High School conducted a toy drive and fundraiser Saturday for the Noble County Miracle Tree program. Dozens of toys were collected, along with monetary donations, and they will be forwarded to Miracle Tree families in Noble County.

Among the students helping are, from left, Sammy Coats, Bailey Kruger and Rachel Schermerhorn. The event was part of the West Noble basketball game that evening at the school.

Five booked into Noble County Jail

Regional Roundup • 7 fire departments battle barn fire ANGOLA — Seven fire departments responded to a rural Angola pole barn fire in the 100 block of North Old S.R. 1 Thursday. The fire caused an estimated $55,000 in damage, Angola Fire Department public information officer T.R. Hagerty said. The barn is owned by Tracey L. Takach. There were no injuries. Hagerty said the electrical fire was deemed accidental. The fire was reported at 9:20 a.m. and departments were on the scene until 11:30 a.m. battling in single-digit temperatures. Fire departments responding to the fire included those from Angola, Fremont, Hamilton, Ashley, Hudson, Steuben Township and Metz and the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department and emergency medical service.

Former Komets exec, owner dies FORT WAYNE — Former Fort Wayne Komets executive, owner, general manager and coach Ken Ullyot passed away Thursday at age 92, our news partner, NewsChannel 15, reports. Ullyot came to Fort Wayne to coach the Komets in 1958. He also served the team as general manager and owner at different times until he retired in 1986. Ullyot led the Komets to the 1963 IHL Turner Cup as a coach, the 1965 championship as general manager and the 1973 Turner Cup Title as an owner. In addition to the three IHL championships, the Komets made seven trips

to the finals under Ullyot’s direction. In 1997 The Hockey News named Ullyot the IHL’s All-Time Greatest General Manager. In addition, the IHL honored its Western Conference Champion by presenting them with the Ken Ullyot Trophy.

Greater Fort Wayne Inc. opposes gay marriage ban FORT WAYNE — Greater Fort Wayne Inc. on Thursday unveiled its legislative priorities for the coming year and announced its board of directors opposes a proposed state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. The proposed constitutional amendment, House Joint Resolution 6, is expected to go before the General Assembly during its 2014 session. The amendment would prohibit same-sex marriages and civil unions. “We need to be competitive on a national level and be recognized as a community that thrives on diversity, innovation and inclusion,” Mark Becker, CEO of Greater Fort Wayne, said in a statement. “Such legislation hinders our ability to grow and prosper, and could delay our vision of becoming a top metro center in the United States.”

Earnings per share of 37 cents were down almost 16 percent from 44 cents per share in the prior-year quarter. Net revenue was $130.1 million, a decrease of 6 percent from last year’s $138.3 million. While third-quarter results were in line with the company’s expectations, new CEO Robert Walstrom said in an earnings release the company is lowering its outlook for the fourth quarter.

Teen sentenced to 65 years for murder GOSHEN — An Elkhart teen who pleaded guilty to murder for his part in a fatal drive-by shooting was sentenced to 65 years in prison, according to news reports. The Elkhart Truth reports Jesus MacedoPerez, 17, pleaded guilty Nov. 14, and agreed to the maximum sentence for a murder charge. By accepting Macedo-Perez’s plea, the state removed a criminal gang enhancement. The enhancement could have doubled Macedo-Perez’s sentence if he was found guilty of murder and if the state proved he was participating in criminal gang activity.

Gold Krugerrand coin found in Salvation Vera Bradley income, Army kettle KOKOMO (AP) — earnings decline Someone has again FORT WAYNE — Handbag manufacturer Vera Bradley Inc. on Wednesday reported net income of $15.2 million for its fiscal third quarter, a decline of more than 14 percent from $17.7 million in the year-ago period.

KENDALLVILLE — An East Noble High School student has been charged with disorderly conduct and resisting law enforcement after she resisted several attempts by school administrators and the school resource officer to get her to leave the school hallway and then a classroom. At about 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, administrators and resource officer Sgt. John Dixon investigated a report of a disorderly student in a hallway. A 16-year-old girl from Avilla refused to leave the hallway and failed to follow commands from Dixon, according to a Kendallville Police Department news release. The girl entered a classroom and refused to leave, resisting Dixon. She was taken into custody and transported to the police department, then released to a parent. Her case was forwarded to the Noble County Probation Department.

anonymously dropped a gold Krugerrand coin into a Salvation Army red kettle in a central Indiana city. Salvation Army Capt. Dale Brandenburg says the South African coin was found in one of its Kokomo kettles last

week and it was sold it for $1,220. The Kokomo Tribune reports this marks the fifth straight year that a Krugerrand donation has been made in the city. Brandenburg says the coin sold for about $400 less than last year when the price of gold was higher. He says the donation of the coin is a big boost since the group is about $50,000 short of its $82,500 fundraising goal for Kokomo. Brandenburg says it’s always exciting to find one of the gold coins inside a kettle.

Oil drilling set to start near ISU TERRE HAUTE (AP) — Indiana State University could see a financial boost if a company is successful in drilling for oil near the school’s campus. Crews are expected to start setting up equipment Saturday on university property near the downtown Terre Haute campus and then start drilling work next week. Past oil production in the area and an analysis of recent seismic surveys indicates an oil reservoir is present, Steve Miller, Pioneer Oil Co.’s chief financial officer, told the Tribune-Star. “We’re very excited to get going,” he said. “We’ve spent considerable time and money getting prepared for this. We’re ready to find the results.” How much drilling the company does will depend on the findings from the first well. Drilling a well takes about 30 days, Miller said.

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ALBION — Five people were booked into the Noble County Jail Tuesday and Wednesday, the county sheriff’s department said. • Jimmy Joe Ramey, 19, of Rome City was booked on a warrant for alleged theft-receiving stolen property. • Amy Renee Clawson, 26, of Wolcottville was booked on a warrant for alleged possession of methamphetamine. • Kennth England, 47, of Kendallville was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated-endangering a person. • David Christopher Gilbert, 21, of Avilla was booked on a warrant for alleged failure to register as a sex offender. • John Paul Lukins III, 33, of Fort Wayne was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content greater than 0.08, but less than 0.15, percent and misdemeanor driving while suspended.

Fuel stolen in drive-off ALBION — Someone stole fuel from a business in the 200 block of North Orange Street, the Albion Police Department said. The theft was reported Tuesday at 3:51 p.m.

Shoplifting alleged ROME CITY — Someone shoplifted from a business in the 200 block of Kelly Street, Rome City, the Noble County Sheriff’s Department said. The crime was reported Wednesday at 11:33 a.m.

Five crashes linked to wintry roads ALBION — Five crashes with no injuries were linked to wintry road conditions from Nov. 23 through

Wednesday, the Noble County Sheriff’s Department said. • Michael K. Roberts, 69, of Kimmell was northbound on S.R. 109 near C.R. 500S Nov. 23 at 4:17 p.m. when he lost control of his 2003 Dodge Dakota on the icy road. The pickup left the road, went into a steep ditch and hit a tree. Damage was estimated at $2,501-$5,000. • Jerry L. Kulp, 36, of Goshen was northbound on U.S. 33 near C.R. 50S Sunday at 8:23 p.m. when he took a curve too fast and braked too hard for the snowy road. His 2008 Dodge Caliber entered a ditch and rolled over, coming to rest against a tree. Damage was estimated at $5,001-$10,000. • Ezekiel Curry, 19, of Kimmell was northbound on C.R. 900W just south of Cromwell Road Monday at 6:13 a.m. when he lost control of his 2002 Chevy Impala on the icy road. The car struck a 2011 Ford Edge driven by Hope Koontz, 32, of Cromwell. Damage was estimated at $2,501-$5,000. • Jessica P. Kosteck, 18, of Garrett was eastbound on Baseline Road near C.R. 500E Wednesday at 7:39 a.m. when she tried to pass an eastbound 2009 Toyota Camry driven by Roberta J. Price-Munoz, 61, of Albion. Kosteck lost control of the 2001 Chevy Lumina she drove on the snowy road. The Lumina hit the Camry, sending both cars off the road, through a ditch and into a field. Damage was estimated at $5,001$10,000. • Ashley E. Click, 19, of Cromwell was westbound on C.R. 350S near C.R. 600W Wednesday at 1:14 p.m. when she lost control of her 2004 Chevy Cavalier on the snowy road. The car spun and hit a mailbox. Damage was estimated at $2,501-$5,000.

Two deer run into vehicles ALBION — Deer collided with vehicles Friday and Sunday, the Noble County Sheriff’s Department said. A deer ran into the car of Sue E. Bechtel, 42, of LaGrange on Angling Road near C.R. 1000N Friday at 6:55 p.m. A deer hit the pickup of Ronald A. Dazey, 49, of Albion on S.R. 9 near C.R. 150N Sunday at 4:05 p.m. No one was injured

SUV, car collide KENDALLVILLE — A sport-utility vehicle and car collided Saturday, the Noble County Sheriff’s Department said. Barbara J. Schaab, 56, of Kendallville was facing southeast on Terrace Hills Road, ready to turn left onto Rimmell Road at 2:32 p.m., when she failed to see a westbound 2008 Kia Optima driven by Brenda L. Cripe, 50, of Rome City. Schaab pulled the 2009 Toyota Rav 4 she drove into the intersection, where it was struck by the car. Damage was estimated at $10,001-$25,000. No injuries were reported.

Indiana Guard unit back from Afghanistan TRAFALGAR (AP) — Members of an Indiana National Guard unit marched behind Santa Claus as they arrived at a ceremony welcoming them home after a 10-month deployment to Afghanistan. About 110 soldiers from the 1438th Transportation Company based at Camp Atterbury were greeted with cheers Wednesday from hundreds of people who filled the gymnasium at Indian Creek High School in Trafalgar.

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Some 30 relatives of Sgt. Joanna Thompson were on hand, just as many of them were when she returned from a deployment to Iraq a few years ago. Debra Lindsay tells the Daily Journal it is a blessing to have her sister home in time for Christmas. Maj. Lisa Kopczynski says the soldiers provided security escorts for vehicles transporting food and other supplies to bases while in Afghanistan.

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Brief • Community center Christmas program set ALBION — The Sweet Church Community Center Christmas Program will take place Friday at 7 p.m. Participants can bring ornaments to hang on the Christmas tree or hang an ornament from previous years. Entertainment will be provided by Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church children and The Hook Family. Refreshments will be available. The former church, now restored and used as a community center, is at 3015 E. C.R. 415N in rural Albion.

Corrrection • Library employee raises are 3%, 2% KENDALLVILLE — Kendallville Public Library hourly employees will get a 3 percent pay raise, and salaried employees will get

a 2 percent increase in 2014. Due to a reporter’s error, Thursday’s story, “Library pauses expansion effort,” incorrectly reported the percentages of the pay raises. We apologize for the error.

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Deaths & Funerals • Robert Friesner PLYMOUTH — Robert L. Friesner, 75, passed away at 2:04 p.m. on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka. Robert was born on July 16, 1938, in Middlepoint, Ohio, to Dwight and Datha (Fox) Friesner. He graduated from Van Del High School Mr. Friesner in 1956. While in high school he played both basketball and baseball. He then met and married his wife of 55 years, Barbara Joyce Rawlings. He attended Findlay College and after he received his degree, he began his teaching career which lasted 39 years. He and Barbara Joyce spent their teaching years at West Noble in Ligonier, then moved to Lawrence Lake in Plymouth after they retired. His years in the classroom teaching U.S. history gave him much joy, and he did a great job keeping students’ attention. However, those less attentive students were brought back to his history world with a flying eraser. He spent his afterschool hours coaching cross-country with the help of his wife for many years. He worked his runners hard and had high expectations. However, many fine young men came through his program, including a state cross-country champion and three state-qualifying teams. He also used his love of basketball to coach a team to a sectional championship. Robert also coached wrestling, track and taught driver’s education. He was also a member of the Lions Club and West Noble Classroom Teachers’ Association and served on the Ligonier Library Board. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Joyce, and three daughters: Sherry Hughes, Deb (Larry) Miller and Kate (Josh) Harris; four grandchildren: Ryan, Tyler, Kalee and Maddie; brothers, Gerald (Mary) Friesner, Harold (Carrol) Friesner and Tom (Sharon) Friesner; and sisters-in-laws, Ellen Friesner and Sandy Friesner; along with several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a twin brother, Bill Friesner. The viewing will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, December 16, 2013, at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth. Funeral services will follow visitation at 7 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in New

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HOMER, Mich. — Phyllis Jeanette Nelson, 93, of Homer died on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at the Arbor Manor Rehabilitation and Care Center in Spring Arbor. Mrs. Nelson was James Wilson born in Hamilton, HAMILTON — James Indiana, to Lee Wilson, 57 years, of Eugene and Hamilton, passed away Mary (Miller) Tuesday, December 10, Till. 2013, at Lutheran Hospital, She Fort Wayne, Indiana. Mrs. graduated James was born March Washburn from 15, 1956, in Angola, Hamilton Indiana, the son of the late High School. On November Marlin Gerald and Naomi 23, 1939, she married Jean (Cole) Wilson. Kenneth Nelson. He preceded He was a 1974 graduate her in death. of Hamilton High School. Mrs. Nelson was a James worked as a farmer his entire life. James homemaker for several years staying home and raising her was a member of the Metz family. She also worked as Christian Church as well a sales person for Falconer’s as the Bethlehem Christian Clothing store in Homer and Union Church near Edon. was a school bus driver for James was a farm toy collector. He always enjoyed Homer Community Schools. Mrs. Nelson was a hunting and hanging around member of the First Presbytethe barn. He was preceded in death rian Church of Homer where by his parents and one sister, she belonged to the Mary Martha Circle. She also was Becky Jo Wilson. a life member of the Homer James is survived by VFW Auxiliary. Mrs. Nelson several close friends, Tom enjoyed playing bridge, and Betty Trausch of Edon; Roland and Roberta Holiday gardening and canning. Her of Hamilton, Doug and Tina favorite hobby was cooking and baking. She would Holiday of Angola, as well always be willing to make a as their children, Drew and pie for any type of function. Dougie Holiday, Catlyn She is survived by her Helmuth and his special daughters, Sherry (Jim) Boyd buddy, Dylan Holiday. of Homer and Merry (Louie) Funeral services for Mattia of Fremont, Ind.; James Lee Wilson will be four grandchildren, Bryan held at 3 p.m. Monday, (Nicole) Boyd and Eric December 16, 2013, in the Boyd, all of Homer, Nicholas Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral (Jess) Mattia of Savannah, Home, 3985 E. Church St., Hamilton, with Pastor Mike Ga., and Jessica (Brian) Colborn of Annapolis, Md. Hesterman officiating. She is also survived by five Interment will follow in great-grandchildren, Korrine Hamilton Cemetery. Boyd, Alyssa Boyd, Brody Visitation for James Lee Mattia, Weston Mattia and Wilson will be held one Delaney Colborn; and several hour prior to the service on Monday in the funeral home. nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death Those planning an by her parents, her husband, expression of sympathy are three sisters, and a brother. asked to consider memorial Family will gather with contributions be made to friends at the First PresbyMetz Christian Church 1945 S. C.R. 800E, Angola, terian Church of Homer on Saturday, December 21, 2013, IN 46703 or to Bethlehem from noon to 1 p.m. Christian Union Church, A memorial service 4016 C.R. M50, Edon, Ohio celebrating her life will take 43518. Condolences may be sent place at 1 p.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church of to the family or the online guest book may be signed at Homer with the Rev. Timothy Marvil officiating. A private interment will take place at Fairview Thomas Robinson Cemetery at Homer at a later MIDDLEBURY date. — Thomas Robinson, Memorial contributions are 69, of Middlebury died requested to the First PresbyWednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, terian Church of Homer or to at his home. the Homer VFW Auxiliary. Visitation will be from Assistance with memorials 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Milleris available at the Kempf Stewart Funeral Home, Funeral Home in Marshall. Middlebury. Leave a personal message Memorials are to the for the family and sign the Elkhart County Humane online guest book at www. Society.

Roy Watkins WINCHESTER — Roy Eugene Watkins, 87, of Winchester died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at the St. Vincent Randolph Hospital. Mr. Watkins worked as a machine repairman for many years. He was born on March 29, 1926 in Indianapolis to Eugene and Katherine Watkins. Surviving are three sons, Larry and Anne Watkins of Angola, Kenneth and Polly Watkins of Winchester and Dave and Tamara Watkins of Angola; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Gwendolyn (Jackson) Watkins on Dec. 25, 2012. A committal service will be held at noon on Saturday, Dec. 14, in the Franklin Chapel at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Greenwood. Burial will follow. A memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday, Dec. 28, at the Calvary Christian Church in Indianapolis noon for Roy and Gwendolyn. Thayer Funeral Home in Winchester is in charge of arrangements. To send online condolences go to thayerfu

Jack Nicole III COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jack C. “J.C.” Nicole III, born on July 16, 1977, to Jeanne Sevigny Hutchinson and Jack C. Nicole II, passed away at the age of 36. Jack graduated from Fremont High School with the class of 1995, in Fremont, Indiana. Jack enjoyed bowling, soccer and wrestling. Jack was truly a self-taught artist in every sense of the word. He loved working with his hands and being creative. Jack could draw; Jack could build a house from frame to finish, if it broke Jack could fix it. “Jack-of-most-trades’’ he called himself. Jack admired the art of glass blowing, and was as creative at blowing glass as any other craft he chose to learn. Jack was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman. Jack loved the outdoors, especially fishing, canoeing, hiking, backpacking, and camping. Colorado was Jack’s favorite, of the 45 states he had traveled. Jack is survived by his parents; his sister and brother; Lillian and Kyle Hutchinson of Rushville, Ohio; his grandparents, Leon and Anna Sevigny of Lancaster, Ohio; three great-aunts, Katherine Curtis of Watson, Illinois, Jeanne (Roger) Rouleau of Windham, N.H., and Claire

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PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday announced the execution of Kim Jong Un’s uncle, calling the leader’s former mentor a traitor and “worse than a dog.” The announcement came only days after Pyongyang announced through state media that Jang Song Thaek — long considered the country’s No. 2 power — had been Jang removed from all his posts because of allegations of corruption, drug use, gambling, womanizing and leading a “dissolute and depraved life.” Jang was seen as helping Kim Jong Un consolidate power after the death of his father, Kim Jong Il, two years ago. Jang was the latest and most significant in a series of personnel reshuffles that Kim has conducted in an apparent effort to bolster his power. Some analysts see the purge as a sign of Kim Jong Un’s growing confidence, but there has also been fear in Seoul that the removal of such an important part of the North’s government — seen by outsiders as the leading supporter of Chinese-style economic reforms — could create dangerous instability or lead to a miscalculation or attack on the South. Tensions are still high on the Korean Peninsula following a torrent of threats in March and April by Kim Jong Un’s government against Washington, Seoul and Tokyo, including vows of missile and nuclear strikes and warnings that Pyongyang would restart nuclear bomb fuel production. Jang was married to Kim Jong Un’s aunt, Kim Kyong Hui, the younger sister of Kim Jong Il. He was earlier described by state media as “abusing his power,” being “engrossed in irregularities and corruption,” and taking drugs and squandering money at casinos while undergoing medical treatment in a foreign country.

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Jerry Moon BUTLER — Jerry Edward Moon, 81, of Butler died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at DeKalb Health in Auburn. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Weicht Funeral Home in Angola. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Steuben County Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Saturday prior to the service.


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in the strike, and there were conflicting reports about whether there were militants traveling with the wedding convoy. A military official said initial information indicated the drone mistook the wedding party for an al-Qaida convoy. He said tribesmen known to the villagers were among the dead. One of the three security officials, however, said al-Qaida militants were suspected to have been traveling with the wedding convoy. The CIA declined to comment on the reported drone strike. While the U.S. acknowledges its drone program in Yemen, it

does not usually talk about individual strikes. If further investigations determine that the victims were all civilians, the attack could fuel an outburst of anger against the United States and the government in Sanaa among a Yemeni public already opposed to the U.S. drone strikes. Civilian deaths have bred resentments on a local level, sometimes undermining U.S. efforts to turn the public against the militants. The backlash in Yemen is still not as large as in Pakistan, where there is heavy pressure on the government to force limits on strikes — but public calls for a halt to strikes are starting to emerge.

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Heaping seven nominations on both the con-artist melodrama “American Hustle” and the grimly historical “12 Years a Slave,” the Golden Globes nominations set up a showdown of contrasts: comedy and drama, light and dark, white and black. The two films were validated as Academy Awards front-runners in the Globes nominations announced Thursday in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, refining what had been a scattered awards season in a year many consider encouragingly plentiful of worthy movies. The differences between the two top-nominees are vast. While David O. Russell’s fictionalized caper “American Hustle” takes a playful, exaggerated approach to an already outlandish story (the FBI’s scandal-uncovering Abscam investigation in the disco 1970s), Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave,” based on Solomon Northup’s 1853 memoir, is unflinching in its portrait of Southern slavery — a subject Hollywood has seldom depicted rigorously or truthfully. “I feel this film is pivotal and just good for the world,” said Lupita Nyong’o, who was nominated for best supporting actress. The other nominations for “12 Years a Slave” include best picture, drama; best actor for Chiwetel Ejiofor; best director for McQueen; and best supporting actor for Michael Fassbender. “American Hustle,” though equally dramatic as it is comedic, is for Russell a closely felt story of self-renewal. Reteaming much of the casts from his last two acclaimed films (“Silver Linings Playbook” and “The Fighter”), the movie’s warm reception completes a personal redemption for the director. “There is not a molecule in my body that isn’t humbly grateful,” said Russell. “From the second we made ‘The Fighter,’ it’s been a journey that began from a low point for me to a new period that I feel my life was leading up to.” “American Hustle” received nominations for best picture, comedy; Russell for best director; Christian Bale for best actor, comedy; Amy Adams for best actress, comedy; and Jennifer Lawrence, last year’s Oscar darling, for best supporting actress. The distinction drawn by the Globes between drama and comedy-musical, won’t be there for Oscar voters, who’ll have to weigh the differences of “12 Years a Slave” and “American Hustle” — that classic

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dichotomy of hard-to-watch and easy-on-the-eyes — against each other. The field can’t be said to have narrowed too much, though. The innovative, 3-D space odyssey “Gravity,” which received four nominations Thursday including best dramatic film and best actress for Sandra Bullock, will surely be more of a heavyweight at the Academy Awards, which honor technical achievement categories that the Globes don’t. The ’60s Greenwich Village folk tale “Inside Llewyn Davis” (three nods) and the soulful, futuristic romance “Her” (three nominations) have each won best film from other groups. Support is also strong for Alexander Payne’s father-son road trip “Nebraska” (five nominations), the Somali pirate thriller “Captain Phillips” (four nods), and Martin Scorsese’s wild high-finance party “The Wolf of Wall Street” (two noms). All five were nominated for best picture. A movie that could have been a theatrical release, Steven Soderbergh’s Liberace drama “Behind the Candelabra,” topped the Globes’ television nominations. The HBO film helped the cable channel yield a leading nine nominations among TV networks. The digital platform Netflix, though, emerged as a new challenger with six total nods. The subscription service’s first major foray into original programming, the political thriller “House of Cards,” tied “Candelabra” with four nominations. “House of Cards,” produced by David Fincher and starring Kevin Spacey, is also a product of filmmakers who turned to the small screen. But in a year where TV’s rise was much trumpeted, the movies put forth a dynamic argument for the big screen. Ron Howard, whose Formula One thriller “Rush” was a surprise nominee as best dramatic film and best supporting actor for Daniel Bruhl, said it’s a “remarkable movie season.” “It’s a great time for the medium in the face of a lot economic doubt and a lot of competition from other mediums,” said Howard. This year’s comedy competition — usually a mixed bag compared to the dramatic categories — could be the strongest field ever for the Globes (even if many don’t neatly slide under the label of “comedy” or “musical”). Aside from “American Hustle,” the group includes “The Wolf of Wall Street,” ”Nebraska,” ”Her” and “Inside Llewyn

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Barker celebrates 90th on ‘Price’ NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Barker’s 90th birthday present is urging one more contestant to “come on down” from the audience on “The Price Is Right.” The veteran game-show host, at the helm of “The Price Is Right” from 1972 to 2007, was invited back by current host Drew Carey on Thursday to celebrate the milestone birthday. He moved a little more slowly, and his microphone was a little thicker, but Barker fell right back into the groove. The audience gave him a standing ovation, and he joined with Carey in encouraging viewers to spay or neuter


This Nov. 5 photo shows Bob Barker posing on the set of “The Price is Right” with a cake celebrating his 90th birthday at CBS Studios in Los Angeles. The veteran game show host, at the helm of “The Price is Right” from 1972 to 2007, was invited back by current host Drew Carey on Thursday to celebrate the milestone birthday.

their pets — Barker’s longtime cause. To the reception, Barker

said, “You folks appreciate the fact that it has taken me a long time to become 90.”

No Grammy competition with Shelton, Lambert UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (AP) — Blake Shelton likes his odds when it comes to this year’s Grammy Awards. Shelton’s “Mine Would Be You” and Miranda Lambert’s “Mama’s Broken Heart” are both nominated for best country solo performance, doubling his chances of nabbing a golden gramophone in his home. “I hope one of us wins that thing because I want one in my house for sure,” Shelton said in an interview. “The thing about an actual

Grammy is if you set it up high enough on the shelf people can’t read that plaque, and if somebody comes in the house and they’re like, ‘You got a Grammy.’ It’s like, ‘Yeah. Oh yeah I got one.’ And they don’t actually read that it’s to Miranda.” Shelton has yet to win a Grammy; Lambert, his wife, won her first in 2011. Both of their tracks are also nominated for best country song, though the singers didn’t earn nominations because they didn’t write the

tunes. Shelton made the comments Tuesday while promoting “The Voice,” where his three-time winning streak came to an end when his final teammate, Cole Vosbury, was eliminated. The country star is looking ahead to the Grammys, where’s he’s up for best country album for his eighth album, “Based on a True Story…” He will battle Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw and newcomer Kacey Musgraves in the latter category.



Weekend Whereabouts • Holiday Events Winter Wonderland. Mid-America Windmill Museum, 732 S. Allen Capel Road, Kendallville. Annual holiday tradition at the museum. Lights glow and fill the sky, windmills and grounds with color, movement. Live Nativity on Saturdays. In Baker Hall Santa Claus has a bag loaded with treats for the children. Crafts, food and beverages available. 5:30 p.m. 347-2334. December 13,14,15 Glory and Majesty of Christmas. Blue Gate Theater, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana. A living Christmas card that tells the story at the heart of the season. 7 p.m. 888-447-4725. December 13, 14 Luckey Hospital Museum Musical Christmas. Luckey Hospital Museum, U.S. 33 and S.R. 109, Wolf Lake. Everyone invited to Luckey Hospital Museum Musical Christmas in the Country Nov. 30, Dec. 1, Dec. 7 and Dec. 8. The original surgery room is restored to its 1930 look. The delivery room is ready for babies as it was from 1930 to 1957. The iron lung looks as if it is caring for patients of the 1950s. Special exhibit will start the holiday season. Musical automatons will play Christmas music and move. The hospital did not have music boxes but it has a rare and unique

radio. Unique holiday fun for all ages. Group tours by appointment. Call 635-2490 or 693-3788. 1 p.m. December 14 Festival of Lights. Lakewood Park Baptist Church, 5555 C.R. 29, Auburn. The 26th anniversary of the Festival of Lights features the dramatic musical “The Journey,” with music, drama, comedy and 40,000 computerized lights. The event is free, but seating is limited. For ticket information, contact Lakewood Park Ministries at 925-2006. 7 p.m. December 13,14, 15 Breakfast with Santa! Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St, Fort Wayne. Sign up for a special VIP breakfast before he makes his final list of who has been naughty and nice. Breakfast will include pancakes, sausages and eggs, milk or juice for the kids and coffee for the adults. 9 a.m. 427-6440. December 14 Breakfast with Santa. Amish Acres Historical Farmstead & Heritage Resort, 1600 W. Market St., Nappanee. 9 a.m. December 14 Festival of Gingerbread. History Center, 302 E. Berry St., Fort Wayne. The annual fundraiser to benefit the History Center. 10 a.m. 426.2882. December 14 Santa & the Reindeer. Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun

rock band Red Tree will perform. 7 p.m. December 13 The Filthy Rags. Cupbearer Cafe, 138 E. Seventh St., Auburn. Live music from husband-andwife duet The Filthy Rags. 7 p.m. December 14 2013 “Christmas Spectacular” Concert. Angola High School, 350 S. John McBride Ave., Angola. 2013 “Christmas Spectacular” featuring the Angola School Choirs. Saturday, December 14 at Angola High School at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5. Prior to the concert, there will be “Spaghetti With Santa” for those who would like to join us. Dinner (spaghetti, meatballs, salad and breadstick) is $5 and will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. in the AHS Commons. Dinner requires a pre-sale registration. You can get tickets for both events online at or call Angola High School at 665-2186. Proceeds benefit Angola School Choirs. 7:30 p.m. December 14 Fort Wayne Philharmonic Holiday Pops Concert. DeKalb High School, 3424 C.R. 427, Waterloo. Psi Iota Xi presents the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Holiday Pops Concert. Tickets are available at Carbaugh Jewelers in Auburn, by calling Jan at 925-1672 or any Eta Xi member. $12 adults, $7 students. 2:30 p.m. December 13

St., Fort Wayne. Santa and two of his reindeer will greet the children while Mom and Dad take pictures to capture the moment. Explore the Conservatory in its holiday glory; this year’s theme is “A Fireside Christmas.” Regular admission fees apply. Noon. 427-6440. December 14 LeFevres & Nelons Christmas Show. Blue Gate Theater, 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana. 7 p.m. 888-447-4725. December 14

Theater The Sound of Music. Wagon Wheel Theatre, 2515 E Center St., Warsaw. 574-267-8041. 8 p.m. December 13, 2 p.m. December 15 Same Time, Next Year. Arena Dinner Theatre, 719 Rockhill St., Fort Wayne. 8 p.m. December 13, 14, 2 p.m. December 15

Music Fort Wayne Philharmonic Holiday Pops!. Embassy Theatre, 125 West Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. Featuring The Phil Chorus, Fort Wayne Children’s Choir and vocalists Christine Cornish Smith, Kelsey Crimson, Nathaniel Irvin and Blaine Krauss. 2 and 8 p.m. December 14 Red Tree. Cupbearer Cafe, 138 E. Seventh St., Auburn. Progressive

Work starts on Newtown-inspired ‘Child’s Requiem’ BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Composer Steven Sametz has written dozens of pieces in his long and prolific career, perhaps none so personal as the one he’s about to begin: a requiem for the victims of the schoolhouse massacre in Newtown, Conn. The Lehigh University music professor grew

up about 20 miles from Newtown, where a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012. “I know well what it was like to grow up in a small Connecticut town, and in what should have been, for all, a really beautiful time of life,” Sametz said in an

interview at Lehigh, a private school north of Philadelphia. “And it struck me that these children were cut from that, tragically.” Sametz recently won a $25,000 music prize from the University of Connecticut to compose a piece for chorus and orchestra, based on the idea that music can aid the healing process — and he’s

seeking ideas and input from children around the U.S. His working title: “A Child’s Requiem.” “This is just my way of putting something into the world that might be positive or helpful in the face of something that was horrifying,” he said. Musicians often respond to tragedy by working out

their emotions in song and helping provide catharsis to others. Music played a huge part in the one-year observance of the Sept. 11 attacks, for example, with choral groups around the world performing Mozart’s “Requiem” on the anniversary of the moment when the first plane hit in New York.


Who’s Noteworthy • Angola • Piggy’s Brew Pub, 2201 N. Wayne St. DJ providing music. December 13, until midnight. • Wacky Jac’s, 1108 W. Maumee St., One Ton Trio. Live rock ’n’ roll December 14, 9:30 p.m. • The Venue, 110 W. Maumee St., Boomswang – live rock ’n’ roll. December 13, 14, 10 p.m.

Garrett • Martin’s Tavern, 115 N. Randolph St. Live music from Actual Size. December 13, 14, 10 p.m. • Traxside, 118 N. Peters St.. Hip-Hop music December 13, 10 p.m. Karaoke. December 14, 10 p.m.

Fort Wayne • Eddie Merlot’s Fort Wayne, 1502 Illinois Road. South. Doug & Craig Live Music. December 13, 6:30 p.m. • Piere’s Entertainment Center, 5629 St. Joe Road. Live music from The Recent. December 13, 9 p.m. Live music from Cougar Hunter. December 14, 9 p.m.

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Area Activities • Today Community Table: Free Meal & Groceries: Free meal from 10:30-11:30 a.m., and Community Harvest food truck delivering at 11 a.m. Trinity Assembly of God Church, 1288 W. Union St., Ligonier. 10:30 a.m. Euchre Community Games: Call 347-4226 for more information. Noble County Council on Aging, 111 Cedar St., Kendallville. 12:30 p.m. Central Noble Food Pantry: Provides dry goods, health and beauty products, dairy and meat. Call Bonnie Brownell at 564-8160 for more information. Central Noble Food Pantry, 104 S. Orange St., Albion. 1 p.m. Winter Wonderland: Annual holiday tradition at the museum. Lights glow and fill the sky, windmills and grounds with color, movement. Live Nativity on Saturdays. In Baker Hall Santa Claus has a bag loaded with treats for the children. Crafts, food and beverages available. Mid-America Windmill Museum, 732 S. Allen Chapel Road, Kendallville. 5:30 p.m. 347-2334 Community Christmas Greetings: Free drive-through display at Bixler Lake Park features 66 Christmas card boards crafted by area youth and organizations. Open nightly from 6-9 p.m. through December. Refreshments and horse-drawn wagon rides

available Dec. 14 and Dec. 21. Bixler Lake Park, Kendallville. 6 p.m. 347-1064 Gamblers Anonymous: Standing meeting every Friday in conference room 1. Contact 599-0238 for more information. Kendallville Public Library, 221 S. Park Ave., Kendallville. 6:30 p.m. 343-2010

Saturday, Dec. 14 Luckey Hospital Museum: The Luckey Hospital Museum began when Dr. James E. Luckey’s great-nieces Mary and Shirley decided to open a small museum to display their private collection. Both are retired RNs and have been collecting obsolete medical equipment for years. The collection has grown and expanded to include the entire first floor of the former hospital. Tours available by calling 635-2490 or 635-2256. Luckey Hospital Museum, U.S. 33 and S.R. 109, Wolf Lake. 10 a.m.

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Members of the Alpha Associate Chapter of Tri Kappa met Dec. 4 at the home of Jane Roush. Committee members and new members are Cindy Jolieff, new member; Nancy

Diggins, committee member; Carol Stoneburner, new member; Sherry Hutchins, committee member; Jane Roush, hostess; and Gretchen Riehm, committee member.

Bingo: Bingo games. Warm ups at 12:30 pm and games at 1:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Sylvan Lake Improvement Association. Rome City Bingo Hall, S.R. 9, Rome City. 12:30 p.m. Carol: The Studio 7 drama ministry performs a modern-day drama/musical inspired by ‘‘A Christmas Carol,’’ penned by KPC Media Group journalist James Tew. First Church of God, 111 S. Oak St., Kendallville. 6 p.m.

Kendallville Public Library News • Here are the programs coming up at the Kendallville Public Library: • LEGO Club — Mondays, Dec. 16, 23 and 30 at 3:30 p.m. LEGO Club is back for some after school fun. Children of all ages can attend each week for building challenges and creative play. • Tablet & eReader Petting Zoo — Monday from 9 a.m. to noon; Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 18, from 1 to 4 p.m.; Thursday, Dec. 19, from 3 to 6 p.m. At these Tablet & eReader Petting Zoo, patrons will play with technology like an iPad, Kindle, Kindle Fire, Sony Reader, HansPad, Ematic, and Kyros 7. • Preschool Storytime: Winter — Tuesday at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Winter is almost here,

and many children are ready for the snow, ice and more … they’ll get it at Preschool Storytime. • Teen Movie Night — Tuesday at 4 p.m. Teens who love Percy Jackson can watch ‘‘Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters at the Teen Movie Night.’’ Snacks will be provided. This movie is rated PG and runs 106 minutes. • “Ugly Sweater” Box Fort Building — Thursday, Dec. 19, at 3:30 p.m. Children love to build box forts out of cardboard and duct tape, and this time around they’ll do that while wearing an ugly sweater. • Novel Conversations — Thursday, Dec. 19, at 6:30 p.m. The Novel Conversations group will meet at Joanna’s Dealicious Treats to discuss ‘‘The Witch of Little Italy’’ by Suzanne Palmieri. Books are available now at the

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Adult Reference Desk. • Minecraft Mania — Thursday, Dec. 19, at 5:30 p.m. At Minecraft Mania, a Minecraft expert will be on hand to offer tips and tricks as teens build their world or simply try to survive. Those with an account, laptop, iPad, or iPhone, should bring it along. The library will have laptops and accounts available for others who need them. • iPad App Pack — Thursday, Dec.19, at 7 p.m. The iPad App Pack is a group of iPad users who want to share their device experience and learn from others. Anyone with an iPad is welcome to join. • Moments from Mindy’s Kitchen — Friday, Dec. 20, at 12 p.m. Mindy Patterson, along with guest cook LeeAnn DePew, will demonstrate some of their favorite Christmas dishes. Bring a sack lunch to eat while they cook, and then sample the treats they make. Registration is required. • Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament — Saturday, Dec. 21 and 28, at 10 a.m. There is a $2 tournament fee that should be paid at the door, or participants can pay a $5 fee and receive a pack of cards.

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Alpha Associate Chapter members Jane Roush, Nancy Diggins, Diane Trees and Debra Hockley make blankets as

gifts for children at Riley Hospital in Indianapolis.

Blanket-making highlights sorority’s Christmas party KENDALLVILLE — Jane Roush served as hostess when 17 members of the Alpha Associate Chapter of Tri Kappa met at her home Dec. 4 for dinner and a Christmas party. Assisting the hostess were Gretchen Riehm, Sherry Hutchins and Nancy Diggins. Following dinner, chapter president Mary Lash conducted a short meeting. She welcomed new members Cindy Jolieff

and Carol Stonerbuner, who have affiliated to Alpha Chapter. Corresponding secretary Sue Sherer read thank you notes from Noble House and Common Grace for recent donations. Newsletters were read from Black Pine Sanctuary and Life and Family Services. Scholarship chairman Ginny Sparks reported on the applications she has

Religion Notes • Church to present ‘angel’s account’

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WOLCOTTVILLE — Liberty Free Will Baptist Church will present “The Angel’s Amazing Account” Sunday at 6 p.m. at the church on the south edge of Wolcottville at 2900 E. C.R. 1150N. Refreshments will follow the program. For more information, call Pastor Terry Hinds at 765-7484244.

ALBION — The Albion Wesleyan Church youth group will offer child care Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the church at 800 E. Main St., Albion. The youth will care for children from infants through fifth-graders for as much or little of the day as the parent or guardian needs. Plans include games, activities, naps if necessary and movies.

GARRETT — Nominations for the 2014 Garrett High School Distinguished Alumni Hall of Honor are due Dec. 31. The purpose of the award is to recognize and honor those graduates, living and deceased, who have brought honor to the school through exemplary actions and

achievements and to provide present-day students with role models. Any individual, excluding committee members, may nominate an unlimited number of alumni. The criteria for selection includes an honoree be a graduate of Garrett High School and a period of 10 years must have




Lunch will be provided. Care costs $10 for the first child and $5 for each additional child from the same family. Proceeds will go to fund youth group programs, events and projects. If someone other than the person who dropped the children off will pick them up, a signed letter identifying who will pick them up is needed. For more information, call 636-2660.

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received for the various Tri Kappa state scholarships. Lash turned the evening’s activities over to Philanthropy Committee chairman Bonnie DeCamp. She led members in making 25 fleece blankets to be taken to Riley Hospital as Alpha’s Christmas gifts for the children. After a winter hiatus, Alpha members will meet next on April 2, at Parkview Noble Hospital.








elapsed between graduation and eligibility for induction into the Hall of Honor. Recipients will be selected based on the impact or contribution he or she has made in one of the following areas: • Civic/patriotic service including Olympians, distinguished war veterans or government officials; • Humanitarian including volunteer service or philanthropy; and • Professional including work in education, medicine, the arts, engineering, religion or business. Nomination forms can be found on the Garrett-KeyserButler Schools website at Click Garrett High School, Hall of Honor, Nomination Form. Please mail nominations forms to: Distinguished Alumni, Attn: Jamie Freeze, 801 E. Houston St., Garrett, IN 46738 or by email at:




Kerry starts talks on ninth trip to Middle East RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Continuing a furious pace of shuttle diplomacy aimed at securing an elusive Israeli-Palestinian peace deal by spring, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry opened meetings Thursday in the Middle East on his ninth trip of the year to the region. Concerned that a final status agreement may not be possible by the May target that the two sides accepted when they resumed talks in August, senior U.S. officials said Kerry was hoping for a framework accord that would contain the principles of a comprehensive pact, but not specific details. If such an outline could be achieved, the negotiations

could be extended beyond the nine-month timeline originally set by Kerry, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, the officials said. The officials, who spoke to reporters aboard Kerry’s plane on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the negotiations publicly, stressed that an agreement on all issues — including security, borders of a future Palestinian state, the status of Jerusalem and the fate of Palestinian refugees — by May remains the goal. But, should that prove unworkable, they said a framework

agreement would buy time for additional negotiations. Netanyahu and Abbas agreed after numerous rounds of meetings with Kerry to negotiate for a minimum of nine months. A framework accord, the officials said, would be a “logical step” on the path to a final status agreement. As rare, heavy snow fell on Israel and the Palestinian territories, Kerry met Thursday evening with Abbas in Ramallah. He is to see Netanyahu on Friday before heading to Jordan and then flying to Vietnam and the Philippines. In Ramallah and Jerusalem, he will also follow up on elements of a West Bank security

plan, ideas for which he unveiled on his most recent visit to the region just last week, and other points of potential progress. But his latest visit comes amid Palestinian unhappiness with the security plan and few, if any, tangible signs of progress. Kerry, along with special U.S. Mideast peace envoy Martin Indyk, met separately and then together for about three hours Monday with chief Israeli negotiator Tzipi Livni and her Palestinian counterpart, Saeb Erekat, Psaki said. Livni and Erekat were in Washington for a Mideast conference in which President Barack Obama, Netanyahu and Kerry partic-

ipated. Kerry also spoke Wednesday by phone with Netanyahu. On Monday, though, top Abbas aide Yasser Abed Rabbo said if Kerry finalized a framework accord, he would be breaking a promise to try to negotiate a final agreement in the current round of talks. The Palestinians are concerned that a framework deal will accommodate very specific Israeli security demands while offering only vague promises to the Palestinians, Abed Rabbo said. Security arrangements between Israel and a future Palestine would be central to such a framework. Kerry has argued that progress in

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Republican presidential primaries. The second-ranking Democrat, Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, joined other party leaders in swinging behind the measure, even though he noted that he represents 62,000 federal workers and said future government employees will pay higher pensions costs because of the bill. “This agreement is better than the alternative” of ever deeper across-the-board cuts, he said. The agreement, negotiated by Ryan and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray of Washington — and endorsed by the White House — would set overall spending levels for the current budget year and the one that begins on Oct. 1, 2014. That straightforward action would probably eliminate the possibility of another government shutdown and reduce the opportunity for the periodic brinkmanship of the kind that has flourished in the current three-year era of divided government. The measure would erase $63 billion in across-theboard cuts set for January and early 2015 on domestic

and defense programs, leaving about $140 billion in reductions in place. On the other side of the budget ledger, it projects savings totaling $85 billion over the coming decade, enough to show a deficit reduction of about $23 billion over the 10-year period. The cuts would be replaced with savings generated from dozens of sources. Among them are higher airline security fees, curbs on the pension benefits of new federal workers and additional costs for corporations whose pensions are guaranteed by the federal government. The measure also would slow the annual cost-of-living increase in benefits for military retirees under the age of 62. The bill includes a 90-day provision that postpones a 20 percent cut in reimbursements for doctors who treat Medicare patients and replaces it with an increase of one-half of one percent The combination of short-term spending increases and long-term savings would send deficits higher for the current budget year and each of the next two, a dramatic departure from the conservative

orthodoxy that Republicans have enforced since taking control of the House three years ago. That was a step too far for many Republicans, including some seeking election to the Senate next year. Rep. Jack Kingston of Georgia, one of several Senate hopefuls from his state, said he would vote against the legislation. He said the existing across-theboard cuts “have a tendency to cut out muscle with fat, but it’s still the only tool in town for cutting spending.” Rep. Tom Cotton, who is challenging Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas, announced his opposition, too, and said the legislation “busts the spending caps that took effect just months ago by spending billions now in exchange for supposed long-term spending cuts.” Other Republicans said despite shortcomings, the bill was the best the party could get in divided government. “We have Republican and Democratic-controlled houses and as a result no one solution is possible,” said Rep. Darrell Issa of California.

Many Americans Interpreter says he hallucinated pass on holiday shopping sprees NEW YORK (AP) — Many Americans are watching the annual holiday spending ritual from the sidelines this year. Money is still tight for some. Others are fed up with commercialism of the holidays. Still others are waiting for bigger bargains. And people like Lark-Marie Anton Menchini are more thoughtful about their purchases. The New York public relations executive says in the past she’d buy her children up to eight Christmas gifts each, but this year they’re getting three apiece. The leftover money is going toward their college savings. “We told them Santa is … being very conscious of how many gifts he puts on his sleigh,” Menchini, 36, says. Despite an improving economy, most workers are not seeing meaningful wage increases. And those who can splurge say the brash commercialism around the holidays — many more stores are opening for business on Thanksgiving — is a turnoff. But perhaps the biggest factor is that shoppers are less motivated than ever by holiday sales. Since the Great Recession, retailers have been dangling more discounts throughout the year, so Americans have learned to hold out for even deeper holiday savings on clothes, electronics and more. To stay competitive and boost sales, retailers are slashing prices further during their busiest season of the year, which is cutting into their own profit margins. There aren’t reliable figures on how many people plan to shop during the holidays. But early data points to a shift in holiday spending. The National Retail Federation estimates that sales during the start to the official start to season — the four-day weekend that began on Thanksgiving Day — dropped 2.9 percent from last year to $57.4 billion. That would mark the first decline in the seven years the trade group has tracked spending. And during the week afterward — which ended on Sunday — sales fell another 2.9 percent compared with a year ago, according to data tracker ShopperTrak, which did not give dollar amounts. Meanwhile, the number of shoppers in stores plunged nearly 22 percent. The numbers are sobering

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The man accused of faking sign interpretation while standing alongside world leaders like U.S. President Barack Obama at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service said Thursday he hallucinated that angels for retailers, which depend were entering the stadium, on making up to 40 percent has schizophrenia and has of their revenue in the last been violent in the past. two months of the year. Thamsanqa Jantjie said They suggest shifts in the in a 45-minute interview attitudes of U.S. shoppers with The Associated Press that could force stores to that his hallucinations began reshape their strategies. while he was interpreting Stores slashed prices and that he tried not to panic during the recession to because there were “armed get financially-strapped policemen around me.” shoppers in stores and to He added that he was once better compete with the hospitalized in a mental cheaper prices of online health facility for more than retailers like Amazon. But one and a half years. shoppers got used to those The statements by Jantjie deals and now won’t buy also raise serious security without them. The constant issues for Obama, other discounting has blunted the heads of state and United “wow” factor of sales during Nations Secretary-General the holidays. Ban Ki-moon who stood For instance, some next to Jantjie as they made retailers were offering speeches at FNB Stadium discounts of 40 percent in Soweto, Johannesburg’s or more on the day after famed black township. The Thanksgiving known ceremony honored Mandela, as Black Friday. But the anti-apartheid icon and Jennifer Ambrosh, 40 former president who died was unimpressed with the on Dec. 5. “deals” she saw on that A South African deputy day. “There’s a lot of hype, Cabinet minister, Hendribut … the deals aren’t that etta Bogopane-Zulu, later good,” Ambrosh, an accoun- held a news conference to tant, says. announce that “a mistake Overall, the retail federa- happened” in the hiring of tion expects spending in Jantjie. However, many November and December questions remain, including to rise 3.9 percent to $602.1 who in the government billion. But to get that hired the company that growth, analysts say retailers contracted Jantjie, how will need to discount much money the governheavily, which eats away ment paid the company and profits. Jantjie’s own involvement There are signs that with the company — and profits for the quarter even whether it really exists. that includes the holiday AP journalists who season are being hurt by the visited the address of discounting. Walmart and the company that Jantjie American Eagle Outfitters provided found a different are among 47 retailers that company there, whose have slashed their outlooks managers said they for either the quarter or the knew nothing about SA year. Overall, retailers’ earnings growth is expected to be up 2.1 percent, according to research firm Retail Metrics. That would be the worst performance JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. since profit fell 6.7 percent (AP) — Residents in some in the second quarter of parts of the U.S. are signing 2009 when the country was up for health care coverage in a recession. at a significantly greater rate The recession not only than others through the new taught Americans to expect online insurance marketbargains. It also showed them places now operating in that they could make do with every state. less. And in the economic The discrepancy may recovery, many have trace back to the political maintained that frugality. leanings of their elected So whereas in a better leaders. economy, Americans Newly released federal would make both big and figures show more people small purchases, in this are picking private insurance economy they’re being plans or being routed to more thoughtful and making Medicaid programs in states choices about what to buy. with Democratic leaders That hasn’t boded who have fully embraced well for retailers that sell the federal health care clothing, shoes and holiday law than in states where items. That’s because Republican elected officials Americans are buying more have derisively rejected big-ticket items over the what they call “Obamacare.” holidays. On one side of the


Thamsanqa Jantjie gesticulates at his home during an interview in Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday. Jantjie, the man accused of faking sign interpre-

Interpreters. A woman who answered the phone at a number that Jantjie provided confirmed that she worked at the company that hired him for the memorial service but declined comment and hung up. Government officials said they have tried to track down the company that provided Jantjie but the owners “have vanished into thin air,” said BogopaneZulu, deputy minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities. She apologized to deaf people around the world who were offended by Jantjie’s incomprehensible signing and said an investigation is under way to determine how Jantjie was hired and what vetting process, if any, he underwent for his security clearance. The deputy minister said the translation

tation next to world leaders at Nelson Mandela’s memorial, told a local newspaper that he was hallucinating and hearing voices.

company offered sub-standard services and the rate they purportedly paid the translator, $77 a day, is far below the usual rate of up to $164 an hour. Ordinarily, sign language interpreters in South Africa are switched every 20 minutes to maintain their concentration levels, she said. Jantjie was on the stage for the entire service that lasted more than four hours. The deputy minister declined to say who in South Africa’s government was responsible for contracting the company that provided the bogus translator, or how those rules were flouted. “It’s an interdepartmental responsibility,” she said. “We are trying to establish what happened.” Jantjie insisted in the AP interview that he was doing proper sign-language interpretation of the

speeches of world leaders. But he also apologized for his performance that has been dismissed by many sign-language experts as gibberish. “I would like to tell everybody that if I’ve offended anyone, please, forgive me,” Jantjie said in his tidy cement house outfitted with a big-screen TV and with two late-model cars in the carport on the outskirts of Soweto. “But what I was doing, I was doing what I believe is my calling. I was doing what I believe makes a difference.” “What happened that day, I see angels come to the stadium … I start realizing that the problem is here. And the problem, I don’t know the attack of this problem, how will it comes. Sometimes I react violent on that place. Sometimes I will see things that chase me,” Jantjie said.

Health sign-ups differ among states political divide are a dozen mostly Democratic leaning states, including California, Minnesota and New York. They have both expanded Medicaid for lower-income adults and started their own health insurance exchanges for people to shop for federally subsidized private insurance. On the other side are two dozen conservative states, such as Texas, Florida and Missouri. They have both rejected the Medicaid expansion and refused any role in running an online insurance exchange, leaving that entirely to the federal government. The new federal figures, providing a state-by-state breakdown of enrollment in the new health care program through November, showed

that the political differences among leaders over the initiative are turning into differences in participation among the uninsured. Even though many conservative states have higher levels of poverty and more people without health coverage, fewer of them may receive new insurance, said Dylan Roby, an assistant public health professor at the Center for Health Policy Research at the University of California, Los Angeles. With the patchwork implementation of the federal health care law, “the gap will exacerbate,” Roby said The U.S. Health and Human Services Department reported this week that 364,682 people had

signed up for private coverage through the new health insurance marketplaces as of Nov. 30 and an additional 803,077 had been determined eligible for Medicaid. But the rate of residents gaining health coverage was more than three times as great in the states embracing the federal health care law than in those whose leaders have resisted it. In the dozen states embracing the overhaul, more than 50 percent of those who applied for coverage picked an insurance plan or were eligible for Medicaid. That rate was barely 15 percent in the two dozen states that aren’t cooperating in the implementation of the federal health care law.


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THURSDAY’S GAME BROOKLYN ..........................102 L.A. CLIPPERS .......................93

THURSDAY’S GAMES TAMPA BAY.................................2 DETROIT.......................................1 COLUMBUS ..............................4 N.Y. RANGERS .........................2

Rogers taking Colts in right direction INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Da’Rick Rogers might have solved one of the Colts’ most pressing problems. Ever since receiver Reggie Wayne went down for the season with a torn ACL, the Colts have been searching for someone to take the pressure off rising star T.Y. Hilton and give quarterback Andrew Luck a legitimate second option at the position. Indy turned to Rogers, a troubled player who was booted from the team at the University of Tennessee, went undrafted in April and was cut by Buffalo before the season began. In his second NFL game this past Sunday against Cincinnati, Rogers caught six passes for 107 yards and two touchdowns. Colts receivers coach Charlie

ST. LOUIS ....................................6 TORONTO....................................3

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COLORADO ...............................4 WINNIPEG ..................................3 PHILADELPHIA .......................2 MONTREAL.................................1 OTTAWA ........................................2 BUFFALO .....................................1

CALGARY .....................................2 CAROLINA...................................1 NASHVILLE.................................3 DALLAS .........................................1

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TODAY BOYS BASKETBALL Northridge at Angola, 6:15 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL Central Noble at Westview, 6 p.m. Churubusco at West Noble, 6 p.m. Eastside at Prairie Heights, 6 p.m. Fairfield at Lakeland, 6 p.m. Garrett at Adams Central, 6 p.m. Bellmont at East Noble, 6:15 p.m. Carroll at DeKalb, 6:15 p.m.

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TODAY BOXING FS1 — Junior middleweights, Errol Spence Jr. (9-0-0) vs. Noe Bolanos (25-8-1); junior featherweights, Joseph Diaz Jr. (8-1-0) vs. Carlos Rodriguez (21-11-3); junior middleweights, Jermall Charlo (16-0-0) vs. Joseph de los Santos (16-12-3); champion Francisco Vargas (17-01) vs. Jerry Belmontes (18-2-0), for NABF/ WBO Intercontinental junior lightweight titles; welterweights, Josesito Lopez (30-6-0) vs. Mike Arnaoutis (24-9-1), at Indio, Calif., FS1, 10 p.m. COLLEGE FOOTBALL NCAA, FCS, playoffs, quarterfinals, Towson at Eastern Illinois, ESPN2, 8 p.m. GOLF European PGA Tour, The Nelson Mandela Championship, second round, at Mount Edgecombe, South Africa. TGC, 6:30 a.m. PGA Tour, Franklin Templeton Shootout, first round, at Naples, Fla., TGC, 1 p.m. Asian Tour, Thailand Championship, third round, at Bangkok, TGC, 11:30 p.m. MEN’S COLLEGE HOCKEY Colorado College at Wisconsin, NBCSN, 7:30 p.m. NBA BASKETBALL L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City, ESPN, 8 p.m. Houston at Golden State, ESPN, 10:30 p.m.


EMMA — Westview stuck with NorthWood for the first two quarters of Thursday’s nonconference boys basketball game. NorthWood struck with a 12-2 third quarter run to pull away to record a 64-52 victory and remain unbeaten for the season. “Give credit to Westview, in the first 12 minutes they defended well and took us out of our rhythm,” said NorthWood coach Aaron Wolf. “We felt, with how we played in the first half we were fortunate to be ahead at the half.” Jordyn Bontrager led Westview with 25 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals. The Warriors also got 10 points and seven rebounds from Chandler Aspy, nine points from Jamar Weaver, four from Judah Zickafoose and two points each from Brody Jantzi and Andrew Yoder. The Warriors are 2-2 on the season, with victories over Bethany Christian (65-35) and Churubusco (62-48). The team’s other loss came to Class 4A Northridge (54-50). Westview hasn’t lost twice in the month of December since the 2009 season. “We’re improving, they are obviously a very good team and we learned some things from the game,” said Westview coach Rob Yoder. “We’re getting healthier all the time.” After leading much of the opening quarter and nearly all of the second period, the Warriors took a 23-22 deficit into the second half. After getting an early

Da’Rick Rogers pulls in a catch this season for the Indianapolis Colts.


Williams has spent extra time with Rogers, implementing a regimented schedule to help keep his promising rookie focused and out of trouble.

Rogers takes nothing for granted, given his path. “It’s a blessing to be here,” he said. “Once you get here, it’s an

honor. It’s definitely an opportunity, not a job or a career. You’ve got to come fight for your job every day.” Rogers knows how important he could be for the Colts. Opponents are double-teaming Hilton and forcing other players to produce. Tight end Coby Fleener has been solid, but none of the wide receivers had made the necessary jump to give the Colts offense the boost it needed. “With Reggie Wayne going down, we need other guys to step up and make plays,” Rogers said. “It is good that going in the playoffs, we have a few games before that, to get trust with Andrew (Luck) and everybody to get together with what we have going for us.” SEE COLTS, PAGE B2

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Westview’s Jamar Weaver pulls in a rebound during Thursday’s nonconference game with NorthWood. The Warriors lost 64-52.

bucket from Aspy, the Warriors would go the next three minutes with only one basket. Meanwhile, NorthWood’s Will Stueve hit twice to begin a 12-2 spurt for the Panthers. “We made some shots and they missed some shots during the stretch,” Wolf said. Zach Zucher followed with another NorthWood basket and the third-quarter run would conclude

with 3-pointers from Braxton Linville and Jonathan Wilkinson. The turn of events put NorthWood up 37-26, and the Panthers would lead 47-35 after three periods. A triple by NorthWood’s Kyle McCoy took the margin to 15 points as the fourth period began, and the Panthers kept their margin in double digits the rest of the way. SEE WESTVIEW, PAGE B2

KENDALLVILLE — Connor Holcomb led the attack. Brandon Mable ran right through defenders. Walker Boyles and Keaton Osborn created a wall that left opposing Holcomb offenses in dismay. The four from East Noble are among those recently named to Indiana Football Coaches Association (IFCA) all-state teams. Lakeland’s Evan Mable Garretson was also honored. Holcomb, Mable and Boyles earned spots on the IFCA Class 4A senior team, while Osborn made the junior team. Holcomb Boyles took honors as an offensive lineman, while Mable took the award as a running back. Boyles and Osborn are linebackers. The Knights were 9-3 on the season, which Osborn included a five-game winning streak. East Noble collected sectional wins over NorthWood and Leo before falling in the sectional finals to Bishop Dwenger. Garretson, an Garretson offensive lineman, was part of a Lakeland team that opened the season by winning its first six games and finished at 7-3.


2013 KPC Media Group All-Area Girls Soccer Team The 12th annual KPC Media Group All-Area Girls Soccer Team will be featured in Sunday’s edition. Front row, from left, Amber Roth, Steph Mowery, Tori Oesch, Tessa Zimmerly and Riley Hochstetler of Westview, and Kaitlin Wisel of Garrett. Middle row: Janessa Fogle of Central Noble, Allie Gaff, Prep of the Year Taya Poynter, Madison VanWye, Andrea

Oster, Katie Hamlin and Kacey Wells of DeKalb. Back row: Tiffany Simcox of Central Noble, Katie Levitz, Carlee Richardson and Rebecca Levitz of Lakeland, Melissa Huff and Vickie Nguyen of East Noble, and Coach of the Year Sam Weicht of DeKalb. Not pictured are Savannah Burkhardt of Angola and Selene Murillo of West Noble.





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Tampa Bay Lightning center Valtteri Filppula (51), of Finland, prepares to shoot on Detroit Red Wings

goalie Jonas Gustavsson (50), of Sweden, during Thursday’s NHL game. The Red Wings lost 2-1.

Rangers can’t find a way NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Calvert, Artem Anisimov and David Savard scored in the first 11:10, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Rangers 4-2 on Thursday night, sending New York to its fourth straight loss. The Rangers, 0-3-1 on its nine-game homestand, closed within 3-2 in the third period, but Ryan Johansen pushed Columbus’ lead back to two goals with 1:32 left. The Blue Jackets goalie tandem of Curtis McElhinney and Mike McKenna, who are subbing for injured reigning Vezina Trophy winner Sergei Bobrovsky, stopped 32 of 34 shots. Columbus (14-15-3) has won two in a row. Dominic Moore and defenseman Dan Girardi scored for New York (15-16-1). Henrik Lundqvist was pulled after he stopped only 10 of 13 shots in the first period. Cam Talbot relieved and made 13 saves the rest of the way, allowing only Johansen’s goal between his pads. Flyers 2, Canadiens 1 Michael Raffl and Claude Giroux scored goals, Steve Mason made 20 saves, and Philadelphia edged Montreal. Jakub Voracek had two assists, and Giroux also had an assist to help the Flyers


snap a three-game losing streak and extend their home winning streak to six games. They were coming off a 2-3-1 trip in which they finished up 0-2-1. Mason shut the Canadiens out for 59 minutes before Alex Galchenyuk scored with 55.1 seconds left to cut it to 2-1. The Canadiens have lost two in a row after going 9-0-1. They followed a 6-0 loss at home to the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday with another offensive clunker. Senators 2, Sabres 1 Craig Anderson stopped 40 shots in Ottawa’s win over Buffalo. Bobby Ryan and Zack Smith scored for the Senators (13-14-6), who have earned at least a point in four straight games. Tyler Ennis scored the lone goal for the Sabres (7-23-2), and Ryan Miller made 30 saves. This was the second of back-to-back games between the teams. Buffalo earned a 2-1 shootout victory on Tuesday. Lightning 2, Red Wings 1 Martin St. Louis scored in the sixth round of the shootout, and Tampa Bay beat Detroit. St. Louis netted the lone shootout goal when he beat Jonas Gustavsson to the stick side. Detroit, which has lost all six of it shootouts this season,

failed this time against Ben Bishop. Nikita Kucherov scored for the Lightning in regulation. Kyle Quincey had the Red Wings’ only goal of the night. Quincey put the Red Wings up 1-0 with his first goal in 51 games at 15:04 of the first. The defenseman also snapped a 16-game point drought. Kucherov tied it with 43.7 seconds remaining in the second. Blues 6, Maple Leafs 3 David Backes scored twice and Jaden Schwartz added a goal and two assists to lead St. Louis over Toronto. St. Louis has won eight of 11 overall. At 13-2-2, the Blues are tied with Boston, Pittsburgh and Minnesota for most home-ice wins. Toronto lost its third in a row. Alexander Steen, Derek Roy and Chris Stewart scored for St. Louis, which has points in its last six games against Toronto. The teams met for the first time since Nov. 10, 2011. Nazem Kadri, Nikolai Kulemin and James van Riemsdyk scored for the Maple Leafs, who got two goals in the final 5½ minutes. Brian Elliott, appearing in his third successive game, made 19 saves to improve to 6-1-1. Steen scored his 22nd goal, second in the NHL

to Washington’s Alex Ovechkin, who has 26. Predators 3, Stars 1 David Legwand had a goal and an assist to lead Nashville past Dallas. Patric Hornqvist and Paul Gaustad also scored for Nashville, which has won two straight. Carter Hutton made 33 saves and improved to 6-3-1 in his second straight start. Erik Cole had the only goal for Dallas, which has lost three of four. Nashville closed the first period with power-play goals from Hornqvist and Legwand just 28 seconds apart. Avalanche 4, Jets 3 Matt Duchene and P.A. Parenteau scored in the shootout, and Colorado stopped a two-game losing skid by beating Winnipeg. Duchene also scored twice and added an assist in regulation. Ryan O’Reilly had a goal and an assist for the Avalanche (21-9). Blake Wheeler scored twice, Michael Frolik added another goal, and Grant Clitsome had a pair of assists for Winnipeg (14-4-5). Duchene gave the Avalanche a 3-2 lead with his second of the night, scored with 1.6 seconds left in the second period. But Winnipeg used its fifth power play to tie it at 10:00 of the third period on Wheeler’s second goal.

WARRIORS: Westview looked strong early FROM PAGE B1


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“I think they shot 70 percent in the second half,” Yoder said. “Give them credit for making the shots.” Early on, Westview looked strong. The Warriors led 12-9 after one quarter. Weaver had two Westview 3-pointers within a one-minute span late in the opening stanza to give Westview its first lead. A score by Zickafoose and two free throws from Bontrager two and a half minutes into the second period put the Warriors up 18-12 —

the largest margin either team would hold in the opening half. NorthWood caught up and tied the contest at 22-all in the final minute of the half on a Zucher bucket and closed the second period with a free throw from Dakyrion Fox to lead 23-22. Four players scored in double figures for NorthWood, led by 15 points from Zucher. NorthWood, a Class 3A team, has wins against Class 1A Triton (59-40), Class 2A LaVille (62-43) and Class 2A Westview.

Westview will close the month of December with three Northeast Corner Conference games. They’ll be on the road on Saturday at Central Noble and play Friday, Dec. 20 at Angola. They’ll play at home against Lakeland in a boys/girls doubleheader on Dec. 28. NorthWood JV 51, Westview 36 Lincoln McDonald had 17 points for Westview’s junior varsity in a 51-36 defeat. Tim Miller and Lucas Yoder each added eight points.

COLTS: Rogers played against Tennessee FROM PAGE B1

Rogers played none of the Colts’ first 11 games. He spent eight on the practice squad and was inactive in the other three. He played against Tennessee on Dec. 1, but did not make a catch. Finally, against the Bengals, Rogers got his chance. He caught a 69-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter and a 2-yard scoring pass in the fourth. The long touchdown especially impressed Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton. “He caught a four- or five-yard pass, and it resulted in a long touchdown, and we need more of that in our offense,” Hamilton said. “We’re excited about

Da’Rick and what he can offer us moving forward.” Luck said he could see Rogers’ confidence increase as the game progressed. “I think he showed himself that he can make plays in this league,” Luck said. “I think he showed everybody else what we already knew.” Colts coach Chuck Pagano said Rogers has earned a spike in playing time. That likely will mean less action for the struggling Darrius Heyward-Bey, a high-profile offseason pickup who has disappointed. The Colts are being careful to put Rogers in position to keep progressing. Rogers said handling success won’t be an issue with the

framework of coaches and leaders around him. “That’s actually one of the things we just got done talking about, me and Chuck Pagano,” he said. “It’s just one of the things in the past that bothered me and these are some of the things that I’ve grown here. I’ve learned how to handle those things. I’m excited. I think I’ll do all right.” Rogers’ approach has caught Luck’s attention. “I think he’s really learned that practice pays dividends,” Luck said. “He comes to practice with great energy, great enthusiasm, whether he’s running scout team stuff or in there with the guys getting the reps. He’s always done a great job.”

KENDALLVILLE — The East Noble girls bowling team remains at the top of the Northeast Indiana High School Bowling Association standings following a 16-4 victory over Eastside at the Shadow Bowl on Tuesday in Kendallville. East Noble is 7-0 on the season. Melinda Smith led East Noble with a 348 series. Briana Marquis rolled a 406 series for Eastside. DeKalb beat Garrett 18-2 in match points to move to 5-2 on the season for second place in the league standings. Makala Lilly had a high series of 440 for DeKalb and Natalie Johnson led Garrett with a 311 series. In boys competition, Eastside and Angola are tied at the top of the standings with 6-1 records. Angola beat Central Noble 20-0 in match points. Jordan Lively led Angola with a 450 series and Emily Maneke led Central Noble with a 336 series. Eastside won over Lakeland 17-3. Steven Webb had a 431 series for Eastside and Brenden Dickeson had a 347 for Lakeland. DeKalb beat Cornerstone 20-0 in match points. Keaton Turner was high for DeKalb with a 443 series and Aaron Speakman had a 211 series for Cornerstone. Garrett beat East Noble 20-0 in match points. Todd Dickson led Garrett with a

466 series and Kyle Spencer was high for East Noble with a 385 series.

West Noble tops Bremen, goes to 4-0 BREMEN — West Noble’s seniors led the way and used a balanced scoring attack to defeat Bremen, 65-48, and move to 4-0 on the season Thursday night. The Chargers went on the road for the win. Drew Schermerhorn led West Noble with 23 points and Brandon Evans was right behind with 21. Phil Miller added 10 for the Chargers. Free throws made a difference as West Noble shot 24 of 29 from the line. Schermerhorn was nine of 11 and Miller made eight of 11 free throws. In the first quarter, the Chargers sank all four of their three-point buckets, with Schermerhorn making a pair while Evans and Brandon Moser each had one. West Noble had the game in hand at halftime leading 33-21 before putting up 20 points in the fourth quarter to seal the win. Evans scored nine points in the final eight minutes including four field goals. Moser added seven points while Waylon Richardson and Kyler Warble each contributed a pair of points. West Noble returns to Northeast Corner Conference action on the road Saturday night, traveling to Churubusco.


League Leaders The 2013-14 East Noble girls bowling team is off to a 7-0 start in league play. Pictured, from left, are Coach Jerry Campbell, Katie Meyer, Melinda Smith, Ashlen Cramer, Katie Cramer, Shelby Ryman, Emily Morr, Alexandria Smith and Brittany Smith, Not pictured is Janelle Bartlett.


East Noble bowling The East Noble boys bowling team is pictured, from left, Coach Bobby Campbell II, Caleb Henschen, Kyle Spencer, Clint Harris, Brady Walker, Corey Halbert and Cory Rhodes.

No. 5 Kentucky rolls to victory over DePaul CHICAGO (AP) — Linnae Harper scored 18 points and Kastine Evans added 14 to lead No. 5 Kentucky to a 96-85 victory over DePaul on Thursday night. Harper, a Chicago native who starred at Whitney Young High School, led a balanced offense as 10 players scored for the Wildcats (10-0). Kentucky broke away from a 44-44 halftime tie and took the lead for good after Harper’s jumper put the Wildcats ahead 60-59 with 14:15 left in the second half. Brittany Hrynkko scored 20 points, Megan Rogowski had 19, and Megan Podkowa and Jasmine Penny added 17 apiece as DePaul (4-3) lost for the third time in four games. Samarie Walker scored 13 points, Jennifer O’Neill had 12 and Makayla Epps added 10 for the Wildcats. No. 16 Georgia 81, Belmont 55 Tiaria Griffin scored 20 points and Georgia returned from an 11-day layoff with no signs of rust. Georgia (9-0) opened the game with an 18-0 run,

led 45-23 at half and never trailed in the contest. Griffin was 7 of 11 from the field as the Lady Bulldogs shot 58.2 percent and made 8 of 18 3-pointers. Khaalidah Miller added 15 points, Merritt Hempe scored 13 and Krista Donald 10 for Georgia. Belmont (3-7) made 18 of 19 free throws but missed its first nine shots from the field to remain scoreless until Katie Carroll connected with a 3-pointer 6:22 into the game. Lauren Thompson led Belmont with 10 points and was the only Bruins player to reach double figures. No. 17 Iowa St. 83, No. 21 Iowa 70 Brynn Williamson scored a career-high 21 points and Iowa State improved to 9-0 for the first time since openint the 2001-02 season with 12 wins. Jadda Buckley had 19 points and Hallie Christofferson scored 18 with 14 rebounds for the Cyclones, who are also 9-0 at home against the Hawkeyes under coach Bill Fennelly. Iowa (10-2) came in with the Big Ten’s top offense.

National Football League AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England 10 3 0 .769 349 287 Miami 7 6 0 .538 286 276 N.Y. Jets 6 7 0 .462 226 337 Buffalo 4 9 0 .308 273 334 South W L T Pct PF PA y-Indianapolis 8 5 0 .615 313 316 Tennessee 5 8 0 .385 292 318 Jacksonville 4 9 0 .308 201 372 Houston 2 11 0 .154 250 350 North W L T Pct PF PA Cincinnati 9 4 0 .692 334 244 Baltimore 7 6 0 .538 278 261 Pittsburgh 5 8 0 .385 291 312 Cleveland 4 9 0 .308 257 324 West W L T Pct PF PA x-Denver 11 2 0 .846 515 345 Kansas City 10 3 0 .769 343 224 San Diego 6 7 0 .462 316 291 Oakland 4 9 0 .308 264 337 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Philadelphia 8 5 0 .615 334 301 Dallas 7 6 0 .538 357 348 N.Y. Giants 5 8 0 .385 251 334 Washington 3 10 0 .231 279 407 South W L T Pct PF PA New Orleans 10 3 0 .769 343 243 Carolina 9 4 0 .692 298 188 Tampa Bay 4 9 0 .308 244 291 Atlanta 3 10 0 .231 282 362 North W L T Pct PF PA Detroit 7 6 0 .538 346 321 Chicago 7 6 0 .538 368 360 Green Bay 6 6 1 .500 316 326 Minnesota 3 9 1 .269 315 395 West W L T Pct PF PA x-Seattle 11 2 0 .846 357 205 San Francisco 9 4 0 .692 316 214 Arizona 8 5 0 .615 305 257 St. Louis 5 8 0 .385 289 308 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Thursday, Dec. 12 San Diego at Denver, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15 Philadelphia at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Washington at Atlanta, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Seattle at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Chicago at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Houston at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. New England at Miami, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Carolina, 4:05 p.m. Arizona at Tennessee, 4:25 p.m. New Orleans at St. Louis, 4:25 p.m. Green Bay at Dallas, 4:25 p.m. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16 Baltimore at Detroit, 8:40 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22 Tampa Bay at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Denver at Houston, 1 p.m. Miami at Buffalo, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Carolina, 1 p.m. Dallas at Washington, 1 p.m. Cleveland at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Arizona at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Detroit, 4:05 p.m. Oakland at San Diego, 4:25 p.m. Pittsburgh at Green Bay, 4:25 p.m. New England at Baltimore, 4:25 p.m. Chicago at Philadelphia, 8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23 Atlanta at San Francisco, 8:40 p.m.

NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 10 14 .417 — Brooklyn 8 14 .364 1 Toronto 7 13 .350 1 Philadelphia 7 16 .304 2½ New York 6 15 .286 2½ Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 16 6 .727 -Atlanta 11 11 .500 5 Charlotte 10 12 .455 6 Washington 9 11 .450 6 Orlando 7 15 .318 9 Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 19 3 .864 -Detroit 10 13 .435 9½ Chicago 8 12 .400 10 Cleveland 8 13 .381 10½ Milwaukee 5 17 .227 14 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 17 4 .810 -Houston 15 7 .682 2½ Dallas 13 10 .565 5 New Orleans 10 10 .500 6½ Memphis 10 11 .476 7 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Portland 18 4 .818 -Oklahoma City 17 4 .810 ½ Denver 13 8 .619 4½ Minnesota 11 11 .500 7 Utah 5 19 .208 14 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 15 9 .625 -Phoenix 12 9 .571 1½ Golden State 13 10 .565 1½ L.A. Lakers 10 11 .476 3½ Sacramento 6 14 .300 7 Wednesday’s Games Orlando 92, Charlotte 83 L.A. Clippers 96, Boston 88 Minnesota 106, Philadelphia 99 San Antonio 109, Milwaukee 77 Oklahoma City 116, Memphis 100 New Orleans 111, Detroit 106, OT New York 83, Chicago 78 Utah 122, Sacramento 101 Golden State 95, Dallas 93 Thursday’s Games Brooklyn 102, L.A. Clippers 93 Houston at Portland, late Friday’s Games Cleveland at Orlando, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Indiana, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Toronto, 7 p.m. New York at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Brooklyn at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Memphis at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Chicago at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Sacramento at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Utah at Denver, 9 p.m. Houston at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games L.A. Clippers at Washington, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta at New York, 7:30 p.m. Toronto at Chicago, 8 p.m. Portland at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Milwaukee at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. San Antonio at Utah, 9 p.m.




Calgary 31 12 15 4 28 81 101 Edmonton 33 11 19 3 25 91 113 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Wednesday’s Games Los Angeles 3, Toronto 1 Chicago 7, Philadelphia 2 Anaheim 2, Minnesota 1 Thursday’s Games Tampa Bay 2, Detroit 1, SO Colorado 4, Winnipeg 3, SO Columbus 4, N.Y. Rangers 2 Philadelphia 2, Montreal 1 Ottawa 2, Buffalo 1 St. Louis 6, Toronto 3 Nashville 3, Dallas 1 Calgary 2, Carolina 1, OT Phoenix 6, N.Y. Islanders 3 Boston 4, Edmonton 2 Minnesota at San Jose, late Friday’s Games New Jersey at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Washington at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Edmonton at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Saturday’s Games Calgary at Buffalo, 2 p.m. Los Angeles at Ottawa, 2 p.m. Dallas at Winnipeg, 3 p.m. Chicago at Toronto, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Detroit, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Montreal at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Columbus, 7 p.m. San Jose at Nashville, 8 p.m. Carolina at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Colorado, 9 p.m. Boston at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

Boys Prep Basketball Scores Bethany Christian 72, Howe School 35 Corydon 65, N. Harrison 41 Indiana Deaf 81, Southside Christian 48 NorthWood 64, Westview 52 S. Bend Washington 77, S. Bend Adams 74, OT W. Noble 65, Bremen 48 Warren Central 65, Fishers 46 Warsaw 42, Manchester 35 Baptist Academy Tournament First Round Baptist Academy 80, Christel House Academy 60 Horizon Christian 87, Indpls Lighthouse 36

Girls Prep Basketball Scores Argos 51, Winamac 44 Attica 64, Clinton Prairie 29 Bedford N. Lawrence 56, Martinsville 30 Benton Central 56, W. Lafayette 34 Bloomfield 50, Eastern (Greene) 27 Bloomington Lighthouse 57, Columbus Christian 50 Bloomington South 52, Center Grove 42, OT Borden 57, Lanesville 17 Bowman Academy 65, Boone Grove 34 Carroll (Flora) 38, N. White 35 Castle 71, Ev. Central 56 Clay City 71, Linton 28 Clinton Central 60, Rossville 57 Columbus East 61, Shelbyville 26 Dubois 56, Tell City 46 Eastern Hancock 74, Northeastern 40 Edinburgh 79, Greenwood Christian 36 Ev. Memorial 57, Ev. Bosse 45 Forest Park 68, Heritage Hills 37 Fountain Central 42, N. Vermillion 37 Franklin 52, Bloomington North 29 Frankton 40, Jay Co. 34 Greensburg 56, S. Dearborn 52 Hamilton Hts. 58, Frankfort 39 Heritage 60, Ft. Wayne Blackhawk 36 Indpls Cathedral 60, Covenant Christian 48 Indpls International 52, Indiana Math and Science Academy 16 Indpls Scecina 81, Indpls Washington 30 Jasper 62, Vincennes 52 Jeffersonville 59, Lou. Sacred Heart, Ky. 56 Loogootee 52, Washington Catholic 35 Madison Shawe 62, S. Ripley 42 Medora 44, Rock Creek Academy 39 Mishawaka 67, S. Bend St. Joseph’s 52 Mishawaka Marian 75, S. Bend Clay 18 Mitchell 50, Crawford Co. 41 Mooresville 71, Edgewood 21 Mt. Vernon (Posey) 61, Gibson Southern 50 N. Decatur 71, Lawrenceburg 59 New Washington 55, Southwestern (Jefferson) 37 Pendleton Hts. 66, Delta 34 Penn 41, Northridge 26 Princeton 59, Boonville 32 Rensselaer 58, Delphi 56, OT S. Bend Riley 38, Elkhart Central 25 S. Central (LaPorte) 80, River Forest 44 S. Decatur 56, Hauser 47 Scottsburg 63, New Albany 41 Seeger 43, Riverton Parke 36 Shakamak 51, N. Central (Farmersburg) 35 Southridge 42, N. Posey 39 Tecumseh 57, Perry Central 51 Tindley 31, Bethesda Christian 30 Tri-Central 52, Maconaquah 34 Tri-County 32, Frontier 29 Tri-West 64, N. Montgomery 42 Trinity Lutheran 50, Rising Sun 38 Union (Modoc) 45, Muncie Burris 30 Vincennes Rivet 50, S. Knox 30 W. Washington 46, Eastern (Pekin) 43 Wapahani 56, Monroe Central 41 Marion County Tournament Quarterfinal Indpls Perry Meridian 50, Warren Central 46 Indpls Pike 78, Speedway 31 Indpls Roncalli 64, Southport 39 Lawrence North 80, Indpls Ben Davis 48

College Football

NHL Standings

Doak Walker Award Winners Winners of the Doak Walker Award for the outstanding college running back, sponsored by the Southern Methodist Athletic Forum: 2013--Andre Williams, Boston College 2012--Montee Ball, Wisconsin 2011--Trent Richardson, Alabama 2010--LaMichael James, Oregon 2009--Toby Gerhart, Stanford 2008--Shonn Greene, Iowa 2007--Darren McFadden, Arkansas 2006--Darren McFadden, Arkansas 2005--Reggie Bush, Southern California 2004--Cedric Benson, Texas 2003--Chris Perry, Michigan 2002--Larry Johnson, Penn State 2001--Luke Staley, BYU 2000--LaDainian Tomlinson, TCU 1999--Ron Dayne, Wisconsin 1998--Ricky Williams, Texas 1997--Ricky Williams, Texas 1996--Byron Hanspard, Texas Tech 1995--Eddie George, Ohio State 1994--Rashaan Salaam, Colorado 1993--Byron “Bam” Morris, Texas Tech 1992--Garrison Hearst, Georgia 1991--Trevor Cobb, Rice 1990--Greg Lewis, Washington

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Boston 32 22 8 2 46 90 64 Montreal 33 19 11 3 41 86 73 Tampa Bay 31 18 10 3 39 87 77 Detroit 33 15 9 9 39 88 87 Toronto 33 16 14 3 35 90 96 Ottawa 33 13 14 6 32 94 106 Florida 32 10 17 5 25 73 106 Buffalo 32 7 23 2 16 54 94 Metropolitan Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 32 21 10 1 43 98 71 Washington 31 17 12 2 36 98 90 Carolina 33 13 13 7 33 76 93 Columbus 32 14 15 3 31 82 88 Philadelphia 32 14 15 3 31 72 86 N.Y. Rangers33 15 17 1 31 72 88 New Jersey 32 12 14 6 30 73 82 N.Y. Islanders33 9 19 5 23 83 117 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Chicago 34 23 6 5 51 129 93 St. Louis 30 21 6 3 45 106 70 Colorado 30 21 9 0 42 87 71 Minnesota 33 18 10 5 41 78 77 Dallas 30 14 11 5 33 84 89 Nashville 32 15 14 3 33 74 90 Winnipeg 33 14 14 5 33 86 94 Pacific Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Anaheim 34 22 7 5 49 108 87 Los Angeles 32 21 7 4 46 88 63 San Jose 31 19 6 6 44 103 78 Phoenix 31 18 8 5 41 103 97 Vancouver 33 18 10 5 41 88 81

Jim Thorpe Award Winners Winners of the Jim Thorpe Trophy for the nation’s best defensive back, presented by the College Football Writers Association of America: 2013--Darqueze Dennard, Michigan State 2012--Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State 2011--Morris Claiborne, LSU 2010--Patrick Peterson, LSU 2009--Eric Berry, Tennessee 2008--Malcolm Jenkins, Ohio State 2007--Antoine Cason, Arizona 2006--Aaron Ross, Texas 2005--Michael Huff, Texas 2004--Carlos Rogers, Auburn 2003--Derrick Strait, Oklahoma 2002--Terence Newman, Kansas State 2001--Roy Williams, Oklahoma 2000--Jamar Fletcher, Wisconsin 1999--Tyrone Carter, Minnesota 1998--Antoine Winfield, Ohio State 1997--Charles Woodson, Michigan 1996--Lawrence Wright, Florida 1995--Greg Myers, Colorado State 1994--Chris Hudson, Colorado 1993--Antonio Langham, Albama 1992--Deon Figures, Colorado 1991--Terrell Buckley, Florida State 1990--Darryll Lewis, Arizona 1989--Mark Carrier, Southern California 1988--Deion Sanders, Florida State 1987--Bennie Blades, Miami and Rickey Dixon, Oklahoma 1986--Thomas Everett, Baylor

Davey O’Brien Winners Winners of the Davey O’Brien Award for the nation’s best quarterback, presented by the College Football Writers Association of America: National Quarterback Award 2013--Jameis Winston, Florida State 2012--Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M 2011--Robert Griffin III, Baylor 2010--Cam Newton, Auburn 2009--Colt McCoy, Texas 2008--Sam Bradford, Oklahoma 2007--Tim Tebow, Florida 2006--Troy Smith, Ohio State 2005--Vince Young, Texas 2004--Jason White, Oklahoma 2003--Jason White, Oklahoma 2002--Brad Banks, Iowa 2001--Eric Crouch, Nebraska 2000--Chris Weinke, Florida State 1999--Joe Hamilton, Georgia Tech 1998--Michael Bishop, Kansas State 1997--Peyton Manning, Tennessee 1996--Danny Wuerffel, Florida 1995--Danny Wuerffel, Florida 1994--Kerry Collins, Penn State 1993--Charlie Ward, Florida State 1992--Gino Torretta, Miami 1991--Ty Detmer, Brigham Young 1990--Ty Detmer, Brigham Young 1989--Andre Ware, Houston 1988--Troy Aikman, UCLA 1987--Don McPherson, Syracuse 1986--Vinny Testaverde, Miami 1985--Chuck Long, Iowa 1984--Doug Flutie, Boston College 1983--Steve Young, Brigham Young 1982--Todd Blackledge, Penn State 1981--Jim McMahon, Brigham Young Memorial Trophy 1980--Mike Singletary, LB 1979--Mike Singletary, LB 1978--Billy Sims, Oklahoma, RB 1977--Earl Campbell, Texas RB Outland Trophy Winners Winners of the Outland Trophy for the outstanding collegiate interior lineman, presented by the College Football Writers Association of America: 2013--Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh, DT 2012--Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M, OT 2011--Barrett Jones, Alabama, OT 2010--Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin, OT 2009--Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska, DE 2008--Andre Smith, Alabama, OT 2007--Glenn Dorsey, LSU, DT 2006--Joe Thomas, Wisconsin, OT 2005--Greg Eslinger, Minnesota, C 2004--Jammal Brown, Oklahoma, OT 2003--Robert Gallery, Iowa, OT 2002--Rien Long, Washington State, DT 2001--Bryant McKinnie, Miami, OT 2000--John Henderson, Tennessee, DT 1999--Chris Samuels, Alabama, OT 1998--Kris Farris, UCLA, G 1997--Aaron Taylor, Nebraska, G 1996--Orlando Pace, Ohio State, OT 1995--Jonathan Ogden, UCLA, OT 1994--Zach Wiegert, Nebraska, OT 1993--Rob Waldrop, Arizona, NG 1992--Will Shields, Nebraska, G 1991--Steve Emtman, Washington, DT 1990--Russell Maryland, Miami, Fla., DT 1989--Mohammed Elewonibi, Brigham Young, G 1988--Tracy Rocker, Auburn, DT 1987--Chad Hennings, Air Force, DT 1986--Jason Buck, Brigham Young, DT 1985--Mike Ruth, Boston College, NG 1984--Bruce Smith, Virginia Tech, DT 1983--Dean Steinkuhler, Nebraska, G 1982--Dave Rimington, Nebraska, C 1981--Dave Rimington, Nebraska, C 1980--Mark May, Pittsburgh, OT 1979--Jim Ritcher, N. Carolina St., C 1978--Greg Roberts, Oklahoma, G 1977--Brad Shearer, Texas, DT 1976--Ross Browner, Notre Dame, DE 1975--Lee Roy Selmon, Oklahoma, DT 1974--Randy White, Maryland, DE 1973--John Hicks, Ohio State, OT 1972--Rich Glover, Nebraska, MG 1971--Larry Jacobson, Nebraska, DT 1970--Jim Stillwagon, Ohio State, MG 1969--Mike Reid, Penn State, DT 1968--Bill Stanfill, Georgia, T 1967--Ron Yary, Southern Cal, T 1966--Loyd Phillips, Arkansas, T 1965--Tommy Nobis, Texas, G 1964--Steve DeLong, Tennessee, T 1963--Scott Appleton, Texas, T 1962--Bobby Bell, Minnesota, T 1961--Merlin Olsen, Utah State, T 1960--Tom Brown, Minnesota, G 1959--Mike McGee, Duke, T 1958--Zeke Smith, Auburn, G 1957--Alex Karras, Iowa, T 1956--Jim Parker, Ohio State, G 1955--Calvin Jones, Iowa, G 1954--Bill Brooks, Arkansas, G 1953--J.D. Roberts, Oklahoma, G 1952--Dick Modzelewski, Maryland, T 1951--Jim Weatherall, Oklahoma, T 1950--Bob Gain, Kentucky, T 1949--Ed Bagdon, Michigan St., G 1948--Bill Fischer, Notre Dame, G 1947--Joe Steffy, Army, G 1946--George Connor, Notre Dame, T Maxwell Award Winners Winners of the Maxwell Award for the outstanding collegiate player, presented by the Maxwell Memorial Football Club of Philadelphia: 2013--AJ McCarron, Alabama 2012--Manti Te’o, Notre Dame 2011--Andrew Luck, Stanford, QB 2010--Cam Newton, Auburn, QB 2009--Colt McCoy, Texas, QB 2008--Tim Tebow, Florida, QB 2007--Tim Tebow, Florida, QB 2006--Brady Quinn, Notre Dame, QB 2005--Vince Young, Texas, QB 2004--Jason White, Oklahoma, QB 2003--Eli Manning, Mississippi, QB 2002--Larry Johnson, Penn State, TB 2001--Ken Dorsey, Miami, QB 2000--Drew Brees, Purdue, QB 1999--Ron Dayne, Wisconsin, RB 1998--Ricky Williams, Texas, RB 1997--Peyton Manning, Tennessee, QB 1996--Danny Wuerffel, Florida, QB 1995--Eddie George, Ohio State, RB 1994--Kerry Collins, Penn State, QB 1993--Charlie Ward, Florida State, QB 1992--Gino Torretta, Miami, Fla., QB 1991--Desmond Howard, Michigan, WR 1990--Ty Detmer, Brigham Young, QB 1989--Anthony Thompson, Indiana, RB 1988--Barry Sanders, Oklahoma State, RB 1987--Don McPherson, Syracuse, QB 1986--Vinny Testaverde, Miami, QB 1985--Chuck Long, Iowa, QB 1984--Doug Flutie, Boston College, QB 1983--Mike Rozier, Nebraska, RB 1982--Herschel Walker, Georgia, RB 1981--Marcus Allen, Southern Cal, RB 1980--Hugh Green, Pittsburgh, DE 1979--Charles White, Southern Cal, RB 1978--Chuck Fusina, Penn State, QB 1977--Ross Browner, Notre Dame, DE 1976--Tony Dorsett, Pittsburgh, RB 1975--Archie Griffin, Ohio State, RB 1974--Steve Joachim, Temple, QB 1973--John Cappelletti, Penn State, RB 1972--Brad Van Pelt, Michigan State, LB 1971--Ed Marinaro, Cornell, RB 1970--Jim Plunkett, Stanford, QB 1969--Mike Reid, Penn State, DT 1968--O.J. Simpson, Southern Cal, RB 1967--Gary Beban, UCLA, QB 1966--Jim Lynch, Notre Dame, LB 1965--Tommy Nobis, Texas, LB 1964--Glenn Ressler, Penn State, OG 1963--Roger Staubach, Navy, QB 1962--Terry Baker, Oregon State, QB 1961--Bob Ferguson, Ohio State, RB 1960--Joe Bellino, Navy, RB 1959--Richie Lucas, Penn State, QB 1958--Pete Dawkins, Army, RB 1957--Bob Reifsnyder, Navy, C 1956--Tommy McDonald, Oklahoma, HB 1955--Howard “Hopalong” Cassady, Ohio State, HB 1954--Ron Beagle, Navy, E 1953--Johnny Lattner, Notre Dame, QB 1952--Johnny Lattner, Notre Dame, QB 1951--Dick Kazmaier, Princeton, RB 1950--Francis “Reds” Bagnell, Penn, HB 1949--Leon Hart, Notre Dame, E 1948--Chuck Bednarik, Penn, C-LB 1947--Doak Walker, So. Methodist, HB 1946--Charlie Trippi, Georgia, HB 1945--Felix “Doc” Blanchard, Army, FB 1944--Glenn Davis, Army, HB 1943--Bob Odell, Penn, HB 1942--Paul Governali, Columbia, QB

1941--Bill Dudley, Virginia, HB 1940--Tom Harmon, Michigan, HB 1939--Nile Kinnick, Iowa, HB 1938--Davey O’Brien, Texas Christian, QB 1937--Clint Frank, Yale, HB

Major League Baseball Free Agents Signings AMERICAN LEAGUE BOSTON (3) -- Signed A.J. Pierzynski, c, to an $8.25 million, one-year contract; signed Edward Mujica, rhp, St. Louis, to a $9.5 million, two-year contract; re-signed Mike Napoli, 1b, to a $32 million, two-year contract. CHICAGO (1) -- Re-signed Paul Konerko, 1b, to a $2.5 million, one-year contract. CLEVELAND (2) -- Re-signed Jason Giambi, 1b, to a minor league contract; signed David Murphy, of, Texas, to a $12 million, two-year contract. DETROIT (2) -- Signed Joe Nathan, rhp, Texas, to a $10 million, two-year contract; signed Rajai Davis, of, Toronto, to a $10 million, two-year contract. HOUSTON (2) -- Signed Scott Feldman, rhp, Baltimore, to a $10 million, three-year contract; signed Chad Qualls, rhp, Miami, to a $6 million, two-year contract. KANSAS CITY (1) -- Signed Jason Vargas, lhp, Los Angeles Angels, to a $32 million, four-year contract. LOS ANGELES (1) -- Signed Joe Smith, rhp, Cleveland, to a $15.75 million, three-year contract. MINNESOTA (2) -- Signed Ricky Nolasco, rhp, Los Angeles Dodgers, to a $49 million, four-year contract; signed Phil Hughes, rhp, New York Yankees, to a $24 million, three-year contract. NEW YORK (5) -- Re-signed Brendan Ryan, ss, to a $5 million, two-year contract; signed Brian McCann, c, Atlanta, to an $85 million, five-year contract; signed Kelly Johnson, inf-of, Tampa Bay, to a $3 million, one-year contract; re-signed Hiroki Kuroka, rhp, to a $16 million, one-year contract; signed Jacoby Ellsbury, of, Boston, to a $153 million, seven-year contract. OAKLAND (2) -- Signed Nick Punto, inf, Los Angeles Dodgers, to a $3 million, one-year contract; signed Scott Kazmir, lhp, Cleveland, to a $22 million, two-year contract. SEATTLE (2) -- Signed Willie Bloomquist, 2b, Arizona, to a $5.8 million, one-year contract; signed Robinson Cano, 2b, New York Yankees, to a $240 million, 10-year contract. TAMPA BAY (2) -- Re-signed Jose Molina, c, to a $4.5 million, two-year contract; re-signed Juan Oviedo, rhp, to a $1.5 million, one-year contract. TEXAS (3) -- Re-signed Geovany Soto, c, to a $3.05 million, one-year contract; re-signed Jason Frasor, rhp, to a $1.75 million, one-year contract; re-signed Colby Lewis, rhp, to a minor league contract. TORONTO (1) -- Signed Dioner Navarro, c, Chicago Cubs, to an $8 million, two-year contract. NATIONAL LEAGUE CINCINNATI (2) -- Signed Brayan Pena, c, Detroit, to a $2,275,000, one-year contract; signed Skip Schumaker, 2b, Los Angeles Dodgers, to a $5 million, two-year contract. COLORADO (1) -- Signed LaTroy Hawkins, rhp, New York Mets, to a $2.5 million, one-year contract. LOS ANGELES (2) -- Signed Dan Haren, rhp, Washington, to a $10 million, one-year contract; re-signed Brian Wilson, rhp, to a $10 million, one-year contract. MIAMI (2) -- Signed Jarrod Saltalamacchia, c, Miami, to a $21 million, three-year contract; signed Rafael Furcal, ss, St. Louis, to a $3 million, one-year contract. NEW YORK (2) -- Signed Chris Young, of, Oakland, to a $7.25 million, one-year contract; signed Curtis Granderson, of, New York Yankees, to a $60 million, four-year contract. PHILADELPHIA (3) -- Signed Marlon Byrd, of, Pittsburgh, to a $16 million, two-year contract; re-signed Carlos Ruiz, c, to a $26 million, three-year contract; signed Wil Nieves, c, Arizona, to a $1,125,000 one-year contract. ST. LOUIS (1) -- Signed Jhonny Peralta, ss, Detroit, to a $53 million, four-year contract. SAN DIEGO (1) -- Signed Josh Johnson, rhp, Toronto, to an $8 million, one-year contract. SAN FRANCISCO (3) -- Signed Tim Hudson, rhp, Atlanta, to a $23 million, two-year contract; re-signed Javier Lopez, lhp, to a $13 million, three-year contract; re-signed Ryan Vogelsong, rhp, to a $5 million, one-year contract. WASHINGTON (1) -- Signed Nate McLouth, of, Baltimore, to a two-year contract.

Remaining Free Agents AMERICAN LEAGUE BALTIMORE (7) -- Alexi Casilla, 2b; Jason Hammel, rhp; Michael Morse, of; Brian Roberts, 2b; Francisco Rodriguez, rhp; Chris Snyder, c; Tsuyoshi Wada, lhp. BOSTON (4) -- Stephen Drew, ss; Joel Hanrahan, rhp; John McDonald, ss; Matt Thornton, lhp. CHICAGO (1) -- Gavin Floyd, rhp. CLEVELAND (5) -- Matt Albers, rhp; Rich Hill, lhp; Ubaldo Jimenez, rhp; Jason Kubel, of; Kelly Shoppach, c. DETROIT (6) -- Joaquin Benoit, rhp; Jeremy Bonderman, rhp; Octavio Dotel, rhp; Omar Infante, 2b; Ramon Santiago, 2b; Jose Veras, rhp. HOUSTON (1) -- Erik Bedard, lhp. KANSAS CITY (4) -- Bruce Chen, lhp; Carlos Pena, 1b; Ervin Santana, rhp; Miguel Tejada, 2b. MINNESOTA (1) -- Mike Pelfrey, rhp. NEW YORK (8) -- Joba Chamberlain, rhp; Travis Hafner, dh; Boone Logan, lhp; Lyle Overbay, 1b; Andy Pettitte, lhp; Mark Reynolds, 1b-3b; Mariano Rivera, rhp; Kevin Youkilis, 3b. OAKLAND (3) -- Grant Balfour, rhp; Bartolo Colon, rhp; Kurt Suzuki, c. SEATTLE (7) -- Endy Chavez, of; Franklin Gutierrez, of; Raul Ibanez, of; Kendrys Morales, dh; Oliver Perez, lhp; Humberto Quintero, c; Joe Saunders, lhp. TAMPA BAY (7) -- Jesse Crain, rhp; Roberto Hernandez, lhp; James Loney, 1b; Fernando Rodney, rhp; Luke Scott, dh; Jamey Wright, rhp; Delmon Young, of. TEXAS (4) -- Lance Berkman, dh; Nelson Cruz, of; Matt Garza, rhp. TORONTO (3) -- Munenori Kawasaki, ss-2b; Darren Oliver, lhp; Ramon Ortiz, rhp. NATIONAL LEAGUE ARIZONA (2) -- Eric Chavez, 3b; Will Nieves, c. ATLANTA (7) -- Luis Ayala; rhp; Scott Downs, lhp; Freddy Garcia, rhp; Reed Johnson, of; Kameron Loe, rhp; Paul Maholm, lhp; Eric O’Flaherty, lhp. CHICAGO (3) -- Scott Baker, rhp; Kevin Gregg, rhp; Matt Guerrier, rhp. CINCINNATI (6) -- Bronson Arroyo, rhp; Shin-Soo Choo, of; Zach Duke, lhp; Cesar Izturis, ss; Nick Masset, rhp; Manny Parra, lhp. COLORADO (5) -- Rafael Betancourt, rhp; Jeff Francis, lhp; Todd Helton, 1b; Roy Oswalt, rhp; Yorvit Torrealba, c. LOS ANGELES (8) -- Chris Capuano, lhp; Mark Ellis, 2b; Jerry Hairston Jr., 3b; J.P. Howell, lhp; Carlos Marmol, rhp; Juan Uribe, 3b; Edinson Volquez, rhp; Michael Young, 3b. MIAMI (4) -- Matt Diaz, of; Austin Kearns, of; Juan Pierre, of; Placido Polanco, 3b. MILWAUKEE (3) -- Yuniesky Betancourt, 1b; Mike Gonzalez, lhp; Corey Hart, of-1b. NEW YORK (7) -- David Aardsma, rhp; Tim Byrdak, lhp; Pedro Feliciano, lhp; Frank Francisco, rhp; Aaron Harang, rhp; Daisuke Matsuzaka, rhp; Johan Santana, lhp. PHILADELPHIA (1) -- Roy Halladay, rhp. PITTSBURGH (6) -- Clint Barmes, ss; John Buck, c; A.J. Burnett, rhp; Kyle Farnsworth, rhp; Jeff Karstens, rhp; Justin Morneau, 1b. ST. LOUIS (3) -- Carlos Beltran, of; Chris Carpenter, rhp; Jake Westbrook, rhp. SAN DIEGO (3) -- Ronny Cedeno, ss; Mark Kotsay, of; Jason Marquis, rhp. SAN FRANCISCO (3) -- Chad Gaudin, rhp; Andres Torres, of; Barry Zito, lhp. WASHINGTON (1) -- Chad Tracy, 3b-1b.

Europa League Soccer (Home teams listed first) Group Stage Group A St. Gallen (Switzerland) 1, Swansea

(Wales) 0 Valencia (Spain) 1, Kuban Krasnodar (Russia) 1 Group B Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia) 1, Ludogorets (Bulgaria) 2 PSV Eindhoven (Netherlands) 0, Chornomorets Odesa (Ukraine) 1 Group C Red Bull Salzburg (Austria) 3, Esbjerg (Denmark) 0 Standard Liege (Belgium) 1, Elfsborg (Sweden) 3 Group D Maribor (Slovenia) 2, Wigan (England) 1 Zulte Waregem (Belgium) 0, Rubin Kazan (Russia) 2 Group E Fiorentina (Italy) 2, Dnipro (Ukraine) 1 Pandurii Targu Jiu (Romania) 0, Pacos Ferreira (Portugal) 0 Group F Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany) 2, APOEL Nicosia (Cyprus) 0 Maccabi Tel-Aviv (Israel) 1, Bordeaux (France) 0 Group G Dynamo Kiev (Ukraine) 3, Rapid Vienna (Austria) 1 Thun (Switzerland) 0, Genk (Belgium) 1 Group H Estoril Praia (Portugal) 1, Liberec (Czech Republic) 2 Freiburg (Germany) 0, Sevilla (Spain) 2 Group I Betis (Spain) 0, Rijeka (Croatia) 0 Vitoria Guimaraes (Portugal) 1, Lyon (France) 2 Group J Lazio (Italy) 0, Trabzonspor (Turkey) 0 Apollon Limassol (Cyprus) 0, Legia Warsaw (Poland) 2 Group K Sheriff Tiraspol (Moldova) 2, Tromso (Norway) 0 Tottenham (England) 4, Anzhi Makhachkala (Russia) 1 Group L Maccabi Haifa (Israel) 2, Shakhter Karagandy (Kazakhstan) 1 PAOK (Greece) 2, AZ Alkmaar (Netherlands) 2 GROUP STAGE FINAL RESULTS ak-Advanced to knockout state GROUP A GP W D L GF GA Pts ak-Valencia 6 4 1 1 12 7 13 ak-Swansea 6 2 2 2 6 4 8 Kuban Kras. 6 1 3 2 7 7 6 St. Gallen 6 2 0 4 6 13 6 GROUP B GP W D L GF GA Pts ak-Ludogorets 6 5 1 0 11 2 16 ak-Chornomo. 6 3 1 2 6 6 10 Eindhoven 6 2 1 3 4 5 7 Din, Zagreb 6 0 1 5 3 11 1 GROUP C GP W D L GF GA Pts ak-Salzburg 6 6 0 0 15 3 18 ak-Esbjerg 6 4 0 2 8 8 12 Elfsborg 6 1 1 4 5 10 4 Standard Lie, 6 0 1 5 6 13 1 GROUP D GP W D L GF GA Pts ak-Ru. Kazan 6 4 2 0 14 4 14 ak-Maribor 6 2 1 3 9 12 7 Z. Waregem 6 2 1 3 4 10 7 Wigan 6 1 2 3 6 7 5 GROUP E GP W D L GF GA Pts ak-Fiorentina 6 5 1 0 12 3 16 ak-Dnipro 6 4 0 2 11 5 12 Pac. Ferreira 6 0 3 3 1 8 3 Pandurii T. 6 0 2 4 3 11 2 GROUP F GP W D L GF GA Pts ak-E. Frankfu. 6 5 0 1 13 4 15 ak-Maccabi 6 3 2 1 7 5 11 Nicosia 6 1 2 3 3 8 5 Bordeaux 6 1 0 5 4 10 3 GROUP G GP W D L GF GA Pts ak-Genk 6 4 2 0 10 5 14 ak-Dyn. Kiev 6 3 1 2 11 7 10 Rapid Vienna 6 1 3 2 8 10 6 Thun 6 1 0 5 3 10 3 GROUP H GP W D L GF GA Pts ak-Sevilla 6 3 3 0 9 4 12 ak-Liberec 6 2 3 1 9 8 9 Freiburg 6 1 3 2 5 8 6 Estoril Praia 6 0 3 3 5 8 3 GROUP I GP W D L GF GA Pts ak-Lyon 6 3 3 0 6 3 12 ak-Betis 6 2 3 1 3 2 9 V. Guimaraes 6 1 2 3 6 5 5 Rijeka 6 0 4 2 2 7 4 GROUP J GP W D L GF GA Pts ak-Trabzon. 6 4 2 0 13 6 14 ak-Lazio 6 3 3 0 8 4 12 Ap. Limassol 6 1 1 4 5 10 4 Legia Wars. 6 1 0 5 2 8 3 GROUP K GP W D L GF GA Pts ak-Tottenham 6 6 0 0 15 2 18 ak-Anzhi M. 6 2 2 2 4 7 8 Sheriff Tira. 6 1 3 2 5 6 6 Tromso 6 0 1 5 1 10 1 GROUP L GP W D L GF GA Pts ak-AZ Alkm. 6 3 3 0 8 4 12 ak-PAOK 6 3 3 0 10 6 12 Macca. Haifa 6 1 2 3 6 9 5 Shakhter K. 6 0 2 4 5 10 2

ECHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Wheeling 21 13 5 0 3 29 60 48 Reading 18 10 7 1 0 21 48 48 Elmira 20 711 0 2 16 48 61 North Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Evansville 19 12 4 0 3 27 62 60 Cincinnati 22 13 8 0 1 27 67 59 Kalamazoo 19 11 6 0 2 24 58 47 Fort Wayne 20 8 8 1 3 20 62 71 Toledo 19 511 3 0 13 52 74 South Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA S. Car. 21 16 2 1 2 35 72 43 Florida 23 15 6 1 1 32 82 56 Orlando 23 13 9 0 1 27 59 61 Greenville 22 812 1 1 18 42 55 Gwinnett 22 614 0 2 14 48 67 WESTERN CONFERENCE Mountain Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Colorado 23 13 6 3 1 30 72 61 Idaho 22 12 6 2 2 28 73 64 Alaska 20 13 7 0 0 26 63 34 Utah 19 7 9 1 2 17 37 44 Pacific Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF GA Ontario 22 15 3 1 3 34 66 51 Stockton 22 12 8 0 2 26 69 64 S. Fran. 23 812 2 1 19 45 72 Las Vegas 21 812 1 0 17 52 70 Bakersfield 19 513 0 1 11 38 65 NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Thursday’s Games Elmira at Wheeling, late Friday’s Games Orlando at Greenville, 7 p.m. Florida at Reading, 7:05 p.m. South Carolina at Gwinnett, 7:05 p.m. Evansville at Toledo, 7:15 p.m. Cincinnati at Kalamazoo, 7:30 p.m. Las Vegas at Colorado, 9:05 p.m. Alaska at Idaho, 9:10 p.m. Utah at Bakersfield, 10 p.m. Ontario at San Francisco, 10:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games Florida at Wheeling, 7 p.m. Elmira at Reading, 7:05 p.m. Orlando at South Carolina, 7:05 p.m. Evansville at Toledo, 7:15 p.m. Fort Wayne at Kalamazoo, 7:30 p.m. Las Vegas at Colorado, 9:05 p.m. Alaska at Idaho, 9:10 p.m. Utah at Bakersfield, 10 p.m. Stockton at San Francisco, 10:30 p.m.

Transactions BASEBALL Major League Baseball MLB — Named Daniel Halem executive vice president, labor relations. American League BOSTON RED SOX — Agreed to terms with 1B Mike Napoli on a two-year contract. Designated OF Alex Castellanos for assignment. OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Sent C David Freitas to Baltimore to complete an earlier trade. Sent LHP Andrew Werner to Sacramento (PCL). SEATTLE MARINERS — Signed 2B Robinson Cano to a 10-year contract. TEXAS RANGERS — Agreed to terms with INF/OF Brent Lillibridge, INF Kevin Kouzmanoff, RHP Armando Rodriguez, RHP Doug Mathis and SS Josh Wilson on minor league contracts.


SPORTS BRIEFS • Chargers play keep-away in 27-20 win over Broncos DENVER (AP) — Mike McCoy’s gamble paid off big-time. San Diego’s coach outfoxed his mentor John Fox and handed his former pupil Peyton Manning his first divisional loss since coming to Denver as the Chargers stunned the Broncos 27-20 on Thursday night. McCoy bucked conventional wisdom and give Manning the ball first, deferring after winning the coin toss. It seemed like a huge mistake when Manning, who entered the game with 45 TD throws as leader of a high-octane offense that was scoring nearly 40 points a game, needed just seven plays to put the Broncos ahead 7-0. Before long, Manning had Denver up 10-3. But then, the Chargers held the Broncos to just 13 yards on their next 13 plays covering nearly 30 minutes of game clock, allowing just one first down and forcing Manning to go three-and-out three times. Meanwhile, the Chargers were chewing up yards and clock on their way to winning the time of possession by an astonishing 17 minutes, 38 seconds. And San Diego’s win sent ripples through the AFC playoff picture. The Chargers (7-7) are now in the thick of the wild-card race with their second win in four days over a Manning brother — they eliminated the New York Giants from the NFC playoff race Sunday with a 37-14 win over Eli’s team — and the Broncos (11-3) were left to sweat out the long weekend. Now, the New England Patriots (10-3) can surpass them in the race for the top seed in the AFC with a win over Miami and the Chiefs (10-3) can tie them atop the AFC West again, although the Broncos own the tie-breaker there. Philip Rivers threw two TD passes to rookie Keenan Allen in the first half and Nick Novak kicked a 38-yard field goal, giving the Chargers a 17-10 lead at the break. The Chargers cashed in on their coin-toss deferment when they drove right down the field again and Ryan Matthews slipped Von Miller’s tackle for a 23-yard TD on San Diego’s opening drive of the third quarter to make it 24-10. Even when they were backed up at their 1, things went right for San Diego. Lined up to punt out of their own end zone on fourth-and-4 from their own 7, the Chargers got Broncos linebacker Nate Irving to jump into the neutral zone. Instead of giving the Broncos the ball back at midfield midway through the third quarter, the Chargers ran off another seven minutes before finally punting. Manning drove Denver 89 yards and pulled the Broncos to 24-17 with a 5-yard TD toss to Bubba Caldwell with 10:25 left. Manning got the ball back at his 3 with a chance to tie it with a long drive, but linebacker Thomas Keiser intercepted his deflected pass at the Denver 33, leading to Novak’s 35-yarder that made it a 10-point game with 2:36 left. The Broncos’ last drive stalled at the 24 and Matt Prater’s 42-yarder made it a one-touchdown game but he couldn’t execute the onside kick with 29 seconds left and Rivers took a knee. The Broncos ran just 53 plays, only 11 of them runs, a week after taking 91 snaps against Tennessee in much colder weather. The Broncos have been held under 30 points just three times all season, twice by the Chargers, whom they beat 28-20 last month when Jack Del Rio was in charge while Fox was recuperating from heart surgery in North Carolina.

Klinsmann to remain as US coach through 2018 (AP) — Jurgen Klinsmann is staying with the U.S. soccer team for the 2018 World Cup. Six months before leading the Americans at the 2014 tournament in Brazil, Klinsmann agreed to a four-year contract extension through 2018. Hired as coach in July 2011, Klinsmann is gaining the additional title of technical director of the U.S. Soccer Federation. His new deal was announced Thursday.

Memphis punter beats Purdue’s Webster for Ray Guy award LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Memphis senior Tom Hornsey has been chosen the winner of the Ray Guy Award winner as the nation’s best punter. Hornsey was presented with the award Thursday during the 23rd College Football Awards Show at Disney. He averaged 45.2 yards on 62 punts this season, setting a career best with a 79-yarder in the season opener against Duke. He also had only 12 touchbacks. Hornsey was selected over fellow finalists Drew Kaser from Texas A&M and Cody Webster from Purdue.

Winston wins O’Brien award LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Florida State star Jameis Winston has won the Davey O’Brien Award, given to the nation’s top quarterback. The redshirt freshman was presented with the award Thursday during the 23rd College Football Awards Show at Disney. He led top-ranked Florida State to a 13-0 record.






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‘Plant a bass,’ said Gene Stratton-Porter

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“Plant a Bass” was a campaign begun by the Izaak Walton League soon after it was established. The league formed in 1922 in Chicago and was named for Izaak Walton (1593-1683) who was an English writer and the father of fly fishing. Gene StrattonPorter was a member of the league and heartily supported this campaign. Most people know that Gene Stratton-Porter Gene was known as a bird woman. Few know that she and her husband, Charles Porter, were avid anglers. Charles and Gene spent many a happy hour fishing on the Wabash River close to their home in Geneva. In her book, “At the Foot of the Rainbow,” she wrote about fishing for black bass on the Wabash River at Rainbow Bottom. Charles and Gene also took fishing trips together. Gene wrote an article for the league’s magazine “Outdoor America” titled “My Great Day” and it was about a fishing trip that they took on the Indian River in northern Michigan. This is one of the best fishing stories written about “the one that almost got away.” When she built “Wildflower Woods” on Sylvan Lake in Rome City, she put in windows with “the million dollar view” and put her desk facing away from the window, so that she could concentrate while she wrote. Perhaps she would much rather have been be out on the lake fishing than writing. Why the “Plant a Bass” campaign? It was feared that black bass could become extinct. In 1921, the scientists with the American Fisheries Society tried to rally support for saving the fish and wrote to every prominent state official in the country. The league enlisted a few thousand fishermen to help stock waters with black bass. The United States Fisheries furnished the fish and delivered them to the fishermen’s nearest railroad station free of cost. The U.S. Fisheries was under the Department of Commerce, headed by Herbert Hoover in 1922. Hoover was also a member of the Izaak Walton League. The league wrote in an editorial “… let Secretary of Commerce Hoover know that the American angler is a planter as well as a catcher of fish.” Gene added her name to a growing number of celebrities to encourage others to join the conservation movement. She wrote, “I wish to add my name to those of other anglers and outdoor lovers as a hearty endorser of the ‘Plant a Bass’ campaign. If your plan were carefully carried out by every one to whom it was possible, it would do a greater degree of good than there would be any way of reckoning. I certainly shall put it into practice on the lake in northern Indiana on the banks of which I live, and I shall do everything in my power to have other fishermen residing there, to do the same.” If you are one of those who like to fish for bass on Sylvan Lake, you can thank Gene Stratton-Porter for helping “plant” them there. TERRI GORNEY of Fort Wayne is on the Friends of the Limberlost board of directors in Geneva. Contact her at bandtgorney@aol. com. The Limberlost site is open all year ’round.

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successful civilization. Marriage binds men to women and both to children. It is the only natural, self-sustaining system for nurturing and protecting the next generation. Try to To the editor: Our nation’s capital is loaded with historic justify same-sex “marriage” any way you want, but there is no way to avoid the fact that buildings and historic places. We travel to children do best with a mother AND a father Vincennes, Corydon and Indianapolis to see and hear of our forefathers and their struggles, and to intentionally deprive them of either is unconscionable and irresponsible. strife and victories. During an interview several years ago, Our old buildings are precious to us. We Rosie O’Donnell said that her son asked her attempt to revive and display our canals, like Erie and Wabash. We base much of our future why he didn’t have a daddy. Rosie told him, “Because I’m not that kind of mommy.” on the pride we have for our past. Steuben County has a beautiful courthouse Unfortunately, regardless of what kind of mommy Rosie is, her son is the kind of kid and historic jail which we have attempted to that needs a daddy. Civilizations that put the keep up the best that we can. We are doing wants of adults ahead of the needs of children our best to restore and beautify Angola’s do so at their peril. uptown buildings. We would not think of Hickman says we’re taking rights away tearing down our courthouse or jailhouse. We from people by not allowing them to marry. fought to keep our old high school building, Are we? Whenever you set standards for which has turned out to be a blessing for all. something, then there will be people who Herbert Hoover said: “The supreme do not meet those standards. When we deny purpose of history is a better world.” driver’s licenses to people who don’t meet the The history of Steuben County states: standards, have we taken away their rights? The county asylum was built and occupied No. Those who don’t meet the standards are in 1885 — two years before our historic jail. demonstrably dangerous drivers. We called it the poorhouse when I was a There are standards for obtaining a child, then later the county farm. Originally, marriage license, as well. You must be a the county asylum contained 315 acres and couple, both of whom are above a certain was self sustaining. No one would have to be age, not closely related, and of the opposite ashamed to live there. Someone else said: “He who learns nothing sex. All of these standards are for very good from the past will be punished by the future.” reasons. In study after study, research shows that natural marriage provides an abundance of Please, let’s not tear down our historic poorhouse. Let us wisely find a way to restore benefits to society. To name a few, it decreases poverty rates and the incidence of domestic it and use it for coming generations. It is abuse, child abuse and neglect. It decreases the Steuben history. Dave Cole incidence of substance abuse and lowers crime Angola rates. It increases general health and life span for adults. No other program, institution or system functions quite like the natural family Voters need to have to nurture adults and raise children. And a say on HJR 6 that’s precisely why this relationship, above all others, has been blessed by the church, To the editor: protected by the state and honored by almost Angola Mayor Dick Hickman was in the every culture for all of recorded human history. newspaper last week, aligning himself with “Freedom Indiana” wants to promote the so-called “Freedom Indiana” group, a cohabiting and homosexual couples. How well-funded activist organization which is insistently pushing for same-sex “marriage” in do they compare to natural marriage? Very poorly. The research indicates increased Indiana. Mayor Hickman is quoted as saying, incidence of physical, sexual and domestic “Equality means equality for all. Equal rights means equal rights for all. To take these rights abuse and escalated levels of emotional away from one group of people means we can disorders and substance abuse. Why does Hickman want to promote that? take them away or deny them to anyone we So does HJR 6 “take rights away” from don’t understand or agree with.” I’d like to people as Hickman says? Absolutely not. The address Hickman’s position. Marriage Protection Amendment, if passed, What is marriage? Homosexual activists would simply guard the state of Indiana (and tell us it is simply a relationship between two its citizens) from the burden of being forced to people who “love” each other. How trivial. endorse and subsidize immoral and unhealthy And how ridiculously wrong. Marriage is the solemn covenant that is the foundation of any relationship options. Any consenting adult can

enter into any relationship they choose … but they should not be allowed to compel anyone else to approve, celebrate and financially support their demonstrably risky choices. Hickman and “Freedom Indiana” are trying to silence Hoosier voters by keeping the Marriage Protection Amendment off the ballot. Thirty-six states have had a chance to vote on this issue. Hickman got his chance to speak. Don’t you think the voters in Indiana deserve that chance as well? Laura Pentecost Fremont

Life-saving help offered at To the editor: I hope everyone has seen the Tips From Former Smokers tobacco prevention commercials now playing on television, radio, in newspapers and on billboards. These ads show real people telling real stories, giving voice to over 8 million Americans who are suffering from smoking-related chronic diseases. They are hard-hitting and emotionally compelling. But they are exactly the kinds of commercials that are proven to encourage smokers to try to quit. Last year, 1.6 million smokers attempted to quit smoking because of the Tips from Former Smokers media campaign, and 200,000 Americans had quit smoking immediately following the three month campaign. Almost 80 percent of smokers and almost 75 percent of nonsmokers recalled seeing at least one of the ads and millions talked with loved ones about quitting. Here in Indiana, calls to the Indiana Tobacco Quitline, 1-800-QUIT-NOW, doubled when the ads were on air. The more we can get Hoosiers to try to quit, the more likely we can help them quit for good. The ads tell the stories of real people struggling with the kinds of smoking-related diseases that are far too common — including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, more severe adult asthma and complications from diabetes. They show how these illnesses have changed the way these people have to live their lives. Similar stories from Indiana can be seen at Most smokers say they want to quit. Real stories show how smoking can change the lives and health of Hoosiers. You can still see the ads on I hope they help inspire you to try to quit. And I hope you’ll call 1-800-QUIT-NOW, or visit to access free quit support. Greg Johnson Tobacco-Free Northeast Indiana

Little girl hadn’t processed idea of Christmas surprise When Bethany, age 20, was about 3, she went shopping with her dad for a Christmas gift for Tamara. A few days later she came to Tamara and said in a very conspiratorial whisper, “Should we wrap your food processor now?” — Tamara of Pennsylvania

dead!” Annemarie said in surprise, “You do? Who would that be, somebody you know?” Jan: “Saint Nikolaus, of course! He’ll be coming to my kindergarten next week!”

Our oldest daughter, Dorothy, shared this story about our KPC Media Group’s LaGrange granddaughter, Jane. County bureau chief, Patrick Jane: “Mommy, I know how to Redmond, shared a favorite make a smoothie!” Parkside Elementary email from Dorothy: “Oh, how?” assistant principal Bryan Iddings. Jane: “First you put milk in Hello, All: Someone lost a a bowl and then you ‘tir’ it up tooth during lunch today. Two a circle mother with her GRACE (making second-grade girls found it and index finger) and then … you … gave it to me. If you have a it in the oven!” HOUSHOLDER putDorothy: student that wants their tooth, “In the oven? Is THAT please have them come see me. how you do it?!” Bryan Jane (smiling slyly): “Yes.” “No word on how or if this Jane’s sense of humor is the mystery was resolved,” Patrick said. same as her mother’s was 30 years ago!

Connie of Austria, wrote: “My husband’s cousin Annemarie told us this lovely story. She was minding two of her grandsons last week and the eldest, Matthias, 6, asked her, “What is a saint and how do people get to be a saint?” She explained how one had to be good and kind and so on, but also that you could only become a saint after death and people prayed for miracles. Little Jan, 4, piped up: “I know a saint that is not

Zelma was babysitting Dakota, 3, and a 2-year-old. The 2-year-old was standing beside Dakota. “Your breath stinks. Get away from me,” Dakota said. Zelma asked Dakota what her breath smelled like. Dakota replied, “I don’t know, Zelma, but my nose does!” — Zelma Feltner of Kendallville Thank you to everyone who contributes stories. If you have a story to share please


Becky Calhoun shared this photo, taken last weekend, of granddaughter Alli and Santa at Kendallville’s windmill museum.

don’t put it off … call today or email me. The number is 347-0738; my new email address is You can also mail stories to me at 816 Mott St., Kendallville, IN 46755. Thank you in advance! GRACE HOUSHOLDER is a columnist and editorial writer for this newspaper. Contact her at




Teen wants to marry Internet boyfriend DEAR ABBY: My 17-year-old daughter, “Erica,” is planning to marry her 24-year-old boyfriend. I use the term “boyfriend” loosely because their relationship consists entirely of texting, talking on the phone and the Internet. There has been no dating or getting to know each other in person. Erica is intent on marrying this man even though he has lied to her several times in addition to having lied to us. She is planning to attend a four-year college. I’m not sure how to handle this. She hid the relationship from us for more than six months. I realize Erica needs to make her own mistakes, but I’m not sure how to make her understand my very real concern about this. I have raised other children who went through various phases of teenage




rebellion, but we were able to reach a general compromise on all types of behavior. However, she is unwilling to discuss the possibility of waiting. Any advice would be appreciated. — NEEDS HELP IN DEAR VIRGINIA DEAR ABBY NEEDS HELP: If Erica Jeanne Phillips were my daughter, I’d suggest that because this relationship is so serious it’s time you both paid a visit to her intended. Assuming her father is in the picture, he should be there, too. The subject of who will be paying for college

should be discussed, and whether Erica will be able to continue her education if she should become pregnant. It may give her a glimpse of exactly what she’s letting herself in for BEFORE the wedding. Of course the three of you will want to meet as many of his family and friends as possible. Because Erica won’t listen to reason, perhaps SEEING will bring her back down to earth. This will also give you (all) a chance to find out what else her “boyfriend” may have been lying about, including his age. DEAR ABBY is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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Type of breast biopsy varies with patients whether it is cancerous and, if so, how quickly it is likely to grow and spread. This information helps to guide treatment decisions. A breast biopsy can be done in different ways, depending on the location and size of the abnormality. • A doctor can perform fine needle ASK aspiration (FNA) in DOCTOR K. an office by inserting a slender Dr. Anthony needle into the breast and Komaroff drawing out (aspirating) a small amount of tissue from a suspicious lump. In some cases, the doctor may use ultrasound images to guide the needle. Ultrasound shows when the tip of the

needle has reached the suspicious area. Ultrasound has no damaging effects on the breast: Unlike a mammogram, ultrasound does not involve any radiation. • Most doctors prefer the large core needle biopsy method because it removes more tissue, and that makes for a more accurate diagnosis. A larger needle than the one used for FNA is used. The needle is inserted into the breast through a tiny incision. Using X-rays or ultrasound images as a guide, or by feeling the lump, the doctor moves the needle into the area of concern. He or she extracts one or more tissue samples through the needle using suction from a syringe. Stereotactic needle biopsy is a type of large core needle biopsy. It uses special imaging equipment to pinpoint the tissue to be removed. • In a surgical biopsy, the surgeon makes an incision and removes all or part of the abnormal tissue for







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DEAR DOCTOR K: My doctor saw something suspicious on my mammogram and wants to do a breast biopsy. I understand there are several biopsy techniques. Can you tell me what they involve? DEAR READER: The invention of mammograms (X-rays of the breast) has saved many lives. Mammograms can spot a small, early breast cancer, and help doctors cure it. What your doctor saw was a spot that looked like it might be cancer. The mammogram, and other breast-imaging techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), cannot tell with certainty. If the mammogram looks suspicious, a biopsy is the only way to know for sure if there is a cancer. In a biopsy, a part of the suspicious-looking area is removed by a minor surgical procedure. This tissue is analyzed in a lab to determine


examination. It is done in an operating room under local or general anesthesia. A biopsy that removes only part of the suspicious tissue is called an incisional biopsy. One that removes the entire lump is called an excisional biopsy. Sometimes a surgical biopsy is preceded by wire localization. During a mammogram, a radiologist inserts a small wire through a needle into your breast, with the end of the wire inside the suspicious area. This helps the surgeon more easily identify the suspicious area. Most biopsies reveal that the suspicious area of the breast is not cancer. Until the biopsy is done, a woman and her family and friends are understandably concerned. Most of the time, the news turns out to be good. DR. KOMAROFF is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. His website is

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We are seeking an individual who is out-going and dependable, has good communication skills and doesn’t mind working at night. Delivery and management experience in any industry are a plus but not necessary. Work hours are normally between 1:00 am and 7:00 am and include weekends. Must have a valid driver’s license, insurance and a good driving record to use company vehicles. Also, must be able to lift 30 pounds repeatedly and be able to deliver door-to-door when needed.

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Auburn Indian Terrace II Apts. located on Ontario Lane in Auburn, IN has apartments available. Designed for 62 years or older, or disabled regardless of age. Rent is based on income. Rental assistance may be available. Call (260) 925-2429 “This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer.” Equal Housing Opportunity Handicap Accessible.

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Garrett Large 1 BR apt. Very nice. $450/mo + util. (260) 357-4951

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

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Antique Wash Stand 3 drawers & 1 door. Nice, casters & handles. $35.00. Auburn, (260) 837-7690

Four Sturdy Brown Vinyl Barstools. Stools with backs. $25.00 for all. (260) 349-1319

Nice Oak Living Room Table. Round w/storage doors beneath. $10.00. Auburn (260) 837-7690

Toilet Stool Overhead cabinet. 18 wide x 36 tall x 6” deep. Like new. $25.00. Call or text, (574) 535-3124

Four, White, Wooden Kitchen Chairs. $15.00 for all. (260) 349-1319

Nice Oak Living Room Table. Square, $10.00. Auburn (260) 837-7690

Ashbury Inn Dept. 56 Lighted house $45.00 (260)347-0951

Full Length Brown Leather Coat. Like new, with zip out lining. Ladies size 8 to 10. $20.00. (260) 837-7690

Baby Tub & Baby Saucer $20.00 for both (260) 463-6979 Black portable electrolog infra red space heater, used once, with monitor & manual. Purchased new $140. now $50 firm. Angola 260 665-9769

18 Ladies Fashion Purses. $25 for all (260)319-4113

Box of assorted lights, motion, icicles, colored, clear, more. $30.00. (260) 925-1267

2 Rubber made type 35 gal. hard plastic trash barrels w/snap on lids. $10.00 ea. Angola 665-9769

Chicago Bears Sweatshirt. Size L. Very nice, $10.00. (260) 636-2356

30 VHS Classics (Star Wars, etc.) & Action (The Witness, etc.) $20.00. Call or text, (260) 336-7774

4 Large Teddy Bears. One has on a Christmas sweater & hat. Soft & cuddly, $20.00. (260) 636-2356 48x25 Antique Mirror, wood frame, 2 shelves. $30.00. Call or text, (574) 535-3124 50 Children’s VHS. Mostly Disney. $50.00. Call or text, (260) 336-7774 6 Vintage Blue Ball Glass Jars w/Zinc Lids. 1/2 gal. qt. & pints. $30.00. Call or text, (260) 336-7774

Glass Block Book Ends 50th Anniversary of Moose Lodge 1917-1967. Filled with pennies. $30.00. (260) 925-2672 Heavy Duty Punching Bag, $20.00 obo. (260) 351-4244 Heavy Yard Swing. Will need painting. $35.00. (260) 316-3742 High Chair, rocker, desk All in one, $50.00 (260) 463-6979

Christmas Tree w/ Stand. 10 Ft. +. Downsizing. some lights. Great cond. $50 obo. (260)488-2394 Circular carpenter’s Skilsaw with new blade. Great gift. $25.00 Angola 665-9769

35 + Designer Perfumes. (Charlie, Navy, Wings, etc.) $35.00. Call or text, (260) 336-7774

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Baby Swing Hardly used, $25.00 (260) 463-6979




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Ice Fishing Mickey Mouse Boots-size 9 $25. (260)347-0951

Trim Line Exercise Bike w/ Rowing Handles. $40 (260)925-3880

Small Electric Grill Chef II. Never used, good for sandwiches. $12.00. (260) 316-3742

White Westinghouse Electric Stove. $50 (260)665-1113

Small Motorcycle helmet Scorpion Exo, $50.00. (260) 220-3572 Small Nativity Lean to Barn (lighted) with ten figurines, with baby Jesus. 14”x7 h. $7.00. (260) 488-2930

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2001 Ford Focus SE Wagon

1999 Honda Accord EX

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

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





2010 DODGE AVENGER SXT One-Owner, Auto, Air, All Power, Side Airbags, Warranty, 56,000 Miles




1998 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4x4

2002 Ford Taurus SES

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

One-Owner, 24V DOHC V6, Sunroof, Leather, Power Seat, Spoiler




One-Owner, Auto, Air, All Power, Factory Warranty, 39,000 Miles




2004 Dodge Stratus SXT

1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4

2008 Pontiac Grand Prix

2006 Ford Fusion SE

2005 Dodge Caravan SE

1999 GMC Suburban 1500 SLE 4x4

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

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

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

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

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

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













2010 Mitsubishi Galant FE

2007 Chevrolet HHR LT

2005 Ford Five Hundred SEL AWD

2002 Lexus IS 300 Sedan

2007 Chrysler Town & Country Touring

2004 GMC Sonoma SLS Crew Cab 4x4

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

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

One-Owner, Power Seats, Alloy Wheels, All Power Options, 65,000 Miles

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

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

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













FEATURED TRUCK OF THE WEEK 2012 Ford Fiesta SE Hatchback

2006 Hummer H3 4x4

2010 Chevrolet Malibu LS

2010 Dodge Grand Caravan SE

5 Speed, Heated Seats, “Sync”, All Power, Cruise, Warranty, 12,000 Miles

Local Trade, Sunroof, Heated Leather, Chrome Wheels, Tow Package

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

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









2010 DODGE RAM 1500 ST CREW CAB 4X4 2008 Saturn Aura XE

2006 Nissan Titan XE Ext. Cab

V6, Sunroof, Leather, Heated Seats, Alloys, All Power, 62,000 Miles

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




One-Owner, V8, Auto, Air, All Power, Factory Warranty, 49,000 Miles




2005 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate 4x4

2013 Chrysler 200 Touring

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

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





2012 Ford Fusion SE

2008 Lincoln MKZ

2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4

2012 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT

2012 Ford Fusion SEL

2005 Chevrolet Colorado LS Crew Cab 4x4

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

Leather Seats, Heated and Cooled Seats, All Power Features, 53,000 Miles

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

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

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

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













2012 Ford Fusion SEL

2013 Ford Fusion S

2009 Ford Edge Limited

2012 Lincoln MKZ

2013 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ

2013 Mazda 6s Grand Touring

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

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

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

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

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

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









FEATURED CAR OF THE WEEK 2013 Ford F-150 XLT Crew Cab 4x4

2013 Ford Taurus SHO AWD

V8, 7350 GVWR Package, All Power, Factory Warranty, 15,000 Miles

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











One-Owner, V6, Auto, Air, All Power, Spoiler, Alloys, 39,000 Miles



2013 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab 4x4

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Crew Cab 4x4

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

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



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