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GOOD MORNING Indiana man accused of stealing electricity PERU, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana man faces theft charges after police say he tore a power meter off of a house and used two spoons to illegally conduct electricity into the residence. Miami County deputies say 22-year-old Johnny W. Harrington of Kokomo stole the Miami-Cass REMC’s meter and unlawfully established power at the house. He was arrested Wednesday on a theft charge and is being held at the Miami County jail, where he faces a pending probation violation. Miami-Cass REMC CEO Jim Yates tells the Kokomo Tribune the utility received an anonymous tip that Harrington had removed the meter and was stealing power. He says that when a crew checked the house, they found that someone had replaced the meter with two spoon handles to conduct electricity into the residence.

Woman allegedly hit boy who didn’t know alphabet GARY, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana woman faces battery charges after videos posted online by her ex-boyfriend allegedly showed her hitting and berating a child for failing to repeat the alphabet. Twenty-five-year-old Rosena Small is being held at the Lake County Jail on charges of neglect of a dependent and battery resulting in bodily injury. The Post-Tribune reports that a probable caused affidavit states that Small acknowledged hitting the 3-year-old boy but that she said she didn’t intend to hurt him.

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Winter storm strikes area BY DENNIS NARTKER

Mother nature dumped 5-8 inches of snow on northeast Indiana late Friday night and Saturday. Snow began falling steadily after 10 p.m. Friday and continued through the day Saturday in most areas until about 6 p.m. Fortunately the snow was not accompanied by high winds that cause drifting and closing of roads. Noble, LaGrange, DeKalb and Steuben counties were under a winter weather advisory overnight, and the National Weather Service issued a winter weather warning for LaGrange County Saturday afternoon when the county was expected to get heavy lake effect snowfall. The winter weather warning was lifted after SEE WINTER, PAGE A8


LaGrange resident Victor Nieves and his 11-year-old son, Victor, shovel snow Saturday morning in

their home’s driveway. More than seven inches of snow fell in parts of LaGrange County Saturday.

Writing career is in the cards Health Kendallville woman initiative crafts messages for Hallmark Cards a mixed bag for residents BY DAVE KURTZ

KENDALLVILLE — People buying cards and gifts next year could be purchasing words written by a local woman. Korynn Wible of Kendallville has created greeting-card messages, children’s books and verses to accompany Christmas ornaments for Hallmark Cards, the nation’s largest producer of such items. “I’m excited to see them come out next year,” Wible said. “It’s been an incredible experience” writing for Hallmark, she added. A 2010 graduate of East Noble High School, Wible was studying English at Indiana University when she applied for an internship with Hallmark last spring. The company selected her from a field of 750 applicants. Wible, 21, arrived at Hallmark’s headquarters in Kansas City, Mo., in late May to begin an internship that ran through mid-August. “From a writer’s perspective, it was a dream job,” she said, and it worked out well for Hallmark, too. Wible immediately set a record for interns by having her first work accepted for publication within two days, when editors selected her rhyming birthday card intended for a young girl. By the time she finished the summer, Wible also had broken the record for the most pieces accepted from an intern. Among her production, Wible wrote 28 compositions for boxes of Hallmark Keepsake ornaments. “That was one of my favorite things to write, because so many of them were in verse,” she said. Her first book for Hallmark tells the story of a girl traveling to



A heated trolley from Allure Limousine of Fort Wayne will give free rides around Kendallville Thursday to see Christmas lights. The trolley will park in front of the Strand Theatre from 6-9 p.m. and is promoting the Save the Strand fundraising campaign.

a city on a rainbow, all in rhyme. Her second book, designed for a toddler, will be sold along with a stuffed animal. For each book, Hallmark assigned her a plot idea and descriptions of characters, then let Wible’s imagination do the rest. “It has been my dream from a young age to be a children’s book author,” Wible said. “I would love to keep up with this.” Following her internship, Wible is continuing as a freelance writer for Hallmark, especially with its DaySpring Cards subsidiary that focuses on Christian cards and books. Wible credits her parents, David and Lori, for developing her love of writing. “She read to me all the time, and she was a particular fan

of rhyme,” Wible said about her mother. She added that her second-grade teacher, Dawn Jackson at Wayne Center school, was “a huge influence” who encouraged creative writing. In addition to writing books, Wible would like to help children in other ways. Now that she’s completed an associate degree in English at Indiana University in Bloomington, she is studying toward a degree in social work at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. Another internship — in foster care — inspired her in that direction. “I would love to work with children,” Wible said, “especially in foster care agencies, adoption agencies.” And Hallmark might even need a card congratulating adopting parents.

ROME CITY — Robert Sparkman of Rome City found himself between a rock and hard place. Sparkman, 50, has been unemployed since the spring of 2012 due to health issues that led to his being placed on disability through the Social Security Administration. On a fixed income, he soon found himself in financial difficulty. “I had to drop my insurance,” said Sparkman. “It was a matter of losing my vehicle or having health insurance.” On Nov. 12, Sparkman made the difficult decision to let his health insurance policy lapse. He had been paying $620 per month through a special, state-sponsored health insurance program. With a pre-existing condition, the state’s insurance program was his only option. And now it was an option he couldn’t afford. Just like that, his safety net was gone. “It is pretty scary,” Sparkman said. “If something happened, I would have an issue as far as payment went.” Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, beginning Jan. 1 Sparkman will have that safety net back — SEE HEALTH, PAGE A8

Trolley rides to support Save the Strand campaign BY DENNIS NARTKER

KENDALLVILLE — A heated trolley will offer free rides for area residents to see Kendallville’s neighborhood Christmas lights Thursday as part of the Save the Strand campaign. The 40-passenger trolley will be parked from 6-9 p.m. in front of the Strand Theatre on Main Street and leave every half hour. Free tickets will be available inside the theater. Participants also can enjoy free hot chocolate and popcorn inside. Donations to the Save the

Strand fund will be accepted. Committee members will be selling tickets for a drawing for an XBox gaming system with proceeds going to the fund. The drawing will be held in the theater Thursday at 9 p.m. The winner need not be present. Tickets cost $5 for one ticket, $10 for three tickets and $20 for seven tickets. Raffle tickets are also on sale at Campbell & Fetter Bank in Kendallville and Albion and the Kendallville Area Chamber of Commerce office in Kendallville. A committee of volunteers SEE STRAND, PAGE A8


A heated trolley from Allure Limousine of Fort Wayne will give free rides around Kendallville Thursday to see Christmas lights. The trolley will park in front of the Strand Theatre from 6-9 p.m. and is promoting the Save the Strand fundraising campaign.





Tesla opens Angola charging station Priest serving Ege to BY MIKE MARTURELLO

ANGOLA — Hitesh Patel knows his Ramada Angola Hotel is conveniently located for travelers passing through Steuben County on Interstate 69 and the Indiana Toll Road. And the folks with Tesla Motors saw the site as a strategic spot to place a supercharging station to help power their vehicles. The Angola site is one of two Tesla Motors has opened in northern Indiana as it works to establish a nationwide network for its electric cars. It has 41 such stations open. Next year, Tesla expects to have enough stations in place to enable travel from Los Angeles to New York. A main piece of that travel corridor is I-80-90 in northern Indiana. A nearly full charge at the stations takes about 40 minutes. “The benefit of having a Tesla Charging Station on our property is we have the hotel and we have the restaurant, and it only takes 45 minutes, so we have a captive audience. They can eat at our restau-


Tesla Motors has installed a charging station at the north end of the parking lot at Ramada Angola Hotel. The six charging units work only with Tesla cars and are free to use for car owners.

rant (6 Autumns) or they can stay in our hotel and they can charge,” Patel said. The six charging stations at Ramada are

free to use for Tesla car owners. Signs at the stations tell users they have a 60-minute maximum for parking at three of the units.

Tesla officials say the stations can in 20 minutes give one of the cars enough battery power to travel up to 150 miles. A full charge takes 75 minutes. The charging station at Ramada is on the north end of the parking lot and is visible from S.R. 127. “We had the available space,” Patel said. William Stonehill of Granger told the South Bend Tribune he doesn’t expect to use the station at Mishawaka’s University Park Mall, since a full charge on his Tesla at his nearby home allows it to travel about 200 miles. The station’s completion is an important signal, he said. “It means my car is becoming a car I can take more out of town,” he said. Tesla chargers will not work on other electric car models. “It’s about enabling routes that our owners are traveling at this point,” Tesla spokeswoman Alexis Georgeson said. “At the end of the year we will have enabled people to drive from Los Angeles to New York.”

celebrate 50 years BY BOB BRALEY

EGE — A priest serving a tiny Noble County community will celebrate 50 years in the priesthood today. Father Danney Pinto’s journey brought him from his native Sri Lanka, where he worked with Mother Teresa of Calcutta, to northeast Indiana. Pinto serves as pastor to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Ege, near LaOtto in Pinto southeast Noble County, as well as St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Churubusco. Pinto is a priest in the Diocese of Colombo, Sri Lanka. His journey that would take him to working with Mother Teresa and, later, to northeast Indiana began when he was in elementary school. “After completing fourth grade, my parents had to decide whether to keep me at home and teach me my father’s trade as a carpenter or to let me attend an English school,” Pinto said. “As my parents were poor, they had to meet the parish priest and ask for a letter of introduction so that I could attend an English medium school.” The associate pastor didn’t listen, but the pastor provided the letter of introduction, Pinto said, adding, “This brought me in contact with our pastor, and from that onward, he had earmarked me as a potential candidate for the priesthood and took the initiative in fostering the same by enrolling me as an altar server.” Pinto entered the National Seminary Ampitiya in Kandy for theological studies in September 1957. He was ordained Dec. 21, 1963. “After the ordination seminary, the greatest moment of joy was to bless

my parents who knelt down in front of me,” Pinto said. For the first 35 years of his priesthood, Pinto served in Sri Lanka. “I was mainly with the fisher-folk and the poor,” he said. Although Sri Lanka is 65 percent Buddhist and only 10 percent Catholic, Catholics make up almost all of the fishing industry in the country because Buddhists cannot kill — not even fish, Pinto said. Catholics also have some of the best colleges, so Pinto studied the preservation of fish and methods of sending them into the main towns in the country to aid the fisherfolk as a means of helping the poor. While doing that work, he was asked to assist Mother Teresa in forming the first of her Homes of Compassion missions in his homeland. “That’s how Mother Teresa came to Sri Lanka,” he said. He saw how Mother Teresa worked with the poor, doing even the most menial work, such as tending the very ill and even cleaning toilets. “She was not afraid to set an example for her juniors, even if it was humiliating,” he said. Fifteen years ago, Pinto was asked to come to the United States for two years to address a shortage of priests. He sent a letter to the late Bishop John D’Arcy, who brought Pinto to the Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, where he’s served ever since. Pinto originally served briefly in the St. Andrew and St Hyacinth parishes before being appointed to Churubusco and Ege. He said he appreciates the parishes, where people are willing to accept, be with and listen to someone. A celebration for Pinto’s 50 years in the priesthood will take place today at St. John Bosco Church, 216 N. Main St., Churubusco. Mass will begin at 3 p.m., with a dinner for parishioners following in the Churubusco High School cafeteria.

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Unions lend support to fast food employees’ campaign BY JOEL ELLIOTT


Noble County Sheriff’s Department deputy Jason Koontz, left, walks with a full cart of items with Jessica, 11, of Kendallville during the annual Noble County Shop with a Cop event at the Kendallville Walmart Tuesday night. Officers from every Noble County police agency took 22 children on the charity shopping trip.

Governor honors late community leader KENDALLVILLE — With family members and city and county officials looking on, state Rep. David Ober, R-Albion, presented Don Moore Jr. with his father Don Moore’s Sagamore of the Wabash honor in a brief ceremony Wednesday at American Legion Post 86. “It’s amazes me how influential he was to everyone,� Moore Jr. said about his father. Don Moore died Jan. 13. He was one of the community’s most energetic supporters and the owner of radio station WAWK-FM The Hawk in Kendallville. The Sagamore of the Wabash award is one of the most prestigious honors given by the office of Gov. Mike Pence. It recognizes Hoosiers for citizenship, distinguished service to humanity, leadership and inspiration of others.

Responders honored for saving man’s life ALBION — Dave Davis of Albion did something at the Albion Town Council meeting Tuesday that his family feared he wouldn’t be able to do — thank the people who saved his life. “Because you guys were there, I’m here,� Davis told the first responders and dispatchers who saved his life Nov. 9. Davis had fallen and hit his head on concrete in his backyard at about 6:20 p.m., Albion Town Marshal Tom Lock said. Davis’ wife called 911 for help. The first dispatcher on the line was Kristie Bucher of Noble County E-911. The call was transferred to Joyce Baumberger, a dispatcher for EMS through Parkview Health. The first responder to the scene was Albion Police Officer Shawn Garner, who found Davis unconscious and without a pulse. The officer immediately began administering CPR, Lock said. Within seconds of Garner’s arrival, Noble County EMS, Noble County Sheriff’s Deputy Johnny Richie and the Albion Fire Department also arrived and took turns administering CPR and providing other care to Davis, transporting him to Parkview Noble Hospital. Others honored Tuesday included Lucy Ford, Jonathan Stevens and Robert Combs, all of Noble County EMS, Rich Aldrich and Jorden Gorsuch of the Albion Fire Department and Jay Squadrito of the LaOtto Fire Department.

Waterloo town manager leaving WATERLOO — DeWayne Nodine has resigned as Waterloo’s town manager, a position he’s held for more than a decade. Nodine has accepted a position with the city of Fort Wayne as a program manager with City Utilities. His resignation is effective Friday, though he will remain with the town on a part-time basis until a replacement is hired. “It’s been a great experience,� Nodine told the Waterloo Town Council Tuesday evening. “Every once in a while, I think it’s just time to move on, and that time has come.�

Hamilton school board filling vacancy HAMILTON — Hamilton Community Schools board member Dianna Mejia has resigned from the District 2 at-large seat she held for just six months. Mejia has been promoted to a position at the state Department of Child Services in Indianapolis, making her ineligible to govern the school district. The school board on Monday approved Mejia’s resignation, effective Dec. 1. Mejia replaced former two-term board member Michael Kaufman in July. Patti Davis, Richard Brown, Holly Law Bireley and Jeremy Hill have applied for the District 2 at-large seat that opened with the resignation, school officials said Friday. Remaining school board members will meet Monday at 7 p.m. to interview the candidates.

‘Text 911’ coming to Steuben County ANGOLA — Steuben County Communications will be adding the ability to take text 911 calls early next year. Communications Director Cindy Snyder said she will have a better idea of the dynamics of the system after a meeting on Friday. Equipment for the new program is already on its way for installation.

Car horns beeped in solidarity at the busy intersection Dec. 5 as vehicles drove past a knot of shivering demonstrators protesting wages low wages for fast-food employees. The temperature was below freezing, and a biting wind cut through parkas and tore at handmade signs. “Low Pay Is Not OK!� one sign read. “Honk If You Support Livable Wages� read another. Most of the demonstrators near the McDonald’s restaurant at the corner of West Jefferson Boulevard and Fairfield Avenue in downtown Fort Wayne were members of local chapters of the Communications Workers of America and United Auto Workers unions, who were not themselves fast-food workers. “It’s a hard thing to ask someone who’s not in a union to come out and do this,� Katia Ewing, an AT&T employee, said as traffic rolled by and as McDonald’s employees glanced out of the restaurant’s windows. “We want to support people who are working to support themselves, and they can’t come out, so our CWA and UAW brothers and sisters came out and did it for them.� Concern about the falling value of the present $7.25-anhour minimum wage comes as the the United States posts the highest level of income inequality since the Great Depression. Globally, the U.S. has the greatest disparity by far of any other advanced economy, according to a December report from the Washington, D.C.-based Pew Research Center. The top wealthiest 20 percent in the U.S. control almost 17 times more wealth than do those in the poorest 20 percent. Second on the list was Spain, whose wealthiest control 6.8 times the wealth of that of its poorest 20 percent. Indiana is 32nd nationally for the rate of poverty, according to U.S. Census data. In fares better in state-by-state rankings of the Gini coefficient, a measure of inequality. Indiana is 13th, tied with Delaware and Minnesota. In this ranking, Utah is considered the most equitable state, whereas New York and Washington, D.C., are ranked at the bottom. While the ongoing low-pay campaign, which included other demonstrations across the country Dec. 5, focuses on fast-food workers, they are not the only ones whose wages are, in some cases, causing them to use public aid programs. Nearly one-third of the half-million bank tellers in the United States rely on some kind of public assistance for a total of about $900 million from taxpayers, according to a recent Washington Post story. Inflation has caused the federally mandated minimum wage to fall in value in recent years to its lowest point since the 1960s, when it was more than $10 per hour in today’s dollars, according to the U.S.


United Auto Workers and Communications Workers of America members demonstrate outside a McDonald’s restaurant in downtown Fort Wayne Dec. 5.

Department of Labor. Gross domestic product per capita has risen steadily since the end of the Great Depression and shows no obvious impact from various minimum-wage increases over the decades. While many low-wage workers may feel reluctance to speak out for fear of being fired, collective action brings some protection, according to Tom Lewandowski, president of the Northeast Indiana Central Labor Council. “Nobody in Washington cares. Nobody in Indianapolis cares. The most important thing you can do is to talk to the co-worker next to you,� Lewandowski said. “How can we make workplaces better and our economy better if we are living in a dictatorship? And I don’t care if the dictators are capitalist or commies. They’re all the same. They don’t want us talking to one another.� On several occasions, employees at fast-food restaurants in Fort Wayne expressed an interest in being interviewed for this story but were prevented from doing so by either managers or owners of local franchises. Regardless of whether employees of a restaurant or other establishment are able to organize to the point of having a union, the National Labor Relations Act protects employees from being fired, suspended or otherwise penalized for participating in protected group activities, including acting together to improve their pay and working conditions. The median wage of a fast-food worker is $8.94 per hour, according to a study by the University of California at Berkeley Labor Center. Available work hours are so limited — 30 per week on average — that families of more than half of fast-food

workers are forced to rely on public programs such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps, the study said. By failing to pay its workers a living wage, the fast-food industry effectively forces the general public to subsidize its profits to the tune of around $7 billion in taxes, according to the study. “If they (restaurant franchisers) are not going to pay people in that industry a living wage so they can buy health care and send their kids to school on a full belly — if we’re having to subsidize them, that’s like taxing me to put money in the franchise owner’s pocket,� said Mark Crouch, director of the labor studies department at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. “That’s not right. We shouldn’t be doing business like that in this country. There’s something fundamentally wrong with our country when we don’t pay enough that people can provide their family a reasonable standard of living.� Contrary to the popular image of fast-food restaurants being operated by teenage students who

live with their parents, 76 percent of fast food workers now are adults, the UC Berkeley study said. More than 40 percent of fast-food workers families’ are either below the poverty line or “near-poor,� or living on less than twice the poverty level, the study found. President Barack Obama has proposed raising the minimum wage to $9 per hour and indexing it to inflation. The “Low Pay is Not OK� movement is calling for it to be raised to $15 per hour. Restaurant industry groups, however, say such an increase would create more harm than good. “We should be focusing on making it easier, not harder, for businesses of all sizes to grow and create jobs at fair wages,� Patrick Tamm, president of the Indiana Restaurant and Lodging Association, said in a news release. “The restaurant industry has been a bright spot during the economic recovery, but drastically higher wages in the past have led to higher prices and job losses in the restaurant industry — and that is a consequence our economy cannot afford right now.�

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Deaths & Funerals • Zayda Coll FORT WAYNE — Zayda Mae Coll, 85, passed away December 13, 2013 at Parkview Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in LaPorte, IN, Zayda graduated from LaPorte High School in 1946, graduated with a BS from Manchester College and an MS in Elementary Education from St. Francis University, Fort Wayne. Mrs. Coll Zayda was an elementary teacher in Auburn and Butler for many years. She was a lifetime member of the Church of the Brethren. Surviving are her daughter, Nikki (Duanne) Craig of Paradise, MI; granddaughter, Amy (Josh Shenfeld) Stephan of Fort Wayne; foster siblings Charles Murphy and Mirium Wiles, sister-in-law Dixie Murphy and Helen Zerkle, and her extended Craig Family. Zayda was preceded in death by her parents Price and Veldia Umphlet; husband, Richard Coll; foster siblings: Opal Murphy, and Clarence Murphy. Service is at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at Brookside Community Church, 6102 Evard Rd., with calling 1 hour prior. Cemetery service is at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at Butler Cemetery, Butler, Indiana. Memorials may be made to The Heifer Project. To sign an online guest book, go to

David Harpster AUBURN — David W. Harpster, 63, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at Johnson Funeral Home, Hudson.

Annette Campbell WOLCOTTVILLE — Annette Campbell, 75, of Wolcottville, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at home. Arrangements are pending at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville.

James Kruse KENDALLVILLE — James Kruse, 70, of Kendallville, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Funeral services are Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 at noon at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial with military honors is at Marion National Cemetery. Visitation is from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the church.

Ron Mosley KENDALLVILLE — Ron Mosley, 73, of Kendallville, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Visitation is Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville. Funeral services are Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

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Herma Terry KENDALLVILLE — Herma Terry, age 78, of Kendallville, died Friday, December 13, 2013 at home. Mrs. Terry was born in Emmalena, Kentucky in Knott County on November 5, 1935 to the late Charles Combs and Cassie (Napier) Combs. She married Willis Terry on October 22, 1955 in Chicago, and he preceded her in death August 11, Mrs. Terry 1985. Herma was employed for 25 years with Essex Wire in Ligonier. She also worked at Starcraft in Goshen until she retired in 1985. She attended the Community Baptist Church and Five Corners Baptist Church. Survivors include: three daughters, Wanda and Leonard Combs, Pine Top, Ky., Flo and Kenneth Manship of Kendallville, and Donna and Ramiro Garza of LaGrange; two sons, Willis and Rebecca Terry of Kendallville, and Jason Terry of Wolcottville; 11 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; two brothers, Rev. Lee Combs of Wolcottville, and J.W. and Vicki Combs of Stroh; and a sister, Josephine Shipe of Anniston, Ala. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Matthew Terry; her brothers, John Combs, Larry Combs and Richard Combs; and her sisters, Cynthia Miller, Betty Martin, Aminta Terry, Judy Combs and Pauline Combs. Visitation will be today anytime after 3 p.m. at Five Corners Baptist Church north of Wolcottville on State Road 3. Funeral services will be Monday, December 16, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Five Corners Baptist Church with Pastor Anthony Dale Hicks officiating the service. Burial will be at Woodruff Cemetery. Casketbearers will be Kenny Manship, Ramiro Garza, Keith Spriggs, Josh Landez, Joe Hicks and Christian Bostick. Send a condolences to the family at Arrangements have been entrusted to Hite Funeral Home of Kendallville.

Virginia Wilbur AUBURN — Virigina Wilbur, 93, of Auburn died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at DeKalb Health in Auburn. Virginia was born March 11, 1920, in Jackson Mrs. Wilbur Township, DeKalb County, Indiana, to Floyd L. and Gladys E. (Sebring) Farver. She married Andrew “Andy” Wilbur on Sept. 15, 1940, in Mishawaka, and he passed away Aug. 24, 2008. Mrs. Wilbur was a homemaker and also was

‘Mighty Fine’ man was patriotic BY DENNIS NARTKER

KENDALLVILLE — He was a mighty fine man. Antonio G. “Mighty Fine” Jimenez, 88, of Kendallville, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at his home. “My dad was a proud man. He loved his Bible and prayed every day,” recalled his daughter Olga Hernandez. Mr. Jimenez was born in Brownsville, Texas, on Aug. 10, 1925. His son Anthony Jimenez said his father was not an educated man and most of his knowledge came from many years he spent shrimping in the Gulf of Mexico and his time in the U.S. Army during World War II. “I know he came from a hard era,” said Anthony Jimenez. “He talked about the hardships of his childhood, working at a very young age for his uncle selling baked goods and working as a brick carrier at construction sites. He always told me, you do what you have to do.” Antonio Jimenez was extremely proud of his military service during the war. He was wounded twice in battle and received two Purple Hearts. He never spoke much of his time in the U.S. Army. “Dad voted in every election. He considered voting his patriotic duty,” said his son. Jimenez’s son recalled as a child when the family moved from Texas to Warsaw. “We didn’t have much. We had one car, a Chevy station wagon.” Every time his father drove a long-time babysitter. She was a member of the Auburn Church of the Nazarene where she also taught the toddler Sunday school class for over 50 years. Surviving are a son, Kevin D. Wilbur of Auburn; a daughter, Michele and her husband, James Bauman Jr. of Avilla; a granddaughter, Rebekah Bauman of Avilla; and three nephews, Mike and Nancy Rowe, Steve and Sally Rowe, and Colynn and Sue Bender. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and two sisters and their sponsors, Dolores and Lloyd Rowe, and Pauline and Lynn Bender. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 Center St., Auburn, with Pastor Doug Thomas officiating. Burial will be Woodlawn Cemetery in Auburn. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Auburn Church of the Nazarene. To send condolences, visit www.fellerandclark.

Dennis Becker HUDSON — Dennis Becker, 65, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Funeral services are Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church near Hudson. Burial is in Prince of Peace Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation is from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.


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the family under an overpass in the car his kids would yell for him to honk the horn. Mr. Jimenez was a member of American Legion Post 86 in Kendallville and lifetime member of the Francis Vinyard VFW Post 2729 in Kendallville. Many legion and VFW members and their families remember him as the chaplain who led them in prayer before and after memorial services, special events and meetings. He retired from Newnam Foundry in 1990 after 15 years of service and also worked at McCray Refrigeration in Kendallville. His son Anthony remembered when he started working his father would

Kerry returns to Vietnam HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) — John Kerry first set foot in Vietnam 44 years ago, a young U.S. Navy officer fighting in a war that would come to profoundly influence his political career and foreign policy thinking. He returned again Saturday, this time as America’s top diplomat, offering security assurances and working to promote democratic and economic reforms in the communist country. In his 14th trip to the Southeast Asian nation since the war’s end, the U.S. secretary of state was trying to bolster the remarkable rapprochement that he had encouraged and helped to engineer as a senator in the 1990s. “I can’t think of two countries that have worked harder, done more and done better to try to bring themselves together and change history, to change the future, to provide a future for people that is very, very different,” Kerry told a group of businesspeople, students and others at the U.S. Consulate’s American Center in Ho Chi Minh City. Kerry last was in Vietnam in 2000, when Bill Clinton became the first American president to visit since the end of the war in 1975 and the start of the U.S. embargo against the former French colony. Between 1991 and 2000, Kerry traveled 13 times to Vietnam to try to normalize relations, beginning with visits to clear up lingering questions over the fate of American prisoners of war and those listed as missing in action. In the city he first knew as Saigon, the capital of the former South Vietnam, Kerry met Saturday with members of

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help him fill out his tax forms. It became a game on who would be the first to get the 1040 IRS forms. “I would try to beat him saying I got my forms in the mail today.” Mr. Jimenez enjoyed reading the newspaper, working word search puzzles and visiting with friends. Each morning, he spent time reading and studying his Bible and praying while enjoying a cup of morning coffee. He married Margarita Marquez in 1945 in Brownsville, Texas, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 16, 2002. He was also preceded in death by his son Larry “Mayo” Jimenez, and granddaughters Jennifer Hernandez and Kathy Lynn Sparkman. He is survived by seven daughters, two sons, 28 grandchildren, 5 stepgrandchildren and many great grandchildren. Grandson Tim Belcher Bailey said he will never forget the chats with his grandfather and the stories he shared with him over the years. Anthony Jimenez said his father battled cancer in the his last months of life but never complained. “I learned a lot about my dad in the last couple of months. He accepted the hand he was dealt and did the best he could.” Mr. Jimenez never had a bad word to say to anyone. When asked how he was doing, he would always say to his son: “Mighty fine thanks to the good Lord and your mom.” He lies next to his wife in Lake View Cemetery.

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the business community and entrepreneurs to talk up the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a broad trade agreement that the U.S. is now negotiating with Vietnam and nine other Asian countries. To take full advantage of the deal’s economic opportunities, Kerry said Vietnam, which has been widely criticized for its human rights record, must embrace changes. “A commitment to an open Internet, to a more open society, to the rights of people to be able to exchange their ideas, to high-quality education, to a business environment that supports innovative companies and to the protection of individual people’s human rights and their ability to be able to join together and express their ideas, all of these things create a more vibrant and a more powerful economy, as well as a society,” Kerry said. “It strengthens a country, it doesn’t weaken it,” Kerry said. “The United States urges leaders here to embrace that possibility and to protect those rights.” He made the comments after attending Mass at Notre Dame Cathedral, built in the 1880s and 1890s under French colonial rule, in a bid to show support for the tenuous freedom of worship in Vietnam. Vietnamese authorities have been criticized for harassing, prosecuting and jailing Catholic clergy. On Sunday, he planned to go to the Mekong River delta region, where he commanded a swift patrol boat in 1968 and 1969. Kerry’s schedule included a riverboat cruise along waters that were his old haunts. He intended to inspect agriculture projects that

are a mainstay of southern Vietnam’s economy and assess the impact of upstream development and climate change. In later talks with Vietnamese officials in Hanoi, Kerry was expected to make the case that respect for human rights, particularly freedom of speech and religion, is essential to improved relations with the United States. He also was expected to raise the issue of political prisoners whom the United States would like to see released. The chief focus of the discussions, however, was expected to maritime security and territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Vietnam and other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are deeply concerned about China’s growing assertiveness. They are looking to the United States to serve as a counterbalance by stepping up its traditional role as a guarantor of security in the Asia-Pacific. The Obama administration has pledged to do so as part of its self-described “pivot to Asia,” with calls for a binding code of conduct on the high seas to ease tensions between China and its smaller neighbors over disputed territory. China has reacted angrily to the U.S. approach. Earlier this month, over strenuous objections from Washington, Beijing announced a new air defense zone over parts of the East China Sea, where it has competing claims with Japan. Chinese officials have since said they might declare a similar zone in the South China Sea.

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School shooter was kicked off speech team CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A student who walked into his suburban Denver high school with a shotgun looking for a specific teacher was a skilled debater with strong political views who recently was kicked off the speech and debate team, according to students and a teacher. Karl Pierson, 18, critically wounded a student before apparently killing himself Friday at Arapahoe High School as police moved in. His body was found about a half-hour after the shooting was reported. Steve Miles, an English teacher who taught Pierson as a freshman, said Saturday that the school librarian who ran the speech team cut Pierson from the team, but he didn’t know why. “I think he (Pierson) really cultivated his speech and argument skills and really thought that was a big part of his identity. … He probably thought it was a pretty crushing blow to get

kicked off the debate team,” Miles said. It’s unclear whether the librarian was the person Pierson was searching for when he entered the school with a gun. Authorities haven’t identified Pierson’s target, but students say the librarian was the one he was seeking. Sheriff Grayson Robinson has described the target as a teacher. “Our initial investigation is causing us to believe that this shooting was the result of revenge on the part of the shooter because of a confrontation or a disagreement between the shooter and the teacher,” Robinson said. Senior Dillon Johnson, 17, said he thinks that when Pierson lost his platform to share his passionate views through the debate team, it “set him off.” Students described Pierson as an outspoken, sometimes goofy and smart student who often would talk about his beliefs during

class, sometimes even debating his teachers. They also said he was an Eagle Scout who finished at the top of speech competitions. Pierson competed in extemporaneous speaking — in which students prepare short speeches on current events — in the National Forensic League’s national tournament in June in Birmingham, Ala. He didn’t advance to the elimination rounds, the league said. This year’s yearbook also listed him as being a member of the cross-country team. Students said Pierson held communist views and liked to discuss current events and issues, offering his own solutions. None said Pierson was bullied for his beliefs. “He would speak for himself. He would not be afraid to tell someone how he feels,” said Zach Runberg, 18, a fellow senior who had an English class with Pierson.



NEW YORK (AP) — When Michael Bloomberg took the oath as mayor nearly a dozen years ago, he was a political neophyte faced with a city still smoldering from a terrorist attack that crippled its economy, wounded its psyche and left a ragged scar across lower Manhattan. Bloomberg is now poised to leave office Dec. 31 having dramatically reshaped the city, from its government to its skyline. He steered it through a series of crises, both natural and man-made, and his innovative public health policies appear to have added years to residents’ lives. The city has never been safer or cleaner, a teeming metropolis transformed into a must-see attraction for more than 50 million tourists a year. But Bloomberg’s approach to governing as the billionaire businessman he is, employing hard data and the free market to drive much of the city’s renaissance, sometimes left him without an ability to connect with those who felt left behind. Income inequality grew during his years. The number of homeless has soared. And some ethnic and religious minorities complain that a steep drop in crime has come at the expense of their civil liberties. As Bloomberg’s three terms trickle down to their final days, he leaves as a singular figure with an unquestioned impact but as one whose legacy is still being debated. Polls show his policies are far more popular than the man. “He is a public-spirited

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and visionary man of great wealth who took advantage of the failure of politics as usual to deal with extraordinary circumstances,” said Kenneth Sherrill, a retired political science professor at Hunter College. “He largely succeeded doing what he pleased and he didn’t damn well care what you thought of it.” Despite that power, it was improbable that Bloomberg became mayor at all. He made his fortune — now estimated at $31 billion — from the global financial

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wounds and begin assembling a governing agenda as an alternative to Democrats. “To really do what we think needs to be done, we are going to have to win some elections and in the meantime let’s try and make this divided government work,” Ryan said. “I think our constituents are expecting a little more from us. They’re expecting us to not keep shutting the government down, they’re expecting us to pay the bills.” Ryan’s stature among Republicans as a policy leader was established by writing blueprints on overhauling entitlement programs and curbing federal spending, well before he joined Romney’s presidential ticket. The 43-year-old aficionado of economist Ayn Rand could jump into the 2016 White House race after next year’s elections or eventually try to succeed House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.

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Ryan’s budget plan: A bridge over the Republican divide? WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Paul Ryan likened his 2-year budget agreement with Democrats to taking a few steps in the right direction. But the bipartisan deal also carries potential value for Republicans and Ryan himself at a time when the party lacks a clear leader ahead of the 2014 election. If the agreement eventually comes to represent the badly needed bridge between Republican factions, Ryan was its builder. In winning House passage of the bill last week, Mitt Romney’s 2012 running mate pushed fellow conservatives to recognize the realities of divided government and take a more measured approach after a party-crippling government shutdown in October. The compromise Ryan, R-Wis., negotiated with Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., represents a new, pronounced effort by Republicans to avoid more self-inflicted



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Looking Back •

100 years ago • Columbia City has

been the scene of much talk and trouble over the tango dance, a paper having been signed by many and is to be taken to Mayor Meyers as a petition from the people to abolish the awful tango in that heavenly little city. Many times the different ladies and sometimes men in the very nice towns have a feeling of envy toward a nice tango dance which is being done by some respectable couple who are doing the dance as a novelty and not because it is supposed to be immoral. As far as dancing is concerned the waltz, two step or any other dance can be made immoral if the right kind of dancers try to dance it. Maybe Columbia City has had some dancers take advantage of an opportunity and in order to spite that few they take the innocent too. THE NEWS SUN

25 years ago • Kendallville

Central School students and city firefighters loaded 7,308 food items onto a truck for delivery to the Kendallville Chamber of Commerce Christmas Bureau. KCS students collected the food from Dec. 2-9 for the needy in the community. This was the fourth year for the school’s food drive, started in memory of seventh-grade student Aaron Barker who died in 1985. The students received congratulatory phone calls from the offices of U.S. President-elect George Bush, Indiana Governor-elect Evan Bayh and Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction H. Dean Evans. THE EVENING STAR

25 years ago

• Jeff Turner of Auburn, then 36, was seeking the Republican nomination for the U.S. House. The winner of a special election would replace Dan Coats, who had filled a U.S. Senate seat vacated when Dan Quayle became vice president. Turner narrowly lost the GOP nomination to Dan Heath, and Democrat Jill Long won the seat in Congress. HERALD REPUBLICAN

25 years ago • The Steuben

County Plan Commission is going to look into closing a development loophole being taken advantage of by some developers. Currently, if a developer wants to develop a subdivision with less than six parcels, the plan does not need to get plat approval. Planners are looking at reducing the number to better control subdivision development.








Our View •

Ongoing challenges: kids’ tobacco use, exposure to violence We must not look away when it comes to the physical and mental health of our kids. Tobacco use is the No. 1 cause of preventable death, annually claiming 9,700 lives in Indiana and costing the state $2.1 billion, or more, in health care bills. Fifteen years after the 1998 state tobacco settlement, Indiana ranks 31st in the nation in funding programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a report shared with us by Greg Johnson of Tobacco-Free Northeast Indiana Indiana this year will collect $536.9 million in revenue from the 1998 tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes, but will spend just 1.1 percent of it on tobacco prevention programs. Only one penny of every dollar in tobacco revenue Indiana’s cigarette is used to fight tobacco use — an overall tax of 99.5 cents per funding cut of 64 percent since 2008. Tobacco companies spend $271.7 pack ranks 32nd in the million a year to market their products in nation and is below Indiana — 47 times what the state spends prevention. the national average of on tobacco The annual report on states’ funding $1.53 per pack. of tobacco prevention programs, titled “A Broken Promise to Our Children: The 1998 State Tobacco Settlement 15 Years Later,” was released by the Campaign for TobaccoFree Kids, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Lung Association, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights. Indiana tobacco prevention programs helped reduce smoking among high school students by more than one-third since 2001, to 18.1 percent of students in 2011. But in recent years funding for the program has been diverted. Indiana’s cigarette tax of 99.5 cents per pack ranks 32nd in the nation and is below the national average of $1.53 per pack. Tobacco prevention and cessation programs reduce smoking and save lives and money. Florida’s well-funded, sustained tobacco prevention program reduced its high school smoking rate to just 8.6 percent in 2013, far below the national rate. One study found that during the first 10 years of its tobacco prevention program, Washington state saved more than $5 in tobacco-related hospitalization costs for every $1 spent on the program. The reduction in funding for tobacco prevention means Hoosiers will have more kids smoking, more lives lost to tobacco and higher tobacco-related health care costs. Another peril to our kids that we often ignore is the glamorization of violence. As we approach the anniversary of the Newtown, Conn., tragedy which left 27 children and adults dead, The Culture and Media Institute, a conservative watchdog group, has released a study noting that the 20 highestrated dramas shown on TV the week before last year’s shootings featured 145 acts of violence. That included 101 gun-related acts of violence and 39 deaths. “The Walking Dead,” “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “Sons of Anarchy” featured extended gun battles. The CMI claims that Hollywood is hypocritical in its attitude toward guns. While TV and movie stars call for stronger gun control laws, their shows glamorize violence. We renew our plea to parents: Please closely monitor kids’ television, video games and movies. Far too many young people view things that are too intense, even, for many adults. Speaking of intensity … bring back the ads that graphically, but accurately, depicted tobacco’s toll.

OUR VIEW is written on a rotating basis by Grace Housholder, Dave Kurtz, Matt Getts and Michael Marturello. Publisher Terry Housholder is also a member of the editorial board. We welcome readers’ comments.

Letters • Newspaper delivery is a ‘blessing’ To the editor: I just sent my newspaper carrier a special Christmas card with an enclosed $52 check. I figure a dollar a week should show my appreciation for his unerring service for 365 days in 2013 Out here in the “sticks” it’s quite a blessing to have my newspaper appear in the orange receiver tube every day as I return home from work and it’s even wrapped in plastic on any bad-weather day! All of you — even you Scrooges who missed your paper a couple days last year — should show your thanks to the folks who have given you one of your best receiver services this year. 2 Corinthians 9:7, “Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” Merry Christmas! Terry Edwards Spencerville

Government doesn’t create jobs To the editor: I am writing to express my disappointment in state Rep. Ben Smaltz for his eagerness to spend taxpayer money, and his lack of understanding about how jobs are created in a free-market economy. First, Rep. Smaltz sent a Legislative Report to constituents this summer which repeatedly boasts of his role in spending taxpayer money. However, Rep. Smaltz cleverly uses

the word “invest” when he really means “spend.” Now, this is straight out of the liberal Democrat playbook from the 1990s. When government overspending became unpopular, the spenders started using the word “investment” instead. I urge readers to take a closer look at Rep. Smaltz’s Legislative Report and to count the number of times a variation of the word “invest” appears. When a politician claims he wants to invest, it’s time for taxpayers to protect their wallets. More of this bragging over “investment” was on display when Rep. Smaltz wrote newspapers around the state (including The Star) to boast of his personal efforts to increase state spending on roads by 33 percent in a single year. He considers this to be leadership. I also object to Rep. Smaltz’s claims, in that op-ed he wrote and in his Legislative Report, that government should “invest” (there’s that word again) to foster job creation. In his campaign literature, Rep. Smaltz describes himself as a small business owner, so he should know better. Government doesn’t create jobs. It never has, and it never will. Government spending takes money out of the private sector, away from businesses which really do create jobs. The best thing government can do to help business owners create jobs in our community is to get out of the way. Ben Smaltz never learned this lesson on the County Council, and he is still getting it wrong down in Indianapolis. Gene Woodworth Waterloo

Historic auto bailout has paid off for Hoosiers KOKOMO — Indiana is the “Crossroads of America.” We are the second-ranking automobile manufacturer in the nation. Five years ago, we just about lost much of the industry that helped forge the Hoosier middle class. Our leaders from then-Gov. Mitch Daniels to Treasurer Richard Mourdock were indifferent to whether General Motors and Chrysler survived as they teetered on the brink of oblivion. When the Bush ‘43 and Obama administrations infused Toxic Asset Relief Program funds to help these two companies survive the Wall Street meltdown, the ensuing Great Recession and their own mismanagement over the previous generation, the political reaction was the tea party, which opposed the “bailouts.” There was widespread skepticism from Indiana Republicans. On Monday, General Motors announced that it was making a final payment on the $49.5 billion it borrowed from the U.S. government in 2008 and 2009 to keep it out of liquidation. Taxpayers lost $10.5 billion on that deal. But of the $80 billion in TARP that went to automakers, about $93 million has been paid back. NBC News reported that of the $421.8 billion spent on bailouts, $432.7 billion have been recovered. “With the final sale of GM stock, this important chapter in our nation’s history is now closed,” Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said. “It’s been a long, hard road with the label of ‘Government Motors,’” said GM North American Division president Mark L. Reuss. “When things looked darkest for our most iconic industry, we bet on

what was true: The ingenuity and resilience of the proud, hardworking men and women who make this country strong,” President Obama said Monday. He and Vice President Biden made a rare joint trip to a Kokomo Chrysler transmission plant in November 2010, and the president said then, “We to make a HOWEY decided stand. We made the POLITICAL decision because REPORT we had confidence in the American worker.” Brian Howey As GM and Chrysler stood on the brink in 2008, analysts from Brookings Institute and the Center for Automotive Research told a forum in Indianapolis that a bankruptcy and liquidation could have cost up to 150,000 Indiana jobs — including 40,000 at GM — and billions of dollars in wages, as well as personal and corporate tax revenue. According to a white paper released by U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, Indiana had 102,000 workers in the auto industry, or 5 percent of the total workforce in 2008. Within a year, 30,000 of those jobs were gone. Asked where Kokomo would be now without the auto rescue, Mayor Greg Goodnight observed, “It’s hard to say, but we’d be in much worse shape. How much worse is anyone’s guess.” Today, 102,000 Hoosiers are working in the auto industry, back to 2008 levels. At GM, Chrysler, Honda, Toyota, Subaru

and Cummins Engines, the direct employment is 31,703. Scattered across the Hoosier prairie and dozens of cities and towns, more than 70,000 of us produce auto parts and sell cars at dealerships. Factor in the multipliers — businesses ranging from restaurants to construction, to services — and you see the huge impact of the industry. It is hard to calculate where Indiana’s economy might have fallen had GM and Chrysler liquidated. Some brands of the two companies such as Jeep would likely have survived. But Indiana’s jobless rate spiked at 12 percent in 2009 — rose to close to 20 percent in Kokomo — and stayed in the 8 percent range up through this autumn. Had 150,000 Hoosiers been forced out of work, Indiana’s economy certainly would have sunk into depression. Today, these six companies mentioned have invested in the $2 billion range in Indiana facilities, including $1.6 billion at Chrysler’s Kokomo complex and $467 million at GM plants in Bedford, Marion, Fort Wayne and Kokomo. The decisions Obama made in 2009 — initially pumping in TARP funds, rejecting an outright bailout in the spring, forcing an expedited bankruptcy that summer and a restructuring that saw Chrysler merging with Italian automaker Fiat and the UAW pension fund gaining partial ownership — were controversial here in Indiana, even with so much investment and legacy. Mourdock tried to thwart the Chrysler/Fiat merger, saying it perverted two centuries of bankruptcy law, with the U.S. Supreme Court rejecting the case. Daniels characterized the bailouts

“We bet on what was true: The ingenuity and resilience of the proud, hardworking men and women who make this country strong,” President Obama said Monday.

• as “good money chasing the bad” while GM was in the “handout business.” Republicans such as former U.S. Rep. Mark Souder, with the Fort Wayne GM plant in his district, reluctantly backed the deal. “As long as they have a fighting chance, I’m willing to give them a fighting chance,” Souder said at the time. In times of crisis, American presidents have made tough calls, ranging from Lincoln’s suspension of habeas corpus, to FDR’s misguided internment of Japanese-Americans. They have also leaned on our steel and production. During World War II, the auto industry became the “arsenal of democracy.” And it will still be with us in the future The payoff for Obama on this particular issue will come in the history books and his second term decision to increase fuel use levels to over 50 mpg within the decade, even though he lost Indiana to Mitt Romney in 2012 with only 42.4 percent of the vote. BRIAN HOWEY is publisher of the Howey Political Report, a weekly briefing on Indiana politics. Contact him at 317506-0883 or at:




Words complicate gay marriage debate It seems inevitable: Next November, Hoosiers voters will decide whether to pass a constitutional ban against gay marriage in our state. We’re going to spend much of the coming year in a debate over this issue — a battle that could turn bitter. Our problem stems partly from using the same word to describe a religious ceremony and a legal status. Because of our double meaning for the word marriage, people have a hard time separating two very different questions: • Is gay marriage consistent with religious tenets? and • Should gay couples be granted legal status as partners? Like a lot of Hoosiers and Americans, I’ve seen my own views on this question evolve over the past couple of decades. People could argue that I’ve been influenced by a barrage of positive messages about gay culture

in the media. But personal experiences have played a larger role in shaping my opinions. The next generation of my family helped change my outlook. One son and his wife, in particular, have numerous gay friends and even next-door neighbors. I’ve spent time with some of their gay friends, some of whom are couples, and it has led me to conclude that gay marriage does not pose much of a threat to the future of the republic. So, back to our terminology problem. Marriage is a sacred ritual of the Christian church and other faiths. It’s the only one we regulate by law. The state of Indiana doesn’t care that I’ve been baptized or when I took communion. The state does not regulate whether I should have been sprinkled with water or fully immersed. It does not decide if I

should drink real wine or grape juice at the communion rail. The state also doesn’t care if I got married in a church. Betsy and I would be just as legally married if we had taken our vows in the courthouse or a city hall. The state does not consider us more married DAVE than someone else because a Christian pastor KURTZ performed the ceremony. Our marriage would be equally valid if a rabbi or a county clerk had done the honors. So we’ve established long ago that from the state’s viewpoint, the legality of a marriage does not depend at all on religion. However, the state’s definition of marriage as one man plus one woman depends entirely on the viewpoints of religions that share the same definition. Those religions should be free

to decide whether they want to perform marriage ceremonies for gay couples or not. They can debate that from now to eternity. But I see no debate about the fact that gay couples are citizens of the state of Indiana and should have the same right as Betsy and I to declare themselves as units for legal purposes — such as owning a house, signing a contract and inheriting property. To make that idea easier to accept, maybe the state should stop using the term marriage. The proposed amendment to the Indiana constitution would prevent us from ever reaching such a compromise. It reads: “Only a marriage between one (1) man and one (1) woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Indiana. A legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized.” That second sentence means we

can’t find another, less controversial word to use for gay partnerships. We should make an effort to find the right word, and we should apply it to everyone to describe their status as partners. Marriage should be something you do in a house of worship, with each faith deciding the rules for itself. If a gay couple in a legal partnership wants to use the word “married,” it will depend on finding a church that agrees to perform the ceremony. My personal opinion on gays and church-sanctioned marriage shouldn’t matter to anyone outside my own denomination. But in case God disagrees, you might not want to sit beside me in the pew this morning — just in case of lightning bolts. DAVE KURTZ is the executive editor of KPC Media Group newspapers. He may be reached at dkurtz@kpc media. com.

Rise of liberal self-delusion The civil war ripping through the Republican Party is familiar by now. But a similar battle inside the Democratic Party is just starting to emerge. Orthodox liberals are trying to mimic the tea party and impose political correctness on moderate apostates. They point to the election of two left-wing heroes in deep blue states — Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts COKIE ROBERTS last year, and Mayor-elect Bill STEVEN ROBERTS de Blasio in New York last month — as a sign that the party, and the country, is heading their way. “In our minds, Elizabeth Warren is the north star to which the entire Democratic Party can look as they seek direction,” Adam Green of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee told Politico. “The wind is at our back.” If the Democratic Party is foolish enough to listen to such nonsense, they deserve the defeats that will inevitably ensue. The Republicans provide a stark warning of what happens when an extreme faction dominates a mainstream party. In recent years, the GOP has nominated five hardline conservatives in close Senate races who then lost in the general election. Primary opponents and voters pulled Mitt Romney far to the right on issues like immigration and helped extinguish his chances of defeating President Obama. At least four senior Republican senators — Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, Thad Cochran and John Cornyn — are being challenged as heretics in primaries next year. Their sin: They dare to talk to Democrats occasionally. The self-delusion infecting the left is reflected in the numbers. In 2012, only 25 percent of voters identified as liberals while 35 percent called themselves conservatives (41 percent were moderates). In a recent Gallup survey, only 19 percent chose the label “economic liberal;” 41 percent picked “economic conservative”. Or look at history. Since 1968, Democrats have nominated five northern liberals in the Warren mode (including two from her home state): Hubert Humphrey, George McGovern, Walter Mondale, Michael Dukakis and John Kerry. They all lost. Before Obama, the only Democrats to win the presidency over a 40-year period were two moderate Southern governors, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. Yes, the president is from Illinois, but he hardly ran as a Warren-type ideologue. Nor has he governed as one, much to the dismay of hardliners that his press secretary once derided as “professional liberals.” And yet the left is desperate for a candidate to challenge Hillary Clinton, a card-carrying moderate, in 2016. So far,

Dear Santa: Readers share Christmas wishes The holiday season is in full swing, bringing with it the return of the annual Letters to Santa page at Here are some of the Christmas wishes that have been sent by good boys and girls from northeast Indiana: “Dear Santa, I have been VERY good this year I would like a karaoke machine, 2 CDs, and whatever else you think I might like. I will leave milk and cookies under the ONLINE tree for you. Have a safe COMMENTS trip. Love, Kiara” “Dear Santa, My name is Cameron. I am 7 yrs James Tew old and have been a pretty good boy. How are your reindeers doing? Good I hope. For Christmas I would like some Pokemon cards and a Pokemon DS game. I also would like to have a hockey table, and whatever else you think I might like. I will leave milk and cookies under the tree and I will also leave some reindeer oats for the reindeers. Have a safe trip and keep warm. P.S. Tell Mrs. Claus I said HI. Love, Cameron T.” To get your requests to Santa before Christmas Eve, go to and select Features > Letters to Santa from the navigation menu.

New on video Videos covering holiday and other events were posted this past week on Highlights from last weekend’s Kendallville Christmas Parade are included in a video posted Monday, as well as coverage of the ceremony as the city’s sesquicentennial time capsule was placed and sealed in front of City Hall. Taking a ride down the toboggan slide at Pokagon State Park is a winter staple for many in the area. KPC photographer Brian Glick took some trips down the slide at the Angola Area Chamber of Commerce Corporate Speed Challenge on Dec. 5; you can see video at Monday’s Neighbors feature profiled Sharrita Lawson-Carpenter, leader of the 4-H Dog Club in LaGrange County. A related video at shows Lawson-Carpenter and Bo, a yellow Labrador retriever, demonstrating some of the skills learned in the dog club. To see the latest KPC Media Group videos, go to and select Multimedia > Video from the navigation menu.


Santa Claus waves from atop a Kendallville Fire Department truck during the city’s 45th annual Christmas Parade on Dec. 7. Highlights from the parade are included in a video at kpcnews. com; scan the QR code to watch it on your tablet or smartphone.

Partisanship and ideology play a vital role in American politics. The problem is when purists turn into bullies — when they want to impose their orthodoxies on everyone else.

• Warren insists she won’t run. But others — including two Vermonters, Sen. Bernie Sanders or former Gov. Howard Dean — could step in if she stays out. Partisanship and ideology play a vital role in American politics. The problem is when purists turn into bullies — when they want to impose their orthodoxies on everyone else. The “professional liberals” are not as effective or as organized as the tea party, but they can be just as destructive. In 2010, they supported a left-wing primary opponent against Sen. Blanche Lincoln, a two-term Democrat from Arkansas, whose centrist voting record actually reflected her border state constituents. Lincoln survived the purge but was so bloodied by the battle that she lost badly in November. Now the “professional liberals” are at it again. Two executives of Third Way, a center-left think tank, wrote an op-ed piece in The Wall Street Journal warning against the “Warren wing of the Democratic party” that indulges in “fantasy-based blue-state populism.” Liberals immediately demanded that Democrats linked to Third Way denounce the article and sever ties with the organization. This is tea partyism in reverse. And it is just as misguided on the left as on the right. Obama will be president for three more years, and on at least two important issues, he will have to defy his liberal base to accomplish his objectives. One is trade, where promising agreements that could create thousands of new jobs face staunch opposition from organized labor. The other is entitlements, which are swallowing a growing chunk of the federal budget and squeezing out spending on other progressive priorities, such as medical research and early childhood education. The president is open to reform, but the “professional liberals” defend every cent of those entitlements, and even want to expand Social Security. Hard-shell conservatives fantasize that the “Ted Cruz Wing” of the Republican Party will lead them to victory. The loony left is just as misty-eyed about the “Warren Wing” of the Democratic Party. They’re both wrong. This is a moderate, pragmatic country. Any party that ignores that truth is doomed to defeat. COKIE ROBERTS AND STEVEN V. ROBERTS are columnists for Newspaper Enterprise Assn. They can be contacted at stevecokie@gmail. com.

Reforming school reform A Tuesday Our View about Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s education agenda (“What’s in Pence’s school agenda for us?”) sparked a reaction from online reader anned, who commented: “Why do reformers continue to see it necessary to pour money into charter schools that prove to be less successful than our public schools? Since they have labeled our public schools as ‘failing’, why not help them with additional funding? We could reduce class size, add pre-school programs, add innovative programs such as New Tech, Montessori, arts programs, and additional technology. Reformers are not looking at the real issue of poverty in education. Why don’t we get to the real issue of children living in poverty and do something about that? How do they expect children living in poverty to be able to function at school?” To see the KPC stories receiving the most comments online, go to and check out the Most Commented section. JAMES TEW (“james_t” on The Fence Post) is online editor for KPC Media Group. He can be reached by email at

Commentary • High fives

High5s & Hisses

To the Norfolk Southern Railroad for holding up trains on Saturday, Dec. 7, so the Kendallville Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade could proceed unimpeded. Last year a passing train interrupted the procession with half of the school band on each side of the tracks. East Noble band director Bryan Munoz thanks Norfolk Southern for being so accommodating. “True Christmas spirit shown by a great company,” he said. To the Angola Rotary club and Angola Elks Lodge who treated more than 100 RISE Inc. clients and staff members to a turkey lunch, Christmas carols, dancing and meeting Santa Claus in an annual tradition. To state Rep. David Ober, R-Albion, Kendallville Mayor Suzanne Handshoe

and Dr. Jerry Jansen for their successful campaign that convinced Gov. Mike Pence to designate the late Don Moore of Kendallville as a Sagamore of the Wabash, the state’s highest honor.

To the Downtown Auburn Business Association and the DeKalb Fair Association, sponsors of the Gingerbread Festival that provided an afternoon Christmas-themed fun at Middaugh Hall in Auburn. To the winners of the Kendallville Area Chamber of Commerce holiday decorating contest, Howard and Cheryl Mapes of 602 N. Oak St. in the home division and Antiques and More, 227 S. Main St., in the business division. HIGH FIVES AND HISSES is a Sunday feature compiled by this newspaper’s editorial board. If you have a “high five” or a “hiss” to nominate, call or email the editor of this newspaper.





HEALTH: Noble County woman felt adverse affects FROM PAGE A1

and at a fraction of what he had been paying. The insurance plan he finally was able to sign up for through will cost him less than $200 per month. It will mean more than $400 per month extra to spend. From a peace-of-mind standpoint? “It helps me to rest a little easier,” Sparkman said. From providing a safety net, to trouble with the website to getting insurance dropped, the president’s health initiative is impacting northeastern Indiana.

Website woes Navigating wasn’t easy for Sparkman. It proved Kendallville resident Jerry Newcomer house. Northeast Indiana received 5 to impossible for James Bailey, uses his snowblower Saturday to clear 8 inches of snow from late Friday night a rural Auburn resident who the sidewalk in front of his Park Avenue through Saturday. spent weeks trying to assist a relative in getting signed up. Like Sparkman, Bailey was pleased his relative could have health insurance. FROM PAGE A1 snow plows and municipal “I thought, ‘Great, she’ll it was a day for using his 6 p.m. plow trucks were busy get insurance relatively snowblower for the first A check with area Sheriff Saturday trying to keep with time this season keeping the easy,’” Bailey said. “She Department dispatchers the falling snow. No roads sidewalk clear in front of his has a pre-existing condition. indicated no serious were reported closed due to It’s critical. She needs her Park Avenue home. accidents, and no officials the snow. Other residents were seen insurance.” declared snow emergenIndiana Michigan Power Bailey spent an hour using leaf blowers, ATVs cies. “I think people had Company’s website reported and tractors with plows and shortly after the website adequate warning the snow no power outages in the went live going through the snow shovels to clear their was coming and pretty much area. online application process sidewalks and driveways. stayed off the roads,” said The Indiana Department for his relative. After that Temperatures remained DeKalb County emergency of Transportation reported below freezing Saturday. The hour, he attempted to submit management director Roger more than 100 trucks National Weather Service the application, but it Donaldson. worked around the clock forecast calls for a high of 19 wouldn’t go. Vehicle slide offs were plowing and salting to keep When he attempted to today and low of 4 tonight reported in Noble, LaGrange state highways open for with below freezing tempera- sign back on to her account and Steuben counties as traffic. and try again, the application tures through Wednesday. road conditions stayed slick. For residents like Jerry Don’t expect the snow to had disappeared, he said. It County highway department Newcomer of Kendallville was a scenario repeated over melt anytime too soon. and over again. The website is working better, Bailey said this week, but he hasn’t had any better luck getting through the

WINTER: No power outages reported in area

Fast-moving snowstorm begins trek into Northeast HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A fast-moving storm expected to drop a foot of snow or more in the Northeast over the weekend moved into the region Saturday as road crews went on high alert and airlines began canceling flights. Utilities braced for power outages, airports prepared for delays and local officials readied for slick roads while shoppers headed out to stores to tackle gift lists during a shorter-than-normal holiday shopping season. The National Weather Service has said 6 to 12 inches of snow was expected in New England, with as much as 14 inches possible along the Maine coast. Areas north and west of New York City and central Pennsylvania could get 8 inches or more. About half a foot was forecast in parts of Ohio, where snow began falling overnight. Hours before kickoff Saturday at the Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia, accountant Kathy Porter hovered under layers of clothing in the stands, trying to keep warm amid

low temperatures she doesn’t get much of back home in Charlotte, N.C. “We’re just hoping for snow and not rain — I think we can handle the snow,” Porter said. “I think we’ll be OK. A little frozen but OK.” Airlines have canceled about 940 flights because of the storm, mostly in the Northeast and Midwest. Almost 350 flights into and out of Newark, N.J., have been canceled, and 172 at Chicago’s O’Hare airport have been called off. ExpressJet and United have canceled the most flights so far. “It’s a pretty bad day for Newark,” said Mark Duell, a spokesman for FlightAware, a website that tracks commercial airlines. About 40 percent of Newark’s 900 flights have been cut, he said. If the weather gets much worse, American Airlines and Delta may be forced to cancel more flights in New York and Chicago, Duell said. Chicago was forecast to get 3 to 6 inches of snow by late Saturday afternoon, while several towns in

central Illinois had already received 8 inches. But some areas, including resorts and ski towns in Northern New England, welcomed the snow and were eager to see the winter season get started. “We have been watching (the forecast) since people first started talking about it on Monday or Tuesday,” said Ethan Austin, spokesman for the Sugarloaf Ski Resort in Carrabassett Valley, Maine. “Right now it’s setting up pretty well for us, so we’re pretty psyched.” Meteorologist Paul Head with the National Weather Service in State College, Pa., said winds will pick up into Sunday, presenting hazardous blowing snow for motorists. Temperatures in Connecticut dropped into the teens as snow began to fall there Saturday, and officials worried about road conditions since a saltwater solution normally applied before storms would freeze. But they were grateful the bad weather wouldn’t affect workday commutes.

STRAND: Digital equipment costs nearly $114,000 FROM PAGE A1

started the fundraising campaign Oct. 2 after learning the theater owner could not afford to pay for new digital projection equipment and might have to close the longtime Kendallville landmark. After Jan. 1, most movie companies will change to digital format and stop distributing movies on film. The Redevelopment Commission has offered

to purchase the projection equipment costing approximately $114,000 and lease it to the Strand Theatre owner, according to Diane Peachey, committee chairwoman. The campaign begun Oct. 2 has raised approximately $80,000, and a Save the Strand thermometer is on display at the Strand Theatre for the public to follow the fund drive. All money goes into the fund set up through the Noble County

Community Foundation. Anyone wishing to make a donation to the Save the Strand Fund can do so through the website or Noble County Community Foundation. Checks should be made payable to the foundation with a Strand memo. Shepherd’s Chevrolet-Buick-GMC in Kendallville is providing the trolley and XBox.

Mandela makes final journey home QUNU, South Africa (AP) — Nelson Mandela came home Saturday. A hearse carrying Mandela’s body drove into his hometown in rural South Africa ahead of burial Sunday, returning the country’s peacemaker to the place where he had always wanted to die. It was here in Qunu that Mandela roamed the hills and tended livestock as a youth, absorbing lessons about discipline and consensus from

traditional chiefs. From here he embarked on a journey — the “long walk to freedom” as he put it — that thrust him to the forefront of black South Africans’ struggle for equal rights that resonated around the world. As motorcyclists in uniform and armored personnel carriers escorted the vehicle carrying Mandela’s casket to the family compound, people lining the route sang, applauded and, in some cases, wept.

“When I saw the hearse passing, I couldn’t hold my excitement. I felt like I was holding him by the hand,” said Norma Khobo. “It was very exciting, I saw him!” The vehicle carrying Mandela’s casket, covered with a national flag, arrived at the family compound under cloudy skies at 4 p.m. It was accompanied by an enormous convoy of police, military and other vehicles, and a military helicopter hovered overhead.

entire application process. “It keeps saying on the TV that it’s fixed, but it’s not,” Bailey said. “Now it’s down to 25-30 minutes to fill in the basic information. (But) it keeps losing it.” Once a day for three weeks, Bailey said, he has tried to get the website to work. He gets all the way to the verification stage before bogging down. “It keeps saying the page is unavailable,” Bailey said. “I can’t submit her application. It keeps saying we hope to have it fixed in 24 hours.” Bailey eventually gave up, and now his relative is seeking professional assistance, he said. Sparkman at least was able to submit his application and receive health insurance. It was not easy for him, either, despite his degree in business administration/accounting. “I’ve been trying to sign up since the site came online,” Sparkman said. “I thought it was pretty frustrating.” For Sparkman, the application kept bogging down at the point when he clicked to allow the government to access his tax records to verify his income. Finally, after more than a month of trying, Sparkman was able to delete his previous application, then do a new one. This time, it appears to have gone through, he said. Sparkman is pleased, and said he thinks the country should be taking the health care debate a step further. “Regarding health care reform, I am more progressive than Obamacare,” Sparkman said. “I believe we should have a true

national health care system like other developed countries have. We are the only developed country that doesn’t have a true national health care system. I also believe that red states and businesses are intentionally making implementation of Obamacare more difficult for pure political reasons and not to provide the best health care for their constituents.”

Dropped A Noble County woman, who asked not to be identified, has felt the adverse affects of the Affordable Care Act. Her insurance provider sent her a letter recently, informing her that her coverage had been dropped. “The letter directly stated it was a result of Obamacare,” the woman said in an email. “I was able to keep it for one year by paying an added $700 annually. Then the president took it upon himself to change his mind again and say we could keep it for another year, and no, the rates will not be reversed. I still have to pay the added money to keep what I have right now.” The woman did go to, but more out of curiosity than anything else. “I will avoid Obamacare as long as possible,” she said. “We only did pricing to see what it would be more out of curiosity than anything since we were told we will be forced onto it eventually. It was much higher than what we pay now even with the hiked up rate. Can you tell I’m bitter?”


Mike Littlejohn, Dan Cory and Michaele Marks have restored and renovated this 1950s-built animated figure of Santa Claus, which again is welcoming customers at Peoples Federal Savings

Bank in Auburn during the holidays. Admiring Santa, from left, are Marks, Littlejohn, retired bank president Roger Wertenberger, who acquired Santa in Chicago in 1959, and Cory.

Santa finds his way back to bank BY KATHRYN BASSETT

AUBURN — For about 30 years starting in the late 1950s, an animated Santa welcomed customers at Peoples Federal Savings Bank in Auburn throughout the holidays. Roger Wertenberger, the bank’s president at the time, had acquired Santa while attending a banking convention in Chicago in 1959, and the figure, with his waving arm, became an annual holiday tradition. The years eventually caught up with Santa, and he fell into a state of disrepair. His arm no longer waved, and his face and clothing became shabby and worn. With that, Santa was put away in a bank closet. This holiday season, bank staff members and customers have welcomed back St. Nick, along with a freshened face, new suit and his familiar, waving arm. Mike Littlejohn of Carbaugh Jewelers, together with Dan Cory and Michaele Marks, have been restoring Santa since October. Littlejohn explained the seed for the project was sown about four years ago when Littlejohn inquired into Santa’s whereabouts. Bank president Maury Winker explained Santa’s

demise. “He said Santa was in a closet. … His face was in bad shape, his clothes were in bad shape. Sure enough, he was pretty rough,” Littlejohn recalled. Littlejohn said he told Winkler that if the bank ever wanted to get rid of Santa, to call him. About a year later, in 2010, the bank was undergoing a renovation and Winker contacted Littlejohn. “He said, ‘You’ve got 15 minutes to get Santa Claus, because he’s going to get pitched if you don’t want him,’” Littlejohn recalled. “I said, ‘I’m leaving right now,’” Littlejohn said. He rushed down the street to the bank, rescued Santa and moved him to the upstairs of his jewelry store. “I put a bag over his face and thought some day I’d get to fixing him up,” Littlejohn said. “This year I thought, ‘I’m going to do this.’” Littlejohn recruited his friend, Cory, and Marks, an artist, to help with the project. The restoration took place in Cory’s automotive workshop in rural Auburn. “At the beginning of October we tore him completely down,” Littlejohn said. “The three of us had taken on the job

of restoring Santa Claus.” Between the three of them, they fixed Santa’s broken motor, rebuilt his aged mechanisms, tended to his damaged face and gave him new clothes. His black shiny boots and soft velvet mittens are the originals. During the restoration process, Littlejohn researched the history of the figure and discovered it was made in the late 1950s by the Harold Gale Co. Littlejohn also learned that it is very rare to find such a model in working condition. Littlejohn said his intention always had been to offer to return Santa to the bank, so when a bank employee came into his jewelry store, he showed her photos of the restored Santa. “I told her to ask Maury if (the bank) wanted it back,” Littlejohn said. And that’s how Santa found his way back to the bank this season. “I think he’s wonderful again. He didn’t look like that when Mike took him to fix him up,” Wertenberger said as he admired the restored Santa Friday. “A lot of kids grew up watching him. I enjoy seeing him. I’ve always been a Christmas person.”




Syria latest magnet for suicide bombers RUSSAIFA, Jordan (AP) — On his last day as an ordinary teenager, Abdullah Siddeh kept to his daily routine: He filled in for his father at the small family grocery in the afternoon, asked his mother at home about dinner and then played soccer with friends at the nearby high school. After the game, the 17-year-old slipped out of his hometown in central Jordan. Six months later, his father Mohammed got a phone call from Syria. His son had blown himself up in a rebel attack on a police station in Syrian capital of Damascus, the unknown man on the line told him. Mohammed said he asked the man how he could bring his son’s remains home for burial. The reply: “There is no body.” ——— With Syria now the latest conflict zone where suicide attacks have become a key tactic, AP reporters interviewed the families of Abdullah and another foreign suicide bomber in Syria, 22-year-old Mohammed Zaaneen from the Gaza Strip who died in September, to learn more about their motives. Experts say there’s no “typical” bomber. But the stories of these two individuals offer a glimpse into how Islamic militant groups have reached across borders to instill some disaffected youth with the jihadi ideology behind their most horrific tactic. Over the past decade, the use of suicide bombers has evolved. In the 1980s and 1990s, the tactic was used mainly in nationalist causes — Palestinians, for example, unleashed it in their fight against Israel, as did mainly Hindu Tamils in their fight against Sri Lanka’s government. But the wars in Afghanistan and especially Iraq transformed it. Suicide attacks became more central to militants’ way of fighting and took on a transnational aspect. Militant groups used jihadi ideology honed by al-Qaida and other Islamic extremists to draw foreign recruits into the fight, in the name of defending both land and religion. More than 1,300 attacks have been carried out in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, out of more than 3,100 suicide bombings worldwide since 1980, according to data collected by the Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism. The newest jihad battleground, Syria, has inherited the mantle, as al-Qaida-linked groups eclipse nationalist rebels as the most powerful forces in the fight against President Bashar Assad. The Chicago Project documented almost two dozen suicide bombings there in 2012, and dozens have taken place this year. It’s not the only new front. In Egypt’s bloody insurgency of the 1990s, Islamic militants did not carry out suicide attacks. Now they do: The tactic has been used several times the past few months against troops and


In this Oct. 25 photo, Mohammed Siddeh, 52, at his workshop in Russeifa, outside Amman, Jordan, holds a picture of his son, Abdullah Siddeh, with the boy’s name inscribed on the print in Arabic. On his last day as an ordinary teenager, Abdullah kept to his daily routine: He filled in for his father at the small family grocery in the afternoon, asked his mother at home about dinner and then played soccer with friends

at the nearby high school. After the game, the 17-year-old slipped out of his hometown in central Jordan. Six months later, Mohammed got a phone call from Syria. His son had blown himself up in a rebel attack on a police station in Syrian capital of Damascus, the unknown man on the line told him. Mohammed said he asked the man how he could bring his son’s remains home for burial. The reply: “There is no body.”

security forces in the Sinai Peninsula and in Cairo in a nascent insurgency sparked by the July ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. ——— For both Abdullah Siddeh of Jordan and Mohammed Zaaneen from the Gaza Strip, ideology was a powerful motivator, according to their families. Before joining rebel fighters in Syria, they embraced Jihadi Salafism, a strain of the puritanical Salafi stream of Sunni Islam. Jihadi Salafism’s doctrine of global holy war forms the ideological basis for the al-Qaida terror network, preaching that committed Muslims must fight non-believers everywhere. They include non-Sunnis — like Assad, a member of the Shiite-offshoot Alawite sect — among the infidels. Abdullah grew up in a mainstream Muslim family in Russaifa, a drab industrial city of 300,000 where jobs are scarce and teens have limited options. Raed Khater, the librarian at Abdullah’s high school, said students either take up

smoking and chasing girls or become religious. The vast majority of high school seniors fail university matriculation exams, he said. Abdullah became intensely religious as a young teen, a cause of friction in the family, said his oldest brother, 22-year-old Afif, who is not observant. Abdullah would object to Afif watching TV programs featuring women or popular music, but Afif’s opinion usually prevailed because he contributes to the family by selling scrap metal. After the Syrian conflict turned more violent, Abdullah dropped hints about martyrdom and wanting to fight Assad, his father said. Abdullah sometimes raided the family refrigerator to give food to Syrian refugees streaming into Jordan. His last day in Russeifa, Dec. 20, was a Thursday, and Abdullah was observing a dawn-to-dusk religious fast, as he did twice a week. When he returned home, he asked his mother to prepare something delicious for the evening meal and went off playing

Campers help Amazon keep up with holiday rush CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Twinkling lights, ornament-strewn trees and bustling campgrounds. Those are signs of the Christmas season in this Kentucky town, where the distribution center recruits an armada of RV owners as seasonal workers to help fill holiday orders. They’re dubbed the “CamperForce” by the world’s largest online retailer. Hundreds of campers are assigned packing, sorting and collection duties at Amazon warehouses in Kentucky, Kansas and Nevada — roles meant to keep orders flowing during the yuletide rush. Swarms of workers take up temporary residence in campgrounds. For many, it’s another short-term stint on a nonstop journey. It’s a lifestyle and mindset for retirees, empty nesters and

younger parents who shuck traditions of home and work to roam from campsite to campsite, job to job. “It’s a job, it’s not a career, so you don’t have to take it so seriously,” said Ron Dale, a college graduate with a business degree. “Go and have a good time. … You don’t have the stress of thinking, ‘I’ve got to perform at an unbelievable level. I’ve got to work extra hours so the boss knows I’m dedicated.’” It gives him more time to spend with his wife, 7-yearold son and 18-month-old daughter, he said. Since 2010, Amazon has recruited campers for its distribution centers in Campbellsville, Ky., Coffeyville, Kan., and Fernley, Nevada — places with modest populations where the company has to

cast a wider net to bring in enough temporary workers to fill its needs. The stints last about three months, and the hours on the job tend to grow longer as Christmas nears. Dale, who just logged a 60-hour work week, said: “I’m the guy who grabs the presents and sends them to the kids for Christmas.” Some jobs include plenty of lifting and bending over, as well as walking up to five to 10 miles a day. Seasonal workers, including campers, play “an important role” in filling customer orders during the holiday season, said company spokeswoman Kelly Cheeseman. On its peak day in 2012 — Nov. 26 — Amazon customers ordered more than 26.5 million items worldwide, or 306 items per second.

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Irish hold off hard-charging Hoosiers INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The difference between Notre Dame and Indiana came down to experience. Jerian Grant and Pat Connaughton did just enough to keep the Fighting Irish in control of the Crossroads Classic opener. Indiana’s youngsters struggled to dissect the steadier, savvier Fighting Irish all afternoon. It showed. Grant, a senior, finished with 23 points and nine assists and Connaughton, a junior, scored all 14 of his points in the second half, leading the Fighting Irish past longtime in-state rival Indiana 79-72. “We do have an experienced nucleus that has played together and won together before in these atmospheres,” coach Mike Brey said. “I’m not surprised. These old guys have been in a lot of battles like this.” That meant a lot Saturday. The Irish (8-3) started fast and seized control, got two of Indiana’s top rebounders into early foul trouble and

fended off every challenge the Hoosiers (8-3) posed in the second half when the old standbys — Grant and Connaughton — combined for 24 of Notre Dame’s 32 points. They were a combined 10 of 21 from the field, 5 of 9 on 3-pointers and 16 of 17 from the free-throw line against one of the nation’s best defenses. Notre Dame shot 46.3 percent from the field as a team and even though Indiana held a 36-33 rebounding edge, the Irish played well enough inside to nullify what was expected to be a big advantage for Indiana. And when the Irish needed a late play, they urged Brey to run a play for Eric Atkins and executed the curl and pass perfectly for an easy layup to make it 73-69 with 1:21 to play. “We hadn’t run it all day,” Brey said of the play. “That’s their feel for the game.” The young Hoosiers, in contrast, were not themselves. After going 1-1 in two other uncharacteristic games at Madison Square Garden three

weeks ago, the Hoosiers again struggled inside an NBA arena. Indiana’s four most experienced players all had big days. Will Sheehey tied his careerhigh with 22 points, Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell had 13 points and five steals, Evan Gordon scored 11 points off the bench and Jeremy Hollowell matched his career-best with seven assists. Their less experienced teammates, however, struggled. The Hoosiers shot just 41.3 percent from the field, were 7 of 20 on 3s and had nearly as many turnovers (13) as assists (15) as they fell to 1-3 against power-conference schools this season. Heck, Indiana only tied the score twice, both early in the second half, and never led. To coach Tom Crean, the reason was obvious. “It was just a little bit too bright in there today for our young team to really step up to the task that we had with a bunch of veterans,” Crean said after losing for the second straight year in the Classic.


Notre Dame forward Pat Connaughton (24) dunks over Indiana forward Will Sheehey in the second half of Saturday’s game n Indianapolis. Notre Dame won, 79-72.

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Winston wins Heisman NEW YORK (AP) — Jameis Winston left voters no choice but to give him the Heisman Trophy. The Florida State quarterback became the second straight freshman to win the Heisman on Saturday night, earning college football’s most prestigious individual award with a performance so spectacular and dominant that even a criminal investigation couldn’t derail his candidacy. “I cannot explain the feeling that I have inside right now,” Winston said. “I’m so overwhelmed. It’s awesome.” When his name was announced, he popped from his seat and quickly made his way to his mom and dad for hugs and kisses. He smiled and laughed through most of his acceptance speech, but got a little choked up when he talked

about his parents. “When you see your mom and your dad and they’ve been struggling through this whole process it was nice to see a smile on their faces,” he said. Winston received 668 first-place votes and 2,205 points. He finished 1,501 points ahead of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron for the seventh-largest margin of victory in Heisman history, despite being left off 115 of the 900 ballots that were returned. Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch was third, followed by Boston College’s Andre Williams, Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel and Auburn’s Tre Mason. Manziel was the first freshman to win the Heisman, and was trying to join Ohio State’s Archie Griffin as a two-time winner.

Instead, Winston made it two freshman winners in the 79-year history of the Heisman. He also became the youngest winner at 23 days short of 20. The 19-year-old also was investigated last month for a year-old sexual assault complaint, but no charges were filed and the case was closed four days before Heisman votes were due. “People trusted me and saw us play,” Winston said. Winston is the nation’s top-rated passer and has led the top-ranked Seminoles to a spot in the BCS championship game against No. 2 Auburn on Jan. 6, his birthday. The former five-star recruit from Bessemer, Ala., made college football look easy from his very first game. On Labor Day night, on SEE HEISMAN, PAGE B3

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Mack Brown, the Texas football coach who led the Longhorns to the 2005 national title and ranks second at the school in career victories, is stepping down after 16 seasons. In a statement released by the school Saturday night, the coach who was brought to Texas to revive a dormant program in 1997 acknowledged it was time for a change after a 30-20 record, including 18-17 in the Big 12, Brown over the last four seasons. Texas went 8-4 this season and lost the Big 12 title to Baylor in the final game of the regular season. The 62-year-old Brown will finish his Texas career in the Alamo Bowl against Oregon on Dec. 30. “It’s been a wonderful ride. Now, the program is again being pulled in different directions, and I think the time is right for a change,” Brown said. “I love the University of Texas, all of its supporters, the great fans and everyone that played and coached here … It is the best coaching job and the premier football program in America. “I sincerely want to get back to the top and that’s why I’m stepping down after the bowl game. I hope with some new energy, we can get this thing rolling again,” Brown said. Brown led the Longhorns through a run of dominance from 2001-2009 when the Texas went 101-16, won two Big 12 titles and twice played for the national championship. He has 158 victories at Texas, No. 2 behind the late Darrell Royal, who won 167 in 20 seasons with the Longhorns. Brown is 244-121-1 overall in 29 years as a head coach.

Butler beats Purdue INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Butler got by Purdue in the Crossroads Classic on Saturday, but the Bulldogs didn’t display the flawless execution folks have come to expect. Butler led by 14 points with 2:25 remaining before falling apart. Alex Barlow, the point guard, fouled out, and Purdue took advantage by pressing. Butler missed five free throws and committed three turnovers in the final 1:10. Butler hung on to win 76-70, but first-year coach Brandon Miller didn’t sound thrilled after the game. “We have to be better down the stretch in terms of executing, getting the ball inbounds and taking care of the ball —

especially when we’re up,” he said. Purdue coach Matt Painter was just as unhappy with his team’s performance. Despite Purdue’s size advantage, the Boilermakers only finished with a 38-35 rebounding advantage. Butler scored 25 points off Purdue’s 18 turnovers to win its fourth straight against the Boilermakers. “Just too many turnovers,” Painter said. “We have to do a better job taking care of the ball.” Painter said it came down to attitude. “I thought Butler was tougher than us today,” he said. “I don’t want to say that they’re a tougher basketball team, but they sure SEE BOILERS, PAGE B3


Butler guard Alex Barlow, top, goes to the floor with Purdue guard Rapheal Davis for a loose ball in the first half of Saturday’s game in Indianapolis.




Kelly: Golson knows some want to see him fail SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says quarterback Everett Golson will return to school after serving a semester-long suspension for academic impropriety. “There’s going to be a lot of noise surrounding Everett Golson. I think there’s going to be as many people looking for him to not succeed as there will be to succeed. Unfortunately, not everybody likes a good story. So there will be some cynics out there,” Kelly said. “I think we’re going to have to support him. But he’s prepared to handle all those things.” Golson was suspended

from the university in May for the fall semester and readmitted to school on Friday. He will not begin working out with the team until after the 25th-ranked Irish (8-4) play Rutgers (6-6) in the Pinstripe Bowl in New York City on Dec. 28. Golson plans to travel to New York on his own and will visit with the team, Kelly said. He has not talked to Golson since he had been readmitted, saying they had missed each other’s telephone calls. But Kelly traveled to Golson’s hometown of Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Tuesday to meet with him. Golson, who was listed

at 185 pounds when Notre Dame faced Alabama in the national championship game last year, looked “physically more mature, probably over 200 pounds,” Kelly said. “He looked great, quite frankly. Great physical condition and I think mentally is really where I saw a young man that understands what he’s coming back to.” The Irish will be looking for more from Golson, whom Kelly said still needs to beat out freshman Malik Zaire, who didn’t play this season. Golson put up decent numbers last season, but needed to be rescued several times by Tommy

Rees, who started for the Irish this season. Kelly said he believes Golson is set up to be a leader on the team by the way he handled being suspended. “I think he’s gotten a lot of respect from his teammates for the manner that he handled himself. He took full accountability and responsibility for his actions,” he said. Kelly believes Golson will now be judged by how he acts moving forward. Kelly said he has more trust in Golson of he responded to being suspended. “He’s done everything that we’ve asked him. I think he’s added a little bit

to that bank of trust over this period of time. I think we’ll go into this offseason expecting him to continue to build on that,” he said. While Golson returns, Kelly also has been dealing with the departures of defensive coordinator Bob Diaco, who was introduced as head coach at UConn on Thursday, and offensive coordinator Chuck Martin, who was hired as head coach at Miami of Ohio on Dec. 3. That means the Irish will be without both of its coordinators for the bowl game. Rutgers also will be without several coaches after firing its defensive coordinator, quarterbacks

coach and offensive line coach. Kelly said he doesn’t expect the moves to have much impact on the game. “It’s hard to put in new schemes at this time because they’re in exams, like we are. You’re not putting in a ton of new schemes. You may accentuate one thing or another. But you’re going to look very similar to what you are during the season,” he said. Kelly also said he doesn’t expect to lose any other assistant coaches despite speculation in the media that Diaco might bring a Notre Dame assistant with him. “I expect all my staff to stay in place,” he said.

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Nick Johnson made six free throws over the final 25 seconds, and No. 1 Arizona held on for a 72-70 victory over Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Saturday after rallying from an 11-point deficit in the second half. The Wolverines (6-4) led by one when Johnson drew a foul on a drive with 24.6 seconds left. He made both free throws, and Michigan’s Nik Stauskas missed at the other end. After a tie-up, the possession arrow gave the Wildcats (11-0) the ball with 9.5 seconds remaining. Johnson pushed the lead to three with two more free throws, and Arizona fouled Spike Albrecht at the other end. Albrecht made only one of two free throws, and after two more free throws by Johnson made it 71-67, Albrecht made a 3-pointer with 2 seconds left. Arizona’s Gabe York added a free throw to end the scoring. Brandon Ashley scored 18 points for Arizona. Glenn Robinson III had 20 points for Michigan, while Caris LeVert added 15 points. No. 3 OHIO ST. 79, NORTH DAKOTA ST. 62 LaQuinton Ross and Lenzelle Smith Jr. each scored 18 points to lead No. 3 Ohio State past North Dakota State 79-62 on Saturday night in Columbus, Ohio. Freshman Mark Loving had a career-high 12 points, and Sam Thompson also had 12. Aaron Craft added six points and seven assists for the Buckeyes, who shot 53 percent from the field. The game was part of the BlackRock Gotham Classic. Taylor Braun led the Bison (7-4) with 21 points, while Marshall Bjorklund had 12 and Lawrence

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Arizona forward Brandon Ashley (21) shoots while defended by Michigan guard Caris LeVert (23) and forward Mitch McGary, right, during the first half of Saturday’s game in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Alexander 10. NDSU shot 42 percent from the field and was outrebounded 36-26. No. 4 WISCONSIN 86, E. KENTUCKY 61 Ben Brust scored 20 points to lead four Wisconsin players in double figures in Madison, Wisc. Freshman reserve Nigel Hayes scored a career-high 17 points for the Badgers (12-0), who are off to the best start to a season since 1915-16 when they started 12-0 and finished 20-1. Sam Dekker added 16 points, while Frank Kaminsky shrugged off a right foot injury that hampered him this week to add 13. Glenn Cosey scored 21 points to lead the Colonels (7-4), while Orlando Williams added 13. Wisconsin, which averages 21 free throws a game, went 25 of 33 from the free throw line — led by Hayes going 13 of 17. The Badgers finished 9 of 15 from beyond the 3-point line with Brust making five, two short of his school record. No. 5 MICHIGAN ST. 67, OAKLAND 63 Keith Appling scored 18 of his 21 points in the second half and Adreian

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Snow wipes out area high school sports Thunder women schedule Saturday scuffle in loss Saturday’s area high school sporting events were all called off because of the latest snowstorm that hit the region. The Wawasee Girls Swim Invitational, which included East Noble and Angola, and the Edgerton Wrestling Invitational, which included Fremont, won’t be made up. Several boys basketball games were postponed, and some of them already have makeup dates. DeKalb will travel to Goshen Monday. West Noble will play at Churubusco Tuesday. Eastside will host Prairie Heights on Dec. 27. Lakeland’s games at Bethany Christian will be played on Jan. 28, 2014.

College Basketball Trine men beat Vikings ANGOLA — Trine University’s men’s basketball team defeated North Park (Ill.) 87-73 in a non-conference contest Saturday afternoon at Hershey Hall. The Thunder (4-3) led 35-33 at the half, then shot 62 percent from the field in the second half (16-26) to pull away from the Vikings (2-4). That included making 6-of-9 three-point shots. Freshman Will Dixon led five Trine scorers in double figures with 22 points, including 14 in the second half. He also had four assists. Thunder swingman Tyler Good had 13 of his 19 points in the second half, and also dished off seven assists for the game. Jared Holmquist added 17 points, 17 rebounds and two blocked shots. Nick Tatu had four three-pointers in his 14 points for Trine. Jake Bagley had three triples in his 13 points, and also grabbed nine boards. The Thunder made 50 percent of their shots from the floor (28-56) and from three-point land (10-20). Aaron Weaver had 29

Payne had 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead Michigan State in Auburn Hills, Mich. Branden Dawson added 16 points and 13 rebounds for the shorthanded Spartans (8-1), who were rusty early and turnover-prone after a 10-day break. Michigan State played without leading scorer Gary Harris, who is still nursing an ankle injury. The Spartans were also without big men Matt Costello (mononucleosis) and Kenny Kaminski (academic suspension). Duke Mondy, the nation’s leader in steals, had 24 points and seven swipes for the Golden Grizzlies (2-9) in their home game played at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Travis Bader has 18 points and was 4 for 14 from 3-point range for Oakland, winless in 12 games in the series. Michigan State got all but 10 of its points from Appling, Payne and Dawson and only had five players score. But a 41-32 edge in rebounds gave the Spartans just enough to bounce back from the 79-65 loss to North Carolina that knocked them out of the No. 1 spot in the poll. PRINCETON 81,

SOUTH BEND — Trine University’s women’s basketball team only shot 27 percent from the floor (16-59) in a 60-42 loss to Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association rival Saint Mary’s Saturday afternoon. The Thunder (1-6, 0-2 MIAA) were also outrebounded 47-28. The Belles (3-6, 1-1) led 35-25 at the half. Shanlynn Bias and Ariana Paul each had 14 points for Saint Mary’s. Bias also had 11 rebounds, four assists and three steals. Paul grabbed eight rebounds. Kelsey Henselmeier and Amy Newell each had eight points for Trine. Alivia Recker and Taylor Cole each scored seven points, and Megan Engle added six. Cole also had five rebounds, three blocked shots, three steals and three assists in 15 minutes. Sarah Miller had five rebounds and Lauren Tait had three steals.

Prep Wrestling Eagles handle Lakers FREMONT — Fremont defeated Lakeland 61-16 in a Northeast Corner Conference dual Thursday night. “Across the board, our team came out focused and ready to wrestle,” Eagles coach Eric Bryan said. “We lacked a little luster over the weekend (in the Northeast Corner Conference Super Dual at Lakeland) and it was great to see the guys bounce back with some energy and determination.” Fremont had pins from Braxton Baker (126 pounds), Hunter Leskowyak (132), David Schmucker (138), Christian Barrow (145), Tylor Willms (152), Brock Baker (160), Brad Owen (170) and Adam Dossett (220). Nathan Hippenhamer had a pin for the Lakers at 195.

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Boys Basketball PH frosh win at CN ALBION — Prairie Heights’ freshmen team improved to 3-0 on the young season with a 34-23 victory over Central Noble Thursday. Chandler Sailor led the Panthers with seven assists and five steals. Landis Clark had six points and Cory Burkholder had four assists. Prairie Heights had two-point victories over Garrett (32-30) and Fairfield (22-20) to start the season.

High Schools Angola’s SAAC organizing activities ANGOLA — The Angola High School Student-Athlete Advisory Council has put together a couple of projects to build up school spirit. The junior boys will take on the senior boys in a lumberjack volleyball match Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the AHS gym. The referees will be Hornet varsity volleyball coach Trisha Perschke and her staff along with Olympic gold medalist Lloy Ball. Admission to the match is either $2 per person or $1 per person with a canned food item. Canned food items will be donated to a local food bank. For more information, call AHS assistant athletic director Dave Police at 665-2186, ext. 2994. To encourage student support for all Hornet athletic teams, the SAAC and the Angola athletic department are sponsoring a Spirit Points competition during this winter sports season. All student season pass holders will earn points for each athletic event they attend. Students must have their passes scanned in order for points to be awarded. Opportunities to earn bonus points will be announced throughout the season. Prizes will be awarded to the top point earners at the end of the season.

PENN STATE 79 Will Barrett scored 15 of his team-high 24 points in the final 6:34 of regulation and overtime Saturday to lead Princeton to an improbable 81-79 overtime comeback win over Penn State in State College, Pa. The game was coined as “Return to Rec” because the Nittany Lions (8-4) returned to their venerable old arena, Rec Hall, instead of the newer Bryce Jordan Center, which they moved to in 1996. The Tigers (8-1) placed four other players in double figures. Hans Brase contributed 14, Spencer Weisz added 13 and T.J. Bray and Ben Hazel scored 11 each. For Penn State, guards Tim Frazier and D.J. Newbill carried the scoring load with 24 points each. Ross Travis added 15 points and a game-high 12 rebounds. Princeton, after struggling from the field all game, caught fire down the stretch and outscored the Nittany Lions 24-6 in the final 6:34 to send the game into overtime. NEBRASKA 79, ARKANSAS ST. 67 LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Shavon Shields scored 15 points to lead four Nebraska players in double figures, and the Cornhuskers rode a fast start to a 79-67 victory over Arkansas State on Saturday in Lincoln, Neb. Ray Gallegos added 13 points, Walter Pitchford had 12 and Terran Petteway 11 for the Huskers (7-3), who bounced back from a 15-point loss to in-state rival Creighton last Sunday. Kirk Van Slyke scored a career-high 27 points for Arkansas State (5-3), which was off to its best start in five years and had its three-game win streak end. Melvin Johnson III had 18 points for the Red Hawks, who couldn’t overcome 21 turnovers and 38-percent first-half shooting.


BOILERS: Johnson scores 20 points, Scott 13 in loss to Butler FROM PAGE B1

played tougher today. I just felt they had more grit than us, more determination and were more consistent.” Kellen Dunham scored 25 points, Khyle Marshall had 18 points and nine rebounds and Erik Fromm scored 14 points for the Bulldogs (8-2), who won their third straight. The Bulldogs improved to 3-0 in Crossroads Classic games. Last year, the Bulldogs upset No. 1 Indiana 88-86 in overtime. Terone Johnson scored a season-high 20 points and Bryson Scott added 13 for Purdue (8-3), which had won three straight. Purdue center A.J. Hammons, a 7-footer who is one of the nation’s leading shot blockers, fouled out after playing just 17 minutes. He finished with 10 points and three rebounds.

“He does foul,” Painter said. “I’ve got to coach him to get in a legal guarding position so he can stay in the game.” Butler led 36-33 at halftime before Purdue opened the second half on a 6-1 run. A bucket by Johnson gave the Boilermakers the lead back at 39-37. Purdue extended its lead to 43-37 before the Bulldogs answered. Dunham’s 3-pointer gave Butler the lead at 44-43, and the Bulldogs increased their advantage to 55-49 on a layup by Barlow midway through the second half. Butler led 69-53 with 2:25 remaining before Purdue came storming back. Basil Smotherman’s three-point play cut Butler’s lead to 74-70 with 19.6 seconds left, but the Boilermakers got no closer.

HEISMAN: Winston follows in FSU footsteps of Ward, Weinke FROM PAGE B1

national television, Winston went 25 for 27 for 356 yards and four touchdowns in a victory at Pittsburgh. It was a brilliant debut that lived up to the offseason hype, when Winston wowed Florida State fans in the Seminoles’ spring football game and on the baseball diamond as a hard-throwing reliever and clutch-hitting outfielder. He had already earned the nickname Famous Jameis before he ever played a college football game. And he quickly became one of the most beloved Seminoles since Charlie Ward, the 1993 Heisman winner. Winston is the third Seminoles quarterback to win the award, along with Chris Weinke in 2000. Winston and Florida State were cruising toward an undefeated season when

news broke of an unresolved sexual assault complaint against him made to the Tallahassee Police Department last December. The dormant case was handed over to the state attorney’s office for a full investigation. A female student at Florida State accused Winston of rape. Winston’s attorney said the sex was consensual. During three weeks of uncertainty, Winston continued to play sensationally, especially in Florida State’s big games against Clemson and Miami, while other contenders stumbled or failed to distinguish themselves. If voters were looking to Manziel or McCarron or Lynch or Williams or even Marcus Mariota of Oregon to give them a good alternative to Winston, it didn’t happen.




Phillips ready to fill in for Texans again INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Wade Phillips has had tougher temp jobs. He replaced his father, Bum, for the final four games of the Saints’ 1985 season. He took over for an old friend, Dan Reeves, when the Falcons coach walked away with three games left in 2003 rather than finish the season as a lame duck. Earlier this year, Phillips stepped in at halftime when Gary Kubiak was taken away in an ambulance, and now

Phillips is back for his second round as Texans interim coach. No, it’s not easy being The Replacement, but Phillips knows it’s a job that must be filled. “It’s pride, and people are playing for their jobs and coaching for their jobs, obviously, so that’s part of it, too,” he said. “But it’s not five wins, it’s just one win. One win at a time … your goal is that week and to prepare yourself as well as you can and get the players prepared and

get them to play as well as they can play.” In Houston, that hasn’t been happening this season. A franchise-record 11 consecutive losses have turned a preseason Super Bowl contender into the late-season front-runner for the No. 1 draft pick. The Texans (2-11) have changed quarterbacks and now coaches, but little has changed and the losing continues. Now, they’re heading back to a city, Indianapolis,

where they are 0-11 all-time and couldn’t even beat the 0-13 Colts two years ago when they were cruising to a division title. The Colts are one of the few teams in league history to have improved with a midseason coaching change. They rebounded from 2-14 and the early-season shock of losing their head coach so he could fight cancer to reach the playoffs, thanks largely to the steadying influence of last year’s NFL Coach of the Year, Bruce Arians.

This year, Indy (8-5) has already clinched the AFC South title most expected Houston to win, and it’s one of the prime reasons Phillips is now trying to make a late-season surge to keep this job. The last time he was in a similar situation, 2003, the Falcons lost at Indy. But at least Phillips is well-versed in the new job’s requirements. “It’s a very difficult situation,” Phillips said after calling this season a nightmare. “You have

personal relationships with the head coach and it’s sad for everybody as far as the coach is concerned, as far as somebody having to leave, especially at the end of a season.” Colts fans attending will get a rare treat: seeing two Hall of Fame running backs go into the team’s Ring of Honor. Marshall Faulk returns to the city where his NFL career began, and Eric Dickerson returns to the place where his career ended. It should make for a memorable ceremony.

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Russ Smith had 14 points and 10 assists and Louisville shot 69 percent from the field in the second half in a home victory over Western Kentucky. With starting point guard Chris Jones sidelined at least a game with a sprained right wrist, the Cardinals (9-1) got numerous backcourt contributions to beat their in-state rival for the fifth straight time. Freshman Terry Rozier grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds starting in Jones’ place while reserve Tim Henderson added career highs of 12 points on four 3-pointers and four assists. Their efforts helped Louisville pad a 31-28 halftime lead as the Cardinals made 13 of their first 21 attempts from the field after the break to build a 63-44 lead with 6:02 left. They shot 18 of 26 in the second half. Louisville held the Hilltoppers (5-4) scoreless for nearly 6 minutes. T.J. Price’s 22 points led WKU, which shot just 36 percent and was outscored 36-14 inside. No. 7 OKLAHOMA ST. 70, LOUISIANA TECH 55 Le’Bryan Nash had 22 points and 10 rebounds as Oklahoma State overcame a sluggish start in Oklahoma City. Marcus Smart scored three points in the first half and finished with 13 for the Cowboys (9-1), who had not played a game in more than a week. Smart added five rebounds and five assists, but the Big 12 Conference’s leading scorer watched as Nash did the bulk of the scoring against Louisiana Tech (8-3). Markel Brown scored 13 points for the Cowboys and Kamari Murphy had 10. Chris Anderson scored 14 points and Alex Hamilton added 12 for Louisiana Tech, which held Oklahoma State scoreless over the first 4 minutes of the game. But the Bulldogs couldn’t get any closer after pulling within 49-42 in the second half in Chesapeake Energy Arena, home of the Oklahoma City Thunder. No. 12 WICHITA ST. 70, TENNESSEE 61 Tekele Cotton scored all 19 of his points in the second half and Wichita State is off

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to the best start in school history. Darius Carter had 11 points and 14 rebounds and Cleanthony Early added 13 points for the Shockers (10-0) in a home win. Jordan McRae scored 26 points for Tennessee (6-3), which shot 16 of 47 (34 percent) over the final 35 minutes. The game was played before 14,356 in the downtown Intrust Bank Arena. A 3-pointer by Cotton started a 7-0 run that gave Wichita State a 58-49 lead with 4:47 remaining. No. 22 UMASS 80, N. ILLINOIS 54 Cady Lalanne scored 16 points to lead UMass in a victory in Amherst, Mass. Chaz Williams, coming off career highs of 32 points and 15 assists against Brigham Young on Dec. 7, had 12 points and seven assists for the Minutemen (9-0), who are off to the program’s best start since the 1995-96 team started 26-0. Raphiael Putney added 13 points — including three 3-pointers in an early 11-0 run — and Maxie Esho had 12 points and seven rebounds for the Minutemen. Dontel Highsmith led the Huskies (3-5) with 10 points. UMass freshman reserve Clyde Santee scored the first 13 points of his college career — all in a span of 5:34. The 54 points were the fewest allowed by UMass this season. No. 13 KANSAS 80, NEW MEXICO 63 Perry Ellis scored 21 points, Joel Embiid added a career-high 18 and No. 13 Kansas pulled away in the second half to beat New Mexico 80-63 on Saturday night and end a frustrating two-game skid in Kansas City. Andrew Wiggins, who dealt with foul trouble much of the night, added 11 points for the Jayhawks (7-3), who led 39-38 at halftime but used two big runs over the final 20 minutes to blow it open. It was the Jayhawks’ ninth straight win at the Sprint Center, including their run to last year’s Big 12 tournament title. After dropping games at Colorado and Florida, the win also kept Kansas from losing three straight non-conference games for the first time since the 1982-83 season. Cameron Bairstow and Kendall Williams had 24 points apiece for the Lobos (7-2).

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Prep Boys Basketball Scores Bloomington North 67, Plainfield 47 Brownsburg 64, Indpls Pike 50 Center Grove 65, Martinsville 55 Clarksville 80, Eastern (Pekin) 72 Columbus North 70, Indpls Cathedral 66, OT Corydon 64, New Albany 60 Danville 65, Cascade 46 E. Chicago 67, Bloomington South 51 Eastern (Greene) 57, N. Knox 46 Eastern Hancock 84, Anderson Prep Academy 44 Edgewood 54, Bloomfield 46 Franklin Central 64, Fishers 57 Franklin Co. 76, S. Dearborn 36 Greenwood 66, Brown Co. 25 Guerin Catholic 66, Muncie Central 40 Henry Co., Ky. 69, Madison Shawe 39 Indpls Brebeuf 59, Southport 48 Indpls Lutheran 40, Greenwood Christian 33 Indpls Park Tudor 118, Covenant Christian 49 Jay Co. 61, S. Adams 32 Jeffersonville 92, Madison 85 Loogootee 35, Shoals 26 Lou. Iroquois, Ky. 73, Rock Creek Academy 53 Mooresville 58, Speedway 41 New Palestine 61, Jennings Co. 54 Pendleton Hts. 61, Connersville 51 Perry Central 78, Ev. Mater Dei 72 Providence 52, Scottsburg 45 Richmond 62, Taylor Co., Ky. 58 Rushville 85, Blue River 44 S. Central (Harrison) 57, Tell City 41 S. Ripley 76, S. Decatur 46 Salem 85, Mitchell 64 Seton Catholic 64, Lewisburg Tri-County N., Ohio 43 Southridge 50, Pike Central 44 Tri-West 75, Monrovia 40 Trinity Lutheran 76, Jac-Cen-Del 65 Union (Modoc) 83, Tri 43 Union Co. 57, Oldenburg 28 Vincennes 68, Boonville 44 Vincennes Rivet 43, N. Daviess 41 Waldron 56, Southwestern (Shelby) 46 Wapahani 73, Muncie South 40 Warren Central 60, Avon 52 Washington 50, Forest Park 47 POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS Adams Central vs. Rockford Parkway, Ohio, ppd. Alexandria vs. University, ppd. Cass vs. Carroll (Flora), ppd. Clinton Central vs. N. White, ppd. to Jan 10. Columbia City vs. Marion, ppd. Covington vs. Benton Central, ppd. Culver vs. Knox, ppd. DeKalb vs. Goshen, ppd. to Dec 16. E. Noble vs. Ft. Wayne Snider, ppd. Eastern (Greentown) vs. Southwood, ppd. to Dec 17. Eminence vs. Clay City, ppd. to Dec 20. Fairfield vs. NorthWood, ppd. Frontier vs. Clinton Prairie, ppd. Ft. Wayne Blackhawk vs. Woodlan, ppd. Ft. Wayne Canterbury vs. Carroll (Ft. Wayne), ppd. Ft. Wayne South vs. Penn, ppd. Gary Roosevelt vs. Indpls Arlington, ppd. Glenn vs. Tippecanoe Valley, ppd. Greencastle vs. Sullivan, ppd. to Feb 15. Hamilton Hts. vs. Tri-Central, ppd. Hamilton vs. Fremont, ppd. Heritage Christian vs. Clinton Christian, ccd. Heritage vs. Bellmont, ppd. Homestead vs. Ft. Wayne Dwenger, ppd. Jasper vs. Bedford N. Lawrence, ppd. Jimtown vs. Argos, ppd. Lafayette Jeff vs. Logansport, ppd. Lakeland Christian vs. S. Bend Trinity, ppd. Lakeland vs. Bethany Christian, ppd. to Jan 28. Lanesville vs. Medora, ppd. to Jan 11. Manchester vs. Huntington North, ppd. Mishawaka Marian vs. Triton, ppd. Mississinewa vs. Northwestern, ppd. N. Decatur vs. Edinburgh, ppd. N. Miami vs. Pioneer, ppd. to Dec 16. N. Montgomery vs. McCutcheon, ppd. N. Newton vs. Delphi, ppd. N. Putnam vs. Crawfordsville, ppd. New Haven vs. Leo, ppd. New Prairie vs. N. Judson, ppd. to Feb 4. Northfield vs. Bluffton, ppd. Norwell vs. Southern Wells, ppd. Oak Hill vs. Maconaquah, ppd. Prairie Hts. vs. Eastside, ppd. to Dec 27. Providence-St. Mel, Ill. vs. Tindley, ppd. Rensselaer vs. Tipton, ppd. Rockville vs. S. Vermillion, ppd. Rossville vs. Western, ppd. S. Knox vs. W. Vigo, ppd. S. Putnam vs. Southmont, ppd. Shenandoah vs. Frankton, ppd. Taylor vs. Caston, ppd. to Feb 18. Terre Haute South vs. Lawrence North, ppd. Twin Lakes vs. Winamac, ppd. Union (Dugger) vs. N. Vermillion, ppd. W. Central vs. S. Newton, ppd. W. Lafayette vs. Culver Academy, ppd. W. Noble vs. Churubusco, ppd. to Dec 17. Wawasee vs. Whitko, ppd. to Dec 17. Wes-Del vs. Monroe Central, ppd. Westfield vs. Kokomo, ppd. Westview vs. Central Noble, ppd. to Jan 29.

Prep Girls Basketball Scores Anderson 84, Richmond 33 Baptist Academy 49, Indpls Washington 47 Barr-Reeve 55, Bloomfield 33 Borden 46, Mitchell 34 Brownsburg 74, Lafayette Harrison 54 Charlestown 48, Silver Creek 37 Columbus East 53, Jeffersonville 51, OT Connersville 56, Lawrenceburg 50 Covenant Christian 60, Indpls Park Tudor 10 E. Central 58, Batesville 35 Eastern (Pekin) 41, Clarksville 36 Edgewood 57, Shakamak 42 Ev. Bosse 59, Madisonville-North Hopkins, Ky. 55 Floyd Central 78, N. Harrison 71 Henry Co., Ky. 49, Madison Shawe 43 Indiana Deaf 71, Jacksonville ISD, Ill. 4 Indpls Ritter 54, Lapel 50 Indpls Tech 53, Guerin Catholic 32 Jennings Co. 65, New Albany 54 Madison 59, Seymour 54 Martinsville 60, Indian Creek 42 Mt. Carmel, Ill. 73, Jasper 52 Mt. Vernon (Fortville) 40, Yorktown 31 Muncie Burris 30, Daleville 20 Northridge 52, Concord 10 Princeton 50, Vincennes Rivet 36 Rushville 53, Greensburg 33 Trimble Co., Ky. 41, Switzerland Co. 36 Trinity Lutheran 48, Orleans 29 Vincennes 62, Boonville 60 Washington 69, Ev. Memorial 63 Westfield 62, Zionsville 46 Linton Tournament First Round Dubois 42, Linton 21 N. Daviess 43, Tecumseh 27 Consolation Tecumseh 46, Linton 37 Championship N. Daviess 40, Dubois 39 Marion County Tournament Semifinal Indpls Pike 52, Indpls Roncalli 47 Lawrence North 88, Indpls Perry Meridian 51 Championship Lawrence North 69, Indpls Pike 47 POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS Blackford vs. Alexandria, ppd. Cass vs. Maconaquah, ppd. Culver vs. Knox, ppd. Elkhart Memorial vs. LaPorte, ppd. Elwood vs. Madison-Grant, ppd. to Dec 30. Faith Christian vs. Caston, ppd. to Feb 1. Frankton vs. Eastbrook, ppd. Ft. Wayne Canterbury vs. Bethany Christian, ppd. Hamilton Hts. vs. Peru, ppd. to Jan 16. Hamilton vs. Fremont, ppd. Hanover Central vs. Wheeler, ppd. Horizon Christian vs. University, ppd. Huntington North vs. Kokomo, ppd. Indpls Fall Creek vs. Cowan, ppd. Indpls Marshall vs. Gary 21st Century, ppd. LaCrosse vs. Michigan City Marquette, ppd. to Feb 4. Lafayette Catholic vs. Delphi, ppd.

Lakeland Christian vs. S. Bend Trinity, ppd. Lanesville vs. Medora, ppd. to Jan 11. LaVille vs. Buchanan, Mich., ppd. Logansport vs. Muncie Central, ppd. Marion vs. New Castle, ppd. Milan vs. Edinburgh, ppd. Morgan Twp. vs. Kouts, ppd. Muncie South vs. Wes-Del, ppd. N. Judson vs. Washington Twp., ppd. Oak Hill vs. Mississinewa, ppd. Plainfield vs. Terre Haute South, ppd. Rochester vs. Wabash, ppd. to Jan 29. S. Bend Adams vs. Wawasee, ppd. S. Bend St. Joseph’s vs. Notre Dame Academy, Ohio, ppd. S. Ripley vs. Franklin Co., ppd. Sullivan vs. Brown Co., ppd. to Jan 2. Terre Haute North vs. Castle, ppd. to Jan 28. Tipton vs. Twin Lakes, ppd. Union (Dugger) vs. N. Vermillion, ppd. Union City Mississinawa Valley, Ohio vs. Northeastern, ppd. Union City vs. Randolph Southern, ppd. W. Central vs. S. Newton, ppd. W. Lafayette vs. Crawfordsville, ppd. Warsaw vs. Plymouth, ppd. Winamac vs. Tri-County, ppd. Winchester vs. Cambridge City, ppd. to Dec 16. Dearborn Heights Robichaud Tournament Homestead vs. Grosse Pointe South, Mich., ppd.

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 3 0 .786 535 372 Kansas City 10 3 0 .769 343 224 San Diego 7 7 0 .500 343 311 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’s Game San Diego 27, Denver 20 Sunday’s Games 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’s Game 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 EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 11 14 .440 — Toronto 9 13 .409 ½ Brooklyn 8 15 .348 2 New York 7 16 .304 3 Philadelphia 7 18 .280 4 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 17 6 .739 — Atlanta 12 12 .500 5½ Charlotte 10 14 .417 7½ Washington 9 13 .409 7½ Orlando 7 16 .304 10 Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 20 3 .870 — Detroit 11 13 .458 9½ Chicago 9 13 .409 10½ Cleveland 9 14 .391 11 Milwaukee 5 19 .208 15½ WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 19 4 .826 — Houston 16 8 .667 3½ Dallas 14 10 .583 5½ New Orleans 11 10 .524 7 Memphis 10 12 .455 8½ Northwest Division W L Pct GB Portland 20 4 .833 — Oklahoma City 18 4 .818 1 Denver 13 9 .591 6 Minnesota 11 12 .478 8½ Utah 6 20 .231 15 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 16 9 .640 — Phoenix 13 9 .591 1½ Golden State 13 11 .542 2½ L.A. Lakers 11 12 .478 4 Sacramento 6 15 .286 Friday’s Games Cleveland 109, Orlando 100 Indiana 99, Charlotte 94 Toronto 108, Philadelphia 100 Boston 90, New York 86 Atlanta 101, Washington 99, OT Detroit 103, Brooklyn 99 Oklahoma City 122, L.A. Lakers 97 New Orleans 104, Memphis 98 Chicago 91, Milwaukee 90 San Antonio 117, Minnesota 110 Phoenix 116, Sacramento 107 Utah 103, Denver 93 Houston 116, Golden State 112 Saturday’s Games L.A. Clippers 113, Washington 97 L.A. Lakers 88, Charlotte 85 Miami 114, Cleveland 107 New York 111, Atlanta 106 Toronto 99, Chicago 77 Portland 139, Philadelphia 105 Dallas 106, Milwaukee 93 San Antonio 100, Utah 84 Sunday’s Games Houston at Sacramento, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Memphis, 6 p.m. Portland at Detroit, 6 p.m. Orlando at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Golden State at Phoenix, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Denver, 8 p.m. Monday’s Games Detroit at Indiana, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Utah at Miami, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Washington at New York, 7:30 p.m. Orlando at Chicago, 8 p.m. San Antonio at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.

National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Boston 32 22 8 2 46 90 64 Montreal 34 20 11 3 43 87 73 Tampa Bay 32 18 11 3 39 87 80 Detroit 34 15 10 9 39 89 91 Toronto 34 17 14 3 37 97 99 Ottawa 34 13 15 6 32 96 111 Florida 33 11 17 5 27 76 108 Buffalo 33 7 23 3 17 55 96 Metropolitan Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 34 23 10 1 47 105 74 Washington 32 17 12 3 37 100 93 Carolina 34 14 13 7 35 79 94 Columbus 33 14 15 4 32 85 92 New Jersey 34 13 15 6 32 78 85 Philadelphia 32 14 15 3 31 72 86 N.Y. Rang. 33 15 17 1 31 72 88 N.Y. Island. 34 9 19 6 24 83 118 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Chicago 35 23 7 5 51 132 100 St. Louis 31 22 6 3 47 110 73 Colorado 30 21 9 0 42 87 71 Minnesota 34 18 11 5 41 79 80 Dallas 31 15 11 5 35 90 93 Nashville 33 16 14 3 35 77 92 Winnipeg 34 14 15 5 33 90 100 Pacific Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Anaheim 34 22 7 5 49 108 87 Los Angeles 33 22 7 4 48 93 65 San Jose 33 20 7 6 46 108 82 Vancouver 34 19 10 5 43 92 81 Phoenix 32 18 9 5 41 104 100 Calgary 32 13 15 4 30 83 102 Edmonton 34 11 20 3 25 91 117 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Friday’s Games Florida 3, Washington 2, SO Pittsburgh 3, New Jersey 2 Vancouver 4, Edmonton 0 Saturday’s Games Calgary 2, Buffalo 1, OT Los Angeles 5, Ottawa 2 Dallas 6, Winnipeg 4 Toronto 7, Chicago 3 Pittsburgh 4, Detroit 1 New Jersey 3, Tampa Bay 0 Montreal 1, N.Y. Islanders 0, OT St. Louis 4, Columbus 3, OT Nashville 3, San Jose 2 Carolina 3, Phoenix 1 Minnesota at Colorado, late Boston at Vancouver, late Sunday’s Games Philadelphia at Washington, 3 p.m. Tampa Bay at Detroit, 5 p.m. Florida at Montreal, 6 p.m. Calgary at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at Chicago, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Anaheim, 8 p.m. Monday’s Games Toronto at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Winnipeg at Columbus, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Colorado, 9 p.m.

College Basketball Summaries NOTRE DAME 79, INDIANA 72 INDIANA (8-3) Sheehey 9-15 3-3 22, Vonleh 4-5 0-1 8, Williams 0-3 0-0 0, Ferrell 5-14 0-1 13, Hollowell 1-6 1-2 3, Gordon 3-11 2-2 11, Mosquera-Perea 1-1 2-2 4, Etherington 1-1 3-3 5, Davis 0-1 0-0 0, Robinson 2-3 2-2 6, Fischer 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 26-63 13-16 72. NOTRE DAME (8-3) Atkins 3-10 0-0 7, Sherman 6-7 4-9 16, Grant 5-14 11-11 23, Jackson 0-3 5-6 5, Connaughton 5-7 1-2 14, Beachem 0-0 0-0 0, Burgett 0-3 0-0 0, Knight 3-6 2-2 8, Auguste 3-4 0-0 6. Totals 25-54 23-30 79. Halftime—Notre Dame 47-42. 3-Point Goals—Indiana 7-20 (Gordon 3-7, Ferrell 3-7, Sheehey 1-4, Williams 0-1, Hollowell 0-1), Notre Dame 6-18 (Connaughton 3-4, Grant 2-5, Atkins 1-4, Jackson 0-2, Burgett 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Indiana 36 (Vonleh 6), Notre Dame 33 (Connaughton 9). Assists—Indiana 15 (Hollowell 7), Notre Dame 15 (Grant 9). Total Fouls—Indiana 22, Notre Dame 16. A—18,165. BUTLER 76, PURDUE 70 PURDUE (8-3) T. Johnson 8-14 3-4 20, R. Johnson 1-7 3-5 5, Smotherman 3-3 1-1 7, Stephens 1-5 0-1 2, Simpson 1-5 0-0 2, Carter 1-5 0-0 3, Scott 5-8 2-2 13, Hammons 5-6 0-0 10, Peck 1-4 1-2 3, Davis 1-4 0-0 3, Carroll 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 28-63 10-15 70. BUTLER (8-2) Barlow 2-5 1-2 5, Fromm 4-8 3-6 14, Marshall 8-14 2-4 18, Dunham 8-16 7-10 25, Woods 2-5 1-4 5, Brown 2-8 4-4 9, Aldridge 0-0 0-0 0, Berry 0-0 0-0 0, Chrabascz 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-56 18-30 76. Halftime—Butler 36-33. 3-Point Goals— Purdue 4-14 (Davis 1-1, Scott 1-1, Carter 1-4, T. Johnson 1-4, Peck 0-1, Stephens 0-3), Butler 6-14 (Fromm 3-6, Dunham 2-4, Brown 1-3, Barlow 0-1). Fouled Out—Barlow, Hammons, Smotherman. Rebounds—Purdue 38 (T. Johnson, Peck 6), Butler 35 (Woods 12). Assists—Purdue 9 (T. Johnson 4), Butler 9 (Barlow 4). Total Fouls—Purdue 25, Butler 19. Technical—Purdue Bench. A—18,165. MARQUETTE 86, IUPUI 50 IUPUI (4-8) Stanback 0-8 1-2 1, Patton 2-5 1-2 5, Najee 1-9 4-4 7, Chiles 9-23 2-4 21, Barksdale 0-4 0-0 0, Ross, Jr. 1-1 0-0 2, James 1-2 1-1 3, Hubert 3-6 0-0 8, Gibbs 1-3 0-0 3. Totals 18-61 9-13 50. MARQUETTE (6-4) J. Wilson 7-10 2-4 16, Anderson 4-6 0-0 11, Otule 1-1 3-4 5, De. Wilson 0-3 0-0 0, Thomas 2-2 0-0 6, Dawson 0-1 0-0 0, Mayo 3-4 1-2 8, Johnson 5-7 0-1 10, Burton 5-8 0-0 10, Flood 0-1 0-0 0, Gardner 10-14 0-2 20. Totals 37-57 6-13 86. Halftime—Marquette 43-18. 3-Point Goals—IUPUI 5-17 (Hubert 2-5, Gibbs 1-1, Chiles 1-5, Najee 1-5, Stanback 0-1), Marquette 6-9 (Anderson 3-4, Thomas 2-2, Mayo 1-1, De. Wilson 0-1, Johnson 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—IUPUI 23 (Barksdale, Stanback 5), Marquette 46 (Gardner 11). Assists—IUPUI 8 (Barksdale 4), Marquette 28 (J. Wilson 6). Total Fouls—IUPUI 10, Marquette 14. Technical—Gardner. A—13,972. No. 1 ARIZONA 72, MICHIGAN 70 ARIZONA (11-0) McConnell 2-4 0-0 5, Gordon 7-11 0-0 14, N. Johnson 3-9 6-6 14, Ashley 8-16 2-2 18, Tarczewski 5-10 4-4 14, York 1-6 1-2 4, Mayes 0-0 0-0 0, Hollis-Jefferson 1-5 1-1 3. Totals 27-61 14-15 72. MICHIGAN (6-4) Robinson III 8-9 2-3 20, McGary 2-3 4-4 8, Walton Jr. 0-3 1-2 1, Stauskas 4-11 5-5 14, LeVert 6-15 1-1 15, Albrecht 3-4 1-2 10, Horford 1-2 0-0 2, Irvin 0-1 0-0 0, Morgan 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-48 14-17 70. Halftime—Michigan 37-28. 3-Point Goals—Arizona 4-10 (N. Johnson 2-4, McConnell 1-1, York 1-3, Gordon 0-1, Ashley 0-1), Michigan 8-17 (Albrecht 3-4, Robinson III 2-2, LeVert 2-5, Stauskas 1-4, Walton Jr. 0-1, Irvin 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Arizona 37 (Tarczewski 9), Michigan 24 (Stauskas 6). Assists—Arizona 14 (McConnell 5), Michigan 9 (Albrecht 4). Total Fouls—Arizona 18, Michigan 17. A—12,707. No. 4 WISCONSIN 86, E. KENTUCKY 61 E. KENTUCKY (7-4) Stutz 2-5 2-2 6, Cosey 7-14 5-5 21, Walden 3-8 1-1 8, Lewis 1-4 0-0 2, T. Johnson 2-5 1-1 5, Burney 0-1 0-0 0, Matthews 0-0 0-0 0, McGlone 1-2 0-0 2, Williams 6-11 0-0 13, Harrison 0-0 0-0 0, Knipp 0-3 0-0 0, Parsons 0-0 0-0 0, J. Johnson 1-4 0-0 2, Muff 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 24-58 9-9 61. WISCONSIN (12-0) Dekker 6-8 3-4 16, Kaminsky 4-5 5-6 13, Brust 7-12 1-2 20, Jackson 2-4 2-2 7, Gasser 1-4 1-2 4, Hayes 2-3 13-17 17, Hill 0-0 0-0 0, Dukan 2-2 0-0 5, Koenig 2-5 0-0 4, Brown 0-0 0-0 0, Anderson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 2643 25-33 86. Halftime—Wisconsin 42-23. 3-Point Goals—E. Kentucky 4-19 (Cosey 2-5, Walden 1-1, Williams 1-4, J. Johnson

0-1, McGlone 0-1, Lewis 0-1, Burney 0-1, Knipp 0-2, T. Johnson 0-3), Wisconsin 9-15 (Brust 5-8, Dukan 1-1, Dekker 1-1, Jackson 1-1, Gasser 1-2, Koenig 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—E. Kentucky 20 (Stutz 6), Wisconsin 33 (Brust, Kaminsky 6). Assists—E. Kentucky 6 (Cosey 2), Wisconsin 17 (Gasser, Kaminsky 4). Total Fouls—E. Kentucky 26, Wisconsin 10. A—16,968. No. 5 MICHIGAN ST. 67, OAKLAND 63 MICHIGAN ST. (8-1) Dawson 7-13 2-4 16, Payne 7-16 5-6 20, Appling 6-10 6-7 21, Trice 2-8 0-0 6, Valentine 0-7 0-0 0, Byrd 0-0 0-1 0, Gauna 0-0 0-0 0, Ellis III 2-3 0-1 4, Schilling 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-57 13-19 67. OAKLAND (2-9) McCune 0-3 0-0 0, Petros 5-7 1-2 11, Bader 5-20 4-4 18, Mondy 10-17 1-1 24, Felder 1-5 2-2 4, Hill 0-0 0-0 0, Williams 2-4 1-1 6, Baenziger 0-4 0-0 0, Neely II 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-60 9-10 63. Halftime—Oakland 31-30. 3-Point Goals—Michigan St. 6-16 (Appling 3-4, Trice 2-5, Payne 1-3, Valentine 0-4), Oakland 8-27 (Bader 4-14, Mondy 3-5, Williams 1-3, McCune 0-1, Felder 0-1, Baenziger 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Michigan St. 41 (Dawson 13), Oakland 32 (Mondy, Petros 6). Assists—Michigan St. 14 (Appling, Valentine 4), Oakland 12 (Bader, Felder, Mondy 3). Total Fouls—Michigan St. 14, Oakland 17. A—13,873. No. 6 LOUISVILLE 79, W. KENTUCKY 63 W. KENTUCKY (5-4) Adeoye 0-1 2-2 2, Fant 3-7 1-4 7, Jackson 2-13 1-4 6, Harris 1-2 2-2 4, T. Price 8-16 2-2 22, Hulsey 0-0 1-2 1, Dickerson 0-0 0-0 0, Rostov 2-6 5-6 9, Harrison-Docks 4-10 0-0 10. Totals 20-55 14-22 63. LOUISVILLE (9-1) Blackshear 4-8 2-2 12, Harrell 1-3 1-2 3, Mathiang 5-5 3-4 13, Rozier 2-9 0-0 4, Smith 6-16 0-2 14, Ware 0-0 0-0 0, Hancock 1-3 2-2 5, Henderson 4-6 0-0 12, Behanan 5-6 1-5 11, Van Treese 2-3 1-1 5. Totals 30-59 10-18 79. Halftime—Louisville 31-28. 3-Point Goals—W. Kentucky 7-21 (T. Price 4-7, Harrison-Docks 2-8, Jackson 1-4, Rostov 0-1, Harris 0-1), Louisville 9-20 (Henderson 4-6, Blackshear 2-4, Smith 2-5, Hancock 1-1, Rozier 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—W. Kentucky 35 (Adeoye 7), Louisville 39 (Rozier 10). Assists—W. Kentucky 10 (Hulsey, Jackson 2), Louisville 19 (Smith 10). Total Fouls—W. Kentucky 13, Louisville 18. A—22,027. NEBRASKA 79, ARKANSAS ST. 67 ARKANSAS ST. (5-3) Reed 0-4 0-0 0, Downs 0-2 0-0 0, Van Slyke 11-15 3-5 27, Townsel 3-6 1-2 8, Johnson III 5-11 5-9 18, Golden 1-7 0-0 2, Dickerson 0-1 0-0 0, Kisler 2-2 0-0 5, Washington 2-7 3-7 7. Totals 24-55 12-23 67. NEBRASKA (7-3) Webster 0-3 0-0 0, Petteway 4-8 2-2 11, Gallegos 5-13 0-0 13, Shields 5-8 4-8 15, Pitchford 5-8 0-0 12, Biggs 2-4 4-4 8, Rivers 0-2 0-0 0, Parker 3-3 0-0 6, Hawkins 2-4 1-2 6, Peltz 0-0 0-0 0, Smith 3-7 2-2 8. Totals 29-60 13-18 79. Halftime—Nebraska 50-27. 3-Point Goals—Arkansas St. 7-17 (Johnson III 3-5, Van Slyke 2-3, Kisler 1-1, Townsel 1-4, Washington 0-1, Reed 0-1, Golden 0-2), Nebraska 8-16 (Gallegos 3-8, Pitchford 2-3, Petteway 1-1, Shields 1-1, Hawkins 1-2, Webster 0-1). Fouled Out—Petteway. Rebounds—Arkansas St. 36 (Van Slyke 7), Nebraska 39 (Pitchford 10). Assists—Arkansas St. 10 (Johnson III 3), Nebraska 19 (Biggs 6). Total Fouls—Arkansas St. 22, Nebraska 21. Technicals—Washington, Biggs, Petteway. A—15,949. PRINCETON 81, PENN ST. 79, OT PRINCETON (8-1) Koon 2-5 2-3 6, Barrett 8-13 2-2 24, Brase 6-12 1-1 14, Bray 1-10 9-12 11, Hazel 4-13 0-2 11, Wilson 0-0 0-0 0, Weisz 4-7 5-6 13, Clement 0-0 0-0 0, Miller 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 26-62 19-26 81. PENN ST. (8-4) Jack 1-3 0-0 2, Taylor 2-8 4-4 9, Travis 6-8 2-4 15, Newbill 11-19 2-2 24, Frazier 7-16 8-11 24, Woodward 1-2 0-0 2, Roberts 0-1 0-0 0, Thorpe 0-0 1-2 1, Wisniewski 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 29-58 17-23 79. Halftime—Penn St. 35-23. End Of Regulation—Tied 66. 3-Point Goals— Princeton 10-32 (Barrett 6-11, Hazel 3-10, Brase 1-3, Koon 0-1, Weisz 0-2, Bray 0-5), Penn St. 4-14 (Frazier 2-4, Travis 1-1, Taylor 1-4, Woodward 0-1, Jack 0-1, Roberts 0-1, Newbill 0-2). Fouled Out—Brase, Jack. Rebounds— Princeton 22 (Bray 6), Penn St. 44 (Travis 12). Assists—Princeton 17 (Bray 13), Penn St. 10 (Frazier 6). Total Fouls—Princeton 18, Penn St. 20. A—6,188.

Football Championship Subdivision Playoff Glance First Round Saturday, Nov. 30 New Hampshire 45, Lafayette 7 Furman 30, South Carolina State 20 Coastal Carolina 48, Bethune-Cookman 24 Fordham 37, Sacred Heart 27 Tennessee State 31, Butler 0 Sam Houston State 51, Southern Utah 20 South Dakota State 26, Northern Arizona 7 Jacksonville State 55, Samford 14 Second Round Saturday, Dec. 7 Towson 48, Fordham 28 Coastal Carolina 42, Montana 35 New Hampshire 41, Maine 27 Eastern Illinois 51, Tennessee State 10 North Dakota St. 38, Furman 7 Eastern Washington 41, South Dakota State 17 Jacksonville State 31, McNeese State 10 Southeastern Louisiana 30, Sam Houston State 29 Quarterfinals Friday, Dec. 13 Towson 49, Eastern Illinois 39 Saturday, Dec. 14 North Dakota State 48, Coastal Carolina 14 Eastern Washington 35, Jacksonville State 24 New Hampshire (9-4) at Southeastern Louisiana (11-2), late Semifinals Friday, Dec. 20-Saturday, Dec. 21 Towson (12-2) vs. Eastern Washington (12-2) North Dakota State (13-0) vs. New Hampshire or Southeastern Louisiana Championship Saturday, Jan. 4 At FC Dallas Stadium Frisco, Texas TBD, 2 p.m.

NCAA Division III Football Playoff Glance First Round Saturday, Nov. 23 Mount Union 34, Washington & Jefferson 20 Wittenberg 58, Lebanon Valley 17 Ithaca 20, Framingham State 17 Wesley 29, Johns Hopkins 24 Franklin 17, Washington (Mo.) 10 Hampden-Sydney 42, Maryville (Tenn.) 34 Hobart 34, Gallaudet 7 St. John Fisher 25, John Carroll 16 Rowan 24, Endicott 0 North Central (Ill.) 63, Albion 7 Wisconsin-Platteville 54, Concordia (Wis.) 20 Wartburg 41, Illinois Wesleyan 7 Bethel (Minn.) 70, St. Scholastica 13 Wisconsin-Whitewater 31, St. Norbert 7 Mary Hardin-Baylor 35, Redlands 7 Linfield 42, Pacific Lutheran 21 Second Round Saturday, Nov. 30 Mount Union 56, Wittenberg 21 Wesley 23, Ithaca 15 St. John Fisher 27, Hobart 6 North Central (Ill.) 52, Wisconsin-Plat-

teville 24 Bethel (Minn.) 34, Wartburg 27 Wisconsin-Whitewater 33, Franklin 3 Mary Hardin-Baylor 59, Rowan 8 Linfield 31, Hampden-Sydney 21 Quarterfinals Saturday, Dec. 7 Mount Union 62, Wesley 59 North Central (Ill.) 41, Bethel (Minn.) 17 Mary Hardin-Baylor 45, St. John Fisher 23 Wisconsin-Whitewater 28, Linfield 17 Semifinals Saturday, Dec. 14 Mount Union 41, North Central (Ill.) 40 Wisconsin-Whitewater 16, Mary Hardin-Baylor 15 Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl Friday, Dec. 20 At Salem Stadium Salem, Va. Mount Union (14-0) vs. Wisconsin-Whitewater (14-0), 7 p.m.

College Football Heisman Trophy Winners (x-vacated) 2013--Jameis Winston, Florida State, QB 2012--Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M, QB 2011--Robert Griffin III, Baylor, QB 2010--Cam Newton, Auburn, QB 2009--Mark Ingram, Alabama, RB 2008--Sam Bradford, Oklahoma, QB 2007--Tim Tebow, Florida, QB 2006--Troy Smith, Ohio State, QB 2005--x-Reggie Bush, Southern Cal, RB 2004--Matt Leinart, Southern Cal, QB 2003--Jason White, Oklahoma, QB 2002--Carson Palmer, Southern Cal, QB 2001--Eric Crouch, Nebraska, QB 2000--Chris Weinke, Florida St., QB 1999--Ron Dayne, Wisconsin, RB 1998--Ricky Williams, Texas, RB 1997--Charles Woodson, Michigan, CB 1996--Danny Wuerffel, Florida, QB 1995--Eddie George, Ohio State, TB 1994--Rashaan Salaam, Colorado, RB 1993--Charlie Ward, Florida State, QB 1992--Gino Torretta, Miami, QB 1991--Desmond Howard, Michigan, WR 1990--Ty Detmer, Brigham Young, QB 1989--Andre Ware, Houston, QB 1988--Barry Sanders, Oklahoma State, RB 1987--Tim Brown, Notre Dame, WR 1986--Vinny Testaverde, Miami, QB 1985--Bo Jackson, Auburn, TB 1984--Doug Flutie, Boston College, QB 1983--Mike Rozier, Nebraska, TB 1982--Herschel Walker, Georgia, HB 1981--Marcus Allen, Southern Cal, TB 1980--George Rogers, South Carolina, HB 1979--Charles White, Southern Cal, TB 1978--Billy Sims, Oklahoma, HB 1977--Earl Campbell, Texas, FB 1976--Tony Dorsett, Pittsburgh, HB 1975--Archie Griffin, Ohio State, HB 1974--Archie Griffin, Ohio State, HB 1973--John Cappelletti, Penn State, HB 1972--Johnny Rodgers, Nebraska, FL 1971--Pat Sullivan, Auburn, QB 1970--Jim Plunkett, Stanford, QB 1969--Steve Owens, Oklahoma, HB 1968--O.J. Simpson, Southern Cal, TB 1967--Gary Beban, UCLA, QB 1966--Steve Spurrier, Florida, QB 1965--Mike Garrett, Southern Cal, TB 1964--John Huarte, Notre Dame, QB 1963--Roger Staubach, Navy, QB 1962--Terry Baker, Oregon State, QB 1961--Ernie Davis, Syracuse, HB 1960--Joe Bellino, Navy, HB 1959--Billy Cannon, LSU, HB 1958--Pete Dawkins, Army, HB 1957--John David Crow, Texas A&M, HB 1956--Paul Hornung, Notre Dame, QB 1955--Howard Cassady, Ohio State, HB 1954--Alan Ameche, Wisconsin, FB 1953--John Lattner, Notre Dame, HB 1952--Billy Vessels, Oklahoma, HB 1951--Dick Kazmaier, Princeton, HB 1950--Vic Janowicz, Ohio State, HB 1949--Leon Hart, Notre Dame, E 1948--Doak Walker, SMU, HB 1947--John Lujack, Notre Dame, QB 1946--Glenn Davis, Army, HB 1945--Doc Blanchard, Army, HB 1944--Les Horvath, Ohio State, QB 1943--Angelo Bertelli, Notre Dame, QB 1942--Frank Sinkwich, Georgia, HB 1941--Bruce Smith, Minnesota, HB 1940--Tom Harmon, Michigan, HB 1939--Nile Kinnick, Iowa, HB 1938--Davey O’Brien, Texas Christian, QB 1937--Clint Frank, Yale, HB 1936--Larry Kelley, Yale, E 1935--Jay Berwanger, Chicago, HB

Transactions BASEBALL American League DETROIT TIGERS — Designated 3B Danny Worth for assignment. Assigned SS Dixon Machado outright to Toledo (IL). KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Agreed to terms with INF Brian Bocock, OF Johermyn Chavez and RHP Cory Wade on minor league contracts. National League NEW YORK METS — Agreed to terms with RHP Bartolo Colon on a two-year contract. FOOTBALL National Football League HOUSTON TEXANS — Released TE Jake Byrne. Signed TE Brad Smelley from the practice squad. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Signed WR Griff Whalen from the practice squad. Released CB Jalil Brown. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Signed WR Chad Hall. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Placed CB Josh Robinson on injured reserve. Released OT Mike Remmers. Signed RB Joe Banyard and CB Robert Steeples from the practice squad. Activated S Harrison Smith from injured reserve. NEW YORK JETS — Signed WR Saalim Hakim from the practice squad. OAKLAND RAIDERS — Placed S Tyvon Branch on injured reserve. Signed DT Ricky Lumpkin from the practice squad. PITTSBURGH STEELERS — Released DB Brandon Jones from the practice squad. Signed DB Ross Ventrone to the practice squad. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL — Suspended Toronto F David Clarkson two games for a head shot on St. Louis C Vladimir Sobotka during Thursday’s game. Suspended Boston F Shawn Thornton 15 games for punching Pittsburgh D Brooks Orpik and causing serious injury during a Dec. 7 game. BUFFALO SABRES — Recalled LW Matt Ellis from Rochester (AHL). CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS — Assigned G Jason LaBarbera to Rockford (AHL). COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Returned F Jack Skille to Springfield (AHL). EDMONTON OILERS — Traded G Jason LaBarbera to Chicago for future considerations. American Hockey League NORFOLK ADMIRALS — Released F Jamie MacQueen and returned him to Utah (ECHL). PROVIDENCE BRUINS — Sent D Steve Spinell to South Carolina (ECHL). SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE — Signed G Rob Madore. Recalled F John McFarland from Cincinnati (ECHL). Loaned F Jack Combs to Cincinnati. ECHL SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS — Loaned F Marc Hagel to Iowa (AHL). Signed D Brendan Rempel. Southern Professional Hockey League PENSACOLA ICE FLYERS — Loaned F Paul Rodrigues to South Carolina (ECHL). LACROSSE National Lacrosse League COLORADO MAMMOTH — Placed F Casey Powell on the holdout list. COLLEGE MARQUETTE — Announced the resignation of athletic director Larry Williams. TEXAS — Announced the resignation of Mack Brown football coach effective January 1.


SPORTS BRIEFS • Colts promote wide receiver Whalen to active roster INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Colts promoted receiver Griff Whalen from the practice squad to the active roster Saturday. Whalen has played in six games this season and has nine receptions for 102 yards. He should help a depleted receiving corps that has been without perennial Pro Bowler Reggie Wayne since Oct. 20. Backup receiver LaVon Brazill is questionable this week with a foot injury. Whalen played with Andrew Luck at Stanford and originally signed with Indy (8-5) as an undrafted rookie. He spent last year on injured reserve. This year, he has bounced between active and inactive and from the practice squad to the active roster. To make room for Whalen, the Colts waived backup cornerback Jalil Brown. Indianapolis, the AFC South champs, host Houston (2-11) today.

UW-Whitewater beats Mary Hardin-Baylor in DIII semis BELTON, Texas (AP) — Jordan Ratliffe ran for 100 yards and two touchdowns and Matt Behrendt passed for 197 yards to lead Wisconsin-Whitewater to a 16-15 victory over Mary Hardin-Baylor in an NCAA Division III semifinal Saturday afternoon. The Warhawks (14-0) rallied from a 12-0 first-half deficit to reach the national championship game for the eighth time in the last nine years. Ratliffe’s 3-yard TD run just before halftime cut UW-Whitewater’s gap to 12-7, and his 5-yard score midway through the third quarter gave the Warhawks the lead for good and kept alive their shot at a fifth title. UW-Whitewater won its first national championship in 2007 and three straight from 2009-11. UW-Whitewater held the Crusaders (13-1) to 241 yards and 34 points below their scoring average. Mary Hardin-Baylor led 12-0 by the midway mark of the second quarter, but didn’t score again until Chad Peevey’s 21-yard field goal with 3:29 to play.

Mets, Colon finalize deal NEW YORK (AP) — Free-agent right-hander Bartolo Colon and the New York Mets finalized their deal Saturday, giving the team the starter it was seeking to replace injured ace Matt Harvey. Colon and the Mets agreed to the two-year, $20 million deal Wednesday at the winter meetings. Out of baseball in 2010 because of injuries, the 2005 AL Cy Young Award winner revived his career with the New York Yankees and Oakland over the past three years. Even though he will be 41 in May, Colon went 18-6 last year with a 2.65 ERA for the Athletics in a season he began by completing a 50-game suspension for a positive testosterone test. He struck out 117 and walked only 29 in 190 1-3 innings.

Marquette rolls by IUPUI MILWAUKEE (AP) — Davante Gardner scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Jamil Wilson added 16 points to lead Marquette to an 86-50 win over IUPUI on Saturday, snapping a two-game losing streak. Marquette (6-4) led 43-18 at half, and opened the second half on a 10-2 run, taking a 53-20 lead early in the second half. IUPUI got no closer the rest of the way. The Golden Eagles’ biggest lead of the game was 45 points. Marquette’s Deonte Burton grabbed a rebound and went all the way down the court for a highlight-reel dunk that brought Marquette’s bench and crowd to its feet as the Golden Eagles took a 65-28 lead with 10:35 remaining. Juan Anderson tied a career-high with 11 points and added five assists for Marquette. Ian Chiles led IUPUI (4-8) with 21 points, the only IUPUI player to score in double figures.

Body of Chiefs LB Belcher exhumed for brain exam KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The family of former Kansas City Chiefs’ linebacker Jovan Belcher has had his body exhumed so that his brain can be examined for possible clues about why he killed his girlfriend and himself last year. Family attorney Dirk Vandever told The Kansas City Star (http://bit. ly/18LQqGo ) that Belcher’s body was taken Friday from the North Babylon Cemetery in Bay Shore, N.Y. Vandever didn’t immediately respond to Saturday phone and email messages from The Associated Press. The examination of Belcher’s brain could help determine whether he had a destructive brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy. The condition has been linked to head blows, and early signs in younger athletes can include mood changes. The delay in conducting the examination might make it more difficult. But researchers say important scientific findings remain possible.




How Volcker Rule would limit banks’ risky bets BY MARCY GORDON AP Business Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved a rule that seeks to defuse the kind of risk-taking on Wall Street that helped trigger the 2008 financial crisis. The Volcker Rule is expected to change the way the largest U.S. banks do business. It strives to limit banks’ riskiest trading bets that could implode at taxpayers’ expense. Some think the rule goes too far, others not far enough. Here are questions and answers about the Volcker Rule: Q: What is it? A: The Volcker Rule is a key plank of a financial

regulation law enacted in 2010 to try to reduce the likelihood of another crisis and a resulting government bailout. The rule is intended to bar banks from trading for their own profit. This activity is known as proprietary trading. It’s become a huge money-making machine for mega Wall Street banks, like Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley. Under the rule, the banks will be required to trade mainly on their clients’ behalf. Still, if it were that simple, the final draft would be a lot shorter than its roughly 920 pages — about as long as Dostoyevsky’s “The Brothers Karamazov.” The rule left to regulators

the burden of finalizing the fine print. Besides curbing proprietary trading, the Volcker Rule limits banks’ investments in hedge funds and private equity funds, which are high-risk, lightly regulated investment pools. The rule is named for Paul Volcker, a former Federal Reserve chairman who was an adviser to President Barack Obama during the financial crisis. Volcker urged a ban on high-risk trading by big banks to diminish the likelihood that taxpayers might have to rescue them, as they did after the financial crisis. Q: Where are the complications? A: The ban on propri-

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investing in new equipment. The Indiana General No one seems to have Assembly is generous when evidence that this is true, giving away the revenue but it is believed and that of local governments. The is good enough for the latest scheme, advocated governor and the Legislaby the politicians wielding ture. power at the state level, is We have had wonderful to give a nice tax break to announcements from new businesses at the expense of and existing local governments. Indiana firms about They propose to get how much they rid of the property are going to invest tax on business in new equipment equipment. around the state. Such property, Not one of those called “personal,” announcements is used by firms said firms would to make products have invested and provide MORTON more without the services. Long ago, households, too, MARCUS personal property tax. paid the personal property tax. Unfortunately, Today, a computer no one seems to system used in a have a clear idea of business is subject how cities, towns, to the tax; a counties, schools, computer used in a libraries and other household to surf the Web local entities will replace and send pictures to Granny the lost property tax. But is exempt. then that has never been a There were good reasons concern of those who press for getting rid of the tax on for lower property taxes. Indiana has spent the household goods. It was last 40 years in a war on widely ignored, and those the property tax and local who did not ignore it most democracy. We have frequently lied about what insisted on controlling local they owned and how much spending, denying cities and it was worth. towns self-determination, There may be good reasons for getting rid of the capping property taxes and eliminating various forms of tax on business machinery. property from taxation. Such a tax is believed to When the inventory tax discourage businesses from

was eliminated a few years back, who benefited? Auto dealers were the No. 1 type of business paying that tax. Did auto prices fall? Did auto salespeople get higher commissions? I don’t know and I don’t know anyone who does know. But local governments got less money for maintaining public services or local income taxes were raised for individuals. If we eliminate the personal property tax, let’s imagine that there is more investment by business in Indiana. Who will benefit? Will Hoosier workers be paid more because they are more productive? Or will fewer Hoosier workers be hired? Perhaps the benefits will show up as greater benefits for top executives. I don’t know if studies in other states have answered those questions. Perhaps the Legislature could look into the issue. Its members could then rely less on the theoretical arguments used by the advocates of still more tax cuts for selected industries. MORTON J. MARCUS is an independent economist, speaker and writer formerly with Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

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New boat seeks safer fishing on often deadly Bering sea ANACORTES, Wash. (AP) — Few professions are as deadly as commercial fishing on the Bering Sea. Crews face rogue waves and frigid gales that toss around heavy machines and cause vessels to pitch, yaw and roll on turbulent waters. The dangers are so constant that they’ve been made lore on the long-running cable show “Deadliest Catch.” Over the years, efforts to keep crew members safe have taken many forms, from changing the culture among fishermen to equipping them with emergency gear such as survival suits that can help them survive the icy waters longer. The latest proposed solution is being built in a

dry dock north of Seattle: a $35 million, 190-foot vessel that would enable fishermen to work behind the safety of the hull, rather than out on the deck amid the dangerous wind and waves. The ship, commissioned by Seattle-based Blue North Fisheries, represents the culmination of efforts to keep fishermen safe, said Chris Phillips, managing editor of Fishermen’s News, an industry publication. “If he’s out there standing in the elements in 15 degree weather and 15-foot waves crashing on the deck, he’s not very happy,” Phillips said. “But if he’s in a well-lit and heated space, he’s a lot happier.” According to federal statistics, 32 fishermen died

on the job in 2012, a drop from 42 the year before. Still, the profession remains one of the nation’s deadliest with a 2012 fatality rate of 117 per 100,000 workers, compared to 17 for construction crews. Jennifer Lincoln, an injury epidemiologist with the National Institute for Occupational Safety Health, said the vessel’s design represents an attempt to avoid the hazards completely. “It’s a big deal to engineer out the occupational hazard from the beginning,” she said. Currently, a crew member is at risk while the long-line is being reeled in. Usually a crew member has to hook the fish being reeled in to process them.

Briefs • Long-time No-Sag employee retires KENDALLVILLE — After 44 years of service, Kendallville resident Jack Dean has retired from No-Sag Products where he had been employed since 1969. Dean was a group leader

overseeing production of furniture spring clips and swing anchors. His wife Minnie retired from the company in 2012, and combined they had over 85 years of service to the production plant at 2225 E. Production Rd. Dean was recently recognized in a plant-wide

luncheon with gifts and appreciation from his coworkers and the company. Dean plans to spend time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren in retirement. No-Sag Products, a division of Leggett & Platt, Inc., employees 85 people.

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In this undated file photo made available by Google, hundreds of fans funnel hot air from the computer servers into a cooling unit to be recirculated at a Google data center in Mayes County, Okla. The green lights are the server status LEDs reflecting from the front of the servers. Eight major technology

companies, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, have joined forces to call for tighter controls on government surveillance, issuing an open letter Monday to President Barack Obama arguing for reforms in the way the U.S. snoops on people.

Big tech firms lash out at government snooping WASHINGTON (AP) — Silicon Valley is escalating pressure on President Barack Obama to curb the U.S. government surveillance programs that vacuum personal information off the Internet and threaten the technology industry’s financial livelihood. A coalition that includes Google, Apple, Yahoo, Facebook and Microsoft lashed out in an open letter printed Monday in major newspapers and a new website, . The crusade united eight companies that often compete fiercely against each other, but now find themselves banding together to limit the potential damage from revelations about the National Security Agency’s snooping on Web surfers. Twitter Inc., LinkedIn Corp. and AOL Inc. joined Google Inc., Apple Inc., Yahoo Inc., Facebook Inc. and Microsoft Corp. in the push for tighter controls over electronic espionage. The group is immersed in the lives of just about everyone who uses the Internet or a computing device. As the companies’ services and products have become more deeply ingrained in society, they have become integral cogs in the economy. Their prosperity also provides them with the cash to pay for lobbyists and fund campaign

contributions that sway public policy. Monday’s public relations offensive is a by-product of documents leaked over the past six months by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The records reveal that the NSA has been obtaining emails and other personal data from major tech companies under secret court orders for the past five years and scooping up other data through unauthorized hacking into data centers. Silicon Valley has been fighting back in the courts and in Congress as they seek reforms that would allow them to disclose more information about secret court orders. Several of the companies are also introducing more encryption technology to shield their users’ data from government spies and other prying eyes. Monday’s letter and the new anti-snooping website represent the technology industry’s latest salvo in an attempt to counter any perception that they voluntarily give the government access to users’ email and other sensitive information. Although the campaign is ostensibly directed at governments around the world, the U.S. is clearly the main target. “The balance in many countries has tipped too far in favor of the state and away from the rights of the

individual — rights that are enshrined in our Constitution,” the letter said. “This undermines the freedoms we all cherish. It’s time for a change.” Civil liberties aren’t the only thing at stake. One of the reasons the technology companies have become a rich vein for crime-fighting authorities is that they routinely store vast amounts of personal data as part of their efforts to tailor services and target advertising. By analyzing search requests, Web-surfing habits, social networking posts and even the content of emails, the companies are able to determine, for instance, the type of digital ads to show individual users. The NSA revelations have raised fears that people might shy away from some Internet services or share less information about themselves. Such a shift would make it more difficult for companies to increase their ad revenue and, ultimately, boost their stock prices. In a statement, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said the NSA disclosures had “shaken the trust of our users.” Google CEO Larry Page and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, two of the richest people in the world, also chimed with statements urging the U.S. to adopt reforms to protect personal information.



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BRENNAN COCHRAN, Jr., F, DeKalb This junior striker had a season for the ages, scoring 41 goals while also finding time to distribute 10 assists. The Barons didn’t quite get as far in the postseason as they did a season ago, losing to Fort Wayne Canterbury 2-1 in the regional championship match, but it wasn’t for a lack of effort from Cochran. He crossed the 100-goal threshold for his career and is sitting on 106, with an eye toward breaking the school record. Cochran scored at least one goal in 15 of the Barons’ 20 games. He scored three or more goals in nine matches, putting five in the back of the net against Columbia City and scoring four against Snider, Lakeland, Garrett and Norwell. Cochran was selected third-team All-State by the Indiana Soccer Coaches Association, to go along with first-team all-Northeast Hoosier Conference honors. DeKalb finished last year with a 16-4 record.

COACH OF THE YEAR JED FREELS, DeKalb Freels picked up his 200th career victory during the regular season, and then helped lead DeKalb to a 16-4 mark and its 11th sectional in school history — 10 of those with Freels as the head coach — with a 2-1 win over Leo. The Barons then advanced to the regional championship game, only to lose to Canterbury. Freels saw seven of his players earn All-Northeast Hoosier Conference recognition. Brennan Cochran was a third-team all-state selection by the Indiana Soccer Coaches Association. Ross Gramling was honored as an ISCA Top Team Player, and Landon Cochran earned Second Team All-District honors for the second straight year.

DeKalb LANDON COCHRAN, Sr. Cochran is an All-NHC selection. The senior had a goal and assist in the sectional finals as the Barons repeated as champions. He finished the season with 14 goals and seven assists.

CHASE SECRIST, Sr. Secrist scored a goal during the regional semifinals, but spent most as DeKalb’s goalkeeper. The senior recorded five shutouts with a 12-3 record. Secrist stopped 98 shots, while allowing 21 goals. He is an NHC first-team pick.

ROSS GRAMLING, Sr. Gramling was a first-team selection from the NHC. He played a part in two consecutive sectional titles for the Barons. He had goals in back-to-back matches against Lakeland and Hamilton, and finished with three goals and two assists.

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Westview West Noble ABEL ZAMARRIPA, Sr. Zamarripa assisted on goals this season and closes his career with 41 assists, the most in West Noble history. The midfielder also had 43 career goals, 13 of those coming this season. The midfielder was an all-NECC selection.

BRIAN MACIAS, Sr. Macias was a three-year starter for West Noble and excellent passer. The midfielder was an all-league pick in the NECC and scored one goal with seven assists this season, following a five-goal performance last season.

TARRIN BEACHY, Sr. Beachy recorded five shutouts in goal for Westview this season. The senior took all-league honors in the NECC for the second-straight season with a 1.77 goals against average. He stopped three penalty kicks as the Warriors won a sectional title.

JACOB BERKEY, Jr. Berkey was an all-league pick in the NECC for the second-straight season. A three-year letterwinner, the junior midfielder scored the game-winning goal in Westview’s sectional championship match. The team captain had seven goals this season.

BUCKY CARPENTER, Jr. Carpenter is a three-year letterwinner and an all-state academic pick. He scored 21 goals this season and assisted on three others. Carpenter earned All-NECC honors for the second year in a row.

Lakewood Park BRADEY GERKE, So. Gerke was part of Lakewood Park’s sectional championship team. The sophomore forward finished the season with 22 goals and 13 assists. He struck with a goal during regional play and had three goals in a win over Garrett.

HUNTER YODER, Sr. Yoder struck for 28 goals and 10 assists on the season. The senior forward had a goal in Lakewood Park’s sectional championship victory. He scored three or more goals five times, including a five-goal outburst against South Adams.


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Sweet had 21 goals this fall, including a four-goal match against Central Noble. He finished his career with 35 goals and 15 assists. He had four goals in the sectional, leading the Railroaders to the final.

AARON BERKEY, Sr. KARSTEN COOPER, Sr. Cooper was a four-year letterwinner for Garrett and closes his career with 34 goals and 21 assists. He had a hat trick against Whitko in the midst of a seven-game scoring streak and finished this season with 18 goals and eight assists.

Lakeland DUSTIN CUNNINGHAM, Sr. Cunningham broke single-season school records with 34 goals and 79 points and earned All-NECC honors. He ended his career with 63 goals and 28 assists. Cunningham is in the top 10 academically in his class and made the ISCA academic all-state team.

Byler assisted on a school-record 36 goals in his career, including a school-record 16 this season. The midfielder had six goals this season and was an ISCA Top Team Player award winner. Byler had 21 career goals.

Berkey earned NHC recognition for the second straight season, taking a spot this year on the first team. He was also second-team all-district this year. The defender organized the East Noble back line and helped the team record six shutouts.

KALEB WILLIAMS, Sr. Williams was again the anchor of the East Noble defense. The goalkeeper earned first-team honors in the NHC for the second-straight season. He had seven shutouts and made 110 saves, with 22 goals allowed.

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Patton led East Noble in scoring this season, with 11 goals and six assists. He stepped in front and either scored or had an assist in all but one game as a forward. The senior forward was an NHC first-team selection.

Granados led Prairie Heights to its best season in program history at 8-8-1. He paced the Panthers in scoring this fall with 15 goals and eight assists. The forward earned All-NECC recognition.

— Connor McCoy, Zac Rexroad, Alex Cole. DeKalb — Chris Hamlin. East Noble — Mason Diffenderfer, Kyle Bloom, Evan Strack. Eastside — Jared Yoder. Garrett — Blake Western. Hamilton — Daine Johnson, Aaron Kelley, Reed Steffen, Casey Rote. Lakewood Park Christian — Jared Gerke, Adam Hollman. Lakeland — Sam Garcia, Marco Olivares, Eric Carmona. Prairie Heights — Marco Faltermeier, Thomas Willett, Ryan Burkholder. Westview — Micah Hunsberger, Jaron Lewton, Jordan Stoltzfus. West Noble — Christian Marin, Chris Najera, Paul Barrientos.

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TAYA POYNTER, Jr., F, DeKalb The DeKalb girls soccer team has three players moving on to play collegiately next fall. But it was Poynter, a junior, that was the Barons’ talisman this season, leading the team in both goals (25) and assists (16) in helping the Barons finish with a 17-3 record and set the school record for most wins in a season. DeKalb also won its first-ever sectional title thanks in part to Poynter’s contributions. Poynter scored a season-high five goals in an 8-2 win over Lakeland and scored three goals against Columbia City, Garrett and Blackhawk Christian. She also distributed three assists against Angola in the sectional and two against Northrop, Angola (regular season) and New Haven. Poynter was also selected first-team all-Northeast Hoosier Conference.

COACH OF THE YEAR SAM WEICHT, DeKalb Weicht’s Baron team finally broke through in the postseason, winning the school’s first sectional title with a 2-1 victory over Leo. The Barons kept that momentum into the regional semifinal against Bellmont, beating an overmatched Squaw team 4-0 before losing a heartbreaker to Homestead in the regional final, 1-0, in extra time — with the Barons only seven minutes away from penalty kicks, where anything’s a 50-50 proposition. The Barons won 17 games this season, which is a school record.


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Roth was a team captain for the NECC and NISC conference champion Warriors and earned all-league honors in both conferences. Roth played a key part in 12 shutouts and made District 2 all-academic team.

Nguyen recorded six shutouts in goal, the most for East Noble in seven seasons. The senior stepped up her game, allowing 29 goals this season after giving up 47 last year. She made 179 saves and was an NHC second-team selection.

RILEY HOCHSTETLER, So. Hochstetler was an all-league selection in the NECC and NISC, where the Warriors took league titles. The forward/midfielder has started both seasons of her career, and struck with 28 goals and 15 assists this season.

TORI OESCH, Jr. Oesch was a versatile midfielder for Westview and team captain. The junior understands the tactics of the game and was rewarded with all-league honors in the NECC and NISC. She scored eight goals and had seven assists this season.

KACEY WELLS, Sr. Wells was a first-team NHC selection all four seasons of her prep career. She finished her senior season with 20 goals and 12 assists. The forward was an all-district selection.

KATIE HAMLIN, Sr. Hamlin was named DeKalb’s MVP this season. The senior was an all-district and AllNHC selection. She was able to play at several positions, including midfielder, forward and a stopper on defense. She had four goals and seven assists.

MADISON VAN WYE, Sr. Van Wye was a leader on and off the field for DeKalb. She scored 16 goals and assisted on 12 others on the season. The midfielder was a first-team selection in the NHC and second-team all-district.

ALLIE GAFF, So. Gaff made 157 saves in goal for DeKalb and kept the injury-depleted Barons in many games. The sophomore held opponents to .83 goals per game and was a second-team selection in the NHC.

ANDREA OSTER, So. Oster was a second-team selection in the NHC. The sophomore scored 14 goals this season and assisted on six goals. A midfielder, she scored the winning goal in the sectional championship match.

MELISSA HUFF, Sr. Huff led East Noble in scoring the final two seasons of her career. Despite missing two games, the second-team NHC selection finished with nine goals, the highest for the Knights in five seasons. She also had one assist.

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Lakeland REBECCA LEVITZ, Jr. Levitz was an All-NECC selection. The junior forward was an important part of the Laker program and scored 12 goals this season, while coming through with five assists.


STEPHANIE MOWERY, Jr. Mowery earned all-league honors in both the NECC and the NISC. The forward had 19 goals, including three hat tricks, along with seven assists. The two-year starter is District 2 all-academic.

TESSA ZIMMERLY, So. Zimmerly earned honorable mention status in the NECC and was on the NISC second-team. She had a strong leg and took the majority of the corner kicks for Westview. She had eight goals on 29 shots, and dished off six assists.

TIFFANY SIMCOX, Sr. Simcox was an offensive threat every time she received the ball. The forward led Central Noble with 32 goals and five assists. She was a repeat AllNECC selection.

JANESSA FOGLE, So. Fogle was an offensive threat with her quickness. The sophomore struck for six goals on the season, including a two-goal performance against Wayne. She also led the Cougars in assists, with 13.

Levitz used a strong work ethic to earn on a spot on the Lakeland roster as a freshman. She scored 13 times on the season and assisted on one goal. She was an all-league pick in the NECC.

CARLEE RICHARDSON, Sr. Richardson was the Lakers’ strongest defender, and played at midfield. The senior team leader kept opponents at bay was awarded a firstteam selection on the NECC team for her efforts.

Angola Garrett SAVANNAH BURKHARDT, Fr. Burkhardt stepped into the AHS lineup as a freshman to lead the team in scoring with 12 goals and two assists. She was an All-Northeast Corner Conference selection and was a key player to a turnaround this fall where the Hornets won six matches and tied another after having no wins nor ties in 2012.

West Noble KAITLIN WISEL, Sr. Wisel was one of the biggest offensive weapons for the 7-8-2 Railroaders this fall. She had a hat trick to lead Garrett to a 4-0 win over Elkhart Christian on Oct. 1.

HONORABLE MENTION: Angola — Jade Ice, Riley Peppler. Indara McMillen, Nicole Silverhart, Nicoya Hall, Kelcei Bonham, Jessie Johnson, Sara Joergensen, Macy Mohamedali. DeKalb — Marisa Robinett, Alyssa Willey. East Noble — Janelle Wasson, Audrey Slone, Taylor Rex. Lakeland — Mercedi Bowers, Logan Mullet, Joy Sustaita, Samantha Gieseking. West Noble — Beni Murillo, Priscila Ortiz.

SELENE MURILLO, Jr. Murillo was an all-league selection in the Northeast Corner Conference. The junior defender used strong play along with leadership on and off the field to become a huge asset to the Charger team.

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HEARTLAND SINGS: HOLIDAYS 4 p.m. A unique holiday treat is the annual Heartland Chamber Chorale Holiday Production. The music is exquisite, but never typical fare. The hustle and bustle of the season drifts away as the Singers present music that energizes the mind, body and spirit for the mid-winter holidays. Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 W. Berry St., Fort Wayne.


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5:30 p.m. 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 Rd, Kendallville. 347-2334

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CAROL 6 p.m. 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.

COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS GREETINGS 6 p.m. 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, PO Box 516, Kendallville. 347-1064

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FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS 7 p.m. 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. Lakewood Park Baptist Church, 5555 C.R. 29, Auburn.

Thursday, Dec. 19 MODEL TRAIN CLUB MEETING 7 p.m. Meets in the basement. Garrett Heritage Park Museum, 300 N. Randolph St., Garrett.

Tuesday, Dec. 31 Auburn Firefighters Local 2454 presents Smokin’ New Years Eve fundraiser with CHOICE 2013. Doors open at 7 p.m. Music at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 per person and includes: Choice Band from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., party favors, snacks, cash bar, champagne at midnight. Tickets available at Carbaugh Jewlers, Auburn Fire Stations, Auburn Moose Family Center or any Auburn firefighter. roceeds benefit Auburn firefighters. Only 200 tickets! Auburn Moose Family Center, 402 S. Main St., Auburn.


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This image released by Focus Features shows Jared Leto as Rayon in a scene from “Dallas Buyers Club.” Leto was nominated for a Golden Globe for best supporting actor in a motion picture for his role in the film on Dec. 12. The 71st annual Golden Globes will air on Sunday, Jan. 12.

To receive those actors and the privilege of working with them and to have them work on multiple films is very exciting for me. If it’s exciting for audiences, then that’s wonderful.” — David O. Russell, nominated as best film director and screenwriter for “American Hustle.” The movie was nominated for best picture, musical or comedy. —“I haven’t called anyone. I’m too overwhelmed! I’ve done a dance of joy in my hotel room. All of these nominations hopefully mean that more people will go and see it, and that is really exciting because I feel this film is pivotal and just so good for the world.” — Lupita Nyong’o, nominated for best-supporting actress in a film for “12 Years a Slave.” She listened to the announcement over the radio in Paris. —“I’m thrilled and so grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press. One question: Does this mean I need two dresses?” — Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who received two nominations for her roles in the TV series “Veep” and the movie “Enough Said.” —“I feel great. I think it’s wonderful that a little film like this has an opportunity, has a light shone in its direction.” — Jared Leto, nominated for best-supporting actor in the film “Dallas Buyers Club.” —“Joel and Ethan (Coen) have completely changed my

life. There’s a reason why (this) happens to so many actors who are involved in their movies because they create a stage for people to do their absolute best work. Not only the actors themselves, but everyone involved” — Oscar Isaac, nominated for best actor in a musical or comedy film for “Inside Llewyn Davis.” —“When the phone rang this morning, I silenced it and I thought, ‘Ugh, who do I owe money to?’” — Greta Gerwig, nominated for best actress in a musical or comedy film for “Frances Ha.” —“This was a one-of-akind shooting for all us. You don’t read scripts written that honest. We all had a good time. It was so relaxed. We really knew this was something special. I have done things onstage that have brought attention to my work, but this is as exciting as could be” — June Squibb, nominated for best-supporting actress in a film for “Nebraska.” —“People talk about this being a ‘competitive’ year for film, when really it is an ‘excellent’ year — so many wonderful movies internationally and at home. I’m happy ‘Nebraska’ is part of the discussion, and I’m especially gratified by the attention Bruce Dern and June Squibb are receiving at what we hope is the mid-point of their careers.” — Alexander Payne, nominated for best director for “Nebraska,” in an email.

—“I think I shall go and probably have a piece of chocolate cake with my daughter, who’s just coming home from school. She’s just 5 years old and came home the other day talking about Nelson Mandela. She just learned about him, so I’m really proud to go and celebrate with her on this day.” — Composer Alex Heffes, nominated for best original score of his work on “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.” —“We’re having a celebratory cup of coffee because we know how to live!” — Emma Thompson, nominated for best actress in a drama for “Saving Mr. Banks.” —“I am so fortunate to work on a job I really love every day and I couldn’t be more grateful to be acknowledged by this esteemed group!” — Zooey Deschanel, nominated for best actress in a musical or comedy TV series for “New Girl,” in an email. —“The Globes are pretty lively because everyone is sitting at tables and having a fairly convivial time of it. Actually, the whole thing is a really jolly evening. I wouldn’t change anything because I think these kinds of award evenings, America does better than anyone. They’re just so much jollier they are back at home.” — Julian Fellowes, “Downton Abbey” creator, writer and producer, on the awardsshow season. The series was nominated for best TV drama. —“I can’t wait to fly to Barcelona to see my mom for Christmas and to sit there with her, my girlfriend and my family under the Christmas tree, and analyze this year that’s been a roller coaster for me.” — Daniel Bruhl, nominated for best-supporting actor for his role in “Rush.” —“We’re excited. I texted Kristen Lopez, who was nominated for best song, and said, ‘Does anyone want to go to the Globes for any reason?’ I’m excited for all of us gals at Disney!” — Jennifer Lee, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ first female director, on girl power at the studio. “Frozen” was nominated as best animated film.




Rural church gets new breath of life BY AMY OBERLIN

HAMILTON — With the holidays came a renewal at the Crossroads of Zion, 7977 C.R. 4A. The rural church recently welcomed a new pastor, Gene Thimlar, and has become nondemoninational after formerly being a Methodist church. Thimlar, a 1986 Angola High School graduate, lives in Auburn and has lived in northeastern Indiana for most of his life. He married his wife, Mindy, at Harvest Free Will Baptist Church in Fort Wayne in 2002. They became church leaders and Thimlar has been involved in discipleship ministry for the past decade. “I always figured that I’d end up pastoring somewhere,” said Thimlar, whose day job is as a driver for DeKalb Rural Transit, or DART, a

community transportation service through the DeKalb County Council on Aging. He began filling in at Crossroads of Zion several months ago and soon became a permanent pastor. He is pursuing further education through Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. He has published a book about the Christian’s walk in faith, titled “What Do You Do Today?” He said it is the “nuts and bolts” of everyday faith, written in terms “that anybody could understand.” In his sermons, Thimlar said he tries to provide the congregation with scenarios that bring Biblical stories into today’s vernacular. For instance, he noted, Joseph was technically Jesus’ stepfather. What might it have been like trying to be the male role model for the son of God?

The church was formerly called Butler Zion United Methodist Church. The congregation is usually at around 40 people on Sundays, many of them people from the surrounding rural area that have a long family history at the church, which was started in 1911. “It’s one of the friendliest, kindest bunch of folks you’d ever want to meet,” said Thimlar. Worship leader is Alan Willibey of Butler. The service is blended, featuring contemporary and traditional music, piano and Powerpoint. A children’s church is also in the works to be held in conjunction with regular services. One of the church’s features is a power wheelchair lift near the entrance. Sunday services are at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.


Gene Thimlar of Auburn is the new pastor at the Crossroads of Zion, in rural


Reduce stress by tapping into season’s spirit Seventy-eight percent of Americans “take time to reflect on the birth of Christ” during the season, according to a Gallup poll. However, Christmas secular traditions such as shopping, baking, decorating, cleaning, entertaining, and parties, can bring on stress and leave little time for reflection to tap into the spirit of the season — love, joy, and peace. In fact, Gallup research shows stress over lack of time rises 31 percent and stress about lack of money, amid the pressure to purchase gifts, rises 21 percent during holidays. Add to that unrealistic expectations for the perfect holiday, perfect loving family, and perfect balance of work and life, if not realized, engendering more stress. However, one solution or one hopeful factor comes

from information in the same poll finding that a majority of Americans incorporate specific religious activities or symbols into their holiday celebrations. Fifty-one percent describe KATIE S. Christmas BROWN as “strongly religious” for them. The poll showed 62 percent attend religious services on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, and 65 percent display decorations with a religious meaning. This latter information in the poll is important, because spiritual practices and religious observances can not only enhance the spirit of the

season, they can also reduce stress. Many of us know from our own experience and experts agree that sharing of spirituality whether in places of worship or other settings with family and friends provides a support network that is a useful way to reduce stress. Spirituality, in this context, generally means recognizing a higher power helps you find a deeper sense of purpose and makes it possible for you to release a personal sense of responsibility by trusting the Divine. I recall one Christmas when I was stressed out from a personal sense of responsibility to make this the best Christmas ever, while overloaded with the usual secular traditions and caring for three young children. Perhaps trying to find joy in materialism, my husband and

I bought too many presents spending too much on our children, and expecting them to be both thrilled and grateful. As they dove into their gifts way before dawn on Christmas morning, there was pandemonium and ingratitude. We called a family time out to think and pray quietly alone in different rooms for an hour then we came back together with tears and hugs to share our thoughts on what the Christmas spirit should be in the teachings and example of Jesus “to love one another,” (John 15:17) after which we settled into a peaceful and joyous Christmas day. To avoid stress the next Christmas I purposely set aside more time for prayer in solitude to reflect on Christ so that I could really experience the spirit of the season.

As the Apostle Paul said, “For there is one God, one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (I Timothy 2:5) Christ, to me, brings God’s goodness to man, brings the fruit of the Spirit — love, joy, and peace (Galatians 5:22) to meet every human need. Instead of stress I felt a deep feeling of peace and a desire for Christmas to be a time to focus on glorifying God. To me, that meant honoring the glory of God by one’s actions. And that resulted in greater peace and harmony in our home on Christmas morning that year. Mary Baker Eddy, a deeply religious student of the Bible who founded Christian Science, wrote in the 1907 Ladies Home Journal, ”I love to observe Christmas in quietude, humility, charity, letting good will towards man,

We get glimpses of the Kingdom of God The suggested Old Testament reading for the second Sunday of Advent, Year A, from the Revised Common Lectionary is Isaiah 11:1-10. MUSINGS The text is FROM THE a descripHEARTLAND tion of the peaceful kingdom to be Rev. Dave Hogsett inaugurated by the coming of the Messiah. My favorite part of the reading starts with verse 6. “The wolf shall live with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the kid. The calf and the lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them. The cow and the bear shall graze their young shall lie down together, and the lion shall eat straw like the ox… They will not hurt or destroy on my holy mountain; For the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.” (Isaiah 11:6, 7, 9) Whenever I would take a confirmation class to visit a Jewish Synagogue, at some point in his or her presentation the guide would refer to Isaiah11:1-10 to support the Jewish belief that Jesus was not the Messiah. If He was they would argue, then why has peace not come upon the earth? The Christian answer to the question raised by the Jewish guides is the Second Coming. The peaceful

kingdom described in Isaiah 11:1-10 will come when Jesus returns and ushers in the Kingdom of God in all of its fullness. However, in the meantime as we wait with expectancy for Jesus’ return, we can catch glimpses of the Kingdom of God breaking into our midst. During this Advent season the world is celebrating one such indwelling of God’s Kingdom. Thursday, Dec. 5, anti-apartheid icon and the father of modern South Africa, Nelson Mandela died at the age of 95. Rather than seeking revenge and retribution for past injustices when he became president of South Africa, he followed a policy of reconciliation. Rather than encouraging the lion to devour the lamb, he encouraged them to dwell in peace together. As a direct result of his policies, today South Africa is one of the most stable countries in Africa. While things are not perfect, the direction is one of cooperation and joint success. Mandela provides a model for other world leaders if they truly want to move their countries forward. In Nelson Mandela we have a glimpse of what leadership might look like in the Kingdom of God. Advent is one of those times of the year that invites people to incarnate the Kingdom of God in their daily activities. All of us would find our lives greatly enriched, if during these days leading up to Christmas we were on the lookout for examples of small ways in which the Kingdom of God is breaking into our midst. THE REV. DAVE HOGSETT is a retired United Methodist pastor. He can be e-mailed at

eloquent silence, prayer and praise express my conception of truth’s appearing. The splendor of this nativity of Christ reveals infinite meanings and gives manifold blessings. Material gifts and pastimes tend to obliterate the spiritual idea in consciousness, leaving one alone and without His glory.” Rejoice! Relief from holiday stress amid secular Christmas traditions can come from reflecting on the “nativity of Christ.” Everyone can be blessed by the spirit of the season. KATIE S. BROWN lives in

Fort Wayne and writes regularly about spirituality and health. She is also a Christian Science practitioner and teacher and the media and legislative liaison for Christian Science in Indiana.

Religion Briefs • Christmas Eve service planned BRIMFIELD — Brimfield United Methodist Church will have a Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. Dec. 24. All are welcome. For more information, call the church at 761-2501.

Special service set LAGRANGE — LaGrange Baptist Church, 1370 N. S.R. 9, LaGrange, will have a special service Dec. 26 at 6 p.m.


Warming a cold night Nate Kauffman, left, and Brannon Goodyear provided hot drinks at the Grace Cafe inside Grace Christian Church, Albion, during Albion’s Christmas in the Village event Dec. 6. With temperatures below freezing, the church was open during the event to provide a spot for hot drinks and fellowship.


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‘Spellbinder Cookies’ are something new We are in the first week of December, the final month of 2013. I went to town yesterday to take son Kevin to the dentist. Everywhere you see reminders that the Christmas holiday is approaching fast. It gets dark early so it was dark when we left town. Kevin enjoyed watching all the Christmas lights. The girls made a breakfast meal for our supper last night. On the menu was bacon, scrambled eggs, toast and cottage cheese. It is nice to have the girls make supper when I have to leave for an appointment. When they were all younger I would have to make supper after I was home. My husband Joe and daughter Elizabeth are back to work after being off Thanksgiving week. Although it is nice to have time off from work that also means no payday. The Good

Lord will provide, though, if we keep our trust in Him. Yesterday sister Emma dropped off her three boys here at 5:30 a.m. as she had a two to three-hour drive to an appointment for her daughter Elizabeth, 17. Elizabeth had ear surgery in November and this appointment THE was a check AMISH up.I told our COOK boys that if they went to bed earlier Lovina Eicher the evening before, I’d wake them up before Emma and Jacob’s boys get here at 5:30. I made breakfast for our five scholars

and Jacob, 14; Benjamin, 11; and Steven, 6. They had 1 1/2 hours to play until the bus came at 7 a.m. The house seemed quiet after all eight school children left for school. They all had a good start to the day. On Dec. 10 daughter Verena will have her 16th birthday. Hard to believe she will be joining the youth. Elizabeth’s friend Timothy was happy to get his third deer of the season. His freezer quit working this summer and he didn’t discover it until all the meat was spoiled. He is glad to be able to put meat back in his new freezer. I tasted the venison steaks Timothy grilled and they were pretty good. I am not a venison fan but if I had not known it was venison it would have been hard to guess it wasn’t beef. Joe hasn’t had any luck from where he hunts.

Seems to be too many other hunters surrounding him so they head off the deer before they get to the woods Joe hunts. Today is laundry day again. The temperatures were in the mid-50s when Joe left for work and now it is 33. Looks like we’ll just hang clothes to dry in the basement. After the laundry is done we’ll make some noodles if possible. This is the first time I have made “Spellbinder Cookies” to take to church. Other women in our church make them so I thought I would try them. The recipe didn’t have a time and temperature for baking so I guessed at that. Hope they will work as well for you as they did for me. Blessings to all!

Spellbinder cookies • 4 cups brown sugar

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4 cups shortening 4 eggs 4 teaspoon vanilla 4 teaspoon baking soda 6 teaspoons baking powder 4 cups oatmeal 4 cups coconut (optional) 2 cups chopped nuts (optional) 6 cups flour

GLAZE • 1/2 cup margarine • 4 cups powdered sugar • 4 tablespoons hot water • 4 teaspoons vanilla Cool cookies and then add the warm glaze. Note: I added 1 cup crushed corn flakes to the cookie dough instead of rolling the balls in it. Combine flour, baking powder and baking soda. Gradually add sugar to butter in mixing bowl, creaming until light and fluffy. Add

egg and vanilla; beat well. Gradually add dry ingredients, blending well after each addition. Stir in rolled oats, coconut, peanuts and corn flakes. Drop by rounded teaspoonful onto ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten slightly with bottom of glass, dipped in additional crushed corn flakes. (I did not find it necessary to flatten the cookie dough). Bake at 350 for 12 to 15 minutes. Drizzle with glaze. OR LOVINA EICHER’S “RECIPE OF THE WEEK” go to Lovina hand-writes this weekly column by gas lamp light from her Michigan home. Readers with culinary or cultural questions may write Lovina at The Amish Cook, c/o Oasis Newsfeatures, P.O. Box 157, Middletown, Ohio 45044 or visit Due to volume of mail, personal replies are not always possible.

Grandson’s bullying behavior needs professional evaluation DEAR ABBY: Our 7-year-old grandson has been a handful since he was able to walk. He has been sneaky and has told lies for as long as any of us can remember. He has been suspended from school more than 10 times for various things. He stole several hundred dollars from his mom’s purse and took it to school so he would have money to buy snacks. He stays awake longer than everyone else in the house so he can take things and hide them in his closet. He knows what he does is wrong, but it doesn’t bother him. He is also abusive to his disabled sister. It is hard to imagine that a 7-year-old could give hate-filled looks that you don’t even see from adults. I’m afraid at the rate he is going, he will seriously

hurt someone or be hurt himself. He also has a very big heart. That is why we don’t understand what is going wrong in this little boy’s head. Please help if you can. — GRANDMA OF A BULLY IN NORTH CAROLINA DEAR GRANDMA: Your grandson’s behavior may have something to do with the fact his disabled sibling needs more of his parents’ attention. Or he may have serious emotional problems. The boy needs to be evaluated by a mental health professional so his parents will understand what’s driving his behavior, and it can be addressed. Please don’t wait. DEAR ABBY: I’m 17

and a few months ago I made the mistake of taking and sending nude photographs to my boyfriend. An adult co-worker, “Jim,” got the photographs without my knowledge or permission and them DEAR showed to my other ABBY co-workers, including managers. Jeanne Phillips Jim threatened to continue showing the pictures around unless I did him a “favor.” Out of distress, I quit

my job, not realizing that managers had seen the photographs. I now know they were aware of the situation, but did nothing. How should I approach the situation? It would be very bad if my parents found out. — FACING THE CONSEQUENCES IN NEW JERSEY DEAR FACING THE CONSEQUENCES: You now know why it’s a bad idea to send nude pictures, because once they are out of your control, anything can be done with them. While this is embarrassing, you should absolutely tell your parents what happened because they may want to take this matter to their lawyer. Your former employers ignored sexual harassment, attempted coercion and blackmail. If it

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can be proven, they should pay the price for it. DEAR ABBY: May I share a pet peeve of mine? I wish you’d raise the consciousness of people who write obituaries and fail to mention the musician who provides the music for the funerals and memorials. The musician often does more preparation for the services than the pallbearers. Why are their names omitted? I usually want to know who they are when I attend. — WONDERING IN GEORGIA DEAR WONDERING: I can think of a couple of reasons. The first is that some obituaries are actually taken from the eulogy, which may have been written prior to the death by someone in the

family. If the obituary was written by an employee of a newspaper, the information may have been taken as part of a standard list of questions about the deceased and any survivors. Frankly, I think it would be more suitable if the musician’s name was included on the program. If it hasn’t been included, there is nothing rude about telling the officiant or a family member how much you enjoyed the music and asking who provided it. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. COPYRIGHT 2013 UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE

Starting a small business prompts many questions DEAR BRUCE: I live in Tulsa, Okla. I am thinking about starting my own landscaping, curbing and pressure-washing business. Do I need some kind of license? How much insurance do I need to take out to cover me and two other workers? — Tom, via email DEAR TOM: Congratulations on your new enterprise. I am hoping SMART it works MONEY out well for you. With regard to the Bruce Williams license, you will have to contact the city of Tulsa and ask if any licenses are necessary. It may be that there are certain criteria you will have to satisfy. As to insurance, you are going to need liability insurance. It has nothing to do with you or the employees. Liability insurance guarantees that if you make a mistake or something just happens, you have money available to pay any obligations, including the possibility of a lawsuit. As to other insurance, you will be obligated in most areas to carry worker’s compensation on the other two workers, possibly not yourself. That varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Because of the nature of the enterprise you are entering, I think you are going to find that the premiums on your worker bees will be much higher than they would be on employees doing more passive work, such as

secretarial help. You also might wish to contact SCORE. This is a nonprofit organization staffed by people who have made it in business and volunteer to walk you through many of the things you are unfamiliar with. I am confident you can locate a chapter in a community as large as Tulsa. DEAR BRUCE: I keep hearing different opinions on student loans. Does my student loan affect my credit rating? I am still attending college, but I will be graduating soon. — G.E., via email DEAR G.E.: I am not certain what kind of different opinions you are hearing about your student loans. Of course those loans affect your credit rating! They’re an obligation, and as long as you meet the obligation, they will not affect your credit adversely. Some students feel that when they graduate and don’t get a decent job, they can just not make the payments on these loans. Nothing is further from the truth. You should stay in touch with the lender and explain your circumstances if you have trouble. If you can make the payments, I would pay as much as possible to get rid of the obligation. Send your questions to: Smart Money, P.O. Box 2095, Elfers, FL 34680. Email to: Questions of general interest will be answered in future columns. Owing to the volume of mail, personal replies cannot be provided. COPYRIGHT 2013, NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN.




‘Deprescribing’ can reduce side effects, save lives A long time ago, when I was in medical school, they told us about a problem called “polypharmacy.” It was described to us as prescribing so many drugs that side effects developed. Sometimes, the side effects resulted in symptoms that were in turn treated with even more prescriptions. This problem of polypharmacy reminds me of the first thing you should do when you find yourself in a hole. Stop digging! Then, figure a way to get out of the hole. For polypharmacy, a concept is being discussed in some of the medical literature called “deprescribing.” Taking multiple drugs simultaneously is especially common among older adults in developed countries worldwide. In fact, approximately one third of seniors

in the U.S. and Germany and almost two thirds in Canada use five or more prescription drugs. This higher rate of polypharmacy in older adults is driven primarily by their increased number of DR. TERRY medical conditions, GAFF newer medications that effectively treat more medical conditions, and practice guidelines that often recommend multidrug regimens. However, this practice increases the risk for drug side effects, falls, hospitalization, institutionalization, death, and other bad health

“Taking multiple drugs simultaneously is especially common among older adults … This practice increases the risk for drug side effects, falls, hospitalization, institutionalization and death.” Dr. Terry Gaff

• outcomes in these patients. According to a recent study, 13 percent of seniors taking five or more prescription drugs experience side effects that required medical attention, compared with 6 percent of those taking only one or two drugs. Evidence from numerous studies shows that many medications prescribed to elderly patients are inappropriate. They introduce a significant risk for side

effects, when there is evidence that a different safer drug may be equally or more effective. This may be occurring in as much as one in five prescriptions issued for older adults. Although tools have been developed to assess the appropriateness of prescribing in elderly patients, there is little guidance for the process of tapering, withdrawing, discontinuing, or

stopping medications (“deprescribing”) in these patients. It has been proposed that a structured approach to deprescribing be used with ten decision steps to help guide the way. The steps are as follows: 1. List all current medications. 2. Identify patients at high risk for or experiencing bad side effects. 3. Estimate life expectancy in high-risk patients. 4. Define overall care goals, taking into consideration life expectancy. 5. Define and confirm current indications for ongoing treatment. 6. Determine the time until benefit for disease-modifying medications. 7. Estimate the amount of expected benefit versus

potential harm in relation to each medication. 8. Review the possibility of using different drugs. 9. Identify drugs that may be discontinued. 10. Begin and monitor a drug decreasing plan with a single healthcare provider, who will follow a program checking on drug effectiveness and the patient’s actual use of the plan. As you might imagine, deprescribing can be difficult and time-consuming. However, prescribers have a responsibility to minimize the potential for harm and waste of resources from inappropriate polypharmacy. DR. TERRY GAFF is a physician

in northeast Indiana. Contact him at drgaff@kpcmedia. com or on Facebook. To read past columns and to post comments go to columnists/terry_gaff.

Nigella Lawson: A brand blemished but unbowed THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

When celebrity chefs cut themselves, how much they bleed is a matter of brand. Case in point: this year’s messy public eruptions around two of the food world’s most powerful women, Paula Deen and Nigella Lawson. Both made unsavory admissions about their pasts after being accused of unsavory acts. Both found themselves at the center of a whirlwind of negative publicity and lawsuits. And both had two big things to lose — fortunes and reputations. But while Deen seemed helpless and shocked as her empire crumbled in June, Lawson has remained stoic and mostly unscathed after revelations this past week, and her image among loyal fans could even be buoyed in the longer term. And the difference tells us much about the power of personal brand in 2013. Fact is, we love the spectacle of off-screen chaos in stars’ lives — the sex tapes, the arrests, the divorces, the boozing, the affairs. They become a value-added layer to the personalities we love to watch. But while some might be appalled by Kim Kardashian’s carnal video, it’s more awkward sideshow than personal affront. Stars are there to entertain us, even when they don’t intend to. Food celebrities are a bit different. They seem more accessible and, however falsely, we bond with them. Their books, shows and tweets purport to bring us into their kitchens and connect us to their traditions in service of that most intimate of activities — sharing food. And we bring them into our kitchens, too, turning to them to help feed our families. So when they step out of line, how they’ve sold themselves to us

matters, probably far more than they anticipated. Deen was on the losing end of that lesson. This is a woman who urged fat-conscious America to embrace butter and all things fried. And she led us to the trough with a sassy grandmotherly vibe, a hard knocks coming-up story and tales of an amiable, genteel South. It was enough — barely — to insulate her in 2012 when she revealed she had both diabetes and a lucrative endorsement deal for a drug to treat the condition she’d until then hidden. It smacked of opportunism and dishonesty, but it wasn’t completely at odds with her public persona. People moved on. Then the Food Network star became embroiled in a legal dispute with a former employee who accused her of racial discrimination and sexual harassment. The case, which ultimately was dismissed, got little attention until this summer when depositions were released in which Deen acknowledged using racial slurs in the past. It was an admission glaringly contrary to her homespun brand of Southern charm. Coupled with a clunker of an apology, that admission upended her brand. Endorsement deals fell apart. The Food Network canceled her. Appearances dried up. Folks didn’t want that sort of language in their kitchens. It’s a few months later and now Lawson, a culinary import from England, is going through a wringer nearly as rough. It started this summer with tabloid-worthy photos of her husband appearing to choke her. Then two former employees accused of using the couple’s credit cards for more than $1 million in


In this Oct. 9, 2012, photo, food writer, journalist and broadcaster, Nigella Lawson of Britain poses during the 28th International Film and Programme Market for TV, Video, Cable and Satellite in Cannes, southeastern France.

fraudulent charges claimed Lawson had sanctioned their spending to hush them up about her heavy drug use. Lawson’s now ex-husband, Charles Saatchi, piled on, saying those startling photos of him with his hands around her neck were shot as the couple argued about her drug use. In a London court for the employees’ fraud trial last week, Lawson recounted it differently. She said Saatchi lunged at her after she mentioned looking forward to having grandchildren and he said she should be paying attention to him instead. She denied giving the employees permission to spend the money. And she denied having a drug problem. She did acknowledge using cocaine and marijuana a handful of times, but said she wasn’t a habitual user. The damage to Lawson so far? Looks pretty minimal. While Deen’s deals imploded rapidly, Lawson’s career remains stable. Her admissions didn’t derail this weekend’s launch of her

Cooking Channel series, “Nigellissima.” ABC is going ahead with January’s second season of “The Taste,” a series in which she stars

with Anthony Bourdain. And Britain’s Channel 4 is standing by plans for its own version of “The Taste” — with Lawson and Bourdain — for next year. Much credit for that goes to her carefully crafted brand — a persona built not on Southern comfort and innocence like Deen’s, but on a rapturous, even naughty exploration of the sensual side of the kitchen. Lawson revels in her ample curves, gives long, knowing glances at the camera, poses with sweet syrups dripping from her body, and… well, you get the idea. Simply put, when misdeeds get exposed, the more out of sync they are with your brand, the worse you fare. “I don’t see what’s happening to Nigella as being inconsistent with her persona,” says Eric Dezenhall,

founder of Dezenhall Resources, a crisis-management firm. “There is a certain decadence associated with her brand, and nothing that’s really happening violates that.” Of Deen, though, he says: “When you have this endearing Southern woman who is dropping racial epithets in the modern era, that’s a shock to the system. Nothing that’s happening to Nigella is a shock to the system.” Bourdain certainly knows plenty about brand resiliency. The author and food TV star has repeatedly, even gloriously, recounted his own drug use. Not only hasn’t it harmed his career, but it also probably has fostered it. His bad-boy brand had no trouble absorbing the drug revelations, so fans never felt betrayed by the truth.

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crunchy topping for wings or tenders, or even just offering potato chips as a side dish. Additionally, Smith said she was shown salad dressings and sandwich and chicken wing sauces that incorporate PepsiCo’s sodas, including Mountain Dew. “I don’t think it will be in the next 12 months, but we’ll possibly start testing after a year or 18 months,” she said, noting that considerable planning would be needed to bring the offerings to the company’s more than 975 U.S. locations. PepsiCo clearly sees the idea of incorporating its snacks into menus as a major opportunity. At an analyst conference in Boca Raton, Fla., earlier this year, for example, the company sponsored a lunch featuring recipes using its Naked Juices, Frito chips and other products. A representative for Pizza

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‘The Desolation of Smaug’ improves on predecessor As much as I’m enjoying three straight Decembers of new adventures in Middle Earth, thanks to “The Hobbit” trilogy, in this second installment, subtitled “The Desolation of Smaug,” it’s still clear to me that this trilogy is a case study in the “less is more” school of storytelling. “The Desolation of Smaug” expands on the already-bloated story started in Unexpected JENNY “An Journey” last December. Hobbit KOBIELA- Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), MONDOR a contigent of dwarves led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) march across the land of Middle Earth with the goal of reclaiming the dwarves’ ancestral homeland, Erebor. Along the way, they battle giant spiders, orcs and wargs; get captured by the Elf King Thranduil (Lee Pace); sneak into the city of Laketown with the help of a mysterious man named Bard (Luke Evans); and, of course, face off against the dragon, Smaug (voice and motion-capture performance by Benedict Cumberbatch), who destroyed Erebor and took up residence there. They meet up with Thranduil’s son, Legolas (Orlando Bloom), and the chief of the guards, Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly). Oh, and at one point, Gandalf runs off to have his own adventure fighting The Necromancer, who threatens to bring darkness across the land. In short, there is a lot going on, and it contains a lot more material than J.R.R. Tolkein’s slim,

The best part of the entire movie is almost straight from the book, and it only features two characters.

• delightful novel “The Hobbit” has in it. There are fights and action sequences galore, and lots of new and interesting characters to see. And yet, here’s where the “less is more” idea comes in: The best part of the entire movie is almost straight from the book, and it only features two characters. Amid all the kerfluffle of elves and dwarves and humans and wizards and orcs, the most magical part of the entire nearly three-hour movie is when Bilbo walks in to Smaug’s treasure room and faces off against the fearsome dragon. It’s a nearly perfect scene, taut and exciting, and with Martin Freeman showing off exactly why he was the perfect choice to play Bilbo Baggins. It doesn’t hurt that Smaug is wonderfully acted by Benedict Cumberbatch and beautifully animated. It doesn’t take much to believe that it’s really a dragon up on the screen, instead of a series of pixels. It’s especially interesting to me that almost the same thing can be said about the best scene in the first Hobbit movie, “An Unexpected Journey.” That movie only truly shines in the scene between Bilbo and Gollum. “The Hobbit” doesn’t really need all of the folderol that was added — all it really needs is Bilbo, his adventure and the growth that comes from his time with the dwarves. That’s not to say that “The Desolation of Smaug” wasn’t a pretty great movie, because it was.


This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Martin Freeman, left, and John Callen While “An Unexpected Journey” got pretty far off the rails in parts, I felt like writers Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Guillermo del Toro regained the movie’s narrative footing in a big way. There were still a few awkwardly huge pauses between characters’ scenes — a big chunk of time passes between the times we see Legolas and Tauriel near the beginning of the movie and when they show up again near the end — but overall this was a better composed and more consistently entertaining movie. It does suffer a little bit from being in the middle of a trilogy, since it has a pretty abrupt beginning and an even more abrupt

in a scene from “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” of fantasy, or just epic blockbusters in general, this latest foray into Middle Earth is a worthwhile trip.

ending, but it really is a much cleaner, better movie than “An Unexpected Journey.” And, being a pretty big Tolkein fan, I can’t help but love seeing so much more of Middle Earth. There are a lot of fun nods to Tolkein’s writings scattered throughout the movie, and even though some of those asides are unnecessary and even distracting from a moviemaking perspective, I get a nerdy little smile on my face when I catch them. It’s not a perfect movie, and both the book and “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy are better, but I had a great time watching “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” For fans 1-800-717-4679

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In this Dec. 5 photo, a man makes his way through a crowd of visitors to Rockefeller Center in New York. An estimated 5 million tourists who flock to the city between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day to see

the tree at Rockefeller Center, the lights of Times Square and the Empire State Building often clog the sidewalks in a slow procession that grates at locals.

NYC turns sour during holidays NEW YORK (AP) — For sharp-elbowed New Yorkers accustomed to walking where they need to go at a big-city pace, the holiday season is hardly the most wonderful time of the year. An estimated 5 million tourists who flock to the city between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day to see the tree at Rockefeller Center, the bright lights of Times Square and the Empire State Building often clog the sidewalks in an agonizingly slow procession that grates at locals and turns them into sidewalk Scrooges. “They’re like the walking dead, real slow,” griped Dennis Moran, 46, a fire safety officer at a building in Times Square and a native New Yorker. “They have this unnatural habit of stopping in the middle of the sidewalk.” It’s not that these Grinches don’t like the visitors; they just want them to use a little sidewalk etiquette. Among the biggest complaints: They stop in their tracks to take pictures. They stroll side by side in a sidewalk-blocking line. And worst of all, said Jose Francis, a caterer from Brooklyn who works in midtown Manhattan, they like to discuss group plans smack-dab in the middle of the sidewalk. “They’re walking then they look, they stand there and then, ‘boom,’ you run

right into them,” he fumed. “They don’t pay attention. New Yorkers, we’re walking brisk. We keep it moving.” Every year at this time, Bronx-born Macy’s shoe salesman Henry Vega said he has to double down on his resolve to maneuver sidewalks full of shopping-bag carrying, picture-taking, map-holding tourists. “I tell them, ‘New York is a fast-paced town; we get up in the morning and we get on the go, and 24 hours isn’t enough,’” said Vega, 54, as he noshed on a slice of pizza, standing, between shifts. “They tell me, ‘You guys are always in a rush.’” Vega’s trick for navigating the holiday-time sidewalks of New York? “I already know I’m going to zigzag,” he said. “Sometimes I walk in the street.” But tourists say it’s no walk in the park for them, either. Joanie Micksy, 47, was visiting New York with her 17-year-old daughter Sarah last week from their home in Greenville, Pa., when she received a not-so-gentle reminder that she was in somebody’s way. “She just said, ‘Excuse me,’ but in a totally snotty way,” Micksy said as she waited at a Times Square intersection to look up directions on her phone. “She said it like I got in her

way on purpose. Like that was my goal when I got up this morning.” In 2010, an improv group disguised as city transportation workers used chalk to divide a sidewalk in two, leaving the right lane open for speed-walking New Yorkers, and the left for picture-taking tourists. The video went viral. At Rockefeller Center, site of the 76-foot tall Christmas tree, companies with offices in the building annually urge their employees to avoid the outdoors when exiting during the nationally televised tree lighting earlier this month — suggesting they escape to the subway system via an underground concourse level. Shawn Hicks, 26, a courier from Brooklyn who works in Manhattan, said that while kvetching about the ambulatory annoyances of the holiday season was every New Yorker’s right, he didn’t think it was necessarily just. “If you’re touring another country, what are you going to do?” he asked of his fellow locals. “So it’ll take you 10 seconds longer, so what?” But Moran dismissed the Kumbaya approach and suggested tourists take note before venturing into the concrete jungle. “Watch the locals,” he said. “Learn from the locals.”





Wolheter — 50th Dennis and Bonita (Hart) Wolheter of Wolcottville will be honored at an open house Dec. 21 from 2-5 pm. at Bridgeway Evangelical Church, 210 Brians Place, Kendallville, to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. They ask that your presence be your gift. The couple were married Dec. 21. 1963, at Forest Park Methodist Church in Fort Wayne. Mr. Wolheter is a farmer and retired as a bus driver for the Lakeland School Corp. Mrs. Wolheter is a homemaker and retired as a bus driver for Vistula Head Start in LaGrange. They are the parents of three children, John and Kim Wolheter of Wolcottville, James and Jennifer Wolheter of Cochabamba, Bolivia, and Jeff and Andrea Wolheter of Kendallville. They also have 10 grandchildren. The couple recently spent a week at Sanibel Island, Fla., with their family.


The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C., is decorated for Christmas. Holiday

Paul — 50th Dr. Norman and Sally (Chandler) Paul of Big Sky, Mont., and Bonita Springs, Fla., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Germany where they had started their married life while Dr. Paul was stationed in the armed forces. They were married Dec. 15, 1963, in Macomb, Ill. Dr. Paul was a surgeon at DeKalb Memorial, McCray, Angola and Parkview hospitals and was a partner with Associated Northeast Surgeons of Auburn. Mrs. Paul is a retired registered nurse. They have two children and their spouses, Meegan and Kirk Braun of Fort Wayne and Marc and Janice Paul of Joliet, Ill. They also have five grandchildren.

Lang — 10th

Ley — 20th Patrick and Cathy (Williams) Ley of Kendallville will celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary with their family at Oakwood Inn on Lake Wawasee. The couple were married Dec. 17, 1993, in Albion. They have three children, Tessa, Victor and Curtis, all at home. Mr. Ley is a self-employed heavy equipment operator with JJP Corp. and Mrs. Ley is a secretary with JJP Corp.

Eric and Stacey (Christlieb) Lang of Ligonier will celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary on Dec. 19. The couple were married Dec. 19, 2003, at Stone’s Hill Community Church. Mr. Lang is a youth sports coach and Mrs. Lang is a doctor of physical therapy at IU Goshen Hospital. They have two children, Chastin and Jacob.

Bernard, Jansen Brown, Lorntz Kristen Leah Lorntz of Orland and Landon Kelly Brown of Fort Wayne plan to be married Dec. 31 in Fort Wayne. The bride-to-be attended Prairie Heights High School and Purdue University. She is a third-grade teacher in the Fort Wayne Community Schools. She is the daughter of Mark and Patricia Lorntz of Orland. The groom attended Leo High School and Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. He is employed by Electrotec Consultants in Spencerville. He is the son of Ivan Brown and Cheryl Kelly Brown of Fort Wayne.

displays at the estate will be up through Jan. 12.

Dr. Janaya Lynette Jansen and William Ross Bernard plan to be married Dec. 21 at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Avilla. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Dr. Gerard and Lori Jansen of Kendallville. She is a 2004 graduate of East Noble High School and 2011 graduate of the Indiana University School of Dentistry. She is a dentist and clinic director with Aspen Dental in Bloomington. Her fiance is the son of Dale and Stacy Bernard of Auburn. He is a 2004 graduate of DeKalb High School and 2008 graduate of the Kelly School of Business at Indiana University in Bloomington. He is a CPA and employed as an accountant with Oliver Winery in Bloomington.

Lights, trees, gingerbread await holiday travelers NEW YORK (AP) — Lights, trees, gingerbread and the Grinch are among the Christmastime attractions on display around the country. Here are some details. New York City’s holiday traditions include the tree at Rockefeller Center, the Radio City “Christmas Spectacular” show, origami decorations on the tree at the American Museum of Natural History, the Neapolitan Baroque creche and tree at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and of course windows decorated with Christmas themes in stores around the city. In the Bronx, the New York Botanical Garden hosts its annual train show, with model trains winding around miniature replicas of New York landmarks made from plant materials like bark, leaves and nuts. At Grand Central Terminal, there are real trains, along with a light show each evening through Dec. 26 from 5 p.m.-11 p.m. And at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, an interactive exhibit called “The Grinch’s Holiday Workshop” is up through Dec. 31, along with a synthetic ice rink where kids can skate in their socks. In Florida, Universal Orlando offers the “Grinchmas Wholiday Spectacular” show and re-enactments of New York’s Macy’s parade with balloons and costumed characters through Jan. 4. At Walt Disney World, festivities include Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom, the candlelight processional at Epcot, and the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. There’s no snow for Santa’s sleigh in Florida’s coastal cities, so he arrives by water, with Christmas boat parades held in harbors and on waterways around the state. Most take place the first two weekends of December. For calendar listings, visit floridabywater. com/component/content/ article?id=1647:boat-parades. In Virginia, the Ice Palace, a 30-foot (9-meter) ice dome with falling snow, a light show, huge snow globes and a 360-degree interactive exhibit on the Arctic, is on display through Dec. 24 at Norfolk’s MacArthur Center. The Dominion Garden of Lights, a 2-mile (3.2-kilometer)


Anna Ladner, left, and Vanja Ojes Dahlberg sip champagne in front of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree after it was lit in 2012 in New York. Some 45,000 energy efficient LED lights adorn the 76-foot tree.

drive-through light show at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens in Hampton Roads, is held nightly through Dec. 31. Elsewhere in Virginia, Busch Gardens Williamsburg claims one of the largest light displays in the country, with 6 million lights covering the park. Gingerbread displays include the Connecticut casino Mohegan Sun’s life-size gingerbread house, so big visitors can walk through it. In Honolulu, the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani hotel hosts a gingerbread village with creations depicting world landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and Australia’s Sydney Opera House. And in New York City, Le Parker Meridien hotel is hosting a display of gingerbread creations by local chefs depicting city sights like Coney Island. Visitors can view the display for free but voting on a favorite costs $1, with proceeds going to City Harvest, a local food bank. In Las Vegas, the Bellagio Resort & Casino’s winter display includes more than 32,000 fresh poinsettias and a 45-foot-tall (14-meter) tree, along with a chocolate reindeer and life-size candy house. The Las Vegas Motor Speedway is hosting a nightly light show with 400 animated lights along the 2.5-mile (4-kilometer) racetrack. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has turned its Boulevard Pool into an ice rink, and there’s also a rink above the Grand Canal at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas. And while real snow is highly unlikely, Town Square Park hosts a show of artificial snowflakes falling at 7 p.m. nightly until Dec. 23, with

a second show at 8 p.m. Friday-Sunday. One of the tallest decorated trees in the country is a live fir at the Coeur d’Alene Resort in Idaho. The tree stands more than 160 feet (49 meters) tall and is festooned with 40,000 lights. The resort’s holiday offerings include other lighting displays and animated figures. In Western Massachusetts, Springfield hosts “Bright Nights” at Forest Park, a drive-through experience with nearly 3 miles (5 kilometers) of lighting displays depicting characters from Dr. Seuss, Jurassic World and more. Gaylord Opryland in Nashville hosts “A Country Christmas” with 2 million twinkling lights decorating the resort’s gardens and waterfalls. Holiday shows include the Rockettes at the Grand Ole Opry reprising Radio City’s “Christmas Spectacular.” In North Carolina, the Biltmore Estate offers 56 decorated trees in the main house, 1,000 red and white poinsettias in the estate’s Winter Garden, and evening musical performances, along with classes on building gingerbread houses and caring for Christmas plants. The National Historic Landmark is located in Asheville, N.C. In California, the Legoland theme park in Carlsbad has a 30-foot-tall (9-meter) Christmas tree created from 245,000 green Duplo bricks. Finally, the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in Riverside is illuminated by 3.6 million lights and also hosts 400 animated characters, live reindeer and an outdoor skating rink.

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This undated photo provided by VisitNorfolk shows the Ice Palace, a 30-foot ice dome at MacArthur Center in Norfolk, Va., which features falling

snow, a light show, huge snow globes and a 360-degree interactive exhibit on the Arctic. The attraction is on display through Dec. 24.






Strawberries are a quick and easy snack for adults and children. It’s no wonder why they’re a top fruit juice in kitchens and lunchboxes everywhere. Plus, these tasty fruits are packed with almost 140 percent of immune system boosting vitamin C. “Strawberries always put a smile on my face,” says Chef Justin Timineri, executive chef and culinary ambassador, Florida Department Chef Justin Timineri of Agriculture and Consumer Services. “My favorite recipe for them is to simply ‘Rinse, eat and repeat.’” You can find more snack ideas and recipes at

How to buy Choose strawberries that are plump, fragrant and firm, with no signs of bruising or leaking.

HOW TO STORE It’s best to eat strawberries on the day of purchase. You can freeze strawberries by hulling, lightly washing and drying them. Arrange in a single layer before placing in the freezer.

HULLING TIPS Strawberry Dessert Pizza

Strawberry Dessert Pizza YIELD: 2 to 3 servings CRUST: • 1/2 pound butter, two sticks • 2/3 cup sugar • 1 egg • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder • 1/8 teaspoon salt • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

TOPPING: • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese • 1 tablespoon honey • 2 tablespoons sugar • 3 pints Florida strawberries

GLAZE: • 1 tablespoon honey • 1 teaspoon water To make crust, cream together butter and sugar with mixer until fluffy. Add egg, baking powder, salt and vanilla extract until mixture is smooth. Add flour and mix until smooth dough

Never hull strawberries until after they have been washed or they will absorb too much water and become mushy. is formed. Place finished dough in between two sheets of wax paper and refrigerate for 20 minutes. Remove from refrigerator and roll dough out to 1/4-inch thickness and in round shape. Place dough in greased 12-inch pizza pan and bake in preheated 350°F oven for 25 minutes or until crust is light brown. Cool completely. To make topping, combine cream cheese, honey and sugar until smooth. Spread evenly over cooled cookie crust, leaving 1/2-inch border uncovered. Place sliced strawberries around outside border; fill in middle of pizza. To make glaze, combine honey and water; brush over top of finished pizza.

KIDS CAN: Glaze top of finished pizza. Place sliced strawberries on top of pizza. GROWN UP ALERT: Adults should help with oven.

Strawberry-Mango Milkshake YIELD: 3 servings • 3 tablespoons sugar • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract • 1/2 cup low-fat milk • 6 ice cubes • 1/3 cup plain yogurt • 10 Florida strawberries, hulled • 1 mango, peeled and sliced

GARNISH: • 1 dollop whipped cream • 1 Florida strawberry • 1 slice of mango Put everything but fruit into blender; blend on low, gradually increasing speed. Once smooth, add fruit and finish blending until completely smooth. Pour into tall glass and enjoy.

Strawberry Muffins YIELD: 12 servings • 1 1/2 cups Florida strawberries, chopped • 3/4 cup sugar • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, unsifted • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 2 eggs, beaten • 1/4 cup butter, melted • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Combine strawberries and 1/2 cup sugar in small bowl. Set aside for 1 hour. Drain and reserve liquid and strawberries separately. Preheat oven to 425°F. Combine flour, baking soda, nutmeg and salt. Set aside. Mix eggs, butter, vanilla extract, remaining sugar and liquid from strawberries in medium bowl. Add flour mixture. Stir until combined. Fold in reserved strawberries. Spoon into 12 greased muffin cups. Bake for approximately 20 minutes. Serve warm.

KIDS CAN: Spoon mixture into muffin cups. GROWN UP ALERT: Adults should help with oven. Strawberry-Mango Milkshake






Ice on roof edge may require action Q. Every year I have trouble when the snow builds up and ice forms on the roof edge and fills my gutter with ice. Can this cause problems for me if I leave it alone or should I try to break it off? Peter of Brimfield A. Peter, no you really don’t want to try to break the ice that builds up. That could cause damage to your gutters and the brittle roofing from the cold. Ice dams can be caused when snow melt water flows down the roof and then freezes when it hits the cold gutter or the edge of snow and ice. If this water flows back up the roof shingle it can work its way into the roof sheeting and cause damage or leaking. If your overhang is large, the warm spot of your roof is back at the exterior wall and most of the time you won’t have any problems. If your SQUARE overhang is short, it is CORNERS more prone to melting and causing damage. Nowadays when we Jeff Deahl replace a roof or build a new ice and water shield material a rubberized underlayment is used on the roof edge and around penetrations to prevent leakage. Keep in mind that the ice and water shield is effective at the roof edge from where the roof plane meets the exterior wall. Normally you would start at the eve and make sure it lapped at least 3 feet past the exterior wall toward the interior. There are electric resistance strips and cables that can be run along the roof edge and gutter that in icing and cold weather can be turned on to keep the area thawed.


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Miniature holiday villages: cherished tradition This holiday season, many people have renewed the age-old custom of building and displaying miniature Victorian-style holiday villages in their homes. Young and old alike participate in the design of these traditional holiday decorations based on the old German markets of Thuringia.

Museum in miniature Today’s miniature village-scapes derive from the miniature villages designed to adorn the table upon which the first holiday trees sat in the late 19th century. Contemporary versions, though, feature varied tiers, miniature buildings, ersatz snow and figurines galore. Many mini-holiday village installations rival the work of any professional museum exhibition designer. Enthusiastic holiday decorators may employ mini factory buildings of cardboard or lithographed tin to gumdrop pathways and chocolate bar rooftops. Many of the items in these displays were acquired from friends, family members and during flea market or yard sale shopping sprees over the months all in anticipation of the holiday season.

Village people Made of cardboard and filled with candy, miniature holiday houses were initially used to

decorate a table top beneath early Christmas trees. In the 19th century, small block villages were manufactured in Germany for the world market. Along with the Christmas tree, Prince Albert of Great Britain introduced the Christmas village to the world based on Germany’s famed Christmas markets or villages, a tradition that ART & dates back to mid 1500s. ANTIQUES theThe Thuringian Christmas Dr. Lori or holiday markets grew into holiday fairs. Back then, the merchants offered necessities of the season including hand-blown Lauschen ornaments, silver tinsel and miniature architectural structures and innovative toys. Christmas markets and holiday villages were set up in German towns to provided citizens with the special needs of the season like regional crafts, gifts and specialty foods.

or on the family piano.

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These village houses made of cardboard are from the 1920s.

Cardboard Christmas Originally intended as sets for display under the Christmas tree, miniature villages simulated winter wonderlands. In the early 20th century, Christmas villages evolved with the popularity of toy towns and Lionel train sets. In America, cardboard candy containers and miniature tin houses were displayed beneath Christmas trees as early as the 1920s. By the 1930s, many toy and miniature building manufacturers including the toy train maker, Lionel, offered Christmas villages

in sets of eight structures each. Why eight? That was the number of holiday lights on a circa 1920 string which would be hidden within each mini building. The set of eight little village buildings would create a suitably diverse holiday town complete with church, shops and a few well-appointed homes. By the post war years, miniature Christmas villages were produced from flocked cardboard in Germany, Japan and the U.S. These printed villages could then be folded compactly for shipping and assembled upon arrival for display beneath the Christmas tree

Famous miniature “architectural firms” included the McLoughlin Brothers of New York and the Built-Rite Toys firm that teamed up with the Warren Paper Products Co. to offer mini holiday town displays in the early decades of the 1900s. A Sears & Roebuck miniature Christmas village would have cost only 69 cents in 1934. After World War II, Bachmann Brothers introduced the Plasticville line of miniature buildings to accompany model trains. Miniature Christmas villages often command high prices at auction. For instance, a miniature village from the Bliss Co. offered a lithographed cardboard pharmacy, opera house, bank and post office and sold for $16,500. That’s big money for some little houses. Happy holidays. DR. LORI VERDERAME (“Dr. Lori”), a Ph.D. antiques appraiser, author, and award-winning TV personality, presents antique appraisal events nationwide. Dr. Lori is the star appraiser on the hit TV show, Auction Kings on Discovery channel. For information about your antiques, visit, DoctorLori or call 888-431-1010.

OpenHomes SU O N. PE 1- N 3P M 3-5 BR, 2 full BA! Spacious, nicely remodeled boasts brand new roof, brand new main level BA & kitchen, refrigerator, carpet & ceramic looking flooring throughout, among many other updates. MLS#522696. $79,900. DIRECTIONS: Kendallville: Main St. to Diamond, east to Park, north to Dowling, east to property on north side of street.

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East Pointe Condos. Condo style living. No more mowing or shoveling snow, very well-kept two bedrooms, two baths, kitchen w/ breakfast bar and dining area. 1-car attached garage, very affordable living! MLS#523225. $79,900. DIRECTIONS: U.S. 6 east to Kammerer Rd., northeast to East Pointe Condos unit 1560.

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This brand new 3,750 sq. ft., 4-5 BR, 3 BA, daylight basement home is in scenic Glendarin Hills golf community. Beautiful kitchen with maple cabinets and stainless steel appliances. 9’ ceilings, whirlpool tub and walk-in shower, wet bar in basement with pre-wired surround sound. Rear deck and patio, 3-car finished garage. This is an Energy Star home with builder’s full warranty. $255,000 includes lot.

McClish Lake Access-Connected to Lake of Woods. Ski 1-4 p.m. LakeQuality-Updated-3 BR-2 BA-Roomy Ranch w/FP-Vaulted CeilingsOpen Floor Plan-Hardwood-Slate-Ceramic-Fenced Yard-Lg Deck-3 Car Garage-3 Corner Lots! MLS#201318517. $134,900. DIRECTIONS: E on 750S from S. Milford-W on 750S from 327/Helmer-N on 1025W/700S to LN 101-W to property.


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You will not want to miss your chance to own this beautiful, four-bedroom, energy-efficient, Cape Cod home situated on 17 acres. This home, which includes many high-end features such as hardwood floors, maple cabinets, two double vanities, six-panel doors and granite countertops, sits on a full, unfinished basement with electricity and plumbing and studded walls ready for an additional bedroom, bathroom and living space. The geothermal heat, six solar panels and wind turbine make this an efficient home. The 40-by-60 barn features a heated 12-by-20 office and a half bath, a hayloft, dutch doors, additional heated space and two 20-foot lean-tos. Seven acres of land are currently divided and fenced for multiple pasture areas, while another seven acres are currently being farmed by a local farmer. The land also includes plum, apple and peach trees along with a quiet backyard with a patio for summer grilling.

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ADDRESS: 1328 C.R. 34, Auburn

HEATING: Geothermal

ADDRESS: 214 S. Grant St., Kendallville

HEATING: Natural gas





SIZE: 2,850 square feet

STYLE: Two-story

SIZE: 1,104 square feet

STYLE: Two-story


GARAGE: Three-car attached


GARAGE: Detached 12-by-23

BATHROOMS: Two full, two half

SCHOOLS: DeKalb Central School Corp.


SCHOOLS: East Noble School Corp.

PRICE: $389,000

DIRECTIONS: Go north on C.R. 327 from S.R. 8. Go east on C.R. 34 and the property is on the south side of the road.

PRICE: $37,900

DIRECTIONS: Take S.R. 3 to Main Street, then go north to Rush Street, west to Grant Street and then go north to the property.



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Lakefront cottage or year-round home on Blackman Lake with great views of the lake and a nice level lot. Offering 3 bedrooms and a three-season room! Great location just minutes from town! $95,000.

Over acre of lakefront grounds – don’t delay! 3 BR year-around 1-owner – never before available. FP, hardwood, new roof, new windows, abundance of built-ins, finished bsmt., big views & perfect privacy. There are 2 very large workshops (6-car gar. space plus shop space). Immaculate condition & historic lake house charm. Priced very aggressively at $299,000.




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W NE 405 N. Liberty Court, Albion

Welcome home! Completely refurbished 3 bedroom (master a recent addition), 2 bath ranch home with a finished basement within easy walking distance of the Albion Elementary and downtown shopping. New in the past 8 years: roof, furnace, water heater, drywall replacing paneling, floor coverings, light fixtures, oak trim and six-panel doors. MLS#201319636 $133,500.

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Attractive 3 BR home on rolling 1/2 acre. Appliances and wood-burner stay. 2-bay pole building with overhead opener, workshop, heated office and half bath. And a detached deck overlooking the rolling/wooded back yard. Walking distance to school, church & convenience store in the small town of Wolf Lake. MLS#524713. $83,000.

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Immaculate 3 bedroom country ranch home completely remodeled inside and out. New roof, siding, windows, hickory kitchen, bath, electrical and plumbing. All new appliances included. Large heated garage. 1 acre with great views. $98,000.



530 S. Indiana St., Waterloo

Perfect 4 bedroom, 2 bath ranch home. Master suite with walk-in closets and whirlpool tub. All appliances included. Updated with a new roof, flooring, painting and decor. “Move-in” condition. Possible land contract. $80,000.

209 N. Main St., Auburn

Designed to delight! This open concept home situated on 9.56 acres of rolling country has sprawling views of the countryside from nearly every vantage point in this 2 BR, 2 BA, 1.5-story home. Cathedral ceilings with windows that span across the entire front side of the home allow for great views off of the main level living/dining area from the upstairs loft. MLS#20139653 $229,500.




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200 N. Main St., Wolcottville





1526 Dallas St., Auburn

This house is a nice, neat and clean three-bedroom ranch home. It has been remodeled with a new kitchen, windows, flooring, roof, electrical, plumbing, appliances, paint and decor. The house includes dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, washer, window treatments, an electric dryer and an electric range. This house is in move-in condition. $68,000.


200 N. Main St., Wolcottville





200 N. Main St., Wolcottville

Gregg Pyle

Pretty Lake



1623 County Road 00, Corunna

Blackman Lake

Just available! Spotless 2 bed/1 bath ranch on a quiet side street in Topeka. Amenities include: new flooring and paint throughout, updates to the bathroom, lots of cabinets in the kitchen, walk-in shower in the utility room, unfinished basement, NGFA and central air conditioning, city sewer and city water. $72,500.


7796 E. Cree Lake North Dr., Kendallville Lots of updates in this 2 BR, 1 BA bungalow. Lots of knotty pine and hardwood floors. Att. 2-car garage and added 2-car garage built in 2005 for a workshop or storage! Newer windows and new well in 2007! MLS#9005083. $119,900.

00 Angling Road, Kendallville 6.7 acres of land for your home site or hunting grounds. Build with a walk-out basement in the hillside or on top of the hill with great views of rolling farm land & woods to the north. View will remind you of southern Indiana. MLS#201319571 $44,500.

260-349-8850 Anita Hess

3662 E. Northport Rd., Rome City

Beautiful home located on a beautiful rural setting. 3.15 acres with a treelined blacktop drive, white pine windbreak & a wonderful in-ground pool in backyard with great landscaping & privacy fence. Many recent updates, including mostly new carpet, Italian tile, vinyl. New roof (30 yr.), new siding, light fixtures, Trex deck pool pump! MLS#534472 $304,500.

260-349-8850 Anita Hess







This classy, nearly 1,200 sq. ft., three-bedroom home is ready for its new family. It sits on an enormous 98x160 fenced-in, double lot. It’s like owning your own playground/park. The beautiful landscaping and newer, poured concrete patio bring lots of character to the outside. There is a huge playset, a dog kennel area, newer roof, kitchen appliances, front-loading washer and dryer, newer furnace and central air. All you need is a puppy and a kickball to start making some memories. There’s lots of off street parking for the get-togethers, and a two-car garage out back to keep the snow off your vehicles. If you had a zero down, USDA loan on this home means your payment would be in the ballpark of $600 per month, and that would include taxes and insurance.

Make memories in this incredible home

You will feel right at home when you step into the entry of this lovely three-bedroom, three-bath ranch home on a full, finished basement. The living room features a vaulted ceiling, hardwood floors and a gas log fireplace. The kitchen features beautiful oak cabinets, ceramic flooring, a breakfast bar and all appliances are to stay, including the washer and dryer. There is a large deck off the dining room overlooking a nicely landscaped lot with a waterfall garden. The walk-out basement includes a family room, two bedrooms, a full bath and three other rooms. This home has so much to offer and you won’t want to miss out.

Lovely ranch on a full, finished basement

ADDRESS: 721 Mott, Kendallville

HEATING: Forced-air

ADDRESS: 810 N. Riley Road, Kendallville

HEATING: Gas forced-air



SUBDIVISION: Friendly Village


SIZE: 1,190 square feet

STYLE: One-story

SIZE: 3,128 square feet

STYLE: One-story


GARAGE: Two-car


GARAGE: Two-car attached


SCHOOLS: East Noble School Corp.


SCHOOLS: East Noble School Corp.

PRICE: $89,900

DIRECTIONS: U.S. 6 to Riley, south to Mott, east to home.

PRICE: $185,900


DIRECTIONS: U.S. 6 east to Riley Road, north to property.


Brad Rummel Terri Deming



A pillow is decorated for the holidays. Instead of huddling around a photo album, put your pictures on display by turning them into holiday decorations. The holidays are a great time to pull out the old photos and reminisce.




A display that features family holiday photos and a snippet of the song “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” Small plastic clips make it easy to arrange and display a large number of photos without frames.

Printing black and white pictures on fabric makes for an unexpected way to display a collection of old family favorites. Several photo-printing companies offer similar products, or you can make it yourself with an ink jet printer and sewing machine.

Song lyrics, photos combine for holiday decor THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

The holidays are a great time to pull out the old photos and reminisce, but there’s no need to huddle around a dusty album. There are a variety of ways to get them out in the open by making them part of your holiday decorations. Make a bold, modern statement by printing 4-inch-square photos, connecting them with small plastic clips in a grid shape and hanging it on the wall. A large square is striking, but the clips allow for endless possibilities. A Christmas tree shape, perhaps? Keep things bright with a series of color photographs, or go for a more elegant look with black and white. For a more traditional look, arrange the photographs in a circle and stick them on a cardboard ring to create a photo wreath. Leave it plain, or decorate with a few sprigs of faux holly tucked among the pictures.

Take the photos off the wall by having them printed on a sofa throw pillow. This project takes a bit more work because it involves printing on fabric, but the result is an unexpected way to showcase favorite family photos.

and column in from the edge.

3. Use the clips to attach the pictures to each other.

4. Hang on wall, using double-stick tape or other adhesive.

Wall grid

Photo wreath



• 21 4-by-4-inch photos • photo clips (mine were called “fotoclips,” purchased from • 1 sheet of card stock

INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Use word processing or photo editing software to create an 8.25-inch square. Fill with red or the color of your choice. Add white text that reads “through the years we all will be together.” Print and trim to size.

2. Arrange photos in a 5-by-5 grid, with the text box positioned in the lower right-hand corner, one row

• 12 or more 4-by-4-inch photos • large piece of cardboard, at least 16 inches square. • craft knife • double-stick tape • faux holly or other greenery (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Use word processing or photo editing software to create a 4-by-4-inch square, filled with red. Add white text that reads “through the years we all will be together.” Print and trim to size.

2. Cut a 16-inch circle out of cardboard. Cut another circle

in the middle to create a ring that is approximately 3 inches wide.

3. Arrange pictures around the ring, including the text box. Try to keep them in a circular shape, while avoiding overlapping key parts of any image. 4. Once the pictures are in position, carefully tape them to the ring and to each other. 5. Add decorations if desired.

Pillow MATERIALS: • 15 scanned photos, each 3.5-by-3.5 inches • 4 sheets of printable fabric • 14-inch-square pillow insert • abric for pillow back

INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Use word processing or photo editing software to create a collage of photos in a 4-by-4 grid. Make one of the squares a solid box, filled with red, with the text

“through the years we all will be together” in white. You can position the text box wherever you like; I put mine in the third row and third column.

2. Since the pillow front is larger than the sheets of printable fabric paper, you’ll need to divide your collage into four quadrants and print one per sheet of fabric. Follow the instructions on the fabric sheets to make sure you use the best settings for your printer. 3. Trim each printed quadrant, leaving a quarterinch border around all four sides. 4. Leaving the paper backing on the fabric sheets will make it easier to cut and line up the fabric for sewing. Sew the top two quadrants together, carefully lining up the edges. Use a seam allowance that is just a hair wider than a quarter inch to make sure you are sewing right along the edge of the

pictures and not on the white border. Repeat with bottom two quadrants.

5. Sew the top two quadrants to the bottom two quadrants to complete the square, and then peel off the paper backing from the fabric. Press seam allowances open.

6. Cut two rectangles of fabric for pillow back, each 14-by-9 inches. Fold over one of the long edges on each piece by 1/4 inch and then again by 1/2 inch to enclose the raw edge; sew along the long edge. 7. Lay the backing pieces flat, with the wrong side of the fabric facing down and the pieces overlapped to make a 14-inch square. Lay the pillow top over the backing, right side down, and pin around the edges. 8. Sew around the entire pillow with a quarter-inch seam. Turn right side out and insert pillow form.



salutes its extraordinarily talented writers, photographers, designers and digital media professionals dedicated to the highest level of journalistic excellence possible.

Winners of 27 Hoosier State Press Association Awards for 2013!

Dave Kurtz

Mike Marturello

Matt Getts

Jennifer Decker

Brian Glick

Bob Braley

James Tew

Grace Housholder Sue Carpenter

Dennis Nartker

Chad Kline

Erin Doucette

Carol Ernsberger

Judges’ comments: • KPC’s first place website: “Clean design, good selection of stories, lots of interactive elements, multi-media.” James Tew is online editor. • “Law blocks firefighting tradition,” by Matt Getts: “These newspapers should be proud of their writers.” • Bob Braley’s story about “puppy mills:” “Well-researched and well-written. An excellent package.” • Grace Housholder’s editorials: “The call for religious tolerance and community unity and the cautionary note about arming teachers were well-crafted editorials on highly sensitive issues.” • The News Sun’s newspaper design: “Centerpiece design is a winner … careful thought went into each issue.” • Sunday Life section designed by Erin Doucette: “Good local features … organized well.” • “Health care clinic fire displaces hundreds,” by Sue Carpenter: “Well-written, ongoing coverage of this event … Good job.” • “Carterman’ had much impact,” by Jennifer Decker: “Very touching story. Great job!” • KPC’s photo winners: “Creative shot using the reflections” about Brian Glick’s photo of hot air balloons over water, “”Nice moment of action” about Chad Kline’s “Rough shot” photo, “Good job capturing the emotion about” Chad Kline’s “Race” photo.

Jim Fisher

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GUN SHOW SUNDAY, DEC.15, 2013 Allen Co. Fair Grounds on Carroll Rd, North of Fort Wayne. Free parking. $3 admission. Open 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.


MIDWEST GUN TRADERS, INC. (260) 749-6509

FOUND FOUND: Gray & white cat w/small collar in Rome City. 260 854-3668


STEUBEN COUNTY 9 -1-1 has an opening for a

DISPATCHER Must be willing to work nights, overtime, holidays and weekends. High School Diploma or GED required, Must be able to remain calm in stressful, multitask, high security, enclosed environment. Minimum Typing 30 WPM. Knowledge of Computers, Geographic Areas; Roads of Steuben County a plus. Starting Pay $13.76/hr.

We are an equal opportunity Employer.

Oh Yeah – You will need top notch communication skills, computer skills, and an eagerness to learn new products. Previous experience in furniture and/or flooring sales is a definite plus!





JOURNAL GAZETTE Routes Available In: Albion, Angola, Kendallville, LaGrange, Ligonier,& Wolcottville

Operators Mechanics Graders/Sorters

Must have strong work ethic, attention to detail, and leadership qualities.

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Pay based on skill set. Ability to work a varied schedule and long hours, depending on the season.


Candidates must have strong sales experience. Business-tobusiness experience and a Bachelor’s degree preferred. Mediacom offers an exciting work environment, competitive salaries and excellent beneďŹ ts.

Send resume to

to work on Cummins and Cat motors.



Sundays required.

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OPPORTUNITIES INDEPENDENT Adult Motor Route in Steuben County

Submit resume to: Reick Insurance 110 E. Rush St. Kendallville, IN 46755 or email: lou@ Drivers

CONTRACTORS Circulation Department Contact: Violet Grime

• Valid Driver’s License • Responsible Adult • Reliable Transportation • Available 7 days a week

45 S. Public Sq., Angola, IN Phone: 260-318-2978 E-mail: Carriers are independent contractors and not employees.



Schneider National is Hiring Truck Drivers for Dedicated Work


s $2,500 SIGN-ON BONUS for experienced drivers $1,000 SIGN-ON BONUS for recent driving school grads



Apply: | Info: 800-44-PRIDE


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3 Good, dependable truck drivers to haul steel. Home most nights. (260) 925-4512



Circulation Department Route available in Avilla Contact: Misty Easterday & foot routes available in Kendallville • VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE • Responsible Adult • Reliable Transportation • Available 7 days a week.

102 N. Main St., Kendallville Phone: 800-717-4679 ext. 105 E-mail: Carriers are independent contractors and not employees.

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JOBS Essential Duties: Excellent telephone skills, quote & issue new business home/auto policies, handle normal account service activity & work in a fast paced team oriented environment. P&C license required.


210 Growth Parkway

• Buyer/Purchasing • Quality Tech./CAD Operators • CNC & Press Brake • CAD Operators • Mig & Tig Welders • Production Associates/ Assemblers, etc. • Too many to list individually!

Immediate Job Openings in LIGONIER starting at $10.00!

Customer Service RepresentativeInsurance. One of the fastest growing insurance agencies in NE Indiana has an immediate opening for Full &/or Part-time CSR.

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Construction Concrete Workers Wage based on exp. Kessel Const. 260 347-3366 CustomerService

Mediacom Communications is seeking Commercial Account Representatives for the Kendallville, Indiana. The selected candidates will be responsible for selling strategic communications solutions including ďŹ ber-based networks, Internet-related services, phone services and video services to business customers.




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(Close to Meijer in the Industrial Park)


read up on the latest trends, technology and predictions for the future of farming.

Lennard Ag Company Howe, IN

Graders must be able to shovel and lift up to 50 lbs. regularly.

NO PHONE CALLS. Applications will be accepted until 4 PM on Friday, Jan. 10.

AGRIBUSINESS • Every Saturday


Do you believe that your customers always deserve your best; that you get out of a job what you put into it; and that integrity and dedication are traits that describe you? If so, we need to talk!

106 Peckhart Court Auburn, Indiana 46706 Or vanshomecenter


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Skilled F/T and P/T Labor needed for farming business.

Applicants will be required to submit to a criminal background check. Applicants can pick up an application at: 205 S. Martha St. Room 102 Angola, IN



Some people dream of success, others feel entitled to it, and then a few wake up early each day and work hard to achieve it. We are looking for the latter!

Van’s Home Center in Auburn is a furniture, appliance, and floor coverings retailer that has been serving NE Indiana for 40 Years. We are currently seeking motivated people to join our sales team and customer service team. If you think like us, then please submit your resume to:

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LOST Still Missing since 7/9/13. 11 yr old black lab & chow mix. All black. Short & wirey hair. Curled tail like a chow. White muzzle, no tags or collar. Her name is Molly. Lost on CR 54 & 39. 260-925-1950 or 260-443-2631


The News Sun has an opening for a Part-Time Assistant District Manager. The primary responsibility of the position is to assist the district manager with overseeing our home delivery operation. 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.

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


OPPORTUNITIES INDEPENDENT Adult Motor Route for DeKalb County.

CONTRACTORS Circulation Department Contact: Christy Day

• Valid Driver’s License • Responsible Adult • Reliable Transportation • Available 7 days a week

118 W 9th St., Auburn, IN Phone: 260-925-2611 ext. 17 E-mail: Carriers are independent contractors and not employees.

Mechanic and Electrician Opportunities Metal Technologies, Auburn Casting Center (MTA), located in Auburn Indiana, is a well maintained, modern green sand iron foundry that utilizes DISAmatic molding technology to produce both gray and ductile iron castings serving a diverse customer base. MTA has immediate employment opportunities for a Maintenance Mechanic and a Maintenance Electrician, both on 2nd shift. The Mechanic position is responsible for performing a variety of mechanical and basic electrical maintenance, repair and troubleshooting work on foundry related equipment, facility and grounds. Wage rate is $20.50/hr. reaching $22.06/hr. within approximately 8 months. Requirements include: • High school diploma or equivalent • 5 years minimum industrial maintenance experience • Journeyman training preferred The Electrician position is responsible for troubleshooting, maintaining, installing and repairing foundry related electrical systems (relay logic, PLC) and some mechanical maintenance. Wage rate is $21.65/hr. reaching $23.19/hr. within approximately 8 months. Requirements include: • High school diploma or equivalent • 3 years minimum industrial maintenance electrician experience • Journeyman training preferred QualiďŹ ed candidates must complete drug screen and background check. Both 2nd shift roles have an additional $.35/hr. shift premium. BeneďŹ t package includes medical, dental, vision, 401k with match, bonus program, educational reimbursement, 10 holidays, vacation plan and others. Applications are available on-line at www.metal–

QualiďŹ ed individuals should mail completed applications to:

METAL TECHNOLOGIES AUBURN Attention: Human Resources 1537 West Auburn Drive, Auburn, Indiana 46706 Equal Opportunity Employer






New Horizons Baking Company is looking for

Now Hiring

Experience preferred but not necessary.

Production Employees

Floor Tech

Please send resume to:


RV Transport, Inc. 8100 W. 700 S. Topeka, IN 46571

is seeking a part time

No walk-ins or phone calls please!

Floor Tech 20 - 30 hours per week to join our Laurel family. We offer excellent wages & benefits! You will receive vacation time after 6 months. The ideal candidate is a detailed oriented person who takes pride in their work. The functions of the job are performing day-to-day maintenance of the floors, which include auto scrubbing, buffing, waxing and top scrubbing of all facility floor. The person needs to be able to lift and move furniture and ensure floor cleaning equipment is maintained. Some housekeeping duties will be assigned.

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PART TIME MANAGER needed at Apartment Communities in Orland, IN; Fremont, IN and Camden, MI 31 hours a week. Must have prior office experience. Must be able to work three nights a week until 6 p.m. Send resume to: Deardorf Property Management

PO Box 127 Corunna, IN 46730

or online at:

Applications available: Mon. - Fri. 8 am - 5 pm 700 W. Water St. Fremont, IN

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WANTED in & around the Ft. Wayne Area $30.00 + per hr. And Benefits!

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30-40 hours per week Flexible hours Must work weekends and holidays.


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





FREE HEAT! GRISWOLD ESTATES (260) 333-5457 900 Griswold Ct., Auburn, IN 46706 www.griswoldestates@

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CALL TARA TODAY! NELSON ESTATES 260-349-0996 1815 Raleigh Ave., Kendallville 46755 HURRY, OFFER EXPIRES 12/14/13

Shipshewana Now Leasing! Sulky Downs Apts. Call (260) 768-7289 Handicap Accessible Equal Housing Opportunity “This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer.”

Angola/Silver Lake 3 BR 2 BA 2 story, walkout basement, No Smoking, No Pets $800 mo. + util.

Kendallville 4 BR 2 BA, Att. Garage, Stove & D/W $750/mo. + $1000 dep. 502 Seagraves 260 347-5268



Large 1 BR, 62 & Over

Waterloo Land contract, 3 BR garage, $400/mo. 260 615-2709

Handicapped or Disabled FREE Utilities. 201 Fox Lake Rd. Angola, IN 46703

Call 260 665-9491


Apply at:

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


Up to $1000 in FREE rent! • Free Heat & Hot/Soft Water! • $99.00 Deposits! • Pet-Friendly Community! • A Great Place to Call Home!

Rent based on income

Please Call Brian @ KPC Media Group Inc.

Smith Farms Manor 406 Smith Drive Auburn, IN


MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT Avilla Nice 3 BR Trailer $550 mo.+ $550 Dep. (260)318-2440



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A dynamic personality; The ability to work well with a team; The ability to work all shifts, weekends, & holidays. A strong work ethic; The ability to pay atten tion to detail; No criminal felony record(s); Ability to work in warm temperatures throughout the year; Ability to stand on feet for 8 to 10 hours a day; A High School Diploma or GED; Must be able to pass Pre-employment Background Check, Physical, & Drug Screen These positions will require bending, lifting up to 50 lbs. and some positions will require pushing and pulling stacks weighing 160 lbs to 268 each. Excellent wage and benefits.

“This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer.

Apply in person at:

520 W. Liberty St. Butler, IN 46721

All individuals interested in applying must have the following qualifications:

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.



Angola ONE BR APTS. $425/mo., Free Heat. 260-316-5659


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2 BR, updated, large kitchen & LR, one block to lake, nice park, others available. $450/mo. (260) 488-3163 Lake of the Woods Country/Lake setting Rent or buy 3 BR, Senior Discount $475/mo. 260-348-8560

APARTMENTS $49 Deposit 12 Month Lease Nov. & Dec. $200. OFF full month’s rent.


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


Kendallville Open House Sun., Dec.. 15 • 1-4pm 230 E. Rush St. 1650 Sq. Ft. (260)760-5056


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ANTIQUES SANTA FE RR Wall Clock- 100 yrs old. Nice Oak Case 36’ Tall- Runs great! (260)486-4504

FURNITURE 2 Recliner lift chairs, 1 is 2 mos. old, paid $1,100 asking $850. Other 2 yrs. old asking $400. Both like new. 260 385-2308

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

BUILDING MATERIALS PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS Free Estimates Licensed and Insured 2x6 Trusses 45 year Warranted Galvalume Steel 19 Colors Since 1976 #1 in Michigan Call Today 1-800-292-0679

FIREWOOD FIREWOOD FOR SALE Large truck load $65.00. Can deliver 260 927-4138

TV/STEREO/ENT For Sale: Polk Audio Surround Sound Bar with subwoofer. $150.00. 260-665-1732


1 & ONLY PLACE TO CALL--to get rid of that junk car, truck or van!! Cash on the spot! Free towing. Call 260-745-8888. (A)

PETS/ANIMALS FREE: Kitten, 10 week old female. 260 488-2877


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American Girl Doll clothes & accessories, including horses, furniture, 1 salon set, 1 wheelchair set. Handmade & retail. 13600 Mead Rd. 2 miles east of Clear Lake. Heated shop, easy access. Mon. - Sat. • 9-5 until Dec. 24 (517) 368-5483




Make It A Green Contest Christmas Sell your unused items in the classifieds and get cash for your stuff! Bicycles Stereos Artwork Recordings Clothing Computers ...and more

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

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




Call (877) 791-7877

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

IVAN’S TOWING Junk Auto Buyer

up to $1000.00



$25.00 TO START Payment Plans, Chapter 13 No Money down. Filing fee not included. Sat. & Eve. Appts. Avail. Call act as a debt relief agency under the BK code

Divorce • DUI • Criminal • Bankruptcy

General Practice KRUSE & KRUSE,PC 260-925-0200 or 800-381-5883 A debt relief agency under the Bankruptcy Code.

MERCHANDISE UNDER $50 Commercial contractor use electric stapler, never used. Great for installing ceiling tile, dry wall, carpets. $25. w/T-50 staples. Angola 665-9760 Computer Desk & Hutch. 5’x5’x2’, excellent cond., $50.00. (260)925-3431 Dolls, Bears, Precious Moments, new, great gifts. $20.00. (260) 925-1267

(260) 238-4787


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

2011 Ford Taurus LTD 57,000 HW mi. $19,250 obo 260-243-5666

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

2002 Impala high mileage, AM/FM CD player. $1,800. 260 665-7363

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

Hot Rod Loaded 57 Ford Fairlane 500 Lincoln 1996 Mark VIII engine, chrome, new trans. I have all new parts to finish. Will sell, trade or somebody to finish. 260 495-4751

VANS 2002 Pontiac Montana 1 owner, clean, 154K mi Great family ride $4500 260-403-5397

MERCHANDISE UNDER $50 15 Scrub Tops All kinds of patterns. All very nice shape. Size XL, $25.00. (260) 636-2356 18 Ladies Fashion Purses. $25 for all (260)319-4113 2 Rubber made type 35 gal. hard plastic trash barrels w/snap on lids. $10.00 ea. Angola 665-9769 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 9 Ft. Christmas Tree w / lights. Sold for $400, 5 yrs ago. $50 847-533-2745

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 Ice Fishing Mickey Mouse Boots-size 9 $25. (260)347-0951 Large Christmas Quilt Tapestry * Beautiful $40. (260)319-4113 Large Motorcycle Helmet. Scorpion Exo, $50.00. (260) 220-3572 Lots of Plastic Beads New, colored, pony beads, etc. $30.00. (260) 925-1267 Model Cars & Trucks New, some in boxes, planes too. $20.00. (260) 925-1267 Nice Brown Leather Jacket. Excellent cond. Ladies size small. $10.00. Auburn, (260) 837-7690 Nice Oak Living Room Table. Round w/storage doors beneath. $10.00. Auburn (260) 837-7690 Nice Oak Living Room Table. Square, $10.00. Auburn (260) 837-7690

Adult Crutches Fits 5’2” to 5’10” & up to 250 lbs. $50.00. (260) 636-2356

Sm. Christmas Quilt Very Cute. $15 (260)319-4113

Antique Indo Persian Dagger, $50.00. (260) 585-0087

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

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

Small Motorcycle helmet Scorpion Exo, $50.00. (260) 220-3572

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

Small Nativity Lean to Barn (lighted) with ten figurines, with baby Jesus. 14”x7 h. $7.00. (260) 488-2930

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

Symbol Ortho Full Size Mattress, box spring set, clean. $50. 260 351-3440 Toilet Stool Overhead cabinet. 18 wide x 36 tall x 6” deep. Like new. $25.00. Call or text, (574) 535-3124 Toro 625 Walk behind Snow blower. Runs, needs a little tuning. $45.00. (260) 665-7300

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

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

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

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

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


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Packages starting at $26


Brand NEW in plastic!

260 349-2685

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

Auburn $99 First Month 2BR-VERY NICE! SENIORS 50+ $465 No Smokers/ No Pets (260) 925-9525

FREE: 6’ Christmas Tree, multi-colored lights. 357-5590

All species of hard wood. Pay before starting. Walnut needed.

Waterloo Newer 2 BR, 2 BA, nice, updated, $500. mo., $500. dep. (pmts) 10% Cash incentive for prompt payments. Concord Pk. #36 (734) 788-1250

Spacious 1 & 2 BR, Peaceful, Clean, Pet Friendly. No appl. fee.

Bose Wave radio with multiple CD disc changer with remote control. $600 (260)665-5855








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Leather, Ecoboost, Sunroof, Sync., #12256




3rd Row, Keyless, CD, Cruise, Touch Screen, Push Button Start, #11618A




Great on Gas, Sporty and Fun to Drive, #12375

Powerstroke, Bedliner, Tow Hooks, Cruise, CD, MP3, AC, Tow Mirrors, #12167








Gas Saver! Cruise, TCS, 1.6L 4-Cyl., CD/Sat./Aux./Stereo, Floor Mats, #11475


Duramax, Leather, Bose, Onstar, DVD, Bedliner, Tow Hooks, #12392




Leather, Bedliner, Tow Hooks, Running Boards, CD, Aux., Aync., #12046



Leather, Keyless, CD, Aux., Sat. Radio, A/C, #12188






2006 HUMMER H2

Leather, Bose, Onstar, CD, Homelink, Tow Hooks, Running Boards, #11544A



2008 GMC SIERRA 1500 SLE



6 Speed, Cruise, CD, Aux., MP3, AC, #12337



2WD, Reg. Cab, Work Truck, Air Conditioning, AM/FM Radio, #11688


Cruise, Push Button Start, CD, Aux., Spoiler, AC, #12330


All Wheel Drive, Low Miles, #11689





Cruise, Power Windows & Locks, Traction Control, CD, #11848



Sunroof, DVD, Homelink, Reverse Camera, Nav., CD, #11879

2010 FORD F-150 FX4








4WD, 4 Door, V6, XLT, #11796

Bedliner, Tow Hooks, Cruise, CD, Aux., Onstar, Bluetooth, #11856A



Cruise, Keyless, CD, Touch Screen, Push Button Start, A/C, #12251



Keyless, Cruise, CD, Aux, MP3, AC, #11625A




Leather, Dual Power Doors, DVD, Touch Screen, Reverse Cam., #12190B




OnStar, 3rd Row, CD, Aux., Cruise, Bluetooth, #12040







3rd Row, CD, Aux., Sirius, Keyless, Cruise, #12318

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Loaded! Leather, Sunroof, Sync., 4. Cyl., #12014












5 Speed, Tow Hooks, Cruise, Keyless, CD, Aux., AC, #12114

Leather, Onstar, Bedliner, Fender Flares, CD, Aux., #12116



Cruise, Keyless, Aux., USB, CD, A/C, Bluetooth, #12109

3rd Row, Cruise, Keyless, CD, Sync, Aux., Sirius, #12336



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Cruise, Traction Control, CD, Sat. Radio, #12241




Gas Saver! CD/Aux., TCS, Cruise, Auto, Bluetooth, #11917




Keyless, Cruise, CD, AC, #12092









Leather, 3rd Row, Keyless, Fog, Touch Screen, Tint, #11930

Sync., CD, MP3, Keyless, A/C, Fog Lights, #12344




Gas Saver! 2.4L 4 Cyl., Fog, TCS, Cruise, Keyless, #11887


2WD Crew Cab, Tow Pkg., Bedliner, Power Windows & Locks, #12252




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Cruise, Keyless, Push Button Start, CD, Aux., AC, #12134

Sunroof, Cruise, CD, Aux.,Sirius, Keyless, #12338





Onstar, Bluetooth, Cruise, CD, Keyless, Aux., Spoiler, #12038

Third Row, Loaded, Low Miles, #12291




2007 FORD F-150 LARIAT

Leather, Bedliner, Cruise, Sunroof, CD, Aux., Tow Hooks, #12370

1 Owner, 3rd Row, Dual Climate, CD/Aux.,/Sat., TCS, #12007




Cruise, CD, Keyless, Sat. Radio, Aux., A/C, #12066








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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





2004 GMC SONOMA SLS CREW CAB 4X4 One-Owner, 4.3L V6, Automatic, Air, All Power, Alloy Wheels




2005 CHEVROLET COLORADO LS CREW CAB 4X4 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, 3.5L 5 Cylinder, Auto, Air, All Power, Alloys, 58,000 Miles




2004 Dodge Stratus SXT

1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4

2008 Pontiac Grand Prix

2006 Ford Fusion SE

1999 GMC Suburban 1500 SLE 4x4

2010 Mitsubishi Galant FE

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

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

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













2007 Chevrolet HHR LT

2005 Ford Five Hundred SEL AWD

2002 Lexus IS 300 Sedan

2010 Dodge Avenger SXT

2009 Chevrolet Impala LS

2009 Pontiac G6 Sedan

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

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

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

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













FEATURED TRUCK OF THE WEEK 2007 Chrysler Town & Country Touring

2012 Ford Fiesta SE Hatchback

2006 Hummer H3 4x4

2010 Chevrolet Malibu LS

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

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









2013 FORD F-150 XLT CREW CAB 4X4

2010 Dodge Grand Caravan SE

2008 Saturn Aura XE

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

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




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




2006 Nissan Titan XE Ext. Cab

2005 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate 4x4

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

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





2013 Chrysler 200 Touring

2012 Ford Fusion SE

2008 Lincoln MKZ

2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4

2012 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT

2011 Ford Fusion SEL

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

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



2011 Ford Escape Hybrid 4x4 30 MPG, Power Seat, All Power Options, ALloys, Warranty, 66,000 Miles












2012 Ford Fusion SEL

2013 Ford Fusion S

2009 Ford Edge Limited

2012 Lincoln MKZ

2013 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ

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








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







2013 Mazda 6s Grand Touring V6, Navigation, Rear Camera, Sunroof, Leather, Bose Audio, 10,000 Miles



2013 DODGE RAM 1500 SLT QUAD CAB 4X4 Big Horn Edition, Hemi V8, Power Seat, 20” Chromes, 16,000 Miles


FEATURED TRUCK OF THE WEEK 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 ST Crew Cab 4x4



2013 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 LT CREW CAB 4X4 2012 Lincoln MKZ Ulimate AWD

2013 Ford Taurus SHO AWD

Navigation, Rear Camera, Sunroof, Heated/Cooled Leather, 24,000 Miles

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





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






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The News Sun – December 15, 2013  

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

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