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Big Drug Find

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Teen Found

Two arrested in meth operation bust in Topeka

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GOOD MORNING Black bear breaks into Idaho kitchen KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) — A black bear in search of a late-night snack broke into an Idaho house and licked leftover Chinese food from a cast iron pan on the stove. David Edwards of Ketchum told the Idaho Mountain Express that his dog’s barking awakened him around 3 a.m. Monday. When he went to investigate what had his Irish setter-Lab mix so upset, he saw the bear on its hind legs, paws on the stove, licking a pan. Edwards’ wife, Sara, had fallen asleep on the couch and his first instinct was to get his wife away from the kitchen area. However, he said, “I couldn’t tell her there was a bear in the house because she would have just lost her mind. She gets very upset over spiders.” So he woke her up and led her into the bedroom without telling her about the furry dish washer. Edwards went back into the kitchen to find the bear was gone and the pan was clean. Edwards credits his dog, Stanley, for waking him up before the bear got farther into the house.


Changes will greet students East Noble has new entrance, new dual college credit program FROM STAFF REPORTS

Summer vacations are ending in most local school districts in the next few days. Students returning to classrooms will find a variety of changes, from

remodeling to new technology and new faces in their principal’s offices.

East Noble Classes begin Wednesday at East Noble schools with administrative changes, a new, secure entrance for East Noble Middle School and a new dual-credit program for high school students to earn college credits. Administrative changes find Bryan Leitch as the new school corporation business manager; Heather Green, new Rome City

Elementary School principal; Alisha Smith, new South Side Elementary School principal; Andy Deming, from East Noble Middle School assistant principal and athletic director to principal; Bill Cain, from East Noble High School social studies teacher to new East Noble Middle School assistant principal and athletic director; David Stinson, from East Noble Middle School principal to East Noble High School assistant principal; and Matt Stinson, from East Noble High School associate principal to assistant principal.


Courthouse Encampment

HISTORY COMES ALIVE Indiana Civil War Historical Association holds it’s first LaGrange event BY PATRICK REDMOND

Obama begins Vineyard vacation EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama opened the first summer vacation of his second term Saturday on Martha’s Vineyard, trading Washington debates over the budget, government surveillance and his health care overhaul for a hoped-for carefree week filled with golf, beach outings and hanging-out time with family and friends.

East Noble Middle School’s main entrance is now on Riley Street ,with administrative offices moved to inside the main entrance way. Beginning with the class of 2016, East Noble High School is doing away with weighted grades for advanced placement courses. The school corporation is partnering with Ivy Tech and Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne to offer up to 45 college credits through 15 AP courses with the start of this school year on a trimester


Jerry Culbertson, a Civil War reenactor with the 44th Indiana Civil War Historical Association, talks with a few visitors to his camp near the LaGrange County Courthouse Saturday afternoon. Culbertson and the men of the 44th were in town to be part of the first ever Civil War History Day on the lawn of the Courthouse. The daylong living history event filled the Courthouse lawn and drew more than 500 people to downtown LaGrange.

LAGRANGE — The sounds of Civil War vintage muskets being fired echoed off the LaGrange County Courthouse late Saturday afternoon as a small group of men loaded up their caplock rifles with powder only and pulled the triggers. A few minutes later, the roar of a Civil War vintage cannon also could be heard booming throughout downtown LaGrange. Both sounds were part of a living history celebration on the courthouse lawn Saturday that included a group of men re-enacting the lives of the men who made up Indiana’s 44th Infantry, a group of soldiers from northeast Indiana that fought in many of the Civil War’s biggest battles. “This has been an amazing day,” said Dalonda Young, one of the event’s organizers. Young estimated more than 500 people stopped by the courthouse just to stroll among the historical displays and vendor booths set up around the building. A Civil War encampment, set up by members of the the 44th Indiana Civil War Historical Association, a nonprofit organization out of Fort Wayne, SEE REENACTMENT, PAGE A6

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Post-Benghazi, Obama plays it safe with embassies WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama seems determined to make sure he doesn’t have another Benghazi. Pilloried by Republicans in Congress for its handling of last year’s attack, his administration is responding with extra caution now that intelligence suggests a possible al-Qaida strike is in the works. Even as the threat may be subsiding, U.S. officials say they are taking no risks less than a year after militants killed four Americans in the eastern Libyan city and with Republicans poised to pounce on any misstep. After closing 19 diplomatic posts across the Muslim world for almost a week, the United States added to the global uneasiness Friday. It ordered nonessential staff out of Lahore, Pakistan, and warned Americans to avoid traveling to the country. The action appeared

unrelated to the al-Qaida threat stemming from Yemen, but mirrored a missive earlier in the week to U.S. embassy staffers in that country. The stated reason for all the recent security measures: “An overabundance of caution.” Come Sunday, all but one of the 19 embassies and consulates will reopen, the State Department announced late Friday. The exception: the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen. In addition, the consulate in Lahore was to remain closed. A department spokeswoman did not cite a reason for the decision to reopen the 18 missions. Obama said at a White House news conference Friday afternoon that al-Qaida’s core has been decimated by U.S. counterterrorism efforts such as the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden in his SEE BENGHAZI, PAGE A6


Onion Days Parade Dalton Brenneke drove his racing go-kart in the 2013 Wolf Lake Onion Days Parade Saturday in Wolf Lake. Weather was sunny and warm with intermittent clouds during the parade. See more from the parade on A6.




‘It looked like a meth store’ Police find evidence of 21 meth labs at Topeka home TOPEKA — Police officers acting on a tip searching for a wanted person instead uncovered more than they bargained for Friday night. Police arrested Justin M. Harrington, 28, and April Bradley, 29, both of the 200 block of Michigan Street, Topeka, and charged them each with manufacturing and or dealing methamHarrington phetamine, possession of precursors with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine, maintaining a common Bradley nuisance, illegal dumping of methamphetamine waste, and possession of paraphernalia. A 3-hour search of the home resulted in the discovery of 21 one pot methamphetamine labs, as well as what the officers described in their report as “an overwhelming amount of methamphetamine precursors, paraphernalia and toxic waste associated with the manufacture of methamphetamine.” “It looked like a meth store,” LaGrange County


Police allegedly found evidence of 21 meth labs at this home located at 215 Michigan St., Topeka, after stopping at

Sheriff’s Department Deputy Arron Knisley said. “It was one of the largest I’ve been to in a while.” After interviewing witnesses, Knisley said police believe this was not a fly-by-night operation. “We believe they’ve been cooking there every day for two years,” Knisley said. The spent one-pot cooking vessels were hidden throughout the home, Knisley said. According to a report filed by police, two Topeka

the residence Friday evening to check for a wanted person.

police officers arrived at the Michigan Street home to investigate a tip that a wanted person was living there. As they approached the home around 11 p.m. Friday night, the officers observed through a window what they believed were two people inside the home shaking a one-pot methamphetamine lab. The officers immediately requested assistance from both the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department and the the Wolcottville Police Department.


Police Blotter • Collision injures two ST. JOE — Two people sustained injuries in a collision Friday at 10:45 p.m. at the west junction of S.R. 8 and S.R. 1, DeKalb County Police reported. Chad J. Leavell, 28, of Hicksville, Ohio, had a laceration to his head and was transported to DeKalb Health hospital at Auburn for treatment. Myra E. Finton, 18, of Kendallville, complained of pain and had minor abrasions to her right knee. Police said Ariel R.E. Lawson, 17, of Kendallville, was driving a 2006 Jeep Commander with Finton as her passenger. Lawson was traveling northbound on S.R. 1 when she stopped at the intersection with S.R. 8, then made a left turn into the path of Leavell’s 2000 GMC Yukon, which was eastbound on S.R. 8. A news release said police cited Lawson for alleged failure to yield the right of way.

Traffic stop leads to drug arrests KENDALLVILLE — Three people were arrested on drug charges after Kendallville police initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic law infraction. At about 11:37 a.m. Thursday, Kendallville Cpl. Dog Davis stopped a vehicle in the 200 block of East North Street, according to a Kendallville Police Department news release. While checking the vehicle Davis allegedly found containers in the trunk that had ingredients for the manufacture of methamphetamine. Arrested on preliminary charges of possession of precursors with intent to manufacture methamphetamine were: Jeanne Jimenez, 54, of Rome City, Gregory Carter, 30, of Albion, and Jack Wonderly 56, of Albion. All were inside the vehicle when it was stopped. They were booked into the Noble County Jail each on a $4,500 bond.

After making contact with and detaining the home’s occupants, police officers secured a search warrant to look inside the home from the LaGrange County Superior Court. In addition to the drugs, police officers also found seven firearms that including multiple long rifles and handguns. Among those firearms were a loaded Tec-9 9 millimeter handgun, an assault style rifle and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.

Youths erase graffiti, hope for a better Gary GARY (AP) — The teens, holding spray cans, gathered around the old post office on Sixth Avenue and Massachusetts Street and began spraying the marble. They joked that a passer-by might think they were vandals, until they took out their sponges and scrubbed away paint stains on the graffiti-covered walls. “We are improving Gary little by little,” said Samantha Brooks, 14. “And I think we can really make a comeback.” On Wednesday, young volunteers and members of the Gary Youth Leadership Council began their campaign to wipe Gary of graffiti. The group of 37 teens used spray paint remover to

scrub graffiti off the old post office marble, painted over graffiti on an old theater on Broadway and cleaned along Broadway from Sixth to 21st Avenue, The Times in Munster reported. In early July, Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson contacted Ken Patrick Barry, director of the Gary Youth Service Bureau, about helping accomplish her goal of cleaning up vandalism in the city. “The mayor has a larger vision of stopping the violence,” Barry said. “A lot of these acts of violence are committed by young people because there’s no alternative for them.” Klayton Porter, 14, rolled

paint over the boarded-up windows of the old theater. In minutes, the graffiti that covered the building’s side was gone without a trace. “This accomplishes that the youth of Gary can do something positive,” Porter said. “It proves Gary is making a change for itself.” As members of the group took paint rollers and sponges to the old buildings, they talked about stories their parents told them about the Gary that existed before they were born, and the sites that once filled the city. Niavia Wilson, 17, believes one day, that Gary could be restored. “I hear stories, that the city was great, and

there were bustling stores everywhere,” Wilson said. “It seems people gave up, but I’m glad a group of people haven’t, who are out here helping.” While picking up trash around the old theater, the teens discovered a space between the brick walls of the building. An opening revealed the inside of the theater with the colossal stage and looming balcony. “This is amazing; I am astonished. I live down the street and have never seen that before,” said Janetta Barge, a teen volunteer. “I think we should have more ideas of replenishing these things, getting Gary back to the way it was.”

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Junior Achievement gets award The Noble County Community Foundation and its supporting organization, Community Initiatives, recently awarded Junior Achievement of Noble County a $3,000 grant to assist with the cost of Junior Achievement BizTown and Finance Park programs in Noble County schools. From left are Jana Miller, Junior Achievement board member, and Anita Huff, the foundation’s financial manager.

Girl collecting shoes for orphans NEW PARIS (AP) — When Amy and Quintin Schini adopted their daughter, Jocelyn, from an orphanage in Russia, the four-year-old was wearing a pair of sandals, the only shoes she owned. “We couldn’t get them to stay on her,” Amy recalled. “They didn’t fit correctly.” As Jocelyn grew up, Amy and Quintin would tell

their daughter the story of her tiny pair of shoes. Jocelyn, 14, hasn’t forgotten the story. She now wants to make sure other children and orphans have shoes that fit and are comfortable. In lieu of a birthday celebration this summer, Jocelyn, of New Paris, organized a shoe and money drive.

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Edgy ads cut through clutter Consumers less worried about what may have once been deemed offensive BY RICK FARRANT


The LaGrange County Courthouse towers 135 feet above the surrounding landscape, but new paint for its dome is just one of many items on a list of its needs. A list presented to county commissioners last week had an estimated total cost of $190,000.

County’s prisoner income declining ALBION — Noble County’s income from housing state prisoners in its jail is running significantly lower, but still on track to be among the highest such incomes in the state, the Noble County Council heard Monday. Noble County Sheriff Doug Harp reported that the number of state prisoners being housed at the jail is down substantially from a year ago. If the number of prisoners remains consistent for the rest of the year, Noble County will have earned $450,000 from housing prisoners this year, Harp said. That’s down from about $600,000 in 2012. Even so, $450,000 would put Noble County on track to earn the third most of any county in Indiana this year from housing DOC prisoners, Harp said. The DOC has been working to reduce the number of low-level felons it incarcerates through programs such as community corrections, and it has been sending fewer prisoners to county jails for housing for several years.

Nine jail inmates earn GED certificates ANGOLA — Nine Steuben County Jail inmates have received their GED certificates this year due to a local nonprofit collaboration. Three passed the test earlier this year and six more recently received their GED certificates after working one-on-one with volunteer tutors at the jail. The program was made possible through a partnership between the Steuben County Literacy Coalition, Steuben County Sheriff’s Department, Steuben County Jail Ministry and Steuben County United Way. It began with a grant from the Indiana Association of United Ways supported by Lilly Endowment and coordination by jail chaplain Gayle Fisher. “The matching funds became available based on campaign success; it’s a great example of how new campaign dollars can double.� said Bobbi Grill, Steuben County United Way executive director. “Each United Way can access grant funds equal to 10 percent of the annual campaign and use it with the purpose of creating strong collaborations addressing the common good in their community.�

Chamber honors new, growing businesses AUBURN — DeKalb Chamber Partnership president Rob Moreland calls it his favorite chamber event — an annual breakfast recognizing new and expanding businesses. Tuesday’s event at Bridgewater Golf Club saluted 20 businesses that in the past year have invested $134 million and pledged to create up to 550 new jobs, according to Ken McCrory, executive director of the DeKalb County Economic Development Partnership. “We are getting stronger in the long haul,â€? McCrory said about the local business climate. “We have set the table quite well for the growth of existing industry ‌ and attraction of new industry.â€? Mayor Norm Yoder said Auburn’s 12 new and growing businesses make up the city’s largest group in the history of the chamber event. Businesses honored at the event ranged from one-person operations to some of the county’s largest employers, such as Nucor and Steel Dynamics Inc.

State finds school grade ‘manipulation’ INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s top education official on Wednesday acknowledged “manipulation� in the way the state’s schools are graded, the latest fallout from an Associated Press report that found her predecessor worked behind the scenes to improve the score of a charter school founded by an influential Republican donor. Superintendent Glenda Ritz told state school board members that this year’s school ratings would be held up, at least temporarily, as a result of the independent review into the A-F grading system and left open the possibility some of last year’s grades could be changed. The system was established by Tony Bennett, a rising star in the education reform movement, who last week resigned from his new job as Florida’s schools chief amid the scandal in Indiana. Ritz declined to discuss specifics of the review but said a final report could be ready by Sept. 2.

Al-Qaida message led to embassy closures WASHINGTON (AP) — An intercepted secret message between al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri and his deputy in Yemen about plans for a major terror attack was the trigger that set off the current shutdown of many U.S. embassies, two officials told The Associated Press on Monday. A U.S. intelligence official and a Mideast diplomat said al-Zawahri’s message was picked up several weeks ago and appeared to initially target Yemeni interests. The threat was expanded to include American or other Western sites abroad, officials said, indicating the target could be a single embassy, a number of posts or some other site. Lawmakers have said it was a massive plot in the final stages, but they have offered no specifics.

The play-on-words commercials were hard to ignore. One touting a T-shirt company in Auburn used the phrase “oh, smit,� and contextually it sounded distinctly like, well, something else. Two other commercials promoting a national retailer alternately used the phrases “ship my pants� and “big gas savings,� and “ship� didn’t sound like a mailing and “big gas� clearly intimated a bulbous body part. For years, sex and sensuality have been used in advertising to draw attention to products and companies. The new entries — which could be construed as sophomoric or savvy or both — represent an elevated edginess that some observers suggest illustrates an expanding tolerance of what’s acceptable among listeners and viewers. For Smit-T’s in Auburn and Kmart, there likely was only one desired effect and at least one of the companies said the commercials achieved that: increased business. “It got a really good response,� said Dakota Smith, owner of Smit-T’s. “I didn’t have anyone saying anything bad about it. People loved it. People said to me it was something different and it was something they’ll remember.� Smith said his commercial, which ran in June and July on radio sports-talk programs aired by The Fan (106.7-FM and 1380-AM), brought in 10 to 15 new customers, including two traveling youth baseball teams. A Kmart spokeswoman said the national brand’s two commercials, which debuted on YouTube several months ago and remain posted on the Internet, have also been successful. One of the commercials graduated to cable television broadcasts. The Kmart spokeswoman declined to say whether the commercials had led to increased business, but she noted the “ship my pants� commercial has generated more than 19 million YouTube views and the “big gas savings� ad nearly 6 million. She said the overall feedback from viewers has been positive and there has been little push-back from consumers. That doesn’t surprise professionals like Matt Kelley, owner of the Fort Wayne advertising and marketing firm One Lucky Guitar, and John Cuneo, Chicago-based writer and director for Fort Wayne’s Punch Films. “I haven’t done any studies, but my gut says Americans may be a little more liberal than the


Smit-T’s owner Dakota Smith, modeling a T-shirt specifically made for this story, said his company’s daring messaging in a radio commercial brought more business to the Auburn store.

puritanical clothes we drape ourselves in,� said Cuneo, who has written scripts for print and broadcast promotions. “We’ve been very genteel in our delivery for many, many years. Maybe (companies are thinking) it’s not the worst thing in the world to throw something out there that’s entertaining and is going to stick in the viewers’ minds.� Kelly went so far as to say he liked the Kmart commercials “from a creative, craftsmanship perspective,� although he also cautioned that such commercials do present a risk. “The risk in my mind is: Are you going to offend your core customer base, which probably is a little more conservative, to reach a new, younger (demographic)?� Kelley said. “I think their decision was let’s risk a little of that with the opportunity to gain a larger audience.� And in the process, he said, cut through the other advertising noise and position Kmart as a hipper brand. “There are countless brands,� he said, “who have never tried to hip themselves up and they’ve fallen on their face.� Not all brands, though, should consider straying from serious pitches in favor of choosing edgy humor to promote products, Kelley and

Cuneo said. Some brands require a large measure of marketing restraint. For Kmart, Cuneo said, going out on a linguistic limb was just fine. “I mean, how serious do you want to take Kmart?� Cuneo said. “It’s not like it’s a new ad campaign by the Catholic Church to recruit priests. It’s Kmart. You’re going there to get a garden hose.� Smith said the play on words was equally suitable for his kind of company. “It does depend on what kind of business you have,� he said. “I mean, I wouldn’t want to hear (“oh, smit�) from a law firm. But I have a T-shirt company and the commercial was funny.� For his part, Kelley doesn’t intend to go down the same road with his clients, and “I feel rather proudly that we have clients who don’t say, ‘Find something that will shock our audience.’

“I’m looking to make a connection on a deeper level — to become meaningful to the audience,� he said. “And to make a lasting connection.� Often, he said, with funny, edgy commercials “you get a short chuckle and then it’s gone. It meant nothing.� Nevertheless, Kmart may have sequels, the company spokeswoman said, although nothing is planned. And Smith, whose company provides custom embroidery and silk-screening for apparel as well as banner and sign products, said he would consider running a similar commercial again — and again place it in a program slot that largely draws an adult audience. “Times have changed,� he said. “People are loosening up a little bit and that funny stuff, people are remembering it. You can talk about how good your product is, but everyone can talk about that.�


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Thank You Our family is so overwhelmed and thankful for the wonderful way the community came together this last weekend for the 1st Annual Bill Henderson Memorial Tournament. The coaches, players and President Craig Curtis, we can’t thank you enough. Craig, you are a great guy who gets things done and you are setting a good example for all the young players to follow. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to do the job you do and try to make everyone happy. Sheila and Linda McCrea, you were right there helping put in a lot of hours also and your kind words mean so much. Thanks to the Heath Williams family for the Louisville Slugger bat and Jesse Engle for the display box and to all the people for their silent bids on it. Thanks to all also who purchased t-shirts. All of this helps our teams. Bill loved all the kids and wouldn’t have missed a game if he could help it. I know he’s smiling down on us and saying to the kids, “Well done, whether you win or lose, just give it your best.� To the rest of us he’s just grateful and overwhelmed by the celebration and recognition he’s received. Yes he is terribly missed by his family and we appreciate all your kind words and deeds. If we have forgotten to thank someone, please accept our apologies as this community is the greatest and we are so proud to be a part of it. Thank you, Barb Henderson Tim Henderson & Family Shelli & Jesse Johnson & Family James & Rae Henderson & Family



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Deaths & Funerals • Robert R. Meyer EDGERTON, OHIO — Robert R. Meyer, age 83, of Edgerton, Ohio, died at 3:45 p.m. on Friday, August 9, 2013 in his home after an extended illness. Mr. Meyer was a 1948 graduate of Edgerton High School, and served in the United States Army during the Mr. Meyer Korean conflict. In the early 1960s he operated Meyer Foodland in Edgerton, and from 1965-1980 operated the Meyer Standard Oil Station in Butler, Indiana. He and his wife then operated Meyer Furniture in Butler for 15 years until their retirement in 1994. While in business, he was active in the Butler Retail Merchants Association and the Butler Chamber of Commerce, was a charter member of the Butler Lions Club, and was a member of the Butler American Legion. He served two terms on the Edgerton Village Council, and in retirement volunteered at the Edgerton Senior Center transporting senior citizens, and was a member of the Friends of the Edgerton Library Board. Robert R. Meyer was born on January 17, 1930 in Edgerton, the son of Leonard H. and Goldie E. (Blaisdell) Meyer. He married Maxine R. Zerkle on November 28, 1952 in Angola, Indiana, and she survives. Also surviving are one son, Douglas (Ruth) Meyer of West Unity, Ohio; two daughters, Denise (Gary) Whonsetler of Huntertown, Indiana, and Donna (Joe McGill) Meyer of Edgerton; six grandchildren, Aaron (Brittany) Brannan, Steve (Stacey) Stratton, Suzanne (Matt) Borton, Nathan Meyer, Adam Meyer, Amanda Meyer, Jerica McGill and Leslie Whonsetler; and four great grandchildren, Nolan Stratton, Gavin Stratton, Zaine Borton and Liam Brannan. He was preceded in death by two brothers, L. Kenneth and Darrell Meyer, one sister, Theresa Zentz, and two infant sisters. Visitation will be held on Monday, August 12, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Krill Funeral Home, Edgerton. Services will be held on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the Krill Funeral Home, Edgerton, with Pastor Steve Wilmot officiating, with visitation for one hour prior to the services beginning at 10 a.m. Internment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Edgerton.

Memorials are requested to the Williams or DeKalb County Humane Society, Edgerton United Methodist Church or to Life Changing Realities Fellowship. To sign the online register or to send condolences, please visit www.krillfuneralservice. com.

Jesse Matthews FORT WAYNE — Jesse Ernest “Ernie” Matthews, 79, of Fort Wayne, and formerly of Auburn, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. The family will hold a memorial service at a later date. Feller and Clark Funeral Home in Auburn is handling arrangements.

Imogene R. Parker AVILLA — Imogene R. “Polly” Parker, 95, of Avilla, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 at Presence Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. Born March 23, 1918 in Steuben County, she was the daughter of the late Augustus O. and Ella Parr. Mrs. Parker She was a 1936 graduate of Salem Center High School. She had worked in the personnel department at Magnavox for 15 years, retiring in 1980. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Terry L. and Juanita Parker of Auburn, and Kent D. and Andrea Parker of Lowell; a sister, Floi I. Grimm of Fort Wayne; seven grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and four great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, G. Willard “Bill” Parker; a brother, Elwood L. Parr; a sister, Fern A. Sindell; and a granddaughter, Amie Parker. A funeral ceremony will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. with visitation one hour prior at Presence Sacred Heart Home, 515 N. Main St., Avilla. Visitation will also be held on Tuesday from 12 to 2 p.m. at Pinnington-McComb Funeral & Cremation Service, 502 N. Main St., Auburn. Thomas Novy will be officiating the funeral ceremony. Memorials are to Presence Sacred Heart Home. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery, Kendallville. To sign an online guestbook, or to leave the family a message of condolence, visit www.

Lotteries • INDIANAPOLIS — Here are Saturday’s winning lottery numbers for the tri-state area: Indiana - Midday Daily Three: 2-0-0; Midday Daily Four 4-8-6-0; Daily Three: 5-0-6; Daily Four: 8-5-4-5; Hoosier Lotto: 4-9-12-22-27-33; Quick Draw: 6-7-8-9-12-14-16-30-33-35-38-5254-57-61-65-67-68-69-77. Powerball - 4-12-14-37-58 PB: 13. Ohio - Midday Pick Three: 5-5-6; Midday Pick Four: 2-4-9-0; Pick Three: 1-1-4; Pick Four: 7-7-3-8; Rolling Cash Five: 12-13-24-35-39; Midday Ten-Oh: 1-2-6-8-9-15-22-23-24-27-3334-41-42-46-53-57-64-66-70; Evening Ten-Oh: 4-6-11-13-18-2921-22-24-26-42-48-49-59-64-66-69-72-76-78. Michigan - Midday Daily Three: 2-8-3; Midday Daily Four: 6-6-7-5; Daily Three: 4-4-5; Daily Four: 9-5-0-1; Fantasy Five: 2-7-26-37-38; Daily Three: 4-4-5; Daily Four: 9-5-0-1; Fantasy Five: 2-7-26-37-38; Classic Lotto 47: 18-20-32-39-40-43; Keno: 2-5-10-11-14-18-19-23-26-35-38-44-46-50-51-53-54-58-60-64-77.

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Living his life to the fullest Al Patterson had a sparkle in his eye BY JENNIFER DECKER

SNOW LAKE — Al Patterson squeezed every drop out of life he could muster. And then some. Patterson, 68, of Snow Lake, died July 17 at home from throat and mouth cancer. He was known for his trademark deep dimples, a sparkle to his eye and for serving 22 years as a Steuben County sheriff’s reserve and detective. He was born Jan. 31, 1945, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Robert and Marie (Fuccie) Patterson. After graduating from a Brooklyn high school in only three years, Al moved with his family out west to California. He served four years in the Vietnam War in the U.S. Air Force. Afterward, Al never talked about serving in the war. Eventually, in California, Al worked for AB Dick Co. for 15 years as a salesman and repaired the printing presses. He also owned his own business, Patterson Offset Service, from which he retired in 1988. It was through Al’s best friend who became his sister-in-law, Pam Schultz, that he met and married Judy (Pettigrew) on Aug. 26, 1989, in Fort Wayne. Judy is Pam’s sister. “He took me up on a mountain in Phoenix and proposed to me in

a parking lot overlooking Phoenix. We were married in Fort Wayne,” Judy said. The couple took a honeymoon trip around the country visiting every state except Montana and Washington. Upon seeing Steuben County for the first time, Al became smitten with it. The couple settled at Snow Lake in a home Al remodeled. The couple soon joined the lake association, and Al was a member of the marine patrol. Eventually, he joined the sheriff’s reserves. But Al didn’t leave it at that. He always Patterson dreamed about being a detective and reached that goal, often doing arson investigations. After retiring from the sheriff’s reserves, Al worked part-time with Judy at Satek Winery, Fremont. Al’s talents with woodworking came in handy at Satek. “We had a lady drive her car into the building, and we had to close the winery down,” Judy said. “They asked Al to redesign the wine racks, and he re-did six. He was constantly rebuilding or doing something at the winery.” Since 1972, Schultz was Al’s best friend.

“My most outstanding time was when we had been out with a group of friends. He decided to do karaoke with two other guys, and it was hilarious. We were going to another bar, and he stops on Beach Boulevard and a song was playing, and we all got out and danced. When the song was done — we got back in,” Schultz said. Al loved photography, and his tripod and camera were always within reach. He used his photography talent to capture harvesttime photos and close-ups of grape clusters for the winery. Al’s friends talked fondly of him. “Al was a beloved friend, colleague and artisan,” said Fred Barnes, who worked at Satek with Al. “He was an exceptional man in so many ways and will be forever in my thoughts and memories.” Rita Lechleidner, a licensed minister, was performing a wedding four years ago for which Al did the photography. The pair became great friends. “He definitely is the definition of a fighter. He lived his life every day to the fullest,” she said. Most of all, Al shared what was in his heart. “He wasn’t afraid to tell you he loved you,” Lechleidner said. Surviving in addition to his wife are her six children, his two daughters, 38 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the donor’s choice.

Real world hits TV’s ‘Mountain Man’ TRIPLETT, N.C. (AP) — The way Eustace Conway sees it, there’s the natural world, as exemplified by his Turtle Island Preserve in the Blue Ridge Mountains. And then there’s the “plastic, imitation” one that most other humans inhabit. But the border between the two has always been a porous one. When he bought his first 107 acres in 1987, Conway’s vision for Turtle Island was as “a tiny bowl in the earth, intact and natural, surrounded by pavement and highways.” People peering inside from nearby ridges would see “a pristine and green example of what the whole world once looked like.” Since leaving his parents’ suburban home at 17 and moving into the woods, Conway has been preaching the gospel of sustainable, “primitive” living. But over the past three decades, those notions have clearly evolved. Conway has traded his trademark buckskins for jeans and T-shirts. Visitors to Turtle Island are as likely to hear the buzz of a chain saw as the call of an eagle, and interns learn that “Dumpster diving” is as important a skill as hunting or fishing. And then there are the television cameras. For the past two seasons, Conway has brought his message of simpler living to the History Channel reality show, “Mountain Men” — a role he concedes is inherently oxymoronic. “I think television’s terrible,” the 52-year-old woodsman says with a chuckle that shakes his long, iron-grey beard. “So it’s definitely a paradox.” But it’s all part of a complex dance. For Conway and Turtle Island, sustainability has come to depend on interns and apprentices, and on tax-exempt status from a regulatory system this self-styled “true old-time mountain man” openly despises. It also depends, increasingly, on a steady stream of paying campers. And that is where Conway’s peaceful coexistence with the “modern world” broke down. Acting on a complaint about alleged illegal building, officials from the Watauga County Planning and Inspection Department raided Turtle Island last fall and found dozens of structures for which no permits were ever pulled. Citing numerous health and safety code violations,


Eustace Conway sits near horse-drawn farm implements at his Turtle Island Preserve in Triplett, N.C., on June 27.

the county attorney gave Conway three options: Bring the buildings up to minimum state standards, have an expert certify that they already met code and obtain proper permits, or tear them down. What ensued was more than just a battle of government versus the individual. It was also very much about the lines between what is real and what is “reality.” County Planning Director Joe Furman says the conflict started in late spring of 2012 with an anonymous phone call, followed about a week later by an unmarked envelope containing a crudely drawn but highly detailed, color-coded map. It showed buildings, road grading and wiring — all allegedly done without proper permitting, engineering or inspections. Unlike some of his fellow TV “Mountain Men,” who toil high in the Rockies or far out in the Alaskan wilderness, Conway is hardly cut off from civilization. Turtle Island lies near the Tennessee border, just a few miles east of Boone — a county seat of 17,000 residents whose population doubles when Appalachian State University, Conway’s alma mater, is in session. Just beyond the gravel road that leads into the 1,000-acre preserve, spacious, modern homes nestle on wooded lots within sight of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Once through the gates, everything changes. After crossing a dancing stream, the road opens onto a meadow ringed by a blacksmith shop, open-air kitchen and dining room, a corn crib and assorted other outbuildings. Dominating the

scene is a massive cantilevered barn, constructed of dovetailed logs and roofed with 5,000 hand-hewn, moss-covered shingles. The name comes from an American Indian creation myth about a great turtle that saved the world’s creatures from a cataclysmic flood by supporting them on its shell. “In the figurative sense,” Conway’s website explains, “we are an island of wilderness in a sea of development and destruction.” Not exactly, say local officials. After a cursory inspection, Furman says talks between his office and Conway broke down. So on Sept. 19, Furman came back with a warrant and sheriff’s deputies. Beginning with Conway’s own home, inspectors found the building lacked the minimum water and sewer connections. All of the buildings were constructed of wood milled on site, not the marked, graded lumber required in the building codes. Solar panels run the equipment in Conway’s little office, and a micro-hydroelectric plant installed by students from ASU’s Appropriate Technology Program powers a small workshop. Inspectors say they found wiring and junction boxes that were not up to code. The team noted a wood stove whose chimney was vented beneath a building’s metal roof, not through it, and unpermitted outhouses intended for public use. Several buildings were not connected to the stackedstone foundations supporting them. In his 78-page report,

consultant W.O. Whaley concluded that many of the buildings were “not structurally sound.” “The property in its present state presents a hazard to the safety of anyone near any of the structures,” he wrote. “I would suggest obtaining a court order to vacate the property to protect the lives of the public and the interns.” Conway and his supporters argued that Furman’s office was missing the point. How, he asked, can he teach primitive living in modern, cookie-cutter structures? “Human beings have built their own houses for thousands and thousands, and actually millions of years,” Conway says. “And now we can’t even build our own house with our own material that grows on our own land? That’s not some regulation that’s just a county problem. That’s a human rights issue.” To counter Whaley’s report, Conway posted a series of interviews with certified building inspector Drew Kelly on YouTube. Kelly said most of the buildings were constructed “at bare minimum, above what they’re wanting regular houses to be built at.” “Do they fit modern-day building codes?” Kelly said. “No. Because they’re not modern-day structures.” Conway doubts there ever was a complaint. He believes it’s no coincidence that his trouble with the planning department began during the first season of “Mountain Men.” But as the show illustrates, there can be a fine line between perception and reality. “What do I do for a living?” Conway says in the premiere episode. “I live for a living.” The show is mostly about man’s struggle against nature. But in Conway’s story line, a frequent adversary is “the government.” In season one’s second episode, titled “Mayhem,” Conway opens his mailbox to find an official-looking letter inside. He slits it open with his pocketknife. “Motion to claim exempt property?” he reads from the court document in his hand. “This is crazy. Damn attorney is paying the sheriff to serve me. Going to take all my land? .. Basically, I just got a letter saying, ‘Your life is over.’”




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In this photo provided by the National Transportation Safety Board, the board’s senior air safety investigator, Bob Gretz, back to camera, confers with emergency

responders on the scene of Friday morning’s crash of a Rockwell 960B airplane into a neighbohood in East Haven, Conn.

Pilot in deadly East Coast wreck survived earlier crash HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The plane accident that killed four people in a Connecticut neighborhood was not the first crash for the pilot, a former Microsoft executive who was taking his teenage son on a tour of East Coast colleges. The pilot, Bill Henningsgaard, was presumed killed along with his son, Maxwell, and two children who were inside a house struck by the small propeller-driven plane on Friday. Four bodies were recovered from the wreckage and sent to the Connecticut medical examiner’s office on Saturday for identification, officials said. Henningsgaard, a highly regarded philanthropist, was flying a small plane to Seattle in 2009 with his mother when the engine quit. He crash-landed on Washington’s Columbia River. “I forced myself to confront that fact that the situation any pilot fears —

a mid-air emergency, was happening right then, with my mother in the plane,” he wrote in a blog post days later. In the Connecticut crash, Henningsgaard was coming in for a landing at Tweed New Haven Airport in rainy weather just before noon when the plane struck two small homes, engulfing them in flames. The aircraft’s left wing lodged in one house and its right wing in the other, with its tail section coming to rest upside down. Two children, ages 1 and 13, have been missing since the plane crashed into their home. As their mother yelled for help from the front lawn, several people in the working-class neighborhood raced to rescue the children, but they were forced to turn back by the fire. Authorities said previously that as many as six people could have died in the crash, but East Haven Deputy Fire Chief

Anthony Moscato said the four recovered late Friday are believed to be the only victims. On Saturday, crews removed charred sections of the plane as National Transportation Safety Board investigators worked to determine the cause of the crash. The pilot’s family learned it was Bill Henningsgaard’s plane through the tail number, said his brother, Blair Henninsgaard, the city attorney in Astoria, Ore. In 2009, Bill Henningsgaard was flying from Astoria, Ore. with his 84-year-old mother to watch his daughter in a high school play when he crashed into the river as he tried to glide back to the airport. He and his mother, a former Astoria mayor, climbed out on a wing and were rescued. Henningsgaard was a member of Seattle-based Social Venture Partners, a foundation that helps build up communities.

CASCADE, Idaho (AP) — A man suspected of killing a California woman and her young son before fleeing with her 16-year-old daughter was killed in the Idaho wilderness and the teen was found safe Saturday, authorities said. James Lee DiMaggio, 40, was killed at the north end of Morehead Lake, San Diego Sheriff William D. Gore said. The shooting came after officers participating in a massive manhunt spotted a campsite from the air. The FBI said it was sending in a team to investigate the shooting, but offered few details. Gore said San Diego sheriff’s authorities have notified Hannah Anderson’s father that she was rescued. “He was very relieved and very excited and looking forward to being reunited with his

daughter,” Gore said. Plans are being made to reunite the two as soon as possible. Hannah has no apparent physical injuries, but she was taken to a hospital where crisis counselors, victim witness coordinators and health care providers are assisting her. “We will make sure she gets as much care as possible, physically and emotionally,” said Andrea Dearden, a spokeswoman from the Ada County Sheriff’s Department who has been leading the communication team for the interagency effort in Valley County. Dearden said she didn’t know if DiMaggio fired at officers. She said the teen and DiMaggio were spotted not far from where a horseback rider reported seeing the pair Wednesday. Federal and local law


WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Barack Obama, August was supposed to be the time when a major immigration bill landed on his desk. There was hope for movement on a deficit deal with Republicans, and in the optimistic early days of his second term, even a belief that he would have achieved stricter gun laws. Instead, Obama finds his fifth year in office beset by distractions, perhaps none with broader implications than the revelation of secret government surveillance programs. That matter dominated Obama’s hourlong news conference Friday. The issues that the White House had hoped to be promoting

this summer? They played a diminished role, if at all. The president set the tone, opening the session by announcing that he would work with Congress to make “appropriate reforms” to the National Security Agency surveillance programs. He also made clear that he had no intention of stopping the daily collection of Americans’ phone records. “Given the history of abuse by governments, it’s right to ask questions about surveillance, particularly as technology is reshaping every aspect of our lives,” he said, one day before leaving for a weeklong vacation on Martha’s Vineyard off the Massachusetts coast.

Even without the NSA disclosures, Obama still would face the same political dynamic with congressional Republicans that stalled progress on immigration, vanquished hope of a long-term budget bargain and defeated gun control and other administration priorities. It’s a reality of any administration that unexpected challenges can arise and shake up the carefully laid plans. But the scope of the surveillance programs, leaked by former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden, makes this an issue that’s probably will be more than a temporary distraction. LOTTO • HOOSIER WORK CARDS





WASHINGTON (AP) — For many students and teachers, summer vacation was more like summer term. Reading lists. Science camps. Portfolio development. The to-do list for kids and teachers sound remarkably alike. Schools are on the hook to improve student performance on high-stakes tests, administrators are eyeing more science and technology instruction, and parents are demanding more for their children. Some studies suggest students lose as much as two months of knowledge over the summer. Advocates say educators can’t expect their students to succeed if they, too, spend the summer months poolside. “Summer learning space is time for innovation,” said

Gary Huggins, chief executive officer of the National Summer Learning Association. “Innovation doesn’t flow easily into the school year.” That’s why summer programs used the past few months to try new things. Teachers in one of Chicago’s struggling elementary schools huddled for two months this summer to retool the reading curriculum for first- and second-graders. Elsewhere, more than 4,000 teachers turned to a weeklong lesson on water purification to see if parts of it could work during the school year. In New York City’s Harlem neighborhood, students spent six weeks flipping through books on everything from hip-hop to Depression-era toys in an

effort to spark an interest in reading and narrow the gap between the scores of rich and poor students. All were fresh approaches that could make their way into the school-year classrooms. Think of summer programs as a test drive for some lessons without the pressure, a chance to try something without consequences. If things don’t work out, the side effect is that maybe students don’t forget so much as they learned last year. “There’s been all this work done and investment made over the last nine months and then that investment stops,” said Pam Allyn, executive director of LitWorld, a literacy nonprofit. “For every kid — no matter where they live — out of school time is really problematic.”















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Inner workings of Indiana government rarely disclosed INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — More and more, the internal workings of Indiana government are being shown and the political pageantry stripped away in a reminder that the trappings of power are rarely trumpeted in news conferences, aired in campaign ads or otherwise pushed out to the public. The shock over former school Superintendent Tony Bennett’s grade-changing scandal might have had the biggest impact, costing a national education rock star his job as Florida education commissioner. But many other stories have been unearthed by Indiana media recently, showing a government that often operates more in private than public. The chief of staff to

Secretary of State Connie Lawson has spent the last five months negotiating a job with lobbying powerhouse The Corydon Group. An ongoing Indianapolis Star investigation uncovered that a contractor hired by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Elevate Ventures, had sent $800,000 in federal money meant for startup business to companies it had ties to. And the Indianapolis Business Journal uncovered a pay-toplay scandal at Indianapolis’ land bank program months before federal agents spent a day hauling records from the City-County Building and indictments were announced. There are many more investigations that have pulled back the curtain for

the public, and in each case the government didn’t issue any press releases for these stories. Instead, the stories Statehouse leaders have pushed have focused on job-creation task forces, the governor’s tax cut and other priorities. Bennett, in particular, has maintained that nothing wrong happened behind the scenes. Instead, he has said the news coverage of his grade-changing scandal “cheapened” all his other efforts at education overhaul. On July 31, Bennett sent a resignation note to former Gov. Mitch Daniels, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Patricia Levesque, executive director of Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education — three people who shaped

his efforts. “Regardless of how untrue the portrayal is about our work in Indiana, it cheapened what we tried to do,” Bennett wrote in the email, recently obtained by Florida press. “Yes, while I can stand up until my dying day and defend what we did as right, it did cheapen what we did. He called the 48 hours of intense media scrutiny since the story first broke “a living hell.” His incredible frustration at all of the attention is similar to the frustration of Indiana school leaders who could not get answers from his team on how their school grades were calculated. A few changes have made it easier to discover how elected officials are earning their public salaries.

SCHOOL: DeKalb students returned to school on Aug. 2 FROM PAGE A1


West Noble Students will return to West Noble schools on Monday, Aug. 19. There will be few changes for students and staff, but parents are being reminded that fewer bus stops will be made in the central part of Ligonier this school year. Any student living within an approximately half-mile or five-block area will be required to walk to the West Noble Primary building to board an assigned bus to the U.S. 33 campus. Students living in that zone will return in the afternoon to the West Noble Primary School building and walk home. More details on the changes are available at

Central Noble Central Noble schools will open for the 2013-2014 school year Wednesday. The schools will have a new resource officer from the Noble County Sheriff’s Department. Deputy Dave Worman will step into that role. Also, a new security software called Filewave is in use on all of the school’s iPads to keep them from being used in inappropriate ways.



Onion Days Parade A color guard of Boy, Cub, Venture and Sea scouts leads off the 2013 Wolf Lake Onion Days Parade Saturday in Wolf Lake. The guard consisted of members of Boy

Scout Troop 509, Cub Scout packs 3509 and 3111, Sea Scout Ship 5111 and Venture Crew 2111. The festival concluded Saturday.

BENGHAZI: Extended closures have consequences for U.S. diplomacy FROM PAGE A1

compound in Pakistan. But the terrorist network’s affiliates continue to threaten the U.S. “Although they are less likely to be able to carry out spectacular homeland attacks like 9/11, they have the capacity to go after our embassies,” Obama said. “They have the capacity to go after our businesses. They have the capacity to be destabilizing and disruptive in countries where the security apparatus is weak. And that’s what we are seeing now.” “We are not going to completely eliminate terrorism,” he said. “What we can do is to weaken it and

to strengthen our partners so that it does not pose the kind of horrible threat that it posed on 9/11.” Obama didn’t talk specifically about the threat or the embassy closings. But U.S. officials familiar with internal discussions acknowledged that last year’s deadly attack on a U.S. facility in Benghazi was playing a role in the decisionmaking. They said the White House, in particular, was insisting on handling the situation with extra caution, and only reopening embassies and consulates to the public when no meaningful threat persisted. They spoke on condition of anonymity

because they weren’t authorized to talk publicly about the deliberations. Extended closures have consequences for U.S. diplomacy. It means would-be tourists and those traveling on business have to wait for visas, pickpocketed Americans can’t get new passports and fewer personnel are at work promoting human rights, facilitating trade deals or coordinating with foreign governments on issues vital to U.S. security and economic growth. It also takes a toll on the U.S. image in countries with anti-American sentiment already. The shutdown order for diplomatic facilities from

northwest Africa to Bangladesh stands in sharp contrast to the approach the administration favored last September under different circumstances. The current danger across much of North Africa and the Middle East concerns a potential al-Qaida attack stemming from lawless Yemen, while the Pakistan closures relate to a flurry of deadly militant attacks there. The threat a year ago was more amorphous and even less predictable, focusing primarily on a flood of protests from West Africa to the Philippines over an amateur, anti-Islam film made by an Egyptian living in the United States.

REENACTMENT: Event included chicken barbecue, demonstrations FROM PAGE A1

drew a constant stream of visitors, all curious about the life of a Civil War soldier. “People really want to know what it was like to live then,” said re-enactor Jerry Culbertson, a member of the group. “The number of people we saw, the number of people we talked to, it really exceeded my expectations.” From a chicken barbecue to demonstrations on how to make hardtack and how to spin yarn, the courthouse lawn was packed with visitors curious about life in the 1860s. Dressed in a Civil War-style dress and headpiece, Indiana state senator and LaGrange County resident C. Susan Glick helped kick off the event by delivering a keynote address Saturday morning from the steps of the courthouse gazebo. The Civil War History Day event was free and open to the public.

“I love history, and a lot of people told me they do, too. If one other person left here believing they learned something new about history, then I am happy.” Jean Fremion-McKibben A CWHD event organizer

• Joining in the celebration were the Shipshewana Area Historical Association, the LaGrange County Historical Society, which opened the doors to its museum to the public, as well as the LaGrange County Public Library, which used its community room to display a collection of Civil War vintage quilts and artifacts. Young called the first-ever event a huge success. “All the feedback I heard was positive,” she said late Saturday afternoon. Some of the guests visiting the courthouse history

celebration said they were on their way to the LaGrange County fairgrounds where the Northeast Indiana Steam and Gas Association was holding its 32nd annual Steam and Gas Show. The history day organizers admitted they originally decided to hold the historical celebration on the same weekend as the Steam and Gas Show, hoping visitors would attend both events. Jean Fremion-McKibben, a history day organizer, said people told her they enjoyed the chance to glance at life in LaGrange County 150

years ago. “I love history, and a lot of people told me they do, too,” she said. “If one other person left here believing they learned something new about history, then I am happy.” One thing Fremion-McKibben said she thought helped bring visitors to the courthouse was Saturday’s weather, clear skies and somewhat cool temperatures for an Indiana August. “How do you beat this?” she asked, gesturing toward the sky. Both Fremion-McKibben and Young admitted they haven’t had much time to start thinking about whether to make the celebration an annual event, but each seemed to be leaning in that direction. Young said many of the people she talked to hinted they’d like to see the event return to LaGrange next summer. “Everybody seems to want to know what we’re going to do next year,” Young said.

School starts Tuesday, August 20 for all Lakeland school corporation students. This year, the school will be handing out iPads to kindergarten through seventhgrade students to use in the classroom. The school has acquired one laptop for every two K-7 students, moving toward the school system’s goal of providing each student with a digital device]. The program will roll out in September. All eighth-grade students will be issued laptops they can use in the school. As the school year progresses, they can earn the right to take the laptops home to study. Lakeland High School students receive school-issued laptops and immediately can take home the computers to complete their studies.

Prairie Heights Students return to classes Tuesday, Aug. 20, Alan Middleton, superintendent said. The district will start the 2013-14 school year with many administrative changes. Middleton is retiring after the upcoming year. His replacement has not yet been chosen by the board of education. Jeff Reed is now assistant superintendent, Jeremy Swander now heads Prairie Heights High School as its new principal after Donell Houser’s retirement, Andy Arndt comes from the Fremont schools to become high school assistant principal, and Vicki Walker will serve as principal of Prairie Heights Middle School after serving as assistant superintendent in charge of special services. The district is working on a new security entry system, and work continues on the athletic field, which is nearly ready to be seeded. Lights have been installed on the softball field.

Westview Classes for Westview students begin Tuesday. They will arrive to find buildings newly equipped with wireless connectivity and new telephone systems. “Our teachers have been given laptops and will be more mobile, with the ability to move around the classrooms while still using their computers,” said Superintendent Randy Zimmerly.

Metropolitan School District of Steuben County The first student day for schools in the Metropolitan School District of Steuben County is Aug. 21.

New this year will be a return to the traditional, seven-class schedule from the block schedule at Angola High School. To accommodate the change, this year the high school will start classes at 8 a.m, 10 minutes earlier than last year. Also, Ryan Park will greet a new principal this year. Amy Heavin has replaced Michael Christ, who retired.

Fremont Friday will be the first day for students in Fremont Community Schools. Superintendent Lori Vaughn said the corporation is preparing to make facility updates. “We sold a bond last year in preparation for a guaranteed energy savings contract and the work associated with the numerous facility updates, including HVAC systems and lighting. Project completion is slated for (this) week, prior to our students and staff returning,” she said Fremont’s administrative team remains the same. The district has a new, one-year kindergarten teacher to fill a maternity leave and a new elementary school art teacher to replace a teacher who retired.

Hamilton Students at Hamilton Community Schools return to classes Wednesday. Elementary Principal Barbara Weber said students will see noticeable advancements in the school’s push to place computers in every student’s lap. The district will issue Lenovo laptops to students in grades 6-12 students. Elementary students will use iPads, Weber said. At the elementary level, Hamilton will teach a new reading and language arts program that pushes all components of reading, among other focuses, Weber said. DeKalb Central Students returning to DeKalb Central classrooms Tuesday will find new administrators in several of the district’s schools. Kyle Kirby is the new principal at DeKalb High School, and Kimberly Fifer moves from her principal position at Country Meadow Elementary to principal at DeKalb Middle School. Caleb Miner, previously the middle school associate principal, will fill the opening left by Fifer at Country Meadow. Matt Vince is the new middle school associate principal and Nichole Veit is the new principal at Waterloo Elementary School. In the district’s central office, former DeKalb Middle School math teacher Lance Brauchla will become the district’s chief financial officer.

Garrett Garrett-Keyser-Butler Schools will open for students Monday. G-K-B is one of only three districts in the state being recognized for a new, cuttingedge, personalized learning initiative. “The concept takes a holistic view of the individual, skill levels, interests, strengths and challenges and prior knowledge. The learner owns his or her learning,” said Tonya Weaver, director of administration and innovation at GarrettKeyser-Butler. Learning is tailored to the individual needs of each learner instead of by age or grade level.

DeKalb Eastern DeKalb Eastern students returned to the classroom Aug. 2, the earliest known school start in the district’s history. The final student day will be May 30. Following every grading period, teachers and students will have two-week breaks. The district changed its calendar due to the Affordable Health Care act, how it relates to insurance offered to employees who work 30 hours or more, and financial obligations associated with the act, said Superintendent Dr. Jeff Stephens.




Business owners attend Oakland Olive Oil Summit


This Jan. 13, 2005, aerial file photo shows Los Pajaritos petrochemical complex that belongs to Mexico’s

state-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) in Coatzacoalcos in the state of Veracruz, Mexico.

State-owned Mexican oil monopoly faces overhaul MEXICO CITY (AP) — The cornerstone of Mexico’s economy, its state-owned Pemex oil monopoly, is crumbling. An unnoticed gas leak at its flagship Mexico City headquarters caused an explosion that collapsed three floors and killed 37 people this year. Thieves by the thousands tap into the company’s pipelines, resulting in frequent fiery blasts and damaging leaks. Pemex has barely broken ground on its biggest investment project, a $9 billion refinery, four years after it was announced. Worst of all, Mexico’s oil fields are drying up and Pemex lacks the equipment to explore for new reserves in deep water or to extract shale gas. Production has plunged about 25 percent over the last decade, and a country that was once a significant oil power could become a

net energy importer in a few years unless new production is brought online. Within days, President Enrique Pena Nieto is expected to propose the most sweeping changes in decades to rescue Petroleos Mexicanos. But the initiative is under ferocious attack even before it’s been made, largely because he is expected to propose loosening the government’s near-total monopoly on oil exploration and production. The passion over oil arises from one of Mexico’s proudest moments: President Lazaro Cardenas nationalized the industry in 1938, kicking out 17 foreign oil companies that Mexicans believe had been looting the country’s wealth. Seventy-five years later, most Mexicans still bristle at any hint of involvement by private companies, especially foreigners, even if Pemex

itself is encrusted with barnacles of a powerful and bloated union, inefficiency, theft, corruption and outdated technology. The most controversial part of Pena’s plan will likely seek to encourage private investment and technology, possibly including risk-sharing, production-sharing or concessionary agreements, which are banned by Mexico’s constitution. Pena Nieto repeatedly has assured Mexicans that his plan will not privatize the industry. In the most likely scenario, it would allow private firms to share in a percentage of the oil they find, or revenue from it. At present, the law limits them to straight contractual work with incentive bonuses. “Mexico cannot delay the transformation of its energy sector any longer,” Sen. David Penchyna wrote in a recent newspaper column.

AUBURN — Terry and Lori Berndt, owners of The Olive Twist Inc., attended the second annual International Olive Oil Summit July 27-28 in Oakland, Calif. The educational summit featured speeches and seminars by olive oil experts from around the world and was attended by hundreds of olive oil retailers. On the first day of the summit, the Berndts had lunch with journalist Tom Mueller, author of the book, “Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil,” and shared in the day’s full slate of activities. On the second day, they attended an olive oil sensory-tasting school taught by representatives of the Organizzazione Nazionale Assaggiiatori Olio di Oliva, one of the most-respected olive oil schools in the world. The ONAOO assisted the Berndts with

the steps for properly tasting and grading olive oil and provided instructions on how to distinguish a quality olive oil and separate out one that is rancid, musty, muddy, or in any other way defective. “Most people think rancid oil is what good olive oil is supposed to taste like. But it is the mission of The Olive Twist to educate and share quality olive oil with our friends, family and customers,” said Lori Berndt. “Rancid or bad olive oil in our diets is playing a large role in some of today’s health issues. Conversely, there are many health benefits from using quality extra-virgin olive oil in our diets.” Berndt said EVOO should be used within one year of its crush date—because as a fruit juice, olive oil can quickly become rancid, especially if it is not stored properly. To maintain

its healthy attributes and prevent rancidity, Berndt recommends storing olive oil out of sunlight, away from heat and sealed with a cork. Detailed storage instructions are available at both retail locations of The Olive Twist, at 6410 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 7A, Fort Wayne, and 115 N. Main St., Auburn. To educate local consumers on the benefits and uses of extra-virgin olive oil, The Olive Twist soon will be scheduling more of its in-house Olive Oil 101 classes, Berndt said. In addition, she will be teaching Olive Oil 101 on Nov. 5 in partnership with the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Division of Continuing Studies. Berndt is a client of the Northeast Indiana Small Business Development Center, which assisted her in starting her new business in 2010.

U.S. power grid in better shape BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

The U.S. electrical grid is better managed and more flexible a decade after its largest blackout but remains vulnerable to increasingly extreme weather, cybersecurity threats, and stress caused by shifts in where and how power is produced. Many worry the grid isn’t fully prepared for the new and emerging challenges, even though an analysis conducted for The Associated Press shows maintenance spending has

steadily increased since North America’s largest blackout. “This job of reliability is kind of impossible, in the sense that there’s just so many things that could happen that it’s hard to be sure that you’re covering all the bases,” said William Booth, a senior electricity adviser with the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The industry has mostly addressed the failures blamed on a tree branch in Ohio that touched a power line and set off outages that cascaded

across eight states and parts of Canada the afternoon of Aug. 14, 2003, darkening computer screens, halting commuter trains, and cutting lights and air conditioners for 50 million people. Grid operators who didn’t initially realize what was happening now have a nearly real-time view of the system and are better equipped to stop problems from growing. Utilities share more information and systematically trim trees near high-voltage power lines.



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PRESEASON N.Y. GIANTS ............................18 PITTSBURGH........................13

Briefly •

Phillips’ threes lead Fever over Atlanta INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — With All-Star Shavante Zellous sidelined by a foot injury, the Indiana Fever had to make another lineup change Saturday. That left the Atlanta Dream little time to prepare for Zellous’ replacement, Erin Phillips. Making her first start of the season, Phillips set a career high with five 3-pointers to help the Fever defeat the Dream 80-66. The victory brought the defending WNBA champions back to .500 at 11-11. Zellous became the ninth different Fever player to miss a game due to injury this season. She was averaging a career-best 15 points this season. Tamika Catchings scored 21 points to lead the Fever, who bounced back from a loss on Thursday.





Furyk, Dufner share PGA lead PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — The final moments Saturday at Oak Hill brought out more emotion as big putts kept falling in the PGA Championship, with one big difference. These putts were for par. Jim Furyk, after a 3-wood struck so poorly off the 18th tee that he couldn’t have reached the green even if he had been in the fairway, worked his way up the 472-yard hole until he had a 15-foot putt from the fringe to keep a one-shot lead. The ball curled into the left corner of the cup, and the 43-year-old emphatically shook his fist. Adam Scott, whose sweet swing turned sour on the last few holes, was on the verge of letting the lead get another shot away from him when he knocked in a 15-foot putt for par on the 17th hole, bowed his head and pumped his fist. And then there was Jason Dufner, whose disappointment turned to surprise on the 18th hole when he took a step toward the cup to tap in a missed putt and watched gravity pull it into the hole for a par that put him in the final group. Perhaps those scenes were a prelude for Sunday, the final round of the final major of the year. “It’s only going to get harder,” Furyk said. Oak Hill finally had enough elements for a tough test, and


Jim Furyk hits out of a bunker on the 11th hole during the third round of the PGA Championship

Furyk showed enough of his western Pennsylvania grit for a 2-under 68 and a one-shot lead over Dufner. Grinding to the end in a swirling wind that cast doubt on so many shots, Furyk closed with two clutch putts — one for birdie to regain the lead, the par putt to keep it — that put him 18 holes

Saturday. Furyk and Jason Dufner are tied for the lead entering today’s final round.

away from winning another major 10 years after his U.S. Open title. There was nothing fancy about the way he worked his way to the top of the leaderboard at 9-under 201, but then, that’s rarely the case with Furyk. He made three birdies and two tough pars on the back nine, and the one bogey was a bunker shot that hit the pin and

rolled 7 feet away. He was so wrapped up in his game that he didn’t even know the score. “Give me a leaderboard. Where are we at?” he asked before he was told he was one shot ahead of Dufner, and two clear of Henrik Stenson. SEE PGA, PAGE B2

Colts set for game action Giants topple Steelers INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck knows what EJ Manuel can expect Sunday afternoon. It could be a learning experience for the rookie. “It’s a fun time,” Luck said. “There’s a lot of learning that goes on and a lot of that learning is a bit on the fly, if you will.” Luck was a quick learner. His first NFL pass went for a 63-yard touchdown to running back Donald Brown. Manuel will attempt to duplicate the feat when the Bills and Colts meet in the in same venue where Luck’s career began last year, Lucas Oil Stadium. The feature attraction will be watching the two highest-chosen quarterbacks in the last two drafts. Luck, the No. 1 overall pick in 2012, lived up to the hype with one of the best rookie seasons in NFL history. Manuel was a surprise choice at No. 16 overall this year and was the only quarterback taken in the first round. Their resumes look like complete opposites. The Colts lost enough games to win the Luck lottery, then cut Peyton Manning and once they settled on Luck, immediately installed him as the starter. No questions, no controversies. Manuel had to fight his way into the first round and is now competing for the Bills’ starting


Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) hands off to running back Vick Ballard during practice this week. The Colts open preseason action today vs. Buffalo.

job. While he has taken more snaps in training camp than his nearest competitor, Kevin Kolb, and will start Sunday, there’s a long way to go before new Bills coach Doug Marrone declares a winner. Kolb is trying to recover from a left knee injury he sustained last Saturday when he slipped on a wet rubber mat at practice last Saturday. Marrone said Kolb will dress for the game but may not play. He’s also not putting Manuel on

a play count. “I talked to the team today, I said listen, here’s what we’re going to do, if you’re healthy, in your mind you’re prepared to play the whole game,” Marrone said. “That’s how you have to look at it until I take you out.” What should be expected from the rookie? A big arm and his ability to run were the primary reasons Buffalo selected Manuel. But he’s been SEE COLTS, PAGE B2

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Eli Manning hit Victor Cruz for a 57-yard touchdown pass and the New York Giants beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 18-13 in the preseason opener for both teams Saturday night. Cruz slipped by William Gay and Troy Polamalu, then outran Ryan Clark to score on his first reception since signing a $43 million contract in the offseason. Manning finished 2 of 5 for 73 yards. The Giants scored on both drives the offensive starters were in the game. Ben Roethlisberger completed 4 of 8 passes for 36 yards for Pittsburgh, leading the Steelers to a field goal on their second possession. Rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones, the 17th overall pick in the draft, recovered a fumble in his professional debut. Running back Le’Veon Bell, the team’s second-round pick, did not play due to a sore left knee. Cruz is coming off a Pro Bowl season in which he established himself as one of the best deep threats in the game.

EN begins life after Sharp

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East Noble’s Alyn Clark watches her tee shot on the tenth hole on Saturday during the East Noble Invitational.

KENDALLVILLE — The post Katie Sharp era might not be so bad. Playing without the four-time state qualifier, who has now moved on to Michigan State, East Noble’s golf team came away with a fourth-place finish in Saturday’s East Noble Invitational. “Life after Katie might not be as bad as we thought,” said East Noble coach Richard Bentz. “This is my 30th year of doing this, and it might be more of a normal-type year. But we have decent golfers, just not the keeper low score we had. “We’re getting better each day and it would be really nice to come back Tuesday and beat that score.” The Knights will take part in the Snider Invitational on Tuesday, which will also be played at the


Hope Kelham of DeKalb watches her tee shot off hole No. 9 during Saturday’s East Noble Invitational.

Noble Hawk course. DeKalb also took part in Saturday’s East Noble Invitational and placed sixth with a 375 team score. NorthWood took the tournament title with a

327, which was 15 strokes ahead of second-place Warsaw (342). “They had three scores in the 70s, that makes it tough,” Bentz said. “They SEE GIRLS GOLF, PAGE B2



Tigers keep rolling with rout of Yanks BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Miguel Cabrera homered against the Yankees again and had three hits while playing on a bandaged leg and Torii Hunter connected and drove in four runs, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 9-3 victory over New York on Saturday. Anibal Sanchez (10-7) tossed seven easy innings against a Yankees lineup that was without Alex Rodriguez. Manager Joe Girardi said he was giving the third baseman a day off after he struck out three times in his season debut in the Bronx. Austin Jackson followed a four-hit, three-double night Friday with a homer and triple against the organization that drafted him. Don Kelly had a two-run single after Phil Hughes (4-11) was lifted in a four-run fifth to help the AL Central leaders win for the 17th time in 21 games since the All-Star break. Hunter and Kelly each had three of Detroit’s 17 hits and Victor Martinez had an RBI double. Lounging on a clubhouse couch Saturday morning, Cabrera was wearing a big, square Band-Aid over the spot on his left shin where he fouled one of two balls Friday night before homering off Mariano Rivera to send the game into

extra innings. Detroit lost that one to end a 12-game win streak, but the Tigers rolled along Saturday behind the hobbled Triple Crown winner. Cabrera singled in the first and connected in the third for his 35th of the year. He singled against Hughes in the fifth, slowly working his way around the bases and scoring on Kelly’s two-run single in a four-run inning. A-Rod, who bolted the ballpark before talking to the media Friday night, was not surprised that Cabrera was able to homer while in so much pain. “The guy is amazing. I mean that was a joke,” Rodriguez said Saturday. “Everyone thought he was dead — it was like the movies, you’ve got to shoot him to make sure he’s dead. I knew he wasn’t coming out of the game and said, ‘Don’t fall for that bait of limping around.’ He’s a dangerous guy.” Hunter homered off Joba Chamberlain in the sixth to make it 9-2. Fans booed the little-used reliever about as much as they jeered Hughes, who failed to get past the fifth inning for the ninth time in 22 starts this season. Jackson tripled over the head of center fielder Brett Gardner to start the game, and he scored on Hunter’s


PGA: Furyk to keep focus on his own game in final round FROM PAGE B1

“I’m comfortable with where I’m at,” Furyk said. “There’s a crowded leaderboard at the top, and instead of really viewing it as who is leading and who is not, I’m really viewing it as I need to go out there tomorrow and put together a good, solid round of golf. Fire a good number and hope it stacks up well.” Dufner was eight shots worse than his record-tying 63, but at least he got into the final group at the PGA Championship for the second time in three years. At the Atlanta Athletic Club in 2011, he had a four-shot lead with four holes to go and lost to Keegan Bradley AP in a playoff. Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland after Hunter hit a three-run home run “I was young, new to greets Torii Hunter (48) at the dugout during the sixth inning Saturday. doing the majors,” Dufner said. “I think that was the Martinez had an RBI double bottom of the fifth with sacrifice fly. Cabrera third or fourth major I a two-run drive to right. off Preston Claiborne with homered in the third, and played in. So hopefully, the Overbay added an RBI Cabrera slowly chugging Jackson sent a one-out line experience I’ve had since single in the ninth. into third. He scored on drive over the left-field then will pull me through Sanchez did not allow Kelly’s two-run single for a fence in the fifth. and give me a chance to win a baserunner until Gardner 6-0 lead. The slumped-shouldered tomorrow.” led off the fourth by fisting Chamberlain relieved Hughes was lifted following Stenson, a runner-up with two on in the sixth, and a blooper to right that went Hunter’s single. He allowed at the British Open three seven hits and four runs in 4 gave up Hunter’s 13th of the only a few yards farther weeks ago, dropped only than a shard of his broken year on his third pitch. 1-3 innings, striking out six one shot over the last 16 bat that landed in between Lyle Overbay had pulled without a walk. holes and ran in a pair of first and second base. New York to 6-2 in the Cabrera then singled and 12-foot birdie putts for a 69 and was two shots behind. Sweden’s odds of winning a major have never been this high. Stenson will play in the penultimate group with Jonas Blixt, who had a 66. BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The surprise was Scott, earned, in five-plus innings. Cardinals to win a series in decisions. The left-hander throws to first base, another who was poised to seize Conor Gillaspie lined a He walked five, struck out St. Louis for the first time in hasn’t lost since July 5. on a grounder that got go-ahead single in the sixth two and hasn’t won a start nearly three years. Ubaldo Jimenez (8-7) through him. All San Diego control at any moment. Scott blasted a driver on inning and the Chicago since July 6. Matt Holliday homered allowed three runs in 6 managed off the errors was the uphill, 318-yard 14th White Sox rallied to beat Gillaspie put the White twice for St. Louis, which 1-3 innings for the reeling two unearned runs. the Minnesota Twins 5-4 on Sox ahead 5-4 in the sixth lost its fourth in a row. Indians, who committed a Venable hit his team-high hole that was so pure he snatched his tee from the Saturday. on an RBI single off reliever Chicago won for the third season-high four errors and 15th homer in the eighth ground as the ball was still Jordan Danks homered Anthony Swarzak. The time in four games. trail Detroit by eight games inning off reliever Manny rising. It stopped 25 feet and rookie Andre Rienzo White Sox had tied it on The Cubs trailed 4-2 in the American League Parra. below the cup, and he had an pitched 5 1-3 innings in his Blake Tekotte’s sacrifice entering the eighth, but tied Central. Cleveland began Tyson Ross (3-5) gave eagle putt to tie for the lead. home debut as the White fly after Avisail Garcia led it 4-4 on Darwin Barney’s its seven-game homestand up Brandon Phillips’ RBI The Australian two-putted Sox snapped a five-game off with a single for his first two-out, two-run double three games out of first, single in the first, one of for birdie, and two holes losing streak against the White Sox hit, Danks drew by off reliever Trevor but was swept in four only four hits he allowed later fell back with a double Twins. a walk and Josh Phegley Rosenthal (1-3). Navarro games by the Tigers and over seven innings. Huston bogey on the 16th. Scott The White Sox have sacrificed them over. followed with his fifth has dropped the first two Street pitched the ninth for won just three of their 11 The White Sox went pinch-hit RBI of the season to the Angels, who came his 22nd save in 23 chances. escaped further damage with a 15-foot par save on the games against Minnesota ahead 1-0 in the first inning to give Chicago a 5-4 lead. into town with a four-game Three of Cincinnati’s 17th and managed a 72. He this season and will try to on Paul Konerko’s sacrifice Blake Parker (1-1) picked losing streak. errors came behind Tony was four shots behind, along split the four-game series fly with the bases loaded. up the victory for the Cubs, Mike Trout reached base Cingrani (5-2), who had Sunday. Danks hit a leadoff home who last won a series in St. for a 40th consecutive game. to throw a lot of pitches to with Steve Stricker, who had Justin Morneau and run in the second inning for Louis on Sept. 13-15, 2010. Padres 3, Reds 1 make up for the extra outs. a 70. Those were the only five Oswaldo Arcia homered for a 2-0 lead. The homer was Angels 7, Indians 2 Will Venable homered The left-hander needed 92 the Twins. his second of the season and C.J. Wilson won his for the second game in to get through five innings players within five shots of the lead. David Purcey (1-1) first since May 6. fourth consecutive decision a row, and San Diego’s while allowing only two Still with an outside struck out two in an inning Cubs 6, Cardinals 5 and the Los Angeles Angels depleted offense took hits and two unearned chance was Rory McIlroy, for the win. Addison Reed Pinch-hitter Dioner sent the Indians to their advantage of Cincinnati’s runs. who came to life with three earned his 28th save in 33 Navarro hit a run-scoring sixth straight loss. season-high four errors. The Padres have won birdies over his last six chances. double in the eighth inning Wilson (12-6) allowed Third baseman Jack their last six games against holes for a 67. McIlroy, Mike Pelfrey (4-10) to cap a three-run rally and two runs in 5 1-3 innings for Hannahan had three of the left-handed starters since trying to join Tiger Woods allowed five runs, four the Chicago Cubs beat the his eighth win in his last 11 errors — two on off-target July 11. and Padraig Harrington as the only repeat winners of the PGA in the stroke-play era, knocked in a 40-foot birdie putt on the 17th and then showed more emotion than he has all year when he FROM PAGE B1 chipped in for birdie on the see if the rebuilt offensive 18th. inconsistent at training line can protect Luck any “It was good to feel the camp, especially when he’s better than last season when sort of rush again,” McIlroy been under pressure, and he was sacked 41 times. said. he had a slow start at last Luck said earlier in the He was at 3 under, still weekend’s scrimmage game. week that he wanted to play “I think the biggest thing a significant amount of time. six shots behind. Woods, meanwhile, will is to just go out and relax Don’t count on it. have to wait eight more and play football,” Manuel “I’m sure someday he’ll months to end his drought in said. be calling all the shots the majors. He opened with The quarterbacks won’t around here,” Pagano said. two bogeys in three holes be the only big story line in “But going into his second and shot a 73 to fall 13 shots this preseason opener. year, we still have some New Bills linebacker control over his play time so behind. It was a shocking performance from the Jerry Hughes and new we’re going to do our due Colts linebacker Kelvin diligence and be smart about world’s No. 1 player, mainly because he was coming off a Sheppard will have a chance guys like Andrew.” seven-shot win at Firestone to show their former teams The Bills, meanwhile, that included a 61. they made a mistake by look like the Colts of a JAMES FISHER Woods has made only dealing them away this past year ago. They’ve changed DeKalb’s Kelsey Helmkamp tees off at Invitational. The Barons placed sixth as offseason. coaches, general managers, seven birdies in 54 holes — hole No. 9 during Saturday’s East Noble a team. four of them on par 3s. Indianapolis will finally coordinators and let some British Open champion get to put its new offense old stalwarts go. Receiver and revamped defense on the Stevie Johnson (hamstring) Phil Mickelson was even worse. He sprayed the ball field, and offensive coordiand safety Jairus Byrd all over Oak Hill on his way nator Pep Hamilton and won’t play. Byrd still FROM PAGE B1 to a 78, matching his highest Kelham finished with an 85 three returning lettermen we second-year coach Chuck hasn’t signed his franchise score ever in the PGA had a 70 from a sophomore and Helmkamp shot an 87. have,” Clark said. “We also Pagano will be looking to tender. Championship. and a 72 from a freshman. Following for the Barons have a strong underclassman No one looked terribly They’ll be good for a while.” were Sydney Weghorst (94), in Cooper Handshoe that is comfortable at the start, not Following NorthWood MaKayla Schannen (109) playing her part.” with the swirling wind and and Warsaw were Bishop and Christy Williams (116). Cooper Handshoe posted water hazard that winds its Dwenger (350), East Noble Alyn Clark led the East an 87 on Saturday, the way along the front nine. (351), Elkhart Central (372) Noble effort with an 81 on CINCINNATI (AP) — inadvertently injure it Knights’ second-high score. U.S. Open champion and DeKalb (375). Jaycee Saturday. Bengals receiver Andrew more,” Lewis said. “It gives Following were Logan Justin Rose fell apart early Bunner of Blackhawk “I just want to be a strong Handshoe (91), Becca Hawkins will wear a cast it a chance to settle down with back-to-back double Christian was medalist for team player and get a strong Alwine (92) and Kacey for 10 days to try to heal his and begin to mend. He’s bogeys that sent him to a the meet with a 1-under par score,” Clark explained. “I sprained left ankle, making very optimistic that he’ll be VanWagner (98). 42. He wound up with a 69. NorthWood freshman it doubtful he’ll be ready for ready to go at some point try not to worry about being The East Noble junior 77. Scott opened with a Heidi Morganthaler followed another Katie Sharp. I just the season opener. here, so we’ll see. varsity team also partic20-foot birdie putt, only to with a 72. Coach Marvin Lewis said “At least for the next 10 work to be the best I can ipated and finished with DeKalb was led by the Saturday that Hawkins will days or so he’s going to be in follow with back-to-back be.” a 430 team total. Taylor bogeys. And when Dufner duo of Kelsey Helmkamp Clark also led the Knights Dodson led the JV team with be evaluated again when the this cast. Then we’ll have a and Hope Kelham. Kelham cast is removed and the club little better update after that.” ended his string of pars by with a 92 at the Homestead a 100, followed by Mariah driving into the creek on benefitted from a strong will have a better idea how Invitational, where the squad Hernandez (103), Maddie If he’s not ready for the No. 5 for double bogey, it start, firing a 41 on the front shot a 405 to finish seventh. Sherbondy (110), Brandi long he’ll be sidelined. opener Sept. 8 in Chicago, appeared that this tournanine. Both golfers finished “It allows the opportu“We’re looking pretty Schermerhorn (117) and he could be placed on ment was wide open. with 44s on the back nine. nity to make sure we don’t strong right now with the Maddie Cripe (118). injured reserve.

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Ambrose wins pole at Glen Kesolowski gets WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — When rain cut short Sprint Cup practice at Watkins Glen International and he struggled to find balance in his car, Marcos Ambrose blasted his team in the garage. “I did lose my cool,” Ambrose said. “I didn’t feel like we made enough progress for the race and for qualifying. I just didn’t think it was feeling right. I just didn’t quite feel like we were good enough.” He is now. Ambrose shattered the Cup track record on Saturday to win the pole for today’s Cheez-It 355, turning a fast lap of 128.241 mph in the No. 9 Ford for Richard Petty Motorsports to easily eclipse the mark of 127.020 set a year ago by Juan Pablo Montoya. It was the 12th track record set this year in qualifying for the new Gen-6 car. For Ambrose, it was his third career pole and first at The Glen as he seeks his third straight victory at the historic road course in upstate New York. “It’s a very special moment for me. They did a good job to calm me down and not overreact to what I was saying, and it worked out really well,” Ambrose said of his crew. “We were catching up all day yesterday. “This has not been the best qualifying track for me,” Ambrose said. “I’m proud of today. Getting the pole was awesome. The car felt great. I think that bodes really well for tomorrow. If we can keep this form down, I think that our car will be good for the race, and when you have track position, that’s going to help us a lot.” Clint Bowyer qualified second and Michael Waltrip Racing teammate Martin Truex Jr. was third, followed by AJ

first win at Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Brad Keselowski has always had a fondness for Watkins Glen International, and that fondness just grew a bit more. The reigning Sprint Cup champion, who had finished second three times in the past two years at The Glen, led 49 laps in the Nationwide Zippo 200 and finally notched that elusive first career road course victory Saturday. “I don’t know, it’s hard to explain. I can remember coming here with my dad (in the 1990s), just always having a love affair with this track,” said Keselowski, runner-up to Marcos AP Ambrose in the past two Marcos Ambrose (9) drives during Glen, N.Y. Ambrose took the pole for Cup races at the track. qualifying for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint today’s race with a top speed of 128.241 “There’s something about Cup Series race Saturday in Watkins miles per hour. this track. I have a very deep appreciation for it. It’s been “On the track yesterday, “It just helps our Allmendinger and Kyle a great race track for me.” we were faster than he situation,” Ambrose said. Busch. Keselowski passed Joey (Ambrose) was, so we’ll just Logano for the lead with 16 “The last two years I’ve Max Papis, subbing for have to wait and see,” Truex laps to go, then held off Sam come back through the the injured Tony Stewart in said. “Track conditions are field. We’ve had luck on the No. 14, qualified 29th. Hornish Jr. in a dominant going to be a lot different our side. I was doing it the Stewart, who has a Cup-reperformance for Penske tomorrow than they were hard way. This year, if you cord five wins at Watkins Racing. yesterday in practice. I feel have a good day, you can Glen, is sidelined with a Keselowski, who finished like we can have a great day second to Carl Edwards be in control longer. We’re broken right leg suffered tomorrow with the speed very focused on staying in Monday in a sprint car race despite leading more than that we’ve had in our cars front.” in Iowa. half of this race a year ago, Gordon and Mark Martin all weekend long.” Reigning Sprint Cup won for the fourth straight Truex made long runs champion Brad Keselowski, are the only drivers to win time over five months in in practice to see what in the hunt for a berth in the three straight at Watkins NASCAR’s second-tier effect that had on the Glen, and they did it in the Chase for the championseries. It was his 24th career brakes. Racing around 1990s. ship, will start eighth, while Nationwide win, tying him the high-speed, 2.45-mile Under NASCAR’s new chase contender Kurt Busch with Tommy Houston for layout can take a toll on road-course qualifying, the qualified 13th. eighth place on the career the stopping power that is drivers were split into eight Hendrick Motorsports list. so critical at the end of the struggled as Jimmie Johnson groups of five or six cars Brian Vickers was third, 90-lap event. based on practice speeds was 18th, Kasey Kahne followed by Regan Smith “These races are all from Friday, and NASCAR 19th, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Elliott Sadler. Logano sent them onto the track five about getting to the end, 25th and Jeff Gordon 28th. finished 21st after running taking care of your stuff, seconds apart. The drivers Ambrose won the past out of gas on the final lap, having something to brake had five minutes to post a two races at Watkins Glen his team’s fuel strategy with at the end,” Truex fast lap. with some good fortune, backfiring. said. “A lot can happen Truex won at Sonoma besting Keselowski and Hornish won the pole and with strategy. All that stuff set sail with Keselowski at in June after starting 14th Kyle Busch twice in a pair has to work out. I certainly the outset after Kyle Busch to snap a 218-race winless of stunning finishes. He won’t be trying to take the streak and Bowyer held started fifth in 2011 behind crashed on the first turn of lead in the first corner or off Jeff Gordon to win at Kyle Busch, who won the the 82-lap race. say I’m going to lead the Sonoma last year as MWR pole, and was third off “Kyle getting torn up, it first lap. That would be has become a force on the the grid last year behind was pretty apparent that all pretty idiotic.” twisting layouts. pole-winner Montoya. three of our cars had a shot


Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden grimaces in pain after falling to the floor in a game in 2009. A source says

Oden has told the Miami Heat that he will accept their contract offer and will formally sign in the coming days.

Heat taking chance on Oden INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Greg Oden has every reason to be frustrated and disappointed. The former No. 1 overall pick out of Ohio State has endured three micro fracture knee surgeries, the last in February 2012, and hasn’t played an NBA game since Dec. 5, 2009. This was not the career Oden envisioned. The former Portland Trail Blazer, however, was all smiles during a press conference at St. Vincent Sports Performance on Saturday. He will leave Indianapolis at Monday morning after signing a two-year, $2.173 million deal with the two-time defending champion Miami Heat. The second year is a player option. “After three years of being out, I’m just going to go out and do what I can,” Oden said. “If somehow (my body) says no, then it says no. But for me, I’m not even worried about that. Just go play and not even think about that. “I’ve signed on the dotted line, put it like that. I’ve got a contract. As y’all

can see this smile, I’ve got a contract. I’m excited.” There haven’t been many reasons to smile about Oden’s professional career. He’s been labeled the modern-day Sam Bowie — a bust selected instead of a Hall of Famer. Bowie was selected No. 2 in the 1984, one pick before Michael Jordan. Oden was taken one pick before three-time scoring champion Kevin Durant. He’s played a total of 82 NBA games and averaged 9.4 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.4 blocks. “Two years ago … when I was in Portland, there were some dark times for me,” Oden said. “That two weeks after my last surgery … I was just like, ‘I don’t know what’s going on. What’s going to happen? Which way is it going to go?’ “Two weeks later I was like, ‘I’m coming back.’ That’s what I want to do.” Oden has accepted the new version of himself. He will no longer overwhelm opponents with sheer athleticism. He’ll be a role player off the bench on a team that

includes LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Ray Allen. Oden was thrilled to play three consecutive games of full-court, 4-on-4 last week. The goal is simple: play basketball again. “I’m 25 (years old) now … I’ve got an old body,” Oden said. “I understand. My body is not going to be (like it was) when I was 18 and able to run all day and jump over people. I can’t do that. It’s just not going to happen. My knees, the wear and tear, I understand that. “But I’m a play as hard as I can. I’m going to try to jump over people and I’m going to try to run all day. If my body lets me, I’ll do it.” St. Vincent Sports Performance has been the center of Oden’s rehab efforts. That’s where he trained to prepare for the 2007 draft with Mike Conley, Jr. and Carl Landry. Mario Chalmers, Gordon Hayward, Alec Burks and Patrick Patterson have also gone through the NBA pre-draft training program at the facility.


Brad Keselowski celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Nationwide Series Zippo 200 Saturday.

to win the race if we just didn’t do something dumb,” Keselowski said. “So I tried to not do something dumb the whole race.” Busch wasn’t so fortunate. He started second but lost control of his No. 54 Toyota, sliding sideways after apparently tapping the rear bumper of Hornish as they drove through the first turn, a downhill 90-degree right-hander. Busch’s spotter had just cleared him to make a move under Hornish. Busch briefly touched the Armco barrier that lines the track and was OK, but Mike Wallace, in midpack and unaware Busch was there, pulled right to make a pass and slammed the left front of Busch’s car.




Lewis following famous father OSU receivers no problem now

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — For Miami freshman Ray Lewis III, there is no escaping his father’s shadow. The kid doesn’t mind that reality, either. Ray Lewis’ name and image are on the fence that surrounds the Hurricanes’ practice field. His words are displayed along one of the walls of the team’s new locker room. His resume — two-time Super Bowl winner, 13-time Pro Bowler, quite possibly the greatest inspirational-speech-giver of all time — is known by just about anyone who follows football. Now his son is getting into the family business. Lewis III decided to follow his father’s college path and enroll at Miami, where he’s learning how to play defensive back and isn’t even listed on the team’s most recent depth chart. But there will be plenty of intrigue in how he develops with the Hurricanes, more because of his surname than anything else — though he insists that it’s not a burden to carry his father’s name around. “If I let it, I feel like it could,” Lewis III said Friday at the team’s media day. “But my mom did a great job raising me and I feel like she never let that get to me, either. I already know there’s going to be expectations. I know people are going to expect a lot. People are going to think

a lot. People are going to make assumptions before they even get to know me. But like I said, if I let that get to me, I wouldn’t be playing.” There’s no shortage of current Miami players with family trees that have deep, longstanding Hurricane roots. Defensive end Anthony Chickillo is a third-generation Hurricane, and his cousin Wyatt Chickillo is a freshman on this year’s team. Freshman quarterback Kevin Olsen is the brother of Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, who starred at Miami. Wide receiver Greg Golden, another freshman, is the nephew of Hurricanes head coach Al Golden — and the son of Greg Golden Sr., a Miami walk-on during the Howard Schnellenberger era. “It’s my dream school,” Greg Golden said. So for many Hurricanes, this season will be a family affair. And for Lewis III, it might be particularly special now that he’s at his mother’s alma mater and that his father — who retired after last season — will have more time than ever to see him play. Ray Lewis was around the Hurricanes at times during the summer, when they were going through 7-on-7 drills to get ready for training camp, and his son said he savored the experience of having his dad


Ray Lewis III talks with the news media during Miami’s media day. Lewis is the son of retired Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, who also attended Miami. He says its more of a blessing than a burden to follow in his father’s footsteps.

around his new team. “The one thing I can tell you about Ray-Ray is he is a learner,” Al Golden said. “He is a learner. He is a football kid, he really is. I mean, everything you teach him, he learns and he

improves. Now, he’s got a long way to go because he doesn’t have the number of reps over his whole career playing that position and the comfort level, but he’s a learner and just a guy who figures things out.”

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A year ago they shared space in coach Urban Meyer’s doghouse. Now Ohio State’s wide receivers are team leaders. Inexperienced and unproven in 2012, they’re veterans this time around. It’s a question of maturity, assistant coach Zach Smith said of the improvement in his charges. “Just a year ago I told everyone that it was a young group that needed to grow up and kind of develop and get better. That’s something they’ve done,” he said after Saturday’s practice. “Fast forward a year and they’ve had trials, tribulations, had hard times, had great successes, and so they have grown and learned from mistakes to the point where they’re able to be a mature group.” They’ve come a long way. Meyer didn’t hide his feelings about the pass-catchers in the spring of 2012, his first time on the field with them after taking the job. He said they didn’t work hard enough. He said they weren’t prepared. He said there were no big-play guys in the lot. Smith conceded that the coaching staff was “almost in panic mode” at the receivers’ inability to stretch

the field, to even run routes or be a viable option in Meyer’s spread attack. Gradually, they came around. Corey Brown had 60 catches, Devin Smith 30 and Evan Spencer 12 last year as a problem area became a strength. They proved they could make big plays, such as Smith’s memorable one-handed grab early in the year and his 39-yard gain in the final minute that helped preserve Ohio State’s perfect season against Purdue. More of the same will be expected this year. Instead of wondering who’ll make a big catch, it seems quarterback Braxton Miller now has several possibilities. “We’ve got a lot of guys on this team with speed,” Devin Smith said. “That’s what (coach Meyer) wants — guys who can stretch the field. We’ve certainly got that.” If 2012 was a trial by fire, the upcoming one is simpler, more comfortable for them all. “It’s so much smoother. Everybody’s flowing faster,” said Spencer, son of former Ohio State and NFL running back and assistant coach Tim Spencer. “We all know what our assignments are and we’re reacting instead of trying to think.”

Vols convert ex-volleyball player KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tony Gonzalez, Antonio Gates and Jimmy Graham have shown it’s possible for former basketball players to thrive in football as tight ends. Tennessee wants to see whether an ex-volleyball player can make a successful transition. Woody Quinn quit football after his freshman year in high school to pursue a volleyball career that led him to Pepperdine. But he often wondered what might have been and eventually switched back to his first love. Now he’s on

the verge of completing an improbable journey from a Malibu, Calif., volleyball court to Neyland Stadium. “It was hard for me to watch football, thinking ‘I wish I could do that,’ or ‘I think I could do that,’” Quinn said. After transferring from Pepperdine to California Baptist, where he played volleyball for one year, Quinn talked his way onto the Santa Ana (Calif.) College football team and showed enough potential to earn a scholarship offer from Tennessee. Quinn is seeking to

replace Oakland Raiders sixth-round draft pick Mychal Rivera as the Volunteers’ main tight end. Quinn, a 6-foot-6, 253-pound junior, is behind junior Brendan Downs on the depth chart. As a former volleyball player, Quinn certainly has leaping ability. He also possesses the athleticism required of the tight end position in today’s game. Quinn has seen how Gonzalez, who played basketball and football at California, has become a Hall of Fame level NFL tight end with the Atlanta Falcons


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Josh Reddick hit two home runs, a day after connecting three times for Oakland, but the Toronto Blue Jays got shots from Jose Bautista and Jose Reyes to beat the Athletics 5-4 Saturday. Reddick had homered only five times this season before launching a trio of longballs Friday night in a 14-6 romp. Reddick kept up the power surge with a two-run drive off Mark Buehrle in the second inning and a leadoff home run in the ninth against Casey Janssen. It was Reddick’s fourth career multihomer game. Oakland began the day in a virtual tie with Texas for the AL West lead. The A’s lost for the seventh time in nine games. Buehrle (8-7) won his third straight decision. He allowed three runs and seven hits in 5 1-3 innings. Janssen, Toronto’s sixth pitcher, worked a nervy ninth for his 21st save in 23 opportunities. Dodgers 5, Rays 0 Zack Greinke scattered six hits through 6 1-3 innings, Adrian Gonzalez homered and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat Tampa Bay despite the Rays’ hidden ball trick. Skip Schumaker added four hits for the NL West leaders. Tampa Bay lost its fourth straight, matching its longest skid this year. Most everything went well for the Dodgers, except when Tampa Bay got tricky. Rays third baseman Evan Longoria tagged out an unsuspecting Juan Uribe when he lifted his foot off the bag while chatting with coach Tim Wallach in the

fourth inning. The rarely seen play occurred after A.J. Ellis hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly, with all three runners moving up as center fielder Wil Myers threw toward the plate. First baseman James Loney wound up with the ball behind the mound. He flipped it to shortstop Yunel Escobar, who then quickly tossed the ball to Longoria while no one seemed to be looking. Longoria stood behind Uribe and waited for the right moment to trap him. Umpire Angel Hernandez was right on the play, watching the whole time, and made the out call. Greinke (10-3) struck out seven and walked one. The 2009 AL Cy Young winner is 6-1 with a 2.49 ERA in his 10 home starts. Giants 3, Orioles 2 Hunter Pence hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the sixth inning as San Francisco’s stagnant lineup finally got to Wei-Yin Chen. Chris Davis hit his majors-leading 42nd home run for the Orioles leading off the eighth against Santiago Casilla, then grounded out against closer Sergio Romo to end it with a runner on first. Nick Markakis added three hits, but Baltimore had its three-game winning streak snapped on a day of missed opportunities. Marlins 1, Braves 0 The Atlanta Braves’ 14-winning streak ended with a loss to the last-place Miami Marlins, who scored the lone run on reliever Jordan Walden’s wild pitch in the ninth inning. Miami stopped its own six-game skid.

The Braves fell one victory shy of tying the 2000 team for the franchise’s longest winning streak since the 1891 Boston Beaneaters won 18 straight. Adeiny Hechavarria led off the Miami ninth with a triple and scored on the wild pitch by Walden (4-2). Rangers 5, Astros 4 Alex Rios starred in his Texas debut, tying the game with an RBI triple in the eighth inning and scoring the go-ahead run to help the Rangers to a comeback victory. Elvis Andrus added a two-run homer as the Rangers extended their winning streak to a seasonhigh six games. Rios, who was acquired from the Chicago White Sox on Friday, tripled off reliever Lucas Harrell (5-13) in the eighth inning to tie it after a double by A.J. Pierzynski. Rios then slid feet first into home on a ball hit by Mitch Moreland, scoring when catcher Jason Castro dropped the ball for an error to put Texas up 5-4. Red Sox 5, Royals 3 Jacoby Ellsbury matched a career high with four hits and drove in a pair of runs to lead the Boston Red Sox. Ellsbury had RBI doubles in the fourth and sixth innings and also stole his major league-leading 42nd base. It was his 10th career four-hit game and second this season. The Red Sox scored four runs in the fourth. Will Middlebrooks, who was just recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket, fueled the rally with a two-run single. Stephen Drew drove in a run with a double, extending his hitting streak to a seasonbest 11 games.



Prep Girls Golf East Noble Invitational Saturday at Noble Hawk Team scores: 1. NorthWood 327, 2. Warsaw 342, 3. Bishop Dwenger 350, 4. East Noble (Blue) 351, 5. Elkhart Central 372, 6. Dekalb 375, 7. Goshen 403, 8. Concord 409, 9. East Noble (Gold) 430, 10. Huntington North 430. Top Individuals: 1. Jaycee Bunner Blackhawk Christain 69, 2. Heidi Morganthaler Northwood 72, 3. Nikki LaLonde Warsaw 77, 4. Summer Stillson Northwood 78, 5. Linnzie Richner Northwood 79. Team Scoring: Blackhawk Christian: Jaycee Bunner 69, Casey Bunner 79. Bishop Dwenger: Nellie Lee 80, Katie Giant 81, Amanda Miller 89, MacKenzie Dick 100, Katherine Hill 117. Concord: McKenna Grimske 92, Sammy Oberholtzer 129, Olivia Kaffman 113, Libby Gill 103, Michaela Searer 101. Dekalb: Kelsey Helmkamp 87, Hope Kelham 85, Christy Williams 116, Sydney Weghorst 94, MaKayla Schannen 109. East Noble (Blue): Alyn Clark 81, Logan Handshoe 91, Becca Alwine 92, Cooper Handshoe 87, Kacey VanWagner 98. East Noble (Gold): Taylor Dodson 100, Maddie Sherbondy 110, Mariah Hernandez 103, Maddie Cripe 118, Brandi Schermerhorn 117 Elkhart Central: Libby Tully 97, Frannie Rodino 89, Alysa Miller 87, Katie Evans 99, Shelby Mecklenburg 110. Goshen: Teage Minier 87, Gale Immel 100, Sara Rodgers 117, Claire Palczynski 99, Lauren Lehr 125. Huntington North: Madison Kennedy 98, Sarah Fryman 108, Jessica Wiley 109, Ashley Hall 125, Gabrielle Malone 115. Northwood: Heidi Morganthaler 72, Linnzie Richner 79, Summer Stillson 78, Rachel Beebe 98, Kayla Stankovich 102 Warsaw: Alexis Manwaring 86, Elizabeth Meadows 80, Nikki LaLonde 77, Ash Jain 100, Kristen Watson 99.

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W L Pct GB Texas 67 50 .573 — Oakland 65 50 .565 1 Seattle 53 62 .461 13 Los Angeles 52 62 .456 13½ Houston 37 78 .322 29 Friday’s Games Minnesota 7, Chicago White Sox 5, 1st game N.Y. Yankees 4, Detroit 3, 10 innings L.A. Angels 5, Cleveland 2 Oakland 14, Toronto 6 Kansas City 9, Boston 6 Minnesota 3, Chicago White Sox 2, 10 innings, 2nd game Texas 9, Houston 5 Milwaukee 10, Seattle 5 L.A. Dodgers 7, Tampa Bay 6 Baltimore 5, San Francisco 2, 10 innings Saturday’s Games Detroit 9, N.Y. Yankees 3 Toronto 5, Oakland 4 San Francisco 3, Baltimore 2 Chicago White Sox 5, Minnesota 4 L.A. Dodgers 5, Tampa Bay 0 L.A. Angels at Cleveland, late Boston 5, Kansas City 3 Texas 5, Houston 4 Milwaukee at Seattle, late Sunday’s Games Detroit (Verlander 12-8) at N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 7-9), 1:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Williams 5-8) at Cleveland (Masterson 13-8), 1:05 p.m. Oakland (Griffin 10-8) at Toronto (Dickey 9-11), 1:07 p.m. Boston (Lackey 7-9) at Kansas City (Shields 6-8), 2:10 p.m. Minnesota (Correia 7-8) at Chicago White Sox (Quintana 6-3), 2:10 p.m. Texas (M.Perez 4-3) at Houston (Keuchel 5-6), 2:10 p.m. Baltimore (B.Norris 8-9) at San Francisco (M.Cain 7-7), 4:05 p.m. Milwaukee (W.Peralta 8-11) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 11-5), 4:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Hellickson 10-5) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 10-7), 8:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Oakland at Toronto, 12:37 p.m. Texas at Houston, 2:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Cleveland at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Detroit at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Miami at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. Baltimore at Arizona, 9:40 p.m.

Major League Linescores AMERICAN LEAGUE Detroit 101 043 000—9 17 0 NYYanks 000 020 001—3 6 0 Ani.Sanchez, Smyly (8), Bonderman (9) and Avila; P.Hughes, Claiborne (5), Chamberlain (6), Warren (8) and Au.Romine. W—Ani.Sanchez 10-7. L—P.Hughes 4-11. HRs—Detroit, Mi.Cabrera (35), A.Jackson (9), Tor. Hunter (13). New York, Overbay (13).

Oakland 020 001 001—4 11 2 Toronto 211 000 10x—5 5 0 Gray, Cook (7), Balfour (8) and D.Norris; Buehrle, Cecil (6), Loup (7), S.Santos (7), Oliver (8), Janssen (9) and Arencibia. W—Buehrle 8-7. L—Gray 0-1. Sv—Janssen (21). HRs— Oakland, Reddick 2 (10). Toronto, Bautista (27), Reyes (9). Minnesota 004 000 000—4 8 1 ChiSox 120 002 00x—5 7 1 Pelfrey, Swarzak (6), Thielbar (7), Pressly (7) and Mauer; Rienzo, Purcey (6), N.Jones (7), Veal (8), A.Reed (9) and Phegley, Flowers. W—Purcey 1-1. L—Pelfrey 4-10. Sv—A.Reed (28). HRs—Minnesota, Morneau (14), Arcia (10). Chicago, Jor.Danks (2). Boston 000 401 000—5 12 0 Kansas City 000 030 000—3 10 0 Doubront, Workman (5), Breslow (6), Tazawa (7), Uehara (9) and Saltalamacchia; Guthrie, Hochevar (7), D.Joseph (8) and Hayes. W—Workman 3-1. L—Guthrie 12-8. Sv—Uehara (12). Texas 000 001 220—5 7 1 Houston 001 101 100—4 8 2 D.Holland, Frasor (7), Soria (8), Nathan (9) and Pierzynski, G.Soto; Peacock, K.Chapman (7), Harrell (7) and J.Castro. W—Frasor 3-2. L—Harrell 5-13. Sv—Nathan (34). HRs—Texas, Pierzynski (13), Andrus (1). Houston, Carter (20). INTERLEAGUE Tampa 000 000 000—0 6 0 LADodgers202 100 00x—5 12 0 Ro.Hernandez, J.Wright (5), C.Ramos (7), Lueke (8) and J.Molina; Greinke, Howell (7), Withrow (8) and A.Ellis. W—Greinke 10-3. L—Ro.Hernandez 6-12. HRs—Los Angeles, Ad.Gonzalez (16). Baltimore 001 000 010—2 8 0 San Fran 000 003 00x—3 6 1 W.Chen, Fr.Rodriguez (7), O’Day (8) and Teagarden, Wieters; Gaudin, Moscoso (6), S.Casilla (8), Romo (9) and Posey. W—Moscoso 1-0. L—W. Chen 6-5. Sv—Romo (28). HRs— Baltimore, C.Davis (42). NATIONAL LEAGUE Phila 040 000 010—5 8 0 Wash 000 201 50x—8 11 1 Cl.Lee, Diekman (7), Miner (7), Lu.Garcia (8) and Ruiz; Jordan, Roark (6), Clippard (8), R.Soriano (9) and W.Ramos. W—Roark 1-0. L—Diekman 0-3. Sv—R.Soriano (29). HRs— Philadelphia, Ruf (6), D.Brown (26). Washington, Werth (17). San Diego200 000 010—3 4 0 Cincinnati 100 000 000—1 4 4 T.Ross, Gregerson (8), Street (9) and Hundley; Cingrani, Simon (6), M.Parra (8), LeCure (9) and Mesoraco. W—T. Ross 3-5. L—Cingrani 5-2. Sv—Street (22). HRs—San Diego, Venable (15). Miami 000 000 001—1 3 0 Atlanta 000 000 000—0 3 1 Eovaldi, Qualls (8), M.Dunn (8), Cishek (9) and Mathis; A.Wood, D.Carpenter (7), Avilan (8), Walden (9), Varvaro (9) and Gattis. W—M.Dunn 3-3. L—Walden 4-2. Sv—Cishek (24). ChiCubs 010 010 031—6 10 0 St. Louis 000 301 001—5 9 0 Villanueva, B.Parker (7), Strop (8), Gregg (9) and Castillo; Wacha, Maness (6), Siegrist (7), Rosenthal (8), Choate (8), Blazek (9) and Ro.Johnson. W—B.Parker 1-1. L—Rosenthal 1-3. Sv—Gregg (25). HRs—Chicago, Castillo (4). St. Louis, Holliday 2 (15).

Major League Leaders NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING—CJohnson, Atlanta, .338; YMolina, St. Louis, .330; Cuddyer, Colorado, .329; Votto, Cincinnati, .325; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, .314; Craig, St. Louis, .314; Segura, Milwaukee, .313. RUNS—MCarpenter, St. Louis, 85; Votto, Cincinnati, 79; Choo, Cincinnati, 77; Holliday, St. Louis, 76; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 75; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 74; JUpton, Atlanta, 74. RBI—Goldschmidt, Arizona, 91; Phillips, Cincinnati, 87; Craig, St. Louis, 86; Bruce, Cincinnati, 79; FFreeman, Atlanta, 76; DBrown, Philadelphia, 75; PAlvarez, Pittsburgh, 74. HITS—Segura, Milwaukee, 140; Votto, Cincinnati, 138; MCarpenter, St. Louis, 136; Craig, St. Louis, 135; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 132; DanMurphy, New York, 130; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 128. DOUBLES—MCarpenter, St. Louis, 35; Bruce, Cincinnati, 32; Rizzo, Chicago, 32; Desmond, Washington, 31; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 31; YMolina, St. Louis, 30; Posey, San Francisco, 30. TRIPLES—CGomez, Milwaukee, 9; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 9; Segura, Milwaukee, 8; Span, Washington, 7; CGonzalez, Colorado, 6; DWright, New York, 6; 6 tied at 5. HOME RUNS—PAlvarez, Pittsburgh, 27; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 27; DBrown, Philadelphia, 26; CGonzalez, Colorado, 26; Bruce, Cincinnati, 24; JUpton, Atlanta, 22; Uggla, Atlanta, 21. STOLEN BASES—ECabrera, San Diego, 37; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 33; Segura, Milwaukee, 33; CGomez, Milwaukee, 30; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 24; EYoung, New York, 23; Revere, Philadelphia, 22. PITCHING—Lynn, St. Louis, 13-6; Zimmermann, Washington, 13-6; Wainwright, St. Louis, 13-7; Corbin, Arizona, 12-3; Liriano, Pittsburgh, 12-5; 6 tied at 11. ERA—Kershaw, Los Angeles, 1.91; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 1.91; Harvey, New York, 2.09; Corbin, Arizona, 2.36; Locke, Pittsburgh, 2.47; Fernandez, Miami, 2.58; Wainwright, St. Louis, 2.66. STRIKEOUTS—Harvey, New York, 178; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 166; Samardzija, Chicago, 158; Wainwright, St. Louis, 156; Lincecum, San Francisco, 150; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 150; HBailey, Cincinnati, 148. SAVES—Kimbrel, Atlanta, 36; Mujica, St. Louis, 30; Grilli, Pittsburgh, 30; RSoriano, Washington, 29; Romo, San Francisco, 28; AChapman, Cincinnati, 27; Gregg, Chicago, 25. AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING—MiCabrera, Detroit, .363; DOrtiz, Boston, .333; Trout, Los Angeles, .331; ABeltre, Texas, .321; Mauer, Minnesota, .315; TorHunter, Detroit, .312; Loney, Tampa Bay, .310. RUNS—MiCabrera, Detroit, 84; CDavis, Baltimore, 82; Trout, Los Angeles, 81; AJones, Baltimore, 80; Bautista, Toronto, 79; AJackson, Detroit, 73; Ellsbury, Boston, 71; Encarnacion, Toronto, 71. RBI—MiCabrera, Detroit, 109; CDavis, Baltimore, 109; Encarnacion, Toronto, 89; AJones, Baltimore, 81; Fielder, Detroit, 80; NCruz, Texas, 76; DOrtiz, Boston, 74. HITS—MiCabrera, Detroit, 148; ABeltre, Texas, 147; Machado, Baltimore, 146; Trout, Los Angeles, 145; AJones, Baltimore, 144; Ellsbury, Boston, 138; TorHunter, Detroit, 136. DOUBLES—Machado, Baltimore, 42; CDavis, Baltimore, 32; Mauer, Minnesota, 32; Trout, Los Angeles, 32; JCastro, Houston, 31; Lowrie, Oakland, 30; AlRamirez, Chicago, 30. TRIPLES—Ellsbury, Boston, 8; Trout, Los Angeles, 8; Drew, Boston, 6; Gardner, New York, 5; AGordon, Kansas City, 5; DeJennings, Tampa Bay, 5; LMartin, Texas, 5. HOME RUNS—CDavis, Baltimore, 42; MiCabrera, Detroit, 35; Encarnacion, Toronto, 30; Bautista, Toronto, 27; NCruz, Texas, 27; ADunn, Chicago, 26; ABeltre, Texas, 25; Trumbo, Los Angeles, 25. STOLEN BASES—Ellsbury, Boston, 41; RDavis, Toronto, 34; Andrus, Texas, 30; Altuve, Houston, 29; McLouth, Baltimore, 27; LMartin, Texas, 26; Rios, Chicago, 26; Trout, Los Angeles, 26. PITCHING—Scherzer, Detroit, 17-1; MMoore, Tampa Bay, 14-3; Tillman, Baltimore, 14-3; Colon, Oakland, 14-4; Masterson, Cleveland, 13-8; Guthrie, Kansas City, 12-7; Verlander, Detroit, 12-8. ERA—FHernandez, Seattle, 2.39; FHernandez, Seattle, 2.39; Kuroda, New York, 2.45; AniSanchez, Detroit,

2.58; Darvish, Texas, 2.72; Iwakuma, Seattle, 2.75; Colon, Oakland, 2.75. STRIKEOUTS—Darvish, Texas, 192; Scherzer, Detroit, 175; FHernandez, Seattle, 169; Masterson, Cleveland, 166; Sale, Chicago, 161; Verlander, Detroit, 145; DHolland, Texas, 145. SAVES—JiJohnson, Baltimore, 39; MRivera, New York, 35; Nathan, Texas, 33; GHolland, Kansas City, 31; Balfour, Oakland, 29; AReed, Chicago, 28; Perkins, Minnesota, 28; Perkins, Minnesota, 28.

Midwest League Standings Eastern Division W L Pct. GB x-SoBend (Ariz) 30 19 .612 — GrLakes (LAD) 29 19 .604 ½ BoGreen (Rays) 29 20 .592 1 Dayton (Reds) 27 22 .551 3 WMich (Tigers) 23 23 .500 5½ LakeCo (Cle) 23 25 .479 6½ Lansing (Jays) 19 30 .388 11 FtWayne (SD) 17 31 .354 12½ Western Division W L Pct. GB CRapids (Twins) 31 17 .646 — QCities (Astros) 29 17 .630 1 Peoria (Cards) 25 23 .521 6 x-Beloit (A’s) 22 25 .468 8½ Clinton (Sea) 22 26 .458 9 Wisconsin (Mil) 20 27 .426 10½ Burlington (LAA) 19 28 .404 11½ KaneCo (Cubs) 17 30 .362 13½ x-clinched first half Saturday’s Games South Bend 2, West Michigan 0 Lake County 6, Bowling Green 5 Peoria 4, Clinton 2 Dayton 7, Fort Wayne 6 Great Lakes 2, Lansing 1 Cedar Rapids 6, Kane County 0 Beloit at Burlington, late Wisconsin at Quad Cities, late Sunday’s Games Cedar Rapids at Kane County, 12 p.m. South Bend at West Michigan, 1 p.m. Bowling Green at Lake County, 1:30 p.m. Beloit at Burlington, 3 p.m. Peoria at Clinton, 3 p.m. Lansing at Great Lakes, 3:05 p.m. Dayton at Fort Wayne, 3:05 p.m. Wisconsin at Quad Cities, 6 p.m. Monday’s Games South Bend at West Michigan, 7 p.m. Bowling Green at Lake County, 7 p.m. Lansing at Great Lakes, 7:05 p.m. Dayton at Fort Wayne, 7:05 p.m. Cedar Rapids at Kane County, 7:30 p.m. Beloit at Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Wisconsin at Quad Cities, 8 p.m. Peoria at Clinton, 8 p.m.

NFL Preseason Standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New Eng 1 0 0 1.000 31 22 Miami 1 1 0 .500 47 27 Buffalo 0 0 0 .000 0 0 N.Y. Jets 0 1 0 .000 17 26 South W L T Pct PF PA Houston 1 0 0 1.000 27 13 Indianapolis 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Jacksonville 0 1 0 .000 3 27 Tennessee 0 1 0 .000 21 22 North W L T Pct PF PA Baltimore 1 0 0 1.000 44 16 Cincinnati 1 0 0 1.000 34 10 Cleveland 1 0 0 1.000 27 19 Pittsburgh 0 1 0 .000 13 18 West W L T Pct PF PA Denver 1 0 0 1.000 10 6 Oakland 1 0 0 1.000 19 17 Kansas City 0 1 0 .000 13 17 San Diego 0 1 0 .000 10 31 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Washington 1 0 0 1.000 22 21 N.Y. Giants 1 0 0 1.000 18 13 Dallas 1 1 0 .500 41 39 Philadelphia 0 1 0 .000 22 31 South W L T Pct PF PA Carolina 1 0 0 1.000 24 17 New Orleans 1 0 0 1.000 17 13 Atlanta 0 1 0 .000 10 34 Tampa Bay 0 1 0 .000 16 44 North W L T Pct PF PA Detroit 1 0 0 1.000 26 17 Chicago 0 1 0 .000 17 24 Green Bay 0 1 0 .000 0 17 Minnesota 0 1 0 .000 13 27 West W L T Pct PF PA Arizona 1 0 0 1.000 17 0 Seattle 1 0 0 1.000 31 10 San Fran 0 1 0 .000 6 10 St. Louis 0 1 0 .000 19 27 Thursday’s Games Baltimore 44, Tampa Bay 16 Washington 22, Tennessee 21 Cincinnati 34, Atlanta 10 Cleveland 27, St. Louis 19 Denver 10, San Francisco 6 Seattle 31, San Diego 10 Friday’s Games Detroit 26, N.Y. Jets 17 Miami 27, Jacksonville 3 New England 31, Philadelphia 22 Houston 27, Minnesota 13 New Orleans 17, Kansas City 13 Arizona 17, Green Bay 0 Carolina 24, Chicago 17 Oakland 19, Dallas 17 Saturday’s Game N.Y. Giants 18, Pittsburgh 13 Sunday’s Game Buffalo at Indianapolis, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 Detroit at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta at Baltimore, 7:30 p.m. Carolina at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. San Diego at Chicago, 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16 Minnesota at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Oakland at New Orleans, 8 p.m. San Francisco at Kansas City, 8 p.m. Tampa Bay at New England, 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 Dallas at Arizona, 4:30 p.m. Tennessee at Cincinnati, 7 p.m. Jacksonville at N.Y. Jets, 7:30 p.m. Green Bay at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Miami at Houston, 8 p.m. Denver at Seattle, 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 Indianapolis at N.Y. Giants, 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19 Pittsburgh at Washington, 8 p.m.

Bears Statistics Friday at Charlotte, N.C. Chicago 7 3 0 7—17 Carolina 7 7 7 3—24 First Quarter Car—LaFell 3 pass from Newton (Gano kick), 10:08. Chi—Bostic 51 interception return (Gould kick), 6:09. Second Quarter Chi—FG Gould 35, 10:15. Car—Barner 5 run (Lineberry kick), :18. Third Quarter Car—Norman 60 interception return (Lineberry kick), 6:13. Fourth Quarter Chi—Ford 4 run (Gould kick), 12:53. Car—FG Gano 50, 7:38. A—70,700. Team Statistics Chi Car First downs 16 18 Total Net Yards 291 292 Rushes-yards 19-70 32-92 Passing 221 200 Punt Returns 3-31 3-37 Kickoff Returns 3-79 4-96 Interceptions Ret. 2-60 2-71 Comp-Att-Int 24-34-2 16-30-2 Sacked-Yards Lost 7-56 1-0 Punts 6-40.7 5-49.6 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 2-2 Penalties-Yards 5-44 5-44 Time of Possession 29:09 30:51 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Chicago, Blanchard 4-26, Ford 6-15, Unga 3-15, Allen 3-12, Bush 1-3, McCown 1-0, Forte 1-(minus 1). Carolina, Barner 9-37, Poole 9-23, A.Smith 5-17, D.Williams 5-10, Clausen 3-4, Anderson 1-1. PASSING—Chicago, Blanchard 15-18-1-194, Cutler 6-8-1-56, McCown 3-8-0-27. Carolina, Anderson 8-15-1-133, Clausen 5-9-0-51, Newton 3-6-1-16. RECEIVING—Chicago, M.Wilson 4-82, Ford 3-35, Jo.Anderson 2-27, Bush 2-16, Aromashodu 2-13, Miller 2-9, Jackson 1-23, Toliver 1-14, Jeffery 1-13, Unga 1-11, Weems 1-11, Maneri 1-8, Golden 1-7, Forte 1-5, Allen 1-3. Carolina, Gettis 3-56, A.Edwards 2-38, Barner 2-17, B.Williams 1-24, Ginn Jr. 1-17, Bersin 1-13, Pilares 1-13,

S.Smith 1-10, Poole 1-7, Hartsock 1-3, LaFell 1-3, A.Smith 1-(minus 1).

Nationwide Zippo 200 Saturday At Watkins Glen International Watkins Glen, N.Y. Lap length: 2.45 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (5) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 82 laps, 149.2 rating, 0 points, $45,100. 2. (1) Sam Hornish Jr., Ford, 82, 127.4, 43, $39,132. 3. (8) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 82, 107.6, 42, $31,906. 4. (4) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 82, 114, 41, $27,631. 5. (11) Elliott Sadler, Toyota, 82, 104.3, 39, $24,781. 6. (9) Parker Kligerman, Toyota, 82, 103.6, 39, $25,181. 7. (6) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 82, 109.8, 37, $21,706. 8. (17) Cole Whitt, Toyota, 82, 92.1, 36, $19,336. 9. (7) Nelson Piquet Jr., Chevrolet, 82, 94.2, 35, $20,131. 10. (12) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 82, 85.7, 34, $20,131. 11. (10) Brian Scott, Chevrolet, 82, 93, 33, $18,781. 12. (14) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 82, 84.9, 32, $18,506. 13. (19) Alex Bowman, Toyota, 82, 78.4, 31, $18,406. 14. (16) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet, 82, 84.1, 0, $18,256. 15. (20) Travis Pastrana, Ford, 82, 76.7, 29, $19,356. 16. (27) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 82, 69.9, 28, $18,131. 17. (24) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 82, 66.1, 27, $18,081. 18. (13) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 82, 83.4, 0, $11,800. 19. (22) Kyle Kelley, Chevrolet, 82, 60.2, 25, $17,931. 20. (26) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 82, 58.5, 24, $18,556. 21. (3) Joey Logano, Ford, 81, 98.3, 0, $11,625. 22. (18) Michael Annett, Ford, 81, 59.7, 22, $17,781. 23. (28) Bryan Silas, Ford, 81, 51.2, 0, $17,706. 24. (2) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 77, 49, 0, $11,400. 25. (35) Derek White, Toyota, radiator, 75, 44.6, 19, $18,031. 26. (21) Andrew Ranger, Dodge, rear gear, 71, 64.4, 18, $11,300. 27. (25) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 71, 45.1, 17, $17,456. 28. (30) Eric McClure, Toyota, suspension, 67, 46.9, 16, $17,381. 29. (33) Tony Raines, Toyota, brakes, 47, 44.1, 15, $17,331. 30. (15) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, engine, 41, 66.9, 14, $17,581. 31. (37) Carl Long, Chevrolet, engine, 35, 39.7, 13, $17,206. 32. (39) Anthony Gandon, Ford, 27, 29, 12, $10,925. 33. (38) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, electrical, 20, 38, 11, $17,096. 34. (32) Kenny Habul, Toyota, engine, 15, 47.5, 10, $17,036. 35. (40) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, brakes, 12, 38.7, 0, $10,787. 36. (36) Blake Koch, Toyota, overheating, 7, 41.1, 8, $10,080. 37. (29) Jeff Green, Toyota, vibration, 4, 39.5, 7, $10,045. 38. (34) T.J. Bell, Chevrolet, electrical, 2, 36.8, 6, $10,011. 39. (31) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, brakes, 1, 35.2, 5, $9,875. 40. (23) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, accident, 0, 33.6, 4, $15,941. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 92.368 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 10 minutes, 30 seconds. Margin of Victory: 1.418 seconds. Caution Flags: 5 for 15 laps. Lead Changes: 7 among 6 drivers. Lap Leaders: S.Hornish Jr. 1-15; B.Keselowski 16-17; P.Kligerman 18-24; B.Keselowski 25-51; R.Smith 52; B.Vickers 53; J.Logano 54-65; B.Keselowski 66-82. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): B.Keselowski, 3 times for 46 laps; S.Hornish Jr., 1 time for 15 laps; J.Logano, 1 time for 12 laps; P.Kligerman, 1 time for 7 laps; B.Vickers, 1 time for 1 lap; R.Smith, 1 time for 1 lap. Top 10 in Points: 1. A.Dillon, 730; 2. S.Hornish Jr., 727; 3. R.Smith, 725; 4. E.Sadler, 718; 5. B.Vickers, 712; 6. J.Allgaier, 685; 7. B.Scott, 674; 8. K.Larson, 665; 9. T.Bayne, 661; 10. P.Kligerman, 656.

Sprint Cup Cheez-It 355 After Saturday qualifying; race Sunday At Watkins Glen International Watkins Glen, N.Y. Lap length: 2.45 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 128.241. 2. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 127.958. 3. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 127.462. 4. (47) A J Allmendinger, Toyota, 127.433. 5. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 127.4. 6. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 127.374. 7. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 127.146. 8. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 127.141. 9. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 127.111. 10. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 127.038. 11. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 126.932. 12. (35) Michael McDowell, Ford, 126.823. 13. (78) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 126.813. 14. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 126.766. 15. (55) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 126.515. 16. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 126.464. 17. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 126.377. 18. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 126.357. 19. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 126.321. 20. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 126.209. 21. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 126.124. 22. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 126.086. 23. (51) Owen Kelly, Chevrolet, 126.011. 24. (33) Ron Fellows, Chevrolet, 125.924. 25. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 125.876. 26. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 125.711. 27. (32) Boris Said, Ford, 125.707. 28. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 125.591. 29. (14) Max Papis, Chevrolet, 125.589. 30. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 124.89. 31. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 124.848. 32. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 124.793. 33. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 124.576. 34. (36) Victor Gonzalez Jr., Chevrolet, 123.878. 35. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 123.75. 36. (83) David Reutimann, Toyota, 123.708. 37. (19) Alex Kennedy, Toyota, Owner Points. 38. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, Owner Points. 39. (30) David Stremme, Toyota, Owner Points. 40. (7) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 41. (40) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 42. (87) Tomy Drissi, Toyota, Owner Points. 43. (52) Brian Keselowski, Toyota, Owner Points.

WNBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct Chicago 14 7 .667 Atlanta 11 7 .611 Indiana 11 11 .500 Washington 10 13 .435 New York 9 13 .409 Connecticut 6 14 .300 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct Minnesota 17 4 .810 Los Angeles 16 7 .696 Phoenix 11 11 .500

GB — 1½ 3½ 5 5½ 7½ GB — 2 6½

Seattle 9 12 .429 8 San Antonio 8 14 .364 9½ Tulsa 7 16 .304 11 Friday’s Games Chicago 77, Connecticut 61 Phoenix 70, Tulsa 67 San Antonio 77, Seattle 56 Saturday’s Games Los Angeles 85, New York 67 Indiana 80, Atlanta 66 Sunday’s Games Connecticut at Washington, 4 p.m. Tulsa at Phoenix, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago, 6 p.m. New York at Atlanta, 6 p.m. San Antonio at Seattle, 9 p.m.

MLS Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE New York 11 8 5 38 36 31 Philadelphia 10 7 7 37 36 32 Sporting KC 10 7 6 36 33 24 Montreal 10 6 5 35 33 32 Houston 9 6 6 33 26 21 New England 8 8 6 30 27 20 Chicago 8 9 4 28 27 31 Columbus 7 11 5 26 27 30 Toronto FC 4 11 8 20 21 31 D.C. 3 16 4 13 13 38 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA Real Salt Lake 11 7 5 38 38 26 Vancouver 10 7 6 36 36 30 Portland 8 3 11 35 32 21 Colorado 9 7 8 35 30 26 Seattle 10 7 4 34 29 23 Los Angeles 10 9 3 33 32 27 FC Dallas 8 6 8 32 27 30 San Jose 8 10 6 30 25 35 Chivas USA 4 13 5 17 19 39 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. Saturday’s Games Seattle FC 2, Toronto FC 1 Columbus 2, New York 0 Vancouver 2, San Jose 0 Philadelphia 2, D.C. United 0 New England at Sporting Kansas City, late Montreal at Chicago, late Houston at Real Salt Lake, late Sunday’s Games Los Angeles at FC Dallas, 8 p.m. Colorado at Chivas USA, 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 D.C. United at Montreal, 7 p.m. Chicago at New England, 7:30 p.m. Toronto FC at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at New York, 8 p.m. Seattle FC at Houston, 9 p.m. Vancouver at Colorado, 9:30 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. FC Dallas at Portland, 11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 Sporting Kansas City at San Jose, 10 p.m.

NWSL Standings W L T Pts GF GA x-FC KanCity 11 5 5 38 33 20 x-Western NY 9 4 8 35 34 19 x-Portland 10 6 5 35 30 24 x-Sky Blue FC 10 6 5 35 30 25 Boston 8 7 6 30 34 32 Chicago 7 8 6 27 30 35 Seattle 5 13 3 18 21 34 Washington 3 14 4 13 15 38 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. x- clinched playoff berth Wednesday’s Games Boston 2, Portland 1 Western New York 1, Seattle FC 0 Washington 1, Chicago 0 Saturday’s Games Boston 1, FC Kansas City 0 Chicago 3, Sky Blue FC 3, tie Washington 1, Seattle FC 0 Western New York 0, Portland 0, tie Saturday, Aug. 17 Boston at Western New York, 8 p.m. Portland at Seattle FC, 11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 Chicago at FC Kansas City, 4:10 p.m. Sky Blue FC at Washington, 5 p.m.

Transactions BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX — Recalled 3B Will Middlebrooks from Pawtucket (IL). Placed INF Brandon Snyder on the 15-day DL. Activated LHP Franklin Morales from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Pedro Beato to Pawtucket. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Placed OF Lorenzo Cain on the 15-day DL. Designated LHP Francisley Bueno for assignment. LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Placed 2B Howie Kendrick on the 15-day DL. Recalled LHP Buddy Boshers from Salt Lake (PCL). OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Selected RHP Sonny Gray from Sacramento (PCL). Designated INF Adam Rosales for assignment. TEXAS RANGERS — Added OF Alex Rios to the roster. Optioned OF Joey Butler to Round Rock (PCL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS have placed LHP Juan Perez on the 60-day DL. Recalled RHP Mickey Storey from Buffalo (IL). Activated RHP Drew Hutchison from the 60-day DL and optioned him to Buffalo. National League CHICAGO CUBS — Selected the contract of OF Darnell McDonald from Iowa (PCL). Optioned C J.C. Boscan to Iowa. SAN DIEGO PADRES — Recalled OF Jaff Decker from Tucson (PCL). Placed OF Carlos Quentin on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 31. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Recalled RHP Michael Wacha from Memphis (PCL). Optioned RHP Carlos Martinez to Memphis. FOOTBALL National Football League CINCINNATI BENGALS — Signed G Otis Hudson.

PGA Championship Saturday At Oak Hill Country Club, East Course Pittsford, N.Y. Purse: $8 million Yardage: 7,177; Par: 70 Third Round Jim Furyk 65-68-68—201 Jason Dufner 68-63-71—202 Henrik Stenson 68-66-69—203 Jonas Blixt 68-70-66—204 Steve Stricker 68-67-70—205 Adam Scott 65-68-72—205 Rory McIlroy 69-71-67—207 Lee Westwood 66-73-68—207 Dustin Johnson 72-71-65—208 Kevin Streelman 70-72-66—208 Roberto Castro 68-69-71—208 Marc Warren 74-67-68—209 David Toms 71-69-69—209 Zach Johnson 69-70-70—209 Bill Haas 68-70-71—209 David Lynn 69-69-71—209 Charley Hoffman 69-67-73—209 Webb Simpson 72-64-73—209 Robert Garrigus 67-68-74—209 Matt Kuchar 67-66-76—209 Marc Leishman 70-70-70—210 Francesco Molinari 72-68-70—210 Ryo Ishikawa 69-71-70—210 Kiradech Aphibarnrat 68-71-71—210 Rickie Fowler 70-68-72—210 Scott Piercy 67-71-72—210 Jason Day 67-71-72—210 Luke Guthrie 71-71-69—211 Scott Jamieson 69-72-70—211 Boo Weekley 72-69-70—211 Michael Thompson 72-67-72—211 Marcus Fraser 67-69-75—211 Justin Rose 68-66-77—211 Rafael Cabrera-Bello 68-75-69—212 K.J. Choi 76-65-71—212 Graeme McDowell 70-69-73—212 Sergio Garcia 69-68-75—212 Brandt Snedeker 70-73-70—213 Ken Duke 75-68-70—213 David Hearn 66-76-71—213 Josh Teater 71-71-71—213 Brendon de Jonge 71-71-71—213 Keegan Bradley 69-72-72—213 Hideki Matsuyama 72-68-73—213 Ryan Moore 69-71-73—213 Chris Kirk 71-69-73—213 Paul Casey 67-72-74—213 Ryan Palmer 73-70-71—214 Brooks Koepka 71-72-71—214 Tiger Woods 71-70-73—214 Martin Kaymer 68-68-78—214 D.A. Points 73-70-72—215 Harris English 74-69-72—215 Danny Willett 73-70-72—215 J.J. Henry 71-71-73—215 John Senden 72-70-73—215 Vijay Singh 70-72-73—215 Thorbjorn Olesen 71-70-74—215 Peter Hanson 72-69-74—215 Matteo Manassero 72-69-74—215


SPORTS BRIEFS • More than 1,000 attend funeral of Texas A&M player COLLEYVILLE, Texas (AP) — The mother of a Texas A&M defensive lineman and his younger brother told her sons goodbye in front of a packed church Saturday, almost two weeks after they and another teen were killed in a car accident in New Mexico. Texas A&M football coach Kevin Sumlin and about 75 of his players and staff were among the more than 1,000 people who attended the funeral for defensive lineman Polo Manukainiu, 19, and his brother, 13-year old Andrew “Lolo” Uhatafe. Tulima Uhatafe and other family members remembered the teens as humble boys who brought smiles to everyone they met. “The heavenly father gave me those beautiful sons for me to take care of them,” Uhatafe said as she wiped away tears. “To teach them (how) to be humble.” A line of family members greeted Texas A&M football players as they walked into the service, which was held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Fort Worth suburb of Colleyville. “It’s very touching for our family. And for (the team) coming to pay their respects is very much appreciated,” said Tupou Taufa, a cousin of the brothers. Alan Cannon, a spokesman for Texas A&M’s athletics department, couldn’t confirm whether star quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel had planned to attend. He wasn’t seen at the service. The basketball gym normally used for the church’s services filled up with mourners. A screen projector showed the service, held in both English and Tongan, to those in the back.

Doctors advise Castroneves to sit out stock car event SAO PAULO (AP) — Doctors ordered IndyCar points leader Helio Castroneves to skip a stock car event in Brazil after he crashed hard in practice. Castroneves wasn’t seriously injured when the brakes on his car malfunctioned and he crashed into a tire barrier on Friday, but doctors said Saturday that the three-time Indy 500 winner was still too sore to endure the street-circuit race in the city of Ribeirao Preto on Sunday. “Clinically he is doing very well,” Dr. Dino Altmann said. “But he is not really physically fit to race a stock car in this street race. It would be really painful for him going through the bumps here of the track here. It’s not worth it.” Castroneves sustained cuts to his shins and had pain in his neck after the head-on crash at the end of a long straight on the temporary street circuit. He left the car on his own but was put in an ambulance while still at the track after reporting the back and neck pain. “I was conscious at all times but I was a bit worried because of the neck pain,” the Brazilian driver said. “But thankfully tests showed no serious injuries. My ribs are still sore. It would be painful just to buckle the seat belt.”

Ex-Bears assistant Tice hits Pick Six for $100,000 DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Mike Tice hit it big betting on the horses at Del Mar. The former Minnesota Vikings coach and Chicago Bears assistant had the lone winning ticket for the Pick Six on Thursday. Tice correctly picked the winners of six consecutive races at the seaside track with a ticket that cost $128. The payout netted him $100,796. One of the winning horses was named Tebowing. Two of the races were won by the smallest of margins, a neck and a head. Tice has been unemployed since December, when he was fired as offensive coordinator by the Bears. He’s a longtime racing fan.

Sprained foot sidelines Te’o SAN DIEGO (AP) — Chargers rookie linebacker Manti Te’o will sit out this week with a sprained right foot and miss San Diego’s game at Chicago on Thursday. Te’o wore a walking boot while watching Saturday morning’s practice. “Manti has a foot sprain and he will be out this week and I will give you any further updates as the week goes on, or next week,” coach Mike McCoy said. “But he will be out for the week.” The team refused to make Te’o available to reporters, saying he would speak Monday. McCoy, a rookie head coach, has been loath to share injury news. When asked how Te’o, a starter who played briefly in Thursday’s 31-10 loss to Seattle, sustained the injury, McCoy balked. “I’m not … he has a foot sprain,” McCoy said. “I will say that and move on from there.” McCoy said the injury was diagnosed after the game. However, when asked about injuries at Friday’s news conference, the coach said: “As of right now, no one has reported any serious injuries from last night. I haven’t sat down with our trainer yet, but I will in a little bit.” This is the second time in camp that McCoy’s information on injured players has turned out to be less than forthcoming.



Looking Back • Since

Over 100 Years


ing history one day at a time. Writ

100 years ago • The new Kendall-

ville public library to cost $12,500 is to be finished by Oct. 1. Work is progressing on the building. The architect is Grant Miller of Chicago.


25 years ago • A bank robber,

who left with two handfuls of money totaling approximately $5,000. was still at large after the armed robbery of the Cromwell State Bank in Ligonier. The robber entered the bank on U.S. 33 south of Ligonier at about 9:50 a.m. He approached a teller and displayed a small hand gun. He handed her a slip of paper, at the same time telling her “Give me your money.” Ligonier Police Chief Joe Hutsell was the first officer on the scene. The last bank robbery in Ligonier was more than 20 years ago. THE EVENING STAR

25 years ago • Publishers

delivered the first 1,500 copies of a book covering DeKalb County’s 150-year history. The first volume to be printed contained 700 pages of family histories compiled by Troas Wise. The rest of the book, county historian John Martin Smith’s 1,500-page narrative, was still in progress. HERALD REPUBLICAN

25 years ago • Nearly 50 people

have been arrested after crackdowns on illegal drinking by minors at the sandbar at Lake James. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources, working with the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department, have made the arrests in two special patrols, including the second held last weekend. Arrests have ranged from minor in consumption of alcohol, minor in possession of alcohol and littering.

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Our View •

Food safety law: More teeth needed? When we buy food at bake sales, church suppers, youth events and other gatherings we generally don’t question the safety of what we are eating. Well, we might have second thoughts if something didn’t smell or look right … But in general, the food looks, smells and tastes great and The Indiana State we consume it with gusto. The Food Protection Health Department is Division of the Indiana State holding a virtual public Health Department is holding virtual public hearing to hearing to determine if adetermine if not-for-profit not-for-profit organi- organizations serving food to or the public should zations serving food to members be required to demonstrate members or the public knowledge of safe food The comments should be required to handling. will assist with recommendemonstrate knowledge dations to be made to the legislative health and of safe food handling. state finance committee per Senate Enrolled Act 457. According to Bernie Sukala, environmental health specialist with the DeKalb County Health Department, if the not-for-profit organization serves food 15 days or less per year they are exempt from any kind of local inspection, as stated in SEA 190. If the law is changed, it probably would require not-forprofit vendors to know how to sanitize equipment, what temperatures food should be held at, what to do if a worker is sick, etc. “Some of it is common sense, but some people don’t have that,” Sukala said. He noted that some nonprofits call the health department and proactively seek that information, even though it is not required that they know it. According to a press release, the Indiana State Department of Health will be “reviewing laws and rules governing exceptions to the requirements for certified food handlers and rules on the number of days per year these entities are exempt from inspection, and present recommendations to clarify the existing laws to the health and finance commission before Oct. 31.” The state department of health’s survey at will be open through Aug. 31. Since 2002 the state has required all restaurants and other “food establishments” to have a certified food handler on their staff to oversee food safety. Passed in 2007, SEA 190 changes the definition of “food establishment.” As long as certain conditions are met, vendors at farmer’s markets and roadside stands are exempt, as are most not-for-profits. We urge people to take the time to access the survey and provide their input. Our gut feeling is “no thanks” to more regulation.

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 •

It’s a sad day for education in Indiana

To the editor: It is a sad day for public education as the changing of A-F school grades by the Indiana Department of Education during the Tony Bennett administration is being revealed. The IDOE presented their case for improved accountability in education through numerous legal and policy changes. Parents were told they would be able to easily see the performance of schools with the A-F grading system. It’s been a rocky road and now it seems it has led to a loss of integrity due to the actions of the previous state school superintendent. Changing a grade for a charter school because of political reasons puts at risk all the A-F grading data given to public schools. When, where and what other data was misrepresented for the appearance of being successful? Does the end justify the means? We support State Superintendent Glenda Ritz’s investigation into this matter and hope she can restore her department’s reputation for all schools in Indiana. Our profession can handle the tasks we have been given, but only if the IDOE is fair and consistent. Please support our children and our schools. Alan Middleton Superintendent of Schools Prairie Heights Community Schools Mike Travis President of the Prairie Heights Education Association

Use tax abatements to help workers To the editor: Few if any of your readers would disagree with the premise of the Aug. 6 “Our View” entitled “Jobs welcome, but better pay is needed.” But why didn’t you focus on the one local policy that might be

used as leverage to get better pay, namely tax abatement? Indiana’s tax abatement law is so badly written that it doesn’t even define what an “employee” is. That opens the door for companies to count temporary and part-time hires as employees for the purpose of meeting the job targets that they promised when they asked for their abatements. But local governments are completely free to use their home rule power to demand that the promised jobs be full-time with vacation and benefits. That’s why I’ve offered an amendment to every tax abatement resolution to come before the Auburn City Council (with the exception of resolutions for tax-credit housing) to define an employee as someone averaging no less than 35 hours per week with health insurance, pension benefits and paid vacation. Of course my amendment has never been adopted. The council’s majority always whines and whimpers that if we start defining things, then companies will want to locate elsewhere. That fear is the direct result of the lack of legal exactitude that our business-dominated General Assembly built into the tax abatement law. The legislature didn’t write the law to protect workers and ordinary taxpayers. It wrote the law for corporations that don’t want to pay their employees a cent more than they have to. But with a little backbone, Auburn and other communities could start to push back against the corporate squeeze on workers. The law allows us to do that. Don’t get me wrong. I think that Indiana’s tax abatement law is vague, arbitrary, capricious and contrary to the equal privileges and immunities clause of the Indiana Constitution. I would love for the courts to throw it out. But until they do, I’m willing to try to use it to get a better break for local workers. I wish that the KPC newspapers would back me up on that. Mike Walter Member, Auburn City Council

Pence stand against Medicaid may harm health providers COLUMBUS, Ind. —On Aug. 24, 2001, a French stuntman named Thierry Devaux tried to bungee jump off of Lady Liberty’s torch in the New York harbor, and ended up dangling on his parasail from the statue’s wrist. It was a whimsical moment that delighted tourists, cable news producers and viewers across the globe. New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani would call the thrillseeking “Terry Do” an “idiot” as the moment disappeared into the late summer haze and, a few weeks later, a maelstrom. That, of course, would be the Sept. 11 terror attacks just across the harbor. “Terry Do” became terror pilots, the World Trade Center towers fell, and everything changed. Indiana’s political and policy establishment has been riveted by a series of emails from former Gov. Mitch Daniels and Tony Bennett, former state superintendent of public instruction, that has led to an investigation in the A to F school grading program. Earlier this year, everyone was obsessed with Gov. Mike Pence’s income tax cut. The real billion dollar story — the maelstrom on the brink — is Obamacare and the impact it is going to have on hundreds of thousands of poorer Hoosiers, tens of thousands of families, the state’s community hospital systems, local safety net organizations, the more than $10 billion Indiana lawmakers may leave on the table, and the next generation of state and local budgets. There are so many facets of this story that we don’t know about, that this is essentially a call to action for the various news organizations, reporters and opinion shapers to go out into their communities and

into the Indiana Statehouse and agencies and begin to ask the hard, penetrating questions. Right now, we have about a thimble full of relevant information on this topic and there is an ocean of data to process. So much of the debate over Obamacare has taken on sharp, partisan and ideological trimmings. But the fact is, it’s the law of the land and it is going to require pragmatism to deal with the myriad of impacts. Right now, Indiana’s leaders are preoccuHOWEY pied with mostly POLITICAL denouncing and REPORT Obamacare calling for a repeal. U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-3rd Brian Howey of Howe, has talked about it in the context of a potential government shutdown rather than fund Obamcare, though he says there is plenty of time to negotiate. And in Galesburg, Ill., on July 24, President Obama reiterated his stance that the reform would move forward. There was an election about nine months ago, and American voters reelected Obama and a Democratic Senate, while Hoosiers sent Democrat Joe Donnelly to the upper chamber. Pence and those who loathe Obamacare can wish and wish and wish it to go away. But Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Coats has told me that a repeal is unlikely. Others talk about repeal after Obama leaves office, but the entire medical and

Pence has vowed never to expand traditional Medicaid … Indiana then leaves about $10 billion in federal funding (which Hoosier taxpayers contribute) on the table … What happens to local hospitals should this occur?

• insurance industry will be settled into the new law and there’s no guarantee the next president will be a Republican. Pence is seeking a waiver from U.S. Health and Human Services to extend the Healthy Indiana Plan for the 37,000 now enrolled. He wants to use it as an expansion. It appears as if Indiana’s leaders are putting all the eggs into repeal or the Healthy Indiana Plan expansion. But multiple sources who have worked on health issues in Indiana tell me it is unlikely the federal government will accept the HIP as an expansion vehicle and even if they do, it will be dramatically changed. It would have to in order to absorb up to 400,000 more enrollees. Several sources have characterized the dynamic between Pence and the Obama administration as a historic “game of chicken.” Pence has vowed never to expand traditional Medicaid. The option in that scenario, is that Indiana then leaves about $10 billion in federal funding (which Hoosier taxpayers contribute) on the table.

Question for local reporters and editors? What happens to your local hospitals should this occur? My sources say that local medical community leaders are walking a tight rope. Many are conservatives skeptical of Obamacare. But the loss of Medicaid funding poses a huge dilemma. They are reluctant to alienate Pence at this point. What happens to the urban medical centers which get the “disproportionate share hospital” payments for serving large indigent populations? This would include Wishard in Indianapolis, Parkview in Fort Wayne and Methodist in northern Lake County. I have Republican sources in the medical community and at the Statehouse who acknowledge, “That’s a valid concern.” Some believe it will lead to a crisis and cost taxpayers more in the long run. Family and Social Services Administration Commissioner Debra Minott suggested in June that without a Medicaid expansion, “We will be making sure they are aware of the community health centers in their communities, free clinics that are available in multiple places around the state and other safety net-type resources.” Local reporters should be asking their community safety net organizations about their current needs and ability to expand services. There is so much work to do, so many questions to ask, and our leaders need to have a candid, pragmatic discussion with citizens. Virtually none of this is happening now. BRIAN HOWEY is publisher of the Howey Political Report, a weekly briefing on Indiana politics. Contact him at 317-506-0883 or at:




Did I happen to mention I like big dogs? For 38 years, I’ve owned a backyard but had no idea what to do with it. For most of that time, my little plot of weeds has found no higher purpose than serving as a glorified dog bathroom. Given the alternative, that’s really not so bad. This summer, however, the county assessor inexplicably decided that my little piece of planet Earth is worth $4,000 more than last year. That inspired me to start thinking of a better use for my fractional acre of paradise. Before I could strain my noggin, life sent me a perfect answer — a bigger dog. My animal-loving wife, Betsy, and I — the couple who never go looking for a pooch but always seem to have at least one — are in the midst of a six-month baby-sitting gig for a 100-pound mostly St. Bernard. Gracie bounded into

our lives in early June and is sticking around until at least Christmas, when her owners come home. For the past couple of years, we’d been down to only one mutt, Betsy’s beagle-Jack Russell mix. DAVE After three decades with a KURTZ pair of Labrador retrievers, I’d become fond of bigger canines. I must have said that out loud, and I guess someone upstairs was listening — maybe a little too well. Needless to say, Gracie can fill up the backyard faster than any dog who came before her, if you know what I mean. Suddenly, we have an endless

supply of fertilizer, but that’s not the reason I found another good purpose for the big, empty space behind the house. While my wife was picking up posies at the garden store, my eye fell on the tomato plants. It’s been a few years since I tried my green thumb, but apparently past experience hadn’t discouraged me. I walked out toting a couple of little, green sprouts with labels that promised succulent delights in only 60 days. So far, the garden gods are rewarding me for something, because gorgeous, juicy red fruit is popping out all over. It’s been good to see that our backyard can grow something that’s actually desirable. Until now, summer has been a time for me to battle with unruly plants ranging from stubborn, ivy-like Creeping Charlie to woody beasts that can’t be killed no

... the county assessor inexplicably decided that my little piece of planet Earth is worth $4,000 more than last year. That inspired me to start thinking of a better use for my fractional acre of paradise.

• matter how many times you chop them down. But my luck continues to change for the better. Finally my angelic wife, who’s nearly too kind to pull a dandelion, has decided after several years that the fast-growing monstrosity in the fence line

might not really be a tree, after all. “You never thought you’d hear me say this …” she began one afternoon. I tensed up, dreading what might come next: “I’m finally kicking you out”? “… that thing in the side yard has to come down,” she finished. Whew! She still hasn’t wised up about me, but she has come to her senses about the landscaping. Too bad she waited until the “thing” was 25 feet tall. Now, I can spend the rest of my summer working on a plan to get rid of Tree-zilla. Maybe it will involve a rope and a really strong 100-pound dog. DAVE KURTZ is the executive editor of KPC Media Group, which leaves little time for horticulture. He may be reached at

Keeping the Washington Post an independent newspaper The masthead of the Washington Post contains these words: “An Independent Newspaper.” When word spread that Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder of Amazon, was buying the Post for $250 million, attention focused on the word “newspaper.” Bezos once predicted that printed systems for delivering information would probably disappear in 20 years. But even the wizard of online commerce not suggest COKIE ROBERTS could specific ways rescue an STEVEN ROBERTS to enterprise that’s been losing money for seven years. “I don’t want to imply I have a worked-out plan,” Bezos told a Post reporter. “This will be uncharted terrain and it will require experimentation.” The word “independent,” however, is as critical as the word “newspaper.” The two are obviously connected, and any news outlet has to attract income in order to survive. Don Graham, the Post’s chairman, admits that he failed to solve the economic challenges of departing advertisers and shrinking subscribers. “I did want to find a way to make a Washington Post that was healthy and prosperous,” he told blogger Erik Wemple. “I didn’t do it and I disappointed myself.” (Full disclosure: Graham has been a good friend since college and Steve regularly reviews books for the Post.) But the concept of independence goes beyond income and relates to the ownership structure. If a paper is part of a publically traded company, the pressures to be “healthy and prosperous” are severely increased by the expectations of the marketplace. Investors measure success by two metrics: profit and stock price. And while the Graham family retains a controlling interest in the company, they have sold stock to the public since 1971. They are not immune from the demands of their stakeholders, and as losses mounted, so did those demands. Katharine Weymouth, Don’s niece and the current publisher, says the family was forced to reach an unhappy conclusion: “If journalism is the mission, given the pressures to cut costs and make profits, maybe (a publically traded company) is not the best place for the Post.” Enter Bezos, who is buying the Post by himself and taking it private. He does not have to answer to anybody, on Wall Street or anywhere else, and the purchase price represents about 1 percent of his net worth. Now that’s independence. Ted Leonsis, who like Bezos made a fortune as an internet pioneer, told the Post that the deal “allows the paper to be invested in and transformed outside of the

The beginning of the end Wednesday will mark the first day of school for those of us in East Noble School Corporation. Like every other first day since my youngest son started school, wife ONLINE my and I will COMMENTS line the three boys up and get James Tew a picture of their smiling faces before they head off for a new school year — and perhaps, shortly after, a photo of a dejected black lab whose playmates are leaving him once again to continue their education. But this will be the last gathering of all three for the first day photo. Next year, my oldest will be heading off to college. I know parenting is a lifetime occupation — they will always be our children, even as they become adults — but it seems like a lot will be changing, sooner rather than later, in this upcoming year of lasts for my oldest: last first day of school, last school dance, last high school baseball game, last day of school, etc. It seems like this journey began just yesterday, when, thanks to some miscommunication from the doctor’s office, I got to be the one to tell my wife of four months that we were going to become parents. Shortly


Brian, Tim and Josh Tew wait for the bus before the first day of this past school year on Aug. 14, 2012.

after our first anniversary — now more than 17 years ago — Josh arrived. With Brian and Tim following in fairly quick succession, it seemed many days like our lives would always be full of children. But the early days when using the potty chair was a major accomplishment to be celebrated gave way to preschool and elementary school. Baseball games in the backyard and me taking all three boys on in driveway basketball gave way to youth sports and eventually high school sports. Learning to ride a bike has now been replaced by teenage car drivers. (The driveway basketball games still take place, but the days when I could take on all three boys are long past. When my youngest gets his next growth spurt, I probably will be the last kid picked on the court.) Of course, endings will bring new beginnings for the boys: college, careers,

families of their own and all the other things that come with the great, grand adventure we call real life. And in five years, when Shannon and I become full-fledged empty-nesters, it will bring a chance to revisit the honeymoon/ newlywed days that were cut short when Josh arrived. Let’s face it: Life is meant to move on. As much as I sometimes miss the days of the boys toddling around the house, I have no desire to ever change their diapers again. So I prepare for the endings, and look forward to the beginnings. And every now and then, miss the little boys I had even as I celebrate the young men they have become. JAMES TEW is online editor for KPC Media Group and father of three ever-growing boys. He can be reached by email at jtew@kpcmedia. com.

But independence is not just about money. It’s also about integrity, and the willingness and ability to hold powerful forces to account.

• harsh light of Wall Street demands.” The problems that the Grahams are encountering now were actually presaged more than 13 years ago by Katharine Graham, Don’s mother, who preceded him as publisher. In an article called “Journalistic family values” in the Wall Street Journal, she made the argument for private ownership of news outlets. “It seems,” she said, “that certain attributes essential to quality are more easily provided by families than by public companies.” Yes, family-owned businesses are “vitally interested in profits,” she wrote, but not only in profits. Information is not just a commodity, it’s a core element of a healthy democracy. It’s also very expensive to produce, and private owners have more freedom than public companies to invest in quality newsgathering. Katharine Graham inherited the Post — and her value system — from her father, Eugene Meyer, who, she wrote, “felt the Washington Post should be prepared to make financial sacrifices, if necessary, for the public good. People at the company today share his view that we have a responsibility to put long-term service to readers ahead of short-term financial gain.” It’s that kind of service that the Grahams could no longer afford to provide. And that’s why they sought a buyer like Bezos, who could. But independence is not just about money. It’s also about integrity, and the willingness and ability to hold powerful forces to account. As Katharine Graham wrote, “family ownership provides the independence that is sometimes required to withstand governmental pressure and preserve freedom of the press.” Exhibit A: The Post’s refusal to crack under intense White House pressure during its investigation of Watergate. At the time, Katharine Graham recalled, “Friends of the Nixon administration filed challenges to our television licenses in Florida. These cost a fortune to defend and caused our stock to plummet. A company without a very strong ownership may have found these costs too great to bear.” The Post is truly “An Independent Newspaper.” Jeff Bezos has to understand the profound importance of those words and provide both the cash and the courage to keep it that way. COKIE ROBERTS AND STEVEN V. ROBERTS are columnists for Newspaper Enterprise Assn. They can be contacted by email at stevecokie@gmail. com.

Commentary • High fives

High5s & Hisses

To Lowell Farrand, 80, of Ligonier who was honored by the Experimental Aircraft Association for his many decades of dedication to aviation safety and research. He received the 2013 Tony Bingelis Award, recognizing his involvement in the homebuilt aviation community.

To Trine University’s Innovation One and a team of engineering students who designed a shower system for a Fort Wayne man who was born without arms and

only partial legs. The shower features areas to wash the body, shampoo hair, rinse and be dried.

To Megan Thwaites of Garrett, who won the crown of Miss Northeast 2014, and Megan Smaltz of Auburn, a junior at DeKalb High School, who was named Miss Northeast’s Outstanding Teen 2014. High fives to Kendallville’s code enforcement officer, Terry Longsworth, for his work in improving the city.




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KPC Media Group Inc. on Aug. 5 launched a new website to deliver arts, entertainment and community news to its audience in the greater Fort Wayne area. features story-driven new and traditional media with content from the Times wants and what sacrifices Community they are willing to make for Publications the jobs they want. and Greater Communism made life Fort Wayne easy because it removed Business the need to feel responsible Weekly, for one’s self. It was the which are bureaucrats, the leaders, owned and Smith always someone else who published by was responsible for your KPC Media condition in life. Group. Capitalism, as we know INFortWayne editor it, demands individual Ryan Schnurr, who earned responsibility. Life is not degrees in communicaeasy. Economic and political tion studies and film from currents toss our personal Huntington University, boats over uncertain waters. brings a unique perspecYet, personal responsitive to community news bility seems to be the last coverage. His intimate, thing many of us want. documentary-style videogMany would like an easy raphy and photography life with the guarantee of will spotlight more obscure a well-paid job. We don’t stories from within the want the central control of a community. communist state, but we also “I am interested in the don’t want the instability smaller, everyday stories,” endemic to capitalism. We Schnurr said. “There’s expect government to be all definitely value in covering powerful, but we don’t want the major stories, and there a powerful government. are people doing that very This paradox, the desire well. But there’s also value for ease and the need for in the smaller stories, the individual responsibility, daily life stories. We’re is a universal charactermaking a point to introduce istic not limited to former you to people, places communist states. It applies and events you might not here at home just as well. otherwise come in contact with in an effort to help demystify those narratives.” MORTON J. MARCUS Each week, Schnurr will is an independent release new videos and economist, speaker photo galleries featuring and writer formerly with Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

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topics of local interest, beginning with “Phresh,” a look at Fort Wayne artist Theoplis Smith’s art brand Phresh Laundry. “INFortWayne will explore our community with professionally produced multimedia that is unlike anything else being produced in the region,” said KPC Media Group digital media director Kelly Lynch. “KPC has invested not only in quality media production, but also in local talent, making for an opportunity to showcase our region’s stories meaningfully and creatively.” In cooperation with Times Community Publications editor Garth Snow, also will feature content from weekly neighborhood newspapers Aboite & About, the Dupont Valley Times, the St. Joe Times and the East Allen County Times. Business-focused content will come from Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly in cooperation with editor Barry Rochford. One of the area’s most comprehensive community calendars also can be found at, and users can submit their own event information via the “Events” tab. “I am pleased KPC Media Group can bring such wonderful, insightful content to the greater Fort

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Shoes cause sensation BY KATE STOLTZFUS

KENDALLVILLE — A line of about 75 people gathered Aug. 2 for the grand opening of Shoe Sensation in Publix Village Square at 318 W. North St. At the front of the line was eager customer Rebecca Wedding of Kendallville. She arrived at 7:50 a.m. with her children, Audrey, 10 and Bradley, 8, with the goal of buying shoes for school. After an official ribbon-cutting at 9 a.m., with Mayor Suzanne Handshoe present, the

doors opened to the crowd. All shoes were discounted for the opening. The first 100 customers received free gifts, including hats, water bottles, sunglasses and T-shirts. People also could enter a drawing for prizes. Shoe Sensation sells brand-name shoes at discounted prices, as well as backpacks, bags and footwear accessories. “We’re estimating about 2,000 customers today,” store manager Babette Wessel said on Aug. 2. “Business has been beyond expectations. We’re really excited to be here.”


More than 75 people awaited Thursday morning’s grand opening of Shoe Sensation in Publix Village Square.

Stocks of Local Interest • Prices as of Aug. 9, 2013 Courtesy of Edward Jones Stock Name

Latest Week’s Price Change

Alcoa 8.22 Amer. Elec. 45.00 Air Products 106.65 Cooper Tire 33.45 Courier Corp. 15.75 CSX Corp 25.68

+0.24 —1.58 —0.28 —0.32 +0.05 —0.36

Eaton Corp. 65.61 Fifth Third 19.30 General Elec 24.26 Ingersoll Rand 61.02 Interntl Paper 48.02 Key Corp. 12.23 Kraft Foods 56.26 Leggett & Platt 30.90 Lincoln Natl 43.31 Masco 19.90

—0.45 —0.39 —0.44 —1.48 —1.36 —0.31 —1.24 —1.01 —0.92 —1.65

McDonald’s 97.58 Altria Group 35.35 Morgan Stanley 26.76 NiSource 30.67 Nucor 49.22 Parker Hannifin 104.16 PNC Financial 75.94 Steel Dynamics 15.82 Wal-Mart 76.88 Wells Fargo 43.22

—1.58 —0.32 —1.08 —0.43 +2.04 —1.04 —1.49 +0.05 —1.85 —1.25

The Sunday Business Report • Bank acquires Ohio branch ARCHBOLD, Ohio — Farmers & Merchants State Bank has entered into an agreement with Croghan to acquire the Custar, Ohio, branch of Croghan Colonial Bank. The branch has approximately $29.5 million in deposits. In a news release, Farmers & Merchants said the Custar office would complement its existing branch network, expanding its presence in Wood County, Ohio. Farmers & Merchants State Bank, headquartered

in Archbold, Ohio, operates 21 offices in northwest Ohio and in DeKalb and Steuben counties in Indiana.

Seybert’s part of Predator’s new business model COLDWATER, Mich. — Seybert’s Billiard Supply will continue its longtime association with Predator Group as a distributor for its products as part of the company’s restructuring of its North American distribution channel. Seybert’s, which is headquartered in Coldwater and has been in business

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Area Activities • Friday, August 16 COMMUNITY MISSION AUCTION 8 a.m. breakfast. 9 a.m. until ?? live auction. Cash drawings. Food tent. The event will help support Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Worldwide, Children’s Ministries in Nicaragua, Common Grace, Families in Need, Missionaries McNeal and Bauson, Godfrey Mulonde in Africe, Children’s Mission in Spain. Noble County Community Foundation, 1599 Lincolnway South, U.S. 33, Ligonier.

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Alanah Slone, 4, daughter of Maria Manuel-Slone of Kendallville, looks at her reflection after having her face painted.

Saturday, Aug.17 LIONS, TIGERS, & HOT RODS 9 a.m. This benefit car, truck, 4x4, motorcyle, rat car show takes place on the Noble County 4-H Park lawn adjacent to Black Pine Animal Sanctuary. Awards will be given to the top 40 cars/ trucks, top three motorcycles, top three 4x4s, and the top three rat cars, plus a Best of Show and Keepers’ Choice awards. Enjoy food, sanctuary tours, music, door prizes, and fun for the whole family. Spectators are FREE. Registration for participants runs from 9 a.m. to noon and is $12 per vehicle. Awards announced at 4 p.m. Sanctuary tours not included, though participants will receive 1/2 price entry to Black Pine. Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, 1426 W. C.R. 300N, Albion. 636-7383. KENDALLVILLE PARK DEPARTMENT KIDS TRIATHLON 9 a.m. Second annual Kendallville Park and Recreation Department Kids Triathlon Saturday, Aug. 17, in Bixler Lake Park for ages 5-15. In park and campground area. Maximum 225 participants. Olympian and former Kendallville resident Amy Yoder Begley will greet participants as they cross finish line. Registration forms at the Youth Center park office, 211 Iddings St., Kendallville. For more information, call the park office at 347-1064. Bixler Lake Park, P.O. Box 516, Kendallville. 347-1064


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Monday, August 19 WASH ON THE WILD SIDE 9 a.m. Fundraiser for Black Pine Animal Sanctuary. All proceeds from nail trims and $5 from every complete grooming donated to sanctuary’s Big Cat Rescue Fund. Call for appointments. Champs and Tramps, 1494 Drake Road, Kendallville.

Friday, September 6 HOT AIR FESTIVAL All day Sept. 6-8. Exciting new attractions. For more information visit Van Wert County Fairgrounds, 1055 S. Washington St., Van Wert, Ohio.

Best free event for kids’ in northeast Indiana BY GRACE HOUSHOLDER

On a sunny, not-too-hot Saturday — the traditional first Saturday of August — about 6,000 area children and adults enjoyed a rainbow of fun, free activities at the 9th annual KidCity at the Noble County Fairgrounds in Kendallville. According to Becky Calhoun, director, the most popular events seemed to be the ones that families

look forward to year after year, such as Weible Paint’s fence-painting event, Kairos Carpenters’ wood crafts, East Noble Show choir, Dekko’s before 5 activities, Kendallville water department, Farm Bureau animals and sports cards and collectibles. “There really are so many cool events,” Calhoun said. “They were all very engaging and the kids and parents

were taking time to complete and enjoy the activities … This is the best free event for kids in northeast Indiana!” Some of the comments shared during KidCity include: “We can find things that all four kids like to do!” “I love the sparkle dresses!” SEE KIDCITY, PAGE C2

Saturday, September 14 COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR & PICNIC 8-11 a.m. low cost blood tests. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. family activities. 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. free picnic lunch. RSVP for lunch by Sept. 6. Call 888-780-3505 for reservations. For more information call 347-8161 or 888-737-9311, ext. 78161. Parkview Noble Hospital, 401 Sawyer Road, Kendallville. (260) 347-8700

Tuesday, September 24 LIGHT THE NIGHT WALK 7 p.m. Smith sisters Chyanna, 16, and Arianna, 13, are the 2013 honorees for the Northeast Indiana annual Light the Night Walk to raise money for the Indiana Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Register at or call Melanie Kruth at 616-0654. East Noble High School, 901 Garden St, Kendallville.


Left, a Farm Bureau worker answers children’s questions. Above, Kim Blanchard with Noble County’s Purdue Extension family nutrition program explained how healthy foods can be fun and tasty.








Children were active at the YMCA event at KidCity.


Theatre 33, West Noble School’s Theatre group, shows off masks they helped booth visitors create. TANYA KRIDER

Kairos Carpenters taught kids how to build a tool box.


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KIDCITY: Backpacks, T-shirts given out this year FROM PAGE C1

“I got to pet a cow!” “I got to get inside a firetruck!” Major sponsors of KidCity include REMC, the Dekko Foundation, KPC Media Group and the Noble County Community Foundation. New this year were T-shirts sponsored by Shepherd’s and Max Platt dealerships, and backpacks sponsored by the Indiana Youth Institute College Drive of Your Life, Calhoun said. “Overall the day was great,” Calhoun said. “Families were engaged and into the spirit of letting their kids experience all that KidCity has to offer.”

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Corinne Wells, 8, daughter of Jennifer and Tim Wells of Kendallville, plays the bean name, also known as “Touch and Tell,” at KPC Media Group’s booth featuring brain games.

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Religion Briefs • Brimfield to have guest performer BRIMFIELD — Brimfield United Methodist will have a guest performer Aug. 18 at 10:30 a.m. worship. Steve Jeffris is a guitarist, vocalist and entertainer. His performance has many kinds of music and comedy. He sings country, gospel, ’50s rock and roll and old standards. After church will be a carry-in lunch. All are welcome.

All-day event planned Aug. 18 GARRETT — First Church of Christ in Garrett is planning an all-day event on Sunday, Aug. 18, in Eastside Park across from J.E. Ober Elementary School in Garrett. Events for all ages include an antique tractor show, antique car cruise-in, bounce houses, fun and games for the entire family and lunch provided by the church. Registration for tractors and cars is 10 a.m. No fee will be charged to enter and awards will be presented later in the day. A church service will begin at 10:30 a.m. and Gospel group Steadfast will perform at 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend this event. Bring chairs and blankets for seating. For more information, contact the church at 357-3625.

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Youth For Christ team serves in Alaska BY OCTAVIA LEHMAN

AUBURN — The camp didn’t require reservations, and if children didn’t come back the next day, it was OK. For the Project Serve team of northeast Indiana, their visitors were guests of honor and welcome at anytime. They were there to serve. Project Serve, a group from Youth For Christ of Northeast Indiana, traveled to Anchorage, Alaska, to work with a local Youth For Christ program July 5-14. Kim Harlow, the teen director for YFC, coordinated the project through her friend in Alaska. Six students and five adults represented Project Serve, some of them joining from outside Indiana. The team’s main goal was to lead a day camp for five days in the east Anchorage community of Mountain View. The Mountain View community is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the nation, according to Harlow. Nearly 90 languages are spoken in the community. “The city has a large refuge population,” Harlow said. Joint base Elemendorf-Richardson, a merged Air Force and Army military base, also is in Anchorage. The team’s camp took place at Mountain View Park, built by the Mountain View Lions Club. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, the team led a day camp for area children. Harlow said the camp was open to children in the neighborhood at anytime. With the park in the vicinity of many apartment neighborhoods, the children were able to walk to the camp. “Some children we would only see once,” Harlow said. Some of the children who came routinely brought their parents to camp too. With the Alaskan summer


Above, members of Project Serve lead a game during a day camp at Mountain View Park in Anchorage, Alaska. Left, Project Serve, a team from Youth for Christ of Northeast Indiana, led a day camp in Anchorage, Alaska, in July.

weather, daylight lasted for nearly 20 hours. Many people from the community came to the park at night and the Project Serve team provided activities for guests. The teens in the group played basketball, four-square and other outdoor games with

children. During the camp, Project Serve made wordless bracelets. Wordless bracelets are evangelistic tools representing aspects of the Christian faith. The bracelets bare colorful beads such as black, red and

white. Black represents sin and white represents forgiveness. “We tried tying everything into the wordless bracelet,” Harlow said. “We wanted to share Jesus with them.” Harlow said she was surprised to meet people who

had never heard of Jesus. “They had heard his name, but they said, ‘I’ve never understood why he died,’” Harlow said. For the final day of camp, Project Serve held a Party in the Park, for children and their families in the Mountain View community. The group made nearly 200 bags of popcorn and opened a photo booth. During the party, the group served 500 hot dogs to guests. The group made it clear that they would only be there for the week, though, Harlow said she hopes they can make it an annual trip. “Some of the children asked us, ‘Are you coming back next summer?’” Harlow said. YFC of Northeast Indiana operates middle and high school programs in DeKalb, Noble, Steuben and LaGrange counties. The organization’s headquarters are in Auburn.

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This cross carries a message Necklace way of sharing God’s love BY BOB BUTTGEN

LIGONIER — One of the hottest pieces of faith-based jewelry has caught on in Noble County, thanks to a chance encounter at an interstate rest stop. The “God Loves You” crosses are made with copper wire and four horseshoe nails, and attached to a necklace. Dozens of websites offer various versions of the small crosses that carry an important message. In Ligonier, Dr. Robert Stone and his wife Lura introduced the crosses to the congregation at their church, Ligonier United Methodist Church. The newly retired “Doc” Stone has started producing the crosses in the workshop of his Ligonier home. At last count, he was up to 175 crosses made. The Stones were returning from a trip when they stopped at a rest area in southern Indiana. At the same time, six vans full of mission workers from an Iowa church also pulled into the parking lot. They were returning from a mission trip in Kentucky. Lura Stone started up a conversation with one of the men in the group, and they shared stories about mission trips, as the Stone’s daughter, Rev. Jean Ness, and many other family members have taken part in church-related mission trips. The man from Iowa asked Stone if he could give her a gift. He took out the cross and presented it to her, with the words, “God Loves You.” The tradition that follows these crosses states they are supposed to be given away with that message. Or, if the recipient wants to keep it, they must make a donation to a charity or nonprofit group.


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Celeste Marshall, granddaughter of Dr. Robert and Lura Stone of Ligonier, displays a special version of one of the “God Loves You” crosses made by her grandfather. It will be a featured item at the Community Mission Auction, set for Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Noble County Community Foundation in Ligonier. EARLY CHILDHOOD ALLIANCE

members of the team. Soon, many more of the crosses were in the hands of other members of the congregation, and they have spread out over the West Noble area and beyond. And while many people gave theirs away, many also kept their cross and made a donation to a mission or related cause of their church. It was estimated that $1,500 has been donated to worthy causes because of the crosses made by Stone. A special cross that Stone made was put into a frame and will be part of the Community Mission Auction, set for Saturday at the Noble County Community Foundation in Ligonier. Other crosses will be offered for sale at the auction.


800-423-1498 KENDALLVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY 221 S. PARK AVE., KENDALLVILLE 260-343-2010 When the Stones got home, Doc took a closer look at the cross and decided it would be fun to make his own. He quickly made a few dozen that were to be presented to 24 people from his church who were headed to Kentucky for a mission trip. The mission team, 12 adults and 12 young people, were told to give away their crosses to people they met on their trip during the second week of July. When the mission team returned, each person had a story about how they gave away their crosses, and how they delivered the message that went with them. Stone had a surprise for the mission team, as he handed new crosses to all 24


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DEAR ABBY: I am fed up with my father’s hoarding. Junk is piled everywhere, and our cat has twice gotten hurt in the piles. If there is a spare corner, junk is thrown in it. When I try to say anything, Dad gets defensive over his “stuff,” and my mother defends his “pack rat” ways. She says they are his things, not mine. I’m extremely embarrassed when friends, relatives or neighbors visit. I have offered to help clean, but he refuses to get rid of anything. What do you do when someone doesn’t believe this is a problem? — EMBARRASSED IN PENNSYLVANIA DEAR EMBARRASSED: There is nothing you can say that will fix your father’s problem because it’s a psychological disorder. Even if he was willing to do something about his hoarding, it would take the assistance of a mental health professional and a support group to help him let go of his “stuff” because it would be like letting go of a part of himself. If you’re still living at home with your parents, all you can do is keep your own space as neat and organized as possible and not allow your father’s problem to affect your self-esteem. Once you can afford to live on your own — move. After that, if your father’s hoarding continues to the point it becomes a danger to your parents’ health or a fire hazard, quietly notify the fire department or health department, which then may be able to intervene. DEAR ABBY: My husband and I had a beautiful baby boy four months ago. Since then, he has admitted that he married me only to have a child. My husband says he “cares for me,” but he’s not in love with me. Still, he provides for all my needs and I don’t want a divorce. I know I’ll be happy enough. My friend is telling me I am doing a disservice to my little one because he will never learn to love a woman. Am I harming my baby? — NEW MOM IN TEXAS DEAR MOM: I can’t see how you are harming your child. If you are a loving, attentive mother, your baby boy will love you unconditionally. Your friend may feel you are short-changing YOURSELF because she doesn’t understand that you’re willing to settle for financial security and forgo romantic love. However, if you are truly happy with this arrangement, your friend should be less judgmental. DEAR ABBY: I was diagnosed with breast cancer at a very young age and underwent a double mastectomy. Fortunately, I am cancer-free. My husband was totally turned off by my appearance, and hasn’t touched me sexually in many years. I have no desire to leave him, but I’m wondering how many other women have gone through the same thing. We have lost so much of ourselves, and when we need our husbands the most, they turn the other way! — ANONYMOUS IN WISCONSIN DEAR ANONYMOUS: I strongly suspect that you’re not the only woman this has happened to. We live in a society that has sexualized breasts to the point that it has caused many men to forget there are real PEOPLE attached to them. While a life-threatening illness has caused some males to turn away, it has reminded other men what is really important in life. I am sorry your husband is one of the former. I am throwing your question open to my readers. I am sure the responses it generates will be educational for everyone. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. COPYRIGHT 2013 UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE

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Use hamburger, tomatoes, macaroni to make goulash The seventh month of 2013 is almost history already. Another year going by way too fast! I want the boys to pull the onions out of our garden today. Don’t know if the saying is true about not letting the August sun hit your onions (for storage). Seems by that time of year they are ready to be pulled and hung up to dry for storage anyways. We are enjoying sweet corn too now. With corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, red beets, lettuce, green beans and peppers in the garden meal planning is much easier. The grocery bill also comes down a lot at this time of year. One evening we had sweet corn, sliced tomatoes, cucumber salad and sliced cheese. Another evening we had red potatoes, green beans, fried zucchini, sliced tomatoes, cucumber salad and sliced cheese. Kevin, 7, likes to husk the corn but wants me to clean it. He said he stays so busy with all his jobs like picking up eggs, husking corn, giving the grass that the boys mowed to the horses and feeding the dogs. The






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DEAR BRUCE: My wife is in college. We receive approximately $11,000 annually from a Stafford loan capped at 8 1/4 percent. We have about $7,000 left over that we have been investing in several mutual funds. We own our home free and clear, but we have a $24,000 balance on our home equity loan at 5 percent. My wife and I are in our early 20s and our income is $36,000. Are we doing the right thing? — Reader, via email DEAR READER: Let me disabuse you immediately of the circumstance. You don’t own the home free and clear. You have a $24,000 mortgage, which is what a home equity loan is. It sounds like you are doing very well, but don’t kid yourself. You don’t own

to mourn sons Emanuel Clyde, William , Robert and a daughter, Cathy, along with all their partners and children. May God be with them as they go through this trial in life. I know how they must feel losing both parents in two years’ time. Life seems emptier and it always feels like someone is missing at family gatherings. Life goes on and we must accept God’s ways. Trusting and believing in “Him” helps to make the burdens in life easier. The funeral will be on Saturday. We have plans to attend. The annual Coblentz reunion was just held this month in Wisconsin. It was close to where Uncle Joe and Melvin live. We regretted that we weren’t able to make it there once again. A lady from our church district is taking orders for peaches. She has the truck deliver them all to the houses for our church district. So peaches will soon be here to can and freeze. Today we will make more dill pickles. After this batch I will have enough

pickles for the year. I’ll share my recipe for goulash!

Goulash • 1 pound hamburger • 1 small onion, chopped • 8 medium tomatoes, peeled and chunked • 2 cups macaroni • 1 quart water Brown hamburger and onion. Add tomatoes and water. When water starts boiling add macaroni. Cook until macaroni is soft. Season to taste. Note: You can add more hamburger or tomatoes for your preference. FOR 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 oasisnewsfeatures. com. Due to volume of mail, personal replies are not always possible.

your home. With your income of $36,000, it sounds like you are living well within your means. Whether you should be investing in mutual funds SMART or directly the stock MONEY in market is another Bruce Williams question. It is my opinion that, particularly with today’s relatively poor performance of mutual funds, that you might shift your investments into reasonably large companies that are

paying 2 percent to 4 percent dividends. If you wish to take more risk, which you certainly can afford to do in your early 20s, you might lean toward companies that are paying dividends and are rapidly increasing in value. DEAR BRUCE: My husband recently passed away. I now face our financial obligations alone. He has an outstanding balance of $15,000 on a credit card in his name alone. Is this my responsibility? — Reader, via email DEAR READER: The likelihood is that you will be obliged to pay the $15,000. Even though the credit card was in his name alone, the $15,000 was credit that was granted to him during your marriage. There are some circumstances where this

would not be your responsibility, but unless you have more information that you didn’t share, I think you are going to find that you will have to pay this. That being said, you should consult a CPA or an attorney who specializes in matters of this kind to be certain that what I am telling you is correct. 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.

Use up overripe bananas in bread Overripe bananas can still be eaten. Mix them into baked goods such as pancakes, muffins, cakes or cookies. Add them to smoothies and milkshakes, or combine them with yogurt and spoon them into a popsicle mold, freeze them and make frozen yogurt pops. You can add one to your morning oatmeal or make banana oatmeal bread. The first reader tip shares the recipe: Using ripe bananas: I make banana oatmeal bread with bananas that are too mushy to eat.

• 1 cup packed brown sugar • 1/4 cup and 3 tablespoons vegetable oil • 2 large egg whites • 1 large egg • 1-1/3 cups mashed ripe banana (about 2 large) • 1 cup regular oats • 1/2 cup milk • 2 cups all-purpose flour • 1 tablespoon baking powder • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1/2 teaspoon ground


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cinnamon • cooking spray Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine first four ingredients in a large bowl; beat well at medium speed. Combine banana, oats and milk; add to sugar mixture, beating well. Spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, baking FRUGAL soda, salt and LIVING cinnamon. Add to sugar mixture; beat Sara Noel just until moist. Spoon batter into a 9-by-5inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees F for one hour and 10 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool 10-15 minutes in pan on a wire rack; remove from pan. — Lourdes, email

Oatmeal soap balls: I like to make these soap balls for gifts. • 1 cup instant Quaker

oatmeal • 1 bar mild soap (such as Ivory) • 1/4 cup water Use a mini-processor to chop the oatmeal, but don’t pulse it into a powder. Put into a bowl. Use a grater to grate the soap. Add the water and microwave on high for 2 minutes to melt it, then blend well. Add the oatmeal to the soap mixture. Once cool enough to handle, shape into balls and put on wax paper to dry. Balls can be put into containers or wrapped with plastic wrap and tied with raffia. A gift tag can be attached to the raffia. — Jeannie, Pennsylvania

HOMEMADE APPLE JUICE CONCENTRATE: You can make apple juice concentrate by boiling down cider that you buy in the store or from a farm. Just place in a pot and boil down until the juice is a bit thick. It takes a long time, and the juice will taste very strong. You can add sugar, cinnamon sticks and/or cloves to it, if you like. I use this concentrate to flavor apple pies and all kinds of desserts, as well as syrup. — Mary Ann, email

MAKE APPLESAUCE AND APPLE JUICE: If you don’t have a food mill, get one! They’re about $20 new or $5 used (if you can find one). My mom found mine at an antique store/junk shop. To make applesauce, wash your apples well and cut into chunks, seeds and all. Place chunks in a large pot and cover with water. Cook covered on medium-low until tender (20-40 minutes). Cool 10 minutes. Scoop apple chunks into food mill and crank over a large bowl. Discard seeds and peels. Now you have applesauce! The boiling water left over when you cook down your apples makes a great apple juice! Strain the liquid into a pitcher. Sweeten if desired. Chill well. — Constance, New Jersey SARA NOEL is the owner of

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Head, now heart: Football collides with health It is no secret that football is good for business. Who would have heard of Green Bay otherwise? That is the reason large cities and corporations build enormous stadiums for events that occur just a few times per year. High schools and colleges use the sport to raise funds and maintain support among their students, alumni and other fans. The impact of football on American society is not ignored by the medical profession either. It is common practice for orthopedic surgeons to provide trainers and/ or physical therapists to teams at no charge. These health care professionals are frequently available at all practices and games. In fact, it is not uncommon that a doctor will be on the sidelines of the football field at game time. Football is a war game, with strategies and combat taking place within the

framework of previously agreed upon rules and using protective gear to create the illusion of safety for the players. However, like many warriors, football DR. TERRY players are frequently GAFF injured in spite of rules and gear. Pretty much everyone is aware that there are risks in football. After all, we have all heard someone mention an “old football injury� as an excuse to get out of something a guy did not want to do. Recently, the frequency of head injuries with concussions and the danger of “second impact syndrome� has been getting a lot of discussion and press coverage, including in several editions of this


column. In addition to the issues we already know about, a new study has suggested a new risk to playing football, at least at the college level. They concluded that collegiate American-style football athletes may be at risk for significant increases in blood pressure and the development of hypertension, especially linemen. The five year study among first-year college players found that 47 percent of players were considered pre-hypertensive and 14 percent had stage one hypertension after the season. The average systolic blood pressure levels rose to an average of nine points from preseason to after the season measurements. Football players were also more likely to experience heart muscle wall thickening (left ventricular hypertrophy) than endurance athletes. Again, this was

“Everyone should have their blood pressure checked regularly, but especially those with a family history of hypertension or those playing football on the offensive or defensive line.� Dr. Terry Gaff

• especially seen in linemen. The experts noted, however, that this new study should not be interpreted to mean that playing football causes hypertension. It may just indicate that the linemen, who tend to be the biggest and heaviest players on the field, may be the most susceptible to blood pressure problems. In 2011, 32.8 percent of Indiana adults had been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had high blood pressure. So everyone should have their blood pressure checked regularly, but especially

those with a family history of hypertension or those playing football on the offensive or defensive line. While high blood pressure is a risk factor for many poor health outcomes, steps can be taken to manage it in order to prevent the long term effects of hypertension. Getting back to football, in spite of all of its inherent risks, I am sure it will maintain its prominence in our society. It provides us with the excitement of war without the specter of death and destruction. It also provides us with common

ground for endless discussions and debates as well as stories and fantasies. As an emergency physician, it also provides me with something interesting to do, taking care of the injured and trying to get them well enough to get back out on the field of battle as soon and as safely as possible. As I said, football is good for business. DR. TERRY GAFF practiced

family medicine in Albion for 17 years and is now medical director of the emergency department at Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville and the Noble County EMS. Facebook users can become a fan of the Dr. Terry Gaff page at, where he focuses on areas of interest and has a little fun in the process. His email address is drgaff@kpcnews. net. Past columns can be read and comments and questions posted at special/health.

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In this May 28 file photo, first lady Michelle Obama joins school children from Long Beach Island Grade School in Ship Bottom, N.J., from left, and second from left: Jordan Leeds, age 11, Joshua Styler-Tracy, age 11, and Madisyn Goias, age 10, to harvest the summer crop from the White House kitchen garden at the White House in Washington.

CDC: First national sign of childhood obesity drop ATLANTA (AP) — For many years, doctors have been wringing their hands as more and more U.S. children grew fat. Now, that may be changing, with the first evidence of a national decline in childhood obesity. In 18 states, there were at least slight drops in obesity for low-income preschoolers, health officials said Tuesday. After decades on the rise, childhood obesity rates recently have essentially been flat. A few places — Philadelphia, New York City and Mississippi — reported improvements in the last couple of years. But the report from the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention shows signs of wider-ranging progress. “Now, for the first time, we’re seeing a significant decrease in childhood obesity� nationally, said Dr. Thomas Frieden, CDC director. But rates are still too high, he added. One in 8 preschoolers is obese in the United States, and it’s even more common in black and Hispanic kids. “It’s not like we’re out of the woods,� he said during a conference call with reporters Tuesday. Obesity continues to be one of the nation’s leading public health problems — health officials call it a longstanding epidemic. A third of U.S. children and teens and more than two-thirds of adults are obese or overweight. Some hope the report marks a turning point. “I really do think this is a pivotal moment,� said Sam Kass, executive director of a White House initiative to reduce childhood obesity. Preschoolers who are overweight or obese are five times more likely than other children to be heavy as adults, which means greater

risks of high cholesterol, high blood sugar, asthma and even mental health problems. Tuesday’s study used height and weight measurements from nearly 12 million low-income children in 40 states. The data was collected from 2008 through 2011. Most of the children ages 2 to 4 were enrolled in the federal Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, which provides food vouchers and other services. It’s harder to get national data on preschoolers of more affluent families, so it’s not clear if the trend applies to all young children. But experts note that low-income kids tend to be heavier. “If you’re going to look at the problem of obesity early in childhood, the group at highest risk are low-income kids. That’s what makes this data so valuable for understanding trends in this major public health problem,� said Dr. Matthew Davis, a University of Michigan researcher who tracks health policy and children’s health issues. The biggest declines were in Florida, Georgia, Missouri, New Jersey and South Dakota. Each saw their obesity numbers fall at least 1 percentage point. Other states showing improvement: California, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico and Washington. A substantial decline was also seen in the U.S. Virgin Islands. “These signs of progress tell a clear story: we can reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. It isn’t some kind of unstoppable force,� said Dr. James S. Marks, in a statement. He’s senior vice president at the Robert Wood Johnson

Foundation, a philanthropy that supports programs to tackle obesity. Despite the improvements, the numbers are still disappointing. Hawaii was the best, with about 9 percent of low-income preschoolers estimated to be obese in 2011. Even with some progress, California was worst, at nearly 17 percent. Ten states were not included; some had changed how they track height and weight. One of the missing states is Texas, which has one of the largest populations of low-income children and is known to have a significant problem with childhood obesity. Of the remaining 40 states, 18 showed at least slight improvement and 19 states and Puerto Rico had no significant change. Three states — Colorado, Pennsylvania and Tennessee — increased. The last CDC study to look at childhood obesity data this way found very different results. From 2003 to 2008, significant declines in preschooler obesity were seen in only nine states and increases were seen in 24 states. “We’re seeing great progress,� said the CDC’s Ashleigh May, lead author of the new study. The report didn’t answer why some states improved while most others held steady, and Davis said there’s a pressing need to do more research and understand how some states were able to scale back. CDC officials said a change in WIC policies probably played a major role. The changes — instituted in 2009 — eliminated juice from infant food packages, provided less saturated fat, and made it easier to buy fruits and vegetables.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Can a mobile app really teach a baby to find her nose? Or learn to recognize letters and numbers? Not according to an advocacy group that filed a complaint Wednesday with the Federal Trade Commission alleging that two popular baby app developers — Fisher-Price Inc. and Open Solutions — are trying to dupe parents into thinking their online games make infant and toddlers smarter. The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, the Boston-based group whose allegations against “Baby Einstein� videos eventually led to nationwide consumer refunds, is urging federal investigators to examine the marketing practices of Fisher-Price’s “Laugh & Learn� mobile apps and Open Solutions’ games such as “Baby Hear and Read� and “Baby First Puzzle.� It’s the campaign’s first complaint against the mobile app industry as part of its broader push to hold accountable businesses that market technology to very young children and their parents. “Everything we know about brain research and child development points away from using screens to educate babies,� said Susan Linn, the group’s director. “The research shows that machines and screen media are a really ineffective way of teaching a baby language. What babies need for healthy brain development is active play, hands-on creative play and face-to-face� interaction. Linn’s group alleges that the companies violate truth-in-advertising laws when they claim to “teach� babies skills. For example, Fisher-Price of East Aurora,

N.Y., claims that its Laugh & Learn “Where’s Puppy’s Nose?� app can teach a baby about body parts and language, while its “Learning Letters Puppy� app educates babies on the alphabet and counting to 10. Open Solutions, a developer based in Bratislava, Slovakia, says its mobile apps offer a “new and innovative form of education� by allowing babies to “practice logic and motor skills.� “Given that there’s no evidence that (mobile apps are) beneficial, and some evidence that it may actually be harmful, that’s concerning,� Linn said of the companies’ marketing claims. In a statement provided to The Associated Press, Open Solutions said it agrees that electronics are not a substitute for human interaction. It also noted the many positive reviews by customers. “We also don’t say ‘get this game and let it teach your child everything,’� the company wrote. “We assume (the) child is playing the game with parent/sister/baby sitter. We think we have apps that can help parents with babies, either by entertaining babies or help them see new things, animals, hear their sounds etc.� Fisher-Price, contacted by phone and email, did not provide comment. According to the Pew Internet and American Life Project, more than half of American adults own a smartphone while about a third of adults own a tablet. With the number of mobile devices on the rise, mobile software applications have become lucrative money makers. Even apps that are downloaded for free will often collect personal information from a consumer

that can then be sold to marketers. Most of the Fisher-Price apps, for example, are free but warn in their privacy policies that “third parties� can collect information about a person’s device for possible marketing purposes. Federal law says advertising can’t mislead consumers and, in some cases, must be backed by scientific evidence. In 2012, the FTC — which enforces truth-in-advertising laws — agreed with the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood that the developer of “Your Baby Can Read� lied when it promised consumers it could teach babies as young as 9 months to read. That business shuttered after the FTC imposed a $185 million settlement. In 2006, the group asked the FTC to prohibit the makers of Baby Einstein and Brainy Baby videos from making claims about educational benefits. The FTC eventually declined to act after the companies, owned by the Walt Disney Co., agreed to remove some marketing promises from its packages and took down testimonials that claimed educational benefits. After the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood encouraged a group of lawyers to threaten a class-action lawsuit, Disney began offering cash refunds for videos purchased. Linn said her organization targeted Fisher-Price and Open Solutions because their baby apps were among the most popular and because they represented an overall trend of deceptive marketing practices by app developers, both big and small.

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‘Elysium’ a blunt but affecting sci-fi drama Science fiction director Neill Blomkamp will likely be remembered for many things. Subtlety will not be one of them. Like his first major film, 2009’s “District 9,” Blomkamp makes no secret of the inspiration for and moral of his story in his new film, “Elysium.” Just like “District 9” was a story of apartheid, JENNY plain and simple, you KOBIELA- don’t have to dig down MONDOR into subtext to see what “Elysium” is tackling. But while “District 9” kind of felt like a revelation — Blomkamp was a relatively untested filmmaker, his stars were unknown and the story was much deeper than many moviegoers were expecting — “Elysium” doesn’t quite pack the same punch. Oh, it’s good, all right — much better, and more intense and emotional than most of what’s coming out of Hollywood, and populated by an incredible cast — but it isn’t quite the stunner I was hoping for. “Elysium” follows Max De Costa (Matt Damon), a former felon now trying to make an honest living on a ruined Earth in the year 2159. When he gets blasted with a fatal dose of radiation at work, he resurrects his childhood dream of making it to Elysium, the space station where rich people fled when the earth became overcrowded, dirty and dangerous, to get healed before he dies. On Elysium, meanwhile, Secretary of Defense Delacourt (Jodie Foster) aspires to preserve Elysium by any means necessary. Delacourt advocates a much tougher stance on the illegals who make the dangerous journey from Earth to Elysium than the current president (Faran

Despite being a blunt movie in many ways, there is a lot of subtlety in the performances in “Elysium.”

• Tahir) can stomach, and she soon realizes that a coup may be the only way to save her way of life. Delacourt’s plans and Max’s plans collide when Max inadvertently steals some data Delacourt needs to complete her plan, and Max, his old friend Frey (Alice Braga) and her incredibly ill daughter Matilda (Emma Tremblay) get caught in the middle as Delacourt sends the ruthless agent Kruger (Sharlto Copley) after them. Clearly, “Elysium” is trying to tell a story about economic inequality and illegal immigration, and it mostly succeeds, even if Blomkamp hits the audience over the head with it. It’s more blunt than it probably needs to be — it’s clear Blomkamp was afraid that his audience wouldn’t get the point if he disguised it more- but it has a clear point of view and it comments on a very real issue in today’s world. Unfortunately, the thought ends up feeling a little incomplete — I would like to see more of the repercussions of some of the events at the end of the movie — but it also should lead to at least a few deep thoughts on the subject matter presented. That’s something that good science fiction often aims to do, and in that, Blomkamp succeeded. Blomkamp’s bluntness is also on display in the action sequences of “Elysium.” The movie is gritty and bloody, and it does not shy away from showing the violence of this bleak new world. Some of the sequences get a little bit confusing, due to Blomkamp’s love of


This film publicity image released by TriStar, Columbia Pictures-Sony shows Matt Damon, right, the handheld camera feel, but in this context, it only adds to the chaos of the scenes. Blomkamp does not shy away from showing people getting blown up, stabbed and shot, but it never feels like he’s doing it just to shock the audience. There’s a reason for, and a message behind, every drop of blood. It doesn’t hurt the movie that they are well-choreographed, interestingly shot and, a lot of the time, just plain cool-looking action sequences, either. Despite being a blunt movie in many ways, there is a lot of subtlety in the performances in “Elysium.” Max is a compelling character, and he is played expertly by Matt Damon. Max is clearly smart and strong, but he’s also angry at his lot in life and the paralysis he feels. The question becomes: Did Max turn to a life of crime because he was smart and strong enough to do it, or because he had no other options? It’s never explic-

itly stated this way, but Max’s intelligence, moral questions and simmering anger all come out in Damon’s performance, turning the quiet Max into a much more complex character. On the other side of the coin, Jodie Foster’s icy Secretary Delacourt also gives the audience something to think about. Although she’s cast as a villain, some of her motivations are understandable, forcing the audience to wonder exactly how bad she really is. Also more subtle, and really quite clever, is the world Blomkamp has created. He hasn’t reinvented anything, but

in a scene from “Elysium.” instead has used the world as inspiration. You can see, in a million different ways, the things from today’s world that have inspired him. It feels very real at times, which is scary considering the awful state of the Earth, and I’m sure it’s intentional — the world of “Elysium” is not meant to be the future, but now. Blomkamp may point out the main points of his story with a marquee, but on that foundation of obviousness he piles a whole lot of subtle, uncomfortable details. It’s a little too obvious for its own good, and it doesn’t measure up to “District 9,” but as a fan of

good movies and science fiction, I was extremely pleased by “Elysium.” While I will always love the more whimsical, positive, mainstream sci-fi fare of something like the “Star Trek” reboot franchise, I’m glad there are filmmakers willing to go out on a limb to tell a more socially conscious, risky sci-fi tale — even if they fall a smidgen short sometimes. Jenny’s Take: See it before it leaves theaters. (Rated R for strong bloody violence and language throughout. Runs 109 minutes.)

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Stars work without a script at TV conference BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — So, all you actors and other folks with TV shows to promote, what do you have to say for yourself? Their proving ground was the just-ended Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which the TV industry paraded the stars and creators of next season’s fare to produce newspaper ink or blogs or tweets that might entice viewers to tune in. It turned out some celebrities, familiar faces and new ones, can be charming, funny or impressively honest without a script. Here are some of the breakout moments, possible clues to the shows to look for in the 2013-14 season. • Michael J. Fox, patiently explaining that, yes, he has Parkinson’s disease and, yes, it’s OK to make his life with it part of his NBC sitcom. “It is what I deal with. It is my reality and my life, but it’s not horrible. … There’s nothing on the surface horrible about someone with a shaky hand.” • Jeff Garlin of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” fame, stealing the session for ABC’s “The Goldbergs” with good-natured, high-decibel razzing of reporters. “It’s very unsettling to be up here and have half of you playing poker,” he bellowed at reporters peering at their laptop screens. • The women of PBS’ “Downtown Abbey,” upstairs and downstairs. Laura Carmichael, aka the downtrodden Lady Edith,

dazzled in chic hair and dress as she proclaimed that in season four Edith would prove “the Carrie Bradshaw of the ’20s.” On-screen servants Daisy, Mrs. Hughes and Anna, played respectively by Sophie McShera, Phyllis Logan and Joanne Froggatt, looked like a million bucks — or pounds — each. • Robin Williams, politely sedate, until one reporter lit the fuse by comparing the star of CBS’ “The Crazy Ones” to a sad clown. Replied Williams, gleefully: “Especially a sad clown you wake up next (to) and go, ‘Oh, my God. What are those big feet doing in the bed?!’” • Tennis great Billie Jean King, winning skeptical media hearts with her candor and courage. The first sports figure profiled on PBS’ “American Masters,” King, who fought for women’s rights on and off the court, said she overcame her self-described “homophobia” to become comfortable as a lesbian in middle age. • Arsenio Hall, looking sharp and fit for his return to late-night television and sharing startling gossip about his competitors: Jay Leno offered contacts for writers on his staff who were forced out during layoffs, while Jimmy Kimmel wrote a check to support Hall’s charity when he won “Celebrity Apprentice” last year. • The cast and producers of Fox’s sitcom “Enlisted,” promising the show would be better than the pilot. The cast and producers of Fox’s

sitcom “Dads,” slammed in early reviews for being sexist, crass and more, promising much the same. • Spike Lee, playing video Boswell to Mike Tyson’s chipper Samuel Johnson as the pair touted the boxer’s one-man stage show coming to HBO. Tyson said he couldn’t wait to perform each night and “just like in a fight, I wanted to kill everybody in the room — by my performance, of course.” Some kidder. • Collectively, the pint-sized charmers of Fox’s “MasterChef Junior,” who took the sting out of tough guy Gordon Ramsay. “He can’t be really mean because, like, we’re kids,” one of them explained, then corrected Ramsay’s claim he never swore. “Twice,” she said. • The joy of British wit, as exemplified by Max Irons when asked about his nudity in Starz’ “The White Queen” series and how dad Jeremy Irons may react. “I’d refer him to his back catalog,” Irons said, alluding to the elder Irons’ explicit sex scenes in films including 1988’s “Dead Ringers.” • The joy of British charm, courtesy of London cabbie Tony Walker, among the group whose lives have been chronicled by filmmaker Michael Apted in his “Up” series, with “56 Up,” the latest chapter on PBS. Whether explaining “reluctantly and with respect” that he’s never watched “Downton Abbey,” or describing his up-by-the-bootstraps life, Walker was a winner.





Rosenogle – 70th John and Rosalie (Gangwer) Rosenogle of Wawaka will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with a family gathering. The couple were married Aug. 19, 1943, at the Church of the Brethren in Wawaka. The couple farmed and were Noble County DHIA supervisors for 38 years. They are the parents of three daughters and their spouses, Rita and Jim Coats of Albion, Bernita and Mike Smith of Wawaka and Dorothy and Richard Bauman of Kendallville. They also have five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Lafevor — 40th Crager — 60th Kummer — 60th Richard and Phyllis (Weicht) Kummer of Waterloo celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with dinner with family at Don Hall’s Factory restaurant in Fort Wayne. They were married July 28, 1953, at the First Methodist Church of Auburn. Mr. Kummer is a retired mail carrier and farmer and Mrs. Kummer is retired from Indiana Decorative and is a homemaker. They have two children and their spouses, Larry and Cheryl Kummer of Auburn and Tim and LuAnn Kummer of Waterloo. They also have four grandchildren.

Yeakle — 35th Bill and Sue Yeakle of Angola celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary by spending two weeks on their boat in the Georgian Bay, Canada, area. The couple were married in Freeland, Mich., on Aug. 18, 1978. Mr. Yeakle has worked for Vestil Manufacturing for 29 years and Mrs. Yeakle has worked for the Metropolitan School District of Steuben County for 10 years. They have two sons, Justin Yeakle and Kyle Yeakle, both of Angola.

Cola and Mary Lou (King) Crager of Auburn celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary today with family. They were married in Garrett on Aug. 8, 1953. Mr. Crager is retired from Navistar and Mrs. Crager retired from Mossberg Industries. They have four children, Betty Jo (Duane) Colgan, Steven (Deb) Crager, Kaye (Larry) Keen and Ed Crager. They have eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Larry and Kay (Perkins) Lafevor of Avilla will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Aug. 17. The couple were married Aug. 17, 1973, in the Garrett Church of the Nazarene. Mr. Lafevor is employed at Kraft Foods and Mrs. Lafevor is employed at the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne. The couple have four children, Michelle and Brad Buhro of Middletown, Mark and Kellie Lafevor of Casper, Wyo., Mandy and Corey Davis of Hagerstown and Misty and Bill Parker of Rome City. They also have 14 grandchildren.

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Randol, Miller Maranda Miler of LaGrange and Tyler Randol of Wolcottville plan to be married Aug. 17 in Angola. The bride to be is a Westview High School graduate and is employed at Farmers State Bank. She is the daughter of Michael and Gena Miller of LaGrange. Her fiance is a graduate of Prairie Heights High School and is employed by the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department. He is the son of Colby Randol of LaGrange and Kathy Randol of Wolcottville.

Erin Lynn Blaine and Adam Daniel Brady, both of Albion, plan to be married Aug. 24 at St. John Lutheran Church. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Lynn and Debbie Blaine of Kendallville. She is a 2006 graduate of East Noble High School and graduated in 2010 from Ball State University with a degree in accounting. She is a finance specialist at Prairie Quest Accounting in Fort Wayne. Her fiance is the son of Randy and Beverly Marker of Albion and Jim and Pam Brady of Kendallville. He is also a 2006 graduate of East Noble High School. He is a quality control technician at Kautex Textron in Avilla.

Smith, Roundtree Holly Ann Roundtree and Drew J. Smith plan to be married Sept. 1 in Las Vegas, Nev. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Andy and Linda Roundtree of Weiser, Idaho. She is employed as a dental assistant in Queen Creek, Ariz. Her fiance is the son of Matt and Mary Smith of Albion. He is a first officer for United Express Airlines and is also a second lieutenant with the Arizona Air Guard division of the U.S. Air Force.

Construction legacy preserved at Auburn locations BY JOHN BRY

“It feels like I am home again.” That was how former Auburn resident Mike Long described the feeling he was experiencing as he sat in the living room of 404 North Union in Auburn recently. Mike and his wife Carol returned to the city for his 55th class reunion of Auburn High School, and he was indeed home. Mike spent the beginning of his childhood at the Cape Cod style cottage with its deep setback and towering Cottonwood and maple trees. Mike’s father was part of a contracting legacy that has defined the Auburn landscape still seen today. Mike’s father was Bill “Waldo” Long, and his grandfather was Perry Long. The latter was the trusted contractor of Charles Eckhart. Perry Long would be the builder of the Eckhart Library and the Main Street YMCA. Both are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Perry Long would also construct the surviving buildings of Eckhart Park in 1915. Perry Long left his footprint everywhere in the city with homes, commercial buildings and the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Building in his career. He passed that building knack onto his son Waldo, known as Bill. Bill Long would carve out his own construction legacy in the Classic City. Bill and his wife Ruth would reside on North Union Street for over 50 years. They were the type of neighbors everyone loved, and looked forward to their weekly neighborhood barbecue. Following their marriage they acquired land along Cedar Creek and North Union Street to make their home and begin their family. Bill would erect the New England inspired



Ruth (Ketel) Long holds baby Michael Long in front of their “new home” in 1940 at 404 N. Union St., Auburn. The front door behind them remains in place yet today.

cottage in 1940 complete with a picket fenced backyard, and a workshop for himself in the garage. A playroom for Mike and his brother Dave occupied the ground floor, and a massive brick fireplace is the focal point in the living room. Mike Long recalled how Cedar Creek flooded so high one year the water almost reached the top of the basement steps. He could also still envision the Zenith Radio that once graced the living room, and where the Lone Ranger galloped into Mike’s imagination every week. North Union Street was largely undeveloped in 1940 with the exception of earlier Auburn structures from the city’s founding days that had been relocated here including that of Town Founder Wesley Park’s home. Along with the Longs, the Thomas family members were the other early residents along North Union Street as it evolved. Bill Long would build

The new owner of 404 North Union Street, David Bieritz, left, is with Michael, center, and Carol Long who recently visited Michael’s childhood home constructed by his father “Bill” Long.

other homes immediately surrounding his own often doing so with no formal blueprints. Rather, Bill would use a photograph, a page from a magazine, and his eye for design and detail as his guide. By 1949 the Longs moved directly across the street to 403 North Union after the Longs received an unsolicited offer to sell their piece of the American Dream. Mike Long’s neighborhood will always be special to him as well as his childhood home. Photos of his mother Ruth and Grandmother Ketel taken in front of the fireplace, birthday parties in the backyard, circuses at Madden’s Field, and sporadic spring time floods from Cedar Creek are forever frozen in his memories today. It is a comfort to Mike to also know his former home has been passed on to someone who has taken a keen interest in the house


Waldo “Bill” Long is sitting on the steps of 404 N. Union St., Auburn, in the spring of 1940. The home had just been completed by Long whose father Perry Long was the iconic contractor of many surviving historic structures in the city today.

and family. David Bieritz moved to Auburn two years ago from Michigan, and snapped up the Long Home after it had been foreclosed on, and stood vacant. Dave has been eager to learn all he can from Mike, and to respect and maintain many of the

house’s original features that remain intact just as Bill Long had intended them. Bieritz was drawn to the charm of 404 the moment he peered through its windows in December of 2012. He felt closer to the house after learning

of the Long connection as well. “It just feels like home,” Bieritz said of his purchase, and Mike Long could not agree more. JOHN BRY is DeKalb County historian. Contact him at





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runch time for most families is the frenzied, action-packed hours between the school’s dismissal bell and dinnertime. Squeezed in between is often a flurry of homework, sports practices, dance classes, music lessons and hanging out with friends. The last thing most parents have time for is preparing snacks. Instead of unwrapping a candy bar or driving through a fast food joint, pull out a healthy treat or put together a delicious dish in a matter of moments. For more great snacking ideas, visit

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Popcorn For back-to-school snacking you can’t beat popcorn. Pop up a bowl and let the fun flavor creations begin — sweet, savory, or with just a dash of salt. Popcorn is a grab-n-go treat that takes minutes to make. Plus, it’s a whole grain that contains fiber to fuel the body and keep you feeling fuller longer than other snacks. This beloved treat is also economical, costing mere pennies per serving. Pop up some fun today.

Go Bananas


Frozen bananas are a quick, healthy treat. Cut a banana into four pieces, spear with a toothpick and freeze for two hours. Then melt chocolate chips in the microwave, dip each frozen banana pop into the chocolate until coated, shake off excess and place on waxed paper. Have the kids help out by embellishing each pop with chopped nuts, crushed graham crackers or colorful sprinkles. Once hardened, return the pops to the freezer until ready to enjoy.






A full-width porch and sleek metal roof add lots of charm to the front of this sweet home.

Perfect for a narrow lot Details:

This narrow-lot plan delivers three bedrooms (including the roomy master suite), a deluxe master bath with a whirlpool tub and oversize shower, and the generous great room that flows into the columned dining area and kitchen snack bar. A screen porch, walk-in closets, and a full hall bath round out the design. An optional two-car garage loads from the rear, making it a good choice for an infill lot with an alley. To build this home, you can order a complete set of construction documents by calling toll-free 866-7721013 or visiting HouseOfTheWeek. Enter the design number to locate the plan and view more images and details. At HouseOfTheWeek, you can view previously featured plans, browse other specialty collections, or use our search filters to help you find exactly what you want from over 28,000 home designs. Most plans can be customized to suit your lifestyle.

Design Number HOTW130021

BEDROOMS: 3 BATHS: 2 TOTAL LIVING AREA: 1,643 sq. ft. DIMENSIONS: 31’ 7” x 64’ 0” FRAMING: 2 x 4 FOUNDATION OPTIONS: Crawlspace, Unfinished Basement

The open layout maximizes every square foot and makes it easy to interact with family and guests. See images of the plan online at HouseOfTheWeek


Cedar home attracts unwanted guests



Q. Why do woodpeckers keep attacking my cedar home? — Jim from LaGrange A. Well, Jim, it sounds like you live in the backwoods. But that is not necessarily true, woodpeckers can be attracted to your wood home regardless of where you live. The primary reason woodpeckers like the wood siding of your home is that they think bugs are living in the siding. If your home has a problem with carpenter ants, worms or other insects, that can be a source SQUARE of food for the CORNERS woodpeckers. An exterminator may Jeff Deahl be the answer to your problem. Woodpeckers can also be attracted to carpenter bee larva left by bees burrowing deep into your wood trim. These bees can bore deep into the siding leaving a circular hole. It doesn’t matter whether your home is cedar or redwood, the woodpeckers are attracted to the larva left behind by the bees. Another reason that they may be attracted to your home is that when they peck on wood siding, it will make a hollow noise that imitates the sound of a hollow tree, a common food source for them. So that being said, how do we keep the little peckers away? Most experts agree that making some kind of noise to startle them, like a set of wind chimes, or stringing a line with shiny or bright colored metal around your affected areas will scare them and deter them from interpreting your home as being a free buffet. You can also use a hornet spray to shoot the areas that they are attacking and around the bee holes. They will usually leave those areas alone but will probably move to a new location. In the past, I have stuffed steel wool or a metal cloth into their holes, covered with a caulk that matches the siding to finish filling the holes, and the woodpeckers will then leave those areas alone.

JEFF DEAHL is president of the

Builders Association of Northeast Indiana. Questions for the Square Corners column may be submitted at or email

Cigar store Indians prized by antique dealers, art collectors, museums It is believed that tobacco is commonly associated with Native Americans because the Mayan people of North America introduced the ritual of smoking to Christopher Columbus and his crew upon their arrival in the new world. Apparently, Columbus was offered dried tobacco leaves by the natives upon his arrival in the fall of 1492. As North America was further colonized, tobacco was sold in the colonies and throughout Europe. The 17th century tobacco trade inspired a long and colorful history which leads us to a discussion of the collectible works of folk art called the cigar store Indian. One of the earliest known cigar store Indians dates back to 1617. Shop keepers used carved figures of Native Americans — called Virginie men — to attract tobacco buyers to their stores. Settlers at the famous Jamestown colony in Virginia grew tobacco based on instructions provided by the Native Americans. The Jamestown settlement was the first English tobacco plantation in Virginia. Leaves were transported by ship and brokers traded the commodity widely in America and Europe. Tobacco has long been associated with Native Americans and using

the likeness of a Native American as an advertising tool is how the cigar store Indian was born. Tobacco sellers displayed carved sculptures of Native Americans, typically in full costume and headdress, to advertise their crops to a tobaccousing and widely illiterate public. During the late 1800s, ART & figures wooden of Native ANTIQUES Americans were used on tobacco transport vessels Dr. Lori at sea. They were attached to the front of a ship transporting tobacco from America to Europe. Like the prominent display on the tobacco transport ships, tobacco sellers and shop owners decided to use these cigar store Indian figures in front of their store. Original cigar store Indian carvings were hand-made and uniquely designed. They were first introduced by merchants circa 1840. Cigar store Indians are life-size

tobacco advertising images and were collected widely starting in the late 1920s. By the mid-1900s, the carved and painted cigar store Indian became less common due to higher manufacturing costs, restrictions on tobacco advertising and sidewalk-obstruction laws. Today, these colorful and sculpted objects are widely collected and represent an important category of collectibles. As tobacco use fell out of fashion in the 1980s, the cigar store Indian grew in popularity. Good examples with original paint in good condition typically sell for thousands of dollars on the antiques market. The record price for a cigar store figure is more than $.5 million. Cigar store Indians were made from sculpted or carved wood, molded plaster of paris or chalkware, cast iron and even constructed metal. 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, Facebook. com/DoctorLori or call 888-431-1010.

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Ready for immediate occupancy and would lend itself to many uses in business zoning. This building has been extremely well maintained. Could also be a large family home! Land contract terms may be considered. $112,000. MLS#9004964


This is a beautiful, high-quality, custom-built home in the country with oak doors and trim throughout. This home has a large kitchen with a breakfast area, a formal dining room and a gas fireplace in the living room. The master bathroom has a jetted tub and a walk-in shower. The master bedroom has a trayed ceiling and a large walk-in closet. There is a 1,456-square-foot finished daylight basement with a full bath and a pellet stove, and has room for the whole family. The yard has a 14-by-36 barn and a garden area.

E-mail: Fax: 260-347-7282 Toll Free: 1-877-791-7877

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200 N. Main St., • Wolcottville, IN 46795 Cell: 260-499-0267 • Office: 260-854-2414


Beautiful country home on more than 5 acres

welcomes our newest agents, The “A Team”

RE/MAX Results is pleased to announce that the “A Team” has recently joined one of the area’s premier real estate organizations. As a member of the RE/MAX team, the “A Team” is supported by the most recognized and highly respected real estate company in the nation. Alice Fitzpatrick – is a life-long resident of Fremont and has been a top producing Realtor since 1996. She has joined up with Brian Welch and her daughter, Kyra Fitzpatrick, to form the “A Team”. Brian Welch – is a Fremont native and has over 30 years experience in Commercial Construction and General Contracting. He has recently received his Real Estate License and has teamed up with Alice and Kyra and formed the “A Team”. Kyra Fitzpatrick – Also is a lifelong resident of Fremont and a 2009 graduate of Fremont High School and just recently received her Real Estate License and joined the “A Team” as an assistant. With the combined strength of this “A Team” they will be able to satisfy all your real estate needs above and beyond your expectations.

ADDRESS: 4740 C.R. 47, Auburn

HEATING: Gas forced-air



SIZE: 3,688 square feet

STYLE: 2-story


GARAGE: 22-by-24 attached

BATHROOMS: Three-and-a-half

SCHOOLS: DeKalb Central School Corp.

PRICE: $265,900

DIRECTIONS: S.R. 8 east to C.R. 47, south on C.R. 47 to property.


Give them a call at 260-668-1553, email them at: or view their listings at

Andy Jagoda 508 S. Grandstaff Auburn, IN 46706

100 Growth Parkway, Suite D Angola, IN 46703

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56 E. Sunny Acres S., Waldron Lake, Rome City

317 Laurelwood Lane, Kendallville Custom-built villa in Cobblestone Golf Community. 3 BR, 2 BA with exceptional master suite with jetted tub and separate shower and large walk-in closet. Large sunroom heated for all year-round enjoyment. Large 2-car garage with stairway to storage above. Very well-cared for home. MLS#9003966. $209,900.



Gregg Pyle

Michelle Eggering

Fabulous... meticulous... grandeur... location and a view to die for; all words that describe this upscale lakefront home on Waldron Lake. Roadside curb appeal was not ignored in this incredible 3,138 sq. ft. home. Beautiful landscaping and extensive Trex decking grace lake side and boat launch side of the home; creating many entertaining areas for a large lake gathering! Yes, you have your own boat launch! MLS#9005578. $429,900.


Michelle Eggering

200 N. Main St., Wolcottville




Waldron Lake


Atwood Lake

Looking for the perfect lot to build on? Your search is over with these buildable lake lots on Waldron Lake. 108 ft of lake frontage to enjoy. Skiing or fishing - the Indian Lake Chain has all. $79,000

Over 6,000 sq. ft. of living space! 6 BR, 4.5 BA, huge kitchen and a finished walk-out basement with a 2nd kitchen area! The 42x56 pole barn offers doors on each side! Total of 15.02 acres - approximately 10 tillable, 3 wooded and the rest is the home site! A few finishing touches are needed! $294,900

This lakefront bungalow has had only 1 owner who had it constructed in 1978. Very nice beach, big view, and beautiful neighboring lake houses on both sides. Wood burning fireplace. Excellent interior/exterior atmosphere. Patio and deck, plenty of parking, good shed & pier. $109,000


0 Hilltop Drive, Rome City

Great opportunity on Sylvan Lake. 1.8 acres +/- of undeveloped channel frontage (approximately 390’) with good easterly views of the 2nd basin of Sylvan Lake. All sports lake with great fishing and miles of lake shore for those evening cruises. This channel is slotted to be dredged and also a large culvert is going to be replaced at the end of the channel connecting to Sylvan’s Cain Basin. Excellent land on which to build your dream home. $295,000. MLS#9005568.




7705 S 140 E, Wolcottville

Tour this spacious 4 BR waterfront home on popular Witmer Lake today! This home has gorgeous lakefront views from the all-season room and the master suite above! All 4 BRs are large, with the 2 upstairs ones being especially spacious. There’s a full sized bathroom w/ceramic pedestal sink on each floor. The oversized living/great room allows for a dining area next to the kitchen and breakfast bar. $262,700. MLS#9005585.


Well maintained condo on Hamilton Lake. Sandy beach and common areas. 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home that includes a jetted tub and intercom. You can live year round or make this your summer home. Furniture available upon request. Appliances stay. $149,900. Directions: S. Wayne to E. Bellefontaine to home.

Large ranch in established subdivision looks new! Includes new furnace, additional insulation, and new air conditioner compressor. Features all new flooring including ceramic tile, laminate and carpet. Also includes a new 30x10 deck! Move right in - ready to call home! $119,900. MLS#9005525. DIRECTIONS: West of SR 3 on US 6 to Meadow Lane. South on Meadow Lane to Maple Lane. West on Maple Lane to home.


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This home has it all. $524,900. DIRECTIONS: Hamilton 4-way, west on Bellefontaine, north on 300, east on 280, then south on 283 to property.

Your lake home. $299,900. DIRECTIONS: Hamilton 4-way, west on Bellefontaine, north on 300, east on 280, right on 280 C to property.

Hosted By: Anne Thomas

Hosted By: Anne Thomas



202 E. Harcourt Rd., Suite D, Angola

202 E. Harcourt Rd., Suite D, Angola

260-242-7366 Andy Treesh







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260-316-9940 cell 260-665-2414 ext. 222

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Noble Hawk Golf Community. Nearly 2,500 sq. ft. on the main level with kitchen, dining and living all open. A master suite with a ceramic tiled walk-in shower. MLS#9004398. $335,000. DIRECTIONS: SR 3 south to Noble Hawk, east to Eagle Trace, south to home.

Hosted By: Gregg Pyle



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280 LN 280 C, HAMILTON

The Hess Team


Christy Thomson



The Hess Team

Open Homes 195 LN 283, HAMILTON

9919 N. Eagle Island Road, Rome City

Lakefront home built into a hill overlooking Waldron Lake. Ski 10 AM-5 PM. 216 acres. Part of West Lakes Chain which includes Jones, Steinbarger & Tamarack Lakes. Original cottage retains the quaintness, with knotty pine walls throughout. New addition 7 years ago includes a master BR, large main floor bath w/garden tub & shower. 2nd main floor BR is secluded w/a large hallway room to use as an office, closet or add another bath. $234,500. MLS#9005554.


The Hess Team




0 Pleasant Point, Rome City

The best of all worlds! Enjoy lake life & build your own dream house! Want a home sitting pretty in a woods? You can have everything you always imagined. 3 acres of woods, views on Sylvan Lake. Approx. 270 ft. of channel frontage at Pleasant Point. Also 1 mile to Limberlost Golf Course. Enjoy lake, nature, views & privacy all at once. $304,500. MLS#9005567.


The Hess Team







Cute bungalow on the north side of Witmer Lake. 2 BR and 1 full BA. Level lot, carport, NGFA heat and CA. City sewer. Stone’s throw from the swimming beach at the end of 200 E. At $39,900, this is a great price for first time home buyers, downsizers and investors! Give us a call today.

200 N. Main St., Wolcottville

200 N. Main St., Wolcottville








Witmer Lake Area


200 N. Main St., Wolcottville



200 N. Main St., Wolcottville

Garrett 2 bedroom, 1 bath bungalow. Original 5-panel solid wood doors. Kitchen and bath have ceramic flooring. All but a couple windows have been replaced with vinyl windows in 2011. New roof on the house and garage in 2012. New natural gas furnace in 2011. Full basement. Close to the playground! $49,900






0000 W. Tiddle Wink Trail, Kimmell

Corner, wooded building lot located in the very natural and relaxed subdivision of Dolphin Harbour on Smalley Lake. The main building lot is not lakefront but included is a deeded boat lot specifically for this property. Smalley Lake is a 69-acre fishing lake in Washington Twp., Noble County. Average lake depth is 20 ft. with a maximum depth of 49 ft. with muck bottom. Manufactured homes on a permanent foundation are permitted. No mobile homes. MLS#9005498. $10,900.







COMPARE THIS VALUE BEFORE YOU BUY. Freshly painted 1,526 sq. ft., 3 BR, 1-1/2 BA ranch on a nearly full basement suitable for finishing. Amenities include oversized 2-car garage & huge eat-in kitchen. $102,500. DIRECTIONS: N. Main St. to Grove St., east to property.

Hosted By: Dave R. Button








What a lovely place. Enjoy the beauty and serenity of the lake from the sunroom or the wonderful deck. It has all the room you need and more. There are three bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths and lots of space for entertaining. The hardwood floors are beautiful and the lower level offers lots of options for entertaining with a second kitchen. All the appliances stay except the kitchen refrigerator and the freezer in the basement. The mirror and the shelf at the front door plus the master bedroom and bath drapes do not stay. There is storage galore with a large space in the basement with a garage door for easy access for all the outdoor equipment. The oversized two-car garage and a 25by-32 workshop at the back complete the property. There are great lake views from the entire lake side. You must see this great home to appreciate all it has to offer.

This lovely home features an open floor plan with a spacious master suite on the main level, as well as an entire guest suite with two bedrooms, a full kitchen and its own laundry and living room area. The main living room has a vaulted ceiling with a breathtaking view of the lake. The kitchen has lots of cabinet and storage room, and the three-season room opens up to the wrap-around deck and is just a few steps to the beach. An additional level lot is available for a total of 90 feet of lake frontage.

Enjoy the beauty and serenity of the lake

Immaculate lakefront home


ADDRESS: 1120 Eastgate Drive, Kendallville

HEATING: Propane gas hot water

ADDRESS: 2160 Lane 150, Hamilton Lake

HEATING: Natural gas forced-air





SIZE: 2,912 square feet

STYLE: Ranch

SIZE: 3,274 square feet

STYLE: Contemporary


GARAGE: Two-car attached



BATHROOMS: Two-and-a-half

SCHOOLS: East Noble School Corp.


SCHOOLS: Hamilton

PRICE: $399,900

DIRECTIONS: U.S. 6 west to C.R. 450E, right to C.R. 850N and turn left, first right to Eastgate Drive to property

PRICE: $379,900

DIRECTIONS: North of downtown Hamilton on S.R. 1 to Lane 150, then left to home.


Patsy Brandgard

Pam Doty 202 E. Harcourt Dr., Suite D Angola, IN 46703



Indian corn grows with help of beans, squash Archeological studies indicate that corn was first cultivated by the primitive people of Mesoamerica about 5,600 years ago. Corn or maize was the primary starch for Native Americans for centuries and is considered the “mother grain” of the Americas. The term maize comes from the Spanish form (maiz) of the Arawak Native Americans. Today what we call Indian corn is not commonly used for food, but as part of our fall decor. The colorful, dried ears come in a rainbow of striped, speckled and solid colors and can last for years. The coloring of the kernels is attributed to a “jumping gene” or more technically a transposon. Transposons are genes that move from one location to another within an organisms genetic material. In the case of corn, the transposon is moving into or out of the gene responsible for pigment in the kernel. When the transposon moves into the pigment gene, it disrupts pigment production, the pigment is not produced and the kernel appears white. When the transposon moves

out of the pigment gene, pigment is produced again and appears as purple, brown or red. The point in development when the transposon is moving in or out of the pigment gene determines whether the kernel appears white, speckled, striped or colored. Voila! Corn grows best KNOWLEDGE in plenty TO GROW of sunshine and warm temperaKaren Weiland tures. When it comes to planting and spacing, refer to the package directions. Soak the corn seeds for several hours, but not more than 8 hours before planting. Since corn requires a large amount of nitrogen for leaf development, many gardeners plant beans near or around the corn. The corn stalks provide support for the beans and the bean roots introduce

nitrogen into the soil for the corn. Plant some squash too. The large squash leaves will provide shade to the soil, help keep it moist and prevent the growth of weeds. I have been told that the prickly squash leaves keep racoons away, they don’t like to step on them. This planting combination is called the three sisters. Did you know that the number of silks per ear of corn is equal to the number of kernels on the cob. Each silk is pollinated to produce one kernel of corn. If you look very closely at a kernel of corn you will see a small tail. That is where the silk was attached. As always, happy gardening. More information about gardening and related subjects is available online at pubs The Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service can be reached at 499-6334 in LaGrange County, 636-2111 in Noble County, 925-2562 in DeKalb County and 668-1000 in Steuben County. KAREN WEILAND is a Master Gardener.

BANI Standard of the Week • In reviewing this section, it is necessary to establish standards for the proper use of the electrical system. In order for the electrical system to perform properly, it is important that it be used in the manner for which it was designed and for it to be installed by a licensed electrical contractor. For this reason, recognized electrical codes have established that ground fault current interrupters of GFCI protection are required at all sink areas (kitchen, wet bar, bathroom vanities), garages, unfinished basements and


ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS exterior outlets at ground level. Appliances using large amounts of current, such as freezers and refrigerators should not be connected to these outlets. Use appropriate light bulb wattages and amount of electrical motor equipment for each household circuit. Exceeding the capacity of a circuit may cause circuit breakers to trip. This tripping should not be viewed as a nuisance, but a warning that

the circuit is overloaded. It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure that the circuits are not overloaded. If a service call to repair an electrical problem reveals that the problem is due to overloading by the owner, the owner should pay for the service charge and any subsequent expenses. The electrical system has been installed by a licensed electrician in accordance with all applicable codes. The codes are in place to ensure a safe operating electrical system for normal residential use.



You will not want to miss out on this three-bedroom, one-and-a-half bath ranch home on a full basement. This house features gas heat, central air and new granite countertops in the kitchen. The property sits on a half-acre lot and offers a 19-by-40 in-ground swimming pool and a hot tub with gazebo.

Ranch in a great, convenient location ADDRESS: 5919 C.R. 427, Auburn

HEATING: Gas-forced



SIZE: 1,622 square feet

STYLE: Ranch on full basement


GARAGE: Two-car attached

BATHROOMS: One-and-a-half

SCHOOLS: DeKalb Central School Corp.

PRICE: $169,900

DIRECTIONS: South of Auburn on C.R. 427.


Lynda Carper 131 Ensley Ave. Auburn, IN 46706






Brian Patrick Flynn shows a playful family room in a home shared by two young parents and their two active sons. Interior designer Flynn deliberately used youth as a part of the room’s decor with original

framed photography of 1980s Duplo figures as well as playful accessories and a bold, vibrant palette of navy blue and fire engine red.

Interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn had his client’s family photography cropped tightly, then printed over scale in black and white for use as dining room art. Flynn suggests focusing tightly on faces rather than landscapes or surroundings to instantly warm up and personalize room’s designed for family gatherings.

A family room the whole family will like THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

In many homes, the “family room” is decorated with just one purpose: to withstand the impact of juice-spilling, game-playing, cookie-eating, crayonwielding children. The result is often a room that’s long on durability but short on style. How can you create a stylish, sophisticated family room where grown-ups will want to spend time, while still keeping the space kid-friendly? Three design experts — Brian Patrick Flynn of and Flynnside Out Productions; Betsy Burnham of Burnham Design; and Jon Call of Mr. Call Designs — offer some advice:

Strong fabrics “Design technology and textiles are catching up with our family-friendly lifestyle,” says Burnham. “There are so many outdoor fabrics, so many amazing vinyls” that are durable and easy to clean, but also look good. Burnham is a fan of Holly Hunt fabrics treated with Nano-Tex,

which resists spills and stains without changing the fabric’s texture. Indoor/outdoor rugs are another great option now that they’re being made with materials soft to the touch. Flynn, who often uses Sunbrella indoor/ outdoor fabrics, suggests upholstering with removable slipcovers for easy cleaning. When choosing slipcovers, “washed linen is great since it’s meant to look worn-in and super casual.” He’s also a fan of very dark denim: “Navy blue and charcoal are my go-to choices for denim slipcovers since they look more tailored than basic beiges or creams.”

Neat sofas Call recommends skipping sofas that have three or four seat cushions and several more cushions across the back. “If you’ve got kids playing and jumping on those,” he says, you’ll constantly be finding the cushions out of place or on the floor. Instead, he says, pick a sofa with one large seat cushion and no separate

cushions along the back — “something tailored and clean looking” that won’t need its cushions adjusted constantly.

Multi-use tables Family rooms are built for entertaining, so think about flexible seating, Burnham says. “Maybe a side table that’s also a stool, or a coffee table that’s also a bench or an ottoman.” Kids can use an ottoman as a surface for games, while adult party guests can use it as seating. Opt for tables with rounded corners for safety in rooms where kids often play, Flynn says, and choose tables with “metal or weathered wood tops. Metal tops can withstand heavy wear and tear, while weathered wood is intended to look worn, so as kids take their toll on the pieces, it simply adds to the intended look.”

Varied lighting Rooms that do doubleduty need lighting that does too, says Call. “When you have adults

Faux plants can liven up home THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

If there’s somewhere in your home that needs livening up but it’s not practical to use real plants, consider using faux flowers and greenery. And don’t worry about it. Decorators, or maybe your mother, used to tell you to skip the fake stuff if you wanted to stay classy. But improved manufacturing and materials are giving artificial plants and silk flowers a fresh reputation. “The technology has come a long way. They look so real now it’s hard to tell,” says Kathie Chrisicos, designer and president of Boston-based Chrisicos Interiors.

Extra storage Have a place for everything, Burnham says, so toys and other kid-related items can be put away easily at the end of the day. She recommends a wall of built-in cabinets with doors, so kids’ clutter can be easily stashed, at hand but out of sight. She also suggests creating storage space in the family room for a few fragile or valuable items that aren’t kid-friendly. “You can have a cashmere throw in the cabinet that you pull out for the adults,” Burnham says. By storing these things in the room, you’re more likely to really use them, yet they’re protected from the kids’ play. Flynn also recommends

built-ins, and suggests “adding color and pattern to their back panels.” “I usually use large-scale patterned wallpaper,” he says. Consider nautical styles: “They’re casual and fun, and they don’t take themselves too seriously.” For additional storage, Flynn says, replace coffee tables with “upholstered storage ottomans complete with safety locking mechanisms, which prevent little ones from getting inside of them to hide, and also protecting any little fingers from hinges.” He suggests upholstering ottomans with indoor-outdoor fabrics so they’ll withstand spills and sticky fingers.

Bold colors In a high-traffic family room, Call suggests sticking with deeper colors rather than whites or pale shades. Flynn agrees: “The one color I use more than any other in family-centric spaces is navy blue,” he says, because it can appeal to the whole family. He recommends Seaworthy navy from Sherwin-Wil-

liams: “It has just the right amount of purple in it to make it bright instead of dark.” “Red is another high-energy hue which works great in family rooms,” Flynn says, which works well with most other colors, especially black-brown, navy blue and charcoal.

Playful decor Don’t hide the fact that the room is being shared with kids, Flynn says. “Embrace it. Work children and playfulness into the design of a family room’s aesthetic,” he suggests. On the walls, he likes to use “pop art or original photography of toys, especially vintage toys, or black-and-white candid photography of the family blown up to an enormous scale” to personalize the room. “Kids and pets are a huge part of our lives. Since we love them more than the sofas and chairs they sit on, why not make them as much as part of a room’s decoration as its furnishings?” Flynn says.

Favorite old T-shirts find new life as skirts THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Selection savvy When you’re shopping for faux, pay attention to detail. Manufactured plants and flowers should have the variations in color, texture and density that live plants do, including the look of new growth and old growth, says Doug Hopeman, owner of the Nashville, Tenn.-based Artificial Plants and Trees. Visible stems, branches and trunks should appear realistic. “The ability to create the minute, intricate detail of everything about the plants and trees helps make them more natural-looking than they were 10 years ago,” he says. You can choose from an array of products. People often choose real plants that aren’t native to their region, so don’t feel limited to the varieties found near you when

over or if you’re watching TV or it’s a more intimate moment, you want a lamp by the sofa, at eye-level or below, to create intimate pools of light,” he says. But kids doing homework or art projects need the brighter light that overhead fixtures provide. Make sure your family room has both.


Chrisicos Interiors LLC shows a silk tree from NESA of a bonsai, rear, in a traditional metallic gold toned elegant dining room in Newton, Mass. Improved manufacturing methods and materials are giving artificial plants and silk flowers a fresh reputation.

buying artificial ones, says Jo Pearson, a creative expert with Michaels Stores. Current trends in greenery include palms and succulents, as well as potted herbs such as lavender and rosemary, and small leafy plants and ivies. Peonies, mums, dahlias, sunflowers and hydrangeas are among popular silk florals.

Perfect presentation Artificial plants are easy

to manipulate. You can bend stems and branches to make them reach toward natural light or fit into a certain space, and then change it up so it doesn’t always look the same. “I’ve had people tell me my plant was really growing when, in fact, I’m just repositioning it occasionally,” Pearson says. To arrange petals, stems and foliage on artificial products, check out photos of live plants online.

Remember that old REM concert T-shirt from 1989? Or the shirt from the 10K race where you set a personal best? It’s a shame they’re living in the back of your closet, because they don’t have to. Recycled into a skirt, our nostalgic Ts get to parade again in public. Denise Chaudhari makes three styles of skirt out of rock-band T-shirts: a casual, asymmetrical skirt, a simple a-line and a more professional-looking skirt for flaunting at the office. “Everybody has (old T-shirts) in their drawer, and they’re not flattering to wear,” says Chaudhari, of Lafayette, Colo. “They won’t wear them, but they won’t get rid of them.” Chaudhari’s answer is these flirty skirts, made from T’s and color-coordinating jersey fabric. She began a few years ago by pilfering from her husband’s storied collection, and then friends shared their old T’s. Today, Chaudhari trolls thrift stores — those near universities are the best — and buys in bulk from concert T-shirt wholesalers. Bands from the ’80s, punk rock and the Beatles sell the best, she says. “Punk is cool to wear, even if you don’t listen to it,” says Chaudhari, 43. Sally Lang, of Salem, Ore., makes her own version of the T-shirt skirt, often incorporating rock-band images, although she says good rock T’s are hard to find at thrift stores. In her neck of the woods, tie dye rules. The dynamic colors and patterns translate into eye-catching skirts. “In Oregon, we’re kind of obsessed with tie dye,” says Lang. In Chaudhari’s experience selling her skirts at craft fairs, buyers who don’t have a favorite band gravitate to the T-shirt skirts that feature a guitar or other generic, musical image, or to super-hero graphics. She also recommends making recycled


Denise Chaudhari and the Dandy Social Club shows a skirt made of T-shirt and other fabrics that she sews together to create her swishy skirts, in Lafayette, Colo. T-shirts from bands of the ’80s, punk rock and the Beatles sell the best at craft shows, Chaudhari says. “It’s cool to wear a Ramones (T-shirt skirt).”

skirts from T-shirts from races, non-profits — even sarcastic T’s. Often, she puts those into her children’s clothing line, which she sells at her online shop, Dandy Social Club.



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Suburban Propane, a nationwide provider of propane and oil, has the following opening in their Waterloo, IN location:


Operations Manager Resp incl working closely with the Customer Service Center Mgr to develop & implement marketing plans, ensure effective coordination, oversee/manage daily distribution, & managing the vehicle fleet. Propane industry exp preferred, knowl & exp to perform all propane service functions, incl tank setting, pressure/leak checks & trouble shooting, four-year Business Degree or equiv in exp & education, CDL Class B w/hazmat endorsements required.

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As part of our pre-employment hiring process, background checks and drug screens are performed. Suburban Propane is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with all applicable laws. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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• Metal Technologies is a well maintained, modern green sand foundry • Finishing Department positions available on all shifts starting at $13.95/hour with direct hire opportunities available within 90 days of placement.


CDL-A & Potato Truck Drivers


Lennard Ag Company in Howe, IN is NOW HIRING: CDL-A and POTATO TRUCK DRIVERS Seasonal semi-truck and straight-truck drivers needed to drive along-side our harvesters in the fields and deliver to our Howe, IN location. All local fields – no overnights. Looking for safe, reliable, and professional drivers. Call Lennard Ag @ (260) 562-3900 for more information or apply at:

• High School Diploma or GED • Ability to work in a heavy industrial environment •Must submit to criminal background check and drug screen • Willing to work overtime

0450 W. 750 N. Howe, IN 46746 Located south of IN for an immediate interview. (Turn West at the Valero Gas Station and Holiday Inn Express on SR 9)

Job fair process will include application, assessment activities, and finishing department tour (Dress accordingly: closed toe shoes/boots and long pants). The job fair will be held at Metal Technologies, 1537 West Auburn Drive, Auburn, Indiana 46706. If you have any questions please contact the Forge Industrial Staffing Office at 260-471-5900 and refer to Metal Technologies when you call.

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IMPACT Institute has an opening to work with approx 10-12 second year students. Candidates should have baking and pastry background (degree preferable). This Instructional Asst/Deli Mgr hours are from 7:30am to 2:30pm Mon-Fri through the school year. Pay depends on exp. Please complete the general application on our website: Click on the resources tab, employment opportunities. EOE General


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Apply in person: Eshelman Excavating 5999 E. US 6 Kendallville M-F • 8:30 am-3:30 pm General

CNC LATHE & MILL OPERATORS Must be able to set up and operate. Check parts & maintain quality. Excellent working conditions.

Class A CDL Minimum Two years Experience Good pay and benefits Home every night No touch freight Days & Nights Available. For our Ft. Wayne, & Butler, Indiana locations -

Organist and/or Keyboard Accompanist needed. Both capabilities a plus. 24 rank reuter pipe organ.

B & J SPECIALTY, INC. 7919 N 100 E WAWAKA, IN 46794

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Auburn Presbyterian Church Sunday Service 10 AM Salary negotiable. Contact Tracy 260-925-2987 or email apcsecretary111

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Leading provider of paperboard packaging is currently accepting applications for:


Call Jim 800-621-1478 Ext. 131 or apply on line at:

• Installs, maintains and repairs printing presses and folder/gluers

Skills • Technical Certificate in Industrial Maintenance or equivalent preferred

Description of Benefits

Drivers $2,500.00 Sign-On Bonus! Get Home Weekly & Weekends running Dedicated Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4862

• Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K Match, Vacation, Tuition Reimbursement...just to name a few

Apply at: Click on the “Career Center” link. EEO • M/F/D/V

All Shifts – Mostly 2nd and 3rd $9.40/hour

Attend our Job Fair! WHEN: Thursday, August 8th and August 15th • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. WHERE:

TRIN, Inc. 803 HL Thompson Jr., Dr. Ashley, Indiana (Enter the main entrance by the flagpoles)

No phone calls please.


Part time Nightly Cleaning People Needed in Kendallville

210 Growth Parkway, Angola, IN Phone (260) 624-2050


Call or Text Bob (260) 403-7676

Excellent career opportunities! If you’re not registered with us, you are MISSING out! • Engineering Manager • Quality Engineering Supervisor • Purchasing • Auto Cad Operators • Mig & Tig Welders • Production Associates/Machine Operators • Shipping/Packers/General Labor Please apply in person at our Angola Branch or online at and select the Angola Branch. E.O.E.


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Due to increased workload, we are in need of a fabricator for our Prototype Shop. This is a hands-on position requiring daily interaction with Engineering, Tool room and Production activities. This position requires basic knowledge of blue print reading, math, measurement techniques such as calipers/micrometers and basic machining skills on a lathe, mill and drill press. A potential candidate may possess skills such as home workshop craftsmanship, fabrication hobbies, tool room experience or mechanical abilities in related fields. Previous experience with manual and CNC tube bending is a plus. The ability to work under time constraints and customer demands is a must. Candidates must be able to work alone, unsupervised and maintain self-managed work ethics while producing quality results as dictated by customer specifications. All other necessary skills required for this position will be gained through on-the-job training and experience. This is a 1st shift position with periodic overtime. Mandatory overtime may be required under certain workload conditions. *Pay is based on experience Benefits Include: medical, dental, vision insurance, 401K and paid vacation.

Please send resume to: ATM c/o HR Mgr 1501 Wohlert St., Angola, IN 46703

Call 260-927-9034 if you are unable to apply during these times. Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer.

NOW HIRING IN Kendallville (Location) Schwan’s Home Service, Inc.

Heidtman Steel Products, Inc.,

a dynamic steel processing company, is looking for team members to work in our Butler, IN locations. We will be accepting applications August 12th – August 16th for the position of Packager. Interested candidates must be available to work 2nd or 3rd shifts. Primary responsibilities will include the banding & packaging of steel coils, to read and interpret work orders, and to perform quality checks. Position requires the ability to operate a forklift and pendant crane. Individuals must be self-motivated, able to work in a fast paced environment and work well in a team setting. Must be available to work weekend overtime. Stable work history, prior manufacturing experience and High School diploma or GED required. Steel experience preferred. We offer competitive wages and an excellent benefits package. Applications will be accepted at our facility located at 4400 C.R. 59 Butler, Indiana from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM through August 16th.



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If you have the ability to work independently, an understanding of sanitary requirements, and enjoy food services, please apply online

Call 260 466-3773

Forge Industrial Staffing will hold a job fair at Metal Technologies, Auburn, Indiana on Saturday, August 17th from 2 PM to 6 PM.

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Drivers Individuals with an enthusiasm to help others are needed at our Village at Kendallville location to prepare meals, serve residents, clean the dining room, and wash dishes. Part time day and afternoon shifts available, which include weekend hours on a rotating schedule.

is looking for Class A CDL drivers. Home every weekend and most nights. We are a local company.



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We are seeking an experienced Mortgage Banker to market our wide variety of portfolio lending programs and provide superior, personalized service to customers in the Coldwater area. This is a salary plus commission-based position to solicit, service, and arrange for a wide variety of mortgage, real estate and construction loans. Responsibilities include developing new business through contacts with realtors, builders and branch referrals. Preferred qualifications include a four-year college degree and/or three years of mortgage lending experience. Outside sales experience beneficial. Good knowledge of mortgage lending policies and procedures and the ability to deal tactfully and effectively with customers and other bank employees is a must. As a community based bank, we offer local decision making and processing, fast turnaround of mortgage loans, a full support staff, and competitive rates and products, including portfolio loans. Potential applicants should be energetic self-starters who are flexible, organized, and enthusiastic about working with people. Interested applicants can apply online by visiting our website:

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Is accepting applications for a Street Department Assistant. Applications and a job description are available at the Hamilton Town Hall, 900 S. Wayne Street, or can be accessed on the Town website, www.hamiltonindiana .org. Deadline for applications is Thursday, August 29, 2013, at 4:00 p.m.

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JOURNAL GAZETTE Routes Available In: Auburn & LaGrange

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Drivers MCT LOGISTICS-Flatbed driver wanted. Home weekends. $1,000 week. 260-760-6095. (A)



*Assisted living with six levels of care*

Due to increasing census, We are Hiring -

•RN Nursing Team Leader FT Day shift

Apply at: 2879 S. Lima Rd. Kendallville, IN 46755

Contact Angie Smith Dir. of Nursing 260-897-2841 for an interview.

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Contact Tricia Parks for an interview.

PART TIME HOUSEKEEPER needed at Deerfield Apartments. Motivated, dependable persons may apply in person 1998 Deerfield Lane Kendallville or by fax: 260-347-5654

Or Apply on line at: www.presencehealth .org/lifeconnections

Garrett Land contract, 4 BR Handyman special, $500/mo. 615-2709 Rome City 2 BR 1 BA Lake access $650/mo + util. & dep.

We are accepting applications for the following positions:

Part-Time CNAs or HHAs

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

OFFICE SPACE Auburn Professional office near hospital 100 N Clark St. Call 925-4660




RESPIRATORY THERAPIST The Cardio Respiratory Department of Sturgis Hospital has a 72 hour full time night position for a Certified eligible and/or registered Respiratory Therapist. MI licensure required or willing to obtain. Position offers: • 12 hour shifts • Every third weekend • Excellent benefits and wages Email resume to: resume@sturgis Or send to: Sturgis Hospital Attn: Human Resources 916 Myrtle Ave. Sturgis, MI 49091 (269) 659-4440 Fax (269) 659-6713

Health Care

Hickory Creek at Kendallville a non-profit skilled nursing home is in need of a

MDS Coordinator & Certified Dietary Manager

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Full and Part Time Cleaners Needed in the Butler area. Must have clean background. Send Resume via e-mail to: pharrison@emsinc .com Or Call Job Line 1-888-395-2020 ext 3336 State your name, number & city with your message. Auto Mechanic Best Deal Auto Sales Hiring ASE Certified auto mechanics. Seasoned or right out of school. If you are looking for a great place to work where you will be appreciated for the work you do, call Best Deal Auto Sales. We offer great pay, up to (4) weeks paid vacation. Monthly bonuses.

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Sunny Summer Savings • FREE Heat & Hot Softened Water • Low Security Deposits* • Pet-Friendly Community* • On-site Management & Maintenance Staff

ALL POSITIONS Apply in person at: The Bull Pen Cafe in Fremont, IN Must be able to work nights and weekends. No phone calls, please.

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Timbers Steak House & Seafood Now Hiring Exp. Cooks & Servers 1212 W. Maumee St. Angola, IN Restaurants

Shady Nook 10170 E 600 S Big Long Lake is hiring for the following positions -

Call: 260-357-0099 ext. 107 Ask for Dave

Servers, Cook, Dishwashers & Bartender.


Please apply in person after 3 PM.

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Interested candidates may submit resume in person to:


1433 S. Main Street Kendallville, IN Attention: Annette Weber, Administrator 260-347-3612

Fax: 260-347-7282 Toll Free: 1-877-791-7877

MASONRY WORK Fireplace makeovers, mailboxes, artificial & real stone, repair, stucco or reface existing foundations, chimneys & repairs, step repairs, porch makeovers. Fair prices - Insured 35 Years Experience 260 636-2870


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

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


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.

2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS ALMOST 1,000 SQ FT! GRISWOLD ESTATES (260) 927-0197 900 Griswold Ct., Auburn, IN 46706 www.griswoldestates@



Large 1 BR, 62 & Over Handicapped or Disabled Rent based on income

FREE Utilities. 201 Fox Lake Rd. Angola, IN 46703

Call 260 665-9491

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WEBB CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION Over 30 yrs. quality concrete work. Call 260 or 888 - 925-4364

HOME IMPROVEMENT All Phase Remodeling and Handyman Service - No Job too Big or Small !!! Free Estimates

ROOFING/SIDING County Line Roofing

1525 Anderson Dr NICE! 1,784 sq. ft. Ranch in lovely Maple Knoll. 3 Bedrms, split plan; 2 full baths. Very OPEN layout, cathedral ceilings. Terrific kitchen w/ black appliances. Big porch in back, private setting, shed. Master suite w/full bath,double sinks, walk-in closet! Call Leslie of NE Group 260-403-5533

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Auburn 2 BR SENIORS 50+ $470. No Smokers/Pets (260) 925-9525

Auburn OPEN HOUSE 2101 Wood Hollow Trail Sunday, Aug. 11 2:00 - 4:00 Charming modern 2 BR ranch, custom oak kitchen, new furnace & CA, double lot gives plenty of room for expansion. Drastically reduced for quick sale. Att. garage. Move right in. $89,900. David Gall 260 466-2266

Avilla 1 & 2 BR APTS $450-$550/ per month. Call 260-897-3188 Butler FREE CABLE 1 & 2 BR & Studios Util. pd. Wkly rates. 260-868-1488 Ligonier Old Orchard I & II Apartments Ligonier, Indiana Is now accepting applications for 1 & 2 BR apartments. Income Based Apply at: 1205 South Martin #302 Ligonier, IN 46767 or call (260)894-3264, T.D.D. phone number (800)743-3333

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

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

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Several newer Model Homes Priced to Sell Terms available


EHO Coachlight MHC Angola (260) 833-2731

Avilla 1 BR, W/D, AC, very nice cond. $450/mo. + dep. 260 349-5169

Hydraulic Cylinder, Ram & Pump Repair

360 N. Hetzler Ct. • Angola, IN

877-535-0767 Ext. 16

BLACK HAIR STYLING CHAIR & DRYING CHAIR. LIKE NEW. 260 636-7550 Electric Pallet Lift $125.00 260 242-6631 Sacrifice!! vinyl picket fence, approx. 168 ft. 3ft. tall, $550.00 260 920-4362


FREE: To good homePom/Spitz white female 7 years old, current on shots. 260 350-1113 FREE: To good home8 yr. old male cat; neutered & declawed. Moving and can’t take with. 260 350-8084

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

Wysong Blueberries GREAT picking! M, W, Th, & Sat. -7:00 AM-noon & M, W, Th 4:30 - 7:30 PM Already picked berries 1 mi. E of Wawaka on US 6. 260-760-6982


Angola Will finance, 2 BR homes. $450 down. $450/mo. 260-687-8049

Crooked Lake House rental, $900/mo. Occupancy Sept. 15 June 15. 4 BR, 3.5 BA, (260) 573-9512

8-ft oak, slate Steepleton pool table-balls, cues, cover. $1200 Buyer moves! 260-463-5267



















































































TIMBER WANTED All species of hard wood. Pay before starting. Walnut needed. 260 349-2685

PETS/ANIMALS AKC Yorkie Puppies born June 14, will top out at 10 lbs. 2 Females- $500/each 419-212-4466

MOTORCYCLES 2007 Road King Classic Harley Davidson FLHRC, 96 cu. in. 1584 cc, 6 speed trans, extra chrome, custom exhaust, custom seat, loaded. Only 15,109 miles. Over $26,000 invested. For Sale $16,500/obo

260 449-9277


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

SETSER TRANSPORT AND TOWING USED TIRES Cash for Junk Cars! 701 Krueger St., K’ville. 260-318-5555 ATTENTION: Paying up to $530 for scrap cars. Call me 318-2571

up to $1000.00 (260) 238-4787

CARS 2007 Cadillac DTS pearl white 48,000 miles, luxury 2 package, new Michelin tires, tinted windows and pin strips. $16,500 260-705-9971

1 pr. Mens Reebok Football Shoes. Very good cond. Worn 1 season. Size 10 1/2. $20.00. (260) 349-9282 2 Ice Fishing Rods & Reels. $15.00 for the pair. Albion, (260) 242-7094 20” Bicycle $20.00 (260) 235-2036 20+ Collectable Dolls plus 2 display cases. Bisque head. $50.00. (260) 833-4114 26” 3 speed Pro American mens bicycle. Asking $30.00 obo. Purchased in 1974. (260) 925-0268

2005 G6 V-6 (3500) 130,000 miles 2 owners power windows, locks, mirrors, cruise, tilt, cold air, am/fm/cd player, sunroof and alum. wheels. Deep Red Asking $5900 call: 260-460-7729 1965 Mustang luxury pony interior, 200-6 cyl. auto, possible 46,000 mi. $10,500. 260 920-4362 1 & Only Place To Call--to get rid of that junk car, truck or van!! Cash on the spot! Free towing. Call 260-745-8888. (A) Guaranteed Top Dollar For Junk Cars, Trucks & Vans. Call Jack 260-466-8689 Indiana Auto Auction, Inc.--Huge Repo Sale Thursday, Aug. 15th. Over 100 repossessed units for sale. Cash only. $500 deposit per person required. Register 8am-9:30am to bid. No public entry after 9:30am. All vehicles sold AS IS! 4425 W. Washington Center Road, Fort Wayne. (A)

SUV’S 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Larado 4x4. Fully serviced, new brakes on front & rear, 4.0 Litre inline 6 cyl., good tires, battery tested good, no rust, Burgundy in color, factory Alloy wheels, CD/cassette player, factory power moon roof, Navigation system, cold A/C, Keyless entry, luggage rack, gauge package, tilt/cruise, P.W., P.D.L., 118K miles, has been well maintained, very good cond. $4,900/OBO (260) 349-1324 May see at 720 1/2 Arcadia Court, Friendly Village, Kendallville.

VANS 1999 Mercury Villager Sport, 155,500 mi.. $1,800/obo 260 927-8775



Graco Winnie the Pooh and Tigger baby carrier. Has canopy. Everything has been cleaned. $25.00. Kendallville, (260) 582-9458 Guitar. Make Cleca Designed in USA. Excellent cond. $35.00 obo. Albion, (260) 242-7094 Hand Winch $30.00 (260) 235-2036 Household Dishes 44 pc. Service for 8 Dishwasher Safe, micro safe oven to table stoneware. Country Garden pattern. $20.00. (260) 833-4114 HP 3050A Printer includes ink cartridge. Never used. $30.00. (260) 349-8248 Kenwood Stereo System/Surround Sound. Radio, CD, amplifier, 5 speakers, subwolfer. $50.00. Can text, (260) 336-9999 Kids Football Cleats by Adidas, size 1 1/2. $10.00. (260) 347-1953 Kids Football Cleats by Nike, size 2. $15.00. (260) 347-1953 Knee Roller $50.00 (260) 665-6673 Ladies Sterling Ring c3 diamonds. Size 7. $40.00. (260) 687-0592

4 Drawer Metal File Cabinet. Perfect cond. except little rust on top. $20.00. (260) 570-8994

Lamp Set 28” high, black/gold oriental glass. $30.00. (260) 488-6225

5x8 gray & black Oval Braided Rug. Indoor/outdoor. Heavy duty. $50.00. (260) 243-8070

Longaberger American Holly large serving bowl, $35.00. Call/text, (260) 515-3468

7 ft. Couch Cover Floral print, multi color. Like new. $15.00 obo. Albion, (260) 564-4924

Longaberger Pottery 2 qt. & 1 qt. pitchers. Heritage green. $50.00 total. Call/text, (260) 515-3468

70 yr. old heavy wood desk, small adult size. $25.00. (260) 570-8994 Approx. 45’ 3 legged TV antenna with yard light. $50.00 obo. Leave message, (517) 369-1014 Beautiful Large Oval Ornate Mirror. $20.00. (260) 349-8248

California Ivy hand painted Poppytrail China pieces (6). $50.00. (260) 347-5840 Coffee Table 24”x48” with 5 glass inserts. Pecan wood, new cond. $50.00. (260) 488-6225 Coleman 2-Mantle Dual Fuel Lantern $25.00. (260) 837-7644 Conn Organ, works. $30.00 260 920-4362 Day Lite Slide & Movie Screen. $5.00. (260) 925-2672 Dell Dimension Computer with disk & monitor, mouse, keyboard. Stuck in safe mode. $50.00. (260) 347-0851 Desk 36” long x 22 1/2” wide. 3 compartments on top. $40.00. Albion area, (260) 804-4591 Drafting Table For Sale Looks brand new, black with drawer. $50.00. (260) 750-8680

Fisher Price Kick & Play Takes 1 D battery & 3 AA batteries. Batteries included. Unit vibrates & has flashing lights w/music. Everything cleaned. $25.00 obo. (260) 582-9458 Foosball Table For Sale Hardly used & has all the pieces. $50.00. (260) 750-8680 Full Size Bed with metal frame. $10.00. (260) 243-8300 Full Size Bicycle $30.00 (260) 927-1780 Full Size Bicycle $35.00 (260) 235-2036 Galvanized Bucket with huge Boston Fern. On old pulley hook. Al for $25.00. (260) 243-8070 Galvanized tub with ornamental grasses. $25.00. (260) 243-8070 Girls 24” Bike $20.00 (260) 544-4196 Girls Huffy Bicycle All Pro, 26”. Good cond. Only $35.00 cash (260) 357-3753

MOTORCYCLES 2006 Yamaha Roadstar Silverado. 1,700 cc, 102 cu. in., windshield, bags 16,500/mi. $6,200/OBO 574-849-6195


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Gold Frame Classic Style Wall Mirror. Approx. 54”lx39”h. Great for any large area or dining room. $50.00. (808) 757-3130 Golf Clubs, Wilson bag & cart, $25. (260) 570-8994 Graco Winnie the Pooh & Tigger car Snug Ride brand. Everything has been cleaned. $25.00. Kendallville, (260) 582-9458

Longaberger Pottery Oval divided serving dish, heritage green, $30.00. Call or text, (260) 515-3468 Longaberger Pottery Pillar candle holder, heritage green, $15.00. Call/text (260) 515-3468 Music Maker Instrument, stand, case & music. New, $35.00. (260) 488-6225 New Omnitech paper shredder. Shreds credit cards, staples, has reverse, 3 gallon. $35.00. (260) 927-9753 New Tied Quilt Teacher theme. Good for dorm. $50.00. (260) 925-2672 New White Ultra Power Kitchen Aid five-speed blender & ice crusher. $45.00. (260) 927-9753 Oak Coffee Table Oblong. 50” L x 28” W x 16” H. Good & solid. $35.00 obo. Albion, (260) 564-4924 Patio Table 30”x60”, 6 chairs with cushions, weathered gray. $50.00. (260) 488-6225 Pfaltzgraff China 16 pc. service for 4 blue flowers, green stems & yellow trim on white. Like new, $10.00. (260) 833-4114 Poke’ Park (Pikachu’s Adventure) for Wii $20.00 obo (260) 316-8311 Queen Size Bed with metal frame. $50.00. (260) 243-8300 Recumbent Exercise Bike, monitors heart rate. Was $299 new, Asking $25.00. (260) 570-8994 Sauder Computer Desk 2 file drawers, 1 middle drawer. $49.00. (260) 349-8248 Singer Sewing Machine and Cabinet, $35.00. (260) 837-7644 Small Animal Cage $30.00 (260) 750-8680 Small Vintage Wood Desk & chair. Dark wood tone. $25.00. (260) 243-8070

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FEATURED VAN OF THE WEEK 1999 Chrysler Concorde LXi

2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT

3.2L V6, Leather, Dual Power Seats, All Power, Alloy Wheels, 50,000 Miles

Local Trade, Automatic, Air, All Power, Side Airbags, Keyless Entry





1995 FORD EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER 4X4 One-Owner, Local Trade, Sunroof, Leather, Power Seats, Chrome Wheels



2004 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Crew Cab 4x4 Local Trade, Hemi V8, Power Seat, Auto, Air, All Power, Tow Package

2006 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SE 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE

2005 Ford Taurus SE

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

One-Owner, V6, Automatic, Air, All Power, ABS, 35,000 Miles




2002 Honda Odyssey EX-L

2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SE

2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE

2007 Chevrolet HHR LT

2010 Chevrolet Impala LS

DVD Player, Leather, Heated Seats, Dual Power Sliders, Quad Buckets

One-Owner, Stow ‘N Go Rear Seat, Rear Air, all Power, 52,000 Miles

One-Owner, Dual Sliding Doors, All Power Features, 24,000 Miles

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

One-Owner, Power Seat,, All Power, Factory Warranty,38,000 Miles





2010 Chevrolet Impala LS

2009 Chevrolet Impala LS

One-Owner, Power Seat, All Power, Factory Warranty, 39,000 Miles

One-Owner, Auto, Air, All Power, Factory Warranty, 29,000 Miles







One-Owner, Stow N Go Rear Seat, Rear Air, All Power, 66,000 Miles










2009 Ford Fusion SE

2009 Pontiac G6 Sedan

2009 Pontiac G6 Sedan

2007 Chrysler Town & Country Touring

Sunroof, Power Seat, Spoiler, Alloy Wheels, All Power, 47,000 Miles

One-Owner, V6, Auto, Air, All Power, Spoiler, Alloys, 30,000 Miles

One-Owner, V6, Auto, Air, All Power, Spoiler, Alloys, 38,000 Miles

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









FEATURED CAR OF THE WEEK 2007 Honda Accord LX Coupe

2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SE

4 Cylinder, Automatic, Air, All Power, Alloy Wheels, 65,000 Miles

One-Owner, Stow ‘N Go Rear Seat, Rear Air, All Power, 27,000 Miles





2006 Ford F-150 XLT Ext. Cab 4x4

2006 Hyundai Azera Limited

Local Trade, 5.4L V8, Matching Cap, Power Seat, Tow Package

One-Owner, 3.8L V6, Sunroof, Leather, Heated Seat, 58,000 Miles





2012 LINCOLN MKZ 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis LS

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Reg. Cab

One-Owner, Leather, Dual Power Seats, Alloy Wheels, 59,000 Miles

One-Owner, 5.3L V8, Long Bed, Auto, Air, All Power, 26,000 Miles



One-Owner/Off-Lease, Heated & Cooled Leather Seats, 13,000 Miles





2010 Dodge Grand Caravan SE

2008 Ford Taurus Limited

2011 Chevrolet Impala LT

2010 Toyota Camry LE

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

One-Owner, Leather, Heated Power Seats, Chrome Wheels, 61,000 Miles

Power Seat, Remote Start, Alloy Wheels, Factory Warranty, 15,000 Miles

One-Owner, Power Seat, Side Airbags, Factory Warrranty, 30,000 Miles





2012 Volkswagen Jetta SE

2011 Ford Flex SE

One-Owner/Off-Lease, Leather, Automatic, Air, All Power, 14,000 Miles

3rd Seat, Power Seat, Rear Air Conditioning, Reverse Sensing, Alloys







2011 Ford Fusion SEL Monochrome Pkg., Sunroof, Heated Leather, Sony Audio, 22,000 Miles





2008 Ford F-250 XL Ext. Cab One-Owner, Super Duty, 5.4L V8, Long Bed, Tow Package, Auto, Air




Navigation, Sunroof, Heated Leather, Reverse Sensing, 59,000 Miles




One-Owner, DVD Player, Power Sliders, Power Seat, Alloys, 34,000 Miles

One-Owner, 9-Passenger, Power Seat, Running Boards, 41,000 Miles



2008 Dodge Ram 2500 ST Reg. Cab 4x4 One-Owner, Heavy Duty, Matching Cap, Hemi V8, Auto, Air, Tilt, Cruise





2012 Chevrolet Malibu LS Automatic, Air, All Power, Side Airbags, Factory Warranty, 11,000 Miles



2012 Chevrolet Impala LT

2012 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT

Sunroof, Power Seat, Rear Spoiler, Remote Start, Warranty, 17,000 Miles

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





2011 Ford Escape Hybrid 4x4 30 MPG, Power Seat, All Power Options, Alloy Wheels, Warranty





2004 Ford Expedition XLT 4x4

FEATURED CAR OF THE WEEK 2009 Mercury Mariner Premier 4x4

One-Owner, 5.3L V8, Long Bed, Automatic, Air, Tilt, Cruise, 20,000 Miles

2006 Chevrolet Uplander LT Ext. AWD

2012 FORD FUSION SE 2012 Ford Fusion SEL

2008 Ford Edge Limited AWD

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The News Sun – August 11, 2013  

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