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GOOD MORNING Syria’s Assad announces plan to retain power BEIRUT (AP) — A defiant Syrian President Bashar Assad rallied a chanting and cheering crowd Sunday to fight the uprising against his authoritarian rule, dismissing any chance of dialogue with “murderous criminals” that he blames for nearly two years of violence that has left 60,000 dead. In his first public speech in six months, Assad laid out terms for a peace plan that keeps himself in power, ignoring international demands to step down and pledging to continue the battle “as long as there is one terrorist left” in Syria. “What we started will not stop,” he said, standing at a lectern on stage at the regal Opera House in central Damascus — a sign by the besieged leader that he sees no need to hide or compromise even with the violent civil war closing in on his seat of power in the capital.

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Zent ready for first House session Freshman lawmaker expects to do a lot of walking BY MIKE MARTURELLO

ANGOLA — Freshman lawmaker Rep. Dennis Zent, RLake James, doesn’t view the upcoming legislative session as a walk in the park, but you can expect the oral surgeon with offices in Fort Wayne and Angola to do a lot of walking when he’s in Indianapolis. That’s because Zent elected to get an apartment within walking

distance of the Capitol building. He wants to get around Indianapolis on foot as much as possible. And it makes sense for a legislator who was named to the House Public Health Committee. “If I’m on the health committee, I ought to look healthy,” Zent quipped. Besides, he didn’t want to catch what is known as the “freshmen 15,” a phrase for freshmen

lawmakers gaining 15 pounds in their first session due to all of the dinners and other events they attend that are heavy on free food. Due to the way committee assignments have been handed out by Speaker Brian Bosma, RIndianapolis, Zent ended up being the only doctor on the Public Health panel. “I’m the only (health care) provider on Public Health,” Zent said, “I think we’re going to have


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Ligonier Police Department K-9 handler Josh Halsey. “There are K9 handlers who go their whole careers without getting a bite.” Halsey has had a K-9 since 2007 and has had one bite apprehension. The Noble County Sheriff’s Department’s other K-9 handler, Deputy David Worman, said he’s had one bite apprehension in 10 years working with police dogs. Avilla Deputy Town Marshal Mike Duncan said he’s had one in six years with his K-9 partner. Auburn Police Chief Martin McCoy struggled to remember the last time his department had a police K-9 bite. McCoy and Halsey both said normally just the sight and sound of a barking police dog is enough to make people stop running. “They’re very seldom and far between,” McCoy said of bite instances. “Most of the time a barking dog will make them comply.” But when a suspect won’t listen to police commands … Lasco ended 2012 with a bite, er, bang. • At 10 p.m. Dec. 22, Ewell was called to a traffic accident at the intersection of Wolf Lake Road

NEW YORK (AP) — When lawmakers delivered a longdelayed, last-minute agreement on the budget, Wall Street celebrated. And it would be easy to think that the surge in the Dow the following day meant that investors had put their concerns about Washington’s political gridlock behind them. The Dow Jones industrial average surged on the news, but that doesn’t mean the volatility is over. In fact, there could be more turmoil in the market soon because decisions on cutting the federal budget deficit have been put off until March, when the government will reach its borrowing limit. Republicans have already said they will demand cuts to spending as a condition for extending the limit. “The uncertainty is still there, the key issues are spending cuts and entitlement reforms and, for the most part, those were not addressed,” says Terry Sandven, chief equities strategist at U.S. Bank Wealth Management. “This sets the stage for sharper rhetoric and increased market volatility as these discussions evolve.” The last time lawmakers tussled over the debt limit, the stock market plunged and the U.S. government lost its AAA debt rating. The Dow fell almost 7 percent in the two weeks before an agreement was reached Aug. 3, 2011. Many business leaders objected to the agreement lawmakers reached late Tuesday. The Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies, said that although it addressed some of the immediate negative consequences that the economy would have faced going over the “fiscal cliff,”




Noble County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Lasco and Deputy Doug Ewell are ready for the call for assistance from local law enforcement agencies.

Lasco saw a larger than normal need in the final days of 2012.

Taking a bite out of crime Noble County K-9 on rare bite apprehension streak BY MATT GETTS

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our hands full.” The session starts today at 1:30 p.m. and runs through April. Indiana’s General Assembly will have to balance fiscal Zent matters against hot-button social issues as it returns for its 2013 session. The Associated Press reports the session will be dominated by

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Doctors: Mandela is making progress JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African antiapartheid leader Nelson Mandela has recovered from his recent lung infection and a surgical procedure to remove gallstones, according to an announcement Sunday by President Jacob Zuma. Doctors say that Mandela, 94, has made “steady progress and that clinically, he continues to improve,” according to a statement issued by Zuma’s office. Mandela was hospitalized for nearly three weeks in December before going home on Dec. 26. Zuma’s statement said Mandela “continues to receive high care” at his home in the Houghton suburb of Johannesburg and that “his daily routine is being gradually reestablished.” Zuma congratulated Mandela on his recovery and said the anti-apartheid icon has “the love and support of all South Africans.”

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ALBION — Noble County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Lasco earned his weight in doggie treats during a recent eight-day span. Lasco, an 80-pound, 8-year-old German shepherd, made three bite apprehensions of criminal suspects in three different incidents from Dec. 22-29. Lasco’s handler, Deputy Doug Ewell, said the dog imported from Czechoslovakia had three bite apprehensions total in the previous 6 1/2 years he had been in service with the Noble County Sheriff’s Department. “I’d had zero this year,” Ewell

“There are K-9 handlers who go their whole careers without getting a bite.” Josh Halsey Ligonier Police K-9 handler

• said this week. “It had been two years since my last bite.” Bites aren’t exactly common — at least not in northeastern Indiana. “It’s kind of a rare thing,” said

Hagel likely to be nominated Pentagon head WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel is a contrarian Republican moderate and decorated Vietnam combat veteran who is likely to support a more rapid withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. As President Barack Obama’s likely nominee for defense secretary, Hagel has another credential important to the president: a personal relationship with Obama, forged when they were in the Senate and strengthened during overseas trips they took together. Hagel, 66, has for weeks been

the front-runner for the Pentagon’s top job, four years after leaving behind a Senate career in which he carved out a reputation as an independent thinker and blunt speaker. An announcement on his nomination was expected Monday. “I do think Obama’s done a good job overall. There are a lot of things I don’t agree with him on; he knows it,” Hagel told the foreign policy website Al-Monitor last March. Wounded during the Vietnam War, Hagel backed the Iraq war, but later became a fierce and credible critic of the Bush adminis-

tration’s war policies, making routine trips to Iraq and Afghanistan. He opposed President George W. Bush’s plan to send an additional 30,000 troops into Iraq — a move that has been credited with stabilizing the chaotic country — as “the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since Vietnam, if it’s carried out.” While Hagel supported the Afghanistan war resolution, over time he has become more critical of the decade-plus conflict, with its complex nation-building effort. Often seeing the Afghan war through the lens of his service in

Vietnam, Hagel has declared that militaries are “built to fight and win wars, not bind together failing nations.” In a radio interview this year, he spoke broadly of the need for greater diplomacy as the appropriate path in Afghanistan, noting that “the American people want out” of the war. In an October interview with the online Vietnam Magazine, Hagel said he remembers telling himself in 1968 in Vietnam, “If I ever get out of this and I’m ever in a position to influence policy, I will do everything I can to avoid SEE HAGEL, PAGE A6





Police Blotter • Crash linked to wintry road KENDALLVILLE — A Dec. 29, 2012 crash was linked to wintry roads, area police agencies said. Karla J. Mantle, 31, of Kendallville was northbound on C.R. 600E near C.R. 600N at 9:04 a.m. when she came over a hill crest and the rear of her 2004 Dodge Ram slid on the snowy road, the Noble County Sheriff’s Department said. Mantle overcorrected, and the pickup left the road. After hitting a tree, the pickup spun and came to rest atop a small tree. Damage was estimated at $5,001-$10,001. No injuries were reported.

Car damages trees, guy wires KENDALLVILLE — A car damaged trees and guy wires in an accident Wednesday, the Noble County Sheriff’s Department said. Jacob D. Lemay, 19, of Hudson was northbound on C.R. 600W at 7:15 p.m. when he failed to stop the 2008 Pontiac G6 GT he drove at the stop sign at C.R. 800N. The car left the road, traveled between two guy wires and came to rest between three pine trees. No injuries were reported. The car was registered to

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Douglas M. Lemay of the same address as Jacob Lemay. Damage was estimated at $2,501-$5,000.

Van hits dog LIGONIER — A van hit a dog Thursday, the Noble County Sheriff’s Department said. A dog belonging to Timothy J. Hoffman of Ligonier ran in front of a 2001 Pontiac Montana driven by Lyndsey M. Miller, 30, of Topeka on C.R. 500W near Albion Road at 4:50 p.m. No injuries were reported. The car was registered to Kenneth Miller of Topeka. Damage was estimated at $1,001-$2,500.

Four vehicles collide with deer ALBION — Four vehicles collided with deer in noninjury accidents Wednesday and Thursday, the Noble County Sheriff’s Department said. • A 1999 Plymouth voyager driven by Richard C. Hardy, 41, of Rome City and registered to Robert J. Hardy of Auburn struck a deer on C.R. 1200N near Angling Road Wednesday at 5:57 p.m. Damage was estimated at $1,001$2,500. • The 2005 Pontiac G6 of Carla I. Haro, 25, of Ligonier ran into a deer on U.S. 6 near C.R. 525W Thursday at 4:42 a.m. Damage was estimated at $5,001-$10,000. • A 2002 Dodge Caravan driven by Penny D. Depew, 65, of Albion ran into a deer on S.R. 9 near C.R. 200S Thursday at 6:45 a.m. Damage was estimated at $2,501$5,000. • The 1998 Plymouth Breeze of Andrew M. Doctor, 21, of Huntington hit a deer on S.R. 109 near C.R. 200S Thursday at 11:25 p.m. Damage was estimated at $1,001$2,500.


Wood carver creates art from stump BY SUE CARPENTER

AVILLA — Kathy Kelham cried when the tree cutters began taking down an aromatic cedar tree in front of her home with chain saws last month. “They started cutting branches and stuff off of it, and I was really upset,� she said. The big tree had been there as long as Steve and Kathy Kelham lived there — 40 years in July on the farm on C.R. 1200 E., just south of Baseline Road west of Garrett. “There were two cedar trees, they were getting old,� she said. One already had been cut down. “Steve was worried they would fall over in a windstorm,� she said. Her husband suggested they think about making a sculpture out of the trunk. “I think he thought of that more to appease me because I was so upset — my birds eat there,� she said. So they asked the cutters to leave the stump intact — but they were not sure if anything could be done with a cedar tree. The Kelhams saw a story in the local newspaper about a man who carved a sculpture for Roger and Marcia Cook on S.R. 1 in Spencerville earlier in the fall and contacted them to find the artist.

“We got a hold of David Drake, and Steve talked to him,� she said of the artist who lived in Spencerville. “He came out and looked and was very, very excited of it being cedar, that it would look more like corn with the color of the wood,� she said. It took Drake about 40 hours to complete the 20foot-tall sculpture. This was the first time he carved an ear of corn that tall, he said. He used a variety of grits to make the finish more like Indian corn. “At first we hadn’t decided what we wanted it to be, but we decided we wanted to do an ear of corn, because we farmed all our lives,� she said. “So he gave us an estimate, and we’ve got an ear of corn with the shucks coming down. We are really happy with the results.� Drake told Steve he was really, really happy with the finished sculpture and that it would probably last forever. Drake, a prize-winning wood carver, stood on a scaffold near the Kelhams’ driveway. Passersby stopped an asked questions as he worked on the stump. He began carving wood while stranded in a blizzard in 1998. Drake said he picked up a piece of wood he had saved from the bonfire and began carving with a hammer and wood chisels. The completed work was



Wood artist David Drake works on a 20-foot-tall ear of corn at the Steve and Kathy Kelham home west of Garrett.

a St. Francis of Assisi that he gave to his uncle, a friar at a South Carolina monastery. He later was commissioned to work on a live tree on the monastery grounds. “It was hard to work with so many people stopping by,� Drake said of the Kelham project. “Like most artists, I just put on my headphones and went into

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my own world.� “So now we have an ear of corn in our yard next to the driveway,� Kathy Kelham said. “It was my last tree for the birds. Now I just have to put food on the other side of the house. “We love it,� she said of the sculpture. “Steve is very, very happy, since it was his idea. It was a Christmas present to us from the farm.�

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Splash pad grant Albionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Operation Splash Padâ&#x20AC;? has received a $30,000 Challenge Grant from the Olive B. Cole Foundation Inc. on the condition that the Central Noble community must match the $30,000 through donations and fundraising activities within a year before it will receive the grant funds. The photo shows a splash pad of the type proposed to be located in Hidden Diamonds Park, Albion, as part of the project. This

would amount to almost half of the total $113,734 needed for the project. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Operation Slash Padâ&#x20AC;? brochures with information about the project and how to donate to receive the appropriate tax deduction can be found at Noble County Library â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Central in Albion, the Albion branches of Community State Bank and Campbell and Fetter Bank, and the Albion Dairy Queen.

Library announces January events ALBION â&#x20AC;&#x201D; There will be a variety of activities for all ages at Noble County Public Library Central branch in Albion. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story hours begin Tuesday with Toddler Time at 9:30 a.m. It will run every Tuesday in January.. Book Buddies will hold two sessions â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Tuesday and Jan. 29, each at 10 a.m. Children can get a free book when they attend this program that encourages literacy for preschoolers. Regular Storytime will be held Tuesdays, Jan. 15 and

22 and Wednesdays Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30, all at 10 a.m. Teens have a chance to voice their opinions about future events and plans at the library at a Planning Committee meeting just for teens Jan. 14 at 4 p.m. Let Lisa know if you plan to attend. Snacks will be provided. An Afterschool Movie will be shown Jan. 16 from 3:30-5 p.m. When Victorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pet dog Sparky is hit by a car, Victor decides to bring him back to life the only way he knows how. But when the

bolt-necked â&#x20AC;&#x153;monsterâ&#x20AC;? wreaks havoc in the hearts of Victorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s neighbors, he has to convince them (and his parents) that despite his appearance, Sparkyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still the good loyal friend heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always been. Rated PG. Teen Movie day is Jan. 29 at 3:30 p.m. Popcorn and soda will be provided by the library for the travails of Dracula and his â&#x20AC;&#x153;five stakeâ&#x20AC;? resort in Transylvania. The trouble starts when a human stumbles upon the hotel for the first time and takes a shining to Draculaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

daughter. Rated PG. An Afterschool Club Special Sledding Party will be Jan. 30 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Bring extra sleds or snowboards. If there is no snow on the ground Jan. 30, the activity is canceled. Non-Afterschool Club members need to register by Jan. 29 to take part. The Book Discussion group will meet Jan. 31 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss their latest pick, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Falling Together,â&#x20AC;? by Marisa De Los Santos. New readers are welcome.

FORT WAYNE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A Fort Wayne roller derby group will raise funds for Noble House Ministries Jan. 19. The Fort Wayne Derby Girls is a womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s roller derby club based in Fort Wayne comprised of a group of more than 40 women ages 18-52 from a variety of backgrounds, including college students, artists, business women, doctors and stay-at-home moms. The women use skating as a means to give back to the community. They have donated more than $80,000 to local womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s charities since 2006. Club members pay dues each month, obtain sponsorships and work mandatory concession stands at the Coliseum to cover a majority of their expenses. The club works to make sure all events are fun and family-oriented, since some of their fans are under the age of 6. There are autograph sessions for the kids and a photo booth at each bout, or home game. There are also girls in the stands selling the 50-50 raffle tickets which help support their great charity efforts. Jan. 19 is the clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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Brief â&#x20AC;˘ Conservancy district to elect new director KNAPP LAKE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Board of Directors of the Knapp Lake Area Conservancy District hereby will hold an election to fill a vacancy on the board at the annual meeting Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Washington Township Community Center, C.R. 915W, Cromwell. Dee Denselâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s term as district IV director expired May 9, 2012. District IVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s boundaries are South C.R. 950W on the west, the south side of Circle Drive on the north and South Bause Lake Drive West and East on the south and east. Ballots may be cast at the meeting for any and all nominees.


Employees honored Town of Albion employees were honored for their years of service during an employee council Christmas luncheon recently. From left, First Class Deputy Marshal Craig Bear received an award in

2011 for 10 years of service; deputy clerk Shannon McFarland completed 20 years of service in 2012; and street-cemetery superintendent Mark Tarlton completed 35 years of service in 2012.

Prison assists food pantry


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The staff at the Chain Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Lakes Correctional Facility collected nonperishable food items for a month to donate to the Central Noble Food Pantry recently. Boxes and bags filled with food covered a 16-foot table. The correction facility helps support the pantry year-round through donations and fresh garden produce grown by the Master Gardener inmates. Shown are, from left prison guard Joe Weaver and inmates Jeremy Johnson and Chris Sluss.



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2013 season home opener. Noble House is the first selected charity for the New Year. Noble House will set up a â&#x20AC;&#x153;boothâ&#x20AC;? near the entrance and have the opportunity to share its mission with everyone attending the bout. Noble House will receive the 50-50 drawing proceeds that evening. The announcer will share information about Noble House over the PA system at various times during the bout. The bout, in which the Derby Girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bomb Squad and SWAT Team will take on Bloomingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bleeding Heartland Rollergirls, will be at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are now available and can be purchased online through Ticketmaster, at any Ticketmaster retailer or at the coliseum box office for $13 each. If purchasing tickets through Ticketmaster online, there are additional processing fees bringing the total price of the ticket to $20.50. Noble House Ministries operates the Noble House shelter for women and children, the Pilot House menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shelter and the Our House transitional living residence, all in Albion.

The following were issued recently in Noble County: â&#x20AC;˘ Kass Edward Nicodemus, 26, and Chealsy Lynn Poulsen, 24, both of Albion. â&#x20AC;˘ Gabriel Wayne Pankop, 23, and Paige Ashley Arrowsmith, 22, both of Churubusco. â&#x20AC;˘ Scott Allan Deal, 27, and Evelyn B. Roberts, 27, both of Kendallville. â&#x20AC;˘ Kermit Randall Miller, 54, of Cromwell and Diana Kay Piper, 44, of Spring Lake, Mich. â&#x20AC;˘ Jesus Manuel Terrones Sandoval, 31, and Erica Marie Mendez, 22, both of Ligonier. â&#x20AC;˘ Pedro M. Perez, 30, and Holly J. Lane, 31, both of Ligonier. â&#x20AC;˘ Terry Lee Minier Sr., 36, and Lindy Elizabeth Honaker, 28, both of Wolcottville. â&#x20AC;˘ Landon Robert Hoffman, 22, of Huntington and Adrienne Christine Selig, 23, of Albion. â&#x20AC;˘ Steven Thomas Ley, 43, and Sharlen Joanna Rice, 42, both of Gainesville, Ga. â&#x20AC;˘ David Dwight Zentz, 43, and Ashley M. Lung, 25, both of Ligonier. â&#x20AC;˘ Trey Andrew Forbes, 24, of Kendallville and Emily Kathryn Gallmeyer, 24, of Albion.

Divorces The following were

issued recently in Noble County: â&#x20AC;˘ Shawn R. Womack and Davy E. Womack. â&#x20AC;˘ Carmen L. Terry and Christopher J. Terry.

Criminal dispositions The following were issued recently in Noble County Courts: Superior Court I â&#x20AC;˘ Ronald Steven Clements, 28, of Kendallville, Count I â&#x20AC;&#x201D; driving while intoxicated, Class D felony. Thirty days incarceration, 11 months suspended and on probation, one day credit, driving privileges suspended one year. To pay $500 fine, $366 court costs and $400 substance abuse assessment fee. Counts II and III dismissed. â&#x20AC;˘ Daniel D. Pollitt, 32, of Columbia City, Count I â&#x20AC;&#x201D; domestic battery in the presence of a child, Class D felony. One year incarceration, 53 days credit. To pay $100 fine and $166 court costs. Count II dismissed.

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Deaths & Funerals • Brian Presdorf

Carl Anglin

MICHIGAN CITY — KENDALLVILLE — Carl Brian Paul Presdorf, 43, of P. Anglin, 74, of Kendallville, Michigan City died died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Thursday, January 3, 2013, at his home. his residence. Carl was born in He was Bradshaw, born on W.Va., on February 19, May 5, 1938, 1969, in to the late LaGrange to Henry Wayne and Thomas and Cheryl Laura Belle (Marker) (Spears) Presdorf. Anglin. He He married Mr. Presdorf Mr. Anglin recently Linda Sue worked as a Ross on Nov. maintenance technician in a 12, 1974, in Three Rivers, paperboard factory in Mich. Michigan City. He was a machine He is survived by his operator and employed with mother, Cheryl (Marker) Warner Gear in Auburn as Voelker, and stepfather, Ron well as Dexter Axle in Voelker of Battle Creek, Albion. He retired from Mich.; sister, Christine Dexter Axle in June 2000 (Matthew) Robbe of Lansing, after 17 years. Mich.; stepmother, Patricia Survivors include his Presdorf of Sturgis, Mich.; spouse, Linda Anglin of stepgrandmother, Lois Kendallville; two sons, Paul Presdorf of LaGrange; and and Karen Anglin of Fort stepsister, Morgan Voelker of Wayne and Shane Anglin of Mobile, Ala. Fort Wayne; four daughters, His father, Wayne Barbara Lash of Kendallville, Presdorf, preceded him in Frances and David Sparrow death. of Wolcottville, Rose and Funeral services will be Bob Brown of Lafayette, and held at 11 a.m. on Rhonda Renee and Dallas Wednesday, January 9, 2013, Dean of Kendallville; 17 at the Frurip-May Funeral grandchildren; 20 grandchilHome, 309 W. Michigan St., dren; and one sister, Dolly LaGrange. The Rev. Sandra Buccerellie of Alabama. Hutchens will be officiating. He was also preceded in Burial will take place in death by his brothers, Homer Greenwood Cemetery, Anglin, Charlie Anglin, and LaGrange. Robert Anglin; and his Visitation will be held sisters, Frances Mattavich, from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Eula Arrington, Shelvie January 8, 2013, at the Muncy, Bessie Rice and Ruth funeral home. Mayfield. Memorials may be Calling will be Tuesday contributed to the ARK from 4-8 p.m. at Hite Funeral Animal Rescue or The St. Home, Kendallville. Jude’s Children’s Research Services will be Hospital. Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Online condolences may funeral home. Burial will be be left to the family at at Lake View Cemetery, www.fruripmayfuneralhome. Kendallville. com. Casket bearers will be Chris Anglin, Andrew Lash, Josh Lash, Eric Lash, Dallas Linda Treesh “Bub” Dean Jr., and Isaiah WATERLOO — Linda Sparrow. Diane Treesh, 56, of View a video tribute by Waterloo died Sunday morning, Jan. 6, 2013, at her Tuesday or send condolences to the family at home. She was born July 11, 1956, in Garrett to Garland L. “Bud” and Nancy Ellen (Hays) Treesh. She was baptized in the Corunna Methodist Church. Linda is survived by her mother, Nancy Ellen Treesh of Auburn, and four brothers, David (Barb) Treesh, Douglas (Debra) Treesh, and Dennis (Marilyn) Treesh, all of Corunna, and Dana (Anne) Treesh of Garrett. Linda was preceded in death by her father, Garland L. “Bud” Treesh. Calling will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Thomas Funeral Home, Garrett. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Thomas Funeral Home with Dr. Scott Shoaff officiating. Burial will take place in Christian Union Cemetery, Garrett. Memorials are to Alliance Industries, Garrett. You may send a condolence or sign the online register book by visiting

Jack Claussen LAGRANGE — Jack M. Claussen, 97, of LaGrange died Saturday Jan. 5, 2013, at Millers Merry Manor, LaGrange. Arrangements are pending at Carney-Frost Funeral Home, LaGrange.

Willis Gose Sr. KENDALLVILLE — Willis E. Gose, Sr., 82, of Kendallville died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, in the Parkview Noble Hospital emergency room. Arrangements are pending at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 S. State St., Kendallville.

Marcelle Storer ST. JOE — Marcelle E. Storer, 91, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at The Cedars in Leo. Arrangements pending at Carnahan-Baidinger & Walter Funeral Home, Spencerville.

Donald Culbertson ST. JOE — Donald Culbertson of St. Joe died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Florida Hospital in Zephyrhills, Fla. He was born in Auburn to Ross and Agnes Culbertson. He retired from Ball Brass and Aluminum Mr. Foundry in Culbertson Auburn. He was a member of the Butler American Legion, Butler Eagles, and the New Haven Moose. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Culbertson of St. Joe; a son and a daughter-inlaw, Gerald and Colleen Culbertson of Columbia City; two daughters and sons-inlaw, Deborah and Jeff Magsam of Fort Wayne, and Janet and Lamar Dietsch of St. Joe; eight grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 S. Center St., Auburn, with visitation from 10-11 a.m. before the funeral service. The Rev. Merle Holden will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, St. Joe, with military graveside services conducted by the United States Air Force and the Butler American Legion. Calling also will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials are to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. To view an online obituary or to send condolences, visit

Faye Allen BUTLER — Faye A. Allen, 87, of Butler, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Laurels of DeKalb Nursing Home in Butler. She was born May 6, 1925, in Stickney, New Brunswick, Canada, to Myles and Bernice G. (Sharpe) Ebbett. Mrs. Allen was a homemaker. She married Charles J. Allen on May 10, 1948, and he survives in Butler. Also surviving is a daughter, Ruth C. Allen of Butler; a son and daughter-inlaw, Richard E. and Susan Allen of Hodgdon, Maine; two grandchildren and their spouses, Matthew and Brittany Allen, and Julie and Brandon West; and two greatgrandchildren, Madeline West and Cade Allen. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Ruby Law. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 S. Center St., Auburn. Burial will be in Lindenwood Cemetery in Fort Wayne. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Laurels of DeKalb Nursing Home or DeKalb Hospice.

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June Champion FREMONT — June Champion, 92, of Fremont died Sunday, January 6, 2013, at Lakeland Nursing Center, Angola. She was born July 27, 1920, in Scott Twp., Steuben Mrs. Champion County, to Maurice and Gladys (Michael) Cooper. They preceded her in death. She married Victor R. Champion on December 30, 1939, in Angola. He preceded her in death on October 7, 1998. Mrs. Champion worked on the family farm for many years, and later she worked as a clerk for the Colby Drug store in Fremont for 30 years. Mrs. Champion graduated from Scott Center High School in 1938. She married Victor Champion in 1939, and they lived at Scott Township, and also later lived at the family farm near Jones Chapel in Steuben County. They then moved to Wall Lake, Orland, and she eventually moved back to Fremont in 2001. She attended the Fremont United Methodist Church, and was a member of the Jones Chapel Ladies Aide. Her hobbies included sewing and cooking. Survivors are one son, Jerry and Patty Champion of Coldwater Lake, Coldwater, Mich.; one daughter, Janice and Doug Coffman of Elkhart; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Wendell Cooper of Fremont; and one daughterin-law, Penney Russell of Coldwater. She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor R. Champion; one son, Michael Champion; her parents, Maurice and Gladys Cooper; one sister, Flora Alice Clark; and one niece, Karen Sue Clark Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at Beams Funeral Home, Fremont. Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at the funeral home with the Rev. Darin Hendry officiating. Burial will be at Lakeside Cemetery, Fremont. Memorials are to Fremont United Methodist Church or to Rise Inc., Angola. Condolences may be sent online to

Virginia Kirschner KENDALLVILLE — Virginia M. Kirschner, 92, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Lutheran Life Villages, Kendallville. Calling will be Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at Hite Funeral Home. Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

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‘Chainsaw’ cuts way to top of box-office contest LOS ANGELES (AP) — It took Leatherface and his chainsaw to chase tiny hobbit Bilbo Baggins out of the top spot at the box office. Lionsgate’s horror sequel “Texas Chainsaw 3-D” debuted at No. 1 with $23 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The movie picks up where 1974’s “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” left off, with masked killer Leatherface on the loose again. Quentin Tarantino’s revenge saga “Django Unchained” held on at No. 2 for a second-straight weekend with $20.1 million. The Weinstein Co. release raised its domestic total to $106.4 million. After three weekends at No. 1, part one of Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” trilogy slipped to third with $17.5 million. That lifts the domestic haul to $263.8 million for “The Hobbit,” the Warner Bros. blockbuster that also has topped $500 million overseas to raise its worldwide total to about $800 million. Also passing the $100 million mark over the weekend was Universal’s musical “Les Miserables,” which finished at No. 4 with $16.1 million, pushing its domestic total to $103.6 million. Like other horror franchises, “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” has had several other remakes or sequels, but the idea always seems ripe for a new wave of fright-flick fans. Nearly twothirds of the audience was under 25, too young — or not even born — when earlier “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” movies came out. “It’s one of those that survives each generation. It’s something that continues to come back and entertain its audience,” said Richie Fay, head of distribution for Lionsgate. “Texas Chainsaw” drew a hefty 84 percent of its business from 3-D screenings. Many movies now draw 50 percent or less of their revenue from 3-D screenings, but horror fans tend to prefer paying extra to see blood and guts fly with an added dimension. In narrower release, Matt Damon’s natural-gas fracking drama “Promised Land” had a slow start in its nationwide debut, coming in at No. 10 with $4.3 million after opening in limited release a week earlier. Released by Focus Features, “Promised Land”

stars Damon as a salesman pitching rural residents on fracking technology to drill for natural gas. The film widened to 1,676 theaters, averaging a slim $2,573 a cinema, compared with $8,666 in 2,654 theaters for “Texas Chainsaw.” Hollywood began the year where it left in 2012, when business surged during the holidays to carry the industry to a record $10.8 billion at the domestic box office. Overall business this weekend came in at $149 million, up 7 percent from the same period last year, when “The Devil Inside” led with $33.7 million, according to box-office tracker But with strong business on New Year’s Day last week, Hollywood already has raked in $254.2 million, 33 percent ahead of last year. Box-office results ebb and flow quickly, so that lead could vanish almost overnight. But with a steady lineup of potential hits right through December, studios have a chance at another revenue record this year. “The month that we had at the end of last year that led us to a record year continued right through New Year’s and on now to the first official weekend of 2013,” said analyst Paul Dergarabedian. “We’re looking for an even stronger year this year. That’s in the realm of possibility. But we have 51 weekends to go.” Here are estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released today. 1. “Texas Chainsaw 3D,” $23 million. 2. “Django Unchained,” $20.1 million. 3. “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” $17.5 million. 4. “Les Miserables,” $16.1 million ($14.5 million international). 5. “Parental Guidance,” $10.1 million. 6. “Jack Reacher,” $9.3 million ($22.3 million international). 7. “This Is 40,” $8.6 million. 8. “Lincoln,” $5.3 million. 9. “The Guilt Trip,” $4.5 million. 10. “Promised Land,” $4.3 million.

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Teacher mysteriously avoids a mishap on her way home BY JAN BONO

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Leave sooner, drive slower, live longer.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Author Unknown After teaching highschool classes all day, I spent the late afternoon and evening correcting senior research papers. Successful completion of a perfectly typed and formatted eightto 10-page paper, complete with proper attribution of works cited, was a requirement for graduation. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d skipped dinner and worked well past my normal bedtime, but I was proud of the fact that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d finished the entire stack of 25 papers. Tomorrow, the students and I could talk about the changes they needed to make. My route home was along acres of cranberry bogs, and the wispy â&#x20AC;&#x153;bog fogâ&#x20AC;? illuminated by my headlights danced across the pavement. Low beam or high beam, I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see very far in front of my car. I just wanted to get home and go to bed. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d driven this road every workday for nearly 30 years. Despite the fog, I was speeding right along, anxious to call it a day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Slow down,â&#x20AC;? a stern

voice implored me. Startled, I lifted my foot from the gas pedal and looked quickly in the rearview mirror to see if perhaps a male student had stowed away in my back seat. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stop!â&#x20AC;? I heard the shouted command, clear and strong. I slammed on the brake, totally unnerved and shaking from head to toe. Still, I saw nothing in the roadway in front of me, and no cause for alarm. With my car completely stopped, I sat there for a moment with the engine idling, telling myself I was being silly, that I was just too tired, or too hungry, and my imagination was playing tricks on me. I took a deep breath and started inching forward again at a very slow crawl.

A scant few seconds later, an enormous bull elk loomed out of the fog, standing directly in my path. I stepped on the brake again, stopped and breathed a very deep sigh of relief. Never in 30 years had I seen an elk in this area. They are huge animals. This fellow had antlers that spread almost as wide as my car, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure it weighed more than 1,000 pounds. There is no doubt in my mind that if I had not heeded the mysterious warning, I would have collided with this woodland monster and died right there that night. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have a guardian angel,â&#x20AC;? said a colleague the next day when I related my tale in the faculty room. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Good thing,â&#x20AC;? said my principal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need you to help these kids get their diplomas.â&#x20AC;? His was not the most compassionate of statements, but perhaps he hit the nail on the head. Perhaps I was spared because I still had work here to do. Perhaps I was still needed on the planet. I hung a small crystal angel on my rearview mirror to remind me to always listen well and respond immediately without question.


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Ligonier Rotary Club: 7 a.m. Meets each Tuesday. Ligonier United Methodist Church, Ligonier.

Adult Basic Education/GED preparation classes: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 7-8. Free. Topeka Branch Library, 133 N. Main St., Topeka. Adult Basic Education/GED preparation classes: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free. Ligonier Police Station Building, 300 S. Cavin St., Ligonier. Bingo: noon. For senior citizens every Monday. Noble County Council on Aging, 111 Cedar St., Kendallville. Adult Basic Education/GED preparation classes: 5-9 p.m. Jan. 7-8. Free. Four County Vocational Coop, 580 N. Fairview Blvd, Kendallville.

Adult Basic Education/GED preparation classes: noon to 4 p.m. Free. Vistula Headstart, 603 Townline Road, LaGrange. Euchre: 1 p.m. Every Tuesday and Thursday. Public welcome. Kendallville VFW Post, 112 Veterans Way, Kendallville. Adult Basic Education/GED preparation classes: 4:30-8:30 p.m. Free. LEAP of Noble County, 610 Grand St., Ligonier. ESL Instruction: 5-8 p.m. Free. Vistula Headstart, 603 Townline Road, LaGrange. ESL Instruction: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free. LEAP of Noble County, 610 Grand St., Ligonier.

ESL Instruction: 6-9 p.m. Free. Four County Administrative Building, 1607 E. Dowling St., Kendallville.

Kendallville Rotary Club: 6:15 p.m. Meets each Tuesday. Four County Vocational Coop, 580 N. Fairview Blvd, Kendallville.

Kendallville Lions Club: 6:15 p.m. Club meets first, third and fifth Mondays. American Legion Post 86, South Main Street, Kendallville.

Celebrate Recovery: 6:30 p.m. Gain freedom from hurts, habits and hang ups. First Christian Church, 110 E. Waits Road, Kendallville.

Albion Lions Club: 6:30 p.m. Meets the first and third Mondays. Kuntry Kitchen, 901 N. Orange St., Albion.

LaGrange County Genealogical Society: 6:30 p.m. Program on the Abstract Office by Deb Muntz. Everyone welcome. LaGrange County Library, 203 N. Detroit St., LaGrange.

Swan Township 4-H meeting: 7 p.m. Call-out for youth in grades 1-12 interested in 4-H. LaOtto Fire Station, 11595 E. S.R. 205, LaOtto.

Legion meeting: 7 p.m. Albion American Legion Post #246, Albion.

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said, before finding him hiding. Lasco latched onto the manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ankle and attempted to pull him out of the vegetation before the man got up. After Ewell called off the dog, the man disobeyed police commands to be still and rolled off. Lasco took the sudden movement as a threat and bit the manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s left arm, leaving one minor puncture wound. The man was arrested on a charge of resisting law enforcement and on two felony warrants. â&#x20AC;˘ At 5:51 p.m. Dec. 29, Ewell and Lasco were called to assist Kendallville police officers who had spotted signs of entry to the closed foundry on Ohio Street. That suspect eventually fled from the foundry south on the railroad tracks. Despite a warning from Ewell that he would send his dog, the man refused to stop. Lasco bit the man in the buttocks area, then again on

the left thigh before the man finally stopped. The man was arrested on numerous charges. He suffered minor lacerations, but no injuries. According to Ewell, Noble Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s K-9s have formal training with their handlers for eight hours every month. Before being certified through a 14-week course by the Allen County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department, the dogs must prove not only that they will bite if necessary, but that they will stop biting at their handlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s command. The dogs are trained to bite and hang on until their handler tells them otherwise. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bite unless we tell them to bite,â&#x20AC;? Ewell said. Ewell said Lasco is used mostly for his nose, either tracking missing people or finding narcotics. Bite work is only a very small part of how the dogs are used. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We use him for his nose,â&#x20AC;? Ewell said.

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and U.S. 33. A witness said the driver of the vehicle had fled on foot. Lasco tracked the manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scent from the vehicle to a marsh, then through some tall vegetation. The man eventually ran, and despite Ewellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s warning that he would send the dog, the man continued to run. Lasco knocked the man down, then grabbed him by the arm and held him until Ewell could place him into custody. The man was not injured. The man was charged with resisting arrest and operating while intoxicated as a felony. â&#x20AC;˘ At 9:30 p.m. Dec. 28, Lasco and Ewell were called to track another man who had fled on foot following a police chase in the area of C.R. 450E and Rimmel Road near Kendallville. Lasco tracked the man through thick vegetation for a quarter of a mile, Ewell

it failed to address the â&#x20AC;&#x153;serious and fundamentalâ&#x20AC;? reforms the economy needs. The National Retail Federation said that the deal was welcome, though it was only the first step in necessary tax reform. Companies are likely to remain wary of investing until they get more clarity from Washington, says Joe Heider, a principal at Rehmann Financial in Cleveland, Ohio.

drafting the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biennial budget and consideration of incoming Gov. Mike Penceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s priorities, including a proposed personal income tax cut. Also on the plate is working through issues involving the Affordable Care Act, the federal health care law also known as Obamacare. Pence rejected setting up a state health exchange as part of the ACA, but there still be issues to deal with related to the federal legislation that kicks in fully in 2014, Zent said. Because Indiana turned down the Obama administra-

tionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s invitation to set up a health insurance exchange, which will start serving millions of uninsured Americans in less than a year, that leaves the federal government with the huge task of doing it for the state. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m looking forward to the Public Health (Committee work). Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m probably going to spend a lot of time with that,â&#x20AC;? Zent said. The challenge, Zent said, will be getting the â&#x20AC;&#x153;biggest bangâ&#x20AC;? for the federal bucks that will be coming Indianaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s way through programs such as Medicare. The Public Health Committee meets twice a week, Zent said, which will

occupy a sizeable portion of his time outside of work on the House floor, working with the Finance Committee and dealing with constituents from most of Steuben and LaGrange counties that he serves. Zent sees the start of the session kind of like entering college for the first time: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of unknowns,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just like in college, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be a learning curve.â&#x20AC;? Zent said he will be in Indianapolis from Sunday through Thursday, with time at home on Fridays and Saturdays to deal with his practice and constituent issues.

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On This Day • Jan. 7, 1979 — The Pittsburgh Steelers win their third AFC championship by beating the Houston Oilers 34-5 in a cold, steady rain at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh. Jan. 7, 1992 — Pitchers Tom Seaver and Rollie Fingers are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Seaver receives the highest percentage of votes in baseball history. Jan. 7, 2003 — Kobe Bryant makes an NBArecord 12 shots from three-point range, including nine straight, in scoring 45 points as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Seattle SuperSonics 119-98.






Will game match hype? Talking stops tonight as ND, Tide square off MIAMI (AP) — Sometimes, the buildup to a game can overwhelm what actually happens on the field. Certainly, No. 1 Notre Dame and No. 2 Alabama would have to play nothing less than a classic to live up to all the hype for tonight’s BCS championship. Before either team stepped on the field in balmy South Florida, this was shaping up as one of the most anticipated games in years, a throwback to the era when Keith Jackson & Co. called one game a week, when it was a big deal for teams from different parts of the country to meet in a bowl game, when everyone took sides based on where they happened to live. North vs. South. Rockne vs. Bear. Rudy vs. Forrest Gump. The Fighting Irish vs. the Crimson Tide. College football’s two most storied programs, glorified in movie and song, facing off for the biggest prize. “It’s definitely not any other game,” said Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley. For the Crimson Tide (12-1), this is a chance to be remembered as a full-fledged dynasty. Alabama will be trying to claim its third national championship in four years and become the first school to win back-to-back BCS titles, a remarkable achievement given the ever-increasing parity of the college game and having to replace five players from last year’s title team who were picked in the first


Alabama coach Nick Saban, right, and Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly pose with The Coaches'

two rounds of the NFL draft. “To be honest, I think this team has kind of exceeded expectations,” coach Nick Saban said Sunday. “If you look at all the players we lost last year, the leadership that we lost … I’m really proud of what this team was able to accomplish.” That said, it’s not a huge surprise to find Alabama playing for another title. That’s not the case when it comes to Notre Dame. Despite their impressive legacy, the Fighting Irish (12-0) weren’t even ranked at the start of the season. But overtime wins against Stanford and Pittsburgh, combined

Trophy during a news conference for the BCS national championship game Sunday.

with three other victories by a touchdown or less, gave Notre Dame a shot at its first national title since 1988. After so many lost years, the golden dome has reclaimed its luster in coach Brian Kelly’s third season. “It starts with setting a clear goal for the program,” Kelly said. “Really, what is it? Are we here to get to a bowl game, or are we here to win national championships? So the charge immediately was to play for championships and win a national championship.” Both Notre Dame and Alabama have won eight Associated Press

national titles, more than any other school. They are the bluest of the blue bloods, the programs that have long set the bar for everyone else even while enduring some droughts along the way. ESPN executives were hopeful of getting the highest ratings of the BCS era. Tickets were certainly at a premium, with a seat in one of the executive suites going for a staggering $60,000 on StubHub the day before the game, and even a less-than-prime spot in the corner of the upper deck requiring a payout of more than $900. Kelly molded Notre Dame SEE BCS, PAGE B2

Ravens take down Colts Seattle downs ’Skins BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens want one long final ride for Ray Lewis. Having disposed of Andrew Luck and the Colts, they now face a more imposing challenge. Next up, Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. Anquan Boldin set a franchise record with 145 yards receiving, including the clinching touchdown in the Ravens’ 24-9 victory Sunday over Indianapolis in an AFC wild-card game. The win delays star linebacker Lewis’ retirement for at least another week as Baltimore (11-6) heads to top-seeded Denver (13-3) next Saturday. The Broncos beat the Ravens 34-17 three weeks ago. “I wanted Denver,” Boldin said, “because they beat us. “We’ll make it different.” And he wanted the Broncos because it prolongs the Ravens’ pursuit of their first NFL title since the 2000 season, when Lewis won the first of two Defensive Player of the Year awards. “I came to Baltimore to win a championship,” Boldin added. “We all did.” Lewis, who made 13 tackles Sunday, ended his last home game in Baltimore at fullback, of all things, for the final kneel-down. He then went into a short version of his trademark dance before being mobbed by teammates. He followed with a victory lap, his right arm, covered by a brace, held high in salute to the fans after playing for the first time since tearing his right triceps on Oct. 14 against Dallas. “My only focus was to come in and get my team a win. Nothing else was planned,” the 37-year-old Lewis said. “It’s one of those things, when you recap it all and try to say what is one of your greatest moments. “I knew how it started but I never knew how it would end here in Baltimore. To go the way it did today, I wouldn’t change nothing.” He would like nothing more than to change past results against Manning, who was 2-0 in the postseason against Baltimore while with the Colts. “It’s on to the next one,” the 17-year veteran said. “We saw them earlier in the year and now


Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck (12) is hit by Baltimore defender Terrell Suggs as he throws during the second half of Sunday’s playoff game.

we get them back again, but with all of our guns back.” The loss ended the Colts’ turnaround season in which they went from 2-14 to the playoffs in coach Chuck Pagano’s first year in Indianapolis (11-6). Pagano missed 12 weeks while undergoing treatment for leukemia and returned last week. He was upbeat following the defeat to the team he served as an assistant coach for four years. “The foundation is set, and we said we were going to build one on rock and not on sand,” Pagano said. “You weather storms like this

and you learn from times like this.” Offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, who went 9-3 as interim coach, was absent Sunday after being hospitalized with an undisclosed illness. Pagano said Arians “is fine” and would stay overnight for observation before rejoining the Colts on Monday. Quarterback coach Clyde Christensen called the plays, but Baltimore’s suddenly revitalized defense — inspired by Lewis’ pending retirement, no doubt — never let standout rookie QB Luck SEE COLTS, PAGE B2

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks finally won a road playoff game Sunday, taking a 24-14 NFC wild-card victory over the Washington Redskins, who lost Robert Griffin III to another knee injury in the fourth quarter. Marshawn Lynch ran for 131 yards, and Russell Wilson completed 15 of 26 passes for 187 yards and ran eight times for 67 yards for the Seahawks, who broke an eight-game postseason losing streak away from home. Seattle will visit the top-seeded Atlanta Falcons next Sunday. Lynch’s 27-yard run with 7:08 remaining gave the Seahawks (125) the lead. On Washington’s next series, Griffin reinjured the right knee he sprained about a month ago while trying to field a bad shotgun snap. The knee buckled badly, and the Seahawks recovered the fumble and kicked an insurance field goal. Kirk Cousins replaced Griffin, but Washington (10-7) was unable to come back. RG3 three two 4-yard touchdown passes in his first career playoff game to give the Redskins a 14-0 lead before the Seahawks closed to 14-13 through three quarters. Griffin capped the Redskins’ only two drives of the first quarter against the NFL’s top-rated scoring defense with short tosses to running back Evan Royster and tight end Logan Paulsen. The second quarter belonged to Seattle, with Wilson throwing a 4yard TD pass to running back Michael Robinson and Steve Hauschka kicking a pair of field goals. Hauschka’s 32-yard field goal 2:55 into the second quarter made in 14-3 and his second kick, a 29yarder as the half expired, pulled the Seahawks with a point. The right-footed Hauschska was playing with a left ankle injury.


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Michigan humbles Hawkeyes NHL, players come to terms BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Trey Burke had 19 points and a career-high 12 assists, part of another stellar offensive performance from No. 2 Michigan in a 95-67 win over Iowa on Sunday. Glenn Robinson III added 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Wolverines, who had only 17 points with 7:00 remaining in the first half before overwhelming the Hawkeyes (11-4, 0-2 Big Ten) with a flurry of dunks, 3-pointers and other highlights. Michigan (15-0, 2-0) is a win away from matching the programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best start to a season. The 198586 team began 16-0. Devyn Marble scored 14 points for the Hawkeyes, who were holding opponents to 37 percent shooting before facing Michigan. The Wolverines shot 58 percent from the field and 10 of 22 from 3-point range. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 19 points for Michigan. The Wolverines arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a AP team that tries to force the tempo, but they routed Michiganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nik Stauskas (11) drives during the second half of Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game Northwestern 94-66 on against Iowa defender Mike Gesell at Ann Arbor, Mich. Thursday and beat Iowa by the second half as the at Minnesota since coach steals for the Wildcats (9-6, the same margin. It was the Badgers asserted themselves Tubby Smith took over for 0-2), who were fourth straight game in inside. the 2007-08 season. outrebounded 47-20. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s which Michigan made at Ray Gallegos and Dylan Wisconsin 47, Nebraska 41 the fewest rebounds by a least 10 shots from 3-point Jared Berggren scored 12 Talley scored 12 points Gophers opponent all range. apiece and Brandon Ubel of his 13 points in the season. No. 9 Minnesota 69, second half, Ryan Evans had added 10 points, eight Reggie Hearn returned Northwestern 51 rebounds and three blocked 10 points and a career-high Austin Hollins hit five 3- for Northwestern after 15 rebounds, and Wisconsin shots for the Huskers. missing two games because pointers during an impresUbel hit a 3-pointer for held Nebraska to one basket of a sprained left ankle, sive three-minute stretch in Nebraskaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only basket after finishing with 11 points. But over the last 6:19. the second half, finishing Gallegos had given the The Badgers (11-4, 2-0 the Wildcats, missing star with 19 points and sparking Huskers a 38-37 lead with Big Ten) won their fifth Drew Crawford because of ninth-ranked Minnesota. game in a row and held their 6:19 left. Hollins missed his career season-ending shoulder Not surprisingly, offense ninth straight opponent to 60 surgery, couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t keep up scoring high by one, was at a premium. The points or fewer. collecting 17 points during a down the stretch. Huskers came in averaging a The Huskers (9-6, 0-2), Hollins hit his first four 26-7 run that gave the Big Ten-low 60 points a coming off a 70-44 loss at 3-pointers from almost Gophers a 45-25 lead. game; Wisconsin was exactly the same spot on the No. 8 Ohio State in their Minnesota (14-1, 2-0 Big allowing a league-low 56. Ten) has won 10 in a row for left wing. After a timeout, he conference opener, have Wisconsin won despite averaged just 42 points the moved to the right corner its longest winning streak shooting 38 percent from the and swished one from there, last four meetings with the since it opened the 2008-09 field and making only 3 of Badgers. too, drawing a chant of his season with 12 straight 13 free throws. The Huskers Berggren missed all four name from the impressed victories. shot 37 percent and were 3 of his first-half shots but crowd. Dave Sobolewski had 10 of 5 from the line. Northwestern hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t won made six in a row to start points, five assists and four

NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; They walked into a Manhattan hotel, knowing they were running out of time to save their season. After 16 hours of tense talks, the NHL and its players finally achieved their elusive deal early Sunday morning, finding a way to restart a sport desperate to regain momentum and boost its prominence. Ending a bitter dispute that wiped out a large part of the hockey season for the third time in less than two decades, the league and its union agreed to the framework of a 10-year labor contract that will allow a delayed schedule to start later this month. On the 113th day of a management lockout and five days before the leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deadline for a deal, the bleary-eyed sides held a 6 a.m. news conference to announce there will be a season, after all. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and union head Donald Fehr both appeared drained, wearing sweaters and not neckties, when they stood side by side at the hotel and announced labor peace. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have reached an agreement on the framework of a new collective bargaining agreement, the details of which need to be put to paper,â&#x20AC;? Bettman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to dot a lot of Is, cross a lot of Ts. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still a lot of work to be done, but the basic framework of the deal has been agreed upon.â&#x20AC;? Lawyers will spend the next few days drafting a memorandum of agreement. The stoppage led to the cancellation of at least 480 games â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the exact length of

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BCS: Teams rely on strong defense, ground game FROM PAGE B1

using largely the same formula that has worked so well for Saban in Tuscaloosa: a bruising running game and a stout defense, led by Heisman Trophy finalist Manti Teâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;o. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a little bit old fashioned in the sense that this is about the big fellows up front,â&#x20AC;? Kelly said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not about the crazy receiving numbers or passing yards or rushing yards. This is about the big fellas, and this game will unquestionably be decided up front.â&#x20AC;? While points figure to be at a premium given the quality of both defenses, Alabama appears to have a clear edge on offense. The Tide has the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s highest-rated passer (AJ McCarron), two 1,000-yard rushers (Eddie Lacy and T.J. Yeldon), a dynamic freshman receiver (Amari Cooper), and three linemen who made the AP All-

America team (first-teamers Barrett Jones and Chance Warmack, plus secondteamer D.J. Fluker). â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s football at its finest,â&#x20AC;? said Teâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;o, who heads a defense that has given up just two rushing touchdowns. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be a great challenge, and a challenge that we look forward to.â&#x20AC;? The Crimson Tide had gone 15 years without a national title when Saban arrived in 2007, the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fifth coach in less than a decade (including one, Mike Price, who didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even made it to his first game in Tuscaloosa). Finally, Alabama got it right. In 2008, Saban landed one of the greatest recruiting classes in school history, a group that has already produced eight NFL draft picks and likely will send at least three more players to the pros (including Jones). The following year, the coach guided Alabama to a

perfect season, beating Texas in the title game at Pasadena. Last season, the Tide fortuitously got a shot at another BCS crown despite losing to LSU during the regular season and failing to even win its division in the Southeastern Conference. In a rematch against the Tigers, Alabama romped to a 21-0 victory at the Superdome. The all-SEC matchup gave the league an unprecedented six straight national champions, hastening the end of the BCS. It will last one more season before giving way to a four-team playoff in 2014, an arrangement that was undoubtedly pushed along by one conference hoarding all the titles under the current system. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s be honest, people are probably getting tired of us,â&#x20AC;? Jones said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really mind. We enjoy being the top dog and enjoy kind of having that target on our back.â&#x20AC;?


Kansas fights off Temple, wins 11th straight BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Kevin Young had 16 points, hitting four critical free throws down the stretch, and sixth-ranked Kansas fended off pesky Temple 6962 on Sunday for the Jayhawksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 11th straight win. Travis Releford added 14 points on 5 for 5 shooting, none of his baskets bigger than a 3-pointer from the wing with 34.9 seconds left. With the shot-clock winding down, Relefordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shot gave Kansas a 65-58 lead, essentially turning away its

Atlantic 10 foe. Ben McLemore added 13 points and Jeff Withey had eight points, 11 rebounds and nine blocked shots for the Jayhawks (12-1), who enter Big 12 play having won 30 consecutive games at Allen Fieldhouse and 63 in a row against non-conference opponents. Khalif Wyatt finished with 26 points for the Owls (10-3), who nearly had their second win over a top-10 team this season. Wyatt scored 33 in an upset of



then-No. 3 Syracuse on Dec. 22. Anthony Lee and Will Cummings added 11 each for Temple, which seemed to have the recipe for winning in the Phog down pat. The Owls only committed three turnovers â&#x20AC;&#x201D; though the third one late in the game proved critical â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and prevented the high-flying Jayhawks from getting in transition. No. 7 Syracuse 55, South Florida 44 Brandon Triche had 20 points and James Souther-

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Southerlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s long 3pointer put Syracuse up 5042 and Triche followed with a driving layup and a pair of free throws to push the lead back to double-digits. Victor Rudd led USF with 15 points and 11 rebounds. In their first game since coach Jim Boeheim passed Bob Knight for second place on college basketballâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s career wins list, the Orange fell behind by 17-7 in the opening eight minutes before going on a 23-6 run.


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the curtailed schedule hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been determined â&#x20AC;&#x201D; bringing the total of lost regularseason games to a minimum 2,178 during three lockouts under Bettman. The agreement, which replaces the deal that expired Sept. 15, must be ratified by the 30 team owners and approximately 740 players. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hopefully, within just a very few days, the fans can get back to watching people who are skating, and not the two of us,â&#x20AC;? Fehr said. Fehr became executive director of the NHL Players Association in December 2010 after leading baseball players through two strikes and a lockout. Players conceded early on in talks, which began in June, that they would accept a smaller percentage of revenue, and the negotiations were about how much lower. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a battle,â&#x20AC;? said Winnipeg Jets defenseman Ron Hainsey, a key member of the unionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bargaining team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Players obviously would rather not have been here, but our focus now is to give the fans whatever it is â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 48 games, 50 games â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the most exciting season we can.â&#x20AC;? With much of the money from its $2 billion, 10-year contract with NBC back loaded toward the Stanley Cup playoffs in the spring â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and now perhaps early summer â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the league preferred to time the dispute for the start of the season in the fall. Management made its decision knowing regular-season attendance rose from 16,534 in 2003-04 to 16,954 in 2005-06 and only seven teams experienced substantial drops.


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get comfortable. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great making the playoffs, but you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make mistakes and expect to beat a playoff team like we did,â&#x20AC;? said Luck, who was sacked three times, Paul Kruger getting two of those. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to look back at those and hopefully fix them.â&#x20AC;? Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s victory enhanced the Ravensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; success rate in opening playoff games. Flacco now has won at least one postseason game in all five of his pro seasons, the only quarterback to do it in the Super Bowl era. His main target Sunday was Boldin, who had receptions of 50 and 46 yards, plus his 18-yard TD on a floater from Flacco in the corner of the end zone with 9:14 to go. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I told (Flacco) before the game I was going to get 200 yards,â&#x20AC;? Boldin said with a chuckle. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s huge for us. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s huge for this city, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve supported us this entire year and they expect a lot from us. In return, we want to give it to them.â&#x20AC;? Baltimore overcame the first two lost fumbles of the season by Ray Rice, too, as John Harbaugh became the only head coach in the Super Bowl era with wins in his first five playoff campaigns. Backup halfback Bernard Pierce rescued Rice with a 43-yard burst that led to Boldinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s touchdown, and ran for 103 yards. Flacco also connected with Dennis Pitta for a 20yard TD and rookie Justin Tucker made a 23-yard field goal. Indyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only points came on three field goals by Adam Vinatieri, from 47, 52 and 26 yards. Luck completed 28 of 54 passes for 288 yards. It was the most attempts by a rookie in a playoff game. Reggie Wayne had 108 yards on eight receptions.



Prep Swimming Northeast Hoosier Conference Saturday at Homestead GIRLS Team Scores 1. Homestead 547, 2. Carroll 512, 3. Bellmont 273, 4. East Noble 261, 5. Norwell 180, 6. Columbia City 135, 7. DeKalb 101. Event Results 200 Medley Relay: 1. Homestead (Pressey, Weigand, Cook, Bowman) 1:49.26, 3. East Noble (Clark, Guthrie, Nichols, Dafforn-Koebler) 1:52.24, 7. DeKalb (High, Gillespie, VonHolten, Ramos) 2:17.1. 200 Freestyle: 1. Toscos (Car) 1:57.81, 8. tie, Mock (Bel) and Corbin (EN) 2:19.13, 12. Robinett (DK) 2:26.95, 13. Maggart (EN) 2:28.04, 14. VonHolten(DK) 2:32.09, 16. Kline (EN) 2:32.45. 200 IM: 1. Cook (Hom) 2:05.33 (new NHC record), 6. Guthrie (EN) 2:25.98, 8. Nichols (EN) 2:30.83, 12. Gillespie (DK) 2:45.53, 15. Hamed (EN) 2:55.29, 18. Rieke (DK) 3:01.48, 19. Blair-Lewis (DK) 3:01.98. 50 Freestyle: 1. Kresl (Car) 24.56, 5. Dafforn-Koebler (EN) 26.41, 11. Goldsmith (EN) 28.58, 16. Brennan (EN) 30.14, 18. Ramos (DK) 31.37, 20. Bell (DK) 36.27, 21. Frederick (DK) 37.01. Diving: 1. Wills (Hom) 396.8, 8. Ostermeyer (EN) 216.55. 100 Butterfly: 1. Pressey (Hom) 57.76, 7. Nichols (EN) 1:08.04, 11. Clark (EN) 1:13.89, 14. VonHolten (DK) 1:17.58, 15. Ostermeyer (EN) 1:20.66, 16. BlairLewis (DK) 1:21.65. 100 Freestyle: 1. Kresl (Car) 54.03, 7. Dafforn-Koebler (EN) 57.37, 12. Goldsmith (EN) 1:04.93, 14. Brennan (EN) 1:07.04, 17. High (DK) 1:10.98, 18. Ramos (DK) 1:11.67, 21. Hart (DK) 1:14.93. 500 Freestyle: 1. Cook (Hom) 5:11.64, 10. Aungst (EN) 6:34.23, 11. Robinett (DK) 6:36.45, 14. Kline (EN) 6:57.1. 200 Freestyle Relay: 1. Carroll (Kresl, Blanchard, Heaston, Toscos) 1:39.76, 4. East Noble (Corbin, Brennan, Goldsmith, Guthrie) 1:54.9, 7. DeKalb (Blair-Lewis, VonHolten, Robinett, Gillespie) 2:04.3. 100 Backstroke: 1. Pressey (Hom) 58.57, 8. Corbin (EN) 1:10.3, 12. Aungst (EN) 1:15.28, 15 Smith (EN) 1:19.78, 17. High (DK) 1:22.73, 18. Hart (DK) 1:24.73, 19. Edmonds (DK) 1:33.28. 100 Breaststroke: 1. Weigand (Hom) 1:05.39, 5. Guthrie (EN) 1:10.33, 10. Clark (EN) 1:17.74, 12. Gillespie (DK) 1:22.25, 16. Rieke (DK) 1:28.78, 18. Hamed (EN) 1:29.19, 20. Frederick (DK) 1:44.13. 400 Freestyle Relay: 1. Homestead (Krivacs, Cook, Nowak, Pressey) 3:39.69, 3. East Noble (Corbin, Clark, Nichols, Dafforn-Koebler) 4:03.92, 7. DeKalb (Ramos, High, Blair-Lewis, Robinett) 4:51.95. BOYS Team Scores 1. Homestead 533, 2. Carroll 505, 3. Norwell 245, 4. tie, Bellmont and Columbia City 222, 6. DeKalb 154, 7. East Noble 135. Event Results 200 Medley Relay: 1. Carroll (Huizing, Music, Wyant, Trahin) 1:40.44, 5. DeKalb (Turner, Gillespie, Goldsmith, Kumpfmiller) 1:56.23, 6. East Noble (Lewis, Phan, Wilson, Dickerson) 203.07. 200 Freestyle: 1. Niebuhr (Car) 1:47.53, 9. Spangler (DK) 2:11.24, 11. McNamara (EN) 2:23.95, 15. Burris (DK) 2:28.53, 16. Dillinger (DK) 2:28.65, 18. Engle (EN) 2:46.97. 200 IM: 1. Nichols (Car) 1:57.38, 8. Turner (DK) 2:16.98, 14. Phan (EN) 2:36.2, 15. Edmonds (DK) 2:49.07, 17. Hinsey (EN) 2:56.56, 18. Lockwood (DK) 3:17.6. 50 Freestyle: 1. Craig (Hom) 22.56, 10. Gillespie (DK) 24.67, 11. Goldsmith (DK) 25.43, 15. Dickerson (EN) 26.44, 16. Kumpfmiller (DK) 27.18, 20. Diehm (EN) 36.35. Diving: 1. Frebel (Hom) 493.15. 100 Butterfly: 1. Whitaker (Hom) 53.92, 10. Goldsmith (DK) 1:06.75, 12. Wilson (EN) 1:10.38, 14. Dickerson (EN) 1:13.17, 15. Gura (EN) 1:13.9, 18. Bristow (DK) 1:33.35. 100 Freestyle: 1. Niebuhr (Car) 49.71, 11. Gillespie (DK) 55.77, 15. Vandiver (EN) 1:03.72, 16. Dillinger (DK) 1:04.56, 18. Hinsey (EN) 1:07.7, 19. Burris (DK) 1:09.06, 21. Diehm (EN) 1:30.89. 500 Freestyle: 1. Frank (Hom) 4:59.01, 8. Lewis (EN) 5:58.73, 9. Spangler (DK) 6:00.58, 13. Gura (EN) 6:38.25, 16. McNamara (EN 6:43.22. 200 Freestyle Relay: 1. Carroll (Music, Nichols, Huizing, Niebuhr) 1:29.3, 5. DeKalb (Goldsmith, Kumpfmiller, Turner, Gillespie) 1:43.41, 7. East Noble (Phan, McNamara, Gura, Dickerson) 1:53.17. 100 Backstroke: 1. Johnson (Hom) 55.4, 7. Turner (DK) 1:01.84, 12. Lewis (EN) 1:12.59, 15. Engle (EN) 1:21.1, 17. Griggs (DK) 1:34.08. 100 Breaststroke: 1. Nichols (Car) 58.38 (new NHC record), 10. Wilson (EN) 1:15.56, 13. Phan (EN) 1:18.39, 15. Vandiver (EN) 1:19.28, 18. Lockwood (DK) 1:41.47, 19. Elkins (DK) 1:51.41. 400 Freestyle Relay: 1. Carroll (Nichols, Trahin, Hess, Niebuhr) 3:18.65, 6. East Noble (Lewis, Gura, McNamara, Wilson) 4:11.73, 7. DeKalb (Burris, Spangler, Edmonds, Dillinger) 4:33.22.

Area Boys Basketball NORTHEAST HOOSIER CONF. TEAMS NHC ALL Columbia City Eagles 2-0 12-1 DeKalb Barons 2-0 7-5 Homestead Spartans 2-0 10-3 Carroll Chargers 1-1 5-7 New Haven Bulldogs 1-1 4-4 Bellmont Braves 0-2 3-6 East Noble Knights 0-2 2-10 Norwell Knights 0-2 6-2 Friday’s Gam es Columbia City 81, Bellmont 41 Saturday’s Gam es Homestead 71, East Noble 20 DeKalb 43, New Haven 42 Carroll 78, Norwell 56 Tuesday’s Gam e Carroll at Van Wert, Ohio Wednesday’s Gam e FW Wayne at Norwell Friday, Jan. 11 East Noble at DeKalb Columbia City at Homestead New Haven at Carroll Bellmont at Norwell NORTHEAST CORNER CONF. TEAMS NECC ALL West Noble Chargers 5-0 9-0 Westview Warriors 5-0 8-1 Fairfield Falcons 4-0 5-5 Fremont Eagles 3-0 8-1 Eastside Blazers 2-2 2-7 Angola Hornets 1-2 3-5 Hamilton Marines 1-3 5-5 Prairie Heights Panthers 2-3 5-7 Central Noble Cougars 0-4 2-8 Churubusco Eagles 0-4 0-12 Lakeland Lakers 0-5 1-8 Friday’s Gam es Prairie Heights 58, Angola 56 Fremont 79, Churubusco 60 West Noble 60, Lakeland 40 Westview 80, Hamilton 26 Saturday’s Gam es Fairfield 69, Eastside 63 OT CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT Tuesday’s Gam es Game 1 — Central Noble at Churubusco Game 2 — Fairfield at Eastside Game 3 — Prairie Heights at Lakeland Wednesday’s Gam es Game 4 — Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 at Game 1 girls winner Game 5 — Fremont at Angola Game 6 — West Noble vs. Winner Game 3 at Game 3 girls winner Game 7 — Westview at Hamilton Friday, Jan. 11 Game 8 — Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5 at Game 4 girls winner Game 9 — Winner Game 6 vs. Winner Game 7 at Game 6 girls winner Saturday, Jan. 12 Championship, Winner Game 8 vs. Winner Game 9 at Westview ALLEN COUNTY ATHLETIC CONF. TEAMS ACAC ALL Adams Cent. Flying Jets 3-0 6-3 Bluffton Tigers 3-0 6-4 Leo Lions 3-0 5-4 Heritage Patriots 2-1 5-6 Woodlan Warriors 1-2 6-5 Garrett Railroaders 0-3 3-6 South Adams Starfires 0-3 2-8 Southern Wells Raiders 0-3 3-6 Saturday’s Gam es Adams Central 55, Garrett 47 OT Bluffton 51, Woodlan 38 Heritage 60, Southern Wells 51

Leo 89, South Adams 71 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT Tuesday’s Gam es Game 1 – Adams Central at Woodlan Game 2 — South Adams at Leo Game 3 — Bluffton at Heritage Game 4 — Southern Wells at Garrett Wednesday’s Gam es At Mem orial Coliseum , Fort Wayne Game 5 — Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner Game 6 — Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner Saturday, Jan. 12 At Mem orial Coliseum , Fort Wayne Championship, Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner

Area Girls Basketball NORTHEAST HOOSIER CONF. TEAMS NHC ALL Norwell Knights 4-0 12-2 DeKalb Barons 3-1 9-4 East Noble Knights 3-1 8-5 Homestead Spartans 3-1 12-2 Bellmont Squaws 1-3 4-10 Carroll Chargers 1-3 5-8 Columbia City Eagles 1-3 4-12 New Haven Bulldogs 0-4 2-11 Friday’s Gam es Norwell 70, Carroll 40 DeKalb 46, New Haven 30 Homestead 74, East Noble 47 Saturday’s Gam e Columbia City 45, Bellmont 34 Tuesday’s Gam es Northridge at DeKalb Columbia City at Wawasee FW Northrop at Homestead Wednesday’s Gam e Carroll at Warsaw Thursday, Jan. 10 Bellmont at FW North Canterbury at New Haven Norwell at Whitko Saturday, Jan. 12 DeKalb at East Noble Norwell at Bellmont Carroll at New Haven Homestead at Columbia City NORTHEAST CORNER CONF. TEAMS NECC ALL Angola Hornets 7-0 11-2 West Noble Chargers 7-1 10-4 Fairfield Falcons 6-1 7-4 Westview Warriors 6-1 8-5 Fremont Eagles 4-2 8-5 Prairie Heights Panthers 4-4 6-6 Churubusco Eagles 2-5 3-11 Lakeland Lakers 2-6 2-11 Hamilton Marines 1-6 2-9 Eastside Blazers 0-6 1-12 Central Noble Cougars 0-7 0-14 Friday’s Gam es Angola 72, Prairie Heights 46 Fairfield 38, Eastside 25 Fremont 54, Churubusco 40 West Noble 64, Lakeland 36 Saturday’s Gam e Churubusco 46, Hamilton 29 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT Tuesday’s Gam es Game 1 — Central Noble at Churubusco Game 2 — Fairfield at Eastside Game 3 — Prairie Heights at Lakeland Wednesday’s Gam es Game 4 — Winner Game 2 at Winner Game 1 Game 5 — Fremont at Angola Game 6 — West Noble at Winner Game 3 Game 7 — Westview at Hamilton Friday, Jan. 11 Game 8 — Winner Game 5 at Winner Game 4 Game 9 — Winner Game 7 at Winner Game 6 Saturday, Jan. 12 Championship, Winner Game 8 vs. Winner Game 9 at Westview ALLEN COUNTY ATHLETIC CONF. TEAMS ACAC ALL Garrett Railroaders 4-1 9-4 Leo Lions 4-1 10-3 Southern Wells Raiders 4-1 10-2 Woodlan Warriors 4-1 8-4 Heritage Patriots 2-3 9-5 Adams Cent. Flying Jets 1-4 4-9 South Adams Starfires 1-4 6-8 Bluffton Tigers 0-5 4-10 Friday’s Gam es Garrett 60, Bluffton 18 Heritage 66, Adams Central 34 Leo 70, Woodlan 52 Southern Wells 41, South Adams 24 Saturday’s Gam e Lakewood Park 68, Adams Central 54 CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT Tuesday’s Gam es Game 1 – Adams Central at Woodlan Game 2 — South Adams at Leo Game 3 — Bluffton at Heritage Game 4 — Southern Wells at Garrett Thursday, Jan. 10 At Mem orial Coliseum , Fort Wayne Game 5 — Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner Game 6 — Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner Saturday, Jan. 12 At Mem orial Coliseum , Fort Wayne Championship, Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner

Men’s College Basketball EAST Cornell 68, American U. 60 Florida 79, Yale 58 Iona 78, Manhattan 70 Loyola (Md.) 74, St. Peter's 58 Rider 72, Siena 53 SOUTH Alcorn St. 51, Jackson St. 48 Syracuse 55, South Florida 44 MIDWEST Kansas 69, Temple 62 Michigan 95, Iowa 67 Minnesota 69, Northwestern 51 Wichita St. 69, Bradley 63 Wisconsin 47, Nebraska 41 FAR WEST Denver 75, UTSA 50

Men’s Basketball Summaries At Ann Arbor, Mich. No. 2 MICHIGAN 95, IOWA 67 IOWA (11-4) White 3-6 0-0 6, Woodbury 4-5 0-1 8, Marble 4-9 3-3 14, Clemmons 4-6 2-2 12, Gesell 2-8 0-0 6, Olaseni 4-8 0-2 8, Basabe 1-3 0-0 2, Oglesby 1-6 0-0 2, McCabe 3-6 0-0 6, Ingram 1-2 1-2 3, May 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 27-62 6-10 67. MICHIGAN (15-0) Robinson III 8-13 3-4 20, Morgan 2-3 0-2 4, Burke 7-10 4-4 19, Hardaway Jr. 7-13 2-2 19, Stauskas 5-9 0-0 13, Albrecht 0-0 0-0 0, McGary 2-2 1-2 5, Akunne 0-2 0-0 0, Vogrich 1-2 1-1 3, McLimans 1-2 0-0 2, LeVert 3-5 1-2 9, Person 0-0 0-0 0, Bielfeldt 0-1 1-2 1. Totals 36-62 13-19 95. Halftime—Michigan 46-35. 3-Point Goals—Iowa 7-20 (Marble 3-6, Clemmons 2-3, Gesell 2-5, May 0-1, McCabe 0-1, Oglesby 0-4), Michigan 10-22 (Hardaway Jr. 3-5, Stauskas 3-6, LeVert 2-3, Robinson III 1-2, Burke 1-3, Vogrich 0-1, Akunne 0-2). Fouled Out— None. Rebounds—Iowa 26 (Woodbury 7), Michigan 41 (McGary 11). Assists— Iowa 17 (Clemmons 7), Michigan 24 (Burke 12). Total Fouls—Iowa 18, Michigan 13. A—12,693. At Lincoln, Neb. WISCONSIN 47, NEBRASKA 41 WISCONSIN (11-4) Bruesewitz 2-7 0-1 5, Berggren 6-13 13 13, Brust 1-6 0-0 3, Evans 4-8 2-8 10, Jackson 2-5 0-0 4, Marshall 2-6 0-1 5, Dekker 3-6 0-0 7, Showalter 0-0 0-0 0, Kaminsky 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 20-53 313 47. NEBRASKA (9-6) Ubel 4-11 0-0 10, Shields 1-6 1-1 3, Parker 1-3 0-0 2, Gallegos 6-14 0-0 12, Talley 5-14 2-4 12, Rivers 1-1 0-0 2, Menke 0-0 0-0 0, Peltz 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 18-49 3-5 41. Halftime—Tied 19-19. 3-Point Goals— Wisconsin 4-17 (Marshall 1-1, Bruesewitz 1-3, Dekker 1-3, Brust 1-5, Kaminsky 0-1, Jackson 0-2, Berggren 02), Nebraska 2-12 (Ubel 2-2, Parker 01, Shields 0-1, Talley 0-3, Gallegos 0-5). Fouled Out—Ubel. Rebounds— Wisconsin 38 (Evans 15), Nebraska 35 (Shields, Ubel 8). Assists—Wisconsin 8 (Jackson 3), Nebraska 4 (Gallegos 2). Total Fouls—Wisconsin 9, Nebraska 15. A—9,805. At Evanston, Ill. No. 9 MINNESOTA 69, NORTHWESTERN 51 NORTHWESTERN (9-6) Abrahamson 3-6 0-0 9, Swopshire 3-6 0-0 6, Olah 1-7 0-0 2, Hearn 4-8 3-4 11, Sobolewski 4-10 1-2 10, Turner 0-2

0-0 0, Marcotullio 1-3 0-0 3, Cerina 0-0 0-0 0, Demps 4-10 0-0 10, Montgomery III 0-0 0-0 0, Jimenez 0-0 0-0 0, Ajou 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-52 4-6 51. MINNESOTA (14-1) Coleman 2-6 2-3 6, Williams 3-5 3-6 9, Mbakwe 2-5 0-2 4, Au. Hollins 6-9 2-3 19, An. Hollins 2-5 2-2 7, Osenieks 2-3 2-3 6, Eliason 1-3 0-0 2, Ahanmisi 0-2 2-2 2, Welch 1-2 2-4 4, Ingram 2-2 0-0 4, Ellenson 2-6 0-1 4, Walker 0-0 2-2 2. Totals 23-48 17-28 69. Halftime—Minnesota 17-14. 3-Point Goals—Northwestern 7-23 (Abrahamson 3-5, Demps 2-4, Marcotullio 1-3, Sobolewski 1-5, Olah 0-1, Hearn 0-1, Turner 0-1, Swopshire 0-3), Minnesota 6-13 (Au. Hollins 5-7, An. Hollins 1-2, Ellenson 0-1, Williams 0-1, Ahanmisi 02). Fouled Out—Turner. Rebounds— Northwestern 20 (Swopshire 5), Minnesota 47 (Mbakwe 11). Assists— Northwestern 11 (Sobolewski 5), Minnesota 14 (Ahanmisi 4). Total Fouls—Northwestern 20, Minnesota 15. A—12,750.

Women’s College Basketball EAST Dartmouth 57, UMass 55 Drexel 76, Towson 55 Duke 90, Boston College 53 Fordham 67, Holy Cross 60 Hampton 61, American U. 58, OT Harvard 63, Rhode Island 56 Hofstra 56, William & Mary 53 Iona 68, Canisius 54 Loyola (Md.) 56, St. Peter's 47 Marist 61, Fairfield 56 Niagara 70, Siena 62, OT Northeastern 69, George Mason 63 Rider 48, Manhattan 41 St. John's 48, Rutgers 44 SOUTH Alabama A&M 67, MVSU 58 Army 63, Morgan St. 59 Charlotte 57, Colgate 33 Florida 77, LSU 72 Georgia Tech 81, Clemson 59 Grambling St. 92, Southern U. 76 Jackson St. 59, Alcorn St. 56 James Madison 60, UNC Wilmington 39 Kentucky 87, Alabama 70 Maryland 71, Florida St. 64 Miami 58, Virginia 52 NC A&T 67, George Washington 56 North Carolina 48, Virginia Tech 45 Old Dominion 72, Georgia St. 66 South Carolina 60, Mississippi St. 46 Tennessee 79, Georgia 66 Vanderbilt 76, Mississippi 57 Wake Forest 69, NC State 56 MIDWEST Illinois 79, Ohio St. 73 Illinois St. 81, Bradley 65 Indiana 68, Northwestern 64 Michigan 68, Iowa 64 Minnesota 60, Wisconsin 55 Missouri 82, Auburn 76 N. Iowa 54, Indiana St. 52 Penn St. 76, Michigan St. 55 S. Dakota St. 72, South Dakota 60 Villanova 54, Cincinnati 51 SOUTHWEST Ark.-Pine Bluff 68, Alabama St. 63 Arkansas St. 63, W. Kentucky 58 Baylor 83, Oklahoma St. 49 Houston 71, Delaware St. 58, OT Texas A&M 63, Arkansas 51 Texas Southern 64, Prairie View 57 FAR WEST California 53, Colorado 49 Southern Cal 67, Oregon 62 Stanford 70, Utah 56 UCLA 68, Oregon St. 64 Washington 76, Arizona 65 Washington St. 77, Arizona St. 65

NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB New York 23 10 .697 — Brooklyn 19 15 .559 4½ Boston 16 17 .485 7 Philadelphia 15 20 .429 9 Toronto 12 22 .353 11½ Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 23 9 .719 — Atlanta 20 12 .625 3 Orlando 12 21 .364 11½ Charlotte 9 24 .273 14½ Washington 4 28 .125 19 Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 20 14 .588 — Chicago 18 13 .581 ½ Milwaukee 16 16 .500 3 Detroit 13 23 .361 8 Cleveland 8 27 .229 12½ WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 27 9 .750 — Memphis 20 10 .667 4 Houston 20 14 .588 6 Dallas 13 21 .382 13 New Orleans 8 25 .242 17½ Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 26 7 .788 — Portland 18 15 .545 8 Denver 19 16 .543 8 Minnesota 15 15 .500 9½ Utah 17 18 .486 10 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 27 8 .771 — Golden State 22 11 .667 4 L.A. Lakers 15 17 .469 10½ Sacramento 13 21 .382 13½ Phoenix 12 22 .353 14½ Saturday's Games Boston 89, Atlanta 81 Indiana 95, Milwaukee 80 New York 114, Orlando 106 Houston 112, Cleveland 104 Brooklyn 113, Sacramento 93 Portland 102, Minnesota 97 New Orleans 99, Dallas 96, OT San Antonio 109, Philadelphia 86 Denver 110, Utah 91 L.A. Clippers 115, Golden State 89 Sunday's Games Oklahoma City 104, Toronto 92 Miami 99, Washington 71 Charlotte 108, Detroit 101, OT Memphis at Phoenix, late Denver at L.A. Lakers, late Monday's Games Oklahoma City at Washington, 7 p.m. Boston at New York, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at Chicago, 8 p.m. San Antonio at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Dallas at Utah, 9 p.m. Orlando at Portland, 10 p.m. Memphis at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Tuesday's Games Brooklyn at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Miami at Indiana, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Houston, 8 p.m. Atlanta at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.

NBA Summaries At Toronto OKLAHOMA CITY (104) Durant 6-11 8-9 22, Ibaka 8-12 3-4 19, Perkins 2-4 0-0 4, Westbrook 8-17 6-6 23, Sefolosha 1-5 0-0 3, Martin 5-12 55 16, Collison 5-7 0-0 10, Thabeet 0-0 0-0 0, Jackson 3-7 0-0 7, Liggins 0-1 00 0, Maynor 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 38-77 2224 104. TORONTO (92) Pietrus 1-4 0-0 3, Davis 2-7 0-0 4, Johnson 8-11 3-4 19, Calderon 4-8 1-1 10, DeRozan 4-16 3-4 11, Anderson 10-14 3-3 27, Fields 1-3 0-0 2, Ross 02 0-2 0, Lowry 3-8 2-3 10, Acy 1-1 4-4 6, Lucas 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 34-76 16-21 92. Oklahoma City 23 29 26 26—104 Toronto 18 32 17 25— 92 3-Point Goals—Oklahoma City 6-22 (Durant 2-5, Jackson 1-3, Westbrook 13, Sefolosha 1-5, Martin 1-6), Toronto 823 (Anderson 4-8, Lowry 2-4, Pietrus 14, Calderon 1-4, Ross 0-1, DeRozan 01, Lucas 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Oklahoma City 46 (Ibaka, Collison 8), Toronto 42 (Johnson 9). Assists—Oklahoma City 24 (Durant, Westbrook 7), Toronto 28 (Calderon 11). Total Fouls—Oklahoma City 20, Toronto 18. Technicals—Durant, Toronto Coach Casey, Lowry. A—17,634 (19,800). At Miami WASHINGTON (71) Webster 4-11 1-2 10, Nene 1-6 3-5 5, Okafor 2-6 1-2 5, Temple 0-7 0-0 0, Beal 4-14 0-3 9, Seraphin 6-15 2-2 14, Martin 5-8 0-0 13, Crawford 1-7 0-0 2, Mack 3-4 0-0 7, Vesely 3-3 0-0 6, Singleton 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 29-81 7-14 71. MIAMI (99) James 9-17 4-4 24, Haslem 1-4 0-0 2,

Bosh 6-11 5-5 17, Chalmers 1-7 2-2 5, Wade 7-14 0-1 14, Battier 0-5 0-0 0, Allen 8-12 1-1 20, Anthony 0-0 0-0 0, Cole 2-7 0-0 4, Miller 4-5 3-3 13, Jones 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 38-82 15-16 99. Washington 19 25 16 11—71 Miami 27 25 17 30—99 3-Point Goals—Washington 6-21 (Martin 3-6, Mack 1-1, Beal 1-3, Webster 1-6, Crawford 0-2, Temple 03), Miami 8-21 (Allen 3-4, Miller 2-3, James 2-3, Chalmers 1-5, Wade 0-1, Battier 0-5). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Washington 46 (Okafor 9), Miami 58 (Haslem 12). Assists— Washington 20 (Temple 7), Miami 20 (James 7). Total Fouls—Washington 15, Miami 12. Technicals—Miami defensive three second. A—20,228 (19,600).

NBA Leaders Scoring G FG FT PTS Bryant, LAL 32 338 234 977 Anthony, NYK 27 272 175 792 Durant, OKC 32 296 261 907 James, MIA 31 314 154 824 Harden, HOU 33 257 292 872 Wstbrk, OKC 32 245 162 699 Wade, MIA 27 210 129 558 Aldrdge, POR 31 256 120 632 Curry, GOL 33 230 103 662 Lee, GOL 33 272 112 656 Pierce, BOS 33 216 157 654 Ellis, MIL 32 231 131 621 Parker, SAN 34 257 120 651 Mayo, DAL 34 223 102 627 Holiday, PHL 31 229 78 570 DeRozn, TOR 33 224 138 603 Lillard, POR 33 211 106 602 Gay, MEM 29 199 94 523 Bosh, MIA 30 203 123 536 Walker, CHA 32 210 113 571 Rebounds GOFF DEF TOT Varejao, CLE 25 138 223 361 Rndlph, MEM 29 134 224 358 Howard, LAL 32 119 265 384 Asik, HOU 34 104 284 388 Lee, GOL 33 99 260 359 Hickson, POR 32 128 219 347 Vucevic, ORL 33 110 244 354 Noah, CHI 30 108 204 312 Chandler, NY 33 142 198 340 Faried, DEN 35 140 211 351 FG Percentage FG FGA Chandler, NYK 157 226 Jordan, LAC 139 230 McGee, DEN 154 271 Howard, LAL 195 346 Ibaka, OKC 191 340 Lopez, NOR 164 295 Bosh, MIA 203 370 Hickson, POR 164 300 James, MIA 314 576 Gortat, PHX 167 309 Assists G AST Rondo, BOS 29 329 Paul, LAC 35 326 Vasquez, NOR 33 297 Holiday, PHL 31 277 Westbrook, OKC 32 275 Williams, Bro 33 256 Calderon, TOR 33 252 Parker, SAN 34 248 James, MIA 31 214 Nelson, ORL 24 163

AVG 30.5 29.3 28.3 26.6 26.4 21.8 20.7 20.4 20.1 19.9 19.8 19.4 19.1 18.4 18.4 18.3 18.2 18.0 17.9 17.8 AVG 14.4 12.3 12.0 11.4 10.9 10.8 10.7 10.4 10.3 10.0 PCT .695 .604 .568 .564 .562 .556 .549 .547 .545 .540 AVG 11.3 9.3 9.0 8.9 8.6 7.8 7.6 7.3 6.9 6.8

NBADL Standings Central Division W L Pct GB Texas 10 5 .667 — Sioux Falls 10 6 .625 ½ Tulsa 8 7 .533 2 Rio Grande Valley 7 7 .500 2½ Austin 7 9 .438 3½ Iowa 5 9 .357 4½ West Division W L Pct GB Santa Cruz 9 4 .692 — Bakersfield 10 6 .625 ½ Los Angeles 5 7 .417 3½ Reno 5 8 .385 4 Idaho 4 12 .250 6½ East Division W L Pct GB Erie 9 5 .643 — Maine 10 7 .588 ½ Canton 10 8 .556 1 Fort Wayne 7 10 .412 3½ Springfield 4 10 .286 5 Saturday's Games Canton 92, Maine 91 Erie 110, Springfield 104 Fort Wayne 118, Santa Cruz 90 Texas 116, Tulsa 80 Sioux Falls 104, Los Angeles 92 Reno 115, Iowa 113 Sunday's Games Bakersfield 102, Iowa 85 Monday's Games Rio Grande Valley at Los Angeles, 1 p.m. Idaho at Texas, 3:45 p.m. Sioux Falls at Bakersfield, 6:30 p.m. Reno at Springfield, 10 p.m. Tuesday's Games Austin at Santa Cruz, 1 p.m. Canton at Idaho, 3:45 p.m. Maine at Tulsa, 6:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Iowa, 10 p.m.

NFL Playoffs Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 5 Houston 19, Cincinnati 13 Green Bay 24, Minnesota 10 Sunday, Jan. 6 Baltimore 24, Indianapolis 9 Seattle 24, Washington 14 Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 12 Baltimore at Denver, 4:30 p.m. (CBS) Green Bay at San Francisco, 8 p.m. (FOX) Sunday, Jan. 13 Seattle at Atlanta, 1 p.m. (FOX) Houston at New England, 4:30 p.m. (CBS) Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 20 AFC, TBA (CBS) NFC, TBA (FOX) Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 27, At Honolulu AFC vs. NFC, 7 p.m. (NBC) Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3, At New Orleans AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 6 p.m. (CBS)

NFL Playoff Summaries At Baltimore Indianapolis 0 6 3 0— 9 Baltimore 0 10 7 7—24 Second Quarter Bal—FG Tucker 23, 11:18. Ind—FG Vinatieri 47, 2:25. Bal—Leach 2 run (Tucker kick), :50. Ind—FG Vinatieri 52, :00. Third Quarter Bal—Pitta 20 pass from Flacco (Tucker kick), 8:26. Ind—FG Vinatieri 26, :40. Fourth Quarter Bal—Boldin 18 pass from Flacco (Tucker kick), 9:14. A—71,379. Team Statistics Ind Bal First downs 25 18 Total Net Yards 419 441 Rushes-yards 30-152 32-172 Passing 267 269 Punt Returns 0-0 4-57 Kickoff Returns 0-0 2-60 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 1-41 Comp-Att-Int 28-54-1 12-23-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 3-21 1-13 Punts 4-48.5 4-43.3 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-2 Penalties-Yards 5-37 9-70 Time of Possession 37:32 22:28 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Indianapolis, Ballard 2291, Luck 4-35, Avery 1-15, Moore 3-11. Baltimore, Pierce 13-103, Rice 15-70, Leach 1-2, Flacco 3-(minus 3). PASSING—Indianapolis, Luck 28-54-1288. Baltimore, Flacco 12-23-0-282. RECEIVING—Indianapolis, Wayne 9114, Hilton 8-66, Allen 4-51, Fleener 325, Avery 2-12, Brazill 1-17, Ballard 1-3. Baltimore, Boldin 5-145, T.Smith 2-31, Pitta 2-27, Rice 1-47, Dickson 1-24, J.Jones 1-8. MISSED FIELD GOALS—Indianapolis, Vinatieri 40 (WR). At Landover, Md. Seattle 0 13 0 11—24 Washington 14 0 0 0—14 First Quarter Was—Royster 4 pass from Griffin III (Forbath kick), 9:57. Was—Paulsen 4 pass from Griffin III (Forbath kick), 2:26. Second Quarter Sea—FG Hauschka 32, 12:05. Sea—Robinson 4 pass from Wilson (Hauschka kick), 4:38.

Sea—FG Hauschka 29, :00. Fourth Quarter Sea—Lynch 27 run (Miller pass from Wilson), 7:08. Sea—FG Hauschka 22, 5:32. A—84,325. Team Statistics Sea Was First downs 22 15 Total Net Yards 380 203 Rushes-yards 37-224 23-104 Passing 156 99 Punt Returns 2-19 2-12 Kickoff Returns 2-46 5-97 Interceptions Ret. 1-2 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 15-26-0 13-29-1 Sacked-Yards Lost 5-31 2-16 Punts 3-34.7 4-48.3 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 2-1 Penalties-Yards 4-30 3-15 Time of Possession 34:20 25:40 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Seattle, Lynch 20-132, Wilson 8-67, Turbin 8-22, Robinson 1-3. Washington, Morris 16-80, Griffin III 521, Young 1-3, Cousins 1-0. PASSING—Seattle, Wilson 15-26-0187. Washington, Griffin III 10-19-1-84, Cousins 3-10-0-31. RECEIVING—Seattle, Miller 4-48, Tate 4-35, Baldwin 2-39, Robinson 2-23, Rice 1-27, Lynch 1-9, Turbin 1-6. Washington, Garcon 4-50, Moss 3-19, Hankerson 2-27, Paulsen 2-15, Royster 1-4, Morgan 1-0. MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.

College Bowl Schedule Thursday, Dec. 20 Poinsettia Bowl, At San Diego BYU 23, San Diego State 6 Friday, Dec. 21 Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl At St. Petersburg, Fla. UCF 38, Ball State 17 Saturday, Dec. 22, New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette 43, East Carolina 34 Las Vegas Bowl Boise State 28, Washington 26 Monday, Dec. 24, Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu SMU 43, Fresno State 10 Wednesday, Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, At Detroit Central Michigan 24, Western Kentucky 21 Thursday, Dec. 27 Military Bowl, At Washington San Jose State 29, Bowling Green 20 Belk Bowl, At Charlotte, N.C. Cincinnati 48, Duke 34 Holiday Bowl, At San Diego Baylor 49, UCLA 26 Friday, Dec. 28 Independence Bowl At Shreveport, La. Ohio 45, Louisiana-Monroe 14 Russell Athletic Bowl, At Orlando, Fla. Virginia Tech 13, Rutgers 10 OT Meineke Car Care Bowl, At Houston Texas Tech 34, Minnesota 31 Saturday, Dec. 29 Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, Texas Rice 33, Air Force 14 Fight Hunger Bowl, At San Francisco Arizona State 62, Navy 28 Pinstripe Bowl, At New York Syracuse 38, West Virginia 14 Alamo Bowl, At San Antonio Texas 31, Oregon State 27 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Michigan State 17, TCU 16 Monday, Dec. 31 Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt 38, N.C. State 24 Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas Georgia Tech 21, Southern Cal 7 Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. Tulsa 31, Iowa State 17 Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta Clemson 25, LSU 24 Tuesday, Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl At Dallas Oklahoma State 58, Purdue 14 Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. Northwestern 34, Mississippi State 20 Capital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Georgia 45, Nebraska 31 Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. South Carolina 33, Michigan 28 Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Stanford 20, Wisconsin 14 Orange Bowl At Miami Florida State 31, Northern Illinois 10 Wednesday, Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl, At New Orleans Louisville 33, Florida 23 Thursday, Jan. 3 Fiesta Bowl, At Glendale, Ariz. Oregon 35, Kansas State 17 Friday, Jan. 4 Cotton Bowl, At Arlington, Texas Texas A&M 41, Oklahoma 13 Saturday, Jan. 5 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Mississippi 38, Pittsburgh 17 Sunday, Jan. 6 Bowl, At Mobile, Ala. Kent State (11-2) vs. Arkansas State (93), late Monday, Jan. 7 BCS National Championship At Miami Notre Dame (12-0) vs. Alabama (12-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

ECHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W LOLSL Pts GF GA Reading 35 25 8 1 1 52 127 97 Elmira 35 17 15 1 2 37 117113 Wheeling 34 15 13 2 4 36 98104 Trenton 34 14 15 3 2 33 101112 North Division GP W LOLSL Pts GF GA Cincinnati 34 20 12 2 0 42 107 95 Toledo 36 19 13 0 4 42 120102 FtWayne 36 19 15 1 1 40 112124 Kalamzoo 34 15 16 2 1 33 99102 Evansville 37 13 21 0 3 29 102135 South Division GP W LOLSL Pts GF GA Gwinnett 37 24 12 1 0 49 106 89 Greenville 38 21 14 2 1 45 124122 Florida 35 15 13 3 4 37 124133 SCarolina 38 16 18 1 3 36 103109 Orlando 36 15 17 2 2 34 99113 WESTERN CONFERENCE Mountain Division GP W LOLSL Pts GF GA Alaska 37 28 8 0 1 57 125 89 Idaho 34 22 7 1 4 49 137 94 Colorado 36 17 16 1 2 37 126121 Utah 33 14 14 2 3 33 108126 Pacific Division GP W LOLSL Pts GF GA Ontario 35 24 9 1 1 50 135 97 Stockton 37 19 11 4 3 45 126117 Vegas 34 15 15 1 3 34 89 98 San Fran 35 13 17 1 4 31 101134 Bakersfld 36 8 25 1 2 19 86146 NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Sunday's Games South Carolina 3, Florida 2 Elmira 4, Trenton 3 Reading 3, Wheeling 1 Fort Wayne 3, Orlando 2 Kalamazoo 2, Toledo 1, SO Utah 4, Las Vegas 0 Evansville 4, Cincinnati 1 Alaska 2, Ontario 1 Monday's Games No games scheduled Tuesday's Games No games scheduled Wednesday's Games Reading at Kalamazoo, 7 p.m. Toledo at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Orlando at Cincinnati, 7:35 p.m. Fort Wayne at Evansville, 8:15 p.m. Stockton at Colorado, 9:05 p.m. Ontario at Alaska, 11:15 p.m.

Transactions BASEBALL National League LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Agreed to terms with 2B Alfredo Amezaga on a minor league contract. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CHICAGO BULLS—Signed G Daequan Cook. CLEVELAND CAVALIERS—Waived F Samardo Samuels. HOUSTON ROCKETS—Suspended F Royce White.


SPORTS BRIEFS • Adams Central-Garrett game decided in overtime GARRETT — Adams Central’s 55-47 boys basketball win over Garrett was decided in overtime Saturday night. A report on the game in Saturday’s edition mistakenly said the game ended in regulation. The teams were tied 46-46 at the end of the fourth quarter, and Adams Central outscored Garrett 9-1 in the overtime period for the Allen County Athletic Conference win. The Star regrets the error.

Loss with backup quarterback cements future for Ponder MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Christian Ponder’s future as the Minnesota Vikings starting quarterback may have been sewn up without him even throwing a pass. Ponder was a late scratch for the divisional playoff game against Green Bay on Saturday night, leaving the Vikings offense in the hands of backup Joe Webb, an intriguing athlete that many impatient fans were clamoring for earlier in the season when Ponder was struggling. In his first extended action of the season, Webb delivered a dreadful performance in a 24-10 loss at Lambeau Field that ended Minnesota’s surprising season. He completed just 11 of 30 passes for 180 yards, one touchdown and one interception while Ponder watched from the sideline as a late scratch because of a bruised triceps muscle in his throwing arm. “It was tough,” Ponder said after the game. “Obviously, the whole team has been through a lot and for us to get our first playoff experience and everything it was tough. But we’ve just got to look forward to next year and hopefully we’re going to have more opportunities to do it. I’ve just got to work my butt off to get back here.” It seems more certain than ever that Ponder will be the guy again when next year rolls around, which wasn’t always the case in a rocky first full season as the man. Ponder started out strong during the team’s 5-2 start, but struggled mightily during a stretch of four losses in five games that threatened to waste star running back Adrian Peterson’s remarkable comeback season. The fans started to turn on him, booing him at the Metrodome and flooding talk radio shows with calls for the supremely athletic Webb to get a shot. But with their playoff hopes hanging by a thread, Ponder finally started to respond. He completed nearly 71 percent of his throws in a win at St. Louis on Dec. 16, avoided the big mistakes in a win at Houston the following week and came up with his best game as a pro in the biggest game of the season — 234 yards and three touchdowns in a win over Green Bay that go the Vikings into the playoffs.

High winds in Hawaii halt PGA Tour opener again KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Another attempt to start the PGA Tour season was blown away Sunday. Just more than an hour into the opening round of the Tournament of Champions, play was suspended when more 40 mph gusts came roaring down the Plantation Course at Kapalua and left officials no choice but to wipe out yet another round. Rickie Fowler will hit the opening tee shot of the 2013 season today — for the third time this week. Andy Pazder, the tour’s chief of operations, said earlier Sunday that the decisions not to play “were not hard” because the wind was severe. The evidence from one hour of golf was overwhelming. Matt Kuchar’s golf ball blew off the tee twice before he could even hit his first tee shot. Charlie Beljan played six shots before he reached his first green. Ben Curtis had birdie putts on the first two holes and played them in 5-over par. The winners-only tournament was supposed to begin Friday, but the round was scrapped by high wind after no one had played more than eight holes. It tried to start Sunday — the day most golf tournaments end — and it was clear early on there would be trouble. And they will try again — 36 holes today, when the forecast is for less wind, followed by an 18-hole finish on Tuesday. That puts a crimp on the next tournament, the Sony Open in Honolulu, which starts on Thursday.

Westbrook, Durant spark Thunder to win at Toronto TORONTO (AP) — Russell Westbrook scored 23 points, Kevin Durant had 22 and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Toronto Raptors 104-92 on Sunday. Serge Ibaka had 19 points and eight rebounds and Kevin Martin scored 16 as the Thunder enjoyed a winning start to a stretch that sees them play 11 of 13 on the road. Oklahoma City came in having played an NBA-low 12 road games this season and improved to 9-4 as visitors. Nick Collison had 10 points and eight rebounds to help the Thunder wim for the fifth time in eight games since their season-long 12-game winning streak. Alan Anderson scored 17 of his careerhigh 27 points in the second quarter and Amir Johnson had 19 for the Raptors, who lost their second straight after winning eight of nine. DeMar DeRozan scored 11 points but made just four of 16 field goal attempts, and Kyle Lowry scored 10 for the Raptors.







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Influenza season upon us rom Angola to Evansville, influenza is hitting Hoosiers hard, at least much more so than last year. And as such, we urge you to take measures to prevent getting the flu and from spreading it and other cold weather ailments to others. Based on news reports, more Hoosiers are suffering from fevers, body aches and coughs from the flu this winter. And more of them are seeking medical attention since the H1N1 pandemic of 2009. People are going to hospital emergency rooms and urgent care facilities to seek relief from the more severe symptoms. “We are now Evidence of this can be seen in local seeing a serious hospitals modifying their visitation rules Influenza A in order to limit the outbreak in the amount of flu being brought in to their facilities to visit community.” patients. For the week ending Dec. 22, the Dr. Greg Chupp Centers for Disease Urgent Care of Control and PrevenCameron Hospital tion described flu activity as “widespread” in Indiana, Michigan and many other states. “We are now seeing a serious Influenza A outbreak in the community. At the same time there are many non-flu upper respiratory infections (colds). Both of these are viral illnesses and require rest, fluids, etc.,” said Dr. Greg Chupp, medical director of Urgent Care of Cameron Hospital, Angola. “Antibiotics are of no value, and in fact are harmful for both the colds and flu. Tamiflu or other antivirals offer a very slight improvement, only if taken the first day, and are not necessary in otherwise healthy individuals.” According to health officials in St. Joesph County, the flu this year is more of a typical season. It seems much worse when compared to last year because it was a light flu season. That’s because of the mild weather. Last year was “almost nonexistent,” Dr. Thomas Felger, health officer with the St. Joseph County Health Department, told the South Bend Tribune. This was because of the mild temperatures last year. Cases of the flu started appearing in Indiana in October, which is earlier than usual, then the season started to come into full swing in December. It is possible that the flu season might be in its peak, but health officials say that won’t be known until March or April when the season concludes. Until then, people still can offer themselves some protection by getting a flu shot. They are still available from medical facilities and local pharmacies. They are particularly recommended for the elderly, chronically ill and very young, health officials say. Beyond that, Chupp offers these suggestions: • stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick; • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing; and, • wash your hands often with soap and water especially after you cough or sneeze. By all means, take the time to go out and get a flu shot. Compared to the pain and suffering you might go through with the flu, and the fact that you will not be exposing others to the ailment, it is worth the price.

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Letters to The Editor • Kendallville resident seeks online support for White House petition To the editor: I wanted to let you know about a new petition I created on “We the People” a new feature on, and ask for your support. Will you add your name to mine? If this petition gets 25,000 signatures by Jan. 23, 2013, the White House will review it and respond! “We the People” allows anyone to create and sign petitions asking the Obama administration to take action on a range of issues. If a petition gets enough

support, the Obama administration will issue an official response. You can view and sign the petition here: /make-dod-list-va-all-units-camps-and-tacsites-agent-orange-blue-and-white-wereused-defoliaterok/C56bq8T4? medium=shorturl&utm_campaign=shorturl Here’s some more information about this petition: MAKE DOD LIST to VA ALL UNITS, CAMPS and TAC SITES Agent ORANGE, BLUE and WHITE were used

to defoliate in ROK 1960-75 Agents Orange, Blue and White contain Dioxins and were used to defoliate DOD areas (air bases, camps, depots, mountain / hill tac sites, and DMZ) in the Republic of Korea in the 1960’s and 1970’s, by DOD and ROK personnel. Very incomplete location lists have been provided to the VA by DOD for benefit determinations for vets. This needs to be done to clear up the thousands of OPEN / denied cases ASAP! Thank you. Dennis McHenney Kendallville

El futuro habla espanol (The future speaks Spanish) WASHINGTON — The new year has begun with an avalanche of Republican retrospectives: What went wrong? What must the GOP do? In attempting to navigate my own thoughts, I keep bumping into advice my father gave me a long time ago: “Learn Spanish. You will need it to survive in the world you will inherit.” Living in Florida then, the trends were becoming obvious. They were literally in our neighborhood, where in 1960 a recently arrived Cuban family moved in a few doors down. Having just escaped Castro’s Cuba with only a few coins sewn in the hems of the mother’s and daughters’ dresses, this family of six spoke little English. We became close friends and eventually, as much out of fascination and affection as pragmatism, I did learn their language — and they mine. My father’s advice was prescient, if somewhat exaggerated. I haven’t needed Spanish to survive, though being bilingual has helped. A lot. As I often tell college audiences, I was hired for my first job not because I had a journalism degree (I didn’t) but because I spoke Spanish. What was clear to my father even then is that our hemisphere could not long be segregated by language. Nor, apparently, can we be kept apart by borders, no matter how many fences we build or drones we deploy. Meanwhile, and not incidentally, our new, 113th U.S. Congress has welcomed 31 Hispanic members. Three are in the Senate, including GOP superstar Marco Rubio of Florida and Republican Ted Cruz of Texas, as well as Democrat Robert Menendez of New Jersey. All are Cuban-American. Of the 28 Latinos in the House of Representatives, all but five are Democrats. Why so few Republicans? Therein lurks the relevant question for the GOP and perhaps the most important answer to the puzzle: Learn Spanish. I offer my father’s imperative not literally but as metaphor. When even some of the

Latino candidates don’t speak their forebears’ tongue, one needn’t feign fluency. Though endearing at times, nothing sounds more ridiculous — or inauthentic — than a politician pandering with a faux accent or foreign phrase. (Think Barack Obama droppin’ his g’s in the South, or Hillary Clinton’s rendering of James Cleveland’s freedom hymn at the 42nd anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” in Selma, KATHLEEN Ala.) PARKER May I just say, oy? Metaphorically, learning Spanish means learning people. Knowing them as human beings, not as statistics on a game board. Recognizing their humanity and finding new ways to talk about immigration that don’t alienate entire swaths of the population. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said it best shortly after the November election: “If we want people to like us, we have to like them first.” Jindal, an Indian-American, should know. The unlikeliest of good ol’ boy governors, he has managed to transcend race and ethnicity in his home state to become incoming chair of the Republican Governors Association. Anti-Latino rhetoric is especially unwelcome in post-Katrina New Orleans, where most will admit that the growing Latino population rebuilt the city. Instead, dinner conversation during a recent visit with local leaders centered around the state’s evolving cuisine, which is becoming a Cajun-Latino hybrid. Upon waves of immigrants are new palates born. And, potentially, storm-tossed political parties. The GOP was always a natural home for Latinos, who tend to be conservative and Catholic, though decreasingly so. Fewer than 60 percent of second-generation Latinos are Catholic, according to the Pew Research

As I often tell college audiences, I was hired for my first job not because I had a journalism degree (I didn’t) but because I spoke Spanish.

• Center. Even so, the Republican narrative of hard work, entrepreneurship and personal responsibility would seem to appeal to recent immigrants who are attracted by those very opportunities. Why aren’t Hispanics hearing the GOP call? Because this aspirational language is drowned out by the rhetoric of rejection. You don’t need a dictionary to translate the following: Last June, Obama, who won 71 percent of the Hispanic vote, announced reprieves from deportation for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were here illegally, while Mitt Romney promised to end the reprieves if elected. Whatever the legitimate arguments on either side, one shows heart and the other doesn’t. Recognizing this deficit of spirit, rising non-white Republican stars are beginning to form a constellation of “opportunity conservatism,” to borrow Cruz’s term. The ideas aren’t lacking, they say, but the messaging has been disastrous. Whether these new ways of communication ultimately can change the complexion of the GOP remains to be seen, but the future is clear enough: Lose the Hispanic vote, and you lose. And the message to Republicans, if they want to survive, should be obvious. KATHLEEN PARKER is a syndicated columnist with Tribune Media Services. She can be reached at

What Others Say • Elected leaders owe us openness in new year Too often in the region, local government is driven by blind loyalties to party platforms — void of well-explained analysis by our political leaders regarding the reasoning behind their decisions. Outgoing Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels saw this on a state and nationwide basis within his own party. Preparing to step down from the governor’s chair after a two-term reign, Daniels recently admonished his party to become more relevant to voters — not to change the things they genuinely support but to better explain why they support those ideals, issues or platforms. Heading into 2013, the region’s overwhelming Democratic leadership would do

well to adopt its own version of Daniels’ call to action. With the major challenges and changes facing our region in the new year, it is more important than ever for political leaders to avoid back-room political deals and use public forums to discuss all public business. How often in Northwest Indiana — particularly Lake County — have we witnessed votes on important issues that have been preordained with political winks and nods outside of public forums? How often are votes on important policy issues swayed by the direction of the party line rather than true conscience? How often do our elected leaders make true attempts at communicating the reasoning behind their decisions to the public, and how often do we the voters truly hold them

accountable? Consider the issue of a possible local Lake County income tax heading into the new year. The same issue has been carried over into the past few years with no action and little explanation or accountability. It seems clear we need both the cutting of the county’s long, wasteful ways and a new, sensible revenue source to overcome looming fiscal challenges. But it’s easier for some of our elected leaders — and certainly more expedient to their reelection campaigns — to just say no to the concept of a local income tax. They offer little reasoning. What seems clear is that the desire to end government waste is not behind their decision. They are largely the leaders who helped get the

county into the fiscal mess it now faces. So if our leaders oppose an income tax, isn’t it incumbent on them to explain why and offer alternatives? In the new year, it would be nice for some of our leaders to sponsor more public forums — such as town hall-style meetings — to explain themselves on these issues, solicit input from the electorate and shoulder some accountability. And it would be equally important for the public — disgruntled or otherwise — to participate in such a process or to speak during public comment sections of local government meetings. Our politicians owe this openness to us — and we owe it to ourselves to remain engaged in the process. The Times, Munster


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Palestinians proclaim new name for state RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Palestinian president has ordered his government to officially change the name of the Palestinian Authority to â&#x20AC;&#x153;State of Palestine.â&#x20AC;? The move follows the November decision by the United Nations to upgrade the Palestiniansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; status to that of a â&#x20AC;&#x153;non-member observer state.â&#x20AC;? President Mahmoud Abbas said Sunday that all official Palestinian stamps, stationery and documents will now bear the new name. A statement from his office said the move was aimed at enhancing Palestinian â&#x20AC;&#x153;sovereignty on the groundâ&#x20AC;? and was a step on the way to â&#x20AC;&#x153;real independence.â&#x20AC;? Israel still controls most of the West Bank. Israel objected to the Palestinian statehood bid at the U.N., calling it a unilateral step aimed at bypassing direct peace negotiations.

People â&#x20AC;˘ Michael J. Fox returns to NBC with new series PASADENA, Calif. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; On his upcoming NBC comedy, Michael J. Fox will play a newscaster who had quit his job due to Parkinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Disease but returns to work in the showâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first Fox episode because a new medical regimen has helped him control many of the diseaseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s symptoms. It mirrors the life of the former â&#x20AC;&#x153;Family Tiesâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spin Cityâ&#x20AC;? star, who said last year that drugs have helped minimize the physical tics of Parkinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and have enabled him to take on more acting jobs. The yet-to-be-named sitcom is a key piece of NBCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strategy to build upon a revival that has brought the network back from many years in the ratings wilderness. Though itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not definite, NBC is penciling Foxâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comedy in for September on its low-rated Thursday schedule. The long-running Thursday comedy â&#x20AC;&#x153;30 Rockâ&#x20AC;? ends its run on Jan. 31, and â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Officeâ&#x20AC;? will exit after a special one-hour episode this spring.


Newtown, residents, school deluged with gifts NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Chris Kelsey is the tax assessor in Newtown, but for the better part of three weeks, his job has been setting up and organizing a warehouse to hold the toys, school supplies and other gifts donated in the wake of the massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary school. Despite the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pleas to stop sending gifts, Kelsey said trucks have been arriving daily with tokens of support from across the world, some for the families of those killed, others for the children of Sandy Hook, still others for the town. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s normal business is still on pause,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have a couple of people still doing assessorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s business, and then if they can, open mail a couple hours too. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all kind of doing what we can to get this done.â&#x20AC;? A task force has been set up to coordinate the more than 800 volunteers who have been working to sort the gifts, open mail and answer the thousands of emails and phone calls offering assistance. The volunteers have begun making a dent in the pile of tens of thousands of teddy bears that stretched to the warehouse ceiling. By last week, they had sorted


Piles of donated stuffed animals await sorting in a warehouse in Newtown, Conn. Tens of thousands of items have been sent to the town in the wake of the

30,000 of them into small, medium and large sizes, catalogued them and put them in boxes. They are also separating and boxing piles of crayons, pencils, books and much more. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a ton of stuff, and we have an operation just as big for mail as well,â&#x20AC;? Kelsey said. There are also 26 large moving boxes in the warehouse, each labeled

Dec. 14 massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, forcing officials to set up an infrastructure to deal with the donations.

with a victimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name. When a gift comes in specifically addressed to those families, it goes in those boxes. The families have been coming in periodically to empty them. A toy giveaway was held for all Newtown children before Christmas and some of the remaining toys and stuffed animals have been taken to childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hospitals. The rest will be stored until

the town decides where they should go, Kelsey said. He said letters have been sent to each of the victimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s families asking for their input. His cellphone is filled with emails from charities across the country. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everybody has a hand out,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just beginning that process now. The charities suggested by the families will get the top priority.â&#x20AC;?

The work organizing the warehouse is being done by volunteers from Adventist Community Services, a faith-based group that has done similar work after hurricanes and other natural disasters. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our thing is warehouses,â&#x20AC;? said the Rev. William Warcholik, a pastor from Rhode Island. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our specialty is collecting, organizing and distributing donated goods.â&#x20AC;? The group was paired with Kelsey after contacting the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s volunteer task force. Kevin and Robin Fitzgerald started the group last year to organize neighborhood cleanups following two storms that brought down trees all over town. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We referred to it as friends with chain saws,â&#x20AC;? Robin Fitzgerald said. Immediately after the school massacre, which left 26 people dead, people started calling the Fitzgeralds looking for a way to help in the grief-stricken town. Local churches and businesses began getting similar calls. After meeting with town officials, the Red Cross and other stakeholders, the Fitzgeralds were put in charge of coordinating the volunteer effort.

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Pakistan, India trade accusations ISLAMABAD (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Pakistan and India traded accusations Sunday of violating the cease-fire in the disputed northern region of Kashmir, with Islamabad saying that India staged a rare raid across the line dividing the two sidesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; forces and killed one of its soldiers. India said its troops had fired into Pakistan to retaliate for shelling that destroyed a home. The accusation of a border crossing resulting in military deaths is unusual in Kashmir, where a ceasefire has held between these two wary rivals for a decade.


Nixonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s centennial birthday Tricia Nixon Cox, daughter of the 37th U.S. President Richard M. Nixon greets U.S. Marine Corps Major General Melvin Spiese after a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Richard Nixon at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, Calif., Sunday.

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The suspect in the Colorado movie theater killings returns to court this week for a hearing that might be the closest thing to a trial the victims and their families will get to see. James Holmes, a former neuroscience graduate student, is charged with killing 12 people and injuring 70 by opening fire in a darkened theater in the Denver suburb of Aurora last July. At a weeklong preliminary hearing starting Monday, prosecutors will outline their case against Holmes, the first official public disclosure of their evidence. The judge will then determine whether to send the case to trial. Legal analysts say that evidence appears to be so strong that Holmes may well accept a plea agreement before trial. In such cases, the preliminary hearing can set the stage for

a deal by letting each side assess the otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strengths and weaknesses, said Laurie Levenson, a former federal prosecutor and now a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. Preliminary hearings â&#x20AC;&#x153;are often the first step to resolving the case, a minitrial so both sides can see the writing on the wall,â&#x20AC;? Levenson said. Judges rarely throw out a case at this stage because prosecutors must only meet a â&#x20AC;&#x153;probable causeâ&#x20AC;? standard â&#x20AC;&#x201D; much lower than the â&#x20AC;&#x153;beyond a reasonable doubtâ&#x20AC;? standard for a guilty verdict at trial, said Mimi Wesson, a professor of law at the University of Colorado Law School. Holmes, who faces more than 160 counts including first-degree murder and attempted murder, could have waived his right to a preliminary hearing, allowing lawyers on both sides to prepare for trial. But defense lawyers

sometimes go through with the hearing because it gives them a clearer picture of prosecution evidence. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In this case, I think it likely that the genuine purpose of the hearing would be informationgathering by the defense,â&#x20AC;? Wesson said. Court officials expect many survivors and family members of the dead to attend the preliminary hearing, along with scores of spectators and reporters. At least two overflow rooms are being prepared where the hearing can be observed by video and audio feeds. District Judge William B. Sylvester has imposed a gag order on attorneys and investigators, and many court documents have been filed under seal, so little is known about Holmesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; path from promising graduate student to suspect in a mass murder. The few details that have been made public suggest a disturbing descent.

NBC defends programming American family PASADENA, Calif. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; NBC executives said Sunday they are conscious about the amount of violence they air in the wake of real-life tragedies like the Connecticut school shooting, but have made no changes in what has gone on the air or what is planned. NBC isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a â&#x20AC;&#x153;shoot-â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;emupâ&#x20AC;? network, said network entertainment President Jennifer Salke. The level of violence on television, in movies and video games has been looked at as a contributing factor â&#x20AC;&#x201D; along with the availability of guns and a lack of mental health services â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in incidents such as the Dec. 14 attack in a Newtown, Conn., school where 20 first-graders and six educators were killed. Like many in Hollywood, NBC questioned a link between what is put on the air and what is happening in society. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It weighs on all of us,â&#x20AC;? said NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most of the people at this

network have children and really care about the shows that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re putting out there. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always something thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been on our mind but this brought it to the forefront.â&#x20AC;? NBC hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t needed to take any tangible steps like minimizing violence in its programming or deemphasizing guns, Salke said, because NBC didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have much violence on the air. It might be different â&#x20AC;&#x153;if we were the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;shoot-â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;em-upâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; network, she said. She didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t name such a network, but said violence might be an issue on a network that airs many crime procedural shows. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a staple of CBSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; lineup. Greenblatt, who was head of Showtime when the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dexterâ&#x20AC;? series about a serial killer was developed, said CBSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Criminal Mindsâ&#x20AC;? is â&#x20AC;&#x153;worse than â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Dexterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ever was.â&#x20AC;? Within an hour after both executives spoke, NBC showed reporters at a news conference highlights of its show â&#x20AC;&#x153;Revolutionâ&#x20AC;? that included a swordfight, a

standoff between two men with guns, a bloodied man, a building blown up with a flying body and a gunfight. Later clips of the upcoming series â&#x20AC;&#x153;Deceptionâ&#x20AC;? featured several shots of a bloodied, dead body. NBC also is developing a drama, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hannibal,â&#x20AC;? based on one of fictionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most indelible serial killers, Hannibal Lecter. An airtime for the show hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been scheduled, but it could come this spring or summer. Salke said there is more violence in Foxâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s upcoming drama â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Following,â&#x20AC;? also about a serial killer, than there will be in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hannibal.â&#x20AC;? Much of the violence in the upcoming NBC show, created by former â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heroesâ&#x20AC;? producer Bryan Fuller, is implied and not gratuitous. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We respect the talent and like what he is doing, so we are standing behind him,â&#x20AC;? Salke said. She said thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a spate of programs about creepy killers because theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been such indelible characters.


builds memorial orphanage in Haiti PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; An American family who lost their daughter in a massive earthquake in Haiti three years ago has finished building an orphanage in her memory. The parents of Britney Gengel, Leonard and Cherylann, led about 150 family and friends, including U.S. Rep. James P. McGovern, D-Worcester, in a solemn ceremony Saturday at the Be Like Brit orphanage in the coastal town of Grand Goave. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a beautiful ceremony and had a great dedication,â&#x20AC;? said Leonard Gengel, 52, of Rutland, Massachusetts. The brick-and-mortar homage cost about $1.8 million to build, all raised through donations. The 19,000-square-foot (nearly

1,800-square-meter) facility has seismically resistant walls and a medical clinic. Built in the shape of a letter â&#x20AC;&#x153;B,â&#x20AC;? the orphanage will house 33 boys and 33 girls, representing the number of days Britneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s body lay under the rubble. Gengel was a 19-year-old sophomore at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, who had gone to Haiti to hand out meals for a Christian charity. She died when the hotel where she was staying, the Montana, collapsed. On Saturday, Haiti will mark the 3rd anniversary of the earthquake that officials say killed more than 300,000 people and displaced more than a million others. The disaster is regarded as one of the worst natural disasters in modern history.



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Annoying tics may be controlled with training injury or certain drugs, such as stimulants. Many kids with tics lose them by the time they are young adults. Hopefully, that will be true of your son. People with tic disorders describe an urge building up inside them before the tic appears, ASK followed by a of DOCTOR K. feeling relief after the tic is over. making Dr. Anthony After an effort to Komaroff suppress a tic, the person usually has a burst of tics to relieve a buildup of the inner sensation. When both motor and vocal tics are present and last for more than one year, the disorder is named Tourette’s

syndrome. Fatigue, anxiety and stress often make symptoms worse. If a stimulant medication is causing your son’s tic, it might be worth stopping it, or substituting another stimulant drug in its place. Mild tics do not require treatment unless they are socially embarrassing or interfere with your child’s life. I do not believe that tics have psychological causes, but I do believe they can have psychological effects. I remember vividly a plane trip I once took to Seattle. Every few minutes, the woman sitting next to me would jerk her head and cry out “Eeeahhhh.” I realized she probably had Tourette’s syndrome and couldn’t control it, but I was annoyed: It was going to be hard to concentrate on my reading. She must have seen my expression because she said: “I’m so sorry, sir, but I have a medical condition that causes







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DEAR DOCTOR K: My son jerks his neck constantly. Why does he have this tic? Is it dangerous? What can we do about it? DEAR READER: Tics are upsetting — both to the person who has them and to the people who see them. We like to feel in control of our world. A sudden, uncontrollable, rapid repetitive movement (called a motor tic) says we’re not in control. Since your neck moves only when you want it to, it’s disturbing to see your son doing something you know you could control. You can, but he can’t. Neck jerking is a common tic. Other kinds of tics include sudden, uncontrollable sounds or vocalizations (vocal tics), eye blinking, sniffing and throat clearing. Tics are thought to be inherited neurological disorders that affect the body’s motor system. They also can be caused by head

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this. I wish I could control it, but I can’t. And I’ve got to get to my sister in Seattle.” I will never forget the expression of shame on her face. If your son is disturbed by his tics, psychological counseling and behavior training can be effective. For example, a child may be taught to recognize that a tic is beginning and perform another movement that is incompatible with the tic. Some people have severe tics that cause them to hurt themselves, by hitting or biting, for instance. Severe tics can be treated with medications that affect certain chemical messengers in the nervous system. A number of other medications, including injections of botulinum toxin (Botox and others), also may be effective. DR. KOMAROFF is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. His website is

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Team searches for buried Rebounding from Sandy fighter planes in Myanmar Fishing industry hopes better days are ahead MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) — While Superstorm Sandy did highly visible damage to homes, boardwalks and roads, it also walloped the Northeastern fishing industry, whose workers are hoping for a small piece of any future disaster assistance that Congress might approve. The storm did millions of dollars’ worth of damage to docks, fish processing plants and restaurants. But it also caused millions more in lost wages to boat employees who couldn’t work for two to three weeks, to truck drivers who had nothing to transport, and to other assorted industries that service commercial fishing. The $9.7 billion measure to fund the National Flood Insurance program, passed by Congress on Friday, did not include anything for the fishing industry; a bill the Senate passed in December would have allocated $150 million for that purpose. Some of the worst damage to fisheries in the region occurred at the Belford Seafood Cooperative on the Raritan Bay shoreline in Middletown, where the pounding waves destroyed a 75-foot-long dock, gutted a popular restaurant, and ripped away all five garage doors and parts of the exterior of office and storage buildings. The co-op’s manager, Joe Branin, estimates the

Dozens of British Spitfires hidden at end of WWII YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A search team led by a British aviation enthusiast arrived in Myanmar on Sunday to begin a dig they hope will unearth dozens of rare British Spitfire fighter planes said to have been buried in the Southeast Asian country at the end of World War II. The 21-member team led by farmer and businessman David Cundall will start excavations soon near the airport in the main city, Yangon. Cundall said the aircraft were buried in wooden crates around 30 feet under the ground and the project would take about four to six weeks to complete. “We are expecting them to be in first-class condition,” Cundall said shortly after arriving at the international airport in Yangon. The Spitfire remains Britain’s most famous combat aircraft. Its reputation was cemented during the Battle of Britain when the fast-moving single-seater



A restored 1944 Vickers-Supermarine MkIX Spitfire aircraft at RAF Thruxton air base, in southern England, in this file photo. A team of British excavators are heading to the Myanmar city of Yangon on Saturday to find a nearly forgotten stash of British fighter planes thought to be carefully buried beneath the former capital's airfield.

aircraft helped beat back waves of German bombers. Britain built a total of about 20,000 Spitfires, although the dawn of the jet age at the end of World War II meant that the propellerdriven planes quickly became obsolete. The planes believed to be in Myanmar were buried by American engineers as the war drew to a close. Searchers hope they are in pristine condition, but Andy Brockman, a freelance archaeologist who is part of the search team, said it was possible all they might find

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is a mass of corroded metal and rusty aircraft parts. Nevertheless, he said, “I’m very confident that we’ll have answers to the story of what happened … in 1945.” The venture is being backed by the Belarusian videogame company, which is best known for its multiplayer titles including “World of Warplanes” and “World of Tanks.” The search team says 36 Spitfires are believed to be buried near Yangon airport, while another 18 are in Myitkyina in northern Kachin state and six more are buried in Meikthila in central Myanmar.

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waiting to get back out on damage at close to $1 the water. million. “We went “We were just twiddling Everybody wants to three weeks before we our thumbs, waiting to make a living, and were able to get back out on the for a while, pack a fish,” we couldn’t.” said Branin, In whose water.” Hampton business was Bays, N.Y., still without Doug electricity in Bob Brewster Oakland midFishing boat owner estimated two December. marinas he “We lost owns suffered almost all our between equipment. It $800,000 and was three weeks before anybody could $1 million in damage. He estimates about a dozen do anything.” other marinas in the eastern The restaurant, where Long Island community diners could eat scallops were similarly affected. and fillets literally right off “The marinas got beat up the boat, had provided pretty hard. There’s a 75$5,000 to $8,000 a week in foot section of our pier revenue that is now gone. that’s just gone,” he said. The co-op supported 50 Though most of the families who either work individual boats up and directly for it or in down the East Coast supporting roles. Many of escaped damage, they were those workers simply did forced to stay at the dock without a paycheck for because of a combination of weeks afterward. The problems. situation was the same at That included damage to New Jersey’s Viking Village port on Long Beach Island’s their home ports; torn-up Barnegat Light, where boats roads that forced street closures and kept workers, were idled after the storm. “We couldn’t get to work truck drivers, and customers from reaching the docks; the for two weeks because the disruption to normal fishing infrastructure was all torn up here,” said Bob Brewster, patterns after the storm that who owns three of the port’s saw many profitable species chased away until the 45 fishing boats and following year; and even estimates he lost between $10,000 and $20,000 in lost difficulty in getting in and out of ports because of new catch. “We were just sand bars. twiddling our thumbs,

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CONTRACTORS Circulation Department Contact: Christy Day

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

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





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IMMEDIATE OPENINGS! • CNC Mill Programmer/Set-Up Operators (Software experience in Part Maker or Master Cam preferred) • CNC Operators • Mig Welders • Material Handlers/Forklift Operators • Production Associates/Machine Operators

“We are an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer”

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Product Manager Experience with product development and marketing/selling/ support into national retailers.


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CONTRACTORS Circulation Department Contact: Misty Easterday

• VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE • Responsible Adult • Reliable Transportation • Available 7 days a week.

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



APARTMENT RENTAL E-mail to: crosswaitestates@

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Albion 3 BR, new carpet/paint $590/mo. + util. also Nice 2 BR duplex/garage, yard. $570/mo. Small dog ok. 260 668-5467 Angola ONE BR APTS. $425/mo., Free Heat. 260-316-5659

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Angola Quiet 2 BR Apt. Washer & Dryer inc. $539/mo. + utilities 1st Month Free (260) 665-3151

Avilla 1 & 2 BR APTS $450-$500/ per month. Call 260-897-3188 Fremont Upstairs, 2 BR. $500/mo. (260) 495-7923 or (260) 243-0272

Garrett 1 BR apt. Very nice. Water, sewage, trash pd. $395/mo. No pets. Call (260) 357-4951

Garrett Beautiful, 2-3 BR, ground-level also 2 BR upper, rent individually or both; completely remodeled. Very large, W/D, 2-car garage, basement. Great neighborhood. $475-$575.+ util. No pets. Application required. 260-704-3283



ACE BUILDERS Amish built pole barns, garages, re-roofing, roof & side old barns. Free Est. 260-625-2327 260 925-4527

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


260-854-9071 Qualified & Insured Serving You Since 1990

$25.00 TO START Payment Plans, Sat. & Eve. Appts. Avail. Call


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


HAULING Tired of old objects sitting in your yard? We will haul it away for you! We buy scrap metal, farm machinery, & much more! Give us a call at: (260) 333-6342

STILL Searching? Look in the Northeast Indiana Real Estate Guide

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HOMES FOR SALE Contractor Lender-Certified for Home Improvement Loans for Existing or new home purchases! You may NEVER find a cheaper way for all of your exterior and interior improvement needs with no equity. All credit considered! Low rates!! Affordable Construction and Exteriors FW, IN 260-693-7072. BBB. Accredited A. Some restrictions may apply. (A)

Auburn 1 large BR house off street parking, no pets. 260 925-2046 Rome City Lakefront w/large lot. 2 BR, 1 BA. All kitchen appliances included. Fireplace, gas heat & water. $795/mo. (260) 235-0705


USDA 100% GOVERNMENT LOANS!!-- Not just for 1st time buyers! All credit considered! Low rates! Buy any home anywhere for sale by owner or realtor. Academy Mortgage Corporation, 11119 Lima Road, Fort Wayne, In 46818. Call Nick at 260-494-1111. NLMS146802. Some restrictions may apply. Equal Housing Lender (A)

LaOtto/Wolcottville 2 & 3 BR from $110/wk. free water, sewer, trash 574-202-2181

STORAGE “AN ALL ACCESSIBLE STORAGE PLACE” Large Units Available Upon Request. 24-Hour Access. Starting @ $20-$25. 5 x 10, 10 x 10, 10 x 20, 10 x 24. CALL ANYTIME! 668-0042


Kendallville 129B S. Main 2,000 sq. ft. 2 BR, $550/mo. $600 deposit plus utilities and lease. (260) 318-2202



3 Cemetery plots in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Ft. Wayne. Discounted price. 260 927-9043

Sharpening knives, scissors, styling shears & clipper blades. Drop off and pick up in Auburn by appointment. On-site service is available for commercial customers. Call Looking Sharp, Inc. 260-414-9023

Frigidaire Dishwasher Black Front Panel $75.00 Call 260-444-7834

NATIONAL METAL BROKERAGE Buying scrap metal: Copper, brass, cans, iron, aluminum, & more! 1209 W North St. Kendallville, IN Open Tues-Sat. 8 - 5 Closed Sun. & Mon. (260) 242-3025

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Medline Quad Cane only used for short time. $20.00. (260) 927-1798

USED TIRES Cash for Junk Cars! 701 Krueger St., Kʼville. 260-318-5555

Men Boys Scout Shirt Size large, $20.00 (260) 351-4423

ATTENTION: Paying up to $530 for scrap cars. Call me 318-2571

IVANʼS TOWING Junk Auto Buyer

up to $1000.00

Brand NEW in plastic! QUEEN PILLOWTOP MATTRESS SET Can deliver, $125. (260) 493-0805

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


Panasonic KX-TG6583T DECT 6.0 wireless telephone system: base w/speakerphone, 3 handsets (each w/charger), w/Bluetooth link. $50.00. (260) 908-4440

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 Dollars For Junk Cars, Trucks & Vans. Call Jack @ 260-466-8689

Petmate Sky Kennel for dogs, medium size older model. $20.00. Call (260) 927-1798 Rechargeable Sears Bionaire Stick Vacuum & Bionaire Floor Steamer. Hardly used. Both units $50.00. (260) 347-1627 Thundershirt for Dog Anxiety. Rugby pink, size small. Like new! New $45.00; asking $25.00. (260) 927-1798


LaGrange Co. 500 GUN, KNIFE & OUTDOORSMAN SHOW Friday, Jan. 11 3pm-8pm Saturday, Jan. 12 9am-5pm At the "MEC" 7605 N St Rd 9, Howe For more info call 260-624-5996 GUN SHOW!! LaPorte, IN - January 12th & 13th, LaPorte County Fairgrounds, 2581 W. St. Rd. 2, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-3 For information call 765-993-8942 Buy! Sell! Trade!

FREE: To good home 8-9 month old Mountain Cur, brindle colored. Shots up-to-date & neutered. Call 260 908-1534

Toro Electric Start Snow Blower. $135.00 FIRM 260 665-9660

Canister Light Colors & Lens. 6 pcs. Good cond. $20.00 obo. (260) 318-3627 Chandelier: 5 lights with white globes & maple finish. Works well, looks good. $20.00 obo. (260) 318-3627

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1977 Ironhead Sporster 1,000 CC bored & stroked. Asking $3,000. 260-599-4327

Boy Scout Shirt Boys youth medium, $20.00. (260) 351-4423

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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.



WANTED TO BUY Antique glass globes from old street lamps. Also, old posters from Cold Springs Resort 1970 & earlier. 260 414-9414

Free Piano Needs work. You haul. Call (260) 573-9420


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

MERCHANDISE MilMar Post Buildings. Agriculture buildings, Commercial and Warehouses, detached Garages. BBB Accredited Member. You will be impressed with our quality and price! 260-438-8357 or milmarpost








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

DeLonghi Indoor Electric Grill. Used twice, non-stick, works great! New $70; sell for $40.00. (260) 927-1798 FreeStyle Freedom Lite Blood Glucose Monitoring System, still in box. $5.00. (260) 927-1798 HP 78 Tri-color printer ink cartridge & HP 45 ink cartridge. Used & resealed, standard size. Both for $30.00. (260) 351-3435 LexMark 2300 series all-in-one printer/scanner. Includes manual & set-up disc. $50.00. (260) 564-4139

Tires. 4 - 225R/75/15” Little tread left. Make good spares. $20.00 for all. (260) 318-3627 Womanʼs Genuine Leather 3/4 length black coat. Excellent cond. $25.00 cash only (260) 357-3753

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


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The News Sun – January 7, 2013  

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

The News Sun – January 7, 2013  

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