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THURSDAY November 14, 2013

All Saints Day

Guest Column

St. Mary students learn about saints

Big Numbers

The Strand vital part of life in Kendallville

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Boilermakers hit triple digits in win

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Weather Sunny, high 47. Low tonight in the lower 30s. Friday’s high in the upper 40s. Page A6 Serving Noble & LaGrange Counties

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LIGONIER — The Ligonier Police Department is working with law enforcement agencies in the South Bend to locate Clarissa Benavides. She’s 15 years old and has run away from her father’s home in South Benavides Bend. Ligonier police were notified Friday by family members that the girl may be in Ligonier. She also has friends in the South Bend area. Her mother, Leighann Kesterman, attended West Noble High School. Ligonier Det. Gary Cox has been making inquiries in the West Noble area but so far none of the leads has helped locate her. Cox drove to South Bend on Tuesday to gain additional information and look for her there. Anyone with information on Clarissa Benavides is asked to call the Ligonier Police Dept. at 894-4111.

Freed from prison in ‘Baby Alissa’ case, Topeka woman faces felony meth charges LAGRANGE — Christy T. Shaffer, a Topeka woman who served less than three months of a 10-year prison sentence for neglect involving the death of a toddler, returned to court Wednesday, this time charged with two methamphetamine-related offenses. Shaffer, 35, was arrested Tuesday just outside of Topeka after she was implicated during the Nov. 1 arrest of two men in Topeka charged with manufacturing methamphetamine. Shaffer

allegedly called one of the men on her cellphone while police were conducting their investigation. A drug test administered by authorities on Shaffer a few days later turned up positive for methamphetamine. Shaffer was then Shaffer picked up by police officers on Tuesday and charged with two class D felonies, maintaining a

common nuisance and possession of methamphetamine. Both counts carry a minimum sentence of six months in jail and a maximum of three years. Shaffer made her initial appearance on the new charges Wednesday afternoon in LaGrange County Circuit Court by video link from the county jail. Senior Judge Robert Probst of Noble County presided. Shaffer, wearing a jail jumpsuit, said little during the proceedings, answering questions “yes” or “no” in a barely audible voice. Asked if she could hire an attorney, Shaffer quietly gave her longest answer of the proceeding, telling the court she didn’t have any money. She

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stood almost motionless, with her hands crossed tightly across her chest, throughout the bulk of the 30-minute hearing. LaGrange County Judge J. Scott VanDerbeck released Shaffer from prison after she served only 77 days of the 10-year sentence he originally imposed after she was convicted of neglect of a dependent in the 2009 death of 16-month old Alissa Guernsey. Groups of people from around the nation have since shown up regularly on the LaGrange courthouse lawn to march and carry signs, protesting VanDerbeck’s decision to release Shaffer early. SEE SUSPECT, PAGE A6

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State legislator has lung cancer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A northwestern Indiana lawmaker says she’ll continue serving in the General Assembly while being treated for lung cancer. Republican state Sen. Sue Landske (LAND’-skee) of Cedar Lake said Wednesday she’ll begin treatments immediately at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and that her doctors are confident she’ll make a full recovery. The 76-year-old Landske says she’ll continue to serve as long as she’s healthy enough to do so. She represents parts of Lake, Benton and Newton counties.

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before the May 6, 2014, primary election. The courthouse also would be open for voting for the two Saturdays immediately before May 6. Early voting also would take place from noon to 7 p.m. for six days before the election, not including Sunday, and on Election Day at Bridgeway Evangelical Church, Kendallville, and the Crosswalk Church, Ligonier. Early voting also would be available from noon to 7 p.m. at

WASHINGTON (AP) — Putting a statistic on disappointment, the Obama administration revealed Wednesday that fewer than 27,000 people signed up for private health insurance last month in the 36 states relying on a problem-filled federal website. States running their own enrollment systems did better, signing up more than 79,000, for a total enrollment of over 106,000. Still, that was barely one-fifth of the nearly 500,000 people administration officials had projected would sign up the first month of Obama’s signature program, a numerical rebuke to the administration’s ability to deliver on its promise. The 106,185 people who made it all the way through to selecting a plan represent just 1.5 percent of the 7 million people the administration hopes to enroll by next year. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said things will get better, and quickly. “There is no doubt the level of interest is strong,” she said. The administration said an additional 1 million or so applicants have been found eligible for government-subsidized private coverage in new state-level insurance markets, and about half are within sight of having their plans lined up for the start of next year. An additional 396,000 have been found eligible for Medicaid, the safety-net program that is shaping up as the health care law’s early success story. The numbers landed amid a political storm on Capitol Hill. Democrats who had hoped to run for re-election next year on the success of the health care law are increasingly worried. It’s not only the website woes, but a wave of cancellation notices hitting constituents whose individual health insurance policies don’t measure up to the law’s requirements. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has scheduled an all-Democrats meeting Thursday with White House health care officials. The administration has staked its credibility on turning the website around by the end of this month. From the president on

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Rodger Howell adjusts the harnesses of his two white horses during a brief stop alongside the road in LaGrange County. Howell, along with

his dog, a border collie named Banjo, is making his way across the Indiana on his way home to Tennessee.

Horses show veteran country BY AMY OBERLIN aoberlin@kpcmedia.com

ANGOLA — In Vietnam, he was coated with Agent Orange. In Erin, Tenn., he was a police chief for 16 years. Then, Rodger Howell received a grim prognosis from his doctor — his heart is weak and may not take another serious illness or surgery. “My life expectancy is rather short,” said Howell, 62, sitting in a pie wagon purchased from an Amish man in Hudson, Mich., while his two horses rested at Papa Duck gas station on U.S. 20, just east of the LaGrange County line. His plans Wednesday were to proceed west on the highway and find a place to camp in the early afternoon. A master ferrier, Howell traveled from Tennessee to Michigan, where he visited his children and grandchildren, in a horse-drawn wagon. He is returning to Tennessee the same way. It’s a leisurely trek that has

allowed him to see more of the world than he would at 70 miles per hour, he said. “I’ve met some of the greatest people this country could supply,” Howell said. And, he said, he feels better than he has for a long time. He served in the military and was a police officer for 24 years. He said those experiences left him with a not-so-good feeling about humanity. This trip has changed things for him. Howell, who has a Facebook page, said other people have said he inspired them as well. People have followed him and posted notes wishing him safe travels. Howell plans to take S.R. 13 near Goshen on his route south. He camps where he can, and if an outlet is available, he has an electric heater to keep him warm while he sleeps in his covered wagon. The horses travel 25 to 45 miles a day, Howell said. After he returns to his home state, Howell expects to make a

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Pulled by a team of white horses, retired police chief Rodger Howell makes his way along U.S. 20 just east of LaGrange Wednesday afternoon. Howell is headed to Elkhart County, where he plans to turn south and head home to Tennessee.

trip to Florida, again, in a wagon. “That’s the only way I’m going to travel from now on,” he said.

Election board OKs vote centers BY BOB BRALEY bbraley@kpcmedia.com

ALBION — The Noble County Election Board has approved a proposal to use vote centers in Noble County’s 2014 elections. The proposal that passed the board by a 3-0 vote Tuesday is different than either of two plans previously discussed. It still must be approved by the county commissioners and county council before it can take effect. The plan approved Tuesday calls for eight vote centers in

communities around Noble County, with early voting at five of the vote centers plus the Noble County Courthouse. The idea is to increase the opportunity to vote by allowing people to vote early and at any vote center, rather than having to go to a particular precinct, Noble County Clerk Shelley Mawhorter said. The plan calls for early voting during Noble County Courthouse hours at the courthouse Monday through Friday for four weeks

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EN spellers return to state final Saturday KENDALLVILLE — When East Noble High School’s Spell Bowl team returns to the Indiana Academic Spell Bowl Senior State Finals on Saturday, it will be a familiar trip for Coach Bob Avery. The Knights have qualified for the state tournament every year since 1997, said Avery. The team won the state finals in 1998 and has finished second several times, most recently in 2005. The state finals begin with a call to order at 10:45 a.m. at Loeb Playhouse on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette. Competition will begin at 11 a.m. East Noble spelled 69 of 90 words correctly to win the regional competition Oct. 14 at Northridge High School. The team’s score was fifth-highest in the state for Class 1, with the top 10 teams advancing to the finals. Avery said the team has the potential of finishing

higher at state. “There are only two teams we are really afraid of — Penn and Martinsville,� he said. “The schools between us and them, we have beaten.� The competition consists of 10 rounds, with one team member spelling nine words in each round. Senior co-captain Josh Tew scored a perfect 9 and sophomore Alyssa Yoquelet scored a near-perfect 8 to lead the Knights at the Northridge regional. Other team members are senior co-captain Myra Finton, senior Hannah Smolinske, juniors Emily Savage and Rachel Smolinske, sophomores Phillip Phan and Brian Tew, and freshmen Kaelyn Bender, Meghann McCoy and Gavin Herron. Avery said the team has been going through the competition list of more than 3,000 words, and the entire team has been able to spell all but about 400 of them correctly. That still leaves an element of chance at the state level.

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The East Noble High School Spell Bowl team is shown following the regional meet Oct. 14 at Northridge High School: From left are: seated, Alyssa Yoquelet, Kaelyn Bender, Gavin Herron; middle

“It’s a crap shoot,� Avery said. “They could give you nine words you know or nine words you

row, Rachel Smolinske, Meghann McCoy, Hannah Smolinske and coach Bob Avery; back, Brian Tew, Myra Finton, Phillip Phan, Emily Savage and Josh Tew.

don’t know.� Avery said he has been encouraged by the team spirit at recent practices.

“They’ve gotten better,� he said. “They seem to be really unified, and that makes me happy.�

County council OKs reassessment consultant BY BOB BRALEY bbraley@kpcmedia.com

ALBION — The Noble County Council voted 4-3 Wednesday to approve funding to hire a consultant who would help with reassessment and defenses of assessments on property taxes. Bill Schnepf of Angola would provide services for six months at a cost of no more than $31,200. Noble County Assessor Kim Miller hopes to use Schnepf to train her staff to be better able to perform reassessments in-house and to help them defend against challenges to assessments. The cost of reassessment isn’t just the cost of preparing it, but also how many tax credits and refunds have to be given to taxpayers after appeals, Schnepf said, adding, “Part of what we do is help assessors defend the assessed values.� The defense part of the work will include providing an appraisal of the property in question to the assessor’s office, which can be important in such cases, Schnepf said. He also can provide studies to show if

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Noble County • property sales are up, down or stable in an area, which can make a big difference in an appeal, Miller said. There are 662 parcels on which property tax appeals for taxes from 2012 to be paid in 2013 have been filed, Miller said. Councilman Jerry Jansen said Schnepf’s work could help accomplish in-house reassessments by freeing up staff to do them. The council’s 4-3 vote was intended to show its willingness to fund the contact. Council members Mike Toles, Denise Lemmon and Tom Janes voted against permitting funding. The funding will require an additional appropriation, on which the council will need to vote after legal notices have been published. After that, the contract to hire Schnepf must be approved by the Noble County Board of Commissioners before it can take effect.

Former Avilla man dies in Florida crash GROVELAND, Fla. — Mark A. Miller, 60, formerly of Avilla, Ind., was killed Monday when a van collided with his truck on S.R. 50 in Lake County, Fla. Miller, of Nobleton, Fla., was driving a 1999 Dodge pickup west near Lee Road, west of Mascotte, when the crash happened about 4:55 p.m., the Florida Highway Patrol said. A tire on an eastbound 2002 Ford van separated, causing the van to travel onto the grassy shoulder. Troopers say the driver, Yuan Yao,

a 37-year-old Orlando woman, overcorrected, causing the van to veer into Miller’s truck. Both drivers died at the scene. A westbound 1993 Toyota pickup driven by Trenton Howard, 21, of Webster hit the right side of the van. Howard suffered minor injuries. Miller was a 1971 graduate of East Noble High School. He was the son of Jim and Lucy Miller of Avilla. An obiturary for Miller appears on page A4.

Police Blotter • Seven booked ALBION — Seven people were booked into the Noble County Jail Tuesday, the county sheriff’s department said. • Suzette Michelle Hampton, 45, of Albion was booked on a warrant for alleged possession of methamphetamine, visiting or maintaining a common nuisance and possession of marijuana, hash oil or hashish. • Richard Earl Haviland, 31, of Dickerson Run, Pa., was charged with possession of precursors with intent to manufacture and possession of a legend drug or precursor. • James Robert Huston, 30, of LaOtto was charged with possession of precursors with intent to manufacture. • Tiffany Jo Kyler, 30, of Wolf Lake was booked on a conversion warrant. • Misty Dawn Roque, 35, of Kendallville was booked on a body attachment writ. • Whittney Devon Tackett, 22, of Kendallville was charged with theft. • Jamie Lee Veenstra, 40, of Kendallville was booked on a warrant for alleged forgery, theft-receiving stolen property and criminal mischief.

Man taken to hospital after crash BRIMFIELD — A Kendallville man was transported to a hospital with chest pain after a single-vehicle crash Friday, the Noble County Sheriff’s Department said. Dario C. Dominguez, 41, of Kendallville was traveling westbound on U.S. 6 on the bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railroad at 5:55 a.m. when his 2006 Chevy Colorado slid on the icy road. The pickup went out of control and spun off the road into a guardrail, damaging it, before it spun back onto the road. Dominguez was transported to a hospital by Noble County EMS. Damage was estimated at $5,001-$10,000.

House burglarized ALBION — Someone kicked in the door of a house and burglarized it, the Noble County Sheriff’s Department said. The burglary in the 1900 block of North Mountain Lake Road, Albion, was reported Tuesday at 12:59 p.m.

Illegal entry reported KENDALLVILLE — Someone illegally entered a residence in the 1400 block of Drake Road without permission, the Kendallville Police Department said. The crime was reported Tuesday at 8:32 p.m.

Deer hits motorcycle ROME CITY — No one was injured in a deer-motorcycle collision Wednesday, the Noble County Sheriff’s Department said. A deer ran into the motorcycle of Scott A. Meschberger, 51, of Rome City on Northport Road near C.R. 150E at 11:35 p.m.

Regional Roundup • Allen County launches court for veterans FORT WAYNE — Two Allen County judges have established a new program to help veterans who are in the criminal justice system and suffer from substance abuse or mental health

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disorders, our news partner, NewsChannel 15, reports. On Tuesday, Allen Circuit Court Judge Thomas Felts and Allen Superior Court Judge Fran Gull announced the creation of the Joint Veterans Treatment Court for Allen County. It’s believed to be the first of its kind in Indiana. Veterans Treatment Courts allow veterans to go through the treatment court process with other veterans who are similarly situated.

Huntington water rates to soar HUNTINGTON — Huntington residents will soon see an increase in their water bill because of state-mandated upgrades to the city’s sewer system, our news partner, NewsChannel 15, reports. WANE-TV reports residents were sent a letter saying the city was looking

at a proposed 43 percent increase to the sewage portion of their water bill. The increase is a part of a $68 million long term control plan that started in 2010 and will be finished in 2026. The increase will fund the third and largest project, costing more than $16 million.

Former Indiana Beach owner dies MONTICELLO (AP) — Thomas Spackman, who led the Indiana Beach amusement park for decades, has died at the age of 100. Spackman died Monday at a Monticello nursing home, according to Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home. His father, Earl Spackman, founded what was then known as Ideal Beach along Lake Shafer near Monticello in 1926.


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Area Activities • Today

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Food Pantry: Food available for low-income families in need. Thursdays 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:30-4:30 p.m. West Noble Food Pantry, 519 Gerber St., Ligonier. 10:30 a.m.

Celebrate Recovery Meeting: Meets each Thursday. CrossPointe Family Church, S.R. 3 and Drake Road, Kendallville. 7 p.m.

Euchre Games: Public welcome. Francis Vinyard VFW Post 2749, Veterans Way, Kendallville. 1 p.m. Food and Clothing Pantry: Furniture also available. For more information call 438-8678. Helping Hands, 275 Martin St., Rome City. 2 p.m.

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All Saints Day at St. Mary The fourth-grade class at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic School in Avilla dressed as saints for All Saints Day on Nov. 1. The students studied the lives of different

Cromwell-Kimmell Lions hosting feather party CROMWELL — The chance to win a Thanksgiving turkey and other food items will be offered at the annual Feather Party hosted by the Cromwell-Kimmell Lions Club on Friday, Nov. 22, at the Cromwell Community Center. Bingo games will played starting at 6:30 p.m.; doors open at 6 p.m. The last game is played at about 8:45 p.m.

Refreshments will be available. In addition, the Lions are selling raffle tickets for $1 each or six for $5. Contact any member of the Cromwell-Kimmell Lions for tickets or call 894-5441. Proceeds from the evening go to various community projects sponsored by the Lions, including scholarships for local students.

Auburn Christmas Stroll is Nov. 23 AUBURN — Five Auburn homes and four businesses will be decked out in Christmas cheer for the public to see during the Auburn Classic Noon Lions Club 29th annual Christmas Stroll, Saturday, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Presale tickets cost $8, and tickets on the day of the event are $10. Tickets also may be purchased at each home for $3 each. Tickets are available

at Auburn Classic Florist, Carbaugh Jewelers, Country General Store, Family Chiropractic, Legacy’s Hallmark, The Sprinkling Can and Paper Gourmet. Tickets also may be purchased from any Auburn Classic Noon Lions Club committee member. Presale tickets will be entered into a drawing to win an iPad mini, provided by Auburn Abstract and Winnie Davis.

***AUCTION*** REAL ESTATE & PERSONAL PROPERTY Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at 10:00 AM Location: 122 South Street, Corunna, Indiana 46730 Directions: Take US 6 West to Corunna approximately 5 miles from Interstate 69 or approximately 6 miles East from Kendallville, IN. Take 327 South and turn East on South Street after the bridge to auction site.

* Real Estate * Cute 2 bedroom home with 24x36 pole barn garage sitting on 3 lots and a nice fenced-in yard. Hardwood floors throughout the home. Large family room and living room. Lennox furnace with propane heat and water softener in the basement. Sold with confirmation of PR. Call Dennis at 260-704-1111 for an appointment for your personal viewing. Home will be offered at 10 a.m. before personal property. Have your finances ready. $3,000.00 down day of sale.

* Tools * Craftsman 20” power propelled snow blower; Stihl 14” chainsaw; Craftsman table saw; circular saws; miter saw; push lawn mower; small tiller; electric paint gun; battery charger; bench grinder; aluminum extension ladder; step ladders; hose reel & hose; garden tools; wheelbarrow; car ramps; grills; vice; C-clamps; cultivator; birdhouse; ice fishing box; fishing poles, nets; lures; life jackets; Coleman lanterns; Neptune Mighty Mite boat motor.

* Antiques * Household * Zenith radio; Little Red Riding Hood cookie jar; Strail slumber chair w/ottoman; wicker chair; cane bottom rocking chair; matching rocking chairs; beer steins; cuckoo clocks; set of 3 marble top end tables; flat screen TVs; washer & dryer; refrigerator, microwave oven; china set; king-size bedroom suite; full-size bedroom suite; Duncan drop leaf table w/chairs; kitchen table w/4 chairs; misc. kitchen items; brown couch w/matching chair; very large collection of costume jewelry; pictures; desk; organ; floor lamps; Auburn Rubber uniforms; several books; games; walkers & canes; large collection of record albums; sewing machines; many dolls and doll parts; lots of yarn, knitting & crochet items; blankets; afghans; large dinner bell; credenza with drawers; 2 draw pedestal file cabinet; 2 draw lateral file cabinets; office chairs; case of speakers; Singer industrial sewing machine; large upright freezer.

* Guns * Knives * Coins * Marlin Model 40, 22 rifle w/scope; Remington 22 rifle, bolt action Target master Model 610; Stevens 520, 12 gage shotgun; Ithaca Model 37, 12 gage Feather Light shotgun; P-38 Walther 9mm pistol; Crossman BB gun rifle; Crossman BB handgun. Large coin collection including dollar and half-dollar, Liberty Walking, Liberty Seated, Morgan dollar, Piece dollar, Franklin dollar, silver quarter, Liberty Standing quarter, silver dimes, Buffalo & V nickels, steel & wheat pennies, German coins and much more. See website for pictures of coins; 2-wheel snowmobile trailer. TERMS: Statements made day of sale take precedence over printed material. Cash or good check w/proper ID. NO CREDIT CARDS. NO BUYERS PREMIUM. Visit our web site www.hooverar.com for photos. Call Dennis for more details at 1-260-704-1111.

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saints as part of their religion studies, then chose one saint to portray. Fourth-grade teacher Brenda Kline is pictured in the back.

Briefs • Lady Democrats meeting for dinner ALBION — The Noble County Lady Democrats will meet for dinner Nov. 25 at the Noble County Public Library — Central in Albion. Reservations for the dinner should be made by calling 347-0257, 242-2818 or 224-0427. Cost of the dinner will be $11. Those attending should take a $5 gift to exchange. Monetary gifts will be collected and divided between the county’s food pantries. Dues for 2014 are $5 and

may be paid at this meeting.

Legion auxiliary sponsoring bazaar KENDALLVILLE — Members of the Women’s Auxiliary to American Legion Post 86 are hosting a Holiday Bazaar on Saturday. Many vendors will be offering their products for sale. Lunch will be available. The bazaar will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Legion post is located at 322 S. Main St. in Kendallville.

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Understanding Your Grief: 10-week program to provide guidance for patients and caregivers or family members who are experiencing feelings from illness or loss of a loved one. Sponsored by Parkview Noble Home Health & Hospice. Call Rev. Ken Weaver at 710-2434 or Cathy Petrie at 452-5606 for more information. Kendallville Public Library, 221 S Park Ave, Kendallville. 4 p.m. 343-2010

iPad App Pack: Join the iPad App Pack, a group of iPad users who want to share their device experience and learn from others. Learn how to take full advantage of your tablet. Talk about your favorite apps, and then download other apps you’re interested in right on the spot using KPL’s WiFi. Ages 18 and up. Kendallville Public Library, 221 S. Park Ave., Kendallville. 7 p.m. 343-2010 Narcotics Anonymous Meeting: Narcotics Anonymous is a fellowship for those who have a problem with any drug, legal or illegal, including alcohol. This meeting may be attended by anyone. For more information, call 427-9113 or go to na.org. Northeastern Center, 1930 E. Dowling St., Kendallville. 8 p.m.

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ESL Instruction: English as a second language. Standing class every Tuesday and Thursday. Vistula Headstart, 603 Townline Road, LaGrange. 5 p.m.

Community Table: Community Harvest food truck delivering at 11 a.m. Trinity Assembly of God Church, 1288 W. Union St., Ligonier. 10:30 a.m.

Bingo: Sponsored by Sylvan Lake Improvement Association. Rome City Bingo Hall, S.R. 9, Rome City. 6 p.m.

Euchre Community Games: Call 347-4226 for more information. Noble County Council on Aging, 111 Cedar St., Kendallville. 12:30 p.m.

Zumba Class: Free Zumba classes at Presence Sacred Heart Home in Avilla run from 6:30-7:25 p.m. each Monday and Thursday. Presence Sacred Heart Home, 515 N. Main St., Avilla. 6 p.m. 897-2841 Ladies Auxiliary Meeting: Women’s auxiliary meeting. VFW Post 2749, Veterans Way, Kendalville. 6 p.m. 347-3550 Professional Business Women’s Association: Dinner and annual auction for scholarship fund. Kendallville Youth Center, 211 E. Iddings

Central Noble Food Pantry: Provides dry goods, health and beauty products, dairy and meat. Call Bonnie Brownell at 564-8160 for more information. Central Noble Food Pantry, Orange Street, Albion. 1 p.m. Gamblers Anonymous: Standing meeting every Friday in conference room 1. Contact 599-0238 for more information. Kendallville Public Library, 221 S. Park Ave., Kendallville. 6:30 p.m. 343-2010

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Brief Legal Description: Tiffin Add Lot 131 & 132 Street Address: 811 E. South Street, Albion, IN 46701 Any person owning or having an interest in the tract of real property may file a written objection to the Petition with the Noble Circuit Court in Cause Number 57C01-1210-MI-039 within thirty (30) days after the date of the Petition was filed. If a written objection is timely filed, the Court shall conduct a hearing on said objection. If no written objections are filed within such period of time, the Court may enter an Order directed to the Auditor of Noble County, Indiana, to deliver a tax deed to Joseph O. Harter. This Notice is dated this 28th day of October, 2013. Joseph O. Harter 601 N. Mulberry Churubusco, IN 46723 Scott J. Hunt (28613-27) Spitzer Herriman Stephenson Holderead Conner & Persinger, LLP 122 East Fourth Street P.O. Box 917 Marion, IN 46952 (765) 664-7307 NS,00359386,11/7,14,21,hspaxlp

NOTICE OF HEARING ON AMENDMENT Notice is hereby given to taxpayers of West Noble School Corporation of Noble County, Indiana, that the Board of School Trustees will meet at Board Conference Room on November 25, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. for the purposes of considering a proposed amendment to its 2013 Capital Projects Fund Plan. A brief description of the amendment is as follows: Replacement of concrete at entrance of West Noble High School. Funds will be moved from Administrative Technology Services ($60,000) and Rental of Buildings, Facilities, and Equipment ($27,000) to Building Acquisition, Construction, and Improvement ($87,000). The following is a general outline of the plan with the proposed amendment: CURRENT EXPENDITURES: 2013 2014 2015 (1) Land Acquisition And Development (2) Professional Services 5,000 5,000 5,000 (3) Education Specifications Development (4) Building Acquisition, Construction and Improvement 250,000 330,000 425,000 (Includes 45200 and 45300) (5) Rental of Buildings, Facilities, and Equipment 145,000 240,000 270,000 (6) Purchase of Mobile or Fixed Equipment 319,000 564,000 674,000 (7) Emergency Allocation (Other Facilities Acquisition and Construction) 100,000 100,000 (8) Utilities (Maintenance of Buildings) 510,251 510,251 510,251 (9) Maintenance of Equipment 169,495 280,000 285,000 (10) Sports Facility 45,000 50,000 (11) Property or Casualty Insurance (12) Other Operation and Maintenance of Plant (13) Technology Instruction - Related Technology Administrative Technology Services 310,000 370,000 395,000 SUB-TOTAL CURRENT EXPENDITURES 1,708,746 2,444,251 2,714,251 (14) Allocation for Future Projects (15) Transfer From One Fund to Another TOTAL EXPENDITURES, ALLOC. & TRANSFERS 1,708,746 2,444,251 2,714,251 SOURCES AND ESTIMATES OF REVENUE Estimated tax rate 0.3740 0.7778 0.8585 Based upon as assessed valuation of: 456,883,242 456,883,242 365,666,188 365,666,188 Taxpayers are invited to attend the meeting for a more detailed explanation of the plan and to exercise their rights to be heard. Board President: Mary Wysong Vice President: Jim Hosford Secretary: Jeana Leamon Member: Chris Mershman Member: Todd Moore Member: Dave Peterson Member: Travis Stahlman NS,00360049,11/14,21,hspaxlp


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Deaths & Funerals • Robert Brown AUBURN — Robert “Bob” Brown, 65, died Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at his home in Auburn. Robert was born April 27, 1948, in Auburn to Almond and Jessie (Kester) Brown, and Mr. Brown they both preceded him in death. Bob started work at a young age at the County Line Cheese Factory to Mr. Brown help his large family. He also worked at Foley Pattern and the Auburn Foundry before joining the Army where he served in Germany, Korea and Vietnam. Upon returning from Vietnam, he went back to work for the Auburn Foundry, and then moved to Texas and started working for Bernard Chevrolet. He then came back from Texas and started working for Hendrickson Suspension until his retirement. His biggest joy in life was going fishing when and wherever he could. His grandson, Brock, was his all-time fishing buddy, and Brock would tell everyone that his grandpa had more fishing poles than Walmart. He also enjoyed mushroom hunting but didn’t like to eat them. He just liked seeing how many he could find, and then give them to his father-in-law before anyone else got any. His nephew, Roger Owens, came to live with him and was really good at helping him find mushrooms. He married Patricia Teagarden in 1974. They had one daughter, Carrie Ann (Adam) Day. Bob and Patricia divorced in 1976. He married Connie Krontz, daughter of Sam and Betty Krontz and stepdaughter of Marie Howard Krontz, in 1980. They had three children, Stephanie (Sam) Sweet, Kamron Brown and Steven Brown, who passed away in 2002. He is also leaving behind 11 grandchildren that he loved dearly: Brittany, Courtney, Shauna, Shelbie, Chance, Hunter, Brock, Haley, Amber, Andrew and Arian; one great-granddaughter, Payton, and another great-grandchild on the way. Also surviving are two daughters-in-law, Kayleigh Brown and Christine Brown; a sisterin-law, Sally Brown of

Auburn; eight sisters, Sally Farmer of Garrett, Betty Lou (Willard) Sutton of White Pigeon, Mich., Marry Ann (John Loera) McNamara of Finlay, Ohio, Cindy (Randy) Rowe of Auburn, Patty Patrick of Ashley, Kathy Furrow of Texas, Joyce (George) Gannon of Avilla, and Joan Brown of Auburn; and two brothers, Joe (Rita) Brown of Ashley and Jerry (Deb) Brown of Butler. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Jack, Almond and Dicky, and a sister, Susy. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 Center St., Auburn, with visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service on Saturday. Dennis Wirts will be officiating. Burial will take place in Waterloo Cemetery in Waterloo. Visitation also will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to Parkview Home Health and Hospice or to the family in care of Connie Brown. To send condolences, visit www.fellerandclark. com.

Dorothy Parker AUBURN — Dorothy M. Parker, 92, of Auburn died Tuesday November 12, 2013, at Betz Nursing Home. She was born July 31, 1921, in Saint Paul, Minn., the daughter of the late Perry and Agnes Iler. She co-owned Mel’s Decorating with her late husband, Melvin Parker. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Survivors include her daughter, Melanie “Lanie” Bergstrom of Auburn; her son, Jeffrey Parker of Waterloo; a granddaughter, Michelle “Shelly” Bergstrom of Auburn; and a brother, Perry Iler of Arizona. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Bernard Iler of Rome City. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 500 E. Seventh St., Auburn. The Rev. Derrick Sneyd will officiate. Burial will be in Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery, Auburn. Memorials are to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Arrangements are by Pinnington-McComb Funeral & Cremation Services, 502 N. Main St., Auburn. To sign the online guest book or to leave a message of condolence, visit www. pinnington-mccomb.com.

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NOBLETON, Fla. — Mark Allen Miller, 60, of Nobleton and formerly of Avilla, Ind., died Monday, November 11, 2013, from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident in Groveland, Florida. Mark had been a union Mr. Miller pipe fitter most of his life and he loved his work. He loved spending time with his family and his friends. His passions in life were his horses, hunting, fishing, barbecue cooking, music and playing guitar with his son. He was born November 13, 1952, in Garrett, Ind., to James and Lucy (Sherman) Miller. They survive in Avilla. He married Karen Holland on September 8, 1984. She survives in Nobleton. Also surviving are his son, Joshua Miller of Tampa, Fla.; two daughters, Melissa Miller of Auburn, Ind., and Tracy Beck of Auburn, Ind.; six grandchildren; two brothers, Jonathan and Charlotte Miller of Avilla, Ind., and Matthew and Joanne Miller of Sumter, S.C.; four nephews, Jason Miller of Kendallville, Nathan Miller of Avilla, Ryan Miller of Fort Wayne and Matthew Miller II of Sumter, S.C.; and three nieces, Lindsey Miller of Alaska, Jessica Miller of Sumter, S.C., and Chelsea Miller of Avilla. He was preceded in death by a brother Thomas Miller of Kendallville, Ind. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 16, 2013, at Purcell Funeral Home in Bushnell, Fla. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday prior to the funeral service. Burial will be in Florida. Memorials are to the donor’s choice. To leave an online condolence for Mark’s family, visit purcellfuneral home.com.

FREMONT — Betty J. Herron, age 83, of Fremont, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at Lakeland Nursing Center, Angola, Indiana. She was born on November 11, 1930, at Lisco, Nebraska, to Charles Wallace and Beatrice Lucille (Galligan) Sheldon. They preceded her in death. She married Ancel C. Herron Jr. on October 7, 1949, at Julesburg, Colorado, and he survives in Fremont, Indiana. She was member of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints, Angola, Indiana. She formerly worked as a cafeteria cashier for Tri-State University, Angola, Indiana. Survivors include her husband, Ancel C. Herron of Fremont, Indiana; a son, Dale Herron of Mountain, Wisconsin; six grandchildren, Jacob, Gabrielle, Jesse, Lydia, Kirby and Mollie, and four great-grandchildren, Anna, Eden, Rex and Milo. Additional extended family are the McNaughton children, Justin, Nathan, Heidi, Ethan, Zach and Brigham, and a sister, Freda Marrano of Denver, Colorado. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a daughter, Debra L. Herron on January 5, 2005, Funeral services will be at noon Saturday, November 16, 2013, at The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints, 1500 Shire Drive, Angola, Ind., with president Tom Robison presiding. Additional speakers will be Tom Wilson, Maureen Ball, Jerry Ball and Larry Shumard. Burial will be in Covenanter Cemetery, Fremont, Indiana. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, November 15, 2013, at Beams Funeral Home in Fremont, Ind., and one hour prior to services on Saturday at The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints. Memorials are to the Humanitarian Aid Fund, The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints, Angola, Ind. Condolences may be sent online to www.beamsfuner alhome.com.

Jesse Mullins ELKHART — Jesse Mullins, 63, of Elkhart died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at his home. A cremation committal will take place at Legacy Cremation & Remembrance Center in Ligonier. No public visitation or services are planned.

Dorothy Speice BUTLER — Dorothy M. Speice, 95, died Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at the Laurels of DeKalb in Butler. She was born December 26, 1917, in Spencerville, Indiana, to the late Marion and Pearl Keller. She was a graduate of Spencerville High School. She formerly worked in the Dietary Department

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Although the news has spread like wildfire throughout most of the Kendallville area, there are still people who are unaware that a legend of Kendallville is dying. The historic Strand Theatre in downtown Kendallville has been given only until the end of January 2014 to live due to its outdated technology and the expenses of upgrading. The theater is desperately in need of digital film projection equipment totaling $110,000. At the end of next January, studios will no longer release 35mm film that The Strand uses to show its movies. This means the silver screens inside the legendary theater will no longer be illuminated with the movies we love to see. Jonathon The East Noble History Club, creator Kane of Project STS (Save the Strand), went on a visit to the Lutheran Life Villages nursing home to learn just how legendary The Strand actually is. Their stories are amazing and show us another world where The We have our Netflix, Strand was the highlight of Kendallville. our NCG, and our Bondie Leighty YouTube, but can remembers The Strand being, “the spot to be” we really let such a even during the Great wonderful place die? Depression. Her family did not have much If you could have seen money back then, so the sad looks of the they couldn’t go very often, but she definitely residents when we remembers how delicious mentioned what was the popcorn was. Helen Smolinske, going to happen to The another citizen of Strand, your answer Kendallville during the Depression, stated that would be no. being able to go The Strand was a privilege. Her family was lucky if they could go once or twice a month. The Strand was the only place people could afford during this time period, and you had to make sure you behaved in the theater, or you would be thrown out. Connie Rhodes remembers fantastic movies starring the gorgeous Marilyn Monroe, and her favorite movie she saw at The Strand was “Singing in the Rain.” Another resident, one who had to work incredibly hard to be able to see a movie at The Strand, was Mary Ann Rottmiller. She would work for hours washing her brother’s car to earn enough money to be able to afford one movie. “I just had to see John Wayne,” she reported. Mrs. Rottmiller remembers that there were other theaters in the area, but The Strand was by far the best. “It would be a shame for such a Kendallville legend to close down,” she sadly remarked as she hung her head. Some of the History Club members also had the opportunity to talk with some residents who had worked at The Strand. Ken Smolinske, a former usher at The Strand, remembers the theater only costing 12 cents to enter. Cleon Point was the manager at the time, and the balcony was a favorite place for teenagers to sit. He also remembers that teens would buy a Coke from the Palace of Sweets downtown and sneak it into The Strand. Sam Pratt, a Strand employee in the 1950s, remembers playing tricks on the girls working the candy counter. After talking to Gaytheyl White and her husband, the History Club learned that The Strand was a popular dating spot even back then. This couple went on many dates at there, and their first date together was at The Strand. Kenneth Freiburger remembers that it was favorite hangout and date spot, and Connie Rhodes says removing The Strand would be taking away something special from today’s teenagers. Clearly, many things have changed over the years in Kendallville, but The Strand Theatre has not. Today, we do not know what it is like to barely be able to afford to see a movie. We have our Netflix, our NCG, and our YouTube, but can we really let such a wonderful place die? If you could have seen the sad looks of the residents when we mentioned what was going to happen to The Strand, your answer would be no. So, what can you do to help? First, you can show your support by following @ProjectSTS on Twitter. Here you can find information about fundraisers as well as daily movie trivia and Instagram puzzles. Next, you can start taking your business to The Strand. It’s cheaper and closer than the NCG or Fort Wayne, and, believe it or not, a movie is the same no matter where you see it. Finally, you can spread the word to everyone you know. Post it on your social media, tell your friends, and tell your family. It is going to take some work, but if everyone in this community helps out, a Kendallville legend can be preserved. The statement Evelyn Shoemaker reported is true. “It would not be right if The Strand was not on Main Street.”

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Voice Of The People • Fee for yard sale is crossing a line To the editor: I agree with Douglas Terry. When my kids were growing up, I depended on clothes for my children through garage sales. Maybe Mr. Dazey was lucky and never had. But when you raise three children alone and fight every month for child support, you do what you have to in order to dress your children and thank God people have garage sales. Times are still hard. Baby clothes and children’s clothes are still a big issue today. My sons, nieces and grandson still depend on garage sales. Why punish people who help others through garage sales by adding a fee to our already strained budgets? Like Doug said, we have a voice, use it now or let them win and tax us more.

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To the editor: I would like to thank everyone who volunteered and donated blood at the Red Cross Blood Drive on Nov. 1 at the Ligonier United Methodist Church. There were 61 units given. We certainly appreciate you taking the time to donate Barbara Egly to this wonderful effort. Avilla Those who gave of their time and volunteered were: Karen Branham, Carolyn Gunder, Charlene and Sanford Hooley, Kathy Holsinger, Cindy Whitton, Carole Bewley, Grandmother seeks return Brenda Gaerte, Pennie Phares and Sarah Bish. of granddaughter’s lost baby doll A special thank you to Pizza Hut who donated pizzas for the Red Cross staff and to Fashion Farm Restaurant for To the editor: donating the delicious chicken and noodles that all the donors LOST: 5-year-old’s first baby doll! very much enjoyed. A big thank you to members of Ligonier Last seen: On Oct. 7 in her cubby in the hallway at Masonic Lodge, F. & A. M. and students from The Crossing her private school (name being withheld so as to not for volunteering to help set up and tear down — that was a bring negativity towards the school). huge help to the Red Cross staff. The doll is wearing a purple/pink/blue striped dress Also, a big thank you to the Cromwell-Kimmell Lions with purple leggings, which by the way also matches my Club for placing flyers in local businesses to help advertise granddaughter’s dress which is why she took her doll to the drive. school that day, so she could show her teacher how they Thank you to The Advance Leader and other local matched outfits! The outfit has not been worn since; she cries to see it. businesses for the advertising. God Bless you all. If your child brought this doll home, please have them Dorothy Bish return her to the “lost and found” or front office of the Local coordinator, school or please call me direct at 925-4126 and I will American Red Cross Blood Drive gladly pick it up.

Ancient folk tale challenges teen leaders BY LINDA SPEAKMAN-YERICK

Helpless babies floating in a river? What a disturbing thought! But that’s exactly the idea that teens were confronted with during a recent youth philanthropy retreat in Angola. PULSE teens were told an African tale of babies in a river and the reactions of three community leaders. The first leader jumped into the river and began to throw babies onto the bank to save their lives. The second went into the river and began to teach babies to swim. Sam Hagen: “By The third, looking more closely criticized at the causes of the by the other two, problems in our walked community, we can steadfastly on. He find a proactive said, “I’m solution to these issues going upstream rather than merely to see these reacting to them.” how babies are getting in the water in the first place.” Malana Pashea said, “I thought the story was harsh, but then when I heard people are helping it was OK. It was a good way to compare your group to the story.” Sarah Buchanan said, “My reaction was first why are the men throwing the babies on shore! Or teaching a baby to swim! They cannot walk, let alone swim? But then the actual true message of the speech became clear. Some people in their philanthropy only are willing to help people short term (throwing babies on shore) or maybe a little further (teaching them how to swim) but very few people actually go to the source of the problem to stop it where it begins. We need to stop (or at least attempt to stop) problems at their source.” Attending the retreat and representing PULSE of Noble County were Malana Pashea and Sydney

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Rodenbeck, East Noble; Samantha Golden, homeschooled; Sam Hagen, Kellie Waring and Sarah Buchanan, West Noble; and Reggie Parker and Brook Smith, Central Noble. Teens from across the country were challenged to think about the way that their group approaches its philanthropic work. Are they most like the first, second or third leader in the African tale? What approach is most needed in their community? How can they, as young people, bring about the most positive change? The PULSE students were asked after hearing the babies story, do you think your group should approach its work in a different way? Sam Hagen replied, “My first reaction was that PULSE is currently acting as the first and second leaders. We have limited funds, so we try to make an impact by correcting the symptoms of the problem rather than the source. However, this is almost never the most effective way to combat a problem. While we need people like the first and second to save the babies that are in the water, we also need someone to go upstream and stop the

problem at its source. I would like to see PULSE make a transition to being like the leader that walks up stream. By looking more closely at the causes of the problems in our community, we can find a proactive solution to these issues rather than merely reacting to them.” PULSE (Philanthropist Utilizing Lifelong Service and Education) is supported and mentored by the Noble County Community Foundation with support from East Noble, Central Noble and West Noble schools and a grant from the Dekko Foundation Inc. The retreat was planned by a group of young people, called phish, who serve as leaders for youth philanthropy. The Dekko Foundation provides financial support for youth philanthropic groups across its grantmaking areas in Alabama, Indiana, Iowa and Minnesota. Helping young people use their own ideas to bring about positive change in their communities has been a focus of the foundation for 20 years. LINDA SPEAKMAN-YERICK is executive director of the Noble County Community Foundation. Contact her at linda@ noblecountycf.org.


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ALBION — The Noble County Commissioners Tuesday approved a contract to hire a new county highway engineer — with the emphasis on new. Zachary Smith recently took his test to become licensed to hold the job,

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the recommendations of a bipartisan panel formed in the wake of a scandal earlier this year. Indiana’s “A-F” school grading formula was investigated after an Associated Press report showed Ritz’s predecessor, Tony Bennett, changed the rules to raise the grade of a political donor’s charter school from a “C” to an “A” last year. Bennett resigned his job as Florida’s schools chief amid the scandal. Wednesday’s vote was a rare moment of unity between Ritz and the other members of the board in an ongoing education war. Ritz accused Pence Tuesday of conducting a “complete takeover” of education policy over the past month. A Pence spokeswoman said he has worked “in good faith” with Ritz. At stake is control of Indiana’s education system and the sweeping education changes put in place by Bennett and former Gov. Mitch Daniels. Indiana Republicans approved the nation’s most sweeping school voucher law in 2011

Alissa Guernsey was the child of Shaffer’s cousin, Kelli Sprunger, who was said to be suffering from an emotional breakdown and drug use after the death of Alissa’s father in a car crash. The child was placed in Shaffer’s care by child services officials. During Wednesday’s hearing, the judge entered a preliminary plea of not guilty for Shaffer on the

two felony charges and appointed LaGrange attorney Travis Glick to represent her. Shaffer is scheduled back in court Dec. 23 at 1:30 p.m. for a pretrial conference. Shaffer’s arrest on two felony counts also could violate her probation in the neglect case, with the potential to send her back to prison to serve the remainder of her 10-year sentence. Probst agreed to the

prosecutor’s request to hold Shaffer for 15 days without bail while the probation department investigates its case against her. The judge scheduled a hearing to discuss Shaffer’s potential probation violation for Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 11 a.m. in the LaGrange County Circuit Courtroom. Once the 15-day hold on Shaffer expires, she would then be held for $5,000 bond.

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Ritz brings early finish to meeting on school grading INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A meeting that produced a new outline for grading Indiana schools turned chaotic Wednesday when the state’s top education official stormed out, escalating an already testy battle with Republican Gov. Mike Pence. Democratic Superintendent Glenda Ritz abruptly left the meeting of the state school board she chairs when a Pence appointee tried to transfer certain student assessment powers from her office to a second education department created by the governor earlier this year. “This meeting is adjourned,” Ritz said repeatedly, while packing her things and walking out. Department of Education staff quickly followed suit, while leaders of Pence’s second education department and the other board members stayed put. It is unclear whether Ritz ended the meeting. Before Ritz left, the board voted to approve new school grade categories and broadly accept

work for the company managing the Indiana Toll Road, Kline said. Smith will start his county duties after Jan. 1 and train with current highway engineer Michael Fitch. Fitch came out of retirement to work part-time for the county, and he is planning to re-enter full retirement.

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said Noble County Commissioner Chad Kline. Smith was approved 3-0 in Tuesday’s vote. A Kendallville native, Smith is a graduate of East Noble High School and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He currently works for an Indiana firm and had been doing engineering

and have expanded on it somewhat, in addition to dozens of other changes long sought by conservative education reformers. Former Bennett staffers have accused Ritz of targeting Bennett with a series of public records releases. The Associated Press obtained campaign fundraising lists Bennett and his staff kept on state computers. The other members of the state board, all of whom were appointed by Pence or Daniels, have accused Ritz of dragging her feet in implementing laws she openly campaigned against last year. Board meetings have become a political circus, with Ritz refusing to recognize board members and those members frequently talking over her. Lawyers for the competing Ritz and Pence education departments have even offered competing legal advice to the board, while jockeying for control of the sole microphone reserved for witnesses to the board. After Ritz left

the following vote centers: • Cromwell Community Center, April 21 and 30; • Merriam Christian Chapel, April 22 and 29; and • Calvary United Methodist Church, Avilla, April 23 and 28. On Election Day, vote centers would be open during normal hours, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Bridgeway, the Crosswalk, the Cromwell Community Center, Merriam Christian Chapel, Calvary Church, the Rome City Fire

Department, Crosspointe Community Church in Kendallville and Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Albion. The modified plan allows the county to keep 8-10 voting machines in reserve in case they are needed on Election Day, Mawhorter said. By state law, machines used in early voting can’t be used on Election Day. Vote centers would save the county money because fewer poll workers would

be needed on Election Day, Mawhorter said. Once voters have signed in to vote once at any vote center, they won’t be able to vote again, because their names will be uploaded through the Internet to show they have cast their ballots, Mawhorter said. Early versions of the plan called for early voting to move to different vote centers for single days, or to be at six of the eight locations for three days the week before Election Day.

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down, officials have said that HealthCare.gov will be running smoothly for the vast majority of users by Nov. 30. Some outside experts are concerned. “People are starting to get nervous because there is not enough indication from the government that things are on track,” said Caroline Pearson, who runs the health reform practice at Avalere Health, a market analysis firm. “You wonder if there are still underlying programming problems that are causing the system to shut down when volume is high.” Administration officials have not specified what “running smoothly” means, or what would constitute the “vast majority” of users. On daily media calls, Health and Human Services

department officials have described a situation where problems get fixed and then new issues crop up as consumers are able to venture further into the website. It’s a bit like traffic heading back to a city late on a summer Sunday: You get past one jam, and odds are you run into another. There was a hopeful sign this Tuesday when Julie Bataille, HHS communications director for the rollout, said that 275,000 people who got hung up in the early days are being invited back to try to complete their applications. The administration is sending the email invitations in batches, so as not to risk any disruptions. White House chief technology officer Todd Park told Congress on Wednesday that system response times are much faster, and error rates have plunged.

But other signals have raised questions. In a blog post on Saturday, Bataille quoted chief White House troubleshooter Jeff Zients as saying improvements would continue in “December, January, February — just like you do with any website.” Asked whether the Nov. 30 target was still achievable, Bataille said on Tuesday, “I want to be clear that our plan remains the same. We are on a path to make improvements week by week so that by the end of November, the site will be working for the vast majority of users.” It’s unlikely that Congress will let the effort keep floundering much beyond Nov. 1. Millions of lawmakers’ constituents are losing current individual policies that don’t meet the law’s requirements.

Final arguments presented in Angola Showgirl case BY MIKE MARTURELLO mmarturello@kpcmedia.com

SOUTH BEND — Attorneys for Fort Wayne strip club owner Alva Butler are hoping U.S. District Court Judge Robert Miller rules the city of Angola tried through legislation to prevent Butler from exercising his First Amendment rights in opening a Showgirl club in Angola. Attorneys for the city, on the other hand, claim Butler had not taken the proper steps to open a strip club in the city before new ordinances governing sexually oriented businesses and where they can be located were approved by the Angola Common Council. A ruling from Miller is not expected until after the holidays. That and other points were made Wednesday during final arguments by attorneys battling the case. The hearing was on a motion for a preliminary injunction against the city that would effectively negate actions taken Sept. 17, 2012, and Nov. 19, 2012, to change the city’s laws on sexually oriented businesses. Butler bought the former Slider’s Grill and Bar property at 310 W. Wendell Jacob Ave. in August 2012 with the intent of opening a Showgirl strip club. Butler owns Showgirl III in Fort Wayne. “The plaintiffs aren’t asking for the world here,” said attorney Matt Hoffer on behalf of Butler and his wife, Sandra, who have sued the city, claiming their First and 14th Amendment rights were violated. “What we don’t want to face is

prior restraint (of free speech) and buffer restrictions.” Scott Bergthold, attorney for the city and its employees Dean Twitchell, building commissioner, and Vivian Likes, city planner, argued that Butler’s attorneys failed to meet the required tests for relief through an injunction. “They have failed to justify all … of these factors,” Bergthold said. He said the city was correct in enacting laws governing sexually oriented businesses on Sept. 17, 2012, and that Showgirl could not be grandfathered for use under a previous ordinance because it had not yet opened. “They were never in a position to operate a sexually oriented business,” Bergthold said. Wednesday afternoon’s hearing was a continuation of an Oct. 25 hearing on the motion for preliminary injunction. The hearing lasted just short of four hours. Miller ordered Butler’s attorneys to submit within a week a draft of how they believe an injunction, if granted, should read. In another 30 days, the attorneys are supposed to submit proposed findings and conclusions based on law to the court. Unlike some court hearings where attorneys make their closing arguments unabated, Miller occasionally stopped the attorneys to ask questions about the points they were making. Most of Wednesday’s hearing was devoted to further testimony by Likes in cross examination. Hoffer spent much time going over city zoning laws and a variety

of email correspondence between Likes and Butler’s attorney at the time, Sara Seibert, and whether the yet-to-be-built Steuben County Multi-Use Trail constituted a public gathering place that would disqualify the Slider’s site under previous city zoning ordinance for a sexually oriented business. Hoffer tried to implicate Likes in delaying Butler’s efforts to get an improvement location permit until city zoning law was changed and delaying his efforts to get a permit to operate a sexually oriented business. “Did you intentionally delay processing the permit?” Bergthold asked Likes. “No,” she responded. Hoffer implied that Likes failed to answer emails from Seibert, though Likes testified she could not recall if that were the case. When Butler did apply for an improvement location permit in November 2012, it took nearly a month for Likes to deny the request due to an alleged lack of information. City regulations say a permit can’t be accepted for consideration if it is incomplete, and Likes said the Butler application was a mess. Bergthold said Butler ignored the city’s opinion on public gathering places, yet took no action to appeal a letter concerning that from Likes. In his closing statement, Hoffer also argued that Butler had a vested right in being allowed to operate based on his investment and money spent based on good faith actions through Twitchell.

Hoffer said Twitchell has lied about his knowledge of Butler’s intent, first testifying in a February appeals hearing that he thought the former Slider’s was going to become a steak house. Then, Hoffer said, “(Twitchell) let slip that he knew” that the property was going to be a strip club when he said in court that a wall he questioned was for a dressing room for the dancers. Hoffer said Twitchell was friendly with Butler and his workers, visited more times than the three he claimed, and Butler and his son, Jim, and workers followed all directions given them. Hoffer said things changed and Twitchell, possibly under pressure from higher-ups in city administration, eventually placed a stop work order on the project Oct. 22, 2012, after the city received a threat of a suit from Butler’s lead attorney, Bradley Shaffer, just days earlier. “Why is it there was this change of heart for Mr. Twitchell?” Hoffer said. “What changed is the city put the screws to Dean Twitchell.” Bergthold said Butler was not allowed to claim a vested right to operate because he violated city law in removing a load-bearing wall, for which a permit is required. “I don’t think you need to decide who is the most credible,” Bergthold told Miller. Also, Bergthold said, all of the allegations made about Twitchell were for activity that should be considered moot because Butler’s

property would not meet the setback standard of the Sept. 17, 2012, sexually oriented business law, which requires 750 feet of separation from any property that contains a residence. The property abuts at least three properties that contain residential structures. “What we have, your honor, is a bunch of facts they claim happened after Sept. 17,” Bergthold said. “All of the testimony we heard today was about activity that took place after Sept. 17. … Our position is none of that is relevant.” Hoffer argued that shortly after Butler purchased the property, the city sprang into action to enact laws that would prevent Butler from opening. “The important thing was keeping a gentlemen’s club out of town,” Hoffer said. While there might be a ruling shortly after the first of the new year on the motion for preliminary injunction, the case could be far from over. Still on the table is a motion from the city for summary judgment, which is a request of the judge to make a ruling based on the written arguments made thus far by the attorneys. Beyond that, there likely could be appeals by either side if they lose, and if their pockets are deep enough. During discussion about certain documents that would be allowed as evidence, attorneys for both sides said they wanted certain items admitted so they would be on the record in the event of an appeal.


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Nov. 1 4 , 1 970 — Forty-three members of the Marshall football team die when t heir chartered plane crashes in Kenova, W.Va. Nov. 1 4 , 1 9 92 — Marshall Faulk darts out of a monthlong slump with 3 00 yards and four touchdowns as San Diego St ate beats Hawaii 52-28. Nov. 1 4, 1 9 93 — Don Shula breaks George Halas’ c areer record for victories with No. 325 as the Miami Dolphins defeat Philadelphia 1 9-1 4. Shula’s record: 325-1 53-6 in 3 1 seasons with Baltimore and Miami; Halas, 324-1 5 1-3 1 in 4 0 seasons with Chic ago. Nov. 1 4 , 200 4 — Peyton Manning shreds Houston for 320 yards and five t ouchdowns, tying N F L record with his third game this season with five TD passes. Vikings’ Daunte Culpepper set the record earlier t his season.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A.J. Hammons didn’t look like he’d missed any playing time. Purdue’s 7-foot center returned after being suspended for both exhibition games and the regularseason opener for violating team rules. He had 12 points, seven blocks and five rebounds in just 17 minutes to help the Boilermakers beat Central Connecticut State 109-73 on Wednesday night. Hammons said he was glad to be back. “It felt really great, to tell you the truth,” he said. “Sitting on the bench kind of sucked. It felt good to be out there with my teammates.” Hammons wasn’t trying to make up for lost time when he returned. “I just came out to play,” he said. “Coaches told me to just focus and don’t try to do too much extra stuff. They said to just come out and play. I made a couple of good plays, I guess, at the beginning and it just kept going into the second half.” At times last season, Hammons could be lured into committing fouls on his block attempts. He got his seven blocks on Wednesday while committing just one foul. “We talk about it,” Purdue coach Matt Painter said. “We watch film in terms of when to wall up and stay big and when to be able to commit

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to blocking a shot. You don’t realize how big he is until sometimes when he just actually raises his hands, and sometimes, he’ll block a shot just standing flat on his feet.” Terone Johnson scored 17 points, Rapheal Davis scored 14 points and Errick Peck and Ronnie Johnson each added 11 for the Boilermakers (2-0), who bounced back from a shaky effort in a 77-76 win over

Northern Kentucky on Nov. 8. The Boilermakers shot 54 percent from the field and committed just nine turnovers. It was the highest point total by a Purdue team since scoring 119 against LIU-Brooklyn on Nov. 14, 1997. Kyle Vinales scored 22 points for Central Connecticut State, but he made just 6 of 21 field goals.

Faronte Drakeford added 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Blue Devils (0-2). “We were basically helpless,” Central Connecticut coach Howie Dickenman said. “I’ve been around the block a little bit, but I don’t think I’ve ever used the word ‘helpless’ because we just didn’t have any answers.” Central Connecticut started off on an 8-2 run. After Purdue evened things up at 10, the Blue Devils pushed their lead out to 17-12. The Boilermakers responded with an 18-0 run that spanned more than five minutes to take control of the game. “We just decided that we were going to lock down and play harder than the way we had before,” Peck said. “We got some rebounds, got the ball moving a little bit. Just rebounding the ball was really key.” Purdue shot 54 percent in the first half, taking a 54-32 lead at the break. Johnson scored 10 points in the first half while Peck added seven. Hammons had six points and five blocks in 10 minutes of action in the first half. “He seemed like he did whatever he wanted to do,” Dickenman said. “Big, wide, space-eater, and we just couldn’t handle him.”

Team concept huge for Pacers Kershaw, INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Paul George looked up at the scoreboard Monday night and realized Lance Stephenson was closing in on a triple-double, he got right to work. As George went on another scoring binge to help the Pacers pull away from Memphis, he wanted Stephenson to share the spotlight. So George quickly made a 20-foot jumper with 10:56 left in the game, giving Stephenson his 10th assist, then jogged over to his teammate and gave him a low-five. It’s hardly an unprecedented sight around the NBA, but in a league that has been built on big names, individual numbers and 1-on-1 matchups, George’s reaction was emblematic of what the Pacers have become — a team that celebrates everyone’s accomplishments. “I think it’s different from most of the teams I’ve been around, other than the last two or three years,” said coach Frank Vogel, who has spent 17 seasons working in the NBA. “I think this is the most selfless team I’ve been part of.” What the NBA’s last unbeaten team has cobbled together is a perfect mix of productivity, stability and camaraderie. Four of Indiana’s five starters are averaging double figures, led by George (24.9 points) and Stephenson (14.3). Fans have already been serenading George with chants of “MVP! MVP!”, and Stephenson has made no secret he wants to become the next Indiana player to earn the league’s Most Improved Player Award. George won it last season.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Max Scherzer of the Detroit Tigers breezed Wednesday to baseball’s Cy Young Awards. Kershaw won the prize as the National League’s best pitcher for the second time in three seasons after posting a 1.83 ERA — lowest in the majors in 13 years. “This is such a cool thing. I can’t even explain what it means to me,” Kershaw said in an interview on MLB Network. “It really is a huge honor.” The 25-year-old lefty with a big-breaking curve drew 29 of 30 first-place votes from members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals was picked first on one ballot. AP Kershaw went 16-9 and topped the NL with 232 strikeouts. He Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson reacts to hitting a also won the Cy Young Award in three-point basket against the Memphis Grizzlies in the first half 2011 and finished second last year of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis Monday. The Pacers to knuckleballer R.A. Dickey. remain undefeated on the season. Scherzer took the AL honor Hill is continuing to develop his Center Roy Hibbert is on the after leading the majors with ball-handling skills as he becomes a 21 wins. He received 28 of 30 cusp of joining the double-digit club, averaging 9.9 points, but he’s more consistent scorer. first-place votes. Add all of that to a vastly more excited about leading NBA The right-hander lost only three improved bench that is only going times and was the lone 20-game in blocks (4.4). His goal is to win to get deeper when Danny Granger winner in baseball. He ranked the league’s Defensive Player of returns from a strained left calf, the Year Award. second in the majors with 240 perhaps as early as next week, plus strikeouts and was fifth in the AL Power forward David West, Indiana’s inspirational leader, might the league’s No. 1 defense, and with a 2.90 ERA. it’s obvious why the Pacers could have gotten more money in free Scherzer smiled and raised become the NBA’s first team to go both arms when the results were agency last summer but decided 9-0 since the 2002-03 Mavericks, to stick around to make a title run announced. with his pals. And guard George SEE PACERS, PAGE B2 SEE CY, PAGE B2

Colts, Titans eager to play tonight NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Colts and Titans both feel embarrassed and disgusted with themselves, ready to move. They get to do so quickly. Indianapolis is coming off its worst loss since 2011, and Tennessee just became the first team to lose to the Jaguars. So both the Colts and Titans are eager to play again, even if their bodies still ache with a four-day turnaround. The faster the better so at least one team can ease the pain in this AFC South showdown. “That we can get back on the field as soon as possible and atone for our sins if you will,” Colts quarterback Andrew Luck said of playing Thursday night. “I’m sure the Titans are feeling the same way.” The Colts lost 38-8 to St. Louis and former Titans coach Jeff Fisher last week in their worst loss since being routed by 55 points in New Orleans in 2011. They fell behind early — again — and Luck couldn’t pull them out of another hole. Still,

they have a two-game lead over the Titans in the AFC South, and a win would give them a road victory over each divisional team. “We know that’s going to be a heavyweight fight,” Colts coach Chuck Pagano said. The Titans not only are trying to bounce back from a short week but also the loss of their starting quarterback. Jake Locker suffered a Lisfranc injury to his right foot in last week’s 29-27 loss to Jacksonville, moving Ryan Fitzpatrick into the lineup for the rest of the season. This is the first of two games between these teams in three weeks. A Tennessee win not only trims the Colts’ lead in the division but keeps a franchise chasing its first playoff berth since 2008 in the mix for the AFC’s final wild-card berth. “Being able to get the Colts two times in three weeks, that’d be pretty good for us if we can pull that off,” Titans running back Chris Johnson said.

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basketball fans. Most of all, according to STATS. They he wanted guys who were play together. simply committed to doing “I think we just built that whatever it took to win. (chemistry) over the years,” The results have been George said Wednesday impressive. following a rare early season After falling to Miami in practice. “I think we always seven games in the Eastern wanted to pull for one Conference finals, the Pacers another before, but we didn’t returned this season on a know how to do it. As the bold mission to dethrone the years went on and our core two-time defending champs. stayed together, it’s helped. So far, so good. Now, when guys come in, On Monday, Indiana they understand how tight we completed a five-game sweep are and how they will fit in.” in seven days, something It’s no fluke. Vogel noted he had never When Larry Bird started before experienced. The transforming the Pacers from Pacers return to action again playoff outsiders into title this weekend with another hopefuls, he wanted to build back-to-back — Friday at around a group of players home against short-handed who worked relentlessly Milwaukee and Saturday at at improving. He wanted Chicago against a hobbled guys who were comfortable Derrick Rose (hamstring). filling roles and who could The quick start, the best in embrace a style that would franchise history, has already appeal to Indiana’s purist given the Pacers a leg up.

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“It’s unbelievable. It just vindicates everything I’ve done,” he said, acknowledging all the run support he received from Detroit’s powerful lineup probably helped his candidacy. “I’ve been working so hard all these years to get better and better,” he added. “I think I took a big step forward in 2013.” Yu Darvish of the Texas Rangers was second, marking the highest finish by a Japanese-born pitcher in Cy Young voting. Hisashi Iwakuma of the Seattle Mariners came in third. Wainwright went 19-9 for St. Louis and finished behind Kershaw. Miami right-hander Jose Fernandez, picked earlier this week as the NL Rookie of the Year, was third. Kershaw’s win marked the record 11th time a

Dodgers pitcher has won the Cy Young since the award was first presented in 1956. Sandy Koufax won three times, and the Hall of Fame lefty has developed a friendship with Kershaw. Voting for the Cy Youngs was done before the playoffs began. Kershaw went 1-0 in two sharp starts against Atlanta in the division series, then lost twice to St. Louis in the NL championship. The Cardinals tagged him in a 9-0 romp in the clinching Game 6. “We came up short. I didn’t pitch the way I should have in the last game,” he said. Kershaw has been an All-Star the past three seasons and put up eye-popping statistics. Now, he said, the only thing left for him to do is win the World Series. “I want that ring,” he said.

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NATIONWIDE SERIES

CAMPING WORLD TRUCKS

Race: Ford EcoBoost 400 Where: Homestead-Miami Speedway When: Sunday, 3 p.m. (ET) TV: ESPN 2012 Winner: Jeff Gordon (right)

Race: Ford EcoBoost 300 Where: Homestead-Miami Speedway When: Saturday, 4:30 p.m. (ET) TV: ESPN 2012 Winner: Regan Smith

Race: Ford EcoBoost 200 Where: Homestead-Miami Speedway When: Friday, 8 p.m. (ET) TV: Fox Sports 1 2012 Winner: Cale Gale

Kevin Harvick victorious at Phoenix; closes current Sprint Cup chapter on positive note

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people, and I think as we move forward, will probably make us closer as friends. “I think that situation really put into perspective — just made you think about everything that we’ve been able to accomplish and the things that we’ve been through together. It’s more of a family conversation than it probably .HYLQ+DUYLFNFDSWXUHGWKHFKHFNHUHGÁDJ was a racing conver- for the win in the Sprint Cup AdvoCare 500 at sation.” Phoenix. Harvick said he and Childress have learned lots of life lessons together, including during the difficult times in 2001 when Dale Earnhardt was killed and Harvick was called on to take over his car. “You always try to take those Harvick in Victory Lane at Phoenix. situations, and you want to make your race team better, but in the end, you want to be a better person, and you try to take those situations and apply them to what you’re doing and make yourself better,” he said. “I think we’ve been through a lot of the situations. He’s taught me a lot about being a dad.” Childress said he’s proud of what he and Harvick have done, on and off the track. “This is just another chapter in life that we’re all living,” he said. “You’ve got to be tough to hang in there and make it, and we did a lot together. We’ve won a lot. We’ve been through some tough times.”

Nationwide Series driver’s and owner’s championships both up for grabs at Homestead-Miami

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With Jimmie Johnson leaving Phoenix International Raceway with a 28-point lead over Matt Kenseth and needing to finish just 23rd in this week’s season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway to secure his sixth Sprint Cup title, the post-race interviews at Phoenix were more like reflections on the season than buildup to the finale. Kenseth, who entered Phoenix just seven points out of the lead, struggled to a 23rd-place finish, so his only hopes for winning the title depend on a similar — and unlikely — collapse by Johnson at Homestead. Kenseth’s post-race comments came across like a concession speech, one in which he had nothing but praise for his No. 20 Toyota team, even though he’d just climbed from a car his crew was never able to get up to speed. “I’m obviously disappointed,” he said. “On the other hand, I couldn’t be happier and more proud of my team and, man … this has been the best year of my racing career, really. “It’s been an awesome season. You’re going to have days like this and of course we wanted to finish off here the last couple weeks. You can’t really just grab one race. “Some days are going to be great days, fortunately, for us, and others aren’t going to be as great.” His crew chief, Jason Ratcliff, shouldered the blame for the car’s lack of speed, and for confusion on a pit stop that cost them positions on the track. “Looking back on it now, the car just wasn’t responding the way that our typical Joe Gibbs Racing cars do,” he said. “They’re very responsive when you make changes to them. “All in all, I’m not so sure that our teammates didn’t fight something similar. So, I can’t say it’s a bad car. We just didn’t push the right button all weekend.” Over in the winner’s interview, Kevin Harvick and his car owner, Richard Childress — who will be separating after next weekend — seemed very happy to be able to close the current chapters of their lives on a positive note. That’s especially important to them after a dust-up at Martinsville in which Harvick was critical of Childress’ grandson Ty Dillon after the two crashed in the Camping World Truck Series race. Harvick even got emotional talking about his relationship with Childress, the only Cup owner he’s had for his entire career. “There’s no better way to go out than to do what we’ve done this year,” said Harvick, who took the lead coming to the white flag as race leader Carl Edwards ran out of fuel. “Obviously, we went to Martinsville and I said things that I shouldn’t have said and put everybody in a position that was not good, but I think we had conversations about things after that that probably made us closer as

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Erik Jones breaks record as youngest NASCAR winner with Truck victory at Phoenix

Mark Martin scratch, it will be pretty cool,” he said. “It will be one tremendous career that we did some really great things and I got out of it without paying a big price.” Through his career, Martin has won 40 Cup races, 49 in the Nationwide Series and seven more in the Camping World Truck Series. He indicated he’ll probably do some testing and other work for Stewart-Haas Racing next year. Bobby Labonte has maintained that he’s open to more driving jobs, even if they’re in the Nationwide or Truck Series. Burton said he doesn’t foresee any of

Bobby Labonte the group walking away from NASCAR entirely. “I find it hard to believe that we won’t still be around in some form or fashion,” he said. “Now the chances that any of us are going to be running for a Cup championship next year are obviously next to nothing. But Mark Martin has a tremendous amount of value of being able to have a positive impact on this sport in some form. So does Bobby Labonte, and I feel that about myself as well.” Burton said it’s inevitable that older drivers eventually move on, creating opportunities for a new crop of young drivers. “When I came in, a spot was created for me, somehow, some way,” he said. “It’s just the natural cycle of things.”

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2013 Sprint Cup finale could mark end of an era for some established NASCAR stars It’s looking like Sunday’s Sprint Cup season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway could mark the end of a major era as far as some of the sport’s established stars are concerned. The Ford 400 likely will be the final Sprint Cup start for veteran Ken Schrader, and it could be the last for Bobby Labonte, who has not announced plans for 2014 and is losing his ride in the No. 47 Toyota. Mark Martin also said he has no immediate plans to continue racing. Jeff Burton will make his final run in the No. 31 Chevrolet at Richard Childress Racing, but he’s not revealed his plans for next season other than to say he’ll be racing somewhere. Bill Elliott hasn’t made an official retirement announcement, but he hasn’t competed in Cup since July 2012, and Terry Labonte, now a part-time competitor, indicated recently that he doesn’t plan to continue racing indefinitely. Juan Pablo Montoya also will be leaving the NASCAR scene, taking a full-time IndyCar ride with Roger Penske next season. Martin, 54, told reporters at Phoenix that he’s not planning on racing after Homestead, where he’ll complete his stint at the wheel of the No. 14 Chevrolet usually driven by Tony Stewart, who is out with a broken leg. “If I get through Homestead without a

Both the driver’s and owner’s championships in the Nationwide Series are very much in play in Saturday’s season-ending Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Austin Dillon enters the race with an eightpoint lead over Sam Hornish Jr. in the driver contest after the two finished third and fifth, respectively, at Phoenix International Raceway last Saturday. On the owner’s side, J.D. Gibbs moved to within four points of leader Roger Penske after Gibbs’ No. 54, driven by Kyle Busch, scored his 12th win of the season. Penske entered the race up by 26 over Gibbs, but his No. 22 Ford, driven by Brad Keselowski, was damaged in a crash and finished 19th. Hornish, who does not have a ride for 2014, said he believes his eight-point deficit to Dillon can be overcome, and he said it would mean a lot to him to be able to capitalize on what could be his last chance to win a NASCAR title. “I want to win the championship because at this point in time, I don’t know what the opportunities for me to win another one will be,” he said. “I feel like this last year has shown something that I’ve known for a while, and it’s just me being able to back it up with the results. “We don’t have as many wins as we’d like to at this point, but I feel like being able to go out there and race against top-level Cup guys and to race the way that we did [at Phoenix] and throughout the season — I feel pretty good about that, so I’ve got my head held high on that one, and we’re going to continue to work hard to try to figure out how to continue to be in this sport as long as I can.” Busch said he was happy to be able to put Gibbs within reach of the owner’s title, especially after a disappointing 26th-place run at Texas the week before.

The youth movement continues in the Camping World Truck Series as another age record was set at Phoenix International Raceway last Friday. Erik Jones became the circuit’s youngest winner, at 17 years, 5 months and 9 days old. Erik Jones He broke the record celebrates his set earlier this year Lucas Oil 150 by Chase Elliott, who win at Phoenix. won at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park at age 17 years, 9 months and 4 days. Jones, racing in the Truck Series for the fifth time, led a race-high 84 laps [of 150] and made a daring pass on Ross Chastain with nine laps remaining to get the victory, which gives him top-10 finishes in all his Truck Series starts. “Being able to be the youngest winner here and get this deal done in the Truck Series is amazing,” Jones said. “Never would have ever thought I’d have the opportunity in the Truck Series this year before they lowered the age for these [shorter] tracks.” Jones got the win drivingDrivers the same Toyota in the top 10 Laps from the Kyle Busch Motorsports shoppoints that in Sprint Cup completed a victory victhis Darrell Wallace his historic this season by JamieJr. drove inwithout season: Dale McMurray, tops among all Speedway tory at Martinsville twoEarnhardt weeks Jr., Clint Bowyer and Kurt Sprint Cup drivers. before. Busch. Veteran Laps Truck led driver Matt Crafton finDrivers who have ished fifththis atseason Phoenix and only needs to started every Sprint by Jimmie start Friday’s season finale at Homestead Cup race this season. Johnson, the most of any to secure his first series championship. Sprint Cup driver.

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Prep Football How Top 10 Indiana high school boys football teams fared: Class 6A 1. Penn (12-0) beat Portage, 28-7, beat Chesterton, 30-0, beat Lake Central, 33-6, vs. Carmel, Friday. 2. Indpls Ben Davis (8-3) beat Avon, 35-14, lost to Pike, 34-32. 3. Center Grove (11-1) beat New Albany, 70-14, beat Jeffersonville 35-0, beat Southport, 56-14, at Warren Central, Friday. 4. Southport (11-1) beat Perry Meridian, 45-19, beat Indianapolis Tech, 27-10, lost to Center Grove, 56-14. 5. Fishers (9-2) beat Noblesville, 17-13, lost to Carmel, 35-20. 6. Carmel (9-3) beat Hamilton Southeastern, 40-7, beat Fishers, 35-20, beat Carroll (Forty Wayne), 38-7, at Penn, Friday. 7. Merrillville (9-2) beat Lafayette Jeff, 39-18, lost to Lake Central, 31-0. 8. Warren Central (9-3) beat Lawrence Central, 14-0, beat North Central (Indianapolis), 14-7, beat Pike, 24-21, vs. Center Grove, Friday. 9. Indpls Pike (7-5) beat Brownsburg, 57-7, beat Ben Davis, 34-32, lost to Warren Central, 24-21. 10. Hamilton Southeastern (7-3) lost to Carmel, 40-7. Class 5A 1. Westfield (10-1) beat Harrison (West Lafayette), 42-14, beat McCutcheon, 45-21, at Ft. Wayne Snider, Friday. 2. Terre Haute North (9-2) idle, beat Castle, 38-13, beat Evansville North, 42-7, vs. Bloomington North, Friday. 3. Whiteland (9-2) beat Franklin, 24-22, beat Floyd Central, 41-20, vs. Indpls Cathedral, Friday. 4. Ft. Wayne Snider (9-2) beat Fort Wayne Wayne, 15-7, beat Fort Wayne North, 17-14, OT, vs. Westfield, Friday. 5. Indpls Cathedral (7-5) beat Decatur Central, 54-26, beat Zionsville, 35-21, beat Anderson, 56-13, at Whiteland, Friday. 6. Martinsville (7-3) lost to Bloomington South, 55-22. 7. Mishawaka (9-3) beat LaPorte, 38-14, beat South Bend Adams, 27-0, beat Munster, 24-17, at Concord, Friday. 8. Concord (9-2) beat Elkhart Memorial, 23-7, beat Elkhart Central, 34-0, vs. Mishawaka, Friday. 9. Ft. Wayne North (7-4) beat Huntington North, 42-20, lost to Fort Wayne Snider, 17-14, OT. 10. Munster (7-4) beat Michigan City, 21-13, lost to Mishawaka, 24-17. Class 4A 1. Columbus East (12-0) beat Madison, 55-6, beat Greenwood, 49-14, beat Shelbyville, 42-7, vs. Jasper, Friday. 2. New Palestine (12-0) beat Pendleton Heights, 62-40, beat Muncie South, 53-0, beat Mount Vernon (Fortville), 33-0, vs. Indpls Chatard, Friday. 3. New Prairie (12-0) beat Kankakee Valley, 62-0, beat Plymouth, 42-21, beat South Bend St. Joseph, 28-6, at E. Chicago, Friday. 4. Indpls Chatard (9-3) beat Northview, 48-7, beat Danville, 49-6, beat Indpls Roncalli, 28-8, at New Palestine, Friday. 5. Leo (10-1) beat Wawasee, 35-7, lost to East Noble, 10-7. 6. Jasper (11-1) beat Ev. Harrison, 40-7, beat Ev. Central, 28-7, beat Ev. Reitz, 17-9, at Columbus East, Friday. 7. Indpls Roncalli (8-4) beat Mooresville, 48-6, beat Lebanon 28-0, lost to Indpls Chatard, 28-8. 8. New Haven (11-1) beat Fort Wayne South, 47-14, beat Frankfort 47-0, beat Norwell, 37-7, Ft. Wayne Dwenger, Friday. 9. E. Noble (9-3) beat NorthWood, 55-21, beat Leo, 10-7, lost to Fort Wayne Dwenger, 33-13. 10. Mt. Vernon (Hancock) (9-3) beat Beech Grove, 49-14, beat Greenfield-Central, 16-13, lost to New Palestine, 33-0. Class 3A 1. Andrean (12-0) beat Knox, 58-6, beat Calumet, 52-12, beat John Glenn, 42-0, vs. Jimtown, Friday. 2. Gibson Southern (12-0) beat Vincennes Lincoln, 42-21, beat Evansville Memorial, 29-23, beat Evansville Bosse, 39-35, vs. Brownstown, Friday. 3. Batesville (9-1) lost to Indian Creek, 17-14. 4. Brownstown (12-0) beat Washington, 62-30, beat North Harrison, 52-13, beat Charlestown, 62-6, at Gibson Southern, Friday. 5. Yorktown (10-2) beat Eastbrook, 21-20, beat Northwestern, 49-7, lost to West Lafayette, 54-41. 6. W. Lafayette (11-1) beat Delta, 50-12, beat Western, 34-7, beat Yorktown, 54-41, vs. Ft. Wayne Concordia, Friday. 7. Indpls Brebeuf (9-3) beat North Montgomery, 48-14, beat Western Boone, 24-0, beat Tri-West, 42-21, at Guerin Catholic, Friday. 8. Western (9-2) beat Mississinewa, 41-28, lost to West Lafayette, 34-7. 9. Ft. Wayne Concordia (9-3) beat Lakeland, 28-14, beat Bellmont, 48-15, beat Fort Wayne Luers, 42-21, at W. Lafayette, Friday. 10. Hamilton Hts. (8-3) beat Lawrenceburg, 55-7, lost to Indian Creek, 34-27. Class 2A 1. Ev. Mater Dei (11-1) beat Forest Park, 49-7, beat Sullivan, 35-20, lost to Southridge, 21-19. 2. Lafayette Catholic (9-2) beat N. Putnam, 51-0, lost to Tipton, 28-24. 3. Indpls Ritter (10-2) beat Indpls Washington, 58-20, beat Monrovia, 48-12, beat Speedway, 35-10, at Indpls Scecina, Friday. 4. Indpls Scecina (10-2) beat Centerville, 49-13, beat Winchester, 48-8, beat Shenandoah, 46-14, vs. Indpls Ritter, Friday. 5. Rensselaer (10-2) beat Hammond Noll, 52-19, beat N. Judson, 43-14, beat Bowman Academy, 40-12, vs. Bremen, Friday. 6. Southridge (10-2) beat Tell City, 28-27, beat North Posey, 27-21, beat Ev. Mater Dei, 21-19, at Paoli, Friday. 7. Tipton (9-3) beat Lewis Cass, 38-13, beat Lafayette Central Catholic, 28-24, beat Delphi, 37-21, vs. Oak Hill, Friday. 8. Triton Central (9-3) beat Milan, 35-0, beat Providence 28-7, lost to Paoli, 21-14. 9. Churubusco (8-3) beat Eastside, 28-13, lost to Bremen 35-28. 10. Woodlan (8-4) beat Central Noble, 57-26, beat Prairie Hts. 32-6, lost to Bremen, 20-13. Class 1A 1. Linton (12-0) beat Union (Dugger), 71-0, beat Tecumseh 28-24, beat Perry Central, 42-9, at Fountain Central, Friday. 2. N. Vermillion (10-1) beat Rockville, 27-6, lost to Attica 13-7. 3. Winamac (12-0) beat Lake Station, 73-14, beat Whiting 41-20, beat West Central, 33-7, at Pioneer, Friday. 4. Eastern (Hancock) (12-0) beat Union City, 78-27, beat Cambridge City 62-0, beat Northeastern, 57-36, at S. Putnam, Friday. 5. S. Putnam (11-1) beat Trinity Lutheran, 64-0, beat W. Washington 26-13, beat Indianapolis Lutheran, 42-28, vs. Eastern (Hancock), Friday. 6. Fountain Central (11-1) beat Riverton Parke, 68-12, beat N. Central (Farmersburg) 34-20, beat Attica, 48-12, at Linton, Friday. 7. Whiting (9-2) beat LaVille, lost to Winamac 41-20. 8. Tri-Central (11-1) beat Clinton Central, 37-6, beat Sheridan 35-7, beat Clinton Prairie, 32-0, at S. Adams, Friday. 9. Pioneer (10-2) beat Seeger, 59-6, beat Carroll (Flora) 41-6, beat Frontier, 32-0, vs. Winamac, Friday. 10. N. Central (Farmersburg) (8-3) beat Turkey Run, 46-0, lost to Fountain Central 34-20.

Friday’s Games CLASS 6A Semistate Penn (12-0) at Carmel (9-3), 7:30 p.m. Center Grove (11-1) at Warren Central (9-3), 7 p.m. Class 5A Regional Mishawaka (9-3) at Concord (9-2), 7 p.m. Westfield (10-1) at Fort Wayne Snider (9-2), 7:30 p.m. Indianapolis Cathedral (7-5) at Whiteland (9-2), 7 p.m. Bloomington North (7-4) at Terre Haute North (9-2), 7 p.m. Class 4A Regional New Prairie (12-0) at East Chicago Central (10-2), 8 p.m. New Haven (11-1) at Fort Wayne Dwenger (9-3), 7 p.m. Indianapolis Chatard (9-3) at New Palestine (12-0), 7 p.m. Jasper (11-1) at Columbus East (12-0), 8 p.m. Class 3A Regional Jimtown (10-2) at Andrean (12-0), 8 p.m. Fort Wayne Concordia (9-3) at West Lafayette (11-1), 7 p.m. Brebeuf Jesuit (9-3) at Guerin Catholic (5-7), 7 p.m. Brownstown Central (12-0) at Gibson Southern (12-0), 8 p.m. Class 2A Regional Bremen (9-3) at Rensselaer Central (10-2), 7:30 p.m. Oak Hill (9-3) at Tipton (9-3), 7 p.m. Indianapolis Ritter (10-2) at Indianapolis Scecina (10-2), 7 p.m. Southridge (10-2) at Paoli (10-2), 7:30 p.m. Class 1A Regional Winamac (12-0) at Pioneer (10-2), 7 p.m. Tri-Central (11-1) at South Adams (5-7), 7:30 p.m. Eastern Hancock (12-0) at South Putnam (11-1), 7 p.m. Fountain Central (11-1) at LintonStockton (12-0), 7:30 p.m.

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NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Philadelphia 5 4 .556 — Toronto 4 5 .444 1 Boston 4 5 .444 1 New York 3 4 .429 1 Brooklyn 2 4 .333 1½ Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 5 3 .625 — Atlanta 4 4 .500 1 Charlotte 4 4 .500 1 Orlando 4 5 .444 1½ Washington 2 6 .250 3 Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 8 0 1.000 — Chicago 3 3 .500 4 Cleveland 3 6 .333 5½ Milwaukee 2 5 .286 5½ Detroit 2 5 .286 5½ WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 8 1 .889 — Dallas 5 3 .625 2½ Houston 5 4 .556 3 New Orleans 3 5 .375 4½ Memphis 3 5 .375 4½ Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 5 1 .833 — Portland 5 2 .714 ½ Minnesota 6 3 .667 ½ Denver 2 4 .333 3 Utah 0 8 .000 6 Pacific Division W L Pct GB Phoenix 5 2 .714 — L.A. Clippers 5 3 .625 ½ Golden State 5 3 .625 ½ L.A. Lakers 4 5 .444 2 Sacramento 1 5 .167 3½ Tuesday’s Games Miami 118, Milwaukee 95 Dallas 105, Washington 95 Golden State 113, Detroit 95 L.A. Lakers 116, New Orleans 95 Wednesday’s Games Orlando 94, Milwaukee 91 Philadelphia 123, Houston 117, OT Charlotte 89, Boston 83 Minnesota 124, Cleveland 95 Toronto 103, Memphis 87 New York 95, Atlanta 91 San Antonio 92, Washington 79 L.A. Lakers at Denver, late New Orleans at Utah, late Phoenix at Portland, late Brooklyn at Sacramento, kate Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers, late Thursday’s Games Houston at New York, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Milwaukee at Indiana, 7 p.m. Chicago at Toronto, 7 p.m. Portland at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Denver, 8 p.m. Brooklyn at Phoenix, 9 p.m. San Antonio at Utah, 9 p.m. Memphis at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Detroit at Sacramento, 10:30 p.m.

National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 18 13 5 0 26 56 43 Boston 17 11 5 1 23 48 30 Toronto 18 11 6 1 23 52 42 Detroit 19 9 5 5 23 47 51 Montreal 19 9 8 2 20 49 42 Ottawa 18 7 7 4 18 53 56 Florida 19 4 11 4 12 40 66 Buffalo 20 4 15 1 9 36 63 Metropolitan Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 18 11 7 0 22 51 42 Washington 19 10 8 1 21 61 55 N.Y. Rangers18 9 9 0 18 41 49 Carolina 18 7 7 4 18 34 49 New Jersey 18 6 7 5 17 38 46 N.Y. Islanders19 7 9 3 17 54 61 Philadelphia 18 7 10 1 15 33 45 Columbus 17 6 10 1 13 44 50 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Colorado 17 14 3 0 28 55 30 Chicago 18 12 2 4 28 66 49 Minnesota 19 11 4 4 26 50 41 St. Louis 16 11 2 3 25 54 37 Winnipeg 20 9 9 2 20 53 57 Dallas 17 8 7 2 18 46 52 Nashville 18 8 8 2 18 38 57 Pacific Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Anaheim 20 15 4 1 31 68 48 Phoenix 19 13 4 2 28 63 58 San Jose 18 11 2 5 27 66 43 Vancouver 20 11 7 2 24 54 54 Los Angeles 18 11 6 1 23 52 44 Calgary 18 6 9 3 15 49 64 Edmonton 19 4 13 2 10 48 75 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Tuesday’s Games Buffalo 3, Los Angeles 2, SO Tampa Bay 2, Montreal 1, SO Winnipeg 3, Detroit 2, SO N.Y. Islanders 3, Nashville 1 New Jersey 3, N.Y. Rangers 2 Washington 4, Columbus 3, OT Carolina 2, Colorado 1 Philadelphia 5, Ottawa 0 Florida 3, Anaheim 2 Phoenix 3, St. Louis 2, OT San Jose 3, Calgary 2, OT Wednesday’s Games Minnesota 2, Toronto 1, SO Philadelphia 2, Pittsburgh 1 Dallas at Edmonton, late Thursday’s Games Columbus at Boston, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Chicago, 8 p.m. Colorado at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Dallas at Calgary, 9 p.m. San Jose at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Friday’s Games Toronto at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Nashville at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Carolina, 7 p.m. Montreal at Columbus, 7 p.m. Boston at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Florida at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. San Jose at Edmonton, 10 p.m.

World Cup Soccer 2014 Qualifying Home countries listed first NORTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN-OCEANIA PLAYOFF Home-and-home Winner qualifies Wednesday, Nov. 13 At Mexico City Mexico 5, New Zealand 1 Wednesday, Nov. 20 At Wellington, New Zealand New Zealand vs. Mexico, 1 a.m. EUROPE PLAYOFFS Home-and-home Winners qualify Iceland vs. Croatia Friday, Nov. 15 At Reykjavik, Iceland Iceland vs. Croatia, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 At Zagreb, Croatia Croatia vs. Iceland, 2:15 p.m. Greece vs. Romania Friday, Nov. 15 At Piraeus, Greece Greece vs. Romania, 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 At Bucharest, Romania Romania vs. Greece, 2 p.m. Portugal vs. Sweden Friday, Nov. 15 At Lisbon, Portugal Portugal vs. Sweden, 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 At Stockholm Sweden vs. Portugal, 2:45 p.m. Ukraine vs. France Friday, Nov. 15 At Kiev, Ukraine Ukraine vs. France, 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 At Paris

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France vs. Ukraine, 3 p.m. SOUTH AMERICA-ASIA PLAYOFF Home-and-home Winner qualifies Wednesday, Nov. 13 At Amman, Jordan Uruguay 5, Jordan 0 Wednesday, Nov. 20 At Montevideo, Uruguay Uruguay vs. Jordan, 6 p.m. AFRICA THIRD ROUND Home-and-home Winners qualify Ivory Coast vs. Senegal Saturday, Oct. 12 At Abidjan, Ivory Coast Ivory Coast 3, Senegal 1 Saturday, Nov. 16 At Casablanca, Morocco Senegal vs. Ivory Coast, 2 p.m. Ethiopia vs. Nigeria Sunday, Oct. 13 At Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Ethiopia 1, Nigeria 2 Saturday, Nov. 16 At Calabar, Nigeria Nigeria vs. Ethiopia, 2 p.m. Tunisia vs. Cameroon Sunday, Oct. 13 At Rades, Tunisia Tunisia 0, Cameroon 0 Sunday, Nov. 17 At Yaounde, Cameroon Cameroon vs. Tunisia, 9:30 a.m. Ghana vs. Egypt Tuesday, Oct. 15 At Kumasi, Ghana Ghana 6, Egypt 1 Monday, Nov. 18 At Cairo Egypt vs. Ghana, 11 a.m. Burkina Faso vs. Algeria Saturday, Oct. 12 At Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Burkina Faso 3, Algeria 2 Tuesday, Nov. 19 At Blida, Algeria Algeria vs. Bukina Faso, 1:15 p.m.

U.S. Soccer 2013 Schedule All Times EST (Won 16, Lost 3, Tied 2) Tuesday, Jan. 29 — United States 0, Canada 0 q-Wednesday, Feb. 6 — Honduras 2, United States 1 q-Friday, March 22 — United States 1, Costa Rica 0 q-Tuesday, March 26 — United States 0, Mexico 0 Wednesday, May 29 — Belgium 4, United States 2 Sunday, June 2 — United States 4, Germany 3 q-Friday, June 7 — United States 2, Jamaica 1 q-Tuesday, June 11 — United States 2, Panama 0 q-Tuesday, June 18 — United States 1, Honduras 0 Friday, July 5 — United States 6, Guatemala 0 a-Tuesday, July 9 — United States 6, Belize 1 a-Saturday, July 13 — United States 4, Cuba 1 a-Tuesday, July 16 — United States 1, Costa Rica 0 a-Sunday, July 21 — United States 5, El Salvador 1 a-Wednesday, July 24 — United States 3, Honduras 1 a-Sunday, July 28 — United States 1, Panama 0 Wednesday, Aug. 14 — United States 4, Bosnia-Herzegovina 3 q-Friday, Sept. 6 — Costa Rica 3, United States 1 q-Tuesday, Sept. 10 — United States 2, Mexico 0 q-Friday, Oct. 11 — United States 2, Jamaica 0 q-Tuesday, Oct. 15 — United States 3, Panama 2 Friday, Nov. 15 — vs. Scotland at Glasgow, Scotland, 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 — vs. Austria at Vienna, 2:45 p.m. q-World Cup qualifier a-CONCACAF Gold Cup

MLS Playoff Glance CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP Eastern Conference Leg 1 — Saturday, Nov 9: Sporting KC 0, Houston 0 Leg 2 — Saturday, Nov. 23: Houston at Sporting KC, 7:30 p.m. Western Conference Leg 1 — Sunday, Nov. 10: Real Salt Lake 4, Portland 2 Leg 2 — Sunday, Nov. 24: Real Salt Lake at Portland, 9 p.m. MLS CUP Saturday, Dec. 7: at higher seed, 4 p.m.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Schedule Feb. 16 — x-The Sprint Unlimited (Kevin Harvick) Feb. 21 — x-Budweiser Duel 1 (Kevin Harvick) Feb. 21 — x-Budweiser Duel 2 (Kyle Busch) Feb. 24 — Daytona 500 (Jimmie Johnson) March 3 — Subway Fresh Fit 500, Avondale, Ariz. (Carl Edwards) March 10 — Kobalt Tools 400, Las Vegas (Matt Kenseth) March 17 — Food City 500, Bristol, Tenn. (Kasey Kahne) March 24 — Auto Club 400, Fontana, Calif. (Kyle Busch) April 7 — STP Gas Booster 500, Ridgeway, Va. (Jimmie Johnson) April 13 — NRA 500, Fort Worth, Texas (Kyle Busch) April 21 — STP 400, Kansas City, Kan. (Matt Kenseth) April 27 — Toyota Owners 400, Richmond, Va. (Kevin Harvick) May 5 — Aaron’s 499, Talladega, Ala. (David Ragan) May 11 — Bojangles’ Southern 500, Darlington, S.C. (Matt Kenseth) May 18 — x-Sprint Showdown (Jamie McMurray) May 18 — x-NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race (Jimmie Johnson) May 26 — Coca-Cola 600, Concord, N.C. (Kevin Harvick) June 2 — Dover 400, Dover, Del. (Tony Stewart) June 9 — Pocono 400, Long Pond, Pa. (Jimmie Johnson) June 16 — Quicken Loans 400, Brooklyn, Mich. (Greg Biffle) June 23 — Toyota/Save Mart 350, Sonoma, Calif. (Martin Truex Jr.) June 30 — Quaker State 400, Sparta, Ky. (Matt Kenseth) July 6 — Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Jimmie Johnson) July 14 — Camping World RV Sales 301, Loudon, N.H. (Brian Vickers) July 28 — Your Hero’s Name Here 400 at The Brickyard, Indianapolis (Ryan Newman) Aug. 4 — GoBowling.com 400 Long Pond, Pa. (Kasey Kahne) Aug. 11 — Cheez-It 355 at The Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y. (Kyle Busch) Aug. 18 — Pure Michigan 400, Brooklyn, Mich. (Joey Logano) Aug. 24 — Irwin Tools Night Race, Bristol, Tenn. (Matt Kenseth) Sept. 1 — AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta, Hampton, Ga. (Kyle Busch) Sept. 7 — Federated Auto Parts 400, Richmond, Va. (Carl Edwards) Sept. 15 — GEICO 400, Joliet, Ill. (Matt Kenseth) Sept. 22 — Sylvania 300, Loudon, N.H. (Matt Kenseth) Sept. 29 — AAA 400, Dover, Del. (Jimmie Johnson) Oct. 6 — Hollywood Casino 400, Kansas City, Kan. (Kevin Harvick) Oct. 12 — Bank of America 500, Concord, N.C. (Brad Keselowski) Oct. 20 — Camping World RV Sales 500, Talladega, Ala. (Jamie McMurray) Oct. 27 — Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500, Ridgeway, Va. (Jeff Gordon) Nov. 3 — AAA Texas 500, Fort Worth, Texas (Jimmie Johnson) Nov. 10 — AdvoCare 500, Avondale, Ariz. (Kevin Harvick) Nov. 17 — Ford EcoBoost 400, Homestead, Fla. Driver Standings Through Nov. 10 1. Jimmie Johnson 2,384. 2. Matt Kenseth 2,356. 3. Kevin Harvick 2,350. 4. Kyle Busch 2,327. 5. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2,321.

6. Jeff Gordon 7. Greg Biffle 8. Clint Bowyer 9. Joey Logano 10. Kurt Busch 11. Ryan Newman 12. Kasey Kahne 13. Carl Edwards 14. Brad Keselowski 15. Jamie McMurray 16. Martin Truex Jr. 17. Paul Menard 18. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 19. Jeff Burton 20. Aric Almirola

2,304. 2,301. 2,297. 2,287. 2,285. 2,259. 2,252. 2,250. 1,002. 993. 958. 944. 887. 885. 885.

ECHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W LOLSLPts GF GA Reading 9 6 3 0 0 12 25 17 Wheeling 9 3 5 0 1 7 21 26 Elmira 8 3 5 0 0 6 20 26 North Division GP W LOLSLPts GF GA Cincinnati 8 7 1 0 0 14 36 23 Evansville 8 6 1 0 1 13 24 22 Toledo 10 4 5 1 0 9 28 32 Ft. Wayne 9 3 4 0 2 8 25 31 Kalamazoo 7 2 4 0 1 5 20 24 South Division GP W LOLSLPts GF GA S. Carol. 11 9 0 1 1 20 39 25 Florida 11 8 1 1 1 18 46 32 Orlando 11 6 4 0 1 13 34 29 Greenville11 4 7 0 0 8 22 30 Gwinnett 11 3 8 0 0 6 24 35 WESTERN CONFERENCE Mountain Division GP W LOLSLPts GF GA Alaska 11 9 2 0 0 18 44 15 Colorado 9 6 2 1 0 13 30 21 Idaho 9 4 4 0 1 9 25 31 Utah 9 3 4 1 1 8 19 26 Pacific Division GP W LOLSLPts GF GA Ontario 10 5 1 1 3 14 28 25 Stockton 9 6 3 0 0 12 29 21 San Fran. 10 4 5 1 0 9 16 30 Las Vegas10 3 7 0 0 6 20 32 Bakersfield10 1 8 0 1 3 14 36 NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled Wednesday’s Games Orlando at Cincinnati, late Ontario at Idaho, late Thursday’s Games Stockton at Bakersfield, 1:30 p.m. Elmira at Wheeling, 7 p.m. Florida at Gwinnett, 7:05 p.m. Friday’s Games Wheeling at Elmira, 7:05 p.m. Florida at Gwinnett, 7:05 p.m. Reading at Kalamazoo, 7:30 p.m. Greenville at Cincinnati, 7:35 p.m. Toledo at Fort Wayne, 8:05 p.m. Orlando at Evansville, 8:15 p.m. Idaho at San Francisco, 10:30 p.m. Ontario at Stockton, 10:30 p.m. Las Vegas at Alaska, 11:15 p.m.

ATP World Tour Rankings Singles 1. Rafael Nadal, Spain, 13030 2. Novak Djokovic, Serbia, 12110 3. David Ferrer, Spain, 5800 4. Andy Murray, Britain, 5790 5. Juan Martin del Potro, Argentina, 5255 6. Roger Federer, Switzerland, 4205 7. Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic, 4180 8. Stanislas Wawrinka, Switzerland, 3730 9. Richard Gasquet, France, 3300 10. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, France, 3065 11. Milos Raonic, Canada, 2860 12. Tommy Haas, Germany, 2435 13. Nicolas Almagro, Spain, 2290 14. John Isner, United States, 2150 15. Mikhail Youzhny, Russia, 2145

Transactions BASEBALL American League OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Agreed to terms with INF Nick Punto on a one-year contract. National League LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Named Roy Clark national crosschecker. Eastern League READING FIGHTIN PHILS — Named Eric Freeman director of food and beverages and Brian Hoeper operations manager. Frontier League TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMS — Signed RHP Dre Watts. BASKETBALL NBA Development League DELAWARE 87ERS — Named Rod Baker coach. FOOTBALL National Football League ATLANTA FALCONS — Activated LB Sean Weatherspoon from the injured reserve/return list. Signed OT Sean Locklear. Released LB Thomas Howard. CAROLINA PANTHERS — Agreed to terms with LB Dan Connor. Placed CB James Dockery on injured reserve. Signed G Travis Bond from the Minnesota’s practice squad. CHICAGO BEARS — Signed S Derrick Martin to a one-year contract. GREEN BAY PACKERS — Signed RB Orwin Smith to the practice squad. HOUSTON TEXANS — Signed LB D.J. Smith and S Jawanza Starling. Signed CB Loyce Means and WR Rico Richardson to the practice squad. Placed WR Andy Cruse on the practice squad injured list. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Claimed WR-KR Kyle Williams off waivers from San Francisco. Released WR Chad Hall. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Signed OT Jamaal Johnson-Webb to the practice squad. OAKLAND RAIDERS — Re-signed DL Brian Sanford. Re-signed OL Jack Cornell to the practice squad. Signed LB Chris McCoy to the practice squad. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Signed RB Michael Hill from Green Bay’s practice squad. Canadian Football League WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Announced coach Tim Burke will not return next season. HOCKEY National Hockey League BUFFALO SABRES — Fired general manager Darcy Regier and coach Ron Rolston. Named Ted Nolan interim coach and Pat LaFontaine president of hockey operations. MONTREAL CANADIENS — Assigned F Gabriel Dumont and D Greg Pateryn to Hamilton (AHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Assigned D Dmitry Orlov Hershey (AHL). American Hockey League BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS — Signed F Chris Langkow and F Sean Wiles to professional tryout contracts. Loaned F Greg Miller to Stockton (ECHL). Announced F Kirill Kabanov was reassigned to the team by the New York Islanders. Announced F Jason Clark was reassigned to Stockton. HARTFORD WOLF PACK — Loaned F Andrew Rowe to Greenville (ECHL). Announced F Michael St. Croix was assigned to Greenville. SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE — Reassigned G Michael Houser and F Logan Shaw to Cincinnati (ECHL). Loaned F Philippe Cornet to Cincinnati. ECHL READING ROYALS — Signed F Kyle Thomas. Central Hockey League ARIZONA SUNDOGS — Claimed F Chad Costello off waivers. DENVER CUTTHROATS — Announced G Kieran Millan was reassigned to the team by Lake Erie (AHL). Placed G Casey Sherwood on waivers. ST. CHARLES CHILL —Placed F Max Mobley on waivers. LACROSSE National Lacrosse League COLORADO MAMMOTH — Named John Grant Jr. director of select teams. SOCCER North American Soccer League NEW YORK COSMOS — Signed MF Ayoze to a contract extension. National Women’s Soccer League SKY BLUE FC — Announced the retirement of D Melanie Booth.

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SPORTS BRIEFS • Manning misses practice ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Peyton Manning was a no-show to start practice Wednesday with the Denver Broncos. Manning is nursing a sore right ankle after taking a hit from Chargers defensive lineman Corey Liuget last Sunday. The Broncos reported no further damage to Manning’s ankle after an MRI on Monday. Interim coach Jack Del Rio said the quarterback’s status for practice would be determined later in the week but that Manning would definitely play Sunday night against Kansas City. Manning has been dealing with sore ankles since last month when he took hits in games against Jacksonville and Indianapolis in back-to-back weeks. The 16th-year veteran was held out of a Wednesday practice three weeks ago, before a game against the Redskins. He played that game and threw for 354 yards and four touchdowns.Associated Press

Former Raiders tight end Christensen dies at 57 SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Raiders tight end and five-time Pro Bowler Todd Christensen died from complications during liver transplant surgery. He was 57. Christensen’s son, Toby Christensen, said his father passed away Wednesday morning at Intermountain Medical Center near his home in Alpine, Utah. After a stellar career at running back for BYU from 1974-77, Christensen was a second-round pick for the Dallas Cowboys in the 1978 NFL draft. He was waived by the Cowboys after training camp but landed the next year with the Raiders, where he played for 10 seasons at tight end and won two Super Bowls. After his retirement in 1988, he went on to a career in broadcasting and most recently worked for CBS Sports Network.

Mexico tops NZ, 5-1, in first World Cup playoff qualifier MEXICO CITY (AP) — Oribe Peralta scored twice and Mexico beat New Zealand 5-1 on Wednesday in the first leg of their intercontinental playoff to close in on a spot in the World Cup next year. Paul Aguilar put Mexico ahead in the 32nd minute, and Raul Jimenez made it 2-0 before the break. Peralta scored his first goal 3 minutes into the second half, collecting a cross from the left and slotting home a shot from 6 yards. He made it 4-0 with an 80th-minute header, and Rafael Marquez added scored in the 84th. Chris James scored a minute later for New Zealand. The second leg is next Wednesday in Wellington, New Zealand.

Jazz ball boy puts Jordan’s shoes up for auction SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former Utah Jazz ball boy is selling Michael Jordan’s shoes from his famous “flu game” during the 1996 NBA Finals. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Preston Truman kept the shoes in a safe-deposit box at a Utah bank for 15 years. Truman, now 35, says he first befriended Jordan by running through the halls of the Salt Lake City arena to get Jordan his pregame applesauce. When the Chicago Bulls came back for the finals months later, Truman had more applesauce waiting for Jordan. Jordan was so impressed that after the game he offered Truman the shoes, with a signature. Auction officials say they verified the shoes were authentic. Grey Flannel Auctions says it will auction them online Nov. 18. Bidding begins at $5,000.

AP source: Louisville to pay $11 million AAC exit fee NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Louisville has agreed to pay the American Athletic Conference an $11 million exit fee so the Cardinals can join the Atlantic Coast Conference next year. Louisville announced last year that it planned to leave what was then called the Big East and join the ACC. Conference bylaws for the American require members to give two years’ notice and pay a $10 million exit fee. The conference announced Wednesday that its members had voted to terminate Louisville’s membership on July 1, 2014.

Florida State QB investigated for sexual assault TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is under investigation for an alleged sexual assault in December 2012. Florida State and Winston’s attorney confirmed Wednesday the investigation by the Tallahassee Police Department. Police officials refused to answer questions about the investigation. Attorney Timothy Jansen said Winston hasn’t yet been interviewed by police. He denied his client had done anything wrong. Jansen said he hoped the case will be resolved quickly and that “Winston will be exonerated and he will be able to focus all his attention on academics and football.”


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Ted Bohman is the property manager at Pokagon State Park and recently christened the new Trine State Recreation area, located on Seven Sisters Lakes, adjacent to and part of the main park. Greg Burns, the CEO of Cameron Hospital in Angola, and I were invited to a sneak preview with Ted and he really knows how to impress first-time guests. When we drove through the entrance to the park we had to dodge a large flock of wild turkeys, and a family of deer stood watching us pass by them. It gave us the flavor of what is going to be a spectacular addition to our community. Ted and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources are going to do their best to keep this area pristine, as a big draw for nature lovers — no outside boats of any kind, rentals only; strict opening and closing hours; registration of fish caught; supplying your own electric motor; and no camping (cabins only). The new piers and docks are first

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New piers were placed in the Seven Sisters Lakes as part of the creation of Trine State Recreation area, a part of Pokagon State Park donated by Ralph and Sheri Trine.

rate and all the roads are freshly done. The fishing is as good as Mike Marturello told us it was earlier. Greg is a “Wisconsinner” and fishing is a part of his DNA. The grin in the picture is a testimony to our active time on the lake. He swears they grow bigger where he grew up but Ted assures us there are some real lunkers to be had now that the recreation area is open to the public. We caught about 20 bass and several nice bluegill on casting lures. A flyrodder will be in his element here. It was a genuine treat to get an early feel of what is going to be another chapter in the miracle that is the land of 101 lakes. PHOITO CONTRIBUTED

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Greg Burns shows off one of the many bass caught at Seven Sisters Lakes on Oct. 4.

Organizations across the state are collecting recyclables leading up to the Nov. 15 — America Recycles Day. In 2011, the average American threw away almost 4 1/2 pounds of solid waste each day. That same person, on average, recycled or composted more than a pound and a half of waste. While that 35-percent recycle rate is great compared to the 10 percent it was in 1985, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management is encouraging Hoosiers to reduce even more of what we send to the landfill, and to recycle as much as possible. That is why IDEM is joining Keep America Beautiful to promote ways of recycling electronic waste, along with other common household products such as cans, bottles, and newspapers. There are more than two dozen events across Indiana being sponsored by local businesses and community organizations to encourage recycling.

In 2011, the average American threw away almost 4 1/2 pounds of solid waste each day. That same person, on average, recycled or composted more than a pound and a half of waste.

• Events range from recycling collections to education outreach in schools and communities. These events will help people learn what can and cannot be recycled, and will help them find places in their communities to recycle on a regular basis. For more information about America Recycles Day or to learn how to start a community initiative to encourage more recycling, go to americarecyclesday.org. For information about e-waste recycling in Indiana, visit idem.IN.gov/ recycle/2352.htm.

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Simons speaking at next Audubon meeting LAKE JAMES — The Pokagon State Park Nature Center will host the Stockbridge Chapter of the National Audubon Society for its monthly meeting on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. Stockbridge is the northeastern Indiana chapter of the National Audubon Society, which aims to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife. During the Nov. 17 meeting, members will hear a special program by

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Nate Simons sprays invasive species to help restore the natural balance in a prairie setting in Steuben County.

Nathan Simons, director and founder of Blue Heron Ministries, based in Steuben County. Blue Heron’s mission is to protect and restore natural areas to their original state, prior to human settlement. Simons will talk about the prairie-oak continuum and wetland ecosystems of this region and how his nonprofit organization is attempting to enhance and conserve it. The program is free to the public, though there is a park entrance fee of $5 for in-state vehicles and $7 for those from out of state.


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Four Marines die clearing explosives SAN DIEGO (AP) — Four Marines were killed Wednesday during an operation to clear a range of unexploded ordnance at Camp Pendleton in San Diego County, a Marine official said. The deaths occurred during a periodic sweep of explosive material to make ranges safe for future exercises, said a Marine official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly. The identities of the dead were withheld pending notification of relatives. Base officials released no details on the 11 a.m. accident. Authorities were investigating the cause. “We offer our heartfelt prayers and condolences to the families of the Marines lost today in this tragic accident,” said Brig. Gen. John W. Bullard, commanding general of Marine Corps Installations West at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. “Our first priority is to provide the families with the support they need during this difficult time.”

Three students shot at Pittsburgh school PITTSBURGH (AP) — Three Pittsburgh high school students heading to their vehicle after classes ended were shot Wednesday afternoon, and police sought as many as three people and were investigating whether the shooting was drug-related, school and police officials said. All three teenagers were shot outside Brashear High School as they walked to a vehicle they’d all taken to school earlier in the day, school district spokeswoman Ebony Pugh said. Nearby residents said they heard seven or eight shots. The victims’ wounds appeared to be non-life-threatening, both Pugh and police spokeswoman Diane Richard said, though their descriptions of the wounds differed slightly. Pugh said two students were grazed in the head and one was shot in both the foot and arm. Richard said one was grazed in the neck and shoulder, but not the head. Two are 17 and one is 16.

People • World-traveling Perry to open for music awards show NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Katy Perry is on a four-week journey that snakes around the world, including stops in Amsterdam, Australia and Japan. She’s got Germany to go before crossing the Atlantic Ocean to Miami. And then it’s across the continent to Los Angeles. Perry “I am probably not going to be able to tell you what day of the week it is or what time it is because I will have lived in so many different time zones,” Perry said. She’s got one date memorized: Nov. 24. That’s when the 29-year-old pop star will open the American Music Awards with her new single, “Unconditionally.” Her performance will be announced Wednesday, along with appearances by Jennifer Lopez in tribute to Celia Cruz and TLC, and the pop star said in a phone interview she plans to step it up in what she believes is her first chance to open an awards show. “You take that into consideration, that you are kind of like setting the tone for everyone in the evening, so you always bring out the big guns in the beginning,” Perry said.

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Child killer asked to donate organs COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s governor delayed a condemned child killer’s execution on Wednesday to study the feasibility of accommodating the man’s request to donate his organs. Gov. John Kasich’s decision came less than 24 hours before Ronald Phillips was scheduled to die for the rape and death of his girlfriend’s 3-yearold daughter in Akron in 1993. His lethal injection Thursday was to be the first time a new two-drug combination was tried in the AP U.S. Mayor Rob Ford talks during a City drugs in the past two years, but said he In stopping the execution, Council debate in Toronto Wednesday. will not step down. Kasich said he wanted to Ford admitted that he bought illegal allow time to study the request the 40-year-old death row inmate made Monday to see if a donation could help someone else. Phillips’ execution was reset to July 2. Kasich said that while Phillips’ crime was heinous, his willingness to donate organs and tissue could save TORONTO (AP) — it,” Ford said. another life and the state Councilor Jaye Robinson Toronto Mayor Rob Ford But he then turned said, reading the open letter. should try to accommodate a admitted during a heated defiant, saying he was donation. The packed council City Council debate not an addict of any sort “I realize this is a bit of chamber erupted with Wednesday that he had uncharted territory for Ohio, and rebuffing suggestions applause when Robinson bought illegal drugs in the but if another life can be from council members that ended her speech, saying saved by his willingness past two years, but he firmly he should seek help. He “Let’s get on with city to donate his organs and refused to step down even insisted he is a “positive business.” tissues then we should allow after nearly every councilor role model for kids who are Outside City Hall, for that to happen,” Kasich stood up to ask him to take down and out.” hundreds of protesters said in a statement. a leave of absence. “I’m most definitely changed “resign!” And Some 3,500 people in The mayor made the keeping this job,” he said. organizers of Toronto’s Ohio and more than 120,000 confession under direct “I am not leaving here. I’m Santa Claus Parade asked nationally are currently questioning by a former going to sit here and going that Ford not walk in the awaiting organ donations, ally, Councilor Denzil to attend every meeting.” procession this year. said Marily Pongonis, Minnan-Wong. Ford Moments earlier, all but Ford’s refusal to resign a spokeswoman for the publicly admitted last two of the 43 councilors has confounded the City Lifeline of Ohio organ week that he smoked present for the debate voted Council, where many donation program. crack cocaine last year in to accept an open letter members agree that his Ohio’s prison medical a “drunken stupor,” but asking Ford to step aside. erratic behavior — from policy accommodates his comments Wednesday Most of them also stood up public drunkenness to organ donations, but prison marked the first time he to urge the mayor to take a threatening to kill someone acknowledged having leave of absence. in a videotaped tirade — has officials said in rejecting bought illegal drugs. Although it was a consumed Toronto’s politics Phillips’ request Tuesday that he had not made it Ford paused for a long stark demonstration of his and undermined efforts to soon enough for officials to time after Minnan-Wong political isolation, the vote tackle other challenges. work out the logistics and asked him if he had bought was symbolic because the But with no clear legal security concerns. They said illicit narcotics in the past City Council does not have path to force him out, the the last-minute request was two years. the authority to force the Council is grasping for unprecedented for Ohio. Then Ford replied, “Yes mayor from office unless he ways to shunt the largerA spokeswoman said the I have.” is convicted of a crime. than-life leader aside and department moved swiftly “I understand the “Together we stand to govern without him until to evaluate the request embarrassment that I have ask you to step aside and next year’s municipal but determined it was not caused. I am humiliated by take a leave of absence,” elections.

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Samsung, Apple far apart on award due in patent case SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — How much does Samsung Electronics owe Apple for copying vital features of the iPhone and iPad, such as scrolling and the “bounce-back” function at the end of documents? Apple says $380 million. Samsung counters with $52 million. The companies made their demands Wednesday during opening statements of a patent trial in San Jose, Calif. At issue are 13 older products a previous jury found infringed several Apple patents. That previous jury awarded Apple $1.05 billion after determining 26 Samsung products had infringed six Apple patents. But a judge found the jury miscalculated $400 million in damages for 13 products and ordered a new trial to determine the proper amount. “Apple lost sales because Samsung was selling infringing products,” Apple attorney Harold McIhenny told the jury. He argued that Apple’s lost profits, Samsung’s profits on the offending devices and royalties owed Apple, add up to $380 million. “In a fair fight, in a fair competition, the money they got would have and should have gone to Apple,” McIlhenny said. Samsung’s attorney Bill Price countered that consumers preferred Samsung’s devices, which operate with Google’s Android system, because of the many differences —

rather than the similarities — they have with Apple’s products. Price told the jury that Samsung owes Apple $52 million. “Apple is simply asking for much more money than it’s entitled to,” Price said. Price readily conceded that Samsung was guilty of copying Apple’s features, but downplayed the significance of the technology in devices that are built with hundreds of patents each. “This is a case not where we’re disputing that the 13 phones contain some elements of Apple’s property,” Price said. “That doesn’t mean Apple gets to come in here and ask for a windfall … for more than it is entitled.” The two companies are locked in legal battles around the globe for supremacy in the more than $300 billion smartphone market. The current trial is a dispute over older products, most of which are no longer sold new in the United States. Another trial is scheduled in San Jose in March over Samsung’s devices currently on U.S. shelves. Apple and Samsung are the world’s two biggest smartphone makers and combined make nearly half of all smartphones sold globally. The two companies have resisted calls from judges, regulators and analysts to settle their differences, instead choosing to spend many millions of dollars on lawyers and legal fees to battle it out in court.

equipped to accommodate pre- or post-execution organ donations. Kasich said if Phillips is found to be a viable donor to his mother, who has kidney disease and is on dialysis, or to others awaiting live transplants of non-vital organs, the stay would allow time for those procedures to be performed and for Phillips to be returned to death row. It appears that Phillips’ offer to donate his heart to his sister, who suffers a heart ailment, however, would not be possible under the governor’s directive since the heart is a vital organ. Pongonis said a heart cannot be donated after death. The person must still be alive when the organ is donated. “It just wouldn’t be possible,” she said. “Organ donation occurs following brain death and the organs are maintained on a ventilator. When a prisoner is executed, the oxygen stops flowing, the heart stops beating, the blood stops flowing.” Richard Dieter, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center, said Delaware death row inmate Steven Shelton was granted a request in 1995 to donate a kidney to his mother while in prison, though he was not facing imminent execution like Phillips. “This step by the governor puts it into a more normal discussion of an inmate, without any security problems, can help save another person and is that the right thing to do,” he said. “With 24 hours to go before an operation had to be carried out, it definitely gets in the way of that process.” Vital organ donations raise larger ethical issues and have so far not been allowed during U.S. executions, Deiter said. They have occurred in China, he said.

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Bullied woman gets apologies at reunion DEAR ABBY: I’m writing regarding “Lost for Words” (July 7), who skipped her 10-year high school reunion because she was bullied in school. (She is now receiving Facebook messages from former classmates who want to apologize.) That letter could have been about me! I was bullied all through school, too. Things were so bad I honestly don’t know how I kept it together. I never even told my parents how bad it was until years after I had graduated. My class (1972) had their 10-year reunion and I went, although I almost didn’t because I was scared. When I got there, I was given hugs by classmates. Some of them apologized, and it was wonderful. I enjoyed myself so much that I helped organize our 20th and 25th reunions. “Lost,” you can either keep reliving those painful moments and continue to

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Exercise can relieve arthritis knee pain The cartilage at the ends of two bones in a joint serves as a cushion. Bone on bone is painful; cartilage on cartilage causes no pain. Many joints are protected by the muscles that surround them, as muscles reduce the pressure on ASK the joint. DOCTOR K. Regular exercise will strengthen Dr. Anthony key supportive Komaroff muscles around your knee and restore flexibility. Over time, you will find that you can use your knee a lot more easily, and you won’t avoid doing certain things anymore.

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DEAR DOCTOR K: I have knee osteoarthritis. Are there exercises that could relieve my pain? DEAR READER: As a fellow sufferer, I know that joint pain from osteoarthritis can really interfere with life. Since putting pressure on the joint can make it hurt more, you might think that exercises would only make the pain worse, and so you might be tempted to avoid exercising altogether. But limiting your movements can weaken muscles, worsening your joint trouble. In contrast, the right set of exercises can be a long-lasting way to tame your knee pain. Like all joints, the knee is where two bones meet. Bones are stiff and hard, and the end of one bone would grind against the end of the other bone in a joint if it were not for cartilage. Cartilage is a tough but softer substance that covers the ends of bones.

suffer, or rise above it, prove to your classmates and yourself that they can’t hurt you anymore and get to know each other now as peers. Counseling helped me to learn to deal with bad things in my life. Don’t get DEAR me wrong, still have ABBY Isome issues and life isn’t always easy, Jeanne Phillips but I have learned to let go and forgive these people. They, too, have grown up and are now mature adults who know right from wrong. — CATHY IN ESTERHAZY, CANADA DEAR CATHY: Thank you for sharing your experience and insights along with

straight on a chair with your feet flat on the floor. Rest your hands on your thighs. Slowly lift your right foot to the level of your hip. Pause. Slowly lower your foot flat on the floor. Do one to three sets of 10 lifts with each leg. • Alternating hamstring stretch (stretching): Lie on your back with both knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Grasp your right leg with both hands behind the thigh. Extend your leg to lift your right foot toward the ceiling. Hold. Return to starting position. Repeat with left leg. Repeat three to four times with each leg. With the right exercises, you can ease your pain from the knee arthritis. And you actually will be able do more — even to exercise more. DR. KOMAROFF is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. His website is AskDoctorK.com.

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CHAM KALAI, Afghanistan (AP) — The seeds flew from his hands into the soil. Wrapped in a woolen shawl against the cold, Khan Bacha sowed his fields with the only crop he says brings him enough money to pay his bills and feed his family: Poppies. Afghanistan’s farmers are rushing to replant their fields with the base ingredient of opium after the country reaped its biggest poppy harvest ever last May. That harvest produced a staggering 5,500 metric tons (6,000 tons) of opium, 49 percent higher than the previous year and more than the combined output of the rest of the world, according to a report issued Wednesday by the United Nations’ drug control agency. Bacha’s village, Cham Kalai, is in the eastern province of Nangarhar, which saw a dramatic five-fold increase in the area planted with poppies from 2012-2013, the country’s biggest increase. The province also illustrates all the factors fueling the increase and thwarting efforts by Afghan officials and their U.S. allies to eradicate the crop. Poverty is widespread, making the lucrative poppy crop a draw. Instability is high, making any attempt to control planting impossible. In Bacha’s village of traditional sun-baked mud houses, there’s no electricity, no running water. There isn’t a health clinic for miles. Schools for girls are shunned as against Islam. “People are poor, families are big. Wheat is no good,” Bacha said. “The only thing that is good is poppies. They are gold.” The area is also a stronghold for Taliban insurgents. Talk of security in the area

just makes Bacha smile. Squatting on the edge of his small plot of land, he gestures off in the distance where he said that just the night before the Taliban fought a fierce battle with Afghan troops backed by “foreign soldiers” — his reference to NATO troops. Soon after the Associated Press arrived in Cham Kalai earlier this week, climbing down to the fields across a narrow stream, the whispering among the village children began — “Taliban, Taliban,” signaling that fighters were nearby. At first, Bacha looked worried but did not flinch. Then the whispers became louder. Bacha’s glances toward the nearby ridges seemed to pick up something, and his worry turned to panic. “Go. Go. Now,” he said. The AP team left the area. The poppy planting season in Afghanistan began last month and lasts until the end of November. Last season, which ended with the May harvest, brought a number of grim milestones: Not only was production the highest level ever, more land than ever before was cultivated with poppies — some 209,000 hectares (516,000 acres), 36 percent more than the previous season, according to the 2013 drug survey by the U.N. Office of Drug and Crime. The amount of poppy crop eradicated by authorities went down 24 percent, to 7,348 hectares (18,000 acres). That is bad news for Afghanistan, which has a burgeoning addiction problem, and for Europe, the main recipient of Afghanistan’s harvest, said Jean- Luc Lemahieu, the UNODC’s regional representative in Kabul. More than 1 million Afghans are addicts, living

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is in the midst of what seems like an intense election-year campaign: millions of dollars in spending, a barrage of negative TV ads and large amounts of outside money. The issue, however, has nothing to do with taxes, a hot-button policy or anything on the ballot. It is about the future of rooftop solar power in a state known for its abundant sunshine and at a time when the industry is booming. The state’s largest utility, Arizona Public Service, has spent more than $3.7 million to convince the public that AP homeowners using solar panels are costing other Afghan drug addicts look down from an upper floor in a drug treatment facility in Kabul on Wednesday. A UN customers money, and it wants utility regulators to report on drugs in Afghanistan says there are now 90 OK a proposal it says would facilities in the country, up from 30 in 2012. make the system more fair. The solar industry, on They were more in squalor in its cities. the other hand, has spent interested in winning “hearts In the capital Kabul they at least $370,000 on its and minds,” he said. As a sleep on the street, in a result, they were effectively own ads, arguing that the garbage-filled dried river utility’s proposal would saying, “Love us. We are bed reeking of human increase rates for those who waste. The U.N. report said your protectors here. We use rooftop solar power and are here to help you, and Afghanistan has increased decrease competition. at the same time you plant its services to treat addicts, The Arizona Corporation your opium and I will look but caregivers say they Commission met Wednesday in the other direction,” said are overwhelmed. Fifteen to discuss the issue, hearing Lemahieu. percent of the 1 million testimony from a series of Afghanistan’s deputy addicts are women, often residents who packed the counter-narcotics minister, room to have their opinions drawn in by an addicted Haroon Rashid Sherzad, husband, or children, who heard. Others who couldn’t said neither the governare sometimes sent by their get in the room testified via ment nor the internaparents to find opium to telephone, and some received tional community has feed their habit and in turn applause as they extolled the addressed the poverty and virtue of solar power. become addicts. In an interview in Kabul, lack of services that he “If you decide to vote called the “root causes” a frustrated Lemahieu said on the side of the utility the international community of the relentless poppy company, then we are going production. He also said spent billions of dollars over to the dark side,” said consumer nations have of development money on Glendale resident Sophia roads and irrigation projects to take some responsiRoss, a homeowner with a bility rather “than always without getting Afghans to rooftop solar system. blaming Afghanistan.” stop growing poppies. The outcome by the

five-member commission with final say over APS rates is being watched by utilities nationwide and could affect the solar industry’s future. That’s because utilities are pushing the same arguments elsewhere, and a victory in Arizona could create momentum for their policies. Arizona Public Service says homeowners with solar panels are benefiting from the grid’s 24-7 power supply but avoiding much of the costs of maintaining power plants, transmission lines and the distribution system. Under the current system, homeowners are able to cut their bills by selling excess power at full retail price back to APS in a practice called “net metering.” Combined with using the power from the panels themselves, net metering can cut their bills by about two-thirds. APS says that effectively shifts the costs of operating the huge power distribution grid to homes without solar. It is proposing changes that would effectively cut that benefit by either charging more for power that homeowners with solar use or cutting what it pays for the excess solar power sent back to the grid. Existing solar installations would be exempt from the changes for 20 years. The solar industry says APS is worried it will lose revenue if solar continues to grow, and the company’s proposal would decimate the industry by making it a losing proposition to install new solar panels.

None hurt in explosion at Oregon prosecutor’s office MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — An explosive device that police say was designed to destroy an Oregon county prosecutor’s office instead blew out windows in a pre-dawn blast Wednesday that did little other damage. The FBI said it was too early to say whether the blast in Jackson County was terror-related, but Medford Police Chief Tim George said he considered the explosion a domestic terror attack aimed at law enforcement.

No one was hurt when the device fashioned in part from a 5-gallon propane tank exploded. Police say it failed to fully detonate. About 25 federal investigators from the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Seattle and Portland were joining the effort to gather evidence about the explosive device, George said. “The most important thing in these cases, as we’ve seen over the years,

is the methodical collection of evidence,” George said. “I would bet the house on it, we are going to clear this case.” After the explosion, a silver-colored propane tank, similar to those used for camping, lay dented on its side in front of the broken windows at the prosecutor’s office. Two windows near the entrance were broken out of the one-story brick building across a quiet neighborhood street from the jail and

courthouse. Yellow crime scene tape surrounded the building and evidence markers dotted the parking lot. “The bomb squad on scene said had it detonated, there would have been devastation at the scene and the building would have been destroyed.” said Medford police spokesman Lt. Mike Budreau. “We believe there was something else attached to (the propane tank) that was intended to blow it up, but was not successful.” No one was inside the

building when the blast hit around 4:30 a.m. When investigators arrived, the tank was burning, and it continued to burn until the propane ran out, police said. Budreau said police were searching for a man who ran from an officer several blocks away, but it’s unclear if he had anything to do with the explosion. George said there were no suspects and no indications of the motive. While the district attorney’s office

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Topeka Friends & Family Holiday Bazaar Fri., Nov. 15 • 9 to 5 Sat., Nov. 16 •8 - 1 Topeka Library 133 N. Main St. Deep fried burritos, bake sale, chocolate candies, beverages & door prizes. Thirty-one, Party-Lite, Longaberger, Pampered Chef, etc., etc. Simply Paper & Supplies (Card making supplies). One Stop Christmas Shopping. Many Vendors. Something for Everyone!!

Sell your unwanted items and pocket the cash. Prices starting at $26

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ADOPTION:A Creative Financially Secure Home. LOVE, Laughter, Travel, Sports, Family awaits 1st baby. Expenses paid. Jackie: 1-800-775-4013. (A)

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QUALITY AUDITOR full time and first shift. Must ensure high level customer service and communication skills. Must be able to correct quality issues and complaints. Must be able to analyze data, product specifications, formulate and document quality standards. Must be able to read blueprints and fill out SPC charts. Please send resume and qualifications to:

Quality Auditor PO Box 241 Ashley, IN 46705

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Angola, IN 210 Growth Parkway (Close to Meijer in the Industrial Park)

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS!!! • CAD Operators • CNC & Press Brake • Mig & Tig Welders • Production & Packing • Assembly & Sewing • Too many to list individually!

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Now adding Class A Drivers at Kendallville Distribution Center. Scheduled dedicated team routes delivering to America’s finest restaurants. Four dispatches weekly. Guaranteed weekly pay and excellent benefits. EOE

Auburn/Garrett Apartment Complex seeking a part time Maintenance Technician. Previous experience required. Email resume to: connie@kellerdev .com or fax to (260) 497-7020.

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Thanksgiving Special Open House 2 Days Only Nov. 15th & 16th

NOVEMBER RENT FREE! $0 Application Fee • Free Heat & Water • Pet Friendly Community

CALL TARA TODAY! NELSON ESTATES 260-349-0996

APARTMENT RENTAL

Family Dollar is Hiring! The Family Dollar Distribution Center in Ashley, IN is looking for a motivated

Transportation Technician.

2930 Performance Dr. Hwy. 6 & Rogers Rd. Kendallville Call 24/7

(260) 343-4336 (260) 316-4264 (260) 343-4317 Farming Experienced Farm Help Wanted for 2013 grain harvest season. Possible long term employment.

260 351-4440

Hiring emphasis on 2nd Shift. Minimum of 1 year experience in heavy-duty truck and trailer maintenance; or a Diesel/Auto Technical School degree. Must possess a valid driver’s license, Class A CDL preferred. Current Brake Certification and proper certification to perform FHWA inspections preferred. Team Member will perform shift work and must be willing to work overtime, weekends and/or holidays.

Warehouse Positions

General NOW HIRING Counter Person for Americlean Dry Cleaners, part time, previous experience in retail or clothing a plus. Apply in person at 100 Growth Parkway Angola, IN Suite B (next to Remax) General

WANTED Persons to do temp. telephone work for the Cash Bonanza Program. No exp. nec., no age limit. Must be able to read well and speak clearly. Two shifts available; 9 am to 3 pm or 4 pm to 9 pm. Hourly compensation or commission. Apply in person to the Office Manager at 125 W. Fenn St. Suite #300 LaGrange, IN from 10 am to 8 pm

Large industrial repair center located in Wolf Lake, IN is looking for stable experienced Machinists. Large manual equipment experience a plus. No CNC work. Wage based on experience. Please apply to:

bmrgroup@ hotmail.com or Call 260 635-2195

• Basic rent starting at $391 • Security Deposit $200 • Water, sewer & trash pickup included in rent

Rental assistance is available for qualiďŹ ed applicants. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: 62 years & older or disabled of any legal age may apply. Rent based on all sources of income and medical expenses.

Rosedorf Park Apartments Phone/Fax 260-357-5180

Family Dollar is an Equal Opportunity Employer

“This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider & Employer�

Drivers CDL TRAINEES NEEDED! *No Experience Required. *Learn to Drive for US Xpress. *Train & be Based Locally! *Earn $800 per Week After Sponsored Training Program. 1-800-882-7364 Drivers Driver Trainees Needed Now! Learn to drive for US Xpress! Earn $800+ per week! No experience needed! CDL-Trained and Job Ready in 15 days! 1-800-882-7364

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1 Bedroom Apartment Available

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Drivers GORDON TRUCKING CDL-A Truck Drivers. Up to $5,000 Sign-on Bonus & $.56 CPM! Solo & Teams. Dedicated/Home Weekly Available! Call 7 days/wk! EOE 888-757-2003 GordonTrucking.com

For hearing impaired only call TDD 1-800-743-3333

NOW OFFERING WEEKLY RENTALS!

Auburn $99 First Month 2BR-VERY NICE! SENIORS 50+ $465 No Smokers/ No Pets (260) 925-9525 Avilla 1 & 2 BR APTS $450-$550/ per month. Call 260-897-3188

HOMES FOR RENT Auburn Land contract, 3 BR garage, $500/mo. 260 615-2709 South Milford 2 BR, 1 BA $700/mo. + dep. & 1 yr. lease. On private pond. Call 260-599-0017

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Garrett MOBILE HOMES FOR AS LOW AS $550.00 A MONTH - LEASE TO OWN! WE HAVE 2 & 3 BR TO CHOOSE FROM. WE ALSO DO FINANCING. CALL KATT TODAY 260-357-3331

MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT Avilla Country, 2 BR, 1 BA newly remodeled. $550/mo.+ dep. 897-2799 or 318-2440

FREE HEAT!

1984 Skyline Modular Home 24 x 48 “Must be moved� This is a 3BR, 2 BA Home. It has all of the app., stove, fridge, washer & dryer, & some furnishings. Big Screen Sony TV, Furniture. Gas furnace, CA, everything works. 80 Ft. of Nice treated deck. Vinyl siding, good roof, a little painting & cleaning you would have a very nice affordable home Can show any time! $18,000 obo. Must sell to build new home. (260)599-4276

Waterloo Land contract, 3 BR garage, $450/mo. 260 615-2709

GRISWOLD ESTATES (260) 333-5457

GARAGE SALES

900 Griswold Ct., Auburn, IN 46706 www.griswoldestates@ mrdapartments.com

*Restrictions Apply

Winter Specials 1 BR $450 $400 2 BR $550 $500 3 BR $600 $550

2 BR, updated, large kitchen & LR, one block to lake, nice park, others available. $450/mo. (260) 488-3163 Wolcottville 2 & 3 BR from $100/wk also LaOtto location. 574-202-2181

Carport now available at no extra cost with this “Winter Special.� This special is good until 12/1/13.

General 1st & 2nd shift CNC Machine openings Quake Manufacturing is looking for people to setup/run CNC Machines. Star/Citizen Swiss experience a plus. Hurco/Haas experience also a plus. Great compensation, Holidays, vacation, insurance, 401K. Email, fax, or mail resume. paulquake@quake mfg.com Fax: 260-432-7868

MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE

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

HOMES

Performance Food Group Customized Distribution

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

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ABSOLUTE REAL ESTATE AUCTION OF FOUR BEDROOM HOME WITH GARAGE 801 S. MAIN STREET, KENDALLVILLE, INDIANA

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013 STARTING AT 6:30 PM • SELLS REGARDLESS OF PRICE IMPROVEMENTS: Two-story frame home with NO RESERVE large kitchen with lots of cabinets, dining room, living room, family room, 2 bedrooms, full bath and utility room on the main oor, two bedrooms, ½ bath and oored attic on the 2nd oor, full basement with new NGFA furnace and central air, attached breezeway and 1-car garage on a nice corner lot. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Lot 101 Iddings Addition to the city of Kendallville, Noble County, Indiana. TERMS: 10% non-refundable down payment due at the auction and the balance due in cash at ďŹ nal closing within 21 days. Property is being sold in “AS ISâ€? condition. Buyer to pay 2013 taxes due in 2014. The annual taxes are $398.00. Possession day of closing. INSPECTION: For an appointment to view this property contact Strawser Auctions at 260-8542859. The property will be open for viewing 1 hour before the auction. AGENCY: Strawser Auctions and its staff are exclusive agents of the seller. DISCLAIMER: This property is being sold in “AS ISâ€? condition. Prospective bidders are responsible for making their own inspections of the property with regards to condition, environmental, zoning, permits and any and all other inspections and approvals as may be necessary. All sizes and dimensions are approximate.

THE ESTATE E. ELLEN LASH 200 North Main Street, Wolcottville, IN 46795 Office: (260) 854-2859 • Fax: (260) 854-3979 Auctioneer: Michael G. Strawser, AU01036470 & AC30700060 Auctioneer: Ron Levitz, Lic#AU19600009 Web site: www.strawserauctions.com E-mail: info@strawserauctions.com Member of the National Indiana • Michigan • Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association

ALBION 215 West Hazel #2 Fri-Sat • 10-3 Moving Sale Electronics, Furniture, Houseware, More!

Corunna 2345 County Road 9 Sat. only • 9 - 5 PM Estate Sale! Antiques, Longaberger, household, no clothes. Inside heated garage. Kendallville 701 Wakefield Circle Fri. & Sat. • 8 - 5 MOVING SALE Furniture, antiques, housewares. Kendallville 7902 E. Cree Lake N. Thurs- Sun. • 8-5 Huge Moving out of state Sale! Appliances, Furniture, Fishing boat, Antique Armour, Collectibles & more

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Flexsteel queen size hide-a-bed. Excellent cond. $200. Chromekraft table, 42�x 60� w/2 leaves. 4 upholster chairs w/casters. Good cond. $200. Call 260) 927-1711.

BUILDING MATERIALS

PETS/ANIMALS

TRUCKS

FREE To Good Home: Lab/ Husky Mix Puppies, 9 wks.old. 1st shots, also the mother. (260)582-9554 after 4

98 Ford F150XLT 4X4 4.6 V8, Miles 150,000, Auto/Air/Tilt/Cruise/ Pr.Windows/Locks Good Tires: $3900 Blakesley Auto Sales 260-460-7729

FREE TO GOOD HOME: Spitz/ Chichuahua mix. Spade, White,Female, 6yrs (260)243-8626 FREE: Female Cocker Spaniel mix, crate trained has not been with little kids, 3 years old. 316-0216

SNOW EQUIPMENT Buhler Allied snowblower Model 6010 3 point hitch $1400.00 (260)337-5850

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

MUSIC Spinet Piano, Fruitwood finish, New condition $250 obo 260-488-6225

FIREWOOD

AUTOMOTIVE/ SERVICES

FREE FIREWOOD FOR HAULING -SPLIT & STACKED FIREWOOD (260)243-6046

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

SPORTING GOODS

SETSER TRANSPORT AND TOWING

GUN SHOW!! Lafayette, IN - November 16th & 17th, Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds, 1401 Teal Rd., Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-3 For information call 765-993-8942 Buy! Sell! Trade!

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

IVAN’S TOWING

EXERCISE EQUIPMENT HR Quinton Fitness Treadmill/Club Track 510. Asking $350. text - 260 349-2793

WANTED TO BUY Looking for 8 1/2 X 11 Creative Memories album. Preferred NIP. Call after 5:00 PM. 260-318-0172.

Coton de Tulear Puppies, Ready for Christmas, all white, 5 males. Call 260 668-2313

Junk Auto Buyer

up to $1000.00 (260) 238-4787

CARS 2008 Mercury Milan Loaded, Clean, Tan Well Maintained, 87k, $8800 (260)925-0670 1998 Saturn SC2, Auto, ABS, PW Air, New Tires & Brakes, 155K $1995.00 OBO 260-667-7613 1 & ONLY PLACE TO CALL--to get rid of that junk car, truck or van!! Cash on the spot! Free towing. Call 260-745-8888. (A) Guaranteed Top Dollar For Junk Cars, Trucks & Vans. Call Jack @ 260-466-8689

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KPC Phone Books Steuben, DeKalb, Noble/LaGrange

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1988 Chevy Pick Up $700. 260 316-7652

BOATS/MOTORS

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26 ft. 2011 Rockwood model 2604. Full furnished, ready to go south. Always stored inside. Excellent cond. $19,500. Call (260) 927-1711

MERCHANDISE UNDER $50 1 Unit Kitchen Cabinet Base 36�x24�, white. 4 drawer, 1 door. $45.00 obo. Albion, (260) 654-4924 18 cu. ft. GE Refrigerator. Runs great. $25.00. (260) 897-2322 1976 Bearcat-8 Scanner. 4 band F.M. $45.00 obo (260) 833-2450 20 Avon Perfumes like new & unused in original boxes. $20.00. Call/ text, (260) 336-7774 20� Bike $25.00 (260) 385-2776 2000 White Heavy Duty Shower Chair. Already assembled. $20.00. (260) 636-2356 24� Bike $25.00 (260) 385-2776 25 DVDs, Action & Romance. Excellent cond. $25.00. Call/text, (260) 336-7774 36� Pull Behind Lawn Sweeper. Good cond. $35.00. (260) 347-1541 4-Drawer Chest Dresser. Needs painting or refinished. $40.00. Kinderhook, MI (517) 238-5337 40 piece hose clamp set. Never opened, new. $7.00. (260) 665-2588 5 piece Rod Iron Patio Furniture. $40.00. (260) 573-5384 78x84 Tan color vertical blinds for sliding or French door. New in box. $40.00 obo (260) 347-5268 A.Waldorf & Sons Sterling Silver Monogrammed Silverware (mixed set) with case. $20.00 obo. Call/text, (260) 336-7774 Antique Oil Cans 1 - 4 gal., 1 - 2 gal., & 1 - 1 gal. All 3 for $50.00. (260) 564-4924 Backpack Style Baby/Toddler Carrier with stand. $10.00. Call/text, (260)336-7774

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

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

Do you offer a Business Service?

Call 877.791.7877 to feature your business!

Beautiful Area Rug 63�x94�, Mimosa Lambswool. Blue, green, mauve. $50.00. (260) 357-9023

Chicago Bears Sweatshirt. Size Lg. Looks new. $10.00. (260) 636-2356

Bag of large Teddy Bears. All very cute. $10.00. (260) 636-2356

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Beautiful 6.5 ft. Douglas Fir Christmas tree. $50.00 obo. (260) 243-8070

CAMPERS/RV

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Beautiful 4 Shelf Lighted All Mirrored Corner Curio Cabinet. $50.00. (260) 357-9023

Cabinet Type Color TV $40.00 (260) 894-4623

Bag of boys 4T clothes. A few 3T’s. Very nice & clean. Jeans, sweatshirts, T-shirts, shorts, camos, etc. $30.00. (260) 636-2356

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MERCHANDISE UNDER $50

REDUCED: DECK BOAT, TRAILER & LIFT. $2,225. (260) 413-9998

Sell your merchandise priced $50 or less for FREE in KPC Classified. Kiss it Goodbye, Make some FAST CASH with the nifty fifty program. Up to 12 words plus phone number.

ANTIQUES - COLLECTIBLES TOOLS - HOUSEHOLD

308 S. Main St. Auburn, IN 46706 260.572.6490

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

PETS/ANIMALS

315 W. 9TH ST., AUBURN, IN Nice three bedroom, two bath home. Endless possibilities, investment potential!

OWNER: THELMA MYERS

Brand NEW in plastic!

260 349-2685

SATURDAY, NOV. 23, 2013 AT 10 AM

Call for inspection. Food will be available on site. Buyer’s premium applies to all sales.

FURNITURE

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

AUCTION

MINIMUM BID $20,000

Oreck canister sweeper, 1 year old. Mint cond. $100.00 (260) 488-3135

TIMBER WANTED

Myers Real Estate & Personal Property

ABSOLUTE AUCTION

MERCHANDISE

WHEELS

Maintenance

Drivers

HOMES FOR SALE

APARTMENT RENTAL

STUFF

EMPLOYMENT

GARAGE SALES

EMPLOYMENT

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2013

HOME IMPROVEMENT

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

ROOFING/SIDING County Line Roofing FREE ESTIMATES Tear offs, wind damage & reroofs. Call (260)627-0017

Eagle Claw “Water Eagle� 6’ Spincast Rod. $20.00. (260) 665-2588 Electric Dryer $40.00 (260) 894-4623 Electric Hospital Bed $50.00 (260) 385-2776 Futon. “Blue� mattress. Clean, good cond. $50.00. Brimfield-Albion (260) 564-4924 Gas Turkey Roaster with tank. $25.00. (260) 573-5384 Green Variegated Recliner Chair; rocks. $50.00 obo (260) 897-2121 Kerosene Heater with (new-in-bag) wick. You need to install. $35.00. Kinderhook, MI (517) 238-5337 Mens Dark Tan J. Ferrar dress pants. Size 48x30, never worn. $40.00. (260) 925-0221 Metal Cage 3x3x2 ft. plastic bottom with casters. $40.00. (260) 385-2776 Old School Bell 17� Diameter. Has hanger, no cradle. $50.00. (260) 665-2588 Quart Jar of Old Game Marbles. $7.00. (260) 854-3668 Small Dog Cage with divider. 24� l x 17� w x 18�h. Used one month. $10.00. Avilla, (260) 242-1519 Swivel Rocker Chair Red Crushed Velvet Excellent cond. $40.00 cash. (260) 925-1125 Turkey Smoker $25.00 (260) 573-5384 Vera Bradley Tote with umbrella & zipper. Miller Pink Elephant, new. $50.00. (260) 925-0221 Washing Machine $50.00 (260) 894-4623 White Decorative Bird Cage with 5.5’ stand. $10.00. Call/text, (260) 336-7774 Women Plus Size Blouse, size 3X $5.00. (260) 908-3622 Women Plus Size Blouse, size 4X $5.00. (260) 908-3622 Women Plus Size Jeans. Size 26 $5.00. (260) 908-3622 Women Plus Size Jeans. Size 28 $5.00. (260) 908-3622 Wooden Cabinet w/2 doors. Holds DVD’s, VHS’s, CD’s, etc. 3 shelves inside & on doors. 28�hx12�dx23 1/2� w. Very nice. $20.00. (260) 636-2356

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