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Prosecutor won’t reopen child death case Group vows to continue to fight for justice

GOOD MORNING Crash in Ligonier kills Cromwell man LIGONIER — A Cromwell man died in a one-car crash Saturday at 5:14 p.m. in Ligonier. Oscar Rodriguez, 24, of the 500 block of Baker Street was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, the Noble County Sheriff’s Department said. A male passenger in the car, Karol Rodriguez, 21, of Ligonier, suffered injuries to his leg and upper body. He was airlifted to Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne Police said the crash occurred at 825 Morton St., Ligonier, when Oscar Rodriguez was driving eastbound on Morton Street from Gold Street. His 2005 Lincoln LS went off the south side of the street, then came back onto the roadway. It slid sideways into the westbound lane, then into a ditch on the north side of the street. The car came to a stop when it struck a tree, facing northeast. Alcohol was factor in the crash, police said in a news release. Assisting the Noble County Sheriff’s Department at the scene were Ligonier Police, Noble County EMS and the Ligonier Fire Department.


LAGRANGE — LaGrange County Prosecuting Attorney Jeff Wible and self-appointed child advocate Bernadine Buccafuri of Pennsylvania both would like to see true justice done in the name of a LaGrange County 16-monthold who died in 2009. Thursday, Wible received a certified letter from Buccafuri on behalf of a group called requesting that Ohio attorney Kevin Rumes be

named a special prosecutor in the case of Alissa Guernsey’s death. The letter sent to Wible reads, in part, “We believe … you failed in your prosecution of justice on behalf of Alissa Beth Guernsey and respectfully request that you relinquish any participation in this case.” The group has held at least two protests on the LaGrange County Courthouse grounds in the past year. Saying he shares the group’s frustration with how the case turned out, but that he did all he could with the case, Wible said he will not respond to the group’s request. “I guess I am going to have to keep on pushing,” Buccafuri said when told the news. “We are just not going to stop.”

On March 28, 2009, emergency responders were called to the Christy Shaffer residence on Pine Street in Topeka. Alissa Guernsey, who had been placed at the home by the Steuben County Division of Child Services, was taken to Parkview LaGrange hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Police reports indicated multiple bruises on the girl’s body. Dr. Scott Wagner, a forensic pathologist, ruled the cause of death as blunt-force trauma to the head and classified the death as a homicide. A LaGrange County grand jury indicted Shaffer in June 2009 on charges of neglect of a dependent causing serious bodily injury, a Class B felony; and neglect of a dependent causing bodily injury, a Class C felony. SEE CASE, PAGE A8

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East Noble second in band competition WATERLOO — East Noble High School’s marching band placed second out of 10 bands in Class B at the DeKalb Invitational contest Saturday. East Noble also won a special award for best visual effect. Greenfield Central placed first in Class B and won the other special awards for best music and best general effect. North Side placed third. Twenty-two high school bands performed in four enrollment classes at the contest. Northrop placed first in Class A, with Snider second.

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Miss Indiana on parade Miss Indiana Terrin Thomas of Auburn wears an Indiana University-inspired outfit in the traditional Show Us Your Shoes parade Saturday in Atlantic City, N.J. The parade features all Miss America

contestants wearing costumes that reflect their home states. The finals of the Miss America pageant will be broadcast live Sunday at 9 p.m. on ABC television.

GENEVA (AP) — A diplomatic breakthrough Saturday on securing and destroying Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile averted the threat of U.S. military action for the moment and could swing momentum toward ending a horrific civil war. Marathon negotiations between U.S. and Russian diplomats at a Geneva hotel produced a sweeping agreement that will require one of the most ambitious arms-control efforts in history. The deal involves making an inventory and seizing all components of Syria’s chemical weapons program and imposing penalties if President Bashar Assad’s government fails to comply will the terms. After days of intense day-andnight negotiations between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey SEE SYRIA, PAGE A8

Dog’s foster owner keeps friendship going BY PATRICK REDMOND

LAGRANGE — Sometimes, a good thing comes in a small, white furry package. For Harvey Neu, that good thing is his best friend, a Corgi terrier mix dog named Rex. Their story began in 2008 when Neu, a retired milk inspector, decided that he needed another dog in his life. He found Rex during a trip to the LaGrange County Animal Shelter. “I love dogs, and thought I should have a dog,” said Neu, now 93. Rex already was living large for a small dog. While he was a shelter dog, he’d managed to charm the shelter staff into allowing him to spend most of his days in the shelter’s front office, greeting every person who entered the building. Neu said he was quickly drawn to the dog because of Rex’s friendly nature. Rex went home with Neu, and the two quickly became inseparable. Often, the dog would accompany Neu on fishing trips. “He loved every minute of it,” Neu said of their adventures

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These two photos were taken from the Facebook page Alissa Guernsey was 16 months old in 2009 when she died from blunt-force trauma to her head.

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together on the lake. “He’s my friend. … He’s my friend.” The pair spent five years together. But this summer, things changed. Neu started to have health problems. “They told me I got my medications mixed up, and I guess the medication got the best of me,” Neu explained. That mix-up caused Neu to suffer from dizziness, and one bout in particular caused him to fall hard and injure himself. Afterward, Neu and his children decided that for his own well being, the time had come for Neu to move into Miller’s Merry Manor assisted living unit. Unfortunately, Rex could not make the move with Neu. And despite an entire family’s best efforts, neither Neu nor his daughters could find the dog a new home. So Neu feared that Rex would have go back to the shelter, and he contacted Ark, the Howe-based animal rescue organization that last year took over the LaGrange shelter. “Moving was tough on me” SEE DOG, PAGE A8


Foster owner Lisa Bowen-Slaven takes Rex, a Corgi terrier mix dog, to visit his longtime owner Harvey Neu at Miller’s Merry Manor in LaGrange.

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Cooler weather and bright blue skies helped people feel healthy at Parkview Noble Hospital’s eighth annual Community Health Fair and Picnic Saturday. In the information tent, Kara Warrener, a volunteer with the Noble County Medical Alliance, shared information about WHALE. Audrey Paul of Columbia City is holding daughter, Allie. Paul is supervisor of Parkview

Noble’s Family Birthing Center. WHALE, which stands for We Have A Little Emergency, is a child safety seat occupant identification program which saves lives in the event of motor vehicle accidents. For more information about WHALE contact Warrener at 347-3803 or Suzie Gaff at 347-5916 or email or gaffsuzie@


Parkview Noble Hospital’s eighth annual community health fair and picnic Saturday included reduced-cost blood screenings. Phlebotomist Heather Siders of Bryan, Ohio, is shown with Jona Slone of Albion. A record 420 people took advantage of the opportunity to have a variety of blood tests

at the hospital on the west edge of Kendallville. Parkview Noble spokeswoman Julie Buttgen said organizers were very pleased with the weather and the turnout for the event. Held mainly outdoors, the health fair/picnic featured activities for all ages and a free lunch served to more than 1,400 people.

Teenage sisters Chyanna and Arianna Smith of Howe are the Indiana Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 2013 Northeast Indiana Honored Heroes

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KENDALLVILLE — Parkview Noble Hospital’s eighth annual Community Health Fair and Picnic Saturday on the hospital’s spacious campus on the west edge of Kendallville, south of U.S. 6, included reduced-cost blood screenings, a free grilled chicken lunch (served to more than 1,400 people), activities for children, music by the Fords, information on health issues, and much more. Among the displays in the health fair tent was a table with information about the upcoming Light the Night Walk. Teenage sisters Chyanna and Arianna Smith of Howe are the Indiana Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 2013 Northeast Indiana Honored Heroes for the Sept. 24 Light the Night Walk at

East Noble High School, Kendallville. Carrying illuminated balloons — white for survivors, red for supporters and gold for the memory of a loved one — participants will walk a two-mile route. “Honored heroes� are people who have battled or are battling a blood cancer. Chyanna, 16, was diagnosed with T-cell lymphoma in 2010. She had her last chemo treatment in 2012 and is in remission. Arianna, 13, was diagnosed with B-cell lymphoma in 2011. She had her last chemo treatment last February and is in remission. Arianna was also diagnosed with a condition called Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, also known as aHus, in 2012,

and is undergoing treatment. Peolpe may register for the walk at lightthenight. org/in or by contacting Melanie Kruth at 616-0654.

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Co-workers Ken Townsley and Linda Spindler of southern Noble County hold a ceremonial check Monday, representing their $19 million winnings in a Hoosier Lottery drawing Sept. 7.

Local co-workers win $19 million in lottery INDIANAPOLIS — Linda Spindler and Ken Townsley of rural Huntertown in southern Noble County claimed a $19 million Hoosier Lotto prize at Hoosier Lottery Headquarters in Indianapolis Monday. The lucky co-workers matched six of six numbers in Saturday’s Hoosier Lotto drawing. The winners were accompanied by their spouses, Dave Spindler and Pam Townsley. The co-workers defied odds of 1 in more than 12 million to win the jackpot, and they did it on a free ticket, Hoosier Lottery officials said. The two co-workers have played Hoosier Lotto together regularly for about eight years. They said they usually play $20 worth of tickets containing numbers of their own choosing and use their weekly winnings to buy a few additional quick picks. One of their tickets in Wednesday’s drawing matched two of the six numbers, which carries a prize of a free ticket. It was that free quick pick that matched all six numbers in Saturday’s drawing and turned out to be worth $19 million.

Steuben storm downs trees, cuts power GOLDEN LAKE — Martha Shipe rode out Wednesday night’s storm in a planned visit in Ashley. But when she arrived to her home on Meeks Drive at Golden Lake, she found quite the mess. “We came home after dark and drove through this to get in. There was quite a bit of wind,� Shipe said Thursday morning as she raked her yard of storm debris. Downed trees, high wind and lightning strikes contributed to more than 200 customers losing power, mainly in central and southwestern portions of Steuben County. In DeKalb County, at Story Lake west of Ashley, an unoccupied trailer caught fire after trees took down power lines. Shipe was surprised an older tree on her property survived the wind in an area that saw trees uprooted along Golden Lake Road. Steuben County REMC had 160 customers lose power for about two hours, mainly in the Bower Lake-Golden Lake-Lake Arrowhead area, said Jaime Walker, REMC director of member services. Northern Indiana Public Service Co. had about 68 customers lose power for more than three hours, said spokesman Nick Meyer.

Horrom fills vacancy on Auburn board AUBURN — Mayor Norm Yoder has named former Auburn Plan Commission member and local insurance agent Herb Horrom to the city’s Board of Public Works and Safety. Horrom accepted the appointment Wednesday and served in his first board meeting Thursday morning. He replaces 13-year member Jack Randinelli, who died unexpectedly Sept. 1. Horrom, of Auburn’s Brown & Brown Insurance, previously served on the board Horrom of directors for the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum. He served on the city’s Plan Commission until his appointment to the Board of Works.

Local native heads development efforts ANGOLA — As the state’s new director of the Indiana Economic Development Corp., Eric Doden is proud of his home region of northeast Indiana, but in his new role, he has to serve all of Indiana. “I couldn’t be more proud of this region,� Doden said in a meeting of the Steuben County Industrial Guild held at Witmer Clubhouse at Trine University’s Zollner Golf Course. Doden grew up in Butler in DeKalb County, lived in Auburn and currently calls Allen County his home, though he commutes to work in Indianapolis.

Bennett faces more accusations INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Indiana schools chief Tony Bennett kept multiple campaign databases on Department of Education servers and ordered his staff to dissect a speech by his Democratic opponent for inaccuracies last fall in apparent violations of Indiana election and ethics laws, documents obtained by The Associated Press show. Bennett on Wednesday denied instructing his staff to do campaign work and told The Associated Press one of the lists was used to make “thank you calls� on his own time after the election. Indiana law prohibits state employees from engaging in political activity, including seeking contributions, while on duty or acting in an official capacity.

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If you “like� Fort Wayne’s booming food truck business, thank Facebook and Twitter. “Social media just drives our industry,� said Jim Garigen, owner of Jumby’s Joint food truck and founder of the Fort Wayne Food Truck Association. “Without it we would be nowhere.� Facebook and Twitter allow Fort Wayne’s food trucks and carts to keep fans updated on where they will be every day and what specials they will be offering. Customers also use social media to tweet or text their orders in to the food vendors so they can pick them up later, Garigen said. The street-food vendor industry is one of the fastest growing in the United States, and Fort Wayne is catching up quickly with what has happened in other cities over the past few years. “Fort Wayne is a city of foodies,� Garigen declared. Food trucks themselves are nothing new, but today’s models with full-service kitchens and menus based on fresh foods are a far cry from the “roach coach� trucks and trailers that used to dispense bad coffee, stale doughnuts and pre-made, shrink-wrapped sandwiches at factories, construction sites and other locations. Garigen was a traveling trainer for Avis in 2011 when he saw a television piece on the new wave in food trucks and started thinking about starting one of his own. When it opened for business on March 2012, Jumby’s Joint was the first “modern� food truck in Fort Wayne, Garigen boasted, although there were already some carts in operation. Garigen had heard other food vendors were on their way, so two months after he launched his truck he incorporated the Fort Wayne Food Truck Association “to support mobile food vendors and advocate on their behalf.� “I also wanted to help them not make the mistakes I had,� Garigen acknowledged. It may seem strange that one competitor would go out of his way to help others, but that’s the nature of the food-truck and food-cart business. “We all believe we’re better off in numbers than we are singly,� said chef Eric Spicer, whose food truck, Spicer’s, started business in June. The association now has seven food-truck members and three food carts, and Garigen is consulting with five more startups that are in the planning stages. Fort Wayne’s food trucks have some regular stops, and it’s rare to see one without seeing several others. They rally on the south side of town on Wednesdays, at Redeemer Lutheran Church; at One Summit Square downtown on Thursdays; and at the parking lot of the Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana/ Michiana headquarters off Dupont Road on Fridays. “There absolutely is strength in numbers,� Garigen said. “Put three or four trucks together and you have a full brick-and-mortar restaurant menu.� The Food Truck Fridays event at the Girl Scouts, which launched in early August, has gotten bigger every week, agreed Spicer and John Maxwell, owner of the Ragin’ Cajun food truck. Hundreds of customers line up at the trucks each Friday, many obviously from nearby Dupont Hospital and other medical facilities because they saunter over in their scrubs. “Every truck is coming close to selling out each time,� Garigen said. The trucks also are doing a good business at special


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Eric Spicer started his food-truck business, Spicer’s, in June.

“Fort Wayne is a city of foodies.� Jim Garigen Owner of Jumby’s Joint food truck and founder of the Fort Wayne Food Truck Association

• events, including art fairs and festivals, and some have gotten into catering. The association had several trucks at the Labor Day weekend Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival in Auburn, where a food competition pitting the chefs against one another helped generate interest. Ragin’ Cajun won the people’s choice award for the dish it prepared using the mandatory special ingredient, duck supplied by Maple Leaf Farms. The association has sponsored two “Foodstockâ€? events with similar competitions. “I’m always impressed with what they can create,â€? Garigen said. The food trucks and carts are contributing to the local economy because the operators buy a lot of their supplies — foods, signs and even the trucks themselves — locally, Garigen said. And while they might provide traditional restaurants such as those downtown some competition, they also create

additional business. “In my estimation, we are increasing foot traffic,� he said. Beyond that, there are opportunities for collaboration between food trucks and restaurants. The food trucks recently partnered with Pint & Slice downtown to serve beer and wine at one of the association’s events. Both Maxwell and Spicer came to the truck business from traditional restaurants. Maxwell, from New Orleans, used to run Mother’s, a blue-collar institution in that city. He moved to Indiana, where his wife has family, two years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. The city was still struggling to recover, business was sparse and insurance and other costs of operation there were astronomical, he said. For Maxwell, running a food truck was a step down from running a restaurant, but it’s one he wanted to take. “I love to cook,� he said. “I’ve managed restaurants and night clubs, but the level of dedication it takes is eight days a week.� With the food truck, Maxwell said, he has more control over his hours and can choose when to work and when not to. Spicer’s interest in food was inherited from his father, who had a culinary-arts degree. “I learned a lot from him,� he said.

Spicer worked for 12 years at the beloved Hartley’s, an upscale Fort Wayne restaurant that closed in 2009, and after that at Paula’s, another local favorite. He also keeps busy managing rental properties and doing snow removal in the winter, “but to be honest, I’ve always wanted to have my own restaurant.� A food truck, Spicer reckoned, would be a way of getting into the restaurant business on a smaller scale. And he knew exactly what he wanted in a truck, which he ended up designing himself when he couldn’t buy what he had in mind. “Hartley’s had a very small kitchen, but we could feed 140 people on a Saturday night in a kitchen not much bigger than my truck. This is very similar, but without the dishwasher and the walk-in cooler.� Spicer only uses fresh foods to prepare his dishes, which means grocery shopping every day and sometimes running out of ingredients for dishes that prove to be customer favorites. And while he thought of the truck originally as a steppingstone to a standing restaurant, now he’s not so sure. “I love my truck,� Spicer said. “This is a lot more fun than a restaurant. I’m having such a good time that even if I have a brick-and-mortar (restaurant), I think I’d keep the truck.�



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Deaths & Funerals • Geneva Listenberger FORT WAYNE — Geneva Listenberger, 84, passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at Coventry Meadows in Fort Wayne. Born in southern Indiana, Geneva was a homemaker. Surviving are her son, Dennis and Carol ListenMrs. berger of Fort Wayne; Listenberger daughter, Shirley and David Fulk of Kendallville; grandson, Matthew and Bridget Fulk of Kalispell, Mont.; granddaughter, Brandy and Jason Teders of Kendallville; granddaughter, Andrea Listenberger of Los Angeles, Calif.; six great-grandchildren; and sister, Marge Silva of Fort Wayne. Geneva was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Listenberger, in July 1976; parents, Hugh and Jesse Martin; four sisters and one brother. Funeral service is 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at D.O. McComb and

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John Woodward GARRETT — John Eugene Woodward, 53, of Garrett, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 875 S. Wayne St., Waterloo. Burial will be in Christian Union Cemetery in Garrett. Calling will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials are to the Feller and Clark Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

Tea party raises havoc with GOP FLETCHER, N.C. (AP) — Tea party activists, once unquestioned as a benefit to the Republican Party for supplying it with votes and energy, are now criticizing GOP leaders at seemingly every turn. They’re demanding that Congress use upcoming budget votes to deny money for putting in place President Barack Obama’s 2010 health care law, despite warnings the strategy could lead to a government shutdown. They’re upset that Republicans didn’t block a Senate-passed immigration bill. Many are outspoken opponents of any U.S. involvement in Syria’s civil war. A recent Pew Research Center survey found that more than 7 in 10 self-identified “tea party Republicans” disapprove of the job performance of GOP congressional leaders. Many of the major tea party groups are backing 2014 primary challengers against Republicans the activists deem too moderate, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. The Kentucky conservative once declared it his job to make Obama a one-term president. That leaves some Republicans quietly worried that an intraparty tussle could yield a repeat of 2012. That year, conservative candidates lost winnable Senate races, and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney struggled to win over conservatives while


still appealing to moderate swing voters. The health care debate puts the GOP in its tightest spot. Wary Republicans recall the 1995-96 government shutdowns under President Bill Clinton, who persuaded many voters to blame the GOP and House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a Georgia Republican, for that budget impasse. McConnell, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and other GOP congressional leaders endorse the idea to “defund Obamacare.” But some also have tried to persuade core supporters that it won’t happen because Democrats run the Senate and Obama won’t gut his signature domestic achievement. If Congress doesn’t agree on appropriations at all, then many core government functions, including some military operations and the processing of Medicare claims and Social Security applications, would stop. But that doesn’t satisfy the tea party faithful, who say too many Republicans have welcomed their support in elections only to ignore their concerns in office. Amy Kremer, the leader of the California-based Tea Party Express, spent much of the congressional summer break on a national tour intended to pressure Republicans into backing the defunding movement. “My message to Speaker Boehner and (House Majority Leader) Eric Cantor and Senator McConnell is simple: If you’re not willing to fight for this, what are you willing to fight for?” she said at a recent stop in western North Carolina. Her group has helped elected conservative favorites such as Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Marco Rubio of Florida and Ted Cruz of Texas. After a similar event in Atlanta, Brent Bozell of the Virginia-based ForAmerica, said: “I’d like them to stop thinking about their own re-elections for five minutes. Someone should remind House Republicans that they have the majority for a reason. They should use it.” Your Full Line Memorial Dealer Supplying Monuments for Every Budget 260-463-2438 • 800-998-2511 4770 East US 20 • LaGrange, IN 46761 4-3/10 miles east of stoplight on US 20 Weekdays 8:00-5:00 • Saturday 8:00-3:00

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Glen Slabach sits on a John Deere tractor at an area farm show. Tractors were his favorite hobby. He sold

tractors, repaired tractors and drove tractors.

A loyal friend to all Glen Slabach remembered as straightforward, honest BY DENNIS NARTKER

SYRACUSE — He always had time to help anybody at any time. He was a model husband, father and grandfather, a true, loving friend to many, a special person to all. Glen Richard Slabach will be missed. Mr. Slabach, 78, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at a farm implement auction, doing what he loved. He worked in agriculture-related jobs all his life and was well-known to many in agriculture and 4-H in northeast Indiana and southern Michigan. Mr. Slabach developed long-lasting friendships with a lot of people, according to his daughter, Tammy Janes of Ligonier. Their signatures filled the register book during Tuesday’s calling for Mr. Slabach at Yeager Funeral Home. “So many people told us they loved dealing with dad because they felt he was straightforward and honest,” said his son, Dean Slabach. Glen Slabach took a keen interest in his children’s activities and then his grandchildren’s activities. “Through my 57 years I could not have asked for a more caring and loving father, always taking an interest in whatever I was doing and supporting me in every way,” said his son. “We didn’t always agree, but we would end up respecting each other’s point of view. Dad was my best friend and my best man in my wedding.” Faith in God was important to Mr. Slabach. The family always went to church on Sunday. “Dad led the meal prayer. He loved being with family,” said his son. Janes said her father was a busy man, but always had time for the family. They had horses and participated in 4-H events at the Elkhart County Fair. “Dad was right there for us,” she said. When her son, Clay, first got into 4-H at his grandfather’s urging, he showed rabbits.

Lotteries • INDIANAPOLIS — These are Saturday’s winning lottery numbers: Hoosier: Midday: 6-3-7 and 1-5-4-4; Evening: 2-9-9 and 3-3-7-9. Hoosier Lotto: 1-14-15-27-35-41; Cash 5: 11-18-23-26-34; Quick Draw: 5-6-7-8-9-13-18-20-25-27-3039-40-43-48-56-66-72-75-76; Poker Lotto: 6D-kC-2S-KH-JS; Powerball: 1-17-25-37-44, Powerball 20. Michigan: Midday 2-5-2 and 2-2-7-3; Daily 4-3-8 and 5-7-3-9; Fantasy 5: 5-19-25-30-35; Classic Lotto 47: 10-12-13-17-21-25; Keno: 8-17-19-21-24-27-29-30-31-32-3340-43-44-49-53-56-61-64-71-77-80. Ohio: Midday: 7-1-8 and 9-8-9-1; Pick 5 midday: 4-6-9-4-0; Evening: 7-2-6 and 1-0-0-1; Pick 5 evening: 3-9-6-9-1; Rolling Cash 5: 4-24-2734-37; Classic Lotto: 05-16-17-2646-49, Kicker: 9-7-6-9-4-2. Illinois: LuckyDay Lotto Midday: 3-9-16-17-32; My 3 Midday: 6-5-2; Pick Three Fireball-Midday:3-2-3; Pick Four Midday: 2-5-8-8; Extra Shot Lotto: 8-25-32-33-34-47, extra shot: 1; Lucky Day Lotto evening: 1-5-28-30-39; Pick Three Fireball evening: 8-7-2; Pick Four Fireball evening: 3-4-6-7; My 3 evening: 2-4-6.

“Clay was so tiny that on show day he had to stand on a stool during the competition. His rabbit won first place, and we were so proud. When it came time for the auction, Clay’s rabbit sold for $800 because so many of Dad’s friends bid on it,” said Tammy. When Mr. Slabach lived in LaGrange County, he was a member of the LaGrange County Fair Board from 1985-1995, and served on the Indiana State Fair Association until his death. He earned the state fair association’s Hall of Fame award. Grandson Clay Preston and his grandfather became close friends over the years. “My grandpa is one of the greatest men that I have known,” he said. Mr. Slabach was always asking Clay when he was going to find a good girl and settle down. In December 2011, he started dating a girl who fit his grandpa’s description. Then Mr. Slabach kept asking his grandson when he was going to marry that good girl. “When I proposed to Chelsea, I don’t know who was happier when she said yes, Chelsea, me or grandpa,” Preston said. Mr. Slabach worked for Pine Manor and Burger Dairy, was co-owner of Ford Tractor Sales of New Paris and owned and operated Slabach Equipment of Howe. He was then a salesman for Sherman Farm Equipment in Howe. “Glen and I were friends and competitors in the 1980s and always treated each other with the upmost respect and trust,” said Frank Sherman. They were on the LaGrange County Fair Board together, members of the Howe Lions Club and involved in community activities. “You can’t find many friends and associates as loyal as Glen,” Sherman said. Tractors were Mr. Slabach’s favorite hobby. “He was happiest mowing lawns or just driving a tractor. He always said you can do anything with the right equipment,” said his wife, Suzanne Slabach. He was involved in Florida Flywheels and attended

“You can’t find many friends and associates as loyal as Glen.” Frank Sherman Friend of Glen Slabach

• several farm progress shows over the years. Friends Gary and Carolyn Riegsecker recalled that on plow days, Mr. Slabach ran his John Deere G, and shortly after lunch ran out of gas numerous times. “Everyone got a laugh when it happened,” they said. They drove tractors with Mr. Slabach across the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan, and remembered the time Mr. Slabach was operating a tractor in a tractor drive and rear-ended Gary’s tractor. Grandson Drew Preston remembered fondly the times when his grandpa took him to his office at Sherman Farm Equipment and allowed him and his brother, Clay, to drive small, toy John Deere tractors around the show room and sit on the bigger tractors. Mr. Slabach got the most out of life, always involved in family, friends, clubs and organizations. “I don’t know of another person who invested so much time in friends and relationships,” said son-in-law Tom Janes. Drew said his grandpa would talk to everyone like they were his best friends. All his life, he never complained about business struggles or health problems, said his wife. He wouldn’t say how bad he was feeling or how limited he was, he just pushed on. “I thank the Lord for him and the 48 years we had together,” she said. Son Dean said his father was a simple man living his life by the golden rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Mr. Slabach lies in Violet Cemetery in Goshen.

Strawberry growers seek alternatives to pesticides FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — For decades, California strawberry growers like Rod Koda injected the potent pesticide methyl bromide into soil to kill bugs, weeds and plant diseases before planting strawberries. But the chemical was slated to be phased out by international treaty because it depletes the Earth’s ozone layer. And later its replacement methyl iodide was pulled off the market after numerous public protests. Now, California regulators have proposed stricter rules to protect the public from a third fumigant that Koda and other conventional berry growers use to sanitize their fields. The restrictions are pushing California’s $2.3 billion strawberry industry toward developing nonchemical alternatives to pesticides. The industry and state have poured millions of dollars into research, but they say alternatives such as sterilizing soil with steam or growing berries in peat are not ready for prime time. California supplies nearly 90 percent of the nation’s strawberries.

“We’re so limited in what we can do and the restrictions that are out there, it’s getting tighter and tighter,” said Koda, who grows strawberries on 28 acres in Watsonville. “Some of the alternatives don’t show uniform results — a win-win one year and next year dead plants all over your field.” Since the 1960s, California strawberry growers have fumigated their fields before each crop is planted to control devastating soil-borne pests, increase yields and produce uniform, disease-free fruit. But expansion of urban development bordering berry fields on the Central Coast and in Southern California has increased unease over the dangers of fumigants to residents and farmworkers. Growers and state regulators have said the chemicals are safe with precautions such as not using fumigants in buffer zones near schools and residential areas and posting signs that prohibit entry to fields.




Egypt’s Mubarak waves, grins as his trial resumes


This photo provided by Earth Vision Trust shows destruction on Gold Run Creek north of Boulder, Colo. in the aftermath of flooding in the area that began Wednesday.

Rescuers issue warning to Colorado’s evacuees BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — As rescuers broke through to flood-ravaged Colorado towns, they issued a stern warning Saturday to anyone thinking of staying behind: Leave now or be prepared to endure weeks without electricity, running water and basic supplies. National Guard helicopters and truck convoys carried the admonition into paralyzed canyon communities where thousands of stranded residents were eager to escape the Rocky Mountain foothills. But not everybody was willing to go. Dozens of people in the isolated community of Jamestown wanted to stay to watch over their homes. Authorities made clear that residents who chose not to leave might not get another chance for a while.

“We’re not trying to force anyone from their home. We’re not trying to be forceful, but we’re trying to be very factual and definitive about the consequences of their decision, and we hope that they will come down,” Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle said. Special education teacher Brian Shultz, 38, was torn about leaving his Jamestown home. “I was thinking about staying. I could have lasted at least a year. I have a lot of training in wilderness survival,” he said, adding that he probably had enough beer to last the whole time. As he sat outside a makeshift shelter at a high school, Shultz floated the idea of walking back into the funky mountain town. “If we hike back, I would

stay there and just live. I’d rather be at our own house than staying at some other people’s houses,” he said. His wife, Meagan Harrington, gave him a wry smile. About 10 of their neighbors declined to evacuate, she said. “They said they wouldn’t force you, but it was strongly encouraged,” she said. Shultz teared up behind his sunglasses as he compared his situation to that of his neighbors. “At least all of our stuff’s there and will be there when we get back. The people right by the river, their houses were washed away. Other people thought their houses were going to be OK, and then they started to go. It’s just really devastating.”

Hurricane Ingrid forming XALAPA, Mexico (AP) — Ingrid became the second hurricane of the Atlantic storm season off Mexico on Saturday, while Tropical Storm Manuel threatened to cause flash floods and mudslides on the opposite side of the country. On Saturday afternoon, Hurricane Ingrid was packing maximum sustained winds of 75 mph.The storm was centered 195 miles east of Tuxpan Mexico. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said that if Ingrid stays on the forecast track, it’s likely to reach the coast of Mexico on Monday. The government of the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz began evacuating coastal residents Friday night, and local civil protection

People • Tearful Deen makes public appearance HOUSTON (AP) — Celebrity cook Paula Deen fought back tears as she was greeted by a supportive crowd during an appearance at a Houston cooking show. Saturday’s event was Deen’s first public appearance since June when it was revealed that in an earlier legal deposition she acknowledged using racial slurs in the past. Within a few days the Food Network yanked her show off the air, Smithfield Foods dropped her as a celebrity endorser, and retailers such as Wal-Mart removed her products from shelves. The Houston Chronicle reports about 1,500 people gave Deen a standing ovation Saturday when she appeared at the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show. She told them their hearts were “as big as your state.” Deen held two cooking demonstrations, including tips on how to make peanut butter pie.

authorities said that more than 5,300 people have been moved to safer ground. Of those, about 3,500 people are being housed in official shelters with the rest staying with family and friends. There were no immediate reports of injuries blamed on the storm. More than 1,000 homes in Veracruz state have been affected by the storm to varying degrees, and 20 highways and 12 bridges have suffered damages, according to the state’s civil protection authority. A bridge collapsed near the northern Veracruz city of Misantla Friday, cutting off the area from the state capital. Thirteen people died when a landslide buried their homes in heavy rains spawned by Tropical

Depression Fernand on Monday. State officials imposed an orange alert, the highest possible, in parts of southern Veracruz. Off Mexico’s Pacific coast, Tropical Storm Manuel was moving with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph (85 kph). It was 105 miles (170 kilometers) off the city of Lazaro Cardenas and 215 miles (345 kilometers) southeast of Manzanillo. A tropical storm warning is in effect from Acapulco to Manzanillo. Manuel is expected to produce 10 to 15 inches of rain over parts of the Mexican states of Oaxaca and Guerrero, and life-threatening flash floods and mudslides are likely.

Briefs • Roller coaster reopens after fatality ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Six Flags reopened the Texas Giant roller coaster Saturday for the first time since a rider died at the North Texas amusement park, with new precautions and warnings for people lining up more than an hour to board. The ride opened with redesigned restraint bars and new seat belts, as well as a trial seat that riders could sit in before entering the line. The new measures did not appear to deter thousands of riders who waited an hour or more to ride the twisting wood-and-metal coaster. Six Flags cautioned park-goers that the Texas Giant might not accommodate “guests with unique body shapes or sizes.” The ride has been closed since Rosa Ayala-Goana fell 75 feet to her death in July. A witness told local media then that she expressed concern moments before the 14-story ride began that the safety bar had not completely engaged.

‘Back to the Future’ cars getting makeovers HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — It may not time travel, but the DeLorean sports car is finding its way into the future even without a flux capacitor. People are spending thousands of dollars to have DeLoreans outfitted to resemble the one that starred in the 1985 movie “Back to the Future.” About 9,000 DeLorean DMC-12 cars were produced from 1981-82 before the original company went bust. About 6,500 are believed to still exist, easily recognizable with their boxy, stainless steel bodies and gullwing doors. The current brand owner, DeLorean Motor Co. of Huntington Beach, handles everything from oil changes to full reconstructions. But as the 30th anniversary of “Back to the Future” approaches in 2015, there’s been an increase in requests to recreate the movie’s iconic car, according to the Orange County Register.

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian judge on Saturday named top security officials to testify in the retrial of former President Hosni Mubarak on charges related to the killings of around 900 protesters during the 2011 uprising that led to his ouster. The 85-year-old longtime autocrat’s previous conviction for failing to stop the killings was overturned on appeals earlier this year, leaving still open questions about who ordered the use of deadly force against protesters and who carried out those orders. The naming of former prison and top intelligence officials in the case appeared to intertwine Mubarak’s trial with accusations facing his successor, Mohammed Morsi, who was ousted in a popularly-backed coup July 3 just one year after his election.

Morsi has been held since at an undisclosed military facility and is being investigated on allegations that he and other Muslim Brotherhood leaders conspired with the Palestinian Hamas group in the neighboring Gaza Strip to escape from prison during the anti-Mubarak uprising. That allegation was raised again in court Saturday by defense lawyers who suggested that Hamas militants were behind the attacks on prisons and police stations in the northern Sinai Peninsula, which borders Gaza. As the trial resumed, the army continued its largest offensive in years against militants in northern Sinai. Security officials said Saturday they uncovered explosives aimed at an Egyptian border post near a tunnel from Gaza, with a detonating wire leading back

through a tunnel to Gaza. Military intelligence officials said the discovery was another sign that Gaza-based militants are involved in attacks on Egyptian security forces. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media. Over the past weeks, the military has bulldozed homes along the Gaza border and caved in tunnels beneath them in preparations for creating a buffer zone to reduce weapon smuggling and militant crossings. Brotherhood and Hamas officials have long denied any connection to the prison breaks or attacks on security forces in Sinai. The Brotherhood says the allegations are part of a propaganda blitz that has portrayed the group as a terrorist organization that must be banned.




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Looking Back • Since

Over 100 Years


ing history one day at a time. Writ

100 years ago • A band of Gypsies went through town Tuesday and as usual the women tried to hold up the citizens. They were quieted by the city marshal. Double teams and four abreast were features of the procession through town. THE NEWS SUN

25 years ago • A 30,000 gallon

railway tank car leaking toxic chemical fumes caused the evacuation of about 50 Noble County residents in a one-square mile area near C.R. 500E, about 4 miles east of Albion. Ten people including Noble County Sheriff Gary Dial and reserve officer Gary Fox, the three-man train crew and five nearby residents were treated by EMS personnel for throat and eye irritation, shortness of breath and headache pain. THE EVENING STAR

25 years ago • Three DeKalb High School seniors achieved semifinalist status in the National Merit Scholarship competition — Corey Alguire, Bob Hardy and Paul Rahe. It is rare for local schools to have more than one semifinalist per year. HERALD REPUBLICAN

25 years ago • Valley Outlet

Center is on the grow again. The outlet mall at the southwest corner of the intersection of State Roads 127 and 120 will be adding a new, stand-alone building on the north side of the property, announced mall developer Andy Norton. The addition will have space for five more stores, bringing the center to 27 stores with more than 105,000 square feet of space. Norton expected an October opening for some of the stores. (NOTE: One of the original stores to the addition, Kitchen Collection, is still in operation at what is now The Outlet Shoppes at Fremont.)

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Our View •

Humanitarian effort might be best way to aid Syrian people If U.S. intervention could put Syria on the road to peace and stability and assure that Syrian chemical weapons will never be used again, a U.S. military effort would be worth it. But those goals don’t seem achievable through military intervention because the civil war is so complicated, with so many factions and religious fanatics. Unbelievable as it seems, if President Bashar Assad falls, Syria’s Christians could be among the losers. A Sept. 4 online article in “National Catholic Reporter” was headlined: “Syrian Christians say Western attack could make things worse.” John L. Allen Jr. wrote that Syria’s In the Middle East, Christians may not be fans of Assad’s regime, they generally prefer it to what they moderate Muslims and “but see as the likely alternative — rising Islamic Christians generally fundamentalism and Iraq-style chaos, in religious minorities such as themselves have the same goals: which would be among the primary victims.” religious freedom Allen quotes Chaldean Catholic Bishop Antoine Audo of Aleppo who said, “What the and respect for each U.S. did in Iraq, we don’t want repeated in Syria.” other’s rights. In the Middle East, moderate Muslims and Christians generally have the same goals: religious freedom and respect for each other’s rights. Authoritarian rulers vary greatly in their respect for religious rights. Assad is a cruel, ruthless leader, but he did not persecute Christians. John Luke, an American friend of Kendallville residents, has been living in Egypt 19 years. When Luke worked for the U.S. government in Egypt, he hired many local professionals and laborers. “The majority were Muslim, based on the population, but there were many Christians on my team and they worked very, very well together,” he said. “In the 17 years I ran the Booz Allen Hamilton team I don’t remember one incident that was caused by religion.” Luke, who is president of one of the Rotary clubs in Alexandria, Egypt, said he has to “think real hard to recall the religion of club members.” His wife, Sahar, a native of Alexandria, said relationships between Christians and Muslims in Egypt “for centuries have been based on respect … It’s part of our heritage, our culture and our faith as Islam recognizes Jesus as a prophet and Mary is very respected in Islam.” Sahar blames poverty, lack of education and propaganda for the rise of religious fanaticism and the increase in violence against Christians and moderate Muslims. Daniel Burke, writing for CNN’s belief blog, stated: “Under Assad, Christians had more rights than in many Middle Eastern countries, with the freedom to worship and run schools and churches … Rebel fighters have targeted Christian communities.” Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” that “Islamic rebels winning is a bad idea for the Christians. All of a sudden we’ll have another Islamic state where Christians are persecuted.” U.S. military action against Syria might inadvertently help Islamic fundamentalism, as it did in Iraq. Perhaps our biggest positive impact could be increased humanitarian aid. Millions of Syrian refugees will be facing winter soon.

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

Letters • CAFO comparison is out of date To the editor: The letter to the editor about the comparison of a hog farm near St. Mary’s Lake in Ohio and the one proposed in Steuben County is out of date. I have been studying confined animal feeding operations for more than 15 years. The farm in Ohio is not confined and that makes all the scientific difference. Today the state of the art in CAFOs require odor, run-off and manure spreading controls ensuring a clean operation. In the early days of the practice there were many problems and abuses. But if you would really listen to what Keith Werner, a professional farmer, is building it would be obvious this whole issue simply is, “Don’t put it in my backyard.” To feel this farm would adversely affect tourism in our country is, at best, an exaggeration. The reason there are so many CAFOs in Indiana is that the Indiana Department of Environmental Management has responded to a business that has improved and brought down the cost of bacon, sausage and pork chops. Paul R. Oakes Angola

Figure out the right thing To the editor: Doing the right! Good questions, but as usual no good answers. How about another question? What is the right thing for us to

do in regard to those Christians in Egypt, Syria and the whole Muslim world who are faced with the choice of convert to Islam or have your head taken off? We are so eager to jump in when Muslims are killing Muslims by whatever means, but we don’t even think about the Christians who are being butchered. Find out how many Christians have been killed and then figure out what is the RIGHT thing to do. Rick Minehart Butler

DeKalb horsemen thanked for their investment in kids To the editor: The DeKalb County horsemen are very involved in our local communities. Many of you have enjoyed seeing them at parades and other events where they give wagon rides. They are also very involved in 4-H. Several of the DeKalb County horsemen shared their knowledge, time and animals with local children. Neil Sutton allowed my son to come over to his place once a week to work with his mules and show them for the fair. This allowed my son and others like him to have a great learning experience that he would not have had otherwise. I want to say thank you to Neil and the rest of the horsemen for their investment into the kids of our community. Andrew Baker Waterloo

O’Bannon remembered for foundation he laid INDIANAPOLIS — It seems like an innocuous date, but in reality it was the high point in the executive career of Gov. Frank O’Bannon. This was the day the Indiana General Assembly reconvened in a special session, the fifth of the previous decade. It found the two 1996 gubernatorial opponents – O’Bannon and Republican Indianapolis Mayor Stephen Goldsmith – tag teaming and speaking to House and Senate caucuses of the other party to forge an epic deal. When the dust settled, the package had been hammered out on the new NBA arena for the Indiana Pacers and $30 million in extensive renovations for the Indianapolis Colts at the RCA Dome. Both teams were threatening to leave the state, and within days of the final gavel there was an announcement that the NCAA was moving its national headquarters to the White River State Park, that there would be an 18 percent increase in workers compensation benefits, and a cut in the inheritance tax. Frank O’Bannon has been gone for a decade now, stricken by a stroke at a Midwest-Japan trade meeting in Chicago and passing away on Sept. 13, 2003. Ten years passing is a good time to reassess the legacy of a governor. Several things stand out when it comes to this gentleman from Corydon. Scan the Indianapolis skyline and there stands Banker’s Life Fieldhouse, home of the Pacers, and the NCAA Headquarters at White River State Park, which enhanced the sports-oriented economy of our capital city. A few blocks away is the Indiana State Museum, an interactive venue that celebrates each of our 92 counties and the legions of Hoosiers who emanci-

pated slavery, helped invent the automobile, television, 2 percent milk and the Bloody Mary (yes, a Hoosier figured out tomato juice). Even more important is Ivy Tech, which O’Bannon fashioned from an educational backwater and transformed into the state’s college HOWEY community system, with more POLITICAL than two dozen REPORT campuses bringing higher education at low cost to some Brian Howey 130,000 students. That 1997 legislative session and the community college system are the two greatest aspects of O’Bannon’s legacy. There were disappointments along the way. O’Bannon didn’t pull the trigger on property tax reform until a full-blown crisis in 2001 threatened to dislocate many Hoosiers who could no longer afford their homes. There were dislocations and loss of life as the state struggled to decentralize homes for our mentally challenged brothers and sisters. But in retrospect, we find policy architects building foundations. O’Bannon’s top priority in 1999 was full-day kindergarten. The seething rivalries between the governor and Senate Republicans, and the fratricide between House and Senate Republicans got in the way of what was best for our children. Gov. Mitch Daniels was able to take the foundation O’Bannon had identified and bring it to reality. And Daniels would give glowing commencement addresses to Ivy Tech, rightfully

pointing out how vital it has become for our state. Daniels was clearly an activist governor. O’Bannon was a facilitator and an arbitrator, allowing the legislature to thrash out the details. I asked him about that after the 2002 special session that brought about temporary property tax relief and he said, “I’d say that’s a good observation. We’ve got split houses here, one Democrat, one Republican.” He noted that Govs. Doc Bowen and Bob Orr had GOP legislatures, and yet barely got their historic tax and education initiatives passed. “It’s a tremendous difference,” O’Bannon said. He governed the way Gov. Roger Branigin did back in the 1960s. A reporter once asked Branigin about his policies. “Son, I don’t do policies, I do personalities,” Branigin responded. So that fateful May in 1997, as Mayor Goldsmith was appealing to Democrats, O’Bannon went to speak to House Republicans. “It was a great experience,” O’Bannon said. When he finished speaking, O’Bannon heard a Republican ask, “Well, how can we trust people on the other side?” “I said, ‘I’ll tell ya, you can trust me because I’ll veto it. That’s the thing that can hold this together.’” I’ll never forget the last time I saw Frank O’Bannon. He keynoted the Indiana Democratic Editorial Association banquet on Aug. 23, 2003. I was at a table with other journalists and we had all heard the governor speak many times. Ho-hum. O’Bannon took to the dais and began speaking and something jarred me. I picked up my reporter pad and began taking notes on what would be his last public speech. The governor recalled how New York Gov. Franklin

O’Bannon’s top priority in 1999 was full-day kindergarten. The seething rivalries between the governor and Senate Republicans, and the fratricide between House and Senate Republicans, got in the way. … Gov. Mitch Daniels was able to take the foundation and bring it to reality.

• D. Roosevelt attended a National Governors’ Association meeting in West Baden in 1931 and marveled at the hotel there with the largest free-spanning dome in the world. O’Bannon himself was steering his state through a tough recession and the governor was trying to buck up his party and keep the faith in the foundations. “We’re not in decline, we’re in ascent,” O’Bannon drawled. And O’Bannon talked of West Baden Springs Hotel architect Harrison Albright, “who stood on top of the dome as the supports were taken out” while the local citizens looked on. The governor explained that many thought the dome would collapse, instead of standing for the next century. “I feel like I’m on that dome tonight,” O’Bannon said. BRIAN HOWEY is publisher of the Howey Political Report, a weekly briefing on Indiana politics. Contact him at 317- 506-0883 or at:




A fresh set of eyes help us see some good things The other day I had the pleasure of meeting our new marketing manager here at KPC Media Group. Her name is Claudia Johnson, and for those of you who enjoy public broadcasting out of Fort Wayne, you might remember Claudia from her days of doing those pledge drives on Channel 39. Well, I finally got the chance to meet Claudia now that she’s a fellow employee. She’s going around to the various offices to try to get a feel for the various offices and publications. We did the obligatory tour of the office and I walked her around our historic, 1884-circa building. She got a glimpse of the courtyard and if I had more time, she would have gotten a tour of City Hall and the Steuben County Courthouse. Claudia isn’t

a fan of fish, so that’s why the folks didn’t see me at McCool’s Tap Room on Friday. While I missed the fish, it gave me an opportunity to try the veggie wrap at Sutton’s Deli. Claudia MICHAEL chose the soup of the day MARTURELLO and one of the tables near the front window. She said it was like she wasn’t really part of Indiana, like we were in some small town out East. That’s funny, because I had never heard

that from a visitor, but Angola Mayor Dick Hickman has often said he thinks Angola reminds him of a town that might be found in New England. As we talked, of course I gushed about our town and all of the communities in Steuben County. I pointed out with pride the fish that’s atop the weather vane on the cupola of the Steuben County Courthouse. I also pulled up a photo of Faneuil Hall in Boston on my phone (everybody has that on their phone photo album, don’t they?) It is that famous meeting hall in Boston for which our courthouse is modeled. And Faneuil Hall has a cricket on the top of its weather vane. Of course, Claudia was interested about The Herald Republican and what makes it tick. Well, Steuben County is

She said it was like she wasn’t really part of Indiana, like we were in some small town out East.

• what makes us tick. And our job at The Herald Republican is to present local news to local people. We have a lot of fun doing that, and what we try to show is a reflection of what Claudia got to see in a very short 90 minutes in town. Like all of our daily newspapers, I think we try to reflect what is best about our communities. We are proud of our communities and like the people we serve, we try to

show what is truly the essence of everyday life. Good and bad. We also have the job of asking questions, some of which aren’t the most pleasant, not only to ask but to put in print. But, as someone recently said, if we didn’t care, if we didn’t want to improve (or right wrongs) we would not second guess what goes on in our towns and counties. What was fun about meeting with Claudia was like when my brother-in-law Steve from Iowa comes to visit. Through a different set of eyes, you get to take a fresh look at your community. And luckily, you like what you see. I know I did. MICHAEL MARTURELLO is editor of the The Herald Republican. He can be reached by email at

Why Obama failed to convince us on Syria While a lot about Syria remains unsettled, one fact is clear: President Obama has failed to convince the public, and the Congress, that attacking the Assad regime is a good idea. The administration has generated a flood of briefings and hearings, speeches and interviews, tweets and texts. No platform has gone unused, no argument unmade. The president even delivered a rare prime-time address from the White House. But Team Obama continues to violate two basic principles of political communications. COKIE ROBERTS Start with the message STEVEN ROBERTS broadcast on all those platforms. At its core, it’s been mixed and muddled. Early in the campaign, for example, Obama told PBS that if he did act, he would “take limited, tailored approaches” that would, somehow, also be “clear and decisive.” But his statements have done more to confuse people than convince them. He’s been trying to say two contradictory things at the same time, and that seldom works. The second principle violated by the administration was even more damaging. They’ve failed to show how the tyrants in Damascus — as evil as they are — directly threaten the security of the United States or its citizens. We are a high-minded, good-hearted nation. In his speech, the president emphasized the horrific images of dead children, gassed by their own government, and even urged viewers to watch the videos of those barbarities. But in the end, politics is about self-interest. Syria is far away. And a large majority of Americans remain unconvinced that their own safety demands a military response to Assad’s perfidy. The president conceded that weakness in an interview with PBS: “I’m not sure that we’re ever going to get a majority of the American people — after a decade of war, after what happened in Iraq — to say that any military action, particularly in the Middle East, makes sense in the absence of some direct threat.” His own wife, he admitted, is “very wary and suspicious of any action” for that very reason. The president is correct. Syria poses no “direct threat” to American interests, only indirect ones. Those indirect threats are certainly real and potentially dangerous, but they are all conditional. If we don’t act, chemical weapons could fall into the wrong hands and could be used against us. Enemies like Iran and Hezbollah could be emboldened to attack Israel. The United States could lose credibility and influence. Future tyrants in future crises could decide there’s no penalty for gassing civilians.


The head of the Lake James Stump Island Monster, one of 27 boats entered in the Steuben County United Way Cardboard Regatta. Video from the event is online at; scan the QR code to watch it on your tablet or smartphone.

Regatta, sports highlights available at The Steuben County United Way kicked off its annual campaign Sept. 7 with the Cardboard Regatta on Lake James, and video from the event is at Highlights include one boat, the Lake James Stump Island Monster, catching fire. Clips of several other entrants also are part of the video. Sporting events also were featured in multimedia content. Video highlights from the Sept. 6 clash between the Homestead and East Noble football teams was posted Monday, as was a photo gallery from the Eastside at Angola football game. Video excerpts from an interview with former NBA star Brad Miller, who was at Kendallville’s Noble Hawk Golf Links for his annual golf benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters, also are online. Monday’s installment of Neighbors also had a sports connection, featuring a profile of 98-year-old Cubs fan Doris Davis of Shipshewana. Clips from a video interview with Doris are online at, and the full story can be read in the Neighbors section at — just select News > Neighbors from the navigation menu.

attempted to flee from his sentencing hearing in LaGrange County didn’t win any respect from online reader FreeWorldOrder, who posted: “Hmmm. I think I’ll turn this 55-day jail vacation into an mandatory eight-year state prison term. When you’ve ONLINE thought you have heard it …“ COMMENTS all On the Fence Post, KPC Media Group’s online forum, members James Tew continued to discuss the situation in Syria, and also shared thoughts on the prospects for Purdue University football this season. To see the KPC stories attracting the most comments, check out the Most Commented section on the home page of To check out The Fence Post, select More > The Fence Post from the navigation menu.

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JAMES TEW (“james_t” on The Fence Post) is online editor for KPC Media Group. He can be reached by email at

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Syria is far away. And a large majority of Americans remain unconvinced that their own safety demands a military response to Assad’s perfidy.

• Those are all good arguments. But they’re not working. As the White House’s selling campaign has accelerated, its support has diminished. Several national polls, taken before the president’s speech, all found that almost two-thirds of Americans oppose an attack. In a New York Times/CBS survey, 79 percent said that the administration has not “clearly explained what the U.S. goals are in Syria” and the president admitted before his speech that “the polls are not going to change.” As he told a group of Republican senators, “I’m good, but not that good.” That skepticism is reflected on Capitol Hill as well. Rep. Loretta Sanchez of California, a senior Democrat on the Homeland Security Committee, spoke for many uneasy lawmakers when she told NBC: “I haven’t heard that Assad wants to use weapons against us. I haven’t heard that he wants to use weapons against our allies, that he’s moving them to terrorist organizations. So I’m asking, where is the national security issue?” The Russian proposal to shelve U.S. airstrikes if Syria agrees to turn over its chemical weapons could be a lifeline for a president who was likely to lose a showdown in Congress. Crafting a tough U.N. resolution acceptable to Moscow will be very difficult. But clearly Syrian and American leaders have a common interest in a compromise. Both want to avoid getting bombed — Assad by cruise missiles, Obama by Congressional members. A week ago it seemed possible that Obama could assemble a winning coalition of Democrats who want to protect the president, and Republicans who want to protect the presidency. Not now. And 11 years ago, Obama himself gave the reason for his current predicament. As a freshman senator, Obama famously said he was not against all wars, just “a dumb war.” And Iraq was “dumb” in part because Saddam Hussein “poses no imminent and direct threat to the United States or to his neighbors.” Many Americans are deciding Syria would be a “dumb war” for very similar reasons. That’s a lesson to be learned no matter how this crisis eventually comes out. COKIE ROBERTS AND STEVEN V. ROBERTS are columnists for Newspaper Enterprise Assn. They can be contacted at

Commentary • High fives

A reader sends a high five to the Youth Football League. She writes: “They have been at it for 20 years, and they congratulated the founders of the league at the game last Friday night (Sept. 7). They do a wonderful job with the youth. Since the league was formed, East Noble football has had a state championship, regional champs, sectional champs and semistate champs. I do think they need to be recognized for all of this.”

High5s & Hisses

High fives to the 10th annual Brad Miller Gala, Auction & Golf Outing supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana last Saturday and Monday. The 10th annual golf outing was Monday at Noble Hawk Golf Links, Kendallville. They have reached the million dollar milestone. The money helps thousands of kids in northeast Indiana achieve success through BBBS mentoring programs.

A reader sends a high five “to the gentleman who picks up trash weekly in the mornings along Dowling Street in Kendallville!” She adds a hiss “to the people who throw the trash out along the street!”

HIGH FIVES AND HISSES is a Sunday feature compiled by this newspaper’s editorial board. If you have a “high five” or a “hiss” to nominate, call or email the editor of this newspaper.





DOG: Rex joins the staff at Bowen-Slaven’s office FROM PAGE A1


Canoes and kayaks enter Suttons Bay on Aug. 31 for an attempt at the Guinness Book of World Records title for the most boats in one place.

Angola kayaker joins world record attempt BY AMY OBERLIN

SUTTONS BAY, Mich. — An Angola woman made history this summer. Dina Ferree, program coordinator at the Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County, enjoys kayaking and purchased a kayak in 2010 to paddle the area lakes. She got involved in a club based in Fort Wayne and found out about the annual Suttons Bay Flotilla, hosted by the West Michigan Kayaking Club of Kalamazoo, Mich. This year, the flotilla unofficially made the Guinness Book of World Records by having the most kayaks and canoes in one place. The bay of Lake Michigan was pixilated with brightly colored crafts paddling together en masse on Aug. 31. The count was 2,099 — breaking the world’s record of 1,902 boats set Sept. 24, 2011, in Inlet, N.Y. This was the second year for the Suttons Bay Flotilla, which set its sights on the world’s record. The numbers must be confirmed and certified by officials from the Guinness Book of World Records, who were on hand for the flotilla. There have been some questions about powerboats that may have gotten mixed into the kayak and canoe fold, which might disqualify it. Whether or not it makes the record, Ferree said she enjoyed the trip. She goes on ventures with the Fort Wayne club every Tuesday, often on Steuben County


Dina Ferree paddles her canoe in Suttons Bay off Lake Michigan.

area lakes and rivers. “I love the water. I love being on the water,” said Ferree. “I like the fact that it’s less invasive to the environment.” The trip to Suttons Bay was her fifth to Michigan this year, having paddled the Upper and Lower Platte rivers, White River, Pine River the Betsie and the Boardman. “I’ve had a great summer on the water,” said Ferree. “I’m anxious for next year.” She found the Suttons Bay event on the West Michigan Kayaking Club’s web site. “The money goes for a great cause,” she said. Along with a T-shirt and other goodies, the $10 entry fee goes to the Student Activities Fund of the West Michigan Kayaking Club, which has supported field trips, competition entries, activities and improvements at Suttons Bay Public Schools. Last year, the

“I’ve had a great summer on the water. I’m anxious for next year.” Dina Ferree Program coordinator, Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County

• event raised $45,000. Ferree said being mixed into such a conglomerate of crafts was a little dizzying. “Once you go out there, you can’t paddle,” she said. “It was quite something to be out there with that many boats and kayaks.” She rode along with the drifting mass, a festive flotilla with a cause.

CASE: Shaffer admitted neglect of a dependent FROM PAGE A1

Shaffer admitted to neglect of a dependent, a Class B felony, during court proceedings Feb. 9, 2011. The Class C felony charge was dropped as part of the plea agreement. Shaffer was sentenced in late May 2011 to serve four years in prison. Judge J. Scott VanDerbeck later modified Shaffer’s sentence to time already served — 77 days. Wible vehemently argued against the modification during the hearing. The circumstances of the case don’t sit well with Wible — or Buccafuri, whose Facebook page regarding the young girl’s death has drawn 111,000 likes. The prosecutor said Guernsey did not get a fair shake in life, and her death was a tragedy. “I can understand why these people are angry,” Wible said. “It’s tragic to see a young, defenseless child go this way. It was a horrible way for a child to have died.” Wible said the grand jury filed the right charge based on the evidence, and he said trying Shaffer now would amount to a violation of double-jeopardy protections because the same facts would be argued in the case. “There’s nothing more

that can be done on the criminal side of this case,” Wible said. “(Buccafuri) needs to understand I am out of legal ramifications.” Wible said the case was handcuffed by a not having any statements from Shaffer to the police, no witnesses to the blow that killed the little girl and no weapon. Perhaps most critically, authorities never were able to exclude the possibility that another person may have been at the house when the blow came. When contacted Thursday, Rumes said he heard about the case through a niece who read about it on the Internet. The niece sent pictures showing the injuries sustained by the girl. He offered to help in the matter if he could. The idea of prosecuting the case was broached with Rumes, and he accepted without a request to be paid for anything other than travel expenses, Buccafuri said. Rumes said all of the information he had been provided came from the advocacy group, and that he has not read any official police reports regarding the case. “I’m not going to second-guess the prosecutor,” Rumes said. He did add that he

felt authorities could get around the double-jeopardy issue, depending on what facts were presented in the original case. He agreed that arguing the same facts would constitute a violation of double,jeopardy protections, but said he wasn’t sure if this was situation, since he had no access to the evidence and what was used in the original case. Rumes also said the prospect of someone else being responsible or at the home at the time of the death was problematic — but not necessarily insurmountable — from a prosecution standpoint. Buccafuri, one of the administrators of the Facebook page, became aware of the case in April 2012. “I read all the articles about it, and I was appalled,” she said. Buccafuri, 45, a stay-athome mother of four, said her initial exposure to child advocacy came when a young family member was being abused. The alleged perpetrator in that instance was never charged, she said, but she added that situation has nothing to do with her advocacy for Guernsey. “Something has to be done,” she said. “Alissa lost her life, and someone got 77 days for that?”

Neu said. “All I wanted to do was find Rex a new home.” Fortunately, it didn’t take long to find a solution. Lisa Bowen-Slaven, a local attorney and new member of Ark’s board of directors, was acquainted with Neu. The two had worked on local elections some years back “Harvey has a big personality,” she explained. “ You couldn’t be involved in local elections without knowing Harvey.” A lifelong dog lover herself, Bowen-Slaven said she learned Neu was looking for a new home for his dog through an email sent out by Ark founder Marge Malone. Malone, said Bowen-Slaven, contacted everyone on the Ark board looking for a solution. “Marge was heartbroken for Harvey and Rex, and she was just trying to find

someone who could foster Rex that would be willing to take Rex to see Harvey regularly,” Bowen-Slaven explained. “The minute I saw that email from Marge, I just knew it was something I was supposed to do.” She makes it clear Rex is still Neu’s dog, and if his family ever would decide Neu can return to his Howe-area home, Bowen-Slaven will see that Rex returns to live with his master. But for now, Rex has started a new chapter of his life with Bowen-Slaven and quickly adapted to his new role as office dog at Bowen-Slaven’s LaGrange law office. A futon in her office doubles as his bed away from home. Rex greets everyone who walks through the front door and will offer himself to anyone who wants to pet a small, white dog.

“He’s great here at the office,” she said. “I don’t have to worry about him being grouchy with the clients.” Rex perks up when anyone mentions a car ride and is happy to lead Bowen-Slaven down the hallways of Miller’s Merry Manor looking for Neu when the pair arrive to visit. On Wednesday’s trip, they found Neu seated at a table just off the rec room, and Neu was quick to offer his dog a few kind words and a good scratch behind the ear. Neu shines when his dog is in the room. “He’s been a very, very good friend,” Neu explained as he petted the small dog. “Oh, I think what happened is fine. I respect that he has new life and he likes what he’s doing. He’s still my friend, and I wish him the best. He’s a good boy.” “Yes,” Bowen-Slaven echoed, “a very good boy.”

SYRIA: Deal ‘represents important concrete step’ FROM PAGE A1

Lavrov and their teams, the two powers announced they had a framework for ridding the world of Syria’s chemicals weapons. The U.S. says Assad used chemical weapons in an Aug. 21 attack on the outskirts of Damascus, the capital, killing more than 1,400 civilians. That prompted U.S. President Barack Obama to ready American airstrikes on his order — until he decided last weekend to ask for authorization from the U.S. Congress. Then came the Russian proposal, and Obama asked Congress, already largely opposed to military intervention, to delay a vote. Obama said the deal “represents an important, concrete step toward the goal of moving Syria’s chemical weapons under international control so that they may ultimately be destroyed.” “This framework provides the opportunity for the elimination of Syrian chemical weapons in a transparent, expeditious and verifiable manner, which could end the threat these weapons pose not only to the Syrian people but to the region and the world,” he said in a statement. Kerry and Lavrov said they agreed on the size of the chemical weapons inventory, and on a speedy timetable and measures for Assad to do away with the toxic agents. But Syria, a Moscow ally, kept silent on the development, while Obama made clear that “if diplomacy fails, the United States remains prepared to act.” The deal offers the potential for reviving international peace talks to end a civil war that has claimed more than 100,000 lives and sent 2 million refugees fleeing for safety, and now threatens the stability of the entire Mideast. Kerry and Lavrov, along with the U.N.-Arab League envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, said the chances for a follow-up peace conference in Geneva to the one held in June 2012 would depend largely on the weapons deal. The U.S. and Russia are giving Syria just one week, until Sept. 21, to submit “a comprehensive listing, including names, types and quantities of its chemical weapons agents, types of munitions, and location and form of storage, production, and research and development facilities.” International inspectors are to be on the ground in Syria by November. During that month, they are to complete their initial assessment and all mixing and filling equipment for chemical weapons is to be destroyed. They must be given “immediate and unfettered” access to inspect all sites. All components of the chemical weapons program are to be removed from the country or destroyed by mid-2014. “Ensuring that a dictator’s wanton use of chemical weapons never again comes to pass, we believe is worth pursuing and achieving,” Kerry said.

Russia wants seat back at Mideast table WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. deal with Russia to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons has pulled the Obama administration into deep waters: the Kremlin’s long-standing drive to put the brakes on American power and to restore Moscow to its place as a pivotal Mideast player. If Syria, which relies on Russian patronage, signs on, then the deal temporarily would solve a big domestic political problem for President Barack Obama. Russian President Vladimir Putin would walk away with two immense prizes, at the least. The framework does not settle the larger issue, ending the civil war that has ravaged Syria for more than two years. Nor does it address Obama’s calls for Syrian President Bashar Assad’s departure and his replacement by democratic order in a country that has never known one. For Obama, the agreement hammered out in Geneva would buttress his inclination to find answers through diplomacy rather than military means. It could, for a time, distract Americans who had grown critical, or at least doubtful, about his foreign policy bona fides, given White House waffling and course changes on threatened For the moment, the deal may not do much to change the fighting on the ground. But the impasse in the international community over how to react could ease somewhat with the U.S. and Russia also agreeing to immediately press for a U.N. Security Council resolution that enshrines the weapons deal. They will seek a resolution under Chapter 7 of the U.N. Charter, which can authorize both the use of force and nonmilitary measures. But Russia, which already has rejected three resolutions on Syria, would be sure to veto a U.N. move toward military action, and U.S. officials said they did not contemplate seeking such an authorization. “The world will now expect the Assad regime to live up to its public commitments,” Kerry told a news conference at the hotel where round-the-clock negotiations were conducted since Thursday night. “There can be no games, no room for avoidance or anything less than full

airstrikes against Syria. That was Obama’s declared response to punish Assad for what the U.S. says was his use of chemical weapons in an attack last month, killing more than 1,400 people. Putin, on the other hand, will have taken great strides in showing that Russia must play a critical role in the Middle East, something it surrendered with the collapse of the Soviet Union more than two decades ago. What’s more, Putin has for the time being shored up Assad. Equally important to the Kremlin, Russian intervention will enhance Putin’s stature as a geopolitical counterbalance to American power. The deal calls for unspecified U.N. penalties against Syria should Assad fail to comply, but stops short of authorizing a military strike. That would leave Obama in a position of ignoring the world body’s directive should he revert to airstrikes. “It was a brilliant tactical move” for Russia, said Jonathan Adelman, professor at the University of Denver Korbel School of International Studies. “It makes them the savior of Syria, and the savior of their closest ally. It kind of highlighted the message that the Americans are clearly, totally unreliable,” he said. compliance by the Assad regime.” Kerry and Lavrov emphasized that the deal sends a strong message not just to Syria but to the world, too, that the use of chemical weapons will not be tolerated. Lavrov added, cautiously, “We understand that the decisions we have reached today are only the beginning of the road.” In an interview with Russian state television, Lavrov said the groundwork for such an approach to Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile began in June 2012 when Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin met on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Los Cabos, Mexico. “Both sides expressed serious concern that it could not be ruled out that the chemical weapons which Syria possessed according to American and our information could fall into the wrong hands,” Lavrov said. The presidents agreed to share information on a regular basis about Syria’s arsenal, he said.




Colorado recall stifles gun effort in Congress WASHINGTON (AP) — Gun control advocates say the National Rifle Association-aided recall of two Colorado legislators who backed new gun restrictions will make it harder to revive stalled efforts in Congress to tighten firearm laws. Federal legislation expanding background check requirements for gun buyers fell five votes short in the Senate in April, despite political momentum from last December’s AP massacre at a Connecticut elementary school. Gun In this photo from Monday, George Zimmerman, right, is escorted to a home by control backers say they a Lake Mary police officer, in Lake Mary, Fla., after a domestic incident in the neighborhood where Zimmerman and his wife, Shellie, lived during his murder trial. have yet to win a single new Senate supporter, and many worry that the muscle shown by pro-gun groups and voters last week in Colorado will make it even harder to find converts. “The NRA does its job better than our side does our job,” said Jim Kessler, a co-founder of Third Way, which advocates for centrist and Zimmerman shouldn’t LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) some sports memorabilia Democratic policies. “They have been, either. dealers, some interpret this — Whether they think that know how to influence and “Instead of being a he got away with murdering series of unfortunate events intimidate elected people.” 24-hour news cycle, it’s as part of some cosmic 17-year-old Trayvon Added Sen. Chris comeuppance for a wannabe now a 24-second news Martin or that he was just a Murphy, D-Conn.: “The cycle for anything to spring results of the recall were not cop. brave neighborhood watch up,” said McClennan, a But is he a kind of volunteer “standing his good news.” As a House George Ziggy-man, perpetu- senior vice president at member last year, Murphy ground,” many Americans ally stalked by storm clouds, Schwartz MSL. “You need represented Newtown, can’t seem to get enough of to be careful of what you’re where 20 first-graders and George Zimmerman. And he or more like one of those California wildfires, creating doing. … And if there’s six school staffers were can’t seem to stop giving it anything you do that is his own weather patterns? gunned down. to them. newsworthy or interesting, Seems like a little bit Minutes after the So it’s hardly surprising people are going to write of both, according to crisis Senate rejected the new that everything Zimmerman about it, talk about it, share management expert Mark background checks on does produces a Twitterabout it, tweet it, put it on April 17, President Barack McClennan. verse explosion and spins YouTube — because it’s Obama and Senate Majority “How does he keep out into heavy news going to drive clicks, drive Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., resetting his 15 minutes of coverage. Comedian Deon pledged to continue the fame?” said the Boston-area interest, and it’s going to Cole nailed it during an spread virally.” fight. Democrats and gun consultant, who’s on the appearance on “Late Night It’s not just his public control lobbyists, however, Public Relations Society with Conan O’Brien” a outings and repeated brushes don’t expect Reid to bring couple of days after the July of America’s board of with the legal system that the bill up again until next directors. “I’d say it’s a 13 verdict. Merely being have kept Zimmerman in the year at best, not until he has two-way street.” found not guilty, he said of found enough additional spotlight. Martin’s parents Granted, Zimmerman Zimmerman, “doesn’t mean were prominent participants votes to have a strong didn’t expect his visit to the that you’re a free man.” in last month’s 50th anniver- chance of prevailing. Kel-Tec CNC Industries He certainly hasn’t been That means the Dec. 14 sary commemoration of the factory in Cocoa, Fla., to be free from the spotlight. anniversary of the school March on Washington, and • Two stops for speeding. a public event. Zimmerman shootings probably will pass several civil rights leaders has turned down all • A cellphone photo of a have called for the repeal of without a fresh Senate vote. smiling Zimmerman touring Associated Press interview Some gun curb advocates “stand-your-ground” laws, requests since his trial, and the Florida factory where which generally remove his lawyers didn’t respond the 9 mm semi-automatic a person’s duty to retreat to messages about this pistol used in the February story. But Shawn Vincent, a if possible in the face of 2012 shooting was made. danger. spokesman for the law firm • And, this week, police Even when he helped that defended Zimmerman, dash-cam footage of extricate a family from an told Yahoo News of the Zimmerman kneeling in overturned SUV in July, factory visit: “That was not the street to be cuffed after Zimmerman couldn’t catch part of our public relations an alleged scuffle with his a break. The grateful couple plan.” estranged wife and fathercanceled a news conferBut McClennan wasn’t in-law. ence, defense attorney surprised when TMZ Like gangster Al Capone Mark O’Mara said, “for published a photo of going to Alcatraz for tax the possibility of blowback Zimmerman shaking hands evasion and O.J. Simpson with a Kel-Tec employee — against them.” serving time for robbing

Zimmerman still in spotlight after acquittal


Weld County Sheriff John Cooke holds up two identical rifle magazines, one obtained legally and one obtained illegally, while making a speech to supporters of the recall election to oust Senate President John Morse in Colorado Springs, Colo., Sept. 4.

have hoped to use the widespread public attention that anniversary will receive to schedule a new vote by then. “My advice to Reid is, if there’s any indication of change or movement in a positive direction, we should consider it. But so far I’ve not seen that,” said Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., his party’s chief Senate vote-counter. Colorado voters last Tuesday removed two Democratic state lawmakers from office — Senate President John Morse and Sen. Angela Giron — and replaced them with Republicans who are gun-rights supporters. The two Democrats had supported expanded background checks and limits on ammunition magazines. Colorado enacted those measures following Newtown and a July 2012 rampage in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater that left 12 dead and 70 wounded. The recall drew national attention and became a proxy fight between gun control and gun rights forces. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg,

an advocate for stricter gun laws with his group Mayor’s Against Illegal Guns, contributed around $350,000 to the two Democrats. The NRA spent roughly the same amount opposing them. Overall, reported contributions to Morse and Giron totaled around $3 million, giving them a 5-1 advantage over recall supporters. Yet foes of the two state senators found enough angry voters to prevail. NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam played down his group’s role. He noted the overall spending disparity and saying his organization participated only after being asked to by local gun-rights advocates. “It sends a strong message that grassroots still matters, and voters trump Bloomberg and his money,” he said of the vote, echoing a theme the NRA has used before against the wealthy New Yorker. Mark Glaze, executive director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, said the NRA “cherry-picked” two vulnerable legislators to target. He said his group’s spending in those races underscored its commitment.

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Briefly • Wolfpack win, clinch home field advantage BY BOB BUTTGEN

ALBION — The Noble County Wolfpack will have home field advantage in the Interstate Football League playoffs after defeating the Indiana Cutters, 14-6, in a defensive battle played Saturday night at Central Noble High School. The victory avenged the Wolfpack’s only loss of the season, as the Cutters had defeated Noble County 14-13 in August. Both teams are 7-1 heading into next week’s playoffs. Should both teams win next Saturday in the first round, they will meet again for the IFL championship trophy, and that game will be played at Central Noble. Last night, the Wolfpack scored both of its touchdowns in the first half. Alic VanOver ran for an 11-yard TD with 10:59 on the clock in the first quarter. In the second quarter, Devington Halliburton caught a 10-yard pass from Michael Knepper for the Wolfpack’s second score of the night. Brian Clawson kicked both extra points for Noble County. The Cutters scored early in the fourth quarter but the point-after kick was blocked by the Wolfpack. Both teams coughed up the ball in the final quarter and each time, the defense recovered. But on the Cutters’ final drive of the game, Wolfpack safety Kyle Marsh intercepted a pass with 1:40 left in the game to seal the win. Noble County will play the Michiana Thunderhawks Saturday in the first round of the playoffs at Central Noble. Kickoff will be at 7 p.m.

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NHC, NECC close golf seasons East Noble 3rd, DeKalb 6th in NHC

Angola 2nd, West Noble 3rd in NECC



FORT WAYNE — A year ago East Noble’s golf team entered the Northeast Hoosier Conference meet as the third seed and surprised the field by taking home all the hardware. The Knights, seeded third in this season’s meet, were hoping for the same kind of miracle. But it wasn’t to be, as the Knights shot a 382 to finish just the way the team was seeded. Homestead came away with a 369 to claim first-place in the tournament, which was held at Orchard Ridge Golf Course. “From the beginning of the season, I thought Homestead was the team to beat, and they played up to it today,” said East Noble coach Richard Bentz. “We didn’t play well, but finished where we were seeded.” Carroll placed second in the tournament with a 376. But the Chargers were 7-0 during the regular season and claimed the conference title with the runner-up finish. Following the lead trio in the meet standings were Bellmont (388), Norwell (399), DeKalb (412), Columbia City (426) and New Haven (429). Annie Butchko of Homestead was the medalist for the meet with an 83. Alyn Clark of East Noble was fifth overall with a 90, earning first-team all-conference honors. “It’s just a different style of course, but everyone played this course and knew what to expect.

ANGOLA — Angola’s girls golf team held it together in the Northeast Corner Conference Tournament after some rough holes on the front nine at Zollner Golf Course Saturday. But it was not enough to catch a traditional conference frontrunner with a brand new look. The NECC regular season champion Hornets finished five shots behind Fairfield, 382-387. West Noble was third with 428, followed by Fremont with 437. Prairie Heights had two golfers. Kelsey Younce led the Panthers with 112. The Falcons graduated three starters from last year and coach Rand Schrock was concerned about whether he would be able to field a full team. But they won their third straight conference tournament, led by freshman and NECC individual champion Regina Raber with an 81. “We can’t go low as a team, but the 382 was the lowest we’ve shot this season,” Schrock said. “Regina shot her lowest score of the year. This is the time of year where you want to peak, right?” Alayna Fritchley was fourth with a 93 and Caroline Kauffman tied for fifth with a 94 for Fairfield. Only eight of the 22 girls in the tournament broke 100. The Falcons and the Hornets had three each. Four of the five Angola players shot higher on the front nine than they did on the back. Led by Raber’s 1-over par 37, Fairfield led the Hornets 186-201 at the turn.



East Noble’s Alyn Clark tees off on the 10th hole during Saturday’s NHC golf meet.


Fremont’s Alivia Behnfeldt approaches the fifth hole at Zollner with a big smile after making long birdie putt during the NECC Tournament Saturday.


Angola’s Alison Brimmer watches her pitch shot onto the fifth green at Zollner Golf Course during the NECC Tournament Saturday.


Thunder beat No. 21 Elmhurst College BY KEN FILLMORE


Trine University sophomore Travis Smith looks for an opening in returning an Elmhurst (Ill.) punt Saturday afternoon at Fred Zollner Athletic Stadium.

ANGOLA — Trine University football team looked out for each other against a nationally-ranked NCAA Division III opponent to find a way to win Saturday afternoon. The Thunder defense made plays that a scuffling offense was able to take advantage of to overtake 21st-ranked Elmhurst (Ill.) College in the fourth quarter and win 16-7 in the home opener at Fred Zollner Athletic Stadium. “It was a great win,” Trine coach Matt Land said. “It was a win with national implications. “Adversity can be strange. You can make it negative or positive. We choose to make it positive,” he added. “There was a

lot of self-inflicted adversity. But the team stayed together.” Thunder defensive coordinator Troy Abbs said, “It was a good old-fashioned prize fight. We had a hunter’s mentality and we played with great effort and great enthusiasm.” Both teams had junior quarterbacks make their second career collegiate starts, Anthony Yoder for Trine and Joe Camiliere for Elmhurst. Yoder did not finish after suffering an injury to his right throwing hand as he took on rushing Bluejay linebacker Willis Massie in throwing an incomplete pass on the run early in the third quarter. Yoder’s hand was heavily wrapped on the sidelines. SEE THUNDER, PAGE B3

No. 21 Notre Dame rallies late, beats Purdue WEST LAFAYETTE (AP) — DaVaris Daniels made touchdown catches on two successive Notre Dame plays in the fourth quarter, and Bennett Jackson followed that flurry with a 34-yard interception return to lead No. 21 Notre Dame past Purdue 31-24 on Saturday night. The Fighting Irish (2-1) have won six straight in a series that has been played every year since 1946. Without Daniels and Jackson, it might not have happened. Daniels outleaped one Purdue defender for a 9-yard TD pass to tie the score at 17 with 14:47 left. And when Notre Dame got the ball back, Tommy Rees hooked up with Daniels again, this time on an 82-yard catch-and-run to make it 24-17. Three plays after that, Jackson undercut a receiver, picked off Purdue’s Rob Henry and sprinted to the end zone. The Boilermakers (1-2) led the entire game until Daniels made his second TD catch.

Notre Dame wide receiver DaVaris Daniels, right, is tackled by Purdue safety Taylor Richards after making a catch during the first half of Saturday’s NCAA college football game. The Irish won 31-24. AP




McCarron leads Alabama over Texas A&M COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — AJ McCarron threw four touchdown passes — one less than Johnny Manziel — and No. 1 Alabama beat No. 6 Texas A&M 49-42 on Saturday, paying back the Aggies for last season’s upset win. Vinnie Sunseri returned an interception 73 yards for a score — sidestepping Manziel on the way to the end zone — as the Crimson Tide (2-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) spotted the Aggies (2-1, 0-1) a 14-0 lead before scoring the next 35 points. McCarron tossed three touchdowns in the first half to put Alabama up 28-14. Sunseri’s score made it 35-14 less than 3 minutes into the third. Manziel threw for a careerbest 464 yards but a first-half interception in the end zone swung the game the Tide’s way, and his third-quarter pick and whiff on the tackle put the Aggies in a deep hole. Alabama’s best defense was its offense. The Tide gained 568 yards and kept Manziel on the bench with a couple of long drives. Manziel found Mike Evans for a 95-yard pass and run that made it 42-35 with 8:04 left. Evans finished with 279 yards on seven catches. On third-and-goal from the 5, McCarron flipped to Jalston Fowler for the touchdown that made it 49-35 with 2:28 left. Manziel threw one more TD with 15 seconds left, but Alabama grabbed the onside kick. No. 2 Oregon 59, Tennessee 14 Marcus Mariota threw for a career-high 456 yards and four touchdowns for Oregon. Freshman Johnny Mundt, who replaced ailing tight end Colt Lyerla, had five catches for 121 yards and two TDs for the Ducks (3-0). Josh Huff added six catches for 125 yards and a score. Mariota, who completed 23 of 33 passes, was the first Oregon quarterback to throw for more than 400 yards in a game since Kellen Clemens in 2005. The sophomore quarterback’s yardage ties for the third-most in a game in school history. Tennessee (2-1) took an early lead, but it was fleeting and the Ducks led 38-7 at halftime. Justin Worley completed 13 of 25 passes for 127 yards and a touchdown for the Volunteers. The Ducks had 687 yards in total offense compared to 316 for the Vols. No. 5 Stanford 34, Army 20 Kevin Hogan threw for three touchdowns and Tyler Gaffney had two touchdowns and 132 yards rushing for Stanford. The Cardinal (2-0) entered the game as 30-point favorites but had their hands full from the opening kickoff, falling behind 6-0 to the



Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron (10) celebrates Kenyan Drake’s (17) 3-yard touchdown run against Texas A&M during the

much smaller Black Knights (1-2). Hogan’s 23-yard touchdown pass to Gaffney after an Army turnover gave Stanford a 27-13 lead late in the third quarter and the Cardinal averted an embarrassing moment. Army has not defeated a ranked team since a 17-14 win over No. 15 Air Force on Nov. 4, 1972. Ty Montgomery had six catches for 130 yards and one score, while Hogan was 11 of 18 for 188 yards passing for Stanford. Terry Baggett led Army with 96 yards rushing on nine carries. No. 7 Louisville 27, Kentucky 13 Senorise Perry ran for 100 yards and two touchdowns and Teddy Bridgewater overcame a shaky start to pass for 250 yards for Louisville, which scored on four consecutive drives to pull away from its instate rival. The Cardinals (3-0) forced three turnovers, including two in their territory to preserve the win. Bridgewater connected with DeVante Parker for a 13-yard touchdown just before halftime and Perry followed with secondhalf TD runs of 1 and 36 yards sandwiched around John Wallace’s 21-yard field goal. Perry finished with 100 yards on 11 carries while Bridgewater completed 16 of 28 attempts to

third quarter of Saturday’s game. Alabama won 49-42.

help the Cardinals earn their third straight Governor’s Cup. Alex Montgomery caught a 3-yard touchdown pass from Jalen Whitlow and Joe Mansour kicked two field goals for Kentucky (1-2). No. 10 Florida St. 62, Nevada 7 Jameis Winston accounted for three touchdowns and Florida State’s four tailbacks all scored. Devonta Freeman ran nine times for 109 yards and a touchdown for the Seminoles (2-0) and James Wilder Jr. added 45 yards and a score. Karlos Williams may have been the most impressive of the bunch. The former safety, who moved to offense after the season opener, ran eight times for 110 yards and a score. His 65-yard run made it 31-7 early in the third quarter. Winston, who threw two TD passes in the first half, scored on a 10-yard run in the third, his final play of the day. Fourth-string tailback Ryan Green rushed five times for 78 yards and a score. Nevada (1-2) turned Winston’s first career interception into a touchdown — backup Devin Combs found Brandon Wimberly in the corner of the end zone — but the Seminoles scored the next 59 points. No. 11 Michigan 28, Akron 24 Fitzgerald Toussaint scored a

go-ahead, 2-yard touchdown with 2:49 left and Michigan made a desperately needed stop on the final play to hold on. College football’s winningest program avoided getting upset at home — as it did against Appalachian State and Toledo — by a Mid-American Conference team that hasn’t won a road game in nearly five years and was expected to lose by more than five touchdowns. The Wolverines (3-0) trailed twice in the second half — including with 4:10 left when Kyle Pohl threw a 1-yard TD — and allowed the Zips (1-2) to get to the Michigan 4 on the final drive of the game. Pohl was pressured and hit by Brennen Beyer on the final play, leading to an incomplete pass in the end zone as time expired on fourth down. Michigan won its 17th straight at home for the longest streak among BCS-conference teams and its best since winning the same number in a row from 1976-78. Akron has lost 28 straight road games, the longest skid for visitors in the top tier of college football since Kansas State dropped 30 in a row from Nov. 9, 1985 to Nov. 2, 1991, according to STATS LLC.

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No. 14 Oklahoma 51, Tulsa 20 Blake Bell passed for 413 yards and four touchdowns in his first start for Oklahoma. Sterling Shepard caught eight passes for 123 yards and two touchdowns — all career highs — and Jaz Reynolds had 109 yards receiving and one score for Oklahoma (3-0). The Sooners scored on their first five possessions against Tulsa (1-2) to continue their dominance in the series, having won 12 of the last 13 games between the instate rivals. The Sooners are 13-0 against Tulsa as a ranked team and 7-0 against the Golden Hurricane since Bob Stoops became Oklahoma’s coach in 1999. Bell, a junior, lost a preseason competition to redshirt freshman Trevor Knight, who bruised a knee against West Virginia. Bell, who served as a short-yardage rushing specialist the past two seasons backing up Landry Jones — was 27 of 37 passing. Tulsa’s Cody Green completed 17 of 33 for 226 yards, while Trey Watts rushed for 60 yards on 14 carries and caught five passes for 65 yards. Watts, the son of former Oklahoma quarterback J.C. Watts, also returned a punt 77 yards to set up a field goal. No. 16 UCLA 41, No. 23 Nebraska 21 Brett Hundley threw three touchdown passes in the third quarter and UCLA came back from an 18-point deficit. The Huskers (2-1), wearing alternate black jerseys instead of their traditional home red, looked to be in total control the first half. The Bruins (2-0) scored 35 straight points in 16 minutes. The barrage started with Paul Perkins’ 10-yard touchdown run to cut Nebraska’s lead to 21-10 the halftime. Jordon James scored from 3 yards before Hundley threw TD passes of 28 yards to Shaquelle Evans, 12 yards to Phillip Ruhl and 3 yards to Nate Iese. Nebraska allowed 236 yards in the third quarter and 504 for the game. Hundley completed 16 of 25 passes for 294 yards, with one interception. Jordon James ran 22 times for 105 yards and a TD. Taylor Martinez was 21 of 35 for 203 yards and three touchdowns, and Abdullah had 98 yards on 23 carries for the Huskers. No. 19 Washington 34, Illinois 24 Keith Price threw for 342 yards and two touchdowns, Bishop Sankey ran for a career-high 208 yards and No. 19 Washington beat Illinois. Josh Shirley added four sacks, and the Huskies came out on top after dropping seven of nine away from home.

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Local Sports Briefs •

Girls Soccer ELKHART — Elkhart Central got five goals from Brittney VanderHoek as the squad scored a 7-0 shutout over Angola on Saturday. Julie Nolan assisted on four goals for the Eagles.

Natalie Roe and Jana Olson. Angola’s boys had 124 points. Nate Roe was 12th for the Hornets in 16:44.96, followed by Isaiah Mortorff at 16:55.09. Zach Orn was 24th in 17:39.81, Jacob Holst was 35th in 18:38.96, and Charlie Thompson was 40th in 19:09.46.

Cross Country

Boys Soccer

Chargers win invite

Lakers defeat PH

Hornets blanked

BRUSHY PRAIRIE — Eric Carmona scored twice to help Lakeland to a 4-2 boys soccer victory over Prairie Heights on Saturday. Samuel Garcia scored once and assisted on another goal, while the Lakers also got a goal from Dustin Cunningham. Marco Olivares made five saves to record the win in goal for Lakeland.

TIPPECANOE — West Noble’s boys cross country team placed first at Saturday’s Valley Invitational, held at Tippecanoe Valley High School. The Chargers finished with 47 points, followed by Rochester (105) and John Glenn (105). Lakeland was sixth with a 113 score. West Noble’s Brandon Arnold finished first during the meet in 15:31. Charger teammate Brad Pyle was fifth in 16:19. Salvador Campos was 11th, Alex DeLuna placed 14th and Logan Weimer was 16th. Lakeland was led by Joseph Trost, placing eighth in 16:24. Teammate Eric Herber was 12th, Kyle Burchett claimed 18th and Gare Chrisman was 27th.

ence Junior Varsity Invitational Saturday. The Hornets had 45 points, followed by West Noble (21), Fremont (18), Fairfield (14), Westview (9) and Prairie Heights (1). Winning position titles for Angola were Eric Ruff at No. 1 singles, Connor Clester at No. 2 singles, Zac Davison at No. 3 singles, the No. 1 doubles team of Jordan Sager and Jordan Libey, and the No. 2 doubles team of Ben Atha and Trayton Nafiger.

College Soccer Trine men win, 3-0 ANGOLA — Trine University’s men’s soccer team ended play in its Ketner Classic Saturday afternoon with a 3-0 victory over Manchester.


College Cross Hornets 2-2 in invite Country

Hornets run in Wildcat Classic MARION — Angola finished fourth in the girls’ race and fifth in the boys’ race at the Wildcat Classic held at Indiana Wesleyan University Saturday. The Hornet girls had 122 points, which was seven points behind third-place Southwood. Freshman Josey Korte paced Angola in sixth place at 19:40.46. Alexis Buck was 17th in 20:58.87, Maria Clemens was 27th in 21:47.62, and Grace Floto was 31st in 22:06.62. Hornet Emily Barge was 41st, followed by teammates

WEST LAFAYETTE — Angola went 2-2 at the Lafayette Harrison Classic Saturday. The Hornets defeated North Montgomery (21-25, 25-14, 15-7) and Delphi (25-22, 24-26, 15-13), and lost to Bloomington North (25-20, 23-25, 18-16) and Rochester (25-21, 25-18). Brookston Perschke had 61 assists and 40 digs in the tournament for AHS. Kaitlyn Brandt had 22 kills. Lauren Henderson had 21 digs and five aces. Tori Yagodinski had seven solo blocks and five block assists.

Tennis Angola wins NECC junior varsity invite ANGOLA — Angola won championships at all five positions to take the Northeast Corner Confer-

Trine teams run GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Trine was 14th in the men’s meet and 20th in the women’s meet at the Calvin Knight Invitational Saturday at the Gainey Athletic Complex. The Thunder men had 445 points. Austin Ganger led the Thunder in 28th place with an 8-kilometer time of 25 minutes, 47.7 seconds. Michael Hammond was 98th at 26:54.2, and former West Noble Charger Aaron Mast was 159th at 27:41.9. The Trine women had 586 points. Garrett’s Ariel McCoy led the Thunder in 93rd place. Courtney Forsythe was 156th and Kelsey Ortiz was 168th.

College Golf Trine men 3rd ADRIAN, Mich. —

NHC: DeKalb’s Skidmore earns spot on league’s second team

Trine University’s men’s golf team was third in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association jamboree hosted by Adrian Friday at Lenawee Country Club. The Thunder shot 303, which was five shots behind champion Calvin and two shots behind the secondplace Bulldogs. Kalamazoo’s David Smith was medalist with a 70. Sophomores Bryce Moore and Brandon Snell led Trine with 75s. The Thunder also had 76 from Cody Knapp with 76, Graham Bennett with 77 and Nolan Eli with 80. Prairie Heights High graduate Mike Reynolds played as an individual for Trine and fired an 80. After two jamborees, Trine is third overall with 624, one shot ahead of fourth-place Hope. Adrian leads Calvin 621-622.

Knights take 5th at invitational

FORT WAYNE — The East Noble tennis team headed into the Concord Invitational on Saturday with a different look to their lineup. With two state-ranked teams and a third that was district-ranked in the field, the Knights knew that they had to bring their ‘A’ game to compete. After all said and done, the Knights brought home a fifth place finish. Freshman Austin Mohamedali continued at his normal No. 1 singles position and played great tennis against two extremely difficult opponents. In the first round he took on Michael Wang from No. 11 state-ranked Penn. Despite a 6-0, 6-2 loss, Mohamedali played extremely well, pushing his opponent around the court with aggressive baseline play and precise serving. Mohamedali then Thunder goes 2-2 faced Matt Golm from GREENCASTLE — Snider. Though starting slow Trine University was 2-2 in in the first set, he fought the DePauw Tigers Invitaback in the second losing tional Friday and Saturday. 6-0, 7-5. Thunder junior setter Carly The No. 2 singles Searles made the all-tourna- duty was split between ment team. senior Jayson Arend and The Thunder won both sophomore Kyle Manns. Arend started out the day of their matches on Friday with a tough loss against in three-game sweeps Noah Klimpse from districtover Concordia-Chicago ranked Valparaiso. Kyle (25-15, 25-18, 25-22) and Rose-Hulman (27-25, 25-18, then took over the No. 2 post and played a close 25-22). Searles had 35 match against Rielley Hicks assists, 10 digs, five kills and two block assists against from Marion losing 6-4, 6-4. Carl Kramer held down the Engineers while Taylor the No. 3 singles position Rabel had 15 kills and six for the Knights. Kramer digs. Against Concordia, Searles had 29 assists, seven came out firing against his first round opponent, digs, two block assists and a solo block, and Rabel had Jimtown’s Brock Johnson, 11 kills. Erin Lewis had four winning 6-1, 6-2. During the match, Kramer suffered aces in each match. a minor shoulder injury. On Saturday, Trine lost Playing through the pain, he to DePauw 25-7, 25-17, fought hard in the second 25-23 and lost to Marietta (Ohio) 25-17, 25-17, 21-25, round but eventually fell to Steve Halstead from Snider, 25-16. 6-0, 6-2. After a long break, Kramer ran into potential sectional opponent, Stephen Gierek from Westview. Kramer once again put on a

College Volleyball

NECC: Behnfeldt takes 2nd FROM PAGE B1


It was hard to adjust to the greens, but we did our best,” Clark said. “We proved we’re not far from the top, we’ve just got to work hard and prove ourselves next weekend at sectionals.” East Noble’s Cooper Handshoe shot a 93 for seventh overall. Teammate Logan Handshoe and DeKalb’s Katie Skidmore tied for eighth overall with 94s. All three earned NHC second team honors. East Noble’s Becca Alwine carded a 105, while teammate Kacey Van Wagner shot a 109. Skidmore was the lone Baron golfer to finish with a score in the 90s. She was followed by Christy Williams (102), Sydney Weghorst (106), Kelsey Helmkamp (110) and Carly Bassett (121). Both teams will take part in sections next Saturday. DeKalb plays at the Zollner Golf Course in Angola. East Noble will play in Kendallville at Cobblestone. “Knowing the course definitely helps,” East Noble’s Van Wagner said. “We’d be honored as a team if we play well enough to get to regionals.”


West Noble’s Haley Teel chips the ball onto the fifth green at Zollner Golf Course in Angola during the NECC Girls Golf Tournament Saturday.

The 416-yard, par 5 fifth hole was particularly rough for Angola. Kandi Bach took a 10 after hooking her tee shot, then diving out of the way of a shot that hit a tree and came back at her. Alison Brimmer took an 8 after digging out of fescue way right of the green. Bach had the biggest turnaround in the tournament with a 44 on the back after a 59 on the front for 103. Brimmer improved from a 49 on the front to a 45 on the back to tie for fifth and earn All-NECC honors. Hornet coach Joan Sanborn was pleased that six of her team’s nine-hole scores were in the 40s. “We didn’t lose our composure. We didn’t lose our steam,” Sanborn said. “We’ve worked hard and I couldn’t be prouder. “But it was the jitters early. Hopefully they will be out of our system and we’ll be ready for (sectional) Saturday.” Dornte was third with a 92 to lead Angola. Mackenna Kelly was seventh with a 98 (53-45) with a big turnaround from front to back. Bach was tied for eighth and also made all-conference. Eagle senior Alivia Behnfeldt was second with an 86. That included making about a 40-foot putt for birdie on the fifth hole. But Behnfeldt did better with clubs other than the putter. “My long game was good,” she said. “My swing actually changed quite a bit. I think today it finally worked.” Freshman Raigan Porath shot 103 for Fremont and tied for eighth to be All-NECC. So did Haley Teel in leading West Noble. The Eagles will be in the 10-team Angola Sectional Saturday with a 1 p.m. start. The Chargers, Panthers and Fairfield will be in the eight-team East Noble Sectional that will start Saturday at 9 a.m. at Cobblestone.


gutsy performance but came up short losing 6-2, 5-7, 12-10. In the first round, the No. 1 doubles team of Evan Hart and Aaron Dills came out very aggressive against potential sectional opponent, Westview, winning, 6-2, 6-2. The duo then faced Mishawaka Marion in the second round, winning, 6-2, 6-0. In the championship, Dills and Hart ran into the most talented doubles teams that we have seen all year from Penn. Dills served extremely well throughout the day racking up multiple aces and setting Hart up nicely at the net. Hart continued his solid play from the baseline and transitioned to the net hitting numerous winning volleys. This is the second consecutive invitational where the Knights bring home the runner-up trophy at the No. 1 doubles position. Seniors Brennen Biggins and Jonathan Toles teamed up at the No. 2 doubles position. although they have both been in the doubles lineup all year, this was the first opportunity for the two to play with each other. Like their counterparts from the No. 1 post, No. 2 dubs fought hard all day earning runner-up honors. However, their road to the championship match was more difficult. Toles and Biggins defeated Snider in the first round 6-2, 6-4 which would turn out to be their quickest match of the tournament. In the second round, the duo squared off against host Concord. After an extremely tight first set, the Knights had dug themselves a hole to which they promptly pulled themselves out of, winning 6-7(5-7), 6-4, 10-7. In the championship round, the Knights played another tough opponent, Valpo. Despite great serving and net play the Knights ultimately fell short, 2-6, 6-4, 9-11.

Warriors top Eastside BY JEFF JONES

BUTLER — Westview’s Buchanan Carpenter provided the spark with three first-half goals, leading the Warriors to a 5-0 win over the Eastside Blazers at Butler Saturday. “We’re young with a lot of guys not playing in their normal positions,” Westview coach Dennis Berkey said. “Every game is huge. We’ve talked about getting better, growing and learning from our mistakes, and I think we’re getting there.” Carpenter opened the scoring in the 11th minute with a run up the right sideline and beating Eastside goalie Zach Yoder with a shot to the short side of the net. “It’s good to have Carpenter break out,” Berkey said. “He’s had a rough stretch of missing nets and hitting posts.” Carpenter added his second goal three minutes later after a misplay in Eastside’s defensive end left him 1-on-1 with Yoder. Five

minutes after that, Carpenter buried a rebound chance to make it 3-0. “He was able to capitalize on a little confusion,” Eastside coach Tom Utnage said of Carpenter. “Do we go up and attack the ball or do we stay back? “Our goalie and middle defenders are usually in sync. We just had some breakdowns.” In the second half, Westview got tallies from Zack Carmack in the fifth minute and from Nate Gerardot in the 20th minute. “This is our stretch where it’s almost all NECC conference games, and hopefully our nonconference games, especially going down to Carroll and playing some really good teams have helped us get where we are now,” Berkey said. Eastside visits Angola Monday. Westview hosts Central Noble Thursday in an opening round match of the NECC tournament.

THUNDER: Defense comes up big as Trine moves record on season to 2-0 FROM PAGE B1


Trine quarterback Anthony Yoder throws a pass during Saturday’s victory.

Land did not know the extent of the injury immediately after the game. An experienced Thunder defense forced four interceptions for Camiliere. Three of those picks turned into 13 Trine points, including 10 in the fourth quarter. Blaek Combs picked off Camiliere early in the fourth quarter near midfield. An 11-yard return by Combs, followed by an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty put Trine (2-0) in business at the Bluejays’ 19-yard line. The Thunder did not fully cash in, but they got points to take a 9-7 lead on Tyler Keck’s 20-yard field goal. That was Keck’s third field goal of the day. Elmhurst moved the ball and got a rare big play in the air. Camiliere hit Spencer Frisbie on

a 26-yard pass across the middle on the third down-and-17 to get to the Trine 47. The Bluejays (1-1) got to the Trine 37 before a false start penalty set them back. Then Trine would not allow another big play on third-and-long as senior linebacker Tony Miranda covered the intended Elmhurst receiver well across the middle and picked off a Camiliere pass with under 4 minutes left. Then senior running back Richard Gunn took over. The transfer from Saint Francis and the former Penn standout broke loose for a 45-yard run before scoring from 15 yards out two plays later to secure the Thunder victory. Gunn ended with 129 yards on 18 carries. Trine will lean on its defense and it set the table for the win.

Abbs said stopping a Bluejay running game that gashed Trine for over 300 yards last year in Elmhurst’s 31-13 home win was important in putting Camiliere in uncomfortable situations. On Saturday, Elmhurst ran for 127 yards at 3.8 yards per carry. “We had to stop their run and make them play with their left hand. Their run game is their right hand,” Abbs said. “We challenged the interior of our line and guys have stepped up. “I was happy with our inside linebacker and safety play. They made the proper adjustments. They kept trying to get that back shoulder throw and they would not get another one. Our corners did a nice job adjusting their technique.” Coldwater’s Tyler Guzy made his second interception of the game in the final minute for

Trine. His first pick late in the second quarter led to a Keck 24-yard field goal. “This team is about we, not I. We don’t care about about stats and it does not matter if we don’t play any minutes. It’s about team wins,” Miranda said. “We respect each other and play for each other. It’s so much fun to be a leader on this team.” Austin J. Shoemaker added 71 yards and 14 carries for the Thunder, who overcame three turnovers and missed short field goal. Yoder ran for 48 yards and threw for 89 yards on 9-of-17 passing. Gage Corner caught four passes for 64 yards. Derek Posey made 13 tackles and Combs made 11 for Trine. Posey and Combs each made eight solo stops. Guzy, Christian Cahse and Charlie Dreessen each made five tackles.




Votto and Choo homer, Reds beat Brewers 7-3 MILWAUKEE (AP) — Joey Votto contorted his body in the batter’s box as if he was trying to will his towering fly ball to stay fair as it sailed down the right field line. It did. Barely. The ball bounced off the foul pole for a two-run homer, helping the Cincinnati Reds keep pace in the NL Central race with a 7-3 victory Saturday over the Milwaukee Brewers. Maybe Votto’s drive will be the spark that gets some of the Reds’ best hitters going down the stretch of a tight pennant chase. The Reds had lost three of their previous four. “Every game, from my perspective, it’s as important in April as it is in September,” Votto said. “But, we’ve got a pretty good idea of what’s happening around you. You have an idea of who’s behind you and who’s ahead of you, how many games you need to make up.” The Reds entered Saturday trailing the division-leading Cardinals by 3½ games and the second-place Pirates by a game. Both teams played later Saturday. Cincinnati is also trying to fend off Washington in the wild-card race. The Nationals, on a seven-game winning streak, entered Saturday having pulled within 4½ games of the Reds. Homer Bailey (11-10) allowed three runs over seven innings in winning his career-best sixth straight decision. Votto and leadoff hitter Shin-Soo Choo each finished 2 of 3 with three RBIs and two-run homers. “We scored enough runs and got a win,” Bailey said. “We needed it.”


Cincinnati Reds’ Joey Votto (19) is congratulated after hitting a two-run home run during

Driving in runs has been a challenge for four of the Reds’ big bats in September. Brandon Phillips, Ryan Ludwick, Jay Bruce and Votto had combined for 13 RBIs in 12 games this month entering Saturday. Manager Dusty Baker met privately with some hitters before the game. The Reds skipper declined to give details. Regardless of who was in the meeting, and what was said, the bats broke through.

the sixth inning of Saturday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Fifth-place hitter Ludwick was 2 of 5, while No. 6 Todd Frazier went 2 of 4 with an RBI. Votto said he waited at the plate during his homer only because he wasn’t sure if it would go foul. Too bad for the Brewers. “I was hoping that ball had a lot of hook in it,” manager Ron Roenicke said. “But it got up there and stayed there.” The homer traveled an estimated 470 feet, tied with a

long ball by Rickie Weeks in 2011 for the fourth-longest in the 11-year history of Miller Park. The Brewers had a shot in the eighth after Jeff Bianchi was walked by Sam LeCure to load the bases with two outs for pinch-hitter Jonathan Lucroy. Baker responded by bringing in All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman in the eighth. The last time he faced the hard-throwing closer, on Aug. 16 at Miller Park, Lucroy hit a two-run homer in the bottom of

the ninth to give Milwaukee a 7-6 win. Same ballpark, different result. This time, Lucroy swung at a 100 mph heater in the dirt. The ball skipped past the plate and bounced off the backstop, though catcher Devin Mesoraco retrieved it in time to throw out Lucroy at first. “To repeat something like that, really tough,” Roenicke said about Lucroy’s chances of success again off Chapman. “At a 101 mph, it’s tough.” Chapman walked two in the ninth, but struck out the last two batters to finish off his 36th save. Brewers rookie Johnny Hellweg (1-4), making his fifth career major league start, allowed eight hits and four runs, and hit three batters over five innings. Carlos Gomez had two hits and an RBI for the Brewers, while Jean Segura stole his NL-leading 43rd base of the season. They got outmuscled by Choo and Votto at the plate. Choo reached on a walk with one out in the sixth. One out later, Votto turned on a fastball from reliever Michael Blazek for his 23rd homer and a 6-3 lead. Bailey allowed five hits, with the Brewers causing all their damage in the fourth. Khris Davis, back in the lineup after missing more than a week with a sore left wrist, doubled home Scooter Gennett. Gomez singled home Davis. The speedy Gomez then stole his 36th base before advancing home on two consecutive sacrifice flies to get Milwaukee to 4-3. Votto’s homer two innings later gave the Reds a three-run cushion again.

Fielder out at home in 9th, Royals beat Tigers DETROIT (AP) — Prince Fielder was thrown out at home plate to end the game, preserving Ervin Santana’s impressive outing and leading the Kansas City Royals to a 1-0 victory Saturday night over the Detroit Tigers. The play at the plate helped the Royals gain ground on the two teams ahead them in the race for the second AL wild card, the Yankees and Orioles, who both lost earlier. Kansas City moved to three games back of Tampa Bay. The Rays were playing at Minnesota. Eric Hosmer had an RBI triple in the first for the Royals. He was thrown out at the plate trying to score on a grounder to third base. Santana (9-9) won for the first time since Aug. 4, outpitching Doug Fister (12-9). He allowed five hits in 6 2-3 innings, walking one and striking out five. Will Smith, Luke Hochevar and Greg Holland completed the seven-hitter. Fielder walked to open the ninth. The Tigers’ burly first baseman then tried to score from first on Omar Infante’s two-out double but Gold Glove outfielder Alex Gordon made a strong throw from the left field corner to Alcides Escobar. The shortstop then made a perfect relay to catcher Salvador Perez, who tagged a sliding Fielder to end it. Miguel Cabrera made a bid to put Detroit ahead

eight hits in 7 2-3 innings. He walked four and struck out six. Jose Alvarez got the final out of the eighth and Al Alburquerque pitched a perfect ninth inning. Gordon lined a single to right on Fister’s first pitch of the game, and he scored on Hosmer’s one-out triple to right-center. Hosmer was thrown out at the plate on Billy Butler’s grounder. Royals second baseman Emilio Bonafacio was ejected by first base umpire James Hoye after Bonifacio was picked off first base by Fister for the final out of the third inning. Hoye thumbed Bonifacio immediately after he began to argue the call. Chris Getz, who is from the Detroit suburb of Grosse Pointe, took over at second base for Kansas City. NOTES: Kansas City trainer Nick Kenney came out to check on Santana after he was hit by Andy Dirks’ liner in the second. Santana recovered to throw Dirks out at first. Santana ultimately threw a couple of warmup pitches and continued. … The Royals are 10-8 against the Tigers this season, clinching the season series with one game left. … In Sunday’s series finale, the Detroit’s Max Scherzer (19-3, 3.01) will go for his 20th win against Kansas City right-hander Jeremy Guthrie.


Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Doug Fister throws against the Kansas City Royals on Saturday.

with two outs and a man on in the bottom of the sixth. But Gordon caught Cabrera’s long drive to left-center at the fence. Detroit’s magic number remained 10 games to clinch the A.L. Central. Santana was replaced by Smith with two outs and runners on second and third in the seventh. Smith got pinch-hitter Nick Castellanos to fly out to end the inning. Hochevar pitched a scoreless eighth and Holland worked the ninth for his 43rd save. Fister was nearly as good, giving up a run and


Oakland Athletics’ Josh Donaldson (20) rolls over the plate after an awkward slide at home as he scored on a double

by Brandon Moss in the first inning of Saturday’s game against the Texas Rangers. The A’s won 1-0.

Athletics stretch AL West lead ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Bartolo Colon scattered seven hits over eight impressive innings for the AL West-leading Oakland Athletics, who stretched their division lead over Texas to 5½ games with a 1-0 victory over the Rangers and Yu Darvish on Saturday. The A’s won for the seventh time in eight games, and clinched the key division series by beating Texas twice in less than 24 hours. Colon (16-6) struck out seven and lowered what is already his career-best ERA to 2.73. Darvish (12-9) struck out 10 over seven innings in his fourth 1-0 loss of the season. The right-hander

from Japan has lost his last four starts, the last two by 1-0 scores, and is winless his last six. Even though Darvish struck out the side in the first, Josh Donaldson drew a one-out walk and scored on a two-out double by Brandon Moss into the right field corner. Red Sox 5, Yankees 1 Jon Lester pitched eight dominant innings, and the AL East-leading Red Sox dealt the Yankees’ wild-card hopes another blow. Mike Napoli, Jonny Gomes and Shane Victorino each had two hits as the surging Red Sox won for the 16th time in 19 games and beat the Yankees for the fifth time in six meetings in just over a week.


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Lester (14-8) allowed one run and three hits, striking out five and walking two for his fourth win in six starts. The Red Sox built a 5-1 lead against CC Sabathia (13-13) after five innings. Sabathia went six innings, allowing five runs on nine hits, walking four and striking out five. Blue Jays 4, Orioles 3 Colby Rasmus hit a two-run home run, Jeremy Jeffress won for the first time in more than two years and the Jays handed the slumping Orioles their fifth loss in seven games. Rasmus erased Baltimore’s 3-2 lead with a drive off the facing of the second deck against Chris Tillman (16-6) in the seventh inning. For Rasmus, it was his 20th homer of the season and second in two days. Jeffress (1-0) pitched one scoreless inning of relief to win for the first time since April 5, 2011, when he beat the Chicago White Sox while pitching for Kansas City. Tillman allowed four runs and six hits in eight innings to lose for the first time since Aug. 19. Marlins 3, Mets 0 Donovan Solano got some payback after he was hit by two pitches, launching a home run and making two terrific defensive plays that sent Henderson Alvarez and the Marlins past the Mets in the opener of a doubleheader. Logan Morrison drove in two runs, one on a line drive off the right wrist of Frank Francisco.



Area Football Standings NORTHEAST HOOSIER CONF. TEAMS NHC ALL PF Homestead 2-0 4-0 85 New Haven 2-0 4-0 151 Carroll 1-1 3-1 201 East Noble 1-1 3-1 156 Bellmont 1-1 2-2 136 Columbia City 1-1 2-2 106 Norwell 0-2 0-4 75 DeKalb 0-2 0-4 14 Friday, Sept. 13 Bellmont 49, Norwell 28 Homestead 20, Columbia City 7 East Noble 50, DeKalb 7 New Haven 41, Carroll 35 Friday, Sept. 20 Carroll at East Noble DeKalb at Columbia City Homestead at Bellmont Norwell at New Haven

PA 59 77 64 43 119 95 193 182

NORTHEAST CORNER CONF. TEAMS NECC ALL PF PA Lakeland 4-0 4-0 157 49 Churubusco 4-0 4-0 163 19 Angola 2-1 2-2 44 102 Fairfield 3-1 3-1 133 73 Prairie Heights 2-2 2-2 72 75 West Noble 1-2 1-3 62 105 Eastside 0-3 1-3 94 105 Central Noble 0-4 0-4 41 156 Fremont 1-3 1-3 47 172 Friday, Sept. 13 Lakeland 31, Angola 0 Churubusco 31, Eastside 13 Prairie Heights 28, Central Noble 0 Fremont 27, Southern Wells 26, 2 OT Fairfield 42, West Noble 13 Friday, Sept. 20 Central Noble at Fremont Churubusco at Angola Fairfield at Eastside Lakeland at West Noble Woodlan at Prairie Heights ALLEN COUNTY ATHLETIC CONF. TEAMS ACAC ALL PF PA Leo 1-0 4-0 162 20 South Adams 1-1 2-2 87 118 Garrett 1-0 3-1 86 68 Heritage 1-0 3-1 104 137 Adams Central 0-2 2-2 87 76 Bluffton 0-1 2-1 94 32 Woodlan 0-0 1-2 80 91 Friday, Sept. 13 Garrett 14, Adams Central 10 Bluffton at Woodlan Leo 34, Ft. Wayne Luers 7 Heritage 40, South Adams 34 Friday, Sept. 20 Bluffton at Garrett Heritage at Adams Central Leo at South Adams Woodlan at Prairie Heights

College Football Scores EAST Anna Maria 55, Maine Maritime 49 Bloomsburg 47, Edinboro 35 Bridgewater (Mass.) 41, William Paterson 24 Buffalo 26, Stony Brook 23, 5OT Buffalo St. 42, Brockport 40 CW Post 24, S. Connecticut 12 California (Pa.) 45, Kutztown 10 Carnegie-Mellon 26, Allegheny 7 Clarion 30, Lock Haven 13 Dayton 21, Robert Morris 14 Delaware Valley 42, Misericordia 17 East Stroudsburg 70, Seton Hill 7 Endicott 43, Castleton St. 7 Fitchburg St. 20, Curry 19 Fordham 30, Temple 29 Franklin & Marshall 28, Muhlenberg 21 Gallaudet 38, Apprentice 14 Hartwick 51, Morrisville St. 34 Holy Cross 52, CCSU 21 Indiana (Pa.) 49, Cheyney 0 Juniata 37, Dickinson 14 Lehigh 28, Monmouth (NJ) 25 Lycoming 34, Wilkes 18 MIT 34, Becker 0 Maine 35, Bryant 22 Marist 43, Georgetown 23 Mary Hardin-Baylor 34, Kean 7 Merchant Marine 27, Coast Guard 20 Mercyhurst 49, Millersville 7 Montclair St. 17, Salve Regina 16 Navy 51, Delaware 7 New Hampshire 53, Colgate 23 New Haven 65, Pace 0 Pittsburgh 49, New Mexico 27 Plymouth St. 37, Mount Ida 26 Rhode Island 19, Albany (NY) 13, OT Rochester 28, Thiel 27 Rowan 29, Framingham St. 19 Rutgers 28, E. Michigan 10 Sacred Heart 45, Lincoln (Pa.) 3 Slippery Rock 58, Shippensburg 38 Springfield 36, Husson 0 St. John Fisher 42, Washington & Jefferson 21 St. Lawrence 14, Norwich 3 Stanford 34, Army 20 Stevenson 24, Albright 18 Stonehill 52, St. Anselm 24 Syracuse 54, Wagner 0 Towson 49, Delaware St. 7 UCF 34, Penn St. 31 Ursinus 41, Gettysburg 23 Utica 25, Union (NY) 16 Waynesburg 59, Frostburg St. 49 West Chester 56, Gannon 41 West Virginia 41, Georgia St. 7 Widener 35, Lebanon Valley 28 William & Mary 34, Lafayette 6 SOUTH Alcorn St. 35, MVSU 28 Auburn 24, Mississippi St. 20 Benedict 30, Virginia St. 14 Bethune-Cookman 34, FIU 13 Birmingham-Southern 35, Hendrix 24 Bridgewater (Va.) 38, Greensboro 13 Catawba 42, Livingstone 16 Charleston Southern 30, Campbell 10 Chattanooga 42, Austin Peay 10 Chowan 60, Alderson-Broaddus 39 Christopher Newport 17, HampdenSydney 7 Coastal Carolina 51, E. Kentucky 32 Concord 36, W. Virginia St. 3 Cumberlands 41, Belhaven 17 Emory & Henry 27, Maryville (Tenn.) 21 FAU 28, South Florida 10 Faulkner 59, Union (Ky.) 20 Florida St. 62, Nevada 7 Furman 21, Presbyterian 20 Gardner-Webb 12, Richmond 10 Georgetown, Ky. 33, Bethel (Tenn.) 14 Georgia Tech 38, Duke 14 Jacksonville 69, Morehead St. 19 James Madison 24, St. Francis (Pa.) 20 Johns Hopkins 24, Susquehanna 7 Johnson C. Smith 51, Bowie St. 34 Kentucky St. 38, Central St. (Ohio) 17 LSU 45, Kent St. 13 Lane 31, Morehouse 17 Lenoir-Rhyne 34, Davidson 18 Liberty 38, Morgan St. 10 Lincoln (Mo.) 47, Grambling St. 34 Louisiana-Lafayette 70, Nicholls St. 7 Louisiana-Monroe 21, Wake Forest 19 Louisville 27, Kentucky 13 McDaniel 21, Moravian 14 Mercer 61, Warner 0 Methodist 41, Guilford 34 Middle Tennessee 17, Memphis 15 Millsaps 28, LaGrange 24 Murray St. 41, Missouri St. 38 NC A&T 23, Elon 10 NC Central 40, Charlotte 13 Newberry 23, Florida Tech 19 North Greenville 37, VMI 24 Old Dominion 76, Howard 19 Randolph-Macon 33, Averett 6 Reinhardt 19, Kentucky Christian 14 S. Virginia 24, NC Wesleyan 21, OT SC State 32, Alabama A&M 0 Samford 27, Florida A&M 20 Savannah St. 27, Fort Valley St. 20 Shaw 33, Virginia Union 21 Shenandoah 43, Ferrum 20 Shepherd 27, Fairmont St. 9 South Carolina 35, Vanderbilt 25 Southern U. 62, Prairie View 59, 2OT Stillman 27, Clark Atlanta 6 Tennessee Tech 30, Hampton 27 The Citadel 28, W. Carolina 21 Tusculum 54, Elizabeth City St. 41 Tuskegee 19, Albany St. (Ga.) 13 UNC-Pembroke 38, Fayetteville St. 24 UT-Martin 24, Cent. Arkansas 23 Virginia Tech 15, East Carolina 10 WV Wesleyan 37, Virginia-Wise 7 Wesley 30, Salisbury 27 West Georgia 31, Miles 7 West Liberty 16, Glenville St. 13 Wingate 24, St. Augustine’s 3 Winston-Salem 62, Va. Lynchburg 8 Wofford 30, Georgia Southern 20 MIDWEST Adrian 14, Defiance 0 Avila 41, Bethany (Kan.) 14 Baker 41, St. Mary (Kan.) 40 Baldwin-Wallace 52, Bluffton 21 Benedictine (Kan.) 28, Friends 15 Bethel (Minn.) 30, Wartburg 17 Butler 31, Franklin 28 Carthage 52, Lakeland 6 Central 38, Augustana (Ill.) 13 Centre 27, Rose-Hulman 17 Chicago 23, Concordia (Ill.) 13

Cincinnati 66, Northwestern St. 9 Coe 42, Cornell (Iowa) 7 Concordia (Mich.) 35, Alfred 21 Concordia (Moor.) 21, Buena Vista 13 Concordia (St.P.) 17, Bemidji St. 14 Concordia (Wis.) 20, Macalester 10 Dakota Wesleyan 56, Briar Cliff 15 Denison 17, Hiram 12 Doane 34, Northwestern (Iowa) 27 E. Illinois 57, Illinois St. 24 Earlham 25, Kenyon 15 Eureka 26, Northwestern (Minn.) 9 Ferris St. 56, Lake Erie 49 Grand Valley St. 31, Truman St. 15 Greenville 56, Minn.-Morris 27 Grove City 42, Anderson (Ind.) 0 Gustavus 28, Simpson (Iowa) 21 Hope 41, Millikin 7 Illinois College 42, Grinnell 13 Illinois Wesleyan 38, Alma 3 Indiana 42, Bowling Green 10 Indiana St. 70, Quincy 7 Indianapolis 51, St. Xavier 20 Iowa 27, Iowa St. 21 Kalamazoo 31, Manchester 21 Kansas St. 37, UMass 7 Kansas Wesleyan 38, Evangel 28 Lake Forest 14, Lawrence 13 Lindenwood (Mo.) 35, SW Baptist 27 Loras 44, Rockford 33 Luther 20, St. Olaf 13 Martin Luther 40, Mac Murray 34 Mary 34, Wayne (Neb.) 27 Mayville St. 13, Haskell Indian Nations 6 Michigan 28, Akron 24 Michigan St. 55, Youngstown St. 17 Michigan Tech 40, Tiffin 14 Midland 21, Dordt 18 Minn. Duluth 37, Upper Iowa 19 Minn. St.-Mankato 68, Minn.-Crookston 26 Minnesota 29, W. Illinois 12 Minot St. 23, Augustana (SD) 17, OT Missouri Western 63, Missouri S&T 3 Monmouth (Ill.) 59, Beloit 14 Montana 55, North Dakota 17 N. Michigan 41, Findlay 31 NW Missouri St. 28, Cent. Missouri 24 N. Central (Ill.) 41, Wis.-LaCrosse 24 Ohio Dominican 37, Hillsdale 20 Olivet 14, Wis. Lutheran 10 Ottawa, Kan. 20, Missouri Valley 6 Peru St. 44, Southwestern (Kan.) 21 Presentation 45, Waldorf 36 Ripon 22, Carroll (Wis.) 20 Robert Morris-Chicago 14, Olivet Nazarene 7 S. Dakota St. 34, SE Louisiana 26 S. Illinois 31, Charleston (WV) 10 SW Minnesota St. 27, Minn. St.-Moorhead 20 Saginaw Valley St. 59, Malone 20 Siena Heights 35, St. Joseph’s (IN) 31 St. Ambrose 48, Taylor 37 St. Cloud St. 29, Winona St. 26 St. Francis (Ill.) 41, Lindenwood (Ill.) 28 St. Francis (Ind.) 31, William Penn 13 St. John’s (Minn.) 17, Wis.-Eau Claire 14 St. Norbert 42, Knox 7 St. Scholastica 47, Iowa Wesleyan 10 Sterling 42, Culver-Stockton 30 Toledo 33, E. Washington 21 Trine 16, Elmhurst 7 UCLA 41, Nebraska 21 Urbana 39, Notre Dame Coll. 19 Valley City St. 63, Dakota St. 20 Wabash 69, Hanover 0 Walsh 25, Northwood (Mich.) 13 Washburn 54, Fort Hays St. 17 Washington 34, Illinois 24 Washington (Mo.) 10, Rhodes 7, 2OT Wayne (Mich.) 34, Ashland 22 Westminster, Mo. 35, Crown, Minn. 14 Wheaton (Ill.) 66, Albion 0 William Jewell 36, Valparaiso 34 Wis.-Oshkosh 34, Marian (Ind.) 13 Wis.-Platteville 38, Dubuque 24 Wis.-Stout 13, Jamestown 7 SOUTHWEST Adams St. 26, Okla. Panhandle St. 10 Alabama 49, Texas A&M 42 Alabama St. 40, Ark.-Pine Bluff 39 Arkansas 24, Southern Miss. 3 E. Texas Baptist 52, Austin 34 Harding 69, NW Oklahoma St. 0 Henderson St. 75, McKendree 14 Linfield 71, Hardin-Simmons 21 Louisiana College 16, Webber 12 Missouri Southern 17, Northeastern St. 14 North Texas 34, Ball St. 27 Oklahoma 51, Tulsa 20 Oklahoma St. 59, Lamar 3 Ouachita 49, S. Nazarene 24 Pittsburg St. 65, Cent. Oklahoma 24 S. Arkansas 60, East Central 16 SW Oklahoma 28, Arkansas Tech 17 Sam Houston St. 55, Tex. Southern 17 Stephen F. Austin 50, McMurry 13 Tarleton St. 27, Midwestern St. 24 FAR WEST Carroll (Mont.) 21, Montana Tech 7 Carson-Newman 27, Colo. Mines 24 Cent. Washington 20, W. Oregon 7 Chapman 57, Puget Sound 14 Claremont-Mudd 31, Lewis & Clark 28, OT Colorado St. 34, Cal Poly 17 Fort Lewis 23, Oklahoma Baptist 14 Fresno St. at Colorado, ppd. Idaho St. 29, Western St. (Col.) 3 Menlo 35, Pomona-Pitzer 6 Montana St. 26, Mesa St. 0 Mont. St.-Northern 45, E. Oregon 27 Montana Western 55, Dickinson St. 21 N. Illinois 45, Idaho 35 Ohio St. 52, California 34 Oregon 59, Tennessee 14 Pacific Lutheran 31, Cal Lutheran 24 Portland St. 43, Humboldt St. 6 Southern Cal 35, Boston College 7 Washington St. 48, S. Utah 10 Whitworth 38, Whittier 17 Willamette 33, Sewanee 28 Wyoming 35, N. Colorado 7

College Football Summaries INDIANA 42, BOWLING GREEN 10 Bowl. Green 7 3 0 0—10 Indiana 7 14 7 14—42 First Quarter Ind—Coleman 1 run (Ewald kick), 9:38. BG—Senn 56 blocked punt return (Tate kick), 4:36. Second Quarter BG—FG Tate 45, 11:06. Ind—Coleman 43 run (Ewald kick), 8:20. Ind—Hughes 8 pass from Sudfeld (Ewald kick), 2:44. Third Quarter Ind—Latimer 33 pass from Sudfeld (Ewald kick), 10:11. Fourth Quarter Ind—Sudfeld 1 run (Ewald kick), 14:23. Ind—Roberson 3 run (Ewald kick), 11:40. A—41,869. Team Statistics BG Ind First downs 24 25 Rushes-yards 36-136 48-266 Passing 273 335 Comp-Att-Int 28-51-1 17-26-0 Return Yards 56 0 Punts-Avg. 2-44.0 1-0.0 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 2-2 Penalties-Yards 6-50 6-45 Time of Possession 35:13 24:47 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—B. Green, Tra.Greene 11-43, Coppet 7-40, Moore 2-15, Givens 3-15, Johnson 8-12, Houston 4-8, Hopgood 1-3. IU, Houston 13-155, Coleman 19-129, Roberson 4-6, Roberts 3-3, Team 1-(minus 3), Coffman 1-(minus 4), L.Smith 2-(minus 5), Sudfeld 5-(minus 15). PASSING—Bowling Green, Johnson 25-44-1-248, Schilz 3-7-0-25. Indiana, Sudfeld 17-26-0-335. RECEIVING—Bowling Green, Gallon 8-82, Joplin 7-104, Bayer 4-25, Burbrink 3-29, Tra.Greene 3-12, Coby 1-12, Moore 1-5, Pohlman 1-4. Indiana, Latimer 6-137, Hughes 4-34, Wynn 3-81, Stoner 2-40, Houston 1-31, Bolser 1-12. No. 1 ALABAMA 49, No. 6 TEXAS A&M 42 Alabama 7 21 14 7—49 Texas A&M 14 0 7 21—42 First Quarter TAM—Clear 1 pass from Manziel (Bertolet kick), 12:21. TAM—Malena 1 run (Bertolet kick), 7:47. Ala—Norwood 22 pass from A.McCarron (C.Foster kick), 5:24. Second Quarter Ala—White 44 pass from A.McCarron (C.Foster kick), 14:15. Ala—Bell 51 pass from A.McCarron (C.Foster kick), 8:55. Ala—Yeldon 4 run (C.Foster kick), :45. Third Quarter Ala—Sunseri 73 interception return (C.Foster kick), 12:41. TAM—Kennedy 14 pass from Manziel (Bertolet kick), 9:33. Ala—Drake 3 run (C.Foster kick), 4:16. Fourth Quarter

TAM—Kennedy 12 pass from Manziel (Bertolet kick), 13:20. TAM—Evans 95 pass from Manziel (Bertolet kick), 8:04. Ala—Fowler 5 pass from A.McCarron (C.Foster kick), 2:28. TAM—Kennedy 4 pass from Manziel (Bertolet kick), :15. A—87,596. Team Statistics Ala TAM First downs 31 31 Rushes-yards 37-234 32-164 Passing 334 464 Comp-Att-Int 20-29-0 28-39-2 Return Yards 78 15 Punts-Avg. 3-53.0 3-54.0 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-0 Penalties-Yards 12-104 6-55 Time of Possession 35:02 24:58 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Alabama, Yeldon 25-149, Drake 7-50, Fowler 4-37, Team 1-(minus 2). Texas A&M, Manziel 14-98, Malena 11-42, Carson 5-18, B.Williams 2-6. PASSING—Alabama, A.McCarron 20-29-0-334. Texas A&M, Manziel 28-39-2-464. RECEIVING—Alabama, White 4-82, Howard 3-68, Norwood 3-52, Vogler 3-24, Cooper 2-34, Bell 1-51, Ch.Jones 1-12, Fowler 1-5, Yeldon 1-4, Drake 1-2. Texas A&M, Evans 7-279, Kennedy 6-57, D.Walker 5-66, Malena 3-26, Gonzalez 2-13, Labhart 1-12, Pope 1-12, Clear 1-1, Carson 1-(minus 1), Holmes 1-(minus 1).

NFL Standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L PF PA New England 1 0 23 21 Miami 1 0 23 10 N.Y. Jets 1 0 18 17 Buffalo 0 1 21 23 South Indianapolis 1 0 21 17 Houston 1 0 31 28 Tennessee 1 0 16 9 Jacksonville 0 1 2 28 North Cincinnati 0 1 21 24 Pittsburgh 0 1 9 16 Baltimore 0 1 27 49 Cleveland 0 1 10 23 West Kansas City 1 0 28 2 Denver 1 0 49 27 San Diego 0 1 28 31 Oakland 0 1 17 21 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East Philadelphia 1 0 33 27 Dallas 1 0 36 31 Washington 0 1 27 33 N.Y. Giants 0 1 31 36 South New Orleans 1 0 23 17 Tampa Bay 0 1 17 18 Carolina 0 1 7 12 Atlanta 0 1 17 23 North Detroit 1 0 34 24 Chicago 1 0 24 21 Green Bay 0 1 28 34 Minnesota 0 1 24 34 West St. Louis 1 0 27 24 San Francisco 1 0 34 28 Seattle 1 0 12 7 Arizona 0 1 24 27 Thursday, Sep. 12 N.Y. Jets at New England, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Sep. 15 Dallas at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Houston, 1 p.m. Washington at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Atlanta, 1 p.m. San Diego at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Miami at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Carolina at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Detroit at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. New Orleans at Tampa Bay, 4:05 p.m. Jacksonville at Oakland, 4:25 p.m. Denver at N.Y. Giants, 4:25 p.m. San Francisco at Seattle, 8:30 p.m. Monday, Sep. 16 Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 8:40 p.m.

National League Standings East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 89 59 .601 — Washington 78 70 .527 11 Philadelphia 69 79 .466 20 New York 66 82 .446 23 Miami 55 93 .372 34 Central Division W L Pct GB Pittsburgh 86 62 .581 — St. Louis 86 62 .581 — Cincinnati 84 65 .564 2½ Milwaukee 64 83 .435 21½ Chicago 63 85 .426 23 West Division W L Pct GB Los Angeles 86 61 .585 — Arizona 73 73 .500 12½ Colorado 68 80 .459 18½ San Diego 67 80 .456 19 San Francisco 67 81 .453 19½ Friday’s Games Chicago Cubs 5, Pittsburgh 4 Washington 6, Philadelphia 1 N.Y. Mets 4, Miami 3 San Diego 4, Atlanta 3 Milwaukee 5, Cincinnati 1 St. Louis 2, Seattle 1, 10 innings Colorado 7, Arizona 5 San Francisco 4, L.A. Dodgers 2 Saturday’s Games Cincinnati 7, Milwaukee 3 Miami 3, N.Y. Mets 0, 1st game Pittsburgh 2, Chicago Cubs 1 Philadelphia 5, Washington 4 Atlanta 2, San Diego 1 Seattle 4, St. Louis 1 N.Y. Mets 3, Miami 1, 2nd game Colorado at Arizona, late San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers, late Sunday’s Games Miami (Koehler 3-10) at N.Y. Mets (Gee 11-10), 1:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 9-11) at Pittsburgh (Liriano 16-7), 1:35 p.m. Philadelphia (Cloyd 2-4) at Washington (Zimmermann 17-8), 1:35 p.m. San Diego (B.Smith 0-1) at Atlanta (Teheran 12-7), 1:35 p.m. Cincinnati (Arroyo 13-11) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 11-9), 2:10 p.m. Seattle (E.Ramirez 5-1) at St. Louis (S.Miller 13-9), 2:15 p.m. Colorado (Chacin 13-8) at Arizona (Delgado 4-6), 4:10 p.m. San Francisco (Vogelsong 3-5) at L.A. Dodgers (Volquez 9-11), 4:10 p.m. Monday’s Games Atlanta at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Miami at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. San Diego at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. Cincinnati at Houston, 8:10 p.m. St. Louis at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, 9:40 p.m.

American League Standings East Division W L Pct GB Boston 91 59 .607 — Tampa Bay 80 66 .548 9 New York 79 70 .530 11½ Baltimore 78 70 .527 12 Toronto 68 80 .459 22 Central Division W L Pct GB Detroit 85 63 .574 — Cleveland 80 68 .541 5 Kansas City 78 70 .527 7 Minnesota 63 83 .432 21 Chicago 58 90 .392 27 West Division W L Pct GB Oakland 87 61 .588 — Texas 81 66 .551 5½ Los Angeles 71 77 .480 16 Seattle 66 82 .446 21 Houston 51 97 .345 36 Friday’s Games Cleveland 3, Chicago White Sox 1 Baltimore 5, Toronto 3 Detroit 6, Kansas City 3 Boston 8, N.Y. Yankees 4 Oakland 9, Texas 8 Houston 9, L.A. Angels 7 Tampa Bay 3, Minnesota 0 St. Louis 2, Seattle 1, 10 innings Saturday’s Games Boston 5, N.Y. Yankees 1 Oakland 1, Texas 0 Toronto 4, Baltimore 3 Kansas City 1, Detroit 0 Cleveland 8, Chicago White Sox 1 L.A. Angels 6, Houston 2 Tampa Bay at Minnesota, late Seattle 4, St. Louis 1 Sunday’s Games Baltimore (Mig.Gonzalez 9-7) at Toronto (Buehrle 11-8), 1:07 p.m.

Kansas City (Guthrie 14-10) at Detroit (Scherzer 19-3), 1:08 p.m. Cleveland (McAllister 7-9) at Chicago White Sox (Sale 11-12), 2:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Williams 7-10) at Houston (Clemens 4-4), 2:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Price 8-8) at Minnesota (P.Hernandez 3-1), 2:10 p.m. Seattle (E.Ramirez 5-1) at St. Louis (S.Miller 13-9), 2:15 p.m. Oakland (J.Parker 11-6) at Texas (M.Perez 9-4), 3:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Nova 8-4) at Boston (Buchholz 10-0), 8:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Seattle at Detroit, 7:08 p.m. Texas at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Cincinnati at Houston, 8:10 p.m. Cleveland at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. Minnesota at Chi. White Sox, 8:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Oakland, 10:05 p.m.

Major League Linescores NATIONAL LEAGUE Cincinnati 220 002 010—7 10 0 Milwaukee 000 300 000—3 6 2 H.Bailey, Duke (8), LeCure (8), A.Chapman (8) and Hanigan, Mesoraco; Hellweg, Blazek (6), J.Nelson (7), Figaro (8), Mic.Gonzalez (9), Badenhop (9) and Maldonado, Lucroy. W—H.Bailey 11-10. L—Hellweg 1-4. Sv—A.Chapman (36). HRs— Cincinnati, Choo (21), Votto (23). First Game Miami 000 101 010—3 6 0 New York 000 000 000—0 4 0 H.Alvarez, Qualls (8), Cishek (9) and K.Hill; C.Torres, Germen (7), Byrdak (8), F.Francisco (8), Aardsma (8), Burke (9) and T.d’Arnaud. W—H. Alvarez 4-4. L—C.Torres 3-5. Sv— Cishek (30). HRs—Miami, D.Solano (3). Philadelphia 000 040 100—5 13 1 Washington 100 000 300—4 10 0 Hamels, De Fratus (7), C.Jimenez (7), Rosenberg (7), Diekman (8), Papelbon (9) and Ruiz; G.Gonzalez, Krol (7), E.Davis (7), Clippard (8), X.Cedeno (9), Mattheus (9) and W.Ramos. W— Hamels 8-13. L—G.Gonzalez 10-7. Sv—Papelbon (27). HRs—Philadelphia, Mayberry (11). Chicago 100 000 000—1 5 0 Pittsburgh 000 001 10x—2 5 0 S.Baker, Russell (7), Villanueva (7), Rosscup (8), B.Parker (8) and Castillo; Cole, Watson (8), Melancon (9) and R.Martin. W—Cole 8-7. L—Russell 1-6. Sv—Melancon (15). HRs—Pittsburgh, Tabata (5), Byrd (23). San Diego 000 000 001—1 5 0 Atlanta 000 101 00x—2 9 0 Erlin, Boxberger (7), Layne (7), Thayer (7), Brach (8) and Hundley; Medlen, D.Carpenter (8), Kimbrel (9) and McCann. W—Medlen 14-12. L—Erlin 2-3. Sv—Kimbrel (47). HRs—San Diego, Headley (12). Atlanta, F.Freeman (21). Second Game Miami 000 100 000—1 4 0 New York 102 000 00x—3 6 0 Ja.Turner, Hatcher (6), Da.Jennings (8), Caminero (8) and Brantly; Matsuzaka, Feliciano (8), Black (8), Hawkins (9) and Recker. W—Matsuzaka 1-3. L— Ja.Turner 3-7. Sv—Hawkins (10). HRs— Miami, Ruggiano (17). New York, Dan Murphy (11), Duda (14). AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 000 100 000—1 3 1 Boston 012 110 00x—5 9 0 Sabathia, Chamberlain (7), Daley (8) and J.Murphy; Lester, F.Morales (9) and D.Ross. W—Lester 14-8. L— Sabathia 13-13. Oakland 100 000 000—1 4 0 Texas 000 000 000—0 7 0 Colon, Balfour (9) and Vogt, K.Suzuki; Darvish, Scheppers (8), Cotts (9) and G.Soto. W—Colon 16-6. L—Darvish 12-9. Sv—Balfour (38). Baltimore 101 100 000—3 8 0 Toronto 200 000 20x—4 6 1 Tillman and Wieters; E.Rogers, Jeffress (7), Loup (8), Wagner (8), Janssen (9) and Arencibia. W—Jeffress 1-0. L— Tillman 16-6. Sv—Janssen (30). HRs— Baltimore, Machado (14). Toronto, Col. Rasmus (20). Kansas City 100 000 000—1 8 0 Detroit 000 000 000—0 7 0 E.Santana, W.Smith (7), Hochevar (8), G.Holland (9) and S.Perez; Fister, J.Alvarez (8), Alburquerque (9) and Avila, Holaday. W—E.Santana 9-9. L— Fister 12-9. Sv—G.Holland (43). Cleveland 000 502 001—8 11 0 Chicago 000 000 001—1 9 0 U.Jimenez, C.C.Lee (9) and Y.Gomes; Rienzo, Leesman (5), D.Webb (7), Veal (8), A.Reed (9) and Phegley. W—U. Jimenez 12-9. L—Rienzo 2-2. HRs— Cle., AsCabrera (13), Chisenhall (10). Los Angeles 001 300 101—6 9 0 Houston 000 200 000—2 9 1 Weaver, Kohn (7), D.De La Rosa (8), J.Gutierrez (9) and Iannetta; Oberholtzer, D.Martinez (7) and Corporan. W—Weaver 10-8. L— Oberholtzer 4-3. HRs—Los Angeles, Iannetta (11). Houston, Wallace (13). INTERLEAGUE Seattle 000 020 011—4 7 0 St. Louis 000 000 010—1 3 0 Paxton, Wilhelmsen (7), Furbush (7), Farquhar (9) and Zunino; Wacha, Lyons (6), Maness (8), Salas (9), Choate (9) and Y.Molina. W—Paxton 2-0. L—Wacha 3-1. Sv—Farquhar (14). HRs—Seattle, K.Morales (22).

Midwest League Playoffs Championship (Best-of-5) Quad Cities 3, South Bend 0 Wednesday, Sep. 11: Quad Cities 3, South Bend 2 Thursday, Sep. 12: Quad Cities 5, South Bend 0 Saturday, Sep. 14: Quad Cities 4, South Bend 2

BMW Championship Scores Saturday At Conway Farms Golf Club Lake Forest, Ill. Purse: $8 million Yardage: 7,149; Par: 71 Third Round Jim Furyk 72-59-69—200 Steve Stricker 66-71-64—201 Brandt Snedeker 63-68-71—202 Zach Johnson 64-70-69—203 Tiger Woods 66-72-66—204 Charl Schwartzel 66-70-69—205 Ryan Moore 67-69-69—205 Hunter Mahan 68-73-65—206 Rory Sabbatini 69-71-66—206 Nick Watney 67-69-70—206 Luke Donald 70-70-67—207 Matt Jones 69-71-67—207 Sergio Garcia 70-68-69—207 Jason Day 71-66-70—207 Jimmy Walker 72-65-70—207 Matt Kuchar 74-73-61—208 Roberto Castro 68-69-71—208 Nicholas Thompson 69-75-65—209 Henrik Stenson 72-70-67—209 John Merrick 67-73-69—209 Brendon de Jonge 71-68-70—209 Jordan Spieth 71-65-73—209 Daniel Summerhays 72-70-68—210 Webb Simpson 72-69-69—210 Kevin Streelman 66-70-74—210 Justin Rose 71-71-69—211 Bubba Watson 71-71-69—211 David Hearn 72-68-71—211 Keegan Bradley 74-67-70—211 Gary Woodland 68-72-71—211 David Lynn 73-71-68—212 Phil Mickelson 70-74-68—212 Rickie Fowler 77-68-68—213 Kevin Stadler 69-74-70—213 Billy Horschel 73-69-71—213 Charles Howell III 71-71-71—213 Brian Davis 72-67-74—213 Matt Every 79-66-69—214 Russell Henley 74-70-70—214 Jason Kokrak 70-73-71—214

Evian Championship Scores Saturday At The Evian Resort Golf Club Evian-les-Bains, France Purse: $3.25 million Yardage: 6,433; Par: 71 Mika Miyazato 65-69—134 a-Lydia Ko 68-67—135 Suzann Pettersen 66-69—135

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NASCAR Sprint Cup GEICO 400 Lineup After Friday qualifying; race Sunday At Chicagoland Speedway Joliet, Ill. Lap length: 1.5 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 189.414 mph. 2. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 189.248. 3. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 189.062. 4. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 188.785. 5. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 188.772. 6. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 188.541. 7. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 188.515. 8. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 188.357. 9. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 188.304. 10. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 188.298. 11. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 188.298. 12. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 188.291. 13. (47) A J Allmendinger, Toyota, 188.278. 14. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 188.258. 15. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 188.127. 16. (78) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 188.075. 17. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 187.957. 18. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 187.878. 19. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 187.513. 20. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 187.207. 21. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 186.903. 22. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 186.812. 23. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 186.774. 24. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 186.754. 25. (55) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 186.445. 26. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 186.085. 27. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 185.88. 28. (30) Cole Whitt, Toyota, 185.778. 29. (14) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 185.765. 30. (36) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 185.414. 31. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 184.445. 32. (40) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 184.407. 33. (83) David Reutimann, Toyota, 184.376. 34. (35) Josh Wise, Ford, 184.344. 35. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 184.106. 36. (51) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 184.08. 37. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, Owner Points. 38. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, Owner Points. 39. (32) Timmy Hill, Ford, Owner Points. 40. (95) Reed Sorenson, Ford, Owner Points. 41. (7) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 42. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, Owner Points. 43. (33) Tony Raines, Chevrolet, Owner Points.

NASCAR Nationwide-Dollar General 300 Results Saturday At Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, Ill. Lap length: 1.5 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (1) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 200 laps, 150 rating, 0 points, $82,650. 2. (3) Joey Logano, Ford, 200, 119.1, 0, $60,050. 3. (4) Sam Hornish Jr., Ford, 200, 121, 41, $53,525. 4. (2) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 200, 114.1, 40, $47,475. 5. (6) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 200, 102.3, 0, $31,975. 6. (10) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 200, 109.2, 38, $31,375. 7. (18) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 200, 92.9, 0, $24,325. 8. (5) Parker Kligerman, Toyota, 200, 101, 36, $29,675. 9. (13) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 200, 100.4, 0, $22,135. 10. (9) Nelson Piquet Jr., Chevrolet, 200, 82.8, 34, $29,500. 11. (8) Alex Bowman, Toyota, 200, 82.8, 33, $26,750. 12. (20) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 200, 87.7, 32, $26,200. 13. (16) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 200, 87.5, 31, $25,650. 14. (19) Brian Scott, Chevrolet, 200, 76.2, 30, $25,140. 15. (14) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 200, 77.3, 29, $25,780. 16. (17) Kevin Swindell, Ford, 200, 67.3, 28, $24,470. 17. (11) Kenny Wallace, Toyota, 200, 71.2, 27, $18,185. 18. (15) Michael Annett, Ford, 200, 67.4, 26, $23,925. 19. (7) Elliott Sadler, Toyota, 199, 82.1, 25, $24,715. 20. (12) Brad Sweet, Chevrolet, 198, 76.6, 24, $24,180. 21. (27) Chad Hackenbracht, Toyota, 198, 54.6, 0, $23,395. 22. (29) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 198, 61.1, 22, $23,285. 23. (35) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 198, 56.2, 21, $23,150. 24. (21) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 198, 58.1, 21, $23,040. 25. (25) Eric McClure, Toyota, 198, 55, 19, $23,380. 26. (22) Johanna Long, Chevrolet, 197, 47.9, 18, $22,795. 27. (24) Travis Pastrana, Ford, 196, 63.3, 17, $22,685. 28. (26) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, 193, 46.3, 16, $22,565. 29. (37) Juan Carlos Blum, Ford, 189, 33.5, 15, $22,415. 30. (23) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, electrical, 186, 43.8, 14, $22,605. 31. (36) Maryeve Dufault, Ford, 183, 35.3, 13, $22,150. 32. (39) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, accident, 175, 83.6, 12, $22,040. 33. (38) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 172, 39.3, 11, $21,925. 34. (32) Brett Butler, Toyota, accident, 146, 33.2, 10, $21,814. 35. (31) Joey Gase, Chevrolet, engine, 46, 36.5, 9, $21,689. 36. (30) Kevin Lepage, Dodge, fuel pump, 30, 38.2, 8, $20,445. 37. (33) Tanner Berryhill, Dodge, electrical, 21, 31.5, 7, $14,325. 38. (28) Blake Koch, Toyota, transmission, 7, 32.2, 6, $14,265. 39. (34) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, rear gear, 4, 30.8, 0, $13,940. 40. (40) Jeff Green, Toyota, vibration, 3, 29.7, 4, $13,830.


SPORTS BRIEFS • Chargers defeat Knights LIGONIER — West Noble’s boys soccer team defeated East Noble 4-2 in a nonconference match played Saturday afternoon. Uriel Macias scored three goals for the Chargers, with Uriel A. Macias claiming the other Charger goal.

Nationwide race to Kyle Busch JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Just when it appeared Kyle Busch couldn’t be any stronger in a Nationwide Series race, he broke the record for most laps led on a 1.5-mile track in a Nationwide race in winning the Dollar General 300 race at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday. Starting from the pole, Busch went on to lead 195 of the event’s 200 laps, eclipsing the record of 194 laps led the late Dale Earnhardt set at Charlotte in 1986. “It was just a great day with a phenomenal race car,” said Busch, who earned his 10th win in 20 Nationwide races this season, tied for second-most wins in a single season on NASCAR’s junior circuit. Busch holds the record for most Nationwide wins in a season, 13 in 2010. Busch jumped out from the opening green flag and never looked back, widening his lead to seven-plus seconds at one point. It was Busch’s 61st career win in 264 career Nationwide Series starts, and his 123rd overall win across all three of NASCAR’s top racing series. Busch also won Friday’s Camping World Truck Series race and will go for a second career weekend sweep in Sunday’s opener of the 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Busch previously won races in all three series on the same weekend at Bristol (Tenn.) in August 2010. Busch will start today’s Geico 400 from the 12th position. He was seventhfastest in Saturday’s morning practice, but dropped to 19th in the final practice later in the afternoon. Joey Logano was runner-up to Busch Saturday, followed by Sam Hornish Jr., Austin Dillon and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Jim Furyk takes BMW lead LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Jim Furyk put his 59 behind him with a round that was 10 shots higher in the BMW Championship. All that mattered was having a chance to win, which made Saturday a success. Furyk recovered from a sluggish start with three birdies in a five-hole stretch around the turn. A three-putt bogey from 30 feet on the par-5 18th forced him to settle for a 2-under 69 and a one-shot lead over Steve Stricker. “The goal was to go out and shoot a good number today, get myself in position to win this golf tournament,” Furyk said. “It could have been better out there. … Obviously, I dropped that shot at 18, which I’m disappointed. It was probably one of the easier holes of the day. But I’ve got myself in good position, so rather than harp on the last hole, I’d probably tend to want to think about tomorrow and what I have to do to try to win a golf tournament.” It was a far different finish from Friday, when Furyk hit a wedge to 3 feet for birdie on his final hole (No. 9) for a 12-under 59, becoming only the sixth player in PGA Tour history to hit golf’s magic number. No one expected another round like that from him — though Matt Kuchar had a 61 in the morning when conditions were calm — with firm fairways, fast greens and increasing wind. Three other players who had 59 in an earlier round followed with anything better than 68, but Furyk did enough to give himself another chance to end three years without a victory. But his work is far from over. He was at 13-under 200 and will be paired in the final group with longtime friend Stricker, who holed out for eagle from the 15th fairway and had a 64. Brandt Snedeker, tied with Furyk to start the third round, got up-and-down from behind the 18th green for birdie to get back to even-par 71 for the day and remain in the hunt just two shots behind.

Sanchez sent to short-term IR NEW YORK (AP) — Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez was placed on short-term injured reserve Saturday, meaning he will not be able to play for the next eight weeks. Sanchez injured his right shoulder in the team’s third preseason game against the Giants. He has opted to try to rehabilitate the injury rather than have season-ending surgery. The exact nature of the injury has not been announced, but some published reports say it is a partially torn labrum. By placing him on the IR-designated for return, Sanchez must miss the next six weeks of practice and won’t be able to play in a game until after the Jets’ 10th game. The earliest Sanchez could be back is Nov. 17 at Buffalo, following the Jets’ bye week. Teams can place only one player on short-term IR per season. So, it appears there is a strong feeling in the organization that Sanchez could return to play, if needed, later this season.

Moore leads Lynx past Sky MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Maya Moore had 22 points and 11 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Chicago Sky 79-66 Saturday night in their final regular-season game to secure home-court advantage throughout the WNBA playoffs. Lindsay Whalen added 23 points and Seimone Augustus had 14 for the Lynx (26-8), who have won eight of nine. Minnesota finished the season 15-2 at home. Janel McCarville grabbed 10 rebounds.




Best of the worst is not good enough for Hoosiers Today will see a 20 percent chance of showers after 3 p.m. It will be mostly cloudy, with a high of 70. Tonight will bring a 50 percent chance of showers before 2 a.m. and a low around 50. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch are possible.

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The Sunday Business Report • Massage center moves downtown AUBURN — Auburn Massage Center has moved to 115 W. Fifth St.

in downtown Auburn. Laura Hall and Sarah Lapadot own the center, which has been in business for nearly eight years. Until the move, it

operated on North Main Street. The center employs four massage therapists and one skin-care technician.

is a poor measure of worker Are Hoosiers satisfied productivity. to be the best of the worst? However, the number Is mediocrity our highest does give us a measure of level of aspiration? I like to output compared to the believe the answer to those population — the consumpquestions is no, but I have tion units — in a nation or my doubts. state. It approximates the This round of questions potential for the well-being is brought up by the latest estimates of per-capita gross of a population. What do the domestic product data tell us about for the individual Indiana? In 1997, states by the the Hoosier state federal Bureau ranked 31st among of Economic the 50 states in Analysis. per-capita GDP. State gross In 2012, we again domestic product ranked 31st. No is the market value of all goods MORTON change. You can praise and services MARCUS our leaders for the produced within relative stability the boundaries of of the Indiana the state over a economy. Or you given period of can condemn them time. The latest for not doing enough data are for 2012. to improve our Private firms, relative standing. public agencies In 1997, we saw Indiana and not-for-profit organizations are all included. It is with a per-capita GDP 7.9 the states’ counterpart to the percent below the national figure, while in 2012 we more familiar national GDP stood 8.7 percent below figures. Per-capita GDP indicates the nation. That is not a catastrophic decline, but it the total an economy is is a movement in the wrong producing relative to the direction. population of the nation Between ’97 and ’12, or state. That population Indiana ranked 26th in its includes all persons — the very young and the very old, rate of growth (average annual rate of 1.07 percent) the infirm and the incarceror just below the national ated. Per-capita GDP will average rate of 1.13 percent. vary with the composition of the population. As such it This put us at the top of

the bottom half of all the states, a solid expression of mediocrity. Where Indiana did excel was in comparison with the other four states of the Great Lakes (Ohio, Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin). Our rate of growth was the best experienced by any of these neighboring competitive states. But these five states together had the worst growth rate of any region in the nation. To lead the worst is not a great honor or distinction. Do Indiana’s leaders in business and government believe this is the best we can do? Fifteen years covers a strong start at the end of the century, followed by two recessions and two recoveries. During these years we have had much talk about Indiana’s innovative programs and expensive efforts to strengthen existing firms and to attract new businesses. Perhaps we need a re-examination of what we believe is innovative and just how we do spend our money. MORTON J. MARCUS is an independent economist, speaker and writer formerly with Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

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CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — One of the best things about Apple’s latest iPhones is the slick new iOS 7 software that runs the devices. But that souped-up operating system could end up hurting sales because the free software upgrade will also work on iPhones released since 2010, giving owners of the older models less incentive to buy Apple’s newest products. Perhaps unwittingly, even Apple’s software boss Craig Federighi alluded to this potential problem while he was bragging about iOS 7 at the company’s unveiling of its new phones Tuesday. He predicted that anyone who elects to install the software will feel “like they’re getting an all-new device.” I understood what Federighi meant once I was able to see the iOS 7’s improvements in action on Apple’s two new iPhones, the 5C and the 5S. Although Apple announced iOS 7 at a conference three months ago, Tuesday marked the first time the company allowed reporters to experience the software hands-on. Although the iPhone 5C is less expensive than its predecessor, the iPhone 5, iOS 7 almost made it look fancier than previous generations. As an iPhone 5 owner, I was feeling a bit envious until I remembered that I’ll be able to

spiff up my device, too, when the software is released on Sept. 18. The operating system will work on the iPhone 4 and later models, iPad 2s and subsequent versions, and the iPod Touch that came out late last year. iOS 7 looks much different than previous versions of the operating system because it no longer displays iPhone apps as three-dimensional, embossed objects meant to mirror their real-world counterparts. The icons instead are flatter and more colorful. Any significant change in design typically upsets users familiar with the old way of doing things, but I suspect the complaints about iOS 7 will be muted unless there are some terrible bugs in the software that weren’t evident during the brief time that I was given to experiment. I am fairly certain most people who download iOS 7 are going to be pleased. The software makes it easier to navigate around an iPhone and adds some compelling new features. The additions include the ability to stream music through an advertising-supported service called iTunes Radio and five free apps that used to cost consumers anywhere from 99 cents to $4.99 apiece. The free apps are Apple’s photo-editing tool, iPhoto, and video-editing program, iMovie, as well as work-oriented apps called

Pages, Numbers and Keynote. Apple doesn’t appear to be removing any popular apps built into the operating system, as best as I could tell. The company did that last year when it replaced Google’s mapping app with its own navigation system only to be ridiculed for misguiding users with shoddy directions. Apple isn’t bringing back Google Maps with iOS 7, but it is promising that its alternative is getting better. The software upgrade also will make it easier to take better pictures on the iPhone and automatically sort photos into different categories to denote particular events. I particularly liked a feature that lets you control how the camera operates by toggling between options at the bottom of the screen with the swipe of a finger. Once the camera is open in IOS 7, the choices include taking a square, panoramic or standard photo. The bottom-of-the screen controls also include an option to switch to video mode. When taking a picture in iOS 7, photographers can also choose a filter to use as they snap the photo rather than waiting to touch up the shot later. When shooting video, shots can be zoomed in while recording. I can’t do any of that on my iPhone 5 because it is still powered by iOS 6. The new system also makes it easier to see and scroll through apps quickly.



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COMMUNITY PICNIC 11:30 a.m. Immanuel Lutheran Church invites the community to a free picnic following the morning worship service. Serving will begin at 11:30 a.m. Pork, turkey, hot dogs, salads, saurkraut, chips, cookies, etc. Games anf fun. Everyone welcome. Immanuel Lutheran Church Avilla, Albion Street, Avilla.

SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS 2 p.m. Based on the MGM film, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” is all boisterous fun, romance, and bursting with the rambunctious energy of the movie. Audiences will be laughing seven times over as they watch this rambunctious musical love story unfold. The story evolves around the Oregon Territory, mountain man Adam Pontipee comes to town to sell his crops and woo a woman to be his wife, succeeding with spirited Milly, who is tired of feeding and waiting on so many men at the local inn. Her dreams of keeping house for just one man are shattered when she discovers that Adam shares his pigsty cabin with six brawling brothers. Milly’s good cooking and stubborn nature whip the young men into shape and inspire them to seek women of their own. But after a disastrous barn raising during which the brothers snare the attention of the town girls only to be taunted into fighting with the town men, Adam suggests his brothers forget gentle methods of love and follow the actions of the Roman with the Sabine (‘Sobbin’’) women. The kidnapping of their six sweethearts spurs Milly to throw the men out of the house, but enforced proximity caused by winter and the brothers’ good intentions just might help love bloom again. The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres, 1600 W. Market St., Nappanee.

THE 39 STEPS 2 p.m. Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel and you have “The 39 Steps,” a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! Civic Theatre-Fort Wayne, 303 E. Main St., Fort Wayne.

PIANOS ON THE SQUARE PERFORMANCE 2 p.m. Pianist Reggie Berg will play from 2-4 p.m. Jazz vocalist Colleen McNabbEverage will perform from 4-6 p.m. Eckhart Public Library Park, 603 S. Jackson St., Auburn.

Monday, Sept. 16 AUTO INDIANA 10 a.m. An exhibit by the Indiana Historical Society supplemented with materials from the History Center’s Archives. Children 2 and under free. The History Center, 302 E. Berry St. Fort Wayne.

Thursday, September 19 SEE AREA ACTIVITIES, PAGE C6


PULPIT More women answering call to serve as pastors BY JENNIFER DECKER


all it a spark of faith that called three local women pastors to be ordained and take to the pulpit. The Rev. Deb Davis, the Rev. Donna Holcomb and the Rev. Angela Shannon share a common denominator: Their boss is God. Between 1990-2000, only 5 percent of senior pastors in Protestant churches were women. Since that time, that percentage has more than doubled. PHOTOS BY JENNIFER DECKER

The median age for women pastors has risen from 50 to 55, with 77 percent of women pastors holding a seminary degree. The following is each woman’s story:

Top left then clockwise, after a journalism career, the Rev. Deb Davis, pastor of the Angola First Congregational United Church of Christ, was called to the pulpit. Davis, who is known for preaching from life experiences, has woven such topics as baseball, beer and Michigan’s Soo Locks into her sermons to get her spiritual message across. The Rev. Angela Shannon, interim pastor of Calvary Lutheran Church, Angola, was raised with a need to serve by her parents. Her father is a retired police officer and her mother was a social worker. “They fostered the idea you must serve in some capacity. If you want to change the world, you start by cleaning off your front porch,” Shannon said. Former director of the Steuben County Council on Aging, the Rev. Donna Holcomb, is an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church. She is pastor of both the Helmer United Methodist Church and South Milford United Methodist Church.

The Rev. Deb Davis The Rev. Deb Davis, pastor of the Angola First Congregational United Church of Christ, is known for preaching from life experiences. Her sermons have included such metaphors as baseball, beer and the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. “Anything can connect us to God. You need to preach from real life experiences,” she said. “Everything should be a sermon.” Davis was called to the pulpit to deliver those sermons later in life. She attended a progressive, independent Christian church close to Indianapolis early in life. Davis While obtaining a journalism degree at Indiana University, she attended services at Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). After graduating, she worked as a feature writer eight or nine years at a Fort Wayne newspaper, did public relations and publications work. “The church was always really important to me. I wanted to find out more of what the Bible said and the role of women,” Davis said. She was a member of the Plymouth United Church of Christ for 25 years and was drawn to how big the church is on social justice issues. Soon, she was called to seminary, when

she was working full-time for Fort Wayne Community Schools’ publications. Davis decided to attend the Chicago Theological Seminary part-time. She graduated in five years. “To me, there’s no doubt I was called to seminary,” she said. Davis served as interim associate pastor at Plymouth UCC, before becoming pastor of Angola UCC 13 years ago. “I’m surprised to be here. I figured I’d go to a large city and work with homeless people or a mission,” she said. Women have been ordained in the UCC for more than 100 years, she said. Gender was never an issue where she comes from until she got to small town Angola. “Some don’t think women should be in ministry,” she said. “I think women bring different gifts to ministry. We bring our life experiences and you’re able to understand race, sexism and sexual orientation.” Davis highly values diversity, calling it “healthy.” That view is shared by her congregation, which recently voted for an official Open and Affirming designation, meaning all people are welcomed, including gay, lesbian and transgender individuals. “This church has always been a welcoming, inclusive congregation that’s amazingly healthy. This church is always willing to tackle tough issues,” she said. But Davis remains humble as pastor of a church that’s considered by some to be unconventional. “My style is laid back. I’m not a CEO and there’s no hierarchy here,” she said. “The only people who have power are in the pews. Every single one of us has a relationship with God. Mine is no bigger or better.” SEE PULPIT, PAGE C2




PULPIT: Holcomb grew up with several faiths FROM PAGE C1

The Rev. Donna Holcomb The Rev. Donna Holcomb serves as pastor of two churches — Helmer United Methodist Church and South Milford United Methodist Church. “I was raised by my grandma and great aunts,” she said. “It was an eclectic mix — Nazarene, Pentecostal, African Methodist Episcopal.” Holcomb was invited to the United Methodist Church. It was an experience that stuck, as she has been fully licensed to perform all duties in the church since 2007. “It was God’s call. It was clear He was calling me to the pulpit,” she said. At first, she was a United Methodist supply pastor. Then she went to License to Preach School, an intensive course in pulpit ministry. Eventually, she became licensed to serve Holcomb Alvarado United Methodist Church. In July 2010, she also became pastor of Helmer United Methodist Church. Earlier this year, she retired from directing the Steuben County Council on Aging when she also became pastor of the South Milford United Methodist Church. Holcomb said women long have been ordained in the United Methodist Church. But Holcomb prevailed in spreading her ministry. Today, she saves wearing her vestments for Easter, Good Friday, weddings and usually funerals. She finds she is more approachable in her street clothes. Holcomb also said she

“What our faith says is we are loved, valued and treasured. God is altogether loving. Love wins.” The Rev. Angela Shannon interim pastor of Calvary Lutheran Church, Angola

• doesn’t preach from the pulpit, but rather she moves about her church, speaking more casually. Holcomb said perhaps the biggest test of her faith was when her son, Michael, was killed last year in a hit and run motorcycle accident in Indianapolis. Marvin Carter pleaded guilty and will likely serve a 1 1/2 year prison term for hitting Michael. Somehow, Holcomb said she found the strength and love to forgive Carter so she can continue to live her faith. She corresponds with Carter and has even visited him. He calls her “Mama Donna” in return. “I could use it as cement boots and sink away or use it as a tool,” Holcomb said. “Anger destroys. There is nothing I can do to bring my son back. We have to be able to function and we can’t with hatred in our hearts.”

The Rev. Angela Shannon The Rev. Angela Shannon is interim pastor of Calvary Lutheran Church, Angola. She may be considered unconventional, but warm. It is common for her to break into an African American-inspired song during her sermons, despite never living in the South. She grew up in a Gary household that was service oriented. Her father is a

retired police officer and her mother worked for a service organization. “They fostered the idea you must serve in some capacity. If you want to change the world, you start by cleaning off your front porch,” she said. Shannon attended Valparaiso University and studied sociology and criminal justice — fields her parents were in. While in college, Shannon attended a large church. “I wasn’t sure what Lutheran was, but I heard God’s marvelous voice of grace. I grew up Baptist and had a fire-brimming pastor,” she said. She became Lutheran. Her route to the pulpit started with Shannon healing. “I became really ill and close to death,” Shannon said. “After being divinely healed, I began to ask deeper questions: ‘If I was that close to death, why was I here?’” Shannon attended seminary after “I felt God had the tug on my heart.” In the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, she noticed women could not fully participate and Shannon said she did not understand it. But she met another African-American woman minister who inspired her, showing that gender has nothing to do with spreading the word of God. Shannon said it’s a wonderful time for women in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America right now. Recently, Bishop Elizabeth Eaton was elected as the first woman presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. “What our faith says is we are loved, valued and treasured,” she said. “God is altogether loving. Love wins.”

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‘Bethenny’ showcases no-nonsense attitude NEW YORK (AP) — Bethenny Frankel is making a point of saying “no” — even when the demands on her time are constant as she debuts a daytime talk show. “You need to pull back. It’s difficult and it’s difficult during a launch but I’m fierce about it,” she said during a recent interview. “I don’t feel bad about it. You can’t apologize.” It’s this kind no-nonsense talk, with a crackling wit to boot, that made the 42-yearold a breakout star on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New York.” She got a spinoff show on the network, became a best-selling author; lifestyle guru; cocktail, snack bar and sweetener seller; and now TV host. At a recent taping of her syndicated show, which debuted Monday, it’s evident that “Bethenny” is part of Frankel’s brand. Segments correlate with the lessons in her books, including one called “Bethenny’s Solution Revolution” that helps find fixes to everyday problems. Her latest book, “Skinnygirl Solutions,” also dispenses advice and anecdotes to navigate life the Bethenny way. Carving out “me time” is one of them. “Even a mom who has got to get to the car pool, get her hair done, is pulled in 20 different directions, if she doesn’t pull back she’s gonna be a mess and do all those things terribly,” she said. Frankel is aware there’s a lot riding on her new venture but preserving her


Bethenny Frankel has makeup applied on the set of her new show “Bethenny” Sept. 6 in New York. Frankel’s show debuted Monday.

sanity is crucial. “The truth is it does have my name on the door and there are people who chose to work on this show versus other places and this is their job,” she said. “Sometimes people are pulling me, ‘Do this interview, do that, we have to do that.’ And I’ll say, ‘No. I need to take a five-minute break because I need to be good on that show and give that audience what I owe to them, otherwise none of us are gonna have jobs.’” At the taping in New York, audience members made up of fiercely loyal Frankel followers seemed to hang on to her every word. The staff around her buzzed with excitement and danced during commercial breaks. The enthusiasm is a good thing, considering viewers

had to wait for it to debut. After a successful test run in the summer of 2012, Frankel has had a year off from TV. “It occurred to me that I would be off TV for a whole year and that people might forget about me. Unfortunately, I have been in the tabloids a lot for things that aren’t so pleasant,” Frankel said. She’s in the midst of a bitter divorce from New York businessman Jason Hoppy, with whom she has a 3-yearold daughter, Bryn. The TV personality says the ups-and-downs of her life, among other topics, will not be off-limits. In fact, there are no limits. “On my show you will never see me saying, ‘Oops, I didn’t want to say that’ or ‘I regret saying that’ or ‘We can’t talk about that.’”

Playwright Ethan Coen fears he’s selling out NEW YORK (AP) — Ethan Coen, nursing a black coffee in a midtown cafe at the end of a busy workday, is in no mood for compliments. Don’t dare suggest, for example, that he might be growing as a playwright just because after years of making one-act plays he’s just delivered his first full-length work for the stage. “That’s a hurtful thing to say to somebody — I don’t think I’m growing,” says Coen, half of the successful moviemaking Coen brothers and only half-joking. “That sounds terrible.” It quickly becomes clear that a chat with Coen will veer into the surreal, just as many of his films do. He’s an introvert with a fondness for dark humor and a precise turn of phrase. He also might mess with you. David Cromer, who directs Coen’s new play, “Women or Nothing,” and has been a huge fan of the Coen brothers’ “Fargo,” ”Miller’s Crossing” and “The Big Lebowski,” says meeting his idol wasn’t a disappointment. “He’s everything you want him to be — this fascinating, hilarious, shambling, angry writer,” says Cromer. “I was around someone who slung words really, really beautifully.” Coen, who turns 56 this


This May 19 file photo shows film director and playwright Ethan Coen during a photo call for the film “Inside Llewyn Davis” at the 66th international film festival in Cannes, southern France.

month, has been writing plays for more than a decade but never tackled a full work until now. “It’s recreational. It’s part-time,” he says. “I’m a play hobbyist. I’m a gentleman playwright.” His works until now have been mostly collections of bite-sized, noir one-act plays — exploring loathing in the workplace, fear of death, mixed romantic signals or the terminally lost. He has packaged them — three to a pop — in “Almost

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an Evening,” ”Offices” and “Happy Hour,” for the well-respected Atlantic Theater Company, which is producing the new one. He also contributed a playlet to the Broadway production of “Relatively Speaking” in 2011. (“My trip uptown,” he calls it.) Coen is balancing work on “Women or Nothing,” which opens this month, while putting the finishing touches on his and brother Joel’s next movie, “Inside Llewyn Davis,” the story of a singer-songwriter in the 1960s New York folk music scene. One project he’s largely staying out of is a TV version of his film “Fargo” that’s being produced by FX. The Coens are associated with the series but aren’t being very hands-on. No characters will be carried over from the movie, which Coen thinks is a good idea, since some ended up in a wood-chipper. “What are you going to do?” he asks. “Some of them have been radically disassembled.” The latest four-person play began forming in his mind over the past year and just happened to turn into a full-length work. It’s the story of a lesbian couple desperate to have a child who must woo a potential father and calm a meddling mother. Is he exploring how messy life can be? “Is it exploring that? I don’t know. It sounds like somebody who is growing would explore something like that. It exploits that for its comic potential,” he says, then adds for emphasis: “resolutely not growing.” It also turned out to be something that makes Coen slightly ill at ease: commercial. He’s been listening to the audience at intermission and people seem to be enjoying themselves, a rare occurrence at his plays. “It’s weirdly a kind of boulevard comedy or abject sellout, depending on your point of view,” he says. “Although we can’t say it’s an abject sellout until it sells out and proves I have successfully sold out.”



Brower goes from policeman to pastor ROME CITY —A former policeman now serves as pastor of Rome City United Methodist Church. Kevin A. Brower was appointed to the church effective July 1 as a part-time pastor. He is currently working full-time at Lakeland Glass Inc., after working 21 years in law enforcement in the town of LaGrange and LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department. He started his ministries in 2009 when he attended lay speaking school in the North East District of the United Methodist Church of Indiana. He became a certified lay speaker in 2010. Brower was an assistant lay leader at Plato United Methodist Church until January, when he became the lay leader. He has been married to Connie (Strayer) Brower for about 20 years. They have three children — Dane Troyer, 25, of Georgia, and Dillon Brower, 18, and Jessica Brower, 17, both of LaGrange. They have one


Kevin A. Brower, right, is the new pastor at Rome City United Methodist Church. With him is his wife, Connie Brower.

granddaughter, Madison Troyer, 4, of Georgia. Sunday school at Rome

City United Methodist Church starts at 8:30 a.m. Worship begins at 9:30 a.m.

Art show celebrates church’s 20th anniversary AUBURN — In celebration of its 20th year as a church, St. Andrew Evangelical Presbyterian Church will host an event Oct. 12 to showcase area Christian art and artists. “Glorified Expressions� seeks to expose the community to the knowledge and wonders of God through the beauty of Christian art. It also provides area artists a forum for exhibiting their God-given talents. The Saturday event will consist of a gallery open in the afternoon for public viewing at the church, followed by an evening reception that will feature local culinary artists, musicians and spoken art. “This will be a great time of fellowship and celebrating some of our friends’ and

neighbors’ spiritual gifts,� said Chad Gramling of St. Andrew’s 20th Anniversary Planning Committee. “In Exodus 31 we see that God has not only filled us with abilities, intelligence and knowledge, but craftsmanship and artistic abilities of various kinds. We think this is a great way to share God honoring works that speak of His goodness, truth and beauty.� “Glorified Expressions� is seeking artist entries in the categories of photography, paintings and drawings, computer-generated, written (poetry/prose), kids 12 and under, kids 13-17, and “Etcetera� for pieces that don’t fit into the predetermined categories. The evening event will feature recognition and viewer choice awards, but there will

be no monetary prizes. There is no fee for entry and participation is open to both amateur and professional artists. Entries will be accepted until Sept. 31 by submitting on St. Andrew’s website at Following submission, you will receive additional details about the event and expectations for display of your work. Questions may be asked via email at St. Andrew Evangelical Presbyterian Church was founded in 1993 and is located at 320 W. Fourth St., Auburn. The congregation worships each Sunday, beginning at 9 a.m., followed by a brief time of fellowship and Sunday school Bible study.

Pennsylvania Deitsch Society plans northeast Indiana dinner Evening is an opportunity to speak in German dialect GOSHEN — The Northern Indiana Pennsylvania Deitsch Society’s annual dinner is set for Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. at Fair Haven Mennonite Church, 13513 S.R. 4, 5 1/2 miles east of Goshen. Entertainment will be provided following the meal of chicken, potatoes, green beans, lettuce salad, homemade bread and fruit delight, served family style. All conversation during the evening is to be in Pennsylvania Deitsch with “fines� being collected from anyone slipping into English. The fines collected will be donated to a local charity. The theme for entertainment for this year will have biblical overtones. All entertainers are local people. There will be a variety of short skits and monologues

with everything said in Pennsylvania Deitsch. Pennsylvania Deitsch is the German dialect spoken by the Old Order Amish. Membership to the society is not required to attend the event. The evening provides a setting for the participants to spend time with others conversing in their native language. The Northern Indiana Pennsylvania Deitsch Society is geared towards those who grew up speaking Pennsylvania Deitsch, but no longer have a regular opportunity to use the language. An annual family membership of $5 includes two annual newsletters written in Pennsylvania Deitsch. Since the local Pennsylvania Deitsch dialect is not an official written language, the newsletter is written phonet-

Contact Us • KPC Media Group invites area churches and religious organizations to submit news of regional interest for publication on this Sunday page. News about upcoming events should by submitted by email to religion editor Bob Braley —bbraley@ — at least 2 weeks prior to the event. Please make sure that you get a reply to your email so that you know that it was received.

ically using local customs of speech. The newsletter is edited by Dan Byler. Membership also gives a reduced price of $12 per person for the event. A nonmember’s cost for the evening is $15 each. Tickets must be ordered no later than Sept. 24. To order tickets or for more information, call Esther Martin at 574-533-7460.

Religion Briefs • Evangelist to speak at Angola meetings ANGOLA — Dr. Ron Reilly will be the evangelist for the Harvest Time Meetings at Faith Baptist Church, Angola, today through Wednesday. Reilly, from Atlanta, Ga., is the founder and president of Ambassadors for Christ Reilly National Ministries. He formerly served on the staff of Trinity Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Fla. He is one of the foremost youth leadership speakers in the nation, a press release said. He preaches at youth conferences, Bible conferences and citywide revivals and on high school at college campuses. Today’s services are at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday services begin at 7 p.m. Nurseries and

children’s meetings will be provided at all services. All are welcome. The church is located at the Pokagon State Park exit of Interstate 69. For more information, call 665-1283.

about 45 minutes participants will learn about the parent organization, Moms in Prayer International, be introduced to the local chapter and discuss the local chapter’s goals for the year. The church is located on S.R. 8 just east of Albion Elementary School. All female parents, grandparents and guardians are welcome.

Congregation offers free community meal ALBION — Asbury United Methodist Church will offer a free meal for the Albion community Monday from 5-6:30 p.m. at the church at 605 E. Main St., Albion. The picnic-style dinner will include hamburgers and hot dogs. All are welcome.

Moms in Prayer to meet Monday ALBION — The Central Noble Moms in Prayer group will begin monthly meetings with a meeting Monday at 8 a.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, Albion. The meeting will last

Church plans to offer haystack supper LIGONIER — Trinity Lutheran Church in Ligonier is having a free haystack supper Saturday from 5-7 p.m. Donations will be accepted for missions projects of the church, and funding is provided by The Lutheran Foundation. The public welcome. The church is located at the corner of Fourth and Martin streets just west of downtown Ligonier. Call the church at 894-3667 for more information.

New Catholic college president brings different approach Freshmen start their tenure at Wyoming Catholic LANDER, Wyo. — Kevin College with a three-week backpacking trip through the Roberts wore cowboy boots Wind River Range. Modeled under his doctoral robe. The 39-year-old Louisiana after programs with the National Outdoor Leadership native smiled while standing before dozens of young adults School, which is headquarand college faculty at the front tered in Lander, the expeditions continue throughout the of the church in Lander Aug, students’ four years at the 26. With a few words from college. the school’s board chairman, These students, in fact, a profession of beliefs and had been back from their a roar of applause from the congregation, Roberts became three-week immersion for Wyoming Catholic College’s just a day before they listened to their new president’s new president. welcoming remarks, a speech He is just the second person to do so in the school’s peppered with as many back-to-school jokes and seven-year history. Roberts, playful jabs at freshmen as a father of four, is not an references to Pierre-Jean ordained clergyman. He De Smet, the Belgium-born holds a Ph.D. in history and priest said to have celebrated is roughly 30 years younger than his predecessor, who was the first Catholic Mass in Wyoming sometime in the a Catholic priest and one of mid-1800s. the college’s founders. The silence in the church But Roberts has his sights was broken by a lone baritone set high for the liberal arts voice Monday morning. A college and its 112 students, moment later the teenagers nestled mostly in a handful and young adults who lined of dorms and a classroom the pews joined in, singing building on a hill near the the college’s alma mater in Wind River Range. archaic Latin. “Nature, generally, is Not a single student God’s first book,� Roberts peeked at a cell phone told Wyoming Catholic from behind a pew. No College students and one checked a Facebook faculty at his inauguration status with a wireless Monday. “But Wyoming, device. Students here are and especially the Wind not permitted cell phones River mountains, must be that book’s first, most stirring and have limited access to the Internet, mostly through chapter.� dormitory computers. That’s why, since the Roberts intends to keep it college’s founding in 2006, that way. its outdoor expeditions have He said Monday he has been as rigorous as its courseevery intention of preserving work. the uniquely classical “Our outdoor leadership education that has been a program is not an add-on,� hallmark of the Wyoming Roberts said in an interview after his inauguration. “That’s Catholic College since its founding. A classical not some hook to try to get education is one that focuses some Californians here. It is on teaching liberal arts, part of who we are. And it is Roberts said, not technical as nonnegotiable as the faith skills that can come later in is.� BY LEAH TODD The Associated Press


graduate school. He hopes to double the school’s enrollment and benefactor base over the next three to five years, he said, with an aggressive national advancement campaign. Its board of directors will soon double in size, and a new board of advisers is in the works, Roberts said. Marketing a school is a familiar skill for Roberts. The year Wyoming Catholic College was founded, Roberts co-founded a Catholic, liberal arts school in his hometown of Lafayette, La., for elementary through high school students. The school just graduated its sixth class. Wyoming Catholic College is entering a new phase, Roberts said Monday. Before a freshman ever walked into a class at the college, a donor gifted some 600 acres of ranch land south of Lander to the school. From the start, the school’s vision has included a permanent campus there. Today, classes take place in a building on loan from the nearby Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Lander, a stone’s throw from the college dormitories. A second downtown location offers about six more classrooms for use. But Roberts said it will be 10 years before the school relocates from its central Lander campus. “We’re entering this new phase, where rather than being focused on fundraising for the permanent campus, we’re focused on getting enrollment up,� he said. “We’ve got to build a college first.� Roberts and his family enjoy fishing, camping and hunting. He said his four children, ages 3 through 11, have embraced their new lives in Lander.

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Jeanne Phillips

DEAR ABBY: I am a divorced woman with three children ages 24, 22 and 16. I live on my own with my girls. I have been dating a man, “Reed,” for three years. We are very much in love and have been working to blend our families. (He has two children.) We have decided to move in together at the end of October. My lease will be up then, and Reed has sold his condo. We will be moving into the house he shared with the ex-wife while they were married. I’m comfortable with the move, and our kids are very excited about it. Everything is fine except for one thing: His ex-wife has not yet found a new home to move into. With little time to go, he’s now suggesting that we move in and live with his ex-wife until she finds a new place. Reed believes this will be very short-term — a month or so. The house is big enough for all of us, so that’s not an issue. His ex-wife and I are friendly, so that’s not an issue either. But I’m not comfortable with this plan. Am I being irrational? Should I just act like a grown-up and make the move, or should I refuse? — SECOND THOUGHTS IN MASSACHUSETTS DEAR SECOND THOUGHTS: You are neither immature nor irrational. You are thinking ahead — and that is what grown-ups do. What if Reed’s ex CAN’T find a place that suits her in a month or so? What if it takes six months or even a year? While you may like the woman, do you really want to share your dwelling with the “Ghost of Marriage Past”? If I were you, I’d talk to my landlord and ask if you can work out a month-to-month extension of your lease. If that’s agreeable, Reed can move in with YOU for the “short term.” I’m sure you’d both be happier. DEAR ABBY: My mother is in her mid-50s. She’s a wonderful woman, but she makes us late for everything. My husband and children, my siblings and I often attend family functions and other events as a group. When we go to pick up Mom, she announces she has “just a few” chores she wants to do first, and they take forever. We are not “a few” minutes late; we’re significantly late, and sometimes miss events altogether. These have included weddings and funerals, and we have wasted hundreds of dollars on tickets to missed events. She’ll often make a show of apologizing, but her behavior never changes. We have stopped inviting Mom to some events, but she makes us feel guilty if we don’t take her to a family event. We have tried helping her do her chores the day before and lied about starting times. Nothing works, and Mom finds more to do. We have asked her friends about this behavior. They say she never pulls these stunts when they pick her up for things. When we talk to Mom about it, she insists she needs to get things done ahead of time. Her house isn’t messy, nor is it known for being overly tidy. She’s in good mental and physical health. We’re fresh out of ideas on how to deal with this. Help! — LATE FOR A VERY IMPORTANT DATE DEAR LATE: It’s interesting that your mother doesn’t behave this way with her friends. That tells me her behavior is controlling — although it’s hard to understand what perverse pleasure she gets out of it. I would handle it this way: Tell Mama you will pick her up at a certain time and that you will wait no longer than five minutes for her. If she’s not out by then, you will leave. And then DO it. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

was just a teenager. This would be a grandson to Aunt Lovina Raber from Ohio. In the afternoon we stopped to see where Jonas and Mandy live. They have seven children and three with muscular dystrophy. Their son Neal, 34, has his THE furniture shop AMISH attached to COOK the house. Everything is Lovina Eicher wheelchair level so he can work from his wheelchair. He showed us some of the furniture he has made which is very nice. We were served punch and a snack. We had a short but enjoyable visit. Jacob, Emma and family also attended church and visited with Jonas and Mandy. Mandy, Jacob’s mother and Joe’s mother are

all sisters. We headed for Berne, Ind., around 3:30 p.m. and met up with the rest of our family coming from Michigan. On Monday we enjoyed the day at brother Amos’ house for our annual family gathering. If I counted correctly, our family member count has reached 90 although three of the nieces and nephews weren’t there. There was lots of food there so I won’t try to mention it all. Amos had a 180-pound hog roasted and there was lots of meat left. It was delicious! Volleyball, corn hole and horseshoe games were played. I had never played the corn hole game but sister Verena and I teamed up against sisters Liz and Susan. Needless to say, I was on the losing team but we had fun trying. Everyone brought snacks that were enjoyed later in the afternoon. We started for home around 4:35 and arrived home around 6:40 p.m. Everyone was ready for bedtime early. School bags and clothes were all ready for the next morning. This is an interesting

recipe I thought I’d share with you all!

Carrot Pie

• 1 1/2 cup cooked mashed carrots • 1/2 cup brown sugar • 1/2 cup white sugar • 1 tablespoon dark molasses • 1/8 teaspoon cloves • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon • 1/2 teaspoon ginger • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 2 eggs, slightly beaten • 1 cup scalded milk Mix in order given and bake in unbaked pie shell at 425 for 10 minutes, then at 350 for 45 to 50 minutes. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream, if desired. FOR LOVINA EICHER’S “RECIPE OF THE WEEK” go to Lovina hand-writes this weekly column by gas lamp light from her Michigan home. Readers with culinary or cultural questions may write Lovina at The Amish Cook, c/o Oasis Newsfeatures, P.O. Box 157, Middletown, Ohio 45044 or visit oasisnewsfeatures. com. Due to volume of mail, personal replies are not always possible.

Understanding tricky food labels The package says “heart healthy,” “reduces cholesterol” or “maintains digestive health.” So you toss it in your cart thinking that you’re doing something good for yourself. But are you really? Food makers have tried to sneak in unsubstantiated claims, notes ShopSmart, the shopping magazine from the publisher of Consumer Reports. Dannon used to say that its DanActive yogurt drinks help prevent colds and flu and that eating one serving of Activia yogurt daily could help with “slow UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE intestinal transit time.” The Federal Trade Commission scolded Dannon for using deceptive advertising, so Tossing a box with this on it into your cart is a good start, but it won’t save your the company stopped. heart, says ShopSmart, the shopping magazine from the publisher of Consumer ShopSmart supplies the truth behind seven popular on the GI scorecard. (Foods immunity and digestive food health claims. THE CLAIM: Blocks are ranked on a scale of 0 or lowers cholesterol. health. Example: La Yogurt to 100.) Example: Minute Maid’s Probiotic contains Bifidowebsite claims that eating bacterium THE CLAIM: Heart a daily total of 2 grams of BB-12, healthy. Examples: THE TRUTH: Most healthy CONSUMER a type of plant sterols as part of a people don’t need to worry Campbell’s Chunky diet low in saturated fat and about GI scores, which chicken noodle soup and REPORTS bacteria measure how quickly blood cholesterol may reduce the called a Mueller’s Pasta whole-grain sugar levels rise after eating risk of heart disease. probiotic, penne sport the American a particular food. Foods which Heart Association (AHA) The Editors “works with a lower GI (under 55 is Heart-Check Mark. THE TRUTH: Research considered low; over 70 is shows that plant sterols — with the high) may claim to increase natural substances found rest of Eating THE TRUTH: blood sugar more slowly. your body in nuts and legumes, for packaged foods such as Still, notes ShopSmart, example — may reduce to help maintain balanced chicken noodle soup isn’t there are usually too many LDL (bad) cholesterol microflora (the bacterial the best way to heart health. other factors involved in levels, and the FDA says ecosystem in your gut), To legally be able to claim blood sugar increasing or they may help reduce your support immunity, and a reduced heart disease risk, decreasing, including what risk of heart disease. But support digestive health,” Campbell’s soup simply else you eat at that meal. plant sterols seem to be according to the product’s has to be low in total fat, more effective when eaten saturated fat and cholesterol. website. at least twice a day. As To win the AHA seal, it stated on the orange juice The Food has to be low in fats, plus THE CLAIM: AntioxiTHE TRUTH: dants! Examples: Cherry label, you need to drink and Drug Administration have no more than 480 7UP and Raisinets almost two 8-ounce glasses to milligrams of sodium and 20 has not approved food help reduce cholesterol, but sound like health foods packaging claims that mg of cholesterol and have with the word “antioxidant” that’s a lot of sugar. probiotics can do anything 10 percent or more of the slapped on the front labels. recommended daily value of to improve digestion, such one of six specified nutrients. as prevent constipation; boost immunity; or improve So, yes, it’s a healthier THE TRUTH: Most people THE CLAIM: A lower associate antioxidants general health, such as ward glycemic index. Example: choice than, say, a cheesewith building a stronger Dreamfields Pasta Healthy burger, but that doesn’t make off colds or flu. Research immune system, which is Carb Living claims a 65 behind those kinds of it ideal for your heart. what the manufacturers are claims is mixed and limited. percent lower glycemic banking on. “But whether index (GI) compared with it will boost your immune regular pasta, or 13 vs. 38 THE CLAIM: Supports


Hair care on a budget Salon visits and hair care products can help you look and feel your best. But when you’re on a tight budget, this is one area that can be sacrificed. Whether it’s coloring your hair at home, having a style that requires less frequent maintenance, cutting your hair yourself or trying less expensive products, you can still achieve the look you want on the cheap. The first two tips share a couple of ideas: Hair care: I use a tablespoon of baking soda mixed with a cup of water in one spray bottle and a tablespoon of white vinegar (you can use cider vinegar) with a cup of water in a separate spay bottle for an acid to balance my hair’s pH. Rinse as usual. I only need to use this once or twice every two weeks, and I use yogurt and almond oil (with a few drops of lavender and rosemary essential oil) if my hair needs to be moisturized. My hair has never looked and felt healthier, and it’s dirt cheap. Also, if my hair starts to feel a bit oily between washes, I rub a little corn starch around my scalp. — Billie, Pennsylvania Hair color at home: I thought I’d try highlights at home. I bought L’Oreal La Petite Frost. It’s made for people who don’t need a lot

School doors have opened for a new year. Benjamin is in the eighth grade, Loretta is in the seventh, Joseph in fifth, Lovina is in third, and Kevin is in the second. They all came home on the first day saying school is a lot more fun this year. I’m sure as the days turn to weeks and weeks to months I’ll be hearing a different story. On Sunday morning, Joe and I, along with Verena, Loretta, Lovina and Kevin left for Hicksville, Ohio, where we attended church. Four young boys were baptized including Joe’s cousin Stephen. It was nice to get to visit with Stephen’s parents, Jonas and Mandy, and all his siblings. I also met some of my readers and we appreciated all the hospitality we received. It’s always nice and interesting to meet new people and make new friends. My cousin Toby’s son, Amos, wife and children were also there at church. I don’t think I would have recognized Amos anymore. Nine and a half years ago when we lived in Berne, Amos went to the same church district we did and

of highlighter mix, those with short hair or those who just want to do a little hair, like framing the face. I never liked those little caps you pull the hairs through, so I tossed the cap and used an old (cleaned up) mascara wand to paint the color on instead. It worked great! — Cheryl, Ohio CHEAP


PASTA: Growing up Italian made eating easy! Sara Noel cheap There was always pasta and (fill in the blank) sauce. One of my favorites, and by far probably the cheapest, is pasta served with broccoli that has been cooked in olive oil and garlic. Toss it all together with some seasonings and grated Parmesan or Romano cheese, add a nice loaf of crusty Italian or French, and I’m in heaven! — Theresa, Florida

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A clear difference between trusts

SMART MONEY Bruce Williams

DEAR BRUCE: Can you tell me the difference between a revocable trust and a nonrevocable trust? — L.W., via e-mail DEAR L.W.: Very simply, as the word implies, a revocable trust can be put aside anytime. An irrevocable trust is written in stone. It’s set up so the rights of someone can’t be taken away. Before you get involved in either of these trusts, be certain to consult an attorney and find out which one is best for your circumstance. Generally speaking, the revocable trust is the one that would be in your best interest. DEAR BRUCE: I read in

your column that the age of a car should decide if you take full coverage. We have 1997 and 1999 automobiles with full coverage. Are we doing the right thing? — O.W., Richland, Mich. DEAR O.W.: I said that when a car is worth $3,000 or less, it is generally an exercise in futility to continue to carry full insurance coverage on it. On the other side of that, it is relatively inexpensive on a 1997 model. For example, fully insuring a 16-year-old car would be inexpensive, but relative to the price of a new automobile, it is a very poor buy. By the time you get done with the deductible,

there would be very little left. But if you feel that losing either one of these automobiles would be devastating and you wouldn’t have even the couple of thousand dollars it would take to replace them, you might wish to continue. Send your questions to: Smart Money, P.O. Box 2095, Elfers, FL 34680. Email to: bruce@ Questions of general interest will be answered in future columns. Owing to the volume of mail, personal replies cannot be provided. COPYRIGHT 2013, NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN.




Cheerleading to high blood More Americans pressure: Risk reduction is key exercise while This is another one of those columns in which the subject will jump around. I hope you find something useful, or at least interesting. Did you know that cheerleading is a sport? Moreover, did you know that it is the sport that causes the largest number of catastrophic injuries among girls and young women? A report by the American Academy of Pediatrics says that cheerleading accounted for 65 percent of all direct catastrophic injuries to girl athletes at the high school level and 70.8 percent at the college level between 1982 and 2009. Some of the injuries caused by cheerleading include closed-head injuries, skull fractures and cervical spine (neck) injuries that resulted in permanent brain injury, paralysis or death. The next time you see a group of cheerleaders performing, think of what might happen if a “flyer” would end up hitting the hardwood gym floor head first. Ask yourself why we do not demand safety equipment for them like we do for other athletes. In a survey of school-age children, 7 percent of youngsters did not know the food group in which cheese belongs. Do you? Other researchers found that sulforaphane, a compound found mainly in broccoli, but also in Brussel

sprouts and cabbage, slows the destruction of cartilage in joints associated with osteoarthritis. It suggests that these common vegetables might have health benefits for people with osteoarthritis and even possibly protect people from developing DR. TERRY the disease in the first GAFF place. Eating whole fruit is associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, whereas drinking more fruit juice increases the risk. Also, drinking a single can of soft drink each day significantly increases development of type 2 diabetes. Drinking that soft drink might increase your body mass index, but there may be a better way of predicting life expectancy. Measuring the ratio of one’s waist compared to their height appears to be better when judging overall health and the risk of disease. Twenty years after weight and the waist-to-height ratio were measured, death rates were much more closely linked to participants’ earlier waist-to-height ratio than to their BMI. It appears to

be a bad idea for your waist circumference to be more than half of your height. Another significant danger to your health is forgetting to take blood pressure tablets since it could increase the risk of heart attack or stroke by 40 percent. High blood pressure affects a third of adults and, if left untreated, greatly raises the chances of heart attacks, strokes and other potentially fatal conditions. But new evidence suggests that dramatic swings in blood pressure can have an equally devastating effect on health. High blood pressure is known as “the silent killer” since you do not generally feel ill when you have it. However, insomnia might also share that label since a study has shown that elderly people who sleep less are at greater risk of heart disease. Lack of sleep harms the function of blood vessels and breathing control and thereby aggravates heart disease. Insomnia is not the only way that the body clock can be out of sync. Depressed people may be suffering the equivalent of jet lag. Researchers looked at thousands of gene transcripts from the donated brains of depressed and non-depressed people. In a normal brain, the pattern of gene activity at a given time of the day is so distinctive that they could

use it to estimate the hour of death of the brain donor. In severely depressed patients, a “day” pattern of gene activity looked like a “night” pattern, and vice versa. In other brain chemistry research, a study has concluded that giving testosterone to women could improve their memory and could even prevent them getting dementia. However, it is not certain that improved brain function scores actually translate into a reduced risk of dementia. Although I like the implications that testosterone can improve your memory and might prevent dementia, my wife has pointed out many times that most of the stupid stuff that I have done had something to do with too much testosterone. DR. TERRY GAFF practiced

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

Family income not a factor as students eat free BOSTON (AP) — Some students toted lunchboxes to the first day of school in Boston this week, but district administrators are expecting that could become a more unusual sight as parents learn about a federal program that is now providing all public school students in the city with free breakfast and lunch. The nation’s oldest school system has joined a program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that has spread to 10 states and the District of Columbia that offers students two free meals every school day, whether or not their families can afford them. “It’s one less weight and one less burden for parents,” said Joshua Rivera, whose son is a second-grader at the Maurice J. Tobin School in Boston’s Roxbury section. And, officials say, serving more kids actually saves them money. Known as Community Eligibility Option, the program is part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 that authorized $4.5 billion in new program funding. For schools to qualify, federal officials said, more than 40 percent of students have to be getting food stamps or aid through certain other federal assistance programs. Besides easing hunger, school officials said, the program helps erase a stigma that plagued some students from poor families. Boston joins schools in Michigan, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and elsewhere in a program that will be available across the country starting in the 2014-2015 school year. Efrain Toledano, principal of the Tobin School, said he expects the program will cut down on potential disruptions at the K-8 school by easing hunger pangs that could be linked to classroom misbehavior. “We know that calm stomachs means calm students who are ready to learn in classrooms,” he said Wednesday. The program eliminates bureaucratic costs and expenses associated with handling cafeteria cash, officials said. Jim Weill, president of the nonprofit Food Research and Action Center, noted the program saves schools money because it’s less expensive to feed more students than to do paperwork for children who qualify for free or reduced price meals. In Boston, officials won’t have to hire couriers to drop off and pick up applications at the city’s 127 schools, Peck said. They also may be able to cancel armored-car pickups of cafeteria money. An Atlanta Public Schools spokeswoman said students at 58 of the city’s 100 public schools started getting free


In this Sept. 4, photo worker Santa Amparo stacks packaged free lunch items on a table at the Maurice J. Tobin K-8 School in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood. Boston Public Schools officials say 76 percent of students already qualified for free or reduced price meals, and this program to provide all students with free breakfast and lunch will cut down on district paperwork and expenses.

breakfast and lunch this year under the program. A spokeswoman for District of Columbia Public Schools said 76 out of 111 district schools are part of the program, which started there in the last school year. Detroit Public Schools joined the federal program during the 2011-12 school year, and a spokeswoman said 52,000 breakfasts and 60,000 lunches were served daily to students in the last school year. In western Michigan, an administrator with Grand Rapids Public

Schools said the district has been serving free breakfast and lunch for its 17,000 students since the 2012-2013 school year started. Paul Baumgartner, nutrition service director, said that breakfast counts skyrocketed after the program began and that it saves families the hassle of filling out applications. “The rationale is we’ve got these communities that have demonstrated severe need,” he said. “Why don’t we see if we can reduce some of these barriers?”

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Glued to your desk at work? Cross that off the list of excuses for not having the time to exercise. A growing number of Americans are standing, walking and even cycling their way through the workday at treadmill desks, standup desks or other moving workstations. Others are forgoing chairs in favor of giant exercise balls to stay fit. Walking on a treadmill while making phone calls and sorting through emails means “being productive on two fronts,” said Andrew Lockerbie, senior vice president of benefits at Brown & Brown, a global insurance consulting firm. Lockerbie can burn 350 calories a day walking three to four miles on one of two treadmill desks that his company’s Indianapolis office purchased earlier this year. “I’m in meetings and at my desk and on the phone all day,” he said. “It’s great to be able to have an option at my work to get some physical activity while I’m actually doing office stuff. You feel better, you get your blood moving, you think clearly.” Treadmill desks designed for the workplace are normally set to move at 1 to 2 mph, enough to get the heart rate up but not too fast to distract from reading or talking on the phone comfortably. It’s been a decade since scientific studies began to show that too much sitting can lead to obesity and increase the risk of developing diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. Even going to the gym three times a week doesn’t offset the harm of being sedentary for hours at a time, said Dr. James Levine, an endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic. “There’s a glob of information that sitting is killing us,” Levine said. “You’re basically sitting yourself into a coffin.” More companies are intrigued by the idea of helping employees stay healthy, lose weight and reduce stress — especially if it means lower insurance costs and higher productivity, said Levine, an enthusiastic supporter of the moving workstations. “Even walking at 1 mile an hour has very substantial benefits,” Levine said, such as doubling metabolic rate and improving blood sugar levels. “Although you don’t sweat, your body moving is sort of purring along.” Sales at Indianapolis-based TreadDesk are expected to increase 25 percent this year as large corporations, including Microsoft, Coca Cola, United Healthcare and Procter & Gamble have started buying the workstations in bulk, said Jerry Carr, the company’s president. At LifeSpan Fitness, based in Salt Lake City, sales of treadmill desks more than tripled over 2012, said Peter Schenk, company president. “We don’t see the growth slowing down for several years as right now we are just moving from early adopters, which are educated and highly health conscious, to more mainstream users,” Schenk said. With bicycle desks or desk cycles, workers can pedal their way through the day on a small stationary bike mounted under their desk. Treadmill desks can range from about $800 to $5,000 or more, depending on the manufacturer and model. Desks cycles start as low as $149 for models that can fit under an existing desk but can run $1,400 or more for those with a desk built in. Standup desks can run as low as $250 for platforms that can rest on an existing desk. Some workers have opted for lower-profile — and lower-cost — ways to stay fit at work, such as sitting on giant exercise balls instead of chairs. Using the inflatable balls can help improve

“I’m in meetings and at my desk and on the phone all day. It’s great to be able to have an option at my work to get some physical activity while I’m actually doing office stuff. You feel better, you get your blood moving, you think clearly.” Andrew Lockerbie senior vice president of benefits at Brown & Brown, a global insurance consulting firm.

• posture and strengthen abs, legs and back muscles. “I’ve got nurses in my operating room who will use one of those balls instead of a chair,” said Michael Maloney, a professor of orthopedics and sports medicine specialist at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Maloney said anyone trying an exercise ball, treadmill desk or moving workstation should approach it with common sense. Those who have not been exercising regularly should start using the equipment in small time increments to avoid injury, he said. “They have to just do it with some common sense and not overdo it,” Maloney said. “Just pay attention to how their body is responding to the new activities.” Georges Harik, founder of the Web-based instant messaging service in Palo Alto, Calif., bought two treadmill desks for his 20-person office to share three years ago. Employees tend to sort through email or do other work while using the treadmills. “I do it when I can,” he said. “Sometimes it’s not possible if you’re really thinking hard or programming a lot. But this sort of low-grade activity that keeps people from being sedentary probably helps extend their lives by a few years, and we’re big fans of that.” The office has also purchased standing desks for most of its employees. The desks can be raised up or down with the touch of a button, and Harik says at least three or four workers can be seen standing at desks to stretch their legs at any one time. But not everyone wants one, Harik said. Some workers find it too distracting to incorporate standing or walking into their work, and some feel they are just not coordinated enough to multitask as they exercise. Levine said he was at first skeptical that a standup desk would offer improvements in health comparable to treadmill desks or other moving workstations. “It appears I was completely wrong,” he said. “Once you’re off your bottom, it’s inevitable that you start meandering around. Within two minutes of standing, one activates a series of metabolic processes that are beneficial. Once you sit, all of those things get switched off.” Denise Bober, director of human resources at The Breakers, the resort hotel in Palm Beach, Fla., said having a treadmill desk in her office has made a big difference in how she feels after work. “The more movement and interaction I have, the more energy I have at the end of the day,” she said. Bober spends one to three hours walking when she’s in the office, usually at 2 mph. “If I go faster, then I make too many typing errors, but if I’m just reading a report I can go faster,” she said.




Chaotic ‘The Family’ manages to amuse Sometimes in comedy, it’s tough to stay on the right side of the line between wildly amusing and just a little weird. “The Family” rides that line, occasionally stepping over into the “strange” category, and that makes for an uneven experience at the theater. Still, on the strength of its leads and a delightful, if not entirely new, concept, it ends up being a pretty entertaining way to pass a couple of hours. “The Family” follows Giovanni Manzoni (Robert DeNiro), a former Mafia member who ratted out his associates and had to flee into the witness protection program with his family. As the film opens, he and his wife, Maggie (Michelle Pfeiffer), and children, Belle (Diana Agron) and Warren (John D’Leo), are relocating yet another time, and it soon becomes clear why — when provoked, they all act like you’d expect Mob JENNY members to act, and KOBIELA- take matters into their MONDOR own, violent hands. This causes a lot of problems for their handler, CIA Agent Robert Stansfield (Tommy Lee Jones), of course, as he tries to keep hitmen off their trail. There is a lot of good material to work with in “The Family,” and there are several very funny moments, but taken as a whole, the movie is too scattershot to truly be successful. Scattered amid the funny bits are a lot of scenes that feel like

“The thing that saves ‘The Family’ is Robert DeNiro as Giovanni and Tommy Lee Jones as Agent Stansfield. They are really a pair. ... There is a reason that they play these roles time and again — they’re really great at it.” Jenny Kobiela-Mondor


This film publicity image released by Relativity Media shows Michelle Pfeiffer, left, and Robert DeNiro in

they were stuck in without too much rhyme or reason. They end up paying off, kind of, during the final shootout, but the scene is not epic enough to really warrant how random it feels. I know that writer/director Luc Besson and his cowriter, Michael Caleo, were trying to establish the violence the entire family employs — and make the audience laugh, since the wife and kids don’t look capable of the things they do — but it doesn’t always work as well as they clearly want it to work. I really wanted it to work, too, which is part of the reason that the movie is a little bit of a letdown. I like

gangster movies, and I love a good black comedy, so “The Family” seemed like a good fit. The concept is really great, especially the idea that the wife and kids have been absorbed into the lifestyle, despite the fact that Giovanni hasn’t been in the Mob in years. It’s fun and quite a shock at first to see the innocent-looking Belle beat up a guy who tries to get too handsy, or the dorky Warren expertly setting up black-market deals at school, but there are far too many of those scenes that end up being major interruptions in the flow of the movie. The thing that saves “The Family” is Robert DeNiro as Giovanni and Tommy Lee

Thursday, Sept. 19 ESSENHAUS CLASSIC CAR CRUISE-IN 4:30 p.m. The campus of Das Dutchman Essenhaus will be the host site of a weekly classic car cruise-in during the summer months with no participation or entry fee. This will be the eighth season for the popular and well attended activity. The main campus of Das Dutchman Essenhaus is located at 240 U.S. 20, Middlebury. Every Thursday evening through September, local collectors and enthusiasts as well as regional car clubs are invited and encouraged to drive their classic cars to the Essenhaus campus. With many local participants taking advantage of showcasing their own vehicles. The weekly cruise-in events are scheduled each Thursday evening from 4:30 until 8 p.m. May through September. Participants will also enjoy door prize giveaways, coupons for shopping and dining, and 50’s-style music each Thursday evening. Most evenings, hand dipped ice cream and live entertainment will be provided. Tourists and local guests are welcome to visit. Das Dutchman Essenhaus, 240 U.S. 20, Middlebury.

NAPPANEE APPLE FESTIVAL 5 p.m. Nappanee becomes a bustling community the third weekend in September as the Nappanee Apple Festival kicks off the 38th annual event! The festival provides bushels of free fun for the entire family and something for every age. On Sunday, the festival features two stages of free entertainment, craft, commercial and food vendors, carnival rides, scholarship pageant, road run, tractor pull, apple peeling and pie eating contests and so much more! You won’t want to miss Indiana’s largest 7’ Baked Apple Pie, a 600 lb. apple pie that tempts even the most discriminating palate. Downtown Nappanee, 302 W. Market Street, Nappanee.

MODEL TRAIN CLUB MEETING 7 p.m. Meets in the basement. Image provided by www.model-train-secrets. com Garrett Heritage Park Museum, 300 N. Randolph St., Garrett.

IPAD APP PACK 7 p.m. 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. Image Provided by:www. Kendallville Public Library, 221 S Park Ave, Kendallville. 343-2010

Friday, Sept. 20 NAPPANEE APPLE FESTIVAL 11 a.m. Nappanee becomes a bustling community the third weekend in September as the Nappanee Apple Festival kicks off the 38th annual event! The festival provides bushels of free fun for the entire family and something for every age. This year’s festival ends at 6 p.m. on Sunday. The festival features two stages of free entertainment, craft, commercial and food vendors, carnival rides, scholarship pageant, road run, tractor pull, apple peeling and pie eating contests and so much more! You won’t want to miss Indiana’s largest 7’ Baked Apple Pie, a 600 lb. apple pie that tempts even the most discriminating palate. Downtown Nappanee, 302 W. Market Street, Nappanee.

Saturday, Sept. 21 MAPLE CITY WALK, 10K HALF & FULL MARATHON 7:30 a.m. 5th Annual Maple City Walk, hosted by Downtown Goshen, Inc. and sponsored by Everence. Route is on the Maple City Greenway and the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail. 10K, half and full marathon walk.

Jones as Agent Stansfield. They are really a pair. OK, they’re not really playing against type — DeNiro has made a name for himself as a tough-guy mobster, and Jones is not exactly new to playing a grim-faced, quietly annoyed guy. Still, there is a reason that they play these roles time and again — they’re really great at it. As exciting as it is to see actors stretch themselves, there’s a certain joy to see a couple of guys on the big screen doing what they’re great at doing. One of the biggest delights in the movie, though, is Michelle Pfeiffer as Giovanni’s wife. She’s volatile when provoked, but she’s also the woman

taking treats over to the CIA guys watching her house from across the street. Pfeiffer plays Maggie perfectly, with a lot of love for her family, a lot of hate for those who cross her and a dash of annoyance at her current lifestyle. Pfeiffer steals several of the scenes she’s in, and I would have loved to see her do more. The other thing that helps edge “The Family” out of the truly mediocre category is the way that it comes together at the end. There’s something nice and almost touching about the way the members of this dysfunctional family come together when they’re threat-

JENNY KOBIELA-MONDOR writes movie reviews for KPC Media Group. Her columns are posted at opinion/columnists. A link to her blog can be found from her columns at kpcnews. com. She blogs at

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ened. There are still plenty of issues, of course, and I never felt like that part of the movie came together the way it really should have, but it was a nice concept that gave the movie another little boost. “The Family” is yet another one of those movies that is much better in concept than in execution, and that means it ultimately left me a little flat. But there were just enough laughs — not belly laughs, but chuckles and giggles — to keep me fairly happy, and enough of an interesting plot to keep me entertained. Jenny’s Take: See it on DVD. (Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality. Runs 110 minutes.)

Discount for participants ages 15-18, under 15 free. Each participant who completes the walk will receive a Maple City Walk medal and be entered into a drawing for a free pair of walking shoes. For more information, registration and a map of the course visit our website. Registration Fee: $15-$30 Goshen Farmer’s Market, 212 W. Washington Street, Goshen.

WINDS OF CHANGE WINDMILL AUCTION 3 p.m. ‘Winds of Change’ windmill auction 3-9 p.m. at SOZO Art Studio and Gallery, corner of Mitchell and Main streets. Live music and hors d’oeuvres from area restaurants from 3-5 p.m., cash bar, wine and beer garden during the sale of the windmills and artwork. The auction at 5 p.m. outside SOZO, featuring Joe Atz and Fred Kreigh as auctioneers. Proceeds will benefit Advancing Regional Talents and windmill artists. Donations accepted for Save the Strand Theater fund. Rain date is Nov. 9 at the Mid-America Windmill Museum. Free tickets required, available at downtown businesses, the Kendallville Area Chamber of Commerce and Noble County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Downtown Kendallville, Main Street, Kendallville.

Sunday, Sept. 22 HEARTLAND SINGS: THE PEACEMAKERS 4 p.m. Heartland, the Heartland Festival Chorus & Orchestra, and the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir present Karl Jenkins’ stunning new work The Peacemakers. This wonderful, modern oratorio, written in 2012, brings to life the words of notable peacemakers like Saint Francis of Assisi, Martin Luther King Jr., Anne Frank, Mother Theresa, the Dalai Lama, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and others. $30 VIP, $20 GA, $5 Student USF Performing Arts Center, 431 West Berry Street, Fort Wayne. ANSWERS ON PAGE C2



Beckman, Wohleber Sheffield — 20th Vanderbosch — 55th Hank and Judy (Blue) Vanderbosch of Garrett will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary with a trip to Mackinac. They were married Aug. 30, 1958, at the Immaculate Conception Church in Auburn. They both are employed at Electric Motors and Specialties. They have two children and their spouses, Kathy and Jim Mettert of Auburn and Brian and Gwen Vanderbosch of Fort Wayne. They also have six grandchildren.

Jim and Marolyn (Funk) Sheffield of LaGrange recently celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary with a trip to Destin, Fla., to visit their daughter. The couple were married Sept. 5, 1993, in the Wolcottville United Methodist Church by Pastor David Tripp. Mr. Sheffield is a master trooper with the Indiana State Police. Mrs. Sheffield is association executive at Northeastern Indiana Association of Realtors in Kendallville. They have six children, Carrie and Ryan Baxter of Indianapolis, Adam and Georgette Sheffield of Garrett, Courtney and Scott Hasson of Denver, Colo., Eric Fisel and Natasha Burch of Constantie, Mich., Adam Fisel of LaGrange and Kellie Fisel of Destin, Fla. They also have 10 grandchildren.


The entrance to Duff Gardens, serving Duff beer, is at “The Simpson’s” themed Springfield USA at Universal Orlando in Orlando, Fla. Built around “The Simpsons” ride that opened in 2008, the new zone is heavy on the tasty-yet-unhealthy food featured on the show.

Kristen Wohleber and Brian Beckman, both of Cincinnati, Ohio, plan to be married Sept. 28 in Marimont, Ohio. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jim and Ruth Bohleber of Cincinnati. She is a graduate of Lee University. She is employed at Liberty Mutual. Her fiance is the son of Greg and Sheila Beckman of Kendallville. He is a graduate of Purdue University. He is employed at Messer Construction.

Announcement Policy • The News Sun, The Star and The Herald Republican print anniversary and engagement announcements free of charge every Sunday, and weddings free of charge the first Sunday of every month (and sometimes the third Sunday). You can submit your announcements online at At the top of the home page, under Share News, there are links to anniversary, engagement and wedding forms. For anniversaries, we publish with emphasis on every five years. Couples marking anniversaries of 60 years and beyond may run announcements each year. Photos run each Sunday in color. If you would like your photo returned, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope upon submission. High-quality, digital photos may be e-mailed to the staff member listed below. For more information, contact: The News Sun: Jan Richardson, 347-0400, Ext. 131, The Star: Kathryn Bassett, 925-2611, Ext. 26, The Herald Republican: Jennifer Decker, 665-3117, Ext. 142, Deadline for anniversary, engagement and wedding announcements is Monday at noon prior to publication.

Simpsons area complete at Universal Orlando ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Walking into Universal Orlando’s new themed area is a bit surreal. First, you hear familiar music. Then you spot the sign: “Greetings from SPRINGFIELD U.S.A.” And then you get a faint whiff of doughnuts. The hometown from the animated TV series “The Simpsons” has been brought to life in a theme park. The full Springfield experience opened to the public in the park in August. Universal has slowly been adding to the area for years, building it around “The Simpsons” ride that opened in 2008. With a new ride — the Kang and Kodos Twirl ‘n’ Hurl — and a food court that includes Moe’s Tavern, the show’s beloved watering hole, the area is now complete. Other attractions found in both the show and the park include the Krustyland carnival area and the Kwik-E-Mart, a convenience store on TV and a gift shop at Universal. Park designers worked with the show’s creators and writers to build a richly detailed environment where visitors can spend hours eating and snapping selfies in front of a statue of Chief Wiggum and his police car. The goal: to make people feel like they were stepping into the cartoon. “We call it ‘authentic fiction,’” said Ric Florell, Universal’s senior vice president and general manager of resort revenue operations. While most of the details in Springfield mirror the TV show, there are a few tweaked concepts. Take the Twirl ‘n’ Hurl, for instance. It’s based on the two aliens on the show, and riders experience a spinning saucer movement while different Simpsons

characters crack jokes. It’s a pretty calm ride, appropriate for all but the smallest of children. “There’s been no actual hurling, yet,” laughed Mike West, executive producer at Universal Creative. There’s also a new kiosk where visitors can have their photo taken on a replica of the Simpsons’ family sofa. And while the bold colors, funny signs in the queue of the Twirl ‘n’ Hurl, and brash Krusty the Clown character meet-andgreets are fun, the most impressive part is the food. Universal executives said that food is almost another character in the show, and it was a natural to showcase that while telling the Simpsons story in the park. “There’s a lot of food in the TV episodes,” said Florell. “We had to decide, what’s iconic?” Steven Jayson, executive chef at Universal Parks and Resorts, said that it took the better part of a year to create 28 new dishes for the area. All of the menu items can only be found in Springfield, and everything is made from scratch in Universal’s kitchens, he added. Not unexpectedly, given Homer Simpson’s diet on the show, health consciousness hasn’t exactly arrived in Springfield (although there is a nod to Lisa Simpson’s love of salads in “Lisa’s Teahouse of Horror,” a self-serve area where folks can grab hummus, greens and pretzels). The food is mostly concentrated in one building, called Fast Food Boulevard, and the mall-like storefronts are based on restaurants from the show. There’s the Krusty Burger, named after the cigar-smoking clown. It’s a basic burger, save for the “special sauce” and gooey cheese. For a larger burger, there’s the Clogger Burger,

which involves two patties and bacon. Or a self-explanatory Chicken and Waffle Sandwich. Bumblebee Man’s Taco Truck is new, and sells an unexpected option: Korean beef tacos. All of the food is either named after something on the show or something that Bart Simpson could conceivably say in a snarky tone: Chicken Thumbs. Heat Lamp Dog. Meat Liker’s Pizza. One of Homer Simpson’s favorite things — doughnuts — are available in two sizes: regular and huge. A kiosk called Lard Lad Donuts (and several other places within Springfield) sells the supersize, pink-frosted doughnuts in boxes. People sometimes use them as birthday cakes, Universal executives say. Visitors of all ages can quaff a non-alcoholic treat called a Flaming Moe, which is a citrus-vanilla tasting concoction that bubbles and smokes. But one of the most popular offerings is the beer. Duff Beer, the mainstay of Homer Simpson’s diet, can be found at two locations in the middle of Springfield. One is the Duff Gardens outdoor bar, which overlooks a lagoon and what will eventually be Diagon Alley, part of an upcoming Harry Potter expansion. The other is Moe’s Tavern, a popular spot for photos. There are three kinds of Duff Beer — Duff, Duff Light and Duff Dry (which is a dark beer) — all brewed locally. On a recent day, visitors were lined up at Moe’s Tavern and Duff Gardens at 11 a.m., waiting for both to open so they could taste the suds. As Homer once said on the show, “Ah, good ol’ trustworthy beer. My love for you will never die.”


Krafft, Treesh Kyla Marie Treesh of Auburn and Benjamin Zachariah Krafft of St. Joe plan to marry Oct. 12 at Old Mill Shoppes in Fremont. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Todd Treesh and Holly Cumings. She recently graduated from the Vet Tech Institute at International Business College with an associate degree of applied science. Her fiance is the son of Chris and Judy Krafft. He attends Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, where he is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. He is employed by the town of St. Joe.

Friend, Hirons Maggie McNeal Hirons and Zachery David Friend, both Hamilton, plan to be married Oct. 19 at the DeKalb County Courthouse. The bride-to-be is a 2010 graduate of Hamilton High School and 2013 graduate of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne in 2013. She is employed by Dr. Hayes orthodontist office and Home Depot. She is the daughter of Jeff and Julie Hirons of Hamilton. Her fiance graduated from Prairie Heights High School in 2006. He is employed by the City of Auburn’s Water Department. He is the son of Dave and Dena Friend of Stroh.


The 55-story High Roller, the world’s largest Ferris wheel, left, is under construction near the Las Vegas Strip. Caesars Entertainment Corp. is building the ride, which is expected to open early next year.

World’s largest Ferris wheel nears completion in Las Vegas LAS VEGAS (AP) — The madcap carnival on the Las Vegas Strip is getting another over-the-top addition: the world’s largest Ferris wheel. The outer wheel of the 55-story High Roller ride is scheduled to be hoisted into place Tuesday. The gargantuan project is now visible from all over the city, including the airport. Early next year, it will be outfitted with 1,500 LED lights, and start its slow spin. “It’s going to be an icon,” Project Director David Codiga said. “It’s going to be a part of your visit to Las Vegas if you ride it or not. It’s more or less impossible not to see it if you come here.” Caesars Entertainment Corp., which owns more casinos than any other U.S. gambling company, is building the ride as part of its $550 million Linq development, a new outdoor plaza across the street from Caesars Palace. The walking mall, sandwiched between the Flamingo and Harrah’s hotel-casino, is expected to open this winter. It’s designed to lure Gen

Xers and millennials, demographics Caesars believes will contribute a majority of Sin City tourist dollars by 2015. City after city has jumped to put a new spin on the classic carnival attraction over the past decade. The High Roller will be 100 feet taller than the London Eye, which opened in 2000, 30 feet taller than China’s Star of Nanchang, which opened in 2006, and 9 feet taller than the Singapore Flyer, which opened in 2008. These giant urban Ferris wheels typically transport riders in large, fixed capsules instead of the smaller, teetering baskets most people remember from childhood. High Roller riders will have to take a break from gambling and smoking when they enter one of the 28 glass capsules attached to the gargantuan wheel, Codiga said, but they will be able to take in the marquee-lit panoramic views with a drink in hand. The wheel, which has been under construction since 2011, is taller than the Bellagio hotel-casino but still dwarfed by the Stratosphere observation tower, which

rises more than 1,000 feet. It will carry 3.5 million pounds of steel — the equivalent of about 200 Hummers— and will take 30 minutes to make one revolution. And, because this is Las Vegas where overstimulation is the sales pitch, it will feature audiovisual shows in each 40-person pod designed to complement the views. Codiga, who previously worked for the theme park company Universal Studios, said he doesn’t want visitors to get bored as the ride ascends and descends. Tickets will be comparable to the London ride, which costs about $30, according to Caesars spokeswoman Christina Karas. She declined to say to how much it cost to build the ride. The High Roller is not the only big wheel jostling for a place among the volcanoes and dancing fountains of the tourist corridor. A rival company is building SkyVue, a 500-foot observation wheel across from Mandalay Bay at the southern end of the Strip that will feature video screens broadcasting ads. That project is expected to open in mid-2015.






reen beans are no longer a plain side dish for dinner. Here are some fun, kid-friendly recipes to try at home to help encourage your kids to eat a healthy serving of green beans. “Florida green beans are great with a dip. Try them with hummus, ranch or any of your favorite dressings,” suggested Justin Timineri, executive chef and culinary ambassador, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. You can find more delicious recipes for Florida green beans at

Chef Justin Timineri

The Power of Green Green beans are a flavorful way to eat healthy all year around. • They are a good source of dietary fiber. • Green beans contain vitamin C and folic acid. • They are also an important source of potassium and many micronutrients. • One cup of cooked, fresh green beans has only 30 calories and no fat, sodium or cholesterol.

When choosing beans, look for plump, crisp beans that are reasonably well shaped. The beans should have even color with fresh blossom ends and snap readily when broken. Many people prefer smaller beans, which are usually more tender.

Green Bean Poufs

Green Bean Stir-Fry

YIELD: 4 servings

YIELD: 4 servings

• 1/2 pound green beans, trimmed • 1 can prepared crescent roll dough

• 1 tablespoon olive oil • 3 cups fresh green beans, ends trimmed • 2 cups sweet bell peppers, sliced • 2 cups zucchini, sliced thin • 1 cup carrot, sliced thin • 2 tablespoons honey • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce • 1 tablespoon black and white sesame seeds Preheat large sauté pan or wok over medium high heat. Add olive oil to preheated pan. Carefully add all vegetables to preheated pan. Cook vegetables for 4 to 7 minutes or until desired doneness. Add honey and soy sauce to pan and stir to combine. Serve stir-fry with rice and garnish with sesame seeds.

Fill large sized stock pot 3/4 of the way full and lightly salt water. Bring lightly salted water to rolling boil over medium-high heat. Fill mediumsized mixing bowl halfway with ice and water. Add trimmed and cut green beans to boiling water and let cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Using hand strainer, remove green beans from boiling water and place them into ice water to stop cooking. The green beans should be crisp-tender and vibrant green. After green beans have cooled down, remove from ice water and set aside. Dry blanched green beans with paper towel. Open tube of prepared crescent roll dough. Cut each dough roll into strips. Wrap bunches of 3 green beans in spiral manner and place on cookie sheet. Continue process until all dough and green beans are used. Bake wrapped green beans until the dough is cooked and golden brown. Let cool and serve.

KIDS CAN: Wrap dough around the green beans.

Mini Green Bean Casserole YIELD: 4 servings • 1 pound green beans, ends trimmed • 2 cups cheddar cheese, grated • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs • 1 tablespoon olive oil Fill large sized stock pot 3/4 of the way full and lightly salt water. Bring lightly salted water to rolling boil over medium-high heat. Fill mediumsized mixing bowl halfway with ice and water. Add trimmed and cut green beans to boiling water and let cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Using hand strainer, remove green beans from boiling water and place them into ice water to stop cooking. The green beans should be crisp-tender and vibrant green. After green beans have cooled down, remove from ice water and set aside. Preheat oven to 370°F. Divide blanched green beans evenly into four mini casserole dishes. Add an even amount of cheese on top of green beans. In small bowl, combine panko bread crumbs and olive oil. Mix ingredients to combine. Sprinkle bread crumb mixture on top of green beans and cheese. Place mini green bean casseroles in oven and bake until bubbly and golden brown. Let cool before serving.

KIDS CAN: Add shredded cheese to the top of green beans.

CHEF’S TIP: Add favorite vegetables in place of the ones listed in recipe. KIDS CAN: Snap green beans and help measure honey and soy.

Green Bean and Potato Salad with Yogurt Dressing YIELD: 8 to 10 servings • 1/2 pound fresh green beans, washed, ends trimmed and cut into thirds • 2 pounds potatoes, washed, peeled and diced large • 1/2 cup low-fat yogurt • 2 lemons, juiced • 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped fine • 1/4 cup olive oil • Sea salt to taste • Fresh ground pepper to taste Fill large sized stock pot 3/4 of the way full and lightly salt water. Bring lightly salted water to rolling boil over medium-high heat. Fill medium-sized mixing bowl halfway with ice and water. Add trimmed and cut green beans to boiling water and let cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Using hand strainer, remove green beans from boiling water and place them into ice water to stop cooking. The green beans should be crisp-tender and vibrant green. After green beans have cooled down, remove from ice water and set aside. Carefully add cut potatoes to same boiling water greens beans were cooked in. Cook potatoes in boiling water for around 15 minutes depending on size. The potatoes should be slightly firm, yet tender to the bite. Using colander placed in the sink, drain potatoes and run cold water over them to cool off and stop cooking. In large mixing bowl, combine yogurt, lemon juice, parsley and olive oil. Stir yogurt mixture to combine. Taste potato salad and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Keep potato salad cold in refrigerator and stir before serving.

KIDS CAN: Help combine ingredients for dressing.






Classic brick, a lovely porch, and lots of windows create a bright, Colonial-influenced exterior.

Traditional with a twist EPLANS.COM It’s all about the kitchen in this layout: just look at that island. See images of the plan online at www.ePlans. com/HouseOfTheWeek


Details: Plan HOTW130026

BONUS SPACE: 443 sq. ft.


DIMENSIONS: 84’ 0” x 67’ 10”

BATHS: 3 1/2

FRAMING: 2 x 4

TOTAL LIVING AREA: 2,724 sq. ft.

FOUNDATION Options: Unfinished


Small changes can make difference


Get a traditional look with a layout designed for today in this beautiful home. The living spaces revolve around the island kitchen, which offers plenty of space to sit at the raised bar or in the nearby breakfast nook. The great room shows off a wall of windows and French doors that open to the back porch. Get work done in the study, or use it as a formal dining room. Over in the back corner, the deluxe master suite surrounds you with luxury: a big bedroom, two walk-in closets, and a corner jet tub. The other three bedrooms share two full baths on the far side of the home. Don’t miss the extra storage in the three-car garage. To build this home, you can order a complete set of construction documents by calling toll-free 866-7721013 or visiting HouseOfTheWeek. Enter the design number to locate the plan and view more images and details. At HouseOfTheWeek, you can view previously featured plans, browse other specialty collections, or use our search filters to help you find exactly what you want from over 28,000 home designs. Most plans can be customized to suit your lifestyle.

Q. Jeff, earlier this year my cousin had a stroke and is in a wheelchair. She has not been able to walk without a lot of support. How can she make her home more accessible? Charlene in Angola A. Charlene, that’s a great question and it is common today as our population ages and people desire to remain in their own home as long as possible. A common term these days is ADA compliant accessibility. In 1991 Congress adopted the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and in 2008 the Americans with Disabilities Act Amended Act. Leave it to Congress to have an act to amend the act. It has been amended several times over the last 20 years and it creates standards for accessibility in all common or public spaces and new construction. It SQUARE really is a checklist of items CORNERS that inhibit use or access for people with disabilities Jeff Deahl and covers everything from parking and entry systems to whether the phones have hearing aids for the hearing impaired. It is a checklist that is multiple pages with hundreds of scenarios. It takes an elderly person or a person on disability and hypothetically takes them through the day. Can they get into their home? Are steps involved? Are doorways big enough? Is there carpet or rugs they need to maneuver? Do they have to make a step over a threshold; do they have something to hold onto? For some folks, even small bumps and such can be big obstacles and in other cases better lighting or hand railing can create accessibility. In most cases, these homeowners have a pretty good idea what’s needed by their normal activities, whether it’s adding a ramp (1:12 max. slope) or enlarging doorways (typical minimum 32”) or remodeling a bath to make it more usable. Some other typical improvements are removing the bath vanity and installing a sink with room to maneuver underneath or lowering the sink and installing lever handles on faucets and doors. With casement windows, make the crank handle more accessible. Improve access to tub and showers with transfer seats. Change shower head to hand held type, making it easier to use. Simple things like nonskid surfaces on the bottom of the tub or shower, motion sensor switches for lighting and removing loose rugs can make a big difference. The needs of the individual are the key to what needs done. Then, with the help of a trained contractor or designer, you can give the input needed to improve your cousin’s way of life.

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


Americans need to realize they have valuable stuff The best word to describe the feelings, fears and finality of downsizing is the word overwhelming. While I help people through this difficult process on a regular basis during my in-home appraisal appointments, most people are both excited to move on to a new phase in life and terrified about how to actually get there.

Treasure the trash I think that the age-old statement that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure is stupid. Ask yourself, why isn’t my trash my treasure? People who sort through Dumpsters or your curbside trash pile think that your unwanted stuff is treasure, then why don’t you? Some of the most valuable “trash” is in the homes of the guys who removed the rented Dumpster from your deceased grandma’s front yard after you cleaned out her house. Do you ever wonder why all these people are involved in the buying and selling of antiques? They are all calling themselves

pickers … they are trading, taking and trying to turn your unwanted stuff into cold hard cash. Americans need to realize that they have valuable stuff.

stressful and this is a trying time. Others may try to take advantage of you. Sometimes that “helpful” third party is a scout for an antiques reseller. Their interest in your objects may be a clue that your trash is worth money. Of course, when I make statements like this to help folks, I receive hate mail from people and organizations who don’t want me to make you aware of what’s really happening out there.

Your best interest Is this a profile of your downsizing situation? Your son-in-law wants to throw everything in the Dumpster, so he doesn’t have to move it to your new residence. Your daughter wants you to keep everything ART & that isn’t ANTIQUES nailed down for sentimental reasons. Your Dr. Lori granddaughter is searching for cool stuff for her first apartment and thinks your “vintage” pieces are cooler than Kim Kardashian. There are other folks like nosy

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Would you send this piece to the Dumpster or recognize it as a valuable antique?

neighbors, friends of friends, your housekeeper, your landscaper, the local handyman — all of whom will give you “a few bucks” for your antique grandfather clock or Rococo revival armoire — just to “help you out.” Downsizing is

Give yourself much more than one long weekend to decide what to downsize. Ask your loved ones to hang around in order to give you help. As an appraiser only, I often see how objects spark memories and bring out those untold stories that family members may have never heard. I was there when a 40-year-old son first learned that his 85-yearold mother had once dated the boxing legend, Joe Louis, in the 1940s. From a desk drawer, this

woman uncovered a photograph of herself and Louis as a couple at a USO dance; a photo that her son had never seen. He was so shocked by the information flowing from his mother during the appraisal session that he spent most of the afternoon asking additional questions about his mother’s life during the war years. Values of the objects in her home were of interest, but he told me as I was leaving that he will treasure that afternoon spent with his mother for years to come. Downsizing is a big step. Talk to your family and friends and ask for help. You didn’t accumulate all of that stuff alone, so why would you be expected to make decisions about all of it without any help? DR. LORI VERDERAME (“Dr. Lori”), a Ph.D. antiques appraiser, author, and award-winning TV personality, presents antique appraisal events nationwide. Dr. Lori is the star appraiser on the hit TV show, Auction Kings on Discovery channel. For information about your antiques, visit, DoctorLori or call 888-431-1010.








Bid and buy at your price. This cozy home is situated on a corner lot with a one-car garage and two sheds. The home has two bedrooms, and the third bedroom has been converted into a utility room for a washer and dryer. This home features a full basement and central air. The home will be auctioned on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 6 p.m.

This great spot on the lake has one the best views of Cree Lake. There are lots of updates in this two-bedroom, one-bath bungalow. Lots of knotty pine and hardwood floors accent a very “at home” feeling. An attached two-car garage plus an detached two-car garage built in 2005 are included for a workshop or storage. Other updates include newer windows and a new well in 2007.

Ranch home with a full basement ADDRESS: 555 W. Maple St., Waterloo

HEATING: Natural gas forced-air



ADDRESS: 7796 E. Cree Lake North Drive, Kendallville SUBDIVISION: N/A

STYLE: Ranch

STYLE: Bungalow

SIZE: 818 square feet

GARAGE: One-car garage


SCHOOLS: DeKalb Central School Corp.

PRICE: Your bid

DIRECTIONS: Take U.S. 6 to Waterloo, then


turn left onto S.R. 427, go over railroad tracks to Maple Street, turn right on Maple Street and go to auction sign.


GARAGE: Two-car attached, two-car detached


SCHOOLS: East Noble School Corp.

PRICE: $121,900

DIRECTIONS: S.R. 3 north to Cree Lake North Drive, east to home.


ion & Realty A u ct Bus/Fax 1-260-238-4999

(260) 302-6404

Ray Yoder, Paul Prestia, Justin & Tom Hoover Auctioneers






260-349-8850 The Hess Team

2594 E. Skinner Lake North Dr., Albion

Lake living at its finest! Don’t judge a book by its cover...this home is larger than it appears! Spacious master BR on main floor. Lovely hardwood graces the stairway to 2 more bedrooms upstairs. Newer 2-car garage all on 96 lakefront feet! Skinner Lake is 125 acres of boating/skiing/fishing fun! Make this house your summer fun spot or year-around home! $154,900. MLS#9004541.

260-349-5890 James Vandiver









0000, Rural Albion



Terri Deming


Barns for all your needs! Barns for grain (28x34). Barn with stalls for the animals (36x40 w/10’ covered concrete pads on both sides). Main barn with siding, 28x30 workshop area & 932 SF efficiency apartment & lg loft area. Apt. has a covered porch, living room, kit. area, pantry, lg. BR w/full BA, 1/2 BA & new septic system. Det. 2-car gar. w/finished walls. $161,500. MLS#9005886.

Lovely 3 BR, 3 BA ranch home on a full finished basement. LR has vaulted ceiling, hardwood floors and gas log fireplace. Kitchen features oak cabinets, ceramic flooring, breakfast bar and appliances. Large deck overlooking a nicely landscaped lot w/waterfall garden. Walkout basement includes FR, BRs and full BA, plus more! $185,900. MLS#9005875.


Gregg Pyle



810 N. Riley Rd., Kendallville


Gregg Pyle



LIS W NE 425 Garden St., Kendallville Close to schools. Investors take note: it has very good rental history and income history. Windows, siding, roof, refrigerator and range have all been replaced in the last year. Priced aggressively. MLS#9005790. $37,500.





TIN LIS W NE 208-210 W. Rush St., Kendallville Duplex downtown area. Converted brick home. Live downstairs, let the upstairs make your payments. Great rental history. 2 bedroom apartment, upstairs & downstairs. MLS#9005876. $65,000.








Gregg Pyle


Dennis Hoover AU09000068 260-704-1111




HEATING: Natural gas forced-air


SIZE: 960 square feet

Great views of Cree Lake

640-651 Northwood Court, Kendallville

Great opportunity awaits. Rental complex with fourteen 2 bedroom/1 bath units. Great rental history available to see. Six buildings on Northwood Ct. & 1 building on 633-635 Wood St. Each unit is electric heat & has washer/dryer hookups. $549,500. MLS#9005787.


609 Lake Ave., Kendallville

Neat as a pin! Well-maintained 3 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath ranch. Eat-in kitchen, nice-sized rooms. Large laundry area. Good roof, replacement windows. High school, Bixler Lake both within 1 block of home. $80,100. MLS#9004850.



The Hess Team

1529 Lakeshore Dr., Auburn

Great 3 bedroom ranch home with a 3-car garage and 3 city lots. Complete remodeling throughout with a new hickory kitchen, roof, windows, appliances, floors, paint and decor. Move-in condition. $84,000.

209 N. Main St., Auburn

The Hess Team


Open Homes N

Home in Country Club Hills on an extra large lot. Brand new roof. Oversize LR w/brick FP. 3-season overlooking the backyard. Paved driveway. Huge gar. Breakfast bar. An abundance of living space all on one level in a great neighborhood. MLS#9004998. $114,900. DIRECTIONS: SR 3 to Drake Rd., east to Hillcrest Dr. to Crescent Ave.

Hosted By: Hess Team

Hosted By: Hess Team



Hosted By: Becky Maldeney


Custom Built Homes Come See The Difference

M > Michigan

E > Elkhart

O > Ohio


3-5 BR, 2 full BA!! Spacious & nicely remodeled. Brand new roof, new main level BA, kitchen, carpet & ceramic-looking floor throughout, among many other updates! 3 BR w/closets, 2 walk-ins, entire home freshly painted! Convenient to fairgrounds, library & Bixler Lake. MLS#9004725. $79,900. DIRECTIONS: Kendallville Main St. to Diamond, east to Park, north to Dowling, east to property on north side of street.

Dep Hornberger


4801 CR 39, Auburn



SU O N. PE 2- N 4P M (260) 668-4458

L > LaGrange


Beautifully maintained home in newer, quiet neighborhood. 3 BR, 2 BA, attached 2-car garage. 1 year old furnace. $89,900. Directions: In Butler, turn north onto High St., turn right onto Liberty, home on left.

Hosted by: Keith Duncan


202 E. Harcourt Rd., Suite D, Angola


Sievers Builders LLC

K > Kosciusko


Downtown Hamilton

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

S > Steuben


Hosted By: Lisa Furniss




W > Whitley


Ranch built in 1989 and updated in 2006. New flooring, appliances, furnace/air, roof. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, att. garage, 4-season room with all glass. 1/3 acre. $134,900. DIRECTIONS: North of 4-way stop, right on Brookside Dr. (first road).


N > Noble


3 BR, 2 BA. Beautifully remodeled home is a real must see. Everything is new, roof, windows, siding, electric, plumbing, furnace, water heater and appliances. $87,900. DIRECTIONS: From 7th, south on McClellen, east on 9th to property on left.

North East Indiana Realty

A > Allen


O SU PEN N. H 1- OU 3P S M E



D > DeKalb

SU O N. PE 1- N 3P M

SU O N. PE 1- N 3P M Executive home on Noble Hawk Golf Course. Open concept on the main floor, lg. LR w/cathedral ceilings, open stairway to the loft, 2-sided FP. Roomy kit. w/all appliances, ceramic floor & breakfast bar. Lg. foyer at the front entrance open to formal DR. Master suite on main floor. MLS#9004996. $299,900. DIRECTIONS: SR 3 to Noble Hawk Dr. to property on the right.

808 E. 9TH ST., AUBURN SU O N. PE 1- N 3P M




4 BR, 1.5 BA. Beautiful updated kit. that features breakfast bar, new flooring & stainless steel appliances to stay. Home features lg. LR w/ hardwood floors, new carpet upstairs & on the stairs, natural woodwork plus much more. Lg. balcony deck off 2 of the BR upstairs. Corner lot. MLS#9005278. $113,500. DIRECTIONS: US 6 to Riley Rd., south to Diamond St. to property.

Hosted By: Terri Deming




BANI Standard of the Week • Too often, undefined expectations create problems between builders and customers before, during and after their building and remodeling projects. Addressing some of the most prevalent issues, a set of Quality Assurance Builder Standards provide new and remodeling homeowners a way to measure the quality of their projects against an industry-approved set of standards. These standards help eliminate problems before the project even begins.

Background General cleanliness should be maintained on the job site during construction. This will enhance the safety and efficiency of the job. During construction, dirt, debris and mud are normal and should be expected while reasonable attempt should be made to keep the site orderly. Construction materials, such as lumber, will be exposed to elements/ weather at various points of time during the construction process. This is to be expected and accepted since most materials in a house are natural and the integrity of the materials is not comprised. However, if a material doesn’t hold up to the exposure as expected, the builder will replace it to ensure that the house meets the standards spelled out in this document. Until the house is in the watertight phase of

WORKSITE CLEANLINESS construction, it is common for water to be standing in a house after a rain fall. The home should be broom cleaned before closing. All construction debris should be taken away from the site. Finally, the builder will make a reasonable effort when making necessary repairs during the service period to protect and clean the repaired areas.

Exterior paint has splattered on brick, concrete, or asphalt driveway STANDARD: Paint shall not be splattered on brick, concrete, or asphalt driveway. BUILDER’S RESPONSIBILITY: The builder will


clean paint splatters from brick, concrete, or asphalt driveway without damaging the surfaces. Some slight changes in color or texture of the brick, concrete, or asphalt driveway may not be avoidable, and no guarantee against such changes is given. DISCUSSION: No surface damage that impairs the life of the brick, concrete, or asphalt is acceptable.

Roof shingles have paint overspray or paint splatters STANDARD: Roof shingles shall have no visible overspray or paint splatters when viewed from a distance of 10 feet or more under normal lighting conditions.


This four-bedroom, two-bath, wood frame home was completely remodeled in 2004. It has new wood and ceramic floors. One bedroom has carpet. There is a spacious living room and a new 19-by-27 great room which is wired for a theater and a bar. The 444 square foot deck is great for entertaining around the pool and hot tub. A 96-by-40 pole building with three overhead doors was added in 2003. All of this is situated on more than 16 acres with woods, stream, open land and a gorgeous setting. The price has been reduced to $279,900.

BUILDER’S RESPONSIBILITY: Builder is to replace any shingles with paint overspray or splatters that do not meet the standard. For more information about the Quality Assurance Builder Standards, contact the Builders Association of Northeast

Beautifully landscaped property ADDRESS: 2195 E. C.R. 550S-57, Churubusco SUBDIVISION: N/A

Excessive sinking of blacktop driveway


STANDARD: Blacktop driveway should not sink more than 1/2 inch under normal use.

STANDARD: Blacktop driveway should not crack more than 1/4 inch under normal use.

BUILDER’S RESPONSIBILITY: Areas sinking more than the acceptable tolerance are to be corrected. Finished repair to be feathered and smoothed. Color and texture variations are to be expected.

Excessive cracking of blacktop driveway.

STANDARD: The edge of a blacktop driveway is tamped in by hand and can crack more than 1/2 inch and break apart especially when heavy vehicles are driven over it.


GARAGE: Two-car attached


SCHOOLS: Churubusco Schools

BATHROOMS: Two DIRECTIONS: Approximately 2 miles east of S.R. 9 and U.S. 33, or 3 miles west of Churubusco on 33 to C.R. 550E (Whitley County), go north (road becomes C.R. 200E in Noble County), approximately 1 mile to C.R. 550S, then east 1/4 mile to property.



Chipping at edges of blacktop.

HEATING: Forced-air

STYLE: One-and-a half story

SIZE: 3,170 square feet

BUILDER’S RESPONSIBILITY: The builder will correct cracks exceeding the tolerance by patching. Color and texture variations are to be expected.


DISCUSSION: As the hand-tamped edges of a driveway dries, it is normal for it to shrink and crack. Typically, the final grade is held down 1 to 2 inches from the top surface of the

Arden Schrader



CollegeWall Inc. shows a collagewall display designed and photographed by Jason Rodman in a bedroom in San Francisco. Previsualize your wall online, then order the paper grid template, push pegs and photos from


Vintage medicine bottles are shown as wall art. New York designer David Kassel’s team have sourced collections of vintage plates, exotic tortoise shells and vintage medicine bottles that may be purchased from his ILevel studio ( as the basis for a salon

wall. Objets d’art, photos of travels and family, or items that reflect family member’s personal passions are all good subject matter for a salon wall that includes framed and/or shelved items.


Tortoise shells are shown as wall art, by New York designer David Kassel’s team ( .

Salon walls: Decor that tells a story THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Those beautiful summer vacation photos are in a cardboard box. Somewhere. The souvenirs you picked up on that overseas trip years ago are jumbled in a drawer. Your collection of (fill in the blank) is in the kitchen cupboard. Why not showcase these personal treasures and create great art at the same time? One clever way to do it is to mount shelves or frames on a wall and fill them with whatever pleases you. Decorators call it a salon wall, and it has origins in 17th century Paris, when the Royal Academy held exhibitions, or “salons,” to showcase student work. Their art would be mounted in a

closely knit configuration. A visually balanced arrangement is what you’re after, says New York interior designer Elaine Griffin. “It’s the eclecticism — photos with found objects, for example — that makes it beautiful and stylish,” she says. “Every element should speak to you or tell you a story.” To create a salon wall, plan carefully. Lay out the arrangement on the floor first, and then transfer it from the floor to the wall, piece by piece. “Start at the center of the composition and work your way outward, a little bit in each direction, left, right, up, down,” Griffin says. Spacing doesn’t need

to be the same around all objects, but it can look better when it’s equal around an individual element. Use a geometric shape — square, circle, triangle or diamond — as a loose basis for your arrangement. Create an axis in the center of the wall, a focal point from which all the elements radiate, Griffin advises. Laying the idea out on a template — a piece of art paper on which you draw the shapes — will help consolidate the finished look. “It’s nice if you have the entire collection for a wall ready to hang at once, but you don’t have to — you can install as you collect,” Griffin says. David Kassel, a collage

artist in New York City, creates salon walls for designers like Bunny Williams, Jamie Drake and Jeffrey Bilhuber. Through his company, ILevel, he’ll put up anything a client gives him, but also offers his own collections: exotic turtle shells, vintage medicine bottles, colorful plates, even a framed set of 1940s Rorschach ink blots. “For small objects you can use shadow boxes. Sconces are a wonderful way to display bottles, vases, rocks or any three dimensional objects. You can choose from simple contemporary wall wedges or more traditional options like carved, gold-leaf sconces,” Kassel says. If you want to turn your

wall into a photo gallery, hanging the pictures without frames creates a clean look that lets the pictures pop, says Jeff Southard, a spokesman for, which helps clients create photo walls. Avoid hanging several versions of the same picture, he says; instead, use a variety of close-ups, action shots, etc. “Given the choice between a perfect bland photo and a flawed, energetic one, go for the lively one,” Southard says. “Don’t be afraid to exhibit your passion. Cars, kids, architecture — even good food. When guests come over, you can talk about something you love.” San Francisco photographer Jason Rodman, for

example, mounted a series of black-and-white images of the city on his wall. In Seattle, Sara Shrader’s pride in her two baseball-loving sons led her to take photos of their various team caps over the years. She created a collage wall that included pictures of the boys in action. A company like provides templates for rectangular and stairway displays, and sends a kit that includes wood frames and acid-free mats. You just drop in your photos. Kassel says such displays should continue to evolve. “Families grow, important events continue to happen, collections change over time,” he says. “A great salon wall is never finished.”






Country Living magazine shows a bedroom that is shared by 5-year-old and a 2-year-old boys; brightgreen window panels amp up the energy in the room without feeling too childish. Grown up light fixtures, gray walls with pops of bright colors, empty frames for pin-ups all make this children’s space feel sophisticated.


Country Living shows a young girl’s room, that features headboards upholstered in a sophisticated ikat print. The bright, poppy, teen colors here are interpreted in elegant, worldly textiles. The upholstered headboard would be at home in any adult bedroom but the upholstery is so vibrant it makes it great for a non-adult’s room.

Country Living shows a 9-year-old girls’ bedroom that includes baskets tucked beneath a tufted bench to sneakily conquer clutter. Frilly details (crystals on the chandelier, ruffles on the headboard, damask on the carpet) all say girly girl without saying baby girl. Baskets for storage keep clutter down without a traditional toy box.

Right at Home: Bedrooms for the modern kid THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Like a lot of modern decor, children’s rooms are enjoying a rethinking. No longer restrained by old-school ideals for juvenile decor, these spaces now feature elements that transcend genres and traditional gender themes. Decorators and retailers offer options that fling the design doors wide open — and how much fun is that for a child? So let’s check out what’s cool, cozy and clever for kid’s rooms. New York designer Amanda Nisbet uses elements like pop art, ’70s modern furniture, and crisp, energetic hues like bright yellow, soda orange and magenta to make bedrooms lively, friendly and fun. (amandanisbetdesign. com ) Nancy Twomey of Alexandria, Va., blends neutral hues with dashes of gentle color — soft coral, sea blue, fresh pea green — and adds whimsical notes such as mirrored rabbit decals, papier mache safari animal wall art and ceramic tree stump tables to create charming, sophisticated rooms that children could enjoy from crib to college. ( ) In modern families, some kids divide their sleeping time between a couple of households, often in rooms that serve another function when the child isn’t there. Providing such spaces requires a little extra thought and ingenuity, says Ikea North America’s U.S. design leader, Josee Berlin. The aim is to help children feel at ease in their sleeping area.

“A child’s own space can be as simple as a soft, comfortable, cozy bed. Smart options like the old-fashioned, tried and true bunk bed can really transform a space for many children,” Berlin says. Ikea’s Kritter, Gulliver and Hemnes models would serve well as daybeds. (ikea. com ) A curtained rod can divide rooms like offices or large bedrooms into smaller spaces for young visitors. Get something comfy underfoot — a fluffy, fun shag or a warm, flat-weave rug. If carpeting isn’t an option, heat the bedroom floors from below. It’s best not to make the theme of a child’s room too narrow, says Jami Supsic, an editor at Country Living magazine. “A stumbling block for many when they design their child’s rooms is that they make it all about the time period the child’s in at that moment. This leaves no room for growth or change,” she says. “Use accessories and toys to identify the age of your child, but leave walls, window treatments and furnishings mature.” If your daughter loves princesses, don’t buy everything from bedding to wallpaper — go with an overall look that suggests the theme. Supsic says ruffles, damask and crystals do the job. “They say girly girl, without saying baby girl,” she says. French chateau-inspired furnishings — chandeliers,


Country Living shows a boy’s room in a summer home, which includes framed anchor prints and throw pillows to enhance the seafaring vibe. Sophisticated furnishings combined with refined patterns aren’t too serious and still leave room for stuffed animals and fun whimsical pillows.

mirrors, rugs and furniture — set the stage. You can add tiara-emblazoned pillows, regal doll houses, and other toys and accessories. Editing over time will honor an early obsession, yet reflect her developing maturity. ( ; )

Kids who love magicalthemed stories might like animal- or star-shaped table lamps, moody hues like deep violet or charcoal gray, and inventive and modular furniture that suggests a place of enchantment. Imagine Living has a bear-shaped side

table, and another that looks like a mushroom. One can imagine being down Alice’s rabbit hole, or on the road to Hogwarts. (imagine-living. com ) For boys who love dinosaurs or ships, consider framing the bedroom in

colors that evoke that interest — a palette of greens and grays, perhaps, or oceanic blues and whites. Layer in creative elements that spark imagination. Reptile fans might love some of the photographic nature posters at . Cool dino heads, wall-mounted sculptural art for any age, are at modcloth. com . Graphic imagery and patterns with a modern vibe can be found in nautical elements like wall-mounted anchors and sail flags, as well as shell shadow boxes and seashore-inspired decals. ( ; zazzle. com ) “An upholstered headboard in a boy’s room can be masculine and tailored, yet soft and comforting”, says Supsic. Check out Land of Nod for eye-catching collections that reference themes kids relate to: Woodland Fairytale, Vintage Explorer, and Black & White tap into storybook, adventure and artistic imagery. (landofnod. com ) Inspire an interest in the big wide world with tribal patterned bedding, pieces of African or Asian art, and accessories that open children’s minds to the globe. A collection of elephants on a bookcase; a recycled toy basket made halfway across the world; an origami mobile. Exposing children to other cultures just may be the most modern design move we can make.

Don’t throw it out; use it in the garden Homemade remedies


Looking for a cheaper way to fertilize flowers or keep pests at bay? A better tool for planting tiny seeds? The answers may lie in your home, where common household items like coffee grounds or old pie tins can become easy, eco-friendly tools to give your garden a boost without breaking the bank. Turn old boots or shoes into planters, or reuse packing peanuts by laying them at the bottom of large flower pots to aid in drainage and make for lighter lifting, suggests Stacy Tornio, editor of Birds & Blooms magazine. “You can take anything you have and upcycle it,” she says. Some simple, easy ways to repurpose household items for a bargain backyard:

Creative containers It’s easy to spend a fortune on pots and vases. But one easy way to start “upcycling” in the garden is by planting herbs, flowers and houseplants in everything from worn boots to old teapots and even bathroom sinks. “They contribute a touch of whimsy and even a ‘settled’ look to a garden scene,” Tornio says. Cristin Frank, a 38-year-old author and gardening blogger from Williamsville, N.Y., uses yogurt cups and other recyclable plastic containers as small pots for her “starter” plants in the spring. Old take-out coffee cups serve as starter watering cans with their smaller, perforated plastic tops. Birdbaths can also be made from household items like an old glass light shade mounted on copper tubing. Justin Cave, an Atlanta-based landscaper and former host of HGTV’s “Ground

AP shows a Napa Valley wine box re-purposed into a sedum container. Common household items can become easy, eco-friendly ways to give your garden a boost without breaking the bank.

Breakers,” recently turned old shipping pallets into a vertical garden by covering the backs and sides with landscape fabric, stuffing them with dirt, and planting succulents and flowers in the slated openings. “It turned out awesome, and was very cost-effective,” he says.

Tools of the trade In need of some new garden tools? Save yourself a trip to the hardware store and check your kitchen drawers. Table utensils like spoons, forks and knives are tough and sharp enough to do many gardening jobs without causing damage, according to Tornio. Use them to separate flats, lift seedlings


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and tease apart dense root balls. Knives can also make a slim path for tiny seeds to fall into. Tornio says she’s also seen people repurpose utensils as garden markers and borders for flower beds. Even something as innocuous as old nylons can be reused in the backyard to tie up floppy plants or line the bottom of pots so water can get through but dirt cannot. Packing peanuts are also a good drainage medium, and lighten the load when large pots need to be moved around, Tornio says.

Old wives’ tales abound for solving all kinds of garden problems, from pesky deer to acidic soil, but many of them actually work. And much of what you need may be sitting in your kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Coffee grounds, for example, can be sprinkled at the bottom of any plant to improve drainage in clay soils, and especially plants that like rich, moist organic soils like azaleas and blueberries, Tornio says. Tornio says soap can keep deer from feasting on trees and plants. She suggests breaking a bar of soap into pieces and hanging them from strings or in old nylons or net bags on trees or other structures near prime deer feeding areas. The scent could also keep other pests away. Terry Grahl, founder and CEO of the Michigan-based nonprofit Enchanted Makeovers, uses the guts left over from her husband’s fishing trips as fertilizer for her gardens. Finely crushed egg shells can be used as compost or a way to add calcium to soils, while larger pieces keep snails and slugs at bay, according to Florida’s Manatee County Extension Service.

Whimsical decor Household items can also add a touch of whimsy to garden decor. Use an old musical instrument like a tuba to build a water fountain, or create a “bottle garden” by placing empty soda bottles over tree branches with your kids, says Sara Jenkins-Sutton, vice president of Chicago-based garden and floral design firm Topiarius Urban Garden. Scatter vintage chairs or old farm equipment throughout your garden to add height and depth, and make a funky wind chime out of old wine bottles.



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PART TIME POSITION We are looking for an outgoing, friendly individual to do deliveries and small equipment maintenance and repair. One or two days a week. Must be at least 21 years of age with a valid driver’s license and a great driving record. Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds. Must be able to pass a drug test. Apply in person at: Snax in Pax, 204 Hawpatch Dr. Topeka, IN Applications accepted 9 am to 5 pm now thru Sept. 23rd

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Are you a highly motivated individual looking for the opportunity to use your accounting skills to make a difference in a small, but progressive company that is focused on providing excellent customer service? LaGrange County REMC is seeking to fill the position of Staff Accountant. This position will perform all facets of accounting, including general ledger, journal entries, monthly financial reports, bank reconciliation, accounts payable, receivables, payroll with associated reporting, annual budget, audit preparation and assist with financial forecasting. REMC offers a competitive salary and benefit package.

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RN ON SITE SUPPLEMENTAL IU Health Workplace Services seeks an Occupational Health Services Nurse for a manufacturing facility.

• Location: Fremont, Indiana • Hours: Supplemental (8 hour/month, potential to increase) • Pay rate: $27- 29/hour Must have Indiana nursing license; prefer 2 years nursing experience; team player with energetic personality, positive attitude. Nurse will work outside traditional practice setting and play vital role in employee health and wellness at a manufacturing facility. Responsibilities: work site injury triage, preventative checks, annual health screenings. Contact Joy Fay, Nurse Recruiter, at to apply.

ATTEND OUR JOB FAIR & SEE FOR YOURSELF!!! WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 11th and Sept. 18th - 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with 5–7 years of experience and be competent in Microsoft applications including Excel, Access, Word and Outlook. Proficiency in QuickBooks is preferred. The ability to analyze and reconcile accounts with attention to detail and confidentiality is a must. The right person will have excellent time management skills, meet deadlines, multi-task and be a team player.

If this describes you, you are invited to submit your resume and cover letter including salary requirements by September 23rd to: Human Resources, LaGrange County REMC, 1995 E US 20, LaGrange, IN 46761. Resumes may also be e-mailed to: LaGrange County REMC is an equal opportunity employer.


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Hospital Environmental Services Technicians are responsible for maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness, sanitation,and safety for our patients by cleaning and disinfecting all areas of the facility, distributing linens,maintaining floors, and project cleaning. Successful candidates must be motivated, organized, and dependable. They will have a keen eye for detail, exemplify good customer service and have a high school diploma or equivalent. We have full-time and parttime positions available on 2nd shift.

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KPC MEDIA GROUP is interviewing for a position in the

ADVERTISING SALES DEPARTMENT sharing the many benefits of newspaper, online and niche product advertising with new accounts and current clients. This is a fast-paced, challenging position that requires a selfstarter, someone ready to hit the ground running, with no limits on success. Our sales staff is equipped with the latest, most upto-date research and is fortunate to sell the leading media in Northeast Indiana, whether that be print or online. Applicants must be forward thinking and able to apply the many benefits of KPC Media Group advertising to a variety of businesses. What’s in it for you? In addition to a competitive compensation package and great benefits, we have paid vacation and holidays, 401(k), and a great group of people to work with. Interested candidates should e-mail their resume and cover letter in confidence to KPC’s HR Department at or mail a hardcopy to Nancy Sible, HR Department, KPC Media Group Inc., PO Box 39, Kendallville, IN 46755 Equal Opportunity Employer/ Drug Free Workplace

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is one of the largest food-service packaging firms in North America is looking for talented individuals who enjoy making a difference, driving process improvement and want to be part of a team that is building a world class manufacturing organization at our Fort Wayne facility. Due to continued growth, we currently have career opportunities for Production Team Leaders, Maintenance Control Technicians, Tool Set-up Technicians and Extrusion Operators. We offer competitive wages and outstanding benefits along with ample opportunities for advancement. To explore these exciting career opportunities you can apply on line:




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ADVERTISING SALES KPC Media Group has a full-time opening for an advertising sales representative in its Kendallville oďŹƒce. This is primarily an inside sales position, handling business and private party customers. Working with the Advertising Director, other sales representatives and support personnel, the sales representative will strive to attain personal and team goals. The ideal candidate will be a customer-focused, goal-oriented individual with excellent grammar, spelling, telephone and computer skills. KPC is a family-owned company that has been serving northeastern Indiana for more than 100 years. We oer a competitive salary and beneďŹ ts. Send a resume to KPC Media Group Inc., PO Box 39, Kendallville, IN 46755 or e-mail




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Send resume to: P.O. Box 255 Auburn, IN 46706


The Steuben County Soil and Water Conservation District has an opening for a Resource Conservationist at our Angola Office. BS Degree in Crop and Soil Science, Agronomy, Natural Resources or related area preferred, or HS diploma with work experience in Nat.Res. Candidate will be responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing various conservation programs as directed by the SWCD Board. Candidate must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work with various governmental agencies, public and private orgs. For copy of complete job description or to apply, contact the Steuben County SWCD at 260-665-3211, ext 3 or visit the office at Peachtree Plaza 200 1220N 200W, Angola IN 46703 by September 27, 2013.

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AWS Welding, CNC, & Industrial Maintenance Please send resumes to: Freedom Academy PO Box 515 Kendallville, IN 46755

Full & Part Time Available 2nd or 3rd shift

20-29 hours per week Daily Activities:

-Customer communication. -Assessing and reporting inventory. -Communication with sales representatives to coordinate customer service. -Creation of sales orders and work orders. -Coordinate customer requests with production and shipping. -Complete purchase requisitions. SKILL SETS INCLUDE: -Attention to detail and accuracy. -Organization skills. -Courteous customer service by phone and email. -Fluent in Excel. -Able to handle stress and large work loads. -Steel industry experience is a definite plus, but not required. -Ability to learn quickly. Benefits include: 401(K), Health, Dental, Disability and Life Insurance

• Update customer inventory • Coordinate shipments with shipping department • Review purchase order acknowledgments for accuracy • Updating customer reports • Filing • Retrieving mill certifications for customers • Creating sales order • Fill in for vacations Requirements: *Attention to detail *Ability to learn quickly *Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook) Please respond via: Fax: 260-868-2369 Email: hr@magic coilproducts .com Magic Coil Products Attn: HR Dept. 4143 CR 61 Butler, IN 46721

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The Blue Gate Restaurant in Shipshewana, IN is seeking an experienced Senior Kitchen manager. We are a fast-paced, 750 seat, menu and family style restaurant, open Monday – Saturday, closed Sundays. This experienced candidate should have management experience, problem solving skills, and a desire for food quality, as well as a positive attitude and a passion for constant improvement. The Senior Kitchen manager is responsible for the overall operations of the back of house. This position will include being the direct report of kitchen supervisors and line staff, purchasing food and supplies, implementing training programs on proper food preparation and kitchen safety techniques, and ensuring that company standards are upheld. If you enjoy working in a fun, fast paced, and quality restaurant this position is for you.

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The Town of Waterloo has an opening for the position of Sewer Department Superintendent. This position is responsible for the management, operation and maintenance of the Town’s .369 MGD Wastewater Treatment Plant and lift stations. The applicant must be a high school graduate (college education preferred) and possess a State of Indiana Class II certification in Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation. Experience and possession of DSM and WT3 Drinking Water Certifications is desirable. Applicant shall also possess a valid State of Indiana driver’s license. The Town of Waterloo is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Interested individuals should mail their resumes to: Town of Waterloo, Attn: Town Manager, P.O. Box 96, Waterloo, Indiana 46793. Please mark all correspondence regarding application for this position “Confidential-Job Application.� Include proof of possession of current state certifications and driver’s license.

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


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

R&R FARMS, INC. Will Do: Custom Harvesting $26/acre Disc Ripping $17/acre Drill Wheat $15/acre Wanted: Farm land to rent for 2014 & beyond Dale Tony 238-3023 494-7857

General Great Opportunity with expanding, well established manufacturer in Adams County Indiana: Manufacturing/Plant Engineer: design, develop and evaluate integrated system for production processes. Inventory control/maintenance items. Perform Engineering Tasks (troubleshooting/improvement). Min 2 years manufacturing exp & Bachelors in Mfg./Mech or EE. $60+ great benefits – direct hire/no fee email resumes tolaross@ure.netby 09/17/13

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Auburn Jerry Junction Apartments 1200 Rohm Drive Auburn, IN 46706 (260) 333-0424 3 & 4 BR Apartments

OPEN SUNDAY SEPT. 15 •1 - 3 501 W. WALNUT ST. This 3 BR, 2 BA with nearly 1200 sf. of finished area will make a great starter home for your family. Enjoy the spacious lot with mature trees and large back yard and swing set for the kids. Lots of room to run with the convenience of living in town. Dir: US 33 North of Fort Wayne, right on to US 9, left on Walnut St. in Albion. Host: Josh Rosenogle 260 385-0013 Orizon Real Estate, Inc. 800-853-5916

Auburn SPECIAL $99, First Month - 2 BR SENIORS 50+ $475. No Smokers/Pets (260) 925-9525 Avilla 1 & 2 BR APTS $450-$550/ per month. Call 260-897-3188 Avilla 1 BR APT: $140/wk. Includes Util., Dep. Req’d. No Pets. 260-897-2154 or 260-318-2030

LAKE PROPERTY FOR SALE Auction! September 28@ 2 pm Lakefront Home Sandy Beach, All Sports Big Long Lake (260) 740-6429


Cromwell Crown Pointe Villas I Call (260) 856-2146 Handicap Accessible Equal Housing Opportunity “This institution is an equal opportunity and employer.� Kendallville

1 BR Apt Downtown 260-341-3221

CONDOS/DUPLEXES Fremont 2 BR, 2 BA, 2 Car garage, $650/mo. + util. all appliances furnished. (260) 495-3579 Kendallville 2 BR, 2 BA, duplex. All appl., attch. gar., $650/mo. + dep. 506 Seagraves. 347-5268

GARAGE SALES Avilla 1390 N 750 E Sept. 19 - 21 • 8 - 6 LARGE ESTATE SALE Everything Must go! Antique furniture, deco rative items, primitives, collections of McCoy, enamelware, eggbeaters, rolling pins, crocks, oil lamps; willing to sell in lots. Lawn & garden, hand & power tools. Crafters & repurposers this is your dream sale. Apples to yarn and everything in between. Old chairs, shutters, frames, doors, windows, glassware & much more. CASH ONLY

HOMES FOR RENT Rome City 2 BR 1 BA Lake access $625mo + util. & dep. Waterloo Land contract, 3 BR almost country, $400/mo. 260 615-2709

MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT Angola 2 BR on 1/2 acre $500. mo. + $500. dep. NO PETS 665-8280

Kendallville 7253 E Leighty Rd. Sat. •9 - 4 Sun. •10- 2 Multi Family Tools, toys, antiques, clothes, boat, housewares. Something for Everyone.

Fremont 2 BR MOBILE HOME ON PRIVATE LAKE $500/ mo. + Utilities + Dep. Call after 5:30 260-833-3138



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

MERCHANDISE For Sale Pier posts all sizes & cross members. 260 854-3748

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


CONCORD GRAPES 260 238-4380

Craftsman Snowblower 8 h.p. 27� electric start, Excellent cond. $475. (260) 350-1223

1973 Ford Ranchero GT, runs, needs restored. $2,000 firm. Matt 260 925-6054





(1) Girl’s Jean Lined Jacket with red sweater. Size 5-6. Great cond., $30.00. (260) 499-0233

Heavy Dog Cage kept indoors. 29� widex33� highx48� long. $50.00. (260) 445-6865

White Kitchen Aid Five Speed Blender, ice crusher. New $50.00 obo. (260) 927-9753

(12) Pairs of Teen Girl’s Jeans. Name brands, size 5-6. Good cond. $50.00. (260) 499-0233

Home Interior Pictures with sconces. $45.00. (260) 349-1191


Free Ludwig Piano (260) 357-5976

14 ft. Starcraft Runabout Boat & Trailer. $1500. 260 761-2055



Auburn Large Very nice 2 BR apt. $600/mo. util. included 260-925-0011


Sears Craftsman 10 in. contractor saw. Used very little. $300.00 260 463-1296

WANTED TO BUY TIMBER WANTED All species of hard wood. Pay before starting. Walnut needed.


PETS/ANIMALS AKC German Shepherd Pupppies, 2 females, 4 males, first shots, wormed. $375.00 Parents on site. 260 226-2385 FREE to good home. 4 female kittens, 7 weeks old. Adorable. Call 260-475-5045

Sylvan deckboat 1986, 19 ft., w/trailer. $2,500. also lift $1,500. 260 413-9998

SETSER TRANSPORT AND TOWING USED TIRES Cash for Junk Cars! 701 Krueger St., K’ville. 260-318-5555

CAMPERS/RV 2013 30 ft. Puma pull behind travel trailer bunk house. 3 bunks, 2 single w/1 twin, 2 slideouts, 2 kitchens: 1 inside, 1 outside, fully equipped. New cond. (260) 466-0049

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

IVAN’S TOWING Junk Auto Buyer

FREE to good home. 8 yr. old Beagle mix. Good with kids. Call 260 239-2152

up to $1000.00


(260) 238-4787

FREE: To good home11 year old cat, declawed, neutered; preferably not with other pets. 343-8459

LAWN/GARDEN 2010 Craftsman lawn mower, 42 in. cut w/22 hp Kohler motor. Also Agri-Fab 130# Tow Smart spreader; used once. Also Agri-Fab garden dump trailer, 46 in. x 30 in. $1,500/obo 260 668-9018 Ryan DR LEAF & LAWN VACUUM W/CHIPPER Subaru 13.74 hp engine, elect. start, holds 306 gallons debris. 1 yr. old, used twice $2,500. 260 833-1414


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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)

(4) Men’s Shirts with Logos. Size Large. New. Also (1) Matching Pants, $30.00. (260) 499-0233 2 Graphite Racquets, 2 new gloves, 3 canisters of balls. $25.00. (260) 925-2814 3 Little Pet Shop Houses with 49 pets plus many accessories included. $45.00. (260) 349-1191 3-Dale Earnhardt Sr. Photo wall plaques. $50.00 obo (260) 687-0732 32� Steel Entry Door with frame, $25.00. (260) 833-4486 6267 F & W Pump 3/4 h.p., 2 stage, $40.00. (260) 347-2166

Bedspread Full size, green. $4.00. (260) 573-1675

2007 Road King Classic Harley Davidson

Indiana Auto Auction, Inc.--Huge Repo Sale Thursday, Sept. 12th. Over 100 repossessed units for sale. Cash only. $500 deposit per person required. Register 8am-9:30am to bid. No public entry after 9:30am. All vehicles sold AS IS! 4425 W. Washington Center Road, Fort Wayne. (A)

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

260 449-9277

Open To The PublicGeneral Service Administration (GSA) Sale Sept. 19th, 1pm. All units sold AS IS! View vehicles in person on Sept. 18th, 10am until 5pm and Sept. 19th, 10am-1pm. View up to date listings at: www.indianaauto or (A)


(3) Men’s Sport Jackets 2 XT. Good cond., blue, brown, gray tweed. $50.00. (260) 499-0233

Beautiful 6 pc. Stemware Sets. iPreziosi by C.F. Design. $40.00. (260) 925-2814


FREE: Dwarf Hotot Rabbits. 517 260-1761

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1979 Rinkerbuilt Boat, 115 HP Mercury Motor, Deep V 18 foot including trailer. $1,500.00 /OBO 260-341-5590 Pontoon boat 20 ft. 40 hp Merc. Force eng. low hrs, 16 ft. deck rigged with swivel chairs for fishing. $3,000 761-2055

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

260 349-2685

(2) Men’s Nascar Shirts Size Large. Chase Authentics Earnhardt, Jr. New. $35.00. (260) 499-0233

Black Adult Helmet Size Small. Like new. $25.00. (260) 837-2192 Dr. Scholls Shoes Ladies size 10M. New $15.00. (260) 573-1675


Honda TRX 400 EX Four Track & Sport Track Service/Repair Maintenance book. $10.00. (260) 925-2814 Maple Chairs, caned bottoms. $39.00. (260) 833-4232 Notre Dame Shirt XX Large, new. $5.00. (260) 573-1675 Omnitech Paper, Staples, credit cards, 3 gal. shredder. New, $50.00 obo. (260) 927-9753 Prom Dress Size 11/12 Navy Blue, strapless with sequence. $50.00. (260) 349-1191 Queen Bed Set Six piece, $35.00 (260) 573-1675 Roboraptor Dino with remote. Radio Shack 60-3105 fully working. $50.00 obo (260) 687-0732 Romance Books $5.00 (260) 573-1675 Small Computer Speakers with head phone jack. New, $50.00 obo. (260) 927-9753

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Trundle Bed with mattress, Twin. $50.00. (260) 318-1770 Twin Bed. Bookcase headboard. Box frame with drawers underneath. Mattress included. Good cond. $50.00. (260) 318-1770 Used 400w Holophane light fixture w/bulb and shade. $50.00 obo (260) 687-0732

Furby Black, new in box. $50.00. (260) 399-0658

Vacuum Cleaner, Hoover Ultra Self Propelled Windtunnel. Works great. $45.00. (260) 833-4232

Furby Grey, new in box. $50.00. (260) 399-0658

White Bird Cage 13x8.5, round cage. $35.00. (260) 582-9458

2009 Honda Shadow Areo, 8k mi., ferring, mustang seat, saddle bags, highway bar, foot pegs. 260 668-0502 after 5 PM Asking $5,200.


Butler 409 E. Green St. Close to school & day care center, 3 BR house, 24x24 garage, 30x24 pole barn, 10x10 shed. $55,000. 260 925-0983 or 260 908-0895

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2005 DODGE DAKOTA ST EXT. CAB Local Trade, 3.7 V6, Automatic, Air Conditioning, Tow Package



2009 FORD FUSION SE Sunroof, Power Seat, Spoiler, Alloy Wheels, All Power, 47,000 Miles



2005 DODGE MAGNUM R/T AWD One-Owner, Hemi V8, Sunroof, Leather, Heated Power Seats, 6 CD



2013 CHRYSLER 200 TOURING Power Seat, Auto, Air, All Power, Alloy Wheels, Warranty, 9,000 Miles



2012 CHEVROLET MALIBU 2LT Sunroof, Heated Leather, Remote Start, Chrome Wheels, Warranty



2005 DODGE CARAVAN • 45,000 Miles ............................................................................................................................. $8,995 2006 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN • 52,000 Miles ............................................................................................................................. $9,995 2006 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN • 53,000 Miles ............................................................................................................................. $9,995 2007 CHEVROLET HHR LT • 58,000 Miles .......................................................................................................................... $10,995 2007 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY • Touring .......................................................................................................................... $10,995 2006 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS LS • 59,000 Miles .......................................................................................................................... $10,995 2005 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN • 24,000 Miles .......................................................................................................................... $10,995 2010 CHEVROLET IMPALA LS • 38,000 Miles .......................................................................................................................... $12,995 2010 CHEVROLET MALIBU LS • 45,000 Miles .......................................................................................................................... $12,995 2010 DODGE AVENGER SXT • 44,000 Miles .......................................................................................................................... $12,995 2009 CHEVROLET IMPALA LS • 29,000 Miles .......................................................................................................................... $12,995 2009 CHEVROLET IMPALA LS • 39,000 Miles .......................................................................................................................... $12,995 2009 PONTIAC G6 V6 • 34,000 Miles .......................................................................................................................... $12,995 2009 PONTIAC G6 V6 • 38,000 Miles .......................................................................................................................... $12,995 2007 HONDA ACCORD LX COUPE • 65,000 Miles .......................................................................................................................... $12,995 2006 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 • 20,000 Miles .......................................................................................................................... $12,995 2006 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN • 27,000 Miles .......................................................................................................................... $12,995 2006 HYUNDAI AZERA LIMITED • 58,000 Miles .......................................................................................................................... $12,995 2005 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 • 26,000 Miles .......................................................................................................................... $12,995 2010 CHEVROLET MALIBU LS • 39,000 Miles .......................................................................................................................... $13,995 2006 CADILLAC CTS • 61,000 Miles .......................................................................................................................... $13,995 2006 CHEVROLET UPLANDER LT AWD • 34,000 Miles .......................................................................................................................... $13,995 2012 FORD FUSION SE • 40,000 Miles .......................................................................................................................... $14,995 2010 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN • Factory Warranty .......................................................................................................................... $14,995 2010 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN • Factory Warranty .......................................................................................................................... $14,995 2012 CHEVROLET CRUZE LT • 32,000 Miles .......................................................................................................................... $15,995 2012 FORD FUSION SE • 33,000 Miles .......................................................................................................................... $15,995 2012 FORD FUSION SE • 27,000 Miles .......................................................................................................................... $16,995 2012 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA SE • 14,000 Miles .......................................................................................................................... $16,995 2011 FORD FLEX SE • 3rd Seat .......................................................................................................................... $16,995 2008 FORD F-250 SUPER DUTY • Ext. Cab .......................................................................................................................... $16,995 2007 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 4X4 • 54,000 Miles .......................................................................................................................... $16,995 2009 MERCURY MARINER PREMIER 4X4 • 59,000 Miles .......................................................................................................................... $17,995 2011 FORD ESCAPE HYBRID 4X4 • 30 MPG .......................................................................................................................... $18,995 2007 NISSAN MURANO SL AWD • 39,000 Miles .......................................................................................................................... $18,995 2011 BUICK LACROSSE CXL • 25,000 Miles .......................................................................................................................... $22,995 2008 FORD EDGE LIMITED AWD • 43,000 Miles .......................................................................................................................... $22,995 2013 MAZDA 6S GRAND TOURING • 10,000 Miles .......................................................................................................................... $24,995 2012 LINCOLN MKZ • 13,000 Miles .......................................................................................................................... $24,995



2010 CHEVROLET MALIBU LS Local Trade, Automatic, Air, All Power, Factory Warranty, 45,000 Miles



2008 FORD TAURUS LIMITED One-Owner, Leather, Heated Power Seats, Alloy Wheels, 62,000 Miles



2006 HUMMER H3 4X4 Local Trade, Leather Seats, Heated Power Seats, Step Bars, Tow Pkg.



2012 CHEVROLET IMPALA LT Sunroof, Power Seat, Rear Spoiler, Remote Start, Warranty, 18,000 Miles



2013 FORD TAURUS SHO AWD EcoBoost V6, Navigation, Sunroof, Heated/Cooled Leather, 32,000 Miles







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The News Sun – September 15, 2013  

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