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GOOD MORNING Museum invites public for photos with Santa Claus AUBURN — The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum is inviting the public to visit free of charge Saturday from 1-3 p.m. to have pictures taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus in the museum’s original art deco showroom. Visitors may bring their cameras and take pictures, or a museum volunteer will take a picture of an entire family with Santa Claus. “The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum wishes to share this free opportunity with its community in celebration of this wonderful holiday season,” said Kendra Klink, the museum’s director of operations.


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Police seize guns outside school Eastside locks down during man’s apparent prank BY JEFF JONES

BUTLER — A Butler man who reportedly intended to scare his daughter as he arrived to pick her up at school is in custody after Eastside Junior-Senior High School was placed on lockdown Tuesday afternoon. Chad J. Czaja, 34, of the 200 block of Park Lane, was arrested along East Green Street, directly

in front of the high school. At 3:19 p.m., police received a report of a man dressed in camouflage clothing and possessing a rifle in a red Dodge Durango near the high school. Butler Police responded immediately and found Czaja inside the vehicle on Green Street. Police gave Czaja several verbal commands to exit the vehicle, but Czaja did not obey those

commands, according to a news release. Czaja finally exited the vehicle, but again did not comply with police commands until officers were able to apprehend him at gunpoint, Butler Police Chief Jim Nichols said. Police recovered one rifle and one loaded handgun from the vehicle. “We do not believe at this time that there was any criminal intent

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Congress debates ban on plastic guns WASHINGTON (AP) — With 3-D printers increasingly able to produced plastic weapons, the House voted Tuesday to renew a 25-yearold prohibition against firearms that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines. On a voice vote, the House passed a bill to renew the Undetectable Firearms Act for another decade. The Senate could vote on the bill next Monday when it returns from a two-week Thanksgiving recess. The law is due to expire the following day. Some Senate Democrats have mounted an attempt to amend the law to require plastic guns to have at least one metal piece for making it fire. But with the National Rifle Association opposed to the measure, the House bill is likely to pass the Senate unchanged, particularly going into an election year when many lawmakers would prefer to avoid a new fight over gun legislation.

with the weapons. Just a series of very, very bad choices,” Nichols said after the incident. Czaja has been charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, criminal recklessness and leaving the scene of an accident. Additional charges are possible, Nichols said. Nichols confirmed Czaja was wearing camouflage clothing, including a face mask, when police apprehended him. “A witness saw Czaja go over

Stahly leaving Auburn council BY AARON ORGAN JUDY OXENGER JOHNSON

Paddling Santa A man wearing a Santa Claus hat paddles his canoe near the bridge between Clear and Round lakes in northern Steuben County. Don Luepke, an

avid photographer and local artist, was out looking for nature shots and instead found himself the focus of a photographer.

Report shows region makes gains BY BARRY ROCHFORD

Efforts to bolster the northeast Indiana economy are being backed up by data that suggest the region is making strides compared to other parts of the country. But the hard work is far from over. The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership held a “State of the Region” event Tuesday at The Summit in Fort Wayne, where representatives of the partnership and the Community Research Institute at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne discussed the findings of two reports that track a decade’s worth of economic data. One report, which the partnership has taken to calling a “dashboard,” compares the 10-county region to 14 roughly similar areas in the Midwest,

South and Great Plains and gauges how it’s faring compared to them. The other report focused solely on northeast Indiana’s largest industry sector: manufacturing. Coincidentally, in the days leading up to the event, data released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis showed that per-capita personal income in northeast Indiana rose 5 percent in 2012, which was faster than the nation’s 3.4-percent growth rate. That’s significant because per-capita income has been singled out as an economic bellwether for the region by those charged to aid in its development. “That’s what the whole shebang is about,” said Katy Silliman, vice president of regional initiatives at the partnership, at the “State of the Region” event. In 2009, per-capita income in

northeast Indiana was 79 percent of the national average. With the gain in 2012, the disparity lessened; per-capita income in the region was 81.2 percent of the national average. “We’re not done until we’re at 100 percent or surpassing it,” Silliman said. Maintaining that rate of growth will be important in the years ahead, said Ellen Cutter, director of the CRI. The “dashboard” report is part of an ongoing initiative launched last year by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and the CRI to measure the area’s progress — to compare “the perception of what we’re doing to the reality,” Cutter said. Through endeavors like Vision 2020, the partnership, along with SEE REGION, PAGE A6

AUBURN — Waterloo-based metal recycler MetalX is planning to launch a second operation — with a reported $7.75 million investment — in Auburn. The Auburn City Council on Tuesday night heard plans for a proposed resolution granting MetalX tax phase-ins of six years on real estate and five years on personal property. The council is expected to consider a resolution at its Dec. 17 meeting. While details are not clear at this point, MetalX plans to move into the recently vacated Alcoa facility on Oren Drive, just off South Grandstaff Drive, the council learned. City attorney Erik Weber called the plan a “significant, significant proposal.” MetalX opened its first facility on Waterloo’s west edge in 2012. It recently announced plans to expand that plant, leading the town to annex acreage to allow for the development. In other Auburn council business Tuesday, Councilman Dick Stahly announced his resignation from the District 4 seat he’s held for six years, saying the decision came with “great, mixed feelings.” Stahly and his wife are moving to their retirement home off Lake Wawasee, he said. SEE METALX, PAGE A6

Ex-police officer stands trial for conversion BY KATHRYN BASSETT

AUBURN — A former police officer took advantage of a federal program and turned it into a personal shopping program, special prosecutor Joe Rowe told DeKalb County Judge Kevin Wallace Tuesday. But defense attorney Kevin Likes said his client, Sean Kahkola, did not believe his use of the items obtained through the program was unauthorized. Kahkola, of the 15000 block of Towne Park Run, Huntertown, stood trial in DeKalb Superior Court I for two counts of criminal conversion, both Class A misdemeanors. He has pleaded not guilty. Kahkola originally

was charged with two counts of theft, both Class D felonies, but the charges were amended to the less-serious misdemeanors before the start of Tuesday’s bench trial. Wallace did not announce his verdict Tuesday, but said he will issue a written ruling after reviewing the more than 25 exhibits that were entered as evidence at the outset of the trial. Kahkola is accused of knowingly or intentionally exerting unauthorized control of a truck owned by the City of Auburn and a camper owned by the City of Garrett. In his opening statement, Rowe said Kahkola had been a police officer first in Garrett and then at the Auburn Police Department

and had been authorized to screen for items through a program that gives police departments items the federal government no longer wants, free of charge. Kahkola is accused of obtaining a 1988 Chevy truck that he indicated he was obtaining for the Auburn Police Kahkola Department and a 2002 Rockwood camper that he screened using his Garrett Police Department login number while he was employed by the Auburn Police Department. The titles for the truck and camper ultimately were transferred

into Kahkola’s name. He went on to sell the truck to his parents for $500 and traded in the camper and another vehicle he owned for $3,500 to an area car dealership, Rowe said. In his opening statement, Likes said Kahkola did obtain the truck and the camper after the vehicles were signed over to him by Auburn Police Chief Martin McCoy and former Garrett Police Chief Rex Harpel. “The transactions are not in dispute,” Likes said. “It’s our position Mr. Kahkola did not knowingly or intentionally exert unauthorized control over the property.” The state’s only witness, SEE TRIAL, PAGE A6

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DeKalb ICE honors student for November WATERLOO — Patsy DePew has been selected as the ICE Student of the Month at DeKalb High School. The Interdisciplinary Cooperative Education program aims to prepare students to enter the work force through class participation as well as on-the-job training. Class time includes discussions on what employers expect from employees, as well as what students can expect from their employers. Students receive training on job search strategies as well as career research. The role of health, attendance and safety in the workforce is emphasized. Skills of communication, math and computer literacy and personal finance are also focuses of the class. In the on-the-job ICE training, local businesses, professional areas and industries work together to provide educational workplaces. Students attend a one-hour class and three hours of on-the-job training each day in the ICE program. It is designed to create a positive working environment between the community and DeKalb High School. This month’s honored student tells her ICE story in her own words: My name is Patsy DePew, and I am a senior at DeKalb High School. I currently participate in the ICE program at the high school, which allows me to work for half of the day and attend school for the other half. Being in ICE and having a job has brought a positive meaning to me in many aspects. I have gained more confidence in myself, have better social skills and learned more what it is like to be in the workforce. These aspects and much more have taught me experiences which I can take with

me and use them as I go on in my life. The business I am currently working for is Jeremiah’s Brewed Awakenings in Auburn. Jeremiah’s Brewed Awakenings is a friendly, great atmospheric coffee shop. The coffee shop is located on Ninth Street, right across the street from Martha’s Popcorn. My job is a barista — I make and craft drinks such as coffee, smoothies, variety types of drinks with coffee (espresso) in them, etc. I also take orders and prepare foods such as pastries and lunch items. The biggest part of working there is interacting with the customers — gaining their trust and friendship and, of course, with something to drink. Before joining the ICE program and having a job, my life was a bit different. My dad passed away in May of 2012, and I went to live with my grandparents because of certain circumstances. Junior year went along and it was time to sign up for senior year. I had enough credits to graduate, but technically I still needed to finish up English 12 and government and economics. My grandpa and several friends told me to sign up for the ICE program, because they knew I would be great in the program. I signed up for the program, and I later got a follow-up with Mr. (Jon) Everingham (the instructor), saying I was one of the top candidates for the program. Ever since being in the program, I have learned so much about work life and about myself. I have learned about time and money management while being a part of the program. I have learned skills that I could use throughout my lifetime. I have learned that I am a stronger person than I thought I was. I am not shy to speak in front



DeKalb High School ICE student of the month Patsy DePew works at Jeremiah’s Brewed Awakenings in Auburn.

of strangers or big crowds, nor am I afraid to express who I am. Work, school (taking a college class) and extracurricular activities such as marching band have got me to work hard on time management and being punctual. Earning money on my job has taught me to spend and save my money wisely — what is a want and a need, is it worth the money you earned? All of these skills and experiences I have gained from ICE will be used as useful tools as I go on with my life. Without the energies of great people coming together to do something great, neither the ICE program nor me being part of the program would be possible. Mr. Everingham, thank you for allowing me to be a part of your program and thank you for the advice and help you have given so far. Jeremiah Otis, thank you for allowing me to be one of your employees, part of the team, and taking part with the ICE program for DeKalb, we are all greatly appreciative of it. Karen Roark, Sue Randa and my other family members, friends, and teachers at

DeKalb (you all know who you are), thank you all for what you do for me and support me with everything I do. I cannot tell you how appreciative I am of all of you. You all have impacted me greatly in some shape or form, and I will never forget it. Thank you for all you did and still do for me to this day. “Cinderella” became one of my nicknames from a regular customer who comes into the coffee shop. The sense of humor and positivity of people is something I will take away from working at Jeremiah’s and being a part of the ICE program. When I would walk into the shop, Jeremiah or whoever was working at the time and all the regular customers would greet me and ask me how I am. Jeremiah’s and ICE gave me a sense of belonging, which made me feel like I was a part of something great. To anyone considering doing the ICE program and has the room to do it on their schedule, I would highly suggest it. ICE will teach you so much about the real world and the skills you will need to succeed in life.

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AUBURN — The Auburn Police Department confirmed Tuesday morning the identity of an officer who was suspended for three days after being involved in an on-duty crash while he responded to a bank alarm in his police cruiser Nov. 20. The Auburn Board of Works learned of the suspension at its Nov. 27 meeting. At that time, Capt. Mark Stump declined to the identify the suspended officer when asked by a reporter. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department investigated a two-vehicle crash involving Patrolman Jeremy Heffelfinger and a city police car and an Auburn woman’s vehicle on Nov. 20. Auburn Police Chief Martin McCoy identified the officer Tuesday morning. According to the accident report, Heffelfinger was driving east on 17th Street in his fully marked 2006 Dodge Charger police cruiser at 6:24 p.m. Heffelfinger said he was driving with his emergency lights and siren activated as he responded to an alarm at PNC Bank, 101 N. Main St. Heffelfinger said he stopped at the intersection of Van Buren Street for a

stop sign. Heffelfinger said he thought a 2003 Toyota Camry driven by Diane E. Nagel, 64, was going to stop to yield to his emergency vehicle. Heffelfinger pulled into the intersection and struck Nagel’s Toyota in the rear portion of the driver’s-side. Nagel told investigators that by the time she saw the emergency lights, it was too late for her to yield to the emergency vehicle. The crash resulted in an estimated $5,000-$10,000 in total damage to both vehicles, according to the crash report. The primary cause of the crash was listed in the report as Heffelfinger’s failure to yield. McCoy said technically, his officer was in the right, and that by law civilian motorists are required to yield the right of way to police and other emergency vehicles who have their emergency lights activated. McCoy said Heffelfinger was suspended because it was the officer’s duty “to ensure the safety of everybody,” even those who fail to yield. Heffelfinger, 28, became a patrolman Sept. 19, 2011. The Nov. 20 crash was his first as a police officer. The bank alarm was tripped by a cleaning crew that did not have the proper pass code, McCoy said.


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National publication features Learning Link AUBURN — An article about Community Foundation DeKalb County is one of just 15 articles selected nationally for “Reimagining Education,� the latest education-focused issue of Morgan Stanley’s Perspectives in Philanthropy. The article describes Learning Link, the foundation’s education initiative, and its early childhood team, whose goal is ensuring that increasing numbers of DeKalb County children enter kindergarten prepared for success in school. Its title is “Community Foundation DeKalb County: Adopting a Community Approach to Raise Educational Levels.�

Representatives of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management describe the organizations featured in the publication as “unlocking the transformational power of learning and expanding worldwide access to quality education.� “Education has the power to dramatically change communities,� said Melanie Schnoll Begun, managing director and head of philanthropy management at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management. “We think the foundation’s education initiative has the capacity to dramatically change our community through its long-term and grassroots

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Council OKs $950,000 sewer project BY JEFF JONES

BUTLER — The Butler Board of Works has hired an Indianapolis-based engineering firm for an equipment replacement project near the Steel Dynamics complex southwest of Butler. For a guaranteed maximum price of $950,635, Bowen Engineering will oversee all aspects of the project, which includes replacing a pump station and approximately 1,800 feet of occluded force main near the complex. That force main eventually ties into Butler’s sewer system. Bowen’s responsibilities include hiring contractors for the work, after consulting with the City of Butler’s engineers, Mayor Ron Walter explained after the meeting. “It eliminates a lot of steps,� he said. “They’ll hire the electricians, welders, and excavators they want. There has to be

Butler • some sort of energy-savings mechanism. On that project, it may have to do with the pump station at SDI.� Bowen will be required to pay common wage rates, Walter added. Steel Dynamics will reimburse the City of Butler for the $950,635 cost, city officials said. Any cost overruns not approved by Butler officials will be Bowen’s responsibility. A pre-construction meeting will take place Jan. 13, after which a notice to proceed may be issued, said consultant Dave Wagner of Millennium Environmental. Walter and board member Eric Johnson cast votes in favor of the Bowen contract. Board member Tammy Davis abstained, citing a conflict of interest because she works for Steel Dynamics. In a meeting later Monday, by 5-0 votes,

the Butler City Council approved additional appropriations of up to $40,000 for the Butler Fire Department and up to $10,000 for Thompson Building renovations. The fire department will pay off an airpack lease early and use the remaining funds for an electronic sign. Some new windows will be installed in the Thompson Building, and the fire alarm system will be repaired. A recent storm caused the alarm panel to trip repeatedly, Clerk-Treasurer Angela Eck explained. The City Council also approved a transfer of $8,397 to the Butler-Wilmington Township Fire Territory’s equipment replacement fund, to go toward a future purchase of a fire truck. The money was in another fire territory fund that was not going to be used in 2013. City planner Steve Bingham recently met with state officials to see

if assistance is possible with the vacant Engineered Materials building. Bingham reported state help is available to clean up city-owned properties. Engineered Materials is not owned by the city. Police Chief Jim Nichols reported four families received pre-cooked Thanksgiving meals from police officers. This is the first year police officers have participated in the well-received event. Eck reported that by switching to PHP as its carrier, Butler will realize significant insurance savings in 2014. Employees can pick from two different plans, based on their needs. An insurance meeting with employees is set for Friday. Eck announced the Indiana State Board of Accounts found that Butler’s federal withholding tax fund had an overdrawn balance of $2,860 on Dec. 31, 2012, resulting from an overpayment that was refunded in March 2013.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Mayors from across Indiana — including Angola’s Dick Hickman — on Tuesday stood with Freedom Indiana and spoke out against House Joint Resolution 6, the proposed amendment to the Indiana Constitution that would permanently define marriage and would remove existing protections under law for same-sex and unmarried couples and families. The bipartisan group of 11 Indiana mayors oppose the amendment for a variety of reasons but they all agree the language should not be added to the state’s constitution. “We’re proud to stand with these mayors from across our state as champions of freedom for all Hoosiers,� said Freedom Indiana campaign manager Megan Robertson. “They represent cities large and small, and they understand that this amendment will make it harder for them to build their local economies, recruit new residents and maintain existing protections for same-sex and unmarried couples.� Of the mayors who took

a stand against the ban on same sex couple marriage, Angola was the smallest community. “Equality means equality for all. Equal rights means equal rights for all. To take these rights away from one group of people means we can take them away or deny them to anyone we don’t understand or agree with,� Hickman said in a statement released by Freedom Indiana. Freedom Indiana is leading the fight against Hickman enactment of HJR-6. The resolution has already been approved by one legislature and must be approved by the end of the 2014 session before the proposed constitutional amendment could be put before the public for a vote in November. If the measure does not pass this upcoming legislative session it dies. If the language of the proposed amendment is altered and it is approved, the resolution will have to pass a second time in either 2015 or 2016 to be put on the ballot.

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Email your legal! legals @ Call Kelly at 877-791-7877x182 for details NOTICE OF UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION IN THE DEKALB CIRCUIT/SUPERIOR COURT II CAUSE NO. 17C01-1311-EU-00085 STATE OF INDIANA COUNTY OF DEKALB, SS: IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF EVERETT O. RHODES, DECEASED. KENNY LEE RHODES AND MICHAEL EDWARD HARRIS, CO-PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES. Notice is hereby given that Kenny Lee Rhodes and Michael Edward Harris were on the 26th day of November, 2013, appointed Co-Personal Representatives of the Estate of Everett O. Rhodes, deceased. All persons having claims against said estate, whether or not now due, must file the same in said court within three months from the date of the first publication of this notice or within nine months after the death of the decedent, whichever is earlier, or the claims will be forever barred. Dated at Auburn, Indiana, this 26th day of November, 2013. Martha Grimm Clerk of the DeKalb Circuit/Superior Court I/II Thompson Smith Attorney #20667-17 John Martin Smith & Thompson Smith, P.C. Post Office Box 686 Auburn, Indiana 46706 TS,00361886,12/4,11,hspaxlp NOTICE OF SUIT SUMMONS - SERVICE BY PUBLICATION IN THE DEKALB SUPERIOR COURT CAUSE NO. 17D02-1311-MF-00148 STATE OF INDIANA COUNTY OF DEKALB, SS: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS SUCCESSOR TO JP MORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE, FOR THE ABFS MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2003-2 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2003-2, PLAINTIFF, VS. JOHN L. CHORPENNING, JOHN L. CHORPENNING, TRUSTEE OF THE TRUST OF JOHN L. AND NORMA J. CHORPENNING CREATED ON DECEMBER 7, 2000,

THE UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DEVISEES OF NORMA J. CHORPENNING, DECEASED, U.S. BANK N.A. F/K/A STAR BANK AND THE UNKNOWN TENANT. DEFENDANTS. The State of Indiana to the Defendant(s) above named, and any other person who may be concerned. You are hereby notified that you have been sued in the Court above named. The nature of the suit against you is: Complaint on Note and to Foreclose Mortgage on Real Estate Against the property commonly known as 375 State Road 1, Hamilton, IN 46742-9717 and described as follows: A part of the Southwest Quarter of Section 2, Township 35 North, Range 14 East, more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point on the centerline of State Road #1 North 57° 58 Min. West 160 feet from the intersection of the east line of the west one-half of the Southwest Quarter of Section 2, Township 35 North, Range 14 East, and the centerline of State Road #1, said intersection also being 630 feet west and South 0° 45 Min. East 1210 Feet from the center of Section 2, Township 35 North, Range 14 East, thence North 35° 02 Min. East 160 feet; thence North 57° 58 Min. West 120 feet; thence South 32° 02 Min. West 160 feet to the centerline of said State Road #1; thence South 57° 58 East on said centerline 120 feet to the place of beginning, enclosing an area containing .44 acre. Be the same, more or less, but subject to all legal highways. This summons by publication is specifically directed to the following named defendant(s): John L. Chorpenning, John L. Chorpenning, Trustee of the Trust of John L. and Norma J. Chorpenning Created on December 7, 2000, U.S. Bank N.A. f/k/a Star Bank and The Unknown Tenant This summons by publication is specifically directed to the following named defendant(s) whose whereabouts are unknown: The Unknown Heirs and Devisees of Norma J. Chorpenning, Deceased If you have a claim for relief against the plaintiff arising from the same transaction or occurrence, you must assert it in your written answer or response. You must answer the Complaint in writing, by you or your attorney, within thirty (30) days after the Third Notice of Suit, and if you fail to do so a judgment by default may be entered against you for the relief demanded, by the Plaintiff. Feiwell & Hannoy, P.C. By: Alan W. McEwan Attorney No. 2405149 Attorney for Plaintiff 251 N. Illinois Street, Suite 1700 Indianapolis, IN 46204-1944 (317) 237-2727 NOTICE Feiwell & Hannoy, P.C. is a debt collector. TS,00361642,12/4,11,18,hspaxlp




Deaths & Funerals • David Collins

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AUBURN — David W. Collins, 66, of Auburn passed away Monday, December 2, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Mr. Collins worked for 16 years for Mr. Collins County Line Cheese in Auburn then worked at Cooper Standard for 22 years before retiring in March 2013. After retiring, he worked at Bill’s Liquor in Garrett until his death Monday. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served from October 1966 to April 1972. Mr. Collins was a member of the American Legion Post 97 in Auburn. He served as a former reserve police officer in Auburn for 14 years and was a former EMT. He was born April 10, 1947, in Auburn to the late Herman L. and Ruth M. (Warstler) Collins. He married Randy Parsons on May 31, 1980, in Indian Village Church of God in Auburn and she survives. Also surviving are two sons and three daughters, Kelly (Brandon) Grimes of Kendallville, Thomas Emerick of Auburn, Kory (Dan) Freed of Garrett, Nathan Collins of Auburn and Khrista (Jeff) Arnett of Fort Wayne; 12 grandchildren; one great grandchild and a sister, Penny Gitary of Auburn. He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Gabriel Hicks; and a brother, Dennis Collins. Services will be Friday at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 Center St., Auburn. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Auburn. Visitation will be Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are to the family to help with expenses. To send condolences visit

AUBURN — Eunice “Mickie” Broggio, 79, of Auburn passed away Sunday, December 1, 2013, at Betz Nursing Home in Auburn. She was born January 9, 1934, in Wathena, Kansas, to Orville and Eunice (Griffith) Mitchell. Mickie taught special education in California for many years. She also owned and operated a board and care home for handicapped children. She was a member of the Auburn First United Methodist Church and a TOPS group. She married Fred Broggio on February 14, 1989, in Los Angeles, Calif., and he died April 4, 1995. Surviving are two daughters and two sons, Dianne (Kevin) Hoey of Lake Isabella, Calif., Debra Moss of Bakersfield, Calif., Christopher Broggio of Bakersfield, Calif., and Rev. Scott (Yolanda) Moss of Auburn; three grandchildren, Chad (Michelle) Sheppard of Altus, Okla., Christinn (Scott) Gould of Auburn and Jennifer (Brad) Burniston of Garrett; and 10 great-grandchildren, Katie, Ryan, Zoey, Cyrus, Lon, Nathan, Alec, Carter, Cali, Heidi and William. Services and burial will take place in California. A memorial service of remembrance will be held locally at a later date. Feller and Clark Funeral Home of Auburn is assisting the family with local arrangements. To send condolences visit www.fellerandclark. com.

WOLF LAKE — Orpha L. Parkison, 88, of Albion and formerly of Wolf Lake, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at Northridge Village Nursing and Rehabilitation in Albion where she had been a resident since October. Mrs. Mrs. Parkison Parkison was a homemaker. She had been employed at General Electric during World War II. She was a 1942 graduate of Columbia City High School. Mrs. Parkison was a member of VFW Post 4717 in Wolf Lake and was the first president of the auxiliary for four years. She was born Dec. 3, 1924, in Whitley County to Ratio and Callie (Hertsel) Smith. She married John Parkison on July 21, 1951. He died March 8, 1999. Surviving is a sister, Eloise Juillerat of Avilla, and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Lois Blanchard, and a brother, Lester Smith. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Thorn Cemetery, C.R. 350S and C.R. 650W in Noble County. Memorials are to VFW Post #4717 in Wolf Lake. Smith and Sons Funeral Home in Columbia City is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent www.smithandsonsfuneral

CHURUBUSCO — Delois “Dude” Clemons, 86, of Churubusco died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial will be in Eel River Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials are to the Humane Society of Whitley County or Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana.

Mary Brainard KENDALLVILLE — Mary Brainard, 89, of Kendallville died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Hickory Creek of Kendallville. Funeral arrangements are pending at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville.

Brittany Hochstetler GRABILL — Brittany Nicole Hochstetler, 15-year-old daughter of Randy and Lavertta Hochstetler of Grabill died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Iowa City, Iowa, from injuries she received in an auto accident. Calling will be from noon to 3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Sunrise Chapel, 12732 Spencerville Road, Harlan. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be in Yaggy Cemetery at Grabill. Memorials are to Agape Choir. Carnahan-Baidinger & Walter Funeral Home in Spencerville is in charge of arrangements.


Richard McNiece FORT WAYNE — Richard A. McNiece, 92, of Fort Wayne died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at his home. Visitation will be from 3-5 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Grabill Missionary Church and from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday at the church. Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Leo Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials are to Grabill Missionary Church, 13637 S. State St., Grabill, IN 46741. Carnahan-Baidinger & Walter Funeral Home in Spencerville is in charge of arrangements.

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Donald Dyer ROME CITY — Donald L. Dyer, 77, of Rome City died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne. Graveside services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the chapel at the Fort Wayne Catholic Cemetery. Preferred memorials are to the Honor Guard of Rome City American Legion Post 381 and Kendallville VFW Post 2749. Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

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People view a roadside memorial at the site of the auto crash that took the life of actor Paul Walker and another man, in the small community of Valencia, Calif., Monday. The neighborhood where “Fast & Furious” star Walker died in the one-car crash is known to attract street racers, according to law enforcement officials. Walker and his friend and fellow fast-car enthusiast Roger Rodas died Saturday when the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT they were traveling in smashed into a light pole and tree. The two had taken what was expected to be a brief drive away from a charity fundraiser at Rodas’ custom car shop in Valencia, about 30 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

Walker autopsy underway; ‘Fast & Furious 7’ halted LOS ANGELES (AP) — The movie studio that makes the “Fast & Furious” action franchise said Tuesday it was suspending production of the latest installment, while authorities pressed ahead with their investigation into how Paul Walker died. The Los Angeles County coroner’s office said autopsies were underway on the two bodies recovered from the fiery crash of a Porsche that Walker, a star of the mega-hit movies, and his friend were last seen riding in. Walker’s publicist has said the actor was the passenger when Roger Rodas’ Porsche Carrera GT crashed into a light pole and tree, then exploded in flames Saturday. The families of both men have provided dental records, which will permit not only formal identification of the bodies, but also official word on whether Walker or Rodas was behind the wheel. Walker starred in all but one of the six “Fast & Furious” blockbusters. He had been on break from shooting the latest installment; Universal Pictures said Tuesday that production of “Fast & Furious 7” is on hold. A spokesman declined to say when shooting would resume. A large portion of the film has been shot, but it is not yet complete. It’s scheduled for release in July. Universal Pictures has not announced how it will adjust the movie or handle Walker’s unfinished performance.

While the neighborhood where the crash happened is known to attract street racers, law enforcement officials do not believe the Porsche had been racing another car. Accident investigators “have received eyewitness statements that the car involved was traveling alone at a high rate of speed,” the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement. “No eyewitness has contacted the (department) to say there was a second vehicle.” Hindering the accident investigation has been the crowds of fans that flocked to the crash site to leave flowers, candles and memorabilia from the action films. On Saturday afternoon, Walker and Rodas took what they said would be a brief drive away from a charity fundraiser and toy drive at Rodas’ custom car shop. The crash happened on a street that forms an approximately 1-mile loop amid industrial office parks. It is rimmed by hills and relatively isolated from traffic, especially on weekends when the businesses are closed. While Rodas was Walker’s financial adviser, the two had bonded over their shared love of fast cars. They co-owned an auto racing team named after Rodas’ shop, Always Evolving, and Rodas drove professionally on the team in the Pirelli World Challenge circuit in 2013.

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Eastside chose Blazers nickname 50 years ago BY JEFF JONES

BUTLER — Imagine it’s opening night of basketball season and the announcer intones over the public address system, “Let’s welcome your Northeastern Trojans,� “Eastwood Spartans� or “Butler Bearcats� instead of Eastside Blazers. Any combination of those names could have been the official school name and nickname of the DeKalb Eastern school district’s sports teams. In May 1963, the DeKalb Eastern school board, which had been in existence less than a year, chose Eastside and Blazers from the choices listed above, as submitted by Butler and Riverdale students. That fall, those students united in the great adventure that was Eastside. According to an article in the St. Joe News, earlier in the 1962-1963 school year, Butler High School principal Kent Myers was placed in charge of the project. “I was the student council advisor, and I think maybe because I taught at Butler and graduated from Riverdale, (school leaders felt) that I might be able to bring things together a little,� retired teacher

Robert Wilder said. “I remember driving to Riverdale and bringing those students to Butler for meetings,� he said. “My memory is they made recommendations on the school name, the nickname and school colors.� Students at Butler and Riverdale submitted names through their respective home rooms, organizations and student councils. Those names were then given to a joint council, headed by Wilder, and that group pared down the ideas to submit to the school board. “They settled on green and white,� Wilder said. “I think a lot of that was probably so they could continue to use the athletic uniforms. I don’t remember exactly what they did on band uniforms, whether they got new ones or used the Butler uniforms.� Wilder came up with Riverdale name — inspired by the high school in Archie comics — when St. Joe and Spencerville high schools and Newville Township schools consolidated in the 1950s.

Blazers are born Becky (Stiver) Craig, was an eighth-grade student at Riverdale in spring 1963. Several friends

“We were tossing around things, such as Lions and Tigers. They seemed kind of ordinary, and we wanted something different. I didn’t know anybody that had used Blazers before.� Becky (Stiver) Craig 1960s Eastside student

• and classmates credit her with coming up with the nickname for the new high school. Craig, 64, who now lives with husband Jim in a St. Louis suburb, said Blazers was meant to be unique compared to other area school nicknames. “I can remember brainstorming, talking about names,â€? she said. “We were tossing around things, such as Lions and Tigers. They seemed kind of ordinary, and we wanted something different. I didn’t know anybody that had used Blazers before.â€? Mission accomplished. Today, Elkhart Central (Blue Blazers) and Michigan City Marquette, a private school, are the only other Indiana schools that use Blazers as a nickname. As far as Craig is concerned, a Blazer was “like a candle flame,

Craig remembered. When it came to naming the school, Eastside was one of the popular picks because it was similar to North Side and South Side in Fort Wayne. “It sounded like a city school, even though we were in a farming community,� Craig said.

Green kept as color something that would burn you,� or be the spark that starts a fire. “I was from Riverdale, and we were the Comets,� she said. “I thought Blazers exemplified that as well, but it was far enough away that it wouldn’t conflict.� Butler was home to an Indiana Michigan Electric Power office, and I&M was one of many electric companies that used the mascot Reddy Kilowatt in advertising to promote electricity. Reddy Kilowatt, whose body was comprised of lightning bolts, was created in 1926 by Ashton B. Collins Sr., who worked for the Alabama Power Co. Reddy was licensed to more than 300 electrical companies across the U.S. to promote electricity. “We thought he was a cute kind of mascot, and we started to visualize that,�

Colors are an important part of a school’s identity. Picking Eastside’s official colors followed logical reasoning. Green was the primary color for both Butler and Riverdale high schools. White wasn’t used by either school, and its selection avoided favoritism issues. Green and white remain Eastside’s official school colors to this day. Schools often use uniforms for several years, passing them down for reserve and even junior high teams to use. In the beginning, Eastside recycled some uniforms used by Butler and Riverdale athletes until new ones could be purchased. Eastern DeKalb County schools have had a colorful history. The St. Joe Tigers were orange and black, and the Spencerville Red Raiders were red and white.


Sparky adorned the back of cheerleader jackets in the late 1960s as Eastside’s mascot. The Blazer nickname was created by 1967 graduate Becky (Stiver) Craig.

When those schools went together with Newville Township in the 1950s, Riverdale’s colors were green and gray. In addition to green and gold, Butler High School Windmill teams also wore combinations of red, gold and black, often in the “Gamemaster� brand, made in Butler by the Marshall Clothing Manufacturing Co. Eastside’s “Sparky� basketball warm-ups were made by Marshall Clothing. The green-and-white Blazers have provided plenty of excitement since then.

Eastside Junior-Senior High School Honor Roll • BUTLER — Eastside Junior-Senior High School has announced the names of students selected to its honor roll for the first-quarter grading period ending Oct. 11. The distinguished honor roll includes students with grade-point averages between 3.8 and 4.0. The honor roll recognizes grade-point averages between 3.0 and 3.79.

Seventh Grade Distinguished honor roll — Dominique Caldwell, MaKayla Clevenger, Mikayla Culler, Landon Davis, Kylee Fitzpatrick, Delaney Fritch, Ellistasia Gibson, Ashlynn Glander, Samuel Hullinger, Allan Ives, Kyler Keplinger, Matthew Lieb, Rylie Prough, Graham Seiler, Nicklas Shewman, Joseph White and Alexander Yoder. Honor roll — Alexia Albertson, Libby Asher, Adeline Baney, Serenity Barth, Anna Becker, Conlan Biddle, Jamee Bowsher, Kiana Brown, Grace Brunson, Breanna Casto, Hailey Casto, Ashlee Comment, Kate Cordova, Abigail Cotton, Madelyn Crager, Nadine Cummins, Chloe Garrison, Cody Haffner, Tyler Hamilton, Siera Helmick, Brock Holman, Cadie Honaker, Kaylee Honaker, Blake Honn, Christian Hulbert, Maguire Jacobs, Hunter King, Abbigale Kreidt, Chase Lockhart, Chloe Lough, Shyan McKinley, Sierra Mearing, Logan Miller, Laik Minnick, Brynn Phillips, Lindsy Richards, Nathaniel Rodman, Mackenzie Rosswurm, Brittany Salinas, Brittany Smith, Carson Smith, Kristan Stephens, Gabriella Teandon, Cole Timmerman, Chase Vance, Jahnna Weaver, Chloe Whitman, Brandy Woodard, Anthony Woolever and Xavier Yoder.

Eighth Grade Distinguished honor roll — Julia Baker, Caleb Ballentine, Lindsey Beard,

Wyatt Brooks, Tyler Brule, Seth Burns, Chandler Cook, Gavin Fritch, Spencer Geyer, Maddisyn Heffley, Morgan Herschberger, Raegan Johnson, Katrina Knowlton, Maria Rohr, Andrew Steffen, Ethan Strong, Grayson Vestergaard and Olivia Yoder. Honor roll — Julio Aburto, Ezekiel Albert, McCullough Baysden, Cody Binkley, Kearra Blondeel, Ryan Brock, Kristin Brown, Justin Bryner, Rebecca Burd, Madison Capp, Remington Cline, Zackery Cline, Haleigh Czaja, Aaron Dean, Markee Dellinger, Dalton Dickerhoof, Taylor Doub, Drew Ervin, Jordan Esposito, Joseph Firestine, Dahlilia Garcia, Lexi Gearhart, Mateo Gump, Gauge Harden, Logan Hegerfeld, Rudi Hendrickson, Wesley Hunt, Joseph Jackson, Jill Kaye, Derric Klotz, Matthew Lechleidner, Cable Leeper, Ian Maggert, John Martenies, Camden Miller, Sarah Mourfield, Nicholas Nodine, Marguerite Redinger, Benjamin Scrock, Dakota Snyder, Evan Thomas, Riley Thompson, Chelsea Torres, Stephani Watson, Kylie Webb and Nicholas Webb.

Miranda Morr, Emma Moughler, Lexis Prough, Dalton Rieke, Abigail Scrock, Jackson White, Cade Willard, Lauren Wilson and Hannah Yoder.

Tenth Grade Distinguished honor roll — Layne Aldrich, Keagan Biddle, Rachel Boger, Kyle Brock, Taylor Capps, Payten Charlton, Austin Crager, Jordan Dellinger, Sydney Fritch, Madison Herschberger, Shelbie Hess, Katelyn Shepperd, Holly Strong and Lindsey Sutter. Honor roll — Dakota Applegate, Austin Baker, Tyler Beard, Samantha Blackburn, Haley Bock, Alissa Bowling, Lindsey Boyle, Landen Brow, Philip Burd, Tate Burns, Maria Christeson, Joseph Cordova, Colton Crager, Gage DeLong, Kimberly Erne, Jake Fliehman, Lindsey Halliburton, Brody Hankey, Erika Hartleroad, Troye Hook, Cody Hunnicut, Jon Imhoff,

Morgan Johnson, Ashley Lang, Kendall Likes, Briana Marquis, Samantha Mast, David McCallister, Kati McConnell, Ashton Miller, Jacob Moore, Zachary Perkins, Luc Rodman, Mercedes Sewards, Austin Vanover, Caleb VanScoder, Madison Wallace and Casey Whitman.

Eleventh Grade Distinguished honor roll — Starr Compton, Joseph Delagrange, Jesse Eck, Paige Keplinger, Lydiann Mack, Cassidy McCoy, Brandon Miller, Brianna Moore, Terry Nickolson, Ashleigh Route, Megan Shoemaker, Robert Singer, Austin Snyder, Joel Stauffer, Ashley Steffen, Sarah Strong, Rebeccah Teller, Zachary Thiel, Kraig Whitman, Erika Woods and Kylee Yoder. Honor roll — Steven Adkins, John Bauer, Kailen Berry, Briana Blondeel, Jacob Cannady, Zackory Carper, Preston Dean,

Abigail Decker, Chancelor DeLong, Aryan Dick, Katelynn Dinius, Mark Erne, Katlynne Evans, Courtney Fitzpatrick, James Garman, Kaitlen Gaskill, Nathaniel Halliburton, Devin Hankey, Charles Harvey, Nicole Hess, Brody Hitt, Dylan Kaiser, Madison Kaiser, Lauren Koch, Colin Langford, Bethany Malcolm, Megan Miller, Jacob Millspaugh, Madalyn Minehart, Ethan Moughler, Hailey Pring, Cory Renfrow, Shelby Renier, Allison Rodkey, John Rohr, Tre Roose, Whitney Schlie, Elizabeth Seely, Mark Stark, Erin Strock, Kaygan Thacker, Peyton Webb, Victoria Wheatley, Chance Wojciechowski, Justin Yoder and Zachary Yoder.

Twelfth Grade Distinguished honor roll — Kammie Bassett, Micala Doctor, Theron Imhoff, Ryan Liechty, Elena Parker, Michael Perkins, Erin Shuman, Brooke Staley,

Addie Walters, Madison Willard and Jared Yoder. Honor roll — Shatana Applegate, Brittany Baker, Abigail Becher, Amanda Bonecutter, Halie Bradshaw, Amanda Brule, Brianne Crager, Brian Crowl, Morgan Crowl, Teresa Crozier, Chaz Davis, Kristina DeForest, Kelsey Diehl, Kacee Dull, Joshua Firestine, Whitney Gearhart, Cherokee Goings, Kyra Hoover, Lauren Jackson, Lindsey Jones, Warren Kallsen, Robert Kaye, Gabrielle King, Danielle Kiracofe, Bailey Krafft, Nathaniel Krafft, Zachary Lane, Kerissa Lockwood, Douglas Lortie, Alyssa Mast, Abigail Meek, Sarah Parker, Brianna Pommert, Gabrielle Reed, Kadis Renier, Joseph Rollins, Jon Shook, Kaci Shook, Destiny Shoup, Jessica Simmons, Amber Slaybaugh, Tristan Sprunger, Alisha Steffen, Alexander Stibbe, Chesney VanDyke, Leah Ward and Tyler Woods.

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Temperatures will climb into the mid-50s today with cloudy skies and rain expected. Tonight’s low will be 40 degrees. Cloudy and a little cooler Thursday with a daytime high of 47. Cloudy with showers possible. Low temperature of 29. Snow possible Friday with a high of 31. Lows will drop into the teens.

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The DeKalb County Republican Party will hold a caucus to elect Stahly’s replacement. The council also: • passed on first reading the 2014 salaries for elected officials. While pay for council members will remain flat, the mayor ($52,518 per year) and clerk-treasurer ($50,743) will receive raises of $600 per year, if approved, to cover spikes in insurance costs. Councilman Mike Walter voted against the salary adjustments, saying raises should not be granted to elected officials during

“It’s been a blast,” said Stahly, who will work his final week at Foley Pattern this week. Stahly previously worked 14 years for the Auburn Fire Department, where he served more than seven years as the department’s assistant fire chief. Stahly said one of his goals as councilman was to see Auburn Essential Services take off, which he considers accomplished. “We don’t like to see you go, Dick, but we understand the advantages of living at the lake,” Mayor Norm Yoder said.


their terms in office. Four members of the council voiced an interest in seeing even larger raises for the two posts. • passed the budgets for the three city-owned utilities. The electric department will operate with a $53.5 million budget, the water utility will have a nearly $6 million budget, and the water pollution control utility will run on an $8.2 million budget. • honored Auburn Fire Department administrative assistant Shawn Rayle with recognition for 20 years of service to the city.

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other economic-development organizations and business and community leaders across the region, is attempting to reverse a three-decade-old economic slide. Vision 2020 focuses development efforts on five central “pillars”: developing a 21st-century work force; improving the business climate; fostering entrepreneurship; building infrastructure; and enhancing quality of life. The CRI, which developed the “dashboard,” compares northeast Indiana to nine peer areas: Kalamazoo, Mich.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Dayton, Ohio; Knoxville, Tenn.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Rockford, Ill.; Toledo, Ohio; South Bend; and Evansville. It


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Nichols and Stephens praised the law enforcement response to the situation. Officers from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department and Waterloo Marshal’s Department assisted Butler Police. In October, in conjunction with Indiana State Police, Butler Police and the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department, all DeKalb Eastern teachers and staff members participated in a “live shooter” training exercise that simulated someone entering the school with a firearm. “It worked out the way it’s supposed to,” Stephens said about Tuesday’s incident. “I appreciate police responding as quickly as they did. They resolved the situation quickly and allowed us to get the kids home safely. “The staff did a fabulous job of doing what they were trained to do,” Stephens continued. “It was a live situation that I hope we never have to repeat.”

also gauges the region against five “star” areas that have a track record of high economic performance: Davenport, Iowa; Roanoke, Va.; Des Moines; Peoria, Ill.; and Wichita, Kan. The “dashboard” looked at five key growth measures and found: • Employment grew by 1.5 percent in northeast Indiana in 2012, the latest year available, and by 3.8 percent from 2009-2012. The four-year increase was more than that experienced by the peers (3.5 percent) and stars (2 percent). • Per-capita income rose from 2008 to 2011 by 2.5 percent, which was less than the peers (3.8 percent) but more than the stars (2 percent). • Gross regional product

advanced by 1.7 percent in 2011 and by 2.3 percent from 2008 to 2011. For the four-year period, the peers saw a gain of 1 percent, while the stars saw a 2.4-percent increase. • Productivity declined in the region by 0.1 percent in 2011, but advanced by 5.9 percent from 2008 to 2011 — outpacing the peers (3.5 percent) and stars (5.2 percent). • The region saw a 0.8-percent increase in its younger adult population — those ages 25 to 44 — in 2011, but an overall decline of 1.9 percent from 2008 to 2011. The peers also posted a decline of 2.6 percent during the four-year period, while the stars had an increase of 0.8 percent.

TRIAL: Kahkola accuses police chief of lying



protocols are put into action,” Nichols stated. “It could have ended a lot differently,” the chief added. “We had no idea who he was. We had a guy in a vehicle in camouflage not listening to what we were saying. It was pretty scary.” Police were in contact with school officials throughout the situation, which was under control in about 10 minutes, Nichols said. No shots were fired in the incident. “As soon as we got word, we locked down the building,” DeKalb Eastern schools Superintendent Dr. Jeff Stephens said. “It was at dismissal. Anyone who was on a bus, we got them back inside. When they gave us the all-clear, we let everyone go home.” School officials sent out messages by the school’s automatic email and voice mail system to alert parents to the situation. That system also is used to notify parents of school delays and cancellations.

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a curb in the east parking lot, strike a concrete guard pole and stop his vehicle,” Nichols said. The witness told police Czaja exited the Durango and put on a camouflage jacket, face mask and sunglasses. The witness reported seeing a rifle in the vehicle’s front seat. After donning the apparel, Czaja got back into his vehicle, left the parking lot and drove west on Green Street in front of the school, the witness told police. “When we got there, he wasn’t listening to anything we were saying,” Nichols said about Czaja. “(Later), what he was telling us, he was there to pick up one of his kids. He told us he put that stuff on because he wanted to scare her. “Anytime we receive a call involving weapons in close proximity to our schools, we take it very seriously and are on high alert, and our active shooter

Indiana State Police Detective Kevin Smith, testified he was called to investigate the case after Garrett Police Chief Keith Hefner obtained a list of surplus items the department was supposed to have and became concerned. Kahkola took the witness stand in his own defense. He testified he was involved in procuring items through the federal military surplus program and that available items could range from a nut and bolt to aircraft. He said there was no written policy on the program that was given to him by either the Auburn or Garrett police department. Kahkola testified that McCoy “didn’t really care” what Kahkola screened for. He said there was never any discussion on what should happen to the items after they had been used and that the truck and camper he obtained were not required to be turned back to the federal government at some point in the future. “Technically, they are throw-away items,” Kahkola said of the surplus items offered through the program. Kahkola testified he recalled screening for the truck and that he told McCoy he was remodeling his home and did not have a truck. Kahkola said he asked McCoy if he would have a problem with that. “He didn’t care,” Kahkola said. Kahkola said he put in his request for the truck through the program’s website, and it was approved. Kahkola said he then obtained McCoy’s signature on a document so he could pick up the vehicle. The truck eventually was titled to Kahkola, with documents again signed by McCoy, Kahkola said. Kahkola said neither McCoy or any other official asked for the truck back or indicated an intent to use it in an official capacity. Kahkola said he kept the truck at his house, and other officers knew he had the vehicle.

In obtaining the camper, Kahkola said, he mistakenly used his Garrett screening code because it was similar to his Auburn code. He acknowledged the camper was intended for his personal use and that he did not have any conversations with McCoy about it. “I screened a lot of things without talking to the chief. He didn’t care about that stuff. He didn’t have a problem with that,” Kahkola testified. Kahkola said he picked up the camper from Kentucky and spent time fixing it up. Eventually he used it as part of a trade-in for another vehicle at an area car dealership. During cross-examination, Rowe asked Kahkola if he was familiar with the guidelines and rules of the surplus equipment program. Kahkola said he was. “(One of the ) primary rules is that this program has never been, and never will be, a shopping program for personal gain,” Rowe said. “Were you shopping for personal gain?’ “I guess everybody else did, too,” said Kahkola. Earlier in the trial, Kahkola said other officers had obtained equipment through the program such as four-wheelers, computer equipment, a generator and another camper. Kahkola agreed that the purpose of the program is to benefit police departments and not individuals. “So when you went screening for property, you were supposed to be screening for property needed by the police department?” Rowe asked. Yes, Kahkola agreed, admitting that he indicated in his request that the item would be for police use and not his personal use. Rowe drew Kahkola’s attention to a portion of a deposition given by McCoy, in which McCoy said it would not have been permissible for Kahkola to keep the truck for three years for his personal use. When asked whether Kahkola thought McCoy was lying under oath,

Kahkola replied, “Yes, he was.” Rowe noted that in his deposition, McCoy also stated he would not have allowed Kahkola to trade in the camper. “So he’s lying under oath?” Rowe asked. “Yes, he’s lying under oath,” Kahkola replied. Rowe asked Kahkola whether McCoy had told him to resign or face being fired from the Auburn Police Department. Kahkola agreed McCoy had said that. “He was in the hot seat, and if he doesn’t do anything, it’s going to look bad on him,” Kahkola said. Before inviting closing statements from Likes and Rowe, Wallace pointed out that in charging documents, the conversions are alleged to have taken place when Kahkola already had title to the truck and camper. “If conversion occurred, it occurred prior to the title being transferred to Mr. Kahkola’s name,” Wallace said. He invited the attorneys to address that issue in their closing statements. Rowe said timing was not a critical element in this particular charge. “The fact is he did it. He got property by false pretenses, used it for his own personal use and then disposed of it without authority,” Rowe said. Rowe conceded that the program was “sloppy” and was not correctly supervised. “But that doesn’t mean a police officer has the right to take advantage of it,” Rowe added. “He turned this federal program into a personal shopping program. It doesn’t matter that other people did the same thing. It doesn’t make it right.” Likes argued that while the program was being run in a “very slip-shod fashion” there was no unauthorized use of the items. “The evidence is uncontradicted that the way the program was being run, a reasonable person could have believed that the department was not going to say it was unauthorized use,” Likes said.


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Lions tame visiting Barons BY PHIL FRIEND

4-SYRACUSE .........................69 INDIANA ....................................52

TUESDAY’S GAMES DETROIT.................................107 MIAMI ..........................................97 BOSTON.................................108 MILWAUKEE ........................100 DENVER.................................. 111 BROOKLYN .............................87 PHILADELPHIA .................126 ORLANDO .............. 125 (2OT)

TUESDAY’S GAMES COLUMBUS ..............................1 TAMPA BAY.................................0 CAROLINA...................................4 WASHINGTON .........................1 SAN JOSE ...................................4 TORONTO....................................2

Briefly • Norte Dame OC hired as Miami coach Notre Dame offensive coordinator Chuck Martin was hired Tuesday as the head coach at Miami of Ohio, which is coming off one of the worst seasons in its history. Martin succeeds Don Treadwell, who was fired after the RedHawks lost their first five games this season. Treadwell went 8-21 at his alma mater. Offensive coordinator Mike Bath finished the season as interim coach. The RedHawks lost to Ball State 55-14 last Friday, finishing the season 0-12.

Area Events • TO DAY SW I M M I NG DeKalb at F W South Side, 6:3 0 p.m. TH U R S DAY G I R LS BAS K ETBALL Lakewood Park at Fairview (Ohio), 6 p.m. W R E STLI NG South Adams at Garrett, 6:3 0 p.m. Homestead at DeKalb, 6 :3 0 p.m.

On The Air • SO C CE R Premier, Everton vs. Manchester United, N BCS N, 2:4 0 p.m. COLLEGE BASKETBALL Maryland vs. Ohio St ate, E S P N, 7 p.m. Wisconsin vs. Virgini a, E S P N2, 7 p.m. Saint Joseph’s vs. Temple, E S P N EWS, 8 p.m. Penn vs. Villanova, Fox Sports 1, 8 p.m. North Carolina vs. Michigan St ate, E S P N, 9 p.m. Boston College vs. Purdue, E S P N2, The Fan 13 8 0 AM, 9 p.m. N H L HO CK EY Philade lphia vs. Detroit, N BCS N, 8 p.m. N BA BAS K ETBALL Indiana vs. Ut ah, The Fan 1 0 6.7 F M, 8:3 0 p.m.

LEO — The DeKalb girls basketball team had numerous opportunities to steal the win from Leo in Tuesday’s non-conference tilt. Unfortunately for the Barons, missed shots and turnovers in the final four minutes prevented the Barons from chipping into the Lions’ small lead, and host Leo hung on to earn a 49-46 victory. “We didn’t shoot the ball very well but still had a chance at the end,” said DeKalb coach Nick David. “We had good looks and they just didn’t fall. But you can’t rely on that. You have to rely on your defense to give you buckets in transition and we didn’t have that (Tuesday night).” With 4:31 left in the game, DeKalb’s Skylar Ostrowski hit a jump hook to cut Leo’s lead to 44-41. Thirty seconds later, Leo’s Jenna Beer got a lay-up to make it 46-41, and that’s where the score stayed for 2 1/2 minutes as the Barons couldn’t take advantage of Leo turnovers — the Lions had 21 for the game — and missed open looks at the basket. Despite that, the Barons did make things interesting late after Baylee Rinehart made a free throw and Brooke Leins hit a lay-up with 23.7 seconds left to make it 47-44. The Baron defense rose to the occasion and forced a turnover with its press, but Rinehart’s jumper from inside the paint with 13 seconds left missed, and Leo’s Toby Carman sank both free throws on the ensuing foul.


Leo’s Tia Lindsey, with ball, breaks out from the pack after stripping the ball from a DeKalb player during Tuesday night’s non-conference game.

Leo’s 21 turnovers — to DeKalb’s 11 — kept the Barons in the game. DeKalb struggled shooting from the field (17 of 50, 34 percent) and the free-throw line (8 of 17, 47 percent). “You have to give credit to Leo. They did a nice job stepping up and hitting free throws, and we didn’t. You can’t win games when

DeKalb’s Maddy Fifer (24) and Kendall Kelley (30) give chase.

Lion freshman Abbie Heischman led her team with 14 points and hit two treys in the first half. Beer came off the bench to score 11 points and Carman was also in double figures with 10 points. For David, however, it was DeKalb’s defensive play which

you’re doing that,” David said. “When you shoot that percentage from the free-throw line, you’re not going to win.” Leo, on the other hand, made 19 of 34 shots (56 percent) from the field, with Lion players using their athleticism to slice through the Baron defense for lay-ups and knock down open jumpers.


No. 4 Syracuse defeats Indiana, 69-52 SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Last March, Syracuse shut down Indiana in the NCAA tournament with coach Jim Boeheim’s signature 2-3 zone defense. Different season, same result for the Hoosiers. The Orange backcourt of Trevor Cooney and Tyler Ennis combined for 38 points, nine assists and eight steals, and No. 4 Syracuse beat Indiana 69-52 in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Tuesday night. “Because it’s Indiana, it’s kind of like a rivalry, and they’re a really good team,” said Cooney, who scored 21 points. “We wanted to come out and prove to everyone that we’re a good team.” Syracuse, fresh from winning the Maui Invitational, registered seven blocked shots, 10 steals and matched the nation’s top team on the glass with 29 rebounds with just a 12-11 deficit on the offensive glass. Indiana shot 15 of 41 (36.6 percent) and was 6 of 13 from the field in the second half in getting outscored 36-23. “We finally got our offense going a little bit, made a couple of


Syracuse’s Trevor Cooney, left, and C. J. Fair trap Indiana’s Jeremy Hollowell during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Tuesday.

baskets, but our defense was really the difference for the first time this year,” Boeheim said. “Coming back from Hawaii, I thought the way everybody held their legs was pretty good. Our energy level was pretty

good.” So, too, was that of the crowd of 26,414, whose deafening roars in the second half rocked the Carrier Dome as the Orange assumed control. “We just get up for these games,”

Ennis said. Syracuse (8-0) has won 46 straight nonconference games at home, and there was no love lost in this rematch from last season’s East Regional semifinal won handily by the Orange. Indiana was called for two flagrant fouls Tuesday, the second coming in the second half as the game was slipping away. Syracuse used a 25-4 run to break open a tie game after holding just a 33-29 halftime lead despite scoring the game’s first 10 points. “The first three, four possessions. I’m not a big believer in the first 5 minutes, but this one was,” Indiana coach Tom Crean said. “This is one of those games where the first few possessions were going to be absolutely crucial in the second half, and they were. And it totally went the other way. I’m unbelievably disappointed in the lack of fight in the second half.” The youthful Hoosiers (6-2) had only lost, 59-58, to No. 12 Connecticut at Madison Square Garden in the championship game of the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Wounded Warrior Project.

Yanks, Ellsbury reach $153 million deal NEW YORK (AP) — Free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, fresh off winning the World Series with Boston, reached agreement with the rival New York Yankees on a seven-year contract worth about $153 million, a person familiar with the negotiations said Tuesday night. Ellsbury is the second major free-agent addition in the Yankees’ offseason rebuilding after missing the playoffs for just the second time in 19 years. The center fielder was to take a physical in New York on Wednesday that he must pass before the deal can be finalized, the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity because no statements were authorized. The Yankees also had been negotiating with outfielder Shin-Soo Choo, who like Ellsbury is represented by agent Scott Boras. Earlier Tuesday, New York finalized an $85 million, five-year contract with All-Star catcher Brian McCann. There is a long history of stars moving from Beantown to the Big Apple during their careers. Babe Ruth was the most famous, and

Roger Clemens, Wade Boggs and Johnny Damon followed. Ellsbury, who turned 30 in September, led the majors with 52 stolen bases despite being hobbled late in the season by a broken right foot. The lefty-hitting leadoff man batted .298 with nine homers and 53 RBIs, and the short right-field porch at Yankee Stadium should boost his power numbers. Ellsbury’s deal includes a $21 million option for the 2021 season, with a $5 million buyout. If the option is exercised, the deal would be worth $169 million over eight years. His agreement may not be finalized this week, and it’s possible he could be introduced by the Yankees during a news conference at the winter meetings next week in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The move would raise the Yankees’ luxury tax payroll to about $138 million for 10 players. The Yankees hope to get under the $189 million tax threshold next season, which includes about $177 million for salaries for the 40-man roster and approximately $12 million for benefits.

Cochran named third-team All-State CARMEL — DeKalb junior Brennan Cochran was selected third-team All-State at the Indiana Soccer Coaches Association banquet on Nov. 24. Cochran was also selected First Team All-District. In the all-star games played on Nov. 23, Cocharn scored two goals in the first game and had two more in the afternoon game, scoring the match-winner with 15 seconds left in the second contest. This season, Cochran finished with 41 goals and 10 assists in helping the Barons finish 16-4 and reach the regional championship game. DeKalb senior Ross Gramling was honored as an ISCA Top Team player, and senior Landon Cochran earned Second Team All-District honors for the second straight year.





Garrett wrestling moves forward without Lee BY PHIL FRIEND

GARRETT — Make no mistake, there’s plenty of talent on this year’s Garrett wrestling squad, even without the return of two-time state qualifier Hayden Lee. The loss of Lee — who moved to Ohio in the offseason — is a difficult one for the Railroader program. The would-be senior went 40-5 last year and finished in sixth place at 106 pounds in the Indiana High School Athletic Association state finals last season. Lee also placed third in the same weight class in 2012. Leading the charge for the coach Nick Kraus and the Railroaders this season is 195-pound junior Bo Davis, a semistate qualifier last year. Davis (27-11) actually finished fifth in the regional but advanced after another wrestler had to bow out of the semistate. The drive is there for Davis to not only reach the semistate again, but make it to the state finals as well. Kraus said that Davis was a smaller 195-pounder last year but has filled out his frame in preparation for this winter. “It’s just his work ethic,” Kraus said. “He always wants to learn more. Bo will tell you he’s got a lot to work on but his strength was one of the biggest things over the summer and the offseason, not only in wrestling but in football. He’s got his numbers up there pretty good and grew into the 195-pound weight class. “He’ll get a hold of me after practice, look stuff up on YouTube, do research. He just put in a lot of work.” Over the summer, Davis

The 2013-14 Garrett High School wrestling team. Front row (left to right): Zak Kashmer, Dalton Halferty, Dustin Underwood, Kaylea Isham, Heavyn Heal, Stacy McBride, Derrek Metzger, Dustin Alwine, Anton Novy and Dylan DeMarco. Middle row: Jordan Gunion, Michael Sexton, Carlos Jimenez, Samuel Lawrence, Cordell Camp, Trent Schott, Drake Stafford, Noah Hartman, Jaden Barker and Gabe Gunion. Back row: Head coach Nick Kraus, Dylan VandeZande, Junior Custer, Ivan Jacobs, Kyler Perez, Blake Davis, Bo Davis, Sean Heiman, Ryan Hathaway, Assistant Coach Tyler Lanning and Assistant Coach Mike Poppe.

also entered himself into the national tournament and went 11-1, wrestling a couple of state qualifiers from Michigan, and beating one of them. Davis also had knee surgery in the offseason, although he did play football in the fall without complication in the latter half of the season. Also expected to be among the top wrestlers is senior 160-pounder Gabe Gunion (20-12). Gunion was a regional qualifier as a sophomore, but last

year Kraus said he was wrestling two classer higher than he should have. “It was tough wrestling at the weight he was at,” Kraus said. “The weight class was stacked in our area. The first-place finisher in our sectional was a state-runner-up, and the secondand third-place finishers in his sectional and regional have graduated, and he’s got the possibility of making state if he can stay consistent in practice.”

Sophomore Blake Davis (220) is another top returner, but his availability is in doubt due to a broke foot suffered during football season. He went 18-10 last year in the same weight class. “I don’t know if he’ll be back before sectionals,” Kraus said. Junior Kyler Perez is likely to wrestle at 220. Senior Dustin Alwine (138 pounds) went 9-16 a year ago, a record hurt due to the fact he was recovering from surgery. Kraus

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BARONS: Ehmke leads Dekalb with 14 points; Rinehart adds 13

Girls Basketball

FROM PAGE B1 Leo 49, DeKalb 46

Dawson’s doubledouble leads Garrett

DeKalb Players fg-fga ft-fta tp rb as st Leins g 2-10 0-0 4 2 2 1 Rinehart g 3-18 6-12 13 5 1 1 Ostrowski f 4-5 0-0 8 2 0 2 Fifer g 2-3 0-0 4 3 2 0 Kelley f 1-2 1-2 3 7 0 4 Ehmke 5-12 1-3 14 7 1 1 Beachey 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 Totals 17-50 8-17 46 26 6 10 Leo Players fg-fga ft-fta tp rb as st Adams 2-3 0-0 4 2 1 1 Sanderson 1-1 1-2 3 0 0 1 Lindsey 3-6 1-3 7 6 1 2 Heischman 5-8 2-2 14 3 1 0 Carman f 3-7 4-6 10 3 1 0 Wills 0-1 0-0 0 1 0 0 Beer 5-6 0-1 11 5 0 2 Imel 0-2 0-0 0 4 1 0 Neff 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 Totals 19-34 8-14 49 24 5 6 DeKalb 10 12 14 10 — 46 Leo 10 14 16 9 — 49 3-point field goals — DeKalb 4-18 (Ehmke 3-9, Rinehart 1-8, Leins 0-1), Leo 3-6 (Heischman 2-5, Beer 1-1). Team rebounds — DeKalb 2, Leo 5. Turnovers — DeKalb 11, Leo 21. Total fouls — DeKalb 13, Leo 11.

irked him the most. “We let them get to the basket untouched,” David said. “We work way too hard on defense to let that happen. So that’s very disappointing. We just have to go back to work tomorrow and try to get ready for our first conference game. “We talked for two days about (Heischman and Beer), and they were still able to get some open looks. Brooke Leins didn’t come out of the game. She played her heart out, but we have to have better help-side defense and not let people just go to the basket.” Rachel Ehmke matched Heischman’s total with 14 points and also had a co-team-high seven rebounds. Rinehart tallied 13 points, Ostrowski had eight points, Leins and Maddy Fifer had four points each, and Kendall Kelley had three points. Kelley also had seven rebounds. DeKalb led 15-13 in the


DeKalb’s Baylee Rinehart (back) and Maddy Fifer (right) double-team Leo’s Morgan Sanderson near mid-court in the third quarter of Tuesday night’s game. The Barons lost to the Lions, 49-46.

second quarter before Leo went on an 8-1 run to take a 21-16 lead. A Rinehart 3-pointer and free-throw cut Leo’s lead to 21-20, with the Lions taking a 24-22 lead into the break. Rinehart hit two free-throws to tie it at 24-24 12 seconds into the third quarter, but Leo then went on a 14-2 run over the next four minutes to push the lead to 28-26. But the Barons responded with a 10-2 run of their

own, including a pair of 3-pointers from Ehmke, to cut Leo’s lead to 40-36 after three quarters. “Rachel hit some big 3s for us,” David said. “She had a couple good looks there at the end, just didn’t fall.” Junior Varisty Leo 40, DeKalb 33 Leo defeated DeKalb, 40-33, in junior varsity action. Marisa Robinett led the Barons with 13 points,

with both Alyson Noye and Jade Bollet scoring nine points each. Libbie Koeppe chipped in two points. Freshman Leo 33, DeKalb 22 Leo won the freshman game with a 30-22 victory over DeKalb. For the Barons, Hannah Ring had 12 points, Mikalyn Doty had five points, Erin Sukala and Jessica Schamper had two points each, and Jordan Whan had one point.

Pistons snap Heat’s 10-game streak MIAMI (AP) — It was just a game, not a playoff series. Still, Brandon Jennings finally got a long-awaited win over the Miami Heat. And he made the two biggest plays to get it done. Jennings made a deep, well-covered 3-pointer to snuff out one Miami rally with 4:09 left, then stole the ball from LeBron James to set up another score two minutes later, and the Detroit Pistons beat the Heat 107-97 on Tuesday night to snap the NBA champions’ 10-game winning streak. Kyle Singler scored 18 points to lead seven Detroit players in double figures,

said he’s improved his bench from 185 pounds to 240. “That’s going to help him a lot wrestling at 138,” Kraus said. “He’ll be one of the stronger wrestlers in the area, directing younger and older kids on some things to do. I think he can go pretty far in the state tournament series.” Garrett also has a strong incoming freshman class that went 13-0 last year in dual meets and won both the Tri-County Athletic Conference and Allen County Athletic Conference championships. “They’re used to being successful,” Kraus said. “They have high expectations coming in and spent a lot of time in offseason tournaments. A lot of them have been wrestling since they were younger and they know what their goals are.” Three freshman expected to start immediately are Dylan DeMarco (113), Jordan Barker (132) and Jordan Gunion (145) Replacing Lee at 106 pounds is sophomore Zane Hargrove. “He was around .500 last year and didn’t have much wrestling experience,” Kraus said. “He went to some wrestling tournaments this offseason and went to a club called Warrior Elite all summer long. He’s a guy I look to have some success.” Others in the mix to earn varsity time are senior Dustin Underwood (126 pounds), sophomore Michael Sexton (152), junior Ryan Hathaway (170), senior Sean Heiman (182), senior Ivan Jacobs (285), sophomore Samuel Lawrence (152) and senior Dalton Halferty (120).

Andre Drummond had 18 rebounds — more than any three Heat players combined — and Greg Monroe and Rodney Stuckey each scored 16 for the Pistons. “We had a lot of good performances from a lot of people,” Pistons coach Maurice Cheeks said. “Then we just held our composure because we knew that at some point they’d make a run. Brandon made that big 3 and we were able to hold on. When Brandon hit that big 3, it kind of settled us down a little bit.” It might have of deflated the Heat, too. Miami trailed by as many as 18 and then got within

three on a dunk by James midway through the fourth. The Heat then missed their next three shots, two of them 3-point tries that would have knotted the game, before Jennings connected from 26 feet out — “the dagger from 90 feet,” James said afterward — to put Detroit up by six. “Just the way the game goes,” said Heat guard Norris Cole, who was defending Jennings on the play. “He made a big shot. Just got to tip your hat.” The Heat never got any closer. They nearly did, being down seven and with James charging downcourt with about two minutes left,

but Jennings stole the ball away, brought it to the other end and set up Monroe for an easy bucket that sealed the deal for Detroit. And for Jennings — who predicted his Milwaukee Bucks would oust the Heat in six games when they met in the opening round of last season’s playoffs, then got swept — it was a small measure of comeuppance. “They didn’t make shots down the stretch that they usually do,” said Jennings, who’s in his first season with the Pistons. “We’re still getting better and better. But we can’t have a stretch like in the fourth, with a lead, that we couldn’t get a bucket.”

GARRETT — Garrett senior Brandi Dawson had a double-double with 29 points and 19 rebounds to lead the Railroaders past Prairie Heights, 57-33, on Tuesday night. Emily Somers knocked down a pair of 3-pointers Dawson and finished with nine points and seven rebounds. Kaitlin Wisel scored seven points, Rachel DePew had five points, Drue Bodey had three points, and Rachel Stafford and Megan Newby both had two points. Dawson and DePew both had four assists each. Garrett also won the junior varsity game, 24-15. For the Railroaders, Newby led the way with eight points. Lyndsey Gibson had six points, Tori Baver had five points, Ally Gottfried had four points and Amanda Stump had one point. Both Baver and Sutton had five rebounds each.

Seventh Grade Basketball Norwell tops DeKalb OSSIAN — DeKalb lost to Norwell Tuesday night, 32-23. Ben Christianson led DeKalb with eight points and Bailey Clark added six points. Dalton Smith, Kyle Dunham, Luke Hansen and Bryce Handshoe all had a basket. Cade Molargik made a free throw to finish the scoring for DeKalb.

Canterbury defeats Lakewood Park AUBURN — Lakewood Park Christian lost to Fort Wayne Canterbury, 40-28, on Monday. Zeke Farnsworth scored 14 to lead all scorers in the game and Jake Ingram added 10 for Lakewood. A quick start and a strong defensive showing kept the Panthers within seven at the half, but the Cavalier defense played a strong second half allowing them to pull ahead for the win.

LPC falls to Smith Academy FORT WAYNE — Lakewood Park Christian lost to Smith Adacemy, 48-36, on Tuesday night. The Panthers had their highest scoring game of the season led by Zeke Farnsworth, who scored 26 points. Jake Ingram and Brent Thurber also scored for the Panthers.

Eighth Grade Basketball Patriots remain undefeated OSSIAN — DeKalb improved its record to 3-0 with a 34-32 over Norwell on Tuesday night. Logan Kruse led the scoring with 15 points. Alec Brunsen had six points to help the Patriots, while Nic Graber, Jared Reutebuch and Logan Petre all hit a 3-pointer. Colin Goebel and Jackson Pyck Hontz each had two to round out the scoring for the Patriots.

Panthers defeat Canterbury AUBURN — The Lakewood Park Christian eighth-grade team defeated Canterbury, 34-32, on Monday. The Panthers (1-1) used a combination of strong aggressive defense, and a balanced offensive attack to take the win over the rival Cavaliers. The Panthers were led by Colton Edgar’s game-high 11. Harrison Roberts had eight points and Drew Lyons scored seven points. Carsten White and Elijah Gardner also scored for Lakewood. Roberts, Isaac Schlotterback and Carter Gonzales were noted for their roles in a Panther defense which created 19 turnovers in the game.

LPC defeats Smith Academy FORT WAYNE — Colton Edgar led a balanced Lakewood Park Christian attack with 14 points as the Panthers defeated Smith Academy, 37-33, on Tuesday. Chase Yoder added seven points and Harrison Roberts had six. Carter Gonzales, Elijah Gardner, Carsten White and Drew Lyons also all scored for the Panthers.

Boys Basketball Standings Northeast Hoosier Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Norwell 0 0 1 0 Columbia City 0 0 1 1 DeKalb 0 0 1 1 Homestead 0 0 1 1 New Haven 0 0 1 0 Bellmont 0 0 0 2 Carroll 0 0 0 2 East Noble 0 0 0 2 Saturday’s Results DeKalb 43, Eastside 26 Lakeland 62, East Noble 49 Homestead 70, Merrillville 42 Norwell 64, Adams Central 51 Penn 69, Carroll 56 Warsaw 46, Columbia City 35 Woodlan 62, Bellmont 40 Tuesday’s Games New Haven 52, Northrop 40 Friday’s Games Columbia City at Northrop DeKalb at FW North Side Blackhawk Christian at New Haven Concordia at Carroll Homestead at Warsaw Saturday, Dec. 7 Bellmont at Whitko Tuesday, Dec. 10 Churubusco at Columbia City Northrop at Carroll Homestead at FW South Side Leo at DeKalb Wednesday, Dec. 11 Huntington North at New Haven Saturday, Dec. 14 Columbia City at Marion DeKalb at Goshen East Noble at Snider Canterbury at Carroll Heritage at Bellmont Homestead at Bishop Dwenger New Haven at Leo Norwell at Southern Wells Northeast Corner Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L West Noble 0 0 2 0 Angola 0 0 1 0 Fairfield 0 0 1 0 Lakeland 0 0 1 0 Eastside 0 0 1 1 Hamilton 0 0 1 1 Westview 0 0 1 1 Central Noble 0 0 0 1 Churubusco 0 0 0 1 Fremont 0 0 0 1 Prairie Heights 0 0 0 1 Saturday’s Results Angola 46, Wawasee 44 DeKalb 43, Eastside 26 Lakeland 62, East Noble 49 Garrett 62, Prairie Heights 51 Blackhawk Christian 85, Fremont 60 Hamilton 67, Clinton Christian 52 Northridge 54, Westview 50 West Noble 76, Bethany Christian 42 Friday’s Games Central Noble at Angola Churubusco at Westview Eastside at Canterbury Fairfield at Prairie Heights Fremont at Lakeland Hamilton at Elkhart Christian Saturday’s Games Bethany Christian at Prairie Heights Lakeland Christian at Hamilton Wawasee at West Noble Tuesday, Dec. 10 Churubusco at Columbia City Eastside at Blackhawk Christian Elkhart Christian at Prairie Heights Garrett at Fremont The Howe School at Hamilton Lakeland at Fairfield Whitko at Central Noble Woodlan at Angola Thursday, Dec. 12 NorthWood at Westview West Noble at Bremen Friday, Dec. 13 Northridge at Angola Saturday, Dec. 14 Fairfield at NorthWood Hamilton at Fremont Lakeland at Bethany Christian Prairie Heights at Eastside West Noble at Churubusco Westview at Central Noble Allen County Athletic Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Leo 0 0 1 0 Adams Central 0 0 1 1 Bluffton 0 0 1 1 Garrett 0 0 1 1 South Adams 0 0 2 1 Woodlan 0 0 1 1 Heritage 0 0 0 0 Southern Wells 0 0 0 1 Saturday’s Results Garrett 62, Prairie Heights 51 Norwell 64, Adams Central 51 Blackford 69, Bluffton 62 Leo 79, Whitko 46 South Adams 74, Daleville 33 Woodlan 62, Bellmont 40 Tuesday’s Games Wayne at Heritage South Adams 84, Muncie Burris 47 Friday’s Games Leo at Heritage South Adams at Bluffton Southern Wells at Adams Central Woodlan at Garrett Saturday, Dec. 7 Bluffton at Jay County Tuesday, Dec. 10 Garrett at Fremont Heritage at Lakewood Park Leo at DeKalb Southern Wells at Eastbrook Union City at Adams Central Woodlan at Angola Friday, Dec. 13 Adams Central at Canterbury Saturday, Dec. 14 Adams Central at Parkway, Ohio FW Blackhawk at Woodlan Heritage at Bellmont New Haven at Leo Northfield at Bluffton Norwell at Southern Wells South Adams at Jay County

Girls Basketball Standings Northeast Hoosier Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Homestead 0 0 4 0 Norwell 0 0 4 0 Columbia City 0 0 5 1 East Noble 0 0 3 1 DeKalb 0 0 3 2 New Haven 0 0 3 2 Carroll 0 0 1 4 Bellmont 0 0 0 4 Friday’s Results DeKalb 54, Northrop 53 Carroll 61, Bishop Dwenger 40 Columbia City 57, FW North Side 36 Homestead 83, Huntington North 52 Saturday’s Results Concordia 60, New Haven 25 Tuesday’s Games Leo 49, DeKalb 46 East Noble 59, Lakeland 25 Bellmont at Concordia Columbia City 51, Bishop Dwenger 26 Snider 60, Carroll 55, OT Wednesday’s Game New Haven at Wayne Thursday’s Game Homestead at Norwell Saturday’s Games New Haven at East Noble DeKalb at Bellmont Columbia City at Carroll Monday’s Game Marion at Carroll Tuesday, Dec. 10 FW North Side at New Haven Wednesday, Dec. 11 Northrop at East Noble Homestead at Angola Bellmont at Leo Friday, Dec. 13 Bellmont at East Noble Carroll at DeKalb Homestead at New Haven Norwell at Columbia City Saturday, Dec. 14 Homestead vs. Grosse Pointe (Mich.) South in Best of Michigan Holiday Classic at Dearborn Heights Robichaud Northeast Corner Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Fairfield 2 0 4 1 Westview 1 0 3 2 Angola 3 1 3 4 West Noble 2 1 4 2 Lakeland 2 1 4 3 Fremont 1 1 3 1 Churubusco 1 1 3 4 Prairie Heights 1 2 3 4 Hamilton 0 2 1 3




Central Noble 0 2 1 4 Eastside 0 2 0 4 Friday’s Results Angola 47, Lakeland 36 Churubusco 69, Eastside 46 Fairfield 45, Wawasee 22 West Noble 45, Fremont 38 Westview 60, Prairie Heights 41 Saturday’s Results Prairie Heights 59, Wawasee 46 Monday’s Result Central Noble 52, Blackhawk Christian 37 Tuesday’s Games Churubusco 66, Adams Central 54 Fairfield 57, Angola 45 East Noble 59, Lakeland 25 North Central (Ohio) 46, Hamilton 43 Garrett 57, Prairie Heights 33 West Noble 64, Wawasee 53 Northridge 54, Westview 38 Wednesday’s Games Fremont at Heritage Woodlan at Eastside Thursday’s Games Blackhawk Christian at Churubusco Westview at Bremen Friday’s Games Prairie Heights at Bethany Christian Saturday’s Games Angola at Central Noble Lakeland at Fremont West Noble at Eastside Westview at Churubusco Prairie Heights at Fairfield Lakeland Christian at Hamilton Tuesday, Dec. 10 Concord at Lakeland Central Noble at Bethany Christian Westview at Elkhart Christian Goshen at West Noble Wednesday, Dec. 11 Homestead at Angola Reading, Mich., at Fremont Friday, Dec. 13 Central Noble at Westview Churubusco at West Noble Eastside at Prairie Heights Fairfield at Lakeland Saturday, Dec. 14 Hamilton at Fremont Allen County Athletic Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Garrett 1 0 7 0 Leo 1 0 5 0 South Adams 1 0 4 0 Southern Wells 1 0 3 3 Woodlan 0 1 4 1 Heritage 0 1 2 2 Adams Central 0 1 1 4 Bluffton 0 1 1 5 Friday’s Results Garrett 67, Woodlan 37 Leo 48, Heritage 40 South Adams 53, Bluffton 33 Saturday’s Result Southern Wells 54, Adams Central 48 Tuesday’s Games Churubusco 66, Adams Central 54 Leo 49, DeKalb 46 Southern Wells 47, Mississinewa 28 Garrett 57, Prairie Heights 33 Wednesday’s Games Fremont at Heritage Woodlan at Eastside Thursday’s Game Muncie Burris at South Adams Saturday’s Games Garrett at Leo South Adams at Heritage Woodlan at Adams Central Southern Wells at Bluffton Tuesday, Dec. 10 Wes-Del at Bluffton Winchester at South Adams Wednesday, Dec. 11 Bellmont at Leo Thursday, Dec. 12 Blackhawk Christian at Heritage Friday, Dec. 13 Garrett at Adams Central Bluffton at Woodlan Heritage at Southern Wells Leo at South Adams

Prep Basketball Scores BOYS BASKETBALL Baptist Academy 75, Indpls International 64 Bethany Christian 71, Lakeland Christian 43 Bloomington Lighthouse 73, Southside Christian 43 Brownstown 90, Salem 36 Casey-Westfield, Ill. 51, Terre Haute South 49 Castle 80, Boonville 38 Christian Academy 69, Henryville 41 Clarksville 67, Floyd Central 57 Cloverdale 80, Eminence 50 Eastbrook 41, Northfield 36 Ev. Day 48, Webster Co., Ky. 46, OT Ft. Wayne North 74, Ft. Wayne Blackhawk 64 Greenwood Christian 79, Liberty Christian 69 Guerin Catholic 78, Indpls Herron 58 Henderson Co., Ky. 57, Ev. Harrison 56 Indiana Deaf 67, Christel House Academy 55 Indpls Marshall 97, Indpls Metro 66 Indy Perry Meridian 74, Greenwood 52 Jimtown 76, Howe School 27 LaVille 66, N. Judson 37 Lawrenceburg 67, Franklin Co. 56 Muncie South 68, Winchester 66, OT N. Knox 62, Union (Dugger) 42 New Haven 52, Ft. Wayne Northrop 40 Oregon-Davis 62, LaCrosse 48 Providence Cristo Rey 75, Indiana Math and Science Academy 48 River Forest 45, S. Central (LaPorte) 43, OT S. Adams 84, Muncie Burris 47 S. Bend Riley 63, Glenn 51 S. Putnam 58, Turkey Run 50 Scottsburg 84, Eastern (Pekin) 78 Tippecanoe Valley 56, Argos 26 Triton 59, Plymouth 44 Union Co. 78, Seton Catholic 68 Yorktown 57, Alexandria 49 Cass County Tournament Logansport 77, Cass 68 Delphi Tournament First Round Rossville 70, N. White 52 Tri-County 53, Carroll (Flora) 37 Lafayette J&C Hoops Classic First Round McCutcheon 63, Frankfort 56 Twin Lakes 61, Benton Central 47 GIRLS BASKETBALL Attica 74, Hoopeston, Ill. 17 Barr-Reeve 48, Paoli 36 Bedford N. Lawrence 74, Jennings Co. 34 Benton Central 43, N. Montgomery 31 Bethesda Christian 31, University 27 Bloomington South 46, Seymour 38 Borden 52, New Washington 32 Brown Co. 48, Mitchell 40 Center Grove 49, Franklin 39 Chesterton 64, E. Chicago 37 Churubusco 66, Adams Central 54 Clinton Prairie 32, Carroll (Flora) 30 Columbia City 51, F.W. Dwenger 26 Crawfordsville 55, Fountain Central 47 Dubois 53, Washington Catholic 33 E. Noble 59, Lakeland 25 Eastern Hancock 58, S. Decatur 48 Edgewood 64, S. Vermillion 33 Fairfield 56, Angola 45 Forest Park 34, Southridge 31 Franklin Central 51, Lawrence Central 39 Frankton 39, Eastern (Greentown) 27 Ft. Wayne Snider 60, Carroll (Ft. Wayne) 55, OT Garrett 57, Prairie Hts. 33 Goshen 42, Elkhart Central 28 Greencastle 44, Tri-West 40 Greensburg 39, Franklin Co. 25 Indian Creek 58, Morristown 41 Indpls Chatard 62, Indy Shortridge 46 Indpls Pike 74, Warren Central 36 Indpls Tech 51, Beech Grove 41 Knightstown 73, Edinburgh 31 Lapel 54, Indpls Lutheran 46 Lawrence North 92, Carmel 31 Lebanon 40, Greenfield 31 Leo 49, DeKalb 46 Madison 62, Floyd Central 57 Michigan City 54, S. Bend Clay 46 Michigan City Marquette 51, S. Bend Career Academy 9 Mishawaka 60, Concord 26 Mooresville 39, Terre Haute North 31 Morgan Twp. 46, Wheeler 26 Muncie Central 60, Monroe Central 34 N. Daviess 61, Shoals 40 N. Harrison 61, Jasper 52 N. Posey 55, Wood Memorial 39 New Castle 54, New Palestine 37 Northridge 54, Westview 38 Orleans 40, Loogootee 23 Owen Valley 74, Linton 44 Penn 41, NorthWood 33 Pioneer N. Central, Ohio 46, Hamilton 43 Princeton 56, Mt. Vernon (Posey) 24

Rochester 55, Culver 50, OT S. Bend Adams 57, Elkhart Memorial 46 S. Newton 42, Frontier 41 Shenandoah 55, Hagerstown 38 Southern Wells 47, Mississinewa 28 Southmont 58, Rockville 45 Switzerland Co. 72, Milan 32 Terre Haute South 53, Northview 50 Tri 53, Cambridge City 35 Tri-Central 54, N. Miami 34 Union City 41, Cowan 36 W. Central 56, Winamac 38 W. Noble 64, Wawasee 53 W. Vigo 57, Sullivan 40 White River Valley 44, Clay City 38 Cass County Tournament Logansport 84, Cass 43

Bowling Kendallville USBC Bowling Assoc. Weekly High Scores Nov. 24-30 SUNDAY NITERS Team Pinseekers 947 game, 2746 series Individual Karena Woods 282 game, 643 series Sam Anglin 286 game Doug Terry 772 series 1st place Four T’s, Pinseekers and Early Birds tied at 4-0 MONDAY NIGHT SALLIES Team Antiques & More 1145 game, 3300 series Individual Lisa Terry 201 game, 549 series 1st place Shadow Bowl and Lucky Charms tied at 6-2 MONDAY NITE FOOTBALL LEAGUE Team Average Joe’s 703 game, 2060 series Individual Micheala Turnbull 253 game, 675 series Mike Chester 265 game, 711 series 1st place Average Joes 31-13 BUD CAMPBELL MEM. LEAGUE Team Lost Cause 1205 game, 3262 series Individual Lynnete Leamon 229 game, 573 series Jerry Campbell 255 game, 652 series 1st place Team No. 2 12-0 INDUSTRIAL LEAGUE Team Gridrion 1189 game R & M Small Engine Repair 3355 series Individual Jared Marcellus 279 game Dustin Fike 694 series 1st place Furthmiller Motors 4-0 BUD & MAXINE CAMPBELL MEMORIAL YOUTH LEAGUE Bantam League Individual Jenna Trout 74 game, 211 series Bryson Mills 86 game, 240 series JR/SR LEAGUE Team Team No. 4 1041 game, 2938 series Individual Cheyenne Woods 184 game Melinda Smith 517 series Joey James 247 game, 588 series 1st Place Team No. 4 and Team No. 1 tied at 7-1 Auburn Bowl High scores for the week of Nov. 25 MEN Moose – Mike Hasselman 267 game, 710 series, Mike Casselman 255 and 267 games, 757 series, Tim Perkins 265, 714 series, Gary Thompson 256, Jack Pfierman 269, 743 series, Jeff Griffith 279, 737 series, Jeff Campbell 268. Booster – Cory Wilson 278, Billy Zink 255, Rob Wilson 259 and 268 games, 763 series, Mike Plummer 258, Tim Perkins 266 Friday Night Recreation – Mike Handley 257, Ted Lichtsinn 255 WOMEN Coffee – Jeanine Rhodes 200 Friday Night Recreation – Dawn Neal 200 Adult/Youth – Jyl Lauer-Mestellar 256, 619 series Papa Johns Bowlers of the Week MEN – Jack Pfierman +179 Pins over Average WOMEN – Kim Toyias +101 poa YOUTH – Logan Moore +74 poa

Men’s College Basketball EAST Lafayette 77, Wagner 65 Middlebury 90, Castleton St. 80 Pittsburgh 78, Penn St. 69 St. Bonaventure 67, Mass.-Lowell 58 Syracuse 69, Indiana 52 Vassar 63, Drew 53 Washington (Md.) 76, Haverford 47 SOUTH Alabama A&M 66, Tennessee St. 65 Asbury 87, Centre 81 Belmont 70, Middle Tennessee 58 Clemson 65, SC State 49 Delaware 85, Charleston Southern 80 East Carolina 96, Fayetteville St. 78 Elon 87, VMI 70 FAU 75, UCF 64 Freed-Hardeman 82, Auburn-Montgomery 74 Georgia Tech 67, Illinois 64 Jacksonville 88, Trinity Baptist 75 Kentucky Wesleyan 71, Ill.-Springfield 60 Martin Methodist 64, Lindsey Wilson 62 NC Central 76, Old Dominion 69, OT North Greenville 71, Limestone 65 Nova Southeastern 77, FIU 59 Presbyterian 87, UNC Greensboro 66 Stetson 56, Bethune-Cookman 52 UNC Wilmington 69, Campbell 50 Virginia Tech 81, Winthrop 63 Winston-Salem 92, Allen 58 MIDWEST Cincinnati 86, SC-Upstate 50 Concordia (Wis.) 72, Edgewood 63 Huntington 75, Spring Arbor 62 Marian (Wis.) 62, Milwaukee Engineering 53 Miami (Ohio) 94, IPFW 87 Milwaukee 83, N. Iowa 72 Nebraska-Omaha 100, Waldorf 66 North Park 79, Alma 75 Saint Louis 68, Rockhurst 43 St. Olaf 65, Carleton 37 UMass 69, E. Michigan 57 Wilberforce 102, Indiana-East 97 Wis. Lutheran 62, Lakeland 60 Wis.-Whitewater 93, Beloit 62 SOUTHWEST Abilene Christian 93, Hillsdale Baptist 53 Arkansas 111, SE Louisiana 65 Oral Roberts 74, Cameron 64 Texas-Arlington 81, Dallas Baptist 53 UALR 88, Ark.-Fort Smith 74

Men’s College Summaries No. 4 SYRACUSE 69, INDIANA 52 INDIANA (6-2) Vonleh 2-5 13-16 17, Ferrell 4-7 0-0 12, Williams 3-9 0-0 6, Hollowell 1-4 3-4 5, Sheehey 1-7 1-1 3, Robinson 1-2 1-2 3, Gordon 1-1 0-0 2, Mosquera-Perea 1-1 0-1 2, Howard 1-1 0-0 2, Marlin 0-0 0-0 0, Etherington 0-0 0-0 0, Davis 0-3 0-0 0, Hartman 0-1 0-0 0, Jurkin 0-0 0-0 0, Fischer 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 15-41 18-24 52. SYRACUSE (8-0) Cooney 6-12 4-5 21, Ennis 6-8 4-7 17, Fair 5-10 5-7 15, Coleman 2-3 0-0 4, Christmas 1-2 1-2 3, Grant 3-8 0-2 6, Gbinije 1-2 0-0 2, Keita 0-2 1-2 1, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, Roberson 0-0 0-0 0, Patterson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-47 15-25 69. Halftime—Syracuse 33-29. 3-Point Goals—Indiana 4-14 (Ferrell 4-7, Hartman 0-1, Vonleh 0-1, Sheehey 0-1, Hollowell 0-1, Williams 0-3), Syracuse 6-13 (Cooney 5-9, Ennis 1-1, Gbinije 0-1, Fair 0-2). Fouled Out— None. Rebounds—Indiana 29 (Vonleh 6), Syracuse 29 (Ennis 7). Assists— Indiana 6 (Ferrell, Gordon 2), Syracuse 13 (Ennis 8). Total Fouls—Indiana 19, Syracuse 23. A—26,414. No. 21 UMASS 69, E. MICHIGAN 57 UMASS (7-0) Carter 2-7 3-3 7, Putney 6-9 1-2 15, Lalanne 6-11 0-0 12, Gordon 4-9 2-5 10, Williams 3-9 5-6 12, Esho 0-4 0-0 0, Bergantino 0-0 0-0 0, Davis 4-9 3-3 13, Berger 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-58 14-19 69.

E. MICHIGAN (5-2) Ward 3-7 4-4 11, Harrison 5-11 0-1 11, Riley 5-6 0-1 10, Lee 1-4 0-5 2, Talley 3-10 1-2 7, Ajayi 0-1 0-0 0, Ross 2-6 0-2 5, Bryant 2-4 0-1 4, Combs 2-9 2-3 7. Totals 23-58 7-19 57. Halftime—E. Michigan 35-31. 3-Point Goals—UMass 5-17 (Putney 2-4, Davis 2-6, Williams 1-6, Carter 0-1), E. Michigan 4-14 (Ross 1-2, Harrison 1-3, Ward 1-3, Combs 1-3, Lee 0-1, Talley 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— UMass 43 (Lalanne 12), E. Michigan 36 (Riley 9). Assists—UMass 16 (Williams 8), E. Michigan 14 (Combs, Harrison, Lee 3). Total Fouls—UMass 21, E. Michigan 14. A—1,314. MIAMI (OHIO 94, IPFW 87 IPFW (6-4) Kibiloski 6-13 0-0 17, Forbes 5-10 4-5 14, Edwards 4-6 0-1 10, Bland 2-5 1-1 5, McCray 0-2 1-2 1, Evans 6-8 0-0 16, Reed 4-7 2-7 10, Harden 3-8 0-0 9, Jacobo 2-4 0-0 5. Totals 32-63 8-16 87. MIAMI (OHIO) (1-4) Felder 10-16 6-6 26, McKnight 5-6 2-2 13, Rollins 3-6 5-8 11, Oswald 2-8 3-4 9, Johnson 2-8 0-0 4, Sullivan 8-9 3-3 23, Eustace 3-7 0-0 7, Hawkins 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 33-60 20-25 94. Halftime—IPFW 52-36. 3-Point Goals— IPFW 15-28 (Kibiloski 5-11, Evans 4-6, Harden 3-5, Edwards 2-3, Jacobo 1-1, Bland 0-2), Miami (Ohio) 8-19 (Sullivan 4-5, Oswald 2-7, McKnight 1-1, Eustace 1-4, Felder 0-1, Johnson 0-1). Fouled Out—Jacobo. Rebounds—IPFW 35 (Forbes 7), Miami (Ohio) 33 (Felder 7). Assists—IPFW 20 (Edwards 7), Miami (Ohio) 13 (Sullivan 4). Total Fouls— IPFW 21, Miami (Ohio) 20. A—1,667.

NFL Standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England 9 3 0 .750 322 261 Miami 6 6 0 .500 252 248 N.Y. Jets 5 7 0 .417 189 310 Buffalo 4 8 0 .333 267 307 South W L T Pct PF PA Indianapolis 8 4 0 .667 285 274 Tennessee 5 7 0 .417 264 267 Jacksonville 3 9 0 .250 174 352 Houston 2 10 0 .167 230 323 North W L T Pct PF PA Cincinnati 8 4 0 .667 292 216 Baltimore 6 6 0 .500 249 235 Pittsburgh 5 7 0 .417 263 278 Cleveland 4 8 0 .333 231 297 West W L T Pct PF PA Denver 10 2 0 .833 464 317 Kansas City 9 3 0 .750 298 214 San Diego 5 7 0 .417 279 277 Oakland 4 8 0 .333 237 300 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Dallas 7 5 0 .583 329 303 Philadelphia 7 5 0 .583 300 281 N.Y. Giants 5 7 0 .417 237 297 Washington 3 9 0 .250 269 362 South W L T Pct PF PA New Orleans 9 3 0 .750 312 230 Carolina 9 3 0 .750 285 157 Tampa Bay 3 9 0 .250 217 285 Atlanta 3 9 0 .250 261 340 North W L T Pct PF PA Detroit 7 5 0 .583 326 287 Chicago 6 6 0 .500 323 332 Green Bay 5 6 1 .458 294 305 Minnesota 3 8 1 .292 289 366 West W L T Pct PF PA Seattle 11 1 0 .917 340 186 San Francisco 8 4 0 .667 297 197 Arizona 7 5 0 .583 275 247 St. Louis 5 7 0 .417 279 278 Thursday’s Games Detroit 40, Green Bay 10 Dallas 31, Oakland 24 Baltimore 22, Pittsburgh 20 Sunday’s Games Minnesota 23, Chicago 20, OT New England 34, Houston 31 Indianapolis 22, Tennessee 14 Jacksonville 32, Cleveland 28 Carolina 27, Tampa Bay 6 Philadelphia 24, Arizona 21 Miami 23, N.Y. Jets 3 San Francisco 23, St. Louis 13 Atlanta 34, Buffalo 31, OT Cincinnati 17, San Diego 10 Denver 35, Kansas City 28 N.Y. Giants 24, Washington 17 Monday’s Game Seattle 34, New Orleans 7 Thursday, Dec. 5 Houston at Jacksonville, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 Atlanta at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Washington, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Miami at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Detroit at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Cleveland at New England, 1 p.m. Oakland at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Denver, 4:05 p.m. Seattle at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. N.Y. Giants at San Diego, 4:25 p.m. St. Louis at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. Carolina at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9 Dallas at Chicago, 8:40 p.m.

College Football Schedule Thursday, Dec. 5 Louisville at Cincinnati, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 MIDWEST Mid-American championship, Bowling Green vs. Northern Illinois, at Detroit, 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 EAST Memphis at UConn, 1 p.m. South Florida at Rutgers, 7:30 p.m. SOUTH Conference USA championship, Marshall at Rice, Noon Southern U. at Jackson St., 2 p.m. SEC championship, Missouri vs. Auburn, at Atlanta, 4 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette at South Alabama, 8 p.m. ACC championship, Duke vs. Florida St., Charlotte, N.C., 8 p.m. MIDWEST Big Ten championship, Ohio St. vs. Michigan St. at Indianapolis, 8 p.m. SOUTHWEST Oklahoma at Oklahoma St., Noon UCF at SMU, Noon SWAC championship, Jackson St. vs. Southern U., at Houston, 2 p.m. Texas at Baylor, 3:30 p.m. FAR WEST Pac-12 championship, Stanford at Arizona St., 8 p.m. Mountain West championship, Utah St. vs. Fresno St. at TBA, 10 p.m. FCS PLAYOFFS Second Round Fordham at Towson, 1 p.m. Coastal Carolina at Montana, 2 p.m. New Hampshire at Maine, 2 p.m. Tennessee State at Eastern Illinois, 2 p.m. Furman at North Dakota St., 3:30 p.m. South Dakota State at Eastern Washington, 4 p.m. Jacksonville State at McNeese State, 7 p.m. Sam Houston State at Southeastern Louisiana, 8 p.m.

NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 8 12 .400 — Toronto 6 10 .375 — Philadelphia 7 12 .368 ½ Brooklyn 5 13 .278 2 New York 3 13 .188 3 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 14 4 .778 — Washington 9 9 .500 5 Atlanta 9 10 .474 5½ Charlotte 8 11 .421 6½ Orlando 6 12 .333 8 Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 16 2 .889 — Detroit 8 10 .444 8 Chicago 7 9 .438 8 Cleveland 5 12 .294 10½ Milwaukee 3 14 .176 12½ WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 15 3 .833 —

Houston 13 6 .684 2½ Dallas 11 8 .579 4½ New Orleans 9 8 .529 5½ Memphis 9 8 .529 5½ Northwest Division W L Pct GB Portland 15 3 .833 — Oklahoma City 12 3 .800 1½ Denver 11 6 .647 3½ Minnesota 9 10 .474 6½ Utah 4 15 .211 11½ Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 12 6 .667 — Golden State 10 8 .556 2 L.A. Lakers 9 9 .500 3 Phoenix 9 9 .500 3 Sacramento 4 11 .267 6½ Monday’s Games Washington 98, Orlando 80 New Orleans 131, Chicago 128,3OT San Antonio 102, Atlanta 100 Utah 109, Houston 103 Portland 106, Indiana 102 Tuesday’s Games Philadelphia 126, Orlando 125,2OT Denver 111, Brooklyn 87 Boston 108, Milwaukee 100 Detroit 107, Miami 97 Memphis 110, Phoenix 91 Dallas 89, Charlotte 82 Oklahoma City at Sacramento, late Toronto at Golden State, late Wednesday’s Games Denver at Cleveland, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Houston, 8 p.m. Detroit at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Dallas at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Indiana at Utah, 9 p.m. San Antonio vs. Minnesota at Mexico City, Mexico, 9:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Portland, 10 p.m. Thursday’s Games New York at Brooklyn, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 8 p.m. Miami at Chicago, 9:30 p.m.

ECHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L OL SL Pts GF GA Wheeling 11 5 0 3 25 54 44 Reading 10 6 0 0 20 43 37 Elmira 5 10 0 2 12 38 54 North Division W L OL SL Pts GF GA Cincinnati 12 7 0 0 24 62 52 Evansville 10 4 0 3 23 49 52 Fort Wayne 7 7 1 2 17 50 60 Kalamazoo 7 6 0 2 16 44 42 Toledo 5 9 2 0 12 42 58 South Division W L OL SL Pts GF GA SCarolina 14 2 1 2 31 64 42 Florida 13 5 1 1 28 75 49 Orlando 12 6 0 1 25 53 47 Greenville 7 10 1 1 16 36 45 Gwinnett 6 13 0 1 13 42 58 WESTERN CONFERENCE Mountain Division W L OL SL Pts GF GA Colorado 11 4 3 0 25 57 47 Alaska 11 5 0 0 22 58 28 Idaho 9 5 2 2 22 56 54 Utah 6 8 1 1 14 35 40 Pacific Division W L OL SL Pts GF GA Ontario 14 2 1 3 32 62 45 Stockton 11 6 0 2 24 60 51 San Fran 6 12 1 1 14 33 66 Las Vegas 6 11 1 0 13 43 60 Bakersfield 5 12 0 1 11 37 62 NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled Wednesday’s Games Colorado at Orlando, 7 p.m. Alaska at Utah, 9:05 p.m. Stockton at Idaho, 9:10 p.m.

Transactions BASEBALL MLB Players Association MLBPA EXECUTIVE BOARD — Named Tony Clark executive director. American League CLEVELAND INDIANS — Promoted Lonnie Soloff to senior director of medical services. Named James Quinlan athletic trainer. HOUSTON ASTROS — Acquired OF Dexter Fowler and a player to be named from Colorado for OF Brandon Barnes and RHP Jordan Lyles. MINNESOTA TWINS — Agreed to terms with RHP Ricky Nolasco on a four-year contract. NEW YORK YANKEES — Agreed to terms with C Brian McCann on a five-year contract. OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Acquired OF Craig Gentry and RHP Josh Lindblom from Texas Rangers for OF Michael Choice and INF Chris Bostick. Acquired RHP Luke Gregerson from San Diego for OF Seth Smith. SEATTLE MARINERS — Named Dan Wilson roving minor league catching coordinator. TAMPA BAY RAYS — Acquired C Ryan Hanigan from Cincinnati and RHP Heath Bell from Arizona. Agreed to terms with Hanigan on a three-year contract. Tampa Bay sent RHP Justin Choate and a player to be named to Arizona. Arizona sent LHP David Holmberg to Cincinnati. National League CHICAGO CUBS — Named Eric Hinske first base coach. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association BROOKLYN NETS — Reassigned assistant coach Lawrence Frank to a non-bench role. CHICAGO BULLS — Assigned G Marquis Teague to Iowa (NBADL). OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER — Assigned F Andre Roberson to Tulsa (NBADL). FOOTBALL National Football League NFL — Suspended Detroit LB Travis Lewis four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. BUFFALO BILLS — Signed OT Jamaal Johnson-Webb to the practice squad. CHICAGO BEARS — Signed DT Tracy Robertson to the practice squad. CINCINNATI BENGALS — Re-signed OT Dennis Roland. Placed G Clint Boling on injured reserve Tuesday. CLEVELAND BROWNS — Signed QB Caleb Hanie. Placed LB Brandon Magee and DB Chris Owenson injured reserve. Signed DB Julian Posey from the practice squad. DALLAS COWBOYS — Placed RB Lance Dunbar on injured reserve. Signed FB Tyler Clutts DETROIT LIONS — Signed CB Akwasi Owusu-Ansah to the practice squad. GREEN BAY PACKERS — Signed RB Kahlil Bell. Released S Jerron McMillian. Signed CB Antonio Dennard to the practice squad. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Signed LB Daniel Adongo and OL Xavier Nixon from the practice squad. Placed LB Mario Harvey and RB Daniel Herron on injured reserve. Signed FB Robert Hughes and DT Jeris Pendleton to the practice squad. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Signed DT Jerrell Powe. Released DT Kyle Love. Signed FB Toben Opurum to the practice squad. NEW YORK JETS — Signed KR Darius Reynaud. Placed KR-WR Josh Cribbs on injured reserve. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Signed DL DaJohn Harris to the practice squad. Canadian Football League MONTREAL ALOUETTES — Promoted Mark Weightman to president and CEO. HOCKEY National Hockey League DETROIT RED WINGS — Recalled C Cory Emmerton from Grand Rapids (AHL). LOS ANGELES KINGS — Recalled D Jeff Schultz from Manchester (AHL). Assigned F Tanner Pearson to Manchester. COLLEGE MIAMI (OHIO) — Named Chuck Martin football coach. OKLAHOMA — Named Jamie Pinzino assistant baseball and pitching coach. PENN STATE — Announced the resignation of quarterbacks coach Charlie Fisher and linebackers coach Ron Vanderlinden. RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE — Named Leo Bush women’s volleyball coach.


SPORTS BRIEFS • Big Ten hands out grid awards CHICAGO (AP) — Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller is the Big Ten’s Offensive Player of the Year for the second straight season. Miller has averaged 265 yards of total offense and accounted for 29 total touchdowns while leading Ohio State to a 12-0 record despite a knee injury early in the season. The Buckeyes will play Michigan State in the Big Ten championship game on Saturday. Wisconsin’s Chris Borland was announced as the Defensive Player of the Year on Tuesday and Penn State’s Christian Hackenberg as Freshman of the Year. Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio was selected Coach of the Year by both the coaches and media after leading the Spartans to an 11-1 record — 8-0 in conference play — and the Legends Division crown.

Rays, Reds, Arizona make deal ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Catcher Ryan Hanigan and reliever Heath Smith are eager to try to help the Tampa Bay Rays get back to the playoffs. Hanigan was acquired from the Cincinnati Reds and Bell from the Arizona Diamondbacks as part of a three-team trade Tuesday. The deal was announced after Hanigan agreed to a $10.75 million, three-year contract that runs through 2016 and includes a club option for 2017. Tampa Bay sent minor league pitcher Justin Choate and a player to be named to the Diamondbacks. Arizona dealt left-hander David Holmberg to Cincinnati. Rays executive vice president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman called a Hanigan “a tremendously talented defensive catcher” who can also help the Rays offensively. “He takes a lot of pride in what he does behind the plate and we also like what he can do in the batter’s box, especially against left-handed pitching,” Friedman said. “He’s a guy we’ve had our eye on for a while. and so when we had the opportunity to acquire him, we were aggressive to do so.” Hanigan, 33, is expected to become Tampa Bay’s primary catcher, even though he and Friedman said they won’t head into spring training with a preconceived notion. The trade was completed a day after free agent catcher Jose Molina was re-signed to a $4.5 million, two-year contract. Bell will be a candidate to become the Rays’ closer — a job held the past two seasons by Fernando Rodney, who is a free agent.

Tomlin sorry for sideline issue PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has plenty of words to describe his ill-timed foray onto the field last week against Baltimore. Intentional is not one of them. Tomlin apologized at length Tuesday for nearly interfering with Ravens kick returner Jacoby Jones in the third quarter of a 22-20 Baltimore victory on Thanksgiving night, calling it “embarrassing, inexcusable, illegal, a blunder.” “There are repercussions of a blunder of that nature and I embrace it,” he said. “With my position comes the charge of preserving and protecting the game of football. … I think my biggest error on Thursday night is not realizing that play jeopardized the game from an integrity standpoint.” Tomlin was standing at the Pittsburgh 35, as is his custom, when the Steelers kicked off after a touchdown that drew them within six points of the Ravens. As the ball settled into Jones’ hands, Tomlin turned his attention to one of the videoboards at M&T Stadium to get a better perspective of the play as it unfolded. He stepped onto a strip of turf painted white that is meant to serve as a barrier between the field of play and the sideline. Jones raced through a hole and down the Steelers sideline while Pittsburgh’s Cortez Allen gave chase. Tomlin didn’t move even as Jones closed in — mostly, he said, because he was “mesmerized” by what was happening on the screen. “I saw myself come into the Jumbotron, it’s a frightening experience,” Tomlin said. Tomlin was not flagged on the play, and he pointed out after the game that standing in the white area was commonplace for coaches even if it was technically against the rules. He didn’t use that as an excuse while communicating with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and other league officials Monday. Tomlin said he had no plans to fight whatever disciplinary action the league decides to hand out.

QB Mariota to return to Oregon EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Quarterback Marcus Mariota has announced that he will return to Oregon for his junior season. There had been speculation that Mariota might declare himself eligible for the NFL. Following Oregon’s 36-35 victory over Oregon State in the Civil War last Friday, he said he hadn’t yet made a decision. But on Tuesday the school announced on its website that Mariota would stay, along with junior Hroniss Grasu, a three-year starter at center. “It is an honor to be a student at the University of Oregon and to have the opportunity to represent our institution on the football field alongside my teammates,” Mariota said in a statement. “I look forward to earning my degree next year and to the rest of my career at this great University.”







Sweat equity So this is what sweat equity looks like — a black, fiendish-looking car fit for, well, Batman. The man behind the design for the Caped Crusader’s ride in the movie “Batman Returns” is Carl Casper of Louisville. Casper, a car designer extraordinaire, was in Auburn over the weekend to take part in a special charity fundraiser at the National Military History Center to benefit northeastern Indiana military veterans and their families. Casper won his first nationwide car show in 1961 with a Chevy he’d purchased for $300. This year, he was offered $1 million for that same car, but turned it down, saying the car wasn’t for sale. Known for his artistic MATT genius and attention to detail, Casper also is GETTS involved in designing dragsters and restoring antique carriages. A good sampling of his work can be found at the National Military History Center. Casper was so successful at car shows that he retired from them. He eventually retired from competing in restoration shows for carriages, too. The top national honor for carriage restoration carries his name. A man who worked for a decade in Hollywood? A man who can turn down $1 million for a car? A man considered a genius in his field? You wouldn’t know it from talking to him. He’s as down-to-earth as anyone you’re likely to meet. Brag on himself or his accomplishments? It’s not his style. “I really like to let my work do the talking,” Casper said. His style, obviously is all class. And while downplaying his own genius, Casper will talk about what he refers as the sweat equity that has gone into his career. Casper said he has gone for days without eating or sleeping while working on a project. That’s what sweat equity is, folks, and it may be the most important thing our kids aren’t learning today. Sweat equity is not relying on a great idea to somehow materialize, it’s following through on that idea, no matter how long it takes. Sweat equity, or the lack thereof, may be the difference between the dreamers and those who get things done. Sweat equity is falling and never failing to get back up. Sweat equity is doing it right. Not the fastest way. Not the least expensive way. But doing it right, each and every time. That’s what Casper has built his career around — sweat equity. He said he got his work ethic from his upbringing. He lied about his age to get his first job delivering newspapers in Flint, Mich. He spent part of his life on a farm, which meant delivering papers, then doing farm chores, then going to school. By the time he was 17, he held down three jobs, working on the assembly line for General Motors, at an auto body shop and for an upholstery firm. Working hard became a way of life. But as Casper tells it, he hasn’t worked a day in his life because he has enjoyed what he’s doing. That’s the key, he said, to make your passion your vocation. Throw in some genius and sweat equity, and you have a life well-lived. As his appearance in Auburn attests, Casper is big on charitable work, as well. The church charity he is affiliated with at home in Kentucky served approximately 108,000 meals over the Thanksgiving holiday. His heart is as big as his talent. And he works at both with vigor. A self-made man, well-made. That’s what sweat equity produces.

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Lewis and Clark joined forces in Indiana accustomed to the woods, and capable of In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson asked Meriwether Lewis to lead an explora- bearing bodily fatigue in a pretty considerable degree.” tion of the Louisiana Territory in search of One of those recruits was Sgt. a Northwest Passage. Lewis invited Charles Floyd, after whom Floyd William Clark to join him. It would County is named. Floyd lived become one of the most famous in Clarksville and was the first partnerships in history, and it started constable of Clarksville Township. in Indiana. His death on Aug. 20, 1804, near “When they shook hands, the Lewis and Clark expedition Sioux City, Iowa, likely from a began,” wrote Stephen Ambrose in ruptured appendix, was the only Undaunted Courage, the best-selling fatality among the 33 members in account of the trans-continental the permanent party of the 1804-06 journey. ANDREA expedition. Lewis was working at that time Two others had Indiana connecas Jefferson’s private secretary in NEAL tions. Pfc. John Shields was the Washington D.C. Clark was living oldest enlisted man at 34 and a with his brother, George Rogers friend of Daniel Boone. His skills Clark, in Clarksville in the Indiana as a blacksmith and gunsmith were Territory. considered critical to the trip’s The two met up in Clarksville on success. Afterwards he settled near Corydon. He died in 1809 and was buried in Little Oct. 14, 1803, and used the Clark cabin Flock Cemetery in Harrison County. overlooking the Falls of the Ohio River as William Bratton was a skilled hunter base camp while making final preparations. who moved to Indiana after the expedition On Oct. 26, the duo and their initial crew and became active in military and governmembers pushed off down the Ohio River ment affairs. By 1822, Bratton and his wife in a keel boat and red canoe and headed lived in Waynetown and had 10 children. In west to St. Charles, Mo., the expedition’s 1824, he was appointed justice of the peace official starting point. in Wayne Township and served as a local “In practical terms the partnership of school superintendent. He died in 1841 and Lewis and Clark may be said to have begun during a 13-day interlude before they set out was buried in the Old Pioneer Cemetery in on Oct. 26,” says Stephenie Ambrose Tubbs, Montgomery County. author of The Lewis and Clark Companion. Indiana’s role in the expedition is often Clark recruited the nucleus of the Corps overlooked by historians, though Clark’s of Discovery from the area around Clarkscabin and the crew’s departure site are popular attractions for Lewis and Clark ville and Louisville after being directed by enthusiasts. The Falls of the Ohio State Park Lewis “to find out and engage some good in Clarksville has an interpretive center hunters, stout, healthy, unmarried men,

Clark recruited … “some good hunters, stout, healthy, unmarried men, accustomed to the woods, and capable of bearing bodily fatigue in a pretty considerable degree.”

• where visitors can learn not only about Lewis and Clark but also the Devonian fossil beds exposed at the riverbank. The park entry features 10-foot bronze figures of Lewis and Clark mounted on a 16½-ton slab of Indiana limestone. The sculpture depicts the moment when Lewis and Clark greeted each other in Clarksville to begin their 8,000-mile trek. Note: This is one in a series of essays leading up to the celebration of the Indiana Bicentennial in December 2016. The essays focus on the top 100 events, ideas and historical figures of Indiana, beginning with the impact of the Ice Age and ending with the legacy of the Bicentennial itself. Directions to Falls of the Ohio State Park: Take Exit 0 on Interstate 65 and follow the signs to 201 West Riverside Drive, Clarksville. ANDREA NEAL, formerly editorial page editor at the Indianapolis Star, is a teacher at St. Richard’s School in Indianapolis and adjunct scholar and columnist for the Indiana Policy Review Foundation. Contact her at aneal@

Let’s talk turkey about Bleak Friday contaminating the purity of our WASHINGTON — annual day of repose and urging Compared to all others, Thanksus from our respite. giving is a relatively stress-free The once month-long holiday. break between ThanksFree of those things giving and Christmas that separate us — shrinks each year so religious, political and that our last turkey otherwise — Thankssandwich is hardly giving is a day of e digested before consumpluribus unum. In er-itis sets in. Symptoms George Washington’s are well-known and proclamation of 1789, graphic displays are Thanksgiving was designated as a time KATHLEEN in evidence — packed parking lots and human of duty “to acknowledge the providence of PARKER stampedes; shopping baskets overflowing with Almighty God, to obey huge must-haves; debt his will, to be grateful and depression when the for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection adrenaline subsides. This year the break was and favor … a day of public crunched further by Thanksgivthanksgiving and prayer to be ing’s late date, but the trend of observed by acknowledging turning fall into one, unrelenting with grateful hearts the many shopping season has been signal favors of Almighty God decades in the making. And especially by affording them though we profess to resent the an opportunity peaceably to imposition of perpetual holidays, establish a form of government we seem impotent to resist the for their safety and happiness.” command to consume. How far we have drifted. Black Friday — the perennial, Hear ye, hear ye, all members people-crushing, day-afterof Congress. Thanksgiving sales marathon Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday for more prosaic reasons — is nearly a holiday itself. This as well. No gifts, no costumes, no year, Thanksgiving Day was the new black as several chains flowers, candies or treats to buy. (including Walmart, Best Buy, All we have to do is gather with JCPenney, Toys R Us, Target, friends and family, commune over food and football and, if one Kmart, Sears and even The Gap) planned to open on the day itself. so desires, prayer. What’s not to In so doing, these retailers love about a day like that? further diminished the meaning A few things come to mind: Holiday decorations of Thanksgiving while advancing the notion that time is better up too soon, Christmas trees spent hauling away large-screen lining supermarket storefronts, TVs than engaging in human Christmas carols too early in communion. The bumper-sticker stores. Stress and the pressure to slogan — “He who dies with purchase suddenly are in the air,

A recent poll found bipartisan aversion to stores opening on Thanksgiving — 65 percent of Democrats, 63 percent of Republicans and 60 percent of independents say stores should be closed. Yet … stores wouldn’t open if there were no demand.

• the most toys wins” — seems to become a cultural mantra as we abandon any pretense of human purpose beyond consumption. Despite the seeming inevitability of these trends, many Americans wish it weren’t so. A recent HuffPost/YouGov poll found bipartisan aversion to stores opening on Thanksgiving — 65 percent of Democrats, 63 percent of Republicans and 60 percent of independents say stores should be closed. Yet as Forbes points out, stores wouldn’t open if there were no demand. When the National Retail Federation asked consumers why they want to shop early, most said it was to spread out their gift budgets or to take advantage of deals too good to pass up. Virtue is in the details, I suppose. According to Accenture’s annual shopping survey, 38 percent of respondents planned to visit four or more stores on Thanksgiving or Black Friday, and more than one-third said they’ll shop before midnight Thursday. (Editor’s note: Did you shop on Thanksgiving Day or Black Friday? Answer the poll at One more tradition reduced

to its commercial value and a few dollars saved at the expense of humility and gratitude seems a price too high for the procurement of more stuff. In the scheme of things, this sense of loss is perhaps undeserving of lamentations, but bowing to commercial greed, especially on our national day of thanks, seems a crime against one of our best founding inventions. If stores erect a sale, they will come. But stores don’t have to. Here’s a revolutionary concept: Instead, why not demonstrate gratitude for our nation by urging its people to spend time with their families, surely the most valuable insurance for a stable future. Profits may take a short holiday, but the reward of living in a culture that values human connection and appreciates, in Washington’s words from the proclamation, “the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed” — is beyond measure. KATHLEEN PARKER is a syndicated columnist with Tribune Media Services. She can be reached at



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Vatican says local bishops responsible for children’s safety VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican on Tuesday dodged a series of questions posed by a U.N. committee about clerical sexual abuse by noting that the Holy See doesn’t control the actions of every Catholic in the world, much less regulate every Catholic priest, parish or school. Rather, the Vatican asserted that local bishops are ultimately responsible for keeping children safe from pedophile priests, and that schools and workhouses where abuse occurred in Ireland and elsewhere are subject to local civil laws and regulations, not Vatican jurisdiction. The Vatican’s position was laid out in a response to the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child about its implementation of the 1989 U.N. Convention of the Rights of the Child, the main U.N. treaty guaranteeing a full range of human rights for children. The Holy See ratified the convention in 1990 and submitted a first implementation report in 1994. But it didn’t provide progress reports for nearly a decade, and only submitted one last year after coming under renewed pressure following the 2010 explosion of child sex abuse cases in Europe and beyond. The U.N. committee posed a series of questions about the 2012 progress report and will grill the Vatican delegation in person at a committee hearing in Geneva on Jan. 16.

OJ taking case to Nevada high court LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson’s lawyers said Tuesday they will take his case back to the Nevada Supreme Court, hoping justices will overturn a lower court judge’s decision last week denying the former football star a new trial in his armed robbery case. A notice mailed Monday to the state high court gives Simpson’s new legal team until Jan. 13 to file documents supporting their claim that Simpson didn’t receive a fair trial and challenging the recent ruling by Clark County District Judge Linda Marie Bell, Simpson appeals attorney Patricia Palm said. “We remain convinced there were errors,” Palm said. Bell’s ruling means Simpson, 66, isn’t eligible for parole until he’s at least 70. Palm and attorneys Ozzie Fumo and Tom Pitaro failed to convince Bell that Simpson received ineffective representation from lawyer Yale Galanter, who headed Simpson’s 2008 trial team and his initial appeal.

People • Billy Joel plans shows at Garden NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Joel will perform once a month at Madison Square Garden — as long as the fans will have him. The Grammy Award-winning icon announced Tuesday that he’ll perform a residency at the famed NYC venue every month for as long as New Yorkers Joel demand. He’s set to perform sold-out shows on Jan. 27, Feb. 3, March 21 and April 28. He will also perform on his 65th birthday, which is May 9. Tickets go on sale Saturday. “We’re gonna dust off some stuff. We’re gonna feature more of the album tracks, more obscure songs. We’ll still do some songs people are familiar with and like, but we’re gonna change it up. It gives you an edge,” he said in an interview after the press conference.



Metro North Railroad engineer William Rockefeller is wheeled on a stretcher away from the area where the commuter

train he was operating derailed in the Bronx borough of New York Sunday.

Engineer nodded off just before train derailment YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — The engineer whose speeding commuter train ran off the rails along a curve, killing four people, nodded at the controls just before the wreck, and by the time he caught himself it was too late, a union official said Tuesday. William Rockefeller “basically nodded,” said Anthony Bottalico, leader of the rail employees union, relating what he said the engineer told him. “He had the equivalent of what we all have when we drive a car. That is, you sometimes have a momentary nod or whatever that might be. How long that lasts, I can’t answer that.” Rockefeller’s lawyer did not return calls. During a late-afternoon news conference, federal investigators said they were still talking to Rockefeller, and they would not comment on his

level of alertness around the time of the Sunday morning wreck in the Bronx. Separately, however, two law enforcement officials said the engineer told police at the scene that his mind was wandering before he realized the train was in trouble, and by then it was too late to do anything about it. One of the officials said Rockefeller described himself as being “in a daze” before the wreck. The officials, who were briefed on the engineer’s comments, weren’t authorized to discuss the investigation publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. Questions about Rockefeller’s role mounted rapidly after investigators disclosed on Monday that the Metro-North Railroad train jumped the tracks after going into a curve at 82 mph, or nearly three times

the 30 mph speed limit. In addition to the four people killed, dozens were hurt. “He caught himself, but he caught himself too late. … He powered down, he put the train in emergency, but that was six seconds prior to derailment,” Bottalico said. Rockefeller, who was operating the train from the front car, was treated at a hospital for minor injuries and released. National Transportation Safety Board member Earl Weener repeated that it was too soon to say whether the accident was caused by human error. But he said investigators have found no problems so far with the brakes or signals. Alcohol tests on the train’s crew members were negative, and investigators were still awaiting the results of drug tests, the NTSB official said.

Vet detained in North Korea led feared guerrillas SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Six decades before he went to North Korea as a curious tourist, Merrill Newman supervised a group of South Korean guerrillas during the Korean War who were perhaps the most hated and feared fighters in the North, former members of the group say. Some of those guerrillas, interviewed this week by The Associated Press, remember Newman as a handsome, thin American lieutenant who got them rice, clothes and weapons during the later stages of the 1950-53 war, but largely left the fighting to them. North Korea apparently remembered him, too. The 85-year-old war veteran has been detained in Pyongyang since being forced off a plane set to leave the country Oct. 26 after a 10-day trip. He appeared this weekend on North Korean state TV apologizing for alleged wartime crimes in what was widely seen as a coerced statement. “Why did he go to North Korea?” asked Park Boo Seo, a former member of the Kuwol partisan unit, which is still loathed in Pyongyang and glorified in Seoul for the damage it inflicted on the North during the war. “The North Koreans still gnash their teeth at the Kuwol unit.” Park and several other former guerrillas said they recognized Newman from his past visits to Seoul in 2003 and 2010 — when they ate raw fish and drank soju, Korean liquor — and from the TV footage, which was also broadcast in South Korea. Newman was scheduled to visit South Korea

Fulgoni said in a statement Tuesday. “While it’s true that many retailers are bleeding their Cyber Monday promotions into the weekend before and the days afterward, Cyber Monday itself continues to be the most important day of the online holiday shopping season.” However, he did say that early promotions had some consumers buying more items earlier in the weekend, suggesting that Cyber Monday could have even been stronger were it not for the emergence of this trend. Consumer electronics and video game consoles and accessories were among the biggest sellers of the day. Home and garden products, clothing and accessories, as well as sports and fitness products also performed well. ComScore tracks U.S. online sales based on observed behavior of a representative U.S. consumer panel of 1 million Web users. One big online shopping trend so far this year is shoppers researching and buying on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, said Forrester Research analyst Sucharita Mulpuru. “There was an enormous lift in the number of people who use mobile devices, and it’s been trending that way for the last couple of weeks,” she said. Forrester forecasts $78.7 billion in U.S. online sales this holiday season, a 15 percent increase over 2012. Meanwhile, IBM Benchmark reported on Tuesday that Cyber Monday sales rose 20.6 percent. IBM Benchmark takes sales results from over 500 online retailers and analyzes the data to estimate total online spending.

NEW YORK (AP) — Cyber Monday is still on top. Retailers from Walmart Stores to Amazon started rolling out “Cyber” deals at the beginning of November, and kept them going on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. That led some to wonder if earlier sales would put a dent in Cyber Monday sales. The date has been the biggest online shopping day of the year since 2010. But shoppers delivered. In fact, shoppers bought online at the heaviest rate ever Monday, according to research firm comScore Inc., which tracks online sales. The group said Tuesday e-commerce spending rose 18 percent from last year’s Cyber Monday to $1.74 billion, making Monday the top online spending day since comScore began tracking the data in 2001. The figure does not include purchases from mobile devices. “I always wait for the deals on Cyber Monday,” said Stephanie Appiah, 25, a student who picked up a Google Chromecast video streamer with free shipping on Monday. “It’s better than Black Friday because you don’t have to deal with other people.” The strong online performance was in contrast to overall spending. Over the four days beginning on Thanksgiving, spending fell an estimated 2.9 percent to $57.4 billion, according to the trade group the National Retail Federation. Overall, the NRF expects holiday spending to rise 2.9 percent to $602.1 billion. “Any notion that Cyber Monday is declining in importance appears to be completely unfounded,” comScore Chairman Gian

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U.S. citizen Merrill Newman, 85, reads a document, which North Korean authorities say was an apology that Newman wrote and read in North Korea.

to meet former Kuwol fighters following his North Korea trip. Park said about 30 elderly former guerrillas, some carrying bouquets of flowers, waited in vain for several hours for him at Incheon International Airport, west of Seoul, on Oct. 27 before news of his detention was released. Newman has yet to tell his side of the story, aside from the televised statement, and his family hasn’t responded to requests for comment on his wartime activities. Jeffrey Newman has previously said that his father, an avid traveler and retired finance executive from California, had always wanted to return to the country where he fought during the Korean War.

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Lions Club winner Sandy Stryker, right, is the winner of the iPad mini from the Auburn Classic Noons Lions Club Christmas Stroll drawing. Dr. Ron Ley, left, served as the organizer for the stroll. The organization will celebrate its 30th annual Christmas Stroll in 2014.

AUBURN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Purdue Extension has partnered with the EXCEL program at area elementary schools to provide education enrichment opportunities for children. EXCEL, an after school program funded by the 21st Century Grant program and the DeKalb YMCA, operates at each of the four elementary schools in the DeKalb Central School District. This fall, Extension provided four programs to each of the schools participating in the EXCEL program based on the new USDA MyPlate Guidelines. Nearly 138 children learned about the five major food groups, healthy and

sometimes snacks and how to measure serving sizes. This coming spring, Purdue Extension will offer a four-lesson series of hands-on science experiments on the physical properties of milk. The series is based on a 4-H project developed by Ohio State University Extension to teach children about milk. Purdue Extension seeks to reach about 300 children throughout the county with this program. Elementary teachers, Sunday school teachers, or other coordinators of youth oriented programs, should contact the Purdue Extension Office in DeKalb County at 925-2562 to


Travis Sondergrath teaches children in the Waterloo Elementary EXCEL program about the new USDA MyPlate Guidelines during an after school program.

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Christmas Tea Gingerbread Festival set for Sunday planned Dec. 10 AUBURN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Auburn First United Methodist Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Annual Christmas Tea will be held 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Auburn First United Methodist Church. Lynne Ford, host of Ford Mid-Morning talk show on WBCL radio,

will be the guest speaker. The cost is $4 for the evening. A variety of tea sandwiches and desserts will be served. Tickets are available by leaving a message at 925-6954. Tickets will be available for pickup Auburn First United Methodist Church Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All ladies in the community are invited to attend.

Eckhart Library offers two holiday programs AUBURN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Eckhart Public Library is sponsoring two holiday programs this month. Librarian Mary Graber will lead â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cooking with Mary: Holiday Appetizers & Drinksâ&#x20AC;? Tuesday from noon to 1:30 p.m. Learn how to create personalized signature appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks for friends and family. The cooking class is a hands-on experience with plenty to sample.

The session â&#x20AC;&#x153;Holiday Crafting with Booksâ&#x20AC;? will be offered Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 1-3 p.m. in the Close Community Room. The session will provide tips on how to turn old book into crafts instead of recycling. Learn how to turn old books into ornaments, Christmas trees and literary holiday crafts. To register for either program call, the Information Desk at 925-2414, ext.120.

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AUBURN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The annual Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gingerbread Contest and Gingerbread Festival will take place Sunday at Middaugh Hall on the DeKalb County Fairgrounds. Foam gingerbread house kits are available now at Moeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bikes and More, in the 6th and Main Street Walk-Thru in Downtown Auburn. Children may pick up and decorate the foam kits as part of the annual

Gingerbread Contest and Festival. The event is sponsored by the Downtown Auburn Business Association and the DeKalb Fair Association. This year, families will be asked for a $1 deposit on the kits, which will be returned in full at the festival. Area children may submit their entries from 1-1:30 p.m. on the day of the festival at Middaugh

Area Activities â&#x20AC;˘ Today Bingo: 6 p.m. Early games start at 6 p.m. National Military History Center, 5634 C.R. 11-A, Auburn.

Thursday, Dec. 5 Preschool Story time: 10 a.m. Welcoming to story time 3-5 year olds with their accompanying adult. Games and snacks. Garrett Public Library, 107 W. Houston St., Garrett. Visit Santa: 4-6 p.m. Visit Santa, Mrs. Claus and the reindeer in Courtyard Park. Courtyard Park, Auburn. Night with Santa: 5 p.m. Activities will include meeting Santa and Mrs. Claus; face-painting; multiple holiday craft activities; sending holiday greetings to soldiers; Christmas movies and

viewing Christmas trees and Christmas houses. Concessions will be available. Free admission to the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s galleries is included. The event is sponsored by WAWK 95.5 The Hawk, Lightningnet and the Dean V. Kruse Foundation. National Military History Center, 5634 C.R 11-A, Auburn. Model Train Club Meeting: 7 p.m. Meets in the basement. Garrett Heritage Park Museum, 300 N. Randolph St., Garrett.

Friday, Dec. 6 Yoga: 5:30 p.m. Gentle and restorative yoga. Please bring a pillow and blanket. If possible, bring a mat. Garrett Public Library, 107 W. Houston St., Garrett. Light Up Waterloo: 6-7 p.m. The Waterloo Events Committee hosts the lighting of the parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trees with music and treats. Francis Thomson Memorial Park, Waterloo. Bingo: 6 p.m. Open to the public; food and drinks

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Hall. Judging will begin at 1:45 p.m. The festival will run from 1-3:30 p.m. and will feature games, food, crafts, horsedrawn wagon rides, an ugly holiday sweater contest, music and more. Prizes will be awarded at 3 p.m. Age groups are 4-6 years, 7-9 years and 10-12 years. The Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest also is free to enter. Contestants will register from 1-1:30 p.m.



available. American Legion Post 97, 1729 Sprott St., Auburn. 2013 Christmas Walk: 6-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Enjoy holiday lights, scenes and music at Eckhart Park. Admission is $2 or $1 with donation of a nonperishable food item. Children 3 and under are admitted free. Eckhart Park, 1500 S. Cedar Street.

Saturday, Dec.7 11th Annual Holiday Bazaar: 8 a.m to 2 p.m. Christmas holiday decor and gifts, primitives, antiques and collectibles, luncheon and bake sale. The Auburn Community Band performs at 11 a.m. Heimach Senior Activity Center, 1800 E. Seventh St., Auburn. Holiday Open House: noon to 3 p.m. Meet the pets, tour the facility and enjoy cookies and punch. DeKalb Humane Society, 5221 U.S. 6, Butler. Bingo: 6 p.m. National Military History Center, 5634 C.R. 11-A, Auburn.

and be prepared to model their holiday sweaters at 1:45 p.m. Prizes will be awarded at 3 p.m. New this year is a family category for real gingerbread house entries. Families are encouraged to work together and build edible gingerbread house creations to be judged during the festival. Check-in is the same as for the childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;s contest. The winning family entry will receive a gift basket.

Garrett Public Library News â&#x20AC;˘ Story times offered twice weekly Story time meets Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. for birth to age 3 and Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. for preschool. Story times consist of stories, finger puppet plays, songs and fun.

Kids Club meets Tuesday after school Kids Club is an after school program for elementary-aged children that meets Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. The group enjoys crafts, games, and special guests. Snacks are available.

Craft session planned for children The library will host a Christmas creation craft time Saturday, Dec. 21, from 10 a.m. to noon. Families can enjoy making fun Christmas ornaments to take home. All supplies are provided and there is no cost to attend.




Woman needs to cut losses in relationship DEAR ABBY: I have been with my fiance since 2006. We expected to be married in 2008, but my grandmother died a month before my wedding, and then he was arrested because of charges stemming from a sexual relationship he’d had with a 17-year-old girl he had been counseling. Since then, we have had a daughter, but through it all there has been cheating, drugs, jail, no job, and constant excuses about why our sex life no longer exists. We have also had physical altercations, which he was arrested for. I am no longer happy with this relationship. The only reason I stay is because of our children. I’m only 33 and don’t want to live my life in misery anymore, but I will sacrifice my happiness for my children. I am confused and don’t know what to do. I’m just going




through the motions in life. I work full time, coach my son’s soccer team and am living with MS. He does help somewhat, but it would be better if he would get a job. My mother watches my DEAR kids while I working ABBY am and after they get out of school. Jeanne Phillips He claims because he doesn’t have a driver’s license he can’t get a job. Really? How many people in this world don’t drive and still have a job? Please give me some advice. I have reached my breaking point. — DOING THE BEST I CAN

DEAR DOING THE BEST YOU CAN: You say you are willing to sacrifice your happiness with this loser for your children. Why? You are not married to him, and he is emotionally neglectful, physically abusive and contributes nothing financially. Admit to yourself that the “romance” has been a mistake, and as soon as it’s safe, get away from him. If he ever finds a job, the state will help you collect child support, but if he doesn’t, you’ll have one less mouth to feed. 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

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DEAR DOCTOR K: Why do I have bags, puffiness and dark circles around my eyes? What can I do about it? DEAR READER: My Harvard Medical School colleague Dr. Robert Shmerling wrote about this a couple of years ago in the Harvard Health Letter newsletter. Here’s some of what he said: Gently pinch the skin under your eyes and give it a little tug. You’ll feel that it’s a little looser and thinner than skin elsewhere. It’s also looser and thinner than it used to be. As we age, some of the fat under the skin of the face disappears. The fat under the skin beneath our eyes that we’re born with is like wind filling a sail. As the fat disappears, the skin under the eyes becomes like a sail without wind to fill it out. In addition, gravity when we’re sitting or standing (which is true


perhaps) can make the dark circles go away. If your eyes have gotten noticeably puffier and the puffiness doesn’t go away, see a doctor. Puffy eyes can be a sign that you’re retaining fluid, which can be a symptom of a serious medical condition. Also talk to your doctor if your eyes got puffy after you started a new medication or facial cosmetic, or ate a new food. You may be having an allergic reaction. This column now is more than two years old. I am very grateful to my colleague Urmila Parlikar for finding information for me, to my colleagues at Harvard Medical School who give me advice, and for my excellent editors, Alan McDermott and Shena Wolf. DR. KOMAROFF is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. His website is

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CARS 2006 Chevy Impala LT V6. 1 owner. 66,400 mi. Very Good Condition! $8270. (260)925-5538 1999 Buick Century, 2 owner, V6, also 2003 Dodge Durango, 1 owner, Magnum V8. 260 925-5749 Guaranteed Top Dollar For Junk Cars, Trucks & Vans. Call Jack @ 260-466-8689

Side Wooden Table $25.00 (260)226-5269

Small kitchen Table & 2 Chairs. $25.00 (260)226-5269 Tables-fold 2 x 2. Open to 2 x 4. Height adjusts 3 positions. $20. Call after 12 noon. (260)232-5062 Two Wheeled Deer Tote Carry All. $20 (260)495-7001 Unique Antique High Chair. Wooden, caned seat. Great cond. $35.00. (260) 318-4476

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VANS 1993 Chevy Conversion Van, 3/4 ton, 7 pass, 4.3 liter V6, 144 K, nice clean interior, some rust on body, runs good, drives great, good tires. $1,195. Wolcottville 260-854-2766.

260 349-2685 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)

MERCHANDISE UNDER $50 2 Levelor blinds, almond in color 57 x 57. $50. each 260 715-1417 5 old oak dining room chairs, gold velvet seats & backs. $25.00 260 897-2036

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The Star - December 4, 2013  

The Star is the daily newspaper serving DeKalb County in northeast Indiana.