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GOOD MORNING Next I-69 extension to start next year BLOOMINGTON (AP) — State officials are expecting construction to start next year on another phase of the Interstate 69 extension through southern Indiana. The state highway department plans to select a contractor in March for work on a 21-mile section of the highway that will generally follow the current Indiana 37 corridor from south of Bloomington to the southern edge of Martinsville, The Herald-Times reported. Much of the work will involve building interchanges and overpasses as the route is transformed to interstate standards, said Will Wingfield, a spokesman for the Indiana Department of Transportation. The work will cost an estimated $394 million and should be completed by the end of 2016.

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Snow likely to usher in new year BY JENNIFER DECKER It looks like the new year will be ushered in with snow, snow and more snow.

That’s what the National Weather Service is forecasting for the rest of the week, as significant snow is expected to accumulate from New Year’s Eve through Thursday.

Tonight, snow is expected to develop north of a warm front in northeastern Indiana with possible snow accumulations of 2-5 inches. There could be heavier amounts of snow near the Indiana-Michigan border. Roads likely will be snow-covered and slick for the holiday. Travelers are encouraged to stay alert to forecasts and weather

advisories and plan travel accordingly by being prepared. Central U.S. temperatures will continue to be 10-30 degrees below normal as an Arctic mass remains in place. Online sources suggest people be prepared for the cold: • Don’t overdress. Wearing clothes that are too heavy or warm causes sweat. Once clothes are

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Doctor missing after 3 weeks KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A young doctor serving her medical residency in southwestern Michigan remains missing, more than three weeks after her car was discovered more than 100 miles away near Portage. Teleka Patrick had an airline ticket to visit her parents in Florida at Christmas. Instead, her family is anxious to know what happened. “It’s a big mystery,” said Carl Clatterbuck, a private investigator hired by the family. “She was seen driving out of a hospital parking lot earlier this month, and that was the last anyone has seen of her.” Patrick, 30, had been serving a medical residency since July at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.

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Waterloo library expansion Leaders of Waterloo Grant Township Public Library break ground for its $1.6 million expansion Sunday during a 100th anniversary celebration of the library. From left are site manager Eric Wolfe; state Sen. Dennis Kruse, R-Auburn; Linda

Dunn, library director; architect Zach Benedict of Morrison Kattman Menze Architecture & Design; Bob Murphy, grant writer; Darryl Whittington, library board president; and Rocky Pressler, library board treasurer.

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an almost annual ritual, Congress is letting a package of 55 popular tax breaks expire at the end of the year, creating uncertainty — once again — for millions of individuals and businesses. Lawmakers let these tax breaks lapse almost every year, even though they save businesses and individuals billions of dollars. And almost every year, Congress eventually renews them, retroactively, so taxpayers can claim them by the time they file their tax returns. No harm, no foul, right? After all, taxpayers filing returns in the spring won’t be hurt because the tax breaks were in effect for 2013. Taxpayers won’t be hit until 2015, when they file tax returns for next year. Not so far. Trade groups and tax SEE TAX BREAKS, PAGE A5

Medicaid growth creates coverage gap HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — About 5 million people will be without health care next year that they would have gotten simply if they lived somewhere else in America. They make up a coverage gap in President Barack Obama’s signature health care law created by the domino effects of last year’s Supreme Court ruling and states’ subsequent policy decisions. The court effectively left it up to states to decide whether to open Medicaid, the federal-state program for the poor and disabled, to more people, primarily poor working adults without children. Twenty-five states declined. That leaves 4.8 million people in those states without the health care coverage that their peers elsewhere are getting through the expansion of Medicaid, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation estimate. More than one-fifth of them live in Texas alone, Kaiser’s analysis found. Among those in the gap is Cheryl Jones, a 61-year-old part-time home-care worker from Erie, Pa., who makes do without health insurance by splitting in half pills for high blood pressure, which she gets from a friend, not a pharmacist. She’d also like to visit a dentist to fix her broken partial dentures. A new pair of glasses might be nice, too. “There are a lot of us who need SEE COVERAGE, PAGE A5


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Triumphs, growth on DeKalb County’s 2013 list of top news Auburn woman is crowned Miss Indiana ZIONSVILLE — Terrin Thomas, 20, of Auburn won the title of Miss Indiana in the annual pageant June 22 in Zionsville. “I’ve been watching this pageant for as long as I can remember, wanting to stand up there on stage and go to Miss America,” she said Thomas the next day. In September, Thomas participated in the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, N.J. She then returned to her studies as a junior at Indiana University in Bloomington. — Dave Kurtz

YMCA expanding AUBURN — The large group gathered in November at a groundbreaking ceremony for the YMCA of DeKalb County’s $8 million expansion. The North Street branch will add an expanded fitness area, women’s wellness center, improved child care areas and indoor child play area, as well as an indoor running track, racquetball, multiple classrooms for additional programming and three multi-functional gyms. Ambassador Enterprises said it will purchase the nearly 100-yearold Main Street branch of the


DeKalb High School’s Classic Connection show choir won a state championship in March 2013 — its fourth in five years. The choir is shown performing one week earlier in a contest at East Noble High School.

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Airport board vacates road AUBURN — The DeKalb County Airport’s planned 2,000-foot extension of its runway had met its share of criticism, but a firestorm broke out in response to closing C.R. 29 to make way for the runway. The Airport Authority board, DeKalb County commissioners and County Council and dozens of vocal residents debated the road closure in public meetings. Commissioners suggested a tunnel to carry C.R. 29 under the

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runway. After the Airport Authority voted to vacate the road and build an extension of C.R. 62 to reroute traffic, residents challenged the project. In December, the commissioners received a third opinion that verified the legality of the road closure, and they closed the topic. However, commissioners declined to reappoint Airport Authority President Brad Stump to a new term, replacing him with John Chalmers. — Aaron Organ SEE TOP STORIES OF 2013, PAGE A2





TOP STORIES OF 2013: Business, government items dominated the area headlines FROM PAGE A1

Students capture championships Local students excelled in statewide competitions during 2013. A trio of state championships topped the list. In March, the DeKalb High School Classic Connection show choir won its fourth state championship in the past five years. In May, an Academic Super Bowl team from Hamilton High School won the school’s eighth state championship in the past nine years. The fine arts team won in the division for small schools, but its near-perfect score was the best regardless of school size. In June, the softball team from Lakewood Park Christian school repeated as Class 1A state champions. — Dave Kurtz

for the 2013-2014 school year. At the conclusion of every grading period — in October, December and March — all DeKalb Eastern schools will be closed for two weeks. The first week of each break is to be used for any makeup days. The second week of each break is guaranteed to be a week off, said DeKalb Eastern superintendent Dr. Jeff Stephens. DeKalb Central and Garrett-Keyser-Butler school officials were discussing the adoption of similar plans. — Jeff Jones

County budget woes vex leaders

AUBURN — DeKalb County officials spent much of 2013 dealing with budget disasters, after a $1.3 million shortfall was uncovered in April. A financial consultant revealed that $634,000 in Wind farms blow out property tax refunds to ASHLEY — A top issue five large companies left of 2012 stretched into early the county general fund 2013, as county officials deep in the red. The county continued a debate on responded by cutting whether wind farms have a nonsalary budgets 10 percent place in DeKalb County. and shuffling money to fix Residents crowded the shortage. meetings of the DeKalb Then, during budget County commissioners in the discussions in late summer, year’s first two months to officials ordered county hear testimony on the profit- departments to cut their ability and safety of wind 2014 budgets to cover an farms. estimated $1.5 million In February, commisshortfall the county is sioners extended the setback facing. Despite that, the distance for a wind turbine County Council said in from a neighboring property August it would not pursue a line from 400 feet to 1,300 local option income tax, but feet. The additional distance instead would work out the effectively eliminated any budget woes in-house. realistic opportunity for — Aaron Organ wind farm development in the county. School dedicated — Aaron Organ GARRETT — Hundreds from the community DeKalb Eastern adopts celebrated the official new school calendar opening of a new, high-tech BUTLER — The DeKalb Garrett High School in Eastern school district January. adopted a new-style calendar A groundbreaking

ceremony for the 196,000 square-foot brick building was held in March 2011, with students beginning classes in the fall of 2012. Band and choir rooms and a media studio were completed at the end of 2012. The original school was built in 1922. — Sue Carpenter

New owners buy plaza AUBURN — Partners Paul Vlaskamp and Thomas Chronister bought Auburn Cord Plaza on North Grandstaff Drive. A new Family Farm and Home store opened in the shopping center’s largest space, a 56,000-square-foot store originally occupied by Scott’s Food Store. — Dave Kurtz

Construction snarls Auburn traffic Orange traffic barricades and excavated earth were the sights to behold in Auburn during 2013. Six major infrastructure projects occurred simultaneously, causing gridlock on every major traffic corridor. The city performed major renovations of Grandstaff Drive and Betz Road, completed a sewer separation project on the city’s north side, and installed a larger sewer line along East Seventh Street (S.R. 8) from Union Street to Duesenberg Drive. The state then fully resurfaced S.R. 8 through Auburn. The city also built the Jackson Street Trail to connect North Street to the city’s south side museum district, passing downtown and many points of interest along the way. — Aaron Organ

Woman gets new heart INDIANAPOLIS — For Auburn native Leah Smith, June 2013 brought miracles. Smith received a second heart transplant at IU Health Methodist Hospital

in Indianapolis. She had received her first heart transplant in 1991 when she was just 11 days old. Smith, 22, now of Fort Wayne, had suffered heart attacks in December 2012 and again Feb. 27, which left her heart severely damaged and blocked. She had been waiting for another heart since then. Smith was just minutes from not being able to take a heart due to deterioration and other organs starting to shut down, her mother, Joan Smith, reported. “It was so close that she didn’t get it,” Joan Smith said after the transplant. “It’s another amazing Leah miracle.” — Kathryn Bassett

Libraries expanding A 6,500-square-foot expansion of the Garrett Public Library is moving forward. The library board unanimously approved a two-story addition on the south side of the current library with an estimated cost of $1.6 million. The Waterloo Grant Township Public Library broke ground Sunday on its $1.6 million expansion project. The new addition will include meeting rooms for the public, a teen center, updated children’s area and renovation of the existing structure.

MetalX growing The Auburn Common Council this month approved tax incentives for MetalX to launch an Auburn operation in the vacant Alcoa plant on the city’s southwest side. MetalX president Danny Rifkin said he expects the facility will recycle 100 million pounds of scrap metal annually. Over a three-year period, the facility will employ 57 full-time workers with a payroll of $2.5 million, he said. MetalX opened its first site at the west edge of

Waterloo in 2012 and also is planning to expand there. — Aaron Organ

Plea ends Huq case ANGOLA — Mahfuz Huq pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in November, ending a homicide case that had been pending nearly 25 years. Huq, 47, admitted killing Todd Kelley, 19, of Hamilton, on Aug. 9, 1989, out of jealousy over a girl both had dated. After the killing, Huq fled to Bangladesh, his family’s native country, until he was arrested while making a trip to New Delhi in February 2011. — Mike Marturello

Deputy shooting accomplice guilty AUBURN — This year saw the conclusion of a crime drama that began in December 2011 with the shooting of Waterloo Deputy Marshal Steve Brady. Julie Marie King of Auburn pleaded guilty to aiding in attempted murderas part of an agreement filed in DeKalb Superior Court II. On May 6, Judge Monte Brown sentenced King to 45 years in prison with seven years suspended and 38 years to serve. King admitted she aided the late Ralph Hardiek, with whom she was involved in a relationship, when he shot Brady in the face, intending to kill him. — Kathryn Bassett

Museum planned AUBURN — Members of the DeKalb Horsemen’s Association broke ground Nov. 3 for a new Draft Animal Museum south of Auburn along C.R. 427. The buildings will house the association’s antique farm equipment, 10 wagons and other assorted implements.

Judge sides with diocese SOUTH BEND (AP) — A federal judge has approved a preliminary injunction banning the enforcement of portions of the federal health care overhaul that would have forced a northern Indiana diocese to pay for birth control in employee health care plans. U.S. District Judge Jon DeGuilio issued a ruling Friday granting the injunction to the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, its Catholic charities and other associated groups. DeGuilio wrote that the diocese has shown “some reasonable likelihood of success on the merits” of the case and that the harm likely to be caused without an injunction “is imminent and irreparable, whereas the government faces no risk of harm, let alone irreparable harm, if the preliminary injunction is granted.” Another federal judge denied a similar request by the University of Notre Dame a week earlier.


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Regional Roundup • Car crashes into house after chase FORT WAYNE (AP) — A Fort Wayne police chase ended when the fleeing driver lost control and crashed into a house. City police said an officer tried to stop the car about 3:30 a.m. Monday because it was speeding and driving

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Ohio, Indiana lose drone test bid CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio and Indiana have lost out on their joint bid to secure one of the Federal Aviation Administration’s highly coveted test sites for unmanned aircraft. The FAA on Monday announced six states that will develop test sites for drones, a critical next step for the march of the unmanned aircraft into U.S. skies. Alaska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Texas and Virginia will host the


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Judge opens way to tax error challenges MUNSTER (AP) — An Indiana Tax Court judge has ruled that a 1989 state regulation imposing a three-year limit to correct

errors on property taxes was repealed in 2000 and not replaced, clearing the way for state residents to ask county auditors to correct errors for the past 13 years. Judge Martha Blood Wentworth said in her ruling Friday that any petition to correct a post-2000 error in property tax payments, credits or deductions must be considered timely filed. She acknowledged the ruling “has the potential to open the floodgates” of error appeals, but said she could reach no other conclusion.

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Email your legal! legals @ Call Kelly at 877-791-7877x182 for details NOTICE OF PROPOSED PRECINCT BOUNDARY CHANGES To the voters of DeKalb County You are notified that the Election Division of the Office of the Secretary of State of Indiana has determined that a proposed order by the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners to change certain precinct boundaries within this county would comply with state law, and that the Election Division has notified the Commissioners that precinct boundaries may be established in accordance with the county’s proposed order. The boundaries of the following existing precincts would be changed by the adoption of the county’s proposed order: Part of Keyser 5 precinct along County Road 48 and south between County Road 19 and County Road 21, annexed into Keyser 6 within the city limits of Auburn. Any registered voter of this County may object to the county’s proposed order by filing a sworn statement with the Election Division. This statement must set forth the voter’s specific objections to the proposed order, and request that a hearing be conducted by the Indiana Election Commission under the Administrative Orders and Procedures Act (Indiana Code 4-21.5). The Mailing address of the Election Division is: Election Division of the Office of the Secretary of State of Indiana, 302 West Washington Street,

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Ending tax could lead to tough choices What would happen to other taxpayers if Indiana ended its tax on business personal property? A report released last week tries to offer some answers. Gov. Mike Pence is calling for Indiana to eliminate the tax collected on business equipment. He points out that our neighboring states don’t The effect on northeast charge it, so the tax Indiana’s four counties hurts Indiana varies greatly. Our in trying to attract counties may have a and keep lot in common, but not businesses. Local when it comes to the government school impact of the proposed and officials are tax change. objecting loudly that an end to the tax would take away money they need to operate, unless … the state Legislature creates a new tax to replace the lost income. So far, legislators seem to be saying that’s what they’re likely to do. Last week’s report by the Legislative Service Agency describes in great detail what would be lost from repealing the tax, and what it would take to replace it. The impact on Indiana counties, schools, cities and towns depends on how much business property they have within their borders. In most cases, that translates to how many factories they have. The effect on northeast Indiana’s four counties varies greatly. Our counties may have a lot in common, but not when it comes to the impact of the proposed tax change. The new report shows how much tax income each county would lose and the income tax rate that would be needed to replace it. Increasing the county income tax seems to be a leading idea for replacing the business property tax. Each county would need a different tax rate. It might seem more practical to raise the state income tax rate. The report says it would take a 0.77 percent increase in state income taxes to make up for the loss of business personal property taxes. That would share the burden evenly across the state. But Indiana legislators just reduced the state income tax in the 2013 session, so don’t expect them to raise it — which would be blamed on them. In recent years, their style has been to put pressure on counties to raise their local income taxes — which gets blamed on the courthouse instead of the Statehouse. Typically, legislators have given counties the choice of whether to raise local income taxes — and that strategy already is being floated in this case. Here’s what our four counties could see in income loss from ending the business equipment tax and what would be needed to replace the income. DeKalb County — All units of government would lose $11.4 million with no replacement. A county income tax increase of 1.4 percent would be needed to replace the income. LaGrange County — All units of government would lose $2.75 million with no replacement. A county income tax increase of 0.46 percent would be needed to replace the income. Noble County — All units of government would lose $8 million with no replacement. A county income tax increase of 0.99 percent would be needed to replace the income. Steuben County — All units of government would lose nearly $3.5 million with no replacement. A county income tax increase of 0.5 percent would be needed to replace the income. Failing to replace the tax would raise property taxes on other types of property owners, although those increases would not make up all of the lost income. The report estimates these potential property tax increases for homeowners — DeKalb 20.5 percent, LaGrange 8.5 percent, Noble 18.7 percent and Steuben 7.5 percent — if the business equipment tax were not replaced somehow. If Indiana’s state leaders decide we need to end the business personal property tax, leaders of 92 counties could be faced with an unpleasant choice — raise income taxes on their citizens or allow property taxes on homes and other types of property to rise.

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


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Letters to The Editor • Be wary of new definitions of marriage To the editor: Playing with the re-definition of marriage is a very dangerous matter. It appears to me that our legislators are looking at re-defining marriage through the lenses of political correctness without considering the consequences of destroying the natural family. The church denomination to which I once belonged floated a re-definition that called marriage a “life-long commitment.” The next Sunday a dairy farmer came to church and asked if he should now marry his cows — because he had a “life-long commitment” to them. It was an uneasy chuckle that rippled through coffee hour that morning for they knew there was a measure of truth in his humor. This new definition of marriage assumed only the category of gender was in question when in reality they were ignoring many other issues. The uneasiness of that morning was the result of realizing that how marriage is defined can lead to unwanted consequences. If you can change the definition of marriage to exclude any consideration of gender, why can you not change it in many other categories as well? I suggest that the same arguments used by the homosexual lobby will be hijacked to re-define marriage in ways other than

gender. Earlier this month a U.S. District Judge struck down as unconstitutional laws of the state of Utah which made polygamy a crime. It seems that the judiciary is moving away from any limitation of number as well as gender in re-defining marriage. I can imagine the interest shown in this court decision by followers of the religion of Islam as well as fundamentalist Mormon sects who believe that a husband should have multiple wives. Muhammad himself had at least 13 wives! While we are removing restrictions to what is yet called “marriage,” why not age? Great Britain is having difficulty with the number of Muslims having child marriages approved by mosques as being allowed under Islamic Sharia Law. And why not, since Muhammad himself reportedly married a girl named Aisha when she was but 6 years old? (see Sahih al-Bukhari, 7:62:64 and http://bit. ly/1ip7uHD ) A United Nations report estimates that in a few years over 14 million girls will become a child bride — each year! With over 4 million Muslims in America, we should begin to question which way our laws will lean under any re-definition of marriage when it comes to the question of age. Left out of most discussions about

re-defining marriage is the matter of protecting children. It can be argued that regulations over marriage have their beginning in the procreation of children — which obviously takes a male and a female! Laws were created to secure parental rights over children and required certain responsibilities of both spouses towards one another and in the care and nurture of their children. One would be hard put to name any culture on earth over the last 6,000 years where this was not so. Yet the subject of the protection of children rarely if ever comes to the front when talking about re-defining marriage to include same-sex arrangements. This should be of no surprise to anyone. We have steadily moved over the last 30 years away from marriage being an establishment of a family for the purpose of giving birth and nurture to new life. We have moved instead to marriage being an arrangement for personal satisfaction and fulfillment. Opponents of the natural family have so little to gain in this fight while our society stands to lose so much from its destruction. If you think that this debate is only about “same-sex marriage,” you had better think again! David Powers Waterloo

‘Nice job, but:’ As year ends, a look back or admit that you never trouble yourself WASHINGTON — The year-end with thinking. Certitude is a mask one review required of all columnists dons only for deadlines, after which, feet inevitably brings us to the mailbag and a on desk, one ruminates on the source of few clarifications. such certitude. This, of course, leads to For the record, I read my mail but crippling self-doubt, which in turn never online comments. Anonymity may lead to drinking or, worse, liberates hostility, we’ve learned, yoga. and the customary online abuse riot For my own edification, a undermines the grandiosity required few words about the differto write opinion. But don’t stop! ences between online writing For some reason, my family thinks the comments are a hoot. and newspaper writing. Like the The mail that does reach difference between the male and my inbox is about evenly split female sexual appetites (just to keep you interested), one is a between fans and not-so-fans. I’ve KATHLEEN microwave, the other a crockpot. concluded that there must be a Online writers zip and zap across repository of letter-to-columnist PARKER the digital realm in real time, templates out there somewhere. sometimes accelerating before About 70 percent of missives begin news breaks. Newspaper writers, with one of the following: especially columnists, tend to — “I usually stop reading your simmer. column after the first sentence, but …” You’ll notice at this point that — “I rarely agree with you, but …” columnists tend to digress. They also — “I am a fan — you knew this was generalize because, we must. It’s our coming — but …” nature. We don’t care that some females And this just in. “I’m not sure how columnists like you who write for a living have appetites equal to males. If three is a trend, “most” is enough to generalize. get paid.” KP: Usually by direct deposit. Plus, we are easily bored (note the Otherwise, my response to all of the constant imperative to not be bored), and above: So whaddya want for a buck? nothing is more tedious than punctiliousA few days ago, a letter arrived asking ness. On the other hand, using a word me whether I ever considered that I like punctiliousness can make one want to might be wrong? My one-word response: smoke a cigarette afterward. “Constantly.” Which is true, up to a point. A Back to the matter of differences. Because of print deadlines, I typically columnist couldn’t write if she thought write two to three days before a column she were wrong, right? But oftentimes appears in print. Thus, I have to consider we write to find out what we think, and on Thursday what might still be of interest sometimes we surprise ourselves. Many times I wish I thought otherwise, since life by Sunday. Though one is, therefore, would be so much easier, but then we’d be always late to the game, I can think of few commentaries that don’t benefit from a bored. few days’ simmer. Sometimes, yes, I even change my Another difference has to do with mind. When you’ve written columns as standards. Newspaper tradition requires long as I have (26 or 27 years, I can’t that we heed the “family” rule: What remember), you’d best change your mind

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• is appropriate for family consumption, especially on Sunday mornings? This mandate was born (ages ago) of the desire never to offend anyone, which can make for some rather arid reading and writing that doesn’t swell one’s breast. One must be clever enough to select words that sneak past the kiddies, who, having wearied of FaceTime twerking, might accidentally trip over a grown-up thought. Another frequent reader comment: “Nice job, but you failed to mention …” or “You left out …” KP: Yes, but … columnists are strictly held to a nonnegotiable word count — in my case, 750 and not a definite article more. My definition of a column, soon to be a book title, is: “A Sliver of a Slice of a Piece of a Moment.” It is a glimpse of an insight viewed through the prism of another’s tenure on Earth, served with trepidation and self-flagellating humility. This is to say, thanks for the memories, the corrected syntax and the astute observations about my laxity and bombast, and special gratitude to those (you know who you are) who shared often-brilliant insights through their own tenured prism. I couldn’t do it without you. Cheers! KATHLEEN PARKER is a syndicated columnist with Tribune Media Services. She can be reached at




Deaths & Funerals • Larry Bailey KENDALLVILLE — Larry Kenneth Bailey, age 69, of Kendallville passed away at home on Sunday, December 29, 2013. Mr. Bailey was born in Kendallville, Indiana, on April 30, 1944 to the late Kenneth Ora Bailey and Anna Mae Mr. Bailey (Wagner) Bailey. He graduated from Kendallville High School in 1962 and Ivy Tech in Fort Wayne. He married Mr. Bailey Pamela Jeanne Alexander on May 29, 1965 in Kendallville at Faith United Methodist Church. Larry was employed with Dalton Foundry for 42 years as the electrical maintenance supervisor. He also worked for his father at Bailey Plumbing in Kendallville for four years. Larry loved woodworking and spending time in his workshop. He enjoyed building furniture among many other things. He was an avid fisherman. After he retired, Larry enjoyed meeting each and every morning with the same group of guys at the Breakfast House to solve all the world’s problems. He always kept busy working on projects and helping others in need. He loved his grandkids and enjoyed spending time with his family and many friends. Larry especially enjoyed a recent trip to the Soo Locks at Sault Ste. Marie. He was a member of the First Church of God in Kendallville. Survivors include his wife, Pam Bailey of Kendallville; two daughters, Nici and Kent Allread of Serena, Ill., and Rachel and Zach Ruse of Kendallville; a son, Tod and Catrina Bailey of Kendallville; grandchildren, Lucus Bailey, Dylan Bailey, Zachary Allread, Benjamin Allread, Bailey Grace Ruse and Lillian Marie Ruse; and a sister, Barbara Shew of Kendallville. He was preceded in death by two grandsons, Alexander Kenneth Bailey and Christopher Alan Bailey. Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville. There will be an hour of visitation before the funeral service begins. Officiating the funeral service will be Pastor Jim Kane. Burial will be at Lake View Cemetery in Kendallville.

Visitation also will be today from 1-6 p.m. at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville. Preferred memorials may be made to First Church of God Building Fund or Noble County Humane Shelter. Casket bearers will be Ron Wallen, Lynn Hart, Randy Ackerman, Paul “Chip� Meyer, Danny Rhinesmith, and Ernie Rhinesmith. Honorary bearers are Kent Allread, Zachary Ruse, Bill Blaskie, Dairl Acres, Ron Frick and his grandchildren. Send a condolence to the family or view a video tribute of Larry by today at Arrangements are entrusted to Hite Funeral Home, 403 S. Main St., Kendallville.

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KENDALLVILLE — Gary Lee Lewis, age 64, of Kendallville, died on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at his home with his family by his side. Mr. Lewis was born in Middletown, Ohio, on November 25, 1949 to Clara Mae (Lewis) Lewis who survives. He graduated from Morgan County High School, West Liberty, Kentucky, in 1968 and entered directly into the United States Army where he honorably served his country from 1968-1975 during the Vietnam War. A true American hero and decorated Vietnam veteran, Gary was a Bronze Star recipient who fought in the 25th Combat Infantry Division during the Vietnam Norma Miller War. He was awarded the National Defense Service LAGRANGE — Norma Jean Miller, 24, of LaGrange, medal, the Combat Infantry died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, badge, the Army Condemat the home of Floyd Miller, nation medal, and the Vietnam Service with four after battling cancer for bronze stars medal. When 1 1/2 years. he returned home from the Mrs. Miller was born on war, he married Benita Ann Aug. 11, 1989 in LaGrange Spriggs on July 24, 1976 to Harley and Loretta in Clintwood, Virginia. (Miller) Yoder. Gary was employed in the Mrs. Miller was a maintenance department at homemaker and a member Bostwick-Braun in Ashley of the Old Order Amish since September 2003. Church. Before that he worked at On April 15, 2010 in Ligonier she married LeRoy Key Plastics in Ashley. He was a member of the F. Miller and he survives in American Legion Post 86, LaGrange. V.F.W. Post 2749 and the Also surviving are a American Legion Riders son, Vernon Eugene Miller all in Kendallville and the at home; her parents, National Rifle Association. Harley and Loretta Yoder Gary loved to hunt and of Ligonier; grandparents, fish, play poker, and ride Mervin and Vera (Yoder) his Honda Gold Wing. He Miller of Ligonier and Dan and Susie (Schlabach)Yoder traveled all over the United States on his motorcycle. He of Topeka; four sisters loved spending time with his and two brothers-in-law, family, reading, and sitting Vera and Samuel Beechy on the front porch waving of LaGrange, Carolyn and talking to folks. Gary and Elmer Bontrager of Millersburg and Edna Yoder never met a stranger. Survivors include his and Mary Yoder, both of wife, Benita Lewis of Ligonier; and four brothers Kendallville; daughter, and a sister-in-law, Vernon Bridget Nash and her and Rose (Miller) Yoder companion, Phillip of LaGrange, Glen Yoder, Birchfield, both of Fort Delmar Yoder and Richard Wayne; son, Gary B. and Yoder, all of Ligonier. Heather Lewis of KendallShe was preceded in death by a son, Jason Wayne ville; son, Laef A. Lewis of Kendallville; daughter, Miller on Nov. 23, 2012, a sister, Doris Yoder on Feb. 6, Brandi Lewis of Kendallville; son, Logan and Maria 1995, and a brother, Devon Lewis of Kendallville; like Yoder on Feb. 6, 1995. Services will be Thursday a son, Nicholas Crabtree of Yuma, Arizona; eight at 9:30 a.m. at the Floyd grandchildren, Trenton Miller residence, 4460 W. Nash, Madalaine Nash, 100 S, LaGrange, with Blake Lewis, Matthew home ministers officiating. Burial will follow in Beechy Francen, Sebastian Francen, Jeremiah Lewis, Kevin Cemetery, rural LaGrange. Wilkey, and Zoie Lewis; Calling will take place today after 2 p.m. and all day great-granddaughter, Lillian Nash and great-grandson, on Wednesday at the Floyd Carter; mother, Clara Mae Miller residence. Frurip-May Funeral Home Lewis of Georgetown, Kentucky; brother, Danny in LaGrange is assisting the Ray Lewis of Georgetown, family with arrangements. Kentucky; several nieces Condolences may be left and nephews; mother-in-law, at fruripmayfuneralhome. Ocie Spriggs of Kendallcom.

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AUBURN — Virginia Lee (Wakefield) Yates, 83, entered into the presence of her Lord on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at the Betz Nursing Home in Auburn. She was born June 16, 1930, in Taylorsville, Kentucky, to the late Robert T. H. and Hazel BeatriceWakefield. She married Rev. J. Mrs. Yates Wilbur Yates on Sept. 7, 1953. They recently celebrated their 60th anniversary. Virginia was a homemaker and a faithful pastor’s wife who was skilled at making any parsonage they moved into, during their 40-plus years of ministry in the United Methodist Church, a comfortable home for her family. She was well known as an excellent cook and used her talent in each church, especially in the church kitchen. She had a gift of hospitality which she exercised freely. She is survived by her husband and two children, Ray A. (Dawn) Yates of Celina, Ohio, and Kimberlee A. (Jason) Powell of Granger; six grandchildren, Craig, Cara, Clay, Jacob, Aaron, and Ashlee; four great-grandchildren, Natalie, Audrie, Emilie and Eli; step-grandchildren, Matthew, Teelier, Miriah, and Misty; and step-great-grandchildren, Angelina and Thomas. She is also survived by a brother, Stanley Ray (Charlotte) Wakefield; a sister, Joyce E. (Sam) Medley of Shelbyville, Kentucky; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two children, Mark Wakefield and James David Yates; and a sister and two brothers. A celebration of Virginia’s life will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Auburn, Thursday, January 2, 2014, at 11 a.m., with visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday prior to the service at the church. The Rev. Shalimar Holderly will be officiating, with the Rev. Ted Jansen and the Rev. Lamar Imes. Visitation will also be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 Center St., Auburn. Memorials may be directed to the Auburn First United Methodist Church, 1203 E. 7th St., Auburn, Indiana 46706. To send condolences, visit ADDITIONAL OBITUARIES can be found on Page A6.

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in 2000. He also served as an exchange teacher in Ewa Beach, Hawaii from 1975-76 where he taught science at Ilima Intermediate School. He and his family lived in Ewa Beach, Oahu during that time. Ralph was also licensed by the State of Indiana to teach health and driver education, and taught driver ed for about 30 years. For a few years following retirement, he also served as a college supervisor for the Transition to Teaching Program at Bethel College, Mishawaka, Indiana. During summers between school years, Ralph kept busy with a variety of work, but he most enjoyed the 30 years he spent as a field inspector for Indiana Crop Improvement Association. Ralph had a deep, abiding faith in God and loved his family and treasured his friends. He ministered to others from 1974 as a member of both the Gideons and the Ligonier Evangelical Church where he served over the years as an usher, Sunday School teacher and in the choir. He also served others as a weekly volunteer at World Missionary Press in New Paris, Indiana, for several years. Ralph enjoyed raising flowers and working daily crossword puzzles. He and his wife enjoyed traveling throughout the U.S. and abroad. He is survived by his beloved wife Harolaine Marie Kistler of Ligonier; three children, Bonnie D. (Bill) Woodlee of Elkhart, Ind., Kerry L. (Jil) Kistler of Springfield, Mo., and Shareen S. (Jonathan) Lichtenberger of Wren, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Kara and Zachary Woodlee, Sarah (Kistler) Fry, Justin, Jeremy and Christy Kistler, and Amber Lichtenberger; two great-grandchildren, Katherine and Andrew Kistler; two siblings, John M. Kistler of Indianapolis, Ind., and Cheryl K. Kistler of Goshen, Ind. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Joe K. Kistler; and a granddaughter, Lydia Rose Lichtenberger. A funeral service in Ralph’s memory will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 11 a.m. with calling beginning at 10 a.m. at the Ligonier Evangelical Church, 1911 Lincolnway South, Ligonier. Pastors Troy Diersing and John Lutton will be officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery in Ligonier. Family and friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday January 3, 2014 at Ligonier Evangelical Church. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to World Missionary Press, Inc., 19168 CR 146 P.O. Box 120, New Paris, IN 46553 or to the Gideons International (Noble County Camp), c/o Dan Alspach, 6413 E. 600 N., Churubusco IN, 46723. Yeager Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Dorothy Bisel AUBURN — Dorothy Mae (Hunt, Kuechler) Bisel, 90, passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2013. She was born on April 12, 1923 in Warren, Ohio, to Willson and Pauline Hunt. Mrs. Bisel Mrs. Bisel was in the National Honor Society, and graduated in 1941 from Northridge High School in Dayton, Ohio. She worked at Elder-Beerman Department Store as a personal shopper, and then with military personnel at Wright Field until after she married Glen “Babe” Kuechler in 1945. He passed away in 1986. Mrs. Bisel was the president of the Dames Club at Ball State Teachers’ College. She was active at the Victory Methodist Church in Dayton, and then Auburn First United Methodist Church. She was also active with Auburn Women’s Club, United Methodist Women, Maxine Coleman Circle and the YMCA. Mrs. Bisel was a homemaker, and worked part-time at The Evening Star, Auburn State Bank, DeKalb Memorial Hospital and Messenger Corp. She made a lot of goodies and took them to visit with shut-ins. Dorothy liked to walk to town, even though she had macular degeneration since 1989. In 1980 Mrs. Bisel married Mearl Bisel. He passed away in 1986. Surviving are his daughter, Karen and Robert Peake of Texas, his son, Paul Bisel of Kentucky, three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Mrs. Bisel’s sister, Marilyn Brentlinger, passed away in 2010. Also surviving are Mrs. Bisel’s brother-in-law, Paul Brentlinger of Ohio; a daughter, Sharon Brill of Auburn, a daughter, Marcia Tompkins of Missouri, and a son, Mark Kuechler of Auburn; five grandchildren and spouses, Lisa McClendon of Texas, David and Amanda Bosell of North Carolina, Jill and Chuck Lehner of Illinois, Randy Miller of Illinois and Ben O’Dell of Missouri; and six great-grandchildren, Kala and E’Lisha McClendon of Texas, Kyle Zawadzke of Illinois, Tramain Keen of North Carolina, Sean Miller of Illinois and Alana Moranz of North Dakota. A service for local friends will be Sunday, January 5, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, Auburn. A service for out-of-state relatives, and all friends, will be in the spring. Memorials are to Auburn First United Methodist Church or Alzheimer’s Research. ADDITIONAL OBITUARIES can be found on Page B5.

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Colts back in sync at right time INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Robert Mathis insists momentum matters. He remembers Indianapolis pulling things together to make a Super Bowl run following the 2006 season and realizes six of the past eight Super Bowl champs played on wild-card weekend. The teams that survive and advance this time of year are the ones capable of cranking up the intensity while minimizing mistakes. Yes, the new NFL sacks champion has done his homework and figures that model bodes well for his Colts. “I think if you check the last six Super Bowl winners, they got hot at the right time,” Mathis said Monday. “That’s what it’s all about, getting hot at the right time.” No team has done that better this season than the AFC South champions. Only one of the NFL’s 12 playoff teams heads into the postseason with a longer winning streak than Indy (11-5). San Diego has won four straight. The Colts, Carolina and San Francisco each have won three in a row. But Indy’s resume may be the most impressive of the group. In a league where one-possession games are the norm, Indy has won its past three all by 16 or more points including a 23-7 victory at Kansas City (11-5) on Dec. 22. During that stretch, Indy is plus-seven in turnovers, has allowed only two touchdowns, outscored opponents 78-20 and seen Andrew Luck complete nearly 67 percent of his passes. The offense has 106 points in the past 14 quarters, a per game average of 30.2. Indy heads into the postseason with the fewest turnovers

(14) and fewest penalties (66) in the league, a 4-2 mark against playoff teams and a 3-1 record against teams with five or fewer losses. The Colts are playing their best football of the season and at just the right time — heading into Saturday’s rematch with the Chiefs (11-5), who have lost five of their past seven. “That’s our goal,” running back Donald Brown said, “getting better each week, learning from our mistakes and just moving forward.” Mathis knows better than most that getting hot doesn’t guarantee anything in the playoffs. He was around when Indy: — went 13-0 in 2005 and AP wound up losing in the divisional Indianapolis Colts’ Andrew Luck throws during the first half of round to eventual Super Bowl an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday in champion Pittsburgh. Indianapolis. — started 14-0 in 2009, then trying to do the extra little stuff to offense and Luck delivered. threw away a possible perfect get us to the next level. If that’s on He started hooking up with season to chase a second Super the iPads, if that’s more meeting young receivers such as Da’Rick Bowl title before losing to New time, if that’s a little more field time, Rogers and LaVon Brazill, which Orleans in Miami. if it’s more time in the training room opened things up for T.Y. Hilton. — and in 2008, when the The benching of Trent Richardson to make sure you can get as healthy Colts thought they were ready as you can so you can play the best gave Brown a chance to prove his for another deep playoff run after that you can. I think that focus is value and he finished the season finishing the regular season with really amped up.” averaging 5.3 yards per carry. nine straight wins. Then came an Mathis sees it, too. Indy’s constantly shifting overtime loss at San Diego. He’s detected more accountoffensive line, which has started This time may be different. ability among teammates and six different combinations over After six up-and-down weeks of more attention to detail over the alternating narrow wins and blowout the past six weeks, responded season’s final month. by allowing just three sacks in losses, contending with agonizingly It’s helped the Colts get back three weeks. And the defense has slow starts and the constant injury in sync. The question, of course, limited opponents to just nine battle, the Colts’ called a playersis how far will this late-season third-down conversions in 37 only meeting to discuss fixes. turnaround take Indianapolis? chances in the past three games. “It was guys meeting, men “To be able to win four-out“I think the key to it is now talking and holding each other of-five in December, win the we’ve had the same guys in the accountable,” Mathis said, last three, play well in all three lineup a little bit more so we’re declining to reveal details of the phases, get off to a fast start in ball kind of feeling comfortable with private discussion. games,” coach Chuck Pagano said. each other knowing who is out Whatever was said, worked. After weeks of struggling without there,” said kicker Adam Vinatieri, “It’s a great time to be playing, obviously, good football and we a four-time Super Bowl champ. Pro Bowl receiver Reggie Wayne, hope to continue that trend.” “I think guys are really, really the Colts trotted out a no-huddle

Ducks crush Texas SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Quarterback Marcus Mariota had 386 total yards and No. 10 Oregon returned two interceptions for touchdowns, spoiling Texas coach Mack Brown’s farewell with a runaway 30-7 victory in the Alamo Bowl on Monday night. The BCS-snubbed Ducks (11-2) dominated throughout even though their famously high-powered offense scored just one touchdown, when Josh Huff turned a short pass from Mariota into a spectacular 16-yard sprint to the end zone. Brown received warm goodbyes from a sellout crowd in what was practically a home game for Texas (8-5). Even the school marching band spelled his name at halftime. But the blowout was a final reminder of why Brown is resigning after 16 seasons at Texas, which he led to a national championship in 2005 but couldn’t reverse a sharp decline in recent years. Walking off the field for the last time, Brown flashed the “Hook ‘em Horns” hand signal to the scattered remaining Texas fans who stuck around to the end of another humbling loss this season. Mariota led all rushers with 133 yards on 15 carries, making sure Oregon eased the sting of not playing in a BCS bowl for the first time in five years. He was 18 of 26 for 253 yards passing in his


Oregon’s Josh Huff (1) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against Texas during the second quarter of the Valero Alamo Bowl NCAA college football game Monday n San Antonio.

Heisman Trophy campaign tuneup for 2014, having announced earlier this month that he was coming back for his junior season. Yet even Mariota was outscored by Oregon’s defense — and so was Texas, for that matter. Oregon’s first touchdown came on the third play of the game when safety Avery Patterson intercepted an overthrown pass by Texas quarterback Case McCoy and returned it 37 yards to the end

zone. McCoy later bookended a dismal performance in his final game with another pick-six, this one returned 38 yards by linebacker Derrick Malone that sent waves of burnt orange-clad fans streaming for the exits. McCoy scored on a 1-yard rush in the first quarter for Texas’ only touchdown. He finished 8 of 17 for 48 yards and was pulled at times in the second half for freshman Tyrone Swoopes.

Wizards rally past Pistons AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — John Wall scored 29 points and the Washington Wizards became the latest team to rally past Detroit in the fourth quarter, beating the Pistons 106-99 on Monday night. Washington trailed 87-78 before starting the final period with a 17-4 run. The Pistons never went ahead. Brandon Jennings had 15 points and 14 assists for Detroit, which has lost five of six. Trevor Ariza scored 15 points for the Wizards, who also beat Detroit 106-82 on Saturday in Washington. Bradley Beal scored 11 of his 13 points in the second half for Washington. It was another frustrating loss for Detroit, outscored 28-12 in the fourth quarter. The Pistons have also blown comfortable fourth-quarter leads at home against Portland and Charlotte during the latter part of December. The Wizards (14-14) are at .500 after 28 games for the first time since finishing the 2007-08 season 43-39, according to STATS. Washington began the fourth with 11 straight points, finally taking an 89-87 lead on a 3-pointer by Martell Webster.

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — When Indiana came to Champaign last season, the Hoosiers were on top of the world, ranked No. 1 in the country. Illinois had lost six of seven and was headed in the opposite direction. Tyler Griffey’s game-winning layup at the buzzer ended all that, giving the Illini a season-changing win. They won five straight and eventually made the NCAA tournament. “It meant a lot,” second-year Illini coach John Groce said Monday. “I was really happy for our guys, the way they fought through to that point. We had gotten off to a rocky start in Big Ten play.” The Illini (11-2) open Big Ten play against the Hoosiers on Tuesday, but the circumstances are

different this time. Neither team is ranked. The Hoosiers (10-3) have lost to all three teams on their schedule that could have provided resume-building wins. Illinois, though, has a couple of nice wins — over then-No. 23 Missouri and at UNLV. And Groce, though heavily reliant on his five experienced starters, says his young players used the early schedule to develop. “All those things, I think, allowed us to grow up at a pretty fast rate,” he said. LONG HAUL IN THE BIG TEN: Groce says he has stressed to his players how important it is to avoid emotional highs and lows as inevitable good runs and bad play out over the Big Ten schedule. “We talked about the toughness that it requires — 18 games, two

months. You can’t get too high or too low in this league. I thought last years’ team did a good job of that.” Illinois was 2-7 in the conference when Indiana came to town on Feb. 7. From there the Illini went 6-3 in the Big Ten. LEANING ON HIS STARTING FIVE: So far this season, Illinois has used the same starting lineup in every game: guards Tracy Abrams, Rayvonte Rice and Joseph Bertrand, forward Jon Ekey and forward/center Nnanna Egwu. Of the five freshmen on the roster, only guard Jaylon Tate is getting big minutes off the bench. He’s averaging 16.4 minutes a game and is second on the team with 39 assists. And only eight players are playing regularly.




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It didn’t take long. Barely 12 hours after the NFL’s regular season ended, five head coaches were unemployed. Fired on Monday were Washington’s Mike Shanahan, Detroit’s Jim Schwartz, Minnesota’s Leslie Frazier and Tampa Bay’s Greg Schiano. The Cleveland Browns didn’t even wait that long, dismissing Rob Chudzinski on Sunday night after just one season on the job. Shanahan, who won two Super Bowls in Denver in the 1990s, spent four seasons with the Redskins and was 24-40. Frazier had a little more than three seasons with the Vikings to compile an 18-33-1 mark, and Schwartz coached the Lions for five seasons, finishing 29-52. Schiano only got two years with the Buccaneers, going 11-21. He had three years and $9 million left on his contract. Tampa Bay also fired general manager Mark Dominik. “It’s tough for the players to see your coaches go. You never want to see anybody get fired,” Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy said. “Me personally, I haven’t had any, consistently, in my career. Third head coach, going on my fifth year and three head coaches. Add

up everybody, it’ll be six D-line coaches.” The Buccaneers, who also have fired the likes of Tony Dungy and Jon Gruden, hired Schiano out of Rutgers in 2012 and went 6-4 before losing five of their last six games. They dropped their first eight games this season and finished 4-12. One coach allegedly on the hot seat was retained: Rex Ryan, who has one more year on his contract, is staying with the New York Jets after a surprising 8-8 record in his fifth season at the helm. While some of the fired coaches might have seen it coming, Chudzinski certainly didn’t despite going 4-12 and losing his final seven games and 10 of 11. “I was shocked and disappointed to hear the news that I was fired,” said Chudzinski, who grew up a Browns fan. “I am a Cleveland Brown to the core, and always will be. It was an honor to lead our players and coaches, and I appreciate their dedication and sacrifice. I was more excited than ever for this team, as I know we were building a great foundation for future success.” As the coaching searches begin, agents will float the names of their clients — Penn State’s Bill O’Brien seems to be the

hottest candidate and has interviewed for Houston’s vacancy. The Texans (2-14), who own the top choice in May’s draft after losing their final 14 games, released coach Gary Kubiak late in the season. Whoever gets hired in each place will face mammoth rebuilding projects. Overall, the six teams seeking new coaches went 24-71-1. Shanahan had one season remaining on a five-year contract worth about $7 million a season. He blamed salary cap restraints for part of the Redskins’ collapse from NFC East champion in 2012 to 3-13 and eight consecutive losses. Washington was hit with a $36 million salary cap penalty over two seasons for dumping salaries into the 2010 uncapped season, and Shanahan said it prevented the team from pursuing free agents it had targeted. But his real undoing, along with the poor records in three of his four seasons, was a contentious relationship with star quarterback Robert Griffin III. RG3 did not speak with the media on Monday. Frazier took over for Brad Childress in Minnesota for the final six games of 2010. He got the Vikings to the playoffs as a wild card last season, riding an MVP year from running back Adrian

Peterson. But he never solved the Vikings’ quarterback situation — three QBs started in 2013 — and the defense, Frazier’s specialty, ranked 31st overall and against the pass. “It’s a harsh business,” safety Harrison Smith said. “As a player, we all love coach Frazier, as a coach, as a man. You can’t meet a better guy. And also as a player, we didn’t make enough plays on the field. So you just feel like you let him down a little bit.” The Lions were considered an underachieving team the last two years under Schwartz. After a 6-3 start this year in a division where the Packers and Bears lost their starting quarterbacks for lengthy periods, Detroit fell apart down the stretch. It lost six of its last seven. He had two years and almost $12 million remaining on his deal, signed after the Lions hired him to fix a team that went 0-16 in 2008. “From where we were in 2008 to where we are now it’s a big difference,” quarterback Matthew Stafford said. “We owe a lot of that to him. He’s a really smart guy and helped us get to where we are. Obviously, we didn’t win as many games as we needed to or as we should have this year.”

Ole Miss wins Music City Bowl NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bo Wallace wanted redemption for his poor play in the Egg Bowl. The Mississippi quarterback made sure the Rebels finished the season as winners. Wallace ran for two touchdowns and threw for another score, and Ole Miss beat Georgia Tech 25-17 Monday in the Music City Bowl for the Rebels’ second straight bowl victory under coach Hugh Freeze. The redshirt junior quarterback and Tennessee native made up for his three turnovers in the Egg Bowl overtime loss by throwing for 256 yards and running for 86 more, giving him the school record for total yards in a season and most completions in a season, topping Eli Manning for both. “I knew I needed to have

a good game,” said Wallace, also chosen the bowl’s MVP. “At the same time, I thought all day sometimes I try to make too many plays. I think all day I was thinking, ‘Don’t try to make too many plays. Just make the plays that are there.’ That’s what I did today.” Freeze said he knew from watching Wallace prepare for this game that how the Rebels lost to rival Mississippi State last month didn’t sit well with the quarterback. “Nor did it me,” Freeze said. “And we didn’t really have to talk about it a whole lot. I liked the way he prepared, and I was proud he was able to have the game he had today.” Ole Miss (8-5) now has won six straight bowls and 10 of the last 11 in making up for the lone loss in that stretch

in the 2000 Music City Bowl. The Rebels came in tied with Auburn and Florida State, who play Jan. 6 for the BCS national championship, for the longest bowl winning streak. “I didn’t want to screw that up today,” Freeze said. “So I’m glad to win two bowl games in our first two years. With what we inherited, I think says we’re heading in the right direction for sure. It is a very positive step.” Georgia Tech (7-6) has lost eight of nine bowls. The Yellow Jackets scored 10 points in the fourth quarter as they tried to rally before a safety with 4:22 left ended their last chance. “We didn’t play well enough in any facet to win the game,” Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said. “We were fortunate that we

had a chance at the end to come back and win.” Yellow Jackets lineman Adam Gotsis, who also blocked an extra point, knocked down a 32-yard field goal attempt by Andrew Ritter giving Georgia Tech the ball at their own 20 with 4:36 left trailing 23-17. But Georgia Tech lost 5 yards on the first play, then Vad Lee flipped the ball to Corey Dennis on a reverse with the receiver apparently looking to throw when he fumbled under pressure. Right tackle Ray Beno covered up the ball in the end zone for the safety. Freeze said he thought it might have been a touchdown but was glad to get some points. Johnson wishes his player had just tried to run for what he could get.





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WATERLOO — The DeKalb freshman boys basketball team finished in fourth place in the DeKalb Freshman Boys Basketball Tournament on Monday. The Barons lost in the semifinals to Columbia City,

Barons with eight points, while Nick Hagen and Jay Krebs scored five points each. In the consolation game, DeKalb fell to Norwell, 48-28. Krebs scored 10 points and Austin Berry six points to pace the Barons. Columbia City won the championship with a 39-36 victory over Homestead.

Oklahoma State handles Robert Morris STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Phil Forte scored 20 points and No. 6 Oklahoma State looked sharp after a nine-day break, beating Robert Morris 92-66 on Monday night. Markel Brown added 18 points for Oklahoma State (12-1) in the Cowboys’ final tuneup before opening Big 12 Conference play on Saturday at Kansas State. Oklahoma State will enter 2014 with its highest ranking in The Associated Press poll since February 2005, when the Cowboys were also No. 6. The Cowboys never trailed against Robert Morris (5-9), which posted a memorable win over Kentucky in the first round of last season’s NIT. But the Colonials of the Northeast Conference haven’t fared as well against major-conference foes this season, falling first at Kentucky before losing to Oklahoma State. Karvel Anderson scored 16 points for Robert Morris, which is 2-8 on the road this season. No. 9 BAYLOR 81, ORAL ROBERTS 55 WACO, Texas (AP) — Taurean Prince scored 10 of his 16 points in the go-ahead run for No. 9 Baylor as the Bears overcame a slow start to beat Oral Roberts. Baylor (11-1) fell behind 7-0 while missing its first six shots before finally scoring nearly 6 minutes into the game.

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Prince made a free throw with 11:31 left in the first half to tie the game at 11-all. That also started a 13-2 spurt over nearly 5½ minutes as the Bears went ahead to stay. Shawn Glover had 22 points to lead Oral Roberts (6-7), which has lost four of five games. Denell Henderson had 16 points. Cory Jefferson had 17 points for Baylor, while Isaiah Austin had 15 points and Rico Gathers had 10 points and 10 rebounds. No. 16 KANSAS 93, TOLEDO 83 LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Perry Ellis had 21 points and 11 rebounds, Naadir Tharpe added a career-high 20 points and No. 16 Kansas beat Toledo for the Rockets’ first loss of the season. Andrew Wiggins also had 20 points and fellow freshman Joel Embiid had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Jayhawks (9-3), who built a 16-point lead early in the second half. Toledo (12-1) made one final charge, using some hot outside shooting and sloppiness on the part of Kansas to get within 81-73 on a 3-pointer by Julius Brown with 3:23 left in the game. Tharpe answered moments later with a free throw and then a driving layup off a miss, and Kansas finally put the game away when Frank Mason fed Wiggins on a run-out for an easy dunk that gave the Jayhawks an 88-76 lead with less than 2 minutes remaining.

Bulls top Grizzlies MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jimmy Butler scored 14 of his 26 points in the third quarter, Carlos Boozer added 21 points and 10 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 95-91 on Monday night. Butler shot 6 for 10 from the field, including 2 of 3 on 3-pointers, and 12 of 14 at the foul line in a team-high 41 minutes. Chicago was 6

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Boys Basketball Standings Northeast Hoosier Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Homestead 1 0 7 3 New Haven 1 0 5 2 Columbia City 1 0 4 5 Norwell 1 0 3 1 Carroll 0 1 6 3 DeKalb 0 1 3 8 Bellmont 0 1 2 4 East Noble 0 1 0 8 Thursday, Jan. 2 Heritage at Bellmont, 7:45 p.m. Greenfield-Central vs. Norwell at Richmond, 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3 Heritage at Bellmont, 7:45 p.m. Norwell vs. Fox Creek Christian (Ky.) or Jefferonsville at Richmond, noon or 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4 Norwell vs. TBA at Richmond, TBA Columbia City at Wawasee, 7:30 p.m. South Adams at Bellmont, 7:45 p.m. Van Wert (Ohio) at Carroll, 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7 East Noble at Westview, 7:30 p.m. New Haven at Fort Wayne Snider, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 Fort Wayne Dwenger at Carroll, 7:45 p.m. Northeast Corner Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Prairie Heights 3 0 6 1 Westview 3 0 4 2 West Noble 1 0 5 0 Eastside 1 1 4 3 Fairfield 2 1 3 2 Angola 1 1 3 4 Fremont 1 1 1 6 Hamilton 1 2 4 4 Lakeland 1 3 2 4 Churubusco 0 2 0 5 Central Noble 0 3 0 6 Thursday, Jan. 2 Caston Shootout Churubusco vs. Lowell, 2 p.m. Central Noble at Caston, 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3 Caston Shootout Churubusco vs. Northfield or Rensselaer Central, 11:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. Central Noble vs. Kankakee Valley or Oregon-Davis, 11:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. Eastside at West Noble, 7:30 p.m. Northwood Tournament Fairfield at Rochester, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4 Caston Shootout Churubusco, Centreal Noble vs. TBA, TBA Northwood Tournament Fairfield vs. Tippecanoe Valley or Northwood, 6 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. West Noble at Prairie Heights, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7 East Noble at Westview, 7:30 p.m. Lakeland at Sturgis (Mich.), 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 Churubusco at Woodlan, 7:30 p.m. Allen County Athletic Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Garrett 2 0 6 1 Bluffton 2 0 4 3 Leo 1 1 4 3 Adams Central 1 1 3 4 Woodlan 1 1 3 3 Heritage 1 1 2 3 South Adams 0 2 2 5 Southern Wells 0 2 0 5 Thursday, Jan. 2 Heritage at Bellmont, 7:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3 Bluffton at Winchester, 7:30 p.m. Daleville at Southern Wells, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4 Leo at FW Concordia, 7:30 p.m. South Adams at Bellmont, 7:45. p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7 Cowan at Southern Wells, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 Churubusco at Woodlan, 7:30 p.m. Eastbrook at Heritage, 7:30 p.m.

Girls Basketball Standings Northeast Hoosier Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Homestead 3 0 10 0 East Noble 3 0 10 3 DeKalb 2 0 9 3 Norwell 1 2 6 3 Columbia City 1 2 9 4 New Haven 1 2 6 5 Carroll 0 3 3 9 Bellmont 0 3 0 13 Friday, Jan. 3 Kokomo at Carroll, 7:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4 Plymouth Shootout Norwell vs. Plymouth, 10 a.m. Norwell vs. Wawasee, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7 Eastside at DeKalb, 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 Angola at East Noble, 6:15 p.m. Leo at Norwell, 7:30 p.m. Northeast Corner Conference Conf. Ovrl W LW L Fairfield 5 0 7 1 Westview 6 0 10 2 West Noble 5 2 7 5 Angola 4 2 4 6 Lakeland 3 4 5 8 Churubusco 2 3 5 6 Fremont 2 4 6 5 Prairie Heights 3 4 6 6 Central Noble 1 5 3 7 Hamilton 0 4 2 5 Eastside 0 5 2 10 Thursday, Jan. 2 Angola at Leo, 6:30 p.m. Central Noble at LaVille, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3 Churubusco at Heritage, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4 Fairfield at NorthWood, 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6 Manchester at Central Noble, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7 Eastside at DeKalb, 7:45 p.m. Fairfield at Jimtown, 7:30 p.m. Lakeland at Sturgis (Mich.), 6 p.m. Prairie Heights at Bronson (Mich.), 7:30 p.m. West Noble at Tippecanoe Valley, 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 Angola at East Noble, 6:15 p.m. Allen County Athletic Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Garrett 4 0 12 0 Leo 3 1 9 1 Heritage 3 1 8 3 Woodlan 2 2 7 3 Southern Wells 2 2 5 5 South Adams 1 3 8 3 Bluffton 1 3 3 8 Adams Central 0 4 2 8 Thursday, Jan. 2 Angola at Leo, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3 Churubusco at Heritage, 7:30 p.m. Muncie South at Adams Central, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4 Southern Wells at Randolph Southern, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7 Antwert (Ohio) at Woodlan, 7:30 p.m. Bluffton at Northfield, 7:30 p.m. Heritage at Fort Wayne Dwenger, 7:30 p.m. Lakewood Park at Adams Central, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 Leo at Norwell, 7:30 p.m.

Prep Boys Basketball Poll By The Associated Press Top 10 Indiana high school boys basketball teams, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through games of Dec. 29, rating points and previous rankings: Class 4A W-L Pts Prv 1. Carmel (14) 6-0 316 1 2. Indpls Tech (2) 8-1 286 2 3. Brownsburg 6-1 218 5 4. Indpls Pike 5-1 206 4 5. Penn 7-0 198 6 6. Lake Central 7-1 116 8 7. Richmond 5-0 94 10 8. Ham. Southeastern 8-2 91 3 9. Ft. Wayne North 8-0 80 NR 10. Columbus North 5-2 59 7 (tie) Mooresville 8-1 59 NR Others receiving votes: Northridge 35. Indpls Perry Meridian 33. Carroll

(Allen) 30. Marion 28. Jeffersonville 14. Indpls Cathedral 12. Lawrence Central 9. Munster 9. Ev. Reitz 8. Indpls N. Central 7. New Albany 6. Columbus East 6. Class 3A W-L Pts Prv 1. Greensburg (16) 9-0 320 1 2. Bowman Academy 7-1 280 3 3. Batesville 5-1 224 6 4. Indpls Brebeuf 5-1 178 4 5. Corydon 6-0 170 7 6. Guerin Catholic 8-2 158 2 7. New Haven 5-2 149 8 8. Brownstown 6-1 127 5 9. Muncie Central 5-1 103 9 10. NorthWood 5-0 65 NR Others receiving votes: Vincennes 32. Heritage Hills 29. Ft. Wayne Dwenger 26. Ev. Bosse 18. Frankfort 14. W. Noble 8. Tippecanoe Valley 7. S. Bend St. Joseph’s 6. Madison 6. Class 2A W-L Pts Prv 1. Indpls Park Tudor (15)5-0 318 1 2. Frankton (1) 7-0 270 4 3. Hammond Noll 6-0 262 3 4. Clarksville 7-1 177 7 5. Sullivan 6-1 164 5 6. Wapahani 5-1 163 2 7. Paoli 6-0 140 9 8. Providence 6-1 120 6 9. Indpls Scecina 7-2 97 10 10. Perry Central 5-1 49 8 Others receiving votes: Crawford Co. 43. Linton-Stockton 31. Westview 29. Tipton 16. Prairie Hts. 13. Union Co. 8. Cloverdale 7. S. Spencer 7. S. Knox 6. Class A W-L Pts Prv 1. Barr-Reeve (15) 7-0 318 1 2. Kouts 6-0 272 3 3. Mich. City Marq. (1) 6-2 210 5 4. Borden 6-1 203 2 5. Tindley 5-0 182 6 6. Lafayette Catholic 4-2 180 7 7. Triton 4-2 143 4 8. Covington 5-0 124 9 9. Tri-County 6-0 71 NR 10. Culver 6-0 59 NR Others receiving votes: Orleans 41. Liberty Christian 38. Morristown 29. Elkhart Christian 26. Clay City 12. Ft. Wayne Blackhawk 6. Christian Academy 6.

Local Bowling Auburn Bowl High scores for the week of Dec. 23: MEN Moose: Jeff Antrup 266, Jack Pfierman 278, Jeff Foulks 255. Friday Morning Trio: Jason Flaugh 705 series, Josh Blaskie 269, Nick Farrell 252. Friday Night Recreation: Wayne Goller 278, Ryan David 258, 732 series. WOMEN Moose: Willa Thompson 210. Friday Night Recreation: Marlene Greear 214, 231, 604 series; Karena Woods 214, Naomi Hoeppner 201. Adult/Youth: Jyl Lauer-Mesteller 206. YOUTH Adult/Youth: Keaton Turner 623 series. Papa John’s Bowler of the Week MEN: Jed Gearhart +126 Pins Over Average. WOMEN: Marlene Greear +151 POA. YOUTH: Logan Moore +87 POA. Kendallville USBC Bowling Association Weekly High Scores Dec. 22-28 High game High Series SUNDAY NITERS Team Pinpunchers 949 Gutter Raz 2713 Individual Lisa Terry 223 590 Sam Anglin 299 790 1st place Gutter Raz 15-5 MONDAY NIGHT SALLIES Team S&T Cleaning 1135 3319 Individual Bechy Jarman 195 Sharon Acker 520 1st place Lucky Charms 17-7 MONDAY NITE FOOTBALL LEAGUE Team Average Joes 793 2160 Individual Micheala Turnbull 232 604 Mike Chester 278 Dudley Chester 691 1st place Average Joes 45-15 BUD CAMPBELL MEMORIAL LEAGUE Team Jim’s Pizza 1291 Team #2 3573 Individual Micheala Turnbull 247 709 Travis Grisby 279 727 1st place Team #2 24–0 INDUSTRIAL LEAGUE Team Shepherds Buick GMC 1256 3424 Individual Chuck Leamon 279 Troy Mullins 704 1st place Gridrion 14-6 BUD & MAXINE CAMPBELL MEMORIAL YOUTH LEAGUE Bantam League Individual Jenna Trout 111 264 Bryson Mills 107 243 Team Team #4 1043 3085 JR/SR LEAGUE Individual Melinda Smith 216 603 Cory Rhodes 257 705 1st Place Team #4 17-3

National Football League AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA y-New England 12 4 0 .750 444 338 N.Y. Jets 8 8 0 .500 290 387 Miami 8 8 0 .500 317 335 Buffalo 610 0 .375 339 388 South W L T Pct PF PA y-Indianapolis 11 5 0 .688 391 336 Tennessee 7 9 0 .438 362 381 Jacksonville 412 0 .250 247 449 Houston 214 0 .125 276 428 North W L T Pct PF PA y-Cincinnati 11 5 0 .688 430 305 Pittsburgh 8 8 0 .500 379 370 Baltimore 8 8 0 .500 320 352 Cleveland 412 0 .250 308 406 West W L T Pct PF PA y-Denver 13 3 0 .813 606 399 x-Kansas City 11 5 0 .688 430 305 x-San Diego 9 7 0 .563 396 348 Oakland 412 0 .250 322 453 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA y-Philadelphia 10 6 0 .625 442 382 Dallas 8 8 0 .500 439 432 N.Y. Giants 7 9 0 .438 294 383 Washington 313 0 .188 334 478 South W L T Pct PF PA y-Carolina 12 4 0 .750 366 241 x-New Orleans 11 5 0 .688 414 304 Atlanta 412 0 .250 353 443 Tampa Bay 412 0 .250 288 389 North W L T Pct PF PA y-Green Bay 8 7 1 .531 417 428 Chicago 8 8 0 .500 445 478 Detroit 7 9 0 .438 395 376 Minnesota 510 1 .344 391 480 West W L T Pct PF PA y-Seattle 13 3 0 .813 417 231 x-San Francisco 12 4 0 .750 406 272 Arizona 10 6 0 .625 379 324 St. Louis 7 9 0 .438 348 364 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Sunday’s Games Tennessee 16, Houston 10 Minnesota 14, Detroit 13 Carolina 21, Atlanta 20 Pittsburgh 20, Cleveland 7 N.Y. Giants 20, Washington 6 Cincinnati 34, Baltimore 17 Indianapolis 30, Jacksonville 10 N.Y. Jets 20, Miami 7 Denver 34, Oakland 14 San Diego 27, Kansas City 24, OT Seattle 27, St. Louis 9 San Francisco 23, Arizona 20 Green Bay 33, Chicago 28

New Orleans 42, Tampa Bay 17 New England 34, Buffalo 20 Philadelphia 24, Dallas 22

NFL Playoff Schedule All Times EST Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 4 Kansas City at Indianapolis, 4:35 p.m. (NBC) New Orleans at Philadelphia, 8:10 p.m. (NBC) Sunday, Jan. 5 San Diego at Cincinnati, 1:05 p.m. (CBS) San Francisco at Green Bay, 4:40 p.m. (FOX) Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 11 Green Bay, San Francisco or New Orleans at Seattle, 4:35 p.m. (FOX) Cincinnati, Indianpolis or Kansas City at New England, 8:15 p.m. (CBS) Sunday, Jan. 12 Philadelphia, Green Bay or San Francisco at Carolina, 1:05 p.m. (FOX) Indianapolis, Kansas City or San Diego at Denver, 4:40 p.m. (CBS) Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 19 AFC, 3 p.m. (CBS) NFL, 6:30 p.m. (FOX) Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 26 At Honolulu TBD, 7:30 p.m. (NBC) Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2 At East Rutherford, N.J. AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 6:30 p.m. (FOX)

NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 13 15 .464 — Boston 13 17 .433 1 Brooklyn 10 20 .333 4 Philadelphia 9 21 .300 5 New York 9 21 .300 5 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 23 7 .767 — Atlanta 17 14 .548 6½ Washington 14 14 .500 8 Charlotte 14 17 .452 9½ Orlando 10 20 .333 13 Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 24 5 .828 — Detroit 14 19 .424 12 Chicago 12 17 .414 12 Cleveland 10 20 .333 14½ Milwaukee 6 24 .200 18½ WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 24 7 .774 — Houston 21 12 .636 4 Dallas 18 13 .581 6 New Orleans 14 15 .483 9 Memphis 13 17 .433 10½ Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 25 5 .833 — Portland 24 7 .774 1½ Minnesota 15 16 .484 10½ Denver 14 15 .483 10½ Utah 9 24 .273 17½ Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 21 11 .656 — Phoenix 18 11 .621 1½ Golden State 19 13 .594 2 L.A. Lakers 13 18 .419 7½ Sacramento 9 20 .310 10½ Sunday’s Games Orlando 109, Atlanta 102 Golden State 108, Cleveland 104, OT Oklahoma City 117, Houston 86 San Antonio 112, Sacramento 104 Philadelphia 111, L.A. Lakers 104 Monday’s Games Washington 106, Detroit 99 Dallas 100, Minnesota 98 Chicago 95, Memphis 91 New Orleans 110, Portland 108 Miami at Denver, 9 p.m. Charlotte at Utah, 9 p.m. Phoenix at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Atlanta at Boston, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Indiana, 3 p.m. Golden State at Orlando, 5 p.m. Sacramento at Houston, 7 p.m. Brooklyn at San Antonio, 7 p.m. Toronto at Chicago, 8 p.m. Portland at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Milwaukee at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Dallas at Washington, 6 p.m. Indiana at Toronto, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Denver, 9 p.m. Charlotte at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.

National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Boston 39 26 11 2 54 114 81 Tampa Bay 39 23 12 4 50 110 93 Montreal 40 23 14 3 49 99 89 Detroit 41 18 14 9 45 107 117 Toronto 41 20 16 5 45 115 118 Ottawa 42 17 18 7 41 118 135 Florida 40 15 20 5 35 95 128 Buffalo 39 11 24 4 26 71 110 Metropolitan Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 41 29 11 1 59 130 94 Washington 40 20 15 5 45 122 119 Philadelphia 38 18 16 4 40 97 107 N.Y. Rangers40 19 19 2 40 94 108 New Jersey 40 16 16 8 40 95 102 Columbus 39 17 18 4 38 106 112 Carolina 39 14 16 9 37 91 114 N.Y. Islanders4012 21 7 31 102 135 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Chicago 42 28 7 7 63 158 115 St. Louis 38 26 7 5 57 137 92 Colorado 38 23 11 4 50 109 97 Dallas 38 19 12 7 45 112 111 Minnesota 41 20 16 5 45 96 107 Winnipeg 41 18 18 5 41 111 121 Nashville 40 18 18 4 40 95 119 Pacific Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Anaheim 41 28 8 5 61 131 103 San Jose 39 25 8 6 56 128 98 Los Angeles 40 25 11 4 54 108 80 Vancouver 40 23 11 6 52 108 93 Phoenix 38 19 10 9 47 116 117 Calgary 39 14 19 6 34 95 122 Edmonton 41 13 24 4 30 106 139 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Sunday’s Games Buffalo 2, Washington 1, SO Florida 4, Montreal 1 Pittsburgh 5, Columbus 3 St. Louis 3, Dallas 2, OT Toronto 5, Carolina 2 N.Y. Rangers 4, Tampa Bay 3 Vancouver 2, Calgary 0 N.Y. Islanders 5, Minnesota 4 Winnipeg 2, Colorado 1, OT San Jose 3, Anaheim 1 Monday’s Games Ottawa 3, Washington 1 Chicago 1, Los Angeles 0 Nashville 6, Detroit 4 Philadelphia at Vancouver, late Tuesday’s Games Pittsburgh at New Jersey, 1 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Florida, 5 p.m. St. Louis at Minnesota, 6 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Boston, 7 p.m. Montreal at Carolina, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. San Jose at Anaheim, 8 p.m. Los Angeles at Dallas, 8 p.m. Columbus at Colorado, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Calgary, 9 p.m. Edmonton at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Toronto vs. Detroit at Ann Arbor, MI, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

NHL Summaries Detroit 1 0 3—4 Nashville 2 1 3—6 First Period—1, Nashville, Wilson 6 (Jones, Fisher), 1:54. 2, Detroit, Abdelkader 4 (Miller), 3:00. 3, Nashville, C.Smith 11 (Gaustad), 9:50. Penalties—Miller, Det, double minor (high-sticking), 12:20. Second Period—4, Nashville, Spaling 7 (C.Smith), 4:24. Penalties—Quincey, Det (tripping), 4:52; Cullen, Nas (tripping), 11:48; Abdelkader, Det, major (fighting), 17:39; Fisher, Nas, major (fighting), 17:39. Third Period—5, Detroit, Datsyuk 15 (Kronwall), :35. 6, Nashville, Fisher 10 (Wilson, Hornqvist), 5:50. 7, Detroit, Miller 5 (Quincey, Helm), 11:30. 8,


Nashville, Wilson 7 (Jones, Fisher), 12:07. 9, Detroit, Eaves 1 (Zetterberg, Kronwall), 14:52 (pp). 10, Nashville, Josi 3 (Cullen), 19:41 (en-pp). Penalties—Nyquist, Det (tripping), 12:29; Fisher, Nas (hooking), 14:25; Bertuzzi, Det (tripping), 17:54. Shots on Goal—Detroit 5-11-9—25. Nashville 9-11-9—29.

College Football FBS Bowl Glance All Times EST Saturday, Dec. 21 New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Colorado State 48, Washington State 45 Las Vegas Bowl Southern Cal 45, Fresno State 20 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl At Boise, Idaho San Diego State 49, Buffalo 24 New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette 24, Tulane 21 Monday, Dec. 23 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl At St. Petersburg, Fla. East Carolina 37, Ohio 20 Tuesday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu Oregon State 38, Boise State 23 Thursday, Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Pittsburgh 30, Bowling Green 27 Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego Utah State 21, Northern Illinois 14 Friday, Dec. 27 Military Bowl At Annapolis, Md. Marshall 31, Maryland 20 Texas Bowl At Houston Syracuse 21, Minnesota 17 Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco Washington 31, BYU 16 Saturday, Dec. 28 Pinstripe Bowl At New York Notre Dame 29, Rutgers 16 Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. North Carolina 39, Cincinnati 17 Russell Athletic Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Louisville 36, Miami 9 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Kansas State 31, Michigan 14 Monday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, Texas Navy 24, Middle Tennessee 6 Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Mississippi 25, Georgia Tech 17 Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Oregon 30, Texas 7 Holiday Bowl At San Diego Arizona State (10-3) vs. Texas Tech (7-5), late Tuesday, Dec. 31 AdvoCare V100 Bowl At Shreveport, La. Arizona (7-5) vs. Boston College (7-5), 12:30 p.m. (ESPN) Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas Virginia Tech (8-4) vs. UCLA (9-3), 2 p.m. (CBS) Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. Rice (9-3) vs. Mississippi State (6-6), 4 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta Texas A&M (8-4) vs. Duke (10-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl At Dallas UNLV (7-5) vs. North Texas (8-4), Noon (ESPNU) Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. Nebraska (8-4) vs. Georgia (8-4), Noon (ESPN2) Capital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Wisconsin (9-3) vs. South Carolina (10-2), 1 p.m. (ABC) Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. Iowa (8-4) vs. LSU (9-3), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Stanford (11-2) vs. Michigan State (12-1), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Baylor (11-1) vs. UCF (11-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Alabama (11-1) vs. Oklahoma (10-2), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Jan. 3 Orange Bowl At Miami Ohio State (12-1) vs. Clemson (10-2), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Cotton Bowl At Arlington, Texas Missouri (11-2) vs. Oklahoma State (10-2), 7:30 p.m. (FOX) Saturday, Jan. 4 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Vanderbilt (8-4) vs. Houston (8-4), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Sunday, Jan. 5 Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Arkansas State (7-5) vs. Ball State (10-2), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 6 BCS National Championship At Pasadena, Calif. Florida State (13-0) vs. Auburn (12-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Jan. 18 East-West Shrine Classic At St. Petersburg, Fla. East vs. West, 4 p.m. (NFLN) Saturday, Jan. 25 Senior Bowl At Mobile, Ala. South vs. North, 4 p.m. (NFLN)

College Football Summaries NAVY 24, MIDDLE TENNESSEE 6 Middle Tennessee3 3 0 0— 6 Navy 7 3 0 14—24 First Quarter Navy—Reynolds 3 run (Sloan kick), 10:01. MTSU—FG Clark 43, 4:08. Second Quarter Navy—FG Sloan 32, 14:16. MTSU—FG Clark 24, 6:38. Fourth Quarter Navy—Reynolds 1 run (Sloan kick), 10:48. Navy—Sanders 41 run (Sloan kick), 9:16. A—39,246. Team Statistics MTSU Navy First downs 21 26 Rushes-yards 27-91 67-366 Passing 218 19 Comp-Att-Int 19-33-2 3-7-0 Return Yards 0 41 Punts-Avg. 3-40.3 2-30.0 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 4-2 Penalties-Yards 6-74 2-18 Time of Possession 23:04 36:56 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Middle Tennessee, Bryson 9-43, Whatley 8-26, Tucker 4-15, Carmichael 3-9, Parker 1-4, Kilgore 2-(minus 6). Navy, Reynolds 20-86, N.Copeland 11-59, Sanders 5-53, Whiteside 8-44, Staten 6-37, Singleton 7-27, D.Brown 3-26, C.Swain 5-22, Smith 2-12. PASSING—Middle Tennessee, Kilgore 19-33-2-218. Navy, Reynolds 3-7-0-19. RECEIVING—Middle Tennessee, Griswould 9-106, Jefferson 5-79, M.Henry 2-21, Perkins 1-6, Bryson 1-3, Frazier 1-3. Navy, Whiteside 1-10, Sanders 1-6, Staten 1-3. MISSISSIPPI 25, GEORGIA TECH 17 Mississippi 7 6 10 2—25 Georgia Tech 7 0 0 10—17 First Quarter Miss—Wallace 17 run (Ritter kick), 10:15. GaT—Godhigh 8 run (Butker kick), 4:27. Second Quarter Miss—Moncrief 28 pass from Wallace (kick blocked), 7:59. Third Quarter

Miss—Wallace 10 run (Ritter kick), 8:13. Miss—FG Ritter 29, 3:00. Fourth Quarter GaT—FG Butker 38, 14:43. GaT—Waller 72 pass from Lee (Butker kick), 13:25. Miss—Safety, 4:22. A—52,125. Team Statistics Miss GaT First downs 28 18 Rushes-yards 48-221 49-151 Passing 256 147 Comp-Att-Int 23-36-1 5-17-1 Return Yards 15 4 Punts-Avg. 5-42.4 6-38.5 Fumbles-Lost 3-0 2-1 Penalties-Yards 3-15 5-40 Time of Possession 32:50 27:10 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Mississippi, Wallace 13-86, Mathers 13-58, Walton 16-53, Brunetti 4-31, Team 1-(minus 1), Treadwell 1-(minus 6). Georgia Tech, Godhigh 10-50, Sims 10-38, Laskey 5-27, Days 4-24, Lee 16-24, Hill 1-4, Ju.Thomas 1-1, Poole 1-(minus 2), Dennis 1-(minus 15). PASSING—Mississippi, Wallace 22-32-1-256, Brunetti 1-3-0-0, Team 0-1-0-0. Georgia Tech, Lee 5-17-1147. RECEIVING—Mississippi, Moncrief 6-113, Treadwell 5-51, Mathers 5-49, Holder 2-16, Walton 2-3, Adeboyejo 1-16, Core 1-5, Engram 1-3. Georgia Tech, Waller 2-79, Godhigh 2-51, Days 1-17. No. 10 OREGON 30, TEXAS 7 Oregon 10 10 3 7—30 Texas 7 0 0 0— 7 First Quarter Ore—Patterson 37 interception return (Wogan kick), 13:52. Ore—FG Wogan 25, 8:36. Tex—McCoy 1 run (Fera kick), 1:24. Second Quarter Ore—FG Wogan 32, 12:30. Ore—Huff 16 pass from Mariota (Wogan kick), :44. Third Quarter Ore—FG Wogan 39, 13:06. Fourth Quarter Ore—Malone 38 interception return (Wogan kick), 8:55. A—65,918. Team Statistics Ore Tex First downs 24 13 Rushes-yards 42-216 44-180 Passing 253 56 Comp-Att-Int 18-26-0 9-23-2 Return Yards 71 0 Punts-Avg. 4-38.3 7-42.1 Fumbles-Lost 3-0 0-0 Penalties-Yards 11-87 4-35 Time of Possession 28:16 31:44 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Oregon, Mariota 15-133, Marshall 13-43, Tyner 6-22, D.Thomas 3-13, Forde 3-10, Huff 1-1, Lockie 1-(minus 6). Texas, Malcol.Brown 26-130, Swoopes 8-38, Bergeron 8-21, McCoy 2-(minus 9). PASSING—Oregon, Mariota 18-26-0253. Texas, McCoy 8-17-2-48, Swoopes 1-6-0-8. RECEIVING—Oregon, Huff 5-104, Addison 5-48, Tyner 2-25, D.Thomas 2-24, Marshall 2-5, Baylis 1-27, Mundt 1-20. Texas, Bergeron 2-16, M.Davis 2-12, Sanders 2-10, Daniels 1-8, Shipley 1-8, Swaim 1-2.

College Basketball Summaries JAMES MADISON 73, BALL ST. 68 BALL ST. (2-8) Bond 3-7 3-4 9, Koch 0-0 0-1 0, Majok 7-10 4-6 18, Turner 2-9 4-4 10, Alstork 2-10 2-2 7, Calhoun 1-1 2-2 4, House 0-1 2-4 2, Berry 6-13 0-0 18. Totals 21-51 17-23 68. JAMES MADISON (5-9) Semenov 4-8 5-6 16, Bessick 4-6 1-2 9, Lukic 3-6 0-2 6, Curry 5-7 6-8 17, Cooke 7-14 4-6 20, Kent 0-2 2-2 2, Vodanovich 1-5 0-1 3, Dalembert 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-48 18-27 73. Halftime—James Madison 35-27. 3-Point Goals—Ball St. 9-25 (Berry 6-13, Turner 2-5, Alstork 1-5, Bond 0-2), James Madison 7-16 (Semenov 3-5, Cooke 2-4, Curry 1-1, Vodanovich 1-3, Kent 0-1, Lukic 0-2). Fouled Out— House. Rebounds—Ball St. 37 (Majok 14), James Madison 28 (Bessick, Curry 6). Assists—Ball St. 15 (Turner 6), James Madison 12 (Curry 6). Total Fouls—Ball St. 23, James Madison 17. A—3,172.

Transactions BASEBALL American League TEXAS RANGERS — Acquired RHP Miles Mikolas from Pittsburgh for 1B Chris McGuiness. Designated OF Rafael Ortega for assignment. American Association FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS — Traded RHP Alex Caldera, LHP Nick Capito and RHP Nate Kilcrease to Laredo for the rights to OF Sawyer Carroll. Frontier League FLORENCE FREEDOM — Traded OF Byron Wiley to Kansas City (AA) for INF Justin Bass. Exercised the 2014 contract options on RHP Andrew Strenge, INF Bobby Joe Tannehill, RHP Brandon Mathes, LHP Brent Choban, C Brian Sheehan, RHP Casey Henn, RHP Chuck Weaver, OF Cole Miles, RHP Daniel DeSimone, OF David Harris, INF Jacob Tanis, C Jim Jacquot, RHP Jorge Marban, INF Junior Arrojo, OF Kyle Bluestein, RHP Michael Oros, OF Nick Stein, OF Pablo Bermudez, RHP Patrick Robinson and RHP Steve Matre. CYCLING USADA — Announced American cyclist David LeDuc tested positive for prohibited substances and accepted a two-year suspension. FOOTBALL National Football League BUFFALO BILLS — Fired receivers coach Ike Hilliard. CHICAGO BEARS — Signed LS Brandon Hartson, CB C.J. Wilson, CB Demontre Hurst, TE Fendi Onobun, QB Jerrod Johnson, LB Lawrence Wilson, OT Rogers Gaines, S Sean Cattouse, WR Terrence Toliver, DT Tracy Robertson and TE Zach Miller to rese rve/future contracts. DALLAS COWBOYS — Signed WR Tim Benford, G Ray Dominguez, WR Lance Lewis, DE Caesar Rayford, LB Jonathan Stewart and OT John Wetzel to reserve/ future contracts. DETROIT LIONS — Fired coach Jim Schwartz. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Fired coach Leslie Frazier. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Signed OL R.J. Mattes and LB Taylor Reed to the practice squad. Released OL R.J. Dill from the practice squad. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Fired coach Greg Schiano and general manager Mark Dominik. TENNESSEE TITANS — Signed T Jeff Adams, DT Chigbo Anunoby, CB George Baker, LBs Brandon Copeland and Jonathan Willard, C Tyler Horn, DE Adewale Ojomo and TE Adam Schiltz to reserve/future contracts. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Fired coach Mike Shanahan, special teams coordinator Keith Burns, advance scout Larry Coyer, coaching assistant Richmond Flowers, quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur, receivers coach Mike McDaniel, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, linebackers coach Bob Slowik and defensive assistant Bobby Slowik. HOCKEY National Hockey League WINNIPEG JETS — Reassigned D Julian Melchiori to St. John’s (AHL). American Hockey League NORFOLK ADMIRALS — Reassigned D Mike Little to Florida (ECHL). OKLAHOMA CITY BARONS — Recalled D Erik Burgdoerfer from Bakersfield (ECHL). ECHL READING ROYALS — Announced F Dustin Gazley and G Riley Gill were recalled by Hershey (AHL). Announced D Brett Flemming was reassigned to the team from Hershey. Announced F Doug Clarkson was recalled by Adirondack (AHL). COLLEGE ALABAMA A&M — Named James Michael Spady football coach. INDIANA — Announced freshman men’s basketball C Luke Fischer has withdrawn from school and is expected to transfer. LOUISVILLE — Dismissed junior F Chane Behanan from the men’s basketball team for another violation of university policy.

SPORTS BRIEFS • Indiana freshman Fischer leaves school INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana freshman Luke Fischer has withdrawn from school and is expected to transfer. The move comes one day before the Hoosiers open Big Ten play at Illinois. Fischer, a 6-foot-11 center, was expected to help fill the void left by the early departure of Cody Zeller to the NBA. Fischer played in all 13 games for the Hoosiers (10-3) and was averaging 2.8 points and 2.1 rebounds in 10.0 minutes. Coach Tom Crean said Monday that Fischer was looking for a “different fit” and the Hoosiers did not want Fischer to leave.

UFC’s Silva could fight again after broken leg LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anderson Silva has undergone surgery on his broken left leg, and the doctor who performed the procedure believes the former UFC middleweight champion could fight again after the grotesque injury. Silva broke his tibia and fibula when he kicked the knee of 185-pound champion Chris Weidman on Saturday night, abruptly ending their rematch early in the second round at UFC 168 in Las Vegas. Dr. Steven Sanders, the UFC’s orthopedic surgeon, put a titanium rod in the 38-yearold Silva’s leg during the hour-long surgery. Silva is already attempting to walk on crutches, Sanders says.

James Madison tops Ball State HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Charles Cooke scored 20 points and Ron Curry added 17 to help James Madison outlast Ball State 73-68 Monday night. The Dukes (5-9) closed the first half on an 8-2 run and took their largest lead, 39-27, after a Charles Cooke layup early in the second half. Ball State (2-8) surged back within one after two Jesse Berry 3-pointers with a Majok Majok layup in between. James Madison responded with a three-point play by Cooke and baskets from Curry and Taylor Bessick with 2:33 remaining. The Cardinals cut the deficit to three after two Zavier Turner free throws, but couldn’t connect on their next three 3-point attempts.

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AUBURN — The following marriage licenses have been granted in DeKalb County. Gregory R. Swick, 54, Auburn and Colleen Sue Buzzard, 52, Auburn. Ricky Lee Bartrom, 56, Auburn and Jolzette Angelique Bartrom, 41, Auburn. Brody Rex Fultz, 20, Auburn and Amber Lynne Bowers, 18, Auburn. Jeremy Matthew May, 26, Auburn and Macey Lynn Bell, 22, Auburn. Keith DeWayne Ordway, 67, Waterloo and Joyce Ann Shoudel, 54, Waterlo. Brandon James Brown, 27, Auburn and Melissa Sue Tuttle, 27, Auburn. Michael Earl Robinson, 41, Garrett and Stephanie Rae Greer, 38, Garrett.

Hicks, 43, Butler. Stephen Frederick Leininger, 68, Auburn and Donna Louise Leininger, 62, Auburn. John Wesley Coler, 49, Hudson and Diana K. Coler, 51, Hudson. Zachuary Dunham, 21, Auburn and Kaycee Steward, 19, Auburn. Tony Harold Damron, 38, Waterloo and Christina Marie Lanham, 28, Waterloo. Jonathan Earl Pennington, 36, Angola and Cami Nicole Bolen, 34, Auburn. Raymond Tyler Clark, 36, Auburn and Jessica Joann Fitzcharles, 25, Auburn. Benjamin Joshua Slone, 29, Waterloo and Courtney Louise Abbott, 28, Waterloo.

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Red Cross Blood Drive: 2-6 p.m. Call toll-free 800-RED CROSS or visit to make an appointment. Dayspring Church, 2305 N. Indiana Ave., Auburn.

Saturday, Jan. 4 Victory Bingo: Doors open at 3 p.m. Games start at 6 p.m. National Military History Center, 5634 C.R. 11-A, Auburn. 908-5775.


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ANGOLA — Asa G. Bellinger, 83, of Bronson, Mich., and formerly of Angola, died on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. He was a brick mason Mr. Bellinger working for several different construction companies. He was an U.S. Army and U.S. Navy veteran. He was born May 26, 1930, in Allen County to Asa W. and Josphine (Pion) Bellinger. He married Katherine Richardson on March 16, 1953. He is survived by his wife Katherine Bellinger of Bronson, Michigan; his son Steven and Rebecca Bellinger of Orland; his daughters, Kathy and Gerry Rumsey of Angola and Rachel Bellinger and her fiance, TJ Konrad, of Angola; one sister, Arlene and Wayne Wells of Orland; nine grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Jim Bellinger, one sister Susanna Shumaker and two nephews. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Weicht Funeral Home, Angola. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Orland American Legion and burial will be in Jackson Prairie Cemetery, Steuben County. Calling will be from 2-5 p.m. Thursday at the Weicht Funeral Home, Angola. Condolences may be left at

GOSHEN — Mary Allene Mullins, age 69, of Goshen, formerly of Wawaka, passed away on December 28, 2013, at the Center for Hospice in Elkhart. She was born on May Mrs. Mullins 31, 1944, in Hollybush, Ky., to Grover and Alice (Hall) Caudill. In 1967 she married John L. Mullins. He preceded her in death on October 8, 1986. She retired from Maple Leaf Hatchery in Cromwell after 20 years of service. She is survived by three daughters, Alice (Bobby) Cripe of Ligonier, Allene “Renee” McLaughlin of LaGrange and Pamela (Jean-Marc) Laguerre of Goshen; five grandchildren, Tabitha Chupp, Cody Cripe, Justin McLaughlin, Heley Cripe and Amber Wood; and four great-grandchildren, TaPanga, Kaelynn, Auddrie and Evalynn Chupp. Also surviving are five sisters, Erma Aldrich of Ligonier, Mildred (Zachary) Triplett of Dayton, Ohio, Opal Short of Topmost, Ky., Hazel (Kenny) Jones of Kettering, Ohio, and Judy Stahly of Kendallville; and three brothers, Woodrow Caudill of Dayton, Ohio, Billy Wayne Caudill of LaGrange and Grover Jr. Caudill of Topmost, Ky. She was preceded in death by her husband, her son, Robert C. MacDonald, one great-granddaughter, Aulbrie Chupp, her parents

and one brother, Raymond Caudill. A funeral service will be held in her honor on Thursday, January 2, 2014, at 4 p.m. at Ligonier United Methodist Church, the Crosswalk, with Rev. Byron Kaiser and Cody Cripe officiating. Friends may call from 1-4 p.m. prior to the service at The Crosswalk, 466 Townline Road, Ligonier. A procession will form at 9:30 a.m. on Friday January 3, 2014, at Yeager Funeral Home 1589 Lincolnway South, Ligonier, and proceed to Orange Township Cemetery for burial. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family. in care of the Yeager Funeral Home. Yeager Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Gene Thomason LAGRANGE — Gene H. Thomason, 85, of LaGrange died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 at Miller’s Merry Manor. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at the LaGrange Presbyterian Church with Rev. Kenneth Weaver officiating. Burial will be Greenwood Cemetery, LaGrange, with military rites by LaGrange American Legion Post 215. Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 from 3-6 p.m. at Frurip-May Funeral Home, 309 W. Michigan St., LaGrange.

Carma-Jean Eckert WATERLOO — Carma-Jean Eckert, 85, passed away Sunday December 29, 2013 at Betz Nursing Home in Auburn. She was born March 17, 1928 in Auburn to the late Earl and Geneva Mrs. Eckert (Hollinger) Patee. Carma-Jean was a secretary for 52 years for Auburn High School then for the Superintendent for DeKalb Central Schools. She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ of Ashley and of the Retired Indiana Public Employees Association. She married Owen D. Eckert on June 11, 1950 in Waterloo and he passed away November 5, 2008. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Laura Eckert and Dalen and Debra Eckert, all of Auburn; a grandson, Justin (Rachel) Eckert of Fort Wayne; a granddaughter, Rachel (Dustin) Gilson of Columbia City; one great-granddaughter and two step-great-grandsons; a brother, Eugene (Susan) Patee; and her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, L. Eugene and Sadonna Eckert of Waterloo. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday January 3, 2014 at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 Center Street, Auburn, with Rev. Steven Eckert officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery, Auburn. Calling will be 3-7 p.m. Thursday at the

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Bombings raise concern on Olympics MOSCOW (AP) — Two suicide bombings in as many days have killed 31 people and raised concerns that Islamic militants have begun a terrorist campaign in Russia that could stretch into the Sochi Olympics in February. Russian and international Olympic officials insisted the site of the games, protected by layers of security, is completely safe. The attacks in Volgograd, about 400 miles (650 kilometers) from Sochi, reflected the Kremlin’s inability to uproot Islamist insurgents in the Caucasus who have vowed to derail the games, the pet project of President Vladimir Putin. No one has claimed responsibility for Sunday’s blast at the Volgograd railway station or Monday’s bus explosion in the city, but they came only months after Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov threatened new attacks on civilian targets in Russia, including the Olympics. In addition to the dead, the bombings wounded 104 people, according to Russia’s Health Ministry. As of late Monday, 58 remained hospitalized, many in grave condition. Suicide bombings have rocked Russia for years, but the insurgents seeking to create an Islamic state have largely confined their attacks to the North Caucasus region in recent years. The blasts in Volgograd signaled that militants want to show their reach outside their native region.

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Rest, heat, gentle exercises can ease neck pain urine or bowel movement, recent injury to the neck, fever, chills, poor appetite and weight loss. My goals in treating a patient’s neck pain are to relieve pain, restore function and reduce the risk of reinjury. Here are some pain-relieving strategies and ASK exercises. DOCTOR K. You can use them to ease flare-ups Dr. Anthony and prevent recurrences: Komaroff • Rest. When you first experience neck pain — particularly if the pain is severe or sharp — you will need to rest your neck. Doctors no longer recommend total or prolonged bed rest,

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DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m often bothered by neck pain. What can I do to manage the pain when it strikes? DEAR READER: Pain in the neck can be more than a pain in the neck. It can make things hard that are necessary or fun. It can interfere with a good night’s sleep. Like chronic pain anywhere in the body, neck pain can make a person grumpy, or worse. There are many different causes of neck pain. Probably the most common is arthritis of the bones of the spine (the vertebrae) in the neck. A few more serious conditions also can cause neck pain. Here are the symptoms that I ask patients about. I call them my “red flag” symptoms, because when they occur at the same time as neck pain, they could indicate a more serious condition: headache, shoulder pain, hip pain, sudden difficulty with vision, weakness in the arm or leg, loss of control of

And when you arrive at work, take a little time to decompress, whether it is with meditation or deep- breathing exercises for the first 10 or 15 minutes. DEAR ABBY: A cute little girl lives up the street from my husband and me and DEAR attends the ABBY same church we do. A few years ago we her Jeanne Phillips taught in a Sunday school class. At the time, she developed a crush on my husband. We both laughed about it then and thought it was sweet. Fast-forward three years, and it’s not so sweet anymore. It’s downright awkward. She runs up to my husband multiple times while we’re at church, while ignoring me.

numbs pain and reduces swelling. When the pain first starts, wrap an ice pack in a cloth and apply it to your neck for 15 to 20 minutes every hour. After about six hours, switch to a heat pack applied directly to the sore or tense areas of your neck, for about 15 minutes at a time. That’s a good way to reduce pain and stiffness and relieve muscle spasms. • Physical therapy. A physical therapist can teach you a set of exercises tailored to your specific neck problem. These exercises will stretch tight areas and build strength. The therapist will also teach you proper body mechanics to heal your neck and reduce the risk of reinjury. I’ve put a selection of gentle exercises for neck pain on my website, DR. KOMAROFF is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. His website is

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Electricity usage down for third straight year NEW YORK (AP) — The average amount of electricity consumed in U.S. homes has fallen to levels last seen more than a decade ago, back when the smartest device in people’s pockets was a Palm pilot and anyone talking about a tablet was probably an archaeologist or a preacher. Because of more energy-efficient housing, appliances and gadgets, power usage is on track to decline in 2013 for the third year in a row, to 10,819 kilowatt-hours per household, according to the Energy Information

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homes more affordable. In the wake of the financial crisis, billions of dollars in Recovery Act funding was directed toward home-efficiency programs. Big appliances such as refrigerators and air conditioners have gotten more efficient thanks to federal energy standards that get stricter ever few years as technology evolves. A typical room air conditioner — one of the biggest power hogs in the home — uses 20 percent less electricity per hour of full operation than it did in 2001, according to

the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers. Central air conditioners, refrigerators, dishwashers, water heaters, washing machines and dryers also have gotten more efficient. Other devices are using less juice, too. Some 40-inch LED televisions bought today use 80 percent less power than the cathode ray tube televisions of the past. Some use just $8 worth of electricity over a year when used five hours a day — less than a 60-watt incandescent bulb would use. Those incandescent light

bulbs are being replaced with compact fluorescent bulbs and LEDs that use 70 to 80 percent less power. According to the Energy Department, widespread use of LED bulbs could save output equivalent to that of 44 large power plants by 2027. The move to mobile also is helping. Desktop computers with big CRT monitors are being replaced with laptops, tablet computers and smart phones, and these mobile devices are specifically designed to sip power to prolong battery life. It costs $1.36 to power

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The Star - December 31, 2013  

The Star is the daily newspaper serving DeKalb County in northeast

The Star - December 31, 2013  

The Star is the daily newspaper serving DeKalb County in northeast