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GOOD MORNING Hamilton Lions plan polar dip Monday HAMILTON — The Hamilton Lions will sponsor the second Annual Jack D. Gibson Memorial Scholarship Polar Bear Dip on Monday at 2 p.m. at the public beach on Hamilton Lake. Lions members will sell “observers” badges for donations to their scholarship fund. Those wishing to participate in the dip are asked to register at the Hamilton Real Estate office just south of the beach. Donations also may be sent to Hamilton Lions Club, P.O. Box 412, Hamilton, IN 46742. Checks should be made payable to Hamilton Lions Club. For more information, call Lion Bob Howard at 488-2357 or email bdhoward1@yahoo.com.

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Winter storm likely today Up to 7 inches of snow could fall BY MIKE MARTURELLO mikem@kpcnews.net

The National Weather Service is predicting a winter storm for Indiana, with the northeast Indiana area just catching the northernmost back edge of the event. Snow was forecast to begin late Christmas night and continue throughout the day Wednesday, the NWS is predicting. DeKalb County is under a winter storm warning, while LaGrange, Noble and Steuben counties are under a less-threatening winter storm watch. A winter storm warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice are expected or occurring. A winter storm watch means there

Weather expected to be worse in central, southern Indiana

is a potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Snow accumulations of 5-7 inches are expected in the DeKalb County area, while LaGrange, Noble and Steuben counties in the watch area could see 2-5 inches of snow by late Wednesday, the NWS said. “A half of a foot or more of snow will alone clog roads and severely disrupt travel and daily routines, but gusty winds will worsen the situation by blowing and drifting the snow around,” said Kristina Pydynowski, senior meteorologist with AccuWeather, which provides weather informa-

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A winter storm bearing down on Indiana is expected to dump a foot of snow or more on parts of the state by Wednesday evening, choking highways and snapping power lines, forecasters said. “People need to not travel. They need to just go where they’re going to be and stay there,” said Rachel Trevino, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service bureau in Paducah, Ky., which covers southwest Indiana.

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Stutzman recalls year of gridlock

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Southwest Indiana police patrols shift to new interstate EVANSVILLE (AP) — As motorists in Southwest Indiana increasingly use the newly opened stretch of I69, police have shifted their patrols accordingly. Officers say traffic in the region has moved from old routes to the first section of the I-69 extension that opened Nov. 19. The road is slated to eventually run from Evansville to Indianapolis. Gibson County Sheriff George Ballard said that when he traveled Indiana 57 last week, the road was almost deserted. “The things that were happening on Highway 57 are now probably happening on Interstate 69. There is very little traffic on 57 now,” Ballard told the Evansville Courier & Press. Authorities in the region say they’ve had no problems staffing patrols of the new I69 section that runs from Gibson County to near the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center southwest of Bloomington. The Indiana State Police’s Evansville district covers the new interstate in Gibson and Pike counties. “It’s not been difficult to patrol I-69,” spokesman Sgt. Todd Ringle said. “It hasn’t caused it any trouble or anything like that.”

On Tuesday afternoon, the weather service extended an earlier blizzard warning for southwest Indiana to include the Indianapolis area. Meteorologist John Kwiatkowski said up to 11.5 inches of snow could fall in Indianapolis by Wednesday evening, and some areas west and south of the city could get as much as 14 inches. The snowstorm could be the biggest to hit Indianapolis in nearly four years, the weather

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PATRICK REDMOND

Santa takes a stroll Santa Claus takes a walk through downtown Kendallville Monday afternoon, waving to shop owners and drivers, and pushing a load of clean laundry . Santa, who the rest of the year goes by the name of Brad

Titus, Kendallville, was walking home with his friend, John Slone, after doing laundry because their sleigh was not running.

Standoff with police ends peacefully FROM STAFF REPORTS

LIGONIER — A Ligonier man was arrested on Christmas Eve after he allegedly battered a woman at his residence. The Noble County Special Operations Group had to be called to help end the incident that started just after 6:40 p.m. on Monday, according to the Noble County Sheriff’s Department. Ligonier Police officers were called to the 200 block of East Union Street on a report that a man had struck his girlfriend several times. Michael Strammer, 50, of Ligonier was taken into custody at approximately 9:38 p.m. Strammer

was jailed on preliminary charges of domestic battery and resisting law enforcement. Upon arriving, officers were told a female had been was hit several times, allegedly by Strammer. Witnesses told police Strammer had dragged the woman back into the home after she had run out of the residence. Police attempted to make contact with the occupants of the home with no success. Officers tried knocking on the door as well as using a sound system to get the occupants out of the home. Ligonier Police then requested assistance from the Noble County

Special Operations Group. A crisis negotiator was able to make telephone contact with Strammer. After several minutes on the telephone, the female occupant was allowed to leave the home. A short time later, Strammer exited the home and was taken into custody with no incident. There were no reported injuries, and Ligonier Police are continuing to investigate the situation. Also assisting at the scene were the Ligonier Fire Department, Noble County EMS and the Indiana State Police. Strammer remains in the Noble County Jail, awaiting his first court appearance.

It was a year of contention in Washington, D.C. Republicans controlled the House of Representatives. Democrats controlled both the U.S. Senate and the White House. As the end result, other than a lot of saberrattling, not much was accomplished, Stutzman according to U.S. Rep. “Washington Marlin Stutzman, Rhas not done a Howe. Stutzman lot. There are spoke about the year that simply two was in an interview this different week, six weeks after he philosophies in handily defeated Washington.” Democratic challenger Kevin Boyd in Rep. Marlin the November general Stutzman election. R-Howe “Washington has not done a lot,” Stutzman said. “There are simply two different philosophies in Washington. There’s gridlock.” Stutzman pointed to the first election of Democrat Barack Obama as president in 2008. In 2010, voters gave control of the House of Representatives to Republicans. In the last November’s election, voters kept Obama as president, but also retained a conservative House of Representatives. The elections have produced a

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3 held without bond in fatal house explosion INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Residents whose Indianapolis homes were battered by a gas explosion and relatives of a couple who were killed packed a court hearing Monday for the three suspects charged with rigging the blast. The crowd watched in grim silence as a Marion County judge entered not guilty pleas for Monserrate Shirley, her boyfriend Mark Leonard, and his brother, Bob Leonard. They are charged with murder, arson and other counts in the No v. 10 blast. The three, who appeared in court in orange jail jumpsuits and handcuffs, were ordered held without bond. Prosecutors say

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Shirley and the Leonard brothers deliberately blew up her home so they could collect the insurance payout. The fiery blast destroyed five homes, including Shirley’s, and damaged dozens of others in the Richmond Hill subdivision in the far south side of the city. The explosion killed Shirley’s next-

door neighbors, John Dion Longworth, a 34year-old electronics expert, and his 36-yearold wife, second-grade teacher Jennifer Longworth. Shirley and Mark Leonard told investigators they were at a southern Indiana casino at the time of the

blast. John Dion Longworth’s aunt, Pam Mosser, a psychiatric nurse who attended the hearing on the back of a 16-hour shift, said it is important for people to know how her family suffered while the suspects apparently gave no thought for their neighbors’ lives. “Dion and Jennifer died

suffering and screaming. It is unbelievable to me that someone could be gambling and drinking while their house blows up and people are dying,” Mosser told reporters after the hearing. “I cannot forgive that,” she said. Shirley, 47, was facing mounting financial woes, including $63,000 in credit card debt and bankruptcy proceedings, court documents say. And a friend of Mark Leonard’s told investigators that Leonard said he had lost about $10,000 at a casino some three weeks before the explosion. The home’s original loan was for $116,000 and a second mortgage was taken out on the home for $65,000, the affidavit says.


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Alleged meth labs found in man’s poc kets AUBURN — An Auburn man was arrested early Monday after police found two alleged methamphetamine labs in his pockets. A news release said Auburn Police responded to a residence in the 1100 block of Irene Street about 3:30 a.m. to investigate a drug tip and made contact in the dri veway of that residence with Jeffery D. Hamilton, 29, of the 1100 block of Angela Avenue. Officers allegedly detected a strong chemical odor coming from Hamilton, and Cpl. Joseph McGrade of the Auburn Police Department allegedly found two active meth labs in Hamilton’s coat pockets. The owner of the Irene Street residence ga ve consent for a search, and police said they found additional evidence of the alleged ongoing manufacturing and use of methamphetamine. Hamilton was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia and dealing methamphetamine. Additional charges are pending, police said. Indiana State Police, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department and Indiana Department of Child Services assisted in the investigation.

Local police officers arrest four AUBURN — Local police officers arrested four people Friday and Saturday, according to DeKalb County Jail records. Jeffery Allen Gillespie, 55, of the 1700 block of Sprott Street, Auburn, was arrested Friday at 8:45 p.m. by the Auburn Police Department on a charge of resisting law enforcement a Class A misdemeanor. Adam Joseph Geiger, 30, of the 300 block of Antwerp Drive, Hicksville, Ohio, was arrested Friday at 11:52 p.m. by the Butler Police Department for alle ged contempt of civil court. Matthew Robert Orr, 18, of the 100 block of South Broadway, Butler, was arrested Saturday at 4:24 a.m. by the Butler Police Department on charges of battery a Class B misdemeanor, and resisting law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor. Derek W. Rowe, 26, of the 2300 block of C.R. 34, Auburn, was arrested Saturday at 3 p.m. by the Auburn Police Department on a charge of robbery while armed with a deadly weapon, a Class B felon y.

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Council on aging to meet Thursday AUBURN — The board of directors of the DeKalb County Council on Aging will meet Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Heimach Senior Activity Center, 1800 E. Seventh St. The meeting’s agenda will include annual reports and elections.

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From left are Kristopher Bex, president of The Remnant Trust; Dane Miller, cofounder of Biomet, Warsaw, and board member of the Remnant Trust; and Earl D. Brooks II, Trine University president, at the Remnant Trust headquarters in

Winona Lake. The men along with Brian Bex, Remnant Trust founder, met recently to complete plans for more than 50 items from the Remnant Trust collection to be loaned to Trine in fall 2013.

Trine to host great books ANGOLA — More than 50 manuscripts, first-edition books and early works on the topics of human dignity and individual liberty from The Remnant Trust will be on loan to Trine University in fall 2013. The rare finds — including “Fables of Aesop� by Aesop published in 1692, a Gutenberg Bible leaf from 1455, a Koran from 1734, essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson from 1841 and “The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection� by Charles Darwin published in 1883 — will be available for students and visitors to view and to read, courtesy of The Remnant Trust based in Winona Lake. The growing collection of

more than 1,200 works was started nearly than 15 years ago by Brian Bex, an Indiana University graduate and longtime political commentator. The mission of the trust, a public educational foundation, is to elevate the public’s understanding of individual liberty and human dignity, raise consciousness of the documents that have shaped America and lift the spirits of each generation to think the grandest thoughts. The trust also focuses on being “the world’s finest repository of the great ideas that have propelled man through the centuries from

Meetings • Thursday 7:30 a.m. — Eckhart Public Library Board of Trustees meeting in the Learning Lab at the Willennar Genealogy Center, 700 S. Jackson St., Auburn, to discuss the status of the 2012 budget. 8:30 a.m. — DeKalb County Drainage Board,

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Commissioners’ Court, second floor, courthouse, Auburn. 9 a.m. — Auburn Board of Public Works and Safety, council chambers, City Hall, 210 E. Ninth St. 6:15 p.m. — Ashley Town Council, open meeting at the Ashley Community Center to handle year-end items.

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From head to toe, smoking harms the body Do you have any idea which smokingrelated disease is the number one cause of death among smokers? It is not lung cancer. Heart disease holds the top slot. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States today, and the leading cause of death among smok ers. And, on a global level, researchers report that there Cigarettes snuff out life were 1,690,000 at an alarming rate. premature deaths from Statistics tell us that cardiovascular disease upward of half of among smokers in long-term smokers will the year In die a smoking-related 2000. contrast, there were death. approximately 850,000 lung cancer deaths during the same year, and 118,000 COPD deaths from smoking in 2001, worldwide. Smoking is hard on the heart, b ut the fact is, tobacco use plays a role in a multitude of diseases that ultimately lead to disability and/or death. Cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 chemical compounds; 200 of which are kno wn to be poisonous, and upwards of 60 have been identified as carcinogens. Let’s take a look at how cigarette smoke affects our bodies, from head to toe. You may be surprised at some of the ways smoking has a negative impact on our health. Hair: smell and staining Brain and mental effects: stroke, addiction/nicotine withdrawal, altered brain chemistry, anxiety about harm caused by smoking Eyes: eyes that sting, water and blink more, macular degeneration, cataracts Nose: less sense of smell Skin: wrinkles, premature aging Teeth: discoloration and stains, plaque, loose teeth, gum disease (gingivitis) Mouth and throat: cancers of the lips, mouth, throat and larynx, cancer of the esophagus, sore throat, reduced sense of taste, breath smells of smoke Hands: poor circulation (cold fingers), peripheral vascular disease, tar stained fingers Respiration and lungs: lung cancer, COPD (includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema), cough and sputum, shortness of breath, colds and flu, pneumonia, asthma, complicates tuberculosis Heart: harms, blocks and weakens arteries of the heart, heart attack Liver: cancer Abdomen: stomach and duodenal ulcers, cancer of stomach, pancreas and colon, aortic aneurysm Kidneys and bladder: kidney cancer, bladder cancer Bones: osteoporosis, spine and hip fractures Spine: degenerative disc disease Male reproduction: sperm deformity, sperm loss of motility, reduced number of sperm, infertility, impotence Female reproduction: period pains, earlier menopause, cancer of cervix, infertility and delay in conception Blood: leukemia Legs and feet: gangrene, peripheral vascular disease, Beurger disease Immune system: weakened immune system As long as this list of diseases kno wn to be associated with smoking is, it is incomplete. We don’t yet fully understand all of the dangers that cigarette smok e presents, but research continues, bringing us new discoveries seemingly by the day. One thing is certain: Cigarettes snuff out life at an alarming rate. Statistics tell us that upward of half of long-term smokers will die a smoking-related death. And globally, that presently translates to nearly 5 million deaths a year. Put another way, someone loses their life to smoking every 8 seconds somewhere in the world. If you smoke, use this information to help you see your smoking habit for what it is — a deadly addiction that you can live without. Should you make the decision to quit, simply call the Indiana Tobacco Quitline at 1-800-QUITNOW. It can be the beginning of a healthier life for you and those around you!

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Don’t condemn me or my fellow gun owners To the editor: Here we go again with the f anatics and gun control. They seem to forget of how many laws that are on the books today and never enforced. The matter of the fact is like the CEO of the NRA states, the gun is a tool, and in the hands of a la w-abiding citizen that corresponds with law, it is just that “a tool.” It is used by someone for protection, hunting and pleasure. The gun kills, yes, but only by the hands of the person that is holding it, either by the la w enforcement officer, or by someone who shouldn’t be having a gun. The ones who usually are not allowed to have these guns either buy from others that are not to ha ve them either, or like the one in Connecticut steals it from someone who obeys the law and purchased it legally. I am a lifetime member of the NRA and retired with 25 years of the military. I don’t and won’t just go out and shoot someone. Why? It’s not right, and people that kno w the difference between right and wrong wouldn’t either. I do agree there are people that would, and with increased population there, it is getting harder than e ver on the law-abiding citizen to want and hold for a weapon for protection, hunting or just the pleasure of target practice. I also have a permit to carry, and I am proud of it because I at least went through the proper channels to obtain it. I agree we need protection in our schools, but locking them down won’t help. It didn’t in Connecticut. If necessary,

maybe the solution is trained, armed personnel such as teachers, officers or security guards. Countries like England and Australia are regretting losing the right to have arms, because the only ones that have them are the crooks and the police. The police can’t be everywhere, which is a proven fact, look at Ben Davis Ford when tires were taken off of brand-new cars. If a person legal to carry happened by, they could have been detained. Oh, yeah, we have insurance, but that still leaves the thieves out there to steal again. Everyone has their thoughts. Whether it’s right or not, it’s ours. And I don’t condemn people for their right to speak out, so don’t condemn me or my fellow gun owners, who might someday be the ones who save your life or that of a lo ved one of yours by a simple act of protecting a life.

the public schools and universities is true (i.e., atheism, evolution, Marxism and moral relativism), who’s to say that these killers have actually done anything wrong? Think about it! Is it wrong for a lion to kill a gazelle? After all, aren’t we all just animals that are a little more highly evolved than lions? It’s simply survival of the fittest. America’s social engineers (e.g., John Dewey) have systematically expunged Christianity from our nation’s schools. Instead of being taught the Ten Commandments, students today are being taught that there are no such things as objective moral standards, and that the y themselves can decide what’s right and wrong. In other words, who’s to say that Hitler was any less of a humanitarian than Mother Theresa? It’s all subjective, right? The fact that we all experience a sense Larry Uehlein Auburn of moral indignation and repugnance as a result of these killings is the single Moral indignation as a result of greatest proof for the existence of God. Why? Because if all we are is rearranged killings proves existence of God pond scum, and we decide for ourselv es To the editor: what’s right and wrong, we ha ve no Columbine, Virginia Tech and now objective basis for our feelings. We all Sandy Hook. How many more of these know this is nonsense. horrific tragedies are we going to ha ve to God does exist! And this is why we all experience before we finally start to intuitively know the difference between question the underlying ideologies and right and wrong. Our Creator has gi ven philosophies that have served as the us a sense of justice. catalyst for this behavior? Please consider the implications of When something like this happens we God’s existence. Your eternity hangs in are all morally outraged at the thought the balance. that somebody could actually do such a Chad Maurer thing. However, if what’s being taught in Goshen

Christmas is universal, in all languages e board the train early in the morning, traveling from Prague to Budapest. The journey is a little over seven hours so we pack our normal fare of bread and cheese and books to read. My quiet time is interrupted by a 3-year-old who begins to make faces at me through the corridor window. I finally go out and confront this little elf. We, of course, do not speak each other’s language, but we chat for over an hour. We talk. We sing. I teach him how to count in English. He teaches me how to count in Hungarian. His mother laughs and so do I. Laughter is in all languages. The landscape is snowcovered forests, whitened fields and tiny villages. Occasionally there are children sledding or old folks walking streets. One man sweeps the railroad track with a broom. The journey ends at dusk as we carry satchels and bags up and down the steps at the train station. We don’t know how to buy tickets for the Metro and cannot find anyone who speaks English. I find myself under a metaphorical dome of glass. It is as if I have been invited on to a movie set … women in dark shawls, men with caps and cigarettes, a child carrying a handmade wooden sled, an old man carrying a bouquet of mistletoe tied with a red ribbon … these are the scenes I embrace. Home is now a downtown

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flat. A man is selling Christmas trees around the corner. They are small, but fragrant as my own tree still lit for Virginia in my hometown. All is different once again. Where to hang my hat? Where to make tea? Where to write my thoughts and words in my journal, LOU ANN never to be forgotten? HOMAN- Christmas SAYLOR Eve morning it is gray, cold and sleeting in Budapest. We head outside to the markets knowing this is the last day for the 40 days of markets all over Europe. Today they close at 2 p.m. for Christmas Eve. I scurry through looking at trinkets such as handwoven towels, wooden tops, glass ornaments. Food is at every turn … potato dumplings, pork knuckle soup and hot raspberry schnapps along with the typical sausages and potatoes. The market begins to close. I am so glad I am able to mak e it to the last few hours. We leave. I do so reluctantly, but there is so much more to see on this day. We walk across the Chain Bridge which spans the Danube River. Halfway across an old Babushka with her dark shawl and bent shoulders holds out her

cup. I place a coin in her cof fer. My coins have filtered through my fingers these past days as we pass musicians, blind men, and beggars. How am I to judge who needs my coins? We are always walking into ancient churches these days, and as we walk down by the Danube we stumble upon St. Anne’s Church. The doors of the church are open so we go in. There appears to be a flurry of acti vity so we stay, and soon realize there will be the Christmas pageant very soon. We take seats up close and by 3 p.m. there are hundreds in this church. There are so many children participating in the pageant, with others sitting on little pews brought out just for them. The church is magnificent from floor to ceiling and decorated with trees and lights. The pageant begins. It is the same story … the angels, the shepherds, the Wise Men, Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus, but I had never heard it told or sung in Hungarian. There are a few differences since the Wise Men actually wear gold-brocaded capes rather than bathrobes, and Mary sings several songs. She has the voice of an angel with a beautiful baby in her arms. When she sings “Angels We Have Heard on High” (in Hungarian) there isn’t another sound in the baroque church. We clap at the end of the pageant and make our way outside. Much to our surprise, the Metro and the buses are not

It is as if I have been invited on to a movie set … women in dark shawls, men with caps and cigarettes, a child carrying a handmade wooden sled, an old man carrying a bouquet of mistletoe tied with a red ribbon

• running. Every shop is closed, every restaurant is closed, not only for Christmas Eve, but for Christmas Day and the next also. It is dark as we walk through the deserted streets of Budapest. I think of my own hometown adorned with our lights and customs. I am homesick, but just for a moment. I begin to sing “Silent Night.” Christmas is universal, in all languages. Love. Joy. Peace. Memories. Merry Christmas. LOU ANN HOMAN-SAYLOR lives in Angola at the White Picket Gardens where you can find her gardening or writing late into the night under the light of her frayed scarlet lamp. She is a storyteller, teacher, writer, actress and a collector of front porch stories.

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John Christlieb AUBURN — John Jay Christlieb, 77, passed away peacefully Monday, December 24, 2012 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne with his family by Mr. his side. Christlieb He was born October 6, 1935, on the family homestead in Jackson Township to Dallas and Myrtle (Friend) Christlieb. He lived his entire life in DeKalb County. John was a very devoted family man and lived for the family and holiday gettogethers. He was a man of quiet nature with a huge heart. He was always lending a hand to help his family, neighbors and friends. He always had a project in the wings for someone. He was very competitive at his favorite card game, Euchre, and looked forward to family and friends coming out for a quick game. He loved spending time with Lois and the rest of the family putting puzzles together. John worked in construction all his life. He owned and operated, along with his wife Lois, Auburn Home Improvement, retiring in 1998. They have owned and operated J & L Storage for over 20 years. He married Lois Vinson on July 13, 1957, in Auburn and she survives. They loved traveling the country in their motorhome to spend time with family and friends. Also surviving are 7 children, John J. Christlieb Jr. of Houston, TX, Mike L. (Cyndee) Christlieb of Auburn, Pat (Mark) Snyder of Auburn, Karen (Jerry) Brandt of Auburn, Nancy (Kent) Grimm of Auburn, Linda (Jim) Dingman of Spencerville and Kris (Joe) Bellinger of Waterloo; 14 grandchildren, Zachary Christlieb of Las Vegas, NV, Jason (April) Christlieb of Auburn, Jon (Holly) Christlieb of Auburn, Amanda (Tim) Klinker of Auburn, Matthew Snyder of Fort Wayne, Kathryn Snyder of Fort Wayne, Danielle (Robert) Myers of Spencerville, Lindsey (Carl) Rivir of Pierceton, Spencer Grimm of Auburn, Suzanne Grimm of Auburn, Harmon Grimm of Auburn, Jeremy Dingman of San Diego, CA, Audrey Bellinger of Waterloo and Cody Bellinger of Waterloo; 6 great grandchildren, Stella Grace, Rylee Denise, Syra Star, Jaxson Michael, Autumn and Lucas; a brother Dave (Bev) Christlieb of Albion; a sister, Becky (Marvin) Dowden of St. Joe and a sister in la w, Faye Christlieb of St. Joe. He was a preceded in death by his parents, a

brother Dallas Christlieb and a sister, Esther Cook. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday December 28, 2012, at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 Center Street, Auburn, IN, with Father Derrick Sneyd officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery in Auburn. Calling is Thursday from 2-8 p.m. and also 1 hour prior to the service Friday from 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home. Preferred memorials can be directed to St. Martins or Smile Train. To send condolences visit www.fellerandclark.com.

Anna Ruth Haynes AUBURN — Anna Ruth Haynes, 92, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. Mrs. Haynes was born August 29, 1920, in Central Manor, Penn., to the Mrs. Haynes late Harry and Anna (Longenecker) Neff. She married John Edward Haynes on April 22, 1945, at Mountville Church of Brethren. He preceded her in death on Oct. 12, 1980. Mrs. Haynes worked along side her husband on their family farm. Her clerical skills were put to good use in tracking their registered Guernseys and keeping the farm accounts. Feeding the farm hands, caring for calves and chickens and raising produce for the winter were just a few of her extra duties. She continued to manage the farm accounts for many years after his unexpected death. She was an active member of the Cedar Lake Church of the Brethren for many years, directing a children’s choir, serving as deacon, and leading the District Women’s Organization. She was a DeKalb 4-H leader for 20 years and a member of the Extension Homemaker Club; she received the Friend of Extension Award. She maintained a wide network of friends, and enjoyed oil painting and quilting. Surviving are four daughters: Rebecca (Al) Haynes-Bordas of Indianapolis Ind., Anita (David) Knechel Upper Saddle River N.J., Sarah (Kent) Sweitzer of Middleton Wisc., and Karen (Don) Shankster of Scottsdale Ariz.; two foster sons: Woodrow (Jeanie) Trostel of Portland Ore., and Franklin (Arista) Trostel of Bend Ore.; Five grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, two step-great granddaughters, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers: Paul L Neff of Lancaster, Penn., Robert L Neff of Lancaster, Penn., and David L. Neff of

Washington Boro, Penn. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on December 27, 2012, at the Cedar Lake Church of the Brethren, 2939 County Road 15, Auburn. The memorial service will be at the church at 7 p.m., with Duane Grady officiating, with refreshments to follow. A family only burial service is planned to precede the service. Memorials may be directed to Heifer International, P.O. Box 8058, Little Rock AZ, www.heifer.org, or Church of Brethren Global Ministries, 1451 Dundee Ave., Elgin, IL, 60120, www.brethren.org. To view an online obituary or to send condolences, visit www.fellerandclark.com.

Michael Dieterle KENDALLVILLE — Michael Paul Dieterle, age 61, of Kendallville, Indiana, died on Sunday, December 23, 2012, at Parkview Noble Mr. Dieterle Hospital in Kendallville. Mr. Dieterle was born in Kendallville on December 22, 1951, to the late Donald Christian Dieterle and Nancy Ellen (Adams) Bolenbaugh. Michael was employed at Dana Spicer Axle in Fort Wayne for 30 years. He was a member of the New Life Tabernacle in Kendallville. His strong faith and trust in God was the most important to him. Michael loved scootering around Bixler Lake, taking pictures of nature, fishing and sailing. Survivors include: son, Christopher Michael Dieterle of Kendallville; son, Timothy Dieterle and his wife, Tiffany Bolk of St. Paul, Minnesota; and son, Quinn Jacob Dieterle of Kendallville. Mike loved Julie’s children as his own and they are: Abby (Jesse) Cox, Fawn Scott and Zane (Stacy) Scott. He is also survived by his fiance and life companion, Julie Shultz Scott of Kendallville; grandchildren Maddison Bodenhafer, Kalli and Kaden Cox, Kace and Brooklyn Scott, and Olyvia Hart; a sister, JoAnn and Lee Stoppenhagen of Fort Wayne; two nieces, Angela Bailey of Avilla and Aimee Campbell of Kendallville; great-nephews Ethan Bailey, Landon Bailey, and Jaxson Campbell; and a great-niece, Natalie Bailey. He was also preceded in death by his maternal grandmothers, Margaret Adams and Ruth “Cookie” Dieterle. Visitation and funeral services will be Thursday, December 27, 2012 at the New Life Tabernacle, 609 Patty Lane, west of Kendallville, on U.S. Hwy 6. Visita-

tion will be from 2-4 p.m. and funeral services will be at 4 p.m. with Pastor James Archambeault officiating. Preferred memorials may be made to to the family or donor’s choice. Send a condolence to the family or view a video tribute of Michael by Thursday at hitefuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hite Funeral Home, 403 South Main Street, Kendallville.

Norma Thomas AVILLA — Norma Jean Thomas, 78, of Avilla died on Saturday, December 22, 2012, at Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville. Mrs. Thomas was Mrs. born in Thomas Garrett on September 2, 1934, to the late Merle Revere and Ethel Vera (McCoy) Renkenberger. She graduated from Avilla High School in 1952. She married Keith Allen Thomas on September 6, 1952, in Hopewell Presbyterian Church near Avilla. They just celebrated 60 years of marriage this past September. She was the apartment complex manager for Drake Terrace and Carriage House Apartments both in Kendallville for about 15 years. Norma loved to play the piano, take care of her garden and crochet. She also loved her little dog “Angel.” She was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church near Kendallville. Survivors include her husband, Keith Allen Thomas of Avilla; three sons, David Lynn and Barbara Thomas of Avilla, Kevin Lee and Sally Thomas of Kendallville, and Steven Eugene and Kimberly Thomas of Howell, Utah; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.; a brother and sisterin-law, Ronald and Elaine Renkenberger of LaOtto; and a sister-in-law, Norma Thompson of Colorado. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 26, 2012, from 3-7 p.m. at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville. Funeral services will be Thursday, December 27, 2012, at 11 a.m. at New Hope Baptist Church on C.R. 500E near Kendallville. Officiating the funeral service will be Pastor Robert Boston. Burial will be at Hooper-King Cemetery near Avilla. Preferred memorials may be made to New Hope Baptist Church. View a video tribute by Wednesday or send condolences to the family at http://www.hitefuneralhome .com/

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Helen Crider EDINBURGH — Helen Crider, 89, of Edinburgh, died at 12:20 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at her home. Helen was a World War II bride from Belgium who came to the States in Mrs. Crider 1945. She first resided in a coal camp in Dorchester, Virginia, then moved to Ligonier in 1962 where she retired from Erving Products and was a member of The Sanctuary, United Pentecostal Church in Syracuse. She moved to Edinburgh in 2007 where she was under the care of her daughter. She was a member of Apostolic Family Assembly in Greenwood. Funeral service will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, December 27, 2012 at the Yeager Funeral Home in Ligonier with the Rev. Craig Fritchley officiating. Calling will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Oak Park Cemetery in Ligonier. Memorial contributions may be made to The Sanctuary, United Pentecostal Church in Syracuse. Born in La Calamine, Belgium, Aug. 27, 1923, Helen was the daughter of Nicholas Klein and Helen Schneider Klein. She married Paul Crider who preceded her in death Jan. 28, 1996. Survivors include a daughter, Paulette (David) Wallace of Edinburgh, Ind; sons, John (Brenda) Crider of New Paris, Ind., and Phil Crider of Ligonier, Ind.; 12 grandchildren; 19 greatgrandchildren; one greatgreat-grandchild; and a sister, Hubertine (Joseph) Dome of La Calamine, Belgium. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; son, Jim Crider; daughter, Marie “Toots” Bailey; and brothers, Joseph Klein and Lambert Klein. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.yeagerfuneralhome. com.

Clayton Spears KENDALLVILLE — Clayton Wayne Spears, age 17, of Kendallville, died on Sunday, December 23, 2012, at home. Clayton was born in Angola, Indiana, on October 30, Clayton 1995, to Spears Robert J. and Brenda S. Spears. He loved when Michael’s friends would come over for visits. Clayton loved watching television, bright lights and the nurses that took such good care of him. He also loved their

family dog “Mimi girl”. Survivors include his mother and father, Brenda and Robert Spears of Kendallville; his brother, Michael Spears of Kendallville; maternal grandfather, John Walton of Portage, Indiana; paternal grandmother, Mary Ann West of Vidor, Texas; uncle, Michael Spears of Vidor, Texas; uncle, John Walton Jr. of Portage; aunt, Ann Phelps of Angola; and many cousins. He was preceded in death by paternal grandfather Jack Spears and his maternal grandmother Clara Walton. Visitation will be Thursday, December 27, 2012 from 3-7 p.m. at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville. Funeral services will be Friday, December 28, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Hite Funeral Home. Officiating the funeral service will be Pastor Tom Clothier. Burial will be at Lake View Cemetery in Kendallville. Preferred memorials may be made to Noble County Humane Society. Casketbearers will be Michael Spears, T.J. Blair, Ian Dove, Tyler Christian, Cam Ramey, Jake LeMay and Casey Evard. Send a condolence to the family or view a video tribute of Clayton by Thursday at hitefuneral home.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hite Funeral Home, 403 South Main Street, Kendallville, Indiana.

Daniel Robey AUBURN — Daniel B. Robey, 49, of Auburn, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Mr. Robey was born Aug. 14, 1963, in Van Wert, Ohio. He graduated from Van Wert High School, class of 1981. Surviving are his mother and step-father, Rosa and Jerry Moreland of Auburn; a daughter and son-in-law, Trisha and Justin Luft of Douglas, Wy; stepmother, Naomi Robey of Van Wert, Ohio; a sister, Theresa Robey of Garrett; three brothers and a sister-in-law, Franklin Robey Jr. of Cecil, Ohio, Steven L. Robey of Ohio City, Ohio, and Greg and Diane Robey of Atlanta, Ga; a step-sister and her husband, Renee and Donald Gould of Stuart, Fl; and two step-brothers, Robert Moreland of Angola, and Randy Moreland and his wife, Amy of Auburn. He was preceded in death by his father, Franklin Robey Sr. There will be no services conducted. Feller and Clark Funeral Home in Waterloo is assisting the family with arrangements. To view an online obituary or to send condolences, visit www.fellerandclark.com. ADDITIONAL OBITUARIES are on page A8 of the Herald Republican and page A7 of The Star and The News Sun.

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Syrian rebels make more gains in north BEIRUT (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Syrian rebels fully captured a northern town near the Turkish border on Tuesday after weeks of heavy fighting and attacked a regime air base in a neighboring province, activists said. The air base is in Aleppo province, where opposition fighters have already captured three other large military bases in recent months. Rebels have also laid siege to the international airport in the city of Aleppo, Syriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commercial capital, and launched an offensive on the police academy near the city. With steady rebel gains across the north, President Bashar Assadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s regime is having increasing difficulty sending supplies by land to Aleppo province, especially after rebels cut a major thoroughfare from Damascus. It is just another sign that the opposition is consolidating its grip across large swathes of territory in northern Syria near the Turkish border.

Venezualaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chavez reportedly walking; doubts persist CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Vice President Nicolas Maduro surprised Venezuelans with a Christmas Eve announcement that President Hugo Chavez is up and walking two weeks after cancer surgery in Cuba, but the news did little to ease uncertainty surrounding the leaderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s condition. Sounding giddy, Maduro told state television Venezolana de Television that he had spoken by phone with Chavez for 20 minutes Monday night. It was the first time a top Venezuelan government official had confirmed talking personally with Chavez since the Dec. 11 operation, his fourth cancer surgery since 2011. Chavez supporters reacted with relief, but the statement inspired more questions, given the sparse information the Venezuelan government has provided so far about the presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cancer.

People â&#x20AC;˘ Ben Affleck wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t run for Senate seat BOSTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ben Affleck is taking his name off the list of possible candidates for U.S. Sen. John Kerryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seat, which would be open if the Democratic senator from Affleck Massachusetts is confirmed as secretary of state. Affleck says in a Monday posting on his Facebook page that while he loves the political process, he will not be running for public office. Speculation about the Cambridge, Mass., native rose slightly when he did not completely rule out a Senate bid during an appearance on CBSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Face The Nation on Sunday.

Jessica Simpson expecting again NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jessica Simpsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s daughter has the news all spelled out: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Big Sis.â&#x20AC;? Simpson on Tuesday tweeted a photo of her baby daughter Maxwell playing in the sand, the words â&#x20AC;&#x153;Big Sisâ&#x20AC;? spelled out. The 32-year-old old singer and personality has been rumored to be expecting again. The tweet appears to confirm the rumors. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Merry Christmas from my family to yoursâ&#x20AC;? is the pictureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s caption. Simpson used a tweet on Halloween in 2011 to announce she was pregnant with Maxwell. She is engaged to Eric Johnson and gave birth to Maxwell in May.

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Gulf Coast storms blamed for one death Thunderstorms hit South while midsection deals with sleet, snow NEW ORLEANS (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Christmas Day along the Gulf Coast was filled with severe thunderstorms that brought drenching rains, high winds and damaging tornadoes while the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s midsection dealt with freezing rain, sleet and snow that made for a sloppy and sometimes dangerous trek for holiday travelers. Winds toppled a tree onto a pickup truck in the Houston area, killing the driver. Icy roads already were blamed for a 21vehicle pileup in Oklahoma, where authorities warned would-be travelers to stay home. The National Weather Service tweeted that a tornado was headed toward downtown Mobile, Ala., and WALA posted on its website a photo from its tower cam of what looked like a funnel cloud moving toward the city. Near McNeill, Miss., in the southwestern part of the state, winds from a storm, possibly a tornado, damaged a dozen homes and injured several people, none seriously, said Pearl River County emergency management agency director Danny Manley. Trees fell on a few houses in central Louisianaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rapides Parish but there were no injuries reported and crews were cutting trees out of roadways to get to people in their homes, said sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lt. Tommy Carnline. Fog blanketed highways, including arteries in the Atlanta area where motorists slowed as a precaution. In New Mexico, drivers across the eastern plains had to

fight through snow, ice and low visibility. At least three tornadoes were reported in Texas, though only one building was damaged, according to the National Weather Service. Tornado watches were in effect across southern Louisiana and Mississippi. Nearly 350 flights nationwide were canceled by the evening, according to the flight tracker FlightAware.com. More than half were canceled into and out of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport that got a few inches of snow. Christmas lights also were knocked out with more than 70,000 people without power in east Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana. And in Louisiana, quarter-sized hail was reported early Tuesday in the western part of the state and a WDSU viewer sent a photo to the TV station of what appeared to be a waterspout around the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in New Orleans. There were no reports of crashes or damage. Meanwhile, blizzard conditions were possible for parts of Illinois, Indiana and western Kentucky with predictions of 4 to 7 inches of snow. Much of Oklahoma and Arkansas braced under a winter storm warning of an early mix of rain and sleet forecast to eventually turn to snow. About a dozen counties in Missouri were under a blizzard warning from Tuesday night to noon Wednesday.

TV-lovers bid pair of actors â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;farewellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Jack Klugman, Charles Durning die BY FRAZER MOORE The Associated Press

What a couple of mugs, sporting less-than-perfect physiques in the bargain. But was there anything lovelier than Jack Klugman or Charles Klugman Durning doing what they did for an audience? Rumpled Klugman exploding at his prissy flat-mate Tony Durning Randall in the long-running sitcom â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Odd Couple.â&#x20AC;? Portly Durning hoofing, fleet of foot, and singing how â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ewwwww, I love to do a little sidestepâ&#x20AC;? in the film â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.â&#x20AC;? Each was a luminous display of the extraordinary possibilities of the ordinary. Klugman and Durning (both of whom died Monday, Klugman at 90 in Los Angeles, Durning at 89 in New York) spent storied careers building catalogues of roles that classed them indisputably as â&#x20AC;&#x153;character actors.â&#x20AC;? Even with a certain â&#x20AC;&#x153;always-a-bridesmaid-nevera-brideâ&#x20AC;? taint attached to it, the term â&#x20AC;&#x153;character actorâ&#x20AC;? commands respect and affection among audiences, even audience members who may not quite realize their level of investment in such artistry. Traditional stardom â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;leading manâ&#x20AC;? status â&#x20AC;&#x201D; is conferred on the actors who embody a fantasy, an ideal.

They are famously out of reach of a ticket holder or a couch potato, other than through sitting back and watching from afar. Dreams are a powerful engine of Hollywood, and these actors â&#x20AC;&#x201D; whether Clark Gable or Will Smith â&#x20AC;&#x201D; are thrilling dream agents. But thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s another breed of actor â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the group in which Klugman and Durning reign supreme â&#x20AC;&#x201D; who sustains us in more comfortable ways. If a star like Brad Pitt stirs the frisson of eternal longing in the audience (oh, to be with him, or be him!), a character actor serves another need: cinematic kinship. Klugman solving crimes as a lab geek on his series â&#x20AC;&#x153;Quincy, M.E.,â&#x20AC;? or Durning as a stressed-out cop (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dog Day Afternoonâ&#x20AC;?) or a romantic whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s smitten with Dustin Hoffman in drag (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tootsieâ&#x20AC;?) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; these are actors we identify with, instantly and eagerly. Nothing seems to stand between us and what they do. They, with their justcoping-with-life heroics, show us who we are, or could be if we try a little harder (or warn us of the jam that might befall us if we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t). They are our proxies. They never go out of style. They never lose their appeal. They are never put away because their looks have faded or their waistline thickened. We stick with them, just as they stick with us. (Durning was working into his late 80s in a recurring role as the irascible father of Denis Learyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s firefighter protagonist on the drama â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rescue Meâ&#x20AC;?). In this way, too, they resemble everybody we truly love: We love them in every phase of their lives.

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Holiday closings

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The Butler Public Library will be closed Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, for the new year holiday.

BY SHARON LANDEEN â&#x20AC;&#x153;Children are a great comfort in your old age â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and they help you reach it faster, too.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Lionel Kauffman

Butler Public Library News â&#x20AC;˘ Hours The library is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The library is closed on Friday.

Adult reading program begins The libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s adult winter reading program will return Jan. 7 and will run through Feb. 23. All adult Butler Public Library cardholders who are at least 18 years of age will have the opportunity to earn prizes while reading away the cold winter days. Registration forms and details regarding the winter reading program are available at the circulation desk.

Homemakers donate to St. Martinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The DeKalb County Extension Homemakers hosted a beef-and-noodle dinner at the 4-H Exhibit Hall in October. Proceeds from the event were donated to St. Martinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Healthcare and the Extension Homemakers Scholarship Fund. From left, are Martha

Short Stacks and Snacks club The library has introduced a book club for children in grades 3-5. There will be opportunities for reading aloud, discussion, fun activities and a snack. The club will meet after school every Thursday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the library.

StoryTime StoryTime sessions have resumed at the library The schedule is as follows: ages 3-5, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, lasting 35-45 minutes; and birth to age 3, 10 a.m. Wednesdays, lasting 20-30 minutes. StoryTime sessions will include stories, songs, games, crafts and fun. Visit the library to register.

Computer classes Individualized computer classes are available at the library with instructor Becky Simmons. She can help with basic computer skills, as well as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, email, Internet and Facebook. Call the library or visit the circulation desk for more information.

Close, event co-chair, Tammy Stafford, St. Martinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Healthcare, and Linda Carunchia, event co-chair. The DeKalb County Homemakers are comprised of 12 different individual clubs that meet throughout the year.

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LEGO club Mark your calendars. The libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s LEGO club will meet during Christmas break from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday. The LEGO club is for children in grades K-5.

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Thursday, Dec. 27 â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;How the Grinch Stole Christmasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; at the Conservatory: Dec. 27-31, Jan. 2-6. From the Dr. Seuss tale, â&#x20AC;&#x153;How the Grinch Stole Christmas,â&#x20AC;? comes a new twist on Fort Wayneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual holiday celebration. Sponsored by the Kuhne Foundation. For more information, call 427-6440. Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne. Fantasy of Lights: Dec. 27-31. All proceeds benefit the AWS Foundation. Admission: $5 per car; 10 per 15-passenger van; $25 per bus/trolley. For additional information, contact 744-6145. Franke Park, 3411 Sherman Blvd., Fort Wayne. National Military History Center Festival of Trees: Dec. 27-31. National Military History Center, 5634 CR 11-A, Auburn. militaryhistorycenter.org. Alcoholics Anonymous: Noon. Dec. 27-28, 31-Jan. 4, Jan. 7-8. Serenity House, 2438 C.R. 50, Auburn. Ice Skating at Headwaters Park: 1-8 p.m. Dec. 27, 31-Jan. 3, Jan. 7-8; noon to 10 p.m. Dec. 28 and Jan. 4; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 29 and Jan. 5; noon to 8 p.m. Dec. 30 and Jan. 6. Prices are still $3 for children 13 and under and $5 for

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children 14 and over and adults. There is a $2 charge to rent skates, or patrons can bring their own skates. Every Wednesday through Feb. 27 will be a free skate day for children 13 and under. Headwaters Park, 333 S. Clinton St., Fort Wayne. Lifeline Support Group: 5-8 p.m. For parents in need of support in dealing with teenage drug and alcohol abuse. Call 553-0470 or 3490601 for more information. World Harvest Family Worship Center, 133 S. Randolph St., Garrett. Adult Basic Education/GED: 6-8 p.m. Dec. 27, Jan. 1, 3 and 8; 810 a.m. Dec. 31, Jan. 2 and 7. Free to adults age 16 and over. Call the Four County Vocational Co-Op at 888349-0250. Auburn Presbyterian Church, 111 W. Twelfth St., Auburn. Ashley-Hudson 2000 Lions: 7 p.m. The AshleyHudson 2000 Lions Club meets the second Thursday at 6:30 p.m for dinner and holds a board meeting the fourth Thursday at 7 p.m. Ashley OES Hall, Morgan Street, Ashley. Ashley-Hudson Lions Club: 7 p.m. Board meeting. Hudson United Methodist Church, 210 W Morgan St, Ashley. Depression/Bipolar + 12: 7 p.m. Dec. 27 and Jan. 3. 12-step program for those living with depression or

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Friday, Dec. 28 Bingo: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 28, Jan. 1, 4 and 8. Open to the public; food and drinks available. American Legion Post 97, 1736 S. Indiana Ave., Auburn. Alcoholics Anonymous: 7 p.m. Dec. 28 and Jan. 4. Open meeting. Auburn Alliance Church, 805 Old Brick Road, Auburn. Celebrate Recovery: 7 p.m. Dec. 28 and Jan. 4. For those recovering from substance abuse. Garrett Celebrate Recovery, 133 S. Randolph St., Garrett.

Saturday, Dec. 29 Bingo: 6 p.m. Dec. 29, 31, Jan. 2, 5 and 7. Early games start at 6 p.m. Call 927-9144 for more information. National Military History Center, 5634 C.R. 11-A, Auburn. Bingo: 5 p.m. Dec. 30 and Jan. 6. Open to the public. Food and drinks available. American Legion Post 97, 1736 S. Indiana Ave., Auburn.

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Lorne looked worried. He pulled me down and whispered in my ear, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Is that policeman going to unrest us?â&#x20AC;? I assured Lorne all was well, and we climbed into the cart. As soon as I sat down, my feet sang the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hallelujahâ&#x20AC;? chorus since theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d been complaining for some time. Up and down, in and out, and around and around we drove. No car. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hate to tell you this, but car thefts have been up lately,â&#x20AC;? said the security guard. I groaned and thought this was a terrible way to start the holiday season. Lorne pointed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Daddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s car again.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stop!â&#x20AC;? I yelled. My memory shifted into gear. I mumbled an explanation about how my husbandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s car had been parked behind mine at home and instead of moving it, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d taken his, and I was sorry Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d taken up so much of his time, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d gone by my husbandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s car about 20 times, and I really appreciated his help, and â&#x20AC;Ś The security guard stared at me. I could tell he thought my candy cane was a couple of stripes short. Lorne and I jumped into our car. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you tell me Daddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s car was parked there?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;You didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ask me,â&#x20AC;? was the answer. I flipped on the radio, and we started toward home. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We Wish You a Merry Christmasâ&#x20AC;? filled the air. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We all want some icky pudding,â&#x20AC;? joined the high little-boy voice from the back seat.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dashing through the snow, in a one-horse open snake.â&#x20AC;? The loud voice of 4year-old Lorne joined the carolers in the mall. I smiled and wiped ice-cream drips from his chin. I was ready to call our Christmas shopping spree complete when my energetic son darted into the Santa Claus line. Oh well, I thought. This afternoon was Lorneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s turn to shop alone with me and choose his presents for our family while Daddy baby-sat the other kids. Lorne squeezed every last second out of our Mommyand-me time until we finally wandered outside. A sea of vehicles assaulted my eyes, and I hoped Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d remember where Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d parked my car. I thought back to when we arrived at the mall and what Lorne asked to purchase first â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;a big screwdriver that Daddy really needs.â&#x20AC;? (I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t inquire what had happened to the big screwdriver Daddy already had.) Using this as my clue, I figured I must have parked by the tool section of Sears. So off we tromped in that direction. No car. OK, I thought. Maybe I parked closer to the bookstore because a board book for our baby was his second gift. We hiked up and down columns of automobiles that were beginning to look all alike. No car. I knew we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t park near the toy store. But since weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d spent a long time in that place choosing a ball for his brother and a Barbie doll dress for his sister, we staggered in and out of rows that seemed to be getting longer and longer. No car. A mall security guard pulled up beside us in his little cart. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Merry Christmas! Can I help you?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find my car,â&#x20AC;? I said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No problem. Hop in, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll drive around.â&#x20AC;?

Middle school dance party Saturday GARRETT â&#x20AC;&#x201D; All middle school students are invited to a dance party at the Judy A. Morrill Recreation Center on Saturday, Dec. 29, from 8-10 p.m. Participants can meet with friends and listen to music. The cost is $2 per person. Contact the JAM Center, 1200 E. Houston St., Garrett, at 357-1917 for more information.

Veteransâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; questions to be addressed BUTLER â&#x20AC;&#x201D; DeKalb County veterans service officer Brian Lamm will visit American Legion Post 202, 118 N. Broadway, from 6-8 p.m., on the second Monday of e very month to answer questions on benefits and issues. The session is open to any area veteran or widow of a veteran.

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Deaths & Funerals â&#x20AC;˘ was a recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash honor as well as an inductee into the Angola High School Athletic Hall of Fame and the IHSAA Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame. He loved working in his garden and all of nature. He was an avid sports fan of nearly every sport â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the Chicago Cubs and Indiana Hoosiers have truly lost an ardent fan. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Norma, as well as four children, Dr. John Hammel, Mary and Gene Tierney, Sally Hammel and Dan and Susie Hammel. John took pride in his 9 grandchildren: Alyssa, Anne, Michael, Patrick, Ben, Molly, Erin, Ellen, Chad and one great grandson, Ozzy. Also surviving are his siblings, H Hanly Hammel, Jim Hammel, Helen Kraack, Ruth Chowning and Nancy Fendley. He was preceded in death by his brother, Dr. Howard T. Hammel. Private graveside services will be held. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Angola High School Athletic Department in his name. A celebration of life for John will be held on

Saturday, December 29th from 1 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 2005 N. Wayne Street, Angola, Indiana 46703. You may sign the guestbook at www.weicht1854.com. Arrangements handled by the Weicht Funeral Home, Angola, Indiana.

Frederic Romero AUBURN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Frederic Lee Romero, 81, passed away Friday, December 21, 2012. Born in Angola, Indiana on Oct. 11, 1931, Fred was the son of the late Louis Paul, Mr. Romero and Margaret Romero. After graduating from Angola High School in 1949, Fred attended Indiana University, but the Korean War interrupted his studies. He was stationed in Korea during most of his threeyear tour of duty in the United States Air Force. Fred finished his undergraduate education at Tri-State University, and went on to begin a multi-year sales

career with companies including Whirlpool Corporation, and Chem Tech Laboratories. At the age of 36, he furthered his education, and earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Ohio Northern University College of Law. He was a member of both the DeKalb County Bar and Indiana State Bar Associations, and practiced criminal and family law in Auburn, Indiana, for 41 years, retiring in November 2012. An avid IU basketball fan, he had high hopes for the Hoosiers this year. Fred is survived by his sons, Randy Romero of Fort Wayne, and Scott Romero (Laurie) of Fremont, and two granddaughters, Olivia Romero, of Fremont and Maria Ehinger (Luke) of Columbus, Ohio. Also surviving are a brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Jonella Romero, in Sun City, Florida, as well as several nieces and nephews. His first wife, Nancy Vendrely of Fort Wayne also survives. Preceding him in death were his second wife, Barbara Lou, and his brother, Phillip â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tonyâ&#x20AC;? Romero. The family will receive

friends on Saturday December 29, 2012, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 South Center Street, Auburn, Indiana. Private family services will be held at Lindenwood Cemetery at a later date.

Harriett White NORTH WEBSTER â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Harriet Elizabeth White, 91, of North Webster, died Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Lakeland Rehab and Healthcare Center in Milford. Services are at 2 p.m. Friday at North Webster Church of God with Pastor Jeff Boyer officiating. Burial will follow in the North Webster Cemetery. Calling is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the church. Memorials are to the church. Owen Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Nelson Miller SHIPSHEWANA â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Nelson L. Miller, 74, of Shipshewana, died Monday, December 24, 2012, at his residence. Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at Maple City

Chapel in Goshen, conducted by the Rev. Mel Shetler and the Rev. David Garty. Burial is in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury. Calling is 1-5 p.m. and 68 p.m. today at Maple City Chapel. Arrangements are by Miller-Stewart Funeral Home.

Edith Rehling ALBION â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Edith M. Rehling, 87, died on Friday, December 21, 2012, at Millerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Manor Nursing Home in Syracuse. Services are Thursday at 2 p.m. at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion Chapel, with the Rev. Larry Williams officiating. Burial is in Wolf Lake Cemetery in Wolf Lake. Calling is noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Mary Keller KENDALLVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mary H. Keller, 88, died Sunday, December 23, 2012, at the home of her daughter in Northwood, New Hampshire. Services are pending at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville.

Lost, blind dog finds D.C. hotels less busy for 2nd inauguration way back to Alaska FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Blind and alone in Alaska winter temperatures that dipped 40 degrees below zero, a lost 8-year-old Fairbanks dog wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t given much of a chance to make it home. But after walking 10 miles to the edge of a local musherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dog yard, Abby the brown-and-white mixed breed was found and returned to her owners, a family that includes two boys and one girl under the age of 10. The dog that the family raised from an animal-shelter puppy went missing during a snowstorm on Dec. 13, and the family never expected to see her again, The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a miracle, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no other words to describe it,â&#x20AC;? said McKenzie Grapengeter, emotion choking her voice and tears coming to her eyes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We never expected to have her to be returned safe and alive.â&#x20AC;? Musher and veterinarian Mark May said he came across the dog while running his team on Dec. 19, but didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop to pick her up. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It ran with us for about a mile on the way home before she fell off the pace, but I had a big dog team so I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t grab it,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;boy I hope it finds somebodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? The next day, the dog turned up at Mayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everybody just assumed it was some kind of scaredycat, but there it was in front of the door in our dog lot and it was blind,â&#x20AC;? May said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was sitting there, all the way from 14 mile on the winter trail down into this neighborhood, I guess by just sniffing,

so I picked it up and brought it in.â&#x20AC;? To Mayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s surprise, the dog had no signs of frostbite. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No frozen ears, no frozen toes, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll probably go back home and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll (be) business as usual. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no worse for wear but quite an adventure,â&#x20AC;? he said. The Grapengeter family hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tagged or put a microchip in the dog, but the community used social media to track down Abbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s owners. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re so, so grateful for all (the communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) hard work,â&#x20AC;? McKenzie Grapengeter said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve given us the most amazing Christmas gift we could ever ask for.â&#x20AC;?

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WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Visitors coming to the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capital for President Barack Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second inauguration canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stay in the one place President Ronald Reaganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family once called an eightstar hotel. That spot is the White House, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s booked for the next four years. Still, inaugurationgoers have a range of lodging options â&#x20AC;&#x201D; from crashing on a friendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s couch to rooms that cost thousands of dollars a night. With second inaugurations tending to draw fewer spectators, finding a place to stay in Washington wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be nearly as difficult as in

2009. City officials are expecting 600,000 to 800,000 visitors for the Jan. 21 inauguration, far less than the 1.8 million people who flooded the National Mall four years ago to witness the inauguration of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first black president. Back then, some hotels sold out months in advance and city residents rented out their homes for hundreds of dollars a night. This time, hotels say theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re filling up more slowly, with rooms still available and prices at or slightly below where they were four years ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Very few hotels are actually sold out at this

point, so thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of availability,â&#x20AC;? said Elliott Ferguson, CEO of the tourism bureau Destination DC, who added that he expected demand to pick up after Christmas. In 2009, hotel occupancy in the city for the night before the inauguration was 98 percent, and visitors paid an average daily rate of more than $600 that night, according to STR, a company that tracks hotel data. This time, some hotels still have half their rooms available. As a result, some establishments have relaxed minimum stays from four nights to three and could drop prices closer to the inauguration if demand

does not increase. Despite the muted enthusiasm, many of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s posh hotels are still offering pricy packages. Visitors with an unlimited budget can check in to accommodations almost as grand and historic as the White House. At The Willard hotel, about a block from the White House, rooms were still available starting at more than $1,100 a night with a four-night minimum. That means every guest will pay more than President Abraham Lincoln did when he checked out after his 1861 inauguration and paid $773.75 for a stay of more than a week.


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true system of checks and balances in the federal government, but those checks and balances have created an atmosphere of contention, he said. “There is really a huge difference in philosophy,” Stutzman said. Stutzman did point to a pair of accomplishments that have come through, including this week’s House vote on a defense spending bill that would leave the A-10 Warthog Air Guard squadron operating out of its base in Fort Wayne. “The A-10 is a great machine for ground support,” Stutzman said.

“I’m very optimistic the A10s are going to stay.” Stutzman said keeping Air Guard units viable not only provides jobs to the area, but is also a costeffective option for funding the country’s defense. Stutzman also has been heavily involved in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Fort Wayne. The hospital has had its share of problems, including some units being closed, but Stutzman has been spending a lot of time resolving issues to keep the hospital serving as many veterans as possible. He has taken his concerns to the VA, an agency that hasn’t always been as

transparent as he would like, he said. “We’re pushing them to get better answers,” Stutzman said. Stutzman also said he is proud of his work with outgoing U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Indiana, on the farm bill that is still awaiting passage. According to the congressman, his office has helped constituents in 1,600 cases during the last two years, greasing the government wheels on such issues as Social Security and disability benefits. “We have a great staff that works hard on constituent services,” Stutzman said.

holiday travel are advised to keep informed of weather conditions. Mary Foster, spokeswoman for the Indiana Department of Transportation, Fort Wayne District, said crews started preparing for the storm on Monday. “Crews have already begun pretreating bridges and roadways with salt brine, an anti-icing solution. INDOT will continue to monitor multiple developing forecasts, as well as a statewide network of road and bridge pavement sensors, to deploy the needed personnel, equipment and materials ahead of any predicted accumulation. INDOT’s top winter priority is to plow and treat its more than 30,000 lane miles of interstates, U.S. highways and state routes,” she said in a news release issued late

Monday. State government offices are expected to be open today. However, where snow emergencies have been declared non-essential employees will not be required to report to work where roads are open only to official vehicles, said Jane Jankowski, spokeswoman for Gov. Mitch Daniels. This is effective statewide. Each agency has operational plans for emergency situations and necessary personnel. Indiana Department of Homeland Security spokesman Ian Connor said the state emergency operations center would help coordinate counties’ storm response, shifting police or firefighters to areas where they were most needed, the Associated Press reported.

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tion for KPC Media Group’s website, kpcnews.com. Because northeast Indiana is on the back edge of the storm, the severity of its impact is not completely known. “Some uncertainty still remains regarding the exact track of this storm, which will influence storm total accumulations,” the NWS said. Indianapolis is in a band that could receive up to a foot of snow, Pydynowski said. DeKalb County is on the extreme western edge of this band. Northeast to north winds will increase up to 25 mph early Wednesday with gusts up to 35 mph late Wednesday, the NWS said. Because of the uncertainty expected with this storm, people resuming

service said. The last storm this powerful dropped 12.6 inches of snow on Jan. 28, 2009. Mayor Greg Ballard ordered all but essential city services, such as police and firefighters, to shut down Wednesday. Ballard’s spokesman, Marc Lotter, said the city would have 118 snowplows patrolling the streets, and the state highway department said it planned to have nearly 70 on the road in Indianapolis and as many as 100 more clearing major roads in the surrounding region. State police planned to have about 20 cruisers on patrol in the Indianapolis area throughout the storm, Capt. Dave Bursten said. Troopers and snowplow drivers were expected to work shifts of 12 hours or more. Kwiatkowski said the heaviest snow was expected to fall in Indianapolis between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday, with the worst road conditions during the

afternoon rush hour. “But snow forecasting is more of a magical art,” he added. “I would not be surprised if it’s a couple of inches different either way.” The storm will begin its push into the state in southwest Indiana on Christmas night, with 8 to 10 inches of snow expected to fall overnight, the weather service said. Forecasters warned that people driving in the Evansville area could face whiteout conditions Wednesday morning. “It should be a heavy snow, and that’s one of our concerns,” said Robin Smith, a meteorologist at the Weather Service bureau in Paducah, Ky. “The reason we’re concerned is it will weigh heavy on trees and power lines, so there may be some power outages.” The snow will be accompanied by 30 mph to 40 mph winds, so heavy drifting is also expected on state highways and county roads, he said. Spokeswoman Cher Elliott said the Indiana

Department of Transportation would have 120 snowplows out in the 18county Evansville district, and drivers likely would be working 16-hour shifts. “We made sure the equipment was ready to go because we knew this storm would be coming in,” she said. Jerry Hedges, emergency management director for Gibson County said local fire departments in the rural area north of Evansville were being readied for use as shelters for stranded travelers, and schools could be opened if more space is needed. “If it comes worse to worse, the saving part of this is it’s a rural community, and we’ll get a huge response from the farmers,” he said. Indiana Department of Homeland Security spokesman Ian Connor said the state emergency operations center would help coordinate counties’ storm response, shifting police or firefighters to areas where they were most needed.

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TUESDAY’S GAMES BOSTON.....................................93 BROOKLYN...............................76 L.A. LAKERS..........................100 NEW YORK...............................94 MIAMI ........................................103 OKLAHOMA CITY ................97

Area Events • THURSDAY BOYS BASKETBALL East Noble at Central Noble, 7:3 0 p.m. Coldwater Tourney Fremont vs. Eaton Rapids, 3:15 p.m. Morenci vs. Coldwater, 6:45 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL Leo at Angola, 6 p.m. East Noble at Central Noble, 6 p.m. Coldwater Tourney Niles vs. Williamston, 1:30 p.m. Fremont vs. Coldwater, 5 p.m. WRESTLING Garrett, Prairie Heights, West Noble at Mishawaka Al Smith Invitational, 9 a.m. Angola at Huntington North Invitational, 8:30 a.m.

Briefly • Trine cager Spragg honored by MIAA ROYAL OAK, Mich. — Trine University senior forward Sydney Spragg was named one of the two Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association coPlayers of the Week in women’s basketball for last week’s efforts. Spragg shared the award with Hope senior forward Courtney Kust. Spragg averaged 14.5 points and 2.5 steals per game last week in leading the Thunder to two nonconference victories last week. The Reading, Mich., native shot 40 percent from the field (8-20) and made 71 percent of her free throws (12-17). She was named MIAA Player of the Week for the first time in her collegiate athletic career.

Cavs to be without Varejao tonight CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao will miss his fourth straight game because of a bruised right knee. The Cavs said Varejao won’t travel with them to Washington for tonight’s game against the Wizards. Varejao, who leads the NBA in rebounding, wasn’t with the Cavs on Saturday when they snapped a six-game losing streak with a win in Milwaukee. He stayed in Cleveland to receive additional treatment, and the Cavs had hoped the extra rest would help him return this week. Varejao injured his knee last week against Toronto. The 6-foot-11 Brazilian has been replaced in the starting lineup by rookie Tyler Zeller.

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Chris Bosh, center, during the first half of an NBA game on Tuesday in Miami.

fourth, an easy rally by the Thunder from an early double-digit deficit, and even a jawing match between Durant and James in the final minutes. Such was the intensity that James slumped over the scorer’s table with 1:08 left,

exhausted. Oh, and there was a wild finish, as well. Wade lost the ball on an ill-advised, behind-the-back dribble, and the turnover set up Durant for a two-handed dunk that got the Thunder within 96-95 with 44.1

seconds remaining. Needing a stop on the next trip, the Thunder forgot to play defense instead. Kendrick Perkins and Ibaka both were confused on the ensuing Miami possession, and Bosh was left alone to take a pass from James and throw down a dunk that restored Miami’s threepoint edge. Oklahoma City got within one when Durant made a jumper over James, but no closer. Ray Allen’s two free throws with 15.6 seconds left made it 100-97, and Miami’s last three points came from the line after a Thunder foul and Westbrook getting hit with a technical for punching a table after arguing that he was fouled on his 3-point try in the final moments. While the stars were stars, the Heat got help from one unexpected source. Chalmers was making everything, even unintended plays. Allen lost possession on what looked to be a pass to no one, but Chalmers picked up the bouncing ball on the right wing, whirled and made a 3-pointer — putting Miami up 86-79 with 8:14 left.

Lakers win 5th straight Rockets roll in Chicago LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pieces of the puzzle that have been the Lakers’ confounding season so far are starting to fall into place. Kobe Bryant engineered a second-half comeback, the defense stepped up, and Los Angeles beat the New York Knicks 100-94 on Tuesday, extending its winning streak to five games. “We’re .500,” a smiling Dwight Howard said. “We did it on Christmas, too. I knew this day would come.” Bryant scored 34 points in his NBA-record 15th Christmas Day game and Metta World Peace added 20 points and seven rebounds while defending Carmelo Anthony, whose 34 points led the Knicks. Anthony said he hyperextended his left knee, but expects to play on Wednesday in Phoenix. Bryant, the league’s leading scorer, has topped 30 or more points in nine straight games. “If you’re going to play on Christmas, it’s always better to win. Makes it all worthwhile,” said Bryant, who would soon hop a flight to Denver, getting there ahead of the

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Nuggets, who played the Clippers in the other half of the holiday doubleheader at Staples Center. The Lakers improved to 14-14 — 9-9 under new coach Mike D’Antoni — and upped their holiday record to 21-18, including 13-9 at home. They returned to .500 for the first time since they were 8-8 on Nov. 30. “It’s so early in the season to have turned a corner,” Bryant said. “We have everybody in the lineup and we’re starting to see how we want to play.” The Knicks controlled most of the game behind Anthony and J.R. Smith, who had 24 points. But they struggled offensively in the fourth, when Anthony was limited to seven points and Smith had five as the Lakers’ defense clamped down. World Peace fouled out with 1:58 to play and the Lakers ahead by four. World Peace credited his defense on Anthony to “old-school basketball.” “I’m back in shape and it’s a little tough to guard me,” he said. Steve Nash said: “This is what he’s been doing all year. He gets his hands on a lot of balls, pounds on the other team’s best guy.

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Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) shoots a reverse lay up between New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler, left, and forward Carmelo Anthony, right, during the first half of their N BA basketball game in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

You can’t win without that type of effort.” Smith’s 3-pointer pulled New York to 96-94. After Pau Gasol made one of two free throws, Smith missed another 3 that would have tied the game at 97 with 32 seconds left. Celtics 93, Nets 76 In Brooklyn, Boston’s Rajon Rondo scored 19 points in his first full game against the Nets this season, and it was another

game with some heated moments between the division rivals. Rondo, hurt in the first meeting and thrown out of the second after shoving Nets forward Kris Humphries into the courtside seats, outplayed counterpart Deron Williams and helped the Celtics take control early. Gerald Wallace and Brook Lopez each scored 15 for the Nets.

CHICAGO (AP) — James Harden scored 26 points and Jeremy Lin added 20 points and 11 assists to lead the Houston Rockets to a 120-97 win over the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night. Omer Asik returned to the United Center and had a doubledouble with 20 points and 18 rebounds in his first trip back to Chicago since signing with the Rockets in the offseason. The Rockets starters all scored in double figures. Chandler Parsons added 23 points. Houston has won six of seven. The Rockets had been just 3-7 on the road entering Tuesday, but a strong second quarter turned the holiday matchup into a blowout. The Rockets outscored the Bulls 31-19 in the period to break the game open. Lin capped a 14-2 run midway through the quarter with a drive and a layup to make it 55-34. He scored 12 in the second quarter and Harden had 13. Houston led 58-41 at halftime. Nate Robinson led the Bulls with 27 points. Houston entered the game tops in the league in scoring at 105.4 points per game.

Comeback stories fill NFL DENVER (AP) — From Peyton Manning overcoming four neck surgeries to Adrian Peterson’s rebound from a shredded knee to Chuck Pagano’s fight with leukemia, this has been the Year of the Comeback in the NFL. A season besmirched by tragedies, replacement officials and a bounty scandal also will go down as one in which some of the game’s greats not only regained their old form but somehow surpassed it. There are always feelgood stories about those who overcome long odds and broken bodies to regain at least a sliver of their past glory. This season provided an abundance of them. When the season started, who could have expected Manning to recapture his

MVP play so quickly with a new team? Or for Peterson to come back less than nine months after shredding his left knee. Or for Jamaal Charles to return better than ever after suffering a similar injury. Then there’s Pagano beating the biggest opponent of his life. A year ago, Manning was in the midst of four neck operations to fix a nerve injury that had caused his right arm to atrophy and had sidelined him for an entire season. Soon, he would say a tearful farewell to Indianapolis, a city he’d put back on the NFL map, and hook up with John Elway in Denver. Peterson’s left knee was still swollen after he’d shredded it on Christmas Eve, an injury similar to

the one Charles suffered earlier last season. Yet both would defy medicine and conventional wisdom alike to rebound as better runners than they were before getting hurt. Pagano’s fight started three months ago when it was disclosed he had cancer, forcing the firstyear Colts coach to take time off for chemotherapy treatments. He returned to work this week, taking the reins from assistant Bruce Arians, who guided the team to a surprising playoff berth in his absence. “When I asked for Bruce to take over, I asked for him to kick some you-knowwhat and to do great. Damn Bruce, you had to go and win nine games?” Pagano said. “Tough act to follow.”

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different things with the head coaches.â&#x20AC;? Guidry was appointed interim coach Dec. 8, a day after Willie Taggart left to coach South Florida. Two days later, Western Kentucky hired Petrino to be Taggartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s full-time replacement in a stunning move that didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem to shake up the players much because familiar faces were still around. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even though Coach Taggart is gone, the coaches are still here with us,â&#x20AC;? Western Kentucky junior running back Antonio Andrews said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been here since Day One.â&#x20AC;? Dan Enos has been leading the Chippewas since 2010. Enos was hired soon after Central Michigan played in and won its last postseason game, beating Troy in the GMAC Bowl with a team put together by former coach Butch Jones, who is now coaching at Tennessee. Central Michigan won its last three games this year to be eligible for a bowl.

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Sycamores rally past Miami HONOLULU (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jake Odum banked in a 15footer with eight-tenths of a second left in overtime to rally Indiana State to a 5755 win over Miami Tuesday in the third-place game of the Diamond Head Classic. Manny Arop and R.J. Mahurin scored 13 points apiece for the Sycamores (74), who trailed by as many as nine points and who shot just 27 percent from the field. Arop made two free throws to tie it at 55 with 1:03 left in overtime, and after Miamiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kenny Kadji missed a shot, Indiana State got the ball and called timeout with 29.3 seconds left. Odum received the ensuing inbounds pass and held the ball until 5 seconds remained. He started to his right, pump-faked near the free-throw line and hit what became the game-winning shot. Kadji led the Hurricanes (8-3) with 13 points.

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COMEBACK: Remarkable recovery made by former Colt Manning FROM PAGE B1

If all goes well at practice this week, Pagano will be on the sideline for the regularseason finale against Houston. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a final tuneup for the AFC wildcard playoffs that nobody saw coming for the Colts so soon after cutting ties with Manning, who switched teams, coaches, cities and colors and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss a beat in 2012. Despite a new supporting cast and a 36-year-old body he insists continues to confound him, the quintessential quarterback has had one of the best seasons in his storied career. Manning set franchise or NFL records just about every week while completing 68 percent of his passes for 4,355 yards with 34 TDs and just 11 interceptions.

And yet, he insists heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not anything close to what he used to be, that all he can do is maximize whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s left in a body thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been slowed by so many surgeonsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; scalpels, and trips around the sun. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe me when I say this; Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m still learning about myself physically and what I can do, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still the truth,â&#x20AC;? Manning said after guiding Denver to its 10th straight win. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I still have things that are harder than they used to be, so (thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) things I have to work on from a rehab standpoint and a strength standpoint. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just the way it is and maybe thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the way itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be from here on out, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know.â&#x20AC;? Maybe Manningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s being modest, maybe heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s suckering opponents into blitzing him more often so

he can burn them again. Either way, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a remarkable rebound for a man whose right arm was so weakened after one of his neck surgeries that he could hardly throw the football 15 yards. Long before Manning ever dreamed heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be wearing the orange-mane mustang on his helmet instead of the blue and white horseshoe, Manning met up with college buddy Todd Helton of the Colorado Rockies for a workout during last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s NFL lockout. They retreated to an indoor batting cage at Coors Field with a trainer in tow, and Manningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first pass nosedived so badly that Helton told him to quit goofing around. Manning wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t messing with him. He was dead serious. His arm was shot,

his future in football in doubt. A few days later, he underwent spinal fusion surgery and would miss the entire 2011 season. If doctors had told him that was it, Manning said he would have called it a career without regret. But they gave him a bit of hope and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all he needed to embark on his comeback in Colorado. Coach John Fox, never one to lobby for awards, suggested this week that Manning deserves a fifth MVP honor for the numbers heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s put up, the obstacles heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s overcome, the shift of culture heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s engineered. Manning isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t interested in talking about MVPs or comeback awards. He just wants enough wins to get a shot at hoisting another Lombardi Trophy in New Orleans in six weeks.

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2012

Indiana Boys Basketball Polls The Associated Press T op 10 Indiana high school boys basketball teams, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through games of December 23, rating points and previous rankings: Class 4A W-L Pts Prv 1. Indpls Pike (16) 8-0 320 1 2. Ev. Harrison 7-0 232 2 3. Indpls Ben Davis 6-1 199 7 4. Carmel 5-1 195 3 5. Indpls Tech 6-1 175 4 6. Hamilton S’eastern 8-1 155 5 7. Kokomo 9-0 138 8 8. Ft. Wayne Northrop 6-1 87 9 9. Warren Central 4-2 74 6 10. Indpls Cathedral 3-2 69 10 Others receiving votes: Jeffersonville 49. Munster 45. Castle 3 6. Columbus North 34. Jay Co. 3 4. S. Bend Adams 18. Lawrence North 1 7. Merrillville 16. Columbia City 8. Fishers 7. Anderson 6. New Haven 6. Class 3A W-L Pts Prv 1. Greensburg (9) 8-0 292 1 2. Andrean (3) 7-0 276 2 3. Mt. Vern., Hancock (3)6-0 259 3 4. Lebanon 6-0 202 5 5. Ev. Bosse 7-1 184 6 6. Brownstown 5-0 147 7 7. Guerin Catholic (1) 7-1 140 4 8. Ft. Wayne Concordia 7-0 118 9 9. Norwell 6-1 94 8 10. Mt. Vernon (Posey) 7-0 74 NR Others receiving votes: Plymouth 7 2. Vincennes 22. T ippecanoe Valley 16. NorthWood 12. Corydon 6. Danville 6. Class 2A W-L Pts Prv 1. Indpls Park Tudor (9) 5-1 288 1 2. Tipton (6) 6-0 277 2 3. Hammond Noll (1) 6-0 257 3 4. Providence 6-0 222 5 5. Speedway 7-0 190 7 6. Clarksville 5-1 148 4 7. Linton-Stockton 5-0 119 9 8. Eastern (Greene) 8-1 82 8 9. Wapahani 5-2 78 6 10. Bowman Academy 2-4 66 NR Others receiving votes: Ft. Wayne Luers 63. Crawford Co. 29. Indpls Scecina 21. Sullivan 16. Southridge 15. Indpls Marshall 9. Ev . Mater Dei 8. P erry Central 7. Westview 7. Adams Central 6. Fountain Central 6. Hagerstown 6. Class 1A W-L Pts Prv 1. Rockville (11) 7-0 295 2 2. Barr-Reeve (4) 7-0 286 3 3. Borden 7-0 222 4 4. Loogootee 7-1 208 1 5. MC Marquette (1) 5-1 159 8 6. Orleans 6-1 138 10 7. N. Daviess 6-1 101 5 8. Ft. Wayne Canterbury 6-2 98 7 (tie) Waldron 8-0 98 NR 10. Kouts 7-1 94 6 Others receiving votes: Lafayette Catholic 60. Pioneer 5 4. Ev. Day 4 6. Triton 40. Elkhart Christian 9. Lanesville 6. Washington Twp. 6.

Prep Wrestling IHSWCA State Team Duals Saturday at Westfield High School Class A Tournament Fourth-place dual Lewis Cass 55, Prairie Heights 21 (* — opening match) 106 — Layer (L C) pinned A. Steele, 1:17. 113 — Moc kensturm (PH) dec. Carden 9-3. 120 — N. Y oung (LC) dec. Hagewood 13-10. 126 — D. Levitz (PH) pinned Pace, :4 8. 132 — Minnic k (PH) pinned Shaffer, 3:41. 13 8 — Co x (LC) maj. dec. Waite 15-3. 145 — Welch (LC) pinned B. Johnson, 1:5 4. 152 — McGehee (LC) pinned Neeley , 1:11. 160 — B owling (LC) pinned P ollock, 2:53. 170 — Collins (L C) pinned A. Bentley, 2:46. 182 — Byers (LC) pinned Atkison, 1:20. 195 — Gaetz (P H) won by forfeit. 220 — Reish (L C) pinned Gerbers, 3:58. 285* — Z. Jones (L C) pinned D. Johnson, 4:33. Semifinal dual Adams Central 61, Prairie Heights 13 (* — opening match) 106* — A. Steele (PH) dec. E. Hill 16-9. 113 — Moc kensturm (PH) maj. dec. Oliver 16-2. 120 — A. Cook (AC) pinned Hagewood, :41. 126 — W alburn (AC) tech. fall D. Levitz 15-0. 132 — B ates (AC) tech. fall Minnic k 16-0. 13 8 — Ellinger (AC) dec. Waite 8-3. 145 — Z. Yoder (AC) pinned B. Johnson, 1:5 6. 152 — Liter (A C) pinned Neeley, 5:57. 160 — Luginbill (A C) pinned P ollock, :38. 170 — Call (AC) pinned A. Bentley, :53. 182 — Pfister (AC) pinned Atkison, 3:50. 195 — Gaetz (P H) won by forfeit. 220 — B ollenbacher (AC) pinned Gerbers, :55. 285 — B ahrke (AC) pinned D. Johnson, :26. First-round dual Prairie Heights 42, Milan 38 (* — opening match) 106 — A. Steele (P H) pinned Wilburn, 3:49. 113 — Mockensturm (PH) pinned Hand, 1:47. 120 — Lonneman (M) pinned Hagewood, :48. 126 — D. Levitz (PH) pinned Hawk, :41. 132 — Money (M) dec. Minnick 9-3. 138 — Waite (PH) pinned H. Craig, 2:21. 145 — Y atsko (M) pinned B. Johnson, :5 7. 152 — Neeley (PH) pinned Rogers, :53. 160 — Pollock (PH) pinned Walter, 1:40. 170 — Hoffrogge (M) pinned A. Bentley , 1:34. 182 — Cavins (M) maj. dec. Atkison 17-2. 195 — Gaetz (PH) pinned McFarland, :28. 220* — Hawkins (M) pinned Gerbers, :54. 285 — Lindemann (M) pinned D. Johnson, :41.

Men’s AP Basketball Poll The top 25 teams in T he Associated Press' college basketball poll, with firstplace votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 23, tot al points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking: Record Pts Prv 1. Duke (63) 11-0 1,623 1 2. Michigan (2) 12-0 1,551 2 3. Arizona 11-0 1,463 4 4. Louisville 11-1 1,422 5 5. Indiana 11-1 1,383 6 6. Kansas 10-1 1,309 9 7. Missouri 10-1 1,157 12 8. Cincinnati 12-0 1,144 11 9. Syracuse 10-1 1,140 3 10. Ohio St. 9-2 965 7 11. Minnesota 12-1 878 13 12. Illinois 12-1 875 10 13. Gonzaga 11-1 824 14 14. Florida 8-2 772 8 15. Georgetown 10-1 674 15 16. Creighton 11-1 589 17 17. San Diego St. 11-1 557 18 18. Butler 9-2 512 19 19. Michigan St. 11-2 416 20 20. UNLV 11-1 382 21 21. Notre Dame 12-1 337 22 22. Oklahoma St. 10-1 318 24 23. NC State 9-2 264 25 24. Pittsburgh 12-1 189 — 25. Kansas St. 9-2 152 — Others receiving votes: New Mexico 66, Kentucky 37, Temple 36, Wyoming 28, North Carolina 16, VCU 16, Wichita St. 11, Maryland 7, Oregon 6, UConn 6.

Men’s Basketball Summaries INDIANA ST. 57, MIAMI, FLA. 55, OT INDIANA ST. (7-4) Arop 4-16 3-3 13, Gant 1-6 0-0 2, Cummings 1-5 0-0 3, Odum 2-7 4-4 9, Mahurin 3-7 6-6 13, Kitc hell 1-2 0-0 2, Eitel 1-5 1-2 4, Brown 3-6 3-3 9, K. Smith 1-9 0-0 2. Totals 17-63 17-18 57. MIAMI (8-3) Larkin 2-13 0-0 4, Scott 4-13 4-5 12, McKinney Jones 2-6 2-2 6, Kadji 5-16 3-6 13, Gamble 5-9 1-5 11, Akpejiori 12 0-0 2, Brown 3-6 1-3 7, Jekiri 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-65 11-21 55. Halftime—Miami 23-21. End Of Regulation—Tied 49. 3-Point Goals—Indiana St. 6-25 (Arop 2-7, Odum 1-1, Mahurin 1-4, Cummings 1-4, Eitel 1-5, Brown 0-1, Gant 0-1, K. Smith 0-2), Miami 0-15 (Kadji 0-1, McKinney Jones 0-3, Scott 0-3, Brown 0-3, Larkin 0-5). F ouled Out—Gamble. Rebounds—Indiana St. 46 (K. Smith 11), Miami 4 7 (McKinney Jones 11). Assists—Indiana St. 8 (Odum 6), Miami 7 (Larkin 4). T otal Fouls— Indiana St. 15, Miami 16. SAN FRANCISCO 67, EAST TENNESSEE ST. 49 SAN FRANCISCO (6-6) Dickerson 8-16 2-3 19, X u 0-1 1-2 1, Parker 3-8 1-2 9, Derksen 4- 7 0-1 10, Doolin 4-11 5-5 15, Christiansen 2-3 22 6, Holmes 1-5 0-0 3, Tollefsen 2-3 00 4. Totals 24-54 11-15 67.

ETSU (2-10) Wilson 2-9 1-2 5, Harris 5-9 1- 7 11, Walton 0-0 0-0 0, Jones 7 -15 0-0 17, Rembert 3-7 0-0 7, Stramaglia 1-3 0-0 3, Halvorsen 0-0 0-0 0, Barrueta 0-1 22 2, Gadsden-Gilliard 2-3 0-1 4. T otals 20-47 4-12 49. Halftime—San Francisco 32-21. 3-Point Goals—San Francisco 8-19 (Derksen 23, Doolin 2-4, Parker 2-4, Dic kerson 13, Holmes 1-4, Tollefsen 0-1), ETSU 520 (Jones 3-6, Stramaglia 1-2, Rembert 1-5, Harris 0-1, W ilson 0-6). F ouled Out—None. Rebounds—San Francisco 38 (Dickerson 9), ETSU 21 (Harris 7). Assists—San Francisco 14 (Parker 6), ETSU 8 (Jones 4). T otal Fouls—San Francisco 14, ETSU 15. MISSISSIPPI 81, HAWAII 66 MISSISSIPPI (10-2) Newby 0-0 0-0 0, Millinghaus 1-4 2-2 5, White 1-4 3-3 5, P erez 0-1 0-0 0, Williams 5-17 5-5 16, Henderson 4-8 44 16, Buckner 2-2 0-0 4, Brutus 0-0 00 0, Holloway 8-13 2-7 18, Summers 28 2-2 7, Jones 4-4 2-2 10. Totals 27-61 20-25 81. HAWAII (6-5) Tavita 0-2 0-0 0, Jefferson 0-0 0-0 0, Jawato 1-5 0-0 2, Rozitis 0-0 0-0 0, Joaquim 11-21 7-9 29, Brereton 0-2 00 0, Spearman 3-8 2-2 8, Clair 2-8 0-0 6, Standhardinger 3-11 4-5 10, Fotu 44 3-4 11. Totals 24-61 16-20 66. Halftime—Hawaii 30-29. 3-Point Goals— Mississippi 7-20 (Henderson 4-6, Summers 1-2, Millinghaus 1-2, Williams 1-7, White 0-3), Hawaii 2-16 (Clair 2- 7, Standhardinger 0-1, Jawato 0-2, Spearman 0-2, Tavita 0-2, Brereton 02). Fouled Out—Buckner. Rebounds— Mississippi 32 (Holloway 9), Hawaii 41 (Joaquim 15). Assists—Mississippi 15 (Summers 6), Hawaii 13 (Tavita 8). Total Fouls—Mississippi 18, Hawaii 17.

Top 25 Men’s Hoops Slate Wednesday's Games No games scheduled Thursday's Game No. 8 Cincinnati vs. New Mexico, 9 p.m. Friday's Games No. 5 Indiana vs. Jacksonville, 8 p.m. No. 7 Missouri at UCLA, 10 p.m. No. 13 Gonzaga vs. Baylor, 8 p.m. Saturday's Games No. 1 Duke vs. Santa Clara, Noon No. 2 Michigan vs. Central Mic higan, 7 p.m. No. 4 Louisville vs. Kentucky, 4 p.m. No. 6 Kansas vs. American, 8 p.m. No. 9 Syracuse vs. Alcorn State, 7 p.m. No. 10 Ohio St ate vs. Chicago St ate, 4:30 p.m. No. 12 Illinois vs. Auburn at the United Center, 2:15 p.m. No. 14 Florida vs. Air Force at the BB&T Center, Sunrise, Fla., 4:30 p.m. No. 16 Creighton vs. Evansville, 8:05 p.m. No. 18 Butler at Vanderbilt, 8 p.m. No. 20 UNLV at North Carolina, 2 p.m. No. 23 N.C. St ate vs. W estern Michigan, Noon No. 25 Kansas State vs. UMKC, 7 p.m.

Women’s AP Basketball Poll The top 25 teams in the The Associated Press' women's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 23, tot al points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking: Record Pts Prv 1. Stanford (24) 11-0 982 1 2. UConn (14) 10-0 964 2 3. Baylor (2) 9-1 931 3 4. Duke 10-0 883 4 5. Notre Dame 9-1 824 5 6. Georgia 12-0 790 6 7. Kentucky 9-1 774 7 8. California 9-1 687 8 9. Maryland 8-2 671 9 10. Penn St. 10-2 621 11 11. Purdue 11-1 537 13 12. Louisville 11-2 522 14 13. Tennessee 7-3 517 10 14. Oklahoma St. 8-0 466 15 15. Dayton 12-0 454 16 16. North Carolina 11-1 349 17 17. UCLA 7-2 307 12 18. Oklahoma 9-2 286 18 19. South Carolina 11-1 254 21 20. Texas 8-2 195 20 21. Florida St. 10-1 183 23 22. Kansas 9-2 162 19 23. Colorado 10-0 156 25 24. Texas A&M 8-4 118 22 25. Arkansas 10-1 107 — Others receiving votes: Nebrask a 52, Iowa St. 3 9, Miami 32, Ohio St. 25, West Virginia 23, V anderbilt 20, Duquesne 19, Mic higan St. 14, Michigan 11, Syracuse 10, V illanova 6, Iowa 4, Toledo 2, UTEP 2, Utah 1.

Top 25 Women’s Hoops Slate Wednesday's Games No games scheduled Thursday's Games No games scheduled Friday's Games No. 6 Georgia at Illinois, 8 p.m. No. 7 Kentucky vs. Alcorn State, 7 p.m. No. 8 California vs. George Washington, 10 p.m. No. 9 Maryland vs. Brown, Noon No. 13 Tennessee vs. Davidson, 7 p.m. No. 14 Oklahoma St ate vs. Harvard at Viejas Arena, San Diego, 10 p.m. No. 16 North Carolina vs. East Tennessee State, 2 p.m. No. 17 UCLA at Pepperdine, 8 p.m. No. 20 Texas vs. Iowa at Jenny Craig Pavilion, San Diego, 11 p.m. No. 24 Texas A&M vs. Prairie V iew, 8 p.m. No. 25 Arkansas vs. Coppin St., 8 p.m. Saturday's Games No. 1 Stanford vs. No. 2 UConn, 4 p.m. No. 3 B aylor vs. Southeastern Louisiana, 8 p.m. No. 5 Notre Dame vs. No. 11 Purdue, 2 p.m. No. 18 Oklahoma vs. Cal St ate Northridge, 2 p.m. No. 19 South Carolina vs. W estern Carolina, 7 p.m. No. 20 Texas vs. S an Diego or Cent. Michigan at Jenny Craig Pavilion, S an Diego, 3 or 5 p.m. No. 23 Colorado vs. New Mexico, 4:3 0 p.m. Sunday's Games No. 4 Duke vs. Monmouth (N.J.), 2 p.m. No. 7 Kentucky vs. Marist, 1 p.m. No. 13 Tennessee vs. Rutgers, 1 p.m. No. 14 Oklahoma St ate vs. San Diego State or S MU at V iejas Arena, S an Diego, 3 or 5 p.m. No. 15 Dayton at Bowling Green, 1 p.m. No. 16 North Carolina at Clemson, 2 p.m. No. 21 Florida St ate vs. B oston College, 2 p.m.

NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB New York 20 8 .714 — Brooklyn 14 13 .519 5½ Boston 14 13 .519 5½ Philadelphia 13 15 .464 7 Toronto 9 19 .321 11 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 19 6 .760 — Atlanta 16 9 .640 3 Orlando 12 15 .444 8 Charlotte 7 20 .259 13 Washington 3 22 .120 16 Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 16 12 .571 — Chicago 15 12 .556 ½ Milwaukee 14 12 .538 1 Detroit 9 21 .300 8 Cleveland 6 23 .207 10½ WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 21 8 .724 — Memphis 18 7 .720 1 Houston 15 12 .556 5 Dallas 12 16 .429 8½ New Orleans 5 22 .185 15 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 21 6 .778 — Denver 15 13 .536 6½ Minnesota 13 12 .520 7 Utah 15 14 .517 7 Portland 13 13 .500 7½ Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 21 6 .778 — Golden State 18 10 .643 3½

L.A. Lakers 14 14 .500 7½ Phoenix 11 17 .393 10½ Sacramento 9 18 .333 12 Monday's Games No games scheduled Tuesday's Games Boston 93, Brooklyn 76 L.A. Lakers 100, New York 94 Miami 103, Oklahoma City 97 Houston 120, Chicago 97 Denver at L.A. Clippers, late Wednesday's Games Miami at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Chicago at Indiana, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Orlando, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Washington, 7 p.m. Detroit at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Houston at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Memphis, 8 p.m. Brooklyn at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Toronto at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Denver, 9 p.m. New York at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Golden State at Utah, 9 p.m. Sacramento at Portland, 10 p.m. Thursday's Games Dallas at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Boston at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.

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Carolina 17, Oakland 6 Miami 24, Buffalo 10 Cincinnati 13, Pittsburgh 10 New England 23, Jacksonville 16 Washington 27, Philadelphia 20 St. Louis 28, Tampa Bay 13 San Diego 27, N.Y. Jets 17 Denver 34, Cleveland 12 Chicago 28, Arizona 13 Baltimore 33, N.Y. Giants 14 Seattle 42, San Francisco 13 Sunday, Dec. 30 Jacksonville at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Carolina at New Orleans, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Houston at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Chicago at Detroit, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Oakland at San Diego, 4:25 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. St. Louis at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. Kansas City at Denver, 4:25 p.m. Green Bay at Minnesota, 4:25 p.m. Miami at New England, 4:25 p.m. Dallas at Washington, 8:20 p.m.

NBA Summaries

College Football Schedule

HOUSTON (120) Parsons 9-15 1-2 23, Morris 3-9 2-2 10, Asik 9-13 2-3 20, Lin 8-12 4-4 20, Harden 7-13 11-13 26, Smith 2-3 0-0 4, Douglas 3-7 0-0 6, Delfino 3-6 0-0 7, Cook 0-0 0-0 0, Motiejunas 1-1 0-0 2, Aldrich 1-1 0-0 2, Mac hado 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 46-82 20-24 120. CHICAGO (97) Deng 5-14 4-4 14, B oozer 3-11 0-0 6, Noah 3-3 2-2 8, Hinric h 2-8 0-0 4, Belinelli 5-10 3-3 15, Butler 3-5 0-0 6, Gibson 3-5 3-4 9, Robinson 9-16 5- 7 27, Teague 4-10 0-0 8, Radmanovic 0-1 0-0 0, Mohammed 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 3783 17-20 97. Houston 27 31 36 26—120 Chicago 22 19 27 29—97 3-Point Goals—Houston 8-20 (Parsons 4-5, Morris 2-7, Delfino 1-2, Harden 1-2, Lin 0-1, Mac hado 0-1, Douglas 0-2), Chicago 6-20 (Robinson 4-8, Belinelli 2-5, Radmanovic 0-1, Deng 0-2, Hinrich 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Houston 49 (Asik 18), Chicago 4 0 (Noah 9). Assists—Houston 25 (Lin 11), Chicago 22 (Hinric h, Noah 4). T otal Fouls—Houston 21, Chicago 19. A— 22,310 (20,917).

Saturday, Dec. 15 New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Arizona 49, Nevada 48 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl At Boise, Idaho Utah State 41, Toledo 15 Thursday, Dec. 20 Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego BYU 23, San Diego State 6 Friday, Dec. 21 Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl At St. Petersburg, Fla. UCF 38, Ball State 17 Saturday, Dec. 22 New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette 43, E. Carolina 34 MAACO Bowl, Las Vegas Boise State 28, Washington 26 Monday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl, At Honolulu SMU 43, Fresno State 10 Wednesday, Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Central Michigan (6-6) vs. W estern Kentucky (7-5), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Dec. 27 Military Bowl, At Washington Bowling Green (8-4) vs. San Jose State (10-2), 3 p.m. (ESPN) Belk Bowl, At Charlotte, N.C. Duke (6-6) vs. Cincinnati (9-3), 6:3 0 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl, At San Diego Baylor (7-5) vs. UCLA (9-4), 9:45 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Dec. 28 Independence Bowl At Shreveport, La. Louisiana-Monroe (8-4) vs. Ohio (8-4), 2 p.m. (ESPN) Russell Athletic Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Virginia Tech (6-6) vs. Rutgers (9-3), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN) Meineke Car Care Bowl At Houston Minnesota (6-6) vs. Texas Tech (7-5), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Dec. 29 Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, Texas Rice (6-6) vs. Air F orce (6-6), 11:45 a.m. (ESPN) Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco Arizona State (7-5) vs. Navy (8-4), 4 p.m. (ESPN2) Pinstripe Bowl, At New York Syracuse (7-5) vs. West Virginia (7-5), 3:15 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl, At San Antonio Texas (8-4) vs. Orgeon State (9-3), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Michigan State (6-6) vs. T CU (7-5), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 31 Music City Bowl, At Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt (8-4) vs. N.C. St ate (7-5), Noon (ESPN) Sun Bowl, At El Paso, Texas Georgia Tech (6-7) vs. Southern Cal (75), 2 p.m. (CBS) Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. Iowa State (6-6) vs. Tulsa (10-3), 3:3 0 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-fil-A Bowl, At Atlanta LSU (10-2) vs. Clemson (10-2), 7:3 0 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl, At Dallas Purdue (6-6) vs. Oklahoma St ate (7-5), Noon (ESPNU) Gator Bowl, At Jacksonville, Fla. Mississippi State (8-4) vs. Northwestern (9-3), Noon (ESPN2) Capital One Bowl, At Orlando, Fla. Georgia (11-2) vs. Nebrask a (10-3), 1 p.m. (ABC) Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. South Carolina (10-2) vs. Mic higan (84), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Rose Bowl, At Pasadena, Calif. Stanford (11-2) vs. W isconsin (8-5), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Orange Bowl, At Miami Northern Illinois (12-1) vs. Florida St ate (11-2), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl, At New Orleans Florida (11-1) vs. Louisville (10-2), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Jan. 3 Fiesta Bowl, At Glendale, Ariz. Kansas State (11-1) vs. Oregon (11-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Jan. 4 Cotton Bowl At Arlington, Texas Texas A&M (10-2) vs. Oklahoma (10-2), 8 p.m. (FOX) Saturday, Jan. 5 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Pittsburgh (6-6) vs. Mississippi (6-6), 1 p.m. (ESPN) FCS National Championship At FC Dallas Stadium Frisco, Texas North Dakota State (13-1) vs. S am Houston State (11-3), 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6 GoDaddy.com Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Kent State (11-2) vs. Arkansas State (93), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 7 BCS National Championship At Miami Notre Dame (12-0) vs. Alabama (12-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Jan. 19 RAYCOM College Football All-Star Classic At Montgomery, Ala. Stars vs. Stripes, 3 p.m. (C BSSN) East-West Shrine Classic At St. Petersburg, Fla. East vs. West, 4 p.m. (NFLN) Saturday, Jan. 26 Senior Bowl At Mobile, Ala. North vs. South, TBA (N FLN)

OKLAHOMA CITY (97) Durant 11-21 9-11 33, Ibak a 6-10 3-4 15, Perkins 1-5 2-2 4, Sefolosha 0-1 00 0, Westbrook 5-19 10-12 21, Martin 4-10 5-6 15, Collison 2-3 2-2 6, Jackson 1-2 1-1 3. Totals 30-71 32-38 97. MIAMI (103) James 12-20 5-5 29, Haslem 1-2 0-0 2, Bosh 6-11 4-4 16, Wade 8-17 4-4 21, Chalmers 8-14 0-0 20, B attier 0-5 0-0 0, Anthony 0-0 2-2 2, Allen 1-5 4-4 7 , Cole 0-2 0-0 0, Miller 2-4 0-0 6. T otals 38-80 19-19 103. Okla. City 24 24 24 25—97 Miam i 27 27 20 29—103 3-Point Goals—Oklahoma City 5-16 (Durant 2-4, Martin 2-5, Westbrook 1-4, Ibaka 0-1, Sefolosha 0-1, Jac kson 0-1), Miami 8-28 (Chalmers 4-8, Miller 2-3, Wade 1-3, Allen 1-5, B osh 0-2, James 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Oklahoma City 3 9 (Westbrook 11), Miami 34 (James 8). Assists—Okla. City 14 (Durant, W estbrook 3), Miami 20 (James 9). Total Fouls—Oklahoma City 25, Miami 26. Technicals—Durant, Ibaka, Westbrook, James, Wade. A—20,300. BOSTON (93) Pierce 3-10 2-2 8, Garnett 4-8 0-0 8, Collins 2-5 0-0 4, Rondo 8-16 1-1 19, Terry 4-7 0-0 11, B ass 4-11 0-0 8, Green 5-8 4-4 15, Sullinger 6-7 4-6 16, Lee 1-3 0-0 2, Joseph 1-2 0-0 2, Varnado 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 38-77 11-13 93. BROOKLYN (76) Bogans 1-1 0-0 3, W allace 4-7 7-11 15, Lopez 5-12 5-9 15, Williams 3-7 33 10, Johnson 4-14 1-3 12, Blatc he 39 0-0 6, Stackhouse 3-8 0-0 7, Watson 1-2 0-0 3, Evans 2-3 1-3 5, Shengelia 0-0 0-0 0, Brooks 0-1 0-0 0, T aylor 0-0 0-0 0, Teletovic 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-64 17-29 76. Boston 22 34 17 20—93 Brooklyn 24 18 16 18—76 3-Point Goals—Boston 6-10 (Terry 3-4, Rondo 2-2, Green 1-2, Lee 0-1, Pierce 0-1), Brooklyn 7 -20 (Johnson 3-8, Bogans 1-1, Watson 1-2, Williams 1-3, Stackhouse 1-4, W allace 0-1, Brooks 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Boston 47 (Garnett 10), Brooklyn 4 4 (Lopez 8). Assists—B oston 25 (Pierce 10), Brooklyn 14 (W illiams 6). T otal Fouls—Boston 25, Brooklyn 22. Technicals—Garnett, Lee, Blatc he, Wallace. Flagrant Fouls—Sullinger. A—17,732 (17,732). NEW YORK (94) Anthony 13-23 5-6 34, Thomas 3-3 0-0 6, Chandler 3-7 0-2 6, Kidd 2-5 0-0 6, Felton 5-19 0-0 10, Brewer 0-3 0-0 0, Smith 10-23 2-4 25, Novak 1-2 0-0 3, Camby 1-3 2-4 4, Prigioni 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 38-89 9-16 94. L.A. LAKERS (100) Bryant 14-24 5-7 34, Gasol 5-13 2-4 13, Howard 4-8 6-9 14, Nash 7-12 2-2 16, Morris 0-2 0-0 0, World Peace 6-11 5-7 20, Meeks 1-6 1-2 3, Hill 0-1 0-0 0, Duhon 0-0 0-0 0. T otals 37-77 21-31 100. New York 23 26 29 16—94 L.A. Lakers 25 26 26 23—100 3-Point Goals—New York 9-26 (Smith 38, Anthony 3-8, Kidd 2-4, Novak 1-2, Prigioni 0-1, F elton 0-1, Brewer 0-2), L.A. Lakers 5-21 (W orld Peace 3-6, Gasol 1-3, Bryant 1-5, Nash 0-1, Morris 0-2, Meeks 0-4). Fouled Out—Chandler, World Peace. Rebounds—New York 55 (Chandler 9), L.A. Lakers 53 (Howard 12). Assists—New York 20 (Kidd 7), L.A. Lakers 22 (Nash 11). T otal Fouls—New York 25, L.A. Lakers 1 7. Technicals— Chandler, L.A. Lakers Coac h D'Antoni. A—18,997 (18,997).

NFL Standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF y-New Eng. 11 4 0 .733 529 Miami 7 8 0 .467 288 N.Y. Jets 6 9 0 .400 272 Buffalo 5 10 0 .333 316 South W L T Pct PF y-Houston 12 3 0 .800 400 x-Indianapolis 10 5 0 .667 329 Tennessee 5 10 0 .333 292 Jacksonville 2 13 0 .133 235 North W L T Pct PF y-Baltimore 10 5 0 .667 381 x-Cincinnati 9 6 0 .600 368 Pittsburgh 7 8 0 .467 312 Cleveland 5 10 0 .333 292 West W L T Pct PF y-Denver 12 3 0 .800 443 San Diego 6 9 0 .400 326 Oakland 4 11 0 .267 269 Kansas City 2 13 0 .133 208 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF Washington 9 6 0 .600 408 Dallas 8 7 0 .533 358 N.Y. Giants 8 7 0 .533 387 Philadelphia 4 11 0 .267 273 South W L T Pct PF y-Atlanta 13 2 0 .867 402 New Orleans 7 8 0 .467 423 Tampa Bay 6 9 0 .400 367 Carolina 6 9 0 .400 313 North W L T Pct PF y-Green Bay 11 4 0 .733 399 Minnesota 9 6 0 .600 342 Chicago 9 6 0 .600 349 Detroit 4 11 0 .267 348 West W L T Pct PF x-San Fran. 10 4 1 .700 370 x-Seattle 10 5 0 .667 392 St. Louis 7 7 1 .500 286 Arizona 5 10 0 .333 237 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Saturday's Game Atlanta 31, Detroit 18 Sunday's Games Green Bay 55, Tennessee 7 Indianapolis 20, Kansas City 13 New Orleans 34, Dallas 31, OT Minnesota 23, Houston 6

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College Bowl Summary Hawaii Bowl (at Honolulu) Monday SMU 43, FRESNO ST. 10 Fresno St. 0 0 7 3—10 SMU 0 22 7 14—43 Second Quarter SMU—Gilbert 17 run (Hover kic k), 14:07. SMU—FG Hover 30, 12:16. SMU—Hunt Safety, 10:50. SMU—Z.Line 8 run (Hover kick), 5:24. SMU—FG Hover 48, 1:37. Third Quarter Fre—Adams 6 pass from D.Carr (Breshears kick), 10:21. SMU—D.Johnson 21 pass from Gilbert (Hover kick), 7:01. Fourth Quarter Fre—FG Breshears 32, 13:21. SMU—T.Reed 69 interception return (Hover kick), 9:05. SMU—Greenbauer 83 interception return (Hover kick), 1:14. A—30,024. Team Statistics FreSt SMU First downs 21 15 Rushes-yards 22-(-16) 37-169 Passing 362 212 Comp-Att-Int 33-55-2 14-28-2 Return Yards 50 187 Punts-Avg. 6-38.0 5-35.8

Fumbles-Lost 2-2 1-0 Penalties-Yards 3-15 3-15 Time of Possession 26:41 33:19 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Fresno St., Rouse 13-22, Burse 1-3, D.Carr 8-(minus 41). S MU, Gilbert 18-98, Z.Line 19-71. PASSING—Fresno St., D.Carr 33-54-2362, Watson 0-1-0-0. SMU, Gilbert 1428-2-212. RECEIVING—Fresno St., Adams 13144, Watson 5-48, Rouse 5-29, Burse 4-89, Evans 3-20, Harris 2-3, Jensen 129. SMU, Thompson 5-82, Fuller 4-8 4, D.Johnson 3-40, Joseph 1-8, Z.Line 1(minus 2).

ECHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W LOLSLPts GF GA Reading 29 21 7 0 1 43106 79 Trenton 28 13 11 2 2 30 88 91 Wheeling 27 12 10 2 3 29 78 84 Elmira 28 12 13 1 2 27 86 87 North Division GP W LOLSLPts GF GA Cincinnati 27 17 8 2 0 36 84 71 Toledo 29 16 12 0 1 33 94 81 Fort Wayne 28 14 12 1 1 30 82 92 Kalamazoo 28 11 14 2 1 25 82 87 Evansville 31 11 17 0 3 25 83113 South Division GP W LOLSLPts GF GA Greenville 33 19 12 1 1 40 107100 Gwinnett 30 19 10 1 0 39 83 70 Florida 30 14 10 2 4 34108112 SCarolina 32 13 15 1 3 30 87 97 Orlando 31 12 15 2 2 28 82 97 WESTERN CONFERENCE Mountain Division GP W LOLSLPts GF GA Alaska 31 23 8 0 0 46106 82 Idaho 29 18 7 1 3 40114 84 Colorado 30 16 11 1 2 35115 98 Utah 26 11 11 1 3 26 84104 Pacific Division GP W LOLSLPts GF GA Ontario 28 20 7 1 0 41113 78 Stockton 30 15 9 3 3 36105 97 Las Vegas 27 12 11 1 3 28 76 80 San Fran. 32 11 17 1 3 26 92128 Bakersfield 30 7 20 1 2 17 73116 NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Monday's Games No games scheduled Tuesday's Games No games scheduled Wednesday's Games No games scheduled Thursday's Games Florida at Orlando, 7 p.m. Wheeling at Greenville, 7 p.m. South Carolina at Gwinnett, 7:05 p.m. Reading at Trenton, 7:05 p.m. Toledo at Fort Wayne, 7:30 p.m. Elmira at Cincinnati, 7:35 p.m. Stockton at Bakersfield, 10 p.m.

Remaining MLB Free Agents AMERICAN LEAGUE BALTIMORE (6) — Endy Chavez, of; Bill Hall, of; Nic k Johnson, dh; Joe Saunders, lhp; Jim T home, dh; Randy Wolf, lhp. BOSTON (4) — Aaron Cook, rhp; Daisuke Matsuzaka, rhp; V icente Padilla, rhp; Scott Podsednik, of. CHICAGO (7) — Brian Bruney , rhp; Orlando Hudson, 2b; Francisco Liriano, lhp; Jose Lopez, c; Brett Myers, rhp; A.J. Pierzynski, c; Dewayne Wise, of. CLEVELAND (3) — T ravis Hafner, dh; Casey Kotchman, 1b; Grady Sizemore, of. DETROIT (2) — Jose V alverde, rhp; Delmon Young, of-dh. HOUSTON (1) — Chris Snyder, c. LOS ANGELES (2) — LaTroy Hawkins, rhp; Jason Isringhausen, rhp. MINNESOTA (2) — Matt Capps, rhp; Carl Pavano, rhp. NEW YORK (6) — Pedro Feliciano, lhp; Freddy Garcia, rhp; Raul Ibanez, of; Derek Lowe, rhp; x-Rafael Soriano, rhp; x-Nick Swisher, of. OAKLAND (2) — Stephen Drew , ss; Brandon Inge, 3b. SEATTLE (2) — K evin Millwood, rhp; Miguel Olivo, c. TAMPA BAY (3) — Kyle Farnsworth, rhp; J.P. Howell, lhp; Luke Scott, dh. TEXAS (4) — x-Mark Lowe, rhp; Mike Napoli, c; Roy Oswalt, rhp; Y oshinori Tateyama, rhp. TORONTO (5) — Jason Frasor , rhp; Kelly Johnson, 2b; Brandon L yon, rhp; Carlos Villanueva, rhp; Omar V izquel, 2b. NATIONAL LEAGUE ARIZONA (3) — Henry Blanco, c; Matt Lindstrom, rhp; Takashi Saito, rhp. ATLANTA (8) — Jeff B aker, of; Miguel Batista, rhp; x-Mic hael Bourn, of; Matt Diaz, of; Chad Durbin, rhp; Chipper Jones, 3b; L yle Overbay, 1b; Ben Sheets, rhp. CINCINNATI (2) — Miguel Cairo, 1b; Scott Rolen, 3b. COLORADO (2) — Jason Giambi, 1b; Jonathan Sanchez, lhp. LOS ANGELES (6) — Bobby Abreu, of; Todd Coffey, rhp; Adam K ennedy, inf; Juan Rivera, of-1b; Matt T reanor, c; Jamey Wright, rhp. MIAMI (5) — Chad Gaudin, rhp; Austin Kearns, of; Carlos Lee, 1b; Juan Oviedo, rhp; Carlos Zambrano, rhp. MILWAUKEE (3) — Alex Gonzalez, ss; Shaun Marcum, rhp; Francisco Rodriguez, rhp. NEW YORK (6) — Ronny Cedeno, inf; Scott Hairston, of; Ramon Ramirez, rhp; Jon Rauch, rhp; K elly Shoppach, c; Chris Young, rhp. PHILADELPHIA (2) — Jose Contreras, rhp; Brian Schneider, c. PITTSBURGH (2) — Rod B arajas, c; Chad Qualls, rhp. ST. LOUIS (3) — Lance Berkman, 1b; Brian Fuentes, lhp; x-Kyle Lohse, rhp. SAN FRANCISCO (5) — Aubrey Huff, 1b; Guillermo Mot a, rhp; Brad P enny, rhp; Freddy Sanchez, 2b; Ryan Theriot, 2b. WASHINGTON (5) — Mark DeRosa, of; Mike Gonzalez, lhp; Edwin Jackson, rhp; x-Adam LaRoche, 1b; Chien-Ming Wang, rhp.

2013 Baseball Calendar Jan. 9 — Hall of Fame voting announced. Jan. 9-10 — Owners meeting, Paradise Valley, Ariz. Jan. 15 — Salary arbitration filing. Jan. 18 — S alary arbitration figures exchanged. Feb. 1-21 — S alary arbitration hearings, Phoenix. Feb. 12 — Mandatory reporting date for players participating in the W orld Baseball Classic in Asia. Mandatory reporting date for all other pitc hers and catchers participating in the WB C. Voluntary reporting date for pitchers and catchers not participating in the WB C. Feb. 15 — Mandatory reporting date for WBC players not participating in Asia. Voluntary reporting date for position players not participating in the WB C. Feb. 20 — Mandatory reporting date for players not participating in the WB C. March 2-11 — T eams may renew contracts of unsigned players. March 2-19 — World Baseball Classic. March 13 — Last day to place a player on unconditional release waivers and pay 30 days termination pay instead of 45 days. March 27 — Last day to request unconditional release waivers on a player without having to pay his full 2013 salary. March 31 — Opening day. Active rosters reduced to 25 players.

Transactions FOOTBALL National Football League ATLANTA FALCONS — Placed WR Kevin Cone on injured reserve. BALTIMORE RAVENS — Signed LB D.J. Bryant to the practice squad. CINCINNATI BENGALS — Placed C B Dre Kirkpatrick on injured reserve. Claimed WR Dane S anzenbacher off waivers from Chicago. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Placed RB Rashad Jennings, LB Greg K. Jones, G Mark Asper and WR Cecil Shorts on injured reserve. Claimed G Mark Asper and TE Allen Reisner off waivers from Minnesot a. Signed WR Jerrrell Jackson from the practice squad. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — Signed LB Marcus Dowtin to the practice squad. COLLEGE AUBURN — Melvin Smith cornerbacks coach.

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SPORTS BRIEFS • Virus delays Nadal’s return MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal’s return to competition has been delayed by a stomach virus. The Spaniard was scheduled to play in an exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi on Thursday after missing seven months because of tendinitis in his left knee. But he said on his Facebook page Tuesday that his doctors ordered him to pull out when he was running a fever, telling him his body needed rest. Nadal “My rehab has gone well, my knee feels good and I was looking forward to competing,” he said. The 11-time Grand Slam champion hasn’t played since June, when he lost to 100th-ranked Lukas Rosol in the second round at Wimbledon. The injury prevented Nadal from defending his Olympic singles gold at the Olympics in London, where he was supposed to be Spain’s flag bearer at the opening ceremony. He also had to pull out of the U.S. Open and Spain’s Davis Cup final against the Czech Republic, which his teammates lost without him. Top-ranked Novak Djokovic and No. 3 Andy Murray were also scheduled to play at Abu Dhabi.

Pro grid career for Michigan’s Denard Robinson unclear ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Denard Robinson’s position is a secret for the f inal game of his college career. It perhaps provides a preview of his unclear future in football. The three-year starting quarterback might not throw for No. 19 Michigan against No. 11 South Carolina on Ne w Year’s Day at the Outback Bowl. He probably will catch some passes, lining up as a running back or receiver. Robinson hopes showing that he can make plays without taking snaps will help NFL teams see what he can do. “If you’re making plays on the field, you can’t hide that,” Robinson said earlier this month before the Wolverines traveled to Florida. “You can’t hide a playmaker.” Some project Robinson as a receiver in the pros. NFL draft consultant and former Dallas Cowboys general manager Gil Brandt has another idea. “I’d draft him to be a cornerback,” Brandt said. “A quarterback never wants to be told he’s going to have to play another position, but I don’t think he can play quarterback in the NFL. I do kno w teams are always looking for cornerbacks, and I think Robinson could do it because of his quickness and speed. “But he’d have to want to do it to make it work.” Robinson has declined to say much about what position he wants to attempt to play at the next level, saying he just wants to enjoy his senior season. Nerve damage in his right elbow knocked him off the field Oct. 27 at Nebraska, keeping him out for the next two games and limiting his ability to throw in the final two games of the regular season. Michigan moved him to running back and also had him take snaps without throwing a pass against Iowa and Ohio State, games in which he had 23 carries for 220 yards and a score and tw o receptions for 24 yards. The Gamecocks are preparing for Robinson to play up to his spectacular potential. “He’s the best athlete that we’ll play at quarterback,” said South Carolina defensive line coach Brad Lawing, a former Michigan State assistant. “He’s a tremendous athlete and he can throw the ball. And if he’s healthy throwing the ball, he can cause us some problems, and we know that.”

Cincy picks up former Buckeye CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals have acquired wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher on waivers from the Chicago Bears and placed first-round draft pick Dre Kirkpatrick on injured reserve. Sanzenbacher was released this week by the Bears and was picked up Tuesday by the Bengals. He played in f ive games with one catch for 7 yards this season. Kirkpatrick, the 17th overall selection in the 2012 draft, has been sidelined with a knee injury. He played in five games this season, with two tackles on defense and two on special teams.

Andruw Jones arrested DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — Former Atlanta Braves star center fielder Andruw Jones was free on bond after being arrested in suburban Atlanta early Tuesday on a battery charge, according to jail records. Around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, police responded to a call for a domestic dispute between Jones and his wife in Duluth. Gwinnett County Detention Center records say Jones was booked into the jail around 3:45 a.m. and had been released on $2,400 bond by 11 a.m. Once one of the premier players in the big leagues, Jones broke into the majors with the Atlanta Braves in 1996 and won 10 consecutive Gold Gloves from 1998-07 as their center fielder. He has 434 career home runs over the span of 17 seasons in the majors. Jones earlier this month signed a $3.5 million, one-year contract with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan’s Pacific League.


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believe the firefighters were hit with shots from the rifle given the distance but the investigation was incomplete. Pickering declined to divulge the full content of the two- to three-page note left by Spengler or say where it was found, but read one line from it: “I still have to get ready to see how much of the neighborhood I can burn down, and do what I like doing best, killing people.” The human remains were found in the charred house that Spengler shared with his 67-year-old sister, Cheryl. A medical examiner will need to determine the identity and cause of death because the body is badly burned. Spengler killed himself as seven houses burned around him Monday on a narrow spit of land along Lake Ontario in this suburb of Rochester. A friend said Spengler hated his sister but the chief said the note left by him did not give a motive. No other bodies were found, and police late Tuesday said the on-scene investigation had been completed. Two firefighters were shot dead in the ambush and two others are hospitalized in stable condition. Spengler fired at the four firefighters when they arrived shortly after 5:30

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see the muzzle flash coming at me” as Spengler carried out his ambush. The audio posted on the website RadioReference.com has someone reporting “firefighters are down” and saying “got to be rifle or shotgun - high powered … semi or fully auto.” Two of the firefighters arrived on a fire engine and two in their own vehicles, Pickering said. After Spengler fired, one of the wounded men fled, but the other three couldn’t because of flying gunfire. The police officer who exchanged gunfire with Spengler “in all likelihood saved many lives,” Pickering said. The dead men were identified as police Lt. Michael Chiapperini, 43, the Webster Police Department’s public information officer; and 19-year-old Tomasz Kaczowka, also a 911 dispatcher.

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