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Weather Mostly cloudy, chance of rain, high in the mid-50s. Tonight’s low 42. Cooler Saturday. Page A8

GOOD MORNING No October jinx for stock market NEW YORK (AP) — October often makes investors nervous, since that’s when some of the biggest crashes in stock market history happened. But this October, the market seemed unstoppable. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed at a record high seven times and ended the month up 4.5 percent. The market climbed even after October began with the 16-day government shutdown and the threat of a potentially calamitous U.S. default. “The market didn’t waver in the face of the shutdown,” said Anton Bayer, CEO of Up Capital Management, an investment adviser. “That was huge.” After being rattled by a series of down-to-thewire budget battles in recent years, investors have become inured to the ways of Washington lawmakers. Instead of selling stocks, they kept their focus on what they say really matters: the Federal Reserve. The central bank is buying $85 billion of bonds every month and keeping its benchmark short-term interest rate near zero to promote economic growth.

Man cleared of killings posts letter NEW ALBANY (AP) — A southern Indiana man acquitted of killing his wife and two children after spending 13 years in prison has written a letter to his supporters saying he feels blessed by God and is moving forward in his life. David Camm says in the emotional letter posted on Facebook late Wednesday that he doesn’t “want to be consumed by the past” and that “They, the State, are not going to take more from me than they … already have gotten.” A jury found the 49-yearold Floyd County man not guilty last week in his third murder trial in connection with the 2000 shooting deaths of his wife Kim and their children, 7-year-old Brad and 5-year-old Jill.

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Two-state summit plans meth war BY MATT GETTS

KENDALLVILLE — It’s not just Indiana’s problem. Methamphetamine is a scourge in neighboring states as well. Earlier this year, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller met with his counterpart from Illinois to hash out possible enforcement strategies with officials from that state. Thursday at Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville, Zoeller joined with state Sen. Sue Glick,

R-LaGrange, and Noble County Prosecuting Attorney Steve Clouse in hosting a similar summit with officials from Ohio. Following a short news conference, representatives from LaGrange, DeKalb, Steuben and Noble counties and the Indiana State Police joined officials from Ohio for a closed-door meeting at the hospital. Health care professionals were invited. That meeting was not open to the media or general public.

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2011 12 17 37 15

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In 2012, Noble and Kosciusko counties each had 47 clandestine meth labs recovered by police, the highest counts in northeastern Indiana. Noble County’s number

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of labs increased from 37 in 2011, according to statistics provided by the state Attorney General’s Office. DeKalb County jumped from 12 labs recovered in 2011 to 24 labs in 2012. LaGrange County increased from 17 to 24. Steuben County had 29 labs recovered a year ago, compared to 15 the prior year. “These are problems we need to address collaboratively,” SEE METH, PAGE A8

Israel strikes in Syria Attacks shipment of Russian missiles


The DeKalb Baron Brigade performs at a semi-state contest Oct. 26 at Pike High School in Indianapolis. Jordan McDaniel, lower right, and Mallory McCoy are drum majors for the band.

The band competes Saturday in the Indiana State School Music association marching band Finals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Band fine-tunes ultimate show BY OCTAVIA LEHMAN

AUBURN — To prepare for Saturday’s state marching band finals, the DeKalb Baron Brigade is using a technique the members call “code red.” Band assistants watch from high in the football stadium press box and blow a whistle for any mistake. As soon as the whistle blows, the band restarts that movement. “If there’s any mistake, we start over,” director Terry Fisher said. “The desire is to be more consistent.” The marching band qualified for Saturday’s state marching band finals in Class B by placing in the top 10 at Pike High School in Indianapolis last Saturday. The Baron Brigade will perform its show for the

community tonight at 5:30 p.m. on the DeKalb High School football field. The group heads out early Saturday at 2:50 a.m. to make the trek to Indianapolis, where they will perform at 10:26 a.m. in the Class B finals at Lucas Oil Stadium. DeKalb will be the third band to perform. Tickets for the show will be available at the stadium. Admission costs $20 for adults and $18 for students and pre-schoolers. Children under 2 years of age will be admitted free. Gates will open at 9 a.m. In preparation for Saturday, the band continued with regularly scheduled rehearsals this week. One added bonus is the assistance of the drill writer, who choreographed all of the band’s movements

Saturday’s performance will mark DeKalb’s return to the state finals after a one-year absence. Senior drum major Jordan McDaniel has been a member of the band for the last four years. “I’ve seen so much progress, and it feels great to be a part of it,” McDaniel said. Looking to Saturday, McDaniel said the band is focusing on how to eliminate minor mistakes. “We want to make sure that everything is perfect for our final performance,” he said. Missing the cut for last year’s state finals was a disappointment, McDaniel said. The students looked at last year and realized what they did wrong, he added. “We were overconfident,” McDaniel said. The band now is paying attention to small things

BEIRUT (AP) — Israeli warplanes attacked a shipment of Russian missiles inside a Syrian government stronghold, officials said Thursday, a development that threatened to add another volatile layer to regional tensions from the Syrian civil war. The revelation came as the government of President Bashar Assad met a key deadline in an ambitious plan to eliminate Syria’s entire chemical weapons stockpile by mid-2014 and avoid international military action. The announcement by a global chemical weapons watchdog that the country has completed the destruction of equipment used to produce the deadly agents highlights Assad’s willingness to cooperate, and puts more pressure on the divided and outgunned rebels to attend a planned peace conference. An Obama administration official confirmed the Israeli airstrike overnight, but provided no details. Another security official said the attack occurred late Wednesday in the Syrian port city of Latakia and that the target was Russian-made SA-125 missiles. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the attack. There was no immediate confirmation from Syria.



Pantries bracing for food stamp cutback BY JENNIFER DECKER

Local food pantries are bracing for a possible influx starting today. That’s when some 48 million people across the nation — including 21 million children — will experience major federal cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program’s food stamps. The SNAP benefits will drop by 7 percent — or $10 per person monthly — as a result of the 2009 stimulus ending. In fiscal 2012, the average benefit per person was about $133 monthly, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Under the cuts, that will mean a family of three will lose about $29 monthly in benefits. That is equal to buying 16 meals at “thrifty rates,” at $1.81 per meal. Dot Mazier, director of West Noble Food/Clothes Pantry in

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Ligonier, said she is trying to get ready. “We are always bracing,” she said. “Our numbers have increased. There’s never enough, and there will always be hunger.” Those numbers have increased at West Noble to 35-50 families served per month. Mazier said those in need simply do not receive enough food to last through the month. Wednesday, Mazier said she had just returned from picking up food from Community Harvest, Fort Wayne. She never knows what she will bring back to Ligonier. “We take a truck. Some items, I pay 19 cents per pound. Today


Downtown Halloween scene Soggy skies did not dampen the spirits of trick-or-treaters who flocked to downtown Auburn Thursday afternoon for the annual Halloween festivities sponsored by the Downtown Auburn Business Association. Businesses handed out candy and other treats, and some invited youngsters inside to enjoy Halloween displays. Cale Edwards, 2, of Avilla, checks out the treats in the bucket of his sister, Courtney Edwards, 4.



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Museum event allows visitors to touch autos AUBURN — The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum invites the public to attend its first “Night of the White Gloves” on Friday, Nov. 8, from 5- 7 p.m. Guests will be able to wear white gloves, provided by the museum, and touch selected automobiles in the museum’s original, art-deco showroom. “Being able to feel the smooth, graceful lines of these beautiful works of art is a unique opportunity for many of our visitors,” said Lindsay Wharton, registrar and volunteer manager. “Gloves will be provided


Waterloo Treats Before Dark Brothers Myles Everingham, dressed as Mario, and Davis Everingham, as Batman, wait for their turn to play ghost bowling Thursday at Waterloo Treats Before Dark in

Francis Thompson Memorial Park. The pavilion provided relief from the rain as the inaugural event welcomed a large crowd of visitors for Halloween festivities.

Fall property taxes are due Nov. 12 AUBURN — DeKalb County fall property taxes are due Tuesday, Nov. 12, DeKalb County Treasurer Holly Albright said. The courthouse will be closed Monday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day, she added. Taxpayers will not receive separate bills for the fall installments. Both the spring and fall installments were mailed in April. Anyone who has billing questions may contact the treasurer’s office at 925-2712 or visit its website at to view property tax information online. Albright said paying taxes recently became easier. People now may pay taxes online directly from a checking

or savings account. Albright said the county is pleased to present a new, online tax payment system that is quick, easy and free of charge. “We have tried to make tax payment as convenient as possible and offer a variety of payment options in one stop,” she said. To pay online, visit Tax payments may be made in person at the treasurer’s office on the second floor of the courthouse in downtown Auburn. Business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Payments also may be mailed to the DeKalb County Treasurer, 100 S. Main St., Auburn, IN 46706.

Payment is considered on time when postmarked by the U.S. post office on or before the installment due date of Nov. 12. A taxpayer may enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope for a receipt. Otherwise, a cancelled check will serve as a receipt. Penalties are assessed for paying after the due date of Nov. 12. The penalty will be 5 percent of the unpaid tax if the installment is completely paid on or before 30 days after the due date and the taxpayer is not liable for delinquent property taxes first due and payable in a previous installment for the same parcel. Otherwise, the penalty will be 10 percent of the unpaid tax.

Township trustee admits huge theft MARTINSVILLE (AP) — A central Indiana township trustee has been removed from office after pleading guilty to charges

that she misspent about $270,000 in taxpayer money. Sandra Norman pleaded guilty Wednesday to

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felony charges of theft and official misconduct during a Morgan County court hearing. The judge ordered her removal from office as the Ashland Township trustee and scheduled her sentencing hearing for Nov. 25. Norman was charged with stealing the money by

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writing checks to herself, friends and her boyfriend since she became trustee in early 2011. The Republican became trustee after her mother resigned from the position heading up the rural township in the western edge of the county. Norman has pledged to repay the money, although Morgan County Prosecutor Steve Sonnega told WRTV he didn’t know that she currently had a job. “I’m glad we were able to get her out of office and they can replace her, that is a major accomplishment just to get her out of office,” Sonnega said. “Hopefully the new person will get engaged in training and do it right and is responsible.” The Associated Press left a message seeking comment at a home telephone number listed in Norman’s name. A replacement for Norman will be picked by a caucus of Republican Party precinct committee members.

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Judge sentences four for offenses AUBURN — Judge Kevin Wallace sentenced four people for criminal offenses during hearings Wednesday and Thursday in DeKalb Superior Court I. • Amy C. Brown of the 200 block of East Greet Street, Butler, was fined $75 and must pay court costs for criminal recklessness using a vehicle, a Class A misdemeanor. • Robert Weber of the 200 block of North Bridge Street, Garrett, was sentenced to 90 days in jail and fined $75 for driving while suspended, a Class A misdemeanor. He must pay

TERRE HAUTE (AP) — A body found with a man’s remains in rural western Indiana has been identified as that of a 58-year-old missing Terre Haute woman. Indiana State Police say they and the Vigo County coroner have positively identified the woman, Cynthia Davis, through DNA testing at the Indiana State Police Laboratory. Coroner Susan Amos previously had listed Davis’ cause of death as


strangulation. Her family reported her missing on Oct. 16, three days before her body and that of 76-year-old Nevelland Thompson Jr. of Terre Haute were found under a small bridge on a driveway leading to an abandoned home in northwestern Vigo County. Thompson had last been seen on Oct. 10. His cause of death is pending. Police say they believe Thompson and Davis were in a relationship.


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court costs, and his driving license was suspended for 180 days. • Jesse Schewe of the 800 block of South Cowen Street, Garrett, received a one-year suspended sentence and one year of probation for theft, a Class A misdemeanor. He was fined $1 and must pay court costs. • Douglas R. Painter of the 200 block of White Bridge Court, Bluffton, was sentenced to two years in jail for theft, a Class D felony. He was fined $500, which will be suspended if he pays $139 restitution. He must pay court costs.

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Ghost bowling in Waterloo park Kevin Kimpel of Nucor Building Systems, left, hands pumpkins to Kaleigh Rathburn, 4, and Ashlynn Rathburn, 2, for a game of ghost bowling Thursday at Francis Thompson Memorial Park in Waterloo. The girls’ father, Michael Rathburn of Waterloo, waits holding buckets for

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Dollar General store plan revealed BY SUE CARPENTER

GARRETT — The Garrett Plan Commission has moved forward on development plans for a proposed Dollar General store on Garrett’s south side. Andrew Rossell, P.E. of Seven Generations Architecture & Engineering of Benton Harbor, Mich., presented information for a proposed 9,100-square-foot retail store to be constructed on 2.16 acres in the 1300 block of South Randolph Street, just north of its current rented location in Garrett Plaza. Rossell said the project will include a typical sideways prototype, split-face block front with steel parapet and steel sides and rear, 30 parking spaces, drive aisles and heavy-duty pavement for semi-truck access. Plans have been submitted to the Indiana Department of Transportation for access from Randolph Street, which is S.R. 327, to extend the exit for a right-turn lane, Rossell said. The project will use city water, sewer and electricity. City planner Milton

Otero presented recommendations from the DeKalb County Drainage Board for the development that borders a wetland area, stipulating as much water from the site as possible be directed to a detention pond, and that the discharge from the pond be limited to the two-year, pre-developed runoff of the entire site directed to the pond. The drainage board also recommended the Garrett Common Council give written approval they are ready to accept the water through the city’s park and wetland area, and that the city understands this could cause additional problems in an area already prone to flooding. Rossell said plans call for soil to be raised 6 feet at the back of the building. A detention pond about 3 feet deep is in the development plan. City Attorney Dan Brinkerhoff asked if any estimate could be made on the amount of water that could be released on the back side of the project. DeKalb County Surveyor Mike Kline said that was a “good question.” He noted the drainage could not be

directed into the the city system, and that the nearby Wildeson Drain is in “really bad shape and repair cost is extremely high. “The only thing to do is to advise the city the water problem is in the pond and they are doing the best they can to hold the water,” Kline said. Rossell said the company has submitted a request for a storm water discharge permit. Brinkerhoff also asked if the sides of the building could be split stone to make for a more attractive building. Commission chair Brad Stump also asked if the stone could be extended. Neighbors Ed and Patricia Kennedy asked that a vinyl privacy fence be placed between the properties instead of a proposed board-on-board fence they said they view as “trashy. “We are not against them being here,” Patricia Kennedy said. But both she and her husband expressed concern that the store might reduce the value of their home next door and that the paved surface would not be smooth. They asked whether or not a trash container would be enclosed.

Brinkeroff also asked if an alternative type of fence could be added to make it “more palatable.” Rossell said the builders have committed to a price and any additional stonework or a vinyl fencing would take it above the agreed cost. “Obviously this is a major issue now that we have come this far,” Rossell said of the fencing and stonework. He asked for conditional approval, adding he would be willing to work with all parties involved. Rossell said Tuesday’s meeting was “the first shot” to reveal the plan, and he had no previous dialogue with the neighbors. “I don’t think we are asking that much,” Patricia Kennedy said. “I don’t expect to give up my lifestyle” because of the lack of privacy, she added. The commission gave its approval for the development plan with specified conditions regarding drainage, maintenance of the detention pond and the fencing. Plans call for completion by spring, Rossell said. The measure will come before the Board of Works on Tuesday.

Zoeller defending law on abortion clinic INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Attorney General Greg Zoeller asked a federal judge on Wednesday to uphold a new law that would shut down Lafayette’s only abortion clinic. Zoeller made the state’s case before U.S. District Judge Jane MagnusStinson, who is considering a request from the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana to block the law before it takes effect on Jan. 1. Zoeller said the law reflects the will of Indiana citizens and that the ACLU and others trying to stop it haven’t proven their case. “We respectfully contend the plaintiffs have not met their burden and this newly passed public-health statute should remain intact and no injunction should be granted,” Zoeller said. Indiana lawmakers approved several new requirements earlier this year for clinics that dispense the RU-486 abortion pill, including requiring such clinics to build separate recovery and surgical-procedure rooms and to widen doorways. While the new law is broadly written to

apply to clinics providing just the medication and not surgical abortions, it would only apply to one Planned Parenthood clinic, in Lafayette. “The state is basically saying you have to have a surgical abortion clinic in Lafayette,” said Ken Falk, the ACLU of Indiana’s legal director. “Planned Parenthood’s position is it’s completely irrational to have something like this when we don’t perform surgery at all.” Nine surgical abortion clinics are currently

licensed in Indiana, including three run by Planned Parenthood, according to state records.

The ACLU also argued that the new law was similar to other laws that federal courts have struck down.

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Local students involved in Trine children’s play ANGOLA — The Trine University Drama Club will perform “The Last of the Dragons,” at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7, 8 and 9 in Wells Theater. Kristen Walker’s “The Last of the Dragons” is a children’s play in which known traditions go wrong. In the kingdom of Middlefield, the princess is tied to a rock and kidnapped by a dragon, on her 16th birthday, so she can be rescued by the prince and live happily ever after. But in this comedic play, the princess doesn’t want to be rescued, and the prince is too scared to fight, and to top everything off, there is no dragon to be found. The cast consists of Brian Boes, a senior mechanical engineer from Lafayette; Joshua Calhoun, a freshman general studies major from Kendallville; Katherine Hulquist, a sophomore criminal justice major from West Lebanon; Kelly Jagger, a freshman elementary education major from Camden, Mich.;

Nathan Lysaght, a senior electrical engineer from Hicksville, Ohio; Tyler Marx, a sophomore social studies education major from Waterville, Ohio; Rachel Morris, a sophomore informatics major from Beech Grove; and Matthew Shaw, a freshman mechanical engineer from Terre Haute. The play is being directed by Heather Cannady, a senior general studies/ pre-law major from Butler. She is assisted by Heather Darrah, a senior electrical engineering major and vice president of Drama Club from Topsfield, Mass. Trine University is inviting the community to attend the children’s comedy. Tickets are free and available at the door each night of the performance. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 6:30 p.m. “The Last of the Dragons” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc. and is sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.

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you can’t see at home. So they go someplace where there are unique buildings that have stories to tell of that place,” she said. Such travelers typically visit an area’s shops, parks and restaurants to sample the local scene, giving them what Webb calls a “multidimensional experience that’s not just about going to a museum.” The economic benefits of cultural heritage tourism is another argument local preservationists should make when they fight to save old buildings or other sites in danger of being razed, said Webb, who is among about 2,000 preservation experts attending the five-day conference, which ends Saturday. Cultural heritage tourism has paid off for decades in Savannah, Ga., which boasts the nation’s largest National Historic Landmark District and 14 other historic districts. The city near the Atlantic Coast has more than 20 city squares laden with museums, antebellum mansions, monuments and Revolutionary and Civil War sites. Daniel Carey, president and CEO of the Historic Savannah Foundation, said more than 12 million tourists visit the Savannah area each year, adding more than $2 billion to its economy.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Americans drawn to historic areas where they can connect with the nation’s past, their family’s roots or just take in the sights are fueling tourism that’s in the spotlight during a national gathering of preservation experts this week in Indianapolis. The National Preservation Conference is being held at Indianapolis’ historic Union Station and other sites. Wide-ranging seminars include sessions toasting some of the success stories historic preservation can foster by helping spark revitalization in neighborhoods and city centers. Cultural heritage tourism — travelers drawn to areas steeped in history and unique local flavor — is big business in the U.S. Nearly 130 million Americans make such pilgrimages each year, contributing about $171 billion to local economies, according to a report this year from Mandala Research LLC. That study also found that eight in 10 leisure travelers visit cultural or heritage sites and spend more than other travelers, said Amy Webb, field director for the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Denver field office. “If you’re going to travel, you want to see something









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WAWAKA — Cynthia Ann Miller, 71, of rural Wawaka died at her home on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. Mrs. Miller was a homemaker. She had also worked at Essex Wire in Ligonier and Starcraft in Goshen. She attended Five Corners Baptist Church. She was Mrs. Miller born in Tina, Ky., on July 8, 1942, to Charles and Cassie (Napier) Combs. She married Charles J. Miller on March 23, 1963, in Wolcottville and he survives. Also surviving are a son, Charles A. “Tony” and Salina Miller of Wawaka; five daughters, Charlene and David Smith of Fisty, Ky., Eileen and Dean Sturgill of Wolcottville, Brenda and Jeff Burkhead of Wawaka, Lena and Dave Tabb of Warsaw and Tena Walter of Mentone; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Rev. Leburn Combs of Wolcottville and J.W. and Vicky Combs of Stroh; and two sisters, Herma Terry of Emmalena, Ky., and Josephine Shipe of Anniston, Ala. She was also preceded in death by four sisters, Armentha “Pud” Terry, Betty Martin, Paulina Combs and Judy Combs; and three brothers, Larry “Tiny” Combs, John Combs and Richard Combs. Visitation will be today after 3 p.m. at Five Corners Baptist Church north of Wolcottville on S.R. 9, with an evening service there at 6 p.m. Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Five Corners Baptist Church with the Rev. Clarence Combs and the Rev. Garland “Rusty” Slone officiating. Burial will be at Woodruff Cemetery. Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville is in charge of arrangements. Send a condolence to the family at www.hitefu

LAGRANGE — Larry L. Timmis, 81, of LaGrange, Ind., died Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Ind. Mr. Timmis was born on June 16, 1932, in LaGrange, Ind., to Harry M. and Hazel (Routsong) Timmis. They preceded him in death. Living his lifetime in LaGrange County, he Mr. Timmis had owned and operated with his father the former Timmis and Son Motor Sales Ford dealership in LaGrange. He worked at Sealed Power Corp. in LaGrange, Ind., in purchasing from 1963 until his retirement in 1988. Mr. Timmis was a United States Navy veteran during the Korean War. He attended Brighton Chapel in rural Howe, Ind. He was a member of LaGrange American Legion Post #215 and was a former member of the Lakeland school board. On February 15, 1956, in Howe, Ind., he married Shirley E. Lantz; she preceded him in death on March 10, 1989. On October 14, 1989, in Elkhart, Ind., he married Nancy (Oswalt) Liechty. She survives in LaGrange. Also surviving are three sons, Scott L. Timmis of LaGrange, Ind., Steven M. Timmis of LaGrange, Ind., and Tim E. (Ingrid) Timmis of League City, Texas; three grandchildren, Heather Timmis of Houston, Texas, Benjamin J. Timmis of Evansville, Ind., and Patrick S. Timmis of Evansville, Ind.; four stepsons, Stephen (Mary Ann) Liechty of LaGrange, Ind., Michael J. Liechty of Sarasota, Fla., J. David Liechty of Chicago, Ill., and Philip A. Liechty of Churubusco, Ind.; and four stepgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert L. Timmis. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Frurip-May Funeral Home, 309 W. Michigan St., LaGrange, Ind., with Pastor Rustin Krapfl officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in LaGrange, Ind. The LaGrange American Legion Post #215 will conduct a graveside service. Visitation will be today, Friday, November 1, 2013, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Brighton Chapel. Condolences may be left for the family at

SUNRISE BEACH, Mo. — James E. Smith, 75, of Sunrise Beach and formerly of Angola, Ind., passed away Monday, October 28, 2013, at his home. Mr. Smith served in the Air Force as a KC 97 crew member out of Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, and retired in 2003 from TFE Inc., in Columbia City, Ind. Mr. Smith He was born May 10, 1938, in LaGrange County, Ind., to Buryl and Irene Parker Smith. He was married 55 years to Barbara Stevens Smith who survives at their home. Also surviving are three sons, Jeffrey A. and Suzy Smith of Waterloo, Ind., Scott B. and Pam K. Smith of Middlebury, Ind., and Barry L. and Kim L.Smith, Avon, Ohio; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a brother, Jack E. Smith of Ashley, Ind. Memorial services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Fairfield Community Center, 1131 C.R. 12, Corunna. Memorials are to the American Heart Association or your local humane society. The Allen Holman Funeral Home in Camdenton was in charge of arrangements.

James Kilgore LAGRANGE — James F. Kilgore, 72, of LaGrange died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, in IU Health Goshen Hospital at Goshen. Arrangements are pending at Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel.

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KIMMELL — Betty J. Fetters, 90, of Kimmell died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at her home. Mrs. Fetters was a homemaker. Mrs. Fetters was a member of Ormas Baptist Church, American Legion Post #98 Auxiliary and a charter member of Wolf Lake VFW. Mrs. Fetter Post #4717 Auxiliary. She graduated from Huntington High School. She was born June 22, 1923, in Kokomo to Harry John and Mildred Mae (Heath) Adams. She married Richard L. “Rick” Fetters on Feb. 19, 1950. He died Feb. 22, 2010. Surviving are two sons, Duane (Trudy) Fetters of Kimmell and Dennis (Darlene) Fetters of Goshen; 11 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; two great-great-granddaughters; two brothers, Larry Adams of Fort Wayne and Richard Adams of Huntington; and a sister, Barbara Knox of Fort Wayne. She was also preceded in death by two great-granddaughters; a brother, Nelson; and a sister, Patricia. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Orville Bontrager Columbia City. Burial will LAGRANGE — Orville be in Salem Cemetery, Dean Bontrager, 49, of Wilmot. LaGrange died Thursday, Oct. Visitation will be from 31, 2013, at his residence. 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the Visitation will be all day funeral home. today at the family residence, Memorials are to 6055 W. C.R. 050S, Parkview Home Health & LaGrange. Hospice. Funeral services will be at Condolences may be sent 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Earl www.smithandsonsfuneral Yoder residence, 6100 W. C.R. 050S, LaGrange. Burial will be in Yoder Cemetery, Margaret Tarlton Shipshewana. GARRETT — Margaret Miller-Stewart Funeral F. Tarlton, 89, of Garrett Home, Middlebury, is in died Thursday, Oct. 31, charge of arrangements. 2013, in Springboro, Ohio. Arrangements are Madaline Fusselman pending at Feller and Clark FORT WAYNE — Funeral Home in Auburn. Madaline Hill Ternet Fusselman, 87, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at Hamilton House in Fort Wayne. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Sheets Obituaries appear online at & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial will be in this newspaper’s Web site. Please visit the Web site to Eel River Cemetery. add your memories and Visitation will be from messages of condolence 2-5 p.m. Sunday and one at the end of individual hour prior to the services obituaries. These messages Monday. from friends and family will Memorials are to Alzheibe attached to the obituaries mer’s Foundation, 6324 and accompany them in the Constitution Drive, Fort online archives. Wayne, IN 46804.

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Official: 92 bodies of migrants found in Niger DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Nearly 100 African migrants hoping to escape crushing poverty met a grisly end in the desert, officials said Thursday, dying of thirst under the baking sun after their two trucks broke down in the middle of the Sahara before reaching Algeria. It took weeks for authorities to learn of the tragedy and for recovery teams to reach the distant site, where they found a gruesome scene including the remains of 52 children and 33 women. “It was horrific. We found badly decomposing bodies and others that had been eaten by jackals,” said Almoustapha Alhacen, the head of a nonprofit organization in northern Niger that helped bury the bodies and who was at the site Wednesday. “We found the bodies of small children who were huddled beside their dead mothers.” The victims were spread out across a 12-mile (20-kilometer) radius, suggesting they had set off on foot but failed to head in the direction of the Algerian border just 6 miles (10 kilometers) away, he added. The tragedy is the latest to shed light on the perils of illegal migration. In early October, at least 365 migrants drowned when a boat capsized near the Italian island of Lampedusa, which is closer to North Africa than to the European mainland. The migrants in Niger had begun their journey late last month in two trucks and were being smuggled along a well-established trafficking route to neighboring Algeria, said Col. Garba Makido the governor of Niger’s Agadez province, south of where the bodies were found. From Algeria, many continue on in hopes of crossing from North Africa to southern Europe. While nearly all who take this desert route are economic migrants, it was not immediately clear why so many women and children were among the victims. Officials were alerted to the migrant deaths only when a lone woman managed to

stumble out of the desert into the Nigerien town of Arlit earlier this month. The next day, a father walking with his two young daughters also arrived. But his children perished of thirst just a few kilometers (miles) outside Arlit, Makido said. A total of 92 people died and 21 survived, most of whom made their way to towns at the Algerian border. “This is a true tragedy,” the governor said. “The prosecutor has opened an investigation and we plan to do everything we can to find the truck drivers.” First word of the disaster came Monday when officials reported that 35 people died but the death toll rose when more bodies were recovered from the desert. The tract of land that runs across the continent just south of the vast Sahara desert has for decades been the province of smugglers and criminals, including the local chapter of al-Qaida. Tens of thousands of West African migrants attempting to reach Europe each year have tapped into this perilous route, after authorities cracked down on sea routes via the Atlantic Ocean. They travel from countries across West Africa to the Nigerien city of Agadez where they pay smugglers as much as $3,000 for transport to Europe. Migrants are ferried across the ocean of sand in rickety trucks, braving one of the harshest landscapes on earth for a chance at reaching Europe. They are willing to risk death because few meet the criteria for even a tourist visa much less have the money to travel to Europe by plane. Once in Europe, they hope to work illegally and eke out a living with enough left over to send money back to their families in Africa. The landlocked nation of Niger is one of the world’s poorest countries, and ranks last on the 2013 Human Development Index that measures criteria such as life expectancy and income.

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DeKalb Health names winners in Healthy Halloween contest AUBURN — DeKalb Health announced the winners of the 2013 Healthy Halloween Fair poster contest Thursday at the DeKalb 4-H Fairgrounds. Fifteen students were named winners in five age categories. Employees at the hospital judged the contest entries. Winners in the age 10-11 category, are Carissa

Peckhart of Butler Elementary; Sabrina Jane Shay of Butler Elementary; and Olivia Bledsoe of Riverdale Elementary. In the age 8-9 category, winners are Ava Harris of Butler Elementary; Ryelynn Glander of Butler Elementary; and Colten Michael Garcia of Riverdale Elementary. Winners in the age 6-7 category, are Alivia Hardy of Hamilton Elementary;

Cord Akey of Country Meadow; and Dawson Rosswurm of Butler Elementary. In the age 4-5 category, winners are Hughy Hyndman of Country Meadow; Jessica Rotz of Riverdale Elementary; and Ryleight Crowl of J.E. Ober Elementary. Winners in the age 3 and under category, are Heidi Davidson, Aydin Seely and Stella Christlieb.

Area Activities • Today Bingo: 6 p.m. Open to the public; food and drinks available. American Legion Post 97, 1729 Sprott St., Auburn. Youth Movie Night: 6:30 p.m. Ashley Church of God, 101 N. Gonser Avenue, Ashley. 587-9565.

Saturday, Nov. 2 Auburn Lions Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk: 8 a.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m, with a pre-race meeting at 8:50 a.m. The race will begin with runners and walkers at 9 a.m. Awards will be given for the overall winners and first through third place in each division. The first-place man and woman will each receive a turkey. Other prices will be passed out. Registration cost $16 per person and $40 per family. Proceeds support the creation of a dog park on the north end of Thomas

Park in Auburn. Rieke Park, 1650 N. Indiana Ave., Auburn. Marketplace Bazzar: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Crafts, baked goods, candy, caramel corn, frozen casseroles, jellies, noodles and other foods will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the church, community and mission projects. Waterloo United Methodist Church, 300 W. Maple St., Waterloo. Beginners American Sign Language Class: 10 a.m. New Hope Christian Center, 900 S. Wayne St., Waterloo. 925-4417. Stamp Collecting Show: 10 a.m. The Anthony Wayne Stamp Society will host 10 stamp dealers to serve the public and help with questions about the hobby. Free parking and admission. Concordia Lutheran High School, 1601 St. Joe

River Drive, Fort Wayne. Holiday Mission Auction: 5 p.m. salad and dessert bar; 6 p.m. auction of one-of-a-kind items, decorations, bake items, quilts, crafts and more. Sponsored by the AshleyHudson United Methodist Women. Proceeds benefit local and national missions. Ashley Fire Station, 101 S. Union Ave., Ashley. Bingo: 6 p.m. National Military History Center, 5634 C.R. 11-A, Auburn.

Sunday, Nov. 3 Bingo: 5 p.m. Open to the public; food and drinks available. American Legion Post 97, 1729 Sprott St., Auburn.


Library Libations set for Thursday Friends of the Butler Public Library are gearing up for the third annual tasting event, “Library Libations,” from 6-9 p.m. Thursday. From left are Friends of the Library members Sally Bercaw, Kathie Swaim and Nikki Crowl with a selection of auction items. The Friends of the Library

AUBURN — These marriage licenses have been granted in DeKalb County. Isiah Scott Thomas Greenfield, 25, Auburn and Rachael Nicole Anderson, 25, Auburn. Brandon James Brown, 27, Auburn and Melissa Sue Tuttle, 27, Auburn. James Edward Cline II, 26, Auburn and Jessica Rachelle Kirkpatrick, 24, Auburn. Jeffrey Scott Eads, 37, Butler and Kelley Bodiker Henderson, 48, Waterloo. Ned Owen Ternet, 55, Garrett and Susan Renee Glatczak, 57, Farmington, Mo. Kevin Scott Malcolm, 56, Garrett and Tiffany Ellen Deter, 42, Albion. Chad Allen Truelove, 35, Waterloo and Jennifer J. Harger, 38, Ashley. Jerry Allen Culler, 41, St. Joe and Michelle Lea Lucarelli, 42, St. Joe. Gerald Lee Fraley Jr., 46, Waterloo and Lulu Leora Fraley, 43, Waterloo. Steven Allen Gradeless Jr., 39, Garrett and Brandy Lynne Parker, 31, Auburn. Jarrod Alan Aldrich, 29, Corunna and Danielle Kay Haynes, 23, Garrett.


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BUTLER — Soul’d Out, a Georgetown, Ohio-based musical group, will perform at Butler United Methodist Church Thursday at 7 p.m. A special pre-show will begin at 6:30 p.m., and Soul’d Out will perform at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 each, and are available during office hours at the church, 501 W. Green St. or at the City of Butler utility office, 215 S. Broadway. A freewill love offering will be collected to assist with travel expenses for Soul’d Out.

Lions, Psi Otes hosting BBQ GARRETT — Garrett Lions Club and Psi Iota Xi Sorority will host their annual chicken barbecue Thursday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Drive-through pick up for meals will be on East Houston Street at Eastside Park. The half-chicken adult meal is $8 and quarterchicken children’s meal is $6. See any Lions Club member for tickets, or call 357-0444.

Weddings in color • The Star prints color wedding photos with wedding stories free of charge the first Sunday of every month. You can submit your announcement online at You may also send your information by mail to: The Star, c/o Kathryn Bassett, 118 W. Ninth St., Auburn, IN 46706. If sending a photo by mail,

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Marriages • Tyler Joseph Christian, 20, Kendallville and Stevie Marie Knapp, 18, Auburn. John Allen Meyers, 47, Garrett and Christi Lyn Kenser, 46, Garrett. Jacob Devon McDougald, 28, Auburn and Callie Britton Zonker, 25, Auburn. Benjamin Zachariah Krafft, 22, St. Joe and Kyla Marie Treesh, 22, Butler. Tobias Lynn Jordan, 34, Garrett and Billie Jean Kahkola, 42, Garrett. Billy Joe Ross, 40, Garrett and Kelly Jo Hovarter, 43, Butler. Darwin Michael Hulbert, 36, Auburn and Kimberly Jean Krauter, 42, Auburn. Michael Edward Quick II, 29, Woodstock, Ill. and Rachel Amanda Plummer, 30, Woodstock, Ill. Cody Jackson Pontzius, 19, Auburn and Courtney Lynn Miller, 19, Corunna. Darlis Allen Webb, 35, Auburn and Misty Rene Turner, 32, Auburn. Harold Russel Long, 68, Auburn and Karen Kaye Long, 68, Auburn. Scott Allen Stairhime, 45, Waterloo and Michelle Lynn Schlotterback, 44, Auburn.

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Angelo Lutz makes preparations in the kitchen, recently, at his newly expanded restaurant The Kitchen Consigliere in Collingswood, N.J. Former Philly mob associate Lutz, who served several years in prison for

men convicted in a 2001 mob trial that made him a celebrity. He was the only non-“made” member of La Costa Nostra in the case and the only defendant allowed bail during the trial. And he talked and talked while he was out, calling into a sports-talk radio show and cooking steaks for a TV news reporter. The government said Lutz was a bookie and debt collector for the Mafia. Although he wasn’t violent, he was sentenced to nine years in prison but later got nearly a year knocked off on appeal. The night before he entered prison, he cooked for his own going-away party, leading one TV reporter to call him “the

racketeering and extortion, has turned to crowdfunding to raise money to expand his restaurant after he said he was unable to obtain a loan from a bank as a convicted felon.

kitchen consigliere.” “I then served my time like a man, didn’t rat, didn’t snitch, you know, took the medicine that went along with when you break the law,” he said from the section of his restaurant that pays tribute to Frank Sinatra and his Rat Pack. In prison, he grew to well over 400 pounds and learned more about cooking, including how to use a microwave to bake a pizza made from flour stolen from the kitchen. When he got out in 2008, Lutz did some online cooking shows before opening his first restaurant in Collingswood. But when it came time to move to bigger digs, there was a problem: “I couldn’t get conventional

bank loans because I’m a felon. I broke the law,” he said, slapping his arm. “Shame on you forever, for life.” He raised nearly $100,000 for renovations from investors and crowd-funding for his restaurant, which features home-style Italian classics. Lutz doesn’t want to stop with his Collingswood restaurant. He has designs on opening franchises of his restaurant in other cities known for their gangsters, licensing products with his brand, starring in a reality TV show and starting a foundation to help other ex-inmates become entrepreneurs. “Redemption,” he said. “That’s what I’m all about now.”

Charlaine Harris looks to new series after Sookie FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The final book in Charlaine Harris’ best-selling

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series about telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse provoked such an outcry that some fans sent death threats and curses. But after spending the last 15 years writing about the intrepid small-town Southern girl whose adventures have featured a host of supernatural beings, Harris says she has no regrets. “I had to be true to my own vision for the books otherwise, what kind of writer am I? Not a very good one,” said Harris, adding that fan reaction to the end of the series was distressing. Harris said she knew it was time to end the Sookie books, which inspired the hit HBO series “True Blood,” when she wasn’t approaching each new addition with excitement. “And I thought, ‘You know, this is the time to end it, when I still have something to say.’” She released her final nod to Stackhouse and her world this week with “After Dead: What Came Next in the World of Sookie Stackhouse,” an illustrated book that lists the myriad of characters that appeared in the 13-book series and tells readers what happens in the ensuing years. But, Harris says, don’t expect any revisions. “I wrote the ending the way I wrote it and I’m not going to change

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it.” The uproar over her “Dead Ever After” started when an online review appeared about two weeks before its official May release date. (A reviewer obtained a copy from a German bookseller.) “I thought I had two more weeks to brace for it, but I didn’t, and it was just overwhelmingly awful,” said Harris, 61. The most vehement were angry that Stackhouse didn’t end up with the vampire Eric. Harris said she’d been steering readers to that eventuality. “Not only is who she ends up with not the point of the books, but I said all along: ‘She loves the sun. She doesn’t want to just be able to go out at night,’” Harris said. “And I said in every interview I gave when someone would ask me: ‘Sookie will never be a vampire.’ And still: shock, horror, amazement, accusations that I’d sold out. I thought, ‘If I would have sold out I would have written the ending you wanted.’” Ginjer Buchanan, editorin-chief of Ace Books, which published the series, said it was a credit to the books that fans were so passionate. “What wasn’t good was that they just went totally overboard,” she said. But as fall approached, Harris said the reaction calmed. And she even got some apologies. Harris published her first book in 1981. After years of writing conventional

mysteries, she wanted to try something different, something supernatural. It took two years to sell the first Stackhouse book, but it wasn’t long after “Dead Until Dark” was released in 2001 that Harris knew she had a hit. Buchanan said it was published at a time when urban fantasy was becoming popular. And, she said, Harris set herself apart by basing the series in the fictional town of Bon Temps, La. “This is a series that once readers found it they were fans for life,” said Kaite Stover, director of readers’ services for the Kansas City Public Library in Missouri. “Charlaine Harris actually crafted in that first book a wonderful blend of romance, women’s fiction, Southern humor and urban fantasy.” Harris’ next series is set in Texas. She and her husband settled into the countryside outside Fort Worth about two years ago after living in Arkansas for about two decades. So far she’s signed for three books in the series. Stover predicts that those fans upset by the ending of the Sookie series will be happy. “They will remember when the new book comes out what they love about Charlaine Harris,” she said. “Midnight Crossroad,” to be released in May, is about “a mystical crossroad in a little dead Texas town,” Harris said. “It’s at an old town that’s partly derelict but there are a few homes and businesses still in use there.


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Ono ‘thankful’ for McCartney’s latest comments NEW YORK (AP) — Yoko Ono says she’s thankful Paul McCartney appears to have gotten over his grudge against her. McCartney, in a recent Rolling Stone interview, said he’s getting along fine with the widow of John Lennon, his old songwriting partner. The bad feelings had gone back decades, to when the Beatles were falling apart and other group members resented the appearance of Lennon’s new girlfriend in the recording studio. McCartney said that time was a great healer and thought that “if John loved her, there’s got to be something. He’s not stupid.” He said once he decided to let go of his grudge that they’ve been getting along fine. Ono, in an interview with The Associated Press, said Wednesday it was good to hear those words from McCartney and “I’m very thankful.” “I never felt too bad about Paul,” she said. “He was my husband’s partner and they did a great job and all that. They seemed to have a lot of fun, and I respected that.” Some of the bad feelings had persisted in the post-Beatles years, as Ono was a regular partner in business affairs surrounding the group after Lennon’s death in


In a June file photo, Yoko Ono adjusts her glasses after she joins members of the refugee youth, from a local charity, for a group photo in front of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus in London.

1980 — perhaps most notably when McCartney expressed a desire to change songwriting credits to “McCartney-Lennon” instead of “Lennon-McCartney” for some of the songs most associated with him. McCartney told Rolling Stone he admires Ono’s work. She’s still making and releasing new music at age 80, like McCartney is at age 71. Said McCartney: “She’s badass.” “Well, he’s a rocker,” Ono said.


Weekend Whereabouts • Knollbrook Farm, 15463 CR 46, Goshen. 11 a.m. November 2, 3 Miami Indian Heritage Days. Chief Richardville House, 5705 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne. Miami Indian Heritage Days at the Chief Richardville House, 5705 Bluffton Road, runs the first Saturday of each month through November. Chief Richardville built his home in 1827. He was considered the richest man in Indiana at the time of his death in 1841. Today his house is recognized as the oldest Native American dwelling in the Midwest and the first Greek Revival style house in northeast Indiana. 1 p.m. November 2

benefit Science Central. For more information call 424-2400, or visit Tickets are $60/person, $100/couple, and $350/ group of 8 6:30 p.m. November 1

Fundraisers Noble House Auction. Kendallville Event Center, 615 Professional Way, Kendallville. Prior to the auction, there will be browsing from 5-6 p.m. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be from 6-7 p.m. and the auction will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 each. For more information call Debi Pfaffenberger at 636-7160 or email noble_house_inc@ 5 p.m. November 1 ENHS Safe Trick-or-Treat. East Noble High School, 901 Garden St, Kendallville. Come and join us for free Halloween fun! Your family will surely have a blast playing carnival-style Halloween games in addition to getting a taste of great food. Admission is free as each child will receive one ticket for each activity, however if they wish to play one activity more than once, additional tickets can be purchased. All proceeds will go to UNICEF. 6 p.m. November 1 Holiday Mission Auction. Ashley Fire Station, S. Union St., Ashley. Salad and dessert bar begins at 5 p.m. with the auction at 6 p.m. Many one-of-akind items, decorations, bake items, quilts, crafts and more. Door prizes awarded. Sponsored by the AshleyHudson United Methodiis Women. Proceeds to local and national mission projects. 5 p.m. November 2 Paws for a Cause. Mid-America Windmill Museum, 732 S. Allen Capel Road, Kendallville. Benefit for homeless animals. Auction, wine tasting, beers and food. Must be 21 to attend. Proceeds to Humane Society of Noble County. $25 per person or $40 per couple 6 p.m. 347-2334. November 2

Music Jacob’s Well. Cupbearer Cafe, 138 E. Seventh St., Auburn. Live music from Jacob’s Well. 7 p.m. November 1 The Jondo Trio. Cupbearer Cafe, 138 E. Seventh St., Auburn. Live music from The Jondo Trio 7 p.m. November 2

Theater The Secret Garden. Canterbury High School Summers Auditorium, 3210 Smith Road, Fort Wayne. Canterbury High School presents “The Secret Garden,” based upon the children’s book by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Renae Butler directs this musicalChildren are invited to wear their costumes to the performance. The doors open at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students in kindergarten through 12th grade, and free to preschool and younger. All tickets will be sold at the door. 7:30 p.m. November 1 Arsenic and Old Lace. The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres, 1600 W.Market St., Nappanee. .8 p.m. November 1, 2 Hello Dolly! Embassy Theatre, 125 West Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. Ticket prices vary by venue. 7 p.m. . November 3 The Confession. Blue Gate Theater, 195 N Van Buren St, Shipshewana. 1 p.m. (888) 447-4725. November 2

Mixology 301: The Science of Cocktails Benefit Gala. Science Central, N. Clinton St., Fort Wayne. Science Central will turn its focus to educational fun for adults today, as it hosts its annual fundraising gala, Mixology 301: The Science of Cocktails. The event, which runs from 6:30-10:30 p.m. is a grownups-only gala event. A silent auction will also take place during the course of the evening, accompanied by the music of The Todd Harrold Band. Proceeds

Shows Stamp Collecting Show. Concordia Lutheran High School, 1601 St. Joe River Drive, Fort Wayne. The Anthony Wayne Stamp Society will host 10 stamp dealers to serve the public and help with questions about the hobby. Free parking and admission. For more information, contact email Jim Mowrer at 10 a.m. 483-1102. November 2, 3 Old Fort Cluster Dog Show. Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave., Fort Wayne. Wednesday, Oct. 30, through Sunday, Nov. 3. $5 parking charge applies. For more details, visit 8 a.m. November 3

Revival Blue Bird Revival. Agape Church of the Brethren, 11610 Lima Road, Fort Wayne. This high-energy gospel band plays original songs and new versions of old hymns. For more information, go to www.coppmusic. com. 6 p.m. November 2

Nature Events and Festivals Frosty Moon — Pioneer and Native American Folkways. Woodlawn Nature Center, 604 Woodlawn Ave, Elkhart. Annual “Frosty Moon” Event Features Pioneer & Native American Skills. Saturday November 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Re-enactments and demonstrating folkways of America from 1770 to 1870. Free or Donation 10 a.m. November 2 KnollBrook Farms Fall Fest.

Lecture George R. Mather Sunday Lecture Series. History Center, 302 E. Berry St., Fort Wayne. Sunday, November 3, 2013, Harry Tunnell, Fighting it out along the Wabash: Harrison, Tecumseh, and the Shawnee Prophet 2 p.m. 260.426.2882. November 3

Who’s Noteworthy • Bayview Road. DJ Rockin Rob will provide music. November 1, 9 p.m. • The Venue, 110 W. Maumee St.. Big Caddy Daddy. Live rock ’n’ roll for Halloween party, Friday and Saturday nights. November 1, 10 p.m.

Angola • Piggy’s Brew Pub, 2201 North Wayne Street. DJ providing music. November 1. Hubie Ashcraft and the Drive. November 2, 10 p.m. • Club Paradise, 3861 N. Bayview Road. Paul and Brian on dueling keyboards; call ahead for available seating, 833-7082. November 1, 6:30 p.m. • Club Paradise, 3861 N.

Auburn • Mimi’s Retreat, 125 E.

Ninth St., Halloween party with live music from Wilfrey. November 1, 9 p.m. Classic rock with Four on the Floor. November 2, 8 p.m.

Fort Wayne • Eddie Merlot’s Fort Wayne, 1502 Illinois Rd. South. Doug & Craig. Doug & Craig Live Music at Eddie Merlot’s Fort Wayne November 1, 6:30 p.m.

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Iraqi prime minister asks for more aid from America WASHINGTON (AP) — Terrorists “found a second chance” to thrive in Iraq, the nation’s prime minister said Thursday in asking for new U.S. aid to beat back a bloody insurgency that has been fueled by the neighboring Syrian civil war and the departure of American troops from Iraq two years ago. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki told a packed auditorium at the U.S. Institute of Peace that he needs additional weapons, help with intelligence and other assistance, and claimed the world has a responsibility to help because terrorism is an international concern. “They carry their bad ideas everywhere,” al-Maliki said of terrorists. “They carry bad ideas instead of flowers.” The new request comes nearly two years after

al-Maliki’s government refused to let U.S. forces remain in Iraq, after nearly nine years of war, with legal immunity that the Obama administration insisted was necessary to protect troops. The administration had campaigned on ending the war in Iraq and took the opportunity offered by the legal dispute to pull all troops out. Al-Maliki will meet today with President Barack Obama in what Baghdad hopes will be a fresh start in a complicated relationship that has been marked both by victories and frustrations for each side. Within months of the U.S. troops’ departure, violence began creeping up in the capital and across the country as Sunni Muslim insurgents, angered by a widespread belief that Sunnis had been sidelined by the Shiite-led govern-

ment, lashed out. The State Department says at least 6,000 Iraqis have been killed in attacks so far this year, and suicide bombers launched 38 strikes in the last month alone. “So the terrorists found a second chance,” al-Maliki said — a turnabout from an insurgency that was mostly silenced by the time the U.S. troops left. Al-Maliki largely blamed the Syrian civil war for the rise in Iraq’s violence. In Syria, rebels — including some linked to al-Qaida — are fighting to overthrow President Bashar Assad. Al-Maliki said he will ask Obama for new assistance to bolster Iraq’s military and fight al-Qaida. The Iraqi ambassador to the U.S. said that could include speeding up the delivery of U.S. aircraft, missiles, interceptors and other weapons.

METH: State laws limit purchase of key ingredient Zoeller said. “It takes a lot of resources away from local law enforcement.” The purpose of the meeting was to pool knowledge with officials from Ohio in the hopes of finding a solution, Zoeller said. “I’m here to listen and learn,” Glick said. “It’s a scourge on this area.” In a news release, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said his state also is dealing with a growing meth problem. “In Ohio, we reached a record high of 881 meth labs this year, which is more than double the number we saw just two years ago,” DeWine said. “Since drugs don’t stop at state borders, working together is essential.” Zoeller said Indiana has enacted a range of measures concerning the sale of pseudoephedrine, the key ingredient used in making methamphetamine. In 2011, the Indiana General Assembly passed

a law requiring retailers to submit ephedrine and pseudoephedrine sales information into the National Precursor Log Exchange, which is available to local law enforcement. The law also prohibits the sale of ephedrine to any individual exceeding 7.2 grams in a 30-day period. In 2010, legislators passed a law prohibiting a retailer from selling or the purchaser from buying more than 3.6 grams of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine in one day. During a brief questionand-answer session, Clouse and Noble County Sheriff Doug Harp said they favor making pseudoephedrine and ephedrine available only by prescription, a measure some states such as Oregon have used to dramatically cut the number of small meth labs. “It’s a proven strategy in several states,” Harp said. Glick and Zoeller were asked if they favor making the key meth ingredient

available only by prescription. Both declined to answer the question in a “yes” or “no” manner. Glick said several factors play into the decision. While making the ingredient illegal would diminish the number of homemade meth labs, she said, it would only lead to Mexican drug cartels moving in to fill the void. She also said it would be “a very harsh decision to make,” since law-abiding citizens would have to get prescriptions for a common cold remedy. Zoeller said he did not feel comfortable coming out publicly as if he were telling state legislators whether or not to make ephedrine available only by prescription. He said he might be swayed if the legislation passed in 2010 and 2011 proves ineffective or if a neighboring state decides first to make ephedrine available by prescription only.

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and “not assuming we’re going to win,” he said. “We feel stronger than we ever have,” he said about this season. “The attitude of the band is very positive.” To be their best, McDaniel said, the band members need to make sure to “keep their toes up all the time” and “take pride in absolutely everything that we’re doing.” Jacob Burris, leader for the band’s low brass section, said what he enjoys most

larly when his army has the upper hand on the battlefield inside Syria. Israel has repeatedly declared a series of red lines that could trigger Israeli military intervention, including the delivery of “game-changing” weapons to the Syrianbacked Lebanese Hezbollah group. Israel has never officially confirmed taking action inside Syria to avoid embarrassing Assad and sparking a potential

response. But foreign officials say it has done so several times when Israeli intelligence determined that sophisticated missiles were on the move. In January, an Israeli airstrike in Syria destroyed a shipment of advanced anti-aircraft missiles bound for Hezbollah, according to U.S. officials. And in May, it was said to have acted again, taking out a shipment of Iranian-made Fateh-110 missiles at a Damascus airport.

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Since the civil war in Syria began in March 2011, Israel has carefully avoided taking sides, but has struck shipments of missiles inside Syria at least twice this year. The Syrian military, overstretched by the civil war, has not retaliated, and it was not clear whether the embattled Syrian leader would choose to take action this time. Assad may decide to again let the Israeli attack slide, particu-

about the band is being able to perform. “It’s thrilling to go out into the field and get the reaction from the crowd,” Burris said. His role as a section leader is to make sure everything works and help everyone get better, he said. The band has 14 musicians in the low brass section. “We spend a lot of time learning and going over drills. It seems to be paying off in the long run,” Burris said.

The band’s show, titled “We Are DeKalb,” features original music written by Michael Pote and percussion arrangements by Michael McIntosh. Narrative about the DeKalb community is interspersed with the music. “Imagine a place where smiles abound and strangers quickly become friends,” one segment of the narrative begins. “Where there is welcome and acceptance, there is community. Where there is community, there is caring. I am DeKalb.”

we got a lot of cereal, canned fruit, vegetables, apples, 200 pounds of meat — hamburger, pork chops, chicken thighs,” she said. “Today, I bought $27 worth of peanut butter.” Mazier said she also receives government commodities monthly, but she always makes sure to buy toilet paper for the needy, too — the only paper product she requests. She said all food pantries are hurting, but she does the best she can in volunteering at the pantry with two others. Patti Sheppard, director of the Community Center of Caring Food Pantry in Auburn, is ready to serve more people. “We haven’t received word yet” as to just how many, “ but we’re braced.” Sheppard noted her pantry has been relatively steady in providing basic

food needs. Since 2005, her pantry has served a total of 114,805 individuals and 31,581 families. The same steadiness is true for Marsha Boyanowski, director of the food pantry at Pleasant Lake United Methodist Church in Steuben County. The number of people served there has been increasing slowly, she said. “Starting last week, we were getting 15 more, knowing that some get $16 a month,” she said. “We average 70-75 families a week. Last week, we had 82.” Boyanowski said it’s likely the need for food only will get worse. “Luckily, we get fruits and vegetables. Last week, we got milk and yogurt,” she said, adding that she orders meat and sometimes receives it, but is limited to receiving only two or three boxes.

DeKalb County • Butler United Methodist Church, serves DeKalb County residents only, 868-2098, last Wednesday of the month, 5-7 p.m., 501 W. Green St., Butler. • Coburn Corners Church of Christ, 238-4567, Thursday 5-7 p.m., 6813 C.R. 64, St. Joe. • Community Care of Garrett, serves DeKalb County residents only, 357-3315, Monday 5-7 p.m., Wednesdays 9-11 a.m. and 5-6 p.m., 108 W. Houston, Garrett. • Community Center of Caring Food Pantry, 925-0917, Monday 4:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesday 9:30-11:30 a.m., Wednesday 1:30-3:30 p.m., 113 W. 5th St., Auburn. • DeKalb Community Impact, 570-4255, meals are served every Wednesday 6-7 p.m., 2301 N. Main St., Auburn. • DeKalb Community Impact, 570-4255, meals are served Wednesday 6-7 p.m., 208 W. 18th St., Auburn. • DeKalb Community Impact, 570-4255, meals are served Friday 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 910 N. Indiana Ave., Auburn. • Shelter Ministries Inc. serves only DeKalb County residents only, 333-0865, Monday 2:30-6:15 p.m., 315 E. 7th St., Auburn. • Indian Village Church of God, 925-1795, Tuesday 9 a.m. to noon and 6-7 p.m., 602 Erie Pass, Auburn. • DeKalb Community Impact, 570-4255, meals are served Wednesday 5:30-6 p.m., 105 W. 6th St., Garrett. • St. Martins Community Kitchen, hot meals, carry outs, 357-0382, Monday and Thursday 4-6 p.m., 308 S. Peters St., Garrett. • DeKalb Community Impact, 570-4255, Wednesday 6-6:45 p.m., 300 W. Maple St., Waterloo. • DeKalb Community Impact, 570-4255, meals are served Wednesday 5-5:45 p.m., 500 N. Beech St., Butler. LaGrange County • Zip Clothes and Food Basket, 463-7974, Mondays and Thursdays 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 202 N. Detroit St., LaGrange. • LaGrange Church of Christ, 463-3571, Thursdays 9-10 a.m., 407 S. Townline Road, LaGrange.

• LaGrange Council on Aging, 463-4161, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 125 W. Fenn St., LaGrange. Noble County • Zip Ark of Avilla Assembly of God, 897-3627. By appointment only serves Noble County residents only, 125 Baum St., Avilla. • Avilla Food Pantry Calvary United Methodist Church, 897-3190, Tuesdays 9:30-11:30 a.m., 304 W. Walnut St., Avilla. • Bethel Christian Baptist Church, 854-3754. By appointment only, Kendallville. • Beth El Temple, 894-4487, Thursdays 10 a.m. to noon, 3-6 p.m. Serves Noble county residents only, 502 Diamond Lake Road, Ligonier. • Ligonier Billy Fields Ministries, 349-0383. Home delivery, call to register for program serving Noble County residents only, 1617 West Drake Road, Kendallville. • Bread of Life Tabernacle, 582-1166. By appointment only, 321 East Mitchell, Kendallville. • Brimfield Revival Center, 636-6302. By appointment only, Albion. • Central Noble Food Pantry, Fridays 1-2 p.m. Central Noble School District residents only, 401 S. Orange St., Albion. • Emmanuel Community Church Meal served the fourth Wednesday of the month 5:30-7:30 p.m., 307 S. Main St., LaOtto. • Friendship Food Pantry, 349-1623, Wednesday 1-3 p.m. and 4-5:30 p.m., Friday 2-4 p.m., 2004 Dowling St., Kendallville. • Gospel Lighthouse Inc., 343-0951. By appointment only, Kendallville. • Grace Christian Church, 347-3923. By appointment only and must call first, Noble County residents only, 126 East Mitchell St. Kendallville. • Harbor of Love, 347-0187. By appointment only. Noble County residents only, 2353 S. Lima Road, Kendallville. • LaOtto Wesleyan Church, third Wednesday of month 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Swan Township only, 500 S. Main, LaOtto. • LaOtto Wesleyan Community Table, 897-2575. Meal served the third Wednesday of month 6-7:30 p.m. Serves Noble county residents

Cheri Perkins, director of the LaGrange County Council on Aging, said cuts to food stamps would have little effect on senior citizens served there. The agency has a senior mart for those 60 and older who qualify, featuring food and other items that vary, such as laundry detergent. That food is also purchased from Community Harvest. She said All Cut Up, a LaGrange salon, recently donated more than 500 pounds of food with proceeds from a charity haunted house. The cuts come when reports say 49 million people — about 14.5 percent of all U.S. households — are food-insecure, meaning they lack money to meet their basic food needs. Reports say hunger is a reality for one in six people in the United States. only, 500 S. Main, LaOtto. • Living Water Lutheran Church, every Thursday 3 p.m., 1197 S. U.S. 33, Wolf Lake. • New Hope Baptist Church, 636-2515. Every Sunday evening 7:30-8:15 p.m. or by appointment, 2900 N 500 E.R.8 Kendallville. • New Life Tabernacle, 347-8488, first and third Wednesday 8 p.m. by appointment, Noble County residents only, 609 Patty Lane Kendallville. • Orange Township Helping Hands, 343-8786, second and fourth Thursday of the month, 2-5 p.m., 190 Front St., Rome City. • Restoration Lutheran Church, 343-0908, by appointment only, 500 E. Mitchell St., Kendallville. • Stone’s Hill Community Table, 894-7528, meal served Wednesday 5:30-6:30 p.m., 151 W, Stone’s Hill Road, Ligonier. • Trinity Assembly of God, 894-4665, TuesdayFriday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1288 W. Union, Ligonier. • Vineyard Church and Christian Fellowship, 854-9243. By appointment only, Noble County residents only 700 Kelly St. Ext., Rome City. • West Noble Food / Clothes Pantry, 894-3993, Thursdays 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:30-4:30 p.m., 519 Gerber St., Ligonier. Steuben County • Ashley Church of God, 101 N. Gonser Ave., weekly farm wagon every Tuesday opening at 10 a.m., need to provide Zip Code, number in household and age groups. • Fremont Community Church, 495-4122, pantry Wednesdays 3-5 p.m. or by appointment, meal third Wednesday of the month 4:30-6:30 p.m., 601 N. Coldwater St., Fremont. • Pleasant Lake United Methodist Church, 475-1722, Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1160 W. Main St., Pleasant Lake. • Project HELP of Steuben County, 665-9697, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 711 East Harcourt Road Angola. Source: Community Harvest Food Bank For more information or to make a donation, contact the location.





Editors’ affair rocks Britain’s phone hacking trial LONDON (AP) — A prosecutor electrified Britain’s phone hacking trial Thursday by revealing that Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson — the two most senior U.K. tabloid editors accused of illegal eavesdropping and bribery — had a secret affair lasting at least six years. Prosecutor Andrew Edis said the relationship between the two powerful editors — both former top Rupert Murdoch aides and associates of Prime Minister David Cameron — goes to the heart of the case’s key question: Who knew what during years of illicit activity at Murdoch’s News of the World and Sun tabloids? The fact they had an affair and kept it secret “means they trusted each other a lot,� Edis said. He said there was “absolute confidence between the two of them� about issues at their work. “Through the relevant period, what Mr. Coulson knew Mrs. Brooks knew

too, and what Mrs. Brooks knew Mr. Coulson knew too, because it’s clear ‌ that as at February 2004 they had been having an affair which had lasted at least six years,� he said. The two enjoyed close ties to Britain’s media and political elite. Brooks has been friends with Cameron and Coulson served as his communications director before and after Cameron’s election as prime minister in 2010. Edis said their affair started in about 1998 and covered the period when Brooks was News of the World editor and Coulson her deputy — including the period in 2002 when the newspaper hacked into the phone of 13-year-old Milly Dowler, who was later found murdered. The prosecution contends that Brooks and Coulson must have sanctioned the hacking. Brooks and Coulson, both 45, Brooks’ current husband Charles Brooks, and five others are on trial in the first major criminal

case spawned by the revelation of the paper’s eavesdropping. The eight defendants all deny a variety of charges related to phone hacking, bribing officials and obstructing a police inquiry. The phone hacking scandal forced Murdoch to shut the 168-year-old News of the World, triggered police inquiries into phone hacking and bribery by journalists and has created intense pressure on Britain’s freewheeling tabloid press to mend its ways. In his opening statement Thursday, Edis laid out the prosecution’s claim that Brooks, Coulson and other senior editors must have known about phone hacking that went on for years at the News of the World and its sister paper, The Sun. He said News of the World journalists, with consent from the tabloid’s top editors, colluded to eavesdrop on the voice mail messages of phones of politicians, royalty, celebrities and even rival reporters


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No dropoff for Hostetler BY KEN FILLMORE

FREMONT — Cherish what Abby Hostetler has done for nearly seven seasons of running between cross country and track and appreciate what is left with one more high school cross country meet and several more track meets in the spring. She is competing at a level that is not seen all that often from a Steuben County prep athlete. Hostetler has been healthy this fall after dealing with a stress reaction in her right femur during the postseason stretch last cross country season. She still had her best state finals finish in Terre Haute in ninth place. And there has not been a falloff in her senior season. Hostetler won four meets in the regular season before winning regional, sectional and Northeast Corner Conference runs. After placing third in the New Haven Semistate this past Saturday, the Fremont senior will go for her third straight podium finish in her fourth straight state finals meet on Saturday on the LaVern Gibson Championship Course at the Wabash Valley Sports Center. Hostetler and Prairie Heights junior Aspen Dirr will run in the girls race at 1:45 p.m. West Noble’s Brandon Arnold and DeKalb’s Mark Beckmann will run in the boys’ race first at 1 p.m. Hostetler has bounced back from the injury. But it’s hard to maintain the high level of productivity she has had. Priorities change. Edges can be lost. Senioritis can kick in with those

factors coming into play. The teenager is having her fun. But her drive has not wavered, especially when the starter pulls the trigger. “Senioritis has not hurt her all that much. There has been time that the training has not gone as we wanted. But when the gun goes off, you see a different set of circumstances,” Eagles coach Moses Castillo said. “She’s a competitor who wants to succeed. She exudes what you want out of the program and the girls grow with her. It’s an honor to coach such a wonderful young lady.” There’s a part of Hostetler where she is still kicking herself for not getting on the podium with a least a 20th-place finish as a freshman in 2010. She placed 31st. There is no shortage of motivation for Hostetler and the podium positively consumes her. She was on the cross country podium her first time as a sophomore when she placed 15th in 2011. “She thrives on it,” Castillo said. “And she’ll be recharged and good to go. She’s gonna do well.” The powerful-running Hostetler prides herself on starting fast. But Castillo said she started too fast at The Plex last weekend and did not have much left at the end as she finished behind semistate champion Maddie Woods of Penn and runner-up Alex Buck from Pendleton Heights. Hostetler was ahead of everybody after running the first 400 meters in 69 seconds.



Fremont senior Abby Hostetler will run in her fourth IHSAA State Cross Country Meet Saturday afternoon on the LaVern Gibson Championship Course at the Wabash Valley Sports Center in Terre Haute and will go for her third straight podium finish by finishing in the top 20.

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2013 All-Northeast Corner Conference Football Teams OFFENSE Quarterbacks: Kyle Mast, Fairfield; William Kelly, Lakeland. Running backs: Cameron Kitson, FF; P.J. Dean, Eastside; Cody Conwell, Churubusco; Garren Deck, Central Noble. Wide receivers: Kadis Renier, ES; Nate Beatty, Fremont; Forrest Glogouski, FF; Joel Miller, LL. Tight ends: Wyatt Petty, LL; Corey Sarrazin, Chur. Linemen: Andrew Hager, FF; Tyler Hostetler, FF; Ryan Lichty, ES; Skylar Winters, Angola; Jacob Geiger, Chur.; Chris Lehman, LL; Steven Ramirez, West Noble; Adam Hursey, WN. Kicker: Marco Olivares, LL. At-Large: Kane Johnson, Chur. DEFENSE Linemen: Dakota Steele, Ang.; Carlos Medina, WN; Brient Hicks, Chur.; Evan Garretson, LL; Tony Zook, FF. Inside linebackers: Brock Baker, Frem.; Dylan Belcher, Ang.; Lyle McParlan, Chur.; Lucas Miller, FF. Outside linebackers/strong safeties: Teegan Brumbaugh, Chur.; Kyler Warble, WN; Kyle Casper, LL; Mitch DeWitt, FF; Zach Shepard, Prairie Heights. Free safeties: Austin Bauer, Ang.; Ty Lockhart, ES. Cornerbacks: Nolan Miller, FF; Logan Harris, Chur.; Simon Gardner, Ang. Punter: Joe Lee, WN. At-Large: Morgan Moore, LL. HONORABLE MENTION Angola — Robby Honer, Randy Mikonowicz, Nick Spears, Troy Zvirblis. Central Noble — Joel Cochard, Brock Noe. Churubusco — Beau Barkley, Travis Glick. Eastside — Conner Dove, Jesse Eck, Kyle Franz, Trent Huff, Trever Jokoty, Terry Nickolson, Kraig Whitman. Fairfield — Garrett Cole, Thomas Martin, Reece Miller. Fremont — Adam Dossett, Kaleb Hayes, Logan Peel. Lakeland — Arron Baker, Taylor Raatz. Prairie Heights — Alex Bentley, Bobby Blum, Corey Johnson, Lance Lochamire, Ryder Moore, Dylan Stayner. West Noble — Levi Nelson, Payton Shrock, Landon Stover.

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West Noble’s Brandon Arnold has a better idea of what he is getting himself into Saturday running in his second straight Indiana High School Athletic Association State Cross Country Finals. However, it will be a brand new experience for Prairie Heights junior Aspen Dirr. But she does have a better idea of how good she is. The pair will be running in their respective state meets on the LaVern Gibson Championship Course at the Wabash Valley Sports Center Saturday afternoon. Arnold will run in the boys’ race at 1 p.m., and Dirr will run in the girls’ race at 1:45 p.m. Arnold, a junior, won’t be starstruck by the environment and other runners in the elite race. Getting used to the spectacle and the course was accomplished in his first state finals run last year. “It will be like I know what to expect. I can just go and race,” he said. “My goal is to do a lot better. It won’t be as stressful this time around. In my last race (of the season), if I can’t give it everything I can, that would be very disappointing.” Arnold has put together another steady season. His postseason started by winning the Northeast Corner Conference meet on his home course at West Noble. He was second to DeKalb’s Mark Beckmann in the West Noble Sectional and fourth in the West Noble Regional. Arnold was eighth in the New Haven Semistate, finishing in 16 minutes, 8.74 seconds at The Plex at IPFW this past Saturday. He was fifth out of the 10 individuals making the state field who are not from state-qualifying teams. Dirr has picked it up in the postseason by setting personal best times and school records at the NECC, sectional, regional and semistate meets. That school record now stands at 19:21.51, which was good for 18th place at the New Haven Semistate.




Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is sacked by San Diego Chargers defensive end Corey Liuget, left, and linebacker Manti Te’o

earlier this season. The Colts will have the task of keeping the Houston Texans away from Luck during Sunday night’s NFL game.

Colts will be tested INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Colts have a major challenge on Sunday night: Keeping the Texans and defensive end J.J. Watt away from franchise quarterback Andrew Luck. Watt, the AP Defensive Player of the Year in 2012, sacked Luck three times in Houston’s win over the Colts last December. In two games against the Texans last season, Luck was sacked six times. This season, Watt has 4 1/2 sacks. He needs a half-sack to set the franchise record for most sacks by a Texans player in his first three seasons. “He’s got the physical attributes and the strength and speed,” Luck said. “His motor runs all the time. He’s chasing guys down 30 yards away. He’s making plays everywhere.” Watt does the dirty work, too, taking on extra blockers and still making plays against the run. Watt has 54 tackles this season, including 12 for losses. “He has a great combination of power, speed and determination to wreak havoc in your backfield,” Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton said. “He’s not just a good pass rusher, but he’s hell to


Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) celebrates after a sack during play this season.

deal with as far as trying to run the football. He takes on double teams, he splits double teams. He finds ways to get into your backfield and disrupt your run game. “ Watt anchors a unit that ranks No. 1 in both total defense and fewest yards allowed passing. The Colts expect to face a tough unit, even though linebacker Brian Cushing, the team’s leading tackler, is on injured reserve (left



College Basketball Trine men picked 4th in MIAA ROYAL OAK, Mich. — Trine University was picked to finish fourth in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association men’s basketball preseason coaches poll released on Thursday. Defending champion Calvin was picked to win the conference, receiving six of the coaches’ eight first-place votes and receiving eight points. Hope was picked second, receiving 12 points and the other two first-place votes. Adrian (21) was third, followed by Trine (26), Alma (32), Olivet (37), Kalamazoo (41) and Albion (47). The Thunder are coming off two straight winning seasons and two MIAA Tournament berths under coach Brooks Miller. They were 14-12 overall and tied for third in the MIAA with Adrian at 7-7. Trine will have to move on after the graduation of two of MIAA’s top players in guard Ian Jackson and athletic small forward Scott Rogers. Jackson was picked as a coaches’ Third Team NCAA Division III All-American and is the reigning MIAA most valuable player The Thunder have a few important returners coming back, including junior point guard Dustin Hall, forwards Jared Holmquist and Todd Watkins, and sophomore three-point specialist Nick Tatu. Key role players Tyler Good and Jake Bagley also return in Miller’s third

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Prep Volleyball Herschberger resigns at Fairfield BENTON — Highly successful Fairfield High School coach Carla Herschberger resigned from her coaching position on Wednesday after 13 seasons. Herschberger informed her Falcons of her decision to step down in a team meeting on Wednesday afternoon. She submitted her resignation to Fairfield athletic director Mark Hofer that same day. Herschberger will remain a classroom teacher at Fairfield. Herschberger compiled a 455-115 record in 16 seasons and made seven state finals appearances, six in Class 2A and one in 3A in 2012 when Fairfield reached the state semifinals and went 35-2. She also won 7 regional titles and 12 sectional crowns. Herschberger started at Westview and went 68-35 from 1997-99. She led the Warriors to sectional and regional titles and a 2A state finals appearance in 1999, and led the team to a sectional title in 1998. Herschberger

established a state power at Fairfield over the past 13 seasons, winning 387 matches, making six state finals and being the 2A runner-up to Muncie Burris in 2006 and 2010. She led the Falcons to a semistate title, 11 Northeast Corner Conference regular season championships, seven NECC Tournament titles and on their current streak of 10 straight sectional titles. “We can not begin to thank Carla for all she has done for Fairfield and our student-athletes as an educator and a coach,” Hofer said in a press release issued on Thursday. “She has done so much for the girls in developing their skills and taking our program to a level where we are respected across the state. But even more importantly, she took the time to work with each of the girls and helped them to reach for their best as a person. “She is a true coaching legend and we are so thankful for her time as the leader of our volleyball program.”

Several make 20 correct picks in Hannah contest KENDALLVILLE — Three contestants emerged to win the final Hannah Holstein Football Contests for the 2013 season at the KPC Media Group daily newspapers. In The Herald Republican contest, Sheri Bowden won the $25 gift certificate at the Angola

Pizza Hut in a tiebreaker over Angola’s Jeff Boswell. Both individuals picked all 20 games right. With the high score among the games to pick from being 67 by Southern Wells in its sectional first-round home win Friday, Sheri’s 57 was closer to 67 than Jeff’s 51. Angola’s Mary Tierney went 19-1. In The Star contest, Bill Armstrong of Auburn and Terry Howiler of Garrett both picked all 20 games correctly. But Armstrong’s tiebreaker of 60 was closer to the week’s high total — 67 by Southern Wells — than Howiler’s guess of 52. With that, Armstrong wins the $25 gift certificate to MJS Apparel in Garrett. A slew of contestants picked 18 correctly: Janet Zeider of Garrett, John Smurr of Garrett, Zachary Wood of Garrett, Kelly Getts of Corunna, Dave Cooper of Butler, Mary Benson of Auburn and John Burkhart of Auburn. The News Sun contest was also decided by tiebreaker, with Myron Noward of Kendallville taking the honors. Noward and Kendallville’s Mike Pasquali each picked all 20 games correctly. At 19-1 were Joe Ulery of Howe and Kenneth Myers of LaGrange. Final KPC Standings Week Year GB *WOSPB 19-1 149-41 — Fisher 18-2 144-46 5 Fillmore 19-1 143-47 6 Murdock/Friend 19-1 141-49 8 *World’s only sports prognosticating bovine

COLTS: Luck had been sacked 15 times in 7 games FROM PAGE B1

“He’s been consistent, he’s still making his plays,” Kubiak said. “We haven’t made some of the big plays defensively that we were making a year ago, and that’s something that we’re

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searching for.” As good as Watt is, he also has a difficult task. Watt will have to get through a Colts line that has kept Luck on his feet for the most part. The Colts went into the offseason focused


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on improving Luck’s protection, and Hamilton said the revamped unit has done a solid job. Luck has been sacked 15 times in seven games. “Our offensive line, considering that we’ve had to shuffle and juggle that lineup quite a bit, those guys are continuing to build that continuity that they’re going to need for the long haul,” Hamilton said. Luck also is one of the league’s most athletic quarterbacks. He has rushed for 183 yards and three touchdowns. His elusiveness has given his speedy receivers, especially

T.Y. Hilton, more chances to make big plays. Luck will face one of his toughest challenges yet against the Texans, and not just from Watt. Antonio Smith, who made the Pro Bowl last year, has 2 1/2 sacks from the other defensive end spot, and a reputation for creating problems for offenses. “Them guys there, they’re some head-bangers, and they’re athletic,” Colts running back Trent Richardson said. “They’re doing everything they can to rush the passer. Especially in the passing game, you’ve got to mind your Ps and Qs.”


West Noble junior Brandon Arnold will run in his second straight IHSAA State Cross Country Meet Saturday afternoon in Terre Haute.

STATE: Dirr has elevated goals FROM PAGE B1

She was the ninth out of 10 individual state qualifiers from non-state-qualifying teams. “It started to pick up before conference really,” first-year Panther head coach Mark Walter said. “At conference she did really well in placing third. (Amairany) Cruz from West Noble caught her at the end. But she started to realize what she is capable of and it was a confidence boost for us. “After sectional, we started making a list of what to look out for and where she can go. If she finished between 19:20 and 19:30, she was going to move on to state. I’m proud of her. She’s done a heckuva job.” Dirr has elevated her expectations and learned to run well through pain. She went to semistate as a freshman in 2011, then was set back by calf issues last year. Walter said those calf issues have not gone away. “I don’t think they were as bad as it was last year. It will tighten up now and then,” Walter said. “It’s just runner’s pain.”

Walter said improved training habits and work ethic this season has helped get Dirr to state. It has helped get over the hump to overcome her physical setbacks. Catching fire this postseason has sparked her competitive fire again. “I think Aspen wrote on her Twitter account that she never thought she would get to state. She surprised herself, and snuck up on people who I don’t think anticipated it,” Walter said. “She got into a sophomore slump where she was more of a wanting to run for fun kinda girl. “Now she’s ‘I believe and no one is going to beat me.’ Aspen is doing what she needs to do no matter what. That’s how she was in the mile in middle school. She was not going to lose this,” the coach continued. “She’s the one who put herself in this position. “Aspen pushed herself differently than in years past. Her tempo in intervals is at a pace she needs to be and she wants to push through leg pain. She’s realized she can get (college) scholarships. Look out for her in track.”

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Prairie Heights junior Aspen Dirr will make her first run in the IHSAA State Cross Country Finals Saturday.

HOSTETLER: State title hunt open FROM PAGE B1

“She has to maintain going up the staircase at the 1 and a half mile mark. Then at the 2-mile mark, put the hammer down,” Castillo said, referring to the Gibson course in Terre Haute. “We’ve done a lot of work to get past those 600 meters going up.” Hostetler is among the top runners in the state, and the state title hunt will be wide open with arguably the fastest long distance-running girl in Indiana high school history, Mishawaka’s Anna Rohrer, out due

to a broken bone in a foot. That injury came a few days after recording the fastest 5-kilometer time in state history in August at 16 minutes, 52.24 seconds. Anna Aldrich’s Fremont record of 18:06 is still in sight for Hostetler. Hostetler ran 18:20.25 at semistate, and was a little less than two seconds behind Buck. Hostetler has drawn interest from top colleges all over the country, including Alabama and Arizona. But she wants to stay within four hours from home.



NFL Standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England 6 2 0 .750 179 144 N.Y. Jets 4 4 0 .500 143 211 Miami 3 4 0 .429 152 167 Buffalo 3 5 0 .375 176 213 South Indianapolis 5 2 0 .714 187 131 Tennessee 3 4 0 .429 145 146 Houston 2 5 0 .286 122 194 Jacksonville 0 8 0 .000 86 264 North Cincinnati 6 2 0 .750 197 144 Baltimore 3 4 0 .429 150 148 Cleveland 3 5 0 .375 148 179 Pittsburgh 2 5 0 .286 125 153 West Kansas City 8 0 01.000 192 98 Denver 7 1 0 .875 343 218 San Diego 4 3 0 .571 168 144 Oakland 3 4 0 .429 126 150 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Dallas 4 4 0 .500 230 186 Philadelphia 3 5 0 .375 176 211 Washington 2 5 0 .286 173 229 N.Y. Giants 2 6 0 .250 141 223 South New Orleans 6 1 0 .857 196 120 Carolina 4 3 0 .571 170 96 Atlanta 2 5 0 .286 166 184 Tampa Bay 0 7 0 .000 100 163 North Green Bay 5 2 0 .714 212 158 Detroit 5 3 0 .625 217 197 Chicago 4 3 0 .571 213 206 Minnesota 1 6 0 .143 163 225 West Seattle 7 1 0 .875 205 125 San Francisco 6 2 0 .750 218 145 Arizona 4 4 0 .500 160 174 St. Louis 3 5 0 .375 165 198 Thursday, Oct. 31 Cincinnati at Miami, late Sunday, Nov. 3 Minnesota at Dallas, 1 p.m. Tennessee at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Carolina, 1 p.m. New Orleans at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Buffalo, 1 p.m. San Diego at Washington, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. Baltimore at Cleveland, 4:25 p.m. Pittsburgh at New England, 4:25 p.m. Indianapolis at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Open: Arizona, Denver, Detroit, Jacksonville, N.Y. Giants, San Francisco Monday, Nov. 4 Chicago at Green Bay, 8:40 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 Washington at Minnesota, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 Detroit at Chicago, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Baltimore, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Seattle at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Oakland at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Carolina at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Denver at San Diego, 4:25 p.m. Houston at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. Dallas at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m. Open: Cleveland, Kansas City, N.Y. ets, New England Monday, Nov. 11 Miami at Tampa Bay, 8:40 p.m.

Postseason Baseball WILD CARD NL: Pittsburgh 6, Cincinnati 2 AL: Tampa Bay 4, Cleveland 0 DIVISION SERIES American League Boston 3, Tampa Bay 1 Boston 12, Tampa Bay 2 Boston 7, Tampa Bay 4 Tampa Bay 5, Boston 4 Boston 3, Tampa Bay 1 Detroit 3, Oakland 2 Detroit 3, Oakland 2 Oakland 1, Detroit 0 Oakland 6, Detroit 3 Detroit 8, Oakland 6 Detroit 3, Oakland 0 National League St. Louis 3, Pittsburgh 2 St. Louis 9, Pittsburgh 1 Pittsburgh 7, St. Louis 1 Pittsburgh 5, St. Louis 3 St. Louis 2, Pittsburgh 1 St. Louis 6, Pittsburgh 1 Los Angeles 3, Atlanta 1 Los Angeles 6, Atlanta 1 Atlanta 4, Los Angeles 3 Los Angeles 13, Atlanta 6 Los Angeles 4, Atlanta 3 LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES American League Boston 4, Detroit 2 Detroit 1, Boston 0 Boston 6, Detroit 5 Boston 1, Detroit 0 Detroit 7, Boston 3 Boston 4, Detroit 3 Boston 5, Detroit 2 National League St. Louis 4, Los Angeles 2 St. Louis 3, Los Angeles 2, 13 innings St. Louis 1, Los Angeles 0 Los Angeles 3, St. Louis 0 St. Louis 4, Los Angeles 2 Los Angeles 6, St. Louis 4 St. Louis 9, Los Angeles 0 WORLD SERIES Boston 4, St. Louis 2 Boston 8, St. Louis 1 St. Louis 4, Boston 2 St. Louis 5, Boston 4 Boston 4, St. Louis 2 Boston 3, St. Louis 1 Boston 6, St. Louis 1

NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Toronto 14 10 4 0 20 48 32 Boston 12 8 4 0 16 35 22 Tampa Bay 12 8 4 0 16 40 33 Montreal 13 8 5 0 16 37 23 Detroit 13 7 4 2 16 29 34 Ottawa 12 4 6 2 10 35 38 Florida 12 3 7 2 8 26 42 Buffalo 15 2 12 1 5 23 43 Metropolitan Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 13 9 4 0 18 41 31 Carolina 12 4 5 3 11 26 36 N.Y. Islanders12 4 5 3 11 37 39 Columbus 11 5 6 0 10 31 29 N.Y. Rangers12 5 7 0 10 20 37 Washington 12 5 7 0 10 34 38 New Jersey 12 3 5 4 10 26 37 Philadelphia 11 3 8 0 6 20 30 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Colorado 11 10 1 0 20 35 16 Chicago 13 8 2 3 19 45 38 St. Louis 10 7 1 2 16 38 25 Minnesota 13 6 4 3 15 30 31 Nashville 12 6 5 1 13 23 32 Winnipeg 14 5 7 2 12 34 40 Dallas 12 5 6 1 11 31 36 Pacific Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA San Jose 13 10 1 2 22 51 24 Anaheim 14 10 3 1 21 44 36 Vancouver 15 9 5 1 19 42 41 Phoenix 13 8 3 2 18 43 40 Los Angeles 14 9 5 0 18 40 36 Calgary 12 5 5 2 12 36 43 Edmonton 14 3 9 2 8 36 54 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Wednesday’s Games Pittsburgh 3, Boston 2 Toronto 4, Calgary 2 Detroit 2, Vancouver 1 Los Angeles 4, San Jose 3, OT Thursday’s Games Boston 3, Anaheim 2, SO N.Y. Rangers 2, Buffalo 0 Nashville at Phoenix, late Friday’s Games Washington at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Columbus at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Carolina, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. St. Louis at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Montreal at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Colorado at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Detroit at Calgary, 9 p.m. Saturday’s Games Chicago at Winnipeg, 3 p.m. Anaheim at Buffalo, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Boston at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Carolina at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Florida at Washington, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Columbus, 7 p.m. Toronto at Vancouver, 7 p.m. Montreal at Colorado, 10 p.m. Detroit at Edmonton, 10 p.m.

Nashville at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Phoenix at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

NHL Scoring Leaders Sidney Crosby, Pit Steven Stamkos, TB Phil Kessel, Tor Henrik Sedin, Van Alexander Steen, StL Logan Couture, SJ Alex Ovechkin, Was Patrick Marleau, SJ Frans Nielsen, NYI Daniel Sedin, Van Martin St. Louis, TB Joe Pavelski, SJ 11 tied with 13 pts.

GP 13 12 14 15 10 13 12 13 12 15 12 13

G A PTS 8 13 21 9 9 18 9 9 18 3 15 18 11 5 16 7 9 16 10 5 15 8 7 15 7 8 15 6 9 15 7 7 14 5 9 14

ECHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L OLSL Pts GF GA Reading 2 3 0 0 4 10 12 Elmira 1 2 0 0 2 6 7 Wheeling 1 2 0 0 2 5 8 North Division Cincinnati 4 0 0 0 8 16 11 Evansville 3 0 0 0 6 8 3 Toledo 2 1 1 0 5 11 10 Fort Wayne 0 1 0 2 2 9 13 Kalamazoo 0 2 0 0 0 1 4 South Division Florida 6 0 0 0 12 29 16 S. Carolina 4 0 0 1 9 15 9 Greenville 3 2 0 0 6 13 11 Orlando 2 3 0 1 5 16 19 Gwinnett 1 4 0 0 2 11 19 WESTERN CONFERENCE Mountain Division W L OLSL Pts GF GA Alaska 4 1 0 0 8 19 6 Colorado 3 2 0 0 6 14 14 Idaho 2 2 0 0 4 12 14 Utah 1 1 1 1 4 10 13 Pacific Division Ontario 2 0 1 1 6 15 12 San Francisco 2 2 1 0 5 8 15 Stockton 2 1 0 0 4 12 8 Las Vegas 2 4 0 0 4 15 22 Bakersfield 0 3 0 1 1 7 16 NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Wednesday’s Games Cincinnati 4, Toledo 3 Gwinnett 4, Orlando 3, SO Greenville 3, Reading 1 Colorado 4, San Francisco 1 Thursday’s Games No games scheduled Friday’s Games Gwinnett at South Carolina, 7 p.m. Reading at Wheeling, 7 p.m. Greenville at Elmira, 7:05 p.m. Orlando at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Toledo at Kalamazoo, 7:30 p.m. Cincinnati at Evansville, 8:15 p.m. San Francisco at Colorado, 9:05 p.m. Ontario at Idaho, 9:10 p.m. Fort Wayne at Las Vegas, 10:05 p.m. Utah at Stockton, 10:30 p.m. Bakersfield at Alaska, 11:15 p.m.

National Basketball Association Friday’s Games New Orleans at Orlando, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Toronto at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Dallas at Houston, 8 p.m. Detroit at Memphis, 8 p.m. Miami at Brooklyn, 8 p.m. Portland at Denver, 9 p.m. Utah at Phoenix, 10 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Sacramento, 10 p.m. San Antonio at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games Cleveland at Indiana, 7 p.m. Chicago at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Memphis at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Toronto at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. Houston at Utah, 9 p.m. San Antonio at Portland, 10 p.m. Sacramento at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

WGC-HSBC Champions Scores Thursday At Sheshan International Golf Club Shanghai Purse: $8.5 million Yardage: 7,266; Par: 72 (36-36) First Round Rory McIlroy 33-32—65 Gonzalo F-Castano 32-35—67 Jamie Donaldson 35-32—67 Jordan Spieth 31-37—68 Tommy Fleetwood 36-32—68 Bubba Watson 32-36—68 Justin Rose 34-34—68 Scott Hend 35-34—69 Paul Casey 34-35—69 Kiradech Aphibarnrat 33-36—69 Ernie Els 36-33—69 Dustin Johnson 32-37—69 Graeme McDowell 34-35—69 Gaganjeet Bhullar 37-32—69 Jonas Blixt 35-35—70 Martin Kaymer 35-35—70 Ryan Moore 35-35—70 Ken Duke 37-33—70 Wenyi Huang 35-35—70 Jin Jeong 36-34—70 Kevin Streelman 36-34—70 Peter Hanson 36-34—70 Louis Oosthuizen 33-37—70 Boo Weekley 35-35—70 Sergio Garcia 35-35—70 Luke Donald 37-33—70 Darren Fichardt 37-33—70 Derek Ernst 35-36—71 Peter Uihlein 35-36—71 Lee Westwood 35-36—71 Graham DeLaet 36-35—71 Ian Poulter 36-35—71 Billy Horschel 35-36—71 Chris Wood 34-37—71 Hideki Matsuyama 36-35—71 Brian Gay 36-35—71 Phil Mickelson 38-33—71 Keegan Bradley 34-37—71 Michael Hendry 37-35—72 Francesco Molinari 38-34—72 Bill Haas 37-35—72 Scott Piercy 36-36—72 David Howell 37-35—72 Jaco Van Zyl 39-33—72 Mark Brown 36-36—72 John Merrick 37-35—72 Wen-Chong Liang 35-37—72 D.A. Points 37-35—72 Matteo Manassero 36-36—72 Mikko Ilonen 38-34—72 Hao Tong Li 37-35—72 Jimmy Walker 35-38—73 Brandt Snedeker 36-37—73 Stephen Gallacher 38-35—73 Jason Dufner 37-36—73 Masahiro Kawamura 36-37—73 Richard Sterne 37-37—74 Thomas Bjorn 36-38—74 Henrik Stenson 37-37—74 David Lynn 38-36—74 Ashun Wu 37-37—74 Rickie Fowler 36-38—74 Michael Thompson 39-35—74 Brett Rumford 36-39—75 George Coetzee 38-37—75 Hiroyuki Fujita 35-40—75 Miguel Angel Jimenez 39-36—75 Nick Watney 35-40—75 Gregory Bourdy 39-36—75 Mu Hu 37-39—76 Thongchai Jaidee 38-38—76 Daniel Popovic 39-38—77 Bo Van Pelt 39-38—77 Branden Grace 38-39—77 Seuk-Hyun Baek 41-40—81 Raphael Jacquelin 42-39—81 Ryo Ishikawa 39-42—81

Kendallville USBC Bowling Association Weekly High Scores Oct.20-26 High game High Series SUNDAY NITERS Team Pin Punchers 938 2699 Individual Kaitlin Smith 246 Ashley Terry 576 Sam Woods 279 745 1st place Gutter Ratz 21.5-6.5 MONDAY NIGHT SALLIES Team Shadow Bowl 1180 3399 Individual Jennifer Hinen 247 669 1st place Shadow Bowl 22-10 MONDAY NITE FOOTBALL LEAGUE Team A Toddler, Jr. & Sr. 721

Average Joes 2014 Individual Zula Fiandt 168 426 Jerry Campbell 247 Mike Chester 675 1st place A Toddler, Jr. & Sr. 17-7 BUD CAMPBELL MEMORIAL LEAGUE Team Team # 2 1256 3456 Individual Rebecca Godsey 237 Michaela Turnbull 633 Doug Terry 279 736 1st place Noble County Disposal 28-8 INDUSTRIAL LEAGUE Team Shepherds Buick GMC 1234 Campbellís by Shadow Bowl 3459 Individual Matt Patrick 277 Donnie Fike III 737 1st place Gridiron 20-12 BUD & MAXINE CAMPBELL MEMORIAL YOUTH LEAGUE Individual Jessica Willavize 99 259 Christopher Willavize 84 225 Bantam League JR/SR LEAGUE Team Team #3 1043 Team #6 3011 Individual Alexandria Smith 184 Melinda Smith 476 Joey James 224 626 1st Place Team #4 24-4

Indiana Pacers Scoring Player fgm-fga ftm-fta pts avg George 17-35 15-20 56 28.0 Stephenson 15-24 1-2 35 17.5 G. Hill 8-21 6-8 26 13.0 West 7-22 11-11 25 12.5 Scola 7-11 0-0 14 7.0 Hibbert 5-11 4-7 14 7.0 Johnson 3-6 4-4 11 5.5 Watson 2-6 2-4 7 3.5 Mahinmi 0-4 4-6 4 2.0 S. Hill 0-1 0-0 0 0.0 Butler 0-0 0-0 0 0.0 TEAM 64-141 47-62 192 96.0

Big Ten Standings Legends Conf. AllGames W L W L Michigan St. 4 0 7 1 Michigan 2 1 6 1 Nebraska 2 1 5 2 Minnesota 2 2 6 2 Iowa 2 2 5 3 Northwestern 0 4 4 4 Leaders Ohio St. 4 0 8 0 Wisconsin 3 1 5 2 Penn St. 1 2 4 3 Indiana 1 2 3 4 Illinois 0 3 3 4 Purdue 0 3 1 6 Saturday’s Games Minnesota at Indiana Illinois at Penn State Michigan at Michigan State Northwestern at Nebraska Ohio State at Purdue Wisconsin at Iowa

Mid-American Standings East Conf. AllGames W L W L 4 0 6 2 3 1 6 2 3 1 5 3 1 3 1 7 1 4 2 7 1 4 2 7 0 4 0 8

Buffalo Ohio Bowling Green UMass Akron Kent St. Miami (Ohio) West Ball St. 5 0 N. Illinois 4 0 Toledo 3 1 Cent. Michigan 2 2 W. Michigan 1 4 E. Michigan 0 4 Saturday’s Games Northern Illinois at UMass Kent State at Akron Eastern Michigan at Toledo Tuesday’s Games Bowling Green at Miami Ohio at Buffalo Wednesday’s Game Central Michigan at Ball State

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MIAA Standings Conf. AllGames W L W L Albion 3 0 5 2 Adrian 3 1 6 2 Hope 3 1 6 2 Olivet 2 1 6 1 Kalamazoo 1 2 3 4 Trine 0 3 3 4 Alma 0 4 0 8 Saturday’s Games Olivet at Albion, 1 p.m. Hope at Trine, 1 p.m. Adrian at Kalamazoo, 1 p.m.

Mid-States Football Assoc. Mideast League Standings Conf. AllGames W L W L Saint Francis (IL) 3 1 5 3 Saint Francis (IN) 2 1 5 2 Taylor 2 1 4 3 Marian 2 1 4 4 Robert Morris (IL) 2 2 6 3 Siena Heights 1 3 4 4 Concordia (MI) 0 3 1 6 Saturday’s Games Concordia (MI) at Saint Francis (IN) Saint Francis (IL) at Siena Heights Taylor at Marian Olivet Nazarene at William Penn Saint Xavier at Saint Ambrose Grand View at Waldorf

College Football Schedule Saturday, Nov. 2 EAST Virginia Tech (6-2) at Boston College (3-4), Noon Illinois (3-4) at Penn St. (4-3), Noon Columbia (0-6) at Yale (3-3), Noon Bryant (4-4) at Robert Morris (3-4), Noon Temple (1-7) at Rutgers (4-3), Noon N. Illinois (8-0) at UMass (1-7), Noon Penn (4-2) at Brown (4-2), 12:30 p.m. Stony Brook (3-4) at Maine (6-2), 12:30 p.m. Wake Forest (4-4) at Syracuse (3-4), 12:30 p.m. Bucknell (3-4) at Colgate (3-5), 1 p.m. Holy Cross (3-6) at Fordham (8-0), 1 p.m. Lafayette (2-5) at Georgetown (1-7), 1 p.m. Jacksonville (4-4) at Marist (5-3), 1 p.m. Cornell (1-5) at Princeton (5-1), 1 p.m. Monmouth (NJ) (4-4) at Sacred Heart (7-2), 1 p.m. CCSU (3-5) at Wagner (2-6), 1 p.m. Dartmouth (3-3) at Harvard (5-1), 5 p.m. St. Francis (Pa.) (3-4) at Duquesne (4-3), 6:10 p.m. Delaware (6-2) at Towson (8-1), 7 p.m. SOUTH Southern Miss. (0-7) at Marshall (4-3), Noon Bethune-Cookman (7-1) at NC Central (4-4), Noon Mississippi St. (4-3) at South Carolina (6-2), 12:21 p.m. North Carolina (2-5) at NC State (3-4), 12:30 p.m. Mercer (7-1) at Davidson (0-8), 1 p.m. Tennessee St. (7-2) at E. Kentucky (5-3), 1 p.m. Furman (3-5) at Georgia Southern (4-3), 1 p.m. W. Kentucky (4-4) at Georgia St. (0-8), 1 p.m. Hampton (3-5) at Morgan St. (2-6), 1 p.m. Va. Lynchburg (2-5) at NC A&T (4-3), 1 p.m. Campbell (1-7) at Stetson (1-6), 1 p.m. Middle Tennessee (4-4) at UAB (2-5), 1 p.m. Warner (0-9) at Gardner-Webb (4-4), 1:30 p.m. New Hampshire (4-3) at William & Mary (5-3), 1:30 p.m. Howard (3-5) at Delaware St. (3-5), 2 p.m. Florida A&M (2-6) at Norfolk St. (2-6), 2 p.m. Rhode Island (3-6) at Old Dominion (5-3), 2 p.m. Charleston Southern (7-2) at Presbyte-

rian (3-4), 2 p.m. SC State (5-3) at Savannah St. (1-8), 2 p.m. Samford (6-2) at The Citadel (2-6), 2 p.m. Murray St. (5-3) at UT-Martin (5-3), 2 p.m. Villanova (4-4) at James Madison (5-3), 2:30 p.m. Charlotte (4-4) at Coastal Carolina (8-0), 3 p.m. MVSU (1-7) at Grambling St. (0-8), 3 p.m. Chattanooga (6-2) at Appalachian St. (2-6), 3:30 p.m. Georgia (4-3) vs. Florida (4-3) at Jacksonville, Fla., 3:30 p.m. VMI (1-7) at Liberty (4-4), 3:30 p.m. Clemson (7-1) at Virginia (2-6), 3:30 p.m. Albany (NY) (1-7) at Richmond (3-5), 4 p.m. Alabama A&M (2-6) at Alcorn St. (7-2), 5 p.m. Jacksonville St. (6-2) at Austin Peay (0-8), 5 p.m. Tulane (6-2) at FAU (2-6), 5 p.m. New Mexico St. (1-7) at Louisiana-Lafayette (5-2), 5 p.m. East Carolina (5-2) at FIU (1-6), 6 p.m. Pittsburgh (4-3) at Georgia Tech (5-3), 7 p.m. Alabama St. (6-2) at Kentucky (1-6), 7:30 p.m. Arkansas St. (3-4) at South Alabama (3-4), 7:30 p.m. Miami (7-0) at Florida St. (7-0), 8 p.m. SE Louisiana (6-2) at McNeese St. (7-1), 8 p.m. Cent. Arkansas (5-3) at Northwestern St. (3-5), 8 p.m. MIDWEST Ohio St. (8-0) at Purdue (1-6), Noon Wisconsin (5-2) at Iowa (5-3), Noon Butler (6-3) at Dayton (6-2), 1 p.m. Tennessee Tech (3-6) at E. Illinois (7-1), 1 p.m. San Diego (5-3) at Valparaiso (1-7), 1 p.m. Morehead St. (3-5) at Drake (4-4), 2 p.m. N. Iowa (4-4) at Illinois St. (4-4), 2 p.m. Indiana St. (1-7) at Missouri St. (3-6), 2 p.m. Urbana (6-2) at SE Missouri (1-7), 2 p.m. Youngstown St. (7-1) at South Dakota (4-4), 2 p.m. S. Illinois (4-4) at W. Illinois (3-6), 2 p.m. Kent St. (2-7) at Akron (2-7), 3:30 p.m. Minnesota (6-2) at Indiana (3-4), 3:30 p.m. Iowa St. (1-6) at Kansas St. (3-4), 3:30 p.m. Michigan (6-1) at Michigan St. (7-1), 3:30 p.m. Northwestern (4-4) at Nebraska (5-2), 3:30 p.m. Navy (4-3) at Notre Dame (6-2), 3:30 p.m. Tennessee (4-4) at Missouri (7-1), 7 p.m. E. Michigan (1-7) at Toledo (5-3), 7 p.m. SOUTHWEST West Virginia (3-5) at TCU (3-5), 3:30 p.m. Kansas (2-5) at Texas (5-2), 3:30 p.m. UTSA (3-5) at Tulsa (2-5), 3:30 p.m. Sam Houston St. (6-2) vs. Stephen F. Austin (3-5) at Houston, 4 p.m. Auburn (7-1) at Arkansas (3-5), 6 p.m. Nicholls St. (4-4) at Lamar (3-5), 7 p.m. Oklahoma St. (6-1) at Texas Tech (7-1), 7 p.m. UTEP (1-6) at Texas A&M (6-2), 9 p.m. FAR WEST Army (3-5) at Air Force (1-7), Noon Arizona (5-2) at California (1-7), 3:30 p.m. Montana St. (6-2) at N. Colorado (1-7), 3:40 p.m. San Jose St. (4-3) at UNLV (5-3), 4 p.m. Hawaii (0-7) at Utah St. (4-4), 4 p.m. Weber St. (1-7) at Portland St. (4-4), 4:05 p.m. Montana (6-2) at Sacramento St. (4-4), 4:05 p.m. Texas St. (5-3) at Idaho (1-7), 5 p.m. E. Washington (6-2) at Idaho St. (3-5), 5:05 p.m. North Dakota (2-6) at N. Arizona (6-2), 7 p.m. Cal Poly (3-5) at UC Davis (3-6), 7 p.m. Colorado (3-4) at UCLA (5-2), 7:30 p.m. Boise St. (5-3) at Colorado St. (4-4), 8 p.m. New Mexico (2-5) at San Diego St. (3-4), 8 p.m. Nevada (3-5) at Fresno St. (7-0), 10:30 p.m.

College Basketball Preseason Top 25 The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ preseason college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, 2012-13 final records, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and 2012-13 final ranking: Record Pts Prv 1. Kentucky (27) 21-12 1,546 — 2. Michigan St. (22) 27-9 1,543 9 3. Louisville (14) 35-5 1,501 2 4. Duke (2) 30-6 1,435 6 5. Kansas 31-6 1,357 3 6. Arizona 27-8 1,311 21 7. Michigan 31-8 1,120 11 8. Oklahoma St. 24-9 1,093 17 8. Syracuse 30-10 1,093 16 10. Florida 29-8 1,048 14 11. Ohio St. 29-8 1,036 7 12. North Carolina 25-11 954 — 13. Memphis 31-5 741 19 14. VCU 27-9 680 — 15. Gonzaga 32-3 538 1 16. Wichita St. 30-9 512 — 17. Marquette 26-9 510 15 18. UConn 20-10 448 — 19. Oregon 28-9 408 25 20. Wisconsin 23-12 338 18 21. Notre Dame 25-10 332 23 22. UCLA 25-10 244 24 23. New Mexico 29-6 213 10 24. Virginia 23-12 189 — 25. Baylor 23-14 180 — Others receiving votes: Tennessee 176, Creighton 145, Indiana 111, Colorado 83, Iowa 83, Harvard 46, Boise St. 22, Villanova 14, Arizona St. 11, Georgetown 11, UNLV 8, Washington 8, LSU 6, Pittsburgh 6, Stanford 6, Boston College 5, La Salle 4, Missouri 3, Saint Louis 3, St. John’s 3, Cincinnati 1.

Baseball Free Agents NEW YORK (AP) — The 147 players who became free agents Thursday (x-agreed to a minor league contract with Cleveland later in the day): AMERICAN LEAGUE BALTIMORE (7) — Scott Feldman, rhp; Jason Hammel, rhp; Nate McLouth, of; Michael Morse, of; Brian Roberts, 2b; Francisco Rodriguez, rhp; Chris Snyder, c. BOSTON (6) — Stephen Drew, ss; Jacoby Ellsbury, of; Joel Hanrahan, rhp; John McDonald, ss; Mike Napoli, 1b; Jarrod Saltalamacchia, c. CHICAGO (2) — Gavin Floyd, rhp; Paul Konerko, 1b. CLEVELAND (6) — Matt Albers, rhp; x-Jason Giambi, dh; Rich Hill, lhp; Scott Kazmir, lhp; Kelly Shoppach, c; Joe Smith, rhp. DETROIT (7) — Joaquin Benoit, rhp; Jeremy Bonderman, rhp; Octavio Dotel, rhp; Omar Infante, 2b; Brayan Pena, c; Jhonny Peralta, ss; Ramon Santiago, 2b. HOUSTON (1) — Erik Bedard, lhp. KANSAS CITY (4) — Bruce Chen, lhp; Carlos Pena, 1b; Ervin Santana, rhp; Miguel Tejada, 2b. LOS ANGELES (1) — Jason Vargas, lhp. MINNESOTA (1) — Mike Pelfrey, rhp. NEW YORK (13) — Robinson Cano, 2b; Joba Chamberlain, rhp; Curtis Granderson, of; Travis Hafner, dh; Phil Hughes, rhp; Hiroki Kuroda, rhp; Boone Logan, lhp; Lyle Overbay, 1b; Andy Pettitte, lhp; Mark Reynolds, 1b-3b; Mariano Rivera, rhp; Brendan Ryan, ss; Kevin Youkilis, 3b. OAKLAND (2) — Grant Balfour, rhp; Bartolo Colon, rhp. SEATTLE (5) — Endy Chavez, of; Raul Ibanez, of; Kendrys Morales, dh; Oliver Perez, lhp; Humberto Quintero, c. TAMPA BAY (9) — Jesse Crain, rhp; Roberto Hernandez, lhp; Kelly Johnson, of; James Loney, 1b; Jose Molina, c; Fernando Rodney, rhp; Luke Scott, dh; Jamey Wright, rhp; Delmon Young, of. TEXAS (8) — Lance Berkman, dh;

Nelson Cruz, of; Jason Frasor, rhp; Matt Garza, rhp; Colby Lewis, rhp; David Murphy, of; A.J. Pierzynski, c; Geovany Soto, c. TORONTO (4) — Rajai Davis, of; Josh Johnson, rhp; Darren Oliver, lhp; Ramon Ortiz, rhp. NATIONAL LEAGUE ARIZONA (3) — Willie Bloomquist, 2b; Eric Chavez, 3b; Will Nieves, c. ATLANTA (8) — Luis Ayala; rhp; Scott Downs, lhp; Freddy Garcia, rhp; Tim Hudson, rhp; Kameron Loe, rhp; Paul Maholm, lhp; Brian McCann, c; Eric O’Flaherty, lhp. CHICAGO (4) — Scott Baker, rhp; Kevin Gregg, rhp; Matt Guerrier, rhp; Dioner Navarro, c. CINCINNATI (6) — Bronson Arroyo, rhp; Shin-Soo Choo, of; Zach Duke, lhp; Cesar Izturis, ss; Nick Masset, rhp; Manny Parra, lhp. COLORADO (5) — Rafael Betancourt, rhp; Jeff Francis, lhp; Todd Helton, 1b; Roy Oswalt, rhp; Yorvit Torrealba, c. LOS ANGELES (10) — Jerry Hairston Jr., 3b; J.P. Howell, lhp; Carlos Marmol, rhp; Ricky Nolasco, rhp; Nick Punto, ss; Skip Schumaker, 2b; Juan Uribe, 3b; Edinson Volquez, rhp; Brian Wilson, rhp; Michael Young, 3b. MIAMI (5) — Matt Diaz, of; Austin Kearns, of; Juan Pierre, of; Placido Polanco, 3b; Chad Qualls, rhp. MILWAUKEE (3) — Yuniesky Betancourt, 1b; Mike Gonzalez, lhp; Corey Hart, of-1b. NEW YORK (7) — David Aardsma, rhp; Tim Byrdak, lhp; Pedro Feliciano, lhp; Frank Francisco, rhp; Aaron Harang, rhp; LaTroy Hawkins, rhp; Daisuke Matsuzaka, rhp. PHILADELPHIA (2) — Roy Halladay, rhp; Carlos Ruiz, c. PITTSBURGH (7) — Clint Barmes, ss; John Buck, c; A.J. Burnett, rhp; Marlon Byrd, of; Kyle Farnsworth, rhp; Jeff Karstens, rhp; Justin Morneau, 1b. ST. LOUIS (4) — Carlos Beltran, of; Chris Carpenter, rhp; Rafael Furcal, ss; Edward Mujica, rhp. SAN DIEGO (3) — Ronny Cedeno, ss; Mark Kotsay, of; Jason Marquis, rhp. SAN FRANCISCO (2) — Chad Gaudin, rhp; Javier Lopez, lhp. WASHINGTON (2) — Dan Haren, rhp; Chad Tracy, 3b-1b.

World Golf Ranking 1. Tiger Woods 2. Adam Scott 3. Phil Mickelson 4. Henrik Stenson 5. Justin Rose 6. Rory McIlroy 7. Steve Stricker 8. Matt Kuchar 9. Brandt Snedeker 10. Jason Dufner 11. Zach Johnson 12. Graeme McDowell 13. Jim Furyk 14. Luke Donald 15. Keegan Bradley 16. Webb Simpson 17. Jason Day 18. Charl Schwartzel 19. Sergio Garcia 20. Jordan Spieth 21. Lee Westwood 22. Ian Poulter 23. Dustin Johnson 24. Ernie Els 25. Bill Haas 26. Hunter Mahan 27. Nick Watney 28. Hideki Matsuyama 29. Bubba Watson 30. Louis Oosthuizen


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LPGA Player of the Year Standings 1. Inbee Park, 2. Suzann Pettersen, 3. Stacy Lewis, 4. Beatriz Recari, 5. So Yeon Ryu, 6. Hee Young Park, 7. Shanshan Feng, 8. I.K. Kim, 9. Na Yeon Choi, 9. Karrie Webb, 11. Lexi Thompson, 12. Jiyai Shin, 13. Angela Stanford, 14. Amy Yang, 15. Cristie Kerr, 16. Ilhee Lee, 17. Paula Creamer, 18. Lizette Salas, 19. Catriona Matthew, 20. Caroline Hedwall, 21. Jessica Korda, 22. Chella Choi, 22. Jennifer Johnson, 24. Karine Icher, 25. Morgan Pressel, 26. Jodi Ewart Shadoff, 27. Anna Nordqvist, 28. Pornanong Phatlum, 28. Yani Tseng, 30. Gerina Piller,

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SPORTS BRIEFS • Washington Nationals hire Matt Williams as manager WASHINGTON (AP) — Matt Williams will make his debut as a major league manager with the Washington Nationals, a hiring announced by Mike Rizzo on Thursday, one day after the World Series ended. The Nationals will hold a news conference to introduce Williams at their stadium on Friday. He replaces the retired Davey Johnson, who won the NL Manager of the Year award for leading Washington to a majors-leading 98 wins and the NL East title in 2012, then announced before this season that 2013 would be it for him in the Nationals’ dugout. After entering the season with sky-high expectations — and, famously, Johnson’s “World Series or bust” declaration — the Nationals missed the playoffs, going 86-76 and finishing 10 games out of first place in the division. The 47-year-old Williams was the third-base coach for the Diamondbacks the past three seasons. He has only brief managerial experience at any level, having spent some time in the Arizona Fall League and five weeks as a midseason fill-in at Double-A in the minors.

Alexi Emelin signs 4-year deal with Canadiens MONTREAL (AP) — Hard-hitting defenseman Alexei Emelin has signed a four-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens. The deal is reportedly worth $16.4 million and takes effect in the 2014-15 season. The 27-year-old Russian has yet to play this season because of a knee injury. He is earning $2 million this season. General manager Marc Bergevin said Thursday that Emelin is an “important part of our group of core players” and “can play big minutes against the opponents’ best players.” Emelin was eligible to become an unrestricted free agent next summer. He tore a knee ligament April 6 and is expected back in late November or early December.

Kevin Seitzer hired as hitting coach of Blue Jays TORONTO (AP) — Former All-Star third baseman Kevin Seitzer has been hired as hitting coach of the Toronto Blue Jays. Seitzer replaces Chad Mottola, who got the job after the 2012 season when Dwayne Murphy moved from hitting coach to first-base coach. The 51-year-old Seitzer was hitting coach for Arizona during the first half of the 2007 season and for Kansas City from 2009-12. He had a .295 average with 74 home runs and 613 RBIs for the Royals, Milwaukee, Oakland and Cleveland in 12 major league seasons. Toronto, which announced the hiring Thursday, was 73-89 this season and was 15th in the major leagues with a a .252 batting average. The Blue Jays said Oct. 7 that Mottola and Murphy will not return for 2014.

Pro Rodeo Leaders All-around 1. Trevor Brazile, 2. Tuf Cooper, 3. Jade Corkill, 4. Rhen Richard, 5. Steven Dent, 6. Shane Proctor, 7. Caleb Smidt, 8. Landon McClaugherty, 9. Ryan Jarrett, 10. Stetson Vest, 11. Josh Peek, 12. Dakota Eldridge, 13. Jake Cooper, 14. JoJo LeMond, 15. Morgan Grant, 16. Clayton Hass, 17. Ryle Smith, 18. Paul David Tierney, 19. Trell Etbauer, 20. Curtis Cassidy,

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Transactions BASEBALL American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Exercised the 2014 contract option on RHP Matt Lindstrom. Named Todd Steverson hitting coach. CLEVELAND INDIANS — Released RHP Chris Perez. Agreed to terms with DH Jason Giambi on a minor league contract. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Exercised the 2014 contract option on RHP James Shields. TAMPA BAY RAYS — Assigned DH Freddy Guzman outright to Durham (IL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Named Kevin Seitzer hitting coach. National League NEW YORK METS — Reinstated 1B Ike Davis, LHPs Josh Edgin and Scott Rice, RHPs Matt Harvey, Jenrry Mejia, Bobby Parnell and Jeremy Hefner from the 60-day DL. SAN DIEGO PADRES — Traded LHP Colt Hynes to Cleveland for cash considerations. WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Named Matt Williams manager. American Association SIOUX FALLS CANARIES — Traded C/INF Jake Taylor to St. Paul to complete an earlier trade. FOOTBALL National Football League CINCINNATI BENGALS — Activated WR Andrew Hawkins from injured reserve. DALLAS COWBOYS — Signed DE Jason Vega to the practice squad. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Signed TE Chase Ford to the practice squad. HOCKEY National Hockey League BOSTON BRUINS — Recalled F Ryan Spooner from Providence (AHL). COLORADO AVALANCHE — Traded F Steve Downie to Philadelphia for F Maxime Talbot. DETROIT RED WINGS — Assigned C Luke Glendening to Grand Rapids (AHL). MINNESOTA WILD — Reassigned F Stephane Veilleux to Iowa (AHL). OTTAWA SENATORS — Assigned F Jean-Gabriel Pageau to Binghamton (AHL). ECHL IDAHO STEELHEADS — Signed G Garrett Bartus. SOCCER Major League Soccer CHICAGO FIRE — Named Frank Yallop coach and director of soccer.

Royals exercise option on Shields for 2014 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals exercised their $13.5 million option on right-hander James Shields on Thursday after he anchored one of the league’s best starting rotations last season. Shields, acquired last offseason in a trade from Tampa Bay, went 13-9 with a 3.15 ERA and an AL-leading 228 2-3 innings. Shields was especially strong after the All-Star break, going 9-3 with a 3.06 ERA to help the Royals get into playoff contention. Kansas City went 43-27 after the break to finish 86-76, its best record since 1989. Shields won the Joe Burke Special Achievement Awarded presented by the Kansas City chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

Rangers decline $12M contract option for Berkman ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers have declined their $12 million contract option for Lance Berkman, making the 37-year-old switchhitter a free agent. Berkman gets a $1 million buyout for the second year of the deal signed in January. Berkman hit .242 with six home runs and 34 RBIs in 73 games this season. He went on the disabled list July 7 with a left inflammation and a sore right knee, and played only five games after coming back the final month of the season. The six-time All-Star played only 32 games for St. Louis in 2012, when he dealt with a strained left calf and had two operations on his right knee. He hit .301 in 2011 for the Cardinals, who won the World Series that season over Texas.

Padres trade Hynes to Indians SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have traded left-hander Colt Hynes to the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations. Hynes had been designated for assignment by the club Oct. 26. Hynes, a 31st-round pick by the Padres in the 2007 amateur draft, split his time between the Padres, Triple-A Tucson and Double-A San Antonio last season.







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Paradox: Indiana’s local option income tax

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Indiana has caps on property taxes. This year the caps reduced property taxes by about $768 million or 11 percent. Indiana has local option income taxes that counties adopt to reduce property taxes some more. All counties now have local income taxes. Common sense says that when a county adopts a tax-relief income tax on top of tax-reducing caps, taxes will be even lower. Wrong again, common sense! Sometimes the combination of tax caps and local option income taxes can increase total tax bills and local government revenues. It’s the paradox of local option income taxes. Here’s what happens. Property taxes are capped at 1 percent of gross assessed value for homeowners, 2 percent for other residential housing (such as rentals or vacation homes) and farmland, and 3 percent for business property. Gross assessed value is the estimated market value of most properties before deductions are subtracted. Local governments set their tax rates at the end of the budget process. If the rate results in a tax bill higher than a property’s cap, a tax cap credit is applied to reduce the bill to the cap amount. Here’s the key fact: The tax cap is the taxpayer’s last defense against high tax bills. All deductions and credits are subtracted before the tax cap credit is applied. This includes the credits from local option income taxes. Indiana’s local option income taxes apply to Indiana taxable income, the same as the state income tax. When a county adopts this tax for property tax relief, the income tax rate increases, and then the property tax bill is reduced by a local option income tax credit. The income tax revenue replaces this lost property tax revenue for local governments. Counties can distribute tax relief in three ways, or in combinations of the three. On average, across the state, if the local option income tax is adopted at 1 percent and the relief is offered only to homeowners, the homestead credit will be about 51 percent. If the county distributes the relief to all residential property, the credit averages 31 percent. If it goes to all property, the credit averages 17 percent. Consider a homestead valued at $200,000 and a property tax rate of $3 per $100 assessed value (3 percent). Deductions would usually subtract $102,250, leaving taxable assessed value of $97,750. The tax bill would be $2,933. But taxes are capped at $2,000, which is 1 percent of the gross assessed value. The taxpayer gets a credit of $933 and pays $2,000. That $933 credit is lost revenue for local governments. Now suppose the county adopts a local option income tax at 1 percent, and distributes the tax relief to all property. The local option income tax credit is 17 percent. The tax caps come at the end of the tax bill calculation, so the 17 percent credit applies to the tax bill of $2,933. That’s a credit of $499, and the remaining property tax bill is $2,434. The tax cap is still $2,000, but the tax cap credit is now only $434. This homeowner pays the same capped property tax bill, even after the credit. But the homeowner pays the local income tax, too! Most people who own $200,000 houses also have Indiana taxable income, so they’ll pay more income tax with the added 1 percent local option income tax rate. An income tax designed for property tax relief has increased total property plus income taxes. Paradox explained. Taxpayers with lower-valued property or with lower property tax rates will see the full tax reduction and may pay less in total taxes. Taxpayers with property at the caps don’t see the full tax reduction, because the local option income tax credit substitutes for the tax cap credit. But all of the income tax revenue is still distributed among the county’s local governments. Put another way, the income tax credit reduces the property tax revenue lost from the tax cap credits. Local government receives more revenue. It’s hard to say if this is what the General Assembly intended, since the local option income taxes were invented before the tax caps. One of the reasons for the income taxes, though, was to shift local taxes away from property and toward income. Local governments know that the income taxes can reduce their tax cap revenue losses. That’s an incentive to adopt. And that shifts taxation toward income, which is what many legislators had in mind. LARRY DEBOER is professor of agricultural economics at Purdue University. His column appears in Indiana newspapers.

Daughter’s presence is heaven ‘scent’ This is a story that Susanne’s daughter, Gale’s great-niece told her this story. Audrey, told Susanne quite a few years While she was taking a shower (she ago. Susanne’s daughter, Sandi, passed thought her kids were sleeping) the 2-yearaway at age of 15 from leukemia. Audrey old and the 3-year-old came into the and Susanne had dreams about bathroom and showed her the Sandi, but her father, Bill, had “lunch” they had prepared for not dreamed about Sandi after her her: a peanut butter, ketchup passing, and he was disappointed. and mustard sandwich, cottage A few months after her death, cheese and A-1 sauce. They he was driving home from work said, “‘Prize, Mommy, ‘prize!” on an interstate highway. There (“Surprise, Mommy, surprise!”) was not much traffic at the time. — Gale Spence of Angola Then he noticed he smelled Sandi’s favorite perfume, and 4, was spending the GRACE dayGabriel, with his papa. Soon Gabriel he recognized it. He thought to “I’m hungry!” Papa asked look at his speedometer, and was HOUSHOLDER said, surprised to notice he was going him, “How do know you’re 90 miles an hour! So he slowed hungry?” Gabriel answered, down to the legal limit. After “Cause my stomach is gnawing a few minutes he came upon a at my arm.” — Linda English horrific car accident involving three cars! Rhoden (great-grandma) of South Carolina He realized that if he had not slowed down, he would probably have been involved in Joyce’s grandsons’ dog had passed on that accident. When he got home, he told so her grandsons Dustin, 9, and Dillon 7, Audrey that he was no longer concerned decided to bury him. Their mother helped about not dreaming about Sandi. “She saved them dig a hole in the corner of their back my life today, so I know she’s still with us; yard. Since they went to a Christian school, if only in spirit!” he said — Susanne Ketner she asked them if they wanted to say a (Sandi’s “Nana”) of Pennsylvania few words to God for their dog. Dustin went first and said a few words and then Breann, her mother and two sisters were it was Dillon’s turn. He started and could eating dinner with Zelma and Grandpa. not stop. On and on he went talking to They were having chicken. Breann, 8, God about the dog. Finally Dustin said, said, “Grandma, can you get us a yodel for “Alright, Dillon, say amen. You are no the gravy?” (She meant ladle.) — Zelma preacher.” — Joyce Griffin (Grandma) of Feltner of Kendallville Florida


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Virginia may become a GOP wake-up call WASHINGTON — It isn’t over yet, but a bookie today would predict a Terry McAuliffe victory in the Virginia governor’s election next week. Washington Post polling shows the Democratic businessman and fundraiser with a double-digit lead (51 percent to 39 percent) over Republican Ken Cuccinelli following a campaign ad blitz that shredded the sitting attorney general over his conservative views. It’s not that voters love McAuliffe. They just don’t like Cuccinelli — and they really don’t like the Republican Party. Partly, this is Cuccinelli’s fault. His conservative views on same-sex marriage and abortion do not resonate with many voters, especially women. He also suffered some collateral damage from Gov. Bob McDonnell’s questionable practices in accepting gifts and cash donations for personal use. But mostly, the polls suggest that general distaste for the GOP and the Republican role in shutting down the government has doomed Cuccinelli at a time when he ought to be celebrating his insight in leading the legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act. Fifty-five percent said the shutdown is very important to their vote. For this, Republicans can thank their tea-party constituents in the House of Representatives and the singular Ted Cruz in the Senate — the latter’s Texas ovation and Iowa stampede notwithstanding. These were the actors who forced the shutdown and who, should Republicans begin

losing gubernatorial and congressional races, would be the major reason. Disgust trickles down, over and out. Seeing Virginia as a bellwether state does have certain limitations, including the fact that the percentage of registered Virginia voters personally inconvenienced KATHLEEN by the shutdown (35 percent) PARKER was higher than the national average (22 percent). Even so, nationally, the shutdown and the dysfunction leading up to it are blamed on Republicans more than on Democrats or President Obama. A recent Post-ABC poll found that 81 percent of Americans disapproved of the shutdown, and 53 percent blamed Republicans. Twenty-nine percent blamed the president. Republicans can try as they might to dissuade voters from this perspective, but they will convince only the lead singers in the choir. Even Republican House leaders, who never wanted to tie the ACA to funding the government, understand the damage that has been done. This includes the possibility that come 2014, Virginia’s Democratic tilt could also indicate a possible reordering of power in the U.S. House of Representatives. Nancy Pelosi, who would replace John Boehner and resume her seat as speaker should Democrats win enough

seats, lately seems to have an extra spring in her step. Whether Democrats are too soon counting their chickens depends on a few unknowns: One is whether Republicans turn out in greater numbers than Democrats next week, the usual trend in off-year elections. Republicans tend to be more motivated, but more voters may not be enough. Not even the fact that McAuliffe’s business dealings have raised eyebrows has been sufficient to make his opponent more attractive. Another unknown is what happens when the next round of spending and debt-ceiling debates arise early next year. The temporary agreement that put federal employees back to work could result in a replay of the recent debacle unless Republican leaders can convince their Braveheart faction to stand down and defer to their elders. This is a chance that probably needs liposuction, but Republicans have no other choice unless they’re ready to go back home and bore their neighbors with stories of their principled martyrdom. The alternative is for the GOP to successfully recruit strong candidates to unseat their unruly, ideologically rigid contingent, which poses a significant challenge given recent gerrymandering that secured Republican incumbency in many districts. Some GOP strategists would argue that getting rid of tea-party candidates is burning down the village to save it, given that internal disagreements are not about goals but tactics, which can be changed.

The percentage of registered Virginia voters personally inconvenienced by the shutdown (35 percent) was higher than the national average (22 percent).

• There’s obvious merit to this view, but the general view nationally of the tea party’s effect on governance has been so negative that all Republicans suffer by association. Moreover, if the tea-party members of the House have demonstrated one prevailing trait, it is that they would rather perish than surrender, i.e. change tactics. Finally, perhaps the pivotal unknown is whether the ACA gets past the “glitches” and becomes the full-on train wreck so oft-invoked by Republicans. Thus far, with millions losing their coverage and premiums rising for others, this, too, seems at least a coin toss if not a crapshoot. So it isn’t over yet, in Virginia or elsewhere, but Republicans have little time to regain the trust and confidence of the nonideological centrist majority. It’s time to dump the tea party in the Potomac. KATHLEEN PARKER is a syndicated columnist with Tribune Media Services. She can be reached at




Mom center of battle between son, friend DEAR ABBY: I have been divorced five years and have five children, ranging in age from 23 to 8. When I was having trouble with my middle son, “Logan,” I found help from his godfather, “Carl.” I hadn’t seen Carl in years. He was my ex’s best friend when Logan was born. Long story short, Carl and I have been in a committed relationship for two years now. He has been more a part of our lives than my ex has. Four of my kids love Carl, and he is very involved in their lives. Logan, however, hates him and throws a fit if his name is mentioned. I have tried to explain that I didn’t intend this to happen, but Logan feels I “took away his godfather from him.” Carl is still there for him, but Logan will have none of it and refuses to listen. Carl and I mainly spend time together on the




weekends we don’t have our kids, or meet for lunch or breakfast. I’m at a loss. Logan is now 17. I don’t want to lose Carl. He’s a great man and wants what’s best for me and the kids. What should I do? — PULLED DEAR DEAR ABBY PULLED: Logan may be 17, but he is acting Jeanne Phillips like a child. Do not let his behavior discourage you from having a life. In another year he will be 18 — and either concentrating on finishing his education or finding a job. Logan needs to realize that he hasn’t “lost” a godfather, and that everyone

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Mites, mold and dander asthma culprits oldest outer layer of your skin tends to come off when it rubs against the sheets. The dust mites love that. These little critters are built of substances that irritate the air passages in our lungs. The same is true of mold. There is some mold in every home. ASK Since mold DOCTOR K. likes damp places, there’s likely to be mold in Dr. Anthony more bathrooms, Komaroff basements and poorly ventilated areas of the house. Molds are a type of fungi. Individually, molds are invisible, but when millions of them grow on something, like an overripe piece of fruit, you

can see them. Cats, dogs and other animals shed their skin and hair (their dander) just as we do. Animal dander contains substances that can irritate the air passages in the lungs. You can help control these allergens: • Clean and vacuum your bedroom frequently. • Wash your bedding frequently in hot water. • Remove carpets and heavy draperies from sleeping areas. • Keep pets out of your bedroom and bathe them regularly. Asthma sufferers can also be quite sensitive to environmental conditions. Your asthma may be reacting to air that is too hot, too cold, too moist or too dry. Experiment with adjusting the temperature and humidity in your bedroom and see what works best for your asthma. Another possibility is that your controller medicine is







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wearing off too quickly. A controller medicine, such as an inhaled corticosteroid, helps prevent asthma symptoms. Ask your doctor if you need to increase your dose, or take a dose before you go to bed. Many people find that lying down makes them more uncomfortable, although the asthma itself isn’t worse. Try propping yourself up rather than lying flat in bed. • Finally, gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) may be causing your symptoms to worsen at night. A small amount of stomach acid can come back up your esophagus and slide into your upper airways, irritating them. Try propping up the head of your bed, or ask your doctor about medications that can help control GERD. DR. KOMAROFF is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. His website is

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Democratic unity fraying amidst recent turmoil WASHINGTON (AP) — Just two weeks after President Barack Obama saw his Democratic Party put up an unyielding front against Republicans, his coalition is showing signs of stress. From health care to spying to pending budget deals, many congressional Democrats are challenging the administration and pushing for measures that the White House has not embraced. Some Democrats are seeking to extend the enrollment period for new health care exchanges. Others want to place restraints on National Security Administration surveillance capabilities. Still others are standing tough against any budget deal that uses long-term reductions in major benefit programs to offset immediate cuts in defense. Though focused on disparate issues, the

Democrats’ anxieties are connected by timing and stand out all the more when contrasted with the remarkable unity the party displayed during the recent showdown over the partial government shutdown and the confrontation over raising the nation’s borrowing limit. “That moment was always going to be fleeting,” said Matt Bennett, who worked in the Clinton White House and who regularly consults with Obama aides. “The White House, every White House, understands that these folks, driven either by principle or the demands of the politics of their state, have to put daylight between themselves and the president on occasion.” Obama and the Democrats emerged from the debt and shutdown clash with what they wanted: a reopened government, a higher debt ceiling and a

Republican Party reeling in the depths of public opinion polls. But within days, attention turned to the problem-riddled launch of the 3-year-old health care law’s enrollment stage and revelations that the U.S. had been secretly monitoring the communications of as many as 35 allied leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel. And with new budget talks underway, Democratic Party liberals reiterated demands that Obama not agree to changes that reduce Social Security or Medicare benefits even in the improbable event Republicans agree to increase budget revenues. The fraying on the Democratic Party edges is hardly unraveling Obama’s support and it pales when compared to the upheaval within the Republican Party as it distances itself from the tactics of tea party conser-


Some Democrats, under pressure, are challenging President Barack Obama’s

vatives. But the pushback from Democrats comes as Obama is trying to draw

administration and pushing for measures the White House has not embraced.

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his jobs initiatives and the benefits of his health care law.

Ryan straddling two sides of GOP Red state has one of biggest pushes for healthcare law WASHINGTON (AP) — To hear Rep. Paul Ryan tell it, a bipartisan group of congressional negotiators has the chance to take the first steps toward fixing a serious problem: a debt-ridden federal government facing an onslaught of retiring baby boomers draining entitlement programs. If successful, “we’ll restore confidence in Washington,” Ryan said this week at the start of House-Senate budget talks. “The bar is pretty low right now. Let’s see if we can clear it.” The 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee seemed to suggest a collaborative approach as he started formal talks with Democrats intended to reach a budget agreement by mid-December. The panel could be pivotal in avoiding another government shutdown in January when money is slated to run out again and a debt default in February. From now until a deal is reached, how Ryan comports himself could offer clues about his political future — is he maneuvering for a House leadership position or for a 2016 presidential campaign? The 43-year-old Wisconsin congressman’s remarks and actions in coming weeks also could signal which side of the ideological-pragmatic divide he favors — or whether he can straddle both sides — at a time of deep rifts within the Republican Party between tea party

conservatives and more business-friendly, establishment Republicans. As he usually does, Ryan is warning against drawing any political inferences from his words or actions. “A lot of people just don’t understand me,” Ryan said recently in an interview with The Associated Press. “Look, I am not sitting in my home or in my office thinking about ‘How does this help my personal political career years down the road?’ I am literally thinking about what’s the best way I can do my job today.” The budget negotiations offer Ryan both risks and rewards. If the House-Senate panel fails to reach an agreement, it could put Congress on the path to another government shutdown. Any deal that Ryan helps craft could be used against him in a future campaign while simultaneously incurring the wrath of conservatives if it’s viewed as too accommodating to Obama and Democrats. Yet if Ryan helps broker a deal, even a limited one, it could give him more clout in Congress and allow him to make the case to Republicans that he pushed forward ideas to address the nation’s big economic problems and end a pattern of governing from crisis to crisis. “The difference between running for president and moving up the leadership chain in Congress, especially in the House, is that in the House you


House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan says a bipartisan group of congressional negotiators has the chance to take the first steps toward fixing a serious problem: a debt-ridden federal government facing an onslaught of retiring baby boomers draining entitlement programs.

next year and could use his budget work against him in his re-election race in 2014. And voters are watching him closely. While support for him has not waned since Mitt Romney named him his running mate, “at the same time, people want to see answers,” said Republican state Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, who lives in Ryan’s district. If Ryan plays the negotiations correctly, Vos said the congressman could elevate both his position within the House and on the national political stage.

have to prove that you can get stuff done,” said John Feehery, who was a top aide to former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill. “Sometimes that complicates things if you want to run for president because you have to compromise and that’s not easy.” No matter which path he chooses, Ryan will be gambling that he’s on the right side of the politics — and at a significant time. He remains popular in his congressional district but has attracted two Democratic challengers who hope to unseat him

HOUSTON (AP) — The scene in a city-owned building may look like a hurricane has swept through Houston: Nurses giving vaccine shots, people scurrying around with files and papers and officials leaning over computers helping bleary-eyed parents fill out forms as their children munch on free pretzels. But this is no hurricane. Instead, it is Houston’s offensive to reach more than 1 million people across 600 square miles who don’t have health insurance and connect them with the new federal health insurance program that began accepting applications this month. The push is happening in one of the nation’s reddest states, an example of the gap between the vitriolic political opposition to President Barack Obama’s signature initiative in some conservative bastions and the actual response to it by local officials. “This is the same strategy we use to respond to hurricanes and public health disasters,” said Stephen Williams, director of Houston’s Department of Health and Human Services, who has organized an effort to sign up as

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HOMES FOR RENT Angola 4660 W Nevada Mills Very nice 2 BR. $675mo. No smoking No Pets 260-316-3090 Auburn 2 BR Stove & Fridge. Furnished. (260) 925-4490 Auburn Land contract, 4 BR garage, $600/mo. 260 615-2709 Waterloo Land contract, 3 BR garage, $450/mo. 260 615-2709

MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT Lake of the Woods RENT WITH OPTION TO BUY 3 BR, 1BA, includes water, sewer, trash. $500/mo. + dep. (260) 367-1049 Wolcottville 2 & 3 BR from $100/wk also LaOtto location. 574-202-2181

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FCS/Head Start Bus Monitor Position Open for Angola Monday thru Thursday Must have High School Diploma or GED Call 260 495-4775 for an application.



Part Time Nightly Cleaning Position In ASHLEY & ANGOLA Call or text: (260) 403-7676


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GRISWOLD ESTATES (260) 333-5457 900 Griswold Ct., Auburn, IN 46706 www.griswoldestates@

*Restrictions Apply

STORAGE Corner 200 Storage $16 & up. Open 7 days a week. Owner on premises 260-833-2856

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

USDA 100% GOVERNMENT--Loans! Not just for 1st time buyers! All credit considered! Low rates! Buy any home anywhere for sale by owner or realtor. Academy Mortgage Corporation, 1119 Lima Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46818. Call Nick at 260-494-1111. NLMS146802. Some restrictions may apply. Equal Housing Lender. Se Habla Espanol. (A)

MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE Little Long Lake Seasonal Lake Front Trailer on rented lot $15,000 419-966-0328

GARAGE SALES Auburn 115 Orchard Dr. Fri. & Sat. • 9 - 6 MOVING SALE Household, furniture, yard equipment, tires & misc. Auburn 1800 E. 7th St.* Enormous Rummage & Boutique Sale! Thurs. & Fri. • 8 - 4 Bag Sale on Saturday •9 - 12

Noble/LaGrange Looking for Hunting Ground.Willing to pay reasoable price. (260) 768-8162


Covington Memorial Gardens Ft. Wayne, Crypt #37B - Unit 3 in Veteran’s Section. includes vault Veterans Plaque. $2,000. (260) 347-2894

Guaranteed Top Dollar For Junk Cars, Trucks & Vans. Call Jack @ 260-466-8689

Misc.sized Galvanized Steel & Aluminum pier posts, cross bars, stringers & some life jackets (260)824-2606

1994 Dodge Dakota xt cab, v6, Auto, BLK Good Cond. $1000 (260)582-9282

New Dayton subpump 1/2 hp, $125.00 260 925-1125


“Rascal” Electric Mobility Heavy Duty 3-wheel long Scooter with 2 new replacement wheels & ramp for truck. $800.00. (260) 347-2894

10 in 1 Casino Game plugs into TV. With instructions. Asking $5.00. (260) 833-1049




12 Lighted Christmas Houses, $50.00. (260) 925-1267

Homelite Leaf Blower $30.00 (260) 582-9282

Refrigerator $50.00 (260) 235-0708

Youth Full Face MC Helmet, Bell, red, $15.00. Call Mike, Angola, (317) 408-7454

19 Assorted Wicker Baskets. Excellent cond. Many shapes & sizes. $25.00. (260) 316-2089

Igloo Max Cold 5 gal. Beverage Cooler. Excellent cond. Asking $5.00. (260) 833-1049

Round Candle Holder/ Bird Cage 10 1/2” h x 8 1/2” w with 1 clip opening. $15.00. Call/text, (260) 582-9458

2 - Winterforce Studded 175/70R13, $40.00. (260) 573-9352

Indoor Starter Plant Greenhouse. 5 shelves on wheels with plastic zipper cover. $25.00. (260) 925-4570

Avilla 305 W. Albion St. Sat. Nov. 2 • 9-1 Lots of Vera Bradleys Great Selection & Prices! Last Chance ..See you There! Garrett 4973 CR 7 2 Day Sale Thurs. & Friday 8 am - 4 pm Everything Must Go! Furniture, Fenton glass, floor lamp, table, child’s picnic table, misc. Ligonier 406 W. Second St. Nov. 1 & 2 • 9 - 5 Ladies sweatshirts, collector plates w/holders, dishes, pot & pans. Too much to list. Stop & see. You will enjoy. Shipshewana Antique Show Saturday, Nov. 2 • 9 - 5 The Auction Building Free Admission


FURNITURE Brand NEW in plastic!

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


4 Lizzie McGuire Chapter Books. $5.00. Call or text, (260) 582-9458

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

6’x28” Shelved Cabinet with doors on bottom. $20.00. (260) 350-7846

Large Entertainment Center on wheels with fold out & glassed cabinet. Excellent cond. (260) 856-2083, lv msg

Skil 10” Table Saw Carbide tipped blade, stand. $40.00. Mike, (317) 408-7454

Large Little Tykes Picnic Table. Good shape. $35.00. (260) 316-2266

Sled with Ice Skates & Wreath attached. $25.00. (260) 347-0951

Late 50’s early 60’s floor model console stereo with solid oak top. $40.00. (260) 856-2083

Square Dancing Petticoat, $10.00. LaGrange, (260) 463-3231

Little Tykes Doll Crib has drawers & removable tube. $10.00. (260) 350-7846

Steel Toe Boots 9W Used little, w/Guards, black. $35.00. Butler, (260) 760-0419

Little Tykes Toy Chest Slide opening & flat top. $10.00. (260) 350-7846

Sturdy Computer Table 20”x36” adjustable height. $15.00. Mike Angola, (317) 408-7454

Logitech Cordless Keyboard & Mouse with disc & instructions. Asking $5.00. (260) 833-1049

Subwoofer Box with 2 10” Infinity Speakers. $50.00. (260) 343-8268

8’ Fluorescent Light Bulb, $3.50 (260) 318-3961

Remington 270 game master Model 760 S#130776 Tasco 3-9 scope $450.00 260-316-8577

Adult School Desk, attached chair. $20.00. (260) 350-7846 Amazon Kindle Touch Lighted Leather Cover. Color wine purple. Never used. Bought for a tablet but didn’t fit. $5.00. (260) 927-9070 Antique Bath Basin $49.00 (260) 318-3961 Antique Bath Tub $49.00 (260) 318-3961


Antique Flint & Walling Pitcher Pump. $45.00. Eves, (260) 347-3388

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

Antique Flint & Walling Tall Pump w/pipe. $50.00. Call evenings, (260) 347-3388

260 349-2685

Antique Single Bottom Plow. $50.00. Call evenings, (260) 347-3388

PETS/ANIMALS Free to Good Home Romeo, 7 year old male Cat,declawed,neutered, vaccinated 489-4440 or FREE to good home: Kittens 11 weeks old, 1Male, 1 Female , prefer to adopt together. (260) 349-9093

Miche Purse with 4 changeable fronts. $35.00. (260) 343-8268

Camper Refrigerator Works good, $25.00. (260) 235-0708 Channel Window Visors. No tape needed. For 2005 Truck, $25.00. (260) 553-1951 Christmas Music Box Rocking Horse, $2.00. (260) 925-0896 Christmas Music Boxes 3 Choir Boys, $5.00. (260) 925-0896 Christmas Table Cloth Oblong, never used. $3.00. (260) 573-1675 Computer, new monitor, keyboard. Works, $40.00. (260) 925-1267 Dept. 56 Knottinghill Lighted Church. $30.00. (260) 347-0951


Disney Princes Table & 2 chairs. $10.00. (260) 316-2266

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

Fish Tank 72”x18”x20” deep, $50.00. (260) 897-2036

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

Free Standing Dormeyer Mixer with 2 bowls. $40.00. (260) 925-1267

IVAN’S TOWING Freestanding Shower Enclosure. 32” sq. with copper pipe. $25.00. Mike, (317) 408-7454

Junk Auto Buyer

up to $1000.00 (260) 238-4787

Glass Dinette Table 4 chairs on rollers. Good shape, $45.00. (260) 333-2552

CARS 1 & ONLY PLACE TO CALL--to get rid of that junk car, truck or van!! Cash on the spot! Free towing. Call 260-745-8888. (A)

Longaberger Sleigh Basket with liner & fabric. $25.00. (260) 347-0951

Beautiful Reversible Twin size comforter, sheets, pillow cases & dust ruffle. All for $20.00. (260) 837-7690

Blue 8 ft. Couch Fair cond., $50.00 obo (260) 570-3659

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

London Fog Winter Dress Coat, size 46. Tan, $40.00. Butler, (260) 760-0419

Lots of Beads Colors - sizes - shapes. Whole lot for $50.00. (260) 925-1267

Blanchard Grinding Wheels, 2 for $20.00 (260) 318-3961


London Fog Winter Dress Coat, size 42. Gray, $40.00. Butler, (260) 760-0419

Antique Stand $49.00 (260) 318-3961

Bird Cage stands 22” h x 15” w has carry handle & perch has 2 openings for food & water color is white & purple. $15.00. (260) 582-9458

FREE: To good home neutered Lab/Shepherd mix, 7 yrs. old. Moving cannot take with. 260 665-3492

Sears Power Washer Good motor, pump needs work. Some new parts included. $50.00. (260) 499-7908

Large Dog Cage Folds down, divider & bottom. Excellent cond. $50.00. (260) 837-8106

Old Exile 16 gauge shotgun $100 obo. 242-7435.

GUN SHOW! Portland, IN - November 2nd & 3rd, Jay County 4-H Fairgrounds, 504 W. Arch St. Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-3 For information call 765-993-8942 Buy! Sell! Trade!

Ladies Black Leather Jacket Motorcycle style. Large. $20.00. (260) 347-6881

Rubbermaid Cooler on wheels. 4 cup holder top. Asking $5.00. (260) 833-1049

40 gal. Natural Gas Hot Water Heater. 8 yrs. old, good cond. You haul from Pleasant Lake. $25.00. (260) 475-5458

7 Hanna Montana Chapter books. $5.00. Call or text, (260) 582-9458


Auburn 2124 N. Indiana Ave. Just past church sale on IN Ave. & North St. Thurs., Fri. & Sat. • 9-? Giant Moving Sale New wooden canopy bed still in box, pd. $500, sell for $390. furn., 25 cent items! over 200 movies, coats, & womens clothing.

WANT TO RENT Kendallville Looking to rent farm ground SW of Kendallville. Will pay $125/acre. Call 260 410-0009



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Oak Blanket Rack $40.00 (260) 235-0708

Set of Queen Bed Sheets, flannel, $3.00. (260) 573-1675

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AGRIBUSINESS • Every Saturday find out the latest news of the farming industry in your local daily newspaper.

Teen Girls Coat Size M, black fur hood on coat. Never worn. $5.00. (260) 573-1675


Three 215-70-16 general tires, 3/4 tread. $50.00. (260) 488-4973 Treadmill $20.00 (260) 347-9164 Twelve Hardcover Cookbooks (Family Circle) in excellent cond. $25.00. (260) 856-2083


Twin Size Bed In excellent cond., $49.00. (260) 837-7690 Under Counter full size microwave GE. All parts to install. Like new with sensor model. Almond. $40.00. (260) 333-2552

Old School Teachers Desk. File, pencil & 4 other drawers. $50.00. (260) 347-1380

Variety of Childrens Books. 16 in all. $10.00 for all. Call or text, (260) 582-9458

Older Sewing Machine in cabinet. Works good, Fleetwood. $35.00. Butler, (260) 760-0419

Vintage Black Wool below knee dress coat with Mink collar. Size 10-12, $50.00. (260) 347-1380

Over 300 Recipes Cowboy Cookbook with black & white photos of cowboys. Excellent cond. $15.00. (260) 856-2083

Vintage Trench Coat Never worn. Double breasted, Khaki, calf length. Size 42-46. $50.00. (260) 347-1380

Pioneer Amplifier with Bass Boost, $50.00. (260) 343-8268

Weight Bench. Excellent shape, $25.00. Mike, (317) 408-7454

Poulen Chain Saw 14” works good, $40.00. Butler, (260) 760-0419

Wheel Chair $35.00 (260) 573-1675

Rainbow Table Top Air Cleaner. Great for smoker, $15.00. (260) 856-2083

Women’s 26” Murray Bicycle with new seat, good tires. $50.00. (260) 856-2083







1-800-717-4679 today to begin home delivery!



$25.00 TO START Payment Plans, Chapter 13 No Money down. Filing fee not included. Sat. & Eve. Appts. Avail. Call

Collect: 260-424-0954 act as a debt relief agency under the BK code

POLE BUILDINGS We Build Pole Barns and Garages. We also re-roof and re-side old barns, garages and houses. Call 260-632-5983. (A)



Water Softeners. R.O. Drinking Systems. Ask about our 4.95 special. Free installation. No credit check on rentals. Well or city water. Call 317-717-5988

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

CHILD CARE Will Babysit in my home, Immediate openings for Full time child care. 897-2622

UPHOLSTERY All Phase Remodeling and Handyman Service - No Job too Big or Small !!! Free Estimates Call Jeff 260-854-9071 Qualified & Insured Serving You Since 1990

www.charleshaynes customupholstery. FURNITURE Remember When in Angola. Chairs, sofas, bedrooms, dining sets, paintings, antiques & collectibles.













EXTENDED SATURDAY HOURS: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM See our entire inventory online at FEATURED TRUCK OF THE WEEK

FEATURED SUV OF THE WEEK 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Sedan

2006 Saturn Ion Level 2

Automatic, Air Conditioning, Anti-Lock Brakes, Cruise Control

5 Speed, Air Conditioning, Power Windows & Locks, Tilt, Cruise





1998 FORD F-150 XLT EXT. CAB


Local Trade, Power Seat, Running Boards, Tow Package, Side Airbags



2001 Lincoln Continental

2004 Dodge Stratus SXT

Sunroof, Leather Seats, Dual Heated Power Seats, Alloys, 75,000 Miles

One-Owner, Automatic, All Power, Alloy Wheels, 48,000 Miles




One-Owner, V8, Automatic, Air, 3rd Door, All Power, 62,000 Miles




2002 Lexus IS 300 Sedan

2008 Pontiac Grand Prix

2007 Chevrolet HHR LT

2007 Chrysler Town & Country Touring

2006 Mercury Grand Marquis LS

2010 Mitsubishi Galant FE

One-Owner, Sunroof, Leather, Heated Seats, Automatic, Side Airbags

“3800” V6, Power Seat, Automatic, Air, All Power, Alloy Wheels

One-Owner, Power Seat, Automatic, Air, All Power, 58,000 Miles

Power Sliders & Liftgate, Full Stow ‘N Go, Power Seat, Alloy Wheels

One-Owner, Leather, Dual Power Seats, Alloy Wheels, 59,000 Miles

Automatic, Air, All Power, Side Airbags, Alloys, Warranty, 57,000 Miles













2010 Chevrolet Impala LS

2010 Chevrolet Malibu LS

2010 Dodge Avenger SXT

2009 Pontiac G6 Sedan

2008 Ford Taurus Limited

2007 Ford Escape XLT

One-Owner, Power Seat, All Power, Factory Warranty, 38,000 Miles

One-Owner, Automatic, Air, All Power, Factory Warranty, 37,000 Miles

One-Owner, Auto, Air, All Power, Side Airbags, Warranty, 47,000 Miles

One-Owner, V6, Auto, Air, All Power, Spoiler, Alloys, 34,000 Miles

One-Owner, Leather, Heated Power Seats, Alloy Wheels, 62,000 Miles

Sunroof, Automatic, Power Seat, All Power Options, Alloys, 45,000 Miles














2005 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate 4x4

2012 Ford Fusion SE

2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT

4 Cylinder, Automatic, Air, All Power, Alloy Wheels, 65,000 Miles

DVD Player, Navigation, Power Liftgate, Sunroof, Heated/Cooled Leather

One-Owner, Power Seat, Alloy Wheels, Factory Warranty, 40,000 Miles

Convertible, V6, Automatic, Leather, Heated Seats, 23,000 Miles










2012 Ford Fusion SE

One-Owner, Hemi V8, Sunroof, Leather, Heated Power Seats, 6 CD

One-Owner, Power Seat, Alloy Wheels, Factory Warranty, 33,000 Miles




One-Owner, 3.5L 5 Cylinder, Auto, Air, All Power, Alloys, 58,000 Miles




2008 Chrysler Town & Country Touring

2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT

DVD Player, Heated Leather, Full Stow ‘N Go, Power Doors, 69,000 Miles

Sunroof, Power Seat, Automatic, Alloy Wheels, Warranty, 32,000 Miles





2012 Chevrolet Impala LT

2012 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT

2012 Ford Fusion SE

2011 Toyota Corolla LE

Sunroof, Power Seat, Rear Spoiler, Remote Start, Warranty, 18,000 Miles

Sunroof, Heated Leather, Remote Start, Chrome Wheels, Warranty

2009 Mercury Mariner Premier 4x4

One-Owner, Power Seat, Alloy Wheels, Factory Warranty, 27,000 Miles

2006 Hummer H3 4x4

One-Owner/Off-Lease, Automatic, Air, All Power, Warranty, 5,000 Miles

Navigation, Sunroof, Heated Leather, Reverse Sensing, 59,000 Miles

Local Trade, Leather Seats, Heated Power Seats, Step Bars, Tow Pkg.













2013 Chrysler 200 Touring

2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4

2011 Ford Escape Hybrid 4x4

2013 Chevrolet Malibu LT

2009 Ford Edge Limited

2010 Lincoln MKZ AWD

Power Seat, Auto, Air, All Power, Alloy Wheels, Warranty, 9,000 Miles

Sunroof, Power Seat, Stability Control, Side Airbags, 54,000 Miles

30 MPG, Power Seat, All Power Options, Alloy Wheels, Warranty

Automatic, Air Conditioning, All Power, Alloys, Warranty, 25,000 Miles

One-Owner, Panoramic Roof, Heated Leather, Power Lifegate, Chromes

One-Owner/Off-Lease, Sunroof, Heated & Cooled Leather, 38,000 Miles









FEATURED CAR OF THE WEEK 2013 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ

2012 Lincoln MKZ

Rear Camera, Sunroof, Heated Leather, Factory Warranty, 20,000 Miles

One-Owner/Off-Lease, Sunroof, Heated & Cooled Leather, 28,000 Miles












3800 V6, Leather, Power Seat, Factory Warranty, 46,000 Miles


2013 Mazda 6s Grand Touring

2013 Ford Taurus SHO AWD

V6, Navigation, Rear Camera, Sunroof, Leather, Bose Audio, 10,000 Miles

EcoBoost V6, Navigation, Sunroof, Heated/Cooled Leather, 32,000 Miles






DRULEY INVESTMENTS, INC. 100 S. Main Street, LaOtto •


DVD, Stow ‘N Go, Rear Camera, Power Sliders & Liftgate, 35,000 Miles



The Star - November 1, 2013