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FRIDAY December 6, 2013

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GOOD MORNING Holiday Pops concert is Sunday at DeKalb WATERLOO — A Fort Wayne Philharmonic Holiday Pops concert will take place Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at DeKalb High School. Doors will open at 1:45 p.m. for general admission seating The concert is sponsored by Psi Iota Xi, Eta Xi Chapter. Tickets are priced at $12 for adults and seniors, $7 for students and children. Tickets are available at Carbaugh Jewelers by calling 925-1672 or at the door Sunday. With Philharmonic associate conductor Sameer Patel at the podium, this year’s Philharmonic Holiday Pops will include selections from “The Nutcracker,” “Carol of the Bells” and a Christmas sing-along featuring local children’s choirs from DeKalb Central schools. Holiday Pops also will feature vocalists Fernando Tarango and Shannon Cajka singing holiday favorites including “Home for the Holidays” and “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.”

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South Africa’s Mandela dies Rose from prisoner to president, ended apartheid JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world’s most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. He was 95. South African President Jacob Zuma made the announcement at a news conference late Thursday, saying “we’ve lost our greatest son.” His death closed the final chapter in South Africa’s struggle to cast off apartheid, leaving the world with indelible memories of a man of astonishing grace and good humor. Rock concerts celebrated his birthday. Hollywood stars glorified him on screen. And his

regal bearing, graying hair and raspy voice made him instantly recognizable across the globe. As South Africa’s first black president, the ex-boxer, lawyer and prisoner No. 46664 paved the way to racial reconciliation with well-chosen gestures of forgiveness. He lunched with the prosecutor who sent him to jail, sang the apartheid-era Afrikaans anthem at his inauguration, and traveled hundreds of miles to have tea with the widow of Hendrik Verwoerd, the prime minister at the time he was imprisoned. His most memorable gesture came when he strode SEE MANDELA, PAGE A8

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DeKalb Chamber plans open house events Wednesday AUBURN — The DeKalb Chamber Partnership will play host to three open house events Wednesday from 7-9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4:30-6 p.m. at the chamber office, 208 S. Jackson St., Auburn. The events will share the many changes the chamber has made. Guests will view the chamber’s new website, the 2014 calendar of events, and meet and mingle with peers and the chamber staff and board members. Visitors can ask questions about the chamber’s changes and meet new executive director Shannon Carpenter. Refreshments will be provided.

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Windmill Winter Wonderland opens tonight The annual Mid-America Windmill Museum Windmill Winter Wonderland opens tonight, featuring thousands of Christmas lights, animated displays and holiday music. The display continues Saturday and Sunday, then Dec. 13-15, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. each night. Admission costs $3, with children 12 and under admitted free. The museum

is at 732 Allen Chapel Road (C.R. 1000E) on Kendallville’s east side. Santa Claus will greet children every evening and give them free gift bags. Warm food and beverages will be available for purchase, along with crafters offering holiday gifts. This photo shows the lights during a preview Wednesday night.

Fair helps veterans find jobs Career event held at VFW Post 2749 BY MATT GETTS

KENDALLVILLE — Coming home after serving their country overseas, most veterans want to be able to provide for their families. Getting a job is a priority upon their return, and that’s why the Francis Vinyard Post 2749 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars agreed to WorkOne Northeast’s request to host a job fair for veterans and others at the post Wednesday. Among the companies and institutions that planned to participate in the fair were Group Dekko, HTI Manufacturing Solutions, Kraft Foods Group, Parker Hannifin, Guardian Industries, Trine University and Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast. Knowing the importance of having a job, Post 2749 service officer Jim McClure said the job fair was welcomed with open arms by the post. McClure said the structured life led by those in the military lends itself to creating not only good soldiers, but good employees. “They’re always going to be there,” McClure said. “They’re going to show up. They’re going to do their job well.” Two hours into the fair, approx-

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Former WorkOne Northeast veterans service officer Grover O’Dell, left, of Auburn talks with Jim McClure, service officer for Francis Vinyard Post 2749 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, during Wednesday’s job fair for veterans at the Kendallville post. O’Dell, who is semi-retired, said he came to the event to see how strong attendance was.

imately nine of the 20 or so people who had signed in were veterans. “They don’t want handouts,”

McClure said. “They want to work for what they get. They don’t expect anything extra.”

DECEMBER 7 & 8, 2013 • 1:00 - 5:00 P.M. A Walk-Through Drama • Our 24th Year Cast of over 200 • All Indoors • Thousands have walked these streets. NO ADMISSION CHARGE What Others Have Said About Bethlehem Marketplace: ❖ I have been to Jerusalem and this is the closest experience to the old city of Jerusalem I have ever seen. ❖ 4 Stars and 2 thumbs up. ❖ A living history lesson. ❖ You enter into another time and world when you walk those streets.

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I have never experienced anything like this before. Rated PG; some of it is too realistic for kids. This must have been what it was like in Biblical times. One of the Tri-State area’s most dramatic presentations of the Christmas story. ❖ I am bringing my whole church next year. They have to experience this.

FORT WAYNE — A winter storm warning forecasting freezing rain, sleet, ice and snow means difficult driving conditions are likely for motorists in southern and central Indiana, as well as counties in northeastern Indiana, beginning early today, said information from the Indiana Department of Transportation. Forecasts from the National Weather Service have so far not included the four northeast counties in the watches or warnings. There’s a chance of snow in northeast Indiana today and Saturday. Heavy snow could fall in central and southern Indiana. Mary Foster, INDOT spokeswoman, said the highway department plans to mobilize salt trucks and snow plows ahead of the advancing winter storm – with the worst conditions predicted to track from southwestern Indiana to the Interstate 70 corridor across the central portion of the state. In northeastern Indiana, INDOT planned to pretreat I-69 with brine on bridges, underpasses and ramps, which are critical areas that tend to ice up more quickly than the rest of the roadway. “INDOT is prepared to combat icy surfaces on state and interstate highways with treated salt to accelerate melting. Plow trucks will repeatedly clear lanes of snow until the weather event subsides,” Foster said. Because the front edge of the storm is rain, INDOT’s best plan of attack is to treat the roads just before pavement temperatures drop and the wintry mix begins to accumulate. Motorists in central and southern Indiana are advised to avoid non-essential travel. “Ice will probably be the greatest threat to safety for the motoring public in this region. Even four-wheel-drive vehicles have little advantage on icy pavements,” Foster said. Drivers can monitor road conditions and traffic alerts across the state at any time by phone, web or social media. Visit or dial toll-free 800-261-ROAD (7623) for INDOT’s TrafficWise Traveler Information Service. For social media updates, visit INDOTNortheast and INDOTNortheast.

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Police Blotter • Officers arrest six AUBURN — Local police officers arrested six people Wednesday and Thursday, according to DeKalb County Jail records. A.C. Collins, 48, of the 500 block of C.R. 34, Corunna, was arrested Wednesday at 12:20 a.m. by the Auburn Police Department on charges of dealing in methamphetamine, a Class B felony; possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of precursors, Class D felonies; and possession of paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor. Deven A. Hoover, 20, of the 500 block of C.R. 34, Corunna, was arrested Wednesday at 12:20 a.m. by the Auburn Police Department on charges of possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor, and visiting a common nuisance, a Class B misdemeanor. April M. Blake, of the 1900 block of College Avenue, Bluefield, W. Va., was arrested Wednesday at 7:46 a.m. by the Auburn Police Department for alleged failure to appear in court on charges of conversion, a Class A misdemeanor; forgery, a Class C felony; theft, a Class D felony; and a probation violation.

Robert G. Sliger, 56, of the 500 block of C.R. 34, Corunna, was arrested Wednesday at 4:09 p.m. by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department for a Community Corrections Revocation due to an alleged probation violation. Zohnn Bowser, 30, of the 100 block of South Hamsher Street, Garrett, was arrested Wednesday at 6:44 p.m. by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department on a warrant charging him with two counts of dealing in a schedule I, II or III controlled substance, a Class B felony. Jerry R. Hodge, 26, of the 200 block of Paragon Drive, Bell Buckle, Tenn., was arrested Thursday at 6:47 a.m. by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department for alleged failure to appear for a probation violation hearing.

Waterloo man jailed in Noble County ALBION — A Waterloo man was booked into the Noble County Jail Wednesday, the Noble County Sheriff’s Department said. Brock J. Mollett, 33, of the 900 block of Lincoln Street, Waterloo, was booked on a warrant for alleged nonsupport of a dependent child.

State park hunts leave healthier deer BY MIKE MARTURELLO

LAKE JAMES — Controlled deer hunts at Pokagon State Park have become business as usual these days. This year marked the 19th year since the hunts started in Pokagon and the 20th anniversary of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources using hunts to thin deer populations at state parks and reservoirs. “It’s become a routine part of our management now,” said Fred Wooley, Pokagon’s interpretive naturalist. “Now it is just a matter of business as usual. It’s become pretty routine. When I left the park (Tuesday night), the same three deer I have been seeing in the Sweetgum picnic area were still there. Patrolman Bill Cady saw four in the campgrounds. We still see deer, but there are 49 less, and we maintain the park and reach our management objectives.” The Legislature gave the DNR the power to use necessary means to achieve a natural balance of flora and fauna on its properties. Prior to that taking place in the 1990s, there were no checks in place on wildlife. Only invasive plants were dealt with. That all changed in 1993 when the first hunt was held at Brown County State Park, followed by hunts in other parks starting in 1995.

With the hunts came protests from animal rights activists who felt other methods should be used to control deer population. Those have waned. Scientific data showed there were too many deer in state parks. That led to vegetation being decimated and food sources for all animals being depleted. The year of the first hunt, it was estimated there were upward of 200 deer living in Pokagon, which covers about 2 square miles. The 1,200-acre park is capable of supporting a herd of between 20 and 40 deer. During the first hunt, 124 deer were taken in three days. The average weight of field-dressed deer was 72.3 pounds compared to 114.75 pounds for 149 deer checked in Angola that were taken from outside the park. The data came from a study done by Tri-State University biology students. This year, 49 deer were taken at Pokagon over four days, two in November and Monday and Tuesday. Hunters took 25 bucks and 24 does. Of the 49 deer, 32 weighed more than 100 pounds field-dressed. “All the deer were healthy and the park, after 19 years of hunting, is definitely more healthy,” Wooley said. During the first few years of hunting at the park, most of the deer were considered underweight.

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Habitat for Humanity of Northeast Indiana held its first Family Fun Turkey Trot in Garrett on Nov. 3. The 5K run and two-mile walk drew some 70 participants and raised funds for the nonprofit agency. Event sponsors included DeKalb Health, Steel Dynamics, Color Master, Classic City Signs, Shear Pleasure in Butler, Sandy K

Habitat planning ManMania event AUBURN — Northeast Indiana Habitat for Humanity is partnering with the National Military History Museum to sponsor an event catering to men on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 11 and 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ManMania will include two days of demonstrations, tough man contests and vendors. Ticket holders also will receive admission to the National Military History Center and the Kruse Automotive

Horse Power and Carriage Museum. Habitat for Humanity is raising money to build three partner family homes in 2014. Three families have completed the requirements to join the waiting list for a home, and another six families have been board-approved and are working on their classes and sweat-equity hours. “It is such an exciting time for us. But, it is also frustrating because we

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A group of northeast Indiana colleges and universities pooled their resources to help each win a $1 million grant from the Lilly Endowment. The grants to Trine University, the University of Saint Francis, Huntington University, Manchester University, Grace College and Indiana Tech were announced Thursday by Lilly. They are among 39 Indiana institutions that will receive a total of nearly $63 million for programs to help increase the number of state residents with bachelor’s degrees and help graduates attain higher skilled jobs. Goshen College also will receive a $1 million award. The Ivy Tech Foundation will receive nearly $5 million, and the Indiana University Foundation and Purdue Research Foundation are getting $5 million each. The grants are being offered as part of the Lilly Endowment’s Initiative to Promote Opportunities Through Educational Collaborations. The grant application process goes back to 2012, when Lilly offered planning grants to the colleges and universities to come up with proposals for programs Lilly might help fund. In May, the endowment rejected all of the proposals and told the schools to try harder. Calling themselves the “College to Career Action Team,” the northeast

Indiana schools coordinated their reapplications through the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and the Questa Foundation, which offers educational loans to students that are partially forgiven if the students remain in the area after graduation. Although each school offered a specific proposal, they also all reflected the shared goal of promoting economic development through education, said Andrew Prall, vice president of academic affairs at USF. USF’s proposal has three main components. First, “we want to reinvent career services as career outreach and connect to employers,” he said. The second is to develop an insurance/risk management bachelor’s degree program that will be offered at USF’s developing downtown Fort Wayne campus. Employers are being included in that development process, Prall said. Finance and insurance services are a key employment sector in northeast Indiana, and research shows that a number of professionals in the insurance industry will be retiring in the next five years, noted Trois Hart, USF associate vice president, marketing. USF also plans to offer a concentration in insurance/ risk management as part of a business degree beginning this spring. Third, USF plans to use some of the Lilly funding on the implementation of

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its Media Entrepreneurship Training in the Arts program, which will utilize project based learning teams — again with employer involvement. Huntington University will use its funds to expand and enhance its existing entrepreneurial program and create new opportunities through Fast Forward, a new entrepreneurial program that will launch in 2014. Fast Forward will offer current and future Huntington students a regionally unique program for career exploration, idea cultivation, entrepreneurial encouragement and applied work experience, the university said. It also will help to stimulate the local economy


by creating jobs through groundbreaking business ideas from students in the program. “This is a new and exciting opportunity for Huntington University and the broader community,” said Troy Irick, vice president for HU Ventures. The program will work in collaboration with the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center in Fort Wayne. Under the leadership of CEO Karl LePan, students will be challenged to build teams, develop commercially viable ideas, present their ideas to potential investors and create a network of fellow entrepreneurs for mentoring and collaboration.


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simply don’t have the funding for these families that are working so hard to make their dream of stable housing a reality,” said Marianne Stanley, ManMania event coordinator. “It’s proven that children do better in school and families are more likely to advance in their employment or return to school to get a better job when they are in affordable, stable housing.” Northeast Indiana Habitat for Humanity holds

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GARRETT — Rick Allen Marti, 62, passed away Thursday, December 5, 2013, at his home in Garrett. He was born December 31, 1950, in Auburn to Donald E. and Margaret E. (Croy) Marti. He was a machinist at Hymatic Mr. Marti Manufacturing for 19 years and Charleston Metals in Waterloo. An avid sports fan, Rick loved watching IU basketball, Notre Dame football, NASCAR racing, the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Yankees. He married Sandra “Sandy” K. Steller on June 22, 2001, in Auburn and she survives. Also surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Deano James and Heather Marti of Bloomington; and a brother and sister-in-law, Randy R. and Dee Marti of Waterloo. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Ronald L. Marti. Services are at 4 p.m. Saturday at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 Center St., Auburn, Ind. Calling is three hours prior to the service Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Preferred memorials can be directed to the family in care of Sandy Marti. To send condolences visit

AUBURN — David W. Collins, 66, of Auburn passed away Monday, December 2, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Mr. Collins worked for 16 years for County Line Cheese in Auburn then worked at Cooper Mr. Collins Standard for 22 years before retiring in March 2013. After retiring, he worked at Bill’s Liquor in Garrett until his death Monday. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served from October 1966 to April 1972. Mr. Collins was a member of the American Legion Post 97 in Auburn. He served as a reserve police officer in Auburn for 14 years and was a former EMT. He was born April 10, 1947, in Auburn to the late Herman L. and Ruth M. (Warstler) Collins. He married Randy Parsons on May 31, 1980, in Indian Village Church of God in Auburn and she survives. Also surviving are two sons and three daughters, Kelly (Brandon) Grimes of Kendallville, Thomas Emerick of Auburn, Kory (Dan) Freed of Garrett, Nathan Collins of Auburn and Khrista (Jeff) Arnett of Fort Wayne; 12 grandchil-

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Gilligan actor dies at 70 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Denver, whose portrayal of goofy first mate Gilligan on the 1960s television show “Gilligan’s Island” made him an iconic figure to generations of TV viewers, Bob Denver has died, his agent confirmed Tuesday. He was 70. Denver, who underwent quadruple heart bypass surgery earlier this year, died Friday at Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital in North Carolina, according to agent Mike Eisenstadt. Denver’s death was first reported by “Entertainment Tonight.” Denver also played the title character’s beatnik pal, Maynard G. Krebs, on TV’s “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.”

dren; one great grandchild and a sister, Penny Gitary of Auburn. He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Gabriel Hicks; and a brother, Dennis Collins. Services will be at 2 p.m. today, Dec. 6, at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 Center St., Auburn. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Auburn. Visitation was held Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials are to the family to help with expenses. To send condolences visit www.fellerandclark. com.

Richard Rossman STURGIS, Mich. — Richard E. ‘‘Dick’‘ Rossman, 83, of Sturgis died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at Froh Community Home in Sturgis. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church, 1050 E. Fawn River Road, Sturgis. Burial will be in Burr Oak Township Cemetery in Burr Oak, Mich. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday at the church prior to the services. Memorials are to Heartland Hospice. Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange, Ind., is in charge of arrangements.

Jeffery McNutt HUEYSVILLE, Ky. — Jeffery Brent McNutt, 63, of Hueysville died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Huntington, W.Va. He was born in Garrett, Ind., on Sept. 5, 1950, to Jeanette (Fenstermaker) McNutt and William McNutt. His mother preceded him in death. Mr. McNutt was a 1968 graduate of Garrett High School and attended Alice Lloyd College in Pippa Passes, Ky. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He is survived by his wife, Lillie (Hale) McNutt of Hueysville; his father, William McNutt of Garrett; a son, Shawn Patrick McNutt of Lexington, Ky.; a daughter, Sheena Jean McNutt of Garrett; and a brother, Terry McNutt of Garrett. Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home Chapel in Martin, Ky. Burial will follow in the Hale Cemetery at Hueysville. Calling is today from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home. To send condolences visit

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Government plans to keep older drivers safe on road WASHINGTON (AP) — Silver could take on a whole new meaning when it comes to car shopping. With more older drivers on the road, the federal government is contemplating a “silver car” rating system that will help identify which cars better protect elderly drivers and passengers in a crash. Federal highway safety officials will investigate the possibility of such a rating system as part of a five-year plan designed to reduce the number of fatal and injurycausing accidents among older drivers. The plan, released Thursday, also called for more research into how technology could prevent crashes or reduce their severity. One promising technology would warn drivers when their car has moved outside its lane. Another would automatically apply the brakes when a car is destined to ram the vehicle in front of it. Last year, some, 5,560 people over the age of 65 were

killed as a result of motor vehicle crashes, a 3 percent increase from 2011. Another 214,000 were injured, a rise of 16 percent. Aging results in increased frailty, making it harder to recover from injuries sustained in a crash. The longer term trend has been more favorable. About one in five drivers, or 35 million, currently are 65 or older. The aging of the 77 million baby boomer generation — those born between 1946 and 1964 — will add to the number of older drivers on the road. “Those who will reach 65 in the coming decade are projected to drive more miles and are expected to continue driving later in life than previous generations,” the plan said The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration plan focused on helping them drive as safely and as long as possible rather than trying to restrict their driving access.

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Sixth-graders, from left, Dawson Langinbelik, Rachel Cheney, Frank Kojima, La’a Beatty, Chase Colleado, Makoa Ahquin-Soren and Keola Baily in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii meet Herb Weatherwax, a 96-year-old retired electrician, one of four Pearl Harbor survivors who volunteers to greet visitors at the historic site. Saturday is the 72nd anniversary of the 1941 attack by Japan on Pearl Harbor.

Pearl Harbor survivor thrives meeting visitors PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Herb Weatherwax cruises the open-air grounds of the visitors center at Pearl Harbor on a motorized scooter dubbed “Herb’s Hot Rod.” When a woman notices his blue and white cap embroidered with the words “Pearl Harbor Survivor,” he coaxes her over. “Come get a picture,” Weatherwax says. Her family surrounds his scooter to pose for a snapshot and shake his hand. The 96-year-old charms visitors in a similar fashion each of the three days a week he volunteers at a memorial for the USS Arizona, a battleship that sank in the 1941 Japanese attack. The retired electrician is one of four former servicemen who lived through the aerial bombing and now greet people at the historic site. People like hearing stories directly from the survivors, Weatherwax says. And he enjoys meeting people from around the globe — just the other day he met visitors from New Zealand, China and Texas. He joked he wants his photograph “in every home in the world.” “This is my reason to continue to keep going,” he says. “Otherwise, it’s time for me to say goodbye.” Weatherwax was a 24-year-old Army private living in Honolulu when he heard loud explosions the morning of Dec. 7, 1941. He saw the sky fill with black smoke and heard anti-aircraft guns firing. When he turned on the radio, he learned Japan was bombing Oahu and all military personnel were to immediately report to their stations. He saw the USS Arizona enveloped in flames and the USS Oklahoma turned on its side as he headed to his post. Twenty-one ships were sunk or heavily damaged that day while 320 aircraft were damaged or destroyed. Some 2,400 sailors, Marines and soldiers were killed. Pam Johnson, a sixth grade teacher in a rural community outside Honolulu,

said meeting Weatherwax transformed her students. She had been struggling to get the 12-year-olds from Hauula Elementary School interested in research. After meeting Weatherwax, several students suddenly told her they wanted to look up Pearl Harbor. Weatherwax ignited in them a desire to learn, she said. “That’s a huge connection,” she says. Her students wouldn’t have developed this interest just by walking through the exhibition halls at the visitors’ center or even the memorial for the Arizona, Johnson says. “This is the best classroom so far this year,” she says. At their peak in the early 1990s, 21 survivors volunteered, says National Park Service historian Daniel Martinez. Meeting a survivor enlarges or enhances the experience of coming to Pearl Harbor for many, Martinez says. It can give people a tangible connection to meet someone who was on site when the bombing happened. Their numbers are dwindling, however. “It’s a fading fraternity. Right before my eyes we’re seeing them disappear,” Martinez says. The three others who remain are also in their 90s. During the week, Weatherwax is joined by Sterling Cale, who was a hospital corpsman assigned to the shipyard dispensary in 1941, and Alfred Rodrigues who was stationed at the mouth of Pearl Harbor. On the weekend, USS Pennsylvania survivor Everett Hyland greets visitors. This Saturday, they will join a few thousand guests for a public ceremony remembering those who died in the attack 72 years ago. Weatherwax vows to keep volunteering as long as he is physically able. “I tell people that I meet out here, ‘If you come back in three-and-ahalf years and you see me here, I’ll be 100 years old,’” Weatherwax says.

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At The Movies • Auburn JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA (R) — NCG Cinemas. Today-Sun. at 10:35, 5:35, 7:45 and 9:55, Mon.-Wed. at 10:35, 5:35 and 7:45, Thurs. at 10:35, 5:35, 7:45 and 9:55. THOR: THE DARK WORLD 3D (PG-13) — NCG Cinemas. Today-Thurs. at 11:20, 4:30 and 7:10. THOR: THE DARK WORLD (PG-13) — NCG Cinemas. Today-Sun. at 2 and 9:50, Mon.-Wed. at 2, Thurs. at 2 and 9:50. DELIVERY MAN (PG-13) — NCG Cinemas. Today-Sun. at 10:15, 12:35, 2:55, 5:15, 7:35 and 9:55, Mon.-Wed. at 10:15, 12:35, 2:55, 5:15 and 7:35, Thurs. at 10:15, 12:35, 2:55, 5:15, 7:35 and 9:55. THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE (PG-13) — NCG Cinemas. Today-Sun. at 10:45, 11:45, 1:50, 3, 5:10, 6:10, 8:20 and 9:20, Mon.-Wed. at 10:45, 11:45, 1:50, 3, 5:10 and 6:10, Thurs. at 10:45, 11:45, 1:50, 3, 5:10, 6:10, 8:20 and 9:20. FROZEN (PG) — NCG Cinemas. Today-Sun. at 10, 11, 12:45, 3:10, 4 and 9, Mon.-Wed. at 10, 11, 12:45, 3:10 and 4, Thurs. at 10, 11, 12:45, 3:10, 4 and 9. FROZEN 3D (PG) — NCG Cinemas. Today-Thurs. at 1:30 and 6:30. HOMEFRONT (R) — NCG Cinemas. Today.-Sun. at 11;15, 1:45, 4:20, 7 and 9:35, Mon.-Wed. at 11:15, 1:45, 4:20 and 7, Thurs. at 11:15, 1:45, 4:20, 7 and 9:35. LEE DANIELS THE BUTLER (PG-13) — NCG Cinemas. Today.-Sun. at 12:25, 3:25, 6:20 and 9:10, Mon.-Wed. at 12:25, 3:25 and 6:20, Thurs. at 12:25, 3:25, 6:20 and 9:10. THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG DOUBLE FEATURE 3D (PG-13) — NCG Cinemas. Thurs. at 8:45. THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG 2D (PG-13) — NCG Cinemas. Dec. 13 at 12:05 a.m. THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG 3D (PG-13) — NCG Cinemas. Dec. 13 at 12:05 a.m.

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Glamorous Victory Belles revive WWII era NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Decked out in 1940s throwback tailored dresses and perfectly coiffed curls, the Victory Belles seem delightfully out of place in the age of hip-hop. They sing big-band classics at the National World War II Museum and flirt playfully with the audience, leaving bright red lipstick kisses on the smiling faces of America’s aging war heroes. But these sexy, glam 20-somethings are not just singers in the tradition of wartime entertainers. They are a living museum exhibit about love songs in an era before texting and Skype, when saying goodbye meant you might not see a loved one for years — or maybe ever again. With the World War II generation rapidly dying out, their performances have taken on new meaning. “This music still makes me happy,� said Forrest Villarrubia, who served as a Marine in the Philippines in 1944 and was celebrating his 88th birthday at the museum on Nov. 20. After the show, Villarrubia posed for photos with the Victory Belles. As they serenaded him with a soft rendition of “Happy Birthday� and applied red lipstick kisses to his cheeks, his face broke into a wide smile. For the museum, better known for its war machine exhibits than for big-band and boogiewoogie, the Victory Belles offer a different window into the culture of the era. “There were just so many beautiful love songs written back in World War II,� said Victoria Reed, the museum’s entertainment director who founded the Victory Belles in 2009. “People

really knew what it meant to miss each other. It was such a great time for music.� “It feels silly sometimes, putting on the lashes and the makeup,� said Cristina Perez, who joined the Belles this year, and like the other performers, spends nearly two hours achieving a period look in hair and makeup before each show. “Then you go out there and you see how these people connect, and the memories you bring back, and it’s just so moving,� Perez added. The troupe just wrapped up a “Spirit of America� show and is now performing “A Swingin’ Christmas,� which runs through the end of the year and includes a mix of war-era classics and holiday tunes. During their last “Spirit of America� performance on Nov. 20, the crowd clapped and sang along with the troupe to such war-era classics as “It’s Been a Long, Long Time� and “As Time Goes By.� Often they perform as a trio, a nod to the Andrews Sisters, who sang for the troops with Bob Hope and whose 1940s hits included “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,� �Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me)� and “I Can Dream, Can’t I?� The sisters — LaVerne, Maxene and Patty — are deceased. Patty was the last to die, in January 2013 at age 94. The Andrews Sisters sold more than 75 million records, including many songs that kept spirits high on the home front and in the war zones. Mandi Ridgdell, a Belle since 2010, said her grandfather had served in the Navy during the Korean conflict. He passed away in 2001, and it was her grandmother who encouraged her to


In this Nov. 18 photo, Courtney Boe, left, Mandi Ridgell, center, and Christina Perez, members of the singing group “The Victory Belles,� modeled after the WWII era group The Andrew Sisters, rehearse for their upcoming Christmas show, “A Swingin’ Christmas,� at the Stage Door Canteen

audition for the Victory Belles by taping a newspaper clipping about the try-outs to Ridgdell’s bedroom door, along with a note that read: “Your papa would have loved this.� “The rest is history,� said Ridgdell, a Gonzales, La., native who studied theater at Northwestern State University. “I can’t imagine doing anything else. This is not my job anymore. It’s who I am.� The Victory Belles perform at the museum’s Stage Door Canteen, a theater named after the armed forces recreational center created in New York during World War II where stars such as Betty Davis and Rita Hayworth entertained. Elsewhere in the museum, exhibits mainly showcase war artifacts

at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans. The sexy, classy, glamorous 20-somethings perform year-round at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans in the tradition of the wartime entertainers of Hollywood’s golden age.

and memorabilia, from war planes and bombers suspended from pavilion ceilings to vintage photographs, uniforms, weapons, diaries, letters, medals and recorded testimonials from veterans. World War II veterans are on hand daily to greet visitors and share their war stories. The museum is in the midst of a years-long $320 million expansion that, when complete in 2016, will have quadrupled its size. It opened in 2000 as the National D-Day Museum. The facility was later designated by Congress as America’s National World War II Museum and is operated as a nonprofit. Construction is underway on a new pavilion that will house exhibits on campaigns in Europe

and the Pacific. The first phase, titled the “Road to Berlin,� is scheduled to open in November 2014. The Victory Belles travel the world, and have performed at USO shows in Hawaii, Guam and Japan. Ridgdell said she believes strongly in the enduring therapeutic qualities of the era’s music. She performed this past summer for service members in Okinawa, where more than 120,000 Allied and Japanese troops died in ferocious combat as World War II neared its close in 1945. The crowd at Okinawa last summer included many 18- and 19-yearolds. “We didn’t change anything about our show,� said Ridgdell. “We sang 1940s music, and they loved everything about it.�

Springsteen manuscript sells for $197,000 at auction NEW YORK (AP) — Tramps like us, baby we were born to bid. A handwritten, working lyric sheet for Bruce Springsteen’s 1975 hit “Born to Run� sold for $197,000 on Thursday at Sotheby’s. The document used to be in the collection of Springsteen’s former manager, Mike Appel, according to Sotheby’s. It did not reveal the identity of either the seller or the buyer, a person bidding by telephone. Most of the lines in this rough 1974 version, written in Long Branch, N.J., are apparently unpublished and unrecorded, but the manuscript does include “a nearly perfected chorus,� the auction house said. The title track of Springsteen’s 1975 album has revved up generations of fans — some of whom

Serious news bumps Ron Burgundy off ‘SportsCenter’ BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Serious news has bumped fictional anchorman Ron Burgundy off “SportsCenter.� Actor Will Ferrell was scheduled to reprise his role on a Thursday evening edition of the highlights show on ESPN. The network announced Wednesday night that the appearance had been scrapped because of the “potential implications� of the news conference scheduled Thursday afternoon about the investigation into sexual assault allegations against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. ESPN says Ferrell’s guest spot hasn’t been rescheduled. His character has been on a media blitz to promote “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,�

which included covering Canada’s Olympic curling trials and hosting a local newscast in North Dakota.





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still refer to themselves as “Tramps,� like in the song. Springsteen is known to scrawl his songwriting stream-of-consciousness in notebooks. His thought process, written in blue ink on an 8 1/2-by-11 sheet of ruled notepaper, could trigger a spell-checker meltdown: “This town’ll rip the (out your) bones from yourback / it’s a suicide trap (rap) (it’s a trap to catchthe young) your dead unless / you get out (we gotto) while your young so (come on! / with) take myhand cause tramps / like us baby we were born to run.� There are also some notes in the margins — “Wild� and “Angels� and a word that looks like “velocity,� with the letter “t� in Springsteen’s curlicue cursive.

“Although Springsteen is known to have an intensive drafting process, few manuscripts of ‘Born to Run’ are available, with the present example being one of only two identified that include the most famous lines in the song,� Sotheby’s said. Springsteen’s website describes the “Born to Run� album as “a sheer epic fueled by tangible energy, the idealized notion of escape and the romance of youth.� His “Darkness on the Edge of Town� album came out three years after “Born to Run.� For much of that interlude, Springsteen was prevented from releasing music due to a lawsuit involving Appel. Material from the “Darkness� sessions may have been influenced by the acrimo-


nious fallout from their business breakup. “Darkness� was “noticeably sparer than ‘Born to Run,’� according to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website, which says Springsteen described the evolution as “a certain loss of innocence.� “If ‘Born to Run’ was epic cinema, ‘Darkness’ was brutal reality, its characters not dreaming of idealized escape as much as struggling against their circumstances,� notes Springsteen’s website. A lot of water has since ebbed and flowed under that bridge. In November 2009, Springsteen invited Appel and his son to fly with the E Street Band to their tour finale in Buffalo, N.Y., which featured “Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.,� an

album Appel co-produced. At the show, Springsteen publicly acknowledged Appel’s contributions to his career. Springsteen told The Associated Press in 2010 that he and Appel were “very good friends.� The “Born to Run� manuscript was included in a sale of fine books and manuscripts. It had a pre-sale estimate of $70,000 to $100,000.

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Teen Shakespeare Film Festival begins Monday The teen library will host “To See or Not To See,” a Shakespeare Film Festival, Monday through Friday, Dec. 13. Movie show times are planned from 6-8 p.m. each day. On Friday, Dec. 13, an IPFW English student who traveled to the Globe Theatre will lead a group discussion at 4:30 p.m. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED

Librarians offer one-on-one assistance with computer, tablet or e-reader basics, email account set up and use, Internet searches, Microsoft Office software use, as well as library e-book and audiobook downloads. Librarians are available Monday and Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-5 p.m. Call 925-2414, ext. 120 to schedule an appointment.

Book the Digital Lab Librarians at the Willennar Genealogy Center are ready to help preserve old photos and papers for patrons. Patrons can book an hour with a staff member to digitize artifacts. Times are available Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Thursday at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Creative writing group meets Dec. 16 Receive feedback, get motivated and meet other writers during the creative writing session Monday, Dec. 16, from 6:30-8 p.m. The group is for adults 18 and older.

Knifty Knitters meet Thursday A group of beginning and seasoned knitters will meet Thursday from 6-7:45 p.m. The group shares knitting patterns and knitting tips.

Better Off Read plans first meeting The book discussion group will meet at Jeremiah’s Brewed Awakenings, 111 W. Ninth St., to discuss “The Roman Spring” by Tennessee Williams Thursday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Copies of the book can be picked up at the Eckhart Public Library.

Teen chess club hosts game day Chess players of all abilities are invited to come and play at the teen library Saturday, Dec. 14, from 2-4 p.m. Teens can bring boards or use one of the library’s boards.

The Auburn Classic Noon Lions Club has presented two of its members with awards. Lion Doris Blickenstaff, left, received the Melvin Jones Fellowship. Lion Andy Smith, right, was awarded the W. P. Woods Fellowship.

GARRETT — Garrett is combining its fall all-school musical and middle and high school choral concerts into one big event Saturday. The mixed choirs will present “A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol” in two performances, the first at 2:30 p.m. and the second at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. The event begins with a dessert cabaret served prior to each show, the first at 1:30 p.m. and the second at 6:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Audience members will be greeted by live carolers and invited to choose from a wide variety of desserts such as pie, cake, cheesecake, cookies, brownies and fruit salad, as well as kid-friendly

and sugar-free options. Beverages served will be coffee, hot chocolate, punch and water. Audience members will be seated at tables, eat desserts and will be entertained by Christmas songs sung by the middle and high school choirs. They will be guided back to the Performing Arts Center for the musical. This an extremely heartfelt musical that takes place December 1943 at Christmas time, in Newark, N,.J. It is a small radio show broadcast of “A Christmas Carol,” where there are lots of twists and turns. There are comical moments as well as emotionally heartfelt moments. The audience will laugh and cry. Throughout

the musical will be Christmas music from the early 1940s era sung by the cast featuring the Garrett middle school and high school choirs. Reserved seating tickets are on sale now for $10 each and include the dessert cabaret and the musical performance. Tickets can be purchased in the high school choir room from Jennifer Fast at 357-4114, ext. 3124 or through e-mail at jfast@ Audience members can park in the Performing Arts Center parking lot and enter door No. 10. Tickets also will be sold at the door the day of the performances 30 minutes prior to each dessert time.

Lions Club Parishioners donate for the holidays members earn high honors AUBURN — The Auburn Classic Noon Lions Club recently presented two of its members with awards. Lion Andy Smith was awarded the W. P. Woods Fellowship. The fellowship is provided from the Indiana Lions Foundation and is named after the first president of Lions International, Dr. W. P. Woods, who was from Evansville. Smith received the award because of his many contributions to the club since becoming a member in 2009. His involvement includes serving as club president, chairing the club golf outing multiple times, starting the club’s annual Reverse Raffle to benefit Boomerang Backpacks event, serving as club membership director, participating in the club Christmas Stroll and fair projects annually and currently serving as club secretary.

Lion Doris Blickenstaff, a past president of the club, was awarded a Melvin Jones Fellowship by the club. The Melvin Jones Fellowship is the highest award offered through the Lions International Foundation. The award is named after Melvin Jones, a Chicago businessman, who is credited with being the primary founder of Lions International in 1917. Blickenstaff received the award for her many acts of service to the club. She is a charter member of club from 1998, served as scholarship committee chair and Christmas Family committee chair for several years, has invited multiple key members to join the club, participated in and significantly contributed to every club project and event since 1998, and has provided cinnamon rolls for the annual club golf outing for several years.

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DeKalb student awarded scholarship SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — Lake Superior State University awarded Xena Williams, DeKalb High School senior, with the Board of Trustees U.S. and Foreign Academic Scholarship and Laker USA Scholarship for the fall 2014 semester. Xena is the daughter of David and Leah Williams. She plans to major in forensic chemistry.

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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 At the top of the home page, under Share News, there are links to wedding forms. 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, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope to have it returned. Or you can attach a high-quality, color photo to your online form. For information, call Kathryn at 925-2611, Ext. 26, or e-mail her at The deadline for wedding submissions is Monday at noon prior to publication.

AUBURN — Parishioners at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Auburn donated nonpersishable food, paper goods and money for meat and produce during all Masses the weekend of Nov. 23-24. This is an annual food drive that the church community undertakes in an effort to reach out to those in need during the holidays. “Thank you to all the parishioners who were so charitable,” said Fr. Derrick Sneyd, pastor at ICC. “We have many ‘asks’ for money, but when it is on behalf of the poor and the needy, I never hesitate. And our family of faith’s generous response is humbling.”


Food collected at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Nov. 23-24.

Donated money and food were sorted and given to the Retired Senior Volunteer Program in

Auburn, an affiliate of Catholic Charities for distribution to those in need.

Area Activities • Today

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Yoga: 5:30 p.m. Gentle and restorative yoga. Please bring a pillow and blanket. If possible, bring a mat. Garrett Public Library, 107 W. Houston St., Garrett. Light Up Waterloo: 6-7 p.m. The Waterloo Events Committee hosts the lighting of the park’s trees with music and treats. Francis Thomson Memorial Park, Waterloo. Bingo: 6 p.m. Open to the public; food and drinks available. American Legion Post 97, 1729 Sprott St., Auburn. 2013 Christmas Walk: 6-8 p.m. today, Saturday and Dec. 13-14. Enjoy holiday lights, scenes and music at Eckhart Park. Admission is $2 or $1 with donation of a nonperishable food item. Children 3 and under are free. Eckhart

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


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Annual Gingerbread Festival: 1-3:30 p.m. Featuring games, food, crafts, horse drawn wagon rides, an ugly holiday sweater contest, music and more. DeKalb County Fairgrounds, 708 S. Union St., Auburn.

Fort Wayne Philharmonic Holiday Pops Concert: 2:30 p.m. Psi Iota Xi presents the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Holiday Pops Concert. Tickets are available at Carbaugh Jewelers in Auburn, by calling Jan at 925-1672 or any Eta Xi member. $12 adults, $7 students. DeKalb High School, 3424 C.R. 427, Waterloo.

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Jobs report to help show if US economy is for real WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy appears to be gathering momentum ahead of the critical holiday shopping season. It’s growing faster, corporate profits are rising and companies are laying off the fewest workers in six years, government reports show. “The momentum looks strong,” said Chris Rupkey, chief economist at the Bank or Tokyo-Mitsubishi. Encouraging as the latest figures are, hopes for a robust finish to 2013 hinge on strong hiring. And that depends, in part, on what the government’s November jobs report shows when it is released on Friday. The recovery from the Great Recession that ended 4½ years ago has come in fits and starts. And even Thursday’s government report that the economy grew at a robust annual rate of 3.6 percent from July through September was hardly cause for celebration. Nearly half the growth came from businesses building up their stockpiles, a temporary factor. Excluding stockpiling, annual growth last quarter was a mere 1.9 percent. Unless consumers step up spending during the holiday season, stockpiling is likely to slow, “perhaps severely,” said Pierre Ellis, a senior managing director at Decision Economics. Most economists foresee a sharp slowdown

in growth during the October-December quarter as businesses do less stockpiling. Early estimates for economic growth are at or below an annual rate of 1.5 percent. Paul Ashworth, chief U.S. economist at Capital Economics, cautioned that a drop in fourthquarter growth might not necessarily signal a weakening economy. Ashworth noted that the report on third-quarter growth showed that business sales surged, corporate profits rose, income grew and Americans saved more. The report adds “to the evidence that the recovery is gaining momentum,” Ashworth said. To sustain that strength, the economy needs more jobs. On Friday, the government will show whether steady gains in hiring over the past few months continued in November. “It’s the one number that can come out and be 180 degrees in the opposite direction of what you thought,” Rupkey said. The economy has added a solid average of 202,000 jobs a month from August through October. And the number of people applying for unemployment benefits has fallen over the past month back to mid-2007 levels. That signals fewer layoffs and further job gains in November. Job growth has a dominant influence over

much of the economy. If hiring continues at the current pace, a virtuous cycle starts to build. More jobs usually lead to higher wages, more spending, and faster growth. Stronger corporate profits this year might also enable the creation of higher-paying jobs. More than half the jobs that have been added in the past six months have come from four low-wage industries: retail; hotels, restaurants and entertainment; temp jobs; and home health care workers. Unemployment remains high at 7.3 percent. The Federal Reserve has pegged its stimulus efforts to the unemployment rate. Fed chairman Ben Bernanke has said the central bank will ease its monthly purchases of $85 billion in bonds if hiring improves consistently. In fact, expectations that the Fed will pull back because of the stronger economy led the stock market to drop slightly Thursday. But the unemployment rate can also fall for the wrong reason: When people quit looking for a job, the Labor Department stops counting them as unemployed. This trend could soon affect the monthly jobs reports. A federal program that extends unemployment benefits is set to expire at the end of the year.


In this June 24, 1995, file photo, South African rugby captain Francios Pienaar, right, receives the Rugby World Cup from South African President Nelson Mandela, left, who wears a South

African rugby shirt, after they defeated New Zealand in the final 15-12 at Ellis Park, Johannesburg. Mandela died Thursday at 95.

MANDELA: World’s most famous political prisoner FROM PAGE A1

onto the field before the 1995 Rugby World Cup final in Johannesburg. When he came on the field in South African colors to congratulate the victorious South African team, he brought the overwhelmingly white crowd of 63,000 to its feet, chanting “Nelson! Nelson! Nelson!” For he had marched headlong into a bastion of white Afrikanerdom — the temple of South African rugby — and made its followers feel they belonged in the new South Africa. At the same time, Mandela was himself uneasy with the idea of being an icon and he did not escape criticism as an individual and a politician, though much of it was muted by his status as a unassailable symbol of decency and principle. As president, he failed to craft a lasting formula for overcoming South Africa’s biggest post-apartheid problems, including one of the world’s widest gaps between rich and poor. In his writings, he pondered the heavy cost to his family of his decision to devote himself to the struggle against apartheid. He had been convicted of treason and sentenced to life imprisonment in 1964 for leading a campaign of sabotage against the government, and sent to the notorious Robben Island prison. It was forbidden to quote him or publish his

photo, yet he and other jailed members of his banned African National Congress were able to smuggle out messages of guidance to the anti-apartheid crusade. As time passed — the “long, lonely, wasted years,” as he termed them — international awareness of apartheid grew more acute. By the time Mandela turned 70 he was the world’s most famous political prisoner. Such were his mental reserves, though, that he turned down conditional offers of freedom from his apartheid jailers and even found a way to benefit from confinement. “People tend to measure themselves by external accomplishments, but jail allows a person to focus on internal ones; such as honesty, sincerity, simplicity, humility, generosity and an absence of variety,” Mandela says in one of the many quotations displayed at the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg. “You learn to look into yourself.” Thousands died, were tortured and were imprisoned in the decades-long struggle against apartheid, so that when Mandela emerged from prison in 1990, smiling and waving to the crowds, the image became an international icon of freedom to rival the fall of the Berlin Wall. South Africa’s white rulers had portrayed Mandela as the spearhead

“We have confounded the prophets of doom and achieved a bloodless revolution.” Nelson Mandela South African leader

• of a communist revolution and insisted that black majority rule would usher in the chaos and bloodshed that had beset many other African countries as they shook off colonial rule. Yet since apartheid ended, South Africa has held four parliamentary elections and elected three presidents, always peacefully, setting an example on a continent where democracy is still new and fragile. Its democracy has flaws, and the African National Congress has struggled to deliver on promises. It is a front runner ahead of 2014 elections, but corruption scandals and other missteps have undercut some of the promise of earlier years. “We have confounded the prophets of doom and achieved a bloodless revolution. We have restored the dignity of every South African,” Mandela said shortly before stepping down as president in 1999 at age 80.

Fast-food protests return amid push for wage hikes NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food workers and labor organizers are marching, waving signs and chanting in cities across the country Thursday amid a push for higher wages. Organizers say employees planned to forgo work in 100 cities, with rallies set for another 100 cities. But it’s not clear what the actual turnout has been or how many of the participants are workers. By afternoon, disruptions seemed minimal or temporary at the targeted restaurants. The actions began about a year ago and are spearheaded by the Service Employees International Union, which has spent millions to bankroll local worker groups and organize publicity for the demonstrations. At a time when there’s growing national and international attention on economic disparities, advocacy groups and Democrats are also hoping to build

public support to raise the federal minimum wage of $7.25. That comes to about $15,000 a year for full-time work. Protesters are calling for pay of $15 an hour, but the figure is seen more as a rallying point than a near-term possibility. In New York City, about 100 protesters blew whistles and beat drums while marching into a McDonald’s at around 6:30 a.m.; one startled customer grabbed his food and fled as they flooded the restaurant, while another didn’t look up from eating and reading amid their chants of “We can’t survive on $7.25!” Community leaders took turns giving speeches for about 15 minutes until police arrived and ordered protesters out of the store. The crowd continued to demonstrate outside for about 45 minutes. A McDonald’s manager declined to be interviewed and asked that the handful

of customers not be bothered. Later in the day, about 50 protesters rallied outside a Wendy’s in Brooklyn, with their presence discouraging customers from entering. In Washington, D.C., about 100 people protested outside a McDonald’s in the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum. Only a handful of the protesters said they worked at the restaurant and none were scheduled to work Thursday. At one point, about a dozen protesters entered the store, but security guards prevented them from approaching the service counter or interfering with customers. In Detroit, about 50 demonstrators turned out for a pre-dawn rally in front of a McDonald’s. A few employees said they weren’t working but a manager and other employees kept the restaurant open.


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THURSDAY’S GAMES NEW YORK ...........................113 BROOKLYN .............................83 L.A. CLIPPERS ....................101 MEMPHIS ................................81

THURSDAY’S GAMES TAMPA BAY.................................3 OTTAWA ........................................1 MONTREAL.................................2 BOSTON.......................................1 TORONTO....................................3 DALLAS .............................2 (OT) PITTSBURGH...........................5 SAN JOSE ...................................1

Briefly • Knicks shred Nets NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets look like the real Big Apple busts. Carmelo Anthony had 19 points and 10 rebounds, Iman Shumpert scored a season-high 17 points, and the New York Knicks ended a nine-game losing streak with 113-83 romp Thursday night in the first meeting of the season between the city rivals.

Area Events • BOYS BAS K ETBALL Fremon t at Lakeland, 6 p.m. Central Noble at Ang ola, 6 p.m. Churubusco at Westview, 6 p.m. Eastsid e at Cant erbury, 6 p.m. Fairfield at Prairie Heights, 6 p.m. Hamilton at Elkhart Christian, 6 p.m. Lakewood Park at Wayne, 6 p.m. Traders Point Christian at The Howe School, 6 p.m. Woodlan at Garrett, 6 p.m. DeKalb at F W North Sid e, 6:1 5 p.m. G I R LS BAS K ETBALL Prairie Heights at Bethany Christian, 6 p.m.

On The Air • SO C CE R F I FA World Cup draw, E S P N2, 11:3 0 a.m. GOLF P GA, World Challenge, The Golf Channel, 3 p.m. BOYS BAS K ETBALL Fremon t vs. Lakeland, W TH D -F M 1 0 5.5, 7:1 5 p.m. Central Noble vs. Ang ola, W LK I-F M 1 00.3, 7:1 5 p.m. DeKalb vs. F.W. North Sid e, WAW KF M 9 5.5, The Fan 1 0 6.7 F M, 7:3 0 p.m. COLLEGE BASKETBALL Arizona St ate vs. DePaul, Fox Sports 1, 7 p.m. Kentucky vs. Baylor, E S P N , 1 0 p.m. C OLLEG E HO CK EY Massachusetts-Lowell vs. Notre Dame, N BCS N, 7:30 p.m. N BA BAS K ETBALL Denver vs. Boston, E S P N, 7:3 0 p.m. C OLLEG E FO OTBALL Mid-Americ an Conf. championship, Northern Illinois vs. Bowling Green, E S P N2, 8 p.m.






Colts missing Reggie Wayne INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts aren’t the same team without Reggie Wayne. In the five games since Wayne tore his right ACL against the Denver Broncos, Indianapolis is averaging 19.6 points. In the seven games Wayne played, the Colts averaged 26.7 points. The offensive line has failed to protect quarterback Andrew Luck. T.Y. Hilton, the new No. 1 receiver, is adjusting to being double teamed, and the other receivers haven’t made up the difference. Indy’s offense hit rock bottom in a 38-8 loss to St. Louis on Nov. 10 and a 40-11 loss at Arizona on Nov. 24. Though the group hasn’t looked like the one that derailed Denver earlier this season, Indianapolis has won three of five since Wayne’s injury. Indianapolis (8-4) can wrap up the AFC South title with a victory Sunday at Cincinnati. “As of late, we’ve been like the Rocky Balboa of the National Football League,” Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton said. “We get bloodied up, but we find a way to finish on top.” It’s questionable whether that approach will work in the playoffs. The Colts have been particularly bad in the first half. In the five games without Wayne, Indianapolis has scored 24 points before halftime. The Colts have scored 75 points after the break in those games. “We have our moments where we’re hot and we’re able to move the ball and we’re able to score


Indianapolis Colts’ Trent Richardson (34) runs during the first half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans Sunday in Indianapolis. Donald Brown was recently given the starting running back job over Richardson.

touchdowns,” Hamilton said. “We’ve got to make it a point of emphasis, as we always have, to find a way to get started a lot faster.” Darrius Heyward-Bey, who was supposed to fill some of Wayne’s productivity, has struggled with drops. Despite starting four of five games since Wayne’s injury, Heyward-Bey has just nine catches for 96 yards during that stretch. Heyward-Bey’s troubles are starting to affect Hilton’s production. In the first two games after Wayne’s injury, Hilton caught 14 passes for 251 yards and three

touchdowns. In the next three games, he caught 15 passes for 128 yards and no scores. With no other viable outside threat, teams are more focused on Hilton. “T.Y. is still a very effective receiver for us,” Hamilton said. “They’ve started to double-team him more. I’ve got to do a better job of moving T.Y. around and making sure we find creative ways to get him in space.” Luck has tried to compensate for Wayne’s absence at times by holding the ball too long. He has been sacked 14 times in the past five

games after being sacked 15 times in the first seven. Before Wayne’s injury, Luck was completing 61 percent of his passes and had 10 touchdown passes and three interceptions. Since the injury, he’s completing 55 percent with five touchdowns and five interceptions. Luck accepts his share of the blame for the way the offense has played. “Oh yeah, I make my fair share of mistakes,” Luck said. “It might not be as obvious to the common fan. Drops happen. Holdings happen. Pass interference happens. Not that it’s ever excusable, but it’s part of human error, part of playing any sport and doing anything I think.” The running game has struggled so much that the Colts finally made Donald Brown the starting running back over Trent Richardson this past Sunday. Even with all the criticism, the Colts are coming off a 22-14 win over the Titans that put them in control of the AFC South. The Colts didn’t score a touchdown against the Titans until Brown reached the end zone with 1:56 remaining, yet they were in position to win. “Again, we’re never going to apologize for winning no matter how you get it done,” Colts coach Chuck Pagano said. “Ugly, whatever you want to call it, a win is a win. It was critical. We all know the magnitude of that ball game. It was a game we had to get the win and get it done.”

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WATERLOO — DeKalb kicked off its dual meet season Thursday night against Homestead, and it couldn’t have started off any better. The Barons earned pins in the first three matches to build a lead, and then hung on at the end to defeat their Northeast Hoosier Conference rivals, 36-33, on DeKalb’s senior night. The Barons had three of their strongest wrestlers kick off the meet and set the tone for the night. DeKalb’s returning state qualifier, senior 138-pounder Zach Krumlauf, earned a first-period pin on Kyle Leland right at the horn to make it 6-0. Junior Logan Williams (145) and sophomore Chris Hamlin (152) also picked up first-period pins and the Barons were rolling at 18-0. “We started at the strength of our lineup, which showed,” said DeKalb coach Jason Hunter. “Those senior-junior-sophomore wrestlers, bang bang bang, getting us off 18-0, that’s huge. “We then go into a part of the lineup where we’re looking to split some matches and not give up bonus (points). Unfortunately, at this point, we’re not a solid dual-meet team yet. To start out like that increases confidence in a team. Any time you can start out 18-0, the kids are going to have confidence.”


DeKalb sophomore 152-pounder Chris Hamlin (top) started off Thursday’s dual meet against Homestead with a first-period pin of Alex Ferrando. The Barons defeated the Spartans, 36-33.

DeKalb 36, Homestead 33 106 — Franklin (H) dec. Boyce (DK), 7-2. 113 — Rushing (H) dec. Wilson (DK), 3-2. 120 — Rhodes (H) pin Davis, 4:46. 126 — Camron (H) dec. Fozo (DK), 8-2. 132 — Rosales (H) pin Fingleton (DK), 2:35. 138 — Krumlauf (DK) pin Leland (H), 2:00. 145 — Williams (DK) pin Woosley (H), 1:21. 152 — Hamlin (DK) pin Ferrando (H), 1:58. 160 — Eshcoff (H) pin Fiig (DK), 3:19. 170 — Lynch (DK) dec. Lay (H), 5-2. 182 — Clem (H) pin Bice (DK), 2:25. 195 — Martin (DK) dec. Van Burk (H), 7-2. 220 – Thompson (DK) pin Clark (H), :42. 285 — Duke (DK) forfeit.

Homestead finished the match strong, winning the last five matches. “We’re pretty solid at our lightweights but Homestead just paired up with us really well. You want those type of matches now,” Hunter said.

The dual-meet victory wasn’t decided until the second-to-last match of the night at 126 pounds, when DeKalb’s Susie Fozo — who looked like she might get pinned in both the first two periods — kept her shoulders off the mat, which included a rush by Homestead’s Robb Camron in the final seconds. Fozo only lost via decision, 8-2, instead of a pin, and prevented the Spartans from earning the six necessary points to keep a team victory alive. Fozo was a late addition to the lineup. SEE DEKALB, PAGE B2

In all my years livin’ and chewing grass around the farm, people always wonder how I’m able to keep up with national and local sporting events. There are some things about my life that don’t seem to make sense. Am I part of a horde of bovines on the farm? Yes. Is there a succinct smell of animal waste on my daily walk? Yes. Is there only the slightest signs of human life in my small piece of pasture along the DeKalb-Noble PICKIN’ County line? Yes. But in one tiny THE PREPS corner of the barn, an area blocked off from the rest Hannah Holstein of the heifers on the farm, I’ve developed my version of the Cow Palace, complete with multiple 70-inch televisions and the highest-speed Internet possible. Does it look like the secret room in “The Dark Knight”? Yes. Will



2013 KPC Media Group All-Area Boys Tennis Team The 13th annual KPC Media Group All-Area Boys Tennis Team will be featured in Sunday’s edition. Front row, from left, Blake Trusty, Chris Calvelage, Jake Honer, Co-Prep of the Year Craig Nofziger, Cameron Hall and Co-Prep of the Year Markus Arnold of Angola; and Nate Helmkamp and Luke Buttermore of DeKalb. Back row, Hunter

Christner, Kohle Christner and Jamar Weaver of Westview, and Carl Kramer, Evan Hart, Aaron Dills, Jonathan Toles, Austin Mohamedali and Coach of the Year Nathan Toles of East Noble. Not pictured is Cody Nickols of Angola.



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Penguins Bowling hammer Sharks

EN girls defeat DeKalb, still unbeaten in league

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chris Kunitz scored twice during a four-goal second period and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the San Jose Sharks 5-1 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory. Pascal Dupuis, Jayson Megna and Kris Letang also scored for Pittsburgh, which snapped San Jose’s six-game winning streak. Sidney Crosby added three assists in his 500th career game to push his point total to an NHL-leading 42. Marc-Andre Fleury made 44 saves for the Penguins against the league’s highestscoring team. Pittsburgh played without star Evgeni Malkin, scratched after sustaining a lower-body injury during the morning skate. Tomas Hertl got his 14th goal for San Jose. Antti Niemi made 23 saves but was pulled after two periods, and the Sharks lost in regulation for only the fourth time this season. The showdown between two Stanley Cup contenders quickly turned one-sided after a scoreless first period. The Penguins beat Niemi four times in a span of 7:03, showcasing the firepower that makes the Metropolitan Division leaders heavy favorites to make another deep playoff run next spring. The Sharks have been futilely chasing a trip to the finals for the past decade and they’re off to another remarkably hot start. The Pacific Division front-runners lead the league in goal differential and had outscored opponents 24-12 over their last six games. All that momentum came to a grinding halt during a frantic second period.

DEKALB: Barons also get 2 J.V. triumphs FROM PAGE B1

“That’s huge for Susie to go out there because she thought she was going to wrestle JV 113,â€? Hunter said. “When we found out our senior couldn’t wrestle, for her to go out there and not give up a pin ‌ she was in it until the last 10 seconds.â€? A handful of other Barons were also victorious on the night. Senior Stephen Lynch earned a 5-2 decision over Jacob Lay at 170 pounds, senior Hunter Martin defeated Nick Van Burk, 7-2 at 195 pounds, Ross Thompson (220) pinned Matt Clark in 42 seconds and junior Nate Duke earned a forfeit victory at 285. “You’ve got a couple of seniors back-to-back coming up with some big decisions for us in Martin and Thompson,â€? Hunter said. Earning junior varsity wins were Quinton Hanes at 145 pounds and Lucas Tucker at 152 pounds.


GARRETT — East Noble’s girls bowling team remained undefeated in the Northeast Indiana High School Bowling Conference by defeating DeKalb 11-9 in match points at the Garrett Bowl on Monday. Ashlen Cramer rolled a 402 series to lead East Noble in the win. Camille Furrow led DeKalb with a 396 series. Eastside defeated Garrett 11.58.5 in match points. High score for Eastside was Briana Marques with a 386 series. Lindsay Crosby rolled a 355 series for Garrett. East Noble girls lead the conference standings at 6–0 with DeKalb in second at 4-2. In boys’ competition Tuesday at the Albion Bowl, Eastside defeated Angola 11-9 in match points. High for Eastside was Matt David with a 408 series. Jordan Lively led the way for Angola with a 443 series. Central Noble beat Lakeland 16-4 in match points. High scores were Devon Adair with a 369 for Central Noble and Madison Campbell with a 350 for Lakeland. Garrett defeated DeKalb 16-4 in match points. Todd Dickson shot a 478 for Garrett and Spencer Grim had a 470 for DeKalb. East Noble beat Cornerstone 13.5-6.5 in match points. Cory Rhodes had the high score for East Noble with a 351 while Trevor Boner had a 326 for Cornerstone. Eastside and Angola are tied at the top of the boys standings with 5-1 records. The next conference match is on Tuesday at the Shadow Bowl in Kendallville. Starting time is at 4:15 p.m.

Donations made to high school bowling program KENDALLVILLE — Dependable Metal of Kendallville made a $200 donation and the American Legion Post 86 and the Sons of The American Legion made a $100 donation to the East Noble High School club bowling program to help with the expenses of the program. High school bowling is a letter sport recognized by the schools but is not funded by the schools. The high school bowlers run fundraisers and take donations to offset the cost of running the program. The teams belong to the Northeast Indiana High School Bowling Conference. They bowl for 11 weeks against other schools in the conference then have a sectional, regional, semistate and state finals. The bowlers can also earn scholarships. If any organization, company or individual is interested in donating to the high school bowling program please contact or stop in at the Shadow Bowl in Kendallville. The phone number to call is 347-4918.

Kendallville USBC holds annual Turkey Roll KENDALLVILLE — During the week of November 17-24, the Kendallville Bowling Association held its annual Turkey Roll. The person who had the most pins over their average for a three-game series won a gift card from Scott’s Food furnished by the Kendallville USBC Bowling Association. The winners are as follows.

Kendallville USBC Bowling Assoc. Moose 1301: Flo Glick +63, Dave Kline +69 Sunday niters: Stan Woods +100, Jodl Issacs +61 Monday Night Sallies: Carman Terry +72, Lisa Terry +68 Monday Night Football: Dean Gillespie +76

Bud Campbell Memorial League: Keith Schmidt +108, Gary Terry +108 Industrial League: Randy Whiteny +128, Dave Hale +108 Bantam division: Jacob Spencer +43 Jr./Sr. Division: Dakota Smith +70, Jaylan Baxter +41

Wrestling Garrett defeats South Adams in opener The Garrett wrestling team won its first dual meet of the season Thursday night in defeating South Adams, 55-15. Winning by pin were Zane Hargrove (106), Dylan DeMarco (113), Jaden Barker (132), Bo Davis (195) and Kyler Perez (220).

Garrett 55, South Adams 15 106 — Zane Hargrove (G) pinned Kadin Gerber (SA) 3:25. 113 — Dylan DeMarco (G) pinned Briar Goodwin (SA), 2:43. 120 — Sawyer Miller (SA) FF. 126 — Dalton Halferty (G) maj. dec. Skylar Shrout (SA), 17-8. 132: Jaden Barker (G) pinned Josh Lahr (SA), 4:25. 138 — Matt Nusshaum (SA) dec. Dustin Alwine (G), 3-0. 145: Jordan Gunion, (G), dec. Boaz Marbach (SA), 6-4. 152: Michael Sexton (G), FF. 160 — Gabe Gunion (G), FF . 170 — Ryan Hathaway (G), FF. 182 — double forfeit. 195 — Bo Davis (G) pinned Klayton Hinshaw (SA), 3:54. 220 — Kyler Perez (G) pinned Kyle Kilsby (SA), 4:54. 285 — Andrew Beachey (SA), pinned Ivan Jacobs (G), 3:56.

Girls Prep Basketball Eagles lose at Heritage MONROEVILLE — Fremont fell behind 22-8 after one quarter and never really recovered in a 60-47 non-conference loss to Heritage Wednesday. Lauren Wherry had 15 points and four rebounds for the Patriots (3-2), who only had nine turnovers. McKenzie Brown added 13 points and five steals. Miranda White had 22 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and three blocked shots for the Eagles (3-2). Shae Rhonehouse had 11 points, nine boards, six assists and three blocks. Melissa Beer had 10 points, four rebounds and a block.

Panthers fall to Garrett GARRETT — Prairie Heights lost to Garrett 57-33 in a non-conference contest Tuesday. Brandi Dawson had 29 points, 19 rebounds and four assists for the Railroaders. Shawna Carbone had 12 points, 11 rebounds and two steals for the Panthers. Tressa Terry had eight points and three assists. Haley Kleeberg blocked two shots.

Middle School Hoops Patriots 7th boys fall WATERLOO — DeKalb’s seventh-grade boys basketball team lost to Maple Creek Thursday night, 43-14. Spencer Whan and Bryce Handshoe led DeKalb with three points apiece. Dalton Shirks, Kyle Dunham, Tyler Stuckey and Ben Christiansen all had two points each.

DeKalb 8th boys lose WATERLOO — Maple Creek defeated DeKalb’s eighth-grade boys basketball team Thursday night, 60-35. Logan Kruse led DeKalb with 12 points while Colin Goebel added nine points. Jared Reutebuch added six points and Marshall Beard scored four points. Troy Hickman and Alec Brunson finished the scoring with two points each.

EN 8th-graders score win NEW HAVEN — East Noble’s 8th-grade girls basketball team defeated New Haven, 35-11. The team was led by Corie Jones with 15 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals. Kara Kline

scored six points, along with two rebounds, two assists and a steal. Lydia Platt had six points, with four points for Danielle Lewis and two points each for Taylor Peters and Hailee Slone. With steals were Taylor Cripe and Colby Antonides. Paige McAtee, Shelby Targgart, Lily Richards also made contributions in the win. East Noble only had two turnovers in the game.

PH boys 7th on a roll BRUSHY PRAIRIE — Prairie Heights Middle School’s seventhgrade boys basketball team ran off three straight wins recently. It won at home 41-29 over Churubusco Tuesday, 31-19 at East Noble on Nov. 26 and 44-17 at home over Elkhart Christian on Nov. 25. The Panthers were 4-1 after Tuesday’s win over ‘Busco. On Tuesday with Churubusco, it was a hard-fought game that saw both teams make adjustments and runs that kept the game close until the fourth quarter. Prairie Heights led 13-5 after one quarter, then the Eagles battled back to where they only trailed 19-17 at halftime. The Panthers managed Churubusco’s half-court press in the second half en route to the victory. Ryan Rasler led PH with a game-high 16 points. Landry Gerbers added 14 points. Layne Bachelor and Cameron Penick had four points each with Garrett Culler scoring two and Hans Franke adding a point. On Nov. 26, the Panthers led 12-3 after one quarter and 23-4 at the half. Everybody played for Heights in the win. Gerbers had 15 points, followed by Rasler with seven, Franke with four, two each from Culler and Bachelor and a point from Penick. On Nov. 25, the Panthers came out putting pressure on the ECA Eagles. PH led by six points after one quarter and extended the lead to 17 at halftime at 23-6. Gerbers had a game-high 17 point for Prairie Heights. Penick chipped in eight points. Culler added seven points. The Panthers also had six points from Bachelor, four from Rasler and two from Franke.

Swimming Baron teams sweep FW South, Canterbury FORT WAYNE — The DeKalb boys and girls swimming teams had strong performances Wednesday night, defeating both Fort Wayne South and Fort Wayne Canterbury in a three-team meet at South Side. The Baron boys scored 130 points to South’s 109 and Canterbury’s 65, while the DeKalb girls scored 124 points to best Canterbury (112) and South (88). Winning for the boys team were Kahler Goldsmith in the 50-yard freestyle (24.44 seconds), Brycen Spangler in the 200 freestyle (2:10.15), John Turner in the 100 backstroke (1:04.55) and 200 IM (2:19.29), the 200 medley relay team of Turner, Seth Gillespie, Goldsmith and Spangler (1:53.06), the 200 freestyle relay team of Goldsmith, Spangler, Turner and Gillespie (1:41.14) and the 400 freestyle relay team of Jacob Bainbridge, Graham Burris, Will Edmonds and Madison Burris (4:25.58). Earning blue ribbons for the girls were Kara Robinett in the 50 freestyle (29.61) and 500 freestyle (6:25.50), Nicole Gillespie in the 100 freestyle (1:03.19) and 200 freestyle (2:24.42), MaKayla Rieke in the 100 breaststroke (1:27.61), the 200 medley relay team of Gillespie, Rieke, Nichol Vonholten and Robinett (2:15.74) and the 200 freestyle relay team of Robinett,

Vonholten, Reena Ramos and Gillespie (2:01.65).

Boys: DeKalb 130 Fort Wayne South 109, Canterbury 64 50 freestyle: 1. Goldsmith (DK), 24.44. 2. Marshall Reber (SS), 24.70. 3. M. Burris (DK), 28.04. 4. Fenoglio (CA), 29.07. 5. Lin (SS), 30.09. 100 freestyle: 1. Marshall Reber (SS), 55.89. 2. Kauffman (CA), 58.43. 3. M. Burris (DK), 1:05.17. 4. Lin (SS), 1:15.08. 5. Phan (CA), 1:20.96. 200 freestyle: 1. Spangler (DK), 2:10.15. 2. Bainbridge (DK), 2:16.63. 3. 3. Tribbett (SS), 2:17.14. 500 freestyle: 1. McCord (SS), 5:49.63. 2. Spangler (DK), 5:57.00. 3. Bainbridge (DK), 6:11.12. 4. Delberto (CA), 7:12.32. 5. Pommer (SS), 8:30.31. 1oo butterfly: 1. McCord (SS), 59.63. 2. White (CA), 1:01.96. 3. Goldsmith (DK), 1:04.53. 4. Dasher (SS), 1:21.81. 5. Edmonds (DK), 1:27.66. 1oo backstroke: 1. Turner (DK), 1:04.55. 2. Tribbett (SS), 1:09.74. 3. Kauffman (CA), 1:09.83. 4. Tidwell (S), 1:16.79. 5. G. Burris (DK), 1:20.41. 100 breaststroke: 1. Westropp (CA), 1:09.88. 2. Manuel (SS), 1:10.47. 3. Gillespie (DK), 1:12.07. 4. Lockwood (DK), 1:35.00. 5. Qadar (SS), 1:37.93. 200 IM: 1. Turner (DK), 2:19.29. 2. Manuel (CA), 2:19.33. 3. Manuel (SS), 2:32.87. 4. Edmonds (DK), 2:53.38. 200 medley relay: 1. Turner, Gillespie, Goldsmith, Spangler (DK), 1:53.06. 2. SS, 1:56.03. 3. C, 1:57.23. 200 freestyle relay: 1. Goldsmith, Spangler, Turner, Gillespie (DK), 1:41.14. 2. SS, 1:44.65. 3. CA, 1:44.89. 400 freestyle relay: 1. Bainbridge, G. Burris, Edmonds, M. Burris (DK), 4:25.58. 2. CA, 4:29.06. 3. Ramos, Kennedy, Moss, Lockwood (DK), 5:09.64. Diving: 1. Williams (SS), 147.25. 2. Foster (SS), 144.00.

Girls: DeKalb 124, Canterbury 112, Fort Wayne South 88 50 freestyle: 1. Robinett (DK), 29.61. 2. Herman (SS), 29.86. 3. Devlin (CA), 30.26. 4. Ramos (DK), 31.46. 5. Lewellen (SS), 31.64. 100 freestyle: 1. Gillespie (DK), 1:03.19. 2. Devlin (CA), 1:09.20. 3. Rieke (DK), 1:13.35. 4. Walbridge (CA), 1:13.51. 5. Harris (SS), 1:13.95. 200 freestyle: 1. Gillespie (DK), 2:24.42. 2. Case (SS), 2:32.89. 3. Snyder (DK), 2:47.27. 4. Harris (SS), 2:48.03. 5. Ocken (CA), 2:57.07. 500 freestyle: 1. Robinett (DK), 6:25.50. 2. White (CA), 6:31.20. 3. Case (SS), 6:51.93. 4. Lounds (DK), 7:13.87. 5. Waggoner (CA), 7:38.08. 100 butterfly: 1. LaRue (CA), 1:15.47. 2. Herman (SS), 1:18.80. 3. Vonholten (DK), 1:19.64. 4. Snyder (DK), 1:35.50. 5. Ankenbruck (SS), 1:48.73. 100 backstroke: 1. Larue (CA), 1:14.97. 2. Vonholten (DK), 1:23.13. 3. Blair-Lewis (DK), 1:26.04. 4. Schutt (SS), 1:32.75. 5. Fenoglio (CA), 1:35.78. 100 breaststroke: 1. Rieke (DK), 1:27.61. 2. Lewellen (SS), 1:30.49. 3. Lounds (DK), 1:33.90. 4. Westropp (CA), 1:35.07. 5. Frederick (CA), 1:39.81. 200 IM: 1. Bormann (CA), 2:58.41. 2. Blair-Lewis (DK), 3:01.24. 3. Shadle (SS), 3:06.71. 4. Ankenbruck (SS), 3:15.12. 5. Bell (DK), 3:35.97. 200 medley relay: 1. Gillespie, Rieke, Vonholten, Robinett (DK), 2:15.74. 2. CA, 2:20.71. 3. SS, 2:28.48. 200 freestyle relay: 1. Robinett, Vonholten, Ramos, Gillespie (DK), 2:01.65. 2. CA, 2:05.31. 3. SS, 2:09.64. 400 freestyle relay: 1. CA, 4:45.48. 2. Blair-Lewis, Snyder, Rieke, Ramos (DK), 4:56.23. 3. CA, 5:12.75. Diving: 1. Devlin (CA), 171.05. 2. Ankenbruck (SS), 127.30. 3. Carteaux (SS), 123.40. 4. Hyndman (CA), 113.7.

EN girls win NHC contest KENDALLVILLE — East Noble’s girls swimming team earned its first Northeast Hoosier Conference victory on Thursday, topping Columbia City 99-84. The East Noble boys, competing for just the second time this season, lost 108-66 to the Eagles. East Noble senior Sirahia Ostermeyer topped the field in the diving competition. Another senior, Megan Goldsmith, won the 50-yard freestyle. She was also third in the 100 freestyle. Junior Mackenzie Dafforn-Koebler swam to firsts in the 100 and 200 freestyle events and the team also got a first in the 200 freestyle relay. Kari Guthrie led the way in the 100 breaststroke and was second in the 200 individual medley. Alyn Clark was a runner-up in the 50 freestyle and 100 fly, while Ashley Nichols placed second in the 500 freestyle and third in the 200 IM. Other seconds for the East Noble girls went to Rachel Tipsord in the diving competition, along with the 200 medley relay and 400 free relay teams. Freshman Madison Cramer had thirds in 500 freestyle and 100 breaststroke. East Noble’s girls team is 2-2 overall and 1-1 in the NHC. For the East Noble boys, sophomore Phillip Phan earned first-place in the diving event and was third in the 100 fly. Freshman Anthony Phan won the 100 freestyle and was third in the 200 IM. The 200 medley relay team also was victorious. Keegan Gura was second in the 50 freestyle and third in the 500 freestyle. The East Noble boys are 0-2 overall.

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I keep answering my own questions? Absolutely, until someone brings me the proper amount of silage. We’re only a few weeks into the prep sports season, but there is one particular player that has already caught my eye. Garrett senior Brandi Dawson has proven to be nearly unstoppable on the court, and was named the IBCA Player of the Week in District 1. Is she the greatest player in Railroader history, as coach Bob Lapadot surmised following her performance against Woodlan last Saturday? We’ve got about 15 more games to determine that. Wrestling season is on a slow roll-out, with East Noble picking up a win against New Haven on Wednesday, and a handful of DeKalb wrestlers had some success in the last week’s meet at Carroll and Munster.

The Barons also showed potential against Homestead on Thursday. But of course, the crown jewel of the winter sports season, boys basketball, rolls into its second weekend starting tonight. The most intriguing game on the schedule may be DeKalb at Fort Wayne North, which is currently receiving votes in the Associated Press Class 4A poll and already owns a win over Blackhawk Christian. Fremont-Lakeland, Central Noble-Angola, Lakewood Park-Wayne and Garrett-Woodlan are also interesting games. Here are my picks for the weekend: 1. North Side over DeKalb. Redskins pick up home win. 2. Garrett over Woodlan. Call it a Hannah hunch. 3. Canterbury over Eastside. Fort Wayne school triumphs. 4. Angola over Central.

Hornets win in their cozy confines. 5. Fairfield over Prairie Heights. Falcons always tough. 6. Westview over Churubusco. See above. 7. Fremont over Lakeland. Could be a barnburner. 8. Hamilton over Elkhart Christian. A battle of small schools. 9. Wayne over Lakewood Park. Panthers are still feeling their way. 10. West Noble over Wawasee. Another strong team in Ligonier. 11. Prairie Heights over Bethany Christian. Panthers flex their muscle. 12. Hamilton over Lakeland Christian. A double-win weekend for the Marines. 13. Trine over Illinois Tech. Road win for Thunder. 14. Indiana over North Florida. Really? 15. Notre Dame over

Fillmore’s Fumbles 1. FW North 2. Woodlan 3. Canterbury 4. Angola 5. Fairfield 6. Westview 7. Fremont 8. ECA 9. Wayne 10. W. Noble 11. Heights 12. Hamilton 13. Trine 14. Indiana 15. N. Dame 16. Purdue 17. Michigan 18. WMU 19. Ohio St. 20. Marq.

Fisher’s Flops 1. North Side 2. Woodlan 3. Eastside 4. Angola 5. Fairfield 6. Westview 7. Lakeland 8. ECA 9. Wayne 10. W. Noble 11. Heights 12. Hamilton 13. Trine 14. Indiana 15. N. Dame 16. Purdue 17. Michigan 18. WMU 19. Ohio St. 20. Wis.

Friend’s Follies 1. North Side 2. Garrett 3. Canterbury 4. Angola 5. Fairfield 6. Westview 7. Lakeland 8. ECA 9. Wayne 10. W. Noble 11. Heights 12. Hamilton 13. Trine 14. Indiana 15. N. Dame 16. Purdue 17. Michigan 18. NW 19. Ohio St. 20. Wis.

Delaware. See above. 16. Purdue over Eastern Michigan. Boilers will be challenged. 17. Michigan over Houston Baptist. What, John the Baptist wasn’t available? 18. Northwestern over Western Michigan. Wildcats get their wins in early. 19. Ohio State over Central Connecticut. Zzzzzzzzz. 20. Wisconsin over Marquette. This one could be a dandy.



Boys Basketball Standings Northeast Hoosier Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Norwell 0 0 1 0 Columbia City 0 0 1 1 DeKalb 0 0 1 1 Homestead 0 0 1 1 New Haven 0 0 1 0 Bellmont 0 0 0 2 Carroll 0 0 0 2 East Noble 0 0 0 2 Tuesday’s Games New Haven 52, Northrop 40 Friday’s Games Columbia City at Northrop DeKalb at FW North Side Blackhawk Christian at New Haven Concordia at Carroll Homestead at Warsaw Saturday, Dec. 7 Bellmont at Whitko Tuesday, Dec. 10 Churubusco at Columbia City Northrop at Carroll Homestead at FW South Side Leo at DeKalb Wednesday, Dec. 11 Huntington North at New Haven Saturday, Dec. 14 Columbia City at Marion DeKalb at Goshen East Noble at Snider Canterbury at Carroll Heritage at Bellmont Homestead at Bishop Dwenger New Haven at Leo Norwell at Southern Wells Northeast Corner Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L West Noble 0 0 2 0 Angola 0 0 1 0 Fairfield 0 0 1 0 Lakeland 0 0 1 0 Eastside 0 0 1 1 Hamilton 0 0 1 1 Westview 0 0 1 1 Central Noble 0 0 0 1 Churubusco 0 0 0 1 Fremont 0 0 0 1 Prairie Heights 0 0 0 1 Friday’s Games Central Noble at Angola Churubusco at Westview Eastside at Canterbury Fairfield at Prairie Heights Fremont at Lakeland Hamilton at Elkhart Christian Saturday’s Games Bethany Christian at Prairie Heights Lakeland Christian at Hamilton Wawasee at West Noble Tuesday, Dec. 10 Churubusco at Columbia City Eastside at Blackhawk Christian Elkhart Christian at Prairie Heights Garrett at Fremont The Howe School at Hamilton Lakeland at Fairfield Whitko at Central Noble Woodlan at Angola Thursday, Dec. 12 NorthWood at Westview West Noble at Bremen Friday, Dec. 13 Northridge at Angola Saturday, Dec. 14 Fairfield at NorthWood Hamilton at Fremont Lakeland at Bethany Christian Prairie Heights at Eastside West Noble at Churubusco Westview at Central Noble Allen County Athletic Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Leo 0 0 1 0 Adams Central 0 0 1 1 Bluffton 0 0 1 1 Garrett 0 0 1 1 South Adams 0 0 2 1 Woodlan 0 0 1 1 Heritage 0 0 0 1 Southern Wells 0 0 0 1 Tuesday’s Games Wayne 68, Heritage 41 South Adams 84, Muncie Burris 47 Friday’s Games Leo at Heritage South Adams at Bluffton Southern Wells at Adams Central Woodlan at Garrett Saturday, Dec. 7 Bluffton at Jay County Tuesday, Dec. 10 Garrett at Fremont Heritage at Lakewood Park Leo at DeKalb Southern Wells at Eastbrook Union City at Adams Central Woodlan at Angola Friday, Dec. 13 Adams Central at Canterbury Saturday, Dec. 14 Adams Central at Parkway, Ohio FW Blackhawk at Woodlan Heritage at Bellmont New Haven at Leo Northfield at Bluffton Norwell at Southern Wells South Adams at Jay County

Girls Basketball Standings Northeast Hoosier Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Homestead 1 0 5 0 Columbia City 0 0 5 1 East Noble 0 0 3 1 DeKalb 0 0 3 2 New Haven 0 0 3 3 Carroll 0 0 1 4 Bellmont 0 0 0 5 Norwell 0 1 4 1 Tuesday’s Games Leo 49, DeKalb 46 East Noble 59, Lakeland 25 Concordia 50, Bellmont 20 Columbia City 51, Bishop Dwenger 26 Snider 60, Carroll 55, OT Wednesday’s Game Wayne 64, New Haven 45 Thursday’s Game Homestead 54, Norwell 33 Saturday’s Games New Haven at East Noble DeKalb at Bellmont Columbia City at Carroll Monday’s Game Marion at Carroll Tuesday, Dec. 10 FW North Side at New Haven Wednesday, Dec. 11 Northrop at East Noble Homestead at Angola Bellmont at Leo Friday, Dec. 13 Bellmont at East Noble Carroll at DeKalb Homestead at New Haven Norwell at Columbia City Saturday, Dec. 14 Homestead vs. Grosse Pointe (Mich.) South in Best of Michigan Holiday Classic at Dearborn Heights Robichaud Northeast Corner Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Fairfield 2 0 4 1 Westview 1 0 4 2 Angola 3 1 3 4 West Noble 2 1 4 2 Lakeland 2 1 4 3 Fremont 1 1 3 2

Churubusco 1 1 4 4 Prairie Heights 1 2 3 4 Hamilton 0 2 1 3 Central Noble 0 2 1 4 Eastside 0 2 0 5 Monday’s Result Central Noble 52, Blackhawk Christian 37 Tuesday’s Games Churubusco 66, Adams Central 54 Fairfield 57, Angola 45 East Noble 59, Lakeland 25 North Central (Ohio) 46, Hamilton 43 Garrett 57, Prairie Heights 33 West Noble 64, Wawasee 53 Northridge 54, Westview 38 Wednesday’s Games Heritage 60, Fremont 47 Woodlan 59, Eastside 44 Thursday’s Games Churubusco 62, Blackhawk Christian 37 Westview 54, Bremen 44 Friday’s Games Prairie Heights at Bethany Christian Saturday’s Games Angola at Central Noble Lakeland at Fremont West Noble at Eastside Westview at Churubusco Prairie Heights at Fairfield Lakeland Christian at Hamilton Tuesday, Dec. 10 Concord at Lakeland Central Noble at Bethany Christian Westview at Elkhart Christian Goshen at West Noble Wednesday, Dec. 11 Homestead at Angola Reading, Mich., at Fremont Friday, Dec. 13 Central Noble at Westview Churubusco at West Noble Eastside at Prairie Heights Fairfield at Lakeland Saturday, Dec. 14 Hamilton at Fremont Allen County Athletic Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Garrett 1 0 7 0 Leo 1 0 5 0 South Adams 1 0 5 0 Southern Wells 1 0 3 3 Woodlan 0 1 5 1 Heritage 0 1 3 2 Adams Central 0 1 1 4 Bluffton 0 1 1 5 Tuesday’s Games Churubusco 66, Adams Central 54 Leo 49, DeKalb 46 Southern Wells 47, Mississinewa 28 Garrett 57, Prairie Heights 33 Wednesday’s Games Heritage 60, Fremont 47 Woodlan 59, Eastside 44 Thursday’s Game South Adams 69, Muncie Burris 27 Saturday’s Games Garrett at Leo South Adams at Heritage Woodlan at Adams Central Southern Wells at Bluffton Tuesday, Dec. 10 Wes-Del at Bluffton Winchester at South Adams Wednesday, Dec. 11 Bellmont at Leo Thursday, Dec. 12 Blackhawk Christian at Heritage Friday, Dec. 13 Garrett at Adams Central Bluffton at Woodlan Heritage at Southern Wells Leo at South Adams

Men’s Top 25 Hoops Slate Friday’s Games No. 3 Kentucky vs. No. 20 Baylor at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas, 10 p.m. No. 9 Oklahoma State vs. South Carolina, 9:30 p.m. No. 12 UConn vs. Maine at the XL Center, Hartford, Conn., 7 p.m. Saturday’s Games No. 2 Arizona vs. UNLV, 5:15 p.m. No. 4 Syracuse vs. Binghamton, 7 p.m. No. 5 Ohio State vs. CCSU, 4:30 p.m. No. 6 Kansas at Colorado, 3:15 p.m. No. 7 Louisville vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 1 p.m. No. 8 Wisconsin vs. Marquette, 2:15 p.m. No. 11 Wichita State vs. Oral Roberts, 8 p.m. No. 14 Villanova at Saint Joseph’s, 6 p.m. No. 16 Memphis vs. Northwestern State, 1 p.m. No. 17 Iowa State vs. Northern Iowa at Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa, 6 p.m. No. 18 UCLA at Missouri, 12:30 p.m. No. 19 Gonzaga vs. New Mexico State, 11 p.m. No. 21 UMass vs. BYU at the MassMutual Center, Springfield, Mass., 1:30 p.m. No. 22 Michigan vs. Houston Baptist, Noon No. 23 Iowa vs. Drake at Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa, 8:30 p.m. No. 25 Dayton at Illinois State, 8:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games No. 13 Oregon at Mississippi, 5 p.m. No. 24 San Diego State vs. Washington, 3:05 p.m.

Women’s Top 25 Hoops Slate Friday’s Games No. 5 Kentucky vs. No. 9 Baylor at Arlington, Texas, 7:30 p.m. No. 24 Gonzaga vs. Portland State, 9 p.m. Saturday’s Games No. 4 Notre Dame vs. UCLA, Noon No. 7 Louisville vs. Wright State, 7 p.m. No. 11 Colorado vs. Illinois, 7 p.m. No. 21 California vs. Pacific, 5 p.m. No. 23 Texas A&M vs. Washington, 8 p.m. No. 25 Iowa vs. Idaho State, 3 p.m. Sunday’s Games No. 2 Duke at No. 17 Oklahoma, 4 p.m. No. 3 Tennessee vs. Texas, 1 p.m. No. 10 Penn State at Georgetown, 2 p.m. No. 12 South Carolina at Charlotte, 2 p.m. No. 15 Nebraska vs. Utah State, 3 p.m. No. 16 Purdue vs. IPFW, 2 p.m. No. 20 Iowa State vs. Cal State Fullerton, 3 p.m. No. 24 Gonzaga at Ohio State, Noon

NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Boston 8 12 .400 Philadelphia 7 12 .368 Toronto 6 11 .353 Brooklyn 5 14 .263 New York 4 13 .235 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 14 4 .778 Washington 9 9 .500 Atlanta 10 10 .500 Charlotte 8 11 .421 Orlando 6 12 .333 Central Division W L Pct Indiana 17 2 .895 Detroit 9 10 .474

GB — ½ ½ 2½ 2½ GB — 5 5 6½ 8 GB — 8

Chicago 7 9 .438 8½ Cleveland 6 12 .333 10½ Milwaukee 3 15 .167 13½ WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 15 3 .833 — Houston 13 7 .650 3 Dallas 12 8 .600 4 New Orleans 9 9 .500 6 Memphis 9 9 .500 6 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Portland 16 3 .842 — Oklahoma City 13 4 .765 2 Denver 11 7 .611 4½ Minnesota 9 10 .474 7 Utah 4 16 .200 12½ Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 13 7 .650 — Golden State 11 8 .579 1½ Phoenix 10 9 .526 2½ L.A. Lakers 9 9 .500 3 Sacramento 4 12 .250 7 Wednesday’s Games Cleveland 98, Denver 88 Atlanta 107, L.A. Clippers 97 Phoenix 97, Houston 88 Detroit 105, Milwaukee 98 Dallas 100, New Orleans 97 Indiana 95, Utah 86 San Antonio at Minnesota, ppd. Portland 111, Oklahoma City 104 Thursday’s Games New York 113, Brooklyn 83 L.A. Clippers 101, Memphis 81 Miami at Chicago, late Friday’s Games Milwaukee at Washington, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Denver at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Orlando at New York, 7:30 p.m. Golden State at Houston, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Toronto at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Utah at Portland, 10 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Saturday’s Games Denver at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Chicago, 8 p.m. Miami at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Golden State at Memphis, 8 p.m. Brooklyn at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. Indiana at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Sacramento at Utah, 9 p.m. Dallas at Portland, 10 p.m.

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

NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W LOTPtsGF GA Montreal 30 18 9 3 39 82 63 Boston 28 18 8 2 38 76 57 Tampa Bay 28 17 10 1 35 79 68 Detroit 29 14 8 7 35 81 79 Toronto 29 15 11 3 33 80 79 Ottawa 29 11 14 4 26 83 95 Florida 29 8 16 5 21 66 97 Buffalo 29 6 21 2 14 49 88 Metropolitan Division GP W LOTPtsGF GA Pittsburgh 30 20 9 1 41 94 67 Washington 28 14 12 2 30 83 82 NY Rangers 29 15 14 0 30 65 72 Carolina 29 12 12 5 29 66 81 Philadelphia 28 13 13 2 28 63 68 New Jersey 29 11 12 6 28 64 71 Columbus 28 11 14 3 25 68 80 NY Islanders 29 8 16 5 21 75 101 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W LOTPtsGF GA Chicago 30 20 6 4 44108 84 St. Louis 27 19 5 3 41 96 61 Minnesota 30 17 8 5 39 74 70 Colorado 25 19 6 0 38 76 52

Dallas 27 13 9 5 31 76 79 Winnipeg 30 13 13 4 30 80 87 Nashville 29 13 13 3 29 65 83 Pacific Division GP W LOTPtsGF GA San Jose 28 19 4 5 43 97 67 Anaheim 30 18 7 5 41 93 80 Los Angeles 29 18 7 4 40 76 62 Phoenix 28 16 8 4 36 92 90 Vancouver 30 15 10 5 35 80 78 Calgary 27 10 13 4 24 74 94 Edmonton 29 9 18 2 20 75 101 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Wednesday’s Games Montreal 4, New Jersey 3, SO Philadelphia 6, Detroit 3 Calgary 4, Phoenix 1 Thursday’s Games N.Y. Rangers 3, Buffalo 1 Toronto 3, Dallas 2, OT Pittsburgh 5, San Jose 1 Montreal 2, Boston 1 Tampa Bay 3, Ottawa 1 Florida 5, Winnipeg 2 St. Louis 5, N.Y. Islanders 1 Carolina 5, Nashville 2 Minnesota 4, Chicago 3 Colorado at Edmonton, late Friday’s Games Detroit at New Jersey, 7 p.m. San Jose at Carolina, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Columbus, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Chicago, 8 p.m. Colorado at Calgary, 9 p.m. Phoenix at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Saturday’s Games Philadelphia at Dallas, 2 p.m. Pittsburgh at Boston, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Montreal, 7 p.m. Toronto at Ottawa, 7 p.m. Florida at Detroit, 7 p.m. Winnipeg at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. Nashville at Washington, 7 p.m. New Jersey at N.Y. Rangers, 7:30 p.m. Anaheim at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Calgary at Edmonton, 10 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

ECHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W LOLSLPtsGF GA Wheeling 19 11 5 0 325 54 44 Reading 16 10 6 0 020 43 37 Elmira 17 5 10 0 212 38 54 North Division GP W LOLSLPtsGF GA Evansville 18 11 4 0 325 56 55 Cincinnati 19 12 7 0 024 62 52 Kalamazoo 16 8 6 0 218 49 43 Fort Wayne 17 7 7 1 217 50 60 Toledo 17 5 10 2 012 45 65 South Division GP W LOLSLPtsGF GA SCarolina 19 14 2 1 231 64 42 Florida 20 13 5 1 128 75 49 Orlando 20 12 7 0 125 54 50 Greenville 20 7 11 1 116 37 50 Gwinnett 20 6 13 0 113 42 58 WESTERN CONFERENCE Mountain Division GP W LOLSLPtsGF GA Colorado 19 12 4 3 027 60 48 Idaho 19 10 5 2 224 62 57 Alaska 17 11 6 0 022 58 30 Utah 17 7 8 1 116 37 40 Pacific Division GP W LOLSLPtsGF GA Ontario 20 14 2 1 332 62 45 Stockton 20 11 7 0 224 63 57 San Fran 20 6 12 1 114 33 66 Las Vegas 18 6 11 1 013 43 60 Bakersfield 18 5 12 0 111 37 62 NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Thursday’s Games Kalamazoo 5, Greenville 1 Evansville 7, Toledo 3 Friday’s Games Reading at Wheeling, 7 p.m. Fort Wayne at Elmira, 7:05 p.m. Kalamazoo at Gwinnett, 7:05 p.m. South Carolina at Orlando, 7:30 p.m. Colorado at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Evansville at Cincinnati, 7:35 p.m. Alaska at Utah, 9:05 p.m. Stockton at Idaho, 9:10 p.m. San Francisco at Ontario, 10 p.m. Bakersfield at Las Vegas, 10:05 p.m. Saturday’s Games Colorado at Florida, 7 p.m. Kalamazoo at Greenville, 7 p.m. South Carolina at Orlando, 7 p.m. Cincinnati at Wheeling, 7 p.m. Fort Wayne at Reading, 7:05 p.m. Toledo at Evansville, 8:15 p.m. San Francisco at Ontario, 9 p.m. Alaska at Utah, 9:05 p.m. Stockton at Idaho, 9:10 p.m. Las Vegas at Bakersfield, 10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Gwinnett at Greenville, 3 p.m. Colorado at Orlando, 3 p.m. Fort Wayne at Elmira, 4:05 p.m. San Francisco at Las Vegas, 5:05 p.m.

College Football Schedule Thursday, Dec. 5 Louisville 31, Cincinnati 24, OT Friday, Dec. 6 MIDWEST Mid-American championship, Bowling Green vs. Northern Illinois, at Detroit, 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 EAST Memphis at UConn, 1 p.m. South Florida at Rutgers, 7:30 p.m. SOUTH Conference USA championship, Marshall at Rice, Noon Southern U. at Jackson St., 2 p.m. SEC championship, Missouri vs. Auburn, at Atlanta, 4 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette at South Alabama, 8 p.m. ACC championship, Duke vs. Florida St., Charlotte, N.C., 8 p.m. MIDWEST Big Ten championship, Ohio St. vs. Michigan St. at Indianapolis, 8 p.m. SOUTHWEST Oklahoma at Oklahoma St., Noon UCF at SMU, Noon SWAC championship, Jackson St. vs. Southern U., at Houston, 2 p.m. Texas at Baylor, 3:30 p.m. FAR WEST Pac-12 championship, Stanford at Arizona St., 8 p.m. Mountain West championship, Utah St. vs. Fresno St. at TBA, 10 p.m. FCS PLAYOFFS Second Round Fordham at Towson, 1 p.m. Coastal Carolina at Montana, 2 p.m. New Hampshire at Maine, 2 p.m. Tennessee State at Eastern Illinois, 2 p.m. Furman at North Dakota St., 3:30 p.m. South Dakota State at Eastern Washington, 4 p.m. Jacksonville State at McNeese State, 7 p.m. Sam Houston State at Southeastern Louisiana, 8 p.m.

NAIA Football Playoffs Quarterfinals Saturday, Nov. 30 Cumberlands (Ky.) 28, Saint Francis (Ind.) 14 Morningside 36, Baker 28 Carroll (Mont.) 27, Missouri Valley 3 Grand View 44, Tabor 24

Semifinals Saturday, Dec. 7 Carroll (Mont.) (12-1) at Cumberlands (Ky.) (12-0), Noon Morningside (11-1) at Grand View (12-0), 2 p.m. Championship Thursday, Dec. 21 At Barron Stadium, Rome, Ga. TBD, 4:30 p.m.

NCAA Div. III Football Playoffs Second Round Saturday, Nov. 30 Mount Union 56, Wittenberg 21 Wesley 23, Ithaca 15 St. John Fisher 27, Hobart 6 North Central (Ill.) 52, Wisconsin-Platteville 24 Bethel (Minn.) 34, Wartburg 27 Wisconsin-Whitewater 33, Franklin 3 Mary Hardin-Baylor 59, Rowan 8 Linfield 31, Hampden-Sydney 21 Quarterfinals Saturday, Dec. 7 Wesley (10-2) at Mount Union (12-0), Noon Bethel (Minn.) (12-0) at North Central (Ill.) (12-0), 1 p.m. St. John Fisher (10-2) at Mary HardinBaylor (12-0), 1 p.m. Wisconsin-Whitewater (12-0) at Linfield (11-0), 1 p.m. Semifinals Saturday, Dec. 15 Wesley-Mount Union winner vs. Bethel (Minn.)-North Central (Ill.) winner, TBD St. John Fisher-Mary Hardin-Baylor winner vs. Wisconsin-Whitewater-Linfield winner, TBD

NCAA Div. II Football Playoffs Second Round Saturday, Nov. 30 Shepherd 7, Winston-Salem 0 West Chester 40, Bloomsburg 38 Lenoir-Rhyne 27, Carson-Newman 20 North Alabama 37, North Carolina-Pembroke 13 West Texas A&M 34, Ohio Dominican 27 Northwest Missouri State 45, Minnesota-Duluth 21 St. Cloud State 54, Minnesota State-Mankato 48 Grand Valley State 34, Colorado State-Pueblo 30 Quarterfinals Saturday, Dec. 7 West Chester (12-1) at Shepherd (11-0), Noon North Alabama (10-2) at Lenoir-Rhyne (11-1), Noon West Texas A&M (11-2) at Grand Valley State (11-2), 1 p.m. St. Cloud State (12-1) at Northwest Missouri State (12-0), 1 p.m. Semifinals Saturday, Dec. 14 Shepherd-West Chester winner vs. Lenoir-Rhyne-North Alabama winner Northwest Missouri State-St. Cloud State winner vs. West Texas A&M-Grand Valley State winner

Transactions BASEBALL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME — Announced the retirement of senior vice president Bill Haase, effective at the end of the year. MLB PLAYERS ASSOCIATION — Named Dave Winfield special assistant to the executive director. American League DETROIT TIGERS — Designated SS Dixon Machado for assignment. MINNESOTA TWINS — Agreed to terms with RHP Phil Hughes on a three-year contract. Designated RHP Liam Hendriks for assignment. OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Designated LHP Andrew Werner for assignment. SEATTLE MARINERS — Agreed to terms with UT Willie Bloomquist on a two-year contract. TEXAS RANGERS — Agreed to terms with RHPs Jose Contreras and Nate Adcock and OF Bryan Petersen on minor league contracts. National League MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Agreed to terms with 2B Irving Falu on a minor league contract. Traded OF Norichika Aoki to Kansas City for LHP Will Smith. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Agreed to terms with C Wil Nieves on a one-year contract. Can-Am League NEWARK BEARS — Released RHPs Wander Alvino, David Dinelli and Mike Ness; LHPs Adam Gabel and Joe Testa; C Elvin Millan; and OFs Jonny Kaplan and Jamar Walton. BASKETBALL WNBA LOS ANGELES SPARKS — Signed coach Carol Ross to a multi-year contract extension. FOOTBALL National Football League DALLAS COWBOYS — Signed RB George Winn and TE Jameson Konz to the practice squad. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Re-signed WR Austin Collie. TENNESSEE TITANS — Signed TE Visanthe Shiancoe. Canadian Football League CFL — Announced the resignation of director of officiating Tom Higgins. SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS — Signed WRs Chris Getzlaf and Rob Bagg and OL Brendon LaBatte and Dominic Picard to contract extensions. TORONTO ARGONAUTS — Named Tim Burke defensive coordinator. HOCKEY National Hockey League ANAHEIM DUCKS — Recalled LW Emerson Etem and C Dave Steckel from Norfolk (AHL). COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS Activated F Derek MacKenzie from injured reserve. NASHVILLE PREDATORS — Reassigned D Joe Piskula to Milwaukee (AHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Recalled D Patrick Wey from Hershey (AHL) and D Michal Cajkovsky and Brett Flemming from Reading (ECHL). Reassigned Cajkovsky, Flemming and D Tyson Strachan to Hershey. American Hockey League HAMILTON BULLDOGS — Recalled F Ben Duffy from Wheeling (ECHL). Signed F Scott Zurevinski to a 25-game professional tryout agreement. MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS — Reassigned D Teddy Ruth to Cincinnati (ECHL). ECHL FLORIDA EVERBLADES — Agreed to terms with F Joe Caveney. GWINNETT GLADIATORS — Signed F David Laliberte. COLLEGE NCAA — Named John Parsons director of the Sport Science Institute. CATAWBA — Named Jeff Childress interim athletic director. GEORGE MASON — Suspended F Anali Okoloji indefinitely from the men’s basketball team. LSU — Dismissed DB Jeryl Brazil from the football team.

No charges for Florida State’s Winston TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State quarterback and Jameis Winston will not face any charges in a sexual assault case, mostly because there were too many gaps in his accuser’s story, a prosecutor said Thursday. State Attorney Willie Meggs said the woman’s memory lapses about the events last December were problematic and there was not enough evidence to win a conviction. “It’s not inconsistencies, it’s lack of memory most of the time,” Meggs said. The woman told police she had been drinking at a bar with

friends and went home with a man she didn’t know. She said she the alleged assault took place at an off-campus apartment, but she couldn’t remember where it was. A month later, she identified her alleged attacker as the quarterback. Winston’s attorney said the sex was consensual. The quarterback said in a statement he was relieved. “It’s been difficult to stay silent through this process, but I never lost faith in the truth and in who I am,” Winston said. The alleged assault happened long before Winston became a

star on the national stage. Reports about an investigation didn’t surface in the public until last month, as the redshirt freshman was well into a remarkable season with Florida State. Winston, 19, has led the Seminoles to a No. 1 ranking and a shot at a national championship if they defeat Duke on Saturday in the ACC title game. As for the Heisman, many voters were waiting to see whether he would be charged before casting their ballot. The deadline is Monday and Winston is considered a leading contender for the trophy for the

nation’s top player. The accuser’s family has been sharply critical of the Tallahassee Police Department, accusing the agency of delaying the investigation and discouraging her from going forward with the case because of the public attention it would receive. “The victim has grave concerns that her experience, as it unfolded in the public eye and through social media, will discourage other victims of rape from coming forward and reporting,” according to a statement from the accuser and her family.


SPORTS BRIEFS • Rose not ruling out return CHICAGO (AP) — Derrick Rose isn’t wavering. He still sees himself as a star, a cornerstone player, despite another major knee injury that brought his long-awaited return to a screeching halt. So he wasn’t quite sure what to make of the idea. Is it time for the Chicago Bulls to move on, to abandon the idea of building around him, given his injuries? “What can I say to that?” Rose said. Then, after a long pause, he added, “You could be a fool if you want to. Dead serious. I know I’m going to be all right.” In fact, he’s not quite ruling out a return this season. The superstar point guard left the door slightly open for a comeback in the playoffs if his surgically repaired right knee is healed — even though the team has said he will miss the rest of the year. Rose tore the medial meniscus in his right knee in a game at Portland on Nov. 22. He had surgery in Chicago three days later, cutting short his comeback after he sat out last season recuperating from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. “If I’m healthy and the situation is right, I will be back playing,” Rose said Thursday when asked if he might return for the playoffs. “If I’m healthy and my meniscus is fully healed, of course I’ll be out there playing. But if it’s something totally different and the outcome is not how I would want it to be, there’s no need.” That comment aside, the odds of a comeback this season appear to be just about nil given that the team has ruled him out. The bigger issue remains how effective he will be whenever he makes his next return.

Missouri raises possibility of extending Pinkel’s contract COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri athletic director Mike Alden addressed the likelihood coach Gary Pinkel will be sought for the Washington opening, raising the possibility of a contract extension after the season. The fifth-ranked Tigers play No. 3 Auburn in the SEC championship game Saturday in Atlanta. Both schools are 11-1 overall and 7-1 in conference play. Washington named former quarterback Marques Tuiasosopo interim coach on Wednesday for the Huskies’ upcoming bowl game after Steve Sarkisian left to take the head coaching job at USC. The 34-year-old Tuiasosopo was a star quarterback at Washington from 1997-2000. Pinkel is 101-62 in 13 seasons at Missouri, tied with Don Faurot for most in school history. He’s under contract through 2017 with guaranteed salary of $2.35 million. Pinkel was a longtime assistant under Don James at Washington, serving as offensive coordinator from 1984-90. He often speaks glowingly of James, who died earlier this year. Alden said he’s proud of the team’s success academically too, and said he and the coach have already spoken about the future.

Royals get Aoki from Brewers BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Kansas City Royals acquired outfielder Norichika Aoki from Milwaukee to be their leadoff hitter Thursday, which also means the Brewers are likely to shift Ryan Braun to right field. Milwaukee received left-hander Will Smith, who spent most of the past couple seasons shuffling between Kansas City and Triple-A Omaha, and between the bullpen and the starting rotation. Royals general manager Dayton Moore on a conference call that he envisions Aoki batting at the top of the order, just as he did with the Brewers, which would allow Alex Gordon to slide down into an RBI-producing role. Aoki hit .286 with eight homers, 37 RBIs and 20 steals last season. Aoki, who turns 32 next month, also ranked second in the majors with 40 infield hits, and .339 against left-handed pitching, the best average by a left-handed hitter in the big leagues. He struck out just 40 times in 674 plate appearances. “We like his energy, we like his work ethic. He’s a pro,” Moore said. “We had a chance to see him a lot in Japan coming up. … We’ll see how it plays out.” Aoki, who is in the last year of his contract, is due $1.25 million this season. He can also make up to $1,087,500 in performance bonuses based on starts and games played. The Royals already bolstered their rotation this offseason by agreeing to a four-year, $32 million deal with Jason Vargas. Now they’ve acquired the leadoff hitter they have long coveted.

Michigan deer kill down in ’13 LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan authorities say this year’s deer harvest appears to be down significantly from 2012 because of weather, disease and rule changes. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources said Thursday that early checks show the number of deer shot during the 2013 firearms hunting season fell in all regions of the state. The season ended Saturday. The DNR says the drop was about 15 to 20 percent in the Upper Peninsula and about 10 percent in the southern Lower Peninsula, with a slight decline in the northern Lower Peninsula.







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Reducing infant mortality is No. 1 priority Too many Hoosier babies are being mourned at funerals instead of being celebrated on their first birthdays, prompting a new statewide initiative aimed at eliminating infant mortality. Indiana’s infant mortality rate — the number of children who die before their first birthday — is 25 percent higher than the national average. According to the updated Kids Count in Indiana Data Book, in 2011 the number of babies who died in the first year of life was 643, similar to the number of students in two elementary BILL schools. In terms of percentages, 7.6 of every STANCZYKIEWICZ turning 1.1,000 babies died before “Infant mortality in Indiana is a huge challenge,” said Dr. William VanNess, commissioner of the Indiana State Department of Health. “We’ve been below 7 only once in the last 113 years. That’s why we’re putting this as our No. 1 priority at the Indiana State Department of Health.” While many risk factors are associated with infant The association mortality, VanNess said recommends that smoking during pregnancy tops the list. In 2011, 16.6 health care providers percent of Indiana mothers spend up to 15 minutes reported smoking while pregnant, almost double the of each medical visit national average. Younger talking with Mom about moms smoke the most, with nearly one-fourth of smoking, although expectant mothers between waiting until Mom is the ages of 18-24 lighting up. According to the Associpregnant can be too ation of State and Territorial Health Officials, nicotine late. Almost half of is not what a healthy baby all pregnancies are should expect while mom is expecting. “Nicotine levels unplanned. can be higher for a fetus than for the mother,” ASTHO writes, increasing the likelihood of birth defects, low birth weight and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, the top three causes of infant mortality. The association recommends that health care providers spend up to 15 minutes of each medical visit talking with Mom about smoking, although waiting until Mom is pregnant can be too late. Almost half of all pregnancies are unplanned, which is why ASTHO emphasizes the need for doctors to warn women about the dangers of smoking even before conception occurs. This assumes that Mom is able to have medical visits. One-third of pregnant moms do not receive first trimester prenatal care, with expectant mothers between the ages of 10-24 the least likely to visit a doctor during the first months of pregnancy. Babies born without the benefit of prenatal care are five times more likely to die during their first 12 months of life. Other risk factors, VanNess explained, include obesity — especially if Mom is diabetic — and a lack of breastfeeding. In addition, infant mortality is twice more likely for infants who are being raised in a single-parent home. Dr. Deborah McMahan, health commissioner of the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health, says medical professionals can best prevent the causes of infant mortality by partnering with the community organizations where mom lives to make services and resources more accessible. “We have a tremendous amount of resources, but not everyone is familiar with those resources,” McMahan lamented. “What we’re trying to do with (community) organizations is develop that collaborative piece, that system of care to help parents have their issues addressed when they need them, like tobacco cessation.” The Indiana State Department of Health has launched an initiative to develop more community partnerships, first by analyzing local data, and then by providing that data to local community leaders who then can design targeted solutions. “Like politics, most health care is local, so we’re trying to energize local areas to help fix the problem in their area,” VanNess said. “We’ve got local health departments, local minority health coalitions, community health centers, hospitals, physician groups, all coming together. “We’re helping them get into the same room so they can discuss who does what and not duplicate so that we can use our resources more effectively.” For example, VanNess described how data analysis discovered a possible solution. “There’s a higher rate of suffocation among black infants,” VanNess noted, “whether that’s from sleeping with parents or not putting babies to sleep on their back. So we’re trying to provide information about sleep habits. That’s a statistic that through education we can certainly improve and is pretty straightforward to improve.” Families, health care providers and community organizations working together can ensure that more Indiana babies are blowing out a candle on their first birthday. EDITOR’S NOTE: A video on this topic by Bill Stanczykiewicz is posted at

BILL STANCZYKIEWICZ is president and CEO of the Indiana Youth Institute. He can be reached at

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Letter to The Editor • The Constitution is not being enforced To the editor: It cannot be stated enough. Progressives are low order socialists. Socialists are low order communists. Communists appeal only to themselves. They can all live and breathe in good ole U.S.A., have the same rights as American citizens. Own property. Vote. Eat pork. But when their governing ambitions become incorporated into political positions,

bureaucratic regulatory authority and valid threat(s) to the U.S. Constitution, then the guards of the Constitution must act. When those guards do not act, as is the case, new guards must be provided for present and future society. Such liberty-conscious terrorists as George Wythe, Oliver Wolcott, John Hancock and Thomas Jefferson put their names to a document that doesn’t cover one half of the government abuses being mandatorily inflicted upon the American citizenry of the year 2013.

The total reason for the infliction is the infestation of comm-social-progressivism throughout the legislative and regulatory systems of government. Anticonstitutional action, violating constitutional law, does not make constitutional law — which is unconstitutional. The Constitution is not being enforced! The United States needs help, and the only help it’s getting is from comm-social-progressives! Monty Strawser LaGrange

Red hair can raise eyebrows Maya, 2, lives in South Carolina. She and her mom and dad went to a local fun park and were getting tickets and equipment to play. The lady selling tickets asked her where she got her beautiful red hair. Maya responded, “The doctor.” — Linda Leamon (grandmother) of Kendallville Preschool teacher Jane Scheiber of Kendallville shared this: “The Thanksgiving feast at preschool went well, except for one boy who did not have his ‘listening ears’ on the entire morning. A dad gave me a wonderful and funny comment. He said, ‘I respect people like you who work with small children; if I did I would probably end up in jail.’ The funny part about this statement is that this particular dad is studying to be a pastor!” Nancy was driving into town with

Abi McLeod, 7, for a girl’s night out at the movies. Nancy saw the face of a deer in the headlights and commented that the deer had a small antlers. Abi replied, “He must be a teenager!” — Nancy Sible of Kendallville

photo of me as a little girl when I was a chimp! I told him, laughing loud … Oh, yes … I’m sure I’ll find some!” Marimar added, “Children are the biggest surprise box! Each day with them is the greatest adventure in life! My year in Kendallville was one of the best years I’ve ever had. Kendallville and AFS changed my life … for good! I will always remember the great times!”

Marimar Hernández Olave Spain was an HOUSHOLDER of East Noble AFS student for the 1984-85 school year. She and her husband live in Madrid and have a son and a daughter. Marimar shares this story: “When Victor was 6 he learned at school we are descended from apes. He came home and asked me if I had a

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Meet in the middle on nutrition aid, education WASHINGTON — If you peruse the party’s operating principle — cut spending news on any given day, the farm bill/food at all costs — no matter the consequences stamp debate produces two general or political repercussions. impressions: Republicans are While Senate Democrats want heartless turkey thieves; Democrats to reduce food-stamp spending are spendthrift welfare caterers. If by $4.5 billion over 10 years, only neither were a little bit right. House Republicans want to cut As with tabloid stories, there’s $39 billion, primarily by getting always a smidgen of truth in the tougher on qualifications. headlines. Yet surely, too, there Republicans seem equally is some middle ground between committed to handing their such harshly ideological views. plates to President Obama for But no. We have grown fond KATHLEEN second and third helpings of of the facile and have wandered scorn and ridicule, even as their far from any willingness to meet PARKER fortune cookie reads: “You’re halfway, especially when you get winning, shut up!” more bucks for your bang with Whether Republicans hyperbolic indictments of the other are correct on the economic side. merits of spending cuts is politically less The holiday season provides fresh significant than the more-urgent reality corridors of shame. Gene Sperling, White of perception. What could seem more House economic adviser, put a Thanksheartless than cutting nutrition aid for 47 giving spin on the GOP’s efforts to extract million poor people, including 210,000 the federal food stamp funding from the children whose school meals likely would farm bill. “At a time when people are be eliminated or reduced, in the midst about to sit around the table with their of an anemic recovery from recession, families to celebrate a meal,” Sperling a still-lousy job market and, as Sperling intoned, “it hardly seems the right time to pointed out, the holiday season. Forget be pulling food off the table for millions of optics, this is the visceral equivalent of our neighbors.” puppy mills. Mission accomplished. Imprinted on Here’s the proper GOP message: “Our the collective mind is a craftily placed entire entitlement system needs reform, message: Republicans don’t care about but now is not the time to cut food stamps. poor people. Distilling further, given that This is because people still can’t find Republicans are mostly white — and work thanks to a sluggish economy that the welfare model is associated with the this administration’s policies have failed Ronald Reagan-generated, African-Amer- to improve and the Affordable Care Act ican “welfare queen” — the inference can (ACA) is merely making worse.” be made that Republicans don’t care about Oh, stop, it’s not THAT brilliant, then non-whites. Ergo, Republicans are selfish, again … greedy “haters.” While the ACA continues to dog Never underestimate the sublimDemocrats, and the president continues inal power of a holiday message. What to use his executive power to usurp better time to tap into the emotions of a Congress’ role in amending the law, turkey-induced, somnambulant populace? Republicans could seek ways to help While the foregoing is not really true poor people eat better food, perhaps by in any significant way (racists exist but tying nutrition education to food-stamp don’t define the GOP any more than a few subsidies. Wait, the previous farm bill did welfare scammers define the vast majority just that through education and nutrition of food-stamp recipients), Republicans are incentives. Instead, Republicans want to nothing if not committed to executing their cut nutrition education, though they do

Wouldn’t nutrition education illuminating smart choices be a wiser, more-conservative path than just saying no? Reducing obesity, the second leading cause of preventable death behind smoking, should be a bipartisan, national imperative.

• want to make certain types of unhealthy foods off-limits to food-stamp users. This seems not so much heartless as brainless. The party that wants to teach a man to fish; whose most-recent presidential nominee advocated “self-deportation” of illegal immigrants; and which has mocked New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s nannification of food choices — doesn’t seem much bothered by limiting individual choice when it comes to poor folk. Wouldn’t nutrition education illuminating smart choices be a wiser, more-conservative path than just saying no? When it comes to health care, reducing obesity, the second leading cause of preventable death behind smoking, should be a bipartisan, national imperative. Thus, wise Republicans should meet Democrats in the middle on this one, not only because keeping nutrition aid and education in place is the right thing to do but because more people needing help merely underscores the conservative view that Democratic policies, especially the ACA, are making the job market worse and more people hungry. When your opponent is headed into a perfect storm, why follow him? KATHLEEN PARKER is a syndicated columnist with Tribune Media Services. She can be reached at




Sister caught on camera denies theft DEAR ABBY: My parents and sister live three hours away, so my family stays with me when they come to town. Over the last few years, I noticed things began to disappear from my home. They are usually small and portable — earrings, in particular. The idea of someone stealing from me was very upsetting. When I mentioned it to my sister, she suggested that it could be our housekeeper. After my wedding band vanished, I had a security camera installed. A few months later, two more pairs of earrings went MIA, so I had the surveillance company review the tapes. It turns out the thief is my sister! The idea that she has gone through my things and helped herself with




no remorse after I opened my home to her disgusts me. When I confronted her, she DEAR denied it. ABBY She later told my mother Jeanne Phillips that she did take the earrings, but didn’t know why I wanted them “because they were so ugly.” Christmas is coming and I can no longer welcome her to my home. Why would she do this to me? — TRUSTED MY SISTER IN RALEIGH, N.C. DEAR TRUSTED: Not knowing your sister, I can’t say for certain why

she would steal from you. She may have kleptomania and be unable to control her impulses. Or, she may resent you for what she perceives you have that she doesn’t (a happy life, lovely home, etc.) and has been taking the items to “even things up.” While I don’t blame you for being upset, please understand that whatever her reason, she’s a troubled woman who needs help. Unless you lock up anything of value, she should not be in your home. DEAR ABBY is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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On this date Dec. 6: • In 1884, Army engineers completed construction of the Washington Monument by setting an aluminum capstone atop the obelisk. • In 1907, 362 men and boys died in a coal mine explosion in Monongah, W.Va. • In 1969, a free concert by The Rolling Stones at the Altamont Speedway in Alameda County, Calif., was marred by the deaths of four people.


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• body weight evenly distributed on both feet. Quick posture checks before and during exercise can help you avoid injury and squeeze the most benefit from your workout. If possible, look in a mirror when exercising. Another instruction you’re likely to encounter is to “stay neutral.” Whether you’re standing or seated, neutral posture means keeping your chin parallel to the floor; your shoulders, hips and knees at even heights; and your knees and feet pointing straight ahead. A neutral spine means the back is straight except for the slight natural curves of the spine. It is not flexed or arched. And neutral alignment means keeping your body in a straight line from head to toe (again, except for the spine’s natural curves). To get you started, I’ve put descriptions and illustra-







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ADEN, Yemen (AP) — The Defense Ministry came under attack Thursday from a suicide car bomber and heavily armed gunmen, killing 52 people and wounding 167 in a fierce battle in the heart of Yemen’s capital of Sanaa, the government said. Among the dead at the Defense Ministry complex, which also houses a military hospital, were soldiers and civilians, including seven foreigners — two Germans, two Vietnamese, two Filipinos and one Indian, according to the Supreme Security Commission. Nobody immediately claimed responsibility for the two-stage assault, but suicide bombings and complex attacks are the hallmarks of al-Qaida. The brazen morning attack, the deadliest in Sanaa since May 2012, underlined the ability of insurgents to strike at the government as they exploit the instability that has plagued this key U.S. ally for more than two years. Defense Minister Mohammed Nasser Ahmed was in Washington for talks Thursday, and the U.S. State Department condemned the “senseless killing and wounding of dozens.” The U.S. considers Yemen’s al-Qaida branch, known as al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, to be the most active in the world. In recent months, Washington has sharply escalated drone attacks against the militants in the impoverished nation. U.S. forces also have been training and arming Yemeni special forces, and exchanging intelligence with the central government. The terrorist network gained a major foothold in the south, taking over several towns in the


Security forces are on the scene after an explosion at the defense ministry complex in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday. A suicide car bomber killed more than

chaos that followed the 2011 uprising that ousted longtime President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The drone strikes and a series of U.S.-backed military offensives helped uproot several key militant strongholds, but al-Qaida continues to fight back. In an attack blamed on al-Qaida in May 2012, a suicide bomber blew himself up amid troops taking part in a parade rehearsal near the presidential palace in Sanaa, killing 93 soldiers. The government statement said all the militants who stormed the complex Thursday were killed, but it did not say how many. State TV showed a dozen bodies, identifying them as the attackers. Military helicopters hovered over the site as

a dozen soldiers and paved the way for a carload of gunmen wearing army uniforms to storm the heavily guarded compound.

those were used in the assault. The Defense Ministry was tipped off last week that a major attack in the capital was imminent, prompting authorities to reinforce security forces, the officials said. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media. Marie Harf, a deputy spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department, condemned the attack. “We stand with Yemen against this violence and remain firmly committed to supporting the Yemeni people as they seek to conclude the National Dialogue and move forward peacefully with Yemen’s historic democratic transition,” she said.

soldiers and ambulances arrived and gunfire echoed in the streets. President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who succeeded Saleh, later met with military commanders inside the devastated complex and ordered an investigation into the incident, military officials said. In Berlin, Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle confirmed that two Germans and a Yemeni who worked for the aid organization GIZ were killed. Military officials said the attack may have been timed to target a planned meeting of top commanders, although the session was unexpectedly delayed. They added that two army vehicles disappeared from the complex last month, but they did not know whether

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Armed Christian fighters who support the country’s exiled president assaulted the capital at dawn on Thursday with rifles and machetes, leaving nearly 100 people dead. Shrouded bodies were lined up in a mosque as dozens of wounded lay on blood-stained hospital floors. The ambush on Muslim neighborhoods of Bangui came as the United Nations voted to send a contingent of French troops to try to stabilize the country, and French President Francois Hollande announced plans to double the force. The daylong gunbattle touched even the most protected parts of the capital, including the residence of the prime minister, underscoring the volatile mix of arms and ideology facing the arriving French force. Scores died in Thursday’s attack, including 48 people whose bodies were laid out at a mosque in a northern suburb of Bangui. Separately, a Doctors Without Borders spokeswoman, Amelie Ketoff, said another 50 deaths had been confirmed, bringing the toll to 98. Some died of bullet wounds, others from what appeared to be machete blows using a weapon known in the local language as a “balaka.” The Christian militia, whose members

are believed to have led the attack Thursday, call themselves the “anti-balaka,” reminiscent of the horrific violence once seen in Rwanda. Rebel leader-turned-president Michel Djotodia appealed for calm, even as his residence was looted and vandalized by the fighters. He announced a dusk-todawn curfew in a bid to stem the threat of retaliatory violence against Christians, following the early morning attack on Muslim neighborhoods. “This morning the enemies of Central African Republic wanted to destabilize the country but they have failed,” Djotodia announced in a speech broadcast in the Sango language on state radio. France already has hundreds of soldiers in Bangui, and an armored personnel carrier and other military vehicles patrolled the streets. The roads were otherwise bare except for the brightly painted pickup trucks driven by the ex-rebels who run the government. The resolution passed by the U.N. Security Council on Thursday allows France to send hundreds more troops for a temporary period. Speaking from the Elysee Palace in Paris, Hollande said the 600 troops already in the country would be doubled “within a few days, even a few hours” to around 1,200.

Former Legion of Christ leader to marry child’s mother VATICAN CITY (AP) — Thomas Williams, the onetime public face of the disgraced Legion of Christ religious order who left the priesthood after admitting he fathered a child, is getting married this weekend to the child’s mother, The Associated Press has learned. The bride is the daughter of former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See Mary Ann Glendon, one of Pope Francis’ top advisers.

Glendon, a Harvard University law professor, is one of the highestranking women at the Vatican as president of the Pontifical Academy for Social Sciences. She is also one of five people on Francis’ commission to reform the scandalmarred Vatican bank. Her daughter, Elizabeth Lev, is a Rome-based art historian and columnist for the Legion-run Zenit news agency, which Williams

published for over a decade while he was in the order. Williams, a moral theologian, author, lecturer and U.S. television personality, admitted last year that he had fathered a child several years earlier. At the time, Williams apologized for “this grave transgression” against his vows of celibacy and said he had stayed on as a priest because he hoped to move beyond “this sin in my past” to do good work for the

church. The Legion’s retired superior later admitted he had learned about the child in 2005 but allowed Williams to keep teaching and preaching about morality. After taking a year off for reflection, Williams left the priesthood in May to care for his son. According to their wedding registry, he and Lev are due to marry on Saturday in the United States. Asked for comment

Thursday, Lev confirmed the wedding plans in an email, adding: “We have no intention of ever discussing our personal life in this forum.” She had initially denied an intimate relationship with Williams, though they frequently appeared together in American circles in Rome, particularly with visiting U.S. student and Catholic tour groups. Their wedding closes a circle of sorts, even as it raises some uncomfortable

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Auburn Ligonier Quiet Street 3 BR 1.5 BA, stove & fridge includ. W/D hook up, sgl car detached gar., $600/mo. util. not included. 894-2713
















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1999 Honda Accord EX

Local Trade, Automatic, Air, Power Windows & Locks, Tilt, Cruise, Alloys

Local Trade, Great Condition, Sunroof, 4 Cylinder, Auto, Air, All Power






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





2006 Saturn Ion Level 2

1998 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4x4

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

Local Trade, One-Owner, V6, Sunroof, Leather, Automatic, All Power,




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




2004 Dodge Stratus SXT

1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4

2006 Ford Fusion SE

2004 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LS

1999 GMC Suburban 1500 SLE 4x4

2010 Mitsubishi Galant FE

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

One-Owner, Power Seats, Automatic, Air, All Power, 43,000 Miles

Local Trade, Power Seat, Automatic, Air, All Power, Alloy Wheels

3.5L V6, Sunroof, Leather Seats, Power Seat, Alloys, Traction Control

3rd Seat, 5.7L V8, Power Seat, Running Boards, Tow Package, 78,000 Miles

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













2007 Chevrolet HHR LT

2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SE

2002 Lexus IS 300 Sedan

2004 GMC Sonoma SLS Crew Cab 4x4

2010 Dodge Avenger SXT

2010 Chevrolet Malibu LS

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

One-Owner, Stow ‘N Go Rear Seat, Rear Air, All Power, 53,000 Miles

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

One-Owner, 4.3L V6, Automatic, Air, All Power, Alloy Wheels

One-Owner, Auto, Air, All Power, Side Airbags, Warranty, 56,000 Miles

One-Owner, Automatic, Air, All Power, Factory Warranty, 45,000 Miles














2010 Dodge Grand Caravan SE

2009 Chevrolet Impala LS

2009 Pontiac G6 Sedan

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

One-Owner, Full Stow ‘N Go, Quad Buckets, All Power, Warranty

One-Owner, Auto, Air, All Power, Factory Warranty, 29,000 Miles

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










2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SE

2005 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate 4x4

One-Owner, Stow ‘N Go Rear Seat, Rear Air, All Power, 27,000 Miles

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




5 Speed, Heated Seats, “Sync”, All Power, Cruise, Warranty, 12,000 Miles




2013 Chrysler 200 Touring

2012 Ford Fusion SE

Power Seat, Auto, Air, All Power, Alloy Wheels, Warranty, 10,000 Miles

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





2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4

2012 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT

2012 Ford Fusion SEL

2005 Chevrolet Colorado LS Crew Cab 4x4

2012 Ford Fusion SEL

2010 Lincoln MKZ AWD

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

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

Back-Up Camera, BLIS, Sunroof, Heated Leather, Warranty, 32,000 Miles

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

V6, Back-up Camera, BLIS, Sunroof, Heated Leather, 25,000 Miles

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













2013 Ford Fusion S

2009 Ford Edge Limited

2012 Lincoln MKZ

2013 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ

2013 Mazda 6s Grand Touring

2013 Ford F-150 XLT Crew Cab 4x4

Local Trade, Automatic, Air, All Power, Sync, Warranty, 2,000 Miles

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

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

Rear Camera, Sunroof, Heated Leather, Factory Warranty, 21,000 Miles

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

V8, 7350 GVWR Package, All Power, Factory Warranty, 14,000 Miles










2013 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab 4x4

EcoBoost V6, Navigation, Sunroof, Heated/Cooled Leather, 33,000 Miles

Big Horn Edition, Hemi V8, Power Seat, 20” Chromes, 16,000 Miles











Local Trade, 5.6L V8, Automatic, Air, Tilt, Cruise, CD, 41,000 Miles



2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Crew Cab 4x4

2011 Ford F-150 XLT Crew Cab 4x4

5.3L V8, Automatic, Air, All Power, Factory Warranty, 17,000 Miles

EcoBoost V6, Matching Cap, Power Seat, Chrome Pkg., 21,000 Miles




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







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The Star - December 6, 2013  

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

The Star - December 6, 2013  

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