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GOOD MORNING Contractors working on two I-69 bridges AUBURN — Southbound lanes of Interstate 69 will be intermittently restricted between Exit 326 (C.R. 11-A) and Exit 329 (S.R. 8) during nighttime hours until Saturday morning, the Indiana Department of Transportation said. Weather permitting. INDOT is performing proactive maintenance work on bridges over the CSX Railroad and Diehl Ditch and over C.R. 48. Both bridges are approximately one mile south of S.R. 8. The work will take place between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., beginning with a restriction in the southbound right lane. As work progresses, the contractor will restrict the southbound left lane. INDOT said drivers should be aware of traffic controls including barrels, cones and arrow boards while the work is in progress. A 45 mph speed limit will be in force within the construction zone when workers are present. A width limit of 14 feet is in force within the project limits. The maintenance is expected to be complete by 6 a.m. Saturday. The work is part of a multi-location bridge maintenance contract, with work taking place in upcoming weeks throughout the INDOT Fort Wayne District. The contract was awarded to Pioneer, based on its low bid of $196,000.
Library earns stars For the fourth time in the past six years, Butler Public Library has been named a “Star Library” in Library Journal magazine’s annual index of public library service. The announcement was made in the publication’s November issue, based on 2011 statistics. SEE PAGE A2
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DeKalb Eastern marking 50 years BY JEFF JONES firstname.lastname@example.org
BUTLER — While the DeKalb County Eastern Community School District was established in July 1962, the first seniors to graduate from Eastside Junior-Senior High School received their diplomas in the spring of 1964. To commemorate 50 years, school officials will host an informal open house Wednesday, Nov. 27, as part of the boys basketball game between Eastside and Garrett. Patrons can walk the Eastside hallways, visit the Millie Hansen Auditorium, dinner theater
and witness some of the latest classroom technological advances, explained principal Larry Yoder. Staff members will be available in various parts of the building. School consolidations — often between rival schools — occurred in part due to Indiana’s School Corporation Reorganization Act of 1959. Locally, that brought together students who attended the Metropolitan School District of Butler and the Riverdale School Corp.
In a special election held May 8, 1962, voters approved the creation of the DeKalb Eastern school district. The first elected school board was comprised of president Franklyn Sechler, vice president Walter Reinhart, secretary Wendell Cooper, treasurer Joseph Parshall, and members Keith Culler, Frank Laub and Delbert Washler. The superintendent was Ernest Zeller and the school attorney was Henry C. Springer. That brought together the histories of the Butler Windmills and Riverdale Comets. Coinci-
dentally, Riverdale was a consolidation of the St. Joe Tigers and Concord Township, Spencerville Red Raiders and Spencer Township, and Newville Township. Patrons are invited to share memorabilia, including old photos, yearbooks, athletic apparel, trophies and newspaper articles pertaining to any of the schools in eastern DeKalb County. Contributors can bring their items to the Eastside office, 603 E. Green St. Patrons are asked to tag their items for easy identification and can be picked up when school resumes Monday, Dec. 2.
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A cross-functional team of employees at Eaton’s Auburn plant works together to improve material flow. The project has helped improve safety,
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Eaton going with faster flow AUBURN — Eaton Corp. says its plant in Auburn has reduced the distance material and parts travel through the plant by 4.5 miles per day to improve safety, ergonomics and efficiency. The improvements are part of the plant’s Material Flow Project, a company spokesman said. The Auburn facility designs, engineers and manufactures clutch components for the global commercial vehicle industry. The Material Flow Project began last year to address changes to Auburn’s product mix and growing production volume — more than 50 truckloads of material a day come in and out of the facility. “The project was a real team effort that involved machining, assembly, production, maintenance, materials, engineering and safety,” said Ralph Beam, Auburn’s plant manager. Team members conducted a thorough analysis of Auburn’s overall manufacturing footprint and individual production cells, material storage, work in process, sub-assemblies, finished goods, packaging and shipping areas.
Auburn plant adds employees AUBURN — Employment at Eaton Corp. in Auburn has grown by roughly 20 since a landmark labor agreement in late 2011, plant manager Ralph Beam said Tuesday. The plant now employs 175 people. “The single greatest factor is we introduced in 2011 the ability to bring in temporary workers to our Auburn facility,” Beam said. Before the agreement, similar Eaton facilities in Charlotte, N.C. and Mexico were able to hire temporary workers. They were more likely to be targeted for job growth by the parent company, since it did not have to worry about laying off workers if a new project did not work out as hoped. Two years ago, the Auburn They identified a 23-step improvement plan that ranged from moving equipment closer to workers and making greater
plant and its union came to an agreement to allow temporary workers to be hired, making the Auburn location more competitive for new work projects, Beam said. “We have an excellent relationship with the union,” Beam said. “They want jobs here just like the company wants jobs here.” Beam said the Auburn plant carries, on average, five temporary workers among the 20 new hires since the deal was inked in late 2011. Since the local plant is tied so closely to trucking fleets, any uptick in the economy could lead to more work and more jobs, Beam said. “We’re dependent on what the economy does,” he said. use of transport carts to installing full-size bearing presses and relocating robotic cells and entire SEE EATON, PAGE A6
TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — Desperately needed food, water and medical aid are only trickling into this city that took the worst blow from Typhoon Haiyan, while thousands of victims jammed the damaged airport Tuesday, seeking to be evacuated. “We need help. Nothing is happening. We haven’t eaten since yesterday afternoon,” pleaded a weeping Aristone Balute, an 81-year-old woman who failed to get a flight out of Tacloban for Manila, the capital. Her clothes were soaked from a pouring rain and tears streamed down her face. Five days after what could be the Philippines’ deadliest disaster, aid is coming — pallets of supplies and teams of doctors are waiting to get into Tacloban — but the challenges of delivering the assistance means few in the stricken city have received help. “There is a huge amount that we need to do. We have not been able to get into the remote communities,” U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos said in Manila, launching an appeal for $301 million to help the more than 11 million people estimated to be affected by the storm. “Even in Tacloban, because of the debris and the difficulties with logistics and so on, we have not been able to get in the level of supply that we would want to. We are going to do as much as we can to bring in more,” she said. Her office said she planned to visit the city. Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said relief goods were getting into the city, and the supply should increase now that the airport and a bridge to the island were open.
Town can’t provide school resource officer BY AARON ORGAN email@example.com
HAMILTON — It appears Hamilton Community Schools will not tap the Hamilton Police Department for a school resource officer. School district and town representatives held an open and informal meeting Tuesday night inside the school to discuss hiring a fifth town police officer as a resource officer at the school building. The state has awarded the school district a $35,000 matching grant for security measures.
But news came quickly in the meeting from Town Councilwoman Tina Bosse that seemed to be a deal-breaker. She reported that hiring a fifth officer would change the police department status and force the town to pay overtime costs. With four officers now, the town is exempt from those costs. “That’s a big hurdle to surmount,” Bosse told school board members and Superintendent Jon Willman. However, Bosse said the town would be willing to change officers’ daily routines to allow
patrols inside the school and on school grounds. Willman requested patrols be made whenever possible, but especially during morning drop-off and afternoon pickup times. “You can start that tomorrow,” school board President Scott Lucas said. “That would be welcomed with open arms from everybody on this end.” The police department requested a computer be placed inside the school building for an officer to perform basic duties, allowing the officer to spend more time in the building. The district
also will issue each officer a key card for around-the-clock access to the building, Lucas said. Lucas said the school board was not in a position to comment whether it would pursue a resource officer from either the DeKalb or Steuben county sheriff’s department with the grant dollars, saying it was thrown a “curve ball” with news of the town police department’s restriction. The district has until year’s end to have a resource officer in place to receive the state grant. Willman must notify the state in the event SEE TOWN, PAGE A6
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Butler Police planning ‘Shop with a Cop’ event
Students use new computers in Butler Public Library’s teen room. The library
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Library earns four stars BY JEFF JONES firstname.lastname@example.org
BUTLER — The stars have come out once again at the Butler Public Library. For the fourth time in the past six years, the library has been named a “Star Library” in Library Journal magazine’s annual index of public library service. The announcement was made in the publication’s November issue, based on 2011 statistics. The edition ranks outstanding libraries with three, four or five stars based on circulation, visits per capita, program attendance per capita and computer usage. Libraries submit annual reports to their state libraries, and Library Journal uses that information to create its index. The Butler library was ranked among libraries with annual budgets between $200,000-$399,999. “Everyone works so hard,” said director Ellen Stuckey. “The staff really deserves the recognition. We’ve really focused on pre-literacy and getting children to read.”
Over the years, the library has implemented and maintained several initiatives, including the 1,000 Book Club, Kindergarten Prep School (KiPS), StoryTime, Book Buddies and Begin in Books programs and its ever-popular summer reading program. “I’m very proud of my staff,” Stuckey said. “The staff really deserves this, because they work very hard to make this library operate easily. They’re all very good at what they do.” In all, Indiana placed seven libraries on the index, while neighboring Ohio ranked second once again with 32 libraries on the list. New York had the most with 37. Eleven states had no libraries on the list. The index is broken down into nine expenditure groups, from the smallest —$100,000 to $199,000 — to the largest, for libraries with annual expenditures in excess of $30 million. Although the Butler Public Library has cardholders in surrounding townships, those numbers
aren’t factored in because they are not part of the library’s service district. The city of Butler is the only entity in the library’s taxing district, with approximately 2,600 residents. In 2011, each resident checked out an average of nearly 22 books, made 14.4 visits to the library, attended 2.31 programs and used the library’s computers more than five times. Each student attending a DeKalb Eastern school — Eastside High School or Butler or Riverdale elementary schools — is eligible for a free library card. Two community rooms regularly are used for events and meetings. The library also has a variety of after-school activities for teens and elementary children, Stuckey said. Adults can participate in cooking, knitting, sewing or tai chi classes, and the Friends of the Library group conducts several events to raise funds for the library. “We like to have something for everyone,” she said.
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BUTLER — The Butler Police Department is planning its annual “Shop with a Cop” event. Donations are being accepted now, Police Chief Jim Nichols announced. In addition to the shopping trip, police hope to raise enough money so each child and his or her family can enjoy a meal with a police officer, Nichols said. Police are consulting with school and church officials to determine need. Applications are available at the police department, 201 N. Broadway. Children must be 16
years of age or younger and reside within the Butler city limits. Applications are to be returned to the police department no later than Monday, Dec. 9. Applications must include a valid telephone number and a copy of a current utility bill to show proof of residency in Butler. Each child selected for the program will shop with a uniformed Butler Police officer and will be given an amount of money to spend.
Children are encouraged to buy a needed item for themselves, such as coats, hats, gloves or sweatshirts. Participating children usually are able to purchase gifts for other family members. Each child’s parent or guardian also will be accompanied by a police officer to shop so the child or the family’s children will have gifts to open Christmas morning. For more information, contact the Butler Police Department at 868-2171.
DeKalb speakers place third FORT WAYNE — DeKalb High School’s speech team placed third out of 14 schools at the South Side High School speech invitational Saturday. More than 200 competitors were present. Carroll won the meet, followed in order by Northrop, DeKalb, Canterbury and Bethany Christian. “This is a great showing for DeKalb speech its first time out this year,” said DeKalb’s head coach, Andy Comfort. “We beat everyone who we thought we could compete with, and our first-year novice competitors showed a lot of growth.” DeKalb’s next competition will be Saturday, Nov. 23, at Elkhart Central High School.
DeKalb’s individual winners at South Side: • first place — Hope Kelham, novice broadcasting; Megan Smaltz, novice original oratory; and Cameron Stokes, novice U.S. extemporaneous .• second place — Codey Albers, varsity broadcasting; Vince Rainelli, drama interpretation; Clay Travis, novice U.S. extemporaneous; • third place — Alison Kennedy, novice original oratory; Shayna Burrage, novice prose interpretation; Dani Esterline, varsity U.S. extemporaneous; Shelby Mumford, novice U.S. extemporaneous; • fourth place — Christa Voirol, student congress;
Bail set for suspect in sexual misconduct case BY AMY OBERLIN email@example.com
ANGOLA — Bail has been set at $50,000 for a 38-year-old Hamilton Lake man accused of carrying on a six-month sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl. Chad J. Clark is charged with four Class B felony counts of sexual misconduct with a minor. The charge pertains to a person at least 18 years old with a victim 14-16 years old. According to court documents, the sexual activity started in February and occurred regularly until Oct. 31. The victim reported almost daily consensual sex
with Clark during the last part of October. The activity allegedly was witnessed by other children at the Hamilton Lake residence. If he makes bail, Clark is to have no contact with the victim Clark or any of the other three children named in the case. Clark is scheduled for a pretrial conference Jan. 13 at 1 p.m. in Steuben Circuit Court. Each Class B felony charge pending against him carries up to a 20-year prison sentence.
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Garrett veteran witnessed war’s iconic events BY SUE CARPENTER email@example.com
GARRETT — Richard “Dick” Capin is widely known as an outstanding math teacher at Garrett High School and winning Railroader athletic coach. But his three years in the Pacific Theatre during World War II put him in the front row as history was made. In 1944, Capin enlisted in the U.S. Navy at 17, and after attending electrical school was shipped by cattle train with other troops to San Francisco. From there, he and other men rode in a luxury boat from California to Hawaii — the unescorted ship sped faster than the Japanese submarines watching for American ships, according to Capin. Capin was assigned to the USS West Virginia, the most severely damaged sunken battleship to be salvaged and returned to service after being ripped apart by as many as eight Japanese torpedoes during the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. The refurbished ship was put back into service in September 1944, with most of the war already fought. Capin and crew defended the Philippine Islands from Japanese naval advances in the Battle of Leyte in the fall of 1944, and they went on to fight in the front lines at the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa in early 1945. Capin recalled watching U.S. Marines raise the flag on Mount Suribachi at Iwo Jima from the West Virginia as it traveled close to shore, providing fire support for the invasion, bombarding the island with 16-inch shells and destroying ammunition dumps and anti-aircraft gun positions. “The enemy was hiding in caves,” Capin said. “The guys on shore were suffering.”
Dick Capin in the classroom during his years as a math and physics teacher at Garrett High School.
From there, the West Virginia traveled a couple weeks later to Okinawa, where it shelled the island in advance of an American assault. Capin recalled a kamikaze plane landing on the boat in April 1945, but the bomb it carried had broken loose from its shackle and penetrated the second deck. “It didn’t explode due to a bent firing pin,” he said. Four soldiers were killed and seven injured in the crash. “We saw photos of their families and children,” Capin said shaking his head. “We were very lucky.” The West Virginia continued serving in the South Pacific for a few months, providing support for the Army and Marines at Okinawa and breaking up troop concentrations sheltering the enemy. In August, the West Virginia steamed toward Tokyo Bay.
“We heard the war was over and that the Japanese would be signing (a surrender) any minute,” Capin said. “We were very excited.” The West Virginia can be seen in the distance of photographs depicting the signing of the Instrument of Surrender that ended World War II. It was the only ship present that had been attacked at Pearl Harbor. Capin said the sailors looked over portside to see the Japanese delegation climb on board the USS Missouri for the signing with the Supreme Allied Commander, Army General Douglas MacArthur, and Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, Pacific Commander in Chief, among others. The excitement of the return trip from Hawaii to San Diego heightened as the homeward bound banner flew in the wind, a two-foot white piece of fabric for every enlisted man on
Regional Roundup • South Bend bans bags for yard waste SOUTH BEND — The South Bend Common Council voted Monday to ban the use of plastic bags for yard waste, according to news reports. The South Bend Tribune reports that in September, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management cited the city’s composting center for accepting noncompostable waste and gave the city 30 days to come up with a plan to correct the problem. There is about 100,000 cubic yards of such waste at the center, the Tribune reports. According to the amendment to city code that passed, yard waste for pick-up must be placed in a biodegradable paper bag or other container approved by the city and separated from other trash or garbage.
Indy council opposes gay marriage ban INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis City-County Council has joined the city’s Republican mayor in opposing efforts to write Indiana’s ban on gay marriage into the state constitution.
Council members voted 22-6 Monday night in support of a resolution urging the Legislature to reject the proposed constitutional amendment. The resolution comes as organizers of a campaign against the amendment have won support from several prominent opponents, including Eli Lilly and Co., the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce and Indiana University. Democratic council Vice President John Barth, a sponsor of the resolution, said the city and state need to present themselves as welcoming places for all people.
Community rallies to support small school HYMERA (AP) — Supporters of a small high school in southwestern Indiana facing possible closure because of budget troubles have won some time to make their case for keeping the school open. A few hundred people packed into an elementary school gymnasium Monday night as Northeast Sullivan school board members discussed whether they could afford to continue operating the 172-student Union Junior-Senior High
Purdue researches see future with biometrics, not passwords WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Some Purdue University researchers are working on technology that could see all those passwords that computer users must punch in replaced with steps such as iris and fingerprint scans. The basement lab of Purdue University’s International Center for Biometrics Research is where such emerging biometric technologies are tested for weaknesses before going mainstream. Iris and fingerprint scans as well as facial and voice recognition are just a few of
the tools that can improve security while making lives easier, said Stephen Elliott, the center’s director. That technology can allow someone to log into a computer or activate a smartphone simply by swiping their fingerprint over a sensor. “I think the average person would tell you they have too many passwords and it’s a hassle to change them all the time, and therefore they use the same password for lots of things, which inherently makes that easier to break,” Elliott said.
School in the town of Dugger. Many of those in the crowd wore black-andgold T-shirts reading “Save UHS” and “Bulldog pride,” with loud applause for those speaking in support of the school, the Tribune-Star reported.
Purdue remains top for visiting students WEST LAFAYETTE (AP) — A new report shows Purdue University has maintained its standing as a top destination for international students among U.S. universities. The Institute of International Education, a nonprofit group working with the State Department, reports Purdue had 9,500 international students during the 2012-13 academic year. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ranked first among U.S. public institutions with 9,800 international students. A private school, the University of Southern California, ranked first overall. Purdue had the largest number of undergraduate international students at nearly 5,000 in 2012-13.
Retired high school teacher Richard “Dick” Capin of Garrett holds a photo of the USS West Virginia on which he served in the Pacific Theater.
““We heard the war was over and that the Japanese would be signing (a surrender) any minute. We were very excited.” Richard ‘Dick’ Capin Garrett resident and World War II veteran
• board, and a two-foot red piece for every officer. There were 1,500 troops on the boat, he said. Capin was on board as the West Virginia made six more trips to Hawaii and back to bring home troops. Following their discharge from the service, Capin and a buddy hitchhiked from the West Coast to Iowa, then Capin continued to Fort Wayne, where his family owned a venetian blind business. He attended Manchester
College on the GI Bill with a goal to become an insurance actuary. But his love of coaching and teaching took over, and he began his career as a physical education and math teacher and sports coach in 1954. Former student Ed Placencia recalled Capin using measurements from the USS West Virginia for math problems in the classroom. Capin’s recollection of the events is spot-on after
Dick Capin served three years in the U.S.Navy during World War II.
nearly 70 years. Capin’s daughter, Nancy Feagler, shared that during a trip to Washington, D.C., he was able to give historical facts about the World War II with such clarity, people around stopped to listen. Although he retired at age 68, Capin’s love of teaching carries on.
Toys for Tots conducting final interviews this week BY AMY OBERLIN firstname.lastname@example.org
AUBURN — A final Toys for Tots interview session is scheduled for Friday from 6-9 p.m. at 112 N. Depot St., Auburn. Toys for Tots provides gifts for children in needy families in Steuben and DeKalb counties through local donations. The program — a nationwide U.S. Marine Corps initiative — is headed by Melissa Coats of Auburn. She, her husband, Jamie, and a handful of helpers volunteer many hours as the holidays approach to coordinate interviews and donations. They begin working in mid-October, contacting local merchants and companies. For example, this year, Trin in Ashley offered to do an internal toy drive, with employees bringing in items for Toys for Tots. Boxes are set out at local businesses to accept donations of toys. Several interview sessions have been held, and
at this time 162 families in the two counties are going to be served by Toys for Tots, said Coats. “I’ve had several people email me, call me, saying they’ve missed them,” said Coats. After Friday, she plans to have her final tally for those who need to be served. She can be reached at email@example.com or 908-2022. Toys for Tots has been operating in Steuben County for six years. It provides a couple of toys valued at $10-$15 and six to seven stocking stuffers along with an activity book for the entire family. “We always struggle with our newborn to 1-yearolds,” said Coats. Fewer donations are also left for youths 11-14 years old. “It’s still Christmas. It’s still a child who wants a present under the tree,”
Coats noted. For older children, hair and jewelry accessories and sports balls are favorite gifts, she said. The goal is to make sure every child has a great Christmas. Toys are expected to be distributed Dec. 14 in Steuben County. The location has not yet been determined.
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Deaths & Funerals • Forrest Parks AVILLA — Forrest Earl Parks, age 81, died on Saturday, November 9, 2013, at his rural Avilla home. Mr. Parks was born in Kendallville, Indiana, on August 28, 1932, to the late Howard C. Parks and Arlene M. (Wooster) Parks. He graduated as class president Mr. Parks from Avilla High School in 1950. He married Monna Fay Miller on June 26, 1954, at the Methodist Church Mr. Parks in Avilla. Monna preceded his death on December 18, 2003. Forrest spent his entire life working on the family farm. He raised crops and hay, supplied lime for area farmers and hauled grain to Maumee, Ohio, for many years. Forrest was industrious and hardworking and held several other jobs over the years along with farming. He was employed as a custodian at Avilla School, assistant to the surveyor for the Indiana State Highway Department, school bus driver for East Noble School Corporation and he worked as a custodian at Richards Restaurants in Kendallville, Auburn and Columbia City. Forrest was an active, lifelong member of the Calvary United Methodist Church in Avilla where he was the Sunday school superintendent for many years. He was good at meeting new friends and neighbors and inviting them to church. Something else very important to Forrest was keeping the family tradition of making apple butter going. Survivors include his children: daughter, Molly Lemish of Avilla, daughter, Rebecca Kurtz of Auburn, son, Scott and Janice Parks of Avilla, son, Troy and Cathy Parks of Huntertown, daughter, Amy and Keith Thompson of Wolcottville, son, Andrew and Shannell Parks of Las Vegas, Nevada; 17 grandchildren: Jeremiah Lemish of Kendallville; Jamilyn Lemish of Lafayette, Indiana; Janelle Lemish of Conway, Arkansas; Doreen and Dave Vanderpool of Garrett; Sylvia and Mitch Figert of Wabash; Matthew Kurtz of Auburn; Joseph Parks of Middlebury; Cody Parks of Indianapolis; Kristina and Daniel Desper of Westfield;
Melissa Parks of Avilla; Kaylee McClanahan and Paige McClanahan, both of Huntertown; Skylar Parks of Huntertown; TJ Thompson and Arlene Thompson of Wolcottville; and Dominique Malveaux and Aurora Parks, both of Las Vegas; five great-grandchildren: Logan Brewer, Crystal Brewer, Conner Vanderpool, Haylee Figert and Hayden Figert; and a sister, Ellen and Bishop Holliman of Avilla. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Gerald, Clifford, Donald and Richard Parks; and his sisters, Helen Blackman Fritz, Jeanette Henney and Ruth Parks. Visitation will be Thursday from 3-7 p.m. at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville. Funeral services will be Friday, November 15, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church in Avilla, with calling one hour before the service. The funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Dr. Leonard King and burial will be at Avilla Cemetery. Preferred memorials may be made to Children’s Ministry at Calvary United Methodist Church or to the donor’s choice. Send a condolence to the family or view a video tribute of Forrest by Thursday at www.hitefuner alhome.com.
KENDALLVILLE — Althea Ruth Falesnick, age 88, of Kendallville, died on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Lutheran Life Villages, Kendallville, Indiana. Mrs. Falesnik was born in Kendallville on November 6, 1925 to Ray and Clora (Becker) Zinn. She graduated from Avilla Mrs. High School Falesnick in 1944 and married Glenn Lee Knapp on November 28, 1946 in Kendallville and he preceded her in death on May 31, 1972. She later married Martin Falesnik on May 9, 1977 and he also preceded her in death on April 19, 1985. Althea worked for Monsanto in Ligonier and Flint & Walling in Kendallville and she was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church in Kendallville. Survivors include two daughters, Doreen Miller of Topeka and Clora and James Polly of Wawaka; two sons, Tim and Kathy Knapp of Goshen and Dave and Melanie Knapp of Amos Eicher Murphysboro, Tennessee; six grandchildren and their SHIPSHEWANA — Amos Eicher, 81, of Shipsh- spouses, Karen and Michael ewana, died at 12:45 p.m. on Edwards of Rome City, Christina and Wayne Ferrin Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at of Mongo, Laura and Jake Parkview Regional Medical Marshall of Fort Wayne, Center in Fort Wayne. Michael and Renee Knapp Visitation will be after of Greenfield, Sherri Smart 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. of Kendallville and Tara 14 and all day Friday, Nov. and Steve Hagerman of 15, at the Andrew Yoder Topeka; 16 great-grandchilJr. residence, 7230W C.R. 250N, Shipshewana. Funeral dren and one-great-great services will be at 9:30 a.m. granddaughter; and a sister, Shirley and Darrell “Skip” on Saturday Nov. 16, at the Traster of Kendallville. Nelson Miller residence, She was also preceded in C.R. 2145N 735 W, Shipshdeath by her sister, Patricia ewana. Marshall and her brother, Services will be conducted by Bishop Casper Elmer George “Bud” Zinn. Funeral services and Hochstetler, Bishop Chris visitation will be today, Bontrager and the home Wednesday, November 13, ministers. Burial will be in 2013, at Hite Funeral Home Naylor Cemetery, Shipshin Kendallville. Visitation ewana. Miller-Stewart will be from 11 a.m. until 1 Funeral Home, Middlebury is in charge of arrangements. p.m. with the funeral service at 1 p.m. Pastor Steven Barht will officiate. David Etzcorn Burial will follow the FORT WAYNE — David funeral at Lake View L. Etzcorn, 59, of Fort Wayne Cemetery. died Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, Preferred memorials may at Visiting Nurse and Hospice be made to Faith United Home in Fort Wayne. Methodist Church or to A private family memorial a charity of the donor’s service will be held at a choice. later date. Burial will be at Casket bearers will be Covington Cemetery in Fort Michael Knapp, Michael Wayne. Edwards, Jake Marshall, Memorials are to Visiting Steve Hagerman, Randy Nurse and Hospice Home, Risedorph, Kristopher 5910 Homestead Road, Fort Edwards and Eric Risedorph. Wayne, IN 46814. Send a condolence to Hite Funeral Home in the family or view a video Kendallville is in charge of tribute of Althea by today at arrangements. hitefuneralhome.com.
Irene Stanley BRIMFIELD — Irene “Lynn” (Baron) Stanley, 67, of Brimfield and formerly of Ligonier died Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at 3:25 a.m. in Parkview Noble Hospital, Kendallville. She has lived in Brimfield since 1982, coming from Columbia City. She worked at Ms. Stanley Essex Wire in Ligonier for four years. She then worked for Sorg Paper Products in Ligonier for 19 ½ years and Walker, Inc. in Ligonier for seven years. She then owned and operated Swingin’ with Irene Lynn Karaoke. Irene enjoyed singing. She made sure her family always came first, and she had a lot of friends. She was born May 31, 1946, in Fort Wayne to Earland Raymond and Marjorie Ellen (Collins) Baron. Surviving are a daughter, Donita (Lonnie) Luna of Kendallville; a son, Teddy Ray (Christine) Stanley of Columbia City; five grandsons, Christopher Stanley, Joshua Stanley, Jermey (Chelsey Shepherd) Luna, Harley (Misty Cannon) Stanley and Branden Stanley; six great-grandchildren, Cassandra Lynn Stanley, Ariel Vahn Stanley, Annlynn Faye Stanley, Navan Lee Luna, Javen Danalexander Shepherd Luna and Kody Ray Stanley; four brothers, Lyle (Betty) Baron of Columbia City, Kenny (Laura) Baron of Fort Wayne, Paul (Christy) Baron of Fort Wayne, and Chuck (Connie) Baron of New Haven; four sisters, Gladys (Mike) Stewart of Garrett, Barbara Veigel of Hurricane, Utah, Martha Sharp of Fort Wayne, and Judy Terry of Kendallville; three sistersin-law, Becky Baron of Columbia City, Connie Stanley of Kendallville and Louise Stanley of Roanoke, Virginia; several nieces and nephews; and a close friend, Alvin Jones of Brimfield. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Mary Ellen Baron; a brother, Arthur Baron; her husband, Jack Stanley; and a granddaughter. Funeral services will be Friday, November 15, 2013, at 10 a.m. in the True Church of God in Jesus Name at Lisbon with Pastor Worley Gibson officiating. Burial will be in Orange Cemetery, Rome City. Casketbearers will be Joshua Stanley, Jermey Luna, Harley Stanley, Branden Stanley, Lonnie
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Actress America Ferrera, left, appears on stage as Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai accepts The Women of the Year Fund Honoree Award on stage at the 2013 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on Monday, in New York.
At star-packed Glamour awards, Malala steals show NEW YORK (AP) — There was a flamboyant pop star. A legendary singer. A TV star, some supermodels, and one of the world’s most powerful philanthropists. Even a former secretary of state who may soon be running for president. But of all the prominent women who appeared onstage Monday night at the Glamour Women of the Year awards, no one received more acclaim and adoration than a teenager whom no one had heard of little more than a year ago — 16-year-old Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai. “We love you, Malala!” shouted a group of young girls from a high balcony in Carnegie Hall, where the annual event was held. The teenager blew back a kiss, and proceeded to give an impassioned speech. “I believe the gun has no power at all,” said Malala, who caught the world’s attention when the Taliban shot her in the head in October 2012 for criticizing the group’s interpretation of Islam, which limits girls’ access to education. She has since gained global prominence, has started The Malala Fund to support education for girls, and recently released a memoir, “I Am Malala.”
“I believe the gun has no power because a gun can only kill,” she said. “But a pen can give life.” It wasn’t just the crowd that was taken with Malala; her fellow honorees referred to her often as they took the stage, and the night’s most flamboyant honoree, Lady Gaga, said she wished this month’s Glamour magazine cover, which features her, had been devoted to Malala instead. “If I could forfeit my Glamour cover I would give it to Malala,” she said. In a long and sometimes rambling speech, the pop singer, who sported a huge mane of frizzy white hair, a glistening white suit and her typically sky-high platform shoes, also said she thought she looked too artificially beautiful on that cover. “I do not look like that when I wake up in the morning,” she said. Gaga added that despite her huge fame, “my true talent is not the clothes, and not the music. I really feel that what I am best at is seeing the potential in other people.” She referred to her campaign against bullying among young people, and recalled the case of a young fan who committed suicide in 2011 after being bullied, Jamey Rodemeyer.
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Adult GED Classes: 5-9 p.m. today and Thursday. For more information, call 888-349-0250, ext. 251 Butler Elementary School, 1025 S. Broadway Street, Butler.
Bingo: 6 p.m. Open to the public; food and drinks available. American Legion Post 97, 1729 Sprott St., Auburn.
Adult Basic Education/ GED Class: 8-11 a.m. and 4-7 p.m. today and Thursday. Free to adults age 16 and over. Call 888-3490250, ext. 251 Auburn Presbyterian Church, 111 W. Twelfth St., Auburn. Bingo: Early games start at 6 p.m. Call 927-9144 for more information. National Military History Center, 5634 C.R. 11-A, Auburn. Ladies Auxiliary 1892: 6 p.m. Transfers welcome. Garrett Veterans of Foreign Wars, 118 N. Cowen St., Garrett.
Thursday, Nov. 14 Auburn Classic Noon Lions Club: noon. Regular meeting. Bridgewater Golf Club, 1818 Morningstar Road, Auburn. Ashley-Hudson 2000 Lions Club: 6:30 p.m. The Ashley-Hudson 2000 Lions Club meets the second Thursday at 6:30 pm for dinner and holds a board meeting the fourth Thursday at 7 p.m. Ashley OES Hall, Morgan Street, Ashley. Auburn Community Band: 7 p.m. Free performance open to the community. Laurels of DeKalb, 520 W. Liberty St., Butler. Model Train Club Meeting: 7 p.m. Meets in the basement. Garrett Heritage Park Museum, 300 N. Randolph St., Garrett.
Youth Movie Night: 6:30 p.m. Ashley Church of God, 101 N. Gonser Avenue, Ashley. 587-9565
Saturday, Nov. 16 Christmas Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring over 30 booths, with many local vendors. A variety of crafts, holiday items, hand made gifts, handcrafted furniture and jewelry. Embroidery on the spot will be available. The event features a Pinterest Live booth where shoppers and their children can make a handmade gift for someone on the spot. Lakewood Park Christian School, 5555 C.R. 29, Auburn. American Sign Language Class: 10 a.m. to noon. The class covers the basics of ASL, including the alphabet, numbers, simple vocabulary and casual conversation. No registration is necessary. New Hope Christian Center, 900 S. Wayne St., Waterloo. Annual coat giveaway: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Butler Church of Christ, 173 W. Oak St., Butler. Bingo: Early games start at 6 p.m. Call 927-9144 for more information. National Military History Center, 5634 C.R. 11-A, Auburn.
Sunday, Nov. 17 Bingo: 5 p.m. Open to the public; food and drinks available. American Legion Post 97, 1729 Sprott St., Auburn.
Garrett Public Library News • Card making class Participants will be able to make four greeting cards to take home Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Space is limited. To register, call 357-4585.
Water coloring basics Mary Thiel will share tips and techniques on painting Saturday from 1-3 p.m. The class is for both experienced and beginning painters. To register, call 357-4585.
Historian shares about life of Civil War soldier John Houlton Chapter learns about Joshua L. Chamberlain AUBURN — David Dew, a 38-year United States history teacher, shared about the life of a Civil War solider Nov. 9 during the John Houlton Chapter meeting of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Dew recounted the story of Joshua L. Chamberlain and how his early home life led him to excel as a citizen soldier in the Civil War. Chamberlain joined the 20th Maine Regiment under the command of General Ames and from him learned military skills that led him to hold the Union line at Little Round Top in the Battle of Gettysburg. Chamberlain commanded the Union troops during the surrender ceremony of the Confederate Army in 1865. He ordered the Union soldiers to stand in respectful silence and salute as the Confederate soldiers turned in their arms. Chamberlain’s symbolic action was helpful in the long process of mending America back into a nation. Not only did Chamberlain distinguish himself in the military, he was a brilliant student, teaching himself Greek in order to pass the entrance exams to Bowdoin College. Planning to enter the ministry, he attended Bangor Theological Seminary, where all classes were in German. Chamberlain became fluent in nine languages, including Penobscot, the language of the indigenous
Historian and teacher David Dew says the way to teach history is “to tell the story” of the people and events of the times. He said citizen-soldier Joshua L. Chamberlain is one of his personal heroes.
people of the Northeastern Woodlands in Maine. After the Civil War, he became professor of rhetoric and languages at Bowdoin and later president of Bowdoin College, a position he held for 12 years. Chamberlain died in 1914, a distinguished educator, military hero, and surveyor of the Port of Portland. Since Dew’s retirement five years ago from Northwood Middle School, he has traveled and researched a number of historic personalities, including George Washington, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Dew, who recently became a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, lives in Fort Wayne and is a frequent speaker. After refreshments, Regent Betty Bridgwater held a brief business meeting. Karen Bash read
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• the minutes, Linda Quick gave the treasurer’s report and Mary Jane Smith presented the National Defense Report about veterans and their contributions. Daughters of the American Revolution membership is open to women over the age of 18 who are able to trace lineage to an ancestor who helped American independence.
Briefly • Auburn Community Band schedules Christmas concerts BUTLER — The Auburn Community Band will begin its schedule of seven Christmas concerts this week. The band is scheduled to perform Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Laurels of DeKalb in Butler. The band has scheduled six additional concerts: Nov. 30 — Embassy Theater, Festival of Trees, Fort Wayne, 2 p.m.; Dec. 1 — Auburn Church of the Nazarene, C.R. 427, 5 p.m.; Dec. 5 — Turning Point Community Center, Angola, 7 p.m.; Dec. 7 — Heimach Senior Activity Center, Auburn, 11 a.m.; Dec. 9 — Betz Nursing Home, Auburn, 7 p.m.; and Dec. 12 — Sacred Heart Home, Avilla, 7 p.m. For more information, visit acbindiana.com.
Civic guild planning bus trip to Chicago FORT WAYNE — The Fort Wayne Civic Theatre Guild is planning a bus trip to the Chicago Oriental Theater to see “Motown — the Musical,” on May 3, 2014. Tickets, which include the show, transportation and driver’s tip, are $99 if reserved before Dec. 31, The bus will depart at 9:30 a.m. and return at 9:30 p.m. There is a limit of 44 seats. A lunch stop will be made in Valparaiso. For more information or to make reservations, contact Sharon at 437-7497.
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Climbing your family tree Kerry Baumgartner will lead “Climbing Your Family Tree” Thursday, Nov. 21, at 6:30 p.m. Baumgartner will offer genealogy programs at the library quarterly. The session is a “work together” club from the beginning. Those attending the first program will determine later meeting dates. The program is a tool to share ideas, learn about new genealogy sites and find a way to organize information. The library also plans to periodically bring in professionals throughout the year.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Adding pressure to fix the administration’s problem-plagued health care program, former President Bill Clinton says President Barack Obama should find a way to let people keep their health coverage, even if it means changing the law. Clinton says Obama should “honor the commitment that the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they got.” The former president, a Democrat who has helped Obama promote the 3-yearold health law, becomes the latest in Obama’s party to urge the president to live up to a promise he made repeatedly, declaring that the if Americans liked their health care coverage, they
would be able to keep it under the new law. Instead, millions of Americans have started receiving insurance cancellation letters. That, coupled with the troubled launch of the health care law’s enrollment website, has prompted Republican critics and frustrated Democrats to seek corrections in the law. House Republicans have drafted legislation to give consumers the opportunity to keep their coverage. Ten Senate Democrats are pushing for an unspecified extension of the sign-up period and several pressed Obama to do so in a private White House meeting last week. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., has proposed legislation that would require insurance companies to
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HAMILTON: School earns sportsmanship award FROM PAGE A1
one is not secured, and the district would lost the earmarked dollars. In a meeting Monday night, the school board heard that a committee has been organized to launch a fundraising campaign to build a new playground at the elementary school. Tonya Burns and Holly Law-Bireley told the board the current playground — a wooden structure with a pea stone surface — is outdated and not up to code. The project calls for a new playground that potentially would be handicap-accessible and include a chair lift,
if funding allows. Law-Bireley told the board the committee hopes to have the playground built within a year. The group is working to raise $100,000 for the project. It hopes to receive grant dollars to meet most of that goal, Law-Bireley said. The project could fall in line with a plan athletic director Jesse Webb has to build a handicap-accessible ramp to the softball field, he said. Also Monday, the board: • heard from Webb that the school has been awarded the Indiana High School Athletic Associa-
tion’s School Sportsmanship Award for the 2012-2013 school year. It’s the first time the school has won the award, given annually to a school which displays exemplary sportsmanship qualities in many aspects. The school received a banner to display in its gymnasium. Webb said the school’s Spirit Club was instrumental in the school winning the award. “Our Spirit Club, since it’s been formed, has helped with our students and student-athletes making sure they’re good sports on the court and off,” Webb said.
EATON: Project led to several safety improvements FROM PAGE A1
assembly lines. The project was completed in October. As each step was implemented, production operators, supervisors and engineers responsible for each affected cell worked together to identify other opportunities for improvement. In one area, a new hoist with multi-speed controls was installed that is much easier for workers to operate than the previous system. Visual alerts have been added to trigger inventory replenishment within cells, and material now is delivered to the edge of the various work cells to eliminate forklift traffic within cells. Safety improvements included installing additional guards, bumpers and emergency stop switches. New visual controls identify safety equipment and procedures.
In conjunction with the Material Flow Project, Auburn employees installed high-efficiency lighting and fixtures from Cooper, which Eaton acquired last year. Combined, the new fixtures and sensors save more than 600,000 kilowatthours of electricity per year and provide a brighter work environment. The plant also added a high-efficiency air compressor that reduces electricity and gas consumption by 4.4 percent and 17.2 percent, respectively. “Everyone at Auburn and throughout Eaton is committed to continuous improvement, which is reflected in our Materials Flow Project,” Beam said. “We also are sharing information and lessons learned from the project with Eaton’s clutch facilities in Charlotte, N.C., and San Luis Potosi, Mexico.”
The Auburn plant employs more than 175 people. Eaton said it contributes nearly $200 million annually to Indiana’s economy through taxes, wages and supplier impact. In addition, the Auburn facility and its employees donated $10,750 to local community organizations in 2012. Eaton is a power management company providing energy-efficient solutions that help effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. A global technology leader, Eaton acquired Cooper Industries plc in November 2012. The 2012 revenue of the combined companies was $21.8 billion on a pro forma basis. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. Its website is eaton.com.
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GARRETT — Garrett senior Brandi Dawson sent notice to Churubusco immediately that her numbers from last season were not a fluke. The Railroader probably couldn’t have kicked off her senior campaign any better. Dawson, who led the team in scoring a season ago with more than 17 points per game, made her first six shots in Tuesday night’s season opener and finished with 31 points and 15 rebounds en route to a 69-40 win over the visiting Eagles. “To be honest, it just came naturally (Tuesday night),” Dawson said. “When I looked up at the scoreboard, I just wanted to keep going and score as many as I could. I just went with the flow. “I just felt like that the team was definitely going to work together and we were all excited for this first game. We just knew that we had to do what we had to
do on the court, and we did.” Dawson also chipped in four assists, three blocks and two steals for good measure. For the game, she finished 12 of 21 from the field and 6 of 7 from the free-throw line. She scored 20 of her 31 points in the first half. “It’s been a process since her freshman year. She understands what’s going on,” said Garrett head coach Bob Lapadot. “Every time something went wrong, she just played harder. And that’s a good leader for the rest of our team to see, and they fed off her. We got the crowd into it, and we were able to run and get some other stuff when they concentrated on Brandi.” But Dawson was far from the only contributor. Classmate Kaitlin Wisel scored nine points and also chipped in four assists — all of the latter coming in the first quarter. The two have played together for a number of years now and the rapport they’ve built on the court
Garrett coach Bob Lapadot (right) talks to sophomore Taylor Smith during Tuesday night’s season opener against Churubusco. Smith had nine points and four rebounds in the Railroaders’ 69-40 victory.
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Area Events • TH U R S DAY G I R LS BAS K ETBALL Hamilton at Prairie Heights, 6 p.m. Lakewood Park at Garrett, 6 p.m. West Noble at Northridg e, 6 p.m.
On The Air •
C OLLEG E FO OTBALL Ball St. at N. Illinois, E S P N2, 8 p.m. GOLF P GA Tour of Aust ralasia, Australian Masters, first round, at Cheltenham, Aust ralia, TGC, 9 p.m. M E N’S C OLLEG E BAS K ETBALL Florida St. at UCF, E S P N EWS, 7 p.m. Wright St. at Georgetown, F S1, 7 p.m. N BA BAS K ETBALL New York at Atlant a, E S P N, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at L.A. Clipp ers, E S P N, 1 0:3 0 p.m. N H L HO CK EY Philade lphia at Pittsburgh, N BCS N, 8 p.m. M E N’S SO C CE R World Cup qualif ier, Mexico vs. New Zealand, at Mexico City, E S P N, 3:1 5 p.m.
On This Day •
Nov. 13, 1 9 6 4 — St . Louis Hawks forward Bob Pettit becomes t he first N BA player to score 20,000 points, with 29 in a 123-1 0 6 loss to the Cincinnati Royals. Nov. 13, 1 9 92 — Riddick Bowe wins t he world heavyweight ch ampionship with a unanimous dec ision over Evander Holyfield. Nov. 13, 1 9 93 — No. 2 Notre Dame runs out to a 17-point lead and hangs on to beat t op-ranke d Florida St ate 3 1-24 when Charlie Ward’s desperation pass is knocked down on t he goal line as time expires.
With girls basketball season having started on Tuesday night, now’s as good of time as any to whip around DeKalb County and take a preseason look at the area basketball teams. DEKALB The Barons finished last season with an 11-10 record as coach Nick David enters his seventh season at the helm of the program. David has an embarrassment of riches as the top seven scorers from last year’s team are back, led by 6-foot-3 senior forward/center Hayley Martin (15.8 points, 10.2 rebounds per game in 2012-13). Martin will have plenty of help in aiding a DeKalb team looking for its first sectional title since 2006. Top contributors from last year also returning are 5-8 senior guard/forward Baylee Rinehart (12.7 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 2.1 assists, 1.2 steals per game), 5-10 senior guard/forward Brooke Leins (7.0 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 2.5 apg) and 5-9 junior guard/forward Rachel Ehmke (5.7 ppg, 2.5 rpg). Martin was a KPC Media Group All-Area selection last year. Also in the mix to earn starting varsity spots are 5-8 junior guard/ forward Maddy Fifer (1.5 ppg, 1.0 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.0 spg) and 5-9 senior guard/forward Kendall Kelley (0.9 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.3 spg). Xena Williams (1.6 ppg, 1.5 rpg), a 5-4 senior forward, will miss the entire season after
Girls Basketball Preview •
DeKalb senior Brooke Leins is one of the Barons’ top returning players, averaging 7.0 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game last year.
tearing the medial collateral ligament in her right leg in the fall. DeKalb will also be without Martin’s services for the first six games due to a suspension. Rounding out the varsity roster are a handful of newcomers: 5-5 junior guard Taylor Beachy, 5-11 sophomore forward/center Skyler Ostrowski, 5-9 junior forward Jade Bollett, 5-4 sophomore guard Libbie Koeppe and 5-10 sophomore forward Marisa Robinett. Beachy and Ostrowksi
could be important contributors right away. The Barons will also compete in the Goshen Tournament on Dec. 28, along with Glenn, Tipton and the host Redskins. DeKalb opens the season at Angola Friday night. GARRETT The Railroaders ended last season on a roll, winning 13 of their last 15 regular season games before bowing out of the sectional SEE PREVIEW, PAGE B2
and just be leaders and talk to everybody,” Dawson said.
SEE GARRETT, PAGE B2
Hoosiers avoid LIU upset bid BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Tom Crean and Indiana fans kept shaking their heads Tuesday night. Eventually, Indiana’s players got the message. They spent the second half driving hard to the basket to create open outside shots, and eventually Will Sheehey took advantage. He made back-to-back 3-pointers late in the game, and the Hoosiers survived two potentially winning shots in the final 5 seconds to hold off pesky LIU-Brooklyn 73-72. “I knew Will would make shots at the end because he does it for us every day,” Indiana point guard Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell said. For the Hoosiers (2-0), it was a ragged night. They shot 38 percent from the field and finished 7 of 26 on 3-pointers. They had more turnovers (14) than assists (13). They gave up nine offensive rebounds and at one point missed 16 consecutive 3-pointers. The combination created angst throughout the usually loud and raucous Assembly Hall. Crean, the Hoosiers coach, was as active on the sideline as he was for some of last season’s biggest games when the Hoosiers were ranked or playing the nation’s No. 1 team. Indiana fans repeatedly jumped to their feet in the second half, only to sit down when the game-changing spurt they expected didn’t materialize. And those same fans held their breath both times Blackbirds point guard Jason Brickman came within a whisker of pulling off a stunning upset. His layup with 5 seconds left was too hard and his 3-pointer was on target but fell just short as the buzzer sounded. That’s how close LIU-Brooklyn SEE HOOSIERS, PAGE B2
An overdue introduction from the new guy It only took me seven weeks to sit down and write this introductory column, but hey, better late than never. For most readers of The Star, it has probably been a bit surprising to see someone other than Mark Murdock writing stories about DeKalb County sports. It seems a bit surreal for me, too, trust me. Mark has been the sportswriter here for nearly my entire life and, on a smaller scale, wrote every football story during my own four years playing high school football. And now, after nearly 30 years, Mark has taken a new position within the company and it’s an absolute honor to be the person tabbed to fill Mark’s humongous shoes. On nearly a daily basis, I’m reminded of Mark’s dedication and contributions to the DeKalb County sports scene, and I can only hope to be just as successful. No two writers do things the
same way, so whatever changes do occur in the paper, hopefully they’ll be well-received. I’ll try to fill in my background as best I can. Before getting hired at The Star, I was the sports editor at The Frankfort Times for 5 1/2 years. The dynamics here in DeKalb ‘PHIL’ County aren’t that -OSOPHY different from Clinton County: Phil one big school (DeKalb/Frankfort) Friend and three to four smaller schools (Garrett-Eastside-Lakewood Park-Hamilton/ Clinton CentralClinton Prairie-Rossville). While at The Times, I tried my best to
provide complete coverage for all four schools, and that won’t change for the five schools here. I have no doubts that if I fail in this endeavor, you’ll let me know as quickly as possible. I am a 1998 graduate of DeKalb, and played football for four years. I only started varsity one of those years (1997, current Athletic Director Ron Kock’s final season as head coach) but was a witness — and mostly, a tackling dummy — to some of the best years DeKalb football has ever produced. In a previous life, I was also a junior high football coach, coaching at Wes-Del for two seasons, and at Garrett in 2003 and 2004. That 2003 season, as you’ll recall, was a magical one for the Railroaders as they won a regional title — 10 years ago this week, to be precise. I went to college at Ball State University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in secondary
education in 2003 and a master’s in journalism in 2007. I certainly took the path less taken to get where I am now, but wouldn’t trade it for anything. As I always tell people, at the end of the day it’s hard to complain about a job where you write about sports for a living. If you’re still reading at this point, you’re probably a heavy follower of the local high school sports scene. Be sure to follow me on Twitter @pfriend_kpc. I tweet numerous updates at games I’m in-person for and will post results/ stats on a nightly basis. I’ll also be doing some different social media-type things as well, such as podcasts and regular blog posts on our website at www.kpcnews.com. Thanks for reading, and I’ll see you at the games. Write to Phil at pfriend@ kpcmedia.com and follow him on Twitter @pfriend_kpc.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
PREVIEW: Lakewood, Eastside, Hamilton search for winning years scorers from last season: Suzanne Grimm (17.7 ppg), Rae Faur (13.9 ppg) and with a loss to Angola. Nicole Faur (12.3 ppg). Garrett, 16-7 a year ago, has LP’s top returnee is junior Bob Lapadot at the helm for his third year as it aims for its Natalie Mafera (8.1 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 5.3 apg, 3.1 spg), a first Class 3A sectional title. multi-faceted player. Also The reason for such returning from last year’s optimism in Big Train Country is the return of their varsity rotation is senior Jessica Mafera (3.7 ppg, 3.1 top four leading scores from rpg, 1.3 apg), senior Hannah last year, led by dynamic Priskorn (2.5 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 5-10 senior Brandi Dawson 1.9 blocks per game) and (17.1 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.8 spg), an all-area selection junior Emma Dusseau (1.7 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 1.3 spg). last year. She’s joined two Other expected returnees fellow all-area selections from a year ago in 5-6 senior from last season are sophomore Khrystyna Kaitlin Wisel (9.4 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.5 spg) and 6-0 Thompson (5.3 ppg, 3.3 rpg, sophomore Taylor Smith (9.1 1.6 spg in seven games), senior Ally Sowle (1.4 ppg, ppg, 6.4 rpg). 1.8 rpg), junior Chloe Franks Other players returning (1.0 ppg), senior Mariah from last year’s playing Chaney (1.0 ppg) and junior rotation are 5-5 junior Emily Jamie Budreau. Somers (5.9 ppg, 3.1 rpg, Varsity newcomers 1.7 spg), 5-8 senior Rachel PHIL FRIEND include juniors Lauren Stafford (1.6 ppg, 2.5 rpg), 5-3 sophomore Rachel DePew Rekeweg and Hannah Sutton, Garrett senior Brandi Dawson is the county’s top and sophomore Sara Johnson. returning scorer, averaging 17.1 points per game last (0.5 ppg, 0.5 rpg), 5-8 junior LP opens its season at Lyndsey Gibson and 5-8 season. Garrett Thursday. junior Bailey Sutton. Other 3.3 rpg, 1.7 apg), 5-11 junior head coach. Hamilton must returnees that played varsity a replace its leading scorer and forward Maddy Minehart EASTSIDE season ago include 5-7 senior (3.8 ppg, 4.9 rpg), 5-7 senior rebounder from last season Eastside coach Shane Alaina Creager and 5-8 junior forward Leah Ward (3.7 ppg, in Lindsey Stoy (14.6 ppg, Conwell hopes to improve Amanda Stump. 2.9 rpg) and 5-4 senior guard 9.8 rpg), but return three Also listed on the varsity on last year’s difficult Brianne Crager (2.2 ppg, 2.6 starters in 6-0 senior Lindsey campaign which saw the roster are 6-0 sophomore Upp (9.4 ppg, 7.0 rpg), 6-0 rpg). Other varsity contribBlazers finish with a 1-20 Ally Gottfried and three senior Sanne Van Roessel utors returning include 5-8 record. Their only win last freshmen: 5-9 Drue Bodey, (6.5 ppg, 4.7 rpg) and 5-5 junior guard Vanessa Deck 5-7 Megan Newby and 5-10 year came against Seton senior Taylor Merritt (3.7 Tori Baver. Look for Bodey Catholic, which is not on the (1.8 ppg), 5-4 junior guard Ashley Steffen (0.5 ppg), 5-8 ppg, 3.4 rpg). and Newby to be immediate schedule for this season. Other varsity contribusophomore forward Casey Last year’s team did not contributors. tors returning include 5-6 Whitman and 5-4 junior Garrett opened its season feature a single senior, and sophomore Katelyn Wilson forward Bethany Malcolm. Tuesday against Churubusco that full year of playing (1.3 ppg, 1.6 rpg), 5-10 Varsity newcomers and plays host to Lakewood together could prove to be sophomore Delaney Franke include 5-4 sophomore beneficial in the 2013-14 Park Thursday. (0.9 ppg, 1.9 rpg) and 5-6 forward Maria Christeson, campaign. Brianna Moore, sophomore Maddie Keegan 5-7 freshman guard Emma a 5-4 junior guard, is LAKEWOOD PARK Moughler and 5-4 freshman (1.0 ppg). The Panthers have a new the team’s top returning Varsity newcomers guard Hannah Yoder. scorer (6.1 ppg) while also coach in Pam Chaney, who include 5-6 freshman Megan The Blazers open their averaging 2.7 rpg. Lindsey takes over for the departed Wessner, 5-6 senior Veronica David Robinson. Lakewood Jones matched Moore’s total season at home Saturday Ruiz, 5-10 freshman Emma at 6.1 ppg last year while also against East Noble. Park had its best season Gaff, 5-5 freshman Kirstin leading the team in rebounds in school history last year, Comment and 5-6 freshman HAMILTON (5.7); however, she did not going 16-5 and losing to Leslie Petre. The Marines went 8-14 return for her senior year. Blackhawk Christian in the The Marines open their Also back from last year’s a season ago under Mark sectional. Unfortunately season Thursday at Prairie varsity rotation are 5-7 senior Stiver, who enters his third for the Panthers, they must Heights. season as the program’s guard Kaci Shook (5.4 ppg, replace their top three
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GARRETT: Railroaders led 16-1 in first quarter FROM PAGE B1
Lapadot, while impressed with Dawson’s play, was also pleased to see balance within the rest of the roster. Besides Wisel, sophomore Taylor Smith had nine points and four rebounds, junior Emily Somers hit a pair of 3-pointers for six points, and senior Rachel Stafford had six points and seven rebounds. “That’s what I’m happy about,” Lapadot said. Garrett (1-0) put the game away early, jumping out to a 16-1 lead a little more than halfway through the first quarter thanks to 13 points from Dawson. The Railroaders took a 22-5 lead into the second quarter and later went on a 10-3 run to lead 32-8.
Churubusco (0-1) used a 7-0 run to cut the advantage to 32-15, but Garrett responded with a 10-0 spurt covering the second and third quarters to lead 42-15 with 6:33 left in the third quarter. The spread would get worse. A 9-0 run — backed by six Stafford points — gave the Railroaders a 58-22 later in the period. Garrett’s biggest lead of the night came at 69-30 less than halfway through the fourth quarter following a pair of free throws by Bailey Sutton. Garrett’s defense also did the job, forcing the Eagles into 15 turnovers and 10 of 45 shooting from the field. “That’s what we wanted,” Dawson said. “We knew that we could do it if we played
how we did (Tuesday night). We still have a lot more to practice on and we will get better as the season goes along.” Kate Cooper and Jazlyn Needler led Churubusco with eight points each. Montana Martin, Alisha Farner and Alyssa Anderson all scored six points. JUNIOR VARSITY Garrett 32, Churubusco 22 Sutton led the Railroaders with 10 points and four rebounds. Tori Baver had six points, Kallie Knott tallied five points and five assists, Lyndsey Gibson had five points and three steals, Amanda Stump had four points and Sloane Peterson had four steals.
Garrett 69, Churubusco 40 Garrett Players fg-fga ft-fta tp rb as st Somers g 2-6 0-0 6 2 3 2 Smith f 4-7 1-2 9 4 0 0 DePew g 1-3 0-0 3 1 1 1 Dawson f 12-21 6-7 31 15 4 2 Wisel g 4-6 0-0 9 2 4 0 Bodey 0-3 1-2 1 3 0 0 Stafford 3-5 0-0 6 7 1 1 Newby 1-3 0-2 2 2 0 0 Sutton 0-0 2-4 2 1 0 0 Gibson 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 Stump 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 Baver 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 Gottfried 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 Totals 27-55 10-17 69 37 13 6 Churubusco Players fg-fga ft-fta tp rb as st Yarnelle g 1-2 0-0 2 0 1 1 Cooper f 2-7 3-4 8 3 0 0 Allen f 0-2 0-1 0 1 0 1 Martin g 1-5 4-6 6 2 1 1 Farner f 2-5 2-4 6 6 0 0 Needler 2-13 3-4 8 3 0 1 Brockman 0-4 0-0 0 0 0 0 Anderson 1-5 4-8 6 2 0 1 Huelsenbeck 1-2 2-2 4 5 0 1 Bechtold 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 Totals 10-45 18-29 40 22 2 6 Churubusco 5 10 11 14 - 40 Garrett 22 15 22 10 - 69 Three-point shooting — Garrett 5-14 (Somers 2-5, DePew 1-1, Dawson 1-4, Wisel 1-3, Newby 0-1), Churubusco 2-14 (Cooper 1-4, Martin 0-3, Needler 1-5, Anderson 0-2). Total fouls: Garrett 18, Churubusco 13. Team Rebounds — Garrrett 4, Churubusco 7. Turnovers — Garrett 16, Churubusco 15. Blocked shots — Dawson 3, DePew, Bodey, Martin.
Colts get early start on fixing offense INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck prefers simple solutions. So when he was asked this week about the Colts’ growing propensity for slow starts, he came up with one word: Execution. What has been a seasonlong concern has suddenly emerged as a glaring problem that needs to be fixed — and fast. “It looks lethargic,” coach Chuck Pagano said. “We talk all the time, you don’t win games in the National Football League, you lose them. We’re doing everything possible to put ourselves in these holes. We found out (Sunday) that we put ourselves in one that we couldn’t find the magic to get out of.” Few teams have been as successful in the second half as the Colts (6-3), and few quarterbacks have been as good at rallying a team as Luck whose 10 game-winning drives in the fourth quarter are the most of any player in his first two seasons since the 1970 merger. But Indy doesn’t want to keep putting Luck in such tenuous situations. The obvious solution is better starts. Indy’s numbers are
stunning. Over the past two weeks, the Colts have punted 10 times, had six three-andouts, a blocked field goal, a fumble returned for a touchdown, a punt returned for a touchdown and given up TD passes of 62, 41 and 57 yards in the first half. Not surprisingly, they’ve been outscored 49-3 during that stretch — something that must change Thursday night at Tennessee (4-5). It’s no fluke. Indy has faced first-quarter double-digit deficits against Miami, Seattle and Houston and it took the Rams 15½ minutes to do the same thing in Sunday’s 38-8 blowout. What’s wrong? “Like I said, we’re not the hunters no more. We’re the hunted,” cornerback Vontae Davis said. “So teams are coming out throwing punches at us.” Injuries have hurt, too. Running back Vick Ballard (knee) and tight end Dwayne Allen (hip), both starters, went down with season-ending injuries after Week 1. Left guard Donald Thomas (quad) was lost for the season in Week 2, and Ballard’s replacement, Ahmad Bradshaw, started two games before a neck
injury ended his season in Week 3. Those four injuries were a major blow to Indy’s transformation from a pass-first team to a power-running team. However, the biggest hit came Oct. 20 when Wayne tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Without Wayne, Luck is completing just 54 percent of his passes and while he has thrown for 624 yards, four TDs and three interceptions — numbers more befitting his rookie season than reflecting the progression he’s made in Year 2. The running game, meanwhile, has become stagnant. Indy has run just 28 times for 87 yards the past two weeks as it tried to play catch-up. Even Luck acknowledges it’s been different as his young receivers try to replace Wayne’s Pro Bowl productivity. “There is a bit of an adjustment, but there’s no excuse for not doing things or not getting better and continuing to improve,” Luck said. “Reggie was such a huge part of the offense, still is a huge part of the offense. His leadership, that role he brings. Hopefully, we
don’t miss a beat, but there is a bit of an adjustment.” While Luck and the offense have received most of the blame lately, they’re certainly not alone. Of the 193 points allowed by Indy’s defense this season, 126 came in the first two quarters. But this isn’t about assessing blame, it’s about finding ways to improve. “We dug ourselves in a hole and the quicksand was too fast. We couldn’t pull ourselves out,” defensive end Cory Redding said of Sunday’s game. “Whatever it is, we’ve still got seven games left. We’ve got to continue to keep working, keep striving to fix whatever it may be.” Luck agrees, and he has a pretty good idea of what it will take. “I think there is a lack of execution,” he said. “Offensively, when you’re putting drives together to start off, if you can get a good 10, 12-play drive and get points, I guess that constitutes a fast start. “We’re working at it. That’s why we go out to practice, to get better at what we need to get better at. Guys are excited to get out there and right our wrongs.”
Indiana forward Jeremy Hollowell, right, blocks the shot of LIU Brooklyn guard Jason Brickman in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Bloomington on Tuesday.
HOOSIERS: Freshman Vonleh gets second straight double-double FROM PAGE B1
(1-1) was to beating a Big Ten foe for just the third time in school history. “If we didn’t have the capacity to get better, if we didn’t have the capacity to improve inside the game, if we didn’t have the capacity to understand what the game was giving us, we would have lost by 10 or 12 points,” Crean said. “But as many mistakes as we made, we had enough to get over the top.” Indiana got 17 points from Ferrell. Freshman Noah Vonleh added with 17 points and 11 rebounds, his second straight doubledouble, and the Hoosiers shot 51.6 percent from the field in the second half. They barely avoided losing their first home game to a non-conference foe since falling to Loyola (Md.) in December 2009. And LIU-Brooklyn played well enough to win. Troy Joseph led the Blackbirds with 16 points and six rebounds. E.J. Reed and Gilbert Parga each had 15 points, and Brickman scored 11 points and had 10 assists as he continued his quest to become the fourth player in Division I history with 1,000 career assists. Brickman just couldn’t get those last two shots to go in. “I saw the clock, I saw 1 second and I just tried to get it up,” he said. “It looked good, but it was short.” For most of the night, the Blackbirds dictated the pace in a rare early season contest between defending conference champs. LIU-Brooklyn used a
14-0 first-half run to wipe out Indiana’s 10-4 lead and didn’t trail again until Sheehey made a 15-footer with 17:33 left in the game. Brickman managed to keep LIU-Brooklyn under control, rallying to rebuild a 50-46 lead, neither team led by more than four over the final 13½ minutes. Sheehey finally tied the score for the ninth and last time when he knocked down a 3 with 2:43 to go. He did it again on Indiana’s next possession, giving Indiana a 73-70 lead with 1:57 left. “I felt like more toward the end, we got down and we had more of a will,” Ferrell said. Thirty seconds later, Brickman answered with two free throws to make it 73-72, setting up a wild finish. Indiana had a chance to seal the victory after Brickman missed the layup, but Devin Davis missed the front end of a one-and-one. Brickman then grabbed the rebound and dribbled to the other end of the court, launching a 25-footer that hit nothing but air as the buzzer sounded. “We wanted to get it up the court quick,” Brickman said with a dejected expression. “If they made them both, we were going to take it out real quick and just try to get an open shot. But it just came up short at the end.” Giving Crean, the Hoosiers and their fans one last chance to exhale. “I think we really had to win tonight,” Crean said. “We won, and I thought they played fantastic.”
Northern Illinois, Ball State set to clash DE KALB, Ill. (AP) — Two of the nation’s most productive offenses clash as No. 20 Northern Illinois seeks to extend the nation’s longest current home winning streak Wednesday night. The Huskies (9-0, 5-0 Mid-American West) go for their 25th straight home win against Ball State (9-1, 6-0) at 7 p.m. (CT) at Huskie Stadium. “It’s going to be a big challenge for us,” said Northern Illinois coach Rod Carey. “They’re the best team I’ve seen on film right now going into a game and how they execute their game plan overall. . They have a taste for winning and confidence is an amazing thing.” The winner takes over the MAC West lead and be front-runner for a berth in the Dec. 6 conference championship game. The Cardinals have won seven straight since a 34-27 loss at North Texas on Sept. 14. Quarterback Keith Wenning ranks fourth nationally with 3,164 yards passing and Willie Snead is third in receiving with 74 catches for 1,175 yards. His 12 touchdown receptions are tied
for third in the country. Last season against the Huskies, Wenning threw a school record 71 passes and completed 42 in a 35-23 loss. “Offensively they’re very aggressive,” Northern Illinois defensive lineman Ken Bishop said. “We know they like to throw the ball. They come out and attack expeditiously, so we’re just going to have to make sure we’re prepared.” The Huskies’ pass defense is 107th in the nation. But Northern Illinois compensates with a top 10 offense that has generated 160 points in its last three games, including a season-high 63 points on Nov. 2 at Massachusetts. It’s all led by quarterback Jordan Lynch, who is 164-of258 for 1,871 yards and 19 touchdowns and five interceptions this season. “He’s probably underrated as a passer,” Ball State coach Pete Lembo said. “You get so geared up to stop the run game — the quarterback run game and all the misdirection — that they have some good opportunities to throw it on the perimeter. Their staff is very wise in terms of taking advantage of what the defense is giving them.”
Prep Girls Basketball Attica 65, Frontier 33 Austin 57, Seymour 45 Bethany Christian 39, Jimtown 27 Blackford 39, Bluffton 22 Bloomington South 56, Edgewood 22 Brown Co. 52, S. Decatur 45 Brownsburg 48, Decatur Central 46 Cascade 64, Beech Grove 58 Crawfordsville 55, N. Putnam 29 Eastern (Pekin) 48, Mitchell 45 Ft. Wayne Luers 63, Angola 40 Ft. Wayne South 66, Jay Co. 37 Garrett 69, Churubusco 40 Glenn 72, S. Bend Clay 27 Goshen 42, Lakeland 32 Greenwood 54, Bloomington North 38 Hanover Central 77, River Forest 29 Heritage Christian 72, Indpls Northwest 12 Highland 50, Hammond Noll 43 Indiana Deaf 54, Baptist Academy 52, OT Indpls Park Tudor 33, University 28 Indpls Scecina 65, Indpls Metro 12 Liberty Christian 41, Greenwood Christian 25 Mishawaka 40, NorthWood 31 Monrovia 63, Linton 29 Morgan Twp. 76, Westville 17 New Castle 48, Pendleton Hts. 44 Noblesville 62, Indpls Tech 39 Norwell 71, Ft. Wayne Wayne 40 Princeton 54, Southridge 29 Providence Cristo Rey 43, Traders Point Christian 22 Riverton Parke 52, Sullivan 43 Rochester 52, Twin Lakes 36 S. Putnam 59, Rockville 54, OT S. Spencer 74, Cannelton 45 Salem 45, Crawford Co. 40 Shakamak 57, Washington Catholic 42 Sheridan 56, Speedway 42 Southmont 55, N. Vermillion 42 Southwestern (Jefferson) 52, Switzerland Co. 45 Tri-West 69, Cloverdale 19 Valparaiso 55, Kankakee Valley 52 Washington 61, S. Knox 25 Western 47, W. Lafayette 37 Western Boone 55, Lafayette Jeff 47 Westfield 72, Frankton 21 Whitko 66, Central Noble 44 Zionsville 54, Indpls Attucks 30 Henryville Tip-Off Tournament Pool Play Pool A Clarksville 105, Medora 20 Henryville 68, Indpls Irvington 22 Pool B Christian Academy 40, Madison Shawe 31 Providence 78, Crothersville 47 Terre Haute Tip-Off Tournament First Round Terre Haute North 61, Greencastle 39 W. Vigo 52, S. Vermillion 27 POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS Argos vs. Michigan City Marquette, ppd. LaPorte vs. New Prairie, ppd. to Nov 13. Logansport vs. Lafayette Catholic, ppd.
Men’s College Basketball EAST Albany (NY) 71, NJIT 65 George Washington 108, Maine 81 Hampton 64, St. Peter’s 59 Harvard 79, MIT 37 La Salle 73, Quinnipiac 67 Lehigh 92, Rider 78 Manhattan 71, Columbia 70 Penn 79, Monmouth (NJ) 73 Pittsburgh 75, Fresno St. 54 Robert Morris 90, Lafayette 81 Seton Hill 72, LeMoyne 52 St. Thomas Aquinas 78, Wilmington (Del.) 77 Syracuse 89, Fordham 74 Towson 95, Morgan St. 75 UMass 92, LSU 90 Vermont 77, Siena 66 SOUTH Alcorn St. 87, Mississippi College 61 Anderson (SC) 60, Erskine 55 Berea 96, Crown (Tenn.) 57 Bethel (Tenn.) 114, Williams Baptist 108, 2OT Campbell 73, Appalachian St. 66 Coll. of Charleston 83, Charlotte 82 Cumberlands 85, Hiwassee 48 East Carolina 85, UNC Greensboro 84 FIU 93, Warren Wilson 56 Fayetteville St. 84, Lynchburg 68 Florida Gulf Coast 65, Hartford 51 Furman 75, Gardner-Webb 64 High Point 94, Ferrum 64 Jacksonville 101, Florida College 72 Louisiana-Lafayette 92, McNeese St. 66 Louisville 97, Hofstra 69 Marshall 119, Rio Grande 77 Md.-Eastern Shore 95, Salisbury 55 Morehead St. 71, ETSU 63 Murray St. 97, Brescia 69 New Orleans 81, Millsaps 45 South Florida 91, Bethune-Cookman 65 Tennessee Tech 74, Loyola of Chicago 69 The Citadel 82, Presbyterian 68 Union (Ky.) 80, Milligan 72 VCU 59, Virginia 56 Vanderbilt 86, Georgia St. 80 Virginia Tech 87, West Virginia 82 Wake Forest 98, VMI 71 William & Mary 84, Liberty 72 MIDWEST Ashland 106, Oberlin 66 Baker 83, Kansas Wesleyan 63 Ball St. 73, Taylor 53 Bradley 80, Cent. Michigan 70 Chicago St. 79, Jacksonville St. 75 Cincinnati 68, NC State 57 Culver-Stockton 105, Hannibal-LaGrange 77 Drake 104, Iowa Wesleyan 49 Drexel 78, Illinois St. 70 E. Michigan 95, Concordia (Mich.) 50 Evansville 84, IUPUI 78 Grace (Ind.) 107, Indiana-East 94 Indiana 73, LIU Brooklyn 72 Iowa St. 80, Texas A&M-CC 50 Marquette 114, Grambling St. 71 Michigan 93, SC State 59 Michigan St. 78, Kentucky 74 Midland 82, St. Mary (Neb.) 77 Minnesota 84, Montana 58 Minot St. 77, Dickinson St. 52 Missouri 72, S. Illinois 59 Nebraska 62, W. Illinois 47 Northern St. (SD) 78, Jamestown 73 Ohio Dominican 93, Urbana 91, OT Ohio St. 79, Ohio 69 Wisconsin 59, Florida 53 SOUTHWEST Baylor 66, South Carolina 64 Cent. Arkansas 109, Hendrix 59 George Mason 68, Lamar 54 Longwood 82, TCU 79 Oklahoma St. 93, Utah Valley 40 Stephen F. Austin 64, Texas St. 57 Texas 84, South Alabama 77 Texas-Arlington 88, Samford 75 FAR WEST Arizona St. 90, Miami (Ohio) 54 N. Colorado 98, Colorado Christian 74 San Jose St. 97, Santa Clara 93 UCLA 91, Oakland 60 Utah St. 90, S. Utah 57
College Hoops Summaries INDIANA 73, LIU BROOKLYN 72 LIU BROOKLYN (1-1) Atterberry 3-8 2-3 8, Reed 6-13 2-4 15, Parga 4-7 5-8 15, Martin 1-3 0-0 2, Brickman 3-11 5-6 11, Griggs 0-1 2-2 2, Fleming 0-0 0-0 0, Joseph 5-9 2-2 16, Carter 1-1 0-0 2, Feidanga 0-2 1-2 1. Totals 23-55 19-27 72. INDIANA (2-0) Sheehey 6-18 4-4 19, Vonleh 6-12 5-8 17, Williams 4-9 0-0 9, Ferrell 6-14 2-2 17, Hollowell 3-8 0-0 6, Gordon 0-5 0-0 0, Mosquera-Perea 0-0 0-0 0, Etherington 0-0 0-0 0, Davis 0-2 0-1 0, Robinson 2-3 1-2 5, Fischer 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-71 12-17 73. Halftime—LIU Brooklyn 36-33. 3-Point Goals—LIU Brooklyn 7-21 (Joseph 4-7, Parga 2-2, Reed 1-3, Griggs 0-1, Martin 0-2, Atterberry 0-2, Brickman 0-4), Indiana 7-26 (Ferrell 3-8, Sheehey 3-11, Williams 1-2, Hollowell 0-1, Gordon 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—LIU Brooklyn 35 (Joseph 6), Indiana 48 (Vonleh 11). Assists—LIU Brooklyn 12 (Brickman 10), Indiana 13 (Sheehey 6). Total Fouls—LIU Brooklyn 19, Indiana 22. A—17,096. No. 2 MICHIGAN ST. 78, No. 1 KENTUCKY 74 KENTUCKY (2-1) Young 7-16 2-5 19, Cauley-Stein 2-4 1-3 5, Randle 9-14 9-15 27, Aa. Harrison 1-7 1-2 3, An. Harrison 3-6 4-4 11, Lee 0-0 0-0 0, Poythress 2-6 3-4 7, Hawkins 0-0 0-0 0, Johnson 1-2
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
0-3 2. Totals 25-55 20-36 74. MICHIGAN ST. (2-0) Costello 1-4 0-1 2, Harris 7-14 5-6 20, Payne 5-10 4-5 15, Appling 8-14 4-4 22, Dawson 4-9 0-0 8, Wetzel 0-0 0-0 0, Gauna 2-2 0-1 4, Trice 1-2 0-0 2, Schilling 0-0 0-0 0, Valentine 2-8 0-0 5. Totals 30-63 13-17 78. Halftime—Michigan St. 44-32. 3-Point Goals—Kentucky 4-20 (Young 3-11, An. Harrison 1-1, Randle 0-1, Poythress 0-2, Aa. Harrison 0-5), Michigan St. 5-12 (Appling 2-4, Payne 1-1, Valentine 1-2, Harris 1-4, Trice 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Kentucky 44 (Randle 13), Michigan St. 32 (Dawson 9). Assists—Kentucky 8 (An. Harrison 3), Michigan St. 17 (Appling 8). Total Fouls—Kentucky 19, Michigan St. 27. No. 7 MICHIGAN 93, SC STATE 59 SC STATE (1-2) Hezekiah 5-10 1-2 11, Radovic 1-1 0-2 2, Smith 6-13 2-4 19, Adams 2-10 2-2 6, Myers 0-0 0-0 0, Stephens 0-2 0-0 0, Kirksey 0-5 2-4 2, Mitchell 1-1 2-2 4, Mortimer 1-2 1-1 3, Joint 1-2 0-0 2, Campbell 0-3 0-0 0, Eastmon 0-2 0-0 0, Palmer 2-4 1-2 5, Wright 2-4 0-0 5. Totals 21-59 11-19 59. MICHIGAN (2-0) Robinson III 4-12 4-5 13, Horford 4-8 1-1 9, Walton Jr. 5-10 1-1 12, Stauskas 6-7 6-8 23, LeVert 7-11 4-4 24, Albrecht 0-0 0-0 0, Dakich 0-0 0-0 0, McConnell 0-1 0-0 0, Anlauf 0-0 0-0 0, Lonergan 0-1 0-0 0, Irvin 2-7 0-0 5, Bielfeldt 1-2 0-0 3, Morgan 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 31-61 16-19 93. Halftime—Michigan 59-23. 3-Point Goals—SC State 6-14 (Smith 5-9, Wright 1-2, Stephens 0-1, Adams 0-2), Michigan 15-28 (LeVert 6-7, Stauskas 5-6, Bielfeldt 1-1, Robinson III 1-4, Walton Jr. 1-4, Irvin 1-5, McConnell 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— SC State 30 (Adams, Eastmon, Kirksey 4), Michigan 43 (Horford 15). Assists— SC State 11 (Eastmon 5), Michigan 19 (Stauskas 5). Total Fouls—SC State 13, Michigan 15. A—12,707. No. 10 OHIO ST. 79, OHIO 69 OHIO (1-1) Ndour 4-10 2-4 10, Smith 1-2 1-3 3, Kellogg 8-13 2-2 21, Johnson 2-8 5-5 9, Taylor 8-17 3-3 21, Setty 1-1 0-0 2, Willis 0-1 2-2 2, Hall 0-0 1-2 1, Wilkins 0-0 0-0 0, Campbell 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 24-54 16-21 69. OHIO ST. (2-0) Ross 3-10 2-4 10, Smith Jr. 1-5 6-7 9, A. Williams 3-4 8-10 14, Scott 3-5 1-1 8, Craft 2-6 14-18 18, Loving 1-1 2-2 4, Thompson 4-9 4-6 12, Della Valle 1-4 1-3 4, McDonald 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 18-44 38-51 79. Halftime—Ohio St. 40-28. 3-Point Goals—Ohio 5-17 (Kellogg 3-7, Taylor 2-6, Ndour 0-1, Campbell 0-1, Willis 0-1, Johnson 0-1), Ohio St. 5-18 (Ross 2-5, Scott 1-2, Della Valle 1-3, Smith Jr. 1-5, Thompson 0-3). Fouled Out— Hall, Johnson, Ndour, Setty, Smith. Rebounds—Ohio 33 (Ndour 9), Ohio St. 34 (A. Williams 10). Assists—Ohio 6 (Campbell, Johnson, Ndour, Setty, Taylor, Wilkins 1), Ohio St. 9 (Craft 4). Total Fouls—Ohio 34, Ohio St. 21. A—17,388.
College Football MIAA Standings Team MIAA ALL Albion 5-0 7-2 Hope 4-1 7-2 Kalamazoo 3-2 5-4 Adrian 3-3 6-4 Olivet 2-3 6-3 Trine 1-4 4-5 Alma 0-5 0-9 Last Saturday’s results Trine 47, Olivet 41 (OT) Albion 13, Adrian 0 Kalamazoo 21, Alma 3 Saturday’s games Trine at Alma, 1 p.m. Albion at Hope, 1 p.m. Kalamazoo at Olivet, 1 p.m.
PF 231 292 210 199 234 224 102
PA 246 127 205 111 220 244 320
College Football Summary Saturday Trine 47, Olivet 41 (OT) at Cutler Ath. Complex, Olivet, Mich. Trine 0 20 0 21 6 — 47 Olivet 7 14 7 13 0 — 41 Scoring summary First quarter Olivet — Tyre Alexander 1 run (Jared Gensler kick) 6:01 Second quarter Olivet — Javon Moore 5 run (Gensler kick) 13:09 Trine — Richard Gunn 1 run (Tyler Keck kick) 5:16 Trine — Travis Smith 20 interception return (Keck kick) 4:05 Olivet — J. Moore 6 run (Gensler kick) 1:32 Trine — Anthony Yoder 27 pass from Brandon Rooze (run failed) :07 Third quarter Olivet — Kyle Bryson 10 pass from Braden Black (Gensler kick) :37 Fourth quarter Olivet — Bryson 7 pass from Black (Gensler kick) 11:07 Trine — Frank Vuocolo 2 run (Keck kick) 6:10 Olivet — Bryson 39 pass from Black (kick failed) 11:07 Trine — Vuocolo 3 run (Keck kick) 1:01 Trine — Jared Barton 1 pass from Rooze (Keck kick) :00 Overtime Trine — Vuocolo 4 run Team statistics TU OC First downs 23 24 Rushes-yards 38-137 31-91 Passing (C-A-I) 25-49-0 32-44-2 Passing yards 273 396 Total plays-yards 87-410 75-487 Fumbles-lost 1-0 1-1 Penalties-yards 5-36 8-67 Return yards 151 3 Third-down conv. 6-19 7-14 Fourth-down conv. 5-6 0-1 Sacks-yards lost 1-2 1-5 Punts-Ave. 6-29.8 3-33.7 Time of possession 27:19 32:41 MISSED FIELD GOALS: Keck (TU) 32 (12:00, 3rd). INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING: Trine — Richard Gunn 22-70, Frank Vuocolo 11-60, Austin J. Shoemaker 4-12, Brandon Rooze 1-(minus-5). Olivet — Braden Black 5-24, Tyler Lassic 5-20, Javier Lara 6-20, Javon Moore 2-11, Damorria Lilly 7-10, Chance Nightingale 3-4, Trevor Wyman 1-2, Tyre Alexander 1-1, TEAM 1-(minus-1). PASSING: Trine — Rooze 25-49-0, 273 yds., 2 TD passes. Olivet — Black 32-44-2, 396 yds., 3 TD passes. RECEIVING: Trine — Gage Corner 10-143, Anthony Yoder 4-69, Vuocolo 3-16, Jared Barton 3-8, Gunn 2-21, Zach Hess 1-11, Ryan Hogan 1-11, A.J. Shoemaker 1-(minus-6). Olivet — Kyle Bryson 10-187, Jason Barbosa 8-94, Anthony Skuratovich 6-47, J. Moore 2-22, J.T. Bouwman 1-16, T. Alexander 1-15, Garrett Reid 1-8, Lara 1-5, Thomas Gary-Homes 1-2, Lassic 1-0. Defensive Statistics Trine’s leading tacklers (solos-assists-total): Tyler Guzy 6-5-11, Louis Danesi 4-6-10, Caleb Nitz 4-6-10, Derek Posey 2-4-6. Olivet’s leading tacklers (solos-assists-total): Nate Roberts 7-6-13, Justin Chavis 2-7-9, Trevor Haas 5-1-6, Beau Langs 5-1-6, Trevor Garbow 3-3-6, Andrew Pabst 1-5-6. Tackles for loss: Trine 5 (Charles Dreessen 1.5, Posey 1, Nitz .5, Danesi .5, Jim West .5, Aaron Wolf .5, Tony Miranda .5), Olivet 5 (Justin Madar 2, Chavis 1.5, Roberts .5, Pabst .5, Dylan Hunt .5). Interceptions: Trine 2 (Travis Smith, James Gregory), Olivet none. Pass breakups: Trine 4 (Guzy, Posey, Gregory, T. Smith), Olivet 6 (Langs 3, Haas, Hunt, Dan Wright).
NFL Standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England 7 2 0 .778 234 175 N.Y. Jets 5 4 0 .556 169 231 Miami 4 5 0 .444 193 209 Buffalo 3 7 0 .300 199 259 South W L T Pct PF PA Indianapolis 6 3 0 .667 222 193 Tennessee 4 5 0 .444 200 196 Houston 2 7 0 .222 170 248
1 8 0 .111 115 291 W 6 4 4 3
Cincinnati Cleveland Baltimore Pittsburgh West
L 4 5 5 6
T 0 0 0 0
Pct PF PA .600 234 186 .444 172 197 .444 188 189 .333 179 218
W L T Pct PF PA Kansas City 9 0 0 1.000 215 111 Denver 8 1 0 .889 371 238 San Diego 4 5 0 .444 212 202 Oakland 3 6 0 .333 166 223 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Dallas 5 5 0 .500 274 258 Philadelphia 5 5 0 .500 252 244 N.Y. Giants 3 6 0 .333 165 243 Washington 3 6 0 .333 230 287 South W L T Pct PF PA New Orleans 7 2 0 .778 265 163 Carolina 6 3 0 .667 214 115 Atlanta 2 7 0 .222 186 251 Tampa Bay 1 8 0 .111 146 209 North W L T Pct PF PA Detroit 6 3 0 .667 238 216 Chicago 5 4 0 .556 259 247 Green Bay 5 4 0 .556 245 212 Minnesota 2 7 0 .222 220 279 West W L T Pct PF PA Seattle 9 1 0 .900 265 159 San Francisco 6 3 0 .667 227 155 Arizona 5 4 0 .556 187 198 St. Louis 4 6 0 .400 224 234 Thursday’s Game Minnesota 34, Washington 27 Sunday’s Games Detroit 21, Chicago 19 Philadelphia 27, Green Bay 13 Jacksonville 29, Tennessee 27 Baltimore 20, Cincinnati 17, OT St. Louis 38, Indianapolis 8 Seattle 33, Atlanta 10 N.Y. Giants 24, Oakland 20 Pittsburgh 23, Buffalo 10 Carolina 10, San Francisco 9 Denver 28, San Diego 20 Arizona 27, Houston 24 New Orleans 49, Dallas 17 Open: Cleveland, Kansas City, N.Y. Jets, New England Monday’s Game Tampa Bay 22, Miami 19 Thursday, Nov. 14 Indianapolis at Tennessee, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17 Baltimore at Chicago, 1 p.m. Oakland at Houston, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Detroit at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Arizona at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. San Diego at Miami, 4:05 p.m. Minnesota at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. San Francisco at New Orleans, 4:25 p.m. Green Bay at N.Y. Giants, 4:25 p.m. Kansas City at Denver, 8:30 p.m. Open: Dallas, St. Louis Monday, Nov. 18 New England at Carolina, 8:40 p.m.
NFL Individual Leaders AFC Quarterbacks PManng, Den P. Rivers, SD Roe’erger, Pit Luck, IND Dalton, CIN Locker, TEN Brady, NE AleSmith, KC Tannehill, Mia Schaub, Hou Rushers
Att Com 369 262 324 232 338 218 311 183 383 239 183 111 340 194 315 188 331 202 233 150
Yds 3249 2691 2534 2198 2861 1256 2256 1919 2206 1552
TD Int 33 6 18 7 13 10 14 6 18 13 8 4 13 6 9 4 13 10 8 9
Att Yds Avg LGTD JCharles, KC 170 725 4.26 24 6 FJackson, Buf 129 557 4.32 59 6 ChJohnsn, Ten150 546 3.64 24 2 AFoster, Hou 121 542 4.48 23 1 RyMthws, SD 131 539 4.11 35 2 Moreno, Den 123 521 4.24 25t 8 Ridley, NE 118 514 4.36 23 6 Pryor, OAK 68 504 7.41 93t 2 Spiller, BUF 110 501 4.55 61 1 Grn-Ellis, Cin 140 460 3.29 25 3 Receivers No Yds Avg LGTD Ant. Brown, Pit 67 805 12.0 45 3 A. Green, CIN 65 1013 15.6 82t 6 AndJonsn, Hou 62 850 13.7 62t 5 DeThoms, Den 55 793 14.4 78t 9 Welker, DEN 53 576 10.9 33 9 Woodhd, SD 53 408 7.7 26t 4 A. Gates, SD 52 612 11.8 56t 2 Cameron, Cle 50 600 12.0 53 6 KeWright, Ten 50 580 11.6 45 1 Decker, DEN 49 721 14.7 61 3 Punters No Yds LG Avg Fields, MIA 48 2356 66 49.1 Lechler, HOU 43 2096 65 48.7 M. King, OAK 53 2574 66 48.6 McAfee, IND 41 1909 60 46.6 Ry. Allen, NE 49 2273 65 46.4 Anger, JAX 54 2502 61 46.3 S. Powell, BUF 35 1613 66 46.1 Lanning, CLE 50 2285 59 45.7 B. Colquitt, Den 33 1498 60 45.4 Koch, BAL 58 2597 61 44.8 Punt Returners No Yds Avg LGTD Doss, BAL 22 355 16.1 82t 1 Ant. Brown, Pit 16 219 13.7 50 0 Benjamin, Cle 22 257 11.7 79t 1 Edelman, NE 26 299 11.5 43 0 Holliday, DEN 22 233 10.6 81t 1 McCluster, KC 37 387 10.5 89t 1 Hilton, IND 15 144 9.6 34 0 Kerley, NYJ 12 108 9.0 24 0 Br. Tate, CIN 22 187 8.5 29 0 Reynaud, TEN 18 135 7.5 35 0 Kickoff Returners No Yds Avg LGTD Holliday, DEN 15 482 32.1 105t 1 Q. Demps, KC 14 411 29.4 57 0 K. Martin, Hou 24 631 26.3 49 0 Todman, JAX 15 393 26.2 46 0 Br. Tate, CIN 21 548 26.1 71 0 D. Reed, IND 17 419 24.6 39 0 Thigpen, MIA 20 482 24.1 44 0 F. Jones, PIT 14 332 23.7 42 0 Reynaud, TEN 15 355 23.7 40 0 Blount, NE 15 349 23.3 30 0 Scoring — Touchdowns TD Rsh Rec Ret Pts Moreno, DEN 9 8 1 0 54 De. Thomas, DEN 9 0 9 0 54 Ju. Thomas, DEN 9 0 9 0 54 Welker, DEN 9 0 9 0 54 J. Charles, KAN 8 6 2 0 48 Bernard, CIN 7 4 3 0 42 M. Jones, CIN 7 0 7 0 42 Royal, SND 7 0 7 0 42 Cameron, CLE 6 0 6 0 36 Cotchery, PIT 6 0 6 0 36 Scoring — Kicking PAT FG LG Pts Gostkwski, NE 24-24 22-23 54 90 Folk, NYJ 14-14 23-23 50 83 MPrater, Den 47-47 12-12 53 83 Succop, KC 23-23 18-21 51 77 DCarpentr, Buf 18-18 19-21 55 75 Novak, SD 23-23 17-20 50 74 Suisham, PIT 16-16 19-21 48 73 J. Tucker, Bal 18-18 18-20 51 72 Vinatieri, IND 19-19 17-20 52 70 NFC Quarterbacks Att Com Yds TD Int Brees, NO 363 247 3064 25 7 ARodgrs, GB 251 168 2218 15 4 RWilson, Sea 257 163 2132 17 6 Romo, DAL 370 239 2681 21 6 MStaffrd, Det 373 229 2836 19 7 M. Ryan, ATL 368 248 2614 16 10 SBradfrd, Stl 262 159 1687 14 4 Cutler, CHI 265 167 1908 13 8 CNewtn, Car 271 170 1970 13 8 Rushers Att Yds Avg LGTD LMcCoy, Phl 193 932 4.83 41t 3 MLynch, Sea 191 871 4.56 43 7 AMorris, Was 159 825 5.19 45t 5 APetersn, Min 173 786 4.54 78t 9 Gore, SNF 162 700 4.32 34t 7 Forte, CHI 157 691 4.40 55 7 Lacy, GBY 158 669 4.23 56 4 Re. Bush, Det 133 623 4.68 39 2 DeWillms, Car 135 565 4.19 27t 2 DMurray, Dal 111 548 4.94 41 4 Receivers No Yds Avg LG TD Garcon, Was 61 803 13.2 44 3 BMarshll, Chi 60 786 13.1 44 8 DeJacksn, Phl 54 903 16.7 61t 7 JGraham, NO 54 805 14.9 56t 10 CaJohnsn, Det 53 904 17.1 87 9 DBryant, Dal 52 749 14.4 79 8 Cruz, NYG 50 714 14.3 70t 4 J. Nelson, GB 49 772 15.8 76t 7 Jeffery, CHI 47 735 15.6 58 3 Witten, DAL 47 532 11.3 27 4 Punters No Yds LG Avg A. Lee, SNF 47 2285 62 48.6
S. Martin, DET 41 1972 72 48.1 Bosher, ATL 37 1768 63 47.8 Morstead, NO 31 1428 61 46.1 Nortman, CAR 37 1705 65 46.1 Weat’frd, NYG 50 2294 68 45.9 Hekker, STL 53 2419 63 45.6 Locke, MIN 38 1733 65 45.6 ChrJones, Dal 54 2435 62 45.1 Zastudil, ARI 47 2112 60 44.9 Punt Returners No Yds Avg LGTD Sherels, MIN 12 196 16.3 86t 1 Hyde, GBY 13 200 15.4 93t 1 DwHarris, Dal 16 242 15.1 86t 1 G. Tate, SEA 28 384 13.7 71 0 Page, TAM 18 202 11.2 52 0 Ginn Jr., CAR 15 165 11.0 25 0 T. Austin, STL 30 268 8.9 98t 1 Spurlock, Dat 18 128 7.1 57 0 Sproles, NO 20 142 7.1 28 0 Kickoff Returners No Yds Avg LGTD CPattersn, Min 24 845 35.2 109t 2 DwHarris, Dal 20 645 32.3 90 0 Hester, CHI 29 819 28.2 80 0 DmJohnsn, Phl 17 441 25.9 33 0 Ginn Jr., CAR 13 314 24.2 38 0 Scoring — Touchdowns TD Rsh Rec Ret Pts J. Graham, NO 10 0 10 0 60 APeterson, Min 10 9 1 0 60 CalJohnson, Det 9 0 9 0 54 B. Marshall, Chi 8 0 8 0 50 D. Bryant, DAL 8 0 8 0 48 M. Lynch, SEA 8 7 1 0 48 Forte, CHI 7 7 0 0 44 R. Cooper, PHL 7 0 7 0 42 Ve. Davis, SNF 7 0 7 0 42 Gore, SNF 7 7 0 0 42 Scoring — Kicking PAT FG LG Pts Ha’chka, Sea 27-27 22-23 53 93 Crosby, GB 26-26 21-25 52 89 DBailey, Dal 29-29 17-19 53 80 Hartley, NO 31-31 16-22 55 79 Henery, Phl 28-28 16-21 48 76 Gould, CHI 25-26 16-17 58 73 Zuerlein, Stl 23-23 15-17 48 68 Feely, ARI 17-17 16-17 52 65 Akers, DET 28-28 12-16 53 64 Gano, CAR 25-25 13-14 55 64
NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Philadelphia 4 4 .500 — Boston 4 4 .500 — Toronto 3 5 .375 1 New York 2 4 .333 1 Brooklyn 2 4 .333 1 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 5 3 .625 — Atlanta 4 3 .571 ½ Charlotte 3 4 .429 1½ Orlando 3 5 .375 2 Washington 2 5 .286 2½ Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 8 0 1.000 — Chicago 3 3 .500 4 Cleveland 3 5 .375 5 Milwaukee 2 4 .333 5 Detroit 2 4 .333 5 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 7 1 .875 — Houston 5 3 .625 2 Dallas 5 3 .625 2 New Orleans 3 4 .429 3½ Memphis 3 4 .429 3½ Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 5 1 .833 — Portland 5 2 .714 ½ Minnesota 5 3 .625 1 Denver 2 4 .333 3 Utah 0 8 .000 6 Pacific Division W L Pct GB Phoenix 5 2 .714 — L.A. Clippers 5 3 .625 ½ Golden State 4 3 .571 1 L.A. Lakers 3 5 .375 2½ Sacramento 1 5 .167 3½ Monday’s Games San Antonio 109, Philadelphia 85 Indiana 95, Memphis 79 Atlanta 103, Charlotte 94 Boston 120, Orlando 105 Chicago 96, Cleveland 81 Houston 110, Toronto 104,2OT Denver 100, Utah 81 Portland 109, Detroit 103 L.A. Clippers 109, Minnesota 107 Tuesday’s Games Miami 118, Milwaukee 95 Dallas 105, Washington 95 Detroit at Golden State, late New Orleans at L.A. Lakers, late Wednesday’s Games Milwaukee at Orlando, 7 p.m. Houston at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Toronto at Memphis, 8 p.m. New York at Atlanta, 8 p.m. Washington at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Denver, 9 p.m. New Orleans at Utah, 9 p.m. Phoenix at Portland, 10 p.m. Brooklyn at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Houston at New York, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.
NBA Summary MILWAUKEE (95) Butler 4-15 0-0 10, Middleton 3-9 0-0 7, Pachulia 1-4 1-1 3, Wolters 4-8 1-2 9, Mayo 2-6 0-0 6, Henson 7-10 4-4 18, Knight 0-2 6-6 6, Antetokounmpo 4-8 0-0 11, Neal 6-11 3-4 18, Udoh 2-6 3-4 7, Raduljica 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 33-79 18-21 95. MIAMI (118) James 13-21 3-6 33, Battier 2-6 1-1 6, Bosh 3-9 3-4 10, Chalmers 4-6 6-8 15, Wade 4-7 0-0 8, Lewis 3-3 0-0 7, Andersen 4-6 0-0 8, Beasley 8-12 1-4 19, Cole 3-5 0-1 7, Mason Jr. 0-1 0-0 0, Anthony 1-1 0-0 2, Jones 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 46-79 14-24 118. Milwaukee 23 22 17 33—95 Miami 32 24 28 34—118 3-Point Goals—Milwaukee 11-30 (Antetokounmpo 3-5, Neal 3-7, Mayo 2-3, Butler 2-8, Middleton 1-3, Knight 0-2, Wolters 0-2), Miami 12-23 (James 4-7, Beasley 2-3, Lewis 1-1, Chalmers 1-2, Cole 1-2, Jones 1-2, Bosh 1-2, Battier 1-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Milwaukee 46 (Middleton 7), Miami 46 (Wade 8). Assists— Milwaukee 19 (Knight 6), Miami 29 (Chalmers 7). Total Fouls—Milwaukee 15, Miami 17. Technicals—Mayo. A—19,600 (19,600).
NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 18 13 5 0 26 56 43 Boston 17 11 5 1 23 48 30 Detroit 19 9 5 5 23 47 51 Toronto 17 11 6 0 22 51 40 Montreal 19 9 8 2 20 49 42 Ottawa 18 7 7 4 18 53 56 Florida 19 4 11 4 12 40 66 Buffalo 20 4 15 1 9 36 63 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 17 11 6 0 22 50 40 Washington19 10 8 1 21 61 55 NY Rangers18 9 9 0 18 41 49 Carolina 18 7 7 4 18 34 49 New Jersey 18 6 7 5 17 38 46 NYIslanders19 7 9 3 17 54 61 Philadelphia 17 6 10 1 13 31 44 Columbus 17 6 10 1 13 44 50 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Colorado 17 14 3 0 28 55 30 Chicago 18 12 2 4 28 66 49 St. Louis 16 11 2 3 25 54 37 Minnesota 18 10 4 4 24 48 40 Winnipeg 20 9 9 2 20 53 57 Dallas 17 8 7 2 18 46 52 Nashville 18 8 8 2 18 38 57 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 20 15 4 1 31 68 48 Phoenix 19 13 4 2 28 63 58 San Jose 17 10 2 5 25 63 41 Vancouver 20 11 7 2 24 54 54 Los Ang. 18 11 6 1 23 52 44 Calgary 17 6 9 2 14 47 61 Edmonton 19 4 13 2 10 48 75 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Monday’s Games Boston 3, Tampa Bay 0 Tuesday’s Games Buffalo 3, Los Angeles 2, SO Tampa Bay 2, Montreal 1, SO
Winnipeg 3, Detroit 2, SO N.Y. Islanders 3, Nashville 1 New Jersey 3, N.Y. Rangers 2 Washington 4, Columbus 3, OT Carolina 2, Colorado 1 Philadelphia 5, Ottawa 0 Florida 3, Anaheim 2 Phoenix 3, St. Louis 2, OT San Jose at Calgary, late Wednesday’s Games Toronto at Minnesota, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 8 p.m. Dallas at Edmonton, 10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Columbus at Boston, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Chicago, 8 p.m. Colorado at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Dallas at Calgary, 9 p.m. San Jose at Vancouver, 10 p.m.
NHL Summary Winnipeg 1 0 1 0—3 Detroit 1 0 1 0—2 Winnipeg won shootout 2-1 First Period—1, Winnipeg, Little 11 (Wheeler, Ladd), 7:10. 2, Detroit, Datsyuk 8 (Zetterberg, Kronwall), 14:44 (pp). Second Period—None. Third Period—3, Winnipeg, Bogosian 1 (Jokinen, Kane), 10:47. 4, Detroit, Datsyuk 9 (Franzen, Alfredsson), 13:11 (pp). Overtime—None. Shootout—Winnipeg 2 (Setoguchi G, Ladd G), Detroit 1 (Datsyuk NG, Alfredsson G, Bertuzzi NG). Shots on Goal—Winnipeg 8-9-2-2—21. Detroit 16-10-16-1—43. Goalies—Winnipeg, Pavelec. Detroit, Howard. A—20,066 (20,066). T—2:36.
ECHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W LOLSLPts GF GA Reading 9 6 3 0 0 12 25 17 Wheeling 9 3 5 0 1 7 21 26 Elmira 8 3 5 0 0 6 20 26 North Division GP W LOLSLPts GF GA Cincinnati 8 7 1 0 0 14 36 23 Evansville 8 6 1 0 1 13 24 22 Toledo 10 4 5 1 0 9 28 32 Fort Wayne 9 3 4 0 2 8 25 31 Kalamazoo 7 2 4 0 1 5 20 24 South Division GP W LOLSLPts GF GA SCarolina 11 9 0 1 1 20 39 25 Florida 11 8 1 1 1 18 46 32 Orlando 11 6 4 0 1 13 34 29 Greenville 11 4 7 0 0 8 22 30 Gwinnett 11 3 8 0 0 6 24 35 WESTERN CONFERENCE Mountain Division GP W LOLSLPts GF GA Alaska 11 9 2 0 0 18 44 15 Colorado 9 6 2 1 0 13 30 21 Idaho 9 4 4 0 1 9 25 31 Utah 9 3 4 1 1 8 19 26 Pacific Division GP W LOLSLPts GF GA Ontario 10 5 1 1 3 14 28 25 Stockton 9 6 3 0 0 12 29 21 San Fran. 10 4 5 1 0 9 16 30 Las Vegas 10 3 7 0 0 6 20 32 Bakersfield 10 1 8 0 1 3 14 36 NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Monday’s Games Orlando 4, Toledo 2 Gwinnett 3, Greenville 1 San Francisco 3, Stockton 2 Utah 3, Ontario 2, SO Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled Wednesday’s Games Orlando at Cincinnati, 7:35 p.m. Ontario at Idaho, 9:10 p.m.
Transactions BASEBALL American League OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Named Marcus Jensen minor league roving hitting instructor; Webster Garrison hitting coach for Midland (TL); Ryan Christenson manager and John Wasdin pitching coach for Stockton (Cal); Rick Magnante manager, Jimmy Escalante pitching coach and Lloyd Turner hitting coach of Beloit (MWL); David Newhan manager and Tommy Everidge hitting coach of Vermont (NYP); and Ruben Escalera manager of the Arizona League Athletics. TEXAS RANGERS — Named Bengie Molina first base coach and catching instructor. Promoted Round Rock (PCL) manager Bobby Jones to assistant hitting coach and Kevin Harmon to head trainer. Named trainer Jamie Reed senior director of medical operations. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Announced the retirement of INF Mark DeRosa. Frontier League NORMAL CORNBELTERS —- Signed LHP Jason Boyer and INF Aaron Dudley to contract extensions. WASHINGTON WILD THINGS — Traded 3B Jovan Rosa to Traverse City for RHP Scott Dunn. FOOTBALL National Football League NFL — Suspended Jacksonville LB LaRoy Reynolds four games for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs. BUFFALO BILLS — Signed DE Ikponmwosa Igbinosun to the practice squad. CLEVELAND BROWNS — Re-signed LB Justin Staples to the practice squad. GREEN BAY PACKERS — Placed QB Seneca Wallace on injured reserve. Signed QB Matt Flynn. HOUSTON TEXANS — Released S Ed Reed. Placed RB Arian Foster on injured reserve. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Signed DE Spencer Nealy to the practice squad. TENNESSEE TITANS — Signed WR Devon Wylie from the practice squad. Signed C Kevin Matthews. Re-signed LB Brandon Copeland to the practice squad. Placed QB Jake Locker on injured reserve. Released OL Pat McQuistan. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Signed WR Nick Williams from the practice squad and RB Davin Meggett to the practice squad. Placed RB Chris Thompson on injured reserve. Canadian Football League WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Named Wade Miller president and CEO. HOCKEY National Hockey League ANAHEIM DUCKS — Signed C David Steckel to a one-year contract and assigned him to Norfolk (AHL). Assigned LW Matt Beleskey and G Viktor Fasth to Norfolk on long-term injury conditioning loans. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS — Agreed to terms with F Andrew Shaw on a two-year contract extension. DALLAS STARS — Placed F Ray Whitney on injured reserve, retroactive to Nov. 9. Recalled F Travis Morin from Texas (AHL). PHOENIX COYOTES — Recalled F Chris Brown from Portland (AHL). TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Recalled F J.T. Borwn and D Dmitry Korobov from Syracuse (AHL). American Hockey League AHL — Suspended Worcester RW Matt Pelech two games and Binghamton D Chris Wideman one game for their actions during recent games. PEORIA RIVERMEN — Signed F/D Nick Metcalfe to an SPHL contract. UTICA COMETS — Released F Brayden Irwin from his professional tryout agreement and returned him to Stockton (ECHL). Returned F Mitch Wahl to Idaho (ECHL). ECHL IDAHO STEELHEADS — Traded D Connor Goggin to Orlando for future considerations. SOCCER U.S. SOCCER — Named Tab Ramos youth technical director. Major League Soccer D.C. UNITED — Named Jamie Gustafson director of marketing. COLLEGE NCAA — Granted immediate eligibility to Memphis women’s basketball G Jasbriell Swain. ATLANTIC HOCKEY LEAGUE — Suspended RIT F Brandon Thompson one game.
SPORTS BRIEFS • Chiefs receiver Bowe arrested RIVERSIDE, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe was arrested outside Kansas City over the weekend on charges of speeding and possessing marijuana, throwing his status for a pivotal AFC West showdown against the Denver Broncos into question. Bowe was pulled over for going about 48 mph in a 35 mph zone, police in suburban Riverside said Tuesday. Police said an officer smelled “a strong odor of marijuana from inside of the vehicle,” and asked Bowe and two passengers to get out of the car. Police then used a dog to search for illegal substances and found a bag with Bowe’s wallet and two containers holding what the officer suspected was marijuana. One container held 6.6 grams of the substance, and the other had 3.8 grams, or about one-third of an ounce in all. Bowe was cited for speeding and possession of a controlled substance, police said. He posted $750 bond and is scheduled to appear in Riverside court on Dec. 18. Chiefs spokesman Ted Crews said the team was aware of the situation but declined further comment. Bowe’s agent, Todd France, did not return a message seeking comment. It’s unclear whether Bowe will be available for Sunday’s game. While penalties have varied, Commissioner Roger Goodell historically has suspended players one game without pay and fined them an additional game check for possession of marijuana, once the case is finalized.
13 baseball free agents turn down qualifying offers ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Baseball’s annual gathering of general managers began Monday when $14.1 million qualifying offers were turned down by all 13 free agents who received them from their former teams, a group that included Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Napoli and Stephen Drew of the World Series champion Boston Red Sox. Three New York Yankees also said no thanks: Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson and Hiroki Kuroda. The others turning down the offers were Atlanta’s Brian McCann, Cincinnati’s Shin-Soo Choo, Cleveland’s Ubaldo Jimenez, Kansas City’s Ervin Santana, St. Louis’ Carlos Beltran, Seattle’s Kendrys Morales and Texas’ Nelson Cruz. “I don’t think it’s that particularly surprising that all the offers were turned down across baseball,” Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said. New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson interpreted the turndowns as an indicator a bull market is possible. “That ought to tell you a little bit about their expectations,” he said. If a player who turned down the offer signs with a new team, his former club would receive an extra amateur draft pick at the end of the first round next June. All 22 players given qualifying offers have said no during two offseasons under the new system.
Byrd, Phillies close in on deal ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Marlon Byrd and the Philadelphia Phillies closed in Tuesday on a $16 million, two-year contract, a deal that would come less than a year after he was playing in Mexico’s winter league. A person familiar with the negotiations said Tuesday an agreement could be put in place soon. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no statements were authorized. A 36-year-old outfielder, Byrd hit a career-high 24 homers for the New York Mets and Pittsburgh, which acquired him on Aug. 27. He batted .364 with one homer and five RBIs in six postseason games after hitting .291 during the season with 88 RBIs, one short of his career best. Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. declined comment. “If you don’t want to give up your first-round pick, Marlon Byrd is arguably the best available outfield bat,” Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said. “We feared he was out of our price range immediately. We stayed engaged in the process, and Marlon and his agents talked about wanting to come back to Pittsburgh. He loved his time there. The environment and playing for a winner and playing in front of that fan base was something that really intrigued him.” A career .280 hitter with 106 homers and 533 RBIs, Byrd was released by Boston in June 2012, then given a 50-game suspension 11 days later following a positive test for Tamoxifen, which can reduce side effects of steroid use and increase testosterone.
Valparaiso lets Carlson go VALPARAISO (AP) — Valparaiso football coach Dale Carlson was fired on Sunday, a day after the Crusaders lost 72-12 to Butler. Athletic director Mark LaBarbera announced the move Sunday in a news release. Carlson was in his fourth season leading the Valpo program and departs with a 3-40 record. The Crusaders are 1-9 and 1-6 in the Pioneer League. Carlson was the first football coach at Ohio Dominican and Tri-State universities. Tri-State is now called Trine University. He led the Thunder to 47 wins and two NAIA playoff appearances from 1994 to 2002. Assistant head coach Mike Gravier will serve as interim coach for Valpo’s season finale at home against Dayton on Saturday.
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My new Internet friend I have made a new Internet friend. His name is Mailer Daemon. Faithful readers will remember this is not my first technological friend. I have a friend named Dave who calls me incessantly to remind me when my medicine is ready to be picked up. I talk to Dave more frequently than anyone else in my life (which is a sad commentary on both my social life and the amount of sustainable medications I require to remain afloat). MATT Anyway, every morning for the last couple of GETTS weeks I wake to find that Mailer Daemon (plain old “Daemon” to his friends) has written me a multitude of emails. All of them, at least so far, have been to tell me that emails I have sent to various people from my account were not able to be sent because the address I sent them to did not exist. Over the last six or In an effort to express seven days, there have my appreciation for been maybe a hundred such his heart-felt sentiment corresponregarding my emails dences. and their lack of And to my knowledge, delivery, I decided to I haven’t email him back. knowingly sent any of these emails in the first place. None of the addresses in these emails is in my address book. So one of two things is happening. The first option is that in my sleep I am sending emails to random people. I would not discount this option offhand. My mind, uh, isn’t what it used to be. At least I don’t think it is. The second option is that somebody has hijacked my email account and is now sending spam emails or viruses from me. This is not good. On the bright side, this is not happening behind my back. My good friend Daemon is continuously letting me know this is happening. I appreciate his concern for my well-being. The messages from Daemon are consistent: “I’m afraid I wasn’t able to deliver your message to the following addresses. This is a permanent error; I’ve given up. Sorry it didn’t work out.” What a great guy. His talk of fear and his apologetic nature bespeak a man in touch with his feelings. In an effort to express my appreciation for his heart-felt sentiment regarding my emails and their lack of delivery, I decided to email him back. I wrote (quite eloquently if I do say so myself): “I did not send this.” Obviously, I want to impress my new friend. I didn’t want Daemon to think I send so many emails to people who don’t get them. The cold, calculated response I got back: “Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently …” Sigh. Just like my friend Dave. After the first 20 or so times Dave called to tell me my funny-writing medicine was ready, I quit trying to strike up a conversation with him. He never told me how his family was or how work was going. Dave is a guy big on personal privacy. I like that in a friend. I may email Daemon and give him Dave’s phone number. I really think they’d hit it off.
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Letters to The Editor • Let the people decide on same-sex marriage To the editor: Referencing David Powers’ letter Nov 10. Mr. Powers, in your article I kept reading “me-me-me.” Not once did I read about how the constituents want Mr. Smaltz to vote on HJR6. This is why I didn’t vote for you, you don’t seem to care what the district people desire, this seems to be about what you believe, what you want and if someone differs, they don’t belong. I appreciate that Mr. Smaltz has not decided an opinion yet, or at least vocalized it. He isn’t voting on this as an individual, he is supposed to be voting as an elected official, for the people he represents. I want him to fully understand the bill before voting, to ask his constituents what they think before deciding how to vote, and a referendum is the best choice in my opinion. Let the people decide, isn’t that the most basic of conservative principles? It was your statement, “Especially since the very definition of marriage as between one man and one woman provides not only for the structure of family and children but also speaks to the very foundation of a free society” that really made me pay attention. The very foundation of our free society is now based upon one woman and one man being married? Not a foundation of personal rights, not a foundation of equal rights, not even a foundation of law, only a marriage between a man and a woman. Allowing same-sex marriage is going to result in a “non free” society and all my individual rights will cease? Your definition of marriage provides for the ONLY structure of family? The years that I raised my children as a single parent, we were not a structured family? I will never understand why so many conservatives fear change except you fear others not being controlled. Irony, conservatism is supposed to be about individual choices, individual rights … or is it only conservatism when they agree with your thoughts?
Society is changing, you can be part of the change, or be left behind. I hope Hoosiers are willing to put fear aside and consider what examples we have become for our youth, the ones seeking the change. I would like if our youth would speak out on this topic instead of just the elder generations. Dave Rodecap Auburn
Voters prefer campaigns based on issues, policies, not negativity To the editor: I would like respond to David Powers’ remarks in the letter published on Sunday Nov. 10. The DeKalb County Republican Party’s goals are to provide the people of DeKalb County with quality conservative candidates for elected offices. Our mantra is “Promoting the highest possible standards in public service.” Mr. Powers’ letter attacking a respected elected official and the county Republican Party in the manner and tone he used is disturbing and does not reflect the high standards our party expects, especially from one who desires to hold public office. Mr. Powers references “the Republican godfathers” and “establishment Republican kingmakers of the Republican Party.” The DeKalb County Republican Party welcomes all Republican candidates and does not endorse any particular candidate during a primary. The people of DeKalb County and voters of House District 52, not “the godfathers” or “kingmakers,” chose Ben Smaltz in the primary with 66 percent of the vote in a four-way race. (Mr. Powers garnered second place with 17 percent.) Should Mr. Powers choose again to enter his name as a candidate, I would like to remind him, and any other candidate, that the voters of DeKalb County would prefer a campaign based on issues, policies and what the candidate
has to offer instead of negativity, personal attacks and one based on the tone in which he prefers to write. We prefer and expect candidates who also believe in higher standards. Thank you. Brad McDaniel Chairman, DeKalb County Republican Party
Voters will smile when voting for Smaltz in next election To the editor: I recently read the latest attack on Ben Smaltz by Mr. David Powers and have had enough. Mr. Powers is great at a few things. He likes to attack without substance, he likes to offer no solutions to the issues that hamper the state, and he is what he called Mr. Smaltz, a coward. I attended the counting of the ballots and was there when it was confirmed that Mr. Smaltz won the election by a amazingly large margin over Mr. Powers. I also noticed that Mr. Powers hightailed it to the door without even doing what a man of his claimed stature would do, that is congratulate Mr. Smaltz. That is the definition of a coward. I have talked to Mr. Smaltz on countless occasions. He takes the time, and he delivers the answers. He is not without a plan like Mr. Powers. Mr. Smaltz answers questions. He knows what Auburn and District 52 need. These are the type of politicians this country needs. People with a plan, and the ability to execute the plan. Not someone that is living by his past failures. I’m proud that Mr. Smaltz doesn’t define what Mr. Powers is. A typical politician. A politician that likes to attack then hide behind the disingenuous print of his disdain. Auburn has proved that it is better than what Mr. Powers can deliver and they proved it in the last election. I know that my peers will be smiling when they vote for Mr. Smaltz in the next election. They see through the charade of reality that Mr. Powers is living in. Glen Bailey Leo
Farm Bill threatens citizens’ right to know BY PATRICE MCDERMOTT
Families who live near or share waterways with large corporate farms or concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) have a critical need to know some basic facts about these operations. The public’s right to this information, however, could be stripped away by the Farm Bill under debate in Congress. Negotiators from the House and Senate are meeting to try to develop a compromise between the House-passed version of the Farm Bill and what was passed by the Senate. Among the differences between the bills, the House’s version includes language that unnecessarily cuts off public access to basic information about livestock and agricultural operations. We understand that the House’s intent is to make sure that the government does not release farmers’ personal information. But, there are two major problems with the way that the House’s approach to this: one, the language ignores that the law already includes strong protections for personal privacy; and two, the language is so broad that it wraps up information about corporate farms with small farm operations. Earlier this year the Environmental
Protection Agency released the information of around 80,000 livestock operations across the country to environmental groups. After hearing from affected farmers and members of Congress, the EPA determined that it improperly released personal information. The EPA asked that the requesters return the information and the requesters complied, agreeing to return the original documents and destroy all copies of the information in their possession. In other words, the EPA determined that existing protections for personal privacy should have prevented them from releasing this information in the first place. Beyond being an over-reaction to the controversy surrounding the EPA’s actions, the House’s language sets a terrible precedent for extending the Freedom of Information Act’s personal privacy protections to corporations. The House’s failure to define “owners” or “operators” means that the EPA will be required to deny members of the public access to not only small family operations but to large corporate operations as well. In a recent Supreme Court case, FEC vs. ATT, the Court ruled that Congress never intended for corporations to enjoy such protections under the FOIA. To extend these
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The House’s language … completely cuts off access to information that people might need to protect the health and safety of their family and the broader community.
• rights to corporations would allow them to abuse personal privacy to escape public oversight and corporate responsibility. FOIA is built on the premise that the public has a right to government records, particularly if there is a public interest in the information. The House’s language eviscerates the law’s promise of transparency by completely cutting off access to information that people might need to protect the health and safety of their family and the broader community. House and Senate negotiators must not allow this harmful secrecy provision to become law. PATRICE MCDERMOTT is executive director of OpenTheGovernment.org and author of “Who Needs to Know? The State of Public Access to Federal Government Information.”
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
Thanksgiving becoming new Black Friday
Putin promises to increase military help to Vietnam HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that his country will expand its military supplies to Vietnam, as he held talks with his Vietnamese counterpart to boost ties between the former ideological allies. Military and energy cooperation topped the agenda during the talks between Putin and Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang. “We have had specific discussions on military cooperation,” Putin, who was on a one-day visit, told reporters via a translator in a joint press briefing in Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital. “We plan to expand the supplies of Russian military products to Vietnam.” Russia remains the main supplier of military hardware to Vietnam, and plans are being worked out to produce some military equipment in the Southeast Asian country with assistance from Russian companies. Last week, Russia handed over the first of six diesel-electric Kilo Class submarines in a deal signed in 2009. The two presidents witnessed the signing of more than a dozen agreements covering military, oil and gas, education and health care cooperation.
American Airlines, US airways will be allowed to merge WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says it has reached an agreement to allow American Airlines and US Airways to merge, creating the world’s biggest airline. The agreement requires the airlines to scale back the size of the merger at Washington’s Reagan National Airport and in other big cities. In August, the government sued to block the merger, saying it would restrict competition and drive up prices for consumers on hundreds of routes around the country. The airlines have said their deal would increase competition by creating another big competitor to United Airlines and Delta Air Lines, which grew through recent mergers. The settlement reached Tuesday would require approval by a federal judge in Washington and eliminate the need for a trial that had been set to begin Nov. 25. It would require American and US Airways to give up takeoff and landing rights or slots at Reagan National and New York’s LaGuardia Airport and gates at airports in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas and Miami to low-cost carriers.
Pianist in Spain may be prosecuted for practicing MADRID (AP) — To most people, noise pollution is a jet engine roaring over their head. For one Spanish woman, it was a neighbor playing the piano more softly than a spoken conversation. The woman has taken her neighbors in the apartment below — a 27-year-old pianist and her parents — to court. Now prosecutors want to send all three to jail for over seven years on charges of psychological damage and noise pollution. Neighbors often complain about street and bar noise in Spain, but prosecutors seeking jail time for someone practicing the piano is unheard of — especially since that musician is now a professional concert pianist. At the trial in the northeastern city of Gerona, Sonia Bosom claimed she suffered noise pollution from 2003 to 2007 due to the five-days-a-week, eight-hour practice sessions of Laia Martin, who lived below her in the northeastern town of Puigcerda.
Antony Wood, executive director of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat announces Tuesday that New York City’s One World Trade Center, right, will become the tallest building in the United States upon completion,
dethroning Chicago’s Willis Tower. The Height Committee of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat said the needle atop the skyscraper is not an antenna but a spire, and thus is a permanent part of the building.
New World Trade Center to become nation’s tallest CHICAGO (AP) — The new World Trade Center tower in New York will replace Chicago’s Willis Tower as the nation’s tallest building when it is completed next year, an international panel of architects announced Tuesday. The Height Committee of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat said that because the needle atop the New York skyscraper is a permanent spire and not an antenna it can be counted when measuring the structure’s height. The needle, measuring 408 feet tall, was more than enough to confirm Chicago is the Second City when it comes to tall buildings. With the needle, 1 World Trade Center is a symbolically important 1,776 feet tall. Without it, the building would have been only 1,368 feet tall — well short of the
1,451-foot Willis Tower. At stake was more than just the pride of two cities that feast on superlatives and the tourist dollars that might follow: 1 World Trade Center, with its beacon on top will stand as a monument to those killed in the 9/11 attacks, and its architects had sought to capture the echo of America’s founding year in the structure’s height. Not only that, but the building’s height without the needle also holds symbolism because at 1,368 feet it is the height of the original World Trade Center. Antony Wood, the council’s executive director, said the needle is particularly important as a “structural and symbolic element.” Further, he said, the decision to put the spire atop the building was part of a ‘quest” to build a permanent
reminder of what the nation went through. “This was not an economic quest for bragging rights to the U.S.’s tallest,’ he said. “This was a quest to put something meaningful and symbolic on that site because of the horrible history of what happened on that site.” He said the antennae on top of the Willis Tower help to make the committee’s point about permanence, explaining that when the building went up there were no antennae, and that the original antennae have been replaced with taller ones. Wood also made another point that, though not a factor on the committee’s decision, is significant: that the Willis Tower will continue to be an attraction for years just like the Empire State Building is decades after it, too, was eclipsed by taller buildings.
NEW YORK (AP) — Last Thanksgiving Day, Kimberly Mudge Via’s mother, sister and nieces left in the middle of their meals to head for the mall. Now, Via says she’ll never host Thanksgiving dinner for her relatives again. “They barely finished,” says the 28-year-old who lives in Boone, N.C. “They thanked me and left their plates on the counter.” That scene could become more common in homes across the country. Black Friday shopping, the annual rite of passage on the day after Thanksgiving, continues to creep further into the holiday as more stores open their doors a day early. It’s a break with tradition. Black Friday, which typically is the year’s biggest shopping day, for a decade has been considered the official start to the busy holiday buying season. Stores open in the wee hours of the morning with special deals called doorbusters and stay open late into the evening. Meanwhile, Thanksgiving and Christmas remained the only two days a year that stores were closed. Now Thanksgiving is slowly becoming just another shopping day. Over the past few years, major retailers, including Target and Toys R Us, slowly have pushed opening times into Thanksgiving night to one-up each other and compete for holiday dollars. Some initially resisted, saying that they wanted their employees to be able to spend time with their families. This year, more than a
dozen major retailers are opening on Thanksgiving, including a handful like Macy’s, J.C. Penney and Staples that are doing it for the first time. The Gap, which operates its Old Navy, Gap and Banana Republic, is opening half of its stores on Thanksgiving morning. Retailers say they’re just doing what shoppers want. And they know that opening earlier gives them a chance to be the first to grab shoppers’ dollars. That’s an important opportunity for chains, which can make up to 40 percent of their annual revenue during the last two months of the year. But so far, it’s unclear whether opening on Thanksgiving boosts retailers’ top line or simply pushes forward sales from Friday. Last year, it was the latter: Sales on Thanksgiving were $810 million last year, an increase of 55 percent from the previous year as more stores opened on the holiday, according to Chicago research firm ShopperTrak. But business dropped 1.8 percent to $11.2 billion on Black Friday, though it still was the biggest shopping day last year. That day accounted for about 4.3 percent of holiday sales last year. “Customers clearly showed that they wanted to be out shopping much earlier on Thanksgiving,” Amy von Walter, a spokeswoman for Best Buy, which moved up its opening this year to 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving from midnight on Black Friday in 2012. “Our plan this holiday is a direct result of that feedback.”
Kidnappings now commonplace in Lebanon BEIRUT (AP) — For nearly three weeks, kidnappers held Lebanese pharmacist Wissam Khatib, threatening to kill him and his children if his family didn’t pay a ransom of tens of thousands of dollars. During his captivity, Khatib — often shackled and blindfolded — went through depression, terror, pain. But, he says, the trauma was not a surprise. A well-to-do pharmacist in the eastern Lebanese city of Zahleh, the 40-yearold Khatib knew he was a target. He had escaped one kidnapping attempt in August, when he saw masked gunmen approaching his pharmacy and fled before they saw him. He expected them to return, knowing that Lebanon’s weak security forces couldn’t help him. “The state knew, security forces knew, but they didn’t help me at all,” Khatib told The Associated Press. Hostage-taking of wealthy businessmen in Lebanon has risen more
than seven-fold in an unlikely knock-on effect from Syria’s civil war. Security officials say gangs who once made their money smuggling fuel and contraband through the porous Syria-Lebanon border have watched their trade wither because of the violence, so they are turning to kidnapping to make a profit. Lebanon is suffering multiple woes from the war next door. The tiny country, with a population of 4.5 million, has been flooded with an estimated 1 million Syrians fleeing the conflict. Also, tensions between its Sunni and Shiite communities have spiked, sometimes exploding into deadly clashes, mirroring the sectarian hatreds in Syria, where Sunnis largely support the rebellion, and Shiites and the Alawite sect — an offshoot of Shiism — back President Bashar Assad. In the latest violence, a Sunni sheik, Saad El-Deen Ghieh, was shot to death in his car Tuesday by gunmen in the northern city of Tripoli, scene of frequent
Peace talks in peril JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s Housing Ministry said Tuesday it has launched plans for potential construction of thousands of new homes the West Bank, including development of a contentious area outside of Jerusalem, prompting a Palestinian threat to walk out of Mideast peace talks. It was the latest blow to the U.S.-brokered peace talks, which have made no visible progress since they were launched over the summer and have become deadlocked amid disputes over Israeli settlement construction. U.S. officials said they were blindsided
by the Israeli announcement and demanded an explanation. Saeb Erekat, the chief Palestinian negotiator, said he had called the United States, Russia, the European Union, the United Nations and the Arab League to voice his objections. “I informed them that if Israel implements this decision, then this means the end of the negotiations and the end of the peace process,” Erekat said. The Palestinians claim the West Bank, east Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, territories captured by Israel in 1967, for an independent state.
A Lebanese released hostage, pharmacist Wissam Khatib, looks for medicine on a shelf at his pharmacy in Zahleh town, in the Bekaa valley, east Lebanon.
clashes between Sunnis and Alawites in connection with Syria’s war. In contrast, the kidnap-
Lebanon has seen a dramatic spike in kidnappings in an unusual knock-on effect from the civil war in neighboring Syria.
ping wave — a more indirect repercussion — illustrates the multiple, unexpected ways that
Lebanon, with its fragile hold on security, is vulnerable to the turmoil across the border.
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Expressing gratitude never goes out of style DEAR ABBY: With the holidays approaching, a reminder is in order. People: Don’t forget those thank-you notes! I don’t mean an email, but a REAL, honest-to-gosh thank-you note sent through the mail with postage. My mother always told me that a gift is not truly yours until a proper thank you has been sent. She said it “completed the transfer.” I was not allowed to play with the item or use it until that note was written. This is especially true for young people today, who seemingly were not taught this in school or by their parents. Very young children can draw a picture, and the parent can add a line to say it was drawn to express thanks. As the child matures, he/she can use his/ her own words of gratitude. I can’t tell you how many parents comment on the absence of this display of etiquette. Good manners
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sent. Some of the writers say they are so hurt and offended that they will stop giving gifts because they were left hanging, wondering if their gift was ever received. The problem may be that many parents no longer insist their children practice this courtesy, so the kids never learn how to do it. Chief among the reasons that thank-you notes aren’t sent is that many people don’t know what to say. They think the note has to be a long, flowery composition when, in fact, short and to the point is more effective. Keeping a notepad handy when opening gifts and immediately taking a moment to jot down the first thought that comes to mind is helpful. (Example: Do you like the color? The style? Is it something you had been looking for and couldn’t find? Is it a special homemade treat? Mmmm.) WRITE IT DOWN.
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DEAR DOCTOR K: What is the best way to get rid of warts? DEAR READER: Getting rid of warts can be a challenge. Fortunately, the more effective treatments are the simplest. Warts occur when skin cells grow faster than normal because they are infected with the human papillomavirus (HPV). Warts aren’t highly contagious, but they can spread from person to person by direct contact, mainly through breaks in the skin. Warts on one part of the body can also spread to other areas. Warts are generally harmless and often disappear on their own over time. As I write this column, I’m watching a wart on my foot get smaller with no treatment and hoping it will just disappear. So “watchful waiting” is definitely an option for new warts.
are never out of date. They are noticed and appreciated. From time to time I have seen you mention your booklet on “How to Write Letters.” If it includes a section on thank-you notes, I’m sure it would be helpful DEAR to a lot of in ABBY people the next two months. — ELINOR IN Jeanne Phillips SURPRISE, ARIZ. DEAR ELINOR: The booklet does. Not a day goes by that I don’t receive letters and emails from readers who are upset enough to write because they haven’t received a thank-you note for a birthday, graduation, wedding or holiday gift they
(cryotherapy), a clinician swabs or sprays liquid nitrogen onto the wart. The extreme cold burns the skin, causing pain, redness and usually a blister. Getting rid of the wart can take three or four treatments, although it’s sometimes successful with just one. • Various other solutions that “kill” warts can be applied by the doctor. They all have strange names: imiquimod, cantharidin, tretinoin, 5-fluorouracil. Don’t try to pronounce them — that’s one of the things you pay your doctor to do. Warts that don’t respond to standard therapies may need treatment with prescription drugs or with a “zapping and cutting” procedure done under local anesthesia. DR. KOMAROFF is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. His website is AskDoctorK.com.
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Medicaid rare overhaul success GOP poised to WASHINGTON (AP) â€” The ugly duckling of government health care programs has turned into a rare early success story for President Barack Obamaâ€™s technologically challenged health overhaul. Often criticized for byzantine rules and skimpy payments, Medicaid has signed up 444,000 people in 10 states in the six weeks since open enrollment began, according to Avalere Health, a market analysis firm. Twenty-five states are expanding their Medicaid programs, but data for all of them was not available. Meanwhile, private plans offered through troublesome online markets are expected to have enrolled a far smaller number of people. The Obama administration plans to release October enrollment statistics this week, but publicly available figures already provide a contrast between a robust start for Medicaid expansion and lukewarm early signups for new, government-subsidized private plans offered separately under the law. â€œMedicaid is exceeding expectations in most places,â€? said Dan Mendelson, Avalereâ€™s president. â€œIt is definitely a bright picture in states that have chosen to expand.â€? A big reason for the disparity: In 36 states, the new private plans are being offered through a malfunctioning federal website that continues to confound potential customers. And state-run websites have not been uniformly glitch-free. Obamaâ€™s health care law melded two approaches to advance its goal of broader insurance coverage. Middleclass people with no access to job-based coverage are
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offered subsidized private plans, while low-income people are steered to an expanded version of Medicaid in states accepting it. Starting Jan. 1, the law expands Medicaid eligibility to those with incomes up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level â€” $15,856 for an individual or $32,499 for a family of four. The Supreme Court gave states the right to opt out of the expansion, which is fully financed by Washington for the first three years, gradually phasing down to a 90 percent federal share. At present, 25 states and the District of Columbia have accepted the Medicaid expansion, which is strongly
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supported by state hospital associations, medical groups and advocates for the poor. Its main beneficiaries are expected to be low-income adults with no children living at home. The White House is promoting the expansion. In a visit to Louisiana last week, Obama chided Republican leaders in the states who have turned thumbs down so far. In the audience was GOP Gov. Bobby Jindal, who was not swayed. If the expansion is seen as a success, that could motivate supporters in states like Virginia, which just elected Democrat Terry McAuliffe to replace a GOP governor reluctant to widen the scope of government.
Another key state is Florida, where GOP Gov. Rick Scott abandoned expansion efforts after hitting stiff opposition in the legislature. An estimated 1.3 million Floridians could qualify. Avalereâ€™s statistic of at least 444,000 new Medicaid enrollees comes from 10 of the 25 states that accepted the expansion, so it only represents a partial count. Those numbers may also include some individuals eligible for Medicaid under current rules. In Colorado, Medicaid applications in October were six to nine times what they were the month before, said Sue Birch, who heads the stateâ€™s Department of Health Care Policy and Financing.
WASHINGTON (AP) â€” Republicans seemed ready to block another of President Barack Obamaâ€™s picks for one of the nationâ€™s top courts on Tuesday, the latest skirmish in a nominations battle that has intensified partisan tensions in the Senate. Senators planned to vote on Obamaâ€™s selection of Georgetown University law professor Cornelia Pillard to fill one of three vacancies on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Majority Democrats were expected to fall short of the 60 votes needed to overcome a GOP procedural blockade against Pillardâ€™s nomination. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., called the vote on Pillard â€œa political exercise designed to distract the American people from the mess that is Obamacare,â€? a reference to the 2010 health care law that is getting off to a troubled start. White House spokesman Jay Carney said Republicans were making â€œcynical arguments in an effort to maintain an ideological edgeâ€? among judges on the D.C. circuit. The D.C. circuitâ€™s eight current judges are evenly divided between those appointed by Democratic and Republican presidents. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said the GOP was blocking approval
of â€œyet another talented female jurist.â€? Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, called that argument â€œoffensive,â€? adding that Democratsâ€™ â€œlast line of defense is to accuse Republicans of opposing nominees based upon gender or race.â€? Democrats have been threatening that if Republicans continue derailing Obamaâ€™s nominations, they might unilaterally rewrite Senate rules to make it harder for the chamberâ€™s minority party to do that. It is unclear that Democrats have enough votes to do so, with some senior lawmakers warning that the change would boomerang against them should the GOP recapture the Senate majority and the White House. The D.C. circuit court is generally considered second in clout only to the Supreme Court. It rules on White House and federal agency actions, and some of its judges customarily have been elevated to Supreme Court justices. Republicans have accused Obama of trying to tilt the courtâ€™s balance in his direction to protect the fate of his administrationâ€™s policies. They say the D.C. circuit has a lighter caseload than other districts, and have proposed legislation eliminating one of its vacant judgeships and moving the two others to busier circuits.
Low earnings slow market US may be drawn into Morocco-Algeria dispute NEW YORK (AP) â€” Disappointing company earnings and falling oil prices pulled stocks back from record highs on Tuesday. NRG Energy slumped after the company lowered its earnings forecast, leading other power companies lower. News Corp. fell after the media company posted an unexpected revenue decline due to weakness at its Australian newspapers. Energy stocks declined after oil dropped to a five-month low. Winners included airlines. The gains were led by JetBlue Airways after the Justice Department said it cleared the way for American Airlines and US Airways to merge, creating the worldâ€™s biggest airline. This yearâ€™s 24 percent surge in the stock market has slowed
in November. The Standard & Poorâ€™s 500 has edged up 0.6 percent this month after an average monthly increase of 1.7 percent in the previous 10 months. â€œThe market looks tired to us,â€? said Jim Russell, a regional investment director at US Bank. â€œA little bit of a pause is actually healthy,â€? allowing the economy time to catch up to the gains the stock market has made. After closing at an all-time high on three of the previous four trading days, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 32.43 points, or 0.2 percent, to 15,750.67. The S&P 500 index dropped 4.20 points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,767.69 points. The Nasdaq composite edged up 0.13 point to 3,919.92. Six of the 10 industry groups in the S&P 500
index fell. Banks and utilities slid the most. NRG Energy was one of the biggest decliners in the S&P 500, slipping 98 cents, or 3.5 percent, to $27.06. News Corp. fell 27 cents, or 1.5 percent, to $17.15. Energy stocks fell broadly. Pioneer Natural Resources, an oil exploration company, dropped $5.63, or 3 percent, to $182.70. Chevron lost $1.20, or 0.9 percent, to $120. Stocks have climbed this year as the Federal Reserve has maintained its $85 billion in monthly bond purchases to keep interest rates low and encourage borrowing and hiring. Now, investors may start focusing more on an improving economy rather than the future of the Fedâ€™s economic stimulus program.
RABAT, Morocco (AP) â€” A Saharan stand-off may become a U.S. problem. A nasty spat between Algeria and Morocco over the disputed region of Western Sahara has boiled over anew, as Morocco recalled its ambassador, angry protesters tore down an Algerian flag, and a Moroccan magazine called for land grabs. When Moroccoâ€™s King Mohammed VI meets with President Barack Obama during his visit to the U.S. next week, the monarch will be looking for greater U.S. support as Morocco feuds with regional rival Algeria. The neighbors are jockeying for position in
a dispute that leaves little space for the cooperation against al-Qaida in North Africa that Washington and its allies want. Last month, Morocco temporarily recalled its ambassador â€” a major escalation that one former Algerian diplomat called an attempt to gain U.S. backing for its claim to Western Sahara. â€œIt was surprising and disproportionate,â€? Abdelaziz Rahabi told The Associated Press, arguing the move was designed to dominate the scheduled visit of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry this week that has since been postponed. The U.S. priority in the region, however, has increas-
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Warehouse Positions To apply to this position or to see a full list of job opportunities with Family Dollar please visit www.familydollar .com/careers. Family Dollar is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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Angola-Crooked Lake $500 mo.+ Deposit, New Flooring/ No pets 260-432-1270 Auburn Land contract, 3 BR garage, $500/mo. 260 615-2709 Butler 3 or 4 BR, newly remodeled, $600/mo. Call 260-242-3868 Waterloo Land contract, 3 BR garage, $450/mo. 260 615-2709
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MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE 1984 Skyline Modular Home 24 x 48 “Must be moved” This is a 3BR, 2 BA Home. It has all of the app., stove, fridge, washer & dryer, & some furnishings. Big Screen Sony TV, Furniture. Gas furnace, CA, everything works. 80 Ft. of Nice treated deck. Vinyl siding, good roof, a little painting & cleaning you would have a very nice affordable home Can show any time! $18,000 obo. Must sell to build new home. (260)599-4276
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SPORTING GOODS GUN SHOW!! Lafayette, IN - November 16th & 17th, Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds, 1401 Teal Rd., Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-3 For information call 765-993-8942 Buy! Sell! Trade!
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CARS 2008 Mercury Milan Loaded, Clean, Tan Well Maintained, 87k, $8800 (260)925-0670 2007 Cadillac DTS 49,500 mi, good cond., white pearl, new brakes $13,500/OBO Call Bret @ 260 239-2705 1998 Olds Achieva 136,000 miles, Exc. cond. $2100/ obo (260)316-5450 1 & ONLY PLACE TO CALL--to get rid of that junk car, truck or van!! Cash on the spot! Free towing. Call 260-745-8888. (A)
TRUCKS 98 Ford F150XLT 4X4 4.6 V8, Miles 150,000, Auto/Air/Tilt/Cruise/ Pr.Windows/Locks Good Tires: $3900 Blakesley Auto Sales 260-460-7729 1988 Chevy Pick Up $700. 260 316-7652
SUV’S 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer, 197,000 miles, great shape many new parts, $3250.00. Call 260-693-4001
WANTED TO BUY CAMPERS/RV TIMBER WANTED All species of hard wood. Pay before starting. Walnut needed. 260 349-2685
APPLES & CIDER Mon.-Sat. • 9-5:30 Sun. • 11-5 GW Stroh Orchards Angola (260) 665-7607
PETS/ANIMALS Coton de Tulear Puppies, Ready for Christmas, all white, 5 males. Call 260 668-2313 FREE To Good Home: Lab/ Husky Mix Puppies, 9 wks.old. 1st shots, also the mother. (260)582-9554 after 4
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MOTORCYCLES 1997 Harley Davidson 1200 Sportster, 26k mi. $3,500/obo 260 668-0048
MERCHANDISE UNDER $50 1976 Bearcat-8 Scanner. 4 band F.M. $45.00 obo (260) 833-2450 20 Avon Perfumes like new & unused in original boxes. $20.00. Call/ text, (260) 336-7774 25 DVDs, Action & Romance. Excellent cond. $25.00. Call/text, (260) 336-7774
4 ft. Christmas Tree in box & 2 boxes decorations & lights. $20.00. (260) 242-2689 4 Kasey Kahne pictures and coaster set. $50.00 obo. (260) 553-0709
4-Drawer Chest Dresser. Needs painting or refinished. $40.00. Kinderhook, MI (517) 238-5337
Buhler Allied snowblower Model 6010 3 point hitch $1400.00 (260)337-5850
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Kerosene Heater with (new-in-bag) wick. You need to install. $35.00. Kinderhook, MI (517) 238-5337 Longaberger Bread Basket. 1999 warm brown basket w/American Holly liner & protector. Great cond. $29.00. (260) 833-4232 Mens Slacks Size 38x30, 3 pair. $6.00. (260) 347-6881 Moving Picture Projector/Outside. 10 slides all season/holidays/nice for garage door, etc. $10.00. (260) 925-4570 Quart Jar of Old Game Marbles. $7.00. (260) 854-3668 Small Dog Cage with divider. 24” l x 17” w x 18”h. Used one month. $10.00. Avilla, (260) 242-1519 Washing Machine $50.00 (260) 894-4623 White Decorative Bird Cage with 5.5’ stand. $10.00. Call/text, (260) 336-7774 Women Plus Size Blouse, size 3X $5.00. (260) 908-3622 Women Plus Size Blouse, size 4X $5.00. (260) 908-3622 Women Plus Size Jeans. Size 26 $5.00. (260) 908-3622 Women Plus Size Jeans. Size 28 $5.00. (260) 908-3622
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36” Pull Behind Lawn Sweeper. Good cond. $35.00. (260) 347-1541
Shih Tzu, Female, 1 Year old, Cream/Bro Needs a better home. (260)351-4347
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