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THURSDAY November 14, 2013

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Controversial suspect back in court Meth defendant previously convicted in toddler death BY PATRICK REDMOND

Festival offering free booth space AUBURN — The Downtown Auburn Business Association and DeKalb County Fair Association are inviting all local businesses and organizations to join the annual Gingerbread Festival on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 1-3:30 p.m. at Middaugh Hall on the fairgrounds. An 8-foot booth space is available free to share a business or organization with the public through product sales or child-friendly games. For complete information and to reserve a space at the event, call Jama Smith at Littlejohn Auctions, 925-2796, or email her at The festival will include a Children’s Gingerbread Kit Contest (kits are available at Moe’s Bikes and More while supplies last), a family real gingerbread contest, ugly holiday sweater contest, horse-drawn wagon rides, music and more. Participation in all facets of the event are free to the public.

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LAGRANGE — Christy T. Shaffer, a Topeka woman who served less than three months of a 10-year prison sentence for neglect involving the death of a toddler, returned to court Wednesday, this time charged with two methamphetamine-related offenses. Shaffer, 35, was arrested Tuesday just outside of Topeka after she was implicated during the Nov. 1 arrest of two men in

Topeka charged with manufacturing methamphetamine. Shaffer allegedly called one of the men on his cellphone while police were conducting their investigation. A drug test administered by authorities on Shaffer a few days later turned up positive for methamphetamine. Shaffer was then picked up by police officers on Tuesday and charged with two class D felonies, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of methamphetamine. Both counts

carry a minimum sentence of six months in jail and a maximum of three years. Shaffer made her initial appearance on the new charges Wednesday afternoon in LaGrange County Circuit Court by video link from the county jail. Senior Judge Robert Probst of Noble County presided. Shaffer, wearing a jail jumpsuit, said little during the proceedings, answering questions “yes” or “no” in a barely audible voice. Asked if

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Utility regulator’s job change under attack INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Some consumer groups are criticizing an Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission member’s move to a private organization that oversees the Midwest electrical grid. The state inspector general has cleared Kari Bennett’s decision to resign from the utility commission and become senior corporate counsel the Carmel-based Midcontinent Independent System Operator, The Indianapolis Star reported. Indiana law requires state employees to wait for a year after leaving government to take a job as a lobbyist or with an organization with whom they negotiated any contracts or made decisions that affected the new employer.

she could hire an attorney, Shaffer quietly gave her longest answer of the proceeding, telling the court she didn’t have any money. She stood almost motionless, with her hands crossed tightly across her chest, throughout the bulk Shaffer of the 30-minute hearing. LaGrange County Judge J. Scott VanDerbeck released Shaffer from prison after she served only

say, Groundhog Day was a big deal at the hardware store,” Bry said. John Leasure used his groundhog title in advertising, letterhead and more. One of the family members in Indianapolis has a stamp he used, Bry said. The Leasure family moved for a brief time to Angola, but eventually returned to Auburn. Leasure

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A meeting that produced a new outline for grading Indiana schools turned chaotic Wednesday when the state’s top education official stormed out, escalating an already testy battle with Republican Gov. Mike Pence. Democratic Superintendent Glenda Ritz abruptly left the meeting of the state school board she chairs when a Pence appointee tried to transfer certain student assessment powers from her office to a second education department created by the governor earlier this year. “This meeting is adjourned,” Ritz said repeatedly, while packing her things and walking out. Department of Education staff quickly followed suit, while leaders of Pence’s second education department and the other board members stayed put. It is unclear whether Ritz ended the meeting. Before Ritz left, the board voted to approve new school grade categories and broadly accept the recommendations of a bipartisan panel formed in the wake of a scandal earlier this year. Indiana’s “A-F” school grading formula was investigated after an Associated Press report showed Ritz’s predecessor, Tony Bennett, changed the rules to raise the grade of a political donor’s charter school from a “C” to an “A” last year. Bennett resigned his job as Florida’s schools chief amid the scandal. Wednesday’s vote was a rare moment of unity between Ritz and the other members of the board in an ongoing education war. Ritz accused Pence Tuesday




Dr. Lida (Powers) Leasure, the first woman elected to public office in Indiana, lived at this home at 350 West 7th St., Auburn. A program

honoring Leasure will take place Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Eckhart Public Library.

Historian honoring a pioneer Auburn woman was first in state to win election AUBURN — The Eckhart Public Library and the DeKalb County historian have partnered to honor Dr. Lida (Powers) Leasure, the first woman elected to public office in Indiana. A program on Leasure will take place Saturday at 3 p.m. at the library. The public is invited to attend and meet members of the Leasure family, who will be in attendance. “Dr. Leasure was an incredible lady. She held enormous amount of integrity, was honest, and one of the most respected and popular persons in the county,” said John Bry, DeKalb County historian. The 100th anniversary of Leasure becoming the first woman elected to public office was in 2011, and Bry believed there should be an official recognition of the milestone. He began searching for Leasure’s descendants and found them within 48 hours. Many of the family members reside in Indianapolis today.

Leasure was born in central Indiana and attended Indiana State Normal School, now Indiana State University, to obtain her teaching credentials in the late 19th century. She located in Auburn, where she taught at the former Riley School in the city. Leasure then attended the University of Michigan, where she obtained her medical degree. She began her practice of medicine and Leasure was the second female physician in DeKalb County. She met and married John Leasure, who owned the Auburn City Hardware and was dubbed “Groundhog John” by the locals. “John was fascinated by groundhogs. He often kept them on display in front of the hardware in cages, and at the family home on West 7th Street. Needless to

“She held enormous amount of integrity, was honest, and one of the most respected and popular persons in the county.” John Bry DeKalb County historian

Auburn’s Christmas parade invites entries AUBURN — The annual Christmas Parade sponsored by the Downtown Auburn Business Association will take place Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. Entries are being accepted from floats, dance groups, horse-drawn wagons and sleighs, cars, choirs, bands, civic organizations, church groups and school groups. Lights are encouraged to make entries shine. Entries will line up at the

DeKalb County Fairgrounds by 6:15 p.m. Entry forms are available on DABA’s website, daba4auburn. org, and must be dropped off at Carbaugh Jewelers in downtown Auburn by Saturday, Nov. 23. Cash prizes will be awarded for the top three entries in each of three categories. On the day of the parade, no entries will be allowed on the fairgrounds before 5:30 p.m. No

vehicles except parade entries will be allowed on the fairgrounds. Entries will receive their lineup positions and numbers when they arrive. Visible identification is required on every parade entry. Santa Claus or Mrs. Claus will not be allowed in any parade entry. Judging will take place at Bassett Office Supply on South Main Street. Stopping will not be allowed. Entries will be judged on

creativity, theme, enthusiasm and overall presentation. The parade ends at Courtyard Park in downtown Auburn at 7th and Cedar streets. Entries will be directed by parade personnel to a parking lot. A holiday program and awards ceremony will take place after the parade in the park. For more information, call Mike Littlejohn or Jan Bundy at Carbaugh Jewelers, 925-3113.

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Museum draws winners in its fundraising raffle AUBURN — A drawing for three prizes in the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum‘s annual New Car Raffle took place at the museum Tuesday. Helen Boyers of Wauseon, Ohio, was the first-prize winner and chose a cash prize. “She was ecstatic and so very excited that she won,� museum business manager Jan Schippers said about Boyers’ reaction. “In fact,

Members of the Hamilton Community Schools Spirit Club display the Indiana High School Athletic Association School Sportsmanship Award banner to the district’s school board Monday night.

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State senator has lung cancer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A northwestern Indiana lawmaker says she’ll continue serving in the General Assembly while being treated for lung cancer. Republican state Sen. Sue Landske of Cedar Lake said Wednesday she’ll begin treatments immediately at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and that her doctors are confident she’ll make a full recovery. The 76-year-old Landske says she’ll continue to serve as long as she’s healthy enough to do so. She represents parts of Lake, Benton and Newton counties.

“The raffle is an annual museum fundraiser that people look forward to. We are thankful to have the support of the local car dealerships including Auburn Chrysler Dodge Jeep, Ben Davis Ford and Ben Davis Chevrolet Buick along with many loyal raffle ticket purchasers who support the museum each year,� said Kendra Klink, chief operating officer of the museum.

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Hamilton earns sportsmanship award

she thanked the museum for the early Christmas present!� After the drawing, Schippers immediately called the three winners. “All of the winners were beyond thrilled. These phone calls to the winners are so much fun to make!� said Schippers. Second prize was awarded to Lilly Ann Seipel of Gahanna, Ohio, and third prize went to Robert Fritch of Vail, Colo.

Allen County starts court for veterans FORT WAYNE — Two Allen County judges have established a new program to help veterans who are in the criminal justice system and suffer from substance abuse or mental health disorders, our news partner, NewsChannel 15, reports. On Tuesday, Allen Circuit Court Judge Thomas Felts and Allen Superior Court Judge Fran Gull announced the creation of the Joint Veterans Treatment Court for Allen County. It’s believed to be the first of its kind in Indiana. Veterans Treatment Courts allow veterans to go through the treatment court process with other veterans who are similarly situated.

Huntington water rates set to soar HUNTINGTON — Huntington residents will soon see an increase in their water bill because of state-mandated upgrades to

the city’s sewer system, our news partner, NewsChannel 15, reports. WANE-TV reports residents were sent a letter saying the city was looking at a proposed 43 percent increase to the sewage portion of their water bill. The increase is a part of a $68 million long term control plan that started in 2010 and will be finished in 2026. The increase will fund the third and largest project, costing more than $16 million.

Former owner of Indiana Beach dies MONTICELLO (AP) — Thomas Spackman, who led the Indiana Beach amusement park for decades, has died at the age of 100. Spackman died Monday at a Monticello nursing home, according to Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home. His father, Earl Spackman, founded what was then known as Ideal

Beach along Lake Shafer near Monticello in 1926. Thomas Spackman became the park’s CEO in 1945 and changed the name to Indiana Beach seven years later.

Most Hoosiers not ready for disaster INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A survey by a state agency has found that a majority of Indiana residents aren’t prepared to survive on their own in the aftermath of a tornado, blizzard or other disaster. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security surveyed more than 2,500 people and found that more than half of them didn’t have at least three days’ worth of food and water on hand for their households should a natural or man-made disaster occur. More than half also didn’t have other items recommended for a family preparedness kit, including flashlights, extra batteries, first-aid supplies and extra pet supplies.

One killed, two injured at Indiana steel mill EAST CHICAGO, (AP) — Police say a contractor was killed and two others were injured at ArcelorMittal’s northwestern Indiana steelmaking complex when

they were struck by falling debris. The Lake County Coroner’s office says 39-year-old Michael Samuelson of Valparaiso

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died Wednesday morning from blunt-force trauma to the body. East Chicago police Lt. Marguerite Wilder tells The Times that falling debris struck Samuelson and two other contractors working at ArcelorMittal’s No. 3 steel production facility at Indiana Harbor West in East Chicago.

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***AUCTION*** REAL ESTATE & PERSONAL PROPERTY Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at 10:00 AM Location: 122 South Street, Corunna, Indiana 46730 Directions: Take US 6 West to Corunna approximately 5 miles from Interstate 69 or approximately 6 miles East from Kendallville, IN. Take 327 South and turn East on South Street after the bridge to auction site.

* Real Estate * Cute 2 bedroom home with 24x36 pole barn garage sitting on 3 lots and a nice fenced-in yard. Hardwood oors throughout the home. Large family room and living room. Lennox furnace with propane heat and water softener in the basement. Sold with conďŹ rmation of PR. Call Dennis at 260-704-1111 for an appointment for your personal viewing. Home will be offered at 10 a.m. before personal property. Have your ďŹ nances ready. $3,000.00 down day of sale.

* Tools * Craftsman 20â€? power propelled snow blower; Stihl 14â€? chainsaw; Craftsman table saw; circular saws; miter saw; push lawn mower; small tiller; electric paint gun; battery charger; bench grinder; aluminum extension ladder; step ladders; hose reel & hose; garden tools; wheelbarrow; car ramps; grills; vice; C-clamps; cultivator; birdhouse; ice ďŹ shing box; ďŹ shing poles, nets; lures; life jackets; Coleman lanterns; Neptune Mighty Mite boat motor.

* Antiques * Household * Zenith radio; Little Red Riding Hood cookie jar; Strail slumber chair w/ottoman; wicker chair; cane bottom rocking chair; matching rocking chairs; beer steins; cuckoo clocks; set of 3 marble top end tables; at screen TVs; washer & dryer; refrigerator, microwave oven; china set; king-size bedroom suite; full-size bedroom suite; Duncan drop leaf table w/chairs; kitchen table w/4 chairs; misc. kitchen items; brown couch w/matching chair; very large collection of costume jewelry; pictures; desk; organ; oor lamps; Auburn Rubber uniforms; several books; games; walkers & canes; large collection of record albums; sewing machines; many dolls and doll parts; lots of yarn, knitting & crochet items; blankets; afghans; large dinner bell; credenza with drawers; 2 draw pedestal ďŹ le cabinet; 2 draw lateral ďŹ le cabinets; ofďŹ ce chairs; case of speakers; Singer industrial sewing machine; large upright freezer.

* Guns * Knives * Coins * Marlin Model 40, 22 rie w/scope; Remington 22 rie, bolt action Target master Model 610; Stevens 520, 12 gage shotgun; Ithaca Model 37, 12 gage Feather Light shotgun; P-38 Walther 9mm pistol; Crossman BB gun rie; Crossman BB handgun. Large coin collection including dollar and half-dollar, Liberty Walking, Liberty Seated, Morgan dollar, Piece dollar, Franklin dollar, silver quarter, Liberty Standing quarter, silver dimes, Buffalo & V nickels, steel & wheat pennies, German coins and much more. See website for pictures of coins; 2-wheel snowmobile trailer. TERMS: Statements made day of sale take precedence over printed material. Cash or good check w/proper ID. NO CREDIT CARDS. NO BUYERS PREMIUM. Visit our web site for photos. Call Dennis for more details at 1-260-704-1111.

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Auburn Mayor Norman Yoder signs a proclamation declaring Nov. 10-16 as National Professional Business Women’s Week. In front, from left, are Sharon Zonker, DeKalb Co. Remarkable Woman of 2013 , and Yoder. In back, from left, are Audra Wilcoxson, Elaine Kleeman, Jan Ringler, Carol Pontius, Crystal Hite, Cher Coburn Judy Renkenberger, Nina Bennett, Kay Finchum, Ana Boman, and Sandy Aschleman. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED

Auburn BPW network celebrating 85 years AUBURN — Auburn Mayor Norman Yoder signed a proclamation declaring this week as National Professional Business Women’s Week during the Nov. 7 meeting of Auburn BPW, also known as NEIFBPW, at Bridgewater Golf Club. At the meeting, Sharon Zonker, author and former educator, was honored as the NEIFBPW DeKalb County Remarkable Woman of 2013. Christina Koher, executive director of the Angola Area Chamber of Commerce was honored as the NEIFBPW Steuben

County Remarkable Woman of 2013. Koher was unable to attend. Auburn Business and Professional Women’s Club was founded 85 years ago by Dr. Bonnell Souder. Every year the club raises money for three scholarships through the annual December Christmas dinner and auction. The Dr. Bonnell Souder Scholarship is one of the three given in Dr. Souder’s memory to a young woman, from either DeKalb or Steuben County, entering the medical field. In recent years, the club merged with the Steuben

County BPW club, forming the NEIFBPW organization. This year’s dinner and auction will be held at Bridgewater on Dec. 5. Tickets are available from any club member. To kick off the celebration of the 85th year, the club is hosting a wine and cheese social Saturday at 4 p.m. at Country Heritage Winery and Vineyard. All former members and anyone interested in learning about the organization or who wishes to attend may contact Barbara KnightsHale at 624-2999 or Audra Wilcoxson at 925-2945.

In God’s Praise • Lakewood Park hosting Christmas Bazaar Saturday

Seabreeze Ministries plans soup kitchen for December

AUBURN — Lakewood Park Christian School, 5555 C.R. 29, will host its annual Christmas Bazaar Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The bazaar will feature more than 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. Guests will have a chance to win door prizes and children can enjoy games and activities while parents shop.

BUTLER — Seabreeze Ministries, 404 S. Federal St., will host a community soup kitchen from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. The event will take place at the church, located just south of the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks, between Depot and Walnut streets.

Inspiration Ministries providing meal, worship AUBURN — Inspiration Ministries will provide free community meals today at 5:30 p.m. at the Cupbearer Cafe, 138 E. Seventh St., Auburn. Pauline Benner, a contemporary worship artist from Fort Wayne, will perform at 6:15 p.m. Bill Weaver of Auburn Baptist Church will speak at 7 p.m. On Thursday, Nov. 21, the Inspiration Hospitality Team will provide a meal at 5:30 p.m. Surrendering will perform at 6:15 p.m., and Joe and Rebecca Congelton of Attica will share a message at 7 p.m.

Gospel concerts planned at Cedar Lake Church of Christ WATERLOO — The Cedar Lake Church of Christ will host two gospel concerts in December by The Declarations and The Thurston Family. The Declarations will perform Sunday, Dec. 1, during the morning worship service at 10:30 a.m. The co-founder of The Declarations, Jake Sammons, is a former WPOS radio personality from Toledo, Ohio. A freewill offering will be accepted at the concert. The Thurston Family will perform Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. The church’s pastor, Jonathan Pennington, sang with The Thurston Family during his time on the gospel singing circuit. A freewill offering will be taken for the concert.

Church hosting Sunday revival

Lifeway Wesleyan Church plans bazaar, cookie walk

GARRETT — A Revival of Our Faith in Christ is planned Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Garrett United Methodist Church, 110 W. Houston St. Special guests will be The Ministers Quartet from Muncie and the Rev. Ernie Weaver on the piano. A soup supper with live music will be in the Fellowship Hall from 5-5:45 p.m. prior to the service. The community is welcome to attend and renew their faith.

FORT WAYNE — Lifeway Wesleyan Church, 7722 Moeller Road, Fort Wayne, will host the Craft Bazaar and Cookie Walk, Dec. 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be served. The cookie walk costs $7 a box and benefits the youth’s mission trip in the summer of 2014. The bazaar will feature homemade crafts and a door prize raffle. For booth reservations, call Jenna Geissler at 749-0363 or the church at 749-9758.

Campus News • Miller presents research at Earlham College RICHMOND — Colton Miller of Auburn participated in the 2013 Natural Sciences Division Undergraduate Research Poster Conference Friday, Oct. 18 in Noyes and Stanley Hall at Earlham College. Miller co-presented “Effect of Membrane Charge and Rigidity on EGCg Induced Leakage” at

the conference. Miller is the son of Lori Miller-Donaldson of Auburn and Roger Miller of Auburn. He is a senior at Earlham College.

Kuder makes spring dean’s list HUNTINGTON — Andrew Kuder of Saint Joe was named to Huntington University’s dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester. Kuder is seeking a degree in Christian Ministry.

Briefly • DeKalb Democrats to meet Wednesday AUBURN — The DeKalb County Democrats will meet Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Auburn House of Pancakes, 131 W. Seventh St. Anyone who would like to join at 6 p.m. for dinner is welcome. The meeting is open to all Democrats. The group’s Christmas party will be announced for December.

All Saints Day The fourth-grade class at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic School in Avilla dressed as saints for All Saints Day on Nov. 1. The students studied the lives

of different saints as part of their religion studies, then chose one saint to portray. Fourth-grade teacher Brenda Kline is pictured in the back.

Immaculate Conception closes Year of Faith with parish mission AUBURN — The parish community at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Auburn, opened the Year of Faith (2012-2103) with a parish mission entitled: “Proclaiming Our Faith: Be Not Afraid.” As the parish brings the year of grace to close, the community plans another mission with the same theme. The dates for the parish mission are Monday, Nov. 18 through Thursday, Nov. 21. Each evening during the Mission a time of reflection will be offered. The services begin at 7 p.m.

Services next week include: • Monday — The Grace of Faith, speaker: Rev. Denis Carneiro; • Tuesday — Faith in the Sacraments, speaker: Rev. David Carkenord; • Wednesday — Faith in the Love and Forgiveness of Jesus, speaker: Rev. Msgr. Bernard Galic; and • Thursday — The Eucharist: Strengthening the Gift of Faith, speaker: Rev. Lourdino Fernandes. Included in the Wednesday prayer service is the opportunity for the community to celebrate the Rite of Reconciliation

with individual confession. Guest priests will assist in the celebration. The closing day of the Mission is Thursday. The Holy Eucharist will be celebrated. Typical of the hospitality of Immaculate Conception’s parishioners, all seeking spiritual upliftment are invited to attend the mission. Parishioners are encouraged to invite family and friends. Immaculate Conception Church is at 500 E. Seventh St., Auburn. Father Derrick Sneyd is the pastor of the parish.

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Email your legal! legals @ Call Kelly at 877-791-7877x182 for details LEGAL NOTICE November 7, 2013 Notice is hereby given that the DeKalb County Commissioners will meet in Executive Sessions on Monday, November 18th and 25th, 2013, and December 9th and 16th, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. through 4:00 p.m. in the Commissioners Room on the second floor of the DeKalb County Courthouse, 100 S. Main St., Auburn, Indiana. The purpose of the Executive Session is for discussion of records classified as confidential by State or Federal statute in connection with IC 5-14-1.5-6.1 (b)(7), and/or to discuss job performance evaluations of individual employees (IC 5-14-1.5-6.1 (b)(7). DeKalb County Commissioners TS,00359959,11/14,hspaxlp NOTICE TO BIDDERS Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received: BY: Waterloo-Grant Township Public Library, 300 South Wayne Street, Waterloo, IN 46793 FOR: Waterloo Public Library Addition and Renovation AT: Waterloo-Grant Township Public Library, 300 South Wayne Street, Waterloo, IN 46793 UNTIL: 2:00PM (local time) on Monday, December 2nd, 2013 Bids received after that time will be returned unopened. OPENING: The sealed Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at 2:00 PM at the Waterloo-Grant Township Public Library, 300 South Wayne Street, Waterloo, IN. All work for the complete construction of the project will be under one (1) prime contract with the Owner or its assignee based on bids received and on combinations awarded. The Project Manager will manage the construction of the project. Construction shall be in full accordance with the Bidding and Contract Documents, which are on file with the Owner and may be examined by prospective bidders at the following locations: OFFICE OF THE ARCHITECT: MKM architecture, 119 West Wayne Street, Fort Wayne, IN, 46802 OFFICE OF THE PROJECT MANAGER: Construction Control, Inc., 9602 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825 Bidding contractors may obtain access to bid information and printed

documents by contacting Eastern Engineering Supply, 1239 North Wells Street. Fort Wayne, Indiana 46808 at 260/426-3119. Once registered, bidders will be able to review documents online and order printed copies of plans and specifications. Printed documents can be picked up from Eastern Engineering Supply or they can be shipped directly to you. Bidders are required to pay all printing, shipping, handling, and online fees. The bid documents can be viewed on the Construction Control, Inc. plan room at www.ConstructionControlinc .com or . All bidding contractors that receive documents from this site will receive project update notifications throughout the bid process. Questions about the online access or the availability of printed documents can be directed to Eastern Engineering at 260/426-3119. Wage rates shall not be less than the Federal Davis-Bacon Wages as published by the U. S. Department of Labor, and included in the bid documents. Bid security in the amount of five percent (5%) of the bid must accompany each bid in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders. Bid security shall be a certified check or bid bond and shall be the bidder's guarantee that said bidder will, if the contract is awarded to said bidder, execute within ten (10) days of acceptance of his bid, a Contract for the work bid upon. All bid bonds shall be made payable to the Owner and be executed by a surety company authorized to do business in the State of Indiana. The Owner reserves the right to accept or reject any bid and to waive any irregularities in bidding. No bidder may withdraw his bid for a period of sixty (60) calendar days after the date set for bid opening. All additive Alternate Bids may be held for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days after signing of Contract. An out-of-state contractor will have Indiana State Gross Income Tax withheld by the Owner, unless they can show proof that they are registered with the Indiana Secretary of State to conduct business in the State of Indiana. The successful bidders will be required to furnish Performance and Payment Bonds for one hundred percent ( 100%) of their contract amount prior to execution of contracts. Bonds shall be in full force and effect for a period of at least 12 months after the date of final completion and acceptance of the longest guarantee provided under the contractor's contract Should the contractor's bonding company default; the contractor will be responsible for securing a new bond within fourteen (14) calendar days. Bidders on this work shall be required to comply with the provisions of the President's Executive Order No.11246, as amended. The Bidders shall also comply with the requirements of 41 CFR part 60-4 entitled Construction Contractors Affirmative Action Requirements. A copy of 41 CFR part 60-4 may be found in the Supplemental General Conditions of

the Contract Documents and Specifications. The Bidders attention is also called to the Minority/Women Business participation requirements contained in the Project Specifications. Grant Services has adopted a State Goal of 10% participation for minority and female owned businesses for construction related or purchase related contract for the work. In addition, the contractor must meet guidelines and practices established by Grant Services and appropriate Federal regulations including 1) Executive Order 112476, 2) Section 3 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1968 as amended, 3) Certification of Non-Segregated Facilities, 4) OMB Circular A-1 02, 5) Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 6) Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 7) Age Discrimination act of 1975, 8) Executive Order 12138k, 9) Conflict of Interest Clause, 10) Retention and Custodial Requirements for Record Clause, 11) Contractors and Subcontractors Certification, and others that may be appropriate or necessary. In addition, the Contract Division procurement is subject to the Federal Regulations contained in the OMB Circular A-102, Section Band O and the State of Indiana requirements contained in IC-36-1-9 and IC-36-1-12. Any contract awarded under this advertisement for Bids are expected to be funded in part by a grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, as administered by Grant services through its Community Focus Fund Program. Neither the United States nor any of its departments, agencies or employees is or will be a party to this Advertisement for Bids or any resulting contract. Bidders are urged to attend a pre-bid conference at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 at the Waterloo-Grant Township Public Library, located at 300 South Wayne Street, Waterloo, IN 46793, with representatives of the Owner, Architect, and Construction Manager present to discuss construction sequence, bidding requirements and information; contractor's work and storage areas; and requirements for contractor's personnel. Bid proposals shall be complete and properly executed on the bid form provided. Each bid proposal shall include a Non-Collusion Affidavit and State Board of Accounts Form 96, including attachment of contractor's Financial Statement as stipulated in Section Ill, as required by the statutes of Indiana. It is the intention of the Owner that construction of the project will start January, 2014. If there are any conflicts between the contract documents and the laws of the federal government, or the State of Indiana, the laws shall be deemed to control. Linda Dunn, Waterloo-Grant Township Public Library TS,00359865,11/14,21,hspaxlp




Deaths & Funerals • Robert Brown AUBURN — Robert “Bob” Brown, 65, died Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at his home in Auburn. Robert was born April 27, 1948, in Auburn to Almond and Jessie (Kester) Brown, and Mr. Brown they both preceded him in death. Bob started work at a young age at the County Line Cheese Factory to Mr. Brown help his large family. He also worked at Foley Pattern and the Auburn Foundry before joining the Army where he served in Germany, Korea and Vietnam. Upon returning from Vietnam, he went back to work for the Auburn Foundry, and then moved to Texas and started working for Bernard Chevrolet. He then came back from Texas and started working for Hendrickson Suspension until his retirement. His biggest joy in life was going fishing when and wherever he could. His grandson, Brock, was his all-time fishing buddy, and Brock would tell everyone that his grandpa had more fishing poles than Walmart. He also enjoyed mushroom hunting but didn’t like to eat them. He just liked seeing how many he could find, and then give them to his father-in-law before anyone else got any. His nephew, Roger Owens, came to live with him and was really good at helping him find mushrooms. He married Patricia Teagarden in 1974. They had one daughter, Carrie Ann (Adam) Day. Bob and Patricia divorced in 1976. He married Connie Krontz, daughter of Sam and Betty Krontz and stepdaughter of Marie Howard Krontz, in 1980. They had three children, Stephanie (Sam) Sweet, Kamron Brown and Steven Brown, who passed away in 2002. He is also leaving behind 11 grandchildren that he loved dearly: Brittany, Courtney, Shauna, Shelbie, Chance, Hunter, Brock, Haley, Amber, Andrew and Arian; one great-granddaughter, Payton, and another great-grandchild on the way. Also surviving are two daughters-in-law, Kayleigh Brown and Christine Brown; a sisterin-law, Sally Brown of

Auburn; eight sisters, Sally Farmer of Garrett, Betty Lou (Willard) Sutton of White Pigeon, Mich., Marry Ann (John Loera) McNamara of Finlay, Ohio, Cindy (Randy) Rowe of Auburn, Patty Patrick of Ashley, Kathy Furrow of Texas, Joyce (George) Gannon of Avilla, and Joan Brown of Auburn; and two brothers, Joe (Rita) Brown of Ashley and Jerry (Deb) Brown of Butler. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Jack, Almond and Dicky, and a sister, Susy. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 Center St., Auburn, with visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service on Saturday. Dennis Wirts will be officiating. Burial will take place in Waterloo Cemetery in Waterloo. Visitation also will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to Parkview Home Health and Hospice or to the family in care of Connie Brown. To send condolences, visit www.fellerandclark. com.

Dorothy Parker AUBURN — Dorothy M. Parker, 92, of Auburn died Tuesday November 12, 2013, at Betz Nursing Home. She was born July 31, 1921, in Saint Paul, Minn., the daughter of the late Perry and Agnes Iler. She co-owned Mel’s Decorating with her late husband, Melvin Parker. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Survivors include her daughter, Melanie “Lanie” Bergstrom of Auburn; her son, Jeffrey Parker of Waterloo; a granddaughter, Michelle “Shelly” Bergstrom of Auburn; and a brother, Perry Iler of Arizona. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Bernard Iler of Rome City. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 500 E. Seventh St., Auburn. The Rev. Derrick Sneyd will officiate. Burial will be in Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery, Auburn. Memorials are to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Arrangements are by Pinnington-McComb Funeral & Cremation Services, 502 N. Main St., Auburn. To sign the online guest book or to leave a message of condolence, visit www.

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NOBLETON, Fla. — Mark Allen Miller, 60, of Nobleton and formerly of Avilla, Ind., died Monday, November 11, 2013, from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident in Groveland, Florida. Mark had been a union Mr. Miller pipe fitter most of his life and he loved his work. He loved spending time with his family and his friends. His passions in life were his horses, hunting, fishing, barbecue cooking, music and playing guitar with his son. He was born November 13, 1952, in Garrett, Ind., to James and Lucy (Sherman) Miller. They survive in Avilla. He married Karen Holland on September 8, 1984. She survives in Nobleton. Also surviving are his son, Joshua Miller of Tampa, Fla.; two daughters, Melissa Miller of Auburn, Ind., and Tracy Beck of Auburn, Ind.; six grandchildren; two brothers, Jonathan and Charlotte Miller of Avilla, Ind., and Matthew and Joanne Miller of Sumter, S.C.; four nephews, Jason Miller of Kendallville, Nathan Miller of Avilla, Ryan Miller of Fort Wayne and Matthew Miller II of Sumter, S.C.; and three nieces, Lindsey Miller of Alaska, Jessica Miller of Sumter, S.C., and Chelsea Miller of Avilla. He was preceded in death by a brother Thomas Miller of Kendallville, Ind. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 16, 2013, at Purcell Funeral Home in Bushnell, Fla. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday prior to the funeral service. Burial will be in Florida. Memorials are to the donor’s choice. To leave an online condolence for Mark’s family, visit purcellfuneral

FREMONT — Betty J. Herron, age 83, of Fremont, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at Lakeland Nursing Center, Angola, Indiana. She was born on November 11, 1930, at Lisco, Nebraska, to Charles Wallace and Beatrice Lucille (Galligan) Sheldon. They preceded her in death. She married Ancel C. Herron Jr. on October 7, 1949, at Julesburg, Colorado, and he survives in Fremont, Indiana. She was member of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints, Angola, Indiana. She formerly worked as a cafeteria cashier for Tri-State University, Angola, Indiana. Survivors include her husband, Ancel C. Herron of Fremont, Indiana; a son, Dale Herron of Mountain, Wisconsin; six grandchildren, Jacob, Gabrielle, Jesse, Lydia, Kirby and Mollie, and four great-grandchildren, Anna, Eden, Rex and Milo. Additional extended family are the McNaughton children, Justin, Nathan, Heidi, Ethan, Zach and Brigham, and a sister, Freda Marrano of Denver, Colorado. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a daughter, Debra L. Herron on January 5, 2005, Funeral services will be at noon Saturday, November 16, 2013, at The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints, 1500 Shire Drive, Angola, Ind., with president Tom Robison presiding. Additional speakers will be Tom Wilson, Maureen Ball, Jerry Ball and Larry Shumard. Burial will be in Covenanter Cemetery, Fremont, Indiana. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, November 15, 2013, at Beams Funeral Home in Fremont, Ind., and one hour prior to services on Saturday at The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints. Memorials are to the Humanitarian Aid Fund, The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints, Angola, Ind. Condolences may be sent online to www.beamsfuner

Jesse Mullins ELKHART — Jesse Mullins, 63, of Elkhart died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at his home. A cremation committal will take place at Legacy Cremation & Remembrance Center in Ligonier. No public visitation or services are planned.

Dorothy Speice BUTLER — Dorothy M. Speice, 95, died Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at the Laurels of DeKalb in Butler. She was born December 26, 1917, in Spencerville, Indiana, to the late Marion and Pearl Keller. She was a graduate of Spencerville High School. She formerly worked in the Dietary Department

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Maurice Tackett LAOTTO — Maurice Edmund “Ed” Tackett, 87, a former resident of LaOtto, passed away at 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Garrett following an extended illness. Mr. Tackett was born on November 14, 1925, in Wales, Kentucky, a son of Robert and Melli (Little) Tackitt, and spent his formative years there. As a young man he served with the U. S. Navy during World War II, and following his discharge moved to South Whitley. He attended Fort Wayne

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All vets deserve thanks; post-9/11 vets deserve jobs Veterans Day began as Armistice Day, remembering those who served in the U.S. military during World War I, which ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, “a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace,” according to a congressional declaration. Nearly four decades later, Post-9/11 veterans Congress the remain unemployed at expanded observance higher levels than vets into a of other eras, and the national holiday general population. honoring all American military service men and women. The nation pays tribute in various ways, from parades in small-town streets, educational programs in schools, ceremonies by veterans organizations, special discounts for vets at restaurants and shops, personal ads in local newspapers with pictures of relatives in uniform, and thank-yous posted on social media websites. Those sincere gestures are worthy and needed. … Still, there’s another form of gratitude that can offer a long-term impact. The U.S. must continue and intensify efforts to get post-9/11 veterans into the workforce. Post-9/11 veterans remain unemployed at higher levels than vets of other eras, and the general population. The jobless rate for post-9/11 veterans stood at 10.1 percent in November, well above the overall national unemployment rate of 7.2 percent. The rate for all other veterans, by comparison, was 6.3 percent, according to the online publication The Blaze. There are numerous contributing factors, but a couple are significant and repairable. One involves, of all things, a stigma. Last week, Starbucks admirably joined several other U.S. employers unveiling a hiring program specifically targeted at veterans. The javashop giant announced its intention to hire at least 10,000 veterans and spouses of active-duty service members over the coming five years. Earlier this year, Walmart instituted a similar objective, aiming to employ 100,000 veterans through 2018. JPMorgan Chase, Boeing and Microsoft have also begun programs to increase hiring of veterans. Sadly, those wonderful ventures stand in contrast to some other industries. In an NPR report last week, a staff attorney for Starbucks who helped craft the company’s veterans hiring program, recalled his own difficulties in finding work in the civilian labor force. Rob Porcarelli worked as a prosecutor in the U.S. Navy in the 1990s, but hit a roadblock early in his job hunt. “In one interview downtown, the head of the department said, ‘You know, Rob, I think you’re going to find more of the intellectual type in the law firm environment.’ And I remember thinking, ‘Maybe he’s joking. Did he just call me and all my friends stupid?’” The Starbucks plan bucks such disgraceful stereotyping. Post-9/11 vets also deserve to have their training for specific jobs in the military validated by smooth, rapid certification for equivalent civilian jobs once they’re back home. Many states, including Indiana, have worked to speed up the credentialing process for veterans with military-time skills in medicine, communications, welding, mechanics, truck-driving and heavy equipment operating, according to The Blaze’s story. As the unemployment numbers show, progress needs to continue. The skills, work ethic and leadership qualities of the returning service members should be a guiding force for employers as they hire. As operations conclude in Afghanistan, more than 1 million U.S. military vets will become civilians, looking for work, in the next few years. A job opportunity — the chance to put their hard-earned qualities to use — offers one important way to say, “Thank you.”

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Letters To The Editor • Veteran’s Day parade should have had more viewers To the editor: I am very disappointed in the citizens of DeKalb County. My son and I attended the Veterans Day parade on this past Saturday. We only saw maybe and I stress maybe a dozen people lined up to watch the parade within the couple block area I could see from where we were standing. This is shameful. Where were you? It was a beautiful sunny, windy November day so you cannot blame it on the weather. Our local veterans deserve more respect than what they were shown on this day. At least that is my opinion. The streets of town should have been lined with people to honor these brave men and women who have fought and/or are fighting for our country. Something to think about when you lie down to sleep tonight.

how you can know Jesus as your personal lord and savior. As many as receive Jesus, God gives the power to become his child, the sons of God. Jesus is eternal life, and only those who have him have eternal life and will live in heaven with me forever. Ray Carter Auburn

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To the editor: Because of the ongoing “news blackout” in the U.S., Japan and the rest of the world about the ongoing disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant, I must send another warning. This one is far more urgent. The original disaster caused by the earthquake was so devastating because due to the loss of all power, the reactor cores superoverheated and burned through the containment vessel Tina Custer and are now in the ground below the Garrett building, generating enormous amounts of radiation in the ground water that was Superclaus could flowing into the nearby Pacific Ocean killing all sea life clear to the Pacific solve our problems Coast of the U.S. To the editor: The even greater threat comes from Some time ago, NASA proudly the spent fuel rods stored on the second announced that they had put a vehicle floor of the building. They must be on Mars. They had spent $2.5 billion constantly cooled, or they will explode. on this little project, and theere were Unfortunately, the electric company some questions raised about the wisdom has poured so much water on the plant of such a venture when the nation’s that the storage building itself has financial condition was in such poor started to tilt. If it falls and collapses, shape. This little vehicle was supposed there would no doubt be an enormous to explore the red planet and determine nuclear explosion. To prevent this from if there was ever any life there. The little happening, the electric company has vehicle functioned perfectly and a lot of decided to try and remove the spent fuel interesting pictures were sent back. But rods from the storage building. This is there was a much greater discovery. an incredibly difficult and dangerous A wonderful life form was discovoperation. If one of the fuel rods should ered which seems to make the $2.5 break, or touch another rod, it could set billion investment worthwhile. This life off an explosion. formwas designated as Superclaus. This This operation was set to begin on intelligent creature promised to come Nov. 8. to the U.S.A. and solve all its financial Ken Koenig woes. Superclaus promised to arrive Garrett between Thanksgiving and Christmas and work its wonders. The designated Grandmother seeks return of day will be called Thankfulmas and everyone’s financial problems will be granddaughter’s lost baby doll solved. To the editor: On this wonderful day Superclaus LOST: 5-year-old’s first baby doll! will furnish means to cancel our national Last seen: On Oct. 7 in her cubby debt. All mortgages will be paid, all in the hallway at her private school automobile loans will be paid, and all (name being withheld so as to not bring credit cards will show a zero balance. negativity towards the school). Charles Cole The doll is wearing a purple/pink/blue Auburn striped dress with purple leggings, which by the way also matches my granddaughExcited about going ter’s dress which is why she took her doll to school that day, so she could home to heaven show her teacher how they matched To the editor: outfits! The peace of God that surpasses all The outfit has not been worn since; understanding. she cries to see it. If your child brought June 15, 2012, was a happy day for this doll home, please have them return me, but not for my family. I was told by her to the “lost and found” or front office a cancer doctor I had untreatable bone of the school or please call me direct at cancer, and I probably had six months 925-4126 and I will gladly pick it up. or less to live. I would make no blood of I have spent the last month searching my own. for a replacement, but none will replace As the doctor told me I would be her; this is her first baby doll and very living by blood transfusions, the peace of special to her, she only wants her doll. God flooded my soul. Please, if you find it, return it. I was 88 years old. I’d had a Brenda Myers wonderful life, and I was a Christian, Auburn and I was excited about going home to heaven. Who pays for Obamacare? I called all of my family and said, “I’m going to heaven soon, and I don’t To the editor: want to leave you behind if you are not After reading the president’s proclaready to come live with me.” mation on Veterans Day 2013, I am Most have Jesus in their lives and are sure these words were not the thoughts ready to go, but a few don’t understand of Obama, but by his speechwriters.

Obama’s goal as stated by him in 2008’s campaign: “fundamentally transform America.” His goal, to destroy the Constitution of the United States of America, law of our country, our freedoms! What every veteran and those still on active duty fought for and are still fighting for! Obama: “How will I do this? I’ll control what Americans need. The health care system!” Obamacare signed in 2010, $718 billion transferred from Medicare. In 2012, Obamacare classified as a tax by Supreme Court Justice John Roberts. Obama’s campaigning (still) to promote his legacy, Obamacare (The Affordable Care Act). How? By promises: “If you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance, period! If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, period!” Promises that everyone (Americans) will be covered by insurance. Those with pre-existing conditions “will be covered.” Obama: “I will emphasize this over and over, again and again.” Obama keeps up with dividingAmerica tactics, making sure that whatever happens is blamed on everyone else “but me” (Obama). “I’ll continue to blame Bush and his administration and the Republicans and the tea party!” National debt — Bush added $4 trillion in eight years. Even though Obama added $6.5 trillion in 3 1/2 years. Republicans and some Democrats wanted! Decrease the size of the national debt and government! The only money in Obamacare was taken from Medicare! Republicans Ted Cruz and Mike Lee wanted Obamacare defunded! Obamacare will add $2 trillion to the national debt, plus Obamacare wanted a credit card with “no limit” — the reason for the shutdown (three weeks). But hiring continued and the stock market continued to stay high. (Shutdown didn’t hurt.) Who pays for Obamacare? Those paying — young, 18-36; healthy 37-60; even seniors. Obama’s family, Congress, federal employed are exempt and subsidized. Seventy-one percent will be paid by taxpayers. Obama also gave unions exemptions. This was a mandate. Obama could have given a mandate to the taxpaying Americans. This was not his plan! Millions are losing private and company-paid insurance. Obama’s plan is to get rid of private insurance companies across America. The federal government (Obama) wants complete control of everyone in America! He considers Americans too stupid to make their own choices! Obamacare dictates what will and won’t be covered (your health). The Affordable Care Act is a mandated-tax insurance. Are the exchanges failing a deliberate plan? How many have lost all their personal information? No matter — there will still be over 30 million uninsured. Also, the pay out of pocket for healthy Americans will be $2,000 and up to $15,000 a year. If the minimum wage is increased, the price on food and all products will continue to go up. We need hiring to permit positions. This will happen when the job growth increases. This will happen when government gets out of the lives of Americans’ business large and small! Without the taxpayers, the federal government would shut down permanently! Obama would have to pay for his transportation and fund his extravagant vacations! Pray for America and continue to thank our veterans and all those still serving their country. God bless America! Marilyn Carr Auburn




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Attorneys spar over proposed strip club BY MIKE MARTURELLO

SOUTH BEND — Attorneys for Fort Wayne strip club owner Alva Sunset Friday 5:22p.m. Butler are hoping U.S. District Court Judge National forecast Robert Miller rules the city Forecast highs for Thursday, Nov. 14 Sunny Pt. Cloudy Cloudy Wednesday’s Statistics of Angola tried through Local HI 37 LO 26 PRC. 0 South Bend HI 35 LO 26 PRC. 0 legislation to prevent Fort Wayne HI 38 LO 27 PRC. 0 Indianapolis HI 41 LO 27 PRC. 0 Butler from exercising his First Amendment rights in opening a Showgirl club in Today's Forecast City/Region Angola. High | Low temps Forecast for Thursday, Nov. 14 Attorneys for the city, MICH. on the other hand, claim Chicago Butler had not taken the 46° | 34° South Bend proper steps to open a 41° | 28° Fort Wayne strip club in the city before 43° | 27° Fronts Pressure new ordinances governing sexually oriented businesses OHIO Lafayette ILL. and where they can be 46° | 25° -10s -0s 0s 10s 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s 110s located were approved Indianapolis by the Angola Common 50° | 28° Today’s drawing by: Council. Terre Haute L. Stahly A ruling from Miller is 50° | 25° not expected until after the Submit your weather holidays. Evansville KY. drawings to: Weather Louisville 52° | 28° That and other points Drawings, Editorial Dept. 54° | 28° P.O. Box 39, Kendallville, were made Wednesday © 2013 IN 46755 during final arguments by attorneys battling the case. The hearing was on a motion for a preliminary injunction against the city that would effectively negate actions taken Sept. 17, 2012, and Nov. 19, 2012, to change the city’s laws on sexually oriented businesses. Butler bought the former Slider’s Grill and Bar property at 310 W. Wendell BY AARON ORGAN “Twelve percent, you The council also: Jacob Ave. in August 2012 just feel like you dodged • tabled a reading of an with the intent of opening a WATERLOO — The a bullet, don’t you?” said employee salary ordinance Showgirl strip club. Butler Waterloo Town Council council President Candi that called for 2 percent owns Showgirl III in Fort Tuesday night renewed the Surber. raises for town employees Wayne. town’s health insurance Also Tuesday, the other than police officers, “The plaintiffs aren’t package, with premiums council passed the who would receive 6 percent asking for the world here,” hiked 12 percent. fiscal plan for a planned raises in pay. Council said attorney Matt Hoffer The council approved annexation of a tract of members would be exempt on behalf of Butler and his the renewal with provider land that would allow metal from pay raises, according wife, Sandra, who have sued United Healthcare ahead recycler Metal X to expand to the ordinance. The of a Dec. 1 deadline that its operations. council tabled the ordinance the city, claiming their First and 14th Amendment rights would have forced the town The fiscal plan describes to further discuss personnel were violated. “What we into Affordable Care Act the characteristics of matters. policies, Clerk-Treasurer the territory and state of • approved paying Butler- don’t want to face is prior restraint (of free speech) and Renata Ford explained. The development on the 75 based SFM Construction buffer restrictions.” town now can wait a year, acres of land stretching $3,835 to repair structural Scott Bergthold, she said. from Interstate 69 east to issues at Town Hall. The attorney for the city and its The insurance plan South Commerce Drive company in its quote said employees Dean Twitchell, remains the same from and south to C.R. 28 on the the second floor sags an building commissioner, years before, with the town town’s western edge. The inch, and it will install joist and Vivian Likes, city covering 60 percent and annexation would allow hangers and jack posts to planner, argued that Butler’s the employee picking up Metal X to grow its facility remedy the situation. the remaining 40 percent at 225 S. Commerce Drive. • approved paying Merritt attorneys failed to meet the required tests for relief of premiums. The cost The council will consider Enterprise LLC $10,700 to through an injunction. itself is the only change, the annexation ordinance at demolish a home at 375 N. “They have failed to Ford said. a Nov. 26 meeting. Center St. Sunrise Friday 7:29 a.m.


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Kerry fears ruining Iran talks WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry warned Congress Wednesday against scuttling a historic opportunity for a nuclear pact with Iran by pressing ahead with new sanctions while international negotiators close in on a deal aimed at ending fears that Tehran is trying to assemble an atomic weapons arsenal. Kerry, who as a senator joined the effort to impose crippling oil, trade and

investment restrictions on Iran, said the United States and other world powers are united behind an offer they presented to Iranian negotiators in Geneva last week. But he said new action now from U.S. lawmakers could shatter the international coalition made up of countries with interests as divergent as France, Russia and China, ending hopes of a peaceful end to the decade-long nuclear standoff with the Islamic republic.

“We put these sanctions in place in order to be able to put us in the strongest position possible to be able to negotiate. We now are negotiating,” Kerry told reporters ahead of testifying before the Senate Banking Committee. “And the risk is that if Congress were to unilaterally move to raise sanctions, it could break faith in those negotiations, and actually stop them and break them apart.”

SUSPECT: Shaffer to be held 15 days without bail 77 days of the 10-year sentence he originally imposed after she was convicted of neglect of a dependent in the 2009 death of 16-month old Alissa Guernsey. Groups of people from around the nation have since shown up regularly on the LaGrange courthouse lawn to march and carry signs, protesting VanDerbeck’s decision to release Shaffer early. Alissa Guernsey was the child of Shaffer’s cousin, Kelli Sprunger, who was said to be suffering from an emotional breakdown

and drug use after the death of Alissa’s father in a car crash. The child was placed in Shaffer’s care by child services officials. During Wednesday’s hearing, the judge entered a preliminary plea of not guilty for Shaffer on the two felony charges and appointed LaGrange attorney Travis Glick to represent her. Shaffer is scheduled back in court Dec. 23 at 1:30 p.m. for a pretrial conference. Shaffer’s arrest on two felony counts also could violate her probation in the neglect case, with the

potential to send her back to prison to serve the remainder of her 10year sentence. Probst agreed to the prosecutor’s request to hold Shaffer for 15 days without bail while the probation department investigates its case against her. The judge scheduled a hearing to discuss Shaffer’s potential probation violation for Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 11 a.m. in the LaGrange County Circuit Courtroom. Once the 15-day hold on Shaffer expires, she would then be held for $5,000 bond.


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justify all … of these factors,” Bergthold said. He said the city was correct in enacting laws governing sexually oriented businesses on Sept. 17, 2012, and that Showgirl could not be grandfathered for use under a previous ordinance because it had not yet opened. “They were never in a position to operate a sexually oriented business,” Bergthold said. Wednesday afternoon’s hearing was a continuation of an Oct. 25 hearing on the motion for preliminary injunction. The hearing lasted just short of four hours. Miller ordered Butler’s attorneys to submit within a week a draft of how they believe an injunction, if granted, should read. In another 30 days, the attorneys are supposed to submit proposed findings. Most of Wednesday’s hearing was devoted to further testimony by Likes in cross examination. Hoffer tried to implicate Likes in delaying Butler’s efforts to get an improvement location permit until city zoning law was changed. “Did you intentionally delay processing the permit?” Bergthold asked Likes. “No,” she responded. Hoffer implied that Likes failed to answer emails from Seibert, though Likes testified she could not recall if that were the case. When Butler did apply for an improvement location permit in November 2012, it took nearly a month for Likes to deny the request due to an alleged lack of information. City regulations say a permit can’t be accepted for consideration if it is incomplete, and Likes said the Butler application was a mess. Bergthold said Butler ignored the city’s opinion on public gathering places, yet took no action to appeal. Hoffer said Twitchell has lied about his knowledge of Butler’s intent, first testifying in a February appeals hearing that he

thought the former Slider’s was going to become a steak house. Then, Hoffer said, “(Twitchell) let slip that he knew” that the property was going to be a strip club when he said in court that a wall he questioned was for a dressing room for the dancers. “Why is it there was this change of heart for Mr. Twitchell?” Hoffer asked. “What changed is the city put the screws to Dean Twitchell.” Bergthold said Butler was not allowed to claim a vested right to operate because he violated city law in removing a load-bearing wall, for which a permit is required. Also, Bergthold said, all of the allegations made about Twitchell were for activity that should be considered moot because Butler’s property would not meet the setback standard of the Sept. 17, 2012, sexually oriented business law, which requires 750 feet of separation from any property that contains a residence. The Butler property abuts at least three properties that contain residential structures. Hoffer argued that shortly after Butler purchased the property, the city sprang into action to enact laws that would prevent Butler from opening. “The important thing was keeping a gentlemen’s club out of town,” Hoffer said. While there might be a ruling shortly after the new year on the motion for preliminary injunction, the case could be far from over. Still on the table is a motion from the city for summary judgment, which is a request of the judge to make a ruling based on written arguments. Beyond that, there likely could be appeals by either side if they lose, and if their pockets are deep enough. During discussion about certain documents that would be allowed as evidence, attorneys for both sides said they wanted certain items admitted so they would be on the record in the event of an appeal.

SCHOOL: Control of education system is at stake FROM PAGE A1

of conducting a “complete takeover” of education policy over the past month. A Pence spokeswoman said he has worked “in good faith” with Ritz. At stake is control of Indiana’s education system and the sweeping education changes put in place by Bennett and former Gov. Mitch

Daniels. Indiana Republicans approved the nation’s most sweeping school voucher law in 2011 and have expanded on it somewhat, in addition to dozens of other changes long sought by conservative education reformers. Former Bennett staffers have accused Ritz of targeting Bennett with a series of public records

releases. The Associated Press obtained campaign fundraising lists Bennett and his staff kept on state computers. The other members of the state board, all of whom were appointed by Pence or Daniels, have accused Ritz of dragging her feet in implementing laws she openly campaigned against last year.

HISTORIAN: Official marker planned for Leasure FROM PAGE A1

gave up most of her medical practice to focus on her educational work, serving as a teacher and principal of Auburn City Schools. She also was an author and noted speaker. Leasure played a key role in establishing the first public library in Auburn and what eventually would become Eckhart Public Library. In 1911, she became the first woman elected to public office in Indiana by winning election as the county school superintendent. “School superintendents were elected positions at the time. Dr. Leasure was not only the first woman elected to public office, but she also became the first female school superinten-

dent in Indiana, as well. It was a distinction that clearly illustrated Dr. Leasure appealed to many people across DeKalb County. She was admired and respected,” Bry said. Special legislation had to be enacted for Dr. Leasure to take her oath of office, because women did not have the right to vote in the United States at that time, Bry added. Leasure died at her home in Auburn in 1931. Her husband, John, would follow in 1932. They were preceded in death by a daughter, Flossie. Their son, John, pursued a career in the medical field like his mother, but lived most of his life in Indianapolis, where Bry found members of the Leasure family living today.

“The family is honored the community is at last recognizing their grandmother, and it is long overdue,” Bry said. A special proclamation from state Sen. Dennis Kruse will be presented to the family during Saturday’s program. In April 2014, Bry will begin a year-long process with the Indiana Historical Society to erect an official state historic marker to Leasure. It would be the second official state historic marker in the county. Bry also is contacting school corporations in the county, outlining Leasure’s achievements and asking that one of the school districts in the county consider naming a facility in Leasure’s honor.


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Nov. 1 4 , 1 970 — Forty-three members of the Marshall football team die when t heir chartered plane crashes in Kenova, W.Va. Nov. 1 4 , 1 9 92 — Marshall Faulk darts out of a monthlong slump with 3 00 yards and four touchdowns as San Diego St ate beats Hawaii 52-28. Nov. 1 4, 1 9 93 — Don Shula breaks George Halas’ c areer record for victories with No. 325 as the Miami Dolphins defeat Philadelphia 1 9-1 4. Shula’s record: 325-1 53-6 in 3 1 seasons with Baltimore and Miami; Halas, 324-1 5 1-3 1 in 4 0 seasons with Chic ago. Nov. 1 4 , 200 4 — Peyton Manning shreds Houston for 320 yards and five t ouchdowns, tying N F L record with his third game this season with five TD passes. Vikings’ Daunte Culpepper set the record earlier t his season.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A.J. Hammons didn’t look like he’d missed any playing time. Purdue’s 7-foot center returned after being suspended for both exhibition games and the regularseason opener for violating team rules. He had 12 points, seven blocks and five rebounds in just 17 minutes to help the Boilermakers beat Central Connecticut State 109-73 on Wednesday night. Hammons said he was glad to be back. “It felt really great, to tell you the truth,” he said. “Sitting on the bench kind of sucked. It felt good to be out there with my teammates.” Hammons wasn’t trying to make up for lost time when he returned. “I just came out to play,” he said. “Coaches told me to just focus and don’t try to do too much extra stuff. They said to just come out and play. I made a couple of good plays, I guess, at the beginning and it just kept going into the second half.” At times last season, Hammons could be lured into committing fouls on his block attempts. He got his seven blocks on Wednesday while committing just one foul. “We talk about it,” Purdue coach Matt Painter said. “We watch film in terms of when to wall up and stay big and when to be able to commit


Purdue’s Jay Simpson and Central Connecticut State’s Faronte Drakeford compete for rebounding position in an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday in West Lafayette.

to blocking a shot. You don’t realize how big he is until sometimes when he just actually raises his hands, and sometimes, he’ll block a shot just standing flat on his feet.” Terone Johnson scored 17 points, Rapheal Davis scored 14 points and Errick Peck and Ronnie Johnson each added 11 for the Boilermakers (2-0), who bounced back from a shaky effort in a 77-76 win over

Northern Kentucky on Nov. 8. The Boilermakers shot 54 percent from the field and committed just nine turnovers. It was the highest point total by a Purdue team since scoring 119 against LIU-Brooklyn on Nov. 14, 1997. Kyle Vinales scored 22 points for Central Connecticut State, but he made just 6 of 21 field goals.

Faronte Drakeford added 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Blue Devils (0-2). “We were basically helpless,” Central Connecticut coach Howie Dickenman said. “I’ve been around the block a little bit, but I don’t think I’ve ever used the word ‘helpless’ because we just didn’t have any answers.” Central Connecticut started off on an 8-2 run. After Purdue evened things up at 10, the Blue Devils pushed their lead out to 17-12. The Boilermakers responded with an 18-0 run that spanned more than five minutes to take control of the game. “We just decided that we were going to lock down and play harder than the way we had before,” Peck said. “We got some rebounds, got the ball moving a little bit. Just rebounding the ball was really key.” Purdue shot 54 percent in the first half, taking a 54-32 lead at the break. Johnson scored 10 points in the first half while Peck added seven. Hammons had six points and five blocks in 10 minutes of action in the first half. “He seemed like he did whatever he wanted to do,” Dickenman said. “Big, wide, space-eater, and we just couldn’t handle him.”

Team concept huge for Pacers Kershaw, INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Paul George looked up at the scoreboard Monday night and realized Lance Stephenson was closing in on a triple-double, he got right to work. As George went on another scoring binge to help the Pacers pull away from Memphis, he wanted Stephenson to share the spotlight. So George quickly made a 20-foot jumper with 10:56 left in the game, giving Stephenson his 10th assist, then jogged over to his teammate and gave him a low-five. It’s hardly an unprecedented sight around the NBA, but in a league that has been built on big names, individual numbers and 1-on-1 matchups, George’s reaction was emblematic of what the Pacers have become — a team that celebrates everyone’s accomplishments. “I think it’s different from most of the teams I’ve been around, other than the last two or three years,” said coach Frank Vogel, who has spent 17 seasons working in the NBA. “I think this is the most selfless team I’ve been part of.” What the NBA’s last unbeaten team has cobbled together is a perfect mix of productivity, stability and camaraderie. Four of Indiana’s five starters are averaging double figures, led by George (24.9 points) and Stephenson (14.3). Fans have already been serenading George with chants of “MVP! MVP!”, and Stephenson has made no secret he wants to become the next Indiana player to earn the league’s Most Improved Player Award. George won it last season.

Scherzer win Cy Young

NEW YORK (AP) — Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Max Scherzer of the Detroit Tigers breezed Wednesday to baseball’s Cy Young Awards. Kershaw won the prize as the National League’s best pitcher for the second time in three seasons after posting a 1.83 ERA — lowest in the majors in 13 years. “This is such a cool thing. I can’t even explain what it means to me,” Kershaw said in an interview on MLB Network. “It really is a huge honor.” The 25-year-old lefty with a big-breaking curve drew 29 of 30 first-place votes from members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals was picked first on one ballot. AP Kershaw went 16-9 and topped the NL with 232 strikeouts. He Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson reacts to hitting a also won the Cy Young Award in three-point basket against the Memphis Grizzlies in the first half 2011 and finished second last year of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis Monday. The Pacers to knuckleballer R.A. Dickey. remain undefeated on the season. Scherzer took the AL honor Hill is continuing to develop his Center Roy Hibbert is on the after leading the majors with ball-handling skills as he becomes a 21 wins. He received 28 of 30 cusp of joining the double-digit club, averaging 9.9 points, but he’s more consistent scorer. first-place votes. Add all of that to a vastly more excited about leading NBA The right-hander lost only three improved bench that is only going times and was the lone 20-game in blocks (4.4). His goal is to win to get deeper when Danny Granger winner in baseball. He ranked the league’s Defensive Player of returns from a strained left calf, the Year Award. second in the majors with 240 perhaps as early as next week, plus strikeouts and was fifth in the AL Power forward David West, Indiana’s inspirational leader, might the league’s No. 1 defense, and with a 2.90 ERA. it’s obvious why the Pacers could have gotten more money in free Scherzer smiled and raised become the NBA’s first team to go both arms when the results were agency last summer but decided 9-0 since the 2002-03 Mavericks, to stick around to make a title run announced. with his pals. And guard George SEE PACERS, PAGE B2 SEE CY, PAGE B2

Colts, Titans eager to play tonight NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Colts and Titans both feel embarrassed and disgusted with themselves, ready to move. They get to do so quickly. Indianapolis is coming off its worst loss since 2011, and Tennessee just became the first team to lose to the Jaguars. So both the Colts and Titans are eager to play again, even if their bodies still ache with a four-day turnaround. The faster the better so at least one team can ease the pain in this AFC South showdown. “That we can get back on the field as soon as possible and atone for our sins if you will,” Colts quarterback Andrew Luck said of playing Thursday night. “I’m sure the Titans are feeling the same way.” The Colts lost 38-8 to St. Louis and former Titans coach Jeff Fisher last week in their worst loss since being routed by 55 points in New Orleans in 2011. They fell behind early — again — and Luck couldn’t pull them out of another hole. Still,

they have a two-game lead over the Titans in the AFC South, and a win would give them a road victory over each divisional team. “We know that’s going to be a heavyweight fight,” Colts coach Chuck Pagano said. The Titans not only are trying to bounce back from a short week but also the loss of their starting quarterback. Jake Locker suffered a Lisfranc injury to his right foot in last week’s 29-27 loss to Jacksonville, moving Ryan Fitzpatrick into the lineup for the rest of the season. This is the first of two games between these teams in three weeks. A Tennessee win not only trims the Colts’ lead in the division but keeps a franchise chasing its first playoff berth since 2008 in the mix for the AFC’s final wild-card berth. “Being able to get the Colts two times in three weeks, that’d be pretty good for us if we can pull that off,” Titans running back Chris Johnson said.


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basketball fans. Most of all, according to STATS. They he wanted guys who were play together. simply committed to doing “I think we just built that whatever it took to win. (chemistry) over the years,” The results have been George said Wednesday impressive. following a rare early season After falling to Miami in practice. “I think we always seven games in the Eastern wanted to pull for one Conference finals, the Pacers another before, but we didn’t returned this season on a know how to do it. As the bold mission to dethrone the years went on and our core two-time defending champs. stayed together, it’s helped. So far, so good. Now, when guys come in, On Monday, Indiana they understand how tight we completed a five-game sweep are and how they will fit in.” in seven days, something It’s no fluke. Vogel noted he had never When Larry Bird started before experienced. The transforming the Pacers from Pacers return to action again playoff outsiders into title this weekend with another hopefuls, he wanted to build back-to-back — Friday at around a group of players home against short-handed who worked relentlessly Milwaukee and Saturday at at improving. He wanted Chicago against a hobbled guys who were comfortable Derrick Rose (hamstring). filling roles and who could The quick start, the best in embrace a style that would franchise history, has already appeal to Indiana’s purist given the Pacers a leg up.


“It’s unbelievable. It just vindicates everything I’ve done,” he said, acknowledging all the run support he received from Detroit’s powerful lineup probably helped his candidacy. “I’ve been working so hard all these years to get better and better,” he added. “I think I took a big step forward in 2013.” Yu Darvish of the Texas Rangers was second, marking the highest finish by a Japanese-born pitcher in Cy Young voting. Hisashi Iwakuma of the Seattle Mariners came in third. Wainwright went 19-9 for St. Louis and finished behind Kershaw. Miami right-hander Jose Fernandez, picked earlier this week as the NL Rookie of the Year, was third. Kershaw’s win marked the record 11th time a

Dodgers pitcher has won the Cy Young since the award was first presented in 1956. Sandy Koufax won three times, and the Hall of Fame lefty has developed a friendship with Kershaw. Voting for the Cy Youngs was done before the playoffs began. Kershaw went 1-0 in two sharp starts against Atlanta in the division series, then lost twice to St. Louis in the NL championship. The Cardinals tagged him in a 9-0 romp in the clinching Game 6. “We came up short. I didn’t pitch the way I should have in the last game,” he said. Kershaw has been an All-Star the past three seasons and put up eye-popping statistics. Now, he said, the only thing left for him to do is win the World Series. “I want that ring,” he said.




Race: Ford EcoBoost 400 Where: Homestead-Miami Speedway When: Sunday, 3 p.m. (ET) TV: ESPN 2012 Winner: Jeff Gordon (right)

Race: Ford EcoBoost 300 Where: Homestead-Miami Speedway When: Saturday, 4:30 p.m. (ET) TV: ESPN 2012 Winner: Regan Smith

Race: Ford EcoBoost 200 Where: Homestead-Miami Speedway When: Friday, 8 p.m. (ET) TV: Fox Sports 1 2012 Winner: Cale Gale

Kevin Harvick victorious at Phoenix; closes current Sprint Cup chapter on positive note

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people, and I think as we move forward, will probably make us closer as friends. “I think that situation really put into perspective — just made you think about everything that we’ve been able to accomplish and the things that we’ve been through together. It’s more of a family conversation than it probably .HYLQ+DUYLFNFDSWXUHGWKHFKHFNHUHGÁDJ was a racing conver- for the win in the Sprint Cup AdvoCare 500 at sation.” Phoenix. Harvick said he and Childress have learned lots of life lessons together, including during the difficult times in 2001 when Dale Earnhardt was killed and Harvick was called on to take over his car. “You always try to take those Harvick in Victory Lane at Phoenix. situations, and you want to make your race team better, but in the end, you want to be a better person, and you try to take those situations and apply them to what you’re doing and make yourself better,” he said. “I think we’ve been through a lot of the situations. He’s taught me a lot about being a dad.” Childress said he’s proud of what he and Harvick have done, on and off the track. “This is just another chapter in life that we’re all living,” he said. “You’ve got to be tough to hang in there and make it, and we did a lot together. We’ve won a lot. We’ve been through some tough times.”

Nationwide Series driver’s and owner’s championships both up for grabs at Homestead-Miami

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With Jimmie Johnson leaving Phoenix International Raceway with a 28-point lead over Matt Kenseth and needing to finish just 23rd in this week’s season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway to secure his sixth Sprint Cup title, the post-race interviews at Phoenix were more like reflections on the season than buildup to the finale. Kenseth, who entered Phoenix just seven points out of the lead, struggled to a 23rd-place finish, so his only hopes for winning the title depend on a similar — and unlikely — collapse by Johnson at Homestead. Kenseth’s post-race comments came across like a concession speech, one in which he had nothing but praise for his No. 20 Toyota team, even though he’d just climbed from a car his crew was never able to get up to speed. “I’m obviously disappointed,” he said. “On the other hand, I couldn’t be happier and more proud of my team and, man … this has been the best year of my racing career, really. “It’s been an awesome season. You’re going to have days like this and of course we wanted to finish off here the last couple weeks. You can’t really just grab one race. “Some days are going to be great days, fortunately, for us, and others aren’t going to be as great.” His crew chief, Jason Ratcliff, shouldered the blame for the car’s lack of speed, and for confusion on a pit stop that cost them positions on the track. “Looking back on it now, the car just wasn’t responding the way that our typical Joe Gibbs Racing cars do,” he said. “They’re very responsive when you make changes to them. “All in all, I’m not so sure that our teammates didn’t fight something similar. So, I can’t say it’s a bad car. We just didn’t push the right button all weekend.” Over in the winner’s interview, Kevin Harvick and his car owner, Richard Childress — who will be separating after next weekend — seemed very happy to be able to close the current chapters of their lives on a positive note. That’s especially important to them after a dust-up at Martinsville in which Harvick was critical of Childress’ grandson Ty Dillon after the two crashed in the Camping World Truck Series race. Harvick even got emotional talking about his relationship with Childress, the only Cup owner he’s had for his entire career. “There’s no better way to go out than to do what we’ve done this year,” said Harvick, who took the lead coming to the white flag as race leader Carl Edwards ran out of fuel. “Obviously, we went to Martinsville and I said things that I shouldn’t have said and put everybody in a position that was not good, but I think we had conversations about things after that that probably made us closer as


Erik Jones breaks record as youngest NASCAR winner with Truck victory at Phoenix

Mark Martin scratch, it will be pretty cool,” he said. “It will be one tremendous career that we did some really great things and I got out of it without paying a big price.” Through his career, Martin has won 40 Cup races, 49 in the Nationwide Series and seven more in the Camping World Truck Series. He indicated he’ll probably do some testing and other work for Stewart-Haas Racing next year. Bobby Labonte has maintained that he’s open to more driving jobs, even if they’re in the Nationwide or Truck Series. Burton said he doesn’t foresee any of

Bobby Labonte the group walking away from NASCAR entirely. “I find it hard to believe that we won’t still be around in some form or fashion,” he said. “Now the chances that any of us are going to be running for a Cup championship next year are obviously next to nothing. But Mark Martin has a tremendous amount of value of being able to have a positive impact on this sport in some form. So does Bobby Labonte, and I feel that about myself as well.” Burton said it’s inevitable that older drivers eventually move on, creating opportunities for a new crop of young drivers. “When I came in, a spot was created for me, somehow, some way,” he said. “It’s just the natural cycle of things.”



2013 Sprint Cup finale could mark end of an era for some established NASCAR stars It’s looking like Sunday’s Sprint Cup season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway could mark the end of a major era as far as some of the sport’s established stars are concerned. The Ford 400 likely will be the final Sprint Cup start for veteran Ken Schrader, and it could be the last for Bobby Labonte, who has not announced plans for 2014 and is losing his ride in the No. 47 Toyota. Mark Martin also said he has no immediate plans to continue racing. Jeff Burton will make his final run in the No. 31 Chevrolet at Richard Childress Racing, but he’s not revealed his plans for next season other than to say he’ll be racing somewhere. Bill Elliott hasn’t made an official retirement announcement, but he hasn’t competed in Cup since July 2012, and Terry Labonte, now a part-time competitor, indicated recently that he doesn’t plan to continue racing indefinitely. Juan Pablo Montoya also will be leaving the NASCAR scene, taking a full-time IndyCar ride with Roger Penske next season. Martin, 54, told reporters at Phoenix that he’s not planning on racing after Homestead, where he’ll complete his stint at the wheel of the No. 14 Chevrolet usually driven by Tony Stewart, who is out with a broken leg. “If I get through Homestead without a

Both the driver’s and owner’s championships in the Nationwide Series are very much in play in Saturday’s season-ending Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Austin Dillon enters the race with an eightpoint lead over Sam Hornish Jr. in the driver contest after the two finished third and fifth, respectively, at Phoenix International Raceway last Saturday. On the owner’s side, J.D. Gibbs moved to within four points of leader Roger Penske after Gibbs’ No. 54, driven by Kyle Busch, scored his 12th win of the season. Penske entered the race up by 26 over Gibbs, but his No. 22 Ford, driven by Brad Keselowski, was damaged in a crash and finished 19th. Hornish, who does not have a ride for 2014, said he believes his eight-point deficit to Dillon can be overcome, and he said it would mean a lot to him to be able to capitalize on what could be his last chance to win a NASCAR title. “I want to win the championship because at this point in time, I don’t know what the opportunities for me to win another one will be,” he said. “I feel like this last year has shown something that I’ve known for a while, and it’s just me being able to back it up with the results. “We don’t have as many wins as we’d like to at this point, but I feel like being able to go out there and race against top-level Cup guys and to race the way that we did [at Phoenix] and throughout the season — I feel pretty good about that, so I’ve got my head held high on that one, and we’re going to continue to work hard to try to figure out how to continue to be in this sport as long as I can.” Busch said he was happy to be able to put Gibbs within reach of the owner’s title, especially after a disappointing 26th-place run at Texas the week before.

The youth movement continues in the Camping World Truck Series as another age record was set at Phoenix International Raceway last Friday. Erik Jones became the circuit’s youngest winner, at 17 years, 5 months and 9 days old. Erik Jones He broke the record celebrates his set earlier this year Lucas Oil 150 by Chase Elliott, who win at Phoenix. won at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park at age 17 years, 9 months and 4 days. Jones, racing in the Truck Series for the fifth time, led a race-high 84 laps [of 150] and made a daring pass on Ross Chastain with nine laps remaining to get the victory, which gives him top-10 finishes in all his Truck Series starts. “Being able to be the youngest winner here and get this deal done in the Truck Series is amazing,” Jones said. “Never would have ever thought I’d have the opportunity in the Truck Series this year before they lowered the age for these [shorter] tracks.” Jones got the win drivingDrivers the same Toyota in the top 10 Laps from the Kyle Busch Motorsports shoppoints that in Sprint Cup completed a victory victhis Darrell Wallace his historic this season by JamieJr. drove inwithout season: Dale McMurray, tops among all Speedway tory at Martinsville twoEarnhardt weeks Jr., Clint Bowyer and Kurt Sprint Cup drivers. before. Busch. Veteran Laps Truck led driver Matt Crafton finDrivers who have ished fifththis atseason Phoenix and only needs to started every Sprint by Jimmie start Friday’s season finale at Homestead Cup race this season. Johnson, the most of any to secure his first series championship. Sprint Cup driver.








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Prep Football How Top 10 Indiana high school boys football teams fared: Class 6A 1. Penn (12-0) beat Portage, 28-7, beat Chesterton, 30-0, beat Lake Central, 33-6, vs. Carmel, Friday. 2. Indpls Ben Davis (8-3) beat Avon, 35-14, lost to Pike, 34-32. 3. Center Grove (11-1) beat New Albany, 70-14, beat Jeffersonville 35-0, beat Southport, 56-14, at Warren Central, Friday. 4. Southport (11-1) beat Perry Meridian, 45-19, beat Indianapolis Tech, 27-10, lost to Center Grove, 56-14. 5. Fishers (9-2) beat Noblesville, 17-13, lost to Carmel, 35-20. 6. Carmel (9-3) beat Hamilton Southeastern, 40-7, beat Fishers, 35-20, beat Carroll (Forty Wayne), 38-7, at Penn, Friday. 7. Merrillville (9-2) beat Lafayette Jeff, 39-18, lost to Lake Central, 31-0. 8. Warren Central (9-3) beat Lawrence Central, 14-0, beat North Central (Indianapolis), 14-7, beat Pike, 24-21, vs. Center Grove, Friday. 9. Indpls Pike (7-5) beat Brownsburg, 57-7, beat Ben Davis, 34-32, lost to Warren Central, 24-21. 10. Hamilton Southeastern (7-3) lost to Carmel, 40-7. Class 5A 1. Westfield (10-1) beat Harrison (West Lafayette), 42-14, beat McCutcheon, 45-21, at Ft. Wayne Snider, Friday. 2. Terre Haute North (9-2) idle, beat Castle, 38-13, beat Evansville North, 42-7, vs. Bloomington North, Friday. 3. Whiteland (9-2) beat Franklin, 24-22, beat Floyd Central, 41-20, vs. Indpls Cathedral, Friday. 4. Ft. Wayne Snider (9-2) beat Fort Wayne Wayne, 15-7, beat Fort Wayne North, 17-14, OT, vs. Westfield, Friday. 5. Indpls Cathedral (7-5) beat Decatur Central, 54-26, beat Zionsville, 35-21, beat Anderson, 56-13, at Whiteland, Friday. 6. Martinsville (7-3) lost to Bloomington South, 55-22. 7. Mishawaka (9-3) beat LaPorte, 38-14, beat South Bend Adams, 27-0, beat Munster, 24-17, at Concord, Friday. 8. Concord (9-2) beat Elkhart Memorial, 23-7, beat Elkhart Central, 34-0, vs. Mishawaka, Friday. 9. Ft. Wayne North (7-4) beat Huntington North, 42-20, lost to Fort Wayne Snider, 17-14, OT. 10. Munster (7-4) beat Michigan City, 21-13, lost to Mishawaka, 24-17. Class 4A 1. Columbus East (12-0) beat Madison, 55-6, beat Greenwood, 49-14, beat Shelbyville, 42-7, vs. Jasper, Friday. 2. New Palestine (12-0) beat Pendleton Heights, 62-40, beat Muncie South, 53-0, beat Mount Vernon (Fortville), 33-0, vs. Indpls Chatard, Friday. 3. New Prairie (12-0) beat Kankakee Valley, 62-0, beat Plymouth, 42-21, beat South Bend St. Joseph, 28-6, at E. Chicago, Friday. 4. Indpls Chatard (9-3) beat Northview, 48-7, beat Danville, 49-6, beat Indpls Roncalli, 28-8, at New Palestine, Friday. 5. Leo (10-1) beat Wawasee, 35-7, lost to East Noble, 10-7. 6. Jasper (11-1) beat Ev. Harrison, 40-7, beat Ev. Central, 28-7, beat Ev. Reitz, 17-9, at Columbus East, Friday. 7. Indpls Roncalli (8-4) beat Mooresville, 48-6, beat Lebanon 28-0, lost to Indpls Chatard, 28-8. 8. New Haven (11-1) beat Fort Wayne South, 47-14, beat Frankfort 47-0, beat Norwell, 37-7, Ft. Wayne Dwenger, Friday. 9. E. Noble (9-3) beat NorthWood, 55-21, beat Leo, 10-7, lost to Fort Wayne Dwenger, 33-13. 10. Mt. Vernon (Hancock) (9-3) beat Beech Grove, 49-14, beat Greenfield-Central, 16-13, lost to New Palestine, 33-0. Class 3A 1. Andrean (12-0) beat Knox, 58-6, beat Calumet, 52-12, beat John Glenn, 42-0, vs. Jimtown, Friday. 2. Gibson Southern (12-0) beat Vincennes Lincoln, 42-21, beat Evansville Memorial, 29-23, beat Evansville Bosse, 39-35, vs. Brownstown, Friday. 3. Batesville (9-1) lost to Indian Creek, 17-14. 4. Brownstown (12-0) beat Washington, 62-30, beat North Harrison, 52-13, beat Charlestown, 62-6, at Gibson Southern, Friday. 5. Yorktown (10-2) beat Eastbrook, 21-20, beat Northwestern, 49-7, lost to West Lafayette, 54-41. 6. W. Lafayette (11-1) beat Delta, 50-12, beat Western, 34-7, beat Yorktown, 54-41, vs. Ft. Wayne Concordia, Friday. 7. Indpls Brebeuf (9-3) beat North Montgomery, 48-14, beat Western Boone, 24-0, beat Tri-West, 42-21, at Guerin Catholic, Friday. 8. Western (9-2) beat Mississinewa, 41-28, lost to West Lafayette, 34-7. 9. Ft. Wayne Concordia (9-3) beat Lakeland, 28-14, beat Bellmont, 48-15, beat Fort Wayne Luers, 42-21, at W. Lafayette, Friday. 10. Hamilton Hts. (8-3) beat Lawrenceburg, 55-7, lost to Indian Creek, 34-27. Class 2A 1. Ev. Mater Dei (11-1) beat Forest Park, 49-7, beat Sullivan, 35-20, lost to Southridge, 21-19. 2. Lafayette Catholic (9-2) beat N. Putnam, 51-0, lost to Tipton, 28-24. 3. Indpls Ritter (10-2) beat Indpls Washington, 58-20, beat Monrovia, 48-12, beat Speedway, 35-10, at Indpls Scecina, Friday. 4. Indpls Scecina (10-2) beat Centerville, 49-13, beat Winchester, 48-8, beat Shenandoah, 46-14, vs. Indpls Ritter, Friday. 5. Rensselaer (10-2) beat Hammond Noll, 52-19, beat N. Judson, 43-14, beat Bowman Academy, 40-12, vs. Bremen, Friday. 6. Southridge (10-2) beat Tell City, 28-27, beat North Posey, 27-21, beat Ev. Mater Dei, 21-19, at Paoli, Friday. 7. Tipton (9-3) beat Lewis Cass, 38-13, beat Lafayette Central Catholic, 28-24, beat Delphi, 37-21, vs. Oak Hill, Friday. 8. Triton Central (9-3) beat Milan, 35-0, beat Providence 28-7, lost to Paoli, 21-14. 9. Churubusco (8-3) beat Eastside, 28-13, lost to Bremen 35-28. 10. Woodlan (8-4) beat Central Noble, 57-26, beat Prairie Hts. 32-6, lost to Bremen, 20-13. Class 1A 1. Linton (12-0) beat Union (Dugger), 71-0, beat Tecumseh 28-24, beat Perry Central, 42-9, at Fountain Central, Friday. 2. N. Vermillion (10-1) beat Rockville, 27-6, lost to Attica 13-7. 3. Winamac (12-0) beat Lake Station, 73-14, beat Whiting 41-20, beat West Central, 33-7, at Pioneer, Friday. 4. Eastern (Hancock) (12-0) beat Union City, 78-27, beat Cambridge City 62-0, beat Northeastern, 57-36, at S. Putnam, Friday. 5. S. Putnam (11-1) beat Trinity Lutheran, 64-0, beat W. Washington 26-13, beat Indianapolis Lutheran, 42-28, vs. Eastern (Hancock), Friday. 6. Fountain Central (11-1) beat Riverton Parke, 68-12, beat N. Central (Farmersburg) 34-20, beat Attica, 48-12, at Linton, Friday. 7. Whiting (9-2) beat LaVille, lost to Winamac 41-20. 8. Tri-Central (11-1) beat Clinton Central, 37-6, beat Sheridan 35-7, beat Clinton Prairie, 32-0, at S. Adams, Friday. 9. Pioneer (10-2) beat Seeger, 59-6, beat Carroll (Flora) 41-6, beat Frontier, 32-0, vs. Winamac, Friday. 10. N. Central (Farmersburg) (8-3) beat Turkey Run, 46-0, lost to Fountain Central 34-20.

Friday’s Games CLASS 6A Semistate Penn (12-0) at Carmel (9-3), 7:30 p.m. Center Grove (11-1) at Warren Central (9-3), 7 p.m. Class 5A Regional Mishawaka (9-3) at Concord (9-2), 7 p.m. Westfield (10-1) at Fort Wayne Snider (9-2), 7:30 p.m. Indianapolis Cathedral (7-5) at Whiteland (9-2), 7 p.m. Bloomington North (7-4) at Terre Haute North (9-2), 7 p.m. Class 4A Regional New Prairie (12-0) at East Chicago Central (10-2), 8 p.m. New Haven (11-1) at Fort Wayne Dwenger (9-3), 7 p.m. Indianapolis Chatard (9-3) at New Palestine (12-0), 7 p.m. Jasper (11-1) at Columbus East (12-0), 8 p.m. Class 3A Regional Jimtown (10-2) at Andrean (12-0), 8 p.m. Fort Wayne Concordia (9-3) at West Lafayette (11-1), 7 p.m. Brebeuf Jesuit (9-3) at Guerin Catholic (5-7), 7 p.m. Brownstown Central (12-0) at Gibson Southern (12-0), 8 p.m. Class 2A Regional Bremen (9-3) at Rensselaer Central (10-2), 7:30 p.m. Oak Hill (9-3) at Tipton (9-3), 7 p.m. Indianapolis Ritter (10-2) at Indianapolis Scecina (10-2), 7 p.m. Southridge (10-2) at Paoli (10-2), 7:30 p.m. Class 1A Regional Winamac (12-0) at Pioneer (10-2), 7 p.m. Tri-Central (11-1) at South Adams (5-7), 7:30 p.m. Eastern Hancock (12-0) at South Putnam (11-1), 7 p.m. Fountain Central (11-1) at LintonStockton (12-0), 7:30 p.m.

National Football League 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 Jacksonville 1 8 0 .111 115 291 North W L T Pct PF PA Cincinnati 6 4 0 .600 234 186 Cleveland 4 5 0 .444 172 197 Baltimore 4 5 0 .444 188 189 Pittsburgh 3 6 0 .333 179 218 West W L T Pct PF PA Kansas City 9 0 01.000 215 111 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, 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. Thursday, Nov. 21 New Orleans at Atlanta, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24 Minnesota at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Houston, 1 p.m. San Diego at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Chicago at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Detroit, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Carolina at Miami, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Indianapolis at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. Dallas at N.Y. Giants, 4:25 p.m. Denver at New England, 8:30 p.m. Open: Buffalo, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Seattle Monday, Nov. 25 San Francisco at Washington, 8:40 p.m. Team Rankings AFC Offense Defense Total Rush Pass Total Rush Pass BAL 14 15 8 8 6 11 BUF 8 2 15 10 10 10 CIN 3 9 3 2 5 4 CLE 13 13 7 3 3 6 DEN 1 11 1 14 2 16 HOU 4 5 5 1 7 1 IND 6 8 6 13 13 12 JAX 16 16 11 15 16 8 KAN 12 6 14 6 11 3 MIA 15 12 10 11 12 9 NWE 5 3 9 12 15 7 NYJ 9 4 13 4 1 14 OAK 10 1 16 9 4 13 PIT 7 14 4 7 14 2 SND 2 10 2 16 8 15 TEN 11 7 12 5 9 5 NFC Offense Defense Total Rush Pass Total Rush Pass ARI 14 13 10 6 2 8 ATL 8 16 4 11 14 11 CAR 10 6 14 1 1 3 CHI 6 8 5 12 16 10 DAL 9 14 8 16 15 16 DET 5 10 2 10 4 13 GBY 2 5 3 9 7 9 MIN 15 9 13 14 10 14 NOR 1 12 1 4 13 2 NYG 12 15 9 5 5 5 PHL 3 1 6 15 8 15 SEA 7 2 12 2 9 1 SNF 11 4 16 3 6 4 STL 13 11 11 8 12 7 TAM 16 7 15 7 3 6 WAS 4 3 7 13 11 12 NFL Offense Defense Total Rush Pass Total Rush Pass ARI 27 24 19 13 3 20 ATL 14 32 6 25 27 25 BAL 29 30 17 15 10 18 BUF 16 7 29 19 22 17 CAR 20 10 28 2 2 4T CHI 10 15 8 26 31 23 CIN 8 18 7 4 9 7 CLE 25 26 16 5 6 10 DAL 19 28 13 32 28 32 DEN 1 20 1 23 4 30 DET 6 21 3 24 8 27 GBY 3 6 5 18 13 21 HOU 9 11 12 1 16 1 IND 13 16 15 22 26 19 JAX 32 31 22 28 32 13 KAN 24 12 27 10 24 6 MIA 30 25 21 20 25 16 MIN 28 17 25 30 17 29 NOR 2 23 2 7 23 3 NWE 12 8 18 21 30 12 NYG 23 29 14 12 11 11 NYJ 17 9 26 8 1 24 OAK 18 5 31 16 7 22 PHL 4 1 9 31 14 31


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NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Philadelphia 5 4 .556 — Toronto 4 5 .444 1 Boston 4 5 .444 1 New York 3 4 .429 1 Brooklyn 2 4 .333 1½ Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 5 3 .625 — Atlanta 4 4 .500 1 Charlotte 4 4 .500 1 Orlando 4 5 .444 1½ Washington 2 6 .250 3 Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 8 0 1.000 — Chicago 3 3 .500 4 Cleveland 3 6 .333 5½ Milwaukee 2 5 .286 5½ Detroit 2 5 .286 5½ WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 8 1 .889 — Dallas 5 3 .625 2½ Houston 5 4 .556 3 New Orleans 3 5 .375 4½ Memphis 3 5 .375 4½ Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 5 1 .833 — Portland 5 2 .714 ½ Minnesota 6 3 .667 ½ 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 5 3 .625 ½ L.A. Lakers 4 5 .444 2 Sacramento 1 5 .167 3½ Tuesday’s Games Miami 118, Milwaukee 95 Dallas 105, Washington 95 Golden State 113, Detroit 95 L.A. Lakers 116, New Orleans 95 Wednesday’s Games Orlando 94, Milwaukee 91 Philadelphia 123, Houston 117, OT Charlotte 89, Boston 83 Minnesota 124, Cleveland 95 Toronto 103, Memphis 87 New York 95, Atlanta 91 San Antonio 92, Washington 79 L.A. Lakers at Denver, late New Orleans at Utah, late Phoenix at Portland, late Brooklyn at Sacramento, kate Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers, late Thursday’s Games Houston at New York, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Milwaukee at Indiana, 7 p.m. Chicago at Toronto, 7 p.m. Portland at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Denver, 8 p.m. Brooklyn at Phoenix, 9 p.m. San Antonio at Utah, 9 p.m. Memphis at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Detroit at Sacramento, 10:30 p.m.

National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 18 13 5 0 26 56 43 Boston 17 11 5 1 23 48 30 Toronto 18 11 6 1 23 52 42 Detroit 19 9 5 5 23 47 51 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 LOT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 18 11 7 0 22 51 42 Washington 19 10 8 1 21 61 55 N.Y. Rangers18 9 9 0 18 41 49 Carolina 18 7 7 4 18 34 49 New Jersey 18 6 7 5 17 38 46 N.Y. Islanders19 7 9 3 17 54 61 Philadelphia 18 7 10 1 15 33 45 Columbus 17 6 10 1 13 44 50 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Colorado 17 14 3 0 28 55 30 Chicago 18 12 2 4 28 66 49 Minnesota 19 11 4 4 26 50 41 St. Louis 16 11 2 3 25 54 37 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 LOT Pts GF GA Anaheim 20 15 4 1 31 68 48 Phoenix 19 13 4 2 28 63 58 San Jose 18 11 2 5 27 66 43 Vancouver 20 11 7 2 24 54 54 Los Angeles 18 11 6 1 23 52 44 Calgary 18 6 9 3 15 49 64 Edmonton 19 4 13 2 10 48 75 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. 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 3, Calgary 2, OT Wednesday’s Games Minnesota 2, Toronto 1, SO Philadelphia 2, Pittsburgh 1 Dallas at Edmonton, late 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. Friday’s Games Toronto at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Nashville at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Carolina, 7 p.m. Montreal at Columbus, 7 p.m. Boston at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Florida at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. San Jose at Edmonton, 10 p.m.

World Cup Soccer 2014 Qualifying Home countries listed first NORTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN-OCEANIA PLAYOFF Home-and-home Winner qualifies Wednesday, Nov. 13 At Mexico City Mexico 5, New Zealand 1 Wednesday, Nov. 20 At Wellington, New Zealand New Zealand vs. Mexico, 1 a.m. EUROPE PLAYOFFS Home-and-home Winners qualify Iceland vs. Croatia Friday, Nov. 15 At Reykjavik, Iceland Iceland vs. Croatia, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 At Zagreb, Croatia Croatia vs. Iceland, 2:15 p.m. Greece vs. Romania Friday, Nov. 15 At Piraeus, Greece Greece vs. Romania, 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 At Bucharest, Romania Romania vs. Greece, 2 p.m. Portugal vs. Sweden Friday, Nov. 15 At Lisbon, Portugal Portugal vs. Sweden, 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 At Stockholm Sweden vs. Portugal, 2:45 p.m. Ukraine vs. France Friday, Nov. 15 At Kiev, Ukraine Ukraine vs. France, 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 At Paris

France vs. Ukraine, 3 p.m. SOUTH AMERICA-ASIA PLAYOFF Home-and-home Winner qualifies Wednesday, Nov. 13 At Amman, Jordan Uruguay 5, Jordan 0 Wednesday, Nov. 20 At Montevideo, Uruguay Uruguay vs. Jordan, 6 p.m. AFRICA THIRD ROUND Home-and-home Winners qualify Ivory Coast vs. Senegal Saturday, Oct. 12 At Abidjan, Ivory Coast Ivory Coast 3, Senegal 1 Saturday, Nov. 16 At Casablanca, Morocco Senegal vs. Ivory Coast, 2 p.m. Ethiopia vs. Nigeria Sunday, Oct. 13 At Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Ethiopia 1, Nigeria 2 Saturday, Nov. 16 At Calabar, Nigeria Nigeria vs. Ethiopia, 2 p.m. Tunisia vs. Cameroon Sunday, Oct. 13 At Rades, Tunisia Tunisia 0, Cameroon 0 Sunday, Nov. 17 At Yaounde, Cameroon Cameroon vs. Tunisia, 9:30 a.m. Ghana vs. Egypt Tuesday, Oct. 15 At Kumasi, Ghana Ghana 6, Egypt 1 Monday, Nov. 18 At Cairo Egypt vs. Ghana, 11 a.m. Burkina Faso vs. Algeria Saturday, Oct. 12 At Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Burkina Faso 3, Algeria 2 Tuesday, Nov. 19 At Blida, Algeria Algeria vs. Bukina Faso, 1:15 p.m.

U.S. Soccer 2013 Schedule All Times EST (Won 16, Lost 3, Tied 2) Tuesday, Jan. 29 — United States 0, Canada 0 q-Wednesday, Feb. 6 — Honduras 2, United States 1 q-Friday, March 22 — United States 1, Costa Rica 0 q-Tuesday, March 26 — United States 0, Mexico 0 Wednesday, May 29 — Belgium 4, United States 2 Sunday, June 2 — United States 4, Germany 3 q-Friday, June 7 — United States 2, Jamaica 1 q-Tuesday, June 11 — United States 2, Panama 0 q-Tuesday, June 18 — United States 1, Honduras 0 Friday, July 5 — United States 6, Guatemala 0 a-Tuesday, July 9 — United States 6, Belize 1 a-Saturday, July 13 — United States 4, Cuba 1 a-Tuesday, July 16 — United States 1, Costa Rica 0 a-Sunday, July 21 — United States 5, El Salvador 1 a-Wednesday, July 24 — United States 3, Honduras 1 a-Sunday, July 28 — United States 1, Panama 0 Wednesday, Aug. 14 — United States 4, Bosnia-Herzegovina 3 q-Friday, Sept. 6 — Costa Rica 3, United States 1 q-Tuesday, Sept. 10 — United States 2, Mexico 0 q-Friday, Oct. 11 — United States 2, Jamaica 0 q-Tuesday, Oct. 15 — United States 3, Panama 2 Friday, Nov. 15 — vs. Scotland at Glasgow, Scotland, 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 — vs. Austria at Vienna, 2:45 p.m. q-World Cup qualifier a-CONCACAF Gold Cup

MLS Playoff Glance CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP Eastern Conference Leg 1 — Saturday, Nov 9: Sporting KC 0, Houston 0 Leg 2 — Saturday, Nov. 23: Houston at Sporting KC, 7:30 p.m. Western Conference Leg 1 — Sunday, Nov. 10: Real Salt Lake 4, Portland 2 Leg 2 — Sunday, Nov. 24: Real Salt Lake at Portland, 9 p.m. MLS CUP Saturday, Dec. 7: at higher seed, 4 p.m.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Schedule Feb. 16 — x-The Sprint Unlimited (Kevin Harvick) Feb. 21 — x-Budweiser Duel 1 (Kevin Harvick) Feb. 21 — x-Budweiser Duel 2 (Kyle Busch) Feb. 24 — Daytona 500 (Jimmie Johnson) March 3 — Subway Fresh Fit 500, Avondale, Ariz. (Carl Edwards) March 10 — Kobalt Tools 400, Las Vegas (Matt Kenseth) March 17 — Food City 500, Bristol, Tenn. (Kasey Kahne) March 24 — Auto Club 400, Fontana, Calif. (Kyle Busch) April 7 — STP Gas Booster 500, Ridgeway, Va. (Jimmie Johnson) April 13 — NRA 500, Fort Worth, Texas (Kyle Busch) April 21 — STP 400, Kansas City, Kan. (Matt Kenseth) April 27 — Toyota Owners 400, Richmond, Va. (Kevin Harvick) May 5 — Aaron’s 499, Talladega, Ala. (David Ragan) May 11 — Bojangles’ Southern 500, Darlington, S.C. (Matt Kenseth) May 18 — x-Sprint Showdown (Jamie McMurray) May 18 — x-NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race (Jimmie Johnson) May 26 — Coca-Cola 600, Concord, N.C. (Kevin Harvick) June 2 — Dover 400, Dover, Del. (Tony Stewart) June 9 — Pocono 400, Long Pond, Pa. (Jimmie Johnson) June 16 — Quicken Loans 400, Brooklyn, Mich. (Greg Biffle) June 23 — Toyota/Save Mart 350, Sonoma, Calif. (Martin Truex Jr.) June 30 — Quaker State 400, Sparta, Ky. (Matt Kenseth) July 6 — Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Jimmie Johnson) July 14 — Camping World RV Sales 301, Loudon, N.H. (Brian Vickers) July 28 — Your Hero’s Name Here 400 at The Brickyard, Indianapolis (Ryan Newman) Aug. 4 — 400 Long Pond, Pa. (Kasey Kahne) Aug. 11 — Cheez-It 355 at The Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y. (Kyle Busch) Aug. 18 — Pure Michigan 400, Brooklyn, Mich. (Joey Logano) Aug. 24 — Irwin Tools Night Race, Bristol, Tenn. (Matt Kenseth) Sept. 1 — AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta, Hampton, Ga. (Kyle Busch) Sept. 7 — Federated Auto Parts 400, Richmond, Va. (Carl Edwards) Sept. 15 — GEICO 400, Joliet, Ill. (Matt Kenseth) Sept. 22 — Sylvania 300, Loudon, N.H. (Matt Kenseth) Sept. 29 — AAA 400, Dover, Del. (Jimmie Johnson) Oct. 6 — Hollywood Casino 400, Kansas City, Kan. (Kevin Harvick) Oct. 12 — Bank of America 500, Concord, N.C. (Brad Keselowski) Oct. 20 — Camping World RV Sales 500, Talladega, Ala. (Jamie McMurray) Oct. 27 — Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500, Ridgeway, Va. (Jeff Gordon) Nov. 3 — AAA Texas 500, Fort Worth, Texas (Jimmie Johnson) Nov. 10 — AdvoCare 500, Avondale, Ariz. (Kevin Harvick) Nov. 17 — Ford EcoBoost 400, Homestead, Fla. Driver Standings Through Nov. 10 1. Jimmie Johnson 2,384. 2. Matt Kenseth 2,356. 3. Kevin Harvick 2,350. 4. Kyle Busch 2,327. 5. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2,321.

6. Jeff Gordon 7. Greg Biffle 8. Clint Bowyer 9. Joey Logano 10. Kurt Busch 11. Ryan Newman 12. Kasey Kahne 13. Carl Edwards 14. Brad Keselowski 15. Jamie McMurray 16. Martin Truex Jr. 17. Paul Menard 18. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 19. Jeff Burton 20. Aric Almirola

2,304. 2,301. 2,297. 2,287. 2,285. 2,259. 2,252. 2,250. 1,002. 993. 958. 944. 887. 885. 885.

ECHL 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 Ft. 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 S. Carol. 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 Greenville11 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 Vegas10 3 7 0 0 6 20 32 Bakersfield10 1 8 0 1 3 14 36 NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled Wednesday’s Games Orlando at Cincinnati, late Ontario at Idaho, late Thursday’s Games Stockton at Bakersfield, 1:30 p.m. Elmira at Wheeling, 7 p.m. Florida at Gwinnett, 7:05 p.m. Friday’s Games Wheeling at Elmira, 7:05 p.m. Florida at Gwinnett, 7:05 p.m. Reading at Kalamazoo, 7:30 p.m. Greenville at Cincinnati, 7:35 p.m. Toledo at Fort Wayne, 8:05 p.m. Orlando at Evansville, 8:15 p.m. Idaho at San Francisco, 10:30 p.m. Ontario at Stockton, 10:30 p.m. Las Vegas at Alaska, 11:15 p.m.

ATP World Tour Rankings Singles 1. Rafael Nadal, Spain, 13030 2. Novak Djokovic, Serbia, 12110 3. David Ferrer, Spain, 5800 4. Andy Murray, Britain, 5790 5. Juan Martin del Potro, Argentina, 5255 6. Roger Federer, Switzerland, 4205 7. Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic, 4180 8. Stanislas Wawrinka, Switzerland, 3730 9. Richard Gasquet, France, 3300 10. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, France, 3065 11. Milos Raonic, Canada, 2860 12. Tommy Haas, Germany, 2435 13. Nicolas Almagro, Spain, 2290 14. John Isner, United States, 2150 15. Mikhail Youzhny, Russia, 2145

Transactions BASEBALL American League OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Agreed to terms with INF Nick Punto on a one-year contract. National League LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Named Roy Clark national crosschecker. Eastern League READING FIGHTIN PHILS — Named Eric Freeman director of food and beverages and Brian Hoeper operations manager. Frontier League TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMS — Signed RHP Dre Watts. BASKETBALL NBA Development League DELAWARE 87ERS — Named Rod Baker coach. FOOTBALL National Football League ATLANTA FALCONS — Activated LB Sean Weatherspoon from the injured reserve/return list. Signed OT Sean Locklear. Released LB Thomas Howard. CAROLINA PANTHERS — Agreed to terms with LB Dan Connor. Placed CB James Dockery on injured reserve. Signed G Travis Bond from the Minnesota’s practice squad. CHICAGO BEARS — Signed S Derrick Martin to a one-year contract. GREEN BAY PACKERS — Signed RB Orwin Smith to the practice squad. HOUSTON TEXANS — Signed LB D.J. Smith and S Jawanza Starling. Signed CB Loyce Means and WR Rico Richardson to the practice squad. Placed WR Andy Cruse on the practice squad injured list. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Claimed WR-KR Kyle Williams off waivers from San Francisco. Released WR Chad Hall. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Signed OT Jamaal Johnson-Webb to the practice squad. OAKLAND RAIDERS — Re-signed DL Brian Sanford. Re-signed OL Jack Cornell to the practice squad. Signed LB Chris McCoy to the practice squad. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Signed RB Michael Hill from Green Bay’s practice squad. Canadian Football League WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Announced coach Tim Burke will not return next season. HOCKEY National Hockey League BUFFALO SABRES — Fired general manager Darcy Regier and coach Ron Rolston. Named Ted Nolan interim coach and Pat LaFontaine president of hockey operations. MONTREAL CANADIENS — Assigned F Gabriel Dumont and D Greg Pateryn to Hamilton (AHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Assigned D Dmitry Orlov Hershey (AHL). American Hockey League BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS — Signed F Chris Langkow and F Sean Wiles to professional tryout contracts. Loaned F Greg Miller to Stockton (ECHL). Announced F Kirill Kabanov was reassigned to the team by the New York Islanders. Announced F Jason Clark was reassigned to Stockton. HARTFORD WOLF PACK — Loaned F Andrew Rowe to Greenville (ECHL). Announced F Michael St. Croix was assigned to Greenville. SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE — Reassigned G Michael Houser and F Logan Shaw to Cincinnati (ECHL). Loaned F Philippe Cornet to Cincinnati. ECHL READING ROYALS — Signed F Kyle Thomas. Central Hockey League ARIZONA SUNDOGS — Claimed F Chad Costello off waivers. DENVER CUTTHROATS — Announced G Kieran Millan was reassigned to the team by Lake Erie (AHL). Placed G Casey Sherwood on waivers. ST. CHARLES CHILL —Placed F Max Mobley on waivers. LACROSSE National Lacrosse League COLORADO MAMMOTH — Named John Grant Jr. director of select teams. SOCCER North American Soccer League NEW YORK COSMOS — Signed MF Ayoze to a contract extension. National Women’s Soccer League SKY BLUE FC — Announced the retirement of D Melanie Booth.


SPORTS BRIEFS • Manning misses practice ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Peyton Manning was a no-show to start practice Wednesday with the Denver Broncos. Manning is nursing a sore right ankle after taking a hit from Chargers defensive lineman Corey Liuget last Sunday. The Broncos reported no further damage to Manning’s ankle after an MRI on Monday. Interim coach Jack Del Rio said the quarterback’s status for practice would be determined later in the week but that Manning would definitely play Sunday night against Kansas City. Manning has been dealing with sore ankles since last month when he took hits in games against Jacksonville and Indianapolis in back-to-back weeks. The 16th-year veteran was held out of a Wednesday practice three weeks ago, before a game against the Redskins. He played that game and threw for 354 yards and four touchdowns.Associated Press

Former Raiders tight end Christensen dies at 57 SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Raiders tight end and five-time Pro Bowler Todd Christensen died from complications during liver transplant surgery. He was 57. Christensen’s son, Toby Christensen, said his father passed away Wednesday morning at Intermountain Medical Center near his home in Alpine, Utah. After a stellar career at running back for BYU from 1974-77, Christensen was a second-round pick for the Dallas Cowboys in the 1978 NFL draft. He was waived by the Cowboys after training camp but landed the next year with the Raiders, where he played for 10 seasons at tight end and won two Super Bowls. After his retirement in 1988, he went on to a career in broadcasting and most recently worked for CBS Sports Network.

Mexico tops NZ, 5-1, in first World Cup playoff qualifier MEXICO CITY (AP) — Oribe Peralta scored twice and Mexico beat New Zealand 5-1 on Wednesday in the first leg of their intercontinental playoff to close in on a spot in the World Cup next year. Paul Aguilar put Mexico ahead in the 32nd minute, and Raul Jimenez made it 2-0 before the break. Peralta scored his first goal 3 minutes into the second half, collecting a cross from the left and slotting home a shot from 6 yards. He made it 4-0 with an 80th-minute header, and Rafael Marquez added scored in the 84th. Chris James scored a minute later for New Zealand. The second leg is next Wednesday in Wellington, New Zealand.

Jazz ball boy puts Jordan’s shoes up for auction SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former Utah Jazz ball boy is selling Michael Jordan’s shoes from his famous “flu game” during the 1996 NBA Finals. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Preston Truman kept the shoes in a safe-deposit box at a Utah bank for 15 years. Truman, now 35, says he first befriended Jordan by running through the halls of the Salt Lake City arena to get Jordan his pregame applesauce. When the Chicago Bulls came back for the finals months later, Truman had more applesauce waiting for Jordan. Jordan was so impressed that after the game he offered Truman the shoes, with a signature. Auction officials say they verified the shoes were authentic. Grey Flannel Auctions says it will auction them online Nov. 18. Bidding begins at $5,000.

AP source: Louisville to pay $11 million AAC exit fee NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Louisville has agreed to pay the American Athletic Conference an $11 million exit fee so the Cardinals can join the Atlantic Coast Conference next year. Louisville announced last year that it planned to leave what was then called the Big East and join the ACC. Conference bylaws for the American require members to give two years’ notice and pay a $10 million exit fee. The conference announced Wednesday that its members had voted to terminate Louisville’s membership on July 1, 2014.

Florida State QB investigated for sexual assault TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is under investigation for an alleged sexual assault in December 2012. Florida State and Winston’s attorney confirmed Wednesday the investigation by the Tallahassee Police Department. Police officials refused to answer questions about the investigation. Attorney Timothy Jansen said Winston hasn’t yet been interviewed by police. He denied his client had done anything wrong. Jansen said he hoped the case will be resolved quickly and that “Winston will be exonerated and he will be able to focus all his attention on academics and football.”







A 101 lakes treasure is ready to be enjoyed

Indiana prepares to celebrate national recycling


Ted Bohman is the property manager at Pokagon State Park and recently christened the new Trine State Recreation area, located on Seven Sisters Lakes, adjacent to and part of the main park. Greg Burns, the CEO of Cameron Hospital in Angola, and I were invited to a sneak preview with Ted and he really knows how to impress first-time guests. When we drove through the entrance to the park we had to dodge a large flock of wild turkeys, and a family of deer stood watching us pass by them. It gave us the flavor of what is going to be a spectacular addition to our community. Ted and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources are going to do their best to keep this area pristine, as a big draw for nature lovers — no outside boats of any kind, rentals only; strict opening and closing hours; registration of fish caught; supplying your own electric motor; and no camping (cabins only). The new piers and docks are first



New piers were placed in the Seven Sisters Lakes as part of the creation of Trine State Recreation area, a part of Pokagon State Park donated by Ralph and Sheri Trine.

rate and all the roads are freshly done. The fishing is as good as Mike Marturello told us it was earlier. Greg is a “Wisconsinner” and fishing is a part of his DNA. The grin in the picture is a testimony to our active time on the lake. He swears they grow bigger where he grew up but Ted assures us there are some real lunkers to be had now that the recreation area is open to the public. We caught about 20 bass and several nice bluegill on casting lures. A flyrodder will be in his element here. It was a genuine treat to get an early feel of what is going to be another chapter in the miracle that is the land of 101 lakes. PHOITO CONTRIBUTED

PAUL OAKES is a retired

fisherman who lives in Angola.

Greg Burns shows off one of the many bass caught at Seven Sisters Lakes on Oct. 4.

Organizations across the state are collecting recyclables leading up to the Nov. 15 — America Recycles Day. In 2011, the average American threw away almost 4 1/2 pounds of solid waste each day. That same person, on average, recycled or composted more than a pound and a half of waste. While that 35-percent recycle rate is great compared to the 10 percent it was in 1985, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management is encouraging Hoosiers to reduce even more of what we send to the landfill, and to recycle as much as possible. That is why IDEM is joining Keep America Beautiful to promote ways of recycling electronic waste, along with other common household products such as cans, bottles, and newspapers. There are more than two dozen events across Indiana being sponsored by local businesses and community organizations to encourage recycling.

In 2011, the average American threw away almost 4 1/2 pounds of solid waste each day. That same person, on average, recycled or composted more than a pound and a half of waste.

• Events range from recycling collections to education outreach in schools and communities. These events will help people learn what can and cannot be recycled, and will help them find places in their communities to recycle on a regular basis. For more information about America Recycles Day or to learn how to start a community initiative to encourage more recycling, go to For information about e-waste recycling in Indiana, visit recycle/2352.htm.

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Nate Simons works to restore natural plant growth at Pokagon State Park.

Simons speaking at next Audubon meeting LAKE JAMES — The Pokagon State Park Nature Center will host the Stockbridge Chapter of the National Audubon Society for its monthly meeting on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. Stockbridge is the northeastern Indiana chapter of the National Audubon Society, which aims to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife. During the Nov. 17 meeting, members will hear a special program by

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Nate Simons sprays invasive species to help restore the natural balance in a prairie setting in Steuben County.

Nathan Simons, director and founder of Blue Heron Ministries, based in Steuben County. Blue Heron’s mission is to protect and restore natural areas to their original state, prior to human settlement. Simons will talk about the prairie-oak continuum and wetland ecosystems of this region and how his nonprofit organization is attempting to enhance and conserve it. The program is free to the public, though there is a park entrance fee of $5 for in-state vehicles and $7 for those from out of state.



Briefs •

Ohio governor stops execution

Four Marines die clearing explosives SAN DIEGO (AP) — Four Marines were killed Wednesday during an operation to clear a range of unexploded ordnance at Camp Pendleton in San Diego County, a Marine official said. The deaths occurred during a periodic sweep of explosive material to make ranges safe for future exercises, said a Marine official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly. The identities of the dead were withheld pending notification of relatives. Base officials released no details on the 11 a.m. accident. Authorities were investigating the cause. “We offer our heartfelt prayers and condolences to the families of the Marines lost today in this tragic accident,” said Brig. Gen. John W. Bullard, commanding general of Marine Corps Installations West at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. “Our first priority is to provide the families with the support they need during this difficult time.”

Three students shot at Pittsburgh school PITTSBURGH (AP) — Three Pittsburgh high school students heading to their vehicle after classes ended were shot Wednesday afternoon, and police sought as many as three people and were investigating whether the shooting was drug-related, school and police officials said. All three teenagers were shot outside Brashear High School as they walked to a vehicle they’d all taken to school earlier in the day, school district spokeswoman Ebony Pugh said. Nearby residents said they heard seven or eight shots. The victims’ wounds appeared to be non-life-threatening, both Pugh and police spokeswoman Diane Richard said, though their descriptions of the wounds differed slightly. Pugh said two students were grazed in the head and one was shot in both the foot and arm. Richard said one was grazed in the neck and shoulder, but not the head. Two are 17 and one is 16.

People • World-traveling Perry to open for music awards show NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Katy Perry is on a four-week journey that snakes around the world, including stops in Amsterdam, Australia and Japan. She’s got Germany to go before crossing the Atlantic Ocean to Miami. And then it’s across the continent to Los Angeles. Perry “I am probably not going to be able to tell you what day of the week it is or what time it is because I will have lived in so many different time zones,” Perry said. She’s got one date memorized: Nov. 24. That’s when the 29-year-old pop star will open the American Music Awards with her new single, “Unconditionally.” Her performance will be announced Wednesday, along with appearances by Jennifer Lopez in tribute to Celia Cruz and TLC, and the pop star said in a phone interview she plans to step it up in what she believes is her first chance to open an awards show. “You take that into consideration, that you are kind of like setting the tone for everyone in the evening, so you always bring out the big guns in the beginning,” Perry said.


Child killer asked to donate organs COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s governor delayed a condemned child killer’s execution on Wednesday to study the feasibility of accommodating the man’s request to donate his organs. Gov. John Kasich’s decision came less than 24 hours before Ronald Phillips was scheduled to die for the rape and death of his girlfriend’s 3-yearold daughter in Akron in 1993. His lethal injection Thursday was to be the first time a new two-drug combination was tried in the AP U.S. Mayor Rob Ford talks during a City drugs in the past two years, but said he In stopping the execution, Council debate in Toronto Wednesday. will not step down. Kasich said he wanted to Ford admitted that he bought illegal allow time to study the request the 40-year-old death row inmate made Monday to see if a donation could help someone else. Phillips’ execution was reset to July 2. Kasich said that while Phillips’ crime was heinous, his willingness to donate organs and tissue could save TORONTO (AP) — it,” Ford said. another life and the state Councilor Jaye Robinson Toronto Mayor Rob Ford But he then turned said, reading the open letter. should try to accommodate a admitted during a heated defiant, saying he was donation. The packed council City Council debate not an addict of any sort “I realize this is a bit of chamber erupted with Wednesday that he had uncharted territory for Ohio, and rebuffing suggestions applause when Robinson bought illegal drugs in the but if another life can be from council members that ended her speech, saying saved by his willingness past two years, but he firmly he should seek help. He “Let’s get on with city to donate his organs and refused to step down even insisted he is a “positive business.” tissues then we should allow after nearly every councilor role model for kids who are Outside City Hall, for that to happen,” Kasich stood up to ask him to take down and out.” hundreds of protesters said in a statement. a leave of absence. “I’m most definitely changed “resign!” And Some 3,500 people in The mayor made the keeping this job,” he said. organizers of Toronto’s Ohio and more than 120,000 confession under direct “I am not leaving here. I’m Santa Claus Parade asked nationally are currently questioning by a former going to sit here and going that Ford not walk in the awaiting organ donations, ally, Councilor Denzil to attend every meeting.” procession this year. said Marily Pongonis, Minnan-Wong. Ford Moments earlier, all but Ford’s refusal to resign a spokeswoman for the publicly admitted last two of the 43 councilors has confounded the City Lifeline of Ohio organ week that he smoked present for the debate voted Council, where many donation program. crack cocaine last year in to accept an open letter members agree that his Ohio’s prison medical a “drunken stupor,” but asking Ford to step aside. erratic behavior — from policy accommodates his comments Wednesday Most of them also stood up public drunkenness to organ donations, but prison marked the first time he to urge the mayor to take a threatening to kill someone acknowledged having leave of absence. in a videotaped tirade — has officials said in rejecting bought illegal drugs. Although it was a consumed Toronto’s politics Phillips’ request Tuesday that he had not made it Ford paused for a long stark demonstration of his and undermined efforts to soon enough for officials to time after Minnan-Wong political isolation, the vote tackle other challenges. work out the logistics and asked him if he had bought was symbolic because the But with no clear legal security concerns. They said illicit narcotics in the past City Council does not have path to force him out, the the last-minute request was two years. the authority to force the Council is grasping for unprecedented for Ohio. Then Ford replied, “Yes mayor from office unless he ways to shunt the largerA spokeswoman said the I have.” is convicted of a crime. than-life leader aside and department moved swiftly “I understand the “Together we stand to govern without him until to evaluate the request embarrassment that I have ask you to step aside and next year’s municipal but determined it was not caused. I am humiliated by take a leave of absence,” elections.

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Samsung, Apple far apart on award due in patent case SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — How much does Samsung Electronics owe Apple for copying vital features of the iPhone and iPad, such as scrolling and the “bounce-back” function at the end of documents? Apple says $380 million. Samsung counters with $52 million. The companies made their demands Wednesday during opening statements of a patent trial in San Jose, Calif. At issue are 13 older products a previous jury found infringed several Apple patents. That previous jury awarded Apple $1.05 billion after determining 26 Samsung products had infringed six Apple patents. But a judge found the jury miscalculated $400 million in damages for 13 products and ordered a new trial to determine the proper amount. “Apple lost sales because Samsung was selling infringing products,” Apple attorney Harold McIhenny told the jury. He argued that Apple’s lost profits, Samsung’s profits on the offending devices and royalties owed Apple, add up to $380 million. “In a fair fight, in a fair competition, the money they got would have and should have gone to Apple,” McIlhenny said. Samsung’s attorney Bill Price countered that consumers preferred Samsung’s devices, which operate with Google’s Android system, because of the many differences —

rather than the similarities — they have with Apple’s products. Price told the jury that Samsung owes Apple $52 million. “Apple is simply asking for much more money than it’s entitled to,” Price said. Price readily conceded that Samsung was guilty of copying Apple’s features, but downplayed the significance of the technology in devices that are built with hundreds of patents each. “This is a case not where we’re disputing that the 13 phones contain some elements of Apple’s property,” Price said. “That doesn’t mean Apple gets to come in here and ask for a windfall … for more than it is entitled.” The two companies are locked in legal battles around the globe for supremacy in the more than $300 billion smartphone market. The current trial is a dispute over older products, most of which are no longer sold new in the United States. Another trial is scheduled in San Jose in March over Samsung’s devices currently on U.S. shelves. Apple and Samsung are the world’s two biggest smartphone makers and combined make nearly half of all smartphones sold globally. The two companies have resisted calls from judges, regulators and analysts to settle their differences, instead choosing to spend many millions of dollars on lawyers and legal fees to battle it out in court.

equipped to accommodate pre- or post-execution organ donations. Kasich said if Phillips is found to be a viable donor to his mother, who has kidney disease and is on dialysis, or to others awaiting live transplants of non-vital organs, the stay would allow time for those procedures to be performed and for Phillips to be returned to death row. It appears that Phillips’ offer to donate his heart to his sister, who suffers a heart ailment, however, would not be possible under the governor’s directive since the heart is a vital organ. Pongonis said a heart cannot be donated after death. The person must still be alive when the organ is donated. “It just wouldn’t be possible,” she said. “Organ donation occurs following brain death and the organs are maintained on a ventilator. When a prisoner is executed, the oxygen stops flowing, the heart stops beating, the blood stops flowing.” Richard Dieter, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center, said Delaware death row inmate Steven Shelton was granted a request in 1995 to donate a kidney to his mother while in prison, though he was not facing imminent execution like Phillips. “This step by the governor puts it into a more normal discussion of an inmate, without any security problems, can help save another person and is that the right thing to do,” he said. “With 24 hours to go before an operation had to be carried out, it definitely gets in the way of that process.” Vital organ donations raise larger ethical issues and have so far not been allowed during U.S. executions, Deiter said. They have occurred in China, he said.

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Exercise can relieve arthritis knee pain The cartilage at the ends of two bones in a joint serves as a cushion. Bone on bone is painful; cartilage on cartilage causes no pain. Many joints are protected by the muscles that surround them, as muscles reduce the pressure on ASK the joint. DOCTOR K. Regular exercise will strengthen Dr. Anthony key supportive Komaroff muscles around your knee and restore flexibility. Over time, you will find that you can use your knee a lot more easily, and you won’t avoid doing certain things anymore.

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DEAR DOCTOR K: I have knee osteoarthritis. Are there exercises that could relieve my pain? DEAR READER: As a fellow sufferer, I know that joint pain from osteoarthritis can really interfere with life. Since putting pressure on the joint can make it hurt more, you might think that exercises would only make the pain worse, and so you might be tempted to avoid exercising altogether. But limiting your movements can weaken muscles, worsening your joint trouble. In contrast, the right set of exercises can be a long-lasting way to tame your knee pain. Like all joints, the knee is where two bones meet. Bones are stiff and hard, and the end of one bone would grind against the end of the other bone in a joint if it were not for cartilage. Cartilage is a tough but softer substance that covers the ends of bones.

suffer, or rise above it, prove to your classmates and yourself that they can’t hurt you anymore and get to know each other now as peers. Counseling helped me to learn to deal with bad things in my life. Don’t get DEAR me wrong, still have ABBY Isome issues and life isn’t always easy, Jeanne Phillips but I have learned to let go and forgive these people. They, too, have grown up and are now mature adults who know right from wrong. — CATHY IN ESTERHAZY, CANADA DEAR CATHY: Thank you for sharing your experience and insights along with

straight on a chair with your feet flat on the floor. Rest your hands on your thighs. Slowly lift your right foot to the level of your hip. Pause. Slowly lower your foot flat on the floor. Do one to three sets of 10 lifts with each leg. • Alternating hamstring stretch (stretching): Lie on your back with both knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Grasp your right leg with both hands behind the thigh. Extend your leg to lift your right foot toward the ceiling. Hold. Return to starting position. Repeat with left leg. Repeat three to four times with each leg. With the right exercises, you can ease your pain from the knee arthritis. And you actually will be able do more — even to exercise more. DR. KOMAROFF is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. His website is

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Poppy planting time for Afghans Arizona utilities, solar power users in bitter struggle

CHAM KALAI, Afghanistan (AP) — The seeds flew from his hands into the soil. Wrapped in a woolen shawl against the cold, Khan Bacha sowed his fields with the only crop he says brings him enough money to pay his bills and feed his family: Poppies. Afghanistan’s farmers are rushing to replant their fields with the base ingredient of opium after the country reaped its biggest poppy harvest ever last May. That harvest produced a staggering 5,500 metric tons (6,000 tons) of opium, 49 percent higher than the previous year and more than the combined output of the rest of the world, according to a report issued Wednesday by the United Nations’ drug control agency. Bacha’s village, Cham Kalai, is in the eastern province of Nangarhar, which saw a dramatic five-fold increase in the area planted with poppies from 2012-2013, the country’s biggest increase. The province also illustrates all the factors fueling the increase and thwarting efforts by Afghan officials and their U.S. allies to eradicate the crop. Poverty is widespread, making the lucrative poppy crop a draw. Instability is high, making any attempt to control planting impossible. In Bacha’s village of traditional sun-baked mud houses, there’s no electricity, no running water. There isn’t a health clinic for miles. Schools for girls are shunned as against Islam. “People are poor, families are big. Wheat is no good,” Bacha said. “The only thing that is good is poppies. They are gold.” The area is also a stronghold for Taliban insurgents. Talk of security in the area

just makes Bacha smile. Squatting on the edge of his small plot of land, he gestures off in the distance where he said that just the night before the Taliban fought a fierce battle with Afghan troops backed by “foreign soldiers” — his reference to NATO troops. Soon after the Associated Press arrived in Cham Kalai earlier this week, climbing down to the fields across a narrow stream, the whispering among the village children began — “Taliban, Taliban,” signaling that fighters were nearby. At first, Bacha looked worried but did not flinch. Then the whispers became louder. Bacha’s glances toward the nearby ridges seemed to pick up something, and his worry turned to panic. “Go. Go. Now,” he said. The AP team left the area. The poppy planting season in Afghanistan began last month and lasts until the end of November. Last season, which ended with the May harvest, brought a number of grim milestones: Not only was production the highest level ever, more land than ever before was cultivated with poppies — some 209,000 hectares (516,000 acres), 36 percent more than the previous season, according to the 2013 drug survey by the U.N. Office of Drug and Crime. The amount of poppy crop eradicated by authorities went down 24 percent, to 7,348 hectares (18,000 acres). That is bad news for Afghanistan, which has a burgeoning addiction problem, and for Europe, the main recipient of Afghanistan’s harvest, said Jean- Luc Lemahieu, the UNODC’s regional representative in Kabul. More than 1 million Afghans are addicts, living

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is in the midst of what seems like an intense election-year campaign: millions of dollars in spending, a barrage of negative TV ads and large amounts of outside money. The issue, however, has nothing to do with taxes, a hot-button policy or anything on the ballot. It is about the future of rooftop solar power in a state known for its abundant sunshine and at a time when the industry is booming. The state’s largest utility, Arizona Public Service, has spent more than $3.7 million to convince the public that AP homeowners using solar panels are costing other Afghan drug addicts look down from an upper floor in a drug treatment facility in Kabul on Wednesday. A UN customers money, and it wants utility regulators to report on drugs in Afghanistan says there are now 90 OK a proposal it says would facilities in the country, up from 30 in 2012. make the system more fair. The solar industry, on They were more in squalor in its cities. the other hand, has spent interested in winning “hearts In the capital Kabul they at least $370,000 on its and minds,” he said. As a sleep on the street, in a result, they were effectively own ads, arguing that the garbage-filled dried river utility’s proposal would saying, “Love us. We are bed reeking of human increase rates for those who waste. The U.N. report said your protectors here. We use rooftop solar power and are here to help you, and Afghanistan has increased decrease competition. at the same time you plant its services to treat addicts, The Arizona Corporation your opium and I will look but caregivers say they Commission met Wednesday in the other direction,” said are overwhelmed. Fifteen to discuss the issue, hearing Lemahieu. percent of the 1 million testimony from a series of Afghanistan’s deputy addicts are women, often residents who packed the counter-narcotics minister, room to have their opinions drawn in by an addicted Haroon Rashid Sherzad, husband, or children, who heard. Others who couldn’t said neither the governare sometimes sent by their get in the room testified via ment nor the internaparents to find opium to telephone, and some received tional community has feed their habit and in turn applause as they extolled the addressed the poverty and virtue of solar power. become addicts. In an interview in Kabul, lack of services that he “If you decide to vote called the “root causes” a frustrated Lemahieu said on the side of the utility the international community of the relentless poppy company, then we are going production. He also said spent billions of dollars over to the dark side,” said consumer nations have of development money on Glendale resident Sophia roads and irrigation projects to take some responsiRoss, a homeowner with a bility rather “than always without getting Afghans to rooftop solar system. blaming Afghanistan.” stop growing poppies. The outcome by the

five-member commission with final say over APS rates is being watched by utilities nationwide and could affect the solar industry’s future. That’s because utilities are pushing the same arguments elsewhere, and a victory in Arizona could create momentum for their policies. Arizona Public Service says homeowners with solar panels are benefiting from the grid’s 24-7 power supply but avoiding much of the costs of maintaining power plants, transmission lines and the distribution system. Under the current system, homeowners are able to cut their bills by selling excess power at full retail price back to APS in a practice called “net metering.” Combined with using the power from the panels themselves, net metering can cut their bills by about two-thirds. APS says that effectively shifts the costs of operating the huge power distribution grid to homes without solar. It is proposing changes that would effectively cut that benefit by either charging more for power that homeowners with solar use or cutting what it pays for the excess solar power sent back to the grid. Existing solar installations would be exempt from the changes for 20 years. The solar industry says APS is worried it will lose revenue if solar continues to grow, and the company’s proposal would decimate the industry by making it a losing proposition to install new solar panels.

None hurt in explosion at Oregon prosecutor’s office MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — An explosive device that police say was designed to destroy an Oregon county prosecutor’s office instead blew out windows in a pre-dawn blast Wednesday that did little other damage. The FBI said it was too early to say whether the blast in Jackson County was terror-related, but Medford Police Chief Tim George said he considered the explosion a domestic terror attack aimed at law enforcement.

No one was hurt when the device fashioned in part from a 5-gallon propane tank exploded. Police say it failed to fully detonate. About 25 federal investigators from the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Seattle and Portland were joining the effort to gather evidence about the explosive device, George said. “The most important thing in these cases, as we’ve seen over the years,

is the methodical collection of evidence,” George said. “I would bet the house on it, we are going to clear this case.” After the explosion, a silver-colored propane tank, similar to those used for camping, lay dented on its side in front of the broken windows at the prosecutor’s office. Two windows near the entrance were broken out of the one-story brick building across a quiet neighborhood street from the jail and

courthouse. Yellow crime scene tape surrounded the building and evidence markers dotted the parking lot. “The bomb squad on scene said had it detonated, there would have been devastation at the scene and the building would have been destroyed.” said Medford police spokesman Lt. Mike Budreau. “We believe there was something else attached to (the propane tank) that was intended to blow it up, but was not successful.” No one was inside the

building when the blast hit around 4:30 a.m. When investigators arrived, the tank was burning, and it continued to burn until the propane ran out, police said. Budreau said police were searching for a man who ran from an officer several blocks away, but it’s unclear if he had anything to do with the explosion. George said there were no suspects and no indications of the motive. While the district attorney’s office

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Now adding Class A Drivers at Kendallville Distribution Center. Scheduled dedicated team routes delivering to America’s finest restaurants. Four dispatches weekly. Guaranteed weekly pay and excellent benefits. EOE

Auburn/Garrett Apartment Complex seeking a part time Maintenance Technician. Previous experience required. Email resume to: connie@kellerdev .com or fax to (260) 497-7020.


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2930 Performance Dr. Hwy. 6 & Rogers Rd. Kendallville Call 24/7

(260) 343-4336 (260) 316-4264 (260) 343-4317 Farming Experienced Farm Help Wanted for 2013 grain harvest season. Possible long term employment.

260 351-4440

Hiring emphasis on 2nd Shift. Minimum of 1 year experience in heavy-duty truck and trailer maintenance; or a Diesel/Auto Technical School degree. Must possess a valid driver’s license, Class A CDL preferred. Current Brake Certification and proper certification to perform FHWA inspections preferred. Team Member will perform shift work and must be willing to work overtime, weekends and/or holidays.

Warehouse Positions

General NOW HIRING Counter Person for Americlean Dry Cleaners, part time, previous experience in retail or clothing a plus. Apply in person at 100 Growth Parkway Angola, IN Suite B (next to Remax) General

WANTED Persons to do temp. telephone work for the Cash Bonanza Program. No exp. nec., no age limit. Must be able to read well and speak clearly. Two shifts available; 9 am to 3 pm or 4 pm to 9 pm. Hourly compensation or commission. Apply in person to the Office Manager at 125 W. Fenn St. Suite #300 LaGrange, IN from 10 am to 8 pm

Large industrial repair center located in Wolf Lake, IN is looking for stable experienced Machinists. Large manual equipment experience a plus. No CNC work. Wage based on experience. Please apply to:

bmrgroup@ or Call 260 635-2195

• Basic rent starting at $391 • Security Deposit $200 • Water, sewer & trash pickup included in rent

Rental assistance is available for qualiďŹ ed applicants. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: 62 years & older or disabled of any legal age may apply. Rent based on all sources of income and medical expenses.

Rosedorf Park Apartments Phone/Fax 260-357-5180

Family Dollar is an Equal Opportunity Employer

“This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider & Employer�

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Drivers GORDON TRUCKING CDL-A Truck Drivers. Up to $5,000 Sign-on Bonus & $.56 CPM! Solo & Teams. Dedicated/Home Weekly Available! Call 7 days/wk! EOE 888-757-2003

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Auburn $99 First Month 2BR-VERY NICE! SENIORS 50+ $465 No Smokers/ No Pets (260) 925-9525 Avilla 1 & 2 BR APTS $450-$550/ per month. Call 260-897-3188

HOMES FOR RENT Auburn Land contract, 3 BR garage, $500/mo. 260 615-2709 South Milford 2 BR, 1 BA $700/mo. + dep. & 1 yr. lease. On private pond. Call 260-599-0017



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MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT Avilla Country, 2 BR, 1 BA newly remodeled. $550/mo.+ dep. 897-2799 or 318-2440


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

Waterloo Land contract, 3 BR garage, $450/mo. 260 615-2709

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Winter Specials 1 BR $450 $400 2 BR $550 $500 3 BR $600 $550

2 BR, updated, large kitchen & LR, one block to lake, nice park, others available. $450/mo. (260) 488-3163 Wolcottville 2 & 3 BR from $100/wk also LaOtto location. 574-202-2181

Carport now available at no extra cost with this “Winter Special.� This special is good until 12/1/13.

General 1st & 2nd shift CNC Machine openings Quake Manufacturing is looking for people to setup/run CNC Machines. Star/Citizen Swiss experience a plus. Hurco/Haas experience also a plus. Great compensation, Holidays, vacation, insurance, 401K. Email, fax, or mail resume. paulquake@quake Fax: 260-432-7868


Angola ONE BR APTS. $425/mo., Free Heat. 260-316-5659


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1815 Raleigh Ave., Kendallville 46755

USDA 100% HOME LOANS--USDA 100% Home Loans. Not just 1st time buyers! Low rates! Buy any home anywhere. Academy Mortgage Corporation, 11119 Lima Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46818. Call Nick Staker 260-494-1111. NLMS-146802. Some restrictions may apply. Largest Independent Mortgage Banker. Indiana Corp State License-10966. Corp NMLS-3113 LO License-14894. Equal Housing Lender. (A)

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013 STARTING AT 6:30 PM • SELLS REGARDLESS OF PRICE IMPROVEMENTS: Two-story frame home with NO RESERVE large kitchen with lots of cabinets, dining room, living room, family room, 2 bedrooms, full bath and utility room on the main oor, two bedrooms, ½ bath and oored attic on the 2nd oor, full basement with new NGFA furnace and central air, attached breezeway and 1-car garage on a nice corner lot. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Lot 101 Iddings Addition to the city of Kendallville, Noble County, Indiana. TERMS: 10% non-refundable down payment due at the auction and the balance due in cash at ďŹ nal closing within 21 days. Property is being sold in “AS ISâ€? condition. Buyer to pay 2013 taxes due in 2014. The annual taxes are $398.00. Possession day of closing. INSPECTION: For an appointment to view this property contact Strawser Auctions at 260-8542859. The property will be open for viewing 1 hour before the auction. AGENCY: Strawser Auctions and its staff are exclusive agents of the seller. DISCLAIMER: This property is being sold in “AS ISâ€? condition. Prospective bidders are responsible for making their own inspections of the property with regards to condition, environmental, zoning, permits and any and all other inspections and approvals as may be necessary. All sizes and dimensions are approximate.

THE ESTATE E. ELLEN LASH 200 North Main Street, Wolcottville, IN 46795 Office: (260) 854-2859 • Fax: (260) 854-3979 Auctioneer: Michael G. Strawser, AU01036470 & AC30700060 Auctioneer: Ron Levitz, Lic#AU19600009 Web site: E-mail: Member of the National Indiana • Michigan • Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association

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Flexsteel queen size hide-a-bed. Excellent cond. $200. Chromekraft table, 42�x 60� w/2 leaves. 4 upholster chairs w/casters. Good cond. $200. Call 260) 927-1711.




FREE To Good Home: Lab/ Husky Mix Puppies, 9 wks.old. 1st shots, also the mother. (260)582-9554 after 4

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

FREE TO GOOD HOME: Spitz/ Chichuahua mix. Spade, White,Female, 6yrs (260)243-8626 FREE: Female Cocker Spaniel mix, crate trained has not been with little kids, 3 years old. 316-0216

SNOW EQUIPMENT Buhler Allied snowblower Model 6010 3 point hitch $1400.00 (260)337-5850

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MUSIC Spinet Piano, Fruitwood finish, New condition $250 obo 260-488-6225




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



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!

USED TIRES Cash for Junk Cars! 701 Krueger St., K’ville. 260-318-5555 ATTENTION: Paying up to $1000 for scrap cars. Used tires 4 sale also. 318-2571


EXERCISE EQUIPMENT HR Quinton Fitness Treadmill/Club Track 510. Asking $350. text - 260 349-2793

WANTED TO BUY Looking for 8 1/2 X 11 Creative Memories album. Preferred NIP. Call after 5:00 PM. 260-318-0172.

Coton de Tulear Puppies, Ready for Christmas, all white, 5 males. Call 260 668-2313

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up to $1000.00 (260) 238-4787

CARS 2008 Mercury Milan Loaded, Clean, Tan Well Maintained, 87k, $8800 (260)925-0670 1998 Saturn SC2, Auto, ABS, PW Air, New Tires & Brakes, 155K $1995.00 OBO 260-667-7613 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) Guaranteed Top Dollar For Junk Cars, Trucks & Vans. Call Jack @ 260-466-8689


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26 ft. 2011 Rockwood model 2604. Full furnished, ready to go south. Always stored inside. Excellent cond. $19,500. Call (260) 927-1711

MERCHANDISE UNDER $50 1 Unit Kitchen Cabinet Base 36�x24�, white. 4 drawer, 1 door. $45.00 obo. Albion, (260) 654-4924 18 cu. ft. GE Refrigerator. Runs great. $25.00. (260) 897-2322 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 20� Bike $25.00 (260) 385-2776 2000 White Heavy Duty Shower Chair. Already assembled. $20.00. (260) 636-2356 24� Bike $25.00 (260) 385-2776 25 DVDs, Action & Romance. Excellent cond. $25.00. Call/text, (260) 336-7774 36� Pull Behind Lawn Sweeper. Good cond. $35.00. (260) 347-1541 4-Drawer Chest Dresser. Needs painting or refinished. $40.00. Kinderhook, MI (517) 238-5337 40 piece hose clamp set. Never opened, new. $7.00. (260) 665-2588 5 piece Rod Iron Patio Furniture. $40.00. (260) 573-5384 78x84 Tan color vertical blinds for sliding or French door. New in box. $40.00 obo (260) 347-5268 A.Waldorf & Sons Sterling Silver Monogrammed Silverware (mixed set) with case. $20.00 obo. Call/text, (260) 336-7774 Antique Oil Cans 1 - 4 gal., 1 - 2 gal., & 1 - 1 gal. All 3 for $50.00. (260) 564-4924 Backpack Style Baby/Toddler Carrier with stand. $10.00. Call/text, (260)336-7774



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City/State/Zip: Telephone #: MAIL TO: KPC Nifty 50 PO Box 39 • Kendallville, IN 46755 Limit six per family or household per month, not to exceed 24 in a 12 month period. NO multiple phone numbers. Used merchandise only. Must be mailed or dropped off. No phone calls please. Will begin within one week of receipt. One item per ad. Same item 2 times only. When space available.

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Beautiful Area Rug 63�x94�, Mimosa Lambswool. Blue, green, mauve. $50.00. (260) 357-9023

Chicago Bears Sweatshirt. Size Lg. Looks new. $10.00. (260) 636-2356

Bag of large Teddy Bears. All very cute. $10.00. (260) 636-2356


Beautiful 6.5 ft. Douglas Fir Christmas tree. $50.00 obo. (260) 243-8070


Clip and mail in or drop off at any KPC office.


Beautiful 4 Shelf Lighted All Mirrored Corner Curio Cabinet. $50.00. (260) 357-9023

Cabinet Type Color TV $40.00 (260) 894-4623

Bag of boys 4T clothes. A few 3T’s. Very nice & clean. Jeans, sweatshirts, T-shirts, shorts, camos, etc. $30.00. (260) 636-2356



REDUCED: DECK BOAT, TRAILER & LIFT. $2,225. (260) 413-9998

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308 S. Main St. Auburn, IN 46706 260.572.6490

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


315 W. 9TH ST., AUBURN, IN Nice three bedroom, two bath home. Endless possibilities, investment potential!


Brand NEW in plastic!

260 349-2685

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Oreck canister sweeper, 1 year old. Mint cond. $100.00 (260) 488-3135


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

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Eagle Claw “Water Eagle� 6’ Spincast Rod. $20.00. (260) 665-2588 Electric Dryer $40.00 (260) 894-4623 Electric Hospital Bed $50.00 (260) 385-2776 Futon. “Blue� mattress. Clean, good cond. $50.00. Brimfield-Albion (260) 564-4924 Gas Turkey Roaster with tank. $25.00. (260) 573-5384 Green Variegated Recliner Chair; rocks. $50.00 obo (260) 897-2121 Kerosene Heater with (new-in-bag) wick. You need to install. $35.00. Kinderhook, MI (517) 238-5337 Mens Dark Tan J. Ferrar dress pants. Size 48x30, never worn. $40.00. (260) 925-0221 Metal Cage 3x3x2 ft. plastic bottom with casters. $40.00. (260) 385-2776 Old School Bell 17� Diameter. Has hanger, no cradle. $50.00. (260) 665-2588 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 Swivel Rocker Chair Red Crushed Velvet Excellent cond. $40.00 cash. (260) 925-1125 Turkey Smoker $25.00 (260) 573-5384 Vera Bradley Tote with umbrella & zipper. Miller Pink Elephant, new. $50.00. (260) 925-0221 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 Wooden Cabinet w/2 doors. Holds DVD’s, VHS’s, CD’s, etc. 3 shelves inside & on doors. 28�hx12�dx23 1/2� w. Very nice. $20.00. (260) 636-2356

KPC LIMITATIONS LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: KPC assumes no liability or financial responsibility for typographical errors or for omission of copy, failure to publish or failure to deliver ad vertising. Our liability for copy errors is limited to your actual charge for the first day & one incorrect day after the ad runs. You must promptly notify KPC of any error on first publication. Claims for adjustment must be made within 30 days of publication and, in the case of multiple runs, claims are allowed for first publication only. KPC is not responsible for and you agree to make no claim for specific or consequential damages resulting from or related in any manner to any error, omission, or failure to publish or deliver.




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