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Michiganians scramble to get exclusive state $2 bills Restricted release gives just 1 out of every 1,291 households an opportunity to get the entire State $2 Bill Collection™ By Joan Tedeschi

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Most Americans have never even seen a government issued $2 bill, let alone the new never before seen state $2 bills being overlaid and released exclusively by the World Reserve Monetary Exchange. According to Thomas C. Harris, former Deputy Director of the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing and consultant for the privately held World Reserve, “Less than 1% of all U.S. Government notes currently produced are $2 bills.” And finding one of the exclusive 50 state $2 bills will be even more difficult. That’s because it has just been announced that the release of the entire new State $2 Bill Collection™ has been restricted. That means only 1 out of every 1,291 U.S. households will even have a chance to get them all. With this new State $2 Bill Collection™ now ■ NEVER BEFORE SEEN: This is the new Michigan state overlaid $2 bill that few have ever seen and everyone is scrambling underway, Michiganians are expected to snatch up ™ to get. The World Reserve Monetary Exchange has restricted the release of its exclusive State $2 Bill Collection , so all they can while they can still get their hands on getting one would make you as happy as hitting the lottery. them. ■

Just 48 hours left for local residents to get $ the only existing Michigan state 2 bills Private hoard of never before seen state $2 bills being released for the next 48 hours, only in 4 packs of protective estate wallets each loaded with its own Michigan state $2 bill for just $12 per wallet By R.K. Berry

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UMS – It’s like a run on the banks. The phones just keep ringing off the hook. That’s because Michigan residents can only get the World Reserve’s never before seen Michigan state overlaid $2 bills for the next 48 hours. All residents have to do is call 1-888-586-8492 or one of the five Overflow Hotlines to get their new state bills. These special Toll Free Hotlines have been set up because you can’t get these exclusive bills at local banks, credit unions or even the Federal Reserve. They’re being banded in packs of four and released directly to Michigan residents exclusively by the World Reserve. These crisp U.S. $2 bills featuring the exclusively designed Michigan state overlaid printing are so precious you would never even dream of carrying them around in an ordinary leather wallet. That’s why they are being released in individually loaded rich protective estate wallets. They are so impressive, everyone will swear they must have been taken right from the Governor’s desk. “Everything in our vault may soon be gone. So residents who want to get them now had better hurry and call,” said Jefferson Marshall, Executive Director of the World Reserve Monetary Exchange. Some collectors are always trying to snatch up all the $2 bills issued by the Government they can get their hands on. They know that $2 bills are almost impossible to find in your pocket change these days. Originally issued in 1928, the currently designed $2 bills have largely been locked away in the bowels of the U.S. Federal Reserve vaults, rarely distributed by banks and almost never seen in circulation. The $2 bills issued by the Treasury Department’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing, makers of all of the nation’s paper currency, make up less than 1% of the $670 billion in genuine U.S. currency that circulates worldwide, according to the U.S. Department of Treasury. “That’s why I’ve authorized a limited number of genuine Government issued $2 bills to be overlaid with the Michigan state printing and released from our private vault reserve to the residents of the great state of

Michigan. Non-residents can’t have the vault packs of these Michigan state $2 bills,” Marshall said. “These exclusive Michigan state $2 bills will be highly sought after and are extremely popular to hand out as gifts for friends and family. They are the perfect gift for any occasion,” he said. “That’s why this announcement is being so widely advertised, to make sure every Michigan resident has a chance to get their own state $2 bill,” said Marshall. They are sure to impress because most people have never even seen one of these newly enhanced state $2 bills featuring an automobile and the Detroit cityscape with President Thomas Jefferson on the front. “Since these are the only existing Michigan state $2 bills, anyone who wants more than 10 sealed vault packs of 4 bills in protective estate wallets must submit requests in writing so there will be no hoarding by dealers,” said Marshall. “You better believe we will be strictly enforcing the limits so that we can guarantee there will be at least 10 vault packs for Michiganians who call in the next 48 hours,” Marshall said. ■

■ LIMITED RELEASE BEGINS: Above is the never before seen entire 50 State $2 Bill Collection™ shown off by the World Reserve. You can’t get these exclusive state $2 bills from local banks, credit unions or even the Federal Reserve. Dealers and collectors who are lucky enough to find them are sure to be charging a hefty premium to let them go. But getting the entire 50 State $2 Bill Collection™ may be hard, since the release is being restricted. That’s why the World Reserve Monetary Exchange has also decided to release all 50 states together in one complete collection to residents who beat the deadline by calling 1-888-586-8492 in the next 48 hours.

HOW MICHIGAN RESIDENTS CAN GET THEIR STATE $2 BILLS MICHIGAN RESIDENTS ONLY The special Toll Free Hotlines are open to Michigan residents only. Residents have just 48 hours to get their Michigan state $2 bills beginning at 8:00am today. If you miss the deadline you’ll be turned away and forced to wait for future announcements in this publication or others, if any. The World Reserve Monetary Exchange is only releasing the never before seen Michigan state overlaid $2 bills banded together in packs of 4, each in its own protective estate wallet, for just $12 per wallet and shipping to residents of Michigan only. There is a strict limit of 10 Michigan state $2 bill vault packs per household. To claim yours call the special Toll Free Hotline numbers below. SPECIAL TOLL FREE HOTLINE:

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Extremist letters target governors FBI says letters, one of which went to Granholm, could provoke violence EILEEN SULLIVAN DEVLIN BARRETT

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WASHINGTON — The FBI is warning police across the country that an anti-government group’s call to remove governors from office could provoke violence. The group called the Guardians of the free Republics wants to “restore America” by peacefully dismantling parts of the government,

according to its Web site. It sent letters to governors demanding they leave office or be removed. Investigators do not see threats of violence in the group’s message, but fear the broad call for removal of top state officials could lead others to act out violently. At least two states beefed up security in response. Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty said he received one of the letters but wasn’t overly alarmed.

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“We get all kinds of, shall we say, ‘interesting’ mail, so it’s not out of the norm,” Pawlenty said Friday. “It got more attention because it went to so many governors.” As of Wednesday, more than 30 governors had received letters say- Granholm ing if they don’t leave office within three days they will be removed, according to an internal intelligence note by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. The note was obtained by The Associated Press.

The FBI expects all 50 governors will eventually receive such letters. Governors whose offices reported getting the letters included Jennifer Granholm of Michigan, Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, Chet Culver of Iowa, Dave Heineman of Nebraska, Jim Gibbons of Nevada, Brad Henry of Oklahoma, Mike Rounds of South Dakota, Bob McDonnell of Virginia, and Gary Herbert of Utah. Granholm spokeswoman Liz Boyd said federal authorities had alerted the governor that such a letter might be coming, and it arrived Monday. Boyd, who described the letter as “non-threaten-

RETRACING JESUS’ FOOTSTEPS

Monday is deadline to register to vote May 4

Monday is the deadline to register to vote in the May 4 elections. To register, applicants must be at least 18 years old by Election Day and be U.S. citizens. They also must be residents of Michigan and of the city or township in which they wish to register. Residents can register in person at Secretary of State branch offices or their local city, village or township clerk’s office. Residents also may register by mail, but those voting for the first time must cast their ballot in person unless they hand-deliver the application to their local clerk, are aged 60 or older, are disabled or are eligible to vote under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act.

Missing Meridian Twp. 15-year-old located

MERIDIAN TWP. — A Meridian Township girl who went missing Tuesday has been found, police said Friday. Meridian Township police said Wednesday that Courtney Leigh Allen, 15, was thought to have run away. She had last been seen by her family Tuesday. Police would provide no other details Friday afternoon.

Fire at playground called suspicious

Lansing Fire Department officials are calling a fire that did about $8,000 damage to a local charter school’s playground on Friday suspicious. Lansing fire personnel responded to fire at the Mid-Michigan Leadership Academy in the 700 block of Maple Street at about 4:30 p.m. The fire, which was contained to a small area of the playground, burned half of a play structure, including a slide and a bridge, said Todd Ness, a battalion chief with the fire department. Aimee LeTarte, superintendent/ principal for the charter school, refused comment. — From staff reports

Mid-Mich. leads U.S. average for Census return rate CHRISTINE ROOK clrook@lsj.com

Search for missing man continues in E. Lansing

EAST LANSING — Police said Friday they are continuing their search for an East Lansing man who has been missing since Monday. David Drolshagen, 50, was last seen Monday morning at his home in the 100 block of Maplewood Drive, East Lansing police said. He has had no contact with family or friends Drolshagen since that time. Based on his bank and cell phone activity, police determined that Drolshagen was still in East Lansing late Monday. Drolshagen is a white man with brown eyes and gray hair. He weighs approximately 210 pounds and always wears glasses. Individuals with information on his whereabouts can call Det. Dan DeKorte at 319-6851 or 351-4220.

ing,” said it was opened by a staffer and immediately turned over to the Michigan State Police. The FBI warning comes at a time of heightened attention to far-right extremist groups after the arrest of nine militia members last weekend accused of plotting violence. In explaining the letters sent to the governors, the intelligence note says officials have no specific knowledge of plans to use violence, but they caution police to be aware in case other individuals interpret the letters “as a justification for violence or other criminal actions.”

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At the Capitol: Jesus, portrayed by Angel Garcia of Holt, is led by soldiers Friday during the Cristo Rey Catholic Church’s re-enactment of the Stations of the Cross which started at the Capitol.

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udas barely had time to spend his 30 pieces of silver. A day after portraying the betrayer of Jesus during a re-enactment of the Last Supper, Richard Foster donned a robe Friday to play Caiaphas, the priest who Christians say sought the crucifixion of Jesus on Good Friday. The Friday event was part of an annual Stations of the Cross re-enactment of Jesus’ death, coordinated by Cristo Rey Catholic Church. More than 150 people gathered when the event began at the Capitol. The two-hour procession ended at Cristo Rey Community Center. Foster, 51, of Lansing, said he doesn’t mind playing two of the most unsympathetic characters in the Passion story because the reenactments make it a more personal, meaningful experience for parishioners. Foster even had the long, dark beard often associated with Caiaphas. “I started growing this beard when I played Joseph in the

On to Cristo Rey: The procession travels Friday from the Capitol with the Cristo Rey Catholic Church’s Stations of the Cross re-enactment. (church’s) Christmas play,” Foster said. Fourteen-year-old Jose Gallo also had an unsavory role — playing one of the Roman soldiers who mocked and beat Jesus. But minutes before the event began, the Lansing youth said he was eager to play the role to re-

mind people of Jesus’s sacrifice for mankind. Wearing a Roman helmet, tunic and tennis shoes, Gallo said his attire also included a leather whip, which he was trained to use lightly. “I don’t feel it’s me so much that hurt (Jesus),” he said of playing the role. “We all hurt him.”

The tri-county area is running ahead of the national average when it comes to participation in the 2010 Census. Ingham County’s response rate based on mail-in returns was 63 percent as of Friday, according to the 2010.census.gov Web site. Clinton County had a 69 perOnline Extra cent return rate. EatonCountywas For a database at 67 percent. of census return The national rates by county rate was 56 per- and community, cent; the state see this story at rate was 63. www.lsj.com. “Michigan is ahead of the nation,” said Joan Jackson Johnson, director of Lansing’s Department of Human Relations and Community Services. “I think it’s representative of the outreach.” Census supporters have pushed to count the thousands of homeless residents in Lansing along with refugees and people double-stacked in houses out of economic necessity. Lansing’s rate so far is 59 percent — still ahead of the national numbers. “We’ve been doing OK,” said David Wiener, co-chairman of the Lansing Complete Count Committee. “We’re not really disappointed overall.” Census officials will be sending out an army of enumerators starting later this month to knock on doors and make certain each person is counted. At stake is congressional seating and more than $400 billion in federal money annually that is allocated based on population. Census takers will start in East Lansing this month to catch MSU students before they head home for the summer. In May, census takers will move through the rest of the region. Wiener said there are portions of Lansing near Lansing Community College that his group hopes to reach over the weekend. The message is that people still ought to fill out the short census forms that federal officials mailed to each household. “It’s not too late,” Wiener said, “to turn in your forms.”

Ties to Butler not enough to sink loyalty to MSU S

helby Schinderle’s school resume reads like this: w High school: Grand Ledge. w Bachelor’s degree: Michigan State University. w Post-graduate work: Butler University. In case you didn’t notice, the Spartans will play the Bulldogs of Butler tonight for the right to move on to the men’s NCAA basketball championship game on Monday. But Schinderle, who lives in Indianapolis, quickly dispelled any suggestion that her loyalty is being tested by the contest. “It’s a no-brainer,” said the pharmacist in a phone interview Friday. “Growing up in Michigan and being around MSU … I’m supporting the Spartans. There was

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never any question.” But Schinderle threw the Bulldogs a bone, too: “It’s very impressive that a small, private school made it to the Final Four.” Maybe she should consider a career in politics …

Mom’s invited

Schinderle managed to a get a couple of tickets to each of the final three games in Indianapolis and invited her mother, LeAnna

Edwards of Grand Ledge. Edwards pointed out that her daughter had another reason to support the Spartans, in case she needed one: Her father, Jack Schinderle — from the Upper Peninsula town of Iron River — played football for Duffy Daugherty in 1964-65. In an e-mail to me Edwards wrote: “My task is now to bring two new MSU sweatshirts (to Indianapolis) with us. She said hers are very tattered. My husband and I are looking forward to scratching off a Final Four from our bucket list.”

Lien alert

EAST LANSING — In Wednesday’s column I wrote about a lien on an East Lansing

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Michael Koster, president of Williams Distributing, who asked me to point out that the Down for the count Sue Safir of East Lansing wants to take homeowner was, indeed, informed of the possibility of a lien soon part in the Census — if only somebody after the project commenced. His would let her. company fulfilled its obligation, Check out my blog at www.lsj.com/ Koster said, by sending a letter schneiderblog to the homeowner describing the legal possibilities. It said, in part: home. It resulted from the fact that “This letter is being sent to inthe contractor on the job failed form you that we will be exerto pay the window supplier, Wilcising the rights of the Michigan liams Distributing of Grand Rap- Lein Laws. We have followed this ids, even though the homeowner, process in the past because it enAlan Kinnersley, paid for the job sures all parties will work togethin full. er to create a successful project.” The homeowner was thoroughKinnersley said he didn’t recall seeing any such paperwork. ly confused because, he said, he wasn’t sure how Williams DistribCall John Schneider at 377-1175, uting fit into the picture. send a fax to 377-1298 or e-mail I subsequently heard from jschneid@lsj.com.


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Shaarey Zedek holds class on Judaism

Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 1924 Coolidge Road in East Lansing, is offering an “Introduction to Judaism” class from 10 a.m. to noon Sundays May 2-23 and June 6-13. Rabbi Amy Bigman will teach students about Jewish holidays, life cycle events, philosophy, theology and more. There is no charge for Shaarey Zedek members; for all others, there is a fee of $36. Students will be asked to purchase books, as well. Please register by April 15 by calling 351-3570.

Your events are welcome in the Worship Calendar, which lists religious events such as guest pastors, anniversaries, holiday services and congregational festivals. Send information to: Worship Calendar, Lansing State Journal, 120 E. Lenawee St., Lansing, MI 48919 by noon Wednesday. You also can submit items online at www.lsj.com. For ongoing events, send separate notices for each week. 10 a.m.- noon April 3. Easter egg hunt, followed back at the church with free hot dogs and chips, games and activities. Info: 694-6479. "

Jesus Seminar makes another visit to E.L.

The Jesus Seminar on the Road returns to East Lansing for the third consecutive year next weekend. The event will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 10 at The Peoples Church, 200 W. Grand River Ave. in East Lansing. It’s sponsored by Edgewood Community Church, Haslett Community Church, the Michigan Conference of the United Church of Christ, The Peoples Church and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Register online at www.westarinstitute.org/Events/ JSORs/eastlansing2010.html. For more information, call 349-1658.

Walk raises funds for Hannah’s House

Hannah’s House, a Christian maternity home for homeless pregnant women, will host its annual spring fundraiser, “The Path of Life” Walk-a-thon, on April 24 at Hawk Island County Park on Cavanaugh Road, between Pennsylvania Avenue and Aurelius Road. Registration begins at 9:15 a.m., and the walk starts at 10 a.m. Those interested in participating should call 482-5856 to receive a pledge form in the mail. Send your information in writing to Alexis Coxon, People in Worship, Lansing State Journal, 120 E. Lenawee St., Lansing, MI 48919; fax it to 377-1298; or e-mail it to events@lsj.com. The deadline is noon the Wednesday before publication.

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Bigham-Tsai will preach on Easter Celebration, First “Midwives of God” at the Congregational United Church of Bible Study, Christian Science 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services. Christ, 210 W. Saginaw Highway, Reading Room, 709 E. Grand Info: 351-7030, www.uumcGrand Ledge, April 4. Sunrise River Ave., East Lansing, 2 p.m. msu.org. service at 8:30 a.m., Easter Thursdays. Small, nonbreakfast at 9 a.m., followed by Holy Saturday Divine Easter egg hunt for kids, denominational group discusses the worship service celebrating Liturgy, St. James Orthodox Our Savior Lutheran School, 7910 a portion of the Bible. Info: Jesus’ resurrection at 10:30 a.m. Church, 310 S. Putnam St., E. St. Joseph Highway, Lansing, 327-7724. Info: 627-2336. Williamston, 10 a.m. April 3. Info: 9:30 a.m. April 3. For kids ages Bible study and prayer 655-4788. 3 through 12. Easter crafts, filled Easter Pure Meditation meeting, Dimondale Christian eggs and fun for all! Info: Gathering, Self Realization Pascha Rush Procession, Outreach, 123 N. Bridge St., 627-8569, oursaviorchurch.org. Meditation Healing Centre, 7187 St. James Orthodox Church, 310 Dimondale, 7 p.m. Thursdays. Drumheller Road, Bath, 10:15 a.m. " S. Putnam St., Williamston, 6 a.m. With Bob and Sandra Carpenter, April 4. For people of all faiths and April 4. Procession will be pastors. Info: 663-8872. CLASSES practices. Hear Mata Yogananda followed by Matins, Divine Mahasaya Dharma’s Easter “Where Do We Go from Easter & Passover, Lansing Liturgy, Paschal Feast and Agape message, share in devotional Here?” Peoples Church of East Bible Class, 4924 Contec Drive, Vespers. Info: 655-4788. singing and pure meditation. Info: Lansing, 200 W. Grand River Lansing, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 4. Prayer Vigil, Bethlehem 641-6201, www.selfrealization Ave., East Lansing, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free lecture. Info: 580-4300, Lutheran Church, 549 E. Mt. Hope centremichigan.org. " Wednesdays through April 14. lansingbible.weebly.com. " Ave., Lansing, noon to midnight Frank McCauley leads a class on Easter services, Bethlehem Greater Abundance of April 3. Held noon to midnight. the book “Saving Jesus from the Lutheran Church, 549 E. Mt. Life Ministries Bible Info: 482-3225, www.beth Church” by Robin Myers. Info: Hope Ave., Lansing, April 4. Study and Prayer, Black lutheran.org. 332-5073. Resurrection celebration and Holy Child & Family Institute, 835 W. Resurrection Sunday Communion at the 8:15 a.m. Genesee St., Lansing, 7-9 p.m. CLUBS AND Worship, First Baptist Church and 10:30 a.m. services. Easter Thursdays. Info: 272-9632. MEETINGS of Okemos, 4684 Marsh Road, breakfast will be served at Lenten Bible Study: “24 Club Mom and Okemos, 10:45 a.m.- noon April 4. 9:15 a.m. Info: 482-3225, Hours that Changed the Girlfriends, Immanuel Info: 349-2830, www.bethlutheran.org. World,” University United Community Reformed, 2747 www.fbcokemos.org. Easter services, Emanuel Methodist Church, 1120 S. Morningside Drive, Lansing, Sunrise prayer service Lutheran Church, 1001 N. Capitol Harrison Road, East Lansing, 6:15-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Enjoy and Easter worship, Ave., Lansing, April 4. Easter 9 a.m. April 4. Focus of this guest speakers, Bible study, Trinity AME Church, 3500 W. Festival worship with special weekly study during Lent by service projects, fun activities Holmes Road, Lansing, April 4. music at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Adam Hamilton is the 24 hours and Christian yoga and build Join us at 6 a.m. as we seek Breakfast will be served between Jesus’ Last Supper with relationships with other women. God early, then celebrate the 8:30-10 a.m. Info: 485-4118, his disciples and his crucifixion. Free childcare, free family meal resurrection with a “come as www.emanuel This week’s topic: “Christ the from 5:30-6 p.m. Free children’s you are” worship experience at first.org. Victor.”Info:351-7030,www.uumcprogram from 6:15-7:30 p.m. Info: 10 a.m. and the beginning of msu.org. 321-2495, www.icrclansing.org. Easter services, University a series titled “Journeying From United Methodist Church, 1120 Mom to Mom, River Terrace the Cross to Pentecost.” Info: CALL FOR S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, Church, 1509 River Terrace, East 882-5722. Call for sellers for our April 4. The Rev. Kennetha Lansing, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays Mom to Mom Sale, Holt and 6:30-7:45 p.m. Wednesdays. United Methodist Church, 2321 Biblically based parenting course N. Aurelius Road, Holt, sale is offered to moms of all ages and from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 15 in stages for fellowship, support, Fellowship Hall. Gently used teaching and small group infants’ and children’s clothing discussions led by experienced and accessories, as well as larger mothers. Child care is provided up items, may be sold. Proceeds to age 3, as well as Bible stories, from fees will help support a Easter Sunday Services crafts, music and gym for 3-to variety of local and global 9:00 a.m. Choir, Brass, Organ 5-year-olds. Call to register. Info: missions. Call the church office, 10:30 a.m. Choir, Brass, Organ and 351-9059, www.riverterrace.org. 694-8168 or e-mail Kristi Worship Band Zakrzewski, ksuezak@yahoo.com MUSIC for more information or to reserve Nursery care at all services Shape note singing, space. Info: 694-8168, Edgewood United Church, 469 www.holtumc.org. Cost: fee is Pastor Clayton Libolt preaching N. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing, $20 per table, with one table 7-9 p.m. first and third Tuesdays River Terrace Church and two chairs provided, one of the month. Traditional singing large item may also be sold in a 1509 River Terrace Drive from the 1991 edition of “The separate area. East Lansing, MI 48823 Sacred Harp.” Beginners Off Hagadorn Road; north of Hannah Plaza welcome. Loaner books available. CHILDREN’S ½ mile south of Grand River Info: 381-1321, ACTIVITIES fasolamichigan.org. www.riverterrace.org " “Parable Quest,” Grace Bible Church, Sunday school wing, 351-9059 SPECIAL 0010647019 1000 S. Canal Road, Lansing, SERVICES 7:15-8 p.m. Wednesdays through Easter celebration, Grace June 9. Program for Bible Church, auditorium, 1000 S. kindergartners and elementaryCanal Road, Lansing, 10:45 a.m. aged children, with games, music, April 4. The Passion Week Singers and more. A nursery and Asbury United Methodist Church and the Grace Note Youth Bell programs for teens and adults run Choir will present special music 2200 Lake Lansing Rd. at the same time. Info: 622-4722, during the Easter services. www.gracelansing.com. " Lansing Children’s church and nursery Easter egg hunt, Grovenburg are also provided. Info: 622-4722, (517) 484-5794 United Methodist, 1368 www.gracelansing.com. Grovenburg Road, Holt, 11 a.m. Easter Breakfast 8:30 a.m. Easter celebration, First April 3. Prizes, snacks and a Presbyterian Church, 2021 brief storytime. Bring own Easter Easter Worship 9:45 a.m. Aurelius Road, Holt, April 4. baskets if possible. Separate hunt Sermon: “Christmas Fulfilled” Breakfast at 9 a.m. in Fellowship for very young children. Open to Hall with an Easter egg hunt Pastor Marty DeBow the public. Info: 648-5730. for small children, followed by Easter egg hunt, games Easter worship and Communion and activities, Vantown at 10 a.m. celebrating Christ’s Community Church, 3504 E. resurrection. Info: 694-8151. Howell Road, Webberville,

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Died Friday afternoon as a result of multiple wounds to the head, hands, feet and side during crucifixion in Jerusalem, Israel. Services will be held at various churches on Saturday evening and Sunday morning throughout the world to commemorate his life and death. Jesus was born in Bethlehem, the City of David, about thirtythree years ago. He was raised in Nazareth in Galilee, son of Joseph a carpenter and Mary a homemaker. Jesus was known throughout his life as a compassionate and caring man ready to reach out to the hungry, blind, sick and the outcasts of society. Survivors include Mary, his mother and eleven very close friends and companions. There will be no visitation as burial has already taken place outside the city gates at “Golgotha” also known as “The Skull Place” with the help of Joseph of Arimathaea. In lieu of flowers, family and friends are encouraged to gather together weekly to pray for, reflect on and witness to the message and the life that Jesus shared with us. Let us all pray together! St. Casimir Roman Catholic Parish 815 Sparrow Avenue Lansing, Michigan 48910 517-482-1346 Easter Vigil – Saturday 9:00 p.m. Easter Sunday Masses 9:00 & 11:30 a.m. 0010647400

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“I did not do anything intentionally wrong. I’m a good Samaritan, kind and gentle.” Louis “Pat” May, doctor who lost his license for allegedly writing prescriptions for controlled substances without a narcotics license

Doctor disputes prescription claims and had dried food on it,” according to state documents. The worker said May was “barefoot and wearing dirty clothes while seeing these patients.” “I was dirty because I came back from the farm to find the social worker in my house,” May said, noting that he still farmed at his County Farm Road property.

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License suspended: Dr. Louis “Pat” May denies writing any prescriptions for controlled substances after voluntarily not renewing his narcotics license, which lapsed Jan. 31, 2008. His medical license remained in effect, he said, until the state suspended it. The state said “apparently” May did not know that some of the medications he was dispensing were controlled substances. Those medications included alprazolam, which is the generic name for Xanax, which depresses the central nervous system; and anti-anxiety medication diazepam, which is also sold as valium; among others.

license back), but I didn’t want to lose it this way,” the doctor said. May has practiced in Livingston County since 1947, when he moved to the area after service in World War II. He said he tried years ago to retire, but some patients just did not want to give him up as their doctor. “I’ve been waiting to die for five years,” he said. “I’ve outlived everybody in my Won’t fight the state family. I’m living on borMay has 30 days to dispute rowed time.” the suspension, but he said he He said he continued to see probably won’t fight it. his longtime patients, but only “I really don’t (want my for minor ailments, such as a

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Pinwheel gardens set for 28 Mich. counties

Thousands of pinwheels will spin outside courthouses, schools, libraries and city halls in Michigan this month. The state says the pinwheel gardens are planned in 28 counties to call attention to the importance of preventing child abuse and neglect. The nonprofit Children’s Trust Fund and more than 40 groups are sponsoring the gardens. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month as well as Child Abuse Prevention Month in

cold or fever. Anything more serious, he said, and he served as a “traffic director, sending them to other doctors.”

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May said his trouble began when a social worker visited his home in September 2008. The Livingston County Department of Human Services’ adult protective services worker discovered May used his living room as a waiting area for patients and that he evaluated patients in his kitchen, where his work table was “dirty

The state also said May’s documentation of patient charts was routinely substandard and he failed to keep appropriate inventories of controlled substances. When asked if he knew the law required physicians to keep detailed medical records, May replied: “Is there a law? ... I’ve never been good at keeping records.” Pointing his index finger to his head, May said, “I keep them here. My mind used to be a steel trap.” Kendra Skronek, who said she is May’s licensed practical nurse and neighbor, said another of May’s nurses kept the medical records, some of which now are stored at his County Farm Road property or at his daughter’s house. Thestatesaid Mayalsoprescribed controlled substances to patients without properly performing medical examinations and without a controlled-substance license. May admitted that some of his work “was done on the phone,” but he denied writing any prescriptions after Jan. 31, 2008.

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PORTLAND, Ore. — The U.S. attorney’s office said Thursday that an executive with the GeoStar Corp. of Mount Pleasant has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States in a fraudulent tax shelter involving the leasing of thoroughbred mares. John W. Parrott entered his plea before U.S. District Judge Ancer Haggerty in Portland. GeoStar was the parent corporation of ClassicStar LLC, a tax shelter that offered tax benefits in connection with the leasing. Court documents say Parrott was general counsel, executive vice president, director and part owner of GeoStar. The U.S. attorney’s office says investors filed tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service claiming false tax deductions of more than $500 million, resulting in a tax loss to the U.S. government of more than $200 million. Court documents say the mare lease program purported to a legitimate way to reduce or eliminate their income taxes. Parrott is set for sentencing June 28; he faces a maximum five years in prison.

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Woman crashes into salon, gets hair done

PLAINFIELD TWP. — An 82-year-old woman who accidentally crashed her car through the front window of a southwest Michigan salon stuck around afterward for an appointment to get her hair done. Authorities say Marion Zock was parking her Ford Fusion on Thursday outside Classic Hair Design in Kent County’s Plainfield Township, near Grand Rapids, when she stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake. Two people were injured, including an employee who returned to work after treatment and a girl with a bruised arm. Stylist Kristi Dochod told WWMT-TV the crash sounded like an explosion. The salon stayed open as the car was removed, and is open during repairs.

Jury convicts two in Medicare fraud probe DETROIT — A Detroit-area physician and another man have been convicted as part of a Medicare fraud investigation. A U.S. District Court jury on Friday found Dr. Alan Silber guilty of six counts of aiding and abetting health care fraud, and acquitted

him of one count of health fraud conspiracy. William Reeves was convicted of one count each of health fraud conspiracy and conspiring to pay and receive health fraud kickbacks. Silber was charged with billing Medicare for treatments that were unnecessary or not provided. Reeves was accused of paying $50 kickbacks to patients Silber purportedly treated at a Canton clinic. Silber’s attorney, James Burdick, said the government failed to show his client knew fraud was being committed. A message seeking comment was left with Reeves’s attorney, Richard Lustig.

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SAULT STE. MARIE — Lake Superior State University has named interim President Tony McLain to the job long term. McLain stepped into the job in July 2009 after Rodney Lowman retired as chief executive of the 3,000-student university. McLain is a former Sault Ste. Marie schools superintendent, retiring in 2003. Before that, he was superintendent for the Superior Central Schools in Eben Junction. Lake Superior State trustees approved McLain’s appointment Friday. A search committee considered more than 70 candidates. — From staff and wire reports

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Lansing, former auto supply worker, died Thursday. Visitation 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Palmer, Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Holt Chapel. w Geisenhaver, Deborah K., 53, of Lansing, died Friday. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel. w Kent, Gard R., 85, of Lansing, retired state Insurance Bureau employee, died Friday. Arrangements by Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes, Greater Lansing Chapel. w Kish, Elizabeth E., 89, of Lansing, retired bank teller, died Wednesday. Memorial services 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel. w Manville, Carroll, 95, of Lansing, died Tuesday. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Tiffany Funeral Home. w McMullen, Betty Lou, 73, of Lansing, died Wednesday. Services 2 p.m. Monday at Tiffany Funeral Home. w Schirado, Helen R., 96, of Lansing, died Thursday. Services 11 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Arrangements by Palmer, Bush and Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel. w Stone, Rev. Lester D., 59, of Lansing, Friendship Baptist Church pastor, died Wednesday. Services 11 a.m. Tuesday at Immanuel's Temple Systems of Church. Arrangements by Riley Funeral Home. w Weston, Margery L., 85, of Lansing, died Wednesday. There will be no services. Arrangements by EstesLeadley Funeral Homes, Greater Lansing Chapel. w Wigman, David Cole, 56, of Lansing, formerly of Mason, retail salesman, died Thursday. Memorial services 2 p.m. April 12 at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Ball Dunn Chapel, Mason.

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89, of Bath, died Thursday. Graveside services 1 p.m. April 15 at DeWitt Cemetery. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt Chapel. w Rosekrans, Lloyd L., 90, of Bath, retired power plant operating engineer, died Wednesday. Graveside services 1 p.m. April 15 at DeWitt Cemetery. Arrange-

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83, of Eaton Rapids, retired executive secretary, died Wednesday. There will be no services. Arrangements by Shelly-Odell Funeral Home, Eaton Rapids.

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died March 25. Private services will be held. Arrangements by BorekJennings Funeral Home, Lamb Chapel, Howell.

Mason w Kyser, Kathleen Louise,

65, of Mason, retired Dart Container employee, died Thursday. Services 11 a.m. Tuesday at Eden United Brethren Church, Mason. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Ball Dunn Chapel, Mason.

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Helicopter delivers special treats for children in Trenton

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of Mulliken, retired office manager, died Thursday. Services 11 a.m. Tuesday at Grace Bible Church, Delta Township. Arrangements by Tiffany Funeral Home.

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TRENTON — Hundreds of kids ran to grab some marshmallows and to get a prize in the warm morning sunshine on Friday. A helicopter came and made three separate drops, one for each age group. Ariana Gamsjager (at left), age 2, of Riverview wasted no time picking up and eating the marshmallows as they fell during the Wayne County Parks Marshmallow Drop at Trenton’s Elizabeth Park.

St. Johns w Verlinde, Paul A., 54, of

St. Johns, farmer, died Friday. Services 11 a.m. Tuesday at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns.

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of Keller, Texas, formerly of Lansing, retired truck driver, died Monday. Memorial services 11 a.m. today at Church at the Cross, Grapevine, Texas. Arrangements by University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas. w Henry, Elizabeth Helen, 91, of Kalamazoo, formerly of Okemos, retired nurse, died Friday. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Chapel, East Lansing. w Mazzolini, Joseph E., 87, of Rochester, formerly of St. Johns and Europe, retired musician and voice teacher, died Wednesday. Visitation 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns. w Music, Jeff, 84, of Marshall, retired farmhand, died Thursday. Graveside services 11 a.m. today at Rosehill Cemetery, Eaton Rapids. Arrangements by Shelly-Odell Funeral Home, Eaton Rapids. w Williams, Florence E., 98, of Battle Creek, formerly of Holt, retired General Motors employee, died Friday. Arrangements by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel.

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more. Ages 1-12 years old. Info: 627-6608. w Easter Egg Hunt, Games & Activities, 10 a.m.- noon April 3. Vantown Ave., Lansing. More than 6,000 Community Church, 3504 E. Howell SATURDAY, APRIL 3 filled eggs. Free for all children Road, Webberville. Easter egg hunt, Art Openings 10 and younger. Bring your own followed back at the church with w “Pentimento: Digging Deeper” basket. Different areas for each free hot dogs and chips, games and by Jennifer Walker opening age group. Plus a visit from activities. Info: 694-6479. " reception, 1-2 p.m. April 3. East w Easter Egg Hunt for Kids, the Easter Bunny. Info: 482-1551, Lansing Public Art Gallery, Hannah www.scribblesandgigglesc 9:30 a.m. April 3. Our Savior Community Center, 819 Abbot hildcare.com. Lutheran School, 7910 E. St. Joseph Road, East Lansing. Mixed media Online Highway, Lansing. For Kids ages 3 " art. Info: 337-1731 . Cost: Free . Extra w Easter Egg through 12. Easter crafts, filled Hunt, 11 a.m. Find more eggs and fun for all! Info: 627-8569, Children’s Activities April 3. oursaviorchurch.org. " w Annual Easter Egg Hunt and events Grovenburg w East Lansing Kiwanis Annual Festivities, 1-3 p.m. April 3. Silver in our online United Meth- calendar Candy Hunt, 9:30-10 a.m. April 3. Leaf Lodge #534, 5334 S. Martin odist, 1368 Patriarche Park, Alton Road, East Luther King Jr. , Lansing. Also database at Grovenburg Lansing . Candy hunt for children. story telling and games. Info: www.lsj.com. Road, Holt. Arrive early. Hunt starts at 10 a.m. 882-9440. Cost: free, includes Prizes, snacks Separate areas for preschool, kinrefreshments. and a brief storytime. Bring own dergarten and combined first and w Breakfast with the Bunny, Easter baskets if possible. Sepsecond grade. Info: 332-1115. 8-11 a.m. April 3. Impression 5 Sciarate hunt for very young chilw Kids Easter Make-it and Take-it, ence Center, 200 Museum Drive, dren. Open to the public. Info: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 3. Ledge Craft Lansing. Pancake breakfast, dye 648-5730. Lane, 120 S. Bridge St., Grand eggs, scavenger hunt, meet the w Easter Egg Hunt, 1 p.m. April 3. Ledge. The Easter Bunny will visit. bunny and see chicken hatchGrand Ledge Opera House, 121 S. An egg-hunt for ages two to six lings. Reserve your arrival time Bridge St., Grand Ledge. For ages years old will be held at the by phone. Info: 485-8116, ext. 26, 2-4 and 5-6. Info: 627-1443. " Opera house Commons at 1 p.m. www.impression5.org. Cost: $10, Info: 622-4321, $8 adult members and ages 5 and w Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m.- noon April 3. Grand Ledge Church www.ledgecraftlane.com. older; $7, $5 members for ages of the Nazarene, 3432 W. Jefferw Super Saturday: Easter Egg Hunt, 2-4, free for younger. son Highway, Grand Ledge. More 2-3 p.m. April 3. Capital Area Disw Community Easter Egg Hunt, than 3,000 eggs. Prize table, pictrict Library Main Branch, 401 S. 10 a.m. April 3. Scribbles & Gigtures with the East Bunny, and Capitol Ave., Lansing. Begins at 2:15 gles Child Care, 609 N. Verlinden p.m. Bring a bag to hold your goodies. Plus live animals and a visit from Peter Cottontail. Info: 367-6363, www.cadl.org.

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Lansing Age 88, passed away on Tuesday, March 30, 2010. She was born in Salineno, TX on January 10, 1922, the daughter of Pedro and Josefa (Buentello) Garcia. Ricarda was preceded in death by her loving husband, Pedro Flores in 1990, grandson: Sergio Eden, Jr. and son-in-law, Jose Serna. Survivors include her children: Sergio Eden Flores (Maria V.), Guillermina Canales (Eden), Nelda Maria Canales (Hector Efrain), Josefa Serna, Eliever Maria Sanchez (Mario), Luis Roel Flores (Yolanda) and Eliazar Flores, 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 1 great-greatgrandchild and 9 step-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Cristo Rey Catholic Church with Reverend Frederick L. Thelen officiating. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive visitors on Monday, April 5, from 2-4 p.m. at the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 900 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, from 6-8 p.m. at the church with an evening Vigil service at 7 p.m. and 1 hour prior to the service at church on Tuesday. For those who with, memorial contributions may be made to Cristo Rey Catholic Church, 201 W. Miller St., Lansing, MI 48911. Online condolences may be made at www.gorslineruncimanlansing.com.

Joseph Walrath

Age 40, Joseph Edward Walrath died Wednesday March 31, 2010, at his Lansing residence shared with his long-time friend Terry Killian. He is survived by Margaret Hill of Lake Wales, FL, Warren Walrath of Dimondale, MI, a brother James in Wisconsin, a sister Jennifer and their respective families. Services will be held at future date to be determined. Arrangements by Tiffany Funeral Home.

Nehme Frangie

Okemos Nehme Frangie passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at age 90. He was born April 10, 1919 in Lansing, the son of Fayad and Takla (Saad). He is survived by his wife, Melanie (Adado); brother, Victor (Yvette); 3 sons, Nabil (Diane), Charles (Vera), Nassim "Sam" (Leila); 1 daughter, Noelle (Mike) Abood; 9 grandchildren; Jeffrey Abood, Daniel Frangie, Carolyn Frangie, Tony Abood, Nicole Frangie, Joelle Frangie, Joseph Frangie, Mary Frangie, Melanie Frangie; and many nieces and nephews. Nehme was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters. Nehme was a very devoted husband, father and grandfather who loved spending time with family and friends. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at St. Mary Cathedral, 219 Seymour, Lansing, MI 48933 with Archpriest Lawrence Gosselin of St. Joseph Melkite Greek-Catholic Church officiating. The family will receive visitors Monday, April 5, 2010 at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 1730 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, MI 48823 from 4-8 p.m. with Bright Week prayers at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Attn: Memorial Honor Program FH, One St. Jude Place Bldg., P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 300, Memphis, TN 38148-0552 or to St. Joseph Melkite GreekCatholic Church, 725 W. Mt. Hope, Lansing, MI. Online condolences may be made at www.gorslineruncimaneastlansing.com

In Loving Memory of . . .

Charlotte Moyer “Mom & Grandma” 4-3-1929 to 7-24-2007

Everyday in some small way, memories of you come our way. Though absent, you are always near, still missed, still loved and always dear. Sweet Jesus, take this message to our mother up above, tell her we miss her, and give her our love.

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Central United Methodist Church, 215 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. The Ten Pound Fiddle’s “first Saturday” dance. All are welcome. Wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to twirl. No partner necessary. Info: 999-3465, www.tenpoundfiddle.org. Cost: $8, $7 for members, $4 for students and first time dancers. w Strictly for Fun Ballroom Dance Party, 7 p.m. April 3. Central United Methodist Church, 215 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. 7 p.m. intermediate cha cha lesson, 8-10:30 p.m. general dancing. Snacks and refreshments. Info: 712-6674. Cost: $10 dance only, $8 students with ID dance only, $5 for lesson.

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ria”, 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. April 2-3, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. April 4. Jack Breslin Student Event Center, 1 Birch Road, East Lansing. Info: 432-1989, www.breslincenter.com. Cost: $35-$95.

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the Capitol Lawn, 10 a.m.- noon April 3. State Capitol, Capitol lawn, 111 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing. The Lansing Jaycees present the Annual Easter Egg Hunt on the Capitol Lawn. Join us for games, crafts and prizes in addition to the Easter Egg Hunt. Ages up to 9 can participate in the hunt. The event starts at 10 a.m. and the hunting will begin at 11 a.m. sharp. In the event of severe rain, event will be canceled and not rescheduled. Info: 402-8488. "

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Hutaree’s influence limited to leader’s family, friends Other militias refused to help Christian group MIKE HOUSEHOLDER Associated Press

ADRIAN — The leader of a self-proclaimed group of “Christian warriors” had lofty ambitions: Set up chapters around the U.S., stockpile a massive cache of weapons and even establish his own country as he prepared to battle the Antichrist, authorities say. David Brian Stone never got too far in his plans. His influence didn’t appear to extend much beyond a close circle of family and friends, and associates say other militias refused to come to his defense during raids late last month. “These guys may have felt in their mind that they were a part of this brotherhood,” said Andrew Arena, head of the FBI in Detroit. “The reality is I don’t think they’ve got a whole lot of support.”

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Small group: A state police armored vehicle is seen during a standoff with a militia member on Monday in Hillsdale County. Not only did other militia groups refuse to help the self-proclaimed “Christian warriors”, one group turned to authorities to help track down a fugitive member of the group following the raids. Stone, his two sons, wife and five others were arrested after the raids in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio and charged with seditious conspiracy, attempting to use weapons of mass destruction and other crimes. Authorities say the nine, who were members of the Christian militia called Hutaree, were plotting to kill police officers in hope of sparking an anti-government revolution. A federal judge in Michi-

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(MS) -- Stylish wheels have become standard equipment on a majority of today’s cars and trucks. But, if your rims are scratched or damaged, their appearance can be embarrassing and bring down the value of your vehicle. Regardless of where you drive and how careful you are, wheel damage is hard to avoid. Your wheels can easily suffer dings and scratches from stones, road debris and potholes, as well as dulling, pitting and corrosion from car wash chemicals and the effects of weather. Fortunately, there is an easy solution to the problem, and you don’t have to lay out big bucks for new wheels or take your damaged ones to a repair shop. You can fix your wheels yourself to a “like new” condition and save hundreds of dollars in the process with an easy-to-use Wheel Restoration Kit developed by Permatex, a leading innovator of automotive repair and appearance products. The Permatex Wheel Restoration Kit can help you fix the damaged surface on your wheels and restore the original silver metallic finish and overall appearance. The kit comes with simple, step-by-step instructions and everything you need for a professional looking restoration, including a premium, high performance wheel paint. The finished repair is permanent and resistant to chemicals, brake dust, heat, and chipping. To help ensure an easy, high quality repair, Permatex has developed three demonstration videos in English and Spanish: Dents and Grooves; Curbside Rashes, Scuffs and Scratches; and Corrosion, Rust and Minor Scratches. Each video covers the entire repair process, step by step. All of the videos are free, and can be viewed online at: www.permatexrepair.com. Whether you’re a do-it-yourselfer or a pro, you can make wheels look new, without special tools or training. The kit works on all types of metal wheels, including aluminum, alloy, steel, and mixed metals. It’s not recommended for chrome wheels, plastic wheel covers, or structural damage. You should be able to get Permatex’s Wheel Restoration Kit at leading auto parts stores for less than $25.00. If not, you can find your nearest retailer at www.permatexrepair.com or by calling Permatex at 877-376-2839. For the finishing touch, give your tires a high tech shine with No Touch Turbo Wet, a new shinier, longer lasting tire dressing, also from Permatex. SC103196 Stephan Trouten | thesource@lsj.com | 517-702-4247

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Garage Sales Suburb BATH 13838 HARVEST Lane, SAT, April 3rd, 7am-1pm. No Early Sales. Tools, furniture & many other items.

HOLT - 4288 Woodworth, Thurs., Fri. & Sat., 9-4p.m. Lots of houseware and more! New items daily.

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Symbol of hope, peace thrives in tough economy DAVID ASHENFELTER Associated Press

DETROIT — When Jeff Newsom releases white doves at weddings, funerals and birthday parties, he can’t always predict how quickly they’ll fly away. But they almost always beat him home for dinner. “They don’t follow the highway or stop for red lights,” Newsom, the owner of Crystal Wings & Amber Dreams in Jackson, says with a laugh. For four years, Newsom has dazzled crowds at festive and solemn events from Detroit to Marshall. Though the recession has hurt his business, Newsom and other dove release specialists say their service remains popular because of

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the birds’ graceful behavior and the purity and love they symbolize. “The birds fascinate people,” said Jim Frees, 67, owner of TC Doves in Traverse City. “Wherever you go, you bring so much fun and happiness to people.” The birds, which are really homing pigeons, can be unpredictable because they sometimes perch in nearby trees or dart under a vehicle and dawdle before flying away. Yet, onlookers invariably associate their antics with human behavior. Todd Borek, owner of Borek Jennings Funeral Homes in Livingston and Washtenaw counties, which release Newsom’s birds, said one of them relieved itself on the son-inlaw of the deceased at a funeral two years ago. Borek was horrified, but said the son-in-law laughed off the incident: “He said his father-in-law had been crapping on him for years.”

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PUPPIES AKC, ROTTWEILER/ST. BERNARD MOVING SALE April 2-3, 10 MEDIUM SIZE DOG found BOSTON TERRIER Blue fe- DAUCHSHUND MINIATURE HAVANESE 9 wks old, black & white on 3/21 near MLK & 496. PUPPIES AKC dapple long cross pups born 12/28. male, 1 1/2 yrs., housea.m.-3 p.m. and April 8, 9 & females, $750. 231-823Call to identify: 517-974hair, black & tan smooth, 8 S hots, wormed, health broke, spayed, good 10, 9-3 p.m. 608 N. EIFERT 2061. 6351 weeks. Beautiful coat and warr. Great family pets. w/kids & other dogs, $75. RD., MASON. markings, Experienced $175-$225. 517-596-2320. 517-852-9979. breeder, Good with children, Health guaranteed, HAVANESE PUPS AKC$550-$750. 517-404-3045. lovable, records, shots, www.puppy-place.net > BOSTON TERRIER show quality, vet checked, wormed, 2 females nicely PUPS Excellent quality, bred, 80% potty trained, KITTIES 5 MOS/UP rescued $350. PUGGLE female PARROT MOLUCCAN ready for a forever loving neutered, most declawed; COCKATOO Friendly & pup, fawn, $250. Shots, home, very social. $500.00. www.trinityacresrescue.p talkative 15yrs s/s male ( 5 1 7 ) 2 0 6 - 0 4 4 4 wormed. 517-375-3369 etfinder.com $45- $135. $750 (517)887-0879 www.gmdoxies.com, (517)410-0074 ginasdoxies@yahoo.com SHELTIE PUPPIES AKC, BOXER - 3 yr. old fawn, in LAB AKC PUPS Chocolate & $450-$350. 989-681-2054 tact, female. Kennel DOGS FOR SALE AKC Black black. 1st shots, wormed, www.pets4you.com/pages/baker Lab, 5 yrs. & Chesapeake AUCTION TODAY, 4/3, trained. Tail & ears done. dews, parents. $250-$275. Bay Retreiver, 2 yrs. Fami10:00 AM, 4800 N. Grand $550. 517-857-4197. 517-285-8250. ly dogs, purebred, hunting River, Lansing SHELTIE PUPS AKC, chamlines. Igloo houses includHousehold, precision & pion lines, all ages, some ed. Shots up to date. LAB MIX PUPPIES 7 wks., BULL DOGGE PUPS 1 male, hand tools, Stanley collecvery small, beautiful pets, 1st shots, dewormed, $100. $200/each. 517-488-1835 blk & tan, 1 female blk & tor planes, collectibles. $500. 989-725-6885. Call 517-490-6260. wht, $500 no papers. $1000 There are wonderful, w/papers. 517-763-7324. ENGLISH SETTER GUNDOG loving, healthy animals SHIH TZU 1 female puppy, PUPPIES & ADULTS, $50- LAB PUP AKC Chocolate, $300. 1st shot & wormed. at the Ingham male, 1st shots & wormed, BULL MASTIFF FEMALE, to $300. 517-283-1559. Call 517-554-0420. 517-625-3428. good home, red fawn brinCounty Animal dle, 3 1/2 yrs., can purENGLISH SPRINGER SPANchase AKC papers & pediShelter who SHIH TZU ADULT female, I E L PUPS AKC. Liver & LAB PUPPIES AKC Yellow, gree. $100. 517-852-9979. AKC, black & white, champ black, & brown, 1st shots, desperately need white. Great family pets. bloodlines, 517-726-0779. dews removed, $275, pa$500. 517-204-2611. homes. rents on site 517-887-6205. BULL PUGGLE MIX pups, 8 wks. old. 1st shots, SHIH TZU PUPPIES YOU CAN HELP wormed. $250/best. 989- FRENCH BULLDOG AKC 2 yr MALAMUTE PUPS AKC one AKC, female, cream. 517-726by calling 763-2241 517-589-8332/517-589-5844. silver spayed female @ 0779. www.weaverspets.com $250. 2 ready to go black & 517-676-8370 or DESIRES whites, 1 male, 1 female Affordable sponsoring an animal $600, 2 ready to go mid GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS 7 days/Call anytime ST. BERNARD PUPPIES April, red & white male AKC/OFA. Black, tan & sa517-993-1195 Beautiful AKC! Shots, on the LSJ Pet $800, black & white female ble. European working wormed. Parents on site. $600. Pictures at champion line. Shots, Adoption Page $500. 989-875-4833 www.iqaluk.com (prices wormed. 989-775-6511. ÌQÌQÌQÌQÌ are for LIMITED REGISTRAOPEN 24 HRS. TION) TOY POODLES BLACK, 8 Low rates , - anytime . . . GERMAN SHEPHERDS, ON(269)275-8766 weeks, Good with children, 517-575-4769 LY BETTER!! Unique brinparents on site, pure bred, dle Dutch Shepherd pups. shots, wormed, $200-250. UKC. Healthy, sheds less, MALTESE $400/$600. PE( 9 8 9 ) 8 4 2 - 5 6 2 8 KINGESE $300/$500. All extremely intellegent. csticaams@aol.com AKC pups. 231-924-7704. Available now! $1,500. 517-719-0208. Appearing on our Adoption www.chercarkennels.com MALTESE & PUG MIX 4 517-626-6060 Page gives them a chance boys, all black. $300 each. NOTICE TO BID to be seen and adopted No checks. Call 989-637The Ingham County Land 4387. into a loving home or Bank is accepting proposals for Residential Stake possibly, if lost, redeemed Surveys of Various Properby their owners. The MALTESE PUPPIES AKC 8 ties. The Bid Packet can be wks., non shedding, hyponext Adoption Page G O L D E N D O O D L E obtained at the Ingham allergenic, 1st shots, 3 WEST HIGHLAND TERRIERS CREAM/LIGHT GOLDEN, with animals from County Land Bank offices girls, 1 boy. 989-980-5639. Nonshed, shots, great with Good with children, located at 422 Adams, the Ingham County kids, Parents are 15 lbs loveable, parents on site, Lansing, Michigan 48906 Animal Shelter in $500/up (810)496-3697 shots, wormed, Amazing between the hours of 8:00 MALTI POO PUPPIES Mason will run on F2, Line Bred pups. Avail. am and 5:00 pm Monday 7 wks. old, 1st shots, th week of 4/23. Williamston through Friday or at our wormed. $350. 989-427Area $450.00. (517)202w e b s i t e : 3205 WESTIES Please call by 10 am 2034 after 5pm. www.inghamlandbank.org How to Recognize a th after April 5, 2010. ProposThe next RESPONSIBLE MINIATURE SCHNAUZER als will be due at the Land BREEDER GOLDEN DOODLE PUPPIES to sponsor an animal on CAHS “Adopt A Pet” PUPPIES 7 wks old, shots Bank offices at 4:30 pm on www.WestieEduMi.com 7 wks old; very intelligent & wormed, non shedding, this Adoption Page. April 14, 2010. The Bid page will be published or 734-455-9239 & adorable. $850. 989-733great family pets, salt & Opening will be April 15, for our Westie 101 in the Lansing State 6772 www.sweetpups4u.com, 1st pepper & black & silver. 2010 at 8:15 am. The handout. site click doodles $250/each. 517-749-0045. Journal on Call the Lansing State Ingham County Land Bank www.puppybuyerinfo.com is an Equal Employment Journal at Friday, Opportunity Employer. G O L D E N D O O D L E OLDE ENGLISH BULLDOGGE Women- and Minority517-377-1111 PUPPIES.No shed. HypoalMay 7th, 2010 PUPS, CKC/IOEBA reg. Owned Businesses are enlergenic. F1B Taking dep. 0000807120-01 Shots, wormed. $800- YORKIE PUP AKC couraged to apply. Sponsors are needed $600 cash. 517-617-6823, 517-617-6820 $1500. 574-329-2568. 517-213-1212 to publish the animals AMERICAN PITBULL TERRI photos and description. ER fawn/blue, 6 weeks, PEGASUS HOLDINGS & GOLDENDOODLE PUPS PITBULL PUPPIES 9 weeks This page gives them a Champion lines, parents LAND DEVELOPMENT is acgoldendoodle4you.com old, 1st shots, dewormed, on site, pure bred, shots, cepting bids from all Reserve now for best 2 males, 2 females, $160. chance to be seen and UKC registered, vet trades in regards to the price. 517-420-0863. (517)404-7052 adopted into a loving checked, wormed, Sire is construction of a 3,328 home or possibly, Purple Ribbon Champion, square foot dental facility POMERANIAN PUPPIES 8 GOLDENDOODLES with some Nitro lines, Dam to be built in the Eaton if lost, redeemed by wks old, black, shots, 2 $500. Pics at: is dual reg. with Razors County Governmental their owners. available. $400 or best ofpicasaweb.google.com/jmpm0302 Edge, Yorks, and Cheeks Complex in Charlotte, MI. Most animals sponsored fer. Call 989-307-0123. 517-802-8540. lines $600. (616)374-9088 Questions may be faxed to & published find homes! YORKIE PUPS $500+ Kim_Alderink@yahoo.com 231-932-9144. Plans are Yorki-poos & Shorkies available for a non GOLDEN RETREIVER PUP- PUGGLE PUPPIES 7 wks old, Sponsorship Deadline Toys, Nonshed, Shots refundable deposit in the th 1st shots & wormed, small PIES Nice 7 week old pupADORABLE PUREBRED & Noon, May 5 , 2010 $375/up (989)225-1367 amount of $50.00 per set & loveable. $250. 989-427pies. Shots wormed vet DESIGNER BREEDS Must made out and sent to Please call 3205 checked purebred not regsee! Shoxies & Papa-poo PH&LD, 821 S. Elmwood 517-377-1111 to help! istered. 5 females. pups. YORKIE & YORKIE Poo Pups Ave., Studio D, Traverse $350.00. (989) 463-5732. 517-404-1028/517-404-3045. $500-$850. 517-404-1028 City, MI 49684. Please note PUGGLES 2ND GENERA www.puppy-place.net www.puppy-place.net that this is a prevailing TION 7 WKS. s h o t s , CHIHUAHUA MALE Dark sil- GOLDEN RETREIVER PUPS wage job requiring compliwormed. $250. ver & tan, 8 wks., puppy ance with the Federal ADULT FEMALE DOMESTIC Jnco11148@yahoo.com. AKC/CKC - Family raised, shot & wormed, asking Davis-Bacon Act StandSHORT HAIR CAT Must be 1st shots, parents on site. $600. 517-812-6523. ards. Bids will be received the only pet in household. $350. 517-231-0009. PUG PUPPIES 8 wks., 1st by fax at 231-932-9144 by Extremely loving & affecshots & wormed. $350. 12:00 PM on April, 14, 2010. tionate. UTD w/shots. Call CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES 10 989-427-3205 In submitting this bid it is GOLDEN RETREIVER PUPS 517-896-3939. BACKYARD CHICKEN wks old, males $175. understood that the right AKC Vet checked, shots, COUPS & RUNS Portable & 517-371-4416 is reserved by the Designwormed. $400-$450. self contained, many sizes, PUGS 3 MALES & 2 females, Builder to reject any and AKC COCKER SPANIEL pup, ACHIHUAHUASWORLD.COM 517-223-9239 free delivery. Call 517-663$300 ea. Call 517-663-3762 all bids, to waive irregular5 months old, white/red, 6373 - Chicken Tractors. or 517-213-1505. ities and/or formalities, wormed, shots, male, $150. CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES 8 and in general, to make RETRIEVER PUPS (517)745-5689 wks. 2 tiny fawn & white GOLDEN award in any manner AKC, Vet checked, 1st Publication Policy: To ensure the best response to your females. $300. 517-488deemed by it, in its sole shots, family raised. $350ad, please take time to be sure your ad is correct the first 9861. AMERICAN BULLDOG PUPS discretion, to be in the $400. 517-388-0056 time it appears. If you see an error, please call us immeABRA. Old Johnson bloodbest interest of the diately to have it changed. The Newspaper may, in its line. 2 males available. Pa- CHINESE CRESTED/ HAIR Design-Builder. sole discretion, edit, classify, reject at any time any adrents on site. Taking deGOLDEN RETRIEVERS AKC vertising copy submitted by Advertiser. Advertiser LE S S 10 wks. old. Shots, posits of $300 asking Shots, wormed, 6 wks., paagrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Newswormed. 2 boys. $300. 989$1,300. Ready May 5th. rents on site, $500. Call paper from all claims (whether valid or invalid), suits, 620-4278 517-643-1774. 989-236-5135. judgments, proceedings, losses, damages, costs and expenses, of any nature whatsoever (including reasonable COCKER SPANIEL PUPPIES! GREAT DANE PUPS 8 wks. attorneys’ fees) for which the Newspaper or any of it’s AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD $300 & up! Good colors. affiliates may become liable by reason of Newspaper PUPS! AKC registered. 1st shots, wormed. Males 989-426-3866 or 989-246publication of Advertiser’s advertising. A complete list of $500. 616-891-1058 $300; Females $350. 0658 Karen. advertising policies are available at 989-980-9771 www.lsj.com/contactus. BABY PYGMY GOATS Bottle fed, cute, friendly. Colorful males. $50. No meat sales. 517-719-0208 CAT -LOST IN Greenoak/ Grand River area in N. Lansing. White & black BEAGLE PUPS PUREBRED 5 wks. old, tri-colored, 15", short haired cat with shots & wormed. $125. short, stubby tail. Please 810-686-1020 call 517-204-8289 if found. CORGI PUPS: AKC, Show, family. Small dog, big heart. $500-up. BEAGLE, PUREBRED MALE www.corgibreeder.com. 517-4684 mos. w/food & kennel. 3298/ 313-550-4429 Shots, wormed. $150. 989-640-6137.

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SPRINGPORT-ESTATE SALE 9386 Springport Rd., April 5 to 9, 8-dusk. Industrial, commercial, automotive and household items.

Animals Found

Dove release specialists say business is good

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the Lenawee Volunteer Michigan Militia — not only refused to assist one of Stone’s sons who fled the FBI after a raid on Saturday night, but they actually turned to authorities to help track down Joshua Stone. Joshua Stone called LVMM member Matt Savino on the night of March 27 and told him there was an emergency, Savino told The Associated Press. Savino said he and three others met with him at a 7-Eleven in Adrian around 10:30 p.m. Joshua Stone told Savino that his father and four other Hutaree members had been arrested, and agents were looking for him, Savino said. “When it comes down to it, could you back us up?” Joshua Stone asked, according to Savino, who said he refused. The next morning, Savino said he talked to the FBI and told them who was with Joshua Stone and what vehicles they were driving. By Monday night, Joshua Stone surrendered peacefully at a camper 20 miles away.

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MULTI FAMILY SALE - 1918 REMSING DR. (Lansing, off Aurelius, N. of Willoughby) Fri., Sat., & Sun. 9-4p.m. Furniture, name brand clothes (A&F, Gap, A&E, Polo) household, toys and much more!!

Moving Sales MOVING / ESTATE SALE 5154 Sapphire Circle EAST LANSING, Saturday, April 3rd, 10:00 to 2:00 Furniture, Kitchen items, Accessories, Artwork,& Collectibles. Park Lake Road, east on Burcham, south on Hidden Lake Drive to Sapphire Lane to Sapphire Circle MOVING SALE April 2-17 (no sale on Easter Sun.) 9am-6pm. 9327 Old M-78/ Lansing Rd., betw. Woodbury & Beard Rd., Shaftsb urg. Household, furn., hunting & fishing equip., shop full of construction tools, carpentry, woodworking & mechanical. Everything must go. 228224-2773.

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FOUND YOUNG CAT on MLK BEAGLES-FEMALES AKC Good huters. 6 & 7 yrs old. drive, near Rundell. 517Shots UTD. $150/both or 202-5790. Call to describe. $100/each. 989-236-7397

DACHSHUNDS $200-$275 AKC Collie Pups $375. Shih-poo male $275. Cavaliers, $1100-$1500. 989-539-2498


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ACCOUNTANT We are currently searching for an accountant with a Bachelor Degree and a MINIMUM of 3-5 years of CO RPOR ATE accounting experience to join our team. Candidates should be self-motivated with excellent organizational and communication skills.They should have experience in the preparation of compiled financial statements, performing internal audits, assembling work-papers and corporate business tax return preparation, as well as be able to work with other professionals to complete larger teamoriented projects. Ability to do tax research, a multistate tax background, and knowledge of UltraTax and Creative Solutions are a huge plus. Numerous benefits. Resume can be sent to : humanresourceemail@ yahoo.com.

TOSHIBA LAPTOP WINDOWS 2000 + Office & 50+ games. Internet ready. 517-755-6181GORE

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WINDOW AIR CONDITION ER. Works great. Free. ( 5 1 7 ) 3 3 3 - 8 6 5 2 BEEF - $2.09 lb. hanging ghb1@acd.net SYLVAN 17’ SPORT Select weight. Process incl. ¼’s & 1994 Aluminum Fish and ½’s. Pork $1.69/lb. incl Ski, 115 hp Mercury outprocess. Ask for Charlie board, original owner, 517-803-6887 Webberville stored inside, low hours, excellent shape. $8200 (989)224-2279 WANTED: UNWANTED appliances, air conditioners, cars, trucks, vans, farm machinery, lawn EXCELLENT HORSE HAY mowers, campers, hot Timothy/Alfalfa mix, 1st water tanks, aluminum or cutting $4.00, 2nd & 3rd steel boats, aluminum win- 2007 HARLEY DINA-CVO cutting $4.50. 517-647-4096 dows or doors, aluminum Screaming Eagle. 110ci/ toppers, any types of alu1800cc. 13,800 mi. Mint minum or steel siding, condition. $14K. 517-449GRASS HAY 1ST & 2nd cut4 wheelers, go carts, trail0859, St. Johns. tings, no rain. $3.50 bale, ers, batteries. stored inside, 517-651-5198 All picked up for Free. HONDA CRF80 2004 Like Call 517-628-2818 new...Great shape! $1000 HAY FOR SALE 1st & 2nd ( 5 1 7 ) 7 7 5 - 7 7 9 3 cutting, $3 & up. Delivery gkrebill@aol.com available, 100 bale minimum. 517-543-1047 HONDA SABRE 1100 2006 Titanium Flame Paint. HAY MIXED NO rain. 1st & WANTED: Chrome Light Bar, Bags, Gun reloading 2nd cuttings. $4 sq. bale. Sissy Bar. Less than 5k mi. equipment, old guns, bul517-676-9490 or 676-9380. Like Brand New $8000.00 lets, gun parts, more. Laycock Farm (517)676-1508 Call 517-623-0416

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HAY & STRAW, square & round bales. Eagle area. 517-202-2371

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Schools and Training NEED A NEW CAREER? Increase Your Earning Potential! Get Certified in 3 to 6 months in Computer skills, Microsoft Certifications, Medical Billing or Pharmacy Tech. Starting now at New Horizons. Call 1-866-366-7051. Job placement/financial assistance available Associate member of MI Works.

A ANTIQUE BUYER paying cash for guns, jewlery, furniture, art & unusual & bizarre items. 517-819-8700

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JAYCO EAGLE 2006 288RLS, GOOD BURNING Oak sleeps 4, AC/furnace, hardwood $60 a face cord. ref/freezer, stove w/oven, FREE delivery for two or shower w/tub,HDTV, more. Call 517-676-4091. ALWAYS BUYING Home Theater w/Dolby old costume jewelry & oth5.1, rear ladder, excellent er nice old things. Linda condition, new roof SEASONED HARDWOOD 517-331-1181 $17950.00 (517)242-9514 F I R E W O O D . $ 60 a Face svossler@sbcglobal.net cord. Delivery included. Call 517-719-1281 or 517ANTIQUE BUYER looking 507-7093. for paintings, jewelry, musical instruments, sterling silver, coins, old watches. Call John 517-886-9795

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CASH FOR GUNS, Art, Antiques, Jewelry, musical inFINE SAND - Suitable for struments, Valuables. Call playground, approx. 1/4 517-204-2004/517-663-3931 yard. Free. You pick up. 374-0076. CASH PAID for diabetic test Strips. Most types up to $12 per box. Call 517669-1197.

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Furniture A BED QUEEN PILLOWTOP mattress set, new in plastic, $200. Call 517-410-4921. Can deliver. DINING ROOM SET light stain oak, includes hutch, table w/4 leafs, 4 chairs. $1500. 517-645-7715. THOMASVILLE HUTCH $550; paid $4100. WOODARD GLASS TOP Dinette w/4 chairs, $450; paid $3600. Both like new condition! 517-321-0900

Household Goods KENMORE WASHER & DRYER $550. Entertainment center, $300. Both like new. 517-337-6335.

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WANTED: TRANSACTION COORDINATOR Fast paced award -winning Real Estate office seeks professional, highly organized individual who can stand the heat. Self motivated/ reliable/ problem solver w/ knack for details. ONLY THE BEST NEED APPLY. Min of 2 yrs exp in real estate/ title field period. Fax cover letter & resume to 888-6864944 or email peter.pmachomes@gmail. com

Looking for a job but don’t want a set schedule? Capital Honda has got the perfect position for you! We are currently seeking an on call Dealer Trade Driver. We call, you drive, and it’s as good as it sounds. Must possess a valid driver’s license and have good driving record. Call 517-337-8383 and ask for Lisa Chester. Retiree’s encouraged!

Construction Kalin Construction Co., Inc. is a Heavy Highway Contractor based in Southwest Michigan. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, all female, male, and minority applicants are welcome. We are currently seeking applicants for the following positions: Operators Grader Excavator Finished Dozer Pipelayers Truck Drivers, CDL with Double Endorsement Travel is required. The closing date for these openings will be 04/11/10. Applicantions are on the Company’s website at kalininc.com. Interested applicants should submit their applications or resume by email to employment@kalininc.com or by fax at 269.925.4920.

Automotive AUTOMOTIVE BILLER Contracts, titles, etc. Experience preferred. Full time, benefits available. Send resume to PO Box 740, Okemos, MI 48805.

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$14.95/Start Local Company has 15-20 Immediate openings in Pollution Control Division No experience necessary we train Must have own auto Management available No layoffs Call Monday & Tuesday For interview 517-694-7927 CLINTON COUNTY NEWS ST. JOHNS AREA Earn extra $$$ working a few hours on the weekends delivering your weekly newspaper. Routes will take approximately 1-2 hours, and can be delivered anytime between Sat 5:00pm to Sun 12:00pm. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license, dependable vehicle, be at least 18 years of age, and live in the area. Routes are a perfect way to supplement your income, or expose your children to job responsibility. Interested candidates should contact Dustin Spenski at517-377-1033 or dspenski@lsj.com

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Apply within for a fun & exciting work environment. Must be 18. Deja Vu, 1000 W. Jolly Rd. No calls please. LANSING COMMUNITY NEWS

LANSING STATE JOURNAL NEWSPAPER DELIVERY AGENT EARN EXTRA $$ ALMA AREA $1700 The Lansing State Journal has an opening for an Independent Contractor to manage the daily newspaper operation for the ALMA area. Agents are responsible for store and rack collections and delivery service on home delivery routes. Delivery times are approximately 3 hours per morning between 3:00 am and 6:00 am. You must live in the ALMA area and have dependable transportation with an acceptable credit report, if you would like more information about being a Contractor with the Lansing State Journal, please contact Tom O’Dell at 517-377-1179 or email todell@ lsj.com.

Business Opport. Self Employment 25 YR OLD M U L T I NATIONAL COMPANY EXPANDING IN THIS AREA. W e need "PROFESSIONALS". More info 485-4986 BE YOUR OWN BOSS The LANSING SOUTH MENARDS has a great opportunity for an individual with a Class "A" CDL wanting to start their own business by becoming an owner/operator This GREAT opportuity comes with SUPER SECURITY and UNLIMITED Earning Potential. This is YOUR opportunity to work with the #1 Home Improvement Center!! Contact: Scott, Nick or Steve @ 715-876-4000

ProfessionalTechnical Human Resources No experience needed. Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management or Business Management with an emphasis in Human Resources is required. Must have exceptional analytical, org. and comm. skills. Responsibilities include interviewing, recruiting, training, scheduling, and payroll and benefits coordination. Apply in person at: Menards 725 American Road Lansing, MI 48911 OPTOMETRIST WANTED In Lansing. Full or part time. Hours negotiable. Benefits and 401K. Please contact Cheryl Massa @ 313-215-6748 or email: omscheryl@comcast.net.

EARN EXTRA MONEY!!! Routes available delivering the Lansing City News on the weekend. Paid weekly. MUST RESIDE IN AREA AND BE 18 OR OLDER.

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Kevin Johnson, 59, was arrested in Madison, Wis., in February and charged with using a stun gun repeatedly on a local dance instructor, whom Johnson believed was a “sinner” (also a “fornicator” and a “peeking Tom”) who “defiles married women” by teaching them dances involving bodies touching.

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PH.D. LEVEL 11. Ken Kesey: 1 Answer________ 12. T.E. Lawrence: 7 Answer________ 13. Clive Cussler: 6 Answer________ 14. Alistair MacLean: 8 Answer________ 15. Ray Bradbury: 451 Answer________

A 7-year-old girl died in February in Oroville, Calif., and her 11- year-old sister was hospitalized needing critical care, after being “lovingly” beaten by their adoptive parents, Kevin and Elizabeth Schatz, who are followers of religion-based corporal punishment. The Schatzes, as recommended by a fundamentalist Web site, had whipped the girls with quarter-inchwide plumbers’ rubber tubing, to supposedly make the children “happier” and “more obedient to God.” Criminal charges against the couple were pending at press time.

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were an eyesore, and did nothing for the economy or moral of this city! I hope they Vacant Lansing hotel razed employ some of our youth that’s struggling to to make way for Sonic find employment in this horrific economic era! Let’s get ’er done! From “KingofOkemos:” Took them long From “Justjabbering:” Junk food jobs are the enough. Been seeing those Sonic commercials future of Lansing? Hard to get excited about for years without a Sonic within a reasonable that. distance. From “ClydetheComet:” If you are unemFrom “Stoner133:” The fools have opened the ployed dust off those old roller skates in the floodgates now. Every fast food chain will be chomping at the bit for their share of the pie to basement and start practicing. If you can skate build a new place. I admit I have wanted to see a without spilling the food, you are in. From “MrPebble:” All incentives do is allow Sonic open in the area for a long time, but this money losing operations at the taxpayers was the wrong way to get one. expense. Under the old rules, you opened a From “Lansingresident2:” I’m excited; that store and if you lost money, you closed. hotel and the “clubs” that set up shop there IN RESPONSE TO

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Female suicide bombers from the North Caucasus are often called “black widows” because many are wives of militants killed by security forces.

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en under the influence of Islamists who persuaded her that she needed to sacrifice her life to avenge her husband, the paper said. Female suicide bombers from the North Caucasus are often called “black widows” in Russia because many of them are the wives, or other relatives, of militants killed by security forces.

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MOSCOW — The image is striking: a sultry teenager, partly veiled, in the embrace of a bearded man — both grasping handguns. The photo appeared Friday in a leading Russian newspaper, which reported that the teen was one of the two female suicide bombers who struck Moscow’s subway. The paper indicated that she might have been out to avenge her husband, an Islamic militant killed by Russian forces. Russian investigators said one of the attackers was a 17-year-old widow named Dzhennet Abdurakhmanova. They did not confirm that the photo published in the Kommersant newspaper was that of the bomber. Kommersant published what it said was a picture of Abdurakhmanova, dressed in a black Muslim headscarf and holding a Makarov pistol. The image was broadcast on all nationwide television networks. A man with his arm around her, holding a bigger Stechkin

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Subway bomber? This undated picture provided by the Russian news agency NewsTeam is claimed by the Russian Kommersant newspaper to show Dzhennet Abdurakhmanova (left) and her husband, Islamist rebel Umalat Magomedov. gun, was identified as Umalat Magomedov, whom the paper described as an Islamist militant leader killed by government forces in December.

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the famous Gorky Park. The other blast struck the Lubyanka station in central Moscow, beneath the headquarters of the Federal Security Service or FSB, the KGB’s main successor agency. In both cases, the bombs were detonated as the trains pulled into the stations and the doors were opening. The twin attacks Monday killed 40 people and wounded

at least 90. Authorities were still trying to identify the second bomber and track down the organizers of the strike, for which a Chechen militant leader claimed responsibility. Kommersant said the couple met on the Internet. Magomedov then set a meeting and drove her away by force when she was still 16. After her husband’s death, Abdurakhmanova might have fall-

Alexander Ignatenko, head of the independent Moscow-based Institute for Religion and Politics, said Islamic militants persuade “black widows” that a suicide bombing will reunite them with their dead relatives beyond the grave. “They go on a mission fully confident that they will meet with their loved ones,” said Ignatenko, who has studied the Islamic insurgency in the Caucasus. The daily Moskovsky Komsomolets said that a burned shred of a letter in Arabic found on Abdurakhmanova’s body promised a “meeting in Heaven.” It was un-

Red tape idles earthquake aid trucks for days at Haiti border Lines lengthen as government regains control

to intercept contraband, and alsoraiserevenuesfromcommercial drivers’ import fees. “Some kind of control is needed,” said Bellerive, who added that delays were to be expected. “There is a lot of traffic across a border that was not prepared for that.”

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clear who wrote the letter. The paper said that the two bombers could have been part of a group of some 30 suicide attackers who had been trained in Chechnya. Dagestan, one of the poor, predominantly Muslim provinces in the volatile North Caucasus area, was the site of two suicide bombings on Wednesday that killed 12 people, mostly police officers. Another explosion there Thursday killed two suspected militants. On Friday, President Dmitry Medvedev urged harsher measures to crack down on terrorism. Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin have called for swift action to stop terrorists. On Friday, Medvedev broadened the targets to include their accomplices who help in any way. “In my opinion, we have to create such a model for terrorist crimes that anyone who helps them — no matter what he does, be it cook the soup or wash the clothes — has committed a crime,” Medvedev said.

JIMANI, Dominican Republic — After six days of waiting at Haiti’s border, Mario Polanco was losing patience with the red tape holding up his truck full of earthquake relief supplies. Polanco drove the equipment for the International Committee of the Red Cross 11 hours from a port in the Dominican Republic, only to have the Haitian customs agent find one problem after another with his paperwork. As he waited in the shade of his truck’s cab in this dusty bordertown,dozensofothers were lined up behind him. “I don’t know why they are making it so difficult on people,” Polanco said. For more than six weeks following the Jan. 12 earthquake, Haiti left its border with the Dominican Repub-

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Long line: People cross the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic on Thursday in Malpasse, Haiti. Red tape has had trucks carrying aid to earthquake victims backed up for days. lic open to speed the delivery of aid. As the government now reasserts control, the return of bureaucracy is leading to delays as trucks idle for days.

Two-mile line

One day this week at the customs office at Malpasse, the Haitian town across from Jimani,asingleagentwasprocessing a caravan of trucks, including Polanco’s, that stretched for two miles. In the

line were rice, beans, canned food, construction materials and ambulances — all desperately needed in Haiti. “We haven’t been able to distribute food for two weeks,” said Paloma Rivera, an official with Quisqueya in Action, a nonprofit Dominican organization that is feeding some of Haiti’s homeless quake victims. Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive says border controls are necessary

The main southern road between the two countries that share the Caribbean island of Hispaniola became a major throughway for humanitarian aid following the magnitude-7 quake, which killed a government-estimated 230,000 people and left more than 1 million people homeless. The road was particularly important in the first weeks of the crisis as the Port-auPrince airport, which has only one runway, diverted aid flights to Santo Domingo amid a crush of emergency traffic. The United Nations’ World Food Program is also now rushing to build up Haiti’s seaports ahead of hurricane season, when heavy rains often wash out mountain roads.

Sounds heard in China mine where 153 trapped ASSOCIATED PRESS

BEIJING — Rescuers cheered Friday after hearing faint signs of life — tapping noises, and possibly shouting — from inside a flooded Chinese coal mine where 153 workers have been trapped for more than five days. Footage on state-run China Central Television showed rescuers tapping on pipes with a wrench, then cheer-

ing and jumping after hearing a response. They lowered pens and paper, along with glucose and milk, down metal pipes to the spot where the tapping was heard. About 3,000 rescuers were working nonstop to pump water out of the Wangjialing mine, which government officials say flooded Sunday afternoon when workers digging tunnels broke into an old shaft filled with water.

But experts said it still could take days to reach the miners — and their survival depended on whether they had decent air to breathe and clean water to drink. “They’re doing probably the only thing they can do, which is to pump water as fast as they possibly can,” said David Feickert, a coal mine safety adviser to the Chinese government. He said some mines have rescuers trained

as divers for cases such as this. “But from the sound of it, there’s too much water in this mine and they’re not sure where people are.” The flood was one of three coal mine accidents in China this week. A gas explosion Wednesday in the central province of Henan killed 19 and left 24 trapped, and nine people died Thursday in northwestern Shaanxi province.


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Jesus, portrayed by Angel Garcia of Holt, is roughed up by Roman soldiers during the two-hour Cristo Rey Catholic Church’s re-enactment of the Stations of the Cross, which started at the Capitol. More than 150 people followed the procession, which ended at the Cristo Rey Community Center. — Page 11A

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DETROIT — Michigan has turned hot, dry and windy, triggering a “red flag” wildfire alert from the National Weather Service on Friday and a halt to outdoor burning permits across much of the state. Michigan’s noon temperatures hit 81 degrees in Bellaire and 76 in Flint, with winds gusts topping 30 mph in places, the weather service said. It’s been weeks since most of the state has had any significant rain, and an unusually warm spring means the snow is long

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3 adults, 3 kids die in Minneapolis fire

MINNEAPOLIS — Six people, including three children, died Friday after a fire swept through a two-story building in Minneapolis that included several apartments and an Irish pub, authorities said. One woman died at a hospital early Friday, then the bodies of two men and three children were recovered from the building throughout the day, city fire officials said. The fire began in a second-floor apartment, but the cause hasn’t been determined, fire officials said.

Actor John Forsythe of ‘Dynasty’ dies

LOS ANGELES — John Forsythe, the suave actor with the silvery hair and mellifluous voice who was familiar to millions for his roles in the popular television series “Bachelor Father,” “Charlie’s Angels” and “Dynasty,” died Thursday. He was 92. Forsythe, who had heart bypass surgery in 1979 and was hospitalized for colon cancer in 2006, died at his Santa Ynez home from complications of Forsythe pneumonia, his publicist said. Despite a successful career on Broadway and appearing in many films, Forsythe was best known for three TV roles: Bentley Gregg, a bachelor uncle whose social life is curtailed when he must care for a young niece; the unseen Charlie, who gives three sexy young detectives their assignments in “Charlie’s Angels” and, most notably, Blake Carrington, the oil tycoon around whom life revolves in the prime-time soap opera “Dynasty,” which aired from 1981 to 1989.

Chinese drywall should be gutted

NEW ORLEANS — Thousands of U.S. homes tainted by Chinese drywall should be gutted, according to new guidelines released Friday by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The guidelines say electrical wiring, outlets, circuit breakers, fire alarm systems, carbon monoxide alarms, fire sprinklers, gas pipes and drywall need to be removed. About 3,000 homeowners, mostly in Florida, Virginia, Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana, have reported problems with the Chinesemade drywall, which has been linked to corrosion of wiring, air conditioning units, computers, doorknobs and jewelry, along with possible health effects.

2nd woman charged in ‘Jihad Jane’ case

WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors filed terrorism charges Friday against a pregnant American woman in the so-called “Jihad Jane” case. Jamie Paulin-Ramirez flew from Ireland Friday to Philadelphia, where she was arrested by agents with the joint terrorism task force there. Last month, authorities in Ireland detained Paulin-Ramirez, originally from Colorado, and six others as they investigated an alleged plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist whose drawing had offended many Muslims. A Pennsylvania woman, Colleen LaRose, already faces charges she pushed the plot in Internet conversations, sometimes using the screen name ‘Jihad Jane.’ — From wire reports

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WARWICK, R.I. — U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano took a helicopter tour over still-flooded Rhode Island on Friday, witnessing waterlogged shopping malls and homes with people’s possessions laid out to dry

in their yards, as residents and officials in the already economically troubled state pleaded for her to secure more federal aid. Napolitano called the flooding “significant” and pledged the federal government’s help in the months to come. State officials, including U.S. Reps. Jim Langevin and Patrick Kennedy, pressed for more than what’s already been promised. “We were already reeling from a bad economy. This is the last thing that Rhode Island could deal with, and

yet, here we are,” Langevin, whose district was hardest hit, said to Napolitano during a news conference. “ Fa m i l i e s , individuals, businesses need the help, as soon as possible.” The Na- Napolitano tional Weather Service said it did not expect the Pawtuxet River, source of much of the flooding, to go below flood stage until at least Sunday. Many

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neighborhoods and businesses have been underwater since Monday due to three days of record-setting rain that caused the worst flooding in the state in at least 200 years. It was the second round of major flooding this month. Gov. Don Carcieri has said the floods likely caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage, and state labor officials said as many as 4,000 people are temporarily out of work. President Barack Obama had already declared a di-

saster in much of Rhode Island, which triggers some federal money, although the state is required to match 25 percent of the disaster funds. Carcieri and members of the congressional delegation have asked the federal government to waive that requirement given the state’s dire financial situation. The state has had years of budget problems, with a current deficit of $220 million, and the unemployment rate is at 12.7 percent, third worst in the country.

Vatican allegedly waited years to defrock Ariz. priest ASSOCIATED PRESS GREGORIO BORGIA/Associated Press

Way of the Cross: Pilgrims hold candles Friday during the Via Crucis procession at the ancient Colosseum.

Vatican distances self from remarks after backlash FRANCES D’EMILIO Associated Press

VATICAN CITY — At a solemn Good Friday service, Pope Benedict XVI’s personal preacher likened the tide of allegations that the pontiff has covered up sex abuse cases to the “more shameful aspects of antiSemitism.” But within hours, facing a storm of criticism at the comparison, the Vatican felt it necessary to distance the pope from the preacher’s remarks. Both Jewish and victims’ groups responded that it was inappropriate to comPIER PAOLO CITO/Associated Press pare the discomfort being experienced by the church Papal greeting: Pope Benedict XVI on Friday greets pilgrims gathered at the foot of the Colosseum leadership in the sex abuse for the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) torchlight procession on Good Friday in Rome. scandal to the violence that culminated in the Holocaust. Two hours later, BeneThe Vatican has been on dict, wearing a red cloak in the defensive in recent days, the breezy night, knelt in saying the church has been prayer at the Colosseum as singled out and collectively he watched the faithful carstereotyped for the problem ry a tall, slim wooden cross of pedophilia, which it says in Rome’s traditional torchlit is a society-wide issue. Via Crucis procession that commemorates Christ’s sufDelicate day fering and death. Thousands Invoking any comparison of people clutching prayerwith anti-Semitism was parbooks and candles crowded ticularly sensitive on Good around the ancient arena. Friday, itself a delicate day in During the procession, “we a decades-long effort by Jews meditated on his (Jesus’) sufand Catholics to overcome fering and discovered how a legacy of mistrust. There deep his love was and is for ALESSANDRA TARANTINO/Associated Press us,” Benedict said in a brief was a long-held Catholic belief that Jews were collec- Pope’s preacher: The Rev. Raniero Cantalamessa delivers the remarks at the end of the tively responsible for execut- Good Friday homily during a service celebrated by Pope Benedict 90-minute ceremony. Then he ing Christ, and a landmark XVI in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican. blessed the crowd, promptachievement of the Second ing cheers and some shouts Vatican Council of the 1960s ry as he sat near the central Catholic church,” Lombardi of “Long live the pope.” was a declaration stating the altar at the early evening said, adding that CantalamCantalamessa’slikeningthe Jews should not be blamed prayer service. essa was speaking about a accusations to the Holocaust for the crucifixion. The Rev. Federico Lom- letter from a friend who rankled U.S. Jewish leaders. As the pope listened in bardi, a Vatican spokesman, lived through a “painful ex“Shame on Father Cantala hushed St. Peter’s Basili- later contacted The Associ- perience.” amessa,” said Elan Steinberg, ca, the Rev. Raniero Canta- ated Press and said Cantavice president of the Amerlamessa likened accusations lamessa wasn’t speaking as Way of the Cross ican Gathering of Holocaust against the pontiff and the a Vatican official when he Although the Vatican said Survivors and their DescenCatholic church in sex abuse compared “attacks” on the Cantalamessa wasn’t speak- dants, in a statement. “The scandals in Europe, the U.S. pope to “collective” violence ing as an official of the Holy Vatican is entitled to defend and elsewhere to “collec- against Jews. See, its official daily news- itself, but the comparison with tive violence” suffered by Such parallelism can “lead paper L’Osservatore Roma- anti-Semitic persecution is ofthe Jews. to misunderstandings and is no ran the text of the homily fensive and unsustainable. We Benedict, 82, looked wea- not an official position of the in full. are sorely disappointed.”

The future Pope Benedict XVI took over the abuse case of an Arizona priest, then let it languish at the Vatican for years despite repeated pleas from the bishop for the man to be removed from the priesthood, according to church correspondence. Documents reviewed by The Associated Press show that in the 1990s, a church tribunal found that the Rev. Michael Teta of Tucson, Ariz., had molested children as far back as the late 1970s. The panel deemed his behavior almost “satanic.” The tribunal referred his case to then-CardinalJosephRatzinger, who would become pope in 2005. But it took 12 years from the time Ratzinger assumed control of the case until Teta was formally removed from ministry, a step only the Vatican can take. As abuse cases with the pontiff’s fingerprints mushroom, Teta’s case and that of another Arizona priest cast further doubt on the church’s insistence that the future pope played no role in shielding pedophiles. Teta was accused of engaging in abuse not long after his arrival to the Diocese of Tucson, Ariz., in 1978. Among the eventual allegations: That he molested two boys, ages 7 and 9, in the confessional as they prepared for their First Communion. Bishop Manuel Moreno held a tribunal for Teta, which determined “there is almost a satanic quality in his mode of acting toward young men and boys.” Teta was removed from ministry by the bishop, but because the church’s most severe punishment — laicization — can only be handed down from Rome, he remained on the church payroll and was working with young people outside the church.

A tribunal found the priest’s behavior almost “satanic.”

Pilots can now take antidepressants on the job FAA cites new drugs in lifting 70-year-old ban LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The government is lifting a 70-year-old ban on letting pilots fly while on antidepressants, citing improvements in the drugs and an unforeseen side effect of the restriction: Depressed pilots kept flying but just kept their conditions secret.

“Our concern is that they haven’t necessarily been candid,” Federal Aviation Administrator Randy Babbitt said in a conference call. The change in policy, which includes a degree of amnesty for pilots who lied about their diagnosis and treatment on medical certification forms, is aimed in part at clueing the government in on how many pilots suffer from a disease whose symptoms can include thoughts of suicide, FAA officials said. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that about 9.5 percent of people 18 and older suffer from a mood

The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that about 9.5 percent of people 18 and older suffer from a mood disorder. disorder. A 2009 study by Columbia University showed that as many as 10 percent of Americans were taking antidepressants. FAA officials assume the percentage is about the same among pilots. But the agency has no hard numbers because the ban gave pilots a disincentive to report depression or treatment for it. Under the ban, airline and other pilots

who suspected they were depressed but wanted or financially needed to fly generally faced a choice: seek no medication for treatment, because doing so would disqualify them, or self-medicate and lie about it on a required medical certification form — a federal crime. Neither, Babbitt said, is acceptable. “We need to change the culture and re-

move the stigma associated with depression,” he said. “Pilots should be able to get the medical treatment they need so they can safely perform their duties.” Under the new policy, pilots who take one of four antidepressants — Prozac, Zoloft, Celexa or Lexapro — or their generic equivalents will be allowed to fly if they have been successfully treated by those medications for a year without side effects that could pose a safety hazard in the cockpit. The antidepressants are classified as SSRIs, which help regulate mood. The ban had endured be-

cause earlier generations of antidepressants caused concerns about side effects, such as drowsiness and seizures, Babbitt said. But a panel of medical experts for the FAA found during two years of research that newer versions don’t cause side effects in everyone. When they do occur, they tend to subside in time. In addition, the FAA will grant a sort of amnesty for pilots who have kept their treatment a secret. The agency will not take civil enforcement action against pilots who, within six months, disclose their diagnoses of depression and treatment.


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Heat: Many controlled burns taking place

2010 homicides w Jan. 6: Jamelah Davis, 17, of

Lansing, shot and killed inside a home in the 1400 block of Linval Street. An 18-year-old man has been charged in the case. w March 25: Darren Brown Jr., 18, and Owen Goodenow, 23, were found dead inside their house in the 3200 block of Glasgow Drive. Police believe it was a drugrelated killing. w Wednesday: Julius Glover, 43, of Lansing, was shot and killed in the 600 block of Sycamore Street. w Thursday: Zachary Chapman, 24, of Lansing, was stabbed in the 3800 block of Schlee Street. He died early Friday.

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fire prevention chief. There already have been a number of wildfires, including one that consumed 63 acres in Roscommon County this week, he said.

Permits halted

The state has stopped issuing permits for people to burn leaves and yard waste because of the conditions. People are allowed to make campfires but should use great caution, he said. “They need to use all the proper prevention measures if there’s any kind of a heat source,” said Kollmeyer, who is based in Cadillac in the northern Lower Peninsula. Authorities in a number of areas have been carrying

Stabbing: No arrests in latest homicide

ANACORTES, Wash. — A Washington state oil refinery hit by a deadly blast and fire early Friday was recently fined for safety violations amid what federal watchdogs call a troubling trend of serious accidents at refineries. The blast struck the Tesoro Corp. refinery in Anacortes, about 70 miles north of Seattle on Puget Sound, around 12:30 a.m. Employees were doing maintenance work on a unit that processes highly flammable liquid derived during the refining process, the company said. The blast shook houses and woke people miles away, shooting flames as high as the refinery’s tower before the blaze was extinguished about 90 minutes later. Three men died at the scene and a woman died later at a Seattle hospital. Three others were hospitalized with major burns over most of their bodies. It was the largest fatal refinery accident since a 2005 explosion at a BP American refinery in Texas killed 15 people and injured another 170. Six investigators with the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board were dispatched to the scene, and the Washington Department of Labor and Industries launched an investigation. The agency fined the San Antonio-based company $85,700 last April for 17 serious safety and health violations.

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Prescribed burn: Bob Clancy uses a torch to set a fire line during Out-of-control fires an annual prescribed burn at the Bay City State Recreation Area in Generally, about a third Bay City. Recent hot weather has the state on alert for wildfires. of Michigan wildfires start when people burning refuse fires have started that way. leaf-burning, Kollmeyer said lose control of the fires, KollFor homeowners, a better in a recent advisory. meyer said. So far this year, course might be giving up on “Dead grass quickly dries he said about half the wild- the time-honored practice of out, becoming flammable,

as I can.”

Westerman, a 55-yearold former cable television executive, is a big believer in the power of online networks, of communicating with alumni “using their media.” But it’s part of a larger vision, to double the association’s membership from 34,000 to 70,000, to transform it from an affinity organization into a service organization that provides members with everything from career counseling to connections.

‘Chief evangelist’

This weekend, thousands of Spartans will converge on Indianapolis to cheer MSU as it plays Butler in the Final Four. Westerman, who bills himself as the alumni association’s “chief evangelist,” will have a chance to preach that vision to the university’s faithful. “The goal,” he said, “is to talk to as many of them

Winning helps

Jeff Hicks is a past president of the MSU Alumni Club of Mid-Michigan. He’s seen what happens to membership when MSU’s sports teams are winning. “It goes back to the adage that a rising tide raises all ships,” he said. “The last, most significant increase in the number of memberships to the alumni association was when the basketball team won the national championship.” Mark Hayes, president of MSU Alumni of Central Indiana, wouldn’t mind a few more members. There are 2,100 MSU alumni in the Indianapolis area, but “at any given event, we’ll have 10 to 20 people show up on average, which is a little lackluster,” he said. He’s counting on today’s game to “bring alumni out of the woodwork.” Westerman, however, is casting his net beyond cen-

Once the current halt to permits is lifted, people in the Upper Peninsula and northern Lower Michigan need to check with the state to see what burning rules are for their area, Kollmeyer said. He said that can be done at the Web page www.michigan.gov/ burnpermit or by calling (866) 922-2876.

“Our new motto is ‘The MSU Alumni Association is your personal network for life.” Scott Westerman

MSU Alumni Association director

tral Indiana. The alumni association will be setting up shop tonight at Jillians, a bar near Lucas Oil Stadium. It also will be live streaming video of the whole thing — the ambiance, interviews with fans — over the Internet.

Building networks

Westerman graduated from MSU in 1978 with a degree in television and radio, but the networks he built at the university would be a consistent part of his life. “It seemed at every turn of my cable career, there

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“Chief evangelist”: Scott Westerman is the new MSU Alumni Association director and he wants to double the group’s membership. was an MSU connection, there was somebody from Michigan State who played a role in that,” he said. That’s an experience he’d like all alumni to have. “Our new motto is ‘The MSU Alumni Association is your personal network for life,’” Westerman said. “What that means is, when you graduate from college, we’ll help you find a job. When you move to a new community, we’ll help you settle. When you’re mid-career and want to reinvent yourself, we can help you do that, too. “Whatever you need, we have over 400,000 Spartans

worldwide that we can connect you with.” It’s a direction that John Hill, associate vice president of the alumni association, agrees with. With more MSU alumni living outside of Michigan, it’s increasingly important to find ways to make connections regardless of geography, he said. Hill said Westerman “has a very strong understanding of how to utilize social and professional media as a way to interconnect Spartans. “He is the right person at the right time for the right opportunity.”

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was stabbed on the sidewalk. He managed to walk about 180 feet north before collapsing in a driveway. Mark Hansen, 48, who lives nearby, said he heard the sound of Chapman falling against a chain-link fence. Hansen then heard someone yell, “Don’t die! Don’t die!” Police and paramedics responded at about 11:45 p.m., Lansing police Sgt. Eric Painter said. Chapman was rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead early Friday, Painter said. Police would not confirm the cause of death. On Friday afternoon, drops of dried blood still were visible along the sidewalk leading from a large pool of dried blood. No one was in custody Friday in connection with the incident. A man was seen running away from the scene toward a large, open field near a building that houses several local radio stations. Szymanski, who took over as interim chief on March 13, said investigators are working around the clock to solve the crimes. “We’re working diligently,” she said. “We’re going to solve these.” Szymanski also appealed to residents for tips and information. “It truly is a partnership, and we need everyone’s help,” she said.

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Foreclosure program changes unveiled Goal is to make it easier for communities to spend grants TAMARA LUSH Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The federal government announced Friday that it is relaxing some rules to make it easier for communities to spend funds on redeveloping abandoned and foreclosed properties. The changes, effective immediately, will allow cit-

ies, counties and states to buy properties in mortgage default and uninhabitable homes with lingering code violations through the $4 billion Neighborhood Stabilization Program. The program was started in the midst of the nation’s foreclosure crisis, but a year later about a third of more than 300 local governments that got grants have barely

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made a dent in them, according to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Some city, state and county officials say they have had trouble spending the grant money because federal rules are confusing and cash investors have often outbid them for residential properties. “It became clear to us that the Neighborhood Stabilization Program as originally designed was too restrictive and limited the ability of our local partners to put this funding to work quickly,

Mercedes Marquez, HUD’s assistant secretary for community planning and development, said in a statement. “We need to be more flexible so our local partners can respond to market conditions and reverse the effects of foreclosure in these neighborhoods as quickly as possible.” James Miller, spokesman for the Florida Department of Community Affairs, which got $91 million to distribute to 24 cities and counties, called Friday’s announcement wonderful news. “It just broadens the pool

The new rules involve the $4 billion Neighborhood Stabilization Program.

of available properties that local governments can target,” he said. “This opens up more possibilities for them.” Buying a foreclosed home can be complicated, and the new rules will make it easier for communities by giving them a broader pool to work from.

Jobs gain pushes interest rates up

“We are beginning to turn the corner. (But) we shouldn’t underestimate the difficulties we face.”

Capitol’s plan to merge banks OK’d

President Barack Obama

Capitol Bancorp Ltd. has received regulatory approval to merge two more Michigan banks. The Lansing- and Phoenix-based bank development company plans to consolidate the Bank of Auburn Hills and Holland-based Paragon Bank & Trust with Michigan Commerce Bank. Michigan Commerce was created a year ago as a merger of nine Michigan community banks. It has offices in Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills, Brighton, Clinton Township, Detroit, Farmington Hills, Grand Haven, Holland, Kentwood, Muskegon and Portage.

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ALAIEDON TWP. — A local gas station owner has plans to rebuild the Sunoco station on Okemos Road just north of Interstate 96. Randy Markham, of Okemos-based Markham Enterprises Inc., hopes to build a new gas station at 3440 Okemos Road with a larger convenience store and at least two national fast-food chain restaurants. Markham said he hasn’t yet been able to secure financing. The former Sunoco building was razed in October 2009 to allow Exxon Mobil Corp. to clean up environmental contamination stemming from a spill in the 1980s, Markham said. The site is now clean and ready for development.

Firstbank sells off armored car unit

ALMA — Firstbank Corp. has sold its armored car subsidiary. The bank, which has two branches in St. Johns and one in DeWitt, sold 1st Armored Inc. to Houston-based Loomis Armored US Inc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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GM repays $1 billion in bailout money

DETROIT — The Treasury Department said automaker General Motors Co. has repaid $1 billion of $6.7 billion in loans it received as part of a $50 billion rescue. It also said Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. repaid its entire $3.4 billion bailout. The money came from a $700 billion bailout that Congress passed in October 2008. The payments mean Treasury has been repaid $181 billion of the money it disbursed. Both repayments were announced by the companies earlier this week. — From staff and wire reports

Now a community can buy a property that is at least 60 days delinquent on its mortgage if the owner has been notified, or if the property owner is 90 days or more delinquent on tax payments. HUD also expanded the definition of an abandoned property to include homes where no mortgage or tax payments have been made for at least 90 days or a code enforcement inspection has determined that the property is not habitable and the owner has taken no corrective action.

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Numbers encouraging: President Barack Obama talks about jobs Friday at a forum at Celgard Inc. in Charlotte, N.C. With 15 million people still out of work, he acknowledged that the economy will be recuperating for a long time to come.

Economy adds jobs at fastest pace in 3 years JEANNINE AVERSA AND CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER

Job search: Stafford Muller (left) gets help with his resume from Janis Barat of Resume Professionals at a career fair Tuesday in San Jose, Calif.

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WASHINGTON — The nation added jobs at the fastest pace in three years last month as factories, stores, hospitals and the census all brought workers on board — the surest sign yet that the worst employment market in a generation has finally snapped back. The unemployment rate stayed at 9.7 percent for the third month in a row, the Labor Department said Friday. Economists actually consider that a hopeful sign because it means more people are encouraged and starting to look for work. “This recovery is for real,” said Chris Rupkey, economist at the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi. Overall, the economy added 162,000 jobs for the month. About a third of the

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gains came from the census, with much more to come: About 700,000 headcounters will be hired to tally the nation’s population this spring. Economists took heart that even aside from the population count, the private sector added 123,000 jobs for the month. Hiring is not expected to be robust enough anytime soon to significantly

bring down the unemployment rate. Economists think unemployment will probably still be above 9 percent by the November midterm elections, making Democratic and Republican incumbents in Congress vulnerable. President Barack Obama seized on the positive numbers in the jobs report and took partial credit for them. But with 15 million people

still out of work, he also acknowledged that the economy will be recuperating for a long time to come. “We are beginning to turn the corner,” he told workers at a battery plant in Charlotte, N.C., that received government stimulus money. But he added: “We shouldn’t underestimate the difficulties we face.” No one disputes that the job market is still bleak. Counting people who have given up looking for work and part-timers who would prefer to be working fulltime, the so-called underemployment rate rose to 16.9 percent in March. But Friday’s report from the Labor Department at least provides firm evidence that the job market is on the right track, even if it will be a long journey for the millions of Americans who want work but cannot yet find any.

NEW YORK — The biggest increase in jobs in three years pushed interest rates to their highest level since before the worst days of the credit crisis in 2008. With the stock market closed for Good Friday, investors had a shortened day of trading in the bond market to react to the Labor Department’s report that employers added the most jobs in March since before the recession began in December 2007. Treasury prices fell after the report, sending their yields higher. Bond prices tend to fall as investors’ confidence grows and demand for safe-haven investments wanes. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 3.94 percent from 3.87 percent late Thursday, its highest level since last June and the latest sign of confidence that the U.S. economy is recovering. The yield on the 10-year note is tied to many kinds of consumer loans. The increase could raise borrowing costs for mortgages and other debt. Chik Quintans, a certified mortgage planner at Atlas Mortgage Inc. in Lynnwood, Wash., said rates have gone up following the jobs report. The rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage Friday was 5.125 percent, up from 4.875 late Thursday. Less than two weeks ago, the rate was about 4.75 percent. Barclays Capital Research called the increase in hiring by private employers “solid.” Other analysts also said the numbers were encouraging, pointing to a higher open when stock trading resumes Monday. “The bond market seems to have taken it as a very positive number,” said Andrew Neale, head of portfolio management at Fogel Neale Partners in New York. It was an unusual day for investors, with the biggest economic news of the month coming out on a holiday for stock markets in U.S. and Europe.

Community colleges get well-deserved lift from health legislation

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ucked inside the health care reform law is significant financial relief for the millions of students who borrow to obtain a higher education. No longer will private lenders play the middleman in federal student loan transactions. As of July, all new federal loans will come directly from the U.S. Department of Education. This doesn’t mean that privatesector student loans will go away. Many students use the higherpriced loans to bridge the gap between the annual limits for federal loans and the cost of college. But I doubt many students really care who issues their loans. Whether they borrow directly from Uncle Sam or from private lenders, they’ll still be stuck in debt bondage for decades. From 2000 to 2009, the amount of outstanding

federal student loans alone more than quadrupled, from about $149 billion to about $630 billion, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. Still, there is something to trumpet about the provisions directed at higher education. The federal Pell Grant program will get a badly needed financial boost. The Obama administration says the new law pumps more than $40 billion into this program, which provides need-based grants to low-income undergraduates and certain post-baccalaureate students. Starting in 2013, the award will be indexed to the Consumer Price Index, adding on a cost-of-living increase. That will raise the maximum from $5,550 to $5,975, according to CBO estimates. Here’s what really excites me:

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There will be additional funds for community colleges, historically black colleges and other institutions that serve minorities. Community colleges are expected to get $2 billion over four years. Minority and historically black colleges and universities will get $2.55 billion. It’s about time community colleges got some attention and needed funds. Maybe now many will shed the reputation that they exist for the academically challenged. Maybe now they won’t be seen as the “13th grade,” as some

people say to discourage students from taking this road to a higher education. “I have seen firsthand the power of community colleges to change lives and serve as a gateway to opportunity for students at all stages of their lives and careers,” said Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden and an English instructor at Northern Virginia Community College. I’ve advocated for a while that when faced with high education costs, students and their parents should not rule out a community college. It’s an affordable way to get two years of study. Beginning in 2014, student loan payments under the incomebased repayment plan will be capped at no more than 10 percent of a borrower’s discretionary income, which is the amount of

a person’s adjusted gross income that exceeds 150 percent of the poverty line for the borrower’s family size. Currently, payments are capped at 15 percent. If people keep up their payments, any borrowed amount not paid after 20 years will be forgiven (down from the current 25 years). For public service workers — teachers, nurses and those in military service — the debt is forgiven after 10 years. In many respects, it was quite appropriate to fold higher education provisions into the health care reform legislation. The financial health of a lot of people has been impacted by the amount of debt they use to get an education. Readers can write to Michelle Singletary care of The Washington Post, 1150 15th St., N.W., Washington, DC 20071.


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A record 4 female astronauts to orbit Earth at same time in 2 spacecraft MARCIA DUNN Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Space is about to have a female population explosion. One woman already is circling Earth in a Russian capsule, bound for the International Space Station. Early Monday, NASA will attempt to launch three more women to the orbiting outpost — along with four men — aboard shuttle Discovery. It will be the most women in space at the same time. Men still will outnumber the women by more than 2-to-1 aboard the shuttle and station, but that won’t take away from the remarkable achievement, coming 27 years after America’s first female astronaut, Sally Ride, rocketed into space. A former schoolteacher is among the four female astronauts about to make history, as well as a chemist who once worked as an electrician, and two aerospace JOHN RAOUX/Associated Press engineers. Three are AmeriIn Florida: Three women that will fly aboard space shuttle Discovery can; one is Japanese.

13 days in space

But it makes no difference to educatorastronaut Dorothy MetcalfLindenburger’s 3-year-old daughter Cambria. “To her, flying is cool. Running around is being cool. Just learning and growing up as a kid is cool. There aren’t a lot of distinctions, and that’s how I want it to be,” said Metcalf-Lindenburger, 34, who used to teach high school science in Vancouver, Wash. Indeed, the head of NASA’s space operations was unaware of the imminent women-in-space record until a reporter brought it up last week. Three women

are (from left) Naoko Yamazaki, Stephanie Wilson and Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger arrive Thursday at the Kennedy Space Center. have flown together in space before, but only a few times. “Maybe that’s a credit to the system, right? That I don’t think of it as male or female,” space operations chief Bill Gerstenmaier said. “I just think of it as a talented group of people going to do their job in space.” Discovery’s crew of seven will spend 13 days in space, hauling up big spare parts, experiments and other supplies to the nearly completed space station. It’s one of four shuttle flights remaining. Monday’s liftoff time is 6:21 a.m.

Metcalf-Lindenburger and Japanese astronaut Naoko Yamazaki, both rookies, will become the 53rd and 54th women to fly in space — and the 516th and 517th spacefarers, overall. Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the world’s first space traveler in 1961. The Soviet Union followed with the world’s first spacewoman in 1963: Valentina Tereshkova.

‘A great start’

“I’d love to have those numbers be higher,” said astronaut Stephanie Wilson, 43, who will be making her

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third shuttle flight. “But I think that we have made a great start and have paved the way with women now being able to perform the same duties as men in spaceflight.” Wilson became the second black woman in space in 2006; one other has since followed her. Yamazaki will become the second Japanese woman to fly in space. Dr. Chiaki Mukai was the first in 1994. Perhaps even more astounding, at least in Japan, Yamazaki’s husband quit his space station flight controller’s job to follow her career and help care for their 7-year-old daughter. “It is very rare. In Japan, it’s general for men to work and for women to stay at

Studios snub proposed betting on ticket sales Film group says idea amounts to legal gambling

corn farmers staying out of the futures market for corn. “The studios only represent a small part of the hedging community,” said Rich Jaycobs, president of the proposed Cantor Exchange.

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LOS ANGELES — Think you’re better than Hollywood at gauging whether an upcoming flick will be a box office bomb or a sleeper hit? You’d get a chance to put your money behind that under two proposals that movie studios are denouncing as legalized gambling. The proposals the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission are expected to rule on this month would let movie fans, industry executives and speculators bet on expected box office receipts. Investors profit if their predictions come true and lose if they don’t. These online trading forums would be similar to futures markets common for commodities such as corn, pork bellies, natural gas and silver. Although goods are rarely exchanged directly through such markets, they let buyers and sellers reduce risks by locking in prices months ahead of time. A corn farmer might want to do that in case a bumper crop pushes prices too low.

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Now, two companies want to bring that concept to Hollywood, a notoriously risky industry in which big-budget productions can go bust in a single weekend and independent movies can become unexpected hits. But the investors most likely to benefit from such an exchange — the six major Hollywood studios — have rallied against the proposals. Although the companies behindtheexchangesstillplan to proceed, regulators pushed back a decision on one of the proposals, Trend Exchange

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Good bet: A proposed trading forum would let investors and movie fans bet on how much money a movie, such as the “Harry Potter” series, will make.

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where movie fans and investors alike could bet on expected box office receipts for upcoming releases. w The opposition: The six major Hollywood studios denounce the concept as legalized gambling, even though it could help them reduce risks. w Next steps: The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission is to rule this month.

from Veriana Ventures, amid the last-minute opposition. A decision on the other proposal, Cantor Fitzgerald LP’s Cantor Exchange, is expected around April 20. The studios’ trade group, the Motion Picture Association of America, argues that the proposals tarnish the reputation and integrity of the movie industry by authorizing “legalized gambling on movie receipts.” The organization also complained that so many people screen movies before they are released that it would be “virtually impossible” to prevent insider trading. The backers of the proposals say they don’t need studios’ involvement to succeed, though that’s akin to

Russ Andersson, Veriana’s director of risk management, said other players with large stakes in movies, such as directors, actors, financiers and theater owners, might have doubts about the box office potential of some projects and would be willing to take part. Cantor Fitzgerald already runs the Hollywood Stock Exchange, a virtual market in which shares of celebrities and movies rise and fall with their popularity. But while that market trades on “Hollywood Dollars,” those using Cantor Exchange would use real currency to bet on a movie’s prospects. Under both proposals, no actual goods or shares in films would change hands. Trading simply would offset deals made in the real world. Movie fans and others without a direct interest in the films would be able to participate as well, absorbing some of the risks from producers and other investors. Movie financiers also could use the system to diversify their portfolios, by investing in portions of several movies rather than placing all their money in one. Cantor’s Jaycobs predicted studios will come to understand the system and see its benefits, adding that less risky outcomes could make it easier for movies to get made. He noted that when the New York Mercantile Exchange began trading crude oil futures in 1983, none of the big oil companies wanted to take part, but became major participants in subsequent years. “By Year 3, using the energy market example, I’m sure they (the studios) will participate,” he said.

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home,” Yamazaki, 39, said. Just as she was inspired by Mukai, “hopefully, I can inspire younger women as well.” Rounding out the foursome will be Tracy Caldwell Dyson, who was launched aboard a Soyuz rocket from Kazakhstan on Friday with two Russian men. They will arrive Sunday and settle in for a six-month stay.

Inspired by teacher

Dyson, 40, who has a doctorate in chemistry, grew up in Southern California assisting her electrician father. She wasn’t sure what to do with her life until she learned that a schoolteacher was reaching for the stars. Christa McAuliffe died trying; she was killed along with six others aboard Challenger in 1986. McAuliffe, a high school teacher, also inspired Metcalf-Lindenburger, who was 14 years old when she

attended Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala., several years after the Challenger launch accident. Now it’s MetcalfLindenburger’s turn to ride a rocket. “Of course, the shuttle has its risks. But we’ve tried to make it as safe as possible, and there are so many things that we gain from it and there are so many reasons to fly it,” she said. Metcalf-Lindenburger was a young earth-science and astronomy teacher when she stumbled onto NASA’s want ad for astronaut-educator in 2003. A student had asked how astronauts go to the bathroom in space, and an embarrassed Metcalf-Lindenburger promised to look up the answer. Today she’s no longer fazed by toilet questions. “My daughter is just potty training, and now I talk about it on a daily basis,” she said with a chuckle.


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More workers, more sales for Lansing

More jobs to celebrate

A third-shift is humming at the GM’s Lansing Delta Plant this week, for the first time since 2007. In a community long used to the benefit of auto manufacturing jobs and the spin off economic benefits they bring, that can only boost the economic outlook. GM added some 500 transferred workers from Spring Hill, Tenn., along with another 400 laid-off workers from Flint, Grand Rapids and Lake Orion. All of those workers are spending something for housing and other services in the community, and some have already relocated families. The plant makes the Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia and Chevrolet Traverse, popular selling models for the Detroit automaker. Officials say they can’t predict how many spin-off jobs will ultimately be created by the return of a third shift, but

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It was reported in the LSJ recently that General Motors will be sending more than $700 million to Brazil for new plants and new jobs. In the March 27 LSJ, it stated that GM is adding workers at two Canadian plants. I have a few questions: How come the UAW membership is not striking their union’s leadership for sending money and jobs out of the country? How come Gov. Jennifer Granholm, Michigan’s U.S. representatives and Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow are not fighting this? How much money did Brazil and Canada send in to bail out GM? Why are our tax dollars going out of the country? Dave Allen Haslett

Stop moose hunt bill

Moose are a magnificent animal. There are only 500 to 600 moose in Michigan. Unfortunately, a bill has passed in the Michigan Senate to allow moose to be shot in Michigan, even though their population is still fragile. These animals have been protected since 1889, but now their protection will be stripped if Senate Bill 1013 passes the House. Hopefully, our state representatives will show more compassion and concern for Michigan’s ecosystem by voting “no” on SB 1013. William McMullin Humane Voters of Michigan Lansing

YOUR OPINIONS abreitbart/2010/03/25/2010-a-raceodyssey-disproving-a-negative-forcash-prizes -or-how-the-civil-rights-movementjumped-the-shark/). Perhaps Page can understand that people who disagree with the Democrats and President Obama are not racists. We just disagree with their policies and methods. For Democrats to continually accuse people who disagree with them of racism is political theater at best, disingenuous and slanderous at worst. Blake Weston Haslett

The important moral and practical question is not, “How can we afford health care for all our citizens?” but rather “How can we not afford health care for all our citizens?” Wendell Simmons East Lansing

Reform is healthy move

I have actively been involved in health care for more than 40 years. The need to change the delivery and organization of health care has been obvious to me for a long time. I am so happy that this first step has occurred. The recognition that health and health care are a right is historic. Congressman Mark Schauer, D-Battle Creek, is to be commended for his supI do not realize why people cannot see port and efforts regarding Schauer that this Obama health-care law is only the passage of this legislathe first stage (but an important part) of tion. his publicly stated intent to “transform While I would have liked a singlethe United States of America.” payer system, holding insurance compaHe said that after he “gets this passed,” nies accountable, setting minimal stanhis attention would be concentrated on dards regarding policies, expanding covimmigration reform. erage to almost everyone and beginning Here’s a theory: He told congressional to reduce waste in health care are very Democrats “on the fence” on health care important changes. to not worry about re-election. He will I thank Congressman Schauer. declare amnesty for the millions of ilDr. Michael Kelly legal aliens, and they will thankfully vote Grand Ledge Democratic in November. Ed Evert Lansing

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I applaud congressional Democrats for passing the landmark bill to improve health care. It has been obvious for years that the health-care “system” is far inferior to many other countries’ on objecRegarding Clarence Page’s March 27 tive measures of quality put forth by the column, (“Ignoring racism isn’t a fix for United Nations. it”): It is also clear that our health care Page seems to insinuate that opposiis extraordinarily expensive, as compared tion to the Democrats’ health-care bill to all other industrialized countries. We comes from “racial hate … irrational ancan no longer afford the layers of bureauger, fears, suspicions and resentments.” cracy placed on us by insurance compaPage points to recent examples of ranies, nor can we afford to leave millions cial and homosexual slurs directed at of our citizens uninsured. House Democrats as they walked in front Congressman Mike Rogers, R-Howell, of protesters. The video of these particu- has been a major disappointment in this lar events is widely available on Youtube. area. Where was he during the many No one has come forward with any eviyears the Republicans held absolute powdence of the slurs that Page has noted. er in Congress and did absolutely nothI am not sure that the slurs actually hap- ing to improve access to health care? pened. In fact, Andrew Breitbart has ofNow that he is in the minority, it is refered $10,000 for proof that the slurs grettable that he has become a mouthdid happen (http://biggovernment.com/ piece for the party of “no.”

Page, Dems play race card

Spartans give area hope

Mid-Michigan enjoys another greencertainly Greater Lansing will enjoy a pos- and-white day as the Michigan State Uniitive benefit. versity men’s basketball team prepares for its Final Four game against Butler University in Indianapolis tonight. Sweet 16, Elite Eight and now Final Four. MSU has been here Lansing once again is helping General before. Motors improve its sales outlook. The Today, waiting for the semiautomaker reported sales for final game, fans can bask in the March were up 20.6 percent. anticipation and the possibiliAnd the company’s popular ties and once again offer thanks to coach crossover models made at the Tom Izzo and his talented team for lifting Lansing Delta Plant were up spirits and offering so many reminders of impressively: Sales of the Buick what hard work in the face of adversity Enclave, GMC Acadia and Chevrolet Traverse increased 41.2 percent, can bring. An LSJ editorial 36.6 percent and 32.6 percent respectively.

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GM jobs in Brazil?

Sales of products from the Lansing Grand River Plant did not fare as well, but GM’s core brands — Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac — saw overall gains.

I’m an Michigan State University student and have just enrolled in the master’s program this spring. One of the major concerns about the school is the oncampus coal-fired power plant that is continuously doing harm to our school and the students. Although coal is a cheaper way to generate energy, the pollution and the consequences of burning it are high. Health risks, including premature death, heart and lung diseases, are preventable by shutting down the plant. Coal pollution also impacts intelligence by the proportion of mercury in our blood. Researchers estimate that between 317,000 and 631,000 children are born in the U.S. each year with blood mercury levels high enough to reduce IQ scores and cause the lifelong loss of intelligence. I’m here fighting for a better neighborhood. We can raise the concerns about this issue. Hsiao-Han Hung East Lansing

The ink of President Obama’s signature was hardly dry on his health care overhaul legislation before reports of vandalism and death threats against congressmen on both political sides threatened to upstage the bill that apparently sparked the anger. The FBI was investigating vandalism or threats related to the health care bill against at 10 Democrats and two Re- CLARENCE publicans. They included the PAGE closing Thursday of Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner’s New York City office because of an envelope that reportedly contained a threatening letter and white powder. Police investigated a broken window at the congressional office of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords a few hours after the Tucson Democrat voted for the bill to overhaul the nation’s health care system. On the Republican side, Rep. Eric Cantor, the No. 2 House GOP leader, and Rep. Jean Schmidt of Ohio also reported receiving menacing messages. A bullet broke a window of Cantor’s office in Richmond, Va., although police said it probably was not related to Cantor. It appeared to have fallen through the glass after somebody fired it into the sky, according to news reports. Yet there was no question about the steaming anger and frustration in the broadcast excerpts of voices of threats left on answering machines in congressional offices. Why all the anger? Why is there so much viciousness in the backlash against a bill designed to expand health insurance coverage to the uninsured? Are people that angry over a safety net to those who worry about their current coverage being taken away — including many of those who probably are protesting against it? Polls confirm that anger and confusion over congressional debating and deal making have energized the right and demoralized the left as midterm elections approach. But polls also show broad support for many provisions of the bill that go into effect this year. They include expansion of prescription drug coverage for the elderly and new limits on the ability of insurance companies to deny coverage for pre-existing conditions. Most of the least popular provisions, such as the mandate for the uninsured to obtain coverage, go into effect years later. So why is so much of the right so angry? Much of it, I suspect, is not out of concern that most Americans won’t like what this bill provides but that most of us will like it. We surely will want to make improvements in it, but basically there’s a good chance we’re not going to want to repeal it, as many conservatives are hoping. That’s what happened in the 1960s when President Lyndon B. Johnson passed Medicare over the objections of conservatives like Ronald Reagan, who warned of “socialized medicine” and “the loss of our freedoms.” It also happened after President Franklin D. Roosevelt enacted Social Security over similar objections from the right. The difference between those days and these is that our parties are more polarized today. Roosevelt and Johnson received some Republican votes for their measures, whereas Obama’s bill received none. Moderate Republicans as we knew them in the 1960s era of Nelson Rockefeller, Charles Percy or Edward Brooke are virtually extinct. Today’s conservative coalition, like the Democrats of the 1960s, appears to be subdividing between the angry and the angrier. What do you think? Write Clarence Page, Tribune Media Services, 2225 Kenmore Ave., Suite 114, Buffalo, NY 14207.


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Legislature has to create stable school funding plan

In Washington, credit unions are working to lift a cap on our business lending, currently at 12.25 percent of assets.

Credit unions can help spur small business

And, yes, taxes must be part of the conversation

funding must be secure. The $165 per student budget cut this year is unacceptable. Estimates for the 2010-2011 school year project cuts more than double that amount (when combining budget cuts with We are at a critical increases in retirement crossroads in Michigan. costs). There are dozens There is no question that MARY of school districts at risk our state’s of bankruptcy if we do not economic sit- DEYOUNG- find solutions now. And most importantly, our chiluation is SMITH bleak, even of Royal Oak is dren will not receive the bleaker than president of the education they require if in the rest of Michigan serious changes are not the country, Parent Teacher made. The Michigan PTSA is and our pub- Student calling on the state legislic education Association. is suffering lature to make education because of it. funding its top priority. ParParents and concerned cit- ents are frustrated with the lack of commitment to this izens are deeply disturbed crisis by our elected offiwith the drastic cuts that have been made to public cials. The Legislature has a responsibility to find solueducation in Michigan. It is time for the Legisla- tions to the shortfall in the ture to take action, so that School Aid Fund. all children receive the eduWe are calling on all parties to make compromises, cation they deserve. in order to restore funding The 70,000 members of the Michigan Parent Teach- for our schools. All options er Student Association are must be considered, incommitted to ensuring that cluding new revenues and all children in Michigan re- reforms. This issue must be placed above political ceive a quality education. That means education differences, and addressed

small-business loans were up 18 percent in 2009, while banks’ C&I loans fell by 68 percent. We all hope that banks return to full strength soon because a strong banking sector Small businesses, the is necessary for a healthy lifeblood of job growth economy. In the meantime, in Michigan and the coun- credit unions are a viable try, are being alternative and they are squeezed doing their part to move D AVID from all diMichigan forward. rections. In ADAMS In January, I received the current is the president a call from Gov. Jennier of the Michigan Granholm with a groundeconomic environment, Credit Union breaking proposal that it’s especial- League, a group partners credit unions “serving 334 ly tough to with the state to jumpcredit unions get capital, start small business and 4.4 million growth, and therefore jobs, but credit unions are in credit union in Michigan. Leveraging members a unique existing government-sponposition to sored training and infrastatewide. make loans structure, the Small Busito help small businesses ness Financing Alliance turn things around. was born. According to data from Partnering with the the Small Business Admin- Michigan Economic Deistration, small businesses velopment Corp. and the represent 98.4 percent of Michigan Small Business Michigan’s employer busiand Technology Developnesses, or more than two ment Centers, 30 credit million people. From 1991 unions have already volunto 2005, businesses with teered $43 million in small fewer than five employees business loans. When the are the only group that add- program launches in May, ed new jobs to Michigan’s we look forward to serving economy. From 2004 to the credit needs of small 2005, small businesses had business owners through a net increase of 20,279 em- this public/private sector ployees. Conversely, busipartnership. nesses with 20 or more emIn Washington, credit ployees had a net decrease unions are working to lift a of 102,430 people. cap on our business lendMichigan credit unions ing, currently at 12.25 perhave been making busicent of assets. The Credit ness loans for 85 years, Union National Associain the same prudent and tion has calculated that common-sense manner eliminating the cap could that they have also hancreate more than 100,000 dled mortgages and perjobs across the country. sonal loans. Credit union We urge Congress to say delinquency rates are sig- “Yes” to jobs by raising the nificantly lower than for cap on credit union small other financial institutions, business lending. meaning more stability, Building a new, vibrant safety and security for Michigan requires a partmembers. Because of this nership between the public stability, credit unions and private sectors to crehave money to lend to ate jobs through small busibusinesses right now, and ness growth. Credit unions we’re doing it throughout can’t meet all the business Michigan. borrowing needs of our Banks statewide had to economy, but we can be anshrink their balance sheets other important resource, in order to get stronger for especially for the small the future. Credit union business community.

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with open minds. The budget deficit for the School Aid Fund is estimated at $410 million for the next fiscal year. A recent report by the Citizens Research Council of Michigan points out, that “the major state tax revenue source for the School Aid Fund, the sales tax, does not apply to a large and growing segment of consumption activity in the state, thus failing to respond equally to overall economic growth.” Expanding the base sales tax to include many consumer services, at a rate of 5.5 percent, must be given serious consideration by the Legislature. Everyone in Michigan will need to be a part of the solution to the education funding crisis. The Michigan PTSA recognizes the sacrifices that teachers and school district employees have already made, in

response to the ongoing shortfall in education funding. We respect their commitment to our children, and their dedication to education. Unfortunately, more sacrifices will need to be made to avoid loss of teaching jobs and increased class sizes, and to ensure that a comprehensive quality public education is made available to all children. It is imperative for the future of Michigan that our children receive an excellent education. There is no greater investment during an economic recession, than in our future workforce. Failure to educate the current generation is not an option; it must be our top priority. We can be optimistic for the future — of our children and of Michigan — but only if we work together to resolve this problem now.

School administrators’ report: State has to invest in children In an effort to lead Michigan’s educational system and economy forward, Michigan’s school superintendents have issued the 2009 Lead Forward Report describing and advocating for a redesigned public education system for the 21st century. In the report, school leaders describe a compelling vision for Michigan’s public education system as a competitive national and international asset that can play a major role in Michigan’s economic and social resurgence. The Lead Forward report culminates nearly two years of research and discussion by representatives to the Michigan Association of School Administrators. The report recommends 18 action priority items around fulfilling and supporting the mission of teaching and learning. As it turns out, the report reveals that school administrators and child advocates agree on quite a lot. We agree that a 21st century commitment to education needs to start at birth

and extend through adulthood. Research supports it, and Michigan’s economy demands it. We also agree that our current policy priorities cannot ensure it. Michigan needs a child investment strategy. Without investments in young children, the state’s attempt to improve schools will not succeed. Communities must ensure that all children begin school as prepared as possible. Without investments in these same children once they enter the school doors, the state’s attempts to improve schools and increase educational achievement, will fail. Schools must develop relationships with community resources that strengthen schools, increase parent involvement and meet children’s everchanging developmental needs. Without investments in these same young people who struggle to stay engaged with school or have already become disengaged, the state’s attempts to expand access to higher education and modernize its economy will not work. If we are serious about serving all young people through age 18 or graduation, we must support incentives for schools to establish effective discipline

gagement of the private sector, and renewed public is president of Michigan’s Children, sector attention. With supa statewide, independent voice for portive research and inchildren and their families novation in Michigan and around the nation, the time WILLIAM H. MAYES is now to ensure that all is executive director of the children are ready for postMichigan Association of School secondary education, work Administrators, a group that and life. We must take adrepresents the superintendents vantage of this opportunity and first-line administrators of before we lose it to more Michigan’s local and intermediate disinvestment. School leadschool districts. ers and child advocates agree: alternatives. In order to Lead Forward We also need to focus on to a brighter future, Michisupporting alternative path- gan must have a child inways, and to better support vestment strategy. those that we have, such as alternative and community education options, community college and workforce development partnerships. Recent actions by leaders in Lansing have diminished services for children, Help the youths and families through cuts in the state budget that Homeless are counter-productive to meaningful reform. Consistent funding for schools and support programs will need to be expanded in order to see real improvement in school success for those most challenged schools, communities and young people. Ironically, Michigan is ® poised to make great strides in improving the educationMICHIGAN al success of all children. Please contact us: We have unprecedented en-

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Healthy, natural soaps are all in the recipe Lindsey Mann is a waitress and Mikel Stone is a pedicab driver, but in their spare time they pursue a dream: crafting and selling healthy, chemical-free soaps that smell great and lather up well. TIPS ON HOW After two years of TO MAKE SOAP: trial and error, the Denver couple have hit upon several reliable recipes. “Turns out, handmade soap is a thousand times nicer than the soap that’s called ‘soap’ in grocery stores,” says Mann, co-owner with Stone of the Clean Getaway Soap Co. “They’re really detergents. You wouldn’t drink it, so why would you put it on your skin?” A similar, au naturel mantra inspired Emily Voth to launch her own soap-making business out of her kitchen more than a dozen years ago. Today, she owns and operates the Kansas City, Mo.-based Indigo

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Digging a deep garden bed can increase the number of plants you grow and ensure roots have plenty of room to grow. Mulching your garden — or covering the surface layer with plastic, wood chips, etc. — will feed the soil, keep the soil and plant roots cool, retain moisture to reduce watering and prevent weeds. Mulching also will cut down on the amount of time you spend watering and weeding.

5. PLANT FROM SEEDS Starts are 10 times more expensive than seeds and often are sold long after the plant should have been unpotted. (Never buy starts with roots growing through the bottom of the pot.) Starting seeds indoors is cheaper and will give you a jump on the season. Save even more money by creating your own seed-starting pots.

Wild, maker of “Zum Bar” soaps and other soaps, spritzes and scrubs, and, more recently, home cleaning supplies. “I became obsessed about soap” early on, Voth says. “I’m still obsessed.” Zum Bars are sold in 2,500 stores in the United States and a handful of other countries, she says, and Indigo Wild has 13 full-time employees and up to 40 part-time ones. Apparently, natural soap sells. Voth advises new soap-makers and hobbyists to have fun and not to give up. “Don’t just think because a batch doesn’t work out that the recipe won’t work,” she says. Failed batches can be melted

6. BE SUN SAVVY You’d be surprised how often experienced gardeners put a shade-loving plant in full sun or a sun-loving plant in the shade. Before plotting out your garden, spend some time studying the movement of the sun over that patch of land, paying particular attention to those areas that are heavily shadowed.

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6 p.m. today, CBS. Some fans and sportscasters will see this as David and Goliath. That would make Michigan State University the villain – a school 10 times the size of its opponent, it’s in the NCAA’s final four for the sixth time in 12 years. Butler, playing in its home town of Indianapolis, gets the hero’s role. That ignores, however, the fact that MSU is also a splendid survivor. Ranked only fifth in its 16-team bracket (as was Butler), it kept overcoming devastating injuries.Tip-off is 6:07 p.m.; Duke and West Virginia follow, setting up Monday’s championship game.

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“BEAN APPETIT” by Shannon Payette Seip and Kelly Parthen (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2010)

“WHAT’S NEW, CUPCAKE?” by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010)

Tired of books that tell you how to hide the broccoli in a pan of brownies? Need a fresh approach to making healthy food fun for the kids? Check out “Bean Appetit.” The book, from the founders of Bean Sprouts cafe in Madison, Wis., offers goofy, eye-rolling chapter titles — “Let it Bean” and “Peacasso” — and kid-friendly recipes the little ones can make for themselves. Some of the recipes rely on gimmicks — tomato faces and spinach-and-chicken palm trees — but most present a full-frontal view of fruit, vegetables and whole grains. A spinach-and-cheese omelet becomes a finger-friendly “Ready to Roll-Up” and the applesweet potato “Snuggle-Up Soup” gets served in a hollowed-out apple. “Pinwheel Pot Stickers” flaunt carrots, edamame and avocado. Part activity guide, part cookbook, “Bean Appetit” also includes skill-building challenges, such as how to crack an egg and how to use chopsticks. Tips on table manners are supplemented with conversation-inspiring

questions (“If your family were to form a band, what would you name it?”) and fun food facts (a hard boiled egg will spin longer than a raw one). Once they’ve eaten all their veggies, you can treat the whole family to a work of art for dessert. “What’s New Cupcake,” a sequel to the best-selling “Hello, Cupcake,” makes pastry artists out of even the most butterfingered parents. Ordinary candies, such as malted balls, M&M’s, candy corns and marshmallow peanuts, are used to transform ordinary cupcakes into fish, suns and lobsters. The beautiful photos and easy-to-follow directions (diagrams included!) help even the cake-mix challenged create cupcakes that look like lattice pies and critters from ducks to moose to flamingos. It’ll make you want to stock the pantry with pink and blue sugars, mini-marshmallows, flaked coconut and tiny pretzel sticks that double as animal legs, trees or buttresses. —Associated Press


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Offline mom needs a Facebook primer D ear Amy: My high school daughters were allowed to have Facebook pages this year. I felt that they were old enough to understand the good and the ugly that comes along with written, instant communication. I do not feel it is necessary to look at their “pages,” which I equate to reading a note between them and a friend. If I want to know something, I ask. We have several family members who “friended” the girls. The girls didn’t want to hurt feelings by saying no. Now these relatives peruse the girls’ pages to find out information on them on a regular basis but have little, if nothing, to do with them otherwise. I find this inappropriate for these adults. Am I wrong? — Offline Mom Dear Mom: Your daughters can easily adjust their “privacy” settings to control the kind of access these relatives have to their Facebook pages. Facebook has opened a window onto the lives of people they don’t have regular contact with. Many parents (myself included) don’t become “friends” with their kids but are enthusiastic friends with other relatives. Facebook is where I would learn that my niece just finished composing her latest song. My nephew might post a link to YouTube for a video he edited. Their sister might have scored a goal in soccer. I found out through Facebook that my cousin and I happened to be visiting the same city last week. We reconnected “offline” over many cups of coffee. The unspoken rule of Facebook for relatives is: Don’t be too personal, too mushy or too lame with your younger “friends.” If the girls don’t want to

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ASKAMY

Horoscopes Saturday, April 3, 2010:

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AMY DICKINSON

connect with them in this way, then they should “unfriend” them. Work with your daughters to help them develop boundaries. Have them teach you how Facebook works — and ask them to show you their pages. Facebook is not a substitute for real-life interactions. But this virtual connection is helping many people connect in real life. You should try it. Dear Amy: I have two brothers and one sister. Three or four years ago my grandfather passed away and left some land to one of my brothers. My brother has refused to pay taxes on the land, and my other siblings will not help with this expense, I guess because there is nothing in it for them. I have paid taxes on this land for several years, but I have my own taxes in another county and can no longer afford this expense. What should I do? — Frustrated Brother Dear Brother: What’s in this for you? You should do some soul searching to answer this question. If you want to keep this land in the family, then maybe your brother would sell it to you — though it doesn’t sound as if you can keep up with the taxes on two properties. None of your siblings has a commitment to this land. You probably can’t afford it. It’s probably time to let it go. Send questions to askamy @tribune.com or by mail to Ask Amy, Chicago Tribune, TT500, 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611.

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Signed: Shaquille O’Neal and his mother, Lucille O’Neal, sign copies of her book, “Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go: From Mental Welfare to Mental Wealth.”

Lindsey Vonn gets her ‘Law & Order’ wish next week

Lindsey Vonn is going from Olympic star to “Law & Order” bit player and said she’s delighted. “How many people get to appear on their favorite TV show?” Vonn said in a statement released by NBC and series creator Dick Wolf. In the crime drama’s season finale, the skier will play an Vonn administrative assistant with a vital clue in a case involving a terrorist, NBC said. She’s set to film her scene with series stars Jeremy Sisto, Anthony Anderson and Alana de la Garza next week in Brooklyn. The episode will air in May. The date was not announced. Vonn, who won a gold medal in downhill skiing and captured a bronze in the super-G, announced during the games that she had been invited to take part in “Law & Order.”

Shaquille O’Neal’s mom has written a tell-all book — about herself. Inspired and motivated by her superstar son, Lucille O’Neal is promoting, “Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go: From Mental Welfare to Mental Wealth,” a book that chronicles her life as an unwed teen mother, struggles with alcohol and her determination to get a college degree in her 40s. Lucille O’Neal said the book had been “in me for years.” She was motivated to write the book to help inspire young, unmarried mothers. “I’m just telling people to be strong. A lot of people today are visual, they can almost look into my life when they read the book and say, ‘Well, if she got through all of that, and she’s doing as good as she’s doing, then there’s hope for me.”

Ex-reality TV star charged with DUI Jason Wahler, a former reality TV star who has struggled with alcohol use, has been charged with drunken driving in Southern California. The 23-year-old former star of “The Hills” was charged Monday with misdemeanor driving under the influence and Wahler having a blood-alcohol level over the limit of .08 percent. It could not be immediately determined if Wahler had a lawyer or spokesperson. District attorney’s spokeswoman Farrah Emami says Wahler could face up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted. Emami says Wahler had a blood alcohol level of .19 percent when he was stopped by Newport Beach police on March 19 after officers saw him make an abrupt turn and stop in a traffic lane.

Crichton family to auction world-class art collection

Best-selling author Michael Crichton approached art in the same way he did his writing — through extensive research. The popular thriller writer died in 2008 leaving behind such blockbusters as “Jurassic Park,” “The Andromeda Strain” and the TV series “ER.” But he also left a 20th century Crichton art collection that features some of pop art’s best known artists, including Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein and Claes Oldenburg. Crichton’s family is selling about 80 percent of the collection at Christie’s auction house in New York on May 11-12. Among the highlights is Jasper Johns’ “Flag,” a rendition of the American flag that Crichton bought from the artist in 1974, and which decorated the writer’s Beverly Hills bedroom. It was last exhibited in 1992-93 at

Newton

» Actress-singer Doris Day, 87

» Singer Wayne Newton, 68

» Singer Billy Joe Royal, 68

» Singer Tony Orlando,

66 » Singer Richard Thompson, 61 » Guitarist Mick Mars of Motley Crue, 54 » Actor Alec Baldwin, 52 » Actor David Hyde Pierce, 51 » Comedian-actor Eddie Murphy, 49 » Singer Sebastian Bach (Skid Row), 42 » Actress Jennie Garth, 38 » Actress Cobie Smulders (“How I Met Your Mother”), 28 » Singer Leona Lewis, 25 » Actress Amanda Bynes, 24.

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» Herb Ellis, the crit-

ically acclaimed jazz guitarist who played with such luminaries as Ella Fitzgerald and was a member once of the celebrated Oscar Peterson Trio, died Sunday. He was 88.

the Royal Academy of Arts in London. About 70 of the 100 works from the collection will be displayed at Christie’s Rockefeller Center galleries from Friday through April 13. From wire reports

Don’t acknowledge political rhetoric D ear Mis Manners: What is wrong with people? What happened to the politics and religion rule? There are people in my van pool and co-workers (some of whom are managers) who think that everyone benefits from hearing their political views. It is interesting that they all share a common opinion that is simplistic and naive. It puts people who are not in agreement in a nowin situation. Do I speak up and cause acrimony in the van pool? Do I speak up and cause more acrimony and retribution at work? I don’t think so. Also, I do not appreciate receiving e-mails from this same faction that are almost always outright lies, distortions and half-truths. The offenders are only perpetuating partisanship, polarizing their audience and mak-

ers with open minds. But guess what, folks: In this society, most of the acJUDITH rimony short of violence is over religion and/or poliMARTIN tics, and it doesn’t always MISS MANNERS stop short of violence. And missmanners@ unitedmedia.com those who are supposed to be dealing with these topics professionally aren’t behaving any positive changes im- ing much better. possible. Instead of civil conversation, discussion and debate Gentle Reader: What happened to the etiquette we have wholesale denunciations and personal insults. rule banning casual social Miss Manners advises discussions of politics and religion is that it is roundly you to cultivate the aura of someone who is so impooh-poohed and ignored. mersed in work — reading At best, it is thought to papers in the van pool, conbe an unnecessary restriccentrating intensely in the tion of adult conversation; at worst, it is considered office so that you have a blank look when interrupta repression of free speech and the democratic process. ed as if you had not heard Miss Manners acknowl—that it is useless to atedges that these accusations tempt engaging you in what passes for conversation. might have some validity if Dear Miss Manners: I people knew how to express their opinions civilly and to am having a party in honor listen to the thoughts of oth- of the engagement of my

niece and her fiance. Each family has given me a list of invitees. Is it proper for me to invite my friends (who will not be invited to the wedding), as the party is in my home? Gentle Reader: You would be doing your friends no favor. To be included in such an occasion suggests that they ought to be more involved in this marriage than they probably may care to be — yet if they do want to be, they will find they are not invited to the wedding. Miss Manners is puzzled why you would want to do this. To pay off social debts? To escape from your relatives with people who amuse you more? Questions? Write to Judith Martin’s Miss Manners, United Feature Syndicate, 200 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016, or e-mail her at MissManners@ unitedmedia.com. Her column appears Sundays.

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ver the years, I have happily been a gadget geek and early adopter driven by the fantasy tech I saw in comic books, science fiction and James Bond flicks. But while much of the news and blogging media are covering it as the biggest delivery of a tablet since Moses brought his down from Sinai, I’ll be sitting out the iPad launch today. Although the arrival of the Moses tablet, Apples netbook-ish progeny of its Jesus phone, is being treated with near-religious fervor, it’s the first time I’m not salivating over a new electronic hotness. I didn’t preorder and won’t be standing in line to pick up one. And even if I won’t turn away a free one, I’m not all that interested in it because Apple has both consistently overwhelmed and underwhelmed me over the years. The iPad should be the twenty-first century realiza-

wished-for front-facing cams; this doesn’t even have AARON an eye on the backend). SAGERS That gives the new pad a less rad appeal since it POP 20 makes me ask, is that all? sagers.aaron It looks cool and shiny at @gmail.com only one and a half pounds, but like its little sibling, still doesn’t support Flash, multitasking or feature a retion of the twenty-fourth century’s Personal Access movable battery (sometimes a 10-hour charge still isn’t Display Device, or PADD, enough). that Captain Picard rocked This is where Apple’s in Star Trek: The Next Gentrack record of quality is eration. Actually the iPad name only escapes compar- actually a detriment to the iPad for me. The funny ison to feminine hygiene thing about my world being products because of the PADD (Methinks the folks changed by the iPhone was at Apple overestimated how I kept expecting more. With many people would get their gadgets, we expect a revolulittle nod to Trek when they tion routinely. Plus, when the consumer, came up with the name). There is a “been there, even gluttonous gadget ones like me, start to suspect Apdone that” vibe coming off ple is holding out just so the iPad. While bigger, the iPad doesn’t do much more they can roll out a new batch of goodies every year, than the iPhone does. In they may be less likely to fact, it does less since the upgrade as regularly. Altablet doesn’t even have a ready The Wall Street Jourcamera (forget about the

nal is reporting the fourthgen iPhone to be announced this summer will feature the aforementioned multitasking and front-face cam, a faster processor and finally a Verizon model that would put an end to the AT&T exclusivity deal. And this is after I’ve already picked up three full-price phones over three years. So I’m left wondering why I should shell out for an iPad now when a better version will hit in less than a year? Perhaps instead of just being inspired to be a gadget geek, there’s another lesson I could have learned from those comic books and science fiction movies: Wait long enough, and there’s always a sequel with better tech and more special effects. Entertainment columnist Aaron Sagers writes weekly about all things pop-culture. He can be reached at sagers.aaron@gmail.com. His column appears on Saturdays.


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Sitting in a luxury hotel, David Grubin was thinking of a different millennium, a different mindset. “The Buddha was born in a palace,” he said. “He was a prince (with) a life of unimaginable luxuries.” Grubin talked about that at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, surrounded by artwork and a stream-fed garden and a mood of quiet ease. “When I’m in this hotel, I think of the Buddha, because he was so cut off from the rest of the world,” he said. Then he set it all aside. That’s what impressed Grubin, who has made a lush PBS biography. Previously, Grubin did masterful films on presidents (Johnson, Truman, Lincoln, both Roosevelts), plus Robert Kennedy, Robert Oppenheimer, Napoleon, Marie Antoinette and “The Jewish Americans.” This one, simple called “The Buddha,” veers from his usual style. “We know very little in specifics,” Grubin said. “People didn’t write anything down until 500 years after his death.

By then, a lot had passed into myth.” His approach was to treat this with the respect that legends deserve. The tales of Buddha’s life are told as flowing pieces of animation, with a separate narration from Blair Brown. Alongside that are the more traditional documentary sections, narrated by Richard Gere. The man who would be known as the Buddha was born about 563 B.C., in what is now Nepal. He was Siddhartha Gautama then; his mother had died when he was a baby and his father, a rajah, prepared him to possibly be the ruler who could unite the 16 kingdoms of India. Siddhartha was shielded from the outside. At 16, he married a cousin, fell in love and had what’s described as a 10-year honeymoon. Things changed when he was 29, Grubin said. “He felt so cut off from the rest of the world that one day he decided to go out and find out what was really out there.” The misery and poverty appalled him. He renounced his wealth, left his wife and began an ascetic journey that includ-

ed starvation and suffering After six years, said Venerable Metteyya Sakyaputta (who is included in the film), he had a moment of impatience: “He was meditating under (a fig tree) and he said, ‘Enough is »“The Buddha” enough. If I »8-10 p.m. Wednesday, don’t get enApril 7, PBS (check local lightened, listings) I’m never going to stand up from this seat.’” He reached a state he called Nirvana. When he described it to his former ascetic colleagues, he had his first five disciples. He spread his teachings (reluctantly) and formed communities that brought equality to men and women of all castes. At one point, onethird of all the world’s people followed his beliefs. Grubin spent three years making the film. He went to the sites where Siddartha was born, where he first taught and where he died at about 80. He also saw people meditating in the styles of the past. “You can still find the Buddha’s world in India today, which is amazing to me.”

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For a while there, it looked like family television was dead. In answer to the hard-R rating of cable, both network dramas and comedies became increasingly dark, grisly and/ or sexually oriented, while the family comedy, once the keystone of prime time, dwindled to “The Simpsons” and a couple of liveaction shows, one of which was “Two and a Half Men.” Finding a show the whole family could watch was virtually impossible — the kids got Disney Channel, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and asked to turn the volume down. Oh, there was always Animal Planet and, of course, “American Idol,” but in terms of scripted shows, programming seemed bound by isolated demographics. It was strange, considering the “familification” of virtually everything else — any marketer, politician, media giant or travel agent worth his or her salt was selling family hard. But this past fall, with very little fanfare, television got back on message. Between the recent renaissance of the family comedy and the increasing popularity of kinder, gentler crime-solving shows, the long-lost family hour has quietly reconstructed itself. Obviously, “familyfriendly” is possibly the most subjective term in the English language and the

standards of language, violence and sexuality are, like that size 6, much more elastic than they were 20 or 10 or even five years ago. Crime shows and even medical shows are gorier than they were in the day of “Murder, She Wrote,” while animated shows with crude language and adult humor, such as Fox’s “The Family Guy” and its spinoff, “The Cleveland Show,” blur even simple things like genre. For the last few years, CBS had the two most successful family (or familyish) comedies — “Two and a Half Men” and “The New Adventures of Old Christine,” but they followed in the footsteps of “Everybody Loves Raymond,” focusing on the adults; the kids were mostly props. But last fall brought a slew of shows in which children at least shared the spotlight. First there was Fox’s “Glee,” a show that capitalized on the Disneyled, “American Idol” fed rediscovery of hoofin’ and singin’. “Glee” is all about the kids. And while some object to the level of sexuality in the story lines, there are no obscenities and the only violence comes in the form of seriously high C’s and heavy hip action. Then, last fall, ABC single-handedly resurrected the family comedy, making Wednesday night the new Thursday night. “The Middle” follows the hilarious exploits of a working-class Midwestern nuclear family (and is so traditional it stars Patricia Heaton), while “Modern Family” goes multigenerational and socially aware, with its May/December second marriage and gay couple with adopted child.


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Curing bars: Bars of soap sitting on racks for six weeks to cure after they were made by Lindsey Mann. She sells the soap at craft fairs and farmers markets.

Soap: This is more science than baking: You can’t double a batch of soap like you can muffins down to start again, Mann notes — something that soap makers call “rebatching.” “In some cases, some of our nicest soaps have come from those mistakes,” she says. Voth warns about doubling a recipe, however: It’s not like baking, where ingredients get doubled. Making soap is more like a science, she says, and ingredients need to be weighed. “There’s definitely some messing around” with a soap recipe, says Voth. “Once you get it, then don’t change anything.” Mann and Stone learned about soap-making by researching it at the library. There also are Web sites that offer soap-making tutorials and beginner recipes. Making soap can range from using uber-simple, melt-and-pour glycerins to the more advanced, coldprocess method. Mann and Stone employ the latter, using several simple ingredients and one that’s toxic: lye. Used by soap-makers for eons, lye is corrosive to human skin, and can damage eyes and lungs. Lye cannot be avoided, says Stone, because it bonds the oils and water,

which usually don’t mix well. Once it’s mixed in properly, lye loses its toxicity and the soap is safe. Stone recommends that soap-makers wear longsleeved shirts and pants, protective goggles and rubber gloves. He and Mann open windows and use fans to ventilate their soap-making room at home. They have separate dishes for soap making to avoid food contamination. And during cleanup, they spray all surfaces — gloves, equipment and countertops — with white vinegar, which neutralizes the lye. “There’s nothing fancy,” says Stone. “You just have to make sure you’re being careful with it.” There’s nothing fancy about soap-making either. Mann guarantees a simple recipe can be finished in less than an hour. “It’s like a fun art project, all the time,” she says. She and Stone use a base that includes a blend of olive, coconut and palm oils, which they’ve found creates a soap that lathers and moisturizes but is hard enough to be long-lasting. Their best-selling soaps, sold at Denver-area farmer’s markets and online at Etsy.com, are those with lavender, citrus or spicy scents.

Soap making tips » Orange essential oil is more sta-

ble and less costly than some other oils, so it’s good for beginners. » For accuracy, use a lye calculator, such as Majestic Mountain Sage’s version at TheSage.com. » Never substitute one oil for another in a recipe because different oils require different amounts of lye. » Invest in an inexpensive immersion blender; stirring soap by hand takes a long time.— It is important to weigh the essential ingredients. » Almost anything can be used as a soap mold. If using a wood, metal or glass mold, line it with freezer paper. For this recipe, the soap-makers use a white, plastic drawer divider (made by Rubbermaid, it’s about 4-by-8 inches). Plastic doesn’t need to be lined. If you place your soap in the freezer for a few minutes before removing it from the mold, it will pop out easily. Source: Lindsey Mann

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Lansing’s high and low temps over the last week:

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SKYWATCH Last Tuesday

New April 14

First April 21

Full April 28

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Horizon Elementary: First-grader McKenna Stiles drew this picture of April showers and May flowers.

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HIGH 761921in 2 in LOW 1965

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HOLIDAY WEATHER

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SPORTS

1D SATURDAY APRIL 3, 2010

EDITO EDITOR: MARK MEYER | SPORTS@LSJ.COM | 377-1073 | WWW.LSJ.COM Eastern High’s LaDontae Henton

COMING SUNDAY: High school boys basketball Dream Team, all-area selections

Hawkeyes snap MSU winning streak at 11

‘Poor decisions’ plague Spartans in Big Ten debut TIM WEATHERHEAD For the Lansing State Journal

EAST LANSING — Michigan State surrendered five runs on only five hits, losing to Iowa, 5-3, in its Big Ten conference opener on Friday at McLane Stadium. The loss also snapped the

Spartans’ 11-game winning streak. “The win streak is irrelevant to be honest with you,” MSU coach Jake Boss said. “More importantly we’re 0-1 in the Big Ten.” A.J. Achter (3-1) took the loss for the Spartans after pitching eight innings while striking out five and walking three. The Hawkeyes (10-13, 1-0) relied on bunting the ball and aggressive base running to push across five runs. “That’s a pretty typical

Safe at the plate: Michigan State’s Chris Roberts slides in safely as the ball gets away from Iowa catcher Tyson Blaser during Friday’s game at McLane Stadium in East Lansing.

Iowa team. The three years I’ve been here, they’ve been like that,” Achter said. “But I got myself in trouble with leadoff walks and hit batters. And when that happens, it’s hard to win a ballgame.” Though Michigan State didn’t commit any errors, Boss was not pleased with the team’s defensive performance. “I thought we made a lot of really, really poor decisions that ended up costing

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Damon’s zeal for the game lifts Tigers

PREP DREAM TEAM WRESTLING

Infectious attitude makes immediate impact with team LARRY LAGE Associated Press

LAKELAND, Fla. — The Detroit Tigers added Johnny Damon for his left-handed bat and veteran presence in the outfield. They’ve already gotten more than that and the season hasn’t even started yet. “I never knew that he had such an engaging personality in the clubhouse,” Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski said this week before the team traveled to Milwaukee for two w Former exhibition games. Baltimore “He’s a very up- great Mike beat person with a Cueller dies of vibrant personali- cancer at 72, ty that is good for Page 6D our club. “We’re a relatively quiet group, so he brings some life along with being a good player that we needed.” Damon was fired up when he signed an $8 million, one-year contract after the start of spring training, saying Detroit was his No. 1 choice after the New York Yankees didn’t want him back. Now, he’s even more enthusiastic about being a Tiger. “I didn’t know how awesome (manager) Jim Leyland is and how close knit this group is,” Damon said. “And I think the kids are going to have a great year.” The 36-year-old Damon liked what he saw during spring training from center fielder Austin Jackson

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Kingpin: St. Johns sophomore Taylor Massa has put together a two-year record of 123 wins against zero losses. He won the Division 2 title at 145 pounds last year and the 152 weight class in March. His mat dominance has earned him the Lansing State Journal prep wrestler of the year award for the second straight year. See story, Page 4D.

Former walk-ons are making runs at NFL RICK GOSSELIN Dallas Morning News

DALLAS — His dad took football trips to Pro Bowls and Super Bowls. But Cody Grimm couldn’t generate a football recruiting trip to a major-college program. Russ Grimm was a 6-foot-3, 275-pound offensive lineman who carved out a Hall of Fame career with the Washington Redskins. He will be enshrined this summer. Cody inherited his dad’s passion for football but not his size. At 5-11, 200 pounds, Cody lacked the stature to play on the offensive line. Heck, he lacked the stature to play linebacker — yet earned prep all-state acclaim in Virginia at the position. But the major colleges didn’t shower him with attention. Cody’s lone scholarship offer came from William and Mary, a Football Championship Subdivision program. An accomplished high school lacrosse player, Grimm considered attending Georgetown and playing both sports there. But he finally decided to follow in the footsteps of older brother Chad and walk on at Virginia Tech. It took Cody Grimm a year and

a half to earn a football scholarship at the Atlantic Coast Conference school. But five years after he failed to impress Football Bowl Division programs, Grimm has given the NFL reason to believe he can play at the next level. Grimm was one of the top 330 players in the 2010 draft class invited to the NFL Scouting Combine in February. He had company. Mitch Petrus was an All-South-

and second baseman Scott Sizemore, both of whom are expected to make their major league debut Monday at Kansas City. “It’s going to be up to veterans to keep them upbeat when they hit a rough stretch,” Damon said. Even though Damon is a newcomer, he has quickly become a leader on and off the field for the Tigers. “He had all of us over to his house down here for a barbecue one night,” catcher Gerald Laird. “He definitely likes to keep things loose off the field, but on it he’s a gamer who has won championships.” Damon, who has played at

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I BREWERS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE DH

IN 3-2 WIN OVER THE TIGERS, SCHERZER

Take a bow

These six players were walk-ons as freshmen. All would earn scholarships and leave a mark in their final college seasons in 2009: w Blair White, WR, Michigan State: First in the Big Ten with 9 TD receptions. w Cody Grimm, OLB, Virginia Tech: Second in the NCAA with seven forced fumbles w Antonio Brown, WR, Central Michigan: Seventh in NCAA with 110 catches w Marcus Easley, WR, Connecticut: Eighth in the NCAA with an 18.6-yard average per catch w Matt O’Hanlon, S, Nebraska: 19th in the NCAA with six interceptions w Josh Hull, LB, Penn State: 35th in NCAA with 116 tackles

MIKE CARLSON/Associated Press

New uniform, new outlook: Johnny Damon gets reacquainted with former Yankees teammate Derek Jeter during a spring training game last weekend.

KEVIN W. FOWLER/For the LSJ

Select group: MSU senior Blair White was one of the top 330 players in this year’s draft class to be invited to the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. eastern Conference guard at Arkansas, Blair White an All-Big Ten wide receiver at Michigan State and Antonio Brown a two-time AllMid-American Conference wide receiver at Central Michigan. All were invited to the combine. All were college walk-ons. So were Penn State linebacker Josh Hull, Minnesota linebacker Nate Triplett, Oregon safety T.J. Ward, Nevada safety Jonathon Amaya, Connecticut wide receiver Marcus Easley and Ohio State kicker Aaron Pettry. They also at-

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MILWAUKEE — Brewers starter Doug Davis got a text message from former teammate Max Scherzer that he’d only face fastballs when he stepped to the plate. Davis and Scherzer never got the chance in Milwaukee’s 3-2 exhibition victory over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night because the Brewers agreed to use American League rules. “I got a text from Scherzer last night, actually, that said if nobody’s on, fastballs only,” Davis said. “Come to the park and find out I’m not hitting. I’d much rather hit my fastball than his fastball.” Instead, designated hitter Jody Gerut had a two-run single in a three-run second inning after Brewers manager Ken Macha agreed to use the DH in an effort to get extra bats for Gerut in case Jim Edmonds’ sore left hamstring isn’t better. Austin Jackson and Brandon Inge hit solo home runs off Davis to start the first and second innings. Milwaukee has played in the National League since 1998. The Brewers used the DH in the AL from 1973-1997 before the switch. When Miller Park opened in 2001, the only AL style baseball in Milwaukee came when the Angels and Indians moved a series in 2007 due to snowy weather in

Cleveland. This Friday night in Milwaukee, the weather was perfect with the game time temperature at 75 degrees and the roof opened at its earliest point in park history by nearly two weeks. Corey Hart, who has had a poor spring and battling to keep his starting role in right field, helped his cause with an RBI single in the second before Gerut’s big hit. Hart finished 2 for 3 to make his case to retain his lineup spot over Edmonds when Milwaukee opens against Colorado on Monday. “I never lost confidence,” Hart said. “I work every day to try to get that feeling and the last couple of days, I’ve been feeling pretty good.” Scherzer settled down after his rocky second inning, going six and allowing just the three runs. Davis pitched four innings and was lounging in the Brewers remodeled clubhouse before the game, joking about the importance of the exhibition. Tigers manager Jim Leyland agreed that no one was too serious. “There was not as much intensity as a regular season game, but the players are using these games to try and get tuned up for the regular season,” he said. “They are doing what they are suppose to do.” — Associated Press


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2D • Saturday, April 3, 2010 • Lansing State Journal

Spartans in Indy: LSJ reporter Joe Rexrode provides updates, news and analysis from Indianapolis as the Spartans face Butler tonight in the NCAA semifinals.

Coaching contenders: Prep sports editor Geoff Kimmerly breaks down the candidates for coach of the year in high school boys basketball.

GAME PLAN

NBA standings

Home games in bold

LANSING C.C. BASEBALL Today Tuesday Thursday

1 p.m. 2 p.m. 2 p.m.

Kalamazoo at Macomb Mott

LANSING C.C. SOFTBALL

Today Tuesday Thursday

1 p.m. at Lake Michigan 3 p.m. at Indiana Tech 3 p.m. at Muskegon

MSU MEN’S BASKETBALL Saturday

6 p.m. Butler NCAA Final Four, Indianapolis

MSU BASEBALL

Today Sunday Tuesday

1 p.m. Iowa 1 p.m. Iowa 3 p.m. Bowling Green

MSU SOFTBALL

Today Sunday April 10

1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m.

Minnesota Minnesota at Indiana

DETROIT PISTONS

Today 7 p.m. at Atlanta Tuesday 7 p.m. at Philadelphia Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Atlanta

DETROIT RED WINGS

Today 2 p.m. Nashville Sunday 12:30 p.m. at Philadelphia Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Columbus

DETROIT TIGERS

Today 2 p.m. at Milwaukee REGULAR SEASON BEGINS Monday 4 p.m. at Kansas City

TV/RADIO Preseason: Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona

WGN

Basketball

11:30 a.m. High School: Invitational Championship ESPN2 1:30 p.m. High School: Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championship ESPN 4 p.m. Fans in the Stands, with Duane Vernon and Nick Chase WJIM 1240-AM 4 p.m. Fans in the Stands, with “MadDog DeMarco” and “Joey Pants” WMMQ 94.9-fm 6 p.m. Men's NCAA: Butler vs. Michigan State CBS, WJIM 1240-AM, WMMQ 94.9-FM, WJR 760-AM 7 p.m. NBA: Detroit at Atlanta FSN Detroit, WVFN 730-AM WXYT 97.1-FM, WSGW 100.5-FM, WIBM 1450-AM 8 p.m. NBA: Charlotte at Chicago WGN 8:30 p.m. Men's NCAA: West Virginia vs. Duke CBS

Boxing 10 p.m.

Golf

9 a.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m.

Featherweight: Mikey Garcia vs. Tomas Villa FSN Detroit

European: Open de Portugal PGA: Shell Houston Open LPGA: Kraft Nabisco Championship

Gymnastics 7 p.m.

Big Ten Individual Championships

Golf Channel NBC ESPN2 Big Ten Network

Hockey

2 p.m. NHL: Ottawa at New York Islanders CBC 2 p.m. NHL: Nashville at Detroit FSN Detroit, WVFN 730-AM WXYT 97.1-FM, WKHM 970-AM, WKZO 590-AM, WSGW 790-AM 7 p.m. NHL: Boston at Toronto CBC 10 p.m. NHL: Edmonton at Phoenix CBC

Horse Racing 5 p.m.

Santa Anita Derby

NBC

Motorsports 4 p.m.

Nationwide: Nashville 300

ESPN

Outdoors

7 a.m. 7 a.m.

Pistons’ latest skid hits 10 straight after 15-point loss to Suns ASSOCIATED PRESS

Baseball 4 p.m.

DUANE BURLESON/Associated Press

Blocking out the Sun: Phoenix forward Amare Stoudemire tries to get a shot off against Detroit’s Austin Daye, Jonas Jerebko (33) and Ben Wallace (6) in the first half of Friday’s game at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

“Outdoors Show with Tommy Sanders” WIBM 1450-AM “A.M. Outdoors” with Duran Martinez WVFN 730-AM

Soccer

7:30 a.m. English League: Manchester United vs. Chelsea ESPN2

AUBURN HILLS — The Phoenix Suns have won 10 straight games, have 50 victories this season, and still might not get homecourt advantage in the first round. Suns coach Alvin Gentry isn’t sure what else his team can do. The Suns (50-26) shot 56 percent from the floor and moved their winning streak to double figures Friday night with a 109-94 victory over the Detroit Pistons. Phoenix has a one-game lead over Denver for the fourth seed in the Western Conference. “We’ve needed every one of these, and we’re going to need some more,” Gentry said. “I would have never believed that we could win these 10 games and still be looking at the possibility of starting the playoffs on the road. This is a tough, tough conference.” Amare Stoudemire led Phoenix with 27 points on 13-of-15 shooting. “We’re playing well, and whenever you have a 10-game winning streak, it is going to be fun,” said Stoudemire, who did miss five of eight free throws. “At the same time, we’re playing for something, so we’ve got to keep this going.” Jared Dudley added a careerhigh 20 points, hitting 6-of-7 3-pointers, and Grant Hill had 17 against the team where he started his career. The Suns finished with 15 3-pointers on 29 attempts, while Detroit was just 2 of 11. “I had a lot of wide-open shots out there,” Dudley said. “Amare plays at such a high level that he frees everyone else up. If they don’t help on him, he’s going to get some dunks, and if they do, he can find the open man. That’s why this team is so hard to guard.” The loss was Detroit’s 10th in a row and 17th in 19 games. Re-

Suns 109, Pistons 94 PHOENIX (109): Hill 7-13 0-0 17, Stoudemire 13-15 3-8 29, Collins 0-0 0-0 0, Nash 3-6 2-2 9, Richardson 4-10 1-1 12, Frye 3-6 0-0 8, Dudley 7-9 0-0 20, Barbosa 1-4 0-0 2, Dragic 1-7 2-2 4, Amundson 2-3 4-4 8. Totals 41-73 12-17 109. DETROIT (94): Prince 7-12 2-4 17, Jerebko 6-9 2-2 14, Wallace 4-7 0-1 8, Bynum 1-5 2-2 4, Stuckey 3-14 4-4 10, Summers 2-8 1-4 5, Villanueva 3-9 0-0 6, Gordon 7-14 6-6 21, Daye 3-4 3-3 9. Totals 36-82 20-26 94. Phoenix 26 30 29 24—109 Detroit 23 27 23 21—94 3-point goals—Phoenix 15-29 (Dudley 6-7, Hill 3-4, Richardson 3-6, Frye 2-5, Nash 1-2, Barbosa 0-2, Dragic 0-3), Detroit 2-11 (Prince 1-1, Gordon 1-2, Daye 0-1, Stuckey 0-2, Summers 0-2, Villanueva 0-3). Fouled out—None. Rebounds—Phoenix 43 (Hill, Stoudemire, Amundson 6), Detroit 46 (Jerebko 10). Assists—Phoenix 31 (Hill 8), Detroit 21 (Bynum 6). Total fouls—Phoenix 23, Detroit 16.

serve guard Ben Gordon scored 20 points, while Tayshaun Prince added 17. “I thought our guys worked hard, but our biggest thing is finding a way to finish plays and finish games,” Pistons coach John Kuester said. “Phoenix is on a mission right now, but we have to make sure that we don’t give people layups while still being able to cut off their 3s.” Stoudemire had 19 points in the first half, helping Phoenix to a 56-50 lead. The Western Conference player of the month for March missed only one of his 10 field-goal attempts in the half, and responded by dunking his own offensive rebound. His only other miss of the night was a blown dunk in the third quarter. Jason Richardson, playing in his home state, started the third period with a 3-pointer, and the Pistons never seriously threatened in the second half. “We played with a lot of energy tonight, but it came in spurts,” Gentry said. “At times, we didn’t have the focus that we needed, and we have to be more consistent with that.”

Softball 1 p.m.

College: Minnesota at Michigan State Big Ten Network

Sports talk 8 a.m.

“Jack and Tom”

WILS 1320-AM

Swimming 5 p.m.

Pan Pacific Trials

CBC

Tennis

Garnett fined $25K for criticizing refs, language ASSOCIATED PRESS

12:30 p.m. Sony Ericsson Open: Women's final

CBS

INSIDE CORNER New team owner Kyle Busch wins NASCAR Trucks Series race

GLADEVILLE, Tenn. — Kyle Busch raced to his first NASCAR victory as a team owner, dominating the Nashville 200 on Friday night at Nashville Superspeedway for his 17th career Camping World Trucks Series win. “It’s a big deal,” Busch said. “It’s always nice to win anytime you’re in anybody’s stuff, but especially your own. It seems to set a lot better within yourself.” The Sprint Cup star led 131 of 150 lap on the 1.333-mile concrete oval. Kevin Harvick, the winner of his previous four Trucks starts, was second, followed by Ron Hornaday Jr., Timothy Peters and Todd Bodine. Busch won the pole at nearly 1.5 mph faster than second-place starter Peters and used that speed to lead the first 76 laps. — Associated Press

NEW YORK — Celtics forward Kevin Garnett has been fined $25,000 for criticizing game officials and for using inappropriate language during a postgame interview. NBA executive vice president of operations Stu Jackson announced the discipline on Friday. Garnett made the comments following Boston’s 109-104 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night. KOBE SIGNS EXTENSION: Kobe Bryant has signed a threeyear contract extension worth nearly $90 million that will keep him with the Los Angeles Lakers through the 2013-14 season. The deal announced Friday will begin after next season. Bryant is making $23 million this season and is due to earn $24.8 million next season. Bryant would earn $27.4 million in 2011-12, $30.2 million the following season and more than $32

NBA notebook million in his final year, when he would be 35. “Good news,” coach Phil Jackson said. “I expected that Kobe would sign. It’s a good choice for him and the organization.” The deal means the Lakers achieved two main objectives going into the season — signing Bryant and 7-foot center Pau Gasol to extensions. “We were able to accomplish those goals, helping to keep the core of this team intact for the foreseeable future and in turn help to ensure the franchise’s continued success over the years to come,” general manager Mitch Kupchak said. Gasol signed his own three-year extension in December that extends through the 2013-14 season. He is making $16.5 million this season and $17.8 million next year. His new deal likely will pay him around $20 million per season.

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic W L Pct GB y-Boston 47 28 .627 — Toronto 37 37 .500 9½ New York 26 48 .351 20½ Philadelphia 26 49 .347 21 New Jersey 10 65 .133 37 Southeast W L Pct GB x-Orlando 53 23 .697 — x-Atlanta 48 27 .640 4½ Miami 42 34 .553 11 Charlotte 40 35 .533 12½ Washington 22 53 .293 30½ Central W L Pct GB y-Cleveland 60 16 .789 — Milwaukee 41 34 .547 18½ Chicago 36 39 .480 23½ Indiana 28 48 .368 32 Detroit 23 52 .307 36½ WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest W L Pct GB x-Dallas 50 26 .658 — San Antonio 46 29 .613 3½ Memphis 39 36 .520 10½ Houston 38 37 .507 11½ New Orleans 35 42 .455 15½ Northwest W L Pct GB x-Utah 50 26 .658 — x-Denver 49 27 .645 1 Oklahoma City 46 28 .622 3 x-Portland 46 30 .605 4 Minnesota 15 60 .200 34½ Pacific W L Pct GB x-L.A. Lakers 54 21 .720 — x-Phoenix 50 26 .658 4½ L.A. Clippers 27 48 .360 27 Sacramento 24 52 .316 30½ Golden State 21 53 .284 32½ x-clinched playoff spot; y-clinched division Friday’s results Charlotte 87, Milwaukee 86, OT Miami 105, Indiana 96, OT Chicago 95, Washington 87 Houston 119, Boston 114, OT Memphis 107, New Orleans 96 Phoenix 109, Detroit 94 Cleveland 93, Atlanta 88 San Antonio 112, Orlando 100 New York at Golden State, late Utah at L.A. Lakers, late Today’s games Detroit at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Toronto at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. New Orleans at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte at Chicago, 8 p.m. Miami at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Phoenix at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Denver, 9 p.m. Portland at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Sunday's games Cleveland at Boston, 1 p.m. San Antonio at L.A. Lakers, 3:30 p.m. Houston at Indiana, 6 p.m. New Jersey at Washington, 6 p.m. Golden State at Toronto, 6 p.m. Memphis at Orlando, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. New York at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.

Cavaliers 93, Hawks 88 ATLANTA (88): Ma.Williams 7-10 1-1 15, Jos.Smith 9-16 2-7 20, Horford 5-13 3-3 13, Bibby 2-7 0-0 5, Johnson 6-17 0-0 13, Crawford 6-18 3-4 17, Evans 1-5 0-0 3, Pachulia 0-0 0-0 0, J. Smith 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 37-90 9-15 88. CLEVELAND (93): James 11-20 4-7 27, Jamison 5-11 1-2 12, Hickson 4-10 0-0 8, M. Williams 7-14 7-7 24, Parker 1-7 0-0 3, Ilgauskas 2-7 1-2 5, D.West 3-10 3-4 9, J.Williams 0-1 0-0 0, Powe 0-0 3-4 3, Moon 0-0 2-2 2. Totals 33-80 21-28 93. Atlanta 23 23 20 22—88 Cleveland 23 26 20 24—93 3-point goals—Atlanta 5-18 (Crawford 2-7, Bibby 1-2, Evans 1-2, Johnson 1-5, Ma.Williams 0-2), Cleveland 6-19 (M. Williams 3-7, Jamison 1-3, James 1-3, Parker 1-5, D.West 0-1). Fouled out—None. Rebounds—Atlanta 47 (Horford 8), Cleveland 66 (Hickson 16). Assists—Atlanta 19 (Johnson 5), Cleveland 14 (James 6). Total fouls—Atlanta 22, Cleveland 16.

Rockets 119, Celtics 115 (OT) HOUSTON (119): Budinger 9-14 0-0 24, Scola 11-22 5-6 27, Hayes 1-5 0-0 2, Brooks 10-17 6-6 30, Taylor 0-1 2-2 2, Lowry 4-11 8-9 18, Hill 3-6 3-4 9, Armstrong 1-1 0-0 2, Harris 2-4 1-1 5. Totals 41-81 25-28 119. BOSTON (114): Pierce 9-14 6-10 27, Garnett 4-12 4-4 12, Perkins 7-10 1-3 15, Rondo 10-18 3-4 23, R.Allen 2-2 1-1 5, Davis 0-3 0-2 0, Robinson 1-3 0-0 3, Wallace 4-10 3-3 11, Daniels 1-1 0-0 2, Finley 1-2 1-2 3, T.Allen 4-8 4-6 12, Williams 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 43-83 24-37 114. Houston 32 25 30 22 10—119 Boston 30 23 30 26 5—114

NHL standings EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L z-Washington 77 50 15 x-Buffalo 77 43 24 x-New Jersey 77 44 26 x-Pittsburgh 77 44 26 x-Ottawa 78 43 30 Montreal 78 38 32 Boston 77 35 30 Philadelphia 78 38 34 N.Y. Rangers 77 35 32 Atlanta 78 34 32 Carolina 78 33 35 N.Y. Islanders 77 32 35 Florida 77 31 34 Tampa Bay 78 31 35 Toronto 78 29 36

OT 12 10 7 7 5 8 12 6 10 12 10 10 12 12 13

Pts 112 96 95 95 91 84 82 82 80 80 76 74 74 74 71

www .lsj .com 3-point goals—Houston 12-18 (Budinger 6-8, Brooks 4-6, Lowry 2-3, Harris 0-1), Boston 4-13 (Pierce 3-5, Robinson 1-3, Wallace 0-2, Rondo 0-3). Fouled out— Hayes, R.Allen, Garnett. Rebounds—Houston 50 (Scola 11), Boston 46 (Wallace 8). Assists—Houston 24 (Brooks 9), Boston 24 (Rondo 10). Total fouls—Houston 27, Boston 27.

Bobcats 87, Bucks 86 (OT) MILWAUKEE (86): Delfino 5-14 2-2 14, Mbah a Moute 1-2 2-2 4, Bogut 8-16 3-6 19, Jennings 3-12 0-0 6, Salmons 12-22 2-2 28, Stackhouse 1-3 0-1 3, Ilyasova 3-7 0-0 7, Ridnour 2-7 1-2 5, K.Thomas 0-2 0-0 0, Bell 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 35-85 10-15 86. CHARLOTTE (87): Wallace 2-6 1-2 5, Diaw 3-6 0-0 6, Ratliff 2-4 1-2 5, Felton 4-15 4-4 12, S.Jackson 11-28 6-7 32, Chandler 2-3 3-4 7, Augustin 3-7 0-2 8, Hughes 0-7 3-4 3, T.Thomas 0-0 2-2 2, Graham 3-4 0-0 7. Totals 30-80 20-27 87. Milwaukee 19 26 20 15 6—86 Charlotte 17 27 21 15 7—87 3-point goals—Milwaukee 6-21 (Salmons 2-4, Delfino 2-8, Stackhouse 1-2, Ilyasova 1-3, Ridnour 0-2, Jennings 0-2), Charlotte 7-17 (S.Jackson 4-6,Augustin 2-4, Graham 1-2, Hughes 0-2, Felton 0-3). Fouled out— Ratliff. Rebounds—Milwaukee 51 (Bogut 12), Charlotte 61 (Wallace 11). Assists— Milwaukee 17 (Salmons, Jennings 5), Charlotte 17 (Felton 6). Total fouls—Milwaukee 22, Charlotte 16.

Bulls 95, Wizards 87 CHICAGO (95): Johnson 2-4 3-6 7, Gibson 7-13 0-0 14, Noah 4-6 2-2 10, Rose 10-19 4-4 24, Hinrich 3-9 2-2 10, Deng 6-8 1-2 14, B.Miller 0-9 2-2 2, Murray 2-11 3-4 7,Warrick 3-5 1-2 7.Totals 37-84 18-24 95. WASHINGTON (87): M.Miller 6-14 2-2 15, Blatche 7-20 4-5 18, Oberto 1-1 2-2 4, Livingston 5-11 2-2 12, Young 2-13 4-4 10, McGee 6-14 1-3 13, Ross 0-0 0-0 0, Singleton 2-4 0-0 4, Martin 2-7 2-2 8, Boykins 1-1 0-0 3. Totals 32-85 17-20 87. Chicago 30 23 23 19—95 Washington 25 25 25 12—87 3-point goals—Chicago 3-14 (Hinrich 2-4, Deng 1-2, Rose 0-1, B.Miller 0-3, Murray 0-4), Washington 6-14 (Martin 2-4, Young 2-6, M.Miller 1-1, Boykins 1-1, Blatche 0-1, Livingston 0-1). Rebounds—Chicago 56 (Gibson 16), Washington 53 (Blatche 13). Assists—Chicago 22 (Rose, Hinrich 5), Washington 21 (M.Miller, Blatche 7). Total fouls—Chicago 18, Washington 20.

Grizzlies 107, Hornets 96 NEW ORLEANS (96): Peterson 2-6 1-1 6, West 6-13 1-1 13, Okafor 3-7 1-2 7, Paul 8-14 0-3 16, Thornton 8-21 2-2 19, Collison 7-14 0-0 15, Gray 2-4 4-4 8, Wright 1-2 0-0 2, Posey 2-5 0-0 6, Songaila 2-7 0-0 4. Totals 41-93 9-13 96. MEMPHIS (107): Gay 7-19 6-6 20, Randolph 3-9 0-1 6, Thabeet 0-2 3-4 3, Conley 6-14 3-6 15, Mayo 9-18 4-5 27, Arthur 4-10 0-0 8, Haddadi 1-3 1-2 3, Williams 2-3 0-0 4, Young 7-8 5-6 19, Carroll 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 40-90 22-30 107. New Orleans 20 26 25 25—96 Memphis 25 36 25 21—107 3-point goals—New Orleans 5-20 (Posey 2-5,Peterson 1-2,Collison 1-3,Thornton 1-9, Paul 0-1), Memphis 5-13 (Mayo 5-10,Arthur 0-1, Gay 0-1, Conley 0-1). Rebounds—New Orleans 46 (West 9), Memphis 68 (Thabeet 11). Assists—New Orleans 17 (Paul 8), Memphis 15 (Williams 5). Total fouls—New Orleans 23, Memphis 17.

Heat 105, Pacers 96 MIAMI (105): Richardson 3-7 0-0 7, Beasley 6-17 0-2 12, Anthony 3-4 2-2 8, Arroyo 2-9 1-1 5, Wade 14-22 13-17 43, Haslem 2-7 5-6 9, Chalmers 4-11 0-1 10, Wright 4-7 1-1 11, Magloire 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 38-84 22-30 105. INDIANA (96): Granger 6-22 12-14 25, Murphy 12-17 2-3 29, Hibbert 1-8 1-2 3, Watson 2-5 1-2 6, Rush 3-9 2-2 10, McRoberts 0-1 0-0 0, Dunleavy 2-6 0-0 6, S.Jones 1-4 2-2 4, Price 4-10 4-4 13. Totals 31-82 24-29 96. Miami 23 16 31 19 16—105 Indiana 22 27 18 22 7—96 3-point goals—Miami 7-21 (Wade 2-3, Wright 2-4, Chalmers 2-8, Richardson 1-4, Beasley 0-1, Arroyo 0-1), Indiana 10-27 (Murphy 3-6, Rush 2-2, Dunleavy 2-4, Watson 1-2, Price 1-5, Granger 1-8). Fouled out—Hibbert. Rebounds—Miami 65 (Haslem 11), Indiana 45 (Murphy 15). Assists—Miami 12 (Wade 6), Indiana 18 (Watson 5). Total fouls—Miami 20, Indiana 22.

w Third period—5, San Jose, Couture 4

GF 298 223 204 237 214 206 191 225 206 228 215 205 198 201 208

GA 220 195 186 219 223 210 190 217 206 244 241 240 226 245 255

WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF GA x-San Jose 78 48 20 10 106 251 205 x-Chicago 77 48 22 7 103 249 196 d-Vancouver 77 46 27 4 96 251 204 x-Phoenix 78 47 25 6 100 212 193 Nashville 79 45 28 6 96 217 216 Detroit 77 41 23 13 95 215 203 Los Angeles 77 44 27 6 94 228 205 Colorado 76 41 28 7 89 227 212 Calgary 77 39 29 9 87 196 194 Dallas 78 35 29 14 84 227 242 St. Louis 77 37 31 9 83 209 210 Anaheim 76 37 31 8 82 216 229 Minnesota 78 37 35 6 80 210 233 Columbus 78 32 33 13 77 210 249 Edmonton 77 24 46 7 55 197 266 d-division leader; x-clinched playoff spot z-clinched conference; top eight teams in each conference Friday’s results Chicago 2, New Jersey 1, SO Montreal 1, Philadelphia 0 N.Y. Rangers 5, Tampa Bay 0 San Jose 3, Minnesota 2 Dallas 6, Edmonton 3 Calgary at Colorado, late Vancouver at Anaheim, late Today’s games Nashville at Detroit, 2 p.m. Atlanta at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Ottawa at N.Y. Islanders, 2 p.m. Boston at Toronto, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Montreal, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Carolina, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Florida, 7 p.m. Washington at Columbus, 7 p.m. Dallas at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Edmonton at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Anaheim at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Sunday’s games Detroit at Philadelphia, 12:30 p.m. Calgary at Chicago, 3 p.m. San Jose at Colorado, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Thursday’s results Ottawa 4, Carolina 3, SO Florida 1, Boston 0 Toronto 4, Buffalo 2 N.Y. Islanders 6, Philadelphia 4 Washington 2, Atlanta 1 Detroit 3, Columbus 2 Nashville 3, St. Louis 2 Los Angeles 8, Vancouver 3

Sharks 3, Wild 2 San Jose 2 0 1—3 Minnesota 0 2 0—2 w First period—1, San Jose, Malhotra 13 (Blake, McGinn), 7:19. 2, San Jose, Nichol 4 (Mitchell, Blake), 12:22. w Second period—3, Minnesota, Clutterbuck 13 (Latendresse, Zanon), 5:10. 4, Minnesota, Miettinen 19 (Brunette, Zidlicky), 6:59 (pp).

(Boyle, Clowe), 16:09. Missed w Shots on goal—San Jose 11-9-8—28. Minnesota 7-11-11—29. w Goalies—San Jose, Nabokov. Minnesota, Backstrom.

Blackhawks 2, Devils 1 (SO) Chicago 0 0 1 0—2 New Jersey 1 0 0 0—1 Chicago won shootout 1-0 w First period—1, New Jersey, Kovalchuk 40 (Elias, Zharkov), 5:49. w Second period—None. w Third period—2, Chicago, Versteeg 18 (Byfuglien, Hossa), 19:34. w Overtime—None. w Shootout—Chicago 1 (Toews G, Kane NG), New Jersey 0 (Langenbrunner NG, Parise NG, Kovalchuk NG). w Shots on goal—Chicago 9-7-9-1—26. New Jersey 12-10-8-3—33. w Goalies—Chicago, Niemi 22-7-3 (33 shots-32 saves). New Jersey, Brodeur 41-24-6 (26-25).

Rangers 5, Lightning 0 N.Y. Rangers 4 0 1—5 Tampa Bay 0 0 0—0 w First period—1, N.Y. Rangers, Prust 3 (Anisimov), 3:09. 2, N.Y. Rangers, Staal 7 (Gaborik), 3:34. 3, N.Y. Rangers, Prospal 19, 11:21. 4, N.Y. Rangers, Dubinsky 19 (Girardi, Eriksson), 14:55 (pp). w Second period—None. w Third period—5, N.Y. Rangers, Voros 2 (Del Zotto), 13:50. w Shots on goal—N.Y. Rangers 7-7-8—22. Tampa Bay 6-8-16—30. w Goalies—N.Y. Rangers, Lundqvist 32-26-9 (30 shots-30 saves). Tampa Bay, Smith 11-17-7 (7-3), Niittymaki (0:00 second, 15-14).

Canadiens 1, Flyers 0 Montreal 1 0 0—1 Philadelphia 0 0 0—0 w First period—1, Montreal, Plekanec 24 (A.Kostitsyn, Bergeron), 9:25. w Second period—None. w Third period—None. w Shots on goal—Montreal 9-11-3—23. Philadelphia 8-13-14—35. w Goalies—Montreal, Halak 25-12-3 (35 shots-35 saves). Philadelphia, Boucher 6-17-3 (23-22).

Thurs.: Kings 8, Canucks 3 Vancouver 0 2 1—3 Los Angeles 3 2 3—8 w First period—1, Los Angeles, Frolov 18 (Brown, Halpern), 5:26. 2, Los Angeles, Kopitar 34 (J.Johnson, Smyth), 14:01. 3, Los Angeles, Brown 19 (J.Johnson, Frolov), 18:02. w Second period—4, Los Angeles, Stoll 14 (Doughty, Kopitar), 3:37 (pp). 5, Los Angeles, Brown 20 (Smyth, Doughty), 9:20 (pp). 6, Vancouver, Wellwood 12 (Demitra, Edler), 12:43 (pp). 7, Vancouver, Kesler 23 (H.Sedin, Edler), 13:22. w Third period—8, Los Angeles, Brown 21 (Stoll), 3:31. 9, Vancouver, Wellwood 13 (Grabner, Demitra), 4:49. 10, Los Angeles, Williams 9 (R.Jones, J.Bernier), 6:38. 11, Los Angeles, Handzus 18, 15:42. w Shots on goal—Vancouver 8-13-9—30. Los Angeles 7-12-10—29. w Goalies—Vancouver, Luongo. Los Angeles, J.Bernier.


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I IN BRIEF

NCAA WOMEN

TENNIS

Roddick defeats Nadal, to face Berdych in final

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. — Andy Roddick resisted the impulse to retreat. Or surrender. Instead, finding himself overpowered by Rafael Nadal, Roddick began to charge the net. “It’s kind of like driving into head-on traffic,” Roddick said. Though counterintuitive, the tactic worked, and Roddick rallied for a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory Friday in the Sony Roddick Ericsson Open semifinals. Once Roddick fell behind, he became more aggressive, even following his second serve to the net on occasion. Momentum turned when he won the last 11 points of the second set, including a 143-mph serve — the fastest by any player in the tournament — for a winner on the final point to even the match. Roddick kept coming, winning 12 points at the net in the final set. He also put more oomph into his forehand, especially on returns. “I took a lot of risks there in the last two sets,” he said. “I rolled the dice a lot and came up Yahtzee a couple times.” To the delight of traditionalists, Roddick played serve and volley 10 times. Rumors are he’ll use a wood racket in the final Sunday against 16th-seeded Tomas Berdych, who advanced by beating Robin Soderling 6-2, 6-2. Berdych upset top-ranked Roger Federer in the fourth round. The Czech’s only other Masters 1000 final was in 2005, when he won the Paris title.

GOLF

Kim’s 68 keeps her ahead of the field by 1

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — South Korean Song-Hee Kim shot a 4-under 68 on Friday in the Kraft Nabisco Championship to top a leaderboard loaded with majors winners. Kim has top-10 finishes in all three events this year as she chases her first LPGA Tour victory. Her two-day total of 7-under 137 gave her a one-shot lead over majors winners Cristie Kerr (67), Karen Stupples (69) and Lorena Ochoa (70). Karrie Webb (70), a two-time winner at Mission Hills and a seven-time major champion overall, was two strokes back along with Stacy Lewis (68). w HOUSTON OPEN: Bryce Molder birdied four of the last seven holes for a 6-under 66 and a one-stroke lead. Molder had a 9-under 135 total on Redstone’s Tournament Course. First-round co-leader Cameron Percy (69) and fellow PGA Tour rookie Alex Prugh (66) were tied for second, and Lee Westwood (68), Anthony Kim (69), Joe Ogilvie (67) and Kevin Stadler (70) were 7 under after another windy day. Ernie Els, Fred Couples and Phil Mickelson made the cut, but were far off the pace. Els (74) and Couples (73) were even par, and Mickelson (76) was 1 over. Els is trying to win his third straight start and the 50-year-old Couples is warming up for the Masters after three consecutive wins on the Champions Tour.

MEDIA

Lawyer: ESPN’s Andrews getting death threats

LOS ANGELES — An attorney for Erin Andrews says the ESPN reporter and “Dancing with the Stars” contestant has been getting death threats. Attorney Marshall Grossman said Friday that a media outlet had received at least a dozen e-mails threatening Andrews since September. He says the e-mails were at first sexual but have grown increasingly violent, and the last few have threatened her with murder. Grossman says the e-mails discuss the case of Michael David Barrett, who last month was sentenced to 2½ years in prison for stalking Andrews. Grossman says the FBI has been notified and knows the sender’s identity. A message left for an FBI spokeswoman was not immediately returned. Andrews is not yet seeking a restraining order but has asked “Dancing with the Stars” to beef up its security.

HORSE RACING

Blind Luck rallies to win $300K Fantasy Stakes

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — Blind Luck overtook Tidal Pool in the stretch in the $300,000 Fantasy Stakes at Oaklawn Park, winning by 2½ lengths. Despite saving plenty of ground on the rail, jockey Calvin Borel and Tidal Pool weren’t able to hold on in the mile and a sixteenth race for 3-year-old fillies. Blind Luck, with Rafael Bejarano aboard, finished in 1:42.56 and paid $3 and $2.20. She won for the sixth time in nine career starts and the first time on a non-synthetic surface since June. The Fantasy has featured some impressive horses in recent years, including Rachel Alexandra in 2009 and Eight Belles the previous year. w KEENELAND: Nordic Truce held off Strike the Tiger by a neck to win the $100,000 Grade III Transylvania Stakes, the feature race on the opening day of Keeneland’s spring meet in Lexington, Ky. The even-money favorite with Julien Leparoux aboard was running fifth in the seven-horse field halfway through but took the lead down the stretch to finish in 1:41.31 on the firm track.

— From wire reports

How to keep a win streak going? UConn has found a way to ignore it DOUG FEINBERG

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s John Wooden led UCLA on its vaunted 88-game winning streak, he knew just the right time to talk about his team’s accomplishments — never. “Wooden never talked about winning or losing,” Bruins great Bill Walton says. “He talked about today, living in the present, human development, being part of a special team, all the attributes and personal characteristics delineated.” Perhaps unsurprisingly, Wooden’s model has set a template for some of the most successful collegiate coaches ever. Geno Auriemma and his Connecticut Huskies women don’t talk about their streak, despite being just 12 wins shy of UCLA’s all-time basketball record. And they’ll make it to 78 victories if they win out in the Final Four starting Sunday. Neither does the Penn State women’s volleyball team, winner of its last 102 straight matches, nor did the North Carolina women’s soccer team, victorious in 92 straight games in the early 1990s. “It’s pretty much never brought up. That’s the quickest way to get the next ‘L,’” said Stanford women’s tennis coach Lele Forood, whose team won 89 straight matches from 2003-07. “If you’re not looking at the next match something is going to go wrong.” Auriemma has been through it twice now. The Huskies won 70 straight games from 2001-03 before the current run of 76 consecutive victories that UConn has built over the past two seasons. Taking a page from Wooden, Auriemma and his team never rest on what they’ve accomplished. “The average person out there thinks we get up every morning like we’re in a prison cell,” Auriemma said. “Go up to the wall and carve out another X and say that’s one less day I’ve got to worry about this. That’s so far from what the reality is. I don’t think there has been one day when I’ve gone to practice thinking how many games we’ve won.” That attitude reminds Walton of his former coach. He is among those rooting for UConn to keep winning, even if it means the Hus-

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Huskie huddle: Connecticut and coach Geno Auriemma are 12 wins shy of the all-time record for most consecutive victories by a college basketball team, which was set by the John Wooden-coached UCLA Bruins of the 1970s. pop champagne every season after the last unbeaten NFL team loses. “The women leave better than when they enter,” Walton said of the UConn program. “We couldn’t be happier for them and couldn’t be more proud. I encourage them to enjoy it while it lasts.” The 57-year-old Walton said Geno Auriemma that his former coach — who is Connecticut coach, who has led the Huskies now 99 — was aware of UConn’s to 76 straight victories streak. He thinks Wooden would be proud of what Auriemma has kies end up breaking UCLA’s reaccomplished as they have similar cord. The Bruins star was immecoaching traits. diately impressed with Auriemma Maybe Auriemma has been when they first met at Michael channeling some of Wooden’s Jordan’s fantasy basketball camp a success during this latest run. The few years back. 56-year-old coach has been car“I know firsthand what a class rying around one of Wooden’s act he is and you don’t have the books for the two years. success that this team’s experi“For some reason, this one has encing without a brilliant coach,” stayed in my briefcase,” AuriemWalton said in a telephone interma said a few weeks back. view. “I had the great privilege to What’s been impressive during be on a special team and my con- UConn’s current streak is not gratulations go out to UConn. I’m only that they’ve won so many a big fan.” games, but the level of dominaWalton and many other UCLA tion they’ve had over every opplayers would welcome company ponent. No team has come within up top, unlike the NFL’s undefeat- single digits of the Huskies dured 1972 Miami Dolphins — who ing the entire streak. They’ve only

“I don’t think there has been one day when I’ve gone to practice thinking how many games we’ve won.”

trailed for a handful of minutes and rarely have had to worry about the outcome of the game in the final 10 minutes. Even UCLA had a few nail-biters during its run. Penn State women’s volleyball coach Russ Rose can relate to the success Auriemma has had in dismantling opponents. His 2008 squad went through the regular season without losing a game in any of its matches. He’s also heard some grumbling, like Auriemma, that his team’s success is bad for the sport. “You beat a team by 40 points and they’re calling you out,” Rose said. “He’s not piling it on. Maya Moore is on the bench for 12 minutes. She hits three 3s to start the game and it’s over.” Walton can’t remember hearing any talk of UCLA’s dominance being bad for college basketball in the 1970s and thinks it’s crazy that people would assault what UConn’s doing. “That’s ludicrous,” Walton said. “It’s not Connecticut’s or coach Geno’s fault. They have built a remarkable program there. It’s fun, it’s productive, it’s successful.”

NFL: Brown earned scholarship Browns after 1 week at Central Michigan bolster CONTINUED FROM 1D

tended the combine.

High marks

Brown played high school football in Miami and was on the recruiting radar of several major-college programs. But he didn’t have the grades to qualify and spent a year attending prep school in North Carolina. A second recruiting season had come and gone by the time Brown got his grades to a point where he could play in the spring of 2007. So his high school coach called a friend on the Central Michigan staff, and Brown was invited to walk on there. “I kind of got swallowed up in the recruiting process,” Brown said. It took the Chippewas just a week into fall practice to bestow a scholarship on Brown, who would become the school’s all-time leading receiver in his three seasons on campus. He elected to skip his senior season in 2010 to turn pro. Petrus played at a tiny Arkansas high school with only 34 teammates, so the caliber of competition scared off the big schools. His only offer was a half scholarship from Division II Arkansas Tech, so he walked on with the Razorbacks. Petrus earned his scholarship after one season. He wound up starting two seasons for Arkansas, then bench-pressed 225 times a combine record-tying 45 times last month in Indianapolis. It took White four years to earn his scholarship from Michigan State — after leading the team in receiving as a junior in 2008. “Towards the end you wonder, ‘What do I have to do to prove to these coaches I can play?’ ” White said. “You think you should be getting a shot on the field … then the coaches stick you back at third string. But it’s all a process and you can’t get discouraged. You learn to fight through it. If you work hard enough, you get rewarded in the end.” White led the Big Ten with nine touchdown receptions last fall and led the team with 70 catches for 990 yards.

Steady hand: Antonio Brown (27) walked on at Central Michigan after spending a year at a North Carolina prep school. GREG DERUITER Lansing State Journal

Easley shared White’s frustration. Coming out of high school, he had to weigh a football scholarship from Sacred Heart of the FCS and an academic scholarship from Connecticut. He chose the Big East school. Easley concentrated on academics in 2005, electing not to play football. But he missed the sport and walked on in 2006. Easley never saw the field that season and caught just five career passes heading into his senior year. “I wouldn’t say I doubted myself,” Easley said, “but I questioned things. I always felt I was just as good as the guys they were bringing in, the guys I was competing with. Why wasn’t I given a fair shot? That was always my question.”

Late bloomers

That he did. Easley did not catch a pass in his first three games last fall but wound up catching touchdown passes in five consecutive games against quality opponents — Pittsburgh, Louisville, West Virginia, Rutgers and Cincinnati — to establish himself as the go-to guy in the Huskies’ passing offense. Easley wound up catching a team-leading 48 passes for 893 yards and eight touchdowns, averaging a dazzling 18.6 yards per reception. The Huskies awarded him a scholarship last fall. “It’s been a big turnaround,” Easley said. “I don’t want to say all this was hard to believe and out of reach for me, but reality does set

in. To be invited to the combine and be in the position I’m in now (to be drafted by the NFL) is definitely humbling, knowing all that I’ve been through.” Ward suffered a knee injury in the third game of his senior season in high school. When the recruiters backed off, Ward decided to join four high school buddies already on scholarship at Oregon. He was invited by the Ducks to participate in practices as a preferred walk-on. “When I stepped on the field, I was equal to everyone else,” said Ward, who played at prep powerhouse De La Salle High School in Concord, Calif. “My talent wasn’t ‘walk-on’ talent. I felt I was worth a scholarship and I earned one in one year.” Ward became a starter as a junior and led the Ducks with 101 tackles. He chipped in 68 more as a senior last season despite missing five games with a sprained ankle. Grimm did not start at Virginia Tech until his senior season. But he saved his best football for last, leading the Hokies with 106 tackles and earning All-ACC honors. “I just came in and worked hard every day,” Grimm said. “I didn’t look toward the future. My goal was to get on some special teams and start doing that. Then I started getting some defensive reps. All of a sudden, I’m in the starting lineup. You build confidence. One thing leads to another, and now here I am (a pro prospect). It’s been a blur.”

defense in trade ASSOCIATED PRESS

CLEVELAND — While their best defensive player was spending a night in jail, the Cleveland Browns got some help for one of the NFL’s worst units. The Browns acquired cornerback Sheldon Brown and linebacker Chris Gocong in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles for linebacker Alex Hall and two draft picks on Friday. The fourthand fifth-round selections are the Nos. 105 and 137 overall in this month’s three-day draft. The deal was announced as Browns nose tackle Shaun Rogers — a three-time Pro Bowler — was apologizing after being arrested for trying to carry a loaded hand gun onto a plane. Rogers was charged Friday with the fourth-degree felony of carrying a concealed weapon, then posted bond and was released from jail. Rogers, who has a license in Michigan to carry a gun, said he was “truly remorseful” and that he forgot the weapon was in the bag. A Browns spokesman confirmed the trade but said the team will not comment until the physicals are completed. Cleveland general manager Tom Heckert, who spent the previous four seasons as Philadelphia’s GM, returned to his roots to continue an overhaul of the Browns’ defense, which ranked last in the AFC last season and gave up less yardage than only the Detroit Lions. Brown, a former Pro Bowler who hasn’t missed a game since becoming a full-time starter in 2004, will likely move into Cleveland’s starting lineup on the opposite side of Eric Wright, who made 16 starts last season at left cornerback. Brandon McDonald made six starts on the right side, with Mike Adams getting the other six.


HIGH SCHOOL

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PREP WRESTLING DREAM TEAM STARTING LINEUP

w Jacob Schmitt, St. Johns freshman:

Schmitt finished 48-1 and won the Division 2 state championship at 103 pounds. w Freddie Rodriguez, Holt sophomore: Rodriguez finished 56-2 and won the Division 1 state championship at 112 pounds. w Conor Youtsey, Mason junior: Youtsey went 45-0 and didn’t give up an offensive point. He won the Division 2 state title at 119 pounds. w Ben Matthiesen, Holt senior: Matthiesen finished 55-1 and won the Division 1 state championship at 125 pounds. w Taylor Grenawalt, Haslett freshman: Grenawalt finished 52-6 and seventh at the Division 2 state meet at 130 pounds. w Andy Jones, Grand Ledge senior: Jones finished 57-4 and fifth at the Division 1 state meet at 135 pounds. w Luke Perrin, Corunna senior: Perrin finished 61-4 and fourth at the Division 2 state meet at 140 pounds. w Jordan Wohlfert, St. Johns sophomore: Wohlfert finished 52-5 and third at the Division 2 state meet at 145 pounds w Seth Hanton, Holt junior: Hanton finished 56-9 and fourth at the Division 1 state meet at 160 pounds. w Mike Andring, Holt senior: Wrestling at times two weights higher, Andring finished 40-4 and third at the Division 1 state meet at 171 pounds. w Mat Henry, Owosso senior: Henry finished 52-6 and sixth at the Division 2 state meet at 189 pounds. w Adam Coon, Fowlerville freshman: Coon finished 51-3 and won the Division 2 state championship at 215 pounds. w Ryan Steverson, Lakewood senior: Steverson finished 53-0 and won the Division 3 state championship at 285 pounds.

Division 1 all-area w 103: Shayne Wireman, Holt freshman

w 112: Dominic Trevino, Holt freshman

w 119: Camryn Jackson, Eastern junior

w 125: Jeff Lyons, Holt sophomore

w 130: Angel Reyes, Everett senior

w 135: Drew Dyer, Holt sophomore

w 140: Jeff Baker, Holt senior

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Mat man extraordinaire: Taylor Massa of St. Johns is a two-time state champion and is ranked No. 1 among all sophomore wrestlers in the country. “He loves wrestling and he’s the most dominant high school wrestler that I’ve ever seen,” said his coach, Zane Ballard.

Massa’s ledger: 123 wins, 0 losses TOM LANG

For the Lansing State Journal

One of St. Johns’ top wrestling awards is — a bowling pin. It’s marked with names and numbers of the best seasons where individual Redwings logged the most pins for the team. “I didn’t think 48 could be beaten, then he did 51 pins this year,” coach Zane Ballard said of sophomore Taylor Massa. “He beat his own record, which is just incredible.” Ballard’s surprise was fueled by the fact the most pins in school history before Massa’s freshman year was 31 by Jake Walters, three years ago. And it’s that example of domination across the state which earned Massa the title prep wrestler of the year. Yet Massa’s dominance reaches far beyond the Great Lakes State borders. In each of the last four years, Massa has won national titles in each of three different styles of wrestling: Greco, Freestyle and Folkstyle.

Wrestler of the year

“He’s just so good at what he does,” Ballard said. “He doesn’t do a lot of moves, he’s not the fanciest or the flashiest of wrestlers, he’s just so good; never gets out of position. He never shoots in with his head down, and is so good at all styles of wrestling. “Taylor will wrestle anybody at any time. He’s not afraid to lose. He’ll put it on the line. He hates to lose, but doesn’t fear anybody, or fear a loss,” Ballard continued. “He loves wrestling and he’s the most dominant high school wrestler that I’ve ever seen.” That dominance is reflected in 123 wins in two years against zero losses. Massa earned the Division 2 title at 145 last year and the 152 weight class in March. Last weekend he won the Flow Nationals Folkstyle at 152 pounds, defeating the No. 2 and No. 6 sophomores in the country along the way. By the way, he’s ranked No. 1. Massa said the winning doesn’t get boring.

“Every match is different,” he said. “There’s pressure, but I like the pressure. I think it’s good. It definitely motivates me.” Massa faced serious pressure going into the Michigan state tournament at The Palace. He had never let a match go the full 6:00 all season, winning every single match but one (a technical fall), by pin. He kept pinning when he won the first two matches, but the semifinal and final matches were his first all year to go 6:00. Massa was sick all week and in the semifinal he staggered off the mat as if he’d gotten his bell rung. “No, being sick just drained me,” he said. “I thought about it but knew I had to go out there and wrestle my best. Win or lose, if I did my best I can’t complain.” Ballard added: “Taylor is the face of St. Johns wrestling. It seems like where ever we go they all know who he is, they’re all talking about him.” And for at least two more years of high school wrestling, that won’t stop.

w 145: Chris Seyka, Holt sophomore

w 152: Korey Knapp, Grand Ledge junior

Schmitt

Rodriguez

Youtsey

Matthiesen

Grenawalt

Jones

Perrin

Wohlfert

Hanton

Andring

Henry

Coon

Steverson

Division 3 all-area w 103: Joey Jackson, Lakewood junior

w 112: William Gross, Lakewood junior

w 119: Bruce Hubbard, Alma sophomore

w 125: Darren Eaton, Lakewood junior

w 130: Corey Alegria, Alma junior

w 135: Paul Sawaya, Williamston junior

w 140: Tucker Seese, Lakewood junior

w 160: Caleb Haddad, Holt junior

w 145: Trevor Maus, Portland senior

w 189: Justin Jones, Holt junior

w 160: Justin Johnson, Williamston senior

w 171: Kyle Shaw, Holt junior

w 152: Aaron Risch, Williamston senior

w 215: Heath Thurman, Holt junior

w 171: Justin Pung, Portland senior

w Coach: Rocky Shaft, Holt

w 215: Sam Ness, Portland senior

w 285: Tyler Culp, Holt junior

Honorable mention w 145: Tyler Jackson, Holt senior

Division 2 all-area w 103: Rachel McFarland, DeWitt sophomore

w 112: Brant Schafer, St. Johns freshman w 119: Josh Pennell, St. Johns freshman w 125: Tyler Rosser, Corunna senior

w 130: Josh Zaluga, Charlotte junior

w 135: Ryan Wilkinson, DeWitt senior

w 140: Travis Curley, St. Johns sophomore

w 189: Alex Hunter, Lakewood junior

w 285: Kevin Zimmerman, Portland senior

w Coach: Scott Sandborn, Portland

Honorable mention

w 125: Ian Leavey, Williamston senior

w 160: Mason Blackmer, Lakewood senior

Division 4 all-area w 103: Foster Bunce, Dansville freshman

w 112: Brandon Fifield, Leslie junior

w 119: Luke Ragon, Dansville sophomore

w 125: Henry McKeown, Olivet senior

w 145: Ryan Burl, DeWitt junior

w 130: Michael Lehner, Ithaca senior

w 160: Devin Scheick, St. Johns senior

w 140: Wyatt Chaffin, Ithaca senior

w 152: Tony Burge, Mason senior

w 171: Breck Cole, DeWitt senior

w 189: Alex Bishop, Corunna senior

w 215: Pat McGiveron, DeWitt senior

w 285: Adam Robinson, Mason sophomore

w Coach: David Robertson, Corunna

Honorable mention w 112: Jake Perrin, Corunna freshman w 119: Nick Cummins, DeWitt senior w 135: Jade Warner, Eaton Rapids senior w 145: Nick Starzec, Mason sophomore w 145: Eric Partain, Corunna senior w 152: Mike Marshall, Laingsburg/Bath senior w 152: Casey Edgar, Corunna senior w 160: Brennin Adkins, Corunna senior w 171: Lonnie Riley, Corunna senior w 189: Austin Brown, St. Johns senior w 215: Conrado Dominguez, St. Johns sophomore w 215: Will Hicks, Eaton Rapids senior w 215: Josh Clark, Mason senior w 285: Lonnie Morris, Waverly senior w 285: Taylor Pemberton, St. Johns junior

w 135: Tyler Harless, Ithaca senior

w 145: Sam Reeves, Ithaca junior

w 152: Blake Fish, Ithaca junior

w 160: Kody LaPoint, Olivet senior

w 171: Robert Burrum, Webberville senior

w 189: Brian Moran, Webberville freshman w 215: Arthur Bunce, Dansville junior

w 285: Ryan Kemplin, Leslie senior w Coach: Randy Miniard, Ithaca

Honorable mention

w 103: Kenneth Dittenber, Carson City-Crystal

freshman

w 112: Drew Richard, Webberville sophomore

w 119: Zack Baird, Maple Valley junior w 125: Jonny Craft, Dansville junior

w 140: Kaleb Myer, Dansville junior

w 140: Tyler Franks, Maple Valley senior w 145: Tyler Canterbury, Olivet senior

w 152: Andy Parsons, Dansville junior

w 152: Devon O’Green, Carson City-Crystal junior w 171: Lantz Miller, Dansville sophomore

w 189: Josh Capen, Ithaca freshman

w 285: Dylan Snyder, Ithaca junior

Redwings ready to earn more state hardware TOM LANG

For the Lansing State Journal

Atta boy: St. Johns coach Zane Ballard cheers after Taylor Pemberton (right) is awarded a match-wining point in overtime in his 285-pound match against Allegan in the Division 2 team finals in Battle Creek. KEVIN W. FOWLER For the Lansing State Journal

Zane Ballard said a day doesn’t go by that he’s not reminded by someone or something that the St. Johns wrestling team won the Division 2 state championship. After all, it was the school’s first state title in more than 80 years. That’s part of the reason Ballard has been chosen wrestling coach of the year. “Getting coach of year is a great honor but I’m kind of just a figurehead for the entire system,” he said. “From youth wrestling all the way to high school, I accept the award on everybody’s behalf, for all the kids that put in the time. “I was completely unaware until I went and got

Coach of the year the State Journal and read that it wasn’t our school’s first team state title. It was the 1926 track team. Well, I’m proud of the track team too.” Ballard added he hopes the team’s win Ballard will prove to other athletes at the school and in the community that it is attainable, if the necessary hard work is put in: “Hopefully that’s a barrier that just got broken, for any of our teams.” The Redwings went 36-3 and beat Allegan, 31-30, at Kellogg Arena in Battle

Creek for the crown. “He definitely got our team ready, ran good practices, gave us good conditioning and taught us what we needed to know,” said St. Johns two-time individual state champ Taylor Massa. “He matched up our team and had a good strategy at states.” Ballard said getting to states was aided by a big win soon after the Christmas break. It was a dual at Jenison Fieldhouse. It took place before the MSU vs. Minnesota dual, where St. Johns hosted Richmond, the eventual Division 3 state champ. “That was a really big day because of the venue, the excitement of being in front of a big crowd of people different than we’d normally see,”

Ballard said. “And Richmond is such a powerhouse every year, so it was fun to wrestle them. “It told me a lot about our team at a critical time of the season.” St. Johns never backed down from the challenges ahead. Ballard said another big win over Hartland, ranked No. 1 most of the season in Div. 1, was sealed when Massa was the final match of the dual and he got one of his season-high 51 pins. The community of St. Johns has held numerous celebrations for the team, including a parade downtown. And with a little luck, the Redwings will be parading more state championship trophies through the school hallways in the coming years.


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LCC sweeps two from Ancilla

The Lansing Community College softball team won two games Friday against Ancilla College at Ranney Park. In the first game Katie Riggs singled in Morgan Goddard from third base for a walk-off 8-7, win in the bottom of the seventh inning. Liz Veltman (Grand Ledge) contributed with a 3-run homerun. In the second game Amber Secor had a solo homerun and Brandy Williams drove in two runs to help lead the Lady Stars (13-4, 5-1) to a 6-4 win. The Stars play a doubleheader today at Lake Michigan College starting at 1 p.m.

BASEBALL

’09 first-round pick on Lugnuts roster

The Lansing Lugnuts opening-day pitching staff will include the Toronto Blue Jays’ 2009 first-round pick, Chad Jenkins, returning pitchers Ryan Shopshire and Dustin Antolin, and newcomers Evan Crawford, Aaron Loup, Matt Wright, Matt Fields, Scott Gracey, Nestor Molina, Dave Sever, Brian Slover, Ryan Tepera and Steve Turnbull. Jon Talley, Sean Ochinko and Karim Turkamani will catch for the Lugnuts, and A.J. Jimenez will start the season on the DL. Balbino Fuenmayor, Ryan Goins and Mark Sobolewski return in the infield for the Lugnuts. They’re joined by Ryan Schimpf, who is Baseball America’s No. 16 prospect, Oliver Dominguez and Kevin Nolan. Eric Eiland returns to the Lugnuts outfield after playing in Short-A Auburn. Kenny Wilson is the only other returning outfielder. Bradley Glenn and Chris Hopkins will also play outfield for the Lugnuts. The Lugnuts open their season at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Crosstown Showdown against Michigan State.

BOWLING State tournament (Week 12) Team, Division 1, Handicapped No. Names Score City 1. Maised and Confused 3,556 Lowell 2. Andy’s Pro Shop 3,555 Jackson 3. S & B Pro Shop #1 3,536 Clinton Twp. 4. Richs Crew 1 3,534 Roseville 5. S & B Pro Shop #4 3,496 Clinton Twp. Doubles, Division 1, Handicapped 1. Wissinger-Ewald 1,542 Clinton Twp. 2. Budwick-Smith 1,508 Fruitport 3. Weston-Bettin 1,500 Owosso 3. Nidiffer-Haines 1,500 Dearborn Hts. 5. Garbo-Kandler 1,498 Fowlerville Singles, Division 1, Handicapped 1. Kurt Pilon 822 Clinton Twp. 2. Jamie Lorenz 821 Muskegon 3. Doug Ballard 810 Paw Paw 4. Justin Neiman 809 Roseville 5. Brandon Jahnke 807 Lowell All-Events, Division 1, Handicapped 1. Nicholas Wissin 2,304 Clinton Twp. 2. Justin Neiman 2,281 Roseville 3. Jason Dooley 2,268 Hartford 4. Andrew Schnebelt2,264 Jackson 5. Jamie Lorenz 2,261 Muskegon Team, Division 2, Handicapped 1. Bio-Ag Of Michigan3,697 Ubly 2. J D Construction 3,600 Minden City 3. S & R Products 3,531 Bronson 4. Gio’s Pizza 3,529 Muskegon 5. KGB 3,526 Kent City Doubles, Division 2, Handicapped 1. Miller-Thomas 1,518 Vassar 2. Keene-Gollnick 1,517 Eastpointe 3. Chatterton-Daniels1,514 Saline 3. Gentner-Guza 1,514 Ruth 5. Sage-VanLoo 1,513 Belding 5.J. Stroven-K. Stroven1,513 Grant Singles, Division 2, Handicapped 1. Nathan Golds 832 Sparta 2. Alan Corpe 830 Muskegon 3. Joel Trzeciak 826 Canton 4. Jack Chyrowski 818 Muskegon 5. Mark Newton 818 Holland All-Events, Division 2, Handicapped 1. James Ebels Sr. 2,321 Sheridan 2. Alan Corpe 2,318 Muskegon 3. Joel Trzeciak 2,303 Canton 4. Tom Patrick 2,278 Marlette 5. Glenn Geirland 2,274 Bannister Team Actual 1. Andy’s Pro Shop 3,529 Jackson 2. S & B Pro Shop #1 3,507 Clinton Twp. 3. S & B Pro Shop #4 3,425 Clinton Twp. 4. 300 Bowl 3,420 Waterford 5. Northern Lanes Rec. 13,412 Midland Singles Actual 1. Tim Beckner Sr. 784 Lansing 2. Jamie Lorenz 778 Muskegon 3. Dan MacLelland 771 Saginaw 4. Todd Stuart 766 Grand Rapids 5. Richard Eiermann 764 Garden City 5. Carl Smith 764 Stanton All-Events Actual 1. Dan MacLelland 2,160 Saginaw 2. Jason Porter 2,156 Ludington 3. Joseph Bator 2,136 Warren 4. Jamie Lorenz 2,132 Muskegon 5. Terence Haines II 2,104 Dearborn H Team, Optional Scratch 1. Andy’s Pro Shop 3,529 Jackson 2. S & B Pro Shop #1 3,507 Clinton Twp. 3. S & B Pro Shop #4 3,425 Clinton Twp. 4. 300 Bowl 3,420 Waterford 5. Northern Lanes Rec 1 3,412 Midland

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HIGH SCHOOL Today’s schedule BASEBALL Eaton Rapids at Carleton Airport Tournament Manton at Potterville

Baseball SEXTON 17, JACKSON 14 (8 INN.) Sexton 540 300 23–17 11 3 Jackson 00(11) 003 00–14 10 4 Rolon, Harmon (4) and Concepcion. Wood and Chauncey. WP–Harmon. LP–Wood. Save-D. Brown. Highlights–Sexton: Hauk, HR, 5 RBI, Harmon 3 hits, 3 RBI, HR, Rojas 2 hits, 2 runs. Jackson: Edwards 2 hits, 2B, 3 RBI. JACKSON 23, SEXTON 8 Sexton 026 0–8 7 8 Jackson 550 (13)–23 11 3 Rojas, Concepcion (2), Lockhart (4) and Conception and Rojas Szink and Littlejohn. WP–Szink. LP–Rojas. Highlights–Sexton: Hauk 2 hits, 3 RBI, Lockhart 2 hits, 2B (2), Harmon 2 hits, 2 RBI. Jackson: Chauncey 2B, 3 runs, Marsh 2 hits, 3 runs, Edwards 3 stolen bases, 3 runs. Records–Sexton 1-2

COLLEGE HOCKEY NCAA Tournament NORTHEAST REGIONAL at Worcester, Mass. Boston College 3, Alaska Fairbanks 1 Yale 3, North Dakota 2 final: Boston College 9, Yale 7 EAST REGIONAL at Albany, N.Y. Rochester Tech 2, Denver 1 New Hampshire 6, Cornell 2 final: Rochester Tech 6, New Hampshire 2 MIDWEST REGIONAL at Fort Wayne, Ind. Miami-Ohio 2, Alabama-Huntsville 1 Michigan 5, Bemidji State 1 final: Miami-Ohio 3, Michigan 2 (2OT) WEST REGIONAL at St. Paul, Minn. St. Cloud State 4, Northern Michigan 3 (2OT) Wisconsin 3, Vermont 2 final: Wisconsin 5, St. Cloud State 3 FROZEN FOUR at Ford Field, Detroit Thursday, April 8, semifinals Rochester Tech (28-11-1) vs. Wisconsin (27-10-4), 5 p.m. Miami-Ohio (29-7-7) vs. Boston College (27-10-3), 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 10, championship Semifinal winners, 7 p.m.

COLLEGE BASEBALL Big Ten league overall W-L Pct. W-L Pct. Ohio State 1-0 1.000 15-7 .681 Michigan 1-0 1.000 14-9 .608 Purdue 1-0 1.000 13-10 .565 Penn State 1-0 1.000 11-13 .458 Iowa 1-0 .000 10-13 .434 Michigan State 0-1 .000 17-5 .772 Indiana 0-1 .000 12-12 .500 Illinois 0-1 .000 9-10 .473 Minnesota 0-1 .000 9-17 .346 Northwestern 0-1 .000 6-19 .240 NOTE: (BTN)-Big Ten Network telecast, *-BigTen Network.com video feed Friday’s results Michigan 16, Indiana 10 Iowa 5, Michigan State 3 Ohio State 11, Northwestern 1 Purdue 3, Minnesota 2 Penn State 16, Illinois 9 Today’s games Michigan at Indiana, 1 p.m. Iowa at Michigan State, 1 p.m. Ohio State at Northwestern, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Purdue, 2 p.m. Penn State at Illinois, 3 p.m.* Sunday’s games Penn State at Illinois, noon* Michigan at Indiana, 1 p.m. Iowa at Michigan State, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Purdue, 1 p.m. Ohio State at Northwestern, 1 p.m.

BASEBALL Detroit Tigers schedule Mon. 4/5.................. at Kansas City, 3 p.m. Wed. 4/7 .................. at Kansas City, 8 p.m. Thu. 4/8 ................... at Kansas City, 2 p.m. Fri. 4/9......................... CLEVELAND, 1 p.m. Sat. 4/10 ..................... CLEVELAND, 1 p.m. Sun. 4/11 .................... CLEVELAND, 1 p.m. Mon. 4/12.................. KANSAS CITY, 1 p.m. Tue. 4/13 ................... KANSAS CITY, 1 p.m. Wed. 4/14.................. KANSAS CITY, 1 p.m. Fri. 4/16........................ at Seattle, 10 p.m. Sat. 4/17 ........................ at Seattle, 9 p.m. Sun. 4/18 ....................... at Seattle, 4 p.m. Mon. 4/19... at Los Angeles Angels, 10 p.m. Tue. 4/20 .... at Los Angeles Angels, 10 p.m. Wed. 4/21... at Los Angeles Angels, 10 p.m. Thu. 4/22 .... at Los Angeles Angels, 10 p.m. Fri. 4/23............................. at Texas, 8 p.m. Sat. 4/24 ........................... at Texas, 8 p.m. Sun. 4/25 .......................... at Texas, 3 p.m. Mon. 4/26.......................... at Texas, 5 p.m. Tue. 4/27 .....................MINNESOTA, 7 p.m. Wed. 4/28....................MINNESOTA, 7 p.m. Thu. 4/29 .....................MINNESOTA, 2 p.m. Fri. 4/30...... LOS ANGELES ANGELS, 7 p.m. Sat. 5/1 ...... LOS ANGELES ANGELS, 1 p.m. Sun. 5/2...... LOS ANGELES ANGELS, 1 p.m. Mon. 5/3....................at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Tue. 5/4......................at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Wed. 5/5 ....................at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Fri. 5/7........................ at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Sat. 5/8 ...................... at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Sun. 5/9...................... at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Mon. 5/10...... NEW YORK YANKEES, 7 p.m. Tue. 5/11 ........ NEW YORK YANKEES, 7 p.m. Wed. 5/12....... NEW YORK YANKEES, 7 p.m. Thu. 5/13 ........ NEW YORK YANKEES, 1 p.m. Fri. 5/14............................ BOSTON, 7 p.m. Sat. 5/15 .......................... BOSTON, 7 p.m. Sun. 5/16 ......................... BOSTON, 1 p.m. Mon. 5/17..... CHICAGO WHITE SOX, 7 p.m. Tue. 5/18 ....... CHICAGO WHITE SOX, 1 p.m. Wed. 5/19................... at Oakland, 10 p.m. Thu. 5/20 .................at Oakland, 3:30 p.m. Fri. 5/21... at Los Angeles Dodgers, 10 p.m. Sat. 5/22 ... at Los Angeles Dodgers, 7 p.m. Sun. 5/23 .. at Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 p.m. Tue. 5/25 ...................... at Seattle, 10 p.m. Wed. 5/26..................at Seattle, 3:40 p.m. Fri. 5/28.......................... OAKLAND, 7 p.m. Sat. 5/29 ........................ OAKLAND, 7 p.m. Sun. 5/30 ....................... OAKLAND, 1 p.m. Mon. 5/31....................... OAKLAND, 1 p.m. Tue. 6/1........................ CLEVELAND, 7 p.m. Wed. 6/2 ...................... CLEVELAND, 7 p.m. Thu. 6/3 ....................... CLEVELAND, 1 p.m. Fri. 6/4..................... at Kansas City, 8 p.m. Sat. 6/5 ................... at Kansas City, 7 p.m. Sun. 6/6................... at Kansas City, 2 p.m. Tue. 6/8..........at Chicago White Sox, 8 p.m. Wed. 6/9 ........at Chicago White Sox, 8 p.m. Thu. 6/10 .......at Chicago White Sox, 2 p.m. Fri. 6/11......................PITTSBURGH, 7 p.m. Sat. 6/12 ....................PITTSBURGH, 7 p.m. Sun. 6/13 ...................PITTSBURGH, 1 p.m. Tue. 6/15 ..................WASHINGTON, 7 p.m. Wed. 6/16.................WASHINGTON, 7 p.m. Thu. 6/17 ..................WASHINGTON, 1 p.m. Fri. 6/18........................... ARIZONA, 7 p.m. Sat. 6/19 ......................... ARIZONA, 7 p.m. Sun. 6/20 ........................ ARIZONA, 1 p.m. Tue. 6/22 .............at New York Mets, 7 p.m. Wed. 6/23............at New York Mets, 7 p.m. Thu. 6/24 .............at New York Mets, 7 p.m. Fri. 6/25..................... at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Sat. 6/26 ........................ at Atlanta, 4 p.m. Sun. 6/27 .................. at Atlanta, 1:30 p.m. Mon. 6/28..................at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Tue. 6/29 ...................at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Wed. 6/30..................at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Fri. 7/2.............................. SEATTLE, 7 p.m. Sat. 7/3 ............................ SEATTLE, 7 p.m. Sun. 7/4............................ SEATTLE, 1 p.m. Mon. 7/5...................... BALTIMORE, 1 p.m. Tue. 7/6........................ BALTIMORE, 7 p.m. Wed. 7/7 ...................... BALTIMORE, 7 p.m. Fri. 7/9.........................MINNESOTA, 7 p.m. Sat. 7/10 .....................MINNESOTA, 4 p.m. Sun. 7/11 ....................MINNESOTA, 1 p.m. Fri. 7/16...................... at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Sat. 7/17 .................... at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Sun. 7/18 ................... at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Mon. 7/19.............................TEXAS, 7 p.m. Tue. 7/20 ..............................TEXAS, 7 p.m. Wed. 7/21.............................TEXAS, 7 p.m. Thu. 7/22 .........................TORONTO, 1 p.m. Fri. 7/23...........................TORONTO, 7 p.m. Sat. 7/24 .........................TORONTO, 7 p.m. Sun. 7/25 ........................TORONTO, 1 p.m. Mon. 7/26..................at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. Tue. 7/27 ...................at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. Wed. 7/28..................at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. Thu. 7/29 ..................... at Tampa Bay, noon Fri. 7/30.......................... at Boston, 7 p.m. Sat. 7/31 ........................ at Boston, 4 p.m. Sun. 8/1...............................at Boston, TBA Tue. 8/3.......... CHICAGO WHITE SOX, 7 p.m. Wed. 8/4 ........ CHICAGO WHITE SOX, 7 p.m. Thu. 8/5 ......... CHICAGO WHITE SOX, 1 p.m.

Fri. 8/6........ LOS ANGELES ANGELS, 7 p.m. Sat. 8/7 ...... LOS ANGELES ANGELS, 7 p.m. Sun. 8/8...... LOS ANGELES ANGELS, 1 p.m. Mon. 8/9........................TAMPA BAY, 7 p.m. Tue. 8/10 .......................TAMPA BAY, 7 p.m. Wed. 8/11......................TAMPA BAY, 1 p.m. Fri. 8/13.........at Chicago White Sox, 8 p.m. Sat. 8/14 .......at Chicago White Sox, 7 p.m. Sun. 8/15 ......at Chicago White Sox, 2 p.m. Mon. 8/16....... at New York Yankees, 7 p.m. Tue. 8/17 ........ at New York Yankees, 7 p.m. Wed. 8/18....... at New York Yankees, 7 p.m. Thu. 8/19 ........ at New York Yankees, 1 p.m. Fri. 8/20....................... CLEVELAND, 7 p.m. Sat. 8/21 ..................... CLEVELAND, 7 p.m. Sun. 8/22 .................... CLEVELAND, 1 p.m. Mon. 8/23.................. KANSAS CITY, 7 p.m. Tue. 8/24 ................... KANSAS CITY, 7 p.m. Wed. 8/25.................. KANSAS CITY, 1 p.m. Thu. 8/26 ........................ at Toronto, 7 p.m. Fri. 8/27.......................... at Toronto, 7 p.m. Sat. 8/28 ........................ at Toronto, 1 p.m. Sun. 8/29 ....................... at Toronto, 1 p.m. Tue. 8/31 ...................at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Wed. 9/1 ....................at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Thu. 9/2 .....................at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Fri. 9/3..................... at Kansas City, 8 p.m. Sat. 9/4 ................... at Kansas City, 7 p.m. Sun. 9/5................... at Kansas City, 2 p.m. Mon. 9/6........ CHICAGO WHITE SOX, 1 p.m. Tue. 9/7.......... CHICAGO WHITE SOX, 7 p.m. Wed. 9/8 ........ CHICAGO WHITE SOX, 7 p.m. Thu. 9/9 ......... CHICAGO WHITE SOX, 1 p.m. Fri. 9/10....................... BALTIMORE, 7 p.m. Sat. 9/11 ..................... BALTIMORE, 7 p.m. Sun. 9/12 .................... BALTIMORE, 1 p.m. Tue. 9/14 ........................... at Texas, 8 p.m. Wed. 9/15.......................... at Texas, 8 p.m. Fri. 9/17.........at Chicago White Sox, 8 p.m. Sat. 9/18 .......at Chicago White Sox, 4 p.m. Sun. 9/19 ......at Chicago White Sox, 2 p.m. Mon. 9/20.................. KANSAS CITY, 7 p.m. Tue. 9/21 ................... KANSAS CITY, 7 p.m. Wed. 9/22.................. KANSAS CITY, 7 p.m. Fri. 9/24.......................MINNESOTA, 7 p.m. Sat. 9/25 .....................MINNESOTA, 7 p.m. Sun. 9/26 ....................MINNESOTA, 1 p.m. Mon. 9/27................... at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Tue. 9/28 .................... at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Wed. 9/29................... at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Thu. 9/30 .................... at Baltimore, 7 p.m. Fri. 10/1...................... at Baltimore, 7 p.m. Sat. 10/2 .................... at Baltimore, 7 p.m. Sun. 10/3 ..............at Baltimore, 1:30 p.m.

Spring training AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pct. Tampa Bay 20 8 .714 Cleveland 18 9 .667 Detroit 18 11 .621 Boston 16 14 .533 Minnesota 15 14 .517 Kansas City 13 13 .500 New York 13 15 .464 Toronto 11 13 .458 Oakland 12 15 .444 Los Angeles 11 15 .423 Chicago 11 16 .407 Baltimore 11 17 .393 Seattle 11 17 .393 Texas 10 18 .357 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pct San Francisco 21 11 .656 San Diego 18 10 .643 Atlanta 17 11 .607 Chicago 17 11 .607 Colorado 16 13 .552 Philadelphia 14 12 .538 St. Louis 15 13 .536 Milwaukee 15 14 .517 Florida 14 14 .500 New York 14 15 .483 Houston 13 14 .481 Arizona 14 16 .467 Cincinnati 12 15 .444 Los Angeles 11 15 .423 Washington 10 19 .345 Pittsburgh 7 20 .259 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings, but games against non-major league teams do not. Friday’s results N.Y. Yankees 6, Baltimore 6, tie Boston 7, Washington 2 Tampa Bay 4, N.Y. Mets 2 St. Louis 8, Minnesota 4 Philadelphia 5, Pittsburgh 3 Colorado 11, Seattle 11, tie Chicago White Sox 7, Atlanta 2 Houston 3, Toronto 3, tie, 10 innings Texas 2, Kansas City 1 Milwaukee 3, Detroit 2 Chicago Cubs at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., late Oakland at San Francisco, late Today’s games Chicago White Sox at Atlanta, 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 1:05 N.Y. Mets vs Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 1:05 Kansas City vs Texas at Frisco, Texas, 2:05 Toronto at Houston, 2:05 p.m. Colorado vs. Seattle at Albuquerque, N.M., 2:05 Detroit at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m. St. Louis at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m. Cleveland vs Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 Boston vs. Washington at Viera, Fla., 4:05 San Francisco at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at L.A. Dodgers, 4:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Arizona, 4:10 p.m. Sunday’s game Seattle at San Francisco, 3:05 p.m.

Brewers 3, Tigers 2 DETROIT ab r A.Jackson cf 5 1 Damon dh 5 0 Ordonez rf 1 0 Raburn rf 2 0 Mi.Cabrera 1b3 0 Larish 1b 1 0 Kelly lf 4 0 Inge 3b 3 1 Laird c 3 0 Avila c 1 0 S.Sizemore 2b2 0 D.Worth 2b 2 0 Everett ss 4 0

MILWAUKEE ab r h bi Weeks 2b 3 0 0 0 Inglett 2b 1 0 0 0 Gomez cf 4 0 1 0 Braun lf 3 0 1 0 Stern pr-lf 1 0 1 0 Fielder 1b 3 0 0 0 T.Green 1b 1 0 0 0 McGehee 3b1 1 0 0 Counsell 3b 0 0 0 0 Zaun c 2 1 1 0 Kottaras c 1 0 0 0 Hart rf 3 1 2 1 A.Escobar ss 3 0 1 0 Gerut dh 3 0 1 2 Totals 36 2 9 2 Totals 29 3 8 3 Detroit 110 000 000—2 Milwaukee 030 000 00x—3 E—Scherzer (1). DP—Milwaukee 2. LOB—Detroit 10, Milwaukee 4. 2B—Mi.Cabrera (9). HR—A.Jackson (2), Inge (3). SB—Stern 2 (6). Detroit IP H R ER BB SO Scherzer L,1-2 6 6 3 3 2 4 Thomas 1 1 0 0 0 0 Valverde 1 1 0 0 0 0 Milwaukee D.Davis W,2-1 4 3 2 2 2 4 Hawkins 1 0 0 0 0 1 Coffey 1 1 0 0 1 1 Villanueva 1 1 0 0 0 1 D.Johnson 1 3 0 0 0 1 Braddock S,2-2 1 1 0 0 0 2 Umpires—Home, Mark Carlson First, D.J. Reyburn Second, Scott Barry Third, Marty Foster. A—17,260 (41,900). h bi 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

GOLF PGA Shell Houston Open At Humble, Texas Friday’s second round results Bryce Molder 69-66—135 Cameron Percy 67-69—136 Alex Prugh 70-66—136 Joe Ogilvie 70-67—137 Lee Westwood 69-68—137 Anthony Kim 68-69—137 Kevin Stadler 67-70—137 Vaughn Taylor 68-70—138 James Driscoll 68-70—138 Padraig Harrington 69-69—138 Omar Uresti 69-69—138 Graham DeLaet 71-67—138 Adam Scott 69-70—139 Jeff Maggert 70-69—139 Bubba Watson 73-67—140 Martin Laird 70-70—140 Lucas Glover 73-68—141 Woody Austin 70-71—141 Kevin Sutherland 68-73—141 Matt Kuchar 69-72—141 Steve Marino 70-71—141 Roland Thatcher 70-71—141 Chad Campbell 70-72—142 D.A. Points 71-71—142 Paul Goydos 72-70—142 Jason Bohn 70-72—142 Justin Rose 70-72—142 Stuart Appleby 70-72—142 Michael Connell 71-71—142 Josh Teater 73-69—142 Shaun Micheel 70-73—143 Jeff Overton 76-67—143 Charl Schwartzel 71-72—143 Justin Leonard 69-74—143 Bob Estes 73-70—143 Rickie Fowler 72-71—143 Chris Riley 71-72—143 Fredrik Jacobson 73-70—143 Michael Allen 71-72—143 Tag Ridings 73-70—143 Ben Crane 75-68—143 Brett Wetterich 73-70—143

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First Round 1 Connecticut 95 16 Southern U. 39

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Second Round

9 James Madison 53 5 Virginia 67 12 Green Bay 69

Connecticut 74

4 Iowa St. 79

6 St. John’s 65 11 Princeton 47 3 Florida St. 75

7 Miss. St. 68 10 Middle Tenn. 64 Pittsburgh 2 Ohio St. 93 15 St. Francis 59 1 Tennessee 75 16 Austin Peay 42

5 Georgetown 62 12 Marist 42 4 Baylor 69

6 Texas 63 11 San Diego St. 74 Austin, Texas 3 West Virginia 58 14 Lamar 43

Georgia 74 (OT) Georgia 36 Okla. St. 71 Vanderbilt 62

St. John’s 65 Florida St. 74

J.P. Hayes Soren Kjeldsen Spencer Levin Fred Couples Ernie Els D.J. Trahan Matt Bettencourt Rich Barcelo Chris Tidland Simon Dyson Ben Curtis Johnson Wagner John Merrick Ricky Barnes Chris Baryla John Rollins Jimmy Walker Nicholas Thompson Phil Mickelson Y.E. Yang Alex Cejka Tim Petrovic Rich Beem Garrett Willis David Lutterus Brian Stuard Blake Adams Aaron Baddeley Derek Lamely Chris Wilson Brendon de Jonge Scott Piercy Webb Simpson Carl Pettersson Angel Cabrera Scott McCarron J.J. Henry Andrew Svoboda Failed to qualify Rory McIlroy Steve Elkington Michael Bradley Pat Perez Geoff Ogilvy Bo Van Pelt Jeff Quinney Martin Kaymer Brandt Snedeker Charles Howell III Frank Lickliter II Troy Merritt Brian Davis Will MacKenzie Brad Faxon Steve Wheatcroft Hunter Mahan Greg Chalmers Harrison Frazar Jason Day Chris Wood Luke Donald Jay Williamson Brenden Pappas Jonathan Byrd Chez Reavie Michael Letzig James Nitties Daniel Chopra Kevin Streelman Kris Blanks Matt Every Henrik Bjornstad Craig Bowden Ryan Palmer Cameron Beckman Jason Gore William McGirt Andrew McLardy Davis Love III Mark Calcavecchia Roger Tambellini Matt Jones Kevin Johnson Andres Romero Vance Veazey Martin Flores Bill Lunde Fran Quinn Justin Bolli Tim Thelen Jeff Klauk John Mallinger Jerod Turner Mathew Goggin Nick O’Hern Ted Purdy Chris Stroud Greg Kraft Billy Mayfair Parker McLachlin Briny Baird

Xavier 63

April 6, 7:30 p.m.

Miss. St. 87

Gonzaga 72 Gonzaga 56

Miss. St. 71 Ohio St. 67

San Antonio

NATIONAL CHAMPION

Sun., 9:30 p.m.

Tennessee 92

Texas A&M 71

Sun., 7 p.m.

Nebraska 83

Nebraska 67

Kentucky 68

Georgetown 33

Michigan St. 52 Kentucky 76

Baylor 77 Baylor 49 Baylor

Kansas City, Mo.

Oklahoma

San Diego St. 64

UALR 44 Oklahoma 77 (OT)

San Diego St. 58 West Virginia 55

Oklahoma 60 All times EDT

Oklahoma 88 Vermont 66

LSU 52 Duke 66

Notre Dame 72

Duke 60

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74-73—147 73-74—147 76-71—147 73-74—147 74-73—147 73-74—147 76-71—147 71-76—147 78-69—147 77-70—147 72-75—147 73-74—147 76-71—147 74-73—147 71-76—147 72-75—147 74-73—147 73-74—147 75-72—147 73-74—147 72-75—147 73-75—148 75-73—148 72-76—148 75-73—148 75-73—148 77-71—148 75-74—149 75-74—149 75-74—149 74-75—149 74-75—149 74-75—149 77-72—149 75-74—149 76-73—149 75-74—149 75-74—149 74-76—150 80-70—150 73-77—150 74-76—150 76-74—150 74-76—150 74-76—150 77-73—150 78-72—150 74-77—151 77-74—151 73-78—151 74-77—151 79-73—152 74-78—152 79-73—152 80-73—153 79-75—154 77-78—155 76-79—155 79-77—156 79-78—157 84-76—160 78-WD

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LPGA Kraft Nabisco At Rancho Mirage, Calif. Friday’s second round results Song-Hee Kim 69-68—137 Cristie Kerr 71-67—138 Karen Stupples 69-69—138 Lorena Ochoa 68-70—138 Stacy Lewis 71-68—139 Karrie Webb 69-70—139 Yani Tseng 69-71—140 Suzann Pettersen 67-73—140 Sakura Yokomine 70-71—141 Sandra Gal 72-70—142 Michelle Wie 71-71—142 x-Jennifer Song 71-71—142 Katherine Hull 72-71—143 Brittany Lang 72-71—143 Morgan Pressel 71-72—143 Sophie Gustafson 70-73—143 Karine Icher 70-73—143 Vicky Hurst 69-74—143 Hee Young Park 73-71—144 Kristy McPherson 72-72—144 Jiyai Shin 72-72—144 Brittany Lincicome 70-74—144 Na On Min 69-75—144 Becky Morgan 75-70—145 Gwladys Nocera 75-70—145 Yuko Mitsuka 74-71—145 Laura Davies 74-71—145 Chie Arimura 73-72—145 Hee Kyung Seo 72-73—145 Haeji Kang 72-73—145 Grace Park 71-74—145 Angela Stanford 78-68—146 Katie Futcher 76-70—146 Stacy Prammanasudh 75-71—146 x-Alexis Thompson 74-72—146 Anna Nordqvist 74-72—146 Alena Sharp 73-73—146 Jimin Kang 72-74—146 Candie Kung 75-72—147 Shi Hyun Ahn 74-73—147 Mi-Jeong Jeon 74-73—147 Na Yeon Choi 74-73—147 Michele Redman 74-73—147 Carin Koch 74-73—147 Hye Jung Choi 74-73—147 Inbee Park 73-74—147 Catriona Matthew 73-74—147 So Yeon Ryu 73-74—147 Seon Hwa Lee 72-75—147 Hee-Won Han 71-76—147 Pat Hurst 71-76—147 Becky Brewerton 69-78—147 Jee Young Lee 77-71—148 Amy Yang 75-73—148 Eun-Hee Ji 75-73—148

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Julieta Granada Shinobu Moromizato Melissa Reid Teresa Lu Paige Mackenzie Meena Lee Mi Hyun Kim Allison Fouch Mika Miyazato Jane Park x-Jessica Korda Se Ri Pak Heather Bowie Young Jennifer Rosales Eunjung Yi Louise Friberg Giulia Sergas In-Kyung Kim Jeong Jang x-Jennifer Johnson Ilmi Chung Sherri Steinhauer Momoko Ueda Sarah Lee Failed to qualify Juli Inkster Meg Mallon Natalie Gulbis Leta Lindley Ai Miyazato Amy Hung Kyeong Bae Christina Kim Marisa Baena Marianne Skarpnord Sun Young Yoo Anna Grzebien Laura Diaz Lindsey Wright M.J. Hur Tania Elosegui Meaghan Francella Nicole Castrale Mikaela Parmlid Janice Moodie Silvia Cavalleri Beth Bader x-Candace Schepperle x-Cydney Clanton x-Kimberly Kim Wendy Ward Ji Young Oh Irene Cho Wendy Doolan Angela Park Birdie Kim Joo Mi Kim Soo-Yun Kang

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TRANSACTIONS

BASEBALL American League w BOSTON RED SOX— Optioned 2B Tug Hulett to Pawtucket (IL). w CLEVELAND INDIANS— Purchased the contract of RHP Jamey Wright from Columbus (IL). Reassigned RHP Saul Rivera, C-1B Chris Gimenez, INF Brian Buscher, INF Luis Rodriguez and INF Niuman Romero to their minor league camp. w TEXAS RANGERS— Agreed to terms with RHP Scott Feldman on a three-year contract. Traded RHP Luis Mendoza to Kansas City for cash considerations. National League w CINCINNATI REDS— Optioned RHP Jared Burton, LHP Aroldis Chapman, LHP Matt Maloney, LHP Travis Wood and INF/OF Drew Suttonto to Louisville (IL). Reassigned to RHP Justin Lehr, C Wilkin Castillo and INF/OF Chris Burke to Louisville. Released RHP Kip Wells. w LOS ANGELES DODGERS— Reassigned RHP Josh Towers to their minor league camp. w PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES— Placed RHP Brad Lidge and LHP J.C. Romero on the 15-day DL. w PITTSBURGH PIRATES— Traded RHP Virgil Vasquez to Tampa Bay for a player to be named. w SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS— Optioned LHP Alex Hinshaw, RHP Kevin Pucetas, RHP Henry Sosa, INF Ryan Rohlinger, INF Matt Downs and C Buster Posey to Fresno (PCL). Reassigned RHP Felix Romero, INF Brandon Crawford and C Steve Holm to their minor league camp. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association w NBA— Fined Boston F Kevin Garnett $25,000 for publicly criticizing game officials and for using inappropriate language during an interview after a March 31 game against Oklahoma City. w LOS ANGELES LAKERS— Signed G Kobe Bryant to a three-year contract extension. w NEW YORK KNICKS— Signed C Earl Barron to a 10-day contract. FOOTBALL National Football League w ARIZONA CARDINALS— Agreed to terms with PK Jay Feely on a two-year contract. w DALLAS COWBOYS— Released OT Flozell Adams and S Ken Hamlin. w OAKLAND RAIDERS— Re-signed OT Langston Walker. w PHILADELPHIA EAGLES— Traded CB Sheldon Brown and LB Chris Gocong to Cleveland for LB Alex Hall and 2010 fourth- and fifth-round draft picks. w SAN DIEGO CHARGERS— Signed RB-KR Darren Sproles to a one-year contract tender. w SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS— Signed LB Ahmad Brooks to a two-year contract. w WASHINGTON REDSKINS— Agreed to terms with RB Willie Parker on a one-year contract. HOCKEY National Hockey League w NHL— Suspended Atlanta F Colby Armstrong two games for using his elbow to deliver a blow to the head of Washington F Mathieu Perreault during an April 1 game. w ANAHEIM DUCKS— Signed C Peter Holland to a three-year contract. Recalled G Joey MacDonald from Toronto (AHL). Reassigned G J.P. Levasseur to Springfield (AHL) and D Brendan Mikkelson to Toronto (AHL). w CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS— Assigned LW Kyle Beach to Rockford (AHL). w COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS— Assigned C Trevor Frischmon to Syracuse (AHL). w LOS ANGELES KINGS— Assigned G Jonathan Bernier to Manchester (AHL). w NASHVILLE PREDATORS— Signed F Ryan Flynn to a two-year contract. w PHOENIX COYOTES— Signed D Mathieu Brodeur and assigned him to San Antonio (AHL). w WASHINGTON CAPITALS— Assigned C Mathieu Perreault to Hershey (AHL). American Hockey League w PROVIDENCE BRUINS— Signed G Nevin Hamilton and F Brian Roloff. w TORONTO MARLIES— Reassigned D Joey Ryan to Reading (ECHL). Recalled G Andrew Engelage, F Alex Berry and D Todd Perry from Reading. Signed F Philippe Paradis.

5

Tulane 59

12

Okla. St. 70

4

Chattanooga 63

13

Vanderbilt 83 (OT)

6

DePaul 76

11

Xavier 94

3

E. Tenn. St. 82

14

Gonzaga 82

7

North Carolina 76

10

Texas A&M 84

2

Portland St. 53

15

Nebraska 83

1

UNI 44

16

UCLA 74

8

N.C. St. 54

9

Michigan St. 72

5

Bowling Green 62

12

Kentucky 83

4

Liberty 77

13

Georgia Tech 53

6

UALR 63

11

Norman, Okla. Oklahoma 68

3

S. Dakota St. 57

14

Wisconsin 55

7

Vermont 64

10

Notre Dame, Ind.

Notre Dame 84

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9

Georgia 64

Louisville, Ky. Kentucky 70

Memphis, Tenn

8

Rutgers 63

Minneapolis UCLA 70

Dayton 64 Baylor 51

Iowa 70

Seattle

San Antonio

Tennessee 62

16

Cincinnati

Xavier 53

San Antonio

Florida St. 50

Durham, N.C. 2 Duke 72 15 Hampton 37

Xavier 74

Championship Game

Florida St. 66 (OT)

Duke 48 7 LSU 60 10 Hartford 39

Sacramento, Calif.

Stanford

Connecticut

1

UC Riverside 47

Tempe, Ariz.

Iowa St. 60

Dayton, Ohio

First Round Stanford 79 Stanford, Calif.

Iowa 67

Iowa St. 36

Berkeley, Calif. 13 Fresno St. 55

Stanford 73

Green Bay 55

Knoxville, Tenn. 8 Dayton 67 9 TCU 66

Stanford 96

Stanford 55

Connecticut 90

Tallahassee, Fla. 14 Louisiana Tech 61

Second Round

Regionals

Temple 36

Ames, Iowa 13 Lehigh 42

National Semifinals

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Connecticut 90

Norfolk, Va. 8 Temple 65

National Semifinals

Regionals

Notre Dame 86

2

Cleveland St. 58

15

ECHL w ECHL— Fined Ontario D Mike Egener and Ontario RW Sean O’Connor undisclosed amounts as a result of their actions following an April 1 game at Las Vegas. w ELMIRA JACKALS— Loaned LW Maxime Gratchev to Rochester (AHL). Signed D Alex Dzielski and F Rusty Masters. w IDAHO STEELHEADS— Signed F Zack Torquato. w READING ROYALS— Signed G Kain Tisi. Central Hockey League w CHL— Assumed control of the Arizona Sundogs’ franchise, citing a breach in the licensing agreement by the team’s ownership group. SOCCER Major League Soccer w COLORADO RAPIDS— Signed F Claudio Lopez. COLLEGE w BOISE STATE— Named Dave Wojcik men’s associate basketball coach and Jeff Linder assistant men’s basketball coach w GEORGIA TECH— Announced junior F Gani Lawal is entering the NBA draft. w KENT STATE— Agreed to terms with men’s basketball coach Geno Ford on a two-year contract extension through the 2014-15 season. w PURDUE— Signed men’s basketball coach Matt Painter through the 2016-17 season. w RICHMOND— Signed men’s basketball coach Chris Mooney to a contract extension through the 2016-17 season. w SAM HOUSTON STATE— Named Jason Hooten men’s basketball coach. w UCLA— Named Daronte’ Jones defensive graduate assistant football coach. w UNC GREENSBORO— Announced the resignation of men’s associate head basketball coach Rod Jensen so he can become men’s basketball coach at The College of Idaho.

AUTO RACING Camping World TruckNashville 200 After Friday qualifying race Friday At Nashville Superspeedway, Lebanon, Tenn. Lap length: 1.333 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 157.809 mph. 2. (17) Timothy Peters, Toyota, 156.522. 3. (88) Matt Crafton, Chevrolet, 156.389. 4. (5) Mike Skinner, Toyota, 155.815. 5. (33) Ron Hornaday Jr., Chevrolet, 155.709. 6. (14) Rick Crawford, Ford, 155.638. 7. (51) Aric Almirola, Toyota, 155.386. 8. (13) Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, 154.96. 9. (2) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 154.79. 10. (7) Justin Lofton, Toyota, 154.586. 11. (29) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 154.486. 12. (15) Steve Wallace, Toyota, 154.272. 13. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 154.208. 14. (30) Todd Bodine, Toyota, 153.901. 15. (81) David Starr, Toyota, 153.822. 16. (21) Chris Eggleston, Chevrolet, 153.601. 17. (60) Stacy Compton, Chevrolet, 152.877. 18. (07) Donny Lia, Chevrolet, 152.522. 19. (4) Ricky Carmichael, Chevrolet, 152.324. 20. (90) James Buescher, Toyota, 152.154. 21. (56) Tayler Malsam, Toyota, 152.13. 22. (84) Chris Fontaine, Chevrolet, 151.712. 23. (85) Brent Raymer, Ford, 151.678. 24. (12) Mario Gosselin, Chevrolet, 151.496. 25. (01) Dillon Oliver, Chevrolet, 151.429. 26. (93) Shane Sieg, Chevrolet, 151.277. 27. (10) Jennifer Jo Cobb, Ford, 151.081. 28. (92) Dennis Setzer, Chevrolet, 150.536. 29. (23) Jason White, Dodge, 149.598. 30. (39) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, 149.453. 31. (76) Brian Johnson Jr., Ford, 149.212. 32. (50) G.R. Smith, Dodge, 148.943. 33. (47) Brett Butler, Chevrolet, owner points. 34. (48) Tim Bainey Jr., Chevrolet, owner points. 35. (57) Norm Benning, Chevrolet, owner points. 36. (46) Willie Allen, Dodge, 148.427. Failed to Qualify 37. (89) Mike Harmon, Ford, 147.965. 38. (6) Brian Rose, Chevrolet, 147.202. 39. (95) Lance Fenton, Dodge, 146.784.

TENNIS Sony Ericsson Open At Key Biscayne, Fla. Friday’s men’s semifinals Andy Roddick (6), United States, def. Rafael Nadal (4), Spain, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3. Tomas Berdych (16), Czech Republic, def. Robin Soderling (5), Sweden, 6-2, 6-2. Friday’s men’s doubles semifinals Mahesh Bhupathi, India, and Max Mirnyi (4), Belarus, def. Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski (8), Poland, 7-6 (4), 6-4. Friday’s women’s doubles semifinals Nadia Petrova, Russia, and Sam Stosur (3), Australia, def. Chan Yung-jan, Taiwan, and Zheng Jie, China, 6-1, 7-5. Lisa Raymond, United States, and Rennae Stubbs (4), Australia, def. Gisela Dulko, Argentina, and Flavia Pennetta, Italy, 6-4, 6-4.

LATEST LINE

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Today’s NCAA semifinals at Indianapolis favorite line over/under underdog Butler 1 (126) Michigan State Duke 2½ (131) West Virginia — Copyright 2010 World Features Syndicate, Inc.

ON THIS DATE

1930 — The Montreal Canadiens win the NHL Stanley Cup with a two-game sweep of the Boston Bruins. 1933 — Ken Doraty’s overtime goal gives the Toronto Maple Leafs a 1-0 victory over the Boston Bruins in semifinals of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The goal comes at 1 hour, 44 minutes, 46 seconds of the overtime beyond the one-hour regulation game. 1977 — Jean Ratelle of the Boston Bruins scores his 1,000th point with an assist in a 7-4 triumph over the Toronto Maple Leafs. 1982 — Buffalo’s Gil Perrault scores his 1,000th point with an assist in a 5-4 victory over the Montreal Canadiens. 1988 — Louisiana Tech wins the NCAA women’s basketball championship with a 56-54 come-from-behind victory over Auburn. 1988 — Amy Alcott shoots a 1-under 71 to win the Dinah Shore by two shots over Colleen Walker. 1989 — Michigan beats Seton Hall 80-79 in overtime to win the NCAA basketball championship. Rumeal Robinson hits two free throws with 3 seconds left for the Wolverines. 1993 — For the first time in its 157-year history, the Grand National steeplechase is declared void because of a false start.


BASEBALL

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AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final 2009 stats TEAM BATTING AB Los Angeles 5622 New York 5660 Minnesota 5608 Boston 5543 Baltimore 5618 Toronto 5696 Cleveland 5568 Tampa Bay 5462 Oakland 5584 Texas 5526 Detroit 5540 Kansas City 5532 Seattle 5543 Chicago 5463

R 883 915 817 872 741 798 773 803 759 784 743 686 640 724

INDIVIDUAL BATTING AB Mauer Min 523 ISuzuki Sea 639 Jeter NYY 634 MiCabrera Det 611 MYoung Tex 541 Cano NYY 637 Bartlett TB 500 EAybar LAA 504 Span Min 578 Ordonez Det 465 ACabrera Cle 523 KMorales LAA 566 Crawford TB 606 Lind Tor 587 Youkilis Bos 491 Podsednik CWS 537 VMartinez Bos 588 Ellsbury Bos 624 BButler KC 608 Choo Cle 583 Callaspo KC 576 Kubel Min 514 Pierzynski CWS 504 TorHunter LAA 451 Figgins LAA 615 Zobrist TB 501 Pedroia Bos 626 Markakis Bal 642 BAbreu LAA 563 RSweeney Oak 484 Teixeira NYY 609 AKennedy Oak 529 JRivera LAA 529 AHill Tor 682 ARodriguez NYY 444 Polanco Det 618 BRoberts Bal 632 FGutierrez Sea 565 MByrd Tex 547 OCabrera Min 656 Scutaro Tor 574 Damon NYY 550 Longoria TB 584 DeJesus KC 558 JDrew Bos 452 Konerko CWS 546 AlRamirez CWS 542 AdJones Bal 473 Cuddyer Min 588 KSuzuki Oak 570 Morneau Min 508 MeCabrera NYY 485 HMatsui NYY 456 JoLopez Sea 613 Teahen KC 524 Bay Bos 531 Andrus Tex 480 VWells Tor 630 NCruz Tex 462 Scott Bal 449 JhPeralta Cle 582 Kinsler Tex 566 Branyan Sea 431 Dye CWS 503 Granderson Det 631 Swisher NYY 498 Sizemore Cle 436 Rios CWS 582 YBetancourt KC 470 BUpton TB 560 AHuff Det 536 Cust Oak 513 DOrtiz Bos 541 Inge Det 562 CPena TB 471 TEAM PITCHING Seattle Chicago New York Oakland Detroit Tampa Bay Boston

ERA 3.87 4.14 4.26 4.26 4.29 4.33 4.35

H 1604 1604 1538 1495 1508 1516 1468 1434 1464 1436 1443 1432 1430 1410

R 94 88 107 96 76 103 90 70 97 54 81 86 96 93 99 75 88 94 78 87 79 73 57 74 114 91 115 94 96 68 103 65 72 103 78 82 110 85 66 83 100 107 100 74 84 75 71 83 93 74 85 66 62 69 69 103 72 84 75 61 57 101 64 78 91 84 73 63 40 79 59 88 77 71 91

H 1359 1438 1386 1486 1449 1421 1494

HR 173 244 172 212 160 209 161 199 135 224 183 144 160 184

RBI 841 881 770 822 708 766 730 765 723 748 718 657 613 695

Avg .285 .283 .274 .270 .268 .266 .264 .263 .262 .260 .260 .259 .258 .258

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H 1265 1268 1399 1407 1329 1479 1420 1427 1425 1422 1470 1452 1521 1491 1498 1533

IP 193 225 215 233 171 219 218 166 206 165 177 167 229 214 209 218 214 200 186 169 220 206 198 177 204 196 192 216 195 213 203 181 170 162 163 194 177 185 171 195 195 162 184 185 195 162 184

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ER 558 571 581 586 616 673 677 675 690 704 711 705 722 723 770 791

BB 584 584 530 460 586 489 577 528 601 603 525 616 546 563 607 629

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SO 144 261 152 212 185 238 171 119 193 104 151 146 223 160 191 198 105 172 204 152 127 89 142 109 109 179 154 115 163 106 146 138 174 142 177 168 133 193 132 119 111 94 107 195 100 80 102

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’69 Cy Young winner Cuellar dies of cancer MIKE KLINGAMAN MCT News Service

BALTIMORE — The photo tells all. Arms raised in triumph, body flushed with joy, Orioles pitcher Mike Cuellar leaps off the mound at Memorial Stadium, having stuffed the Cincinnati Reds, 9-3, in the deciding game of the 1970 World Series. “I can still see the look on Mike’s face,” third baseman Brooks Robinson recalled Friday. “His mouth Cuellar was wide open, and he had a big, big smile.” Miguel Angel Cuellar died Friday of stomach cancer at Orlando Regional Medical Center in Florida. He was 72. Of his 185 big league victories, none meant more than that World Series win to Cuellar, the Cuban-born left-hander who revived his flagging career in Baltimore — as well as the Orioles’ fortunes. He was a 32-year-old junkball pitcher thought to be past his prime when obtained in a trade from the Houston Astros for

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least 140 games in each of his last 14 seasons, won a championship with the Yankees last year and helped the Boston Red Sox win the World Series six years ago. The two-time All-Star matched a career high with 24 homers last season and had 82 RBI — his highest total since 2004 — and hit at least .270 for the eighth year in a row. But the Yankees weren’t very interested in re-signing him after his $52 million, four-year contract expired and not many other teams were in line to add him. Atlanta appeared to be interested as did the Chicago White Sox, but neither club was willing to pay him as much as De-

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Tracking it down: Spartan center fielder Brandon Eckerle goes beyond the warning track to make this catch against Iowa on Friday at McLane Stadium. victory. Hippen (2-2) was efficient on Friday, pitching a complete game while striking out two and walking one. “Their pitcher did a good

job mixing up speeds, keeping the ball down,” MSU center fielder Brandon Eckerle said. “I don’t know how many groundball outs we had but it seemed like every-

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us,” he said. “We made a bad decision on a bunt. We didn’t execute our fundamentals a couple times and we allowed some extra bases.” Michigan State got down early when Achter gave up a two-run double to Iowa’s Ryan Durant in the top of the first. The Spartans were able to claw back and tie the game at 3-3 in the bottom of the seventh on third baseman Torsten Boss’s single that scored designated hitter Chris Roberts. Iowa took the lead right back in the top of the eighth when Durant’s RBI double scored Mike McQuillan. The Hawkeyes then added an insurance run on a well-executed squeeze bunt by right fielder Andrew Host that scored Durant. Iowa’s starting pitcher, Jarred Hippen was able to quiet the Spartans’ bats the rest of the way to seal the

outfielder Curt Blefary in 1968. Instead, Cuellar blossomed into a workhorse who helped anchor a storied rotation that carried the Orioles to one World Series title, three American League pennants and five playoff appearances. Four times he won 20 or more games. Seven times, he pitched at least 248 innings. His first year in Baltimore, Cuellar went 23-11, pitched five shutouts and became the first Oriole (and Latin American) to win the American League Cy Young Award, sharing it with Denny McLain of the Detroit Tigers. “When Mike came, he solidified the whole pitching staff,” center fielder Paul Blair said. “We had complete confidence in him, Dave McNally and Jim Palmer when they walked out on the mound. “We knew that if we scored two or three runs — four at the most — we’d win the game. That’s a great feeling for a team.” In Cuellar’s first three seasons in Baltimore, the club won 318 games, reaching the Series each year. In 1969, the Orioles lost to the New York Mets in five games, with Cuellar recording the only victory.

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EAST LANSING — Michigan State University profits from the men’s basketball team’s appearance in the Final Four in more ways than one. MSU capitalizes on the team’s success in the form of licensed merchandise royalties and, to a lesser extent, donations. The university expects to rake in an extra $75,000 to $100,000 in royalties off licensed merchandise such as hats and T-shirts, said Terry Livermore, manager of the University Licensing Programs. MSU typically makes $1.5 million to $1.6 million a year off royalties, he said. “All we know is that business is generally better when we succeed in these tournaments,” Livermore said. This is MSU’s sixth appearance in the Final Four since 1999. It’s always a busy time at the licensing office when the team goes this far in the men’s NCAA Tournament. “It’s just a lot of coordination with the NCAA on improving artwork and special championshiptype contracts,” Livermore said. He said the school seized nonlicensed merchandise that vendors were selling on the streets in St. Louis, where MSU beat Tennessee on Sunday to advance to the Final Four. Nationally, an average of 1,000 pieces of counterfeit merchandise are seized outside the Final Four host venue each year, according to Atlanta-based The Collegiate Licensing Co., the NCAA’s licensing agent. It’s likely to be no different this year. “It is estimated throughout the entire March Madness, about $10 million in retail sales of any team merchandise (will be) sold throughout the tournament,” said Tricia Hornsby, company spokeswoman. The Tournament is likely to have a greater impact on licensing revenues for smaller, lesserknown schools such as Butler University, said Joe Cobbs, assistant professor of marketing and sports business at Northern Kentucky University. MSU plays Butler at 6:07 to-

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night in the national semifinal game in Butler’s hometown of Indianapolis. But the Tournament run has a more subtle impact in terms of donations to MSU, said Bob Groves, vice president of University Advancement. “We see a slight uptick during

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ent” during a Final Four berth. “Statistically, there’s so many other variables in the equation, including the economy or so forth, that we have never been able to see a dramatic spike due to a Final Four or bowl game or something of that nature,” he said. It boosts participation more than dollars, he said. More people will decide to make contributions, even if it’s just $25, Groves said. The university raised $139 million in donations from alumni, corporations and other sources in 2009.

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Matt Butler is considering changing his name — at least for today. The Flint native and former Michigan State student is now a co-owner of the Tin Lizzie, a Spartan bar in Chicago. “We are allowing customers to throw things at him because of his name,” coowner Marvin Husby said. They opened their Spartan-themed bar in the Lincoln Park neighborhood in 1998, and the glut of MSU graduates who flock to Chicago pack it on game days. “A lot of our friends were from Michigan or went to Michigan State, and it just sort of snowballed from there,” Husby said. The Spartans’ Final Four appearances in 1999 and 2000 helped cement the Tin Lizzie’s status as a goto for Chicago’s MSU fans. By now, the regulars know the drill. People start showing up around noon to grab lunch and a table. Today, they’ll watch the

Red Wings in the afternoon, with a highlight reel from MSU’s season playing during the commercial breaks. During the hockey game, one of the owners gets into goalie gear and lets customers take shots at them with a rubber ball. If they score, they get a free beer. Husby, 39, graduated from MSU in 1993. His customers know he’s an avid fan and that the game takes priority. “We really do get an opportunity — even though we’re working — to really focus on the game,” Husby said. “If they have an issue, they usually wait until after the game to let us know.” The regulars have superstitions and rituals to help the Spartans rally. “If we’re in the front of the bar and they start falling behind, then we have to move to the back of the bar,” Husby said. “We walk over to the regulars table and we’ll say, ‘You guys gotta switch.’ We mix it up to make sure that we get the win.” Husby said the frequent trips to the Final Four have been a blessing for him and his business. “Our business plan certainly did not include six trips to the Final Four in 12 years,” Husby said. “We owe Tom Izzo a lot of money.”

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It’s like four St. Patrick’s Days in a row. That’s how the general manager of the Claddagh Irish Pub in downtown Indianapolis described the atmosphere when the Final Four is in town. “We’re always excited when the town lights up and is full of people,” Mike Kaufmann said. “It’s an absolutely wild and crazy weekend.” The pub is about a 1½ miles away from Lucas Oil Stadium, where the basket-

ball games are played. The town hosts free outdoor events all weekend long for the pilgrimage of sports fans. The band Candlebox was to perform a concert on Friday evening across the street from Kaufmann’s pub. The Indianapolis pub has the same owner as the Claddagh at Eastwood Towne Center in Lansing Township, so the general managers get together for meetings a few times each year. Brian Pell is the general manager of the Claddagh in Eastwood. Pell tried to convince Kaufmann to turn the Claddagh in Indianapolis into a Michigan State-sanctioned bar for the tournament. (The Champps on 49 W. Maryland Street is the official Spartan bar for the weekend in Indianapolis.)

The green Claddagh: The Irish pub in Eastwood Towne Center will have a partisan Spartan crowd on game day. No way, Kaufmann said. “We basically try to stay neutral,” Kaufmann said. But this weekend, he’s pulling for Butler, the hometown favorite in Indianapolis. Pell said he hopes the Spartans beat Butler today so he can have the bragging rights at the next mangers’ meeting. Pell’s father and brother are MSU alums, and he’s

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But even as Greg Shaheen, NCAA senior vice president for basketball and business strategies, walked through the changes, he added the status quo remains a possibility. “This could be a lot of discussion about nothing,” Shaheen said. Still, speculation persists that change is coming, possibly as early as next season. Big Ten commissioner Jim Delaney used the words “probable” to characterize the chance of expansion in a story published earlier this week by USA Today. The NCAA is in the eighth year of an 11-year, $6 billion contract with CBS. It can opt out of the final three years and look for a new deal. Adding what amounts to an additional layer of games could prove lucrative to the NCAA — or at least in a different economy would allow the NCAA to maintain a revenue stream similar to

BLAIR KERKHOFF MCT News Service

INDIANAPOLIS — A 96-team NCAA Tournament would actually be played in a shorter time frame than the current 65-team event. There would be games in the early part of the week, the NCAA would try to allay concerns about devaluing regular-season and conference tournament play, and the women’s tournament would not be tied to the men when it comes to expansion. Those details and others of the plan to expand the field were unveiled by NCAA officials Thursday, two days before Final Four play begins.

“It is important for us to create whatever model we have to create to maximize the revenue.” Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith

on the proposal to increase the men’s NCAA Tournament field

what is currently has. “It’s important for us to create whatever model we have to create to maximize the revenue,” Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith said. “I’m not shying away from that. I don’t apologize for that.” Shaheen said he has studied models that include the current 65 teams and brackets of 68, 80 and 96. The 96-team model has received the most attention because it would represent the most radical change in the tournament that started in 1939. A supersized bracket could

work like this: The top eight seeds in each region receive byes. The next 64 teams, seeds nine through 24, open play on Thursday and Friday, and winners meet the top eight seeds on Saturday and Sunday. The Saturday winners would play on Tuesday, and the Sunday winners on Wednesday. The tournament then returns to its normal regional semifinal and final schedule. Tuesday’s winners would play Thursday, Wednesday winners on Friday. Where those Tuesday and Wednesday games would be

played — at the first- and second-round sites or the regional semifinal and final sites — continues to be studied. The Final Four dates wouldn’t move. Next year’s final weekend is set for April 2 and 4 in Houston. Watering down the field is a chief concern expressed by fans, but Shaheen isn’t buying it. “We’re talking about all teams that would be easily in the top third of Division I,” Shaheen said. Conference and school officials have voiced other worries, suggesting more NCAA Tournament games would devalue the regular season or conference tournaments. Another ramification of a 96-team field is the possible elimination of the NIT. Athletic directors from power conferences whose schools create the most value of the tournament aren’t interested in taking less mon-

Ticket madness

How tickets were distributed, according to the NCAA: w General public (through lottery): 30 percent (21,390). w General public (through ticket hospitality program): 5 percent (3,565). w Final Four teams: 25 percent (17,825 or around 4,500 a school). w Host city: 10 percent (7,130). w Division I schools and the basketball coaches’ association: 15 percent (10,695). w Broadcaster CBS, corporate and marketing partners: 5 percent (3,565). w Various NCAA committees and other internal requests: 10 percent (7,130). — USA Today ey in an expanded field if the slices of the pie are thinner. “How the revenue will be distributed is something we have to talk about,” Smith said.

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“When you’re accountable, you’re going to do your job, you’re not going to leave your teammate out to dry.” Butler center Matt Howard

on the Bulldogs’ 19-word belief structure that requires unselfishness and commitment to the team

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INDIANAPOLIS — Don’t mention the “I” word to Butler’s Shelvin Mack. He understands what the program is all about, how prepared it is, how tough-minded it has played, how driven it has become. Still, inquiring minds want to know, will the Bulldogs, new to Final Four hype and drama, be intimidated by the likes of perennial NCAA Mack heavyweights Michigan State and Duke in this weekend’s college basketball epic? “We’re not very intimidated,” sophomore Mack says. “We had a nice nonconference schedule that prepared us for this, playing different teams and different styles. We beat (top-seed) Syracuse and (second-seed) Kansas State.” That nonconference schedule included games against Northwestern, Minnesota, UCLA, Clemson, Georgetown, Ohio State and Xavier. Butler played in New York, Chicago, Anaheim, Calif., Alabama. Consider the Bulldogs began the season ranked No. 11 and ended it No. 11. They have won 24 straight games. Intimidation is left for other teams, beaten teams, teams that don’t defend as if their next five meals depend on it. MSU coach Tom Izzo understands. His Spartans (28-8) face the Bulldogs (32-4) today in a semifinal at Lucas Oil Stadium. “If there’s one thing that has impressed me, it’s that they are really good defensively,” Izzo says. “You get what seems like an opening and, all of a sudden, boom, they close it up so quick.” Butler allows an average of 59.8 points. Twenty times it has held teams to 60 or less points, including its last six games and 11 of its last 12. “We defend as a unit,” guard Ronald Nored says. “It’s not an individual, oneon-one thing. Yes, you have individual responsibilities, and you need to do those with every possession. And if for some reason that doesn’t happen, your teammates cover for you.” It sounds easy. It is not. Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim says Nored and Mack are the two best defensive guards he’s seen in a decade. Nored has a teamleading 54 steals. Mack is next with 45. Even Willie Veasley, who at 6-3 is listed at forward, has 36 steals. “I don’t know if it’s we’re a better defensive team,” Mack says, “as much as we just want it more. We’re a year older. This is our second year together. We know each other. We’ve got a feel for each other when we’re on defense. It’s not one guy out there on an island. It’s five guys covering for each other.” Still, every coach in America emphasizes defense. Why does Butler play it so much better? “Defense is one of the things our coaches stress from Day 1,” forward Matt Howard says. “From our first practice, our first workout, that’s incorporated in there. It’s part of our philosophy, mindset, every practice, every game, to make sure we’re rotating. “I think our guys buy in. We’ve got the athletes who are able to guard, who help each other out and make it work.”

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Off to the races: Butler’s Gordon Hayward (front) and teammate Andrew Smith run upcourt during a practice session Friday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis for the Final Four. Butler faces Michigan State tonight in a semifinal game, the Indianapolis-based school’s first trip to the Final Four.

Butler’s way: Keep sacrificing Us-against-world credo emphasizes unselfish attitude MICHAEL MAROT Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — When Butler center Matt Howard needed an assist, it was little-used freshman Emerson Kampen who made the shoestring save. Howard broke a shoelace before Friday’s practice — the one in front of 30,000 people at Lucas Oil Stadium — and Kampen quickly untied his left shoe, handed over the shoestring and spent the next 50 minutes shooting baskets with, essentially, one good foot. It was Kampen’s biggest contribution to the Bulldogs’ Final Four run. “We’re all about each other, I think that’s what all 15 of us do,” said Kampen, who has played in only eight games this season. “We’ll do whatever it takes to make each other better, that’s what has gotten us here.” Many teams have an us-against-the-world credo, some kind of touchstone used when players describe how they compete — a fillin-the-team phrase that is almost universal. Butler’s players and coaches are no different, insisting they’ve made it to their hometown Final Four because they’ve stayed true to their principles and played basketball the Butler way. The 19-word sentence — “The Butler Way demands commitment, denies selfishness, accepts reality, yet seeks improvement everyday while putting the team above self” — is open to individual interpretation. But the words truly mean something on the 4,200-student campus of a school founded by abolitionists in 1855, when the slavery question was pushing the nation toward civil war. Take 2003, when Butler reached the NCAA tournament regional semifinals. Three senior players — two of them starters — spent the morning after their upset of Louisville selling tickets to their own Sweet 16 game in the Hinkle Fieldhouse lobby. One of those players, Darnell Archey, is now an assistant

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All-out effort: Butler’s Matt Howard dives to keep the ball in play in front of Kansas State’s Jacob Pullen during the second half of the Bulldogs’ win last Saturday. “We want to show what The Butler Way means with our actions,” coach Brad Stevens said. coach on Brad Stevens’ staff. That memorable scene may never occurred without the assistance of another backup, Rob Walls. During the closing minutes of the Louisville game the day before, forward Joel Cornette ran over a water cooler while chasing down a loose ball. Walls, the only other player who wore size 15 shoes, quickly took off his sneakers, handed them to Cornette and watched the rest of the game in his socks as Cornette played on. “I think it’s a lot easier to give up your shoelace than it is to give up your shoes,” Stevens said with a smile after being reminded of that 2003 scene. “But that is something we never talk about unless it’s asked. We want to show what The Butler Way means with our actions.” A month ago, Howard dived into the Hinkle Fieldhouse crowd to save a loose ball late in what turned out to be a 25-point victory in the Horizon League tourney championship game. Last February, these same players helped assistant coach Kevin Kuwik cope with the death of his girlfriend, who was killed in a plane crash. On Friday, they were cel-

ebrating with the hometown fans who helped carry them from the West Regional back home to Indiana, walking off the court to a standing ovation. But what is most unique is that Butler hasn’t changed its ways. It plays defense first, relies on precision passing and celebrates team accomplishments with more fervor than individual awards. Players still go to class, even if it means taking a shuttle bus back to campus during Final Four weekend. They never reflect on past victories, only looking ahead to keep the momentum going for the next group of Butler players and coaches. “What I take from it is it’s about having this accountability for yourself and your teammates, and when you’re accountable, you’re going to do your job, you’re not going to leave your teammate out to dry,” Howard said, explaining his vision of the Butler Way. “You’re not going to do something stupid that’s going to hurt your family, your coaches, your team and the university. It’s about doing your job, doing the right thing every day, every moment.” In today’s college basket-

ball world, rife with oneand-done players who always have one eye on the NBA, team ball can be a tough sell. At Butler, it’s the rule. With most of their roster coming from Indiana schools or bordering states, recruits are well-versed in the school’s expectations before they arrive on campus. If they’re not interested in playing that way, well, there’s no assurance Butler wants them anyway. “I’m sure that’s happened in the past 10 years for whatever reason, but I’ve never seen it,” Archey said. “Some player might not be a good fit, but it goes both ways. The kid might not be interested in playing that way, either.” Stevens insists this season’s mind-blowing success won’t change anything. Yes, the Bulldogs need two more wins to bring home a national title and the big stage has certainly given Butler an opportunity to make its sell to dozens of high school players. Yet the 33-year-old coach said of recruiting: “If somebody didn’t understand that we’ve had success and how we’ve made it here, then we probably don’t them anyway. It’s not for everybody.”

Coaches bolster team confidence

INDIANAPOLIS — Here’s a news flash entering tonight’s Final Four showdown between Butler and Michigan State — Butler coach Brad Stevens does sometimes lose his cool. Stevens How do we know? Because guard Ronald Nored spilled the secret when asked what was the quickest way to get his always calm coach angry. “Me,” Nored said. “I’m a pretty quick way to get him fired up. If I get back cut in practice or if I don’t trail a screen hard enough, he’s going to let me know and the rest of the team know. He’ll tell me if I do some- thing wrong. He’ll get on me.” Nored jokingly suggested that teammate Matt Howard avoids their coach’s anger. “Our confidence starts with our coaches,” Howard said. “When they work as hard as they do to draw up a game plan, to scout, to do all those things, why wouldn’t we be confident?” — MCT News Service


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WEST VIRGINIA Huggins’ good side starts to come out

“Once you become a part of it, you start to understand the passion the people of West Virginia have for Mountaineer athletics.” Bob Huggins

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Since he’s been at W.Va., no bad’s been seen JOHN MARSHALL Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — Michigan State coach Tom Izzo is friendly, yet fiercely competitive. Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski is efficient and professional. Butler’s Brad Stevens is young and enthusiastic. So what about West Virginia’s Bob Huggins? To some, he’s bombastic, others a lovable Huggy Bear. He’s been called a great recruiter and a cheater. He can seem bored answering questions one minute, affable and joking the next. He produces NBA players, though few graduates. He’s magna-cumlaude smart, but occasionally has lapses in judgment. Of all the coaches at the Final Four, Huggins is the enigma. A winner everywhere he’s been, but tough to figure out for those who don’t know him. “People don’t see the charismatic, joking, laughing side. I wouldn’t call it a smile; it’s Huggins more of a grin for him,” West Virginia forward Kevin Jones said. “They don’t see that outside the cameras. They just see him yelling at us all the time.” Huggins’ journey has the earmarks of a redemption story: Coach builds winning program, survives heart attack, gets fired, returns to his alma mater and leads it to the Final Four for the first time in 51 years. Loved or hated, Huggins is going to be consistently inconsistent, the nonconformist in a black windbreaker who does things his way — whether people like it or not. “The people who know me know what I’m about,” Huggins said. Huggins’ trip started where it has ended, in Morgantown, W.Va. He was born in the town along the Monongahela River, was a two-time Academic All-American as a player at West Virginia and got his start in coaching with the Mountaineers, as a graduate assistant in 1977. But Cincinnati was where Huggins made his name — good and bad. He led the Bearcats to the 1992 Final Four in his third season, 13 straight NCAA appearances after that. But Huggins also created some of his own bad luck, trouble stacking up along with the wins. Huggins’ teams had a 0.0 graduation rate several seasons, and his players were viewed as thugs who were constantly in trouble with the law. Huggins survived a heart attack in 2002 — he was back on the court less than two weeks later — but couldn’t shake the effects of an embarrassing DUI arrest that was caught on video and helped start a contentious feud with university president Nancy Zimpher that led to his firing in 2005. Nowhere left to turn, he spent a year out of coaching before returning at Kansas State. Huggins led the Wildcats to the 2007 NIT, but erased all the goodwill by bolting for his alma mater after a season. Since then, it’s been all good Hugs.

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Passing drills: West Virginia’s Da’Sean Butler (left) works on his passing with teammate Dan Jennings during a practice session Friday in Indianapolis. Butler leads the team in scoring (17.4 points), minutes (36.0) and assists (117). He’s also tied for the team lead with 36 steals.

State has love affair with team Mountaineer sports an escape from tough lives JOHN MARSHALL Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — Hundreds of feet below the surface, in the skin-shriveling chill and squinting-dim light of West Virginia’s coal mines, the voice of Jay Jacobs echoes in the tunnels. The radio analyst of the Mountaineers and a Morgantown native, Jacobs is the link to the basketball team that has formed a just-likeus bond with the blue-collar people of its home state. “It’s unbelievable,” Jacobs said Friday, a day before West Virginia’s first Final Four game since the 1959 team he was on made it this far. Jacobs “They’re on the wagon. They’re really on it now, and it’s a big thing.” This thing has roots that run deeper than the mines dotting West Virginia’s rugged landscape. The people of West Virginia always have been fervent sports fans, living through the university’s football and basketball programs and Pittsburgh Pirates baseball as a means to escape what sometimes can be a tough life. It’s the kind of place where people could, before the advent of television, walk down the street and not miss a pitch of a Pirates game because everyone was sitting on the porch, listening to their radios. Where kids would sit on their grandfathers’ laps to listen to West Virginia football. Where miners listen to Mountaineers basketball deep underground. “It’s hard to explain if you’ve never spent time in West Virginia,” Mountaineers coach Bob Huggins said. “It’s not like any place I’ve ever been. Once you go to school here, once you become a part of it, you start to understand the passion the people of West Virginia have for Mountaineer athletics.” A piece of this passion comes from West Virginia’s lack of a professional sports team. It’s fine to latch onto teams from Pennsylvania

Floor slap no big thing, Duke says

Joe Mazzulla insists it was nothing more than a simple slap of the floor. For Duke’s players, it could have been a slap in the face. Two years ago in West Virginia’s second-round tournament victory over the Blue Devils, the Mountaineers’ point guard was seen giving the court a palms-down slap. The gesture could have been considered a jab at one of Duke’s signature moves on defense, which always fired up the crowd at Cameron Indoor Stadium when it was performed by point guards from Steve Wojciechowski to Greg Paulus. Mazzulla says he didn’t mean anything by it. “You don’t think you get a chance to play Duke that many times in your career, and they’re such a great team with such a great history,” he said. “You get caught up in the emotions. It was a spur of the moment-type thing.” The Duke players downplayed the floor-slap, saying there’s no use getting worked up about something that happened two years ago. “We’re really not using that as a payback-type thing,” guard Jon Scheyer said. “But for us, of course we want to beat a team that knocked us out. Who wouldn’t?” The big question: Does FRED BECKHAM/Associated Press Mazzulla plan on slapping the floor Jump shot: West Virginia forward Kevin Jones (5) gives all the credit to coach Bob Huggins: during the rematch tonight? “Everything we’ve done, the support we’ve gotten, comes from what he has done.” “Depends on how the game goes,” he said with a laugh. and Ohio, but there’s a difference when it’s your team, Huggins has deflected from your state. There’s credit, too, approaching sucownership. cess matter of factly, as if There’s a woe-is-us menhe expected to be here but tality in West Virginia, too: is still thankful it happened. In more than 100 years of Purely West Virginian. athletics, the Mountaineers He’s simply “Hugs.” One have never won a national of us. Always. title in a major sport, unless “It all starts with coach you count the numerous riHuggins,” Mountaineers forfle championships. ward Kevin Jones said. “EvAt the core, though, is loyerything we’ve done, the alty. support we’ve gotten, comes The basic credo of West from what he has done.” Virginians is that once you’re What Huggins has done is KEVIN RIVOLI/Associated Press create a winner in his image, with us, you’re always with us. Scorn the state or its peo- Controversy? West Virginia’s Joe Mazzulla (21) caused a stir against which puts it in the same ple, you’re never going to be Duke two years ago when he slapped the floor during a victory. likeness as his home state. forgiven. Playing gritty defense to Just ask Rich Rodriguez. ized in his home state, Rodri- wrapped its arms around make up for shaky shooting, The West Virginia native guez became West Virginia’s him like proud parents. scrapping for loose balls and spent six years as head foot- Brutus. Huggins has reciprocated doing all the little things that ball coach at his alma mater “There’s just a loyalty here,” the adulation, making time add up to a lot, the Mounafter replacing Mountaineers said Jacobs, a lifelong West for everyone, never turning taineers are in the Final Four legend Don Nehlen, claiming Virginian. “This is a state that down interviews, talking the first time since Jacobs, Jerit was his dream job. just rallies around its own.” with people who walk up to ry West and Mary Lou RetThe dream ended abruptly That’s how Huggins got him at nine-hole golf cours- ton’s father, Ronnie, captured in 2007, when Rodriguez re- this homespun run started. es in small towns. He told a state’s imagination with the signed to become head coach A West Virginia native West Virginians to expect last national-title run in 1959. at Michigan, just four months and alum, the former cast- banners to be raised, that “There’s just a toughness after signing a contract ex- off in Cincinnati made a tri- mining takes a back seat to there, a willingness to do the tension at West Virginia. A umphant return to West Vir- the people when it comes to dirty things needed to win,” chance to become immortal- ginia, where an entire state the best thing in the state. Jacobs said.


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Duke meets team that eliminated it 2 years ago Blue Devils were worn down physically last game, are much bigger, can rebound this time JACK CAREY USA Today

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Skying high: Duke’s Brian Zoubek (top) shoots over teammate Mason Plumlee on Friday at the team’s practice in Indianapolis. Zoubek leads the Blue Devils with 7.6 rebounds per game. Plumlee, one of his backups, averages 5.4 points and 5.1 rebounds.

Blue Devils will rely on toughness Defense, big shots will be key tonight for Duke to win FROM WIRE REPORTS

INDIANAPOLIS — This isn’t the most talented Duke team coach Mike Krzyzewski has had by a long shot, but it might be the toughest — which is the quality it will need the most against second-seeded West Virginia in the second semifinal matchup tonight. Like the Mountaineers (31-6), the Blue Devils (33-5) don’t shoot very well, but both teams play tough defense and are tremendous at getting offensive rebounds to extend possessions and give themselves a chance to win. They also have veteran players who have a knack for making big shots at crucial times. In Duke’s case, that most often means relying on the backcourt combination of Nolan Smith (17.4 points per game) and point guard Jon Scheyer (18.2). They were in the opposite roles last season, but Coach K switched them this season. “Nolan’s kind of like the unsung hero of our team,” Krzyzewski said. “Two-thirds into last year, he was having a really good year as a point guard. I think it wore him out mentally. It wasn’t the role he should be in.” The change has freed up Smith to become more of a scorer. As Krzyzewski said, he’s the one Duke player who

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Go-to guy: Duke’s Nolan Smith (2) scored a career-high 29 points in the South Regional final victory over Baylor. can create his own shot. When the plane carrying Duke’s team to the Final Four made its final approach a few days ago, Smith looked down and spotted mammoth Lucas Oil Stadium, and it all hit him. He was at the Final Four in the same city where his father, Derek Smith, helped lead Louisville to the 1980 NCAA title about 10 blocks away at Market Square Arena, which no longer exists. “That’sveryexciting,”hesaid Thursday. “I know he’s looking down. This one’s for me.”

Derek Smith died of a heart attack at the age of 34 while taking his family on a cruise in 1996 when Nolan was only 9 years old. If Smith could see his son today, he’d see the player who has become Duke’s goto guy, especially after the 6-2 junior scored a career-high 29 points in the South Regional final victory over Baylor. Smith was named MVP of the regional. Scheyer isn’t your classic point guard, but Smith said his backcourt mate does a superb job of controlling tempo and

slowing the game down for himself and Kyle Singler (17.6 points per game). “He can handle the ball and run our team offensively instead of trying to be the description of what a point guard is,” Krzyzewski said of Scheyer. “He just needs to be himself out there. He’s a winner.” It might never have happened had Smith transferred, as he considered doing two years ago when assistant coach Johnny Dawkins, a close friend of Smith’s father, left for another job. “When things get tough, don’t run from them,” Smith said of that fateful decision. “That’s something my father taught me in the short time he was with me.” ANOTHER CURRY: There’s another Curry in the NCAA Tournament. Seth Curry, the younger brother of former Davidson tournament darling Stephen Curry, is on Duke’s roster but is sitting out this season after transferring from Liberty. Once he’s eligible in the fall, he’ll be among the leading candidates to replace graduating Scheyer. So far, his influence has been limited to mirroring opposing teams’ shooters and testing his team’s defense during practice. “It’s good having a role model to watch,” Seth Curry said of his big brother. “Going through the college experience and all the problems he’s gone through, I am learning from that. He’s giving me advice on everything I’m doing right. I just look up to him.”

INDIANAPOLIS — The disappointment of not living up to the pedigree of previous Duke teams is something Blue Devils seniors have lived with through early exits in the past three NCAA Tournaments. As the Blue Devils return to the Final Four for the first time since 2004, they run into one of the teams that knocked them out short of the national semifinals during that dry spell — a game today’s seniors recall, even if they downplay the significance. West Virginia’s 73-67 win in the second round two years ago in Washington, D.C., personified the reasons why Duke’s teams failed to advance very far in recent Tournaments before this year. The Blue Devils were worn down Zoubek by a more physical team and beaten badly on the backboards. The rebounding total that day was 47-27. To be sure, the teams that will meet today are not identical to the ones that faced off two years ago. West Virginia at the time was led by Joe Alexander, who had 22 points and 11 rebounds, and Alex Ruoff, who scored 17. Duke that year had Gerald Henderson, DeMarcus Nelson and Greg Paulus, all of whom have moved on. After that game, WVU players said they thought the second-seeded Blue Devils weren’t all they were hyped up to be and would have had trouble that season succeeding in the Big East. One notable Mountaineer from that day was point guard Joe Mazzulla, who had 13 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists and famously slapped the court during the game, as Duke players of the past often did, to show defensive intensity. Mazzulla is back among the key Mountaineers after missing most of last season with a shoulder injury. He was the most outstanding player of the East Regional after scoring 17 points last Saturday against Kentucky. Blue Devils senior guard Jon Scheyer on Friday downplayed the revenge factor, but also commented: “Of course, we want to beat a team that knocked us out two years ago. Who wouldn’t? That’s our approach.” To do that, Duke (33-5) will have to do a better job on the backboards than the Devils did two years ago, but that’s been a trademark during their postseason run and throughout the year. Duke is outrebounding opponents by 6.5 a game on the season and has outboarded its four tournament foes by 45. “It’s a complete opposite,” said Duke senior center Brian Zoubek, averaging a team-best 7.6 boards a game. “Rebounding was the reason why we lost games that year. And rebounding is the reason why we win games this year. “It’s kept us in a lot of games. That, combined with our defense, is going to give us an opportunity to be in the game at the end.” One player who likely will not be in the game for WVU (31-6) is Darryl Bryant, normally the starting point guard. Bryant, who broke his foot in practice two days before the Mountaineers’ regional semifinal win against Washington, is unlikely to play today, according to Huggins. Mazzulla, replacing him, got his first start of the season against Kentucky. “We’re going to prepare like he’s going to play and just be ready,” Scheyer said. “You don’t want to be surprised by anything. But we’ll be ready either way.”

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FINAL FOUR (5) Michigan State vs. (5) Butler TIPOFF

w Where: Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis

w When: 6:07 p.m. today

Projected lineups

Watchful eye: MSU coach Tom Izzo watches junior guard Durrell Summers put up a shot during Friday’s workout. Summers is averaging 20 points per game in the NCAA Tournament.

w TV/Radio: CBS; Spartan Sports Network radio,

including WJIM 1240-AM and WMMQ 94.9-FM w Records: MSU is 28-8; Butler is 32-4. w Series: MSU leads 13-10, with the last meeting coming in 1971. w Coaches: MSU — Tom Izzo is 364-145 in his 15th season, all with the Spartans. Butler — Brad Stevens is 88-14 in his third season, all with the Bulldogs. w MSU update: It helps to go to Final Fours on a somewhat regular basis. The Spartans had their moments of awe and amazement a year ago in Detroit, but now they say they’re all business and intent on winning two games and a national championship. They’ll be trying to do it, of course, without Kalin Lucas, who is expected to ride to ROD SANFORD Indianapolis today with his parents and join the team. Lansing State Lucas had surgery on his ruptured left Achilles’ Journal tendon Tuesday. Foul trouble will be a big theme in w Butler update: The Bulldogs have won 24 straight this game for MSU. The Spartans want to create it for games, dating back to a Dec. 22 loss at UAB. Their Howard and Hayward. And they need to avoid it for other losses came to Minnesota, Clemson and their forwards. This is a rebounding mismatch on Georgetown. Butler, a preseason top-10 team, has paper, with MSU leading the nation in rebounding victories over Northwestern, UCLA, Xavier and Ohio margin and Butler at minus-3.2 in tournament games. State. And of course, Syracuse and Kansas State last And that’s despite the fact that Butler found a way to weekend in Salt Lake City to complete a stunning beat Kansas State 41-29 on the glass! Two games run to a Final Four in its own city. About 30,000 fans earlier, Murray State outrebounded the Bulldogs by watched Butler practice Friday at Lucas Oil Stadium, 17 in a 54-52 Butler escape.

MATCHUPS RONALD NORED

SHELVIN MACK

VS.

Pos. C (50) F (10) F (2) G (15) G (34)

Butler

Pos. C (54 F (20) G (1) G (21) G (5) and the Bulldogs waved to the cheering crowd when it was over. The scene was similar to last year at Detroit’s Ford Field, when about 30,000 MSU fans packed the place for practice. If Stevens’ team can get past the distractions and the euphoria of being here, it can advance to the title game. Butler has athletic guards, a great frontcourt in Howard and Hayward, and a defense that is yielding just 59.6 points per game.

VS.

GORDON HAYWARD

MATT HOWARD

VS.

DERRICK NIX

Nored is a defensive specialist who can create for others, with 133 assists and 73 turnovers. He struggles to shoot the ball (18.2 percent on 3-pointers). Lucious grew up last weekend in St. Louis, playing the point guard position with calm and smarts for the most part. Any more MSU success will depend on that continuing.

Both guys lead their teams in scoring in the NCAA Tournament (Mack with 16.5 points per game, Summers with 20.0) and both have NBA-level ability. Mack is a load, a physical guard who can shoot the 3-pointer and who reminds Tom Izzo of Chauncey Billups. Summers is playing the best ball of his career over the past two weeks.

This is the defensive matchup for MSU. It’s possible Veasley will guard Raymar Morgan instead, but the Spartans want Morgan on Gordon Hayward. Veasley is a 37 percent 3-point shooter who plays bigger than 6-3. If Veasley has to guard Roe or Morgan when MSU goes big, the Spartans will exploit it. The question is whether Roe can stay in front of him.

This is the one to watch. But does Butler feel comfortable guarding Morgan with Hayward? MSU certainly feels comfortable guarding Hayward with Morgan, as long as Morgan can stay out of foul trouble. Hayward is the better NBA prospect of the two, but Morgan has the strength to score inside on Hayward, and the quickness to limit his penetration.

Howard has yet to bust out in the tournament (7.8 ppg), but he’s an excellent post player who averages 11.8 on the season. He can hit the baseline jumper and score with a variety of post moves. Don’t be surprised if MSU gives Nix the ball right away on him, to test Howard and try to draw fouls. For most of the night, others will be dealing with Howard.

The Edge:

The Edge:

The Edge:

The Edge:

The Edge:

EVEN

MSU

VS.

TOM IZZO

You have to be impressed with what Stevens has done in a short time at Butler, elevating a program that already had a successful history. He’s a rising star. Izzo is one of the profession’s biggest stars after reaching his sixth Final Four in 12 years. And the Spartans’ ability to prepare for opponents in this tournament is unmatched.

The Edge:

BUTLER

MSU

INTANGIBLES

BENCHES Draymond Green will have a lot to say about the outcome of this game off the bench. Chris Allen’s right foot is feeling better, a fact that should benefit the Spartans. Garrick Sherman may be in line for more minutes than Nix in this one. The Bulldogs don’t get a lot of bench production, although lefty shooter Zach Hahn (42 percent on 3-pointers) is a weapon. Avery Jukes is a 6-8 forward, Shawn Vanzant gives perimeter minutes and 6-11 Andrew Smith is available if needed.

Butler will have the crowd on its side, no doubt. That’s more of a help to the Bulldogs than it is a problem for the Spartans in a massive arena like this. MSU is definitely not just happy to be here. The Bulldogs may be, and distractions may be an issue for them, but they’ll have emotion to ride just as the Spartans did against Connecticut a year ago in Detroit.

The Edge: EVEN

The Edge: MSU

BY THE NUMBERS MICHIGAN STATE STATISTICS FG-FGA 165-364 152-284 150-331 135-256 105-244 81-145 67-199 35-69 30-51 9-11 12-20 14-40 1-9 0-1 0-2 956-2026

BRAD STEVENS

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RAYMAR MORGAN

G-GS 33-31 35-32 36-23 36-3 35-27 36-29 35-5 35-15 35-12 15-0 22-3 32-0 24-0 1-0 12-0 36

PPG 11.8 15.5 14.2 10.1 6.0

— Joe Rexrode

DELVON ROE

Player Lucas Morgan Summers Green Allen Roe Lucious Nix Sherman Herzog Dahlman Thornton Kebler Sims Crandell Totals

Name Matt Howard (6-8) Gordon Hayward (6-9) Shelvin Mack (6-3) Willie Veasley (6-3) Ronald Nored (6-0)

that means slow. The Bulldogs will get back in transition and force the Spartans to earn shots. Expect a game similar to MSU’s victory over Northern Iowa a week ago — in style and results. Morgan and Green get the Spartans to the championship game. w Make it: MSU 64, Butler 59

DURRELL SUMMERS

MSU

PPG 2.4 6.5 11.5 11.2 5.4

w Prediction: Butler will have the pace its way, and

KORIE LUCIOUS

EVEN

Name Derrick Nix (6-8) Delvon Roe (6-8) Raymar Morgan (6-8) Durrell Summers (6-4) Korie Lucious (5-11)

State Journal reporter Joe Rexrode breaks down tonight’s MSU-Butler NCAA semifinal game

WILLIE VEASLEY

VS.

MSU

Pct .453 .535 .453 .527 .430 .559 .337 .507 .588 .818 .600 .350 .111 .000 .000 .472

3P-3PA 35-99 5-16 42-117 2-15 53-133 0-0 41-133 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-8 2-10 0-1 0-0 0-0 183-532

Pct .354 .313 .359 .133 .398 --.308 ------.375 .200 .000 ----.344

FT-FTA 125-162 94-138 61-76 82-120 33-45 72-109 14-19 13-48 5-9 2-4 2-2 4-4 6-10 0-0 0-0 513-746

Pct .772 .681 .803 .683 .733 .661 .737 .271 .556 .500 1.000 1.000 .600 ----.688

Reb Avg. 1.9 6.2 4.6 7.8 2.9 5.0 1.7 2.1 1.6 1.2 0.4 1.1 0.4 0.0 0.2 38.6

Pts. 490 403 403 354 296 234 189 83 65 20 29 34 8 0 0 2608

Avg. 14.8 11.5 11.2 9.8 8.5 6.5 5.4 2.4 1.9 1.3 1.3 1.1 0.3 0.0 0.0 72.4

A look at the season totals for the Spartans and Bulldogs

BUTLER STATISTICS

Player Hayward Mack Howard Veasley Nored Hahn Vanzant Jukes Leiendecker Smith Stigall Rodgers Butcher Kampen Anglin Totals

G-GS 35-35 36-36 36-36 35-35 36-31 36-1 36-4 36-1 14-0 22-0 14-0 11-1 32-0 8-0 11-0 36

FG-FGA 165-348 182-400 125-253 127-255 69-165 61-139 26-81 31-79 4-14 8-22 3-12 2-4 6-31 1-1 0-0 810-1804

Pct .474 .455 .494 .498 .418 .439 .321 .392 .286 .364 .250 .500 .194 1.000 --.449

3P-3PA 44-149 68-176 3-11 45-122 8-44 47-112 14-46 11-29 3-11 0-0 3-10 2-3 1-9 0-0 0-0 249-722

Pct .295 .386 .273 .369 .182 .420 .304 .379 .273 --.300 .667 .111 ----.345

FT-FTA 167-202 78-106 171-216 55-85 71-116 13-14 36-49 25-36 4-5 7-14 1-2 0-0 3-9 0-0 0-0 631-854

Pct .827 .736 .792 .647 .612 .929 .735 .694 .800 .500 .500 --.333 ----.739

Reb Avg. 8.2 3.8 5.3 4.3 2.9 0.9 1.7 1.2 0.2 1.4 0.3 0.0 1.0 0.3 0.1 32.6

Pts. 541 510 424 354 217 182 102 98 15 23 10 6 16 2 0 2500

Avg. 15.5 14.2 11.8 10.1 6.0 5.1 2.8 2.7 1.1 1.0 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.0 69.4


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Delvon Roe’s torn meniscus. Chris Allen’s sprained arch. Kalin Lucas’ ruptured Achilles. The team of doctors from the athletic training program at Michigan State are responsible for the health of some of East Lansing’s most talked about tissue. Dr. Jeff Kovan, a physician for the men’s basketball team, said all the buzz about the team’s injured players sometimes misses the reality of the situation. “I think when we talk about injuries, there’s always this misconception of what a tear is and what is a sprain and what a rupture is,” Kovan said. “The reality is they are all the same, Kovan they’re just different severity levels.” Dr. Thomas Mackowiak of the athletic training department works daily with the athletes, doing everything from overseeing treatment plans to grabbing a quick bag of ice for a sore limb, which he did in the locker room just before taking time out on Friday to explain the terminology for sprains, which range from grade one to three. w Grade one: The tissue is stretched to some degree. w Grade two: The tissue has some tearing, but is mostly intact. w Grade three: The tissue is completely torn; sometimes the term ruptured is used. “(With) third degree, you cannot participate,” Mackowiak said. “First degree, you can with some soreness and pain, second degree gets you that fine line.” Lucas suffered a third-degree sprain of his Achilles’ tendon in MSU’s secondround win over Maryland. He had surgery to repair it earlier this week. Roe has a torn meniscus in his knee that will require surgery, but

have it,” Izzo said. “I can look out on the floor and say, ‘Yep, we’ve got some of it,’ because we’ve got guys playing that haven’t played much and are actually contributing. That brings a team closer together probably more than anything I could do.” This has been hailed — or branded — as the “team” Final Four, considering the lack of individual star power among MSU, Butler, Duke and West Virginia. And the abundance of unselfish offense, sticky defense and rebounding. That was known as the “Butler way” long before 33-year-old head coach Brad Stevens placed the Bulldogs in living rooms across the nation — and past Gonzaga on the “mid-major” prominence scale — with this tournament run. It’s also the MSU way, when things are going right. And they’re going right, everywhere but in the training room. “To me, there’s a culture and a program therethatreally supersedes one player,” Ste- Stevens vens said of MSU. “It’s remarkable to watch and prepare for. It’s kind of daunting to have to play them. But as a hoops junkie, it’s kind of fun to watch and learn from them.”

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Hurting: Chris Allen gets help from trainer Tom Mackowiak after injuring his foot in the NCAA opener. he’s putting it off until after the season. “(Roe’s injury) is in a position that limits him severely,” Kovan said. “He’s able to function with it, but the risk of him making it worse isn’t there and therefore he’s made the decision to proceed and progress through it, understanding that the risk isn’t any greater and therefore it was too important to not be there, so he’s here for the team.” Allen sprained the arch of his foot in the Spartans’ firstround game against New Mexico State. It’s a second degree sprain, also known as a partial tear. But because of the location (the arch of the foot), it’s been difficult for him to play. “Part of his game’s affected. Maybe he can’t jump like he (normally) does, but he can still work within the confines of what it allows him to do,” Kovan said. “(For a) different sport, different activity, he may be fine. This sport is all push off and power and jump …” Allen said on Friday the string of injuries has forced each player to realize he has to do a little more. “I think it’s played a major role, ’cause guys see me and Delvon trying to fight through (injuries). I feel like they see what we’re trying to do. They’ve seen Kalin go down, so now we’ve got to step it up,” Allen said. Kovan said Allen’s injury just needs rest and rehab, which doesn’t fit well with the March Madness schedule. “What we really try to do is take advantage of those

few days (off),” Kovan said. “Coach (Izzo) has been magnificent with monitoring and tailoring his practices to allow Chris a chance to not overload it there, so we have him for Saturday.” Kovan said there’s no universal rule for how to handle an injury, but they assess it using a three-step process. “We really look at, No. 1, the degree of the injury,” Kovan said. “No. 2, can you play at the level you need to play at for college basketball at a Division I program? And mentally, are you ready to work through this?” Mackowiak said sometimes the injuries sound worse than what they are. “It’s just tissue that’s sprained at different levels,” he said. We’ll assess the tissue to make sure we’re not going to cause future harm to an athlete. We’d never play anybody (if it) would cause harm long term.” Mackowiak said he doesn’t expect any of the injured players to get back to 100 percent at this point in the tournament. It’s about keeping them healthy enough to play. “You’re just trying to stay ahead of the game as best you can,” Mackowiak said. “You’re never going to get healthy now. The key is not to drop below a certain level that you’re not able to function.” Kovan said the injuries this season, with the exception of Lucas, are similar to ones in year’s past. The fans are just more aware of them. “Everybody saw (the injuries) on television and the

timing was so intense, but we go through this stuff every year to different degrees,” Kovan said. “The reality is, though, that these things happen behind the scenes, so we see it, we know it, the athletes (know). When people watch them play, they don’t necessarily see that they’re only playing at 70-80 percent of their game. “These guys fight through this all year long,” he said. “Sometimes what we know and what the players know is very different from what the public knows. And it’s not our liberty to say to everybody that, you know, he’s playing with a half a knee or half a shoulder or whatever it is.” Kovan said the athletes’ willingness to play through pain and eagerness to get back on the court makes sports medicine a tricky business. “For many of these guys, it’s, ‘When can I play? When can I get back?’ That’s where sports medicine is a little different than the other stuff we see in the private-practice world,” Kovan said. “Their motivation is, ‘I want to play yesterday, so what do I need to do to get there.’ It makes our job easier but it also makes our job harder.” The doctors and trainers use physical therapy treatments and then strength training to get the players back to full strength as quickly as possible. But one key healing element is in short supply in March. “Downtime is the piece we never really get much time for,” Kovan said.

Kalin Lucas is due to arrive in Indianapolis today with his parents, after having surgery Tuesday on the left Achilles’ tendon he ruptured in the first half of MSU’s second-round win over Maryland. Lucas will sit on the bench and cheer the Spartans, a reality that would figure to catch up with MSU at some point. It’s an obvious counter to the idea that MSU is “lucky” to be in Indianapolis. “I can’t even fathom that,” Stevens said of the Spartans advancing here without their best player. Lucas’ injury has made it necessary for best friend Durrell Summers and backup Korie Lucious to do more. They have, Summers with 80 points in four games, Lucious with previously unseen steadiness at point guard. Lucas’ absence and Chris Allen’s limitations on a right foot with a torn ligament also have strained playing time on the perimeter. Walk-on guards Mike Kebler and Austin Thornton have become essential components for this team. Theyhaveperformedwell and illustrated the importance of recruiting depth, even when the scholarships run out. They, like Dahlman, are talented players who could contribute more elsewhere. Yet their presence on the floor during crucial moments in this tournament has inspired dou- Kebler ble takes — even from Izzo. “You know, sometimes I yell at my staff and asked who put them out there,” Izzo said. “I realize it was me. I have great appreciation, being a former walkon (at Northern Michigan), for what those guys give me.” Kebler has become a defensive specialist, often used late in games. Opposing players who see him typically ask for the ball and go right at him — such as Tennessee point guard Melvin Goins, who drib-

bled around aimlessly Sunday with Kebler in his way, before finally putting up a forced shot that Kebler rebounded. “It must be something about my physical appearance,” Kebler said. “Everybody thinks I’m just a bum. They’re gonna go after me and I know it. It feels good (to get stops) because I know exactly what’s going through their head when they get the ball. It feels good to prove them wrong.” Freshman centers Derrick Nix and Garrick Sherman will be needed to help in tonight’s game against Butler’s talented frontcourt of Gordon Hayward and Matt Howard, especially with MSU starter Delvon Roe playing through an injured right knee. Inclusion has made this a better team. So has interpersonal communication.

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As sports clichés go, a “players-only meeting” is right up there with the idea of playing “one game at a time.” Typically, such meetings are overrated. But MSU’s players keep pointing to the one on March 12 — a few hours before the NCAA selection show and two days after the Big Ten Tournament loss to Minnesota — as a crucial moment. “To be honest, there were high expectations on us the whole year,” Dahlman said. “We were supposed to get back to the Final Four. And we were underachieving, if you want to look at it dead on. We were underachieving. We hit rock bottom with the loss to Minnesota. We really wanted to prove we were the best team in the Big Ten, and we just fell flat on our face. “Distractions got us, injuries got us. And right there in that meeting, we decided we weren’t good enough teammates to each other. A couple people stepped forward and admitted their mistakes, and everybody else said they’d have their backs as long as they put the team before anything else. We’ve really turned into this tightknit group now that has everybody’s back.” Roe said the meeting’s message basically boiled down to: “Put every- Roe thing to the side, girlfriends, buddies, make a commitment to the team for three weeks and after that, do whatever the hell you want.” “It was the only meeting we’ve ever had where everybody said something,” Dahlman said. “(Walk-on center) Anthony Ianni, who can’t even travel on the trips, he stepped forward and said he realizes what’s at stake and how he can help other guys get better. Coming from every single person, it meant a little more than coming just from the captains.” MSU had the Draymond Green-inspired team slumber party before the Feb. 28 win at Purdue that made a share of the Big Ten title possible. There have been other meetings and moments of unity, including the senior day blowout of Michigan to secure that title. This season has been “more enjoyable than some have made it out to be,” said Izzo, whose own public comments have painted the picture of discord more than anything. Now everyone sees the same picture — of a singleminded team that is two wins from a national championship.


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INDIANAPOLIS — Gordon Hayward was a 5-foot-10 guard as a freshman in high school, a basketball buff from little Brownsburg, Ind., who hoped some day he’d be big enough to play guard at the college level. “I was praying I was gonna be 6-2. I’d pray every night for that,” Hayward said. “Somehow, God was able to grant me some more inches.” Yeah, about 11 more. Hayward is now a 6-9 sophomore forward and the star of the Butler team that will take on Michigan State tonight in the national semifinals at Lucas Oil Stadium. He’s also MSU’s biggest defensive concern, because he still plays like a guard. Hayward shoots the 3-point shot, gets to the basket off the dribble and can score inside as well. “He reminds us a lot of Jon Leuer,” said MSU sophomore forward Delvon Roe, referencing the Wisconsin big man — also a high school guard who enjoyed a growth binge. Leuer scored 21 points the only time he faced MSU this season. Hayward, the Horizon League Player of the Year, leads Butler with 15.5 points and 8.2 rebounds a game. In four NCAA Tournament games, he’s averaging 16.0 points and 6.3 rebounds. He and 6-8 junior Matt Howard give the Bulldogs a mobile, versatile frontcourt. There’s not much size behind them and Butler has not been a great rebounding team this season, but those two are offensive playmakers who work well together. “We have to match their energy and aggressiveness in the post,” said Roe, who will have to guard both players at various times. MSU senior forward Raymar Morgan will stick with Hayward for most of the game as long as he is doing well and staying out of foul trouble. The Morgan-Hayward matchup may end up being the game’s most crucial, although Hayward is looking at it more like Hayward-Howard vs. MorganRoe-Draymond Green. “The biggest thing for me will be trying to keep them off the offensive glass,” Hay-

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ward said. “They’re gonna do whatever they can to try to win, and we’re gonna try to do whatever we can to stop them.” ALLEN IMPROVING: Chris Allen moved well Friday during MSU’s open practice at Lucas Oil Stadium, and he said there’s “no comparison” between the way his right foot feels now and the way it felt before last weekend’s games in St. Louis. “It’s way better than it was then,” Allen said. He hurt the foot late in the first-round win over New Mexico State on March 19 and played just four minutes in the next game. He played 22 minutes against Northern Iowa and 29 against Tennessee but was visibly limited laterally and vertically. “It’s basically just the first step stuff,” Allen said. “The lateralandjumping,that’sfine. It’s just my first step because, when I’m pushing off, that’s when I feel the most pain.” Allen said he has a slightly torn ligament in the foot but will not need surgery. SECOND WIND: MSU freshman center Derrick Nix said last weekend that exhaustion was catching up with him, but the Final Four seems to have rejuvenated him. Nix talked excitedly Friday about the experience in Indianapolis, including seeing NBA players Michael Beasley and Dwyane Wade on the streets while walking around town. “It is what everybody said it is,” Nix said. “I didn’t think it would be, but it’s really the best. I’m having the best time of my life now, I’m enjoying everypartofit.Evenifwelose, I’m still glad to say we made it to the Final Four. … I’m feeling good now. I don’t know where all the pain went.” Nix will start the game matched up with Howard. Asked for a scouting report on Howard, Nix said: “He likes to go over his left shoulder, he can shoot a jump shot. He flops, he’s got pretty good defense. Overall, I think he’s a good player.” FAMILIAR FACES: Jud Heathcote, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Ron Charles, Steve Smith and Mateen Cleaves are among the heroes of MSU basketball past who are expected to attend the game tonight. “It’s No. 1 for me, it really is,” Tom Izzo said of former players returning to support the program. “Players will come and go. Going is one thing. Gone is another. A lot of programs have players that come and go and are gone. “One thing I felt that we tried to build here … Magic has been the Pied Piper for

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Roe is he: Sophomore forward Delvon Roe takes a shot during MSU’s workout Friday in Indianapolis. Roe said Butler star Gordon Hayward reminds the Spartans of Wisconsin forward Jon Leuer that. Then you get to the Steve Smith era, Eric Snow era and the Mateen Cleaves era — all those different groups that I think have maintained what we’d like to see.” STILL UNDECIDED: MSU junior center Tom Herzog said he is still uncertain about what he will do next season. He expects to get his degree in engineering arts in May, but he can come back to the team for his fifth year of eligibility. Herzog’s uncertainty has something to do with academic options. He could go to graduate school for engineering or business at MSU, allowing him to stay on the team. But he also may opt to take law classes, get a pre-law degree and prepare for law school. In that case, he likely would not play a fifth year. In either case, Herzog said he is enjoying the Final Four run while trying to keep himself ready to contribute if needed. “It’s something that’s hard to do, but … you just have to stay ready at all times,” Herzog said. “This Tournament’s been crazy for me, especially because my role on the team, I’m not really playing. I’m always ready to go in if I’m called upon, but it’s almost like I’m watching the games as a fan. … It’s just been so exciting for me to watch our team find a way to win all those games.” DOG IS CLEARED: Butler’s mascot is an actual bulldog, named Blue II, and he will be allowed onto the Lucas Oil Stadium floor for pregame introductions. At home games, Butler’s players pet the dog after being introduced, then Blue II runs across the floor to

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Top dog: Butler’s Gordon Hayward is averaging 16.0 points and 6.3 rebounds per game for the Bulldogs in the NCAA Tournament. the student section and is awarded a bone. The players will be able to pet Blue II tonight, although the dog will stay near the bench and get his bone this time. COACHING HELP: Butler coach Brad Stevens has been getting some advice from two of his best friends in the business, Thad Matta and Todd Lickliter. Matta hired Stevens to the Butler staff in 2000. And after Matta left for Xavier, Lickliter took over for six seasons. Stevens was named head coach in 2007 when Lickliter took the Iowa job. Matta already was at Ohio State then, so both mentors are familiar with MSU. NO CONFLICT: Josh Rattray is one of two members of Butler’s sports information staff, and he’s facing a more-hectic-than-expected weekend. Butler is the Final Four’s host school, so Rattray, the school’s assistant sports information director, was slated to help at Lucas Oil Stadium. “Then it’s like, holy crap, we’re playing in it,” said Rat-

tray, a Butler grad who spent the 2007-08 school year as an intern with MSU’s sports information department. Rattray said media requests this week for Butler were like a normal week “times a billion.” Rattray will be rooting hard for Butler tonight. But if MSU wins, he said he’ll “root like heck for Michigan State in the final.” TIDBITS: MSU junior guard Durrell Summers celebrated his 21st birthday Friday. … MSU junior guard Chris Allen is old high school rivals with Butler senior forward Avery Jukes. Allen played at Meadowcreek (Ga.) High, and Jukes at South Gwinnett High. … Today will be mark the first meeting between two No. 5 seeds in the Final Four. It will be just the third game between two teams seeded No. 5 or lower. … Among the Final Four teams, MSU leads the field in tournament 3-point percentage (.411), 3-pointers made per game (7.5), blocks (5.0) and assists (15.3).

Indianapolis might be crawling with people in Butler blue today, but that isn’t stopping Spartan fans from heading to the city and donning their green and white. Although tickets for the Final Four matchup between Michigan State and Butler are hard to come by, some Spartans are simply going to support their team — even if they can’t be at the game. “We’ve been to two straight Final Fours. You don’t take that for granted,” said Gary Mescher, an MSU alumnus who is heavily involved with the university’s Alumni Association. Mescher, who lives in Grand Rapids and doesn’t have a ticket, said he’s traveling to Indianapolis with other Spartan alumni. Mescher often travels to cities where MSU plays in the NCAA Tournament even if he can’t go to the actual games. “MSU alums are great, down-to-earth people, in keeping with the university as a whole,” he said. MSU’s Alumni Association has rented out an area in Jillian’s, a sports bar in downtown Indianapolis, so fans have a place to watch the game, said Kim Kittleman, director of alumni engagement. With thousands of people coming to the city, it’ll be nice for Spartan fans to have a place where they can come together, she said. And even if fans are spread throughout the city, they’ll find a way to make a place for themselves. “Spartans will make any place they want Michigan State if they can elbow out the Butler fans,” Kittleman said. Traveling with a group of about 30 people from the DeWitt area, Tim Sambaer said he’s continuing a tradition of going to the Final Four games in which MSU plays. And now that there is a space for fans to gather, watching the game will be even more enjoyable. “We were afraid we’d all be scattered,” he said. “We weren’t sure we’d be able to get in with MSU playing Butler. “Now, we can go down there and enjoy the day in peace.”

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INDIANAPOLIS — Dan Dakich has seen a lot of Butler and Michigan State this season, as an Indianapolis sports-talk radio host and a Big Ten Network analyst. Dakich, a former Indiana player and coach, is covering the Final Four for the Big Ten Network. He gave his thoughts to the State Journal on tonight’s matchup.

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w Question: So how much Butler have you watched this year? w Answer: I’ve watched a ton, and I’m a big fan. I think that Brad (Stevens) is one of the best coaches in the country, along with Tom (Izzo) and the guys here. He’s right there with anybody. Having said that, he has terrific players. And that sometimes gets overlooked. I mean, Gordon Hayward is a great player. But the kids

who are really good, who make the team go, are Ronald Nored and Willie Veasley. Nored is a terrific offthe-ball defender. I just like the way they play, they’re very tough. They haven’t played like normal Butler teams, meaning 48 percent from the 3-point line with no turnovers. They can beat you with toughness, and they do. w What do you think has happened with Michigan State? w Truthfully, I think it’s the same thing. I think there is such a culture, and such a toughness inherent to the team, that they figure out ways to win. Over at the Big Ten Network, different analysts (say): ‘Well, Michigan State’s not this. Michigan State’s not that.’ And my thing has always been, ‘Yeah, maybe not. But Michigan State is really tough.’ And Michigan State at the end of the game, you have to figure out a way to beat them, because they pretty much have a way figured out to beat you. It’s just a mat-

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Believer: Former Indiana coach Dan Dakich says Butler doesn’t need to have a big game from 3-point range to win like many mid-major teams. “They can beat you with toughness, and they do.” ter of whether they’re gonna execute. w Earlier this year on the Big Ten Network, you called out some MSU

players for talking back to Izzo. From your perspective, have you seen that as an issue? w I saw it the one game.

It was driving me nuts. I understand that Tom encourages that, I’ve learned that since, he encourages that give and take. And I under-

stand, I was coaching long enough to understand that. But I just felt like guys weren’t listening, guys were explaining. And history kind of shows, if you listen to Izzo, pretty good things are gonna happen for your team. It’s pretty simple. People always say, ‘This is Tom’s best coaching job ever.’ I always ask them, ‘Why, why do you think so?’ I think it is and the reason is, he doesn’t have that one guy that’s just his leader. The guy who he thought was his leader, he fought all year and then he got hurt. Draymond Green, I think, is their leader now, the guy they all look at. w If you could pick one key matchup in this game, what would it be? w Well, offense is gonna be hard to come by. I think Michigan State can win without this, but I think the matchup of (Durrell) Summers and, late in the game, Ronald Nored. Not throughout the game, but late in the game, that’s what you’ll see, Nored on Summers coming off those screens.


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Two tough teams will battle it out today for a spot to compete in the championship game of the men’s NCAA Tournament. Although the Spartans and the Bulldogs will share the same court, their schools — Michigan State University and Butler University — have little in common. One is a giant, while the other is a small, private school. See how they stack up:

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students with graduate and undergraduate students combined. Those are the fall 2009 numbers. w Tuition is $28,460, and that’s not including room and board, which is an additional $9,500. w The average class size is about 20 students. w The campus is 290 acres with a “park-like” setting, according to Butler’s Web site. w The school was founded in 1855 and is private. w The university is located in northern Indianapolis w Its sports teams are the Bulldogs. They are sometimes referred to as the Dawgs. w The school consists of five colleges.

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semester are $11,434. Room and board is $7,444. w Class size varies from small classrooms to large lecture halls that hold hundreds of people. w The campus is 5,200 acres. w MSU is a public institution and was founded in 1855. It was a land-grant university. w The university is in East Lansing, with a campus that is not intermixed with the city. w Its sports teams are the Spartans. w The school has 20 colleges.

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The basketball arena is Hinkle Fieldhouse. It was built in 1928. The final game in the movie Hoosiers was filmed at the fieldhouse. It seats 10,000. Breslin Center is where basketball games are played. It is a 15,000-seat arena that also hosts events such as concerts. The school has a live bulldog mascot, Butler Blue II. His nickname is Blue. When he’s not representing the school, he’s blogging at http:// go.butler.edu/cs/blogs/blue2/. Hink is the costumed Bulldog mascot.

Sparty is the official mascot of the school.

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All eyes in Indianapolis focusing on the Bulldogs

Defense hallmark for all in Final Four EDDIE PELLS Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — The West Virginia players came to the stadium with T-shirts that read “Do What We Do” — an unabashed acknowledgment that their style of basketball is often more effective than pretty. If they’d make the shirts in Duke, Butler and Michigan State colors, too, they might have a best seller. Hard-nosed, stingy defense, combined with a few flying elbows and some well-timed rebounds, is what got this year’s Final Four teams to Indianapolis. Expect baskets to come at a premium and bruises to be in abundance when MSU plays Butler and West Virginia faces Duke in the national semifinals today. “It’s not going to be about fast-breaking and beating you in transition,” Mountaineers guard Da’Sean Butler said. “If we’re doing what we do, it’s playing ‘D,’ rebounding, playing a rugged style that no one wants to watch. We usually win when we do those things.” Each team has its own spin on the defense-first philosophy. All, however, find themselves in the same place — two grind-it-out wins from holding the trophy. The Mountaineers got this far in part by urging coach Bob Huggins to bring back the 1-3-1 zone trap that his predecessor, John Beilein, used with success. Hard to argue with the results. West Virginia hasn’t lost since Feb. 22. In the East Regional final, Kentucky missed its first 20 3-pointers. “Weknowhowweneedto

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Paint protector: West Virginia’s Devin Ebanks (3) blocks a shot against Morgan State during the Mountaineers’ second-round NCAA victory. play to win,” Huggins said. Duke thinks along those same lines. The only No. 1 seed at this year’s Final Four got here thanks largely to a defense anchored by 7-foot-1 center Brian Zoubek and five more players at 6-8 or taller. Duke outrebounded teams 560-443 on the offensive glass this season. “Our team totally wants to rebound and play defense,” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “It’s much different than some Duke teams of the past.” On the other side of the bracket, MSU’s Raymar Morgan said he fully expects a game played in the 50s or 60s. And it’s not hard to figure out how the Spartans win — their opponents shoot 40.8 percent, and they outrebound teams by nearly nine a game. MSU’s opponent, Butler, plays a similar style. It may not be pretty. But if the Final Four is anything like the rest of the NCAA Tournament, it will feature tight games, crazy finishes and, of course, a good dose of hard-nosed defense. “You’ve got four teams that very much believe in their teammates, that very much believe in the systems and styles of play,” Butler coach Brad Stevens said. “And they very much believe in defending. That’s obvious.”

INDIANAPOLIS — A day before the games, it was time to get in touch with the heart of this Final Four. You’ve probably heard how Butler is only 6 miles from Lucas Oil Stadium. How close is that? One way to find out. Walk it. That was the mission Friday, from campus to the arena in time for the open practice, where the blue masses would be gathering. Notes from strolling MIKE the road to the Final LOPRESTI Four: Gannett w 7:45 a.m. The first mlopresti@ daylight is shining gannett.com through the windows in graveyard-quiet and aged Hinkle Fieldhouse. Something coach Brad Stevens said the day before comes to mind: “If you want the newest, fanciest, plush thing, Butler is not for you.” Among the messages of encouragement on the fieldhouse door: “They all put their pants on just like you.” We’ll assume that’s not for the swimming team. w 8 a.m. The campus chimes sound the top of the hour to the tune of “Back Home Again in Indiana.” You can hear it three blocks away at the corner of 49th Street and Capitol Avenue, a residential neighborhood with lots of “Go Dawgs” signs. Not to mention squirrels. w 8:30 a.m. 38th Street. On two corners are deserted businesses. On another, a liquor store warns about loitering and drinking on the property. By the front door, a sign: “Go Butler Dogs. Bud 6 pk. $4.99.” w 8:40 a.m. 34th Street. The bright lights of the Final Four seem light years away. There are neat homes interspersed among boarded-up hulks. Four empty gin bottles are on the sidewalk. Graffiti mars crumbling walls. The local newspaper reports a woman was mugged and beaten while waiting for a bus near here. Not far away, a sign: “Peace in the streets. STOP the Violence.”

Center of attention: Fans line up to snap pictures of Butler’s Gordon Hayward as the team returned home to Indianapolis after winning the NCAA West Regional final Sunday. AJ MAST Associated Press

w 9 a.m. Indianapolis is one of the largest cities in the nation not on a navigable waterway. It takes 67 steps to walk the bridge across the White River. Meanwhile, back on campus, Gordon Hayward makes his math class. He might star for a Final Four team today, but he’s in class Friday. w 9:10 a.m. 21st Street. The next five blocks are given to the Methodist Hospital complex. During the Great Depression, the hospital accepted chickens, pigs and farm produce in lieu of payment. And once, 16,000 strawberry plants. w 9:40 a.m. Market Street. State Capitol on the right, home to Mitch Daniels, a popular governor and redhot Butler fan. w 9:45 a.m. The doors are open for Good Friday services at Saint John church, which has held its ground even while crowded by the old RCA Dome, the convention center, and now Lucas Oil Stadium. Any referee needs a confessional, it’s right across the street. w 9:51 a.m. Walk under the old Union Station train overpass, and there it is. Huge sign on the end of Lucas Oil Stadium: “The Road Ends here.” One hour and 51 minutes, from quiet campus to Final Four buzz. Cars clog the street, crowds line up at the gate, and the Bulldogs aren’t due for hours.

“Turning every corner and seeing Butler shirts, Butler jerseys, Butler hats,” guard Ronald Nored says later, “I don’t think it gets much better than that.” w Noon Butler takes the floor, patting Blue the bulldog as they pass. The lower level is nearly full with people, the school band is here, all for a few practice jump shots. If the players didn’t understand before this is a big deal, they do now. w 12:30 p.m. The crowd has grown to nearly 30,000, or about three Hinkle Fieldhouses. A girl holds up a sign asking Hawyard to take her to the prom. w 12:50 p.m. Practice is over and the Bulldogs wave as they leave to a standing ovation. w 1:05 p.m. “They were pretty wide-eyed when they walked in,” Stevens says of his players, “as was I.” Butler, with 4,200 students, is the smallest school to play in the Final Four in 22 years. For days, outsiders have tried to classify the Bulldogs. A Cinderella? The ultimate underdog? “We don’t consider ourselves anything more,” Stevens said earlier this week, “than a university with a basketball team.” The Final Four is here. Duke, Michigan State and West Virginia have bigger names, but make no mistake. Butler is the star of this show. Mike Lopresti is the sports columnist for Gannett.


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Ohio State’s Turner earns AP top player honor Boeheim named coach of the year by media panel ASSOCIATED PRESS

INDIANAPOLIS — As Evan Turner clutched his trophy and posed for yet another photo, he couldn’t escape a little ribbing. “That going to fit at home?” Ohio State teammate David Lighty said Friday as Turner walked past with The Associated Press player of the year award. “This is going to be a window ornament,” Turner shot back as both laughed. It’s got to be a good feeling to receive almost Boeheim every player of the year honor and have a couple of teammates make a 2½-hour drive to see you get the latest one as part of the Final Four festivities. “They have been there for me my whole career, and they are here now,” Turner said. “They really are family, and this shows it.” Turner, a 6-foot-7 junior swingman who averaged 20.3 points, 9.2 rebounds and 5.9 assists, received 54 votes from the 65-member national media panel. Kentucky freshman John Wall was second with nine votes. Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim was selected the AP’s coach of the year, receiving 39 votes, while Kansas State’s Frank Martin was next with eight. Lighty and Dallas Lauderdale never hesitated about making the 175-mile drive from Columbus, Ohio, to see the presentation. “He told us he was getting this, and we said we’d come,” said Lauderdale, who quickly added neither he nor Lighty

missed class to be there. There weren’t many people who thought Turner would win national honors after he broke two bones in his back when he fell after a dunk on Dec. 5. He missed six games — which the Buckeyes split — then he returned to lead them to the Big Ten title and a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament. “I was going to be as cautious as I possibly could to make sure he was 100 percent when he came back,” Ohio State coach Thad Matta said. “He would sit and watch practice, dribbling the ball around his chair, between his legs. He was diligent in his work ethic and did a great job.” Turner said awards were the last thing on his mind during those weeks when he was forced to watch his teammates get ready for the conference season. “I just wanted to get back to my team and be the same player I was,” said Turner, who hasn’t yet decided whether he will return for his senior season. “I started understanding more that life throws you curveballs, and sometimes it builds a better person in how you deal with that.” And his teammates rewarded him by taking the trophy back to campus in the trunk of their car. Boeheim took Syracuse from an unranked team in the preseason to No. 1 in the poll and a No. 1 seeding in the NCAA Tournament. The Orange, who lost their top three scorers from last season, finished 30-5, giving the Hall of Fame coach 829 wins, sixth-best all-time and second to Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski among active coaches. The Orange reached No. 1 in the poll this season for the first time since 1990. “We had a great team this year, and that’s how you win

2004: Jameer Nelson, Saint Joseph's 2003: David West, Xavier 2002: Jason Williams, Duke 2001: Shane Battier, Duke 2000: Kenyon Martin, Cincinnati 1999: Elton Brand, Duke 1998: Antawn Jamison, North Carolina 1997: Tim Duncan, Wake Forest 1996: Marcus Camby, Massachusetts 1995: Joe Smith, Maryland 1994: Glenn Robinson, Purdue 1993: Calbert Cheaney, Indiana 1992: Christian Laettner, Duke 1991: Shaquille O'Neal, LSU 1990: Lionel Simmons, La Salle 1989: Sean Elliott, Arizona 1988: Hersey Hawkins, Bradley 1987: David Robinson, Navy 1986: Walter Berry, St. John's 1985: Patrick Ewing, Georgetown 1984: Michael Jordan, North Carolina 1983: Ralph Sampson, Virginia 1982: Ralph Sampson, Virginia 1981: Ralph Sampson, Virginia 1980: Mark Aguirre, DePaul 1979: Larry Bird, Indiana State 1978: Butch Lee, Marquette 1977: Marques Johnson, UCLA 1976: Scott May, Indiana 1975: David Thompson, N. Carolina State 1974: David Thompson, N. Carolina State 1973: Bill Walton, UCLA 1972: Bill Walton, UCLA 1971: Austin Carr, Notre Dame 1970: Pete Maravich, Louisiana State 1969: Lew Alcindor, UCLA 1968: Elvin Hayes, Houston 1967: Lew Alcindor, UCLA 1966: Cazzie Russell, Michigan 1965: Bill Bradley, Princeton 1964: Gary Bradds, Ohio State 1963: Art Heyman, Duke 1962: Jerry Lucas, Ohio State 1961: Jerry Lucas, Ohio State

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Runaway winner: Ohio State’s Evan Turner received 54 of the 65 votes from the national media panel, despite missing six games this season. He averaged 20.3 points, 9.2 rebounds and 5.9 assists. son, and we had great senior years to get the next one,” he said. “I hope it doesn’t take leadership.” Boeheim, who led the Or- 34 more to get the next one.” ange to the national chamPlayer of the year winners pionship in 2003, had never 2010: Evan Turner, Ohio State won the award before. 2009: Blake Griffin, Oklahoma “My first year I won a 2008: Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina Kevin Durant, Texas semi-national Eastern coach- 2007: 2006: J.J. Redick, Duke ing award. It just took 34 2005: Andrew Bogut, Utah

these awards,” said Boeheim, who just finished his 34th season at his alma mater. “We led the nation in assists and were one of the top defensive teams all seasons. And we had low expectations which help you win these awards. We had no falloffs all sea-

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Maryland guard captures Cousy Award ASSOCIATED PRESS

Maryland senior Greivis Vasquez was selected as the winner of the Bob Cousy Award, presented annually to college basketball’s top point guard. Vasquez, a native of Venezuela, averaged 19.6 points, 6.3 assists and 4.6 rebounds for the Terrapins, who finished 24-9 and shared the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season title with Duke. Vasquez was selected the ACC’s player of the year. He ranks second on Maryland’s all-time lists in points (2,171) and assists (772) and is the only player in ACC history to record at least 2,000 points, 700 assists and 600

rebounds in his career. The award, presented by The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, started with an initial list of 73 candidates from Division I, II and III and was trimmed during the season to 20, 11 and a final six. TEAM WOODEN: Two players at the Final Four — Duke’s Jon Scheyer and West Virginia’s Da’Sean Butler — made the 10-man John R. Wooden Award All-American team. Other members were Sherron Collins of Kansas, DeMarcus Cousins and John Wall of Kentucky, Wesley Johnson of Syracuse, Villanova’s Scottie Reynolds, Ohio State’s Evan Turner, Maryland’s Vasquez and Oklahoma State’s James Anderson. BULLY FOR VARNARDO: Mississippi State center Jarvis Varnado has won the inaugural Lefty Driesell Award as the nation’s top Division I defender. The 6-foot-9 Brownsville, Tenn.,

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native finished his career as the NCAA’s blocks leader with 564 and is the only player to have 1,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 500 blocks. He called the award “humbling.” This season he led the Bulldogs to 24 wins and the SEC Western Division title, and finished with 170 blocks to tie his own SEC record. NO AWE: Butler didn’t bring any tape measures to Friday’s shootaround. They sure could have. Nearly 30,000 fans — about four times their average home attendance — showed up to see this year’s NCAA tourney surprise team, giving the Bulldogs a real-life sense of the movie “Hoosiers.” “Yesterday, I didn’t think it was a big deal to shoot in a dome because we’re still shooting at 10-foot goals, and the lines are all the

same,” coach Brad Stevens said. “But I’m glad we got to shoot with a lot of people in here.” Butler, the hometown team, drew the most fans as the Bulldogs draw support from all corners of the state. Mark Beard, who teaches government classes at Connersville High School, handed out blue-andwhite pencils in honor of former student Matt Howard. The Bulldogs center was honored with his own day this week at Connersville, and Beard, who had Friday off because of a religious holiday, made the 66-mile drive to Indy and got a seat in the third row. “We’re all basketball fans in Connersville; it’s such a big basketball town, so to get someone so far is exciting,” Beard said. “The Howard family is so big in town. They have 10 kids, the dad delivers mail, the mom helps out at the school, everyone knows them and everyone wants to see him.”

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