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Police: Lansing officer shoots, kills armed woman after bank break-in Suspect died at scene at Bank of America on MLK

King Jr. Blvd. Michigan State Police are handling the investigation. Detective 1st Lt. Dan Pekrul said three Lansing police officers were responding to an alarm and discovered there had been a break-in. They encountered a woman inside the bank who lunged at one of the officers with a knife, he said. That officer shot the woman, whose identity was not yet made public. Police will release the officer’s name and other information today, Lansing police Lt. Noel Garcia said. The woman was


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Under investigation: Police say an armed woman lunged at a Lansing police officer Monday morning.

A Lansing police officer shot and killed an armed suspect inside a bank early Monday morning while responding to an alarm, police said. A woman, who investigators said lunged at the male officer with a knife, died at the scene of the 3:30 a.m. incident at Bank of America, 3215 S. Martin Luther


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Proposed concessions for state workers may affect local businesses SCOTT DAVIS

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Lunch hotspot: Accident Fund employee Kurt Koenigsknecht (left) and Accident Fund contractor Rick Baker have lunch Monday at Downtown Subs & Salads, which relies on state workers for much of its business.


Number of state employees working in mid-Michigan

12 percent

The amount that state wages would be reduced if $180 million in employee concessions are focused on wages alone


The potential salary reduction for the average state worker salary of about $55,000

$50 million

The amount that $180 million in state employee concessions could cost the area’s economy in reduced spending

Sources: State of Michigan, Michigan State University, Citizens Research Council

mid-Michigan as people start tightening their budgets,” said Ray Holman, a Haslett state employee and spokesman for United Auto Workers Local 6000, which represents 17,000 state employees. “If you cut their pay by 12 percent as they try to raise a family, it’s going to have an impact.” Ballard, however, said re-

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duced spending would not be a death knell for the region’s economy, saying it’s only a drop in the bucket of its gross domestic product, or annual spending. The region’s gross domestic product is about $18 billion, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Douglas Roberts, an economist, former Michigan state treasurer and the director of MSU’s Institute of Public Policy and Social Research, agreed wage concessions would hurt the local economy, but said it is unclear what the final impact would be. Other economic factors, such as rising gas prices, could harm the economy much more than wage cuts, Roberts said. He added that implementing business tax reforms could boost Michigan’s economy, negating harm caused by reduced wage earnings by state workers. “There are a lot of things out there,” Roberts said. “Certainly in some areas such as Lansing, there would be modest




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Waverly to close an elementary school, reconfigure three others

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DELTA TWP. — The Waverly school district will close one elementary school and reconfigure the remaining three into an early childhood center and two second-, third- and fourth-grade buildings. The board will discuss at its March 28 meeting which building will close. — Page 1B

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Spending by state employees is seen as a lifeblood of mid-Michigan’s economy, but some fear potential wage cuts will stem that flow. Proposed concessions of $180 million for state employees could prove a blow for the local economy, curtailing spending in the region as much as $50 million annually, said Charles Ballard, an economics professor at Michigan State University. About 14,000 of the state’s 51,000 employees work in mid-Michigan, making it the region’s largest employer. “I’m concerned,” said Tom Vonachen, owner of Downtown Subs and Salads in downtown Lansing, which relies on state employees for much of its business. “If they’re losing money, I’m losing money. I assume that some of them will start making lunches at home because it’s cheaper.” Gov. Rick Snyder has asked for the concessions to help erase a $1.4 billion shortfall for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1. So far, no firm concessions are proposed, but they most likely would include a mix of wage and benefit cuts. If concessions are focused on just wages, it means state workers would take a salary cut of 12 percent, budget experts say. That’s a $6,600 annual reduction for the average state worker salary of about $55,000, according to the state Civil Service Commission, and that means employees will have less money to spend at restaurants, clothing shops and furniture stores. “It will definitely affect

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impact, but I would just say modest.”

Hurting downtown

Ballard said the impact likely would be most severe on downtown Lansing businesses, which rely on state employees for much of their sales. Ballard estimated state employees would have roughly $50 million less to spend on the region’s economy, but added that a “ripple effect” caused by reduced spending at area businesses could make the economic loss as much as $50 million higher. If sales go down at area businesses, Ballard said, business owners have less money to buy supplies locally or hire employees — meaning there are fewer employed people to spend wages in the community. “Any business that is doing pretty well, this kind of loss to the customer base wouldn’t push them over the edge,” Ballard said. “But if you have a business barely surviving, and especially a business like a restaurant that heavily depends on state employees, it’s not out of the question they could (close).”

Blunting the potential impact on the region’s economy are bonus checks headed to 4,842 hourly General Motors Co. employees that average $4,300.

tioned that $50 million in reduced wages does not necessarily mean $50 million in reduced spending. State employees would undoubtedly spend less in the local economy, they say, but some also would deal with the wage loss by saving less. Blunting the potential impact on the region’s economy are bonus checks headed to 4,842 hourly General Motors Co. employees that average $4,300. Depending on the amount of each check, which is based on hours worked, as much as $20.8 million could be injected into the local economy, not factoring in taxes and other deductions. The area could see a bigger boost from salaried workers, whose bonuses are expected to range from 4 percent to 16 perSaving less cent, though some could get Ballard and Roberts cau- more.

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winds were pointing out to sea, and U.S. ships assisting tsunami recovery moved further way to avoid potential danger. A top Japanese official said the fuel rods in all three of the operational reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant appeared to be melting. “Although we cannot directly check it, it’s highly likely happening,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano told reporters.

Others being dug Watch out for scammers on effectiveness and financial Scammers already are trying out of wreckage to take stability. advantage of the outpouring of compassion w Watch out for phony by firefighters following Japan’s earthquake and names. Some bogus charities use JAY ALABASTER AND TODD PITMAN TAGAJO, Japan — There are just too many bodies. Hundreds of dead have washed ashore on Japan’s devastated northeast coast since last week’s earthquake and tsunami. Others were dug out of the debris Monday by firefighters using pickaxes and chain saws. Funeral homes and crematoriums are overwhelmed, and officials have run out of body bags and coffins.

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On the economic front, Japan’s stock market plunged over the likelihood of huge losses by Japanese industries, including big names such as Toyota and Honda. While the official death toll rose to nearly 1,900, the discovery of the washed-up bodies and other reports of deaths suggest the true number is much higher. In Miyagi, the police chief has estimated 10,000 deaths in his

tsunami disaster. Here are some tips to avoid being scammed. w Be wary of online solicitations. It’s better to go to your favorite charity’s website or call in your donation to ensure your money doesn’t go to the wrong place. w Check out the organization at sites for the Better Business Bureau,; the Foundation Center, http://, a New York-based authority on philanthropy; or Charity Navigator http://, an independent nonprofit organization that evaluates charities based

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province alone. Miyagi prefecture bore the full force of Friday’s tsunami, and police said 1,000 bodies were found scattered across its coast. The Kyodo news agency reported that 2,000 bodies washed up on two shorelines in Miyagi. Most Japanese opt to cremate their dead, and with so many bodies, the government on Monday waived a rule requiring permission first from local authorities

before cremation or burial to speed up funerals, said Health Ministry official Yukio Okuda. “The current situation is so extraordinary, and it is very likely that crematoriums are running beyond capacity,” Okuda said. “This is an emergency measure. We want to help quake-hit people.

eating through the reactor’s steel-reinforced containment vessel and causing a wide release of dangerous radiation. The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said the Japanese goverment has asked the agency to send experts to help. “Units 1 and 3 are at least somewhat stabilized for the time being,” Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency official Ryohei Shiomi said. “Unit 2 now requires all our effort and attention.”

No supplies

Millions of people spent a fourth night with little

food, water or heating in near-freezing temperature. The pulverized coast has been hit by hundreds of aftershocks, the latest one a 6.2 magnitude quake that was followed by a new tsunami scare Monday. As sirens wailed in Soma, the worst hit town in Fukushima prefecture, soldiers abandoned their search operations and yelled to residents: “Find high ground! Get out of here!” The warning turned out to be a false alarm and interrupted the efforts of search parties clearing a jumble of broken timber, plastic sheets, roofs, sludge, twisted cars, tangled power lines and household goods. Ships were flipped over near roads, a half-mile inland. Officials said one-third of the city of 38,000 people was flooded and thousands were missing. Though Japanese officials have refused to speculate on the death toll, Indonesian geologist Hery Harjono, who dealt with the 2004 Asian tsunami, said it would be “a miracle really if it turns out to be less than 10,000” dead. The 2004 disaster killed 230,000 people — of which only 184,000 bodies were found.

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A hydrogen explosion Monday at the plant’s Unit 3 reactor injured seven workers and four members of the defense forces, and followed a similar one Saturday at Unit 1 that injured four workers, but officials were most worried about the precipitous drop in water levels at Unit 2. The water levels were restored after exposing fuel rods in the reactor twice and were falling a third time, increasing the risk of a

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Scene of the shooting: State police investigators map the area of the scene of a fatal shooting Monday at a Bank of America branch in Lansing, where a 12-year veteran of the Lansing Police Department shot and killed an armed suspect.

not affiliated with the bank, Pekrul said. State police are investigating the shooting instead of the Lansing Police Department to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest. The crime scene investigation has been completed, Pekrul said. The officer who fired the gun is a 12-year veteran of the department, he said. The officer is on paid administrative leave pending an investigation and review by the Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office. Diane Wagner, a spokeswoman for Charlotte, N.C.based Bank of America, said the branch would reopen today. The last fatal shooting by a Lansing police officer was in December 2007. A special prosecutor determined no

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Preparing for a crowd: Tom Vonachen, owner of Downtown Subs & Salads, says if state employees are losing money, he’s losing money as well.

International scientists said earlier that there are serious dangers but not at the level of the 1986 blast in Chernobyl. Japanese authorities were injecting seawater as a coolant of last resort, and advising nearby residents to stay inside. “It’s like a horror movie,” said 49-year-old Kyoko Nambu as she stood on a hillside overlooking her ruined hometown of Soma, about 25 miles from the plant. “Our house is gone and now they are telling us to stay indoors. “We can see the damage to our houses, but radiation? ... We have no idea what is happening. I am so scared.” Previous accidents — injuring 15 workers and military personnel and exposing up to 190 people to elevated radiation — have compounded the immense challenges faced by the Tokyo government as it struggles to help hundreds of thousands of people affected by twin disasters that flattened entire communities and may have left more than 10,000 dead. The crisis also has raised global concerns about the safety of such reactors at a time when they have enjoyed a resurgence as an alternative to fossil fuels. On Monday, prevailing

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crime was committed when an officer shot a 26-year-old man as another officer struggled with the man over a gun. An internal review found that the shooting was justified at the Super 8 Motel in south Lansing during a more than five-hour standoff.

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Hispanic growth outpaces estimates By Haya El Nasser USA TODAY

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NYC bus driver has criminal history

The driver of a casino tour bus that crashed and killed 15 people over the weekend has a criminal history that includes manslaughter and theft convictions. The New York State Department of Correctional Services says Ophadell Williams was convicted of manslaughter for his role in a 1990 stabbing and served just over two years. He also served about three years for grand larceny for removing an $83,905 check from a Police Athletic League fund in October 1997. Williams used aliases in both those cases. Williams has not been charged in the bus crash. Investigators are looking at his role.

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Snow in region: A pedestrian crosses a street as snow falls Monday on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence. Snow fell across Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri on Monday. Some spots picked up as much as 8 inches. Around the world

French, Brits to introduce no-fly zone

Supporters of a no-fly zone over Libya said Monday that they will quickly introduce a United Nations resolution to try to prevent aerial attacks by Moammar Gadhafi’s military, but the swift approval they’re seeking is unlikely because of questions raised by Russia and other Security Council members. France and Britain have drafted elements of a Security Council resolution for a no-fly zone over Libya, which diplomats said follows the outline of the 1993 resolution that imposed one over Bosnia. Russia’s U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said Moscow wants answers first to questions such as who will implement a no-fly zone and how it will be done.

Saudis send military force to Bahrain A military force from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf nations moved into Bahrain on Monday to shore up the nation’s Sunni rulers in the face of escalating Shiite-led protests seeking to break the monarchy’s hold on power. The force marked the first cross-border military operation to quell unrest since the Arab world’s rebellions began in December. Bahrain’s main opposition groups immediately denounced the outside intervention as an “occupation” that pushed the tiny Gulf kingdom dangerously close to a state of war. The Gulf Sunni dynasties are fearful for their own fate as the Arab push for change rumbles through the oil-rich region.

Attack on Afghan recruits kills 35 A suicide bomber posing as an army volunteer blew himself up outside a military recruiting center in northern Afghanistan on Monday, killing at least 35 people and escalating the insurgent campaign to scare young Afghans away from military service. It was the second deadly attack on the center in three months, but the crowd of young men lined up for service were among many Afghans eager for a rare steady paycheck despite the danger from militants targeting security forces, recruiting centers and government officials. Four children were among the dead and at least 42 people were wounded, said Muhbobullah Sayedi and Hamdullah Danishi, both provincial officials.

The Hispanic population grew more dramatically than expected in states with smaller and newer immigrant populations, according to an analysis of Census data out today. The 2010 Census counted almost 600,000 more Hispanics than the Census Bureau had estimated in the 33 states for which data have been released so far, according to the Pew Hispanic Center. Twenty-eight states had more Hispanics than expected. The Census count of 38.7 million Hispanics is 1.5% higher than the bureau’s estimates. “Hispanics are in some places growing faster than we had thought,” Pew demographer Jeffrey Passel says. “This sort of broad pattern suggests immigration into these new areas was a bit higher.” The Census found 186,000 Hispanics in Alabama — 26,000 more than estimated. In North Carolina, Hispanics total 800,000, or 54,000 more than was thought. Louisiana, where construction jobs soared after Hurricane Katrina, the Census counted 22,000 Hispanics — or

“The whole toxic envi13.2% — more than estironment against immimated. By the numbers grants in Arizona probably The underestimates The 2010 Census found 590,000 contributed to the supshow that immigrants conmore Hispanics than the Census Bupression of the count,” says tinue to spread into the reau had estimated in the 33 states Arturo Vargas, of the NaSouth and the Midwest for which data have been released. tional Association of Latino from gateways such as The five states with the biggest gap Elected and Appointed OfCalifornia and New York. between the estimate and the actuficials. “When they do these al count: The recession was expopulation estimates, they pected to encourage imbuild on existing data,” Increase from State Hispanics estimate migrants to return to their Passel says. “The data don’t home countries, but it always pick up on new Ala. 186,000 15.9% does not seem to have had trends.” La. 193,000 13.2% a significant impact. In Arizona, the opposite Kan. 300,000 10.8% “It could be an indication happened: The Census Md. 471,000 10.7% that what we had thought counted almost 1.9 million Del. 73,000 10.4% was a falloff in immigration Hispanics, 8.7% or 180,000 Source: Pew Hispanic Center is not as severe,” says Stefewer than estimated. ven Camarota of the CenArizona passed tough ter for Immigration Studimmigration laws and beefed up enforcement against the undocu- ies, which advocates immigration controls. In 2000, the estimate of 274.5 million was mented, which pushed some out of state and discouraged others from responding to the about 7 million short of the Census count. count. Arizona’s participation in the 2010 Cen- Much of the gap was due to a low estimate of Hispanics — mostly illegal immigrants. sus was 69%, below the national rate of 74%.

‘We have to help each other’ Spirit of cooperation spreads as Japanese struggle to cope By Calum MacLeod USA TODAY SHINJO, Japan — Packed with scrap metal, Joji Sugiyama’s truck shook sideways as he drove north of Tokyo during Friday’s earthquake in Japan, the fifth-largest in the world since 1900. His cellphone soon buzzed with a text from his girlfriend. “I’m OK for now,” read her message from the city of Kesennuma, close to the quake’s epicenter. Then the tsunami struck, devastating hundreds of miles of Japan’s northeast coastline. Sugiyama, 24, has heard nothing since from Maki Murakami, 21, a hospital employee in one of the worst-hit cities. “I don’t know what happened to her; that’s why I have to go there,” he said Monday, on the second day of his marathon journey across Honshu, the nation’s major island, where more than 10,000 people are feared dead. Asia’s richest country is renowned for its high-speed bullet trains and high-tech electronic gadgets. But as they search for missing loved ones, or just a route to work, many Japanese now find themselves cut off from the modern conveniences they took for granted. Trains stand idle; cellphone coverage is highly limited; and power blackouts remain widespread. Gas stations are shuttered or offering just a few liters per car after hours-long waits in lines. Convenience stores lack food and water. Millions of people are facing a fourth night without electricity, water, food or heat in nearfreezing temperatures. Their fears are amplified by the threat of a meltdown inside a Japanese nuclear reactor. Water levels dropped precipitously Monday inside the reactor, twice leaving the uranium fuel rods completely exposed hours after a hy-

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Survivor found: Rescue workers carry an elderly man found alive under rubble Monday in Minamisanrikucho, Miyagi Prefecture. More than 10,000 people are feared dead on Honshu Island.

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Looking for loved ones: People check lists for survivors Monday in Natori City.

driving in neutral downhill and cutting the engine at every stoplight to save fuel. Gas stations on Honshu Island are limiting sales. “I have no idea when the next delivery will come,” said Ryoichi Araki, manager of an Eneos gas station in Shinjo, who blamed fires at an oil refinery in tsunami-hit Shiogama for the shortage of gasoline. Although Araki closed his station on Monday, he granted a few liters from his dwindling supplies to desperate drivers from the worst-affected areas. A follower of Buddhism, like most Japanese, Araki said his desire to help fellow citizens is more cultural than religious. “It’s a Japanese thing. When hard times hit, we have to help each other, and this spirit of cooperation is especially strong in rural areas,” said Araki, 39. Determined to return her life to normal, Akemi Higashiyama drove 90 minutes Monday from Miyagi Prefecture. She hoped for a full tank in Shinjo to power her daily commute to a camera lens factory near Furukawa. After a long wait at an Usami gas station, Higashiyama, 38, could buy only the day’s limit: 7 liters, for $12. Though disappointed, her greater concern was for colleagues at a plant farther east. “We haven’t heard from them since the quake,” she said.

drogen explosion tore through the building housing a different reactor. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano told reporters there were signs that fuel rods in three reactors appeared to be melting. “We can see the damage to our houses, but radiation? . . . We have no idea what is happening,” said Kyoko Nambu, 49. Because major highways are reserved for emergency vehicles, Sugiyama took to the back roads Sunday morning on his Suzuki motorbike. En route, he met snowy roads and switched to a car he hired that had winter tires. At a stop in Shinjo, Sugiyama said he has been Contributing: The Associated Press

Family burden climbs with Alzheimer’s cases By Mary Brophy Marcus USA TODAY

heimer’s Association. If people were more aware of Toll on caregivers early symptoms and were diagTaking care of those with nosed sooner, Kallmyer says, planAlzheimer’s and other dementias ning could help ease stress on pais putting a growing load on famtients and caregivers. ily and friends who serve as unpaid caregivers: “This disease is never going to be easy, but empowering patients Caregivers (in millions) to make financial and long-term 2009 care decisions early helps fam11 ilies,” she says. Keri Roaten, 22, of Corinth, 2010 Miss., cared for her grandmother 14.9 Eavie for five years at home and now visits her regularly in a nurs$202.6 Time and cost ing home. “I did everything from (in billions) bathing her to keeping her from $144 roaming around, to feeding her. I took care of the bills, grocery shopping — everything she had Hours of care Value been doing. I was still in high school,” says Roaten, who also 17 oversees all of her grandmother’s 12.5 medical needs. She gave up 2009 2010 2009 2010 cheerleading and a college opporSource: Alzheimer’s Association tunity, but says she does not regret it. By Frank Pompa, USA TODAY Never during all of those years says William Thies, chief medical of medical appointments has a and scientific officer of the Alz- physician offered caregiving sup-

port resources, she adds. “Knowing there were resources would have helped me a lot,” says Roaten, who recently started her own local support group. Family members like Roaten provide 17 billion hours of unpaid care, valued at $202.6 billion, according to the report. If Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers were the only residents of a single state, it would be the fifth-largest in the USA, Kallmyer says. Alzheimer’s expert Zoran Grujic, director of the Memory Assessment Program at Central Du Page Hospital’s Neurosciences Institute, in Winfield, Ill., says appointments with dementia patients are usually focused on their many medical issues, other diseases they might have and medications. “It’s easy to write a prescription,” Grujic says. But caregivers take the patient home, and then what? How do they manage a patient’s behavior and take care of their own health? “The problem needs to be addressed now,” he says.

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The number of people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease is swelling — and the number of unpaid caregivers for those with the brain-wasting condition continues to climb as well. Nearly 15 million unpaid caregivers help someone with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia in the USA — 37% more than last year, according to a report out Tuesday from the Alzheimer’s Association. “The toll on families is devastating,” says the association’s Beth Kallmyer, senior director of constituent services. “Stress is extremely high, and one-third are experiencing depression.” An estimated 5.4 million people are living with Alzheimer’s, a disease linked to aging; every 69 seconds, someone develops it. Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the country, and the only one among the top 10 that has no prevention or cure,

4 accused priests appear in court

Sniper called wife before being shot by police

By Gary H. Rawlins with staff and wire reports.

CHICAGO — Two Chicago-area book signings scheduled at Borders Books involving former Chicago mobster Frank Calabrese Jr. were canceled after an anonymous threat, a Borders official said Monday. “We can confirm that our Oak Brook store received a voice mail threatening violence should Mr. Calabrese’s scheduled book signings take place,” said Mary Davis, spokeswoman for Borders. “Given the controversial nature of the content of the book, we viewed this as a legitimate threat. The safety of our employees and our customers is of the utmost importance, and that is why we made the decision to cancel Mr. Calabrese’s events.” Oak Brook Police Chief Thomas Sheahan said a male caller who disguised his voice threatened anyone responsible for the Frank Calabrese Jr. book signings. PHILADELPHIA—Four Philadelphia area priests arrested last month on charges of sexually abusing or endangering minors returned to court for the first time Monday, sitting silently while their lawyers clashed with prosecutors and a judge over the validity of the charges and who was paying defense fees. None of those issues were resolved in the 75-minute hearing before Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Renee Cardwell Hughes. She ordered the defendants and their lawyers to submit written arguments on the issues and return March 25 for another hearing. Hughes also left unresolved a request by the defense for a preliminary hearing on the charges, which could force prosecutors to disclose some of their evidence and prove the case is worthy of a trial. — From wire reports

Man shot 4 officers, killing 2 in Virginia ASSOCIATED PRESS

VANSANT, Va. — A sniper who shot four sheriff’s deputies with a high-powered rifle, killing two, was talking to his wife on a cell phone as police closed in on him, telling her he was about to die. When he pulled out a pistol, police shot him to death.

Authorities were still trying to figure out Monday why a call about a suspected robbery at a salvage yard in rural southwest Virginia led to a shootout with deputies a day earlier. The gunman’s motive wasn’t clear, though Randy Newberry’s car had been impounded at the yard, and authorities didn’t think he had any previous run-ins with police. Newberry, 52, hid behind a tree and shot the first deputy to respond to the robbery report, Shane Charles, 25, author-

The officers were in critical condition Monday at separate hospitals.

ities and a witness said. A few minutes later, Eric Rasnake, 32, was wounded. The officers were in critical condition Monday at separate hospitals. Deputies Cameron

Justus, 41, and William Stiltner, 46, were later killed by Newberry, authorities said, as they helped set up a search perimeter less than two miles from the salvage yard. Roger Daniels, owner of Roger’s Service Center, called police after a neighbor doing yard work across the street from his business noticed Newberry and his vehicle on the property. Daniels told The Associated Press that he asked the man to block the vehicle so it couldn’t pull away.


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Future of Lansing ‘aerotropolis’ unclear Airport project hinges on tax incentives Snyder wants to cut MELISSA DOMSIC

DeWITT TWP. — Local officials are in a holding pattern over plans for an “aerotropolis” at Capital Region International Airport. The economic development project hinges on tax incentives Gov. Rick Snyder wants to eliminate. Officials from DeWitt Township and the city of Lansing in January announced

they were applying for a Next Michigan Development Corp., or “aerotropolis” designation, which allows municipalities to use tax incentives to attract manufacturing, distribution, technology and other businesses to the airport property. The program was created by state legislation passed in December. But last month, Snyder proposed a budget that would replace the state business tax with a 6 percent

corporate income tax and eliminate several business tax incentives, including those for brownfield redevelopment and renaissance zones. It’s unclear how Snyder’s proposal would affect the aerotropolis project, but the main benefits of the program revolve around incentives such as brownfield redevelopment tax credits or renaissance zones, which eliminate most state and local taxes in a designated area for a certain period of time. “A blanket approach to eliminating incentive tools may have some very negative, unintended consequenc-

PUBLIC HEARING DELAYED I DeWitt Township delayed a public hearing originally set for March 14 w

to discuss a 425 land, tax and services sharing agreement with the city of Lansing. A new date has not been set. w Officials originally said the aerotropolis would cover the 2,000-acre airport property and land within a mile of the airport. But state legislation would only allow the zone to include land owned by the airport and properties south of the airport along Grand River Avenue. es,” said Lansing Finance Director Jerry Ambrose. At this point, the city and township will continue working on a 425 agreement for land, tax and services sharing. The airport is in DeWitt Township. Many tax incentive programs, such as a tax abate-

ment on new personal property, are available in Lansing but not the township. A 425 agreement would allow those incentives in the township. “With every great idea, there’s challenges that you have to overcome,” said Rodney Taylor, DeWitt Town-


Buffet’s Berkshire buying Lubrizol

Gas climbs 8 cents in Lansing market

Gas prices jumped an average of 8 cents per gallon in the Lansing area last week. They surged 5 cents per gallon statewide. Dearborn-based auto club AAA Michigan reported Monday the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is at $3.60 per gallon. That’s up from $3.52 per gallon last week and $2.78 per gallon one year earlier. At www.lansing, where consumers log prices they see, gas ranged from $3.49 per gallon to $3.79 per gallon. Statewide, AAA Michigan said, gas is averaging $3.58 per gallon. That’s up from $3.53 per gallon last week and $2.76 per gallon one year earlier.


SAN FRANCISCO — Berkshire Hathaway Inc. said Monday it will buy specialty-chemicals maker Lubrizol Corp. in a deal valued at almost $10 billion, as Chairman Warren Buffett puts a big chunk of his cash pile to work. Berkshire agreed to acquire Lubrizol for $135 a share in an all-cash deal, which has been approved by the boards of both companies. The deal is valued at approximately $9.7 billion, including around $700 million in net debt. That makes it Buffett’s second-biggest acquisition in the past decade, after his 2010 purchase of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp., which valued the railroad operator at more than $40 billion, including debt. Berkshire had $38 billion in cash at the end of 2011. With short-term interest rates still near record lows, that money isn’t earning very much. Acquisitions can produce higher returns, if they’re done at the right price and they target the right businesses. Buffett told shareholders in late February he was looking for big acquisitions. Buffett’s latest deal values Lubrizol at about seven times earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, according to Jeff Matthews of hedge fund Ram Partners. That should “earn him more than the cash is right now,” added Matthews, author of “Pilgrimage to Warren Buffett’s Omaha.” Still, Matthews also said that Buffett, known as a value investor, is paying up for Lubrizol. The $135 a share purchase price represents a 28 percent premium over Lubrizol’s closing price on Friday, and is also 18 percent higher than Lubrizol’s all-time high share-closing price.


Postal workers union forges pact

Associated Press file photo

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service and the American Postal Workers Union said Monday they have reached tentative agreement on a new contract. If ratified by union membership, the deal would run through May 20, 2015, and cover about 205,000 postal employees. The union said the agreement calls for raises totaling 3.5 percent in three steps and protects jobs.

L.L. Bean revenue climbs during 2010

FREEPORT, Maine — After two consecutive years of declines, outdoors and clothing retailer L.L. Bean finished 2010 with a 5.7 percent increase in sales, the company said Monday. Revenue for the privately owned company came in at $1.44 billion for the fiscal year that ended Feb. 27, President and CEO Chris McCormick said. That was up from $1.37 billion one year earlier.


Renault agent charged with fraud

PARIS — A security agent for Renault has been charged with fraud and accused of inventing industrial espionage claims that led the French carmaker to wrongly suspect — and suspend — three executives, the state prosecutor said Monday. Michel Balthazard, Bertrand Rochette and Matthieu Tenenbaum were suspended Jan. 11 after Renault said it had discovered signs of espionage. The executives denied the allegations and investigators could not verify them. — From staff and wire reports

Now idled: Nissan Motor Co. idled its Oppama plant in Yokosuka near Tokyo until Wednesday as the government issued an energy conservation policy.

Japan automakers idle more factories Quake, tsunami put plants out of action for next several days GREG GARDNER Detroit Free Press

Japanese automakers idled more plants at least for the next few days as the government rolled out an energy conservation policy and supply chains are disrupted in the wake of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The depth of the post-tsunami damage still was being assessed. Over the weekend Tokyo Electric Power Co. warned of massive rolling blackouts through much of the country, including central Tokyo. Most businesses responded with self-imposed restraint on power use, particularly at night when shortages are expected to be most acute. Since Saturday, cooling systems malfunctioned at three separate reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. The crisis deepened late Monday when efforts to keep the core of the reactor covered with water failed.

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State must get tougher on academic cheaters


cademic cheating is an unacceptable act, one that should be treated as a serious matter, in all its forms. That’s why a national investigation that found potential cheating on standardized tests — cheating quite possibly organized or committed by teachers or administrators — is compelling and alarming. The report, by USA Today, the Detroit Free Press and several other Gannett newspapers, found 304 schools in six states and the District of Columbia that had scores so improbable, they should be reviewed. In Michigan, the Free Press found 34 schools, almost all in the Detroit area, where results were improbable, including nine with “highly improbable” scores. The data involve entire classes of students who went from under performing to excelling in a single year, with a dramatic jump in scores. In some cases, records indicate there were higher than average numbers of erasures on answer blanks, another red flag.

of cheating. The state does do random, unannounced visits to schools on test days to reduce likelihood of cheating. Still, the news reports jolted officials and lawmakers. The Department of Education announced it would review the Free Press’ findings. A Democratic lawmaker on the state House Education Committee said he To prevent cheating, Michigan should consider taking steps to review improbably large gains will request hearings on the topic. in standardized test scores. That’s a start. The state must be wise with its money, but a program that automatically reviews the most dramatic improveThe newspapers used experts to review ment or high instances of erasures should data. And those experts say these cases be considered. stretch statistical probability to the limit — Also, the Free Press found that, while they are so unlikely, they warrant follow up. the state invalidates scores after cheating Often, though, that follow up doesn’t is proved, it leaves discipline for those occur. Or, when it does, officials say the involved to school districts. The state needs evidence does not identify a culprit. Yet a uniform system of penalties. as testing becomes ever more important to It’s tempting to believe that hard work assessing school quality, it’s imperative that and effort will yield spectacular success. the test process be unassailable. But the state owes it to its students to be Michigan is among states that has not sure that success is real. routinely investigated rapidly rising scores. An LSJ editorial Instead, it responds to specific allegations

Additional oversight of standardized tests is needed


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Stand with unions

In Wisconsin, the average hard-working American is being faulted for wanting a good life. Most of these people are union members. They aren’t millionaires like many of the politicians who berate them. As long as 1 percent of Americans own 99 percent of the world’s wealth, I will never be able to blame them for our country’s current predicament, nor will I understand the rage from their neighbors over their success. The same scenario is now beginning to play out in Michigan. Our financial problems did not start with people wanting a better life. They started with greed and a government unwilling to get its priorities straight in the first place. May hope be with you. Donna Rose Meridian Township

Share burden fairly

There is much being said and written about solutions to both state and federal debts. Most of these solutions are at the expense of the poor and middle class, who are the least responsible for the creation of these debts. These solutions involve ending many tax credits except for the upper income and business, taxes on pensions, reduction in government services, education, aid to the cities, etc., etc., and ultimately Medicare and Social Security. The gap between the rich and poor has already been growing and the middle class is shrinking. This is clearly unjust. If there are to be cuts and reductions, the burden must be shared in a meaningful way by those in power. Anything less will lead to social unrest. Richard J. Hesse East Lansing

Don’t whine, take action

At a time when we are all struggling with righting the ship after the great recession, Tim Staudt’s useless whining about the perceived poor scheduling of the location for the Okemos/Holt hockey tournament game in Portage and the extra expense of traveling due to the near $4 per gallon gas prices screams of selfcenteredness, laziness and lack of both journalistic skill and leadership. Don’t complain, Tim, do something! Offer to make those re-scheduling phone calls, offer to alleviate the cost of fuel to the schools, then report on that. You would then be interesting to read and an ex-


clean air, clean water, safe water, safe food, safe drugs, safe cars, safe roads, safe money i.e. regulating banks, Wall Street, etc., safe homes, safe products, ample to follow. safe workplaces, safe hospitals, safe medical care, safe schools, safe air travel, Peter Bouchard Chicago, Ill. safety net for our nations’ most vulnerable, renewable energy, Social Security (not an entitlement; we pay into it every week of our work lives — we paid for it, earned it, etc.), Medicare, Medicaid, pubI am writing about an issue I find very lic broadcasting, any regulations for big pressing. I have recently become aware business, firefighters, law enforcement, of how many issues threaten our oceans. infrastructure, all social programs (they Oceans suffer from many issues includbenefit too many people that are not rich, ing pollution, over-exploitation, habitat etc.) loss, climate change and species invaWhat do they want to spend our tax sion. About 3.4 billion people depend dollars on? on marine products for food and other I keep hearing what they don’t want materials, but the supply is quickly to spend our tax dollars on, but not one depleting. word on what they do want to spend our Thousands of animals are starving or tax dollars on! choking to death because of garbage that Tell us, won’t you? makes its way into the ocean. There is a Deb Perkins giant island of trash called the Garbage Lansing Patch that is hundreds of miles big in the North Pacific Ocean. Another is beginning to form in the Atlantic. We are in danger of losing an extremely valuable resource. All I ask is that you Global warming is a serious issue in provide the public with a few helpful our world that needs to be recognized. websites that will encourage them to Global warming is the effect of pollution help save the ocean. I appreciate your that we create killing our ozone layer. As time and effort. we continue to pollute more the ozone layer keeps dwindling away. Kaylee Pierce In the last five years pollution has Mason caused the affects of global warming to be at its worst. If the rates of global warming continue to increase as much as they have in the past 20 years then in I am appalled at the way the firing the next 100 years, the polar ice caps will of the winning head coach, Bob Every, melt completely. of the Lansing Community College Girls The main idea to stop all this from Softball Program was handled. happening is to cut down on our fossil I had two granddaughters who played fuel emissions. If your destination is only for his program from 2004-2008, and I a mile away, then walk, or ride a bike. have nothing but praise for his dedicaAlso, you can choose to carpool with tion and passion for the sport of softball your buddies to work if you have a long and the success of his players. He was morning commute. a good role model and he always encourWe can also encourage other people to aged the girls to get it done in the classdo these things, but only by doing them room and for their education to be the yourself first. Global warming is a very number one priority. serious issue that is overlooked by the I would hope that LCC would move world. swiftly to get these allegations cleared James Meirndorf up, and give this man his coaching job Mason back so the girls don’t have to scrap their season. Sam Loeb Grand Ledge Thanks, Rick Snyder. Take from the poor and the middle class, then give to the rich. Sounds like our last Republican governor. What Republicans don’t want to spend Vote yes for unions! our tax dollars on: R. Barrera Education, good teachers, health care, Lansing

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Eulogies for David Broder still are tumbling from the fingertips of friends and fans. He was the dean of political journalists, a man both generous and gracious, a reporter’s reporter. Humble. All true. But what I haven’t heard him called yet is sweetie pie. He was that, too. A sweetheart — a kind, unpretentious presence in a world increasingly bereft of such qualities. Unlike so many who have written of Broder in the past several days, I didn’t know him well. I did meet him a few times, the first as part of The Washington Post’s recruitment strategy. KATHLEEN When I was invited to join the Post’s syndicate PARKER (The Washington Post Writers Group) five years ago, I was ferried around to meet two of the stable’s eminences — George Will and Broder. More or less, it was akin to securing an audience with the pope. If Will’s office, housed in a federalist building in Georgetown, is the Vatican, Broder’s was the catacombs. Stacked with newspapers, magazines and books, it was a hobbit hole for the insatiably curious. In today’s vernacular, he would be considered a hoarder. In the old-school world of newsrooms, he was merely a reporter surrounded by the bounty of his passion. One needn’t have known Broder personally to mourn his passing. He didn’t only represent the sort of reporting and analysis that made him a household word; he symbolized a now-bygone era and corresponded to a time when a reporter was a reporter (and proud of it). This is to say, he preceded the age of celebrity journalism and the narcissistic culture that drives the rapacious pursuit of attention. It was the work that attracted and defined Broder, not the fame that came to him. He was, in other words, the un-celebrity. Certainly Broder was known. Having appeared on television for decades, he was a recognizable figure. A regular on “Meet the Press,” he appeared on the set more than 400 times. But he also was an inconspicuous observer who moved quietly among everyday Americans. So much has changed since the young David Broder began his job. The few, the proud, the ink-stained wretches didn’t speak of “journalism careers” in those days. Among the things missing — and foreverto-be-missed by those of a certain age — is the sensory experience of putting out a daily newspaper: The clatter of typewriters, the swoosh of hard copy being sucked through vacuum tubes — a then-modern invention that was swifter than copy boys — the perfume of coffee, cigarette smoke and, yes, even a little alcohol around some desks. A collaborative act of creation, it is, like birth, both difficult and incomparably satisfying. A little miracle every day. Thus it was a palpable pleasure to enter the inner sanctum of Broder’s world. Alas, his office was cleared out a couple of years ago as part of a renovation. Too bad. It would have been nice to know that there was one place left on the planet where a messy desk wasn’t cause for human resources to issue a new decree, but was a monument to the creative chaos that once fueled the passions of a great reporter. And a sweetheart. What do you think? Write Kathleen Parker, Washington Post Writer’s Group, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, DC 20071.


6A • Tuesday, March 15, 2011 • Lansing State Journal

Some hospitals opening seniors-only ERs ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON — Many hospitals run emergency rooms just for children. Now a few are opening ERs specially designed for seniors, without all the confusion and clamor and with a little more comfort. It’s a fledgling trend, but expected to increase as the population rapidly grays. The question is whether they’ll truly improve care. “Older people are not just wrinkly adults. They have totally different needs,” says Dr. David John, who chairs the geriatric medicine division of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Modern ERs are best equipped to handle crises like gunshot wounds or car crashes, not the lengthy detective work it can take to unravel the multiple ailments that older people tend

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NORFOLK, Va. — Five Somali men convicted of piracy for attacking a U.S. Navy ship off Africa’s coast were sentenced to life in prison on Monday, although several of them said through an interpreter they wanted to appeal. The men also were sentenced to serve an additional 80 years in prison on other charges related to the attack on the USS Nicholas. Defense lawyers had argued the men were innocent fishermen who had been abducted by pirates and forced

What it’s like

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Caring for the elderly: The eight senior emergency rooms in Michigan are operated by Catholic make health system Trinity Health, including St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Livonia (above).

Seniors already 17 million ER visits a year, and 1 in 5 Americans will be 65 or older by 2030. St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, N.J., started a 14-bed Senior Emergency Center two years ago, and plans to open a larger one in the fall, said emergency medicine chair-

5 Somali pirates sentenced in Virginia to life in prison ASSOCIATED PRESS

opened around the country since the first in Silver Spring, Md., in 2008. The one in Maryland and eight in Michigan are operated by Catholic health system Trinity Health of Novi, Mich., which plans to open two in Iowa later this year, followed by more in other states.

to show up with, John says. Those older patients may not even have the same symptoms as younger people. They’re less likely to report chest pain with a heart attack, for instance, complaining instead of vague symptoms such as dizziness or nausea. Urinary tract infections sometimes cause enough confusion to be mistaken for dementia. And a study published in January called delirium and dementia an “invisible hazard” for many older patients because ERs don’t routinely check for not-too-obvious cognitive problems — yet such patients can’t accurately describe their symptoms or understand what they’re supposed to do at home.

to fire their weapons at the ship. But federal prosecutors argued during trial that the five had confessed to attacking the ship on April 1 after mistaking it for a merchant ship. The Nicholas, based in Norfolk, was part of an international flotilla fighting piracy in the seas off Somalia. The government said three of the men were in a skiff that opened fire on the Nicholas with assault rifles, then fled when sailors returned fire with machine guns. The other two men were found on a mother ship with weapons.

man Dr. Mark Rosenberg. “It’s still hustle and bustle, but it’s a couple notches down from the craziness of the main emergency department,” he said. The idea behind senior ERs: Put older patients in an area that’s a bit calmer

for team-based care to not just treat the problem that brought them to the hospital, but to uncover underlying problems — from depression to dementia to a home full of tripping hazards that might bring them back.

Rosenberg has documented a big drop in the number of seniors who make return visits since his center began day-after-discharge calls to monitor how they’re doing. There’s no official count, but at least a dozen selfdesignated senior ERs have


Nurses carry “pocket talkers,” small amplifiers that hook to headphones so they don’t have to yell if a patient’s hard of hearing. Mattresses are thicker, and patients who don’t need to lay flat can opt for cushy reclining chairs instead. Nonskid floors guard against falls. Forms are printed in larger type, to help patients read their care instructions when it’s time to go home. Pharmacists automatically check if patients’ routine medications could cause dangerous interactions. A geriatric social worker is on hand to arrange for Meals on Wheels or other resources. “In the senior unit, they’re just a lot more gentle,” says Betty Barry, 87, of White Lake, Mich.

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Laingsburg man championed GM to build Lansing plants MELISSA DOMSIC

LAINGSBURG — Art Baker, a proud union leader and legend among local General Motors Co. employees, has died. He worked for 48 years at GM and spent most of his tenure in elected positions, including shop committee and shop chairman of United Auto Workers Local 652, which represents hourly workers at the Lansing Grand River as-

sembly plant and Lansing Regional Stamping facility. Baker, of Laingsburg, died Sunday at age 71.

Worked to get area plants

Baker was involved with the union side of negotiations that helped persuade Detroit carmaker GM to build the Lansing Grand River assembly plant, Lansing Regional Stamping Baker and the Lansing Delta Township assembly plant, whose hourly workers are represented by UAW Local 602. “That was his whole life, his

very pride, to personally be part of the team responsible for bringing in the Lansing Grand River plant and the Delta plant,” said Gale Baker, his wife of 42 years. The two assembly plants turn out five vehicles — the Cadillac CTS and STS lines at Lansing Grand River and the Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia and Chevrolet Traverse crossovers. There are a total of nearly 4,600 hourly workers at the two plants, and another 243 at Lansing Regional Stamping. Baker was the longest-standing shop chairman in Local 652’s history, said Chris “Tiny” Sherwood, who served as president from 2002 to 2008.

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4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Laingsburg Chapel. w The funeral is at 11 a.m. Thursday at the same location. “Art was a very gifted negotiator, to say the least,” Sherwood said. Baker had the UAW’s membership at heart, UAW International servicing representative Melvin Coleman said. “He wanted all the jobs that he could get in the Lansing area for his members,” Coleman said.



Vickki Dozier’s column will return March 22.


John Schneider’s column will return March 22.

‘A true outdoorsman’

He also was well-respected among GM management, said Mike Meade, a former co-worker and longtime friend. “He had good rapport with all those people,” Meade said. Aside from his dedication to the local union workers, Baker loved to hunt, fish and bird watch, Gale Baker said. “Anybody who knows him knows that he was a true outdoorsman, a man for all seasons,” she said.

Waverly approves closing of school

$2.5M to go toward MSU E. coli research Shannon Manning would have felt more comfortable sitting in the back row, away from the limelight or as much limelight as a room of three dozen people can generate. But when someone gives you $2.5 million, it’s hard to argue about sitting front and center. And so she was, right next to Roger Beachy, director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, who had made the trip to Michigan State University on Monday to announce the grant in person. Manning is a molecular biologist and epidemiologist at MSU. The $2.5 million is for a project to study shiga toxin producing E. coli — the acronym is STEC — in Michigan dairy and feedlot cattle. But if the focus of the work will be on cows and the diseasecausing bacteria that live in and are subsequently expelled from their digestive tracts, the purpose of the project is human health. “Each year nearly 100,000 people become ill due to E. coli contamination in the food that they eat,” Beachy said, in the opening minutes of his remarks. As for the bacterium itself, “We know that it’s there. We know that it makes it through slaughter houses. We know that it’s found in water. A lot of things we don’t know, however.” A lot of the research on E. coli has been focused on how to get rid of it rather than really trying to understand it, Manning said. Which leaves any number of open questions: why some cows “shed” high amounts of E. coli while others barely do so at all, whether cows that seem to be persistently colonized might actually be getting rid of one genetic variant of the bacteria and picking another, what roles if any are played by microbes or bovine genetics or farm maintenance. “It’s a very multidisciplinary project,” Manning said. “We have faculty involved with this who represent five different departments on campus and three different colleges.” She spoke for one minute and 12 seconds. Beachy moved on to other grant recipients, three who had pulled in awards of close to $1 million for work related to biofuel production and its environmental consequences, one who is sharing in a major grant to the University of Michigan for work on childhood obesity.

“He was willing to work with the company to try to work out agreements to make sure that not only we got work but that we retained the work here.”

Move to save $240K; board also votes to reconfigure 3 others KATHLEEN LAVEY

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In court: Joseph Donovan (right) and his attorney Richard Convertino listen during closing arguments Monday. Donovan is accused of raping two women.

Jury deliberating in trooper’s rape case Two women accuse DeWitt man, 49, of assaults in 2008 LAURA MISJAK

The fate of a Michigan State Police trooper accused of raping two women he met at a south Lansing strip club three years ago is now in a jury’s hands. Joseph Donovan, 49, of DeWitt, faces nine counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in connection with allegations he raped the women in 2008. The two women’s credibility was argued by attorneys during closing arguments Monday. The Lansing State Journal does not identify alleged victims of sexual assault.

Court statements

One of the women, a former waitress at Cheetah’s, testified that Donovan raped her at a home on Newton Street in the early-morning hours of March 18, 2008, after he said he would drive her to a local diner after work. She testified that she ran away from the home, leaving personal items, to the Flap

Jack near the Frandor Shopping Center where she got a ride to Grand Ledge with a stranger. The second woman, who was a patron at Cheetah’s, said Donovan raped her after the two first began having consensual oral sex at her apartment April 14, 2008. She testified that she moved from her apartment and couldn’t see her children for days after the incident due to the trauma. Donovan’s attorney, Richard Convertino, said the charges are “flimsy allegations, accusations without basis.” Convertino said the first woman’s statements to police and testimony have been inconsistent, and he questioned her timeline of events. He also said the second woman had about 12 shots of liquor while on several medications before the incident. “The credibility of both of these women is extremely questionable,” he said. Genesee County Assistant Prosecutor Tamara Phillips, who is prosecuting the case because Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III recused his office, tried to pick apart Convertino’s points during her closing rebuttal. “Women do not run without all their clothes or belongings from

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whether to convict Michigan State Police Trooper Joseph Donovan on nine counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

a house to a stranger after consensual sex. ... Women don’t sit in an apartment for days crying and smoking cigarettes and move to a different apartment because they had consensual sex,” Phillips told the jurors.

On unpaid leave

She said Donovan could have chosen the women because they would seem less credible to police and even a jury. She also said the alleged victims have had three years to recant any allegations about Donovan, and have stuck to their accounts of the incidents. Donovan opted not to testify at trial, and told Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina that he believes his attorney has done “an excellent job” during the monthlong trial. Donovan, a 21-year veteran of the state police assigned to the Lansing post, has been on unpaid leave since March 2008, according to a state police spokeswoman.

DELTA TWP. — The Waverly school district will close one elementary school and reconfigure the remaining three into an early childhood center and two second-, third- and fourth-grade buildings. The Waverly school board voted 7-0 Monday night to make the move after months of discussing possibilities in community forums. The board will discuss at its March 28 meeting which building will close. “The building that will be closed has not yet been selected,” Superintendent Debra Jones said Monday. Jones wants to get details hammered out by the end of the school year for a school transition next fall. She said closing one building is estimated to save the district about $240,000. She said the district currently has some elementary classes that are at capacity and some that are small, so reconfiguring grades could even out class sizes. That means it might not have to replace three elementary teachers who plan to retire at the end of the year, which would be an additional savings. “We didn’t have one negative comment,” Jones said of the community forums. “The community as a whole realized we needed to make a change. This definitely will create a better academic program for Waverly students.” Last winter, a task force recommended closing Elmwood and Windemere View elementary schools. The board declined to do so at that time. Besides saving money, the reconfiguration plan would concentrate resources for the district’s youngest learners into one place. The school district’s budget is about $30 million and it serves just over 3,000 students. Reporter Mary Jo White contributed to this report.

Lansing police, fire could face big cuts Official: Rejection of tax proposal may bring 120 layoffs KEVIN GRASHA

Lansing police and fire departments face significant cuts if a proposed property tax increase is not authorized by voters, Finance Director Jerry Ambrose told City Council members Monday.

Between 150 and 200 city positions — many of those police officers and firefighters — would be eliminated to help close a $20 million budget gap, Ambrose said. No final decisions have been made, Ambrose said, but officials said as many as 60 firefighters and 60 police officers could be laid off. Other cuts include eliminating road reconstruction projects and sidewalk maintenance as well as more furlough days for non-emergency city employees. The May 3 ballot question would allow the council to raise $8.5 mil-

lion. Ambrose also raised the possibility that about $7 million in state revenue sharing could be restored. Police Chief Teresa Szymanski said in a statement that the cuts would make it impossible to maintain the level of street patrols now in place. Instead of having 17 to 19 officers deployed at any one time, there would be 13 to 15, she said. Initiatives like community policing, school resource officers and the department’s motorcycle division would likely be reduced or eliminated, she said. Fire Chief Tom Cochran said in

a statement that the cuts to his department would result in longer response times for fires and other emergencies. Three of the city’s eight fire stations could close. Ambrose’s cuts assume that the budget deficit will be $20 million. In an interview, Councilman Brian Jeffries said that number is likely inflated and makes assumption such as every vacant city position being filled. Still, Jeffries said the budget situation is so dire, there may be



LOCAL STATE 2 from Lansing face charges in robbery, chase

2B • Tuesday, March 15, 2011 • Lansing State Journal

DeWITT TWP. — A 26-year-old Lansing man and a 35-year-old Lansing woman face several charges in connection with an armed robbery and police chase in a stolen vehicle that crashed into a porch.

Police said the robbery happened Sunday evening at a Taco Bell restaurant, 2809 N. East St. in Lansing. Nicholas Duel White allegedly walked into the restaurant armed with a handgun and left with an undisclosed amount of cash. Officers then located White in a 1997 Buick Cen-


Delta Township

claims representative, died Monday. Arrangements by Gorseline-Runciman Funeral Home, East Chapel, East Lansing.

tury. A short chase ensued, but it was called off, Lansing police said. Shortly after, Clinton County sheriff’s deputies found the Buick on Turner Road in DeWitt Township and tried to stop the car. White Reeser The driver refused to stop and a short chase ensued porch at a house on Sheruntil the car crashed into a idan Road, Detective Sgt.

student, died Sunday of natural causes. Services 11 a.m. Thursday at Dodge Funeral Home, Middleton.

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Morrice w Schafer, Joseph “Junior,”

79, of Morrice, formerly of Lansing, tile installer, died Monday. Graveside services noon Wednesday at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery, Fowler. Arrangements by Osgood Funeral Home, Goerge Chapel, Fowler.

(Mascho), 81, of Grand Ledge, formerly of Mason, died Saturday. SerElsie vices noon Wednesday at w Betts, James Finley, 73, of Gorsline Runciman FuOkemos Elsie, U.S. Postal Service neral Homes, Ball Dunn w Foster, Curtis Mason Jr., letter carrier, died Sunday. Chapel, Mason. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday infant son of Curtis FosHolt at Smith Family Funeral ter Sr. and Dawn Bruw Mayes, Carl L., 87, of Homes, Elsie Chapel. nette, of Okemos, died East Lansing Holt, died Saturday. SerSaturday. Arrangements Fowler w Forbord, Delphine Marie, vices 2:30 p.m. Wednesby Riley Funeral Home, day at Estes-Leadley Fu92, of East Lansing, retired w Price, Chris, 18, of Fowler, Lansing. neral Homes, Holt-Delhi St. Louis Chapel. w Miller, Samuel Bertrand III, More on Page 3B Lyons 82, of St. Louis, realty spew Pline, Dottie L., 60, of cialist, died Thursday. PriLyons, died Friday. Servate services will be held. Arrangements by Smith For paid obituary notices, vices 11 a.m. today at Family Funeral Homes, call 377-1104 Schrauben-Lehman Funeral Home, Portland. St. Louis Chapel.

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Delta Township, retired state systems analyst, died Saturday. Services 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Gerard Catholic Church. Arrangements by Tiffany Funeral Home, Lansing.


Arthur V. Baker

Laingsburg Arthur V. Baker, age 71 passed away on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at Sparrow Hospital, Lansing. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Watkins Brothers Funeral Home, Laingsburg Chapel with Pastor John Walworth officiating. Family will meet with friends on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Laingsburg Cemetery. Arthur was born on March 1, 1940 in Lansing, the son of George and Margaret (Bergin) Baker. He graduated from Bath High School, class of 1958. Following High School he served in the U.S. Army. On February 22, 1969 he married Gale Griffith in Lansing. Arthur retired from G.M in 2008 after 48 years working as a U.A.W. Negotiator. He was a member of local 652 serving as Chairman of the Bargaining Committee for 31 years Arthur is survived by his wife Gale, three children, George (Jodi) Baker of E. Lansing, Marian (Tom) Reblin of FL and Elizabeth (Joshua) Wallberg of Davison, grandchildren, Bonnie Baker, and Aubrey and Gus Wallberg, his mother Margaret of Laingsburg, many nieces and nephews and brother and sister in-laws. He was predeceased by his father George in 1996. Online condolences can be sent to



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son, retired General Motors engineer, died Saturday. Services 1 p.m. Wednesday at Fellowship Bible Church, Mason. Arrangements by EstesLeadley Funeral Homes, Holt-Delhi Chapel.

Alvina Farhat

Age 88, died March 12, 2011. Survived by children Barry L. Farhat, Sue Faggion; 7 grandchildren. She was predeceased by son Allen J. Farhat. Services will be Wednesday, March 16 at 2:30p.m. at the V.F.W. 701, 123 Rosemary.

James Finley Betts

Elsie James Finley Betts, age 73, died Sunday, March 13, 2011 at University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes Elsie Chapel on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Kathy Leydorf will officiate. Visitation will be held on from Tuesday, March 15, 2011 from 4-8 p.m. at Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie Chapel. Jim was born in Saginaw, Michigan, on February 1, 1938, the son of Herbert A. and Weltha C. (Finley) Betts. He graduated from Elsie High School with the class of 1955. On February 11, 1961 he married Janet Jorae at St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Johns, Michigan; they had just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Jim was a letter carrier for the Post Office in Owosso for 30 years and he also had worked at MMPA in Ovid for 10 years. After his retirement, Jim worked at CarQuest in Owosso, delivering parts to local garages. He was an avid knife collector. He enjoyed spending his summers at Pretty Lake with his grandchildren and wintering in Lakeland, Florida. Jim was a member of the NRA and National Knife Collectors Association. He is survived by his wife Janet Betts of Elsie, MI, two daughters; Brenda Betts of Champaign, IL and Michele Betts of Owosso, MI, two grandchildren; Hailee and Noah, one sister Nancy and Reg Gulick of Ithaca, MI, two brothers; Bud and Julie Betts of Harrison, MI, and Ron and Judy Betts of Owosso, MI, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents. Memorials may be made to the Elsie Public Library, P.O. Box 545, Elsie, Michigan 48831. Online condolences may be sent to The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes Elsie Chapel Elsie, Michigan.

motor vehicle and driving on a suspended license. The Buick was reported stolen from a driveway in Lansing Township at 6 a.m. Saturday, officials said. White and Reeser are suspects in several other armed robberies in the Lansing area, Lansing police Lt. Noel Garcia said.

City: $20M deficit assumed CONTINUED FROM 1B

no choice but to cut public safety. Residents, he said, should brace for a reduction in services. The city, Jeffries said, has not effectively dealt with a structural deficit for the last several years. “We haven’t made cuts that actually change the structure,” he said, adding: “We kept putting band-aids

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Eileen (Stacy) Barnett

Okemos Eileen (Stacy) A. (Peppard) Barnett of Okemos, Michigan passed on March 13, 2011 at the age of 83 after a hard fought battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was the daughter of Augustine and Stella (Miller) Peppard. Stacy grew up Detroit, MI. and met her husband Dick of 54 years while attending Michigan State University. Stacy was preceded in death by her husband . Stacy and Dick owned The Barnett Insurance Agency together for over twenty years. After retiring, Stacy and Dick enjoyed taking weekend trips to Lake Michigan and walks with their dog Mariah. Surviving are her loving family: daughters, Lisa Battaglia, Annie (Randy) Stephens; son, Christopher (Judi Lester) Barnett , 8 grandchildren; Bradley (Amy) and Michael Barnett, Mark (Andi), Lauren, and Stephanie Battaglia, Nicole, Kristie, and Kareena Stephens. Services will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. at Saint Mary Catholic Church, 157 High Street. Williamston, MI. Visitation will be held at the church at 11 a.m. prior to the service. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Alzheimer’s foundation. The family is being served by the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be sent at

Granbury, Texas, formerly of Lansing, musician, died Friday. Graveside services 1 p.m. Thursday at Ridgelawn Cemetery, Breckenridge. Arrangements by Lux & Whiting Funeral Chapel, Breckenridge.

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& DEATHS&FUNERALS Sharon Whitesel

Sharon Whitesel died on March 11, 2011 in Sandpoint, Idaho at the age of 68 after a long illness stemming from lung cancer. A memorial tribute will be held locally in April. Sharon, the oldest of four children, was born on January 5, 1943, to Wayne and Grace Gruesbeck in Perry, Michigan. She graduated at the top of her class from Eaton Rapids High School in Eaton Rapids, Michigan. In 1962 she married Thomas Lynn Black and they moved to Great Falls, Montana. The couple had two children, Ted (Phillis) Black of Glendale, Arizona, and Amy (Neil) Bosworth of Woodbridge, Virginia. She was later divorced. Sharon graduated from the University of Montana and taught in the Choteau, Montana, public schools for 16 years. In 1987, at the age of 44, she entered Gonzaga Law School, graduating in 1990. After graduation, she served as a law clerk for the Montana Supreme Court. She entered into private practice in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and later moved to Sandpoint where she was a law clerk for the Hon. James R. Michaud. After a stint as a sole practitioner, Sharon concluded her legal career as a law clerk for the Hon. Steve Verby. She retired in 2006 due to health reasons. In 2000, Sharon married William F. (Bill) Whitesel, who survives her. Sharon was deeply grateful for her husband¹s unfailing love, care and support after she became ill in 2005. Sharon was blessed to have four grandchildren, Reid, Thomas, Maggie, and Hugh, who didn’t begin to arrive until she was 61. Sharon loved the mountains and enjoyed hiking and backpacking in the Wind Rivers in Wyoming and along the eastern front of the Rockies. She had a lifelong love of Glacier National Park, especially during the times she hiked there with Bill. Sharon played duplicate bridge and was a bronze life mas ter. She and Bill enjoyed traveling to bridge tournaments in the northwestern U.S. and Canada, as well as playing in Hawaii. Sharon was preceded in death by her father. Besides her husband at the family home in Sandpoint, and her children, and grandchildren, she is survived by her mother Grace Gruesbeck of Eaton Rapids, Michigan, and her mother-inlaw, Marie Whitesel, of Coeur d¹Alene. Sharon also leaves a brother, Robert (Barbara) Gruesbeck, and two sisters, Phyllis Boyd, and Carolyn (Dan Chunko) McNamara, of Eaton Rapids, Michigan. Sharon is survived by step-children Beth (Luis) Opazo of Florida, Lois (Paul) Major of Colorado, Mary Fillipinetti of Arizona, William (Maria) Whitesel, Jr., of Georgia, Brenda (Bill) Sells, Todd (Bettina) VanCleve of Texas and Michael Whitesel of Portland, OR, as well as by Nicholas (Jill) Whitesel of Sandpoint. She also is survived by step-grandchildren, Arlette, Danny, Lucy, Victor, Naomi, Malcolm, Chloe, Brenden, Sydney, Nathan, Conner, Emma, Henry, and Eleanor. Visit Sharon’s memorial at

David Alan Wylie

DeWitt David Alan Wylie, 55, of DeWitt, passed away suddenly on Thursday March 3, 2011. David was born in Detroit on August 15, 1955, the son of Dr. John Herman Wylie, Jr. and Mary Blazquez Wylie. He grew up in Okemos. David was a Registered Nurse, obtaining a BSN from Michigan State University in 1983. For the past 25 years, David worked for the State of Michigan in service to the elderly, advocating for their rights and ensuring a quality, comfortable life for them. He is survived by his sons, Nathan Wylie of Bishop CA, Jacob Wylie of San Francisco CA, and their mother, Jennifer Weakland of Annapolis MD; parents, John and Mary of Grayling; siblings, Cathy (Steve) Hallenbeck of Buckeye AZ, Michael (Angela) Wylie of Brighton, Robert Wylie (Karen Cahoy) of Lakeside AZ, Carol Lentz (Amy Brow) of Ann Arbor, Lisa (Rudy) Bulko of Concord; aunt, Martha Pride of Berea KY; aunt/uncle, Angie and Louis DeLuca of Lake Charles LA; nieces/nephews, Melissa Wylie, Leon Albert, Miles Lentz, Samuel Wylie, Corey Lentz, Hunter Brow, Ake Youngdahl, Anna Bulko, Reuben Bulko, Joseph Bulko, Gwendolyn Bulko; close friend, Rhonda Blackledge, her son Matthew Stevens; and many cousins. All agree that David was an open-minded deep thinker. He was kind, accepting, dependable and an intent listener. His non-judgmental attitude and willingness to be of service made him welcomed everyplace he visited. David’s love of the natural world made him truly at home in the outdoors. Many of his greatest pleasures came from experiencing new landscapes and watching the mysteries of life unfold before him. He enjoyed bowling, and we particularly remember him bowling an 816 series in 1995. David’s light-hearted humor and relaxing presence eased our minds and always left us smiling. He will be missed more than words can express. A memorial service will be held on Saturday March 19 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 210 W Saginaw Hwy, Grand Ledge. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that gifts be given in the form of a donation in David’s memory to Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Charitable Service Trust

Robert R. Bailey

St. Joseph Robert R. Bailey, 72, formerly of Lansing, MI, passed away Monday, March 14, 2011 at his home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, in St. Joseph, with Fr. Alphonse officiating. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday at East Lawn Memory Gardens, Okemos, MI. Friends may call from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, in St. Joseph. A Native Ceremonial Prayer will be held at 7:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hospice at Home. Those wishing to sign Robert’s Memory Book online may do so at w w w . s t a r k s He was born June 23, 1938 in Peshawbestown, MI, to Raymond & Josephine Bailey. He graduated from Sutton’s Bay High School in 1957. He earned a B.S. and an M.A. from Michigan State. In 1965, he married Sally Ferris. Robert began his career as a teacher at West Junior High School in Lansing. In 1972, he was hired as the first Director of Native American Programs at Northern Michigan University. In 1979 he was hired as an Education Consultant by the State of Michigan, retiring in 1997. Robert was a member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians. He and Sally attended St. Joseph Catholic Church. He was an avid fan of MSU Basketball and in his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf and playing the piano. Robert is survived by his wife Sally; two sons: Brian (Amy) Bailey of St. Joseph, MI, Brent (Eileen) Bailey of Corona, CA; two grandchildren: Jessica and Parker; three brothers: Rudolph (Laura) Bailey, Richard (Elaine) Bailey, and Greg Bailey, all of Peshawbestown; two sisters: Ruth (John) Bussey of Manistee, MI and Carol (Gary) Varda of Norway, MI; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and a very special friend, Jeanne Stewart of Lansing.

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Deaths & Funerals also appear on Page 2B Death notices also appear on Page 2B Clayton Stevens

Lansing Age 72, died March 13, 2011; born January 3, 1939 in Cheboygan, Michigan. Mr. Stevens was past Commander of VFW Post # 6132 for 15 years, and was very devoted to helping our Veterans when and wherever possible. He owned and operated Masters Heating and Air Conditioning in Lansing for 30 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Delores Milbourne; brother, Leaton Stevens, 1st wife, Anita Stevens and 2nd wife, Judith Masseau. Surviving are his 2 daughters, Karen (Butch) Kimball and Dawn Middaugh; step-daughters, Janell (Kevin) Barker and Andrea Masseau; 2 step-sons, Charlie Erisman and Michael Erisman; 5 grandchildren; 1 brother, Russell Stevens; 1 sister, Judy (Tom) Pease. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 17, at Noon at the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 900 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing with Chaplain Kenneth W. Lentz of VFW Post # 6132, officiating. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Lansing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Those desiring may make contributions to VFW Post # 6132 in memory of Mr. Stevens. On line condolences may be sent at:

Marklyn G. Hornung

Lansing Marklyn "Mark" G. Hornung, age 64, passed away March 14, 2011 in Lansing, MI. He was born April 10, 1946 in Saginaw, MI, son to the late Thomas and Elva (Munsell) Hornung. Mark was the former owner of Landscape Architects and Planners, and was a member of the Grand Ledge Jaycees. Survivors include his wife of 7 years, Lee Ann Foreback, 2 daughters, Cindy (John) Buchweitz of Grand Ledge and Becky (Jason) Spettel of Portage; 2 stepsons, Andy (Jillianne) Shaffer of Ada and Ron Shaffer of Lansing, 8 grandchildren and sister, Clara Shaw of Oscoda. He was also predeceased by his first wife of 30 years, Jean M. Smith; brother Art Hornung and sister Martha Huckins. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 17th 11:00 a.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 517 S. Clinton, Grand Ledge, MI 48837, with Rev. Richard McKenzie officiating. Interment will follow at Delta Center Cemetery, Delta Twp., Eaton Co. The family will receive friends Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge. For those desiring, contributions may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church in memory of Mark Hornung. Online condolences may be made at

Karen C. Kingsbury

Zephyrhills, FL Age 64, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2011 in Zephyrhills. She was born August 7, 1946 in Adrian, MI. Mrs. Kingsbury was a member of Redeemer United Methodist Church in DeWitt, the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary #1039 and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary #671. She worked for over 30 years for Consumers Energy as a Senior Damage Claims Administrator. Karen enjoyed bowling, golfing, traveling, playing cards and spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Oliver O. Kingsbury of Zephyrhills; son, Lance Kingsbury of DeWitt, MI; 2 daughters, Lisa (Kent) Haase of Midland, MI and Lorri Kingsbury of Northville, MI; 5 grandchildren, Evan, Aidan and Edie Haase and Kenna and Cooper Kingsbury; 2 brothers, Robert L. (Mary Ann) Rau of Tecumseh, MI and Peter (Pam) Rau of Morenci, MI; sister, Kay Fisher of Palmyra, MI; and special friend, Judy O’Reilly. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Evlyn (King) Rau; brother-in-law and sister-in-law. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at Redeemer United Methodist Church, 13980 Schavey Rd., DeWitt, with the Rev. Dr. Rodney J. Kalajainen officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 205 E. Washington, DeWitt. Online condolences may be made at:

Carl L. Mayes

Holt Born January 3, 1924, in Crystal, MI, the son of Matthew Mayes and Lina Davenport-Mayes, passed away March 12, 2011, at the age of 87, after an extended illness. He was a veteran of WWII, member of the 3rd Army, 53rd Reif. Btn. serving in the European Theater from 1943-1945. Carl was a longtime employee of Hausman CorporationCapitol Steel Division in purchasing, retiring in 1989. He enjoyed golf and traveling with his soul-mate and spouse of 62 years, Pauline, who passed away in 2008. Surviving are: sons, Donald (Ava) Mayes of Haslett, and Blair (Gloria) Mayes of Williamston; grandchildren, Andrew S. (Maricris) Mayes of Evanston, IL, Jen (Aaron) Kerr of Wyoming, MI, Haley (Bryan) Scribner of Portland, MI, Abby Mayes of Tempe, AZ, Chelsea (Greg) Brown of East Lansing; and 8 great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. Private interment will take place in Evergreen Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Burcham Hills Foundation, or to the First Presbyterian Church of Holt in memory of Carl Mayes.




olic Church. She enjoyed volunteering and helping with elementary students in her later years. Angelina enjoyed many things in her life but her family was her true love, especially her grandchildren. A loving mother, grandmother, aunt and friend will be dearly missed by all that knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose "Joe" Peña; infant twin daughters, Mary and Helen Peña; infant son, Ruben Peña; sister, Hortencia Garcia and brothers, Raymundo and Armando Cena; uncle, Matias Rodriguez. Angelina is survived by her loving children, Jo Ann Pena, Jackie (Bill) Klanecky, Bob (Loretta) Peña, Julie (Joe) Barr and Jesse Lasorda; brothers, Frank (Carmella) Cena, Ernesto Cena and Ramiro (Irma) Cena; sister-in-laws, Inez Cena, Romaine Cena, Maria Luisa Smith and Loretta Vargas; brotherin-law, Rafael Peña; great aunt, Betty Rodriguez; grandchildren, Donald and Angela Barr, Joseph and Alex Klanecky, Joey and Jesse Peña and Anthony Lasorda. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and special friends. The family would like to give a special thanks to Michelle Massey and Sue Flowers for being good neighbors who are considered part of the family. Celebration of the Funeral Mass will be Thursday, March 17, 2011, 11:00 a.m. at St. Casimir Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Bill Lugger as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends, Wednesday, March 16, 2011, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Palmer, Bush & Jensen Family Funeral Home, Lansing Chapel where a rosary will be prayed at 7:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Foundation in memory of Angelina. Condolences can be made to the family at .

Norma M. Hoskins

Mason Norma M. Hoskins, 77, died March 13, 2011. She passed away surrounded by her husband, 2 sons, and her beloved Sheltie, "Lassie". Norma was born April 27, 1933 in Williamston, MI to Max and Lydia (Cole) Eifert. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Robert and Howard Eifert; and one sister, Ruth Kruger. Surviving are her husband of 56 years, Donald; 2 sons, Richard and Roger; 2 grandchildren, Taylor and Ashley; 3 sisters-inlaw, Muriel Fetters, Alice Eifert, Gertrude Eifert; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held 12:00 p.m. Thursday, March 17, 2011, at the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 621 S. Jefferson, Mason, MI with Rev. Chris Bigg officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Leslie, MI. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 5-8 p.m.. Those desiring may make contributions to Hospice Advantage, 801 S. Waverly Road, Suite 304, Lansing, MI 48917; or, Heartwood School, 625 Hagadorn Road, Mason, MI 48854. On-line condolences may be made at

Carroll Bart Smith

Carroll Bart Smith was taken too early from this world to be with our Lord. On January 12, 2011 Bart died of injuries sustained in a car accident in Callahan Florida. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Amy Sue (Hawkins) and son Carroll Robert, age 8, his parents Carroll W. and Alexandra (Dexter) Smith, siblings, Alicia (Jim) Rice, Mandy Myers and Mark (Terry) Smith. He also is survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews. Bart was born January 26, 1968 in Battle Creek Michigan and spent most of his life in rural Nashville area. He and his family had relocated to Callahan FL last summer for a new job at Anchor Glass. Bart graduated from Maple Valley High School in 1986 and enlisted in the Marines for two years. He worked in several factories in the Hastings and Olivet areas until he became an electrician starting his career with Richardson Electric Co in 1999 and then with Owens Illinois in 2006, where he worked until the closing of the factory. Bart was very active at Bellevue United Methodist Church in Bellevue, MI. For many years he was responsible for making the sermon recording for shut-ins. He served on the board and many special project committees. Bart enjoyed Dungeon and Dragons and his many buddies that played these games with him. He enjoyed hunting deer in the fall and had taken Amy and Robbie at different times with him to the woods. He had many friends and special people in his life. Many people will dearly miss him. There is a fund set up for medical and college expenses, any memorial donations may be sent to United Methodist Church in Bellevue. There will be a memorial service for Bart Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 4 p.m. at Bellevue United Methodist Church. In Loving Memory of . . .

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HIGH SCHOOL Boys basketball-area regionals CLASS A at Caledonia Mon.–Lansing Eastern 74, East Kentwood 62 Kalamazoo Central 60, Jackson 57 Wed.–final: Eastern (18-5) vs. Kalamazoo Central (21-3), 7 p.m. CLASS B at Fowlerville Mon.–Sexton 66, Williamston 42 Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard 77, Olivet 72 Wed.–final: Sexton (22-2) vs. Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard (9-13), 7 p.m. CLASS B at Three Rivers Mon.–Sturgis 43, Charlotte 40 Dowagiac 70, South Haven 64 Wed.–final: Sturgis (19-5) vs. Dowagiac (15-6), 7 p.m. CLASS C at Ravenna Mon.–Muskegon Western Michigan Christian 56, Clare 55 Ithaca 59, Grand Rapids Covenant Christian 41 Wed.–final: Ithaca (18-6) vs. Muskegon West Michigan Christian (17-7), 7 p.m. CLASS C at Springport Mon.–Flint Beecher 55, Laingsburg 48 Hanover-Horton 49, Albion 45 Wed.–final: Flint Beecher (21-2) vs. HanoverHorton (20-2), 6 p.m. CLASS D at Webberville Mon.–Fulton 57, Big Rapids Crossroads 45 Muskegon Catholic 74, Lansing Christian 60 Wed.–final: Fulton (22-2) vs. Muskegon Catholic Central (15-9), 7 p.m.

Boys basketball-homeschool ST. JOHNS 60, FAYETTEVILLE (ARK.) 35 SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Jordan Smith led St. Johns to a first round win over Fayetteville in the 64 team National Homeschool Basketball Tournament with 11 points. The Warriors for Christ, who have competed in this tournament for the last nine years and have finished as high as fifth place, took third in their regional and are seeded ninth. ST. JOHNS: Casey Rose 1 0-0 3, Matt Cyrus 3 0-0 7, Michael Lowe 4 0-0 8, Eric Hamilton 4 0-0 8, Trevor Coules 2 0-0 5 Jordan Smith 4 1-1 11, Cody Fleifcher 2 0-0 4, Austin Irrer 2 2-2 6, Caleb Friesen 2 2-2 6, Calvin Irrer 1 0-0 2. Totals 25 5-5 60 FAYETTEVILLE: Josh Barrett 2 5-6 9, Phillip Glenn 1 0-0 2, Eli Skelton 0 1-1 1, Josh Cleveland 1 1-2 3, Luke Skelton 1 0-0 2, Travis Altermien 2 2-2 8, Nikki Burnett 2 0-0 4, Justin Roach 3 0-0 6. Totals 12 9-11 35 St. Johns 26 10 22 2–60 Fayetteville 4 12 11 8–35 3-point goals–Rose, Coulis Cyrus, Smith 2, Altermien 2. Fouls–St. Johns 9, Fayetteville 10

Girls basketball-quarterfinals All games 7 p.m. today unless noted CLASS A At Eastern’s Don Johnson Fieldhouse–East Lansing (22-3) vs. Grand Haven (25-0) At Davison–Canton vs. Midland At University of Detroit Mercy–Detroit Renaissance vs. Warren Regina, 5 p.m. At University of Detroit Mercy–Detroit Pershing vs. Inkster CLASS B At Marshall–Olivet (24-1) vs. Dearborn Divine Child (20-5) At Grand Rapids Christian–Grand Rapids Catholic Central vs. Three Rivers At Linden–Goodrich vs. Detroit Country Day At Houghton Lake–Gladstone vs. Hemlock CLASS C At Lowell–Pewamo-Westphalia (24-1) vs. Flint Hamady (25-0) At Hudson–Sand Creek vs. Niles Brandywine At Saginaw Heritage–Saginaw Valley Lutheran vs. Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett At Sault Ste. Marie–St. Ignace vs. Kalkaska CLASS D At Benzonia Benzie Central–Portland St. Patrick (18-7) vs. Central Lake (25-0) At Jackson–Morenci vs. Athens At Waterford Mott–Bay City All Saints vs. Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes At Escanaba–Bark River-Harris vs. Brimley

Miss Basketball voting name, school Jasmine Hines, Central Lake Nicole Elmblad, St. Ignace Rebecca Mills, Midland Dow Asia Boyd, Detroit Renaissance Crystal Bradford, Inkster

points 2,080 1,473 1,240 743 737

Girls basketball-Class D all-state FIRST TEAM Janae Langs, Climax-Scotts, 5-4, So. Jasmine Hines, Central Lake, 6-3, Sr. Emily Veenstra, Ellsworth, 6-2, Jr. Sarah Theut, Marine City Cardinal Mooney Catholic, 5-9, Jr. Morgan Warfield, Camden-Frontier, 5-9, Sr. Heather Lantis, Hillsdale Academy, 5-9, Sr. Christina Branch, Kentwood West Michigan Lutheran, 6-1, Sr. Marisa Burke, Watersmeet, 5-9, Sr. Mara Ryynanen, Chassell, 5-11, Sr. Lauren Robak, Waterford Our Lady, 5-10, Sr. SPECIAL MENTION Karli Jacob, Gaylord St. Mary, 5-9, Jr. Kelsie Blamer, Mio, 5-8, Sr. Natalie Markell, Morrice, 5-7, Jr. Lexi Gussert, Crystal Falls Forest Park, 6-0, Fr. HONORABLE MENTION Jenna Green, St. Joseph Mich. Lutheran, 5-8, Jr. Elizabeth McKee, Leland, 6-0, Jr. Alyssa Bryan, Custer Mason County Eastern, 5-6, Sr. Maggie Farrell, Muskegon Catholic, 5-9, Sr. Erica Hansen, Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart, 5-9, So. Breagh Beaton, Marine City Cardinal Mooney Catholic, 6-0, Sr. Nicole Schneider, Portland St. Patrick, 5-7, Sr. Mikayla Terry, Lansing Christian, 5-10, Fr. Jamie Davis, Hillsdale Will Carleton, Sr. Jaime Madalinski, Bark River-Harris, 5-10, Jr. PLAYER OF THE YEAR Jasmine Hines, Central Lake COACH OF THE YEAR Todd Eriksen, Manistee Catholic Al Becker, Central Lake

BASEBALL Spring training Monday’s results Detroit 4, Washington 2 St. Louis 1, Atlanta 1, tie (10 innings) Minnesota 9, Florida 0 Philadelphia 7, Houston 6 Baltimore 8, Pittsburgh 2 Seattle 5, Chicago Cubs 3 San Diego 7, Chicago White Sox 6 Milwaukee 12, San Francisco 8 Cleveland 9, Oakland 8 Texas 5, Los Angeles Dodgers 4 Colorado 3, Cincinnati 2 Boston 2, New York Yankees 1 Today’s games Boston vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 1 p.m. Houston vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 1 Philadelphia vs. Toronto at Dunedin, Fla., 1 Florida vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 1 Atlanta vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 1 p.m. Colorado vs. Chicago Cubs (ss) at Mesa, Ariz., 4 Chicago Cubs (ss) vs. Oakland (ss) at Phoenix, 4 Oakland (ss) vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 4 Milwaukee vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 4 L.A. Angels vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 4 Texas vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 4 Washington vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 7 San Francisco vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 9:40 p.m. TIGERS 4, NATIONALS 2 ab r h bi ab r h bi Rhymes 2b 3 0 0 0 Morgan cf 4 02 0 J.Azcona 2b 1 0 0 0 Bernadina cf 1 0 1 0 A.Dirks cf 4 0 0 0 Desmond ss 4 0 3 1 Ordonez rf 3 0 2 0 Espinosa ss 1 0 0 1 A.Garcia pr-rf 1 1 0 0 Werth rf 4 00 0 Boesch lf 3 1 2 1 L.Nix rf 1 00 0 J.Johnson lf 1 0 0 0 Zimmerman 3b 3 0 0 0 V.Martinez c 2 1 1 2 Bixler 3b 1 01 0 B.Holaday c 1 0 0 0 Morse lf 4 01 0 Jh.Peralta dh 4 0 0 0 W.Ramos dh 4 0 0 0 D.Kelly 3b 3 0 0 0 Hairston Jr. 2b 2 0 0 0 A.Ciriaco 3b 0 0 0 0 Alb.Gonzalez 2b1 0 0 0 R.Strieby 1b 2 1 1 0 I.Rodriguez c 3 1 1 0 C.Iorg ss 2 0 1 1 D.Norris c 0 10 0 A.Diaz ss 1 0 0 0 C.Marrero 1b 2 0 0 0 Stairs ph 0 00 0 Totals 31 4 7 4 Totals 35 2 9 2 Detroit 001 003 000—4 Washington 000 010 001—2 E–Porcello (1). DP–Detroit 3, Washington 1. LOB– Detroit 2,Washington 10. 2B–Ordonez (1), C.Iorg (3). HR–V.Martinez (1). SB–Morgan (5), Desmond (2) Detroit IP H R ER BB SO Porcello 4 2-3 5 1 1 1 3 E.Gonzalez W,1-0 (BS,1-1) 1-3 1 0 0 0 0 Benoit 1 0 0 0 0 1 Valverde 1 1 0 0 1 0 Schlereth 1 1 0 0 0 0 Perry S,1-1 1 1 1 1 2 0 Washington Marquis 5 3 1 1 2 4

Coffey L,0-1 1 3 3 3 0 2 Slaten 1 1 0 0 0 1 Clippard 1 0 0 0 0 2 Storen 1 0 0 0 0 1 Balk—Porcello. Umpires—Home, Jeff Nelson; First, Hunter Wendelstedt; Second, Ed Hickox; Third, D.J. Reyburn. A—4,267 (7,200)

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association Atlantic Division W L Pct. GB x-Boston 47 18 .723 — New York 34 31 .523 13 Philadelphia 34 33 .507 14 New Jersey 22 43 .338 25 Toronto 18 48 .273 29½ Southeast Division x-Miami 46 21 .687 — Orlando 42 25 .627 4 Atlanta 38 28 .576 7½ Charlotte 28 38 .424 17½ Washington 16 49 .246 29 Central Division y-Chicago 47 18 .723 — Indiana 28 38 .424 19½ Milwaukee 26 39 .400 21 Detroit 23 44 .343 25 Cleveland 12 53 .185 35 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB x-San Antonio 54 13 .806 — Dallas 47 19 .712 6½ New Orleans 39 30 .565 16 Memphis 37 31 .544 17½ Houston 34 34 .500 20½ Northwest Division Oklahoma City 43 23 .652 — Denver 40 27 .597 3½ Portland 37 29 .561 6 Utah 35 33 .515 9 Minnesota 17 51 .250 27 Pacific Division Los Angeles Lakers 47 20 .701 — Phoenix 33 32 .508 13 Golden State 30 36 .455 16½ Los Angeles Clippers 26 42 .382 21½ Sacramento 15 49 .234 30½ NOTE: x-clinched playoff spot, y-clinched division Monday’s results New Jersey 88, Boston 79 Oklahoma City 116, Washington 89 Memphis 105, Los Angeles Clippers 82 Denver 114, New Orleans 103 Miami 110, San Antonio 80 Houston 95, Phoenix 93 Utah 112, Philadelphia 107 (OT) Golden State at Sacramento, late Orlando at Los Angeles Lakers, late Today’s games New York at Indiana, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Washington at Chicago, 8 p.m. Dallas at Portland, 10 p.m. Wednesday’s games Denver at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Toronto at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Indiana at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Orlando at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Phoenix at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Miami, 8 p.m. Charlotte at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota at Utah, 9 p.m. Cleveland at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Dallas at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Los Angeles Clippers, 10:30 NETS 88, CELTICS 79 BOSTON–Pierce 2-10 3-3 7, Garnett 9-14 0-0 18, Krstic 3-6 0-0 6, Rondo 1-10 0-0 2, Allen 8-14 1-1 19, Green 3-11 1-2 7, Davis 7-16 2-2 16, Arroyo 2-4 0-0 4, Murphy 0-0 0-0 0, Pavlovic 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 35-85 7-8 79 NEW JERSEY–Morrow 4-11 4-5 15, Humphries 7-14 2-4 16, Lopez 9-16 2-3 20, Williams 4-11 4-6 16, Vujacic 1-6 0-0 3, Outlaw 4-11 2-2 12, Farmar 0-5 0-0 0, Petro 0-2 0-0 0, Gaines 2-2 1-4 6. Totals 31-78 15-24 88 Boston 23 15 23 18 —79 New Jersey 14 22 31 21 —88 3-point goals–Boston 2-10 (Allen 2-6, Green 0-1, Rondo 0-1, Pierce 0-2), New Jersey 11-25 (Williams 4-6, Morrow 3-8, Outlaw 2-5, Gaines 1-1, Vujacic 1-2, Farmar 0-3). Fouled out–none. Rebounds–Boston 54 (Davis 14), New Jersey 53 (Humphries 15). Assists–Boston 22 (Rondo 9), New Jersey 19 (Williams 9). Fouls–Boston 22, New Jersey 13. Technicals–New Jersey defensive three second 2. A–18,711 (18,500) THUNDER 116, WIZARDS 89 OKLAHOMA CITY–Durant 9-16 9-9 32, Ibaka 5-10 0-0 10, Perkins 2-3 2-2 6, Westbrook 7-15 4-4 18, Sefolosha 1-4 0-0 2, Collison 1-5 2-2 4, Harden 6-11 3-4 16, Mohammed 3-7 0-0 6, Maynor 1-2 0-0 2, Cook 6-9 0-0 18, Aldrich 1-2 0-0 2, Ivey 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 42-86 20-21 116 WASHINGTON–Howard 0-6 0-0 0, Booker 4-11 6-9 14, McGee 6-10 2-2 14, Wall 6-15 2-2 14, Young 4-16 3-4 11, Evans 1-3 0-0 2, Crawford 6-13 0-0 12, Yi 3-9 0-2 6, Shakur 0-0 0-0 0, Seraphin 5-9 2-2 12, N’diaye 2-2 0-2 4. Totals 37-94 15-23 89 Oklahoma City 33 35 27 21 —116 Washington 24 23 23 19 —89 3-point goals–Oklahoma City 12-21 (Cook 6-9, Durant 5-6, Harden 1-4, Westbrook 0-1, Sefolosha 0-1),Washington 0-9 (Howard 0-1, Evans 0-1, Wall 0-1, Crawford 0-2, Young 0-4). Fouled out–none. Rebounds–Oklahoma City 51 (Perkins 9), Washington 59 (Booker 13). Assists– Oklahoma City 30 (Westbrook 12), Washington 15 (Crawford,Wall 5). Fouls–Oklahoma City 20, Washington 13. Technicals–Washington Coach Saunders, Wall. A–17,921 (20,173) GRIZZLIES 105, CLIPPERS 82 LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS–Gomes 0-4 0-0 0, Griffin 4-10 0-3 8, Jordan 3-5 1-2 7, M.Williams 3-8 3-3 11, Foye 3-8 2-2 8, Aminu 1-7 0-0 3, Kaman 7-13 0-0 14, Bledsoe 6-11 7-7 19, Moon 1-6 0-0 3, C.Smith 1-4 1-2 3, Diogu 3-3 0-0 6, Cook 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 32-80 14-19 82 MEMPHIS–Young 6-9 1-2 14, Randolph 12-18 5-6 30, Gasol 2-4 0-0 4, Conley 5-12 1-2 13, Allen 4-9 0-0 8, Battier 1-4 0-0 3, Arthur 6-9 0-0 12, Vasquez 5-8 0-0 11, Mayo 0-5 0-0 0, I.Smith 1-2 0-0 2, Powe 3-4 2-3 8, Haddadi 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 45-84 9-13 105 L.A. Clippers 20 16 20 26 —82 Memphis 21 29 28 27 —105 3-point goals–L.A. Clippers 4-17 (M.Williams 2-4,Aminu 1-3, Moon 1-4, Bledsoe 0-2, Gomes 0-2, Foye 0-2), Memphis 6-12 (Conley 2-3, Young 1-1, Battier 1-2, Randolph 1-2, Vasquez 1-2, Allen 0-2). Fouled out–none. Rebounds– L.A. Clippers 44 (Griffin 9), Memphis 52 (Randolph 12). Assists–L.A. Clippers 12 (Bledsoe 4), Memphis 23 (Conley 5). Fouls–L.A. Clippers 16, Memphis 21. A–15,989 (18,119) NUGGETS 114, HORNETS 103 DENVER–Chandler 7-13 3-4 21, Martin 5-9 0-0 10, Nene 4-7 1-1 9, Lawson 8-13 5-6 23, Forbes 1-1 0-0 2, Felton 7-12 2-4 22, C.Andersen 3-3 3-3 9, Harrington 0-5 0-0 0, J. Smith 5-12 3-4 18. Totals 40-75 17-22 114 NEW ORLEANS–Ariza 4-9 2-3 10, West 2-9 2-2 6, Okafor 3-4 0-0 6, Paul 9-16 7-9 27, Belinelli 3-10 0-0 9, Jack 4-8 0-0 9, Landry 2-3 1-2 5, Green 7-16 1-1 18, Pondexter 1-3 0-0 3, Gray 1-1 0-0 2, Ja.Smith 4-6 0-0 8. Totals 40-85 13-17 103 Denver 23 35 36 20 —114 New Orleans 21 24 30 28 —103 3-point goals–Denver 17-29 (Felton 6-9, J. Smith 5-8, Chandler 4-5, Lawson 2-4, Martin 0-1, Harrington 0-2), New Orleans 10-22 (Green 3-4, Belinelli 3-8, Paul 2-5, Pondexter 1-2, Jack 1-2, Ariza 0-1). Fouled out–none. Rebounds–Denver 53 (Nene 13), New Orleans 36 (Okafor 7). Assists–Denver 29 (Felton 12), New Orleans 22 (Paul 10). Fouls–Denver 19, New Orleans 17. Technicals–Denver defensive three second 2. A–11,782 (17,188) HEAT 110, SPURS 80 SAN ANTONIO–Jefferson 2-7 0-0 5, Duncan 6-11 2-4 14, McDyess 5-8 0-0 10, Parker 7-16 2-5 18, Ginobili 4-9 4-6 12, Hill 1-6 0-0 2, Bonner 0-2 0-0 0, Blair 2-4 0-0 4, Neal 2-13 2-2 8, Novak 1-1 0-0 3, Anderson 0-3 2-2 2, Splitter 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 31-81 12-19 80 MIAMI–James 8-19 5-5 21, Bosh 10-16 10-10 30, Dampier 1-1 0-0 2, Chalmers 4-4 1-2 11, Wade 11-23 7-7 29, Magloire 2-3 0-0 4, Howard 2-3 0-0 4, Miller 1-3 0-0 2, Anthony 2-3 0-0 4, Bibby 0-2 0-0 0, Jones 1-1 0-0 3. Totals 42-78 23-24 110 San Antonio 19 20 24 17 —80 Miami 22 27 28 33 —110 3-point goals–San Antonio 6-22 (Parker 2-2, Neal 2-7, Novak 1-1, Jefferson 1-4, Anderson 0-1, Bonner 0-1, Hill 0-3, Ginobili 0-3), Miami 3-9 (Chalmers 2-2, Jones 1-1, Wade 0-1, James 0-1, Bibby 0-2, Miller 0-2). Fouled out–none. Rebounds–San Antonio 40 (Ginobili, Duncan 6), Miami 54 (Bosh 12). Assists–San Antonio 17 (Ginobili, Parker 5), Miami 25 (James 8). Fouls–San Antonio 21, Miami 21. A–20,021 (19,600) ROCKETS 95, SUNS 93 PHOENIX–G.Hill 4-8 3-3 11, Warrick 2-5 2-4 6, Lopez 3-4 0-0 6, Brooks 1-9 0-0 2, Carter 8-21 3-4 21, Gortat 6-9 0-0 12, Pietrus 1-3 0-0 3, Dudley 3-8 0-0 6, Dowdell 5-11 0-0 11, Childress 7-10 0-0 15. Totals 40-88 8-11 93 HOUSTON–Budinger 3-10 7-8 15, Patterson 1-6 0-0 2, Hayes 9-15 3-6 21, Lowry 7-18

3-3 18, Martin 8-16 4-6 23, J.Hill 5-7 2-2 12, Lee 1-6 0-0 2, Dragic 0-1 0-0 0, Miller 1-6 0-0 2. Totals 35-85 19-25 95 Phoenix 16 26 22 29 —93 Houston 27 23 24 21 —95 3-point goals–Phoenix 5-15 (Carter 2-5, Childress 1-1, Dowdell 1-1, Pietrus 1-2, Dudley 0-2, Brooks 0-4), Houston 6-19 (Martin 3-5, Budinger 2-6, Lowry 1-5, Lee 0-1, Miller 0-2). Fouled out–none. Rebounds–Phoenix 51 (Gortat, Warrick 8), Houston 56 (Hayes 9). Assists–Phoenix 20 (Dowdell 5), Houston 21 (Lowry 5). Fouls–Phoenix 21, Houston 18. Technicals–Lopez. A–16,262 (18,043) JAZZ 112, 76ERS 107 (OT) PHILADELPHIA–Iguodala 8-16 4-4 23, Brand 8-17 3-4 19, Hawes 4-10 0-0 8, Holiday 2-11 0-0 4, Meeks 5-9 3-4 17, Young 5-11 0-0 10, Williams 8-15 5-6 22, Turner 1-6 2-2 4, Speights 0-2 0-0 0, Battie 0-0 0-0 0, Kapono 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 41-97 17-20 107 UTAH–Kirilenko 4-9 6-8 16, Favors 3-4 5-6 11, Jefferson 11-26 8-9 30, Harris 6-12 6-6 19, Miles 9-21 0-0 19, Fesenko 1-2 0-0 2, Evans 3-4 2-2 8, Bell 2-6 0-0 5, Watson 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 40-86 27-31 112 Philadelphia 23 19 27 34 4—107 Utah 28 32 22 21 9—112 3-point goals–Philadelphia 8-21 (Meeks 4-8, Iguodala 3-6, Williams 1-4, Hawes 0-1, Holiday 0-2), Utah 5-15 (Kirilenko 2-3, Bell 1-3, Harris 1-3, Miles 1-5, Watson 0-1). Fouled out–none. Rebounds–Philadelphia 52 (Hawes 10), Utah 57 (Jefferson 17). Assists–Philadelphia 19 (Iguodala 6), Utah 26 (Kirilenko, Jefferson 6). Fouls–Philadelphia 21, Utah 17. A–19,632 (19,911)

COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL Associated Press poll Record Points Prev 1. Ohio State (51) 32-2 1,611 1 2. Kansas (14) 32-2 1,574 2 3. Duke 30-4 1,472 5 4. Pittsburgh 27-5 1,406 3 5. Notre Dame 26-6 1,332 4 6. San Diego State 32-2 1,322 7 7. North Carolina 26-7 1,189 6 8. Texas 27-7 1,069 10 9. Connecticut 26-9 1,019 21 10. Brigham Young 30-4 977 8 11. Kentucky 25-8 928 15 12. Syracuse 26-7 922 11 13. Purdue 25-7 903 9 14. Louisville 25-9 874 14 15. Florida 26-7 840 12 16. Wisconsin 23-8 619 13 17. Arizona 27-7 516 16 18. St. John’s 21-11 433 17 19. Utah State 30-3 333 23 20. Xavier 24-7 270 18 21. Kansas State 22-10 240 19 22. West Virginia 20-11 178 20 23. Washington 23-10 176 — 24. Texas A&M 24-8 152 — 25. Vanderbilt 23-10 130 — Others receiving votes: Georgetown 129, Temple 124, Cincinnati 115, Old Dominion 65, Richmond 47, Nevada-Las Vegas 38, Gonzaga 30, Butler 18, Villanova 17, Belmont 13, Missouri 13, George Mason 10, Memphis 7, Clemson 4, Colorado 3, Marquette 3, UCLA 3, Long Island 1

USA Today/ESPN poll Record Points Prev 1. Ohio State (26) 32-2 770 1 2. Kansas (5) 32-2 749 2 3. Duke 30-4 703 5 4. Pittsburgh 27-5 665 3 5. San Diego State 32-2 619 6 6. Notre Dame 26-6 607 4 7. North Carolina 26-7 580 7 8. Connecticut 26-9 501 19 9. Texas 27-7 472 10 10. Kentucky 25-8 468 16 11. Louisville 25-9 450 14 12. Brigham Young 30-4 440 8 13. Florida 26-7 405 12 14. Syracuse 26-7 402 11 15. Purdue 25-7 392 9 16. Wisconsin 23-8 301 13 17. Utah State 30-3 273 17 18. Arizona 27-7 270 15 19. St. John’s 21-11 204 18 20. Texas A&M 24-8 143 21 21. Vanderbilt 23-10 116 24 22. Xavier 24-7 107 20 23. Washington 23-10 71 — 24. Kansas State 22-10 61 23 25. Georgetown 21-10 59 22 Others receiving votes: Temple (25-7) 46; West Virginia (20-11) 42; Richmond (27-7) 35; Cincinnati (25-8) 25; Old Dominion (27-6) 18; Gonzaga (24-9) 17; Missouri (23-10) 16; George Mason (26-6) 14; UCLA (22-10) 10; Nevada-Las Vegas (24-8) 9; Butler (23-9) 5; Penn State (19-14) 3; Princeton (25-6) 3; Memphis (25-9) 2; Saint Mary’s (25-8) 2

Big Ten league, overall W-L Pct. W-L Pct. Ohio State 16-2 .889 32-2 .941 Purdue 14-4 .778 25-7 .781 Wisconsin 13-5 .722 23-8 .742 Illinois 9-9 .500 19-13 .594 Michigan 9-9 .500 20-13 .606 Michigan State 9-9 .500 19-14 .576 Penn State 9-9 .500 19-14 .576 Northwestern 7-11 .389 18-13 .581 Minnesota 6-12 .333 17-14 .548 Iowa 4-14 .222 11-20 .355 Indiana 3-15 .167 12-20 .375 BIG TEN TOURNAMENT at Indianapolis Northwestern 75, Minnesota 65 Michigan State 66, Iowa 61 Penn State 61, Indiana 55 Ohio State 67, Northwestern 61 (OT) Michigan 60, Illinois 55 Michigan State 74, Purdue 56 Penn State 36, Wisconsin 33 Ohio State 68, Michigan 61 Penn State 61, Michigan State 48 Ohio State 71, Penn State 60

National Invitation Tournament Today’s first round games College of Charleston (24-10) at Dayton (22-13), 7 p.m. Coastal Carolina (28-5) at Alabama (21-11), 7 Vermont (23-8) at Cleveland State (26-8), 7 Harvard (23-6) at Oklahoma State (19-13), 7:30 Murray State (23-8) at Missouri State (25-8), 8 Texas-El Paso (25-9) at New Mexico (21-12), 9 McNeese State (21-11) at Boston Coll. (20-12), 9 Fairfield (24-7) at Colorado State (19-12), 9 Kent State (23-11) at St. Mary’s-Calif. (25-8), 11 p.m. Wednesday’s first round games Texas Southern (19-12) at Colorado (21-13), 7 Nebraska (19-12) at Wichita State (24-8), 7 Florida Atlantic (21-10) at Miami (19-14), 7:30 Wisconsin-Milwaukee (19-13) at Northwestern (18-13), 8 p.m. Bethune-Cookman (21-12) at Virginia Tech (21-11), 8 p.m. Mississippi (20-13) at California (17-14), 9 Long Beach State (22-12) at Washington State (19-12), 10 p.m. March 18-21 second round Coastal Carolina or Alabama vs.Texas El Paso or New Mexico Murray State or Missouri State vs. Florida Atlantic or Miami Texas Southern or Colorado vs. Mississippi or California Fairfield or Colorado State vs. Kent State or St. Mary’s Calif. McNeese State or Boston College vs. Wisconsin Milwaukee or Northwestern Harvard or Oklahoma State vs. Long Beach State or Washington State Bethune or Cookman or Virginia Tech vs. Nebraska or Wichita State College of Charleston or Dayton vs. Vermont or Cleveland State March 22-23 quarterfinals Coastal Carolina-Alabama-Texas El Paso-New Mexico vs. Murray State-Missouri State-Florida Atlantic-Miami Texas Southern-Colorado-Mississippi-California vs. Fairfield-Colorado State-Kent State-St. Mary’s Calif. McNeese State-Boston College-Wisconsin-Milwaukee-Northwestern vs. Harvard-Oklahoma State- Long Beach State-Washington State Bethune-Cookman-Virginia Tech-NebraskaWichita State vs. College of CharlestonDayton-Vermont-Cleveland State Tuesday, March 29, semifinals 7 and 9:30 p.m. at New York Thursday, March 31, championship 7 p.m. at New York

College Tourney NOTE: All 24 teams compete in the first round, and four teams then get a bye into the quarterfinals. The eight remaining teams play for the right to advance to the quarterfinals. Second round is March 18-19, quarterfinals March 21-22, semifinals March 25, and championship (Wednesday) March 30.

Today’s first round game Buffalo (18-13) at Quinnipiac (22-9), 7 p.m. Tuesday’s first round games Ohio (18-15) at Marshall (22-11), 7 p.m. Furman (22-10) at East Tennessee State (22-11), 7 p.m. Jacksonville (19-11) at East Carolina (18-15), 8 Rider (23-10) at Northern Iowa (19-13), 8 North Dakota (19-14) at Air Force (15-15), 9 Northern Arizona (19-12) at Santa Clara (19-14), 10 p.m. Portland (20-11) at Hawaii (18-12), midnight Wednesday’s first round games Tennessee Tech (20-12) at Western Michigan (20-12), 7 p.m. Iona (22-11) at Valparaiso (23-11), 8 p.m. Oral Roberts (19-15) at Southern Methodist (17-14), 8 p.m. Idaho (18-13) at San Francisco (17-14), 10

College Basketball Invitational Today’s first-round games James Madison (21-11) at Davidson (17-14), 7 San Jose State (17-15) at Creighton (19-14), 8 Hofstra (21-11) at Evansville (15-15), 8 p.m. Austin Peay (20-13) at Boise State (20-12), 9 Wednesday’s first-round games Miami-Ohio (16-16) at Rhode Island (19-13), 7 St. Bonaventure (16-14) at Central Florida (19-11), 8 p.m. Duquesne (18-12) at Montana (21-10), 9 Weber St. (18-13) at Oregon (16-17), 10 Monday’s quarterfinals James Madison or Davidson vs. San Jose State or Creighton Austin Peay or Boise State vs. Hofstra or Evansville Duquesne or Montana vs. Weber State or Oregon Miami Ohio or Rhode Island vs. St. Bonaventure or Central Florida Wednesday, March 23 semifinals Monday, March 28-Wednesday, March 30 Best-of-3 championship series

COLLEGE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Associated Press poll Record Points Prev 1. Connecticut (37) 32-1 973 1 2. Stanford (2) 29-2 928 2 3. Baylor 31-2 890 3 4. Tennessee 31-2 873 4 5. Xavier 28-2 803 5 6. Duke 29-3 782 6 7. Texas A&M 28-5 721 8 8. UCLA 27-4 697 7 9. Notre Dame 26-7 684 10 10. DePaul 27-6 612 9 11. Miami 27-4 564 11 12. Michigan State 26-5 512 12 13. Wisconsin-Green Bay 32-1 465 13 14. North Carolina 25-8 461 14 15. Florida State 23-7 410 15 16. Maryland 23-6 367 16 17. Kentucky 24-8 348 17 18. Ohio State 22-9 315 18 19. Marist 29-2 248 19 20. Gonzaga 28-4 217 20 21. Oklahoma 21-11 157 21 22. Georgetown 22-10 141 23 23. Georgia Tech 23-10 110 24 24. Marquette 23-8 83 25 25. Iowa 22-8 67 — Others receiving votes: Houston 57, Penn State 57, West Virginia 33, Iowa State 21, Texas Tech 19, Louisiana Tech 13, Kansas State 7, Northern Iowa 7, Temple 7, Rutgers 5, Bowling Green 4, Princeton 4, Brigham Young 3, Fresno State 3, Georgia 3, St. John’s 3, James Madison 1

USA Today/ESPN poll Record Points Prev 1. Connecticut (30) 32-1 774 1 2. Stanford (1) 29-2 736 2 3. Baylor 31-2 711 3 4. Tennessee 31-2 690 4 5. Xavier 28-2 651 5 6. Duke 29-3 611 6 7. Notre Dame 26-7 569 7 8. Texas A&M 27-5 567 8 9. UCLA 27-4 535 9 10. Miami 27-4 469 10 11. Wisconsin-Green Bay 32-1 437 11 12. DePaul 27-6 436 12 13. Michigan State 26-5 396 13 14. North Carolina 26-8 378 14 15. Florida State 23-7 344 15 16. Kentucky 24-8 304 16 17. Marist 30-2 253 17 18. Maryland 23-7 241 18 19. Gonzaga 28-4 201 19 20. Oklahoma 21-11 174 20 21. Georgetown 22-10 157 21 22. Ohio State 22-9 120 24 23. Marquette 23-8 102 23 24. Houston 26-5 56 22 25. West Virginia 23-9 38 25 Others receiving votes: St. John’s 24, Northern Iowa 19, Georgia Tech 17, Iowa 15, Rutgers 15, Louisiana Tech 10, Penn State 7, Louisville 5, Texas Tech 5, Iowa State 4, Syracuse 2, Gardner-Webb 1, Middle Tennessee 1

Big Ten league, overall W-L Pct. W-L Pct. Michigan State 13-3 .857 26-5 .839 Penn State 11-5 .688 24-9 .727 Iowa 10-6 .625 22-8 .733 Ohio State 10-6 .625 22-9 .710 Michigan 10-6 .625 17-12 .586 Wisconsin 10-6 .625 15-14 .517 Purdue 9-7 .563 20-11 .645 Northwestern 6-10 .375 18-13 .581 Minnesota 4-12 .250 12-18 .400 Indiana 3-13 .188 9-20 .310 Illinois 2-14 .125 9-23 .281 BIG TEN TOURNAMENT at Indianapolis Purdue 66, Indiana 62 Illinois 63, Wisconsin 56 Northwestern 53, Minnesota 44 Penn State 73, Purdue 61 Illinois 55, Michigan 47 Michigan State 56, Northwestern 25 Ohio State 71, Iowa 61 Penn State 79, Illinois 64 Ohio State 72, Michigan State 57 Ohio State 84, Penn State 70

Women’s NIT Wednesday’s first round games Pepperdine (18-11) at Oklahoma State (16-14) Portland State (20-11) at Wyoming (22-8) Butler (20-13) at Wisconsin (15-14) Wichita State (17-14) at Kansas (20-12) Delaware (19-11) at Toledo (23-8) Loyola-Maryland (20-12) at Old Dominion (20-10) Liberty (22-10) at Charlotte (23-9) Appalachian State (25-6) at South Carolina (17-14) Thursday’s first round games Cal-Riverside (19-12) at Colorado (15-15) California (17-15) at Cal Poly (18-12) Cal-Santa Barbara (19-11) at Southern Cal (19-12) Nevada (21-10) at St. Mary’s Calif. (19-12) Arizona (21-10) at Utah State (17-14) Denver (19-11) at Brigham Young (23-8) Central Michigan (20-10) at Illinois State (20-10) Kent State (20-9) at Duquesne (22-8) Rice (18-13) at Missouri State (23-10) Lamar (25-7) at Arkansas (19-11) Southern (20-11) at Tulane (22-10) Oral Roberts (21-10) at Texas Christian (22-10) Lehigh (21-10) at St. Bonaventure (20-11) Monmouth, N.J. (23-9) at Syracuse (22-9) Michigan (17-12) at Eastern Michigan (22-12) North Carolina-Wilmington (23-8) at Richmond (18-11) Creighton (18-12) at Northwestern (18-13) Alabama (16-14) at Memphis (21-11) Auburn (15-15) at Tennessee Tech (23-7) Boston College (18-12) at Yale (14-14) Virginia Commonwealth (19-11) at St. Joseph’s 19-11) Morgan State (17-14) at Virginia (16-15) Friday’s first-round games Maryland-Baltimore County (20-11) at Florida (18-14) Drexel (19-11) at Florida Gulf Coast (27-3)

COLLEGE HOCKEY U.S. College Hockey Online poll Record Points Prev 1. North Dakota (42) 28-8-3 991 1 2. Boston College (7) 28-7-1 953 2 3. Yale (1) 25-6-1 874 3 4. Michigan 25-9-4 848 5 5. Denver 23-10-5 772 6 6. Miami 21-9-6 757 7 7. Merrimack 24-8-4 650 9 8. Notre Dame 23-11-5 619 8 9. Union 26-9-4 602 4 10. New Hampshire 21-9-6 584 10 11. Minnesota-Duluth 22-9-6 571 11 12. Western Michigan 18-11-10 417 15 13. Colorado College 21-17-3 368 16 14. Nebraska-Omaha 21-15-2 318 12 15. Dartmouth 18-11-3 298 18 16. Boston University 19-12-8 244 13 17. Maine 17-12-7 222 14 18. Rensselaer 20-12-5 117 20


Keane a women’s basketball award finalist Michigan State senior Kalisha Keane was one of 20 studentathletes announced as a John Wooden Award ballot finalist. Keane, MSU’s leading scorer at 15.9 points per game, was named first team all-league in the Big Ten, all-conference for the fourth straight season, and Big Ten Player of the Year. The 35th annual Wooden Award ceremony will take place Friday, April 8, at The Los Angeles Athletic Club.

3 from track and field are all-Americans

Three members of the MSU track and field team earned All-America honors because of their performances at the NCAA Indoor Championships in College Station, Texas, last weekend. Sophomores Lonnie Pugh of Grosse Ile and Beth Rohl of New Buffalo earned first team honors, while freshman Zack Hill of Zeeland received second team recognition. Pugh became the first male weight throw All-American in MSU history after placing fifth on Saturday. Rohl became both the first Spartan female field event and therefore weight throw All-American. Hill finished as the second-best freshman in the nation after taking 13th in the men’s shot put.

First baseman is Big Ten player of week

MSU senior first baseman Jeff Holm was named the Big Ten Co-Player of the Week and David Garner Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors after helping the Spartans to a 4-0 record last week with wins over Miami-Ohio, Yale, Akron and Pittsburgh. Holm went 8-for-16 with eight RBIs and four runs scored. He is second on the team and fifth in the conference with a .423 batting average. Garner struck out seven batters in 6.2 innings in his victory against Pittsburgh. Garner has only given up two earned runs in 16.1 innings last season, good for 1.10 ERA, which ranks tied for second-best in the Big Ten. He also is ninth in the conference with 17 strikeouts and has a 2-1 record with a save. The Spartans (11-3) return to action for a three-game series at Evansville this weekend.


Haslett diver takes second in Division 3

HOLLAND — Haslett’s Chris McLauchlan came in second to lead four mid-Michigan divers who finished among the top 16 in Saturday’s Division 3 state meet at the Holland Aquatics Center. McLauchlan scored 389.4 points, teammate Henk Plagemars took fifth (353.45), DeWitt’s Sam McManus sixth (344.95) and the Panthers’ Kyle Jonas (302.15) 16th. Grand Rapids West Catholic’s Nick Burciaga won the state title with a score of 512.3. Keven Sommerville won the 500-yard freestyle and was fifth in the 200 freestyle to help Alma finish 15th as a team with 51 points. Haslett was 17th with 37 points, DeWitt 21st with 26 points, Mason 27th with 19 points and Ionia 36th with six points. Broderick Bender of Alma was fifth in the 500 freestyle and 14th in the 100 butterfly. Ionia’s Skyler Fish was 11th in the 500 freestyle.


Three from area make top 10 in Division 2

GRAND RAPIDS — Three mid-Michigan gymnasts finished among the top 10 overall in Saturday’s Division 2 individual state meet at Kenowa Hills HIgh. Grand Ledge’s Christine Wilson won the championship with an all-around score of 38.05, teammate Presley Allison took third at 36.525, Haslett/Williamston/Bath’s Jacey Jackard was fifth with 36.175 and Grand Ledge’s Lauren Clark came in eighth with 35.975. Grand Ledge’s Sara Peltier (12th) and Autumn Mulder (13th) also made the top 25. Wilson won the uneven parallel bars with a 9.8, the best score in that event on the day in either Division 1 or 2. She took second on vault and balance beam and also won the floor exercise (9.6). Beam champion Allison (9.35) also took fifth on vault, seventh on floor exercise and 16th on bars. Jackard was fourth on floor exercise, seventh on vault, 19th on bars and 12th on beam. Clark was third on both floor and beam 19th on vault and 26th on bars. Other area top-10 finishers included Peltier and Haslett/Williamston/Bath’s Maggie Hammond taking ninth and 10th on vault. — FROM STAFF REPORTS

19. Wisconsin 21-16-4 98 19 20. Cornell 15-14-3 58 — Others receiving votes: Minnesota 39, Rochester Institute of Technology 30, AlaskaAnchorage 23, Northeastern 20, Ferris State 18, Air Force 4, Bemidji State 3, Colgate 1, St. Cloud State 1

USA Today/USA Hockey poll Record Points Prev 1. North Dakota (29) 28-8-3 505 1 2. Boston College (5) 28-7-1 479 2 3. Yale 25-6-1 425 3 4. Michigan 25-9-4 414 5 5. Denver 23-10-5 359 6 6. Miami (Ohio) 21-9-6 345 7 7. Merrimack 24-8-4 298 9 8. Union 26-9-4 248 4 9. Notre Dame 23-11-5 248 8 10. New Hampshire 21-9-6 213 10 11. Minnesota-Duluth 22-9-6 202 11 12. Western Michigan 18-11-10 125 15 13. Colorado College 21-17-3 86 — 14. Nebraska-Omaha 21-15-2 58 12 15. Dartmouth 18-11-3 50 — Others receiving votes: Boston University 13, Maine 4, Rochester Tech 4, Cornell 2, Rensselaer 2

Central Collegiate Hockey Association league all games W-L-T-SO Pts GF-GA W-L-T GF-GA Michigan 20-7-1-0 61 92-57 25-9-4 131-85 Notre Dame 18-7-3-2 59 95-69 23-11-5 138-103 Miami-Ohio 16-7-5-2 55 103-58 21-9-6 134-78 Western Mich. 10-9-9-5 44 77-71 18-11-10 107-94 Ferris State 12-12-4-3 43 59-62 18-16-5 94-86 Northern Mich. 12-13-3-0 39 61-87 15-19-5 91-117 Alaska 10-13-5-3 38 64-66 16-17-5 89-91 Lake Superior St. 8-12-8-5 37 59-78 13-17-9 93-115 Ohio State 10-14-4-2 36 66-72 15-18-4 95-92 Michigan State 11-15-2-0 35 65-75 15-19-4 98-107 Bowling Green 3-21-4-2 15 41-87 10-27-4 74-123 CCHA TOURNAMENT BEST-OF-3 FIRST ROUND Alaska 3, Michigan State 2 (OT) Alaska 4, Michigan State 3 (2OT) Lake Superior State 4, Ohio State 0 Lake Superior State 3, Ohio State 2 Northern Michigan 6, Bowling Green 3 Bowling Green 2, Northern Michigan 0 Bowling Green 2, Northern Michigan 1 (2OT) CCHA TOURNAMENT BEST-OF-3 SECOND ROUND Michigan 5, Bowling Green 1 Michigan 4, Bowling Green 1 Notre Dame 3, Lake Superior State 2 Lake Superior State 4, Notre Dame 3 Notre Dame 4, Lake Superior State 2 Miami-Ohio 4, Alaska 1 Miami-Ohio 4, Alaska 1 Ferris State 3, Western Michigan 1 Western Michigan 3, Ferris State 1 Western Michigan 5, Ferris State 4 (OT) FRIDAY’S CCHA TOURNAMENT SEMIFINALS Miami-Ohio vs. Notre Dame, 4:30 p.m. Western Michigan vs. Michigan, 8 p.m. SATURDAY’S CCHA TOURNEY 3RD PLACE GAME Semifinal losers, 3:30 p.m. SATURDAY’S CCHA TOURNAMENT FINAL Semifinal winners, 7:30 p.m.

Other tournament pairings Thursday’s WCHA quarterfinals Bemidji State vs. Minnesota-Duluth, 3 p.m. Alaska-Anchorage vs. Colorado College, 8 p.m. Friday’s WCHA semifinals Bemidji State or Minnesota-Duluth vs. Denver, 3 Alaska-Anchorage or Colorado College vs. North Dakota, 8 p.m. Friday’s Atlantic Hockey semifinals Connecticut vs. Rochester Tech, 4 p.m. Canisius vs. Air Force, 7 p.m. Friday’s ECAC semifinals Colgate vs. Yale, 4 p.m. Cornell vs. Dartmouth, 7 p.m. Friday’s Hockey East semifinals Northeastern vs. Boston College, 5 p.m. Merrimack vs. New Hampshire, 8 p.m. Saturday’s WCHA final semifinal winners, 8 p.m. Saturday’s Atlantic Hockey final semifinal winners, 7 p.m. Saturday’s ECAC final semifinal winners, 7 p.m.

Saturday’s Hockey East final semifinal winners, 7 p.m.

HOCKEY National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic GP W L OT Pts GF GA Philadelphia 68 42 19 7 91 219 182 Pittsburgh 70 40 22 8 88 201 171 N.Y. Rangers 70 36 30 4 76 198 171 New Jersey 68 32 32 4 68 146 174 N.Y. Islanders 70 27 32 11 65 194 221 Northeast Boston 68 38 21 9 85 205 164 Montreal 69 38 24 7 83 184 172 Buffalo 69 34 27 8 76 203 201 Toronto 70 30 30 10 70 184 218 Ottawa 69 25 35 9 59 157 215 Southeast Washington 70 40 20 10 90 189 171 Tampa Bay 70 39 22 9 87 210 211 Carolina 69 31 28 10 72 196 209 Atlanta 69 29 28 12 70 194 223 Florida 69 28 32 9 65 173 191 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central GP W L OT Pts GF GA Detroit 69 41 20 8 90 227 199 Chicago 70 38 24 8 84 232 196 Nashville 69 35 24 10 80 177 161 Columbus 68 32 27 9 73 188 206 St. Louis 69 31 29 9 71 193 207 Northwest Vancouver 70 45 16 9 99 229 165 Calgary 71 36 26 9 81 214 203 Minnesota 69 35 27 7 77 176 184 Colorado 68 26 34 8 60 191 239 Edmonton 70 23 38 9 55 172 231 Pacific San Jose 70 39 23 8 86 197 183 Los Angeles 69 39 25 5 83 192 168 Phoenix 70 36 23 11 83 202 200 Dallas 69 37 24 8 82 193 193 Anaheim 69 37 27 5 79 195 202 NOTE: 2 points for a win, 1 point for overtime loss Monday’s results Tampa Bay 6, Toronto 2 Chicago 6, San Jose 3 Minnesota at Vancouver, late Today’s games Atlanta at New Jersey, 7 p.m. New York Islanders at New York Rangers, 7 p.m. Boston at Columbus, 7 p.m. Washington at Montreal, 7 p.m. Carolina at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Nashville, 8 p.m. San Jose at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Phoenix at Calgary, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday’s games Toronto at Carolina, 7 p.m. Washington at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Colorado at Vancouver, 10 p.m. St. Louis at Anaheim, 10 p.m. LIGHTNING 6, MAPLE LEAFS 2 Tampa Bay 1 3 2 —6 Toronto 0 2 0 —2 First period–1, TB, Thompson 8 (Purcell, Clark), 9:53; Second period–2, Toronto, Phaneuf 5 (Brent, Lupul), 5:12. 3,TB, Ritola 3 (Hall,Thompson), 9:25. 4,TB, Ritola 4 (Purcell, Clark), 12:34. 5, Toronto, Kulemin 26, 14:37. 6, TB, Lecavalier 18 (Gagne, Purcell), 18:53; Third period–7, TB, Moore 13 (St. Louis, Stamkos), 8:47. 8, TB, Lundin 1 (Stamkos, St. Louis), 14:32; Shots on goal–TB 13-10-13—36. Toronto 7-12-13—32. Goalies–TB, Roloson. Toronto, Reimer, Giguere. A–19,410 (18,819). T–2:30 BLACKHAWKS 6, SHARKS 3 San Jose 2 1 0 —3 Chicago 1 5 0 —6 First period–1, SJ, Pavelski 14 (Boyle, Marleau), 2:20 (pp). 2, Chi., Stalberg 11 (Campoli, Johnson), 12:13. 3, SJ, Thornton 17 (Marleau, Pavelski), 18:36; Second period–4, Chi., Hossa 20 (Sharp, Kane), 3:14 (pp). 5, Chi., Hossa 21 (Sharp, Kopecky), 6:06 (pp). 6, Chi., Toews 30 (Seabrook, Sharp), 7:25. 7, Chi., Hjalmarsson 3 (Kopecky, Keith), 14:29. 8, SJ, Couture 26 (Vlasic, Clowe), 17:24. 9, Chi., Kane 24 (Sharp, Toews), 17:46; Shots on goal–SJ 10-10-16—36. Chi. 11-17-6—34. Goalies—SJ, Niemi, Niittymaki. Chi., Crawford. A—22,094 (19,717). T—2:23


Nix has grown into backup role MSU sophomore center’s biggest battle: weight JOE REXRODE

EAST LANSING — Everyone can see the game in Derrick Nix, including those who have played it at the highest level. “He can be a pro,” former MSU great and NBA All-Star Steve Smith said of Nix, a fellow graduate of Pershing High in Detroit. “He has all the tools to make that happen.” He just needs the body. Nix’s game will be on display Thursday at the St. Pete Nix Times Forum in Tampa, when No. 10 seed MSU and No. 7 seed UCLA meet in the NCAA Tournament. And for the first time in Nix’s college career, his body will be perfectly suited to the occasion. UCLA freshman center Joshua Smith checks in at 6-foot-10, 305 pounds — officially, anyway. “I’m like 290,” said the 6-foot-9 Nix, who pored over Smith film Sunday night, emulated him in practice for the scout team Monday and will see extended action against him Thursday. “He’s way more than 305.” Many of MSU’s games this season — against teams that play small or have quick post players — have not been Nix’s kind of games. This is the ultimate Nix game, at least when Smith is on the floor. The former McDonald’s All-American comes off the bench for 10.6 points and 6.5 rebounds in 21.5 minutes a game. “I’m pretty pumped up to finally run across someone that’s bigger than me, my size,” Nix said. “So I’ll be ready when we play UCLA. My presence will be shown.” Nix said “you might see a glimpse of next year,” when he intends to play around 20 pounds lighter. That’s where he was in the fall, before early dismay over playing time and some personal issues led to Nix missing MSU’s trip to the Maui Invitational and packing on a lot of weight in a short period of time. Smith, who will be a studio analyst for Turner Sports’ coverage of the tournament, was one of the people who got involved, encouraging Nix to stick with it and work himself back into the coaching staff’s favor. MSU coach Tom Izzo said there’s “definitely more time” planned Thursday for Nix, who averages 2.7 points, 2.0 rebounds and 8.3 minutes a game. Nix had some good moments in three Big Ten Tournament games. Izzo said he’s been pleased with Nix’s attitude

and work ethic in the past three weeks. Nix is doing more cardio work and shooting extra free throws. “Most of all, I think he’s grown up,” Izzo said of Nix. “You may not be able to see that, but I do. And what I mean by that is, he understands just like I understand that we put ourselves in a position to be a 10 or 11 seed or not in the tournament, he put himself in (his) position. “I think he understands that. And if he understands that, and really believes he understands it, that could be the most successful part of the season — for his future and for ours.” Why the change? TV. “I just watched games and watched big men,” Nix said. “I’m better than a lot of big men in this country. But I don’t get to show it because of my weight, so I’ve got to get it down and I’ve got to keep it down for a whole season.” In his current shape, Nix’s biggest issue is playing for long stretches and running the floor. Smith has some of the same problems, and Izzo said that “lack of racehorse-ness” should allow longer shifts for Nix. After watching Smith carefully, Nix said they have similar games, although Smith “might be more coordinated than I am.” “He’s got a nice run,” Nix said. “I’ve got a wobble in my run, he ain’t got that.” Nix was asked if Smith is better in the post. “That’s a good question,” Nix said. “Because I’ve got game.” w IF YOU GO: All eight teams will have open practices Wednesday at the St. Pete Times Forum. MSU will practice from 5:55 to 6:35 p.m. UCLA will practice from 4:25 to 5:05. w IZZO’S FAVORITE: Izzo has

been frustrated with comments from ESPN analyst Doug Gottlieb before, and he had some words about Gottlieb on Monday after Gottlieb said MSU has become “Kalin Lucas and a bunch of other dudes.” “I don’t want to rip him,” Izzo said of Gottlieb, “but it is amazing, when you’ve been a player, you should have a better understanding of what goes on. … And so, I respect most analysts, but I think the ones I respect most are the ones that really understand and dig in, and understand the situations. If you don’t get phone calls from somebody and they don’t know what the hell’s going on in your program, then I would consider them an average analyst.” Asked about Gottlieb’s comments, Draymond Green said: “That guy’s funny. He’s hilarious. But I’ve played in more Final Fours than him, so that don’t bother me.” w TIDBITS: The Spartans and Bruins have appeared in six straight Final Fours, but never together. MSU got there in 2005, 2009 and 2010, and UCLA made three straight appearances from 2006-08. … Of MSU’s 33 games to date, 19 of them have come against teams in the NCAA Tournament field. Of MSU’s 14 losses, only one came to a non-NCAA Tournament team — Iowa.

JOE REXRODE’S NCAA BRACKET A bracket to remember … or forget. Here are Joe Rexrode’s picks for the NCAA Tournament, which starts tonight in Dayton, Ohio: FIRST ROUND Texas-San Antonio over Alabama State Clemson over UAB Arkansas-Little Rock over UNC-Asheville USC over VCU EAST Second round Ohio State over Texas-San Antonio Villanova over George Mason West Virginia over Clemson Kentucky over Princeton Xavier over Marquette Syracuse over Indiana State Washington over Georgia North Carolina over Long Island Third round Ohio State over Villanova Kentucky over West Virginia Xavier over Syracuse North Carolina over Washington Regional semifinals Ohio State over Kentucky North Carolina over Xavier Regional final Ohio State over North Carolina WEST Second round Duke over Hampton Michigan over Tennessee Arizona over Memphis Texas over Oakland Missouri over Cincinnati Connecticut over Bucknell Penn State over Temple San Diego State over Northern Colorado Third round Duke over Michigan Texas over Arizona Connecticut over Missouri Penn State over San Diego State Regional semifinals Texas over Duke Penn State over Connecticut Regional final Texas over Penn State

SOUTHWEST Second round Kansas over Boston UNLV over Illinois Richmond over Vanderbilt Louisville over Morehead State USC over Georgetown Purdue over St. Peters Texas A&M over Florida State Notre Dame over Akron Third round Kansas over UNLV Richmond over Louisville Purdue over USC Notre Dame over Texas A&M Regional semifinals Kansas over Richmond Purdue over Notre Dame Regional final Kansas over Purdue SOUTHEAST Second round Pittsburgh over Arkansas-Little Rock Old Dominion over Butler Kansas State over Utah State Wisconsin over Belmont St. John’s over Gonzaga BYU over Wofford MSU over UCLA Florida over UCSB Third round Pittsburgh over Old Dominion Kansas State over Wisconsin St. John’s over BYU Florida over MSU Regional semifinals Kansas State over Pittsburgh St. John’s over Florida Regional final St. John’s over Kansas State FINAL FOUR Ohio State over Texas Kansas over St. John’s TITLE GAME Kansas over Ohio State

1- Ohio State (36-2)

8 - George Mason (27-7)

Kansas (32-2) -1

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Cleveland, Friday, TNT, 4:40

16 -Texas-San Antonio/Ala. State ()

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Cleveland, Sunday

Cleveland, Friday, TNT, 2:10

Tulsa, Friday, TBS, 6:50

Boston University (21-13) -16

Tulsa, Sunday

UNLV (24-8) - 8 Tulsa, Friday, TBS, 9:20

All times p.m. Eastern

9 - Villanova (21-12)

Illinois (19-13) - 9

San Antonio, March 25

Newark, March 25

5 - West Virginia (21-12)

Vanderbilt (23-10) -5

Tampa, Thursday, CBS, 12:15

Denver, Thursday, TBS, 4:10

12- Ala.-Birmingham/Clemson () 4 - Kentucky (27-9)

Games on CBS, TBS, TNT, truTV (check local listings)

Tampa, Saturday

Richmond (27-7) -12

Denver, Saturday

Louisville (25-9) - 4 Denver, Thursday, TBS, 1:40

Tampa, Thursday, CBS, 2:45

13 - Princeton (25-7)


6 - Xavier (26-8)

Cleveland, Friday, truTV, 7:27

11- Marquette (20-15)

Georgetown (21-10) - 6

San Antonio, March 27

Final Four

Cleveland, Sunday

3 - Syracuse (27-8)

Morehead State (24-9) -13


Newark, March 27

Chicago, Friday, TNT, 9:50

Southern Cal/Va. Commonwealth () -11

Chicago, Sunday

Purdue (25-7) -3

Houston, April 4, CBS

Cleveland, Friday, truTV, 9:57

14 -Indiana State (20-14)

Chicago, Friday, TNT, 7:20

Charlotte, Friday, CBS, 9:45

10 -Georgia (21-12)

Houston, April 2, CBS

Charlotte, Sunday

2- North Carolina (29-8)

St. Peter's (20-13) -14

San Antonio, March 25

Newark, March 25

7- Washington (24-11)

Texas A&M (24-8) -7 Chicago, Friday, TBS, 4:10

Houston, April 2, CBS

Florida State (21-10) -10

Chicago, Sunday

Notre Dame (26-6) -2


Charlotte, Friday, CBS, 7:15

Chicago, Friday, TBS, 1:40

Akron (23-12) -15

15 - Long Island University (27-6)

Pittsburgh (27-5) -1

1- Duke (30-4)

Washington, Thursday, truTV, 3:10

Charlotte, Friday, truTV, 3:10

16 - Hampton (24-8)

UNC-Asheville/Ark.-Little Rock () -16

Washington, Saturday

Charlotte, Sunday

8 - Michigan (20-13)

Butler (23-9) - 8 Washington, Thursday, truTV, 12:40

Charlotte, Friday, truTV, 12:40

9 - Tennessee (19-14)

Anaheim, March 24

5 - Arizona (27-7)

Old Dominion (27-6) - 9

New Orleans, March 24

Kansas State (22-10) -5

Tucson, Thursday, truTV, 9:57

Tulsa, Friday, CBS, 2:45

12- Memphis (25-9)

Utah State (30-3) -12

Tucson, Saturday

Tulsa, Sunday

4- Texas (27-7)

Wisconsin (23-8) - 4 Tucson, Thursday, truTV, 7:27

Tulsa, Friday, CBS, 12:15

13 -Oakland (25-9)


6 - Cincinnati (25-8)

Anaheim, March 26

Washington, Thursday, TNT, 9:50

11- Missouri (23-10)

St. John's (21-11) - 6

New Orleans, March 26

Denver, Thursday, CBS, 9:45

Gonzaga (24-9) -11

Denver, Saturday

Washington, Saturday

3 - Connecticut (26-9)

Belmont (30-4) -13


Brigham Young (30-4) -3 Denver, Thursday, CBS, 7:15

Washington, Thursday, TNT, 7:20

14 - Bucknell (25-8)

Anaheim, March 24

7- Temple (25-7)

Wofford (21-12) -14

New Orleans, March 24

UCLA (22-10) -7

Tampa, Thursday, TBS, 9:20

Tucson, Thursday, TNT, 2:10

10-Penn State (19-14)

Michigan State (19-14) -10

Tampa, Saturday

Tucson, Saturday

2- San Diego State (32-2)

Florida (26-7) -2

Tucson, Thursday, TNT, 4:50

Tampa, Thursday, TBS, 6:50

15 - Northern Colorado (21-10) Source:

UC Santa Barbara (18-13) -15


2011 NCAA Division I women's basketball tournament

1- Connecticut (32-1) Storrs, Conn., Sunday, 12:05

16 -Hartford (17-15)

Storrs, Conn., March 22

8 - Kansas State (21-10) Storrs, Conn., Sunday, 2:35

Stanford (29-2) -1

Stanford, Calif., Saturday, 6:50

UC Davis (24-8) -16

Stanford, Calif., March 21

Texas Tech (22-10) - 8 Stanford, Calif., Saturday, 4:20

All times p.m. Eastern

9 - Purdue (20-11)

St. John's (21-10) - 9

Spokane, March 26

Philadelphia, March 27

5 - Georgetown (22-10)

North Carolina (25-8) -5

College Park, Md., Sunday,

Albuquerque, Saturday, 4:15

12- Princeton (24-4)

All games on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU

College Park, Md., March 22

4 - Maryland (23-7)

Fresno State (25-7) -12

Albuquerque, March 21

Kentucky (24-8) - 4 Albuquerque, Saturday, 6:45

College Park, Md., Sunday,

13 - St. Francis (Pa.) (22-11)


6 - Penn State (24-9)

University Park, Pa., Saturday, 11:10 a.m.

11- Dayton (21-11) 3 - DePaul (27-6)

University Park, Pa., March 21

Iowa (22-8) - 6 Spokane, Wash., Saturday, 4:10

Spokane, Wash., March 21

Louisville (20-12) -7 Cincinnati, Sunday, 12:10

Vanderbilt (20-11) -10

Cincinnati, March 22

Durham, N.C., March 21

2- Duke (29-3)

Xavier (28-2) -2


Durham, N.C., Saturday, 1:45

Indianapolis, April 3, ESPN

15 - Tennessee-Martin (21-10) 1- Tennessee (31-2)

Cincinnati, Sunday, 2:40

South Dakota State (19-13) -15

Indianapolis, April 3, ESPN

Baylor (31-2) -1 Waco, Texas, Sunday, 7:40

Knoxville, Tenn., Saturday, 11:05 a.m.

Prairie View (21-11) -16

Waco, Texas, March 22

Knoxville, Tenn., March 21

8 - Marquette (23-8)

Houston (26-5) - 8 Waco, Texas, Sunday, 5:10

Knoxville, Tenn., Saturday, 1:35

9 - Texas (19-13)

Dayton, Ohio, March 26

5 - Georgia Tech (23-10)

West Virginia (23-9) - 9

Dallas, March 27

Wisconsin-Green Bay (32-1) -5 Wichita, Sunday, 5:20

Columbus, Ohio, Saturday, 11:20 a.m.

12- Bowling Green (28-4)

Wichita, March 22

Columbus, Ohio, March 21

4- Ohio State (22-9)

Ark.-Little Rock (23-7) -12 Michigan State (26-5) - 4 Wichita, Sunday, 7:50

Columbus, Ohio, Saturday, 1:50

13 -Central Florida (22-10)


6 - Oklahoma (21-11)

Dayton, Ohio, March 28

Charlottesville, Va.,

11- James Madison (26-7) 3 - Miami (Fla.) (27-4)

Northern Iowa (27-5) -13


Georgia (21-10) - 6

Dallas, March 29

Auburn, Ala., Sunday, 7:45

Middle Tenn. (23-7) -11

Auburn, Ala., March 22

Charlottesville, Va., March 22

Florida State (23-7) -3 Auburn, Ala., Sunday, 5:15

Charlottesville, Va.,

14 - Gardner-Webb (23-10)

Dayton, Ohio, March 26

7- Arizona State (20-10)

Samford (25-7) -14

Dallas, March 27

Rutgers (19-12) -7

Shreveport, La., Sunday, 7:35

Salt Lake City, Saturday, 4:05

10-Temple (23-8) 2- Notre Dame (26-7)

Louisiana Tech (24-7) -10

Shreveport, La., March 22

Salt Lake City, March 21

Salt Lake City, Saturday, 6:35

Texas A&M (27-5) -2 Shreveport, La., Sunday, 5:05

15 - Utah (18-16) Source:

UCLA (27-4) -3

Montana (18-14) -14

Spokane, March 26

Durham, N.C., Saturday, 11:15 a.m.

10 -Marist (30-2)

16 - Stetson (20-12)

Gonzaga (28-4) -11

Spokane, Wash., Saturday, 6:40

Philadelphia, March 27

7- Iowa State (22-10)

Hampton (26-6) -13


Spokane, March 28

Indianapolis, April 5, ESPN

University Park, Pa., Saturday, 1:40

14 -Navy (20-11)

Final Four

Philadelphia, March 29

McNeese State (26-6) -15


SEC sends only four; lowest total since ’92 season ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Gearing up for the big dance: This Spartan basketball fan came dressed for the occasion Monday night at Breslin Center.

MSU: Northern Iowa has won 19 in a row CONTINUED FROM 8B

now, there’s no opportunity to play again. So for us, it’s going to be all about Northern Iowa.” Northern Iowa has won 19 straight games and captured both the Missouri Valley Conference’s regular-season (at 17-1) and tournament championships. The Panthers are making their second straight trip to the NCAAs — they lost 83-44 last season in the first round as a 16-seed to top-seeded Nebraska, UNI’s first ever appearance in the Big Dance. Similar to the Spartans, Northern Iowa is led by a strong upperclass presence. Junior Jacqui Kalin, a 5-foot-8 guard, leads with 15.3 points a game and just 38 turnovers to 101 assists on the season. Senior Lizzie Boeck, a 6-2 center, is second at 13.3 points a game to go with a team-high 7.7 rebounds. Both were firstteam Missouri Valley selections. And like MSU, Northern Iowa’s defense is its strength — the Panthers allow just 54.4 points a game while

Tourney time

No. 4 seed MSU vs. No. 13 seed Northern Iowa w When: Appx. 7:45 p.m. Sunday w Where: Intrust Bank Arena, Wichita, Kan. w Records: MSU 26-5, UNI 27-5 w TV: ESPN2

forcing 18.6 turnovers a game and committing just 13.7 themselves. They don’t have a player taller than 6-foot-2. The two teams have two common opponents. Northern Iowa lost to Iowa 75-46 and defeated WisconsinMilwaukee 72-68. The Spartans split with Iowa (63-60 win, 66-64 loss) and defeated Wisconsin-Milwaukee 55-48. A year ago, after making the Sweet 16 in 2009, the Spartans were the No. 5 seed and lost in the second round to fourth-seeded Kentucky. “We have a lot of vets in our group and know what it takes to get to where we want to be,” MSU senior Cetera Washington said. Contact Chris Solari at 377-1070.

BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU will not be in the NCAA tournament for the first time in 13 seasons. The Lady Tigers finished 19-13 overall and 9-8 in Southeastern Conference, this season, but they lost to Kentucky in the second round of the SEC tournament and never won more than two conference games in a row. “We will be in the NCAA tournament next year. I’ll guarantee it right now,” coach Van Chancellor said. “We’ll do whatever is necessary.” LSU won on the road against UCLA, a No. 3 seed, and at home against SEC rival Georgia, a No. 6 seed, and sported the SEC’s No. 1 defense. But those victories and statistics were not enough to earn LSU an atlarge bid and return trip to the tournament. Not receiving an invitation came as a shock to the players, junior forward LaSondra Barrett said. She thought the team would be No. 10 or No. 11 seed. “Watching the show patiently waiting for our name to be called, I was sure we’d get in,” Barrett said. “We thought we deserved to get a bid. I just knew our name would be called.” Senior guard Katherine Graham fought back tears after learning the news. “I’m disappointed and hurt,” Graham said. Chancellor said LSU was “six or seven plays away” from being a high seed in the tournament. LSU

played Tennessee, the No. 1 seed in the Dayton Region, twice this season and lost by eight and 20 points. The Lady Tigers lost to Kentucky twice by two points each. The Lady Tigers also lost on the road at Arkansas despite holding the Razorbacks to 42 points. “If we win one more conference game somewhere, we’re in,” Chancellor said. “We played Tennessee twice, one of the few teams. ... They want you to play a tougher schedule. It can’t be any tougher than that.” Barrett said the Lady Tigers would have been a sleeper team if they had squeaked into the tournament. “The way we were playing the last couple games and how much emotion we had to finish off the season ... we would have been the team a lot of people slept on because of our record,” she said. LSU’s struggled offensively all season, relying on its defense to win games. LSU held opponents to 53 points per game this season, but only scored 62 per contest on 40 percent shooting. “Somehow we have to reach a point where we consistently can make free throws and shoot around 43 percent,” Chancellor said. It was a down year in the SEC. Only Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia and Vanderbilt will participate in the NCAA tournament. The last time the SEC had just four teams in the tournament was 1992.

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East Lansing comes together after slow start Trojans have won 18 in row since opening 4-3 SEAN MERRIMAN

At the far end of East Lansing High School’s gymnasium, there is a large sign that hangs on the wall, which reads five simple, yet very meaningful goals. Commitment, together, success, hard work and fun. The five goals have been a mainstay with East Lansing’s girls basketball program over the past couple of years. However, the path that has been taken in order to accomplish those goals has been an unfamiliar one

for this year’s Trojans team. After a memorable state championship run in 2010, expectations flew high for East Lansing basketball coming into this season. But after losing four seniors, all of whom went on to play college basketball, this was a new-look team for East Lansing coach Rob Smith. “We weren’t sure how it was all going to play out, and early on in the season, it was a real struggle at times,” said Smith, whose Trojan team started this season with a 4-3 record. “We went through a storming period where the roles on this team weren’t clearly defined.” After a 61-49 loss to Detroit Country Day on Jan. 11, Smith gathered his team and challenged his players to grow from the losing.

“We talked about coming together and how we needed to get mentally tougher,” junior Alex Green recalls. “We had all the talent in the world, but we just weren’t meshing well together.” After that, the team made a pact to begin spending more time together- going to dinners, movies, and even spending an entire night at the high school just shooting hoops and exchanging stories with one another. “It was about more than just team bonding,” junior Natalie Rose Brogan said. “We knew we had to get through our struggles together…as a family.” The plan worked, as East Lansing has won 18 straight entering tonight’s Class A quarterfinal against top-ranked Grand Haven at

Don Johnson Fieldhouse. New faces lead the Trojans, including Deborah Hoekstra, a transfer from Eastern, freshman starting point guard Meechi Thompson and Piper Tucker, a talented sophomore who spent last year on the junior varsity team. And then there are Green, Brogan, and the five other players from last year’s state championship team, none of which saw significant minutes during the team’s tournament run. “We’ve been in this position before, but last year, we were looking up to those seniors,” Brogan said. “We just kind of followed their lead. This year, we made this work. We’re playing a big role on this team, not just cheering from the bench anymore.”

Fulton advances to final

Orioles nearly rally from late deficit in loss

FULTON: Corey Hungerford 7 3-5 18, Cameron Waldron 4 5-6 16, Zack Baker 2 7-8 11, Brandon Trefil 2 1-2 5, Cody Johnson 1 0-0 3, Eric Litwiller 1 0-1 2, Garrett Slavik 1 0-0 2. Totals 18 16-22 57. BIG RAPIDS CROSSROADS: Jalen Carter 8 1-1 22, Mike Smith 4 2-2 10, Ethan Mavry 3 0-1 6, Isiah Simmons 2 0-0 5, Travis Bhome 1 0-0 2, Marcus Rowthey 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 3-4 45 Fulton 11 23 8 15 –57 B.R. Crossroads 8 10 15 12 –45 3-point goals–Fulton 5 (Waldron 3, Hungerford, Johnson), Big Rapids Crossroads 6 (Carter 5, Simmons). Fouls–Fulton 14, Big Rapids Crossroads 20. Fouled Out–Crossroads (Mavry)

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Pushing ahead: Fulton junior Tyler Walden (right) drives past Big Rapids Crossroads’ Jalen Carter in Monday’s game.

KEVIN W. FOWLER For the Lansing State Journal

Charlotte falls short in ‘B’ regional semi

BILL MCLEOD WEBBERVILLE — Juniors Corey Hungerford scored 18 points and Tyler Walden added 16 to lead Fulton to a 57-45 win over Big Rapids Crossroads in a Class D regional semifinal on Monday at Webberville High School. The Pirates advance to face Muskegon Catholic in the regional final at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Muskegon beat Lansing Christian 74-60 in its semifinal game. Fulton jumped out to an 11-0 first-quarter lead and never looked back en route to the win. “We knew coming in that they were going to be a great team, they are very athletic,” Hungerford said. “We knew we would have to play defense and we would just have to out work them, and that’s what we did.” Big Rapids closed to within three at the end of first, but Fulton responded with a 14-2 run to stop any Big Rapids’ threat. Walden hit two of his four three pointers during the run. The Cougars (22-2) cut the Fulton lead to nine at the end of the third quarter, but would get no closer. “I don’t care what kind of league or what kind of schedule you have, when you are 22-1 you’ve got to have some players,” Fulton coach Todd Walden said. “We knew we would have to limit Jalen Carter, I thought we only lost him a couple of times and he made us pay for it. We did a good job of keeping them away from the basket by eliminating their dribble drives.” Walden said Brandon Trefil did a great job of defending Carter. “He was in his hip pocket most of the second half, but the rest of the guys were there helping out too,” Todd Walden said. Carter fought through the Pirate defensive effort to score a game-high 22 points.

Repeat in mind: East Lansing junior Natalie Rose Brogan, shown taking a shot during last week’s regional final against Niles, is one of seven returnees from last season’s team that claimed the Class A state title.


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Finger roll: Sexton’s Denzel Valentine lays the ball in as Williamston defenders look on during Monday’s Class B regional semifinal at Fowlerville. Sexton won 66-42.

Sexton: Big Reds in final


the Big Reds on Tuesday. A Valentine dunk put Sexton up by 16 early the third quarter, but Williamston cut that lead to nine near the period’s end. The Big Reds pulled away in the fourth by holding the Hornets to just four points — but that won’t keep Coach Valentine from reminding his team what’s at stake. “We’re talking about starting the game right,” Carlton Valentine said. “Believe me, we’re going

to take this seriously from here on out.” Sophomore Jimmy Kodet led Williamston with 10 points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots. But it too was a disappointing end for the coCAAC White champion, which finished 20-3 but had a tough time getting its offense on a consistent roll. “Flat out, we don’t play enough tough people. We have the athletes ... (but) we struggled because of the speed of the game,” Williamston Rodney Palmer said. “It would’ve taken

a good night for us to beat Sexton, but we were 20-3. I’m greatly disappointed because in my heart of hearts, I knew we could win this.” SEXTON: Anthony Clemmons 5 4-4 15, Bryn Forbes 6 3-3 15, Tyrin Wade 5 3-3 13, Denzel Valentine 2 1-2 6, Jeffrey Cain 2 1-2 5, Jaylin Hayes 1 2-2 4, Kyren Kemp 2 0-0 4, Kofi Hopson 1 0-0 2, Donyae Logan 1 0-0 2. Totals 25 14-16 66. WILLIAMSTON: Jimmy Kodet 4 1-3 10, Dylan Schultz 4 0-0 8, Tyler Watters 4 0-0 8, Justin Cain 3 0-0 7, Dylan Monette 1 3-4 5, Nik Jump 1 0-0 2, Jake Smith 0 2-2 2. Totals 17 6-9 42. Sexton 12 20 17 17-66 Williamston 9 12 17 4 -42 3-point goals–Sexton 2 (Clemmons 1, Valentine 1). Williamston 2 (Cain 1, Kodet 1). Total Fouls–Sexton 15. Williamston 10.

THREE RIVERS — Charlotte’s season came to a halt with a 43-40 loss to Sturgis in a Class B regional semifinal at Three Rivers High School on Monday night. Senior Bret Thomas led the way with 16 points for the Orioles, who all but erased a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit, fighting back to within one point with 16 seconds left. Cody Jansen scored 12 points for Sturgis (17-7), but missed two free throws with 4.1 seconds remaining. That left the door open for the Orioles (11-12) to send the contest to overtime but Charlotte’s desperation 3 at the buzzer didn’t fall. “We struggled shooting tonight,” first-year Charlotte coach Jake Briney said. “We hung around and hung around and hung around, we battled literally to the last second. I’m just so proud of our kids for the season that we had.” Both teams struggled to score in the first half, which ended with Sturgis clinging to a 16-15 lead after a second quarter in which the teams combined for more missed free throws (9) than field goals (2). Charlotte took its last lead of the game with two free throws from Aubrey Parrish before Sturgis blew the game open with an 11-0 run to take a 27-17 lead. Thomas drained a 3 with 1:06 left to cut the Oriole deficit to seven points going into the fourth. The Trojans held a 30-20 lead with 4:55 left in the fourth when Charlotte started to inch back, first with a

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Making moves: Blake Rankin had seven points for Charlotte in its 43-40 loss to Sturgis in a Class B regional semifinal. layup by Brek LaFave. The Orioles were forced to foul, and Sturgis obliged by missing five of its next nine free throws, allowing Charlotte to cut the lead to 36-34 in the final minute of play. But the Orioles simply could not get a shot to fall when they needed one. Sturgis stretch the lead to five from the free-throw line, but a long three by Thomas kept his team’s hopes alive by shaving the deficit to 39-37 with 30 seconds left. Thomas hit a turnaround jumper with 16 seconds left to make the score 41-40, but could not get over the hump. “We knew these guys, we watched them on film all weekend,” Thomas said. “We were ready for them, we just couldn’t pull it out in the end.” CHARLOTTE: Bret Thomas 6 1-1 16, Blake Rankin 2 2-2 7, Aubrey Parrish 1 4-6 6, Brek LaFave 1 2-2 5, Grant Snyder 1 1-2 3, Chase DeBack 0 2-2 2, Bryan Reed 0 1-2 1, Mitch Trzeciak 0 0-0 0. Totals 11 13-17 40. STURGIS: Cody Jansen 4 5-11 13, Boe Savage 2 7-8 12, Daniel Scheske 1 3-6 5, Chance Stewart 2 1-4 5, Drake Miller 1 2-3 4, Bryce Russell 2 0-1 4. Totals 12 18-33 43. Charlotte 8 7 5 20 -40 Sturgis 9 7 11 16 -43 3-point goals–Charlotte 5 (Thomas 3, LaFave 1, Rankin 1). Sturgis 1 (Savage 1). Total Fouls–Charlotte 24. Sturgis 16. Fouled out:- Charlotte (Rankin). Sturgis (Russell).

Gabriel Richard edges Olivet; Eastern marches on GEOFF KIMMERLY

Eastern 19 13 12 30 -74 East Kentwood 12 11 14 25 -62 3-point goals–East Kentwood 4 (Craft 2, Brown 1, Williams 1). Total Fouls–Eastern 23. East Kentwood 19.

Lucas Slater added 16 points for Ithaca and Jordan DeBoer led Covenant Christian (14-10) with 12 points. Ithaca will face two-time defending state champion Muskegon Western Michigan Christian in the regional final at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. ITHACA: Charles Schnetzler 4 6-6 18, Lucas Slater 5 6-6 16, David Brown 3 3-6 12, Luke Capen 2 1-2 5, Markes Gadlen 1 0-0 3, Luke Rayburn 1 0-0 3, Jake Greene 1 0-0 2. Totals 17 16-20 59. COVENANT CHRISTIAN: DeBaer 5 1-1 12, Kuiter 3 1-2 8, Ben Noorman 3 1-3 7, Mulder 3 0-0 6, Daling 2 0-0 4, Cottle 1 0-0 2, Jaree Noorman 0 2-2 2. Totals 17 5-8 41. Ithaca 18 18 13 10 -59 Covenant Christian 10 13 9 9 -41 3-point goals–Ithaca 9 (Schnetzler 4, Brown 3, Gadlen 1, Rayburn 1). Covenant Christian 2 (DeBaer 1, Kuiter 1). Total Fouls–Ithaca 10. Covenant Christian 15. Fouled Out:–Covenant Christian (Mulder).

FOWLERVILLE — Olivet senior Jay Cousineau scored 19 of his MUSK. CATH. 74, LANS. CHRISTIAN 60 game-high 29 points in the fourth WEBBERVILLE -- Lansing Christian lost 74-60 to Muskegon Catholic in a Class D quarter of his team’s Class B regional semifinal at Webberville. regional semifinal Monday. But in The Crusaders advance to fave Fulton in Wednesday’s regional final. a game that was back-and-forth Lansing Christian had a 10-point halftime throughout, a brief run midway lead, but the Crusaders opened the third through the fourth quarter was quarter on an 11-2 run to go ahead. Muskegon led by five following the third quarter, the difference in a 77-72 loss to then sealed the win with a 7-2 run to start Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard. the fourth. “Give Muskegon Catholic all the kudos, The game included 60 fouls they came out and stopped us in the second and 79 free-throw attempts half,” first-year Lansing Christian coach Dan between the two teams. But two Boss said. Senior Jonathan Brooks led the Pilgrims Irish baskets sandwiching an with 19 points. Freshman Jordan Terry scored Eagles turnover put Gabriel KEVIN W. FOWLER/For the Lansing State Journal 15 for Lansing Christian. BEECHER 56, LAINGSBURG 48 MCLEOD Richard up 58-54 with less than Soaring for two: Olivet’s Jay Cousineau, who had a game-high LANSING CHRISTIAN: Jonathon-BILL SPRINGPORT-Third-ranked Flint Brooks 7 5-7 four minutes to play. The Irish also 29 points, is fouled while going in for a basket on Monday. 19, Jordan Terry 4 6-6 15, Austin Cattley 4 0-0 Beecher defeated Laingsburg in a Class C regional semifinals. Beecher (18-2) was made 21 of 27 free-throw tries 11, Jay Noyola 4 2-2 11, Luke Friday 1 0-0 2, led by Monte’ Morris, who had a gameof his first 10 shots on his way to a 25 Steve Hofman 1 0-2 2. Totals 21 13-17 60. p.m. Wednesday at Fowlerville. during the fourth quarter — 78 high 19 points. Lukas Genther had 14 OLIVET: Jay Cousineau 6 17-20 29, Tanner point 15 rebound performance to help East- MUSKEGON CATHOLIC S: Christopher points and seven rebounds for Laingsburg percent — despite shooting only McCarn 4 7-9 18, Quinton Harris 1 4-4 6, Tim ern past East Kentwood. Campbell 10 4-7 28, Jason Ribecky 8 8-10 (14-8). 60 percent from the line as a team Johnson 2 0-0 5, Grant Zaremba 0 5-8 5, “Edmond really stepped up with 18 points 24, Adam Callow 2 5-5 10, Tyler DePung 2 Beecher will play Hanover-Horton (22-2) Damien Loveless 1 0-0 3, Zach Flemming 1 in the first half for our team,” said Eastern 3-4 7, Dale Rezny 1 2-2 4, Bryant Westra 0 in the regional final at 6 p.m. Wednesday. this season. 0-0 2, Aaron Platzer 1 0-0 2, Jeremiah Wood- coach Rod Watts. “We always maintained 1-2 1. Totals 23 23-30 74. LAINGSBURG: Andrew Wade 4 5-6 15, Lukas the lead and played in control for almost the Junior Tanner McCarn added 18 worth 1 0-0 2. Totals 17 33-41 72. Genther 6 2-3 14, Colin Domagalski 3 1-1 7, Lansing Christian 18 18 11 13 -60 whole game.” points for Olivet, which finished GABRIEL RICHARD: Kamari Davis 4 10-10 18, Shaun Mc Kinney 1 2-2 4, Samuel Johnson 1 Muskegon Catholic 10 16 26 22 -74 LaDontae Henton added 17 points and Cha Luther Page 7 3-4 17, Myles Lockridge 5 5-9 15, Cha Tucker scored 16 points for the Quakers 3-point goals–Lansing Christian 5 (Cattley 0-0 3, Jacob Zielinski 1 1-1 3, Jacob Blink 1 16-8 and came into this week off Adam Thomason 1 5-7 7, Ryan Jenkins 1 4-6 6, (18-6). Jeremiah Williams led East Kentwood 3, Noyola 1, Terry 1). Muskegon Catholic s 3 0-0 2. Totals 17 11-13 48. its first district championship Daren Washington 2 2-2 6, Donnie Eaton 2 0-0 (19-5) with 18 points. Eastern will face Kal- (Campbell 2, Callow 1). Total Fouls–Lansing BEECHER: Monte’ Morris 6 7-9 19, Antwaun 4, Evan Fosha 2 0-0 4. Totals 24 29-38 77. since 2007. Burks 4 1-1 10, Kevionte Goff 4 1-2 9, Jequaramazoo Central (21-3) at 7 p.m. Wednesday Christian 19. Muskegon Catholic 15. 18 9 15 30 -72 ius French 2 3-4 7, D Myrick 2 0-0 4, M Gooch for the regional championship. “It’s very frustrating, because I Olivet AA Gabriel Richard 12 16 16 33 -77 ITHACA 59, COVENANT CHRISTIAN 41 1 1-2 3, Durrikeo Holmes 1 1-2 3, Cortez RobEASTERN: Fredrick Edmond 12 1-2 25, know what our boys do, I know 3-point goals–Olivet 5 (McCarn 3, Johnson LaDontae Henton 5 7-10 17, Charles Tucker Jr. RAVENNA-- Charles Schnetzler led Ithaca inson 0 1-5 1. Totals 20 15-25 56. 1, Loveless 1). Total Fouls–Olivet 29. Fr. 4 8-8 16, Brian Morton 3 1-2 7, Steve Haney 2 to a Class C regional semifinal win over Laingsburg what they go through. No 9 16 9 14 -48 Richard 31. Fouled Out:–Olivet 1-2 5, Herb Alford 2 0-0 4. Totals 28 18-24 74. Grand Rapids Covenant Christian with a Beecher 6 15 21 14 -56 disrespect to the Irish, but we just Gabriel (Cousineau, Harris, Zaremba). Fr. Gabriel EAST KENTWOOD: Jeremiah Williams 6 5-6 game-high 18 points. 3-point goals–Laingsburg 3 (Wade 2, Johndidn’t execute things,” Olivet Richard (Eaton, Jenkins). 18, Christian Craft 5 2-3 14, Micah Gates 5 “This was a great win for us, these kids son 1). Beecher 1 (Burks 1). Total Fouls– coach Brian Dartt said. 3-6 13, Frederick Brown 3 1-2 8, Tavon Robin- played absolutely fabulous and smart, smart, Laingsburg 16. Beecher 18. Fouled son 2 3-4 7, Brayden Miller 1 0-0 2. Totals 22 smart, smart basketball tonight,” Ithaca Out:–Laingsburg (Domagalski). Beecher Gabriel Richard (9-13) will face EASTERN 74, EAST KENTWOOD 62 (Burks). coach Jim Thompson said. CALEDONIA-- Fredrick Edmond made nine 14-21 62. Sexton in the regional final at 7


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Tressel apologizes to Buckeye fans

CANTON, Ohio — Bothered by harsh criticism directed at his cherished coach, Dustin Fox wanted to offer support to Jim Tressel. “He’s my guy,” Fox said as he waited for Ohio State’s embattled coach. “He has helped more people, won more games and done more for the university,” said Fox, a former defensive back for the Buckeyes. “He changed my life, and I’m so far from perfect. I can’t throw stones.” Seconds later, Tressel stopped before entering a crowded restaurant dining room and hugged Fox, who played for him on the Buckeyes’ 2002 national title team. Fox asked Tressel how he was doing after perhaps the most turbulent week of his career. “I’m OK,” Tressel said. Standing before an audience of loyal supporters, Tressel apologized several times Monday during his first public speaking engagement since being suspended for two games and fined $250,000 for violating NCAA rules — a punishment that could become more severe. Speaking to a group of 400 — many of them Ohio State fans clad in the school’s scarlet and gray — at a luncheon sponsored by the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Tressel charmed the sold-out luncheon crowd during a 40-minute speech in which he centered on handling adversity. Dressed as impeccably as ever in a charcoal suit and dark red tie, Tressel opened his remarks by saying he couldn’t offer much about the recent scandal at Ohio State “because of the nature of the investigation.” He then got contrite. “But I can tell you this,” he said. “I consider all of you a part of the Buckeye Nation. I sincerely apologize for what we’ve been through. I apologize for the fact I wasn’t able to find the ones to partner with to handle our difficult and complex situation.”


Nadal, Wozniacki win easily

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Rafael Nadal breezed past American qualifier Ryan Sweeting 6-3, 6-1 in a third-round match Monday as the second week of the BNP Paribas Open began. Nadal improved to 28-4 in his career at Indian Wells, where he’s won twice. The world’s top-ranked men’s player has lost six games in his first two matches while showing no lingering effects from his recent left thigh injury. “I didn’t play nothing really impressive, but I played solid. I didn’t have big mistakes,” he said. “The more positive thing is I finished much better than the beginning of the match. So improve during the match always very good news, no?” Women’s top seed Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark advanced with a 6-1, 6-3 victory against Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez of Spain that took just over an hour. Wozniacki has improved her results in each of her first four years playing at Indian Wells, where she was runner-up to champion Jelena Jankovic last year.


Union seeking new host for worlds

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland — Accepting that Tokyo could not host the World Figure Skating Championships next week, the sport’s governing body stepped up efforts Monday to find a new venue and dates for its marquee event. The International Skating Union is expected to announce a backup plan this week after giving up hopes — initially shared with Japanese organizers — to proceed as planned after Tokyo’s Yoyogi stadium escaped damage in Friday’s devastating earthquake and tsunami. Instead, the ISU made the inevitable ruling — backed by federations including the United States, Canada and France — to postpone the March 21-27 worlds, and the World Team Trophy scheduled to be held in Yokohama on April 14-17. — ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Making contact: Brennan Boesch connects for a single during the fourth inning of Detroit’s 4-2 exhibition victory over the Washington Nationals on Monday.

Martinez homers in Tigers’ win over Nats

Porcello goes 4 2/3 innings and allows just one earned run ASSOCIATED PRESS

VIERA, Fla. — Victor Martinez took his first home run for the Tigers in stride. Martinez hit a two-run shot and Magglio Ordonez added two hits, leading Detroit past the Washington Nationals 4-2 on Monday. It was the first homer of the spring for Martinez, who signed a four-year, $50 million contract with the Tigers in the offseason. “You don’t come to spring training to put up big numbers,” he said. “I just try to come here and get comfortable at the plate before the season starts. It’s nice when you get a hit, don’t get me wrong, but I don’t really worry about homers. I really worry about putting the barrel on the ball.” Martinez’s drive off reliever Todd Coffey in the sixth inning might have had a little help from the wind blowing out to right field. While the catcher’s ability to drive in runs was the main reason the Tigers signed him, there is no question Martinez’s experience behind the plate is also paying off with a young pitching staff. Detroit starter Rick Porcello bounced back from his only shaky outing of the spring, allowing one run and five hits while striking out three in 4 2-3 innings. He has already developed a bond with his new catcher. “We’re still trying to get used to each other, but I really like him behind the plate,” Porcello said. “He’s extremely positive, which for me, as a pitcher, I like a lot. Obviously, he’s been around for a number of years, so he’s got a feel for what pitches to throw. “The biggest thing is there’s a guy back there that I trust. When he puts down a pitch, I’ve got confidence that’s what I’m going to go with. He knows the league pretty well.” While the Detroit pitching staff


was holding down the Nationals’ offense, another big piece of the Tigers’ offense had a big day. Ordonez hit a double and Brennan Boesch drove in his fifth run of the spring. Washington starter Jason Marquis also had a good day, striking out four while allowing three hits and one run over five innings. Potential closer Drew Storen also had his best day of the spring, throwing a scoreless inning with one strikeout. Storen, who said he is learning to trust his stuff and focus on executing rather than trying to do too much, is using an old college trick to help him. Before going out to pitch, he looked at the brim of his hat, where he had written the words, “Down, Precise,” and “Focus through the target.” Storen said he changes the words on his hat often, depending on how he is feeling and what he needs to concentrate on. He is on his fourth hat this spring. “There’s no whiteout, or anything like that,” Storen said. “I just get a new hat. It’s kind of like a mood ring.” Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond had three hits and an RBI. Notes: Washington LF Michael Morse had a second-inning single and is batting .469 (15 for 32) this spring. ... 3B Brian Bixler also had a hit and has impressed manager Jim Riggleman, who said Bixler is still in the mix for a bench spot. ... RF Jayson Werth is still looking to get on track this spring. He went 0 for 4 and is hitting just .167. ... SS Cale Iorg had a better afternoon than morning for Detroit. While fielding grounders during infield practice, Iorg ran into one of the cages and was knocked to the ground. Iorg sported a red mark on his right cheek, but was otherwise fine. He also doubled home the first run of the game. Tigers manager Jim Leyland couldn’t stop praising Iorg after the game and said if the 25-yearold can come through at the plate, he could have a long career ahead of him. ... Tigers CF Andy Dirks came in leading the Grapefruit League with 15 hits, but went 0 for 4.

Robertson to have surgery on elbow ASSOCIATED PRESS

PEORIA, Ariz. — Seattle Mariners left-hander Nate Robertson will have arthroscopic surgery to remove loose bodies from his pitching elbow. The team announced Monday that the 33-year-old Robertson, who signed a minor league contract with Seattle in January, is expected to resume throwing in four weeks. He was 0-1 in three appearances (two starts) with a 7.71 ERA in Robertson spring training. Robertson has had previous operations on his left elbow. He’s a nine-year major league veteran, with most of that time spent with the Detroit Tigers. w ATHLETICS: Oakland can only hope that closer Andrew Bailey isn’t seriously hurt. Bailey faced three batters in his second spring outing Monday and left a 9-8 loss to the Cleveland Indians with discomfort in his elbow. The right-hander had surgery at the end of last season to remove bone chips and bone spurs from the elbow. w WHITE SOX: Jake Peavy felt good over four innings of work against his former

team Monday, but the Chicago White Sox fell to the San Diego Padres 7-6. Peavy threw 67 pitches, 47 for strikes, in his third start of the spring. He allowed three runs on six hits, struck out two and walked a batter. w YANKEES: Yankees pitchers Joba Chamberlain and Sergio Mitre will be sidelined for a few days because of muscle soreness on the left side of their upper bodies. New York manager Joe Girardi on Monday said both could pitch again later this week. Mitre was scratched from his scheduled start in Monday night’s game against Boston in Fort Myers. He first felt the soreness on Sunday. It is in a different spot than a strained left oblique that sidelined Mitre for 32 games last season. Mitre is competing with Freddy Garcia, Ivan Nova and Bartolo Colon for two open rotation spots behind CC Sabathia, Phil Hughes and A.J. Burnett. w PHIILLIES: Philadelphia Phillies closer Brad Lidge has a sore arm that will keep him off the mound for a few days. Lidge was supposed to pitch Monday against the Houston Astros, but did not make the trip to Kissimmee because of tendinitis in his right biceps. Pitching coach Rich Dubee said that while Lidge typically has soreness during the spring, Phillies management would err on the side of caution.

The Detroit Red Wings will have nearly all personnel available Wednesday against Washington, as goaltender Chris Osgood, defenseman Brian Rafalski and forward Patrick Eaves are ready to play. Osgood was activated off injured reserve today, two months after undergoing surgery for a sports hernia. The Wings play back-toback games Wednesday and Thursday, hosting the Capitals and then playing at Columbus, but coach Mike Babcock wouldn’t commit to playing Osgood against the Blue Jackets — as would be the normal routine for games on consecutive nights. “I want to win games,” Babcock said. “Whatever gives us the best chance to


win, that’s what we’re going to do.” Osgood, who missed 27 games, is 5-3-2 with a 2.77 goals-against average and .903 save percentage this season. Rafalski has been out since Feb. 24 because of back spasms. Patrick Eaves last played Feb. 22, when an awkward fall left him with a sore groin. Babcock said he hadn’t decided on a lineup yet, but Rafalski is certain to be back in. The Wings could use his passing and shooting at even strength and on the power play. He also likely will need to be in, as Ruslan Salei is back in California with his wife, who is due to give birth Wednesday. Eaves subbed in with the top lines during today’s practice, but that was just because the Wings now have an excess of two forwards. One takes turns with the top lines and the other with the third and fourth lines. With Osgood available, the Wings have sent goalie Joey MacDonald back to Grand Rapids.


PITTSBURGH — Penguins center Sidney Crosby returned to the ice on Monday for the first time since missing 29 games with a concussion. But if you’re looking for the Pittsburgh captain’s return date, it’s still anyone’s guess. “I have no clue,” Crosby said. “I’m not thinking too far ahead as far as a time frame. I just want to get

better. This is part of the way to do that. I’m just kind of taking that step and seeing how it goes.” w BLACKHAWKS 6, SHARKS 3: Marian Hossa scored two power-play goals less than 3 minutes apart to ignite a five-goal outburst by Chicago in the second period, in a win over the San Jose. — ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Still searching for answers: Pistons coach John Kuester has used 17 different starting lineups this season.

Pistons shuffle lineup yet again Team used 17th starting combo in loss to Denver VINCE ELLIS Detroit Free Press

DENVER — Players have had a myriad of reactions to Pistons coach John Kuester this dismal season. There has been gallows humor at his latest coaching maneuvers. There has been anger when you consider his clashes with Rip Hamilton and Rodney Stuckey. There has even been devious calculation when you think back to that Philadelphia shoot-around where it was obvious some sort of team protest was planned. But after the latest humiliation — a 30-point drubbing at the hands of the Nuggets on Saturday night featuring the team’s 17th different starting lineup of


the season — there was only a sense of acceptance and calendar watching until the end of the regular season next month. Hamilton returned to the starting lineup for the first time since December and Stuckey was back at the point. Those moves weren’t that surprising. But Kuester put Tracy McGrady at power forward. McGrady said he hasn’t played inside since high school. The sense of resignation has been there for quite some time, but there were only veiled cracks at Kuester’s constant shuffling of the lineup in the Pistons’ locker room afterward. The only public comments were from Tayshaun Prince, who said people “shouldn’t be surprised” at the constant lineup shuffling because that has been the trend all season. Granted, there have been some valid reasons for the mixing and matching, but the players would probably say it’s just one reason Kuester is miscast as the Pistons’ coach.


MIAMI — Chris Bosh scored 30 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, Dwyane Wade scored 29 and the Miami Heat avenged their worst loss of the season by rolling past the NBA-leading Spurs 110-80 on Monday night. LeBron James finished with 21 points, eight assists and six rebounds for the Heat, who have won three straight and moved within two games of Eastern Conference front-runners Boston

and Chicago. Miami lost 125-95 in San Antonio on March 4. w ROCKETS 95, SUNS 93: Kevin Martin scored 23 points, Chuck Hayes had a career-high 21 points and nine rebounds and Houston snapped a seven-game losing streak to Phoenix. w NETS 88, CELTICS 79: Brook Lopez scored 20 points, Deron Williams added 16 and made the clinching 3-pointer for the Nets. — ASSOCIATED PRESS


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FOWLERVILLE — Sexton’s regional semifinal victory ended Monday with smooth no-look passes, a pair of dunks — and an unhappy Carlton Valentine. The Big Reds coach’s team finished a 66-42 win over Williamston the way it hoped to play the whole



Status of spring season to be finalized this week

Lansing Community College athletic director Scott Latham said Monday that he plans to inform the women’s softball team this week as to whether or not the school will field a team this spring. “I’m gathering input from all of the players, and we will have a decision soon,” Latham said. The season was suspended Feb. 22 on the same day LCC fired head coach Bob Every over a series of alleged violations of National Junior College Athletic Association rules and for behavior deemed detrimental to the student-athletes on the team. Last Thursday Latham met with several players, including freshman Karli Myers who said a majority of the team would prefer to play for Every’s three assistant coaches — Jeff Kegler, Pat Malloy and Jerry Murphy — but they too were fired the same week. “Scott said he would do what he could to put a schedule together, but that he wasn’t sure he could get all the games back,” Myers said. The Stars had been scheduled to open their Michigan Community College Athletic Association schedule March 26 at Jackson. A preseason trip to Titusville, Fla., was cancelled in the aftermath of the coaches’ dismissal.


Olympic medalist named top U.S. amateur athlete

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Olympic figure skating champion Evan Lysacek won the 2010 Sullivan Award on Monday as the top amateur athlete in the United States. Lysacek also won the USOC Sportsman of the Year award earlier this year. The other Sullivan finalists were water skier Regina Jacquess, University of Nevada basketball player Tahnee Robinson, University of Arkansas football player DJ Williams and baton twirler Karrissa Wimberley of the University of Georgia. The Sullivan Award has been handed out since 1930 to the most outstanding U.S. amateur athlete of the year based on athletic accomplishments, leadership skills, character and sportsmanship.


game, with defensive intensity and highlight plays that are the mark of the reigning Class B state runner-up. But the pregame and first half were not to Valentine’s liking, especially in mid-March. Fortunately for Sexton, it was able to draw on some lessons from that 2010 run over the final two quarters and fight back some spirited runs by the Hornets. “That’s our experience from

making the state finals,” said Big Reds junior guard Denzel Valentine, also Carlton’s son. “Last year we were down to Detroit Douglass by eight with two minutes left (in a quarterfinal win). We just try to use our experience in games when teams make a run.” The No. 5 Big Reds (22-2) next face Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard (9-13) in Wednesday’s regional final. Tip is at 7 p.m. at Fowlerville. Junior guards Bryn Forbes and Anthony Clemmons both had 15 points and senior forward Tyrin Wade had 13 and 10 rebounds for


On the way up: Kyren Kemp scores SEE SEXTON Page 6B during Sexton’s 66-42 win on Monday.



Future Spartan adds state’s finest to resume

DETROIT — Jasmine Hines is already running out of room to add achievements to her college applications. Monday, she picked up another. The Central Lake senior was named the state’s 30th Miss Basketball, finishing with 2,080 points in voting done by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan. St. Ignace’s Nicole Elmblad was second with 1,473 points while Rebecca Mills of Midland Dow had 1,240 points. “I was shocked when Coach called me yesterday to tell me that I won,” Hines said. “I saw Brenna Brankston play in the finals the year she won Miss Basketball, and ever since then, I’ve wanted to win this. “It is a dream come true.” The Miss Basketball trophy comes after she has set the state’s singleseason and career records in both scoring and rebounding. If she scores 11 points in today’s quarterfinal against Portland St. Patrick, she’ll become the first player of either sex to reach the 3,000-point mark. “There are a lot of great players in the state, so you never know who is going to win, but Jasmine definitely deserves this,” coach Al Becker said. “Her numbers speak for themselves.” The only thing still missing from Hines’ basketball resume is a state championship. Central Lake has gone 89-9 during her career, but lost in the semifinals last season. Unless Central Lake gets upset by Portland St. Patrick, Hines will end her high-school career at the Breslin Center — the same arena she will play this fall as a freshman at Michigan State. “She’s a very special person,” Becker said of Hines, who carries a 4.0 grade-point average and is the vice president of her senior class and the National Honor Society. “She has put in a lot of work in her life to make things work out like this.”

MARCH 15, 2011

Sexton delivers on time GEOFF KIMMERLY

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Big Reds’ sloppy play, however, unnerves coach

Central figure: Central Lake senior Jasmine Hines was named Miss Basketball on Monday.


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Kansas, here we come! MSU senior Cetera Washington (second from right) celebrates her team’s NCAA first-round date Monday night at Breslin Center.

Big Ten’s best know it’s a new season now MSU draws Missouri Valley’s Northern Iowa in tourney opener CHRIS SOLARI

EAST LANSING — Every step along the way this season, the Michigan State women’s basketball players have put a premium on staying in the moment. Heading into the NCAA Tournament is no different for them — yet the Spartans possess an alltoo-keen sense of urgency as to what’s at stake. “It’s so weird how the season goes,” senior Kalisha Keane said. “Like, oh my God, nothing matters more than your preseason record and who you beat then. And then everyone’s like, nothing matters more than the Big Ten. Then you go to this next level, and then it’s like, well, nothing matters more than the Big Ten Tournament. “Well, we just did all that. And none of it really matters now be-


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for both the men’s and women’s tournaments, Page 5B w Derrick Nix’s size will work to his advantage against UCLA, Page 5B cause it’s one-and-done in the NCAA Tournament.” And there may be no more perfect a place for MSU to take a business trip in March than to Wichita, Kan. The 12th-ranked Spartans will face Northern Iowa on Sunday at Intrust Bank Arena in the first round of the Women’s NCAA Tournament. Fourth-seeded MSU (26-5) and the No. 13 seed Panthers (27-5) will play at approximately 7:45 p.m.

Looking ahead: “This is all about survive and advance now, there’s no opportunity to play again,” said MSU coach Suzy Merchant, whose team opens NCAA Tournament play Sunday night against Northern Iowa. in the Dallas Regional, 25 minutes after the game between No. 5 seed Wisconsin-Green Bay (32-1, ranked No. 13) and 12th-seeded Arkansas-Little Rock (23-7). The game will be televised on ESPN2. “I think that’s the one gift this team has had — that we don’t

worry about the next one or who we could meet down the road. You just cannot,” coach Suzy Merchant said Monday after the selections were announced. “This is all about survive and advance



PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL / TONIGHT’S QUARTERFINAL PREVIEWS Class A: Grand Haven (25-0) vs. East Lansing (22-3)

7 p.m., Don Johnson Fieldhouse w Grand Haven is No. 1 and East Lansing is No. 9. But here are some numbers the Trojans can feel good about: East Lansing is 30-3 in the postseason over the past five seasons, and went 8-3 against teams that got votes in the final Class A or B state polls this winter. Grand Haven played one such ranked team this season. Also, it’s fair to assume Trojans’ senior Deborah Hoekstra scored a good chunk of her 1,000-plus career points at Don Johnson during her three seasons with the Quakers. Grand Haven has a few of similar caliber. Junior point guard Shar’Rae Davis is averaging 10.1 points and 5.7 assists per game, and junior Alex Law adds 13.5 points per game.

Class B: Dearborn Divine Child (20-5) vs. Olivet (24-1) 7 p.m. at Marshall

w Not too shabby for the Eagles’ first

season in Class B after a nice run in Class C. This is Olivet’s second state quarterfinal in three years. Divine Child’s glory days were 1986-94 when it won four Class B state titles. But the Falcons did power through their district and regional by an average of 27 points per win. That said, No. 7 Olivet is the lone area team that is ranked higher than its opponent — and could be headed to its second semifinal appearance in three years as well. Divine Child’s schedule featured more than half Class A teams, plus a close win over Class D state champion Waterford Our Lady.

Class C: Pewamo-Westphalia (24-1) vs. Flint Hamady (25-0) 7 p.m. at Lowell w This will be one of the night’s most highly anticipated games in any class, with No. 3 Pewamo-Westphalia the next to try to dethrone two-time defending champion Hamady. The Hawks sent a wave through the Central Michigan Athletic Conference last week with a 52-26 regional win over Laingsburg. But P-W won the CMAC and has no doubt looked forward to this matchup since falling to Hamady 48-40 in last season’s regional final. Kristy Droste gives the Pirates two all-staters in the lineup, along with 2010 selection Abbey Hengesbach. P-W is a team that could end Hamady’s run.

Class D: Central Lake (25-0) vs. Portland St. Patrick (18-7) 7 p.m. at Benzonia Benzie Central

w Central Lake is on a mission to win its

first state title after falling in last season’s semifinals. And the Shamrocks’ challenge is rather obvious — and not because she’s 6-foot-3. No. 1 Central Lake is led by this season’s Miss Basketball Jasmine Hines. She’s a Michigan State signee and the state’s all-time leading scorer, averaging 30 points and 15 rebounds. She’s certainly one of the best St. Pat coach Al Schrauben has faced in his 25 seasons, but he’s figured out ways to beat a lot of good ones. St. Patrick has played in five of the past 10 Class D state finals, but this will be its first quarterfinal appearance since 2006.






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10:01 p.m., ABC Once a coldly just-the-facts show, “1-8-7” now builds quiet waves of emotion. The police squad is in mourning for Stone (D.J. Cotrona); Longford (James McDaniel) nears retirement and Fitch (Michael Imperioli) awaits a visit from his son (wonderfully played by Imperioli’s real-life son Vadim). There’s a murder case that takes cameras to Detroit’s real-life Heidelberg Project, which gives abandoned houses a quirky facelift. And there’s the arrival of Fitch’s enemy from his New York years; that propels this improving show toward its seasonfinale Sunday. — Mike Hughes/TV America

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Truly there is nothing like sitting at the table, or in a comfy chair, on a blustery day in March, planning your summer garden. You don’t think about the tilling, the weeding,



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such as lettuce and peppers, are planted on the surface of ruffled-up soil. Brush the soil lightly and water lightly. »Germination temperature: In the house it’s difficult to control temperature, especially if the grow site is on a windowsill. Pepper plants sprout at 77 to 80 degrees; kale will sprout between 45

and 85 degrees. Tip: Put some heat under pots until the seedlings poke up. »Days to germinate: Most seeds will send up sprouts in five to 12 days. Remove from heat source as soon as they emerge. The other reference to days is how long between the plant emerges and it can be harvested.

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This week’s major home video releases include an ill-advised Jennifer Aniston comedy, a drama by director Clint Eastwood and a film that was nominated for multiple Academy Awards.

Catalogs offer tempting view of your garden’s future eed catalogs are like comic books for adults. They create a tornado of imagination. Tomatoes that are so juicy and flavor-filled you’ll eat them right off the vine, sometimes not even washing them off with the garden hose. Radishes that bite back. Peppers hot or sweet, orange and yellow, and funny-looking, not like the same-size ones you find in the supermarket. If the vegetables are enticing, wait until you look through those catalogs to see flower varieties you won’t find in any local nursery. Things like Burpee’s “Coconut Ice” sunflower, the first white sunflower ever, or “Black Cat Petunia,” a pure black petunia.

‘The Fighter’


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4 stars (out of four). Rated R for language throughout, drug content, some violence and sexuality. Paramount. Available on: DVD, Blu-ray and on demand If “The Fighter’s” seven Academy Award nominations and two wins (Christian Bale for best supporting actor and Melissa Leo for best supporting actress) haven’t convinced you that the movie was among the best to hit theaters in 2010, the home video release should do the trick. Directed by David O. Russell, the movie follows up-and-coming fighter Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg) and his attempts to make the big time. He has plenty of talent, but his potential is repeatedly quashed by his relationship with his brother-trainer Dicky Eklund (Bale), a fighter turned drug addict. It doesn’t help that his overbearing mother (Leo) insists that Micky sticks with Dicky despite offers to train with better people. When Micky begins a relationship with a beautiful cocktail waitress named Charlene (Amy Adams), he begins to understand that his family might not have his best interests at heart. And that really gets the drama going. Bale and Leo deserve their Oscars, as their performances are astonishing. Even more impressive is the fact that those two don’t outshine their co-stars. Adams was also nominated for best supporting actress, and early talk had Whalberg as a best actor contender. His commitment to the role — physically and emotionally — makes it a shame that he wasn’t actually tossed into the mix. One part sports film, one part family drama, “The Fighter” is an outstanding picture that deserves all the accolades it has received. DVD and Blu-ray extras include a making-of feature and an audio commentary by Russell.


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ear Amy: I am in seventh grade. I am Jewish. I have a Native American friend in the same grade. We have a lot of classes together, and his locker is right next to mine. We have fun together, and he makes me laugh a lot, but he makes fun of me a lot too. Sometimes he says that I’m fat, but most of the time he makes fun of me because I’m Jewish. For example, today we were goofing around, and a friend of his said, “What’s going on?” and he said, “She was being Jewish.” He has said that kind of stuff before, and I hate it when he does it. I have tried to get him to stop. Sometimes when I tell him to stop making fun of me, he says stuff like, “But you make fun of me, too.” I don’t make fun of him like that. I told him I didn’t like it when he made fun of me for being Jewish, and he stopped for about a day. I would feel safe telling a teacher, but I’m afraid if I do so I will lose him as a friend. We have almost all of our classes together. I can also imagine that it might make things worse if I tell. But sometimes I want to cry when he makes fun of me. I don’t know what to do. — A Seventh-Grader Dear Seventh-Grader: There is a difference between having fun and “making fun of.” Friends goof around and occasionally tease each other. But it’s never OK to criticize someone’s ethnicity or religion — even if you’re joking. That’s not friendly teasing — that’s bullying. And if you’re afraid to tell an adult because you think it might make things worse, then that’s a sign that this kid is a bully-in-training. You can say to him, “I want you to stop making


» The conjunction of Mercury

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» There are primal instincts to

» This is a day to let go. Throw

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fun of my religion. I don’t make fun of your being a Native American. What you’re doing is mean, and I don’t think you’re really a mean person, so I want you to stop.” Give him another chance to change. And then, depending on what he says or does next, you should definitely take your concern to your mother and to a teacher. Dear Amy: Why can’t doctors show a little kindness when delivering bad news? Over the last 40 years, my siblings and I have all had the experience of doctors bouncing into the exam room, staring at their charts or off into space as they bluntly rattle off a devastating diagnosis, then leaving the room without a word of comfort. It happened again to a sibling this week. I know doctors don’t have the time to sit weeping with a family and must maintain a certain clinical detachment, but why can’t they look patients in the eye, address them by name and tell the news as gently as possible? Amy, what are your thoughts on this? — Just Be Nice Dear Nice: I completely agree. Physicians don’t have to sugarcoat the truth. Their patients need them to be honest. But in addition to delivering the truth, physicians should also attend to the patient’s reaction with compassion. Send questions to askamy or by mail to Ask Amy, Chicago Tribune, TT500, 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611.

old friends and colleagues. When you make an effort to remember only the good things about this person, your business goes smoothly.

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Horoscopes Tuesday, March 15, 2011:


DEATH » Owsley “Bear” Stan-

ley, a 1960s counterculture icon who worked with The Grateful Dead and was a prolific LSD producer, died in a car crash in Australia, his family said Monday. He was 76.

Rock hall adds Cooper to Detroit’s tally of stars


Dr. John. He’ll be introduced by fellow shock rocker Rob Zombie. A Detroit native whose career was You already knew it was Detroit fueled at venues such as the Grande Rock City. Ballroom, the 63-year-old Cooper reBut talk about hogging the spotlocated years ago to Arizona. But he light: When Alice Cooper was induct- remains a proud Detroiter — even a ed into the Rock and Roll Hall of diehard Lions fan — who adores the Fame Monday, he was the 18th Decity’s loud, tough legacy. troit performer to make the cut, join“We always felt like we were up ing such greats as Bob Seger, Stevie against the New York and L.A. bands. Wonder and Aretha Franklin. You’d feel like an underdog because The addition of Cooper means De- there’s no glitz and glamour about troit now claims more than 10 percent Detroit,” he said. “But what there was of the entire hall of fame aristocracy about Detroit was hard rock. And — a formidable share of the glory for when it came down to it, where the a city that knows how to flex its musi- rubber meets the road, the Detroit cal muscle. bands could kick everyone’s butts. Cooper, who will accept the honor And steal the equipment. And the with surviving members of his origigirlfriends.” nal band, is in a 2011 class that in— Brian McCollum, Detroit Free cludes Neil Diamond, Tom Waits and Press

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ear Carolyn: My 22-year-old cousin is living with me while she completes an internship in my area. She hopes to be hired at the end of the year. But she dresses ... kinda slutty: knee socks paired with plaid miniskirts and tops that are way tight and way low cut. My other roommate calls it “12-yearold sexpot.” I offered to take Cousin shopping, explaining how I knew it could be hard to amass a “grown-up” wardrobe. I held up a series of button-downs and tailored pants, but she didn’t buy any of them. She did, however, buy a pair of thighhigh boots. Am I absolved now? Or do I come out and just say, “Honey, you look like a

prisingly, I feel a little relieved. We fought a lot, and while the emotional roller coaster was sometimes exhilirating, it had grown tiretellme@ some. Thought I’d have to end it myself. The problem? Nobody is believing me when I say I’m sleaze”? — Anonymous fine. She is now “dating” anNo, but you can say, other friend in our group “I think your sexy clothes might be working against (my guess is for a while) and everyone seems to be you.” walking on eggshells about You’re under no obligation to, and I could argue it. Our group has a party that it’s not your business — next week, and I intended to go. I harbor no ill will to my but your cousin would be in your debt if you made ex or this other “friend.” But part of me is thinking to just the extra effort. If her response to warmly phrased avoid the drama. Would you concern is to get defensive, go? — Dumpsville, Population: Me then she has bigger problems than protruding parts. Yep. But I’d stop saying I was “fine”; post-bad-news, Dear Carolyn: OK, so my girlfriend (of two years) that’s code for “I’m still dumped me yesterday. Sur- drawing breath, thanks.”


Instead, please tell the truth. Saying you’re relieved does verge on bad-mouthing your ex, but (a) she’s the one who dumped you, and (b) it’s easy to explain away kindly with, “She’s a good person, but we fought a lot.” You could also say you’re happy for the new couple. You don’t owe anyone this much information, but I’m more concerned about what you owe yourself (primarily) and your ex. If “I’m relieved, and happy for her” would buy you pest-free reentry into your social life, then by all means say it. Have a question? Carolyn Hax, The Washington Post, Style Plus, 1150 15th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20071, or e-mail tellme@washpost. com. Carolyn Hax’s column appears Tuesdays.

Plant: Secret is strength and patience Seed catalogs ripe for the picking


or the watering. You think about being outdoors, with the sun not yet too hot, enjoying the smell of the earth and remembering the way tomato plants always make your nose itch. OK, so it’s not going to be perfect. Some of the plants you start from seed will become waterlogged. You’ll break the roots of others during transplant. Your cat will get on the windowsill and chomp on some, or the dog will knock the seed tray over with his tail. But gardening that starts with tiny seeds inside during March and April can be fun. It’s usually cheap but sure to be frustrating. Like most things that are fun there are two rules to follow: restraint and patience, all the experts agree. “It’s fun to watch the plants come up. It’s easy. It’s fun. But there’s an asterisk to that — it takes a lot of attention, a lot of commitment. If you want beefsteak tomatoes, it might be better to wait until May to pay $3.95 for a six-inch high plant in your local nursery or garden center,” says Nick Polanin, director of New Jersey’s master gardener program. The program is run through the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, a component of Rutgers University. What you won’t get from the local plant seller are heritage or heirloom plants. “You’re not going to find them at retail, but for people who like the taste, and the challenge of growing them, you can’t beat a heritage vegetable,” says Polanin. The challenges, he says, are many. “The heritage vegetables don’t look as pretty. They don’t stand up very well. You grow them for the taste, the freshness, but they don’t store. They may fall apart in your hands when you pick them because the skin is thin,” says Polanin.

GARDENERS SUPPLY CO. Gardeners Supply Co., based in Vermont, was started by gardeners. The only seeds it markets are in clay balls that are tossed into a garden plot for a naturalized effect. The seed balls, about the size of a grape, contain 20 to 30 seeds. Visit

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Polanin and Sally McCabe, project manager of the garden tenders program at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, advised gardeners who are tempted to rely on seeds to fill their yards, or patio containers, to do simple math. “Count backwards. Follow the directions. See how long from planting until you can harvest. It’s reverse engineering. Generally May 1 in a city is a safe date to put things in your garden. In the counties, use Mother’s Day. When you get good at it you can cheat by a week or two,” says McCabe. “Eggplants need six weeks (from when the plant sprouts). You can’t plant them outside until the end of May, so figure it out,” she says. The easiest plants to grow, McCabe says, are tomatoes and marigolds. “Kids can do it. Once you get good, try broccoli and cabbages. They can go out in the ground once the ground isn’t muddy and is ready to work.” McCabe emphasized the importance of hardening off seedlings, preparing them for transplant into the garden. “You don’t just put them out the door. Two or three days before you’re ready to plant, cut back on the watering. The walls of the cells of the plants will get thicker and the move won’t be such a stress on

the plant. “Put them in a shady area. The sun will cook them. If it looks lush and green, give it a little shade,” McCabe advised.


Thinning seedlings is an important step. “Put three seeds in a pot or a soil pellet. As they start to grow, cut off two and leave the third. Be relentless,” McCabe says. Chris Espinosa, a horticultural society member from Cherry Hill, N.J., says he’s just about surrendered to the tribulation of growing from seeds, except for winter vegetables and flowers. He had scallions growing in his yard until Christmas Eve this year. “You go through the seed catalogs and you end up buying things you don’t need. I’d make a list and suddenly I was ordering $200 worth of stuff. Some of the packets had 500 seeds!” says Espinosa.

W. Atlee Burpee & Co., based in nearby Warminster, Pa., has been printing a seed catalog for 135 years. It now includes seeds for plants, both vegetables and flowers. Visit

GURNEY’S Gurneys, an Indiana company, highlights seeds for heirloom and hybrid vegetables as well as multiplant packs. Seed packets generally cost $2.49 and, with few exceptions, contain 70 to 80 seeds. Visit

EDEN BROTHERS Eden Brothers, in Georgia, sells seeds for heirloom vegetables and flowers, including Cylindra beets, ruby-red and six to eight inches long, and Scarlet Nantes carrots, especially good for juicing. Visit

PARK SEED COMPANY Park Seed Company, in South Carolina, has a more detailed catalog than its competitors, although the photos aren’t as enticing as Burpee’s. The company regularly has sales. A popular seed offering this year is Aster hulk, a green and yellow Aster that is ideal for cutting all season. Visit

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w “NCIS,” 8 p.m., CBS. The second half of a twopart rerun sees the aftermath of a stunning ambush. Michael Nouri again plays Ziva’s father, the head of Israel’s Mossad. w “NCIS: Los Angeles,” 9 p.m., CBS. A Marine unit has been ambushed in the desert, in this rerun. Deeks and Kensi are paired together in the field; Nate returns from his mystery assignment. w “Joan & Melissa” season-finale, 9 p.m., WE. Joan Rivers revises her will. w “Raising Hope,” 9:01 p.m., Fox. Feelings are hurt when Jimmy picks the baby’s potential guardian. w “Traffic Light,” 9:31 p.m., Fox. It’s Adam’s fault that Callie’s car was stolen. When he heads out to buy her another car, things only get more complicated. w “The Good Wife,” 10 p.m., CBS. This rerun has Alicia’s gay brother visiting, shortly after his comments about her husband have created a crisis for the election campaign. w “Lights Out,” 10 p.m., FX. For “Lights” Leary — who needs a title fight to avoid bankruptcy — troubles build. Last week, he was seriously injured while trying to stop a fight. w “Comedy Central Roast,” 10:30 p.m., Comedy Central. Previous roasts have had moments ranging from hilarious to crude and juvenile. Tonight, the target is Donald Trump; roasters include comedians and others, ranging from Larry King to Snoop Dogg. Mike Hughes writes about television for TV America. His column appears Monday through Saturday. Read his blog at

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Editor’s note: Looking for Mike’s must-see for tonight? See Page 1C. TONIGHT’S MUST-SEE: “Glee,” 8 p.m., Fox. At times this terrific show has been criticized for having too many show tunes, too many cover tunes. It responded to some of that with “Empire State of Mind” and other current hits. Now it goes further. The glee club faces tough judges (played by Kathy Griffin and Loretta Devine) and tough competitors — one coached by Sue Sylvester, another (Blaine and the Warblers) with a strong set list. The result is an hour built around original songs. TONIGHT’S ALTERNATIVE: “V” season-finale, 9 p.m., ABC. The future of Earth now teeters on Lisa, the alien visitor in the facade of a beautiful young blonde. Her mom (Anna, leader of the alien visitors) wants her to breed with Tyler, an Earthling. Lisa, how- MIKE ever, is secretly working with TyHUGHES ler’s mom Erica; that sets up toTELEVISION night’s coup attempt. Marc Singer guests, but not in his role in the original “V.” Now he’s the leader of a secret organization.


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has left him capable of communing with the dead. Unlike many frauds who make a living passing themselves off as mediums, George is the real deal and he’s none too happy about it. His brother, Billy (Jay Mohr), argues that George has a gift and there’s nothing wrong with making a dime off the ability to let the living communicate with lost relatives. But George long ago learned that his so-called gift made it impossible for him to live a normal life. So, he pretends his abilities don’t exist and works as an unassuming dock worker in San Francisco. When “Hereafter” isn’t focused on George, it looks at Marie Lelay (Cecile De France), a French television journalist who escapes death in a tsunami and finds her life changed in the process. It also has a significant section devoted to Marcus (played by both George and Frankie McClaren), a young boy who lost his twin brother in a traffic accident. Of course, the film builds toward an intersection of the three

Bryce Dallas Howard and Matt Damon in ‘Hereafter’ characters’ lives. As with nearly every Eastwood film, the craftsmanship is first rate and the acting is wonderful. Damon is one of his generation’s finest actors, and he is always believable as a man fighting to make peace with his lot in life. De France isn’t well known in the U.S., but she’s terrific.The same can be said for the McClarens, who are essentially making their debut. Where Eastwood’s film occasionally falters is pacing. His subject matter is fascinating, and “Hereaf-

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NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE BY ADVERTISEMENT PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a mortgage given by MD Real Estate, LLC, a Michigan limited liability company, to Capitol National Bank, a national banking corporation, dated July 22, 2004, and recorded August 5, 2004, in Ingham County records at Liber 3123, Page 1159, is being foreclosed on by Capitol National Bank for nonpayment of principal and interest. The property subject to this foreclosure is described as: City of Lansing, County of Ingham, State of Michigan The South 94 feet of the West 60 feet of Lot 2, G.S. French’s Subdivision, City of Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan, according to the recorded plat thereof, as recorded in Liber 2 of Plats, Page 5, Ingham County records. Commonly known as 1128 West Ionia Street, Lansing, MI Parcel #33-01-01-17-255-061 There is currently due and owing on four loans secured by the mortgage the total sum of $258,385.45 exclusive of taxes, costs and attorney fees, bearing interest at the rate of 7.25%. The period within which the premises may be redeemed shall expire six (6) months from the date of sale. The foreclosure sale of this property will take place on Thursday, April 14, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. at the Ingham County Veterans Memorial Courthouse, 313 W. Kalamazoo, Lansing, Michigan. William E. Rheaume Attorney at Law

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a mortgage given by MD Real Estate, LLC, a Michigan limited liability company, to Capitol National Bank, a national banking corporation, dated September 20, 2004, and recorded October 1, 2004, in Ingham County records at Liber 3131, Page 994, is being foreclosed on by Capitol National Bank for non-payment of principal and interest. The property subject to this foreclosure is described as: City of Lansing, County of Ingham, State of Michigan Lot 8 and the North 50 feet of Lot 9, Block 11, Lansing Improvement Company’s Addition to the City of Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan, according to the recorded Plat thereof as recorded in Liber 2 of Plats, Page 14, Ingham County records Commonly known as 804 Bement Street, Lansing, MI Parcel No. 33-01-01-15-356292 There is currently due and owing on four loans secured by the mortgage the total sum of $258,385.45 exclusive of taxes, costs and attorney fees, bearing interest at the rate of 7.25%. The period within which the premises may be redeemed shall expire six (6) months from the date of sale. The foreclosure sale of this property will take place on Thursday, April 14, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. at the Ingham County Veterans Memorial Courthouse, 313 W. Kalamazoo, Lansing, Michigan. William E. Rheaume Attorney at Law Dated: February 22, 2011 200 North Washington Sq. #320 Lansing, MI 48933 (517) 371-5579

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LE-900734 2/22/11-3/1, 8, 15/11 200 North Washington Sq. #320 State of Michigan Lansing, MI 48933 30th Judicial Circuit Court (517) 371-5579 Family Division County of Ingham LE-900736 2/22/11-3/1, 8, 15/11 PUBLICATION OF NOTICE OF HEARING NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE FILE NO. BY ADVERTISEMENT 11-171-NC PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a In the matter of: FATON mortgage given by MD Real Estate, LLC, a Michigan lim- EMINI, Name Change TO ALL INTERESTED PERited liability company, to including: whose Capitol National Bank, a na- SONS tional banking corporation, address(es) are unknown and whose interest in the dated June 23, 2004, and recorded July 21, 2004, in Ing- matter may be barred or afham County records at Liber fected by the following: TAKE NOTICE: A HEARING 3120 Page 801, is being foreclosed on by Capitol Nation- WILL BE HELD ON Thursday, al Bank for non-payment of March 31, 2011 @ 2:00 pm principal and interest. The AT 313 W. KALAMAZOO ST., property subject to this 2ND FLOOR, LANSING, MICHforeclosure is described as: IGAN BEFORE JUDGE LAURA City of Lansing, County of BAIRD. A HEARING WILL BE HELD ON THE PETITION OF Ingham, State of Michigan The North 33 feet of the FATON EMINI REQUESTING HIS NAME BE West 109 feet of Lot 9, Block THAT E, of Subdivision of Blocks CHANGED FROM FATON 26 and 27, Original Plat, ac- EMINI TO BESIM SHABANI cording to the recorded plat thereof as recorded in Liber Dated: February 8, 2011 2 of Plats, Page 36, 37 and 38 FATON EMINI of Ingham County records. Commonly known as 816 N. 824 CONRAD C8 Pine Street, Lansing, MI LANSING, MI 48911 517-803-8920 48906 Parcel No. 33-01-01-09-360LE-906009 041 There is currently due and 3/15/11 owing on four loans secured by the mortgage the total sum of $258,385.45 exclusive of taxes, costs and attorney fees, bearing interest at the rate of 7.25%. The period within which the premises may be redeemed shall expire six (6) months from the date of sale. The foreclosure sale of this property will take place on Thursday, April 14, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. at the Ingham County Veterans Memorial Courthouse, 313 W. Kalamazoo, Lansing, Michigan. William E. Rheaume Attorney at Law

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SCIENCE ON THE CUTTING EDGE Scientists have long observed male capuchin monkeys urinating on their hands and then rubbing down their bodies, but researchers were unclear about the purpose (whether for identification, or threat-prevention, or mating) -- until a recent issue of the American Journal of Primatology. Dr. Kimberly Phillips and colleagues found that the practice helps clarify mating priorities, in that, first, males rub down promptly after being solicited by females in heat, and second, based on MRI scans of capuchins’ brains, female mating activity is triggered only by adults’ urine.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED LONG-TERM CARE IN SURANCE PREMIUM RATE IN CREASES REQUESTED BY: JOHN HANCOCK LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY (USA), UNION SECURITY INSUR ANCE COMPANY, and TIME INSUR ANCE COMPANY (collectively "the insurers") Ken Ross, Commissioner of OFIR, will hold a public hearing pursuant to 1983 AACS, R 500.2139, to receive comments on proposed long-term care insurance premium rate increases requested by John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.), Union Security Insurance Company, and Time Insurance Company ("the insurers") on: THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011 - 12:00 Noon - 4:00 p.m. Williams Auditorium - Ground Floor - G Mennen Williams Building 525 W Ottawa St - Lansing MI 48933 Long-term care insurance is regulated under Chapter 39 of the Michigan Insurance Code ("the Code"), Mich. Comp. Laws § 500.3901 et seq. Before approving any premium rate increase, the Commissioner reviews the proposed rate filings under the standards contained in Section 3926a or Section 3927 of the Code. The insurers have requested premium rate increases ranging from 0-100%. However, the insurers have also proposed options which may mitigate the impact of those rate increases upon policyholders. To assist the Commissioner in his review of the proposed premium rate filings, the public is invited to present data, views, and arguments on the proposed rates. The insurers’ rate filings are available at under "What’s New," and may be examined at the Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation by contacting Renee Campbell at (517) 373-2671 or to set up an appointment. The Commissioner will accept oral and written comments at the public hearing on March 31, 2011. Submit written comments by 5 pm Monday, April 4, 2011, ATTENTION: Renee Campbell by one of the following means: Email: Fax: Re: Long Term Care Rates; 517241-4168 Hand Delivery and/or US Mail: OFIR, 611 W. Ottawa Street, 3rd Floor, Lansing, Michigan 48933 The hearing site is handicap accessible. Please refrain from using heavily scented personal care products to enhance accessibility for everyone. If you require additional accommodations to participate in the hearing, contact Valerie Huston toll free at (877) 999-6442 or (517) 335-5872, at least 7 working days, before the hearing. LE-905497





Each row must contain the numbers 1 to 9; each column must contain the numbers 1 to 9; and each set of 3 by 3 boxes must contain the numbers 1 to 9. Find the answers below Isaac Asimov’s Super Quiz. THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek

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