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GED gets much-needed facelift BY CHELSEA DAVIS The World
A redesign could help remove the stigma from the GED, education leaders say. The General Educational Development exam has been updated for the first time in 12 years and became available Thursday. David Moore, Oregon’s state director of adult basic education, thinks misconceptions about the GED will eventually disappear. “To be honest, I think it will be (there) until the new test can really demonstrate that the performance
on that test puts a student on par with somebody coming out of high school in terms of his or her ability to get a job and compete with their peers to get into credit post-secondary programs,” he said. “To give GED Testing Service credit, they ... said the GED is not a significant credential any longer and needs to be redesigned.” During the 2011-2012 school year, 82 South Coast high-schoolers received their GED, according to the Oregon Department of Education. In 2012, more than 700,000 Americans took the GED. The
average test-taker is 26 years old, and many are poor. Around 40 million American adults don’t have a high school education. There’s a clear difference in the new GED. Now it’s entirely computerized. The content is also now aligned with Common Core State Standards. “The math test will be more advanced with more algebra in it than the old test,” he said. “GED Testing Service’s intent is to better ensure that a student, if he or she completed the new test, is more college- and career-ready than they would be if they had not
aligned the test with Common Core State Standards.” Oregon is one of 45 states adopting Common Core for the 2014-2015 school year. The GED still includes math, reading and science, but now it combines writing mechanics and a writing prompt into one test. Its reading and writing passages are also longer and more complex. The number of Oregonians who passed the test spiked 34 percent in 2013, an increase Moore attributes to the fact that any incomplete GEDs from before Dec. 31 won’t apply to the new test.
Around two-thirds of GED testtakers in Oregon are adults over 18, Moore said. Coos Bay schools superintendent Dawn Granger said it’s important to note that highschoolers who take the GED are doing so instead of dropping out, not instead of getting a diploma. “A lot want to rush to start working, they have children of their own or they’re behind on so many credits that they don’t want to wait until they’re 20 to graduate,” she said. SEE GED | A8
Congress has piles of unfinished business BY DONNA CASSATA The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Back to work Monday, Congress faces a hefty list of unfinished business and a politically driven agenda in an election year that will determine control of the House and Senate. President Barack Obama’s nomination of Janet Yellen to head the Federal Reserve and a threemonth extension of benefits for the long-term unemployed are first up in Senate, with votes scheduled Monday night. The rare burst of bipartisanship last month produced a budget agreement, but lawmakers were unable to agree on extending federal benefits for an estimated 1.3 million Americans. The payments stopped Dec. 28 and Democrats, led by Obama, are pushing hard to revive them. The issue is vital to the party’s core voters who are crucial in low-turnout, midterm elections, and Democrats left no doubt that they will use any Republican opposition as a political cudgel. “Dealing with declining middle-class incomes and not enough job growth will be the No. 1 issue,” said Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. “And if on the first day of the new session, the Republican Party says they won’t even support
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Another Christmas tree is tossed on the pile by Brian Waddington Saturday morning behind the North Bend fire station. Teams from the department fanned out and gathered up used Christmas trees put at the curb by residents.
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WASHINGTON — Oskar Zepeda has had pretty much one mission in his life: kill or capture. After serving nine tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, he now has a new target — child predators. Zepeda, 29, is part of a 17-member class of veterans trained in computer forensics and sent to Immigration and Customs Enforcement field offices. They aren’t paid, and there’s no guarantee that they’ll have a full-time job when their one-year stint ends. But the interns are finding the purpose of their new mission outweighs financial considerations.
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Brendon Gibbens of the North Bend Fire Department carries another Christmas tree to the trailer Saturday morning in the Airport Heights area. “It’s for safety,” Griggs said. “To get rid of fire hazards.” They’ve done this service for the past 12-15 years, said North Bend’s Assistant Capt. Jim Brown. “Initially we started it to alleviate a hazard,” Brown said. He said dry trees left in peoples’ homes could catch fire relatively easy. That initiative grew to collecting donations to provide food and toys for needy families during the following holiday season.
Coos Bay fire crews asked folks to donate canned food items to the Salvation Army. Crews from North Bend left envelopes in folks’ mailboxes asking for monetary donations. The funds will go toward providing food and toys to needy families in the Kids for Christmas program. They also use funds collected from other projects throughout the year to supplement the program, which usually costs about $2,000. Last year, Brown said they
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Folks getting rid of their old Christmas trees had some help again this year from area fire departments. In return, crews asked residents to donate canned food items or money. Firefighters from North Bend and Coos Bay picked up peoSee video online at ples’ old theworldlink.com t r e e s from curbsides around the cities Saturday. North Bend folks will have a chance to get rid of their trees again Jan. 11. North Bend’s crew of eight volunteers, interns and firefighters worked from 8 a.m. to early afternoon, gathering about 450 trees and loading them into the back of their pickup trucks. They usually get 500 to 600 per year, said volunteer Deputy Chief Leroy Griggs with North Bend. Coos Bay crews collected about 290 trees.
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raised about $1,000 and provided food for about 20 families for the 2013 season. The children at each household received several gifts apiece, he said. “We can take care of them at around 20 (families),” he said. Any more, and resources would be spread too thin, he said. Trees collected from North Bend will go to the Coos Watershed Association, which will use them on its restoration projects. “It’s to increase bank stabilization on small creeks so live plants can start growing,” said project manager Alexis Brickner. She said they’d use about 100 to 150 trees and later would plant willows or other live trees. The watershed has used old trees for Wilson Creek on a culvert upgrade and planned to do two or three more projects with them this year, she said. “It helps improve the salmon habitats,” she said. Reporter Emily Thornton can be reached at 541-2691222, ext. 249 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter: @EmilyK_Thornton.
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Jan. 3, 10:28 a.m., dispute, 500 block of North Morrison Street. Jan. 3, 11:07 a.m., theft, 200 block of South Marple Street. Jan. 3, 12:47 p.m., harassment, 100 block of Laclair Street. Jan. 3, 1:06 p.m., criminal trespass, 500 block of South Empire Boulevard. Jan. 3, 1:13 p.m., theft, 1000 block of North Bayshore Drive. Jan. 3, 1:34 p.m., man arrested for second-degree criminal trespass, 100 block of North Cammann Street. Jan. 3, 2:14 p.m., criminal trespass, 900 block of South First Street. Jan. 3, 3:34 p.m., disorderly conduct, 1200 block of South First Street. Jan. 3, 5:49 p.m., man arrested for hit-and-run, 1000 block of Fenwick Avenue.
COOS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Jan. 3, 5:12 a.m., assault, 69800 block of Wildwood Drive, North Bend. Jan. 3, 8:23 a.m., burglary, 91400 block of Spaw Lane, Coos Bay. Jan. 3, 11:46 a.m., dispute, 91300 block of Grinnell Lane, Coos Bay. Jan. 3, 12:57 p.m., dispute, 91300 block of Kellogg Lane, Coos Bay. Jan. 3, 3:15 p.m., dispute, Metcalf Drive, Coos Bay. Jan. 3, 4:28 p.m., theft, 59800 block of Fairview Road, Coquille. Jan. 3, 7:20 p.m., theft of mail, 88200 block of Barnekoff Lane, Bandon.
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WEDNESDAY Food System Action Team Conversation 3-5 p.m., Coos Bay Fire Station, 450 Elrod Ave., Coos Bay. 541-266-2753 Cape Arago Audubon Society Meeting 7 p.m. Coos Bay Public Library Myrtlewood Room, 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay. Featured: Fishing for a Living, a segment of David Attenborough's series “The Life of Birds.”
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COQUILLE — A 23-yearold Coquille man was arrested Friday night on multiple weapons and drug offenses following a criminal trespass call in North Bend. According to the North Bend Police Department log, Zacherie V. Prescott is COQUILLE POLICE charged with carrying a conDEPARTMENT cealed weapon and Jan. 3, 4:05 p.m., woman arrested possession, distribution and for possession of methamphetamanufacture of methammine, 12th Street and Dean Street. phetamine. Jan. 3, 9:13 p.m., fight, 800 block North Bend officers, with of Dean Street. help from Oregon State Police and the Coos Bay Jan. 4, 1:37 a.m., dispute, 3200 Police Department, arrested block of Ocean Boulevard. Prescott just after 10 p.m. Jan. 4, 1:57 a.m., harassment, 3200 block of Ocean Boulevard. following a report of a transient refusing to leave a Jan. 4, 3:35 a.m., dispute, 1200 home in the 3000 block of block of Birch Avenue. Union Street. Prescott was taken to the NORTH BEND POLICE Coos County Jail.
DEPARTMENT Jan. 3, 10:20 a.m., threats, 3600 block of Tremont Avenue. Jan. 3, 11:14 a.m., stalking, 2400 block of Broadway Court. Jan. 3, 11:36 a.m., probation violation, 3200 block of Tremont Avenue. Jan. 3, 2:15 p.m., man arrested for violation of restraining order, 69100 block of Wildwood Road. Jan. 3, 6:01 p.m., unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, 2000 block of Johnson Street. Jan. 4, 3:02 a.m., juvenile taken into protective custody for thirddegree theft, criminal trespass and curfew violation, Clark Street and State Street.
Ninety acres catch fire near Bridge BRIDGE — About 90 acres of slash and young trees caught fire Sunday afternoon 7 miles southeast of Bridge. The Bone Mountain
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Complex Fire, consisting of seven small fires, was caused by some burning done earlier in the year, according to John Flannigan, prevention specialist with the Coos Protection Forest Association. No homes or roads were threatened and no one was injured, he said. He said they were mostly concerned about the young trees, as they were to be harvested. The fire wasn’t contained, but “a lot of it had slowed down” as of Sunday evening he said. Coos and Douglas forest protection associations, as well as property owners from Plum Creek responded to the blaze. Flannigan said the owners were responsible for the majority of the fire, since it was on their property. Five bulldozers, six tenders, three engines and 64 people responded to the fire, he said.
COOS BAY — An explosion landed two in the hospital Friday. Shortly after 1:30 p.m. Friday, the Coos County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an explosion at 64558 Donovan’s Drive east of Coos Bay. Kyle Kaufmann, 23, and Jacob Sweider, 17, both of Coos Bay, were working on a Jeep in a shop building when one lit a cutting torch. The flame ignited fumes and caused a flash explosion, according to law enforcement. Both were lying on the ground being treated by family when deputies arrived. Sweider’s father, Richard Sweider, said he had opened the shop doors, removed the gas tanks and thought the area was well ventilated. Both were transported to Bay Area Hospital with injuries. There was no fire due to the explosion.
Rotary club awarding local grants COOS BAY — Coos BayNorth Bend Rotary Club is awarding grants worth a total $5,300 to local organizations serving the Coos Bay-North Bend community. Grants will be used to
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enhance youth participation in music, culture, train youth leaders, and assist with projects that meet basic community needs. Rotary club members donate goods and services to hold an annual auction and carry out programs, such as wood cutting, to raise funds that are used for local and international projects. A committee made up of Rotary members selects grants to be awarded based upon the criteria and funding available. For information, visit http://coosbaynorthbendrotary.com or call Tom Bennett at 541-290-3320. Organization or program approved for a Rotary grant for 2013-14: ■ Boy Scouts of America Chinook District — leader-
ship training; $1,000 ■ THE House — bedding, clothing, rain gear and food; $1,000 ■ Child Abuse Intervention Center — family fun day; $500 ■ Oregon Coast Music Association — music involvement and education for youth; $500 ■ South Coast Clambake Jazz Festival — music education sponsor; $1,000 ■ South Coast Horizons — help to purchase a passenger vehicle for clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities; $1,000. ■ Soroptimist International of the Coos Bay area — share in providing backpacks for children moving through the court system; $300
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TUESDAY Bay Area Health District — 5:30 p.m., Bay Area Hospital, spruce room, 1775 Thompson Road, Coos Bay; education session. Bay Area Health District — 6:30 p.m., Bay Area Hospital, myrtle
room, 1775 Thompson Road, Coos Bay; regular meeting. Coquille Valley Wildlife Area Stakeholders Commiteee — 6:30 p.m., Charleston RV Park, recreation room, 63402 Kingfisher Road, Charleston; regular meeting. Myrtle Point Public Library Foundation — 7 p.m., Myrtle Point Public Library, 435 Fifth St., Myrtle Point; regular meeting.
WEDNESDAY Bay Area Community Informatics Agency — 7 a.m., Bay Area Hospital, 1775 Thompson Road, Coos Bay; regular meeting.
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■ 4.00 — Zachary Amavisca, Hannah Elmer, Nancy Ferrer, Hailey Riley and Timothy Smith, ■ 3.86 — Zachary Breitkreutz, Aurora Moss, Mariah Ray and Brad Romine ■ 3.83 — Gunnar Mang
■ 3.71 — Chandler Fisher, Alaney Gallino, McKailey Landmark, Zachary Ray and Anna Sweeney ■ 3.57 — Madeline Ingraham, Johnny Rowe and Ryan Swenson ■ Principal’s List, 3.49–3.00 — Marissa Morrison, Kody Woody, McKenzie Gibson, Duncan Foster, Trisha Ray, Elijah Dill, Makala Edgar, Maggi Gabel, Gabe Reab, Tori Howard, Kimberley Nichols, Emily Terry and Wyatt Yates
11th Grade ■ 4.00 — Michael Gunther, Kaili Kerr, Hannah Spencer, Bayli Waddington and Marina Wilson ■ 3.83 — Kaitlyn Davidson ■ 3.80 — Cassidy Hall ■ 3.71 — Meghan Rice ■ 3.66 — Brandon Bowen and Christina VanLeuven ■ 3.60 — Kaitlyn Dixon and Jessica Hall ■ 3.50 — Joey Gott and Phoebe Summers
■ Principal’s List, 3.49–3.00 — Kyle Yost, Serena Erler, Hayley Davis, Ismael Chavez, Caroline Newman, Brian Smith, Ronna Neuwirth, Corey Sutphin, Jordyn Tassey and Jeremy Vigue
12th Grade ■ 4.00 — Christopher Elmer, Eduarda Fabris, Thomson Hallmark, Tasia Hyatt, Alexis Ladig and Jessica McElravey ■ 3.83 — Louis Grauls and Ji Won Ryu ■ 3.77 — Andrew Piburn ■ 3.75 — Brayden Schmitt ■ 3.50 — McKenzie Church, Kionna Faith, Sierra Yarnell, ■ Principal’s List, 3.49–3.00 — Ashley Thompson, Alise Sanders, Madison Grant, Nicole Romine, Dariane Clements, Dallas Brown, Baruch Carman, Hunter DeLaTorre, Tristan Dixon, Terrence Edwards, Kai Griggs, Katie Gurney and Chaukae James.
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Laurie Smart is one of the three investors hoping to revive the shuttered Tomahawk Sports Bar and Grill in Marcola. Tomahawk Investment Group LLC is looking to turn a potentially contaminated former gas station and sports bar property into an American-style restaurant — the only restaurant in the town of Marcola, said Barry Rogers, one-third of the group.
PORTLAND (AP) — Oregon is seeing a spike in flu hospitalizations and other signs that this year’s flu season may be more aggressive than the last few years. In the most recently available numbers, the state reports that there were 81 flu-related hospitalizations during the week of Christmas. That was a jump from 67 the week before and just 18 the week before that. Oregon Health Authority spokesman Jonathan Modie said the flu season doesn’t typically peak in Oregon until later in January and February. “It’s not too late to get vaccinated. That’s the big message,” Modie said. Oregon’s flu-surveillance system found that the week of Christmas saw more than 4 percent of outpatients had influenza-like illness. That number is higher than the past four years at this point
in the flu season. While state figures don’t yet show any pediatric deaths from the flu this year, KGW-TV reports that a 5year-old boy from Eugene recently died from the flu at Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Mo Daya, who works in emergency medical care at OHSU, said he’s seen flu cases at nearly every shift. He reiterated the message that the vaccine can help. “The vaccine is the best preventative thing we have today. I encourage everyone who hasn’t had the vaccine to get out and get the vaccine to try to protect this from occurring,” Daya said. Many of the flu cases this year are the H1N1 strain that was an epidemic in 2009. The flu vaccine can now help protect from H1N1. The H1N1 strain is more likely to hit young adults and children.
Group looks to revive remote community’s only restaurant Madras kennels MARCOLA (AP) — Three friends are whipping out their own wallets to bring a beloved restaurant back to their community. Tomahawk Investment Group LLC is looking to turn a potentially contaminated former gas station and sports bar property into an American-style restaurant — the only restaurant in the town of Marcola, said Barry Rogers, one-third of the group. “There’s nothing else. I think the closest is the Springfield Country Club, which is about 15 miles south,” Rogers said. Rogers, who has lived in Marcola for six years, said he and his fellow residents were sad to see Tomahawk Sports Bar and Grill close because of a financial dispute in early 2012. “It was a really big loss when it closed,” he said. “It was something that people liked to go to, and from our perspective it really served a need in the community.” Without the restaurant as a social hub, he said, the community northeast of Eugene has gathered only for public meetings and church services. So Rogers, along with Laurie Smart and Bob Russel, who he knew through his involvement in the Mohawk Valley Community Grange,
decided to revive the restaurant. After indicating their intent to buy, the trio discovered that recent testing on the property had revealed petroleum contamination — indicating that underground gas storage tanks from the property’s gas station were leaking. But after discussions with the state Department of Environmental Quality helped them understand the cleanup process, they decided to move forward with the purchase. The group completed its prospective purchaser agreement with the DEQ in December, stating that they intended to purchase the property and would allow the DEQ access for environmental investigation and cleanup regarding the potential petroleum leak on the property. The agreement said the group would not be liable for future contamination or cleanup costs on the property that operated as a gas station from the mid-1940s until 2012. Smart, who has lived in Marcola for seven years, said she only went to the bar and grill “once in a great while” when it was open. Still, she feels the hole that was left in the community after the closing of the restaurant, which formerly
hosted a couple dozen people at a time on any given evening. “As a community, we all miss it very much, because it’s the only gathering place outside of church,” Smart said. Now, she added, the rural community “feels more disjointed.” She said the restaurant would give people a place to connect with friends as well as a venue to form new relationships with fellow community members. Tomahawk Investment Group plans to purchase the property for $65,000 this month and pay the DEQ $10,000 in cleanup costs. The Tomahawk group reported the contamination to the DEQ in October, drawing from a report that had been submitted to Umpqua Bank in August 2012. Based on soil and groundwater samples from 2012, the report showed higher contamination levels than those the DEQ had measured in 1996 after it replaced leaking underground gasoline storage tanks on the property. The DEQ had declared that the property required “no further action” after it replaced the tanks, because groundwater contamination concentrations didn’t exceed cleanup standards. The DEQ is accepting comments on the Tomahawk
group’s proposal through Jan. 14. Over the next few months, the DEQ will examine the extent and spread of the contamination, project manager Eric Clough said. Part of that process will involve removing the underground storage tanks that were installed in 1996 and are now presumably leaking. The property will no longer function as a gas station. The majority of the project will be covered by funds from the Environmental Protection Agency, Clough said, since the current property owner is unable to afford the work. Rogers, who moved to Marcola from Chicago in 2008, doesn’t plan to run the restaurant himself — he wants to go there to kick back and enjoy a meal with his neighbors. He and his team are seeking a tenant with experience running a small-town diner, and he hopes to open the restaurant — likely under a new name — in May. “Our hope is to take the pumps out and put a deck out in front and really turn it into a nice place,” Rogers said. “Maybe even attract a few people out from Eugene from time to time.”
Police: Barefoot woman jumps on disabled I-5 car ALBANY (AP) — A barefoot woman walking along Interstate 5 jumped on top of a disabled vehicle and crushed the car’s windshield while two people sat inside, according to police. Authorities arrested Victoria Dawn Lohmann, 24, of Aumsville on Saturday and booked her into jail for firstdegree criminal mischief and other charges. Investigators said they found Lohmann with what appeared to be a controlled substance. The
substance has been sent to the crime lab for testing. The incident began Saturday afternoon when two women, ages 61 and 53, were driving northbound and ran out of gas near Albany. As they sat in the vehicle arranging for gas to be brought to the car, Lohmann approached the vehicle without wearing shoes or socks. Lohmann’s pants also dropped, exposing herself, before she left across the freeway, according to an inci-
dent summary provided by the Oregon State Police. Lohmann then returned to the car shortly afterward. The women said Lohmann approached the car on foot, got on top of the hood and began to jump up and down while the women were reporting the incident to authorities. The Oregon State Police says Lohmann then jumped on the windshield, caving it in before running across the interstate. Law enforcement officers
who responded to the scene quickly found Lohmann and took her into custody without further incident. Lohmann was treated for minor cuts to the feet, hands and face that police say occurred when she was damaging the vehicle. Along with the criminal mischief charge, authorities also booked Lohmann on two counts of recklessly endangering another person and one count of disorderly conduct in the second degree.
Police arrest suspect in drive-thru flasher case TUALATIN, Ore. (AP) — Police have arrested a man accused of exposing himself at drive-thru windows in the Portland area. Tualatin police spokeswoman Jennifer Massey says 48-year-old Robert Martin of Sherwood was arrested at home Saturday. He was booked into jail on 10 counts of felony public indecency. Massey says police got a tip that the suspect vehicle was at a Tualatin used-car lot. Detectives discovered the car had been registered to Martin and was sold to the business Monday. In recent weeks, there have been reports of a man exposing his genitals and masturbating in front of female employees at coffee shops and restaurants in T igard, Tualatin, Lake Oswego, Wilsonville and Portland.
STATE D I G E S T Weather elsewhere affects Portland flights PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The extreme cold in upper parts of the Midwest and remnants of the snow storm in the Northeast are affecting some flights at Portland International Airport. KGW reports some flights Monday to Chicago, New York, Detroit and other destinations are listed as cancelled or delayed. Travelers should check with their airline.
ranked a Fred Meyer store as the best financial option. The Register-Guard reports that the committee comprised of school district employees and a real estate consultant ranked proposals the district received last month for its 10-acre property. A Fred Meyer developer offered to pay $360,000 a year to lease the land for 20 years, with an option to buy it
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building, located on Southeast McTaggart Road in Madras. In return, the humane society is expected to take in all strays from the county. “Our thought was that a nonprofit would be able to tap into volunteer resources and fundraising resources that people may not normally want to donate to the government,” said Jeff Rasmussen, Jefferson County Administrative Officer. “People pay taxes, and when these places need more help, they may say ‘Why didn’t they (the government) do that?”’ So far, the new humane society has already succeeded at tapping into these resources. It recently secured a grant of $4,000 from 31 Paws of Bend, and also raised $2,800 in donations from the community. The money is going toward the kennels’ improvement, which includes running electricity to the 20 outdoor kennels, and also building three fenced play areas for the dogs. The electricity will help keep the outdoor kennels warm during the cold months of winter, and will also keep the dogs’ water bowls from freezing. The new upgrade is expected to be functioning by next week. The play areas are being built using money donated in memory of a Prineville dog shelter volunteer, who requested that in lieu of flowers, money be given to the humane society. “The dogs here never had a play yard, so that’ll be nice because it’ll get them out of the kennels and into play groups,” Drynan said. “And frankly, a tired dog is a quiet dog.”
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Dems will pay for Obamacare As Democrats survey a troubled 2014 political landscape, it’s easy to forget how optimistic they seemed less than a year ago. “I would expect that Nancy Pelosi is going to be speaker again pretty soon,” President Obama told cheering House Democrats at a party retreat last February. In the rosy scenario that took hold in some Democratic circles, the party was positioned to recapture the House in 2014 and maintain control of the Senate, allowing Obama to defy the history of second-term presidential decline. Great successes and good years lay ahead. Had Democrats forgotten Obamacare,the law they passed in 2010 that was scheduled to take effect in 2014? It almost seemed as if they had. Obama and his allies put off the arrival of Obamacare until after the president faced re-election in 2012. His administration also delayed releasing key rules BYRON regarding the law until YORK after the election for fear of angering voters. But now Columnist they can’t put it off any longer. 2014 will be the year Democrats pay for Obamacare. When Obama spoke to the House retreat, polls consistently showed Democrats leading in the so-called “generic ballot” question, that is, whether voters will choose a Democratic or a Republican representative in the next election. Now, however, there’s been a big swing away from Democrats and toward Republicans. In addition, a new CNN poll found that 55 percent of voters surveyed said that when it comes to congressional races, they’re more likely to vote for a candidate who opposes Obama than one who supports the president. “Those kind of numbers spelled early trouble for the Democrats before the 1994 and 2010 midterms, and for the GOP before the 2006 elections,” CNN polling director Keating Holland reported on the network’s website. Meanwhile, support for Obamacare, already low, could fall further as more middle-income Americans — voters — figure out that they are the ones who will be paying for the Democrats’ national health care scheme. In 2009 and 2010, Obama, Pelosi and their fellow Democrats sold Obamacare as a kind of miracle. It would give health insurance to 30 million previously uncovered people and cut the federal deficit by more than a trillion dollars at the same time. And the only taxes needed to pay for it all would fall on the very wealthy. It seemed impossible, but that’s what they claimed. Now, millions of middle-income Americans who probably felt safe from Obamacare’s taxes are learning that they will pay for the program after all, in the form of higher premiums. Democrats constructed a system in which insurance companies would be forced to cover more people and then spread the cost around among those who had coverage all along, meaning many middleincome Americans will have to pay more for what they already had. Taxpayer-paid subsidies would go to lower-income Americans. It was a clever strategy, allowing Democrats to sell their bill as a deficit cutter that wouldn’t raise taxes on the vast majority of Americans. But the public had to find out eventually.“ACA taxes were imposed only on high-income people,” the conservative writer David Frum noted recently in a series of tweets. “But large costs fall on the middle class, too, in the hidden, kludgy form of rate hikes. ‘Obamacare is deficit neutral’ wasn’t technically a lie,but it was highly misleading. The middle class will pay and is paying.” Did most Americans understand that when Obamacare was passed and signed into law? Unlikely. But 2014 will be the year they find out. And they are unlikely to be kind to the people who sold them that bill of goods. Democrats can comfort themselves by noting that the public disapproves of Republicans,too.But if Obamacare is a major political issue in November 2014 — and indications are that it will be — then Democrats will be the party that pays. And all their optimism of 2013 will seem like it was a long,long time ago.
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Letters to the Editor Teachers deserve more respect and support Claudia Slack couldn't have said it better at the North Bend School Board meeting! Why? I am a retired teacher from North Bend School District. I know personally how hard teachers work day after day to do the best they can for children as they try to give them a well-rounded education. At the same time they are required to follow the continued and ever present experiments handed down from the federal level to the district level! Unless you are in the trenches working daily with kids, a person may forget the whole reason a school district exists. Without teachers there is no school district! The teachers are your most valuable asset and yet they continue to be treated without respect and without having to constantly worry about contracts. Teachers do enough worrying about children and what they need to do to reach certain children without having to be involved in simply getting a contract. The school board and superintendent should be ashamed of themselves! Why? Dianne Harrison Coos Bay
Easy to spot the ones promoting racism You only need to be born last night to know who is promoting racism in this country, and it’s all coming from the right political mouthpieces. If one hasn’t been asleep in the fox den then you’d know who the haters of our government are. Listen to Rachel Maddow, Ed Shultz, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Shawn Hannity, and compare. Really scan who the liars and racists are. Who is it that promotes the 47 percent? Fascism and racism and one in the same. Who is it who offers nothing in place of the Affordable Care Act? The mouthpieces, that’s who! Don’t be blinded by what’s coming from the right! And it’s all B.S. If need be, I’ll always play the race card for a continued reminder who the cowardly racists are,
and they are alive and well in this country with a fascist agenda. Ron Gallagher Reedsport
We can differ, but we can be respectful, too After reading Deborah Maher's thoughtful editorial (Respectful confrontation as the norm, Dec. 28, 2013), I made a New Year resolution: I will call out anyone who tries to demonize their fellow Americans by using the terms "liberal" or "conservative" disparagingly. Just as I would not ignore a racist comment in my presence, I will not stand by while people denigrate a group of Americans just because they are of a different political "color." If democracy is going to work, we better start recognizing that we cannot rule ourselves if we cannot even talk to each other. I hope that in the next year, respectful debate between people of different political philosophies will become more widespread, if not the norm. I grew up in a household with a traditionally conservative father and a traditionally conservative mother, and I love and respect both. They argued a lot, but they never forgot that they had made a pact to be there for each other "for better or for worse." Somehow, they managed to make decisions that were in the best interest of all of us even when they disagreed. Maybe if we all think of ourselves as family, Americans can find a way to heal their divisions and create a nation fit for their children to inherit. Come to think of it, that is unlikely to happen if we do not remember that the rest of the world is extended family, as well. Rick Staggenborg Coos Bay
Government, schools are failing society Many years ago, our government came up with a few assistance programs, such as welfare, Social Security and Medicare. All of
which originally were meant for those people who, after paying into them, would be able to get assistance if and when needed. What this government, namely our present leader Obama, has done is to promise and give away what ever it has to just to buy votes and control this country. Way too many people, legal and illegal, are milking the system dry because of a mentality of “entitlement,” or better worded, why should I work and pay for things when I can sit back and have the government, state and county feed me, house me and take care of me, and do nothing to contribute to this society? When I hear people ask for money for the hungry children here in Oregon, it makes me wonder, where? Women on welfare get more than their share of assistance with food. If they were better educated or knew how to buy and cook food, and not simply waste their food funds on junk food and frozen garbage, they would be able to feed their family with healthy meals. One of the reasons our society is failing is the liberals idea of how to educate. Common cause, or what ever Obama calls his failed education system. It takes any responsibility away from parents and allows the public schools to brain wash our children with whatever agenda they see fit. When I went to high school, young girls had to take homemaking, and had to know something about how to get a job. But now I’m not sure what they teach in schools, since I see young people in stores who can hardly count, let alone cook or put together a real meal. I think this present government wants the middle class “gone” and the poor, or most of us, begging for handouts while most of the rich simply are taxed out of business if they won’t play the game. They should teach Karl Marx in school if they are going to go the way of socialism. Back to this age of entitlement, why should I be forced to pay for property taxes double that of most areas, or pay high auto insurance or high home insurance when most of our “entitlement class” don’t pay for anything? Roger Wilson Coos Bay
Teamwork helps all students achieve BY DAWN RAE GRANGER It is an exciting time for Coos Bay Schools! I would like to take this opportunity to introduce to our community the wonderful changes we have been making in each of our schools. We believe these changes will lead to improved education for our students and will meet the community’s expectations. First and foremost, the Coos Bay School District is implementing professional learning communities (PLCs). This is a process that began three years ago when the district went to a four-day student week. Fridays became dedicated to teacher professional learning in order to improve student success. Although our teams are in different places in their journey of learning, we are all striving for full implementation of PLCs by the end of this school year. Our educators are devoted to the success of our children. What does being a PLC mean? A PLC is a team of educators who teach the same subject and who work together to improve student learning. The team needs time each week to review data and determine how to support student success. The examination of the data leads us to the understanding of what support each student needs to be successful. This examination of data, a PLC meeting, is what we expect to happen each Friday in our schools. The Common Core State Standards (CCSS), as adopted
Your Views by the state of Oregon in conjunction with many other states, provide the curriculum for Coos Bay Schools. However, our teachers decide how rigorous they will be in assessing a concept. They have to agree on what the outcome of their teaching will look like. They also agree upon when concepts are taught so they can align instruction. Thus, our teachers must develop a plan for instruction that meets the requirements of the CCSS and reaches the unique needs of each student. We believe that teamwork and dedicated time focused on this objective will lead to high levels of student success. Teacher designed preassessments are used to determine our students’ level of existing knowledge. For a portion of the day, students who already know certain concepts can be given a chance to “accelerate.” Acceleration gives students the chance to shine by moving beyond what they already know. Likewise, students who need more time due to an absence or who may learn at a slower rate are afforded more time. Some students are given this extra time in small groups for extended periods. This targeted instruction is sometimes called intervention. It is regularly scheduled in each
school in our district. Children are grouped according to their learning needs. Each group is assigned to an educator who reteaches or expands upon the concepts in targeted instruction time. However, all children remain together by class with their classroom teacher during the core time. In this manner, we can better ensure no child is left behind while the group progresses. We know that a great education can be life changing. If we cannot guarantee that every child receives an excellent education we know that some will struggle later in life. Knowing the consequences if we fail to meet each child’s needs, our educators hold fast to the vision of learning for all. Still, meeting the challenges of educating every child is difficult. Historically, despite having great educators, our district has struggled to meet the needs of every child. We know we have to change what we are doing in order to find greater success for our students. The PLC process empowers our educators through collaboration and collective effort. We define learning targets, build our own capacity as educators, assure student learning to meet high standards and examine our practices for continuous
improvement. We provide precious time for collaboration and analysis to occur weekly. Teachers are the given opportunities for professional growth and coaching that are essential to meeting the high expectations of today’s rigorous academic requirements for student learning. The strategies employed in implementing PLCs in Coos Bay are well-researched and widely supported. Schools and districts around the nation that have implemented PLCs have found success. The Oregon Department of Education, along with the foremost experts in education, have indicated that PLCs are a foundation for school improvement. This year, The Department of Education has implemented a state-wide plan to develop PLCs in every district. PLC time for educators and targeted instruction for our students go hand in hand in building student success. So, why PLCs? Why should we endure all the change, the added hours of planning and meeting time, the increased transitions during the day? Because our children deserve it! We believe they are capable of learning at high levels and we know it is our responsibility to see that they do so. Professional learning communities are the best support to ensure Coos Bay students will succeed. Dawn Rae Granger is superintendent of the Coos Bay School District.
Monday, January 6,2014 • The World • A5
Nation Missing friends with kids DEAR ABBY : I’m a 28year-old woman with a fantastic job, a wonderful boyfriend and many friends whom I love dearly. I’m the only one without a child. Maybe I don’t understand because I’m not a parent myself, but all my friends can talk about is children. Whereas before, we were interested in each other’s lives, I feel like my concerns and accomplishments are being brushed off. An example: I was excited to meet up with a pal to talk about my promotion, but the hourlong dinner was spent mostly teaching her child how to walk between the tables of the restaurant. I enjoy hearing about my friends and their families, but I feel they are no DEAR l o n g e r interested in me. Am I ex p e c t i n g too much because we’re at diff e r e n t points in our lives, or am I a bad JEANNE PHILLIPS friend? I’m growing re se n t f u l , and I don’t like it. Any words of wisdom? — STILL RELEVANT IN MASSACHUSETTS DEAR STILL RELEVANT: You and your friends ARE at different stages of life. When you were in your teens, you and your friends would talk about dating. Then, as you grew older, the conversations revolved around college, jobs and marriage. As people experience the later stages of life, they talk about other things that are going on in their lives — children, grandkids, aging parents and, finally, their own health concerns. You’ll maintain and enjoy these friendships longer if you understand that. In the meantime, try to set some “adult time only” with your friends. DEAR ABBY: I have been divorced for 14 years and have dated some, but not a lot. I recently signed up for an online dating service, and here is my dilemma: I have a felony conviction from 25plus years ago. It did not involve violence, drugs, sex, stealing, etc. It was for a white-collar crime. I received four years of probation, which I served without a hitch. My question is not if I should tell someone about my conviction, but WHEN. If I say anything at our first meeting, I’m pretty sure it will also be the last meeting. At the same time, I don’t want it to appear that I was hiding it from them. I might add, this is the only time I have ever been in trouble with the law. I’d appreciate your advice on how to deal with this. — ONLINE DATING IN TEXAS DEAR DATING: The time to tell someone about your conviction is when the relationship stops being casual. At that point, you should disclose that there is a chapter from your past that you think the person should know about — and it’s one that will never be repeated. D E A R A B B Y : After 25 years, I have finally admitted to myself that I’m married to a workaholic, alcoholic womanizer. I have devoted my entire adult life, my time, effort and energy to my family. Now I feel used, abused and disrespected. I’m grateful to be a member of Al-Anon. It has helped me to understand that I cannot change anyone but me. I have raised three great, successful grown kids. I have yet to make a decision for myself. I married for life. Must I continue to suffer in silence? Or do I hope that there is love, kindness and respect out there to be had? — STALLING IN IOWA Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren , also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.
Extreme cold threatens records in Midwest CHICAGO (AP) — A whirlpool of frigid, dense air known as a “polar vortex” descended Monday into much of the U.S., pummeling parts of the country with a dangerous cold that could break decades-old records with wind chill warnings stretching from Montana to Alabama. For a big chunk of the Midwest, the subzero temperatures were moving in behind another winter wallop: more than a foot of snow and high winds that made traveling treacherous. Officials closed schools in cities including Chicago, St. Louis and Milwaukee and warned residents to stay indoors and avoid the frigid cold altogether. The forecast is extreme: 32 below zero in Fargo, N.D.; minus 21 in Madison, Wis.; and 15 below zero in Minneapolis, Indianapolis and Chicago. Wind chills — what it feels like outside when high winds are factored into the temperature — could drop into the minus 50s and 60s. “It’s just a dangerous cold,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Butch Dye in Missouri. It hasn’t been this cold for almost two decades in many parts of the country. Frostbite and hypothermia can set in quickly at 15 to 30
below zero. Between a heater that barely works and the drafty windows that invite the cold air into his home, Jeffery Davis decided he’d be better off sitting in a downtown Chicago doughnut shop for three hours Monday until it was time to go to work. He threw on two pairs of pants, two t-shirts, “at least three jackets,” two hats, a pair of gloves, the “thickest socks you’d probably ever find” and boots, and trudged to the train stop in his South Side neighborhood that took him to within a few blocks of the library where he works. The Associated Press “I never remember it ever being this cold,” said Davis, A tractor is used unsuccessfully to try to pull a stuck car up a snow slick hill on Mt. Tabor Rd., Sunday in 51. “I’m flabbergasted.” Ellettsville, Ind. One after another, people came into the shop, some to everywhere because of the cellphone in case they by a weekend snow storm. buy coffee, others, like ice,” he said. became stranded. The National Weather Davis, to just sit and wait. Roads were treacherous Elnur Toktombetov, a Service said the snowfall at Giovannni Lucero, a 29- across the region. Chicago taxi driver, awoke at Chicago’s O’Hare year-old painter, said he was Indianapolis Mayor Greg 2:30 a.m. Monday anticipat- International Airport totaled prepared for the storm. To Ballard upgraded the city’s ing a busy day. By 3:25 a.m. more than 11 inches — the keep his pipes from freezing, travel emergency level to he was on the road, armed most since the Feb. 2, 2011 he’d left the faucet running “red,” making it illegal for with hot tea and doughnuts. storm that shut down the and opened the kitchen and anyone to drive except for An hour into his shift, his city’s famed Lake Shore bathroom cabinet doors to emergencies or to seek shel- Toyota’s windows were still Drive. let the warm air in his house ter. The city hasn’t issued coated with ice on the inside. Police in suburban Detroit reach the pipes. such a travel warning since “People are really not said heavy snow was “We stocked up yesterday 1978. comfortable with this believed to have caused a on groceries because you National Weather Service weather,” Toktombetov said. roof to collapse at an empty never know,” Lucero said. meteorologist Philip “They’re really happy to building in Lake Orion on And he was reminded on Schumacher urged motorists catch the cab. And I notice Sunday evening. No one was the way to work that he’d in the Dakotas — where wind they really tip well.” hurt. More than 10 inches of made the right decision to chills were as low as the For several Midwestern snow fell on Detroit and over buy a four-wheel drive minus 50s — to carry winter states, the bitter cold was 16 inches coated nearby truck. “There were accidents survival kits and a charged adding to problems caused Flint, Mich.
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Caregiver Warren Manchess, 74, left, helps Paul Gregoline, 92, with a meal, in Noblesville Ind. Burgeoning demand for senior services like home health aides is being met by a surprising segment of the workforce — other seniors.
Growing number of seniors caring for seniors NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Paul Gregoline lies in bed, awaiting the helper who will get him up, bathed and groomed. He is 92 years old, has Alzheimer’s disease and needs a hand with nearly every task the day brings. When the aide arrives, though, he doesn’t look so different from the client himself — bald and bespectacled. “Just a couple of old geezers,” jokes Warren Manchess, the 74-year-old caregiver. As demand for senior services provided by nurses’ aides, home health aides and other such workers grows with the aging of baby boomers, so are those professions’ employment of other seniors. The new face of America’s network of caregivers is increasingly wrinkled. Among the overall population of direct-care workers, 29 percent are projected to be 55 or older by 2018, up from 22 percent a decade earlier,
according to an analysis by the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute, or PHI, a New York-based nonprofit advocating for workers caring for the country’s elderly and disabled. In some segments of the workforce, including personal and home care aides, those 55 and older are the largest single age demographic. “I think people are surprised that this workforce is as old as it is,” said Abby Marquand, a researcher at PHI. “There’s often people who have chronic disease themselves who have to muster up the energy to perform these really physically taxing caregiving needs.” Manchess came out of retirement to work for Home Instead Senior Care after caring for his mother-inlaw, who, too, had Alzheimer’s and whom he regarded as his hero. The experience, though taxing, inspired his new career. Three days a week he
arrives at Gregoline’s house, giving the retired electrician’s wife a needed break. Around the country, senior service agencies are seeing a burgeoning share of older workers. About onethird of Home Instead’s 65,000 caregivers are over 60. Visiting Angels, another in-home care provider, says about 30 percent of its workers are over 50. And at least one network, Seniors Helping Seniors, is built entirely on the model of hiring older caregivers. Like most occupations, some of the growth in older caregivers is driven by the overall aging of the population and the trend of people working later in life. But with incredibly high rates of turnover and a constant need for more workers, home care agencies have also shown a willingness to hire older people new to the field who have found a tough job market as they try to supplement their retirement income.
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Acting with a court order, the family of a 13-year-old California girl declared brain dead after a tonsillectomy has had her taken from a California hospital to be cared for elsewhere, the family’s attorney says. Jahi McMath was moved by a critical care team while attached to a ventilator but without a feeding tube, Christopher Dolan told The Associated Press. She left from Children’s Hospital of Oakland in a private ambulance shortly before 8 p.m. Sunday, Dolan said. Her destination was not immediately disclosed. “It was a very tense situation,” said Dolan. “Everybody played by the rules.” David Durand, the hospital’s Chief of Pediatrics, said the girl was released to the coroner. The coroner then released her into the custody of her mother, Nailah Winkfield, as per court order, Durand said in an email.
NJ works to curb sex trade before Super Bowl EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey law enforcement agents are intensifying efforts to combat sex trafficking ahead of the Super Bowl.
NATIONAL D I G E S T Officials are training legions of law enforcement personnel, hospitality workers, high school students and airport employees to watch for signs of it before the Feb. 2 football game, when hundreds of thousands of people are expected to descend on New Jersey.
Liz Cheney to abandon troubled Senate bid WASHINGTON (AP) — Published reports citing anonymous GOP insiders say Liz Cheney plans to quit the Republican Wyoming Senate primary and abandon her effort to unseat incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi. The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney moved her family from Virginia to Wyoming to run for the seat. Her effort to replace Enzi, a Senate veteran, angered and upset many Republicans and her campaign faced a number of problems. In November, Cheney said she opposed gay marriage, sparking a public feud with her sister, Mary, who is a lesbian and married.
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How to make groceries last even longer A recent column on the proper storage for fresh fruits and vegetables generated a lot of great reader feedback — plus dozens of new tips and tricks to make all grocery items last longer. I love this stuff so much, I must admit to being slightly compulsive — gathering, testing and assessing techniques. Here are a few of my new favorites: BERRIES: Are you familiar with EVERYDAY that sick CHEAPSKATE f e e l i n g t h a t comes w h e n y o u notice that the berries y o u bought yesterMary day are already Hunt showing signs of mold and turning brown? Here’s the remedy: As soon as you bring them into the kitchen, prepare a mixture of one part vinegar (white or apple cider) and ten parts water. Give the berries a bath in the mixture. Swirl them around a bit and then gently drain, rinse and place in the refrigerator. Don’t worry. The solution is so weak, you will not taste the vinegar. This treatment should give your strawberries an additional two weeks of useful life and raspberries a week or more. Vinegar retards the growth of bacteria that causes berries to spoil so quickly. P O T A T O E S : To keep potatoes from growing big ugly sprouts before you have time to use them up, store them with a couple of apples. For some reason, that really works to halt the sprouting. N U T S : Roast nuts and then store them in the freezer. This is for all kinds of nuts, even those you plan to use in baking. Roasting improves the flavor and increases the useful life; freezing keeps them from turning rancid. As soon as you get home from the store, spread the nuts in a single layer on a sheet pan and bake at 350 F for 15 minutes. Place in zip-type freezer bags or jars with lids and then pop them into the freezer. DISINFECT THE FRIDGE. I plead guilty on this one. I just don’t think about it if I can’t see a mess. The truth is that any time something spoils in the refrigerator, it leaves behind mold you can’t see, which then attacks the new, fresh stuff you put in there. Disinfecting the inside surfaces on a regular schedule will make everything last a little longer and smell a lot better. A L U M I N U M F O I L . Let me just say that I’m a believer! It drives me crazy that I do not know why this works, but it certainly does: Wrap celery, broccoli and lettuce in a single layer of aluminum foil before storing in the refrigerator. Celery will stay crisp and fresh for up to a month stored this way. It’s simply amazing. M U S H R O O M S . Never store these guys in a plastic bag because that traps moisture, which just encourages the growth of mildew. Instead, store mushrooms in a paper bag. Now the air can circulate and the mushrooms will remain dry and lovely for weeks. Mary Hunt is the founder of www.DebtProofLiving.com and author of 23 books, including her 2013 release, “The Smart Woman’s Guide to Planning for Retirement.” You can email her at m a r y @ e ve r yd a yc h e a p skate.com, or write to Everyday Cheapskate, P.O. Box 2099, Cypress, CA 90630. To find out more about Mary Hunt and read her past columns, please visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.
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Monday, January 6,2014 • The World • A7
World Explosion kills 10 in NW Pakistan WORLD PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani government official says an explosion has killed 10 members of a family in a remote tribal region in the country’s northwest along the Afghan border in the Khyber tribal region. Tahir Khan says Monday’s explosion was from a suspected artillery shell that was stored in the house in the village of Dars in the Tirah Valley. He says the dead included women and children.
Merkel suffers pelvic injury on ski holiday BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel cracked her pelvis during a skiing accident in the Swiss Alps and will have to cut back on her work schedule for the next three weeks, her spokesman said Monday. Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert told reporters the chancellor suffered what she first thought was just a bruise to her left rear pelvic area while cross-country skiing but doctors later determined it was an “incomplete” bone fracture that will require her to rest for three weeks.
Singapore jet makes emergency landing SINGAPORE (AP) — A Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 superjumbo jet flying from London to Singapore was forced to make an emergency landing in Baku, Azerbaijan, after cabin pressure dropped, the airline said Monday. It said oxygen masks were deployed and none of the 467 passengers and 27 crew members on board were injured.
Agenda discord puts S. Sudan talks on hold ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Officials in Ethiopia say that direct talks between the warring factions of South Sudan have stalled. Officials close to the talks between representatives of President Salva Kiir and for-
D I G E S T mer Vice President Riek Machar said the peace talks have hit a snag over differences on the agenda. An Ethiopian official who insisted on anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to speak publicly said it has become clear that more procedural groundwork needs to be laid before talks can continue.
Iran offers to help Iraq fight against al-Qaida TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A senior Iranian military official says Iran is ready to help Iraq battle al-Qaida “terrorists” in the neighboring country’s Sunni-dominated western Anbar province. Iraqi troops have been trying to dislodge fighters from the al-Qaida group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant from two key cities the militants overran last week. Gen. Mohammad Hejazi, deputy chief-of-staff of Iran’s army, is quoted by Iranian media on Monday as saying the Islamic Republic can offer “military equipment and advisers” should Baghdad ask for it. Hejazi says: “Iraq is our friend,” and ruled out sending troops to Iraq.
Syrian rebels clash with al-Qaida-linked fighters BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition fighters battled rival rebels from an alQaida-linked faction across parts of northern Syria on Sunday, as deep fissures within the insurgency erupted into some of the most serious and sustained violence between groups opposed to President Bashar Assad since the country’s conflict began. The clashes, which broke out on Friday and have spread to parts of four provinces, pit an array of moderate and ultraconservative Islamist brigades against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, an extremist group that has become both feared and resented in parts of opposition-held areas for trying to impose its hardline interpretation of Islam. The fighting did not appear to be a turn in unison by Syrian rebel groups against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, activists and analysts said, but rather an outburst of violence against the al-Qaida-linked group in certain communities where tensions with
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This citizen journalism image provided by Aleppo Media Center AMC, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrians inspecting a burnt bus after a missile fired by Syrian government aircraft hit the vehicle in the rebel-held neighborhood of al-Bab in Aleppo, Syria, on Tuesday.The bus was full of people when it was struck, setting it on fire and killing several people, activists said. other opposition factions were already simmering. In a reflection of the fragmented and localized nature of much of the fighting in Syria’s civil war, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
another al-Qaida-linked group, the Nusra Front, has been a source of concern, and a major reason that support in Washington and other Western capitals has dwindled in recent months.
Cubans aghast at car prices
S. Korea calls for reunions of families SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s president on Monday called for resuming reunions of families separated by war, expressing hopes that the humanitarian program would improve strained ties between the rival Koreas. The call came amid lingering tensions on the Korean Peninsula following Pyongyang’s fiery rhetoric and threats of nuclear wars last spring. The two Koreas had planned to hold family reunions in September for the first time in three years but Pyongyang cancelled them at the last minute.
continued to cooperate with rebel factions against government forces in other parts of the country. For the West, meanwhile, the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, as well as
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A car dealership worker, right, and a boy clean a used Chinese Geely for sale at a government-run dealership in Havana, Cuba, on Thursday. This car once was for sale for $5,000 dollars, but the price has risen to as much as $30,000, after a new law took effect eliminating a special permit requirement that has greatly restricted vehicle ownership in the country.
HAVANA (AP) — Talk about sticker shock! Cubans are eagerly flocking to Havana car dealerships as a new law takes effect eliminating a special permit requirement that has greatly restricted vehicle ownership in the country. To their dismay on Friday, the first day the law was in force, they found sharply hiked prices, some of them light years beyond all but the most wellheeled islanders. A new Kia Rio hatchback that starts at $13,600 in the United States sells for $42,000 here, while a freshoff-the-lot Peugeot 508 family car, the most luxurious of which lists for the equivalent of about $53,000
in the U.K., will set you back a cool $262,000. “Between all my family here in Cuba and over in Miami, we couldn’t come up with that kind of money,” said Gilbert Losada, a 28year-old musical director. “We’re going to wait and see if they lower the prices, which are really crazy. We’re really disappointed.” Cuba’s Communist-run government traditionally has placed huge markups on retail goods and services paid for with hard currency, a policy that amounts to a tax on people who can afford such goods. The practice applies to everything from dried pasta, to household appliances, to Internet access.
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People who know what the GED entails will respect it, Granger said. “There’s always the idea that if a student were tenacious and had resiliency, they would ... want to do the full four years and get a high school diploma,” she said. “If they take the GED, some people think they didn’t have that patience, tenacity and persistence. But those students have to come in, study, take practice tests and really target the areas they’re deficient in. We have to remember people are different.” Moore doesn’t see the required computer skills and
CONGRESS Continued from Page A1 unemployment benefit extension, the original round was started by George Bush when unemployment was 5.6 percent, they’re going to show themselves so far out of the mainstream, it’s going to hurt them in the election.” Republicans hinted they might go along with extending benefits if Democrats come up with cuts elsewhere or make other concessions. “I would like to find a way to get a compromise to extend unemployment insurance, at least for a brief period of time, but at the same time, the Democrats should make compromises,” said Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. However, Schumer said he is unsure Democrats can cobble together 60 votes needed to overcome a procedural hurdle on a bill sponsored by Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Dean Heller, R-Nev. Obama already has scheduled a White House event on Tuesday with some whose benefits expired at the end of December. “Instead of punishing families who can least afford it, Republicans should make it their New Year’s resolution to do the right thing and restore this vital economic security
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How they graduate A small percentage of South Coast students get their GED every year, compared to the majority who receive a regular Oregon Diploma. Here’s how they compare during the 2011-2012 school year, the most recent data available. School district Regular diploma GED Bandon 51 4 Brookings-Harbor 89 10 Central Curry 34 2 160 47 Coos Bay 56 2 Coquille 38 3 Myrtle Point 8 141 North Bend 0 Port Orford-Langlois 18 Powers 7 0 Reedsport 38 6 Source: Oregon Department of Education
elevated rigor becoming a barrier to test-takers. “We may see people in the GED preparation program for a longer period of time,” he said. “On the other hand, if it is truly better aligned with college entrance requirements, it may mean students spend less time in adult basic skills once they
for their constituents right now,” Obama said Saturday in his weekly radio and Internet address. Critical to economic stability is a smooth transition to a new chairman of the Federal Reserve.The Senate is expected to confirm Yellen to the powerful post, making her the first woman to head the Fed. She would replace Ben Bernanke on Feb. 1. Republicans intend to focus on every facet of Obama’s health care law, sensing a political boost in its problemplagued rollout as the GOP looks to maintain its House majority and seize control of the Democratic-led Senate. First up in the House, according to Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., is legislation addressing the security of personal data, part of his party’s effort “to protect the American people from the harmful effects of Obamacare.” Republicans also promise closer scrutiny of the administration’s tally of enrollment numbers in the program. Such rancor ruled in the first session of the 113th Congress with few bills passed and sent to the president. The combination of divided government and the upcoming elections stand as an obstacle to major legislation in the second session,counting down to
get into a degree program or less time in developmental education.” The Associated Press contributed to this report. The Associated Press Reporter Chelsea Davis Army Staff Sgt. Oskar Zepeda removes a hard drive from a computer seized as evidence recently at a Digital can be reached at 541-269- Forensics Lab at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement field office in Seattle. 1222, ext. 239, or by email at chelsea.davis@theU.S. Special Operations When it comes to child worldlink.com. Follow her on Command to get the word out pornography, a child is Twitter: @ChelseaLeeDavis. to wounded service members defined as any person under
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November when all 435 House seats and 35 Senate seats will be on the ballot. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., predicted widespread inaction would be the norm “unless the Republicans in Congress decide they should do something for the American people.” Lawmakers face a Jan. 15 deadline to agree on a spending bill to keep the government running and avoid a partial shutdown that roiled Congress last fall. Passage of legislation in December scaling back the automatic, across-the-board cuts gave the House and Senate Appropriations Committees time to draft a massive, trillion-dollar-plus measure to run the government through September. A short-term measure is likely this month. The GOP-controlled House and Democratic-led Senate spent a chunk of last year wrangling over renewing the nation’s farm bill after passing competing versions of the five-year, roughly $500 billion measure. In dispute are crop subsidies and how deeply to cut the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program, with the House slashing $4 billion and the Senate $400 million annually.
Continued from Page A1 “I love challenges. And I have a family of my own,” said Zepeda, whose military career was cut short by a hand grenade and the 25 operations that followed. “I feel I’m still serving my country and protecting my family at the same time.” For Shannon Krieger, who was in the Army and is now assigned to an ICE office in New Orleans,“This was a new fight I could sink my teeth into. That’s what really I was looking for. I wasn’t just going to take a job so I can have a paycheck.” Federal officials say a children’s lobbying group, PROTECT, pitched the idea of incorporating wounded veterans in the fight against child pornography. ICE Special Agent Patrick Redling said the agency, where veterans account for 30 percent of the workforce, ran with the idea. “They built their career upon fighting for this country and keeping citizens of this country safe,” Redling said. “What better to get somebody already with that mindset into a program where it’s another battlefield, very similar, but you’re keeping our children safe. You’re taking predators off the street.” The agency relied on the
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transitioning out of the military or already separated. The veterans were given about 11 weeks of intensive computer and legal training before being assigned to an ICE field office. Even though they’re not getting paid by ICE, the majority of those on the team are receiving disability compensation. Many also get a monthly stipend from the Department of Veterans Affairs for educational expenses. In exchange, they’re gaining expertise in computer forensics, a skill that’s in high demand with law enforcement agencies, and one that should lend itself to job offers once the internship is completed. In general, the veterans work in a lab and scour the computers and flash drives that agents in the field confiscate when conducting a search warrant. The veterans have two priorities: analyze the evidence to assist in the prosecution of a suspect, and help determine if there are children still in harm’s way who need to be rescued. The veterans also are called on to help agents carry out a search warrant. Zepeda said that’s how he spent his first day on the job. “We went on a raid and it was almost like I never left the Army,” he said. “It was like, ‘I’m ready. Let’s do it.”’
the age of 18. The Department of Justice said 2,331 defendants were charged in federal court during the past fiscal year with producing, distributing or receiving child pornography. During the previous four years, the number of federal defendants charged with child pornography offenses ranged from 2,012 to 2,254. The veterans say they’ve already seen what Krieger called the “real dark side of what humankind can do.” “I’m talking about young kids, 18-month olds, toddlers. This is some of the most horrible stuff I could conceive of imagining and I’m looking at it on a daily basis,” Krieger said. ICE Special Agent Brian Widener said part of the interview process was spelling out for the veterans the types of materials they would have to view. Each veteran was assigned someone who will check on them at least once a month to make sure they are doing OK. The veterans can call their case manager any time they find themselves needing to talk. The veterans said their combat experience is proving to be an asset when it comes to dealing with the emotional toll of the job. “I’m able to turn a lot of things off,” Krieger said. “If I couldn’t, I’d probably have gone crazy.”
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Lakers sweep Saints
THE WORLD THE WORLD The Southwestern Oregon Community College men’s basketball team opened the NWAACC South Region season in dramatic fashion Saturday, beating Mount Hood 81-80 at Gresham. The Laker women also beat the Saints, winning 61-46. DJ Anderson was fouled driving to the hoop with three seconds to go in a tie game and made the second free throw to give the Lakers the victory in the men’s game. “To come on the road ... and beat the No. 2 team in NWAACC to start conference is great,” SWOCC coach Trevor Hoppe said. Anderson had a game-high 22 points, and set up his winning free throw with a big defensive play, pressuring Mount Hood into an over-and-back violation on an inbounds pass from midcourt with 23 seconds to go. After Anderson’s free throw, LaDarrell Mongkholtham got a hand on a long pass by Mount Hood to deny the Saints a final shot. Dexter Williams Jr. had 14 points and Mongkholtham and D’Vante Howard had 11 points each. Howard also drew three charging fouls by the Saints in the win. “It was just a great team effort,” Hoppe said. “To start on the road at one of the toughest places to play and get it, it was nice.” The up-and-down game featured 16 lead changes and 16 ties. The Lakers battled well on the boards, even though they were out-rebounded 48-28. They offset that by scoring 26 points off 22 Mount Hood turnovers. SWOCC turned the ball over just nine times. Brock Otis and Mac Johnson had 17 points each for Mount Hood. The Lakers host Linn-Benton at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. The game has a different start time from the 7:30 p.m. regular Wednesday tipoff because Linn-Benton has dropped its women’s program so the only game is the men’s contest.
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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick runs against Green Bay cornerback Davon House during the first half Sunday.
49ers advance in playoffs San Francisco gets a field goal on final play at frigid Lambeau Field ■
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Under pressure in subzero weather, Colin Kaepernick kept his cool. Facing a blitz on third-and-8, the elusive San Francisco 49ers quarterback scrambled 11 yards out of trouble to set up Phil Dawson’s 33-yard field goal as time expired for a 23-20 win Sunday over the Green Bay Packers in an NFC wild-card game. Doesn’t matter where or when — the 49ers keep figuring out how to beat Green Bay. “Didn’t think we were going to pull it out, did you?” coach Jim Harbaugh said. When it’s Kaepernick and the
49ers facing the Packers, the game is never over. Even in the meat locker that was Lambeau Field, where the temperature at kickoff was 5 degrees, with a wind chill of minus-10. No sweat for Kaepernick. He went sleeveless, and didn’t wear gloves. “I’ve played in cold-weather games before,” he said. “I feel like it’s more mental than anything.” San Francisco plays at Carolina next Sunday in the divisional round. Kaepernick threw for 227 yards, including a 28-yard TD pass to Vernon Davis, and ran for another 98, while Michael Crabtree had eight catches for 125 yards for San Francisco. In a back-and-forth fourth quarter, the 49ers (13-4) threw the final punch. Kaepernick escaped a blitz to get to the 27 with 1:13 left.
“Just trying to figure out a way to get that first down,” Kaepernick said. “Had a play called, we didn’t get the look that we wanted. It worked out for us.” Dawson nailed the winning kick five plays later — but only after nearly being blocked by edge rusher Davon House. He was whistled for being offside on the play, but the 49ers declined the penalty with the win in hand. Mason Crosby’s 24-yard field goal tied it at 20 for the Packers (88-1) with 5:06 left before the 49ers’ final drive. Until then, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers did his best to turn into “Captain Comeback” again. After a slow first quarter, Rodgers finished 17 of 26 for 177 yards and touchdown. SEE 49ERS | B4
Bengals hand win to Chargers San Diego feasts on turnovers in playoff win over Cincinnati
Aminata Cole had a fabulous game with 22 points and 18 rebounds as the Lakers opened league play with the win. SWOCC was down 31-26 at halftime, but turned the game around in the second half. “We couldn’t get anything going offensively and they shot really well in the first half,” said SWOCC coach Mike Herbert. “The second half, we played much better defense. We did a better job contesting shots.” Mount Hood shot 54 percent from 3-point range in the first half, but missed all eight of its attempts from behind the arc in the final 20 minutes. Meanwhile, the Lakers had an 18-2 edge in second-chance points and shot 13-for-16 from the freethrow line. “It was a good team effort,” Herbert said. “Everyone who played scored. We limited our turnovers in the second half.” Marissa Toti scored 10 points and Yvonne Daniels added nine for SWOCC. Whitney Warren was Mount Hood’s only player in double figures with 15 points. The Lakers now have a week to prepare for Saturday’s home game against Clackamas. By then, SWOCC also will know whether Kyla Siri will be able to return. The sophomore injured her knee during the Lakers’ home tournament before Christmas and had an MRI on Friday, Herbert said.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Dump it off to the running back, hand it off, let the field goal kicker take it from there. Philip Rivers didn’t have to do a whole lot to get a playoff win. Not with the way San Diego’s defense was dominating. And not with the way Andy Dalton was coming apart in the playoffs again. The Chargers took advantage of Dalton’s three turnovers in the second half Sunday, pulling away to a 27-10 victory that extended San Diego’s late-season surge and pushed the Bengals’ postseason misery to record levels. With Rivers making accurate throws in the chilling rain, the Chargers (10-7) won their fifth in a row, beating the last team that had knocked them off. They’ll play next Sunday in Denver, which has the AFC’s top seed. The Chargers lost at home to the Broncos 28-20 on Nov. 10, then went to Denver and got a rejuvenating 27-20 victory on Dec. 12 that gave them momentum. “We will be confident,” said Rivers, who was 12 of 16 for 128 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions on a rainy, 40-degree afternoon.“We’ve got to be careful we’re not overconfident, which we won’t be. Cincinnati came to our place and won five weeks ago.” The Bengals (11-6) won in San Diego 17-10 on Dec. 1, starting their final push toward the AFC North title. They took advantage of three turnovers in that one. They turned it over four times on Sunday, with Dalton’s fumble and two interceptions in the second half leading to one of the most stunning losses in franchise history. The Bengals had been 8-0 at home and brought the NFL’s No. 3 defense — their highestever playoff ranking — into the game. With everything in their favor, they unraveled in the second half, getting outscored 20-0. The Bengals now have the sixth-longest streak of playoff futility in NFL history, stretching all the way back to the 1990 season. They’ve lost their playoff
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San Diego tight end Ladarius Green catches a 4-yard touchdown pass against Cincinnati safety Chris Crocker during the second half of their playoff game Sunday. opener three straight years, matching a league record, according to STATS LLC. “Whatever you do during the regular season doesn’t matter once you get to the playoffs,” said Dalton, who is 0-3 in the playoffs. “It’s disappointing. All the good stuff we did this year, then to come out and not win this game kind of hurts.” SEE CHARGERS | B4
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BANDON — At least Bandon didn’t wait until Sunset Conference play to deal with its first tough loss of the year. Stagnant offense down the stretch crippled Bandon against Del Norte on Saturday as the Warriors handed the Tigers their first loss of the season, a 40-36 nail-biter in the final of the Bandon Dunes Holiday Invitational. “I can’t fault the effort,” Bandon head coach Ken Nice said. “I’m disappointed with the loss but I was pretty proud of how we competed and made it a game.” Del Norte went 5-for-8 in the first half from 3-point range and had Bandon down 16-9 early and
The Powers girls basketball team got off to a 2-0 start to Skyline League play, rallying for the second straight night to beat visiting Umpqua Valley Christian 32-27 on Saturday. The Cruisers trailed 17-9 at halftime, but surged in front by limiting the Monarchs to just two points in the third quarter, when coach Ben Baldwin put in a fullcourt man-to-man press. “It woke us up and made us start playing basketball,” Baldwin said. “They turned it over a bunch and we capitalized.” Chelsie Fandel and Rebecca Standley had 10 points each to lead the Cruisers. Maggie Lefler had a game-high 11 for the Monarchs. “I’m very happy to be 2-0,” Baldwin said. “We have a lot to work on. It wasn’t pretty. WE didn’t shoot well. But we got it done.” Yoncalla 55, Pacific 29: The Pirates handled Yoncalla’s pressure for three quarters, but the Eagles dominated the fourth to win at home. “They pressured us the whole time,” Pacific coach Ben Stallard said. “The fourth quarter, it was like the wheels fell off.” Karen Wickman had 20 points to lead Yoncalla. Riley Engdahl scored 10 for Pacific, which fell to 0-2 in league play.
playing from behind most of the game. Bandon finally found rhythm on offense and took its first lead with 6:31 left in the fourth quarter when Derik Cox got free for a 3pointer and put his team up 36-35. The Tigers didn’t score for the rest of the game. Their last-gasp effort came after Bandon forced a 10-second violation to get the crowd back into it, giving the Tigers 1:28 to score four points. Needing two possessions to force a tie, Bandon had to be quick. It took 47.3 seconds —nearly two NBA shot clocks — for Bandon to find an open Tristian Davidson at the top of the key for a 3-pointer he air-balled. He said it slipped out a “little bit.”
“We were worrying about getting a nice look instead of forcing a shot up,” Davidson said about Bandon’s lack of urgency. On that possession, Bandon was trying to find center Evan Henson, something they had done consistently the entire second half. Henson dropped an impressive 24 points on 10-for-12 shooting with 12 rebounds on the night. During the second half, Nice said Bandon made a conscious effort to try to get the ball down to Henson in the post. “That was obviously a good place for us to go,” Nice said. “That was the one area they seemed vulnerable defensively.” Henson was used so often that he said he was “exhausted” going
Nonleague Marshfield 45, Pleasant Hill 42: The Pirates overcame deficits in the second and fourth quarters to win at home. Savannah Thurman had a big game inside with 18 points for Marshfield as the Pirates took care of business in the final minutes one night after losing their Far West League opener at Douglas. “It was important for us to get this, especially after not playing well last night,” Marshfield coach Bruce Bryant said. Pleasant Hill jumped out to a big early lead and was in front 169 after the first quarter, but Marshfield rebounded by scoring the first eight points of the second quarter. The Billies led again 37-33 heading to the fourth quarter, but the Pirates rallied for the win. “We executed our offense very well and took what they gave us and took advantage of that,” Bryant said. Tracee Scott had eight points for Marshfield, including a free throw after an offensive rebound with 13 seconds to go that gave the Pirates a four-point lead and effectively put the game out of reach. Sabrina Boyd had 12 points to lead Pleasant Hill. Cascade Christian 46, North Bend 17: The Challengers stifled North Bend’s offense in the consolation final at the three-day Salem Academy Tournament. North Bend did not score more than five points in any quarter. Gabby Hobson had a team-best five points in the loss. Stephanie Croy had 12 points and Nicole Morse added 11 for Cascade Christian. Reedsport 64, Rogue River 29: Kayla Doane had 24 points and Gabby White added 16 as Reedsport built a big early lead and cruised to the win at Rogue River. The Braves outscored the Chieftains 21-7 in the first quarter and 14-7 in the second. Coquille 65, Oakridge 29: The Red Devils got an easy road win, their fourth victory in a row, to enter Sunset Conference play with an 8-4 record.
into half, singing the praises of Warriors’ big man Brandon Japp. “We were just trying to get our offense going no matter who it went through,” Henson said, but admitted he liked being the focal point. “I like to be able to be the main part of the offense and I was kind of lucky that my shots were going in tonight.” Henson, along with fellow big man Jon Wilhite, did a solid job of stopping the Warriors’ offensive penetration and forcing contested shots. Del Norte’s Steven Maready finished with 10 points and was named the tournament MVP after the game. He gave credit to Bandon’s defense in the middle.
Marshfield 72, Pleasant Hill 38: The Pirates continued to build momentum with their convincing home win over the Billies. “We’ve played a lot of basketball in the last two weeks,” said Marshfield coach Doug Miles, whose team played six games in 10 days. “I think they were kind of tired. But they played hard and they executed.” The Pirates jumped out to a 215 lead against the Billlies, but then struggled in the second quarter. “They’re struggling,” Miles said of the Billies. “They’re really young. That kind of threw us out of sorts. The second quarter, we got really lackadaisical.”
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Still, he was only two shots behind at 12-under heading AUSTIN, Texas — Charlie into the Monday finish. Strong left a Louisville program that needed to punch BASEBALL its way into the national Longtime Padres spotlight for the Texas broadcaster dies Longhorns, who live smack SAN DIEGO — Hall of in the middle with their enormous wealth, swagger, Fame broadcaster Jerry political intrigue and cham- Coleman, a former second baseman for the New York pionship expectations. Yankees who interrupted his And that’s pro career to fly as a Marine just the offCorps pilot in World War II the-field and Korea, died at age 89. stuff. Coleman spent more than On the four decades with the Padres field, he as a broadcaster. He managed inherits a team mired in mediocrity the team in 1980. Padres president Mike with a 30-21 record over the last four years, but still tal- Dee said Coleman died at a ented enough to come within hospital. He said the team 30 minutes of winning a was notified by Coleman’s share of the 2013 Big 12 title. wife, Maggie. A family friend told The Strong will be introduced as the Texas football coach Associated Press that Monday. In a statement Coleman had surgery before released by the school, Christmas for bleeding in the Strong said he was excited to brain. Doctors discovered be taking over one of the more bleeding last week and “premier programs” in the Coleman had more surgery, said the friend. country.
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Colorado guard Spencer Dinwiddie celebrates as time runs out in the second half of the Buffaloes’ win over Oregon on Sunday.
Oregon’s unbeaten run ends in Colorado THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOULDER, Colo. — With Askia Booker and Spencer Dinwiddie attacking the basket, Colorado managed to beat high-scoring Oregon at its own game. Booker scored a career-high 27 points, 11 in the last 4:40, and Dinwiddie scored 16 of his 23 in the second half as No. 20 Colorado rallied from a 10-point deficit to hand No. 10 Oregon its first loss of the season, 10091 on Sunday. “You’ve got to fight fire with fire,” Colorado coach Tad Boyle said. “When they’re trapping you and they’re attacking you defensively, you’ve got to attack them.” Booker and Dinwidde were the first 20-plus point scorers in the same game for Colorado since Cory Higgins (22) and Alec Burks (25) both surpassed that threshold against California on March 18, 2011. “It’s pretty simple,” Dinwiddie said. “When ‘Ski plays well, we play well. We kind of go as he goes. He played extremely well today and we got a good win against a top-ranked team.” Five-and-a-half minutes into the second half, Colorado found itself trailing by 10 points. From there, the Buffaloes got their transition game going, with Booker and Dinwiddie leading the charge down the court. “We were attacking the basket, getting downhill, getting in the lane,” Boyle said. “They play a matchup zone. They’re so explosive offensively and they exert so much energy on the offensive end that sometimes defensively you can get them standing flatfooted and I thought Spence and ‘Ski, our two guards, in the second half especially attacked the basket.” Xavier Johnson and Josh Scott had 15 points apiece for Colorado (13-2, 2-0 Pac-12), which is off to its best start since the 1968-69 team began the season 13-2. Scott had 12 rebounds for the
RECAP North Bend boys get victory From Page B1 But Miles got the team to refocus at halftime and Marshfield scored 30 points in the third quarter. “They responded really well,” he said. “They’re good kids. They want to be good players.” Hunter Olson had 19 points for the Pirates and Kody Dean and Austin Howerton added 12 each. Charlie Willett had 14 points for the Billies. The Pirates improved to 5-6 with their fourth win in five games. They return to Far West League play with home games against BrookingsHarbor on Tuesday and Siuslaw on Friday. “This is a huge week for us,” Miles said. “I think in this league, every game is going to be huge. It’s going to be a dogfight every night.” North Bend 85, Stayton 77: The Bulldogs survived the fast style of the Eagles to
TOURNEY From Page B1 “It was hard to get some shots off,” Maready said. “You couldn’t really penetrate because they were so big and then when you got inside, it was hard to shoot because they affect your shot.” The loss puts Bandon at
Buffaloes, who remain unbeaten in 11 home games this season. Mike Moser had 24 points to lead Oregon (13-1, 1-1), which was denied its first 14-0 start since 1937-38. Joseph Young and Damyean Dotson both added 16 points. “We got the lead and we were so giddy about scoring baskets that we didn’t guard,” Oregon coach Dana Altman said. “We got the lead and held them to only five points in the first five minutes of the second half ... and then defensively, we broke down.” Leading the nation in scoring, Oregon, one of seven unbeaten Division I teams entering the day, could not keep up with Colorado. Down 58-48 with 14:31 remaining, Colorado worked to get back within striking distance, and surged in front when Dinwiddie and Jaron Hopkins made 3-pointers around Johnson’s layup for 64-62 lead. Elgin Cook’s layup with 6:32 left got the Ducks within 74-72 but they never regained the lead. When Dotson’s 3-pointer pulled Oregon to 80-75, Booker answered by converting a three-point play with 4:40 left. Dotson’s layup cut Colorado’s lead to 91-86, but Booker made two free throws with 1:30 remaining to restore the Buffaloes’ eight-point advantage. Young connected on a 3-pointer for Oregon with 1:24 left but that proved to be Oregon’s final field goal. Utah 80, Oregon State 69: Brandon Taylor scored 23 points on 7of-9 shooting and dished out eight assists to lead Utah to a victory over Oregon State on Saturday. Delon Wright added 14 points and six assists while Jeremy Olsen also chipped in 14 points for the Utes (12-2, 1-1 Pac-12) who won by a double-digit margin for the 11th time this season. Utah shot a blistering 58 percent (29 of 50) from the field and 54.5 percent (12 of 22) from distance.
win at home in their final tuneup for league play. Drew Mathews had 26 points, while Levi Rider added 20 and Ty Roane 19 in the win. Stayton repeatedly subbed five fresh players on the floor while pushing the pace, but the Bulldogs were able to build a lead and stay in front. “From a learning standpoint, to come in and play a style that we haven’t seen all year and is drastically different from what we do in practice, to be able to handle that, I was happy,” North Bend coach Tom Nicholls said. The Bulldogs didn’t do everything well, particularly on defense and in decision making, but Nicholls likes the development of his team. “We continue to get better,” he said. Tyler Schwarm had 20 points and Derek Buchheit 16 for the Eagles. North Bend visits South Umpqua to open the league season Tuesday. Coquille 45, Oakridge 21: The Red Devils didn’t shoot the ball as well as normal, but won their final pre-
6-1 on the year heading into their first league game Tuesday on the road against Gold Beach. St. Mary’s 78, Jefferson 38: The Crusaders had five players in double figures, led by Zach Lewis and Hunter Rothfus with 12 each, as they won the consolation game. Zach Sargent and Andrew Schmitt scored 11 each for Jefferson.
Roberto Nelson scored 16 points to lead the Beavers (8-6, 0-2 Pac-12) and Hallice Cooke added 14 off the bench. Oregon State shot 50 percent (25 of 50) from the field and 52.6 percent (10 of 19) from outside. But 15 Beaver turnovers led to 15 points for Utah. The Utes took an insurmountable Golden says he will stay 70-60 lead after a dunk from Olsen with Hurricanes with 4:18 left to play. CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Miami football coach Al WOMEN Golden said Sunday he is not No. 4 Stanford 89, Oregon State a candidate for any other job, 67: Chiney Ogwumike scored 17 of her ending days of silence and 31 points in the first 81⁄2 minutes, and speculation about his future Stanford overwhelmed Oregon State. with the Hurricanes. Ogwumike’s scintillating start powGolden’s statement did ered the Cardinal (13-1, 2-0 Pac-12) to a not specifically mention 29-4 lead that put the game away in a Penn State, his alma mater, hurry. She also finished with 13 rebounds, which reportedly targeted six assists, three steals and two blocks. him as a top candidate to Stanford has won 12 straight since replace Bill O’Brien as coach. losing at top-ranked Connecticut on University officials had no Nov. 11. other immediate comment, Sydney Wiese scored 15 points and though athletic director Samantha Siegner had 11 points and Blake James said throughout eight rebounds for Oregon State (8-6, the process he was confident 0-2), which has lost its last three games Golden would remain with to ranked opponents. The Beavers fell to the school. No. 2 Notre Dame on Dec. 29 and at No. “He’s staying,” James said 23 California on Friday. Sunday. No. 23 California 101, Oregon 98, Golden is 22-15 in three OT: Reshanda Gray scored 33 points seasons at Miami, with much and grabbed 13 rebounds as California of that time coming while the overcame a late rally from Oregon. Hurricanes were dealing with After Gray fouled out in overtime, an NCAA investigation conBrittany Boyd broke a tie at 96 with a cerning the actions of a forrunning bank shot on a drive to the mer booster. That saga ended hoop. Boyd then made 3 of 4 free throws midway through this past in the final 20 seconds as Cal (10-3, 2-0 season, when Miami finished Pacific 12 Conference) held off Oregon 9-4 and began luring a (9-4, 0-2). recruiting class that is widely Cal’s nine-point lead with two min- expected to be among the top utes left in regulation was erased by a 10 nationally. 10-1 Oregon run, capped by a layup “There has been much from Chrishae Rowe with seven seconds speculation concerning my left. Boyd’s 3-point attempt at the future at the University of buzzer was off the mark. Miami,” Golden said in the Rowe led Oregon with 24 points and statement released by the 10 rebounds while Jillian Alleyne had 21 school. “While I am flattered points and 12 rebounds. that our progress at The U during an extremely difficult period of time is recognized, I season test with tough points for Rogue River. Tyler am also appreciative of just defense. Tresch led Reedsport with 12 what we have here at UM and “We shot very poorly,” points. I am not a candidate for Modoc 54, Gold Beach another position.” said Coquille coach Dan Cumberland. “It was a long 42: The Panthers came up trip for us, and we looked like short in the championship GOLF it. Fortunately, we played game of the Klamath Klash. Simpson, Spieth and some very good defense, and Skyline League Johnson share lead that got us through.” UVC 55, Powers 49: The Cumberland credited KAPALUA, Hawaii — Oakridge’s defense for part of Cruisers couldn’t get over the Webb Simpson wanted to hump in the fourth quarter at give his caddie some good Coquille’s struggles. “Oakridge is tenacious,” home and suffered their first news from the golf course. He league loss. he said. “They got at you.” delivered a 5-under 68 that Jordan Mesa scored 29 gave Simpson a three-way tie Drew Piburn led Coquille with 11 points and Zach points for the Monarchs, and for the lead with defending Breitkreutz and Terrence his teammates chipped in at champion Dustin Johnson Edwards added nine each. the key moments. and Jordan Spieth going into “They made their free the final round of the Gerry Snyder had 11 for throws when it counted,” said Tournament of Champions. Oakridge. The Red Devils open Powers coach Matt Shorb. On a glorious day of sun Sunset Conference play at “We were right there. We had and surf, Simpson played home against Reedsport on our chances. with a heavy heart. “I was proud of the way Tuesday and visit Glide on His caddie and friend, our kids competed all night. Paul Tesori, was in a hospital Friday. “Hopefully, we have We just didn’t make as many in Florida with newborn son it,” shots as we needed to.” momentum for Isaiah in intensive care. Jackson Stallard had 23 Simpson said the child sufCumberland said. Rogue River 72, points to lead Powers. fered a seizure short after he The Reedsport 34: Yoncalla 48, Pacific 20: was born with indications of Chieftains scored at least 20 The Pirates only scored three an infection in his brain. Ted points in each of the first points in the first half and Scott, the caddie for Bubba three quarters to easily beat never were able to catch up. Watson, is filling in this week Joe Keller had 16 points as Simpson’s caddie. the visiting Braves. Chris Campbell had 16 and Will Shaw added 13 for Simpson ran off four points and 12 steals and Yoncalla. Ian Hickey had a birdies in a five-hole stretch Danny Perston also had 16 team-best six for Pacific. on the back nine, and then hung on with two good pars to reach 14-under 205.Spieth got Raelyn Freitag led Bandon back into the mix with a tough GIRLS birdie on the par-3 eighth and St. Mary’s 69, Bandon with 10 points. Del Norte 48, Jefferson capped off a 69 with a 15-foot 29: The Crusaders limited 37: The Warriors won the birdie putt on the 17th. the Tigers to three points in tournament championship, Johnson also had a 69 and each of the final two quarters pulling away from the Lions was disappointed at playing in the tournament’s consola- in the second half. the par 5s in 3-under for the tion game. Kaitlyn Clemann had 11 day. One of them was a tapEmily Alvarez had 16 points for Del Norte. in eagle on the par-5 ninth. points and Lillian Martin Tournament MVP Grace Zach Johnson, who had a added 14 for the Crusaders. Bruschi had six. three-shot lead going into St. Mary’s had five 3-pointLacey Waddell had 11 the third round, couldn’t make anything and shot a 74. ers in a 26-point first quarter. points for Jefferson.
PRO BASKETBALL Bryant tells fans to vote for other players LOS ANGELES — While Kobe Bryant heals from his latest injury, he has an unusual message for the fans who select the NBA All-Star game’s starters: Don’t vote for me. After playing just six games in an injury-plagued season, the Los Angeles Lakers’ 15-time All-Star guard is hoping fans elect younger, more deserving players to start next month’s showcase in New Orleans. Bryant also gave a small update on his recovery from a broken bone near his left knee. He is riding a stationary bike to stay in shape while the bone heals, but must exercise patience with several weeks likely to go.
Paul won’t need surgery on ailing shoulder LOS ANGELES — Chris Paul will be out of the Los Angeles Clippers’ lineup for up to six weeks with a separated right shoulder, but the All-Star point guard won’t need surgery. The Clippers gave the prognosis Sunday after Paul had an MRI. Paul was injured in the third quarter of the Clippers’ game at Dallas on Friday when he tripped over guard Monta Ellis. Paul is averaging 19.6 points, an NBA-best 11.2 assists and 4.6 rebounds per game for the Pacific Division-leading Clippers, who lost to San Antonio on Saturday with Darren Collison starting in his place. Collison scored 20 points against Dallas and had 14 against the Spurs.
SPEEDSKATING Celski, Smith win races at U.S. Olympic trials KEARNS, Utah — J.R. Celski won the 1,000 meters at the U.S. Olympic short track speedskating trials, giving him three individual events to compete in at the Sochi Games. Celski heads to his second Olympics as the dominant American short track skater. He lost just one race during the four-day trials at the Utah Olympic Oval, finishing second by half a blade length to Chris Creveling in the first 1,000 final. Celski came back to easily win the second 1,000 final of the day. He’ll be joined on the men’s team by Eddy Alvarez, Creveling, 2010 Olympian Jordan Malone and Kyle Carr. Alvarez became the first Cuban-American man to make a U.S. Olympic speedskating team. Jessica Smith won both of the women’s 1,000 finals, and she’ll skate in three individual events in Sochi. Joining her on the women’s team are 2010 Olympian Alyson Dudek and Emily Scott. The U.S. didn’t qualify a relay for the games, leaving the American women with their smallest squad since the sport was introduced to the Olympics in 1996.
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Seminoles meet Auburn in final BCS title game NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Team Destiny vs. Team Domination. Before the Bowl Championship Series is replaced next year by a playoff, No. 1 Florida State and No. 2 Auburn will meet in its last title game tonight at the Rose Bowl. The Seminoles (13-0) ripped through their schedule on the way to Pasadena, winning each game by at least 14 points behind Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston. “I still think our best game is out there,” Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said Sunday. “I’m looking forward to playing it on Monday night, and our kids are looking forward to the challenge.” The turnaround Tigers (12-1) are the most unlikely group ever to reach the BCS championship game. Auburn went from 3-9 to Southeastern Conference champions in their first season under coach Gus Malzahn. It was a wild ride. The Prayer at Jordan-Hare beat Georgia. The Kick-Six beat Alabama. Destiny? Fate? Luck? The Tigers don’t see it that way. “Hey, I know we’re a team of hard work, I know that,” said tailback Tre Mason, a Heisman finalist who has run for 1,621 yards and 22 touchdowns for the No. 1 rushing offense in the country. “These guys put a lot of hard
work in with me every day, blood, sweat and tears all year long.” Auburn is the first team to reach the BCS championship game after having a losing season the previous season, and would become the first national champion to start the season unranked since BYU in 1984. After 16 years of the BCS, the routine is familiar the day before the big game. The coaches hold their final early morning news conferences, and then take a few minutes to shake hands with each other, exchange pleasantries and pose for pictures with the crystal football trophy that goes to the winner. On Sunday it was Fisher, the fast-talking West Virginian and Nick Saban disciple, and Malzahn, who has gone from high school coach in Arkansas to the national championship game in eight years, running the drill. Malzahn, who was the Tigers’ offensive coordinator when they won the 2010 national title, said Sunday he told his players before the season one of their goals was to make the biggest turnaround in college football. Done. Auburn has already matched the 2000 Hawaii team for most improved record in FBS history. “Well, Auburn is a great program and used to winning championships, so I knew
that we were going to get it turned around,” he said. “I didn’t know how quick. There was a lot of questions when we first got there. We did a lot of Dr. Phil-ing early, and our guys came together and they believed.” Malzahn’s up-tempo, spread offense is a combination of deception and power that seemingly gets better every game. Against Missouri in the SEC championship game, Auburn ran for 545 yards. “Well, you have to have eye discipline,” Fisher said. “Any time you have moving parts, any time you bring something in front of you, just like when you’re driving, if somebody flashes a hand in front of you while you’re driving down the road it makes you blink, it makes your eyes distracted and you get off of what you’re looking at and then at the same time they become very physical with how they play, and you get yourself out of position, they knock you out of the way, and there’s a four, five, eight, 10 or they break a run right up the middle.” Fisher has put together the most talented two-deep depth chart in the country, a collection of five-star recruits and NFL prospects reminiscent of coach Bobby Bowden’s best Florida State teams. The Seminoles won two national titles under Fisher’s Hall of Fame predecessor and played in the first
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Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn, left, and Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher pose with The Coaches’ Trophy during a news conference Sunday. three BCS title games. The Seminoles haven’t been back since 2000. A prodigy led them. Winston turns 20 today. The redshirt freshman became the youngest player to win the Heisman Trophy, setting FBS freshman records for most yards passing (3,820) and touchdown passes (38). His only problems came off the field. In November, a year-old sexual assault complaint against him was investigated by Florida prosecutors. After three weeks, the state attorney announced he did not
have enough evidence to charge Winston. A week and a half later, Winston won the Heisman in a landslide vote. The Seminoles outscored their opponents by 42 points per game and have not trailed since Sept. 28. Winston and the rest of the starters have spent most fourth quarters relaxing. The Atlantic Coast Conference was no match for the Seminoles. Will the lack of stiff, four-quarter tests and not the most difficult of schedules put Florida State at a disadvantage? The ‘Noles say nonsense.
“I can’t help that another team can’t keep up with us,” linebacker Telvin Smith said. Florida State is also trying to break the SEC’s grip on the national championship. The streak is at seven, but never has the SEC team been as big an underdog (Auburn is getting 10 points from oddsmakers). The Seminoles are fine with being the favorites. “I’m glad everybody’s calling Auburn a team of destiny,” Winston said, “because at Florida State we control our own destiny.”
Fiesta Bowl UCF 52, Baylor 42 Thursday, Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl Oklahoma 45, Alabama 31 Friday, Jan. 3 Orange Bowl Missouri 41, Oklahoma State 31 Cotton Bowl Clemson 40, Ohio State 35 Saturday, Jan. 4 BBVA Compass Bowl Vanderbilt 41, Houston 24 Sunday, Jan. 5 GoDaddy.com Bowl Arkansas State 23, Ball State 20 Monday, Jan. 6 BCS National Championship Florida State (13-0) vs. Auburn (12-1), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)
New Jersey 43 17 18 8 42 101 110 42 18 20 4 40 113 123 Columbus N.Y. Islanders 43 14 22 7 35 112 143 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central GP W L OT Pts GF GA 45 29 7 9 67 167 124 Chicago St. Louis 41 29 7 5 63 150 95 Colorado 41 26 11 4 56 120 104 Minnesota 44 22 17 5 49 106 113 Dallas 41 20 14 7 47 120 124 Winnipeg 45 19 21 5 43 123 135 Nashville 43 18 19 6 42 102 129 Pacific GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 44 31 8 5 67 146 111 San Jose 43 27 10 6 60 142 111 Los Angeles 43 26 13 4 56 113 89 Vancouver 44 23 13 8 54 117 108 Phoenix 41 20 12 9 49 123 127 41 14 21 6 34 96 128 Calgary Edmonton 45 14 26 5 33 117 156 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Saturday’s Games Florida 5, Nashville 4, SO Boston 4, Winnipeg 1 Colorado 4, San Jose 3 Buffalo 2, New Jersey 1 N.Y. Rangers 7, Toronto 1 Ottawa 4, Montreal 3, OT Carolina 3, N.Y. Islanders 2 St. Louis 6, Columbus 2 Detroit 5, Dallas 1 Minnesota 5, Washington 3 Philadelphia 5, Phoenix 3 Los Angeles 3, Vancouver 1 Sunday’s Games San Jose 3, Chicago 2, SO Pittsburgh 6, Winnipeg 5 Carolina 2, Nashville 1 Edmonton 5, Tampa Bay 3 Anaheim 4, Vancouver 3, OT Today’s Games Dallas at N.Y. Islanders, 4 p.m. Columbus at N.Y. Rangers, 4 p.m. Florida at Montreal, 4:30 p.m. Calgary at Colorado, 6 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Carolina at Buffalo, 4 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Toronto, 4 p.m. Philadelphia at New Jersey, 4:30 p.m. San Jose at Nashville, 5 p.m. Tampa Bay at Winnipeg, 5 p.m. Calgary at Phoenix, 6 p.m. St. Louis at Edmonton, 6:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Vancouver, 7 p.m. Boston at Anaheim, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m.
Scoreboard Del Norte 48, Jefferson 37
On The Air Today College Football — BCS Championship, Auburn vs. Florida State, 5:30 p.m., ESPN. Golf — PGA Tour Hyundai Tournament of Champions, 1 p.m., Golf Channel. Tuesday, Jan. 7 High School Girls Basketball — BrookingsHarbor at Marshfield, 6 p.m., KMHS (1420 AM); North Bend at South Umpqua, 6 p.m., K-Light (98.7 FM). High School Girls Basketball — BrookingsHarbor at Marshfield, 7:30 p.m., KMHS (91.3 FM); North Bend at South Umpqua, 7:30 p.m., K-Light (98.7 FM). NBA Basketball — Portland at Sacramento, 7 p.m., KHSN (1230 AM). Men’s College Basketball — Tennessee at LSU, 4 p.m., ESPN; Baylor at Iowa State, 4 p.m., ESPN2; Ohio State at Michigan State, 6 p.m., ESPN; Creighton at DePaul, 6 p.m., Fox Sports 1. Hockey — Philadelphia at New Jersey, 4:30 p.m., NBC Sports Network. Wednesday, Jan. 8 NBA Basketball — Dallas at San Antonio, 4 p.m., ESPN; Phoenix at Minnesota, 6:30 p.m., ESPN. M e n ’ s C o l l e g e B a s k e t b a l l — Kansas at Oklahoma, 4 p.m., ESPN2; Georgetown at Providence, 4 p.m., Fox Sports 1; Wake Forest at Virginia, 4 p.m., Root Sports; Miami at North Carolina, 6 p.m., ESPN2; Air Force at Fresno State, 7 p.m., Root Sports. Hockey — New York Rangers at Chicago, 5 p.m., NBC Sports Network.
Local Schedule Today No local events scheduled. Tuesday, Jan. 7 High School Girls Basketball — Far West League: Brookings-Harbor at Marshfield, 6 p.m.; North Bend at South Umpqua, 6 p.m.; Siuslaw at Sutherlin, 6 p.m.; Sunset Conference: Glide at Myrtle Point, 6 p.m.; Reedsport at Coquille, 6 p.m.; Bandon at Gold Beach, 6 p.m. High School Boys Basketball — Far West League: Brookings-Harbor at Marshfield, 7:30 p.m.; North Bend at South Umpqua, 7:30 p.m.; Siuslaw at Sutherlin, 7:30 p.m.; Sunset Conference: Glide at Myrtle Point, 7:30 p.m.; Reedsport at Coquille, 7:30 p.m.; Bandon at Gold Beach, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 Men’s College Basketball — Linn-Benton at SWOCC, 6 p.m.
High School Results BASKETBALL GIRLS
Skyline League League W L 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 2
Powers Elkton New Hope UVC Yoncalla Camas Valley Pacific Saturday’s Scores: Powers 32, UVC 27 Yoncalla 55, Pacific 29 New Hope 41, Camas Valley 27 Elkton 59, Crow 35
Overall W L 3 0 4 3 5 3 6 2 6 5 1 5 2 6
Powers 32, UVC 27 6 11 2 8 — 27 UVC 4 5 12 11 — 32 Powers UVC (27): Maggie Lefler 11, Lilly Berry-Cabiao 10, Megan McLaughlin 7, Kaley Dahl 6, Marissa Perez 2, Rheo Rocco 1, Katie Brint, Alicia Estrada, Shenna McLaughlin, Ruthe Ruble, Riley Steiz. POWERS (32): Chelsie Fandel 10, Rebecca Standley 10, Liz Standley 6, Emilie Fandel 4, Sierra Sotela 2, Riley Baldwin, Riley Middlebrook, Kylee Morgan.
Yoncalla 55, Pacific 29 Pacific 8 4 13 4 — 29 Yoncalla 9 17 3 26 — 55 PACIFIC (29): Riley Engdahl 10, Brittany Figueroa 8, Alecia Finley 4, Caitlin Happeny 4, Marina Byrne 2, Hannah Miller 1, Amanda Finley, MaKenna Hickey, Brittany Kreutzer, Jessica Martinez, Sarah Sax, Julie Walker. YONCALLA (55): Karen Wickman 20, Sonya Walker 10, Emily Wickman 9, Abby Lyons 7, Salista Williams 5, Tawny Ellis 2, Michaela Stevens 2, Whitney Ellis.
Bandon Dunes Holiday Invitational St. Mary’s 69, Bandon 29 St. Mary’s 26 18 16 9 — 69 Bandon 10 13 3 3 — 29 ST. MARY’S (69): Emily Alvarez 16, Lilian Martin 14, Dakota Rothfus 9, Rose Alvarez 8, Viv Juncal 6, Ellie Hough 4, Elise Vasey 4, Sam Weiland 4, Mary Beth Barnum 2, Meg Vasey 2, Sabrina Miller. BANDON (29): Raelyn Freitag 10, Ally Richert 6, Toni Hall 4, Krista Peters 4, Alana Haga-Hultin 3, Savannah Williams 2, Dani Cox, Rowan Reimer, Bianca Salcido, Liza Skeie.
Del Norte 8 15 8 17 — 48 Jefferson 11 9 4 13 — 37 DEL NORTE (48): Kaitlyn Clemann 11, Jordan Babich 8, Kayla Costello 8, Panhia Yang 8, Regin Loftin 7, Grace Bruschi 6, Jordelyn Aguirre, Ericka Alcala, Shelby Bomke, Colleen Markussen, Ashton Smedley. JEFFERSON (37): Lacey Waddell 11, Josie Guzman 9, Darien Epps 7, Shelby Buskirk 5, Jenna Johnson 2, Olisha Schrock 2, Kelsey Walker 1, Makena Slay.
Salem Academy Tournament Cascade Christian 46, North Bend 17 Cascade Christian 11 11 10 14 — 46 4 5 4 4 — 17 North Bend CASCADE CHRISTIAN (46): Stephanie Croy 12, Nicole Morse 11, Sarah Miller 8, Alaina Thomson 5, Evie Kent 3, Ali Spani 3, Tiani Alvarez 2, Karlee Britton 2, Kelly Bales, Alyssa Brown, Maeve Payne. NORTH BEND (17): Gabby Hobson 5, Shalah Collicott 4, Cody Wallace 4, Lindsey Hensen 3, Hailey Finnigan 1, Kadie Forderer, Celine Graetzer, Maggie Muenchrath, Alex Wilkinson.
Nonleague Marshfield 45, Pleasant Hill 42 Pleasant Hill 16 7 14 5 — 42 Marshfield 9 13 11 12 — 45 PLEASANT HILL (42): Sabrina Boyd 12, Dana Brooks 7, Nicole Lewis 7, Ashlee Edmisten 6, Mariah Stevens 6, Alix Leavitt 4, Kalrie Blatch. MARSHFIELD (45): Savannah Thurman 18, Tracee Scott 8, Jade Chavez 7, Baily Garrett 5, Katelyn Rossback 4, Desi Guirado 3, Khalani Hoyer, Samantha Stephens.
Reedsport 64, Rogue River 29 21 14 15 14 — 64 Reedsport 7 7 7 8 — 29 Rogue River REEDSPORT (64): Kayla Doane 24, Gabby White 16, Hailee Abraham 8, Bailey Tymchuk 6, Ruby Cardoso 4, Evee Kessler 4, Alex Glover 2, Destany Anderson, Carly Glover, Brittany Manicke, Alicia Osorio. ROGUE RIVER (29): Kortney Moore 9, Anjelica Pamplona 8, Josie Pratt 6, Larissa Hamilton 5, Keelie Worthington 5, Majestic Worthington 1, Sam Krusemark, Glayz Welch. BOYS
Skyline League League W L 2 0 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 2
Yoncalla UVC New Hope Powers Camas Valley Elkton Pacific Saturday’s Scores: UVC 55, Powers 49 Yoncalla 48, Pacific 20 New Hope 39, Camas Valley 36 Elkton 51, Crow 35
Overall W L 6 5 7 1 2 6 4 4 4 3 3 5 1 8
UVC 55, Powers 49 14 10 15 16 — 55 UVC Powers 10 12 14 13 — 49 UVC (55): Jordan Mesa 29, Ian Graham 14, Cooper Tharp 6, Josh Howell 5, Nathan Cagle 1, Bayley Adams. POWERS (49): Jackson Stallard 23, Jaron MacDonald 8, Devin MacKensen 6, Tye Jackson 4, Clayton Stallard 4, Sean Martinez 2, Aaron Pedrick 2, Austin Stallard.
Yoncalla 48, Pacific 20 3 0 6 11 — 20 Pacific 10 19 12 7 — 48 Yoncalla PACIFIC (20): Ian Hickey 6, Cameron Brock 5, Cole Kreutzer 4, Garrett Phillips 3, Tanner Colton 2, Kaden Ashdown, Jacob Engdahl, Acer Nye, Chad Pogwidz, Andrew Porter, Nathan Watson. YONCALLA (48): Joe Keller 16, Will Shaw 13, Zack Van Loon 9, Jason Ellis 4, Michael Stevens 3, Gavin Russell 2, Tyler Gustafson 1, Josh Hunnicutt, Maliek Owens, Wyatt Van Loon.
Bandon Dunes Holiday Invitational Del Norte 40, Bandon 36 Del Norte 18 9 8 5 — 40 13 6 10 7 — 36 Bandon DEL NORTE (40): Josh Gruden 14, Steven Maready 10, Dylan Pease 7, Napooi Shorty 5, Joey Godla 2, Brandon Japp 2, Austin Healy. BANDON (36): Evan Henson 24, Quentin Coomer 5, Derik Cox 3, Tristian Davidson 2, Jon Wilhite 2, Shawn Peters, Logan Shea.
St. Mary’s 78, Jefferson 38 18 17 26 17 — 78 St. Mary’s Jefferson 11 7 13 7 — 38 ST. MARY’S (78): Zach Lewis 12, Hunter Rothfus 12, Kade Benton 11, Sam Hough 11, Connor Vinyard 10, Kele Eaton 5, Nicholas Van Valkenburg 5, Denton Edwards 4, Chandler Sue 4, Travis Danielson 3, Eli Conway. JEFFERSON (38): Zach Sargent 11, Andrew Schmitt 11, Cory Strait 10, Austin Clark 3, Kyle Ellis 3, Gibson Brown, Clayton Eriksen, Baltazar Ortiz, Chris Puentes, Adam Thornberry, Devin Walling.
Nonleague Marshfield 72, Pleasant Hill 38 Pleasant Hill 5 10 7 16 — 38 21 9 30 12 — 72 Marshfield PLEASANT HILL (38): Charlie Willett 14, Dakota Jubie 7, Michael Whittington 5, Alex
Churchman 3, Trevin Hoyt 3, Austin Burbee 2, Evan Richey 2, Scott Waddell 2, Tyler Dubell, Owen Richey, Noah Stevens. MARSHFIELD (72): Hunter Olson 19, Kody Dean 12, Austin Howerton 12, Jake Miles 9, Andrew Sharp 7, Rylee Trendell 6, Vincent Tine 3, Kasey Banks 2, Malio Favalora 2, Ty Bunnell, Juan Caballero, Scott Clough, Justin Cooper.
Phi—McCoy 1 run (Henery kick), :32. Fourth Quarter Phi—FG Henery 31, 11:14. NO—FG S.Graham 35, 8:04. Phi—Ertz 3 pass from Foles (Henery kick), 4:54. NO—FG S.Graham 32, :00. A—69,144.
North Bend 85, Stayton 77
Chargers 27, Bengals 10
Stayton 17 21 16 23 — 77 North Bend 24 21 25 15 — 85 STAYTON (77): Tyler Schwarm 20, Derek Buchheit 16, Tyger Smart 13, David Esparza 10, Logan Myers 6, Ethan Brown 4, Micah Lopez 4, Matt Lindemann 3, Everett Sinclair 1, Blake Hartfiel, Ben Biehl. NORTH BEND (85): Drew Matthews 26, Levi Rider 20, Ty Roane 19, Matt Woods 11, Brody Lucero 5, Luke Lucero 2, Trey Woods 2.
San Diego 7 0 10 10 — 27 Cincinnati 0 10 0 0 — 10 First Quarter SD—Woodhead 5 run (Novak kick), :48. Second Quarter Cin—Gresham 4 pass from Dalton (Nugent kick), 5:59. Cin—FG Nugent 46, :00. Third Quarter SD—Green 4 pass from Rivers (Novak kick), 6:46. SD—FG Novak 25, 2:00. Fourth Quarter SD—FG Novak 23, 14:16. SD—R.Brown 58 run (Novak kick), 2:17. A—62,277.
Coquille 45, Oakridge 21 8 9 16 12 — 45 Coquille 2 7 4 8 — 21 Oakridge C O Q U I L L E ( 4 5 ) : Drew Piburn 11, Zach Breitkreutz 9, Terrence Edwards 9, Joe Scolari 7, Brandon Bowen 4, Austin Layton 3, Brad Romine 2, Kai Griggs. OAKRIDGE (21): Gerry Snyder 11, Joel Snyder 5, Taylor Ball 2, Justin Moe 2, Kyle Powell 1, Josh Briggs, Daniel Cano, Tristin White.
Rogue River 72, Reedsport 34 7 6 11 10 — 34 Reedsport 24 20 22 6 — 72 Rogue River REEDSPORT (34): Tyler Tresch 12, Chris James 8, Kuahman Perez-Murray 3, Prerak Bhakta 2, Mike Mitchell 2, Jordan Ragan 2, Bryce Roberts 2, Shallon Zehe 2, Haden Sams 1. ROGUE RIVER (72): Chris Campbell 16, Danny Perston 16, Jordan Ehrhardt 13, Connor Strickland 8, Rio Lopez 7, Dennis Rideout 6, Cole McFetridge 3, Derek Pratt 3, Alex Caulley, Austin Woodall.
Pro Football NFL Playoffs Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 4 Indianapolis 45, Kansas City 44 New Orleans 26, Philadelphia 24 Sunday, Jan. 5 San Diego 27, Cincinnati 10 San Francisco 23, Green Bay 20 Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 11 New Orleans at Seattle, 1:35 p.m. (FOX) Indianpolis at New England, 5:15 p.m. (CBS) Sunday, Jan. 12 San Francisco at Carolina, 10:05 a.m. (FOX) San Diego at Denver, 1:40 p.m. (CBS) Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 19 AFC, noon (CBS) NFC, 3:30 p.m. (FOX) Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 26 At Honolulu TBD, 4:30 p.m. (NBC) Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2 At East Rutherford, N.J. AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 3:30 p.m. (FOX)
Colts 45, Chiefs 44 Kansas City 10 21 10 3 — 44 Indianapolis 7 3 21 14 — 45 First Quarter KC—Bowe 6 pass from A.Smith (Succop kick), 8:11. Ind—Hilton 10 pass from Luck (Vinatieri kick), 4:34. KC—FG Succop 19, :53. Second Quarter KC—Avery 79 pass from A.Smith (Succop kick), 14:39. KC—Sherman 5 pass from A.Smith (Succop kick), 13:05. Ind—FG Vinatieri 37, 9:14. KC—Davis 4 run (Succop kick), 1:51. Third Quarter KC—Davis 10 pass from A.Smith (Succop kick), 13:39. Ind—D.Brown 10 run (Vinatieri kick), 11:47. Ind—D.Brown 3 pass from Luck (Vinatieri kick), 7:32. KC—FG Succop 42, 4:12. Ind—Fleener 12 pass from Luck (Vinatieri kick), 2:31. Fourth Quarter Ind—Luck 2 offensive fumble return (Vinatieri kick), 10:38. KC—FG Succop 43, 5:36. Ind—Hilton 64 pass from Luck (Vinatieri kick), 4:21. A—63,551.
Saints 26, Eagles 24 New Orleans 0 6 14 6 — 26 Philadelphia 0 7 7 10 — 24 Second Quarter NO—FG S.Graham 36, 8:37. Phi—Cooper 10 pass from Foles (Henery kick), 1:48. NO—FG S.Graham 46, :00. Third Quarter NO—Moore 24 pass from Brees (S.Graham kick), 10:08. NO—Ingram 4 run (S.Graham kick), 3:54.
49ers 23, Packers 20 San Francisco 6 7 0 10 — 23 Green Bay 0 10 0 10 — 20 First Quarter SF—FG Dawson 22, 9:00. SF—FG Dawson 25, 2:17. Second Quarter GB—Nelson 5 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 5:50. SF—Gore 10 run (Dawson kick), 2:48. GB—FG Crosby 34, :00. Fourth Quarter GB—Kuhn 1 run (Crosby kick), 12:06. SF—V.Davis 28 pass from Kaepernick (Dawson kick), 10:31. GB—FG Crosby 24, 5:06. SF—FG Dawson 33, :00. A—77,525.
College Football Bowl Schedule Saturday, Dec. 21 New Mexico Bowl Colorado State 48, Washington State 45 Las Vegas Bowl Southern Cal 45, Fresno State 20 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl San Diego State 49, Buffalo 24 New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette 24, Tulane 21 Monday, Dec. 23 Beef ’O’ Brady’s Bowl East Carolina 37, Ohio 20 Tuesday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl Oregon State 38, Boise State 23 Thursday, Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl Pittsburgh 30, Bowling Green 27 Poinsettia Bowl Utah State 21, Northern Illinois 14 Friday, Dec. 27 Military Bowl Marshall 31, Maryland 20 Texas Bowl Syracuse 21, Minnesota 17 Fight Hunger Bowl Washington 31, BYU 16 Saturday, Dec. 28 Pinstripe Bowl Notre Dame 29, Rutgers 16 Belk Bowl North Carolina 39, Cincinnati 17 Russell Athletic Bowl Louisville 36, Miami 9 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Kansas State 31, Michigan 14 Monday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl Navy 24, Middle Tennessee 6 Music City Bowl Mississippi 25, Georgia Tech 17 Alamo Bowl Oregon 30, Texas 7 Holiday Bowl Texas Tech 37, Arizona State 23 Tuesday, Dec. 31 AdvoCare V100 Bowl Arizona 42, Boston College 19 Sun Bowl UCLA 42, Virginia Tech 12 Liberty Bowl Mississippi State 44, Rice 7 Chick-fil-A Bowl Texas A&M 52, Duke 48 Wednesday, Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl North Texas 36, UNLV 14 Gator Bowl Nebraska 24, Georgia 19 Capital One Bowl South Carolina 34, Wisconsin 24 Outback Bowl LSU 21, Iowa 14 Rose Bowl Michigan State 24, Stanford 20
Pro Basketball NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Toronto 16 16 .500 Boston 13 21 .382 12 21 .364 Brooklyn Philadelphia 12 21 .364 New York 11 22 .333 Southeast Division W L Pct .765 26 8 Miami 18 16 .529 Atlanta 14 17 .452 Washington Charlotte 15 20 .429 10 23 .303 Orlando Central Division W L Pct 27 6 .818 Indiana 14 18 .438 Chicago Detroit 14 20 .412 11 23 .324 Cleveland Milwaukee 7 26 .212 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 26 8 .765 Houston 22 13 .629 Dallas 19 15 .559 New Orleans 15 17 .469 15 18 .455 Memphis Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City 27 7 .794 .765 26 8 Portland Denver 16 17 .485 16 17 .485 Minnesota Utah 11 25 .306 Pacific Division W L Pct Golden State 23 13 .639 L.A. Clippers 23 13 .639 Phoenix 20 12 .625 14 20 .412 L.A. Lakers Sacramento 10 22 .313 Saturday’s Games Miami 110, Orlando 94 Indiana 99, New Orleans 82 Brooklyn 89, Cleveland 82 Chicago 91, Atlanta 84 Oklahoma City 115, Minnesota 111 San Antonio 116, L.A. Clippers 92 Phoenix 116, Milwaukee 100 Philadelphia 101, Portland 99 Charlotte 113, Sacramento 103 Sunday’s Games Memphis 112, Detroit 84 Golden State 112, Washington 96 Indiana 82, Cleveland 78 Miami 102, Toronto 97 Oklahoma City 119, Boston 96 New York 92, Dallas 80 Denver 137, L.A. Lakers 115 Today’s Games Minnesota at Philadelphia, 4 p.m. Atlanta at Brooklyn, 4:30 p.m. Orlando at L.A. Clippers, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Toronto at Indiana, 4 p.m. Philadelphia at Cleveland, 4 p.m. Washington at Charlotte, 4 p.m. New Orleans at Miami, 4:30 p.m. Detroit at New York, 4:30 p.m. Phoenix at Chicago, 5 p.m. Golden State at Milwaukee, 5 p.m. San Antonio at Memphis, 5 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Dallas, 5:30 p.m. Boston at Denver, 6 p.m. Oklahoma City at Utah, 6 p.m. Portland at Sacramento, 7 p.m.
GB — 4 4 1/2 4 1/2 5 1/2 GB — 8 10 1/2 11 1/2 15 1/2 GB — 12 1/2 13 1/2 16 1/2 20 GB — 4 1/2 7 10 10 1/2 GB — 1 10 1/2 10 1/2 17 GB — — 1 8 11
Hockey NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic GP W Boston 42 28 Tampa Bay 42 25 Montreal 43 24 Detroit 43 19 Toronto 43 21 44 19 Ottawa Florida 42 16 Buffalo 42 12 Metropolitan GP W Pittsburgh 44 31 Philadelphia 42 21 Washington 42 20 Carolina 43 18 N.Y. Rangers 43 21
L 12 13 14 14 17 18 20 26 L 12 17 16 16 20
OT 2 4 5 10 5 7 6 4 OT 1 4 6 9 2
Pts 58 54 53 48 47 45 38 28 Pts 63 46 46 45 44
GF 124 119 112 114 119 126 101 74 GF 142 111 128 105 105
GA 89 100 102 121 127 141 134 118 GA 103 116 128 124 115
Transactions BASEBALL MLB — Suspended Minnesota Twins 2B Eddie Rosario for 50 games for a second positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of baseball’s minor league drug program. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Agreed to terms with OF Quintin Berry on a minor league contract. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Reassigned bullpen coach Pat Hentgen within the organization. Named Bob Stanley bullpen coach. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS — Waived G Maalik Wayns. PHILADELPHIA 76ERS — Assigned G Elliot Williams to Delaware (NBADL). FOOTBALL National Football League NFL — Fined Seattle RB Marshawn Lynch $50,000 for violating the league’s media policy. CAROLINA PANTHERS — Signed WR Toney Clemons and DT Casey Walker to reserve/future contracts. CHICAGO BEARS — Signed DT Christian Tupou to the practice squad. Signed G Derek Dennis to a reserve/future contract. DETROIT LIONS — Signed LB Brandon Hepburn and CB DeQuan Menzie to reserve/future contracts. HOUSTON TEXANS — Fired Wade Phillips interim coach/defensive coordinator. Signed LB D.J. Smith to a reserve/future contract. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Released DE Jake McDonough from the practice squad. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — Signed P Brad Wing to a reserve/future contract. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Named Jeff Tedford offensive coordinator. TENNESSEE TITANS — Fired coach Mike Munchak. Signed G Oscar Johnson to a reserve/future contract. HOCKEY National Hockey League ANAHEIM DUCKS — Agreed to terms with F Andrew Cogliano on a four-year contract extension. LOS ANGELES KINGS — Traded LW Dan Carillo to the N.Y. Rangers for a 2014 seventh-round draft pick. COLLEGE PROVIDENCE — Announced G Brandon Austin has left the men’s basketball team. TEXAS — Named Charlie Strong football coach. TOWSON — Suspended CB Jordan Love and TE James Oboh from the FCS championship game.
B4 •The World • Monday, January 6,2014
Sports 49ERS San Francisco tops Pack again From Page B1 “Very disappointing, personally,” Rodgers said. “It’s frustrating not to play your best game in tough conditions. Defense holds them to 23 points. We should win that game.” Kaepernick connected with a spinning Davis down the seam for a score with 10:39 left. The TD quickly answered John Kuhn’s 1-yard run that briefly gave the Packers a four-point lead. That touchdown was set up after Rodgers, in the clutches of a 49ers defender, somehow managed to escape a sack on fourth-and-2 and found Randall Cobb for a 26yard gain to the Niners 4. Eddie Lacy ran for 81 yards on 21 carries for the Packers, while Frank Gore had 66 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries for the 49ers. But it was Kaepernick who was the differencemaker once again in San Francisco’s fourth straight win over Green Bay. He finished 16 of 30 with the touchdown and an interception. For the second year in a row, the Packers’ season has started and ended with losses to the 49ers. The latest edition of what’s turned into a chippy and heated rivalry took place on the worn, frozen turf of Lambeau Field. An injury-filled season for the Packers came to an end. A depleted Packers
CHARGERS Bengals lose in playoffs again From Page B1 Coach Marvin Lewis fell to 0-5 in the playoffs during his 11 seasons as head coach, but is expected to stick around and get another chance to try again. A lot of it falls on Dalton, who has a trilogy of bad playoff games. He fumbled and threw two interceptions in the second half. Dalton finished 29 of 51 for 334 yards with a below-average passer rating of 67. The Chargers pressured him in the second half and took advantage of his mistakes. And they didn’t turn the ball over in a conservative offense that sometimes grated on Rivers but ultimately worked. “The way our defense was playing, as long as we didn’t have a disaster and we made plays when they were there, we were going to win this game,” Rivers said. Combined with the Saints’ victory over the Eagles on Saturday night, the two No. 6 playoff seeds won for the first time since 2010, when the Packers won the Super Bowl. And the Chargers are thinking: Why not us? “We’re loose, we’re confident, we’re peaking at the right time,” safety Eric Weddle said. “We are a team to be dealt with. We’re a confident bunch, especially in the second half, in the fourth quarter. We feel we’re ready for those situations. The pressure is not going to get to us.” This one was a reversal from the last time they met. The Bengals forced three turnovers for their win in San Diego. The Bengals got the rematch at home, where they had scored 49, 41, 41, 42 and 34 points in their last five regular season games. Their
defense — already playing without linebacker Clay Matthews — lost two more starters Sunday in cornerback Sam Shields and linebacker Mike Neal — but still managed to hold its own against the Niners. “I’m just very proud of this team as far as their ability to continue to overcome adversity,” coach Mike McCarthy said. “It hit us at every turn, it hit us again today and these guys just keep fighting and fighting.” In a memorable playoff debut last January, Kaepernick ran for a quarterback playoff-record 181 yards and a pair of touchdowns. In the season opener in September, the strongarmed quarterback threw for a career-best 412 yards and three scores. This time, he did his damage on the ground and through the air. Kaepernick tore through the Green Bay defense for a 42-yard run, getting a break at one point after House whiffed on a tackle, to set up Gore’s 10-yard touchdown run that helped give the 49ers a 13-10 halftime lead. “It was unbelievable, the way he was getting the edge. I mean, just clutch,” Harbaugh said. “Colin Kaepernick, I think we can all agree, is a clutch performer.” Notes: It was the seventhcoldest game at Lambeau Field since 1959, and the fourth-coldest postseason game at the stadium. ... Kuhn has scored a touchdown in each of the last five postseasons. ... After a big day in the season opener against Green Bay, Anquan Boldin was held to three catches for 38 yards.
10 points on Sunday were a season low. Dalton went 17 of 34 for 170 yards with two interceptions, a fumble and three sacks in the second half. In first-round playoff losses each of the past three seasons, Dalton has thrown one touchdown pass and six interceptions. “We kept Andy on his heels and got him off his spot,” Weddle said. “We hit him a bunch and forced big turnovers.” He wasn’t the only one with a big gaffe. Rookie running back Giovani Bernard fumbled at the San Diego 3yard line after a catch in the first half. Rivers completed a teamrecord and NFL-best 69.5 percent of his passes this season for 4,478 yards. He was only 5 of 6 in the first half for 48 yards with San Diego frequently backed inside its 20-yard line to start drives. He completed all of his six passes during a 10-play, 80yard touchdown drive in the third quarter that put the Chargers ahead to stay, with his 4-yard pass to Ladarius Green giving San Diego a 1410 lead. Dalton then made the mistakes that turned the game, allowing the Chargers to pull ahead. Ronnie Brown finished it off with a 58yard touchdown run, the longest TD run against the Bengals in their playoff history. Notes: It was San Diego’s first playoff win since a 23-17 overtime victory over the Colts in 2008 and its first road playoff win in an openair stadium since a 17-13 victory in Pittsburgh for the 1994 AFC title. ... The Chargers ran for a seasonhigh 196 yards. They’ve rushed for at least 144 yards in each of their past five games. ... Marvin Jones caught eight passes for 130 yards, a Bengals playoff record. A.J. Green was limited to three catches for 34 yards.
The NFL has fined Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch $50,000 for violating the league’s media policy. Lynch stepped in front of a camera Friday and spoke for less than 90 seconds. It was his first time taking questions from the media all season, having politely declined every previous time. Lynch’s longest answer
Saints earn shot at Seahawks PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After erasing nearly a half-century of road playoff frustration, a trip to Seattle shouldn’t be intimidating for Drew Brees, Shayne Graham and the New Orleans Saints. Graham’s 32-yard field goal, the fourth of the game for the recent addition to the team, won the wild-card game on the final play, 26-24 over the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday night. Brees, who threw for a touchdown and guided the 34-yard drive to the winning kick, didn’t need to be a big star because the Saints’ running game and defense — along with Graham’s leg — provided the heroics. “It’s just, man, believing in each other, ignoring what everyone else has to say,” Brees said. New Orleans had been 0-5 in postseason games outside of the Big Easy since entering the league in 1967. The Saints (12-5) will play at NFC top-seed Seattle next Saturday; they lost there 34-7 in the regular season. “It’s loud, it’s crazy, they’ve got a good thing going there,” Brees said of the next challenge. “Obviously, they’ve only lost one game there in the last two years. But having been there less than a month ago, I think that serves us well, what to expect, how to prepare for it. “But we’re going to need our best game, that’s for sure.” This was not their best offensive
game, by far. But Graham, now with his 10th team after being signed by the Saints just over two weeks ago to replace long-time kicker Garrett Hartley, also connected from 36, 46 and 35 yards. “I didn’t feel an ounce of fear,” the 13-year veteran said. “If I had been here for 14 years or for one game, my job is the same. I feel like I’ve been adopted into a family.” Brees threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Lance Moore, Mark Ingram rushed for 97 yards and another score, and the Saints’ defense slowed Chip Kelly’s up-tempo offense just enough. The Eagles wound up 10-7 in Kelly’s first year as coach. He guided them from worst to first in the NFC East, but they were only 4-5 at home. “I didn’t think winning the division was a surprise to us and we’re disappointed we didn’t move forward,” Kelly said. Nick Foles hit rookie Zach Ertz for a 3-yard touchdown with 4:54 remaining as Philadelphia rallied from a 13-point deficit to take a one-point lead. But Darren Sproles had a 39-yard kickoff return and a horse-collar tackle brought New Orleans to the Philadelphia 48. Using mostly runs, the Saints ate up the clock and set up Graham’s winner. “We know what we’re all about,” Brees said. “This was a great testament
to that. Coming on the road, hostile environment, great team, one of the hottest teams in football and getting one of those big victories.” Two teams with prolific offenses couldn’t get on track for much of the game. Graham’s 46-yarder as the first half ended made it 7-6 as everyone wondered where all the offensive fireworks went. The teams combined for an average of 816.7 yards and 53.5 points per game during the regular season. When Riley Cooper, who earlier scored Philadelphia’s first touchdown, had a huge drop in the third quarter, the Saints immediately made Philly pay. A 66-yard drive highlighted by Benjamin Watson’s 27-yard reception led to Ingram’s TD from the 4 for a 20-7 lead. That’s when the Eagles finally made a dynamic play with the ball, DeSean Jackson’s leaping 40-yard catch over Corey White. NFL rushing leader LeSean McCoy scored from the 1 on fourth down to make things close. Jackson helped make it closer with a 29-yard punt return that set up Alex Henery’s 31-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter, cutting the Saints’ lead to 20-17. Another 40-yard completion, from Brees to seldom-used Robert Meachem, led to Graham’s 35-yard field goal, setting up the frantic finish.
Colts win with improbable rally
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When coach Chuck Pagano home after arrived Saturday’s playoff victory, he tried to settle down. Instead, he settled in for the reality that the Colts aren’t finished yet. “You’re able to go home and sit on the couch, turn the TV on and find out that it did happen. It is real. It wasn’t surreal,” Pagano said Sunday, less than 24 hours after his team pulled off the secondgreatest comeback in playoff history. “Those guys, our players, they lay it on the line week in and week out. They truly left nothing, nothing, out there.” The shocking turnaround, from a 38-10 second-half deficit to 45-44 victory over the Chiefs, left Indianapolis spent both physically and mentally, linebacker Jerrell Freeman said. Indianapolis (12-5) will next play at New England next weekend in the divisional round. Those are the results of this monumental victory. But a rare non-game day Sunday also gave the Colts a brief chance to reflect on what had been accomplished. ■ They won their first postseason game without Peyton Manning since January 1996. ■ They won their first postseason game without Manning or Jim Harbaugh behind center since John Unitas was the starter in 1971. ■ They became the first was 24 words when asked NFL team in playoff history about the Seahawks’ focus to win despite giving up 40 this week not knowing who their opponent will be. The fine was because Lynch had not spoken to the NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) media throughout the sea— Ruston Webster is in son. The Seahawks will host charge of his first coaching the New Orleans Saints in search in the NFL and only the divisional playoffs the Titans’ second since moving to Tennessee, and the Saturday. Lynch finished the regular general manager says his goal season with 1,257 yards rush- is finding the man who is the right fit for the franchise. ing and 12 touchdowns.
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Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass against Kansas City during the second half Saturday. points and losing four turnovers. ■ And they did it all with Andrew Luck leading the way on a less than stellar day. How? By following Pagano’s long-standing mantra of playing hard until the final whistle and never losing faith in their aptlynamed quarterback. “Hey, he does it all. As long as we continue to get the ball to him, we know some kind of way he’s going to put
points on the board, that offense is going to get rolling,” Freeman said, referring to Luck. “(Offensive coordinator) Pep (Hamilton) has a lot of different schemes. I’m sure y’all see it, they can do it in the passing game and the run game. It’s great to have a quarterback like that.” It’s not just Luck, though. These Colts thrive on debunking conventional wisdom.
When they started the rebuilding process after the 2011 season with a first-time general manager, a first-time head coach, a rookie quarterback and no Manning, they were considered one of the worst teams in football. They wound up winning 11 games and making the playoffs even with Pagano missing 12 games to battle leukemia. This summer, when some said Indy would regress in terms of wins against a tougher schedule, the Colts still wound up winning 11 and captured their first AFC South title without Manning. And on Saturday, after 1 trailing by 28 with 28 ⁄2 minutes remaining and everybody else giving up on them, the Colts still believed. NFL sacks champ Robert Mathis walked to the bench and slammed his helmet, then stewed stoically on the bench waiting for his next chance as Luck took the field one more time. Saturday marked the 11th time he led the Colts to a winning score in the fourth quarter or overtime over the past two seasons — more than any other quarterback in the NFL. And after Saturday, even the outsiders are beginning to wonder if there’s anything Luck can’t do. Pagano and his players already know the answer. “I don’t know what level it is, but he sure went to another one (Saturday),” Pagano said. “He’s a guy that is able to put things behind him in a hurry.
Tennessee begins search for new head coach He’s also not limiting what he wants in the Titans’ next coach. “The biggest thing to me that you can’t do is rule out guys,” Webster said. “‘I want an offensive guy or a defensive guy, previous head coaching experience.’ . It causes you to
miss out on possibly some good candidates.” Webster wants to start interviewing candidates as soon as possible to replace Mike Munchak, who was fired Saturday after three years as head coach and 31 seasons with the franchise overall.
Webster said some of the candidates he wants to interview still are coaching in the playoffs. With the Titans firing Munchak six days after the regular season ended, they missed the window to interview candidates whose teams had a bye this week.
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Oklahoma City ends home woes THE ASSOCIATED PRESS OKLAHOMA CITY — Reggie Jackson scored a career-high 27 points, Kevin Durant added 21 points, seven rebounds and eight assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder halted their home-court swoon with a 119-96 win over the Boston Celtics on Sunday night. Serge Ibaka added 17 points and 11 rebounds for Oklahoma City, which had lost three of its previous four home games after starting the season 13-0 at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Thunder (27-7) have the best record in the Western Conference. Oklahoma City is 4-2 since All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook had arthroscopic knee surgery on Dec. 27. Jeff Green and Avery Bradley scored 19 points apiece for Boston, which has lost four straight games and seven of its last eight. A day after the Thunder narrowly avoided a three-game losing streak — rallying from a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit to win at Minnesota behind Durant’s season-high 48-point effort — they seized control early against the Celtics, going on a 10-0 run in the first quarter and never trailed again. Oklahoma City matched its season high for points in a half and led 66-56 at the break. The Thunder scored the first six points of the second half and the Celtics came no closer than 11 the rest of the way. Durant didn’t record his first field goal until 51⁄2 minutes into the second quarter, but still had 17 points by halftime thanks to 9-for-10 free throw
shooting. He sat out the entire fourth quarter with the game in hand. Pacers 82, Cavaliers 78: Paul George scored 16 points, Roy Hibbert made a putback and two free throws in the final 1:09 and the Indiana Pacers held off Cleveland’s late rally for a win over the short-handed Cavaliers. The Pacers led by 16 in the fourth before Dion Waiters brought Cleveland back by scoring 12 points in a 16-1 run that got the Cavs within 75-74 with 3:35 left. Hibbert’s free throw with 7.9 seconds left put the Pacers up 81-78, and Indiana got the ball back when Cleveland’s Earl Clark stepped out on an inbounds pass 1 second later. David West made one free throw with 5.4 seconds left, and the Pacers escaped with their seventh win in eight games. At 27-6, Indiana has the NBA’s best record. Waiters scored 21 for the Cavaliers, who played without All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving. Nuggets 137, Lakers 115: Ty Lawson had 20 points and 12 assists, Timofey Mozgov added 20 points and seven rebounds, and the Denver Nuggets beat the slumping Los Angeles Lakers. Nate Robinson scored 21 points, while Wilson Chandler and Kenneth Faried added 17 apiece as the Nuggets dropped 77 points on the Lakers in the second half. Pau Gasol had 25 points, 10 rebounds and five assists amid another round of trade rumors with the injury-battered Lakers, who have lost seven of eight. Heat 102, Raptors 97: LeBron James scored 30 points, Michael Beasley came off the bench to add 17 and the Miami Heat held on down the stretch. Dwyane Wade scored 14 points and Chris Bosh grabbed 11 rebounds for the
Heat, who successfully overcame a deficit entering the fourth quarter for the seventh time in 13 tries. Miami was down by five entering the fourth, then opened the final period with a 7-0 run and never trailed again. DeMar DeRozan scored 26 points on 11-for-19 shooting for Toronto, which was bidding for its first six-game winning streak since April 2007. W a r r i o r s 1 1 2 , W i z a r d s 9 6 : Klay Thompson scored 26 points, Stephen Curry and Andrew Bogut connected on a trick play worthy of the NBA’s slam dunk contest, and the Golden State Warriors have their longest in-season winning streak since 1975 after Sunday night’s win over the Washington Wizards. The Warriors won their ninth in a row by turning the third quarter into a laugher, opening the period with a 30-5 run. Curry and Thompson topped John Wall and Bradley Beal in the battle of the two highest-scoring backcourts in the NBA. Curry scored 14 points on 5-for-17 shooting, but the league’s most turnover-prone player had 10 assists and only two giveaways. Thompson was 9-for-14 from the field, including 6for-9 from 3-point range. Grizzlies 112, Pistons 84: Jon Leuer matched a career-high with 23 points, Zach Randolph had 16 points and 16 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies dominated the second half. Greg Monroe led Detroit with 19 points, while Andre Drummond added 15 points and 14 rebounds. Knicks 92, Mavericks 80: Carmelo Anthony scored 15 of his 19 points in the first quarter to jump-start New York. Dirk Nowitzki had 18 points and nine rebounds for the Mavericks, who lost their fourth consecutive home game.
Arkansas State gets dramatic bowl win MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Arkansas State’s Allen Muse sprinted to the back corner of the end zone and then turned to look for the pass. There was Fredi Knighten’s throw, hanging in the air for what seemed like forever. “I had a vision it was going to happen like this,” Muse said. “But the ball was just coming so slow.” The game-winning, 13yard touchdown pass eventually arrived, right into Muse’s hands with 32 seconds remaining to lift Arkansas State past Ball State for a 23-20 victory in the GoDaddy Bowl on Sunday night. Ball State had a chance to tie it, but Scott Secor’s 38yard field goal attempt was blocked by fifth-year senior Ryan Carrethers as time expired. “It was crazy,” Carrethers said. “I’ve never experienced anything like that. To put everything on the line and then come through like that — it was an amazing feeling. I couldn’t have written it any better.” Arkansas State (8-5) won the GoDaddy Bowl for a second straight season, despite losing starting quarterback Adam Kennedy to a knee injury in the second quarter. It was the Red Wolves’ third straight trip to Mobile. rescued Knighten Arkansas State’s offense, finishing with 115 yards passing and 97 yards rushing. Muse, who considered quitting football following his father’s suicide three years ago, wound up with the biggest catch of the night just five plays after Ball State scored what appeared to be the deci-
State’s Andrew Tryon for a late hit — lined up for the 38yard field goal with 2 seconds left. But it never got past the line of scrimmage, smacking off Carrethers hands and setting off an Arkansas State celebration that quickly spilled onto the field.
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Arkansas State defensive back Rocky Hayes stands over Ball State quarterback Keith Wenning following a sack in the first quarter Sunday. sive touchdown. “I’m extremely blessed,” Muse said. “It’s really hard to put into words what this means.” Ball State (10-3) went ahead 20-16 with 1:33 remaining on a 1-yard touchdown run by Jahwan Edwards, but couldn’t hold the lead. Edwards finished with a game-high 146 yards rushing, but had to watch as Arkansas State rallied for the win. “It’s not over until the time’s over,” Edwards said. “It’s hard to swallow.” Keith Wenning capped his Ball State career with 215 yards passing, one touchdown and one interception. He’s the first Ball State quarterback to throw for 4,000 yards in a season. For a second straight season, Arkansas State shrugged off a coaching change to win the GoDaddy Bowl. Arkansas State lost coach Bryan Harsin to Boise State in
December. He’s the latest in a string of three ASU coaches, including Hugh Freeze (Mississippi) and Gus Malzahn (Auburn), who have left the program for a more high-profile job. John Thompson was the team’s interim coach for a second straight season, and the veteran defensive coordinator led a staff that managed to cobble together a workable offense without Kennedy. But the Red Wolves couldn’t turn productive drives into touchdowns, settling for short field goals from 18 and 29 yards during the third quarter to push ahead 16-10. It nearly came back to haunt them. But Knighten’s clutch throw to Muse proved to be the difference. Ball State still had a chance to tie. The Cardinals drove downfield — and with the help of a 15-yard personal foul penalty on Arkansas
Vanderbilt 41, Houston 24: Patton Robinette threw two 50-yard touchdown passes to Jordan Matthews, and Vanderbilt recovered after blowing a 24-point lead to beat Houston on Saturday in the BBVA Compass Bowl. Robinette, starting after senior Austyn CartaSamuels had season-ending surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee, also had an 8yard scoring run as Vanderbilt built a 24-0 lead in the first half.After Houston pulled even by scoring 24 points in the third quarter, Vanderbilt reclaimed the lead on Brian Kimbrow’s 21-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
FCS Championship North Dakota St. 35, Towson 7: Brock Jensen and North Dakota State got their perfect ending, capping a 150 season with a ictory over Towson on Saturday as the Bison claimed their straight FCS championship in coach Craig Bohl’s final game at the school. Jensen threw a touchdown pass and was one of four North Dakota State players who ran for scores. joined The Bison Appalachian State as the only FCS teams to win three consecutive championships.
PORTLAND (AP) — Last month when the 76ers hosted the Trail Blazers, they were embarrassed by a barrage of 3-pointers. Since then Philadelphia has made some defensive adjustments. It showed on Saturday night when the Sixers paid back the Blazers in Portland by beating them 101-99. It was Philadelphia’s fourth straight win to conclude a six-game road trip. “I give the guys so much credit for fixing the things that were so poor when we played them the last time,” coach Brett Brown said. Thaddeus Young matched his season high with 30 points and the 76ers (12-21) displayed vastly improved defense in holding off a furious late rally by the Blazers (26-7). Evan Turner added 23 points and rookie star Michael Carter-Williams had 16, but fell hard on the court at the final buzzer when he was trying to keep Damian Lillard from scoring the game-tying basket. Carter-Williams appeared to hit his head and stayed down for several moments while his teammates held off their celebration. When he finally rose, he held his hand to his head. “He got hit in the head by Thaddeus,” Brown said, adding that Carter-Williams was undergoing concussion tests and his condition was not immediately available. Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge had 29 points and 14 rebounds for his 20th double-double this season. Robin Lopez added 14 points and 15 rebounds in just the Blazers’ fourth loss at home this season. Portland led 76-69 going into the fourth quarter, but Young’s layup tied it at 84 and Spencer Hawes added another to give the 76ers the
lead. Tony Wroten hit a pair of baskets to make it 90-84 for Philadelphia, but Wesley Matthews, Lillard and Lopez all made free throws to tie the game at 90 with 2:32 left. Philadelphia held off the Blazers and Young’s tip-in gave the Sixers a 96-94 lead. Spencer Hawes made a pair of free throws to give the 76ers a 99-95 lead with 19.3 seconds left. But after Aldridge hit a layup and Turner made free throws, Lillard’s layup closed Portland to 101-99 with 7.9 seconds left. A steal by Robin Lopez gave Portland back the ball but Lillard missed a layup at the buzzer that would have sent the game to overtime. “I had a good look,” Lillard said. “Off-balance or not, I’ve got to make that.” On Dec. 14 when the Blazers visited Philadelphia they drained a franchise-best 21 3-pointers en route to a 139-105 victory. CarterWilliams did not play in that game because of a skin infection on his right knee. Portland matched the franchise record on Thursday, when they had 21 3-pointers in a 134-104 rout over the Charlotte Bobcats. It was the first time a team has had at least 20 3-pointers in two games in a single season. The NBA record for 3-pointers in a single game is 23. It appeared that this game could be similar 3-point clinic. The Blazers ranked atop the league with 349 3s this season and a 40.5 3-point percentage. But Portland made just three of 22 3-point attempts. “When I heard they hit like 21 the other night, you think of the law of averages. Sometimes the basketball god says ‘Tonight’s not your night from the 3-point line,” said Turner.
Thomas leaves Ducks to enter NFL draft Running back leaves school ■
EUGENE (AP) — Versatile Oregon running back De’Anthony Thomas has decided to skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft. Thomas announced the decision Sunday via GoDucks.com, the school’s athletic website. “I am officially withdrawing from the University of Oregon to pursue a professional career in the NFL,” he said in a prepared statement released by the school. “I want to express my deepest appreciation and thanks to the university and all of my teammates, coaches and fans. I look forward to staying connected to the university and visiting the sidelines as often as possible.” Known for his speed, Thomas finishes his college career with 5,345 career allpurpose yards, trailing only LaMichael James and Kenjon Barner on Oregon’s career list. Thomas holds Duck records for kickoff return yards with 1,885 and a 17.1yard punt return average. The 5-foot-9, 170-pound Los Angeles native ran for two touchdowns in the 2012 Rose Bowl victory over Wisconsin. The next season in the Fiesta Bowl win over Kansas State, he ran the opening kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown. Thomas established a reputation as a dual threat last season, running for 701 yards and 11 touchdowns and catching 45 passes for 445 yards and five more scores. He also scored on a kickoff return and a punt return. He was the first Oregon player in 47 years with a touchdown four different ways. This season he led the Ducks with 338 yards rushing and six touchdowns through the first three games this past season, but he injured his right ankle when he slipped on the opening kickoff of Oregon’s victory over California on Sept. 28. He missed the next three games. Thomas finished the season with 594 yards rushing
for eight touchdowns, and he had 22 catches for 249 yards and another score. He averaged 135.3 all-purpose yards a game. “I will certainly hate to see De’Anthony leave, but I understand and agree with his decision to enter the 2014 NFL draft,” running backs coach Gary Campbell told GoDucks.com. “He’s had an exciting career at Oregon, and now it’s time to move on to the next level. I wish him mega success in his new endeavors.” Thomas also ran track for the Ducks and anchored the 4x100-meter relay that went to the 2012 NCAA Championships. The team ran the event in 39.89 seconds, sixth-fastest in Oregon history. Thomas is the second Duck to leave school early for this year’s NFL draft. Cornerback Terrance Mitchell announced his plans to forgo his final season of eligibility at Oregon on Thursday. Mitchell led the Ducks with five interceptions and 12 passes defended this season, in giving him seven interceptions and 32 passes defended for his career. Earlier this season, sophomore quarterback Marcus Mariota and junior center Grasu both Hroniss announced their intention to remain with the Ducks next season. The No. 10 Ducks finished the season 11-2 and capped it off with a 30-7 victory over Texas in the Alamo Bowl.
Clemson players go pro COLUMBIA, S.C. — Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins is off to the NFL. A person familiar with the wideout’s decision said the record-setting Watkins would give up his final year with the Tigers to enter the NFL draft. The person requested anonymity since the school had not officially announced Watkins’ intentions. The source also said two other T igers in receiver Martavis Bryant and cornerback Bashaud Breeland were also giving up the rest of their college eligibility for the NFL.
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The World Newspaper is seeking a motivated individual to join our advertising graphic design team. The selected individual will have experience in Adobe InDesign and/or Quark Xpress, Photoshop and Illustrator. Prior design experience preferred. Display excellent written and verbal communication skills, organization, attention to detail, effective teamwork skills, and professional conduct. The ability to work on multiple tasks under tight daily deadlines is a must. Flash and HTML design experience is a plus. The benefits of this opportunity include working on a daily newspaper with a talented team of graphic artists who get along great and take pride in their hard work. This is a 37.5 hours per week position. As part of Lee Enterprises, The World offers a full benefits package, along with a professional and comfortable work environment focused on growth opportunities for employees. We are an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace. All applicants considered for employment must pass a post-offer drug screen and background check prior to commencing employment. For more information and to apply please go to
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We are a drug-free, equal opportunity employer.
Good 6 lines -5 days $45.00
Better 6 lines - 10 days i $55.00
Best (includes boxing) 6 lines - 20 days $69.95 All ads will appear in The World, Bandon Western World, Umpqua Post, The World link, theworldlink.com and Smart Mobile.
Serving Oregon’s South Coast Since 1878 HOME DELIVERY SERVICE: For Customer Service call 541-269-1222 Ext. 247 Office hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. If your World newspaper fails to arrive by 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday or 8 a.m. on Saturday, please call your carrier. If you are unable to reach your carrier, telephone The World at 541-269-9999. RURAL SUBSCRIBERS: Due to The World’ s expansive daily delivery area, rural or remote motor route customers may receive regular delivery later than the times above. Missed deliveries may be replaced the following delivery day. To report missed deliveries, please call 541-269-9999.
an advertising proof is requested in writing and clearly marked for corrections. If the error is not corrected by the Publisher, its liability, if any, shall not exceed the space occupied by the error. Further, the Publisher will reschedule and run the omitted advertisement at advertiser’s cost. All claims for adjustment must be made within seven (7) days of date of publication. In no case shall the Publisher be liable for any general, special or consequential damages.
ADVERTISING POLICY The Publisher, Southwestern Oregon Publishing Co., shall not be liable for any error in published advertising unless 8-27-12
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