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Giving spirit continues beyond holidays BY TIM NOVOTNY The World

COOS BAY — The stories are heartwarming, and yet sobering at the same time. One child gets new shoes to replace the ones held together by duct tape. Another child, shivering through a school day with a parent’s coat scraping the wet pavement, gets a brand new winter coat. These are just a couple of the success stories created by the United Way of Southwestern

Oregon’s Kids’ Coats and Shoes program. Hundreds of children have benefited from one of the first programs to show up on the local United Way calendar at the start of a new year. Now entering its fifth year, they have been able to turn community contributions into instant help for more than 700 kids in Coos and Curry counties. Bill Harsh, executive director of the United Way of Southwestern Oregon, knows this is a tough time of year to be fundraising, but said

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even a small amount can make a big difference. “It costs about $11 per student,” he said, “so, if someone were to donate say $45, they would actually be helping four children in our area.” The program covers one child in each kindergarten through fourthgrade public school classroom in Coos and Curry counties. In Coos Bay and North Bend, teachers hand out a voucher to a chosen student in need. That student’s family can then exchange the certificate for a

new coat or new shoes at Walmart. In all other areas, the teachers select a student and the United Way picks a day at the end of January, or early February, to deliver a pair of new shoes to the student in need. “We created this program just to make it so a kid who is wet, or a kid who is cold, can get help right away,” Harsh said. “We do it after Christmas because some of those children may get shoes or a coat as a gift and we want to make sure we are helping someone who is

absolutely without any other recourse.” The agency is hoping to raise about $4,000, which would help an estimated 350 school children this year. If you would like to donate, Harsh says you can send a check to the United Way of Southwestern Oregon at P.O. Box 1288, in Coos Bay. You can also give him a call at 541-267-5202 to get more information. They are hoping to have all donations reach them by midJanuary.

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NORTH BEND — North Bend School District is shelling out more money on an alternative education program than it had originally planned. The district’s PEAK program (Positive Educational Alternatives for K ids) launched this fall with 35 students, most of whom are in high school. “Some of the kids out there have fallen behind in credits,” said acting superintendent Bill Yester. “PEAK has smaller class sizes and the students stay in one room; they don’t move.” The program is held in the basement of the South Coast Education Service District building, but is staffed with North Bend teachers. The district pays rent to the South Coast ESD. Out of the $438,000 program, 84 percent comes from salaries. The most expensive position is the program’s principal, Ralph Brooks, who is paid $140,000 annually. “But he has other duties,” Yester said. “He’s a half-time administrator and the rest of the time he’s the truancy, safety and security officer for the district. “I don’t think half of his salary should be counted into that because he has other duties.” The district is spending approximately $128,000 more on the program than it had budgeted. The district had $310,000 available for the program, about half of which comes from ESD resolution dollars. “A lot of it is salaries,” he said. “They added a half-time special education position, two certified teachers, educational assistants, a two-hour secretary and administrator’s pay. The salaries are what’s driving expenses.” At the school board’s Dec. 16 meeting, members asked whether cuts to the program need to be made now or at the end of the school year. SEE NB SCHOOLS | A8

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Oregon State Police Explosives Unit Detective Blain Allen, kneeling, examines a bombing scene the morning of Aug. 23 at the Mingus Park Vietnam War Memorial.

OSP among national leaders in incidents BY THOMAS MORIARTY The World

While recent explosivesrelated crimes on the South Coast have given many cause for alarm, Oregon State Police say those incidents fall in line with numbers that put the state near the top of the heap for bomb cases. According to Detective Blain Allen of the OSP Explosives Unit, the agency led the country last year in reportsto the BATF’s Bomb and Arson Tracking System, or

BATS — a database that allows law enforcement agencies and fire departments to track explosivesrelated criminal incidents. Allen, whose Central Point team is responsible for the southwestern third of the state, said explosives incidents are more common than many think. “Between January and Oct. 12 of this year, we rendered safe 22 live explosive devices,” he said. Five of those incidents were in Coos, Curry and western

Douglas counties. Jay Yarbrough, 39, was sentenced to five years’ probation for possession of destructive devices Nov. 12 after police found several improvised explosive devices inside his Coos Bay home in June while on a domestic violence call. Yarbrough will spend five years in prison for the unlawful use of a weapon during the domestic violence incident. On Aug. 22, someone detonated an improvised explosive device at the Mingus Park

Vietnam War Memorial. The blast was loud enough to startle police dispatchers inside Coos Bay City Hall, five blocks away. Allen and his team spent hours examining device fragments and sifting through nearby Dumpsters for evidence. Two weeks later, someone placed another IED inside The Prayer Chapel on Commercial Avenue. Although the device didn’t detonate, it did start a SEE OSP | A8

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WASHINGTON — Whether you love it or hate it or are just plain confused by it, you’ve got to give the health care law this much: There’s plenty of drama. The nail-biting goes on. As the clock ticks toward the Jan. 1 start of insurance coverage under President Barack Obama’s big, bold and bedraggled creation, there are inklings it might get a second wind.

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But that could turn out to be just hot air. Time will tell, soon, as policies take effect in new health insurance markets that have been enrolling customers — or trying — for nearly three months. A look at the law’s broad strokes, its brush with disaster and the roots of a possible rebound:

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more stratospheric premiums for the previously or currently ill, either. No more cutting off insurance payments because someone has used up a year’s worth of benefits. For all the headaches signing up, questionnaires are also notable for questions they do not ask: Have you been treated for cancer? What is your medical history? It won’t matter anymore. Few in the polarized debate over the health care overhaul defend the history of an insurance system that

can drive people into poverty when they get sick or steer them away from treatment they need. The critics quarrel with the means more than these particular ends. And families like the fact that adult children can stay on their parents’ plans until they are 26, an early consequence of the law and one of its few visible effects until now.

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short of new federal standards. Far fewer gained insurance in the new markets in that time. This happened despite Obama’s repeated and now discredited pledge that people happy with their insurance could simply keep it. He partnered that assurance with a promise that people happy with their doctors could keep them, too. Not so, in many cases. Another rude awakening.

More than 4 million people lost coverage because their policies fell

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DEAR SANTA CLAUS … Letters to Santa Claus from fourth-graders at Hillcrest Elementary School. Dear Santa Claus, My name is Sarah. My friends desribe me as their best friend ever. I am really nice, but sometimes I have a grumpy side. This year, I have tried my best to be good, but I’ll admeit, I have been pretty noughty. I am sorry about my behavior. Sometimes I am really nice. For Christmas, I would like Disney Infinity with a few extra fiqures, a pet guinea pig, a Zoomer, Despicable Me talking action fiqures, a flipeez kitty hat, a Xbox One, a Ipod with all my favorite songs on it. But mainly, I would like a girl pet quinea pig with all the things that I would need to take care of her. I now live in Coos Bay, Oregon. I live with my brother and my mom. By the time you read this letter, I will be living in a new house. I wonder if Santa Paws and all of the reindeer that I have heard about are real? Thank you and Merry Christmas, Love, Sarah P. ■

Dear Santa, Hi, I’m Victoria, and my friends call me Tori. The best thing about me is I am nice to all around me. Did you know I’m in 4th grade now? Santa, I am doing good and doing really well at school. It is fun, and I wish I could meet you. Santa, the only thing I want is an American girl doll. the one I want IS, Kit, and it comes with another one named Ruthie. The reason I want one of them is because my friend has one and now I want one. How many elves do you have, Santa? Do you have reindeer too? How many do you have in all? Your friend, Tori ■

Dear Santa, How have you been over the last year? Hi my name is Emma F. I’m in fourth grade. I live in North Bend, Oregon. My favorite subjects in school are math and art. My favorite subject in out of school are going to Bailey’s house. As you know, my parents are divorced, so it has been hard. My dad met someone new, I like her, too. I think I have been good. I also met my dad’s friend’s daughter, her name is Nichole, you may have heard of her. I would like a Nerf gun because I am not a girly girl. I would also like a stuffed animal bunny, like the one I had a couple of years ago. I was wondering how many reindeer you have. Also, do you know how many presents you make in a year? Sincerely, Emma F. ■

Dear Santa, Hi, my name is Deacon, I have brown hair, brown eyes I normally a wear t-shirt and jeans, and a smile on my face. ;-) I have slightly long hair for a boy. I know you’re coming this year, but I don’t really want anything. I think you came early, I just got a new iPhone... So I’m doing pretty good. all I really want is to give to the poor, no presents, no candy, all I want is to give to the poor. Of course maybe a stocking or somethig. Maybe a book or a new video game? If you could I would really appreciate a new Xbox One with Forza Motorsport 5, PLEEEEEEEASE?!! I also have some questions for you, like where exactly do you live in the North Pole? Also, I want to know how you get all the presents? Before Christmas, let me know what your reindeer like to eat. If you do, I might leave them a present or two. ;-) Your friend, Deacon ■

Dear Santa, Hi Santa, my name is Tyan. Have you ever thought of making yourself a Christmas present, like a rocket bike or flying horses? Why can’t you just take a break and not get us Christmas presents sometime so you can just slow down? This year, it’s been kind of osum. When I had my 9 birthday it was so fun . I got skylander stuff I got Terrifen, Treerex, Ninjeny, Cinder, Thumpback, Jetvac, Chopchop, Shroomboom, Chigger happy and Popfiz. I got to have maken cheese and fish sticks. I got a skylander portal cake it was chocolate flavor. Love, Tyan W. ■

Dear Santa, I have 4 sisters one brother no dad one mom 4 neices 2 cousins. I do not like video games I like going outside and riding my bike. I have been Really nice, but I don’t want a whole bunch of presents. I just want one, that’s All. Oh, is it super cold in the Arctic? Do you have problems with Poler bears? How many cookies can you eat in a night?! Kyle ■

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Dear Santa, Hello Santa my name is Bailey. I’m very fun, loveing girl I live in Oregon North Bend. My teacher, Mrs. Melton has a lot of Pez. She even has one whith you on the top! Oh, Oh, Oh, and It frosted yesterday overnight! It was so fun. I’ve been a very, very good girl this year. I have been listening well. Doing the dishes, recicle, and taking out the trash. Also, being very nice to my little sisters (always). I am so glad Christmas has come. Santa.......could you please get me a........ remote control robot, Eve, from the movie Wall-E. She is as only as big as this paper because ever since I saw her at the store I have been wanting her. I always have questions for people here they are what is your favorite cookie how many presents do you give each child how is Mrs. Claus I hope you have a Merry Christmas! Love, your friend, Baily S. ■

Dear Santa, I am 9 years old and I have brown hair and brown eyes. I love animals especially dogs and monkies. I love playing with my stuffed animals and jumping on my trampoline. I have been a good girl this year but may have lied or gotten in trouble once or twice but I am usily a very good girl. I know Im not on the naughty list or at least I hope I’m not but I know you are very forgiving and you know that people make mistakes and that doesn’t make them a bad person and Improbly not. I would like a sock monkey and sock dog for Christmas but I know that’s asking for a lot but I would really appreciate it if you got them both for me in the bigger size. Now I have a few questions for you: What do you want for Christmas? Is Rudolf really real? I would really like to know, but if those questions are personal I can understand. Your friend, Emma C. ■

Dear Santa, My name is Trevor. I have blue eyes and brown hair. And I like football, basketball and baseball. But my favorite sport is basketball. And I like the Oregon ducks and the Vikings. What I want for Christmas is madden thirteen. I want it because it has Rustle Wilson and Mata Ball. I also want madden ten because it has Barry Sanders. The last thing I want is Lego Football Guys. One thing I want to know is can you predict the future. I also want to know if you look through a crystal ball. One more thing is what do you eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I would also like to know how do your elves make toys. Thank you for madden twelve from last year. I also liked the Lego star wars set. I also loved the candy it was the best. I also liked the action figure. Please write back, Trevor H. ■

Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is Grand Theft Auto one and two for playstasion. I hear it is a violent video game where you can rob stores kill people and steal helicopters, military jets, and cars. Also you can have a hulk, iron man, super man, Mario, and ghost rider mods. I also want all Ex poke’mon cards. That’s all the things I want for Christmas. The Exs’ that I know of is Pecachu Ex, Riachu Ex, Espeon Ex, Mew Ex, and Mewtew Ex. P.S. I had been pretty good this year. I really like to play video games. I also love to pray to God but I can’t remember though. Anthony D. ■

Dear Santa, My name is Isabella. I am in fourth grade I go to Hillcrest Elementary School. I live in North Bend, Oregon. I have been good but, some days my brother sometimes annoys me. I listen to my mom and dad. These are a few things I like to do: play sports, cook, play with friends, clean, dance and sing. For Christmas, I want an IPod touch because I have a big table but it’s too big to fit in my pocket. My mom tells me to leave it home but an IPod touch can fit in my pocket. Another thing I want is an American girl doll. I want an American girl doll because I want a doll that will like me and me and my doll can wear the same thing because you can dress up just like your doll. I was wondering if you ever wished for anything. How many elves do you have? How can you tell if kids are naughty or nice? Isabella A. ■

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Dear Santa, My name is Amy. I’m in 4th grade. My hair and eye color is the same: brown. I go to Hillcrest Elementary in North Bend, Oregon. I bet you’re wondering how I have been. I’ve been prettty good. I’ve been helping my family with dinner and cleaning my room. For grades, I have four good grades. What I want is a Play Dough Ice Cream maker, an American Girl Doll, new rain/snow boots, a Oregon duck plush and a bean bag chair. My birthday is 8 days after Christmas by the way. :) Amy G. ■

Dear Santa, Did you get married? You were, in shows. Tell an elf, I am cool. I like to play outside. Also, I would like a pokemon toy for Christmas. Love, Will W. ■

Dear Santa, My name is Jared, and I am 9 years old. I have blue eyes and blondish hair. The person I am is funny, I like arcade games, and I like to read. I am athletic, nice, and cool. I like to read a lot. My family is a mom, a dad, one sister, and two brothers. I have one dog and one cat. This year for christmas, can you give my cat and dog gifts? The gifts can be a coat for my dog and for my cat, a collar. This year I have been improving on being good, and so far it has worked. This year, for Christmas, I want a big claw machine with ipads, headphones, and all of that already in it. I also want a coin pusher with money already in it. Well enough about me, let’s talk about you. How has it been in the North Pole? It is always chilly or somtimes sunny? Thanks for the cotton candy maker from last year. Please send a letter back, please if you can. Jared P. ■

Dear Santa, I like to write and paint. My favorite thing is to be with my friends. I have the colors in my hair of dark, chocolaty, brown and pinches of blond. I have diamond, blue eyes and white skin that turns pale when I am sick or scared. I guess I’ve been good this year. I gave gifts to my sisters and to my friends, but to be honest I do get kind of grumpy. Useally, I am excited about something. For example I am excited about going to Redding, California in 6 days! In the following month, I am going to Eugene. There are lots of things I want for Christmas, but what I want most of all is a pet. It cannot be a dog because my dad is not the most fond of dogs, and my mom is allergic to cats. A fish would be the best. Besides, our family pet sits Benny, the fish. The only pet we ever had was tadpole, and it died before it was a frog. I want to know more about you. I have a frew questions. Do you see how good we are through a crystal ball? Does Rudolph’s nose charge? How do you give over a trillion presents in one night? I wonder a lot about you. Write back to me soon. Merry Christmas, Amariah G. ■

Dear Santa, This is is Emily here. Wait...if you need help finding me here are some clues. I never really wear one color pink or blue usually. I got one brobdingnagian parkling personality. I have been a good person if I say so my self. 85% good 15% not so much. Hey I’m being honest here! By the way how many pieces of candy are you talking about so I can make room. I wish for a air-hogs elite atmosphere ball. A headbands act up for family fun. Dairy of a wimpy kid: hard luck (8). A Nerf Re bell crossbow I lost my old regular Nerf pistol. The logo board game or Creationary maybe. Now I have some questions for you. Who is your fave reindeer beside Rudolf. Comet, Dancer, Prancer, Cupid, Donner, Blitzon, and Vixen? What is your favorite flavor of cookies? Last but not least...how many presents can you make a day? Emily ■

Dear Santa, My favorite subject is math because I like multiplication I have 2 brothers Jaboc and Bill. I say we need more trees. I have a very plight dad he is cool I let Jacob have Domo of him. I was in the news paper 3 times. I want a 3ds because it can go in 3d. Also a kindle so I can play minion rush because it is asome. Also an I pad for bmo app because its bmo and he’s cool. Also I want a remote helicarier from marvel because I want it to fly. Do you have Rodphoh? Do you have 100,000,000 elves? Do you sleep in winter? Do you eat fruit at all? Sebastian M.

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Dear Santa, My name is Cierra. I like to cook, ride my bike, and play with my dogs. I am in the 4th grade student this year. I am 9 years old. I live on the coast of Oregon by the Pacific Ocean. I have two sisters named Mcayla and Roshell. I think I was the 3rd best kid this year. I don’t want a sack of coal, so I will try my hardest. I got lots of things last year, like a gun, it’s a 22. I also got a bright light pillow. I also got a painting kit. Thank you for those items. I don’t really want toys. I am growing up, so what I want for Christmas is some Ugg boots. The color I would like is brown. I want them to be soft. I also want some things to make my room look interesting, like posters. Also, a volleyball and jelly bean machine would be fun. It would be nice to have some better Wii games too! How many elves do you have? Could you send me a postcard with a picture of Rudolph? Thanks for all you do, Sincerely, your friend, Cierra S.

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Dear Santa, People call me tall, kindhearted, loving, and I’m in 4th grade. I’m 10 years old. I have been naughty because I can’t help it. It is what we do because God did that for us. So I’ll know I will get presents. For Christmas I want clothes. My size is AS for the shirts. My jean size is 14. I also want an Iron man Lego set with his house falling down. Also I want I-Tunes cards. I think others should have presents. Please help others. My question for you is when is your birthday? The thing that I do with my family is open 1 present on Christmas eve. I also look at the presents in the middle of Christmas day. Also I get board when that happens. But when everybody is awake it’s exciting. To santa, from Elias

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THE WORLD A man accused of a robbery near Walmart last week was arrested by Coos Bay police Monday night on similar charges. According to the Coos Bay Police Department log, police arrested Kevin Steven Torres-Berning, 31, shortly after 10 p.m. for third-degree robbery, harassment, second-degree criminal mischief, resisting arrest, strangulation and disorderly conduct, following a reported fight in the 800 block of South Broadway Street. Torres-Berning is also facing charges of first-degree robbery, unlawful use of a weapon, menacing and second-degree assault stemming from a separate Dec. 14 incident at Walmart. In that case, police say Torres-Berning used a knife to rob and assault a man he believed was a sex offender.

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Spoken Here Whale Watch with Volunteers 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sponsored by Oregon State Parks Department. Various locations. www.whalespoken.org Umpqua River Lighthouse Tours 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Umpqua River Lighthouse and Museum, 1020 Lighthouse Road, Winchester Bay. Admission: Adults $5, seniors and students $3 and children 3-5 free. Water Film Festival 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., South Slough Interpretive Center, 61907 Seven Devils Road, Charleston. Two showings daily Dec. 26-28. Each day is a new chapter on how water begins and travels to the sea. Victorian Christmas at Hughes House 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Hughes House, Cape Blanco State Park, 91814 Cape Blanco Road, Port Orford. Holiday Lights 4-9:30 p.m., Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Arago Highway, Charleston. www.shoreacres.net Coquille Fire Christmas Tree Pickup 7 p.m. City limits. Donations accepted. Register by calling 541-396-2232.

Sand Drags Test N Tune Racing All day Box Car Hill, Transpacific Parkway, North Bend. 541-480-9338 Spoken Here Whale Watch with Volunteers 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sponsored by Oregon State Parks Department. Various locations. www.whalespoken.org Umpqua River Lighthouse Tours 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Umpqua River Lighthouse and Museum, 1020 Lighthouse Road, Winchester Bay. Admission: Adults $5, seniors and students $3 and children 3-5 free. Water Film Festival 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., South Slough Interpretive Center, 61907 Seven Devils Road, Charleston. Two showings daily Dec. 26-28. Each day is a new chapter on how water begins and travels to the sea. NeighborWorks and Hotel North Bend Open House 1-5 p.m., 1984 Sherman Ave., North Bend. Tour public areas of the historic building, enjoy a sllide show of then and now; and refreshments. 541-756-1008 Holiday Lights 4-9:30 p.m., Shore Acres State Park, 89039 Cape Arago Highway, Charleston. www.shoreacres.net

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A4 • The World • Wednesday, December 25,2013 Editorial Board Jeff Precourt, Publisher Larry Campbell, Executive Editor

Les Bowen, Digital Editor Ron Jackimowicz, News Editor

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Season is celebration of hope and love Our view No matter your faith or condition, there is reason to rejoice.

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We often call this the most joyous time of the year. People out shopping, visiting family and friends. Raise a glass in cheer and be with loved ones. This is a happy time of the year. We are fully aware that this sentiment isn’t universally shared. Unfortunate, but it’s true. There are some in this world who likely are taking a more somber tone. Admittedly, times haven’t been good to a large number of our friends and neighbors who struggle

everyday with a sputtering economy and a job market that changes and shrinks faster than most can keep up with. Poverty rates remain stubbornly high. It seems sometimes like every step forward is matched with two steps back. Even as our involvement in Afghanistan winds down, that death toll keeps incessantly rising. And in spite of that, talk of further confrontation with Iran rises anew in Washington. Gun violence continues. Mental health issues continue unaddressed. We shake our heads at the most unproductive

Congress in our nation’s history. Yet, we welcome the Yuletide season with anticipation. How come? The promise of the holidays is the promise that hope springs eternal. In the face of tragedy and despair, hope still exists — and we cling to it. Hope gives us the strength to continue when we don’t want to. Hope keeps us, believe it or not, from annihilation. And hope is something that doesn’t diminish when you share it. There is an

infinite amount. We can think of few commodities that exist in that abundance save for one other. Love. Hope and love — they lie at the core of the holiday season. They are truly universal. That means that whether you’re well off or struggling, in good health or poor, you have a reason to celebrate this holiday. Whether you are Christian, Jew, Buddhist or even atheist, you have a reason to feel joyous. So embrace the holidays. Revel in them. Hope and love belong to you. Happy Holidays, all.

Top 10 list of top 10 lists It’s that time of year again for all the Top Ten lists of movies you never saw, music you never heard, TV shows you never watched and books you never read. Not that you didn’t try. You wanted to see that must-see movie all the critics were talking about at Sundance and Cannes but, like the rest of the movies on their Top Ten list, it never came to your town. Now you can’t remember what it was called, just that it sounded wonderful. But you also remember that, three years ago, you went to a movie that was at the top of everyone’s Top Ten list and you hated it. Why didn’t anyone mention that it was in Dutch with English subtitles? There were some movies you wanted to see this year but they only stayed at the mall for one week and that was the same week Sally at work was sick and you had to fill in for her. Oddly enough, she saw it. Where does she find the time? Then there were all the movies that opened Thanksgiving Day. Why didn’t you go? Oh yeah, JIM you were busy that week MULLEN cleaning the house and getting the extra bedHumorist rooms ready, and shopping for stuffing and preparing a Thanksgiving meal, and then cleaning up the mess afterwards — while everyone else went to the movies. Everybody went on Thanksgiving night because the next day was Black Friday and they wanted to shop, not see a movie. Then you got so busy with Christmas cards and making cookies that you still haven’t seen any of the new films. You won’t be able to go Christmas Day, either, because you’ll be on the road to Grandma’s house and that thing you ordered for Bob never came in the mail so you’ve got to get that straightened out, but you kids, you go see something. The kids have got plenty of time to go to movies. They aren’t spending any of their free time studying, that’s for sure. They act like it’s hard to maintain a grade point average of .02. That’s worth $50,000 a year. Why is it that when you send kids off to college, they come back stupider than when they left? You wouldn’t think it was possible. You didn’t get a chance to hear any of this year’s Top Ten songs, either. When you turn on the radio in the car, they never tell you what song you’re listening to. You’d really like to know so you’ll know what song it is that you’re hating. You’re just now starting to like stuff that was on 1997’s Top Ten list. All the new stuff sounds awful until you’ve heard it about 50 times. By the time you start to like it, it’s an oldie and no one plays it on the radio anymore. So gradually you go back to listening to stuff that was popular when you were in high school. You know you’re officially out of touch when you go to the wedding of two 20-somethings and you’ve never heard any of the songs they’re dancing to at the reception. The Top Ten Books of the Year? Do you know what it means if you sell a million books in the U.S. of A.? It means 309 million people didn’t buy it. And very, very few people sell a million books. So making a Top Ten List of Books is like making a Top Ten List of Edible Worms. What’s strange is that most small children love books. But when they get to school, we teach them that reading is boring by making them read Shakespeare and Dickens, when we should be “making” them read the Harry Potter and Hunger Games books. Since there is absolutely nothing that can’t be turned into a Top Ten list — Top Ten Back-of-the-Airplane-Seat Magazines, Top Ten Shepherds, Top Ten Roadkill Recipes — you may wonder why there are so many of them. It’s so we can go to the office party early. Ours is one of the Top Ten in our building.

Nativity as a way of life Growing up as I did, in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, it’s hard not to appreciate “the law of the gift”: protect, defend, nourish, share. Liberty is a great treasure. We have tremendous responsibility here. Almost hidden in a corner of the famous Philadelphia Museum of Art is the image of a man. He seems to embody a tender authority. The artist described this particular image of Jesus as “a portrait of Jesus from life.” Rembrandt “offers for our contemplation a face of Christ that is at one and the same time the most humanly human and the most divinely divine ever created by an artist,” Pierre-Marie Dumont writes in the monthly devotional Magnificat. “He takes us along on the spiritual quest that drove him to contemplate the man Jesus in order to discover the true God.” That man is the reason so many of us have Wednesday — and maybe even Tuesday — off from work. He’s the reason we deck the halls and give gifts. But what about the gifts we have? There’s that Liberty. Faith is another big one for many. And then there is Family. We may not all have the perfect models of the family unit — perhaps we did and lost it, perhaps it all fell apart with a bad decision or a sudden mistake or abrupt end. Or maybe it’s just foreign — and something we don’t

even read about anymore, because we all too often give priority to making room for new normals instead of the old standbys that do seem to make natural KATHRYN and demo- LOPEZ graphic sense. Columnist St. Therese of Lisieux was a cloistered Carmelite nun with a mission. “I wish to travel the world, proclaiming your name throughout the earth,” she declared in prayer to Christ, shortly before her death. But her health prevented her from leaving the convent. Nevertheless, her mission continues. Sculptor Fleur Nabert built a reliquary of St. Therese and her parents, commissioned by the Magnificat Foundation. “I spent the last two years working for her,” Nabert says. St. Therese’s parents, Louis and Zelie Martin, became the first parents of a saint to be beatified, by Pope Benedict in 2008. “Their story is very moving because it was a true human story marked by many sorrows and ordeals,” Nabert notes in appreciation.“They lost four children out of nine. Zelie had to struggle with

a breast cancer, which eventually overtook her. They were also hard workers: Louis as a watchmaker and Zelie as a lacemaker. Their lives are very close to ours. They succeeded in experiencing sanctity in marriage, sanctity in family, without losing confidence in God. They kept their hope and faith, even raising five girls who would became nuns, one among them becoming one of the world’s most popular saints.” Their lives witness to the possibility of living life on earth with eyes toward Heaven. Nabert’s creation included flowers, representing each family member. “But my favorite parts of the reliquary are the big wedding rings,” she tells me. “I wanted them like a reminder: Through the sacrament of marriage, we can experience heaven.” The sacrament, she reflects, is “the treasure of married life ... the fountain of graces from which we can spread love on children and around us. Marriage ... is a miracle to protect everyday.” If marriage is a miracle, aren’t we a culture of increasingly little faith! “The ensemble is protected by a transparent case in the shape of an arch to remind us that that the Christian family is a domestic Church, the first place where we practice sanctity,” a description of the reliquary explains. It’s another

manger scene. In the Nativity, we see a loving husband and father protecting his wife and son, even under unplanned circumstances and duress. History owes that couple. Centuries later, in Rembrandt’s depiction of that Holy Child, the “entire canvas is covered in a dark brown background, like the shadow of sin that engulfs all humankind,” Dumont writes. “Then, from the very core of this abyss emerges a gentle light that warms without burning, that illuminates without blinding, that consoles without condemning. Thus, from the heart of sin, grace flows forth.” The Divine Light is what the star over Bethlehem directed the wise to. Heaven made manifest on earth, in our very humanity. There’s a lot of controversy, glee and confusion about what Pope Francis has in mind when he implores a radical concern about the poor, suffering, sick and lonely — anyone who is vulnerable, which pretty well covers the globe. In the letter he published this year, having been largely penned by his predecessor, faith is defined as a light that illuminates everything. That’s it. That’s why Christmas matters in real, enduring ways that ought to infect everyday life throughout the year. A gift more ever-present than a lady in a harbor.


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State Don’t wait until tomorrow to tell the people you love D E A R A B B Y : My sister faced various life-threatening illnesses. She always said, “Never put off telling the people you love how you feel about t h e m because you DEAR might not have a tomorrow.” She practiced what s h e p rea c h e d , and we all knew that she loved us. When she JEANNE away PHILLIPS passed eight years ago, it was a painful loss, especially for our mother. Last week, Mom finally succeeded in talking Dad into opening a stuck drawer in a cabinet.Inside she found a letter from my sister that had been put away and forgotten years ago. In the letter, my sister wrote how blessed she felt she was to have a mother like ours, how all the sacrifices Mom made for her had been appreciated and how much she loved her. That long-forgotten letter is now my mother’s most prized possession. Please remind your readers not to take tomorrow for granted, and to tell those they love how they feel TODAY. — JULIE’S SISTER IN LOUISVILLE, KY. DEAR SISTER: The loving message your sister wrote has conveyed her feelings from beyond the grave, and it is understandable that it is even more meaningful now than when it was written. I'm glad to remind readers to verbalize their affection for each other. But the written word is something that can be savored over and over. DEAR ABBY: My brother mocks everything I do, the friends I spend time with and my politics. When we’re together, he is often condescending and confrontational. I’m tired of arguing when I go to his home and he asks me what’s going on. I have started to answer, “Nothing.” So now he tells me how “boring” I am, in addition to his other criticisms. Abby, his comments are hurtful and I try to stay away from him, but I love my little nieces and want to be around them as they grow up. I don’t have problems with anyone but him. Our other brother stopped talking to him years ago, but I don’t think I can do anything that extreme. How can I change the dynamic in our relationship? It doesn’t seem to have progressed since we were kids. — UNDER ATTACK IN NEW JERSEY DEAR UNDER ATTACK: The dynamic in your relationship hasn’t changed since you were kids because your brother never stopped being a bully. He calls you boring when you don’t take the bait because he considers belittling you to be a form of entertainment. You can’t change him. If you point out what he’s doing, he will deny it and blame you for being “too sensitive.” You can, however, understand his childish motivation. Ignore him as much as possible and focus your attention on your nieces since that’s your only reason for going over there anyway. DEAR ABBY: I have been with my partner for six years. She is 14 years older than I am. We get along great and have a wonderful relationship. “Marsha” and I live in a small Southern city. She is well-known and politically active. While everyone knows she is gay, they rarely realize I’m her partner because I look much younger. We are often approached with, “Oh, is this your daughter?” How are we supposed to respond? Marsha and I work in the same place, so it happens there, too. It’s awkward. Any ideas? — AIN’T MY MAMA D E A R A I N ’ T : Because Marsha is a public person and it’s no secret she’s gay, when the two of you are asked if you are mother and daughter, Marsha should reply, “No, she is my partner.” (And ask them to spread the word.) TO MY CHRISTIAN READERS: I wish each and every one of you a very merry and meaningful Christmas.

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California family celebrates 3 heart transplants SAN MARCOS, Calif. (AP) — Deanna Kremis remembers the exhilarating day her young sons first had the energy to race each other up a flight of stairs. The brothers, then ages 7 and 10, could barely walk before having heart transplants just a month apart. As they flew up the steps two at a time, jostling and shouting, she recalled, “my friend turned to me and said, ‘Are YOU ready to get one now?”’ It was a joke that became prophesy. Her health, too, was slipping away because of the same inherited cardiac condition. By the time she received her own transplant in July, her heart was so weak The Associated Press she fainted while walking Matthew Kremis, center, poses for a picture Dec. 17 with his brother Trevin Kremis, left, and their mother, down the hall, collapsed Deanna Kremis, in their home in San Marcos, Calif. All three have received heart transplants after suffering mid-sentence and passed with an inherited heart condition. out in the middle of dinner at a friend’s house. Her decline was terrifying she still worries about her opathy affects up to After his transplant, the for her sons, who were just sons, who are thriving but 600,000 people in the U.S. family would find Trevin beginning to embrace their face the constant threat of alone and is a leading cause crying quietly, worried about lives with donor hearts and organ rejection and infec- of sudden death among the family who had lost a now saw their worst memo- tion. Matthew has been young athletes, said Dr. child so he could live. “I’ll take anything to feel ries reflected in their hospitalized once for rejec- Gregory Perens, one of the the way I feel now,” said boys’ pediatric cardiologists tion and Trevin had eight mother’s struggle. All three Kremis. “We’ve been at Mattel Children’s Hospital fractures in one year from his have hypertrophic carblessed, just blessed, as a UCLA. osteoporosis. A third son — diomyopathy, a genetic family and you live every day Many don’t have sympher eldest — and her huscondition that causes the toms until there is a strain on as best you can.” heart muscle to thicken until band are healthy. The trio’s shared cardiac “It’s just really hard seeing the heart, while others expeit can’t pump properly. Kremis’ mother and brother your babies go through any- rience shortness of breath history is in plain sight also have it, as did her grand- thing. They’re amazing,” she and chest pain but have a around their house in subursaid, holding back tears. “My milder version that can be ban San Diego County, from mother. The 44-year-old stay-at- goal was to get in and out of controlled through medica- the color-coded plastic bins home mom for this family of the hospital faster than them tion and a pacemaker. A that hold their prescriptions five now finds herself in the and I didn’t quite make it. parent who carries the gene to the identical chest scars. unusual position of getting And for them not to worry. I has a 50 percent chance of Medical bills with eye-popping sums pour in for didn’t want them to worry passing it along. advice on post-transplant “For most families even Kremis’ recent transplant about me. They’re my No. 1 life from her sons while having one child or one par- and the family is still paying priority.” coordinating a never-ending It’s not unheard of to have ent going through a off the boys’ treatment six regimen of pills and doctor’s more than one transplant in transplant is a very big deal,” years later. appointments that has Deanna Kremis’ grandone family when a genetic Perens said. “So to have become her fulltime job. She condition is involved, but the three is an extraordinary mother, a no-nonsense also homeschools Trevin, outdoorswoman from triple-transplant Kremises amount of work.” who struggles with severe Still, the family never Alaska, was not diagnosed are a rarity even in the world osteoporosis from the antiof advanced cardiac special- stops thinking about the with the condition until she rejection medicine he takes anonymous donors who gave was in her early 70s. When ty medicine. daily. Hypertrophic cardiomy- them all a second chance. Kremis was pregnant, her In the daily whirlwind,

grandmother told Kremis to get her children’s hearts checked before they played sports — but said nothing more. Her first son was healthy but when Matthew was born, doctors said he wouldn’t live past age 10. The family had to learn CPR just to take him home. His lips and nail beds were blue and his skin was so pale the veins in his chest and stomach popped through “like a seethrough kid,” his mother said. “They just told us to take him home and cherish him,” she said. “He’s been on medicine since the day he was born and he’s still on meds. It’s been his whole life.” Doctors checked Trevin for the condition in utero, at birth and then every three years. The tests were negative until he turned six. Within a year, Trevin needed a transplant — just as Matthew’s health spiraled out of control. “We didn’t really know the extent to what it was in our family until after. We didn’t know how it affected siblings and how many siblings would be affected. You know, we just didn’t know any of that,” Kremis said, brushing away tears. Donor hearts don’t last forever, but doctors haven’t given the trio a life expectancy. The Kremises prefer to focus on the future. “How many people can say that they’ve been through what I’ve been through and go ride dirt bikes for fun? There’s not a lot of people like me and my family,” said Matthew Kremis. “It’s really part of what makes my family so awesome. All we really have is each other.”

Police say stolen gasoline, cigarette led to fire PORTLAND(AP) — Authorities say a man in Portland caught on fire because he was smoking a cigarette while handling stolen gasoline. Portland police said Sunday that 62-year-old Harry Frederick Suniville was treated for injuries after a fire that burnt his pants and singed his hair. Suniville’s vehicle also suffered fire damage. Authorities said Suniville had stolen a partially-filled gas can from a nearby truck and began pouring the gas into his own vehicle. He was smoking a cigarette at the time. Suniville has been charged with criminal mischief in the second degree, reckless burning and theft in the third degree. He’s been booked into jail and will be arraigned Monday.

Jan. 2 sentence in case of body left at store PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — An Oregon woman who left her mother’s body behind a thrift store near Port Huron won’t get her sentence for manslaughter until after the holidays. Kelly Rhodes had been charged with murder but pleaded guilty to a lesser charge last month. Authorities believe the death of 89-year-old Mary Grenia of Salem, in March was partly due to neglect. Grenia died inside a truck after she and Rhodes were turned away from entering Canada on the Blue Water Bridge. An autopsy revealed heart and lung disease but no sign of trauma. A sentence for the 49year-old Rhodes was changed to Jan. 2 from Monday in St. Clair County court. Her attorney has said Rhodes and Grenia were trying to relocate to Canada when they were turned away.

Seaside worker hurt in 4-story fall SEASIDE (AP) — A construction worker in Seaside has been injured in a fourstory fall. Fire Chief Joey Daniels tells the Daily Astorian the worker was hospitalized. There was no report on his condition. The man was working at

the site of a $3.8 million hotel under construction.

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EUGENE (AP) — A professor at the University of Oregon is among those working on a project to develop a better condom.

The Eugene RegisterGuard reports that Richard Chartoff is a polymer scientist who wants to make an ultra-thin polyurethane

condom that would shrink to fit like an extra layer of skin. Chartoff’s concept is one of 11 ideas that have received a $100,000 exploration grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Projects could receive additional funding up to $1 million.

The Seattle-based Gates Foundation issued a challenge to scientists after finding that men prefer not to wear condoms. The idea is to increase condom use, especially in developing countries, to help prevent disease and unplanned pregnancies.

Onion growers cheer expected water rule changes SALEM (AP) — Onion growers in the Northwest are pleased that federal regulators plan to rework proposed food safety rules that had farmers fearing they could suffer major losses if irrigation water were shut off during the growing season. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is writing food safety rules to prevent contamination from the likes of salmonella and E. coli bacteria, and its first take made

onion growers unhappy. The growers were especially upset by a requirement for weekly testing of irrigation water. They say few farmers using ditch irrigation would meet the standards, and the standards wouldn’t add much to food safety. The agency’s FDA deputy commissioner for foods, Michael Taylor, announced last week that the next draft of the rules will have signifi-

cant changes, the agricultural publication Capital Press reported. That’s expected in the summer. The agency is under a court order to make the rules final by June 2015. The agency heard from a large number of farmers, researchers and industry leaders, Taylor said in a statement announcing the agency’s decision. “... We have learned a great deal, and our thinking

has evolved,” he said. “I think it’s terrific news,” said Snake River Produce Manager Kay Riley, who has helped lead the onion industry’s opposition to the proposed rule. However, Riley said growers would have to keep after the issue because “we won’t know for sure until we see what they propose.” “I think it’s important we continue our efforts and not assume all is well,” Riley said.

Rural Ore. legislators want Nike-like deals SALEM (AP) — Legislators from rural Oregon say there were what one calls “hurt feelings” a year ago when Nike got favorable tax treatment from the state, and they’d like to see something of a like nature for small businesses throughout the state. They don’t have details worked out, but they say they’ll press for legislation during their session next year, the Bulletin newspaper of Bend reports. Last year, the Legislature guaranteed Nike its beneficial tax structure won’t

change for 30 years, and Nike promised a major expansion in Oregon. Earlier this month, Gov. John Kitzhaber extended similar terms to Intel, which also is expanding. Both companies are headquartered in the Portland region, a point not lost on the legislators from districts outside the urban area. “One or two districts in the state of Oregon got special consideration while other parts of the state that could have benefited from like legislation were exclud-

ed,” said Republican Rep. Greg Smith of Heppner, on the Columbia Plateau in Morrow County. He said feelings hurt during a special session on the Nike deal haven’t recovered. “You still have legislators saying, ‘why not us? why not our small businesses?”’ he said. House Republican Leader Mike McLane of Powell

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Nation and World Judge tells Calif. hospital to keep treating teen

UK finally pardons computer pioneer Alan Turing

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — With a family fighting a hospital to keep their daughter who has been declared brain dead on life support, a California judge on Monday ordered the hospital to keep treating 13-year-old Jahi McMath for another week as a second medical evaluation is conducted. Jahi experienced complications following a tonsillectomy at Children’s Hospital in Oakland. As her family sat stonefaced in the front row of the courtroom, an Alameda County judge called for Jahi to be independently examined by Paul Graham Fisher, the chief of child neurology at Stanford University School of Medicine. The judge also ordered the hospital to keep Jahi on a ventilator until Dec. 30, or until further order from the court. The examination was expected to occur later on Monday, and early Tuesday. Hospital staff and Fisher will conduct an electroencephalogram, or EEG, and tests to see if blood is still flowing to Jahi’s brain. Doctors at Children’s Hospital concluded the girl was brain dead on Dec. 12 and wanted to remove her from life support. Jahi’s family wants to keep her hooked up to a respirator and eventually have her moved to another facility. The family said they believe she is still alive and that the hospital should not remove her from the ventilator without their permission. “It’s wrong for someone who made mistakes on your child to just call the coroner ... and not respect the family’s feeling or rights,” Sandra Chatman, Jahi’s grandmother who is a registered nurse, said in the hallway outside the courtroom. “I know Jahi suffered, and it tears me up.”

LONDON (AP) — Britain has tried to make good by one of its most famous sons, posthumously pardoning Alan Turing for a gay sex conviction which tarnished the brilliant career of the code breaker credited with helping win the war against Nazi Germany and laying the foundation for the computer age. One author said he hoped Tuesday’s symbolic act — the famous mathematician committed suicide more than 50 years ago — would send a message to countries such as India and Russia, where gays can still be prosecuted for expressing their sexuality. Others say the pardon doesn’t go far enough, noting that thousands of others shared in Turing’s humiliation in the years during which Britain criminalized homosexual behavior. For lawmaker Iain Stewart, one of many who campaigned for the pardon, the act helped right a massive wrong. “He helped preserve our liberty,” Stewart told The Associated Press. “We owed it to him in recognition of what he did for the country — and indeed the free world — that his name should be cleared.” Turing’s contributions to science spanned from computer science to biology, but he’s perhaps best remembered as the architect of the effort to crack the Enigma code, the cipher used by Nazi Germany to secure its military communications. Turing’s groundbreaking work — combined with the effort of cryptanalysts at Bletchley Park near Oxford and the capture of several Nazi code books — gave the Allies the edge across half the globe, helping them defeat the Italians in the Mediterranean, beat back the Germans in Africa and escape enemy submarines in the Atlantic. “It could be argued and it has been argued that he

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Apple lands elusive iPhone deal with China Mobile SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A long-sought deal to sell the iPhone through China Mobile should enable Apple to boost its profits and build customer loyalty in an important, growing market. China Mobile, the world’s largest wireless carrier, boasts more than 750 million mobile accounts, an audience that had been mostly walled off from the iPhone until Apple and China Mobile hammered out a multi-year sales agreement after years of thorny negotiations. The companies announced the deal Sunday (Monday in China). Analysts doubt the China Mobile breakthrough will prompt Apple Inc. to introduce an extremely cheap iPhone as the Cupertino, Calif., company clings to a higher standard of quality. That approach is likely to ensure that smartphones running Google’s Android software remain the top-selling devices in China. Even so, investors are pleased to see Apple fill a gaping hole in the iPhone’s sales network. Apple’s stock rose more than 3 percent Monday, propelled by analysts projecting that the China Mobile deal could lift iPhone sales and Apple’s earnings by more than 10 percent next year. But even with China Mobile Ltd.’s vast state-owned network, marketing power and massive customer base, the iPhone still faces significant hurdles in the world’s most populous nation. Apple’s smartphone is already available in China through two smaller carriers, China Telecom, and China Unicom. Although it is popular with well-heeled Chinese consumers, the iPhone is losing market share to lower-priced smartphones from Samsung

and local brands. Most of the less expensive iPhone rivals rely on Android, which Google Inc. launched five years ago as an alternative to Apple’s then-dominant smartphone. Now, more than 80 percent of the smartphones sold around the world run Android, compared with 13 percent for the iPhone, according to the research firm International Data Corp. That pecking order isn’t likely to change, even if analysts prove correct in their predictions that the China Mobile deal will help Apple sell anywhere from 10 million to 40 million iPhones next year. Those numbers should help Apple increase its iPhone sales volume from 150 million devices in its last fiscal year, but it won’t make that much of dent in overall market share. More than 1 billion smartphones were sold in 2013 alone, including 528 million in Asia, according to IDC. “China Mobile and Apple working together isn’t fundamentally going to be a game changer in the smartphone market,” said Forrester Research analyst Frank Gillett. In September, Apple did introduce a lower-priced iPhone called the 5C, but it’s only $100 cheaper than the high-end 5S. Apple and China Mobile didn’t announce pricing or the terms of their agreement. The average price of iPhones in Apple’s most recent quarter stood at $577, which is likely to be more expensive than most Chinese consumers can afford. Although Apple might eventually introduce a slightly lower priced iPhone designed especially for the Chinese market, Gillett said the company “is never going to go chasing the bottom of the barrel.”

shortened the war, and that possibly without him the Allies might not have won the war,” said David Leavitt, the author of a book on Turing’s life and work. “That’s highly speculative, but I don’t think his contribution can be underestimated. It was immense.” Turing also pioneered the field of computer science, theorizing the existence of a “universal machine” that could be programmed to carry out different task years before the creation of the world’s fully functional electronic computer. Turing ideas matured into a fascination with artificial intelligence and the notion that machines would someday challenge the minds of man. When the war ended, Turing went to work programing the world’s early computers, drawing up — among other things — one of the first computer chess games. Those accomplishments didn’t save him from arrest and prosecution for the offense of “gross indecency” stemming from his relationship with another man in 1952. Turing was stripped of his security clearance, subjected to monitoring by British authorities, and forced to take estrogen to neutralize his sex drive — a process described by some as chemical castration. An angry and depressed Turing committed suicide in 1954. S. Barry Cooper, a University of Leeds mathematician who has written about Turing’s work, said future generations would struggle to understand the code breaker’s treatment. Tuesday’s pardon, which caps years of campaigning by gay rights activists, lawmakers, scientists, and others, was officially granted by Queen Elizabeth II, although in practice such pardons are an executive decision taken by the government.

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Vanishing adviser reappears as Iran policy player BY JULIE PACE The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Last year, while Jake Sullivan was traveling with his boss, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, he quietly disappeared during a stop in Paris. He showed up again a few days later, rejoining Clinton’s traveling contingent in Mongolia. In between, Sullivan

HEALTH Late surge is expected Continued from Page A1 After a wave of cancellations, the government revised its rules on substandard policies to let insurance companies offer them for one more year. It’s not clear how many plans will be retrieved from the dustbin as a result. Some will be allowed to buy bare-bones catastrophic plans. And people who lost their insurance can shop for new plans that in many cases will offer better terms. But better coverage will often come at a higher cost.

The ugly Ugly goes to HealthCare.gov, the federal government’s buggy online insurance portal, impenetrable for weeks for many if not most who tried to see what plans they could choose from and perhaps sign up for one. It’s on the mend. But until coverage begins for those who took that route, its prognosis remains uncertain.

The unraveling Washington can put a positive spin on almost anything, and federal officials did just that at the very start. Yes, HealthCare.gov is buckling under the user load. That’s because folks love it! The smiley face soon melted into a swamp of recriminations. Led by Republicans, of course, who feigned indignation that the law many of them despise wasn’t working out so well. A more authentic response came from Democrats: the heebie-jeebies. They’d gone to bat for the law in the mighty struggle to pass it in 2010 and faced down all efforts that followed from the GOP to repeal it. With

OSP Rural areas depend on OSP Continued from Page A1 small fire, drawing the attention of police and firefighters alike. Once again, the Central Point team was called to the scene. This time, they brought the FBI with them. It took bomb techs a little more than an hour to render the device safe. The FBI has since posted a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for the memorial and chapel bombs. Coos County District Attorney Paul Frasier said the seriousness of the area’s recent explosives cases is somewhat unusual. “We do see maybe once a year, twice a year, a pipebomb-type thing,” Frasier said. Both Frasier and Allen said that police rarely identify malicious intent behind the unlawful possession of a destructive device, and incidents like The Prayer Chapel and Mingus Park memorial bombing are far

secretly jetted to the Middle Eastern nation of Oman to meet with officials from Iran, people familiar with the trip said. The July 2012 meeting is one of the Obama administration’s earliest known face-to-face contacts with Iran and reveals that Sullivan — who moved from the State Department to the White House earlier this year — was personally involved in the administration’s out-

reach to the Islamic republic far earlier than had been reported. Senior administration officials had previously confirmed to The Associated Press that Sullivan and other officials held at least five secret meetings with Iran this year, paving the way for an interim nuclear agreement signed in November by Iran, the United States and five other world powers.

The cloak-and-dagger diplomacy may seem like a tough assignment even for a grizzled foreign policy veteran, but Sullivan is just 37 and looks even younger. Evenkeeled and pragmatic, Sullivan’s temperament mirrors that of President Barack Obama, people close to him say. That helped him crack the tight-knit foreign policy team at the White House where he serves as Vice

elections coming next year, Democrats are not happy. “The president needs to man up, find out who was responsible and fire them,” Rep. Rick Nolan of Minnesota steamed. “No one is held to account,” agreed Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida. On opening day, Oct. 1, some 3 million people had tried to access the site. Merely six people signed up for coverage, according to a congressional committee’s documents. The online Spanish-language portal wasn’t ready as promised. But really, for weeks, the English one wasn’t, either. “No excuse for it,” Obama said, repeatedly vowing to fix it. No one has been fired. When GOP Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee asked who’s to blame for the “debacle,” Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius replied, “Hold me responsible for the debacle.” So everyone, rather unusually, was on the same page in sizing up the launch, or at least they were on the same word. It was a debacle.

longer be denied to the previously sick. But the risk of insurance gaps from the troubled rollout prompted officials to keep the program around a while longer to be safe. Similarly, Washington ordered insurers to provide coverage on Jan. 1 for any customer who pays by New Year’s Eve. The industry went the government one better, extending the deadline until Jan. 10. The administration also allowed some of those with canceled policies to sign up for catastrophic insurance.

Seat-of-the-pants patches, pivots and delays began before the debut of the woebegone 1.0 website and spread well beyond it. In July, the government postponed one of the law’s central features for a year — the mandate that all businesses employing 50 or more people provide health coverage or risk a penalty. In late November, it announced a one-year delay in the online marketplace for small businesses to find coverage for their employees. They could still get insurance from the exchanges through traditional avenues like brokers, but direct access had to wait as the government gave priority to making the portal work for individuals.

Meantime, insurance companies were sending out cancellation notices for more than 4 million individual policies that didn’t meet new federal requirements, prompting an about-face by the government. Federal officials decided these substandard policies could exist for one more year. It remains to be seen how many canceled policies will be revived as a result. Then there was the paperphone-Web conundrum. With the online system ailing, Obama urged people to apply by mail and phone and used the megaphone of the presidency to give out the toll-free number, 800318-2596. But snail mail, if helping in a pinch, wasn’t proving to be an efficient substitute for the streamlined process envisioned by the law. Kelly Fristoe, an insurance agent in Wichita Falls, Texas, told AP he’d submitted 25 paper applications in two months and hadn’t received any responses by early December, despite assurances from Washington that all paper applications received in October had been processed. The same week that federal health officials told reporters there were no problems with paper applications, they were quietly discouraging further use of paper in contacts with enrollment counselors, insurance brokers and others. It was time to get back to the website as time grew ever shorter to apply by Dec. 23 for coverage starting Jan. 1. As December progressed, another batch of improvisation emerged. The government announced a one-month extension of a special insurance program for nearly 86,000 people who cannot get any other coverage because of pre-existing illness. The program should not be needed in the new year because coverage can no

from the norm. More typical are cases like that of 18-year-old Erik Harris, who was arrested Dec. 11 in Gold Beach after Curry County sheriff ’s deputies found three pipe bombs in his backpack during a traffic stop. “A lot of the time it’s just kids screwing around,” Frasier said. “We haven’t had a situation like Jackson County where they set a bomb up at the DA’s office.” Frasier was referring to the Nov. 13 detonation of an improvised explosive device at the Jackson County District Attorney’s office, which blew out the building’s front windows. Police later arrested 46year-old Alan Leroy McVay, who was being prosecuted by the DA in a burglary case. “He was trying to stop a small part of a much bigger process,” Allen said. Allen, the only full-time member of the Central Point team, has three other troopers in his squad. Two serve as arson investigators, and a third trooper from the patrol division serves as the team’s second “hazardous device technician.” OSP bomb techs, like most of their law enforce-

ment counterparts across the country, go through basic training at the FBI’s Hazardous Devices School at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama. Police in Eugene and Portland have access to inhouse bomb squads, but smaller local departments have to rely on OSP teams to provide “render safe” capability. “Most of our explosives work is for other agencies,” Allen said. Bomb technicians have often been tight-lipped about exactly how they disarm explosives. When Yarbrough’s attorney Rick Inokuchi asked Central Point Trooper Greg Costanzo what sorts of equipment the team had used to disarm the bombs found in the house, Costanzo demurred. “We don’t like people to know how we disarm bombs,” he said. While bomb squads keep many of their tools and techniques under wraps, their use of robots has become well-known thanks to Hollywood films like “The Hurt Locker.” The Central Point team used one of those robots — a Remotec ANDROS model — in November to deal with a

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President Joe Biden’s national security adviser. While Biden is a possible presidential candidate in 2016, Sullivan remains loyal to Clinton and is seen as her likely pick for White House national security adviser, should she run for president and win. “He’s essentially a oncein-a-generation talent,” said Philippe Reines, a longtime Clinton aide who worked closely with Sullivan during their tenure at the State Department. Sullivan has a gleaming resume: undergraduate and law degrees from Yale, Rhodes scholar at Oxford, and clerk for Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. He entered politics by serving as chief counsel to Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Sullivan’s home state. During the bruising 2008 Democratic primary, Sullivan sided with Clinton, serving as a top adviser on her debate preparation team. But he switched to Team Obama during the general election, taking on a similar

role on the debate team. When Obama tapped Clinton to lead the State Department, Sullivan followed the new secretary to Foggy Bottom. He had a pair of high-level titles — deputy chief of staff and director of policy planning — and quickly became known as one of Clinton’s most trusted advisers. He traveled with her to nearly all of the 112 countries she visited as secretary. After Clinton announced she would leave the State Department after the first term, Obama advisers began courting Sullivan for a job at the White House. They hatched plans for Sullivan to have more face time with the president, including when Obama and Clinton headed to Asia in November 2012 for their final trip together as president and secretary of state. Former White House national security adviser Tom Donilon said that after that trip, Obama gave him “direct instructions that Jake was a person he wanted to retain.”

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The rebound? On Dec. 1, the government reported progress fixing the website. Now people had a 19-in-20 chance of finding it in operation. You could click more than 99 times out of 100 and not see pages crash. Some 50,000 people could use it at once. But did that mean smooth signups? Not necessarily. The user experience was clearly much better, but that’s only half of it. The back end, where insurance companies take in the information for processing, was problematic. Insurers complained of errors, garble and duplication, a data tangle that the government blamed mostly on a bug affecting Social Security numbers — soon overcome, officials said. By the middle of the month, things were looking up, though not rosy. On Dec. 20, Obama said more than a million people had been able to sign up for coverage, a big improvement over the 365,000 who’d had coverage three weeks earlier. But even as he announced the new number at a news conference, some applicants were having problems with the website. Officials are braced for a late surge of insurance hunters. And for the 2014 installments of a drama seemingly without end.

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ory Alby has had the best year of his life in 2013. The rookie NHRA Super Stock driver out of Coos Bay had more professional success in the year then he could’ve ever imagined. He’s ranked No. 12 in the nation in his racing division, he’s the champion of Division 6, which encompasses most of the coastal United States and Canada; and he beat some of the racers he was a fan of just a few months earlier. The only issue is, how do you celebrate when your wife is recovering from a brain tumor? “It’s the million dollar question,” Alby said. “I have the greatest thing happening in my life and on the other side I have the worst. It’s what I’ve wrestled with all year.” Alby, 44, has been forced to juggle the massive success he’s encountered on the drag strip the past year with helping his wife, Judy, recover from a brain tumor she had removed in January 2012. This year, Alby joined Division 6 with hopes to just finish top-10 in his division. He never felt he didn’t have the support of his ill wife. “She never told me I couldn’t buy anything for my car, never once told me I couldn’t go racing,” Alby said. “She supported me from day one.” Alby met his wife in 1997 after coming down to the Bay Area with his buddies from Eugene and said he knew what he had to do. “She was the one,” Alby said. “I finally got the opportunity to snatch her up, so I asked her out and the rest is history.” After moving to the area, Alby met fellow racing junkie Tom Jarvis and they immediately hit it off. They’d go on fishing trips and talk racing, strategizing about how they could compete on a national level if they ever got a chance. By 1999, Alby and Jarvis bought a bracket car, a 1963 Chevy Nova, and they started competing in smaller races at Coos Bay Speedway and other Oregon tracks. Through those bracket races, Jarvis showed

Story by George Artsitas Photo by Alysha Beck enough to make him trust that he could be a bigger financier. “He has a driving ambition to win and we both enjoy the very same things,” Jarvis said. “I couldn’t have done any better.” Alby now looks at Jarvis as a father figure and knows that Tom saw the caliber of driver he was all along. “I think he knew I was talented enough to make a run at this,” Alby said. “He knew I could turn the win light off. I don’t know if he would’ve gone above and beyond if I was an average racer.” After they earned their grass in bracket races, Jarvis and Alby decided to make the leap to the big boys and do Super Stock. About four years ago, the two found a car up in Canada, a 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle. Jarvis sent Alby with a cashier’s check, truck and trailer to scoop up the car. “It was basically all Tom,” Alby explained. “I was just thankful it wasn’t a Ford.” he big time dream of racing fully in Division 6 was put on hold in 2011 when Judy started showing symptoms. For about 18 months, she showed small signs like little nagging headaches. Then the left side of her body became increasingly more fatigued. As time kept going, the fatigue started to encompass her entire body. She couldn’t lift her foot up and would drag her toes when she walked. The headaches became more frequent and more painful. She could point directly where the pain was coming to, the “one in a million spot” between her spine and her brain stem where the tumor lived. Since Alby is part of Oregon Health Plan, he had to bounce around from doctor to doctor because each one couldn’t correctly diagnose what Judy was going though.

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Some thought she had muscles spasms, some thought she was just plain crazy and making it up (Alby believes doctors thought he and Judy were pill seeking). Wherever they went to the doctor, Alby would plead for an MRI. For almost two years no doctor would allow it. “That’s what’s hard,” he said. “As a husband, I fix things. I couldn’t fix her. (There was) nothing I could do in my power but buckle down and move on.” Finally, Alby got his wife an MRI in January 2012. When the results came back, doctors flooded into the room and started pointing at it. Judy got nervous. The bad news eventually funneled down. Once doctors realized Judy had a tumor, she was immediately flown to Portland. A week later the tumor was removed. octors let her know going into the surgery that she wasn’t guaranteed to come out completely healthy. With how late the tumor was found and the size they were trying to take out, she might have been OK or she could have left the hospital paralyzed from the neck down. She walked out of the hospital with the aid of a walker, but when she got home she stared hemorrhaging, her muscles atrophied and her entire body shut down. She couldn’t use her arms and legs, and since she had never had been so physically helpless, she’d get incessant panic attacks. Anxiety mixed with her muscle atrophy brought her weight down to 89 pounds. “It was crushing,” Alby said “But what do I do? Do I curl up in a ball and bawl every day alongside of her and watch our life pass us by or do we move on and try to be a normal family?” Judy had to relearn how to walk; but before she could even broach the idea of standing up, she had to have a month of therapy in Portland just to get to the point where she could use a wheelchair.

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Stotts finds redemption in Portland BY JOHN KRAWCZYNSKI The Associated Press

It was the summer of 2007, and Terry Stotts had just been fired for the second time in four years. The George Karl disciple wasn’t sure where his coaching career was headed, so he took a pilgrimage to Europe to visit with some of the top international coaches in the game. He wanted to see things from a fresh perspective and, in the back of his mind, he wondered if he might need to make the move overseas to continue being a head coach. “I’ve always been open to the idea of coaching in Europe,” Stotts recently told The Associated Press. “I enjoy the lifestyle of living in a foreign country. That was always in the back of my mind that might be a possibility.” Six years later, Stotts has finally found a roster, and a front office, in Portland that has blended perfectly with his wide-open offensive philosophy. He’s making the most of what may have been his last chance to be an NBA head coach. In his second season, the Trail Blazers have become one of the biggest surprises in the league. They are off to a 23-5 start, tied for the third-best start in franchise history. They lead the league in 3-point shooting and are third in attempts, and Stotts offers no apologies for the approach. He’s meshed that around a

devastating pick-and-roll/pick-andpop team of Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge to make the Blazers offense one of the most entertaining to watch in the league. They’ve topped 105 points 13 games in a row, the longest streak since Denver did it in 2008. “We’re playing the style of basketball that I envisioned as far as moving, being unselfish, versatility, shooting 3s,” Stotts said. “That’s what we envisioned.” General manager Neil Olshey has filled the cupboard with goodies for Stotts, and the coach enjoys a supportive owner in Paul Allen. Those two entities weren’t necessarily there in his first two head coaching jobs in Atlanta and Milwaukee. Stotts was fired after two seasons both times. “I thought Terry Stotts, both in Atlanta and in Milwaukee, did a great job,” ESPN analyst and former coach Jeff Van Gundy said. “He just didn’t have winning NBA talent. Oftentimes, when you get your first jobs in this league, you don’t have talented-enough teams that can consistently win.” Stotts was fired by the Bucks with 18 games to play in 2007, and that’s when he spent three weeks visiting with Ettore Messina and CSKA Moscow, Zeljko Obradovic with Panathinaikos in Greece and David Blatt in Istanbul.

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Portland coach Terry Stotts has led the Blazers to the best record in the NBA at the Christmas break.

It’s Christmas. That magical time of year when listening to Wham and Mariah Carey songs on repeat is quasiacceptable because they’re seasonally festive. A time when milk and alcohol mix. A time when having a dead tree in your living room is okay if — and only if — it’s decorated. But after the presents are opened and while the parents pick up a sea of wrapping paper as the kids ravish their new toys, it’s officially basketball time. Thanksgiving has football. Christmas is for the hardwood. It’s my de-facto season opener. Two years ago, the lockout actually forced the season opener to be on Christmas. The two Chrsitmases since, I’ve had one question: Why can’t the NBA start on Dec. 25 every year? SPORTS Back on Christmas Day in 2011, I remember being more excited for basketball coming back than seeing what gifts my family would inevitably disappoint me with. GEORGE It didn’t matA RTSITAS ter who played that day, I consumed everything. All five games and fifteen hours of NBA basketball. This year, I can’t promise the same. Before the season we had some legitimately tantalizing matchups. If these games all happened to start the year, they’re appointment television. Unfortunately, since they’re happening now, I get a break in the afternoon to catch Wolf of Wall Street. The day starts at 9 a.m. with Chicago and Brooklyn, two teams that were looked at as legitimate title — or at least Heat — contenders. Fast forward to now and Chicago is reeling from losing Derrick Rose while the Nets lost Brooke Lopez for the year. It’s two teams on the decline and an utterly miss-able game. Miami and the Lakers face off on Christmas for the second time in three years and it’s more boring then ever. The injury bug hit the Lakers and Kobe Bryant so now we have the inevitable Heat blowout with no chance at a great LeBron vs. Kobe. If this game was the season opener, you could bank on it. Even New York versus Oklahoma City, which hasn’t suffered from any kind of injuries, would at least bring about roster cache if the game was played to start off the season. As of now, the Knicks are ferociously irrelevant and single-handily bring down the value of the matchup. The two late games, Houston and San Antonio followed by Golden State against the Clippers, won’t be entirely unwatchable, but would still have served better as day one excitement. It could’ve been the debuts of Dwight Howard as a member of the Rockets and Doc Rivers as coach of the Clippers, a solid season-opening storyline. Schedule-wise, having the season start on Christmas doesn’t have to be that big of a difficulty. With a Christmas Day opener, the season can just begin right as the NFL season is winding down and completely dominate the post football season. The meat of the NBA schedule would take place in the down months and only compete with early season baseball. I don’t even think it’s necessary for the season to be shortened under 82 games. It’s an easy fix. Simply move the playoffs to the perpetually down sports month of July and play the Finals the first week of August, right in line with NFL training camps. I can only suppose the reasoning behind not having Christmas Day is based on money in some way. Major decisions in sports always are. Christmas Day, behind all of the advertisements and anticipation, is an event NBA can bank on. Opening night, in any league, is inherently an event and will essentially markets itself. Consumers like me want to mash those two up together to get one awesome super-event. But splitting those two events stretches the opportunity to make money. Two is better then one. All that business mumbo-jumbo. It might not make practical business sense, but today should signify the start of the NBA season. I could use another reason to look forward to Dec. 25.

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South Coast players earn accolades THE WORLD North Bend was recognized for its outstanding soccer and football seasons with several Bulldogs earning allstate honors in ballotting of coaches. Both North Bend soccer teams had historic seasons, reaching the state semifinals for the first time. Ian Bream, the Far West League boys MVP, was chosen for the Class 4A first team. Two of North Bend’s girls also were named to the first team — league MVP McKenzie Edwards and Emma Powley. In football, Far West League defensive MVP

Mason Laird was a firstteam pick at linebacker and Cam Lucero was named to the first team at defensive back. Drew Matthews was a second-team pick at both receiver and defensive back, while defensive linemen Aaron Wagner and Zach Wallace and offensive lineman Joe Rutheford also were on the second team. Siuslaw defensive lineman Jeremiah Tupua was chosen for the second team, while tight end JB Dodson was an honorable mention pick. In Class 2A, Gold Beach’s Cole Walker was a first-team selection on the offensive

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Mason Laird was the Far West League’s defensive MVP for the second straight season. line. Brandon Adams was on the second team on both the offensive and defensive lines and Garrett Litterell was on the second team both at receiver and defensive back.

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Gabby White led Reedsport to second place in the state tournament.

Tight end Derek Carl was an honorable-mention selection along with linebacker Brandon Hensley. Reedsport’s volleyball team also was well-represented

after reaching the Class 2A state championship game. Gabby White was named to the first team and Kaylynn Hixenbaugh and libero Bailey Tymchuk were on the second

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Ian Bream led North Bend’s boys soccer team to new heights this fall.

Emma Powley helped North Bend reach the semifinals.

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McKenzie Edwards earned Far West League MVP honors for her play leading North Bend’s defense.

ALBY From Page B 1 She needed help with the most mundane tasks, such as getting her hands about her head to wash her hair. Once she got well enough to use her arms, Alby engineered ropes and straps to put around her feet so she could move positions in her bed. All the added stress made Alby lose 30 pounds in five months. He got skinny so fast, his friend started to worry he was on drugs. Alby had to pick up the slack at the house. Houseworking tedium like laundry and dishes, compounded with taking care of his essentially paralyzed wife became too much at times. “I was an emotional wreck,” Alby said. “It was stress, that’s what my life was like. It was so overwhelming and so emotional, I would just bawl.” hrough it all, Alby’s conscious kept reminding him of one thing: “I have no choice. I have two kids and a wife that needs me.” Even when he went to Las Vegas for a month in October, with a chance to win the national title and at least a good shot at finishing in the top 10, he flew home every week to visit his kids and take care of his wife. The night before his final race, he went to Coos Bay to give his kids, Marissa Rose and Rayce, a chance to trick or treat because his wife physically wasn’t able to. “Not many people get to prove their love for their partners and we both have. I think that is pretty special,” Judy said. As time has gone on, Judy has improved. She can walk now, but Alby described her legs as a “muted feel-

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team. Ruby Cardoso was an honorable mention selection. Marshfield’s Tracee Scott, the Far West League MVP, was a second-team pick in Class 4A.

Cam Lucero was a leader on North Bend’s defense in addition to being the Bulldogs quarterback.

like it was on a shorter budget than his all season. He beat racers he had followed as a fan before getting into racing. He’s faced five world champions and beat a couple of them. “It is surreal and it really hasn’t hit all the way,” Alby said. s the new season quickly approaches, Alby has a good idea of what he has to do. His first race of the 2014 season in Boise in April might be his most important. If he has a good showing, he’ll make the Jeggs All-Stars and get a chance to race in Chicago. Alby calls the Jeggs All-Stars an “honor and a privilege” he has admired since before he got into racing. It’s the By Alysha Beck, The World biggest thing he’s looking forward to Kory Alby recently won a National Hot Rod Association 2013 Super Stock Champion trophy, next year. He can win $5,000 for one ranking him No. 1 in his Northwest division class. weekend of racing. “It’s the respect. It’s a big deal,” ing,” like if her legs were crossed, she n’t well enough to make it to any Alby said. “You have to take those races, his first phone call is always to opportunities. That chance may couldn’t tell which foot was on top his wife. She’d always known by the never come again.” of the other. tone of the voice whether he won or She’s up to 109 pounds. She got On Jan. 11, Alby will head to lost. her driver’s license back. She still Seattle for the Division 6 banquet to “When I get that call, my stomstays in most of the time, but isn’t collect his trophy and give a speech. ach is always in a knot,” Judy said. close to the lows she was two years Seven years ago he went up with his “And when it’s a win, I get just as ago. buddy, Ken Stevens, to the same excited as him. I am not thinking “She’s came leaps and bounds,” banquet. It falls one day before the about anything other than let’s do Alby said. “I don’t think she could two-year anniversary of Judy’s diagthis again.” get much better than she is right nosis. But before getting off the phone, now.” Alby has a pretty good idea of Alby always needed one little vote of how the speech will go. He’ll thank Throughout the entire recovery, Judy never blinked an eye. The sup- confidence. The self-described Jarvis and tell the story of coming to superstitious racer wouldn’t hang up the banquet in 2007, as well as do port was always unconditional. until she would say, “I have my fin- the requisite sponsor thanking. “He wasn’t going to go. He was gers crossed.” going to stop racing for the season But right before he gets a two-tier “It was just our thing,” Alby said. trophy and a coat with his name and stay home and take care of me. He was willing to sacrifice his dream, If she didn’t say that, I wouldn’t let embossed on it, he has to thank the the dream that was already in motion, her off the phone.” most important fan he has. The ritual seemed to work. just for me,” Judy said. “ I couldn’t say “I don’t want to get too deep on For the 2013 season, Kory’s car fast enough that this sickness has and it; if I remotely think about the wife will ruin a lot of things, but it will not cost a total of $30,000. He raced and I’ll be in tears. I just want to thank beat a majority of cars that were ruin your dream.” her and hope that I made her proud,” Kory and Judy have a specific rit- $150,000-$200,000. Alby couldn’t Alby said. “It’s not going to be easy. ual after every race. Since Judy was- remember seeing a car that looked I’ll have to save it for the very end.”

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Army hires Monken WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Desperate to snap its long losing streak against its archrival, Army has hired former Navy assistant Jeff Monken as its 37th football coach. Monken spent the past four seasons at Georgia Southern after learning the triple-option offense under Paul Johnson during stints with the Middies and Georgia Tech. He posted a 38-16 record at Georgia Southern and helped guide the program’s transition to the Football Bowl Subdivision from the Football Championship Subdivision ranks. “I am honored and humbled by their trust in me to lead the West Point football program,” Monken said. “More than anyone else, I want to thank the men and women who have served and continue to serve our nation in the United States Army. I am proud to be your head football coach. I am anxious to get started. “ Monken replaces Rich Ellerson, who was fired last week after his fifth straight loss to Navy. “We want a successful head coach who understands the challenges of working at a service academy, one who could help us win immediately, and one who understands the importance of West Point’s mission. We found that in Jeff,” athletic director Boo Corrigan said.


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Winston takes top AP honor

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Winter of Winston continues for Florida State’s redshirt freshman quarterback. Jameis Winston is The Associated Press national player of the year, adding to his cadre of postseason Early Deadline accolades. Because of an early press He’s this time for the holiday, y e a r ’ s results of Tuesday games Heisman weren’t available. Visit Trophy winwww.theworldlink.com for ner, the a story on Oregon State’s Walter Camp bowl game Tuesday. national player of the year, the Davey O’Brien quarterback of the year and the Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year. Seminole football fans should send a thank you note to Florida State’s baseball program. If not for coach Mike Martin Sr. and one of his assistants, Mike Martin Jr., Winston — a two-sport athlete — might not be preparing to lead the No.1ranked Seminoles against No. 2 Auburn in the BCS championship game Jan. 6 with the opportunity to bring a third national title back to the Florida State campus. When Winston won the Heisman he thanked the usual cast of family, coach-

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Florida State’s Jameis Winston leaps over Duke’s Bryon Fields for a touchdown in the second half of the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship game on Dec. 7. es and teammates. Then there was the thanks to “Eleven” and “Meat.” Most of the country ignored the peculiar names, but Winston wouldn’t have attended Florida State without the warm relationship between football coach Jimbo Fisher and the Florida State baseball coaching staff. “Eleven” — otherwise known as baseball coach Martin Sr., who has led the program for 34 years, and “Meat” — Martin Jr. Martin Jr. was on a recruiting trip to watch Winston during his junior year of high school when he called to let Fisher know. Fisher actually had tape of Winston on his desk at the time and decided to put it in. About 30 minutes later, Fisher called Martin Jr. back and said, “Don’t let him get away.” Winston hit a game-winning home run that day. “Jimbo Fisher deserves the credit for

giving the young man the opportunity to display his talents in another sport,” Martin Sr. said. Just like the Heisman voting, Winston was a landslide winner in AP player of the year voting. He received 49 out of 56 votes cast by AP Top 25 college football poll voters. Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch received three votes. Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron got two votes. Boston College running back Andre Williams and Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard each received one vote. Winston is the first Florida State player to win the award, which has been handed out since 1998, and the first from the Atlantic Coast Conference. Winston will compete for the closer job for the No. 5-ranked Seminoles when baseball begins.

Stotts played in Europe and has always been intrigued by the international style of play. When Rick Carlisle brought Stotts on as an assistant with Dallas in 2008, he brought some of those ideas to the table and helped the Mavericks win the championship in 2011. “He has a great overall feel for the game,” Carlisle said. “He’s the best offensive coach I’ve ever been around.” Stotts credits his time in Dallas for helping crystalize his approach to being a coach. “We played a style in Dallas that I really liked,” Stotts said. “That really had as much of an impact on the coach that I am right now as compared to who I was in Milwaukee and Atlanta.” When Olshey hired Stotts before last season, several Portland players and many league observers were surprised by the move. Some pushed for interim head coach Kaleb Canales to get the job, but Stotts quickly won them over with a measured approach and playerfriendly offensive system. “You’re at your best when you’re not worried about what someone’s saying about your offensive game,” guard Wesley Matthews said. “There are structures and

guidelines, but he trusts us enough to make the right plays out there.” Lillard’s presence in crunch time has brought a new swagger to the group. The additions of Robin Lopez, Dorell Wright and Thomas Robinson have added depth and Aldridge is enjoying the best season of what has been a standout, if overlooked, career to this point. “He’s been instrumental,” Aldridge said of Stotts. “He came in and he changed the whole system. He’s instilled confidence in every player. He has us buying into playing defense this year and playing unselfish, and a lot of teams don’t play as unselfish as we are.” And now, after two false starts to begin his head coaching career, Stotts has the feeling that he’s finally found a home. “It’s definitely been special,” Stotts said. “You just feel like there’s no question it’s going in the right direction.” Carlisle is one of the few who doesn’t seem surprised that it happened this quickly. “Back in August of ‘12, there weren’t a lot of people clamoring to get the Portland Trail Blazers job,” Carlisle said. “In this league, you’re not just going to inherit a great job. You’ve got to take a tough situation and make it a good situation and that’s exactly what he’s done.”

Scoreboard On The Air Today NBA Basketball — Chicago at Brooklyn, 9 a.m., ESPN; Oklahoma City at New York, 11:30 a.m., ABC; Miami at Los Angeles Lakers, 2 p.m., ABC; Houston at San Antonio, 5 p.m., ESPN; Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State, 7:30 p.m., ESPN2. Men’s College Basketball — Diamond Head Classic consolation game, 3:30 p.m., ESPN2, and championship game, 5:30 p.m., ESPN2. Thursday, Dec. 26 High School Girls Basketball — North Salem at Marshfield, 7 p.m., KMHS (1420 AM). High School Boys Basketball — Junction City at Marshfield, 8:45 p.m., KMHS (91.3 FM). College Football — Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, Bowling Green vs. Pittsburgh, 3 p.m., ESPN; Poinsettia Bowl, Northern Illinois vs. Utah State, 6:30 p.m., ESPN. NBA Basketball — Memphis at Houston, 5 p.m., TNT; Los Angeles Clippers at Portland, 7:30 p.m., TNT and KHSN (1230 AM). Friday, Dec. 27 High School Girls Basketball — Marshfield vs. TBA, 1:45 p.m. or 8:45 p.m., KMHS (1420 AM). High School Boys Basketball — Marshfield vs. TBA, noon or 7 p.m., KMHS (91.3 FM). College Football — Military Bowl, Marshall vs. Maryland, 11:30 a.m., ESPN; Texas Bowl, Minnesota vs. Syracuse, 3 p.m., ESPN; Fight Hunger Bowl, BYU vs. Washington, 6:30 p.m., ESPN. Men’s College Basketball — Lafayette at Seton Hall, 5 p.m., Fox Sports 1. Speedskating — U.S. Olympic Trials, 5 p.m., NBC Sports Network.

Local Schedule Today No local events scheduled. Thursday, Dec. 26 High School Girls Basketball — Les Schwab South Coast Holiday Basketball Tournament at Marshfield: Coquille vs. North Eugene, noon; Roosevelt vs. Crescent Valley, 1:45 p.m.; Myrtle Point vs. Junction City, 3:30 p.m.; Marshfield vs. North Salem, 7 p.m.; Bandon at Oakland, 6:30 p.m. High School Boys Basketball — Les Schwab South Coast Holiday Basketball Tournament at Marshfield: North Bend vs. Lebanon, noon; North Eugene vs. McNary, 1:45 p.m.; Coquille vs. Molalla, 5:15 p.m.; Marshfield vs. Junction City, 8:45 p.m., TBA. Friday, Dec. 27 High School Girls Basketball — Coquille, North Eugene, Roosevelt, Crescent Valley, Myrtle Point, Junction City, North Salem and Marshfield at Les Schwab South Coast Holiday Basketball Tournament at Marshfield, TBA. High School Boys Basketball — North Bend, Lebanon, North Eugene, McNary, Coquille, Molalla, Junction City and Marshfield at Les Schwab South Coast Holiday Basketball Tournament at Marshfield, TBA; Bandon at Oakland, 8 p.m.; Myrtle Point vs. Pleasant Hill at Regis tournament, TBA. High School Wrestling — Marshfield at Sierra Nevada Classic, TBA.

Pro Football NFL AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA y-New England 11 4 0 .733 410 318 Miami 8 7 0 .533 310 315 N.Y. Jets 7 8 0 .467 270 380 Buffalo 6 9 0 .400 319 354 South W L T Pct PF PA y-Indianapolis 10 5 0 .667 361 326 6 9 0 .400 346 371 Tennessee Jacksonville 4 11 0 .267 237 419 Houston 2 13 0 .133 266 412 North W L T Pct PF PA y-Cincinnati 10 5 0 .667 396 288 Baltimore 8 7 0 .533 303 318 Pittsburgh 7 8 0 .467 359 363 Cleveland 4 11 0 .267 301 386 W L T Pct PF PA West y-Denver 12 3 0 .800 572 385 x-Kansas City 11 4 0 .733 406 278 San Diego 8 7 0 .533 369 324 Oakland 4 11 0 .267 308 419 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Philadelphia 9 6 0 .600 418 360 Dallas 8 7 0 .533 417 408 N.Y. Giants 6 9 0 .400 274 377 Washington 3 12 0 .200 328 458 South W L T Pct PF PA x-Carolina 11 4 0 .733 345 221 New Orleans 10 5 0 .667 372 287 Atlanta 4 11 0 .267 333 422 Tampa Bay 4 11 0 .267 271 347 North W L T Pct PF PA Chicago 8 7 0 .533 417 445 7 7 1 .500 384 400 Green Bay Detroit 7 8 0 .467 382 362 Minnesota 4 10 1 .300 377 467 West W L T Pct PF PA x-Seattle 12 3 0 .800 390 222 x-San Francisco 11 4 0 .733 383 252 Arizona 10 5 0 .667 359 301 St. Louis 7 8 0 .467 339 337 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Sunday, Dec. 29 Houston at Tennessee, 10 a.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 10 a.m.

Carolina at Atlanta, 10 a.m. Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 10 a.m. Washington at N.Y. Giants, 10 a.m. Baltimore at Cincinnati, 10 a.m. Jacksonville at Indianapolis, 10 a.m. N.Y. Jets at Miami, 10 a.m. Denver at Oakland, 1:25 p.m. Kansas City at San Diego, 1:25 p.m. St. Louis at Seattle, 1:25 p.m. San Francisco at Arizona, 1:25 p.m. Green Bay at Chicago, 1:25 p.m. Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 1:25 p.m. Buffalo at New England, 1:25 p.m. Philadelphia at Dallas, 5:30 p.m.

Team Statistics AFC OFFENSE Denver San Diego New England Cincinnati Houston Cleveland Pittsburgh Indianapolis Oakland Tennessee Kansas City Buffalo N.Y. Jets Miami Baltimore Jacksonville DEFENSE Cincinnati Houston Buffalo Baltimore Cleveland N.Y. Jets Pittsburgh Tennessee Oakland Indianapolis Miami Denver Kansas City San Diego New England Jacksonville

Yards 457.3 392.5 384.7 366.8 351.2 342.0 340.5 339.3 339.0 338.6 337.6 334.5 314.4 314.1 313.1 290.1 Yards 311.1 318.0 330.1 331.7 335.1 337.5 340.1 341.3 357.4 357.5 358.4 362.7 365.3 368.8 371.7 379.4

OFFENSE Philadelphia Detroit Green Bay New Orleans Chicago Washington Atlanta Minnesota Seattle Arizona Dallas San Francisco Carolina St. Louis N.Y. Giants Tampa Bay DEFENSE Seattle Carolina San Francisco New Orleans Arizona N.Y. Giants Tampa Bay Detroit St. Louis Washington Green Bay Atlanta Chicago Philadelphia Minnesota Dallas

Yards 420.7 401.9 395.4 394.9 384.3 377.6 345.5 344.2 343.7 337.3 336.3 320.3 319.1 314.6 309.5 276.1 Yards 281.3 300.9 305.9 306.7 313.6 337.7 340.0 346.7 350.1 359.1 374.1 385.8 389.3 392.7 408.0 418.6

Rush 116.6 118.6 119.9 109.6 111.9 86.9 84.2 110.9 129.1 116.2 127.5 142.5 133.6 89.9 85.4 81.2 Rush 99.8 120.5 119.7 105.1 110.7 88.0 118.0 115.3 106.9 130.7 122.9 104.1 115.8 105.5 131.7 135.2

Pass 340.7 273.9 264.8 257.2 239.3 255.1 256.3 228.4 209.9 222.4 210.1 191.9 180.8 224.2 227.7 208.9 Pass 211.3 197.5 210.4 226.7 224.4 249.5 222.1 225.9 250.5 226.9 235.5 258.6 249.5 263.3 240.0 244.2

Rush 161.9 115.3 131.7 91.7 113.8 138.2 78.1 127.1 138.5 97.1 96.5 141.2 126.1 115.9 80.7 102.5 Rush 107.5 87.7 96.8 114.1 84.5 110.1 110.9 94.8 102.3 109.8 125.3 135.9 161.5 107.5 113.6 127.9

Pass 258.7 286.7 263.7 303.2 270.5 239.4 267.5 217.1 205.2 240.2 239.7 179.1 192.9 198.7 228.8 173.7 Pass 173.8 213.2 209.1 192.7 229.1 227.5 229.1 251.9 247.7 249.3 248.8 249.9 227.8 285.2 294.4 290.7

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Individual Leaders AFC Quarterbacks Att P. Manning, DEN 631 P. Rivers, SND 511 Roethlisberger, PIT553 Dalton, CIN 550 Ale. Smith, KAN 509 Brady, NWE 604 Luck, IND 533 Tannehill, MIA 548 Fitzpatrick, TEN 326 Keenum, HOU 253 Att Rushers J. Charles, KAN 259 Ry. Mathews, SND 261 Moreno, DEN 235 Chr. Johnson, TEN 252 F. Jackson, BUF 193 Spiller, BUF 182 Ivory, NYJ 177 Be. Tate, HOU 181 L. Bell, PIT 224 Jones-Drew, JAX 221 No Receivers And. Johnson, HOU103 Ant. Brown, PIT 101 Edelman, NWE 96 A.. Green, CIN 94 Ke. Wright, TEN 89 De. Thomas, DEN 86 Decker, DEN 83 J. Gordon, CLE 80 Cameron, CLE 75 Hartline, MIA 74

Com 425 356 356 342 308 366 317 335 202 137 Yds 1287 1111 1015 950 836 822 814 771 770 764 Yds 1358 1412 991 1365 1029 1317 1261 1564 848 978

Yds 5211 4249 4082 4015 3313 4221 3540 3709 2288 1760 Avg 4.97 4.26 4.32 3.77 4.33 4.52 4.60 4.26 3.44 3.46 Avg 13.2 14.0 10.3 14.5 11.6 15.3 15.2 19.6 11.3 13.2

TD 51 29 27 31 23 24 22 23 14 9 LG 46 51 31 30t 59 77 69 60 43 48 LG 62t 56 44 82t 45 78t 61 95t 53 50

Int 10 10 12 16 8 10 9 14 11 6 TD 12 6 10 5 8 2 3 4 7 5 TD 5 8 6 10 2 12 10 9 7 4

Punters M. King, OAK Fields, MIA Lechler, HOU D. Colquitt, KAN Koch, BAL McAfee, IND Ry. Allen, NWE Quigley, NYJ Anger, JAX Huber, CIN Punt Returners Doss, BAL Ant. Brown, PIT Benjamin, CLE McCluster, KAN Edelman, NWE Br. Tate, CIN K. Martin, HOU Holliday, DEN Thigpen, MIA McKelvin, BUF Kickoff Returners Q. Demps, KAN Jac. Jones, BAL Holliday, DEN Todman, JAX K. Martin, HOU Br. Tate, CIN D. Reed, IND Cribbs, NYJ Ta. Jones, OAK Thigpen, MIA Touchdowns J. Charles, KAN Moreno, DEN De. Thomas, DEN Ju. Thomas, DEN Decker, DEN A.. Green, CIN Welker, DEN Ant. Brown, PIT Cotchery, PIT J. Gordon, CLE Kicking Gostkowski, NWE M. Prater, DEN Novak, SND J. Tucker, BAL Vinatieri, IND D. Carpenter, BUF Suisham, PIT Folk, NYJ Succop, KAN Sturgis, MIA

No Yds LG Avg 79 3878 66 49.1 80 3906 74 48.8 83 3960 65 47.7 82 3776 65 46.0 84 3853 69 45.9 71 3262 60 45.9 74 3386 65 45.8 67 3068 67 45.8 90 4108 61 45.6 66 2982 75 45.2 No Yds Avg LG 23 359 15.6 82t 29 388 13.4 67t 22 257 11.7 79t 57 654 11.5 89t 33 367 11.1 43 31 301 9.7 43 39 345 8.8 87t 31 271 8.7 81t 31 237 7.6 34 32 180 5.6 21 No Yds Avg LG 30 892 29.7 95t 25 723 28.9 77t 28 775 27.7 105t 24 662 27.6 59 33 864 26.2 50 32 835 26.1 71 24 590 24.6 39 20 490 24.5 42 24 572 23.8 41 36 840 23.3 50 Scoring TD Rush Rec Ret 19 12 7 0 12 10 2 0 12 0 12 0 12 0 12 0 10 0 10 0 10 0 10 0 10 0 10 0 9 0 8 1 9 0 9 0 9 0 9 0 PAT FG LG 42-42 34-37 54 71-71 23-24 64 39-39 32-35 50 26-26 35-38 61 31-31 32-37 52 30-30 31-34 55 37-37 28-30 48 25-25 31-33 54 49-49 21-26 51 32-32 26-34 54

Paul, WAS

TD 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 TD 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Pts 114 72 72 72 60 60 60 54 54 54 Pts 144 140 135 131 127 123 121 118 112 110

NFC Quarterbacks Att Foles, PHL 291 J. McCown, CHI 224 A. Rodgers, GBY 251 Brees, NOR 619 R. Wilson, SEA 384 Romo, DAL 535 S. Bradford, STL 262 Kaepernick, SNF 382 C. Newton, CAR 446 611 M. Ryan, ATL Att Rushers L. McCoy, PHL 287 A. Peterson, MIN 279 267 Forte, CHI A. Morris, WAS 260 M. Lynch, SEA 278 Gore, SNF 263 Lacy, GBY 263 D. Murray, DAL 200 Re. Bush, DET 209 Stacy, STL 235 Receivers No Garcon, WAS 107 B. Marshall, CHI 94 Jeffery, CHI 86 De. Bryant, DAL 85 Cal. Johnson, DET 84 J. Graham, NOR 81 De. Jackson, PHL 79 Gonzalez, ATL 79 Douglas, ATL 78 Boldin, SNF 76 Punters No A. Lee, SNF 73 Nortman, CAR 64 Morstead, NOR 57 Weatherford, NYG 83 S. Martin, DET 65 Bosher, ATL 63 Hekker, STL 71 Zastudil, ARI 75 Chr. Jones, DAL 74 Donn. Jones, PHL 77 Punt Returners No Sherels, MIN 19 Hyde, GBY 23 Ginn Jr., CAR 23 G. Tate, SEA 49 Page, TAM 23 L. James, SNF 20 Ta. Austin, STL 33 R. Randle, NYG 29 Sproles, NOR 28 Spurlock, DET 22 Kickoff Returners No C. Patterson, MIN 40 Dw. Harris, DAL 26 Hester, CHI 47 Page, TAM 19 Hyde, GBY 21 Ginn Jr., CAR 24 J. Rodgers, ATL 25 Arenas, ARI 20

Com Yds 186 2628 149 1829 168 2218 422 4781 242 3185 342 3828 159 1687 222 2887 277 3230 411 4235 Yds Avg 1476 5.14 1266 4.54 1229 4.60 1213 4.67 1160 4.17 1114 4.24 1112 4.23 1073 5.37 974 4.66 958 4.08 Yds Avg 1290 12.1 1221 13.0 1341 15.6 1134 13.3 1492 17.8 1144 14.1 1304 16.5 803 10.2 1009 12.9 1030 13.6 Yds LG 3546 62 3052 72 2698 61 3919 68 3044 72 2924 63 3272 64 3418 60 3356 62 3444 70 Yds Avg 258 13.6 296 12.9 283 12.3 587 12.0 251 10.9 206 10.3 280 8.5 237 8.2 194 6.9 145 6.6 Yds Avg 1342 33.6 792 30.5 1315 28.0 479 25.2 513 24.4 564 23.5 575 23.0 446 22.3

TD 25 13 15 35 25 31 14 19 22 24 LG 57t 78t 55 45t 43 51 60 43 39 40t LG 53t 44 80t 79 87 56t 61t 25 80t 43 Avg 48.6 47.7 47.3 47.2 46.8 46.4 46.1 45.6 45.4 44.7 LG 86t 93t 41 71 52 40 98t 32 28 57 LG 109t 90 80 44 70 38 34 46

Int 2 1 4 12 9 10 4 8 12 16 TD 9 10 7 7 11 9 10 9 4 7 TD 5 11 7 12 12 15 9 8 2 6

TD 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 TD 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Touchdowns J. Graham, NOR M. Lynch, SEA De. Bryant, DAL Ve. Davis, SNF Cal. Johnson, DET B. Marshall, CHI A. Peterson, MIN Fitzgerald, ARI Lacy, GBY L. McCoy, PHL Kicking Hauschka, SEA Crosby, GBY P. Dawson, SNF D. Bailey, DAL Feely, ARI Gould, CHI Walsh, MIN Gano, CAR Zuerlein, STL Henery, PHL

20 411 20.6 Scoring TD Rush Rec 15 0 15 13 11 2 12 0 12 12 0 12 12 0 12 11 0 11 11 10 1 10 0 10 10 10 0 10 9 1 PAT FG 41-41 31-33 39-39 31-35 42-42 29-32 46-46 25-27 35-35 28-32 41-42 26-29 41-42 26-30 39-39 24-27 34-34 25-27 42-42 22-27

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Ret 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 LG 53 57 55 53 52 58 54 55 54 51

Pts 90 78 72 72 72 70 66 60 60 60 Pts 134 132 129 121 119 119 119 111 109 108

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 (6-6) vs. Boise State (8-4), late Thursday, Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl Bowling Green (10-3) vs. Pittsburgh (6-6), 3 p.m. (ESPN) Poinsettia Bowl Northern Illinois (12-1) vs. Utah State (8-5), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Dec. 27 Military Bowl Marshall (9-4) vs. Maryland (7-5), 11:30 a.m. (ESPN) Texas Bowl Minnesota (8-4) vs. Syracuse (6-6), 3 p.m. (ESPN) Fight Hunger Bowl BYU (8-4) vs. Washington (8-4), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Dec. 28 Pinstripe Bowl Notre Dame (8-4) vs. Rutgers (6-6), 9 a.m. (ESPN) Belk Bowl Cincinnati (9-3) vs. North Carolina (6-6), 12:20 p.m. (ESPN) Russell Athletic Bowl Miami (9-3) vs. Louisville (11-1), 3:45 p.m. (ESPN) Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Kansas State (7-5) vs. Michigan (7-5), 7:15 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl Middle Tennessee (8-4) vs. Navy (7-4), 8:45 a.m. (ESPN) Music City Bowl Mississippi (7-5) vs. Georgia Tech (7-5), 12:15 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl Oregon (10-2) vs. Texas (8-4), 3:45 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl Arizona State (10-3) vs. Texas Tech (7-5), 7:15 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Dec. 31 AdvoCare V100 Bowl Arizona (7-5) vs. Boston College (7-5), 9:30 a.m. (ESPN) Sun Bowl Virginia Tech (8-4) vs. UCLA (9-3), 11 a.m. (CBS) Liberty Bowl Rice (9-3) vs. Mississippi State (6-6), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-fil-A Bowl Texas A&M (8-4) vs. Duke (10-3), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl UNLV (7-5) vs. North Texas (8-4), 9 a.m. (ESPNU) Gator Bowl Nebraska (8-4) vs. Georgia (8-4), 9 a.m. (ESPN2) Capital One Bowl Wisconsin (9-3) vs. South Carolina (10-2), 10 a.m. (ABC) Outback Bowl Iowa (8-4) vs. LSU (9-3), 10 a.m. (ESPN) Rose Bowl Stanford (11-2) vs. Michigan State (12-1), 2 p.m. (ESPN) Fiesta Bowl Baylor (11-1) vs. UCF (11-1), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl Alabama (11-1) vs. Oklahoma (10-2), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Friday, Jan. 3 Orange Bowl Ohio State (12-1) vs. Clemson (10-2), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Cotton Bowl Missouri (11-2) vs. Oklahoma State (10-2), 4:30 p.m. (FOX) Saturday, Jan. 4 BBVA Compass Bowl Vanderbilt (8-4) vs. Houston (8-4), 10 a.m. (ESPN) Sunday, Jan. 5 GoDaddy.com Bowl Arkansas State (7-5) vs. Ball State (10-2), 6 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 6 BCS National Championship Florida State (13-0) vs. Auburn (12-1), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Pro Basketball NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Toronto 11 15 .423 Boston 12 17 .414 New York 9 18 .333 Brooklyn 9 18 .333 Philadelphia 8 20 .286 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 21 6 .778 Atlanta 15 13 .536 Charlotte 14 15 .483 Washington 12 13 .480 Orlando 8 20 .286 Central Division W L Pct Indiana 23 5 .821 Detroit 14 16 .467 Chicago 10 16 .385 10 17 .370 Cleveland Milwaukee 6 22 .214 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 22 6 .786 Houston 18 11 .621 Dallas 16 12 .571 New Orleans 12 14 .462 Memphis 12 15 .444 Northwest Division W L Pct Portland 23 5 .821 22 5 .815 Oklahoma City Denver 14 13 .519 Minnesota 13 15 .464 Utah 8 23 .258 Pacific Division W L Pct 20 9 .690 L.A. Clippers Phoenix 17 10 .630 Golden State 16 13 .552 L.A. Lakers 13 15 .464 Sacramento 8 19 .296 Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games Chicago at Brooklyn, 9 a.m. Oklahoma City at New York, 11:30 a.m. Miami at L.A. Lakers, 2 p.m. Houston at San Antonio, 5 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26 Atlanta at Cleveland, 4 p.m. Memphis at Houston, 5 p.m. San Antonio at Dallas, 5:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Portland, 7:30 p.m.

GB — 1/2 2 1/2 2 1/2 4 GB — 6 1/2 8 8 13 1/2 GB — 10 12 12 1/2 17 GB — 4 1/2 6 9 9 1/2 GB — 1/2 8 1/2 10 16 1/2 GB — 2 4 6 1/2 11

Team Statistics

Indiana Chicago Charlotte San Antonio Boston Miami Memphis New York Oklahoma City Golden State L.A. Clippers Toronto Washington Atlanta

G 28 29 27 28 29 27 27 28 28 26 29 28 28 30 27 27 28 26 25 28 27 28 27 29 27 27 31 28 29 26

Pts 3035 3083 2853 2956 3047 2829 2803 2906 2893 2673 2972 2868 2865 3024 2713 2691 2785 2581 2479 2762 2636 2705 2578 2754 2564 2537 2874 2592 2680 2386

Avg 108.4 106.3 105.7 105.6 105.1 104.8 103.8 103.8 103.3 102.8 102.5 102.4 102.3 100.8 100.5 99.7 99.5 99.3 99.2 98.6 97.6 96.6 95.5 95.0 95.0 94.0 92.7 92.6 92.4 91.8

G 28 26 29 28 29 27 27 27 27 29 29 26 25 28

Pts 2502 2425 2713 2673 2809 2620 2623 2644 2662 2873 2873 2585 2499 2804

Avg 89.4 93.3 93.6 95.5 96.9 97.0 97.1 97.9 98.6 99.1 99.1 99.4 100.0 100.1

27 28 27 28 31 27 30 28 28 29 27 26 28 28 27 28

2704 100.1 2806 100.2 2712 100.4 2823 100.8 3148 101.5 2745 101.7 3051 101.7 2859 102.1 2866 102.4 2971 102.4 2769 102.6 2669 102.7 2875 102.7 2896 103.4 2798 103.6 3127 111.7

Individual Leaders Scoring Durant, OKC Anthony, NYK Love, MIN James, MIA George, IND Curry, GOL Harden, HOU Aldridge, POR Cousins, SAC Afflalo, ORL Westbrook, OKC Lillard, POR Nowitzki, DAL Irving, CLE DeRozan, TOR Griffin, LAC Ellis, DAL Martin, MIN Wall, WAS Thompson, GOL FG Percentage Jordan, LAC Drummond, DET Johnson, TOR James, MIA Howard, HOU Hill, LAL Lopez, Bro Horford, ATL Wade, MIA Diaw, SAN Rebounds Love, MIN Howard, HOU Jordan, LAC Drummond, DET Vucevic, ORL Aldridge, POR Cousins, SAC Bogut, GOL Griffin, LAC Lee, GOL Assists Paul, LAC Curry, GOL Wall, WAS Jennings, DET Holiday, NOR Teague, ATL Rubio, MIN Lawson, DEN Blake, LAL Lowry, TOR

Team Offense Portland Houston Oklahoma City Minnesota L.A. Clippers Miami Phoenix Dallas San Antonio New Orleans Golden State Philadelphia Atlanta Detroit Denver Sacramento L.A. Lakers Toronto Washington Indiana Brooklyn Orlando Cleveland Boston New York Memphis Utah Milwaukee Charlotte Chicago Team Defense

Denver Milwaukee Phoenix Orlando Utah Cleveland Detroit Portland Dallas Houston Brooklyn New Orleans Minnesota L.A. Lakers Sacramento Philadelphia

G 27 27 27 27 28 26 23 28 26 27 24 28 27 27 26 29 28 26 25 29

FG 241 251 231 252 228 215 168 268 214 206 185 188 212 211 197 230 209 168 177 208

FT 228 167 171 147 140 104 168 111 158 118 116 140 116 112 123 141 136 136 106 61

FG 111 179 132 252 191 107 129 227 157 115

FGA 172 288 219 421 324 183 229 403 290 213

PCT .645 .622 .603 .599 .590 .585 .563 .563 .541 .540

G OFF 27 103 29 105 29 121 30 157 24 73 28 69 26 75 28 78 29 68 29 83

DEF 271 280 259 218 201 240 207 219 237 205

G 28 26 25 28 26 28 28 25 21 26

AVG 11.3 9.2 9.1 8.1 8.1 8.0 8.0 7.8 7.7 7.0

AST 317 239 228 228 211 225 225 194 162 181

PTS 759 709 700 686 670 621 549 647 586 592 519 603 580 580 546 606 576 525 490 565

AVG 28.1 26.3 25.9 25.4 23.9 23.9 23.9 23.1 22.5 21.9 21.6 21.5 21.5 21.5 21.0 20.9 20.6 20.2 19.6 19.5

TOT 374 385 380 375 274 309 282 297 305 288

AVG 13.9 13.3 13.1 12.5 11.4 11.0 10.8 10.6 10.5 9.9

Hockey NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 37 25 10 2 52 106 77 Tampa Bay 37 23 11 3 49 106 87 Montreal 38 22 13 3 47 96 84 Detroit 39 17 13 9 43 99 108 Toronto 39 18 16 5 41 106 113 Ottawa 39 15 17 7 37 111 126 38 14 19 5 33 88 123 Florida Buffalo 37 10 24 3 23 66 105 Metropolitan GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 39 27 11 1 55 121 88 Washington 37 19 14 4 42 117 112 Philadelphia 37 17 16 4 38 93 104 N.Y. Rangers 38 18 18 2 38 88 102 New Jersey 38 15 16 7 37 92 99 Columbus 37 16 17 4 36 101 106 Carolina 37 14 15 8 36 86 105 N.Y. Islanders 38 11 20 7 29 96 129 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 39 26 7 6 58 145 107 St. Louis 36 24 7 5 53 128 85 Colorado 36 23 10 3 49 106 88 Minnesota 39 20 14 5 45 88 96 Dallas 36 18 12 6 42 106 107 39 16 18 5 37 103 116 Winnipeg Nashville 37 16 17 4 36 85 109 GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pacific Anaheim 39 27 7 5 59 127 98 Los Angeles 38 25 9 4 54 106 76 San Jose 37 23 8 6 52 121 94 Vancouver 39 22 11 6 50 106 93 Phoenix 36 19 10 7 45 111 110 Calgary 37 14 17 6 34 95 118 Edmonton 39 12 24 3 27 101 135 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled Wednesday’s Games No games scheduled Thursday’s Games No games scheduled


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