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Delphos, Ohio and $450,000 for married couples. Investment taxes would increase for people who fall in the new top tax bracket. High-income families will also pay higher taxes this year as part of Obama’s 2010 health care law. As part of that law, a new 3.8 percent tax is being imposed on investment income for individuals making more than $200,000 a year and couples making more than $250,000. Together, the new tax package and Obama’s health care law will produce significant tax increases for many high-income families. For 2013, households making between $500,000 and $1 million would get an average tax increase of $14,812, according to the Tax Policy Center analysis. Households making more than $1 million would get an average tax increase of $170,341. “If you’re rich, you’re almost certain to get a big tax increase,” Williams said.
Despite deal, taxes to rise for most Americans
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER The Associated Press WASHINGTON — While the tax package that Congress passed New Year’s Day will protect 99 percent of Americans from an income tax increase, most of them will still end up paying more federal taxes in 2013. That’s because the legislation did nothing to prevent a temporary reduction in the Social Security payroll tax from expiring. In 2012, that 2-percentage-point cut in the payroll tax was worth about $1,000 to a worker making $50,000 a year. The Tax Policy Center, a nonpartisan Washington research group, estimates that 77 percent of American households will face higher federal taxes in 2013 under the agreement negotiated between President Barack Obama and Senate Republicans. High-income families will feel the biggest tax increases, but many middle- and low-income families will pay higher taxes too. Households making between $40,000 and $50,000 will face an average tax increase of $579 in 2013, according to the Tax Policy Center’s analysis. Households making between $50,000 and $75,000 will face an average tax increase of $822. “For most people, it’s just the payroll tax,” said Roberton Williams, a senior fellow at the Tax Policy Center. The tax increases could be a lot higher. A huge package of tax cuts first enacted under President George W. Bush was scheduled to expire Tuesday as part of the “fiscal cliff.” The Bush-era tax cuts lowered taxes for families at every income level, reduced investment taxes and the estate tax, and enhanced a number of tax credits, including a $1,000-per-child credit. The package passed Tuesday by
“For most people, it’s just the payroll tax ... If you’re rich, you’re almost certain to get a big tax increase.”
— Roberton Williams, senior fellow at the Tax Policy Center the Senate and House extends most the Bush-era tax cuts for individuals making less than $400,000 and married couples making less than $450,000. Obama said the deal “protects 98 percent of Americans and 97 percent of small business owners from a middle-class tax hike. While neither Democrats nor Republicans got everything they wanted, this agreement is the right thing to do for our country.”
Churches partner for ‘Year of Faith’ presentations
Paulding County plans to demolish historic jail
By NANCY WHITAKER Progress Staff Writer HazCorp took samples of various materials and determined there was no asbestos in their sampling. The piping in the basement, which houses the mechanical systems and pipes, was determined to be of another material; the report said that is was quite possible that abatement was performed in the past to remove any asbestos. “We have already met with the Paulding County engineer about handling the demolition for us. This will save the county and general fund money by using the engineer’s office,” Zartman said. County Engineer Travis McGarvey confirmed that he had met with the commissioners and it was something his department would do; however, he does not have a certain time frame as to when they would begin. “It is possible that we could get started on the demolition by the middle of January,” Zartman reported. “It depends a lot on the weather. Last year we had a mild winter. If we have another winter like that, there won’t be a lot of snow to plow and the employees can be working on the jail.” Zartman also commented that tearing down the jail would save the taxpayers money as the jail was an added expense to the county. According to reports, the county pays approximately $1,000 per year for electricity and the cost to mow the property is $500. Insurance costs were not immediately available. Because the project is still
The income threshold covers more than 99 percent of all households, exceeding Obama’s claim, according to the Tax Policy Center. However, the increase in payroll taxes will hit nearly every wage earner. Social Security is financed by a 12.4 percent tax on wages up to $113,700, with employers paying half and workers paying the other half. Obama and Congress reduced the share paid by workers from 6.2 percent to 4.2 percent for 2011 and 2012, saving a typical family about $1,000 a year. Obama pushed hard to enact the payroll tax cut for 2011 and to extend it through 2012. But it was never fully embraced by either party, and this time around, there was general agreement to let it expire. The new tax package would increase the income tax rate from 35 percent to 39.6 percent on income above $400,000 for individuals
PAULDING — Another historic building in Paulding is slated to hit the ground as St. John the Evangelist and county commissioners have St. John the Baptist Catholic taken steps toward demolishchurches are partnering to ing the old jail building on educate parishioners on the South Williams Street. Sacraments of the Catholic The jail was built in 1876 Church for the “Year of Faith.” and operated continuously Monthly presentations will until a new facility opened in be held with the churches 2007. The building has been taking turns hosting them. empty for the past five years, The first speaker is the used only for county storage. Rev. David Ross at 7:30 Plans call for it to be p.m. Jan. 28 at St. John the demolished as soon as midBaptist Church in Landeck. January using county engiHe will talk about baptism. neer’s department’s employThe rest of the schedees. ule is as follows: A spokesman from the Penance — the Rev. Chris commissioner’s office said Bohnsack at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Delphos Annex; that the decision to tear down Confirmation — the the jail was mutually agreed Rev. Timothy Ferris at upon by the commissioners. 7:30 p.m. April 1 at the No vote was taken. church in Landeck; The project has been in Holy Order — the Rev. the works for over a year to Mel Verhoff at 7:30 p.m. May determine what to do with the 13 at the Delphos Annex; old jail. The commissioners Holy Eucharist — decided it was more costRev. Chris Bohnsack at effective to demolish it. Also, 7:30 p.m. June 3 at the Commissioner Tony Zartman church in Landeck; and indicated that the commisAnointing of the sioners had been trying to sell Sick — the Rev. Charles the old jail and that no one Obinwa at 7:30 p.m. July had expressed an interest in buying it. Zartman also said that the former jail was a liability to the county and they did not Any girl at St. John’s want another building expeElementary School in grades rience such as the old Hotel K-6 who has not turned in Barnes, which was destroyed a Mini Cheer Camp form in a fire in January. and wishes to attend can “We have already had the turn in a form to the grade building checked for asbesschool office by Thursday. tos and it was clear,” noted No forms will be Zartman. The asbestos study accepted after Thursday. Contact Tricia Patton at 419- was done in February 2012 303-5376 for more information. by HazCorp, a Toledo-based company.
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The 1876 Paulding County Jail is scheduled to be razed soon, according to the county commissioners. (Paudling Progess file photo) in the planning stages there is no cost estimate available on leveling the structure. Funding for the demolition will be taken out of the general fund, the same fund used to pay insurance and for the upkeep. Zartman also commented that in addition to being an added expense, it is a potential safety hazard. Zartman said they do not want any groups or individuals going into the building for tours or to remove anything because they did not want anyone to get hurt. The John Paulding Historical Society was contacted to see if they wanted anything from the old building before it was demolished. Les Weidenhamer of the historical society said that the group would like at least one of the ornate lentils on the structure. He said that he would like to take materials from the front doorway and make a type of memorial and list all the names of the Paulding sheriffs. Plans for the property, once cleared, is to sell it with the hope that the land will be used commercially and attract a new business.
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Brain image study: Fructose may spur overeating
The Associated Press Table sugar is sucrose, which is half fructose, half glucose. High-fructose corn syrup is 55 percent fructose and 45 percent glucose. Some nutrition experts say this sweetener may pose special risks, but others and the industry reject that claim. And doctors say we eat too much sugar in all forms. For the study, scientists used magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, scans to track blood flow in the brain in 20 young, normal-weight people before and after they had drinks containing glucose or fructose in two sessions several weeks apart. Scans showed that drinking glucose “turns off or suppresses the activity of areas of the brain that are critical for reward and desire for food,” said one study leader, Yale University endocrinologist Dr. Robert Sherwin. With fructose, “we don’t see those changes,” he said. “As a result, the desire to eat continues — it isn’t turned off.” What’s convincing, said Dr. Jonathan Purnell, an endocrinologist at Oregon Health & Science University, is that the imaging results mirrored how hungry the people said they felt, as well as what earlier studies found in animals. “It implies that fructose, at least with regards to promoting food intake and weight gain, is a bad actor compared to glucose,” said Purnell. He wrote a commentary that appears with the federally funded study in today’s Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers now are testing obese people to see if they react the same way to fructose and glucose as the normal-weight people in this study did. What to do? Cook more at home and limit processed foods containing fructose and high-fructose corn syrup, Purnell suggested. “Try to avoid the sugar-sweetened beverages. It doesn’t mean you can’t ever have them,” but control their size and how often they are consumed, he said. A second study in the journal suggests that only severe obesity carries a high death risk — and that a few extra pounds might even provide a
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This is your brain on sugar — for real. Scientists have used imaging tests to show for the first time that fructose, a sugar that saturates the American diet, can trigger brain changes that may lead to overeating. After drinking a fructose beverage, the brain doesn’t register the feeling of being full as it does when simple glucose is consumed, researchers found. It’s a small study and does not prove that fructose or its relative, high-fructose corn syrup, can cause obesity, but experts say it adds evidence they may play a role. These sugars often are added to processed foods and beverages, and consumption has risen dramatically since the 1970s along with obesity. A third of U.S. children and teens and more than two-thirds of adults are obese or overweight. All sugars are not equal — even though they contain the same amount of calories — because they are metabolized differently in the body.
survival advantage. However, independent experts say the methods are too flawed to make those claims. The study comes from a federal researcher who drew controversy in 2005 with a report that found thin and normal-weight people had a slightly higher risk of death than those who were overweight. Many experts criticized that work, saying the researcher — Katherine Flegal of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — painted a misleading picture by including smokers and people with health problems ranging from cancer to heart disease. Those people tend to weigh less and therefore make pudgy people look healthy by comparison. Flegal’s new analysis bolsters her original one, by assessing nearly 100 other studies covering almost 2.9 million people around the world. She again concludes that very obese people had the highest risk of death but that overweight people had a 6 percent lower mortality rate than thinner people. She also concludes that See FRUCTOSE, page 2
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Ohio traffic deaths rise in 2012 after record low
By KANTELE FRANKO The Associated Press COLUMBUS — The number of people killed on Ohio roads increased in 2012 compared with the previous year’s record low, even as troopers from the State Highway Patrol made thousands more stops for drug violations, impaired driving and other problems. The patrol reported at least 1,056 deaths in 962 fatal crashes during the past year, up from 1,015 deaths in 2011, which was the lowest total since recordkeeping began in 1936. Hamilton, Mercer, Trumbull and Warren counties each had at least 10 more traffic fatalities in 2012 than in the previous year, according to preliminary data. Patrol spokeswoman Lt. Anne Ralston said it’s too soon to understand the reasons for the increase in deaths, though she noted SWABI, Pakistan (AP) — Hundreds of villagers in northwest Pakistan turned out today to bury five female teachers and two health workers who were gunned down a day earlier by militants in what may have been the latest in a series of attacks targeting anti-polio efforts in the country. The seven had worked at a community center in the town of Swabi that included a primary school and a medical clinic that vaccinated children against polio. Some militants oppose the vaccination campaigns, accusing health workers of acting as spies for the U.S. and alleging the vaccine is intended to make Muslim children sterile. As mourners carried the coffins through the town for burial today, family and friends expressed horror that such an attack had struck their community. “I told her many times at home ‘be careful as we are poor people and take care of yourself all the time,”’ said that an increase during the first half of the year reflected a similar trend at the national level. Ohio also has at least 45 unconfirmed crash fatalities, which include those that remain under investigation and may not ultimately be ruled traffic deaths. That makes the potential total about 1,100 fatalities for the year. The final number, to be released later after ongoing investigations wrap up, is likely to fall somewhere between the number of confirmed deaths and the possible total. “If one person is dying on our roadways, we still have work to do,” Ralston said. Compared with 2011, troopers made about 1,500 more arrests for drug violations and over 800 more arrests for impaired driving in 2012, according to preliminary data. They also issued about 7,500 more citations for seat belt use and used three regional Fazal Dad, whose daughter was among the seven killed. “And always in response she said: ‘Father, if I am not guilty no one can harm me.”’ The group was on their way home from the community center where they were employed by a non-governmental organization when their vehicle was attacked Tuesday. The four militants on motorcycles spared the young son of one of the women who was riding in the van, pulling him from the vehicle before spraying it with bullets. The driver survived and was being treated at a Peshawar hospital. There has been no claim of responsibility, and police have not made any arrests. The director of the NGO said he suspected the attack might have been retribution for the group’s work helping vaccinate Pakistani children against polio. Javed Akhtar said the community group has suspended its operations throughout the province. He called the move “temporary”
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squads to specifically target crash-causing violations. Col. John Born, the patrol’s superintendent, said the agency was “seeing positive results” from troopers’ work to get dangerous drivers off the roads. Hoping to lower the number of traffic fatalities below 1,000, the patrol this year plans to continue its focus on impaired driving and high-visibility enforcement efforts, such as checkpoints targeting impaired drivers and “All-Out” days that send all its officers on patrol for a day. Ohio also plans to step up its investigations into the source of drugs or alcohol suspected of causing serious wrecks. Troopers will aim to identify impaired drivers, and state investigative agents will be looking for possible criminal violations stemming from the source of the drugs or alcohol involved. but said he did not know when they would resume their work. Many local residents view the girls’ primary school and medical clinic run by the NGO at the community center as saviors for the community’s poor. Now many are worried about what will happen if those services are cut off. Gul Afzal Khan, a villager whose children studied at a community center run by the group, said the attack was a big loss. “What is their crime?” he asked. “They were just giving free education and health assistance to our children.” The attack also was another reminder of the risks to women educators and aid workers from Islamic militants who oppose their work. Last month, nine people working on an anti-polio vaccination campaign were shot and killed. Four of those shootings were in the northwest where Tuesday’s attack took place.
High temperature Tuesday in Delphos was 32 degrees, low was 17. High a year ago today was 31, low was 21. Record high for today is 56, set in 2000. Record low is -7, set in 1945. WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county The Associated Press TONIGHT: Mostly clear through midnight then becoming partly cloudy. Lows 10 to 15. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Wind chills 2 below to 8 above zero. THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow showers. Highs in the upper 20s. West winds 15 to 20 mph. Wind chills 2 below to 8 above zero in the morning. THURSDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy through midnight then becoming partly cloudy. Lows around 15. West winds 15 to 20 mph. Wind chills 1 below to 9 above zero. EXTENDED FORECAST FRIDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 20s. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph. FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY: Mostly clear. Lows 15 to 20. Highs around 30. SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 30s. Lows around 20. MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: Mostly clear. Highs in the mid 30s. Lows in the mid 20s.
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3 Ohio cities report first homicides of 2013
DAYTON (AP) — At least three Ohio cities have reported their first homicides of 2013. Cleveland police reported that a man was gunned down on the porch of a home on the city’s east side at about 3 a.m. Tuesday. His name hasn’t been released, and no arrests have been made. The first slaying in the city of Dayton also likely occurred in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day. Police say they found 30-year-old Bradley Thompson dead of gunshot wounds in a home. Multiple shots were heard in the area, but there have been no arrests. In Toledo, police said a 23-year-old woman was fatally stabbed during a melee in a bar early on New Year’s Day. They said Christina Henderson died from a stab wound to the neck.
By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, Jan. 2, the second day of 2013. There are 363 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 2, 1788, Georgia became the fourth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. On this date: In 1893, the U.S. Postal Service issued its first commemorative stamp to honor the World’s Columbian Expedition and the quadricentennial of Christopher Columbus’ voyage. In 1900, Secretary of State John Hay announced the “Open Door Policy” to facilitate trade with China. In 1935, Bruno Hauptmann went on trial in Flemington, N.J., on charges of kidnapping and murdering the 20-monthold son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh. (Hauptmann was found guilty, and executed.)
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In 1942, the Philippine capital of Manila was captured by Japanese forces during World War II. In 1959, the Soviet Union launched its space probe Luna 1, the first manmade object to fly past the moon, its apparent intended target. In 1960, Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts launched his successful bid for the presidency. In 1971, 66 people were killed in a pileup of spectators leaving a soccer match at Ibrox (EYE’-brox) Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland. In 1974, President Richard M. Nixon signed legislation requiring states to limit highway speeds to 55 miles an hour. (Federal speed limits were abolished in 1995). In 1981, police in Sheffield, England, arrested Peter Sutcliffe, who confessed to being the “Yorkshire Ripper,” the serial killer of 13 women.
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban today likened the planned withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan to America’s pullout from Vietnam, calling it a “declare victory and run” strategy. A statement from the militant group said the ongoing transfer of security operations from U.S. troops to Afghan forces was merely a retreat similar to the American withdrawal from South Vietnam prior to the communist victory there in 1975. American-led NATO troops are scheduled to pull out of Afghanistan by the end of 2014, although the U.S. will leave a residual force behind and other NATO countries have pledged continuing support of the Kabul government. “They want to flee from Afghanistan just as they turned tail and ran from Vietnam,” the Taliban statement said. “When America faced utter destruction in Vietnam, they came up with the formula ‘declare victory and run’ and want to utilize the formula of ‘transfer security and run’ here in Afghanistan.” The United States withdrew is combat troops from South Vietnam in 1973, leaving South Vietnamese forces to face the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong who marched into the capital, Saigon, two years later.
Oct. 31, 1936 - Dec. 20, 2012 Patricia Ann Baldauf, 76, of Van Wert, passed away at 11:35 p.m. on Dec. 20 at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center. She was born on Oct. 31, 1936, in Van Wert to Harry Paul and Charlotte L. (Thatcher) Semer, who preceded her in death. On Oct. 14, 1961, she was united in marriage Alfred E. Baldauf, who preceded her in death on Feb. 13, 2012. Survivors include her brothers, Paul (Peg) Semer of Grover Hill and Jim Semer of Van Wert; and nephews and nieces, Greg Semer, Kirk (Kim) Semer, Todd (Susie) Semer, Kevin (Julie) Semer, Mike (Edna) Semer, Chris (Susan) Semer, John (Shirley) Semer, Marilyn Diller and Cheryl Ann Semer. She was also preceded in death by a brother, John Semer. Mrs. Baldauf worked at Van Wert Manufacturing for 27 years and at the Bowling Lanes for a few years. She retired from Findlay Industries after 5 years. She loved to bowl, golf and loved her cats. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Van Wert, American Legion Post 178 Auxiliary, Van Wert Bowling Association and she was a member of the Van Wert Bowling Hall of Fame. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, with Reverend Paul Miller officiating. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 10-2 p.m. Saturday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home.
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CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio judge has rejected a request by a former Franciscan brother to withdraw his guilty plea in the 2002 shooting death of a Roman Catholic priest. Daniel Montgomery is serving a 24-year sentence after pleading guilty 10 years ago to murder and aggravated arson in the shooting of Rev. William Gulas, pastor of St. Stanislaus Church in Cleveland. The 47-year-old, originally from Philadelphia, apologized to Gulas’ family at his 2003 plea hearing and sentencing. Cuyahoga County judge Joan Synenberg turned down Montgomery’s request Friday on the basis of a legal doctrine that bars the reconsideration of issues that have been ruled on. Montgomery’s attorney Barry Wilford, who argues that prosecutors withheld evidence and Montgomery may have falsely confessed, said the issue will be appealed.
Stuttering Ohio officer alleges discrimination
MONROE (AP) — A police officer with a stutter was subjected to discrimination and to ridicule and harassment resulting in a hostile work environment, according to a lawsuit filed by the officer that also alleges violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family Medical Leave Act. Officer Ken Parson has had a stutter since childhood, but it wasn’t readily noticeable when he was hired as a road patrol officer in Monroe in southwest Ohio in 2001, according to the lawsuit filed earlier this month. Parson’s attorney, John Scaccia, said Monday his client was informed last week that his employment with the city would end on Dec. 31. Scaccia says the firing is retaliation for the lawsuit. Messages seeking comment from city officials on Parson’s employment status and the lawsuit were not immediately returned Monday. The city’s lawyer, R. Gary Winters, says the city denies the allegations of discrimination and other mistreatment, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported. Winters said Parson was notified before the lawsuit was filed that his leave of absence for the past few months would expire at the end of the year, according to the Enquirer. But Scaccia said Parson’s doctor wrote notes legitimizing his leave, with the last one extending it into 2013. Winters says Parson is losing his job because he’s incapable of performing the duties of a police officer, according to his own doctor, the newspaper reported. But Scaccia argues the city put
RIVERSIDE (AP) — An Ohio city has gone to federal court in its fight to tax civilian employees and contractors who work on part of an air force base. The city of Riverside near Dayton says a provision of Ohio’s municipal income tax law that prevents it from collecting taxes from employees at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is unconstitutional. Dayton Daily News reported Monday that Riverside says the law provides an arbitrary and unjustifiable tax exemption to some government employees and contractors. Ohio argues the state is allowed to pass laws that restrict cities’ taxing authority. Riverside announced in 2007 it would begin collecting taxes on civilian employees who work on a portion of the base located in the city.
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MARIETTA (AP) — A dental clinic that takes Medicaid and bills people with no insurance on a sliding scale is a rarity in Appalachia where unmet dental care is rampant. Some adult patients at the Southeastern Ohio Dental Clinic in Marietta never saw a dentist as children, some children as young as 5 have had all their baby teeth pulled and some patients in their 20s need dentures. The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/Z0bk0k) that children in Appalachia have a nearly 60 percent higher rate of tooth decay than elsewhere in Ohio while about half of working-age adults don’t have dental insurance. The staff at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus sees many patients who can’t find care in Appalachia, said Dr. Paul Casamassimo, the hospital’s chief of dentistry. “You’re talking about this hot spot of tooth decay in Ohio that is the result of many things — social deprivation, lack of fluoride, lack of access to care, just general poverty,” Casamassimo said. “Ultimately the solution, whatever the constellation of approaches is, really is going to cost money, and I think
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that’s something that’s a very, very high hurdle to get over.” The Marietta clinic is run by the Washington County Health Department, where those with no insurance might pay about $30 an appointment, office manager Karita Miller said. Dental care in southeastern Ohio is a priority for Ohio State University’s College of Dentistry, said college dean Dr. Patrick Lloyd, who wants to recruit a higher percentage of students from the region. Currently, about 3 percent of Ohio State dental students come from Appalachia, but Lloyd wants that to increase to 6 percent in the next class. New dentists who grew up there are more likely to return, he said, and if the state helps more dentists get rid of debt if they practice in the region, they’ll be lured there. Dentists graduate with an average debt of $195,000, he said. In Ohio, there is one dentist for every 1,874 people, but in Appalachia it’s one for every 3,138 people, according to the Ohio Department of Health. Dr. William Gable, of McConnelsville in Morgan County, said the only way he sees more of his colleagues setting down roots
in Appalachia is if Medicaid reimbursement increases. Gable, who accepts Medicaid, chose his practice almost three decades ago because he thought it had a lot of potential. “The practice brought me here, but the people kept me here,” he said. More than half his patients are on Medicaid, and things can get tight for him financially, Gable said. The state had some success luring dentists to poorer areas with its existing loanrepayment program, but most don’t stay in Appalachia for the long term, said Barbara Carnahan, an oral-health information specialist with the Ohio Department of Health. A task force convened by the department recommended in 2009 the state explore higher Medicaid reimbursement for the region’s dentists. Some patients at the Marietta clinic say they can’t afford toothpaste and toothbrushes, while others say they don’t understand why they should worry about their children’s baby teeth. Adessa Jackson, a clinic dental technician, said she tries to educate as much as she can during appointments, stressing the importance of a low-sugar diet and regular oral hygiene.
AKRON (AP) — New babies Aiden and Donavyn couldn’t wait until New Year’s Day to come into the world, but the circumstances of the birth of the Ohio cousins are still pretty special. The babies were born about two hours apart Monday — to mothers who are identical twins. The Akron Beacon Journal reports that the 19-year-old mothers — Aimee and Ashlee Nelson weren’t raised to do things alike and did not plan the births to come at the same time. In fact, their due dates were about a week apart. But Donavyn Scott Bratten was born just after noon on the last day of 2012, and Aiden Lee Alan Dilts made his appearance at about 2 p.m. Both were delivered by the same doctor at Summa Akron City Hospital.
Twin mothers in Ohio give birth the same day
Information submitted Emmy Award- winning comedienne Vicki Lawrence is one of the most beloved television personalities of her generation. She, along with her endearing character, Thelma Harper, better known as “Mama” come to Van Wert’s Niswonger Performing Art Center of Northwest Ohio on April 3 for one show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale at noon on Thursday at the NPAC box office and online at www. napcvw.org or Facebook. Plucked out of total obscurity as a high school senior, Vicki Lawrence went on to become part of the nowlegendary cast of the “Carol Burnett Show.” “I went to the Harvard School of Comedy in front of America,” Lawrence said of her Carol Burnett
YOUNGSTOWN (AP) — An Ohio appeals court has reinstated prostitution charges against 19 dancers accused in a sex-for-hire at a cabaret. Seventh District Court of Appeals in Youngstown says a lower court judge shouldn’t have rejected using surveillance videos as evidence in the case. The videos were on the cabaret’s computers seized by police with a search warrant. The Youngstown Vindicator reports the appeals court ruled Monday that the security camera recordings, which allegedly provide evidence of prostitution, do not violate state or federal wiretap laws.
Ohio appeals court reinstates prostitution charges
Show training. In the seventh season and hundreds of hilarious sketches later, at the ripe old age of 24, Vicki created her most endearing character to date, Thelma Harper, or “Mama” as she is better known to her fans. After the Burnett Show, Vicki went on to star in “Mama’s Family,” which consistently topped the ratings for its entire six-year run of original shows. For several years now, “Carol Burnett Show” alumni, Harvey Korman and Tim Conway have been touring as a comedy act in casinos and performing arts centers and doing skits from the Burnett show to tremendous response. The unprecedented ratings for the “Carol Burnett Showstopper Special,” which recently delighted more than 50 million viewers, convinced
Lawrence that the time is right to take Mama out of the closet, dust off her sensible shoes and hit the road with her new touring production, Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two-Woman Show. Lawrence will take the stage first. “My new show will not be a retrospective,” she explains. “We are designing a show that is a mixture of stand-up comedy, music and my observations about real life.” The multi-talented entertainer is mostly known for her acting and comedic talents, but she also earned a gold record for the 1973 hit, “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia.” “Mama” makes an appearance during the second half. “I think people will get a kick out of the things Mama has an opinion about. We’re creating new material with a more modern and cutting edge. Where Mama is concerned, expect the unexpected. There’s really nothing she can’t do,” she said. “I hope people will be pleasantly surprised by a side of Vicki they may never have seen…I know they will be looking forward to Mama, and for her part, that crazy old gal will be up to the challenge.” Tickets for the April 3 show are available at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center box office during normal business hours of noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The box office is located in the NPAC at 10700 State Route 118 S, Van Wert; by phone at 419238-6722 (NPAC); or online at www.npacvw.org or the Niswonger Performing Arts Center of NW Ohio Facebook page.
Parson in a police position “most incompatible with his disability.” Scaccia said police officials went to Parson’s home last week to collect his badge and uniform and had “already decided that Ken Parson was going to be terminated” even before a hearing last week. “He was able to mask his disability even when he was transferred to the detective section in 2007, but it later became more noticeable,” Scaccia said. Parson had successful investigations and received accolades for his work as a detective, but was increasingly subjected to “practical jokes and ridicule” and was referred to “as a dummy to his face by an officer in front of his superior who laughed,” according to the lawsuit. In June 2011, Parson was moved from detective to road patrolman. He challenged that, arguing the stutter would make it difficult for him to shout for suspects to stop or to cry out for assistance. City Manager William Brock told The Associated Press at that time that Parson’s detective assignment was a temporary one scheduled to end after four years and that those positions are rotated. The lawsuit says Parson’s mental and physical health have suffered because of the stress of his new patrol position and ridicule and harassment over his disability. The suit seeks compensation for lost wages and other relief, including compensatory damages totaling more than $500,000 and punitive damages in excess of $2 million.
Ohio flu season sees rise in hospitalizations
COLUMBUS (AP) — The Ohio Department of Health is reporting a spike in the number of people hospitalized with influenza this year compared to last year. Department spokeswoman Shannon Libby says it’s early to see this much flu activity, with cases typically going up in January or February. The Columbus Dispatch reported Tuesday that 863 Ohioans have been hospitalized with influenza this season, compared with just 65 by this time last season. The paper says totals from early October through Dec. 22 included 326 hospitalized across the state during the week of Dec. 16-22. That compares with just nine hospitalized statewide with the flu during the same week in 2011. The Ohio Department of Health collects the data from city and county health departments and reports flu hospitalizations weekly.
Ohio has an area of 116,103 square miles. It ranks 34th in state size.
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Cliff avoided: Congress staves off tax hikes
By DAVID ESPO and ALAN FRAM The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Past its own New Year’s deadline, a weary Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a national “fiscal cliff” of middle class tax increases and spending cuts late Tuesday night in the culmination of a struggle that strained America’s divided government to the limit. The bill’s passage on a bipartisan 257-167 vote in the House sealed a hard-won political triumph for the president less than two months after he secured re-election while calling for higher taxes on the wealthy. Moments later, Obama strode into the White House briefing room and declared, “Thanks to the votes of Republicans and Democrats in Congress I will sign a law that raises taxes on the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans while preventing tax hikes that could have sent the economy back into recession.” He spoke with Vice President Joe Biden at his side, a recognition of the former senator’s role as the lead Democratic negotiator in final compromise talks with Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. By LARRY MARGASAK The Associated Press In addition to neutralizing middle class tax increases and spending cuts taking effect with the new year, the legislation will raise tax rates on incomes over $400,000 for individuals and $450,000 for couples. That was higher than the thresholds of $200,000 and $250,000 that Obama campaigned for. But remarkably, in a party that swore off tax increases two decades ago, dozens of Republicans supported the bill at both ends of the Capitol. The Senate approved the measure on a vote of 89-8 less than 24 hours earlier, and in the interim, rebellious House conservatives demanded a vote to add significant spending cuts to the measure. But in the end they retreated. The measure split the upper ranks of the Republican leadership in the House. Speaker John Boehner of Ohio voted in favor, while Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia and California Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the party’s whip, opposed the bill. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the party’s 2012 vice presidential candidate, supported the measure. Supporters of the bill in both parties expressed regret that it was narrowly drawn, and fell far short of a sweeping plan that combined tax
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One Year Ago • The Delphos Fire Association recently purchased a new electric ventilation fan. The purchase was made possible by proceeds from the association’s 300 Club fund raiser. This type of fan can be used to ventilate not only smoke-filled structures but also gas odors or high carbon monoxide levels WASHINGTON (AP) — from homes, apartments and offices. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton continues to 25 Years Ago — 1988 recover in a New York hospi• The Delphos Herald, in cooperation with Homemakers tal where she’s being treated Schools Inc., their national sponsors and local merchants, for a blood clot in her head. will present “Something Special” from Homemakers Schools Her doctors say blood thin1988. The program will be Feb. 4 at Jefferson middle School ners are being used to dissolve auditorium. The 2 ½-hour demonstration includes numerous the clot and they are confident prize drawings including a grand prize of $450. she will make a full recovery. • WTLW-TV 44 is into its sixth year of broadcasting to Clinton didn’t suffer a stroke the Northwest Ohio area. The station is also into the 1988 or neurological damage from telethon season. This year’s telethon, “Touching Lives,” will the clot that formed after she explore the impact that the station has made on this area. The suffered a concussion during featured live guest on Jan. 22 will be Meadowlark Lemon of a fainting spell at her home in the Harlem Globetrotters. early December, doctors said • Columbus Grove Village Council approved the use of the in a statement Monday. village park for the upcoming June Jubilee celebration June Clinton, 65, was admitted 10, 11, 12. Kelley McCrate, chamber of commerce president, to New York-Presbyterian requested the park site again for the June event. The chamber Hospital on Sunday when the president also told the council the beer gardens were planned clot turned up on a followfor the park and a snow fence would again be erected in the up exam on the concussion, park enclosing the drinking area. Clinton spokesman Phillipe Reines said. The clot is locat50 Years Ago — 1963 ed in the vein in the space • A boy born at 4:43 a.m. Wednesday in St. Rita’s between the brain and the skull Hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Clark, became the first baby behind the right ear. She will born to Delphos parents in 1963. The baby’s grandparents be released once the medicaare Mrs. D. J. Clark of Delphos and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence tion dose for the blood thinSwick of Lima. The birth of the year’s first baby coincided ners has been established, the with Mr. Clark’s first day as an associate in the law firm of doctors said. John Shenk. In their statement, Dr. • Mary K. Williams was installed as president of the Lisa Bardack of the Mount ladies branch of the Catholic Knights of America during Kisco Medical Group and Dr. a combined Christmas party and installation meeting held Gigi El-Bayoumi of George Friday night in the Knights club rooms. After the ceremonies Washington University said cards were played with Marie Grothause receiving the prize. Clinton was making excellent Lillian Wurstner received the door award and Dorothy Hotz progress and was in good spirthe prize in a contest held. its. • Fort Amanda Chapter of the Daughters of the American Clinton’s complication Revolution held its holiday meeting and dinner Dec. 28 at the “certainly isn’t the most comhome of Sarah Whyman in Spencerville. Edith Lewis spoke mon thing to happen after a on the topic of “The First Christmas Celebration in America concussion” and is one of the on Record.” This celebration was held at Jamestown, Virginia few types of blood clots in the in 1608. The colony was composed of men, with the exception skull or head that are treated of one gentlewoman and one woman servant. with blood thinners, said Dr. Larry Goldstein, a neurolo75 Years Ago — 1938 gist who is director of Duke • There was a good attendance at the New Year’s Eve party University’s stroke center. He held Friday at the Legion hall. There was round and square is not involved in Clinton’s dancing with the Thompson Brothers of Lima furnishing the care. music. Guests from out of town included Edna Goodnow and The area where Clinton’s Irene Nabor of Lima, and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Dennison and clot developed is “a drainage Mrs. Good of Middle Point. channel, the equivalent of a • The installation of officers for the year of 1938 will big vein inside the skull. It’s be the main item of business at the regular meeting of the how the blood gets back to the Delphos Kiwanis Club which will be held on Tuesday heart,” Goldstein said. evening at the Beckman Hotel. The musical portion of Blood thinners usually are the program will include selections by Carl Hotz and his enough to treat the clot and orchestra. it should have no long-term • A regular meeting of Delphos Aerie, Fraternal Order of consequences if her doctors Eagles, will be held Monday night. Plans for a membership are saying she has suffered no drive will be completed at the meeting. There was a large neurological damage from it, attendance at the New Year’s Eve party held Friday night for members of the Eagles and their families. There was round Goldstein said. Clinton returned to the U.S. and square dancing and a lunch was served. from a trip to Europe, then fell ill with a stomach virus in early December that left her severely dehydrated and forced her to cancel a trip to North Africa and the Middle East. Until then, she had canceled only two scheduled overseas trips, one to Europe after breaking her elbow in June 2009 and one to Asia after the February 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Her condition worsened when she fainted, fell and suffered a concussion while at home alone in mid-December as she recovered from the virus. This isn’t the first time Clinton has suffered a blood clot. In 1998, midway through her husband’s second term as president, Clinton was in New York fundraising for the midterm elections when a swollen right foot led her doctor to diagnose a clot in her knee requiring immediate treatment. Clinton had planned to step down as secretary of state at the beginning of President Barack Obama’s second term. Whether she will return to work before she resigns remains a question.
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NY lawmakers: House GOP scraps vote on Sandy aid
WASHINGTON — New York-area lawmakers in both parties erupted in anger after learning the House Republican leadership decided to allow the current term of Congress to end without holding a vote on aid for victims of Superstorm Sandy. Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., said late Tuesday he was told by the office of Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia that Speaker John Boehner of Ohio had decided to abandon a vote this session. Cantor, who sets the House schedule, did not immediately comment. House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland told reporters that just before Tuesday evening’s vote on “fiscal cliff” legislation, Cantor told him that he was “99.9 percent confident that this bill would be on the floor, and that’s what he wanted.” A spokesman for Boehner, Michael Steel, said, “The speaker is committed to getting this bill passed this month.” In remarks on the House By MIKE BAKER The Associated Press floor, King called the decision “absolutely inexcusable, absolutely indefensible. We cannot just walk away from our responsibilities.” The Senate approved a $60.4 billion measure Friday to help with recovery from the October storm that devastated parts of New York, New Jersey and nearby states. The House Appropriations Committee has drafted a smaller, $27 billion measure, and a vote had been expected before Congress’ term ends Thursday at noon. More than $2 billion in federal funds has been spent so far on relief efforts for 11 states and the District of Columbia struck by the storm, one of the worst ever to hit the Northeast. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s disaster relief fund still has about $4.3 billion, enough to pay for recovery efforts into early spring, according to officials. The unspent FEMA money can only be used for emergency services, said Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J. New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, District of
changes and spending cuts to reduce federal deficits. That proved to be a step too far in the two months since Obama called congressional leaders to the White House for a postelection stab at compromise. Already, both sides were maneuvering for the next round in a seemingly ceaseless struggle about taxes and spending. In a statement after the vote, Boehner said, “Now the focus turns to spending. The American people re-elected a Republican majority in the House, and we will use it in 2013 to hold the president accountable for the ‘balanced’ approach he promised, meaning significant spending cuts and reforms to the entitlement programs that are driving our country deeper and deeper into debt.” Majority Republicans did their best to minimize the bill’s tax increases, just as they abandoned their demand from earlier in the day to add spending cuts to the package. “By making Republican tax cuts permanent, we are one step closer to comprehensive tax reform that will help strengthen our economy and create more and higher paychecks for American workers,” said Rep. Dave Camp of Michigan, chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee.
Minimum wage gap grows wider between states
OLYMPIA, Wash. — With a bump in the Washington state minimum wage to $9.19 an hour, high school student Miranda Olson will edge closer to her goal of buying the black Volkswagen Beetle she’s been researching online. Olson is only able to pick up part-time hours working at a cafe after classes and on weekends. But the extra pennies she’ll earn in 2013 will add up over the coming weeks and months. “It’s not much, but it’s something,” said Olson, 16, who works at Wagner’s European Bakery and Cafe in Olympia. “Every bit helps.” Many workers around the country won’t be as lucky as residents of Washington state, which raised its minimum wage Tuesday by 15 cents an hour even though it already has the highest state baseline in the country. Minimum-wage workers in Idaho will make nearly $2 an hour less in 2013 than their counterparts living just one state to the west. Automatic increases designed to compensate for inflation have steadily pushed up wages in some states, even through the recession, expanding the pay gap between areas that make annual adjustments and those that don’t. Of the 10 states that increased the minimum wage Tuesday, nine did so automatically to adjust for inflation. Rhode Island lawmakers approved that state’s wage increase in the past year. Paul Sonn, legal co-director at the National Employment Law Project, said he hopes more states will start looking at automatic adjustments as the economy recovers. He said the model — which Washington state adopted in 1998 — helps avoid sudden jolts as states try to catch up with each other. “We think there’s a case that it’s better for everyone, including the business community, to have predictable, regular, small increases every year,” Sonn said. The automatic adjustments aren’t much. Washington’s bump will mean those who work 40-hour weeks will earn an extra $6 a week — enough for a couple lattes — or about $300 a year. Hundreds of thousands of workers are expected to get a pay increase with the wage adjustments that begin New Year’s Day. Along with Washington and Rhode Island, the changes will occur in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Oregon and Vermont. Among the nine states with automatic adjustments, the average minimum wage is $8.12 an hour, up from a little under $8. States that do not have automatic changes operate with an average minimum wage of about $7.40 — a difference of about $1,500 a
Columbia, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, New Hampshire, Delaware, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts are receiving federal aid. Sandy was blamed for at least 120 deaths and battered coastline areas from North Carolina to Maine. New York, New Jersey and Connecticut were the hardest hit states and suffered high winds, flooding and storm surges. The storm damaged or destroyed more than 72,000 homes and businesses in New Jersey. In New York, 305,000 housing units were damaged or destroyed and more than 265,000 businesses were affected. “This is an absolute disgrace and the speaker should hang his head in shame,” said Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y. “I’m here tonight saying to myself for the first time that I’m not proud of the decision my team has made,” said Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y. “It is the wrong decision, and I’ m going to be respectful and ask that the speaker reconsider his decision. Because it’s not about politics, it’s about human lives.”
year for a full-time worker. Many states, including Idaho, follow the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, either because they’ve tied their minimum wage to that threshold or because the state-enacted minimum is lower than that. San Francisco has set the highest local minimum wage and will have workers paid at least $10.55 an hour in 2013. Groups such as the National Restaurant Association oppose further increases in federal or state minimum wages, arguing that it’s an ineffective way to reduce poverty and forces business owners to cut hours, raise prices or lay off workers. At Tom’s 1st Avenue Bento, a downtown Portland lunch spot, owner Tom Hume said he boosted pay for minimum-wage workers before the end of the year in order to get ahead of the game. He also raised prices on onethird of his menu items by 25 cents. Natasha Baker, 22, who works at Hume’s restaurant in Portland, recently moved back in with her mother but hopes to move to another apartment in January. She said the extra $5 or $6 she’s earning every week with the salary boost is OK but won’t make a huge difference. “I don’t usually look at what I get paid,” she said. “I’m more directed on what’s being taken out, which is more discouraging than anything.”
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Amish Cook struck down with flu, shares recipes
BY LOVINA EICHER I hope everyone had a blessed and healthy Christmas Day. I’ve been struck with the same flu that has been going around this household. Hopefully I’ll be on the mend soon. With Joe off this week and the kids home from school, the house has been full. We’ve had snow and cold the past few days, perfect weather for some soups or stews. Thought I’d share recipes for a couple of our favorites this week! WINTER’S DAY SOUP 1 T. vegetable oil 2 medium yellow onions (chopped) 3 cloves garlic 5 c. homemade chicken broth 2 t. Worcestershire sauce 4 T. flour 1 medium head cauliflower (chopped) 1 medium bunch broccoli (chopped) 3 medium potatoes (diced) 2 c. heavy cream 2 c. grated extra sharp cheese Salt and pepper to taste In a large pot, heat the oil and add the onions and cook for five minutes. Add the garlic and cook for one minute. Add the chicken stock, Worcestershire sauce and
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vegetables and simmer gently for approximately 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir flour with a little soup broth and add mixture along with the cream to the broth, stirring through. Add cheese a little at a time, stirring until completely melted. Enjoy with thick sliced bread. AMISH BEEF STEW 3 cups cubed beef 1 onion 8 large cut potatoes 2 cups cut carrots 2 cups cut celery 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup margarine Salt to taste Brown beef and onion in flour in margarine. Put into pot. Heat on low for two hours. Add vegetables and 1 cup tomato juice. Continue cooking for one or two more hours.
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The USS LCI Association is currently looking for LCI stories and pictures from veterans that were part of the amphibious forces of World War II. Stories and pictures will be indexed and donated to a national museum and the Pacific War Museum in a Landing Craft Infantry Exhibit along with the World War II action reports and war diaries that are now being processed. It does not matter if it is the Pacific or the Atlantic Theater, all will be included. Information will be forwarded to Dennis Blocker, the FRIDAY 7:30 a.m. — Delphos national historian for the USS LCI Association and coordinator Optimist Club meets at the of the Landing Craft Infantry exhibit. Contact Beth at 419-238-4435 for more information. A&W Drive-In, 924 E. Fifth St.
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Stanford holds off Wisconsin 20-14 in Rose Bowl
By GREG BEACHAM The Associated Press PASADENA, Calif. — Andrew Luck, Toby Gerhart and coach Jim Harbaugh started Stanford’s improbable football renaissance, yet they never stood in the center of the Rose Bowl with the West Coast’s most coveted trophy raised above their heads. In fact, the last Stanford team to do what the Cardinal did Tuesday night had a defense known as the Thunderchickens. Forty years after Stanford’s last Rose Bowl victory, the favored Cardinal lived up to the legacy created by Luck, Harbaugh and every Thunderchicken that came before them by winning the bowl game that matters most to any Pac-12 team. Stepfan Taylor rushed for an early touchdown, Kevin Hogan passed for 123 yards and No. 8 Stanford’s defense shut out the Badgers in the second half of a 20-14 victory in the 99th Rose Bowl. “I had heard that 1972 was our last win,” said Hogan, the freshman quarterback who won Stanford’s last five games. “It’s been too long since we’ve had one at The Farm. It’s a great feeling.” Instead of slipping back off the college football map when their biggest names graduate to NFL glory, the Cardinal (12-2) have just kept getting better under coach David Shaw. After winning the Orange Bowl two years ago and losing the Fiesta Bowl in overtime last season, Stanford followed up with its first conference title and first trip to the Granddaddy of Them All in 13 years. Stanford’s unique combination of brains and brawn was too much for its opponents during eight straight wins to close the season. “We’ve been in BCS games the past two years but neither of those mean as much as this one did,” said Zach Ertz, the tight end who had three catches for 61 yards. “This is the one we play for every year. It shows Stanford is here to stay.” Usua Amanam capped the defensive performance with an interception that stopped Wisconsin’s final drive at midfield with 2:30 to play in a grind-it-out game. Stanford allowed the Badgers just 82 yards and four first downs after halftime. “There’s a sense of accomplishment because we got somewhere we hadn’t been yet,” said linebacker Shayne Skov, who made eight tackles while leading Stanford’s secondhalf shutout. “If you looked at our goals at the beginning of the season, this was on top of the list and we got it done. We’re extremely satisfied.” The Cardinal finished with 12 victories for just the second time in school history — the second time in the last three years. Stanford clamped down on the Big Ten champion Badgers (8-6), who lost the Rose Bowl in heartbreaking fashion for the third consecutive season. Montee Ball rushed for 100 yards and his FBS-record 83rd touchdown but Wisconsin couldn’t score after the final seconds of the first half. With an impressive defense of its own, Wisconsin stayed in position for an upset in the 1-game return of Hall-of-Fame coach Barry Alvarez, who was back on the Badgers’ sideline in his red sweater-vest seven years after hanging up his whistle. “This group of kids has been through a lot and they competed extremely hard against a very highquality team,” said Alvarez, who nearly pulled off a stunner while bridging the gap between coaches Bret Bielema and Gary Andersen. “We’ve played three very good football games (at the Rose Bowl). These guys played hard. In fact, most people would like to get here once. But we just didn’t get it done.” Kelsey Young took his only carry 16 yards for a score on Stanford’s opening possession and Taylor scored on the second drive after a big catch by Ertz. Wisconsin kept the Cardinal out of the end zone for the final 51 minutes, holding them to three points in the second half, but Stanford’s defense didn’t need any more help. When Bielema abruptly left Wisconsin for Arkansas after winning the Big Ten title game, Alvarez agreed to coach his fourth Rose Bowl before handing off his program to Andersen, who met with Alvarez on the field before the game. But the Badgers’ third consecutive January in Pasadena ended in much the same way as the last two: With the offense failing to get the late score the Badgers desperately needed. “This stings just as much because we fell extremely short when we had the opportunity to win,” Ball said. “We had numerous opportunities to capitalize on big plays and we fell short. ... This is not the way we want to be remembered. Speaking for the entire senior group, this is not the way we wanted to go out.” Curt Phillips went 10-for-16 for 83 yards passing and that crucial interception for Wisconsin, doing more with 64 yards on the ground. Jordan Fredrick caught his first career TD pass right before halftime,but no Badgers receiver had more than Jared Abbrederis’ three catches. And though Ball became the first player to score touchdowns in three Rose Bowls, the powerful back fell short of Ron Dayne’s career Rose Bowl rushing record, swarmed under by waves of tacklers from one of the toughest defenses in the nation — a defense that shut down the topranked Ducks in mid-November to pave Stanford’s path to Pasadena. Wisconsin became the first 5-loss team to make the Rose Bowl by steamrolling Nebraska in the conference title game, becoming the first Big Ten team in three straight Rose Bowls since Michigan in the late 1970s. With the Rose Bowl filled with fans wearing the schools’ nearidentical cardinal-and-white gear, Stanford went up 14-0 on Taylor’s 3-yard TD run just 8 1/2 minutes in. Wisconsin briefly got rolling behind Ball, who rushed for 296 yards in his first two Rose Bowls. Stanford stopped James White inside the 1 on fourth down early in the second quarter but Ball scored on the next drive. The Badgers then mounted an 85-yard drive in the waning minutes of the first half ending with Fredrick’s short TD catch. After a scoreless third quarter, Wisconsin’s personal foul on a faircatch punt return finally sparked the Cardinal early in the fourth. Stanford got inside the Wisconsin 5 before stalling and Jordan Williamson’s short field goal put the Cardinal up by six points with 4:23 to go. The Badgers got to midfield, but Phillips threw behind Jacob Pedersen and Amanam easily made the pick.
ORANGE BOWL: No. 13 FLORIDA ST. 31, No. 16 N. ILLINOIS 10 MIAMI — Senior fullback Lonnie Pryor, voted the game’s outstanding player, ran for a career-high 134 yards and two scores in only five carries and fellow senior EJ Manuel threw for 291 yards for the Seminoles. The victory was a consolation prize for the Seminoles (12-2), who began the season with national championship hopes. They have won five consecutive bowl games but the victory was their first in a BCS bowl since 2000, when they beat Virginia Tech for the national championship. Northern Illinois (12-2), playing in a BCS bowl for the first time, had a 12-game winning streak snapped. The Huskies came in as two-touchdown underdogs and fell to 5-28 against top 25 teams. Pryor scored the first touchdown on a career-long 60-yard run, then ran 37 yards for a clinching touchdown with 10 minutes left. They were the two longest rushes allowed by Northern Illinois all season. Manuel went 26 for 38, threw for one score and ran for another. The Huskies were outgained 534 yards to 259. Huskies QB Jordan Lynch came into the game leading the nation in rushing and total offense. He completed 15 of 41 for 176 yards, and carried 23 times for 44 yards. The junior became the first player in NCAA history to surpass 3,000 yards passing and 1,500 rushing in a season. CAPITAL ONE BOWL: No. 6 GEORGIA 45, No. 23 NEBRASKA 31 ORLANDO, Fla. — Aaron Murray threw five touchdown passes to set a Georgia bowl record, including two in the fourth quarter, and the Bulldogs beat Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl. Murray shook off a pair of first-half interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, and passed for 427 yards — also a Bulldogs’ bowl record — against the nation’s topranked passing defense. He was named the game’s most valuable player. Georgia (12-2) reached 12 wins for the third time in school history. Nebraska (10-4) lost its third consecutive bowl game and finished the season with two straight woeful defensive performances. The Cornhuskers lost the Big Ten championship game 70-31. The Cornhuskers led 24-23 at the half but committed two of their three turnovers in the final 30 minutes. Taylor Martinez had two interceptions and two touchdown passes for Nebraska and Rex Burkhead rushed for 140 yards in his final college game. Nebraska’s offense finished with 443 total yards but the Bulldogs defense was stingy when it needed to be. They sacked Martinez five times, with All-American linebacker Jarvis Jones notching two. Damian Swann had both Georgia interceptions. OUTBACK BOWL: No. 11 SOUTH CAROLINA 33, NO. 19 MICHIGAN 28 TAMPA, Fla. — Connor Shaw led South Carolina to the brink of victory and Dylan Thompson carried the Gamecocks over the hump in the Outback Bowl. Thompson came off the bench to throw a 32-yard touchdown pass with 11 seconds left Tuesday, enabling South Carolina to tie a school record for victories with a 33-28 win over No. 19 Michigan. Thompson replaced Shaw during the winning drive, covering the final 43 yards after Shaw began the march from his own 30. Devin Gardner’s third TD pass of the game had given Michigan a 28-27 lead. Shaw threw for 227 yards and two touchdowns after missing South Carolina’s regular season finale with a left foot sprain. Thompson led the Gamecocks (11-2) to a victory over their archrival and threw for 117 yards and two TDs.
By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press KAPALUA, Hawaii — Even without the top four players in the world around to kick off the season, every new year in golf is shrouded in mystery like clouds over Molokai across the channel from Kapalua. Among the most pressing question: What will Bubba Watson serve for dinner at the Masters? “When you show up for dinner on Tuesday night, that’s when you’ll find out,” Watson replied. One problem. The press isn’t invited. “That’s what I mean,” Watson added. With a wink and a smile, he walked over to the first tee and smashed the first of what figures to be several 400-yard tee shots. There were 67 tee shots that went at least 400 yards last year on the PGA Tour and 41 of them were on the Plantation Course at Kapalua. There are more serious issues going into 2013. What follows is the front nine of what to look for in the new season.
-----1. EUROPEAN CAPTAIN: The biggest news in Abu Dhabi later this month won’t necessarily be the first showdown between Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods. This is where the European Tour traditionally selects its Ryder Cup captain and the choice became a little more complicated when the Americans went back in time by picking Tom Watson. Watson is beloved in Scotland,
Nine questions for golf’s 2013 season
site of the 2014 matches. Does that mean Europe needs to answer with a larger-than-life figure for its captain? That has led to suggestions Colin Montgomerie would return as captain, though Darren Clarke and Paul McGinley were expected to be next in line. Clarke would seem a better fit when the matches return to America at Hazeltine in 2016, though McGinley might be dwarfed by Watson’s presence. 2. RORY AND THE SWOOSH: Players changing equipment companies is nothing new. It’s different when that player is No. 1 in the world. Nike is not likely to announce its deal with McIlroy until he starts his season in Abu Dhabi and that’s when the scrutiny begins. McIlroy gives Nike another world-class athlete in its stable but whatever recognition his clubs receive might be akin to an offensive lineman who gets his name called only when there’s a penalty. Remember, McIlroy is known to have a bad patch or two. Even last year, when he won five times and swept all the major awards, he missed four cuts in five starts in the summer. When he plays poorly, critics will blame the equipment; when he plays great, well, he’s Rory McIlroy. 3. SHORT SEASON: The PGA Tour season might feel more like a sprint than a marathon this year. The season, in effect, ends with the Wyndham Championship on Aug. 18, the cutoff for qualifying for the FedEx Cup playoffs. And once the playoffs end at the Tour Championship, the 2013-14 season starts in October. That might mean more players competing more often, which could put the squeeze on Q-school and Web.com Tour graduates by limiting the number of tournaments they can play to try to qualify for the playoffs. The motto always has been, “Play better.” A tweak might be in order this year. “Play better, now.” 4. ANCHORS AWAY: The R&A and USGA announced late last year that anchored strokes used for the belly putter and long putter will be banned starting in 2016. The question is whether the PGA Tour, which has the right to set its own rules, will enact the new rule much sooner. There already is evidence of a stigma attached to those who anchor their putters — Keegan Bradley claimed a fan called him a cheater at the World Challenge last month — and it might be in the best interest of the tour to make the change quickly. But when? At the end of the FedEx Cup, meaning a player can use a belly putter in September but not October? At the start of 2013, meaning the rule would change in the middle of a season? 5. MASTERS INVITATIONS: For the last six years, the Masters has been awarding invitations to winners of PGA Tour events that offer full FedEx Cup points. The Fall Series didn’t count, nor did the events opposite a major or World Golf Championship. One problem. Starting later this year, there is no Fall Series. When the tour goes to the wraparound season, there will be an additional six tournaments that under the previous policy would award the winner a spot in the Masters. The concern for Augusta National is keeping a small field — it has not had more than 100 players since 1966. The question is whether the tour’s change will mean an end to tournament winners driving down Magnolia Lane. 6. ALL-MALE CLUBS: Just because Augusta National now has two women in green jackets doesn’t mean the debate over allmale clubs is going away. If anything, it might be more intense than ever when the British Open returns to Muirfield. There are no female members in the “Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers,” nor are there any female members of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club. That received cursory criticism over the years, though most of the scrutiny was on the Masters. Now that the British Open is the only major played in which the host club has no women on their membership rolls, R&A chief executive Peter Dawson might have some
The Associated Press PRO HOCKEY NEW YORK — The NHL has kicked the ball back to the players’ association in the form of another counteroffer as the sides play pingpong in the search for labor peace. The proposal was presented in a 30-minute meeting that was long delayed as the league worked on its response to the union’s counteroffer Monday. The NHL started this latest round of talks with a contract offer late last week. After reviewing the document later Tuesday night, Donald Fehr planned to get back in touch with the NHL this morning and expected to meet with
the league for a third straight day. PRO FOOTBALL PHOENIX — The Arizona Cardinals officially have begun their coaching search with a formal interview of defensive coordinator Ray Horton. The interview conducted by team president Michael Bidwill was the first in the team’s search for a replacement for Ken Whisenhunt, who was fired Monday after six seasons on the job. The team has reached out to Andy Reid but had not scheduled an interview. Reid was fired Monday after 14 seasons as head coach in Philadelphia.
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Charles Woodson has been cleared to play again and the Green Bay Packers are counting on the defensive back to provide a lift in Saturday night’s playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings. SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco 49ers signed K Billy Cundiff on Tuesday to compete with struggling veteran David Akers. BASEBALL ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — David Price got a hefty raise for winning the AL Cy Young Award. A person with knowledge of the deal said that the 3-time All-Star and the Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to
explaining to do. If he’s not too busy talking about changes to the Old Course. 7. DISTANCE DEBATE: Those concerned that distance is ruining the game and making golf courses obsolete might appreciate a prediction in Golf Illustrated magazine that if the “carrying power of golf balls is to be still further increased, all our golf courses will be irretrievably ruined as a test of the game.” That was in 1910 and the game has been evolving since. The R&A and USGA have leaned on their “Joint Statement of Principles” in 2002 when it comes to distance. Even so, Dawson sounded an ominous tone while announcing the ban on anchored strokes. “We haven’t shelved distance. It’s very much on the radar,” Dawson added. “Anchored strokes are separate. Just because we’re doing one doesn’t mean we have taken our eye off the other.” Stay tuned. 8. MINORS VS. MAJORS: With the PGA Tour starting a new season in October, the only way to earn a card will be through a series of four tournaments called “The Finals” that will include the top 75 players from the Web.com Tour and the next 75 players from the PGA Tour who fail to qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs. Privately, the brass at PGA Tour headquarters is curious to see how the Web.com Tour players will fare against the secondtier PGA Tour players who faced stiffer competition and tougher golf courses all year. 9. TIGER: Woods and Jack Nicklaus were talking about rivalries a decade ago when Nicklaus told him it was important to always be part of the conversation. That’s never been a problem for Woods. Even with McIlroy assuming the role of golf’s No. 1 player, Woods is part of every conversation in golf. The only difference is the context. Can he end a 4-year drought in the majors? Can he get back to No. 1? Will he ever dominate as he once did? The new season should provide some answers.
The Associated Press DENVER — Danilo Gallinari led six Nuggets players in double figures with 17 points and Denver stopped the Los Angeles Clippers’ franchise-record winning streak at 17 games with a 92-78 victory Tuesday night. The Clippers’ streak was the longest in NBA since the Boston Celtics won 19 in a row from Nov. 15-Dec. 23, 2008. Kenneth Faried added 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Nuggets. Andre Miller, starting in place of point guard Ty Lawson, had 12 points and 12 assists for the Nuggets. The Clippers, whose point total was two above their season low, were hurt by poor shooting from 3-point range (5-of-29, 17.2%) and the freethrow line (13-of-29, 44.8%). Blake Griffin and Eric Bledsoe had 12 points apiece.
TRAIL BLAZERS 105, KNICKS 100 NEW YORK — The Trail Blazers overcame Carmelo Anthony’s 45 points and spoiled Amare Stoudemire’s season debut for the Knicks. Nicolas Batum scored 26 points for Portland and Damian Lillard had 21 points, six assists and five rebounds. LaMarcus Aldridge finished with 19 points and 14 rebounds and J.J. Hickson scored all of his 18 points in the first half. Stoudemire had six points on 3-of8 shooting and one rebound in 17 minutes off the bench in his return from knee surgery. Anthony shot 14-of-24 and nearly led the Knicks back from 19 points down but the Trail Blazers had too many options. J.R. Smith had 28 points and 11 rebounds for New York. 76ERS 103, LAKERS 99 LOS ANGELES — Jrue Holiday had 26 points and 10 assists and Evan Turner added 22 points and 13 rebounds to lead Philadelphia over Los Angeles. The Lakers (15-16) have matched
Gardner threw for 214 yards in his fifth start for Michigan (8-5) since Denard Robinson injured his right elbow late in the season. Robinson took some snaps at quarterback and attempted his first passes since Oct. 27 but lined up mostly at running back and rushed for 100 yards on 23 carries. Ace Sanders caught TD passes of 4 yards from Thompson and 31 yards from Shaw, who completed 18-of-26 passes before limping off on the final drive. The speedy receiver had nine catches for 92 yards and also scored on a 63-yard punt return — one of four plays over 50 yards that Michigan yielded. GATOR BOWL: No. 21 NORTHWESTERN 34, MISSISSIPPI ST. 20 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Behind huge interceptions early and late, Northwestern beat Mississippi State 34-20 in the Gator Bowl and snapped college football’s longest postseason losing streak. The Wildcats (10-3) earned their first bowl win since 1949, ending a 9-game losing skid that was tied for the longest in NCAA history. They also celebrated double-digit victories for the first time since the 1995 Rose Bowl season. Quentin Williams returned an interception 29 yards for a touchdown on the third play of the game and Nick Vanhoose set up a late touchdown with a 39-yard interception return. Those plays were the difference in a back-and-forth game that featured more interceptions (7) than touchdowns (6). Northwestern’s 2-quarterback system kept the Bulldogs (8-5) off balance most of the day. Scrambler Kain Colter ran for 71 yards, making up for his two interceptions. Backup Trevor Siemian threw for 120 yards and an interception and also ran for a score. Even with the turnovers, they were more efficient than Mississippi State’s Tyler Russell. Russell completed 12-of-28 passes for 106 yards with two touchdowns and four interceptions. He had thrown only six picks in the first 11 games this season. LaDarius Perkins ran 19 times for 84 yards for the Bulldogs and freshman Josh Robinson added 91 yards on seven carries. HEART OF DALLAS BOWL: OKLAHOMA STATE 58, PURDUE 14 DALLAS — Clint Chelf threw three of Oklahoma State’s five touchdown passes and the Cowboys shook off a disappointing Big 12 finish by dominating Purdue 58-14 in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. The Cowboys, a year removed from a Fiesta Bowl win that capped the best season in school history, forced five turnovers and had another short TD drive after a 64-yard punt return from Josh Stewart. It was the biggest bowl win for Oklahoma State since coach Mike Gundy was the quarterback in a 62-14 rout of Wyoming in the 1988 Holiday Bowl. The Cowboys (8-5) missed out on upper-tier bowls after narrow losses in their last two Big 12 games. With former Purdue quarterbacks Drew Brees and Kyle Orton watching, Robert Marve didn’t get to 100 yards passing until Oklahoma State led 45-0 as Purdue (6-7) fell to 0-4 on New Year’s Day. Leading 28-0 at halftime, Oklahoma State erased any lingering doubt three plays into the second half when Justin Gilbert stripped Purdue receiver O.J. Ross on a short completion. The loose ball shot straight to Daytawion Lowe, who ran 37 yards down the sideline in front of the Purdue bench for a 35-0 lead. Oklahoma State’s 58 points were the most in a bowl game at historic Cotton Bowl Stadium, topping the 55 scored by Keyshawn Johnson and Southern California against Texas Tech in 1995.
their worst start after 31 games since the 2002-03 season, when they began defense of their third straight NBA title with a 12-19 record. Kobe Bryant, who shifted from shooting guard to small forward five games ago in coach Mike D’Antoni’s redesigned rotation, led the Lakers with 36 points. Steve Nash added 12 points and 10 assists. Down by nine with just under 3 minutes to play, the Lakers closed to 99-97 on Bryant’s 3-pointer with 1:28 left. But Spencer Hawes responded with a 21-footer 16 seconds later and Holiday helped close it out on a driving dunk with 22.4 seconds on the clock. HAWKS 95, HORNETS 86 NEW ORLEANS — Josh Smith scored 10 of his 23 points in the third quarter to lead Atlanta to the win. Al Horford added 20 points, Kyle Korver had 14 and Zaza Pachulia 12 for the Hawks. Hornets guard Eric Gordon, playing in his first home game this season, scored 11 points on 5-of-17 shooting. He made his season debut in a victory over Charlotte on Saturday after recovering from a knee injury. Ryan Anderson scored 23 points and Greivis Vasquez added 17 for the Hornets. Vasquez also had 10 assists and nine rebounds. Anthony Davis had 12 rebounds and blocked four shots. MAVERICKS 103, WIZARDS 94 WASHINGTON — Vince Carter scored 23 points, O.J. Mayo and Darren Collison had 15 apiece and the Mavericks snapped a 6-game losing streak. When the Wizards (4-25) took a 14-point lead early in the second quarter, Dallas rallied. The Mavericks trailed by four at the half and outscored the Wizards 35-19 in the third to take an 83-71 lead. Chris Kaman scored 12 points for Dallas and Shawn Marion had 11 points and a season-high 14 rebounds. Bradley Beal equaled a career high with 22 points for the Wizards. PISTONS 103, KINGS 97 AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Greg Monroe had 18 points and 11 rebounds and the Pistons held on for their first 3-game winning streak of the season. Sacramento cut a 16-point fourthquarter deficit to one and Detroit led 100-97 when Austin Daye made a 3-pointer with the shot clock running down with 11.5 seconds left. DeMarcus Cousins had 21 points and 14 rebounds for the Kings.
a 1-year contract worth just over $10 million, avoiding arbitration. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not yet made a formal announcement. Price earned $4.35 million last season, when he went 20-5 with an American League-low 2.56 ERA. SOCCER LONDON — First-place Manchester United and second-place Manchester City began the new year with emphatic victories in the Premier League. United cruised to a 4-0 win at Wigan for its second straight shutout. City treated its home fans to a 3-0 decision over Stoke.
TENNIS BRISBANE, Australia — Maria Sharapova withdrew from the Brisbane International because of an injured right collarbone that left her unable to serve. She added she didn’t want to aggravate the injury with the Australian Open two weeks away. Also out was 2011 champion Petra Kvitova, who lost 6-4, 7-5 to Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in a season-opening tournament that has proved rough for many of the top players. Serena Williams had no such problems. She carried her relentless winning form into 2013, reaching the quarterfinals with a 6-2, 6-2
victory at night over No. 44-ranked Alize Cornet. DOHA, Qatar — Top-seeded David Ferrer rallied to defeat German qualifier Dustin Brown 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 in the opening round of the Qatar Open. CHENNAI, India — Matthias Bachinger of Germany upset 2010 Wimbledon quarterfinalist Yen-Hsun Lu of Taiwan 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 at the Chennai Open. PERTH, Australia — The United States rallied past France 2-1 Tuesday, with John Isner and Venus Williams capturing the decisive mixed doubles to win a second straight series at the Hopman Cup.
Florida insists Sugar Bowl foe Louisville is legit
By BRETT MARTEL The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — Florida seniors Jon Bostic and Omar Hunter are done dwelling on what might have been if not for their lone loss to Georgia. After finishing third in the BCS standings, one spot too low to play for a national title in Miami, the Gators asserted they remain highly motivated heading into tonight’s Sugar Bowl against 2-touchdown underdog Louisville. Hunter even suggested a victory for fourth-ranked Florida (11-1) over No. 22 Louisville (10-2) would be a “program changer” because Florida has not been to a BCS bowl game since Tim Tebow left after the 2009 season. Last year, the Gators nearly missed out on the postseason, finishing the regular season 6-6 before posting a 24-17 victory over Ohio State in the Gator Bowl. This season, only a 17-9 loss to Georgia on Oct. 27 got in their way. “Being able to get this program back to a BCS game and possibly winning the game is big for our program,” Hunter said. “Being able to say that you brought Florida back to the top before you left is going to be special for these seniors.” The Gators are hesitant to buy into the idea they’ll just roll over the champions of the Big East without much resistance. One reason is their familiarity with Louisville coach Charlie Strong, who was Florida’s defensive coordinator from 2003-09, a period that included national championships in the 2006 and 2008 seasons. “I played for his defense and I know how he talked to us and got us ready for games and I know their defense is going to be ready,” Hunter said. “Coach Charlie Strong is a great coach. He’s going to give everything he has to those guys and those guys are going to come out ready.” Strong has sought to motivate his players by playing up their underdog status. “Nobody really gives us a chance,” Louisville defensive end Marcus Smith said. “We kind of take that to heart and want to show everybody what we can do.” Cardinals safety Calvin
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FOR WEEK OF JAN. 3-6 THURSDAY Girls Basketball Coldwater at St. John’s (MAC), 6 p.m. Ottoville at Kalida (PCL), 6 p.m. Botkins at Spencerville, 6 p.m. Van Wert at Lincolnview, 6 p.m. Wrestling Bath at Elida (WBL), 6 p.m. Co-Ed Swimming and Diving Van Wert and LCC at Wapakoneta, 5:30 p.m. FRIDAY Boys Basketball Ada at Jefferson (NWC), 6 p.m. Ottoville at Crestview, 6 p.m. Columbus Grove at Lincolnview (NWC), 6 p.m. Elida at St. Marys Memorial (WBL), 6 p.m. Kenton at Van Wert (WBL), 6 p.m. St. John’s at Coldwater (MAC), 6:30 p.m. SATURDAY Girls Basketball Lima Senior at Elida, noon Wapakoneta at Kalida, noon St. John’s at Fort Jennings,
Pryor said he believes Louisville will “shock the world.” “I have confidence in my team and the guys who I play with and I feel like this is a big statement game for us,” Pryor added. “I feel like we’re going to make big things happen on Wednesday.” Strong said he may get a little sentimental when he walks onto the Superdome field and sees some of the players he recruited on the other sideline and hears the Florida band play the fight songs with which he became so familiar over the years. Yet the importance of the game for Strong has more to do with matching his team against an opponent from the Southeastern Conference, home to national title winners the past six years, than the fact he used to coach in the Swamp. Strong had a chance to rejoin the SEC as Tennessee’s head coach but chose instead to remain at Louisville, an indication of how far he believes he can take Cardinals football, particularly if he keeps prolific sophomore quarterback Teddy Bridgewater around the next couple seasons. Bridgewater, an exceptional passer and scrambler, ranked eighth in the nation in pass efficiency, throwing for 3,452 yards and 25 TDs. Although he was worn down up by the end of the season, he was tough enough to overcome a broken wrist and sore ankle and play a crucial part-time role in a 20-17 victory over Rutgers in late November that punched Louisville’s BCS ticket. He’s now had a little over a month to rest and is doing better, though Strong was coy about how much better. Bridgewater led an offense that scored an average of 31 points this season and Florida’s defense is assuming the quarterback is healthy. But the Gators aren’t exactly lacking confidence in their ability to slow him down. The Gators rank first nationally in pass defense efficiency, fifth in total defense and third in scoring defense, allowing an average of 12.9 points. With its defense playing so well, Florida was able to win this season with a ballcontrol offense that did not ask too much of quarterback Jeff Driskel, who completed about 65 percent of his passes for 1,471 yards and 11 TDs.
The Associated Press Monday’s Results Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt 38, N.C. State 24 Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas Georgia Tech 21, Southern Cal Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. Tulsa 31, Iowa State 17 Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta Clemson 25, LSU 24
FBS BOWL GLANCE
12:30 p.m. Columbus Grove at Ottoville (PCL), 1 p.m. Fort Recovery at Van Wert, 1 p.m. Edgerton at Jefferson, 6 p.m. me Boys Basketball Fort Jennings at Columbus Grove (PCL), 6 p.m. Fort Recovery at Lincolnview, 6 p.m. Allen East at Spencerville (NWC), 6 p.m. (ppd. from Dec. 21) Elida at Liberty-Benton, 6 p.m. McComb at Kalida, 6 p.m. Minster at Ottoville (2 JV QTRS), 6:30 p.m. Wrestling Van Wert vs. Kevin Cleveland Memorial at Dublin Scioto, 9 a.m. Jefferson at Plymouth Invitational, 10 a.m. Co-Ed Swimming and Diving Elida vs. Sidney Lehman Trimeet at Troy, 6 p.m. SUNDAY Boys Basketball Lima Central Catholic at St. John’s, 1 p.m.
Today’s Game Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Florida (11-1) vs. Louisville (102), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday’s Game Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Kansas State (11-1) vs. Oregon (11-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday’s Game Cotton Bowl At Arlington, Texas Texas A&M (10-2) vs. Oklahoma (10-2), 8 p.m. (FOX)
Tuesday Merchant Dec. 18,2012 Ace Hardware 8-0 Caballero’s Tavern 8-0 Topp Chalet 6-2 R C Connections 6-2 Delphos Sporting Goods 4-4 Adams Automotive 4-4 Lear’s Martial Arts 2-6 Kerns Ford 2-6 Unverferth Mfg. 0-8 Men over 200 Ron Wilhelm 226, Shawn Allemeier 243, Russ Wilhelm 202, Andrew Schimmoller 231, Kyle Early 201-276-215, Josh DeVelvis 201, Rob Logan 204, Travis Hubert 214, Scott Scalf 213, Ryan Kies 204-216, Denny Dyke 209, Shane Lear 236-259226, Bruce VanMetre 214-234256, John Jones 208-203-201, John Allen 223, Carter Prine 213213, Jason Wagoner 224-228221, Joe Geise 226, Jay Brown 215, Tony Rahrig 201, Bruce Haggard 204, Mark Biedenharn 217, Dan Wilhelm 213-234-212, Jason Mahlie 234-214, Dan Stemen 203-203, Dave Stemen 247, Bill Stemen 258, David Newman 201-220. Men over 550 Shawn Allemeier 602, Russ Wilhelm 561, Andrew Schimmoller 590, Kyle Early 692, Josh DeVelvis 586, Travis Hubert 576, Scott Scalf 576, Ryan Kies 595, Brock Parsons 554, Denny Dyke 554, Shane Lear 721, Bruce VanMetre 704, John Jones 612, John Allen 614, Carter Prine 610, Jason Wagoner 673, Joe Geise 603, Bruce Haggard 593, Mark Biedenharn 595, Dan Wilhelm 659, Jason Mahlie 611, Ted Kill 568, Dan Stemen 562, Dave Stemen 572, Bill Stemen 594, David Newman 601.
Frank Miller 215, Joe Geise 217, John Allen 238-221, John Jones 211, Matt Hoffman 202-258, Lee Schimmoller 202-228, Mike Rice 205, Dan Kleman 226-214-201, Bob White 222. Men over 550 Ben Jones 619, Rick Schuck 576, Brian Gossard 712, Bruce VanMetre 641, Lenny Hubert 746, Terry Trentman 636, Travis Hubert 605, Dave Jessee 610, Tony Hire 638, Shawn Stabler 720, Jeff Kreischer 640, Butch Prine Jr. 649, Clint Harting 770, Frank Miller 569, Joe Geise 567, Charlie Lozano 568, John Allen 647, John Jones 574, Matt Hoffman 608, Lee Schimmoller 625, Mike Rice 560, Dan Kleman 641. Thursday National Dec. 27, 2012 D R C Big Dogs 8-0 Erin’s Dream Team 8-0 K-M Tire 6-2 Westrich 6-2 First Federal 4-4 Bowersock Hauling 4-4 C B 97 2-6 Wannemachers 2-6 VFW 14-0-8 Men over 200 John Jones 210, Rob Shaeffer 219, Jason Wagoner 210-202-221, Doug Milligan Jr. 225-221, Frank Miller 256-212209, Tim Koester 223-224, Doug Milligan Sr. 235, Jeff Milligan 204, Josh Moorman 245-227, Brian Schaadt 227-247-256, Don Eversole 269-208, Bruce VanMetre 214-237, Lenny Klaus 201, Mark Biedenharn 203-225, Dave Moenter 275-221-233, Jason Mahlie 212, Chuck Verhoff 205, Todd Menke 234-247, Dave Miller 211-217, Ray Geary 211, Rick Schuck 204-254, Tom Pratter 201-212-203, Dan Kleman 205, Dick Mowery 204, Warren Mason 204-204, Jim Looser 202, Jim Meeks 244, Lenny Hubert 279, Sean Hulihan 204, Rob Ruda 244-227-231, Kevin Decker 269268, Fred Wagner 223. Men over 550 John Jones 589, Rob Shaeffer 562, Jason Wagoner 633, Doug Milligan Jr. 613, Frank Miller 677, Tim Koester 617, Jeff Milligan 577, Doug Milligan Sr. 569, Josh Moorman 658, Brian Schaadt 730, Don Eversole 661, Bruce VanMetre 644, Mark Biedenharn 619, Dave Moenter 729, Jason Mahlie 597, Chuck Verhoff 575, Todd Menke 675, Dave Miller 606, Rick Schuck 617, Tom Pratter 616, Dick Mowery 560, Warren Mason 605, Jim Meeks 591, Lenny Hubert 636, Rob Ruda 702, Kevin Decker 736, Fred Wagner 591.
Tuesday’s Results Heart of Dallas Bowl At Dallas Oklahoma State 58, Purdue 14 Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. Northwestern 34, Mississippi State 20 Capital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Georgia 45, Nebraska 31 Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. South Carolina 33, Michigan 28 Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Stanford 20, Wisconsin 14 Orange Bowl At Miami Florida State 31, Northern Illinois 10
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The Associated Press FOOTBALL National Football League BUFFALO BILLS—Promoted Russ Brandon to president and chief executive officer. CINCINNATI BENGALS— Signed WR Justin Hilton to the practice squad. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS— Signed DL Tracy Robertson to the practice squad. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS— Signed K Billy Cundiff. HOCKEY American Hockey League
HAMILTON BULLDOGS— Recalled F Philippe Lefebvre from Wheeling (ECHL). NORFOLK ADMIRALS— Announced F Corey Elkins was reassigned to Fort Wayne (ECHL). Announced F Luca Caputi and D Nick Schaus were returned to Fort Wayne. Signed G Jeff Deslauriers and F Dan Sexton to professional tryout contracts. COLLEGE SETON HALL—Announced sophomore G Freddie Wilson has left the men’s basketball program to pursue transfer opportunities.
The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB New York 21 10 .677 — Brooklyn 16 15 .516 5 Philadelphia 15 17 .469 6 1/2 Boston 14 16 .467 6 1/2 Toronto 11 20 .355 10 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 21 8 .724 — Atlanta 20 10 .667 1 1/2 Orlando 12 19 .387 10 Charlotte 8 23 .258 14 Washington 4 25 .138 17 Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 18 13 .581 — Chicago 16 13 .552 1 Milwaukee 16 13 .552 1 Detroit 12 22 .353 7 1/2 Cleveland 7 25 .219 11 1/2 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 25 8 .758 — Memphis 19 9 .679 3 1/2 Houston 17 14 .548 7 Dallas 13 19 .406 11 1/2 New Orleans 7 24 .226 17 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 24 6 .800 — Denver 18 15 .545 7 1/2 Portland 16 14 .533 8 Minnesota 14 13 .519 8 1/2 Utah 15 17 .469 10 Pacific Division
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Dear Annie: I was diag- around Ralph anymore. Is there any polite statenosed with depression more than 20 years ago. When ment we could make to get I was in high school, I was him to stop the ego talk? — hospitalized for close to a Had It Dear Had It: Poor Ralph. year. Because money and insurance have been sporadic, This is obviously the only I have been on and off of thing he has to brag about, medication. Plus, once I get and he’s not going to stop as on a good medication, I start long as he thinks he can still feeling that I don’t need it get mileage out of it. Try to anymore. Last year, my hus- be tolerant. When he menband lost his job, tions his award, so I have no inplaster a fake smile surance and have onto your face, pat been off of medihis arm and say, cation since. “Yes, Ralph, we Annie, my deknow,” and then pression feels like change the subject it is crushing me. or walk away. I am tired all the Dear Annie: time and not interThis is in response ested in doing anyto “Some Talk, thing. I interpret Please,” who reeverything my ports that her hushusband says as Annie’s Mailbox band is otherwise insulting or angry, a good guy, but although I know it isn’t. Part rarely talks to her and sulks of the problem is, we haven’t for sex. She also said that had sex in three years. He one of her children has been says he just doesn’t want to. diagnosed with Asperger So I feel pretty worthless. syndrome. I would like to reI fantasize about dying. mind her that the apple does I feel this dark cloud hang- not fall far from the tree. ing over me. I try to put on If they have a child with a happy face, but it doesn’t Asperger’s, it is possible that help much. My husband her husband may have the knows about my depression, same diagnosis. This was but there isn’t much we can the case with my son and my do without money. Please husband. I strongly suspected my husband had some form help me. — Tired of It Dear Tired: There are re- of autism. He was gracious sources for you. First con- enough to see a psychiatrist, tact the National Alliance on who diagnosed him with AsMental Illness (nami.org) at perger syndrome and schizoid 1-800-950-NAMI. You also disorder. My husband truly is can find a listing of free or clueless about intimacy. There are resources availlow-cost health centers in your area through the U.S. able on the Internet for Department of Health and spouses of people with AsHuman Services (hhs.gov) perger’s and also for those and the Partnership for Pre- who want to learn how to scription Assistance (pparx. be intimate. I let my hubby org), which also can help know I am grateful for all he with medication. And don’t does. I also let him know that overlook your local com- when my emotional needs munity centers and nearby are met, then I will engage medical schools for low- in sex. — Been There, Done cost counseling services. That Just writing us shows your commitment to getting well. Hang in there. Dear Annie: My husband and I have a friend who was given an award a few years ago. Many of us attended the event, and friends from afar sent congratulations and accolades. Since then, however, “Ralph” brings up the award at every occasion, showering everyone with photos and bragging to the skies. This is getting rather tiring to the rest of us. Some people have made a few comments to him, saying it’s time to “let it go,” but it doesn’t help. Ralph thinks he’s truly hot stuff now, and it’s become unbearable to be around him. We all enjoy the company of his wife, who unfortunately doesn’t try to curtail his boasting, but we certainly don’t wish to be
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Dozens killed, wounded in airstrike near Damascus
BY BASSEM MROUE The Associated Press BEIRUT — A Syrian warplane blasted a gas station near Damascus today, killing and wounding dozens of people and igniting a huge fire in what could be one of the bloodiest attacks in weeks during the 22-month civil war. Activists said a single Russian-built MiG fighter fired a missile that hit the gas station, setting off an inferno in the eastern suburb of Mleiha. Black smoke billowed from the site. An amateur video posted online showed charred bodies and gruesome carnage at the scene. Mohammed Saeed, an activist who visited the site, said the missile struck as drivers waited in line with their cars at the station. Syria has been facing a fuel crisis, and people often wait for hours to get gasoline. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human said “tens of people were killed or wounded.” At least 10 bodies were seen in an amateur video. “Many of the people who were there were killed,” Saeed said via Skype. “Body parts could be seen on the ground.” He said the missile fired by the MiG warplane caused a crater a meter (three feet) deep. An amateur video showed several vehicles on fire and a cloud of smoke rising into the air. The videos appeared genuine and corresponded to other AP reporting on the events depicted. It was unclear why the Syrian military targeted the gas station. There have been clashes and shelling in nearby areas in the past days. Saeed said there were two other air raids in the nearby suburbs of Maadamiyeh and Deir al-Asafir. “Since yesterday the raids have been very intense,” Saeed said. In the north, rebels attacked a sprawling air base today as the opposition expanded its offensive on military airports in an attempt to sideline a major weapon in the hands of President Bashar Assad’s forces. The Observatory said the rebel assault on the Taftanaz base was preceded by heavy shelling of the area, and the fighters appeared to be trying to storm the facility. Observatory director Rami Abdul-Rahman described the attack as one “of the most intense” on the airfield. In the past few weeks, Syrian rebels have stepped up their attacks on airports around the neighboring province of Aleppo, trying to chip away at the government’s air power, which poses the biggest obstacle to the opposition fighters’ advances. As its control of large swaths of territory has slipped over the past year, the government has increasingly relied on its warplanes and helicopters to strike rebel-held areas. Several past rebel attempts to capture the Taftanaz base have failed. The Observatory said Syrian army helicopters were helping defend the airfield against the rebel assault. It said four rebels were killed in the clashes around the base, and one helicopter was hit by rebel fire. The Observatory said the rebels attacking Taftanaz base included members of Jabhat alNusra, affiliated with al-Qaida and branded a terrorist organization by the U.S. The group’s fighters have been among the most effective on the rebel side in their battle to oust Assad. On Tuesday, clashes between government troops and rebels forced the international airport in Aleppo to stop all flights in and out of Syria’s largest city. Rebels have been fighting for control of
‘Fiscal cliff,’ ‘spoiler alert’ on banned word list Stampede after fireworks
By JEFF KAROUB The Associated Press DETROIT — Spoiler alert: This story contains words and phrases that some people want to ban from the English language. “Spoiler alert” is among them. So are “kick the can down the road,” “trending” and “bucket list.” A dirty dozen have landed on the 38th annual List of Words to be Banished from the Queen’s English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness. The nonbinding, tongue-in-cheek decree released Monday by northern Michigan’s Lake Superior State University is based on nominations submitted from the United States, Canada and beyond. “Spoiler alert,” the seemingly thoughtful way to warn readers or viewers about looming references to a key plot point in a film or TV show, nevertheless passed its use-by date for many, including Joseph Foly, of Fremont, Calif. He argued in his submission the phrase is “used as an obnoxious way to show one has trivial information and is about to use it, no matter what.” At the risk of further offense, here’s another spoiler alert: The phrase receiving the most nominations this year is “fiscal cliff,” banished because of its overuse by media outlets when describing across-the-board federal tax increases and spending cuts that economists say could harm the economy in the new year without congressional action. “You can’t turn on the news without hearing this,” said Christopher Loiselle, of Midland, Mich., in his submission. “I’m equally worried about the River of Debt and Mountain of Despair.” Other terms coming in for a literary lashing are “superfood,” “guru,” “job creators” and “double down.” University spokesman Tom Pink said that in nearly four decades, the Sault Ste. Marie school has “banished” around 900 words or phrases, and somehow the whole idea has survived rapidly advancing technology and diminishing attention spans. Nominations used to come by mail, then fax and via the school’s website, he said. Now most come through the university’s Facebook page. That’s fitting, since social media has helped accelerate the life cycle of certain words and phrases, such as this year’s entry “YOLO” — “you only live once.” “The list surprises me in one way or another every year, and the same way every year: I’m always surprised how people still like it, love it,” he said. Rounding out the list are “job creators/creation,” “boneless wings” and “passion/passionate.” Those who nominated the last one say they are tired of hearing about a company’s “passion” as a substitute for providing a service or product for money. Andrew Foyle, of Bristol, England, said it’s reached the point where “passion” is the only ingredient that keeps a chef from preparing “seared tuna” that tastes “like dust swept from a station platform.” “Apparently, it’s insufficient to do it ably, with skill, commitment or finesse,” Foyle said. “Passionate, begone!” As usual, the etymological exercise — or exorcise — only goes so far. Past lists haven’t eradicated “viral,” “amazing,” “LOL” or “man cave” from everyday use.
Aleppo since launching an offensive on the city over the summer. The fight over the commercial hub has turned into a bloody stalemate. Rebels have captured large swathes of territory in the surrounding Aleppo province west and north of the city up to the Turkish border. The rebels have been attacking three other airports in the Aleppo area, including the Mannagh military helicopter base near the Turkish border. They have posted dozens of videos online that appear to show fighters shooting mortars, homemade rockets and sniper rifles at targets inside the bases. The LCC said rebels bombarded the Mannagh air base, which has been subjected to almost daily attacks since late last month. The Observatory also reported that eight shells struck the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in the capital forcing some of the residents to flee the area that is mostly in the hands of rebels. Anti-regime activists say more than 45,000 people have been killed since the uprising against Assad began in March 2011. Since then, it has evolved into a full-scale civil war with scores of armed groups across the country fighting regime forces.
kills 61 in Ivory Coast
BY INZA BAKAYOKO The Associated Press
Governor plans to sue NCAA over Penn St. sanctions
BY PETER JACKSON The Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. — Gov. Tom Corbett scheduled a news conference for today to announce the filing of a federal lawsuit against the NCAA over stiff sanctions imposed against Penn State in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. The news conference announcing the filing in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg was set to be held at the university’s State College campus. A person associated with the university and knowledgeable about the matter told The Associated Press that it is an antitrust action. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the lawsuit hasn’t been filed. The university agreed in July to the sanctions, which included a $60 million fine that would be used nationally to finance child abuse prevention grants. The sanctions also included a four-year bowl game ban for the university’s marquee football program, reduced football scholarships and the forfeiture of 112 wins but didn’t include a suspension of the football program, the so-called death penalty. In announcing the news conference, Corbett, a Republican, did not indicate whether his office coordinated its legal strategy with state Attorney General-elect Kathleen Kane, who is scheduled to be sworn in Jan. 15. Kane, a Democrat, ran on a vow to investigate why it took state prosecutors nearly three years to charge Sandusky, an assistant under legendary football coach Joe Paterno. Corbett was the attorney gen-
Venezuelans on edge amid shifting news on Chavez
BY JORGE RUEDA and IAN JAMES The Associated Press
Colo. theater shooting lawyers head back to court
BY DAN ELLIOTT The Associated Press
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — A crowd stampeded after leaving a New Year’s fireworks show early Tuesday in Ivory Coast’s main city, killing 61 people — many of them children and teenagers — and injuring more than 200, rescue workers said. Thousands had gathered at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium in Abidjan’s Plateau district to see the fireworks. It was only the second New Year’s Eve fireworks display since peace returned to this West African nation after a bloody upheaval over presidential elections put the nation on the brink of civil war and turned this city into a battle zone. With 2013 showing greater promise, people were in the mood Lake Superior State’s 38th list of to celebrate on New Year’s Eve. Families brought children and banished words they watched the rockets burst in the nighttime sky. But only an DETROIT (AP) — Lake Superior hour into the new year, as the crowds poured onto the Boulevard State University’s 38th annual list of de la Republic after the show, something caused a stampede, said banished words: Col. Issa Sako of the fire department rescue team. How so many — fiscal cliff deaths occurred on the broad boulevard and how the tragedy — kick the can down the road started is likely to be the subject of an investigation. — double down Many of the younger ones in the crowd went down, trampled — job creators/creation underfoot. Most of those killed were between 8 and 15 years old — passion/passionate “The flood of people leaving the stadium became a stampede — YOLO which led to the deaths of more than 60 and injured more than — spoiler alert 200,” Sako told Ivory Coast state TV. — bucket list Desperate parents went to the city morgue, the hospital and to — trending the stadium to try to find missing children. Mamadou Sanogo was — superfood searching for his 9-year-old son, Sayed. — boneless wings “I have just seen all the bodies, but I cannot find my son,” said — guru a tearful Sanogo. “I don’t know what to do.” State TV showed a woman sobbing in the back of an ambulance; another was bent over on the side of the street, apparently in pain; and another, barely conscious and wearing only a bra on her upper body, was hoisted by rescuers. There were also scenes eral when that office took state. of small children being treated in a hospital. One boy grimaced in Last week, state Sen. Jake pain and a girl with colored braids in her hair lay under a blanket over the case in early 2009 and until he became governor Corman, a Republican whose with one hand bandaged. The death toll could rise, officials said. district includes Penn State’s in January 2011. State and congressional main campus, said he plans Do gays need a church of their own anymore? lawmakers from Pennsylvania to seek court action barring BY RACHEL ZOLL have objected to using the any of the first $12 million The Associated Press Penn State fine to finance from being released to groups activities in other states. Penn outside the state. On that Sunday in 1968 when Troy Perry borrowed a minisSandusky, 68, was conState has already made the first $12 million payment, victed in June on charges ter’s robe and started a church for gays in his living room, the and an NCAA task force is he sexually abused 10 boys, world was a very different place. Perry’s Metropolitan Community Churches was then a deciding how it should be some on Penn State’s campus. He’s serving a 30- to lone spiritual refuge for openly gay Christians, an idea so far spent. from the mainstream that the founders were often chased from The NCAA, which 60-year state prison term. Eight young men testi- places where they tried to worship. Four decades later, some declined to comment Tuesday on the planned lawsuit, has fied against him, describing a of the most historically important American denominations, said at least a quarter of the range of abuse they said went which had routinely expelled gays and lesbians, are welcoming money would be spent in from grooming and manipu- them instead. MCC now has a presence in dozens of U.S. states as well as lation to fondling, oral sex Pennsylvania. overseas, reporting a total membership of more than 240 conRepublican U.S. Rep. and anal rape when they were gregations and ministries. But as acceptance of same-sex relaCharlie Dent called that an boys. Sandusky did not testify tionships grows — gay and lesbian clergy in many Protestant “unacceptable and unsatisfactory” response by the NCAA at his trial but has maintained traditions no longer have to hide their partners or lose their to a request from the state’s his innocence, acknowledg- careers, and Christians can often worship openly with their U.S. House delegation that ing he showered with boys same-gender spouses in the mainline Protestant churches the whole $60 million be dis- but insisting he never molest- where they were raised — the fellowship is at a crossroads. Is a gay-centered Christian church needed anymore? tributed to causes within the ed them.
CARACAS, Venezuela — Supporters and opponents of President Hugo Chavez alike nervously welcomed the new year Tuesday, left on edge by shifting signals from the government about the Venezuelan leader’s condition three weeks after cancer surgery in Cuba. With rumors swirling that Chavez had taken a turn for the worse, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said in a televised interview in Cuba that he had met with the president twice, spoken with him and planned to return to Venezuela today. Maduro said Chavez faces “a complex and delicate situation.” But Maduro also said that when he talked with the president and looked at his face, he seemed to have “the same strength as always.” “All the time we’ve been hoping for his positive evolution. Sometimes he has had light improvements, sometimes stationary situations,” Maduro said in the prerecorded interview, which was broadcast Tuesday night by the Caracas-based television network Telesur. “I was able to see him twice, converse with him. He’s totally conscious of the complexity of his post-operative state and he expressly asked us ... to keep the nation informed always, always with the truth, as hard as it may be in certain circumstances,” Maduro said. Chavez has not been seen or heard from since the Dec. 11 operation, and officials have reported a series of ups and downs in his recovery — the most recent, on Sunday, announcing that new complications from a respiratory infection had put the president in a “delicate” state. Speculation has grown since Maduro announced those latest troubles, which were a sharp shift from his remark nearly a week earlier that the president had been up and walking. In Tuesday’s interview, Maduro did not provide any new details about Chavez’s complications. But he joined other Chavez allies in urging Venezuelans to ignore gossip, saying rumors are being spread due to “the hatred of the enemies of Venezuela.”
CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Prosecutors and defense lawyers in the Colorado theater shooting were heading back to court today in advance of a crucial hearing in the case. State District Judge William B. Sylvester has told both sides to appear before him to make sure everything is ready for next week’s preliminary hearing, when prosecutors will outline their case against the defendant, James Holmes. At the conclusion of the preliminary hearing, Sylvester will decide if the evidence is sufficient to put Holmes on trial. Holmes is charged with killing 12 people and wounding 70 on July 20 in a movie theater in the Denver suburb of Aurora. Prosecutors say he opened fire during a midnight showing of the Batman movie “The Dark Night Rises.” Holmes faces multiple counts of first-degree murder and attempted murder and hasn’t yet entered a plea. His lawyers have said he suffers from mental illness. The preliminary hearing, which starts Monday, will give the public its first officially sanctioned look at much of the evidence against Holmes. Sylvester imposed a gag order shortly after Holmes’ arrest barring attorneys and investigators from speaking publicly about the case, and many documents have been sealed. The University of Colorado, where Holmes was a graduate student, has also been tight-lipped about the case. At prosecutors’ request, Sylvester barred the university from releasing records requested by numerous media organizations. Prosecutors argued that the information could jeopardize Holmes’ right to a fair trial. Sylvester initially agreed but amended his order last month to allow the release after media organizations objected in court. Holmes was enrolled in a Ph.D. neuroscience program at the university. He allegedly began stockpiling firearms and ammunition while taking classes in the spring. In June, he made threats to a professor and on June 10 filed withdrawal papers after failing a year-end exam, prosecutors said. The next day he saw his school psychiatrist who tried to report him to a campus security committee, according to Holmes’ lawyers.
Answers to Monday’s questions: The phone installed in the White House in 1879 when Rutherford B. Hayes was president was assigned the number 1. Hayes rarely used the phone because the only other one in Washington, D.C., at the time was at the Treasury Department. Because there were no telephone operators or switchboards, the wires from Hayes’s phone ran from the White House telegraph room out a window to the Treasury Department. John McTiernan worked a teddy bear into his movies Die Hard and The Hunt for Red October. John McClane (Bruce Willis) has one at the start of Die Hard (1988) and Jack Ryan (Alex Baldwin) has the same bear at the end of Red October (1990). Today’s questions: What 1924 change in the design of the football made it possible for players to throw spiral passes? What 1954 event in the South Pacific was codenamed Castle Bravo? Answers in Thursday’s Herald. Today’s joke: Pulling into the crowded parking lot at the shopping center I rolled down the car windows to make sure my puppy had fresh air. She was stretched full out on the back seat and I wanted to impress upon her that she must remain there. I walked to the curb backward, pointing my finger at the car and saying emphatically, “Now you stay. Do you hear me? Stay! Stay!” The driver of a nearby car, a pretty young lady, gave me a strange look and said, “Why don’t you just put it in park?”