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50¢ daily www.delphosherald.com BY LESLIE NOIA DHI Correspondent LIMA — Healthcare has become an important issue in our state due to recent changes that have taken place, especially with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The League of Women Voters of the Lima Area (LWV) does their best to provide information and educate the public about important issues. On Thursday, LWV held a forum to discuss the important topic of healthcare and how it is affecting our communities. “Healthcare is one of those things that we have heard a lot about from the political side but not really from anyone else,” said Mary Wilkin, LWV board member. Wilkin said that holding the forum on healthcare allows professionals in the Lima area to share their perspective on the recent changes. A panel that consisted of two Lima physicians and two insurance agents were available for questions and to share their views on the current
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“Healthcare is one of those things that we have heard a lot about from the political side but not really from anyone else.”
— Mary Wilkin, LWV board membe healthcare plans. The panel has varied views of the U.S. healthcare system and how consumers can best navigate their way through the changing system. Lima physicians Dr. Susan Hubbell, a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation and a member of the Lima/Allen County Academy of Medicine, and Dr. Wilfred Ellis, infectious disease specialist and chair of the Rhodes State College Board of Trustees, attended to share their knowledge and add to the discussion at the forum. “Both of the physicians have different views on the healthcare system. One is more conservative than the other,” said Wilkin. She felt it was important to have the two different perspectives on the panel so people have a chance to see different sides. Wilkin also spoke about the importance of knowing insurance coverages and how it has changed. “It depends on each individual, my employer for example has increased the wellness points I need to have in order to receive a discount on my premium,” she said. The healthcare field has seen many changes, not only in regulations but technology too. “We have been seeing a lot of changes in healthcare. For instance, medical records are now computerized, which is great because if you are in an accident and transferred to a hospital, they are able to get your records quickly. However, it can leave some people worried about who has access to their records,” said Wilkins. Randee Henson, agent with Stolly Insurance of Lima, and Deborah Steele, statewide advocacy coordinator for the
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Delphos, Ohio Universal Health Care Action Network of Ohio (UHCAN Ohio), also sat on the panel at the forum to share important information about the current plans. “One insurance agent comes from a place where they see people on a regular basis, and the other deals with insurance on a national standpoint,” said Wilkin. LWV holds many events throughout the year such as this one. They are part of a national, non-partisan organization founded in 1920 that encourages citizens to take an active and informed role in government. The LWV is a grassroots organization where its members are the decision-makers. It is considered political because Leagues take action on a wide variety of governmental issues on a national, state and local level. However, it is considered non-partisan because the organization does not support candidates or parties. The LWV only supports issues after a thorough study which concludes in an analysis of the results.
Relay meetings set Tuesday
Relay teams will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Delphos Eagles Lodge. The Committee meeting will follow at 7:30 p.m. The theme for the 2013 Relay has been set: Game On! Playing for a Cure. Each team will select a board game they want to use as their inspiration for decorating their site at Relay. Games will be selected at this meeting. Candyland has already been taken so teams should come prepared with a first- and second-choice game.
Old Paulding County Jail saved from demolition
BY ED GEBERT DHI Correspondent ate prisoners in the county from its opening in 1876 until 2007. Since that time, the building was used for storage. Finally it was agreed to sell the building if a legitimate bidder could be found, so when bids were opened in February there was hope in the air for preservationists. However of the four bid envelopes turned in at that time, none were deemed acceptable. It turned out that one envelope contained nothing but a blank sheet of paper. Next, the Paulding County Commissioners began the process of bidding once again, this time stipulating a March 20 opening date. According to an article from Melinda Krick on the Paulding Progress website, four bids were received with each listing a bid amount and the intended use of the property. The bid
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PAULDING — The 137-year-old former Paulding County Jail has been saved from the wrecking ball. On Wednesday, the Paulding County Commissioners accepted a bid for the sale of the historic building from All Trades Historical Restoration for $11,770. The life of the old jail building seemed to be up back in December when the commissioners announced that they were giving up on the structure, saying it was too expensive to maintain and could be a liability for the county. Plans were made to demolish the building in January. However, almost immediately, members of the community rallied to try to find a way to save the jail which was in use to incarcer-
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from All Trades Historical Restoration, which was accepted on Wednesday, is to clean and repair the exterior and restore the building to its original appearance as best as possible, make the building the company’s office headquarters, remodel cell area into apartments for new tenants along with housing their employees, and rent office space. In the event the bidder awarded does not close within 30 days, the building will be awarded to the second highest bidder, Rick Fortman of Defiance, for $7,777. Fortman wishes to use the jail for antiques and art, storing his personal collection as well as converting the jail into consignment booths for dealers of art and antiques. He would also restore the (TB File Photo) sheriff’s residence. The other two bids $5,000 and from Vern these bids mentioned office were submitted by Kim and Tonya Sanderson of and possible residential McMichael of Cutler for Broughton for $1,000. Both space as planned uses.
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WASHINGTON — Democrats controlling the Senate appear on track to pass their first budget in four years, promising a second, almost $1 trillion round of tax increases on top of more than $600 billion in higher taxes on the wealthy enacted in January. The nonbinding but politically symbolic measure would protect safety-net programs for the poor and popular domestic priorities like education, health research and federal law enforcement agencies from cuts sought by House Republicans, who adopted a far more austere plan on Thursday morning. The Democratic plan caters to party stalwarts on the liberal edge of the spectrum just as the House GOP measure was crafted to appeal to more recent tea party arrivals. The $1 trillion in new revenue would accrue over the coming decade and would be coupled with a net $875 billion in spending cuts, generated by modest cuts to federal health care programs, domestic agencies and the Pentagon and reduced government borrowing costs. The GOP budget proposal, similar to previous plans offered by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., demonstrates that it’s possible, at least mathematically, to balance the budget within a decade without raising taxes. But to do so Ryan, his party’s vice presidential nominee last year, assumes deep cuts that would force millions from programs for the poor like food stamps and Medicaid and cut almost 20 percent from domestic agency budget levels assumed less than two years ago. Ryan’s plan passed the House on a mostly party-line, 221207 vote, with 10 Republicans joining Democrats against it. Senators braced for dozens of votes during a marathon session expected today, with pessimists in the Capitol predicting a final vote on the Democratic plan in the pre-dawn hours of Saturday. That tall stack of votes follows up a quintet of politically freighted Senate tallies Thursday night, including a move by Democrats to force a vote on the controversial Ryan budget, which was rejected by a 59-40 vote, with five Republicans joining every Democrat in opposition. Republicans countered with a move by Jeff Session, R-Ala., putting Democrats on record in opposition to balancing the budget by the end of the decade. It failed on a near party-line vote. Indeed, Thursday’s votes demonstrated the raw politics driving the budget debate, which is more a display of party positions and priorities than an attempt to move the combatants closer together.
Ohio unemployment rate remains at 7 percent
By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS The Associated Press COLUMBUS — While Ohio’s labor force is not growing at the preferred rate for an economic recovery, the number of unemployed people in the state is significantly lower than a year ago, the state said today as it announced monthly unemployment rates. Ohio’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February was 7 percent, unchanged from January, and well below the national rate of 7.7 percent.
COLUMBUS (AP) — A bill setting in motion Gov. John Kasich’s plan for a $1.5 billion Ohio Turnpike bond sale and increasing Ohio’s speed limit to 70 mph on rural interstate highways has cleared the state Legislature. The Ohio House passed the two-year transportation budget 63-28 on Thursday. Kasich is expected to sign it. The measure allots more than $2.5 billion for each of the two years, plus money from the bond sale. It guarantees 90 percent of Turnpike bond proceeds will go to northern Ohio projects. Toll rates would be capped on car trips by E-ZPass users of 30 miles or less for 10 years. It sets the maximum speed limit for interstate freeway outerbelts in urban areas at 65 mph and on freeways in congested areas at 55 mph. Kasich stated, “Passage of our Jobs and Transportation Plan marks a great day for all Ohioans and the job creators who depend on our highway system to ship goods throughout our state. This Turnpike plan is big change for our state, and I applaud the General Assembly for being open to and ulti-
mately passing an innovative plan that will allow us to complete infrastructure projects faster, create 65,000 new construction jobs and help attract new job creators to Ohio.” The transportation budget received support from both sides of the political aisle. Democrat Rep. Bill Patmon commented, “I am proud to have been a joint sponsor for this very important piece of legislation. This legislation gives Ohio a unique opportunity to keep promises made by past administrations to improve roads, bridges, and highways. In other words, this gives Ohio a chance to let Ohio roads fix Ohio roads. As I said the day the Governor decided to go in the direction of bonding the Ohio Turnpike, it doesn’t just make sense, it makes perfect sense.” Republican Rep. Ross McGregor added, “I am very pleased and fully supportive of the outcome of the State Transportation Budget. Great compromise went into this entire budget process, and as a result we have a strong piece of legislation that provides funds for our state’s critical infrastructure needs, increases economic development and creates thousands of jobs for Ohioans.”
The state’s nonagricultural jobs increased 16,100 over the month, from a revised figure of 5.181 million in January to 5.197 million in February, according to the latest business establishment survey conducted by the See JOBS, page 3
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man charged in court12 arrested in Mercer Co. Ohio house bomb threat probe drug investigation
Information Submitted CELINA – Twelve persons were rounded up by the Grand Lake Drug Task Force in a drug crackdown in Mercer County. The dozen people were each indicted and arrested, according to Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey who made the announcement on Thursday. Those arrested include 33-year-old Christopher Brockman whose address listed is the Mercer County Adult Detention Facility. He is charged with third-degree felony illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs and six misdemeanor counts of unlawful purchase or receipt of pseudoephedrine product. Brockman was served with his indictment while in jail on March 15. Arrested on Monday were Jason Bruggeman, 31, Portland, Indiana, and Joshua Wymer, 29, Fort Recovery. Bruggeman is charded with one felony count of illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs and a pair of misdemeanor counts of unlawful purchase or receipt of pseudoephedrine product. Wymer also faces one third-degree felony count of illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs along with three counts of unlawful purchase or receipt of pseudoephedrine product. Christopher Steinbrunner, 42, Fort Recovery, is charged with two counts of illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, each of felony of the third degree, and two misdemeanor counts of unlawful purchase or receipt of pseudoephedrine product. Also arrested in this investigation was Mickey Haskell, 29, Sidney, who was apprehended in Sidney by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. Haskell is charged with two fourth-degree felony counts of trafficking in heroin and four fifth-degree felony counts of trafficking in heroin. Elizabeth Craw, 25, Celina, is facing a third-degree felony count of illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, and a misdemeanor charge of unlawful purchase or receipt of pseudoephedrine product. Dustin Gross, 31, Celina, is charged with two counts of trafficking in heroin, each a felony of the fifth degree. Alyssa Ridder, 18, Celina, faces three counts of trafficking in heroin, each a felony of the fifth degree. Mirranda Gates, 30, Celina, is charged with two counts of fourth-degree felony trafficking in drugs and one count of offenses involving unapproved drugs, a felony of the fourth degree. Gates is currently being held in the Montgomery County Ohio Jail on contempt charges. April Lindeman, 32, Celina, is charged with two counts of fourth-degree felony trafficking in heroin and three counts of fifthdegree felony trafficking in heroin. Carolyn Snyder, 51, Celina, is charged with three counts of trafficking in marijuana, each a felony of the fourth degree. Amanda Lockwood, 21, Celina, faces two counts of trafficking in heroin, each a felony of the fifth degree. All charges are resulting from an investigation by the Grand Lake Task Force. The Task Force is a combined effort of law enforcement agencies in Mercer and Auglaize Counties. The Celina Police Department and the Shelby County Ohio Sheriff’s Office assisted with these apprehensions. CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio man charged in the investigation into dozens of bomb threats made to courthouses and other public buildings in five states late last year waived a bond hearing Thursday and was ordered locked up. The FBI arrested 39-yearold Lonny Bristow of Mansfield on Wednesday in the Mansfield area. He had an initial court appearance Thursday in U.S. District Court in Cleveland and waived a bond hearing. Bristow agreed to be held without bond while his case is pending, his public defender, Carolyn Kucharski, said in an email. Bristow was initially charged with a single count of making a bomb threat by phone. The FBI said Bristow was arrested in the investigation of bomb threats made in November and December to courthouses and public buildings in Nebraska, Washington, Oregon, Tennessee and Mississippi. There was no immediate indication of a possible motive. An FBI agent’s affidavit filed with the court said investigators traced numerous bomb threats to prepaid phone cards
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Reid: Background checks will be in Senate gun bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats who vowed a crackdown on guns after the horrific Newtown, Conn., school shooting are touting prospects for Senate passage of expanded federal background checks, even as they acknowledge there isn’t enough support to restore a ban on assault-style weapons. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a measure likely to be debated in his chamber next month will include tougher laws and stiffer sentences for gun trafficking and increased school safety grants. Closing background check loopholes will be the core of the legislation, just as it was the cornerstone of President Barack Obama’s proposals for stemming gun violence following the December slayings of 20 first-graders and six staffers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Including expanded checks in the gun legislation signals that Democrats feel they can win bipartisan support for the measure or are happy to dare Republicans to reject the entire gun-control package and face political consequences in next year’s elections. Reid, D-Nev., said he Van Wert Cinemas th hoped a trio of senators March 22nd -28
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BARBERTON (AP) — Authorities in northeast Ohio say there was no imminent threat when a boy brought two knives to school in a backpack. Police say the 15-yearold told officers and school administrators he planned to “take over” and “do harm” at the school at some point in the future. He has been charged with bringing a weapon onto school property, inciting vio-
purchased at a Wal-Mart in Upper Sandusky, located about 40 miles west of Mansfield. Agents searched Bristow’s residence and seized computers, bank cards, weapons and ammunition, the FBI said. The Mansfield News Journal reported that in 1997 Bristow was labeled a “vexatious litigator.” Since 1993, Bristow filed at least 137 lawsuits, targeting law enforcement personnel, judges, media outlets and others. Although the lawsuits were usually tossed out of court, they added up to thousands of dollars in attorney fees, the newspaper reported. The paper also reported that Bristow also was the first inmate in Ohio to have his mail privileges revoked. He received a 13-year prison sentence for theft, retaliation, aiding an escape, harassment by an inmate and telephone harassment. Stephen Anthony, head of the FBI in northern Ohio, said the bomb threats had induced panic for hundreds of people. He called the threats “reckless and malicious.” Kucharski limited her comments to detailing the initial court proceeding and wouldn’t comment further.
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would craft a bipartisan background check compromise. If not, he said, senators would consider a stricter version that allows fewer exemptions approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on a party-line vote. “This moves the ball forward on gun safety in the Senate,” said Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., one of the senators hunting a background check deal. Schumer said he hoped an accord could be ready when the Senate returns from its upcoming two-week spring break. Moderate Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., who has an A-rating from the National Rifle Association, and Mark Kirk, R-Ill., are also involved. The background check system is aimed at preventing criminals and others from acquiring firearms. It currently applies only to sales by federally licensed gun dealers, not private transactions at gun shows or online. The fate of the overall legislation remains uncertain, with Democrats all but sure to need Republican support for it to survive. Action would then shift to the GOP-run House, where leaders have shown no taste for expanding background checks for private purchases. Earlier, Reid decided to exclude a proposed assault
weapons ban from the bill, fearing it would sink the legislation, but will allow a vote on the plan as an amendment. The ban’s sponsor, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., seems sure to lose due to opposition from Republicans and moderate Democrats. An Associated Press-GfK poll showed more than 8 in 10 people support broadening the background check requirement to gun shows. Other surveys show similar overwhelming support. Critics appeared unbowed. The NRA and others say criminals ignore background checks in getting guns illegally, and warn the expansion would lead to a federal registry of gun owners. “We remain as committed as we have been to opposing gun bans,” said Andrew Arulanandam, an NRA spokesman. He declined to comment on a potential compromise but said if the Senate considers Schumer’s version of background checks, “we will do whatever we can to defeat it.” The NRA wants Congress to fund more armed guards at schools, step up prosecutions of people who file false gun applications and increase the background check system’s access to state records of people with mental and other problems.
lence, aggravated riot and inducing panic. Two other juveniles and an 18-year-old face criminal charges following the incident Tuesday at Barberton High School near Akron. The Akron Beacon Journal reports police say the two other juveniles and the 18-year-old knew the boy had knives. They are charged with failure to report a crime, complicity to incite violence and aggravated riot.
High temperature Thursday in Delphos was 30 degrees, low was 18. High a year ago today was a record-setting 82, low was 59. Record low for today is 14, set in 1989. WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county The Associated Press TONIGHT: Mostly clear through midnight then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. Northwest winds around 10 mph. SATURDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s. North winds around 10 mph. SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear through midnight then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph.
SUNDAY: Snow likely. Light snow accumulations possible. Highs in the mid 30s. Northeast winds 15 to 20 CLEVELAND (AP) — mph with gusts up to 30 mph. These Ohio lotteries were Chance of snow 60 percent. drawn Thursday: SUNDAY NIGHT: Snow Mega Millions likely. Moderate snow accuEstimated jackpot: $20 M mulations possible. Lows Pick 3 Evening in the upper 20s. Chance of 1-2-7 snow 70 percent. Pick 3 Midday MONDAY: Cloudy with 3-8-8 a 50 percent chance of snow. Pick 4 Evening Highs in the upper 30s. 7-7-4-7 MONDAY NIGHT: Pick 4 Midday Mostly cloudy with a 20 per2-1-9-4 cent chance of snow showers. Pick 5 Evening Lows in the mid 20s. 5-2-6-2-2 TUESDAY : Mostly Pick 5 Midday 4-5-9-8-2 cloudy with a 30 percent Powerball chance of snow showers. Estimated jackpot: $320 M Highs in the upper 30s. Rolling Cash 5 TUESDAY NIGHT 07-08-17-28-33 THROUGH THURSDAY: Estimated jackpot: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid $100,000 20s. Highs in the lower 40s.
GRANGER, George Thomas “Tom,” 87, of Tahlequah, Okla., and formerly of Delphos, Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery, with the Delphos Veterans Council providing military graveside services. Family visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. today at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, with the Knights of Columbus conducting memorial services. Those wishing to extend their sympathies to the family are asked to consider a donation to St. Jude’s Children Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at www.stjude.org. The family invites all to join them in a luncheon following the burial at the Delphos VFW.
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One Year Ago • The Venedocia Lions Club recently celebrated its 50-year charter and ladies night at the Delphos Eagles. The Venedocia Lions Club received its charter from the Lions International on May 10, 1961 and was sponsored by the Middle Point Lions Club. Five charter members, David Hugh Evans, Hugh Pugh, Paul Price and Carl Smith received 50-year awards. est points on goals established by the jurisdiction in a church of this size. • The American Legion Auxiliary of the Colonel Jennings Post 714, Fort Jennings met at the Legion Hall Tuesday evening. The president, Mrs. Robert Good, was in charge of the business meeting when plans were made to purchase a new flag for the school. It was also decided to take the sixth grade pupils on the annual tour of the Lima Museum. Hostesses for the evening were Mrs. Ben Norbeck and Mrs. Milton Nichols. • Delphos Chapter No. 26 Order of the Eastern Star held a regular meeting Thursday evening at the Masonic Temple. Mable Clark, worthy matron, concluded the meeting by giving a Lenten reading. An indoor picnic will be held April 4 with a carry-in lunch being served. The committee will include Mrs. Lowell Jenkins, Mrs. Richard John and Mrs. Roscoe Thompson. 75 Years Ago – 1938 • The spring baseball and football candidates started Monday afternoon on a program of several weeks of intensive training. Football workouts will be held under the supervision of Frank E. Kurth. The game has not been played at Jefferson for the past several years and the material is “green” as far as actual playing experience is concerned. • Florence Welch, North Clay Street, received the members of the Ella Huber Delphian Chapter into her home Monday evening. A review of Noel Coward’s “Present Indicative” was given by Margaret Kihm. Mrs. H. F. Buchholtz had charge of the lesson on “Paradise Regained.” A resume of Milton and his works was presented by Mrs. Oscar A. Kolkmeyer. • Approximately 25 members of the Wapakoneta Council of the Knights of Columbus were in attendance at a regular meeting of the local council conducted Monday evening in the K. of C. rooms. The following were called upon for remarks: John A. Metzner, Syl. Grothouse, Father Bihn, Ray McKowen, district deputy and Mr. Wehner, who is the Grand Knights of the Wapakoneta council.
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Unemployment rate remains at 7 percent
COLUMBUS (AP) — The latest monthly jobs data shows Ohio’s unemployment rate continuing to stay below the national figure. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said today the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February was 7 percent, unchanged from January. January and February rates have marked the first time Ohio’s monthly unemployment rate failed to decline or at least remain steady since July 2011. The state’s leaders have said Ohio’s economy and its job market are getting stronger, though the process is slow. Ohio’s unemployment rate has remained about a percentage point below the U.S. rate, which was 7.7 percent in February.
Brown pushes to speed up bus safety changes
BY JOHN SEEWER The Associated Press TOLEDO — A former Marine who admitted setting fire to an Ohio mosque because he wanted revenge for the killings of American troops overseas won’t be allowed to withdraw his guilty plea, a judge ruled Thursday. Randy Linn had asked to take back his admission to hate crime charges in January, a month after he explained in detail how he drove from his Indiana home to the suburban Toledo mosque and burned a prayer rug, causing extensive damage in the building. Linn, 52, said he was in an emotional and depressed state when he pleaded guilty. His attorney asked the judge to throw out the plea so Linn could undergo a competency exam. U.S. District Judge Jack Zouhary rejected the request, saying there was nothing indicating Linn was a candidate for an insanity plea and that he clearly was competent when he pleaded guilty in December. Linn said at the time he decided to start the fire after seeing images of wounded soldiers in the news. Prosecutors maintained that Linn did not act on impulse and pointed out that he told his son two weeks before the fire that he wanted to burn down the mosque. In opposing the withdrawal, prosecutors noted that Linn drove two hours from his home in St. Joe, Ind., to the mosque and that he stopped on the way to fill three gas cans to start the
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fire. Assistant U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Brennan said Linn was asked at least four times before entering his guilty plea if he understood what he was doing. “He’s just having second thoughts,” she told the judge. A deal between prosecutors and Linn calls for him to receive a 20-year sentence. He’s scheduled to be sentenced next month. Prosecutors said Linn had several firearms in his car and carried a gun into The Islamic Center of Greater Toledo, which was empty at the time, before he started the fire on Sept. 30. Linn estimated at his plea hearing that he had drunk 45 beers over several hours before he decided to drive to Ohio. “Maybe that helped explain his conduct,” the judge said Thursday. Linn’s new attorney, John Thebes, did not attempt during the hearing to deny that Linn was responsible for the fire. Instead, he told the judge that a competency exam would allow him to determine whether an insanity plea was warranted. A sprinkler system extinguished the blaze, leaving smoke and water damage in much of the facility, whose golden dome is a landmark along Interstate 75 just south of Toledo. No one was hurt. Members of the Islamic center have been unable to use the building since the fire and hope that repairs will be finished sometime next month.
STRONGSVILLE (AP) — A three-week strike by teachers in suburban Cleveland shows no sign that a settlement may be close. Strongsville Mayor Tom Perciak asked both sides to meet Friday but the school board rejected the overture from city hall. The school board tells The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer it’s waiting for a federal mediator to summon both sides to talk. In another sign of the divide between the two sides, the teacher union has sued to see school records on the hiring of substitute teachers and security guards during the strike. The strike over salary and working conditions involves close to 400 teachers and about 6,300 students.
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LIMA (AP) — Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown is pushing federal transportation officials to speed up changes called for in a bus safety measure that became law last summer. Brown sent a letter this week to the head of the U.S. Department of Transportation asking to move more quickly on implementing driver training and operator enforcement. His push comes after last weekend’s bus crash involving a Pennsylvania college’s lacrosse team that killed two and injured 23. The Lima News reports that Brown said in the letter that tour bus safety standards are long overdue. Brown has been pushing for the bus safety law since 2007 when a charter bus carrying Bluffton University’s baseball team flipped off a Georgia overpass, killing five players along with the driver and his wife.
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BY KANTELE FRANKO COLUMBUS (AP) — State officials are using the 100th anniversary of a devastating and deadly flood to encourage Ohioans to prepare for potential high water emergencies by reviewing their response plans and insurance coverage. On the heels of the state and national Flood Safety Awareness Week, Saturday marks the centennial of the 1913 storms that rolled through the Midwest and hung over the Ohio Valley for several days, creating the state’s worst weather disaster. Several days of rain flooded all of Ohio’s rivers and streams and more than 35,000 homes and left at least 400 people dead in the state, or perhaps 600 by some estimates. It washed away or damaged docks, bridges, railroads and trains, wreaking havoc from Cincinnati to Portsmouth to Cleveland and hindering efforts to get aid to damaged areas. Levees broke, drenching various cities and leaving parts of Dayton and Columbus with 10 feet of water or more. The system, which led to significant flooding in more than a dozen states, from Illinois through Connecticut, stands out not just because of how much rain fell but also because it encompassed such a large geographic area, said Jamison, who studied the flood and found many Ohioans know little about it. “It’s really fascinating to think, ‘How did the collective mindset really not remember this event?’ It’s an answer I don’t have,” said Jamison, part of the Ohio (Continued from page 1) Department of Labor in cooperation with Job and Family Services. Ohio’s labor force is barely growing in contrast to what economists hope to see during a recovery, Job and Family Services spokesman Ben Johnson said today. “Economists expect the labor force to shrink during a recession as people become frustrated and stop looking for work or decide to go back to school or take early retirement or do something that takes them out of the labor force temporarily,” Johnson said. “As the economy recovers, you expect those people to leave school, maybe to look for work again, different than whatever they’ve been doing previously, and you expect the labor force to begin to grow again,” Johnson said. “That hasn’t really happened.” The good news is that the number of unemployed Ohio workers in January — 401,000, though slightly up from January — has decreased by 30,000 during the past 12 months, Johnson said. A spokesman for Gov. John Kasich said efforts to Silver Jackets, a group of erty and warn residents. local, state and federal repSome of those improveresentatives focused on flood ments began with the public control. outcry over the 1913 flood, In hard-hit southwest which started a larger-scale Ohio, the disaster spurred a conversation about flood mitregional pursuit of solutions igation, Jamison said. That to area flood problems and conversation continues as eventually led to the Miami state officials use the anniConservancy District, which versary to bring up that topic. focuses on flood protection, “Whether 100 years ago water quality and promot- or today, flooding can be ing recreation along water- devastating on a personal and ways in the Great Miami material level,” Department River Watershed. The area’s of Insurance Director and Lt. flood protection system was Gov. Mary Taylor said in a designed to protect against statement urging Ohioans flooding even more severe to re-evaluate whether they than what happened in 1913. might need flood insurance, Angela Manuszak, the dis- which is not part of traditiontrict’s special projects coordi- al homeowner’s or renter’s nator, calls it a tale of resil- insurance. ience and sacrifice for the The annual cost of residenbenefit of the larger commu- tial flood insurance policies, nity and says many families which are purchased through in the area have passed down private insurers but adminstories about the flood. She istered by the government’s has one, too — a tidbit about National Flood Insurance how her grandfather helped Program, can range from less with the cleanup as part of than $200 to $500 or more the Ohio National Guard out depending on the extent of of Toledo and later kept in his the coverage, up to $250,000. home a “very uncomfortable Such insurance is available Victorian chair” supposedly in communities that particitaken from the floodwaters. pate in the program and meet The district, historical orga- certain guidelines, such as nizations, libraries and other agreeing to adopt measures groups are commemorating that reduce flooding risks. the centennial with a variety of events, some hopeful, others more somber. In Dayton, an exhibit about the flood is being unveiled Saturday at Carillon Historical Park. Members of the Silver Jackets acknowledge the conditions that led to the 1913 flood are rare but say it’s important to remember CLEVELAND (AP) — the possibility of similar An appeals court in Ohio has rainfall still exists, albeit in an environment with greatly upheld the gambling convicimproved measures to pre- tions of three Internet cafes. The 8th Ohio District Court vent flooding, protect propof Appeals ruled Thursday against the owners of the cafes in Cleveland. Two owners and boost the economy are pay- four employees received proing off but too many Ohioans bation. still are out of work. The three-judge panel “We need to double down rejected arguments that the on our efforts to cut taxes cafes exist to sell Internet for small businesses and time and just offered slotsmake Ohio more jobs-friend- like computerized games as a ly so we can keep making marketing tool. progress,” spokesman Rob The attorney for the defenNichols said in a statement. dants, Don Malarcik, tells The Manufacturing added Plain Dealer that the decision 1,200 jobs and mining and will be appealed to the Ohio logging remained unchanged, Supreme Court. according to today’s report. The status of the cafes has Job growth also occurred in been the subject of intense professional and business ser- lobbying in Columbus. Last vices, educational and health week the Ohio House voted services, financial activities, overwhelmingly to approve a leisure and hospitality, infor- crackdown on the storefront mation and other services. gambling-like operations. Jobs losses came in trade, Backers of the cafes say transportation, utilities and they are legal and help the construction industries. economy. COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio House Democrats failed in their attempt to force leaders of JobsOhio to appear before a state legislative panel amid questions over the nonprofit’s spending. State Reps. John Carney and Denise Driehaus wanted to the nonprofit’s leaders to appear before the House Finance Committee to describe the entity’s budgetary relationship with two state agencies — the Development Services Agency and Ohio
COLUMBUS (AP) — An Ohio health insurance company dropped its lawsuit Thursday against state and federal officials over confusion in rules for a program for patients with preexisting medical conditions. At issue is a high-risk insurance pool created by President Barack Obama’s health care law targeting patients turned away by insurance companies because of such conditions as cancer or heart disease. The pool is meant to act as a temporary patch until 2014, when the federal law will require insurers to accept all applicants, regardless of medical history. Medical Mutual of Ohio sued last year in federal court to force clarification over who has the final say in eligibility for enrollment in the program — state or federal officials. The company said it was getting conflicting opinions from government agencies that regulate it and needed the court to settle the issue. An attorney at Medical Mutual said the lawsuit was dropped after the company reached an agreement Wednesday with state and federal officials for handling eligibility and appeal decisions. David Fogarty, who also is the director of regulatory relations at Medical Mutual, said the parties have agreed that the Ohio Department of Insurance will have the final say in appeals regarding eligibility determinations, after the insurer has followed U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ criteria. “We were just looking for clear rules to follow and now we have them,” Fogarty said in an interview Thursday. Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, who is the state’s insurance director, said in a statement, “I am pleased that the agreement we have reached protects Ohio consumers while upholding the Department’s ability to make determinations on these issues without federal interference.” Messages seeking comment also were left with the Health and Human Services Department.
Department of Commerce. Their request was rejected Thursday by the committee’s Republican chairman, who said Driehaus’ motion to subpoena JobsOhio was out of order. Democrats on the budget-writing panel objected to the chairman’s ruling, resulting in a party-line vote to deny the motion. JobsOhio complied Tuesday with a state auditor’s order to turn over its private financial records, and then it returned $1 million in taxpayer start-up money.
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Here’s a tough question for American pastors: If local school officials voted to limit the freedom of Muslim students to publicly practice their faith, would you urge your flock to protest? Those who believe in religious liberty must answer “yes,” according to the Rev. Rick Warren, leader of the 20,000-member Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif. “If a school district tells me that a Muslim girl can’t wear a headscarf to school, I’m going to oppose that rule,” he said, during a recent forum held by the Religious Freedom Project of the Berkley Center For Religion, Peace and World Affairs at Georgetown University. “If they say she can’t wear a headscarf to school,” he said, then “tomorrow they’re going to say that I can’t wear a cross and carry a Bible.” This raises another question: If the leader of one of America’s most prominent megachurches headed to the barricades to defend the rights of Muslims, would the press coverage say that he is taking a “liberal” or a “conservative” stand? Then, would Warren receive the same label if he protested in support of a local Christian college’s rejection of the Health and Human Services mandate requiring most religious institutions to offer healthinsurance plans that cover all FDA-ap-
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proved forms of contraception, sterilizations and morning-after pills? Both protests would be in support of freedom of religion. “The worst thing that could happen” in public discourse today, Warren said, would be for the term “religious liberty” to become a “code word for one side or the other, for liberals or conservatives, or Republicans or Democrats. ... That would be a fatal mistake for the party that didn’t support the first freedom of this country.” Recent American debates about religious liberty have centered on whether the White House or any other branch of the government can decree that “freedom of worship” is more worthy of protection than the “free exercise” of religious freedom, a much broader constitutional concept. While the HHS disputes will almost certainly reach the U.S. Supreme Court, the organizers of the Georgetown forum
dedicated just as much attention to limitations on religious freedom worldwide, a trend being documented in annual reports by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. The most recent survey noted: “Because some of the most restrictive countries are very populous, three-quarters of the world’s approximately 7 billion people live in countries with high government restrictions on religion or high social hostilities involving religion, up from 70 percent a year earlier. ... The rising tide of restrictions ... is attributable to a variety of factors, including increases in crimes, malicious acts and violence motivated by religious hatred or bias, as well as increased government interference with worship or other religious practices.” The bottom line is that religious liberty is important for believers and unbelievers alike, and is linked to the success of any state or government, said Thomas Farr, director of the Berkley Center. Studies indicate that religious liberty promotes economic development, women’s rights, political stability and improved care of the poor and the vulnerable. But severe restrictions on religious freedom, especially for religious minorities, are increasing and not just in the developing world, he said.
“Christians are the most likely victims and Muslims come in a close second. While most of the persecution takes place outside the West, neither Europeans nor Americans can afford to be complacent,” said Farr. “Social hostility toward religion is rising faster in Europe than any other region of the world. And here in America, where religious liberty has long been considered the first freedom of our constitution and our history, both social hostility and government restrictions on religion are on the rise.” For Warren, the key is for Americans to be willing to stand up for the rights of others, even those whose religious beliefs they believe are eternally in error. Many American Christians “need to repent” because they have failed to display that kind of true tolerance, he said. “God gave us the freedom to chose. ... We make moral choices,” he noted. “God gives me the freedom to choose what I believe. God doesn’t even force me to love him -- he gives me the choice to love him or reject him. He gives me the choice to obey him or to disobey him. If God gives me that choice, then I owe you that choice and you owe me that choice.”
(Terry Mattingly is the director of the Washington Journalism Center at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and leads the GetReligion.org project to study religion and the news.)
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A.C.T.S. NEW TESTAMENT FELLOWSHIP 8277 German Rd, Delphos Rev. Linda Wannemacher-Pastor Jaye Wannemacher -Worship Leader For information contact: 419-695-3566 Thursday - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study with worship at 8277 German Rd, Delphos Sunday - 7:00 p.m. “For Such A Time As This”. Tri-County Community Intercessory Prayer Group. Everyone welcome. Biblical counseling also available. DELPHOS BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Jerry Martin 302 N Main, Delphos Contact: 419-692-0061 or 419-302-6423 Sunday - 10:00 a.m. Sunday School (All Ages) , 11:00 a.m. Sunday Service, 6:00 p.m Sunday Evening Service Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study, Youth Study Nursery available for all services. FIRST UNITED PRESBYTERIAN 310 W. Second St. 419-692-5737 Pastor Harry Tolhurst Sunday: 11:00 Worship Service - Everyone Welcome Communion first Sunday of every month. Communion at Van Crest Health Care Center - First Sunday of each month at 2:30 p.m., Nursing Home and assisted living. ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH 422 North Pierce St., Delphos Phone 419-695-2616 Rev. Angela Khabeb Saturday - 8:00 a.m. Prayer Breakfast Sunday- 10:00 a.m. Worship Service Thursday - 7:00 Maundy Thursday with First Communion Friday - 7:00 p.m. Good Firday Service Saturday - 8:00 a.m. Prayer Breakfast Sunday - 7:30 a.m. Worship Service; 8:30 a.m. Breakfast followed by egg hunt; 10:00 a.m. Worship Service FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD “Where Jesus is Healing Hurting Hearts!” 808 Metbliss Ave., Delphos One block so. of Stadium Park. 419-692-6741 Lead Pastor - Dan Eaton Sunday - 10:30 a.m. Worship Service with Nursery & Kids Church; 6:00 pm. Youth Ministry at The ROC & Jr. Bible Quiz at Church Monday - 7:00 p.m. Teen Bible Quiz at Church Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Discipleship Class in Upper Room For more info see our website: www.delphosfirstassemblyofgod. com. DELPHOS CHRISTIAN UNION Pastor: Rev. Gary Fish 470 S. Franklin St., (419) 692-9940 9:30 Sunday School 10:30 Sunday morning service. 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Thursday: 6:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday Seder Meal Service - Cost $12 - Reservations needed Friday: 12:00 Noon Delphos Ministerial Good Friday Service @ Trinity; 6:00 p.m. Movie “The Passion”; OFFICE CLOSED MARION BAPTIST CHURCH 2998 Defiance Trail, Delphos Pastor Jay Lobach 419-339-6319 Services: Sunday - 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 331 E. Second St., Delphos 419-695-4050 Rev. Mel Verhoff, Pastor Rev. Chris Bohnsack, Associate Pastor Fred Lisk and Dave Ricker, Deacons Mary Beth Will, Liturgical Coordinator; Mrs. Trina Shultz, Pastoral Associate; Mel Rode, Parish Council President; Lynn Bockey, Music Director Celebration of the Sacraments Eucharist – Lord’s Day Observance; Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 7:30, 9:15, 11:30 a.m.; Weekdays as announced on Sunday bulletin. Baptism – Celebrated first Sunday of month at 1:00 p.m. Call rectory to schedule Pre-Baptismal instructions. 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MANDALE CHURCH OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Rev. Don Rogers, Pastor Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School all ages. 10:30 a.m. Worship Services; 7:00 p.m Worship. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Prayer meeting. PENTECOSTAL WAY CHURCH Pastors: Bill Watson Rev. Ronald Defore 1213 Leeson Ave., Van Wert 45891 Phone (419) 238-5813 Head Usher: Ted Kelly 10:00 a.m. - Sunday School 11:10 a.m. - Worship 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. - Wednesday Morning Bible Class 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. - Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m. - Wed. Night Bible Study. Thursday - Choir Rehearsal Anchored in Jesus Prayer Line - (419) 238-4427 or (419) 232-4379. Emergency - (419) 993-5855 GROVER HILL ZION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 204 S. Harrision St. Grover Hill, Ohio 45849 Pastor Mike Waldron 419-587-3149 Cell: 419-233-2241 email@example.com
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ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA CATHOLIC CHURCH 512 W. Sycamore, Col. Grove Office 419-659-2263 Fax: 419-659-5202 Father Tom Extejt Masses: Tuesday-Friday - 8:00 a.m.; First Friday of the month - 7 p.m.; Saturday - 4:30 p.m.; Sunday - 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Confessions - Saturday 3:30 p.m., anytime by appointment. CHURCH OF GOD 18906 Rd. 18R, Rimer 419-642-5264 Rev. Mark Walls Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH Rev. Robert DeSloover, Pastor 7359 St. Rt. 109 New Cleveland Saturday Mass - 7:00 p.m. Sunday Mass - 8:30 a.m. IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH Ottoville Rev. John Stites Mass schedule: Saturday - 4 p.m.; Sunday - 10:30 a.m. ST. BARBARA CHURCH 160 Main St., Cloverdale 45827 419-488-2391 Fr. John Stites Mass schedule: Saturday 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8:00 a.m. ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH 135 N. Water St., Ft. Jennings Rev. Charles Obinwa Phone: 419-286-2132 Mass schedule: Saturday 5 p.m.; Sunday 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. ST. MICHAEL CHURCH Kalida Fr. Mark Hoying Saturday – 4:30 p.m. Mass. Sunday – 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. Masses. Weekdays: Masses on Mon., Tues., Wed. and Friday at 8:00 am; Thurs. 7:30 p.m.
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Van Wert Cinemas 10709 Lincoln Hwy. Van Wert The Croods (PG) Fri.: 7:30/8:00; Sat.Sun.: 2:00/5:00/7:30; Mon.-Thurs.: 5:00/7:30 Oz the Great and Powerful (PG) Fri.: 5:00/8:00; Sat.-Sun.: 2:00/4:30/8:00; Mon.Thurs.: 5:00/7:15 Jack the Giant Slayer (PG-13) Fri.: 5:00; Sat.-Sun.: 2:00/4:30; Mon.-Thurs.: 5:00 G.I. Joe Retaliation (PG-13) Wed.-Thurs.: 7:15 The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (PG13) Fri.: 5:30/7:30; Sat.-Sun.: 2:00/4:30/7:30; Mon.-Thurs. 5:00/7:15 Olympus Has Fallen (R) Fri.: 5:00/8:00; Sat.-Sun.: 2:00/5:00/8:00; Mon-Thurs.: 5:00/7:30 American Mall Stadium 12 2830 W. Elm St. in Lima Saturday and Sunday Admission(PG-13) 11:05/1:40/4:20/7:25/10:05 The Croods 3D (PG) 11:00/12:05/1:30/2:3 5/4:05/5:10/6:35/7:40/9:10/10:15 The Croods (PG) 11:30/12:30/1:00/2:05/3: 00/3:30/4:35/7:10/8:05/9:45 Olympus Has Fallen (R) 12:45/3:45/7:00/9:55 The Call (R) 11:45/2:15/4:45/7:35/10:00 The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (PG-13) 11:55/2:25/4:50/7:15/9:40 Spring Breakers (R) 11:20/1:45/4:10/6:50/9:20 Oz the Great and Powerful (PG) 11:40/3:20/6:25/9:25 Oz the Great and Powerful 3D (PG) 11:10/2:10/6:55/9:55 21 and Over (R) 10:25 Identity Thief (R) 6:45/9:35 Eastgate Dollar Movies 2100 Harding Hwy. Lima Saturday and Sunday Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (R) 1:00/3:00/5:00/7:00/(Sat. only 9:00) Life of Pi (PG) 1:00/3:30/7:00/(Sat. only 9:30) Lincoln (PG-13) 1:00/4:15/7:30 Wreck-It Ralph (PG) 1:00/3:05/5:10/7:20/ (Sat. only 9:30) Shannon Theatre 119 S. Main St., Bluffton Oz: The Great and Powerful (PG) Show times are at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. every evening with 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday matinees.
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Vancrest Healthcare Center residents recently made dog toys and treats for the animals at the Allen and Auglaize county Humane Societies. They made more than 40 toys and about 100 treats. The animals appeared very thankful to have some more play toys and yummy treats and the residents had a great time making them. June Pinkston and Mercy the dog exchange greetins at the Auglaize County Humane Society.
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Men’s NCAA Tournament Glance
EAST REGIONAL Second Round Thursday’s Results At Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky. Butler 68, Bucknell 56 Marquette 59, Davidson 58 At HP Pavilion, San Jose, Calif. California 64, UNLV 61 Syracuse 81, Montana 34 Today’s Games At UD Arena, Dayton, Ohio N.C. State (24-10) vs. Temple (23-9), 1:40 p.m. Indiana (27-6) vs. James Madison (2114), 30 minutes following At The Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas Miami (27-6) vs. Pacific (22-12), 2:10 p.m. Illinois (22-12) vs. Colorado (21-11), 30 minutes following Third Round Saturday’s Games At Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky. Marquette (24-8) vs. Butler (27-8), 30 minutes following At HP Pavilion, San Jose, Calif. Syracuse (27-9) vs. California (21-11), 30 minutes following Sunday’s Games At UD Arena, Dayton, Ohio Indiana-James Madison winner vs. N.C. State-Temple winner At The Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas Miami-Pacific winner vs. IllinoisColorado winner SOUTH REGIONAL Second Round Thursday’s Results At The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Mich. Michigan 71, South Dakota State 56 VCU 88, Akron 42 Today’s Games At Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia Georgetown (25-6) vs. Florida Gulf Coast (24-10), 6:50 p.m. San Diego State (22-10) vs. Oklahoma (20-11), 30 minutes following At The Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. North Carolina (24-10) vs. Villanova (20-13), 7:20 p.m. Kansas (29-5) vs. Western Kentucky (20-15), 30 minutes following At The Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas Florida (26-7) vs. Northwestern State (23-8), 7:27 p.m. UCLA (25-9) vs. Minnesota (20-12), 30 minutes following Third Round Saturday’s Games At The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Mich. Michigan (27-7) vs. VCU (27-8), 12:15 p.m. Sunday’s Games At Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia Georgetown-Florida Gulf Coast winner vs. San Diego State-Oklahoma winner At The Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. Kansas-Western Kentucky winner vs. North Carolina-Villanova winner At The Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas Florida-Northwestern State winner vs. UCLA-Minnesota winner MIDWEST REGIONAL Second Round Thursday’s Results At Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky. Louisville 79, N.C. A&T 48 Colorado State 84, Missouri 72 At The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Mich. Michigan State 65, Valparaiso 54 Memphis 54, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 52 At HP Pavilion, San Jose, Calif. Saint Louis 64, New Mexico State 44 Oregon 68, Oklahoma State 55 Today’s Games At Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia Duke (27-5) vs. Albany (N.Y.) (24-10), 12:15 p.m. Creighton (27-7) vs. Cincinnati (2211), 30 minutes following Third Round Saturday’s Games At Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky. Louisville (30-5) vs. Colorado State (26-8), 5:15 p.m. At The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Mich. Michigan State (26-8) vs. Memphis (31-4), 30 minutes following At HP Pavilion, San Jose, Calif. Saint Louis (28-6) vs. Oregon (27-8), 7:10 p.m. Sunday’s Game At Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia Duke-Albany (N.Y.) winner vs. Creighton-Cincinnati winner WEST REGIONAL Second Round Thursday’s Results At EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City Wichita State 73, Pittsburgh 55 Gonzaga 64, Southern 58 Arizona 81, Belmont 64 Harvard 68, New Mexico 62 Today’s Games At UD Arena, Dayton, Ohio Ohio State (26-7) vs. Iona (20-13), 7:15 p.m. Notre Dame (25-9) vs. Iowa State (2211), 30 minutes following At The Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. Wisconsin (23-11) vs. Mississippi (268), 12:40 p.m. Kansas State (27-7) vs. La Salle (22-9), 30 minutes following Third Round Saturday’s Games At EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City Harvard (20-9) vs. Arizona (26-7), 6:10 p.m. Gonzaga (32-2) vs. Wichita State (278), 30 minutes following Sunday’s Games At UD Arena, Dayton, Ohio Ohio State-Iona winner vs. Notre Dame-Iowa State winner At The Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo. Kansas State-La Salle winner vs. Wisconsin-Mississippi winner ——National Invitation Tournament Glance Second Round Thursday’s Result Maryland 62, Denver 52 Friday’s Games Arizona State (22-12) at Baylor (1914), 8 p.m. Stony Brook (25-7) at Iowa (22-12), 9:30 p.m. Saturday’s Game Stanford (19-14) at Alabama (22-12), Noon Sunday’s Game St. John’s (17-15) at Virginia (22-11), 11 a.m. Monday’s Games Robert Morris (24-10) at Providence (18-14), 7 p.m. Mercer (24-11) at BYU (22-11), 9 p.m. Louisiana Tech (27-6) at Southern Mississippi (26-9), 10 p.m. ——CollegeInsider.com Tournament Glance Second Round Saturday’s Games Eastern Kentucky (25-9) at Evansville (19-14), 1:30 p.m. Rider (19-14) at East Carolina (19-12), 5 p.m. Canisius (19-13) at Youngstown St. (18-15), 7:05 p.m. Tulane (20-14) at Bradley (17-16), 8 p.m. Illinois-Chicago (18-15) at Northern Iowa (19-14), 8 p.m.
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The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct New York 40 26 .606 x-Brooklyn 40 28 .588 Boston 36 31 .537 Philadelphia 26 42 .382 Toronto 26 42 .382 Southeast Division W L Pct y-Miami 53 14 .791 Atlanta 38 30 .559 Washington 24 43 .358 Orlando 18 51 .261 Charlotte 16 52 .235 Central Division W L Pct x-Indiana 42 26 .618 Chicago 36 31 .537 Milwaukee 34 33 .507 Detroit 23 46 .333 Cleveland 22 46 .324 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct x-San Antonio 52 16 .765 Memphis 46 21 .687 Houston 37 31 .544 Dallas 32 36 .471 New Orleans 23 46 .333 Northwest Division W L Pct x-Okla. City 50 19 .725 x-Denver 48 22 .686 Utah 34 34 .500 Portland 32 36 .471 Minnesota 23 43 .348 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers 47 22 .681 Golden State 39 31 .557
GB — 1 4 1/2 15 15 GB — 15 1/2 29 36 37 1/2 GB — 5 1/2 7 1/2 19 1/2 20 GB — 5 1/2 15 20 29 1/2 GB — 2 1/2 15 1/2 17 1/2 25 1/2 GB — 8 1/2
L.A. Lakers 36 33 .522 Sacramento 25 44 .362 Phoenix 23 46 .333 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ——— Thursday’s Results Portland 99, Chicago 89 Denver 101, Philadelphia 100 Sacramento 101, Minnesota 98
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Today’s Games New York at Toronto, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Indiana, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Orlando, 7 p.m. Portland at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at Houston, 8 p.m. Memphis at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Boston at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Utah at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Washington at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games Detroit at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Toronto at New York, 7:30 p.m. Indiana at Chicago, 8 p.m. Boston at Memphis, 8 p.m. Sacramento at Denver, 9 p.m. Washington at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Brooklyn at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games Atlanta at Milwaukee, 3 p.m. Charlotte at Miami, 6 p.m. San Antonio at Houston, 7 p.m. Chicago at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Portland at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Utah at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Brooklyn at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Philadelphia at Sacramento, 9 p.m.
The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB New York 40 26 .606 — x-Brooklyn 40 28 .588 1 Boston 36 31 .537 4 1/2 Philadelphia 26 42 .382 15 Toronto 26 42 .382 15 Southeast Division W L Pct y-Miami 53 14 .791 Atlanta 38 30 .559 Washington 24 43 .358 Orlando 18 51 .261 Charlotte 16 52 .235 x-Indiana Chicago Milwaukee Detroit Cleveland Central Division W L Pct 42 26 .618 36 31 .537 34 33 .507 23 46 .333 22 46 .324
GB — 15 1/2 29 36 37 1/2 GB — 5 1/2 7 1/2 19 1/2 20
WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB x-San Antonio 52 16 .765 — Memphis 46 21 .687 5 1/2 Houston 37 31 .544 15 Dallas 32 36 .471 20 New Orleans 23 46 .333 29 1/2 Northwest Division W L Pct x-Oklahoma City 50 19 .725 x-Denver 48 22 .686 Utah 34 34 .500 Portland 32 36 .471 Minnesota 23 43 .348 GB — 2 1/2 15 1/2 17 1/2 25 1/2
Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 47 22 .681 — Golden State 39 31 .557 8 1/2 L.A. Lakers 36 33 .522 11 Sacramento 25 44 .362 22 Phoenix 23 46 .333 24 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ——— Thursday’s Results Portland 99, Chicago 89 Denver 101, Philadelphia 100 Sacramento 101, Minnesota 98 Today’s Games New York at Toronto, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Indiana, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Orlando, 7 p.m. Portland at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at Houston, 8 p.m. Memphis at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Boston at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Utah at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Washington at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games Detroit at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Toronto at New York, 7:30 p.m. Indiana at Chicago, 8 p.m. Boston at Memphis, 8 p.m. Sacramento at Denver, 9 p.m. Washington at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Brooklyn at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games Atlanta at Milwaukee, 3 p.m. Charlotte at Miami, 6 p.m. San Antonio at Houston, 7 p.m. Chicago at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Portland at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Utah at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Brooklyn at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Philadelphia at Sacramento, 9 p.m.
Nuggets beat 76ers 101-100 for 14th straight win
By ARNIE STAPLETON The Associated Press DENVER — Down five points with less than 10 seconds left, Corey Brewer figured this was the end of the Denver Nuggets’ longest streak since joining the NBA in 1976. “To be honest, I didn’t think we had any chance of winning,” Brewer said after lifting Denver to a 101100 win — its 14th straight overall — over the stunned Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night. Brewer sank a 3-pointer with 9.2 seconds left, quickly fouled Evan Turner — a 75-percent free-throw shooter who missed both of his foul shots with 7.1 seconds remaining — and then sank three free throws with 2.1 seconds left after drawing the whistle on Damien Wilkins. Fellow reserve Anthony Randolph, playing because Wilson Chandler was out with a dislocated left shoulder, blocked Wilkins’ desperation jumper at the buzzer to secure Denver’s 14th straight win overall and 16th straight at the Pepsi Center. It’s not quite the 24-game run the Miami Heat are on but it’s still plenty impressive. With Ty Lawson also out, Andre Miller took over at the point and got winded pretty quickly. The Nuggets, overlooked in the great surge by the Heat, played their ugliest game
By LYNN DeBRUIN The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — Some people may have heard of the school that’s suddenly generating a bit of March Madness buzz. Harvard. Yep, Harvard — the school known for producing U.S. presidents, Supreme Court justices and Nobel Prize winners earned its first NCAA tournament victory Thursday night with a 68-62 upset of No. 3 seed New Mexico. Wesley Saunders scored 18 points and Laurent Rivard made five 3-pointers to give 14thseeded Harvard (20-9) its first tournament victory in only three measly trips. “It’s unbelievable,” guard Christian Webster said. “We’re still in disbelief. This is as good as it gets for us right now.” He had no doubt the scene at Harvard Square was as crazy as the one inside the Crimson locker room, where noise from Harvard’s postgame celebration carried down through the concourse. The Crimson put the clamps on New Mexico’s Tony Snell, holding him to nine points on 4-of-12 shooting after he dominated in the Mountain West Conference tournament. They banged inside with Lobos big men Cameron Bairstow and Alex Kirk, whose 22 points provided New Mexico’s only consistent offense. Mostly, they showed none of the jitters that marked their trip to the tournament last year, a 79-70 loss to Vanderbilt in the Crimson’s first NCAA appearance since 1946. Rivard went 6-of-7 from 3-point range in that one — played on New Mexico’s home court in The Pit — and was clearly pumped for an encore against the Lobos themselves. He was 5-of-9 this time, with three coming in the first half, while Harvard was holding a small lead and, more importantly, answering every surge the Lobos (29-6) could muster. Rivard finished with 17 points. Next up for Harvard: a meeting with sixth-seeded Arizona. In the other part of the West Region bracket, top-seeded Gonzaga got a scare from Southern before pulling out a 64-58 victory. The Zags will play No. 9 Wichita State, 73-55 winners over Pitt. Gonzaga barely escaped to keep No. 1 seeds undefeated against No. 16s since the NCAA tournament field expanded to 64 teams in 1985. That doesn’t mean it was easy for the Zags, who ran into a No. 16 seed that wasn’t playing like one. Kelly Olynyk scored 17 of his 21 points in the second half to help the Zags (32-2) advance. Gonzaga iced the game with a pair of 3-pointers — one by Gary Bell Jr., the next by Kevin Pangos — that gave the Bulldogs their small cushion after Southern tied things at 56 with 3:45 left. Gonzaga coach Mark Few was almost ready to jump on the Southern bandwagon. “Everyone was so moved by their effort, their resilience, their confidence,” Few said. “If I wasn’t coaching on the other sideline, they’d be a tough team not to root for.” Derick Beltran made life particularly difficult on the West Coast Conference champions. He scored 21 points and blocked eight shots, while Southern made 10 3-pointers on the night. Gonzaga’s next opponent slowly pulled away from Pitt, ending the Panthers’ season at 24-9. Wichita State’s Tekele Cotton did such a good job shutting down Pitt’s leading scorer, Tray Woodall, that Woodall was in tears after the game. He managed only two points while the Shockers guard came up with five steals and a key 3-point basket.
Tourney upset of the day: Harvard ousts New Mexico
“It’s unbelievable. We’re still in disbelief. This is as good as it gets for us right now.”
- Harvard guard Christian Webster
At the news conference after the game, Woodall broke down and had to be comforted by teammate Dante Taylor, who wrapped an arm around his teammate’s shoulder. “It’s a bitter taste in my mouth to end my career with one of the worst games I’ve ever played,” said Woodall, who came into the game averaging 11.8 points. “I’m sorry. I let my team down.” Cotton, a 6-2 sophomore, hit his 3-pointer to start as 12-4 run and added a fast-break dunk to put the Shockers ahead 45-35 with 10:31 remaining. Woodall finished just 1-of-12 from the field, 0-of-5 from 3-point range. The game was a physical one, with players receiving an occasional elbow in the mouth or to the head. M a l c o l m Armstead led Wichita State (278) with 22 points. Cleanthony Early added 21 and Carl Hall had 11. Freshman Steven Adams led Pitt with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Harvard’s next opponent, Arizona, beat 11th-seeded Belmont 81-64. Arizona (26-7) had been knocked out of the Pac-12 Conference tournament by one Bruins team — UCLA — and these Bruins, from Nashville, Tenn., were a trendy pick to upset Sean Miller’s sixth-seeded Wildcats in the NCAAs. Instead, the Wildcats made a believer out of Belmont coach Rick Byrd. Mark Lyons scored 23 points and Arizona used its size to dominate from start to finish. “I was more impressed with the team I saw tonight than I was scouting them,” Byrd acknowledged afterward. “I thought they were more engaged and focused and I think if they play that way, they can beat a lot of people.” The thought was almost enough to wipe the smile from Crimson coach Tommy Amaker after Harvard’s big win. “Off the top of my head, I can’t imagine any team being more talented than they are,” Amaker said of Arizona. “I’m not sure they have any weaknesses based on size, the bodies they can play up front, the guards and their quickness, making plays off the dribble.” The Wildcats held a 44-18 edge on the boards, outscored Belmont 36-18 in the paint, blocked five shots and outshot the Bruins from 3-point range. Arizona made 9-of-17 3-pointers and shot 57 percent overall. Solomon Hill ended up making as many 3s as Ian Clark, who entered the game shooting better than 46 percent for Belmont but was 3-of-8 from beyond the arc. ———
pass at midcourt to set off a celebration among players and Golden Eagles fans at Rupp Arena. Blue scored seven of Marquette’s final 11 points to finish with 16. Wilson added 14 points as the Golden Eagles (24-8) won for the fifth time in six games and advanced to face Butler in Saturday’s third round. Jake Cohen’s 20 points led Davidson (26-8), which had a 49-40 advantage with 6 1/2 minutes left. BUTLER 68, BUCKNELL 56 LEXINGTON, Ky. — Andrew Smith had 14 points and a career-high 16 rebounds, Roosevelt Jones also scored 14 and sixth-seeded Butler made its free throws down the stretch to hold off Bucknell. After trailing for most of the game, 11th-seeded Bucknell got back into it with a 19-2 second-half run. But after Joe Willman’s jumper cut Butler’s lead to 43-42 with 6:56 left, the Bison (28-6) went almost five minutes without scoring. Butler went 18-of-20 at the line in the last 4:43. Willman scored a career-high 20 points for Bucknell but the Bison couldn’t overcome an off day by 2-time Patriot League Player of the Year Mike Muscala. Bucknell’s career scoring leader had nine points, only the second time this season he failed to reach double figures. CALIFORNIA 64, UNLV 61 SAN JOSE, Calif. — Allen Crabbe had 19 points and nine rebounds, reserve Robert Thurman scored all 12 of his points on dunks and 12th-seeded California held off UNLV. Buoyed by the crowd support of a strong contingent so close to Berkeley, the Golden Bears (21-11) held the Runnin’ Rebels (25-10) without a basket for more than 11 minutes in the second half. Cal turned a tie game into a 9-point lead during that stretch and withstood a late UNLV push for its first tournament win since 2010. The fifth-seeded Rebels rallied to within a point in the final seconds before missed free throws and a costly inbounds pass sealed the loss. Bryce Dejean-Jones scored 15 points and Anthony Bennett shook off a poor start to finish with 15 points and 11 rebounds for UNLV, which beat Cal 76-75 in Berkeley on Dec. 9. Cal will face Syracuse in the third round. SYRACUSE 81, MONTANA 34 SAN JOSE, Calif. — Brandon Triche scored 20 points, C.J. Fair added 13 and the fourth-seeded Orange shut down No. 13 seed Montana with their zone defense in the biggest NCAA tournament blowout by a team seeded third or lower. Michael Carter-Williams chipped in four points, eight rebounds and nine assists as the Orange (27-9) raced out to an early lead that grew as big as 50 points and coasted past the Grizzlies (25-7) to their most lopsided tournament win since beating Brown 101-52 in the first round in 1986. ——— MIDWEST REGIONAL LOUISVILLE 79, NORTH CAROLINA A&T 48 LEXINGTON, Ky. — Russ Smith scored 23 points and had eight of Louisville’s NCAA tournamentrecord 20 steals in an easy win over North Carolina A&T. Peyton Siva added eight assists and four steals for top-seeded Louisville, which limited the 16thseeded Aggies (20-17) to 42 percent shooting and harassed them into 27 turnovers. It was the 11th straight victory for the Cardinals (30-5), who will play Colorado State on Saturday. Rick Pitino and the Big East champions quickly ended a postseason run for the Aggies, who finally earned their first NCAA tournament win on Tuesday. Bruce Beckford led North Carolina A&T with 12 points. COLORADO STATE 84, MISSOURI 72 LEXINGTON, Ky. — Dorian Green scored 17 of his 26 points in the first half and eighth-seeded Colorado State ran away from Missouri. Green, who went scoreless with five turnovers in last year’s secondround loss to Murray State, did much better this time as the Rams shot nearly 58 percent in the first half. Minnesota transfer and Rams big man Colton Iverson outrebounded Missouri by himself through 27 minutes and finished with 13 boards. First-year Rams coach Larry Eustachy earned the victory with his fourth tournament team but the road gets tougher as they advance to face top-seeded Louisville in Saturday’s third-round Midwest Regional game at Rupp Arena. Phil Pressey’s 20 points led the Tigers (23-11). MICHIGAN STATE 65, VALPARAISO 54 AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Derrick Nix had 23 points and a career-high 15 rebounds to help power third-seeded Michigan State past the 14th-seeded Crusaders in the Midwest Regional.
EAST REGIONAL MARQUETTE 59, DAVIDSON 58 LEXINGTON, Ky. — Vander Blue’s layup with a second left capped Marquette’s late rally against 14th-seeded Davidson. Blue and Jamil Wilson made consecutive 3-pointers to bring Marquette to 58-57 with 11 seconds left. The third-seeded Golden Eagles then caught a huge break when De’Mon Brooks’ long inbounds pass went out of bounds at midcourt with 5.5 seconds left, providing another opportunity. Blue took full advantage after taking Wilson’s inbounds pass, driving left and finding room for the winning basket. He then sealed Marquette’s improbable win by stealing Davidson’s last-ditch inbounds
The Spartans went on a 26-5 run in the first half to take control and cruised to an easy victory. Michigan State (26-8) will play Memphis on Saturday when coach Tom Izzo and the Spartans will be shooting for a spot in the round of 16 for the fifth time in six years. The Crusaders (26-8) were no match for Michigan State in their first NCAA tourney in nine years. Erik Buggs scored 14 and Matt Kenney had 10 points for the Crusaders. MEMPHIS 54, SAINT MARY’S 52 AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Matthew Dellavedova’s 3-pointer from the right wing missed everything as time expired, allowing sixthseeded Memphis to hold on for a win over 11th-seeded Saint Mary’s. The Tigers (31-4) led by 15 in the first half but nearly gave the game away in the final seconds. With Memphis ahead 54-49, Eividas Petrulis banked in a 3-pointer with 3.1 seconds to play. The Tigers then lost the ball when the Gaels’ Jordan Giusti deflected the inbounds pass off Joe Jackson of Memphis and out of bounds. Saint Mary’s (28-7) was out of timeouts but had a chance to regroup while officials reviewed the previous sequence. It didn’t matter. Dellavedova, the career leader in scoring for Saint Mary’s, was able to get a shot off but it didn’t come close to going in. It was the first win in the NCAA tournament for Memphis since 2009, when John Calipari was still coach. D.J. Stephens had nine points and eight blocks for Memphis, and Jackson had 14 points and seven assists. Brad Waldow scored 17 points to lead Saint Mary’s. Dellavedova had 10 points, seven assists and six turnovers in 40 minutes. SAINT LOUIS 64, NEW MEXICO STATE 44 SAN JOSE, Calif. — Dwayne Evans scored 24 points, Cody Ellis added 12 and fourth-seeded Saint Louis overwhelmed New Mexico State in the Midwest Regional. Playing through Rick Majerus’ death in December, Saint Louis reached another mark for its late coach. The Billikens (28-6) eclipsed the 1988-89 team’s school record of 27 victories. Evans shot 11-of-16 and finished a point shy of his career best to propel Saint Louis past 7-5 New Mexico State freshman Sim Bhullar. The Billikens held Bhullar to four points, 11 rebounds and three blocks. Saint Louis plays Oregon on Saturday. Bandja Sy had 17 points and nine rebounds for the 13th-seeded Aggies (24-11), who shot 28 percent. OREGON 68, OKLAHOMA STATE 55 SAN JOSE, Calif. — Damyean Dotson scored 17 points and Arsalan Kazemi added 11 points and 17 rebounds to help 12th-seeded Oregon beat fifth-seeded Oklahoma, extending a run that began in the Pac-12 tournament. Dominic Artis scored 13 points and helped frustrate Oklahoma State star freshman Marcus Smart on the defensive end to give the Ducks (278) their first tournament win in six years. Smart came into the game with the hype of a top NBA prospect but was held to 14 points on 5-for-13 shooting for the Cowboys (24-9). ——— SOUTH REGIONAL MICHIGAN 71, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 56 AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Glenn Robinson III scored 21 points and Mitch McGary added 13 points and nine rebounds, helping fourthseeded Michigan overcome a rough night for star Trey Burke. Burke made only two field goals and left the game briefly in the second half after a hard fall under the basket. The star point guard came back after that but finished with only six points. Michigan (27-7) advanced anyway behind Robinson, McGary and Tim Hardaway Jr., who scored 21 points. South Dakota State (25-10), the 13th seed, trailed by only four at halftime but couldn’t keep up. Highscoring guard Nate Wolters was held to 10 points. Burke was limited to single digits for the first time all season. Michigan plays VCU on Saturday. VCU 88, AKRON 42 AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Troy Daniels had 23 points, Juvonte Reddic scored 21 and VCU routed Akron in the most lopsided victory by a fifth-seeded team over a No. 12 in NCAA tournament history. The Rams (27-8) forced 22 turnovers. Akron (26-7) was seriously short-handed and it showed. In addition to playing without suspended point guard Alex Abreu, the Zips had other problems as well. Starting guard Brian Walsh and reserve center Pat Forsythe were limited by the flu and reserve guard Deji Ibitayo wasn’t even in uniform because of back spasms.
of their streak, which started back on Feb. 23. They turned the ball over an uncharacteristic 20 times and didn’t find a rhythm until the very end as they narrowly avoided their first home loss since falling to Washington on Jan. 14. “It wasn’t fun,” Nuggets coach George Karl said, “but it ended up being fun.” At 31-3, the Nuggets surpassed Miami (30-3) for the best home record in the NBA and this one was easily the most satisfying of them all. After drawing the foul with 2.1 seconds left, Brewer took a deep breath and sank the first shot. “I was just trying to be calm. I knew I needed to make two out of three and once I made the first one, a little pressure’s off,” said Brewer, who finished with a career-best 29 points. He hit his second, then took a step back while JaVale McGee returned to the game. Once McGee was in place for a possible rebound, Brewer swished his third free throw. After a timeout, Randolph blocked Wilkins, who finished with 24 points, and win No. 14 was theirs. “There’s no one to point the finger at,” Turner said. “We played hard the whole game; whatever could go wrong did go
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Air Force (18-13) at Weber State (276), 9 p.m. Sunday’s Game Kent State (21-13) at Loyola (Md) (2211), 3 p.m. Monday’s Game UC Irvine (21-15) at Oral Roberts (1914), 8 p.m. ——College Basketball Invitational Glance Quarterfinals Monday’s Games Houston (20-12) at George Mason (1914), 7 p.m. Santa Clara (22-11) at Purdue (16-17), 7 p.m. Richmond (19-14) at Wright State (2212), 7 p.m. Western Michigan (21-12) at Wyoming (20-13), 9 p.m. __________ WOMEN NCAA Basketball Tournament Glance OKLAHOMA CITY REGIONAL First Round Saturday’s Games Columbus, Ohio Oklahoma (22-10) vs. Central Michigan (21-11), 11:10 a.m. UCLA (25-7) vs. Stetson (24-8), 30 minutes following Knoxville, Tenn. Syracuse (24-7) vs. Creighton (24-7), 11:20 a.m. Tennessee (24-7) vs. Oral Roberts (1812), 30 minutes following Sunday’s Games Waco, Texas Florida State (22-9) vs. Princeton (226), 5:10 p.m. Baylor (32-1) vs. Prairie View (17-14), 30 minutes following Louisville, Ky. Purdue (24-8) vs. Liberty (27-6), 12:10 p.m. Louisville (24-8) vs. Middle Tennessee (25-7), 30 minutes following SPOKANE REGIONAL First Round Saturday’s Games Spokane, Wash. Iowa State (23-8) vs. Gonzaga (27-5), 4:15 p.m. Georgia (25-6) vs. Montana (23-7), 30 minutes following Lubbock, Texas California (28-3) vs. Fresno State (248), 4:20 p.m. Texas Tech (21-10) vs. South Florida (21-10), 30 minutes following Sunday’s Games Stanford, Calif. Stanford (31-2) vs. Tulsa (16-16), 5:20 p.m. Michigan (21-10) vs. Villanova (21-10), 30 minutes following Baton Rouge, La. Penn State (25-5) vs. Cal Poly (21-10), 5:15 p.m. LSU (20-11) vs. Green Bay (29-2), 30 minutes following NORFOLK REGIONAL First Round Saturday’s Games Boulder, Colo. South Carolina (24-7) vs. South Dakota State (25-7), 4:10 p.m. Colorado (25-6) vs. Kansas (18-13), 30 minutes following College Station, Texas Texas A&M (24-9) vs. Wichita State (24-9), 4:05 p.m. Nebraska (23-8) vs. Chattanooga (293), 30 minutes following Sunday’s Games Iowa City Notre Dame (31-1) vs. UT-Martin (1914), 5:05 p.m. Miami (21-10) vs. Iowa (20-12), 30 minutes following Durham, N.C. Duke (30-2) vs. Hampton (28-5), 12:05 p.m. Oklahoma State (21-10) vs. DePaul (2111), 30 minutes following BRIDGEPORT REGIONAL First Round Saturday’s Games Storrs, Conn. Vanderbilt (20-11) vs. Saint Joseph’s (23-8), 11:05 a.m. Connecticut (29-4) vs. Idaho (17-15), 30 minutes following College Park, Md. Maryland (24-7) vs. Quinnipiac (30-2), 11:15 a.m. Michigan State (24-8) vs. Marist (26-6), 30 minutes following Sunday’s Games Newark, Del. Delaware (30-3) vs. West Virginia (1713), 12:15 p.m. North Carolina (28-6) vs. Albany (NY) (27-3), 30 minutes following Queens, N.Y. Kentucky (27-5) vs. Navy (21-11), 12:05 p.m. Dayton (27-2) vs. St. John’s (18-12), 30 minutes following ——National Invitation Tournament Glance First Round Thursday’s Results Toledo 63, Butler 49 Drexel 59, Iona 50 Harvard 61, Hartford 57 Duquesne 71, Akron 66 Bowling Green 76, SMU 70 Boston U. 61, Sacred Heart 49 Fordham 55, Army 46 James Madison 77, NC A&T 64 NC State 60, Richmond 55 Davidson 82, Old Dominion 73 Charlotte 79, Appalachian State 61 Florida 75, Florida International 68 Winthrop 65, Florida Gulf Coast 51 Youngstown St. 63, Indiana State 51 Kansas State 72, Texas Southern 44 Illinois 73, Miami (Ohio) 60 Western Kentucky 88, East Carolina 77, OT Arkansas 67, Memphis 57 Tulane 65, Sam Houston State 57 Illinois State 63, IUPUI 47 Northern Colorado 71, Wyoming 63 San Diego 61, Hawaii 49 St. Mary’s (Cal) 68, Seattle 51 Today’s Games Ball State (15-15) at Minnesota (1813), 8 p.m. Northern Iowa (16-16) at Marquette (16-15), 8 p.m. Eastern Washington (19-12) at Washington (20-11), 10 p.m. UALR (24-8) at Pacific (25-7), 10 p.m. Second Round Saturday, March 23-Monday, March 25 Toledo (28-3) vs. Youngstown St. (239) Eastern Illinois (20-11) vs. Illinois (1713) Drexel (23-10) vs. Harvard (21-8) Bowling Green (23-10) vs. Duquesne (24-7) Boston U. (24-5) vs. Fordham (25-8) James Madison (23-10) vs. NC State (17-16) Davidson (22-12) vs. Charlotte (25-5) Florida (19-14) vs. Winthrop (21-12) Western Kentucky (22-10) vs. Auburn (17-14) Ball State-Minnesota winner vs. Northern Iowa-Marquette winner Kansas State (16-17) vs. Illinois State (24-10) Arkansas (19-12) vs. Tulane (23-8) Eastern Washington-Washington winner vs. UALR-Pacific winner Utah (19-13) vs. San Diego (22-9) Saint Mary’s (Cal) (21-10) vs. Northern Colorado (21-12) Saturday’s Game San Diego State (27-6) at BYU (2210), TBA ——— Women’s Basketball Invitational Glance First Round Wednesday’s Results College of Charleston 72, Northern Kentucky 70 Elon 68, Eastern Kentucky 61 Lamar 70, Presbyterian 48 Thursday’s Results Detroit 71, Belmont 68 Penn 65, Howard 60 Fairfield 71, St. Francis (Pa.) 51 McNeese State 82, Mercer 70 South Dakota 77, Utah State 69 Quarterfinals Monday or Tuesday, March 23 or 24 College of Charleston vs. Detroit Penn vs. Fairfield McNeese State vs. Elon
By CHARLIE WARNIMONT DHI Correspondent email@example.com COLUMBUS — Ottawa-Glandorf didn’t have their best day at the freethrow line Thursday morning during their Division III state semifinal with Ironton. However, a free throw by TJ Metzger with 1.1 seconds left in overtime was the deciding margin as O-G slipped by Ironton 61-60 in the first of two Division III state semis at the Value City Arena. O-G (25-3) advances to the Division III state title game Saturday morning against Versailles. The championship game tips off at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. After the Tigers (23-3) Zac Carter tied the game with 35.5 seconds left with two free throws, O-G worked the clock looking to take the final shot in a tied game. With the clock running down, Metzger drove the lane and put up a shot as he was fouled. After an Ironton timeout, Metzger went to the line and sank the second of his two free throws for a one point lead. “I made my last two free throws and I went there with some confidence,” Metzger said. “I was trying to use my legs to get the ball up but I don’t think I have legs right now. I just tried to concentrate and make that second one.” Metzger played all 36 minutes of the game, as did Kaufman, for the second straight game. After the free throw, Ironton threw a desperation pass down court that deflected off two or three players before going out of bounds with just a tick of the clock showing. O-G was given possession of the ball and ran a play to run out the clock. Metzger led the Titans with 25 points as he buried four 4-pointers and seven free throws. Matt Kaufman finished with 11 points, including the two points that tied the game at the end of regulation. Kaufman also dished out six
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assists. Michael Rosebrock had eight points and nine rebounds for O-G. Trey Fletcher led the Tigers with a game-high 27 points and 13 rebounds. Trevor White added 14 points and Carter finished with 12. Ottawa-Glandorf had to mount two rallies during the game to keep their season alive. Early in the second quarter, the Titans trailed 23-12 after a 10-0 Ironton run that closed out the first quarter and started the second as Fletcher had a pair of baskets to start the second quarter. After a quick timeout, O-G went on a 15-2 run as they took their first lead of the game at 27-25 on a Metzger 3-pointer. That was the second of two 3s by Metzger in the run that also included a 3-point play by Kaufman and a tip-in by Kaufman off an O-G miss. The two teams went into the locker room tied 28-28. As the third quarter got underway, the Titans grabbed a 33-28 edge and finished the quarter with a 41-38 lead. Ironton fought back in the final quarter as they went on a 6-0 late in the final stanza to take a 54-48 lead with 56 seconds. But in matter of eight seconds, the Titans had the deficit down to one point as Caleb Siefker canned three free throws after being fouled on a 3-point shot. O-G’s defense came up big on the inbounds play as the Titans forced a turnover and Kaufman flipped the ball over to Siefker who laid in a basket. After a Fletcher free throw with 28.4 seconds left gave Ironton a 55-53 lead, O-G played for the final shot and got a surprisingly easy basket from Kaufman as he drove the lane and laid in the tying basket with a second left. “We talk to our guys all the time, that we may not be the best basketball players on the court, but you cannot question these guys’ heart and cannot
CAPSULES Versailles 64, Leavittsburg LaBrae 52 Kyle Ahrens and Damien Richard each had 21 points and Versailles pulled away in the fourth quarter to defeat Leavittsburg LaBrae 64-52 in the second Division III semifinal at the boys state tournament at Ohio State’s Value City Arena on Thursday. Versailles (23-5) goes for its first state title Saturday at 10:30 a.m. against Ottawa-Glandorf, who seeks a third. Versailles was runner-up in 2004 in its other state appearance. LaBrae (24-4) led 37-33 at the half and trailed only 49-47 early in the final period. But the team went more than six minutes without a point. Versailles went on a 13-0 run that wasn’t stopped until Peyton Aldridge made a basket with 26 seconds left for the last of his game-high 23 points for the Vikings. DIVISION II Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary 70, Vincent Warren 51 Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary beat Vincent Warren by almost 20 points in the opening Division II semifinal at the boys state tournament at Ohio State’s Value City Arena on Thursday. Nick Wells scored 16 of his 18 points in the first three quarters for the Irish, who won 70-51. The Irish (20-9) play Columbus Watterson at 1:30 p.m. Saturday and will get a chance for a seventh title to tie Middletown for the all-time Ohio lead. The Irish’s last championship was in 2011. Warren (26-2) trailed 19-17 before being outscored 20-10 in the second quarter and never threatened after that. Reece Patton had 21 points and Michael Hall 15 for Warren. VJ King amassed 14 points and Jalen Hudson had 12 points for St. Vincent-St. Mary. Watterson 53, Kettering Alter 42 Matt Hughes had 21 points as Columbus Bishop Watterson defeated Kettering Archbishop Alter 53-42 in a Division II semifinal at the boys state tournament at Ohio State’s Value City Arena on Thursday. The Eagles (27-1) have won 22 games straight. They’ll take on Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Watterson took the lead just past the 5-minute mark of the second period but didn’t have more than a 2-possession advantage until four minutes left in the game. Matt Lehmann added 14 points for Watterson in the school’s state tournament debut. Jaaron Simmons had 17 points for Alter (21-6) in the final game for coach Joe Petrocelli. He announced his retirement last month after a 49-year career, which included 831 wins, second-most in Ohio history.
question their toughness,” McGlaughlin said. “These guys are all athletes. They all play other sports as 13 of the 14 guys were involved in football or soccer, teams that went to the regional finals last fall.” “They are used to winning. They expect to win and they don’t care how it gets done. Tonight just proves that they play hard. They played hard for 36 minutes and made plays when they had to. I was very, very proud of the effort,” McGlaughlin added.
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The Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. — Martin Brodeur scored his third career goal and made 17 saves in his first game in a month, leading the New Jersey Devils to a 4-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night. Brodeur had been out since Feb. 21 with a pinched nerve in his upper back and neck. Peter Harrold, Adam Henrique and Andrei Loktionov also scored to help the Devils snap a 3-game losing streak. Jeff Skinner had the Hurricanes’ lone goal while Dan Ellis made 19 saves in Carolina’s fifth consecutive loss. Brodeur got credit for the game’s first goal when Carolina’s Jordan Staal passed the puck back to the point from behind the net after a delayed penalty call against New Jersey’s Marek Zidlicky. The pass missed intended target Tim Gleason and bounced off the boards near center ice. Ellis had already skated toward the bench because of the delayed penalty and couldn’t get back in time to prevent the puck from sliding into the net. Because he was the last Devils player to touch the puck, Brodeur got credit for the score. According to Elias Sports Bureau, Brodeur is the first goalie to score a power-play goal since Evgeni Nabokov for San Jose in 2002.
STARS 2, KINGS 0 LOS ANGELES — Jaromir Jagr and Ray Whitney scored 4:22 apart in the third period, lifting Dallas to its fourth straight win at Staples Center. The 41-year-old Jagr and 40-year-old Whitney scored in the same game for the second time this season. On Jan. 19 against Phoenix, they became the fourth pair of teammates age 40 or older to score in the same game since 1942-43. Kari Lehtonen made 40 saves to earn his first shutout of the season. Jonathan Quick stopped 19 shots for the Kings. PANTHERS 3, RANGERS 1 NEW YORK — Jacob Markstrom made 44 saves and just missed his first NHL shutout, helping the cellar-dwelling Panthers get the win against the playoff-hopeful Rangers. The Rangers had gotten back into eighth place in the Eastern Conference with wins on consecutive nights this week after a 3-game skid. But Markstrom was sharp and shut down offensively-challenged New York. Markstrom, who has played in only nine games since being recalled from the minors in February, earned his third NHL win of the season. Markstrom lost his shutout bid when Marian Gaborik cut the Rangers’ deficit to 2-1 with 3:48 left but the 23-yearold goalie settled for wins in back-to-back games. Brian Campbell scored in the first period and Scottie Upshall made it 2-0 in the second against Henrik Lundqvist, who faced 23 shots. BRUINS 2, SENATORS 1 OTTAWA — Dennis Seidenberg scored with 1:04 left to lead the Bruins to the victory. Patrice Bergeron won a faceoff in the offensive zone back to Zdeno Chara and the Boston captain fed Seidenberg. He shot it past goalie Robin Lehner through a maze of players. Daniel Paille also scored for the Bruins (20-6-3) and Anton Khudobin made 27 saves. The Bruins pulled within three points of Eastern Conference-leading Pittsburgh. Kaspars Daugavins scored for Ottawa and Lehner also stopped 27 shots. CANUCKS 2, COYOTES 1 GLENDALE, Ariz. — Jordan Schroeder scored midway through the third period, Cory Schneider stopped 33 shots and the Canucks grinded out a road win. Schneider allowed a tying goal to Antoine Vermette in the third period but Schroeder put the Canucks back up by punching in a rebound after a redirect by Jannik Hansen trickled past Coyotes goalie Jason LaBarbera. Christopher Tanev also scored and Schneider made some big saves down the stretch, including a semi-breakaway by Martin Hanzal, to secure Vancouver’s fourth win in six games. LaBarbera stopped 14 shots in the third period after replacing injured starter Mike Smith for the Coyotes. CAPITALS 4, JETS 0 WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Braden Holtby made 20 saves for his fourth shutout of the season and Alexander Ovechkin had a goal and two assists for the Capitals. Nicklas Backstrom added a goal and an assist for Washington, while Troy Brouwer and Marcus Johansson also scored. Holtby also blanked Winnipeg 3-0 on March 2, giving him the only shutouts against the Jets this season. Ondrej Pavelec faced 25 shots for the Jets. The Jets and Washington play again tonight in Winnipeg. CANADIENS 5, ISLANDERS 2 UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Brian Gionta scored the go-ahead goal 48 seconds into the third period, P.K. Subban added two more and the Canadiens beat the Islanders for the first time in three tries this season. Gionta’s 10th goal of the season came after center David Desharnais caught a wobbling puck by the blue line off a clearing attempt, set it down and passed it to Gionta in front. Subban tied it at 2 with his eighth goal 10:53 into the second period and added an insurance goal midway through the third. Michael Ryder and Brendan Gallagher also scored for Montreal, which is 14-1-4 since losing to Toronto 6-0 on Feb. 9. Carey Price made 25 saves. John Tavares and Lubomir Visnovsky scored for the Islanders. SABRES 5, MAPLE LEAFS 4, SO BUFFALO, N.Y. — Steve Ott scored the decisive goal in the sixth round of the shootout, helping Buffalo rally for the win. Ryan Miller secured the victory by getting his left pad out to stop former Sabres forward Clarke MacArthur’s shootout attempt. Miller stopped 32 shots through overtime and allowed only Tyler Bozak to score in the tie-breaker. Ott set up his successful shootout goal by driving in full speed on James Reimer. Without stopping, Ott slipped the puck inside the right post before the goalie had a chance to get his pad out. Christian Ehrhoff had a goal and two assists for Buffalo. Tyler Ennis had a goal and an assist; Marcus Foligno and Jason Pominville also scored. Nazem Kadri had two goals and an assist for Toronto. PREDATORS 5, FLAMES 3 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Mike Fisher scored two goals and Nashville snapped a 4-game losing streak. Martin Erat, Nick Spaling, and Brandon Yip had the other goals for the Predators; Pekka Rinne made 19 saves. Mark Giordano, Blake Comeau and Jarome Iginla scored for the Flames. The Predators grabbed control with four consecutive goals beginning late in the first period and carrying over to the third. Fisher converted a nice feed from Erat to tie it at 2 in the first, then put Nashville in front at 13:24 of the middle period.
(Continued from page 6) wrong.” Even though Miller scored a season-high 21 points, the Nuggets sorely missed Lawson (right heel) and Chandler, both of whom were hurt in Denver’s signature win at Oklahoma City Tuesday night. Danilo Gallinari’s seventh turnover led to Wilkins’ jumper that made it 98-90 with two minutes remaining and the crowd was standing in disbelief that this streak was really going to come to an end against the league’s lowest-scoring team, one which had won just six times on the road, tied for the fewest in the NBA. Randolph’s slam dunk with made it 98-95 but Jrue Holiday, who had 15 assists to go with his 18 points, sank two free throws with 14 seconds remaining to give Philadelphia a seemingly safe 5-point cushion. Before the game, it was noted that Karl’s team has been flying under the radar because of the Heat’s streak that included a comeback Wednesday night from a 27-point deficit in Cleveland. “That’s fine,” Karl added. “That’s fine with me. I just don’t want to get down 27 tonight. I don’t think we can shoot the 3 as well as Miami does and make the comeback.” Turns out, the Nuggets needed a big comeback of their own. It might have been the most satisfying of their 14 straight wins, too. “It was a crazy win,” Gallinari said. “We didn’t play our best basketball. We know it. Everybody knows it. And to win in this way, even when you don’t play your best basketball is a very good sign.” The Sixers wanted to hold their heads high — but they couldn’t quit shaking them in disbelief. Philadelphia coach Doug Collins was agitated at his team’s failure to close out a winnable game. “We had a 7-point lead and the ball,” Collins lamented. “I can sit here and do my best TNT (sugar-coating) and the end result is we didn’t get it done.”
NOTES: Chandler said his shoulder felt better Thursday but added that he plans to sit out Denver’s next two games and hopes to return March 27 against San Antonio. … Lawson leads the Nuggets with a 16.9-point scoring average. Chandler is averaging 11.8 points and five rebounds. TRAIL BLAZERS 99, BULLS 89 CHICAGO — LaMarcus Aldridge scored 28 points, Damian Lillard added 24 and Portland completed a season sweep of Chicago. Portland improved to 10-25 on the road to take the season series with the Bulls for the first time since the 200809 season. The Blazers beat Chicago 102-94 on Nov. 18 in their other meeting this season. Joakim Noah had 18 points and Carlos Boozer added 16 points and 11 rebounds for Chicago, which shot 44 percent. J.J. Hickson grabbed 21 rebounds for Portland, which held a 45-41 rebounding advantage. KINGS 101, TIMBERWOLVES 98 SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Isaiah Thomas had 24 points and six assists, Tyreke Evans scored 11 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and Sacramento earned its third straight home win by holding off slumping Minnesota. The Kings are 6-5 over the last three weeks and their 19 home wins are the most over the previous three seasons. Nikola Pekovic had 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who have lost two straight and 4-of-5. Injury-plagued Minnesota has dropped 21 out of 28 games since Jan. 8. The Timberwolves have lost nine straight and 17-of-18 on the road. Ricky Rubio had 12 points, nine assists and seven rebounds for the Timberwolves.
The Associated Press COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Maryland used a small lineup to mount a big comeback in a 62-52 victory over Denver on Thursday night in the second round of the NIT. Dez Wells scored 19 points for the Terrapins, who closed with a 23-4 run after trailing 48-39 with 9:15 left. Wells fueled the surge with nine points. It was the sixth game in 12 days for the Terrapins (24-12), who won’t play again until next week against either Alabama or Stanford. Chris Udofia scored 24 for the Pioneers (22-10), including 19 during a first half that featured three ties and 12 lead changes. But he got his third foul with 17:55 left and fourth with 8:37 to go. Seeking its 12th win in 13 games, Denver appeared poised for an upset as the second half wore on. It was 33-all before Marcus Byrd drilled a 3-pointer to spark a 15-6 spree that included a 3-point play and a 3-pointer by Brett Olsen. And then Maryland began its comeback with 7-1 Alex Len and 6-8 James Padgett on the bench. Maryland used five straight free throws to launch the decisive run. A runner by Seth Allen put the Terrapins up 51-50 with 4:09 remaining, the first time they led after halftime. Turgeon was pressed to remember the last time he used a lineup of five guards for that long. PRO BASKETBALL DEERFIELD, Ill. — Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose still isn’t sure when he’ll come back from his knee injury. The former MVP point guard sounded like a player who just might miss the entire season, though he said he hasn’t experienced any setbacks in his recovery. He added Thursday that he’s still experiencing some soreness in his surgicallyrepaired left knee and hasn’t set a target date for his return. Rose hasn’t played since he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during last year’s playoff opener against Philadelphia, an injury that sent the top-seeded Bulls toward a first-round exit. He had surgery in May and his status has been a running soap opera surrounding this team. PRO FOOTBALL FLORENCE, Ala. — Harlon Hill, the former star receiver for the Chicago Bears whose name adorns the NCAA Division II player of the year trophy, has died. He was 80. Jeff Hodges, chairman of the National Harlon Hill Award Committee, announced Hill died at Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital in Florence after a lengthy illness. Hill, who attended North Alabama, was the NFL rookie of the year in 1954 after being drafted in the 15th round by the Bears and became the first winner of the Jim Thorpe Trophy as the NFL’s most valuable player in 1955. In nine seasons with the Bears, Pittsburgh Steelers and Detroit Lions, he had 233 receptions for 4,717 yards and 40 touchdowns. NEW ORLEANS — A partial power outage during this year’s Super Bowl occurred because a relay device with a design defect malfunctioned, an outside expert confirmed. Entergy, which supplies electricity to the Superdome, and the stadium’s management company hired forensic engineer John Palmer to perform an independent analysis of the Feb. 3 outage. Palmer is president of Palmer Engineering & Forensics in Kaysville, Utah. Entergy has said it believed the outage was caused by an electrical relay device that it installed specifically to prevent a power failure at the dome. Palmer’s report says the primary cause of the disruption was a malfunction or “misoperation” of the relay. The partial blackout delayed the game between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers for 34 minutes. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Former Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mark Duper
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DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m a lifelong runner with severe knee pain. Can you tell me about knee arthroscopy? How do I know if I’m a good candidate for it? DEAR READER: Arthroscopy is a technique used to diagnose problems in the knees and other joints. If a problem requiring surgery is identified, arthroscopic surgery can be performed. To appreciate how valuable arthroscopic surgery is, you have to understand what things were like back in the “old days” -- as when I was in medical school. If you had bad knee pain, the doctor might have been able to diagnose the problem by physical examination. If not, X-rays were not much help: They could spot bone problems, but most knee problems involve the “soft tissues” -- tendons, ligaments, meniscuses. So the doctor might have needed to perform surgery to open up the knee joint, look around and surgically repair the problem. It took quite a while to recover from that surgery. Arthroscopy has made much knee surgery easier -- for the doctor and the patient. The arthroscope is a flexible tube with a light at its tip and a camera that flashes images on a video monitor. The doctor needs to make only a small hole to insert the arthroscope and get a good view of the inside of the knee. If surgical repair is necessary, the doctor can perform the surgery by placing tiny surgical instruments inside the knee and watching the images on the video monitor. He or she can locate and remove torn cartilage, debris and loose material from the joint. The knee does not need to be opened up. If you do have the surgery, you probably won’t have to stay in the hospital overnight. The type of anesthesia used varies; it can be general (you go to sleep), regional (the leg is numbed) or local (just the knee area is numbed).
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Recovery from arthroscopic surgery is relatively quick. You should be back to normal, day-to-day living during the first week. By the second week, you can return to work if your job is not physically taxing. By the third week, you can begin light exercise. Physical therapy is not usually needed. Depending on the condition of your joint, you can expect mild to moderate improvement. The results may last several months or perhaps a few years. However, if you have severe osteoarthritis, arthroscopy is unlikely to help much. Most arthroscopies are performed on patients between 20 and 60 years of age. Good candidates are active people in their 30s and 40s who are starting to have knee pain resulting from decades of running, skiing, basketball or other sports. Most people who undergo arthroscopy -- and who are most likely to benefit from it -- include patients with knee pain caused by torn cartilage or ligaments, and those with mechanical knee problems such as locking, catching or giving out. We have more information on treatments for knee pain in our Special Health Report, “Knees and Hips.” (Learn more about this report at AskDoctorK.com, or call 877649-9457 toll-free to order it.)
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Son needs to take inheritance off table to have relationship with parents
Dear Annie: I grew up What should I do? — Relucwith a sister who had sub- tant Gift Giver Dear Reluctant: A gift stance abuse problems. While I studied hard, “Carla” does not indicate approval dropped out of school and led of the marriage. If that were a life of partying. My parents the case, quite a few people always made sure she was would not receive one. You well provided for. Every time send a gift to wish your friend they gave her something ex- well. If you do not wish your pensive, my mother would friend well, and you do not attend the wedding, say, “Don’t worry, you do not need you will get the to send a card or a same in my will.” present. Then one day, Dear Annie: my parents told me This is for “Disapthey had signed pearing Connecover the famtions,” the recently ily home to Carla. retired aunt who She told them I decided to “unburhad agreed to it, den” herself of posbut I never dissessions and offered cussed it with her. some of her clothBut when I said this to my par- Annie’s Mailbox ing to a niece. She’s now miffed because ents, they yelled and screamed and called the niece has not thanked her. Stop it! You offered your me a liar. They said it didn’t matter anyway because they niece a bunch of clothes you would make it up to me in no longer wanted, and she the will. They then told me was kind enough to accept the value of the house for the them. Now you are acting like sake of the will, which was a it was a gift and she needs to quarter of its actual worth. I send you a thank-you note suggested they get the house for stuff you didn’t want anyappraised, and they became more. Go find a hobby, and angry. They also lied to our give your clothes to a charity. relatives about what hap- Trust me, your niece does not pened, although when my want to wear clothes from an parents die, it will be obvious old lady. She was just being that I received nothing from kind by accepting them in the first place. — Been There them. Annie, I have been a good Dear Been There: There son to my parents for my entire life. How can they do this is NO excuse for not acto me? This hurts so much knowledging receipt of a that it’s the first thing I think package, especially when of when I wake up in the the niece asked to have the morning. I am ready to walk clothes. And the clothes were away from my family. I de- indeed a gift, regardless of serve better. — Left-Out Son where they originated. How Dear Left Out: You do unconscionably rude to thank deserve better, but your par- someone only for those gifts ents feel so guilty and ob- you like. The niece should ligated toward Carla that have said the package was rethey give her everything in a ceived and thanked her aunt misguided attempt to protect for taking the time to send it. her from herself. You cannot Period. fix this. But you can forgive them and move forward. Accept that you are not likely to get an equitable share of their estate. If there is a specific item that you would like to have, it’s OK to ask your parents whether you can have it now, and tell them that you do not expect anything more. Once the inheritance is off the table, you will be able to have a relationship with your parents based on who they are and not on what you deserve to get as a reward for being a good son. Dear Annie: I’ve been invited to the wedding of an old college friend who is gay. I am a Christian and believe that homosexuality is a sin. I will send my regrets. My question is: Do I send a gift? I know that traditional wedding etiquette says to send a gift when invited, but would a gift say I approve of and support her decision?
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BY MATTHEW BARAKAT The Associated Press QUANTICO, Va. — A Marine killed a male and female colleague in a shooting at a base in northern Virginia before killing himself, officials said early today. Authorities were called to the scene at Marine Corps Base Quantico around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, where they found one Marine dead at a barracks, base commander Col. David W. Maxwell told reporters. Authorities later found a second victim dead, along with the body of the suspected gunman, who died of self-inflicted gunshot wound. A base spokesman initially described the situation as a standoff. Maxwell said later in the morning that there was no standoff. Base spokesman Lt. Agustin Solivan later clarified that after the first shooting, police had the shooter “isolated” in a barracks dorm room at the base’s Officer Candidates School. No names were immediately released but officials said all three were staff members at the school. Solivan said the shooting was isolated to the school and authorities were confident there were no other casualties. The base was put on lockdown after the shooting but the lockdown was lifted early today. During the lockdown, residents were warned over a loudspeaker to stay inside. The shooting is the second tragedy the Marine Corps has faced this week. Seven members of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force were killed Monday when a mortar shell exploded in its firing tube during an exercise at Hawthorne Army Depot in Nevada. Eight others were injured. The Quantico base, which is about 37 miles south of Washington, is also home to the FBI’s training academy. Its Officer Candidates School is the equivalent of basic training for Marines interested in becoming officers. According to a Marine Corps website,
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Texas shootout may tie Obama ending Israel visit with symbolic stops Obama had been scheduled to take acknowledged that the rationale for BY MATTHEW LEE to Colo. prison chief death Israel’s existence rests with its historical a helicopter to Bethlehem but had to The Associated Press
BY ANGELA K. BROWN and P. SOLOMON BANDA The Associated Press DECATUR, Texas — Investigators from three Colorado police agencies rushed to Texas to determine if a man identified as a parolee, who was critically wounded by Texas police after a harrowing 100-mph car chase, is linked to the slaying of Colorado’s state prisons chief. The black Cadillac the suspect drove, with Colorado license plates, matched the description of a car spotted outside Tom Clements’ home in Monument, Colo., just before he was fatally shot while answering his front door Tuesday evening. Evan Spencer Ebel, 28, was gravely wounded in the clash with police Thursday. Authorities said he was not expected to survive and was hooked up to equipment for organ harvesting. Colorado investigators immediately headed to Texas to determine whether Ebel was linked to Clements’ slaying and the killing Sunday of Nathan Leon, a Denver pizza delivery man. Police in Colorado would only say the connection to the Leon case is strong but would not elaborate or say if they believe Ebel killed Clements and Leon. The Denver Post first reported Ebel’s name, and that he was in a white supremacist prison gang called the 211s. A federal law enforcement official confirmed his identity and gang affiliation to The Associated Press. The official was not authorized to speak publicly about the case and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity. The killing of Clements, 58, shocked his quiet neighborhood in Monument, a town of rolling hills north of Colorado Springs, for its brutality: He answered the door of his home Tuesday evening and was gunned down. Authorities wouldn’t say if they thought the attack was related to his job, and all Clements’ recent public activities and cases were scrutinized. The Texas car chase started when a sheriff’s deputy in Montague County, James Boyd, tried to pull over the Cadillac around 11 a.m. Thursday, authorities there said. They wouldn’t say exactly why he was stopped, but called it routine. The driver opened fire on Boyd, wounding him, Wise County Sheriff David Walker said at an afternoon news conference in Decatur. He then fled south before crashing into a semi as he tried to elude his pursuers. After the crash, he got out of the vehicle, shooting at deputies and troopers who had joined the chase. He shot at Decatur Police Chief Rex Hoskins four times as the chief tried to set up a roadblock. The car is so far the main link authorities have given between the Colorado case and the Texas shootout. El Paso County sheriff’s investigators have been looking for a dark, late-model car, possibly a Lincoln or a Cadillac, that a neighbor spotted near Clements’ home around the time of the shooting. Other links between Ebel and the Colorado killings aren’t clear. Legal records show he was convicted of several crimes in Colorado dating back to 2003, including assaulting a prison guard in 2008. He apparently was paroled, but Colorado Department of Corrections spokeswoman Alison Morgan said she could not release information on prisoners because of the ongoing investigation into Clements’ death. JERUSALEM — Wrapping up a three day visit to Israel, President Barack Obama paid respects to its heroes and to victims of the Holocaust, solemnly reaffirming the Jewish state’s right to exist. Accompanied by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres, Obama laid wreaths at the graves of Theodor Herzl, the founder of modern Zionism who died in 1904 before realizing his dream of a Jewish homeland, and former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who was assassinated in 1995. He also toured the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, declaring after that the memorial illustrates the depravity to which man can sink but also serves as a reminder of the “righteous among the nations who refused to be bystanders.” Friday’s stop at Herzl’s grave, together with Thursday’s visit to see the Dead Sea Scrolls, the ancient Hebrew texts, were symbolic stops for Obama that ties to the region and with a vision that predated the Holocaust. Obama was criticized in Israel for his 2009 Cairo speech in which he gave only the example of the Holocaust as reason for justifying Israel’s existence. “Here on your ancient land, let it be said for all the world to hear,” Obama said at Yad Vashem today, in a clear response to that criticism. “The state of Israel does not exist because of the Holocaust, but with the survival of a strong Jewish state of Israel, such a holocaust will never happen again.” Later in the day, Obama was traveling to Jordan where he planned to meet with King Abdullah II. Among the topics is Jordan’s struggle with the influx of a half-million refugees from the Syrian civil war. Abdullah has voiced fears that extremists and terrorists could create a regional base in Jordan. Before leaving for Jordan, Obama had lunch with Netanyahu and then took his motorcade to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity.
the mission of Officer Candidates School is to train, screen and evaluate candidates. The training includes both academics and physical training such as endurance hikes and obstacles courses. Marines become second lieutenants on graduation from the 10-week program. In 2010, the Quantico base was one of several targets of an ex-Marine reservist who, during five nighttime shootings, fired on military targets including the Pentagon. Yonathan Melaku, on two separate occasions, fired at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico. No one was injured and Melaku was ultimately sentenced to 25 years in prison.
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extremists whom he blamed Islamic extremists fighting It was not immediately clear MENELAOS for a suicide blast the previous with the rebels have become when al-Buti’s funeral would HADJICOSTIS evening that killed dozens of common, the latest attack was take place. The government The Associated Press people, including a top Sunni the first time a suicide bomber declared Saturday as a day of preacher who was a staunch detonated his explosives inside mourning and state-run Syrian NICOSIA, Cyprus — supporter of Bashar Assad. a mosque. The grandson of the TV halted its regular programs Cypriot authorities were tryAnd in a warning to rebels 84-year-old al-Buti was among today to air readings from the ing today to cobble together a battling to topple his regime, those killed in the attack. Muslim holy book, the Quran, plan they hope will convince the Syrian leader pledged that In the statement carried as well as speeches of the late international lenders to provide his troops will “wipe out” and by Syria’s state SUNA news cleric. the money the country needs to clean the country of the “forces agency, Assad said al-Buti repAl-Buti was the most senior of darkness.” resented true Islam in facing “the religious figure to be killed in avoid bankruptcy within days. As well as trying to forge an Assad’s statement came forces of darkness and extrem- Syria’s civil war and his slaying as the Syrian Health Ministry ist” ideology. “Your blood and was a major blow to Assad. The overall financing package, lawraised the death toll from the your grandson’s, as well as that preacher had been a vocal sup- makers were meeting to decide Thursday night bombing in of all the nation’s martyrs will porter of the regime since the the fate of the country’s second Damascus to 49, after seven of not go in vain because we will early days of Assad’s father and largest lender Laiki which was the wounded died overnight in continue to follow your thinking predecessor, the late President hardest hit from its exposure to hospital. In the attack, a suicide to wipe out their darkness and Hafez Assad, providing a Sunni bad Greek debt. The bank’s restructuring bomber blew himself up inside clear our country of them,” said cover and legitimacy to their is part of an alternative plan a mosque in the heart of the Assad. rule. Sunnis are the majorSyrian capital, killing Sheikh Syria’s crisis started in ity sect in Syria while Assad is aimed at raising up to 5.8 billion euros ($7.5 billion) to CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Three Australian govern- Mohammad Said Ramadan al- March 2011 as peaceful pro- from the minority Alawite sect secure a larger rescue packButi as he was giving a ser- tests against Assad’s authoritar- — an offshoot of Shiite Islam. ment ministers have quit their portfolios in the continuing age of another 10 billion euros fallout from a bungled leadership showdown that reinforces from the other 16 countries that perceptions of a crisis in Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s adminuse the euro currency and the istration six months before national elections. The clashes in Meikhtila — which was International Monetary Fund. A MEIKHTILA, Myanmar (AP) — Mobs set Cabinet ministers Chris Bowen and Martin Ferguson fire to Muslim homes and mosques in frenzied tense but calm today — are the first reported in new package is necessary after as well as Kim Carr, who was a minister outside Cabinet, sectarian rioting in a town in central Myanmar, central Myanmar since then. Cyprus’ parliament rejected a resigned today over their support for Gillard’s rival, former leaving at least 20 people dead and more than Troubles began Wednesday after an argu- plan earlier this week to grab up Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. 6,000 homeless amid growing fears today that ment broke out between a Muslim gold to 10 percent of bank deposits. The country needs to have Gillard on Thursday called a leadership ballot of ruling the latest bout of Muslim-Buddhist bloodshed shop owner and his Buddhist customers. A the plan in place by Monday as Labor Party lawmakers after weeks of leadership speculation. could spread. Buddhist monk was among the first killed, Rudd decided against running, although his supporters say In an acknowledgement of the serious- inflaming tensions that led a Buddhist mob the European Central Bank has said it will cut off emergency the result of a ballot would have been close. ness of the situation, President Thein Sein to rampage through a Muslim neighbor- support to the banks. That could Senior minister Simon Crean, who demanded the ballot, declared a state of emergency in Meikhtila in hood. trigger their collapse and leave was sacked by Gillard and junior minister Richard Marles, a an announcement broadcast on state televiViolence continued Thursday, and by the Cypriot economy reeling. Rudd backer, resigned on Thursday. sion this afternoon. The declaration allows the today, Win Htein, a local lawmaker from the Many in the markets think that military to take over administrative functions opposition National League for Democracy, would mean the country would said he had counted at least 20 bodies. He have to leave the euro with in and around the town. The government’s struggle to contain the said 1,200 Muslim families — at least 6,000 potentially damaging repercusunrest is proving another major challenge for people — have fled their homes and taken sions across the 17-country Thein Sein’s reformist administration as it refuge at a stadium and a police station. BY KEVIN BEGOS eurozone. Today, police seized knives, swords, hamattempts to chart a path to democracy after The Associated Press Worried Laiki employees nearly half a century of military rule that once mers and sticks from young men in the streets gathered near parliament for PITTSBURGH — The Sierra Club and some other environ- crushed all dissent. and detained scores of looters. a second day after the govmental groups are harshly criticizing a new partnership that aims Fires set to Muslim homes continued to burn, ernor of the country’s central The scenes in Meikhtila, where homes and to create tough new standards for fracking. at least five mosques have been torched by but angry Buddhist residents and monks pre- bank announced that authoriThe criticism Thursday came a day after two of the nation’s angry mobs, were reminiscent of sectarian vented authorities from putting out the blazes. ties would look to safeguard biggest oil and gas companies made peace with some national violence between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists It was difficult to determine the extent of the bank’s viable parts and isoand regional environmental groups, agreeing to go through an and Muslim Rohingya that shook western destruction in the town because residents were late its toxic assets. The hope independent review of their shale oil and gas drilling operations Rakhine state last year, killing hundreds of too afraid to walk the streets and were shelter- behind the plan is to staunch in the Northeast. people and driving more than 100,000 from ing in monasteries or other locations away any possible contagion effects If Shell Oil, Chevron Appalachia and other companies are their homes. to the country’s other lenders. from the violence. found to be abiding by a list of stringent measures to protect the air and water from pollution, they will receive the blessing of the new Pittsburgh-based Center for Sustainable Shale Development, created by environmentalists and the energy industry. But some are questioning whether a partnership between environmentalists and the oil and gas industry should exist at all. BY ABDUL SATTAR “We know that our continued reliance on dirty, dangerous fosAssociated Press Answers to Thursday’s questions: sil fuels, like natural gas, will not solve the climate crisis, even PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A bomb hidden in a rickshaw Bend It Like Beckham was the first Western-made with the best controls in place,” said Deb Nardone, a Sierra Club exploded outside a bus terminal near a busy bazaar in southfeature film aired on state-run TV in North Korea. A campaign director, who called the new plan “akin to slapping a western Pakistan today, killing at least nine people and woundmessage shown during the December 2009 broadcast Band-Aid on a gaping wound.” ing 40, officials said. said the soccer flick was being broadcast to mark the “The majority of natural gas must stay in the ground if we want The explosion came hours after a U.S. drone targeted a 10th anniversary of diplomatic ties between North Korea any chance of avoiding climate disaster,” Nardone said. vehicle in northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border, killand Great Britain. An Ohio environmental group wasn’t happy, either. ing three suspected militants, two intelligence officials said. The source of the proverb “Physician, heal thyself” “This deal in no way represents the interests or agreement The rickshaw bomb struck in the town of Jafarabad, about is the Bible. The words, from Luke 4:23, were spoken of the people being harmed by fracking in Ohio,” said Sandy 300 kilometers (180 miles) east of Quetta, the capital of by Jesus. Buchanan, the director of Ohio Citizen Action. “A hydraulic fracBaluchistan province. It also destroyed several shops, said Today’s questions: turing peace treaty? Not so fast, my friend.” What — other than its enormous size — was unusual In addition to Shell and Chevron, the participants in the senior government official Syed Zafar Bukhari. Bukhari said the motive for the attack was not clear. He said new center include the Environmental Defense Fund, the about the U.S. flag displayed in Lompoc, Calif., on the Heinz Endowments, the Clean Air Task Force, EQT Corp., the the victims were taken to a hospital, where some of the injured first Flag Day after the 2001 terrorist attack? Pennsylvania Environmental Council. The organizers hope to were listed in critical condition. To what heights do Himalayan snowcocks go to nest? Although no group claimed responsibility, suspicion fell on recruit new members, too. Answers in Saturday’s Herald. The project will cover Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio Bluch nationalists who have waged a decades-long insurgency The Outstanding National Debt as of 9 a.m. today — where a frenzy of drilling is under way in the huge, gas-rich against the government in Baluchistan for greater autonomy was $16,746,198,354,226. Marcellus and Utica Shale formations. If fracking is approved in and a larger share of the province’s natural resources. The The estimated population of the United States is New York and other states in the East that have put a hold on new province is also home to many radical Islamist militants. 314,638,132, so each citizen’s share of this debt is In the drone strike, a pair of missiles fired from the drilling, it could apply there, too. $53,224. The Environmental Defense Fund responded to the Sierra Club unmanned aircraft hit a vehicle in a bazaar near the Datta Khel The National Debt has continued to increase an criticism by noting that the new plan is meant to be a complement village of North Waziristan tribal region at about midnight average of $3.87 billion per day since Sept. 28, 2007. Thursday, the two intelligence officials said. to strong regulations, not a replacement.
Syria’s Assad vows to clean country of extremists Cyprus lawBY ALBERT AJI and mon. The blast also wounded ian rule. The revolt turned into BASSEM MROUE 84 people. a civil war as some opposition makers work The Associated Press It was one of the most stun- supporters took up arms the ning assassinations of the two- fight a harsh government crack- on economyDAMASCUS, Syria — The year civil war and marked a down on dissent. The U.N. says Syrian president vowed today new low in the conflict: while more than 70,000 people have saving plan to rid the country of Muslim suicide bombings blamed on been killed since.
change plans due to unusually high winds. About 300 Palestinians and international pilgrims gathered near the Nativity Church, awaiting Obama’s arrival. But about 50 Palestinian demonstrators gathered on the main road with signs saying “Free Palestine.” Obama and his Israeli hosts arrived at the somber Herzl grave site under cloudless skies. Obama approached Herzl’s resting place alone and bowed his head in silence. He turned briefly to ask Netanyahu where to place a small stone in the Jewish custom, then laid the stone atop the grave. At Rabin’s grave a short walk away, Obama was greeted by members of Rabin’s family. He initially placed a stone on Rabin’s wife’s side of the grave, then returned to place one atop Rabin’s side. In a gesture linking the U.S. and Israel, the stone placed on Rabin’s grave was from the grounds of the Martin Luther King memorial in Washington, the White House said.
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