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JANUARY 8, 2014


It sings
Lake effect snow. High 20. Lows zero to 10

The music of ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ is what makes the movie move

Cuomo plan will offer business boost for disabled veterans






Storm brings NNY to a halt


Pedestrians and drivers struggle to navigate Public Square about noon Tuesday as snow and strong winds battered the city. Many roads became impassable due to the storm.

Many roads close; residents told to stay put


After towing ditched vehicles from a snow-covered Interstate 81, Derrigo’s Service Center tow-truck drivers crowd into the dispatch shack on Route 180 near Sackets Harbor.

The lake-effect storm that has pummeled Jefferson and Lewis counties for more than 24 hours has raised havoc with transportation. Numerous roads had to be closed because of motor vehicle accidents, according to DOT Region 7 public information officer Michael R. Flick. “If you don’t have to travel, don’t,” he said. “Stay home.” State officials barricaded Interstate 81 from Mexico, in Oswego County, all the way north to Exit 48 Tuesday night. “Troopers are now getting remaining vehicles off I-81,” said Trooper David D. Delgado around 7 p.m. Tuesday. Counties kept no-unnecessary-travel advisories in effect. For residents of the village of West Carthage, the decision whether to travel was out of

their hands, as Mayor Scott M. Burto issued a state of emergency, a travel curfew and a parking curfew. During the curfew, which began at 7 p.m. Tuesday, all travel — except for essential emergency vehicles and personnel — is barred until 6 a.m. today. Parking on village streets also has been prohibited during the same period. Residents who did venture out Tuesday encountered multiple road closures. Route 11 northbound in the town of Adams was closed for 2½ hours, and reopened at 1:15 p.m. Route 193 in Ellisburg between Hammon Road and Allerd Road was closed for nearly six hours, and reopened shortly after 6 p.m. Mr. Flick said Route 283 southbound between Route 342 and the See ROADS A4

It wasn’t quite a blizzard, but it sure came close. Virtually all activity in Jefferson and Lewis counties came to a standstill Tuesday as the lakeeffect storm dumped nearly 2 feet of snow in Watertown as of Tuesday evening and carried winds nearing 30 mph, closing schools, businesses and roads. Whiteout conditions on the highways even forced snowplows to a halt in many communities, and dozens of stranded motorists, along with employees who couldn’t make it home from work, filled local hotel rooms. The shutdown of most business could extend as late as Thursday as the storm lingers. The National Weather Service predicted up to an additional foot of snow could fall in Watertown by Thursday morning, while more than 4 feet of additional snow could hit parts of the Tug Hill Plateau. In an effort to reduce fatigue, road crews were brought in from Syracuse and Utica to lend a hand. “We still have some crews out,” state Department of Transportation Region 7 public information officer Michael R. Flick said Tuesday evening. “We’re going to keep pressing on through the night.” The Jefferson County Highway Department had to delay snowplowing about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday for intermittent periods, as bursts of wind and snow made the job impossible, according to Jefferson County Fire and Emergency ManageSee WINTER A4

Even for blizzard-prone Buffalo,

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American Eagle and Cape Air flights

to north country grounded. B2 Crazy weather is the new norm, at least for a while, forecasters say. B3

Cuomo to decide biodiesel law’s fate


Renter tax credit may benefit NNY

Legislation that would require all heating oil sold in the state to contain at least 2 percent biodiesel fuel by July 2015 has reached the desk of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, who will decide the bill’s fate by the end of January. The legislation, which is

backed by upstate farmers who grow soybeans that could be used for biodiesel production, officially reached Mr. Cuomo’s desk the last week of December; it was approved by the state Assembly and House in June. It would require that heating oil in certain downSee CUOMO A7

Gunmen gather in a street Tuesday as they chant slogans against Iraq’s Shiite-led government and demand that the Iraqi army not try to enter the city of Fallujah.

A renter’s tax credit, included in a $2 billion tax cut proposal announced by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo earlier this week, is projected to benefit mainly New York City renters, but also could provide some relief to upstate residents, though

many details remain to be seen. The governor proposed a refundable personal income tax credit for renters with incomes below $100,000, which would provide more than $400 million in relief for 2.6 million renters, according to Cuomo’s office. See TAX A7

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NASA images show distant stars
HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE: Galaxies 20 times fainter than ever pictured revealed


Galaxies in the Abell 2744 cluster, and blue galaxies behind it, are distorted and amplified by gravitational lensing.

WASHINGTON — The Hubble Space Telescope has peered back to a chaotic time 13.2 billion years ago when never-before-seen galaxies were tiny, bright blue and full of stars bursting to life all over the place. Thanks to some complex physics tricks, NASA’s aging telescope is just starting to see the universe at its infancy in living color and detail. Images released by NASA on Tuesday show galaxies that are 20 times fainter than those pictured before. They are from a new campaign to have the 23-year-old Hubble gaze much earlier and farther away than it was designed to see. “I like to call it cosmic dawn,”

Hubble astronomer Jennifer Lotz said at the American Astronomical Society convention in Washington. “It’s when the lights are coming on.” It was a time when star formation was ramping up, and it was far more hectic than now. “Imagine if you went back 500 million years after the Big Bang and looked around in the sky,” astronomer Garth Illingworth of the University of California Santa Cruz said. “Galaxies are closer. They’re smaller. They’re bright blue and they’re everywhere ... They are probably blobby, small, nothing like our Milky Way.” There were probably no metals at this time, no Earths, said Illingworth, who was on the scientific team using Hubble.

“Things look clumpy and kind of weird,” Lotz said. Most of the galaxies then were close to 1,000 times smaller than our Milky Way, but astronomers said they were surprised to discover a few brighter, bigger galaxies sparkling out there. These first pictures showed nearly 3,000 galaxies. Astronomers are still trying to figure out which of those galaxies are ancient and which are more recent. Because light travels nearly 6 trillion miles a year, as telescopes look farther from Earth they see earlier into the past. While Hubble and other telescopes using different light wavelengths have seen this far back, this is the first complete set of photos in the visible light spec-

trum that the human eye sees. To do this, Hubble is using one of Albert Einstein’s concepts that massive clusters of galaxies have such super gravity that they magnify and stretch light, Lotz said. By focusing on clusters, astronomers use them as natural binoculars to see what’s behind them. The release of the images is significant and important, said Christopher Conselice, a professor at the University of Nottingham in England. Conselice was not part of the Hubble team. “It’ll tell us about how the universe is forming and evolving,” Conselice said after the astronomers’ presentation. “I think they understated it. It could be a fundamental thing.”

Mediterranean diet beneficial to health
NEW RESEARCH: Produce, meats and olive oil


can prevent diabetes even if weight loss elusive

Even without weight loss, adhering to a diet rich in fresh produce, chicken, fish and olive oil is 40 percent more effective in heading off the development of Type 2 diabetes than following a low-fat diet, a new study has found. The research suggests that for the nation’s 78 million obese adults, a diet that minimizes red meat and sweets but incorporates plant-based fats may be a sustainable way to improve health — even if permanent weight reduction proves elusive. The findings add to mounting research that suggests a traditional Mediterranean diet may be easier to adhere to and more likely to improve health than more restrictive regimens. Compared to those on a low-fat diet, trial participants whose Mediterranean-style diets were supplemented with a daily dose of tree nuts — almonds, walnuts and hazelnuts — were 18 percent less likely to develop Type 2 diabetes. The researchers called that a positive trend but acknowledged that the difference fell short of demonstrating beyond doubt the superiority of a Mediterranean diet rich in nuts over a standard low-fat diet.

Published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the latest entry in the diet fray followed more than four years 3,541 older Spaniards who were at high risk of developing cardiovascular disease. They were a subgroup of a larger clinical trial that demonstrated the effectiveness of the Mediterranean diet in reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes. That trial of 7,447 subjects — documented in February in the New England Journal of Medicine — found that those placed on a Mediterranean diet supplemented with either nuts or extra-virgin olive oil were 30 percent less likely than those prescribed a low-fat diet to suffer a heart attack, stroke or death due to cardiovascular disease. Nearly half of those recruited for the parent trial already had Type 2 diabetes. The subjects used in the current subgroup analysis started the trial with at least three risk factors for developing premature cardiovascular disease: They were active smokers; were overweight or obese; had a family history of premature heart disease; or had hypertension or worrisome cholesterol readings. None, however, had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes at the start of the trial.


A lamb is placed around Pope Francis’s neck during a visit to a living nativity scene staged for the Epiphany at the St. Alfonso Maria de’

Liguori parish church, in Rome. The Epiphany recalls the journey of the Three Kings, or Magi, to pay homage to Baby Jesus.

States’ recipes for safer roads go beyond just sprinkling salt

Diapers in dump truck trigger radioactive alarms
VIENNA — Austrian hazmat specialists called in after Geiger counters showed alarmingly high readings for a dump truck arriving at an incinerator have found the problem: radioactive adult diapers. After unloading the truck, firefighters from the hazardous materials unit of the city of Linz found nearly two dozen diapers from a hospital that had become contaminated with radioactive iodine. The substance is swallowed during some medical and diagnostic procedures. While radiation levels were substantially above normal, unit leader Dieter Jonas said no one was in danger during Tuesday’s incident. Austrian officials, however, are tracing the truck’s route. And the truck will stay in a metal container at the incinerator for eight days — the time it takes for the emissions to reach safe levels.

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BUFFALO — A splash of beet juice, a dollop of molasses, a squeeze of cheese brine. In the coldest weather, the recipe for safer roads often goes beyond the usual sprinkling of salt. Across the nation’s snow belt, transportation officials are in the market for cheap and environmentally friendly ways to make rock salt work better by keeping it on the roads longer and melting ice at lower temperatures. Plain salt is largely ineffective below 16 degrees. Additives can keep it working in temperatures as low as minus 25. In Milwaukee, road crews are experimenting with plentiful cheese brine, a leftover from cheese making. New York and Pennsylvania are among states trying sugar beet juice, while molasses and potato juice are flavoring roads elsewhere. Many of the food derivatives are in commercially marketed products with names such as Ice Bite and Magic Salt, but in Milwaukee, transportation officials are mixing their own brew. As part of a pilot program, the city’s fleet operations manager, Jeffrey Tews, has sent trucks to some of Wisconsin’s 140 cheese plants to pick up brine, which is used to pre-wet the roads and rock salt. (Mozzarella and provolone have the best salt content.) The brine’s got a bit of a cheesy smell up close, Tews says, but in the few times it’s been used, no one has complained. “We’re taking a product that normally would have been disposed of and repurposing it,” Tews said. “It could be economical. It’s too soon to project.”

Arizona officials seize 2 tigers from backyards
PHOENIX — Arizona wildlife officials have seized two tigers that were being kept in backyards in the Phoenix area. The Arizona Game and Fish Department received reports Dec. 27 about a man posting pictures of himself with his two pet tigers online. Game and Fish biologist Randy Babb said the first tiger was found rope-tied in a Phoenix backyard on New Year’s Eve. The second tiger was located three days later in suburban Gilbert and was being kept in a large dog kennel. Both tigers are about 8 months old, 200 pounds and appear to be in good health. Babb said they’ll be taken to live at a wildlife preserve in Prescott.


A Pennsylvania Department of Transportation anti-icing truck sprays a deicing cocktail of brine and beet juice on the driveway of PennDOT’s Butler, Pa., maintenance facility.

The New York State Thruway Authority began a pilot program three years ago using another waste item — sugar beet juice from the sugar refining process. Scientifically speaking, carbohydrates in the beet juice help prevent ice from bonding to the road. Used to pretreat both the road and salt, the mixture of 80 percent brine and 20 percent beet juice also keeps the salt

from scattering as much. That reduces by about 30 percent the amount of salt needed, officials said, which in turn cuts corrosion on vehicles, roads and vegetation. This winter, crews plan to use 100,000 gallons of the beetbrine mixture on the 570-mile Thruway system. And officials promise the brownish mixture (no, it’s not beet red) won’t stain the roads.


Obama advocates jobless benefits

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Alternate look at joblessness
The standard U.S. unemployment rate does not include workers who have given up looking for work. This map includes discouraged workers, as well as the unemployed, as a percent of the civilian labor force for the year ending Sept. 30, 2013:
Less than 6.0% 6.0 to 7.9 8.0-8.9 More than 9.0

roadblock cleared; GOP wants spending cuts to pay $6b cost

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama pressed Congress on Tuesday to extend jobless benefits for 1.3 million Americans, dismissing the suggestion that the checks lead people to shun work and insisting there’s no need for budget offsets to pay the price. The Senate did take an important step toward restoring the benefits, which ended Dec. 28. Senators voted 60-27 to remove a big procedural roadblock to any legislation, with six Republicans joining 52 Demo-


Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., left, accompanied by Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., meets with reporters Tuesday on Capitol Hill in Washington after legislation to renew jobless benefits for the longterm unemployed unexpectedly cleared an initial Senate hurdle.

crats and two independents. Yet even if the Senate approves the benefits, advocates

still face big hurdles in the Republican-led House of Representatives.

Obama put his political weight squarely behind the effort Tuesday, hosting an event in the White House East Room that had the feel of a pep rally and a somber testimonial to the dangers of not extending the benefits. “These aren’t folks who are just sitting back, waiting for things to happen,” Obama said. “They’re out there actively looking for work. They desperately want work.” The partisan divide is philosophical and fiscal. Republicans insist the $6.5 billion price be paid for with cuts in spending elsewhere. “One month ago I personally told the White House that another extension of temporary emergency unemployment benefits should not only be paid for but include some-

R.I. Conn. Del. D.C.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Graphic: Judy Treible © 2014 MCT

NOTE: Alaska and Hawaii are not to scale

Alternative rate 8.1% Standard rate for same time period 7.6%

thing to help put people back to work,” said House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. “To date, the president has offered no such plan.”

Congressional Democrats said they’d be willing to consider offsets, though many suggested Republicans were using offsets as an excuse not to act.

Copter crash in England kills four in U.S. Air Force
LONDON — A U.S. Air Force Pave Hawk helicopter crashed in a coastal area of eastern England during a training mission Tuesday night, killing all four crew members aboard, officials said. Lt. Keenan Kunst at the Royal Air Force station in Lakenheath, Suffolk County, which hosts U.S. Air Force units and personnel, said in a telephone interview that the helicopter went down in the coastal village of Cley, near the base. He said the aircraft was based there and on a training mission. In Washington, a U.S. defense official said the accident killed the four U.S. Air Force crew members aboard. Police in Norfolk County cordoned off the area where the crash occurred, and several vehicles from the fire brigade, coast guard and police are at the scene. Pave Hawks are often used for combat search and rescue missions, mainly to recover downed air crew members or other personnel.


IRS seeing jump in identity theft
UP 66% IN YEAR: Thieves using stolen Social

Security numbers to claim fraudulent refunds

U.S. sending 800 troops, tanks to South Korea
WASHINGTON — The United States is sending an additional Army combat force of 800 soldiers to South Korea with tanks and armored troop carriers, and pledged Tuesday to continue to modernize its military capability to face any threat posed by North Korea. The announcement on the troop increase came as Secretary of State John Kerry met in Washington with his South Korean counterpart, Yun Byung-se. Kerry reiterated that the U.S. would maintain its nuclear defense for South Korea, a key Asian ally, and would not accept North Korea as a nuclear state. The U.S. already has about 28,500 troops in South Korea as an expression of commitment to its defense against North Korean aggression. An armistice, but not a peace treaty, halted the 1950-53 Korean War.


Victoria Hernandez, 15, reaches for a frisbee during a Learning Foundation Charter School P.E. class Tuesday in Mesa, Ariz. Phoenix metro areas will experience temperatures around 70 degrees this week.

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service is seeing a big jump in thieves stealing Social Security numbers to fraudulently claim tax refunds, the agency said Tuesday. The IRS launched 1,492 criminal investigations into identity theft last year, a 66 percent increase from the year before. Prosecutions and indictments more than doubled. The numbers dwarf those from just two years ago. In all, the IRS said it has flagged 14.6 million suspicious tax returns since 2011, blocking more than $50 billion in fraudulent refunds. New IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told reporters this week that stopping identity theft was a top priority for the agency. “The people working on that are confident that while it’s a growth industry for the last two or three years that it’s getting under control,” Koskinen said at his introductory news conference Monday. “I would stress that it’s an area that has everybody’s attention.” In a common scam, thieves use stolen Social Security numbers to file tax returns early in the filing season so they can claim refunds before legitimate taxpayers file their returns. The IRS, which prides itself on issu-

ing quick refunds, often sends out refunds before it receives documents verifying wages and other income from employers and financial institutions. Koskinen said waiting for such documents could delay refunds for months. This year, the IRS boasts on its website that it expects to issue “more than nine out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days.” A recent inspector general’s report said the IRS is stepping up efforts to fight identity theft but thieves are getting more aggressive. The IRS issued $4 billion in fraudulent tax refunds in 2012 to people using stolen identities, according to the inspector general’s report released in November. The IRS sent a total of 655 tax refunds to a single address in Lithuania, and 343 refunds went to a lone address in Shanghai, the report said. The agency said it has since improved its computer filters to flag suspicious refunds, including cases in which many refunds go to the same address. On Tuesday, the IRS said more than 3,000 agents were working to fight identity theft The agency said a coast-tocoast sweep in January 2013 led to 109 arrests and 189 indictments.

Negotiators wrapping up spending bill

One dead, three injured in avalanche in Colorado
VAIL, Colo. — One person is dead and three others are injured following an avalanche in the backcountry near Vail, Colo. Eagle County sheriff’s spokeswoman Jessie Mosher said the slide happened about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in East Vail Chutes, an area between Vail Mountain and Vail Pass. She said the three survivors don’t have life-threatening injuries. The avalanche danger in the area is rated as considerable. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says slides there are becoming harder to trigger, but when slides develop, they are very large and dangerous. Five people have died in avalanches in Colorado, Wyoming and Montana in the last two weeks.

WASHINGTON — Funding for implementing the new health care law and other sticking points remain, but negotiators reported significant progress Tuesday on a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September. “We are looking at narrowing the differences, looking at ... how we can compromise without capitulation on both sides,” said Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski, D-Md. After a meeting of the four principal negotiators — the top Democrats and Republicans on the House and Senate Appropria-

tions committees — Mikulski was cautiously optimistic of reaching agreement on the massive bill later this week in hopes of a vote next week. “Our subcommittee chairmen have really done 90 percent of the work. We are now at 10 percent, but this last 10 percent, like in any negotiation, is the toughest,” Mikulski said. A top aide accompanying Mikulski back to her office told reporters that the budgets for the Pentagon and the Commerce, Justice, Agriculture, Housing and Urban Development, Veterans Affairs and Transportation departments are “virtually wrapped up.”

But the two sides remain at odds over funding to implement so-called Obamacare and a 2010 overhaul of financial regulations, and they’re still sorting through more than 130 policy items known as “riders” in Washington-speak, many of which are backed by conservatives seeking to derail Obama administration environmental and labor regulations. Among the differences is giving the administration flexibility to certify that Egypt qualifies for U.S. military aid despite a law that bans such assistance after coups, said Sen. Lindsey Graham, the top Republican on the foreign aid panel.

The most controversial riders are likely to be jettisoned to the dismay of conservatives, many of whom will vote against the bill anyway over its funding of Obamacare. The issue sparked a 16-day partial shutdown of the government at the hands of House conservatives that GOP leaders are loath to repeat. “I’m hopeful we’ll work something out where neither side is very happy, but we’ll work it out and Obamacare will continue to be implemented,” said Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, responsible for a massive section of the measure funding the Labor and Health and Human

Services departments. Harkin said another hang-up includes differences over funding to implement the new health care law and GOP-sought provisions to effectively block several union-friendly decisions by the National Labor Relations Board. Harkin predicted Democrats will carry the day in annual fights over abortion, which include a GOP-sought ban on federal funding for Planned Parenthood. The goal is to finish writing the mammoth measure this week in anticipation of House and Senate votes before a Jan. 15 deadline to avert another government shutdown

Many seek end to oil export ban
PRESSURE MOUNTING: GOP senator joins chorus of voices urging action

WASHINGTON — The push to end the ban on exporting U.S. crude oil to foreign nations is at a level not seen in decades, with the top Republican on the Senate Energy Committee joining the call Tuesday. Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski argued that the ban, put in place after the 1970s Arab oil embargo, doesn’t makes sense given the current U.S. oil production boom. Her endorsement follows comments by President Barack Obama’s

secretary of energy that the ban should be reconsidered, and a pledge by the oil industry’s main lobbying group to press Congress and the president on the issue. “We need to be looking at it now,” Murkowski said following an address at the Brookings Institution research center in Washington, D.C. “I want to move this conversation, and I want to move it aggressively.” But lifting the ban on selling oil to foreign nations is controversial. Congress meant the

ban to protect American consumers from gasoline shortages and price spikes, and some lawmakers say it’s still needed. “Easing this ban might be a win for Big Oil, but it would hurt American consumers,” New Jersey Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez said in a recent letter urging the president to keep the export ban in place. Menendez said exporting oil could raise the energy prices for American consumers by wiping out the difference between U.S. and global oil prices.


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Blizzard closes roads, schools in Western N.Y.

BUFFALO — Roads and schools were closed and flights canceled across upstate New York on Tuesday as a blizzard slammed the western part of the state while dangerously cold temperatures gripped eastern areas from the Adirondacks to New York City. Meteorologist Bill Hippert of the National Weather Service said the storm barreling in from the Midwest already had dumped an estimated 15 to 18 inches of snow in some areas of Western New York by Tuesday morning, with winds gusting up to 50 mph along Lake Erie, making travel “difficult if not impossible.” Up to 3 feet was expected in some areas around Buffalo and as much as 4 feet

could fall near the eastern end of Lake Ontario by the time the storm eases up today, he said. “This is an out-of-the-ordinary event, even for Buffalo,” Hippert said. “It’s been 20 years since we had blizzard warnings of this magnitude in this area.” A 65-mile stretch of the Thruway from Buffalo to the Pennsylvania border was closed, with all entry ramps between Exit 55 and 61 shut down. Travel bans were in effect for much of Western New York and areas north of Syracuse. The weather service’s blizzard warning for the city of Buffalo and surrounding areas was in place until 6 a.m. today. About 15 truckers were waiting out the storm at Jim’s Travel Plaza outside Buffalo, ac-

cording to a waitress who said she was too busy serving the drivers to give her name. Richard Merbler, a driver for Ace Hardware based out of Saratoga County, said the wind was “blowing like the devil” in Niagara Falls on Tuesday morning, but conditions were even worse the night before along the Thruway between Rochester and Buffalo. “Batavia last night wasn’t fit for a dog when I was there. You couldn’t see,” Merbler said. State police planned to escort 38 trucks from the Angola service area, where they were at a standstill, to the Pennsylvania border. The snow and wind weren’t the only threats. Forecasters issued a flash flood warning for

Niagara Falls and Grand Island after an ice jam formed in the upper Niagara River, causing water levels to rise. Hundreds of schools from the state’s southwestern corner to the Hudson Valley were closed because of the weather, most due to the blizzard conditions in western areas but others because of temperatures in the single digits and wind chills well below zero. Nationally, the mercury plunged into the single digits and teens from Boston and New York to Atlanta, Birmingham, Nashville and Little Rock — places where many people don’t know the first thing about extreme cold. “I didn’t think the South got this cold,” said Marty Williams, a homeless man, origi-

nally from Chicago, who took shelter at a church in Atlanta, where it hit a record low of 6 degrees. “That was the main reason for me to come down from up North, from the cold, to get away from all that stuff.” The morning weather map for the eastern half of the U.S. looked like an algebra worksheet: lots of small, negative numbers. In fact, the Midwest and the East were colder than much of Antarctica. The cold turned deadly for some: Authorities reported at least 21 cold-related deaths across the country since Sunday, including seven in Illinois and six in Indiana. At least five people died after collapsing while shoveling snow, while several victims were identi-

fied as homeless people who either refused shelter or didn’t make it to a warm haven soon enough to save themselves from the bitter temperatures. In a phenomenon that forecasters said is actually not all that unusual, all 50 states saw freezing temperatures at some point Tuesday. That included Hawaii, where it was 18 degrees atop Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano. In Chicago, it was too cold even for the polar bear at the Lincoln Park Zoo. While polar bears can handle below-zero cold in the wild, Anana was kept inside Monday because she doesn’t have the thick layer of fat that bears typically develop from feeding on seals and whale carcasses.

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From A1 Watertown city line and Route 12 between Lowville and Watertown remained closed as of Tuesday evening. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo declared a state of emergency for several counties at 8 p.m. Monday in anticipation of the arrival of the worst of the storm, and Interstate 81 from Exit 31, Brewerton, to Exit 45, Watertown at Arsenal Street, was closed then. State Department of Transportation officials initially called it a “soft closing,” meaning that exits were not blocked. As a result, some drivers still took to the road throughout the day Tuesday. Trooper Warren R. Johnson with state police in Watertown said some onramps were blocked but not all of them. However, Jefferson County Fire and Emergency Management Director Joseph D. Plummer said the “soft closure” was not successful in keeping drivers off the road, so the closure was changed to a “hard closure,” leading to onramps being barricaded in the stretch of highway between Exits 34 and 48. A multicar accident in the northbound lanes south of Exit 44, Watertown Center, and worsening conditions north of Watertown during the morning Tuesday led DOT to close that section of highway. The Jefferson County Highway Department pulled all of its plows from the roads just after 1:30 p.m. Tuesday because of heavy snow and poor visibility. The plows returned early Tuesday evening. The towns of Denmark, Rutland and Champion, at minimum, also made the decision to stop plowing until visibility improves. “It’s difficult for everyone out there,” Jefferson County Highway Superintendent James L. Lawrence Jr. said. Rutland pulled three of its four plows from the road, town Highway Superintendent Claude E. Phelps said. There was still a plow operating in the afternoon in the Felts Mills area, but all roads from about Rutland Hollow Road to the Lewis County line were sidelined. Champion Town Highway Superintendent John F. Sech said the decision was made to pull plows at 10 a.m. Tuesday,


A woman watches the blowing snow as she climbs into the passenger seat of a vehicle under the unloading area at the Best Western in Watertown on Tuesday afternoon.

with little improvement in conditions as of about 2 p.m. “As soon as it lets up, we’re ready to go,” he said. Travel on any road parallel to I-81 was difficult throughout the day as drivers sought an alternative north-south route. Between heavy snow buildup and intermittent but persistent whiteouts, speeds on Route 11 rarely reached 15 miles an hour, making travel to and from Watertown both tedious and dangerous. Travel was expected to be difficult and dangerous as long as the storm persists. The National Weather Service lakeeffect warning is in effect until 1 p.m. today. People who have appointments scheduled for today or who were planning to go to an event should call ahead to make sure the appointment or event is still scheduled. Information on the storm is available at: National Weather Service: Dzs7pV. Information on road conditions is available at: aspx.

Winter storm brings NNY to a standstill...
From A1 ment Director Joseph D. Plummer. “It’s difficult for everyone out there,” County Highway Superintendent James L. Lawrence Jr. said. In the village of Sackets Harbor, plows were nowhere to be seen, as Mayor Vincent J. Battista III said such efforts would be “futile” against the strong storm. He said the plows would be sent out when the weather improves. “It’s brutal,” he said, relating how he talked to a woman who said it took her an hour to drive the 8 miles from Sackets Harbor to Watertown. More than 21 inches of snow fell in Watertown by 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. More than 3 feet of snow had fallen at the Flat Rock Inn, Lowville, at 9 a.m. Tuesday, and owner Gordon J. Yancey said that total has continued to grow. “There’s 42, 48 inches out there now,” Mr. Yancey said about 6 p.m. Tuesday. “Maybe more.” The storm ground most activity to a halt Tuesday as travel became difficult, if not impossible. Flights both inbound and outbound at Watertown International Airport have been delayed until this evening, at the earliest. Airport Manager Grant W. Sussey said American Eagle canceled three Tuesday evening flights, as well as its 7:20 a.m. departure today. No decision on the status of the 5 p.m. inbound flight or 5:35 p.m. outbound flight had been made as of Tuesday night. State, county and local officials implored residents to stay off the roads, and Interstate 81 was barricaded north of Mexico in Oswego County. “There’s been numerous accidents out there today,” Mr. Plummer said Tuesday. “And numerous is a large number.” Local towing companies reported high numbers of stranded vehicles. Miller’s Garage, 801 Huntington St., received 40 to 50 calls between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., the time at which the garage said it was too risky to continue sending out trucks. Hart’s Towing & Repair, 27080 Route 37, was still actively responding to calls as of 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, and one employee said she “couldn’t even begin to count” the number of calls the shop received. With roads impassable, many people had no choice but to spend Tuesday night at a hotel. At the Hampton Inn, 155 Commerce Park Drive, only 20 of 120 rooms remained vacant as of 6:45 p.m. Tues-


A Derrigo’s tow truck driver photographs for posterity the damaged semi truck his crew just pulled from Interstate 81 . It was northbound from New Jersey.


Sandy Oney tries to get a jump start on cleaning up snow in front of his Ten Eyck Street home as the snowstorm pummeled most of the north country on Tuesday.

day, many taken by walk-ins and stay-overs from Monday night. The Hilton Garden Inn, 1290 Arsenal St., booked its last room at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday. An employee said many stranded tractor-trailer drivers were being directed to the hotel by Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies and estimated that 95 percent of the occupants Tuesday night were stranded motorists. Those seeking a temporary break from the storm were encouraged to visit one of the five warming shelters in Jefferson County being operated at the fire stations in Adams, West Carthage, Carthage, town of Watertown and Natural Bridge. According to Jefferson County Fire and Emergency Management, more than 100 people were at the Adams Fire Hall as of 7:35 p.m. Tuesday. Though the warming shelters are in operation, Mr. Plummer said, the need for public assistance has not been particularly strong, as he said there have been no widespread power outages

resulting from the storm. As of 9:30 p.m., 30 customers were without power in Jefferson County and no outages were reported in Lewis or St. Lawrence counties, according to National Grid. For the latest news on road closures and weather alerts, Mr. Plummer urged residents visit the department’s Facebook page. Right now, Mr. Plummer said, the best thing people can do is stay indoors. He said if the decision were up to him, all of the roads in Jefferson County would have been closed. “Motorists on the road have exclusively been the problem so far,” Mr. Plummer said. A Times journalist counted more than two dozen vehicles off the road on Route 180 in Dexter alone. Trooper Delgado said he “can’t even count” how many vehicles went off the road. Both Jefferson Community College and Fort Drum announced Tuesday night that they would operate on twohour delays this morning.


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Masked gunman in jail for Cooperstown shooting
COOPERSTOWN — A man is being held in jail on charges stemming from a shooting inside a Cooperstown store where he used to work. Barry Renert, 62, is being held in Otsego County Jail on $500,000 cash bail after being charged with burglary. He was returned last weekend from Richmond, Va., where he fled and police arrested him Dec. 23. Cooperstown police said a day earlier, he entered the Seventh Inning Stretch store on Main Street wearing a ski mask and pulled a handgun on his former employer. The ex-boss produced his own handgun and fired a shot that missed.

Biden visit focuses on storm preparedness

Cuomo plans $16b in project proposals

Hudson company agrees to clean up polluted river
ALBANY — Atlantic Richfield Co. agreed to clean up PCB-contaminated soils and Hudson River sediment in Westchester County in a project state conservation officials estimate will cost more than $250 million. The Department of Environmental Conservation said the consent order with ARCO is for the Harbor at Hastings site where its predecessor company, Anaconda Wire & Cable Co., released polychlorinated biphenyls and metals into the soil, groundwater and river sediment from manufacturing operations. The company been working with state and village officials and Riverkeeper to lay groundwork for returning its portion of the property at Hastings-onHudson to productive use.

ALBANY — Vice President Joe Biden and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Tuesday that New York and other coastal states have to rebuild against future severe storms and flooding. “Extreme weather is the new reality,” Cuomo said, before describing an estimated $16 billion in projects he proposes launching this year. “And we have to deal with it.” Biden, who also cited rising sea levels, said coastal areas have to rebuild smarter if people are to continue living there. Superstorm Sandy in 2012 caused $32 billion in damage to New York, which so far received half of an initial $12 billion in federal supplemental funding for storm relief and reconstruction, he said. “We have to rebuild in a way you will not be victimized by a similar storm,” said Biden. Sandy’s surge was so damaging that state officials are essentially “re-imagining” the state’s infrastructure to withstand severe weather with federal money making it possible, Cuomo said Tuesday. The governor, also citing damage upstate from the storms Irene and Lee in


Vice President Joe Biden, left, shakes hands with Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in the Red Room at the Capitol in Albany Tuesday after

a discussion of the state’s rebuilding efforts in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

2011, proposed specific prevention and rebuilding measures. He called for expanding the total weather forecasting stations statewide from 27 to 125; redesigning New York City’s subway system, with plugs for all its 540

openings; and redesigning 100 upstate bridges to make them more resilient. He also proposed installing tide gates and drainage systems at New York City’s Kennedy and LaGuardia airports, elevat-

ing all electrical substations on Long Island and protecting Nassau County’s main treatment plant that he said flooded and spilled 200 million gallons of raw sewage during Sandy. He mentioned new dikes, levees

and flood walls, redesigning coastal homes atop stilts and piers and establishing a college in the state university system dedicated to emergency preparedness and homeland and cyber security.

Police accused of SS fraud
DISABILITY PAY: More than 100 officials arrested in NYC benefits case

Nuclear reactor goes down after machinery failure
BUCHANAN — A drop in the water level in a steam generator automatically shut down one of the Indian Point nuclear reactors in the New York City suburbs. Plant owner Entergy Nuclear said there was no release of radioactivity. The company said a controller device failed Monday night in one of four steam generators attached to Indian Point 3. Spokesman Jerry Nappi said the cause was not clear and the device will be replaced. He said he does not know when the reactor will be returned to the grid. Entergy said Indian Point 2, the other reactor at the Buchanan site, continued at full power.

NEW YORK — One retired police officer who said he couldn’t work taught martial arts, prosecutors said. Another who claimed he was incapable of social interactions manned a cannoli stand at a street festival, they said. A third who said his depression was so crippling that it kept him house-bound was photographed aboard a Sea-Doo watercraft. All were wrongly receiving thousands in federal disability benefits, prosecutors said Tuesday in announcing a sweeping fraud case involving scores of retired officers, as well as former firefighters and jail guards. The retirees faked psychiatric problems, authorities said, and some falsely claimed their conditions arose after the Sept. 11 attacks. Four ringleaders coached the former workers on how to feign depression and other mental

health problems that allowed them to get payouts high as $500,000 over years, said Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. The ringleaders made tens of thousands of dollars in secret kickbacks, Vance said. The four — retired officer Joseph Esposito, 64; John Minerva, 61, a disability consultant with the detective’s union; lawyer Raymond LaVallee, 83; and a benefits consultant Thomas Hale, 89 — pleaded not guilty Tuesday to high-level grand larceny charges. All were released on bail, ranging from $250,000 to $1 million. Their lawyers said all four staunchly deny the accusations, and some noted their clients had legitimate jobs helping people seek benefits. Hale’s lawyer, Brian Griffin noted that many of the benefitseekers had been found eligible for city disability pensions before they got federal benefits.

But prosecutors argued that eligibility for Social Security disability benefits is a higher bar than qualifying for a city worker disability pension. And they said the applicants strategically lied, with the ringleaders’ guidance, to make themselves appear to meet it. They were taught how to fail memory tests and how to act like a person suffering from depression or post-traumatic stress disorder, prosecutors said. More than 100 were arrested, including 72 city police officers, eight firefighters, five corrections officers and one Nassau County Police Department officer. Police Commissioner William Bratton said the arrests were an effort to ensure “the memories of those who did in fact contribute their lives or their physical well-being to dealing with 9/11 are not sullied.”


Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announces a settlement with JPMorgan Chase in New York.City

JPMorgan settles Madoff Ponzi case
FINANCIAL PENALTIES: Bank will pay over $2.5b

for ignoring massive money laundering scheme


Confidence in economy edges up in December
WASHINGTON — Americans’ confidence in the economy has jumped since the end of the partial federal government shutdown in October, another positive sign for the recovery as the new year begins, according to data released Tuesday by Gallup. The public opinion firm’s economic confidence index rose to minus 19 in December from minus 25 in November. The monthly average, based on Gallup’s daily tracking interviews, had plunged to minus-35 in October as a partisan standoff in Washington caused many federal agencies to shut down for 16 days. The December index was back to its September level, Gallup said.

Kraft warns of lack of Velveeta cheese

Coal industry will have small rebound in 2014
BILLINGS, Mont. — The U.S. coal mining industry will see a modest rebound in 2014, driven by more production in Western states after two years of declines, according to a government forecast released Tuesday. The Energy Information Administration projected a 36 million ton increase in coal production for the year, to 1.04 billion tons — up 3.6 percent from 2013 figures. Low prices for natural gas

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NEW YORK — Playoff parties may have one fewer dip option this year. Kraft Foods said some customers may not be able to find Velveeta cheese over the next few weeks. A representative for the company, Jody Moore, didn’t give any reasons for the apparent shortage, saying only that they happen from time to time, given the “nature of manufacturing.” She noted that the lack of availability is more noticeable because of the seasonal demand during the NFL playoffs. The company has been airing TV commercials featuring a recipe for a chili con queso dip made with Velveeta. The trade publication Ad Age reported the issue Tuesday, quoting an employee at


Kraft Foods warned customers Tuesday that some may not be able to find Velveeta products in stores over the next few weeks.

a Brooklyn-area grocery store who didn’t expect shipments again until February due to “a plant issue.” Moore said it should be a short-term situation and that Kraft hasn’t yet heard from any customers who are having problem finding the products. The company operates a plant in Lowville.

NEW YORK — JPMorgan Chase & Co., already beset by costly legal woes, will pay over $2.5 billion for ignoring obvious warning signs of Bernard Madoff’s massive Ponzi scheme, authorities said Tuesday. The bank will pay $1.7 billion to settle criminal charges and a $350 million civil penalty for what the Treasury Department called “critical and widespread deficiencies” in its programs to prevent money laundering and other suspicious activity. It also will pay $543 million to settle other victim claims, according to settlements announced by Irving H. Picard, the trustee recovering money for thousands of Madoff’s victims. George Venizelos, head of the FBI’s New York office, said the company failed to carry out its legal obligations while Madoff “built his massive house of cards.” JPMorgan, the primary bank through which Madoff operated since 1986, withdrew about $300 million of its own money from Madoff feeder funds in 2008, soon after the bank’s London desk circulated a memo describing JPMorgan’s inability

to validate Madoff’s trading activity or custody of assets and his “odd choice” of a one-man accounting firm, the government said. The $1.7 billion represents the largest forfeiture by a U.S. bank and the largest Department of Justice penalty for a Bank Secrecy Act violation. The settlement includes a so-called deferred prosecution agreement that requires the bank to acknowledge failures in its protections against money laundering but also allows it to avoid criminal charges. JPMorgan has several lawsuits pending against it related to the high-risk mortgage bonds that soured after the housing market collapsed in 2007. There’s also an ongoing criminal investigation led by the office of U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner in Sacramento, Calif. The bank may be negotiating or litigating over the issue for years and has set aside $23 billion to cover those costs. JPMorgan told regulators in a filing in October that it may need as much as $5.7 billion more. Madoff, 75, pleaded guilty and is serving a 150-year prison term.



U.S. enjoys shrinking trade gap

Closing prices Tuesday Name Alcoa Allied Motion Technologies Community Bank Corning Covidien Ethan Allen Interiors Gouverneur Bancorp Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc HudBay Minerals KeyCorp Kraft Foods Inc Lowe’s Companies National Grid J.C. Penney Company Sears Holdings Stream Global Services Time Warner Verizon Communications Walmart Stores Close 10.54 12.86 38.99 17.84 68.06 30.16 9.35 22.00 8.61 13.54 53.93 48.38 64.20 8.19 43.79 3.26 67.50 49.30 78.45 Change +0.01 -0.25 +0.47 +0.11 +0.71 +0.36 0.00 0.00 +0.15 +0.10 +0.50 +0.12 -0.13 -0.48 -0.99 -0.66 +0.61 +0.24

have been largely to blame for coal’s decline in recent years. But that pressure began to ease in 2013 as gas prices rose. Coal mining output is projected to resume its downward slide and fall by more than 25 million tons in 2015, when new rules for mercury pollution kick in.

WASHINGTON — U.S. exports rose to a record high in November, helping to shrink the nation’s trade deficit to the lowest in four years. The surprisingly positive trade report Tuesday adds to the upbeat outlook for the economy. With net exports stronger than expected, ana-

lysts revised higher their economic growth forecast for the fourth quarter, saying it will likely come in at a solid annual rate of about 3 percent. The Commerce Department said the U.S. trade deficit in goods and services with the rest of the world totaled $34.3 billion in November, the lowest since fall 2009 and a drop from

a trade gap of $39.3 billion in October, seasonally adjusted. U.S. exports of goods and services reached $194.9 billion in November, up 1 percent from $193.1 billion in October. American imports saw a sharper change but in the other direction, falling to $229.1 billion in November from $232.5 billion in the prior month.

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Owning guns is SAFE(r) N
early a year later, the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act is as controversial as it was the day it was passed. And how it was passed on Jan. 15, 2013, immediately drew major complaints. But that was nothing compared to the fury gun rights advocates unleashed at what was contained in the measure. With the first anniversary of the mass shooting in Newton, Conn., occurring last month and that of the passage of the NY SAFE Act approaching, this is a good time to examine the gun control issue. I’ll explore the SAFE Act in this column and review broader questions in the next few days. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo invoked the “message of necessity” tactic last year to pass the NY SAFE Act. It allows the Legislature to bypass the state constitution’s requirement that lawmakers wait at least three days before voting on a measure that has been introduced. This loophole essentially renders the three-day provision meaningless. Legislators worked on passing the NY SAFE Act late into the night Jan. 14 of last year, an effort that carried over until the next day. This once again gave the appearance that they rushed the measure through in the dead of night before anyone could mount opposition. The NY SAFE Act broadened what qualifies as an assault weapon and made it illegal to own such a firearm under this new definition, unless someone already owned one before the law was passed. A Jan. 17, 2013, article in the TimesUnion reported that Gov. Cuomo said the message of necessity was needed to prevent a rush on purchases of assault weapons as the bill was being considered. He made a valid point here. If the goal was to halt further proliferation of assault weapons, gun enthusiasts would make a beeline to their nearest dealer to buy as many of these firearms as possible. Gov. Cuomo, however, put the entire bill under the message of necessity allowance. And since some portions of the law weren’t scheduled to go into effect for months, he used poor judgment. He should have used a message of necessity to prohibit the sale or transfer of any asA SECOND OPINION



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Gov. Cuomo to deliver annual assessment of how we’re doing
s he does annually, Gov. Andrew Recognition that the Adirondacks are an M. Cuomo is preparing to offer his New York asset that are not reserved for the State of the State Address. This year’s well healed who can afford to have a second event will be held at 1:30 p.m. today at the home there but also impose economic reEmpire State Plaza Convention Center in strictions on the indigenous population. Albany. Tell members of the Legislature to There’s little doubt most New Yorkers keep their crude thoughts to themselves. will be interested in hearing his Assemblymen Micah Z. message on how the state is farKellner, D-76th District, was ing. We’re not sure if he’ll touch recently sanctioned resulting on any of the following issues. from charges that he made Regardless, here are a few items sexually suggestive comments we’d like to see addressed in Alto female staff members in bany this year: 2009 and 2011. Assemblyman A thorough discussion of Vito J. Lopez, D-53rd District, the plight of the upstate New resigned from the Legislature in York economy. May following a sexual harassHow can it be that the fastestment scandal. And Assemblygrowing upstate county is Jefman Dennis H. Gabryszak, ferson County, which has the Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo D-143rd District, was accused third- highest unemployment last month of making sexually exrate in the state? The upstate economy suf- plicit comments to several female staffers. fers from high property taxes, high electric Gov. Cuomo has called on Mr. Kellner rates, high workers compensation insurand Mr. Gabryszak to either deny the ance rates and personal income tax rates charges or resign their elective offices. If that drive entrepreneurs out of the state. they don’t comply with his request, the Upstate also suffers from the ban on governor said “the Assembly must send a exploitation of the natural gas reserves clear message that they do not tolerate this deep below the surface. The ban leaves abuse of women and should seriously conhundreds of people unemployed or under- sider moving to expel them if they seek to employed. Upstate is missing the benefits return this coming session.” of America’s return to the largest energyHowever the Assembly wishes to handle producing nation in the world. these particular cases, members of the An investment in the electric power Legislature should not be divulging their distribution system. sexual fantasies to people on the state pay Recognition that schools in rural areas roll. If they feel the need to talk dirty, they need incentives to consolidate — even if should consult with Eliot Spitzer. He can those incentives are penalties for refusing probably direct them to individuals who to merge or share services. do this for a living!



Get the feds out of your gas tank


This editorial is from the Chicago Tribune: he U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed reducing the amount of ethanol and other biofuels that must be mixed into the nation’s fuel supply. Fuel blenders would be required to use 15.21 billion gallons of biofuel in 2014, down from 16.55 billion gallons last year. That’s a good sign that the EPA finally recognizes the federal mandate for ethanol is creating economic distortions. But the mandate should be cut much more significantly, with the ultimate goal that it be eliminated. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 set benchmarks for a huge increase in the production of domestic biofuels, supposedly to boost national security and help the environment by reducing U.S. consumption of foreign oil. Ethanol does reduce oil consumption. But most of the ethanol in the U.S. is made from corn. Nearly 40 percent of the U.S. corn crop goes to ethanol. Corn is the No. 1 source of livestock feed. When so much corn is diverted into making ethanol, feed prices go up. Americans subsidize ethanol through tax breaks, and then they pay for ethanol again through higher food prices. The 2007 law encouraged research and development of biofuels made from nonedible products: grass clippings, wood chips and other forms of cellulose. The idea was to jump-start a new, environmentally friendly motor-fuel industry that did not rely on foodstuffs. That, so far, has been all promise. No cellulosic biofuel is produced on a commercial scale yet. In the meantime, conservation efforts and a tough economy have curbed the naThe Times welcomes letters. All letters must include a full name, full address and a daytime telephone number. Names will be published, but phone numbers will not be divulged. Letters must be no more than 400 words. The Times reserves the right to edit all letters for length, clarity and content. Letters should be exclusive to the Times, not duplicates of those sent to other persons, agencies or publications. Writers are or-

tion’s demand for fuel. North American oil and gas production has skyrocketed, thanks to new extraction techniques. So the demand for ethanol has been far less than expected. That has put fuel blenders in a bind. Federal law requires them to mix their gasoline with huge, fixed amounts of biofuels. The standard mix is nine parts gas to one part, or 10 percent, ethanol. Every major auto manufacturer approves the use of 10 percent ethanol. At that level, ethanol is safe for gasoline-powered cars. The problem is that from a practical standpoint, blenders have hit what they refer to as a “wall.” Cutting their gas with 10 percent ethanol doesn’t use enough ethanol to meet the mandate. The biofuel lobby wants to bump up the amount of ethanol to 15 percent or more. Auto manufacturers warn that such highly diluted fuel could damage some cars. Gas stations have no reason to offer blends with more ethanol since consumer demand for that is practically nil. That hasn’t stopped the corn growers and other proethanol groups from pressing for the government to require the use of still more ethanol, which in turn would use up more corn. None of this makes economic sense. It’s time to put a stop to the mandate. The law has succeeded in pumping up profits for corn-ethanol producers and their suppliers, but it has failed to serve the public interest. It hasn’t launched a new cellulosicethanol industry. It hasn’t made the nation less vulnerable to the risks of Middle Eastern oil supplies — domestic production and reduced consumption have had a far more dramatic impact on that count. Let’s be done with it. Get the government out of the business of mixing your gas.
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sault weapon, with the new definition of this firearm included. But a sunset clause should have been attached to the bill, say for three months. This way, no one could legally acquire assault weapons for three months while legislators mulled over the remainder of the bill. Members of the Assembly and Senate would have had time to examine the NY SAFE Act’s merits while opponents expressed their concerns. If the bill passed in parts or its entirety before the sunset clause expired, those measures would be put into effect all the while providing ample time for a vigorous debate. Otherwise, the assault weapons ban passed via the message of necessity procedure would disappear. Aside from redefining and banning the sale or transfer of assault weapons, the NY SAFE Act limited high-capacity magazines to seven rounds, expands the use of background checks to buy firearms and ammunition, creates an assault weapons registry, compels mental health patients believed to have made a credible threat to be reported to state authorities and increases penalties for specific gun crimes, among other provisions. The item banning high-capacity magazines has proven to be the most problematic. Since many firearm magazines come standard with a capacity of 10 rounds, Gov. Cuomo declared that owners could only put seven rounds in them. But a federal judge declared this part of the law unconstitutional last month. And it’s a good thing because it’s unenforceable. Are police expected to stop people randomly to inspect their firearms to ensure there are no more than seven rounds in the magazine? The other hiccup with the law is the provision requiring mental health patients to be reported if they are believed to have made a credible threat against someone. Mental health professionals have said this could adversely

affect their ability to counsel patients. Some have said they won’t comply with this portion of the law, declaring that the confidentiality of patient information trumps any safety measures in the law. As wildly unpopular as the NY SAFE Act is, I fail to see where opponents have much room for criticism. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that reasonable regulations on gun purchases and ownership are constitutional. Except for those two questionable areas, I don’t see what’s unreasonable about the rest of the law. Why, for example, do gun enthusiasts raise so many objections to increasing the use of background checks? They have proven to be effective in areas where they are enforced. Where they haven’t been effective is in situations where they are not required. So gun rights advocates cannot claim that background checks don’t work. What doesn’t work is allowing people to buy guns under specific circumstances without background checks. If every single gun purchase and transfer was subject to a background check — no exceptions — more firearms would be kept out of the wrong hands. And the NY SAFE Act is a good step in the right direction on this front. But opponents of the law are set to speak out. At noon this Saturday, the Northern New York Freedom Fighters will re-create the “shot heard ‘round the world” in Concord, Mass., in 1775, beginning the American Revolution. Members of the group will fire a symbolic shot at the Black Lake Fish and Game Club, Route 58 and Potato Street in Morristown, to protest the passage of the NY SAFE Act. Trap shooting will follow for anyone interested. People are invited to join members of the Northern New York Freedom Fighters in opposing perhaps the most stringent gun control measure in the nation to be passed following the tragedy at Newton. But like much of the misguided vitriol over gun control, I believe these shots will ring hollow.

Jerry Moore is the editorial page editor for the Watertown Daily Times. Readers may call him at 315-661-2369 or send emails to

Stop closing St. Lawrence Seaway so late
The danger of extending the navigation season on the St. Lawrence Seaway was much apparent over the holidays. Luckily, the cargo vessel grounded on the rocks off Cape Vincent did not suffer an oil leak. What if it had? Our weather has been less than hospitable this winter. Cleanup would have been difficult, to say the least. After it was refloated, the damaged vessel remained in the Seaway past the closing date, and according to a Times report, “ice was the culprit for more than 20 other delays.” Why was Dec. 30 established as the closing date for Seaway traffic? Isn’t that too late? Based on information published by the Seaway Development Corp. in its annual traffic reports, the average closing date was Dec. 24 during the 1980s, Dec. 26 in the 1990s and Dec. 28 for the first decade of the new millennium. So far this decade, the dates have been Dec. 29 and 30. Am I the only one who sees a creep? Accidents on the Seaway can and do happen. The worst-case scenario is a petroleum spill at the very end of the season when remediation cannot be accomplished effectively. Is this what we want to happen? Traffic planning for the Seaway should not be based on wishful thinking. A beautiful heritage and delicate ecology are at stake. GLENN HARRIS LISBON



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Technology? Some justices want to keep distance

WASHINGTON — At the Supreme Court, technology can be regarded as a necessary evil, and sometimes not even necessary. When the justices have something to say to each other in writing, they never do it by email. Their courthouse didn’t even have a photocopying machine until 1969, a few years after “Xerox” had become a verb. So as the legal fight over the NSA’s high-tech collection of telephone records moves through the court system, possibly en route to the Supreme Court, some justices already are on record as saying they should be wary about taking on major questions of technology and privacy. As Justice Elena Kagan understated last summer, “The justices are not necessarily the


most technologically sophisticated people.” The wariness shows up in rulings, too. When the court in 2010 upheld a police department’s warrantless search of an officer’s personal, sometimes sexually explicit messages on a government-owned pager, Justice Anthony Kennedy suggested caution. He wrote, “The judiciary risks error by elaborating too fully on the Fourth Amendment implications of emerging technology before its role in society has become clear.” Clear or not, the implications of technology are increasingly relevant. Constitutional protection against the prying eyes of government, without a judge’s prior approval, is embodied in the Fourth Amend-


A Supreme Court worker lays down salt on the steps of the court.

ment’s prohibition on unreasonable searches and seizures. Last month, U.S. District Judge Richard Leon of Washington ruled that the NSA’s phone-records collection program probably fails that Fourth

Amendment test and is unconstitutional. Leon called the program “Orwellian” in scale. The Obama administration has defended the program as an important tool in the fight against terrorism and is ex-

pected to appeal the ruling. Complicating matters, 11 days after Leon’s ruling, U.S. District Judge William Pauley III of New York declared the NSA program legal in dismissing a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. In addition, legislation in Congress and possible administration changes could alter NSA surveillance and affect the court cases. Among those who think the Supreme Court will weigh in is Justice Antonin Scalia, who addressed the topic in July in a question-and-answer session with a technology group. He didn’t sound happy about the prospect of such a ruling. Scalia said the elected branches of government are better situated to balance security needs and privacy protections. But he said the Supreme Court took that power for itself

in 1960s-era expansions of privacy rights, including prohibitions on wiretapping without a judge’s approval. In the police pager case, Scalia was part of an exchange with Chief Justice John Roberts that sounded almost like a comedy routine. Roberts was questioning the lawyer for the officer whose messages were searched. He asked whether it was reasonable for the officer and others to assume that a third party, the pager service, was actually routing the messages from sender to recipient, much as a phone company does with calls. “I wouldn’t think that. I thought, you know, you push a button, it goes right to the other thing,” Roberts said. Scalia chimed in, “You mean it doesn’t go right to the other thing?”

Too many growers could spoil the pot in Washington
MARIJUANA LEGISLATION: More than 2,600 applications submitted so far

SEATTLE — Washington state could be facing a curious economics problem: too many pot growers. According to updated figures released Tuesday, more than 2,600 applications have been submitted to produce the marijuana that will be sold at state-licensed stores when Washington’s legal marijuana industry opens for business around the middle of this year. That’s a problem because officials are, at least initially, capping total pot production at 2 million square feet, or about 46 acres. It remains to be seen how many applications are approved, but if it’s even close to the number submitted, that could leave growers with less than 1,000 square feet apiece on average — not enough

space for most to run an economically viable operation. “It’s going to be a challenge, no question about it,” said Alison Holcomb, the Seattle attorney who drafted the legal pot law. “There are 10 times as many applications as we need.” The prospect of having too many growers isn’t the only difficulty prompted by the overwhelming interest in the industry. Some 2,035 applications have been processed so far for retail licenses, but the state is capping the number of pot shops statewide at 334. That means there are likely to be lotteries for those licenses in many areas. In Seattle, where the state Liquor Control Board has allotted 21 pot shops, there have been 408 retail license applica-

tions. In Spokane, which will have eight marijuana stores, there have been 84 applications. Board spokesman Mikhail Carpenter said it’s premature to worry about the number of applications, because while the state is not capping the number of growers, no one yet knows how many will meet criteria. The board must screen each application to make sure the proposed locations aren’t within 1,000 feet of schools, parks, daycares or other locations where children frequent. Officials must also conduct background checks on applicants and their financial backers. “They haven’t gone through the licensing process,” he said. “We don’t know how many are viable.”


Cheyenne Fox, an employee and the daughter of the owner of a marijuana store, attaches newly arrived — and required by law — radio frequency tracking tags to pot plants maturing inside a grow house.

California speed rail Tax credit could be big help for local renters... navigating forward
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From A1 And because most, if not all, renters in Jefferson County fall below this income threshold, they likely would be eligible for the credit. “Most folks in Watertown would be eligible,” said Morris A. Peters, a spokesman for the state Division of the Budget. The new renter’s credit, which is based loosely on the model of the existing household credit, would provide a base credit that would both increase according to household size and decrease according to income level, according to Mr. Peters. Those closest to the $100,000 threshold would receive the smallest amount, while those earning less money would receive a larger amount. As the number of dependents within a household increases, so would the amount of the credit, though that also would be controlled according to income level, Mr. Peters said. There are 3.3 million renteroccupied housing units in the state, according to the 2010 census, and about 1.7 million New York City renters who would benefit from the renter’s tax credit program, according to Mr. Peters. The amount of the base credit has not yet been finalized, but is expected to be revealed in the governor’s proposed budget later this month. In Jefferson County, there are 19,338 renter-occupied units, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey Five-Year Estimates. And with only 2,062 of those units occupied by households making more than $75,000 a year — the highest income category measured in the data set — the vast majority of renters in the area would, in theory, be eligible for the credit. However, more details of the plan have to be seen before those who work to provide affordable housing in the Watertown area will pass a verdict on the governor’s proposal. “If you’ve got a family that really needs rental assistance, how are they going to pay rent all year to get a tax credit at the end of the year?” said Gary C. Beasley, executive director of Neighbors of Watertown. “I’m not sure how this will work out. I look forward to learning more about it.” Rental rates are unusually high in Jefferson County, largely because of the basic allowance for housing stipends that soldiers at Fort Drum receive monthly. Those stipends are expected to increase in 2014 by as much as 15 percent for some ranks — a figure that is much higher than the military average nationwide.

Cuomo will decide the fate of biodiesel law...
From A1 state counties contain at least 2 percent biodiesel by Oct. 1. By July 2, 2015, all heating oil sold statewide would have to meet that standard. The governor delayed considering the bill for six months because its approval requires an amendment to the refundable heating oil tax credit program for biodiesel purchases, said Julia C. Robbins, executive director of the New York Corn and Soybean Growers Association. That amendment would allow consumers to remain eligible for a tax credit of one cent per gallon for each percent of biodiesel that is blended with heating oil, but they’d no longer be eligible for a refund on the 2 percent of biodiesel that would become mandated by law. For instance, a purchaser of fuel with a mixture with 3 percent biodiesel in heating oil would be eligible for a refund of one cent per gallon instead of three cents; the maximum refund is expected to stay the same at 20 cents per gallon. “We worked with the governor to come up with a compromise, and at this point we’re confident he will sign the bill,” Ms. Robbins said. “The law would create a direct market for soybean farmers who are now exporting their product overseas, and more competition will give them a better price for their product.” In December, Ms. Robbins joined soybean farmers attending the National Biodiesel Board Big Apple Bioheat Tour in New York City, where city officials and researchers, along with agriculture groups from across the country, discussed the merits of blending biodiesel fuel with home heating oil. As the largest municipal consumer of heating oil nationwide, New York City implemented a citywide 2 percent biodiesel requirement in October 2012. The blend of biodiesel — an alternative fuel most often made from soy, palm or canola oil — and heating oil is commonly called bioheat. Bioheat has been used in Europe for more than two decades, but only recently has begun to gain traction in the U.S. heat industry. Research conducted by Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island found that bioheat has little to no negative impact on a burner’s performance, while also improving emissions, lubricity and efficiency of combustion. Levels of sulfur, carbon monoxide, smoke, hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxide also are reduced by the blend, studies concluded. Those benefits have made it a boon among industry and environmental groups across the country, said John D. Maniscalco, CEO of the New York Oil Heating Association, which represents the industry in New York City’s five bureaus. “This has been proven as efficient and safe, and it’s been actively used in New York City for two years,” said Mr. Maniscalco, who helped lead the push for the legislation’s approval. “We are really pleased that we’ve cleaned up our heating oil so much, and eventually we’d like to get the blend (of biodiesel) up to 20 percent.” Across an eight-county region in the north country, the average price per gallon of heating oil decreased slightly from $3.97 on Jan. 6, 2013, to $3.96 on the same day this year, according to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. Over the same period in New York City, by contrast, the price per gallon dropped by 2.1 percent, from $4.25 to $4.16; statewide, the average price was $4.07 on Monday, down 1.2 percent from $4.11 on the same day last year. The drop in the price of heating oil over the past 12 months in New York City suggests that the 2 percent biodiesel requirement has helped stabilize prices, Mr. Maniscalco said. He said he believes implementing the statewide requirement would help stabilize the price because the state will be less dependent on foreign crude oil. “I think (heating oil) prices would continue to stay where they are or go down” if the proposed state law is passed, he said, adding that demand for soybean oil should be a boon for farmers. “Farmers in the northern tier are excited about this legislation because it involves soybeans. Right now (the Northeast) gets a lot of soybeans from the Midwest, but I think you’ll see more soybean growers to work with” in the region.

WASHINGTON — The biggest public works project in the country — high-speed rail between Los Angeles and San Francisco — is still on track despite several recent setbacks, California officials say. Other observers are increasingly concerned. The $68 billion venture is the first of its kind in the United States, and its success or failure could shape American transportation policy for decades to come. As a result, the project is under intense scrutiny from Congress, taxpayers and transportation experts around the world. It would be a major engineering feat to whisk passengers between the two cities in less than three hours, which is the goal. To succeed, California leaders must find their way through a maze of deadlines, lawsuits and regulations that threaten the project. A Sacramento trial judge recently raised serious questions about two fundamental aspects of the project: its business plan and a major funding source. The rulings did not stop work, but they bolstered opponents who argue the whole scheme is unworkable. Some outside observers also raised doubts. “The rulings raise so many questions about whether this project still makes financial sense,” Joe Nation, a public policy professor at Stanford University, told the San Jose Mercury News. “This could turn into a real nightmare.” The project is now unpopular with California voters, too, even though they were the ones who got the project off the ground in 2008 when they approved a $10 billion bond measure to help pay for it. Despite the setbacks, Dan Richard, chair of the California High Speed Rail Authority, said the project will go forward. “Rather than flouting the

law, we’re insisting that we can comply with the judge’s order. This judge for a second time denied demands by opponents of high-speed rail to stop the project or void contracts for work now underway,” he wrote in a letter to The Wall Street Journal. From its beginning, the California high-speed rail effort has been held up as a model for the rest of the country. The 2008 bond measure provided far less money than the project’s full cost, but it marked the first time that U.S. voters had approved public borrowing for high-speed rail. President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus package, passed the next year, included $8 billion for high-speed rail, which the administration hailed as “transformational.” Including stimulus money, the Federal Railroad Administration under Obama has awarded $9.9 billion in high-speed rail money to 34 states and the District of Columbia. California secured by far the biggest share, with $4.2 billion. Illinois, the president’s home state, came in second with $1.9 billion. Together, the two states captured more than three out of every five dollars dedicated to high-speed rail. California and Illinois, along with other states, received a bigger share after newly elected Republican governors in Florida, Ohio and Wisconsin pulled the plug on high-speed rail efforts in their states. California still has not laid any new track for its high-speed rail system, but it has been busy preparing, especially along the 130-mile segment slated to be built first. The first stretch is in a relatively flat area far from either Los Angeles or San Francisco, because planners wanted to build it quickly in time to use the federal stimulus funds before they expire in 2017. It would run from Madera through Fresno south to Bakersfield.


First chemicals for weapons removed from Syria

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BEIRUT — The first batch of the most dangerous chemicals in Syria’s arsenal was loaded onto a Danish ship and taken out of the country Tuesday under tight security, an important milestone in the international operation to rid President Bashar Assad of the weapons by midyear. The operation at Syria’s port of Latakia took place against the backdrop of a widening civil war and escalating infighting between a chaotic mix of Syrian rebel brigades and

an al-Qaida linked militant group, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. With the rebel-on-rebel fighting now in its fifth day, the shadowy leader of another faction affiliated with al-Qaida pleaded with his comrades to stop the spreading clashes, warning it threatened to upend gains made against Syrian government forces. The chemicals were supposed to have been removed from Syria by Dec. 31, but poor security, bad weather and other factors meant the deadline

was missed by a week. The raw materials — precursor chemicals for poison gas — were moved to the government-held port of Latakia from two sites in Syria and loaded onto the Danish cargo ship, which then set sail, said Sigrid Kaag, the Dutch diplomat coordinating the joint mission by the U.N. and Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. Kaag said the vessel “will remain at sea awaiting the arrival of additional priority chemical materials at the port.”

Security for the highly toxic cargo is being provided by warships from Russia, China, Denmark and Norway. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the progress. The chemicals removed Tuesday will eventually be transferred to a U.S. ship, the Cape Ray, which has been fitted with special machinery. Once aboard the American vessel, the materials will be placed in a titanium reactor that uses heated water and other chemicals to render the

weapons inert. The confirmed use of chemical weapons in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta on Aug. 21, killed hundreds of people, according to the U.S. government. The U.S. and Russia — a staunch ally of Syria — later reached agreement to eliminate the Assad regime’s chemical weapons by mid-2014 in a deal that averted U.S. military strikes against Syria. The infighting between rebel groups is concentrated in parts of northern Syria, spreading Monday to the

northeastern city of Raqqa, a bastion of the al-Qaida-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The group has alienated its opposition rivals, including the extremist Jabhat al-Nusra, for its extremely brutal tactics, including the kidnapping and killing of opponents, journalists and anti-government activists who criticize its practices. Moderate forces among the opposition accuse the group of tarnishing the Syrian revolution and serving Assad’s interests.

Cocaine sent to stores in Germany


Clashes, unrest threaten Iraq

BERLIN — Police in Germany said they have seized a large haul of cocaine after the drug smugglers apparently made a mistake that sent the drug to supermarkets instead of to their intended connections. Workers at five stores in and around Berlin were surprised to find cocaine packed into crates of bananas on Monday — a total of 309 pounds. The head of Berlin’s antidrugs squad said Tuesday that the crates had come from Colombia via the German port of Hamburg and the discovery was “pure chance.” German news agency dpa quoted Olaf Schremm as saying that the smugglers had probably made “a logistical mistake.” Authorities have estimated the drugs would have had a street value of about $8.2 million.

Government forces strike at militants


An Indonesian man watches Mount Sinabung spewing volcanic smoke Monday in Perteguhan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The 8,530-foot volcano sporadically has erupted since September.

Authorities extended a danger zone around the rumbling volcano Sunday after it spewed blistering gas farther than expected, sending panicked residents streaming down the sides of the mountain.

Panama Canal Authority looks to advance project

PANAMA CITY — The Panama Canal Authority said Tuesday that it wants to end a standoff over the expansion of the canal by splitting construction costs with the international consortium that was threatening to halt work unless the authority came up with $1.6 billion in extra funding. The authority said Tuesday that it would pay $183 million and Grupo Unidos por el Canal would put in $100 million to continue work for at least two more months while a longterm solution is negotiated. The Spanish-led consortium would have to withdraw its threat to halt work on the ca-

nal by Jan. 20. The consortium, which has said it has run out of cash to fund construction, offered no immediate response to the authority’s offer. The consortium is comprised of Spain’s Sacyr Vallehermoso, Impregilo of Italy, Jan De Nul of Belgium and Constructora Urbana SA of Panama. It says unexpected problems with the quality of material supposed to be used to make cement spawned massive overruns, and blamed the canal authority for carrying out insufficient geological studies before work began. “They haven’t accepted the proposal or rejected it,” canal administrator Jorge Luis Qui-

jano said after meeting with consortium representatives. “At least we’re talking and on their part there’s a will to follow through with this.” Tuesday’s meeting was the first between the authority and the consortium. The authority met Monday with Spain’s public works minister, who said the consortium wanted to resolve the dispute within the terms of its contract with the canal administrator. The claimed cost overrun is roughly half of Grupo Unidos por el Canal’s original $3.2 billion bid to build a third set of locks. Each side has said the other is responsible for the added costs. The canal author-


Workers labor at the site of the Panama Canal’s Pacific expansion project Saturday on the outskirts of Panama City.

ity claimed the business consortium was unjustly trying to force it to pay by threatening to halt work. Panama has estimated the full expansion program will cost $5.2 billion, with the new, wider locks allowing

the 50-mile canal to handle far larger ships. Officials have said the work should be finished by June 2015 and that the overall expansion work is 72 percent finished, with the locks at 65 percent.



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BAGHDAD — A government airstrike killed 25 alQaida-linked militants in a besieged province west of Baghdad amid fierce clashes Tuesday between Iraqi special forces and insurgents battling for control of the key cities of Fallujah and Ramadi, Iraqi officials said. The al-Qaida gains in the Sunni-dominated province of Anbar — once bloody battlegrounds for U.S. troops — pose the most serious challenge to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s Shiite-led government since the departure of American forces in late 2011. Iraqi forces and fighters from government-allied Sunni tribes have been battling militants to try to recapture the strategic territory, seized last week by an al-Qaida-linked group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. Iraqi military spokesman Gen. Mohammed al-Askari said the Iraqi air force struck an operations center for the militants on the outskirts of Ramadi, the provincial capital, killing 25 fighters who were holed up inside. He didn’t give more details about how the death toll was confirmed but cited intelligence reports. It was not possible to independently verify the military’s claim. The airstrike came after clashes erupted about 12 miles west of Fallujah following the capture of an army officer and four soldiers in the area a day earlier, provincial spokesman Dhari al-Rishawi told the Associated Press. There was no immediate word on casualties for those clashes. Al-Maliki’s government has vowed to rout the militants, calling on Fallujah residents Monday to expel the al-Qaida fighters to avoid an all-out battle. Iraq’s Cabinet met Tuesday to discuss the situation in Anbar and called for the mobilization of all efforts “to support the army and security services in expelling terrorists,” according to a government statement. Military operations would continue, the Cabinet statement added, until Iraq is “cleansed” of terrorism. In Washington, the Army general who led U.S. forces through some of the deadliest years of the Iraq war said he opposes sending U.S. combat troops in response to the recent gains by militants in Anbar province. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said he was disappointed by the Iraqi government’s loss of control of strategic territory, but the U.S. approach now should be to remain engaged diplomatically to help Iraqi government leaders get their political system back on track.


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Candidate Stefanik plans to visit GOP committees
Elise M. Stefanik, who is hoping to be the Republican nominee in the race for New York’s 21st Congressional District, has said she will be visiting several county GOP committee congressional candidate endorsement meetings over the coming weeks. Ms. Stefanik said she will be attending meetings in Warren, Fulton, Hamilton and Saratoga counties this week. She also is scheduled to attend the Jefferson County Republican Committee candidate endorsement meeting, which will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at the Black River Valley Club.


West Carthage Planning Board to meet Monday
WEST CARTHAGE — The village Planning Board has rescheduled its meeting for Monday. The meeting will be held jointly with the village Board of Trustees so both boards can hear a presentation by Bernier, Carr and Associates, Watertown, concerning the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems designation and what it will mean to the village. The meeting is set for 7 p.m. at the village offices, 61 High St.


A tow truck comes to the assistance of a utility truck that slid off Route 3 west of Watertown in near-blizzard conditions on Tuesday.

Morristown seeks to fill seat on Planning Board
MORRISTOWN — The village is looking for a volunteer to serve on its Planning Board, which reviews site plans, subdivision plans, special use permits and other land use development. Those interested should submit a letter of interest to the village clerk, P.O. Box 249, Morristown, N.Y. 13669, before Jan. 21. For more information, call the village office at 375-8822.

Veteran-owned firms to get a leg up
CUOMO’S GOAL: 11 NNY businesses qualify for governor’s expected plan to increase share of state contracts

GOUVERNEUR — First Presbyterian Church will host the Rev. Judy L. Hay at a service at 11 a.m. Sunday at the church, 22 Church St. The Rev. Ms. Hay, a native of Gouverneur, retired from a church in Rochester a year ago. The town of Watertown Planning Board canceled Monday’s meeting because of the weather. It has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 14, when developer Purcell Construction will make a presentation for a proposed business park off outer Washington Street. According to the state Department of Health, 241,522 state residents now have health insurance coverage after enrolling through the New York State of Health marketplace. Obtaining insurance is a requirement of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. North country residents donated 16,256 shoeboxes full of school supplies, hygiene items, stuffed animals and small toys for children in global areas of disaster, poverty, disease and conflict as part of Operation Christmas Child, an international outreach mission of Samaritan’s Purse.

An increase in the number of contracts the state will award to disabled-veteran-owned companies could provide a boost to a handful of local businesses. An initial Associated Press report quoted an unnamed state offical who said that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo will set a goal during his State of the State address today of awarding 5 percent of contracts to disabled-veteran-owned companies.

According to a U.S. Small Business Administration directory, there are nine such businesses in Jefferson County and one each in Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. One business that could get a boost is Taylor Concrete Products Inc., Watertown. Though the company primarily supplies materials to other contractors, it does small concrete repair projects for the state Department of Transportation. “I think it’s a good thing, and I’m looking forward to see

the details,” said Richard T. O’Connor, the company’s vice president. Peter J. Fazio, director of the Jefferson County Veterans Service Agency, said the change could increase the viability of the businesses, which like nonveteran entities struggle to compete with larger companies. “I’m sure statewide veterans are happy for the chance to compete,” he said. The tax rules are one of several rule changes in recent

years designed to aid veterans across the state. Last week, about $75 million in tax credits went into place offering substantial savings to businesses that hired unemployed post-9/11 military veterans. Those making the hires will receive a tax credit equal to 10 percent of the total wages paid to the veteran during the person’s first full year of employment, up to $5,000. The amount will go up to 15 percent of the veteran hire’s wages if

the new hire is disabled, with that credit capped at $15,000. The state also has authorized localities to give veterans municipal and school tax breaks and credit military experience when establishing lists for government hiring. In 2011, Gov. Cuomo directed state agencies to consider military experience in licensing, credentialing and granting academic credits from state universities.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.


Snow bike quip creates a flurry
MAYOR’S REMARKS: Controversial opinion,

caution reiterated after cyclist hurt in crash
the argument that texting while driving is reckless, doing that is Mayor Jeffrey E. reckless and it creates Graham said Tuesday a danger for them and he doesn’t regret saythe motorists.” ing last week that it’s His remarks have not safe for bicyclists to created a bit of an upbe on the road in winroar in the cycling try weather and they community, with the should be arrested. Graham New York Bicycling “I know I’m going to get in trouble for this: Peo- Coalition responding on its ple who are on bicycles out on Facebook page. A Washington, streets like this — they should D.C., blog picked up the story be arrested,” the mayor said as well. But the mayor’s opinion anlast week on his “Hotline” radio program. “I mean, that is a gered Damien M. LaBarge, 35, clear and present danger that of 514 Gotham St., who was is being created, and if you’re See MAYOR B5 going to sit there and make



Jaralese Coney of Watertown works quickly to clear off her car so she could get home as soon as possible before the snowstorm worsened Tuesday afternoon.

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Psych center panel Barriers to stop carp urged keeps up advocacy

ARMY CORPS REPORT: Options to keep species from Great Lakes explored
Asian carp have a tendency of forcing out native species that make up a multibilliondollar fishing industry on the lakes, and interfering with recreational activities. The report focused on preventing the movement of invasives at the network of rivers and canals in and near Chicago with five direct links between the two water bodies’ drainage basins. The Corps did not state a preferred method to accomplish that goal. Two options would place dams in the Chicago waterway system to seal off Lake Michigan from the carp-infested Mississippi River watershed. In a call with media Tuesday, a collection of environmental advocates said the barrier methods were the only viable See RIVER B5


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OGDENSBURG — The St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center Task Force will continue meeting and organizing for the foreseeable future to ensure the smooth transformation of the psychiatric center into a center of excellence. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced in December that the

center would become the Children’s Behavioral Health Center of Excellence for the North Country, focusing on child mental health services. While the adult inpatient facility will see its capacity reduced from 65 to 40 beds Mr. Cuomo said the state will add 50 outpatient beds to the north See PSYCHIATRIC B5

Environmental advocates are calling for major action to stop the movement of invasive species like Asian carp from the Mississippi River into the Great Lakes, following a new report offering options to do so. The extensive report from the Army Corps of Engineers, released Monday, provided eight options to combat their spread.


Numerous flights canceled in NNY

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St. Lawrence County and the Adirondacks dodged the worst of the severe winter storm battering much of the Northeast, but that didn’t help 20 Cape Air flights from the Ogdensburg, Massena and Saranac Lake airports that were canceled because of poor weather conditions elsewhere. Cape Air spokeswoman Trish Lorino said the cancellations were on a “caseby-case basis,” depending on conditions in Boston and Albany — the two

destinations Cape Air serves from the three north country airports. Mrs. Lorino said a number of cancellations included flights that were grounded in other locations. “We have a team of people here internally in our operations division that constantly monitors the weather,” she said. “It’s an ongoing thing.” Mrs. Lorino advised people to check the status of their flights at capeair. com. “It’s significant,” she said of the number of cancellations.

The Ogdensburg and Massena international airports have two or three regular flights daily to Albany and Boston, and Saranac Lake’s Adirondack Regional Airport has daily flights to Boston. Adirondack Regional Airport Manager Corey Hurwitch said the primary weather concern over the last several days has been wind, with receiving airports reporting more difficulty with snow and ice. Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority Executive Director Wade A. Davis

said the Ogdensburg airport itself has experienced no problems. “We continue to maintain the runway and we’re open for business,” Mr. Davis said. Meanwhile, all American Eagle inbound and outbound flights at the Watertown International Airport near Dexter have been canceled until this evening at the earliest. “It’s ever-changing,” Mrs. Lorino said of the potential for cancellations. “Safety is the number one issue.”

Storm cleanup in final stretch
ICE’S WRATH: Potsdam

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Dress to impress, for good cause

Wedding gown sale to benefit cancer fund

POTSDAM — Something old, new, borrowed and something for charity is at the Carol Lee Shoppe, 69 Market St., this bridal season. The bridal shop is selling wedding dresses with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Edward I. Moses Walk/Run for Life, a fundraiser for the St. Lawrence County Cancer Fund. Shop owner Julie A. Smith, Potsdam, said she and her employees spent several hours in the fall rearranging the store to make room for approximately 75 wedding gowns from a bridal shop in Ogdensburg, the Elegant Lady, 305 Main St., which closed recently. KeithaLee M. Lauson, former owner of the Elegant Lady, who is also a Realtor and has since retired and moved to South Carolina, said she ran into problems trying to auction off the remainder of her dresses and needed to find a way to get them off her hands. “The upstairs of our garage,


Carol Lee Shoppe employee Madison G. Laubscher shows off one of the 100-plus wedding gowns that will benefit charity Tuesday at the

formal wear store on Market Street, Potsdam. A portion of the dress sale will benefit the St. Lawrence County Cancer Fund.

which is like a whole separate apartment, was full of racks of gowns,” she said. That’s when Penny Bogardus of Fowler, Mrs. Lauson’s associate real estate broker at Lacy Realty, 176 W. Main St., No. 1, Gouverneur, suggested she sell them to benefit the St. Lawrence County Cancer Fund. “My daughter-in-law, Jessica Bogardus, is on the committee for the Edward I. Moses

Walk/Run for Life, which happens every April,” Mrs. Bogardus said. “We’ve always been looking for ways to raise money for the walk.” Mrs. Lauson said they decided to have a bridal bazaar at the realty office in November to raise money for the walk. “Anything that can go for a good cause, I’m all for it,” Mrs. Lauson said. The sale raised about $900, but there were still more than

70 dresses left without a home. “They just couldn’t stay in the office,” Mrs. Bogardus said. “There was no room for them.” Ms. Smith said Mrs. Bogardus contacted her, asking her to sell the dresses in her shop, with a portion of the price to benefit the walk. “Charity’s always good,” Ms. Smith said. “It’s good to give back.” Ms. Smith said she also contributed 25 to 30 gowns from

her store to sell for the cause She said the shop hasn’t sold any dresses yet because the holiday season isn’t the best time to sell wedding gowns. “We’re planning to take some of them to bridal shows starting next weekend to get the word out about them,” she said. The Carol Lee Shoppe is open from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Woman allegedly left pets

Potsdam considering furnace law
USE ON RISE: Proposed measure would require outdoor burners to conform with state regulations

POTSDAM — Village police on Monday charged Casey A. Hall, 24, of Maple Street, with five counts of cruelty to animals. Police allege that Ms. Hall abandoned two dogs and three cats in her unheated apartment for approximately a week, during which time the temperature dropped below zero. Police said they responded to a complaint from Ms. Hall’s landlord, Frederick D. Robar Sr., who had been under the impression that she abandoned the apartment and didn’t expect her to return. Police said that the apartment was littered with animal feces and that they later found Ms. Hall staying at a friend’s residence. Police said she may have been financially unable to keep the apartment heated, playing a role in why she left. She was issued appearance tickets for Village Court. The animals were taken to Potsdam Humane Society animal shelter. Police said there were several bags of food in the apartment from which the animals were eating, but there was no water for them. Animal Shelter Executive Director Alysia Wells Maynard said Tuesday the animals were in stable condition. “We are awaiting the court decision as to whether we will put the animals up for adoption or they will be returned to” Ms. Hall, Mrs. Maynard said.

POTSDAM — A law under consideration by the Town Council would bring increasingly popular outdoor furnaces in line with state regulations. Outdoor furnaces have not been regulated by the town, but with their popularity on the rise and changing environmental restrictions enacted by the state, the town decided more than a year ago to begin crafting a law. The final product was presented to the board at a meeting Tuesday, with members voting unanimously to hold a

public hearing on the law Feb. 11. If passed, the law will require all new outdoor furnaces to comply with state regulations. In addition, all furnace owners will have to acquire a permit from the town code enforcement office. Those who already own wood-burning furnaces that do not conform to state regulations would not be forced to get rid of them, although they still will have to acquire a permit from the town within a year after the law passes. The law also gives the town board the power to revoke any

permit if smoke or emissions from the furnace “interfere with the reasonable enjoyment of life, safety or property,” cause damage to vegetation or property, or smell unreasonably strong. Breaking the law could lead to a $250 fine or imprisonment for a week, with subsequent offenses leading to a fine of up to $1,000 or a month in jail. There is no estimate of how many Potsdam residents use outdoor furnaces, which usually burn wood to heat a home, but town Supervisor Marie C. Regan said the numbers are on the rise.

“There’s more than there used to be,” she said. The energy cost savings of wood-burning furnaces appeal to a growing number of town residents, including James A. Grant, the town board’s newest member. Tuesday’s meeting was Mr. Grant’s first in his official capacity. Town Attorney Francis P. Cappello said the law was created to bring the town in line with state regulations, and should not be a burden to most owners of outdoor furnaces. “We’re not going to turn anybody’s furnace off if that’s how they heat their home,” he said.

POTSDAM — With dozens of hours and thousands of dollars already spent clearing away the result of the recent ice storm, the end is nearly in sight for both the town and village. Officials say, however, there is still plenty of work to do. Town Highway Superintendent John A. Keleher estimates that the cost of man hours and materials like salt and fuel for snow-renoval equipment totaled $80,000 in the first week of cleanup alone, and there are still some areas that need to be cleared. “We use a lot of extra salt trying to soften the roads up, because we’ve had the grader on it for the last few weeks,” Mr. Keleher said. His cost estimates also do not include the 12-hour day town employees worked Monday to battle the rain that was swiftly turning to ice as the temperature dropped back below freezing. The weekend’s thaw proved both blessing and curse for workers. Warm weather softened the ice and made it easier to clear away, but steady rain seeped beneath the existing ice. When temperatures dipped again, the water froze, making an already-thick ice coat even less manageable. “That rain from yesterday has gone through the snow and settled at the bottom,” said Bruce Henderson, head of the village’s Department of Public Works. Clearing roads and parking lots after the storm did not take the village significantly longer than normal after a snowfall, Mr. Henderson said, but sidewalks are proving a more difficult challenge. The village has 38 miles of sidewalks. Workers can clear the sidewalks of a normal snowfall in six or seven hours, Mr. Henderson said, but with the thick ice, progress has slowed to a crawl. Since the storm, workers have been able to clear only about 2 miles of sidewalk a day. “That’s our biggest fight right now,” he said. Mr. Henderson said he could not yet put a price tag on the village’s storm cleanup efforts, but he said workers have spent 60 hours cleaning sidewalks in the last week alone. This will cost the village about $1,500 before benefits, overtime or equipment costs are taken into account. Both the town and the village expect to finish cleanup efforts by this weekend, when temperatures are expected to rise again.

Farmers markets see more food stamps

Food stamp usage increased 83 percent at farmers markets across St. Lawrence County this past season. GardenShare Executive Director Aviva M. Gold said Monday that Massena, Norwood and Gouverneur markets as well as Martin’s Online Farmstand — martinsfarmstand. — joined the program last season thanks to a $10,000 grant from the state’s Fresh Connect Farmers Markets program. “Our goal was to double the amount of food stamps being used, so we got pretty close,” Ms. Gold said. Canton, Potsdam and Ogdensburg markets have been involved with the EBT/food stamp program for several

years, she said. “I had people shopping at the market last season that I’ve never seen before, and I’ve lived in Gouverneur my whole life,” Gouverneur Farmers Market manager Lorraine W. Taylor said. “Using food stamps for fresh fruits and vegetables is much better than having to go to a store to buy boxed mac and cheese or things like that.” Ms. Taylor said a farmer who joined in 2013, Steve Brooks of Heuvelton, had a very successful first season. “The food stamps brought out people who don’t usually shop at the market,” Ms. Taylor said. Linda M. Kingston, Madrid, who participates in the Canton and Potsdam farmers markets, said she also had a successful

season. “They now have debit card machines, which brings in more business because many people don’t carry cash on them,” she said. Mrs. Kingston also said she noticed food stamps and coupons distributed through the North Country Children’s Clinic’s Women, Infants and Children program bringing more business to the markets last season. The food stamp increase didn’t increase business considerably for all markets, however. Overall business throughout the county last season was consistent with the previous year, Ms. Gold said. Ms. Taylor said that even with the addition of the food stamp program, the 2013 sea-

son was still slow for her four farmers and especially her crafters. “One can only guess, but I think it’s just the bad economy,” she said. “I really want to see the market grow.” The Canton Farmers Market also has been suffering from slower days the past two years, as the village’s Main Street was under construction. “From vendor feedback, I’ve heard that the past two years were slow,” said Zoe A. Baker, DeKalb, manager of the Canton Farmers Market. This past season was Ms. Baker’s first as manager. She said that although Canton had a winter market at First Presbyterian Church, 17 Park St., in 2012, vendors decided not to do one this year because of poor turnout.

Ogdensburg man faces burglary, threat charges
OGDENSBURG — State police on Monday charged Nathan D. Binion, 34, of 28 Morley Park Drive, with second-degree aggravated harassment and felony seconddegree burglary. Police allege that on the evening of Dec. 31, Mr. Binion had called David Montroy, of 12 Morley Park Drive, threatening to burn his house down. Later the next day, Mr. Montroy told police that he returned home to find his house burglarized by Mr. Binion. Mr. Binion was arraigned in Oswegatchie Town Court and was taken to St. Lawrence County jail, Canton, where he is being held on $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond.

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WET, DRY, WARM, COLD: Meteorologists say north country can expect fluctuations through February

People in the Watertown area are used to a winter full of lake-effect snowstorms and low temperatures. But 2014 has started off with strange weather patterns, with a wind chill of minus 35 and a high of 40 degrees within a few days. This unpredictable weather pattern is expected to continue through February. “Right now I’d say this isn’t unusual,” said Mark W. Wysocki, state climatologist and meteorology lecturer at Cornell University, Ithaca. “You should expect warm, cold, snow and icy weather.” Mr. Wysocki said everyone is talking about how cold it is and comparing it to past storms. But what no one is talking about is the fact that the unpredictable weather is thanks to the neutrality of the ENSO or El Nino/Nina Southern Oscillation factor, a temperature balance in the Pacific Ocean between Peru and Australia. The ocean temperatures are causing widespread variations in weather around the United States and Canada and even parts of Europe. Mr. Wysocki said this weather pattern has not been seen in 10 years. “This year there is no controlling factor,” Mr. Wysocki said. “Over a short period of time we’ve seen record highs and lows set.” Mr. Wysocki said during El Nino (the warm phase of ENSO), the jet stream’s position shows a dip in the eastern Pacific. The stronger the El Nino, the farther east in the eastern Pacific the dip in the jet stream occurs. During La Ninas, the dip in the jet stream shifts west of its normal position toward the central Pacific. Both high and low temperatures set the tone for weather patterns to emerge. ENSO-neutral is the period when neither El Nino or La Nina is present. The surface

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Whiteout conditions greeted drivers Tuesday throughout Jefferson and Lewis counties.

“All bets are off and we can expect any kind of weather from wet to dry to cold and then warm again.”
Mark W. Wysocki, Cornell University climatologist

temperature in the Pacific Ocean was 86 degrees off Australia and 75 degrees off Peru on Tuesday. “All bets are off and we can expect any kind of weather from wet to dry to cold and then warm again,” Mr. Wysocki said. The snow is expected to continue to fall through this afternoon. From Thursday through Sunday, the temperature is expected to rise 36 to 40 degrees, returning to below-freezing temperatures

for Monday. “It’s crazy outside. Today it went from snowing to sunny to raining and snowing again,” Monica P. Atanasova, of Watertown, said Monday. Mrs. Atanasova, owner of Eurocakes, a bakery in the Paddock Arcade, said the unpredictable weather means she has to be on her toes as a mother and a business owner. “I need to make sure I have supplies stocked up in case new shipments can’t be delivered,” she said. When school is canceled or closed early, she said, she and her employees must make arrangements for her children. “I’d heard about the weather here being crazy, but I’ve been here 10 years and this winter is very different,” Mrs. Atanasova said. According to climatologist Samantha Borisoff, since Dec. 30 the highest temperature in Watertown was re-

corded Monday at 51 degrees and the lowest was minus 32 degrees on Jan. 2. In Ogdensburg, the highest temperature over that period was 46 degrees, recorded Monday, and the lowest was minus 14 degrees on Saturday. A lake-effect snowstorm rolled into the city Monday, dropping several inches of snow. “Just come in from shoveling driveway and sidewalk the wind blowing the snow around so hard I can barely see the neighbors’ homes across the street,” Norbert Worden wrote in a Facebook post Monday evening. “Now to take a snoozer and go back outside in around four hours to shovel all over.” On Tuesday, the storm created whiteout conditions and caused city offices, shops and medical offices to close. The National Weather Service lake-effect snow warning is

For up-to-date weather information and school cancellations, visit: expected to remain in effect until 1 p.m. today. “I’m not afraid of it. I’ve been here 30 years ,so I know how to handle winter here,” Watertown resident Lorri A. Monaghan said. This year, she sealed up her windows and bought a kerosene heater just in case, but said she felt the weather was nothing she couldn’t handle with her four-wheel-drive SUV. Across the country, “if you go to Miami right now, it’s 51 degrees, and in Georgia it’s in the 20s or in Los Angeles it’s 53 degrees,” Mr. Wysocki said. “For them it’s really cold. The misery is being shared all across the world.”

Snow makes a mess of Lewis County roads

LOWVILLE — Emergency personnel started fielding calls Monday afternoon in Lewis County, as snow began falling. Weather forecasts predict 5 feet to fall by this afternoon. Tow trucks were out in force, according to Jo Ann Groff, of Terry Groff Towing, Copenhagen. “We started about 3 o’clock yesterday,” Mrs. Groff said Tuesday afternoon. Her drivers, she said, had not returned to the garage. “It’s been nonstop. They are plucking one after another,” she said. For safety reasons, two men were traveling with each tow truck. “They would have the windows down to see and the passenger could help direct the driver,” Mrs. Groff said. Undersheriff James M. Monnat was at the scene of a vehicle pileup on Route 12 at the high bridge, just outside the village of Lowville, about 8:45 a.m. Tuesday. By noon, he said, emergency calls had slowed somewhat

since the morning. “There haven’t been a lot of accidents, just people off the road or stuck in the road,” he said. “It’s not so much the snowfall, but the wind. There is zero visibility,” he said. “If people just stay put, we’ll be OK.” Plow truck drivers in the town of Denmark were kept off the roads because of the dangerous conditions. Drivers remained at the highway garage in case of an emergency call to clear roads if necessary. “We’re just waiting for the wind to die down so we can see,” Denmark town Highway Superintendent Patrick F. Mahar said. Lewis County Legislative Chairman Michael A. Tabolt, R-Croghan, said he received a phone call Monday evening from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s office. The conference call included representatives from counties across the north country, as well as state Homeland Security Commissioner Jerome M. Hauer, state Department of Transportation Director Rob-


A state Department of Transportation plow worked in Lowville on Tuesday afternoon. Crews across Lewis County were busy keeping up with the accumulating snow and hazardous road conditions.

ert L. Sack and state Thruway Authority Executive Director Thomas J. Madison Jr. “They brought us up to speed on conditions across the state. They said we had declared a state of emergency and

if we need anything, they are here for us,” he said. Maj. Gen. Patrick A. Murphy, 52nd adjutant general of New York state, informed representatives the National Guard was on standby, if needed.

County offices were closed Tuesday. The Board of Legislators meeting was rescheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday. A decision as to whether offices will be closed today was to be made this morning.

JCC to provide dorm information
Jefferson Community College will hold a residence hall information session from noon to 2 p.m. Jan. 25 in Room 6-218 of the Jules Center. East Hall will open for occupancy in August for the fall semester. Students interested in living in the college’s new on-campus housing are encouraged to attend the information session and bring their questions about residence life at JCC. Family members are welcome to attend as well. The college is accepting housing applications. Visit to learn more about JCC’s residence hall and watch live construction progress by webcam. For more information about the Jan. 25 session, call the office of housing and residence life at 755-0411.

Black River board appoints 2 to sewer group
BLACK RIVER — The village held a very brief Board of Trustees meeting Monday due to the impending storm. Mayor Leland J. Carpenter was designated the voting representative for the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems group that has formed to address issues related to the new state program. The group is made up of representatives of the towns and villages affected by the MS4 designation, with the town of LeRay as the lead agency. Black River village clerk/treasurer Kathie B. Montigelli will be the alternate for the MS4 group. The village trustees also agreed to participate equally with the other municipalities to cover costs incurred by the MS4 group. The town of LeRay is working on drafting intermunicipal agreements relating to the group. The board also was informed the Planning Board has given approval for AT&T to install a backup power generator at the cell tower on Maple Street.
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HERRINGS — Through write-in votes, an entire new board was elected for the village in November. Newcomer Christal L. Loeffler was elected mayor and former board members James D. Camidge and David M. Arnold were elected trustees. The trio conducted its first meeting Monday following a Deferiet-Herrings Water Commission meeting. Mayor Loeffler said she wanted the board updated on the joint water project with the village of Deferiet, so she invited representatives of Bernier, Carr and Associates, Watertown, to the meeting. Mr. Arnold pointed out the water project began when he was mayor. He served from 1998 to 2010, resigning for medical reasons. “I’m happy with the project. We definitely need it,” he said. “We don’t drink the water here.” Mr. Camidge agreed, noting he was “glad it’s a joint project — we could not do it on our own.” Mrs. Loeffler said she was “excited” about the progress of the water project. “It’s a disadvantage not having clean water and very frustrating,” she said. Relating what Bernier, Carr had reported, the mayor said there are a few more easements to be signed until the village can move forward with construction, which should take three to four months. The engineering firm estimated the project should be completed by the end of the year. The new board is beginning to reorganize village affairs. It has hired a new clerk, Steven H. Fitzgerald, following the resignation of Nancy J. Gerber. It terminated village maintenance employee Richard A. Beirman Jr. and hired Patrick O’Shaughnessy. Larry J. Dobransky was hired to plow the village streets. Mr. Arnold said the new board has spent the past month getting the village paperwork in order and has found some discrepancies where bills were not paid. “I am grateful for the experience and expertise of Mr. Arnold,” the new mayor said. The village also has had equipment failure with its snowplow and has made arrangements with the town of Wilna and village of Deferiet to have the streets maintained. The new village board said it has begun reviewing the budget to make changes in the new fiscal year. Mrs. Loeffler said it will plan to set aside funds to have the roof replaced on the municipal building and hopes to set up a reserve fund to cover emergencies. When asked about talk of dissolving the village, the new board was adamantly opposed. “We’re not interested,” the mayor said. “I don’t think the residents want it.” “It would have to be brought up to a public vote and it would never pass,” Mr. Arnold said. “Only a select few want it.” “No one has ever come to me about it,” Mr. Camidge said. “I think people get discouraged and then the talk begins, but most don’t want it,” Mrs. Loeffler said.


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Ralph A. Young
CRANBERRY LAKE — Ralph A. Young, age 71, of Cranberry Lake, passed away on Monday, January 6, 2014 at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown. Calling hours for Ralph, will be on Friday, January 10, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at French Family Funeral Home in Star Lake. His funeral service will be on Saturday, January 11th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Hubert’s Catholic Church in Star Lake with Fr. Stephen Young Rocker officiating along with military honors. Condolences may be made online at www.frenchfuneralhomes. com. Ralph was born on October 9, 1942 in Gouverneur, NY to the late Stanley and Catherine (House) Young. He graduated from Gouverneur High School in 1960 and then he attended Watertown School of Commerce and Canton ATC. In 1966 he was drafted into the United States Army and served during Vietnam until his honorable discharge in 1970. Ralph married JoAnn M. McAllister on May 2, 1970 at St. James Catholic Church in Gouverneur. Ralph had worked as an accountant for Rouse Construction, Brown and Storie and then James River Paper Mill. He was the owner and operator of Ralphie’s in Cranberry Lake for 21 years. He was a life member of the Gouverneur VFW, a past member of the Cranberry Lake Fish and Game Club, the Mountaineer Snowmobile Club and the Gouverneur Elks Lodge. He loved his children and grandchildren and they were his life. He was a believer of tough love with a hidden humor that only his grandchildren could break. Flowers were his summer passion, and were maintained as a bright spot as you drove through town. All that knew him will miss him. He leaves behind his wife, JoAnn of Cranberry Lake; two daughters and their husbands, Sarah and Andy Leroux and Dawn and Brian Bullard both of Cranberry Lake; two grandchildren, Paige Leroux and Chase Bullard; two brothers, Stanley and Roger Young of Gouverneur; a sister, Janet Fuller of Gouverneur and three generations of nieces and nephews. Donations may be made in Ralph’s memory to the Cranberry Lake Fire and Rescue or to the Clifton-Fine Library.

Norma J. Astafan
CARTHAGE — Norma J. Astafan, 75, formerly of 38N. Broad Street, West Carthage died on January 6, 2014 at the Carthage Area Hospital with her family by her side. She was born on March 14, 1938 in Theresa, New York the daughter of Loren and Rosalie Russell Barker. She graduated from Carthage High Astafan School. She married Nicholas J. Astafan Sr on September 8, 1956, in Carthage, at the St. James Catholic Church, with the Reverend Henry McIntyre, then pastor, officiating. Mrs. Astafan was communicant of St. James Church. She was a homemaker. She is survived by two sons, Nicholas J. Jr., Copenhagen; and Jeffery J. and his wife Sara, Scotland Indiana. Four grandchildren: Jason Astafan and wife Christine, Camillus; Justin Astafan and wife Maricia, Watertown; Scot McKinzie & Josie Astafan Scotland Indiana; twogreat-grandchildren, Olivia and Luke Astafan, Camillus She is survived by several brothers and sisters: Dean Barker FT Worth Texas Carol Pitcher Rochester NY Francis Rounds Georgia James Barker Bridgeport,NY Robert Barker Kingwood,WV Ronald Barker NY Linda Mooney Adams,NY As well as several nieces, nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and a brother Charles Barker She was a member of the Senior Citizens Association at Dalton Estates, she loved gardening, crossword puzzles and she enjoyed playing BINGO and cards. The Calling Hours will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2014 from 6-8pm at the Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service Inc. located at 500 State Street in Carthage. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday January 10, 2014 at 2:00pm at the St. James Catholic Church in Carthage. Burial will take place in the spring in the New St. James Cemetery. Memorial Donations in her memory can be made to:_The Down Syndrome Association of Central New York, Inc or The Special Olympics.

Vivian R. Brown
Vivian Ruth Brown, 81, former longtime resident of Rodman died January 3rd at the Chandler House, Jefferson City, Tenn., where she had resided the last few years. A non-denominational funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at the Piddock Funeral Home, Adams, with Mr. Dan Helenek and Mr. Dale Parker officiating. Spring burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Rodman. Calling hours will be 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday preceding the funeral. Born March 3, 1932, in Rodman, daughter of Howard Ralph and Philena Celestia Wright Brown, she graduated from Adams Center High School in 1949, and then the Watertown School of Commerce. Following business school she was employed as a secretary at the National Biscuit Co. and later served on the management team in the Claims Processing area at Blue Cross/Blue Shield in Watertown. Miss Brown’s survivors include a sister, Lois, and her husband, David Evans, Carlisle, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Nancy M. Brown , Franklin, Mass.; a brother-inlaw, Victor G. Degutis; and many loving nieces and nephews. A sister, Beth E. Degutis, and a brother Verne H. Brown, both died before her. It is requested that in lieu of flowers donations in Vivian’s memory be made to the Historical Association of South Jefferson, 29 E. Church St., Adams, NY 13605. Arrangements are with the Piddock Funeral Home, Adams.

Richard Jessman
SACKETS HARBOR — The memorial service for Richard A. Jessman, 67, formerly of Sackets Harbor, will be 3 pm Saturday, January 11th at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Watertown with Rev. Steven Murray officiating. Calling hours will be from 1 pm - 3 pm prior to the service at the funeral home. Contributions Jessman may be made to the Watertown SPCA, Water St., Watertown, NY 13601. A reception will be held at the home of Mark Jessman and his fiancé Kathleen Feichter, 16149 Co Rt 63 (Massey St. Rd.) Adams Center, NY 13606. Mr. Jessman passed away Sunday, January 5th at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Health Center in Syracuse. He was born in Watertown, September 15, 1946,a son of the late William and Hilda Stone Jessman Hamilton. He attended Watertown schools and was employed on both road and building construction for many years before founding his own business, Jessman’s Trash Removal and Hauling in 1980. He was maintenance manager at Harbor Heights Senior Living in Sackets Harbor for 25 years. Richard was an avid drag car racer in both Canada and the U.S. with many trophies to his name. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and in later years could be seen traveling around the village in his speedy mobile chair. He is survived by his wife Kathy; his son Mark and his fiancé’ Kathleen Feichter, Adams Center; his daughter and sonin-law, Lisa and Julio Maldonado, Watertown. His grandsons Chris and Caleb O’Connor, Julio Maldonado and a new baby due in May. Also surviving is his sister June (Fred) Zoller, Camillus; his brothers Bill (Marlene), Watertown and Jack, Mannsville. Many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, grandparents and two brothers Ernest and Robert. Online condolences may be made at


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William Spagnolo
MASSENA — William D. Spagnolo, 68, of 41 Marie Street, Massena, passed away unexpectedly early Tuesday morning at Fletcher Allen Medical Center, in Burlington, VT, surrounded by family. Arrangements are incomplete at this times and are under the care of Phillips Memorial Home, in Massena.

Earline Longway
Earline F. Longway, 89, passed away Monday afternoon, January 6, 2014, in Carthage. Calling hours, funeral mass and burial in Depauville Cemetery will take place in the spring. Arrangements are with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton. Online condolences to the family may be made at

Grant Rosbrook
E V A N S MILLS — Grant C. Rosbrook, 55, of Gardnerville Rd. died January 3, 2014 at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, NY. Born on March 29, 1958 in Gouverneur, NY, he was the son of Robert J. and Lenna May Earl Rosbrook. Grant graduated from Indian River Central School in 1977. He entered the US Navy on February 17, 1978 and was honorably discharged on November 16, 1981. While stationed in Kingsville, Texas, he married Verna M. Wilson on October 13, 1978. After his military service the couple moved to Evans Mills. Grant worked at the Commissary on Ft. Drum for ten years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and was an avid Buffalo Bills fan. Grant was a member of the Evans Mills Fire Dept. for ten years. Survivors include his wife, Verna; his mother, Lenna, Glen Park; two daughters, Tasha Rosbrook and her companion, Tony Gallo, Adams, and Karen Lynn Rosbrook and her companion, Chris Burt, Theresa; three grandchildren, Renee, Jaydon and Sakura; four sisters and one brother, Karen and Steve Alteri, Philadelphia, Trudy and Patrick Ryan, Watertown, Lee and Julie Rosbrook, Brownville, Kathy and Randy Goodwin, Antwerp and Christine Lutz, Glen Park; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. His father, Robert J. Rosbrook died before him. There will be a Memorial Service on Friday, January 10, 2014, 10am at Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Theresa, NY, with Pastor Michael Ryan, officiating. Calling hours will be Thursday, January 9, 2014, 2-4pm and 6-8pm in Theresa, NY. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons Street, PO Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057. Condolences can be made at www.

Donald L. Halko
CARTHAGE — Donald L. Halko, 78, of Old State Road, Carthage, died Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse. Arrangements are incomplete with Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville.

Nicole E. Absalon
EVANS MILLS — Nicole Elizabeth Absalon was born January 14, 1982 in Gouverneur, NY. On Monday, January 6, 2014, the angels came for Nicole. She resided at home with her loving parents and caregivers Melanie L.Turnbull (mother) and Steven J. Absalon (father) at 26505 Waddingham Road, Evans Mills, NY. Fly, Fly little wings, Fly beyond Imagining, The softest cloud, the whitest dove, Upon the wind of heavens love, Past the planets and the stars, Leave this lonely world of ours, Escape the sorrow and the pain, and fly again… Nicole was born with Spinal Bifida and was paralyzed, but she did not let her shortcomings stop her from enjoying life. Even during the most difficult times of hospital stays and sickness, there was always a smile for family and friends. As we celebrate the life of Nicole, we reflect upon the simple pleasures in life that she enjoyed and shared with others such as trips to Pizza Hut, reading and writing, computers, movies, gardening, and animals. Unable to speak or hear, Nicole quickly learned the art of sign language and enjoyed teaching others her skills in communication. Nicole is survived by her parents Steve and Melanie. On her mother’s side of the family, she is also survived by her grandmother Lane Willard Turnbull, her aunts and uncles Mary Turnbull Youngs, Eugene and Kim Turnbull Jr., Jody and MaryAnn Turnbull, Lisa Hall, and several cousins. She is predeceased by her grandfathers Eugene R. Turnbull and Leon Laforty. On her father’s side of the family, she is survived by her grandmother Shirley Hart Absalon, her aunts and uncles Clover and Jeff Forsythe, Robin and Robert Ordway, Krista Absalon , Jamie Absalon and Amy Lynde, and several cousins. She is predeceased by her grandfather John J. Absalon Jr. There will be no calling hours or services and arrangements are with the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur. Donations in memory of Nicole may be sent to the Spinal Bifida Clinic At Upstate, 725 Irving Ave., Syracuse, NY 13210 or Friends 4 Pound Paws, PO Box 394, Gouverneur, NY 13642.

John Basford Sr.
WATERTOWN — John F. Basford Sr., 57, of 210 N. Rutland St., passed Thursday, Jan. 2, in the emergency room at the Samaritan Medical Center after being stricken at his home. A funeral service will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday., Jan. 8, at Hart & Bruce Funeral Home, Watertown. Calling hours will precede the funeral from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the spring in North Watertown Cemetery.

Richard S. Greco
Funeral services for Richard S. Greco, 80, Utica, were held Friday, January 3, 2014 in Utica, NY. Among his survivors are his sisters: Mary Barcomb, Frances King, Carol Walti, Louise Durante, and her twin sisters and their spouses, Shelia and Charles Branche and Sharon and David Reddin and a brother and sister in law, Guy and Pat Greco. Online tributes may be made at : www.

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CANTON — A Madrid woman was sentenced to jail Monday in St. Lawrence County Court for crashing her vehicle into a police car May 2 while fleeing the scene of a crime. Erin J. White, 27, of 2084 Route 310, was sentenced to six months in the county jail and five years’ probation by County Judge Jerome J. Richards for second-degree assault and third-degree criminal mischief. Ms. White was accused of trying to gain entrance to a Dailey Ridge Road residence while armed with a baseball bat. After she left the residence, state police stopped her on Route 310, where she backed her vehicle into a patrol car and tried to flee. She was tased by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents and taken into custody. Ms. White originally was released from county jail on probation May 25 but has been arrested on multiple occasions since. She was charged by state police the following day with petit larceny and criminal contempt. In addition to jail time and probation, Judge Richards ordered her to pay $375 in court fines, fees and surcharges and $4,442.61 in restitution. In other court action Monday: Kathleen M. Morgan, 29, of 88 Cougar Point, Massena, was sentenced to five years’ probation for felony second-degree attempted burglary. On Aug. 31 and Sept. 5, 2012, Mrs. Morgan stole four handguns from homes in the town of Norfolk. She originally was facing two counts of second-degree burglary, four counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and four counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. In addition to her probation, Judge Richards ordered her to pay $375 in court fines, fees and surcharges and $4,515.60 in restitution. Wade Creighton, 32, of 222 Franklin St., Apt. 2, Ogdensburg, pleaded not guilty to second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, three counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and two counts of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, all felonies, and misdemeanor fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana. Court documents allege that on Dec. 15, in the city, Mr. Creighton possessed and intended to sell more than 4 ounces of cocaine, an unspecified amount of heroin, MDMA, also known as Ecstasy, Suboxone and more than two ounces of marijuana. He was sent to county jail, where he is being held on $20,000 cash bail or $40,000 bond. Triston L. Glenn, 31, of 313 Belmont Courts, Ogdensburg, pleaded not guilty to thirddegree criminal possession of a controlled substance. On Oct. 15, Mr. Glenn allegedly was in possession of cocaine with the intent to sell at 157 Belmont Courts in Ogdensburg. He was released under probation supervision. Bryan A. Pribble, 25, and Kelsey L. Rubadue, 21, both of 157 Belmont Courts, Ogdensburg, pleaded not guilty to first-degree criminal nuisance, a felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor. The two are accused of allowing the sale of controlled substances at their home between Oct. 1 and Oct. 15, while their 1-year-old daughter was present in the home. Mr. Pribble was released

under probation supervision. Ms. Rubadue was sent to county jail without bail. Tomah Goodale, 24, Philadelphia, pleaded not guilty to second-degree criminal mischief. Mr. Goodale is accused of smashing the driver-side front and rear windows and windshield of a 2008 Nissan Frontier belonging to Bart Kidwell on Sept. 28 in Gouverneur, causing damage exceeding $1,500. He was released under probation supervision. Jesse J. Johnson, 31, of 111 Guiles Road, Edwards, pleaded guilty to felony aggravated driving while intoxicated. Documents state that Mr. Johnson on March 1 was driving on County Route 27 in Canton with a blood alcohol content of 0.18 percent, the state threshold for aggravated DWI. DWI is charged when the BAC is 0.08 percent or higher. He has a previous misdemeanor DWI conviction in Huron Town Court, Wayne County, on Sept. 24, 2008. Sentencing was adjourned to March 7. Emerson A. Northrop, 27, of 29C Marshall Ave., Star Lake, pleaded not guilty to third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Mr. Northrop is accused of possessing morphine with the intent to sell it June 5 in the town of Clifton. He was released under probation supervision. Joseph A. Peterkin, 32, of Brooklyn, pleaded not guilty to two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance. Mr. Peterkin allegedly sold cocaine to a confidential informant in Ogdensburg on March 19 and April 30. Mr. Peterkin was arraigned previously on the same charges, but they were dismissed Oct. 7 when Judge Richards determined that the testimony to a grand jury by Ogdensburg Police Narcotics Enforcement Detective Daniel C. Mousaw provided information about an uncharged crime, which might have swayed the jury to indict Mr. Peterkin. Mr. Peterkin was sent to county jail without bail. Taquan Nimmons, 28, an inmate at Gouverneur Correctional Facility, pleaded not guilty to felony second-degree assault. Mr. Nimmons allegedly attacked an officer who escorted him to the prison infirmary Sept. 30, then punched the face of another officer who came to help. Mr. Nimmons, who is serving a 3-year sentence for attempted assault and criminal possession of a weapon, was returned to jail on $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bond. Luann J. Wahl, 40, Florida, pleaded not guilty to seconddegree criminal mischief, a felony. Court documents state that between July 15 and 19, Ms. Wahl allegedly removed more than $1,500 worth of copper piping from the 9236 Route 56 home of Barbara Donnelly, Norfolk. She was sent to county jail without bail. Ernest W. Brothers, 39, of 524 Covington St., Ogdensburg, had his one-year interim probation extended by six months after his guilty plea to third-degree grand larceny. Mr. Brothers was placed on interim probation in September 2012 for the theft of approximately $25,000 worth of fuel from Econo Fuels, Massena, when he was employed there as a driver. He also was ordered to pay $15,742.69 in restitution at that time. Final sentencing was adjourned to July 5.


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Guilty plea in smuggling ring


Kimberly L. Foote, Rensselaer Falls, secretary of PJs 4 Xmas, leads a dance at a dance-a-thon at the Dobisky Center in Ogdensburg. All participants in the PJs 4 Xmas event received a prize, with a

7-inch Android tablet going to the child or teen who could dance the longest and avoid missteps during certain songs. PJs 4 Xmas collected 1,706 pajamas for the needy this holiday season.

Sport vehicle shop to open in DeKalb

DEKALB JUNCTION — A sport recreational vehicle sales and service shop is expected to open at the beginning of March on Route 11 in DeKalb. Baker Power Sports, near Route 812, will offer pre-owned motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles, and also will service them. A franchise might open down the line, said

owner Robert B. Baker, Hermon. “It should be a fantastic location,” he said. The property was last a tractor restoration store, so it already is set up for a garage and showroom. “We’ve done a full renovation,” Mr. Baker said. He said he planned to offer affordable used equipment. “That’s a goal,” he said.

The store initially will employ three people. Mr. Baker previously managed Nesco in Evans Mills and worked for Blevins Bros. in Ogdensburg. “I do enjoy riding and working on the machines,” he said. “There is a passion behind it.” DeKalb Supervisor John M. Frary welcomed Baker Power Sports to the town. “I believe it’s something the area needs. He’s been re-

modeling the store,” he said. “For a young guy, he has wellthought-out plans.” The St. Lawrence County Planning Board had no issues with the planned operation. The site already has an entrance onto Route 11. “It’s a pretty straight shot there, with plenty of room for a couple of cars,” Planning Deputy Director Jason C. Pfotenhauer said.

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MASSENA — The last of five defendants accused of participating in a conspiracy to smuggle undocumented aliens into the United States through the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation pleaded guilty to the charge Tuesday in federal court. Oleh Solomon, age not available, a citizen of Ukraine, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court, Utica, to conspiracy to bring aliens into the United States and transporting aliens. Sentencing was tentatively set for May 16. The plea cancels a trial scheduled for this week. According to an indictment handed up in the matter, Mr. Solomon arranged to have aliens who had illegally crossed the border from Canada transported within the United States, for the purpose of financial gain. According to court documents, the case began Feb. 24, when U.S. Border Patrol agents observed a white Mitsubishi Galant “warranting elevated suspicion” because it was “making numerous movements” around the Walmart parking lot in Massena with no one getting in or out. A white Cadillac Escalade pulled into the lot and parked next to the Galant, with four people getting out of the Escalade and into the back seat of the Galant. An agent followed the Galant containing six people onto Route 420 before halting it, finding undocumented aliens and Mr. Solomon, who is in the country legally. Simulta-

neously, other agents followed the Escalade to a residence in Massena, where agents saw the driver, later identified as Ian R.E. Tarbell, go inside, come out and drive away in a Chevrolet Silverado onto North Raquette Road. The vehicle was halted on O’Neill Road, where Mr. Tarbell allegedly admitted he knew he was transporting illegal aliens from St. Regis Village, Quebec, to Massena. Mr. Tarbell, Hogansburg, and Dariusz Podgajny, a Polish national, also have pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges, with Mr. Tarbell due to be sentenced Feb. 14 and Mr. Podgajny’s sentencing slated for March 14. Mr. Podgajny was alleged to have picked up the aliens in Toronto and driven them to Cornwall, Ontario, where he facilitated their being smuggled into the United States. John Benedict and Angela Johnson, both of St. Regis Village, Quebec, also have entered guilty pleas, being accused of using their residence on the reservation as a place for the aliens to stay until they could be transported into the United States. Mr. Benedict is due to be sentenced Feb. 7, while Ms. Johnson’s sentencing is set for May 2. Two Polish nationals pleaded guilty in July to re-entering the United States without permission after previously having been ordered deported and were sentenced to about five months’ time served in federal custody. They also were ordered deported.

Mayor defends comment about snow cyclists...
From B1 riding his 2011 Specialized Hardrock bicycle along State Street on Sunday night when it was struck by a truck. The $700 bike ended up a mangled mess. After suffering serious injuries, Mr. LaBarge remains in good condition at Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, following four hours of surgery Tuesday. Mr. LaBarge is forced to ride a bike because he suffers from seizures from injuries he suffered in an accident 25 years ago, he said from his hospital room Tuesday afternoon. “I was not happy about the comments when I heard about them,” he said. “Some people have to use a bike for transportation.” Mr. LaBarge, a carrier for the Watertown Daily Times, had just picked up a few grocery items for a friend from the Great American before Sunday’s accident happened less than a block away. When he was hit, Mr. LaBarge was thrown about 10 feet and landed in a snowbank. He initially was taken to Samaritan Medical Center and then transferred to the Syracuse hospital, where he is being treated for a broken pelvis and hip. He will be out of work for months, he said. The driver, Jason W. Carr, 41, of 27866 Middle Road, Watertown, did not stop, but returned to the scene after noticing his 2008 Dodge pickup truck was damaged. He drove back to find the ambulance and firetruck still there, Watertown Police Detective Sgt. Joseph R. Donoghue said. Mr. Carr ended up being cited only with “failure to use due care” as he allegedly caused an injury to a bicyclist. Mr. LaBarge never saw the pickup. He just got a glimpse of its headlights, got hit from behind and then “the driver just took off.” Subsequently, the state bike coalition criticized the mayor for suggesting people who do not own a vehicle and ride their bikes in the winter are criminals. On Monday, Angie Schmitt, a Cleveland, Ohio-based blogger, wrote a story for Streetsblog Network, an Internet publication that covers traffic and city life. On Tuesday morning, Mr. Graham still said he did not regret his comments, although he then went on to expand his views to people riding in wheelchairs and pushing baby strollers in city streets during the winter. “It’s not a question of taking their rights away and I’m picking on them,” he said. “It’s absolutely about good judgment.” He also mentioned a Canton man who was killed the evening of Dec. 23 while riding to work, after which the motorist fled. Richard F. Morrow, 69, of Ellis Road, died when he was struck by a car on County Route 27 in the village. The driver, Daniel W. Lester, 28, of 8 Heuvelton St., Rensselaer Falls, was charged with second-degree vehicular manslaughter, leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident, driving while intoxicated and several other felonies. Detective Donoghue, who knows Mr. LaBarge, said he feels bad for what happened to him. He’s also worried about what will happen to him while he recovers. “He has a heart of gold,” the detective said, calling him “a hard worker” and a guy who likes to help others. While he doesn’t agree with the mayor, Detective Donoghue said bicyclists “should not be in the road.” Generally, nothing makes winter bicycling illegal, but he expressed his concerns. It’s one thing if it’s a bright, sunny day; another if the weather is treacherous, he said. And bikers should always wear bright-colored clothing, he said. Ice- and snow-covered roads can make it too hazardous — either a vehicle or the bike can easily veer and collide with one another, he said, noting cyclists also can cause traffic accidents involving two oncoming vehicles.

Police say woman sent nude photos to minor
LOWVILLE — Jennifer L. Winn, 35, of Webster Hill Road, Boonville, was arrested Monday night after state police said she sent nude photos to a minor via text message. She was arrested at 7 p.m. at 7881 Route 26 and charged with endangering the welfare of a child for the alleged Nov. 4 offense. She was issued an appearance ticket for Lyonsdale Town Court.

Gouverneur man faces shoplifting charges
GOUVERNEUR — Village police on Monday charged Nada D. Blackman, 38, of 51 Austin St., with petit larceny. Police alleged that Mr. Blackman shoplifted hair appliances and beer from the Kinney Drugs store at 17 Clinton St.

Police charge Indian River youth with felony
PHILADELPHIA — The 12-year-old Indian River Central School student from Evans Mills arrested in connection to Monday morning’s bomb threat at Indian River Middle School has been charged with first-degree falsely reporting an incident, a felony. The youth, whose name has not been released due to his age, was arrested at 12:09 p.m. Monday at the state police barracks in Alexandria Bay. He was issued an appearance ticket for Town Court. The middle school was evacuated after the threat, and students returned about 9:30 a.m. after state police and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department K-9 units completed a sweep of the building and found nothing.

Theresa teen accused of drug possession, theft
A Theresa teen was arrested Monday night after state police said he stole from his employer. When he was searched, a hypodermic needle and heroin also were discovered, police said. Tyler J. Shaylor, 19, of Coon Bridge Road, Theresa, allegedly stole approximately $30 from the Nice N Easy at 21306 Route 12F in Watertown. He was arrested at 6:06 p.m. at the store and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and petit larceny. He was issued an appearance ticket for Watertown Town Court.

River groups urge...
From B1 options. “It’s time to get away from Band-Aid approaches and toward a long-term, comprehensive and permanent solution,” said Robert Hirschfeld, a water policy specialist at the Prairie Rivers Network. D. Lee Willbanks, executive director of Save the River, based in Clayton, said Tuesday afternoon that there were multiple long-term benefits to the physical barrier strategy. “We see it time and time again,” he said. “Once an invasive gets into a system, you can’t unwind it; you can’t take it back.” However, the barriers are the most expensive options, with a cost of as much as $18.4 billion, and could take about 25 years to develop, since it would require an extensive reworking of Chicago’s flood-control and sewage treatment systems in addition to building the dams. Multiple industry groups also have complained that such an option would negatively affect their operations. Other methods presented by the Corps would use different methods of technologies and upgrades to the current electric barrier, which faces accusations of limited effectiveness. Another would create a buffer zone with multiple control technologies. The cheapest approach would step up use of existing measures such as netting carp and treating the water with chemicals, at a cost of $68 million a year. On Tuesday afternoon, U.S. Rep. William L. Owens, D-Plattsburgh, said in a statement that he looked forward to “reviewing the findings of the study prepared by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and discussing them with local stakeholders.” “Combating invasive species is important to ensuring the economic and environmental well-being of the region for years to come,” he said. The full Army Corps of Engineers study can be found at invasives-study.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Psychiatric center...
From B1 country to help meet the mental health needs of the region. The announcement by Mr. Cuomo ended months of uncertainty over the future of the center after the state Office of Mental Health proposed closing the facility. Task Force Chairman Charles W. Kelly said, “The task force thought (staying active) was a good idea so we could do the leg work for” the state. Mr. Kelly, speaking at a meeting Tuesday, said the task force will monitor the implementation of the transition to ensure the community’s needs are protected. The task force will continue meeting monthly until it feels its work is done, Mr. Kelly said. Although the task force plans to continue operating, Mr. Kelly also used Tuesday’s meeting to thank everyone involved who helped reverse the decision to close the center. “We could not have accomplished what we did without everyone,” he said. “Everybody had a job to do and everybody did it well.” Mayor William D. Nelson said, “This was like a well-oiled machine,” before commending Mr. Kelly for his work as chairman. Mr. Nelson said he believes the task force made the right move in speaking from the heart and meeting personally with Mr. Cuomo. “I was never so proud in my life,” he said. Virginia E. Davey, local president of the Public Employees Federation, said, “It just brings tears to my eye. What you did was incredible.” Mrs. Davey said she wished everyone could have been with the center’s employees when they found out that their jobs had been saved. “The people there are so grateful.” Jamie Dafoe Weber, who has a child who has used the psychiatric center’s services several times and who organized an online petition to save the center, said she “couldn’t be more proud of being a part of this group.”

December ice storm cost city $31,000

OGDENSBURG — An ice storm that battered Ogdensburg from Dec. 20 to 22 cost the city nearly $31,000 according to the Department of Public Works. According to an estimate compiled Tuesday by Public Works Supervisor Gregg E. Harland and administrative assistant Maureen Manke, the city used 220 tons of salt and 2,000 gallons of diesel fuel clearing roads. In total, the city spent $9,368 on salt, $7,240 on diesel and just over $14,000 on labor. City Manager John M. Pinkerton said the cleanup isn’t really over yet because of

the amount of ice that’s still on the roads and sidewalks. “We’re still working,” he said. In particular, the ice has made clearing sidewalks a difficult task. Mr. Pinkerton said although homeowners are responsible for clearing their own sidewalks, the city has been lenient this time due to the fact that DPW is struggling with the ice as much as anyone else. He said the city’s snow removal equipment can’t cut through the ice as quickly as it would like on the city sidewalks. “We can’t do a lot to chastise people when our equipment can’t even do it,” he said. “We need some thawing before we can get some of it done.”

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January 8, 2014

Anthony sparks Knicks to 89-85 win over Pistons. C5
Scoreboard C2 Local Sports C3 NFL, NHL C4 NBA C5 College Football C6


Saints’ slow start costly in loss to Catamounts
BACK TO ACTION: SLU, playing first game since Dec. 14, falls, 4-2

CANTON — St. Lawrence University’s first men’s hockey game since Dec. 14 was strange on many accounts. The Saints appeared out of sorts in the early going, which could be expected, and they wound up losing, 4-2, to the University of Vermont before a sparse crowd of 851 in a nonconference game at Appleton Arena on Tuesday night. The crowd was impacted by winter weather and students on break. There was no snowfall in Canton, but at game time the wind chill was about minus-11 degrees and some fans in outlying areas opted to skip the game. The Saints dropped their fifth game in a row and never

really looked like their usual selves with the exception of a brief stretch late in the second period. Before Tuesday, the last Saints contest had been a 5-1 loss to the Catamounts in Burlington, Vt., on Dec. 14. Vermont had since played five games. “You try to hope (rest) is a positive and you’ve got a little energy and maybe they are a little tired,” SLU coach Greg Carvel said. “That wasn’t the case. They were a team that was firing on all cylinders and we looked like a team that hadn’t played in a month for the first half of the game. I thought in the second half, we started to play a little better. They got two goals where our defensemen fell over. Just little things like that, it all adds up.”

The Saints (8-10-2) were unfortunate in a few instances Tuesday. Vermont (11-6-3) scored its first goal 9 minutes and 20 seconds into the game when a backhander from Connor Brickley went through some legs and hit a St. Lawrence player and deflected into the net past Saints goalie Kyle MacDonald, making his first start. “It was kind of a soft backhand that I think went off somebody’s leg and redirected,” Carvel said. Vermont tried to make it 2-0 in the first when Brady Shaw got a breakaway opportunity at 13:54. But MacDonald kept composed and used his leg pad to block the shot. See VERMONT C4

St. Lawrence University’s Patrick Raley knocks down Vermont’s Pete Massar on Tuesday.

Vonn a no-go to Sochi Games

Ennis sparks SU to victory
ACC ROAD OPENER: Dynamic freshman

guard ignites Orange past Hokies, 72-52

star just could not fully recover from injury

Less than two weeks after reconstructive right knee surgery in February 2013, Lindsey Vonn already was sounding a positive note, saying she was “really looking forward to Sochi” and defending her Olympic downhill gold medal. Along the way to the next Winter Games, though, Vonn began facing more setbacks. As she’d move past one, another would surface. In the end, it was too much, even for Vonn, the most accomplished U.S. ski racer in history. ExVonn pected to be one of the biggest stars at the upcoming Games, Vonn announced Tuesday — exactly one month before the opening ceremony — she won’t be able to race in Russia. In a Facebook posting, Vonn said she is “devastated” to miss the Olympics, “but the reality has sunk in that my knee is just too unstable to compete at this level.” Her personal publicist, Lewis Kay, said in a statement the 29-year-old from Vail, Colo., will have knee surgery again “shortly.” Like many in her risk-filled sport, Vonn has dealt with injuries often, particularly at major events. She withdrew midway through the 2011 world championships because of a concussion. She raced with a severely bruised shin at the last Olympics. She skipped a race at the 2009 worlds after slicing her thumb open on a champagne bottle. She hurt her knee in training and missed a pair of races at the 2007 worlds. She took a scary fall during training at the 2006 Olympics, then left the hospital to compete. “She’s come back,” Vonn’s father, Alan Kildow, said. Vonn left the 2010 Vancouver Games with two medals: the first Olympic downhill gold for an American woman, and a bronze in the super-G. She is also a fourtime overall World Cup champion, by far the most recognized name in Alpine skiing.

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Tyler Ennis was standing at the top of the key when he suddenly found himself wide open, and as the small but suddenly energized crowd at Cassell Coliseum looked on, he swished a 3-pointer, one of his three in the game. Ennis’s shot set off of a 160 run that silenced the crowd and helped No. 2 Syracuse to a 72-52 victory over Virginia Tech on Tuesday night.

“We got a little bit of a lead and we wanted to extend it as much as possible, keep making stops,” Ennis said after scoring 13 points for the Orange, whose lead ballooned to 60-40 before a putback dunk by the Hokies with 6:16 to play. C.J. Fair led Syracuse (15-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) with 17 points, 12 after halftime. “Once he hit that shot, I See ORANGE C3

Spartans go OT for Big Ten win


Syracuse’s Jerami Grant goes up for a basket in front of Virginia Tech’s Marshall Wood on Tuesday.

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Keith Appling made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 29 seconds left and finished with 20 points, seven assists and six rebounds to help No. 5 Michigan State beat No. 3 Ohio State 72-68 in overtime Tuesday night after blowing a 17-point lead in the second half. The Spartans (14-1, 3-0 Big Ten) led 55-38 and the Buckeyes (15-1, 2-1) forced overtime with a 20-3 run to close regulation.

Ohio State entered the day as one of six unbeaten teams in Division I. Aaron Craft’s three-point play with 2:02 left in the second half and his layup, after throwing an inbounds pass off Adreian Payne’s backside, with a minute left pulled Ohio State within one. Payne made one of two free throws on the ensuing possession, allowing Amir Williams’ putback dunk with 19 seconds left to tie the game and send it to overtime.

Hall of Fame results Florida State turns the page will be announced

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS: Seminoles now focused on sustaining success
success for granted,” he said. A quick glance at the roster shows why Florida State (14-0) will enter 2014 as the Fisher favorite. The Seminoles return Heisman quarterback Jameis Winston for his sophomore season and lose just three senior offensive starters. Florida State must replace four senior defensive starters and Fisher said he thinks there are up to three underclassmen who have decisions to make about a possible move to the NFL. “The future is bright,” freshman cornerback Jalen Ramsey said. “We know what it takes now. We know how it feels. We don’t be disappointed next year from not being here. “We want to make this thing a dynasty. Florida State is back to where it should always be.” That senior class was Fisher’s first as head coach and was the cornerstone of the new foundation. The 2011 class, however, was widely considered the No. 1 recruiting class in the country and one of the best in school history. Then there’s the 2012 class that includes Winston, another handful of starters and more young talent that had to wait their turn. This was not an old team that will need to replace starters all over the field. “I don’t care how talented you are,” Fisher maintained. “This team has to go back, get its own identity, get its own See SEMINOLES C6

Last year, the check mark was a scarce symbol next to the names of players eligible for first-time induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The voters delivered a veritable referendum on the sport’s so-called steroid era by failing to elect a single player. T h o s e highly suspected, casuMaddux ally linked or not even mentioned shared the same fate: Wait till next year or beyond to receive votes on the required 75 percent of the ballots from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. A year later, the results are in and will be announced today.

There are no performanceenhancing suspicions facing this year’s top first-timers — pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine and slugger Frank Thomas — so they already may have started to draft their induction speeches. Perhaps the results will change for Mike Piazza, named to the Mets’ Hall of Fame last September, Glavine who received 57.8 percent in his first year of eligibility. Or the Astros’ Craig Biggio, from Kings Park, and who fell 39 votes shy with 68.2 percent. “No one knows what the See MADDUX C5

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher says winning the national championship was the culmination of a four-year process that began when he replaced Bobby Bowden as the head of the program in 2010. The next challenge is to sustain that success. Fisher now finds himself in Bowden’s old shoes where titles will be expected from a passionate fan base. Florida State beat Auburn 34-31 Monday night to win its first crown since 1999. “You’ve got to go back to ground zero and you can’t worry about expectations,” Fisher said Tuesday. “That’s the thing, once expectations get so high, is to not let complacency set in.” “It’s human nature, you take winning for granted. You take

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College basketball
Tuesday’s men’s scores
EAST Baruch 69, Brooklyn 61 Boston Univ. 55, Navy 32 Brown 72, New Hampshire 68 Castleton St. 92, Colby-Sawyer 67 Dominican (NY) 98, Daemen 90, OT Gordon 76, W. New England 64 Hartford 68, Dartmouth 56 SUNYIT 95, Utica 77 Saint Louis 59, Rhode Island 58 York (NY) 94, CCNY 72 SOUTH Alabama 68, Vanderbilt 63 Coll. of Charleston 75, James Madison 61 Duke 79, Georgia Tech 57 Middle Tennessee 74, Tennessee St. 66 NC Central 74, Hampton 61 Syracuse 72, Virginia Tech 52 Tennessee 68, LSU 50 MIDWEST Creighton 81, DePaul 62 Green Bay 98, Chicago St. 62 Iowa St. 87, Baylor 72 Michigan St. 72, Ohio St. 68, OT NC State 77, Notre Dame 70 Youngstown St. 75, Ill.-Chicago 62 SOUTHWEST Cincinnati 61, Houston 60 Kansas St. 65, TCU 47

Pro hockey
National Hockey League
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 42 28 12 2 58 124 89 Tampa Bay 43 26 13 4 56 123 102 Montreal 44 25 14 5 55 114 103 Detroit 43 19 14 10 48 114 121 Toronto 44 21 18 5 47 122 132 Ottawa 44 19 18 7 45 126 141 Florida 43 16 21 6 38 102 136 Buffalo 42 12 26 4 28 74 118 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 44 31 12 1 63 142 103 Philadelphia 43 22 17 4 48 114 118 Washington 42 20 16 6 46 128 128 Carolina 43 18 16 9 45 105 124 N.Y. Rangers 44 21 20 3 45 108 119 New Jersey 44 17 18 9 43 103 113 Columbus 43 19 20 4 42 117 126 N.Y. Islanders 45 16 22 7 39 124 149 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 45 29 7 9 67 167 124 St. Louis 42 30 7 5 65 155 97 Colorado 42 26 12 4 56 123 108 Minnesota 44 22 17 5 49 106 113 Dallas 42 20 15 7 47 123 131 Nashville 44 19 19 6 44 105 131 Winnipeg 46 19 22 5 43 125 139 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 44 31 8 5 67 146 111 San Jose 44 27 11 6 60 144 114 Los Angeles 43 26 13 4 56 113 89 Vancouver 44 23 13 8 54 117 108 Phoenix 42 21 12 9 51 129 127 Calgary 43 15 22 6 36 100 137 Edmonton 46 14 27 5 33 119 161 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Monday’s games Columbus 4, N.Y. Rangers 3, SO N.Y. Islanders 7, Dallas 3 Montreal 2, Florida 1 Calgary 4, Colorado 3 Tuesday’s games N.Y. Islanders 5, Toronto 3 Philadelphia 3, New Jersey 2, OT Nashville 3, San Jose 2 Tampa Bay 4, Winnipeg 2 Phoenix 6, Calgary 0 St. Louis 5, Edmonton 2 Carolina at Buffalo, ppd., inclement weather Pittsburgh at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Boston at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Minnesota at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Today’s games Montreal at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Chicago, 8 p.m. Ottawa at Colorado, 9:30 p.m. Thursday’s games Florida at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Dallas at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Toronto at Carolina, 7 p.m. Washington at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Anaheim at Nashville, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Calgary, 9 p.m. Minnesota at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Boston at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Detroit at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

Live, same day, delayed TV sports coverage for today (schedule subject to change and/or blackouts): SPORT EVENT TIME 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 8 p.m. 9 p.m. 9 p.m. 9 p.m. 9 p.m. 9 p.m. 11 p.m. 11 p.m. 7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 8 p.m. CHANNEL ESPN2 FS1 MSGP SNY CBSSN ESPNU BTN TW 324 MSG ESPN2 ESPNU CBSSN BTN PTN ESPNU BTN ESPN YES ESPN TW 19/323 NBCSN COLLEGE BASKETBALL Men: Kansas at Oklahoma Men: Georgetown at Providence Men: Wake Forest at Virginia Men: St. Joseph’s (Pa.) at Massachusetts Men: Villanova at Seton Hall Men: Harvard at Connecticut Men: Minnesota at Penn State Men: Ohio at Kent State Men: Mississippi State at Kentucky Men: Miami (Fla.) at North Carolina Men: Texas at Oklahoma State Men: Nevada at UNLV Men: Illinois at Wisconsin Men: Colorado at Washington State` Men: Boise State at San Diego State Men: Utah at Washington PRO BASKETBALL PRO HOCKEY NBA: Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs NBA: Golden State Warriors at Brooklyn Nets NBA: Phoenix Suns at Minnesota Timberwolves AHL: Binghamton Senators at Rochester Americans NHL: New York Rangers at Chicago Blackhawks


Ennist a repeat pick on All-State Class D First Team
Sandy Creek junior Matt Ennist has been chosen for the All-State Class D first team for the second consecutive season by the New York State Sportswriters’ Association. The 6-foot-4, 325-pound offensive lineman helped the Comets to the Section 3 championship game this past season as a two-way standout. Ennis’ teammate, senior linebacker Jake Benedict, also made the Class D first team. Tupper Lake defensive back Mitch Keniston is on the second team. In Class C, General Brown junior running back Zech Pitre, General Brown senior center Rob Pickeral and Immaculate Heart Central wide receiver Nick Koelmel earned second-team offensive honors. IHC senior defensive end Cody St. Onge was a second-team pick on defense, as was Potsdam senior defensive back Will Coleman. Cole Carpenter, IHC’s junior quarterback, was a third-team offensive seEnnist lection as was Potsdam senior running back O’den Robertson. Kevin Goolden, an Ogdensburg Free Academy senior defensive lineman and teammate Josh Leibstein, a senior defensive back, made the third team defense in Class C. Thousand Islands sophomore running back Tavis Anderson and IHC senior linebacker Austyn Frechette were honorable mention picks in Class C. South Jefferson junior running back Dylan Beckstead is on the honorable mention list in Class B. The Class AA and A all-state teams will be announced next week.

Men’s Top 25

Syracuse 72, Virginia Tech 52
SYRACUSE (15-0) Ennis 5-8 0-0 13, Cooney 4-10 0-0 11, Christmas 1-1 0-0 2, Grant 4-12 4-7 12, Fair 8-17 1-2 17, Gbinije 3-5 0-0 8, Johnson 0-1 0-0 0, Keita 1-1 0-0 2, Roberson 1-2 2-4 4, Coleman 0-1 0-0 0, Patterson 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 28-60 7-13 72. VIRGINIA TECH (8-6) Van Zegeren 3-7 0-3 6, Wilson 0-3 3-4 3, Thompson 1-2 2-2 4, Eddie 2-9 0-0 6, Emelogu 3-9 1-3 9, Smith 3-9 0-0 9, Raines 1-2 1-2 3, Johnston 0-1 0-0 0, Wood 0-1 0-0 0, Barksdale 5-6 2-3 12. Totals 18-49 9-17 52. Halftime—Syracuse 35-29. 3-Point Goals—Syracuse 9-22 (Ennis 3-6, Cooney 3-8, Gbinije 2-3, Patterson 1-2, Johnson 0-1, Fair 0-2), Virginia Tech 7-24 (Smith 3-9, Eddie 2-5, Emelogu 2-8, Wilson 0-1, Johnston 0-1). Fouled Out— None. Rebounds—Syracuse 41 (Grant 10), Virginia Tech 25 (Van Zegeren 5). Assists—Syracuse 11 (Ennis 7), Virginia Tech 10 (Eddie 3). Total Fouls— Syracuse 17, Virginia Tech 15. A—4,367.

Pro football
NFL playoffs
Wild-card Round Saturday, Jan. 4 Indianapolis 45, Kansas City 44 New Orleans 26, Philadelphia 24 Sunday, Jan. 5 San Diego 27, Cincinnati 10 San Francisco 23, Green Bay 20 Divisional Round Saturday’s games New Orleans at Seattle, 4:35 p.m. (FOX) Indianpolis at New England, 8:15 p.m. (CBS) Sunday’s games San Francisco at Carolina, 1:05 p.m. (FOX) San Diego at Denver, 4:40 p.m. (CBS) Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 19 AFC, 3 p.m. (CBS) NFC, 6:30 p.m. (FOX) Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2 At East Rutherford, N.J. AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 6:30 p.m. (FOX)

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College men’s basketball
Skidmore 70, Clarkson 66 Skidmore: Medunjanin 5-4 17, Brooks 6-0 15, Merrill 6-2 15, Kovacevic 5-2 12, Sanders 3-1 7, Howard 1-0 2, Moore 1-0 2. Totals: 27-9 70. Clarkson: Coleman 11-0- 24, Charlton 4-0 11, Abongo 3-3 9, McAllister 2-1 5, Hodownes 4-0 11, Collette 1-0 2. Totals: 27-4 66. 3-point goals: Skidmore 7 (Medunjanin 3, Brooks 3, Merrill); Clarkson 8 (Coleman 2, Charlton 3, Hodownes 3). Halftime: Skidmore 28, Clarkson 22. Records: Skidmore (7-3, 1-0); Clarkson (6-4, 1-1). SUNY Potsdam 68, Manhattanville 65 Manhattanville: Bramswig 9-3 22, Maestre 5-2 14, Camacho 3-3 9, Winter 3-1 7, Flynn 3-0 6, Emanuilidis 2-1 5, Quigley 1-0 2. Totals 26-10 65. SUNY Potsdam : Adams 4-6 14, Duquette 5-2 12, Blagrove 4-2 10, Hendricks 3-2 8, Estramonte 2-2 8, Graf 4-0 11, Peterson 2-0 5. Totals: 24-14 68. 3-point goals: Manhattanville 3 (Bramswig, Maestre 2); SUNY Potsdam 6 (Estramonte 2, Graf 3, Peterson). Records: Manhattanville (5-7), SUNY Potsdam (2-7). P-Hopkinton 10 13 9 9 — 41 C-Pierrepont 14 12 12 12 — 50 3-point goals: PH 2 (Wells, Snyder); CP 6 (Farrah 5, Knight). Records: Parishville-Hopkinton (2-7, 1-4); Colton-Pierrepont (2-6, 2-4).

High school girls basketball
NORTHERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE OFA 63, Potsdam 37 OFA: T. Perry 1-0 2, Badlam 2-0 4, Luckie 8-4 24, Bresett 1-0 2, Ahrens 1-0 2, Guimond 1-0 2, Sherwin 1-0 2, Morrow 3-0 6, Dodge 7-3 17,P. Perry 1-0 2. Totals: 26-7-63 Potsdam: DiTullio 2-0 6, Phillips 2-1 5, Sapp 2-0 4, Vivlamore 5-3 13, Beamer 2-0 4, Garfield 1-0 3, Yavetta 1-0 2. Totals: 14-1 37. OFA 12 17 18 16 — 63 Potsdam 10 11 7 9 — 37 3-point goals: OFA 4 (Luckie 4), Potsdam 2 (DiTullio 2). Records: OFA (5-3, 4-1); Potsdam (1-8 0-6). St. Lawrence 60, Salmon River 42 SR: Mitchell 5-2 13, Jacobs 3-0 6, Francis 4-4 12, Martin 1-2 4, Brooks 3-1 7, Bran 0-1 1. Totals: 16-9 42. SLC: Thayer 10-4 24, Greer 1-0 2, Evans 1-1 3, Savage 5-0 11, Kesner 1-0 2, Gauthier 6-0 12, Agans 2-2 6. Totals: 26-7 60. Salmon River 12 3 11 16 — 42 St. Lawrence 9 15 22 14 — 60 3-point goals: SR 1 (Mitchell); SLC 1 (Savage). Records: Salmon River (2-3); St. Lawrence (5-4, 4-3). Malone 51, Massena 29 Malone: Poirier 2-2-6; O’Connor 4-19; Lamica 5-4-14; McDonald 5-2-12; Heden 1-2-4; Marshall 3-0-6. Totals: 20-11-51. Massena: Curran 0-3-3, Jones 1-0-2; McKeel 2-1-7; Kelley 1-3-5; S. Villnave 4-0-8; Rhode 1-2-4. Totals: 9-9-29. Records: Malone (7-0, 5-0); Massena (3-5, 2-3). Hammond 57, Lisbon 31 Hammond: Horton 4-0 8, Frisina 3-0 6, Bova 6-0 12, Whalen 2-2 6, Ogden 1-0 2, Crosby 2-1 5, Bush 5-2 12, Bowman 2-1 6, Totals 25-6 57. Lisbon: J. Sovie 3-0 6, B. Crowley 2-3 7, Amo 3-0 6, Vine 4-0 10, Sovie 1-0 2, Totals 13-3 31. Hammond 16 14 16 11 — 57 Lisbon 5 11 6 9 — 31 3-points goals: Hammond 3 (Bova 2, Bowman); Lisbon 2 (Vine 2) Records: Hammond (4-2, 3-1), Lisbon (4-5, 1-3). Parishville-Hopkinton 43, Colton-Pierrepont 38 PH: White 4-0 10, Putnam 4-2 11, Collins 9-0 18, Perkins 2-0 4, Coventry, Totals 19-2 43. CP: Doyle 5-6 17, Aldous 1-2 4, Marsh 5-1 11, Whalen 1-0 2, Gilbert 1-0 2, Vaccaro 1-0 2, Totals 14-9 38. P-Hopkinton 10 12 8 13 — 43 C-Pierrepont 8 10 11 9 — 38 3-point goals: P-H 3 (White 2, Putnam); C-P 1 (Doyle) Records: Parishville-Hopkinton (2-2, 2-2); Colton-Pierrepont (2-8, 2-4). Madrid-Waddington 56, Norwood-Norfolk 5 MW: Field 3-1 7, Knight 2-3 9, O. Parmeter 4-0 9, Pryce 4-0 8, Marcellus 1-1 3, Young 1-0 2, King 6-0 12, Dugan 3-0 6, Totals 24-5 56. NN: Hunckins 2-0 4, Seguin 0-1 1, Wellings, Langtry, Mason, Totals 2-1 5. 3-point goals: MW 3 (Knight 2, O. Parmeter). Records: Madrid-Waddington (5-1, 4-0), Norwood-Norfolk (0-5, 0-4). Chateaugay 41, Tupper Lake 10 Chateaugay: Charland 5-0 12, Young 2-1 5, H. Cook 1-0 2, B. Cooke 1-0 2, Beach 5-2 14, Miller 2-0 4, Barnes 1-0 2, Totals 17-3 41. TL: Maroun 1-0 2, Calder 2-0 4, K. Zurek 2-04, Lutten, L. Zurek. Totals 5-0 10. Chateaugay 7 10 12 12 — 41 Tupper Lake 2 4 4 0 — 10 3-point goals: Chateaugay 4 (Beach 2, Charland 2). Records: Chateaugay (5-1, 4-0), Tupper Lake (1-6, 1-4)

Michigan St. 72, Ohio St.68 (OT)
OHIO ST. (15-1) Ross 1-7 2-3 5, A. Williams 3-3 2-4 8, Scott 4-8 0-0 9, Craft 3-8 3-3 9, Smith Jr. 3-11 1-1 7, Loving 2-8 5-6 10, Thompson 7-10 3-5 18, Della Valle 0-1 0-0 0, McDonald 1-2 0-2 2. Totals 24-58 16-24 68. MICHIGAN ST. (14-1) Costello 0-1 0-0 0, Dawson 2-4 0-0 4, Appling 6-11 6-8 20, Harris 5-10 1-2 13, Valentine 2-9 0-0 6, Gauna 0-0 0-0 0, Ellis III 1-3 0-0 2, Payne 7-14 2-4 18, Kaminski 3-4 0-0 9, Schilling 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 26-57 9-14 72. Halftime—Michigan St. 28-21. End Of Regulation—Tied 58. 3-Point Goals—Ohio St. 4-18 (Scott 1-2, Ross 1-2, Thompson 1-3, Loving 1-5, Della Valle 0-1, Craft 0-2, Smith Jr. 0-3), Michigan St. 11-19 (Kaminski 3-4, Appling 2-3, Payne 2-3, Harris 2-3, Valentine 2-6). Fouled Out—Valentine. Rebounds— Ohio St. 42 (A. Williams 11), Michigan St. 28 (Appling, Payne, Valentine 6). Assists—Ohio St. 14 (Craft 6), Michigan St. 16 (Appling 7). Total Fouls—Ohio St. 16, Michigan St. 18. A—14,797.


Schumacher’s wife: Leave us and hospital alone
GRENOBLE, France — Michael Schumacher’s wife says the racing legend’s family wants to be left in peace as doctors treat him after a brutal ski crash. Corinna Schumacher spoke out Tuesday for the first time since her husband’s Dec. 29 accident in the French Alps. In a statement, she said: “It’s very important to me that you ease the burden on the doctors and the hospital so that they can do their work in peace.” She asked the international media who have gathered at the hospital in Grenoble to leave. “Please also leave our family alone.” The 45-year-old Schumacher has been in a medically induced coma since last week, after he hit his head on a rock skiing at the Meribel resort. Schumacher, who retired from Formula One in 2012, is the most successful F1 driver in history.

Islanders 5, Maple Leafs 3
N.Y. Islanders 1 1 3 — 5 Toronto 1 1 1 — 3 First Period—1, Toronto, Bozak 6 (Ranger, van Riemsdyk), 5:05. 2, N.Y. Islanders, Okposo 17 (Tavares, Hamonic), 19:16. Second Period—3, N.Y. Islanders, Grabner 6, 3:06. 4, Toronto, Raymond 12 (Gardiner, Kadri), 8:25 (pp). Third Period—5, N.Y. Islanders, Nielsen 16 (Vanek, Tavares), 3:41 (pp). 6, N.Y. Islanders, de Haan 1 (Hamonic, Tavares), 6:01. 7, Toronto, Lupul 13 (Kadri), 16:55. 8, N.Y. Islanders, Clutterbuck 6 (Grabner), 19:51 (en). Shots on Goal—N.Y. Islanders 11-86—25. Toronto 14-8-4—26. Goalies—N.Y. Islanders, Poulin. Toronto, Bernier. A—19,164 (18,819). T—2:33.

2014 NFL Draft early entries
Davante Adams, WR, Fresno St. Dion Bailey, S, Southern Cal Russell Bodine, OL, North Carolina Blake Bortles, QB, UCF Chris Boyd, WR, Vanderbilt Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgers Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State Scott Crichton, DE, Oregon State Alvin Dupree, DE, Kentucky Dominique Easley, DT, Florida Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina Bruce Ellington, WR, South Carolina Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M Khairi Fortt, LB, California Kameron Jackson, CB, California Storm Johnson, RB, UCF Marqise Lee, WR, Southern Cal Marcus Martin, C, Southern Cal Terrance Mitchell, CB, Oregon Donte Moncrief, WR, Mississippi Jake Murphy, TE, Utah Louis Nix III, NG, Notre Dame Ronald Powell, LB, Florida Loucheiz Purifoy, CB, Florida Darrin Reaves, RB, UAB Antonio Richardson, OT, Tennessee Paul Richardson, WR, Colorado Marcus Roberson, CB, Florida Richard Rodgers, TE, California Bishop Sankey, RB, Washington Lache Seastrunk, RB, Baylor Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State Brett Smith, QB, Wyoming De’Anthony Thomas, RB, Oregon Stephon Tuitt, DE, Notre Dame George Uko, DL, Southern Cal Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson

College women’s basketball
Clarkson 49, Skidmore 43 (OT) Skidmore: Wartts 4-6 14, Botiba 5-1 11, Vilunaite 1-2 4, Davis 2-0 4, McLaughlin 1-0 3, Holgate 1-2 4, Keller 1-0 3. Totals: 15-11 43, Clarkson: Manfredi 4-0 12, Butkovsky 3-0 6, Grobe 2-0 4, Esposito 1-0 2, Loggins 3-3 10, Curtis 4-1 10, Marsal 2-1 5. Totals: 19-5 49. 3-point goals: Skidmore 2 (McLaughlin, Keller); Clarkson 6 (Manfredi 4, Loggins, Curtis). Halftime: Clarkson 16, Skidmore 15. Regulation: Clarkson 40, Skidmore 40. Records: Skidmore (5-5, 0-1); Clarkson (6-3, 1-0).

Iowa St. 87, Baylor 72
BAYLOR (12-2) O’Neale 2-5 0-0 5, Chery 3-14 0-0 8, Franklin 5-11 1-1 15, Austin 5-8 0-0 10, Jefferson 3-7 1-2 7, Gathers 1-3 1-2 3, Heslip 5-10 1-3 15, Wainright 0-0 0-0 0, Prince 4-8 1-2 9. Totals 28-66 5-10 72. IOWA ST. (14-0) Ejim 8-14 0-2 18, Thomas 1-3 0-0 3, Hogue 3-4 2-2 8, Niang 4-10 1-1 9, Kane 1118 6-9 30, Dorsey-Walker 0-0 0-0 0, Morris 5-8 0-0 13, Long 2-5 0-0 6, Gibson 0-0 0-1 0, Edozie 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 34-62 9-15 87. Halftime—Iowa St. 40-38. 3-Point Goals—Baylor 11-25 (Heslip 4-6, Franklin 4-8, Chery 2-6, O’Neale 1-2, Austin 0-1, Prince 0-1, Jefferson 0-1), Iowa St. 10-25 (Morris 3-4, Kane 2-4, Ejim 2-5, Long 2-5, Thomas 1-3, Hogue 0-1, Niang 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Baylor 40 (Austin 12), Iowa St. 31 (Hogue 10). Assists—Baylor 13 (Chery 5), Iowa St. 23 (Kane 9). Total Fouls—Baylor 17, Iowa St. 13. Technical—Ejim. A—14,383.

Flyers 3, Devils 2 (OT)
Philadelphia 0 0 2 1 — 3 New Jersey 1 0 1 0 — 2 First Period—1, New Jersey, Henrique 10 (Jagr, Clowe), :57. Second Period—None. Third Period—2, Philadelphia, Giroux 13 (Timonen, Voracek), 5:18 (pp). 3, Philadelphia, Hartnell 10 (B.Schenn, Grossmann), 9:49. 4, New Jersey, Ryder 14 (Zidlicky, Greene), 19:30 (sh). Overtime—5, Philadelphia, B.Schenn 11 (Grossmann, Simmonds), 1:50. Shots on Goal—Philadelphia 6-10-111—28. New Jersey 14-8-11-0—33. Goalies—Philadelphia, Emery. New Jersey, Brodeur. A—14,521 (17,625). T—2:29.

College men’s hockey

Vermont 4, St. Lawrence 2
Vermont 1 2 1 — 4 St. Lawrence 0 2 0 — 2 First period: 1, UV, Brickley 2 (Bruneteau, Luukko), 9:20. Second period: 2, UV, Markison 3 (Paliotta, McCarthy), 6:32 (pp); 3, UV, Luukko 2 (Forgione), 12:39 (gw); 4, SLU, Ward 5 (Smolcynski, Sweetman), 17:17 (pp); 5, SLU, Carey 14 (Carey, Sweetman), 19:02. Third period: 6, UV, Turk 2 (Forgione, Paliotta), 1:30. Shots on goal: UV 18-8-8—34; SLU 3-8-13—24. Power-play opportunities: UV 1 of 4; SLU 1 of 3. Goalies: UV, Hoffman 5-2-1 (24 shots-22 saves); SLU, MacDonald 0-20 (34-30). A: 851. Records: UV (11-6-3); SLU (8-10-2).

Nani Roma wins third stage, takes overall lead
SAN JUAN, Argentina — Nani Roma of Spain won Tuesday’s third stage of the Dakar Rally, which also pulled him into the overall lead in the car division. Roma, driving a Mini, finished 1:07 ahead of Krzysztof Holowczyc of Poland and 3:19 in front of Leeroy Poulter of South Africa. Roma leads the overall car standings by 9:06 over Orlando Terranova of Argentina and is 10 minutes ahead of Nasser Al-Attiyah of Qatar.

Duke 79, Georgia Tech 57
GEORGIA TECH (9-6) Morris 2-3 0-2 5, Holsey 1-3 0-0 2, Miller 7-11 0-1 14, Georges-Hunt 8-12 0-1 18, Golden 4-11 0-0 8, Poole, Jr. 0-2 0-2 0, Poole 0-2 0-0 0, Bolden 2-4 0-0 5, Stephens 2-5 0-0 5, Heyward 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-53 0-6 57. DUKE (12-3) Parker 4-12 4-4 12, Hood 8-12 6-6 27, Jefferson 2-3 2-3 6, Cook 4-10 4-4 13, Sulaimon 4-7 1-2 11, Thornton 0-0 0-0 0, Jones 0-0 0-0 0, Hairston 0-0 0-0 0, Dawkins 2-7 5-6 10, Plumlee 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-51 22-25 79. Halftime—Duke 34-33. 3-Point Goals—Georgia Tech 5-16 (GeorgesHunt 2-4, Bolden 1-1, Morris 1-1, Stephens 1-4, Golden 0-2, Poole, Jr. 0-2, Poole 0-2), Duke 9-20 (Hood 5-7, Sulaimon 2-2, Cook 1-4, Dawkins 1-5, Parker 0-2). Rebounds—Georgia Tech 25 (Miller 8), Duke 33 (Jefferson 10). Assists— Georgia Tech 11 (Golden 4), Duke 12 (Cook 5). Total Fouls—Georgia Tech 17, Duke 14. A—9,314.

Lightning 4, Jets 2
Tampa Bay 1 1 2 — 4 Winnipeg 1 1 0 — 2 First Period—1, Tampa Bay, Filppula 17 (Purcell, Killorn), 1:20. 2, Winnipeg, Jokinen 11 (Scheifele, Byfuglien), 16:43 (pp). Second Period—3, Winnipeg, Byfuglien 10 (Wheeler, Pavelec), 4:45 (pp). 4, Tampa Bay, Palat 8 (Kucherov, Killorn), 15:37. Third Period—5, Tampa Bay, St. Louis 18 (Hedman, Purcell), 8:39 (pp). 6, Tampa Bay, St. Louis 19 (Carle), 19:33 (en). Shots on Goal—Tampa Bay 5-12-16— 33. Winnipeg 2-7-5—14. Goalies—Tampa Bay, Lindback. Winnipeg, Pavelec. A—15,004 (15,004). T—3:05.

PGA Tour
SONY OPEN Site: Honolulu. Schedule: Thursday-Sunday. Course: Waialae Country Club (7,044 yards, par 70). Purse: $5.6 million. Winner’s share: $1,008,000. Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 7-10:30 p.m., 11 p.m.-2:30 a.m.; FridaySaturday, 3-6:30 a.m., 3-6:30 p.m., 7-10:30 p.m., 11 p.m.-2:30 a.m.; Sunday, 3-6:30 a.m., 3-6:30 p.m., 7-10 p.m., 11 p.m.-2:30 a.m.; Monday, 3-6 a.m.). Last year: Russell Henley became the first player in 10 years to win in his debut as a PGA Tour rookie. He broke the tournament record at 24-under 256, the second-lowest score for a 72-hole event in PGA Tour history. Last event: Zach Johnson won the Tournament of Champions at Kapalua for his second straight victory and third in his last six starts. Jordan Spieth was second, a stroke back. Johnson closed last year with a playoff victory over Tiger Woods in the World Challenge. Notes: Masters champion Adam Scott is in the field along with Johnson, Spieth, Henley, PGA winner Jason Dufner and Matt Kuchar. ... Guan Tianlang, the 15-year-old Chinese amateur who made the cut last year in the Masters, received a sponsor exemption. ... The Humana Challenge is next week in La Quinta, Calif., followed by the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego and the Phoenix Open. Woods will open the year with his title defense at Torrey Pines. PGA Tour site: http://www.pgatour. com


Radwanska upset by Mattek-Sands at Sydney
SYDNEY — Top seed and defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland was defeated by American qualifier Bethanie Mattek-Sands 7-5, 6-3 in the second round of the Sydney International, a key warm-up tournament for the Australian Open. Mattek-Sands, who is back on tour after a four-month layoff because of a right knee injury, lost in the first round in Brisbane last week and had to win three matches just to qualify for the main draw in Sydney. Mattek-Sands advanced to play fellow American Madison Keys, who defeated Croatian wild-card entry Ajla Tomljanovic 6-0, 3-6, 7-6 (3). Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki was also on the receiving end of an upset, falling to Lucie Safarova 6-4, 7-6 (7). Wozniacki, recently engaged to golfer Rory McIlroy, was up three points in the second-set tiebreaker before allowing Safarova to clinch the match.

College women’s hockey
Castleton 3, SUNY Potsdam 1 SUNY Potsdam 1 0 0 — 1 Castleton 1 2 0 — 3 First period: 1, P, Crawford 4 (Peterson, Fayerman), 9:47. 2, C, Jensen 10 (Raber, Kilroy), 12:58. Second period: 3, C, Daniels 4 (Kilroy), 10:02. 4, C, Daniels 5 (Jensen), 19:11. Shots on goal: SUNY Potsdam 6-59—20. Castleton 15-17-12—44. Power-play Opportunities: SUNY Potsdam 0 of 6. Castleton 0 of 7. Goalies: Potsdam, Tardelli 1-2-0 (44 shots-41 saves); Castleton, Stephens 6-3-0 (20-19). Records: SUNY Potsdam (6-5-2); Castleton (7-5-0).

Predators 3, Sharks 2
San Jose 0 1 1 — 2 Nashville 0 3 0 — 3 First Period—None. Second Period—1, Nashville, Legwand 7 (Smith, Weber), 3:35. 2, San Jose, Pavelski 19 (Boyle, Demers), 6:49 (pp). 3, Nashville, Ekholm 1 (Legwand), 7:16. 4, Nashville, Josi 4 (Weber, Wilson), 11:30. Third Period—5, San Jose, Marleau 20 (Nieto, Demers), 18:38. Shots on Goal—San Jose 7-10-11—28. Nashville 10-13-5—28. Goalies—San Jose, Niemi. Nashville, Mazanec. A—15,016 (17,113). T—2:26.

Kansas St. 65, TCU 47
KANSAS ST. (12-3) Iwundu 2-5 0-0 4, Gipson 7-10 5-6 19, Southwell 1-3 4-4 7, Foster 4-8 4-5 16, Spradling 1-2 1-2 4, Thomas 2-4 0-2 5, Williams 0-1 0-0 0, Lawrence 2-3 0-0 4, N. Johnson 1-3 2-2 4, Schultz 0-0 0-0 0, Rohleder 0-0 0-0 0, D. Johnson 1-1 0-2 2. Totals 21-40 16-23 65. TCU (9-5) Fields 5-11 3-6 14, Parrish 3-12 2-4 8, Shepherd 2-4 0-0 4, Anderson 3-7 6-8 12, Ray 3-7 0-0 6, Hill Jr. 1-5 0-1 3, Williams 0-3 0-0 0, Gore 0-0 0-0 0, Montigel 0-0 0-0 0, Price 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 17-49 11-19 47. Halftime—Kansas St. 31-21. 3-Point Goals—Kansas St. 7-15 (Foster 4-6, Thomas 1-1, Spradling 1-2, Southwell 1-3, Lawrence 0-1, N. Johnson 0-2), TCU 2-16 (Fields 1-3, Hill Jr. 1-3, Williams 0-2, Ray 0-3, Parrish 0-5). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Kansas St. 37 (Gipson 8), TCU 21 (Hill Jr., Shepherd 4). Assists—Kansas St. 16 (Southwell 4), TCU 11 (Shepherd 4). Total Fouls— Kansas St. 21, TCU 17. A—4,280.

High school boys basketball
NORTHERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE OFA 98, Potsdam 39 Potsdam: Vaccaro 4-2 13, Stephenso 1-0 2, Voler 1-0 3, Byrnes 2-0 4, Stone 2-3 7, Proper 1-0 2, VanBommestein 1-5 7, Mattimore 0-1 1. Totals: 36-15 98. OFA: C. Ross 5-1 11, Brady 2-1 5, Moore 2-0 5,Piercey 8-4 23, Rogers 1-2 4, LaRose 11-5 32, Hannan 3-1 9, Manke 2-0 4, Fisher 1-2 4. Totals: 36-15 98. Potsdam 9 4 14 12 — 39 OFA 28 30 24 16 — 98 3-point goals: OFA 11 (LaRose 5, Piercey 3, Hannan 2, Moore), Potsdam 4 (Vaccaro 3, Brian). Records: Potsdam (4-5. 3-3); OFA (9-1, 6-0). Massena 64, Malone 57 Massena:LaBarge 2-2-8; Deshane 2-1-6; Corcoran 1-0-2; D. Viskovich 7-320; Haas 1-4-6; Z. Viskovich 2-2-6; X. Viskavich 4-4-12; Tarbell 2-0-4. Totals: 21-16-64. Malone: Lamay 2-0-5; Mulverhill 3-1-8; Poupore 1-6-8; Paredones 1-1-3; Yando 2-0-4; Johnson 5-1-13; Raymond 0-2-2; LaPage 2-0-4; Gallagher 3-3-10. Totals: 19-14-57. Massena 17 16 15 16 — 64 Malone 6 12 19 20 — 57 3-point goals: Massena 6 (LaBarge 2, Deshane, D. Viskovich 3), Malone 5 (Lamay, Mulverhill, Johnson 2, Gallagher). Records: Massena (8-1, 6-0); Malone (8-2, 4-2). Lisbon 63, Hammond 23 Lisbon: J. Robinson 5-1 11, Putney 6-2 16, Buckley 3-0 6, Duprey 1-0 3, K. Jordan 2-0 5, Gravelin 3-0 6, Kelly 1-0 2, Vine 1-1 4, E. Robinson 3-0 6, Janini 1-0 2, Gleason 1-0 2, Totals 27-4 63. Hammond: Tulley 2-4 8, Cunningham 1-0 2, Frisina 2-0 5, Jewitt 2-0 4, Rogers 2-0 4, Totals 9-4 23. Lisbon 12 18 16 16 — 63 Hammond 7 2 2 12 — 23 3-point goals: Lisbon 5 (Putney 2, Jordan, Vine, Duprey); Hammond 1 (Frisina). Records: Lisbon (6-1, 5-0); Hammond (3-4, 2-3) Chateaugay 64, Tupper Lake 61 Chateaugay: Bowes 6-8 23, Young 2-1 5, Lavoie 2-0 4, Ashline 2-0 6, Matrtin 6-4 20, Jones 2-0 4, Green 0-2 2, Totals 21-15 64. TL: Keniston 7-7 21, Stevens 4-0 8, LaPiere 2-0 5, Delair 2-2 6, Wesby 2-1 6, Gagnier 4-2 11, LaMere 1-0 2, Botola 1-0 2, Totals 23-12 61. Chateagay 12 20 22 10 — 64 Tupper Lake 17 16 18 10 — 61 3-point goals: Chateaugay 7 (Martin 4, Ashline 2, Bowes); TL 3 (LaPierre, Gagnier, Wesby) Records: Chateaugay (3-3, 3-1); Tupper Lake (6-3, 4-1). Colton-Pierrepont 50, Parishville-Hopkinton 41 PH: Snyder 2-0 5, Sullivan 1-2 4, Cooke 0-3 3, Haynes 1-0 2, Wells 1-0 3, L. Snell 1-0 2,Burns 3-0 6, W. Snell 8-0 16, Totals 17-5 41. CP: Doyle 2-2 6, Farrah 8-3 24, Boyce 5-1 11, Angelberger 1-0 2, Knight 2-2 7, Totals 18-8 50.


Coyotes 6, Flames 0
Calgary 0 0 0 — 0 Phoenix 0 3 3 — 6 First Period—None. Second Period—1, Phoenix, Doan 13 (Boedker, Ribeiro), 2:07. 2, Phoenix, Hanzal 12 (Vrbata, Korpikoski), 3:43. 3, Phoenix, Boedker 13 (Ribeiro, Murphy), 12:40. Third Period—4, Phoenix, Korpikoski 6 (Hanzal, Vrbata), 9:02. 5, Phoenix, Stone 8 (Korpikoski, Halpern), 15:36. 6, Phoenix, Klinkhammer 9 (Stone, Doan), 18:38 (pp). Shots on Goal—Calgary 9-5-13—27. Phoenix 6-7-17—30. Goalies—Calgary, Berra. Phoenix, Greiss. A—10,229 (17,125). T—2:32.

College football
AP Top 25
Record Pts Pvs 1. Florida St. (60) 14-0 1,500 1 2. Auburn 12-2 1,428 2 3. Michigan St. 13-1 1,385 4 4. South Carolina 11-2 1,247 8 5. Missouri 12-2 1,236 9 6. Oklahoma 11-2 1,205 11 7. Alabama 11-2 1,114 3 8. Clemson 11-2 1,078 12 9. Oregon 11-2 974 10 10. UCF 12-1 959 15 11. Stanford 11-3 936 5 12. Ohio St. 12-2 816 7 13. Baylor 11-2 778 6 14. LSU 10-3 717 14 15. Louisville 12-1 693 18 16. UCLA 10-3 632 17 17. Oklahoma St. 10-3 598 13 18. Texas A&M 9-4 459 20 19. Southern Cal 10-4 299 NR 20. Arizona St. 10-4 258 16 21. Notre Dame 9-4 256 25 22. Wisconsin 9-4 245 19 23. Duke 10-4 190 22 24. Vanderbilt 9-4 117 NR 25. Washington 9-4 109 NR Others receiving votes: Nebraska 107, Fresno St. 54, N. Illinois 22, N. Dakota St. 17, Texas Tech 14, Georgia 13, Iowa 13, Mississippi 10, Kansas St. 8, Arizona 5, Navy 3, East Carolina 2, Utah St. 2, Mississippi St. 1.

Royals add former All-Star catcher Hernandez
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Former All-Star catcher Ramon Hernandez has agreed to a minor league contract with the Kansas City Royals. The 37-year-old is a career .263 hitter in 15 seasons in the major leagues. His 757 RBIs since the start of the 1999 season are fifth among major league catchers during that span, and his 169 homers are seventh-most among big league catchers. Hernandez played in 17 games last year for the Los Angeles Dodgers, batting .208 with two doubles, three home runs and six RBIs. He was released June 22. He was an All-Star in 2003 with Oakland, hitting 21 home runs.

European Tour/Sunshine Tour
VOLVO GOLF CHAMPIONS Site: Durban, South Africa. Schedule: Thursday-Sunday. Course: Durban Country Club (6,689 yards, par 72). Purse: $4 million. Winner’s share: $700,000. Television: Golf Channel (ThursdayFriday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 7-11 a.m.). Last week: South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen rallied to beat Scotland’s Scott Jamieson by a stroke. Last event: South Africa’s Dawie van der Walt won the rain-shortened Nelson Mandela Championship on Dec. 14 in Durban at Mount Edgecombe. Notes: Oosthuizen tops the 36-player field along with fellow South African stars Branden Grace, the 2012 winner, and Charl Schwartzel, Spain’s Miguel Angel Jimenez, Denmark’s Thomas Bjorn, American Peter Uihlein and England’s Paul Casey. ... The Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship is next week, followed by the Qatar Masters and Dubai Desert Classic. European Tour site: Sunshine Tour site:

Tuesday’s women’s scores
EAST Baruch 57, Brooklyn 44 CCNY 52, York (NY) 51 Daemen 80, Dominican (NY) 64 Marist 78, Siena 60 Misericordia 65, Drew 58 Mount St. Vincent 69, Purchase St. 58 New Hampshire 58, Yale 53 UConn 90, Houston 40 W. New England 66, Gordon 42 SOUTH Delaware St. 75, NJIT 72, OT South Florida 64, Temple 51 Winthrop 68, NC Central 46 MIDWEST E. Illinois 75, E. Kentucky 71 Rutgers 78, Cincinnati 58 W. Michigan 82, Buffalo 72 SOUTHWEST SMU 80, Memphis 75, 2OT FAR WEST Washington St. 82, Washington 80

Blues 5, Oilers 2
St. Louis 1 3 1 — 5 Edmonton 0 2 0 — 2 First Period—1, St. Louis, Stewart 14 (Roy, Leopold), 12:46 (pp). Second Period—2, Edmonton, Yakupov 9 (Perron, Gagner), 1:36. 3, St. Louis, Lapierre 6 (Reaves, Pietrangelo), 2:18. 4, Edmonton, Arcobello 4 (Gazdic, Ference), 5:10. 5, St. Louis, Backes 17 (Pietrangelo), 10:56 (pp). 6, St. Louis, Tarasenko 14 (Leopold, Sobotka), 13:57. Third Period—7, St. Louis, Berglund 7 (Sobotka, Tarasenko), 19:27 (en). Shots on Goal—St. Louis 14-10-6—30. Edmonton 7-8-3—18. Goalies—St. Louis, Elliott. Edmonton, Bryzgalov. A—16,839 (16,839). T—2:27.

Reliever Chavez agrees to 1-year deal with A’s
OAKLAND, Calif. — Right-handed reliever Jesse Chavez has reached agreement on a $775,000, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics. Chavez’s deal is not guaranteed. He went 2-4 with a career-low 3.92 ERA and one save in 35 appearances over two 2013 stints with the twotime defending AL West champions. He made $500,000.

ML Baseball
Hall of Fame eligibles
NEW YORK — Players on this year’s ballot for the Baseball Hall of Fame. Election results will be announced today: Moises Alou, Jeff Bagwell, Armando Benitez, Craig Biggio, Barry Bonds, Sean Casey, Roger Clemens, Ray Durham, Eric Gagne, Tom Glavine, Luis Gonzalez, Jacque Jones, Todd Jones, Jeff Kent, Paul Lo Duca, Greg Maddux, Edgar Martinez, Don Mattingly, Fred McGriff, Mark McGwire, Jack Morris, Mike Mussina, Hideo Nomo, Rafael Palmeiro, Mike Piazza, Tim Raines, Kenny Rogers, Curt Schilling, Richie Sexson, Lee Smith, J.T. Snow, Sammy Sosa, Frank Thomas, Mike Timlin, Alan Trammell, Larry Walker.

USA Today Top 25 poll
Record Pts Pvs 1. Florida State (59) 14-0 1475 1 2. Auburn 12-2 1388 2 3. Michigan State 13-1 1375 4 4. South Carolina 11-2 1219 8 5. Missouri 12-2 1200 9 6. Oklahoma 11-2 1189 10 7. Clemson 11-2 1091 11 8. Alabama 11-2 1086 3 9. Oregon 11-2 975 12 10. Stanford 11-3 872 7 10. Ohio State 12-2 872 6 12. Central Florida 12-1 865 15 13. Baylor 11-2 796 5 14. LSU 10-3 719 14 15. Louisville 12-1 703 16 16. UCLA 10-3 597 18 17. Oklahoma State 10-3 587 13 18. Texas A&M 9-4 443 21 19. USC 10-4 313 NR 20. Arizona State 10-4 302 17 21. Wisconsin 9-4 266 19 22. Duke 10-4 202 21 23. Vanderbilt 9-4 180 NR 24. Notre Dame 9-4 125 NR 25. Nebraska 9-4 123 NR Others receiving votes: Washington 67; Fresno State 54; Northern Illinois 21; Marshall 17; Texas Tech 13; Kansas State 11; Mississippi 7; Texas 4; Miami (Fla.) 4; East Carolina 3; Cincinnati 3; Arizona 2; North Texas 2; Utah State 2; Navy 1; Louisiana-Lafayette 1.

American Hockey League
Tuesday’s games St. John’s 4, Portland 2 Springfield 3, Albany 2 San Antonio 5, Abbotsford 1 Today’s games Rockford at Grand Rapids, 7 p.m. Syracuse at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 7:05 p.m. Binghamton at Rochester, 7:05 p.m. Utica at Oklahoma City, ppd., Inclement weather Thursday’s games Utica at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.

North schedule
College men’s basketball SUNY Canton at Cazenovia, 4 p.m. High school boys basketball Carthage at IHC, 6 p.m. Norwood-Norfolk at Brushton-Moira, 6 p.m. High school girls basketball Norwood-Norfolk at Brushton-Moira, 6 p.m. Hermon-DeKalb at Edwards-Knox, 6 p.m. Salmon River at Gouverneur, 6 p.m. High school hockey OFA at Tupper Lake, 6:30 p.m. Salmon River at Malone, 6:30 p.m. Norwood-Norfolk at St. Lawrence, 7 p.m. Massena at Canton, 7:15 p.m. High school wrestling Beaver River at Sandy Creek, 6 p.m. Copenhagen at Carthage, 6 p.m. Gouverneur at OFA, 6 p.m. Malone at Canton, 6 p.m.


Former NFL, Florida State player dies in hotel
BRADENTON, Fla. — Former NFL and Florida State offensive tackle Todd Williams has been found dead in a Tampa Bay area hotel. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office reports that deputies responded to the Sarasota Suites late Monday morning, just hours before the Seminoles won a national championship. The 35-year-old Bradenton native had reportedly complained to his mother of feeling sick on Friday. She found his body Monday. A sheriff’s spokesman says they haven’t found anything suspicious, but an autopsy will be performed.

Today in sports
Jan. 8 2011 — The Seattle Seahawks stun the defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints 41-36 to open the NFL playoffs. Seattle, the first division winner with a losing record at 7-9, advances behind four touchdown passes by Matt Hasselbeck and a brilliant 67-yard run by Marshawn Lynch.

College hockey
Tuesday’s scores
EAST Northeastern 2, Providence 1, OT Quinnipiac 2, Harvard 2, OT Vermont 4, St. Lawrence 2 W. New England 5, Framingham St. 4


Wednesday, January 8, 2014 C3

Red Raiders get past Huskies in boys hoops
MALONE — Dante Viskovich led all scorers with 20 points as the Massena boys basketball team took advantage of a strong first quarter to beat Malone, 64-57, in an Northern Athletic Conference Central Division matchup on Tuesday night. Xavier Viskovich added 12 points for the Red Raiders (8-1, 6-0), which outscored the Huskies 17-6 in the first quarter. Alex Johnson registered 13 points to lead Malone (8-2, 4-2).

STRONG SURGE: Viskovich brothers combine to score 32 points

his 20 points in the third quarter as the Bulldogs outlasted the Lumberjacks for an NAC East win in Tupper Lake. Noah Bowes netted 23 points to lead Chateaugay (3-3, 3-1). Mitch Keniston tallied 21 points for Tupper Lake (6-3, 4-1).

5-0). Sam Villnave led Massena (3-5, 2-3) with eight points.

Miranda Collins tossed in a game-high 18 points as the Panthers outlasted the Colts for an NAC East win in South Colton. Chelsea Putnam added 11 points for Parishville-Hopkinton (2-2). Morgan Doyle produced 17 points for Colton-Pierrepont (2-8, 2-4).

Lindsey Thayer finished with 24 points and 17 rebounds as the Larries beat the Shamrocks in an NAC Central contest at Brasher Falls. Bailee Gauthier supplied contributions with 12 points, 12 rebounds and eight steals for St. Lawrence (5-2, 4-3). Jaden Mitchell scored 13 points for Salmon River (2-3).

Kinnon LaRose fired in 32 points, including five 3-point field goals, as the Blue Devils routed the Sandstoners in an NAC Central game at Ogdensburg. Matt Piercey contributed 23 points for Ogdensburg Free Academy (9-1, 6-0). Nick Vaccaro paced Potsdam (4-5) with 13 points.

Katie Beach tallied 14 points as the Bulldogs earned an NAC East win over the Lumberjacks (1-6, 1-4) at Tupper Lake. Danielle Charland collected 12 points for Chateaugay (5-1, 4-0).

Zach Farrah collected 24 points as the Colts pulled away to beat the Panthers in an NAC East game at Parishville. Scott Boyce added 11 points for Colton-Pierrepont (2-6, 2-4). Wyatt Snell led ParishvilleHopkinton (2-7, 1-4) with 16 points.

Riley Luckie’s 24 points helped the Blue Devils down the Sandstoners for an NAC Central win in Potsdam. Megan Dodge chipped in 17 points for Ogdensburg Free Academy (5-3, 4-1). Sarah Vivlamore scored 13 points for Potsdam (1-8, 0-6).

Jenn King scored 12 points to lead a balanced attack as the Yellowjackets routed the Flyers (0-5, 0-4) in NAC East play at Norwood. Tess Knight and Olivia Parmeter each netted nine points for Madrid-Waddington (5-1, 4-0).

Rachel Lamica accounted for 14 points as the Huskies defeated the Red Raiders for an NAC Central victory at Massena. Erin McDonald helped out with 12 points for Malone (7-0,

Courtney Bova and Emily Bush each netted 12 points as the Red Devils (4-2, 3-1) bounced back with an NAC West win over the Golden Knights in Lisbon. Maddie Vine paced Lisbon (4-5, 1-3) with 10 points.

Jake Putney generated 16 points as the Golden Knights routed the Red Devils in an NAC West game at Hammond. Jimmy Robinson contributed 11 points for Lisbon (6-1, 5-0). Brock Tulley’s eight points led Hammond (3-3, 2-3).

Syracuse’s Tyler Ennis goes up for a basket against Virginia Tech’s C.J. Barksdale during the first half of Tuesday’s ACC game at Blacksburg, Va. The Orange dumped the Hokies, 72-52.

Orange earns 15th victory
From C1 knew if we got a couple more stops, we could really step on their throats and run away with this,” Fair said. “They didn’t score for a long time period and I think that’s when we caught our rhythm on offense.” Jerami Grant added 12 points and 10 rebounds and Trevor Cooley scored 11 points for the Orange, who were making their first visit to Blacksburg since Jan. 30, 1978. Coach Jim Boeheim remembered only that his team lost that first time. This time, with the Hokies among the nation’s leaders in 3-point shooting, he made sure that wouldn’t happen again. “We decided to extend the defense more probably than we have all year,” he said of the Orange’s famed 2-3 zone. “The danger when you play them in giving them good looks from the 3-point line. They got 24, but many of them were rushed.” The Hokies made just seven of those 24 (29.2 percent). C.J. Barksdale led Virginia Tech (8-6, 1-1) with 12 points and Ben Emelogu and Adam Smith had nine each. The Hok-




ies were outrebounded 41-25 and shot 36.7 percent (18 of 49) to the Orange’s 46.7 percent (28 of 60). Hokies’ leading scorer Jarell Eddie (17.4) managed just six points on 2-of-9 shooting. Syracuse went on its run just after five straight points by the Hokies pulled them within 4440. But Ennis hit the 3-pointer to spark the surge, and the Hokies went scoreless for 8 1/2 minutes. Grant and Fair scored four points each in the run and Ennis added another 3. When Joey van Zegeren finally ended the drought with a putback dunk with 6:16 to play, the Orange lead was 60-42 and the suspense was over.

over a fellow Big 12 title contender.

Jordan Martin scored 15 of

NO. 16 DUKE 79, GA TECH 57
At Durham, N.C., Rodney Hood scored 15 of his 27 points in the second half, and No. 16 Duke beat Georgia Tech. Quinn Cook added 13 points and slumping freshman Jabari Parker had 12 on 4-of-12 shooting for the Blue Devils (12-3, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). Playing their first game outside the top 10 since November 2007, they spent half the night proving they deserved their drop before Hood helped them pull away for their 25th straight win at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

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At Fort Worth, Texas, Thomas Gipson scored 19 points, Marcus Foster added 16 and No. 25 Kansas State ran its winning streak to 10 games. The Wildcats (12-3, 2-0 Big 12), who made their way into the Top 25 for the first time this season on Monday, played their first true road game of the season. Amric Fields scored 14 points and Kyan Anderson added 12 for TCU (9-5, 0-2), which trailed 31-21 at halftime.

NO. 9 IOWA ST. 87, NO. 7 BAYLOR 72
At Ames, Iowa, DeAndre Kane had a season-high 30 points with nine assists and No. 9 Iowa State rolled past No. 7 Baylor, setting a school record with its 14th straight win. Melvin Ejim added 18 points for the Cyclones (14-0, 2-0 Big 12). They outscored Baylor 4734 in the second half and rolled to a surprisingly decisive win

Clarkson women’s basketball captures league-opening game
POTSDAM — The Clarkson University women’s basketball team made its first foray into conference play this season a successful one, defeating Skidmore College, 49-43, in overtime on Tuesday in Liberty League play. Cara Manfredi scored a game-high 12 points for the Golden Knights (6-3, 1-0), who outscored the Thoroughbreds, 9-3 in overtime. Katelyn Curtis scored 10 points, including a 3-pointer in the extra session, for Clarkson and teammate Ashley Loggins also contributed 10 points. Allie Keller hit a 3-pointer with 17 seconds remaining for Skidmore to send the game into overtime. Angela Botiba scored 14 points to lead the Thoroughbreds, and Jordyn Wartts finished with 10 points.

Aldin Medunjanin scored 17 points as the Thoroughbreds downed the Golden Knights at Potsdam in the Liberty League opener for both teams. Tanner Brooks and Connor Merrill (10 rebounds) contributed 15 points each for Skidmore (7-3, 1-0). Perun Kovacevic chipped in 12 points and seven rebounds. John Coleman scored a game-high 24 points to pace Clarkson (6-4, 0-1). Dylan Hodownes and Marques Charlton contributed 11 points each for the Golden Knights.

Bears outlasted the Valiants to win a nonconference game in Potsdam. Rob Duquette contributed 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds for SUNY Potsdam (2-7). Tom Graf added 11 points for the Bears and Josh Biagrove totaled 10 points. Jack Bramswig scored a gamehigh 22 points for Manhattanville (5-7), and Anthony Maestre finished with 14 points.

Anna Daniels scored two goals to pace the Spartans to a nonconference victory in Castleton, Vt. Paula Stephens made 19 saves for Castleton State (7-5-0). Jenn Crawford scored the lone goal for the Bears (6-5-2), and goalie Abby Tardelli finished with 41 saves.

Zac Adams scored 14 points to lead a balanced effort as the

C4 Wednesday, January 8, 2014


Islanders score 3 goals in third, beat Maple Leafs
BIG ROAD VICTORY: Backup goalie Poulin

gives N.Y. spark over struggling Toronto

TORONTO — Frans Nielsen, Calvin De Haan and Cal Clutterbuck scored third-period goals to lead the New York Islanders past the Toronto Maple leafs 5-3 on Tuesday night. New York (16-22-7) kicked off a six-game road trip with their second win in two nights with backup Kevin Poulin in goal. Poulin relieved injured starter Evgeni Nabokov on Monday and backstopped the Islanders’ 7-3 win over Dallas. Poulin made 23 saves against the Maple Leafs. It was another frustrating loss for Toronto (21-18-5), which outshot the Islanders 26-25 in its first game since being beaten 7-1 at home by the New York Rangers on Saturday night. That snapped a threegame winning streak. The Maple Leafs got within 4-3 when Nazem Kadri’s shot deflected in off Joffrey Lupul with 3:05 left for his 13th goal. Nielsen’s power-play goal, his 16th of the season, broke a 2-2 tie at 3:41 while Lupul served a goalie interference penalty. De Haan scored his first NHL goal when his slap shot from outside the blue line hit Toronto defenseman Dion Phaneuf’s stick and bounded past goalie Jonathan Bernier, who wasn’t sharp in his sixth straight start. Bernier got the start despite allowing five goals on 32 shots

against the Rangers. Tyler Bozak and Mason Raymond also scored for Toronto, 14-10-1 at home.

Martin St. Louis scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period and added an empty-netter to lead Tampa Bay past host Winnipeg in a penalty-filled game. Valtteri Filppula and Ondrej Palat also scored for the Lightning, which won for the sixth time in seven road games. They handed the Jets their fourth consecutive loss overall. Olli Jokinen and Dustin Byfuglien scored for Winnipeg.

At Glendale, Ariz., Thomas Greiss stopped 27 shots, Lauri Korpikoski had a goal and two assists, and Phoenix rolled past Calgary. Coming off a disappointing loss to Philadelphia, Phoenix took control of what was a tight-checking game with three goals in the second period. Unlike Saturday, when they blew a pair of two-goal leads, the Coyotes kept pushing behind Greiss’ second career shutout to win in regulation for the first time since beating the Islanders on Dec. 12. Mikkel Boedker, Shane Doan, Martin Hanzal and Michael Stone each had a goal and an


Toronto goalie Jonathan Bernier stops New York Islanders forward John Tavares during Tuesday’s NHL game at Toronto.

assist for Phoenix. The Flames were shut out for the fourth time in six games and have lost nine of 11.

Brayden Schenn scored at 1:50 of overtime and the Flyers beat the Devils in Newark, N.J., after giving up a late shorthanded goal that forced the ex-

tra session. Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell also scored for Philadelphia, which ended a sixgame road trip with a 5-1 record. Ray Emery made 31 saves and won for the eighth time in nine games. Michael Ryder tied it at 2 on a short-handed goal with 30 seconds left in regulation. It came

on a great feed from defenseman Marek Zidlicky, with goalie Martin Brodeur on the bench for an extra skater. Adam Henrique also scored for New Jersey, which is 0-2-1 in its last three games. Schenn’s game-winner was set up by a great back-door pass by defenseman Nicklas Grossman from the left point.

Mattias Ekholm’s first NHL goal proved to be the game winner as host Nashville beat San Jose Sharks for its first victory in four games. David Legwand also had a goal and an assist, and Shea Weber added two assists for the Predators, who have earned points in five of six games.

Vermont starts fast, tops SLU
From C1 “You expect the first period to be a little sloppy, hands and feet and just getting back into it,” SLU forward Greg Carey said. “The second two periods, I thought we picked up our play.” Vermont extended its lead to 3-0 in the second period. Colin Markison scored a power-play goal at 6:32 and defenseman Nick Luukko scored on a hard shot from the circle at 12:39. SLU’s offense woke up late in the second period, scoring two goals in the final 2:43 to cut Vermont’s lead to 3-2 heading into the second intermission. The first goal for the Saints came on a power play with Brian Ward producing the goal at 17:17. Carey added another goal with 58 seconds left in the period. Unfortunately, for SLU, the spurt came late in the period, giving the Catamounts a chance to regroup in the locker room and denying SLU more time to play with momentum.

Canada’s star roster in the hunt for gold


St. Lawrence University’s Justin Baker, left, and Patrick Doherty double-teams Vermont’s Colin Markison during Tuesday’s game at Appleton Arena in Canton.

“We knew we were good and we had to get back to the things that got us up 3-0 and play a solid road game,” Luukko said. Any momentum SLU hoped to have going into the final period went away early when a Saints defenseman slipped, giving the Catamounts a twoon-one breakaway, which resulted in a goal from Jonathan Turk just 90 second into the pe-

riod, closing the scoring. “As soon as we got those two quick goals we thought we had the momentum,” SLU captain Kyle Essery said. “It was tough when they scored 1:30 into the third period. But we didn’t give up. We kept going. At the end, we couldn’t pull out the win.” In its other 18 games this season the Saints averaged 3.78 goals. In the past two games

against Vermont, the team averaged only 1.5. “They check tight,” Carey said. “They try to match against us and they are a fast team. If you aren’t moving just as fast, they get above you and make it difficult for you to get through the neutral zone and they box you out in places. They kind of really take away from our offensive chances.”

Dolphins’ poor finish costly to Ireland

MIAMI — Jeff Ireland is out after six seasons as general manager of the Miami Dolphins, who failed to reach the playoffs the past five years. In a brief announcement Tuesday, Ireland and owner Stephen Ross said they mutually agreed to part ways. Ireland had been unpopular with fans for several years, and a late-season collapse by the team last month left his job in jeopardy. The Dolphins, who finished 8-8, said they would conduct an immediate search for a replacement to lead football operations. Still to be determined is Ireland’s role in a locker-room bullying scandal that drew national scrutiny. The NFL has yet to release a report on its investigation into the case. Ireland’s departure follows Monday’s firing of offensive coordinator Mike Sherman. Coach Joe Philbin will return for a third season, but other changes in his staff are possible. The Dolphins would have made the playoffs if they had

won one of their final two games against the Bills and Jets. Instead, they were beaten by a combined score of 39-7. Fans vented about Ireland in recent years, and at several games a small plane flew over the stadium tugging a banner that called for him to be fired. Ireland said he was leaving the best organization in football after meeting with Ross to discuss the direction of the franchise. “Steve and I came to an agreement that the best thing moving forward for all parties would be to part ways,” Ireland said in a statement.

plucked a young Andy Reid off Green Bay’s staff and hired as Philadelphia’s coach in 1999. The 36-year-old McAdoo will be the fourth known candidate to interview with the Browns, looking for their seventh full-time coach since 1999. The team has interviewed New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and Arizona defensive coordinator Todd Bowles.

new coach after firing Mike Munchak on Saturday. This is only the team’s second coaching search since leaving Texas for Tennessee in 1997. Tennessee went 7-9 this season extending a playoff drought to five straight years with the last postseason win back in January 2003.

Tight end Daniel Fells and three other players with NFL experience are among five players signed by the Giants. They signed WR Preston Parker, LB Spencer Adkins, OL Troy Kropog and K/P Brandon McManus, the only one without NFL experience. Fells appeared in 74 games with 30 starts for St. Louis, Denver and New England from 2008-12. He has 92 regular-season receptions for 1,086 yards and eight touchdowns. Parker played in 27 games for Tampa Bay from 2010-12. ... .Saints coach Sean Payton said OLB Parys Haralson has a torn pectoral muscle and has been placed on injured reserve, ending his season.

The Tennessee Titans have kicked off their search for a new head coach by interviewing Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden. The Titans confirmed Tuesday that Gruden had finished interviewing with general manager Ruston Webster. Gruden has been the Bengals’ offensive coordinator the past three seasons as Cincinnati reached the playoffs each of those years. Gruden interviewed last season with four different teams about head coaching jobs. The Titans are one of five NFL teams looking for a

A source says the Cleveland Browns will interview Green Bay quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo about their head coaching job. McAdoo, who spent the past two seasons working with star QB Aaron Rodgers, will meet with the Browns this week. Browns CEO Joe Banner has had success in hiring a Packers assistant in the past. He

Steve Yzerman and the rest of Hockey Canada spent months looking at the country’s top players, trying to figure out the best way to blend talent into a team good enough to win Olympic gold. The Hall of Fame player and Hockey Canada executive director kept asking himself the same question as months turned into days and then hours before decisions had to be made. “I’m trying to cram 17 bodies into 14 spots and I couldn’t do that,” Yzerman said Tuesday about all those talented forwards. Claude Giroux, Martin St. Louis, Joe Thornton — all among the NHL’s scoring leaders — didn’t make the cut. “It came down to fit,” Yzerman said, declining to say exactly why some standouts were snubbed. Sidney Crosby, of course, was a lock to make the star-studded team, and the Penguins’ standout will have plenty of help when Canada tries to win a second straight gold medal next month in Sochi, Russia. Crosby will be joined up front by Jamie Benn, Patrice Bergeron, Jeff Carter, Matt Duchene, Ryan Getzlaf, Chris Kunitz, Patrick Marleau, Rick Nash, Corey Perry, Patrick Sharp, Steven Stamkos, John Tavares and Jonathan Toews. Jay Bouwmeester, Drew Doughty, Dan Hamhuis, Duncan Keith, Alex Pietrangelo, P.K. Subban, Marc-Édouard Vlasic and Shea Weber will be on defense. Roberto Luongo, Carey Price and Mike Smith will be in goal. Giroux was perhaps the most surprising omission. No one born in Canada has more points, entering play Tuesday night, than the Philadelphia Flyers standout since the 2011-12 season. He has bounced back from a slow start this season to rank among NHL leaders in points. The most painful call Yzerman had to make probably was the one to let St. Louis know he wasn’t on the team. St. Louis plays for Yzerman in Tampa Bay. Thornton was leading the league with 43 assists through Monday. The San Jose Sharks star trails just four fellow countrymen — Giroux, Tavares, Stamkos and St. Louis — in scoring since the 2011-12 season. James Neal, Eric Staal, Milan Lucic, Taylor Hall, Brent Seabrook, Mark Giordano, Dan Boyle, Corey Crawford, Marc-

Andre Fleury and Logan Couture were other Canadians left off. Stamkos has not played in nearly two months because of a broken right leg.

Washington Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin will lead Russia’s hockey team at the Sochi Olympics, with the host country looking to avoid a repeat of its poor performance at the 2010 Vancouver Games. Pavel Datsyuk of Detroit, Evgeni Malkin of Pittsburgh and Nikolai Kulemin of Toronto were among 15 NHL players named to Russia’s 25-man roster. Sergei Bobrovsky of Columbus, Colorado’s Semyon Varlamov and Alexander Yeryomenko of the KHL’s Dinamo Moscow will contend for the starting goaltender spot. Edmonton defenseman Anton Belov, Slava Voynov of Los Angeles and two Montreal defensemen — Alexei Emelin and Andrei Markov — are also on the list, which includes former NHL players Alexander Radulov and Ilya Kovalchuk.

Finland veteran Teemu Selanne has been selected to play at his sixth Winter Olympics. The 43-year-old Anaheim player has twice been the top scorer at the Olympics and was chosen as the best player at the Turin Games in 2006. Another veteran, Saku Koivu, won’t be part of the team after telling Finland coach Erkka Westerlund that he doesn’t feel in good enough shape to play at the Olympics.

Sweden will go to the Sochi Olympics with a roster almost entirely made up of NHL players, including six from the Detroit Red Wings. Goalie Jonas Gustavsson, defenders Niklas Kronwall and Jonathan Ericsson, and forwards Johan Franzen, Daniel Alfredsson and Henrik Zetterberg lead the list. Daniel and Henrik Sedin of Vancouver, Niclas Backstrom of Washington and Henrik Tallinder of Buffalo are on the roster, along with New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist. Sweden won the gold medal at the 2006 Olympics but was knocked out in the quarterfinals four years later in Vancouver.


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EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 16 17 .485 — Brooklyn 13 21 .382 3½ Boston 13 22 .371 4 New York 12 22 .353 4½ Philadelphia 12 23 .343 5 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 27 8 .771 — Atlanta 18 17 .514 9 Washington 15 17 .469 10½ Charlotte 15 21 .417 12½ Orlando 10 24 .294 16½ Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 28 6 .824 — Chicago 15 18 .455 12½ Detroit 14 21 .400 14½ Cleveland 12 23 .343 16½ Milwaukee 7 27 .206 21 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 27 8 .771 — Houston 22 13 .629 5 Dallas 20 15 .571 7 New Orleans 15 18 .455 11 Memphis 15 19 .441 11½ Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 27 8 .771 — Portland 26 8 .765 ½ Denver 17 17 .500 9½ Minnesota 17 17 .500 9½ Utah 12 25 .324 16 Pacific Division W L Pct GB Golden State 24 13 .649 — L.A. Clippers 24 13 .649 — Phoenix 20 13 .606 2 L.A. Lakers 14 21 .400 9 Sacramento 10 22 .313 11½ Monday’s games Minnesota 126, Philadelphia 95 Brooklyn 91, Atlanta 86 L.A. Clippers 101, Orlando 81 Tuesday’s games Indiana 86, Toronto 79 Cleveland 111, Philadelphia 93 Washington 97, Charlotte 83 Miami 107, New Orleans 88 New York 89, Detroit 85 Chicago 92, Phoenix 87 Golden State 101, Milwaukee 80 San Antonio 110, Memphis 108, OT Dallas 110, L.A. Lakers 97 Denver 129, Boston 98 Utah 112, Oklahoma City 101 Portland at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Today’s games Dallas at San Antonio, 7 p.m. Detroit at Toronto, 7 p.m. Golden State at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Indiana at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Houston, 8 p.m. Washington at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Minnesota, 9:30 p.m. Orlando at Portland, 10 p.m. Boston at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Thursday’s games Miami at New York, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Denver, 10:30 p.m.

Cavaliers 111, 76ers 93
PHILADELPHIA (93) Young 0-7 0-0 0, Turner 2-13 0-0 4, Hawes 3-5 2-2 9, Carter-Williams 13-25 5-7 33, H.Thompson 1-4 2-2 4, Anderson 6-15 3-3 15, Allen 1-2 0-0 2, Davies 3-4 5-7 11, Williams 4-8 3-4 12, Brown 1-3 1-2 3. Totals 34-86 2127 93. CLEVELAND (111) Clark 1-6 0-0 2, T.Thompson 5-11 2-4 12, Varejao 8-10 2-5 18, Irving 6-9 2-2 16, Miles 11-18 2-3 34, Waiters 5-14 1-3 12, Zeller 4-5 1-1 9, Dellavedova 1-5 0-0 2, Bennett 1-6 0-0 2, Gee 0-0 0-0 0, Karasev 0-2 0-0 0, Sims 1-2 0-0 2, Felix 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 44-89 10-18 111. Philadelphia 20 21 25 27 — 93 Cleveland 36 28 27 20 — 111 3-Point Goals—Philadelphia 4-19 (Carter-Williams 2-7, Hawes 1-2, Williams 1-3, Young 0-1, Turner 0-1, Brown 0-1, Anderson 0-4), Cleveland 13-28 (Miles 10-14, Irving 2-4, Waiters 1-4, Karasev 0-1, Clark 0-2, Dellavedova 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Philadelphia 45 (Carter-Williams 6), Cleveland 66 (Varejao 14). Assists— Philadelphia 21 (Carter-Williams 5), Cleveland 29 (Waiters, Irving 8). Total Fouls— Philadelphia 18, Cleveland 27. A—13,344 (20,562).

CHICAGO (92) Dunleavy 4-9 0-0 8, Gibson 9-16 1-4 19, Noah 5-15 4-6 14, Hinrich 3-5 1-2 9, Butler 4-18 5-6 13, Augustin 4-9 3-4 13, Mohammed 2-3 0-1 4, Snell 5-7 0-0 12. Totals 36-82 14-23 92. Phoenix 25 21 17 24 — 87 Chicago 27 22 21 22 — 92 3-Point Goals—Phoenix 6-23 (Green 3-10, Dragic 2-3, Frye 1-3, Christmas 0-1, Marc.Morris 0-1, Mark.Morris 0-2, Smith 0-3), Chicago 6-14 (Hinrich 2-2, Snell 2-3, Augustin 2-4, Dunleavy 0-1, Butler 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Phoenix 49 (Plumlee, Frye 7), Chicago 59 (Noah 16). Assists—Phoenix 12 (Smith 3), Chicago 26 (Augustin 9). Total Fouls—Phoenix 21, Chicago 18. Technicals—Noah. A—21,181 (20,917).

Anthony scores 34 points; New York upends Detroit
THIRD-QUARTER RUN: Former SU standout ignites spurt for win

Wizards 97, Bobcats 83
WASHINGTON (97) Ariza 2-6 0-0 4, Booker 5-8 2-2 12, Gortat 7-13 4-5 18, Wall 5-16 5-5 17, Beal 10-18 0-0 21, Nene 3-9 1-2 7, Webster 4-7 0-0 10, Temple 0-1 0-0 0, Vesely 3-4 0-1 6, Porter Jr. 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 40-85 12-15 97. CHARLOTTE (83) Douglas-Roberts 2-4 0-0 6, McRoberts 1-4 0-0 2, Jefferson 3-9 0-0 6, Walker 7-17 3-6 19, Henderson 10-19 6-8 27, Zeller 2-5 1-2 5, Sessions 4-8 2-2 10, Tolliver 2-5 3-4 8, Biyombo 0-1 0-2 0. Totals 31-72 15-24 83. Washington 24 19 23 31 — 97 Charlotte 21 18 16 28 — 83 3-Point Goals—Washington 5-17 (Webster 2-3, Wall 2-7, Beal 1-3, Porter Jr. 0-1, Ariza 0-3), Charlotte 6-16 (Douglas-Roberts 2-3, Walker 2-7, Henderson 1-2, Tolliver 1-3, McRoberts 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Washington 48 (Gortat 13), Charlotte 50 (Jefferson 10). Assists—Washington 20 (Wall 8), Charlotte 19 (Walker 8). Total Fouls—Washington 20, Charlotte 13. A—12,079 (19,077).

Nuggets 129, Celtics 98
BOSTON (98) Green 7-19 1-2 17, Bass 3-10 9-11 15, Sullinger 4-8 0-0 8, Bradley 5-12 2-2 12, Crawford 3-9 4-4 10, Olynyk 2-5 2-2 6, Wallace 2-4 0-4 4, Faverani 4-8 2-2 10, Bayless 3-11 0-0 6, Bogans 2-3 3-3 9, Pressey 0-2 1-2 1. Totals 35-91 24-32 98. DENVER (129) Chandler 4-14 2-3 11, Faried 6-8 9-12 21, Hickson 6-8 5-7 17, Lawson 5-10 8-9 19, Foye 8-17 0-0 23, Mozgov 3-4 3-4 9, Arthur 2-6 1-2 6, Fournier 2-4 0-0 6, Robinson 4-7 1-1 10, Q.Miller 2-3 0-0 5, Hamilton 0-1 0-0 0, Randolph 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 43-83 29-38 129. Boston 23 22 33 20 — 98 Denver 31 37 35 26 — 129 3-Point Goals—Boston 4-18 (Bogans 2-3, Green 2-7, Crawford 0-1, Faverani 0-1, Bradley 0-1, Olynyk 0-1, Pressey 0-1, Bayless 0-3), Denver 14-31 (Foye 7-12, Fournier 2-4, Robinson 1-1, Q.Miller 1-1, Arthur 1-3, Lawson 1-4, Chandler 1-5, Hamilton 0-1). Fouled Out—Faverani, Olynyk. Rebounds—Boston 47 (Sullinger, Bass 7), Denver 66 (Faried 13). Assists—Boston 22 (Crawford 5), Denver 30 (Lawson 13). Total Fouls—Boston 28, Denver 28. Technicals— Mozgov, Denver Coach Shaw 2. Flagrant Fouls—Sullinger2. Ejected—Sullinger, Denver Coach Shaw. A—16,224 (19,155).

Warriors 101, Bucks 80
GOLDEN STATE (101) Iguodala 3-3 2-4 11, Lee 10-12 2-2 22, Bogut 4-6 0-0 8, Curry 5-18 3-4 15, Thompson 6-18 2-4 15, Barnes 2-6 0-0 6, Speights 1-5 3-4 5, Green 2-6 0-0 4, Bazemore 3-4 0-0 6, Douglas 3-6 0-0 8, Kuzmic 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 39-84 13-20 101. MILWAUKEE (80) Antetokounmpo 1-3 0-0 2, Ilyasova 6-15 6-8 20, Sanders 2-10 1-2 5, Knight 8-15 2-2 18, Ridnour 2-9 0-0 4, Mayo 5-8 0-0 13, Udoh 0-4 1-2 1, Middleton 4-7 2-2 10, Butler 1-7 0-0 2, Raduljica 2-2 0-0 4, Wolters 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 31-80 13-18 80. Golden State 28 22 29 22 — 101 Milwaukee 30 18 20 12 — 80 3-Point Goals—Golden State 10-32 (Iguodala 3-3, Barnes 2-3, Douglas 2-5, Curry 2-11, Thompson 1-6, Bazemore 0-1, Green 0-1, Speights 0-2), Milwaukee 5-15 (Mayo 3-4, Ilyasova 2-5, Middleton 0-1, Butler 0-2, Knight 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Golden State 65 (Lee 18), Milwaukee 41 (Udoh, Sanders, Ilyasova, Butler 6). Assists—Golden State 21 (Curry 6), Milwaukee 20 (Antetokounmpo 5). Total Fouls— Golden State 22, Milwaukee 19. Flagrant Fouls—Sanders. A—11,739 (18,717).

Jazz 112, Thunder 101
OKLAHOMA CITY (101) Durant 14-34 17-19 48, Jones 0-1 0-0 0, Perkins 3-7 0-0 6, Jackson 6-14 7-10 20, Sefolosha 2-7 0-0 4, Adams 2-3 0-0 4, Lamb 4-14 0-0 9, Collison 3-3 1-2 8, Fisher 1-6 0-0 2, Roberson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 35-89 25-31 101. UTAH (112) Jefferson 3-6 2-2 10, Williams 4-7 2-2 12, Favors 6-9 3-4 15, Burke 4-12 1-2 10, Hayward 13-16 9-13 37, Burks 3-4 3-4 9, Kanter 4-8 2-2 10, Garrett 0-0 0-0 0, Rush 2-4 0-0 5, Evans 1-2 2-2 4. Totals 40-68 24-31 112. Oklahoma City 28 19 27 27 — 101 Utah 30 29 31 22 — 112 3-Point Goals—Oklahoma City 6-34 (Durant 3-13, Collison 1-1, Jackson 1-4, Lamb 1-8, Jones 0-1, Sefolosha 0-2, Fisher 0-5), Utah 8-18 (Hayward 2-3, Williams 2-4, Jefferson 2-5, Rush 1-2, Burke 1-4). Fouled Out—Williams. Rebounds—Oklahoma City 48 (Durant 7), Utah 47 (Hayward 11). Assists—Oklahoma City 18 (Jackson 6), Utah 22 (Hayward 7). Total Fouls—Oklahoma City 27, Utah 20. Technicals—Oklahoma City Coach Brooks, Oklahoma City defensive three second, Kanter. A—18,547 (19,911).

NEW YORK — Former Syracuse University star Carmelo Anthony’s three straight 3-pointers in a 15-0 thirdquarter run were just what the Knicks thought they needed to break away from the Detroit Pistons. “Coming out of halftime, we said we just need one run to just separate ourselves,” Anthony said. But to win it, they needed Anthony to grab one big rebound against a bigger front line, then hit a couple of finishing free throws. Anthony scored 13 of his 34 points in the third, then put it away with two free throws with 2.9 seconds left as the Knicks handed the Pistons a seasonhigh fifth straight loss with an 89-85 victory on Tuesday night. Raymond Felton finished with 12 points and six assists in his return from injury for the Knicks, who came home from a 2-1 Texas swing. Andrea Bargnani had 13 points and 11 rebounds.


C.J. Miles set a team record with 10 3-pointers and scored a season-high 34 points, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 111-93 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night. Miles made eight 3s in the first half, when the Cavs opened a 26-point lead that allowed them to coast to a rare easy win. Sixers rookie Michael Carter-Williams, formerly of SU, scored a season-high 33.

New York’s Carmelo Anthony, formerly of Syracuse University, shoots over Detroit’s Josh Smith during Tuesday’s NBA game.

Knicks 89, Pistons 85
DETROIT (85) Monroe 8-15 3-4 19, Jo.Smith 6-14 8-9 21, Drummond 4-8 4-6 12, Jennings 2-12 0-0 5, Caldwell-Pope 1-6 0-0 2, Singler 5-12 0-0 11, Billups 0-3 0-0 0, Bynum 4-10 2-2 10, Harrellson 0-0 0-0 0, Villanueva 2-6 1-2 5. Totals 3286 18-23 85. NEW YORK (89) Anthony 13-24 2-4 34, Martin 2-4 2-2 6, Bargnani 6-13 0-0 13, Felton 4-9 3-4 12, Shumpert 2-8 1-1 5, J. Smith 2-6 1-1 6, Stoudemire 3-9 3-6 9, Udrih 0-3 0-0 0, Hardaway Jr. 0-4 2-2 2, Murry 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 33-81 14-20 89. Detroit 21 20 17 27 — 85 New York 24 17 32 16 — 89 3-Point Goals—Detroit 3-19 (Jo.Smith 1-3, Singler 1-3, Jennings 1-6, Villanueva 0-1, Caldwell-Pope 0-3, Billups 0-3), New York 9-26 (Anthony 6-7, Felton 1-2, Bargnani 1-3, J. Smith 1-4, Udrih 0-2, Shumpert 0-4, Hardaway Jr. 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Detroit 68 (Drummond 17), New York 45 (Bargnani 11). Assists—Detroit 19 (Jo.Smith, Jennings 5), New York 24 (Felton 6). Total Fouls—Detroit 20, New York 22. A—19,812 (19,763).

game of the season for James. The Heat are 9-1 when he scores that many. Anthony Davis led the Pelicans with 22 points and 12 rebounds, most of his numbers coming in the first half.

CHICAGO BULLS — Waived C Andrew Bynum. LOS ANGELES LAKERS — Waived F Shawne Williams. OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER — Sent F Ryan Gomes to Boston and cash considerations to Memphis, who sent conditional second-round draft picks in 2014 and 2017 to Oklahoma City and G Jerryd Bayless to Boston. Boston sent G Courtney Lee and a 2016 second-round draft pick to Memphis. PHILADELPHIA 76ERS — Waived C Daniel Orton.

points and 16 rebounds, helping the Bulls to their sixth victory in eight games. Goran Dragic scored 21 for Phoenix, but the Suns simply couldn’t get into gear after winning 11 of their previous 14.

Bradley Beal scored 21 points, and visiting Washington had five players score in double figures in the victory. Marcin Gortat added 18 points and John Wall had 17 for the Wizards. Gortat added 12 rebounds while helping hold Charlotte center Al Jefferson to six points on 3-of-9 shooting. Gerald Henderson led the Bobcats with a season-high 27 points.

At Indianapolis, Roy Hibbert scored 22 points and Danny Granger matched his season high with 13, helping Indiana to its third consecutive win. The NBA-leading Pacers (286) held the Raptors to a season low in points. Toronto (16-17) has lost two straight on the road — at Miami and Indiana — after winning four straight.

Mavericks 110, Lakers 97
L.A. LAKERS (97) Johnson 7-14 0-0 17, Gasol 5-14 5-7 15, Sacre 3-9 1-2 7, Marshall 7-10 1-2 18, Meeks 6-16 8-9 24, Young 1-7 0-0 2, Hill 4-6 1-4 9, Kelly 1-5 2-2 5. Totals 34-81 18-26 97. DALLAS (110) Marion 4-7 0-0 8, Nowitzki 12-20 3-4 27, Blair 7-10 1-3 15, Calderon 5-8 0-0 12, Ellis 7-18 2-2 16, Carter 7-12 2-2 19, Dalembert 0-0 0-2 0, Crowder 2-5 1-2 5, Wright 4-7 0-0 8, Mekel 0-0 0-0 0, Ellington 0-3 0-0 0, Larkin 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 48-90 9-15 110. L.A. Lakers 31 22 24 20 — 97 Dallas 33 27 25 25 — 110 3-Point Goals—L.A. Lakers 11-31 (Meeks 4-11, Marshall 3-5, Johnson 3-7, Kelly 1-4, Young 0-4), Dallas 5-17 (Carter 3-5, Calderon 2-4, Marion 0-1, Ellis 0-1, Ellington 0-1, Crowder 0-2, Nowitzki 0-3). Fouled Out— None. Rebounds—L.A. Lakers 56 (Gasol 13), Dallas 47 (Blair 9). Assists—L.A. Lakers 21 (Meeks, Marshall 6), Dallas 32 (Ellis 9). Total Fouls—L.A. Lakers 16, Dallas 17. Technicals—L.A. Lakers defensive three second, Dallas defensive three second. A—19,656 (19,200).

David Lee had 22 points and 18 rebounds to lead visiting Golden State to its 10th straight win. Lee was 10 of 12 from the field for the Warriors, who have their longest winning streak since their NBA-title season in 1975. The Warriors played their sixth game of a seven-city trip.

NBA leaders
Through Monday Scoring G FG FT PTS AVG Durant, OKC 34 318 281 985 29.0 Love, MIN 33 289 208 871 26.4 Anthony, NYK 30 277 181 780 26.0 James, MIA 33 306 178 835 25.3 Harden, HOU 29 212 224 708 24.4 Aldridge, POR 34 333 127 793 23.3 George, IND 33 261 162 767 23.2 Cousins, SAC 31 260 198 718 23.2 Curry, GOL 33 264 126 760 23.0 Irving, CLE 31 253 127 689 22.2 Griffin, LAC 37 304 192 807 21.8 Lillard, POR 34 228 159 724 21.3 DeRozan, TOR 32 241 160 674 21.1 Afflalo, ORL 33 244 136 691 20.9 Nowitzki, DAL 33 254 132 690 20.9 Ellis, DAL 34 249 156 679 20.0 Wall, WAS 31 219 139 612 19.7 Martin, MIN 32 207 155 631 19.7 Paul, LAC 34 228 167 665 19.6 Turner, PHL 33 249 121 645 19.5 FG percentage FG FGA PCT Jordan, LAC 143 222 .644 Drummond, DET 199 325 .612 Johnson, TOR 157 265 .592 James, MIA 306 520 .588 Howard, HOU 224 386 .580 Horford, ATL 238 420 .567 Lopez, Bro 129 229 .563 Hill, LAL 125 225 .556 Lopez, POR 135 246 .549 Diaw, SAN 130 237 .549 Rebounds G OFF DEF TOT AVG Jordan, LAC 37 151 349 500 13.5 Love, MIN 33 115 323 438 13.3 Howard, HOU 35 123 330 453 12.9 Drmmnd, DET 34 181 242 423 12.4 Cousins, SAC 31 97 257 354 11.4 Aldridge, POR 34 79 298 377 11.1 Griffin, LAC 37 88 299 387 10.5 Randlph, MEM 31 93 231 324 10.5 Bogut, GOL 35 94 262 356 10.2 Noah, CHI 31 109 205 314 10.1 Assists G AST AVG Paul, LAC 34 380 11.2 Curry, GOL 33 316 9.6 Wall, WAS 31 274 8.8 Jennings, DET 32 267 8.3 Rubio, MIN 34 282 8.3 Lawson, DEN 31 256 8.3 Holiday, NOR 32 258 8.1 Teague, ATL 35 279 8.0 Lowry, TOR 32 243 7.6 Westbrook, OKC 25 174 7.0

Pacers 86, Raptors 79
TORONTO (79) Ross 1-8 0-0 3, A.Johnson 0-5 0-0 0, Valanciunas 1-6 2-2 4, Lowry 7-13 0-3 16, DeRozan 9-22 10-11 28, Patterson 8-14 2-2 20, Salmons 2-4 0-0 4, Vasquez 1-7 0-0 2, Hayes 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 30-81 14-18 79. INDIANA (86) George 4-12 3-4 11, West 2-6 0-0 4, Hibbert 5-12 12-13 22, G.Hill 4-9 3-3 11, Stephenson 6-12 1-2 13, Granger 5-10 2-2 13, Scola 4-11 0-0 8, Watson 2-2 0-0 4, Mahinmi 0-1 0-2 0. Totals 32-75 21-26 86. Toronto 15 21 22 21 — 79 Indiana 22 22 27 15 — 86 3-Point Goals—Toronto 5-19 (Patterson 2-3, Lowry 2-5, Ross 1-3, A.Johnson 0-1, Valanciunas 0-1, Vasquez 0-2, DeRozan 0-4), Indiana 1-11 (Granger 1-3, George 0-2, Stephenson 0-3, G.Hill 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Toronto 43 (Valanciunas, Ross 8), Indiana 60 (West 12). Assists—Toronto 18 (DeRozan 6), Indiana 17 (Stephenson 8). Total Fouls—Toronto 25, Indiana 19. A—16,147 (18,165).

Dirk Nowitzki scored 27 points and Dallas avoided its longest home losing streak in 14 years. The Mavericks had lost four straight at home, the last victory in their arena coming against Memphis the week before Christmas. Los Angeles lost for the eighth time in nine games.

Randy Foye scored a seasonhigh 23 points, connecting on seven 3-pointers, and host Denver won its third straight after an eight-game losing streak. Kenneth Faried had 21 points and 13 rebounds and Ty Lawson added 19 points and 13 assists for the Nuggets.

Manu Ginobili scored on a driving layup with 1.8 seconds left in overtime, lifting San Antonio to the road win. Mike Conley had an opportunity to win the game for Memphis, but his 25-footer fell short. Tim Duncan led the Spurs with 24 points.

Spurs 110, Grizzlies 108 (OT)
SAN ANTONIO (110) Leonard 7-9 1-3 17, Duncan 9-16 6-8 24, Ayres 1-1 0-0 2, Parker 5-12 0-0 10, Belinelli 8-15 1-2 19, Ginobili 3-12 3-5 9, Diaw 5-6 0-0 11, Mills 3-4 4-4 11, Bonner 0-0 0-0 0, Green 2-8 2-3 7. Totals 43-83 17-25 110. MEMPHIS (108) Prince 4-9 0-0 8, Randolph 7-18 3-4 17, Koufos 4-6 0-0 8, Conley 12-23 3-5 30, Miller 0-2 1-2 1, Leuer 5-7 0-0 10, Johnson 7-18 0-0 15, Davis 2-3 2-2 6, Calathes 0-3 1-2 1, Lee 5-10 0-0 12. Totals 46-99 10-15 108. San Antonio 25 28 21 24 12 —110 Memphis 22 19 23 34 10 —108 3-Point Goals—San Antonio 7-24 (Belinelli 2-4, Leonard 2-4, Mills 1-1, Diaw 1-1, Green 1-7, Parker 0-2, Ginobili 0-5), Memphis 6-17 (Conley 3-5, Lee 2-5, Johnson 1-6, Leuer 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—San Antonio 53 (Duncan 17), Memphis 53 (Leuer 9). Assists—San Antonio 24 (Parker, Ginobili 6), Memphis 22 (Conley, Johnson 5). Total Fouls—San Antonio 16, Memphis 24. Technicals—Memphis Coach Joerger. A—15,916 (18,119).

Heat 107, Pelicans 88
NEW ORLEANS (88) Aminu 3-5 0-2 6, Davis 10-18 2-2 22, Ajinca 1-2 2-2 4, Holiday 2-6 0-0 4, Gordon 6-13 1-1 15, Smith 4-11 0-0 8, Evans 4-11 4-4 13, Stiemsma 0-0 0-1 0, Roberts 3-5 4-5 10, Morrow 2-5 0-0 4, Miller 1-1 0-0 2, Withey 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 36-77 13-17 88. MIAMI (107) James 13-22 3-3 32, Lewis 1-5 0-0 2, Bosh 3-7 5-5 12, Cole 3-7 1-2 9, Wade 9-15 4-5 22, Allen 3-7 3-3 11, Beasley 0-3 1-2 1, Andersen 7-7 1-3 15, Mason Jr. 0-2 0-0 0, Haslem 0-1 0-0 0, Jones 1-2 0-0 3, Anthony 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 40-78 18-23 107. New Orleans 24 25 21 18 — 88 Miami 25 18 32 32 — 107 3-Point Goals—New Orleans 3-9 (Gordon 2-4, Evans 1-2, Morrow 0-1, Holiday 0-1, Roberts 0-1), Miami 9-27 (James 3-6, Cole 2-5, Allen 2-6, Jones 1-1, Bosh 1-2, Beasley 0-1, Wade 0-1, Mason Jr. 0-2, Lewis 0-3). Fouled Out—Beasley. Rebounds—New Orleans 43 (Davis 12), Miami 45 (Bosh 9). Assists—New Orleans 18 (Holiday 7), Miami 24 (Wade 8). Total Fouls—New Orleans 22, Miami 18. Technicals—New Orleans defensive three second, Wade. A—20,097 (19,600).

LeBron James scored 32 points and Dwyane Wade had 22 to power host Miami to the win. It was the 10th 30-point

Taj Gibson had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and the host Bulls won their first game after parting with Luol Deng in a trade. Joakim Noah added 14

At Salt Lake City, Gordon Hayward scored a career-high 37 points, including Utah’s final 17 points, to overcome Kevin Durant’s 48 points and lead the Jazz.

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PHOENIX (87) Tucker 1-2 2-2 4, Frye 5-11 0-0 11, Plumlee 5-11 1-2 11, Dragic 8-17 3-3 21, Green 6-16 0-0 15, Mark.Morris 2-9 2-2 6, Marc.Morris 1-4 2-2 4, Len 1-1 1-2 3, Goodwin 0-1 0-0 0, Smith 4-8 2-4 10, Christmas 0-2 2-2 2. Totals 33-82 15-19 87.

Cavs acquire Deng from Bulls
EASTERN CONFERENCE TRADE: Chicago loads up on draft picks for All-Star

Maddux likely to go into Hall
From C1 crystal ball will show from the BBWAA,” Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson said, “but all indications lead us to believe that it should be a robust year.” BBWAA secretary-treasurer Jack O’Connell said last year might have been an aberration. “I’ll grant that it had an asterisk, but that’s part of the process that happens every once in a while,” he said. “I don’t expect it to be an annual thing.” Lonnie Wheeler, who collaborated with Piazza on his book, “Long Shot,” said Piazza is hopeful. “I think it’s something he takes really seriously and would be honored,” Wheeler said. “I suspect he believes he belongs in. As he should. There’s reason to believe people had time and reasons enough to re-evaluate their position and any opposition they may have had. Having that validation of what he accomplished would be a crowning end to his career. I think it might be safe to say it would mean more to him than

most, but he’s also somebody who follows the news and understands the landscape, so he wouldn’t be crushed.” Piazza’s 427 home runs are the most by a catcher in majorleague history. Piazza, who played eight of his 16 seasons with the Mets, was a 12-time All-Star and had a .308 career batting average. But Boston Globe writer Peter Abraham said some players may have gotten caught in the writers’ overwhelming condemnation of suspected PED users. “While it might be obvious for somebody like (Barry) Bonds, it’s really not obvious at all for, say, Jeff Bagwell and Mike Piazza,” Abraham said, “and for me it was unfair not to vote for somebody based solely on my suspicion.” Piazza denied steroid use in his book. Biggio, who played his entire 20-year career with the Astros and had 3,060 hits, also got caught in the crossfire, although he was never linked to

PEDs. “The talk around here was that he got lumped up with a bunch of guys who may not have been doing the right thing all the time,” Kings Park High School athletic director Dan Butler said. “(Biggio) kind of prided himself on doing the right thing all the time. People kind of feel like he may have been a victim of that a little bit. We’re a little biased, but we think his numbers speak for themselves. “For us, it’s great that we know he came from here. It’s something great for our kids here to say this guy sat where you did, he went to class where you did and look at what he was able to accomplish.” Biggio, the former high school baseball coach at St. Thomas in Houston, still drops by there regularly. No one at the school expects him to go 0-for2 in his Hall of Fame quest. “We all like his chances this year,” St. Thomas assistant coach Ryan Lousteau said. “There’s a lot of buzz around here.”

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — With their season quickly sliding toward yet another trip to the NBA lottery, the Cleveland Cavaliers had to do something to slow their freefall toward irrelevance. They needed a scorer, a defender, a leader, and perhaps most importantly, someone to show their young players how to win. Luol Deng fills every hole. The Cavs acquired Deng, a twotime All-Star small forward with Chicago, Deng early Tuesday in a trade from the Bulls for Andrew Bynum, the enigmatic center whom Cleveland signed to a unique contract during the summer but recently dismissed for detrimental conduct. In Deng, the Cavs believe they’re getting a multi-faceted player. Cleveland also gave Chicago a first-round pick from Sacramento, two second-round selections and gave the Bulls the right to swap first-round choices in 2015 if the Cavs are not in the lottery. As expected, the Bulls waived Bynum, who has chronically bad knees and has played just 24 games the past two seasons.

Bynum was due another $6 million on $24 million, two-year contract he signed with Cleveland in July, and the Bulls would have had to pay him if he was kept past Tuesday at 5 p.m. Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert vowed the team would never be in the lottery again after it picked first last year. But at just 11-23, the Cavs are on their way to missing the postseason again after losing eight of nine heading into Tuesday’s game against Philadelphia. Deng, a 10-year veteran, brings an abundance of talent to a young Cavs team that never adjusted to Bynum and has been beset by other personality issues in its locker room. Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant was reportedly close to sending Bynum to the Los Angeles Lakers, who need to cut cap space to avoid paying the luxury tax. Unable to strike a deal with the Lakers, Grant turned to the Bulls, whose season has been uprooted by star guard Derrick Rose’s injury, and landed Deng, who is averaging 19 points and 6.9 rebounds. Bynum’s exit ends a strange sage in Cleveland for the former All-Star, who played seven seasons with the Lakers before he was traded to Philadelphia in 2020. He never played one second for the Sixers and the

Cavs were the only team willing to take him on as a free agent. Bynum worked himself back into shape and was on the floor opening night, months earlier than most expected.

The Memphis Grizzlies have acquired guard Courtney Lee and have sent guard Jerryd Bayless to the Boston Celtics as part of a three-team trade that also includes the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Grizzlies get Lee and a 2016 second-round draft pick from Boston. The Celtics get Bayless and also receive forward Ryan Gomes from Oklahoma City. The Thunder receive a conditional 2017 second-round draft pick from Memphis. The 28-year-old Lee has averaged 7.4 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 16.8 minutes per game this season. The 6-foot-5 guard is shooting 44.2 percent from 3-point range. The 25-year-old Bayless is shooting 37.7 percent.

Deron Williams will miss the Nets’ game against the Warriors tonight after receiving treatment for his chronically injured ankles. Williams was diagnosed Monday with a sprained left ankle, and the Nets said he was treated with a cortisone shot in the ankle joint.


Auburn leaves season with high hopes for ’14
MALZAHN GETS CREDIT: Tigers rebounded quickly after 2012

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — The Auburn Tigers know there’s only one way to top this season. The Tigers came within 13 seconds of completing the biggest turnaround in college football history, winning a national championship and slapping a triumphant ending on a fairytale season. Instead, they were left with a 34-31 defeat to Florida State and contemplating next season’s mission. “To finish it off,” tailback Tre Mason said. “Do whatever it takes to finish. We made it all the way here and we let up off the gas pedal. Next time we need to crank it up to another gear and finish this thing off right.” It remains to be seen if the Heisman Trophy finalist and near-hero of the title game will be around to help bring that to fruition. Mason is considering joining All-Southeastern Conference left tackle Greg Robinson in leaving early to enter the NFL draft. Robinson announced his decision on Tuesday. Even if Mason turns pro, the Tigers (12-2) won’t be sneaking up on anybody after finishing

with a No. 2 ranking. With quarterback Nick Marshall leading the way, Auburn could well be regarded as an SEC and national title contender again. Certainly, Gus Malzahn’s team raised the bar back to its perch from that 2010 national championship in his first season. “We’re going up,” Malzahn said. “The experience that we had and we’ve got most of our guys coming back, recruiting is going great. Our goal is to get back here, and I really believe we’ll do it.” His uptempo offense set school marks for total and rushing yards and became the first SEC team to lead the nation in rushing. The Tigers matched the 2000 Hawaii team for the biggest rebound after going 3-9 in 2012. Jameis Winston dashed the Tigers’ title hopes with an 80-yard drive and 2-yard touchdown pass to Kelvin Benjamin with 13 seconds left. Top receiver Sammie Coates, center Reese Dismukes and leading tackler linebacker Cassanova McKinzy and defensive tackle Gabe Wright are returning. So are promising freshman

defensive linemen Carl Lawson and Montravius Adams, and projected defensive starters Jeff Whitaker and Justin Garrett are back after missing the season with injuries. For the first time in Malzahn’s college career, he could have the same starting quarterback two years in a row. Marshall got better at running the offense as the season went along. He passed for 1,976 yards and ran for 1,068, accounting for 26 total touchdowns. A team that was picked to finish fifth in the SEC West might be in the vicinity of that in the preseason national rankings. “I’m not sure Top 10, Top 5, whatever,” tight end C.J. Uzomah said. “Even if they put us down further, that’s not going to bother anybody. We know that we have to do what we do. We’re going to have an unbelievable offseason. “Nick hasn’t even been in the system for a year. Having him coming back is going to be amazing. The players that we have coming back, they’re going to be difference makers. We’re going to have to have a really good offseason and get back to this place.”


Auburn’s Kris Frost tackles Florida State’s Jameis Winston on a run in Monday’s National Championship college football game at Pasadena, Calif. Auburn fell to Florida State in the title game.

Mason broke Bo Jackson’s single-season Auburn rushing mark with 1,816 yards, including a tackle-breaking 37-yard touchdown with 1:19 left to give Auburn a 31-27 lead. Mason said leaving would be tough, but he plans to talk with his family before making a decision. He said Malzahn told the Tigers after the game “how proud he was of us, and to wait until everyone calmed down to ac-

tually realize what we accomplished.” “Not many people in the world could accomplish what we did this year coming off a 3-9 season,” Mason said. “We’re still blessed to be in the position. That’s why I love coach Malzahn. That’s why making this decision coming in the future, that’s going to make it a little harder. Playing for a guy like that is just a great opportunity.”

The Tigers enter the offseason brimming with confidence instead of having to mend bruised psyches like last year. Now, the goal is to build on a season. “I know this is a team of fighters and workers,” Wright said. “I really hope they feed off this. We’ll soak it up. We’ll get back to work. We trust in our coaches. They got us this far, along with the seniors. We won’t stop believing now.”

Florida State breaks SEC run
FINAL ASSOCIATED PRESS POLL: Conference’s seven-year streak halted

PASADENA, Calif. — Move over SEC. Florida State is back on top. Florida State finished No. 1 in the final Associated Press college football poll, ending the Southeastern Conference’s record streak of seven national championships. The Seminoles received all 60 first-place votes from the media panel after beating Auburn 34-31 in the BCS championship game on Monday night in the Rose Bowl. Florida State’s third AP national title (1993 and ‘99) ties it

for ninth-most with rival Florida and Texas. The Tigers (12-2) finished second in their extraordinary turnaround season, but for the first time since Texas was No. 1 in 2005, the Southeastern Conference is not on top of the final rankings. Michigan State was third, followed by South Carolina and Missouri. Oklahoma finished sixth and Alabama was No. 7. So the SEC will have to settle for having four teams in the top seven. The SEC has seven ranked teams overall with No. 14 LSU, No. 18 Texas A&M and

No. 24 Vanderbilt. No. 8 Clemson, Oregon and UCF completed the top 10. UCF has never been ranked higher. No. 11 Stanford, No. 12 Ohio State and No. 13 Baylor finished outside the top 10 after spending much of the season in the elite group. No. 15 Louisville was followed by UCLA and Oklahoma State. Southern California is 19th and Pac-12 rival Arizona State is 20th. The final five were Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Duke, Vanderbilt and Washington.

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From C1 leadership and develop that, and that’s going to be our challenge now. “It’s how hungry can you stay to be able to do it over and over again, and that’s going to be the challenge and our mindset and that’s going to be my temperament going in, to be able to set that stage so we can do that and stay on top and be very competitive at the top.” “That’s our nature as humans, it’s not too grind, it’s not to push. That’s why there is only one champion at the end,” he said. Fisher did get a chance to savor the moment late after the game, surrounded by friends and family in his hotel room. He sat half asleep in a chair, exhausted, and nursed a pulled hamstring he sustained running down the sideline and chasing an official after Auburn wasn’t called for a horse collar tackle at the end of a catchand-run by Rashad Green late in the game. “You feel like you want to sleep for about a week after these seasons,” Fisher said. “We’ll get back tomorrow and give the staff a day or so and then we’ll get back recruiting and we got to get going. “It’s time for another one,” he said. Twenty years after Florida State won its first national championship under Bowden, the Seminoles won the third in school history with his successor. The Seminoles broke a string of seven consecutive national champions from the SEC. Now Fisher and Bowden both have an undefeated season on their resumes. “It’s kind of fitting to me,” Fisher said. “It was Miami and Florida State every year. They had the teams. They were in it, the Nebraskas, the Oklahomas. The SEC couldn’t get in it. “ But I think it’s very fitting that Florida State come full circle back and like I say, maybe we don’t play in the SEC but we play in the South and we’ve got good football.” “It’s like the reckoning. Things are getting back in order again,” he said.

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SUZUKI GRAND VITARA 4x4, 2011. #1505C. 4 cyl., auto, air, cruise, power windows & locks, 40,925 mi., $12,395 plus tax, title EXPEDITION EDDIE & reg. Caskinette's Lofink BAUER, 2008. 4x4. Ford, 315-493-1360. #1640B. 8 cyl., auto, air, cruise, SYNC, Navigation, CD/MP3 player, power Trucks for Sale leather, heated/cooled 955 memory seats, moonroof, windows, locks & mirrors, reverse sensing, running TOYOTA TACOMA- 2001. boards, tow pkg., 3rd row 4WD., extra cab, only 54K seat, 62,380 mi., $21,643 mi. New frame, bedliner, plus tax, title & reg. Cas- great cond., 5 spd., 4 cyl. kinette's Lofink Ford, 315- 2.4L. Asking $10,900. Call 493-1360. 315-767-5694

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PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of Formation of PROFORMA PRODUCTS, L.L.C. Arts of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/10/2013. Office location: Jefferson County. Princ. Office of LLC: 215 Washington Street,Ste 217, Watertown,NY 13601. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. Office. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
THE DOTTIE CLARK TRUST FOUNDATION records for the year ending Aug. 2013 are available to anyone for review with 24 hrs notice at the Residence of 207 Wealtha Ave., Apt. 640A, Watertown, N.Y., 13601. 315-6616860

400 LB ROUND bales, GUN COLLECTION: $10/ea, 126 available, call Browning Sweet 16, Bel(315)629-1713. gian, plain barrel (1967) $850. Marlin 99C semiauto & Garden .22LR $125. Remington 672 Lawn 11 semiauto shotgun Equip/Services Model 12 GA, plain barrel (cracked EAST COAST Tree forearm) (1930's?) $250. Winchester Model 94 32 Care-15 years experience, Win. Special (1929) $1250. free estimates, fully in- Winchester Model 94 30-30 NOTICE OF RESOLUTION sured, tree trimming and cal (1974) $350. All excelSUBJECT TO PERMISSIVE tree removal, storm dam- lent except as noted. NICS REFERENDUM background checks providage. Call 585-410-9716 Notice is hereby given that ed. 315-771-1775.
the Town Board of the Town of Pierrepont, County of St. Lawrence, State of New York, at a regular board meeting thereof, held on the 30th day of December, 2013 duly adopted a resolution, subject to permissive referendum, an abstract of which is as follows: A resolution providing that, subject to permissive referendum, an underground portion of the real property acquired by the Town of Pierrepont, by deed recorded in the Office of the St. Lawrence County Clerk as Instrument No: 1999-00000919 and known as Tax Map No. 76-084-1-16.2 located in said Town is surplus property, not required for any public purpose and therefore shall be licensed for use by Helping Hands of Potsdam, Inc. A full copy of the resolution is available for public inspection at the Town of Pierrepont Clerk's Office. By order of the Town Board of the Town of Pierrepont, New York. BY: A vote of 5 yes, 0 no Melanie J. Thomas, Town Clerk

DAZON MOPED 2006 Sicilian 125, silver, low miles, GC., needs battery. $500/obo. Call after 2:00pm. 315-222-5834

TOYOTA SCION TC, 2011. #1228B. 4 cyl., 6 spd., air, cruise, CD/MP3 player, power windows, SKIDOO 800 Renegade- locks & mirrors, 39,888 mi., 2010. 3800 miles, excellent $14,500 plus tax, title & condition. $5700. Call 315- reg. Caskinette's Lofink 486-0556. Ford, 315-493-1360.




ICE ARMOUR- size large w/ bibs, jacket & gloves. New, never used. Black & grey color. $385 new, selling for $250. 315298-4138

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VW JETTA 2.5L SE, 2012. #1284B. 5 cyl., auto, air, cruise, leather, seats, power windows & locks, 26,988mi., $13,817 plus tax, title & reg. Caskinette's Lofink Ford, 315-493-1360.

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Your Horoscope

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8 Born today, you are a hard working, forwardthinking, visionary individual for whom the here and now is something that can be improved upon in dramatic fashion, day after day. You're determined to make an impact as one who contributes to this improvement in no uncertain terms, taking advantage of your own unique talents and doing things in a way that is uniquely your own. You are no copycat, but you prefer instead to leave your own footprints along a trail that has never been explored before.Although you know there is a greater chance of failure doing things this way, it is the only way you know how to do them! You can be an instrument of good, or an instrument of bad -- a promoter of light or of dark. The decision, of course, is entirely up to you, but know this: You are never likely to find yourself in a position that makes it impossible to change your mind, reverse course and do things a different way. Also born on this date are: Elvis Presley, singersongwriter and musician; Stephen Hawking, physicist; David Bowie, singer and actor; Kim Jong-Un, politician; Bob Eubanks, game show host; Yvette Mimieux, actress; Larry Storch, actor; Ron Moody, actor; Jose Ferrer, actor; James Longstreet,Confederate general;Bill Graham,music promoter. To see what is in store for you tomorrow, find your birthday and read the corresponding paragraph. Let your birthday star be your daily guide. THURSDAY, JANUARY 9 CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may have to break a rule or two in order to have things as you want them. Don't tell anyone, or everyone will want to do the same! AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You will impress those around you with your independent spirit, but at certain points, you'll want to do what you are told! PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You are eager to see some improvement in your own personal situation and in the situations governing those around you. Make it happen! ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Don't feel as though you have to smooth the way for someone whose approach is more aggressive than your own. Focus on your own needs. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You're going to have to make room for others throughout your day, literally and figuratively. Much depends on a gracious state of mind. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Things are likely to get quite busy during the first part of the day, and the momentum will have to be maintained for quite some time. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may be feeling threatened somehow by the development of a situation that was not of your making. Avoid becoming too defensive. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Communication is the key. Much depends on your ability to answer questions simply and directly. Don't let yourself be distracted. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You're not doing anything at this time that you were not in some way meant to do -- or are you? Only you can judge, but do so honestly! LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- A certain sacrifice may be required of you, but you'll be ready to make it willingly when the time comes. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Routine provides you with a certain comfort. When the unusual presents itself, you may find your stress level rising considerably.SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -You should be able to get things done according to schedule, but tending to an unexpected personal need may delay you just a bit.
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It’s the music that moves ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ and the Coens
One of the most beguiling folk records of the year has the bonus of ferrying along a Joel and Ethan Coen plot line. The songs within the brothers’ new “Inside Llewyn Davis” move from balladry to blues to ancient British folk, adding an extra layer of lyricism and revealing a portal to another storytelling realm. The selections and performances highlight a moment when a perfectly realized stanza sung honestly in a smoky cafe could produce an audible gasp, reverberate throughout New York’s Greenwich Village and, with luck or if your name were Bob Dylan, American culture. At the center of the story, set

The Coens’ best musical placements over the years are so memorable that they deserve their own super-cut.
album cover supplied many of the period details for the Coens’ fictional story. “Hang Me,” the most recent of a series of songs that the Coens have plucked from relative obscurity to create fresh filmic moments, is sung from the perspective of a rebel who “went up to the mountain, that’s where I made my stand” and, having apparently failed, is bound for the noose. Even more than the Coens’ ode to rural country music, “O Brother, Where Art Thou,” whose protagonists fall into the music business by happenstance, “Inside Llewyn Davis” examines an occupation, singing and songwriting, with wry affection. Joel Coen told me during a recent conversation that the new movie, on which they collaborated with music producer T Bone Burnett, is the product of “a funny conversation that we’ve been having with T Bone for decades, from project to project, starting with ‘The Big Lebowski.’” As such, it’s a revelatory, loving and sometimes absurd


Oscar Isaac, left, and Justin Timberlake star in ‘Inisde Llewyn Davis.’

in 1961, is the singer Llewyn Davis, an expert but oft-unlikable artist, and a few pivotal performances, most significantly of “Hang Me, Oh Hang

Me,” a song brought to prominence by singer Dave Van Ronk. Ronk’s memoir, “The Mayor of MacDougal Street,” and “Inside Dave Van Ronk”

look at the life of the musician, with a curated playlist starring actor-singers Oscar Isaac, Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan and others. Moving in unison with the action during sets and sessions, the music scores our antihero’s circular journey from Greenwich Village to Chicago and back again. The Coens’ precise touch is captured, for example, in a notable absence: a spectral Bob Dylan, then a freshman on the scene whose arrival and impending fame are only suggested. At the beginning, we briefly hear him tuning his guitar onstage, but the Coens are following another touched singer, so the action moves elsewhere. That single shot teases a big See ‘LLEWYN’ D6

A little help from Apps
Another year, another set of New Year’s resolutions. Here are three free smartphone apps that can guide you in your quest for improvement: Mynd: If your goal is to become organized, consider this calendar app your very own personal assistant. Mynd starts your day by showing the weather forecast, your number of commitments and locations for each meeting. It syncs with your GPS, gives you step-bystep directions, tells when you need to leave for each meeting and displays traffic alerts. For iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Yummly: Yummly lets dieters scroll through photos of delectable-looking dishes and cocktails and collect healthful recipes based on their tastes, allergies and other preferences. You can set filters that will display only vegetarian or glutenfree recipes or dishes that require no more than 20 minutes to prepare. More than 1 million recipes are available. For iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Lift: Whether your goal is to drink more water or finally start that novel you’ve been meaning to write, this daily motivation app will give you just the nudge you need to succeed. Create your own resolution or search through ones created by others, such as “Six weeks to a half marathon” or “Stop being a workaholic.” Long-term goals offer daily instructional tips to help you achieve a little at a time. Lift tracks your progress and lets you connect with friends to track theirs too. For iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android.


Detroit’s blight-seers
Some see tours of city’s ruins as opportunity, while others see moral bankruptcy


‘SNL’ gets Sasheer
NBC’s comic institution “Saturday Night Live,” criticized recently for a lack of diversity, said on Monday that it was adding a black woman to its repertory cast when new episodes start again later this month. Sasheer Zamata, who graduated from the University of Virginia in 2008 and has worked with the New York Upright Citizens Brigade comedy troupe, will join “SNL” for the Jan. 18 episode, for which Drake is the host and musical guest. Zamata, 27, is from Indianapolis. The 137 regular cast members who have been part of “Saturday Night Live” since its 1975 debut have been mostly white and have included only four black women.

ETROIT — He’d heard stories of ruin and blight, but that didn’t prepare Oliver Kearney for what he saw: Prostitutes roaming the streets at 8 a.m., rubble-strewn parking lots overrun with weeds, buildings taken over by bright pink graffiti, the message scrawled on blackboards in deserted schools: “I will not write in vacant buildings.” He took 2,000 photographs his first day. “No other American city has seen decline on this scale,” Kearney said. “It’s really a once-in-a-lifetime thing you’re going to see.” And he saw it all on a tour. Kearney, an 18-year-old aspiring architect, persuaded his father to travel with him from Britain to Detroit to participate in one of the city’s few burgeoning industries: tours of abandoned factories, churches and schools. Led by tour guide Jesse Welter, they crawled on their hands and knees to peek inside a train station closed long ago; they squeezed through a gap in a fence to climb the stairs of what was once a luxury high-rise; they ducked under crumbling doorways to see a forgotten ballroom where the Who held its first U.S. concert. “In Detroit, you can relate, you can see traces of what’s happened, you can really feel the history of a city,” Kearney said. “In Europe, when things become derelict, they’ll demolish them.” That’s not possible here. The city estimates it has 78,000 vacant structures, and demolishing each derelict residential building costs $8,000 — money the bankrupt city can’t afford.


The Packard Automotive Plant is just one of thousands of ruins and vacant structures in the city of Detroit.

The city says that 85 percent of its 142.9 square miles had “experienced population decline” over the last decade, and efforts to persuade investors to buy commercial buildings and rehabilitate them have been mixed, at best. For example, plans to turn the Michigan Central Depot, a once-grand train station, into a casino and then into police headquarters have gone nowhere and it’s stood empty since 1988. Photographers have flocked to the city to capture the decline; two French photographers even produced a book, “The Ruins of Detroit.” But since the city declared

bankruptcy in July, hotels say they’ve seen an uptick in visitors inquiring about the ruins. So have restaurants in the up-and-coming district of Corktown, near the abandoned train station. Welter, 42, says he had to buy a 12-seat van to accommodate the growing interest. Welter once was an aircraft mechanic and then an ATM repairman. He dabbled in photography and began venturing into the city from his home in the suburb of Royal Oak, taking pictures of derelict buildings and selling the shots at an artists market.

Big applause for ‘Abbey’
“Downton Abbey” drew a record-breaking audience for Sunday’s much-anticipated season premiere. Up 22 percent from the third season premiere, the episode was the highestrated drama in PBS’s history. The fourth-season debut of the lush British miniseries by WGBH Boston attracted 10.2 million viewers, according to Nielsen Fast National data.

The photos, though grim, brought back sweet memories: Viewers would remember passing through the train station in its glory, or recall photographs of their grandparents honeymooning at a posh hotel, depicted in Welter’s photos as a decaying tower. Welter figured that if other people were interested in seeing the buildings, he could guide them around and, perhaps more important, keep them safe. In October, two tourists were carjacked while visiting an abandoned factory; others have been assaulted there. Welter guided his first tour in late 2011, but the business has really picked up. His clients pay $45 for a three-hour tour and explore some of Detroit’s most famously blighted structures: the Packard Automotive Plant, the train station and the East Grand Boulevard Methodist Church, which features peeling paint and vast balconies. Welter, who is bearded and slim, knows how to sneak into buildings closed to the public. He knows which neighborhoods are plagued by packs of feral dogs, and which ramshackle building contains a recording studio with equipment still set up as if its occupants just left for lunch. He knows the churches so well that he helped a young couple find an abandoned one in which to conduct their wedding. It’s not legal, per se, to enter these buildings. Police will give $225 tickets for trespassing if people enter schools, Welter says, but have otherwise told him they don’t mind him See DETROIT D6


The sun sets on the city of Detroit, which a few months ago was granted Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection by a federal judge.

D2 Wednesday, January 8, 2014


Karma Zumba: Noon to 1 p.m. today, 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Newell Fitness Center, St. Lawrence University, 23 Romoda Drive. Pay-what-you-want fitness program. Benefits Kick It for a Cause, supporting Zachary Hamilton, 12, Canton, who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. Information: events/767271973286253. Center, 1000 Park St. All presenting donors in January will receive a voucher for a free pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. Information, appointments: 1-800-RED CROSS or

Book discussion: Sponsored by St. Lawrence County Branch, American Association of University Women, noon today, Potsdam Public Library, 2 Park St. “The White Queen: A Novel (The Cousins’ War)” by Phillippa Gregory. Bring bag lunch. Information: Pat Musante, 2657230. Writer’s Club with author AJ Best:6 to 8 p.m. today, Downtown Snell Hall, 41 Elm St. For 16 and older. Share recent writings, request critiques and work on current projects. Free. Bring writing supplies. Information: 265-6860 or www.

Cape Vincent
Book discussion group: 1 p.m. today, Cape Vincent Community Library, 157 N. Real St. Information: 654-2132, 6542481.

DeKalb Junction
Amvets events: Amvets Post 11, 4348 Route 11. Today, lunch and dinner special, noon to 7 p.m., acoustic jam session hosted by Dan Cole, 7 to 9 p.m.

Line dance classes: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., today, American Legion Post 61, 138 Sterling St. Cost: $4 per lesson, per person. Information: Jean Reynolds, 7824262. Nature’s Nursery: For children 2 and 3

How to submit events To submit items for What’s Happening daily calendar of events: * Visit our Web site,, and click on events, then click on submit events and fill out form. (You must register, but it’s quick and easy.) * E-mail to * Drop off or mail information to News Clerks, Watertown Daily Times, 260 Washington St., Watertown NY 13601. The name and telephone number of a contact person must be included. Submissions should be received by the Times at least two weeks before the date of publication. Calendars are compiled several days in advance. Digital or printed photos may be submitted to promote events. Digital photos must be high-resolution. Photos will be used as space and time permit. If you would like a print returned, include a stamped, self-addressed envelope and clearly label the back of the photo. If requested, photos will be held for pickup in the Times library for 30 days after publication. Otherwise, they will not be saved.
years old, 10 a.m. today, New York State Zoo at Thompson Park. Cost: $7; members, $5. Information: 782-6180. Scrapbooking: Sponsored by Flower Memorial Library, 6 to 7 p.m. today, the library, 229 Washington St. Bring own scrapbook. Basic materials provided. Free. Adult only program. Information:

785-7715. Wake-N-Skate boot camp: 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. today, Watertown Municipal Ice Arena, 600 William T. Field Drive. Cost: $20, city residents; $50, noncity. Professional instruction provided. For experienced skaters. Requires ice skates and helmet. Skate rentals, $2. Registration required:

Fort Drum
Blood drive: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, lounges, USO Fort Drum, 10502 S. Riva Ridge Loop. All presenting donors in January will receive a voucher for a free pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. Information, appointments: 1-800-RED CROSS or

Stone soup supper: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Trinity Episcopal Church, 5411 Trinity Ave. Chili and hot dogs. Free. Information: 376-3241.

“A Year of Intentional Living” retreats: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday , Park Place. Coach: Linda Potter. Cost: $85 per woman. Reservations: 386-4364, Information:

Pregnancy Yoga classes: Taught by Terry de la Vega, Kripalu Yoga instructor, 5:30 to 7 p.m. starting Thursday, Head Start room, First Presbyterian Church, 42 Elm St. Cost: Eight classes, $80, or $15 per class to drop in. Information registration: 265-5732,

Book Signing - Ellen Marie Wiseman to Release Second Book!: 7 p.m. Thursday, Lyme Free Library, 12165 Route 12E. New book “What She Left Behind,” to be released Dec. 31. Information: 649-5454,

Chicken and biscuit dinner: Sponsored by Bethany United Methodist Church, 5 p.m. Thursday, the church, 214 W. Lynde St. Takeouts: 4:30 p.m. Cost: $9; children, $6. Information: 788-7791.

Blood drive: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, media room, BOCES Northwest Technical

Designer Ralph Lauren’s niece slapped with ‘air rage’ charges

CELEBRITIES Filipino diva wows Israel on ‘X-Factor’
A 47-year-old Filipino caregiver has emerged as the newest star of Israeli reality television, putting a human face on the thousands of foreign workers who toil away in menial, backFostanes breaking jobs in the country. Israeli viewers of the country’s myriad reality shows have grown accustomed to successful candidates from various backgrounds, including black-clad ultra-Orthodox Jews, Ethiopian immigrants and a German convert to Judaism who became a celebrity chef. But they’ve never seen someone like Rose Fostanes before. The diminutive woman with a booming voice has taken “X-Factor Israel” by storm and emerged as a national phenomenon. Known simply as “Rose,” she is mobbed by fans wherever she goes. “It’s a big change in my life because before nobody recognized me, nobody knew me. But now everybody, I think everybody in Israel knows my name. And it is very funny,” she said. Fostanes arrived six years ago to work as a caregiver so, like millions of other Filipino workers around the world, she could send money back home to her family and her girlfriend. She spends her days caring and cleaning for an ailing woman in her 50s. To save money, Fostanes lives in a crowded apartment in south Tel Aviv, a downtrodden area inhabited by foreign laborers, with seven others. Several months ago, a friend encouraged Fostanes to enter the “X-Factor” competition, a popular show hosted by Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli. Standing just 4 feet, 11 inches, Fostanes has captured her audiences’ hearts with a surprisingly strong and soulful voice, belting out such hits as Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and Lady Gaga’s “You and I.” She is among the final five contestants and widely seen as a favorite.

DUBLIN — The niece of fashion designer Ralph Lauren was arraigned Tuesday on charges of being dangerously drunk, threatening and verbally abusive on a New Yorkbound plane, forcing it to land in Ireland. Jewelry designer Jenny Lauren was arrested Monday after a Delta flight from Barcelona, Spain, made an unscheduled two-hour stop at Shannon, the major airport in western Ireland, to remove her from the plane. Lauren, 41, swore an oath on a Bible, then confirmed her name, American nationality and passport details. She offered no plea to three charges: making threats and abusive comments, exhibiting drunkenness severe enough to pose a danger to herself and others, and behaving in an obnoxious and offensive fashion. The judge, Patrick Durcan, freed her on bail of $3,400. She was ordered to stay at a hotel in the town of Shannon, report to its police station and surrender her passport. Lauren’s New York-based team of lawyers said she intended to plead guilty to all three counts Wednesday at a courthouse in the nearby town of Ennis. The Irish law governing “air rage” cases gives wide latitude to the judge to impose sentences ranging from probation to, in cases of hijacking, life in prison. But court officials said the typical handling of cases like Lauren’s involve imposition of a cash fine and a suspended sentence. Lauren covered her face from photographers and was driven away in a sports utility vehicle with dark-tinted windows.

fore, most films presented have been directed by men. Festival director Gilles Jacob, in a statement, describes Campion as “a true master,” who wowed juries with films “shot through with such courage and humanity and captured such a unique world.” The film fest runs from May 14 to 25.


Jenny Lauren arrives Tuesday at Killaloe District Court in Ireland.

Tuesday’s makeshift court session was held in a pub in the riverside village of Ballina, County Tipperary, some 20 miles east of the airport. While western Ireland has several official court buildings, junior judges often travel roving circuits and hold weekly hearings in different public houses in outlying villages, to make it easier for residents of rural areas to attend. Police officer Yvette Walsh testified that Lauren told officers as they were explaining the reasons for her arrest: “Can you say that in English, please?” English is the universally spoken language in Ireland.

“The Queen Latifah Show,” the freshman syndicated talker from Sony Pictures Television, has been renewed for a second season on CBS stations. At a time when just about everyone is entering the daytime talk show arena, the offering featuring the singer-actress

has managed to hold its own amid the competitive clutter. It debuted last September to a strong 1.7 rating — putting it just behind Katie Couric’s talk show (which will end its run this summer after two seasons) as the top talker entry since “Dr. Oz” in 2009. So far, it remains the No. 1 new talk show, beating out “Real Housewives” alum Bethenny Frankel. This marks Queen Latifah’s second attempt as a talk-show host. Her last outing, which was distributed by Warner Bros., ran from 1999 to 2001. “Unlike before, now it’s a set intention of what I really want to do,” Latifah, whose real name is Dana Owens, told the Los Angeles Times of her current venture. “I’m in a different place in my life. I had a lot more zipping around the globe to do back then. I’m a bit more settled now, and I’ve learned a lot in life that has brought me to a place where I feel more comfortable in my skin.”

Director Jane Campion, the only woman to have won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival, will lead the jury for Campion the prestigious event this year. Festival organizers announced Tuesday that Campion will succeed Steven Spielberg, who led the jury last year. New Zealander Campion was awarded the Palme d’Or prize in 1993 for “The Piano,” and earlier won Cannes’s top short film award. While several women have presided the jury be-

Jerry Seinfeld apparently has teamed up with his “Seinfeld” co-creator Larry David for a new project. Seinfeld participated in a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” Q&A on Monday to promote his Seinfeld new Web series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” During the online discussion, he was asked about his friendship with “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star David, his cocreator of the iconic 1990s “Seinfeld” sitcom. In response to a question about the most mundane thing David and Seinfeld ever obsessed over, he wrote, “We never obsess over anything that isn’t mundane. Most recent was intentional mumbling. We wrote this script for this thing that you will eventually see but I can’t reveal what it is at this time. All I can do is tell you is that it’s big, huge, gigantic. Even bigger than that Amazon package.”

LOOKING AHEAD Helping Others
Helping others
Blood drives
Alexandria Bay
Blood drive: 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, banquet room, American Legion Post 904, 9 Rock St. All presenting donors in January will receive a voucher for a free pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. Information, appointments: 1-800-RED CROSS or appointments: 1-800-RED CROSS or

Looking Ahead calendars of event listings are published Mondays through Saturdays in Currents. Various upcoming events will be promoted weekly:

Old Forge
Blood drive: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, gym, Town of Webb Park Avenue Building, 130 Park Ave. All presenting donors in January will receive a voucher for a free pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. Information, appointments: 1-800-RED CROSS or

appointments: 1-800-RED CROSS or

Blood drive: 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, fellowship hall, Airport Christian Fellowship, 17315 Route 12F. All presenting donors in January will receive a voucher for a free pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. Information, appointments: 1-800-RED CROSS or

Sackets Harbor
Blood drive: 1 to 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, community room, American Legion Post 1757, 209 Ambrose St. All presenting donors in January will receive a voucher for a free pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. Information, appointments: 1-800-RED CROSS or

Fort Drum
Blood drive: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, lounges, USO Fort Drum, 10502 S. Riva Ridge Loop. All presenting donors in January will receive a voucher for a free pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. Information, appointments: 1-800-RED CROSS or

Blood drive: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, meeting room, Constableville Volunteer Fire Department, 3059 Main St. All presenting donors in January will receive a voucher for a free pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. Information, appointments: 1-800-RED CROSS or

Blood drive: 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 18, April 15, June 10, Aug. 12, Oct. 21 and Dec. 16, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 100 W. Main St. Information: Nancy Fuller, 287-0118.

MONDAYS: concerts, stage shows, art exhibits and exhibitions. TUESDAYS: meals by community groups, auctions, bazaars, craft fairs and sales. WEDNESDAYS:blood drives, clothing thrift shops, donations, food banks, fundraisers, support group activities an’d volunteer training. THURSDAYS:bingo, competitions and pageants, festivals & fairs, games, health & fitness, history-related events, nature, sports and trips & tours. FRIDAYS: community celebrations, ceremonies, holiday events, special religious services, cleanups, nominations, open houses, parades, pets, politics, reunions, senior citizens’ and singles’ activities, and testimonials. SATURDAYS:children’s library or school events, learning assistance groups, classes, workshops, demonstrations, displays, exams, school events and registrations, scholarships and seminars.
Send information about your event to News Clerks, 260 Washington St., Watertown, N.Y., 13601 or to News Clerk, 75 Main St., Canton, N.Y. 13617 or email to or go to and click the “send us events information” link. Information must be submitted in writing and must include the name and telephone number of a contact person. Your information should arrive at the Times at least two weeks before publication. High-quality photographs are welcomed and will be used as space is available. donors in January will receive a voucher for a free pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. Information, appointments: 1-800-RED CROSS or Tuesday, Jan. 28, Ogdensburg First Presbyterian Church, 423 Ford St. All presenting donors in January will receive a voucher for a free pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. Information, appointments: 1-800-RED CROSS or

Blood drive: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, community room, Parish Volunteer Fire Company, 16 Union St. All presenting donors in January will receive a voucher for a free pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. Information, appointments: 1-800-RED CROSS or

Sandy Creek
Blood drive: 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, fellowship hall, Sandy Creek United Methodist Church, 2031 Harwood Drive. All presenting donors in January will receive a voucher for a free pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. Information, appointments: 1-800-RED CROSS or

Blood drive: 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, lawn and garden, Walmart, 7494 Route 11. All presenting donors in January will receive a voucher for a free pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. Information, appointments: 1-800-RED CROSS or Blood drive: Noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, gym, Potsdam High School, 29 Leroy St. All presenting donors in January will receive a voucher for a free pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. Information, appointments: 1-800-RED CROSS or Blood drive: 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, fellowship room, First Presbyterian Church, 42 Elm St. All presenting donors in January will receive a voucher for a free pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. Information,

Three Mile Bay
Blood drive: 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, community room, Three Mile Bay Fire Department, 8581 Route 12E. All presenting donors in January will receive a voucher for a free pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. Information, appointments: 1-800-RED CROSS or

Blood drive: 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, hall, Copenhagen Fire Department, Route 12 and Main Street. All presenting donors in January will receive a voucher for a free pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. Information, appointments: 1-800-RED CROSS or

Blood drive: 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, space 411, St. Lawrence Centre, 6100 Route 37. All presenting donors in January will receive a voucher for a free pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. Information, appointments: 1-800-RED CROSS or

Blood drive: 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, banquet room, American Legion Post 420, 23 Fenton St. All presenting donors in January will receive a voucher for a free pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. Information, appointments: 1-800-RED CROSS or

Blood drive: 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, banquet room, American Legion Post 1663. All presenting donors in January will receive a voucher for a free pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. Information,

Blood drive: 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, banquet room, American Legion Post 925, 2 E. High St. All presenting

Blood drive: 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Blood drive: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


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LOOKING AHEAD Helping Others
Wednesday, Jan. 15, bloodmobile, Dunkin’ Donuts, 1250 Arsenal St. All presenting donors in January will receive a voucher for a free pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. Information, appointments: 1-800-RED CROSS or Blood drive: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, bloodmobile, Ponderosa Steakhouse, 1290 Arsenal St. All presenting donors in January will receive a voucher for a free pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. Information, appointments: 1-800-RED CROSS or Blood drive: 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, fourth floor conference room, Pratt Building, Samaritan Medical Center, 830 Washington St. All presenting donors in January will receive a voucher for a free pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. Information, appointments: 1-800-RED CROSS or


TOPS 636: Weight loss support group, weigh-in, 4 p.m., meeting, 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Lowville Academy Middle School. First visit free. Information: Cheryl, 348-6345, or Pat, 376-4697. Alzheimer’s caregiver support group: 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 15, Feb. 19, Lewis County Office for the Aging, 5274 Outer Stowe St. Information: Lisa Monks, 376-5617, 1-800-272-3900,

Weight Watchers: Meets every Thursday and Saturday at Cross Current Youth Center, 56 Main St., adjacent to Town Hall. Weigh-in, 8 to 8:45 a.m.; meeting begins, 9 a.m. Saturdays. Weigh-in, 5 to 5:45 p.m.; meeting begins, 6 p.m. Thursdays. Information: Lisa, 1 (800) 651-6000. Alzheimer’s caregivers: 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 14, Feb. 11, Highland Nursing Home, 182 Highland Road. Information: Ellen Wilson and Tanya Bolia, 769-9956, 1-800-272-3900,

Karma Zumba: Noon to 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, or Zumba Gold (less intense class), 11 to 11:50 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, through Jan. 24, Newell Fitness Center, St. Lawrence University, 23 Romoda Drive. Pay-what-you-want fitness program. Benefits Kick It for a Cause, supporting Zachary Hamilton, 12, Canton, who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. Information: events/767271973286253. Glass Slipper Ball: Renewal House purple tie event, 8 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Feb. 8, The Club, 25 Court St. To benefit victims of violence in St. Lawrence County. Dancing, photo booth, silent auction, finger foods, cash bar. Music by DJ Todd Truax. Cost: $30 per person to today, $50 per person staring Thursday. Tickets at Renewal House, 3 Chapel St. Sposa Bella, 81 Main St., will donate 5 percent of any item purchased for Glass Slipper Ball to Renewal House. Information: 379-9845.

Women’s Cancer support group: 5 to 6:30 p.m. second Tuesday of the month beginning Jan. 14, Richard E. Winter Cancer Treatment Center, 5 Lyon Place. Information: 393-2314. Alzheimer’s caregivers: 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 14, Feb. 11, United Helpers Nursing Home, 8101 Route 68. Information: Melissa Burke, 3930730, ext. 422, 1-800-272-3900, Women’s cancer support group: 5 to 6:30 p.m. second Tuesday of the month, starting Jan. 14, Richard E. Winter Cancer Center, 5 Lyon Place. Information: 393-2314. Diabetes support group: 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center auditorium, 214 King St. Free. Family and friends welcome. Information: Mrs. Cole, 713-5181.

Wilson Bickford will teach an oil painting class, ‘Winter Dawn,’ from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at the West Carthage Fire Hall, Jan. 11, high school cafeteria, Potsdam Central School, 29 Leroy St. Bag sale: noon. The sale benefits Potsdam high school students participating in the French Exchange, with French students arriving in February, 2015, and Potsdam students traveling to France in April, 2015. Donations: 2:20 to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, high school cafeteria. Information: pmoosbrugger@potsdam., or 265-2000. for medical treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension. Information: 1-915-5497533.

High Street, West Carthage. The fee is $40, which includes supplies. To register, call 287-4514. King St. Free. Registration: 261-5436 or 1-888-908-2462. County Helpline: 788-2280. AA Meetings: 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, St. James Catholic Church, 327 West St. Jefferson County Helpline: 788-2280.

Sandy Creek
AA Meetings: 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sandy Creek United Methodist Church, 2031 Harwood Drive. Jefferson County Helpline: 788-2280.

Chicken wing cook-off: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, The Crescent Restaurant, Route 12E. Cook-off, tasting, wing eating contest, raffles, 50/50 contest, balloon animals. Benefits Lyme Free Library’s building fund. Information: 649-5454.

Tutor training: Sponsored by Literacy of Northern New York, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 200 Washington St. English as a second language 1, Thursday, Jan. 9 ; English as a second language 2, Monday, Jan. 13, reading 1, Thursday, Jan. 16 ; reading 2, Monday, Jan. 20 ; successful tutoring (mandatory), Thursday, Jan. 23. Text fee, $25. Preregistration required: 782-4270, Zoo volunteer orientation: 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 18, New York State Zoo at Thompson Park, 1 Thompson Park. Information: 755-0896. Chefs needed: For 15th annual North Country Chili Cook-Off, hosted by American Legion Auxiliary of Jefferson County, Sat. Feb. 1, Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington St. Teams compete for $1,200 in prizes. Benefits Volunteer Transportation Center. Information: Cathy Commeret-Whitcomb, 788-0422.

Support groups
AA Meetings: 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, and 7:30 p.m. Sundays, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 40 E. Church St. Jefferson County Helpline: 788-2280.

AA meetings: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, River Community Church, 38844 Bartlett Point Road. Jefferson County Helpline: 7882280. AA Meetings: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Clayton Municipal Building, 425 Mary St. Jefferson County Helpline: 788-2280.

AA Meetings: Noon Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and 8 p.m. Fridays, First United Methodist Church, 236 Mullin St. Jefferson County Helpline: 788-2280. AA Meetings: 8:12 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Saturdays, and 7 p.m. Sundays, Bethany United Methodist Church, 214 W. Lynde St. Jefferson County Helpline: 788-2280. AA Meetings: 6:30 p.m. Saturdays, 18246 N. Van Allen Road. Jefferson County Helpline: 788-2280. AA Meetings: 8 p.m. Saturdays, First Presbyterian Church, 403 Washington St. Jefferson County Helpline: 788-2280. AA meetings: 10 a.m. Sundays, Thompson Park Pavilion. Jefferson County Helpline: 788-2280. AA Meetings: 7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 5:45 and 7:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Emmanuel Congregational Church, 119 S. Hamilton St. Jefferson County Helpline: 788-2280. Alzheimer’s caregivers: 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 13, Feb. 19, Samaritan Keep Home, 133 Pratt St. Information: Mark Bero, 785-4400, 1-800-272-3900, cny-programs@alz. org. AA Meetings: 8 p.m. Thursdays, All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 1330 Gotham St. Jefferson County Helpline: 788-2280.

Benefit: For Anna Field, who has leukemia, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, Forestport Fire Hall, 11965 River Road. Food: Pulled pork, ham, potato and macaroni salads, ziti. Chinese auction, silent auction. DJ, Time Warp. Music, Shawn, “Big Sexy” Smith. Cost: $15; $25, couple; $30, family. T-shirts, $15. Accepting donations. Need utensils, napkins, plates, cups. Drop off at Boonville Fitness Center, 199 Post St., Boonville. Information: Cindy, 942-9012, or Kim, 404-0450.

Alexandria Bay
AA Meetings: 7 p.m. Mondays, and noon Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, Reformed Church of the Thousand Isles, 54 Church St. Jefferson County Helpline: 788-2280. AA Meetings: 9 a.m. Saturdays, Alexandria Bay United Methodist Church, 2 Rock St. Jefferson County Helpline: 788-2280.

Spaghetti dinner: 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, Savory Downtown, Best Western Carriage House Inn, 300 Washington St. Cost: $10, includes spaghetti, two meatballs, salad and roll. Takeouts available. Raffles, cash donation bucket and 50/50. Benefits the Ninjas Against Animal Cruelty (NAAC) of Northern New York. Information: https://www.facebook. com/NAAC13601. Zumba fundraiser: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, gymnasium, Jefferson Community College, 1220 Coffeen St. Benefits Dana Farber Cancer Research Center, Boston, Mass., in memory of Barb Richmond Moran. Information: 7832603. Benefit dinner for Sharon Esley Horning: Spaghetti dinner, 4:30 p.m. until gone Saturday, Jan. 18, Burrville Congregational Church, Brookside Drive. Includes spaghetti with sauce (meat optional), salad, bread and dessert. Takeouts available. Cost: $8; senior citizens, $6; children 3 to 11, $5; children 2 and younger, free. To off set costs

Evans Mills
AA Meetings: 6 p.m. Tuesdays, St. Mary’s Parish Center, 8412 Main St. Jefferson County Helpline: 788-2280.

Fort Drum
AA Meetings: 11:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, conference room 1250, 11050 Mt. Belvedere Blvd. Jefferson County Helpline: 788-2280.

TOPS Belleville 1185: Weigh in 5:30 p.m., meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Belleville United Methodist Church, 8123 Route 289. Information: Linda Strader, 2323663.

AA Meetings: 9 a.m. Sundays, basement, St. James Church. Jefferson County Helpline: 788-2280. AA Meetings: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Trinity Episcopal Church, 30 Park St. Jefferson County Helpline: 788-2280.

Philly Freeze 5K Fun Run: Registration, 8 to 9:30 a.m., race start, 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, starts and ends at Philadelphia American Legion, 58 Main St. Online registration through to Thursday, Jan. 23 (by Saturday, Jan. 11 for T-shirt). Cost: $20. Benefits local scouting and youth recreation committee. Information, online waiver: PhillyFreeze.

Black River
AA Meetings: 7 p.m. Mondays, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 147 W. Remington St. Jefferson County Helpline: 788-2280.

Tobacco Cessation workshops: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 9, 23, ClaxtonHepburn Medical Center auditorium, 214

AA Meetings: 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, St. Francis Solanus Church, 14355 Maple St. Jefferson County Helpline: 788-2280.

Cape Vincent
AA meetings: 7 p.m. Fridays, United Church of Cape Vincent, 260 E. Broadway St. Jefferson County Helpline: 788-2280.

Snowflake garage sale: Sponsored by Potsdam High School French Exchange Program, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday,

AA meetings: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and noon Saturdays, First Presbyterian Church, 7707 N. State St. Jefferson County Helpline: 788-2280.

AA Meetings: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Grace Episcopal Church, 421 State St. Jefferson

In the news
Cape Vincent
Honored: Mike Hinckley, Cape Vincent, was named the Cape Vincent Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Month for December. Mr. Hinckley graduated in 1957 from Cape Vincent schools, worked for the town of Cape Vincent, then 25 years for Crowley’s Milk Plant, LaFargeville, and retired in 2000 as a New York State corrections o f f i c e r. H e started working Hinckley at restoring local cemeteries shortly after retirement, repairing and restoring Riverside Cemetery, St. John’s Church Cemetery and Market Street Cemetery, all of Cape Vincent, Corbins Corners Baptist Cemetery, Depauville, and Rutland Howell Cemetery, Black River. In 2007, he conducted a cemetery walking tour as part of the French Festival festivities and has collected records on all of the cemeteries he has restored. parents. Since 1971, she has served as sacristan and from 1990 to 2010, served as wedding coordinator. Miss Sponable assists the parish through office secretarial work.


Winners: Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County, with Watertown Tractor Supply Co., received the Class Champion award for meeting company goals during the 4-H/TSC Fall 2012 Paper Clover Competition. At least 15 percent of all transactions at the tractor store included a paper clover donation, so the store will receive a 4-H ribbon in recognition.

Mary Besio, Massena, is a parishioner of St. Joseph’s Church, Massena. She graduated in 1947 from Norfolk High School, and worked with her sister at a restaurant in Massena. From 1947 to 1955, she worked for Alcoa, Massena, leaving to care for her family. In 1973, Mrs. Besio became parish secretary, where she served for 33 years and continues to volunteer after her retirement in 2012. Mrs. Besio is a member of Knights of Columbus Auxiliary, Sacred Heart League, Parish Council, Bereavement Committee and Church Bazaar Committee.

Krueger, both of Fort Drum, were recently inducted into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest honor society. Mr. Payton was inducted at Syracuse University, and Ms. Krueger was inducted at the University of West Florida, Pensacola, Fla.

Receives grant: Charles Pepiton, visiting assistant professor of performance and communication arts at St. Lawrence University, Canton, recently received a $3,000 grant from the New Pepiton York Council for the Humanities for his performance project, “Now at the Uncertain Hour.” The premier performance will be May 10 at Edwards Opera House.

Armed forces
Throughout the Area
Promoted: Several Northern New York members of the Army National Guard recently received promotions. Jeanna Matthews, Clarkson University associate professor of computer science, and Joshua White, a Clarkson engineering science doctoral student, recently received best paper designation on a presentation at the eighth International Conference on Malicious and Unwanted Software. until retirement in June. Sister LaBrake volunteers at the cathedral parish, visiting the sick and leading the Evangelization team. parishioner at St. Anthony’s Church, Watertown. After graduating from Mercy Nursing School, Buffalo, she was a nurse. After marriage, she was a stay-at-home mother. Patricia Stabins, Watertown, is a parishioner at St. Patrick’s Church, Watertown. She graduated from Immaculate Heart Academy, Watertown, and was a telephone operator. After her marriage in 1959, she worked in her husband’s dental practice and as an independent antiques dealer. Mrs. Stabins has volunteered at both the parish and parochial school. She is a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and Liturgy Committee and served as Eucharistic minister and catechist for the parish. She visits those in nursing homes and is a member of the Sacred Heart Foundation.

Catherine Denny, Ogdensburg, is a parishioner of Notre Dame Church, Ogdensburg. She retired as a therapy aide for St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center, Ogdensburg, where she worked for many years. Mrs. Denny volunteers as a driver to take patients at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home, Ogdensburg, to and from daily Mass, and volunteers at St. Joseph’s. S i s t e r M a r y Te r e s a L a B r a k e , Ogdensburg, recently retired from parish ministry at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Ogdensburg. She received a bachelor’s degree in education from D’Youville College, Buffalo, 1959, and a master’s degree in education from SUNY Plattsburgh in 1959. She made her religious profession on June 22, 1954, at the Motherhouse of the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart, Malrose Park, Pa. Sister LaBrake served as an elementary teacher at Catholic schools in Ogdensburg, Jackson Heights, and Atlanta, Ga. She served as a principal in Catholic schools in Ogdensburg, Eden and Buffalo. In 1990, Sister LaBrake became assistant superintendent of Catholic schools for the Diocese of Ogdensburg, a position she held for seven years. In 1997, she became pastoral associate for St. Mary’s Cathedral, where she worked

Aaron Curry, Company B, 2-108th Infantry, promoted to specialist

Evans Mills
Brittany Connerley, 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, promoted to staff sergeant

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Jordan Durham, Company B (Maintenance), 427th Brigade Support Battalion, promoted to private

Throughout the area
Honored: Several north country Catholics were awarded Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice crosses by Pope Francis. Bishop Terry R. LaValley conferred the crosses at a special vespers service at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Ogdensburg, on Dec. 8. Each person received a medal and a certificate explaining the award.

Mary Ann Lepkowski, Turin, is a parishioner of St. Hedwig’s Church, Houseville. She received a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Oswego and master’s degree from the University at Albany. She taught at Beaver River Central School, Beaver Falls, and after retiring from there, taught at St. Peter’s School, Lowville. Ms. Lepkowski is a Eucharistic minister, catechist and is a member of St. Hedwig Women’s Guild. She assists the poor in Poland and South America.

Jon Askerneese, Company E (Forward Support Company Infantry), 427th Brigade Support Battalion, promoted to sergeant first class

Nathaniel Braun, Company B (Maintenance), 427th Brigade Support Battalion, promoted to private first class

Lake Placid
Catherine Sponable, Lake Placid, is a parishioner of St. Agnes Church, Lake Placid. She was born in New York City and received a bachelor’s degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., and a master’s degree from New York University, New York City. She moved from New York City to Lake Placid in 1971 to care for her

Fort Drum
Honored: Kenneth Payton and DeAnna

Elizabeth Hartzell, Watertown, is a

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When my daughter was 20, she met a guy who one minute showered her with roses and the next would beat her up. She stayed with him thinking she could change him, and became pregnant. On her 21st birthday, she tried to get away from him. He chased her up the road and went to punch her in the stomach. When she turned to avoid the blow, it landed, ABIGAIL hitting the baby in the head VAN BUREN and killed the child. DEAR ABBY Abby, once a beater, always a beater. I hope all women in abusive relationships will see this letter. My daughter is fine now, married and expecting. I pray for the women and girls out there who are going through what she once had to. Pennsylvania Mom I’m glad you wrote, because your letter reminds me that it has been some time since I printed the warning signs of an abuser. Here they are: (1) PUSHES FOR QUICK INVOLVEMENT: Comes on strong, claiming, “I’ve never felt loved like this by anyone.” An abuser pressures the new partner for an exclusive commitment almost immediately. (2) JEALOUS: Excessively possessive; calls constantly or visits unexpectedly; prevents you from going to work because “you might meet someone”; checks the mileage on your car. (3) CONTROLLING: If you are late, interrogates you intensively about whom you talked to and where you were; keeps all the money; insists you ask permission to go anywhere or do anything. (4) UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS: Expects you to be the perfect mate and meet his or her every need. (5) ISOLATION: Tries to isolate you from family and friends; accuses people who are your supporters of “causing trouble.” The abuser may deprive you of a phone or car, or try to prevent you from holding a job. (6) BLAMES OTHERS FOR PROBLEMS OR MISTAKES: It’s always someone else’s fault if something goes wrong. (7) MAKES OTHERS RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS OR HER FEELINGS: The abuser says, “You make me angry” instead of “I am angry,” or says, “You’re hurting me by not doing what I tell you.” (8) HYPERSENSITIVITY: Is easily insulted, claiming hurt feelings when he or she is really mad. Rants about the injustice of things that are just a part of life. (9) CRUELTY TO ANIMALS OR CHILDREN: Kills or punishes animals brutally. Also may expect children to do things that are far beyond their ability (whips a 3-year-old for wetting a diaper) or may tease them until they cry. Sixty-five percent of abusers who beat their partners also willabuse children. (10) “PLAYFUL” USE OF FORCE DURING SEX: Enjoys throwing you down or holding you down against your will during sex; finds the idea of rape exciting. (11) VERBAL ABUSE: Constantly criticizes or says blatantly cruel things; degrades, curses, calls you ugly names. This may also involve sleep deprivation, waking you with relentless verbal abuse. (12) RIGID GENDER ROLES: Expects you to serve, obey, remain at home. (13) SUDDEN MOOD SWINGS: Switches from sweet to violent in minutes. (14) PAST BATTERING: Admits to hitting a mate in the past, but says the person “made” him (or her) do it. (15) THREATS OF VIOLENCE: Says things like, “I’ll break your neck” or “I’ll kill you,” and then dismisses them with, “Everybody talks that way,” or “I didn’t really mean it.” Readers, if you feel you are at risk, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233 or www.thehot


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Cortison injections safe for diabetics
My mom is nearing 90 and recently developed an arthritic hip, which is curtailing her activities. She has Type 2 (no insulin) diabetes. The orthopedic doctor we saw gave her the choices of hip replacement DR. KEITH surgery (no!), therapy or a corROACH tisone injection. TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH We almost proceeded with the cortisone injection, until I found out that it can elevate one’s sugar levels. I’m getting conflicting reports of how high the levels can go and for how long. She is not overweight (132 pounds and 5 feet, 1 inch tall) and is allergic to sulfur and penicillin. She also takes medicine for high blood pressure. She is doing her own home therapy (keeping active including stair climbing). Any suggestions on the cortisone or other treatments to help her? Injection of steroids into an arthritic joint is both safe and effective for most people with arthritis. Her surgeon likely will choose a steroid that tends to stay in the joint longer, leading to more improvement and less systemic effects. The effect on blood sugar in people with diabetes usually is minimal and lasts two to three days. Her allergies and other medications should not interfere with the injection. Although exercise is a great way of treating the arthritis, she should take it easy the day after the injection to allow the medicine to stay in the joint as long as possible. Hip injections usually are done with an X-ray to make sure the injection goes in the right spot.
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Hagar the Horrible

The north
10 years ago Jan. 8, 2004: The federal government will hire 63 new part-time screeners to beef up security at airports in Watertown and Syracuse, a security official said Wednesday. Fifty-seven of the new screeners will be assigned to Syracuse’s Hancock International Airport, while six will be added at Watertown International Airport, which also handles flights to and from Canada. The screeners will be federal employees, not municipal employees. 25 years ago Jan. 8, 1989: The brightest prospect yet for passage of acid rain control legislation and higher St. Lawrence Seaway tolls are at the top of 1989 federal government developments that will affect Northern New York. The new year will see a start on funding the new airfield at Fort Drum, but the likelihood is that not all of the money will be appropriated at once. 50 years ago Jan. 8, 1964: A white pheasant has been seen in the city feeding alongside about a dozen others. A flock of pheasants appearing in the city in winter is not so uncommon. But word of a pure albino among wild pheasants has given the state Conservation Department cause to investigate. 75 years ago Jan. 8, 1939: Resuming a campaign to end the illegal sale of liquor in Ogdensburg, city police raided a 720 New York Ave. residence known as “Scotty’s” early Sunday, making 13 arrests. 100 years ago Jan. 8, 1914: A grapefruit dinner to the officers and members of the board of directors of the chamber of commerce is to be given at the Black River Valley Club at 7 next Monday evening by the Grapefruit Products Co. Inc., of this city. A grapefruit cocktail will open the dinner, after which there will be grapefruit served in half, a fish and soup course, squab, chicken salad, sweetbreads, vegetables, ice cream covered with crushed grapefruit, cheese, coffee and cigars and rickies and flazes made with grapefruit instead of lime juice. 125 years ago Jan. 8, 1889: W.O. Baker has sold out his grocery business to two gentleman from Turin, Lewis County. The new firm will be known as Williams & Roberts and will take possession of the Court Street store next Monday. 150 years ago Jan. 8, 1864: Someone has stolen the Woodruff House gong. This fellow evidently wants to make a noise in the world. We presume he is a musical mono-mania and will be found in the center of some forest, playing a gong solo. For Better or For Worse

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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 8, the eighth day of 2014. There are 357 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 8, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson, in his State of the Union address, declared an “unconditional war on poverty in America.” Ten years ago: A U.S. Black Hawk medevac helicopter crashed near Fallujah, Iraq, killing all nine soldiers aboard. Libya agreed to compensate family members of victims of a 1989 bombing of a French passenger plane over the Niger desert that killed 170 people. Five years ago: President-elect Barack Obama urged lawmakers to work with him “day and night, on weekends if necessary” to approve the largest taxpayer-funded stimulus ever. Obama named Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine the next Democratic National Committee chairman. The U.N. Security Council called for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza by a 14-0 vote, with the United States abstaining. No. 1 Florida beat No. 2 Oklahoma 24-14 for the BCS national title. Cornelia Wallace, former wife of Alabama Gov. George Wallace, died in Sebring, Fla. at age 69. Thought for Today: “The devil is easy to identify. He appears when you’re terribly tired and makes a very reasonable request which you know you shouldn’t grant.” — Fiorello LaGuardia, mayor of New York City (1882-1947).


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Super Quiz Science Score 1 point for each correct answer on the Freshman Level, 2 points on the Graduate Level and 3 points on the Ph.D. Level. Freshman level 1. What are baby goats commonly called? 2. By what name is the wire inside an electric light bulb known? 3. What orbits the nucleus of an atom? Graduate level 4. What is the largest segment of the human brain called? 5. What device is named after Edward Hubble? 6. What is frozen to make dry ice? Ph.D. level 7. What is available in Nano, Classic, Shuffle and Touch varieties? 8. In what units is electric resistance typically measured? 9. What is Frank Whittle’s best-known invention? Answers to Super Quiz Get Fuzzy 1. Kids. 2. Filament. 3. Electrons. 4. Cerebrum. 5. Hubble Space Telescope. 6. Carbon dioxide. 7. Apple iPod. 8. Ohms. 9. The (turbo) jet engine. 18 points — congratulations, doctor; 15 to 17 points — honors graduate; 10 to 14 points — you’re plenty smart, but no grind; 4 to 9 points — you really should hit the books harder; 1 point to 3 points — enroll in remedial courses immediately; 0 points — who reads the questions to you? Mother Goose & Grimm Crossword Puzzle

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D6 Wednesday, January 8, 2014


Offensive and fun: ‘Real World’ limps back to San Francisco


SAN FRANCISCO — Like any rational human being, I blame “The Real World” for all that is wrong with television and anything else in contemporary life in need of a scapegoat. But that won’t prevent the MTV staple from launching its 29th season today with a return to San Francisco, where the third season was filmed in 1994. Let me see: If my math is correct, that means that the surviving cast members from the third season are only a few short years away from their first colonoscopies now.

If you’ve liked all or any of the past 28 seasons of “Real World,” you’ll like this one, and be grateful you probably don’t know anyone like most of the housemates.
housemates. The show’s predictability has outlived being a detriment. Now, we watch because we know people will behave badly and scream at each other and because one of the housemates can be counted on to be drunk more often than the rest. The only travesty about the new season is the living space. It’s hard to describe. There are little cubicles all over the place, meant, perhaps, to replicate cubicles in what an MTV designer imagines a shared work space in San Francisco’s South of Market area looks like. Once you get a look at the mazelike floor plan, you begin to understand why the housemates drink so heavily. But the colors and patterns, wow _ they’re in a league of their own, and they should stay there. Reds, yellows, purples, crazyquilt patterns, metallic gold sliding doors. It’s as if a giant clown devoured a sideshow and threw up into “Pee Wee’s Playhouse.” This is my biggest disappointment with “The Real World”: It really has no particular sense of place. There are fleeting glimpses of San Francisco streets, with a heavy and misleading emphasis on the icons: the Golden Gate and Bay bridges, the Castro Theatre . No Painted Ladies houses yet, but I’m sure they’re coming, not to mention the cable cars.
Students from Pulaski Middle School’s science club recently worked with the CNY Observers to gaze at constellations, star groups and moon through three high-powered Newtonian reflector telescopes. From left, Kristin Sheehan-Vautrin, middle school science teacher and science club adviser, Alexander Rodriguez, Rhyana Kveton, Madison Mowers, Damian Allis, CNYO, Joshua Gareau and Samantha Hefti. See many more photos of organizations and clubs from all over Northern New York on the Times website,, by scrolling down to NNY Scrapbook feature.

Three stars out of five

10 p.m. today, MTV MTV says it’s changing things for the new season, but it’s more of an adjustment (read: gimmick to make people watch again): All the season’s housemates are single. But wait, there’s more: 29 days into the show, their recent exes will move into the shared living space in the city’s Polk Gulch neighborhood. Wow. Katie, bar the door. That wrinkle aside, the new season, cutely tagged “The Real World: Ex-Plosion,” is pretty much like all the others since the 1992 premiere. Throw a bunch of hot people in their 20s together and rampant alcoholism, bad behavior, hookups and screaming will ensue. This year’s housemates include Arielle, a 22-year-old lesbian model; Jay, a 26-year-old gift to womanhood from the Bronx, whose mother is battling cancer; Cory, a 22-yearold personal trainer who fled Michigan to Los Angeles because “I have to make my own footpath”; Thomas, 21, a handsome twin from Fort Worth who tries unconvincingly to deny being a spoiled rich kid; Jamie, 22, a Houston bartender; Jenny, 23, a buxom Los Angeles blonde with Scar-Jo lips; and Ashley, 22, a West Virginia transplant to San Francisco.

‘Llewyn Davis’ music
From D1 American story developing just outside the frame: the tune-up to a whole movement that Dylan would help construct. Such deftness isn’t surprising. The Coens’ best musical placements over the years are so memorable that they deserve their own super-cut: There’s the rollicking, yodeled theme that chases Nicolas Cage’s H.I. McDunnough through “Raising Arizona.” To the kidnapped Nathan Jr., Holly Hunter’s character Edwina sings a tender lullaby, which is in fact a murder ballad called “Down in the Willow Garden,” signaling doom on the horizon. Lower East Side folk punks the Fugs’ biting protest song “CIA Man” closes “Burn After Reading”; the scratchy “Danny Boy” recording that bellows from a Victrola in “Miller’s Crossing” scores an Albert Finney machine-gun shootout. Memorably, “The Big Lebowski” resurrected an obscure psychedelic rock song, “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In),” turning it into a stoner anthem after it scored the Dude’s bowling-themed dream sequence. “O Brother,” another Burnett-produced effort, featured the fictional Soggy Bottom Boys’ rendition of “Man of Constant Sorrow.” It played a key role in that soundtrack going platinum — more than half a century after the song’s would-be heyday. “The conversation expands in really interesting ways once we get T Bone involved in it,” Joel Coen said. “He gets into the story, or the script, or whatever project we’re working on, and takes it in places musically that we wouldn’t have thought of, or didn’t know about, and opens up all of these interesting things.” In “Llewyn Davis,” music levitates the story. As Davis, played by Isaac, travels from Upper West Side to the Village with an escaped cat that will come to haunt him, the song “Fare Thee Well (Dink’s Song)” plays, suggesting a few different journeys to come. While a sofa-crashing Southern singer offers a gentle version of Tom Paxton’s “The Last Thing on My Mind” and croons of “a lesson too late for learnin’,” a character played by Mulligan informs Davis that she’s pregnant. Joel Coen said the placements came


From left, Ethan Coen, T-Bone Burnett and Joel Coen, on the set of ‘Inisde Llewyn Davis.’

Bay Area viewers will be amused that after the housemates land at San Francisco International Airport, they somehow cross the Bay Bridge to get into the city. You can do that, but only if you have a cabdriver who’s taking advantage of a bunch of out-of-towners by convincing them that it’s faster to cross the San Mateo Bridge to the East Bay, drive north to Oakland and then cross to San Francisco. Glad MTV is picking up the cab fare. By importing most cast members from elsewhere and plopping them down in a specially designed (I use the term in this case very loosely) living space for broadcast, “The Real World” may as well save money and just film in Los Angeles or Vancouver. Real San Franciscans in their 20s live interesting lives in interesting places. Some of them live in the Marina; others have adapted large homes into techie dorms and either take public transit or ubiquitous shareable bikes to work South of Market. Others have railroad flats in the Mission or live in Oakland, where the rent is lower and commute to the city on BART. But I’m sure that’s true of many other cities that have been subjected to “The Real World” invasions over the years. This isn’t the first time the show has returned to a host city, but it is the longest time between visits. If you go back and look at the 1994 “Real World,” you’ll get a dated but more authentic sense of San Francisco than you’ll get from “The Real World: Ex-Plosion.” MTV once again misses an opportunity to get real, but, hey, maybe we’ll learn in a forthcoming episode how to make hot cocoa with our feet!

On their first day in the house, Ashley announces her ex-boyfriend is a personal trainer who worked with the crew of the winning Oracle boat in last year’s America’s Cup races in San Francisco. Later, she shows up with her supposed other ex-boyfriend, Francis, who, she says, is a yacht designer. Jamie is offended that Ashley is apparently cheating on one ex with another and confronts her. “I am the cheat police,” she says. Then Ashley gets drunk and insults everyone and calls home to West Virginia in tears because people are being mean to her. It’s just like high school all over again, she wails. Jenny is having difficulty knowing her status with maybe-ex-boyfriend Brian, but she wants to try everything in life. “I wanna maybe adopt an Ethiopian child,” she crows. Meanwhile, Jay apparently doesn’t know any African Americans in the Bronx, so he asks Arielle if he can touch her hair. Jenny comes home with a guy named Doug who’s hoping for something more than a dip in the hot tub. “I can make hot cocoa with my feet,” Jenny announces. And so it goes, the decline and drunken stumble of Western civilization. If you’ve liked all or any of the past 28 seasons of “Real World,” you’ll like this one, and be grateful you probably don’t know anyone like most of the

naturally and were part of the fabric of the script early on. The desire was to suggest, without being clumsy or heavy-handed. “You’re thinking about both what the song is lyrically,” he said, “but what’s the vibe of the song? What’s the mood of it, even the tempo? What does it need here? We didn’t want things to be right on the nose, but sometimes they were lyrically related in interesting ways to what was happening.” Granted, this isn’t Ken Russell using the Who’s rock opera “Tommy” as a storyboard. Lines aren’t played out within the narrative. Rather, Ethan Coen described the process as “mushy,” adding that “you feel out what’s right for the character and the place in the story.” The choice, for example, to have Davis sing the haunting British ballad “The Death of Queen Jane” during an audition with a hotshot manager is revealing. “He goes to his big audition and he sings a song about an abortion,” Burnett said, laughing. “There’s so much stuff hidden in here. Every one of these songs, ‘Hang Me, Oh Hang Me,’ ‘Fare Thee Well,’ there’s a distinct story being told in the libretto, really.” “The exercise there,” Ethan Coen said, “is, what’s the most beautiful song he could sing at this point that would also be the most self-destructive?”

Conversely, the playful “Please Mr. Kennedy” illustrates the lighter side of the folk scene, when topical ditties could sweep the nation. That song earned the Coens their first folk songwriting credit — part of a collaboration with Burnett and Timberlake. Burnett recalled that the seeds of “Kennedy,” which tells of an astronaut having second thoughts as he’s blasting into outer space, sprouted while he and Timberlake were shopping at Norman’s Rare Guitars in the San Fernando Valley. “I was talking to Justin about some lyrics, and I went kind of Ogden Nash and started writing those kinds of rhymes,” he recalled. “We were buying a guitar and I said, ‘Here’s this lyric I wrote, man.’” They then gave the song to Ethan and Joel Coen, who refined it into what Burnett called “a real honest-to-God four-way collaboration.” Ethan Coen confirmed the process, adding that in another era he and his brother may have followed an alternate course: “We should have been around then, you know? Or maybe a little earlier, in Tin Pan Alley.” Songwriting, he added, “seems like a pretty fun job” — suggesting that perhaps he hasn’t yet absorbed the lessons of his own movie. Or maybe that there’s yet another music-centered film to come.

Detroit guide takes tourists to abandoned structures in bankrupt city
From D1 going into other buildings. On a recent weekday morning, he brought a visitor to one of his favorite spots, St. Agnes Catholic Church, a rotting structure where graffiti vandals have made their mark. A beam of sunlight shone through the windows, falling on the one remaining pew in the church, a haunting image that illuminated the church’s destruction. Then Welter heard a motor idling outside and quickly ushered his guest toward the exit. “Someone’s pulling up out there; let’s start walking this way,” he said, moving toward the crumbling staircase that leads to the church’s courtyard, which was littered with soda cans and food wrappers. He’s not afraid of the authorities — they’re in short supply in this cash-strapped city — but of scavengers, vagrants and others who might take advantage of someone with an expensive camera. That’s why he usually launches his tours at 7 a.m., the best time to avoid other humans, he says. Next, he headed into a girls’ school attached to the church, climbing the stairs to a hall of classrooms where rubble was everywhere, as if a bomb had gone off. Some books and magazines dated to 1962 and told outdated stories of boys living on the prairie. A bird’s nest sat in one of the large windows where a pane used to be. Locals use a derogatory term, “ruin porn,” to describe the phenomenon of people gawking at the decay. They want visitors to see the positive parts of Detroit, such as the vacant fields that enterprising farmers have turned into urban gardens. If tourists are going to look at the ruins, they should then volunteer in the community, many Detroiters say. “The decay is not cool, not arty-farty,” Jean Vortkamp, a community activist and onetime mayoral candidate, said in an email. “I see the lady with bags and three layers of clothes on, and then I see a group of white young people climb out of their dad’s cars with cameras that are worth so much.” Some Detroiters, including a group of urban explorers, have a beef with Welter in particular. They scrawled a message on the walls of the St. Agnes Church, “Go Home Jesse ... We HATE you and your tour bus.” Welter says he’s opening visitors’ eyes to the problems of Detroit, which could potentially drum up political will to help the city. “People are going to do this anyway. Why not do it in a way that’s going to be safer, easier for everyone?” he said. Jason Schlosberg went on a tour with Welter when he was visiting Detroit on a business trip. Schlosberg, a lawyer and photographer from Washington, D.C., said he had long looked forward to exploring the “mecca” of run-down buildings that is Detroit. But his experience touring crumbling ballrooms and onetime high-end residences caused him to think long and hard about what lessons Detroit can teach the rest of the country. “It makes you question your mortality as a species. We try to make our mark on the planet by building these concrete and brick structures, but Rome obviously fell,” he said. “What is Manhattan going to look like in 300 years? Is it still going to be a bustling metropolis?” Whether Detroit will seek to capitalize on the tourists, or stop them, is unclear. The office of Kevyn Orr, the state-appointed emergency manager of the city, declined to comment for this story. Another city full of ruins, Gary, Ind., has taken advantage of the photographers flocking to its abandoned buildings. It charges $50 for a photography permit.

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A woman falls for an artist aboard the ill-fated ship. AMC tish rebel rallies his countrymen against England. Gator Boys “Deadliest Catches” h Gator Boys “Gator Getaway” h Finding Bigfoot “Sketching Sasquatch” h Finding Bigfoot “Lonestar Squatch” h Gator Boys “Gator Getaway” h ANPL The Game The Game Being Mary Jane “Storm Advisory” h ›› The Secret Life of Bees (2008, Drama) Queen Latifah, Dakota Fanning. A teen runs away to unlock the secret of her mother’s past. BET Watch What Happens: Top Chef French and The Real Housewives of Atlanta “A Trip Down The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills “Catfight Top Chef “Mississippi Mud Bugs” The contes- Top Chef “Oui Si a Challenge” French and BRAVO Memory Lane” Porsha is ready to move on. Spanish dishes. (N) h Live (N) Spanish dishes. h on the Catwalk” Kim welcomes her dog home. tants make etouffe. h Reba “Help Wanted” Reba h The Dukes of Hazzard “Mary Kaye’s Baby” ›› We Are Marshall (2006, Drama) h Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Fox. A new coach struggles to rebuild a college football team. CMT The Kudlow Report (N) h Cocaine Cowboys How Miami became the drug capital. American Greed “Deadly Payout” Mad Money h CNBC Erin Burnett OutFront Don Lemon hosts. (N) Anderson Cooper 360 (N) h Piers Morgan Live (N) (Live) h AC 360 Later (N) h Erin Burnett OutFront Don Lemon hosts. h CNN The Colbert Report The Daily Show With Workaholics “The Workaholics “In South Park Sneaking South Park “T.M.I.” h South Park Cartman South Park “1 PerThe Daily Show With The Colbert Report AuCOM “John Seigenthaler” Jon Stewart h Worst Generation” Line” h infiltrates the NSA. cent” h thor Ishmael Beah. (N) away from a field trip. Jon Stewart (N) h Dual Survival “On the Menu” Joe and Cody Survivorman “Grenada Jungle” Grenada’s larg- Survivorman “Frigate Island” Surviving on an Lone Target “Testing the Eagle” The Army uses Lone Target “Safari Survival” An ex-Navy SEAL DISC struggle against predators. h est active mountain. h uninhabited island. (N) h drones. (N) h must escape capture. h Good Luck Charlie Dog With a Blog Tyler Jessie Jessie partici- Liv & Maddie Liv joins Good Luck Charlie A.N.T. Farm “feature Shake It Up! “Remem- Austin & Ally “Song- A.N.T. Farm “indepen- Shake It Up! “Ty It DISN “Demolition Dabney” hangs out with Karl. pates in a reality show. a Brain Olympics team. “Bob’s Beau-Be-Gone” presANTation” h ber Me” h writing & Starfish” dANTs” h Up” h E! News (N) h Secret Societies of Hollywood The secret societies of Hollywood. h The Soup (N) h The Soup h Chelsea Lately (N) E! News h E! dNBA Basketball Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs. From the AT&T Center in San Antonio. (N) (Live) h dNBA Basketball Phoenix Suns at Minnesota Timberwolves. From the Target Center in Minneapolis. (N) (Live) h ESPN College Basketball Kansas at Oklahoma. (N) (Live) h College Basketball Miami at North Carolina. (N) (Live) h SportsCenter (N) (Live) h ESPN-2



9 p.m. on CBS
Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs (“2 Broke Girls”) host this year’s telecast of the awards honoring top performers in movies, music and television. As the name indicates, fans pick the winners in categories ranging from the expected — favorite movie, favorite television actor — to the offbeat, such as favorite TV bromance and favorite TV gal pals. (N) h (Live) Å

9 p.m. on NBC
The stress of facing her attacker, William Lewis (Pablo Schreiber), in the courtroom sets back Benson’s (Mariska Hargitay) recovery. With Lewis pulling out all the stops, she’s forced to reveal some of the things she’s kept secret about her ordeal in the new episode “Psycho/Therapist.” Dann Florek, Ice-T and Danny Pino also star. (N) h Å (DVS)

Burn Notice Rescuing Fiona. h On the Table On the Table Knife Fight h Knife Fight h Knife Fight h Knife Fight h Burn Notice Jesse makes contact. h Daily Mass The Franciscan Missionaries. EWTN Live “Fr. Peter West” (N) EWTN News Rosary EWTN Religious Vaticano The Catholic View Women of Grace › The Hot Chick (2002) Rob Schneider. A cheerleader and a man switch bodies via magic earrings. ›› Happy Gilmore (1996, Comedy) h Adam Sandler, Christopher McDonald, Julie Bowen. The 700 Club America has lost its moorings. Restaurant: Impossible “Del’s” h Restaurant: Impossible “Clueless in the Country” Restaurant Stakeout “Dysfunction Junction” (N) Restaurant: Impossible “Pie in the Sky” h Diners, Drive Diners, Drive On the Record With Greta Van Susteren (N) The O’Reilly Factor (N) h The Kelly File (N) h Hannity (N) h The O’Reilly Factor h ›› Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011, Science Fiction) h Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro. The Decepticons renew their battle American Horror Story: Coven Fiona attempts American Horror Story: Coven Fiona attempts FX against the Autobots. to out the new supreme. (N) h to out the new supreme. h School of Golf (Season Premiere) (N) h Feherty Keegan Bradley. h Feherty h Feherty David Duval. h Golf Central Inside the PGA Tour GOLF The Good Wife Alicia takes on her former boss. The Good Wife “Mock” h The Good Wife The winner of the competition. Frasier Frasier “Docu.Drama” Frasier Frasier HALL Property Brothers “Samira & Shawn” h Property Brothers A search for a modern home. Buying and Selling A long list of renovations. (N) House Hunters h H Hunt. Int’l Property Brothers “Luke & Courtney” h HGTV American Pickers “Louisiana Purchase” h American Pickers “Pam’s Labyrinth” h American Pickers “The Einstein Gamble” (N) American Pickers “Reverse the Curse” h American Pickers “Laurel and Hardy” h HIST Law & Order: Criminal Intent “Pas De Deux” WWE Main Event (N) h Burn Notice Michael discovers who recruited him. Burn Notice A woman is stalked by a soldier. Burn Notice “Trust Me” Michael pulls off a con. ION Kim of Queens “Hillbilly in Heels” h Kim of Queens “The Preacher’s Daughter” Wife Swap A liberal and conservative swap. Wife Swap Ex-beauty queen, blue-collar mother. Wife Swap Strict mother, easygoing mother trade. LIFE ›› Family Sins (2004) h Kirstie Alley. ›› The 4th Floor (1999) Artie Lange. Odd and possibly deadly neighbors make a woman’s life hell. › The Glass House (2001, Suspense) h Leelee Sobieski, Diane Lane, Stellan Skarsgard. LMN dCollege Basketball Mississippi State at Kentucky. (N) (Live) h JB Smoove JB Smoove JB Smoove JB Smoove JB Smoove Woodson Show ’13-’14 MSG N.Y. Giants Rewind: Season Review (N) h Boxing From Feb. 18, 2012. (Taped) MSGPL dCollege Basketball Wake Forest at Virginia. (N) (Live) h All In With Chris Hayes (N) h The Rachel Maddow Show (N) h The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell (N) All In With Chris Hayes h MSNBC Hardball With Chris Matthews (N) h Girl Code Girl Code Teen Mom 2 “Season 5 Catch-Up Special” Snooki & JWOWW h The Real World: Ex-plosion “Excess Baggage” The Real World: Ex-plosion “Excess Baggage” MTV kNHL Hockey New York Rangers at Chicago Blackhawks. From the United Center in Chicago. (N) (Live) h NHL Live (N) (Live) h NHL Overtime (N) NFL Turning Point (N) h NBCS Sam & Cat h Every Witch Way (N) Full House Full House Full House Full House Full House Full House Friends Friends NICK Love Thy Neighbor Love Thy Neighbor Love Thy Neighbor Love Thy Neighbor Love Thy Neighbor (N) Love Thy Neighbor (N) Love Thy Neighbor Love Thy Neighbor Love Thy Neighbor Love Thy Neighbor OWN Fast & Furious ›› The Fast and the Furious (2001, Action) Vin Diesel, Paul Walker. An undercover cop infiltrates the world of street racing. Best Ink “Quittin’ Time” Asian-inspired artwork. Tattoos After Dark (N) Best Ink “Quittin’ Time” OXY Elizabeth Grant Skin Care Elizabeth Grant Skin Care Italian Jewelry Designs with Stefano Italian Jewelry Designs with Stefano SHOPHQ Bollydoll Handbags Postgame Beer Money Covino & Rich h SportsNite (N) h SportsNite h SportsNite h SNNY dCollege Basketball Saint Joseph’s at Massachusetts. (N) (Live) h › A Man Apart (2003) h Vin Diesel. ›› The Expendables (2010, Action) h Sylvester Stallone. Mercenaries embark on a mission to overthrow a dictator. ›› Ghost Rider (2007, Action) h Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes. SPIKE › G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009, Action) Channing Tatum, Dennis Quaid, Adewale Akinnu- ››› Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989, Adventure) Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Denholm Elliott. Indy’s hunt for his missing father SYFY oye-Agbaje. Elite soldiers battle a corrupt arms dealer named Destro. leads to the Holy Grail. ›› It Happened at the World’s Fair (1963) ›› Gunman in the Streets (1950, Crime Drama) Dane Clark, Simone ›› Embraceable You (1948, Drama) Dane Clark, Geraldine Brooks, S.Z. ›› That Way With Women (1947, Drama) Dane TCM Elvis Presley, Joan O’Brien, Gary Lockwood. Signoret, Robert Duke. Premiere. A man and woman flee in France. Sakall. Small-time hood loves girl he accidentally hits with car. Clark, Martha Vickers, Sydney Greenstreet. Extreme Cheapskates “Most Extreme Moments” My Strange Addiction Living as full time dolls. My Strange Addiction My Strange Addiction My Strange Addiction My Strange Addiction My Strange Addiction My Strange Addiction TLC Castle “Target” A kidnapping plot is revealed. h Castle “The Wild Rover” A murder is traced to Castle “The Lives of Others” Castle believes he Castle “Still” A bomb puts Beckett’s life in dan- Hawaii Five-0 “Pa Make Loa” A suspect threatTNT (Part 1 of 2) (DVS) an Irish gang. h (DVS) witnesses a murder. h (DVS) ger. h (DVS) ens to release a virus. h Man v. Food h Man v. Food h Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern h Sturgis Raw “Midweek Mayhem” (N) h Mega RV Countdown A $2.3 million-dollar yacht. Sturgis Raw The party reaches full swing. h TRAV South Beach Tow South Beach Tow South Beach Tow South Beach Tow South Beach Tow South Beach Tow South Beach Tow (N) Operation Repo (N) Operation Repo h Operation Repo h TruTV Kirstie (N) h The Exes h Kirstie h TVLND The Andy Griffith Show The Andy Griffith Show The Andy Griffith Show The Andy Griffith Show Everybody-Raymond Everybody-Raymond The Exes (N) h Time Capsule: SU Basketball From Dec. 13, 1993. TWSS kAHL Hockey Binghamton Senators at Rochester Americans. (N) (Live) Mentir Para Vivir (N) h (SS) Por Siempre Mi Amor (N) h (SS) Lo Que la Vida Me Robó (N) h (SS) Qué Pobres Tan Ricos (N) h (SS) Primer Impacto Extra Noticiero Uni UNI NCIS The NCIS team finds an infamous hacker. Modern Family h Modern Family h Psych (Season Premiere) (N) h Modern Family h Modern Family h Modern Family h Modern Family h USA Happy Endings “Pilot” Happy Endings h Happy Endings h Happy Endings h ›››› Forrest Gump (1994, Comedy-Drama) h Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise. An innocent man enters history from the ’50s to the ’90s. VH1 Law & Order Juror in trial of crime boss is slain. Braxton Family Values “I Don’t Have No Baby” Braxton Family Values Braxton Family Values “Tour De Divas” Braxton Family Values “Birthday-Zilla” WE Coast Guard Alaska A male suffers a brain injury. Coast Guard Alaska “Touching Lives” Coast Guard Alaska “Alaska’s Dangerous Lure” Freaks of Nature Freaks of Nature WEATH Weather Center Live (N) Brooklyn Nets Pregame dNBA Basketball Golden State Warriors at Brooklyn Nets. From Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. (N Subject to Blackout) Nets Postgame This Week in Football h Yankees Magazine YES Premium Channels Banshee Lucas’ cover is threatened. h Banshee Gordon tries to uncover Carrie’s past. ››› Argo (2012) Ben Affleck. A CIA agent poses as a producer to rescue Americans in Iran. CINEMAX El Gringo (2012) h Scott Adkins. ‘R’ ››› Chronicle (2012) h Dane DeHaan. ‘PG-13’ ›› Alexander (2004) h Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie. ‘R’ CINEMAX2 ››› Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) h Daniel Radcliffe. ‘PG’ ›› Rock of Ages (2012) Julianne Hough. Two young people chase their dreams in Los Angeles. ›› Mission: Impossible (1996) Tom Cruise. Treachery in Prague puts an agent on the run. 24/7 Red Wings/Maple Leafs: Road to the NHL HBO ››› The Game (1997) Michael Douglas. Education ›› Con Air (1997, Action) h Nicolas Cage. Vicious convicts hijack their flight. ‘R’ Will of the Warrior Lone Survivor ›› Payback (1999) HBO2 Against the Tide h Inside the NFL (N) h 60 Minutes Sports (Season Premiere) (N) h Inside the NFL h SHOWTIME Rolling Stones: Sweet Summer Sun ESQTV EWTN FAM FOOD FOXNEWS


The Decoy Bride ››h Kelly Macdonald.A woman is hired to lure paparazzi away from an actress (PG) Å SHOWTIME 4:35 a.m. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days ››‡h Zachary Gordon.Greg’s summer plans go awry (PG) Å HBO2 7 a.m. Double Trouble ›› Elvis Presley.U.S. singer abroad meets jewel thieves and English heiress (NR) Å TCM 9:15 a.m.

Alexander ››h Colin Farrell.Macedonia’s young king conquers much of the known world (R) Å CINEMAX2 10:25 p.m. Argo ›››‡h Ben Affleck. During the Iran hostage crisis, an extraction specialist in the CIA poses as a Hollywood film producer to rescue six Americans who eluded Iranian militants and found refuge with the Canadian ambassador. Directed by Ben Affleck. (R) Å CINEMAX 8:35 a.m., 10 p.m.

Girl Happy ››‡ Elvis Presley.A singer tries to keep an eye on a club owner’s daughter (NR) Å TCM 2:30 p.m. Gunman in the Streets ›› Dane Clark. A man and woman flee in France (NR) TCM 8 p.m.

Happy Gilmore ››h Adam Sandler. A powerful swing convinces a hockey player he can join the PGA tour (PG-13) FAM 9 p.m. Heat ›››‡h Al Pacino. A wily bank robber planning retirement leaves scant clues for a Los Angeles detective with family problems. Directed by Michael Mann. (R) Å CINEMAX2 1:40 p.m. Her Final Fury: Betty Broderick, the Last Chapter ››h Meredith Baxter.A socialite stands trial for killing her ex and his bride Å LMN 2 p.m. Hide and Seek ››h Robert De Niro. A widow’s daughter claims her imaginary friend is real (R) Å CINEMAX2 4:30 p.m. The Honeymooners ››h Cedric the Entertainer.Ralph Kramden and Ed Norton try assorted moneymaking schemes (PG) VH1 12 p.m.

save her father from ancient warriors (NR) Å SYFY 12 a.m. Love Actually ›››h Hugh Grant. A prime minister, an office worker, a pop star, a jilted writer, married couples and various others deal with relationships in London. Directed by Richard Curtis. (R) Å AMC 12:30 a.m.

Rock of Ages ››h Julianne Hough. Two young people chase their dreams in Los Angeles (PG-13) Å HBO 7 p.m.

The Secret Life of Bees ››‡ Queen Latifah.A teen runs away to unlock the secret of her mother’s past (PG-13) Å BET 9 p.m. Six Days, Seven Nights ››‡h Harrison Ford.A pilot and a high-strung editor are marooned on an island (PG-13) Å CINEMAX 12:50 a.m. Sleeping With the Enemy ››‡h A woman takes drastic measures to flee her abusive husband (R) Å LMN 4 p.m. Spinout ››‡ Elvis Presley.A singing auto racer prefers music and cars to romance (NR) Å TCM 11 a.m. Step Brothers ››‡h Will Ferrell.Two spoiled men become rivals when their parents marry (R) Å FOX 8 p.m.

Mama ››‡h Jessica Chastain.A ghostly entity follows two feral girls to their new home (PG-13) Å CINEMAX 12:30 p.m. Mean Girls 2 ››h Meaghan Martin. A clique of girls makes life difficult for a new student (PG-13) E! 10 a.m. Mission: Impossible ››‡h Tom Cruise.Treachery in Prague puts an agent on the run (PG-13) Å HBO 11 a.m., 9 p.m. Moonstruck ›››‡h Cher. An ItalianAmerican widow, engaged to a reticent suitor, falls in love with his brother. Directed by Norman Jewison. (PG) Å CINEMAX2 10 a.m.

EDtv ››‡h Matthew McConaughey.A video clerk agrees to have his everyday life televised (PG-13) Å HBO 2:45 p.m. Entrapment ››h Sean Connery.A woman tries to thwart a burglar on Dec. 31, 1999 (PG-13) Å CINEMAX2 11:45 a.m. Every Little Step ››› Filmmakers explore the development and legacy of the original “A Chorus Line,” as dancers struggle through auditions for the show’s Broadway revival. Directed by Adam Del Deo. (PG-13) BRAVO 6 a.m. The Expendables ››h Sylvester Stallone.Mercenaries embark on a mission to overthrow a dictator (NR) SPIKE 8 p.m.

Dule Hill (left) and James Roday

9 p.m. on USA
In the season premiere, Shawn and Gus (James Roday, Dule Hill) are in London, where they have another encounter with notorious art thief Pierre Despereaux (Cary Elwes). Corbin Bernsen, Maggie Lawson and Timothy Omundson also star in “Lock, Stock, Some Smoking Barrels and Burton Guster’s Goblet of Fire.” (Season Premiere) (N) h Å (DVS)

Backdraft ›››h Kurt Russell. Two brothers fight each other and an outbreak of arson as Chicago firefighters. Directed by Ron Howard. (R) Å CINEMAX 6:15 a.m. Backfire ›› Virginia Mayo.When his friend disappears, a war veteran sets out to track him down (NR) Å TCM 4:30 a.m. Breakfast Club ›››‡h Emilio Estevez. A wrestler, a rebel, a brain, a beauty and a shy girl share Saturday detention in a Chicago high school. Directed by John Hughes. (R) Å VH1 12 a.m. Broken City ››‡h Mark Wahlberg.An ex-cop goes to war against New York’s corrupt mayor (R) Å HBO 12 a.m.

That Way With Women ›› Dane Clark. A bored millionaire takes up romantic matchmaking (NR) TCM 11:15 p.m. Tickle Me ›› Elvis Presley.A singing cowboy delights female patrons at a dude ranch (NR) Å TCM 12:45 p.m. Titanic ››››h Leonardo DiCaprio. A society girl abandons her haughty fiance for a penniless artist on the ill-fated ship’s maiden voyage. Directed by James Cameron. (PG-13) Å AMC 8 p.m. The Truman Show ›››‡h Jim Carrey. An unwitting man’s life is arranged for him, captured on hidden cameras and broadcast internationally. Directed by Peter Weir. (PG) CMT 1 p.m. Two Weeks Notice ››‡h Sandra Bullock.A millionaire confronts his feelings for his lawyer (PG-13) Å HBO 1 p.m.

Nancy Drew ››h Emma Roberts.The young sleuth probes a case in Hollywood (PG) Å HBO2 1:15 p.m.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade ›››‡ Harrison Ford. Archaeologist Jones rescues his kidnapped father, and the two race the Nazis to find the Holy Grail. Directed by Steven Spielberg. (PG13) Å SYFY 9 p.m. It Happened at the World’s Fair ››‡ Elvis Presley.A bush pilot finds romance at the Seattle World’s Fair (NR) Å TCM 6 p.m.

Family Sins ››h Kirstie Alley.A model citizen is accused of terrible crimes (NR) Å LMN 6 p.m. The Fast and the Furious ››‡ Vin Diesel.An undercover cop infiltrates the world of street racing (PG-13) OXY 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Final Destination ››‡h Devon Sawa. Death stalks the survivors of a doomed airliner (R) FX 1 p.m. First Daughter ››h Katie Holmes.The president’s daughter falls for a man at college (PG) E! 3 p.m. Four Weddings and a Funeral ›››‡h Hugh Grant. An English charmer and a lusty American make love over a course of surprising events. Directed by Mike Newell. (R) Å AMC 3:30 a.m.

Outlaw’s Son ›› Dane Clark.A man deserts his child after his wife’s death (NR) TCM 1 a.m.

10 p.m. on FX
Fiona (Jessica Lange) tries to get Misty (Lily Rabe) to reveal herself as the new Supreme with a visit from her idol, Stevie Nicks (guest starring as herself), while Madison (Emma Roberts) tries to eliminate her competition for the Supremacy. Cordelia (Sarah Paulson) uncovers the truth about Hank (Josh Hamilton) and the Witch Hunters in the new episode “The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks.” (N) h

Payback ››‡h Mel Gibson.A betrayed thief launches a single-minded quest for revenge (R) Å HBO2 11:30 p.m. The Perks of Being a Wallflower ›››h Logan Lerman. Friends try to help an introverted teenager become more sociable. Directed by Stephen Chbosky. (PG-13) Å SHOWTIME 3:30 p.m. Predators ››h Adrien Brody.Fearsome aliens hunt a band of human fighters (R) FX 4:30 p.m.

Chronicle ›››h Dane DeHaan. Three high-school friends make a discovery that gives them incredible superpowers, but their lives spin out of control when their darker sides begin to emerge. Directed by Josh Trank. (PG-13) Å CINEMAX2 9 p.m. The Client ›››h Susan Sarandon. Mobsters and lawyers hound a boy who knows about the missing corpse of a U.S. senator. Directed by Joel Schumacher. (PG-13) ION 11:30 a.m. Colors ››› Sean Penn. A veteran policeman and his rookie partner fight Los Angeles street gangs. Directed by Dennis Hopper. (R) SPIKE 1 a.m. Con Air ››‡h Nicolas Cage.Vicious convicts hijack their flight (R) Å HBO2 10:15 a.m., 8:45 p.m. Confetti ››‡h Martin Freeman.Three couples enter a competition for most original wedding (R) Å HBO2 3:45 a.m.

The Joy Luck Club ›››‡h Rosalind Chao. Based on Amy Tan’s best seller about the relationships of a group of Chinese women with their Americanized daughters. Directed by Wayne Wang. (R) Å SHOWTIME 1 p.m.

The Wedding Date ››h Debra Messing.A woman brings a male escort to her sister’s wedding (PG-13) Å HBO2 3 p.m. What About Bob? ›››h Bill Murray. A patient follows a pop psychiatrist on his vacation and annoys him while charming his family. Directed by Frank Oz. (PG) COM 12:26 p.m. Whiplash ››‡ Dane Clark.A promising artist is transformed into a ruthless prizefighter (NR) TCM 2:45 a.m. White Men Can’t Jump ›››h Wesley Snipes. Two basketball hustlers, black and white, count on racial myth to cash in on street games. Directed by Ron Shelton. (R) Å CINEMAX 4:20 p.m. A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story ››‡h Meredith Baxter.A woman is convicted of killing her ex-spouse and his wife (PG-13) Å LMN 12 p.m.


Kissin’ Cousins ››‡ Elvis Presley.The government wants a missile site in a country community (NR) Å TCM 4:15 p.m.

10:01 p.m. on NBC

Rambo ››h Sylvester Stallone.A clergyman persuades Rambo to rescue captive missionaries in Burma (NR) SPIKE 3:30 p.m. Red Tails ››‡h Cuba Gooding Jr.. The U.S. military forms the first all-black aerial-combat unit (PG-13) Å HBO 8:45 a.m. The Revenant ››‡h David Anders.A conscious corpse needs blood to prevent his decay (R) Å CINEMAX2 8 a.m.

The Game ›››h Michael Douglas. A control freak’s disreputable brother introduces him to a mysterious game that invades his ordered existence. Directed by David Fincher. (R) Å HBO2 5:45 p.m., 1:35 a.m. Ghost Rider ››h Nicolas Cage.A motorcycle stuntman is a supernatural agent of vengeance (PG-13) SPIKE 10:30 p.m.

From the producers of “Chicago Fire” comes another emergency-centric drama set in the Windy City. Like “Fire,” this one focuses on two groups that are often at odds: the patrol officers and the Intelligence Unit, which combats major crimes. Jason Beghe and Jon Seda lead the cast. (Series Premiere) (N) h Å (DVS)

Live a Little, Love a Little ››‡ Elvis Presley.A bachelor with two jobs meets a model who has a Great Dane (PG) Å TCM 7:45 a.m. Lost Treasure of the Grand Canyon ›› Shannen Doherty.A woman must

D8 Wednesday, January 8, 2014


Toronto 19° | 3° Rochester 22° | 6° Buffalo 22° | 5°

Forecast for today
Watertown 19° | 9° Syracuse 21° | 6°

Lake Placid 13° | 0°

Albany 23° | 6°

Binghamton 22° | 3° Montauk 26° | 16°

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New York 26° | 10°
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Cloudy Partly Cloudy

Jefferson, Lewis and Oswego counties:
Lake effect snow; areas of blowing snow; up to 16 inches possible; high near 20; southwest winds to 20 mph. Up to another 14 inches of snow tonight; lows zero to 10.

Comedian Judy Gold prepares to taste a plate of latkes at Ben’s Deli as Guy Fieri awaits her appraisal.

Adirondacks and St. Lawrence River:
Mostly cloudy; chance of snow; high near 18; southwest winds to 20 mph; gusts to 30 mph. Partly cloudy tonight; low near 4.

Extended outlook:
Partly sunny Thursday; chance of snow early; highs 15 to 25; lows 10 to 20. Mostly cloudy Friday; chance of snow; temperatures steady near 30. Rain likely Saturday; high near 45; low near 30.

4 hours, 4 Super Bowl meals with Food Network’s Guy Fieri


Forecast for today
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National forecast
Seattle 47° | 42° Billings 38° | 20°

Guy’s American Kitchen


Forecast highs for Wednesday, Jan. 8

Minneapolis 3° | -17° Chicago 15° | 4° Detroit 14° | -3° New York 26° | 10° Washington D.C. 32° | 14°

San Francisco 56° | 49° Los Angeles 65° | 48°

Denver 41° | 25°

El Paso 62° | 34° Houston 59° | 39°

Atlanta 41° | 18°

Miami 73° | 57°


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Watertown Filtration Plant
For 24 hours ending 8 a.m. Tuesday Precipitation Precip. this month Precip. this year Daily Snow Monthly Snow Annual Snow Snow to date last year High temperature Low .39 1.34 1.34 5 11.5 44.5 41 42 5

Lake Ontario
Surface temp Water level, Oswego 35° 244.99 n/a° 245.34 244.99 244.53

St. Lawrence River
Surface temp Level at Cape Vincent Level at Alexandria Bay Level at Ogdensburg

Temperatures, barometer
Tuesday at Watertown International Airport 8 a.m. 9 29.85 11 a.m. n/a n/a 1 p.m. 9 29.91 4 p.m. 10 29.96

Canton statistics
For 24 hours ending 8 a.m. Tuesday Precipitation trace Precip. this month 1.45 Precip. this year 1.45 Daily Snow trace Monthly Snow .5 Annual Snow 29 High temperature 35 Low 4

Past weather
Jan. 8, 2013 Jan. 8, 2004 Jan. 8, 1989 Jan. 8, 1964 Jan. 8, 1939 Jan. 8, 1914 Jan. 8 record high Record low 8 a.m. 1 p.m. 31 37 -4 1 20 16 8 20 33 36 30 34 62 in 2008 -25 in 1968

Sunrise, sunset
Watertown Massena

Sunset today Sunrise tomorrow

4:43 7:38

4:36 7:37

National temperatures
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NEW YORK — The idea: With Food Network star Guy Fieri and comedian Judy Gold as my guides, find the best spots for Super Bowlstyle grub in Manhattan. The reality: Fire up “When Harry Met Sally” and loop it on the diner scene (yes, the moaning). Now blast a laugh track, then add a profanity-spewing rabbi, enough X-rated commentary to render much of the evening’s dialogue unquotable, and such gluttonous portions of high-fat food that by the end at least one of us would be vomiting. You have a sense of the evening. Which is to say, pairing up with Fieri and Gold was more amusing, but less helpful, than hoped. With the Super Bowl coming to the New York area Feb. 2, I wanted to know where to go for the over-thetop fare we’ve come to associate with the big game. So last month I got a tour from Fieri, a master of too-muchis-not-enough eating. He’s pimping the new season of his show, “Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off,” so he brought along Gold, one of his co-stars. A little predictably, we started the evening at Guy’s American Kitchen and Bar, Fieri’s Times Square restaurant made as famous by a scathing New York Times review as by the celebrity himself. This was my first visit and — true to the hype — this is not the place to go for great food. It was, however, an excellent place for great grub. As Fieri regaled us with his Super Bowl party food philosophy — “You can’t just order 10 pizzas! That’s a throwaway! That’s an insult to the game. You’ve got to put some time into it.” — the onslaught began. Something called Mongolian chicken wings bathed in a sticky honey-soy sauce had Gold moaning loudly. “MMMMM! MMMMMM! Oh my God, it’s so good! AHRRRRRRR!” And except to occasionally ask waitresses about gynecological procedures (just roll with it), this pretty much became her soundtrack for the evening. We were all smitten with Round 2, a rack of sashimi tacos (crispy wontons filled with ahi tuna, mango jicama salsa and a soy glaze). Knowing we had three more meals to come, we could and should have stopped there. We didn’t. General Tso’s pork shank — a massive hunk of tender, sweet meat — landed with a thud on the table and in our guts. It was followed closely by a colossal French dip sandwich. “I don’t think everyone will subscribe to this, but I put in as much time and at-

and Bar, 220 West 44th Street, New York, N.Y., 10036. 646-5324897. Ben’s of Manhattan, 209 West 38th Street, New York, N.Y., 10018. 212-398-2367. http:// Defonte’s of Brooklyn, 261 Third Avenue, New York, N.Y., 10010. 212-614-1500. http:// Fred’s, 476 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, N.Y., 10024. 212-579-3076. http://fredsnyc. com/ sandwiches that need no translation. You order up a dozen or so of these, slice them and line them up, and you have an incredible Super Bowl feed. If the food is this good, there is no shame in takeout for a Super Bowl party. By the time we reached Gold’s contribution to our agenda — Fred’s, a restaurant with a sports bar feel and walls plastered with photos of customers’ dogs — the car reeked of grinders. The only thing less appealing than getting out to eat another meal was staying in and smelling it longer. “Do you have any place I can lay down?” Gold asked the hostess. Our table quickly filled with food and wine. A rich Buffalo chicken macaroni and cheese that had you not already consumed three dinners you wouldn’t be able to stop eating. A Super Bowl salad (that’s its real name) of beets, goat cheese, oranges, walnuts and pineapple. A bacon and mushroom cheeseburger. “I’m sweating,” Fieri complained as he kept eating. “I’ve got the shakes.” And then we were done. We kind of stared at each other. Our mission accomplished, we were all thinking the same thing. Gold put words to it. “If I throw up, I’m texting you.” The next day, at 2:07 p.m. my phone beeped. “Puked all night. So sick today. Not kidding,” Gold’s text read. “I’m going to KILL you the next time I see you!!” I’d say we’re ready for some football.
AP Food Editor J.M. Hirsch tweets as @JM—Hirsch


Food Network star Guy Fieri slices into a mac and cheese hamburger as a plate of General Tso’s pork shank, in foreground, is displayed at his restaurant, Guy’s American Kitchen and Bar, during a tour of premier places to get Super Bowl grub in New York.

tention when I’m putting together a Super Bowl spread as I do Thanksgiving,” Fieri said. “This is the greatest day of the greatest game.” Still it came. A burger topped with mac and cheese, bacon and six varieties of cheese. Bowls of beef, sausage and bacon chili. Tiramisu. Bread pudding doused with Jack Daniels. And then we piled into a car. Up next, Ben’s, a kosher deli on 38th Street. Gold: “Ben’s?” she yelled. “We’re gonna have some pastrami!” We did. And matzo ball soup. And stuffed cabbage. And latkes. And a knish. And kreplach (a dumpling). And a rabbi so excited to stop by our booth he dropped F-bombs while telling Fieri what a fan he is. But a Jewish deli for Super Bowl grub? Not your conventional accompaniment to spreads usually populated with guacamole and nachos. But Fieri and Gold agreed — whether it’s classics like chicken soup or bagels and cream cheese, Jewish food is comfort food. It’s rich and easy. It’s right. “Especially this time of year, if you’re getting ready to go to the Super Bowl or you’re going tailgating, man, I want somebody to bust out matzo ball soup,” Fieri said. Gold was getting concerned with being only halfway through our culinary agenda. “How are we going to eat anywhere else today? I’m going to puke!” So we compromised. Instead of going into Defonte’s of Brooklyn — the Midtown outpost of the

nearly 100-year-old Italian sandwich shop in Brooklyn — we pulled up outside and got takeout to eat in the car. We ate it as we headed to our fourth stop. Four massive subs and a pile of much-needed napkins came through the window — a Nicky special (ham, salami, fried eggplant, provolone cheese, and marinated mushrooms, among other things); a hot roast beef (roast beef, fresh mozzarella, fried eggplant and jus); a Sinatra special (steak pizzaiola and fresh mozzarella); and a firehouse special (roast pork, fried eggplant, broccoli raab and provolone cheese). “Oh my God, you’ve got to try this,”’ Gold said, shoving a hunk of the firehouse special at Fieri. “You’re like a Jewish drug dealer! `I’ve got a sandwich! Try it! Eat it,”’ he said. Yes, we were getting sick. Yet, slopping and dropping food all over ourselves, we passed hunks of the massive, crazy good hero sandwiches back and forth through the car. These are


Guy Fieri eats matzo ball soup at Ben’s Deli with comedian Judy Gold and AP Food Editor J.M Hirsch .