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Free screening set
Putnam County Help Me Grow will provide free screenings (hearing, development, speech, vision, behavioral and play skills) for infants, toddlers and preschoolers by appointment from 1-4 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Educational Service Center. Call Ann or Marcie to schedule an appointment at 419-523-6059 or 1-877-738-1866.


Ulm steps down from council president seat
BY NANCY SPENCER DELPHOS — For the last decade, Bob Ulm has led Delphos City Council through meetings in a timely, professional manner — the job of any council president. Ulm counts that as his greatest accomplishment while in the seat. “I covered city council for 26 years before being elected council president and I would become frustrated by meetings that were longer than necessary and sometimes little getting done,” he said. “My goal was to conduct organized meetings where everyone gets to express their opinion and then council makes decisions in a professional manner. I think I accomplished that. We made what we do the focus, not how we got there.” Ulm remembered some comments when he was elected. those who wanted to speak to council. I found out who they were and what they wanted. I can’t do anything halfway. It’s not in me.” Ulm said he approached the job as an opportunity to build an atmosphere of compromise. “Everyone wants something. If I can get you something you want while at the same time getting something I want, that’s great,” he said. “That’s how the world works — or it should.” Ulm did say what he enjoyed the most was what happens behind the scenes. “What I found the most satisfying was meeting with all the business people and getting their input,” he said. “I am proud to have been a part of expansions at Bunge and the I&K warehouse and forging the agreement to keep Vanamatic in town. These are not small accomplishments in a com-

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Delphos, Ohio munity this size.” While serving on council, Ulm said the city saw a lot of improvements: the new reservoir, wastewater and water treatment plants and sidewalks along Elida Road and Avenue, Second Street and East Fifth Street. “When we started looking at Elida Road and Second Street, a lot of people said we’d never get sidewalks in because of the cost,” Ulm began. “But we found grants to make it happen. We laid more than 4,000 feet of sidewalk in 10 years.” One of Ulm’s personal disappointments in office was losing Kettle Creations to Lima. “While I respect the decision made to take Kettle Creations to Lima, I’m disappointed we couldn’t offer them what they needed to operate here in Delphos,” he said. “That would have

City to pick up Christmas trees

The City of Delphos will pick up live Christmas trees this week. Residents can place them at the street on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Delphos Eagles Lodge. Donors should be 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health. A photo ID is needed to donate. Successful donors will be entered into a drawing for a $1,000 Visa gift card. Call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit to schedule an appointment.

Eagles to host blood drive Jan. 12

Ulm “A few people were convinced the city would have to shell out thousands of dollars to accommodate me because I’m blind,” he began. “What I would like those people to know is that the city spent zero dollars on me. I worked hard, read every ordinance and vetted

Obama readying for re-election bid after vacation
BY JULIE PACE The Associated Press HONOLULU — President Barack Obama will waste little time getting back in front of voters following a 10-day Hawaiian vacation spent largely out of the spotlight. Air Force One landed just before daybreak in Washington this morning after an overnight flight from the island of Oahu. The president is returning from vacation the same day Republican presidential candidates square off in the Iowa caucuses, the first nominating contest of the 2012 campaign. Obama plans to make his presence in the campaign known quickly. The president will host a live web chat with supporters in Iowa tonight as the caucuses are unfolding. The following day, Obama will travel to Cleveland for an event focused on the economy. Obama aides said the president will seek to draw a contrast with his GOP challengers during Wednesday’s trip to Ohio, a state sure to figure prominently in the presidential campaign. Obama returns to Washington facing further debate on extending payroll tax cuts, the same issue that consumed Washington during the final days of December. Congress broke through a stalemate just days before Christmas, agreeing to extend the cuts for two months. Lawmakers will get back to work later this month to negotiate a full-year extension of the cuts, which Obama supports. White House officials say the tax cut extension is the last “must-do” legislative item on Obama’s agenda this year. His strategy for his fourth year in office will focus largely on taking executive actions that do not need approval from lawmakers as he seeks to break away from a deeply unpopular Congress. The payroll tax cut debate almost prevented Obama from taking his annual Christmas trip to Hawaii. He delayed the trip nearly a week, finally departing on Dec. 23, just hours after Congress finalized the two-month extension. The president, wife Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha stayed largely out of the public eye during their trip to Oahu, the island where Obama was born and mostly raised. The Obamas stayed in a multimillion-dollar oceanfront rental on Kailua Beach, near Honolulu, and surrounded themselves with a close-knit group of family and friends. That included Obama’s sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, who lives on Oahu, and several of the president’s childhood friends.

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Jefferson slates annual cage tourney Jefferson boys basketball coach Marc Smith and staff have scheduled the 7th annual Wildcat 5th and 6th Grade Tournament to be held April 13-15 (Friday thru Sunday) at the Jefferson Middle and High schools. There will be separate divisions for 5th-grade teams and 6th grade teams, with each team guaranteed a minimum of 3 games. Entry fee for this event is $100. For more information, contact Coach Smith at (419) 615-7233 or Ron Ebbeskotte at (419) 692-7191. Today’s slate Girls Basketball (6 p.m.): Fort Jennings at St. John’s; Miller City at Jefferson; Lincolnview at Van Wert. Wrestling: Spencerville/ Wayne Trace at Paulding, 5:30 p.m. Thursday’s slate Girls Basketball (6 p.m.): Ada at Jefferson (NWC); St. John’s at New Knoxville (MAC); Kalida at Ottoville (PCL); Elida at St. Marys (WBL); Kenton at Van Wert (WBL). Wrestling (6 p.m.): WBL Quad at Elida; Trimeet at Van Wert. Co-Ed Swimming and Diving: Van Wert and LCC at Wapak, 5:30 p.m. Friday’s slate Boys Basketball (6 p.m.): Jefferson at Ada (NWC); Crestview at Ottoville; Lincolnview at Columbus Grove (NWC); Spencerville at Allen East (NWC); St. Marys at Elida (WBL); Van Wert at Kenton (WBL); New Knoxville at St. John’s (MAC), 6:30 p.m. Partly cloudy Wednesday with 20 percent chance of snow. See page 2.


Members of the Delphos Stadium Club got to work early Saturday morning tearing down the old fence around the football stadium at Stadium Park. The work is in preparation for sinking new posts and installing wrought-iron fencing in the spring.

Stadium Club works to be ready for spring

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Expert: Wastewater well in Ohio triggered quakes
By THOMAS J. SHEERAN The Associated Press CLEVELAND — A northeast Ohio well used to dispose of wastewater from oil and gas drilling almost certainly caused a series of 11 minor quakes in the Youngstown area since last spring, a seismologist investigating the quakes said Monday. Research is continuing on the now-shuttered injection well at Youngstown and seismic activity, but it might take a year for the wastewater-related rumblings in the earth to dissipate, said John Armbruster of Columbia University’s LamontDoherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, N.Y. Brine wastewater dumped in wells comes from drilling operations, including the so-called fracking process to extract gas from underground shale that has been a source of concern among environmental groups and some property owners. Injection wells have also been suspected in quakes in Astabula in far northeast Ohio, and in Arkansas, Colorado, and Oklahoma, Armbruster said. Thousands of gallons of brine were injected daily into the Youngstown well that opened in 2010 until its owner, Northstar Disposal Services LLC, agreed Friday to stop injecting the waste into the earth as a precaution while authorities assessed any potential links to the quakes. After the latest and largest quake Saturday at 4.0 magnitude, state officials announced their beliefs that injecting wastewater near a fault line had created enough pressure

to cause seismic activity. They said four inactive wells within a five-mile radius of the Youngstown well would remain closed. But they also stressed that injection wells are different from drilling wells that employ fracking. Armbruster said Monday he expects more quakes will occur despite the shutdown of the Youngstown well. “The earthquakes will trickle on as a kind of a cascading process once you’ve caused them to occur,” he See QUAKES, page 3

Fire Assoc. purchases fan with 300 Club proceeds



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The Delphos Fire Association recently purchased a new electric ventilation fan. The purchase was made possible by proceeds from the association’s 300 Club fund raiser. This type of fan can be used to ventilate not only smoke-filled structures but also gas odors or high carbon monoxide levels from homes, apartments and offices. The new fan is also equipped with an optional misting ring used to rehab firefighters that are battling structure fires during the hot summer months. Water is fed from the fire engine to the misting ring mounted on the fan. The mist is spread over the firefighters to help cool them during the rehab phase. Shown are firefighter Tim Klaus, left, Platoon Chief Kevin Streets and firefighter Steve Martz with the fan.

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Nigeria gas price protest turns violent in Lagos
By SUNDAY ALAMBA and YINKA IBUKUN The Associated Press LAGOS, Nigeria — An angry mob protesting spiraling fuel prices assaulted a soldier today while police shot another man at the demonstration, a sign of growing unrest over the government’s hugely unpopular decision to end a subsidy program that had kept gas costs down for more than two decades. An Associated Press reporter at the scene said the protest had started with activists wielding signs and walking down a major expressway, but before long angry protesters lit bonfires and vandalized at least three gas stations. A wounded man later ran along the road shouting: “The police shot me, take me to hospital!” The Nigerian government’s quiet announcement over the long holiday weekend that the popular subsidy was being ended already has led to organizing in major cities across Africa’s most populous nation of 160 million. Nigeria’s government says it will use $8 billion in savings to make much-needed infrastructure improvements. But union leader Oladipo Fashina has described the move as “immoral and politically suicidal” and he has urged Nigerians to resist “with everything they have.” Previous attempts to even tamper with the subsidy have been met with nationwide protests. Today, a rapidly growing group of protesters were going from gas station to station, telling owners not to sell gas at the spiked prices of about $3.50 a gallon (94 cents per liter). That is more than double what consumers paid only days ago for the fuel desperately needed to power the generators that keep many businesses running in Nigeria, where the national electricity supply can be described as sporadic at best. President Goodluck Jonathan announced Monday evening that he has set up a committee to ensure that the savings from the subsidy’s end will be invested effec-

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tively to improve the quality of life of Nigerians. Few, though, have seen any benefit from the country’s vast oil wealth over decades of production, and a culture of distrust of government permeates Nigerian society. And the unrest over rising gas prices is only further adding to Nigeria’s security woes: Jonathan already declared a state of emergency over the weekend in parts of the country hit by a growing Islamic insurgency that is fueled in part by widespread poverty. And the gas price hike is likely to result in even higher prices in the landlocked and violence-plagued north, as Nigeria’s refined oil is mainly imported through ports in the country’s south. Already the price of gas has risen to at least $3.50 per gallon (94 cents per liter) — just over double Sunday’s morning price of about $1.70 per gallon (45 cents per liter). Most Nigerians subsist on just $2 a day and the rising gas prices are expected to force food prices to spiral as well.

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Woman arrested Traffic stops Delphos man nets OVI, posfaces domestic on failure to violence charge appear warrant session charges
At approximately 8:07 p.m. on Saturday, Delphos Police responded to the 600 block of Suthoff Street after receiving a report of a domestic violence situation. After officers arrived, it was determined that 56-yearold Mark Pierson Pierson had gotten in to a verbal and physical confrontation with a household or family member. Pierson was taken into custody and transported to the Allen County Justice Center. At approximately 4 p.m. on Friday, Delphos Police went to the 400 block of East Second Street and took 47-year-old Laura Savage into custody on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear on a theft charge Savage out of L i m a Municipal Court. Savage was transported to the Delphos Police Department, where she was later turned over to an Allen County Deputy.


Police probe criminal damage reports
Delphos Police are investigating several criminal damaging reports. Police responded to the 600 block of North Washington Street on Friday after a resident reported an unknown subject(s) had caused criminal damage to the property with spray paint. A resident in the 400 block of Wayne Street reported to the Delphos Police Department

on Saturday that an unknown subject had driven into a portion of their privacy fence damaging several slats. At approximately 3:16 p.m. on Saturday, a Delphos resident reported that while their vehicle was parked on the parking lot of a business in the 900 block of Elida Avenue, an unknown subject caused damage to their vehicle.

At approximately 3:15 p.m. on Friday, Delphos Police initiated a traffic stop on 27-year-old Steven J. Diltz, who had been driving at a high rate of speed in an erratic and reckless manner. Diltz Diltz was found to be operating the vehicle while impaired and charged with O.V.I. pending results from the lab. Also in the vehicle with Diltz at the time of the traffic stop was 27-yearold Chad Neuman. Neuman was released after being cited in to Van Wert Municipal Neuman Court with possession of drug abuse instruments and possession of marijuana with additional charges pending after BCI&I results.

Feb. 6, 1935-Jan. 2, 2012 Roger L. Wells, 76, of Delphos, died Monday at his residence. He was born Feb. 6, 1935, in Spencerville to George and Irene (Walther) Wells, who preceded him in death. He married Norma Miller, who died on July 29, 2008. He is survived by sons Dennis (Cherie) Wells of Spencerville and Don (Valeta) Ditto and Ron (Shirley) Ditto of Delphos; daughters Becky (Jim) Rison of Spencerville and Shirley (Marvin) Lucas and Bonnie (Larry) Swaney of Delphos; and many grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by daughters Brenda Keller and Barb Dickson; and sisters Mary Adkins, Joan Andrews and Ruth Hageman. Mr. Wells worked for the Ford Motor Company as a crank shaft coordinator for 25 years and enjoyed listening to country music. Services begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, the Rev. Tom Shobe officiating. Burial will follow in Wright Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and for an hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Preferred memorials are to the American Lung Association.


April 6, 1925-Dec. 30, 2011 Lewis H. Metzger, 86, of Spencerville, died Friday at the Cleveland Clinic, following complications of surgery on Nov. 4. He was born April 6, 1925, in Spencerville, to Frederick and Carrie (Stonehill) Metzger, who are deceased. On June 21, 1947, he married LaDonna E. Good, who survives. Services were held today at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, the Rev. David Howell officiating. Burial was in Spencerville Cemetery with military rites by the Spencerville Veterans. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Spencerville Veterans Memorial Park Fund.

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High temperature Monday in Delphos was 31 degrees, low was 20. Snowfall was recorded at 1 inch. High a year ago today was 38, low was 19. Record high for today is 60, set in 1950. Record low is -2, set in 1996. WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county Associated Press

been a great addition to Delphos.” One thing that surprised Ulm was people’s attitude during talks about water and the reservoir. “Some people were vary adamant about where the water should come from and there was a lot of anger in phone calls and other conversations,” he said. Nonetheless, Ulm said he enjoyed his 10 years. “I really liked representing the city at events and functions in this and other communities,” he added. “I’d like to think the city is in a better position than it was 10 years ago. I hope so. I wouldn’t change a single thing we’ve done in the last 10 years.” Ulm said he won’t fade quietly into the sunset. “I’m not going to disappear. I have some other things to challenge me and I will remain heavily involved in the community,” he said. “I also want people with handicaps to know they shouldn’t let them determine what they have to contribute. Everyone can play a part. Everyone should be willing to perform public service at some time. It’s our obligation.

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Iran warns US carrier: Don’t come back to Gulf
By NASSER KARIMI The Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s army chief today warned an American aircraft carrier not to return to the Persian Gulf in Tehran’s latest tough rhetoric over the strategic waterway, part of a feud with the United States over new sanctions that has sparked a jump in oil prices. Gen. Ataollah Salehi spoke as a 10-day Iranian naval exercise ended near the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Gulf. Iranian officials have said the drill aimed to show that Iran could close the vital oil passage, as it has threatened to do if the United States enacts strong new sanctions over Iran’s nuclear program. The strait, leading into the

A girl, Pippa Helen, was born Dec. 31 at St. Rita’s Medical Center to Wade and Lianne Pohlman of Delphos. She weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. She was welcomed home by sisters Cheyenne and Isabella. Grandparents are George and Karen Bockey and Roger and Sally Pohlman of Delphos. Great-grandparents are Josephine Bockey and Ruth Pohlman of Delphos. ST. RITA’S A girl was born Dec. 30 to Brandon and Jessica Hoehn of Delphos.


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Gee says Ohio State should have asked more questions
COLUMBUS (AP) — President E. Gordon Gee says Ohio State University should have asked more pointed questions as a memorabilia-forcash scandal was first coming to light. The NCAA last month hit Ohio State with a one-year bowl ban and additional penalties for violations that started with eight football players taking thousands of dollars in cash and tattoos. That was in exchange for jerseys, rings and other Buckeyes memorabilia. Gee tells The Columbus Dispatch that the university has learned to back up its procedures by asking the right questions. Consultants have been studying how well Ohio State complies with rules and requirements and plans to present recommendations soon. The university president says one positive outcome from the scandal is that it has been a wake-up for schools across the country.


Statewide muzzleloader season opens Jan. 7-10
COLUMBUS — Ohio’s popular muzzleloader deer season is set to open statewide Jan. 7-10, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife. The Division of Wildlife expects as many as 265,000 hunters will hunt deer during the muzzleloader season. Legal hunting hours this season are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset. Ohio deer hunters must possess the proper permits. Regardless of zone, method of taking, or season, hunters may take only one antlered deer during the 2011-2012 deer hunting season. Deer must be checked in by 11:30 p.m. the day of harvest. Hunters must still report their deer harvest, but are no longer required to take their deer to a check station for physical inspection. Instead, hunters have three options to complete the new automated game check: • On the Internet at • By telephone at 1-877-TAG-ITOH (1-877824-4864). This option is only available to those who are required to have a deer permit to hunt deer. • At all license agents. A list of these agents can be found at or by calling 1-800-WILDLIFE. Ohio’s small game, furbearer, and waterfowl seasons will also be open during the muzzleloader season. During those overlapping four days, small game hunters and deer hunters must wear a visible solid hunter orange or camouflage hunter orange coat, jacket, vest or coveralls. The Division of Wildlife is collaborating with Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry to help pay the processing fees of donated venison. Donations of extra deer will be accepted throughout the entire deer season. Hunters who donate their deer to a food bank are not required to pay the processing cost as long as the deer are taken to a participating processor and while funding for the effort is available.



Counties being served by this program can be found online at The white-tailed deer is the most popular game animal in Ohio, frequently pursued by generations of hunters. Ohio ranks 8th nationally in annual hunting-related sales and 10th in the number of jobs associated with the hunting-related industry. Each year, hunting has an $859 million economic impact in Ohio through the sale of equipment, fuel, food, lodging and more. Additional hunting regulations and maps of deer zones are contained in the 2011-2012 Ohio Hunting Regulations. This free publication is available where hunting licenses are sold and from the Division of Wildlife by calling 1-800-WILDLIFE or on the Internet at wildohio. com. The 2011-2012 licenses are not printed on weatherproof paper. Sportsmen and women need to protect their licenses and permits from the elements by carrying them in a protective pouch or wallet.

Plumbing problems close kids’ museum

Grants available for ‘WILD School Sites’
COLUMBUS — Ohio teachers who have successfully used Project WILD in their classrooms now have the opportunity to provide students with additional hands-on learning tools about wildlife and habitat through grants being offered through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife. Grants totaling $500 each will be awarded on a competitive basis to 40 schools currently participating in Project WILD, a supplemental environmental education curriculum for grades K-12. Project WILD uses wildlife and wildlife management techniques to teach traditional school subjects such as math, science, and language arts. Now in its ninth year, the grant program provides teachers with funding to purchase the materials, equipment, and activities needed to develop “WILD School Sites” on their school sites. “A WILD School Site project allows teachers to take lesson plans outdoors, bringing conservation education concepts to life for students,” said Jen Dennison, wildlife

YOUNGSTOWN (AP) — An Ohio children’s museum that closed New Year’s Eve because of plumbing problems may need several more days to fix things. Officials say the Oh Wow! Center for Science and Technology in Youngstown could remain closed all this week. WKBN-TV reports the museum’s main plumbing line backed up twice last week. The first backup shut down two of the center’s five bathrooms. The second time, bathrooms on the first floor flooded and drained into the lower level. Museum director Suzanne Barbati says none of the restrooms could be used. The center says on its website that it has gotten a crash course on what happens to the contents of a toilet after it’s flushed.

“A WILD School Site project allows teachers to take lesson plans outdoors, bringing conservation education concepts to life for students. An added benefit is the improvement of schoolyard habitat for wildlife and people, which enhances outdoor learning experiences.”
— Jen Dennison, wildlife education coordinator for the Division of Wildlife education coordinator for the Division of Wildlife. “An added benefit is the improvement of schoolyard habitat for wildlife and people, which enhances outdoor learning experiences.”

Judge rules against indicted ex-commissioner

CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal judge has refused to toss out the first of two corruption indictments against a former county official in Cleveland facing trial this week. Judge Sara Lioi ruled Monday night that there is no double jeopardy involved in the two sets of charges returned against former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora. She says the double jeopardy issue — or facing two trials for the same crime — cannot be argued until the first trial ends. Dimora, a former county Democratic chairman, goes on trial Wednesday in Akron on racketeering and bribery charges. No trial date has been set for the second indictment, on conspiracy charges. Dimora has pleaded not guilty to both indictments.

The grants are awarded to applicants that best meet the WILD School Site criteria. Criteria includes participation in one of Ohio’s Project WILD programs, direct improvement of the habitat on the school grounds, involvement of the students in the projects as much as possible, and correlation of the projects to the school’s curriculum. Funding for the WILD School Site grant program comes directly from the sale of Ohio hunting and fishing licenses. Interested educators should submit an application between January 1 and May 31 to the ODNR Division of Wildlife, Outdoor Education Section, 2045 Morse Road, Bldg. G, Columbus, OH 43229. Complete details of the grant program and an application packet can be found at To learn more about Project WILD or to find an area workshop, go to or call 1-800-WILDLIFE. The ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR Web site at

Mallory Lynn Schroeder and Darren Joseph Siefker were united in marriage on Nov. 12, 2011, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Columbus Grove, the Rev. Tom Oedy officiating. The bride’s parents are Mark and Margery Schroeder of Columbus Grove. The groom’s parents are Dennis and Deborah Siefker of Columbus Grove. Matron of honor was Kelly Reef of Stow, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Denise Miller of Perrysburg, sister of the groom; Sara Siefker of Ottawa, sister-in-law of the groom; Andrea Koch of Ottawa, cousin of the bride; Nicole Morman of Glandorf, cousin of the bride; Malorie Libal of Brunswick, friend of the couple; and Jaclyn Guidetti of Cleveland, friend of the couple. Flower girl was MaKenna Siefker of Ottawa, niece of the groom. Ring bearer was Alexander Siefker of Ottawa, nephew of the groom. Best man was Duane Siefker of Ottawa, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Tony Moore of Ottawa, cousin of the groom; Brian Schroeder of Sidney, brother of the bride; Dylan Kleman of Columbus Grove, cousin of the groom; and Brady Maag, Justin Kruse and Adam Lamb of Columbus Grove, friends of the couple. A reception was held following the ceremony at Columbus Grove Legion. The bride is an occupational therapist for Concept Rehab in Sidney.

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The Marion Township Trustees held their regular scheduled meeting on Dec. 26 at the Marion Township Office with the following members present: Howard Violet and Jerry Gilden. The purpose of the meeting was to pay bills and conduct ongoing business. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved as read. The trustees then reviewed the bills and gave approval for 21 checks totaling $7,840.11 Trustee Gilden offered a resolution stating that the ending balances for all funds from 2011 are sufficient until the 2012 amounts are certified from the Allen County Auditor which was seconded by Trustees Violet and all votes were “YES.” Trustee Gilden made a

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motion to pay the trustees and fiscal officer salaries for 2012 monthly as provided by the law and to continue all wages and benefits for all employees as in the previous year and made the following statement on the township policies: “We, the Board of Trustees of Marion Township, do resolve and proclaim our desire and intention to provide for all full-time employees, The Board of Trustees and the Fiscal Officer group benefits. These benefits will be for group, major medical and group life insurance in conformity with the new and revised Ohio Statue (ORC 505.6) for current and newly-elected officials and for current and newly-hired employees.” Trustee Violet seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

Trustee Gilden made a motion to accept the revised fire and EMS contract for two years with the City of Delphos with no increases, with a clause that all runs are done according to the Standard Operating Guidelines, which needs to be provided by the city, which was seconded by Trustee Violet and passed unanimously. Police Chief Vermillion advised the trustees of the Ohio Diesel Emission Reduction Grant Program available. The trustees will look to see if there would be any benefit to the township. The next meetings will be held on Jan. 17 and Jan. 30. There being no further business, a motion to adjourn by Trustee Gilden was seconded by Trustees Violet, which passed unanimously.

said. “This one year of pumping is a pulse that has been pushed into the ground, and it’s going to be spreading out for at least a year.” The quakes began last March with the most recent on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve each occurring within 100 meters of the injection well. The Saturday quake in McDonald, outside of Youngstown, caused no serious injuries or property damage. Youngstown Democrat Rep. Robert Hagan on Monday renewed his call for a moratorium on fracking and well injection disposal to allow a review of safety issues. “If it’s safe, I want to do it,” he said in a telephone interview. “If it’s not, I don’t want to be part and parcel to destruction of the environment and the fake promise of jobs.” He said a moratorium “really is what we should be doing, mostly toward the injection wells, but we should be asking questions on drilling itself.” A spokesman for Gov. John Kasich, an outspoken supporter of the growing oil and natural gas industry in Ohio, said the shale industry shouldn’t be punished for a fracking byproduct.


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“That would be the equivalent of shutting down the auto industry because a scrap tire dump caught fire somewhere,” said Kasich spokesman Rob Nichols. He said 177 deep injection wells have operated without incident in Ohio for decades and the Youngstown well was closed within 24 hours of a study detailing how close a Christmas Eve quake was to the well. The industry-supported Ohio Oil and Gas Association said the rash of quakes was “a rare and isolated event that should not cast doubt about the effectiveness” of injection wells. Such wells “have been used safely and reliably as a disposal method for wastewater from oil and gas operations in the U.S. since the 1930s,” the association’s executive vice president, Thomas E. Stewart, said in a statement Monday. Environmentalists are critical of the hydraulic fracturing process, called fracking, which utilizes chemical-laced water and sand to blast deep into the ground and free the shale gas. Critics fear the process itself or the drilling liquid, which can contain carcinogens, could contaminate water supplies, either below ground, by spills, or in disposed wastewater.

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Election year begins with oil pipeline dispute
By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and Congress are starting the election year locked in a tussle over a proposed 1,700mile oil pipeline from Canada to Texas that will force the White House to make a politically risky choice between two key Democratic constituencies. Some unions say the Keystone XL pipeline would create thousands of jobs. Environmentalists fear it could lead to an oil spill disaster. A law Obama signed just before Christmas that temporarily extended the payroll tax cut included a Republicanwritten provision compelling him to make a speedy decision on whether to build the pipeline. The administration is warning it would rather say no than rush a decision in an election year. It’s a dicey proposition for Obama, who enjoyed strong support from both organized labor and environmentalists in his winning 2008 campaign for the White House. Environmental advocates, already disappointed with his failure to achieve climate change legislation and the administration’s decision delay new smog standards, have made it clear that By ANNE GEARAN and KATHY GANNON Associated Press approval of the pipeline would dampen their enthusiasm for Obama in this November’s election. Some liberal donors even threatened to cut off funds to Obama’s re-election campaign to protest the project, which opponents say would transport “dirty oil” that requires huge amounts of energy to extract. If he rejects the pipeline, Obama risks losing support from organized labor, a key part of the Democratic base, for thwarting thousands of jobs. Obama appeared to have skirted what some dubbed the “Keystone conundrum” last month when the U.S. State Department announced it was postponing a decision on the pipeline until after the 2012 election. Officials said they needed extra time to study routes that avoid an environmentally sensitive area of Nebraska that supplies water to eight states. The affected area stretches just 65 miles through the Sandhills region of northern Nebraska, but the concerns were serious enough that the state’s governor and senators opposed the project until the pipeline was moved. Republican Gov. Dave Heineman, who opposed the initial route, says he supports efforts to accelerate the project, noting that provisions carious American outreach to the Taliban leadership. The U.S. outreach this year had fits and starts but had progressed to the point that there was active discussion of two steps the Taliban seeks as precursors to negotiations, the senior U.S. official said. Talks are on an unofficial hiatus at Karzai’s request, U.S. and other officials said. The trust-building measures under discussion involve a would-be Taliban headquarters office and the release from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, of about five Afghan prisoners considered affiliated with the Taliban. Those steps were to be matched by assurances from at least part of the Taliban leadership that the insurgents would cut ties with al-Qaida, accept the elected civilian government of Afghanistan and bargain in good faith. The U.S. describes its current Afghan policy as “fight, talk, build,” and maintains that it will not back off the military campaign that has ended Taliban control of key southern areas that had been the movement’s mainstay. The Taliban remains a potent fighting force and has shifted

One Year Ago • Van Wert Lodge No. 1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks recently participated in the Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Benjamin Price. He is a member of Boy Scout Troop 35 in Van Wert and is the son of Pat and Diane Ryan. He was presented an American Flag and an Eagle Scout Certificate from the Elks. 25 Years Ago — 1987 • Gray Drug Store will have a new manager starting Monday, when Thurman Henry replaces Brian Graham, who will become manager of the Wapakoneta store. Henry said they currently employ seven people at Gray Drug, which celebrates its first anniversary in Delphos in March. • Piano students of Karen Violet presented a recital at the Presbyterian Church. Participants were Jay Hoersten, Amber McClure, Andrea Birkemeier, Erin Lloyd and Kelly Nomina. Mary Violet, was guest pianist. Mrs. Violet and daughter, Barb, presented a piano duet. • Robert Fischnich, son of Donald R. and Lavone S. Fischnich of Ottawa, has been promoted in the U.S. Air Force to the rank of airman first class. His wife, Regina, is the daughter of Eugene and Mary Ann Hoersten of Kalida. He is a 1984 graduate of Ottawa-Glandorf High School. 50 Years Ago — 1962 • The Rev. Thomas W. Kuhn, principal of Delphos John’s High School, announced Wednesday the results of the American College Testing Program. Eight of the 18 students taking the test received scores placing them in the top ten national percentile division. Those students are Phillip Bryan, Wayne Hotz, James Lang, Karen Rahrig, Frank Schimmoeller, Robert Hiett, William Van Pelt and Paul Wiechart. • The Allen County Grange banquet will be held on Jan. 15 at the Cairo Methodist Church. Among those to be featured on the program will be the Herbert Thomas family of Lima with vocal selections; The New Tunes, a boys quartet from Gomer and a stunt by the Leatherwood Grange members. • The Delphos Jefferson Wildcats were on the short end of a 60-47 score in a game played here Tuesday night against the Lincolnview Lancers. Jim Dorman led all scorers with 25 points, and Ed Porter also got into the double column with 11. 75 Years Ago — 1937 • To Mrs. Maurice Mueller, West First Street, goes the honor of being the mother of the first baby born in Delphos in 1936. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Mueller early Wednesday morning. Mrs. Mueller was the former Viola Reinemeyer and served as the Delphos city health nurse before her marriage. • Howard Ream hung up a new record in the weekly match at the Gramm range making the highest score for the present season, 252 out of 300. Herbert Buchanan took second place with a 248 score. Team No. 1 won the week’s match with a score of 1140 to 1022. • The Marion Township Board of Education held a meeting at the township house, South Main Street, Jan. 1. This meeting was held for the purpose of organizing for the new year. Roy Humphrey, Harry Patton and Kenneth Peltier carried over. John Vandemark and Russell Jones are the new members. Ray Stemen and Ira Brenneman retired from the board.


Unemployment claims rise after steady declines
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose last week after three weeks of decline. Even with the gain, applications remained at a level consistent with modest hiring. And the broader trend over the past month suggests job growth could pick up further in the new year. Weekly applications increased by 15,000 to a seasonally adjusted 381,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, dropped for the fourth straight week to 375,000. That’s the lowest level since June 2008. “Despite the rise in the weekly claims data, the longer-term trend ... suggests that the recovery in the labor market is maintaining its momentum,” said Michael Gapen, an economist at Barclays Capital, in a note to clients. Applications generally must fall below 375,000 — consistently — to signal that hiring is strong enough to reduce the unemployment rate. While layoffs have fallen sharply since the recession officially ended two and a half years ago, many companies have been slow to add jobs. Economists caution that the figures can be volatile around the holidays. The data for seven states, including California and Virginia, were estimated because of the Monday holiday, a Labor Department spokesman said. Those estimates have in the past proven reliable, the spokesman said, and haven’t required major revision. Hiring has improved in recent months. Employers have added an average of 143,000 net jobs a month from September through November. That’s almost double the average for the previous three months. Next year should be even better. A survey of 36 economists by the Associated Press this month found that they expect the economy will generate an average of about 175,000 jobs per month in 2012. More small businesses plan to hire than at any time in three years, a trade group said earlier this month. And a separate private-sector survey found more companies are planning to add workers in the first quarter of next year than at any time since 2008. In November, the unemployment rate fell to 8.6 percent from 9 percent. Still, about half that decline occurred because many of the unemployed gave up looking for work. When people stop looking for a job, they’re no longer counted as unemployed. The pickup in hiring reflects some modest improvement in the economy. Growth will likely top 3 percent at an annual rate in the final three months of this year, economists expect. That would be better than the 1.8 percent growth in the July-September quarter. Europe is almost certain to fall into recession because of its financial troubles. And without more jobs and higher incomes, consumers may have to cut back on spending. Both could drag on growth next year.

US wants 2012 talks for Taliban political office

in the payroll tax bill allow the project developer to find a new route avoiding the Sandhills. The new route would have to be approved by Nebraska environmental officials and the State Department, which has authority because the pipeline would cross an international border. The pipeline would carry oil from tar sands in western Canada to refineries in Texas, passing through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma. The project’s developer, Calgarybased TransCanada, says the pipeline could create as many as 20,000 jobs, a figure opponents say is inflated. A State Department report last summer said the pipeline would create up to 6,000 jobs during construction. The payroll tax cut law gives the Obama administration 60 days to decide whether to allow construction of the pipeline. An “arbitrary deadline” for the permit decision would compromise the process, short-circuiting time needed to conduct required environmental reviews and preventing the issuance of a permit, the State Department warned in a written statement on Dec. 12. Obama administration officials confirmed that view after the payroll tax bill was approved. operations to other parts of the country. Just Friday, for instance, a NATO service member died in a roadside bombing in southern Afghanistan, while allied and Afghan forces killed three senior Taliban figures and captured 11 fighters and sympathizers, according to the alliance. Although top U.S. military commanders say they cannot kill their way to military victory in Afghanistan, targeted raids on Taliban operatives are one of the tactical success stories of President Barack Obama’s shift in strategy that favors counter-terrorism tactics. The longer-term strategic effect of those tactics is less clear; nighttime kill-and-capture raids, in which a number of civilians have died, have become a flashpoint for anger over foreign meddling in Afghanistan. Karzai has demanded that foreign troops stop breaking into homes. The U.S. administration wants to use its current extensive military campaign and an acknowledged but incomplete plan for a long-term American military presence in Afghanistan as leverage to draw the Taliban to talks with Karzai’s representatives. out a TV ad — her first since before an August test vote in Iowa — reminding Republican caucus voters of her Iowa roots and stiff stands in Washington. The ad twice mentions Bachmann’s Iowa heritage and calls her “one of our own.” It’s been a costly race with at least $12.5 million in advertising — much of it negative — flooding Iowa’s airwaves in the run-up to the caucuses as candidates and outside groups aligned with them, called super PACs, worked to influence the outcome of what remains a wide open race. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, has roughly the same amount of backing in polls as he did in 2008 when he lost the race with 25 percent of the vote amid skepticism over his Mormon faith and reversals on some social issues. This year, he has been counting on the GOP conservative base splintering in a multicandidate field to allow him to win with roughly the same percentage of the vote. But now, Santorum is challenging him for the lead, and the anti-abortion crusader is looking to unify socially conservative voters behind his candidacy. And that’s putting pressure on Romney, who is focusing on turning out his base of support from his last campaign.

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WASHINGTON — The Obama administration hopes to restore momentum in the spring to U.S. talks with the Taliban insurgency that had reached a critical point before falling apart this month because of objections from Afghan President Hamid Karzai, U.S. and Afghan officials said. One goal of renewed talks with the insurgents would be to identify cease-fire zones that could be used as a steppingstone toward a full peace agreement that stops most fighting, a senior administration official told The Associated Press. It’s a goal that so far has remained far out of reach. U.S. officials from the State Department and White House plan to continue a series of secret meetings with Taliban representatives in Europe and the Persian Gulf region next year, two officials said, assuming a small group of Taliban emissaries the U.S. considers legitimate remains willing. The U.S. officials spoke on condition of anonymity to describe the sensitive and preBy KASIE HUNT and MIKE GLOVER Associated Press

Romney looks to fend off Santorum, Paul in Iowa
“I look forward to building on our momentum from Iowa to again defy expectations in New Hampshire,” a confident Santorum said as the day began, announcing the endorsement of several New Hampshire politicians and making clear his intent to compete aggressively in that state’s Jan. 10 primary regardless of the Iowa outcome. At a cafe in Polk City, he noted Romney’s emphasis on his private-sector experience and added: “We are not looking for executive experience. We are looking for a commander in chief.” With time short, Romney, Santorum and Paul, as well as the trailing Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, fanned out across the Midwestern state to make closing arguments to the chunk of likely Iowa Republican caucus-goers who say they haven’t decided who to support and still could change their minds. “I feel very confident. We’ve got a great ground game,” Perry said on NBC as the day began, highlighting the 41 percent of likely voters who say in a recent poll that they could be persuaded to vote for someone else. Bachmann, who was born in Waterloo but later moved to Minnesota, rolled

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DAVENPORT, Iowa — Challenging Mitt Romney one day before the leadoff presidential caucuses, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Monday implored legions of undecided voters to “not settle for someone as your nominee who might be able to win the election but it might be a pyrrhic victory” that comes at too great a cost. On the final full day of campaigning before Tuesday’s contest, Romney — the GOP front-runner in Iowa and nationally — faced a suddenly rising Santorum, an unpredictable Ron Paul factor and the challenge of winning over on-the-fence voters in a state that vanquished him four years ago. Despite that pressure, Romney ignored his rivals and kept his focus on President Barack Obama, calling the 2012 election a battle for the “soul of America.” “This is a contest about the economy and about the budget and about foreign affairs, but it’s also an election that is bigger than that,” Romney said at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds. Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator, sounded increasingly optimistic.

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TODAY 6 p.m. — Weight Watchers meets at Trinity United Methodist Church, 211 E. Third St. 7 p.m. — Delphos Coon and Sportsman’s Club meets. Delphos City Council meets in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building. 7:30 p.m. — Alcoholics Anonymous, First Presbyterian Church, 310 W. Second St. WEDNESDAY 9 a.m. - noon — Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St., Kalida. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 11:45 a.m. — Rotary Club meets at the Delphos Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 6 p.m. — Shepherds of Christ Associates meet in the St. John’s Chapel. 6:30 p.m. — Delphos Kiwanis Club meets at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. Delphos Civil Service Commission meets at Municipal Building. 7:30 p.m. — Hope Lodge 214 Free and Accepted Masons, Masonic Temple, North Main Street. 9 p.m. — Fort Jennings Lions Club meets at the Outpost Restaurant.


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Minster belts LadyCats KALIDA — Minster broke open a tight halftime contest with a 13-4 third period and went on to a 41-26 girls nonconference victory over host Kalida on a light Monday night. T a r a Clune, a 6-2 senior, was the lone player in double digits with 13 to pace Minster (6-2). The visiting Wildcats canned 14-of32 shots (1-of-4 3s) for 43 percent and 12-of-24 from the line (50%). They grabbed 28 boards (5 offensive) and added 16 turnovers. Senior Amy Smith was Kalida’s top scorer with nine. They netted 9-of-47 from the floor (2-of-11 downtown) for a chilly 19 percent and


6-of-10 singles (60%). They amassed 29 caroms (12 offensive) and 16 miscues. Minster won the junior varsity contest 30-22. Kalida (4-4) visits Ottoville for a PCL contest Thursday.
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Special teams key Florida past Ohio St. 24-17
By MARK LONG The Associated Press
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Special teams were Urban Meyer’s pet project at Florida, his pride and joy. He coached the units for years, often using them to showcase his most talented players. So he must have smiled when Andre Debose and Chris Rainey made gamechanging plays on special teams in the Gator Bowl — even though they came against his future team. Debose returned a kickoff 99 yards — the longest scoring play in bowl history — and Rainey blocked a punt that was returned for a touchdown. Those were the difference in Florida’s 24-17 victory over Ohio State in Jacksonville on Monday. The speedsters helped the Gators (7-6) avoid their first losing season since 1979 and pick up some much-needed momentum after losing six of their previous eight games. “We don’t want to be remembered as the team that lost, so it was a big game for us,” defensive tackle Jaye Howard said. “Not only for the seniors but the program as a whole. It’s a building block for next year.” Ohio State (6-7) dropped four straight to finish below .500 for the first time since 1988 and lost seven games for the first time since 1897. The Buckeyes can take solace in knowing that Meyer, who officially takes over for interim coach Luke Fickell at Ohio State this week, will make it a priority to improve special teams. Meyer did that in his six seasons in Gainesville; Rainey and Debose were two of his most prized recruits. “When you have two good teams play each other, it’s usually special teams that will make the difference,” Ohio State defensive back Tyler Moeller said. “That’s what it was today.” Ohio State fell to 0-10 in bowl games against teams from the Southeastern Conference. Yes, the Buckeyes beat Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl last year but that victory was vacated as part of NCAA sanctions. The latest loss had everything to do with Florida’s speed. The Gators dominated the defensive line of scrimmage. They had a season-high six sacks, harassing Braxton Miller on nearly every passing play. Howard and Sharrif Floyd were disruptive all afternoon. Florida had similar success the last time it played Ohio State. The Gators were dominant on defense in a 41-14 win in the 2007 Bowl Championship Series national title game in Glendale, Ariz. Meyer was coaching Florida that night. Debose and Rainey proved to be the difference in the much-hyped rematch that centered around Meyer. Just after Ohio State tied the game at 7 on Miller’s 5-yard pass to DeVier Posey in the second quarter, Debose took the kickoff, made one cut to the outside and went untouched for his third career kickoff return for a touchdown. The Buckeyes never got close enough to even swipe at him, let alone make the tackle. “The two touchdowns on the special teams play were tough,” Buckeyes center Mike Brewster said. “It’s demoralizing. It’s like a free touchdown. But we had a lot of young guys in there. We had some injured guys who weren’t in there,and the people we had in there did the best they could.” Florida was up 14-10 at halftime and essentially put the game out of reach on the opening possession of the third. Rainey came off the left end and blocked Ben Buchanan’s punt. Seldom-used linebacker Graham Stewart scooped it up at the 14-yard line and scored the first touchdown of his career. It was Rainey’s sixth blocked punt of his career, breaking the school and SEC record. Rainey also ran for 71 yards on a warm and sunny day in Jacksonville. John Brantley completed 12-of-16 passes for 132 yards, with a touchdown and an interception. Ohio State wasn’t nearly as effective. Braxton Miller completed 18-of-23 passes for 162 yards and two touchdowns and was sacked six times. He completed an 11-yard TD pass to Jordan Hall with 57 seconds remaining. The Buckeyes failed to recover an onside kick and Florida ran out the clock for its sixth bowl victory in the last seven years, including four in a row. Players doused coach Will Muschamp with ice water in the final seconds but the coach later made it clear his team still has strides to make to get back to national prominence. “We’re one game (better than) last year,” Muschamp added. “Sometimes you’ve got to put your realistic glasses on (to see) where you are as a program right at this point. It’s not where we’re going to be very long. I can assure you of that. Moving in the right direction.” Ohio State has building blocks, too. Miller, a freshman, gives Meyer an experienced and improving quarterback for next season even though the Buckeyes won’t be bowl-eligible. “This whole season was a learning process,” Miller added. “I learned as the season went on. I could have played better. I’m anxious to get going for next year.”
PASADENA, Calif. — Chip Kelly expected the avalanche of offense produced by Oregon and Wisconsin in the 98th Rose Bowl, knowing his Ducks would need the late breaks that always eluded them in their BCS bowl losses the past two years. Maybe that’s why the Ducks coach practically took flight in excitement when Wisconsin receiver Jared Abbrederis’ fumble in the final minutes plopped right down near the Oregon sideline, inexplicably nestling in the grass like an Easter egg for Michael Clay to find. Oregon has been very good throughout Kelly’s three seasons. The Ducks finally were lucky as well Monday night and now they’re Rose Bowl champions for the first time in 95 years. Darron Thomas passed for three touchdowns, De’Anthony Thomas scored on runs of 91 and 64 yards and the No. 6 Ducks earned their first bowl victory under Kelly, holding off the Badgers 45-38 in the highest-scoring Rose Bowl ever played. The Ducks (12-2) needed more than hard work to survive this slugfest between two of the nation’s top offenses. They needed two strokes of good fortune in the final minutes. After Abbrederis’ fumble and a punt with 23 seconds left, Russell Wilson, who passed for 296 yards and two scores, moved the Badgers to the Oregon 25 with two long passes but the Badgers were down to 2 seconds and no timeouts. After waiting for the ball to be set, Wilson spiked it to set up a last-ditch heave to the end zone but the clock hit zeros while he did it. The Ducks held each other back on the sideline during a video review that confirmed time had run out. They stormed the hallowed field after holding Wisconsin scoreless in the fourth quarter, celebrating the biggest victory yet in Kelly’s 3-year football revolution. The last time Oregon won the Rose Bowl, beating Penn 14-0 in 1917, the players wore leather helmets, not the impossibly shiny creations they sported Monday. The Ducks’ innovations aren’t confined to their wardrobes and Oregon has now proved its unorthodox style can win even the biggest games. Oregon’s forward-thinking schemes produced 621 total yards — secondmost in Rose Bowl history — against the tough Badgers, playing at its usual frantic pace until the final whistle. Lavasier Tuinei caught eight passes for 158 yards and two TDs, including the go-ahead score with 14:35 to play. Montee Ball rushed for 122 of his 164 yards in the first half for the Badgers (11-3), who lost the Rose Bowl for the second straight year despite managing 508 yards of their own. Wilson repeatedly moved Wisconsin in the final minutes of his spectacular single season but Abbrederis’ mistake and the expiring clock were too much. The Granddaddy of Them All had never seen this many points, beating the record 80 scored by Washington and Iowa in 1991. The Ducks and Badgers produced the highest-scoring first quarter (14-14) and first half (28-28) in Rose Bowl history, eventually surpassing Washington’s 46-34 win over Iowa 21 years ago when Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema was a Hawkeyes lineman. Oregon’s yardage fell just short of USC’s 633 yards against Illinois in 2008. Ball tied Barry Sanders’ FBS record with his 39th touchdown of the season but the Heisman Trophy finalist was held to three carries for no yards in the fourth quarter. Every Badgers skill player had regrets about the scoreless fourth quarter — nobody more than Abbrederis, who made a TD catch on the opening drive. Tuinei was named the Ducks’ offensive player of the game but their flashiest star in those futuristic helmets was De’Anthony Thomas, the freshman from Los Angeles who showed off his electrifying athleticism on the longest scoring run in Rose Bowl history in the second quarter, going 91 yards up the middle. He added the 64-yard scoring run in the opening minute of the second half as Oregon won the matchup of the last two losers of the Rose Bowl. LaMichael James rushed for 159 yards and an early TD in his likely college finale for the Ducks and Kenjon Barner caught a TD pass from Darron Thomas Darron Thomas, who passed for 268 yards. Nick Toon caught a TD pass for Wisconsin and defensive end Louis Nzegwu returned a fumble 33 yards for a score in the second quarter. Both teams won their respective conferences’ first-ever league title games to earn this trip to Pasadena. Although the Ducks’ drought was generations longer, Wisconsin hasn’t won in Pasadena since Jan. 1, 2000, when Ron Dayne led the Badgers to back-toback Rose Bowl titles. Oregon quickly debunked the theory that teams with extra time to prepare for the Ducks’ inventive offense have a better chance to stop it. The Ducks were 1-4 in bowl games and season openers under Kelly until they carved up Wisconsin with the second-biggest yardage performance in Rose Bowl history. De’Anthony Thomas ended the record-breaking first quarter by bursting through the Wisconsin line and sprinting down the Oregon sideline, surpassing Tyrone Wheatley’s bowlrecord 88-yard run in 1993 and capping the second-longest scoring drive in Rose Bowl history at 95 yards. Both defenses then got a brief chance to shine in the second quarter: The Ducks stopped Wisconsin on fourth down inside the Oregon 20 but blitzing Wisconsin linebacker Mike Taylor forced Darron Thomas’ fumble moments later, and Nzegwu scooped it up and scored. De’Anthony Thomas’ 64-yard TD run put Oregon ahead for the first time, but the Badgers swung ahead with Wilson’s 18-yard TD pass to Toon. After the quarterbacks traded interceptions, Darron Thomas found Tuinei for his second score just 25 seconds into the fourth quarter, putting the Ducks ahead to stay. No. 12 Michigan State 33, No. 18 Georgia 30, 3OT TAMPA, Fla. — As he’s done so often over the past four seasons, Kirk Cousins kept his composure and found a way to help Michigan State win. The senior shrugged off a slow start Monday and gave the 12th-ranked Spartans a nice parting gift — a 33-30 triple overtime win against No. 18 Georgia in the Outback Bowl. The victory ended a 5-game bowl losing streak dating to Michigan State’s win in the 2001 Silicon Valley Bowl. It also stated the Spartans’ case for a top-10 final ranking. Cousins threw for 300 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. He led an 85-yard drive scoring to tie it in the closing seconds of regulation and Dan Conroy’s 28-yard field goal in the third overtime won it. The


The Associated Press Team Offense G Pts Miami 6 640 Philadelphia 4 412 Denver 6 613 Portland 4 407 Chicago 5 505 Minnesota 5 501 Oklahoma City 6 597 Atlanta 5 496 San Antonio 5 495 Cleveland 4 390 L.A. Clippers 4 389 Houston 4 388 Boston 6 579 Milwaukee 4 381 Dallas 6 570 Indiana 5 475 Orlando 6 567 New York 5 465 Sacramento 5 465 L.A. Lakers 6 555 Toronto 5 461 Phoenix 5 459 Utah 5 456 Charlotte 4 360 Golden State 5 447 Memphis 4 354 Detroit 5 438 New Orleans 5 430 New Jersey 6 512 Washington 5 426 ___ Defense G Pts Atlanta 5 438 L.A. Lakers 6 529 Indiana 5 445 Orlando 6 534 New Orleans 5 445 Chicago 5 449 Milwaukee 4 363 Detroit 5 458 Philadelphia 4 371 Phoenix 5 464 Cleveland 4 373 Portland 4 377 Toronto 5 472 San Antonio 5 472 Denver 6 572 New York 5 477 Houston 4 386 Minnesota 5 483 Golden State 5 483 Boston 6 581 Oklahoma City 6 583 Washington 5 487 Memphis 4 390 Miami 6 587 Sacramento 5 494 New Jersey 6 595 Dallas 6 596

Avg 106.7 103.0 102.2 101.8 101.0 100.2 99.5 99.2 99.0 97.5 97.3 97.0 96.5 95.3 95.0 95.0 94.5 93.0 93.0 92.5 92.2 91.8 91.2 90.0 89.4 88.5 87.6 86.0 85.3 85.2 Avg 87.6 88.2 89.0 89.0 89.0 89.8 90.8 91.6 92.8 92.8 93.3 94.3 94.4 94.4 95.3 95.4 96.5 96.6 96.6 96.8 97.2 97.4 97.5 97.8 98.8 99.2 99.3 G James, MIA 6 Durant, OKC 6 Anthony, NYK 5 Griffin, LAC 4 Love, MIN 5 Bryant, LAL 6 Bargnani, TOR 5 Nowitzki, DAL 6 Aldridge, POR 4 Williams, PHL 4 Jennings, MIL 4 Allen, BOS 6 Thornton, SAC 5 Rose, CHI 5 Martin, HOU 4 Anderson, ORL 6 Wade, MIA 6 Bosh, MIA 6 Lawson, DEN 6 Gordon, DET 5 FG Percentage Hawes, PHL Gasol, MEM James, MIA Ginobili, SAN Monroe, DET Wallace, POR Teague, ATL Ridnour, MIN White, CHA Allen, BOS Rebounds Howard, ORL Love, MIN Hawes, PHL McGee, WAS Hayes, SAC Camby, POR Varejao, CLE Haslem, MIA Bogut, MIL Griffin, LAC Assists Lowry, HOU Rondo, BOS Calderon, TOR Paul, LAC Rose, CHI Ellis, GOL Jack, NOR Nash, PHX Collison, IND Felton, POR L.A. Clippers Utah Charlotte -----Individuals Scoring 4 5 4

403 506 420

100.8 101.2 105.0

FG 66 57 40 40 39 51 42 48 36 24 28 39 36 32 27 41 45 44 41 31 FG 23 18 66 29 30 21 28 22 20 39

FT PTS 44 176 36 164 45 135 24 104 38 127 37 144 24 113 35 135 9 81 24 81 19 80 20 120 16 100 27 99 10 77 11 115 23 113 21 110 21 109 19 90 FGA 34 30 110 49 51 36 48 38 35 69

AVG 29.3 27.3 27.0 26.0 25.4 24.0 22.6 22.5 20.3 20.3 20.0 20.0 20.0 19.8 19.3 19.2 18.8 18.3 18.2 18.0 PCT .676 .600 .600 .592 .588 .583 .583 .579 .571 .565

G OFFDEF TOTAVG 6 25 67 92 15.3 5 28 48 76 15.2 4 10 40 50 12.5 5 17 38 55 11.0 5 18 35 53 10.6 4 11 31 42 10.5 4 18 23 41 10.3 6 17 43 60 10.0 4 7 33 40 10.0 4 15 24 39 9.8 G 4 6 5 4 5 4 4 5 5 4 AST 46 63 49 39 43 34 32 40 36 28 AVG 11.5 10.5 9.8 9.8 8.6 8.5 8.0 8.0 7.2 7.0

The Associated Press BASEBALL American League LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Agreed to terms with RHP LaTroy Hawkins on a 1-year contract. National League LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Agreed to terms with C Josh Bard and LHP John Grabow on minor-league contracts. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA_— Fined Utah F Josh Howard $25,000 after upgrading his Flagrant Foul One against San Antonio’s James Anderson in a Dec. 31 game. Women’s National Basketball Association SEATTLE STORM — Traded F Swin Cash, F Le’coe Willingham and a 2012 second-round draft pick to Chicago for a first-round 2012 draft pick. FOOTBALL National Football League INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Fired vice chairman Bill Polian and vice president/GM Chris Polian. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Signed WR Kris Adams, G Chris DeGeare, DB Reggie Jones, G Butch Lewis, LB Tyrone McKenzie, TE Allen Reisner and WR Kerry Taylor to reserve-future contracts. NEW YORK JETS — Signed WR Michael Campbell, TE Dedrick Epps, WR Dexter Jackson, T Dennis Landolt, CB Julian Posey and WR Eron Riley to reserve-future contracts. ST. LOUIS RAMS — Fired coach Steve Spagnuolo and GM Billy Devaney. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Fired coach Raheem Morris. TENNESSEE TITANS — Agreed to terms with RB Herb Donaldson, G Ryan Durand, DE Pannel Egboh, TE Cameron Graham, WR James Kirkendoll, OT Troy Kropog, WR Michael Preston and CB Terrence Wheatley on


reserve-future contracts. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL — Suspended Phoenix F Raffi Torres two games, without pay, for charging Minnesota D Nate Prosser in a game on Dec. 31. BOSTON BRUINS — Recalled F Jordan Caron from Providence (AHL). CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS — Signed F Mark McNeill and F Phillip Danault to 3-year contracts. DETROIT RED WINGS — Activated F Chris Conner from the injured-reserve list and reassigned him to Grand Rapids (AHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Assigned F Cody Eakin to Hershey (AHL). American Hockey League BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS — Signed F Mathieu Aubin. Announced F Micheal Haley was returned to the team by the New York Islanders (AHL). PROVIDENCE BRUINS — Announced D Marc Cantin was assigned to the team from Reading (ECHL). ECHL ELMIRA JACKALS — Announced G Timo Pielmeier was reassigned to the team from Albany (AHL). Placed F Kelly Miller on waivers. SOCCER CONCACAF — Named Ted Howard acting general secretary. COLLEGE NORTH CAROLINA — Announced junior DE Donte Paige-Moss will enter the NFL draft. NOTRE DAME — Named Chuck Martin offensive coordinator, Kerry Cooks co-defensive coordinator. Named defensive coordinator Bob Diaco an assistant head coach. Promoted Scott Booker from intern to offensive assistant. WASHINGTON — Announced junior RB Chris Polk will enter the NFL draft.

No. 3 Oklahoma State 41, No. 4 Stanford 38, OT GLENDALE, Ariz. — Oklahoma State has its chance to be in the national-championship conversation. All the Cowboys need now is a little help from Alabama. Surviving a missed field goal at the end of regulation and getting a big kick of its own in overtime, No. 3 Oklahoma State opened the door for the chance at a split national championship with a wildly entertaining 41-38 win over No. 4 Stanford on Monday night. Oklahoma State (12-1) kept pace with Andrew Luck and the high-scoring Cardinal, getting huge performances from its two stars, Brandon Weeden and Justin Blackmon — who tied the Fiesta Bowl record with three touchdown catches — in their final college game. Weeden threw for 399 yards and the three touchdowns to Blackmon, who announced he’s leaving for the NFL after catching eight passes for 186 yards. All that and the Cowboys’ fortunes came down to two legs, those of Stanford kicker Jordan Williamson and their own Jordan Sharp. Williamson couldn’t come through. The redshirt freshman missed a 35-yard field goal wide left as time expired in regulation and another from 43 yards to open overtime. Given a chip shot after Weeden hit Colton Chelf on a 24-yard pass — initially ruled a touchdown but overturned on review — Sharp came through, sending his 22-yard field goal through the uprights and the Cowboys charging onto the field. Should Alabama knock off topranked LSU in next week’s BCS championship game, Oklahoma State will be right there, ready to stake its claim at being No. 1 in The Associated Press poll. Stanford (11-2) had its chances. The Cardinal had 590 yards of offense — nearly 200 more than Oklahoma State — got another stellar game from Luck before he heads to the NFL and ran over Oklahoma State’s defense behind Stepfan Taylor. They just couldn’t finish it off. Luck calmly led Stanford 63 yards over the final 2:35 of regulation to set up a chance at winning its second BCS bowl game in two years. Instead, Williamson missed in regulation, again in overtime and was left sobbing in front of his locker while his coaches and teammates tried to shoulder some of the blame. Taylor ran for 177 yards and a pair of scores. Luck was his usual steady self, hitting 27-of-31 passes for 347 yards and two touchdowns with an interception. The Cardinal held Oklahoma State to 15 yards rushing on 13 carries and didn’t give up the lead until the final play. Still, it wasn’t enough, the Cardinal’s hopes sailing wide left off the right foot of Williamson, who missed three field goals after missing three all season. Oklahoma State has an electrifying offense — second in scoring, third in total yards — run by the 28-year-old Weeden and featuring Blackmon, the 2-time Biletnikoff Award winner. The Cowboys also came in with a chip on their shoulders, believing they should have gotten a shot at the BCS title game instead of it being a rematch of the field-goal-kicking Game of the Century earlier this season between Alabama and LSU. Finishing a tantalizingly close .0086 behind the Crimson Tide in the BCS standings, Oklahoma State had plenty to prove, with booster T. Boone Pickens saying the Cowboys should get first-place votes in The Associated Press poll with a Fiesta win and a loss by LSU in the title game. Across the field was Stanford, another one-loss team that could have a legitimate beef with the BCS system. The Cardinal lost to eventual Pac12 champion Oregon and crushed nearly everyone else with an offense that was top-15 in scoring and yardage. Stanford also has Luck, the 2-time Heisman Trophy runner-up and all-butcertain No. 1 overall NFL pick, complemented by a powerful running game that’s as good as any. Cowboys coach Mike Gundy dedicated the victory to the four people who died in the Nov. 17 plane crash that killed Oklahoma State women’s basketball coach Kurt Budke and assistant Miranda Serna. No. 6 Oregon 45, No. 9 Wisconsin 38

Spartans, who trailed 16-0 at halftime, had been 0-4 in bowl games under coach Mark Dantonio. Georgia’s Blair Walsh became the Southeastern Conference’s career scoring leader with a field goal in the second extra period but missed a 42-yarder in the first overtime after conservative play-calling and had a 47-yard attempt blocked on the final play of the game. Nose tackle Anthony Rashad White got a hand on the potential tying kick, setting off a celebration among Spartans’ fans in the crowd of 49,429 at Raymond James Stadium. The Spartans handed the Big Ten its lone win in three bowl matchups Monday against SEC opponents — Florida beat Ohio State and South Carolina stopped Nebraska. Georgia (10-4) finished on a 2-game losing streak, including a lopsided loss to top-ranked LSU in the SEC championship game. The Bulldogs beat Michigan State in the 2009 Capital One Bowl, one of four bowl losses the Spartans had under Dantonio during their stretch of postseason futility. Cousins guided Michigan State on its late drive without the aid of any timeouts and Le’Veon Bell’s second touchdown of the game on a 1-yard run erased a 27-20 deficit. Cousins threw a 7-yard TD pass to Keith Nichol midway through the period and finished the day as Michigan State’s career passing and total offense leader. The senior from Holland, Mich., was intercepted in the first overtime. After the Bulldogs had a short run on their first play in overtime, coach Mark Richt elected to simply center the ball for a field goal try on third down but Walsh, who moved ahead of Billy Bennett on the SEC career scoring list with 412 points when his 47-yarder gave Georgia a 30-27 lead in the second overtime, was wide on the kick. The Spartans’ comeback overshadowed a standout performance by Georgia’s Mr. Everything, Brandon Boykin. The cornerback scored a safety, returned a punt 92 yards for a touchdown and caught a 13-yard TD pass that helped the Bulldogs take a late lead that one of the nation’s stingiest defenses couldn’t protect down the stretch. Aaron Murray was 20-of-32 for 288 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions for Georgia. Back home and playing in a stadium a few miles from where he starred in high school for Tampa Plant, the redshirt sophomore teamed on an 80-yard scoring pass with Tavarres King, who had six receptions for 205 yards. Boykin tackled Keshawn Martin in the end zone for a safety on Michigan State’s first offensive play, converging on the receiver at almost the same time as Cousins’ side screen. The 2-0 lead stood for Georgia until Murray made his long TD throw to King, who settled under the perfectly-thrown pass at the Spartans’ 25 and never broke stride to get into the end zone. Less than two minutes later, Boykin brought Georgia fans to their feet when he settled under Mike Sadler’s punt at his own 8 and retreated to the 5 before cutting back toward the middle of the field, finding his way through a maze of defenders and outrunning the pursuit to score on the longest punt return in Outback Bowl history. Boykin’s second TD, finishing a 5-play, 81-yard drive fueled by Murray’s 53-yard completion to King, put Georgia up 25-20. Murray’s 2-point conversion pass to Malcolm Mitchell gave the Bulldogs a 7-point advantage before Cousins went to work and revived Michigan State’s hopes. The Spartans were limited to two first downs and just 72 yards total offense to trail 16-0 at the half. Cousins finally got them on track after the first of Darqueze Dennard’s two interceptions set up a 9-play, 48-yard drive that Bell finished with an 8-yard touchdown run. Dennard’s 38-yard interception return for a touchdown drew Michigan State within 16-14 and Cousins’ TD pass to Nichol gave the Spartans a short-lived 20-19 lead. Boykin had 183 all-purpose yards, including four kickoff returns for 70 yards and 8 yards rushing on two carries. The senior said he’d trade of all his production if the Bulldogs had been able to finish off Michigan State. No. 20 Houston 30, No. 24 Penn St. 14 DALLAS — In a locker room understandably quiet after a dispiriting loss, Penn State interim coach Tom Bradley delivered one final postgame speech this season before the team gathered in prayer. A trying year ended with a 30-14 loss Monday at the TicketCity Bowl to No. 20 Houston and sent the Nittany Lions into an uncertain offseason following the inseason firing of coach Joe Paterno in the aftermath of a child sex-abuse scandal that rocked college sports. Whether Bradley or the rest of a veteran Penn State staff assembled by Paterno returns next season remains in doubt. Bradley has interviewed for the head-coaching job but added the assistants otherwise devoted their full attention to guiding the team through the media storm after Paterno was fired Nov. 9. The 24th-ranked Nittany Lions were picked apart by star quarterback Case Keenum, who threw for 532 yards and three touchdowns. It was a dispiriting finish for a defense that was allowing 162 yards passing per game. Keenum threw for more than double that by halftime. Now, Houston (13-1) gets to relish the satisfaction of extending its school record for victories in a season. Penn State must push forward still without a permanent head coach. Keenum burned the Nittany Lions’ veteran secondary with touchdown passes of 40 and 75 yards to build a 24-7 lead by halftime. It was the school’s first bowl game without Paterno as head coach since the 1962 Gator Bowl, a 17-7 loss to Florida. Paterno was fired Nov. 9 by school trustees amid mounting criticism that school leaders should have done more to after learning of the shocking abuse allegations against retired assistant Jerry Sandusky. He is awaiting trial after pleading not guilty last month. Bypassed by more prominent bowls, some Nittany Lions (9-4) debated whether to travel to Dallas at all, then vowed they were over getting jilted and focused on stopping Houston. Turned out Linebacker U. got trampled by Keenum and Houston’s high-octane offense. Start with receiver Patrick Edwards, who burned safety Macolm Willis for a 40-yard touchdown pass from Keenum down the left sideline for a 7-0 lead just 1:52 into the game that often resembled a onesided track meet. Keenum hit Justin Johnson for an 8-yard TD pass with 2:35 left for a 17-0 lead. Already the NCAA career leader coming into the game for passing yardage and touchdown passes, Keenum added another record to his impressive resume.

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The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Philadelphia 2 2 .500 Boston 3 3 .500 Toronto 2 3 .400 New York 2 3 .400 New Jersey 1 5 .167 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 5 1 .833 Atlanta 4 1 .800 Orlando 4 2 .667 Charlotte 1 3 .250 Washington 0 5 .000 Central Division W L Pct Indiana 4 1 .800 Chicago 4 1 .800 Cleveland 2 2 .500 Milwaukee 2 2 .500 Detroit 2 3 .400 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 3 2 .600 Houston 2 2 .500 New Orleans 2 3 .400 Dallas 2 4 .333 Memphis 1 3 .250 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City 5 1 .833 Portland 3 1 .750 Denver 4 2 .667 Minnesota 2 3 .400 Utah 2 3 .400 Pacific Division

GB — — ½ ½ 2 GB — ½ 1 3 4½ GB — — 1½ 1½ 2 GB — ½ 1 1½ 1½ GB — 1 1 2½ 2½ W 2 3 2 2 2 L 2 3 3 3 3

The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L N.Y. Rangers 37 24 9 Philadelphia 37 22 11 Pittsburgh 38 21 13 New Jersey 38 21 15 N.Y. Islanders 36 13 17 Northeast Division GP W L Boston 35 24 10 Ottawa 40 20 15 Toronto 38 18 15 Buffalo 38 17 17 Montreal 39 14 18 Southeast Division GP W L Florida 39 20 12 Winnipeg 38 19 14 Washington 37 20 15 Tampa Bay 37 17 17 Carolina 40 13 21

OT Pts 4 52 4 48 4 46 2 44 6 32 OT Pts 1 49 5 45 5 41 4 38 7 35 OT Pts 7 47 5 43 2 42 3 37 6 32 GF 110 125 121 105 84 GF 123 123 118 100 99 GF 103 104 111 104 103 GA 79 109 100 108 113 GA 68 135 125 112 110 GA 107 107 109 122 135

L.A. Clippers L.A. Lakers Phoenix Sacramento Golden State ___ Monday’s Results Phoenix 102, Golden State 91 Boston 100, Washington 92 Indiana 108, New Jersey 94 Detroit 89, Orlando 78 Atlanta 100, Miami 92 Toronto 90, New York 85 Minnesota 106, San Antonio 96 Dallas 100, Oklahoma City 87 Denver 91, Milwaukee 86 Utah 94, New Orleans 90 Today’s Games Charlotte at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Chicago, 8 p.m. Portland at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Sacramento at Memphis, 8 p.m. Milwaukee at Utah, 9 p.m. Houston at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Cleveland at Toronto, 7 p.m. Washington at Orlando, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Indiana at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte at New York, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Memphis at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Golden State at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Sacramento at Denver, 9 p.m. Houston at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.

Pct .500 .500 .400 .400 .400

GB — — ½ ½ ½

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By BARRY WILNER The Associated Press The way the Green Bay Packers blew through the regular season, it would be foolish to pick against them repeating as Super Bowl champions. Yet they aren’t on the hottest streak nor playing the best football as January rolls around. And as the Steelers, Giants and, yes, the Packers have proven in recent years, being a wild card isn’t an overbearing burden, so don’t dismiss Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Detroit or Atlanta entirely. New England, the top seed in the AFC with a 13-3 record, and New Orleans, No. 3 in the NFC, haven’t lost in the second half of the schedule. Like Green Bay (15-1), both have dynamic, sometimes unstoppable offenses led by magnificent quarterbacks, bolstered by a deep and dangerous group of receivers. All three also have so-so defenses that often require Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and Tom Brady to win shootouts. That’s a difficult way to prosper in the postseason, particularly when playing against a rugged, versatile defense such as the 49ers, Ravens and Texans possess. “A lot of it is working on what we need to work on; working on things that have been a problem for us, that if they come up again we need to handle better,” Patriots coach Bill Belichick said, not mentioning in particular a penchant for falling into deep holes. New England rallied from 17-0 and 21-0 deficits to win its past two games. Remember, also, that New England has lost its past three postseason games, including at home to the Ravens and Jets the past two years. Behind Brees’ record-setting performances, the Saints soared past all eight opponents at home, but if they can handle the Lions next Saturday night in the Superdome, then they must head to San Francisco. And if they get by the formidable Niners, who rode a stingy, big-play defense to a 13-3 mark, a date at potentially frigid Lambeau Field is likely. That is, if the Giants don’t start partying like it’s 2007. They were seeded fifth that year but closed the regular season with a close loss to unbeaten New England. Then the Giants knocked off division winners Tampa Bay, Dallas and Green Bay before shocking the Patriots for the championship. New York won three of its last four, including impressive defensive efforts in wins over the Jets and Cowboys to grab the NFC East title. Defense was an issue for much of the season but with the pass rush suddenly reborn, the Giants can be dangerous. “Different guys, different teams. I’d love to have the same ending as the ‘07 team,” Giants guard Chris Snee said. “We certainly have the capability of doing that, as we have shown. I’m happy just to be in the playoffs. We’ll take it from there. I don’t spend too much time reminiscing about that glorious time in our life.” Baltimore, like New Orleans and Green Bay, went 8-0 at home and is an entirely different team on the road (4-4). Still, with some help from outside — ironically, the AFC North rival Steelers are the most likely to provide it — the Ravens might not have to leave the Inner Harbor to get to Indianapolis in February. Ah, the Steelers. The loss of running back Rashard Mendenhall to a torn right knee ligament is particularly damaging for a veteran team that has been to the Super Bowl three times in the past six seasons, winning twice. Pittsburgh was the only contender not to lose to a weak team, falling twice to Baltimore and to San Francisco and Houston. The Steelers won seven of their last eight as their supposedly-aged defense looked fresh and frugal. “We have a lot of veterans who know what January football is all about,” said safety Ryan Clark. “Now we have to go and play better on the road,” he added of Sunday’s game in Denver. “I believe this team can win anywhere.” When a team is peaking, that certainly is true. The Steelers (2005) and Packers (2010) got going in December and carried their superb play right through the postseason.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L Chicago 39 24 11 Detroit 38 24 13 St. Louis 38 21 12 Nashville 39 21 14 Columbus 38 10 23 Northwest Division

OT Pts 4 52 1 49 5 47 4 46 5 25

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The Associated Press Saturday, Dec. 17 New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Temple 37, Wyoming 15 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl At Boise, Idaho Ohio 24, Utah State 23 New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette 32, San Diego State 30 Tuesday, Dec. 20 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl At St. Petersburg, Fla. Marshall 20, FIU 10 Wednesday, Dec. 21 Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego TCU 31, Louisiana Tech 24 Thursday, Dec. 22 MAACO Bowl At Las Vegas Boise State 56, Arizona State 24 Saturday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu Southern Mississippi 24, Nevada 17 Monday, Dec. 26 Independence Bowl At Shreveport, La. Missouri 41, North Carolina 24


GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 40 24 13 3 51 131 99 Minnesota 40 21 13 6 48 95 95 Colorado 41 22 18 1 45 110 116 Calgary 40 18 17 5 41 99 111 Edmonton 38 16 19 3 35 104 107 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Los Angeles 40 19 14 7 45 87 92 San Jose 35 20 11 4 44 102 85 Dallas 37 21 15 1 43 100 107 Phoenix 39 19 16 4 42 102 103 Anaheim 37 10 21 6 26 87 124 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Monday’s Results San Jose 3, Vancouver 2, SO Colorado 2, Los Angeles 1, SO N.Y. Rangers 3, Philadelphia 2 Ottawa 3, New Jersey 2, OT Edmonton 4, Chicago 3 Today’s Games Edmonton at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Toronto, 7 p.m. Calgary at Washington, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Carolina, 7 p.m. Phoenix at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Detroit at Dallas, 8 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Winnipeg at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Boston at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Vancouver, 10 p.m. San Jose at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

Utah 30, Georgia Tech 27, OT Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. Cincinnati 31, Vanderbilt 24 Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco Illinois 20, UCLA 14 Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta Auburn 43, Virginia 24 Monday’s Results TicketCity Bowl At Dallas Houston 30, Penn State 14 Capital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla. South Carolina 30, Nebraska 13 Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. Michigan State 33, Georgia 30, (3OT) Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. Florida 24, Ohio State 17 Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Oregon 45, Wisconsin 38 Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Oklahoma State 41, Stanford 38, OT Today’s Game Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Michigan (10-2) vs. Virginia Tech (11-2), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday’s Game Orange Bowl At Miami West Virginia (9-3) vs. Clemson (103), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Friday’s Game Cotton Bowl At Arlington, Texas Kansas State (10-2) vs. Arkansas (10-2), 8 p.m. (FOX) Saturday’s Game BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Pittsburgh (6-6) vs. SMU (7-5), Noon (ESPN) Sunday’s Game Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Arkansas State (10-2) vs. Northern Illinois (10-3), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Monday’s Game BCS National Championship At New Orleans LSU (13-0) vs. Alabama (11-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Jan. 21 East-West Shrine Classic At St. Petersburg, Fla. East vs. West, 4 p.m., (NFLN) Saturday, Jan. 28 Senior Bowl At Mobile, Ala. North vs. South, 4 p.m. (NFLN) Saturday, Feb. 5 Texas vs. Nation At San Antonio Texas vs. Nation, 2 p.m. (CBSSN)

The Associated Press MIAMI — Joe Johnson scored 21 points, Tracy McGrady hit a pair of big 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and the Atlanta Hawks ended Miami’s perfect start by beating the Heat 100-92 on Monday night. McGrady and Al Horford each scored 16 for the Hawks (4-1), who opened the final period on a 15-3 run to take control. And McGrady made perhaps the two biggest plays of the night in the final minutes, first throwing a lob to Josh Smith for a dunk, then hitting a 3-pointer that gave the Hawks a 93-84 lead with 2:26 left. LeBron James scored 28 points, Chris Bosh scored 19 and Dwyane Wade finished with 12 for Miami (5-1). The Heat led by as many as 10 in the early going and took a 4-point lead into the final quarter before getting outscored 33-21. Jeff Teague finished with 15 points for Atlanta. MAVERICKS 100, THUNDER 87 DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki scored 10 of his 26 points during the third quarter, sending Dallas over Oklahoma City. The Thunder, who topped Dallas on a buzzer-beater in Oklahoma City on Thursday, came in as one of only two unbeaten teams in the NBA at 5-0. Miami was the other. Shawn Marion scored 17 points, Jason Terry 15 and Vince Carter a season-high 14 — eight on free throws — for Dallas. Jason Kidd didn’t score but had a season-high nine assists. Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant scored 27 points but had only four during the third quarter. RAPTORS 90, KNICKS 85 NEW YORK — Andrea Bargnani and DeMar DeRozan each scored 21 points and Toronto held onto a big lead against New York after wasting one a night earlier.

Jose Calderon added nine points and 12 assists for the Raptors, who blew a 16-point lead Sunday in Orlando before losing 102-96. They opened a 17-point advantage at halftime in this one thanks to the Knicks’ inept second quarter, then held on to snap a 3-game losing streak. Carmelo Anthony had 35 points and 11 rebounds as the Knicks played their second straight game without Amare Stoudemire, who has a sprained left ankle. Toney Douglas had 22 points for the Knicks, who made three baskets in the second quarter. TIMBERWOLVES 106, SPURS 96 MINNEAPOLIS — Kevin Love had 24 points and 15 rebounds to lead Minnesota over San Antonio, which lost star guard Manu Ginobili to a broken left hand. Luke Ridnour had 19 points and nine assists and Wes Johnson broke out of a shooting slump with 14 points on 6-for-6 shooting for the Timberwolves, who snapped an 18-game losing streak with a win over Dallas on Sunday. Ginobili injured his shooting hand in the second quarter. Tim Duncan had 16 points and five assists and Richard Jefferson scored 16 for the Spurs. SUNS 102, WARRIORS 91 PHOENIX — Steve Nash scored 13 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and rookie Markieff Morris added 16 points to lead Phoenix over Golden State. Jared Dudley had 15 points and Channing Frye and Shannon Brown added 10 each for the Suns, who have won two out of three overall and six straight against the Warriors. Phoenix has not lost to Golden State at home since March 8, 2005 — a 13-game stretch. Monta Ellis had 18 points, Dominic


Unfortunately for some playoff qualifiers, their recent performances spell early exit. The banged-up Texans (106) lost their final three games, are playing a rookie, thirdstring quarterback, and have never been in the playoffs. Their opponent Saturday is Cincinnati (9-7), loser of three of its past five, backing into the postseason thanks to other team’s defeats in their finales. Detroit was torrid in going 5-0, tepid in losing five of the next seven. The Lions (106), in their first playoffs since 1999, already have lost at New Orleans this season. Atlanta went 4-4 on the road and, barring a slew of surprises, won’t get a home game. The Falcons don’t match up well with any of the NFC’s other playoff teams except, perhaps, the Giants. A win in the Meadowlands on Sunday wouldn’t be shocking but anything beyond would be. Then there’s Denver (8-8), which sneaked away with the AFC West despite losing its final three games as Tim Tebow stopped performing great escapes. The Broncos have a good defense, a terrific placekicker and a lot of questions. “It’s what you make it,” coach John Fox said of the Super Bowl chase. “I know not too many years ago, there was a team in New Orleans that lost their last three and I think they won the Super Bowl.” These Broncos don’t resemble those Saints at all.

Tuesday, Dec. 27 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Purdue 37, Western Michigan 32 Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. North Carolina State 31, Louisville 24 Wednesday, Dec. 28 Military Bowl At Washington Toledo 42, Air Force 41 Holiday Bowl At San Diego Texas 21, California 10 Thursday, Dec. 29 Champs Sports Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Florida State 18, Notre Dame 14 Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Baylor 67, Washington 56 Friday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl At Dallas BYU 24, Tulsa 21 Pinstripe Bowl At New York Rutgers 27, Iowa State 13 Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Mississippi State 23, Wake Forest 17 Insight Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Oklahoma 31, Iowa 14 Saturday’s Results Meineke Car Care Bowl At Houston Texas A&M 33, Northwestern 22 Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas

The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Henrik Lundqvist stopped Danny Briere’s penalty shot with 19 seconds left, Brad Richards scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period and the New York Rangers rallied from a 2-goal deficit to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 in the Winter Classic on Monday at Citizens Bank Park. Playing on a rink that stretched from first base to third base, the Rangers made the league’s fifth Classic event a memorable one to stay atop the Eastern Conference standings. Mike Rupp scored twice as New York improved to 3-0 this season against Philadelphia. The NHL surrounded the rink with Christmas trees, fire wood, fake snow and even trash-can fires. But there was nothing artificial in the elements with snow flurries late in the second period and temperatures that dipped into the 30s, forcing 46,967 fans to bundle up for the big game. Brayden Schenn and Claude Giroux scored for the Flyers. It was Schenn’s first career goal. Flyers star Jaromir Jagr played only a minute in the second period before leaving for good. Jagr said after the

game he injured his left leg and expected to return soon. New York defenseman Marc Staal returned to the lineup after a seasonlong absence due to a concussion. SENATORS 3, DEVILS 2, OT OTTAWA — Daniel Alfredsson scored his 401st goal on a power play 4 minutes into overtime to give Ottawa a win over New Jersey. Alfredsson, who scored his 400th in overtime Friday against Calgary, beat Martin Brodeur with 59.4 seconds left in the extra period after David Clarkson was called for hooking 2:58 into overtime. Ottawa’s Erik Condra tied it at 2 with a short-handed goal 13:17 into the third. Jason Spezza scored 1:21 into the third to spoil Brodeur’s bid for his first shutout of the season. Craig Anderson made 27 saves for Ottawa, which has won three in a row. Dainius Zubrus and David Clarkson scored in the second to put New Jersey up 2-0. The Devils had won two in a row and nine out of 12. SHARKS 3, CANUCKS 2, SO VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Michael Handzus scored the only goal in a shootout to lift San Jose over Vancouver.


McGuire scored 14 and Brandon Rush finished with 13 points for the Warriors, who lost their first road game after opening the season with four straight wins at home. CELTICS 100, WIZARDS 92 BOSTON — Ray Allen scored 11 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter and Boston won for the second straight night over Washington. Paul Pierce had 21 points and eight rebounds for the Celtics (3-3), who pulled to .500 after losing their first three games of the season. Rookie Greg Stiemsma, making his first start, had 13 points and seven rebounds and reserve Brandon Bass scored 12. Andray Blatche led Wizards (0-5) with 28 points and nine rebounds, JaVale McGee had 17 points and 14 boards and John Wall had 11 points. Boston beat the Wizards 94-86 in Washington on Sunday. PISTONS 89, MAGIC 78 AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Ben Gordon scored 26 points,and Detroit overcame some early foul trouble in an impressive defensive effort against Dwight Howard and Orlando. Rodney Stuckey and Tayshaun Prince scored 14 points apiece for the Pistons, who have won two in a row after losing their first three games of the season. Howard had 19 points, seven rebounds and five steals before fouling out with 2:46 remaining on an illegal screen. Orlando shot 44 percent from the field and 8-of-22 from 3-point range. Hedo Turkoglu and Ryan Anderson each scored 13 points for the Magic. JAZZ 94, HORNETS 90 SALT LAKE CITY — Al Jefferson scored 22 points and Devin Harris added 19, including a 3-pointer and three free throws down the stretch, to lead Utah over New Orleans. Reserve Josh Howard added 13 points, including six straight in the fourth quarter to tie the score at 80.

C.J. Miles had 11 points and four rebounds for the Jazz, who have won two at home to offset three blowout losses on the road. Jarrett Jack scored a season-high 27 points as New Orleans dropped its third straight. Utah, which outscored the Hornets 50-32 in the paint, trailed by as many as seven points early but had a 32-point second-quarter to surge ahead. NUGGETS 91, BUCKS 86 DENVER — Danilo Gallinari scored 21 points, including a pair of free throws in the final seconds, to lead Denver over Milwaukee. Al Harrington added 17 points and Ty Lawson 16 for the Nuggets, who were playing their third game in as many nights. Stephen Jackson led Milwaukee with 17 points. Carlos Delfino added 14 for the Bucks, who were denied a third consecutive win — a season best from last season. The Nuggets were without centerforward Nene, who sat out with a bruised left heel. Before the game, coach George Karl described Nene’s status as day to day. PACERS 108, NETS 94 NEWARK, N.J. — Paul George scored 21 points and Indiana shot a season-best 52.6 percent to beat skidding New Jersey. Danny Granger added 15 points and David West scored 13 as the Pacers won for the fourth time in five games and sent the Nets to their fifth straight loss. Deron Williams scored 22 points and rookie MarShon Brooks added 21 for the Brooklyn-bound Nets, who have not led for a second in their two losses at the Prudential Center in their final season in New Jersey. The Nets, who are already without center Brook Lopez because of a broken foot, also played without power forward Kris Humphries because of a sore left shoulder.

The Associated Press Monday’s Scores Girls Basketball Brookfield 39, Columbiana 27 Cin. Anderson 42, Cin. McAuley 39 Cin. NW 33, St. Bernard Roger Bacon 29 Columbiana Crestview 49, Warren Lordstown 48 Cortland Lakeview 91, Niles McKinley 30 Cortland Maplewood 51, Warren Champion 45 Covington 36, Milton-Union 24 Girard 62, Vienna Mathews 18 Kettering Alter 48, Beavercreek 36 Lore City Buckeye Trail 53, Barnesville 50 Madonna, W.Va. 68, Bridgeport 50 McComb 53, Fostoria St. Wendelin


The Associated Press PRO FOOTBALL INDIANAPOLIS — Colts’ owner Jim Irsay fired team vice chairman Bill Polian and his son, Chris, the Colts’ GM the day after the team finished a 2-14 season without Peyton Manning. Irsay said there was a good chance coach Jim Caldwell will be back next season but the new GM will have a say in the decision. Until this season, Bill Polian had been the architect behind a highlysuccessful run in Indianapolis. Since making Manning the top overall pick in 1998, the Colts have 141 regularseason wins, 11 playoff appearances, six division titles, two AFC championships and one Super Bowl title. The elder Polian also constructed Super Bowl teams in Buffalo, and an NFC title contender at Carolina. ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Rams

37 Minford 41, Albany Alexander 20 Minster 41, Kalida 26 Proctorville Fairland 91, Pomeroy Meigs 49 Sarahsville Shenandoah 50, Byesville Meadowbrook 35 Sylvania Northview 61, Tol. Cent. Cath. 52 Warren Harding 73, Austintown Fitch 42 Waterford 66, Wahama, W.Va. 33 POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS Ironton Rock Hill vs. Ironton, ppd. Cameron, W.Va. vs. Beallsville, ppd. to Jan 3. Boys Basketball S. Point 78, Rose Hill Christian, Ky. 47


fired coach Steve Spagnuolo and GM Billy Devaney a day after the team wrapped up a 2-14 season that tied for the NFL’s worst. Rams’ owner Stan Kroenke fired both men with one year remaining on their contracts. The Rams made a 6-win improvement last season and played for the NFC West title in the finale but were just 10-38 overall in three seasons with Spagnuolo and Devaney calling the shots. Devaney joined the front office in 2008; the Rams were 12-52 in his four years as GM. TAMPA, Fla. — The Buccaneers fired Raheem Morris and his entire staff the day after the team finished 4-12. Tampa Bay’s 45-24 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in the season finale extended the Buccaneers’ losing streak to 10 games, the team’s longest


Jannik Hansen and Cody Hodgson scored for the Canucks in regulation. Benn Ferriero and Patrick Marleau gave the Sharks a 2-1 lead midway through the game. In the shootout, Handzus faked twice and then beat Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo on the stick side. The Sharks won for the first time against Vancouver in three tries this season. The Canucks also beat the Sharks in five games in last season’s Western Conference finals. OILERS 4, BLACKHAWKS 3 CHICAGO — Ryan Smyth, Taylor Hall and Andy Sutton scored in the second period and Edmonton bounced back from Daniel Carcillo’s nasty hit during a chippy victory over Chicago. Jordan Eberle had two assists for the Oilers, including a perfect backhand pass to Sutton for the tie-breaking score. Ben Eager added an insurance goal in the third period as Edmonton snapped a 3-game slide. Jonathan Toews, Andrew Brunette and Jimmy Hayes scored for the Blackhawks, who had won 10-of-13 games. Devan Dubnyk made a couple of big stops in the final minutes to preserve the victory and finished with 39 saves.

Carcillo launched Edmonton defenseman Tom Gilbert into the boards 7:23 into the second period, resulting in a major boarding penalty and a game misconduct. Carcillo and Gilbert both went down after the vicious hit and had to be helped off the ice. AVALANCHE 2, KINGS 1, SO LOS ANGELES — Ryan O’Reilly scored the tying goal with 5:43 left in the third period, Milan Hejduk got the only goal in a shootout and Semyon Varlamov made 31 saves to lead surging Colorado over Los Angeles. Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, trying for his NHL-leading sixth shutout, finished with 20 saves. He stopped Colorado’s first 19 shots before O’Reilly carried the puck into the Kings’ zone off a turnover by Kyle Clifford and scored on a 30-foot wrist shot. Colorado has won eight of its last nine games. The Avalanche are 7-0 in shootouts and have won their past 10 tiebreakers, one shy of the NHL record for consecutive shootout wins set by the Dallas Stars during the 2005-06 season. Quick is 3-4 in shootouts after going 10-0 last season. Dustin Brown scored for the Kings.

in the same season since 1977. Morris went 17-31, including a 10-6 mark in 2010, when the Bucs narrowly missed the playoffs. NEW YORK — The New York Giants’ victory over the Dallas Cowboys earned the highest overnight rating in the 6-year history of Sunday night football on NBC. According to data released by The Nielsen Company, the Giants’ 31-14 win to take the NFC East got a 17.1 overnight rating and a 27 share, 36 percent higher than last year’s Week 17 game between the Rams and Seahawks to decide the NFC West. COLLEGE FOOTBALL SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The agent for San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman says his client is a finalist to replace Joe Paterno at Penn State.

Mike Harrison told the AP by phone that Roman interviewed for the position in November and is on the “short list” to take over the embattled program, rocked in recent months by the sex-abuse scandal. COLLEGE BASKETBALL Syracuse is No. 1 in The Associated Press’ Top 25 for a fourth straight week and Pittsburgh is out of the poll for the first time since the middle of 2009-10. The Orange received 60 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel. Kentucky, which moved up one spot to second, got the other five. In the women’s poll, Baylor remained the unanimous No. 1 choice and the top five teams remained unchanged. Connecticut is No. 2, followed by Notre Dame, Stanford and Maryland.

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His 227 first-quarter passing yards set the record for most passing yards in one quarter in any bowl game, breaking the mark previously held by Louisville’s Browning Nagle (223 yards) against Alabama in the first quarter of the 1991 Fiesta Bowl, according to TicketCity Bowl officials. Penn State All-American defensive tackle Devon Still, already slowed by turf toe, couldn’t keep up with Keenum’s quick release and Houston’s no-huddle attack. The Cougars exploited Penn State’s bend-but-don’t-break defense across the middle, including Edwards’ 75-yard touchdown reception up the seam from a scrambling Keenum for a 24-7 lead by halftime. Keenum finished 45-of-69 passing — two fewer attempts than the number

of offensive plays Penn State ran all afternoon. Penn State’s struggling offense without injured starting quarterback Matt McGloin provided a glimmer of hope after Rob Bolden connected with Justin Brown for a pretty 69-yard touchdown pass to cut the lead to 27-14 at 2:38 of the third quarter. Penn State’s defense adjusted to hold the Cougars to just two field goals in the second half but the early deficit proved too much to overcome and Bolden threw three second-half interceptions — two by safety Nick Saenz. With 12 minutes left in the fourth quarter, Penn State had already given up 552 yards of total offense to Houston, the most allowed by the Nittany Lions all season. This wasn’t the lasting impression Bradley wanted to leave on the

Penn State committee searching for Paterno’s replacement. The outgoing Bradley, who is popular with players, is among the candidates who have been interviewed. Acting athletic director David Joyner has said he hopes to have a new coach in place to give him a few weeks to recruit before Feb. 1, when high school seniors can announce their college choices. Bolden finished 7-of-26 passing for 137 yards, while Stephfon Green ran for 63 yards on 15 carries. including a 6-yard scoring run on a direct snap in the second quarter. Edwards finished with 10 catches and 228 yards for two touchdowns, while Johnson had 12 catches for 148 yards at the 92,000-seat Cotton Bowl. No. 10 South Carolina 30, No. 21 Nebraska 13

ORLANDO, Fla. — Connor Shaw threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score and South Carolina had six sacks as the Gamecocks shut out Nebraska over the final three quarters. The victory gave South Carolina 11 wins for the first time in school history and snapped a string of three straight bowl losses. Nebraska lost its second consecutive bowl game and drops to 12-6 all-time in bowl matchups against SEC foes. Both teams lost standout players in the third quarter when Gamecocks’ leading receiver Alshon Jeffrey and Cornhuskers’ cornerback Alfonso Dennard were ejected for a post-play skirmish in which both players threw punches. Jeffrey had four catches for 148 yards and a touchdown.

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1BR APT for rent, appliances, electric heat, launPART-TIME dry room, No pets. SALES/TECHNICAL $400/month, plus deposit, SUPPORT PERSON water included. 320 N. Krendl Machine Company Jefferson. 419-852-0833. located in Delphos, Ohio is a progressive machine ONE BDRM Apt., 537 W. manufacturer seeking a Third St., Delphos. Call Part-time Sales $325/mo. or Associate/Technical Sup- 4 1 9 - 6 9 2 - 2 1 8 4 port person. Qualified indi- 419-204-5924 vidual must possess negotiating & basic accounting Duplex For Rent skills, extensive electrical and mechanical knowl edge and have previous 104 E. 7th. 2 BR, stove & customer service experi- refrigerator included, w/d ence. Must be computer hook-up. No pets. Call literate and be proficient in 419-236-2722. MS Office with an Associ3 BDRM, 1-1/2 bath, ate’s degree in a technical washer/dryer hook-up, gafield or equivalent. rage. $450/mo. + $450 seQualified candidate send curity deposit. Available resume AND wage re Jan. 1. Ph.419-233-0083. quirements to: Attention: HR/Sales/Tech 3 BR, 1 BA, Support 1211 514 N. Canal Krendl Machine Company 1st mo. rent + deposit 1201 Spencerville Ave. No Pets. Delphos, Oh 45833 Call (317)336-6718


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FORT JENNINGS Area Child care provider has openings. Ten plus years experience in child care. Reasonable rates. Ages: Newborn and up. Call (419)236-0009.

810 Parts/Acc.

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In return for your expertise, we offer a competitive starting salary, profit-sharing, and excellent fringe benefits, including medical, dental, life, vision, and disability insurance, 401(k) retirement savings plan with Company matching, paid vacation, paid holidays, and more. If you’re looking for a career opportunity with a growing company, please forward your qualifications and salary history to:

120 Financial
IS IT A SCAM? The Delphos Herald urges our readers to contact The Better Business Bureau, (419) 223-7010 or 1-800-462-0468, before entering into any agreement involving financing, business opportunities, or work at home opportunities. The BBB will assist in the investigation of these businesses. (This notice provided as a customer service by The Delphos Herald.)


AAP ST. MARYS CORP. 1100 McKinley Road St. Marys, OH 45885 Attention: Human Resources

AAP ST. MARYS CORP. 1100 McKinley Road St. Marys, OH 45885 Attention: Human Resources

840 Mobile Homes
1979 SKYLINE mobile home, good condition. 2 BR, 1 BA with garden tub, closed in patio. Brand new AC. $5,000 OBO. (419)692-1460. RENT OR Rent to Own. 2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home. 419-692-3951.

AAP St. Marys Corp. is a leader in the design and manufacture of cast aluminum wheels for OEM automakers. As a subsidiary of Hitachi Metals America, our reputation for high quality products and customer satisfaction has helped us continue to grow and provide our associates with over 23 years of steady employment. We now have unique opportunities for individuals in the following positions: MACHINING ENGINEER • Specifies and develops CNC machining processes, equipment and tooling, work flow/layout, operating procedures, and work methods • Analyzes results and develops strategies to achieve continuous improvement of quality, utilization, cycle time, and productivity • Conducts trials, testing, and time studies, and utilizes FMEA and problemsolving tools to support effective launch of new products Qualifications: Bachelor degree, or equivalent, and five plus years of related process/manufacturing engineering experience with CNC lathes, mills, robotic equipment is required. MACHINING TECHNICIAN • Develops, implements, and adjusts CNC programs for high-volume production as well as production trials • Monitors equipment/tooling, processes, and procedures and assists in implementing actions to support safety, quality and productivity • May train others in set-up, operation, and maintenance of equipment Qualifications: One year of related CNC machining experience-- including programming, SPC, and blueprint reading-- is required; Formal CNC training strongly preferred. In return for your expertise, we offer a competitive starting salary, profit-sharing, and excellent fringe benefits, including medical, dental, life, vision, and disability insurance, 401(k) retirement savings plan with Company matching, paid vacation, paid holidays, and more. If you’re looking for a career opportunity with a growing company, please forward your qualifications and salary history to:


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890 Autos for Sale
6990 2007 FORD MUSTANG SHELBY GT 500 500HP, 6 speed, one owner, white, with red stripes, 20K mi. ...................... $29,500 7182 2010 LINCOLN MKZ 4 dr. sdn. FWD, white, 6K mi.............................................................................. $25,532 7183 2009 LINCOLN MKZ 4 dr. sdn., FWD, smokestone, 33K mi............................................................... $20,938 7158 2007 FORD MUSTANG GT/CS California Special, black, 48K mi., leather ....................................................... $18,558 7065 2008 LINCOLN MKZ Lincoln Certified! (6 yr/100K mi.), 4 dr. sdn, FWD, black, 37K mi ................. $16,900 7040 2006 CADILLAC STS 4 DR leather/Onstar/V6, plum, 44K mi. ............................................................. $15,500 7113 2009 MERCURY MILAN PREMIER Ford Certified! (6yr. 100K mi), 4 Dr Sdn, FWD, red candy, 28K mi. ................ $14,900 7136 2010 FORD FOCUS SEL Ford Certified! (6 yr/100K mi.), 4 dr., silver, 26K mi......................................... $14,900 7097 2009 MERCURY MILAN PREMIER Ford Certified! (6 yr/100K mi.), 4dr sdn, FWD, white suede, 27K mi.............. $14,900 7121 2010 CHEVROLET IMPALA LS 4 Dr sdn, beige, 17K miles ................................................................................. $14,300 7119 2006 BMW 3-SERIES (325i) 4dr sdn, black, 84K mi....................................................................................... $13,900 7160 2007 FORD MUSTANG 2 dr. cpe, red, 48K mi......................................................................................... $13,635 7171 2007 MERCURY MILAN 4dr sdn, FWD, PRE, Amethyst, 51K mi. ............................................................ $12,998 7050 2008 MERCURY MILAN 4 dr. sdn., FWD, vapor silver, 28mpg, 42K mi. ................................................ $12,800 7133 2007 MERCURY GR MARQUIS 4 dr. sdn, LS, blue, 55K mi. ................................................................................ $12,453 7092 2006 BUICK LUCERNE CXL 4dr sdn, V6, green, 71K mi ................................................................................ $12,540 7120 2006 LINCOLN ZEPHYR 4dr sdn, FWD, sage, 90K mi ............................................................................. $11,000 7165 2006 PONTIAC G6 2 dr. cpe, GT, blue, 80K mi. .................................................................................. $9,930 7086 2008 FORD FOCUS SE Ford Certified!(6 yr/100K mi.) 4 dr. sdn., vapor silver, 58K mi.......................... $9,500 7112 2006 MERCURY MONTEGO 4dr sdn, 2WD, white, 74K mi................................................................................ $9,000 6993A 2007 FORD TAURUS SEL 4dr sdn, gold, 61K mi ............................................................................................ $7,980 7170 2005 FORD FIVE HUNDRED SE FWD, white, 107K mi ............................................................................................. $7,636 7067A 2002 FORD TAURUS 4 dr. sedan, beige, 62K mi. ................................................................................... $7,448 7154 2004 CHEV MONTE CARLO 2 dr. cpe, LS, white, 110K mi................................................................................. $6,695 7111A 2000 LINCOLN TOWN CAR 4dr sdn, SIGN., TAN, 113K MI. ............................................................................. $5,282 7179 2004 FORD TAURUS 4dr sdn, SES, maroon, 126,591 mi. ..................................................................... $5,049 7110A 1999 TOYOTA AVALON 4 dr. sdn. XL, ben, tan, 171K mi. .......................................................................... $3,900

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BRYANT 3 ton central air conditioner. AB Lounger, $35. 10 gallon aquarium, $15. Best Offer. Call (419)692-2257. CENTRAL BOILER outdoor wood furnaces starting at $4995.00. Up to $1,000 Rebate, limited time. (419)358-5342 CHILDS 4-DRAWER desk, Antique captain chair, Stainless stove top, Bathroom sink in cabinet, Antique red upholstered chair, girls bike. 419-695-3432. X-BOX 360 (60 GB) with new Kinect and new Kinect Adventures Game, $200 obo. 419-339-9742.


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7176 2010 FORD EXPEDITION EL 7134 2009 LINCOLN MKS 7074 2008 FORD F350 LARIAT S.D. 7185 2009 FORD FLEX 7125 2010 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE 7159 2004 FORD SPRDTY F350 SRW 7163 2008 FORD EDGE 6988A 2008 FORD EDGE SEL 7091 2010 FORD TRANSIT CONNECT 7090 2008 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER 7122 2005 FORD F250 CREW 7162 2006 DODGE DURANGO 7147 2007 FORD F-150 SUPERCAB 7129 2006 MERCURY MARINER 7181 2005 DODGE DURANGO 7166A 2007 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER 7168 2006 FORD FREESTAR WAGON SE 7095A 2003 FORD RANGER 7135 2007 FORD F-150 7126A 2002 GMC 1500 7164 2001 CHEV BLAZER
LTD, 4WD, NAVI, DVD, 3rd row, white, 37K mi ................................................. $37,425 Lincoln Certified! (6 yr/100K mi.), AWD, 4 dr., silver, 23K mi.......................... $28,467 6.4L, Crewcab, DVD, Navi, Leather, Brown/Tan, 122K mi ............................... $26,470 4 dr., FWD, ltd silver, 33K mi.............................................................................. $25,637 4 dr. FWD, grey, 21K mi. ..................................................................................... $25,200 crew cab, SRW 4x4, oxford white, 84K mi........................................................ $23,900 4dr FWD LTD, black, 47K mi. ............................................................................ $21,980 Ford Certified! (6 yr/100K mi.), 4 dr., FWD, silver, 47K mi............................... $18,900 Ford Certified!(6 yr/100K mi.) 4 dr., wgn, XLT, red, 31K mi. ........................... $17,500 Ford Certified! (6 yr/100K mi.), 4dr wagon, 2WD, red, 52K mi........................ $15,000 4 dr. , red, 270K mi.............................................................................................. $14,800 4dr 4 WD, SLT, white, 56K mi. ........................................................................... $13,657 4x2 ST, 95K mi..................................................................................................... $13,337 4 dr. wgn, AWD, black, 74K mi........................................................................... $12,500 4 dr. 4 WD Limited, black, 105,721 mi. .............................................................. $10,961 4 dr. base, silver, 59,760 mi................................................................................... $9,000 red, 98K mi ............................................................................................................. $7,661 Reg. cab, red, 89,369 mi........................................................................................ $7,495 Reg cab, 4x2, STY, gold, 117K mi......................................................................... $7,200 Reg. cab, 2 WD, white, 124K mi. .......................................................................... $6,917 4dr 4 WD, LS, white, 170K mi. ............................................................................. $3,941

The Delphos Herald has an immediate opening in the advertising sales division of the newspaper.
If you like meeting people and building strong customer relationships, this challenging position is for you. Calling on new and existing customers in a established territory, the selected candidate will be selling a variety of print and on-line advertising products. Hourly rate of pay, commission, bonus and mileage reimbursement is part of this part-time position.

550 Pets & Supplies
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Beer not the only gift she brought

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Herald – 9

Tomorrow’s Horoscope
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2012 Although your material prospects look to be positive in the coming months, they could be a bit unusual in nature. You might strike it rich where you least expect to make any money, while doing what would normally bring in the big bucks won’t do so. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Instead of weighing you down, challenges tend to stimulate you. You’ll take both pride and pleasure engaging in what needs to be done and doing it well. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- You won’t be content with the way things are being done if you believe you can do them better. Take it upon yourself to make the improvements you deem to be necessary. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -Even if you feel that doing things a different way would benefit the other guy more than it would you, you’ll do what is best for the majority. You wouldn’t be content otherwise. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- If you need to make a few extra bucks, focus on some different ways to gain additional income. Chances are you’ll come up with something that’ll suit you perfectly. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- When you see that something isn’t being properly managed, volunteer your services. No one is better at doing what needs to be done to get things on the right track. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -Regardless of how tough the job in question, you’ll not hesitate to jump in and take control. Once you come up with a strategy, you’ll unblinkingly focus on victory. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You’ll listen to what others have to say but won’t embrace their suggestions without first taking some time to digest it. It you like what you hear, you’ll try it. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -Although your financial aspects look exceptionally good, you will still have to earn what’s due you. If you don’t view things as difficulties, you can have lots of fun. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -Whether you’re selling, teaching or merely conveying information, you’ll be exceptionally good at getting your points across. Any little morsel of wisdom you offer will be helpful. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -Although some unexpected changes could buffet you about a bit, you’ll hold steady. Once the turbulence subsides, the going should be smooth as glass and you’ll slide right into port. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Operating independently of others would suit you best, but that doesn’t mean you wouldn’t do well working with a group. You’re up to accepting whatever life throws at you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Regardless of the toughness of the objectives you need to handle, you’ll know they are achievable. It won’t matter what is thrown at you, you’ll take things on and win.
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Dear Annie: I am a return just a little bit of his 60-year-old man, and I’m in hernia?” So, men, if you think you a 10-month relationship with a beautiful young woman may have a medical problem, please check it out soonof 63. A terrible thing happened. er rather than later. And, An ex-girlfriend I briefly women, be careful what dated years ago stopped by you wish for. -- Sex Drive my house to repay some Mismatch Dear Mismatch: Right money I loaned her. She brought some beer, and we now, your husband is chatted. Unfortunately, I delighted to be at full throttle had taken a sleep aid short- and wants to enjoy it. There ly before she showed up, is a good possibility that and I fell asleep. I woke up your sex drive will return when you are less having sex with exhausted, and perher. It took a few haps your husband moments to get will develop anothmy senses back, er hernia when but then I told her you hit menopause to leave. (just kidding). But I put off tellwe’re glad you are ing my girlfriend, confident that you because she was will work this out. tired after having That’s what haphad foot surgery. pens in a good marBut it turns out the riage. old girlfriend gave Dear Annie: I me gonorrhea. It Annie’s Mailbox read the letter from was so disgusting. I then needed to tell my girl- “Not a NASCAR Fan” and friend. Now, of course, she could sympathize. I met my wants nothing to do with me. husband when my daughI know I made a huge ter was a year old, and he mistake by letting the ex get also drove recklessly. After comfortable in my house. patiently explaining many I have no idea what to do. times how uncomfortable it was for me, I finally told Please help me. -- Broken Dear Broken: There is him that if he wanted us to some evidence that certain accompany him anywhere, I sleep aids can cause such would be the one to drive. Thankfully, he didn’t “sleep-walking” problems when the opportunities pres- put up too much of a fuss, ent themselves. You appar- and after 18 years, he finalently didn’t make a con- ly heard me. There hasn’t scious decision to cheat on been a worry since. -your girlfriend, and your Massachusetts Dear Massachusetts: Not job now is to convince her of that. This will involve all men are willing to cede flowers and apologies along driving responsibilities to with declarations of undying someone else. Good for you. love and devotion. We can’t Annie’s Mailbox is writpromise it will work, but ten by Kathy Mitchell and we hope she will give you Marcy Sugar, longtime edianother chance. Dear Annie: I’ve been tors of the Ann Landers married for 18 years to the column. Please e-mail your most wonderful man. It was questions to anniesmailobvious from the beginning, or write that my sex drive was much to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o higher than his. He was fine Creators Syndicate, 5777 W. being intimate once every Century Blvd., Ste. 700, Los two months, and I preferred Angeles, CA 90045. twice a week. I learned to tolerate the frustration. At 38, I work full time, have a toddler and a 5-yearold and am often exhausted, and my sex drive has finally fallen through the floor. The kicker? A year ago, my husband had surgery to remove a large hernia in his groin that he’d had for years but was afraid to get checked out. Following his surgery, his sex drive went through the roof. Now he’s the Energizer Bunny. Where was this enthusiasm when we were 20? It’s causing problems in our marriage, as I resent the fact that I was expected to tolerate my frustration, but he has trouble doing likewise. I’m sure we’ll work it out, as we always do, but part of me would really like to go back to his doctor and say, “Can’t you please







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Mount Rainier park remains closed after shooting
BY MIKE BAKER The Associated Press MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. — Mount Rainier National Park remained closed today following the discovery of the body of the suspected gunman in the fatal shooting of a park ranger that has devastated the close-knit group of park workers. The park, which sees more than 1.5 million visitors annually, has been off-limits since Margaret Anderson was killed Sunday morning. The body of the man suspected of killing her was found Monday morning by a plane searching the rugged, snowy area. “We have been through a horrific experience,” said park superintendent Randy King. “We’re going to need a little time to regroup.” Benjamin Colton Barnes, 24, was lying partially submerged in a frigid mountain creek with snow banks standing several feet high on each side. “He was wearing a T-shirt, a pair of jeans and one tennis shoe. That was it,” said Pierce County Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer. Barnes, an Iraq War veteran, did not have any external wounds and appears to have died from the elements, Troyer said. It wasn’t clear whether Barnes had shed clothes before dying, as some hypothermia victims do. Troyer said Barnes did not have sufficient outdoor gear, and that two weapons were recovered along with his body. According to police and court documents, Barnes had a troubled transition to civilian life, with his former girlfriend saying in a custody dispute over their toddler daughter that he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and was suicidal. Nicole Santos sought a temporary restraining order against Barnes, according to court documents. Santos alleged that he got easily irritated, angry and depressed and kept an arsenal of weapons in his home. She wrote that she feared for their daughter’s safety. Undated photos provided by police showed a shirtless, tattooed Barnes brandishing two large weapons. She told authorities Barnes’ troubles began after he returned from Iraq in 2008, and that he had once sent her a text message saying, “I want to die.” In November 2011, a court official recommended parenting and communication classes for both parents as well as a visitation schedule for Barnes, pending domestic violence and mental health evaluations and potential treatment orders. The Seattle Times reports that the Army confirmed Monday that Barnes had been a private first class whose service ended in 2009, when he received a misconduct discharge after being charged with driving under the influence and improperly transporting privately owned weapons. Maj. Chris Ophardt, an Army spokesman, told The News Tribune that Barnes had been stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, near Tacoma, and had served two years and seven months on active duty at the time of his discharge. Barnes pleaded guilty to DUI in the March 2009 incident, according to the Times. The result of the weapons charge was unclear. Authorities think Barnes fled to the park Sunday to hide after an early morning shooting at a New Year’s house party near Seattle that wounded four, two critically. King County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Cindi West said Barnes is a suspect in that shooting, as well. West said the shots were fired around 3 a.m. after a dispute over a gun. However, further details, including the vicitms’ identities, were not immediately available. Parks spokesman Kevin Bacher said: “The speculation is that he may have come up here, specifically for that reason, to get away. The speculation is he threw some stuff in the car and headed up here to hide out.” Authorities think Barnes encountered the 34-year-old Anderson at a roadblock after blowing through a checkpoint rangers use to establish whether vehicles have tire chains for winter conditions. The gunman who killed Anderson got out of his vehicle and fired at her and a ranger trailing him, but only Anderson was hit. Anderson would have been armed, as she was one of the rangers tasked with law enforcement, Bacher said. But she was shot before she got out of her vehicle, Troyer said.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY — Former police officer Chris Willden didn’t hesitate when he realized children were trapped in an upside down car in an icy Utah river. He pulled his handgun, pushed it up against the submerged windows and shot out the glass. Then he reached inside. “I was trying to grab arms, but I couldn’t feel anything,” Willden said. “I’m thinking ... ‘What are we going to do?”’ But he turned to see up to eight other passers-by had scrambled down the embankment to help after coming upon the accident along U.S. 89 in Logan Canyon on Saturday afternoon. Highway Patrol Lt. Steve Winward said that after shooting out a window, the rescuer cut a seatbelt to free one child. He said the rescuers helped turn the Honda Accord upright in the Logan River. They lifted the car enough to free the three trapped children. The driver, Roger Andersen, 46, of Logan, had lost control of the car as he tried to brake while heading northbound in slippery conditions. His 9-yearold daughter and 4-year-old son were trapped along with a second 9-year-old girl. “(The driver) was panicked, doing everything he could to get in through the doors, but they wouldn’t budge,” said Willden, who had jumped into the water with his own father. “I remember thinking to myself, ‘You’re going to see some dead kids, get ready.’ I’ve

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Police immediately began a manhunt. Park officials fearing that tourists could be caught in the crossfire of a potential shootout held more than 100 people at the visitors’ center before evacuating them early Monday. King, the park superintendent, said Anderson had served as a park ranger for about four years and was married to another ranger who was working elsewhere in the park at the time of the shooting. The couple has two young daughters. The shooting renewed debate about a federal law that made it legal to take loaded weapons into national parks. The 2010 law made possession of firearms subject to state gun laws. Bill Wade, the outgoing chair of the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees, said Congress should be regretting its decision. “The many congressmen and senators that voted for the legislation that allowed loaded weapons to be brought into the parks ought to be feeling pretty bad right now,” Wade said. Calls and emails to the National Rifle Association requesting comment were not immediately returned Monday. The NRA has said media fears of gun violence in parks were unlikely to be realized. “The new law affects firearms possession, not use,” the association said in a statement written after the law went into effect. The group pushed for the law, saying people have a right to defend themselves against park animals and other people.

started taking over when he started to breathe. Everybody started to cheer. Lots of tears and clapping.”
got three of my own and it was going to be (an awful) start to the New Year.” Willden said he tried unsuccessfully to open windows and doors. He then used his firearm just as he had done in training for his current job as a bodyguard and Department of Defense contractor. One of the girls had found an air pocket and was breathing fine but was trapped in her seat belt. Willden cut it with a pocket knife and pulled her from the rear passenger window. He said the other two children were lifeless, the boy upside down in his car seat and the second girl floating in the front passenger compartment. Both were pulled from the vehicle. Buzzy Mullahkel, of North Logan, told the Deseret News of Salt Lake City that the boy wasn’t breathing and didn’t have a pulse but was revived when another passer-by performed CPR. “Emotions started taking over when he started to breathe. Everybody started to cheer. Lots of tears and clapping,” said Mullahkel, a father of a 4-year-old.

—Buzzy Mullahkel, a father of a 4-year-old

‘Person of interest’ detained in LA car arson case
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Twelve more suspected arson fires broke out early Monday in the Los Angeles area, and a “person of interest” was taken into custody for questioning in connection with the dozens of suspicious car fires that have hit the city since last week. The developments came a day after police distributed DVDs featuring footage of a man, between 20 and 30 years old with a receding hairline and a shoulder-length ponytail, whom they described as a person of interest. He was seen on grainy surveillance video Saturday after emerging on foot from inside an underground parking structure on Hollywood Boulevard where a car fire was reported. Fire department spokesman Capt. Jaime Moore said he couldn’t say whether the person of interest detained early Monday was the man seen on the video footage. “It’s still too early to say whether or not this person has any direct correlation with the number of fires that we’ve been responding to this evening,” Moore said. No arrests had been made. Early Monday, firefighters battled 12 suspected arson fires at carports and garages. Ten occurred in Los Angeles and two were in West Hollywood, Moore said. They broke out shortly after 1:30 a.m. Moore said authorities believe the latest fires were connected to the earlier ones. The number of suspicious fires now stands at 55, he said. Detectives spent Sunday analyzing security video camera footage and following up on other leads after a half dozen more vehicles were set on fire on New Year’s Eve. The outbreak of arson fires has left a trail of smoldering debris in Hollywood, West Hollywood, North Hollywood and the Fairfax district of Los Angeles since Thursday. Most of those fires were set in parked cars. In several cases, flames have jumped to carports and apartment units. A reward of $60,000 has been offered for information that leads to the arrest and

Willden, 35 of Ogden, was wrapping up his bleeding forearms cut by the broken window when he heard cheers. “That was awesome,” he said. “I knew that’s where the little boy was.” He would later learn both the boy and his sister, who were flown by air ambulance to Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City, had survived. Bonnie Midget, a hospital spokeswoman, said Sunday both are doing well after spending the night in intensive care. They were taken out of intensive care Sunday but still in the hospital, listed in fair condition as they recover from hypothermia. Winward said the father and the second girl escaped injury. Mullahkel said the scene reminded him of another heroic rescue in Logan earlier this year. In that case, bystanders lifted a burning car off an injured motorcyclist and pulled him to safety. The motorcyclist survived and is recovering from his injuries. “It was eerily similar,” Mullahkel told the Deseret News. “Those men in the river just even now blow my mind. Look at these gentlemen, these men in this river in the middle of winter.” Willden said simply there was a mission to be accomplished. He noted that both he and his father are former military/ civilian police officers, while his sister and mother are emergency medical technicians. “It’s in our family to go out and help others,” he said.


conviction of the arsonist. Detectives served a search warrant at a home in the San Fernando Valley, Det. Gus Villanueva said Sunday. Several interviews were conducted, but no arrests were made. “They are working on hundreds of clues, interviewing dozens of witnesses, picking up countless pieces of evidence,” police Cmdr. Andrew Smith said of the detectives. Authorities haven’t said how the car fires were sparked or what was collected at the crime scenes. They were unsure if the rash of fires were the work of one arsonist or multiple people or copycats. There have been no injuries. Extra patrols were out in force on New Year’s Eve. One of Saturday’s attacks occurred at the Hollywood and Highland entertainment complex, a popular tourist destination and hotspot for holiday revelers. Firefighters responded to a report of a small car fire in a parking structure that was out by the time they arrived.

WASHINGTON — Checkups during pregnancy tend to focus around the waist. But there’s growing debate about which mothers-to-be should have a gland in their neck tested, too. Numerous studies since 1999 have found that an underactive thyroid can raise a woman’s risk of miscarriage, premature birth, or a lower IQ for her baby — even if it’s so mildly sluggish that she feels no symptoms. The problem: While serious cases are treated with a hormone pill, so far there’s little evidence that treating the milder cases makes a difference. So guidelines about who should be tested vary widely. Now a peek at prenatal testing from one of the country’s largest medical labs suggests that nearly a quarter of pregnant women are getting the simple thyroid blood test regardless of whether they have symptoms. Researchers at Quest Diagnostics examined records for half a million pregnant women. Of those who got tested, a higher-than-expected number — 15 percent — had an underactive thyroid. That’s five-fold higher than some previous estimates, partly because the way in which the condition is diagnosed has changed recently, says the study published by the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. The vast majority of those women were in the gray zone, with milder cases where no one knows for sure if a diagnosis helps or wastes money on testing and thyroid medication. The finding adds pressure for science to settle this longrunning controversy. “We still don’t have perfect answers,” says Dr. Elizabeth Pearce, a well-known endocrinologist at Boston Medical Center, where a recent survey found widespread prenatal thyroid testing. But, “if it’s my patient in my office, or it’s me or my family member, I’m going to treat every time.” Obstetricians seem more wary.

“There are studies on both sides of the fence,” says Dr. Dena Goffman of New York’s Montefiore Medical Center, which tests only women at high risk. “If you don’t know what to do with the results, you probably shouldn’t order the test,” she said. The unassuming thyroid — a small bow tie-shaped gland nestled in the front of the neck — plays a big role in good health for everyone. It produces hormones that regulate metabolism and can affect almost every type of tissue in the body. About 20 million Americans are estimated to have a malfunctioning thyroid that, if serious enough, can contribute to heart disease, bone-thinning osteoporosis and infertility. An overactive thyroid, called hyperthyroidism, speeds up bodily functions, causing such

symptoms as weight loss, nervousness, anxiety and increased heart rate and vision problems. Much more common is an underactive thyroid, called hypothyroidism. It slows body functions, causing such problems as fatigue, weight gain, depression, constipation and dry skin. It even can contribute to high cholesterol, according to the National Institutes of Health. Thyroid problems increase with age, but they affect far more women than men — and pregnancy puts extra stress on the gland. Having enough thyroid hormones is important for fetal brain development, especially during the first trimester, when the fetus depends solely on the mother for them.

You can never go back home, this is an old saying. In my particular case how true this was. My wife Christel and I had planned a scenic leisurely trip through the Smoky Mountains on our way to my former home area in Delphos, Ohio. After driving from Carlsbad, New Mexico for two days and making our third stop in Jackson, Tennessee at a very nice motel and spending the night there. The next morning we encountered a horrible surprise discovering that our new car, a Lincoln MKX had been broken into by breaking the glass windows and stealing all of our suitcases and additional clothing incurring a total loss of over five thousand dollars. The beautiful, irreplaceable golden earrings that were given to Christel from her grandmother who was from Germany. We were delayed for three days while our car was being repaired. While in Delphos we stayed at the only place, Microtel Motel for approximately two weeks thinking that perhaps someone would like to visit with me. To make sure or certain that if any of my old friends or classmates wanted to visit with me I placed an ad in the Delphos Herald which ran two times, stating the dates that I would be in Delphos. It was somewhat disappointing that I didn’t receive one phone message or inquiries about my being registered there. At my advancing age I really don’t think I’ll be driving back that way again. If I do, it will be traveling by air. My many trips to Europe are less expensive than my trip to Delphos which exceeded ten thousand dollars considering all these losses. As a parting thought, in the event someone would care to contact me, my address and contact information is below. Maybe I’ll have a pleasant surprise this time. Don R. Miehls, 916 Fountain Drive, Carlsbad, New Mexico 88220. Ph. 575-887-6132. Email Best wishes from a former Buckeye.






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