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August 6, 2013
The Decatur Daily
Once-abandoned bowling center now readying for a third season
As the end of July draws near and the start of another bowling season is just around the corner, Mike Miller said he looks back on the first two years since the doors of Villa Lanes and Molly’s reopened after three plus years of being vacant. Miller, the only operator the bowling center has had since reopening, said he wanted to express his sincere gratitude to all the people and businesses that have supported and patronized the establishment. “These two years have gone by so quickly, probably because I love what I do here,” Miller said. “I enjoy teaching people of all ages how to bowl or improve their game. I have been very fortunate over my 40-plus years of bowling to have bowled with many of the best bowlers in the area. I learned not only the physical part of the game, but even more important was the mental aspect.
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Winchester Road closed south of Poe
A section of Winchester Road just north of the Adam-Allen county line is now closed and will be for at least the rest of the year. A bridge over Nicholson Creek, located between Marion Center and Morton roads, is being replaced. An Allen County Highway Department representative said the closing is listed for December 27, but it could be longer. Detour information has been posted, it was noted. 100 N reopens County Engineer Tim Barkey has announced that County Road 100 N is now open to traffic between Salem Road and State Road 101. Fleming Excavating of Decatur has completed the replacement of the small structure at Gephart Tile.
Villa Lanes is gearing up
“You do not need to be a great athlete to be a good bowler. Proper technique and concentration are the two most important aspects Miller of bowling. “I have made many new friends of all ages since opening and hope to make many more.” The remodeling completed this summer has the building and equipment in great shape, Miller said. “It has taken a great deal of time and resources to bring the facility back to a viable recreation center for the com-
munity to visit and be proud to have available,” he added. “The safety and well being of all that come through the doors is a high priority to myself and the staff.” Over the last two years, Miller said, he has have had conversations with many people regarding why they do not participate in league bowling. “The most common responses have been that the season is too long or that they feel (Continued on page 3A)
Mobile unit offers walk-in mammograms at low cost
By J SWYGART A mobile mammography coach visited downtown Decatur on Monday as part of a collaborative public-private partnership with one goal — giving women early detection in the fight against breast cancer. The mammography coach travels throughout northeast Indiana each year and has performed some 30,000 screenings since 2005, according to Debi Kennedy, community outreach coordinator at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. The coach is made possible through the combined efforts of Parkview Hospital, the Breast Diagnostic Center of Fort Wayne, and a grassroots group of Fort Waynearea volunteers known as Francine’s Friends. Kennedy said the mobile unit averages 17 mammograms a day, and noted that most women are in and out within 15 minutes. No appointments are necessary. Fees for the procedure are based on women’s ability to pay. For visitors will health insurance, their health care providers will be billed for the service. Other women, those with high insurance deductibles, will receive a 25 percent discount if they pay for their mammograms on the spot. Still other women, those with no insurance or who cannot afford to pay their high
Farmers form food hubs
FRANKLIN, Ind. (AP) — Some Indiana farmers are banding together with digital food distributors to form ‘‘food hubs’’ for weekly deliveries to customers. Food hubs have emerged as small and medium-sized producers have worked together to find ways to distribute their produce and locally raised meat and dairy. A 2010 U.S. Department of Agriculture report indicated getting food to customers was a top constraint preventing farmers from taking advantage of spiking interest in local food. Purdue Extension educator Roy Ballard founded the Hoosier Harvest Market service in 2011. He said food hubs allow farmers to focus on growing without have to spend time organizing market stands, loading trucks, or figuring out how much to take.
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deductibles, will have their mammograms paid for by Francine’s Fund. Kennedy said nearly 35 percent of the women who visit the mobile unit have some portion of their costs subsidized. “That shows us the need is great” for the services offered, she said. The Susan G. Komen Fund also subsidizes some of the costs for the unit, and private donations also make the coach’s visits possible. Women who receive screenings will receive letters within 7-10 days if all results are normal. Of Mammography technician the approximately 11 perJan Miller inside mobile unit cent of visitors who will need a follow-up exam because their screenings mality, those women will Francine’s Friends visit.” show some sort of abnor- receive a follow-up con- Wenning said she gets tact within two days. mammograms annually Shortly after noon on as preventative treatment Monday, two area women and early detection. were awaiting their turns Donna Money is a for a screening in the resident of Willshire, coach, parked on Court Ohio, and is employed Street adjacent to the at CenturyLink’s Decatur Adams County court- office. Money was makhouse. ing her first visit to the Connie Wenning of mobile unit “because it’s Decatur said she has convenient, and because taken advantage of the I’ve heard good things” mobile mammography about the people and the unit for the past four quick procedure. years, “but never before For additional inforin Decatur. I came today mation about the mobile because my cousin, Lori mammography unit, visit northeast Indiana Miller, is sponsoring the
Wynn named county director of zoning
By REBEKAH R. BLOMENBERG The county commissioners announced at Monday’s meeting that they have appointed Mark Wynn of Berne to be the new director of building, planning and zoning, starting in September. Wynn is the current owner of Marquis Builders in Berne, which he has put up for sale since receiving the news, and he will be taking over for Neil Ogg. Wynn is a member of the Berne City Council. The commissioners said they received 19 applications for the Wynn position and interviewed six candidates. Commissioner Doug Bauman noted that while they received excellent applications and had excellent interviews, the decision to appoint Wynn was made unanimously. Clock work On another matter, maintenance director Dave Meyer reported that Phil Wright of Tower Clock Company in Cincinnati returned Monday to put the courthouse clock back together. He expects this process to take about a day and a half, predicting that the clock will be fully functional again sometime Wednesday.
Reggie’s still the biggest around
From the State Fair The Stockdale family of Chelsea, Ind.iana, knows how to grow some large hogs. They swept the top two spots in the World’s Largest Hog competition at the Indiana State Fair. Their male hog, Reggie, took the title by tipping the scales at 1,205 pounds. He also won the title in 2011. The six year-old Red Wattle beat out his halfbrother, Ace, by 35 pounds in what has become a very large sibling rivalry. The ‘big genes’ have also been passed on to the next generation as Reggie has a son who is well on his way to becoming the next World’s Largest Hog. He is already weighing in at 900 pounds. Raising these ginormous swine is a family effort. Rick Stockdale, his wife, their three sons and their grandfather all have a hand taking care of these pigs. They attribute their hogs’ large stature to a ‘special’ diet. “Reggie likes to eat produce, breads, corn
and donuts,” William Stockdale, Rick’s young son, said. “Chocolate donuts are his favorite.”
Schools start on August 13
The first day of classes at North Adams, Adams Central and South Adams schools will be Tuesday, August 13, as students return for the 2013-14 school year. The day will be a full day of attendance for all county students.
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Blood drive slated here
A Red Cross blood drive will be held from 1-6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 20, at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Decatur. Of the 2,250 hours of summer, countless are spent vacationing, gardening or just enjoying time in the sun, Red Cross officials said. By setting aside just one of those hours to donate blood through the American Red Cross, you can help save the lives of up to three people and give them the gift of summertime, too. “We’re asking you to set aside one hour of your summer to give blood and help those in need,” said Sharyn Whitman, CEO for the Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross.  “Every two seconds someone needs a blood transfusion in the United State. We need everyone who is eligible to donate to make an appointment to give.” The need for blood often increases during the summer when vacation travel and activities increase the chance of serious accidents which may require lifesaving or sustaining care.  At the same time, the blood supply can dwindle as donors become busy with summertime fun and overlook giving blood. While all blood types are needed, Type O is in highest demand because it’s the only type that can be transfused to patients in other blood groups such as A, B and AB.  Hospitals also use Type O-negative blood in most emergency trauma cases when a patient’s blood type isn’t known. The Red Cross is encouraging Type O donors to schedule and keep appointments, or to optimize their donation by making a double red cell donation.  Donors who meet certain criteria may be eligible to safely donate two units of red cells through the automated donation process.
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TAKING OATH — Spencer Wilson (left) is sworn in as a new member of the Decatur Police Department Reserves by city Clerk-Treasurer Phyllis Whitright as his mother Linda Wilson holds the Bible and girlfriend Magen Lengerich looks on. (Photo by Rebekah R. Blomenberg)
Public records play key role in Bennett grade-change scandal
By TOM LoBIANCO Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In algebra, students are required to show the steps taken to come to their answer, in part because teachers need to see whether they grasp the concepts. Indiana’s former state superintendent Tony Bennett hid his calculations when coming up with the schoolgrading formula last year, working backward to make the equation fit a predetermined answer: an ‘‘A’’ for Republican donor Christel DeHaan’s charter school. His staff was quietly asked to figure out the rest. The only reason the grade-changing scandal was unveiled was because it was detailed in emails he never deleted from his computer. The fallout has cost Bennett his seven-month tenure as education commissioner in Florida and launched a pair of state reviews into the validity of a school-grading system that’s at the center of a national education overhaul movement. Bennett called the reports last week ‘‘malicious and unfounded’’ as he resigned in Florida, but school superintendents in Indiana said the emails finally began to give them the answers they so desperately searched for last year from Bennett and his team. In Indiana, the state protects emails as public records. Jim Corridan, state archivist and director of the Indiana Commission on Public Records, points out that most emails must be saved for three years. Emails and other files dealing with policy can be required to be preserved permanently at the State Archives. For the most part, emails can be legally ‘‘destroyed’’ after the three-year time frame, and not every trivial note — like if Bennett had written to his wife to say he’d be late for dinner — must be preserved. But actually obtaining copies of crucial emails is a tough task, as state officials often rely on the ‘‘work product’’ exception to argue the missives should not be released. When the Purdue University Board of Trustees appointed by then-Gov. Mitch Daniels chose him to run the university, information on his hiring was nearly impossible to come by. The Lafayette Journal and Courier filed a complaint last year that the board violated the state’s open meetings law by holding an executive session at an undisclosed location in Chicago O’Hare International Airport. But the state’s public access counselor, also appointed by Daniels, determined that simply knowing the meeting would happen at the out-of-state location was open enough. When the Indianapolis Star went looking for records of the deliberations over Daniels’ hiring, Purdue wrote back it had none, and even it did, the public couldn’t see them. This is not to say state government officials conduct all public business behind locked doors. Indiana does an exceptional job streaming committee meetings online and providing documents such as campaign donations and legislation in easily searchable formats online. But official documents only provide the neatly prepared version of the story. And many times, they leave out critical information. Local school superintendents who had their schools assessed by Bennett and his team last year, with the possibility of being taken over by the state or losing funding, found it incredibly hard to get straight answers. The widespread confusion over how the grades were calculated led Republican legislative leaders to send the ‘‘A-F’’ grading system back to the drawing board during the 2013 session. While the Bennett emails begin to answer some of the confusion — and raise new questions — it still isn’t clear exactly what Bennett and his staff changed in the formula. That will take answers from a pair of state-level reviews. And probably some more emails.
Winchester’s band takes title—again!
(From the Indiana State Fair) After winning the Music Travel Consultants Indiana State Band Day title for the third year in a row, Winchester Community High School can again call itself “Indiana’s Best Band.” This is Winchester’s fourth Band Day championship overall. Director Douglas Fletcher has now won the competition a record 13 times at four different schools. Winchester’s Show entitled “Facing Life’s Giant” also won first place in the preliminary class awards for Class AAA, the toughest class at Band Day. “Winning tonight feels awesome, great, amazing! Every positive word describes it,” senior Alex Greene said. Winchester students credit the band’s success to Fletcher’s main goal: Sending a positive idea to the audience and leaving band members with a lifelong lesson. The final part of the band’s three-year trilogy did just that. “Extra hard work and sending a good message is what Band Day is all about for Winchester,” senior Megan Baly said. Muncie Southside, last year’s runnerup, finished second again, and Richmond placed third. Here is the complete order of finish for the “Sweet 16”: Winchester Community High School Muncie Southside High School Richmond High School Anderson High School Centerville High School Jay County High School High School East Central High School Noblesville High School Northeastern High School Mooresville High School Hagerstown High School Muncie Central High School Lebanon High School Yorktown High School Monroe Central High School
BMV joining social media
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles has joined the world of social media. BMV spokesman Josh Gillespie says the agency has established accounts on Twitter, Facebook,
Instagram and Flickr in an effort to connect with customers. BMV Commissioner Scott Waddell says the social media account will help the BMV keep Indiana residents informed on a more direct level.
New Navy ship to carry USS Indianapolis name
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Navy intends to name a new combat ship the USS Indianapolis, honoring the crew of the cruiser of the same name whose sinking in the final weeks or World War II was the military branch’s worst single loss of life at sea. Rear Admiral Rick Williamson, the Navy’s Midwest Region commander, read a letter from Navy Secretary Ray Mabus on notifying Congress of the name selection to survivors of the sinking during a reunion banquet Saturday night. ‘‘Once again the name Indianapolis will put to sea on the stern of the U.S. Navy warship, carrying on the tradition of service that you and your shipmates have forever associated with the name,’’ said the letter dated July 29. ‘ ‘You should be very proud of the legacy which you leave for our Navy and our nation.’’
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Donna F. (Venis) Rothgeb, 75, of Decatur, died Monday, August 5, at Woodcrest Nursing Center. Donna was born June 15, 1938, in Decatur to the late Alva Raymond and Verona Verdella (McClymonds) Venis. Donna was a member of Hope United Methodist Church. Her favorite pastimes were watching for hummingbirds, collecting angels and playing cards with friends. Among survivors are two daughters, Lisa (Kevin) McIntire of Roanoke and Marla (Ron) Purk of Decatur; two sisters, Virginia Chronister of Decatur and Norma Bird of Fort Wayne; seven Rothgeb grandchildren, Carli Sprunger, Kasey Robinson, Molly Robinson, Justin McIntire, Bethany Purk, Morgan Purk and Evan Purk; and a greatgrandson, Graysen Konkle. Donna was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Venis, and a sister, Phyllis Gase. Funeral services will be at noon Wednesday, August 7, at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home with calling two hours prior to service from 10 a.m.-noon. Pastor Stacy Downing will be officiating. Burial will be in Decatur Cemetery. Preferred memorials are to Hope United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made at
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Chad Allan Everett, 46, of Burlington, Ky., passed away August 3, 2013. Born September 20, 1966, Chad was the youngest son of Shirley and the late Glen Everett of Pleasant Mills. While attending Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Chad made a visit to Indiana University in Bloomington, where he met Kelly Mansfield. The couple married on August 24, 1991, and four adored sons soon followed. A 1985 graduate of Adams Central High School, Chad spent a great deal of his youth playing sports, including football and baseball. He passed this enthusiasm for athletics on to his four tall, handsome and athletic sons, whom he playfully referred to as the 4Ds. As vice president of Safety, Security and Compliance at the Cincinnati / Chad Northern Kentucky International Everett Airport (CVG), Chad worked with his security team when former President George W. Bush visited Cincinnati. For more than 20 years, Chad and his team weathered various concerns of problematic clients, potential terrorism, and questionable chemical threats, all the while maintaining safe travel and work conditions for the public and his coworkers. When Chad was diagnosed with carcinoid cancer, he fought a mighty battle and was optimistic as he bravely and courageously soldiered on. He was surrounded by his wife, sons, family and friends when he left this world, and was no doubt welcomed by those who have passed on before him: his father, Glen Everett; mother-in-law, Pat Mansfield; and many friends and family members. Among survivors are his wife, Kelly; his four sons, Drew, 22, of Burlington, Ky.; Dane, 19, a sophomore at Georgetown College, Ky.; Devon, 17, a senior at Beechwood High School; and Dalton, 15, a sophomore at Beechwood; his mother, Shirley Everett; and four siblings: Shelley (Ked) Ringger; Glen (Cynthia) Everett; Coni (Hank) Mayer; and Ed (Emily) Everett, all of rural Adams County; brothers-in-law, Scott Mansfield of Calif.; Mark (Lynn) Mansfield of Wash.; Mike (Lisa) Mansfield of Ohio; and Brett Mansfield of Fla.; as well as several nieces and nephews. Chad is dearly missed by his family, the many friends who have become family, and his associates at CVG Airport. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8, at Linnemans Funeral Home, 1940 Burlington Pike, Burlington, KY 41005. A Mass in his honor will be held on Friday, August 10 at 9:30 a.m. at the Cathedral Basilica, 1140 Madison Avenue in Covington, Ky. A celebration of life will be held on Friday, Aug. 9, at the Beechwood High School Cafeteria, 54 Beechwood Road, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017, following the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chad A. Everett Memorial Fund, c/o The Fifth Third Bank, available at all Fifth Third Bank branches.
Sunny early.
Partly cloudy with a stray thunderstorm.
A few thunderstorms possible. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the mid 60s.
Slight chance of a thunderstorm.
More clouds than sun. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the low 60s.
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Emmy nominee from Mishawaka
MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) — Adam Driver says he nearly passed up a chance for a role in the HBO series ‘‘Girls.’’ The actor from Mishawaka was in the middle of a play at the time wasn’t interested in television at the time. Driver, however, knew HBO was different after worked on the cable network’s ‘‘You Don’t Know Jack,’’ so he decided to go for it. It’s worked out pretty well for him. The 2001 Mishawaka High School graduate was nominated last month for an Emmy for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series. He told the South Bend Tribune his chemistry with the show’s creator, producer and lead actress Lena Dunham, also made the show attractive. He says her palpable personality made it easy to join the cast.
21 years. Attorneys said the change of venue was necessary because of negative publicity resulting from an online petition urging the case to trial.
Former Colorado man held in beach rampage
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who spent time in jail for shoplifting in Colorado was in custody Monday for investigation of running down a dozen people along the Venice Beach boardwalk, including an Italian tourist who was living her dream of honeymooning in California. Little information was released about 38-year -old Nathan Louis Campbell, who was arrested for investigation of murder after he walked into a police station several hours after the rampage and allegedly said he was involved. He remained in custody on $1 million bail. Court records showed Campbell was sentenced to five days in jail after pleading guilty to shoplifting at a Denver Pavilions in February 2009. Five months later, he was accused of trespassing at an outdoor mall in Denver and sentenced to 10 days in jail, the records show. Campbell lived in Colorado at least as recently as last year. He was evicted from his apartment in Denver for not paying $655 in rent in March 2012, records show. California authorities said no one with his name and birth date had a state driver’s license. Killed in Saturday’s rampage was 32-year-old Alice Gruppioni. Her family said she was a businesswoman who never ceased to be a romantic girl dreaming about her bridal gown and meeting Prince Charming. ‘‘She was robbed of her life while living her dream visit to California with her husband and this was a tremendous injustice,’’ the family said in a statement. The hit-and-run hurt 11 other people who moments earlier had been enjoying an afternoon of strolling and shopping along one of the top tourist attractions in Los Angeles. Police have not yet presented their case to prosecutors, and they declined to discuss a possible motive. However, Deputy Chief Kirk Albanese said there was no indication the attack was a terrorist act or that anyone else was involved. Police said the driver of the car initially parked outside a hotel and surveyed the boardwalk crowded with people.
Churches weigh response to ruling
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An attorney for a group of churches that want to erect 31 6-foot-tall crosses on Evansville’s public riverfront says the churches may take more legal action to allow the display. Attorney Chris Wischer said during a Sunday rally that drew an estimated 1,600 people to downtown Evansville in support of the cross display that the churches need time to consider several possible responses to a federal judge’s ruling in the case. That judge ruled last week that the crosses cannot be erected on public property.
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Ruth (Voglewede) Egan, 95, of Louisville, originally of Decatur, passed away peacefully Monday, August 5, 2013, after a long and fulfilling life. Ruth earned her first bachelor’s degree from Mount St. Joseph College, majoring in chemistry and biology and graduating cum laude. Afterward, she earned her second bachelor’s degree in medical technology from St. Louis University. Throughout her life, Ruth had the pleasure of membership in several organizations in Louisville, such as Queen’s Daughters Auxiliary, Bellarmine Women’s Council, Right to Life and Louisville Orchestra. She also enjoyed being a lector and Eucharistic minister Egan for her church, Saint Albert the Great, and for over 30 years Ruth worked as a nursing home volunteer. In August of 1986, Ruth was preceded in death by her loving husband of 43 years, Walter Edward Egan. She was also preceded by her parents, Charles and Anna Terveer Voglewede; son-in-law, Paul Abbott; six brothers and two sisters. Survivors include her children, David (Mary) Egan of Cincinnati; Mary Beth Abbott, Rita Egan of Lexington, Kentucky; Kathleen Moerschell of Bend, Oregon; Eileen (David) Kaelin and Michael (Shannon) Egan of Cincinnati; grandchildren, Bethany (Jason) Smith, Eric and Alan Abbott, Elizabeth Egan, Adam (Wesley) Moerschell, Alison (Jonathan) Mallahan, Walter Kaelin, Daniel (Jordan) Kaelin, Michael and Annabelle Egan; and three great-grandchildren. Her funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, August 9, at Saint Albert the Great in Louisville, with burial to follow in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Thursday, August 8, at Ratterman Brothers Funeral Home, 3711 Lexington Road. Ratterman & Sons Funeral Home is caring for arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.ratterman. com. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made to the Bellarmine University Library Fund, Right to Life or Saint Albert the Great Catholic Church.
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Saturday Crash A report of a 1:20 a.m. accident on Saturday was released today by the Adams County Sheriff’s Department. The report said Joshua E. Gooden, 32, Ossian, was westbound on C.R. 900N near C.R. 400W when his SUV ran off the road on the north side and struck an American Electric Power Company utility pole head-on. Gooden was later cited by police for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. The crash resulted in between $5,001-$10,000 in damage to the vehicle and utility pole.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has joined 22 other attorneys general around the nation in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling prohibiting prayer at the beginning of government meetings. A brief written by the staffs at the Indiana and Texas attorneys general offices asks the high court to issue a ruling to provide clarity on whether the practice is legal, noting that various federal appeals courts have reached conflicting conclusions. The brief was filed in a case involving an upstate New York town that a federal court ruled violated the constitutional ban against favoring one religion over another by opening nearly every meeting over an 11-year span with prayers that stressed Christianity. The brief contends a Supreme Court ruling would enable governments to make informed decisions.
The ability to discern slight differences in shades of gray has long been thought to be an attribute of the human visual system that cannot be improved. But Daphne Bavelier, professor of brain and cognitive sciences at the University of Rochester, has discovered that very practiced action gamers become 58 percent better at perceiving fine differences in contrast. “Normally, improving contrast sensitivity means getting glasses or eye surgery- somehow changing the optics of the eye,” says Bavelier. “But we’ve found that action video games train the brain to process the existing visual information more efficiently, and the improvements last for months after game play is stopped.” The finding builds on Bavelier’s past work that has shown that action video games decrease visual crowding and increase visual attention. Contrast sensitivity, she says, is the primary limiting factor in how well a person can see. Bavelier says that the findings show that action video game training may be a useful complement to eye-correction techniques, since game training may teach the visual cortex to make better use of the information it receives. Bavelier says that the findings suggest that despite the many concerns about the effects of action video games and the time spent in front of a computer screen, that time may not necessarily be harmful, at least for vision.
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Bond Posted Heath A. Thomas, 36, rural Decatur, was arrested Monday by the sheriff’s department on a warrant charging him with theft. Thomas posted a $200 cash and $7,500 surety bond for his release from the county jail.
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Villa Lanes gearing up
(Continued from page 1A) they’re not a good enough bowler to join a league,” he said. “With the handicap system used in the majority of leagues these days, the playing field is pretty level no matter your average. As far as the length of the season, I understand that 30 three weeks is a major commitment. “For this season, I have developed many leagues that will start later and will only meet every other week. I hope this will make league bowling much more attractive to a number of people. I believe that once you join an organized league, you will enjoy the time spent with your family, friends and fellow competitors. The atmosphere of league bowling is very relaxed now compared to years ago.” Anyone interested in joining a league can visit the Villa Lanes website,, to view what is available. Or, Miller can be reached at (260) 724-3660 or (260) 692-2405l, or by email at
Six Cited Police in Adams County ticketed six drivers on Monday. Stopped by the sheriff’s department for speeding were Candance K. Hightower, 25, Cambridge Court, Decatur, and Yolanda R. Bauman, 48, Nuttman Ave., Decatur, both 45 mph in a 30 zone at C.R. 400W and C.R. 500N; Alexander K. Kistler, 18, Mill Pond Road, Berne, 95 mph in a 60 zone (location not listed); and Cara L. York, 24, Fort Wayne, 70 imph in a 60 zone at 27 and C.R. 300N. Deputies also charged Kyle M. Grote, 22, rural Decatur, with disregarding a stop sign at C.R. 500N and C.R. 400W. Decatur police cited Jerrica A. Longsworth, 24, Countrybrook Road, Decatur, for operating a vehicle with an expired license plate.
LAPORTE, Ind. (AP) — The trial of two LaPorte school officials accused of failing to report suspected sexual misconduct by a former assistant girls volleyball coach will be heard in Fort Wayne. The LaPorte County Herald-Argus reports that Judge Jennifer Koethe approved the motion for the change of venue by LaPorte Community Schools athletic director Ed Gilliland and former volleyball coach Marybeth Lebo. The two are charged with failing to report suspicions of child abuse or neglect in the case of Robert Ashcraft, who was found guilty in 2011 of three counts of sexual misconduct with a minor and one count of child seduction. He was sentenced to
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By MAUREEN HAYDEN INDIANAPOLIS — Last spring, a small public elementary school in the small city of Goshen, Ind., won a big award from the private Milken Foundation: It was named one of the four best schools in the nation for teaching excellence. I thought the recognition was newsworthy so I wrote about it. Unlike elementary schools in affluent communities that are used to winning accolades, West Goshen Elementary School has a student population that few school administrators would envy: Almost 80 percent of its students come from poverty-stricken families and many of them are the children of Hispanic immigrants who speak little English. West Goshen earned the award by embracing many of reforms put into place by Indiana’s former state schools chief Tony Bennett, who is now under a shadow of scandal. It focused resources on boosting student test scores, provided intense remediation for students falling behind, adopted a teacher-mentoring program modeled by other schools, and recruited community volunteers to provide tutoring, support and encouragement to children so easily discouraged by failure. In talking to school principal Alan Metcalfe, I could hear urgency in his voice. He was on a mission to raise the reading levels of his thirdgraders because he knew the odds for students who are poor readers and who live in poverty are grim: They’re six times at greater risk for dropping The politics out. behind the Tony Yet when West Goshen Bennett scandal Elementary School was are ugly — and graded by the state, under sure to get uglier the nearly impossible to in coming days understand A-F grading system that Bennett — but it in some implemented at the direcways, it obscures tion of the State Board of the concerns that Education, the school got a the A-F grad- D. ing system was And that is what’s really flawed from the wrong with the state’s complicated school grading start. system. Parents, teachers and communities leaders in Goshen knew that West Goshen wasn’t a school on the brink of failure. The recent allegations that the Republican Bennett rigged the grading system to benefit a charter school founded by a Republican campaign donor are serious. So serious that Bennett has resigned his position as the Florida education commissioner, a post he took after losing his bid for re-election last November to Democrat Glenda Ritz in the race for Superintendent of Public Instruction. The politics behind the scandal are ugly — and sure to get uglier in coming days — but it in some ways, it obscures the concerns that the A-F grading system was flawed from the start. Earlier this year — long before the Bennett scandal broke — Republican and Democrat legislators were calling for it to be overhauled. Among those lawmakers was Republican state Sen. Carlin Yoder, a former school administrator and a Bennett ally on many things. Goshen is in Yoder’s district. “I knew the Goshen schools were doing tremendous things,” Yoder told me earlier this week. “So that’s what caught my attention.” Yoder was part of the group of lawmakers who successfully pushed for the law that mandates the State Board of Education come up with a new A-F system by November. “We don’t have an A-to-F grading system that is fair to schools,” Yoder said. “We need to work on it.” The Bennett scandal will make that task difficult: Hearts have been hardened by the allegations and already the conversations in the Statehouse have turned bitterly partisan. Surely, the Bennett scandal will be exploited for all its worth. When writing this column, I went to back to look at that story I wrote about the West Goshen Elementary School and pulled this quote from that principal who was working so hard to do right his students: “It doesn’t matter what we’re teaching if the students aren’t learning,” he said. “To focus on anything other than learning is a big waste of time.” Maureen Hayden covers the Statehouse for the CNHI newspapers in Indiana.
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By Kathryn Jean Lopez Writing on the dignity and the voca “People won’t remember what you tion of women, the late Pope John Paul said as much as how you made them II declared: “The Church gives thanks feel.” My friend Austen Ivereigh, co- for each and every woman: for mothfounder of Catholic Voices in England ers, for sisters, for wives ... for women (full disclosure: I am the director of who watch over the human persons the American branch), writes in his in the family, which is the fundamenbook, “How to Defend the Faith with- tal sign of the human community; for women who work professionally, and out Raising Your Voice.” Can you think of a better illustra- who at times are burdened by a great tion of this than the still unfolding social responsibility ... “. The Church story of the papal transition in the believes that the “feminine genius” Catholic Church? On his recent visit unleashed can be a transformative to Rio, upward of three million young leader and presence. people flocked to Pope Francis, pray- Or as former Pope Benedict coming, attending Mass and frolicking municated to me, echoing Paul VI at on what was dubbed “Popacabana” the conclusion of the Second Vatican beach for a weekend. Council: “The hour And when he left, the is coming, in fact “Who am I to judge?” Pope media really started has come, when the Francis said, in response vocation of women paying attention. On the plane ride to question regarding is being acknowlin its fullness, back to Rome, the homosexuality. And with edged the hour in which 76-year-old pope had open exchange with the that phrase, a deluge of women acquire in the world an influreporters traveling with commentary followed. ence, an effect and him. a power never hith “Who am I to judge?” he said, in response to question erto achieved. That is why, at this regarding homosexuality. And with moment when the human race is that phrase, a deluge of commentary undergoing so deep a transformation, women imbued with a spirit of the followed. His now-famous remark was con- Gospel can do so much to aid humansistent with Church teaching and ity in not falling.” reflected Pope Benedict’s stance, but There’s liberation in this proposed it seemed to come as a shock to many. world view of the Church. People He was very clear to talk about sins, deserve to hear about this alternative not crimes. While making clear that lifestyle! sexual activity outside of marriage A new, healthy day may just be is sinful, he also heralded a great dawning, where we might welcome resounding truth of Christianity: The real religion again. This dynamo of Church is for sinners who truly seek a leader, a man who sees the divine redemption! spark in every child, woman and What the world is so fascinated by man, is getting the world’s attention. in Pope Francis is the combination On a plane ride, Pope Francis cut of love, self-sacrifice, humility and through preconceived notions and truth-telling that marks authenticity made people feel a little more comand a new era for the Church. The fortable with Catholicism. world is starting to take note. There’s more to know. And he may He also talked on the plane about just succeed in telling the story, makwomen, how they are a vital part of ing the pitch, about what is at the the Church, which is itself a moth- heart of the Church, making choices er. He used the phrase “theology of about a love that never ends. women,” words that may just end the tragic misunderstandings about the Kathryn Lopez is the editor-at-large Church’s view of the female gender. of National Review Online.
Reinventing Detroit The great irony of Detroit’s bankruptcy is that it seems to suggest the obsolescence of central cities when just the opposite is true. As economist Edward Glaeser of Harvard notes, many cities have undergone a renaissance: Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Seattle, San Francisco and others. All have stubborn concentrations of poverty; but many have benefited from gentrification and stronger job markets. High energy costs, a backlash against commuting, lower crime and cities’ vibrancy have renewed their appeal. In the countless Detroit post-mortems, many potential villains have emerged: Coleman Young, mayor from 1974 to 1994; white flight (from 1970 to 2008, the white portion of the city’s population fell from 56 percent to 11 percent); costly government workers’ pensions. But at bottom, Detroit’s failure resulted from its success. It became a prisoner of its dependence on the auto industry.
— Robert Samuelson, syndicated columnist
Relax, we’re not Detroit No, Detroit is not a symbol, a harbinger, or a leading indicator of what is happening to America — despite what you may have read. Since the city initiated bankruptcy proceedings last week, a stream of anguished pieces have tried to warn America that Detroit’s fate is just the beginning. The obligatory Time cover asked: “Is Your City Next?” In a word, no. To be clear, like Detroit, the U.S. as a whole — and many of its companies, states, cities, and consumers — has a significant mismatch between its assets, cash flows, and liabilities. There are large pockets of pain and financial misery throughout the U.S. There will be more failures. But the difference between Detroit and the rest of the country could not be more stark. In recent years Detroit had lost the capacity to stay current on its debts, to fund its operations, and to grow. At the same time, the rest of the country is doing a much better job staying currents on its debt, funding its operations, and growing.
— Daniel Gross, Daily Beast
By Jim Mullen I recently saw a show on TV about cryogenics —— the science of freezing your brain after you die so that someday, when they find the cure for whatever killed you, they can insert your brain into a new body and you can pick up where you left off. Riding that motorcycle. I’m not a doctor or a scientist, but it seems to me that there are two big problems with this idea, even if they ever figure out how to do it. One: What body are they going to put your frozen brain into? Maybe I’ve missed something, but don’t most bodies already have a brain in them? Are they going to take out my brain so they can put in yours? That doesn’t sound fair, even if they freeze my brain to reinstall later. Excuse me, new brain, but I was here first. And if they use clones, well, it seems to me the clone might have a few things to say about it, like “You’re not taking my brain!” It seems we’d be back to square one — they’d have to take out one brain to put in another. And, really, is your brain that much more wonderful than anyone else’s? Now, there is some debate about this. Half the time Sue doesn’t think I have a brain, but other times she wonders if I only have
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half a brain. Either way, I’m pretty sure she wouldn’t pay to have it frozen. She’d rather spend the money on HBO or Starz or Netflix. It would be cheaper and certainly more entertaining. And what would I do while my brain’s frozen? What if it takes 50 years, or 100, to cure me? Would I have to answer 50 years’ worth of email when I woke up? What if they put me in a body that’s worse than the one I had when I died? Will I have to learn how to use an even smarter phone than I have now? What will a house cost 50 years from now — a hundred million dollars? Where will I make that kind of money? As a greeter at Space Mart? The second thing that bothers me is the freezing part. I drank a milkshake a little too fast a few years ago and it hurt like crazy. A brain freeze. So what if having your brain really frozen, really hurts? How are you going to tell anyone? Your mouth, along with the rest of your body, was burned to ashes and thrown into the ocean off of Maui or someplace. So they wake you up 50 years later and you’re out of work,
your wife is now married to Walt Disney and your head hurts like someone has worked you over with a nail gun. People will be telling jokes that you won’t get because you haven’t seen the holograms they’ve been watching, and you wonder who to vote for in our new 57-party political system. You’ll have to learn how to text (or whatever replaces it), something you haven’t even done in this life. Then there’s the health issue. Have you ever taken a steak out of the freezer that’s been accidentally overlooked for, oh, six or seven years? Would you eat it? I would, but would a normal person like you eat it? Most likely you’re thinking, why take a chance? Well, what do you think your brain will look like after it’s been on ice for 50 or 100 years? Maybe the cryogenic freezer lost power once every 15 years for a couple of hours. Maybe a little bit longer. You no longer qualify for a new body because you left a few IQ points on the freezer wrap. So they put what was left of your brain in some teenager’s cellphone, where you get to correct his spelling mistakes all day long because it’s the one job left where humans are better than machines.
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Today is the 218th day of 2013 and the 47th day of summer. TODAY’S HISTORY: In 1787, the “Great Debate” over the future of the U.S. Constitution began at the Constitutional Convention. In 1945, the U.S. B-29 bomber
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August is almost upon us and you know what that means, hot summer days where Indiana seems more like a boiling pot than the heartland. Well, this year we’re celebrating the end of summer a Dog Days of Summer photo Contest. We’re asking our readers to send in pictures of their dogs. Prizes will be awarded for the cutest dog, the ugliest –  but of course lovable – dog, and the funniest picture. Winners will receive $25 in Democrat Dog Days Bucks to be used at participating retailers. If you would like to enter your dog send photo and information, including your name and telephone number and address (for contact purposes only), your dog’s name, age and breed to jandrews@ decaturdailydemocrat. com. Photos must be received by 4 p.m. on Monday, August 12 and will appear in the paper and on our webpage on Friday, August 16. Voting ends August 19 and winners will be announced Saturday, August 24.
Community Calendar
TUESDAY, August 6: Operation Help food pantry for Decatur and Monroe residents, 1-3 p.m., Adams County Service Complex. Senior citizens play bingo, 1:30 p.m., Riverside Center. St. Mark’s United Methodist Church Food Pantry, 5-6 p.m. Families can receive food once monthly. A.A., 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church. Bellmont Band Boosters, 7 p.m., BHS band room.
WEDNESDAY, August 7: Farm Wagon food distribution fro seniors 60 and over, varying morning hours, Riverside Center. Immanuel House, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 8545 N 500 E, Decatur. Free meal, 5-6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 6th St. entrance. Celebrate Recovery, 6-7 p.m., small groups, 7-8 p.m., The Bridge Community Church. Adult Children of Alcoholics, a 12-step support program for those raised in alcoholic families, 7 p.m., The Bridge Community Church, 403 Winchester Rd. Women of the Moose chapter enrollment, 7 p.m., Moose home.
St. Mary’s celebrates 175th anniversary
On Thursday, August 15, St. Mary Parish will celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary with a 6 p.m. Mass that will begin a two year celebration of the Catholic Church in Decatur. Following the Mass will be a dedication of the restored statue of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which was removed from the 1875 brick church before its demolition. Everyone is invited to join this celebration. After the dedication parishioners may pick up the shirts, totes, license plates, and Church Directory they ordered. On October 1, 1836, town proprietors, Samuel Rugg, and his friend, Thomas Johnson, went to the Adams County Recorder’s Office to register four lots as gifts to four religious congregations to build churches. Fortunately St. Mary Parish was one of those congregations. Between 1836 and 1838 12 pioneering Catholic families had settled in Decatur and requested that a priest come to offer a Mass for them. In the spring on 1838 Rev. Louis Mueller, Pastor of St. Augustine Parish, now the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, made his first visit to Decatur and gave Mass at the home of George Fettich where the Century Link now stands. From that spring until November 1840, St. Mary Parish was known as the Decatur Catholic Mission. Last year St. Mary Parish established a planning committee to choose activities for the next two years to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the 1838 Mass, the Decatur Catholic Mission, and the founding of St. Mary Parish. Some monthly activities will repeat historic occasions while others will encourage prayer and participation. Follow activities and photos online at http:// st-marys-175#. With the help of Adam Miller, the 175th Anniversary Committee has obtained the copyright to the 1980 and 1990 history books written by Lawrence Beckmeyer. Now that St. Mary owns this research, Max Miller is combining the information into a 175th Anniversary Edition, Volume 1, which will be on sale The committee is writing a parish history since 1990 which will include pictures that have been contributed by parishioners. This 175th Anniversary Edition Volume 2 will be available in September 2015. Each month a prayer card with a picture from the church building on the front and a prayer on the back will be distributed. The Project Posey chairpersons, Ann Callow and Sis Kintz, chair a group working to install a Mary Garden where for prayer and meditation. It will be the first parish Marian garden in Indiana. In October T-shirts, tote bags, and license plates – designed by Tim Faurote – will be on sale, allowing parishioners to show neighbors and friends what St. Mary is celebrating. Those 12 pioneering Catholic families left their foot prints of faith on this celebration and challenge today’s families to continue growing their faith and parish by loving and serving Christ and others.
THURSDAY, August 8: Optimist Club, 7 a.m., Adams Memorial Hospital, Decatur Room. Senior Citizens play cards, 1 p.m., Riverside Center.
NOTHING SMALL ABOUT IT ... The Decatur Flea Market, sponsored by the Adams County Coin Club, has been in existence for 41 years, according to Carla Mattingly of Decatur. Mattingly recently took some photos of area residents as they browsed the many wares offered by vendors. (Photos provided)
SUPER SALADS ... The First Presbyterian Church at Five Points recently held a Summer Salad Sensation day, with half the funds raised going to the Presbyterian Daycare program. Judy Mettler (right) presented the check to new daycare director Marge Harvey. Beginning this fall students will receive music class from teacher Mary Witte and art class from teacher Carole Macklin. Open enrollment is now underway. (Photo submitted)
Fundraiser set for local third grader battling cancer for third time
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Woman’s Vacation Hurts Best Friend’s Feelings
DEAR HARRIETTE: I broke out in a terrible rash recently, and when I went to the doctor he said that it was probably triggered by nerves. He used technical language, but he said it probably started because I have been under a tremendous amount of emotional stress, and often that can wreak havoc on the body. He gave me a prescription to ease the discomfort, but he told me that in order to really keep it in check I have to reduce my stress levels. Otherwise, he said he would have to put me on meds to calm me down. I definitely don’t want to do that. It is true that this has been a rough period: One of my best friends recently passed away, it has been crazy at work and I suspect that my boyfriend is cheating on me. I could go on and on, but when I think about it my skin starts to itch. How can I change my thinking? I want to be able to handle my problems without drugs. -- Overwhelmed, Los Angeles D E A R OVERWHELMED: It would be great for you to take a relaxation class like yoga, meditation or Pilates, something that engages your body and eases your mind. One by one, review each issue in your life and face it. Be in touch with others who are mourning the loss of your friend. Don’t grieve alone. Assess your work issues individually, and figure out what you can do to make things better. Sometimes small actions yield big results. If your boyfriend is not treating you right, let him go. Get professional help to support you through this rough period. DEAR HARRIETTE: I just learned that a couple I really like a lot is getting divorced, and it sounds like the terms are ugly. A custody battle is underway, and all kinds of allegations are being hurled this way and that about each of them. I feel so bad for the wife, a longtime friend, because she feels powerless in this and is very concerned that she could lose her children. She is devastated. I am no lawyer, but I’m wondering what I can do to support her. -- Battle-Worn, Syracuse, N.Y. DEAR BATTLE-WORN: Be a great listener. When your friend brings up points that sound like they need to be discussed with her attorney, remind her to speak to him/her right away. It is likely that there is a court-appointed psychologist who is speaking to both of them about their states of mind. She may want to have a separate therapist who can help her to process her thinking and help her to access an inner source of strength. If your friend is a woman of faith, now is the time to be prayerful. It would be great for her to remember the good times with her children and recount positive experiences she has had with them that illustrate her parenting skills. Gently talk to your friend about being strong. As tough as it may be at a time like this, her best chances at winning custody of her children may come from her presenting herself as a sober, solid, clear-thinking, loving mother.
by Harriette Cole
STRONGER THAN SUPERMAN ... Beth Ann Fawcett walks with her daughter, Ebony, during the 2012 Relay for Life held at the Adams Central football stadium. A fundraising car wash will be held this Saturday to help raise funds for Ebony’s medica; care. The third grader is battling cancer for the third time. (Photo by Jannaya Andrews)
A fundraising car wash will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, August 10, at Advanced Auto parking lot for third grader Ebony Fawcett. Ebony is battling neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer, for the third time. All proceeds from the event will go to Ebony and her mom, Beth Ann Fawcett, to help with expenses.
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Shooting linked to feud with town
A man feuding with township officials in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains over living conditions at his ramshackle, trash-filled property killed three people at a municipal meeting — including at least one town official — in a rampage that blew holes through the walls and sent people crawling for cover, authorities said. The gunman, identified as 59-year-old Rockne Newell, randomly fired shots Monday night as he barged into the meeting, authorities said. He left long enough to get another weapon from his car and continued firing upon returning until he was tackled by at least one person and shot with his own gun, police and witnesses said. The shooting, which injured at least two other people, happened during Ross Township’s monthly meeting, Monroe County emergency management director Guy Miller said. State police said 15 to 18 people were at the building, a short drive from Newell’s property, when the gunfire erupted. Two people died at the scene, and a third person died after being flown to a hospital. —The Associated Press
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he is expected to deliver an opening statement, to question witnesses and possibly present his own evidence. On the witness stand will be many of the more than 30 people who were wounded, plus dozens of others who were inside the post’s Soldier Readiness Processing Center, where service members went to prepare for deployment. Hasan has never denied carrying out the attack, and the facts of the case are mostly settled. The defendant, who was shot in the back by officers responding to the attack, is now paralyzed from the waist down and confined to a wheelchair. He requires 15- to 20-minute stretching breaks about every four hours, and has to lift himself off his wheelchair for about a minute every half hour to avoid developing sores. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jeff Bezos, the Amazon. com founder who helped bring books into the digital age, is going after another pillar of ‘‘old media’’: The Washington Post. Bezos, 49, struck a deal announced Monday to buy the venerable Washington broadsheet and other newspapers for $250 million. It was a startling demonstration of how the Internet has created winners and losers and transformed the media landscape. Bezos pioneered online shopping, first by selling books out of his Seattle garage in 1995, then with just about everything else. In doing so, he has amassed a $25 billion personal fortune, based on the most recent estimates by Forbes magazine. Meanwhile The Washington Post, like most newspapers, has been losing readers and advertisers to the Internet while watching its value plummet.
French lawmakers have swung into action to protect their cuisine, which the government officially considers a matter of national pride — even to the point of persuading UNESCO in 2010 to put French cuisine on its World Heritage List.
GOP wants Clinton programs out
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican National Committee charged Monday that NBC and CNN are promoting a potential presidential candidacy by Hillary Rodham Clinton, threatening to blackball them from future GOP primary debates if they air upcoming programs on the former secretary of state. RNC chairman Reince Priebus called a planned NBC miniseries on Clinton and a CNN documentary on the first lady an ‘‘extended commercial’’ for a future Clinton presidential campaign. In separate letters to the networks, he urged them to cancel ‘‘this political ad masquerading as an unbiased production.’’ Clinton has not yet said whether she’ll run for president again in 2016 but her future remains the subject of wide speculation in political circles.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Tuesday ordered non-essential personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Yemen to leave the country following the threat by al-Qaida that has triggered temporary shutdowns of 19 American diplomatic posts across the Middle East and Africa. The department said in a travel warning that it had ordered the departure of non-emergency U.S. government personnel from Yemen ‘‘due to the continued potential for terrorist attacks’’ and said U.S. citizens in Yemen should leave immediately because of an ‘‘extremely high’’ security threat level. ‘‘As staff levels at the Embassy are restricted, our ability to assist U.S. citizens in an emergency and provide routine consular services remains limited and may be further constrained by the fluid security situation,’’ the travel warning said. The U.S. Embassy Fast food now No. 1 in France is located in Sanaa, the capital of Yemen. PARIS (AP) — The country that gave us the words restaurant, bistro and cuisine is changing how it eats. Fort Hood suspect’s trial begins FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — After years of delays, For the first time in France, fast food overtook the trial of the man who carried out the Fort Hood traditional restaurant receipts as the economic crisis shooting seems likely to unfold as a faceoff between deepened, and the share of people who pack a lunch for work is rising faster by the year. Meanwhile, lurid the gunman and his victims. Starting today, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan will rep- reports of the increasing number of traditional resresent himself at a court-martial charging him with taurants resorting to frozen pre-packaged meals to murder and attempted murder for the 2009 attack hold down their prices have shaken France’s sense that left 13 people dead. Over the next several weeks, of culinary identity.
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King tests presidential waters
WOLFEBORO, N.H. (AP) — New York Rep. Peter King acknowledges he’d have a double motive as a presidential candidate — winning the White House and stopping what he calls a dangerous shift in the GOP toward an isolationist foreign policy, perhaps the more achievable of the two objectives. Largely unknown to most Americans, King has used his post as chairman of the House Homeland Security counterterrorism and intelligence subcommittee to become one of the Obama administration’s chief critics on international affairs.
Penney hires mac & cheese guy
NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney Co. has hired an executive from the mac-and-cheese world to reconnect with its middle-income shoppers. The beleaguered department store on Monday named Kraft Foods Inc. executive Debra Berman as senior vice president of marketing to help revitalize the struggling brand, filling a void in the company that remained for 14 months. Penney is trying to win back customers who fled during a transformation plan spearheaded by the chain’s former CEO, Ron Johnson, that backfired and led to massive losses and sales declines. Berman, 45, who has worked for Kraft since 2009, served as vice president for marketing strategy and directed global brand strategy.
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prohibited performanceenhancing substances, including testosterone and human growth hormone over the course of multiple years.’’ His punishment under the labor contract was ‘‘for attempting to cover up his violations of the program by engaging in a course of conduct intended to obstruct and frustrate the office of the commissioner’s investigation.’’ Rodriguez admitted four years ago that he used PEDs while with Texas from 2001-03, but has repeatedly denied using them since. Sidelined since hip surgery in January, Rodriguez was due to rejoin the Yankees five hours after the suspension, in a series opener at the Chicago White Sox. He was scheduled to play third base and bat fourth. ‘‘I am disappointed with the penalty and intend to appeal and fight this through the process. I am eager to get back on the field and be with my teammates in Chicago tonight,’’ Rodriguez said in a statement. The suspensions are thought to be the most at once for off-the-field conduct since 1921, when Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis banned eight Chicago White Sox players for life for throwing the 1919 World Series against Cincinnati. As for the modernday All-Stars, Cruz, an outfielder, leads Texas in RBIs and Peralta has been a top hitter and slick-fielding shortstop for Detroit, a pair of teams in the midst of pennant races. They will be eligible to return for the postseason. Others agreeing to 50-game bans included Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli and outfielder Fernando Martinez; Philadelphia pitcher Antonio Bastardo; Seattle catcher Jesus Montero; New York Mets infielder Jordany Valdespin and outfielder Cesar Puello; Houston pitcher Sergio Escalona; and free agent pitchers Fautino De Los Santos and Jordan Norberto. While the players’ association has fought many drug penalties over the past three decades, attitudes of its membership have changed.
By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez was suspended through 2014 and All-Stars Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta and Everth Cabrera were banned 50 games apiece Monday when Major League Baseball disciplined 13 players in a drug case — the most sweeping punishment since the Black Sox scandal nearly a century ago. R yan Braun’s 65-game suspension last month and previous penalties bring to 18 the total number of players sanctioned for their relationship to Biogenesis of America, a closed antiaging clinic in Florida accused of distributing banned performingenhancing drugs. The harshest penalty was reserved for Rodriguez, the New York Yankees slugger, a threetime Most Valuable Player and baseball’s highestpaid star. He said he will appeal his suspension, which covers 211 games, by Thursday’s deadline. And since arbitrator Fredric Horowitz isn’t expected to rule until November or December at the earliest, Rodriguez was free to make his season debut Monday night and play the rest of this season. The other 12 players agreed to their 50-game penalties before they were announced, giving them a chance to return for the playoffs. MLB said A-Rod’s drug penalty was for ‘‘his use and possession of numerous forms of
Harnish gets his reps for Colts
HUSTLE TIME—Bellmont head football coach Larry Getts (center) observes a conditioning drill led by veteran assistant coach Marty Ballard (right) during the first official day of practice at Monday. Bellmont opens August 23 at Woodlan. (Photo by Jim Hopkins)
The Adams Central football mother’s club will hold its annual chicken barbecue on Saturday, August 17 from 4-7 p.m. in the AC cafetorium. Dine-in or carry out meals will be available. The meal will consist of one half of a Nelson’s chicken, baked beans, choice of slaw, applesauce, or potato salad, roll, dessert and a drink. The cost is $8 per meal. Tickets can be purchased from any Adams Central football player, cheerleader, or manager, or by calling Pam Agler at 228-0298. There will be a limited number of tickets available at the door. In addition to the barbecue, at 5:30 p.m., the mother’s club will hold its annual worker auction. All junior and senior football players, managers, and all cheerleaders will be auctioned to the highest bidder for four hours of labor. All proceeds go to the football and cheerleader’s mothers club funds.
AC chicken barbecue slated
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By Dylan Malone include men, women, and couples. The cost of the event will be $25 per person (this does not include green fees and cart). There will also be $20 per team for skins play on the course but this will be optional. The first place team will win $100 and there will be refreshments at Adams Post #43 following the event. There will also be a longest drive contest off of hole six with a $20 prize for a man and a woman as well as a $20 prize for a closest to the pin on hole three. All proceeds go to the American Legion. For more information, contact Bob Hoffman at 7289582.
"It was up and down. Some plays I made, some throws weren't just where I wanted them," described Indianapolis Colts' third string quarter, Chandler Harnish Sunday after the Colts workout at Anderson College. Harnish was sitting in the bleachers, signing autographs for any and all who wanted them. The former Norwell and Northern Illinois standout quarterback appreciates where he is and is glad to accommodate the fans. Harnish looked sharp in drills and did well in the scrimmage, at one point taking a bouncing snap and avoiding the defense for a first down gain. "At least I didn't have any picks. And when you get to the film room, things never look as good as you think they will, and the bad plays don't look quite so bad," he noted. Harnish took his turn, along with standout QB Andrew Luck and recently acquired Matt Hasselbeck. All did fairly well, though there were a few interceptions, but not from the arm of Harnish. The Colts had the big turnaround year in 2012 with the top pick, Andrew Luck. The Colts and their fans are obviously hoping for more of the same this year. Those close to the team note that Hasselbeck, the veteran QB who recently played at Tennessee, gets along well with the two young quarterbacks and enjoys his role as a mentor and back-up. Harnish recently put on a football camp for youngsters at Norwell. This week, he's hosting the Norwell football team in a post-practice cookout. Chandler definitely knows where he came from. Prep Practice Begins Monday was the first official day of practice for football and most other Indiana High School sports. Bellmont coach Larry Getts reported that he had "around 60" out for the first day. "But it's a really nice day," added Getts. There were approximately 20 freshman reporting, which puts the BHS varsity at about 40. Adams Central coach Michael Mosser also reported approximately 40 out for his varsity. I wasn't able to connect with new South Adams coach Rick Burkhalter, for former Bellmont head coach who took the place of Jason Arnold, now the athletic director at South Adams. However, South Adams was also expecting a turnout similar to the 40 that reported to Bellmont and Adams Central. In both of the BHS practices, players reported in shoulder pads, helmets and shorts, and were doing non-contact drills. Because of the early start of school and the late start of practices, most schools will have only one week of two-a-day drills. Eventually, two-a-day practices will be a thing of the past. Too bad! They were so much fun! With the first game not until Aug. 23 this year, there should be time to get the teams ready. Getts was interviewed by Channel 21 sportscaster Dean Pantazi, who wanted some names. He pressed for a starting quarterback. Getts, who finally gave Pantazi the names of his co-captains and key returners, wasn't about to name starters. "We're going to do a lot of different things and we'll use different quarterbacks. There are five or six guys I have in mind. We're sure not ready to give any names," Getts told me. Getts did say that he didn't have a whole lot of starters returning on offense or defense.
Adams Central has released the prices for their all-sport passes for this year, a necessity for any student grades 6-12 who are participating in a sport. For students and athletes, the all-sport passes will cost $25, while the price will be $42 for an adult, $25 for senior citizens over 60, and $20 for elementary grades. Single admission prices will be $5 for all varsity events, $3 for the JV and freshman, and also $3 for middle school events. Starting August 13 and beyond, the passes will be sold from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the office and also at the varsity football scrimmage August 16 at 7:00 p.m.
All-sport passes priced at AC
Fall baseball league organizes
Legion sets golf outing
The American Legion Post #43 will host a Florida Scramble style golf outing on Sunday, August 11 at Cross Creek Golf Course. Tee times will start at 8 a.m. for the event which will feature nine holes with foursomes that can
For Decatur Baseball Association who just completed their Pee Wee Reese (11- and 12-yearolds), there will be an opportunity to play in a fall instructional baseball league. The Bi-County Fall Baseball League, which will have teams from four area leagues, is slated to start Aug. 18. Games will be played Sunday afternoons, likely at 2 p.m. All players on the roster will bat with coaches able to substitute freely during the game in the defensive positions. Pitchers will be allowed three innings per game. Base paths will be 70 feet and the pitching distance 50 feet. There will be leadoffs and steals. Registration fee will be $15. Games are slated for six weeks, with no games on Labor Day weekend. Those interested should contact DBA President Jim Hopkins at 223-1947, or at jnmhopkins@
Though Alex Rodrigues will probably play the rest of the year for the New York Yankees, there are a bunch of guys who will be out for the rest of the regular season after Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig announced his suspended list Monday. It’s about time. Of course, Selig didn’t catch these guys cheating, he ran into a list of players who used a clinic in Florida. Somehow, the cheaters are still ahead of the testing. Surprise! But Rodriguez, who admitted he took steroids while at Texas over 10 years ago, is the guy Selig wants to get, and his suspension was 211 games. Look for an arbitrator to knock that down to about a season. Selig is worried about his legacy, which is a lot of looking the other way for about 15 years. He wants to attempt to clean up the game. That’s the right approach, he just needs better weapons. What these cheaters have done tears at the integrity of the game. If they want to stop it, all they have to do is take the money away. The players may not go for that.
MLB Finally Gets It Right
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Avila’s homer beats DDD S PORTS S COREBOARD Tribe, lifts Tigers to 9th straight win
Monday’s Sports Transactions
CLEVELAND (AP) — There was no whining, no finger-pointing, no excuses. On a day when they suffered a major loss before the game, the Detroit Tigers could have given in. Instead, they came together. Like champions. Alex Avila’s three-run homer in the ninth inning off closer Chris Perez rallied the Tigers to their ninth straight win, 4-2 on Monday night over the Cleveland Indians. A few hours earlier, the Tigers had learned they would be without AllStar shortstop Jhonny Peralta for 50 games after he was suspended by Major League Baseball for his association with Biogenesis of America, a Florida anti-aging clinic accused of distributing banned performanceenhancing drugs. Detroit was three outs away from having its lead in the AL Central cut to two games by the secondplace Indians before the comeback against Perez (4-2), who had converted 11 consecutive save opportunities. ‘‘It feels good after all the stuff that happened before the game,’’ center fielder Torii Hunter said. ‘‘We went out there and battled. We kept our focus and were professionals about it. We did what we’re capable of doing.’’ After Victor Martinez’s RBI single made it 2-1, Perez walked Andy Dirks before Avila drove a 1-0 pitch over the wall in left-center for his ninth homer, stunning a Cleveland crowd ready to celebrate the team’s biggest win this season. Manager Terry Francona had no choice but to relieve the controversial Perez, who sullenly walked to the dugout after not retiring a batter and heard only boos from Indians fans. Perez did not stick around after the game, leaving before he could be interviewed by reporters. Al Alburquerque (2-2) got one in the eighth and Joaquin Benoit worked the ninth for his 13th save as the Tigers opened a little more distance over the Indians. ‘‘It was a terrific game,’’ Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. ‘‘We were fortunate enough to get a good closer. You don’t get him very often, but tonight we did.’’ Detroit starter Anibal Sanchez struck out 11 in 7 2-3 innings, and was in line to take a tough loss before the Tigers stormed back for their 13th win in 14 games. It was a demoralizing setback for the Indians, who fell to 3-10 against the Tigers this season and had their home winning streak stopped at 11. ‘‘We gotta win those games,’’ Indians center fielder Michael Bourn said. ‘‘That’s how I see it. That’s a tough team over there, granted. But that’s a swing game. That’s the top of the division. If we want to be at the top, we’ve got to be able to knock them out.’’ Cleveland’s Corey Kluber had blanked Detroit’s big bats for 7 1-3 innings and set the tone in a crucial fourgame series before the Indians’ problematic bullpen blew it. The Tigers’ rally started innocently enough with Price Fielder blooping a double into the leftfield corner that Martinez followed with a single, cutting Cleveland’s lead to 2-1. Pinch runner
Hernan Perez came in for Martinez and Perez walked Dirks, setting the stage for Avila’s big swing. When Avila reached Detroit’s dugout, as he was swarmed over by his teammates as the Tigers won for the ninth time in 10 games against their division rival. ‘‘It feels exactly how you think it would feel,’’ Avila said. ‘‘It feels good.’’ Kluber limited the Tigers to six singles and got some excellent defense, but the Indians couldn’t close out a game that was within their grasp. The right-hander settled in after a somewhat shaky start and held the AL’s top hitting team in check. Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera, back in the lineup after missing a few games with hip and abdominal problems, went 1 for 4 — he was walked intentionally in the ninth — and labored noticeably any time he tried to run. While Peralta’s teammates were willing to address his suspension and offered their support, Leyland wanted to talk only about baseball before the game. As he brewed a fresh cup of coffee in his office, Leyland answered a few questions, ending each response with ‘‘next question’’ before he abruptly ended the session when a reporter asked if he had any comment about Peralta. ‘‘See you guys, see ya later,’’ Leyland said, gesturing toward the door. ‘‘You were told I wasn’t going to comment on that. See ya.’’ The mood was slightly different on Cleveland’s side of Progressive Field as Francona reported that he had spoken by phone to Commissioner Bud Selig to offer his support on the Biogenesis scandal that rocked the majors. After the game, Francona said this was a tough loss to take. ‘‘It hurt, but we’ll show up tomorrow,’’ Francona said. ‘‘We certainly need to be resilient and we’ve shown that before. If we allow it to get in the way then we’re not the team I thought we were.’’ White Sox 8, Yanks 1 CHICAGO (AP) — Alex Rodriguez got hit with a long suspension, then made his return to the lineup. Derek Jeter got shut down, at least for a little while. And if that wasn’t enough, the Yankees somehow managed to get blown out by a team that had dropped 10 in a row. Otherwise, it was just another day at the ballpark. Alex Rios Drove in four runs, Alexei Ramirez added four hits and the Chicago White Sox stopped their skid with an 8-1 victory over New York on Monday night. ‘‘I think they hit the ball in the right spots tonight and swung the bats pretty well,’’ Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. As for A-Rod? ‘‘I thought he looked OK,’’ Girardi said. ‘‘I thought his swings looked pretty good tonight. That’s about all I can say. I thought he looked OK.’’ Rodriguez, who was booed and taunted all night, blooped a single in his season debut, hours after he was suspended through 2014 by Major League Baseball.
By The Associated Press BASEBALL Major League Baseball MLB—Suspended New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez for 211 games from Aug. 8 through the remainder of the 2013 season and for the 2014 season for violations of the major league Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program and the Basic Agreement. Suspended Philadelphia LHP Antonio Bastardo, San Diego SS Everth Cabrera, New York Yankees C Francisco Cervelli, Texas OF Nelson Cruz, San Diego RHP Fautino De Los Santos (San Antonio-Texas), Houston LHP Sergio Escalona (Corpus Christi-Texas), New York Yankees OF Fernando Martinez (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre-IL), Seattle C Jesus Montero (on option toTacomaPCL), free agent LHP Jordan Norberto, Detroit SS Jhonny Peralta, New York Mets OF Cesar Puello (on option to Binghamton-Eastern) and New York Mets INF Jordany Valdespin (on option to Las Vegas-PCL), 50 games each for violations of the major league Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Suspended Milwaukee minor league LHP William West (Arizona Brewers) 50 games after a second violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program for a drug of abuse. American League BOSTON RED SOX—Placed OF Daniel Nava on the paternity leave list. Recalled RHP Brandon Workman from Pawtucket (IL). LOS ANGELES ANGELS—Released RHP Ryan Madson. NEW YORK YANKEES—Placed SS Derek Jeter on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 3. Recalled INF Dave Adams from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Designated INF Brent Lillibridge for assignment. Activated 3B Alex Rodriguez from the 60-day DL. TEXAS RANGERS—Selected the contract of OF Joey Butler from Round Rock (PCL). Recalled OF Engel Beltre from Round Rock. Designated INF Adam Rosales for assignment. National League CHICAGO CUBS—Claimed OF Thomas Neal off waivers from the New York Yankees. Transferred RHP Rafael Dolis to the 60-day DL. LOS ANGELES DODGERS— Recalled SS Dee Gordon from Albuquerque (PCL). Optioned RHP Stephen Fife to Albuquerque. South Atlantic League KANNAPOLIS INTIMIDATORS— Added OF Adam Heisler to the roster from Winston-Salem (Carolina). Atlantic League LONG ISLAND DUCKS—Sold the contract of LHP Dontrelle Willis to Los Angeles (AL). Frontier League EVANSVILLE OTTERS—Released RHP Caleb Cuevas and RHP Michael Hepple. FRONTIER GREYS—Released LHP Dillon Wilson. SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS—Sold the contract of RHP Edwin Carl to Los Angeles (NL). BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA—Suspended Portland G Terrel Harris five regular-season games for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA anti-drug program. DETROIT PISTONS—Signed G Peyton Siva. MIAMI HEAT—Named John Vidalin executive vice president and chief revenue officer. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS—Resigned OL Matt Stankiewitch and LS Mike Zupancic. FOOTBALL National Football League DETROIT LIONS—Signed DB Brandon King. Released LB Alex Elkins and WR Devin Thomas. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS—Placed LB Monte Simmons on waivers. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS—Waived WR Taylor Price and G Stephane Milhim. NEW YORK JETS—Released WR Marcus Davis with an injury settlement. OAKLAND RAIDERS—Signed DL Ryan Baker. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS—Signed LB Jerrell Harris. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL—Announced the sale of the Phoenix Coyotes to a group headed by George Gosbee and Anthony LeBlanc was approved by the League’s Board of Governors - terminating
League ownership of the club. BUFFALO SABRES—Signed F Jamie Tardif to a one-year contract. FLORIDA PANTHERS—Agreed to terms with C Steve Pinizzotto on a oneyear contract. ECHL IDAHO STEELHEADS—Agreed to terms with D Connor Goggin and D Dalton Reum. SOCCER Major League Soccer LA GALAXY—Signed G Jaime Penedo. COLLEGE SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE— Named William B. Jones communications assistant. CASTLETON—Named Steve Moffat men’s ice hockey coach. EMORY & HENRY—Named Tommy Forrester softball coach. GOUCHER—Named Katie Fost assistant field hockey coach, Sean Peckham men’s assistant soccer coach, Kelly Grant women’s assistant soccer coach and Alycia Woodruff assistant cross country coach. HIGH POINT—Named Bethany Hansberger, Abbey Russell and Chip Wintringham assistant trainers. HOBART—Named Peet Poillon assistant lacrosse coach. HOFSTRA—Named Linda Cimino women’s assistant basketball coach. HOLY CROSS—Named Matt Raquet women’s assistant basketball coach. IOWA—Announced redshirt freshman WR Cameron Wilson and senior lineman Drew Clark have left the program. LEES-MCRAE—Named Brittany Downs women’s assistant soccer coach. LSU—Reinstated RB Jeremy Hill to the football team. NEW MEXICO—Named Jonathan Glavan assistant volleyball coach. OLD DOMINION—Named Andy Crabtree golf coach. SAINT PETER’S—Named Matt Henry men’s assistant basketball coach. ST. JOHN’S (NY)—Named Jim Whitesell men’s assistant basketball coach. Announced men’s assistant basketball coach Darrick Martin will become director of men’s basketball operations. TCU—Announced LB Joel Hasley has quit the football team. UNC WILMINGTON—Named Matt Williams pitching coach.
San Diego 52 60 .464 10 1/2 Colorado 52 61 .460 11 San Francisco 50 61 .450 12 Monday’s Games Atlanta 3, Washington 2 L.A. Dodgers 3, St. Louis 2 San Francisco 4, Milwaukee 2 Tuesday’s Games Atlanta (Teheran 8-5) at Washington (G.Gonzalez 7-4), 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (E.Jackson 7-11) at Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 9-8), 7:05 p.m. Miami (H.Alvarez 2-1) at Pittsburgh (Locke 9-3), 7:05 p.m. Colorado (Chatwood 7-4) at N.Y. Mets (Mejia 1-1), 7:10 p.m. Oakland (Straily 6-5) at Cincinnati (Latos 10-3), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 10-6) at St. Louis (J.Kelly 2-3), 8:15 p.m. Tampa Bay (Hellickson 10-4) at Arizona (Miley 8-8), 9:40 p.m. Baltimore (B.Norris 7-9) at San Diego (Volquez 8-8), 10:10 p.m. Milwaukee (W.Peralta 7-11) at San Francisco (M.Cain 7-6), 10:15 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Oakland (Colon 14-3) at Cincinnati (H.Bailey 6-10), 12:35 p.m. Baltimore (Mig.Gonzalez 8-5) at San Diego (Stults 8-10), 3:40 p.m. Atlanta (Medlen 8-10) at Washington (Zimmermann 13-6), 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 7-8) at Philadelphia (Hamels 4-13), 7:05 p.m. Miami (Koehler 3-6) at Pittsburgh (Morton 3-3), 7:05 p.m. Colorado (Bettis 0-1) at N.Y. Mets (Harvey 8-3), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Nolasco 7-9) at St. Louis (S.Miller 11-7), 8:15 p.m. Tampa Bay (Archer 6-4) at Arizona (Spruill 0-1), 9:40 p.m. Milwaukee (Gorzelanny 2-4) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 11-6), 10:15 p.m.
Midwest League
Eastern Division
W BowL Green(Rays) 27 Great Lakes 26 x-S. Bend(Dbacks) 26 Dayton (Reds) 24 W Michigan(Tigers) 21 Lake County(Ind) 20 Lansing (BlueJays) 17 Fort Wayne(Padres)16 Western Division W Cedar Rapids(Twns)27 Quad Cities(Astros) 26 x-Beloit (Athletics) 22 Peoria (Cardinals) 22 Clinton (Mariners) 21 Wisconsin (Brewrs) 18 Burlington (Angels) 17 Kane County(Cubs) 14
L Pct. GB 17 .614 — 17 .605 1/2 18 .591 1 20 .545 3 20 .512 4 1/2 23 .465 6 1/2 27 .386 10 27.37210 1/2 L Pct. GB 16 .628 — 16 .619 1/2 21 .512 5 21 .512 5 22 .488 6 25 .419 9 26 .395 10 28.33312 1/2
East Division W L Pct GB Boston 68 46 .596 — Tampa Bay 66 45 .595 1/2 Baltimore 61 51 .545 6 New York 57 54 .514 9 1/2 Toronto 52 60 .464 15 Central Division W L Pct GB Detroit 65 45 .591 — Cleveland 62 50 .554 4 Kansas City 57 52 .523 7 1/2 Minnesota 48 61 .440 16 1/2 Chicago 41 69 .373 24 West Division W L Pct GB Oakland 64 47 .577 — Texas 63 50 .558 2 Seattle 52 60 .464 12 1/2 Los Angeles 51 60 .459 13 Houston 37 74 .333 27 Monday’s Games Detroit 4, Cleveland 2 Houston 2, Boston 0 Kansas City 13, Minnesota 0 Chicago W. Sox 8, N.Y. Yankees 1 Texas 5, L.A. Angels 2 Toronto 3, Seattle 1 Tuesday’s Games Detroit (Verlander 11-8) at Cleveland (Masterson 13-7), 7:05 p.m. Oakland (Straily 6-5) at Cincinnati (Latos 10-3), 7:10 p.m. Boston (S.Wright 2-0) at Houston (Lyles 4-5), 8:10 p.m. Minnesota (Albers 0-0) at Kansas City (Shields 6-7), 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 10-6) at Chicago White Sox (Sale 6-11), 8:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Hellickson 10-4) at Arizona (Miley 8-8), 9:40 p.m. Texas (Darvish 10-5) at L.A. Angels (Richards 3-4), 10:05 p.m. Baltimore (B.Norris 7-9) at San Diego (Volquez 8-8), 10:10 p.m. Toronto (Jo.Johnson 1-8) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 11-4), 10:10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Oakland (Colon 14-3) at Cincinnati (H.Bailey 6-10), 12:35 p.m. Baltimore (Mig.Gonzalez 8-5) at San Diego (Stults 8-10), 3:40 p.m. Toronto (Happ 2-2) at Seattle (Harang 5-10), 3:40 p.m. Detroit (Fister 10-5) at Cleveland (Salazar 1-0), 7:05 p.m. Boston (Dempster 6-8) at Houston (Cosart 1-0), 8:10 p.m. Minnesota (Deduno 7-4) at Kansas City (W.Davis 5-9), 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 9-10) at Chicago White Sox (H.Santiago 3-7), 8:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Archer 6-4) at Arizona (Spruill 0-1), 9:40 p.m. Texas (Ogando 4-3) at L.A. Angels (Hanson 4-2), 10:05 p.m.
x-clinched first half ——— Monday’s Games Lake County 11, Great Lakes 4 Dayton 5, West Michigan 4, 13 innings Fort Wayne 2, Lansing 0 Quad Cities 6, Cedar Rapids 2 Peoria 9, Burlington 8 Clinton 12, Kane County 4 South Bend 8, Bowling Green 7, 15 innings Wisconsin 6, Beloit 5 Tuesday’s Games Great Lakes at Lake County, 1 p.m. Beloit at Wisconsin, 1:05 p.m. Dayton at West Michigan, 7 p.m. Lansing at Fort Wayne, 7:05 p.m. Quad Cities at Cedar Rapids, 7:35 Burlington at Peoria, 8 p.m. Kane County at Clinton, 8 p.m. South Bend at Bowling Green, 8:05 Wednesday’s Games Lake County at Dayton, 7 p.m. West Michigan at Lansing, 7:05 Fort Wayne at South Bend, 7:05 Burlington at Kane County, 7:30 Wisconsin at Peoria, 8 p.m. Cedar Rapids at Beloit, 8 p.m. Clinton at Quad Cities, 8 p.m. Great Lakes at Bowling Green, 8:05
IndyCar Points Leaders
By The Associated Press Through Aug. 4 1. Helio Castroneves, 453. 2. Scott Dixon, 422. 3. Ryan Hunter-Reay, 388. 4. Marco Andretti, 377. 5. Simon Pagenaud, 350. 6. Dario Franchitti, 342. 7. James Hinchcliffe, 325. 8. Charlie Kimball, 325. 9. Justin Wilson, 320. 10. Tony Kanaan, 313. 11. Will Power, 305. 12. E.J. Viso, 271. 13. Takuma Sato, 265. 14. Ed Carpenter, 250. 15. Josef Newgarden, 245. 16. Sebastien Bourdais, 241. 17. Graham Rahal, 233. 18. James Jakes, 232. 19. Simona de Silvestro, 226. 20. Tristan Vautier, 192. 21. Oriol Servia, 167. 22. Alex Tagliani, 163. 23. Sebastian Saavedra, 163. 24. Mike Conway, 149. 25. Ryan Briscoe, 87. 26. J.R. Hildebrand, 79. 27. Ana Beatriz, 72. 28. Carlos Munoz, 67. 29. A J Allmendinger, 65. 30. Pippa Mann, 29. 31. James Davison, 15. 32. Luca Filippi, 14. 33. Conor Daly, 11. 34. Townsend Bell, 10. 35. Katherine Legge, 8. 36. Buddy Lazier, 8.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Leaders
By The Associated Press Through Aug. 4 Points 1, Jimmie Johnson, 772. 2, Clint Bowyer, 695. 3, Carl Edwards, 688. 4, Kevin Harvick, 675. 5, Dale Earnhardt Jr., 656. 6, Kyle Busch, 646. 7, Matt Kenseth, 638. 8, Kasey Kahne, 612. 9, Jeff Gordon, 602. 10, Greg Biffle, 599. 11, Tony Stewart, 594. 12, Brad Keselowski, 592. 13, Kurt Busch, 588. 14, Martin Truex Jr., 584. 15, Ryan Newman, 575. 16, Jamie McMurray, 566. 17, Joey Logano, 561. 18, Aric Almirola, 554. 19, Paul Menard, 532. 20, Jeff Burton, 507. Money 1, Jimmie Johnson, $6,318,680. 2, Kyle Busch, $4,282,965. 3, Matt Kenseth, $4,156,286. 4, Kevin Harvick, $4,009,848. 5, Brad Keselowski, $3,988,275. 6, Dale Earnhardt Jr., $3,753,333. 7, Carl Edwards, $3,718,294. 8, Tony Stewart, $3,710,624. 9, Jeff Gordon, $3,609,344. 10, Ryan Newman, $3,591,391. 11, Clint Bowyer, $3,470,301. 12, Kasey Kahne, $3,451,583. 13, Martin Truex Jr., $3,435,664. 14, Joey Logano, $3,382,567. 15, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., $3,306,189. 16, Greg Biffle, $3,196,999. 17, Aric Almirola, $3,150,492. 18, Kurt Busch, $3,139,628. 19, Jamie McMurray, $3,022,643. 20, Juan Pablo Montoya, $2,971,483.
Sunday’s Game Dallas 24, Miami 20 Thursday, Aug. 8 Baltimore at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Tennessee, 8 p.m. Cincinnati at Atlanta, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Cleveland, 8 p.m. Denver at San Francisco, 9 p.m. Seattle at San Diego, 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9 N.Y. Jets at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Miami at Jacksonville, 7:30 p.m. New England at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Houston at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Kansas City at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Arizona at Green Bay, 8 p.m. Chicago at Carolina, 8 p.m. Dallas at Oakland, 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 N.Y. Giants at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11 Buffalo at Indianapolis, 1:30 p.m.
East Division W Atlanta 68 Washington 54 Philadelphia 50 New York 49 Miami 43 Central Division W Pittsburgh 67 St. Louis 65 Cincinnati 61 Chicago 49 Milwaukee 47 West Division W Los Angeles 62 Arizona 56 L 45 58 61 60 67 L 44 46 51 62 65 Pct GB .602 — .482 13 1/2 .450 17 .450 17 .391 23 1/2 Pct GB .604 — .586 2 .545 6 1/2 .441 18 .420 20 1/2 GB — 6
L Pct 49 .559 55 .505
Manziel could be in trouble with NCAA
LUCK TO WAYNE—Indianapolis Colts’ second-year quarterback Andrew Luck (12) fires the ball to 13-year receiver Reggie Wayne during a scrimmage Sunday at the Colts’ training camp at Anderson College. Luck led the Colts to a turnaround season and a playoff berth in his first year with the team in 2012. The Colts and their fans are hoping Luck is able to improve on his rookie campaign. (Democrat Photo by Jim Hopkins)
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Johnny Football is practicing with Texas A&M. Whether he starts the season opener is another question. Coach Kevin Sumlin on Monday said he would not speculate when asked if Johnny Manziel will be his starter on Aug. 31 against Rice following an ESPN report that the NCAA is investigating whether the Heisman Trophy winner was paid for signing hundreds of autographs last January. ‘‘There’s a lot of people involved in that decision,’’ Sumlin said without being specific. If Manziel was paid for his autograph on memorabilia, it could potentially violate NCAA amateurism rules and put his eligibility in question a year after his jaw-dropping performance on the field made him the first freshman to win the Heisman as college football’s top player. Speaking to the media as the team began preseason practices in earnest, Sumlin said he learned of the ESPN report Sunday. For now, Manziel will lead the Aggies. But his coach is clearly thinking of backups, too.
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In many legends, gnomes guard veins of gold, copper, coal and even diamonds. In general, gnomes are considered helpful to people and some say the gnomes have led them to underground treasures. Which treasure belongs to which gnome? Add up the numbers along each path. The number on each gnome’s hat matches the sum of the numbers along the trail to each one’s treasure.
Standards Link: Math; compute sums and differences to 22.
A gnome, (pronounced nome), is a being that appears in legends around the world. Nearly every legend describes a gnome as a tiny, human-like creature that lives inside the earth. Gnomes are said to look like small versions of the people in the countries where they live. In the box at right, draw what you think a gnome could look like.
A World of Gnomes
Many of the early gnome legends come from Europe. When Europeans came to the Americas, they brought their stories about gnomes. In Wales, gnomes are also called “knockers.” It is said that they are skillful miners and can be heard hammering and knocking in deep, abandoned mine tunnels. This endless knocking and hammering led to the name “knockers.”
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Can you even up the weight in these three carts? Just move one stone to another cart so that the sums in all of the carts are the same.
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Look through the newspaper for words that have a silent “g” or a silent “k” at the beginning. Cut out each word. Draw a picture that shows what each word means.
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Find the words in the puzzle. Then look for each word in this week’s Kid Scoop stories and activities.
ANSWER: Move the stone with the number 18 from cart ʻCʼ to cart ʻA.ʼ All the carts should add up to 30.
Nobody has actually seen a gnome. They are most likely only characters in folktales. However, little gnomes made of clay can be seen in many gardens. Can you find which garden gnome in each row is different?
Standards Link: Recognizing similarities and differences in common objects.
Standards Link: Letter sequencing. Recognized identical words. Skim and scan reading. Recall spelling patterns.
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The Decatur Daily Democrat will be sending a lucky winner a $15.00 Gift Certificate to one of these participating restaurants. Each month we will draw a name from entries sent into us and send that person a $15.00 Gift Certificate from the featured Dining Guide restaurant. To enter simply mail or drop off your receipt from any of these participating restaurants with your name, address & phone number along with any additional comments about the food and/or service. Maybe you could be our next winner. All entries for July must be received by July 31st at 5pm.
Send your receipt to: Dining Guide • C/O The Decatur Daily Democrat • 141 S. 2nd St. • Decatur, IN 46733
Restaurant & Bar Guide
Norman Kohne from Decatur, IN
Decatur Daily Democrat
Congratulations to
for being selected as a winner in the Decatur Daily Democrat's Dining Guide. Mary will be receiving a $15.00 Gift Certificate from Nine Mile.
Nine Mile Restaurant
OPEN: Mon. - Thurs. 6am - 11pm Fri. - Sat. 6am - Midnight New Hours: Sundays from 11am - 9pm Breakfast Served Daily Until 11 a.m.
13398 US HWY 27 South Fort Wayne, IN 46816 (260) 639-8112
Daily Lunch & Dinner Specials
Wed. Night Is Mexican Night Thurs. Night Is Pasta Night
Owners: Barry Liggett & Joe Strack
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