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April 28, 2014
bled through the central and southern U.S. Another twister killed a person in Quapaw, Okla., before crossing into Kansas to the north and destroying 60 to 70 homes and injuring 25 people in the city of Baxter Springs, according to authorities in Kansas. A death was reported in Baxter Springs, but it wasn’t yet known if it was caused by the tornado, making the Oklahoma death the only confirmed death from Sunday’s storms outside of Arkansas. The overall death toll stood at 17 early Monday. The tornado that hit Arkansas didn’t form until night was setting in, so the full extent of the damage wouldn’t be known until after sunrise on Monday. In northwest Louisiana, a teenager suffered minor injuries when a tornado touched down there early Monday. Bill Davis, a spokesman for the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office, said the tornado hit around 3:15 a.m. Monday about six miles west of Plain Dealing in mostly a rural area. The teen suffered cuts and bruises and his home was heavily damaged.
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Twister leaves 16 dead in Arkansas
VILONIA, Ark. (AP) — Three years after a tornado devastated the Little Rock suburb of Vilonia, its residents found themselves huddling in the dark early Monday wondering how they would rebuild again after the most powerful tornado yet this year carved a path through their city and others nearby, killing at least 16 people. The tornado touched down Sunday about 10 miles west of Little Rock at around 7 p.m., then carved an 80-mile path of destruction as it passed through or near several suburbs north of the state capital, including Vilonia. It grew to be a half-mile wide and remained on the ground for much of that route, authorities said. Among the ruins was a new $14 million intermediate school that was set to open this fall. ‘‘There’s just really nothing there anymore. We’re probably going to have to start all over again,’’ Vilonia Schools Superintendent Frank Mitchell said after surveying what was left of the building. The tornado was the largest of several produced by a powerful storm system that rum-
Primary 2014
Adams County Clerk of Courts
With incumbent Gayla Reinhart barred by term limits from seeking re-election this year, two Republican candidates have tossed their hats in the ring and will seek the GOP nomination for Adams County Clerk of Courts. Veteran businessman Ed Dyer and longtime deputy county recorder Jim Voglewede Jr. will square off in the May 6 primary election. Both candidates were issued an identical set of questions as part of the Daily Democrat’s pre-election coverage. Following are their responses. Dyer
Dyer resides at 332 Mercer Ave., Decatur. He is the owner of the Java Bean Cafe in Decatur and the owner of an auctioneering service for more than 30 years. He was a candidate for Adams County Treasurer in 2012, losing to current Treasurer Tom Kreuckeberg. Voglewede resides at 2711E 600 N, Decatur. He has eight years of experience in the Adams County Recorder’s office. He was a candidate for county recorder in May of 2012, and in November of 2012 was elected to a seat on the North Adams school board. ous needs of our customers.
County, if elected to the position what VOGLEWEDE: I want to use clerk’s my leadership skills, knowledge changes, if any, would and county work experience (eight you make in maintaining years as first deputy recorder) to professionally serve the citizens of updated voter registration Adams County. rolls and other electionrelated functions. Please Q. What is your top pri- explain: oritiy if elected?
  VOGLEWEDE: I would analyze the daily procedures in the clerk’s office and determine if there is a more efficient and effective way to carry out the functions of this office. DYER: I believe these next few years will see much change in our infrastructure. There will be changes made in the courts, courthouse offices, jail facilities and more. I want to be a part of the conversation with all this. I feel it vitally important that we all get the facts, and make the best decision for Adams County. I will do all I can to learn everything I can, and be in the best position to participate in these changes.
Q. What is your main reason for seeking this office?
DYER: I simply want to serve the citizens of Adams County. I am in a point in my life where I can take all the lessons learned through my 40 years in business, and use that to serve the citizens of our great county. The clerk’s office is a busy place. There are many different things going on there every day. This can all take place within an office with friendly, efficient, knowledgeable employees to handle all the vari-
City zoning board will meet
The Decatur Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public meeting at 4:30 p.m. May 6 at City Hall, 225 W. Monroe St. Items for discussion at the meeting include: • Jim Christen, 121 S 5th St., is requesting special exception to operate a home occupation at his residence.  Q. As the head of the • Midland LLC is requesting a modification of the original election process in Adams See CLERK OF COURTS, Page 2 order of their application, dated April 9, 2012, regarding the communication towers located at Outlot 87 in Joseph Crabb’s Southern addition, located on High Street, south of Grant Street.  A modification request will be heard to retain the original tower at a height of 200 feet, instead of removal of said tower. Interested persons desiring to present their views upon this case, either in writing or verbally, will be given the WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. public high schools number of graduates in a given is year divided by opportunity to be heard at the above mentioned time and have reached a milestone, an 80 percent gradua- the number of students who enrolled four years tion rate. Yet that still means 1 of every 5 students earlier. Adjustments are made for transfer stuplace. dents. walks away without a diploma. Citing the progress, researchers are projecting a In 2008, the Bush administration ordered all states to begin using this method. States previously 90 percent national graduation rate by 2020. Their report, based on Education Department used a wide variety of ways to calculate high school Berne Mayor Bill McKean walks,” McKean said in a statistics from 2012, was being presented Monday graduation rates. Iowa, Vermont, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Texas announced the city has news release. “Therefore, I at the Building a GradNation Summit. ranked at the top with rates at 88 percent or 89 received numerous calls am instructing our animal The growth has been spurred by such factors percent. The bottom performers were Alaska, regarding dogs being control officer and Berne as a greater awareness of the dropout problem Georgia, New Mexico, Oregon and Nevada, and efforts by districts, states and the federallowed to run off-leash out- law enforcement to strictly which had rates at 70 percent or below. side the owner’s property, enforce the city Animal al government to include graduation rates Idaho, Kentucky and Oklahoma in accountability measures. Among the or dogs not being safely Control Ordinance.” were not included because these initiatives are closing ‘‘dropout facand securely confined in The ordinance states states received federal permission tory’’ schools. outside enclosures. when outside, dogs must be to take longer to roll out their sys “Every person and family kept on a leash and are not In addition, schools are taking tem. aggressive action, such as hiring member has a right to feel allowed to run at large. If The new calculation method allows intervention specialists who work safe when in their yards and inadequate fencing allows a researchers to individually follow stuwith students one on one, to keep on city streets and side- pet to escape and run freedents and chart progress based on their teenagers in class, researchers said. ly, residents are asked to fix Growth in rates among African-American income level. By doing so, researchers found that some states are doing much betthe problem. When walking and Hispanic students helped fuel the gains. Contact Us ter than others in getting low-income students By phone: 724-2121 a dog, owner’s are asked to Most of the growth has occurred since 2006 — or those who receive free or reduced lunch after decades of stagnation. By Fax: 724-7981 clean up after their pets. Those interested in view- ‘‘At a moment when everything seems so broken meals — to graduation day. On The Web ing the ordinance in its and seems so unfixable ... this story tells you some- Tennessee, Texas, Arkansas and Kansas, for www.decaturdaily entirety may do so at www. thing completely different,’’ said John Gomperts, example, have more than half of all students president of America’s Promise Alliance, which was counted as low income but overall graduation rates, then click founded by former Secretary of State Colin Powell that are above average. In contrast, Minnesota, on the tab “city codes,” title Wyoming and Alaska have a lower percentage of and helped produce the report. IX: General Regulations, The rate of 80 percent is based on federal sta- low-income students but a lower than average overchapter 90 animals. tistics primarily using a calculation by which the all graduation rate.
DYER: The voter registration rolls are very important. It is important to keep everything up to date, the best we can. I would like to explore ways to use modern computer technology to keep this voter’s information as up to date as possible. And there are many people who want to participate as election workers. We have a core of people who have done this for a long time, and that is wonderful. In my position as a precinct chairman, I have found that there is a new generation who are interested as well. I want to make this happen, and have more people join the ranks as election workers in Adams County. Organization, education and enthusiasm are all a part of this, and that is where I can work to make this happen.
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properly tabulated, and that those final numbers are a true and accurate representation of the voters of Adams County is of utmost importance. With any potential changes, we must first and always maintain the integrity of our voting process.
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VOGLEWEDE: I believe the clerk’s office is doing an excellent job in fulfilling its election-related functions. I would make every effort to maintain this standard of excellence.
Q. Are the early voting times and hours that are currently in Q. Do you favor a county- place sufficient? wide voting center for Adams DYER: Yes, I do believe that there is County, whereby ballots could plenty of time allowed for voters to cast be cast at one or more central- their ballots early. ized locations in the county? VOGLEWEDE: Yes. I believe that the Please explain. current early voting times and hours
VOGLEWEDE: I do not favor a countywide centralized voting center. I believe the current system of 23 voting precincts works well for our county. The local  government works better when it takes its   services to the people into their local communities. DYER: I do believe that a countywide system for voting is in our future. With everyone so busy all the time, we need to make the voting procedure as easy as we can. A handful of centralized locations can only make this easier. I realize that there will be some infrastructure needed to make this happen. I will learn all I can from other counties who are doing this, and put together my recommendations. There are many precincts that have a very low voter turnout, especially during the primary elections. With that, the costs remain the same for all the poll workers needed. I know that overall, using centralized locations can result in great cost savings for Adams County. How much savings? I don’t know. But I want to be in the position to further work on this, and to make it happen. I do know it will be important to make any such systems as foolproof, safe, secure and efficient as possible. The trust of our citizens that each and every vote has been counted and are sufficient.
Q. Are you satisfied with the current level of voter turnout in Adams County? What can be done to increase that rate?
VOGLEWEDE:  The low voter turnout in Adams County is quite discouraging. I believe that one way to change this trend is to develop a grassroots movement in which faithful voters individually encourage their family, friends and neighbors to register to vote and to cast their vote during every election cycle. DYER: I am not happy with the voter turnout. We all want to have the best people serving the citizens of Adams County. I believe that it is important to know who your candidates are — learn all you can about them, and then get to the polls to cast your vote. I know that this upcoming Primary election is very important, as many of the races will be decided then. I have heard in the past, ”I only vote in the general election.” Well, you may not get to vote for your candidate of choice unless you get to the polls and vote in this primary election. It’s easy to vote. It hardly takes any time at all. Get to the polls and vote.
Abbey Jauregui, a junior at Adams Central was recently recognized for representing Adams County by attending the Rotary Club’s Rotary Youth Leadership Award event at Camp Tecumseh. Jauregui learned leadership skills, did role model activities, team time skills and group exercises. She met many different people from all over and from many different cultures. Pictured above are Rotary President Dan Buuck, Jauregui and Penny Parrish, the Rotary Club’s coordinator for the event. Photo provided
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LIGONIER, Ind. (AP) — A northeastern Indiana boy has died in an accidental shooting on his family’s farm. Noble County Sheriff Doug Harp said 7-yearold Jaylin Miller, died in the shooting Saturday afternoon. Police say the boy and his brother had gone outside to shoot moles when the gun was discharged by Jaylin’s brother. They say Jaylin was struck by a single shot. The governor’s office says statistics show that multiple-vehicle crashes account for about 75 percent of all motorcycle accidents and that in two-thirds of those accidents the driver of the other vehicle caused the collision by violating the motorcyclists’ right-ofway. A release from Pence’s office says 92 percent of accident-involved riders were self-taught and had no formal training. Daviess County Sheriff’s Department says Regina Wittmer died from massive head trauma Saturday afternoon at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Ky. The department says in a news release the girl’s father was operating the equipment when he stopped it to place the girl and her 2-year-old brother in the cab. After placing the boy there, he accidentally pushed lever that caused the loader to move forward and run over the girl. The Washington Times-Herald and WTHITV report the accident occurred on the family’s property near Raglesville, about 65 miles northeast of Evansville.
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NEW CASTLE, Ind. (AP) — A sheriff says two prisoners escaped from an eastern Indiana jail after one was able to hide inside a food pantry and pry open part of the roof. Henry County Sheriff Butch Baker says the escape happened about 3:30 a.m. Monday from the jail in New Castle and that officers from several police agencies are searching for them. Baker says the escapees are 37-year -old Michael Bertram and 41-year -old Johnny Dennis. Both are from New Castle. Baker says Bertram was being held on theft and receiving stolen property charges and Dennis was jailed on robbery charges. Baker says one of the men reached the roof while the other was on nighttime work duty waxing floors and followed.
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Marie (Yoder) Thornburg, 88, Decatur, died Friday, April 25, 2014, at Woodcrest Nursing Center. Marie was born April 11, 1926, in Decatur, to the late Ross and Almira (Brown) LaTurner. Marie formerly attended Berne Evangelical Mennonite Church. She was member of the VFW and American Legion ladies Auxiliary in Avon Park, Fla. Marie worked at the old Pioneer restaurant in Decatur and retired from the Sandwich Depot Restaurant in Avon Park. Surviving are her son, Jeffrey (Linda) Yoder of Decatur; three daughters, Carolyn (James) Baumer of Monroe, Cathy Plasterer of Decatur and Karen THornburg (James) Crandall of Columbia City; 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild due in June. She was preceded in death by her husbands, James R. Yoder and Harry “Dave” Thornburg; a daughter, Vickie Hurst; a granddaughter; two brothers; three sisters; and two sons-in-law, Dan Plasterer and Steve Hurst. Calling will be held from 3-7:30 p.m.Wednesday at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Evangelical Church Cemetery in Berne. Preferred memorials are to Family Life Care or ACCF Angel Cancer Fund. Online condolences may be made at
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Geraldine A. “Gerry” Gribler, 90, Ohio City, Ohio, died at 10:23 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014, at CHP Inpatient Hospice Center, Van Wert, Ohio. She was born June 25, 1923, in Monroe, to the late Samuel E. and Laura G. (Roebuck) Haggard. Gerry married Raymond Lee Gribler May 5, 1944; he passed away July 20, 2002. She retired in January of 1975 from General Electric of Fort Wayne. She was a member of Olive Branch Church of God and the WCSC. She was a member of Liberty Grange and Pleasant Grange for more than 50 years. Gerry bowled on the Friday Niters and the couples bowling leagues. She enjoyed crocheting and baking cookies. Gerry graduated from Pleasant Mills High School in 1941. Surviving are two sons, Allen L. (Bonnie) Gribler of Goodyear, Ariz. and Karl G. (Nancy) Gribler of Van Wert, Ohio; two daughters, Connie S. (Gary) Stevens of Ohio City and Mary E. (William) Schnepp of Van Wert; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Earland Haggard and her twin brother, Gerald A. Haggard. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Cowan and Son Funeral Home, Van Wert, with Rev. Steven G. Waterman officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ohio City. Calling will be held from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Preferred memorials may be made to Olive Branch Church of God or Ohio City Fire Department. Expressions of sympathy may be emailed to
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RoseAnn A.M. Schwartz
RoseAnn A.M. Schwartz, 4, Willshire, Ohio, passed away at 5:35 a.m. Friday, April 25, 2014, at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.  She was born Sunday, May 10, 2009, in Geneva, to Atlee J. and MaryAnn E. Schwartz; they survive.  She was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.  Surviving are four brothers at home, Atlee, Jonathon, Jacob and Simon; a sister, Laura; grandparents Jacob A. and MaryAnn W. Schwartz and Ernest L. and MaryAnn E Girod, all of Monroe.  Funeral services were held today. Burial followed in East Salem Cemetery, rural Monroe. Arrangements were handled by Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, Geneva.                                Online condolences may be made at
Amos R. Schwartz
Amos R. Schwartz 80, Monroe, passed away at his residence at 5:45 a.m. Sunday April 27, 2014. He was born March 13, 1934, in Monroe, to the late John J. Jr. and Rosina J. (Schwartz) Schwartz. Amos married Maryann G. Schwartz Feb. 9, 1956; she survives. He was a member of the Old Order Amish. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are seven sons, Willie R. (Fannie) Schwartz and Amos R. (Edith) Schwartz, both of Decatur, Sam R. (Maryann) Schwartz of Berne, Menno R.G. (Miriam) Schwartz and Joe R.G. (Catherine) Schwartz, both of Monroe, John R. (Bertha) Schwartz of Means, Ky. and Dan R. (Esther) Schwartz of Spencerville; two daughters, Mary R. (Dan E.) Schwartz of Berne and Rosie R. (Dan D.) Wickey of Leonidas, Mich.; 67 grandchildren and 87 great grandchildren. Amos was preceded in death by two sons, Enos R. and Levi R. Schwartz; one granddaughter; and one grandson. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Schwartz residence, 1194E 100S, Monroe.  Visitation will be held from 1-8 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday at the residence. Online condolences may be made at
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Ball State University is asking the Indiana Supreme Court to hear its challenge of a court ruling that would require it to release transcripts of students who leave the school with unpaid tuition. A Lake County judge last year ordered the university to release the official transcript in the case of a student who enrolled in 2011 but withdrew the following spring. The EATH NoTICES Indiana Court of Appeals dismissed Ball State’s appeal in the case of Jordan Irons. Ball State’s policy Irene L. Birch, 89, Decatur, died Saturday. calls for withholding offi Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard- cial college transcripts Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home. until debts are paid in full. Spokeswoman Joan Todd told The Star Press that unpaid tuition and Charlotte L. Weimer, 86, Berne, died Sunday at fee billing totaled $9.5 Chalet Village in Berne. million for fiscal year Funeral arrangements pending at Yager-Kirchhofer 2012-2013. The uniFuneral Home. versity wrote off nearly $780,000 in tuition and fees that year, she said. Ball State leaves accounts open and continues to try to collect
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unpaid amounts for five years before writing off any amount, Todd said. ‘‘Our view is the university has a commonlaw lien on a transcript for services provided,’’ said Jim Williams, an attorney representing Ball State. ‘‘The analogy is if you took your car in to get it fixed. The mechanic has a lien on the car until the bill is paid. Technically, the mechanic can withhold the car until the bill is paid.’’ In the Irons case, Ball State contends the Crown Point student’s unpaid debt is part of a divorce dispute. ‘‘Long story short, this is a squabble between a mom and a dad over their adult child’s higher education expenses,’’ Williams said. ‘‘We don’t want to ... be drug into divorce disputes because it’s expensive, inconvenient and creates all kinds of problems. Really, the dad owes the money, but he is not paying.’’
Alcohol charges Connor A. Busick, 21, rural Decatur, was arrested Saturday by the Decatur Police Department on a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated. His bond at the Adams County Law Enforcement Center was set at $500 cash and $2,500 surety. Shelly D. Hernandez, 40, Bluffton, was detained Sunday by the Adams County Sheriff’s
Department for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Her bond is $500 cash and $2,500 surety. Violates probation Jason L. Dague, 32, Fort Wayne, was charged Friday by the Decatur Police Department for violating the terms of his probation. He is being held in custody at the Adams County Law Enforcement Center without bond.
City citations Eight drivers were ticketed in the past several days on vehicular infractions by the Decatur Police Department. Cited were Manuel Sotelo, 29, Interlaken Drive, Berne, and Edith N. Bruce, 48, S. Hale Street, Geneva, for not having a valid driver’s license; Paul M. Berry, 40, rural Decatur, for disregarding a stop sign in the 1000 block of E. Monroe Street; and Maravene N. Morris, 25, Fort Wayne, for speeding 49 in a 35 zone in the 1000 block of N. 13th
City mishap The Decatur Police Department investigated a two-vehicle accident at 4:15 p.m. Sunday. Police said Analee A. Alford, 18, rural Decatur, was parked in a driveway in the 1300 block of Mix Avenue near Second Street and started to back up. She did not see a parked vehicle on the street owned by Sam Jones, Mix Avenue, Decatur, and collided with the vehicle causing an estimated $1,001$2,500 in damages to the autos. A. Scherry, 37, rural Decatur, struck a deer while head southeast on U.S. 27 near C.R. 300W Sunday at 12:56 a.m. according to an Adams County Sheriff’s Department report. Police said the animal ran onto the roadway and Scherry was unable to avoid hitting the deer with the collision causing an estimated $2,501$5,000 in damages to his car.
Shirley M. Augsburger
Shirley M. Augsburger, 85, Berne, died Friday, April 25, 2014, at Swiss Village in Berne. Surviving are three daughters, Sue (David) Collins of Cincinnati, Ohio, Sally (Roland) DeRenzo of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Pam (Lonnie) Evans of Alpharetta, Ga.; five grandchilden, Micah (Shante) Collins, Chris DeRenzo, Michelle (Jeremy) Soronen, Alex Evans and Hannah Evans; four great-grandchildren, Elijah, Gideon, Ezekiel and Judah Collins; and two sisters, Helen Augsburger of Berne and JoAn Burmeister of Chokio, Minn. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Swiss Village Chapel, with Lonnie Evans officiating. Burial will be in MRE Cemetery in Berne. Visitation will be from 12-1 p.m. Tuesday at the Swiss Village Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www. Deer hit A car driven by Joel
Street. Also, Parris T. McCullum, 26, Fort Wayne, for speeding 49 in a 35 zone at 13th and Nuttman and for operating a vehicle without ever having received a driver’s license; Fabio E. Caro, 23, Fort Wayne, for speeding 48 in a 35 zone on a non-specified area of U.S. 33; Nathan K. Rhymer, 24, Bellmont Boulevard, Decatur, for a learner’s permit violation; and Andres E. Urena, 26, Charleston, South Carolina, for disregarding an automatic signal on U.S. 33.
Assistant prosecutor tried case
On Wednesday, an Adams County Superior Court jury convicted Wanda Crowell, 51, Decatur of theft and unlawful possession of a legend drug, both class D felonies. The case was tried by Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Tracy Noetzel, not chief prosecuting attorney Chris Harvey as was previously reported. The Democrat regrets the error.
Pool clinic scheduled for Tuesday
The Decatur Parks and Recreation will offer a free pool clinic at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Riverside Center. Participants will learn about water quality, disinfectant, balance and testing. Those who pre-register will be eligible to win one of two $20 gift cards to Decatur True Value. Call 724-9543 to pre-register.
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is happening to students there charged with “theft, harassment, assault, drug and weapons possession, stalking and rape.” Until this bill is passed, Cohn said, students “will continue to be forced to represent themselves -- alone — against experienced and professionally trained deans, administrators and university attorneys in proceedings that fail to guarantee core components of the rights of due process ... “The stakes,” he continues, “are very, very high; the result of these hearings dramatically change the course of these students’ lives ... Some institutions may allow a lawyer to attend the hearing, but prohibit them from participating in the proceedings. Others ban attorneys altogether. The universities, on the other hand, are free to send as many attorneys as they wish to prosecute the student.” Yet this is the state where Samuel Adams, the Sons of Liberty, the Boston Tea Party and the Committees of Correspondence continually alerted the 13 colonies under British rule to the bottomless abuses of the colonists’ rights, thereby becoming, as Thomas Jefferson was to say, a precipitating cause of the American Revolution! In his March 28 letter to the Massachusetts legislators, Joe Cohn confronted them with this prickly challenge: “The law (providing students with the rights to a lawyer) has been in effect in North Carolina since last July. To date, there have been no reports and there is no evidence that providing students with the right to the assistance of lawyers or the advisers of their choice in these hearings has disrupted or prevented any institutions from conducting hearings. “Simply put, the sky has not fallen, as the bill’s opponents loudly predicted.” Nor have the Constitution’s First and Fifth Amendment rights continued to fall in that state. By NAT HENTOFF During the continuously explosive debates about education reform and teacher evaluation, no mention has been made by the media in all its forms of a persistently effective national teaching force in enabling college students to know how to become self-governing Americans for the rest of their lives. Nor have I previously identified the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education as not only a foremost civil rights and civil liberties leader, but also as an educational leader in truly Americanizing American colleges — an education American students almost never get in their classes. I have, of course, often cited another such tirelessly liberating educational force, John Whitehead’s Rutherford Institute. However, I focus now on the future impact of FIRE being primarily responsible for the first ever U.S. state, Virginia, to bring full college students’ First Amendment rights to all outdoor areas of university campuses there instead of tiny “free speech zones.” Nor is FIRE finished helping the Bill of Rights take root in more colleges as it works to guarantee all such students the right to a lawyer when charged with offenses — as it has already successfully accomplished in North Carolina. Instrumental in the first two victories, as well as the current Virginia campaign, is Joe Cohn, FIRE’s Legislative and Policy Director. To get a full sense of how Cohn operates, here he is on another James Madison-style expedition, this time to my home state of Massachusetts, as he writes legislator Sen. Michael Moore and Rep. Tom Sannicandro in support of a bill to provide “university students facing serious, non-academic disciplinary charges the right to be represented by an attorney.” Here is what Joe Cohn starkly told those legislators about what
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By DONNA BRAZILE Last week, as the cherry blossoms made their annual debut in Washington, D.C., the Capitol marked another anniversary: A year ago, Congress failed the nation by refusing to fix our broken gun background check system. In the year since, tens of thousands more Americans have been killed with guns. Many of them would still be with us if a minority of senators hadn’t blocked progress. By the way, this is not a tough political issue. Fully 90 percent of Americans, including 82 percent of gun owners and 74 percent of NRA members, think every gun buyer should pass a criminal background check. So why has progress been so difficult, while 33 more of us are murdered with guns each and every day? For decades, the National Rifle Association has been the only game in town. Its grassroots strength is real; its members care, and they vote; and the group rewards and punishes candidates with financial support. Without an effective counterbalance, members of Congress who want to do the right thing know they face the wrath — and the money — of the NRA, perhaps the toughest special interest around. So they avoid the issue. And, as a result, the United States has a gun murder rate up to 20 times higher than the average rate of other wealthy nations. But all that is starting to change. After the Newtown, Conn., shooting, a group of moms, mayors, gun violence survivors and citizens who just want their kids to come home from school each night are building a new movement for gun safety. And it’s already showing that we can win — and do no damage to the Second Amendment. Enter a new organization called Everytown for Gun Safety, which recently announced plans to build the kind of counterweight we need to offset the power of the NRA. This coalition of mayors and more than 1.5 million grassroots supporters is already winning major victories where it counts: in states nationwide. In Washington and Wisconsin, this group helped lead the fight to pass laws that will remove guns from the hands of domestic abusers. In Tennessee, members beat back a law that would have allowed open carrying of loaded guns in public parks — where our kids play. And just this week, they persuaded Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona — no bleeding-heart liberal — to veto two bills that would have allowed guns in government buildings, and would have severely penalized local officials who passed common-sense gun laws. They’re also doing the real work of an effective movement: building the grassroots. The group’s Gun Sense Voter project aims to mobilize fully a million Americans to pledge to support candidates who will fight for common-sense gun laws. And Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City and founder of the group, has personally pledged $50 million through the midterms to offset the NRA’s election spending. That means candidates will finally have what they need: someone who will have their backs when they take risks to keep their people safe. It’s also important to keep talking to gun owners, whose concerns are genuine, and who deserve respect. A good place to start that conversation is Colorado. Last year, that state — which has a strong tradition of gun ownership, and a libertarian streak a mile wide — passed a law requiring background checks for all handgun sales. In the short time that law has been in place, more than 160 prohibited gun buyers have been blocked. They were felons, domestic abusers, the seriously mentally ill, and others who have no business with a firearm. And as Coloradans know all too well, it only takes one to devastate a family, a community, a nation. At the same time, Coloradans bought more guns in 2013 than in any previous year. The lesson here? Background checks work. Colorado is a lot safer today. And the Second Amendment is firmly in place. Of course, there will be setbacks. Just this week, Georgia’s governor signed into law what one group calls the “guns everywhere” bill. “Licensed carriers” can now bring their guns into bars without restrictions and “in some churches, schools and government buildings under certain circumstances.” The bill raises serious questions. ABC News reports that Beth English, president of the Georgia Municipal Association, said she supports gun rights and has a carry permit, but worries the added security costs will force the city to increase taxes. And the Rev. Raphael G. Warnock of Ebenezer Baptist Church said, “This is the gun lobby foisting their agenda on churches, and I think it’s a tragic violation of church and state.” Such gun-lobby bullying is just one of the challenges ahead. The NRA has been around since 1871, and you don’t turn that kind of head start around overnight. But a new movement is rising up -- one that respects the rights of law-abiding gun owners, but also wants our kids to grow up in safe communities, and understands that there is no conflict in those goals.
Cohn could not resist this further poke to Massachusetts legislators: “It is simply unreasonable to expect 18-year-old and 19-yearold students acting alone to competently answer serious charges posed by deans and administrators with decades of professional experience acting as judge, jury and executioner for campus crimes. “FIRE notes that this imbalance is particularly exacerbated for students with disadvantaged backgrounds. While wealthier students who have lawyers or other professionals for parents may confidently face these tribunals, firstgeneration students or those who rely on substantial financial aid have the added burden of knowing their livelihoods — and often the dreams of their families — are on the line. “For these students, having legal representation during the few hours of a hearing could make a difference that lasts for decades.” The Massachusetts bill requiring a lawyer is, as of this writing, still pending, and the Virginia lawyer bill has been tabled for the year. But FIRE will not let up on either state. Meanwhile, around the nation, many parents are paying rising college tuition fees without a thought about whether their sons and daughters will be guaranteed due process rights, if needed, while they’re there. And hey, you 2016 presidential candidates, what’s your position on providing college students with campus-wide free speech and also due process to defend themselves across this sweet land of liberty? I will continue to report on how FIRE’s national Student Network is more actively than ever connecting with students all over, “making it easier,” it tells them, “to look up your school’s speech codes and submit a request for FIRE’s help — whatever that help might be.” The Sons and Daughters of Liberty have returned in full force.
Indiana needs open primary elections
a Democrat or Republican ballot, in effect declaring their party allegiance. Indiana’s existing system excludes voters who don’t want to be identified with a party — often, the moderates — and yields extremists who curry favor with the party faithful rather than moderate candidates who stand a better chance of being elected in the general election. Switching to an open primary, in which the top vote-getter for each party is placed on the ballot in the general election, would help ease the gridlock in Washington that comes with polarization. Sure, open primaries would weaken the grip each political party has on the electoral process, but this should be about governance for the people, not about political gain for the parties. Elect candidates capable of compromise who will represent the vast middle rather than the extremists in either party. Stop disenfranchising voters who don’t want to declare a party allegiance. Stop restricting their ability to vote for the candidate of their choice in every race. The Times, Munster
Indiana’s primary election system is dysfunctional. What the state really needs is an open primary system. This month, the Lake County election board argued about the procedures for recruiting high school students as poll workers for the May 6 primary election. Should they be recruited separately by Republicans and Democrats? Together? It’s a reminder that Indiana goes to the expense of running these elections to winnow out the contenders for the two major political parties, not necessarily to get the two best contenders for the job. In an open primary, voters don’t have to declare themselves to be either Democrat or Republican. Instead, they get a ballot that lists all the candidates, as well as nonpartisan decisions like referendums or school board races. The top Republican and the top Democrat vote-getters advance to the general election. Indiana’s primary splits Republicans and Democrats into separate ballots. It’s as if each party is holding its own function, under government supervision, at the same Donna Brazile is a senior Democratic strategist, and place and time. Voters shouldn’t have to ask for contributor to CNN and ABC News.
It is with my sincere and utmost gratitude that I am writing this thank you letter to you, my friends in Adams County, the surrounding area and Ohio.  The “Lifetime Achievement Award” I received in March from Adams Memorial Hospital was an unexpected but truly joyous gift.  I was moved by the most beautiful wording on the plaque and all the heartfelt cards congratulating me for the award.  You have been the reason for my  high work ethic standards, and you made me strive to do my best for the forty years I practiced medicine.  YOU make me feel I have accomplished everything I set out to do in medicine.   It has been 2 1/2 years since I retired from my medical practice and I still feel I am very close to you.  All the love I receive whenever I see my former patients or my colleagues at the hospital warms my heart always.   I thank Adams Memorial Hospital — and especially my good friend, Jo Ellen Eidam — for making this honor happen. Jo Ellen is the lady I will always love and  respect; the lady who restores my faith in humanity over and over again.   And you, my friends, are the ones who brought great joy to my professional life for all of so many years.  Thank you.   H. S. Lee, M.D. Decatur
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Today is the 118th day of 2014 and the 40th day of spring. TODAY’S HISTORY: In 1789, a mutiny broke out on the British trade ship Bounty. In 1945, Italian partisans executed dictator Benito Mussolini
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Bellmont High School senior Analee Alford received the Meghan Hormann Scholarship. She will be attending Columbus College of Art and Design, majoring in Fine Arts. The scholarship was established by Meghan Hormann’s parents, Randy and Kayleen Hormann and two sisters, Leah and Camryn. The award is named in recognition of a 2002 Bellmont graduate who excelled in music. Hormann graduated from the University of Indianapolis with a degree in music technology. She went on to found the BackBeat Music Instruction in 2007 while pursuing her Master’s Degree in Music Business at Columbia College in Chicago. In 2009 Hormann developed what appeared to be a minor illness that tragically progressed. Hormann passed away in January of 2010.
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Meghan Hormann Scholarship awarded to Analee Alford COMMUNITY CALENDAR
MONDAY, April 28: CAPS Support Group, 6:30 p.m., C and C Bible Fellowship, Berne. A.A. Big Book Discussion, 7 p.m., Decatur Church of God.
TUESDAY, April 29: Optimist Club, 12 p.m., Richard’s Restaurant. Operation Help food pantry for Decatur and Monroe residents, 1-3 p.m., Adams County Service Complex. Bring your own bags. Senior Citizens Play Cards, 1p.m., Riverside Center. Zumba, Southeast Elementary School, 4-5 p.m. Adams County Caregivers support group, 4 p.m., Adams Memorial Hospital Decatur II room. Zion Lutheran Church, 1010 W. Monroe St., free dinner 6 p.m., Bible study group 6 :30 p.m. A.A., 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church. WEDNESDAY, April 30: 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. 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.
MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP- Analee Alford, at right, received the Meghan Hormann Scholarship. Alford is pictured with Randy and Kayleen Hormann, parents of the late Meghan Hormann.
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Bellmont High School class of 2014 local scholarship awards
Students of the 2014 graduating class at Bellmont High School were recenlty awarded $111,500 in local scholarships. Students receiving scholarships are: • Adams County Community Foundation Lilly Finalist ($500): Alyssa Strickler; • Adams County Hospital Auxiliary ($1,100): Ivy Settlemyre; • Adams Memorial Hospital Scholarship ( $ 3 , 0 0 0 ) : M a c y Burkholder; • American Legion Post 43 Scholarship ($500): Miranda Wolpert; • Craig and Sue Anderson Scholarship ($500): Mercedes Coates; • Andy and Bernadine “Bessie” Appelman Scholarship ($750): Hannah Menez; • Athletic Department School Spirit Award ($500): Alex Diaz; • Barkley-Pettibone Memorial Scholarship ($500): Katrina Robinson; • Bellmont High School Family and Consumer Science Scholarship ($100): Hope Adams; • Eleanor Bressler Memorial Scholarship ($1,400): Bailey Slusher; • Bird-Walther Memorial Scholarship ($500): Analee Alford; • Alena E. Brock Marketing Scholarship ($425): Connor Martz. • Earl and Alta May Caston Scholarship ($1,000): Cameron Bienz; Maverick Busse; Isaac Corral; Alex Diaz; Cadence Faurote; Tyler Fenwick; Madison Gephart; Holly Hankenson; Ryan Hockemeyer; Connor Martz; Hannah Mendez; Katrina Robinson; Jordan Rumschlag; Courtney Scherer; John Sefton; and Ivy Settlemyre; • Adams County Coon Hunters Scholarship ($500): James Sheets; • Jack Dailey Memorial Scholarship ($1,100): Hannah Mendez; and Alyssa Strickler; • Jim Daniels Memorial Scholarship ($250): Chase Ellsworth; and Kelsey Roth; • Decatur Optimist Scholarship ($750): Freddy Fuelling; • Decatur Dental Services Scholarship ($500): Freddy Fuelling; • Decatur Volunteer Fire Department Scholarship ($500): James Sheets; • Decatur Wrestling Club Scholarship ($500): Fletcher Shaneyfelt; • Franklyn and Evelyn Detter Scholarship ($550): Audra Butler; and Isaac Corral; • Fern Dierkes Memorial Scholarship ($400): Adams Smith; • Richard Eiting Nursing Scholarship ($300): Cadence Faurote; • Robert Ehrman Vocational Scholarship ($1,000): Macy Burkholder; Freddy Fuelling; Diego Hutker; and Fletcher Shaneyfelt; •Hubert and Leona Feasel Award ($125): Drew Becker; • First Merchants Bank Scholarship ($1,000): Seth King; • Fruechte Farms Scholarship ($750): Daniel Bittner; • Rick Girod Memorial Scholarship ($500): James Sheets; • Meghan Hormann Memorial Scholarship ($1,000): Analee Alford; • Knights of Columbus ($500): Alex Diaz; • McDonald’s Ray A. Croc Youth Achievement Award ($500 savings bond): Kylie Beery; • Meshberger Brothers/ LICA Scholarship ($2,000): Maverick Birch; and Victoria Smitley; • Michaud Memorial Scholarship ($750): Aaron Agler; Kylie Beery; Maverick Birch; Robert Ehlerding; Sarah Evans; and Miranda Wolpert; • Bryan Miller Memorial Scholarship ($1,000): Ryan Hockemeyer; and Monica Wilder; • Roseanne F. Miller Scholarship ($500): Alex Diaz; • R.D. and Mayme Myers Memorial Scholarship ($225): Jordan Gilbert; • Niblick Achievement Scholarship $1,000 recipients were Mikayla Voglewede; Chabelle Lawler; and Kelsey Roth. $750 recipients were Rachel Klingensmith; Garrett Fuelling; Shannon Lee; Michaela Miller and Julia Brewer $500 recipients were Audra Butler; Rachel Johnson; Chloe Mock; Craig Ruble; Miranda Fuelling; Olivia Fuelling; Emily McClelland; Jessah Okoniewski; Emily Roman; Spencer Saunders; Kari Scherer; Daniel Scheuman; Dalton Schultz; McKinzie Shock; Emily Smith; Leah Smitley; Sarah Thieme; and Miranda Voglewede; and Drew Becker ($250). • Niblick Community Service Scholarship ($750): Cameron Bienz; and Ivy Settlemyre; • Niblick Business Scholarship ($750): Austin Alberson; and Courtney Scherer; • Judge Myles Parrish Memorial Scholarship ($450): Rachel Johnson; • Psi lota Xi Scholarship ($200): Natalie Busse; Chloe Mock; and Jordan Rumschlag; • Don Ray Memorial Scholarship ($750): Katrina Robinson; • Ernest Scheller III Memorial Scholarship ($3,000 renewable): Lilly Endorf; • Elizabeth “Liz” Souder Memorial Scholarship ($750): Garrett Fuelling; • Steel Dynamics Scholarship ($3,000 renewable): Taylor Rhymer; • Mark Stevens Memorial Scholarship ($500): Tyler Fenwick; • Sarah Steury Memorial Scholarship ($800): Taylor Rhymer; • Betty Terveer Memorial Scholarship ($850): Cameron Bienz; and Courtney Scherer; • Tri Kappa Sorority Scholarship ($500): Miranda Wolpert; and Natalie Busse; • Catherine Weidler Memorial Scholarship ($350): Josh Porter; Craig Ruble; and Jacob Thompson; • Emily Wilder Memorial Scholarship ($500): Cadence Faurote; and Madison Gephart; • Women of St. Mary’s Scholarship ($500): Monica Wilder; • Worthman Grant ($750): Hope Adams; Blake Bulmahn; Chase Ellsworth; and Bailey Hankenson; • Officer Jerry Wyss Memorial Scholarship ($1,000): Jordan Corral; and John Sefton; • Helen (Schroll) Zwick Scholarship ($475): Mercedes Coates; • President’s Education Award: Aaron Agler; Blake Bulmahn; Audra Butler; Lilly Endorf; Cadence Faurote; Garrett Fuelling; Rachel Klingensmith; Chabelle Lawler; Shannon Lee; Michaela Miller; Josh Porter; Jordan Rumschlag; Spencer Saunders; Adam Smith; Alyssa Strickler; and Mikayla Voglewede; • Athletic Blanket Award: Hope Adams received eight letters: four for boys soccer manager, three from wrestling manager and one for softball; Kylie Beery received 12 letters: four for soccer, three for fall cheerleading, three for winter cheerleading and two for tennis; Macy Burkholder received eight letters: four each for soccer and for wrestling manager; Chase Ellsworth received nine letters: four for football, four for gold and one for basketball; Sarah Evans received nine letters: two for cross country manager, four for swimming, one for track manager and two for track; Bailee Hankenson received nine letters: four for volleyball, four for track and one for swimming; Holly Hankenson received eight letters: four for volleyball and four for track; Rachel Klingensmith received 12 letters: four for golf, four for swimming and four for track; Josh por ter received eight letters: four for cross country and four for track; Katrina Robinson received nine letters: four for fall cheerleading, three for winter cheerleading and two for track; Courtney Scherer received 11 letters: four for soccer, three for basketball and four for softball; and Alyssa Strickler received eight letters: four for track, three for soccer and one for cross country; •Al Lindahl Athletic Award: Chase Ellsworth; • Phyllis Hebble Athletic Award: Bailey Hankenson; and Holly Hankenson; • U.S. Marine Corps Awards, Sgt. 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DEAR HARRIETTE: My daughter, who recently turned 21, sent me a two-word text message: “I’m pregnant.” She has been dating a young man for less than a year, and I’m disappointed by this outcome. I do not know if I should lecture her on how she should live her life. I need some words of encouragement before I say something terrible about her pregnancy. Any suggestions? -- Incredulous, Bay City, Mich. DEAR INCREDULOUS: I bet it took a lot of courage for your daughter to write you that two-word text. Chances are she is nervous, afraid, worried and possibly happy too. Rather than scold her, you need to talk to her, preferably in person. If you haven’t already, start by responding to her text and asking her how she is doing. The best thing you can do right now is to establish a clear line of communication with your daughter so that she feels at ease discussing with you how she is feeling, where her head is around this pregnancy and what the next steps are going to be. You can help her by being a sounding board for all that she is thinking and feeling. Ask her about her vision of her future and how a child can or cannot fit into it. Find out if the father intends to be an integral part of the family should she/they decide to keep the child. Talk about all options, from getting married and having the baby, not getting married and having the baby, being a single mom without his support, giving the baby up for adoption, to having an abortion. As difficult as these conversations may be, they are important so that your daughter can be crystal clear about her choices. If she intends to keep the baby, talk about prenatal care, insurance, work, money, her future, the baby’s future. Also, establish what you believe you will and will not do as it relates to caring for this child. Many grandmothers like you end up being the principal caregivers when their children have children young. Decide what you are willing to do, and make that clear up front. DEAR HARRIETTE: My mother recently came to visit me at college and took my boyfriend and me out to dinner. After we finished eating, we sat across the table from my mother and had a post-dinner conversation. I put my arm around his neck and began playing with his ear. I did not think anything of it, but my mother stared from across the table shocked. After we dropped off my boyfriend, my mother told me that ear fondling is not appropriate in public. I was surprised because I didn’t think it was a big deal. I like public displays of affection, and I do not see why that little gesture would make people around us uncomfortable. -PDAs, Laredo, Tex. DEAR PDAS: The person who was uncomfortable was your mother, likely because that “little gesture” suggests intimacy, something that may be difficult for your mother to accept is part of your life. Out of respect for your mother, refrain from touching your boyfriend in front of her. In general, read the room where you are and the people around you to determine what public displays of affection will be welcome and act accordingly.
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New Russian sanctions to be levied today by US
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Seeking to ratchet up pressure on Vladimir Putin, President Barack Obama said the United States will levy new sanctions today on Russian individuals and companies in retaliation for Moscow’s alleged provocations in Ukraine. Obama said the targets of the sanctions would include high-technology exports to Russia’s defense industry. The full list of targets will be announced by officials in Washington later Monday and are also expected to include wealthy individuals close to Putin, the Russian president. ‘‘The goal here is not to go after Mr. Putin personally,’’ Obama said. ‘‘The goal is to change his calculus with respect to how the current actions that he’s engaging in could have an adverse impact on the Russian economy over the long haul.’’ Obama announced the sanctions during a news conference in the Philippines, his final stop on a four-country Asia swing. The president has been building a case for this round of penalties throughout his trip, both in his public comments and in private conversations with European leaders. The new sanctions are intended to build on earlier U.S. and European visa bans and asset freezes imposed on Russian officials, including many in Putin’s inner circle, after Moscow annexed the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine last month. White House officials say they decided last week to impose additional penalties after determining that Russia had not lived up to its commitments under a fragile diplomatic accord aimed at easing the crisis in Ukraine. But the U.S. held off on implementing the sanctions in order to coordinate its actions with the European Union, which could also announce new penalties as early as Monday. The failed diplomatic agreement reached in Geneva just over a week ago called on the Kremlin to use its influence to get pro-Russian insurgents to leave the government buildings they have occupied in eastern Ukraine. But those forces have not only balked at leaving those buildings, but have also stepped up their provocations, including capturing European military observers who were paraded by the militants before the media Sunday.
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MONDAY, ApRIL 28, 2014
Squaws take seventh place at Turtle Town Invitational
CHURUBUSCO—The Bellmont Squaws track team set 20 season personal best times Saturday at the annual Turtle Town Invitational and ended up finishing seventh in the team standings of the Gold Division. The Squaws didn't garner any blue ribbons in the event but that didn't stop BHS coach Carl Risch from being enthused about their performance. "I told the girls before the meet that anything over 40 points would be a great day for us and we finished with 42 (Warsaw easily won the Gold Division by nearly doubling the score of second place East Noble 141.5 to 71.5). With the kids we had at Churubusco on Saturday, we did well, real well," Risch noted, adding "a lot of the kids who wouldn't have normally had a chance to run had the ability to participate. We were really pleased with their effort." Columbia City was third overall with 64 (Kalisha Goree of the Eagles was the top individual scorer in the meet with 27 points) followed by North Side 59, DeKalb 56, Leo 53.5, Bellmont 42, Lakeland 38, Angola 36.5, West Noble 29, Wawasee 17, and Heritage 15. Bellmont was led in scoring by senior Cadi Faurote with 11 team points which Risch said was noteworthy since she ran three distance events. Her top performance of the long day came in the 3200 race when she recorded her first sub-12 minute outdoor run of the year and lifetime best effort of 11:50.60 to end up second behind Alexia Zawadzke of East Noble (11:43.54). Faurote set a personal best mark in the 1600 of 5:42.60 for seventh overall and joined teammates Emily Roman, Amberly Gutierrez, and Grace Fisher in the 4 x 8 relay for a 10:49.16 finish which was good for fifth place. "The big thing about Cadi's performance is that she ran distance events and got better in each event she ran," Risch praised. Roman "had a fantastic 800 run and was a key factor in our 4 x 8 and 4 x 4 teams placing as well," Risch pointed out. Roman posted a 2:30.37 time in the 800 for third place (Warsaw went 1-2 in the event) and had strong split in the 4 x 4 race with teammates Grace Fisher, Alyssa Strickler and Ally Norby joining her in a fifth place finish. Junior Kenzie Funk had strong throws in the shot put and discus. She was third in the discus at 107'06, a personal best, and Risch said he feels that by the end of the year, Funk may be in position to challenge a longtime school record in the event of 118'7 set by Pam Ripley in 1989. Funk added another four team points in the shot put going 33'7 3/4 for fifth place. Norby "had her best meet of the year to date" according to Risch with a sixth place finish in the high jump at 4'8 and she won her heat (one of three run) in the 300 low hurdles with a season best clocking of :53.18. When times from the three heats were analyzed, Norby finished fifth overall. Rachel Klingensmith cleared 8'0 in the pole vault along with three others but with the number of missed attempts, she placed eighth. Several other nonscoring performances were lauded by Risch as well for the Squaws. He noted Fisher had personal best splits in leading off the 4 x 4 relay and as the anchor of the 4 x 8 team and the 4 x 1 relay crew of Mae Baczynski, Alyssa Brune, Taylor Erxleben, and Klingensmith had their best time of the season. Gutierrez again ran personal best times in all of her events (something she's done in every meet she's run this year, a feat Risch noted was a rarity), and Jessica Hedrick slashed 2.12 seconds off her previous best 300 low hurdles time of :59.55 to go :57.43. Risch pointed out "in an event like that to cut a couple of tenths of a second off is good, to go over two seconds faster is tremendous." Schools in the Turtle Town Invitational are placed in either the Gold Division (larger schools) or Black Division (smaller schools) based on school population. The host Eagles easily won the Black Division with 141 points while others included Whitko 92, Westview 82, Culver Community 58, Manchester 51, Fremont 49.5, Central Noble 35.5, Garrett 31, Woodlan 29.5, Eastside 25.5, Canterbury 18, and Prairie Heights 11. Bellmont is scheduled to return to track action Tuesday night at home as they host Norwell in a Northeast Hoosier Conference boys and girls meet starting at 5 p.m.
OVER THE TOP—Rachel Klingensmith clears the bar on her pole vaulting effort. The senior finished with an eighth place finish at 8’0”. Several of the Squaws were missing Saturday participating in club sports. (Archive photo)
GENEVA— After placing second last season, the Starfires settled for fourth place at their own golf invitational at the Golf Course of the Limberlost on Saturday shooting a 371 as a team. The Stars were led by Cal Clouser who was second overall with a 78 (+7) on the day behind only tournament winner Shenandoah's Ryan Farmer who had a medalist honors 74 (+3). Derek Fox finished with an 88 for the Stars as well, good enough for eighth place overall in the 11-team field. Shenandoah won with a 352 as a team followed by Jay County's 357 in second place and Fremont's bronze performance at 363 strokes. Beyond the Stars in fourth were Bluffton with a 373, Northeastern with a 379, Winchester with a 385 in seventh, Garrett with a 393, Southern Wells with a 418, Adams Central with a 456, and Seton Catholic with a 488 in 11th. Beyond Clouser and Fox, Jacob Rife shot a 100 for the Stars with Brad Green ending with 105 and Nick Wurster shot a 124. For Adams Central, Benton Griffiths landed a 104 as team tops followed by Coleton Wilkins with a 114, Jared Lehman with a 118, Corban Ochsner with a 120, and Grant Christian with a 128. For Jay County, Evan Mathias shot third best in the tournament with an 80, while Karsten Cooper was fourth with an 83 and Bluffton's Ethan Kitt shot an 86 for fifth place.
For the Lady Starfires, they opened their day with a win over North Side 5-0 led by Brittany Potts at one singles who won in a third-set super-tiebreak over Rutkowski 6-4, 4-6, (8-10). At two singles, Maddie Graber won over Williams 7-5, 6-4, and Maddy Kloepper bested Mennewisch 6-1, 6-0. In doubles, Kylea Pierce and Riley Liechty won in a superset over Reynolds/Freeman 6-2, 2-6, 7-10 at one, while Erika Miller and Kara Seffernick defeated Walker/Schindler 6-2, 6-0. Against South Side, Potts downed Long 7-5, 6-2 at one singles, while Graber beat Naing 6-3, 6-2 and Kloepper was a winner over Ankenbruck 6-1, 6-0. In doubles, Pierce/Liechty won over Klutz/ Sheppard in a superset 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 5-10, while at two doubles, Miller/Seffernick downed Stalling/ Buffenbarger 6-0, 6-1. AC is 4-2 on the year now, while the Stars are 4-3.
BLACKFORD— Both Adams Central and Bellmont were invited to the Bruins' softball invitational on Saturday as the two county rivals faced off for the second time this season in the consolation game in the afternoon. Bellmont played in the opener losing to the host school Blackford by a 9-2 score. Central dropped their game against Griffith 4-2 before meeting up with the Squaws in a 15-7 effort improving to 8-2 on the season with the split effort. Against the Bruins, the Squaws allowed five runs in the opening frame setting the tone as they adjusted to several reserve players playing in the game with varsity members missing in action. The Squaws would settle down getting a run in the top of the second and another in the top of the fifth but Blackford scored four more in the sixth to seal the game. Courtney Scherer had three of the six hits for Bellmont in the first game, while Maddi Malone and Beka Wilder scored the Squaws' only runs and Madison Thrailkill had the team's only RBI. Wilder took the loss allowing nine runs on six hits with three walks and a K. Against Central, Bellmont managed seven runs on nine hits but had no answer for the Lady Jets' bats on defense as the Monroe squad tallied 15 hits in their second win over Bellmont this year. The game was tied 3-3 after the Squaws put up
a trio of runs in the bottom of the second but AC added six in the third to break the game open bringing another across in the fourth for a 10-3 lead. Bellmont's final four runs came in the bottom of the fourth making it 10-7 but the Jets would get three in the fifth and one each in the sixth and seventh to pad the lead and end the threat. Jayla Byer had the game of the day for AC going 4-4 with two RBIs including four runs scored and a double. Annie Isch and Liz Luginbill each had two hits in the win. For Bellmont, Sadie Alberson, Lexi Hammond and Abbie Lepper contributed two hits apiece with Wilder adding a hit and two RBIs. Wilder pitched seven more innings for the loss allowing 15 runs on 15 hits with three walks and two K's. For AC, Madi Schwartz pitched three innings allowing three runs on four hits with a walk and two K's. Abby Busse pitched the game's final four innings allowing four runs on five hits with a walk and two K's. In the AC opener against Griffith, the home team Panthers broke a scoreless tie with all four of their runs in the third (all unearned) and the Lady Jets could only muster a run in the fifth and sixth losing 4-2 despite grabbing 10 hits in the loss. Kara Keller stroked a solo homerun in the seventh going 3-4, while Luginbill, Byer and Isch each had two hits each for Central. Schwartz took the loss allowing no earned runs on four hits with two walks and a strikeout. Busse pitched the last three innings allowing no hits with a walk and two K's.
MONROE— Adams Central hosted both Fort Wayne North and South for a quad with the Lady Stars from Berne on Saturday as the Adams County teams both blanked the Summit City racketeers 5-0 in each contest. For Adams Central, Whitney Peterson downed Madison Long of South Side at one singles 6-2, 6-4, while Jenna Lehman was a winner at two 7-5, 6-4 against Zin Naing and Olivia Mishler won at three over Shayli Ankenbruck 6-1, 6-0. In doubles, Katie Carroll and Abby Snyder toppled Rachel Klotz and Katie Sheppard 6-1, 6-1 and at two dubs, Jenni Baumer and Anna Burkhart downed Vashon Stalling and Alysia Buffenbarger 6-2, 6-0. Against North Side, Peterson defeated Elly Rukowski 6-1, 6-3, while at two Lehman won 6-4, 6-2 and Mishler won 6-1, 6-0 at three over Andrea Mennewisch. On the doubles side, Carroll/Snyder won out over Kyonnie Freeman and Maizy Reynolds 6-0, 6-2 and at two doubles Baumer/Burkhart downed Natalia Walker and Charity Schindler 6-1, 6-1.
A three-run home run by Brian Hakes helped Indiana Tech jump to an early lead in the second game of a doubleheader and the Indiana Tech Warriors went on to an 8-3 victory in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday, completing a four-game sweep of Cornerstone University on Senior Weekend at Tech. Tech posted 13-1 and 7-5 wins on Friday and won Saturday’s first game, 14-10. The Warriors, who stand at 27-19-1 on the season, travel to Manchester University on Tuesday, then host Aquinas for doubleheaders on Wednesday (starting at 3 p.m.) and Thursday (1 p.m.). The series finale was never in doubt as freshman Brian Gremaux, a Concordia grad, tossed a competed game. Tech’s offense then went to work in the first inning as Brian Brudi singled in two runs to take the early lead and Hakes extended that lead with a three-run home run over the left field wall, making it 5-0. It was his second homer in five games. Three consecutive hits by Romer Portes, Jacob Dunnichay and Hakes to lead off the third inning made it 7-2 Tech.
Bellmont vs. Columbia City on Tuesday, April 29th
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Lagano sneaks in 2nd DDD SPORTs SCOREBOARd win at Richmond
By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — From perfect weather and a big crowd to a classic short-track finish and the fisticuffs afterward, NASCAR hardly could have asked for more from its first visit to Richmond International Raceway. Joey Logano emerged as the big winner by deftly taking advantage of a three-way duel of former champions Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth and Brad Keselowski, sneaking by them for his second victory. When it was over, what happened in the three-way battle left Keselowski talking as if he had moved Kenseth to the top of his list, and Marcos Ambrose didn’t even bother making a list. He responded instead to a shove from Casey Mears with a punch in the face that was captured on video. Then there was Dale Earnhardt Jr., whose father all but perfected the beating and banging style that has made short-track racing so popular, dismissing all the fried emotions with a glib, ‘‘Get over it.’’ It was all plenty to keep racing fans talking for days. ‘‘We’re looking at the video,’’ NASCAR’s vice president of competition Robin Pemberton told reporters afterward of the punch. ‘‘It doesn’t seem to be much. We’ll take a look Monday and Tuesday.’’ Forgive Logano if he watches the ending a few times more himself. He started fourth on the restart with nine laps to go, his outside position a distinct disadvantage, as evidenced by the duel emerging between the drivers who started first, third and fifth. Logano’s Team Penske teammate Keselowski seemed to have the fastest car, but with Kenseth doing all he could to fend off both Keselowski and Gordon, an inside lane opened up, and Logano was more than happy to make his move. His outlook on the task at hand once the last green flag dropped suggests that after tinkering with cars and formats and the value of winning races, NASCAR is onto something that resonates with fans and drivers alike with its new format. ‘‘Obviously I was able to see that in front of me and wanted to make sure I was close enough when something happened I was able to take advantage of it, and that’s what I was able to do,’’ Logano said. ‘‘Restarts, anything, it comes down to the end of the race. Patience is out the window. It’s all about just go for it. I think that’s what the fans want. That’s what you’ve got this year. ‘‘You’ve got the new point system where everyone just goes for wins and you’ve got late race cautions, and everyone has the same attitudes. Everyone is, ‘The heck with it. If we crash, we crash. We’re going for wins.’’’
Major League Baseball
National League By The Associated Press East Division W L Pct Atlanta 17 7 .708 New York 14 11 .560 Washington 14 12 .538 Philadelphia 13 12 .520 Miami 11 14 .440 Central Division W L Pct Milwaukee 18 7 .720 St. Louis 14 12 .538 Cincinnati 11 14 .440 Pittsburgh 10 16 .385 Chicago 8 16 .333 West Division W L Pct San Francisco 15 10 .600 Colorado 14 12 .538 Los Angeles 14 12 .538 San Diego 12 14 .462 Arizona 8 20 .286
GB — 3 1/2 4 4 1/2 6 1/2 GB — 4 1/2 7 8 1/2 9 1/2 GB — 1 1/2 1 1/2 3 1/2 8 1/2
ilwaukee (Lohse 4-1) at St. Louis M (Lynn 4-1), 8:15 p.m. Colorado (Chatwood 1-0) at Arizona (Bolsinger 1-1), 9:40 p.m. San Diego (Stults 1-2) at San Fran cisco (M.Cain 0-3), 10:15 p.m. American League By The Associated Press East Division W L Pct New York 15 10 .600 Baltimore 12 12 .500 Toronto 12 13 .480 Boston 12 14 .462 Tampa Bay 11 14 .440 Central Division W L Pct Detroit 12 9 .571 Minnesota 12 11 .522 Chicago 13 13 .500 Kansas City 12 12 .500 Cleveland 11 14 .440 West Division W L Pct Oakland 15 10 .600 Texas 15 10 .600 Los Angeles 11 13 .458 Seattle 10 14 .417 Houston 9 17 .346
GB — 2 1/2 3 3 1/2 4 GB — 1 1 1/2 1 1/2 3 GB — — 3 1/2 4 1/2 6 1/2
(M.Perez 4-0), 8:05 p.m. Detroit (Verlander 3-1) at Chicago White Sox (Quintana 1-2), 8:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 4-0) at Minne sota (Gibson 3-1), 8:10 p.m. Toronto (McGowan 1-1) at Kansas City (Vargas 2-0), 8:10 p.m. Washington (G.Gonzalez 3-1) at Houston (Cosart 1-2), 8:10 p.m. Cleveland (Kluber 2-2) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 1-2), 10:05 p.m.
——— Saturday’s Games Washington 4, San Diego 0 San Francisco 5, Cleveland 3 Pittsburgh 6, St. Louis 1 Milwaukee 5, Chicago Cubs 3 Atlanta 4, Cincinnati 1 Miami 7, N.Y. Mets 6, 10 innings Philadelphia 6, Arizona 5 L.A. Dodgers 6, Colorado 3 Sunday’s Games N.Y. Mets 4, Miami 0 Atlanta 1, Cincinnati 0, 10 innings San Diego 4, Washington 2 Chicago Cubs 4, Milwaukee 0 St. Louis 7, Pittsburgh 0 San Francisco 4, Cleveland 1 Colorado 6, L.A. Dodgers 1 Philadelphia 2, Arizona 0 Monday’s Games Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 0-2) at Cincinnati (Simon 3-1), 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Gallardo 2-0) at St. Louis (Wacha 2-2), 8:15 p.m. Colorado (Morales 2-1) at Arizona (Miley 2-2), 9:40 p.m. San Diego (T.Ross 2-3) at San Fran cisco (Bumgarner 2-2), 10:15 p.m. Tuesday’s Games N.Y. Mets (Niese 1-2) at Philadelphia (Hamels 0-1), 7:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Morton 0-3) at Baltimore (Tillman 3-1), 7:05 p.m. Atlanta (A.Wood 2-3) at Miami (Fer nandez 3-1), 7:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (E.Jackson 1-2) at Cincinnati (Cingrani 2-2), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 4-0) at Minne sota (Gibson 3-1), 8:10 p.m. Washington (G.Gonzalez 3-1) at Houston (Cosart 1-2), 8:10 p.m.
——— Saturday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 4, L.A. Angels 3 Boston 7, Toronto 6 Minnesota 5, Detroit 3 San Francisco 5, Cleveland 3 Baltimore 3, Kansas City 2, 10 innings Houston 7, Oakland 6 Tampa Bay 4, Chicago White Sox 0 Texas 6, Seattle 3 Sunday’s Games Toronto 7, Boston 1 Kansas City 9, Baltimore 3 Houston 5, Oakland 1 Chicago White Sox 9, Tampa Bay 2 Detroit at Minnesota, ppd., inclement weather San Francisco 4, Cleveland 1 Seattle 6, Texas 5 N.Y. Yankees 3, L.A. Angels 2 Monday’s Games Oakland (Gray 3-1) at Texas (Darvish 1-0), 8:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Odorizzi 1-2) at Chicago White Sox (Rienzo 1-0), 8:10 p.m. Cleveland (Masterson 0-0) at L.A. Angels (Skaggs 2-0), 10:05 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Pittsburgh (Morton 0-3) at Baltimore (Tillman 3-1), 7:05 p.m. Seattle (C.Young 0-0) at N.Y. Yan kees (Sabathia 3-2), 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Bedard 0-1) at Boston (Lackey 3-2), 7:10 p.m. Oakland (Kazmir 3-0) at Texas
By The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA Columbus 3 1 3 12 10 7 Sporting KCity 3 2 2 11 9 6 D.C. 3 2 2 11 10 8 New England 3 3 2 11 7 9 New York 2 2 5 11 13 12 Toronto FC 3 3 0 9 6 7 Houston 2 4 2 8 8 13 Philadelphia 1 3 5 8 9 11 Montreal 1 4 3 6 7 14 Chicago 0 1 6 6 10 11 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA Seattle 5 2 1 16 18 12 FC Dallas 5 2 1 16 18 14 Real SaltLake 3 0 5 14 13 8 Colorado 3 2 2 11 9 9 Vancouver 2 2 4 10 12 10 Los Angeles 2 1 2 8 7 4 San Jose 1 2 3 6 6 7 Chivas USA 1 4 3 6 8 14 Portland 0 3 5 5 9 13 OTE: Three points for victory, one N point for tie. ——— Wednesday’s Games New York 4, Houston 0 Saturday’s Games Montreal 1, Philadelphia 0 Seattle FC 4, Colorado 1 D.C. United 4, FC Dallas 1 Columbus 1, New York 1, tie New England 2, Sporting Kansas City 0 Real Salt Lake 2, Vancouver 2, tie San Jose 1, Chivas USA 0 Sunday’s Games Houston 1, Portland 1, tie Saturday, May 3 New England at Toronto FC, 1 p.m. San Jose at Vancouver, 7 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Colorado, 9 p.m. Philadelphia at Seattle FC, 10 p.m. Houston at Chivas USA, 10:30 p.m. D.C. United at Portland, 10:30 p.m. Sunday, May 4 New York at FC Dallas, 3 p.m. Columbus at Sporting Kansas City, 4 By The Associated Press
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Sunday’s Sports Transactions
BASEBALL Major League Baseball MLB — Suspended Minnesota INF Jonatan Hinojosa (Cedar RapidsMWL) 50 games after a positive test for metabolites of Nandrolone under the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Placed 1B Chris Davis on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 26. Recalled INF Jemile Weeks from Norfolk (AHL). CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Selected the contract of RHP Scott Carroll from Charlotte (IL). Transferred OF Avisail Garcia to the 60-day DL. DETROIT TIGERS — Placed RHP Anibal Sanchez on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Justin Miller from Toledo (IL). LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Selected the contract of RHP Michael Morin from Salt Lake City (PCL). Optioned OF Brennan Boesch to Salt Lake City. Designated LHP Michael Roth for assignment. NEW YORK YANKEES — Recalled RHP Preston Claiborne from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Placed RHP Bruce Billings on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 26. TEXAS RANGERS — Activated LHP Matt Harrison from the 15-day DL. Optioned INF Luis Sardinas to Frisco (Texas). National League LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Recalled INF Carlos Triunfel from Albuquerque (PCL). Optioned RHP Jose Dominguez to Albuquerque. PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Recalled RHP Casey Sadler from Indianapolis (IL). Optioned RHP Jared Hughes to Indianapolis. WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Placed OF Bryce Harper on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 26. HOCKEY National Hockey League DETROIT RED WINGS — Assigned F Tomas Jurco, F Riley Sheahan, D Xavier Ouellet and G Jake Paterson to Grand Rapids (AHL). American Hockey League CHICAGO WOLVES — Reassigned F Eric Kattelus to Kalamazoo (ECHL). SOCCER Major League Soccer SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC — Recalled MF-F David Estrada from Atlanta (NASL). COLLEGE UCLA — Announced G Jordan Adams has decided to enter the NBA draft.
Blackhawks series with Blues in win, 5-1
CHICAGO (AP) — Duncan Keith had a goal and three assists, and the Chicago Blackhawks used a four-goal third period to finish off the St. Louis Blues with a 5-1 victory in Game 6 of their first-round playoff series on Sunday. Chicago won four in a row after a slow start in St. Louis. The defending Stanley Cup champions will play the winner of the Minnesota-Colorado series in the Western Conference semifinals. The Avalanche lead the Wild 3-2 heading into Game 6 in Minnesota on Monday night. Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp, Andrew Shaw and Keith scored in the third period as the Blackhawks improved to 14-2 in home playoff games over the last two seasons. Corey Crawford made 35 saves, keeping Chicago in a tie game when St. Louis controlled the second period. DUCKS 5, STARS 4, OT DALLAS (AP) — Nick Bonino scored 2:47 into overtime, after getting one of Anaheim’s two goals late in regulation, and the Ducks eliminated Dallas in six games. Bonino took a wrist shot from in front of the net after getting a pass from Andrew Cogliano, and made sure the Ducks didn’t need a Game 7 to advance in the playoffs for only the second time since winning their lone Stanley Cup title seven years ago. The Ducks scored twice in the final 2:10 of regulation to force overtime for the first time in the series. Bonino skated around the from behind the net and got a puck over Kari Lehtonen’s left shoulder to get the Ducks within 4-3. Anaheim got the overtime-forcing goal with 24 seconds left after a wild scramble in front of the net with an extra skater and Lehtonen without his stick. When the puck trickled free, Devante Smith-Pelly pushed into the open gap for his second goal of the game for a 4-4 tie. Corey Perry had the primary assists on both third-period goals for the Ducks, who will have to wait to see who they play in the second round. Teemu Selanne assisted on the first two Anaheim goals, by Smith-Pelly and Ben Lovejoy.
Sterling, Clippers face major turmoil upcoming
By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer The Los Angeles Clippers have Monday off. Adam Silver likely won’t get that same luxury. Facing the first real crisis of his short tenure as NBA commissioner, Silver is under pressure to swiftly bring some sort of resolution to the scandal surrounding Clippers owner Donald Sterling and the racially charged comments he allegedly made in a recorded conversation, portions of which were released over the weekend by TMZ and Deadspin. The matter will not go away anytime soon, but the players’ association is hoping Silver rules before the Clippers play host to Golden State in a critical Game 5 of their knotted-up Western Conference firstround series on Tuesday night. That means plenty of eyeballs will remain on the commissioner’s office Monday, waiting to see if any word is coming. ‘‘This situation is a massive distraction for the league right now,’’ said Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, the former NBA All-Star who is serving as an adviser to the National Basketball Players Association while the Sterling matter plays out. ‘‘It must be addressed immediately.’’ Silver’s first priority is verifying Sterling’s voice is on the recording. From there, Silver’s next move remains unclear. He works for the owners — and so far that group seems to have no sympathy for Sterling’s latest controversy. Among those who have spoken out publicly to condemn the alleged Sterling remarks: Washington’s Ted Leonsis, Miami’s Micky Arison and perhaps most notably, Charlotte’s Michael Jordan, who won six NBA titles as a player. ‘‘I’m obviously disgusted that a fellow team owner could hold such sickening and offensive views,’’ Jordan said in a statement released Sunday. Silver started as commissioner Feb. 1, replacing the retired David Stern.
Trevor Daley scored twice on breakaways, the first goal coming after he got the puck charging out of the penalty box, and had an assist for the Stars. RANGERS 4, FLYERS 2 NEW YORK (AP) — brad Richards and Dominic Moore scored secondperiod goals, and Henrik Lundqvist made 24 saves as the Rangers pushed the Flyers to the brink of elimination. Defenseman Marc Staal gave the Rangers the lead in the first period and they extended it in the second in taking a 3-2 edge in the first-round series. Game 6 is Tuesday in Philadelphia. If necessary, a deciding seventh game would be back at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday.
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Braves suffer first losses of season at Huntington North
HUNTINGTON— Bellmont dropped their first two losses of the season on the road Saturday against future NHC opponents Huntington North. In the opener, the Braves lost a 12-6 decision thanks to an 8-run flood in the second inning. In the second game, the Braves could not get the bats going in a 9-1 loss. Josh Brune did his best to will the Braves to a win with a three-hit game, but the Vikings' 11-hit effort at a team was too much to overcome. Braves' hurler Ryan Okoniewski managed just 1.2 innings of work allowing eight runs on eighth hits with two walks and a strikeout. Coming in for the sophomore was Trace Bauer on the hill for the Braves and Huntington North's lineup had no answer for him as he pitched the final 4.1 innings allowing just zero earned runs on three hits with a walk and three K's. Huntington North's Caleb Landrum struck out six, walked two and gave up nine hits in the victory. In the top of the first, the Braves grabbed the early lead, 3-0 starting with a single from Brune. Jake Hall singled in a run, then scored on an error and Parker Zeser scored on a bases loaded walk. The Bellmont Braves got one-run rallies in the second inning and the fourth but Huntington North never surrendered the lead after the second inning, scoring eight runs on a two-run double by Devon Goelz and four singles. After pushing across one run in the top of the fourth, the Braves faced just a 8-5 deficit. An RBI double by Mason Shinabery fueled the Braves' comeback, but Landrum got out of the inning. North answered the Braves' top inning with two runs of its own in the fourth. Huntington North scored on an error and a sacrifice fly by Green. Adam Weaver had two hits in the game for Bellmont. In game two, Jake Hall went 3-4 at the plate, but the Bellmont Braves fell 9-1 despite the sophomore's efforts. Walker Spahr got it done on the rubber on the way to a win for the Vikings as he allowed just the one run over 6.1 innings. Spahr struck out four, walked four and scattered five hits. Sawyer Boyd was the game's losing pitcher. He lasted just two innings, walked three, struck out one, and allowed two runs. Huntington North never surrendered the lead after the second inning, scoring two runs on a sacrifice fly by Joe Green and an RBI single by Landrum. Huntington North tacked on another four runs in the fifth. Austin Elzroth's RBI single got things going for the Vikings. In the seventh, the Braves managed to get a run on the board thanks to an RBI groundout by Brune. A C / M O N R O E CENTRAL MONROE— Adams Central made up their double header with Monroe Central on Saturday splitting with the Golden Bears in games of 10-5 and 4-3 respectively. The Jets record stands at 7-2 with the split. In the opener, neither team struck the scoreboard until the fourth when Isaac Soldner doubled then scored on a Cooper Hill single to make it 1-1. Monroe Central opened up the lead with a pair of runs in the fifth inning on a two-run single from Jake Combs to make it 3-1. The Jets would tie the game back up in the sixth when Luke Liter singled, then scored on an error in the outfield during Soldner's at-bat. Andrew Hammond singled in the sixth and scored on a Clayton Harkless double tying the game. The Jets walked off in the bottom of the seventh after Jaron Bittner started the inning off with a double. The Bears elected to load the bases with intentional walks to Conner Lengerich and Liter putting the force at home but Kyle Baker singled to end the game. Sophomore Matt Baker earned the complete game victory with three runs allowed on four hits and six K's. In the second game, Monroe Central scored one in the first inning and five more in the second to take a 6-0 lead before the AC bats picked up in the third. With two outs, Lengerich tripled to right-center and scored on an error from the catcher in the third. The Jets then had their best inning in the fourth scoring four runs. After a Hill walk, Matt Baker doubled and Cody Crump grounded out to second scoring Hill. Colton Mountz would also get an RBI groundout to score Baker before Harkless walked to start a new rally. Lengerich, Hammond, Kyle Baker and Soldner all singled in succession resulting in two more runs and a 6-5 game. The Jets did not score again, however, as Monroe Central tacked on two more insurance runs in the fifth and another pair in the sixth for their final advantage. Hill took the loss allowing six runs on six hits in just 1.2 innings of work. Harkless allowed four runs on five hits in 3.2 innings, while Liter pitched the
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry made a career playoff-high seven 3-pointers and scored 33 points, leading the Golden State Warriors past the Los Angeles 118-97 on Sunday to even the series. The All-Star guard made his first five 3s to give Golden State a 20-point lead in the first quarter that held up most of the way. Curry shot 10 for 20 from the floor, including 7 of 14 from beyond the arc, and had seven assists and seven rebounds to help the Warriors snap a twogame skid. Golden State outshot Los Angeles 55.4 to 42.9 percent. The Clippers had 19 turnovers, while the Warriors had a series-low 15 turnovers. Andre Iguodala added 22 points and nine assists, and David Lee, Klay Thompson and Harrison Barnes each scored 15. Jamal Crawford scored 26 points, and Blake Griffin had 21 points and six rebounds. WIZARDS 98, BULLS 89 WASHINGTON (AP) — Trevor Ariza had a career playoff-high 30 points, and Washington scored the first 14 points of the game and barely looked back in taking a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference series. John Wall added 15 points and 10 assists for the Wizards, who forced 16 turnovers and committed only six. Washington played without forward Nene, who was suspended for grabbing Jimmy Butler by the head in Game 3. The Wizards are looking to win a playoff series for only the third time since the 1970s. They can finish off the Bulls in Game 5 on Tuesday in Chicago. Taj Gibson scored a career-high 32 points on 13 for 16 shooting for Chicago, but his teammates combined to go 22 for 62 from the field.
final 1.2 innings of scoreless ball allowing two hits. SA/EASTERN GREENTOWN— The constellations aligned as South Adams visited Eastern on Saturday nabbing 11 runs in the final four innings to earn an 11-5 victory against the Comets to give the Stars their third win of the season. South Adams, now 3-8 on the year, trailed 1-0 after three innings but grabbed four in the top of the fourth inning. Eastern followed suit tying the game in the bottom half with three runs before the Stars took the lead for good with four more in the top of the fifth. An insurance run in the seventh for SA and one final run in the bottom of the fifth gave the Stars the win 11-5. Collin Affolder, Eric Pimentel, and Logan Stoner were responsible for two hits apiece out of the 11 for the Stars, while Affolder had three RBIs. Chandler Ingle earned the victory on the mound in six frames allowing five runs on five hits with four walks and a strikeout. Justin Nussbaum pitched a perfect seventh striking out one.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Win or lose — and they’ll probably lose — Democrats hope this week’s Senate showdown over raising the federal minimum wage reaps them benefits in November’s congressional elections. Whether they’ll get an Election Day payoff is uncertain. In a Senate vote expected Wednesday, Republicans seem likely to block the Democratic measure, which would gradually raise today’s $7.25 hourly minimum, reaching $10.10 as soon as 2016. Even if the bill, one of President Barack Obama’s top priorities, somehow survives in the Senate, it stands little chance of even getting a vote in the GOP-run House. Who would the proposal most directly affect? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women and young people make up disproportionate por tions of the 3.3 million people who earned $7.25 or less last year. Both groups traditionally skew Democratic, and the party would love to drive them to the polls in November as it battles to retain Senate control. ‘‘It’s a powerful values issue for middle-class voters,’’ Democratic pollster Geoffrey Garin said of the minimum wage push. ‘‘And it’s a powerful motivator for voters in the Democratic base who are a focal point of Democratic efforts to turn out voters in the midterm elections.’’ For Senate Republicans, there is little political incentive to support the measure. The increase is opposed by the GOP’s business allies, and Republican lawmakers say boosting the minimum wage would drive up employers’ costs. They’ve been buttressing that argument with a February study by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, which estimated the $10.10 increase would eliminate around 500,000 jobs — though it also concluded that earnings would rise for at least 16.5 million lowpaid workers. Republican voters also give GOP lawmakers scant reason to back the increase. An Associated PressGfK Poll in January found that while the public supports a minimum wage increase by 55 percent to 21 percent, Republicans oppose it by 39 percent to 32 percent. For tea party voters — who GOP senators hope will vote in large numbers this November — the gap is 43 percent against an increase and 28 percent for it.
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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe real estate agent is taking marketing homes to new heights, along with new complications in federal aviation laws. Agent Brian Tercero has been using a drone to help advertise homes on the market, according to the Santa Fe New Mexican. Video footage from a drone can better convey the appeal of a property than standard marketing photos of trees, he said. ‘‘Flying over (the property) adds a whole other dimension,’’ Tercero said. ‘‘It’s powerful. And it was instrumental in getting the buyer to bite.’’ The Federal Aviation Administration has banned the use of drones for commercial purposes except in the cases of those with special permission from the agency. But a federal judge recently ruled that drones for commercial use don’t fall under FAA regulations. In March, a judge with the National Transportation Safety Board dismissed a $10,000 fine for a businessman who used a glider to take aerial photos for a University of Virginia Medical Center ad. The judge said the drone was not an aircraft as defined by the FAA’s own regulations. The FAA is appealing the decision as it works on new regulations to cover drones. Congress recently requested that the FAA devise a plan to safely integrate unmanned aircraft by September 2015. Tercero said he should be able to use the drone as a real estate agent if the homeowner gives consent. So far, he said, the DJI Phantom, which is 18 inches in diameter, has been used to show undeveloped land in northern New Mexico and for more high-end listings. ‘‘This just makes so much sense for out-of-state and out-of-country clients,’’ Tercero said. But what has become the latest trend in the real estate industry has privacy advocates concerned. Peter Simonson, director of the American Civil Liberties Union in New Mexico, said the public doesn’t get the same protections against invasions of privacy when private entities use drones.
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