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A spokeswoman for
the Adams County chap-
ter of the American Red
Cross has announced
a time change for the
blood drive sched-
uled for next Tuesday
at St. Marks United
Methodist Church on
US 224 West.
The blood collection
will be held from 2- 6
County Engineer Tim
Barkey has announced
that County Road 225
N will be closed between
State Road 101 and
Piqua Road, beginning
C o - S t a t e
Construction of Fort
Wayne will repair and
widen the bridge over
BP Johnson Ditch,
which is expected to
take four to five weeks.
The recent Kick Out
Cancer kickball tour-
nament raised $6,004
to be added to the 2013
Adams County Relay
For Life proceeds, mov-
ing the drive ever closer
to its goal, chairper-
son Jeannie Adkison
The 2013 drive,
which concluded at
the end of August, now
has amassed $98,400
in donations, she said,
with a few more funds
yet to come in.
The 2013 goal is
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An independent newspaper serving Adams County, Indiana since 1857 August 17, 2013 SATURDAY
Blood drive
time changes
Part of road
set to close
Cancer kick
raised just
over $6,000
Three county
offices to
become one?
Two Adams County
office holders, Treasurer
Tom Krueckeberg and
Auditor Mary Beery.
were directed by the
county council this
week to explore options
for turning their offic-
es and the recorder’s
office into one large,
open office.
Council said that
would minimize per-
sonnel and make it
easier for customers to
work with the offices.
All three offices are
located in the Service
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On this date
Today’s Birthdays:
Actress Maureen
O’Hara is 93. Actor
Robert DeNiro is 70
STACKED ... Wood is stacked up around the building next to
Krueckeberg Auction on Adams St, near the Eighth St. intersec-
tion. About 20 Amish men work here to build portable roads
that are then shipped off all over the United States and even to
Canada. One worker said that the roads are used for all types of
purposes, including providing safe travel over swamp land and
foundations for cranes.
(Photo by Rebekah R. Blomenberg)
City man sent
to prison on
gun charges
Members of the Peace Monument
restoration committee are asking all
Adams County military veterans to
turn out for next Saturday’s rededica-
tion ceremony.
“We especially hope all World War II
veterans in the county can attend, and
we urge all veterans to be on hand,”
Dave Meyer, a member of the commit-
tee, said on Friday.
Meyer said special seating will be
arranged for the veterans.
“If you can make it, please come ...
you will be more than welcome,” Meyer
The ceremony is scheduled to start
at 2:30 p.m. next Saturday at the
monument site,
Work around the 100-year-old mon-
ument is going at a swift pace. It
appears that if all continues to go well,
the restored fountain will be in working
order for the ceremony. The monument
had a working fountain when it was
built, but somewhere in time it was
The brick wall with names of veter-
ans isn’t expected to be completed in
time for the ceremony, but could be
Over 500 veterans bricks have been
(Staff Photo)
Work continues Friday at monument site
Vets urged to attend ceremony
Derek T. Zerbe, 20, of
Decatur, pleaded guilty to
two counts of possession
of a firearm by a seri-
ous violent felon and was
sentenced to 10 years
in prison on each count
by Wells Circuit Court
Judge Kent Kiracofe.
The sentences will run
concurrently, but Zerbe
was sentenced to an
additional and consecu-
tive two years for violat-
ing probation with the
new charges.
Zerbe’s prison sen-
tence will begin after a
120-day sentence from
Wells Superior Court for
battery resulting in bodi-
ly injury, which is to be
served after he completes
his sentence from Adams
Circuit Court, according
to the Bluffton News-
In August 2012, the
News-Banner reported,
Zerbe reportedly “flashed
a handgun at an ice
cream truck driver” after
asking the driver to pull
into an alley and being
told that the driver could
not do so. Zerbe told the
driver to stay where he
was and left, but the
driver drove away to help
two boys who wished to
buy ice cream.
Zerbe returned in a car,
blocking the ice cream
truck in and brandish-
ing a handgun, which
the boys also witnessed,
according to the News-
Banner. He returned to
the car when the driver
called 911, tossing the
handgun into the trunk
and covering the license
plate with a pair of sweat-
pants before speeding
away. The car was recov-
ered and impounded, the
handgun located, and
Zerbe became the prime
suspect in the case,
(Continued on page 3A)
STILL STANDING ... All that’s left of the
Decatur Drive-In is this screen which still
stands today off the US 33 bypass south-
east of the city. All traces of the drive-in,
which closed in 1992, are gone as the
Faith Chapel properties now stand on the
site. (Staff Photo)
SA budget plan set; transfer policy revised
Superintendent Scott
Litwiller received at a
meeting this week the
South Adams School
Board’s permission to
advertise the proposed
budget for 2014 at
Tuesday’s meeting.
The budget cur-
rently estimates a total
of $15,220,275 for all
funds, with the general
fund being the largest at
$9,460,099. The tax levy
estimate is $5,444,671,
and the tax rate estimate
is 1.722.
A public hearing on
the budget will be held at
the school board’s meet-
ing at 6 p.m. on Tuesday,
September 10. If every-
thing goes well, the bud-
get will be adopted at the
following monthly meet-
ing, 6 p.m. on Tuesday,
October 8.
However, Litwiller told
the board that it has a
little wiggle room, as the
budget does not abso-
lutely have to be adopted
until November 1.
Also at the meeting:
• The board officially
adopted revised poli-
cies as mandated by the
state in regards to stu-
dent transfer laws. Last
month, Litwiller told the
board that the state now
mandates that if a school
district agrees to accept
one student who lives
outside its district, its
must approve all such
students, with possible
exceptions for those with
extreme disciplinary
issues in the past, or
classes at full capacity.
teaching assistant Kelly
Hawkins’ resignation,
effective August 23, was
• Kristie Brown was
approved as Title I
coordinator, and Heidi
Lehman was replaced by
Aimee Buckland as the
new Special Class coor-
the first day of school
went well, and enroll-
ment is about where it
was this time last year.
Fugitive sex offender sought
Drive-ins face new threat
Associated Press
LANCASTER, Ohio (AP) — Through 80
summers, drive-in theaters have managed
to remain a part of the American fabric, sur-
viving technological advances and changing
tastes that put thousands out of business.
Now the industry says a good chunk of the
350 or so left could be forced to turn out the
lights because they can’t afford to adapt to
the digital age.
Movie studios are phasing out 35 mm
film prints, and the switch to an eventually
all-digital distribution system is pushing
the outdoor theaters to make the expensive
change to digital projectors.
The $70,000-plus investment required
per screen is significant, especially for what
is in most places a summertime busi-
ness kept alive by mom-and-pop operators.
Paying for the switch would suck up most
owners’ profits for years to come.
The United Drive-In Theatre Owners
(Continued on page 3A)
Adams County Crime
Stoppers is is asking for the
public’s assistance in bring-
ing a fugitive to justice.
A Crime Stoppers
announcement said Daniel
Isaac Blevins of Decatur has
two outstanding felony war-
rants, for failure to register
as a sex offender and parole
violation through the Indiana Department
of Corrections.
He is a 25-year-old Caucasian male, 5-8
and 145 pounds. He has a tribal tattoo on
his right upper arm, the names “Molly” and
“Lila” on his lower arm, and a dragon on his
upper right shoulder.
Anyone with information about Blevins
is urged to call Crime Stoppers, (260) 692-
2882, or submit a web tip at www.adam-, or call the sher-
iff’s department, 724-5345.
Tipsters can provide information without
revealing their identity.
Decatur Daily Democrat Page 2A • Saturday, August 17, 2013
Adams Memorial
Hospital Foundation
Proudly Invites You
To Their 1st Annual
Golf Outing!
A day of golf in the sun at beautiful
Cross Creek Golf Club
A day to help raise funds for
Adams Memorial Hospital
10:45-11:45A....................... Registration and Lunch catered
by CASA’s
12:00P................................. Shot Gun Start!
Snack/beverages on course
while golng
6:00P..................................... Social Time, Awards,
and casual dinner
$75 per golfer/ $300 per team. $25 non-golfer for lunch.
Each Participant Receives
Golf Outing
Friday, September 20th, 2013
Cross Creek Golf Club Decatur, IN
Adams Memorial Hospital Foundation
1100 Mercer Avenue
Decatur, Indiana 46733
Awarded for top 3 teams. In addition, there
will be a consolation prize for last place!
Win a Car
Be skillful enough for a hole-in-one on
the designated hole and win a new car.
Details at Event!
Adams Memorial
Hospital Foundation
Proudly Invites You
To Their 1st Annual
Golf Outing!
A day of golf in the sun at beautiful
Cross Creek Golf Club
A day to help raise funds for
Adams Memorial Hospital
10:45-11:45A....................... Registration and Lunch catered
by CASA’s
12:00P................................. Shot Gun Start!
Snack/beverages on course
while golng
6:00P..................................... Social Time, Awards,
and casual dinner
$75 per golfer/ $300 per team. $25 non-golfer for lunch.
Each Participant Receives
Golf Outing
Friday, September 20th, 2013
Cross Creek Golf Club Decatur, IN
Adams Memorial Hospital Foundation
1100 Mercer Avenue
Decatur, Indiana 46733
Awarded for top 3 teams. In addition, there
will be a consolation prize for last place!
Win a Car
Be skillful enough for a hole-in-one on
the designated hole and win a new car.
Details at Event!
Adams Memorial
Hospital Foundation
Proudly Invites You
To Their 1st Annual
Golf Outing!
A day of golf in the sun at beautiful
Cross Creek Golf Club
A day to help raise funds for
Adams Memorial Hospital
10:45-11:45A....................... Registration and Lunch catered
by CASA’s
12:00P................................. Shot Gun Start!
Snack/beverages on course
while golng
6:00P..................................... Social Time, Awards,
and casual dinner
$75 per golfer/ $300 per team. $25 non-golfer for lunch.
Each Participant Receives
Golf Outing
Friday, September 20th, 2013
Cross Creek Golf Club Decatur, IN
Adams Memorial Hospital Foundation
1100 Mercer Avenue
Decatur, Indiana 46733
Awarded for top 3 teams. In addition, there
will be a consolation prize for last place!
Win a Car
Be skillful enough for a hole-in-one on
the designated hole and win a new car.
Details at Event!
Adams Memorial
Hospital Foundation
Proudly Invites You
To Their 1st Annual
Golf Outing!
A day of golf in the sun at beautiful
Cross Creek Golf Club
A day to help raise funds for
Adams Memorial Hospital
10:45-11:45A....................... Registration and Lunch catered
by CASA’s
12:00P................................. Shot Gun Start!
Snack/beverages on course
while golng
6:00P..................................... Social Time, Awards,
and casual dinner
$75 per golfer/ $300 per team. $25 non-golfer for lunch.
Each Participant Receives
Golf Outing
Friday, September 20th, 2013
Cross Creek Golf Club Decatur, IN
Adams Memorial Hospital Foundation
1100 Mercer Avenue
Decatur, Indiana 46733
Awarded for top 3 teams. In addition, there
will be a consolation prize for last place!
Win a Car
Be skillful enough for a hole-in-one on
the designated hole and win a new car.
Details at Event!
Adams Memorial
Hospital Foundation
Proudly Invites You
To Their 1st Annual
Golf Outing!
A day of golf in the sun at beautiful
Cross Creek Golf Club
A day to help raise funds for
Adams Memorial Hospital
10:45-11:45A....................... Registration and Lunch catered
by CASA’s
12:00P................................. Shot Gun Start!
Snack/beverages on course
while golng
6:00P..................................... Social Time, Awards,
and casual dinner
$75 per golfer/ $300 per team. $25 non-golfer for lunch.
Each Participant Receives
Golf Outing
Friday, September 20th, 2013
Cross Creek Golf Club Decatur, IN
Adams Memorial Hospital Foundation
1100 Mercer Avenue
Decatur, Indiana 46733
Awarded for top 3 teams. In addition, there
will be a consolation prize for last place!
Win a Car
Be skillful enough for a hole-in-one on
the designated hole and win a new car.
Details at Event!
Adams Memorial
Hospital Foundation
Proudly Invites You
To Their 1st Annual
Golf Outing!
A day of golf in the sun at beautiful
Cross Creek Golf Club
A day to help raise funds for
Adams Memorial Hospital
10:45-11:45A....................... Registration and Lunch catered
by CASA’s
12:00P................................. Shot Gun Start!
Snack/beverages on course
while golng
6:00P..................................... Social Time, Awards,
and casual dinner
$75 per golfer/ $300 per team. $25 non-golfer for lunch.
Each Participant Receives
Golf Outing
Friday, September 20th, 2013
Cross Creek Golf Club Decatur, IN
Adams Memorial Hospital Foundation
1100 Mercer Avenue
Decatur, Indiana 46733
Awarded for top 3 teams. In addition, there
will be a consolation prize for last place!
Win a Car
Be skillful enough for a hole-in-one on
the designated hole and win a new car.
Details at Event!
Adams Memorial
Hospital Foundation
Proudly Invites You
To Their 1st Annual
Golf Outing!
A day of golf in the sun at beautiful
Cross Creek Golf Club
A day to help raise funds for
Adams Memorial Hospital
10:45-11:45A....................... Registration and Lunch catered
by CASA’s
12:00P................................. Shot Gun Start!
Snack/beverages on course
while golng
6:00P..................................... Social Time, Awards,
and casual dinner
$75 per golfer/ $300 per team. $25 non-golfer for lunch.
Each Participant Receives
Golf Outing
Friday, September 20th, 2013
Cross Creek Golf Club Decatur, IN
Adams Memorial Hospital Foundation
1100 Mercer Avenue
Decatur, Indiana 46733
Awarded for top 3 teams. In addition, there
will be a consolation prize for last place!
Win a Car
Be skillful enough for a hole-in-one on
the designated hole and win a new car.
Details at Event!
Number of Teams Limited. Early Entry Encouraged
Please complete this information for each golfer and return with
$300/team or $75/player for individual entries no later than
Friday, August 30th.
Amount Enclosed $___________________
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Email: _____________________________________
Phone: _____________________________________
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By Jim Schindler
Schindler Sez
Happiness comes from within.
Today’s thought:
“Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that
requires every citizen to prove they are insured … but
not everyone must prove they are a citizen.
“And now, any of those who refuse, or are unable
to prove they are citizens will receive free insurance,
paid for by those who are forced to buy insurance
because they are citizens.”
—Ben Stein
Any decision, rule, or law that defies logic and
common sense, most people would consider moronic.
Therefore, whoever made the above decisions must
be morons. K-9 CARE — Dr. Lorrie Riggs, owner of Red Barn
Veterinary Care in Decatur, is assisting the Adams
County Sheriff’s Department by providing free care
to the department’s K-9 officer, Kaja. According to
Deputy Jim Franze, Kaja’s handler, Riggs has donat-
ed more than $2,500 in medical services “because
she wants the best care possible for Kaja because
of all he does for the department and the surround-
ing units throughout the county.” (Photo provided)
Four defendants
are sentenced
Cleaning up at IU
RoboDesk created for
wheelchair users
Man to prison for gun
death he calls accident
Sentences were hand-
ed down recently in four
cases by Adams Superior
Court by Judge Patrick
Nacole M. Starostka,
25, Olive Hill, Ky., plead-
ed guilty to interference
with custody. She was
sentenced to a year in
jail, all but two weeks
suspended, and released
with time served.
Starostka was given
351 days of probation
and ordered to com-
plete Thinking for Good
or Moral Reconation
Therapy, and also to pay
$958 in court costs, fees,
and restitution.
Kimberly Limbert, 36,
Geneva, pleaded guilty to
operating a vehicle with-
out financial responsibil-
ity. She was sentenced to
a year-long license sus-
pension and ordered to
pay a $144 fine.
Nakia Soto, 22,
Decatur, pleaded guilty
to driving while suspend-
ed. She was handed a
90-day license suspen-
sion and ordered to pay
a $144 fine.
Douglas J. Breauchy,
20, Decatur, pleaded
guilty to illegal consump-
tion of an alcoholic bev-
erage. He was sentenced
to 40 days in jail and
ordered to pay $168 in
court costs.
The Adams County
Commissioners will hold
their weekly meeting on
Monday at 1:30 p.m. in
Room 100A of the Service
Items on the agenda
include reports from the
auditor, county engineer,
highway department, and
Ind. (AP) — A Purdue
University scientist has
developed a motorized
wheelchair tray called
the ‘‘RoboDesk’’ that
helps disabled people
use mobile devices such
as iPads more easily.
The RoboDesk’’ fea-
tures a motorized wheel-
chair mount with an arm
that can deploy or retract
devices such as tablet
computers, but can also
be used as a writing sur-
face or a meal tray.
Its creator is Brad
Duerstock, a Purdue
associate professor
of engineering prac-
tice who’s director of
the Purdue Center for
Paralysis Research.
Duerstock, who’s a quad-
riplegic, says wheelchair
users currently lack
an easy way to place a
mobile device in their lap
and remove it.
He says that’s a partic-
ular problem for wheel-
chair users with limited
upper limb mobility.
Duerstock hopes to get
his ‘‘RoboDesk’’ licensed
and in the marketplace
within three years.
(AP) — A central Indiana
man has been sentenced
to 18 months in prison
for the shooting death of
his brother-in-law that
he says was an accident.
A Henry County judge
ordered the sentence
Thursday for 23-year-old
Kyle Tackett in the April
death of 18-year-old
James Daniels in New
Tackett pleaded guilty
to reckless homicide,
with prosecutors drop-
ping murder charges
against him.
The Star Press reports
Tackett tearfully told
the judge the shooting
happened when he held
what he thought was
an unloaded handgun.
Authorities say Daniels
was shot in the neck in
the bathroom of a home
he shared with his sister
and Tackett.
Tackett told the judge
he never wants to hold
another gun as the pros-
ecutor asked for the
handgun used in the
shooting be destroyed.
(AP) — Cleaning crews
across Bloomington are
hard at work sprucing up
Indiana University hous-
ing ahead of students’
The Herald-Times
reports local cleaning
companies and IU’s cus-
todial staff are busy pre-
paring spaces for about
11,000 students.
Tonya Stogdill of
Tonya’s Touch has near-
ly 300 properties to clean
by Aug. 20.
She says she buys
about 50 gallons of glass
cleaner and 200 gallons
of oven cleaner and will
go through 200 scouring
pads and 75 gallons of
floor wax.
Stogdill says her staff
grows from 20 to 50
people during this busy
time and includes people
coming from Illinois for
seasonal jobs.
The Geneva Town
Council will meet at 5:30
p.m. on Monday to dis-
cuss the easement vaca-
tion of the Bauserman
Plat. There will be an
executive meeting of the
safety board immedi-
ately following the called
meeting to discuss the
assessment, design, and
implementation of school
safety and security mea-
sures, plans, and sys-
Geneva council meeting set
Commissioners meet Monday
building maintenance, as
well as a request from
Probation Director Tom
Fox on the remodeling of
his office.
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(AP) — Fort Wayne’s bill
for removing thousands
of ash trees being killed
by an invasive beetle is
reaching nearly $3 mil-
The city’s Parks Board
approved a new $450,000
contract on Thursday to
remove 2,447 ash trees
on city property following
the emerald ash borer
infestation, The Journal
Gazette reported.
When those trees
are gone, nearly 13,000
trees will have been cut
down from city property,
according to city officials.
The city is trying to save
about 1,300 ash trees by
treating them with insec-
‘‘It’s like waging a war
against that little critter,’’
Parks Board President
Richard Samek said.
The $3 million price
tag doesn’t include the
cost of replacing the lost
The ash borer was
first detected in north-
eastern Indiana in 2004.
It has since been con-
firmed in more than 50
of Indiana’s 92 coun-
ties and in all parts of
the state except the far
southwestern counties,
according to the Indiana
Department of Natural
Fort Wayne city
arborist Chad Tinkel
said the ash tree canopy
has provided many envi-
ronmental benefits, such
as slowing and absorb-
ing stormwater and pro-
viding shade that lowers
cooling costs.
‘‘Those benefits are
gone now,’’ he said.
Treating ash trees
makes more economic
sense, Tinkel said, but
the scale of the infesta-
tion made treating all of
them impossible.
Parks Board members
also approved a $33,000
contract for a two-year
treatment on about 650
— The 6-foot tall crosses
barred by a federal judge
from being displayed on
Evansville’s public river-
front have been lined up
in a parking lot along a
busy street.
Organizers began look-
ing for alternate sites for
the 31 decorated crosses
after the judge blocked
them from going up along
the Ohio River, saying it
would be an unconsti-
tutional endorsement of
religion by the city.
They were placed
Wednesday in the park-
ing lot of the former
Whirlpool refrigerator
factory along U.S. 41
on the city’s north side,
near Evansville Regional
Airport, the Evansville
Courier & Press report-
‘‘It’s a temporary rest-
ing place,’’ said Roger
Lehman, a member of
West Side Christian
An estimated 1,600
supporters of the cross
display attended an Aug.
4 rally near the riverfront
site, a few days after U.S.
District Judge Sarah
Evans Barker’s ruling
was issued.
Several businesses
have offered to host the
display of plastic cross-
es, which were decorated
by various churches.
Attorney Chris
Wischer, who repre-
sents a consortium of 10
churches organizing the
display, said the group
was still deciding wheth-
er to either appeal the
decision or to submit a
revised request to city
The lawsuit was filed
by the ACLU of Indiana.
Associated Press
— An Indianapolis man
who provided a loaded
handgun to a career
criminal who used it to
kill a police officer was
sentenced to nearly five
years in prison Thursday
by a judge who told him
he had to bear responsi-
bility for the consequenc-
es of his actions.
‘‘If you didn’t pull the
trigger, you put it in the
hands of someone who
did,’’ U.S. District Judge
William Lawrence told
54-year-old Eric ‘‘Boo’’
Jenkins, who traded the
gun that was used to kill
29-year-old David Moore
for $50 and some crack
Thomas Hardy, a con-
victed felon who was out
on parole, shot Moore
four times during a traf-
fic stop on the morning
of Jan. 23, 2011. Moore,
the son of two police
officers, died three days
Hardy, who was out
of prison on parole at
the time of the shooting,
pleaded guilty last year
and was sentenced to life
in prison without parole.
State prison officials said
Hardy had been errone-
ously released from jail
weeks before Moore’s
Jenkins’ attorney,
Bruce Brattain, asked for
a lighter sentence, blam-
ing Jenkins’ drug abuse
for his criminal histo-
ry, and Jenkins, whose
hands and feet were
shackled, told Lawrence
that he and his mother
were also shooting vic-
But Lawrence said
Jenkins bore some
responsibility for Moore’s
death even if he had no
way of knowing what
would happen.
Moore’s mother, Jo
Moore, who wore a but-
ton bearing her son’s
image to the sentencing
hearing, agreed.
‘‘My father taught me
that you are responsible
for your actions,’’ she
Not only did she have
to face Jenkins’ sentenc-
ing, but her husband,
Spencer Moore, was
unable to attend because
his 75-year-old brother
was hospitalized in inten-
sive care.
‘‘It’s a tough day,’’ she
said, ‘‘But it’s the final
thing we can do for our
— Indiana prospectors
with ‘‘gold fever’’ are tak-
ing to the state’s creeks
and streams in search
of the telltale glitter that
signals the valuable min-
None of them are
expecting to get rich.
Henryville prospec-
tor Ed Romine says
the thrill of the search
guides many people as
they search waterways in
places like Brown County
and Logansport for gold.
The Daily Journal
reports that the state’s
geology lacks the veins
and lodes that define
the American West. But
people have been find-
ing gold and even small
diamonds in Brown and
Morgan counties for more
than a century.
Prospectors say they
sometimes find several
grams of gold while pan-
State officials remind
potential prospectors to
ensure they have proper
permits before starting
their treasure hunt.
(AP) — One of rocker
John Mellencamp’s sons
has bonded out of a jail
after he and his broth-
er were charged with
punching and kicking a
man during a fight.
A Monroe County jail
officer says 18-year-old
Speck Mellencamp was
released on $500 cash
bond shortly after noon
Speck and his broth-
er, 19-year-old Hud
Mellencamp each are
charged with one count
of battery resulting in
serious bodily injury.
Ni net een- year - ol d
Indiana University walk-
on Ty A. Smith was also
Documents allege
Speck Mellencamp
punched 19-year -
old Alexander Bucy in
the face on the porch
of Bucy’s Bloomington
home on July 29 , believ-
ing that Bucy had hit
him earlier that evening.
The brothers and
Smith allegedly ‘‘punched,
kicked and stomped’’ on
Bucy, who suffered facial
— State officials have
launched a new website
intended to help Indiana
consumers recognize
symptoms of prescrip-
tion drug addiction.
The new website, www. , offers
information on where to
go for help and how to
report illegal activities by
doctors or others.
State Attorney General
Greg Zoeller joined state
and local health officials
at the Indiana State Fair
on Friday to begin state-
wide public awareness
campaign prescription
drug abuse.
Health officials say
more Americans abuse
prescription drugs than
cocaine, heroin, hallu-
cinogens and inhalants
TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) —
The U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency has
turned down Enbridge
Inc.’s request for an
extension to complete
dredging of Michigan’s
Kalamazoo River to clean
up after a July 2010 oil
pipeline spill.
Calgary, Alberta-
based Enbridge made the
request earlier this month
for the EPA to extend its
deadline past Dec. 31.
Marriage Applications
In Adams County:
Jake A. Schwartz and
Delilah A. Schwartz, both
of Berne
Gary L. Strait and
Nicole J. Secaur, both of
Christopher A. Roeder
and Amanda Eltzroth,
both of Decatur
Thomas A. Baker and
Christy J. Speck, both of
Anthony D. Godwin
and Laura J. Saylor, both
of Decatur
Michael J. Lopez and
Cassandra J. Hale, both
of Decatur
Joe L. Ortiz and
Christine J. Imel, both of
Trey L. Schultz of
Decatur and Jessica L.
Yoder of Berne
Civil Judgments
In Adams Superior
LVNV Funding LLC,
Cincinnati, Ohio was
awarded $1,486.63
from John Hullinger of
Cach LLC, Louisville,
Ky. was awarded
$8,730.44 from Melissa
A. Barton of Decatur.
Man sent to prison
for supplying gun
that shot officer
Barred crosses are
placed in parking lot
(Continued from page 1A)
pending further investigation.
In October 2012, the newspaper story continued,
Bluffton Police Sgt. Geoff Gilbert responded to a
report of suspicious activity at Pak-a-Sak on Wabash
Street, where he saw Zerbe with a woman. Gilbert
discovered through his in-car computer that Zerbe
was wanted for theft in Allen County and attempted
to arrest him. Zerbe resisted and encouraged the
woman, Shalyn Hicks, to grabe Gilbert’s handgun
from his belt.
Other officers arrived and assisted Gilbert in
arresting Zerbe and Hicks.
Bluffton patrolman Josh Smith drove Zerbe to the
jail, where he discovered that Zerbe had slipped a
.25 caliber handgun onto the floorboard of the police
Zerbe had been on probation since November
2009 after a burglary sentence, in which he had been
sentenced as an adult.
In March, Zerbe was sentenced in Wells Circuit
Court to four years of prison, two suspended, for
attempting to disarm a law enforcement officer.
(Continued from page 1A)
Association figures 50 to 60 theaters have already
converted. At least one operator decided to close
instead of switch, but it’s not clear how many more
might bite the dust.
‘‘Everyone knows eventually that you’ll be digital
or you’ll close your doors,’’ says Walt Effinger, whose
Skyvue Drive-In in the central Ohio town of Lancaster
has been showing movies on an 80-foot screen since
1948. ‘‘Some will. If you’re not doing enough busi-
ness to justify the expense, you’re just going to have
to close up.’’
Effinger worked at the Skyvue off and on for 30
years before he and his wife, Cathie, bought it two
decades ago. They converted to digital last year, the
first of the state’s 29 drive-ins to do so. Because the
films now come on a device the size of a portable hard
drive and are downloaded to his projector, it’s less
hassle for him on movie nights and gives viewers a
stunningly brighter, clearer image.
Think of the picture on a flat-screen digital TV,
compared with the old tube set.
The digital transformation has been underway in
the film industry for more than a decade because of
the better picture and sound quality and the ease of
delivery — no more huge reels of film. The time frame
isn’t clear, but production companies are already
phasing out traditional 35 mm film, and it’s expected
to disappear completely over the next few years.
‘‘We know fewer and fewer prints are being
struck,’’ says D. Edward Vogel, who runs the historic
Bengies Drive-In in Baltimore and is spokesman for
the United Drive-In Theatre Owners Association.
An industry incentive program will reimburse
theater owners 80 percent of the cost of conversion
over time, Vogel says, but because most drive-ins
are small, family-run businesses, it’s hard for many
to find the money, period. And the reimbursement
doesn’t cover the tens of thousands of dollars more
that many will have to spend renovating projection
rooms to create the climate-controlled conditions
needed for the high-tech equipment.
It’s a dilemma also faced by the nation’s small
independent theaters, many of them struggling to
pay for conversion to digital years after corporate-
owned multiplexes already did it.
Darci and Bill Wemple, owners of two drive-ins
in upstate New York, hope an online competition
will help them with the $225,000 to $250,000 they
figure it will cost to switch their three screens. The
American Honda Motor Co. is compiling online votes
for the nation’s favorite drive-ins and is going to
pay the digital conversion costs for the top five vote-
getters. The Wemples say that if they don’t get help,
they’ll have to consider closing up.
‘‘To make this kind of conversion with three
screens is like trying to buy another drive-in all over
again,’’ says Darci Wemple, whose El Rancho theater
in Palatine Bridge is among dozens of drive-ins fea-
tured in the Honda ad promotion.
The number of drive-ins peaked at more than
4,000 in the late 1950s. Now there are 357.
Robyn Deal and Dave Foraker have been going
to the Skyvue in Lancaster since they were both
in school in the 1960s and early ’70s. On a recent
weekend night, they sat together in folding chairs
outside their car, blankets on their laps and their
12-year-old dachshund, Wilson, getting lots of atten-
tion just before a double feature of ‘‘Turbo’’ and ‘‘The
‘‘So much of our heritage is going away, and this is
one of them,’’ said the 60-year-old Foraker, who fig-
ures his first movie at the Skyvue was ‘‘Who’s Afraid
of Virginia Woolf?’’ around 1966.
‘‘A lot of the things I did when I was kid are gone,’’
he said. ‘‘I think they’re trying to keep what’s left.—
City man to prison
Drive-ins’ new threat
NOW SHOWING — This is the entrance to the drive-
in theater in Huntington, which has two screens.
Extension denied by the EPA
Prospectors pan Indiana
creeks in quest for gold
One Mellencamp son is
freed from jail after fight
Prescription drug campaign begins
Decatur Daily Democrat Page 4A • Saturday, August 17, 2013 OpiniOn
The DecaTur Daily DemocraT
Ron Storey, Publisher
Bob Shraluka
Managing Editor
J Swygart
Opinion Page Editor
‘Boobies,’ the courts
and free speech ...
Forty-four years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that
students in public schools don’t “shed their constitu-
tional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the
schoolhouse gate.” A federal appeals court last week
offered an expansive — but persuasive — interpreta-
tion of that principle.
In the landmark 1969 case Tinker vs. Des Moines
School District, the court upheld the right of students
to attend classes wearing black armbands to protest
the Vietnam War. But an Aug. 5 decision by the U.S.
3rd Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia involved
a less solemn form of expressive adornment: a rub-
ber bracelet bearing the message “I ♡ boobies! (Keep
a Breast).”
By a 9-5 vote, the appeals court ruled that two
middle-school girls were wrongly suspended for wear-
ing the bracelets as part of a breast cancer awareness
campaign. Initially, the Easton Area School District
told Brianna Hawk and Kayla Martinez they were being
punished for “disrespect, defiance and disruption,” but
it later shifted ground and argued that the word “boo-
bies” contained a “sexual double entendre.”
In 1986 the court upheld the suspension of a high
school student who nominated a friend for a school
office in a suggestive speech. “Surely,” wrote Chief
Justice Warren Burger, “it is a highly appropriate func-
tion of public school education to prohibit the use of
vulgar and offensive terms in public discourse.”
The school district cited that decision as justifica-
tion for its ban on the bracelets, but the appeals court
rejected that argument. Writing for the majority, Judge
D. Brooks Smith said that, although a school could ban
expression that was “plainly lewd,” it must allow stu-
dents to engage in “ambiguously lewd” speech so long
as they are commenting on political or social issues.
That was the right decision. “Boobies” may be a
juvenile term, but it’s not lewd. And although the
distinction the court drew between “plainly lewd” and
“ambiguously lewd” won’t always be crystal clear in
future cases, the alternative would be to allow schools
to punish speech because someone finds it suggestive.
If the school district chooses to appeal the 3rd
Circuit’s decision to the Supreme Court, the stage could
be set for a reconsideration of the scope of student free-
speech rights. Although the court has never overruled
the Tinker decision, it has narrowed its scope. Most
recently, in 2007, the court upheld the suspension of
a student who unfurled a banner reading “BONG HiTS
4 Jesus” on a sidewalk during a school event. Chief
Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said the banner could have
been reasonably interpreted as an endorsement of drug
At least one justice is on record as being willing to
overturn the Tinker decision. In a concurring opinion
in the BONG HiTS case, Justice Clarence Thomas
noted approvingly that “in the earliest public schools,
teachers taught, and students listened. Teachers com-
manded, and students obeyed.” The Tinker decision,
he said, had extended students’ rights “beyond tradi-
tional bounds.”
Thomas is a conservative, but when Tinker was
decided, it provoked a scathing dissent from one of the
court’s great liberals and supporters of free speech,
Justice Hugo Black. He ridiculed the notion that stu-
dents are sent to public schools to “broadcast political
or any other views.” Foreshadowing Thomas’ com-
ments, Black wrote: “The original idea of schools, which
I do not believe is yet abandoned as worthless or out of
date, was that children had not yet reached the point
of experience and wisdom which enabled them to teach
all of their elders.”
Some present-day liberal judges are equally uncom-
fortable with robust free-speech protections for students.
In 2006, Judge Stephen Reinhardt wrote an opinion for
the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upholding a San
Diego area school’s reprimand of a Christian student
who wore a T-shirt expressing his opposition to homo-
sexuality. Reinhardt said that gay students had a right
to be free from “psychological attacks that cause [them]
to question their self-worth and their rightful place in
society.” Under that theory, a school in California could
have prohibited a student from expressing support for
Proposition 8, a political issue as salient in its time as
Vietnam was in the 1960s.
In his opinion in the BONG HiTS case, Thomas
complained that “we continue to distance ourselves
from Tinker, but we neither overrule it nor offer an
explanation of when it operates and when it does not.
I am afraid that our jurisprudence now says that stu-
dents have a right to speak in schools except when
they don’t.” He’s right, but the answer is not to overrule
Tinker but to take it seriously, as the 3rd Circuit has
done in the bracelet case.
In its Brown vs. Board of Education decision outlaw-
ing segregated schools, the Supreme Court said that
public education “is the very foundation of good citizen-
ship.” By allowing students to express their opinions
in a civil and non-disruptive way, schools help prepare
them for their responsibilities. That was true when the
Tinker case was decided in 1969 and it’s true today.
Los Angeles Times
The devil is in the taxes
By DonalD Kaul
While pretty much everybody agrees that the U.S.
tax code is a mess, nobody does anything about
it. Oh, politicians talk about doing something, but
mainly what they do is make it worse.
There’s a reason for this. You. You’re the reason.
People, alas, tend to be greedy and selfish and
their attitude toward taxation is expressed in the old
rhyme: “Don’t tax you. Don’t tax me. Tax that fellow
behind the tree.”‘
This is as true of liberals as it is of conservatives.
We all tend to like those tax provisions that benefit us
and hate those that benefit someone else.
We and the organizations we work for hire lobby-
ists to ensure that our narrow economic interests are
served and they do a terrific job. Give the devil his due
— lobbyists are very good at what they do.
And what they do, specifically, is lie, cheat, steal,
bribe “educate,” and otherwise persuade legislators
to give their clients tax breaks. They descend on the
nation’s capital like a mighty swarm of locusts. When
they’re done, the tax code is a ragged collection of
holes but a hundred or so pages longer. And 80 per-
cent of Congress is assured of re-election. It’s called
Just try and cut out a tax break someday, I dare
you. I don’t care if it’s for bee keepers, skateboard
manufacturers, buffalo hunters or buggy whip mak-
ers. Every industry and interest group has its own
personal lobbyist working to bury a stealth tax break
in an obscure bill.
Many reformers have long since despaired of
breaking the stranglehold of these “special interests”
on our government.
I have not. I have a foolproof tax reform plan that
will rescue our society from the sleazy grasp of spe-
cial-interest politics and set us on the path of justice
and righteousness. Here’s my plan.
Eliminate the corporate income tax. Don’t cut it.
Get rid of it.
In the first place it’s a tax on success. Corporations
that are well-run and make money have to pay it
(theoretically, at least). Corporations that are losers
don’t. That’s not the American way. Let the good and
bad corporations compete on a level playing field.
In the second place, and more importantly, it’s an
almost irresistible invitation to cheat or, at the very
least, evade taxes through shady practices, like set-
ting up dummy companies in far-away and low-tax
places. (I’m looking at you, Apple.)
Corporations wouldn’t have to cheat on their taxes
under my plan because there’d be no taxes. Tax
shelters? Gone. Neither would there be deductible
Travel expenses, entertainment expenses, adver-
tising expenses, investment expenses, they’d all be
simply part of the cost of doing business. No more
expensive skyboxes rented by corporations at stadi-
ums — unless the executives thought it was actually
worth the money on a dollar-for-dollar basis.
No more “business lunches” at fancy restaurants
or country club memberships for executives at com-
pany expense. Whatever was spent to make money
would be money taken out of profits.
I know what you’re going to say: “Where are you
going to get the money to run the government?”
From people — people like you, actually. We would
all be taxed at a progressive rate high enough to fund
the government we need. Capital gains would be
taxed as ordinary income, as would everything else.
Our bloated entertainment economy would shrink.
Our dishonest, subsidized corporations would learn
to stand on their own two legs. And a great many lob-
byists and crooked tax lawyers would be forced to find
honest employment.
Don’t worry about any of this happening. The
chances of my plan or anything like it being enacted
are less than yours of winning the Powerball lottery
jackpot. You’re more likely to be struck by a meteor.
People hate taxes but they love deductions.
Nor do our legislators want lobbyists to disappear.
Without lobbyists to give them money, how would
they get elected? By finding real solutions to real
That’ll be the day.
OtherWords columnist Donald Kaul lives in Ann
Arbor, Michigan.
August 17, 2013
Today is the 229th day of 2013
and the 58th day of summer.
Union forces began shelling Fort
Sumter in South Carolina.
In 1998, President Bill Clinton
testified before a grand jury and
later apologized on national tele-
vision for having a “wrong” rela-
tionship with White House intern
Monica Lewinsky.
TODAY’S FACT: At the time
when he was providing key infor-
mation on the Watergate scan-
dal to Washington Post report-
ers Bob Woodward and Carl
Bernstein, W. Mark Felt was the
associate director of the FBI, the
bureau’s second-highest ranking
TODAY’S QUOTE: “You only live
once, but if you do it right, once
is enough.” — Mae West
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Ralph Carr’s profile in courage
By CoKie RoBeRts
and steven v. RoBeRts
Rep. Steve King is a flag-wav-
ing, card-carrying, all-American
jerk. In a recent interview with the
conservative website Newsmax,
the Iowa Republican was discuss-
ing the “Dreamers,” young people
brought to this country as small
children by undocumented par-
“For every one who’s a vale-
dictorian,” he snarled, “there’s
another 100 out there that weigh
130 pounds and they’ve got calves
the size of cantaloupes because
they’re hauling 75 pounds of mar-
ijuana across the desert.”
King’s remarks were imme-
diately condemned by fellow
Republican and House Speaker
John Boehner as “hateful” and
“ignorant.” But let’s be honest.
The Congressman represents an
uncomfortable and undeniable
streak in our history and our cul-
We are a nation built by immi-
grants. We are also a nation that
has resisted and resented each
wave of newcomers as unworthy
and un-American.
If the blazing torch of the Statue
of Liberty is a national symbol, so
are the burning crosses of the
Ku Klux Klan. And King’s refer-
ence to overdeveloped leg muscles
is hardly new. Xenophobes have
long used distorted body parts to
disparage foreigners — big noses,
small brains, oily hair.
Electing a black president
whose father emigrated from
Kenya is an important blow to
our nativist impulses. But his
opponents have repeatedly tried
to discredit Barack Obama as an
alien, a Muslim socialist with a
funny name and floppy ears who
wasn’t even born in the United
During his first campaign, a
woman in Minnesota blurted out
what others only whispered: “I
don’t trust Obama. I have read
about him. He’s an Arab.” Four
years later, the Pew Research
Center reported that only 49 per-
cent of respondents could cor-
rectly identify the president as
a Christian, while 17 percent
thought he was a Muslim. And
they did not mean that as a com-
Political Research Associates, a
progressive think tank, summed
up this tawdry tradition: “This
country has a long history of dis-
trust, persecution and exclusion
of those seen as having foreign
ties and questionable allegianc-
es. Major social movements have
been based on the belief that
certain ethnic, racial or political
groups are by definition disloyal.”
History teaches, however, that
those social movements are always
wrong. America is enriched, every
day, by the vigor and vitality of
its immigrants. Obama was right
when he said in his first inaugu-
ral, “We know that our patchwork
heritage is a strength, not a weak-
That’s why it’s so important for
people of courage to stand up to
the haters, to dress them down
and call them out. People like
Ralph L. Carr.
Carr was born in 1887, the son
of a miner, and grew up in small
Colorado towns like Cripple Creek.
He became a lawyer and in 1938 was
elected governor. Two months after
Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt
ordered the forcible internment
of more than 120,000 Japanese-
Americans, many of them native-
born citizens.
Gov. Carr condemned the order
and said at the time: “The Japanese
are protected by the same consti-
tution that protects us. They have
the same rights as we have. ... If
you harm them, you must harm
me. I was brought up in a small
town where I knew the shame and
dishonor of race hatred. I grew to
despise it because it threatened
the happiness of you and you and
Carr suffered for his stance,
losing a race for the Senate later
that year and disappearing from
public life. But today he is hailed
as a hero.
Last May, Colorado dedicated
a new judicial center named for
Carr and a plaque in the state
capitol lauds him “as a wise,
humane man, not influenced by
the hysteria and bigotry directed
against the Japanese Americans
during World War II.”
Last year, the Japanese
American Citizens League created
the Gov. Ralph L. Carr Award for
Courage. In July, the award went
to three men who were instru-
mental in passing a 1988 bill that
awarded $1.6 billion in repara-
tions to those unfairly detained
during the war: President Ronald
Reagan, a Republican, who
signed the legislation; Speaker
Jim Wright, a Democrat, the lead
sponsor; and Glenn Roberts, the
Congressional staffer who drafted
the measure.
We were at the awards ceremo-
ny because Glenn is Steve’s broth-
er. We watched with great pride
as dozens of Japanese-Americans
shook his hand, sought his auto-
graph and introduced their chil-
If American history is an
enduring struggle between light
and darkness, between the Ralph
Carrs and the Steve Kings, the
Carrs will win. They have to win,
if America is to live up to its own
My foolproof plan will rescue our society from
the sleazy grasp of special-interest politics
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Sense & Sensitivity
by Harriette Cole
Roommates Celebrate The Weekend Differently
am starting my second
year of college. I have
been talking to my future
roommate, and I’ve
enjoyed our conversa-
tions thus far. However,
I found out that she has
living habits that I am not
completely fond of. She
stays up really late, and
she likes to throw parties.
I don’t think that is going
to be very good when we
actually do room togeth-
er. What should I do?
-- Skittish Roommate,
ROOMMATE: Part of the
beauty of being able to
talk in advance of school
starting is that you and
your roommate are get-
ting to know each other.
Feel confident about shar-
ing who you are with your
roommate. Speak up and
tell her that you value your
studies a lot and think
that you two will probably
need to compromise on
some of the activities that
occur in your room during
the school year.
As far as her staying up
late, tell her you go to bed
early and that you hope
you two can figure out
how to keep the sound
down so that it works for
both of you. Party time
needs to be on the week-
end, and not every week-
end. Tell her you would
like to participate in the
planning of having mul-
tiple guests over. In gen-
eral, describe to her how
you live and what your
hope your dorm experi-
ence will be like. Then
negotiate with each other.
This negotiation, by the
way, will last for the dura-
tion of your stay together.
It is a fluid experience.
About a month ago, I
broke up with my boy-
friend of two years. It was
a long-distance relation-
ship, and I didn’t see him
often. But his sister and
some of his other family
members still live in my
city. I have gotten very
close to them, and they
say they consider me a
family member. When we
broke up I was afraid that
I wouldn’t have the same
relationship that I had
with his family. I called his
sister and she still feels
the same way. How can I
deal with this change? --
Bridging the Divide, San
to the reality of long-term
dating and breakups. It is
natural that you became
close to your ex’s family.
The natural progression
of a committed relation-
ship is that both partners
become close to both
families. When people
marry, it is extremely
helpful for the families to
be bonded.
The challenge when
you break up is that those
ties are often still binding.
In this case, you are still
fresh out of your relation-
ship. Yes, you can remain
friendly with his family.
No, you should not talk to
them about the breakup
or any intimacies between
you and your ex. But over
time, if both you and his
family members continue
to want to be in commu-
nication with each other,
you can. I would add that
out of respect for your ex,
you should let him know
that you continue to be in
touch with them.
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SATURDAY, August 17:
A.A., 7 p.m., (open speaker/discussion) Cross
United Church, Berne.
MONDAY, August 19:
Decatur Church of Christ food pantry, 700 E.
Monroe St., Decatur. 10 a.m.-noon.
A.A. Big Book discussion, 7 p.m., Decatur Church
of God.
TUESDAY, August 20:
MOPS, 9-11 a.m., First United Methodist
TOPS Club, 10 a.m., Riverside Center.
Senior Citizens play cards, 1 p.m., Riverside
Operation Help food pantry for Decatur and
Monroe residents, 1-3 p.m., Adams County Service
League for Blind and Disabled support group,
1:30-3:30 p.m., Woodcrest.
St. Mark’s United Methodist Church Food Pantry,
5-6 p.m. Families can receive food once monthly.
Bread of Life food pantry, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Monroe
United Methodist Church.
A.A., 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church.
WEDNESDAY, August 21:
Immanuel House, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 8545 N 500 E,
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.
Adams County Autism support group, 6:30 p.m.,
Park Center.
Decatur Optimist Fishing Derby set
DERBY CROWD ...Quite a crowd turned out for last year’s Optimist CLub Fishing Derby, which was held
at Woodcrest Retirement Community rather than the Eagles Lodge where this year’s event will take place.
(Photo by Jannaya Andrews)
The Decatur Optimist Club
Fishing Derby will be held at
the Eagles Lodge on South 11th
Street in Decatur on Saturday,
August 24.
Registration will begin at 8:30
a.m. and participants – children
ages 16 and under – are to bring
their own poles and buckets.
Bait will be provided by the
Sportsman’s Lodge. The contest
will run from 9-10 a.m.
In addition to free fishing, the
day will feature food, fun, and
prize drawings. Prizes will be
awarded for wwmost fish caught,
and include fishing tackle, tackle
boxes, fishing rods and reels and
At the end of the contest hot
dogs, drinks and snacks will be
served by the Decatur Optimist
Club. All are welcome to come
and have a great morning.
For more information call Corey
at (260) 724-4787.
Senior, SChool menuS
Adams Central Schools
Monday, Aug. 19: BBQ
chicken sandwich on
whole grain bun, corn,
fruit, mini Rice Krispie
treat, milk.
Tuesday, Aug. 20:
Turkey sub w/fixings,
fresh veggies, fruit, frozen
juicee, milk.
Wednesday, Aug. 21:
Texas Haystack, black
beans, salsa, assorted
juice cup, milk.
Thursday, Aug. 22:
Spaghetti w/meat sauce,
breadstick, romaine let-
tuce salad w/dressings,
pears, milk.
Friday, Aug. 23:
Chicken and noodles,
mashed potatoes, whole
grain bread (H.S. only),
mixed fruit, milk.
North Adams Schools
Menu not provided.
South Adams Schools
Monday, Aug. 19:
Coney dogs, green beans,
salsa, chips, fruit, milk.
Tuesday, Aug. 20:
Regular or spicy chicken
sandwich, scalloped pota-
toes, fresh broccoli/toma-
toes and carrots, fruit,
Wednesday, Aug. 21:
Spaghetti w/meat sauce,
salad with tomatoes,
breadstick, fruit, milk.
Thursday, Aug. 22:
Cheeseburger, tater tots,
peas, fruit, milk.
Friday, Aug. 23:
Chicken fajita, shredded
lettuce/cheese and toma-
toes, refried beans, fruit,
Senior menu
Monday, Aug. 19:
Lemon herb chicken, lima
beans with red peppers,
capri blend vegetables,
whole wheat bread, low-
dairy oatmeal, creme pie,
Tuesday, Aug. 20:
Italian meatball hoagie
with marinara sauce,
Italian blend vegetables,
chuck-wagon and corn,
hoagie bun, graham
crackers, milk.
Wednesday, Aug. 21:
BBQ chicken thigh, baked
beans, pineapple tidbits,
rye bread, orange juice,
Thursday, Aug. 22: Beef
tips with orange sauce,
green peas, harvard beets,
cornbread, applesauce,
Friday, Aug. 23: Fish
sandwich, tartar sauce,
fiesta potatoes, brocco-
li cuts, hamburger bun,
mixed fruit, milk.
Senior menu courtesy
of Aging and In Home
Services of N.E. Indiana.
Taste of
held as part
of Festival
Taste of Decatur
will be held Thursday,
August 22 from 4-8
p.m. at Riverside
Center, in conjunc-
tion with the popular
Kekionga Festival.
Taste of Decatur
will feature area res-
taurants serving small
portions from their
menu, with offerings
ranging from $.50 to
$3. This annual cel-
ebration will give the
public an opportunity
to sample a wide vari-
ety of the best that
Decatur restaurants
have to offer, from
appetizers to entrees to
fast food to desserts.
The evening will
also feature Decatur
Historic Wagon Rides
by Camelot Carriages
from 4-8 p.m., narrat-
ed by Max Miller, and
entertainment by Razz
‘M Jazz Dance Studio
at 6 p.m.
The following res-
taurants will partici-
• Goldies Goodies
serving at Taste of
Decatur: Cakes, cook-
ies, ice cream, cheese-
cake, drinks.
• The Java Bean
Café serving at Taste
of Decatur: Coffee,
homemade coffee cake,
banana bread, muf-
fins, brownies.
ing at Taste of Decatur:
Pulled pork, ham salad,
chicken salad, variety
of cookies.
• Papino’s Pizza
serving at Taste of
Decatur: Pizza, wings,
oven-baked sandwich-
es, cold drinks.
• Sunny Side Grill,
serving at Taste of
Decatur: Mini steak
subs, mini corn dogs.
• That One Candy
Shack serving at Taste
of Decatur: Chocolates,
truffles, various cream
centers, taffy, cara-
mels, gourmet popcorn
– all things candy!
• The Old 27 Ice
Cream Shop serving at
Taste of Decatur: Ice
cream, mini sundaes,
floats, walking tacos,
hotdogs w/chili and
cheese, soft drinks,
bottled water.
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August 10, 1963 in Grace Bible
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French. Mrs. Duane Bluhm was
the matron of honor and the best
man was Mr. Paul Norr.
They have two sons, Scott (Jane) Yoder of
Decatur and Tim (Gretchen) Yoder of Bryant.
Grandchildren are Joshua (fiancé Paige), Brady,
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AP Source: Ford is set to
restate hybrid gas mileage
this case, the numbers
still were overstated,
according to the person
familiar with the matter.
Ford spokesman Todd
Nissen would not com-
ment Thursday after-
noon. The company had
scheduled an announce-
ment about gas-mileage
on Friday, without giving
AP Auto Writer
will reduce gas mileage
estimates for its C-Max
hybrid, following a gov-
ernment investigation
into consumer complaints
that the car’s actual mile-
age was lower, a person
familiar with the matter
said Thursday.
Ford will drop the com-
bined city-highway mile-
age listed on the window
sticker from 47 mpg to
43 mpg, according to the
person, who asked not
to be identified because
the change has not been
formally announced.
The U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency, which
monitors gas mileage
testing, began its probe
earlier this year after
consumers complained
that the C-Max’s mileage
fell short of estimates.
Ford followed EPA
methods to calculate the
C-Max mileage, but in
Students return to school
MOORE, Okla. (AP) — Students who lost class-
mates in an Oklahoma tornado three months ago
have returned to school, eager to reunite with friends
but worried about the next storm.
The Briarwood and Plaza Towers elementary
schools were destroyed when an EF5 twister hit
Moore on May 20. Two dozen people died, including
seven students at the Plaza Towers school.
Parents walked many of their children to classes
at a temporary location Friday and cried as they
walked away. One parent, Julie Lewis, said her son
Zack wanted to know who would pick him up from
school the next time the weather turns bad.
Cam’ron Richardson, a new fourth-grader, had
trouble sleeping because a storm swept through the
area overnight. He carries an Associated Press photo
of his rescue on his cellphone.
CIA document maps Area 51
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The CIA is acknowledging in
the clearest terms yet the existence of Area 51, the
top-secret Cold War test site that has been the sub-
ject of conspiracy theories for decades.
The recently declassified CIA documents have set
Area 51 buffs abuzz, though there’s no mention of
flying saucers, bug-eyed aliens or staged moon land-
A CIA history released Thursday not only men-
tions Area 51 and describes some of the activities
that took place there — but it places the site on a
George Washington University’s National Security
Archive senior fellow Jeffrey Richelson says it’s not
the first time the government has acknowledged
the super secretive installation. Former President
Bill Clinton acknowledged the ‘‘location near Groom
Lake,’’ and other government references date back to
the 1960s.
But those convinced ‘‘the truth is out there’’ are
taking the document as a sign of loosening secrecy
about the government’s activities in the Nevada des-
County reels; judge, official indicted
WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) — Even in southern
West Virginia, where corruption is as much as a part
of life as coal, people are shocked by allegations that
a judge commandeered the legal system in a years-
long attempt to frame a romantic rival for crimes he
didn’t commit.
Federal prosecutors indicted Mingo County Circuit
Judge Michael Thornsbury on two counts of con-
spiracy Thursday, just hours after indicting County
Commissioner Dave Baisden on extortion charges.
Thornsbury attorney Steve Jory declined comment
while Baisden’s attorney did not return messages.
The state Supreme Court has suspended
Thornsbury and his law license, and a replacement
judge took over his caseload Friday.
Thornsbury is set to appear in federal court in
Charleston at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Meanwhile, he’s
been ordered to surrender his passport, to give up
any weapons and to avoid contact with dozens of
potential witnesses, including another judge, county
officials, five state troopers and prominent multimil-
lionaire industrialist James ‘‘Buck’’ Harless.
Both Thornsbury and Baisden are free on $10,000
bond while awaiting trial, but the indictments were
painful news in a community still reeling from the
assassination of its sheriff in April.
Abortion coverage for Congress?
WASHINGTON (AP) — The politics of the abortion
debate are always tricky for lawmakers. They may
soon get personal.
An attempt to fix a problem with the national
health care law has created a situation in which
members of Congress and their staffers could gain
access to abortion coverage. That’s a benefit cur-
rently denied to them and to all federal employees
who get health insurance through the government’s
Abortion opponents say the Obama administra-
tion needs to fix the congressional exception; abor-
tion rights supporters say such concerns are over-
The abortion complication is another headache for
the administration as it tries to shoehorn members
of Congress and certain staffers into insurance mar-
kets coming later this year under President Barack
Obama’s health care overhaul.
An amendment by Iowa Republican Sen. Charles
Grassley — who opposes ‘‘Obamacare’’ and abortion
— requires lawmakers and their personal staff to
get private coverage through the same markets that
uninsured Americans will use.
Tepid retail sales raising doubts
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bleaker outlooks at retail-
ers like Wal-Mart and Macy’s are raising doubts that
consumers will spend enough in coming months to
lift the still-subpar U.S. economy.
Though the economy is growing steadily, Americans
are being hampered by weak pay, higher taxes and
tepid hiring. Sluggish overseas economies are also
slowing sales for U.S. retailers. It’s a picture the
Federal Reserve will weigh in deciding whether
to scale back its bond purchases as soon as next
‘‘Consumers aren’t going to start spending with
abandon until we see much stronger job and wage
growth,’’ says Mark Vitner, an economist at Wells
Average weekly paychecks have grown just 1.3
percent since the recession ended more than four
years ago. Over the past 12 months, pay has trailed
even low inflation. That’s partly why spending has
remained lackluster and why many Americans may
be postponing purchases at department stores so
they can buy cars, homes and other costly necessi-
Olympics skydiver dies in mishap
GENEVA (AP) — He wasn’t a competitor, but Mark
Sutton still got one of the biggest cheers of the 2012
Sutton, who was killed during a wingsuit jump in
the Alps this week, was the skydiver who parachuted
into London’s Olympic Stadium during the opening
ceremony dressed as James Bond, alongside another
stuntman disguised as Queen Elizabeth II.
It was the punchline to a filmed sequence in which
Daniel Craig’s Bond escorted the real queen from
Buckingham Palace onto a helicopter — and, for
many, the highlight of director Danny Boyle’s cer-
Swiss police confirmed that Sutton died Wednesday
when he crashed into a rocky ridge near Trient in the
southwestern Valais region. They gave his age as
Farmland value keeps rising
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The value of Midwestern farm-
land continues to soar.
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis says in
a report issued Thursday that a five-year trend of
increasing farmland values continued in the district
it covers. Farmland values are up 11 percent in the
second quarter compared to the first quarter, and
are up more than 20 percent compared to the second
quarter of 2012.
The report is based on information from 48 agricul-
tural banks in Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas and parts
of Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee.
Hearings set on massive power line
HAYS, Kan. (AP) — Public hearings are scheduled
for a proposed power line that would span part of
Kansas and deliver electricity to Missouri, Illinois
and Indiana.
The Hays Daily News reports that the Grain Belt
Express line will cross Russell and Osborne coun-
ties and send 600,000 volts of electricity from wind
farms. The Kansas Corporation Commission already
has found the project to be in the public interest. The
hearings, including one scheduled for Tuesday night
in Russell, will focus on its location.
Besides the hearings, comments also can be made
in writing through Aug. 28.
The goal of the project is to enable wind farms to
be built and send electricity out of state. None of the
power will be available for use in Kansas.
"We're going to be a
good football team."
That was the overall
summation coach Larry
Getts gave after his
Braves' football scrim-
mage against the Jay
County Patriots on Friday
night at the Teepee.
While there was no
tally on the new score-
board at Worthman
Stadium, it became obvi-
ous after the second
series of possessions that
Bellmont was the aggres-
sor and the Patriots were
trying to keep pace.
"That wasn't the case
last year," noted coach
Getts. "We got our butts
kicked by those guys.
Tonight I felt like we
did a better job of being
Each team was given
15 plays starting from
their own 35-yard line
in the first series and it
looked like it would be a
long night for the youth-
ful Braves when the Pats
scored on their 13th play
from scrimmage on a
sweep to the right for 13
The tide turned, how-
ever, when the Patriots
went back to their 35-yard
line to finish their final
two plays. On the 15th
play, the Braves forced
a fumble and recovered
the pigskin. From then
on, it felt like Bellmont's
"It took us a bit to get
warmed up and for some
of the younger guys to
get used to playing big-
boy football but we start-
ed to sharpen up as the
night went on," coach
Getts analyzed.
The Braves completed
13 plays as well on the
first drive with the same
end result: a touchdown
on a sweep to the right.
The offense looked shaky
on the first few plays
including an offsides
penalty but after the
dust settled, Bellmont
had made it down field
for six points in three
minutes faster than the
Patriots in their new,
high-movement offense.
On about two-thirds
of the Braves' plays from
scrimmage, the offensive
line would shift several
players creating the illu-
sion of chaos but when
the ball was hiked, it
was as organized as a
bee-hive with players fly-
ing all around the scrum
looking for a body to
"Our run game looked
good tonight. Guys were
doing a good job being in
the right positions and
we had some good open-
ings," praised the BHS
Several different play-
ers were spotted playing
the QB position on Friday
night. The first to do so
was sophomore Jordan
Amacker who also seemed
to take the most snaps.
Trevor Love took a turn
on a few series throwing a
few passes and then John
Sefton also showed his
athleticism at the position
with several nice runs to
the outside and a few nice
passes including a near-
TD throw high in the back
of the end zone that was
mishandled by a receiver.
"We moved a lot of
guys around at QB
tonight and even took
direct snaps to running
backs," explained coach
Getts. "A lot of different
looks will keep defenses
guessing. I thought we
executed well tonight."
Bellmont scored four
times in 10 plays dur-
ing the red-zone portion
of the scrimmage when
each team was given
opportunity to run from
the 10-yard line deep in
the opponent's territory.
Jay County did not
score on the next session
when both teams were
given the ball at oppo-
nent's 35-yard line with
12 plays to run. The Pats
got as far as the two-
yard line but the Braves
picked off a clumsy pass
into the end zone forcing
the ball back to the 35.
Bellmont seemed to
be headed for the same
fate when Sefton was hit
while releasing a pass
that was picked off down
field. The Braves' second
chance from the 35 was
a successful one when a
run to the corner of the
end zone from 22-yards
out scored six. Four
plays later, the Braves
would score again on
another run.
The reserve minutes
were played last and it
was a dominant perfor-
mance for the under-
classmen from Bellmont.
In the final 16 plays
ran specifically for the
JV players, the Braves
allowed Jay County a
total of just 20 yards
without a score. On the
offensive end, Bellmont's
reserves scored in six
Bellmont will open up
their regular season with
a meeting at Woodlan
next Friday starting at 7
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NFL—Pats 25, Bucs 21...49ers 15, Chiefs 13...Saints 28, Raiders...Bills 20, Vikings 16
THREADING THE NEEDLE—Trevor Love makes a spectacular catch between three Jay County defend-
ers during Friday night’s scrimmage at Bellmont. The Braves open up the season at Woodlan next Friday
night. (Photo by Jim Hopkins)
WHAT COMES UP...—Adams Central wide receiver Alex Byerly awaits what will
eventually be a touchdown catch from a Cooper Hill pass on Friday night at the
Hangar as the Jets hosted the Eastside Blazers. (Photo by Jim Hopkins)
Braves play physical football in opening scrimmage
Brady plays on bad knee; Pats hold on against Bucs, 25-21
Paul Baker Drywall
broke a tie with Hi-Way
Service atop the standings
in the Men's Cross Creek
League Monday night,
while Hometown Health
Care's lead shrunk a few
more points in Thursday
league action.
With an 8-2 two win
over Eichhorn's Jewelry
(43), Paul Baker Drywall
(55) took sole possession
of first place as Hi-Way
Service(51) suffered a 6-4
loss to the Galley (52).
NAPA (44) was a
6-4 loser against Abel
Painting (33), while WZBD
(33) upset Mr. Grumpy
Pants (37) by a 7-3 score
and Double Eagle (33)
smashed Krave-it (19) by
a 9-1 score.
Luke Ainsworth shot
a low-round of 33 on
the course Monday night
with AJ Kalver shooting a
34 just behind and Paul
Baker had a 36 to pace
his team. Jeff Kreigh shot
a 37, while Neil Slusher,
Tim Sutton, Bob Ladd,
Jimmy Baker, and Craig
Coshow all shot 38s.
For the second
straight week, Shifferly
Dodge (49) trimmed into
the Hometown lead atop
the Thursday stand-
ings with a 6-4 win over
Stanley Steemer (30).
Health Care (52) gave up
a few points of their lead
when they lost 7-3 to BCI
Remodeling (41).
Ideal Suburban (47)
kept pace with Dodge
with a 6-4 win over
Norm's Preble Gardens
(36), while Wet Spot Bar
(46) tightened up the
standings in fourth place
with a 10-0 blanking of
Complete Flooring (28).
In the fifth match, Ideal
Realtors (36) was a win-
ner over Tritech (35) 8-2.
Scott Ainsworth rocked
the leaderboards individ-
ually with a 37, while
Martin Simonson, Kermit
Summers, Todd Kiser,
Led Shultz, Jim Manley,
Tom Tussing, and Rob
Ysidron all had 38s right
on his tail. Brandon
Razo, Steve Pilkington,
Greg Litchfield, and Tim
Klingensmith all shot
39s, while Rick Kuhnle,
Jeff Bauermeister, and
Luke Shifferly all shot
Next week will be the
final match-ups of league
play before tournament
Drywall, Health Care atop Men’s league
(AP) — No need to fret
about Tom Brady’s knee.
Opponents have plenty to
worry about his nearly
perfect arm.
Two days after sprain-
ing his left knee, the New
England star completed
his first 11 passes before
missing his last one and
threw his first touchdown
to new top wide receiv-
er Danny Amendola. He
played the first two series,
then rested as the Patriots
went on to a 25-21 exhi-
bition victory over the
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
on Friday night.
Bucs quarterback Josh
Freeman also started and
worked two possessions
but had a much rough-
er time against the team
they’ll face in the third
game of the regular sea-
son. He was sacked three
times and completed only
two of three passes before
rookie Mike Glennon took
Brady left Wednesday’s
joint practice with Tampa
Bay (0-2) after he was
knocked down by his own
left tackle, Nate Solder,
who was shoved back-
ward by defensive end
Adrian Clayborn.
An MRI on his left knee
was negative and he par-
ticipated fully in the teams’
walkthrough Thursday.
Then he picked apart the
Bucs’ starting defense on
his first possession and
a group sprinkled with
backups on his second.
Amendola, signed as a
free agent from St. Louis,
caught six passes for 71
yards, including a 26-yard
touchdown on the game’s
first series. Brady com-
pleted all eight of his
passes for 72 yards, even
adding a 2-point conver-
sion pass to rookie tight
end Zach Sudfeld after
Amendola’s touchdown.
Then Brady connected
on his first three throws
on his next possession,
reaching 107 yards pass-
ing for the night, before
missing Amendola on
Brady has played four
series in two games, start-
ing with a 31-22 win over
Philadelphia, and com-
pleted 18 of 20 passes for
172 yards.
Ryan Mallett replaced
him and threw a 22-yard
touchdown to Sudfeld, a
free agent having an out-
standing training camp.
With Rob Gronkowski
sidelined after offseason
back surgery and Aaron
Hernandez jailed on a
murder charge, Sudfeld
has an inside track on a
roster spot.
Mallett completed 12 of
20 passes for 137 yards
against the club that
allowed the most yards
passing in the NFL last
season then gave way to
Tim Tebow on the Patriots
first series of the third
quarter. Tebow contin-
ued to struggle, complet-
ing one of seven passes
for minus-1 yard and an
interception. He also ran
six times for 30 yards.
Freeman was under
siege from the start eight
days after playing well
in a 44-16 loss to the
Baltimore Ravens.
He was sacked by
Brandon Spikes on Tampa
Bay’s first offensive play,
then by Chandler Jones
and Spikes on the sec-
ond series. Eight plays for
Freeman, three of them
The Patriots waited
until Glennon’s third play
to sack him when Rob
Ninkovich tackled him
for a 6-yard loss. But
on the Bucs next series,
the third-round draft
pick from North Carolina
State threw a 13-yard
touchdown pass to Kevin
Ogletree as they cut the
lead to 11-7. He complet-
ed 12 of 22 passes for 121
yards and threw another
touchdown pass, 1-yard
to David Douglas.
Phillies fire
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National League
By The Associated Press
East Division
W L Pct GB
Atlanta 75 47 .615 —
Washington 59 62 .488 15 1/2
New York 55 64 .462 18 1/2
Philadelphia 53 68 .438 21 1/2
Miami 46 74 .383 28
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Pittsburgh 72 49 .595 —
Cincinnati 69 52 .570 3
St. Louis 69 52 .570 3
Chicago 53 68 .438 19
Milwaukee 52 69 .430 20
West Division
W L Pct GB
Los Angeles 71 50 .587 —
Arizona 62 58 .517 8 1/2
Colorado 58 65 .472 14
San Diego 54 67 .446 17
San Francisco 54 67 .446 17
Thursday’s Games
St. Louis 6, Pittsburgh 5, 12 innings
San Francisco 4, Washington 3
Cincinnati 2, Milwaukee 1
N.Y. Mets 4, San Diego 1
Friday’s Games
Chicago Cubs 7, St. Louis 0
Pittsburgh 6, Arizona 2
Colorado 6, Baltimore 3
L.A. Dodgers 4, Philadelphia 0
San Francisco 14, Miami 10
Atlanta 3, Washington 2, 10 innings
Cincinnati at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m.
N.Y. Mets at San Diego, 10:10 p.m.
Saturday’s Games
Arizona (Cahill 3-10) at Pittsburgh
(Locke 9-3), 4:05 p.m.
St. Louis (J.Kelly 3-3) at Chicago
Cubs (T.Wood 7-9), 4:05 p.m.
Colorado (Bettis 0-1) at Baltimore
(B.Norris 8-10), 7:05 p.m.
L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 11-7) at Phil-
adelphia (K.Kendrick 10-9), 7:05 p.m.
Cincinnati (Latos 12-3) at Milwaukee
(Gallardo 8-9), 7:10 p.m.
San Francisco (M.Cain 7-8) at Miami
(H.Alvarez 2-1), 7:10 p.m.
Washington (Strasburg 6-9) at Atlan-
ta (Minor 12-5), 7:10 p.m.
N.Y. Mets (Mejia 1-2) at San Diego
(Volquez 8-10), 8:40 p.m.
Sunday’s Games
San Francisco at Miami, 1:10 p.m.
Arizona at Pittsburgh, 1:35 p.m.
Colorado at Baltimore, 1:35 p.m.
L.A. Dodgers at Philadelphia, 1:35
Washington at Atlanta, 1:35 p.m.
Cincinnati at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m.
St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m.
N.Y. Mets at San Diego, 4:10 p.m.
Monday’s Games
N.Y. Mets at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m.
Colorado at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m.
Arizona at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m.
L.A. Dodgers at Miami, 7:10 p.m.
Washington at Chicago Cubs, 8:05
St. Louis at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m.
Pittsburgh at San Diego, 10:10 p.m.
Boston at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.
American League
By The Associated Press
East Division
W L Pct GB
Boston 72 52 .581 —
Tampa Bay 69 51 .575 1
Baltimore 65 56 .537 5 1/2
New York 63 58 .521 7 1/2
Toronto 56 66 .459 15
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Detroit 71 51 .582 —
Cleveland 65 56 .537 5 1/2
Kansas City 64 57 .529 6 1/2
Minnesota 54 66 .450 16
Chicago 47 74 .388 23 1/2
West Division
W L Pct GB
Texas 70 52 .574 —
Oakland 68 52 .567 1
Seattle 56 65 .463 13 1/2
Los Angeles 54 66 .450 15
Houston 39 81 .325 30
Thursday’s Games
L.A. Angels 8, N.Y. Yankees 4
Oakland 5, Houston 0
Toronto 2, Boston 1
Detroit 4, Kansas City 1
Tampa Bay 7, Seattle 1
Minnesota 4, Chicago White Sox 3
Friday’s Games
Kansas City 2, Detroit 1, 1st game
Colorado 6, Baltimore 3
Kansas City 3, Detroit 0, 2nd game
N.Y. Yankees 10, Boston 3
Tampa Bay 5, Toronto 4
Seattle 3, Texas 1
Chicago White Sox 5, Minnesota 2
Cleveland at Oakland, 10:05 p.m.
Houston at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m.
Saturday’s Games
N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 11-7) at Bos-
ton (Lackey 7-10), 4:05 p.m.
Colorado (Bettis 0-1) at Baltimore
(B.Norris 8-10), 7:05 p.m.
Kansas City (W.Davis 6-9) at Detroit
(Fister 10-6), 7:08 p.m.
Chicago White Sox (Sale 8-11) at
Minnesota (A.Albers 2-0), 7:10 p.m.
Toronto (Happ 2-2) at Tampa Bay
(Ro.Hernandez 6-12), 7:10 p.m.
Seattle (F.Hernandez 12-5) at Texas
(M.Perez 5-3), 8:05 p.m.
Cleveland (U.Jimenez 8-7) at Oak-
land (Straily 6-6), 9:05 p.m.
Houston (Keuchel 5-7) at L.A. Angels
(Richards 3-5), 9:05 p.m.
Sunday’s Games
Kansas City at Detroit, 1:08 p.m.
Colorado at Baltimore, 1:35 p.m.
Toronto at Tampa Bay, 1:40 p.m.
Chicago White Sox at Minnesota,
2:10 p.m.
Seattle at Texas, 3:05 p.m.
Houston at L.A. Angels, 3:35 p.m.
Cleveland at Oakland, 4:05 p.m.
N.Y. Yankees at Boston, 8:05 p.m.
Monday’s Games
N.Y. Mets at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.
Houston at Texas, 8:05 p.m.
Cleveland at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m.
Seattle at Oakland, 10:05 p.m.
Boston at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.
National Football League
Preseason Glance
By The Associated Press
Buffalo 2 0 0 1.000 64 36
New England 2 0 0 1.000 56 43
Miami 1 1 0 .500 47 27
N.Y. Jets 0 1 0 .000 17 26
Houston 1 0 0 1.000 27 13
Indianapolis 0 1 0 .000 20 44
Jacksonville 0 1 0 .000 3 27
Tennessee 0 1 0 .000 21 22
Baltimore 2 0 0 1.000 71 39
Cleveland 2 0 0 1.000 51 25
Cincinnati 1 0 0 1.000 34 10
Pittsburgh 0 1 0 .000 13 18
Denver 1 0 0 1.000 10 6
Oakland 1 1 0 .500 39 45
Kansas City 0 2 0 .000 26 32
San Diego 0 2 0 .000 38 64
N.Y. Giants 1 0 0 1.000 18 13
Washington 1 0 0 1.000 22 21
Dallas 1 1 0 .500 41 39
Philadelphia 1 1 0 .500 36 40
New Orleans 2 0 0 1.000 45 33
Carolina 1 1 0 .500 33 31
Tampa Bay 0 2 0 .000 37 69
Atlanta 0 2 0 .000 33 61
Chicago 1 1 0 .500 50 52
Detroit 1 1 0 .500 32 41
Green Bay 0 1 0 .000 0 17
Minnesota 0 2 0 .000 29 47
Arizona 1 0 0 1.000 17 0
Seattle 1 0 0 1.000 31 10
San Francisco 1 1 0 .500 21 23
St. Louis 0 1 0 .000 19 27
Thursday’s Games
Cleveland 24, Detroit 6
Baltimore 27, Atlanta 23
Philadelphia 14, Carolina 9
Chicago 33, San Diego 28
Friday’s Games
Buffalo 20, Minnesota 16
New Orleans 28, Oakland 20
San Francisco 15, Kansas City 13
New England 25, Tampa Bay 21
Saturday’s Games
Dallas at Arizona, 4:30 p.m.
Tennessee at Cincinnati, 7 p.m.
Jacksonville at N.Y. Jets, 7:30 p.m.
Green Bay at St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Miami at Houston, 8 p.m.
Denver at Seattle, 10 p.m.
Sunday’s Game
Indianapolis at N.Y. Giants, 7 p.m.
Monday’s Game
Pittsburgh at Washington, 8 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 22
New England at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Carolina at Baltimore, 8 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 23
Seattle at Green Bay, 8 p.m.
Chicago at Oakland, 10 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 24
Buffalo at Washington, 4:30 p.m.
Cleveland at Indianapolis, 7 p.m.
N.Y. Jets at N.Y. Giants, 7 p.m.
Kansas City at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at Jacksonville, 7:30
Tampa Bay at Miami, 7:30 p.m.
St. Louis at Denver, 8 p.m.
Cincinnati at Dallas, 8 p.m.
Atlanta at Tennessee, 8 p.m.
San Diego at Arizona, 10 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 25
New Orleans at Houston, 4 p.m.
Minnesota at San Francisco, 8 p.m.
Friday’s Sports Transactions
By The Associated Press
American League
Announced pitching coach Rick Adair
is taking a leave of absence. Named
bullpen coach Billy Castro pitching
coach and minor league rehab coor-
dinator Scott McGregor bullpen
RHP Jose Alvarez from Toledo (IL).
Assigned C Brett Hayes outright to
Omaha (PCL). Recalled LHP Danny
Duffy from Omaha.
stated OF Peter Bourjos from the
15-day DL. Optioned SS Tommy
Field to Salt Lake (PCL).
OF Darin Mastroianni and OF Chris
Colabello to Rochester (IL). Reinstat-
ed C Ryan Doumit from the seven-
day DL.
Optioned RHP Mickey Storey to Buf-
falo (IL). Placed SS Munenori Kawa-
saki on paternity leave. Recalled OF
Anthony Gose from Buffalo. Reinstat-
ed LHP J.A. Happ from the bereave-
ment list.
National League
Paul Maholm to Rome (SAL) for a
rehab assignment. Placed 2B Tyler
Pastornicky on the 15-day DL, retro-
active to Thursday. Transferred RHP
Cristhian Martinez to the 60-day DL.
Selected the contract of INF Phil
Gosselin from Gwinnett (IL).
Eduardo Sanchez to Iowa (PCL).
Recalled RHP Jake Arrieta from
RHP Rafael Betancourt to Colorado
Springs (PCL) for a rehab assign-
Optioned SS Dee Gordon to Albu-
querque (PCL). Recalled OF Scott
Van Slyke from Albuquerque.
Steve Ames to New Orleans (PCL).
Recalled RHP Arquimedes Caminero
from Jacksonville (SL).
manager Charlie Manuel. Promoted
third base coach Ryne Sandberg to
manager. Sent RHP Roy Halladay to
the GCL Phillies for a rehab assign-
ment. Placed LHP John Lannan on
the 15-day DL, retroactive to Thurs-
day. Recalled RHP B.J. Rosenberg
from Lehigh Valley (IL).
to terms with RHP Kyle Farnsworth
on a minor league contract and
assigned him to Indianapolis (IL).
ed the contract of INF Kolten Wong
from Memphis (PCL).
Sent RHP Ross Ohlendorf to Poto-
mac (Carolina) for a rehab assign-
National Basketball Association
Announced assistant coaches
Michael Curry, Aaron McKie and Jeff
Capel will not return next season.
National Football League
an injury settlement with OT James
an injury settlement with P Ryan
Justin Bannan and DT John Drew.
Released CB Conroy Black and DE
Braylon Broughton. Released LB
Carmen Messina from the reserve-
injured list.
Decatur Daily Democrat Page 2B • Saturday, August 17, 2013
Manuel out for
Phils; Sandberg in
AP Sports Writer
— With Charlie Manuel
seated to his left, Ruben
Amaro Jr. broke down in
tears after announcing he
fired his manager.
It was that emotional
for the general manager
and many associated with
the Philadelphia Phillies.
Manuel was let go
Friday after a disastrous
second half, ending the
most successful run in
club history. Hall of Famer
and former Cubs second
baseman Ryne Sandberg,
the Phillies’ third-base
coach, replaced Manuel
for the start of a 10-game
‘‘You people may not
know the relationship I’ve
had with Charlie. He’s a
special person. This is dif-
ficult for me. I hope he
stays in our organization,’’
said Amaro, who took over
as GM after Manuel led
the Phillies to the World
Series title in 2008.
The 69-year-old Manuel,
the winningest manager in
club history, was in the
final year of his contract
and wanted to manage
another two or three sea-
‘‘I never quit noth-
ing and I didn’t resign,’’
Manuel said, making it
clear he was pushed out
the door.
Manuel had been a
folksy presence in the
Phillies’ dugout since the
beginning of the 2005 sea-
son. He wasn’t a popu-
lar choice in Philadelphia
when former GM Ed Wade
hired him to replace Larry
Bowa, but he became a
beloved figure in a tough
‘‘I think we’re all a little
upset, a little sad,’’ Chase
Utley said. ‘‘It’s not easy to
see the guy you play for,
for nine years, not behind
the batting cage right now
watching batting practice.
It’s difficult.
‘‘Charlie brought out
the most in his players.
He was a man you could
walk up to and he was the
same every day. He was
always going to give that
positive energy and a lot
of times that translated to
the field.’’
Sandberg managed the
Phillies’ Triple-A team at
Lehigh Valley the previous
two seasons. He was part
of one the most lopsided
trades in sports history
when the Phillies traded
him and Bowa to the Cubs
for shortstop Ivan DeJesus
in 1982.
‘‘I must say that, for
me, I recognize this day
as Charlie Manuel Day,’’
Sandberg said at his
first news conference.
‘‘What he’s meant to the
Philadelphia Phillies’ orga-
nization, what he’s meant
to the fans, the champion-
ships, the World Series,
he’s tops in the organiza-
tion for what he did here.’’
Amaro said Sandberg
takes over on an inter-
im basis and would be
evaluated after the season.
Sandberg inherits a team
that’s 5-19 since the All-
Star break and is 20 1/2
games out of first place.
‘‘These guys are profes-
sional players, they’re get-
ting paid well,’’ Sandberg
said. ‘‘Sometimes players
have to dig deeper, play
with pride, play with heart
and for the name on the
front of the uniform.’’
Manuel won his 1,000th
game as manager on
Monday in Atlanta. Two
days later, he sat in the
dugout knowing it would
be his last game after
Amaro informed him of
the decision not to extend
his contract.
Nadal knocks off rival Federer
AP Sports Writer
MASON, Ohio (AP)
— The vintage rematch
ended with Rafael Nadal
pumping his arms after a
perfect forehand. He was
a little bit better than old
nemesis Roger Federer
once again.
Nadal advanced to the
semifinals of the Western
& Southern Open with
a 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 win over
Federer on Friday night, a
vintage rematch that rein-
forced their head-to-head
standings for now.
Nadal improved to
21-10 against his top
rival, including wins all of
their three matches this
year. A close match came
down to a few points, and
Nadal got most of them.
Their first meeting in
Cincinnati was vintage
and highlighted a day of
upsets in the men’s brack-
et. No. 1 Novak Djokovic
and No. 2 Andy Murray
lost in the quarterfinals.
No. 1 Serena Williams
moved on in the women’s
Nadal moves on, too,
playing Tomas Berdych in
the semifinals.
It’s been a summer
of resurgence for the
27-year-old Spaniard. He
missed the end of last
season with a knee inju-
ry, but has gotten into
one of the best surges of
his career this season. He
takes a career-best 51-3
mark into the semifinal,
including a 14-1 against
Top 10 opponents.
It’s been a rough sum-
mer for Federer, who was
beaten by a player ranked
116th in the world at
Wimbledon. And that was
just the start. The 32-year-
old Swiss star kept get-
ting upset and struggled
with a sore back. He also
changed rackets.
Federer hoped that his
annual visit to Cincinnati
would help him repair his
game. He’s won the tour-
nament an unprecedent-
ed five times. As the week
went along, his game got
noticeably better.
The quarterfinals
match was as good as any
in the tournament.
Federer got the first
break to go up 6-5 in the
opening set and finished
it off with a crosscourt
backhand. Nadal got his
first break of the match
on the final point of the
second set to even it. He
broke Federer again in the
second game of the third
set to take control.
They moved each other
around, anticipated shots,
hit the lines and lobbed
over each other’s heads,
making one improbable
shot after another while
bringing fans to their
Federer fought off four
match points before Nadal
put it away.
Cambage scores 27 in Shock win, 83-77
— Liz Cambage had 27
points and eight rebounds
to lead the Tulsa Shock to
an 83-77 win over the
Minnesota Lynx on Friday
Nicole Powell, Angel
Goodrich, Candice Wiggins
and Skylar Diggins each
added 11 points for the
Shock (8-17), who ended
a three-game losing streak
and beat Minnesota for
the first time in the last
15 meetings.
Seimone Augustus had
a season-high 29 points
for the Lynx (17-6), who
have lost three in a row.
Cambage scored five
points during a 14-0 run
that put the Shock up
60-48 midway through
the third quarter, their
largest lead of the game.
Minnesota went on a 7-0
run to pull to 74-69 with
4 minutes left, but the
Lynx got no closer until
18.5 seconds remained.
Tulsa leading scorer
Glory Jackson sat out
with a concussion, while
Minnesota played with-
out leading rebounder
Rebekkah Brunson, who
has a right knee injury.
DREAM 88, SUN 57
ATLANTA (AP) — Angel
McCoughtry scored 30
points, Erika de Souza
had 18 points and 15
rebounds, and Atlanta
snapped a four-game
skid with a victory over
McCoughtry, the
WNBA’s leading scorer,
missed only two shots,
going 9 for 11 from the
field and hitting all 11 of
her free throws.
Iziane Castro-Marques
finished with a season-
high 18 points for the
Sun, who have lost four
of five and suffered the
franchise’s third-worst
loss in 11 seasons at
— Matee Ajavon scored
16 points and Crystal
Langhorne had 14 to lead
Washington to a win over
New York.
Rookie Tierra Ruffin-
Pratt had 10 of her 12
points in the fourth and
Ivory Latta added 11
for the Mystics (12-13).
Fourth-place Washington
increased its lead to 1 1/2
games over the Liberty in
the Eastern Conference
with their third straight
win, matching their sea-
son-best streak from June
Katie Smith scored
14 points and Cappie
Pondexter had 11 for New
York (10-14). The Liberty,
who had won the teams’
first two meetings, have
alternated wins and loss-
es their last eight games
overall after a stretch in
which they lost eight of
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AP Business Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Americans
remain stingy about carrying credit
card balances and are making more
of an effort to make timely payments,
trends that have helped whittle the
rate of late payments on credit cards
down to the lowest level in nearly 20
The rate of credit card payments at
least 90 days overdue fell in the second
quarter to 0.57 percent. That’s the low-
est level since 1994, credit reporting
agency TransUnion said Tuesday.
The April-June card delinquency
rate declined from 0.63 percent in the
same period last year, and also was
down from 0.69 percent in the first
three months of the year.
The latest late-payment rate is the
second-lowest recorded by TransUnion
since the second quarter of 1994, when
the rate was 0.56 percent, and it’s run-
ning ahead of the historical average of
1.03 percent.
The firm’s records go back to 1992.
Many Americans remain reluctant
to take on high-interest credit card
debt after taking steps to increase sav-
ings and pay down balances during the
Great Recession.
Americans’ credit card debt dropped
$2.7 billion in June and remains 16.5
percent below its July 2008 peak,
according to the Federal Reserve.
Nearly four years after the reces-
sion, the U.S. economy and job market
are far from fully recovered, though
they are making steady progress.
On average, employers have added
192,000 new jobs a month so far this
And the unemployment rate fell
to a 4 1/2-year low of 7.4 percent
last month, down from 7.6 percent in
June. That’s still well above the 5 to 6
percent rate associated with a normal
The slow-growth economy, rising
home values and a high-flying stock
market have helped boost consum-
er confidence this year, but many
Americans remain cautious with their
‘‘The data supports that consumers
will continue to prioritize their credit
card relationships over other credit
obligations, and delinquencies should
remain low into the near future,’’ said
Ezra Becker, vice president of research
and consulting in TransUnion’s finan-
cial services business unit.
Average credit card debt per bor-
rower slipped to $4,965 in the second
quarter from $4,971 in the same peri-
od last year, TransUnion said.
Card debt rose from $4,875 in the
first quarter.
Meanwhile, the number of new cred-
it card accounts opened by consumers
increased in the first three months of
the year.
The data lags by a quarter, so the
latest TransUnion figures cover the
January-March period. They show that
the number of new credit card accounts
rose 5.6 percent from the same period
in 2012.
The share of cards issued to borrow-
ers with less-than-perfect credit was
essentially flat at 27.3 percent versus
27.4 percent a year earlier.
That’s still well below the roughly 45
percent share of cards going to non-
prime borrowers before the recession,
In the VantageScore credit rating
scale, consumers with a score lower
than 700 on a scale of 501-990 are
considered non-prime borrowers.
— Gas produced by a
southern Indiana landfill
could be captured and
used to generate revenue,
but Cummins workers
who studied the possi-
bilities say local officials
shouldn’t take the idea to
the bank just yet.
The five-mem-
ber Cummins team
spent about 300 hours
researching options for
a landfill near Jonesville.
They interviewed poten-
tial customers and part-
ners, conducted technical
reviews, visited five land-
fills, interviewed landfill
specialists and reviewed
landfill project articles,
The Republic reported.
The team then deter-
mined that capturing the
gas and selling it to a
utility or using it to gen-
erate electricity to sell
to industrial customers
made the most sense.
But team members say
the idea won’t be fiscally
feasible until the landfill
begins producing enough
gas to warrant an invest-
ment of millions of dol-
lars in equipment to cap-
ture it. That could take at
least a decade.
‘‘This is a long-
term project,’’ said Jim
Murray, director of the
Bartholomew County
Solid Waste Management
The Cummins employ-
ees partnered with the
waste district last year
to determine how best to
use the gas produced by
local landfills.
The county landfill
opened in 1999 and con-
tains about 1.8 million
cubic yards of waste. It
is designed to hold about
10 million cubic yards
and is expected to run
out of space in 2082.
The landfill produc-
es carbon dioxide and
methane gas from plants,
paper and food that
Murray says the land-
fill will produce so much
gas in the next 12 to 15
years that government
regulations will require
the district to capture or
burn off the gas.
MONUMENT BOOST — Dean Fuelling (center) of First Merchants Bank presents
a check for $500 to Decatur Mayor John Schultz (left) and Bill Wemhoff (right) of
the Adams County Peace Monument committee. The funds will be used for the
restoration of the monument, now in its 100th year. (Photo provided)
Pence plans trade mission to Japan
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Governor Mike Pence will
lead a delegation of Indiana business leaders and
elected officials to Japan next month on his first
overseas trade mission as governor.
Pence’s office announced Monday the delegations
will leave Sept. 5 and return nine days later after vis-
iting Tokyo, Nagoya and Tochigi Prefecture, Indiana’s
Japanese sister-state. During the trip he’ll attend the
Japan-U.S. Midwest Conference and meet with gov-
ernment and business leaders, including executives
from Japanese companies with Indiana operations.
Indiana counts Japan as its largest Asian trading
Pence’s office says the cost of the trade mission
is being covered entirely through private donations
to the Indiana Economic Development Foundation.
First lady Karen Pence and Secretary of Commerce
Victor Smith also will travel.
Factory hopeful in military contract bid
MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) — Officials at northern
Indiana’s AM General factory are hopeful of its
chances for being picked to build a new military tacti-
cal vehicle.
The company says it delivered 22 vehicles eight
days early for testing in the latest round of the Joint
Light Tactical Vehicle program for the Army and
Marine Corps.
The vehicles were built at AM General’s assembly
plant in Mishawaka where for several years it has
made Humvees for the military.
Company vice president Chris VanSlager told the
South Bend Tribune that the company’s early deliv-
ery of the vehicles on Wednesday helps its chances
of winning the contract for possibly building 18,000
vehicles over a five-year period.
Two other companies also remain in the contract
competition. Military officials expect a decision next
Craft village proposed in NE Indiana
LAOTTO, Ind. (AP) — An 1800s-style craft village
with cabins and more than a dozen shops is being
proposed for a rural site in northeastern Indiana.
Plans for Moose Lake Christian Craft Village call
for shops where craftsmakers would work their
trades, offering items for sale or lessons in crafts
such as pottery, blacksmithing and woodworking.
Doug and Kimberly Jennings own the site near the
Noble County community of LaOtta.
Doug Jennings told The News Sun his aim is to
offer visitors a chance to experience some of what
19th century life was like.
The county plan commission is scheduled to con-
sider the proposal on Aug. 21. If approved, Jennings
says he hopes to open the village next year at the site
about 15 miles north of Fort Wayne.
Company shifting work to Indiana
WINAMAC, Ind. (AP) — A company that converts
minivans into wheelchair-accessible vehicles plans
adding up to 70 jobs at its northern Indiana head-
quarters by shifting production from a Michigan fac-
Officials from The Braun Corp. say it will spend
about $7.5 million to modify a production line at its
Winamac facility so workers can install rear-entry
wheelchair lifts on minivans. The company says that
work will be moved from its Kalamazoo, Mich., facil-
The new line is expected to be operational by late
next year in the town about 50 miles south of South
Bend. Braun has some 800 full-time Indiana employ-
ees at plants in Winamac and Elkhart.
The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says
it offered Braun up to $500,000 in tax credits and
$100,000 in training grants.
IPL to upgrade two coal plants
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Power & Light
Co. has won state approval to spend $511 million to
upgrade two power plants to meet new federal mer-
cury and air toxic standards.
The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission
approved the upgrades Wednesday for plants in
Indianapolis and Petersburg. IPL says the upgrades
will cut mercury emissions 80 percent.
IPL says a rate increase to pay for the upgrades
will raise typical household monthly electric bills
$1.13 by 2014 and $8.92 by 2017.
The Indianapolis Star reports the Sierra Club and
the Citizens Action Coalition fought the plan, saying
IPL’s 470,000 customers shouldn’t have to pay high-
er rates to upgrade outdated coal plants. They want
IPL to invest in clean, renewable energy sources.
Generating units at the two plants are 27 to 46
years old.
Ameristar Casino sale is completed
EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — The sale of an Indiana
casino along Lake Michigan has been completed.
Las Vegas-based Pinnacle Entertainment now
owns the Ameristar Casino in East Chicago as part
of a nearly $870 million deal taking over Ameristar’s
parent company that closed Wednesday.
Pinnacle becomes the fifth owner of the East
Chicago casino in 16 years.
Casino general manger Matt Schuffert tells The
Times of Munster ( ) that no
immediate major changes are planned and its name
will remain the same for the time being.
Ameristar bought the East Chicago casino in
With the Ameristar buyout, Pinnacle Entertainment
is doubling its size to 16 properties. Pinnacle also
owns the Belterra Casino in southeastern Indiana.
New Bloomington office planned
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Electricity provider
Hoosier Energy is starting construction on a new $27
million headquarters building in Bloomington.
State and local officials joined company executives
in a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday at the site
near Indiana 37 on the city’s southwest side.
The Herald-Times reports that Hoosier Energy
plans to have about 115 employees working at the
new headquarters when it opens last next year.
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1,787 SF with full
#6181- 1.9 acre
business zoned lot.
Perfect for storage
units or apart-
Ideal Realtors
522 S 13th St
Steven J Kreigh
Cell 341-5077
Greenfield Farms
HOME...Energy Ef-
savings on your
cooling and heating
costs, 10 year
RWC Warranty
Call Al Felt for
showing 341-8550
Ideal Suburban
11124 State Road
101, Monroeville
*1.9 acres
*3 bedrooms
*lots of outbuild-
*Priced in the
Coldwell Banker
Roth Wehrly Gra-
Andy Zoda
Ronda Cowans
1620 NW State
Road 116-90, Mar-
8.5 acres, insulat-
ing concrete form
construction, over
10,000 sqft count-
ing the basement,
priced in the $600’s
11124 State Road
101, Monroeville
1.9 acres, 3 bed-
rooms, lots of out-
buildings, priced in
the $150’s
2291 E. US 224,
1.66 acres, 22x24
attached garage,
tons of space,
priced in the $140’s
Coldwell Bankers
Roth Wehrly Gra-
Zoda Real Estate
Ronda Cowans
Andy Zoda
2 story home with
2 full baths.
Features: gas hot
water heat and
central air. Unat-
tached 2 car ga-
rage and profes-
sionally landscaped
lot. Call Jason To-
Ideal Realtors
522 S 13th St
235 Oberli Street,
*newer roof, win-
dows, furnace, cen-
tral air
*24x32 garage w/
workshop area
*20x14 storage
*Priced in the
Coldwell Banker
Roth Wehrly Gra-
Zoda Real Estate
Ronda Cowans
Andy Zoda
2527 Hogan’s Al-
NEW villa in the
Meadows of Cross
Creek! home has
screened porch, 2
car garage, 2 full
baths, cathedral
ceiling, custom
cabinets, 95% eff
trane furnace, 13
seer A/C, 10 year
structural warranty.
Ideal Realtors
Mark Bixler
Broker Associate
Cell: 260-301-6145
Fax: 260-724-6463
Email: markbix-
For Sale
3007 N. Salem
Road, Decatur
*3 bedrooms
*22 x 17 garage
*100 x 100 lot
*Priced in the
Coldwell Banker
Roth Wehrly Gra-
Zoda Real Estate
Group 724-8000
Andy Zoda
416-7468 or Ronda
Cowans at
3856 N. Salem
Road, Decatur
*3 bedrooms,
1,546 sqft
*almost 1 acre
*HUD home
* Price in the $60,s
Coldwell Banker
Roth Wehrly Gra-
ber Zoda Real Es-
tate Group
Andy Zoda
Ronda Cowans
604 Short Street,
Decatur, 4 bed-
rooms, 1.5 baths,
full basement,
newer vinyl siding,
priced in th $30’s.
Coldwell Banker
Roth Wehrly Gra-
ber 260-724-8000
Andy Zoda
Ronda Cowans
612 N. 3rd St., De-
*fixer upper w/
great potential
*3 bedrooms, 2 full
*26x24 garage
* priced in the
Coldwell Banker
Roth Wehrly Gra-
Andy Zoda
Ronda Cowans
701 Heatherwood
Lane, Ossian, IN
Country Meadows
Subdivision, A
from ideal which
has the following
asked for features
from customers,
kitchen pantry, 2.5
bathrooms, 2 walk
in closets in the
master bedroom,
large garage, this
house has the
them all! Ideal Sub-
urban Homes
Call 260-341-8550
for showing
Call Al Felt, Broker
Associate & Evelyn
Felt, Broker Associ-
Alot of home for
the money!! Hard-
wood floors thru
out, Newly remod-
eled kitchen and
baths, 4 bedrooms,
2 Full baths, Gas
F/A, C/A, Newer
windows, Vinyl pri-
vacy fence, and
Double lot. Call to-
day for additional
Ideal Realtors
522 S 13th St
Lacey Caffee
Check out my
Country Living in
the City! You’re
looking at a spa-
cious 5 bedroom
home that includes
over 3,600.00
square foot, a
mother-in-law suite,
a finished club-
ming pool, stocked
pond, all on over
3.5 acres of
wooded lot. Ideal
Realtors Jason
Kreigh Sales Asso-
Cell 413-1446.
features: oak
woodwork through-
out, basement, ga-
rage with additional
second floor stor-
age. Home also
features third floor
storage. Outdoor
8x10 storage shed
is not included in
the price. Call Ja-
son Kreigh.
Ideal Realtors
522 S. 13th St.
Jason M. Kreigh
Sales Associate
Cell 413-1446
For Sale
Cute as a button
and tastefully deco-
rated! Very well
maintained with 3
bedrooms, 2 full
baths, stainless
steel appliances,
washer, dryer, &
deep freeze all stay
with the home. Gas
F/A heating, this
home has over
1300 sq.ft., rear
patio, surround
sound with radio
tuner, on a large
Ideal Realtors
522 S. 13th St. De-
Lacey Caffee
Check out my
Email laceycaf-
Cell 260-223-3534
Cute as a button!
Move right into this
lovely and very well
maintained ranch
style home. Fea-
tures include: 3
bedrooms, 1 bath,
very open floor
plan, updated
kitchen, 2 car at-
tached garage,
new shed, new
flooring, newer win-
dows, roof and gut-
ters in 2011, new
air conditioning unit
and water heater in
Ideal Realtors
Lacey Caffee
Exceptionally nice
home in a great
neighborhood! 3
bedrooms, 1 1/2
baths, beautiful oak
cabinets, crown
molding in the liv-
ing and dining
rooms, walk in pan-
try, heat pump.
Roof is less than 1
year old, new
seamless gutters.
Huge backyard!
Call today to set up
your showing.
Ideal Realtors
522 S. 13th St. De-
Lacey Caffee
Check out my
Email laceycaf-
Cell 260-223-3534
Mini Farm! Country
property West of
Decatur. Features:
3 nice sized bed-
rooms, 2 full baths,
updated kitchen
with lots of cabinet
storage & counter-
top space and tile
floors. Hardwood
floors throughout
rest. Heated tile in
the bathroom on
the main level. Built
in locker area in the
mud room, gas F/A
furnace and C/A
and 2 car detached
garage. Large barn
with several horse
stalls and storage.
Nice pasture area.
2 other outbuildings
for lots of uses.
Ideal Realtors
Lacey Caffee
VILLA on the
Meadows of Cross
Creek. Ditch the
lawn care and
snow removal and
move out to this 2
bedroom 2 full bath
villa. Call Jason
Kreigh to schedule
your private show-
Ideal Realtors
522 S. 13th St.
260-724-9131 or
Jason Kreigh
Sales Associate
Very well main-
tained home in a
nice quiet subdivi-
sion, close to
schools. Updates
include: new
kitchen counter top,
laminate floors in
the kitchen, Span-
ish lace, and more.
Huge master bed-
room with double
Ideal Realtors
Lacey Caffee
For Sale
•1,763 square feet
of living space
•3 bedrooms, 3 full
•Huge Bonus room
with full bath and
closet can be used
as family room,
master suite, or
guest bedroom
•Amish built cus-
tom hickory cabi-
nets with crown
molding and cabi-
net hardware
•Stainless steel ap-
•Lawn care and
snow removal $55
per month mainte-
nance fee
Ideal Suburban
260-341-8557 Ev-
elyn’s Cell Phone
The Stratford
*1,778 SF *Cus-
tom Cabinets
*Very spacious
kitchen w/island
*House wrap *30
year shingles
*Partial brick from
w/address stone
*Concrete drive -
Patio - Sidewalks
*Rounded drywall
* 2.5 baths
*95% eff. Trane
*13 seer AC
*10 yr. Warranty
*Spanish Lace
*Dishwasher - Dis-
*Cathedral ceiling
Call Mark Bixler at
724-9131 or
This home fea-
tures 3 Bedrooms 2
Full Bathrooms,
boasts over 1300
sq ft, vaulted ceil-
ing in the Great
Room, Spacious
Master Bedroom
with Walk in Closet
and Full Bath, Gas
F/A, C/A. The seller
has recently added
Beautiful Wood
Laminate Flooring
thru out the house,
fenced backyard
with 8 X 12 Shed.
Call today to
schedule your pri-
vate showing.
Ideal Realtors
522 S. 13th St. De-
Lacey Caffee
Check out my
Email laceycaf-
Cell 260-223-3534
This home is lo-
cated in a nice
quiet subdivision
north of Decatur.
This home boasts
over 2,400 finished
square feet and in-
cludes 3 bedrooms
and 2 1/2 baths.
Additional features
include: partially
finished basement
with mini bar, large
yard, covered
patio, fireplace,
great landscaping,
eat-in kitchen with
Corian countertops.
Master bedroom in-
cludes walk in
closet and full bath.
2 car attached ga-
rage, new siding,
new heat and air
system (heat
pump) in 2011. Ap-
pliances stay with
the home.
Ideal Realtors
522 S. 13th St
Lacey Caffee
Check Out My
Cell 260-223-3535
Villa living at its
best. This Quiet
Subdivision along
side the Golf
Course has so
much to offer.
Home Features:
Open Floor Plan,
Vaulted Ceiling in
the living room,
Nice size Master
Bedroom with Walk
in closet and Full
Bath, 2 Car At-
tached Garage,
and much more.
Home Owner is of-
fering to Pay 1
Years worth of
Maintenance dues
with a full price of-
Ideal Realtors
Lacey Caffee
For Sale
WOW!! This is a
beautifully deco-
rated and tastefully
done nice size
ranch home, on al-
most an acre!! Fea-
ture include: 1600
finished sq.ft., 3
bedrooms, 2 full
baths, very open
concept, less than
a year old sunroom
with lots of natural
light. All blinds are
custom throughout
the house and stay
as all curtains.
Washer and dryer
stay with the
house. Kitchen ap-
pliances are nego-
tiable. New siding,
roof, windows, and
heat pump in 2008.
Large garage with
lots of storage.
Whole home was
redone a few years
ago. Call for details
or to schedule a
Ideal Realtors
522 S 13th St
Lacey Caffee
Cell 260-223-3534
For Sale
Brand NEW in
Can deliver, $125.
(260) 493-0805
Hunter green
couch w/ matching
loveseat, couch
makes into queen
bed, excellent con-
dition, $350
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1125 Southhamp-
ton Drive, Decatur
Monday-Friday 8-6
Saturday 8-3
Garage Sale
1010 Mercer Ave
Fri & Sat 8-1
Power tools & tool
related, household,
womens clothing
and accessories
1063 Parkview Dr
Fri 10-? Sat 9-3
0-16yrs boys,
6-16yrs girls and
adult clothes,
couch, bikes and
many nice new
1121 Master Dr
Aug. 16 8-4
Aug. 17 8-2
Washer & gas
dryer, mower,
round oak table &
chairs, 4 in 1 life-
time wooden crib
w/ mattress, Fleet-
wood pop-up
camper, Nortaki
china, Avon, mens,
ladies, kids name-
brand clothing,
Puma kids shoes,
misc. items
1210 Madison St
Fri 9-3 Sat 8-12
Furniture, collecti-
bles, miscellaneous
122 N 10th St
Fri-Sat-Sun 8-?
Automobile lift,
Honda snow-
blower, power
metal cutting unit,
painters, light, Tex-
aco globe top gas
pump, clothing, an-
tiques, Halloween,
Garage Sale
1321 Canterbury
Dr 8/15 3-6 8/16 &
8/17 8-5
Five family--Baby
items, kids/adult
clothing, toys, train,
furniture, car seats,
204 Park Place
Saturday 8-3
Computer desk,
womens clothes,
boys 0-3mo., girls
0-3T, scrapbook
items, stationary,
purses, gift bags,
cake decorating
items, Wii fit board,
nail polish
221 Stratton Way
Fri 7-4 Sat 7-1
Household items,
computer desk, lots
of womens cloth-
ing, discounted
Mary Kay and
much more! All
items priced to sell!
310 N 9th St
Fri & Sat 8-4
Girls baby, toddler
clothes sizes infant
to 2T. Wide variety.
Adorable! Cute!
Cute! Cute!
3990 N 200 W
8/16 7:30-5
8/17 7:30-1
Gently used name-
brand boys
infant-4T, girls in-
fant-6mo., boys
toddler bedding,
toys, womens
nity, mens clothes,
coats, queen com-
forter set, bassinet,
diaper champ, 31
bags, small appli-
ances, new bath
vanity, unopened
Hot Wheels
410 Eastbrook Dr
Saturday 8am-?
Baby clothes,
video games, toys,
shoes, cd’s, tools,
clothes, movies,
mens clothes and
416 Stratton Way
Sat 8-4
Namebrand girl
clothes size 8-14,
electric stove, com-
pound bow/arrow,
quilting, misc. items
44 Homestead Dr
Fri & Sat 8-?
Picture window,
wicker chair & ta-
ble, futon, trumpet,
lots of clothes
514 Nuttman Ave
8/15 9-5 8/16 8-5
8/17 7-1
Girls clothing-7-16
(great back to
school outfits),
Christmas items,
fun things to
see...stop by
515 Jefferson St
Fri & Sat 8-4
Cleaning house
and garage out.
Dehumidifier, TV,
entrance door, dou-
ble sink, records,
picture frames, two
antique chairs, gas
leaf blower, wine
bottle corker, exer-
cise stepper, small
yard trailer, sewing
cabinet and much,
much more!
6805 W 900 N
Saturday 8-5
Big Sale!
Fishing, lots of
tools, sandblaster,
jointer, hand tools,
etc., girls 4-6, toys,
household, misc..
715 Walnut St
Fri 1-5 Sat 8-1
In back garage.
Antiques and lots
of miscellaneous
7956 N 200 E
Fri 9-5 Sat 8-3
NB-adult clothes,
computer desk,
toys, microwave,
too much to list
827 Schirmeyer
Thur & Fri 8-6
Sat 8-3
Most items .25
cents, electric gui-
tar & amp., clothes,
bikes, knickknacks,
much more.
918 Yorktown Rd
(AWM) Fri 10-5 Sat
2 tv’s, air hockey
table, computer
desk, Maytag
wringer washer, car
& truck tires,
women’s sm-med,
misc items
981 S 28th St
pitcher & bowl, in-
fant girls, girls &
boys clothes,
books, toys, CD’s,
DVD’s and miscel-
989 Fawn Ct. &
Fri & Sat 8-4
Computer items,
kitchen items, tall
mens jeans, toy &
books, holiday de-
cor, die cast cars,
fishing poles, etc.
Garage Sale
Sellin’ Dad’s
Lots of
books/old & new
Craft items, col-
lectibles, baby
Lots of old
7120 SW State
Rd 116
Just outside
Linn Grove
Sat & Sun 8-3
Cross Creek
1302 Eagle Glen
Ct Karen Baker-
Beth Krull & friends
Fri 8-5 Sat 8-2
Baby jogger, Win-
chester bicycle
trailer, childs 4x4
house tent, mega
saucer, pack n
play, Cabbage
Patch dolls,
womens & chil-
drens clothes, jew-
elry, Dresden Plate
antique quilt, en-
gine hoist, rugs,
blankets & home
decorations, 6 Dun-
can Fife chairs,
stand alone oval
Garage Sale
Worth the drive!
4180 E 550 N Pi-
qua Rd to 550 turn
Fri 8-5 Sat 8-2
Newborn-size 2,
toys, books and
baby things
Garage Sale
934 Dayton St
Fri-Sat 8-5
Come help me
clear out my ga-
Clothes sizes in-
fant-adult, toys, an-
tiques, odds and
ends and much
more, something
for everyone
1033 Parkview Dr
(corner of Dormac)
Saturday 8am-1pm
New jogging
stroller, Britax
Marathon carseat,
kids video monitor,
lawn mower, home
decor, Christmas
snowmen, books,
wood folding dis-
play shelves,
women’s clothing:
sweaters, medical
scrubs (sm-med)
and miscellaneous
Worth the drive
4180 E 550 N Pi-
qua Rd to 550 N
turn leftFri 8-5 Sat
8-2NB-size 2, toys,
books and baby
tion work,
interior-exterior re-
modeling, roofing,
siding, windows
and doors, restore
old barns, concrete
Reasonable rates
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ollce ol lhis unil ol governmenl al 222 W Washington, Monroe, IN.. The polilical subdivision
or appropriale lscal body shall publish lhis nolice lwice in accordance wilh IC 5-3-1 wilh lhe
lrsl publicalion al leasl len days belore lhe dale lxed lor lhe public hearing and lhe second
publicalion al leasl lhree days belore lhe dale lxed lor lhe public hearing.
Nolice is hereby given lo laxpayers ol ADAMS CENTRAL COMMUNITY SCHOOL COR-
PORATION, Adams County, Indiana lhal lhe proper ollcers ol Adams Central Community
Schools will conducl a public hearing on lhe year 2014 budgel. Following lhis meeling,
any len or more laxpayers may objecl lo a budgel, lax rale, or lax levy by lling an objeclion
peilion wilh lhe proper ollcers ol Adams Central Community Schools not more than seven
days aller lhe hearing. The ojbeclion pelilion musl idenlily lhe provisions ol lhe budgel, lax
rale, or lax levy lo which laxpayers objecl. Il a pelilion is lled, Adams Central Community
Schools shall adopl wilh lhe budgel a lnding concerning lhe ojbeclions in lhe pelilion and
leslimony presenled. Following lhe aloremenlioned hearing, lhe proper ollcers ol Adams
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Public Hearing Dale. Thursday, Augusl 29, 2013
Public Hearing Time. 7.30am
Public Hearing Localion. 222 W Washinglon, Monroe, IN
Adoplion Meeling Dale. Tuesday, Seplember 10, 2013
Adoplion Meeling Time. 7.00pm
Adoplion Meeling Localion. 222 W Washinglon, Monroe, IN
Eslimaled Civil Max Levy. $742,337
Esl. Bus Repl. Max Levy. $201,119
Fund Name
DAY 200,000 0 0 0
0101-GENERAL 7,200,00 0 0 0
SERVICE 1,118,953 1,327,412 0 932,383
(School) 1,930,481 1,791,715 0
6301- TRANS-
PÒRTATIÒN 788,800 742,337 0 677,963
REPLACEMENT 232,800 201,119 0 148,534
TÒTAL 11,471,034 4,062,583 0 2,727,294
Budget Estimate
Maximum Eslimaled
funds to be raised
(including appeals
and levies exempl
lrom maximum levy
Excessive Levy
Appeals (included in
column 3)
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Decatur Daily Democrat
3BR, 2BA, Newer appliances, furnace, windows,
well, septic, new roof, fireplace, new garage door,
2 car garage, finished basement, energy efficient,
1 acre with mature trees, also orchard. Stateline 2
miles North of 224, 8570 N 700 E Decatur
134 Brandywine Lane 1845 sq.ft house w/ 575
sq.ft 2 car attached garage. 3BR/2Bath. Newly
remodelled kitchen & bathrooms. New laminate
flooring. Vaulted ceiling &fire place in living room.
New stainless steel appliances. Priced to sell!
Ranch Home for Sale. Anthony Wayne
Meadows. 3 Br, 2 Bath, 2 car garage, fenced
yard, 1571sf, new roof, heated floors, all
appliances included. 910 Yorktown Road
$133,900 OBO. Call 260-223-4455
3636 N. Shady Lane (Oakwood)
$250,000 Pictures and Description.
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 2 Fireplaces, 2
Kitchens, Finished Basement, Indoor Pool,
Elevator, Gym,Kennel, Wrap around
Driveway,...Everything Customized.
10195 N 200 E
Log cabin--1,800sq.ft. setting on 5 wooded
acres, 3 possibly 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, utility
room, full finishable walkout basement, cathedral
ceilings in living area w/ catwalk, fireplace on
main floor and wood burner in basement,
geothermal heating/cooling, 40x63 pole building
w/ 14x14 overhead doors, 50x50 fenced kennel
w/ 8x12 shed.260-724-2783
3 Bedroom home on quiet street, fireplace,
refurbished hardwood floors throughout, new
doors, countertops and linoleum, full basement.
$65,000 728-2352
210 N. 16th Street
Beautifully landscaped 3 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath
ranch located on quiet street and an extra large
corner lot. 1380 sq ft w/2 car attached garage.
New roof, all new windows, and newer floors,
fixtures,and water heater. Very clean home!
Check out pictures and more details at
Quiet country living in a private setting, located off
Hwy 27, one mile South of I-469. Charming 5
bedroom home on 8 acres with a 1 acre stocked
pond. For sale by owner 260-639-0338
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August 17th @ 9am RE @ Noon
Catherine Zephyr
1925 State Line Road, Convoy, OH
Located East of Decatur, On US 224, To state line,
then North approx. 9 miles to auction site.
Open House August 6th • 5-6pm
Real Estate, Personal Property, Appliances, Lawn &
Garden, Household Item, Furniture
Krueckeberg Auction & Realty
Saturday August 17th @ 9:00am
Jerry & Sue Sprunger
646 Forest Park Drive, Berne, IN
Sale of Leather Furniture, Antiques, Collectibles, Tools,
Garden Tractor, Honda Mower, Tool Chest, American
Fostoria, Flo Blu Dishes, Generator, Pressure Sprayer,
Garden Tools, Appliances
Miz Lehman Realtors-Auctioneers
260-589-2903. For complete sale bill go to or
Tuesday, August 20th @ 5:00pm
Sapp Auction
Dale & Roberta Sapp, Owners
1021 Southhampton Dr., Decatur
Forner Decatur Engine Service building, behind the
Back 40
Personal Property, Household Items, Antiques, Power
Tools, Shop Equipment, Appliances, Fishing Equipment,
Furniture, Lawn & Garden, Golf Cart, 2 Wheel Trailer
Dave Myers Town & Country Auctioneers/Realtors
Thursday, August 22 @ 3:00pm
Don & Rebecca Henry
7030 Lortie Rd, Monroeville, IN
Personal Property, Household Items, Antiques, Power
Tools, Shop Equip., Tractor, Appliances, Farm
Machinery, Furniture, Collection, Lawn & Garden,
Jerry Ehle
Schrader Real Estate & Auction
August 23rd @ 10am
Decatur Mini & Self Storage
Various Locations in Decatur, IN
Personal Property
Krueckeberg Auction & Realty
Saturday, August 24 @ 9am
Located @10374 NW Winchester Rd., Decatur, IN
9am Farm Related Items 10am Tractors & Equipment
IH Tractors, IH Combine & Heads, Grain Heads, JD Corn
Planter & JD Grain Drill, Tillage Equipment & Wagons,
Augers, Sprayer, Rotary Mower, Backhoe, Snow Blowers,
Trailers, Cub Cadet Mower, 6000 Bushel Grain Bin, Farm
Related Items & Shop Tools
This Equipment has been well maintained throughout the
years and has been housed and is in field ready condition.
Mike and Carol Selking, Owners
Wiegmann Auctioneers, 260-447-4311
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 @ 6pm
Dale Doty & Barbara Ann Cotner
512 S. Sampson Road, Woodburn, IN
Real Estate: 77.4 Productive Tillable Acres sold as one
contiguous field, Farm Land
Jerry Ehle, Schrader Real Estate & Auction of Fort
260-749-0445 866-340-0445
Thursday August 29 @ 6:30pm
Mr. & Mrs. Samuel W. Girod, Owners
1662 East 650 South
Berne, IN
Go East of Berne on 218 to County Road 75 E then 1/4
mile South to C.R. 650 South then East 1/4 mile
Real Estate- 4 Bedroom home on 3 acres,
Tools, Line Shaft, Diesel Motor, Good Heavy Duty Wood
Working Tools w/ Disc Clutches
Joe Brown Auctioneer/Realtor
Saturday, September 7 @ 9:00am
Indiana Antique Tractor Auction
424 S. Van Buren St., Monroe, IN
(Old Automatic Sprinkler Facility) 000 Rd.
Tractors, Farm Machinery, Antique Tractor Parts,
Machinery, Hit Miss Engines, Pedal Tractors/Running &
Non Running Tractors
Dave Myers Town & Country Auctioneers/Realtors
Saturday, September 7 @ 9am
Ked & Margo Graber, Owners
975 N US 27, Berne, IN
Just North of Graber Insurance Building
Sale of: Furniture, Hand/Power Tools, Antiques,
Collectibles, Glass, 5 Pinball & Arcade Games, 2 Go-Carts
Miz Lehman Realtors-Auctioneers
(260) 589-2903
or &
Monday, September 9th
Personal Property @ 5pm
Real Estate @ 6pm
Harold Ballard
633 E 1000 N, Decatur, IN
Real Estate: 1456 sq.ft. 3 bedroom home w/ full basement
on 2 acres in North Adams District
Open House: August 19th 5-7pm
Personal Property, Household Items, Power Tools, Shop
Equipment, Appliances, Furniture, Lawn & Garden, Riding
Lawn Mower
Dave Myers Town & Country Auctioneers/Realtors
Thursday, September 26th @ 6pm
Shawn & Kara Leman
6324 E. State Road 124, Bluffton, IN
Real Estate
Schrader Real Estate & Auction Co., Inc
PO Box 508, Columbia City, IN 46725
Auctioneer: Al Pfister 260-760-8922
509 N 3rd St
Newly painted, approximately 2000 sq. ft, 3
BR, 2 BA, utility room, gas log fireplace,
basement, detached large 2 car garage, fenced
yard on a double corner lot.
Call 260-517-8132
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