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September 26, 2013
Outpatient numbers continue to soar, AHN trustees report
The majority of the 40-minute public session consisted of brief reports from AHN interim chief executive officer JoEllen Eidam, nursing home administrators Maria Diaz (Adams Heritage) and Bill Watson (Adams Woodcrest), chief financial officer Dane Wheeler, board president Dr. Robert E. Judge and director of support services Nick Nelson. In particular, Wheeler noted the hospital’s financial picture improved in the month of August to the point the facility is now $145,531 in the black for the year-to-date after being $35,807 in the red at the end of July. As of the end of August, the hospital showed total operating revenue of $26,925,038 and non-operating revenue of $888,242 for a total of $27,813,280. Expenses for the year (nearly $1.5 million less than
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Hospital’s financial outlook gets boost
By JOE SPAULDING For the first time in the history of the Adams Health Network, a meeting of the hospital’s board of trustees was held outside Adams County as members joined forces at the Adams Heritage Nursing Home in Monroeville for their regular monthly event. Although not publicly announced, the trustees had decided at their August meeting to meet at various locations operated by AHN with Adams Heritage the site of the first non-hospital meeting. The Adams Woodcrest Nursing Home will host the October meeting. Trustees toured the Adams Heritage event prior to an executive session and meal and pronounced themselves impressed with the facility the hospital has operated for more than 10 years. what had been budgeted for) have been $27,667,749. Departmental statistics provided show that outpatient registrations at the hospital continue to soar. July stats were 2,778 more than those recorded in 2012 (7,966 vs. 5,188) while in August, visits were even greater with 8,667 registrations (versus 5,926 in August of 2012 — 2,741 more in 2013). Other statistics were not quiet as favorable for August with obstetric patients continuing a downward trend (only 27 babies born in the past two months) and surgeries performed were 133 in 2013 for August versus 195 in 2012. Visits to the emergency room went from 951 in July to 1,006 in August this year but a similar period last year had 994 in July and 1,024 in August.
‘Slick’ Leonard, a DDD reader?
C-thump baby voting is now under way
‘Open concept’ for county offices gets cool reception
By MIKE LAMM Maintenance issues at the Service Complex were the primary focus of the regular weekly meeting of the Adams County Commissioners on afternoon. Maintenance Supervisor Dave Meyer proposed acceptance of a bid to replace windows and perform masonry work on the north side of the building, presented a quote to create new doorways between the offices of the county auditor, treasurer and recorder, and updated the commissioners on the status of HVAC systems within the Service Complex building. Meyer recommended accepting a bid from General Restoration, Inc., Columbus, Ohio, in the amount of $36,567 for the replacement of four windows and performance of tuckpointing and other masonry work on the north side of the Service Complex. Meyer noted the renovations would “take care of everything on the north side of the building” in need of repair. He added the work should be completed by the end of the year. Commissioners approved the bid. Meyer also noted he had been asked to get quotes for the possible creation of doorways between the offices of the county auditor, treasurer and recorder, allowing for the possibility of communication between the offices in helping members of the public. However, with an estimated cost of $3,897 for the project, Meyer expressed his opposition to the concept, especially since it would be impossible to line up the new openings between offices in such a way as to allow employees clear sight through all three offices, he said. “If you ask my opinion, I would say ‘no’ at this time,” Meyer stated. He added that Auditor Mary Beery “was not tremendously excited about it (the potential project) either. The way the offices are configured, there would be a significant expense” involved in creating new doorways, moving any electrical wiring found in the walls and installing new doors. “I’m opposed to the project,” he stated. Commissioners agreed and tabled the matter. In an attempt to resolve HVAC concerns in the Service Complex, Meyer said he met last week with representatives of Building Temperature Solutions, LLC, Fort Wayne, to discuss HVAC systems as a whole and those in the Service Complex in particular. Meyer reported the building’s “boilers are fine, the air handling systems are fine, and the air conditioning system is fine.” Our problem “is in the controls in getting the right temperature to the rooms.” He stated the air conditioning has been “running 24-7 all summer. It’s just continually running all the time. We can either turn it on or off. There are no alternatives.” He noted that at times, some offices are so cold that employees wear sweaters and jackets. Even though the thermostat might be set in the 80’s, the actual temperature in the room can be 64 degrees or lower. Meyer stated BTS has requested copies of past utility bills and expressed the possibility that energy rebates might be available. See COUNTY, Page 3
Entries are being accepted for the 2013 Callithumpian Baby Photo contest. Photos sized either 3-by-5 inches of 4-by-6 inches may be dropped off or mailed to the Decatur Walgreens pharmacy, 123 N. 13th Street, Decatur. Photos will be accepted through Sunday, Oct. 11. The contest is open for all newborns through 2-year-old children (born Oct. 28, 2011 or after). Residents may vote as often as they like for their favorite photo between Oct. 1-27 at Walgreens. Every dollar donated equals 10 votes. Prizes will be awarded to the top three contestants. The first-, second- and thirdplace winners will receive Walgreens gift cards. All proceeds benefit the 2013 Callithumpian Festival.
Bobby ‘‘Slick’’ Leonard reads a recent edition of the Decatur Daily Democrat, with granddaughter Stella Mae on his lap. Photo provided
Former coach is neighbor of SA grad Josh Habegger
36th annual Baby Day planned at Swiss Village
The annual Baby Day at Swiss Village will be from 2-4 p.m. on Oct. 14 at the Swiss Village auditorium. All babies are invited to visit with residents and a listing of all of the babies that have ever attended baby day will be available to look at. All babies will receive a special gift made by Swiss Village residents in appreciation of their participation. For more information call 589-3173.
Former Indiana Pacers head coach Bobby “Slick” Leonard reportedly is an occasional reader of the Decatur Daily Democrat. The photo above shows Leonard, a resident of Carmel, enjoying a story in the Aug. 30 edition of the Democrat. The story, written by Mark Bennett of the TribuneStar, focused on an upcoming documentary on Leonard’s life by award-winning filmmaker Ted Green. It appeared on Page 1 of the Democrat, with Bennett’s permission. But how the newspaper ended up in Leonard’s possession is an entirely different story. It seems he is the neighbor of South Adams High School graduate Josh Habegger and his wife Sara. Josh’s mother, LaDonna, had mentioned the article in the DDD to her son, who asked her to bring a copy or two the next time he visited. Josh and Sara Habegger earlier this week took a copy of the newspaper across the street to their neighbor, and “he got the biggest kick out of that,” LaDonna Habegger relayed to the Democrat. Josh also asked to snap a picture of Leonard as he read the story.
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Dust is a-flyin’
The fall harvest is in full swing in Adams County. Local farmer Bruce Barger said his family began harvesting soybeans Monday evening and “we expect the early beans to be real good.” Barger said yields are averaging in the mid60’s (bushels per acre) with moisture content measured at 13 percent, which Barger called “perfect.” Photo by Mike Lamm
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Postal service seeks hike in stamp price
Cost of first-class stamp could rise to 49 cents
WASHINGTON (AP) — It soon could cost 49 cents to mail a letter. The postal Board of Governors said Wednesday it wants to raise the price of a firstclass stamp by 3 cents, citing the agency’s ‘‘precarious financial condition’’ and the uncertain prospects for postal overhaul legislation in Congress. ‘‘Of the options currently available to the Postal Service to align costs and revenues, increasing postage prices is a last resort that reflects extreme financial challenges,’’ board chairman Mickey Barnett wrote customers. The rate proposal must be approved by the independent Postal Regulatory Commission. If the commission accepts it, the increase would become effective Jan. 26. Under federal law the post office cannot raise its prices more than the rate of inflation unless
Volunteering to lend a hand Tuesday during the United Way of Adams County’s annual Community Market Day were, above from left, Kim Fullove, Jennifer Blackburn, Mayor John Schultz, Jenny Buchan and Sharon Tester. In front is Riley Thieme, a customer at the store at the time. Community Markets donated 5 percent of its sales for the day to the United Way. Photo by Ashley Thieme
Sheriff to lawmakers: Armed teachers won’t help
a proposal that would’ve required all public schools to have a teacher or another employee carrying a gun during all school hours. Under Vigo County’s program, the security officers are all former police officers, many retired, who now have full-time jobs with the school district to be the first line of defense in case of a violent attack, the Tribune-Star reported. The school district and city and county governments split the costs of the program, with the sheriff’s and police departments responsible for the law enforcement duties of each officer. ‘‘The money is a tough thing, but I know we really believe this is a great model to follow, and I hope you all will find the funding for other communities to do this,’’ Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett said. Rep. Alan Morrison, R-Terre Haute, said Vigo County’s plan was a good model for other communities. ‘‘What Vigo County does won’t work everywhere, but we need to find out what can work and help communities make their schools safe for students and staff,’’ Morrison said. Rep. Kevin Mahan, R-Hartford City, told The Times of Munster that he might support changing state law to give legal protection to a person who uses deadly force to prevent a school attack. Mahan, a former Blackford County sheriff, said he doesn’t want the state to require armed personnel in every school.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A county sheriff told Indiana legislators he doesn’t believe school security would be improved by having teachers or principals carrying guns. Vigo County Sheriff Greg Ewing told a legislative committee Tuesday about how his department worked with Terre Haute’s police department and school district officials to put people trained as police officers in all schools in the county after the deadly elementary school shooting last December in Newtown, Conn. ‘‘I didn’t go to school to teach,’’ Ewing said. ‘‘I believe teachers and principals don’t need to be worried about doing my job.’’ The committee is reviewing school safety issues after legislators earlier this year briefly considered
it gets approval from the commission. In seeking the increase, Barnett cited ‘‘extraordinary and exceptional circumstances which have contributed to continued financial losses’’ by the agency. As part of the rate increase request, the cost for each additional ounce of first-class mail would increase a penny to 21 cents while the price of mailing a postcard would rise by a cent, to 34 cents. The cost to mail a letter to an international destination would jump 5 cents to $1.15. Many consumers won’t feel the increase immediately. Forever stamps bought before an increase still would cover firstclass postage. The price of new forever stamps would be at the higher rate, if approved. The Postal Service also said it would request price increases totaling 5.9 percent for bulk mail, periodicals and package service rates, according to a filing to be made with the commission today.
Classic car stolen at Indy show
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Michigan man says a big part of him has been ripped away with the theft of his restored 1970s Chevrolet Chevelle during a trip to Indianapolis for a classic car show. Keith Parmer of Holt, Mich., said he was in disbelief when found his box trailer empty outside a motel Sunday morning. The locks had been cut, its ramp lowered and the car gone, according to a police report. ‘‘If I don’t find this car and I lose this car, I don’t think I can do it again,’’ he told The Indianapolis Star ( ). ‘‘Somebody’s taking a big part of who I am that I’ll never get back.’’ Parmer, 48, said he fell in love with muscle cars while growing up in the 1970s. He and his
Stocks tumble for fifth consecutive day
dise piles up. Wal-Mart spokesman Dave Tovar said the report was misleading and that in some categories, the discounter was ordering more, and in other areas it was ordering less. Wal-Mart fell $1.10, or 1.5 percent, to $74.65, taking the rest of the market with it. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell five points, or 0.3 percent, to 1,692.77. Its five-day losing streak is the longest this year. Worries about the economy and the growing possibility of a government shutdown also continue to weigh on investors’ minds. In just a week, the mood of investors has shifted from giddiness over more Federal Reserve stimulus to concern that a government shutdown could harm the fragile U.S. economic recovery. Two financial deadlines for the U.S. government loom. Congress needs to pass a funding bill to keep the government operating after Oct. 1, when the Federal government’s new fiscal year starts. There is also the issue of the nation’s debt ceiling, which needs to be raised before Oct. 17, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew told Congress in a letter Wednesday. The Republican-
NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart spooked the stock market Wednesday — helping push stocks lower for a fifth straight day. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 61 points, or 0.4 percent, to 15,273.26. The Dow was dragged down by Wal-Mart after Bloomberg News reported that the world’s biggest retailer is cutting orders with suppliers as unsold merchan-
wife bought the Chevelle for less than $20,000 in 2008. He estimates he spent $300,000 on parts and labor to restore and upgrade it — including a new engine, a custommade polished intake manifold made of aluminum and a custom-made trunk and interior. ‘‘That’s one of the things that’s driven me all these years to work so hard,’’ he said. ‘‘My love for cars.’’ Parmer, who works as a car dealer, brought the car from his home near Lansing, Mich., for last weekend’s Goodguys 3rd Speedway Nationals car show at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. At least one other classic car, a 1949 Chevrolet, and two trucks were stolen from hotel parking lots overnight Saturday.
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ouse GOP leaders appear all but certain to reject the Senate’s attempt at a simple, straightforward stopgap spending bill like those routinely passed since the 1995-96 government shutdowns that bruised Republicans and strengthened President Bill Clinton.
support for a temporary spending measure. Cruz wants to derail the spending bill to deny Democrats the ability to strip out the anti-Obamacare provision, a strategy that has put him at odds with other Republicans who say the move won’t work and fear it would spark a shutdown. Many GOP senators, including the Senate’s top two Republicans, have said they’ll vote to advance the measure rather than filibuster it to death, a vote that promises to give Democrats controlling the chamber a procedural edge in a subsequent vote to kill the tea party’s effort to use the must-pass bill to derail Obamacare. Wednesday evening, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., unveiled his version of the stopgap spending bill, which would keep the government running through Nov. 15. It also contains, for now, the anti-Obamacare provision sought by Republicans. He set in motion a key vote on Friday that promises
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Lawmakers wrangle to prevent shutdown
By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure is building on fractious House Republicans over legislation to prevent a partial government shutdown, as the Democraticled Senate is expected to strip a tea party-backed plan to defund Obamacare from the bill. As the Senate telegraphed its moves, House Republicans deliberated an array of imperfect options on both a temporary spending bill required to avert a shutdown and a separate measure to permit the government to borrow almost $1 trillion to keep paying its bills. Lawmakers face a midnight Monday deadline to complete a stopgap spending bill to avoid a partial government shutdown that would keep hundreds of thousands of federal workers off the job, close national parks and generate damaging headlines for whichever side the public holds responsible. The timeline is daunting since House GOP leaders appear all but certain to reject the Senate’s attempt at a simple, straightforward stopgap spending bill like those routinely passed since the 199596 government shutdowns that bruised Republicans and strengthened President Bill Clinton. A 21-hour talkathon by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, whipped up the GOP’s tea party wing even as it complicated efforts by House GOP leaders to assemble rank-and-file
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to expose the divide between Cruz and more pragmatic Republicans. Senate passage of the spending bill — stripped of the Obamacare provision — was expected no later than Saturday. ‘‘Any senator who votes with Majority Leader Harry Reid and the Democrats ... has made the decision to allow Obamacare to be funded,’’ Cruz told reporters after his marathon speech ended Wednesday at noon. Cruz himself has predicted that is exactly what the Senate will do, and he’s already called on House Republicans to reject the bill when it comes back to them. The simplest thing for Republicans to do would be to accept the Senate bill and send it to the White House for Obama’s signature, a prospect that’s unappealing to Republicans because it would make them look like they’re surrendering. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, originally preferred a plan to deliver to Obama a stopgap funding bill without the Obamacare provisions. Now, GOP leaders are exploring adding face-saving options — like the repeal of a tax on medical devices, which many Democrats also oppose — to the stopgap spending bill. There’s also sentiment to take away the health insurance subsidy awarded lawmakers now that they’ll be required to purchase health care on Obamacare exchanges.
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Ned S. Bearman, 75, of Angola, died at his residence Wednesday. Arrangements are pending at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home.
Kurt Cobain’s childhood home is offered for sale
museum. His room still has the stencil-like band names — Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin — he reportedly put on the walls, as well as the holes he put in them. ‘‘We’ve decided to sell the home to create a legacy for Kurt, and yes, there are some mixed feelings since we have all loved the home and it carries so many great memories,’’ Cobain’s sister, Kim Cobain, said in an emailed statement. ‘‘But our family has moved on from Washington, and (we) feel it’s time to let go of the home.’’ The house, a 1923 structure with dingy carpeting, water-stained wooden shingles on some interior walls, and a recent coat of yellow paint, is on East 1st Street in Aberdeen, a gritty and struggling former timber town at the mouth of the Chehalis River near the southwest Washington coast. Cobain’s parents bought it in 1969, when Kurt was 2. He lived there until they separated when he was 9, and again with his mom during his later teen years.
ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) — This month marks the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s final studio album, and fans aren’t just able to buy a new ‘‘super deluxe’’ box set to celebrate the occasion. They can also buy the childhood home of late frontman Kurt Cobain, complete with his mattress. Cobain’s mother, Wendy O’Connor, is putting the tired, 1.5-story bungalow two hours southwest of Seattle on the market this week. To help sell it, the family is offering a glimpse into the early life of its tortured and talented son through photos shot at the house, including one of a chocolate-frosted birthday cake for Kurt and a shot of a teenage Cobain smiling, guitar in hand, in his messy room. The home, last assessed at less than $67,000, is being listed for $500,000. It’s a short walk from a riverfront park dedicated to Cobain’s memory, and the family said it would welcome a partnership to make the home into a
Commissioners took no immediate action. Meyer also announced a request from County Council President Randy Colclasure asking about the possible addition of microphones and a recording device for the combined council and commission chambers in the Service Complex. Meyer reported he has been in contact with Innovation Concepts, Decatur, to look into the possibility of individual microphones for each council and commission member in chambers, as well as a device to record meetings. Commissioners agreed a recording device would be helpful in checking accuracy when assembling minutes and other information disseminated to the public, and microphones would make it easier for the public to understand and follow discussions and debates by members of both entities. Meyer stated he will report back to commissioners when he has collected several estimates for the equipment. Also addressing the commissioners were Chief Deputy Auditor Kristy Stuckey, County Engineer Tim Barkey and Highway Department Supervisor Mark Mitchel. Stuckey reported health care claims to Benicomp Group of $16,949 and a payroll of $233.427. Both figures have been rounded to the nearest dollar. Barkey noted the closure of a bridge on C.R. 100 S between C.R. 500 and C.R. 600 W for repair work, and the delayed start of the replacement of bridge decking on a bridge on C.R. 100 N between U.S. 27 and C.R. 100 E. Mitchel reported a request from Fiber Communications Solutions to tap into a cable on C.R. 000 between C.R. 350 and C.R. 400 S. The request was approved. In another matter, he noted that although “under construction” signs have been posted at both ends of C.R. 800 between Piqua Road and C.R. 100 E, the section of the dirt roadway has been used lately by off-road vehicle enthusiasts. Sheriff’s deputies will be asked to patrol the road more frequently.
TOMAHAWK — During the recent Kekionga Festival, Decatur City Councilman Bill Crone, center, reclaimed the Tomahawk Trophy by besting Berne mayor Bill McKean in the Mayors Challenge, where the good-natured mayors squared off for a challenge of old time feats of skill to claim the traveling Tomahawk Trophy. Mayor John Schultz, who was hospitalized at the time, appointed Crone as “acting mayor” to compete for the honor of Decatur. Crone bested McKean in a majority of events to claim the trophy. Chamber President Wes Kuntzman, left, presented the trophy recently, while Schultz looked on. Photo submitted
LaPorte teen collapses, dies after grid practice
LAPORTE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a northern Indiana high school player has died after collapsing during practice. LaPorte County Coroner John Sullivan says 17-year-old Jake West suffered apparent cardiac arrest Wednesday evening at LaPorte High School’s football field. Sullivan tells WNDUTV that bystanders and coaches performed CPR
Scalia: Surveillance programs
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McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Wednesday that the courts ultimately will have to determine the legality of surveillance programs by the National Security Agency. And he’s not sure that’s a good thing in an era of complex security threats against the United States. Scalia told the Norther n Virginia Technology Council that questions about how much information the NSA can collect about Americans’ telephone calls and under what circumstances the agency can monitor conversations are best answered by the elected branches of government. But he said that the Supreme Court took that power for itself in 1960s-era expansions of privacy rights, including prohibitions on wiretapping without a judge’s approval. ‘‘The consequence of that is that whether the NSA can do the stuff it’s been doing ... which used to be a question for the people ... will now be resolved by the branch of government that knows the least about the issues in question, the branch that knows the least about the extent of the threat against which the wiretapping is directed,’’ he said.
on West and emergency workers shocked him with a defibrillator before taking him to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. West was a junior and played linebacker for the 1,900-student school about 25 miles west of South Bend. Sullivan says an autopsy is planned to confirm what caused West’s death.
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In Custody Two persons arrested Wednesday by the Adams County Sheriff’s Department remained in custody today at the Adams County Law Enforcement Center. Adam B. Voirol, age not listed, rural Monroe, was arrested on a warrant charging him with having a precursor by a methamphetamine offender and faces a $250 cash and $7,500 surety bond. Jason D. Crews, age not listed, Bluffton, was charged on four counts including dealing in methamphetamines, possession of paraphernalia, possession of chemical reagents or precursors with the intent to manufacture a controlled substance, and maintaining a common nuisance. He is being held under a $50,000 surety bond.
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The Decatur Fire Department was dispatched to the home of Ted Kaufman, 1326 Eagle Glen Crt. at 11:03 a.m. Wednesday. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered workers in the home had been soldering, which set off smoke alarms in the home, according to a spokesperson for the department. There was no fire and crews returned to the station at 11:28.
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Trio Cited The Adams County Sheriff’s Department ticketed three drivers this week for vehicular infractions. Stopped for speeding were Brent J. Guerra, age not listed, rural Decatur, 70 in a 60 at U.S. 27 and C.R. 850N and Zachary S. Yoder, age not listed, rural Berne, 73 in a 55 at S.R. 124 and C.R. 300E. Also cited was Linae N. Vorhees, age not listed, Fort Wayne, for driving while suspended.
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Republicans in a risky fight with Obama
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By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — Under relentless pressure from their right wing, Republicans are in the midst of a risky fight with President Barack Obama they know they will lose, little more than a year before an election that history says they should win. To minimize the damage, the party must redefine victory as something less than a full defunding of the 3-year-old health care law, yet persuade the most conservative GOP supporters that Republican lawmakers succumbed after a principled fight. All without triggering a government shutdown or a default by the Treasury, or otherwise offending independents whose ballots will settle the 2014 elections. Already, party leaders are making that effort. ‘‘I just don’t happen to think filibustering a bill that defunds Obamacare is the best route to defunding Obamacare,’’ Sen. Mitch McConnell said archly Tuesday. ‘‘All it does is shut down the government and keep Obamacare funded.’’ That was one day after rejecting the path outlined by the party’s rebel-in-chief, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz — who began a speaking marathon on the Senate floor Tuesday afternoon in which he said politicians in both parties routinely ignore the voters’ wishes. Seeking to turn the heat on to Democrats, McConnell said that four years ago they voted for the health care law with the ‘‘excuse that they didn’t know how it would turn out. Well, they don’t have that excuse now. I think we deserve to know where they stand now.’’ In addition to the future of health care and a possible government shutdown, the perennial struggle for raw political power is at the root of the struggle. Republicans will need to pick up six seats in 2014 to win control of the Senate, a tall hurdle but not impossibly so. The party out of power in the White House historically has won an average of three to four seats in midterm elections since 1934, and Democrats are defending a half-dozen in difficult circumstances. In the House, the GOP holds a 233-200 majority with two vacancies, and the historical trends show a 27-seat gain in midterm elections for the party locked out of the White House. Enter the campaign to defund Obama’s health care overhaul, accompanied by the risk of a shutdown or default. Democrats, holding a Senate majority and seeking the same in the House, figure that chaos is their friend in the current political climate. They calculate that the public will blame Republicans for any interruption in government services or benefits, as it did two decades ago in the last shutdown confrontation that approximates the current one. As a result, Democratic leaders employ rhetoric designed to
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Are Americans losing their appetite for war?
The likelihood of U.S. military intervention in Syria, which seemed a virtual certainty as recently as two weeks ago, seems now to have diminished. With the U.S. and a few select allies teetering on the brink of a military strike against Syria for a chemical weapons attack last month on civilians outside Damascus, which the Obama administration contends was carried out by Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime, tensions have cooled slightly following Assad’s pledge to dismantle that country’s chemical weapons stockpiles. But what is to be made of the United States’ most recent near-war, and of the decision-making process that brings us to where we are today? If there is one single conclusion to be drawn from the ongoing Syria saga it would be that Americans seemingly have lost their appetite for war. Period. Perhaps a series of losses (or, at best, non-victories) in similar conflicts on foreign soil have taken their toll on the American psyche. This time around there was no prevailing military hawk mentality that gripped the country. There was an undeniable undercurrent of hesitance and reluctance on the part of the U.S. populace to put our soldiers in harm’s way in Syria. That is understandable, and is a welcome change from our “rush to justice” following the attacks of 9/11. Personally, as an avid peacenik who over the years has failed to understand why it is necessary for the U.S. to attempt to police the world, the events in Syria nonethelone less did lead to some soul-searching and internal conflict. The gassing of innocent men, with women and children should give By J Swygart pause to any of the world’s inhabitants, and part of me still believes that if and when America is in a position to end this type of human suffering it has an obligation to do so. But where does it end? There are countless spots across the globe where dictators and ruthless regimes every day are imposing suffering and hardships on their own innocent citizens. It’s heartbreaking, but history has shown that the loss of a single American military life — or thousands of them — usually changes little. My personal internal conflict remains, and I guess I would make a lousy commander-in-chief. But our current commander-in-chief, President Barack Obama, was not without his stumbles throughout the Syrian crisis, either. The most notable is the president’s much-balleyhooed “red line” statement. In an Aug. 20 speech, the president said, “We have communicated in no uncertain terms with every player in the region that (the use of chemical weapons) is a red line for us and that there would be enormous consequences if we start seeing movement on the chemical weapons front or the use of chemical weapons. That would change my calculations significantly.” When pressed later about his comments, Obama backpedaled. “I didn’t set a red line. The world set a red line” against chemical weapons use, he said. The president’s critics have had a field day ever since. Obama’s decision to defer to the U.S. Congress any ultimate decision on military action in Syria appears, on the surface, to be a profoundly presidential move. But was it really? In light of the criticism launched toward former President George W. Bush for his cowboy approach to the invasion of Iraq, the president this time around tossed the ball into Congress’ lap. But — as is the case with nearly every action coming out of Washington, D.C. these days — it can reasonably be argued that politics, not world stability, was the prevailing force behind Obama’s decision. The president certainly knew of the deep divisions within the Republican party over military intervention, and some have argued that Obama sought to force the hand of presumptive 2016 GOP presidential hopefuls my making them take a public stand on Syria early on. Again, politics took center stage. For now, the immediate crisis has cooled, and the largely ineffective United Nations will attempt to monitor chemical weapons in Syria. Hopefully that leads to a peaceful resolution of a nasty situation. In the meantime, Obama has announced the U.S. will provide $339 million in additional humanitarian aid to refugees and countries affected by the Syrian civil war, bringing the total American aid devoted to that crisis to nearly $1.4 billion. Budget hawks will decry that measure, too. But at the current time it seems an acceptable, and preferable, response to the suffering going on halfway around the world.
raise questions about the mental health of some members of the Republican rank and file, if not their intelligence. Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada routinely refers to them as tea party ‘‘anarchists.’’ Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York says they have embarked on an ‘‘insane plan.’’ New York Rep. Steve Israel, who heads the House Democratic campaign committee, says Republicans have launched a ‘‘kamikaze mission to shut down the U.S. government and our economy.’’ Speaking over the weekend to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Obama was less personal but just as pointed. ‘‘This is an interesting thing to ponder, that your top agenda is making sure 20 million people don’t have health insurance,’’ and you are willing to shut down the government to win the point, he said. Behind the president’s remarks lie Democratic assumptions that the health care law isn’t as unpopular as Republicans say it is, and that millions who now lack coverage will decide they like it once they have it. In a three-cornered fight, each side cites polls to prove its point. Cruz and his allies are focused largely on the tea party slice of the electorate as they flirt with a partial shutdown — an outcome the Texan says he doesn’t want — in their drive to defund ‘‘Obamacare.’’ McConnell and other Republican leaders focus on other soundings. So do Obama and congressional Democrats. Each finds something to like in a survey by the Pew Research Center. Among the general population, just 33 percent of those surveyed said they want lawmakers to defund Obamacare if it means a government shutdown. For independents, it is 36 percent, sobering for Republicans whose goal is to win a majority in November, rather than merely a series of primaries. Among tea party members, 77 percent said they want to defund Obamacare even if a shutdown results. That’s enough to give hope to a challenger running against even the
most entrenched Republican next fall, and to a potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate as well. After eight months in the Senate, Cruz is already counted among them, and he has easily eclipsed fellow White House hopefuls Rand Paul and Marco Rubio as the face of the drive to ‘‘Defund Obamacare.’’ The Texas Republican co-stars with fellow Sen. Mike Lee of Utah in television commercials to promote the cause. The ads are funded by the Senate Conservatives Fund, one of a cluster of organizations that makes a specialty of backing tea party-aligned challengers in congressional primaries. For now, at least, establishment Republicans speak dismissively of such organizations, which they accuse of seeking to raise money for their own political purposes with little or no concern for the broader fortunes of the party. Yet they can scarcely ignore them. In its latest filing with the Federal Election Commission, the SCF reported receiving contributions of $1.5 million in August, roughly as much as the previous four months combined. Nor is there much mystery about how it intends to spend some of it. It has already aired ads targeting McConnell. He ‘‘is the Senate Republican leader but he refuses to lead on defunding Obamacare,’’ said one commercial that aired in Kentucky and was backed by more than $300,000. The group seems to be moving steadily toward endorsing Matt Bevin, who is challenging McConnell for the Republican nomination to the Senate next year. Some tea party-backed challengers, including Cruz, Paul and Rubio, have won Senate seats in recent years after defeating incumbents or establishment-backed candidates. But the list of those who won nominations only to lose elections that were clearly winnable is longer, in Nevada, Colorado, Delaware, Missouri, Indiana. Long enough to have cost Republicans chances at winning the majority in 2010 and 2012, and threaten any chance they have in 2014 as well. David Espo is AP’s chief congressional correspondent.
GOP embraces false images in attack on food stamps
nation’s 47 million SNAP recipients. Or is it the ‘‘surfer dude’’ in California who uses his SNAP benefits to buy sushi and lobster, as shown on Fox News? Or is it the 10 business owners in Baltimore indicted on charges of stealing more than $7 million from the SNAP program? Or is it drug-abusing, freeloading slackers unwilling to work? Fraud, waste and abuse in any government program absolutely should be briskly policed and eliminated. No question. The SNAP program, though, is not rampant with those vices, despite the poster-boy status of ‘‘surfer dude’’ or the Baltimore grocers accused of scamming the system. The level of fraud amounted to 1.3 percent of SNAP transactions in 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The program has indeed grown, as its critics contend, from $36 billion in 2008 to $78 billion last year. The reason is the Great Recession. Need grew, too. The economy shed 8 million jobs in that span, and though a recovery is under way, the hole created by the downturn was deep and the climb out is frustratingly long. Many Americans saw not only their jobs, but their entire vocations wiped out. For some, their options have not been enviable —
A lot of congratulatory backslapping undoubtedly filled the halls of the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday. That congressional chamber voted, by a narrow 217-210 margin, to cut $40 billion from the federal food assistance program. Often referred to as ‘‘food stamps’’ and now formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (or SNAP), it is too frequently characterized as a fraud-filled system of government handouts to those who don’t really need it. That is the image projected by the bill’s proponents, despite their public comments. ‘‘This bill is designed to give people a hand when they need it most, and most people don’t choose to be on food stamps. Most people want a job . they want what we want,’’ said Eric Cantor, leader of the House majority party, the Republicans, who produced all 217 ‘‘aye’’ votes. (Fifteen Republicans joined all 195 all Democrats in opposing the measure.) So, when the phrases ‘‘food stamps’’ or ‘‘SNAP program’’ get mentioned, what image likely pops into the minds of those 217 lawmakers? The elderly? The disabled? Kids? The writer is the opinion page editor of the Decatur They comprise the vast majority of the Daily Democrat.
learn a new trade, take a lower-paying job in the meantime. Easier said than done in many cases. A provision in the House food-stamp measure would limit benefits to ablebodied adults to three months, and require those people to find work or enroll in a state jobs program; the bill’s backers emphasize that clause was included in the 1996 welfare reform law. The philosophical concept, provide work-get paid, is obvious, but that 1996 requirement was crafted in more robust economic times. The prospects of an unemployed adult finding a job paying enough money to avoid the need for food stamps are lower than in ’96. The July unemployment rate in Terre Haute was 10.5 percent. The House plan would remove 3.8 million people from the SNAP list. Yet, even without the lawmakers’ tactic, the food stamp program would decrease by 14 million people during the next decade as the recovery continues, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. That systematic cut carries less political appeal than Thursday’s vote by the House reps, though.
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Today is the 269th day of 2013 and the fifth day of autumn. TODAY’S HISTORY: In1960, Vice President Richard Nixon and Democratic Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts met in the first televised presidential
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THURSDAY, Sept. 26: Senior Citizens play cards, 1 p.m., Riverside Center. Bread of Life food pantry, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Monroe United Methodist Church. Monroe United Methodist Church Farmer’s Wagon, 1 p.m. Line is to form no earlier than noon. TOPS Club weigh-in, 5:30 p.m.; meeting 6:15 p.m., Woodcrest Activity Building. Weight Watchers, 6 p.m., weigh-in; 6:30 p.m. meeting, Adams Memorial Hospital Decatur Room. Sober Beginnings, 6:30-8 p.m., Adams Memorial Hospital Berne Room. Divorce Care 4 Kids, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Decatur Church of God. A.A. (open) Big Book meeting, 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, Berne. FRIDAY, Sept. 27: Immanuel House, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 8545 N 500 E, Decatur. Operation Help food pantry for Decatur and Monroe residents, 1-3 p.m., Adams County Service Complex. Bring your own bags. A.A. Happy Hour Discussion Group (closed), 5-6 p.m., Decatur Church of God. Reformers Unanimous Addiction Recovery Program, 7-9 p.m., Grace Fellowship Church. SATURDAY, Sept. 28: A.A., 7 p.m., (open speaker/discussion) Cross United Church, Berne. SUNDAY, Sept. 29: Decatur Eagles RC & Hobby Club, 2 p.m., Hobby Site clubhouse. MONDAY, Sept. 30: Decatur Church of Christ food pantry, 700 E. Monroe St., Decatur, 8-10 a.m. Last names beginning with A-L served on first and third Monday, M-Z served second and fourth Monday. A.A. Big Book discussion, 7 p.m., Decatur
Sandra Steury and the late Kevin Lister of Decatur, along with Marlene Skewis and the late James Skewis of Decatur, are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children, Jamie Marie Lister and James Todd Skewis, both of Decatur. Jamie is a 2001 graduate of Adams Central High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in organization leadership and supervision, with a minor in business studies and an associate’s degree in business from Indiana UniversityPurdue University Fort Wayne. She is currently
Jamie Lister~James Skewis
The late Frederick M. and Kathryn M. Brecht of Decatur, along with Cinda Hart of Port Richey, Fla. and Max Lane of Fort Wayne, are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Monika A. Brecht and Bradley E. Lane. Monika is a 1989 graduate of Bellmont High School and received an associate’s degree in nursing from the University of Saint Francis. She is currently employed as a registered nurse for Saint Joseph Hospital - Burn Unit. Bradley is a 1980 graduate of Snider High employed as a financial School in Fort Wayne processor at Lincoln and received an associFinancial Group in Fort ate’s degree in nursing from Purdue University. Wayne.
He is currently employed as a registered nurse at Adams Memorial Hospital. The couple plan to marry October 12, 2013, at their residence, 8081 North Winchester Road in Decatur.
Halloween Costume Safety
Halloween has become a commercial holiday that entices children to dress up and mimic icons from television or books. The tradition of costumes that celebrate the after life dates back nearly 2000 years. With all the fun and excitement of looking scary or cute, ensuring costume safety will help avoid a holiday of injury. •If wearing a cape, make sure it doesn’t choke. If a child is wearing a long cape it may be stepped on causing neck injuries or choking. Make a cap that has arm holes to keep it in place instead of a tie around the neck. • Check makeup labeling. Although there are many varieties of safe costume makeup, some may contain ingredients that are irritant or cause
A 1992 graduate of Bellmont High School and is currently employed at B.F. Goodrich in Fort Wayne. The couple plan to marry October 19, 2013, Fall story times at Zion Lutheran Church begin in October at the in Decatur. Adams Public Library in Decatur. • Lapsits for children birth to 2-years-old with parents or guardian will be at 10 a.m. on Mondays. The program is designed to help build age-appropriate basic pre-literacy skills and develop a love for reading. •  Story Time for toddlers ages 2- to 3-yearsold will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. The program includes stories, hands-on activities and crafts. an allergic reaction. Test • Story Time for chilthe child’s skin with a dren ages 4- to 5-yearssmall dab before placing old will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays. This proit all over the face. • Keep eyes open. Masks gram also includes stoare very popular and ries, hands-on activities should be worn comfort- and crafts. ably without obstruct- • Wednesday Story ing vision or impairing Time for 4- to 5-yearolds is now part of “45 breathing. • Some costume materi- Block Party” in collaboraals have fumes that may tion with the Parks and be harmful to a child or Recreation Department. cause them to feel ill. If • Color Me Healthy a child is sensitive an programs will from noonorganic option may be 12:45 each Wednesday throughout Oct. and Nov. beneficial. • Make yourself visible. at the Adams County If it is dark outside have Service Complex with children wear lights or games, trampoline, rockglow sticks. Also consid- wall climbing and more. er using your headlights The cost is $2 a day or to shine on the path of $18 for the all Oct. and Nov. sessions. children walking. Halloween is a fun To register for the Color time for families and Me Healthy sessions confriends. Safety first will tact the library at 724help make everything 2605 or the Riverside Center at 724-2520. run more smoothly.
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Geneva story times for ages 5-years-old and younger are held at 10:15 a.m. on Fridays and include a story and activity. Story times are free and open to the public, registration is requested.
Francine’s Friends Mobile Mammography
Francine’s Friends Mobile Mammography Coach is scheduled to be at the Arthur & Gloria Muselman Wellness Pavilion from 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Sept. 28. The 40 foot long motor coach is staffed by radiology technicians from the Breast Diagnostic Center and is designed to provide mammography screenings, which take takes approximately 15 minutes. The coach is furnished with the same equipment as the two stationary sites of the BDC, and is FDA-approved and Mammography Quality Standards Act approved.  Board certified breast-imaging radiologists from Fort Wayne Radiology interpret the exams.  Screenings through this mobile service are for women age 35 and older who have not had a mammogram in the past year, have no prior or current history of breast cancer or problems with their breasts, and are insured or uninsured. To schedule a mammogram, call 483-1847 or 1-800-727-8439, ext. 26540. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome depending on schedule. For women who are insured, the BDC will bill the insurance company. If a patient does not have insurance but has the ability to pay, a reduced rate is offered if paid the day of the screening. For women without insurance, a high deductible, or without resources to pay, funding is available.  Francine’s Friends Mobile Mammography is just one of over 35 businesses that will be at the Arthur & Gloria Muselman Wellness Pavilion Health Fair, sharing services, activities, and health information on Sept. 28.
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Sloppy Records Make It Hard To Repay Friendly Loan
DEAR HARRIETTE: Over the course of the year, I have loaned my best friend quite a bit of money. It was in little bits here and there, always with the promise that he would pay me back. Now we are about to settle, and I realize that I have no idea how much in total I loaned to him. I don’t expect him to lie about it, but I know that I was pretty sloppy with this transaction considering that I really do need him to pay me back. Is it crazy for me to ask him if he has a log of the loans? What can I do to have an accurate account of how much he is to pay me back? -- Mad at Myself, Shreveport, La. DEAR MAD AT MYSELF: You are not unusual in your challenge right now. When people do business with friends and family, it is often messy. Obviously, that is not the best approach. Since you are in this position, you are at the mercy of your friend’s honesty, and more, his level of organization. Be honest with him. Tell him that your records are flawed. Ask him if he knows the exact sum he owes you and if he actually kept records of dates and payments. If not, you will have to base the amount on the best recollection that the two of you have. Moving forward, make sure that you write these transactions down and that you include receipts for the money that changes hands if you expect to be reimbursed in the future. Being professional about your agreement keeps it clean and reduces any emotional impact. DEAR HARRIETTE: I have been a yo-yo dieter and exerciser for years. Surprise, I am overweight. I just can’t seem to get it in my head to move my body consistently. Then I get mad at myself when I look in the mirror and see that I am carrying around extra pounds. I feel sick at how inconsistent I have been. But that feeling hasn’t gotten me to get my butt up and move. With the cold weather coming, I fear that I will do nothing for months and be in an even worse position in the spring. How can I snap out of this? I want better for myself. -- Fat and Frustrated, Los Angeles DEAR FAT AND FRUSTRATED: What you need is motivation. Start by getting a physical so that you know what your health status is and if you have any specific concerns to take into consideration. Ask your doctor if you can get a referral for a nutritionist who can help you craft a healthy eating plan. Next, set simple goals for yourself, nothing too big. For instance, you can promise yourself to walk each day. Start small with just 10 minutes. Walk those 10 minutes for a whole week and mark it off on your calendar. Then add five minutes. Build up to 30 over time. Invite a friend or neighbor to walk with you. Or choose another activity that is easy and manageable. Write it down and check it off when you do it. Your record of success will help you to keep moving. Consider joining Weight Watchers or another organization that supports people in meeting their health goals. You can do it!
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Amazon unveils faster, lighter Kindle Fire HDX
SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon is refreshing its lineup of tablet computers with new devices called Kindle Fire HDX, which are significantly faster and lighter than the previous generation. The 7-inch and 8.9inch versions also have sharper, more colorful displays than older models, and both have more pixels per inch than the latest iPad. To help those who are unfamiliar with tablets, the new Kindles come with a feature called ‘‘Mayday,’’ which allows users to summon a live customer service representative in a tiny video window. The helpers can explain new features or troubleshoot problems while guiding users with on-screen hand scribbles. They can even take control of the device from afar. CEO Jeff Bezos introduced the feature to reporters Tuesday, saying it is ‘‘completely unique’’ and takes advantage of
It was 1991 and a thriller became the most talked about movie of the year, so much so that it ended up winning the best film category at the Oscars. The movie was one of the most terrifying films made and offered a character (who was actually a secondary character to the main criminal being sought) that became a name associated with fear and horror as much as Freddy Krueger. The movie was “Silence of the Lambs” and the character was Hannibal Lecter. Now 22 years later we get to watch the exploits of Lecter once more only this time taking place before the film as well as the movies “Manhunter” and “Red Dragon”  (both based on the same novel).   “Hannibal” was a new series appearing last year on NBC and it arrives on DVD this week. This will be a fantastic thing for fans of the character because they may have missed the series when it began and for fans of the show because it will offer some of those items not aired on TV.   While the series carries the name of the notorious serial killer the story doesn’t revolve completely around him but around Lecter and FBI agent Will Graham (Hugh Dancy). Graham, a profiler for the FBI, is the best there is but also has a problem. When he gets into the mind of the killers they seek out, he delves so deeply into it that he often has problems coming back to the real world. This isn’t to say he kills anyone, but the emotional toll this takes on him makes the work difficult at best and damaging at worst.  When a new serial killer begins his spree Special Agent Jack Crawford (Lawrence Fishburne) appeals to Will to come out of retirement and assist him in capturing this new evil. Will has taken a position with the FBI teaching recruits the finer aspects of profiling and what to look for. While he doesn’t want to help Jack for fear of losing himself in the search, he finally caves in and does so.
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  This new killer is the essence of evil. He stalks his prey, young women, and then after capturing and killing them appears to eat a portion of them. A cannibalistic killer is something rare and new to this group of FBI agents. Will does exactly as expected, helping them follow up on clues from episode to episode. His colleague at the academy Dr. Alan Bloom (Caroline Dhavernas) warned Jack before hand that Will would need constant supervision. Wanting to catch the killer Jack allowed things to get out of hand. He finds help as the investigation progresses when he comes across a psychiatrist of note that could help Will. His name is Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen).   As the series progresses Will begins seeing Lecter in his office for counseling but eventually Lecter helps the FBI in their search for the killer. What the FBI doesn’t know is that Lecter has his own reasons for wanting the man caught. He’s competition. And while those of us familiar with Lecter from the films know that he has a taste for his victims subtle hints of this are offered here in the series as well.  The show is not for the faint of heart as it offers some of the most gruesome images ever to appear on national television. At the same time it offers one of the most complex mysteries ever offered on TV. The characters are completely formed rather than cardboard cutouts. Before you reach the halfway point you care about some, fear some and hope that others will simply survive before the show ends.   The acting is some of the best ever seen on TV and why it was ignored by the Emmy board is beyond me. Standouts include both Dancy and Mikkelsen. Dancy’s slow decent into madness makes you want to scream at the television that he shouldn’t trust everyone he knows. Mikkelsen’s elegant Lecter is someone that you would love to know and have dinner with if it weren’t for his desire to serve you as the main course rather than offer you a meal.   The show was successful enough to garner a second season to begin soon. Before that happens you now have the chance to get caught up with season one on DVD. It’s a show that I would not only recommend you watch but that you add to your collection as well. That is unless you’re afraid of watching something this intense.   Past Digital Views reviews, other current reviews and more can be found online at
Amazon’s massive cloud computing and customer service infrastructure. It also builds on Amazon. com Inc.’s reputation for excellent customer service. ‘‘You shouldn’t have to be afraid of your device,’’ Bezos said. In a demo, Bezos asked an on-screen customer service rep to recommend a hot app. The rep mentioned ‘‘Angry Birds: Star Wars II.’’ Bezos also received instructions on how to set time limits on various activities for children. While the new Kindles are upgraded in several ways, Amazon also cut the price on what will be its entry-level 7-inch tablet, the Kindle Fire HD with 8 gigabytes of memory, to $139. The base HD model previously cost $199, but had 16 gigabytes of memory. The price makes the tablet just $20 more than Amazon’s latest dedicated e-reader, the Kindle Paperwhite.
Bond is back, in new novel ‘Solo’
LONDON (AP) — William Boyd has left James Bond stirred, if not shaken. The British writer has taken on the fictional spy in ‘‘Solo,’’ a new 007 novel that balances fidelity to Ian Fleming’s iconic character with subtle changes. Bond fans will find much they recognize, along with some surprises — one of which is that in Boyd’s mind, James Bond looks like Daniel Day-Lewis. Boyd says Fleming once described the spy as ‘‘looking like the American singer-songwriter Hoagy Carmichael.
Daniel Day-Lewis looks like Hoagy Carmichael.’’ ‘‘Solo’’ is set in 1969, and takes the suave British spy from London’s plush Dorchester Hotel to a war-ravaged West African country and on to Washington on a perilous lone mission. Boyd steers Bond away from his big-screen action-hero image and back toward the complex and conflicted character of Fleming’s novels. ‘‘Even though he’s this handsome superspy, when you read the books you realize that he’s haunted,’’ Boyd told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
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1003 Grenelefe Ct Fri 9-5 Sat 8-1 Stuff for everyone, some tools, lots of jeans, womens clothes(lg-2X) and kids toys, misc. 1040 Lake Shores Dr Thur 3-6 Fri 8-12 Clothing women XL-1X, mens XL-XXL, misc. 1045 Angus Dr street across from hospital drive Sept 26-27-28 8-4 Glassware, watches, jewelry, tools, boxes, fishing rods, lures and tackle boxes, lots of misc. 109 Brookwood Fri & Sat 7:30-4 Household items, clothes of all ages & sizes, lots of misc. items 1216 Mix Ave Fri & Sat 8-5 100+ lady dress clothes, baskets, tins, furniture & decor items, misc. kitchen & household items, alum windows, wood interior doors 133 W Washington St., Monroe, garage in back alley Thur 2-7 Fri 8-5 Fall clothes-girls 3-4T, boys 5, adults large-2X, toys, school, John Deere, 31, Scentsy items 134 Berkshire Dr Fri & Sat 9-? Men’s, women’s, boys clothes, girls NB-3T, trailer mower, windows, patio set, patio umbrellas, desk, dvd’s, video games, lots of toys, high chair, changing table, 2 Honda motorcycles 1454 W 550 N Past Thunderbird boat factory-watch for signs. 3pc. maple bedroom suit, hutch, trunks, furniture, lamps, old collectible dishes, new kids golf clubs, desks, chairs, clothes, shoes, knickknacks, outdoor cushions, namebrand purses, Simplicity mower, tv’s, sewing machine, battery powered Big Wheels, jewelry Tiffany & Co., rabbit bank, toys and much more!!! 1535 W US Hwy 224 Thur Fri Sat 9-6 Lots of misc., new snow shovels, tools 310 N 16th St 9/27 8-2 Books, cookbooks, pans, etc., Avon, too many to list
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Hair Salon Assistant Manager Looking for an experienced stylist who is ready for new challenges and likes to have fun. If you’re energetic and ready to grow in your career then we need you! Take your salon experience to the next level! Must be dependable with flexible schedule and believe the customer is #1. Base pay plus bonuses & commissions. Must be licensed cosmetologist or barber.
Production Assistant Annie’s in Berne, IN, is seeking a production assistant. This clerical position is responsible for file management, entering information in databases and creating and managing reporting spreadsheets. Must be proficient in Excel and Word at an intermediate level or above and database entry experience. Must be detail-oriented, have strong communication skills and can work with the end goal in mind. If you would like to join our team, please check out the company Web site, for more information. Apply under Career Opportunities. EOE
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2 door wood burning fireplace insert approx. $2,000.00 new, used asking $800.00 mini NFL helmets all teams worth $1,000.00 will sell for $600.00 Call 260-223-5049 Shower door for sale, good condition $25 call 260-692-6544
Lawn Garden
For sale--Simplicity lawn mower with snow blower, 5 speed transmission, 42in. cut, model 5211, wine corker, band saw Can be seen at 515 Jefferson 724-9940
Apartments For Rent
2 Bedroom duplex apartment, stove & fridge furnished, gas heat/central air, no pets, references & deposit Call 615-2804 after 5 Country Brook Apartments offer spacious 1 & 2 bedroom apartment homes with convenient laundry facilities. Rent special and Rental Assistance available! Stop in at 522 S.13th St. in Decatur or call (260) 724-4616/ TDD 1-800-743-3333. “This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.” FOR RENT 2-bedroom apartment w/appliances. All Carpeted, Nice Location. Available now. References & Deposit required. $355.00 month. PRESTIGE REALTY 260-724-7023. NEW RENT SPECIAL! 17th Street apartments now available. Spacious 2 bedroom apartment homes with 1 bath and all appliances including a full size washer & dryer, many recently remodeled, for just $385/month for the ground level and $345/balcony. Deposit special of $250. Call (260) 724-4616 or stop by 522 S. 13th St. for more information. EHO
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Brand NEW in plastic! QUEEN PILLOWTOP MATTRESS SET Can deliver, $125. (260) 493-0805
IMMEDIATE OPENINGS with factories in Portland, Geneva and Berne. Currently looking for General Labor, Machine Operators, Fabrication and Fiberglass experienced individuals. Clean background and HS Diploma/ GED required. Apply online at or call Pro Resources in Portland for more details: 260-726-3221. Sports Correspondent wanted for high school football season. Some writing experience necessary. Paid per game. If interested please email: Taking Applications for clerk/cashier position. Part-time. Weekdays and Sat. Must be over 21. Earthen Treasures Natural Food Market. Berne.
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203 N 17th St Fri 2-6pm Sat 8-3 Misc. items, lots of bargains, baby-adult clothes, mens size 2X, mower, holiday items 342 Winchester St Fri 8-3 Sat 8-noon Baby & toddler clothes, baby items, junior clothing, home decor, antiques, antique dolls, quilts 516 Closs St. (across from city pool) Thurs 4-7 Fri 10-4 Sat 8-12 Baby items, toys, household, remodel items, tons of clothes all sizes, most are 50 cents each 615 Short St Thur-Fri 9-3 Sat 9-12 Women’s clothes L-5X, girls NB-8, boys 8-16, movies, Playstation 3 games 7977 N 400 W Thur 4-8 Fri-Sat 7:30-5:30 Multiple-family sale, pool table, household items, light fixture, women’s clothes, books, games, kitchen, antique, decorative, misc. 8400 N 200 E Fri 8-4 Sat 8-1 Furniture, clothes, misc. items, computer desk
The Boys & Girls Club of Adams County, Decatur Unit, is now accepting applications for part-time positions. Ability to work with youth on after school programming. Must have a high school diploma. Applications can be submitted to the Decatur Club. Wanted: Part time ISO 9001 internal auditor. Must have knowledge of Standard and have auditing experience. Able to work in Adams, Wells and Jay counties. Please send resume to: Decatur Daily Democrat 141 S. 2nd St Decatur, IN 46733 File #87 In search of piano teacher for child in Decatur area. Please call Travis @ 419-852-1189 New Retail Music and Art Store opening in Decatur, IN is looking for repair personne and music and art teachers. Must pass background check and provide resume and references. Call 260-301-9141 or 260-223-2490
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Property For Rent
Commercial Space Available-22,000 SQ.FT., Loading Dock, 3-Phase Electric. Can divide. Location-SR 124 6 miles West of Monroe. 260-307-6078 House for rent 916 Parkview Dr 3 bedroom home, w/d hook-up, gas heat, references 728-2209
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Company wanting to expand. Looking for experienced carpenter. Competitive wages. Send resume to 1122 Winchester St., Decatur, IN 46733 Don Ray Drive-A-Way is currently seeking a Motor Home dispatcher. Applicant needs to have strong communication skill and be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Please apply in person Monday thru Friday 9-4. 1400 S 13th St. Decatur, IN 46733
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Property For Sale
Open House 326 N 4th St Sunday Sept. 29 1-3pm 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath in nice neighborhood, fireplace, refinished hardwood floors, full basement, large closets, must see!
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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 800-451-2709 Auctioneer: Al Pfister 260-760-8922
Vince & Jackie Colombini 255 Van Buren St., Berne, IN Highway 27 to Van Buren St. East on Van Buren St. to property on North side of street Personal Property Green Auction & Appraisals Rob Green AU19500011 & Bill Liechty AU01048441 Thursday, October 3rd @ 7pm Florence M. Shady Revocable Trust Carol Terhune, Trustee 37+/- acres tillable ground-section 6, Union Township Auction to be held at Union Township Hall 4655 E 800 N Decatur Farm Landd Krueckeberg Auction & Realty October 8th @ 5pm Charlie & Mary Jauregui 4524 E 1100 N, Decatur, IN 4 miles East of Decatur IN on US 224 to SR 101 N, then North on 101 41/2 miles to CR 1100 N, then East on 1100 1/2 mile Personal Property, Household Items, Power Tools, Shop Equipment, Furniture, Lawn & Garden Dave Myers Town & Country Auctioneers/Realtors Thursday, October 10 @ 6pm
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Florence M. Shady, Revocable Trust 1010 Nuttman Ave., Decatur Open House Monday, September 30th(5-6) Real Estate: 1 1/2 story 2 bedroom home 1 bath w/ full basement situated on a 50’x131’ lot plus a one car attached garage, Car: 07 Ford Taurus SE-3.0 auto loaded-118,635 miles, Refrigerator, Stove, Washer, Dryer Krueckeberg Auction & Realty- Thursday, October 17th @ 6pm Pauline C Huppert Revoc. Trust 204 N 13th St Open House: Monday, October 7th (5-6pm) Commercial Real Estate (Former Mediacom) Corner property w/ 1250+/- sq.ft. building with new roof. 750+/- sq.ft. reception area w/500 sq.ft. office space. Paved parking w/ fencing along rear of lot. Large traffic volume Krueckeberg Auction & Realty
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News and notes from  St. Joseph’s Catholic School
St. Joseph School "Nurturing The Mind, Body, and Spirit"
Can you spot the penguin in this picture? The kids in Stephanie Brite’s kindergarten class loved receiving a prize from the penguin (aka Karla Hormann) for returning their magazine booklets for the school’s fundraiser.
Sophia Shaffer, Addisyn Davison, and Ellie Johnson liked the colorful tent set up by one of the Pioneers at the Kekionga Festival.
The students pictured above and below participated in September “hat day.” This is a student council sponsored event where students bring in $0.50 for various monthly special dress days. The money raised this month will be donated to the St. Vincent DePaul Society.
Isaac Baker, Ben Mills and James Miller had fun playing with water in the sensory table in Bev Schirack’s Tuesday/Thursday all-day preschool class.
Zeb Friedt, Astrid Barrientos and Ashlynn Meyers check out a “bulls eye” throw with an axe. Axe throwing was a sport in pioneer days.
Emily Barton and Lilly Alberding show one of their Adrian Zaragoza learned how to weave a belt from creation booklet pages. a pioneer at the Kekionga encampment.
Students of the sixth- and eighth-grade classes prayed the rosary for peace in the world on the church lawn during their religion class.
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Bellmont seniors Trevor Love and Chase Ellsworth were responsible for all 14 of the Braves’ points in the overtime thriller against Homestead of Friday. Love, finishing with 142 yards rushing, scored his overtime touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage setting up Ellsworth’s game-winning extra point to lift Bellmont to the 14-13 win.
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Cards moving in on DDD Sports Scoreboard NL Central crown
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rookie Shelby Miller won his 15th game, and Yadier Molina had the go-ahead hit for St. Louis, which wrapped up a three-game sweep of Washington and moved another step closer to the NL Central title with a 4-1 victory Wednesday. Jordan Zimmermann (19-9) missed his only shot at 20 wins, allowing four runs in seven innings. The Nationals had five hits one day after breaking up rookie Michael Wacha’s bid for a no-hitter with two outs in the ninth inning. Matt Adams hit his eighth home run since replacing injured Allen Craig and doubled for the Cardinals (94-65), who are a season-high 29 games above .500. Miller (15-9) walked two of the first three hitters to set up Bryce Harper’s RBI single. Miller allowed a run in six-plus innings. Rookie T revor Rosenthal saved all three games. Zimmermann had won his previous four appearances and had been coming off a two-hit shutout of Miami. But he is 0-3 with a 8.27 ERA in six career starts against St. Louis, and lost Game 2 of the NL division series last fall. METS 1, REDS 0 CINCINNATI (AP) — Daisuke Matsuzaka scattered four hits in 7 2-3 innings to win his third consecutive start, outdueling Cincinnati’s Mat Latos. Eric Young Jr. drove in the only run for the Mets, who won two of three in the series to further dampen Cincinnati’s hopes of hosting the NL wild-card playoff game on Tuesday. Matsuzaka (3-3) allowed two walks and hit a batter. He struck out six and evened his record after three losses and a no-decision in his first four starts after joining the Mets in August. He left the game with a runner on second and two outs in the eighth. Pedro Feliciano came on to walk Shin-Soo Choo before getting Joey Votto to fly out to center for the fourth time in four at-bats. LaTroy Hawkins pitched the ninth for his 13th save. The shutout loss was Cincinnati’s 11th of the season, after only four last year. The Mets (73-85) earned their 10th shutout, three fewer than last season, and New York finished its road schedule with a winning record (41-40), wrapping up a 5-1 trip. CUBS 4, PIRATES 2 CHICAGO (AP) — Darnell McDonald hit a three-run homer to lead Chicago to the win that really hurt Pittsburgh’s hopes of winning the NL Central. With three games remaining in the regular season for each team, the Pirates trail divisionleading St. Louis by three games. The Pirates, who already have clinched a playoff spot, hold a onegame lead over Cincinnati for the first wild-card slot. Pittsburgh and the Reds finish up with a threegame set in Cincinnati this weekend. McDonald had three hits, including his homer in the sixth inning that put the Cubs ahead 4-1. Jake Arrieta (4-2) allowed one run and four hits for the Cubs. Kevin Gregg allowed an unearned run in the ninth for his 33rd save. Francisco Liriano (168) allowed four runs and eight hits in five innings. He struck out eight and walked one. BREWERS 4, BRAVES 0 ATLANTA (AP) — Kyle Lohse pitched a two-hitter and Milwaukee overcame Carlos Gomez’s ejection in the first inning. NL East champion Atlanta was shut out for the second time in three nights and has been blanked 17 times, second-most in the league. After losing three of four, Atlanta has fallen three games behind St. Louis for the NL’s best winning percentage. Lohse (11-10) struck out five and threw just 22 of 89 pitches for balls. Gomez, made it 1-0 in the first with his 23rd homer, but was ejected without touching home plate during a benchesclearing argument. Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman and reserve catcher Gerald Laird were also ejected. Paul Maholm (10-11) gave up eight hits — including Gomez’s homer — and struck out seven in seven innings. Lohse, facing Atlanta for the first time this season, began the night 3-1 with a 4.97 ERA in 10 career starts against the Braves. MARLINS 3, PHILLIES 2 MIAMI (AP) — Adeiny Hechavarria drove in three runs, including a go-ahead run in the eighth inning, for Miami. Hechavarria hit a tworun triple in the second before driving in the run that made it 3-2 on a fielder’s choice. Justin Ruggiano walked and Placido Polanco singled for his third hit in the eighth off Ethan Martin (2-5) before Hechavarria hit a grounder to shortstop Jimmy Rollins, whose throw went wide of catcher Carlos Ruiz allowing Ruggiano to slide in safely. Steve Cishek pitched the ninth for his 33rd save in 35 chances. It was Cishek’s 28th consecutive save setting the team record previously held by Todd Jones in 2005. Chad Qualls (5-2) got the final out in the eighth to earn the victory. Phillies starter Cole Hamels pitched six innings and allowed two runs. He struck out six as he reached 200 strikeouts (202) in a season for the third time in his career and the second consecutive season. The 2008 World Series MVP finished his season with an 8-14 record and 3.60 ERA.
National League By The Associated Press East Division W L Pct x-Atlanta 93 65 .589 Washington 84 75 .528 New York 73 85 .462 Philadelphia 72 86 .456 Miami 59 100 .371 Central Division W L Pct z-St. Louis 94 65 .591 z-Pittsburgh 91 68 .572 z-Cincinnati 90 69 .566 Milwaukee 71 87 .449 Chicago 66 93 .415 West Division W L Pct x-Los Angeles 91 66 .580 Arizona 80 77 .510 San Diego 73 84 .465 San Francisco 72 85 .459 Colorado 72 86 .456 GB — 9 1/2 20 21 34 1/2 GB — 3 4 22 1/2 28 GB — 11 18 19 19 1/2 Texas 3, Houston 2 Detroit 4, Minnesota 2 Colorado 8, Boston 3 L.A. Angels 3, Oakland 0 Seattle 4, Kansas City 0 Wednesday’s Games L.A. Angels 3, Oakland 1 Cleveland 7, Chicago White Sox 2 Tampa Bay 8, N.Y. Yankees 3 Baltimore 9, Toronto 5 Houston at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Boston at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Kansas City at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Tampa Bay (Cobb 10-3) at N.Y. Yan kees (Nova 9-5), 7:05 p.m. Toronto (Buehrle 12-9) at Baltimore (Mig.Gonzalez 10-8), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Williams 9-10) at Texas (Garza 4-5), 8:05 p.m. Cleveland (McAllister 9-9) at Minne sota (A.Albers 2-4), 8:10 p.m. Kansas City (Guthrie 14-12) at Chi cago White Sox (Rienzo 2-2), 8:10 p.m. Friday’s Games Boston at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Detroit at Miami, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Cleveland at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Kansas City at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Houston, 8:10 p.m. Oakland at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Philadelphia at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Carolina at Columbus, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Florida vs. Tampa Bay at Estero, FL, 7:30 p.m. Boston at Winnipeg, 7:30 p.m. Colorado at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Friday’s Games Buffalo at Carolina, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington, 7 p.m. Nashville at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Toronto at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Dallas vs. Edmonton at Oklahoma City, OK, 8 p.m. Winnipeg vs. Boston at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 9 p.m. San Jose at Phoenix, 10 p.m. N.Y. Rangers vs. Los Angeles at Las Vegas, NV, 10:30 p.m.
ATLANTA FALCONS — PATRIOTS: DNP: WR Matthew Slater (wrist), T Sebastian Vollmer (foot). LIMITED: WR Danny Amendola (groin), CB Kyle Arrington (groin), RB Brandon Bolden (knee), CB Marquice Cole (hamstring), S Nate Ebner (ankle), TE Rob Gronkowski (back, forearm), LB Jerod Mayo (ankle), T Will Svitek (knee), RB Leon Washington (thigh). FULL: TE Zach Sudfeld (hamstring), DT Vince Wilfork (foot). FALCONS: DNP: T Sam Baker (foot, knee), RB Steven Jackson (hamstring), WR Roddy White (ankle). LIMITED: WR Julio Jones (knee), G Peter Konz (knee), G Garrett Reynolds (knee). FULL: CB Robert McClain (knee), RB Josh Vaughan (ankle). MIAMI DOLPHINS at NEW ORLEANS SAINTS: No Data Reported Wednesday’s Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Released 3B Wilson Betemit. Placed INF Manny Machado on the 60-day DL, retroactive to Tuesday. Selected the contract of OF Jason Pridie from Norfolk (IL). DETROIT TIGERS—Promoted manager of media relations Aileen Villarreal to director of media relations. NEW YORK YANKEES—Placed LHP CC Sabathia on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Saturday. Reinstated DH Travis Hafner from the 60-day DL. TAMPA BAY RAYS—Assigned RHP J.D. Martin outright to Durham (IL). National League CINCINNATI REDS—Released RHP Kyle Lotzkar. MILWAUKEE BREWERS— Assigned 1B Blake Lalli outright to Nashville (PCL). NEW YORK METS—Reinstated OF Jordany Valdespin from the restricted list and assigned him to Las Vegas (PCL). BASKETBALL National Basketball Association DETROIT PISTONS—Named Henry Bibby and Maz Trakh assistant coaches, Rasheed Wallace and Bernard Smith player development coaches, Kamran Sufi advance scout and Raman Sposato video coordinator. INDIANA PACERS—Signed F Paul George to a six-year contract. FOOTBALL National Football League ARIZONA CARDINALS—Placed LB Alex Okafor on injured reserve. Signed LB Kenny Demens from the practice squad. CINCINNATI BENGALS—Released OT Dennis Roland. Signed S Chris Crocker. DALLAS COWBOYS—Signed CB Chris Greenwood from Detroit’s practice squad. DETROIT LIONS—Released DT Justin Bannan. Signed WR Charles Hawkins to the practice squad. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS—Released WR Danny Coale and RB Miguel Maysonet from the practice squad. Signed WR Da’Rick Rogers and RB Kerwynn Williams to the practice squad. NEW YORK GIANTS—Placed FB Henry Hynoski on injured reserve. Signed FB John Conner. NEW YORK JETS—Released LB Troy Davis from the practice squad. Signed RB Kareem Huggins to the practice squad. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS— Released LB Terrell Manning. Signed OL Stephen Schilling. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS—Signed C-G Jason Spitz.
-clinched playoff berth z x-clinched division ——— Tuesday’s Games Atlanta 3, Milwaukee 2 N.Y. Mets 4, Cincinnati 2 Philadelphia 2, Miami 1 Pittsburgh 8, Chicago Cubs 2 St. Louis 2, Washington 0 Colorado 8, Boston 3 Arizona 2, San Diego 1, 12 innings L.A. Dodgers 2, San Francisco 1 Wednesday’s Games N.Y. Mets 1, Cincinnati 0 St. Louis 4, Washington 1 Chicago Cubs 4, Pittsburgh 2 Milwaukee 4, Atlanta 0 Miami 3, Philadelphia 2 Boston at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Arizona at San Diego, 10:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. Thursday’s Games Arizona (Cahill 8-10) at San Diego (Erlin 3-3), 6:40 p.m. Milwaukee (Hellweg 1-4) at N.Y. Mets (Gee 12-10), 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Cloyd 2-6) at Atlanta (Hale 0-0), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Volquez 9-12) at San Francisco (Lincecum 10-14), 10:15 p.m. Friday’s Games Detroit at Miami, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Washington at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Colorado at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. San Diego at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. American League By The Associated Press East Division W L Pct x-Boston 95 63 .601 Tampa Bay 89 69 .563 Baltimore 82 76 .519 New York 82 76 .519 Toronto 72 86 .456 Central Division W L Pct z-Detroit 92 66 .582 Cleveland 88 70 .557 Kansas City 83 74 .529 Minnesota 66 91 .420 Chicago 62 96 .392 West Division W L Pct x-Oakland 94 65 .591 Texas 86 71 .548 Los Angeles 78 80 .494 Seattle 69 89 .437 Houston 51 107 .323
GB — 6 13 13 23 GB — 4 8 1/2 25 1/2 30 GB — 7 15 1/2 24 1/2 42 1/2
National Hockey League Preseason Glance By The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Toronto 6 4 1 1 9 19 16 Buffalo 6 4 1 1 9 21 15 Ottawa 5 4 1 0 8 17 10 Boston 5 4 1 0 8 16 15 Tampa Bay 5 4 1 0 8 19 13 Florida 5 2 1 2 6 16 17 Montreal 6 2 3 1 5 19 21 Detroit 6 2 4 0 4 16 16 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Washington 6 3 0 3 9 20 18 Columbus 7 4 2 1 9 20 20 Pittsburgh 6 3 2 1 7 20 20 New Jersey 5 3 2 0 6 12 10 Philadelphia 5 1 3 1 3 12 15 N.Y. Rangers 4 1 3 0 2 8 13 Carolina 4 1 3 0 2 9 17 N.Y. Islanders 5 1 4 0 2 10 17 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Minnesota 5 4 1 0 8 14 9 Dallas 5 3 0 2 8 19 15 Chicago 5 3 0 2 8 16 14 St. Louis 5 2 2 1 5 16 18 Nashville 6 2 3 1 5 11 19 Colorado 4 2 2 0 4 10 11 Winnipeg 6 1 3 2 4 12 19 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Edmonton 7 5 1 1 11 26 18 Calgary 6 4 2 0 8 23 18 San Jose 4 3 0 1 7 13 7 Anaheim 6 3 3 0 6 13 15 Phoenix 5 2 2 1 5 14 18 Los Angeles 5 2 2 1 5 14 14 Vancouver 5 1 4 0 2 11 18 OTE: Two points for a win, one N point for overtime loss. Tuesday’s Games Ottawa 3, Toronto 2 New Jersey 2, Philadelphia 1 Nashville 2, Tampa Bay 1 Dallas 5, Colorado 3 Edmonton 5, N.Y. Rangers 3 Los Angeles 2, Anaheim 1 San Jose 5, Vancouver 0 Wednesday’s Games Buffalo 3, Columbus 0 Washington 4, Nashville 1 Ottawa 5, Montreal 2 Pittsburgh 5, Detroit 1 Minnesota 3, St. Louis 1 Phoenix at Calgary, 9 p.m.
New York to host dual sites for 2015 All-Star Weekend
By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Two sparkling arenas. One AllStar city. The NBA is bringing its All-Star weekend back to New York in 2015, and the Knicks and Nets are putting aside a strengthening rivalry on the court to share it. Barclays Center in Brooklyn will host the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night and the skills events, highlighted by the slam dunk contest, on Saturday before the 64th All-Star game goes to Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Feb. 15. ‘‘To have two brandnew buildings, in effect, is what we have in support of New York City. It’s good for basketball. It’s good for the teams. It’s good for the NBA, and it’s great for the city,’’ Commissioner David Stern said Wednesday at a news conference that included Mayor Michael Bloomberg and officials from both teams. With two state-of-theart venues after the construction of the Barclays Center, which opened last September, and a threeyear renovation project at the Garden — both with $1 billion price tags — the league saw the opportunity to show off two of its best buildings in what it’s touting as a weeklong celebration of basketball. So the NBA went to the teams about two years ago, Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver said, and eventually a plan was arranged in which they both could be part of the league’s midseason spectacle. ‘‘This is a great event for the entire league, not just for New York City, and I think they recognize the power of both organizations working together in what in essence are new buildings would make this truly a global event,’’ Silver said. ‘‘And so what it was worth putting aside whatever independent interest they had and working in a cooperative nature.’’ The league last split sites for its midseason showcase in 2010, when the Saturday events were in the Dallas Mavericks’ arena and the game was held at the Cowboys’ stadium. The game was last held at Madison Square Garden in 1998 in what turned out to be Michael Jordan’s final All-Star appearance with the Bulls and Kobe Bryant’s first overall. The Garden was ready to host again after its project, which took place over the last three summers, but Barclays also was a strong candidate to land another marquee event to the many it has staged in its opening year. Silver said the teams realized the game wouldn’t come back to New York again right away, so sharing was the only way both could be involved.
-clinched playoff berth z x-clinched division ——— Tuesday’s Games Cleveland 5, Chicago White Sox 4 Tampa Bay 7, N.Y. Yankees 0 Toronto 3, Baltimore 2, 10 innings
NFL Injury Report NEW YORK (AP) — The updated National Football League injury report, as provided by the league: INDIANAPOLIS COLTS at JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — COLTS: DNP: S Antoine Bethea (toe), RB Ahmad Bradshaw (neck), DT Ricky Jean Francois (groin), S LaRon Landry (ankle). LIMITED: LB Pat Angerer (knee), C Samson Satele (elbow). JAGUARS: DNP: DE Jason Babin (not injury related), CB Alan Ball (groin), WR Mike Brown (back), WR Stephen Burton (head), CB Dwayne Gratz (ankle), RB Maurice JonesDrew (ankle), S Dwight Lowery (head), C Brad Meester (not injury related), DT Roy Miller (elbow, knee). LIMITED: CB Will Blackmon (head), TE Marcedes Lewis (calf), G Uche Nwaneri (knee), LB J.T. Thomas (hamstring). FULL: QB Blaine Gabbert (right hand). CINCINNATI BENGALS at CLEVELAND BROWNS — BENGALS: DNP: CB Leon Hall (hamstring), CB Dre Kirkpatrick (hamstring), S Reggie Nelson (hamstring), G Mike Pollak (knee). LIMITED: RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (ankle), CB Terence Newman (knee). FULL: T Anthony Collins (knee), CB Brandon Ghee (concussion). BROWNS: DNP: K Billy Cundiff (right thigh), LB Quentin Groves (ankle), LB Jabaal Sheard (knee), QB Brandon Weeden (right thumb), DE Billy Winn (quadriceps). LIMITED: T Oniel Cousins (chest), G Shawn Lauvao (ankle). FULL: DE Desmond Bryant (wrist), WR Josh Gordon (ankle), DE Ahtyba Rubin (calf). CHICAGO BEARS at DETROIT LIONS — BEARS: OUT: DT Henry Melton (knee). DNP: CB Sherrick McManis (quadriceps), CB Charles Tillman (knee, groin). LIMITED: CB Zack Bowman (knee). LIONS: DNP: WR Nate Burleson (forearm), S Louis Delmas (knee), WR Calvin Johnson (knee), G Rob Sims (shoulder). LIMITED: DE Ziggy Ansah (abdomen), S Don Carey (hamstring), WR Patrick Edwards (ankle), T Jason Fox (groin), LB DeAndre Levy (abdomen), LB Ashlee Palmer (ankle). FULL: RB Reggie Bush (knee). DALLAS COWBOYS at SAN DIEGO CHARGERS — COWBOYS: DNP: WR Miles Austin (hamstring), WR Dwayne Harris (hip). LIMITED: DE DeMarcus Ware (neck). FULL: CB Morris Claiborne (shoulder), LB Ernie Sims (groin). CHARGERS: DNP: G Jeromey Clary (clavicle), T King Dunlap (concussion), WR Malcom Floyd (neck), G Chad Rinehart (toe), CB Shareece Wright (hamstring). LIMITED: LB Dwight Freeney (not injury related), C Nick Hardwick (shin). FULL: LB Donald Butler (groin), T D.J. Fluker (concussion), LB Manti Te’o (foot). NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS at
That was agreeable for both teams, who have developed some friction since the Nets left New Jersey and set up shop in the Knicks’ city. Players have taken shots at each other in the media, and Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has even poked fun at Knicks counterpart James Dolan. But apparently that relationship was soothed over for this, with Stern sitting in on a meeting between the two. ‘‘The All-Star game is just — we take a timeout from the rhetoric and promote basketball and the
great game, and we’ll all do a great job together,’’ Dolan said. Silver said the Nets were interested in hosting the game and would likely get one soon, and it would be up to MSG to see if it wanted to host the preliminary events when that happens. Community and fan events will be held in all five boroughs as the AllStar game comes to New York for the fifth time. That could be the league’s solution to a couple of obstacles that remain, such as the inability to satisfy season-ticket holders for two teams, and the unavailability of the Javits Center that weekend to host the Jam Session. ‘‘The notion was, this is in many ways the basketball capital of the world. There’s so much enormous passion and interest in the game throughout New York City, let’s find a way to extend it beyond the actual events in the arena,’’ Silver said. ‘‘So that’s why we’ve been working with these two organizations on figuring out the best way to build it out and make it into a week festival.’’
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Fans gather for America’s Cup comeback
bers of the Oracle team before announcing the next location. Workers called in sick, children skipped school and thousands of New Zealanders traveled to San Francisco from their home country to watch sailing’s premiere event. A huge roar went up on Pier 23 when Ellison’s 72-foot catamaran came into view for the thousands who chose to watch the race from the finish line. The Oracle boat had a huge lead and was obviously heading for victory. ‘‘USA, USA, USA,’’ the United States fans screamed in unison as the American boat zoomed by and crossed the finish line, completing a remarkable comeback and winning the competition nine races to eight. Oracle was once down 8-1. ‘‘I was so nervous,’’ said 10-year-old Wesley Seifers, a budding sailor who skipped classes to watch the race. ‘‘It had to be done,’’ said Vaughn Seifers, Wesley’s father. ‘‘This is a historic day in sailing.’’ Some of the many Kiwis who traveled vast distances at great expense expressed disappointment, mixed with pride and hope for the future. ‘‘Sure it’s disappointing,’’ said Tony Giannotti, who came to San Francisco with his wife. ‘‘But we’ll be back.’’ Other Kiwis complained that Ellison’s deep pockets made the difference. Ellison’s two boats were built exclusively with the billionaire’s money. Team New Zealand cobbled together its funding from many sources, including from the New Zealand government itself. ‘‘All this shows is what money can buy,’’ said Glenn Faulkner, a native New Zealander who lives in Half Moon Bay. ‘‘But no worries, mate. We gave it a go and we’ll be back.’’ A flotilla of pleasure craft followed the Oracle boat as it left the race course and sailed under the San Francisco Bay Bridge on its way back to its storage shed. The bars and restaurants along the city’s water line began to fill with thousands of residents and tourists, a scene no one would have predicted a month ago when the America’s Cup got off to a rough start, including the death of a sailor during a training run over the summer. Ellison upset many attendees of the annual Oracle ‘‘OpenWorld’’ conference in San Francisco when he skipped delivering the event’s keynote address to attend the America’s Cup. Ellison’s team won both races Tuesday to pull even with Team New Zealand at eight wins each.
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By PAUL ELIAS Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Just a month ago, the America’s Cup ‘‘village’’ along San Francisco’s waterfront had few visitors. Its trendy, temporary bars often had more staff than patrons and retail workers at souvenir shops stood behind silent cash registers as sailing’s most prestigious competition got off to a desultory start with single-competitor ‘‘races’’ that drew little interest. Then Oracle Team USA launched one of the greatest comebacks in sports history. On Wednesday, tens of thousands lined up along the city’s waterfront, found vantage points on the city’s many hills overlooking San Francisco Bay and took to the water in all manner of watercraft to watch software billionaire Larry Ellison retain sailing’s most prestigious trophy. Now the question is whether Ellison will bring the next America’s Cup back to a city where he endured a lawsuit, political opposition and scaledback ambitions he blamed on too much bureaucracy to hold the event here. The winner of each event gets to pick the location of the next race. Ellison, who owns a San Francisco mansion, said during a news conference that he didn’t take any of the political opposition personally and called the event a success. ‘‘It was the most beautiful regatta I have ever seen,’’ said Ellison, who recently purchased an island in Hawaii. Ellison said he would discuss where to hold the next event with senior mem-
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By Dylan Malone
Bradbury named to setter honor for third time
BRENTWOOD, TN — Eastern Illinois sophomore Marah Bradbury nabbed her third career Ohio Valley Conference 'Setter of the Week' award this week as she helped lead Panther volleyball to runner-up team honors at the KSU Golden Flashes Classic last weekend. The Decatur native dished out a season-high 53 assists and hit .833 (5-of-6, with zero errors) in EIU's four-set victory over Binghamton, as Eastern also swept Midwest foe Illinois-Chicago before falling to host Kent State in the championship match. For the weekend, Bradbury tallied 126 total assists for a 11.45 assists-per-set mark, while also hitting .560 off 14 kills and zero hitting errors, and as a team, Eastern hit .278 at the tourney.   All three of those marks easily out-paced the rest of the league setters. The Panthers finished the 2013 pre-OVC slate this past weekend with a 6-7 overall record, as EIU will now partake in league-only action over the course of the remaining 16 contests. As a freshman last fall, Bradbury twice earned the weekly setting honor en route to being named to the OVC All-Newcomer squad. Eastern begins official OVC play with a pair of road matches at Southeast Missouri and UT Martin this coming Friday and Saturday, respectively, before finally beginning home action versus instate rival SIU Edwardsville at 6 p.m. next Tuesday (Oct. 1).
By DYLAN MALONE I had the rare opportunity to see history first hand on Friday night. It doesn’t happen to me often. Usually I’m looking the other way when something amazing happens. In a related story, I never get to see a reckless driver get their come-up-ans from local authorities... Anyways, the point is that I’m usually in the wrong place at the wrong time, but not Friday night when the Braves did the unlikely in putting a ‘W’ on the board against mighty Homestead. Some of you may look at that and say, “Yeah? So what?” To those people I say shame on you. Are you not moved by a real life David vs. Goliath story? The second smallest school in the conference beat the far-and-away largest on Friday night and they did it with class, talent, and a lot of fire in their guts. It would have been easy for a team clearly outmanned, outnumbered, and out-muscled to play scared, particularly in the rainy conditions brought forth on Friday night. That brings me to my next point. I’m tired already of hearing people say things like, “Yeah, it was a great win, but they would have been killed if it wasn’t wet on the field.” Did the Braves have special ski-shoes on their feet that allowed them to skate across the field without sliding? Were they immune to the misty downpour seeping into their face masks blurring their vision all night? I didn’t think so. Bellmont played on the same playing field in the same conditions as Homestead and came away with a big victory. One could make the argument that Homestead’s passing game was hampered by the weather and that their game plan was disrupted because of it. Truth be told, the Spartans had enough men on the sidelines to replenish their front line all game long and Bellmont, with plenty of players playing both ways, held them at bay and forced the line back all night long. The Spartans managed just 47 yards on the THE SET UP—Decatur native and Eastern Illinois ground. That is abysmal. Harnish tallied twice that setter Marah Bradbury puts a good touch on the on his own the week before and Norwell is the smallvolleyball in a recent Ohio Valley match. (Photo est school in the conference. provided) It may even have been a fluke that the Braves one in an instance where they played their best football and Homestead played their worst. It’s still one of the greatest accomplishments that Bellmont has ever experienced and that’s taking into account 2008 BERNE — The South Adams boys soccer team when we hoisted a state title. played Mississinewa to a 1-1 draw on Tuesday Personally, I think it was a wake-up call to night at Star Field. Homestead for years to come. It was obvious they Henry Granizo scored the lone South Adams hadn’t even taken the time to scout us. They jumped goal two minutes into the second half breaking a off-sides several times in the first quarter when scoreless game open. Mississinewa then scored Amacker and Braves moved their line formations on a free kick from 35-yards out with 16 minutes because they didn’t see it coming. remaining in the match for the tying goal. The For Bellmont, it will be the beginning of a new teams played to a stalemate in the overtime ending found confidence. We don’t have to beat 6A teams the contest with a 1-1 split. in sectional. Just 3A schools. “Now we know we can Wes Thompson had 4 saves for the Starfires hang with the best of them,” as Dalton Schultz said who host Woodlan on Saturday starting after the Friday night. girls match with the Lady Warriors at 10 a.m.
Stars pull draw with Indians
Yankees miss post-season for first time since 2008
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees failed to make the playoffs for only the second time in 19 years, getting mathematically eliminated Wednesday night while they were losing to the Tampa Bay Rays. Hobbled by age and injury, the Yankees (8276) were trailing 7-3 in the eighth inning when they were knocked out as the Cleveland Indians completed a 7-2 win over the Chicago White Sox. There was no reaction from the Yankee Stadium crowd when the Indians result was posted on the scoreboard. Despite baseball’s highest opening-day payroll at $230 million, the Yankees failed to claim one of the 10 playoff berths. Since starting the latest run of success in 1995, New York had missed the playoffs only in 2008 — when the team bid goodbye to old Yankee Stadium. This time, the Yankees are saying goodbye to Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte, who are retiring when the season ends Sunday.
What about Bob?
I wanted to save some space to talk about Bob Shraluka for minute because I think he’s earned a lot of respect from me. Sure, I may not have worked with him as long as some of the other compatriots with me in the editorial department, but I did spend the final few years with him and I have to say that the pleasure was all mine. Bob and I did not get along when I started as the sports editor a few years ago. It seemed like our personalities were at odds for the longest time. After a time, however, I figured out that it’s because our personalities are very similar. If there’s just one thing that I have learned from both Bob and Jim Hopkins it’s that there will always be people that don’t like what you do for whatever reason. Rather than dwell on it, I like to think that I could take Bob’s approach and just laugh it off. In this recent game of musical chairs, as J put it, I find myself staying stationary as everyone else in editorial is circling around me. I guess that makes me the chair. Whatever my position, I like to think that I’m better at it than when I started and Mr. Shraluka is one of the big reasons for that. Thanks, Bob. Enjoy the bike rides still to come.
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