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November 7, 2013
Former SRO Scott Dailey has resigned
By MIKE LAMM Appearing before Geneva Town Council at its regularly scheduled monthly meeting Tuesday evening, town Marshall Rob Johnson announced two vacancies on his staff, including one prompted by the recent resignation of school resource officer Scott Dailey. Johnson reported he is currently advertising for the deputy marshall and SRO position, which he noted is a fulltime assignment with benefits. Presently, “three officers are doing the job of four” until the vacant position can be filled, he said. In the interim, he and the other town officers will cover the responsibilities of the SRO. Johnson told councilors
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Geneva begins search for new school cop
the school resource officer “is a regular officer on my staff, but the school (South Adams) is their contracted assignment.” He further explained the position will require the person to fulfill the duties of SRO during times when school is in session, and will report to Johnson for normal police duties when school is on break or summer vacation. Johnson also pointed out funding for the position comes from the school itself, and is not a tax-based position. He said the hiring process will include a testing phase covering both physical and written exams, which is tentatively set for Dec. 7. He indicated he hoped the interview process would be completed by Christmas, with the new officer then joining his staff at the beginning of the new year. In order to be considered for See GENEVA SRO, Page 3
How about a pool table — a BIG pool table — for your group or organization? If your organization is a non-profit, and you are willing to go the expense of moving the pool table, call Riverside Center. Steve Krull of the parks department said at Tuesday’s Decatur City Council meeting that the department is looking to move out, for space purposes, a pool table which has been in the building for many years. It will be given away, he said, but the organization taking it will need professional help in disassembling and moving it. “It’s big, really big; you won’t be able to just bring in four or five people and move it,” he added. Those interested may contact Krull at Riverside Center, 724-2520.
Pool table is free to local non-profit
City’s latest target: It’s official: Dilapidated garages ‘Ugly wall’
Operation Cleanup in Decatur is targeting dilapidated garages and accessory structures, board of works and safety member and Code Enforcement Officer Bill Karbach told city council this week. Karbach said 15 such structures have been identified. Owners of the buildings will be notified to contact his department within 10 days of the notice, he said. Failure to comply could result in the city’s removal of the nuisance and the property owner will be assessed the cost. The property owner will have the option of removing or repairing the structure, Karbach said. Fines may be issued under a city ordinance. —Bob Shraluka
site will be green space
Berne City officials have announced city offices will be closed Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day. Other schedule announcements are as follows: • The City Council meeting scheduled for Nov. 11 has been moved to Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. • Monday’s trash route will run as usual. • The compost site will be open from 7 a.m.- 3 p.m. Nov. 9., and will be closed Nov. 11. To report a water leak or other city related concern after office hours, call the Adams County Sheriff’s Department (911) or 724-5345 and report the situation.
Veterans Day closings in Berne listed
The above photos and others were handed out to members of Decatur City Council Tuesday evening as examples of the type of eyesores city officials are trying to eliminate.
Machine shop in line for abatement from city
By BOB SHRALUKA Mid-States Tool & Machine Inc. in Decatur, one of the city’s most solid businesses in the original Industrial Park, is likely to receive the tax abatement it seeks in a presentation made to city council on Tuesday night. The company, said local attorney Jeremy Brown, is purchasing three new pieces of equipment at a cost of $367,000 and is seeking a five-year abatement on the personal property. Mid-States owner Jason Scheumann, who along with employee Jeremy Friedt accompanied Brown, detailed for council what the machines will do for the firm. Mid-States, located at 222 Patterson St., has been in business some 36 years, beginning in 1977, and currently has 22 employees. The equipment, said Scheuman, will help the firm retain those 22 and add one more in the near future. “These are 22 wellpaying jobs,” said company attorney Brown, who noted that those jobs support 22 families. “We’re all thankful you’ve chosen Decatur for your manufacturing facility,” Mayor John Schultz told Scheumann. “As (Adams County Economic Development Director) Larry Macklin always says, it’s important to retain the businesses we have; it’s not always about bringing in new ones.”
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Donald DeVault wonders what kind of memories his Triumph motorcycle helped make in the 46 years since it was stolen. The 73-year-old Omaha man learned last week that California authorities had recovered his 1953 Triumph Tiger 100 at the Port of Los Angeles. The bike was about to be shipped to Japan when customs agents who checked the vehicle identification number discovered it had been reported stolen in February 1967. DeVault recalls Marlon Brando riding a similar bike in the movie ‘‘The Wild One.’’
Stolen bike found, 46 years later
By BOB SHRALUKA It’s all but settled now: The downtown space which had become a major eyesore while it contained Dwayne’s Sweeper Shop is going to become a green space, a place for beautification. At Tuesday night’s meeting of Decatur City Council, Mayor John Schultz said he wanted to thank the Adams County Community Foundation’s grant committee for awarding the city a $10,000 Impact Grant to be used at the site. “I want to thank the committee and the foundation,” Schultz said. “It’s really nice to have a partner like the foundation to help us fulfill a dream.” Since the city purchased the property for $25,000 nearly two years ago, several ideas were proposed as to how the space should be used once the building occupying it was razed. In recent months, the term “green space” was heard frequently and the mayor confirmed the decision on Tuesday. He thanked City Attorney Tim Baker for preparing the grant, See GREEN, Page 3
Part of Indiana’s welfare website down for 2 weeks
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Part of Indiana’s welfare website has been offline for two weeks, preventing clients from accessing the status of their cases for food stamps and other benefits. Some functions were taken offline after they were found not to be displaying information correctly, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration spokesman Jim Gavin told The Indianapolis Star. A state contractor, RCR Technology Corp., is working on the problem, but it wasn’t clear when it would be resolved, Gavin said. In the meantime, welfare clients may call 1-800-403-0864 or visit Division of Family Resources offices to check the status of their cases or receive proof of eligibility, Gavin said. The website problem could create setbacks for some people seeking benefits, said John Cardwell, an advocate for welfare clients and director of The Generations Project, a consumer organization focused on health care. ‘‘People on food stamps have enough to deal with. They don’t need to deal with a website company’s inability to do its job,’’ Cardwell said. ‘‘You can imagine a single mom trying to take care of kids may have a work situation where she’s eligible for food stamps, but her only chance to check her status may be in the evening.’’
The South Adams Starfires’ upset victory over county rival Adams Central in sectional football play on Nov. 1, coupled with the untimely exit from the tournament trail the following day of the Bellmont volleyball squad, leaves South Adams as the last fan base standing in Adams County. Those fans are certain to be vocal when the Stars travel to Southwood Friday night for the sectional title game. Photo by Kalvin Fiechter
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Van Wert Co. voters have their say at polls
Voters in the Parkway Local School District elected three candidates to fill vacancies on the school board at Tuesday's statewide elections in Ohio. Incumbent Tom W. Lyons was re-elected, capturing 714 votes cast. Joining Lyons on the school board will be newcomers Melissa S. Burtch, who garnered 706 votes, and Ryan Thompson, who collected 577 votes. Steve Samples, the fourth resident seeking a position on the board, received 382 votes. In the portion of Van Wert County that is part of the Parkway Local School District, Lyons, Thompson and Burtch were also the leading vote-getters. Also affecting Rockford and Willshire residents in Tuesday balloting was the overwhelming passage of an operating levy in Blackford Township. The levy received great support, with 107 residents voting in favor of the levy while only 17 voted in opposition to it. In addition, a county-wide Mercer County District Library levy also easily passed, with voters approving the measure by margin of 3,142-1,137. A levy to support the Mercer County Council on Aging also met with voter approval, passing by a 4,825-2,172 margin. In the city of Van Wert, voters rejected a proposed bond issue for a new aquatic center by a 1,473-1,093 margin. The city had proposed a 1.7-mil, 25-year bond issue to pay for the estimated $3 million cost of the aquatics center. Van Wert Mayor Don Farmer, who spearheaded the issue, told the online newspaper The Van Wert Independent the issue is likely a dead one, at least for the foreseeable future. “This was the ideal situation,” the mayor said of having a maintenance fund and also money donated by Scott Niswonger to use if the facility showed an operating loss. “This was the best scenario that could be presented.”
Jo-Ellen Eidam, chief executive officer at Adams Memorial Hospital, and chief financial officer Dan Wheeler are pictured as they present a check from the Adams Memorial Hospital Foundation to Julie Zimmerman, director of radiology at the hospital. The foundation raised $27,249 at its first annual golf classic this fall. A total of 29 teams and 64 sponsors helped raise that total, with the money used to help offset installation costs of the hospital’s new 64-slice CT scanner. Photo provided
New CT scanner added at Adams Memorial
  Officials at Adams Memorial Hospital have announced the recent installation of a SOMATOM Perspective 64-slice CT scanner.  The new device, according to a hospital spokeswoman, offers the ability to extend the range of available examinations to patients at reduced radiation dose. The scanner “is an innovative solution that helps us provide maximum care for patients,” the press release said. “In our continued efforts to deliver the best patient care, our new scanner incorporates dose-reduction technologies along with patient-centric features that streamline the scan making for a comfortable and relaxed patient experience,” said Julie Zimmerman, director of radiology at Adams Memorial Hospital.     The scanner can image all body regions and is able to detect small diagnostic details by using information from 64 slices while reducing the dose of radiation to patients by approximately 60 percent. “You can be assured that we are delivering best in class imaging while reducing radiation dose for all patients,” said Zimmerman.  “The SOMATOM Perspective uses Fully Assisting Scanner Technologies (FAST) that help simplify
Tea party group has joined marriage fight
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The opposing sides in Indiana’s gay marriage battle continued lining up supporters Wednesday ahead of the 2014 legislative session. Northern Indiana tea party group Kosciusko Silent No More will join the effort to place the state’s gay marriage ban in the constitution, President Monica Boyer announced Wednesday. The organizers of Freedom Indiana, which is opposing the amendment, meanwhile announced that Indianapolis media giant Emmis Communications was joining its effort. The marking of sides comes as lawmakers prepare for their annual session in January. Supporters of limiting marriage to being between one man and one woman say a constitutional amendment is needed to keep the courts from legalizing gay marriage in Indiana. The state already bans gay marriage by law, but lawmakers began the lengthy process of placing the ban in the constitution in 2011. If lawmakers sign off a second time on the strengthened ban, it would be placed on the ballot for voters to consider next November. The ban won overwhelming support from Democrats and Republicans in 2011, but national attitudes on the issue have changed in the last few years, and Indiana leaders seem to have noticed. Fourteen states and Washington, D.C., now allow gay marriage. Illinois lawmakers passed a measure Tuesday that would legalize same-sex marriage; the governor has said he will sign it. Freedom Indiana, which launched over the summer to oppose the amendment, has the support of Indiana corporate giants Eli Lilly and Cummins, along with universities and other high-profile organizations. Their central argument has been that the ban would keep talented job-seekers and businesses from moving to Indiana. ‘‘Indiana has traditionally had a friendly business environment that is the backbone of the Hoosier economy,’’ Emmis CEO Jeff Smulyan said in statement.
and automate time-consuming, complex procedures, thus supporting our clinical team at every stage of the CT examination helping them spend more time with the patients.”   The scanner ncorporates a patient-friendly design for excellent access and patient positioning and offers illumination mood light to brighten the exam room atmosphere, hospital officials said.
Ag law seminar set in Fort Wayne
A program to help individuals, farmers, landowners and family businesses understand various legal and tax issues as well as an update on estate and business transfer is scheduled by Purdue Extension Allen County to be held in Fort Wayne Dec. 11. Gerry Harrison, a Purdue professor in farm management and ag law, will present the information. Harrison remains at the forefront of Purdue Extension for many ag law topics as well as estate and family business transfer planning education, according to a university press release. Harrison will discuss and take questions on topics including drainage law, limiting liability for farming activities, property rights, takings law and condemnation, right to farm law, real estate transfer taxation. Following a lunch provided at the site, Harrison will tackle land trusts and conservation easements, legal and tax aspects. Pre-registration is required via the Allen County cooperative extension office. For a registration form contact the office at 4816826 or email Gonzalee Martin at marting@; or contact Gerry Harrison toll-free at (888) 398-4636, ext. 44216, or direct dial 765-494-4216 or email at The registration form is also available online at under the heading “Ag Law topics and Estate and Family Business Transfer Planning.”
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Man shot dead near Fort Wayne school
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A man has been found fatally shot across the street from a Fort Wayne high school an hour after dismissal. The shooting was reported about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday outside Premium Cuts Barbershop, across the street from South Side High School. Some students who were leaving the school at the time were ushered away from the crime scene. Fort Wayne Community Schools spokeswoman Krista Stockman says the school was placed on lockdown until students involved in afterschool activities were sent home. The school day had ended at 2:30 p.m.
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73-year sentence in pizza delivery murder
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A Bloomington man has been sentenced to 73 years in prison for his convictions on murder and gun charges in connection with the slaying of a Bloomington pizza delivery man who interrupted a car burglary. The Herald-Times reports 23-year-old James Finney received the maximum 65-year sentence for murder Wednesday and two concurrent eight-year sentences for carrying a handgun without a license. A jury last month convicted Finney in the fatal shooting of 22-year-old Adam Sarnecki on Nov. 4, 2011. Sarnecki was returning from delivering a pizza when he confronted a man breaking into his boss’s car. Sarnecki, who was shot once in the lower back, died in surgery.
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CMA Awards, stars salute George Strait
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The entertainer of the year trophy at the Country Music Association Awards is one of the most coveted honors in the genre, but sometimes it’s OK to lose — like, say, when George Strait is a nominee. Strait won his third entertainer of the year award and his first since 1990 Wednesday night against country music’s current hitmakers, and no one seemed disappointed. Blake Shelton — one of five performers with a leading two victories — was excited to lose to the 61-year-old whose popularity defies his age. ‘‘That’s how it needs to be because he’s not just entertainer of the year, he’s entertainer of the last three decades, I guess, or four decades,’’ Shelton said. ‘‘I don’t know who’s keeping score. I mean, it’s George Strait. He’s King George. I couldn’t be happier with how this turned out.’’ Shelton was one of five top winners with two trophies apiece, along with Florida Georgia Line and the trio of Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban, who won music video and music event of the year for their ‘‘Highway Don’t Care’’ collaboration. Like Strait, Swift also was going for her third entertainer of the year, which would have been a CMA record for a woman. Like Shelton, she couldn’t have cared less when she lost, instead hugging Faith Hill as they cried tears of joy for Strait. She noted they’ve both opened for Strait in their careers and she recounted a story about how Strait and his wife Norma dropped in to one of her first headlining concerts when she was a teenager just to wish her luck. The crowd gave Strait a standing ovation as he made his way to the stage, and stayed standing throughout his speech. It wasn’t just a special night for those in the arena. It was also the show’s top trending moment on Facebook.
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Raymond J. Rolston
Raymond J. Rolston Jr., 86, Decatur, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital. He was born Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1926, in Decatur to the late Raymond and Molly Mae (Derringer) Rolston Sr. He married Betty J. Jarmon Jan. 13, 1948, in Decatur; she survives. Raymond served in the United States Army as a medic during World War II, being deployed to the Philippine Islands in the Pacific Theater. He was scheduled to participate in the invasion of the Japanese home island when the war ended. Raymond was a member of American Legion Post 43 and the Sons of the American Rolston Revolution. He retired from Central Soya’s maintenance department. He is survived by four daughters,Vickie Jackson, Nancy (Dave) Mosure and Rose (Rick) Hoover, all of Decatur, and Barbara (Mike) Bodle of Ossian; six grandchildren, Glen Hitchcock, Katheren (Jim) Thatcher, Lisa Gase, Tina (Jim) Marbach, Scott Mosure and Ering Hoover; and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Elmer Rolston, and a sister, Rosie Iretta Rolston. Visitation is from 2-4 and 5-7 p.m. Friday at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with Molly Farthing officiating. Burial will follow at Decatur Cemetery, with military graveside services by American Legion Post 43. Preferred memorials are to the Wounded Warrior Project. Online condolences may be made at www.
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Test takers rush to complete GED exam before January
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans who passed part, but not all, of the GED test are rushing to finish the high school equivalency exam before a new version rolls out in January and their previous scores are wiped out. About 1 million people could be affected. With the new version, test takers must use a computer instead of paper and pencil. The test itself will be more rigorous and cost more — at $120, the price in some states will be significantly higher than previous versions. Some places may subsidize all or part of the cost. ‘‘This is the thing that’s sort of putting the spur in the saddle,’’ said Lecester Johnson, executive director of Academy of Hope, an adult charter school in Washington. ‘‘People just don’t want to start over.’’ Test takers have been warned for more than a year about the approaching Dec. 31 deadline to complete the test. States and localities are phoning people, and thousands of letters have gone out — including to 32,000 Californians who passed parts but not all the test in the last two years. ‘‘We don’t want anyone to be caught offguard and come in and test in January or February thinking they have their old scores, and they have to start over,’’ said Pam Blundell, who oversees adult education for the Oklahoma State Department of Education. She said Oklahoma test sites have added additional test days and referred students to other sites. Nicole Chestang, executive vice president at GED Testing Service, said the rush was expected. In 2001, the year before the last upgrade, there was a 30 percent increase in test takers, most toward the end of the year, she said. She advised people to register for the exam now, even if they don’t take it until later in November or December.
the position, applicants must be a U.S. citizen at least 21 years of age, a high school graduate or possess a GED equivalent, possess a valid Indiana driver’s license, not have a criminal record and be in good physical condition. In addition, applicants must either by an ILEA graduate or be able to successfully complete an ILEA basic course. Johnson also reported the need for reserve police officers. Several positions are available, with those interested in applying asked to contact him at the Police Department office, 411 E. Line St., Geneva. Speaking for himself, as well as Fire Chief John Patch, Johnson request councilors consider chang- DAILEY ing meeting dates which fall exactly on the first of the month, which would allow them to compile data from the previous month in a less frenetic fashion. Council concurred, changing the meeting dates for both July and August 2014 to the second Tuesday of the month rather than the first. Patch informed councilors the volunteer fire department responded to six incidents during the month of October, including five medical assist runs, one run to extinguish a motor vehicle fire, one house fire and one combine fire. His department has seen the addition of five new volunteer firefighters in the last several months, he said.
Remaining Blockbuster stores to close
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The final curtain is falling on the remaining Blockbuster video-rental stores that Dish Network Corp. runs in the U.S. About 300 Blockbuster locations scattered around the country will be closed by early January. But 50 franchised stores will remain open in the U.S. As part of Dish Network’s retreat, Blockbuster’s DVD-bymail service is also shutting down next month. About 2,800 people who work in Blockbuster’s stores and DVD distribution centers will lose their jobs, according to Dish Network. The cost-cutting measures culminate a Blockbuster downfall that began a decade ago with the rise of Netflix’s DVD-by-mail service, followed by the introduction of a subscription service that streams video over high-speed Internet connections. ‘‘This is not an easy decision, yet consumer demand is clearly moving to digital distribution
Driver injured
A single-vehicle accident at 3:25 p.m. Wednesday resulted in the driver of a pick-up truck being treated for facial injuries. According to a report from the sheriff’s department, Brady J. Ross, 16, rural Decatur, was traveling north and started to turn onto C.R. 000 from Piqua Road when he lost control and slid into a nearby ditch. The pick-up truck rolled over once in a yard owned by David E. Vorhees, rural Decatur, and sideswiped a tree in the yard. Ross was briefly trapped inside the vehicle. He was treated and released at Adams Memorial Hospital. Photo by Ruth Hernandez
of video entertainment,’’ Dish Network CEO Joseph Clayton said in a statement Wednesday. The shift has been a boon for Netflix Inc., which now boasts 31 million subscribers to its Internet video service and another 7.1 million DVD-by-mail customers.
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while Baker gave great credit to Schultz for the presentation which convinced the committee. The mayor, Baker said, did some research and discovered that approximately 22,000 vehicles pass through the intersection of Second and Monroe streets— where the space is located — each day. Only two other intersections in the county have more traffic, said Baker, without naming the two. Work on the foundation for a new brick wall to cover the adjoining building was completed a couple of weeks ago, and work on the brick facade could begin at any time or the first of next week, the mayor said. MartinRiley, an architectural/engineering firm with offices in Fort
Wayne, is handling the project for the city. Downtown plants On another matter of downtown beauty, the mayor said he wanted to thank two individuals for their major assistance in providing and maintaining flowers and plants which occupied the sidewalk pots since spring. Hoosier Pattern owner Keith Gerber donated $2,500 to provide the materials and Rev. Dan York, as he has done for years, purchased the plants, potted them with assistance from some volunteers, and watered them throughout the summer. “Keith and Dan have helped us so much, and this is something which is good for our city,” Schultz said. City council also made a contribution to the flowers program.
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City speeder Frank P. Iannelli, 47, Howell, New Jersey, was cited by Decatur police Wednesday for speeding, 47 in a 35 zone, at 13th and Madison.
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Rural citation Tameka D. Williams, 26, South Bend, was ticketed Wednesday by the Adams County Sheriff’s Department for operating a vehicle without financial responsibility.
Firemen respond to accident scene
The Decatur Fire Department was dispatched at 3:29 p.m. Thursday to the scene of a roll-over accident with minor injuries at C.R. 000 and Piqua Road. Firefighters were called to the scene for a “door pop” to extricate the driver of the vehicle, according to a spokesman for the department. Crews returned to the station at 4:02 p.m. At 8:43 p.m. firefighters were called to the Bunge North America facility, 1200 N. 2nd St., in response to streetlight in front of the facility shorting out, according to the spokesperson. There was no fire, and it was unclear this morning whether power to the light pole was turned off or the light burned out, according to the spokesman. Crews returned to the station at 8:54 p.m.
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J Swygart, Opinion Page Editor
Bullies aren’t always Incognito
Mention the word “bullying,” and the image that comes immediately to mind is most likely that of an intimidating young figure on a middle school or elementary school playground, shaking down his or her peers for lunch money. A series of events currently playing out in Miami, and subsequently being spread atop sports pages across the country, may cause many to re-evaluate their commonly-held views of what truly constitutes a bully. While new details emerge daily, what is known is that Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin last week left his NFL team amid allegations of harassment from teammates, specifically on the part of fellow lineman Richie Incognito. Several news outlets have released excerpts of text messages and voice mail sent from Incognito to Martin, and most agree those statements were racist and threatening. LONE The NFL is investigating, trying to determine who knew what, includWITH ing whether Incognito harassed or bullied Martin. By J Swygart As the story began to unfold earlier this week, I was waiting anxiously to hear the comments of talking heads on ESPN and other 24-hour sports networks. I was pleasantly surprised with what I heard. A few current NFL players predictably suggested a certain “weakness” on Martin’s part for leaving his team, and still others said Martin should have simply stood up to Incognito — perhaps fighting him, if necessary — to put an end the perceived mistreatment he was experiencing. But during a roundtable discussion on ESPN with a panel — comprised almost entirely of retired NFL players — it was comforting to hear the level of disgust and, yes, even outrage they expressed over the workplace atmosphere that apparently exists in Miami. All agreed there is no place in the NFL, or any work environment, for such threats and intimidation. Some have argued that Martin’s choices in this matter were limited, and none were ideal. He could have accepted the abuse; he could have fought back; he could have gone to his coaches — but from our own days on the playground, we all know how “tattlers” are treated. So Martin left the team — and a hefty salary — and walked away. He reportedly is with his family in California to undergo counseling for emotional issues. Without knowing the more intimate details of what actually took place in the Dolphins’ locker room, it seems safe to believe it was not a decision made lightly. Martin’s parents both attended Harvard; Martin himself attended Stanford. One can only image him to be an intelligent, cerebral and insightful young man. He did what he felt was necessary by walking away from confrontation, and who among us is qualified to say he was right or wrong. But imagine for a second that young boy, or girl, on the playground ... or school bus ... or in housing complexes in our community who know all too well the realities of bullying. Adolescents are equipped with far fewer coping mechanisms than are adults, and the options young people face when bullied are far fewer than for those of a 300-pound grown man with a more far-reaching support system. Richie Incognito has been suspended indefinitely while the Miami Dolphis and the NFL attempt to sort fact from fiction in the bullying allegations. Chapters remain to be written. But the attention the entire episode has garnered on the topic of bullying is welcome, as has been the prevailing sentiment that bullying victims’ words should never be ignored.
Food stamp cuts will stoke hunger
point. By EMILY SCHWARTZ GReCO Had the economic recovery been and WILLIAM A. COLLINs Would you believe that the nation’s widespread, we might be spending less cabinet has approved an executive order on SNAP. Instead, the richest 1 percent defining food as a legal right? No, not inhaled all economic growth and then some. In 2010 and 2011, the 1 percent our nation. India has taken this bold step. snatched 121 percent of the recovery’s Malnourishment afflicts 42 percent of bounty. This mind-boggling statistic Indian children, and part of their gov- means that the bottom 99 percent expeernment’s response to this entrenched rienced a net decline in income. problem is defining efforts to end hun- Demand for food stamps won’t retreat ger as more than a welfare challenge. until the economic recovery reaches the Here in the United States, we’ve rest of us. And food stamps are a powgot a hunger problem too. Yes, it’s not erful economic stimulus because every on India’s scale, but nearly 50 million dollar in increased SNAP benefits generAmericans — 16 percent of us — live in ates about $1.70 in economic activity. what experts call “food-insecure” house- So what’s Congress going to do? Pare holds. The number of hungry Americans back benefits even more. The House has held steady since 2008, when the has passed two different versions of a Great Recession began. Farm Bill, the SNAP program’s legisla UNICEF rates child welfare among 29 of the emand for SNAP ben- tive home. One left food stamps out world’s richest counefits won’t retreat until altogether and the tries. We’re in 26th place — ahead of Romania, the economic recovery other slashed SNAP yet behind Greece, stops benefitting only the spending by $4 billion each year. Slovakia, and Slovenia. The Senate’s Clearly, we should do richest Americans version would cut more to help the most SNAP outlays by vulnerable among us, right? Well, Congress doesn’t agree. So $400 million per year. Either of these now the world’s largest economy will let reductions would come on top of the more people go hungry while our law- $5 billion decline in support for this makers squabble over how deeply to cut meager lifeline that helps one in seven Americans with less than $1.50 for food stamp spending. Food stamp benefits for poor fami- every meal. lies have already taken a hit. Even Can the private sector do something? though hunger never declined from Well, sure. its peak during our alleged economic Workers employed by many of our recovery, a small benefit increase in largest corporations, such as Walmart the 2009 stimulus package expired on and McDonald’s, are compensatHalloween. The end of this $5 billion ed so badly that millions of them safety net extension will trim $36 per qualify for government anti-poverty month for a family of four enrolled in programs. If they’d just pay a living the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance wage, fewer Americans would turn to Program food stamp program, known as stamps, Medicaid, and other safety-net SNAP . options. The Republican argument for cutting If seeing your tax dollars subsidize food stamps is based on the program’s giant corporations that refuse to pay growth. The government spent around their own workers enough to get food $80 billion on SNAP benefits in the past on the table strikes you as unfair, year, more than twice levels seen before this business trend may cheer you the Great Recession. That increase fol- up: Companies selling their wares to lowed the boost in the value of the food the poor are lowering their sales forestamps people could qualify for and the casts due to the SNAP cuts. Including expansion of the number of people poor Walmart. enough to qualify. Simply put, we’re spending more on Emily Schwartz Greco is the managing food stamps because widespread eco- editor of OtherWords, a non-profit nationnomic problems increased the number al editorial service run by the Institute of empty larders in America. It’s possible for Policy Studies. William A. Collins is a that higher benefits compelled more former state representative and a former people to apply, but that’s beside the mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut.
In recent articles I have read the county prosecutor rant about the meth problem in Adams County, and also the presumptuous comments about the city of Berne believing they are “innocent” or possibly exempt from this sort of activity. I guess I don’t remember hearing anyone who is from Berne ever saying that, but it did sound convincing. Yes, without a doubt, meth is a problem in the area. No argument there. What I do take exception to is the prosecutor’s apparent view that the answer is more walls, more fences, more prisoners serving longer sentences. He almost sounded proud to announce the fact he is holding three or four women in his jail that have meth charges pending and are pregnant. He criticized the lawmakers for passing new legislation concerning the amount of time a person with a meth charge will serve in prison — the most being 12 years. His words were, “that’s crazy.” In my humble opinion, being someone who has been incarcerated for the last four years, 12 years is a hell of a chunk of time to serve for a non-violent drug charge. In the prosecutor’s view, 20, 30, 40 years is what it will take in order to send a message to the meth addicts that in Adams County, you’ll be sent to prison for a long time. I don’t buy the view that outrageous amounts of prison time will curb meth addicts from using. I believe in significant investments in rehabilitation, not prolonged incarceration. And that’s what the new laws coming into effect next year are aiming towards. I think it’s a shame the prosecutor views this as digressing and not progressing in the fight against meth. Theodore “Toby” Schwartz Pendleton Correctional Facility
No more apologies, just get fixed
The next critical date is March 31, when open enrollment ends and people will not have to pay a penalty. There’s a potential for many people to lose their insurance, but are unable to sign up if cannot be made to work. Imagine this, thousands more Americans without insurance on Jan. 1 who once had it but no more, thanks to Obamacare. That’s not fair and it’s unacceptable. Critics argue that delaying the signup deadlines could potentially destabilize the new insurance markets. The hope is enough healthy young people will sign up to keep premiums reasonable for the rest of us. Failure for that to occur means insurance companies will raise their rates. With apparently few people signed up through the exchanges, there’s a backlog building that will place the system under heavy demand, especially if it takes 30 more days to fix the problems. That’s reason enough to add time to the signup period. Marilyn Tavenner, the administrator of the Centers or Medicare and Medicaid services and closely
Give us more time. That’s the simple message politicians in Washington should heed because of the disastrous roll out of the health exchange website, On Wednesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, in a congressional hearing, apologized to the nation about the dysfunctional website, and said she was fully accountable for fixing the problems. The writer is the opinion page editor of the Decatur The website rolled out on Oct. Daily Democrat. 1, and now a month later, it still is plagued by glitches. Officials say it will be another 30 days until it has reasonable functionality. Meanwhile, the clock is ticking on deadlines imposed by Obamacare on the rest of us to get signed up, or face a fine for lacking health insurance. The first major deadline is Dec. 15 for people to apply for coverage to begin Jan. 1. That’s a critical date because insurance companies are informing some clients, some estimate as many as 2 million people, their policies are being canceled because they do not meet Obamacare’s standards. Many policies expire at the end of the year.
involved in the fiasco, has suggested using the call centers to buy insurance. Problem is, no one seems to know whether the centers can handle a huge influx of calls. In the meantime, the glitches go beyond simply bad coding and design. Time magazine reports this week there are security flaws, too. Personal information is being relayed over the Internet without encryption, opening it up to hackers. Some data is not time-stamped, or is being duplicated, making it difficult for insurance companies to decipher a customer’s intent. has been a disaster from the first day. The system was not adequately designed nor tested. Government gets at least 30 more days to get the exchanges working properly. Americans should have more time, too, to buy what can be argued is one of the most important and necessary services, so important, in fact, that we’re mandated to buy it — health insurance. No more apologies and no more excuses. Just fix the site.
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Today is the 311th day of 2013 and the 47th day of autumn. TODAY’S HISTORY: In 1917, the Russian Bolshevik Revolution occurred as Vladimir Lenin’s forces overthrew Alexander Kerensky’s government.
In 1944, Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected to a record fourth term as U.S. president. In 1994, WXYC in Chapel Hill, N.C., became the first radio station to offer a 24-hour simulcast on the Internet. In 2000, the outcome of the U.S. presidential election was unknown at the end of Election
Day, as Al Gore and George W. Bush awaited results in New Mexico, Oregon and Florida.
TODAY’S QUOTE: “You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.” — Albert Camus
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The Adams Public Library System held a recent board meeting welcoming a special guest from the Indiana State Library who presented an “Exceptional” status award to the library based on 2012 public library standards. Public libraries are measured by a variety of service factors including number of hours in operation each week, library staff certification, participation in statewide delivery, number of computers per thousand population, percentage of operating expenditures on books/non-profit print material and other service levels. APLS exceeds standards for number of programs, number of computers and access points, staff certification levels, operating hours and the degree
THURSDAY, Nov. 7: 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.
EXCEPTIONAL — From left is Bill Hubbard and Cheryl Hisner; board members Shauna Borger, Indiana State Library, Kelly Ehinger, director, Adams Public Library System, Medford Smith, board president and Andrew Briggs, board treasurer. to which they reciprocate with other libraries.
represents four times the standard for the APLS service population and the number of computers and access points available is nearly enough to serve the entire county. Borger also added the library was one of the leading Evergreen Indiana libraries and continues to be an excellent partner in the library consortium.   Medford Smith, library board president, thanked Borger for her special trip to Adams County and thanked the Indiana State Library for its work in supporting public libraries.   Library director Kelly Ehinger said the library is proud to serve the community and continually strives to provide the best services for the public.
Shauna Borger, head of the state library’s Professional Development Office, reported to the library board that of the 237 public libraries, only 20 percent of all Indiana public libraries were rated exceptional. She noted the number of programs offered – more than 650 –
FRIDAY, Nov. 8: 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, Nov. 9: A.A., 7 p.m., (open speaker/discussion) Cross United Church, Berne.
William Thompson and Ezraelle Zimmerman. HONOR ROLL — Sam Albert, Emily Bergman, Olivia Conrad, Kaylyn Cornett, Kade Fuelling, Kylen Jennings, Emma Keane, Dylan Lengerich, Nick Louis, Rachel McBride, MacKenzie McMahon, Grace Nelson, Emilee Scheumann and Paul Scheumann. HONORABLE MENTION — Anna Geiger, Lanae Gilbert, Colin Melcher, Joe Scheumann and Kylene Schieferstein.
Sixth Grade Awards
MONDAY, Nov. 11: 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. CAPS support group, 6:30 p.m., C and C Bible Fellowship, Berne. A.A. Big Book discussion, 7 p.m., Decatur Church of God.
Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School awarded its first quarter honor roll students achieving a 3.75 GPA on a 4-point scale. Honorable Mention was awarded to those achieving a 3.5 GPA.
Grace Nower, Emilie Reinking, Adam Schlemmer, Tanner Walker, Carson Thompson and Sean Werling. HONORABLE MENTION — Jacob Maumann, Emma Buuck, Sarah Enterline, Payton Lengerich, Tori Miller and Noah Zimmerman.
Eighth Grade Awards
HONOR ROLL — Carter Frecker, Kayla Heckman, Kyle Kukelhan, Riley Nower and Zachary Macke. HONORABLE MENTION — Tyler James, Matthew Rabel, Emily Selking, Ethan Short,
Fifth Grade Awards
Seventh Grade Awards
HONOR ROLL — Carrington Bultemeier, Janae Butler, Natalie Dicke, Isabelle Friedt, Ryan Kleine, Davis Macke, Katie Melcher,
HONOR ROLL — Jorden DeBolt, Colton Gilbert, Allyson McBride, Landon Plumley, Rachel Ruble, Emily Scheumann and Madison Steiner. HONORABLE MENTION — Carissa Anderson, Jarrett Bailey, Halei Faurote, Travis Hockemeyer, Madison Johnson, Joe Marbach, Laura Rabel, Cloey Saalfrank, Alyssa Selking, Lucas Strickler and Hanna Walker.
TUESDAY, Nov. 12: TOPS Club, 10 a.m., Riverside Center. Operation Help food pantry for Decatur and Monroe residents, 1-3 p.m., Adams County Service Complex. Bring your own bags. Senior Citizens Play Cards, 1p.m., Riverside Center. St. Mark’s United Methodist Church food pantry, 5-6 p.m. Families may receive food once per month. SAFE in Adams County, 6-8 p.m., Decatur Library. Zion Lutheran Church, 1010 W. Monroe St., free dinner 6 p.m., Bible study group 6 :30 p.m. A.A., 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church. VFW Auxiliary, 7 p.m., VFW Post, Decatur.
  The next Midday Music is scheduled for 12 p.m. Nov. 14 at Decatur Public Library.   Featured in this month’s session is Angie Foreman who will play her favorite jazz tunes and oldies. Foreman took lessons with Jean Bowers and has been playing for more than 50 years. She currently plays keyboard as part of the Church of God worship team.   Originally from Decatur, Forman and her husband, Jim, have two sons. She has worked at the library for more than 20 years in children’s services.  All are invited to bring a brown bag lunch and listen to music. Save the dates for the next Midday Music sessions — Chester Longenberger, Dec. 10 and Karen Fouts, Dec. 17. For more information about Midday Music programs, contact APLSDecatur’s Adult Services Librarian Louise Wolpert at 724-2605.
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 750 N. 400 W, Adams County, Preble, will host a Bazaar featuring a cookie corner, frosted Christmas cookies, noodles, crafts and a luncheon from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 16.
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13: 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. Free meal, 5-6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 6th St. entrance. Celebrate Recovery, 6-7 p.m., small groups, 7-8 p.m., The Bridge Community Church. Adult Children of Alcoholics, a 12-step support program for those raised in alcoholic families, 7 p.m., The Bridge Community Church, 403 Winchester Rd. Women of the Moose officers, 7 p.m., Moose Home.
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Tardy Nanny Needs A Talking To
DEAR HARRIETTE: My son’s nanny is constantly late picking him up. We set the time specifically every day, and she doesn’t seem to think that being 15 to 30 minutes late is a big deal. We do. The other day, my son went on a field trip, and his nanny was the only one who was not at the school when the bus arrived. When I spoke to her about it, she brushed it off, saying that another mom took my son and got the kids ice cream while waiting for her to arrive. Really? I do not pay her to have other people pick up my son. How can I get her to be on time? I need her, and I need her to be punctual. -- Seeking Punctuality, Brooklyn, N.Y. DEAR SEEKING PUNCTUALITY: Have a face-to-face meeting with your nanny and discuss her lateness. Explain that you consider it very serious that she is regularly late. Note that it is good for her to have established a network of support with other nannies and moms, but that you do not expect her to have to use it. As with any other job, hers has a specific start time. Ask her what has been happening that has caused her lateness. Ask her if you can do anything to help her be prompt. Clarify that moving forward, you expect her to be on time. If ever there is a challenge or conflict, tell her you expect her to inform you ASAP. If she cannot change her ways, you may need to replace her. DEAR HARRIETTE: After reading your advice to “Guilty,” who was considering revealing her affair to her husband, I agree wholeheartedly with your advice. If she needs to unload the feeling of guilt, she should make an appointment with a counselor. I met a man who was divorced by his wife because he felt the need to tell her of an affair he had had a year earlier. The pain and grief that ensued after his admission was so great that he lost everything: his family, his home and his job (the affair was with his female boss). The company fired them both. Then he was diagnosed with cancer. He told me he felt that the turmoil and stress he had experienced had contributed to his cancer. If he had the choice to do it again, I am sure he would not have uttered a word. -- Think Twice, Chicago DEAR THINK TWICE: I realize that the question of whether to tell about a past affair in a marriage is wrought with mixed feelings for many people. On the one hand, there is the desire to be honest and forthright when you want the marriage to continue and to be healthy. On the other hand, there is the question of why you want to tell in the first place. If it is over and there are no children, no STDs and nothing keeping you and the other person connected, I believe that bringing it up actually aggravates a dead and buried situation. As occurred in your friend’s situation, life can unravel after the fact -- perhaps unnecessarily. Sometimes the need for forgiveness can be filled between you and your God.
and Family Services is now taking applications for the Christmas Crisis Program. Applications are available at the CFS office, 313 W. Jefferson St. Room 142. The agency will follow the 200 percent poverty guidelines. Families that are register or will reigster with other agencies for Christmas are not eligible for assistance from CFS. All families will need proof of income for last 90 days, proof of address, Social Security cards for everyone in the household and picture ID of parent(s). CFS will provide for families with children 12-years-old and younger.
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By Mark Turner
‘Bippity-Boppity Ball’ a prelude to Russia Ballet Co. appearance in VW
In conjunction with the Jan. 21, 2014 performance of the “Cinderella Ballet” by the State of Russia Theatre Ballet Co., the Niswonger Center for the Performing Arts will host a “Bippity-Boppity Ball” in the Center’s upper lobby, beginning at 5:30 p.m. the same evening. According to a press release from the center, “the evening will include a dinner catered by The Gourmet Gals, an opportunity to meet the Russian Ballet performers, capture a photograph with the dancers and take part in a mother/son, father/
White House attacked ... again
Every once in a while it seems that Hollywood gets more than one movie based on the same idea produced. Coincidence? Chances are but it always seems odd when they come out at nearly the same time. The good news happens when both movies are actually well made and enjoyable. The bad news is when the second doesn’t quite match up to the first. This is the case with “White House Down,” a movie that is quite enjoyable on it’s own but doesn’t quite compare to the earlier released “Olympus Has Fallen.” “White House Down” features Channing Tatum as John Cale, a D.C. policeman assigned to the protection of the Speaker of the House (Richard Jenkins). Divorced Cale is the typical absent father who is trying to get back in his daughters good graces. Not an easy task seeing as how she’s your typical pre-teen. When he tells her he has an interview to be a Secret Service agent working at the White House her attitude changes. She’s a political junkie, especially when it comes to the home of the President. Two other main characters come in to play about this time. Jamie Foxx is President Sawyer, determined to provide peace in the Middle East. He’s just announced plans to bring every single military person back from that location to do so, something that doesn’t sit well with the military industrial complex. The second person of interest is Secret Service agent Walker (James Woods). It’s his last few days and Walker is set to retire. But something doesn’t seem quite right with him. Cale’s interview doesn’t go near as well as he had planned, especially since the person in charge of hiring him is agent Finnerty (Maggie Gyllenhaal) an ex-flame of sorts from his college days. Knowing him for the goof that he was then as well as noting his penchant for not following orders (even though he’s a decorated war hero), she passes. Rather than let his daughter know, he instead takes her on a tour of the White House while they’re there. It’s at this time that a group of mercenaries explode a bomb at the Capitol, bringing down the famous dome. But this is just a distraction. Their real intent is to capture the White House and the President. For ransom or for some other nefarious reason? All is revealed as the film moves forward and as the traitor in the White House is revealed. Separated from his daughter since she went to use the rest room, Cale sets out to find her before harm can come to her. Along the way he rescues the president and sets up communication with the outside. His first priority is supposed to be Sawyer and for the most part he follows this. But his daughter takes precedence. Even the president agrees. A fight for the White House and control of the country follows in the building as well as outside. It isn’t until late into the film that the reason for this whole take over is brought out into the open and before that happens plenty of explosions and gunfire takes place. The good parts of the movie are the action sequences, all of which are well staged and set up. The acting is nothing outstanding but is well done. The bad parts are those that seem completely unreal. To think that removing all troops from the Middle East will result in peace is the first item on hand. The President choosing to run around the White House in Air Jordans (which leads to a joke) is another. And worst of all is the attempt to take something which should be a serious matter and trying to turn it into a buddy cop flick with lots of in jokes and offhand comments. It doesn’t work. “Olympus Has Fallen” took the material seriously and not only played at your patriotic heartstrings but got you involved in the story. You wanted to get the bad guys and reclaim the country. This film tends to take the Hollywood notion that right wing fanatics want to blow up the world and that just by being nice the world will become a better place. I’d say that’s a bit of a stretch of the imagination. The movie does offer a nice piece of entertainment but compared to the earlier film using the same backdrop it falls far short of being something worth watching several times. In the end it might be worth watching but maybe not owning. Past Digital Views reviews, other current reviews and more can be found online at
daughter waltz,” all before the Cinderella performance at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the ballet are available online at or through the box office at 419-2386722. Those wishing to attend the “Bippity-Boppity Ball” must also have tickets for the Cinderella Ballet performance. The cost of tickets for the BippityBoppity Ball are $15 for adults and $10 for children. Tickets went on sale this week. Seating for the preevent is limited to the first 80 ticket purchasers.
Crestview High School to present ‘Annie’
CONVOY, Ohio — Ticket sales for Crestview High School’s presentation of the musical “Annie” are now under way in the high school office. Reserved seating is $6 and show dates are November 15-16, starting at 7:30 p.m. “Annie” is a classic musical based on Harold Gray’s comic strip “Little Orphan Annie.” The story revolves around a spunky orphan who is placed in the lap of luxury for a week as part of a publicity campaign for wealthy Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks. However, Annie’s stay turns out to be much more than anyone had bargained for, as she works her way into everyone’s hearts and learns a few things for herself.
‘Just in the Nick of Time’ performance set
The cast for the Off Stage Productions upcoming Christmas presentation of “Just in the Nick of Time” has been selected, according to a press release from the Van Wert, Ohio-based theater group. The cast will consist of 47 local children, teenagers and adults with a range of experience levels. A synopsis of the play explains that Christmas is coming, but Santa Claus is missing. Soon, the citizens of the North Pole
begin losing their color and holiday spirit, and it’s up to Red Mistletoe to get some answers, rescue Santa and save Christmas. The performance will be presented at the Marsh Foundation Theater auditorium, 1229 Lincoln Highway, Van Wert. Dates and times are Dec. 6-7 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. Tickets, priced at $7 for adults and $3 for children, will be available at the door.
Inaugural VonnegutFest slated in Indianapolis

 The first-ever VonnegutFest, hosted by the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library, will be held Saturday in venues in and near downtown Indianapolis.

 VonnegutFest is a citywide celebration of the power of the arts and humanities, organizers said. Created in honor of legendary author Kurt Vonnegut in his hometown, VonnegutFest educates the public about the author’s contributions to literature, humor, art and social consciousness, and explores how military veterans (like Vonnegut) use the arts
and humanities to safely share their experiences with others while healing through the creative process.

 “We intend for this festive and thought-provoking event to become an annual celebration on or around Kurt Vonnegut’s birthday, Nov. 11, which is also Veterans Day,” said Julia Whitehead, director of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library, the only facility in the world dedicated to the author of Slaughterhouse-Five, Breakfast of Champions and more than a dozen other works.

SOUTH ADAMS FOOTBALL 2013—Front row (L-R): man. Hannah Taing, Matt Nussbaum, Collin Affolder, Andrew Beachey, Jayden Dull, Corbin Blomeke, Drew LeFever, Isaiah Amstutz, Boaz Marbach, Nic Myers, man. Mallory Hough. Second: Kody Coates, Skylar Schoch, Brandon Dailey, Klayton Hinshaw, Logan Stoner, Alex Armenta, Chris Beitler, Josh Lahr, Jordan Heckler, Blade Zeitvogel. Third: Cal Clouser, Dalton Hall, Peter Amstutz, Just Moeller, Jared Stout, Conner Sealscott, Brock Twitty, Corey Blossom, Derek Wanner, Sam Stuber. Top row: coaches Lack Taing, Toby Sprunger, Rod Mosser, Grant Moser, Jeff Lehman, Dustin Cressman, Mike Stimpson, and head coach Rick Burkhalter. (Photo by Jim Hopkins)
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By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — A leadership vacuum may have contributed to the troubled relationship between Miami Dolphins offensive linemen Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito, which has left both players sidelined and the team in turmoil. The ongoing saga has raised questions about whether coach Joe Philbin and his staff were negligent in allowing issues between Martin and Incognito to fester. Current and explayers around the NFL say the situation reflects a lack of leadership because teammates of Martin and Incognito didn’t intervene. NFL officials are trying to determine who knew what when, and whether Incognito harassed or bullied Martin. A secondyear tackle from Stanford, Martin left the team last week and is with his family in California to undergo counseling for emotional issues. Incognito has been suspended indefinitely. A senior partner in a New York law firm with experience in sports cases was appointed Wednesday by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to investigate possible misconduct in the Dolphins’ workplace and prepare a report that will be made public. ‘‘If the review reveals anything that needs to be corrected, we will take all necessary measures to fix it,’’ Philbin said. The team built by Philbin and general manager Jeff Ireland has undergone heavy ros- EASTERN CONFERENCE ter turnover after losing Atlantic Division W L Pct GB records each of the past Philadelphia 3 2 .600 — 2 2 .500 1/2 four years. Of the 53 play- Brooklyn 2 3 .400 1 ers on the squad, 20 are Toronto New York 1 3 .250 1 1/2 new to Miami this sea- Boston 1 4 .200 2 Southeast Division son. W L Pct GB ‘‘That’s the one thing Miami 3 2 .600 — Charlotte 3 2 .600 — I’ve heard from every sinOrlando 3 2 .600 — gle former player ... there’s Atlanta 2 2 .500 1/2 1 3 .250 1 1/2 a lack of leadership,’’ said Washington Division Jimmy Cefalo, a former Central W L Pct GB Dolphins receiver and Indiana 5 0 1.000 — 2 2 .500 2 1/2 now their play-by-play Milwaukee Detroit 2 2 .500 2 1/2 announcer. ‘‘They might Cleveland 2 3 .400 3 1 3 .250 3 1/2 step in with Richie and Chicago WESTERN CONFERENCE say, ‘Look, this has got to Southwest Division W L Pct GB change.’’’ San Antonio 4 1 .800 — The Dolphins’ oldest Houston 4 1 .800 — Dallas 3 2 .600 1 player, 34-year-old John New Orleans 2 3 .400 2 Denney, is a long snapper Memphis 2 3 .400 2 who sees little action. The Northwest Division W L Pct GB second-oldest, 34-year- Oklahoma City 3 1 .750 — old Bryant McKinnie, has Minnesota 3 2 .600 1/2 2 2 .500 1 been with the team less Portland Denver 0 3 .000 2 1/2 than three weeks. The Utah 0 5 .000 3 1/2 third-oldest, 31-year-old Pacific Division W L Pct GB Tyson Clabo, joined the Golden State 4 1 .800 — L.A. Clippers 3 2 .600 1 Dolphins this year. 3 2 .600 1 In 2012 the team’s Phoenix L.A. Lakers 2 3 .400 2 player leadership coun- Sacramento 1 3 .250 2 1/2 cil included Reggie Bush, ——— Karlos Dansby and Jake Tuesday’s Games Miami 104, Toronto 95 Long, all of whom left Brooklyn 104, Utah 88 after last season. Their Indiana 99, Detroit 91 Charlotte 102, New York 97 replacements were sec- Phoenix 104, New Orleans 98 ond-year quarterback Dallas 123, L.A. Lakers 104 San Antonio 102, Denver 94 Ryan Tannehill, newcom- Houston 116, Portland 101 er Dannell Ellerbe — and Atlanta 105, Sacramento 100 Incognito. Wednesday’s Games Orlando 98, L.A. Clippers 90 Incognito’s harassment Washington 116, Philadelphia 102 of Martin included text Indiana 97, Chicago 80 Charlotte 92, Toronto 90 messages that were rac- Boston 97, Utah 87 ist and threatening, two Golden State 106, Minnesota 93 people familiar with the situation have told The Associated Press. The people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the Dolphins and NFL haven’t disclosed the nature of the misconduct By ANDREW SELIGMAN that led to Incognito’s AP Sports Writer suspension. CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are set to hire San Diego Padres bench coach Rick Renteria as their manager, a person familiar with the situation added 11 points and told The Associated Press Gerald Green and Miles on Wednesday. Plumlee each had 15. The person spoke on Plumlee’s reverse layup the condition of anonymity gave Phoenix a 96-95 lead because the hiring has not with 1 minute remaining. been announced. The team The Suns had an opportu- was expected to make it nity to extend the lead fol- official on Thursday. lowing a miss by Duncan, The move ends a long but Manu Ginobili drew a search that began with the charge on Danny Green. last-place Cubs targeting CELTICS 97, JAZZ 87 New York Yankees man BOSTON (AP) — ager Joe Girardi, only to Brandon Bass scored 20 be denied a shot when he points and Jeff Green decided to stay put. added 18 to send Boston Instead, the Cubs are past Utah for its first win hoping Renteria can help of the season. develop their young play The game reunited new ers and lead them to their Celtics coach Brad Stevens first championship since with Gordon Hayward, 1908. He replaces Dale the Butler star who took Sveum, who was fired after the Bulldogs to the NCAA two seasons. championship game The Cubs went 66-96 against Duke. Hayward this season and finished had 28 points and nine at the bottom of the NL rebounds for Utah (0-5), Central. one of the last two winless A former major league teams in the NBA this sea- infielder, Renteria spent son. the past six years on the The attendance of Padres’ staff and had been 17,130 was about 1,500 their bench coach since fans short of a sellout, 2011. Before that, he ending a streak of 289 coached and managed in games dating to the end of the San Diego and Florida the 2006-07 season. Marlins organizations.
National Basketball Association By The Associated Press ilwaukee 109, Cleveland 104 M New Orleans 99, Memphis 84 San Antonio 99, Phoenix 96 Oklahoma City 107, Dallas 93 Thursday’s Games L.A. Clippers at Miami, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Denver, 9 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Houston, 9:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Boston at Orlando, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Toronto at Indiana, 7 p.m. Brooklyn at Washington, 7 p.m. New York at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Utah at Chicago, 8 p.m. Dallas at Minnesota, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Golden State at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Denver at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Sacramento at Portland, 10 p.m. GP W L OT Pts GF GA Colorado 14 12 2 0 24 46 25 Chicago 16 10 2 4 24 56 43 Minnesota 16 9 4 3 21 43 35 St. Louis 13 9 2 2 20 47 31 Nashville 15 8 5 2 18 37 44 Dallas 15 7 6 2 16 40 44 Winnipeg 17 6 9 2 14 40 51 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 17 13 3 1 27 57 42 San Jose 15 10 1 4 24 57 32 Phoenix 17 11 4 2 24 56 53 Vancouver 17 10 5 2 22 48 44 Los Angeles 15 9 6 0 18 43 40 Calgary 15 6 7 2 14 43 54 Edmonton 16 4 10 2 10 40 62 OTE: Two points for a win, one N point for overtime loss. Tuesday’s Games Dallas 3, Boston 2, SO St. Louis 3, Montreal 2, SO Phoenix 3, Vancouver 2, SO Buffalo 5, San Jose 4, SO Washington 6, N.Y. Islanders 2 Ottawa 4, Columbus 1 Edmonton 4, Florida 3, OT Carolina 2, Philadelphia 1, OT Minnesota 5, Calgary 1 Wednesday’s Games N.Y. Rangers 5, Pittsburgh 1 Chicago 4, Winnipeg 1 Nashville 6, Colorado 4 Anaheim 5, Phoenix 2 Thursday’s Games Florida at Boston, 7 p.m. Montreal at Ottawa, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Washington, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Carolina, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Columbus, 7 p.m. Dallas at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Edmonton at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Calgary at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Buffalo at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Vancouver at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Friday’s Games ew Jersey at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. N Nashville at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. Calgary at Colorado, 9 p.m. Buffalo at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Wednesday’s Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL American League DETROIT TIGERS — Named Jeff Jones pitching coach and Dave Clark third base coach and outfield instructor. TAMPA BAY RAYS — Agreed to terms with OF David DeJesus on a two-year contract. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA — Fined Milwaukee F Caron Butler $15,000 for making an obscene gesture during a Nov. 1 game at Boston. FOOTBALL National Football League DALLAS COWBOYS — Signed DT Everett Dawkins. Signed G Phillipkeith Manley and DE Hall Davis to the practice squad. GREEN BAY PACKERS — Signed QB Scott Tolzien from the practice squad. Signed WR Alex Gillett to the practice squad. HOUSTON TEXANS — Named Wade Phillips interim coach. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — Placed LB Jonathan Vilma on the injured reserve list. PITTSBURGH STEELERS — Placed LB Sean Spence on the injured reserve list. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Released WR Josh Lenz from the practice squad. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Claimed S Bradley McDougald off waivers from Kansas City. Placed RB Jeff Demps on the injured reserve list.
National Hockey League By The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 14 10 4 0 20 47 35 Toronto 15 10 5 0 20 48 36 Detroit 16 9 5 2 20 40 41 Boston 14 8 5 1 17 38 28 Montreal 16 8 7 1 17 43 34 Ottawa 15 5 6 4 14 46 48 Florida 15 3 8 4 10 31 53 Buffalo 17 3 13 1 7 31 53 Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 16 11 5 0 22 49 38 Washington 15 8 7 0 16 50 42 N.Y. Islanders 15 6 6 3 15 47 50 N.Y. Rangers 15 7 8 0 14 31 41 Carolina 15 5 7 3 13 29 45 Columbus 14 5 9 0 10 34 40 New Jersey 14 3 7 4 10 26 42 Philadelphia 14 4 9 1 9 22 39 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division
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THUNDER 107, MAVERICKS 93 OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant had 23 points and 10 assists, Russell Westbrook scored 22 points and Oklahoma City pulled away in the second half to beat Dallas. Serge Ibaka added 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Thunder (3-1), who won their second straight game following Westbrook’s return from two offseason knee surgeries. Jeremy Lamb added 13 points for Oklahoma City, which has won 11 straight games against the Mavericks, including the playoffs. The last loss for the Thunder against Dallas was on Jan. 2, 2012. Monta Ellis led the Mavericks (3-2), who were playing their second game in two nights, with 20 points. Jae Crowder and Shawn Marion added 17 each, while Dirk Nowitzki finished with 16. SPURS 99, SUNS 96 SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tony Parker scored 15 of the Spurs’ final 16 points and San Antonio withstood a hectic finish to beat Phoenix. Parker scored 20 overall, Danny Green had 19 points, Tim Duncan added 17 points and Boris Diaw 11 points for San Antonio (4-1). Markieff Morris tied a career high with 23 points and also had 11 rebounds for Phoenix (3-2). Morris’ twin brother, Marcus,
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Pacers enjoy best NBA start at 5-0
By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana is off to the perfect start. After spending the offseason and preseason talking openly about challenging Miami for the Eastern Conference title, the Pacers have backed their words with results. They’ve been unbeatable. On Wednesday, against their fiercest Central Division rival, Indiana spent 3 1/2 quarters trading jabs with Derrick Rose and the Bulls before using a 12-2 fourth-quarter run to break open the game and eventually pull away for a 97-80 victory — their second in two nights, their most lopsided this season and their fifth straight to remain the NBA’s last unbeaten team. ‘‘We’re deep and we have a lot of guys who contribute and make plays,’’ forward David West said after finishing with 17 points and 13 rebounds, both season-highs. So far, there’s been little to quibble with. At 5-0, the Pacers are off to their best start since 1971-72 when they were an ABA contender. They can match the franchise’s best start ever with a win Friday night at home against Toronto. Paul George came into the game ranked No. 2 in the league in scoring and finished with 21 points and six rebounds. West and Roy Hibbert have provided the inside muscle. Lance Stephenson has been surprisingly strong through the first five games, and the scariest part is that the Pacers aren’t even at full strength yet. Starting point guard George Hill missed his third straight game with a sore left hip and former All-Star Danny Granger hasn’t played at all because of a strained left calf. But even without two key contributors, Indiana has looked incredibly strong, thanks in large part to a revamped bench that came up big again Wednesday night. Newcomers Luis Scola and Donald Sloan teamed up with Stephenson to score 22 of Indiana’s 34 fourth-quarter points, including all of the points in the decisive 12-2 spurt. That’s just how Larry Bird drew it up. Stephenson finished with 15 points, 12 in the fourth-quarter. Sloan had nine and Scola had 12. The key will be holding that lead. Indiana is in the midst of a five-games-inseven-days stretch that has already taken them to Detroit before coming home for games with the Bulls and Raptors. On Saturday, they head to Brooklyn, then come home Monday to face Memphis. Chicago, meanwhile, is already fighting an uphill battle. The Bulls (1-3) are now 3 1/2 games behind in the standings and down a game in the crucial head-tohead series between the last two Central Division champs.
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By DYLAN MALONE It’s not an easy question to answer, really. I know first-hand from my college days that there is an inescapable trait most men have to “razz” each other. Most of the time it’s not meant to cause serious psychological harm to the other parties involved but the other side of the coin is that sometimes it’s more harmful than we think. Richie Incognito of the Miami Dolphins has been in the public spotlight for the last few days and the story, like most media releases these days, appears to have been off-base from it’s original tone. Apparently, for those who are oblivious to the story to this point, the Dolphins’ lineman had sent some nasty texts to a teammate recently and the action forced the other player to dismiss himself from practice on day siting “emotional reasons” for leaving. That was the original report. Then came the news that potentially it was members of the coaching staff who came forward telling Incognito to “push” felllow lineman Jonathon Martin for being too soft. Hearing that reminds me of a scenario out of “A Few Good Men.” In remembering that film I seem to recall that all the way at the top, it was Jack Nicholson’s character who paid the piper at the end for the hazing that caused the death of a soldier. While this example is not quite as extreme, it is disturbing to hear nonetheless. Putting it into perspective, these are grown men. Unless you’re a punter, being anything under 225 pounds is a rarity in the NFL and even some of the kickers would be good to have in a brawl. In schools we have been campaigning to stop bullying and the violence that it leads to and this issue only adds to what our kids see on television is the “right way to treat weaker teammates” on the football field. Just the other day at the Bellmont/Concordia football game I witnessed a Cadet wide receiver throw his hands in the air in the direction of the outside official because he did not get a pass interference call. I saw the play. It was pass the NFL. PREPARING FOR THE KNIGHTS—South Adams, the only county team still alive in football sectional play, At the high school level it was a clean play. Believe will compete for a title tomorrow at Southwood. Above, Brandon Dailey (#55) tackles a Leo player with me when I say that our kids are watching. Too closely Isaiah Amstutz (#28) ready for the assist. (Photo by Kalvin Fiechter) perhaps. So here we are with this Incognito business. According to teammates, the player was a great locker room leader and an awesome teammate to have on the ATIOnAL SPORTS BRIEFS squad. I’m sure Martin would beg to differ. In a sport like football, being tough seems to be an PRO FOOTBALL important aspect of the game and I can see how haz HOUSTON (AP) — Texans defensive coordinator By DYLAN MALONE ing rookies or younger players can have a place in that Wade Phillips will take over as Houston’s interim environment with an appropriate flavor. head coach and try to help the team end a six Some rookies have to carry the team bags off the game skid with Gary Kubiak out indefinitely after bus or planes. Sometimes they have to foot the bill at suffering a mini-stroke this weekend dinner. It happens. Remember before you shed a tear It’s a familiar position for Phillips, a 30-plusthat they’re making millions to play a game. year NFL coaching veteran, who was last a head Having said that, there is a lot to be mentioned for coach in Dallas and has twice served as an interim going too far. There can be several examples when An important public meeting in regards to head coach in the league. The first time came in a hazing can get personal, which is what the Miami the newly formed merger between the Decatur 1985 when his father Bum Phillips stepped down Dolphins incident appears to be. with the Saints, the second was in 2003 when and Monmouth Baseball Leagues will be held at I feel as a member of the media I can say this: we Bellmont Middle School on Tuesday, November 12 Dan Reeves resigned as Atlanta’s coach with three interfere too much to get a story. games left. at 7 p.m. Sports media, particularly ESPN, go out of their OLYMPICS After hours of debating and discussion, the way to make something out of nothing sometimes. I MOSCOW (AP) — A rocket carrying the Olympic merger is now official and a steering committee remember the last Super Bowl when talks that the has been put into place to effectively and efficient- flame successfully blasted off from earth ahead of Harbaugh brothers were not on speaking terms was a the Sochi 2014 Winter Games. ly combine both youth leagues into one. hot story. Who cares?!? NASA Live TV showed the rocket, emblazoned Officials are inviting parents of both former All that to say that this Dolphins thing should have leagues to the meeting next Tuesday to discuss with the pale blue Sochi 2014 logo, launching been dealt with in-house. I’m not even sure that there how they can be involved in the coming year, from the Russian-operated Baikonur cosmodrome is a story here. When a kid gets picked on in a school on a clear morning in Kazakhstan. nominations for officers of the league, the election bus it doesn’t get plastered on the front page, the bus The torch will make its way to the International process, and also to learn how the new league will driver takes care of it (usually) right then and there. Space Station before being taken into space itself be run. Coach Joe Philbin should have control of his locker In order for the youth league to run as it is — making it the Olympic flame’s first spacewalk in room. Even more so, the other players in the Miami history. intended it will be important for parents and uniforms should step in and take a leadership role to volunteers to get involved. All interested parties BASEBALL squelch this incident before it became national head CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are set to should consider attending. lines. hire San Diego Padres bench coach Rick Renteria Bullying should never have a place in our society as their manager, a person familiar with the situbut the sad truth is that it is around everywhere. ation told The Associated Press. While definitely not condoning the action, the appro The person spoke on the condition of anonymity priate response for parents in this situation is to use The Decatur Force will hold tryouts for high because the hiring has not been announced. The the Dolphins’ story as fodder for a lesson in how to school players or any girl who is at least 15 years team was expected to make it official on Thursday. cope in those situations. NEW YORK (AP) — World Series MVP David old by September 1, 2014. I feel at times we may be sheltering kids too much. Ortiz won his sixth Silver Slugger award as the top There will be two days to tryout, both on No, kids should not go picking a fight with a bully Sundays, November 3 and 10 at St. Joseph designated hitter in voting by major league manto prove a point but allowing these things to happen School. Tryout times, forms, and additional infor- agers and coaches. unchecked only opens the door for other “life bullies” Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano, mation are posted on the club’s website at www. to step all over these kids when they grow up. Detroit third baseman Miguel Cabrera and This is a matter of self worth for most parents. For any questions, please call or text Debbie Minnesota catcher Joe Mauer each were selected When kids feel they are important in this life they will Baker at 260-223-2125 or Julie Luginbill at 260- for the fifth time. do what they can to stand up for themselves, espe223-0990. cially later in life. Encourage them!
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