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Democrat
May 20, 2014
IN BRIEF
Industrial park
in Ossian gets
rail line boost
Linder Oil Co. on
Monday announced a
$350,000 expansion in
Ossian to design and
install a new rail spur
that will connect the
Northfolk & Southern
rail line with the Ossian
Industrial Park.
The purpose of the
spur, according to company officials, is to allow
Linder Oil Co. to import,
mix and export bulk
shipments of blended
oils designed specially
for the needs of their
clients.
According to Tim
Ehlerding, Wells County
economic
development director, the Wells
County commissioners
and the town of Ossian
will partner with Linder
Oil to install a connection to the Linder Oil
line that will provide rail
service to the remaining
110 acres of industrial
park property. The total
financial commitment by
the commissioners and
the town will not exceed
$37,000, with funds
coming from the two
public entities’ County
Economic Development
Income Tax funds.
Construction is to take
place this summer.
Decatur seeks
sanitation
job applicants
Jeremy Gilbert, operations manager for the
City of Decatur, reports
the city has a full time
job opening for a sanitation
collector/substitute driver. The full
time position requires
the employee to ride the
back of garbage truck
collecting trash and to
also fill in for the fulltime driver during timeoff.
Job skills necessary
include the ability to
work in hot and cold
temperatures, the ability to lift a minimum of
50 pounds, the ability
to follow directions and
the ability to learn all
collection routes.
A class B CDL is
preferred. Applicants
who do not have a CDL
license must obtain one
prior to the end of the
six-month
probation
period.
 Applications may be
picked up at the Decatur
Street Department. 809
W. Elm St., Decatur.  All
applications must be
returned to the street
department by 4 p.m.
May 27.
Braves knock
off NHC foe
Columbia City
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Brune to county: Use current jail site
By MIKE LAMM
Another week, another opponent.
Decatur resident Jason Brune
appeared before the Adams
County Commissioners Monday
afternoon with an information
packet he had assembled in an
attempt to dissuade county officials from the concept of locating
the proposed jail/superior court
complex in the downtown area.
Noting he is “interested in
downtown and the future of our
city,” Brune presented commissioners with three full pages
of documentation, along with
three pages of images, support-
ing his contention the structure
the county proposes will fit on
the site of the current jail. The
concept eliminates the need
to purchase and develop new
property along 1st Street south
of Madison Street as has been
advanced by commissioners and
county council.
Brune, who along with his
mother Jean Porter Brune prepared his presentation information, made a request of commissioners, urging them to “change
the decision-making process.
We’re asking you to take a step
back and listen to the public. It’s
a disservice to the community
to continue on this path,” Brune
stated.
He inferred that while commissioners have been elected
and “have the consent of the
governed,” a decision to locate
the jail/superior court downtown does not “represent our
best interest or the will of the
people,” Brune commented. “It
would have been better to have
the discussions and public input
first,” rather than after alternative locations had already been
systematically eliminated.
According to Brune, Wells
County currently has a jail
See JAIL, Page 3
“We implore county officials to reconsider the
feasibility of locating both
the jail and the superior
court on the present jail
property, thus saving
funds in the acquisition/
demolition phase while
preserving the goals of the
Decatur Comprehensive
Plan as it relates to downtown and riverfront development. It’s just a bad
move for downtown.”
— Jason Brune
Pay hikes for 2
parks and rec
employees ok’d
SPRING TRAINING — After a week of cold, wet weather, Monday’s temperatures were more conducive to spring activities. Youth baseball teams took to
the diamond to practice for the upcoming seasons, including these two young
hardballers spotted at Hanna-Nuttman Park.
Photo by J Swygart
Grant money for new Geneva park?
By MIKE LAMM
Jeremy Gilbert, operations manager for the city of Decatur and Adams
County parks superintendent, informed
members of the Adams County Council
last week “there is a grant opportunity
along the Wabash River to construct a
new Fields Park” north of Geneva and
to extend a bike trail along the Wabash
River from Geneva to the Ceylon covered bridge.
He did not specify which state or
federal agency was offering the grant.
Gilber said discussions with Ryan
Noblett, director of the Adams County
Soil Conservation Service, have revealed
the potential availability of a grant,
with a maximum limit of $200,000.
The grant would be an 80-20 percent
match, with the grant covering up to
80 percent of expenses of constructing the new park and the remaining
20 percent coming from the sale of the
original Fields Park property to Red
Gold several months ago.
Although Gilbert indicated he did
not “have all the particulars” at this
time, but said the grant would allow
us “to tie the whole area together” if
approved.
Data Processing Director Landon
Patterson appeared before council
“as a heads up” to inform them he
has been in discussions with Adams
County Surveyor Paul Norr, who will be
proposing software upgrades costing in
the neighborhood of $150,000 to place
and locate cornerstone survey markers.
Patterson said the possibilities now
exist of locating survey markers within a centimeter of their exact location through the use of a Geographic
Information System. “How accurate
do you want our records to be?”
See GENEVA, Page 3
By MIKE LAMM
Jeremy
Gilbert,
operations
manager
for the city of Decatur
and
Adams
County
parks superintendent,
appeared before Adams
County Council last
week to request increases in pay for two of his
staff members and to
inform councilors of the
availability of a grant
which may provide additional funding for the
reconstruction of Fields
Park north of Geneva.
Initially,
Gilbert
asked councilors to
consider
increasing
the pay of the Office
Manager Colette Hurst
and personal trainer Ann Munson, who
works out of the fitness
center in the Service
Complex.
According
to Gilbert, Hurst currently makes $8.67 per
hour, while Munson is
paid $8.50 per hour.
Gilbert requested the
pay of both employees
be increased to $10 per
hour.
Councilor
Stan
Stoppenhagen asked,
“Why
now?”
Noting
both women are part
time
employees,
Stoppenhagen indicated
raises are normally proposed at the beginning
of a budgetary cycle,
and wondered aloud if
waiting until the end
of the year to consider
the increases might be
more equitable to other
county employees.
Gilbert indicated both
employees have received
certification as athletic
trainers, paying for the
classes and documentation from their own
pockets. He felt the
increase was “a fair recommendation” considering the employee’s additional education and
responsibilities.
According to Gilbert,
both women work “as
many as 12 hours on
some days, and then, at
times, are off for two or
three weeks in a row.”
He informed councilors
both employees have
received CPR certification, as well as their
certification as trainers
and nutritionists.
Councilor
T ony
Mellencamp responded
his understanding of the
wage increase threshold
to be: “If the request does
not come at budget time
but is justified, we will
approve the increase.”
Both
Councilors
DuWayne Herman and
Stoppenhagen
noted
their support of the proposed increase, “due to
new certification and
new responsibilities.”
Councilor Eric Orr
made the official proposal to increase the
pay of both women to
$10 per hour, pointing out the proposal
not only reflected an
increase in wage but a
change in responsibility
and the addition of certification. The motion
was approved unanimously.
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Decatur Daily Democrat
Moose membership drive
BMV closed for
Memorial Day
‘Wildlife Safari’ planned
at Loblolly marsh May 31
Indiana
Bureau
of
Motor
Vehicles
Commissioner
Don
Snemis has announced
that all BMV license
branches will be closed
Saturday
through
Monday in observance of
the federal Memorial Day
holiday.
All
branches
will
resume their regularly scheduled business
hours May 27.
Limberlost
State
Historic Site in Geneva
will host a “Wildflower
Safari” from 10 a.m. until
noon May 31 at Loblolly
Marsh Nature Preserve.
Participants will have
the opportunity to join a
Limberlost naturalist for
a leisurely stroll along the
Loblolly trails to discover
what spring wildflowers
and plants are growing,
how man and animal
have put these plants
to use and which plants
have been introduced and
which are native — and
which might be harmful
or even deadly.
“Come join us on safari
in the wilds of Loblolly,”
said Curt Burnette,
Limberlost
naturalist
and program developer.
“You’ll see a plant used
by pioneers and Native
Americans to dye clothing and the plant used
to put Socrates to death,
among many others.”
Berne swimming
pool opens for the
season Saturday
The Berne community
swimming pool will open
for the season May 24,
according to a spokesperson for the pool board.
Hours of operation will
be 12-8 p.m. Mondays,
Tuesdays,
Thursdays
and Fridays; 12-5 p.m.
Wednesdays; 12-7 p.m.
Saturdays and 1-5 p.m.
Sundays.
The cost for a season
pass is $125 for a family pass and $80 for a
single pass. Daily admission prices are $3.50 for
adults and $3 for youths
12 and under.
Wednesday
is
$1
admission for all ages.
Senior carry-in June 2 at Salamonie
Berne BPW will
meet Wednesday
The Berne Board of
Public Works and Safety
will meet at 8 a.m.
Wednesday at the City
Hall building, 158 W.
Franklin St.
Items on the agenda
include a fiber optics city
easement request, Berne
City Pool roof and bathhouse repair, Lehman
Park pavilion roof, street
paving and crack and
seal list, a compensation
plan presentation with
Hoosier S.T.A.R.T. and
unsafe building updates.
The Loblolly Marsh
Nature Preserve is one
of the Limberlost Nature
Preserves. The approximately
1.700
acres
contained within these
restored wetlands are
part of the ongoing effort
to preserve a portion of
the Limberlost Swamp
made famous by local
author Gene StrattonPorter, who lived and
wrote in the Limberlost
Cabin in Geneva from
1895 to 1913.
The price of admission is $3 per person.
Participants should meet
at the Loblolly Marsh
parking lot, located in
Jay County went of
Bryant on S.R. 18 on to
County Road 250W.
The Berne Garden
Club is sponsoring this
event. For more information on the event, contact
Burnette at 368-7428 or
cburnette@indianamuseum.org.
Bob Reidenbach, administrator of Adams Moose Lodge No. 1311 in Decatur,
was one of the speakers during Sunday’s open house, held to celebrate the
100th anniversary of the local lodge. Reidenbach said membership in the local
fraternal organization has lagged in recent years and urged area residents to
consider joining the organization and becoming part of the charitable efforts in
which the Moose participates.
Photo by J Swygart
Area
residents
aged 50 and older are
invited to the monthly
Senior Monday carryin luncheon, June 2 at
Salamonie Interpretive
Center, Lost Bridge West
State Recreation Area,
Andrews.
The event starts at
noon. After the meal,
Wade Tharp, an archeologist with the DNR Division
of Historic Preservation
and Archeology, will
present “Archeology in
Your Community.”
Attendees
should
bring their table service,
a prepared dish to share
and $1 donation to help
defray costs of the provided main dish.
  To register, or for more
information, call Upper
Wabash
Interpretive
Services at 468-2127.
Upper
Wabash
Interpretive Services (dnr.
TROYER’S Berne, Indiana
MARKET
891 W. 300 S.
IN.gov/uwis) is at 3691
S. New Holland Road,
Andrews, 46702.
Kids and critters
Kids can find cool critters and get muddy at
Salamonie Lake’s “Dig-IN
to the Pond!” event June
14.
Participants should
meet at the interpretive center at 9:30 a.m.
and wear play clothes.
The event is sponsored by Upper Wabash
Interpretive
Services
and will take place at
one of the ponds on the
Salamonie Lake property.
Registration is requested. For more information or to register, call
468-2127. For additional information, call
Teresa Rody at 468-2127
or email to TRody@dnr.
in.gov
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Obituaries
Tue
John D. Black, 69, Decatur, died Sunday, May 18,
2014, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
Surviving are two daughters, Jodi (Kevin) Cook
of Monroe and Chris (Gary) Cearns of Decatur; a
brother, Terry (Darlene) Black of Decatur; five grandchildren, Crystal (Aaron) Harvey, Laura Cook, Sarah
Cearns, Shalynn Cearns and Cody Cearns; three
great-grandchildren, Anabelle and Parker Harvey
and Jaxson Case; and his companion, Edith “Babe”
Wheeler of Decatur.
Per John’s request, no funeral services will be
held.
Friends will be received from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at
Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.
Abe R. Yoder, 64, Geneva, died Sunday, May 18,
2014.
Survivors are his wife, Rosie A. (Schwartz) Yoder;
three daughters, Emma (Amos C.) Schwartz of
Monroe, Rosie (William) Schwartz of Portland, and
Elizabeth (Melvin) Eicher of Carlisle, Ky.; three sons,
Truman (Caroline) Yoder, of Carlisle; Joe (Mary) Yoder
and Abe (Edith) Yoder, both of Geneva; two brothers,
Mervin (Elizabeth) Yoder of Kentucky and Wilson
(Elizabeth) Yoder of Berne;  four sisters, Elizabeth
(Neil) Troyer of Geneva, Emma (Emanuel) Wickey of
Kentucky, Ida (Elmer) Schwartz of Monroe and Edna
Schwartz of Florida; and 51 grandchildren. 
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday
at the Yoder residence, with Bishop Benjamin C.
Eicher officiating. 
Burial will follow in the Blue Creek Cemetery in
rural Adams County. 
  Visitation will be held from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday
at the Yoder residence, 9411S 600E, Geneva. 
Arrangements are being handled by Downing and
Glancy Funeral Home in Geneva.
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Partly
cloudy.
Highs in the
low 80s and
lows in the
low 60s.
80/52
Scattered
thunderstorms. Highs
in the low
80s and lows
in the low
50s.
Fri
Sat
5/23
5/24
68/48
70/49
More sun
than clouds.
Highs in the
upper 60s
and lows in
the upper
40s.
Partly
cloudy.
Highs in the
low 70s and
lows in the
upper 40s.
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Precip
7 a.m.
Degree days
River
71
42
0
60
8
6.03 ft.
From Decatur weather station
NEEDS A HOME — This approximately 6-monthold male mixed breed puppy is now available for
adoption at the Adams County Animal Shelter, 2168
S. CR 300 E. For information call 692–6819, or visit
Monday–Friday 8–10 a.m. and 4–6 p.m.
Photo provided
Ray Feaster
Ray Feaster, 93, Geneva, died Sunday, May 18,
2014, at Swiss Village Retirement Center in Berne. 
Survivors include his wife, Eunice (Wilson) Feaster
of Berne; two daughters, Leota (Doug) David and
Janice Wolford, both of Geneva; a son, Alfred (Linda)
Feaster Jr. of Berne; nine grandchildren; 18 greatgrandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. May 28,
at Downing and Glancy Funeral Home, 100 N.
Washington St., Gevena, with Wayne Steury officiating.
Internment will follow in Riverside Cemetery,
Geneva.
Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday,
May 21, at the funeral home.
Michael J. Magsamen
Michael J. Magsamen, 62, Decatur, died Sunday.
Arrangements pending at Haggard-Sefton and
Hirschy Funeral Home.
Blotter
bond.
Karrie M. Carpenter,
44, S. 11th Street,
Decatur,
and
Keith
R. Thomas were both
cited on warrants for
possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.
Both were booked and
released under their
own recognizance.
Joseph M. Johnson,
III, 38, N. 2nd Street,
Decatur, was detained
by the Indiana State
Police on two counts of
criminal trespass and
one count of making
a false statement. He
posted a $200 cash and
$7,500 surety bond for
his release from custody.
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Abe R. Yoder
Rural mishaps
Two accidents were
investigated
Monday
by the Adams County
Sheriff’s Department.
At 5:54 a.m., Mark
L. Juengel, 36, rural
Decatur, was eastbound
on C.R. 900N near C.R.
100E when two deer
ran onto the roadway
from the south. Juengel
missed one of the animals but was unable to
avoid the second one
and that deer was killed
upon impact. Damages
to the Juengel auto were
estimated at between
$2,501-$5,000.
At 7:47 p.m., Charles
R. McClain, 50, Bryant,
was northbound on S.R.
116 near C.R. 700S when
he noticed smoke coming
into his car. He stopped
and exited the vehicle
only to discover flames
Wed
5/20
John D. Black
Five charged
Five persons were
booked in Monday at
the Adams County Law
Enforcement
Center
with two remaining in
custody this morning.
Joshua D. Thurbur, 35,
Pendleton, was arrested
by the Adams County
Sheriff’s Department on
a warrant charging him
with a probation violation. He is being held
without bond.
Spencer J. Flores, 23,
Bollman Street, Decatur,
was arrested by the
sheriff’s department on
a warrant charging him
with contempt of Adams
County Superior Court.
He is being held without
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 • Page 3A
coming from the vehicle.
The vehicle soon was
fully engulfed in flames
but McClain did not suffer any injuries in the
incident. The vehicle, a
2000 Chevrolet Corvette
with which McClain said
he had had some electrical issues with in the
past, received an estimated $10,001-$25,000
in damage.
JAIL
From Page 1
located in the downtown
area, and in discussions with Wells County
Economic Development
Director Tim Ehlerding,
Brune stated Ehlerding
commented he “would
not do it again. It creates
an economic dead zone
in the area around the
jail,” Brune said.
Brune’s
proposal
would “co-locate the
jail and superior court”
building at the site of
the current jail, with the
court sitting on a second floor above the jail.
His computations utilizing the county’s own GIS
show the total area at
the current jail site is 35
percent larger than the
proposed site along 1st
Street.
His figures indicate a
reduction in personnel
and vehicle expenses and
a considerable savings
over the purchase and
demolition of new property, even if inmates are
housed elsewhere during
the construction phase of
the project. “This project
has the grave potential
to seriously impede the
connection between the
planned riverfront development and the downtown business district,”
Brune wrote in his proposal.
“We implore county
officials to reconsider
the feasibility of locating both the jail and the
superior court on the
present jail property,
thus saving funds in the
acquisition/demolition
phase while preserving
the goals of the Decatur
Comprehensive Plan as it
relates to downtown and
riverfront development.
It’s just a bad move for
downtown,” Brune concluded.
Commission Chairman
Doug Bauman thanked
Brune for his time and
concern. “Your points are
well taken. It will be considered,” Bauman said.
“Nothing is in stone.
We’ve taken no official
action. No decisions have
been made. It’s a false
assumption that we are
locked into 1st Street.
Everything is still on the
table.”
Bauman said the
commissioners would
be attending an “informative meeting” tonight
at the American Legion
hall, where it is anticipated the membership
will ultimately vote on
whether or not they are
in favor of selling the
property to accommodate the county’s proposed construction.
Court rules students
can sue school
district over shooting
INDIANAPOLIS (AP)
— The Indiana Court of
Appeals says two students hurt in a school
shooting can sue the
school district over their
injuries.
The
court
ruled
Monday a trial must be
held to determine whether
the Metropolitan School
District of Martinsville
is liable for the injuries suffered by Chance
Jackson, then 15, and
another student in the
March 25, 2011, shoot-
ing at Martinsville West
Middle School. Jackson
was hospitalized for several weeks and required
multiple surgeries.
The two victims argued
the school district knew
former student Michael
Phelps had threatened
Jackson and should have
taken more precautions
to prevent the attack.
The trial judge ruled
the school district was
not immune from liability. The appeals court
upheld that ruling.
Burger King kicks off new slogan
NEW YORK (AP) —
Burger King is scrapping
its 40-year-old ‘‘Have It
Your Way’’ slogan in favor
of the more personal ‘‘Be
Your Way.’’
The chain says the
new tag line will roll out
across its marketing in
the U.S., including in a
TV ad that will begin airing tonight.
Burger King says in
a statement that the
new motto is intended to
remind people that ‘‘they
can and should live how
they want anytime. It’s
ok to not be perfect ...
Self-expression is most
important and it’s our
differences that make
us individuals instead of
robots.’’
Citations
Three cited
The Decatur Police
Department
ticketed
three persons on Monday
for vehicular infractions.
Stopped were Gayla
Dukin, 50, W. Quayle
Run, Decatur, for driving while suspended;
Heather H. Smitley, 37,
W. Quayle Run, Decatur,
for failing to signal
a lane change at W.
Monroe Street and 13th
Street; and Christopher
L. Gonzalez, 19, rural
Decatur, for speeding
47 in a 30 zone in the
1000 block of Winchester
Street.
GENEVA
From Page 1
Patterson asked rhetorically. He admitted the
system would “improve
accuracy” but at the
same time “will add to
the budget.”
Tim Ramsey, president
of
Bi-County
Services Inc., appeared
before council to make
his
annual
revenue
request of appropriations for fiscal year 2015.
“I’m asking for the same
amount as the last several years,” Ramsey stated
in requesting a budget
totaling $39,312. Council
unanimously approved
his request.
County Attorney Mark
Burry provided councilors with a print-out of the
2013 County Economic
Development Income Tax
tax distribution from
the Department of Local
Government
Finance.
The document indicates
a total unit amount of
and
a
Mountains of electronic waste — computers, televisions and other unwanted $104,186.66
items — were brought to the Adams County transfer station Saturday for free total hospital amount of
$104,186.67 for a grand
disposal during the solid waste district’s annual collection.
Photo by J Swygart total of $208,373.33.
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The Illiana
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Don’t built it
The Decatur Daily Democrat
Ron Storey, Publisher
J Swygart, Opinion Page Editor
Fact check: Pence
stretches bounds
with some claims
By TOM LoBIANCO
Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — As Gov. Mike Pence continues building his national profile with out-of-state
travel and announcements of major policies, such as
his proposal to expand Medicaid using a state-run
alternative, he is relying on a campaign-style speech
that hits a few key bragging points.
‘‘I want Indiana to continue to be a state that
works and help in some small way to lead this country by our example,’’ Pence said last week during a
trip to New York City.
But some of the victories Pence is claiming aren’t
quite as shiny as the governor makes them out to
be.
For instance, Pence touted Indiana’s decision to
abandon the national Common Core education standards this year, telling his New York audience, ‘‘We
became the very first state to take that step.’’
It’s true that Pence drew national attention when
he signed legislation formally pulling Indiana from
the group of states using national Common Core
education standards. At the time, it looked like a
victory for tea partyers and conservatives who have
taken to dubbing the program ‘‘ObamaCore’’ because
of the president’s ardent support of the standards.
But by the time state education leaders released
the draft of their new Indiana education standards,
national experts quickly picked up on how much
they resembled the national standards the state had
just ditched. Education experts called in by Pence
to review the standards lambasted them. Sandra
Stotsky, a former member of the national committee
which drafted Common Core, called the new Indiana
standards Common Core ‘‘warmed over.’’
Pence also has heralded Indiana’s unemployment
rate, which stands at 5.7 percent and continues to
track below the national average. But he’s a little
challenged on his geography.
Pence told Fox News Sunday in April that Indiana
has ‘‘the lowest unemployment rate in the Midwest,’’
repeating a claim he’d made a few days earlier at the
Wisconsin Republican Party’s annual convention.
Indiana’s unemployment has certainly dropped
sharply since Pence took office. It’s much better than
when the state suffered through the height of the
recession and unemployment hovered above 10 percent.
But Pence’s claim that Indiana’s rate is the best in
the Midwest depends on what definition of Midwest
is used. If Indiana is lumped in with the five easternmost states in the U.S. Census’ definition of the
Midwest, then Indiana leads the pack, easily beating
states like Michigan and Illinois. But when the rest of
the Midwest is added to the equation, Indiana falls to
the middle of the pack, lagging far behind states like
North Dakota and South Dakota, whose rates have
hovered around 3 percent thanks to the continuing
oil boom.
Another victory Pence likes to trumpet pertains to
tax cuts as he claims lawmakers passed the ‘‘largest
state tax cut in Indiana history.’’ But what he doesn’t
tell audiences is how far removed that cut is from his
initial, much loftier proposals.
This year marked the second in a row that Pence
started with plans for a sizable tax cut but was
rebuffed by lawmakers from his own party. Last year,
Pence made a 10 percent cut in the personal income
tax the centerpiece of his first-year agenda. But by
the end of the four-month legislative session, he was
forced to accept a cut about half that size, phased
in at a much slower rate than what he sought. This
year, he unveiled plans to eliminate the state’s tax on
business equipment, but had to settle for a watereddown plan amid opposition from local leaders.
Pence often dubs the first package of cuts ‘‘the
largest state tax cut in Indiana history,’’ but estimates of the package have varied greatly. Americans
for Tax Reform estimated the cuts at $907 million
over five years, while House Speaker Brian Bosma
placed them at $1.1 billion.
The title of ‘‘largest state tax cut’’ could easily go to
the property tax caps enacted by voters in 2008 and
pushed by state lawmakers and former Gov., Mitch
Daniels. Ball State University economists estimated
the effect of that move at nearly $1.4 billion in a 2010
paper.
A strong contender for the title would also be
packages of cuts enacted by former Democratic Gov.
Frank O’Bannon in 1997 and 1999. Those were
worth an estimated $1.2 billion but were approved in
separate budgets over the space of O’Bannon’s first
four-year term.
Pence still has more than two years and at least
one more budget to seek further tax cuts.
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Twitter gets a hero
By KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ
“Dad loves #scifi because it’s such
a great way to explore the things that
matter most.”
“Themes of #hope, #courage, good
conquering evil — why dad loves #comics.”
These are some of the tweets involving some well-known Hollywood names
and faces on Twitter lately. In a forum
not always known for bringing people
together, a young woman has succeeded in a great adventure of celebrating
life, even as her beloved father’s comes
to an end.
Superheroes were the trending
theme, and the most powerful of them
all is a man named Stratford Caldecott.
Since his Marvel comic-collecting boyhood, he’s had a lifelong fascination
with action heroes. His family was disappointed they never got to take him to
see the latest Captain America movie,
“Winter Soldier,” not yet released in
England.
“He is in so much pain in his lower
back that sitting for any length of time
is now impossible,” his wife, Leonie,
tells me. Leonie shares: “So my lovely
journalist daughter said, ‘Why don’t
I ask Marvel if we could borrow an
advance copy of the movie ... and while
I’m at it, why don’t I ask if some of the
actors could send a selfie to cheer him
up, too?’”
Sophie Caldecott aimed high.
Knowing what a superhero fan her dad
is and how it would both cheer him up
and also bring people together — and
hoping to encourage men to go see a
doctor (had her father found out about
his cancer sooner, he might be with us
longer). “We’re also going to tweet the
‘Avengers’ actors and see if they will
take a picture of themselves holding
a sign saying ‘Captain America/Thor/
Iron Man/(insert name of character
here) for Strat!’”
And with a daughter’s love for her
father and a little creativity, the hashtag
#CapForStrat was born. Actors who
have recently played superheroes and
villains caught wind of it and got in on
the action, starting with the Hulk himself, Mark Ruffalo. Captain America
(actor Chris Evans), Nick Fury (Samuel
L. Jackson) and many more have
joined in, including fans.
“We had no idea it would gather
speed in this way,” Leonie says. “Strat
has been overwhelmed by it all; he
has been smiling for the first time in
weeks. But he wants to make sure
that it’s more about getting men to be
aware of the early symptoms of prostate cancer, rather than about him. He
is in the situation he is in now because
he was diagnosed too late.”
“The kindness of those who responded, starting with Mark Ruffalo,” she
reflects, “has in a strange way made
our family feel our situation has a
broader meaning and purpose, which
is strangely comforting. It is true that
love overcomes all: Sophie’s love for her
dad has called out a much wider love
and concern even from total strangers,
which in turn is giving us all courage.”
“Dad is about to face the biggest
challenge of his life,” Sophie wrote in
launching the campaign. “Death is the
greatest, most frightening adventure of
them all. He is one of the good guys,
worthy of superhero status himself. As
Agent Coulson would say, it’s time to
call for back up — let’s give him the
send off he deserves.”
Sophie has been corralling the super
support for her dad as she cares for
her own first child, pointing to the
cycle of life and love we can lose sight
of as we live from day to day, paycheck
to paycheck, deadline to deadline.
Writing earlier about her father’s illness, she shared:
“After the initial fear and shock,
life returned more or less to normal.
Today, sometimes I forget that he
has cancer, and the only sign that
something is attacking the heart of
our family is the increased closeness
and honesty between us all. The overt
affection and support for one another
that has always been there is now a
constant priority. There is no need for
wishing we had done things differently.
We are soaking each other up, drinking in smiles and jokes and mundane
moments as we always have, pushing
against the same darkness that threatens us all.”
Politics and bars on Friday nights
will always have their share of team
rivalries and shouting matches. But if
we can remember there are superheroes showing others how to live and
die and serve who often don’t make
the evening news or silver screen, we
might find ourselves challenged to be
captains of compassion — even if it
means simply supporting those who
make sure the dying man feels like
a king with a tweet or a check and a
vote for religious liberty and the good
it is for society — before our time has
passed.
Or, as Sophie put it in a tweet: “Best
thing about #CapForStrat? Sharing
love & solidarity with total strangers.
We’re all one family after all, & the stories we tell matter.”
Kathryn Lopez is the editor-at-large
of National Review Online www.nationalreview.com.
The highway Illinois
doesn’t need will be first
in line for state funding —
ahead of every other road,
bridge and overpass in the
pipeline — if lawmakers go
along with Gov. Pat Quinn’s
latest concession to potential bidders for the Illiana
Expressway.
The Illinois Department of
Transportation has already
put taxpayers out on a limb
by promising that the state,
not the private investors
who will build and operate the road, will cover the
costs if tolls come up short.
That pledge was necessary
because everyone involved
knows the road won’t pay
for itself for a long time, if
ever.
Now, Quinn wants state
law to spell out that the
Illiana is the second priority of the road fund, behind
only debt service on existing
general obligation bonds. All
other projects throughout
Illinois would be bumped
down.
We can understand why
that sounds like a fine idea
to the south suburban legislators who will push the
bill for Quinn. They want
to believe jobs and development will sprout alongside
a 47-mile tollway through
their districts. But Quinn is
asking lawmakers throughout the state to sign off on a
plan to put this boondoggle
ahead of projects in their
own districts.
A consultant’s feasibility study predicts taxpayers
will have to chip in $249
million to $707 million over
the next two decades to
cover operating and debt
costs for the Illiana.
A joint project of IDOT
and its Indiana counterpart,
the Illiana is being bid as a
public-private partnership,
or P3 — a first for Illinois.
But this partnership is
heavily weighted in favor of
the as-yet unnamed private
vendor. Both states plan to
select partners this fall.
Illinois originally planned
to seek proposals under
two P3 models. Under the
first, the risk falls largely
on investors: They build
the road and run it, and if
all goes well they make a
handsome profit. A private
partner under this scenario
would obviously want the
numbers to show that the
road would draw enough
traffic to justify the costs.
That model was a nonstarter with bidders.
Moving the Illiana to the
top of the road fund priority list — and locking it
into state law — is a “credit
enhancement,” IDOT says.
Identifying the source for
those payments will help
get a lower interest rate
on federal transportation
financing.
Here’s a better way to save
the taxpayers some money:
Don’t build this road.
Chicago Tribune
Indiana sees welcome drop in teen pregnancy rate
A new report shows Indiana has
made great strides in reducing teen
pregnancy, but the costs borne by the
public are staggering.
According to The National
Campaign to Prevent Teen and
Unplanned Pregnancy, Indiana has
seen a 38 percent decline in the teen
birth rate between 1991 and 2010 for
teen girls ages 15-19. That saved taxpayers an estimated $192 million in
2010, compared to what would have
been paid if rates had not fallen.
However, teen births cost taxpayers $227 million in 2010. Expenses
were incurred in public health care,
increased participation in child welfare, and increased rates of incarceration and lost tax revenue caused by
decreased earnings and spending.
Despite the birth rate dropping
to historic lows, Indiana taxpayers
shelled out an estimated $6 billion between 1991 and 2010 for the
214,623 teen births recorded. In
2012, there were 33 Indiana births per
1,000 girls, according to The National
Campaign. On a positive note: The
report indicates about 87 percent of
teens use any type of contraceptive
method, regardless of grade level or
whether they were male or female.
Although the numbers are encouraging, we hope public health officials, schools, parents and teens
do not become complacent about
spreading the lesson that teen pregnancy and birth can have major lifechanging consequences — mostly
for the bad.
It’s difficult to pin down specific reasons for the decline, but it’s
plausible that getting the message
out about the consequences of teen
pregnancy is succeeding. Sex education in schools, the availability of birth
control, a poor economy, and yes,
even the popularity of MTV’s ‘‘Teen
Mom’’ have had an impact. Let’s not
diminish the importance the role par-
ents can have in their teen child’s life,
too.
It bears repeating the teens who
become mothers are likely to face a
difficult road. The National Campaign
reports one-third are likely to drop out
of high school; 67 percent who move
out of the family home are likely to
live below the poverty line; 63 percent
of teen mothers are likely to receive
public assistance, with less than one
quarter receiving any type of child
support.
Statistics can go on, but the picture
we face today is one of declining teen
births, and that is a fantastic thing.
That said, complacency at this point
could quickly translate into hardships
not only for teens giving birth, but for
the taxpayers who shoulder the burden.
Do your part. Keep the trend moving in the right direction.
May 20, 2014
land for farms.
In 1873, Levi Strauss and Jacob
Davies received the U.S. patent
for blue jeans.
In 1902, Cuba declared independence from the United States.
In 1961, a mob of 300 white
segregationists attacked a busload of “Freedom Riders” in
Montgomery, Alabama, requiring
federal intervention.
In 2006, Nouri al-Maliki took
office as prime minister of Iraq.
Today is the 140th day of 2014
and the 62nd day of spring.
TODAY’S HISTORY: In 1862,
President Abraham Lincoln
signed the Homestead Act, which
provided Western settlers free
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TODAY’S QUOTE: “One person
with a belief is a social power
equal to 99 who have only interests.” — John Stuart Mill
C ommunity
Decatur Daily Democrat
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 • Page 5A
Community Calendar
TUESDAY, May 20:
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.
League for the Blind and Disabled support group,
1:30-3:30 p.m., Woodcrest.
Zumba, Southeast Elementary School, 4-5 p.m.
Zion Lutheran Church, 1010 W. Monroe St., free
dinner 6 p.m., Bible study group 6 :30 p.m.
Adams
County
Emergency
Management,
Management Advisory Board 6:30 p.m.; local emergency planning committee immediately follows, in the
basement of Adams County Law Enforcement Center.
A.A., 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church.
WEDNESDAY, May 21:
Immanuel House, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 8545 N 500 E,
Decatur.
Free meal, 5-6 p.m., First United Methodist Church,
6th St. entrance.
Adams County Autism support group, 6:30 p.m.,
Park Center.
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.
NORTH ADAMS TO SAY FAREWELL — North Adams Community Schools recently celebrated and acknowledged the many years of dedication served by 23 teacher and staff employees who will retire following
the 2013-14 school year. Pictured in the front row, from left, are Susan Wenger (15 years); Teresa Mere (19
years); Kelli Jennings (27 years); Annie Griebel (27.5 years); Cindy Painter (33.5 years); Linda Saylor (14.5
years); Kathy Veit (25 years); Colleen Fuhrmann (17 years); and Diana Arnold (20 years). In the back row
are Tonya Fenstermaker (18 years); Flava Sirk (9 years); Neal Rich (39 years); Linda Wurm (18.5 years); Deb
Martin (35 years); Janet Azbell (26 years); Anita Miller (22 years): Dave Miller (29 years); Louann Wolfe (32.5
years); Diane Patch ( 27 years); Ken Gase (14 years); and Abbey Martin (40 years). Not pictured but retiring
THURSDAY, May 22:
are Angie Locker (34.5 years) and Bonnie Schultz (31 years).
Photo by Ashley Thieme Quilts n’ Things, 8:30-11 a.m., St. Mark’s United
Methodist Church.
Rotary club, 12 p.m., Back 40.
Senior Citizens play cards, 1 p.m., Riverside
Center.
Monroe United Methodist Church Farmer’s Wagon,
1 p.m. Line is to form no earlier than 12 p.m.
will be placed in a sepa- Zumba, Southeast Elementary School, 4-5 p.m.
rate area. Price marked TOPS Club weigh-in, 5:30 p.m.; meeting 6:15 p.m.,
includes five percent Woodcrest Activity Building.
commission. There is a Weight Watchers, 6 p.m., weigh-in; 6:30 p.m. meet$2 hanging fee per quilt; ing, Adams Memorial Hospital Decatur Room.
• All categories of Sober Beginnings, 6:30-8 p.m., Adams Memorial
quilts, quilted items and Hospital Berne Room.
garments will be includ- Divorce Care 4 Kids, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Decatur
ed in the show.
Church of God.
For more informa- A.A. (open) Big Book meeting, 7 p.m., First Church
tion about entry into of the Nazarene, Berne.
the quilt show contact
Kathy Diveley, by mail at FRIDAY, May 23:
266 Buckeye St, Berne, Immanuel House, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 8545 N 500 E,
46711,
email kzdive- Decatur.
ley@gmail.com or call Operation Help Food Pantry for Decatur and
525-0303; or contact Monroe residence, 1-3 p.m., Adams County Service
Gail Kuhn by mail at Complex, bring your own bags.
5476S 150W, Berne, A.A. Happy Hour Discussion Group (closed), 5-6
46711, email gailk@ p.m., Decatur Church of God.
onlyinternet.net, or call Reformers Unanimous Addiction Recovery Program,
589-2845.
7-9 p.m., Grace Fellowship Church.
Show hours are from
6-8 p.m. July 24, 9 a.m.- SATURDAY, May 24:
6 p.m. July 25 and 9 A.A., 7 p.m., (open
a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 26. s p e a k e r / d i s c u s s i o n )
Cross
Community
by
Church, Berne.
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Berne Swiss Days Quilt Show slated
The Berne Swiss Days
Quilt Show will be held
July 24-26 at the Family
Life Center at First
Mennonite Church, 566
W. Main St., Berne.
Hand and machine
quilted items will be displayed. There will also be
a merchant mall, quilts
by kids, challenge quilts,
quilts for sale and an
opportunity to win a
quilt.
Awards will be given
to favorite entered quilts,
chosen by viewers who
attend. “Butterflies” is
this year’s quilt challenge. If you intend to
make a challenge quilt
please use the following
guidelines:
• Use butterflies in
some way to make the
quilt, wall hanging, table
topper, vest or jacket. No
tote bags;
Optimist Club
featured guest
BIG BROTHER, BIG SISTER — Manny Martinez, community development coordinator for Big Brothers,
Big Sisters, was the guest speaker at the recent
Decatur Optimist Club meeting. Martinez is pictured
with Optimist Andy Gay and Trina Hoy, director of the
Boys and Girls Club from the Kosciusko area.
Photo provided
The Decatur Optimist
Club welcomed  Manny
Martinez to their weekly
meeting held at 12 p.m.
Monday at Richard’s
Restaurant.
Martinez spoke to the
club regarding his work
as community development
coord-inator
for Big Brothers, Big
Sisters. He informed
members about two ways
to become involved.
The
community
based program takes
place outside of school
and pairs a “big” with a
“little.”
The second option is
site-based, taking place
inside the school with
regular meetings. This
approach, according to
Martinez, results in kids
being less likely to skip
school, use illegal drugs
and changes their outlook about themselves
and life.
Martinez told the club
children in the program
set higher goals for
themselves and 42 percent of “little’s” earn a
degree from a four-year
collage or university. 
According to Martinez,
the purpose of becoming involved is to listen, encourage and be a
friend.
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SUNDAY, May 25:
Decatur Eagles RC
and Hobby Club, 2 p.m.,
Hobby site club house.
MONDAY, May 26:
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.
Sense & Sensitivity
By HARRIETTE COLE
Weight-Loss Journey Hits A Roadblock
DEAR HARRIETTE: Recently, I have
been trying to eat healthier so I can
lose some weight. I joined a gym and
have been working out at least four
times a week. Most of my friends have
been understanding and supportive of
this goal; however, one of my best friends
is treating me as if it’s a joke. She has
not taken me seriously at all, and all she
does is talk to me about food -- whether
it’s a new dessert place we need to try, or
the mac and cheese she had for dinner
the other night. I am insecure about this,
and she makes me feel uncomfortable
because I feel like all she does is judge.
She is very manipulative, and it seems as
if she does not want me to reach my goal.
It stresses me out because she is always
asking for plans, but I do not want to
associate myself with someone so negative. How can I confront her about this in
a nice way? -- Skinny Girl, Austin, Texas
DEAR SKINNY GIRL: Drum up the
courage to speak directly to her. Tell her
that it hurts your feelings knowing that
she has been unsupportive of you in your
efforts to get healthier and lose weight.
Point out the things that she has said that
have been hurtful. Remind her that you
need her, as your friend, to be a cheerleader rather than a naysayer. Tell her
that if she is unable to be supportive, you
will not be able to spend as much time
with her.
Do not feel bad about taking care of
yourself. In order to make the huge step
that you have embarked upon, you need
to be completely focused. Surround yourself with supporters. And in the instances
of the naysayers, decide that you will
prove them wrong by winning on your
journey to fitness.
DEAR HARRIETTE: Last weekend,
my boyfriend surprised me with a dinner reservation at my favorite restaurant
for our anniversary. That day happened
to be my best friend’s 18th birthday. My
best friend had also invited me to have
dinner with her family and her boyfriend,
but this invitation was very last minute,
and I wanted to spend some alone time
with my boyfriend. I didn’t think much of it
because I figured she would understand
that it was our anniversary dinner. My
best friend still has not forgiven me for my
choice and refuses to talk to me. I have
apologized multiple times, and I do not
know what else to do. Should I stop trying
to communicate with her until she accepts
my apology? -- Torn, Los Angeles
DEAR TORN: It is likely that your
best friend feels threatened by your boyfriend. What often happens is that friendship dynamics change when one or both
friends get involved in a relationship. Your
friend feels that you chose your boyfriend
over her. It may take a bit for her to see
clearly about what happened.
Stop begging for her forgiveness. Just
keep your heart open to welcome her
back when she cools off. In the future, be
crystal clear when you cannot accept an
invitation so that everybody knows what
is going to happen from the beginning.
DeGroff
Doctor of Optometry
Family EyE CarE
CHOOSING THE
RIGHT READING
GLASSES FOR MEN
Frames should contrast with
your face shape, so brush
up on your basic geometry.
Generally, round faces should
wear square or rectangular
shapes, square faces should
wear rounded shapes, heart
faces should wear rimless
styles or frames that are wider at the bottom, oblong faces
should wear deep frames and
oval faces can wear almost
anything. Visit with an optician to determine your face
shape and learn tips on how
to find the best frames for
your face.
Readers come in men’s ,
women’s and unisex styles.
So how do you make sure
you’re not picking women’s
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SUDOKU ®
Answers for previous day
Astro-Graph
Stubbornness will be
your downfall. Keep an
open mind and an optimistic outlook as you
face the year ahead.
Enthusiastically and graciously accept any help that is offered.
Being open to new methods and ideas
will help you to move forward.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
-- Don’t let personal problems override
your professional responsibilities. You
have to carry your share of the work.
Relationship complications will have to
be dealt with after hours.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
-- You will face financial woes if you
take a risk. Don’t be shy about your
desire to advance professionally. You
are likely to improve your job prospects by networking with peers.
CANCER (June 21-July
22) -- There may be a lot of items on
your most-wanted list, but you must be
sensible. You can avoid a major argument with a loved one by curbing your
spending.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- If
your current relationship is unsatisfying, you should make a clean break
and move on. It’s not fair to either
party if there is no commitment on
your part.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
-- Try your best to get along with your
co-workers. You may be dismayed to
learn that someone you like doesn’t
feel the same way. Don’t take it to
heart, and move on with an untroubled
mind.
THE LOCKHORNS ®
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)
-- Don’t spend money on others just to
win approval. Focus on self-improvement projects that boost your esteem,
and the people you are trying to
impress will respond to your relaxed
and self-confident attitude.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov.
22) -- Anger is self-destructive, so use
up negative energy by doing some
work around the house. The busier
you are, the less likely you are to
squabble.
SAGITTARIUS
(Nov.
23-Dec. 21) -- Look before you leap
into a new job or partnership. You may
have been sold something that doesn’t
really exist. Don’t burn bridges, and
don’t be gullible. Ask questions and
clarify issues of concern.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19) -- You are caring and helpful, but
please resist the urge to do too much
for others. They will come to expect it,
and you will burn yourself out.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
19) -- Give your friends and family
some breathing room. Make a point of
getting out and meeting new people.
Exploring new interests will bring good
results.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March
20) -- If you do your job to the best of
your ability, you will be able to dispel
any negative rumors in the workplace.
It’s possible that someone may be
talking behind your back.
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
-- In your race to beat the opposition,
you may be letting your personal
responsibilities slide. Before you start
on a new challenge, take care of
what’s expected of you at home.
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CRANKSHAFT ® by Tom Batiuk and Chuck Ayers
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THE BORN LOSER ® by Art and Chip Sansom
Blondie ® Dean Young & John Marshall
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Page 10A • Tuesday, May 20, 2014
KANSAS
CHARLOTTE
NEW HUE FOR EDWARDS? Carl Edwards,
one of the sport’s most popular and talented
drivers, is in a contract year again, and that
means the garage is bubbling with talk about
where he might land next season. Three years
ago, Edwards, one of Ford’s stars, flirted with
Joe Gibbs Racing before deciding to stay at
Roush Fenway Racing. If he decides to leave
Roush, JGR seems the most likely alternative.
With the right sponsor setup, Gibbs could expand to four teams (Edwards would join Matt
Kenseth, Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin) relatively easily.
SPRINT CUP SERIES
Race: The All-Star Race
Track: Charlotte Motor Speedway
Location: Concord, N.C.
Date: Saturday, May 17
TV: FOX Sports 1 (9:00 p.m. EST)
Layout: 1.5-mile quad-oval
Banking/Turns: 24 degrees
2013 Winner: Jimmie Johnson (below)
PEAK FOR PATRICK Saturday’s race produced the best finish – seventh – of Danica
Patrick’s Sprint Cup career. Patrick started
ninth, her best qualifying run at a non-restrictor-plate track. She ran as high as third in her
57th Cup start. “Honestly, the most rewarding
part of my night was probably when I drove
around the outside of the No. 48 (Jimmie
Johnson) on a restart,” Patrick said. “I say
that with all the respect in the world. It’s a big
deal because he is Jimmie Johnson.”
OCEANS TWO Former Sprint Cup driver and
current television analyst Kyle Petty cavorted
in two oceans — the Atlantic and Pacific —
in an eight-day span recently as highlights of
the annual Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across
America. The 20th annual ride, which benefits the Petty family’s Victory Junction Gang
Camp in North Carolina, started on the Pacific Coast in Carlsbad, Calif. and ended
eight days later on the Atlantic shore at Daytona Beach, Fla. It marked the first time the
popular charity motorcycle ride has
stretched from sea to shining sea.
Jeff Gordon celebrates his win in the 5-Hour Energy 400 at Kansas Speedway.
DRIVER (WINS)
394
379
373
368
367
346
340
332
328
327
326
318
318
306
302
294
293
292
288
282

-15
-21
-26
-27
-48
-54
-62
-66
-67
-68
-76
-76
-88
-92
-100
-101
-102
-106
-112
NATIONWIDE SERIES STANDINGS
DRIVER (WINS)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
POINTS BEHIND
Chase Elliott (2)
Elliott Sadler (1)
Regan Smith (1)
Trevor Bayne
Ty Dillon
Brian Scott
Brendan Gaughan
James Buescher
Chris Buescher
Ryan Reed
TRUCK STANDINGS
DRIVER (WINS)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Matt Crafton (1)
Timothy Peters
Ron Hornaday Jr.
German Quiroga Jr.
Johnny Sauter
Ryan Blaney
Jeb Burton
Ben Kennedy
Darrell Wallace Jr.
John Wes Townley
339

338
-1
336
-3
308 -31
308 -31
277 -62
250 -89
244 -95
229 -110
225 -114
POINTS BEHIND
120
112
112
109
105
101
98
96
90
87

-8
-8
-11
-15
-19
-22
-24
-30
-33
Mike Hembree
Athlon Sports Contributor
@MikeHembree
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – In
Major League Baseball, the AllStar break traditionally is a time
for reflection, introspection and
examination. By mid-July, much
is known about the tone of the season, and some teams already have
staked out strong positions atop
their divisions with the postseason
coming into view.
This is All-Star week for
NASCAR, and as teams take a
break from point racing to shoot for
big money in Saturday night’s special event at Charlotte Motor
Speedway the talk is also about the
future — and how the new “playoff” qualifying format has separated the players from the hopefuls.
After 11 regular-season races,
nine spots in the Chase for the
Sprint Cup have been filled (barring a wildly unusual occurrence).
Jeff Gordon, the winningest active
driver in the series, became the
ninth Chase qualifier Saturday
night by surging in the final laps
to win the 5-Hour Energy 400 at
Kansas Speedway, the 89th victory of his two-decade career.
Gordon joins Brad Keselowski,
Joey Logano, Kurt Busch, Kevin
Harvick, Denny Hamlin, Kyle
Busch, Carl Edwards and Dale
Earnhardt Jr. in the winners column. That leaves seven spots open
on the Chase grid, with several
heavy hitters still on the outside
looking in.
Foremost among those still
waiting in line to have his hand
Chase-stamped is six-time champion Jimmie Johnson, who is having a good year by average
standards but a bad year by Johnson standards. He has three top 5s
and six top 10s in 11 races and is
seventh in points but, to the
amazement of many, hasn’t been
able to crack victory lane three
months into the season.
Not to worry about Johnson,
however. Some of his best tracks
— Charlotte, Dover and Pocono
— are coming up, and to imagine
a scenario in which he’ll miss the
Chase is pure folly.
Also in the still-hungry line
are Kasey Kahne, Matt Kenseth,
Greg Biffle, Tony Stewart, Ryan
Newman and Clint Bowyer,
among others.
All of the sport’s top teams —
with the exception of Richard
Childress Racing — have at least
one driver in the Chase qualifying
group. Team Penske, StewartHaas Racing, Joe Gibbs Racing
and Hendrick Motorsports have
two each.
Fifteen races remain to the September Chase cutoff at Richmond.
Now that Talladega has passed
without a wild card winner drafting into victory lane (Hamlin won
there), the best remaining regularseason venues for an unusual
Chase-qualifying victory are
Sonoma Raceway and Watkins
CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES
Glen International, the circuit’s
two road courses. Marcos Ambrose, twice a winner at Watkins
Glen and always a threat at
Sonoma, has those dates circled
on his handy-dandy Richard Petty
Motorsports calendar.
The nine Chase qualifiers know
the relief associated with a race
win in this first year of a dramatically different set of “postseason”
qualifying rules. A victory opens
the door for a different slant on
testing and preparation, with an
eye toward improving performance at the 10 Chase tracks.
“The biggest thing for us is we
know we’ve had a good race team,
we’ve had really good cars, and
you just have to have that validation and kind of verification you
can win races, and we won,” said
Alan Gustafson, Gordon’s crew
chief. “Obviously, that helps get
you in the Chase, but to me you
can’t stop there.
“I don’t think you can be so aggressive that you kind of lose the art
of kind of grinding out races. You
still have to win this over 10 weeks,
and you’re still going to have to
win it with consistency. Winning
does pay more, but I don’t see one
win just setting you in a position
where you can take it easy. I think
it’s kind of the opposite. I think you
still have to push.”
For those still on the wrong side
of the Chase candy-store window,
the tougher pushing will continue.
THE TRACK ON TAP
89
2014 Race Length: 600 miles/400 laps • 500 miles/334 laps • Track Qualifying Record:
195.624 mph (Denny Hamlin, 2013) • Race Record: 600 - 155.687 mph • (Kasey Kahne,
2012); 500 - 160.306 mph (Jeff Gordon, 1999)
Jeff Gordon’s Kansas victory was the 89th of
his Sprint Cup career, solidifying his thirdplace standing in all-time victories. Leader
Richard Petty has 200, and David Pearson is
second at 105. The closest active driver to
Gordon is teammate Jimmie Johnson, in
eighth place with 66 wins. Can Gordon reach
100? Not likely, but possible.
2013 RESULTS
May (Coca-Cola 600) October
1. Brad Keselowski
1. Kevin Harvick
2. Kasey Kahne
2. Kasey Kahne
3. Matt Kenseth
3. Kurt Busch
4. Jimmie Johnson
4. Denny Hamlin
5. Kyle Busch
5. Joey Logano
6. Kevin Harvick
6. Ryan Newman
7. Jeff Gordon
7. Tony Stewart
8. Ryan Newman
8. Clint Bowyer
9. Denny Hamlin
9. Martin Truex Jr.
10. Marcos Ambrose 10. Carl Edwards
Written by Matt Taliaferro and Mike Hembree.
Follow Matt on Twitter @MattTaliaferro.
Follow on Mike on Twitter @MikeHembree.
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Denny Hamlin
Tony Stewart
Matt Kenseth
Clint Bowyer
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5,828/165
9,967/701
9,770/568
5,658/116
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Race: North Carolina Education Lottery 200
Track: Charlotte Motor Speedway
Date: Friday, May 16
TV: FOX Sports 1 (8:30 p.m. EST)
2013 Winner: Kyle Busch
CLASSIC MOMENTS
The All-Star Race
The Sprint Cup All-Star Race has gone by
many monickers, run under many formats and
has seen more than its fair share of classic
finishes. In 1985’s The Winston, the all-star
event’s first running, a legendary field dubbed
“The Dashing Dozen” — comprised of Bobby
Allison, Geoffrey Bodine, Dale Earnhardt, Bill
Elliott, Harry Gant, Terry Labonte, Benny Parsons, Richard Petty, Tim Richmond, Ricky
Rudd, Darrell Waltrip and Cale Yarborough —
kick things off in style.
Labonte sits on the pole by virtue of being
the series’ defending champion, but Gant inherits the lead after pit stops. Waltrip and
team owner Junior Johnson elect to wait to
take tires, and when they do, run down Gant,
passing his No. 33 Skoal Bandit Chevy on the
final lap.
Upon crossing the finish line, Waltrip’s engine blows, leading to speculation that the
No. 11 Budweiser Chevy is running a big engine and that Waltrip was to “clutch” the car
to avoid being penalized by NASCAR upon inspection of the powerplant.
TWEETIN’ AROUND
DALE EARNHARDT JR.
@DaleJr
“@bwil92208: What
do you say to the people who think you should drive
more aggressive like your Dad?”
I’m Dale Jr.
CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY
NUMBERS GAME
NATIONWIDE SERIES
Race: Get to Know Newton 250
Track: Iowa Speedway
Location: Newton, Iowa
Date: Sunday, May 18
TV: ESPN (2:00 p.m. EST)
2013 Winners: Trevor Bayne (June); Brad Keselowski (Aug.)
Jeff Gordon becomes Sprint Cup Series’
ninth winner in 2014 with victory in Kansas
POINTS BEHIND
Jeff Gordon (1)
Matt Kenseth
Kyle Busch (1)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (1)
Carl Edwards (1)
Joey Logano (2)
Jimmie Johnson
Ryan Newman
Greg Biffle
Brian Vickers
Brad Keselowski (1)
Denny Hamlin (1)
Kyle Larson
Austin Dillon
Kevin Harvick (2)
Kasey Kahne
AJ Allmendinger
Paul Menard
Marcos Ambrose
Clint Bowyer
Photos by Action Sports, Inc.
GORDON MAKES
CASE FOR CHASE
SPRINT CUP STANDINGS
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
Race: Sprint Showdown
The Showdown serves as a “last chance” race
for those not already entered in the All-Star
Race. The top two finishers transfer.
Track: Charlotte Motor Speedway
Date: Friday, May 16
TV: FOX Sports 1 (7:00 p.m. EST)
2013 Transfers: Jamie McMurray and Ricky
Stenhouse Jr.
Poles Avg. Start
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1
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0
0
1
15.9
10.0
7.4
17.8
13.6
16.1
17.3
15.9
23.2
14.4
DNF
0
1
4
1
1
3
5
0
4
5
JEFF GORDON
@JeffGordonWeb
Thx 4 all your help &
support, Mom. Here’s
Mom helping me practice as a kid.
Wishing all mothers a #HappyMothersDay!
Decatur Daily Democrat
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 • Page 11A
Spurs explode in DDD Sports Scoreboard
West Finals opener
By RAUL DOMINGUEZ
Associated Press
SAN ANTONIO (AP) —
The San Antonio Spurs
were planning to attack the
lane whether Oklahoma
City big man Serge Ibaka
was playing or not. The
fact that the Thunder’s
athletic defender was
absent only made things
easier for them.
Tim Duncan scored 27
points and San Antonio
took advantage of Ibaka’s
absence to dominate
the paint, beating the
Oklahoma City 122-105
on Monday night in the
opener of the Western
Conference finals.
Tony Parker did not
appear limited by a hamstring injury, scoring 14
points and having 12
assists in 36 minutes.
‘‘We always want to try
to penetrate,’’ Parker said.
‘‘We always want our ball
movement, that’s how we
play — kick and pitch and
stuff like that. You know,
obviously it’s a little bit
better with (Ibaka) not
being in the paint, but
we’re still going to try to
penetrate and make stuff
happen.’’
The Thunder got their
usual offensive outputs
from
All-Stars
Kevin
Durant
and
Russell
Westbrook, who scored 28
and 25 points respectively. But Oklahoma City’s
remaining starters, Nick
Collison, Thabo Sefolosha
and Kendrick Perkins,
combined to score five
points with 13 rebounds
and one assist.
But it was defensively
were the Thunder struggled without Ibaka, who
will miss the remainder
Major League Baseball
of the postseason after
suffering a calf injury in
Oklahoma City’s series
clincher against the Los
Angeles Clippers.
The Spurs had 66 points
in the paint and shot 58
percent from the field. It
was the highest shooting
percentage allowed by the
Thunder in the postseason since relocating from
Seattle.
‘‘We’re a no-excuse
team,’’ Oklahoma City
coach Scott Brooks said.
‘‘Serge is out. He’s not
coming back. We have to
play better. We have to
play better. If we expect to
beat one of the best teams
in basketball, and a very
good offensive team, we
have to play and we’re not
going to make an excuse.’’
The Spurs fed Duncan
early with Ibaka out, and
the veteran responded by
shooting 6 for 7 in scoring
12 points in the opening
quarter.
Parker, who suffered
a Grade 1 left hamstring
strain in San Antonio’s
series clincher against
Portland, drove the paint
and dished to Duncan
early before looking for his
own shot midway through
the quarter.
‘‘That’s part of our game
plan,’’ Duncan said. ‘‘He
knew that they weren’t
going to let him shoot the
ball like he did in the last
series. They were going to
try to take that away from
him, so he knew he was
going to have to be an
assist man.’’
Parker scored all but
two of his points in the
first half as the Spurs beat
the Thunder for the first
time this season.
Rangers take 2-0 lead on
Canadiens; head back to NY
MONTREAL (AP) —
Henrik Lundqvist has
solved his struggles at
Montreal’s Bell Centre.
The
goalie
called
King Henrik made 40
saves and the New York
Rangers took control of
the Eastern Conference
final with a 3-1 victory over the Montreal
Canadiens on Monday.
The Rangers lead the
best-of-seven Eastern
Conference final 2-0
heading back to New York
for Game 3 on Thursday
and Game 4 on Sunday.
The Canadiens, missing star goalie Carey
Price because of an
injury, came out strong
in a bid get past a 7-2
thumping in the series
opener only to run into
the Lundqvist.
‘‘I thought we played
well, and the only reason
we lost was Lundqvist,’’
Montreal coach Michel
Therrien said. ‘‘He stole
that game.’’
Lundqvist had struggled playing in Montreal
before this series. He
hadn’t started a game in
Montreal in more than
two years.
But the goalie who
was bested by Price at
the Sochi Olympics as
Canada beat Sweden in
the final has allowed only
three goals on 63 shots
in the series.
The Canadiens got the
opening goal at 6:14 of the
first from Max Pacioretty,
but Ryan McDonagh tied
it 17 seconds later on
a shot that went in off
defenseman Josh Gorges
and a post.
‘‘We knew they were
going to come hard,
but we put ourselves in
a tough spot there by
not getting pucks out,’’
Lundqvist said. ‘‘They
were all over us.
‘‘But to tie it up quickly like that, I think that
was important to kind of
even out the momentum
a little bit.’’
Rick Nash and Martin
St. Louis also scored on
Dustin Tokarski, the surprise starter for Montreal
ahead of regular backup
Peter Budaj.
Tokarski looked shaky
at times, but had no
chance on two of the
three Rangers goals.
The Canadiens had
announced
Monday
morning that Price, the
Olympic gold medalist who hurt his right
knee in the series opener
when he was crashed
into by Chris Kreider,
would miss the rest of
the series.
They hope to have
him back if they reach
the Stanley Cup final,
but their situation looks
difficult heading to New
York.
National League
By The Associated Press
East Division
W L Pct
GB
Atlanta
24 19 .558

Washington
23 21 .523 1 1/2
Miami
23 22 .511
2
New York
20 23 .465
4
Philadelphia
19 22 .463
4
Central Division
W L Pct
GB
Milwaukee
27 18 .600

St. Louis
23 21 .523 3 1/2
Cincinnati
20 23 .465
6
Pittsburgh
18 25 .419
8
Chicago
15 27 .357 10 1/2
West Division
W L Pct
GB
San Francisco 28 17 .622

Colorado
25 20 .556
3
Los Angeles
23 22 .511
5
San Diego
21 24 .467
7
Arizona
18 28 .391 10 1/2
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Sunday’s Games
N
.Y. Yankees 4, Pittsburgh 3, 1st game
P
hiladelphia 8, Cincinnati 3
W
ashington 6, N.Y. Mets 3
A
tlanta 6, St. Louis 5
C
hicago Cubs 4, Milwaukee 2
S
an Francisco 4, Miami 1
A
rizona 5, L.A. Dodgers 3
C
olorado 8, San Diego 6, 10 innings
P
ittsburgh 5, N.Y. Yankees 3, 2nd game
Monday’s Games
C
incinnati 4, Washington 3, 15 innings
A
tlanta 9, Milwaukee 3
Tuesday’s Games
B
altimore (Mi.Gonzalez 1-3) at Pittsburgh (Liriano 0-3), 7:05 p.m.
C
incinnati (Cueto 4-2) at Washington
(Fister 0-1), 7:05 p.m.
L
.A. Dodgers (Beckett 1-1) at N.Y. Mets
(R.Montero 0-1), 7:10 p.m.
M
ilwaukee (Gallardo 2-2) at Atlanta
(Teheran 2-3), 7:10 p.m.
P
hiladelphia (Burnett 2-3) at Miami
(DeSclafani 1-0), 7:10 p.m.
N
.Y. Yankees (Tanaka 6-0) at Chicago
Cubs (Hammel 4-2), 8:05 p.m.
A
rizona (Arroyo 4-2) at St. Louis (Wainwright 6-2), 8:15 p.m.
S
an Francisco (Bumgarner 5-3) at Colorado (Morales 3-3), 8:40 p.m.
M
innesota (Correia 1-5) at San Diego
(Kennedy 2-5), 10:10 p.m.
Wednesday’s Games
N
.Y. Yankees (Whitley 0-0) at Chicago
Cubs (Samardzija 0-4), 2:20 p.m.
C
incinnati (Simon 5-2) at Washington
(Roark 3-1), 4:05 p.m.
B
altimore (Tillman 4-2) at Pittsburgh
(W.Rodriguez 0-2), 7:05 p.m.
L
.A. Dodgers (Ryu 3-2) at N.Y. Mets
(deGrom 0-1), 7:10 p.m.
M
ilwaukee (Lohse 5-1) at Atlanta
(E.Santana 4-1), 7:10 p.m.
P
hiladelphia (K.Kendrick 0-4) at Miami
(Eovaldi 2-2), 7:10 p.m.
Arizona (McCarthy 1-6) at St. Louis
(Wacha 3-3), 8:15 p.m.
S
an Francisco (M.Cain 1-3) at Colorado
(Chacin 0-2), 8:40 p.m.
M
innesota (P.Hughes 4-1) at San Diego
(T.Ross 5-3), 10:10 p.m.
American League
By The Associated Press
East Division
W L Pct
New York
23 20 .535
Baltimore
22 20 .524
Toronto
23 22 .511
Boston
20 23 .465
Tampa Bay
19 26 .422
Central Division
W L Pct
Detroit
27 13 .675
Kansas City
22 22 .500
Minnesota
21 21 .500
Chicago
22 24 .478
Cleveland
20 25 .444
West Division
W L Pct
Oakland
28 16 .636
Los Angeles
24 20 .545
GB

1/2
1
3
5
GB

7
7
8
9 1/2
GB

4
Seattle
Texas
Houston
21 22 .488 6 1/2
21 23 .477
7
17 28 .378 11 1/2
———
Sunday’s Games
O
akland 13, Cleveland 3
N
.Y. Yankees 4, Pittsburgh 3, 1st game
K
ansas City 8, Baltimore 6
H
ouston 8, Chicago White Sox 2
S
eattle 6, Minnesota 2
Texas 6, Toronto 2
L
.A. Angels 6, Tampa Bay 2
P
ittsburgh 5, N.Y. Yankees 3, 2nd game
Detroit 6, Boston 2
Monday’s Games
C
leveland 5, Detroit 4, 10 innings
C
hicago White Sox 7, Kansas City 6
H
ouston 5, L.A. Angels 2
Tuesday’s Games
B
altimore (Mi.Gonzalez 1-3) at Pittsburgh (Liriano 0-3), 7:05 p.m.
D
etroit (Verlander 5-2) at Cleveland
(Bauer 0-1), 7:05 p.m.
O
akland (Pomeranz 3-1) at Tampa Bay
(Odorizzi 2-3), 7:10 p.m.
T
oronto (Happ 2-1) at Boston (Doubront
2-3), 7:10 p.m.
N
.Y. Yankees (Tanaka 6-0) at Chicago
Cubs (Hammel 4-2), 8:05 p.m.
S
eattle (Iwakuma 2-0) at Texas (Lewis
3-2), 8:05 p.m.
C
hicago White Sox (Rienzo 3-0) at
Kansas City (Ventura 2-3), 8:10 p.m.
H
ouston (Feldman 2-1) at L.A. Angels
(Skaggs 3-1), 10:05 p.m.
M
innesota (Correia 1-5) at San Diego
(Kennedy 2-5), 10:10 p.m.
Wednesday’s Games
D
etroit (Scherzer 6-1) at Cleveland
(McAllister 3-4), 12:05 p.m.
S
eattle (C.Young 3-1) at Texas
(Tepesch 0-0), 2:05 p.m.
N
.Y. Yankees (Whitley 0-0) at Chicago
Cubs (Samardzija 0-4), 2:20 p.m.
Baltimore (Tillman 4-2) at Pittsburgh
(W.Rodriguez 0-2), 7:05 p.m.
O
akland (Milone 1-3) at Tampa Bay
(Bedard 2-1), 7:10 p.m.
T
oronto (Hutchison 2-3) at Boston
(Buchholz 2-3), 7:10 p.m.
C
hicago White Sox (Quintana 2-3) at
Kansas City (Guthrie 2-3), 8:10 p.m.
H
ouston (McHugh 2-2) at L.A. Angels
(Weaver 4-3), 10:05 p.m.
M
innesota (P.Hughes 4-1) at San Diego
(T.Ross 5-3), 10:10 p.m.
Major League Soccer
By The Associated Press
EASTERN CONFERENCE
W L T Pts GF GA
New England 6 3 2 20 19 13
Sporting KCity 5 4 2 17 16 10
Houston
5 5 2 17 16 19
D.C.
4 3 3 15 14 12
New York
3 4 5 14 18 19
Columbus
3 4 4 13 13 14
Toronto FC
4 4 0 12 9 9
Chicago
2 2 6 12 19 19
Philadelphia
2 6 5 11 15 20
Montreal
1 5 4 7 8 18
WESTERN CONFERENCE
W L T Pts GF GA
Seattle
8 3 1 25 23 19
Real SaltLake 6 0 5 23 23 13
FC Dallas
5 5 2 17 21 20
Vancouver
4 2 4 16 16 12
Colorado
4 4 3 15 12 14
San Jose
2 4 4 10 10 12
Chivas USA
2 5 4 10 13 20
Portland
1 3 7 10 16 19
Los Angeles
2 3 3 9 8 7
N
OTE: Three points for victory, one
point for tie.
———
Wednesday’s Games
P
hiladelphia 2, Sporting Kansas City 1
Saturday’s Games
T
oronto FC 2, New York 0
N
ew England 5, Philadelphia 3
D
.C. United 1, Montreal 1, tie
H
ouston 1, Los Angeles 0
F
C Dallas 1, Chivas USA 1, tie
R
eal Salt Lake 2, Colorado 1
S
eattle FC 1, San Jose 0
P
ortland 3, Columbus 3, tie
Sunday’s Games
C
hicago 2, Sporting Kansas City 1
Wednesday, May 21
H
ouston at D.C. United, 7 p.m.
F
C Dallas at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.
Friday, May 23
T
oronto FC at Sporting Kansas City,
8:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 24
P
ortland at New York, 7 p.m.
S
eattle FC at Vancouver, 7 p.m.
C
hicago at Columbus, 7:30 p.m.
D
.C. United at New England, 7:30 p.m.
M
ontreal at Colorado, 9 p.m.
F
C Dallas at Real Salt Lake, 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 25
P
hiladelphia at Los Angeles, 8 p.m.
H
ouston at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.
WNBA Standings
By The Associated Press
All Times EDT
EASTERN CONFERENCE
W L Pct
GB
Atlanta
2 0 1.000

Chicago
2 0 1.000

New York
1 1 .500
1
Washington
0 1 .000 1 1/2
Connecticut
0 2 .000
2
Indiana
0 2 .000
2
WESTERN CONFERENCE
W L Pct
GB
Minnesota
2 0 1.000

Phoenix
2 0 1.000

Los Angeles
1 1 .500
1
San Antonio
1 1 .500
1
Tulsa
0 1 .000 1 1/2
Seattle
0 2 .000
2
———
Sunday’s Games
M
innesota 90, Connecticut 87, OT
P
hoenix 74, Los Angeles 69
Monday’s Games
N
o games scheduled
Tuesday’s Games
N
o games scheduled
Wednesday’s Games
C
onnecticut at Chicago, 12:30 p.m.
Monday’s Transactions
By The Associated Press
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MINNESOTA TWINS — Recalled OF
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NEW YORK YANKEES — Assigned
RHP Bruce Billings outright to Scranton/
Wilkes-Barre (IL). Optioned RHP Jose
Ramirez to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Optioned
RHP Marcus Stroman to Buffalo (IL).
National League
MIAMI MARLINS — Signed INF
Miguel Tejada to a minor league contract. Released RHP Carlos Marmol.
PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Optioned
RHP Brandon Cumpton to Indianapolis
(IL).
BASKETBALL
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MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES — Fired CEO
Jason Levien and director of player personnel Stu Lash. Announced general
manager Chris Wallace will assume
responsibilities of interim director of
basketball operations.
ORLANDO MAGIC — Entered into a
three-year single affiliation partnership
with Erie (NBADL) beginning with the
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BALTIMORE RAVENS — Signed G
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Named Joe Schoen director of player
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MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Signed LB
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Waived G Conor Boffeli and QB Travis
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NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS —
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NEW YORK JETS — Signed LB A.J.
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Released WR Dwight Jones and OL
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OAKLAND RAIDERS — Claimed WR
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Signed LB Bojay Filimoeatu and CB
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PITTSBURGH STEELERS — Signed
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SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Signed TE
Rashaun Allen, DE Cassius Marsh and
G Nate Isles. Terminated the contract of
TE Travis Beckum. Released CB
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TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS —
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TENNESSEE TITANS — Agreed to
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Braves oust Col. City in dual; Squaws’ solid D posts win
The Braves made due
with what they had at the
plate Monday night rocking another conference
victory over Columbia
City at home, 3-1.
R yan
Okoniewski
pitched a complete game
victory for the Braves
allowing just one run on
seven scattered hits with
zero walks and four K's.
"Tonight was a great
game," Bellmont coach
Ben Fawbush noted.
"Ryan pitched extremely well and I couldn't
have asked for more of
him.  His off-speed stuff
was working well mixed
with his fastball."
The Eagles opened up
the scoring in the top of
the first as Travis Herbst
and Keaton Reed each
singled to start the game.
Ryan Kerschner's double
plated Herbst to put runners on second and third
with nobody out and the
Braves down a run.
After
Okoniewski
buckled down for a
strikeout, Trace Bauer
caught a liner at third
and stepped on the bag
for a rally-killing double
play to end the inning
and the harm.
Bellmont would recover the run in the bottom
half when Brett Baker
singled, then stole second
and third before scoring
on a passed ball.
In the bottom of the
third, Bellmont would
open up a two-run lead
witha two-out rally as
Baker stroked his second hit of the game to
get things started. Jake
Hall would come up big
the next at-bat tripling to
right field scoring Baker
and giving the Braves
BRAVES (11-11)
AB
Brune
3
Hall
3
Baker
3
Bauer
0
Hilyard
2
Shinabery
2
Zeser
2
Boyd
2
Okoniewski 2
O'Campo
2
Totals
21
the lead for good.
Hall would steal home
for the third run of the
game.
Brett (Baker) changed
up his approach to hitting and it showed today,"
praised Fawbush.
The center-fielder was
2-3 on the day scoring
two of the three Bellmont
runs with two of the five
hits.
The rest of the game
was a battle for both
teams to get runners on
base as Okoniewski and
lefty Ross Elkins battled
the rest of the way on the
hill. Elkins took the loss
allowing three runs on
just five hits walking one
and striking out four.
"Give credit to their
pitcher," noted Fawbush.
"He did well and was
above average for them.
He was one of the few
lefties we have seen that
was good this year."
Hall, Josh Brune and
Jordan Hilyard secured
the other three hits in
the game for the Braves,
while Bauer drew the
game's only walk between
the two pitchers.
Bellmont
improves
to 11-11 on the season
with the win and 2-3 in
conference. The Braves
travel to East Noble
tonight starting at 5 p.m.
in another NHC bout.
Score By innings
Col. City 100 000
Bellmont 102 000
R
0
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
X
H RBI
1 0
1 1
2 0
0 0
1 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
5 1
170
352
SQUAWS
KNOCK
OFF KNIGHTS
Bellmont
softball
secured their second win
in three tries Monday
night as well as their
first conference win of
the season downing East
Noble 5-1 at the Teepee.
The Knights started
out the game with their
only run of the contest in
the top of the first when
Kristyn Atz walked with
one out. Atz advanced
to third on a passed
ball, then scored on a
Mackenzie Corbin double.
Squaws' hurler Beka
Wilder would get out
of the jam behind her
defense
getting
two
ground balls to limit the
damage.
Wilder would match
solid pitching efforts
with East Noble's Jordan
Speaker keeping the
game scoreless until the
bottom of the fifth.
Bellmont
scored
two runs starting with
Madison Thrailkill's single in the infield. Janaya
Wilder pushed the runner to second on a sacrifice bunt and Courtney
Scherer's
grounder
moved her to third base.
Sadie Alberson's two-out
Col. City 1, Bellmont 3
EAGLES (10-15)
AB R H RBI
Herbst
4
1
1 0
Reed
2
0
1 0
Kerschner
3
0
2 1
Steinke
3
0
0 0
Bolt
3
0
0 0
Elkins
3
0
2 0
Wolfe
3
0
0 0
Dailey
3
0
1 0
Ormsby
3
0
0 0
Totals
27
1
7 1
BHS downs Bulldogs, 4-1
NEW HAVEN— Bellmont picked up another NHC
victory on the tennis courts Monday night downing
the New Haven Bulldogs 4-1 on the road.
The Bulldogs lone victory came in a 6-3, 6-2
win from Hannah Cordes over Bellmont's Jenna
Fenwick at two singles.
"Despite the loss, she played a great match and
made her opponent work for the win," praised BHS
coach Quinci Huffine.
The Squaws earned a win at one singles when
Kylie Beery squeaked out a 7-5, 7-6 (11-9) victory
over Taylor Erdly in what was the tightest match of
the contest.
"Kylie has been on a pretty good winning streak,"
noted Huffine. "She has gained a lot of great experience playing tough opponents and has developed
into a versatile player this season."
Brielle Adams took care of business in the
three-singles match as the frosh took down senior
Sydney Langford 6-3, 6-1.
In doubles, Miranda Voglewede and Macy Phegley
were winners over Audrey Fritcha and Rachael
Meredith in three sets 6-2, 5-7, 2-6 coming from
behind.
Mindy Loshe and Mikayla Voglewede also battled
back from down a set to top Olivia Casterline and
Andrea Jordan 7-5, 2-6, 2-6 in the two doubles
match-up.
There were no JV matches against the
Bulldogs.
Bellmont is now 6-9 on the year heading into
sectional play this week.
Bellmont track camp slated
The annual Bellmont boys and girls track and
field camp for students who will complete grades
two through eight this spring will be held June
9-13 it was recently announced by BHS coach Carl
Risch.
Risch and a group of past and present high
school team members will help run the camp and
each day the campers will be exposed to different
events connected to track and field.
single kept the inning
going scoring Thrailkill
and Beka Wilder helped
herself with a double to
center scoring Alberson.
"We have talked about
the importance of the
two-out hits and Sadie
and Beka came up huge
in the fifth inning for us,"
noted BHS coach Sandy
Busick.
The Squaws would
add insurance in the
sixth when Madison
Cook reached on an error
by the second baseman.
After a flyout to second, Thrailkill reached
on an error by the first
baseman with two outs.
Janaya Wilder's walk
loaded the bases and the
Squaws would cash in
with two outs once again
when Scherer reached
on an error scoring Cook
and Thrailkill. Wilder
advanced to third then
scored on a passed ball
the next at-bat for the
third run of the inning.
"Our team came up big
on senior night," praised
Busick. "This was our
first errorless game and
it felt great. Beka has
been getting more and
more confident on the
mound and we have
moved Janaya from first
to shortstop and she has
made some great plays."
Seven
dif ferent
Squaws were responsible for the seven hits in
the game for Bellmont
as Maddi Malone and
Ashley Hamrick also
managed singles in the
game.
Wilder earned the win
on the mound allowing just one run on four
hits with three walks
and a strikeout. Speaker
Sports Highlights
By Dylan Malone
The cost of the camp is $25 per camper which
includes a camp t-shirt and supplies for the fiveday event. A registration form (available in all
North Adams schools) and the camp fee is due on
or by the first day of camp. Checks should be made
payable to Bellmont Track and Field Camp.
Questions concerning the camp should be directed to Risch at 724-8588.
NABL seeks more umpires
The North Adams Baseball League is looking for
extra umpires for the season for the Double A (7-8
year olds), Triple A (9-10 year olds) and Majors
(11-12 year old) division.  If you are interested in
making some extra money and have experience
please contact league president Scott Christner at
scottchristner@hotmail.com.
Baker announces b-ball camp
The Bellmont Braves basketball coaching staff
is excited to announce the dates for the upcoming
2014 Braves basketball day camp. This summer’s
day camp will run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on June
5 and 6 as well as from 9 a.m. until noon on June
7. This camp is open to boys in grades K-7 (grade
based on the 2013-2014 School Year) that attend
either Southeast, Northwest, BMS, St. Joe, Zion,
Wyneken, or St. Peter. Players are also requested
to have plans to attend BHS in the future.
  The camp is designed for players of all skill
levels with a focus on teaching fundamental basketball skills while providing a positive and fun
environment. Each day will include fundamental
work, individual skills contests, team competitions,
swimming, and much more.
  The Bellmont coaching staff and players will
earned the loss allowing four runs on seven
hits with four K's in 5.2
innings of work before
Kirstyn Wolf relieved for
the final out of the sixth
inning allowing a run on
a walk with a K.
The Squaws travel to
Snider tonight starting
at 5 p.m.
E. Noble 1, Bellmont 5
KNIGHTS (11-10)
AB R
Schrock
3 0
Atz
2 1
Corbin
3 0
Rainey
3 0
Koegler
3 0
Brennan
2 0
H RBI
0 0
1 0
1 1
0 0
0 0
1 0
Speaker
Wolf
Franks
Slone
Totals
2
1
1
3
23
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
4
SQUAWS (5-15)
AB
J. Wilder
2
Scherer
4
Alberson
4
B. Wilder
3
Gephart
3
Malone
3
Cook
3
Hamrick
3
Thrailkill
3
Totals
28
R
1
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
2
5
H RBI
0 0
1 0
1 1
1 1
0 0
1 0
1 0
1 0
1 0
7 2
Score By Innings
E. Noble 100 000 0
Bellmont 000 023 X
0
0
0
0
1
144
570
FINDING THEIR SWINGS— Bellmont’s Jake Hall
explodes on a ball during the Coaches vs. Cancer
Classic earlier this year. Hall’s triple against Columbia
City was key in the win Monday night. (Photo by
Dylan Malone)
offer individual instruction and encouragement
to all campers. Camp registration brochures are
available at Southeast, Northwest, BMS, St. Joe,
Zion, Wyneken, and St. Peter and will be due by
Friday, May 23. If you have any questions, contact
Coach John Baker at bakerj@nadams.k12.in.us or
724-3137.
National Sports Briefs...
PRO BASKETBALL
NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA charged Donald
Sterling on Monday with damaging the league and
its teams by making racist comments, setting up a
June 3 hearing after which owners could vote to terminate his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers.
The league also said the banned owner has
engaged in other conduct that has impaired its relationship with fans and merchandising partners.
‘‘All of these acts provide grounds for termination under several provisions of the NBA constitution and related agreements,’’ the league said in a
statement.
Sterling was banned for life and fined $2.5 million by Commissioner Adam Silver after the release
of a recording in which he made racist remarks.
He has until May 27 to respond to the charge,
and the right to appear at the hearing and make
a presentation before the board of governors. He
has the right to a lawyer at the hearing, but strict
courtroom rules of evidence would not apply.
HORSE RACING
NEW YORK (AP) — California Chrome can
breathe easy — he’s allowed to wear a nasal strip
when he goes for the Triple Crown in the Belmont
Stakes on June 7.
Belmont Park stewards cleared the horse to
use the strip that opens his nasal passages, just
as he did in winning the Kentucky Derby and
Preakness.
New York tracks have a rule prohibiting any
equipment not specifically approved by stewards,
and nasal strips were not on the list. A statement
from the New York Racing Association and the
state’s Gaming Commission said the track’s three
stewards unanimously agreed to lift the ban.
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