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Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Verse of the Day | January 27, 2015
VERSE

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Chuckle of the day | January 27, 2015
Today’s Chuckle
School bus driver: someone who thought they liked children. ...

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Town & County | January 27, 2015
Town and County
CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY TODAY is Griffin Griest, 4, the son of Sara and Bryan Griest of Butler. Items for Town & County should be submitted on weekdays no later than 4 p.m. the day before requested publication. ...

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Business Briefs | January 27, 2015
IN BRIEF
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh is one of the latest cities to use solar-powered BigBelly waste containers to cut down on littering. The 10 units have been purchased and installed using a $65,000 grant from the Alcoa Foundation. The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership says the double-wide cans have two ...

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Senior Events | January 27, 2015
SENIOR EVENTS & MENUS
Butler Tanglewood 10 Austin Ave., Lyndora Open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday Wednesday — Movie day, 9:30 a.m.; card party and game night, donate a paper product, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 3 — Seniors for safe driving, registration required, noon to 4 p.m. Chicora Moose Hall lower level, West Sl...

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Bulletin Board | January 27, 2015
BULLETIN BOARD
Today Butler County Produce to people, 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Butler City Farm Market, 205 S. Chestnut St., for people in need. Take boxes or bags. For more information, contact Dave Miller at the Lighthouse, 724-586-5554, Ext. 34, or davemiller@thelighthousefoundation.com. FREE COMMUNITY MEAL, 5 to 6 ...

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Our Opinion | January 27, 2015
Good intentions don’t make ‘Silencing Act’ a good idea
Two wrongs don’t make a right, especially when they pertain to a convicted cop-killer and the Pennsylvania Legislature. The convict in this case, journalist and author Mumia Abu-Jamal, is serving a life sentence at the Mahanoy State Correctional Facility in Frackville for the 1981 murder of ...

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Letters to the Editor | January 27, 2015
Correction
A story in Monday’s Eagle on fundraising by St. Killian Parish did not mention that some of the $20.4 million would pay off construction debt on the parish center and construction debt on the parish school. If we make a substantive error, we want to correct it. If you believe that an error ha...

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Letters to the Editor | January 27, 2015
Prayer support
Middlesex Township supervisors Mike Spreng, Donald P. Marshall and James “Hap” Evans were elected to serve as our leaders. Over the past 24 months I have witnessed them having to make some of the most controversial decisions in the township’s history. The decisions are not easy on...

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Letters to the Editor | January 27, 2015
OPEC’s gambit
I am not sure our people and especially our government see the big picture of what is going on with OPEC in general and Saudi Arabia specifically. Their continued high-volume oil production has driven oil prices down and had deleterious effects on Russia and Venezuela and helped to temporarily lower...

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Other Voices | January 27, 2015
Syria: A conspicuous U.S. failure
In 2011, the U.S. ambassador to Syria, a mild-mannered diplomat named Robert S. Ford, became the face of American support for the Arab Spring when he boldly visited opponents to the brutal regime of Bashar Assad in the northern city of Hama. In 2014, Ford quit, saying he could not defend the Obama ...

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Other Voices | January 27, 2015
OTHER VOICES
Albert Einstein famously said “God doesn't play dice” with the universe: Everything is by design. But could getting cancer be a random roll of dice? Could it be cancer is more about bad luck than heredity, unhealthy behaviors or harmful exposure to a range of environmental toxins and po...

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Focus Features | January 27, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Schnur 50th anniversary
Dale and Linda Schnur of Butler and Avon Park, Fla., celebrated 50 years of marriage with an anniversary party for family and friends at the Herman Banquet Hall in Herman. Schnur married the former Linda Haust on Oct. 10, 1964, at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church in Butler. They have six children, ...

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Focus Features | January 27, 2015
100-year-old barber still going
NANTICOKE — When Zel Vici opened his barber shop in 1935, Ron Roenigk was still 48 years away from being born. Roenigk, a 31-year-old graduate student at Penn State University in State College, traveled two hours to Nanticoke on a recent Friday to get a haircut from Vici, the 100-year-old ico...

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Focus Features | January 27, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Is there a gazing globe in your garden’s future?
Did I see a glint of mocking laughter in a friend’s eyes when I mentioned the new addition to my garden, a gazing globe? These mirrored glass ornaments were popular until about 50 years ago, when they fell from their pedestals, figuratively speaking. They’re now making a comeback, stra...

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Milestones | January 27, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Kocian 40th anniversary
Ronald and Ina May Kocian of Chicora will celebrate 40 years of marriage this week. Kocian married the former Ina May Sarnowski on Jan. 31, 1975, at St. Sebastian Roman Catholic Church in Pittsburgh. They have two children, Theresa Miller of Hilliards and Sandra Kocian of Chicora. They also have ...

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Milestones | January 27, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Rottman 50th anniversary
Larry and Linda Rottman of Butler will celebrate 50 years of marriage with an Alaskan cruise this summer. Rottman married the former Mary Linda Spohn on Jan. 23, 1965, at St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church in Butler. They have three children, Michael of Butler, Mark of Chicago and Jef...

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Local News | January 27, 2015
Corrections
Harold Ray Moyer sold property at 114 Seneca School Drive, Jackson Township, to the Seneca Valley School District for $100,000. An incorrect real estate transaction about that property was listed in the Jan. 5 edition. ...

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Local News | January 27, 2015
Roundabout being discussed at Clinton Twp. intersection
CLINTON TWP — Plans to build the second traffic roundabout in Butler County may soon be under way. The proposed project would be at the intersection of state routes 228 and 2005 in Clinton Township. A meeting and public display of the project will be Thursday. The meeting will be from 3 to 4...

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Local News | January 27, 2015
Developers scale back village plans
CRANBERRY TWP — The developers of the Village of Cranberry Woods are scaling back plans for the development, eliminating several restaurants, a parking garage and other buildings. Ron Henshaw, director of community development for the township, said Monday that officials with the Madison Grou...

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Local News | January 27, 2015
County to return $49,000 from sale of Sunnyview
In the end, it appears Butler County will give back only about $49,000 of the $20.4 million from the sale of the Sunnyview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. In the original sales exchange, Investment 360 of New Jersey last May paid the county based on estimates in a number of variables related to ...

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Local News | January 27, 2015
County school scores varied
Standardized test scores of students in Butler County varied by school districts and often seem to have a correlation to income levels. Students in the Mars School District earned the county's highest average test scores while students in the Karns City and Moniteau school districts earned some of ...

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Local News | January 27, 2015
Chili Golf Open slated Feb. 21
EVANS CITY — Golfers and those who have never touched a club can shake off their cabin fever next month at the sixth annual BASF Chili Golf Open. Normally held at the end of January, this year’s event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 21 at EDCO Park on Route 68. All proceeds b...

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Local News | January 27, 2015
Don’t miss out Jeep parade spots going fast
ZELIENOPLE — The spots for the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival parade are going fast. More than 20 percent of the spots available for the parade in June already have been reserved less than a week after registration opened. Patti Jo Lambert, an organizer and spokesman for the festival, said M...

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Local News | January 27, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Former store owner dies
A former longtime owner of a well-known Butler department store died Sunday. Arthur Jaffe, 93, died at his home in Delray Beach, Fla., after a short illness. From 1948 to 1979, he was a partner in the family business, I.M. Jaffe & Sons, which operated retail stores in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michig...

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Local News | January 27, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Prosecutor seeks district judge seat
A county prosecutor is seeking election this year to succeed retiring District Judge Pete Shaffer. William B.T. Fullerton, an assistant district attorney since 1996, recently announced his candidacy for the post that covers Butler. A first-time candidate for elected office, Fullerton, 51, of Butle...

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Local News | January 27, 2015
Sign Innovation plans to build facility in Zelie
ZELIENOPLE — Sign Innovation, a Harmony-based company that makes custom signs for businesses, plans to build a facility in the borough this year. Borough council Monday night voted to give preliminary approval to a subdivision and land development plan for a property on Halstead Boulevard. T...

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Local News | January 27, 2015
St. Kilian prepares project
CRANBERRY TWP — Seven years after opening its new parish center, St. Kilian’s parish is ready to embark on its next project: a new church. The parish is in the design phase for a $10 million building and hopes to break ground this year. Following a recent fundraising drive, the parish ...

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Local News | January 27, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Rossi pushes for canonization
A former Cranberry Township pastor is in the news again, this time for his attempt to get Pittsburgh Pirates legend Roberto Clemente canonized as a Catholic saint. Richard Rossi, who in 1996 escaped an attempted homicide charge after a mistrial was declared in the beating of his wife, is mounting a...

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Local News | January 27, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Butler County Drivers Slip, Sliding Away
County residents who have dug out from snowfalls of 6 inches or more are now turning their attention to a forecast of dropping temperatures and the possibility of freezing rain. The snow that covered the area Sunday night and all day Monday put down the most in the Cabot area, which got 7 inches, t...

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Local News | January 27, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Snow day
Lily Stenman, 8, of Butler plays in the snow Monday at her house. Butler County children got the day off school Monday after snow enveloped the region, but the sun is forecast to make an appearance today and Wednesday. ...

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Pennsylvania | January 27, 2015
State Senate GOP sues Wolf over ouster of appointee
HARRISBURG — Republicans who control the Pennsylvania Senate sued Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday over his firing of his predecessor's appointee as head of the state Office of Open Records, adding fuel to a partisan clash during the new chief executive's first week in office. The lawsuit f...

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Pennsylvania | January 27, 2015
STATE
BRADDOCK HILLS — Authorities say two suspects were arrested and at least two guns confiscated at a school near Pittsburgh. Officials locked down the Propel elementary and high school in Braddock Hills after an armed person was reported at about 2:30 p.m. Monday. Officers from about 20 depart...

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National | January 27, 2015
Medicare to transform how it pays doctors, hospitals
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration outlined ambitious new goals Monday to transform over the next four years the way that the gargantuan Medicare program pays doctors and hospitals, rewarding providers that achieve better outcomes for patients rather than those that just do more. The move ...

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National | January 27, 2015
Philanthropist Cindra Ladd is latest Bill Cosby accuser
LOS ANGELES — A philanthropist and former entertainment exec has become the latest in a string of alleged victims to accuse entertainer Bill Cosby of sexual assault. The accusation by Cindra Ladd, the wife of former 20th Century Fox President Alan Ladd Jr., came on the same day the entertaine...

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National | January 27, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Storm pounds Mass.
NEW YORK — A storm packing blizzard conditions spun up the East Coast early today, pounding coastal eastern Long Island into Maine with high winds and heavy snow, but it failed to live up to the hype in big cities like Philadelphia and New York, which canceled its travel ban amid better-than-e...

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International | January 27, 2015
Obama to pay his respects
NEW DELHI — President Barack Obama was leading a bipartisan delegation of lawmakers, senior U.S. officials and two former secretaries of state to Saudi Arabia Tuesday to pay respects to the royal family following King Abdullah’s death. Obama cut short the final day of his visit to India...

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Police Reports | January 27, 2015
POLICE REPORTS
These items have been collected from various police departments. ...

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Tomorrow's Headlines | January 27, 2015
HEADLINES
1. The Butler County pension fund rose by $2 million in the last three months, but not enough for county retirees to get a cost of living increase. 2. The bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh visits a church in Butler County. ...

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News Extra | January 27, 2015
Rev. Bober leaves school to plan new church
CRANBERRY TWP — Bishop David Zubik has released The Rev. Charles Bober as president of Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School, according to a news release Tuesday from the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh. Zubik made the decision to allow Bober to dedicate his time to planning the constructi...

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Death Notices | January 27, 2015
DEATH LIST
John William Davis, Butler Betty Jane Milligan Evans, Portersville Father Bernard Finerty, OFM Cap., Cumberland, Md. Robert F. Kappeler, Butler Frank D. “Mike” Moser, Saxonburg Edward Not...

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Birthday Tributes | January 27, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Anna F. Ferrere
In loving memory of our beloved mom and grandma Anna F. Ferrere whose 86th birthday is today January 27, 2015. BIRTHDAYS IN HEAVEN Are there birthdays in Heaven? Does the angel blow his horn announcing to everybody this is the day you were born? Can the stars be your balloons? And angel food ...

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In Memoriams | January 27, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Judy Winrader
In loving memory of our beloved wife, mother, grand-mother and great grand-mother Judy Winrader who passed away one year ago today. The house is now so quiet That echoed with your laughter, And hearts you filled with gladness Yearn now for God’s hereafter; For then these hearts that miss ...

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In Memoriams | January 27, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Shirely Hassler
In loving memory of our beloved mother and grand-mother Shirely Hassler who passed away two years ago today. Sunshine passes, shadows fall, Love’s remembrance outlasts all. And tho the years be many or few, They are filled with remembrance of you. ...

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In Memoriams | January 27, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Judy Winrader
In loving memory of our beloved mother, Judy Winrader who passed away one year ago today. In our hearts your memory lingers, Sweetly tender, fond and true There is not a day, dear mother, That we do not think of you. ...

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In Memoriams | January 27, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
John L. Johnston
In loving memory of John L. Johnston August 20, 1933 – January 27 2012 I thought of you today, but that is nothing new, I thought about you yesterday, and days before that too. I think of you in silence, and often speak your name. All I have are memories, and your picture in a frame Your...

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In Memoriams | January 27, 2015
Elijah Lunsford, Sam Bucci, Trevor Barkley
In loving memory of Elijah Lunsford, Sam Bucci, Trevor Barkley. Five years ago, we lost you all. Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed, every year. Gone, but never forgotten. We love you all. ...

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Professional Baseball | January 27, 2015
Yanks may deny A-Rod $6 million
NEW YORK — The New York Yankees are thinking about not making a $6 million payment to Alex Rodriguez if he hits six home runs and ties Willie Mays at 660 for fourth all-time. Rodriguez and the team have a separate marketing agreement that called for $6 million payments for up to five mileston...

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Professional Baseball | January 27, 2015
Manfred takes over as MLB commissioner
NEW YORK — Rob Manfred knows he’ll get pounded now that he’s baseball commissioner — his name is printed in blue script on the sweet spot between the seams of every big league ball. “Probably good if I get hit hard,” he said, smiling and laughing, during an inter...

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Professional Football | January 27, 2015
Kraft demands apology
CHANDLER, Ariz. — The New England Patriots came out swinging upon their arrival at the Super Bowl. Not star quarterback Tom Brady or All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis. Not coach Bill Belichick, either. Robert Kraft. The team owner on Monday night demanded an apology from the league once the...

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Professional Hockey | January 27, 2015
Flyers’ Rinaldo gets 8 games
NEW YORK — The NHL has suspended Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo for eight games for charging and boarding Penguins defenseman Kris Letang. Rinaldo is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the league’s labor agreement. He loses $73,170.72 in salary, which goes to the players’...

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Professional Hockey | January 27, 2015
Penguins plagued by injuries
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby will miss Tuesday night’s game against Winnipeg after undergoing treatment for a lower-body injury. Coach Mike Johnston says there’s a possibility Crosby could return on Wednesday when Pittsburgh plays in Washington. The two-ti...

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Other Professional Sports | January 27, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Nadal defeated in quarterfinal
MELBOURNE, Australia — Rafael Nadal has joined Roger Federer on the sidelines at the Australian Open, taking their combined 31 Grand Slam singles titles with them. On the women’s side, second-seeded Maria Sharapova, who beat Eugenie Bouchard on Tuesday, and Ekaterina Makarova are still ...

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College Basketball | January 27, 2015
BC3 basketball nets 81-68 win Monday
The Butler County Community College men’s basketball team earned an 81-68 victory against visiting Penn Highlands on Monday. Alex Alverez put up a double-double with 31 points and 14 rebounds, Austin Miller did likewise with 15 points and 10 rebounds and Shae Stobert had 13 points for the Pio...

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College Football | January 27, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Rock football celebrates title
SLIPPERY ROCK — The Slippery Rock University football program made history in 2014 — and celebrated it Sunday. The annual Rock Football Banquet was held at the Robert M. Smith Student Center. “The 2014 season will go down in history as the year the PSAC championship came back hom...

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High School Basketball | January 27, 2015
Prep games postponed
Following are high school basketball games that were postponed Monday due to inclement weather. If provided, rescheduled times and dates for varsity games are included. Girls North Allegheny at Butler, 6 p.m. today Shaler at Seneca Valley, 6 p.m. today Deer Lakes at Knoch, 6 p.m. today ...

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High School Football | January 27, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Hathaway leaving Rockets
SLIPPERY ROCK — Brendan Hathaway, who has led the Slippery Rock High football team to back-to-back 10-0 regular season records, resigned Monday night. Hathaway is leaving the Rockets to take the head football coaching position at Moon High School. “I'm from Pittsburgh. My mom and dad l...

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Other High School Sports | January 27, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Facing adversity
MIDDLESEX TWP — Butler hockey coach Patrick Hammonds talked about being consistent throughout the peaks and valleys of the season. How his team responds from the current valley it's in will determine how the Golden Tornado's Class AAA playoff seeding will shake out. Butler, which lost 5-0 to...

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High School Round Up | January 27, 2015
Butler wrestlers 3rd at CV duals
Butler 182-pounder Nick Roth went 5-0 with three pins in individual bouts and helped the Golden Tornado place third at the 12-team Chartiers Valley Wrestling Duals over the weekend. Going 4-1 for Butler were Isaiah Christy (106 pounds), Caleb Baxter (138), Donovan Malovich (145), Hank Finan (152) a...

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Amateur Bowling | January 27, 2015
BOWLING
Casino League Standings: Desert Inn 10-2, Tropicana 8-4, Ceaser’s OPalace 7-5, Bally’s 7-5, Paris 6-6, Mandalay Bay 6-6, Excaliber 6-6, MGM 4-8, Harrah’s 3-9, Mirage 3-9 High women’s game and series-Sis Pinto 209-572 High men’s game and series-Bill Fay 221-581 Coins...

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In Brief | January 27, 2015
IN BRIEF
Kobe Bryant will have surgery Wednesday on his torn right rotator cuff, likely ending his 19th season with the Los Angeles Lakers. The team announced Bryant's surgery Monday. He injured his shoulder last week in New Orleans. The Lakers will announce a timetable for Bryant's recovery after surgery,...

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In Brief | January 27, 2015
IN BRIEF
PITTSBURGH — The Butler Catholic fifth-sixth grade boys basketball team will play St. Gregory of Zelienople at 3:15 p.m. Saturday at the A.J. Palumbo Center. The game will precede the George Mason-Duquesne college basketball game. Butler Catholic team members include Nathan Higgins, Sean LeM...

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Trivia | January 27, 2015
TRIVIA
Who are the only three to win a Super Bowl as a player and a coach? ...

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Scoreboard | January 27, 2015
EVENTS
Boys Basketball North Allegheny at Butler, 7:30 p.m. Shaler at Seneca Valley, 7:30 p.m. Deer Lakes at Knoch, 6 p.m. Highlands at Mars, 6 p.m. Leechburg at CW North Catholic, 6 p.m. Freeport at Valley, 6 p.m. A-C Valley at Karns City, 6 p.m. George Junior Republic at Slippery Rock, 6 p.m. Gr...

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Scoreboard | January 27, 2015
FOOTBALL
By The Associated Press All Times EST Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 3 Carolina 27, Arizona 16 Baltimore 30, Pittsburgh 17 Sunday, Jan. 4 Indianapolis 26, Cincinnati 10 Dallas 24, Detroit 20 Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 10 New England 35, Baltimore 31 Seattle 31, Carolina 17 Su...

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Scoreboard | January 27, 2015
HOCKEY
By The Associated Press All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 48 30 14 4 64 156 127 Detroit 47 27 11 9 63 139 119 Montreal 45 29 13 3 61 123 106 Boston 48 25 16 7 57 126 121 Florida 44 20 14 10 50 107 122 Ottawa 46 19 18 9 47 126 128 Toronto 48 2...

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Scoreboard | January 27, 2015
ON THE AIR
MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Nebraska at Michigan ESPN2 — West Virginia at Kansas St. ESPNEWS — Tulsa at Tulane ESPNU — Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech FS1 — Xavier at Georgetown 9 p.m. ESPN — Florida at Alabama ESPNEWS — Baylor at Oklahoma St...

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Scoreboard | January 27, 2015
DEALS
Monday’s Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Agreed to terms with INF Ryan Flaherty and RHP Bud Norris on one-year contracts. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Agreed to terms with LHP Joe Paterson, RHP Brian Broderick, C J.C. Boscan, OF...

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Scoreboard | January 27, 2015
TENNIS
By The Associated Press Tuesday At Melbourne Park Melbourne, Australia Purse: $32.9 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Men Quarterfinals Tomas Berdych (7), Czech Republic, def. Rafael Nadal (3), Spain, 6-2, 6-0, 7-6 (5). Women Quarterfinals Ekaterina Makarova (10), Russia...

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Scoreboard | January 27, 2015
BASEBALL
NEW YORK — The 62 remaining free agents (q-did not accept $15.3 million qualifying offer from former team): AMERICAN LEAGUE BALTIMORE (3) — Alexi Casilla, inf; Johan Santana, lhp; Joe Saunders, lhp. BOSTON (2) — Burke Badenhop, rhp; Ryan Dempster, rhp. CHICAGO (3) — Paul ...

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Scoreboard | January 27, 2015
BASKETBALL
By The Associated Press All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 29 15 .659 — Brooklyn 18 26 .409 11 Boston 16 27 .372 12 New York 8 37 .178 21 Philadelphia 8 37 .178 21 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 37 8 .822 — Washington 30 15 .667...

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Youth Sports | January 27, 2015
YOUTH SPORTS
Butler Junior High wrestlers Saavon Mosby at 210 pounds and Riley Burdine at 250 won their respective weight classes at the 35-team Southside Tournament Saturday. Butler finished sixth in the tourney. Mosby and Burdine both had three pins and both are undefeated on the season. Mosby (15-0) hasn...

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