INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the funeral service for Purdue University superfan and cancer activist Tyler Trent (all times local):

Hundreds of dignitaries, sports figures and other people have attended the funeral for Purdue University superfan and cancer activist Tyler Trent.,In a sanctuary of an Indianapolis church featuring many items of sports memorabilia collected by Trent, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb read a message Tuesday evening from Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen.,Purdue quarterback David Blough said Trent would want the evening "to be all about Jesus.",A former Purdue University student who inspired many as he battled cancer while cheering on Purdue's football team will be laid to rest.,Tuesday's funeral service for Tyler Trent will be livestreamed from College Park Church in Indianapolis. read more

Rampant electronic cigarette use — or vaping — by area teens have Butler County schools scrambling to battle against the newest and trendy delivery devices of nicotine’s potent drug high.,VIDEO STORY: Survey: 1 in 5 high school seniors nationwide report vaping within last month

Vaping, also known as juuling, “is quickly becoming a bigger problem in our secondary schools,” said Larry Knapp, superintendent of Hamilton Schools.,MORE: Fairfield Schools survey on student drug use has officials concerned read more

Author Francis Fukuyama writes that the rapid changes in the political and economic landscape have seen people around the world losing their sense of dignity and thus their identity Sometime in the last decades of the 20th century, world politics changed dramatically.,The latter was underpinned by liberal economic institutions such as the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and its successor, the World Trade Organisation.,Between 1970 and 2008, the world’s output of goods and services quadrupled and growth extended to most regions of the world, and the number of people living in extreme poverty in developing countries dropped from 42% of the total population in 1993 to 17% in 2011.,Huge new middle classes arose in countries such as China and India, but the work they did replaced work that had been done by older middle classes in the developed world.,Xi Jinping’s Chinese government has talked at length about China’s “100 years of humiliation” and how the US, Japan and other countries were trying to prevent it from returning to the power status it enjoyed over the past millennia of history.

Illinois State Police documents show that the agency frequently assigns troopers to escort sports teams, musicians and even filmmakers across the congested roadways of greater Chicago.,Illinois State Police wouldn’t comment on the trip, so the Tribune made a public records request for all police escort contracts in 2018.,Though critics have called police escorts for sports teams a frivolous and potentially dangerous use of public resources, state police defend them as a way to provide “safety and security for all those involved in the motorcade as well as for the motoring public.”,The contracts show that visiting NFL teams routinely receive police escorts to and from the airport, hotels and Soldier Field.,College football teams are also major customers: Northwestern University had a standing order for police escorts between its team hotel and Ryan Field on game days, and the University of Illinois paid for the service when it played at Soldier Field in September.

Lacking sufficient students willing and able to pay for costly basketball tickets to fill the new Pauley Pavilion, why should UCLA cough up millions any top-market basketball coach would feel himself to be worth?,How much did it cost UCLA to serve as an uncompensated NBA training camp?My vision of UCLA basketball is somewhat different from Plaschkes: Ticket prices reduced precisely because the coach is not being paid the stellar wage commensurate with a rock star status, and students cheering for actual student-athletes who might go into fields other than pro.,The simple fact is that UCLA does not have someone who knows what he is doing and therein lies UCLAs problem over the past 16 years of Dan Guerreros tenure.Success at the highest level in the two major sports, football and basketball, requires not onlya top-flight coach, but also a top-flight athletic director.,Trump U., for example.Michael JenningVan Nuys::Bill Plaschke, just what was the purpose of your hatchet job description of the UCLA basketball program in your column on New Years Day?,Of course, I was watching the Lady Bruins and their coach, Cori Close.Now that the mens program is looking for someone to take over for coach Alford, perhaps UCLA look no further than its own campus.Mike FeixChino HIlls::For front page news on New Years Day we are offered Bill Plaschkes lament on the failure of basketball at UCLA.

Weekend asked a writer, singer, public speaking coach and endurance athlete for advice on how to confront your fears and push yourself out of your comfort zone.,Adam wrote her award-winning novel The New Animals between 8 and 8.15am because that was the only time of day when no one needed her.,LOWDOWN Pip Adam, The New Animals, Winner Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize, Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2018 (Unity Books).,Advice from Gurney on how to get started: • Make your goals fun and connect to your purpose on the planet.,LOWDOWN Steve Gurney, The Beginner's Guide to Adventure Sport in New Zealand, www.stevegurney.co.nz

Maggie Eyre (public speaking/presenting coach) "If you get offered a speaking engagement, just do it," says Maggie Eyre, an expert on public speaking who has written several books on the subect. read more

The Beavercreek High girls cross country team used their friends on the girls soccer team as motivation the following day, Nov. 10, at the state cross country championships at the famous National Trail Raceway drag strip.,The Beavercreek High School girls cross country team celebrates its state title on the victory podium, Nov. 10 at National Trail Raceway in Hebron.,The Beavercreek High School girls cross country team celebrates its state title on the victory podium, Nov. 10 at National Trail Raceway in Hebron.,The Beavercreek High School girls soccer team poses for a team photo with the girls Division I state championship trophy, Nov. 9 after defeating Strongsville 4-2 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus.,The Beavercreek High School girls soccer team poses for a team photo with the girls Division I state championship trophy, Nov. 9 after defeating Strongsville 4-2 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus.

In Mississippi, a homecoming queen swapped her tiara for a helmet and wound up kicking the game-winner for her high school team.,Or that her last minute of playing time — for her girls’ high school team — was chalked up in the late 1930s.,“When we came off the court after the Michigan loss, the players said to me, ‘Don’t worry Sister Jean, we’ll do it again next year,'” she recalled during a recent interview, then bowed her head, smiled and sighed.,So even though he makes his living in Los Angeles these days, James made sure to be on hand and on time when the “I Promise School” opened this year.,The school, a partnership between James’ family foundation and Akron City Schools, offers year-round programming, family development skills and days that begin at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m.

In Mississippi, a homecoming queen swapped her tiara for a helmet and wound up kicking the game-winner for her high school team.,Or that her last minute of playing time — for her girls’ high school team — was chalked up in the late 1930s.,“When we came off the court after the Michigan loss, the players said to me, ‘Don’t worry Sister Jean, we’ll do it again next year,”‘ she recalled during a recent interview, then bowed her head, smiled and sighed.,So even though he makes his living in Los Angeles these days, James made sure to be on hand and on time when the “I Promise School” opened this year.,The school, a partnership between James’ family foundation and Akron City Schools, offers year-round programming, family development skills and days that begin at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m.

He was well known in the region for his love of baseball and his coaching abilities, serving for 12 years as the pitching coach for the University of Virginia baseball team, head coach of the Staunton Braves of the Valley Baseball League and the Miller School, where he led the team to a state championship in 2006.,Snook taught government and psychology at Lane and Charlottesville High schools from 1972 to 1980 and was very active in city politics, social organizations and civil rights efforts.,He taught in the Department of Pediatrics at the UVa Medical School and served for 10 years as its chairman.,The Orange County High School football standout was working out in a non-contact drill with the University of Maine football team when he told a coach he felt like he was going to pass out.,She served on the Orange County School Board for 21 years, 10 as board chairwoman.