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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court ruled narrow ly today for a Colorado baker who wouldn't make a wedding cake for a same sex couple. But the court is not deciding the big issue in the case, whether a business can invoke religious objections to refuse service to gay and lesbian peo ple. The justices' limited ruling turned on what the court described as anti religious bias on the Colorado Civil Rights Commission when it ruled against baker Jack Phillips. The justices voted 7 2 that the commission violated Phillips' rights under the First Amendment. Justice Anthony Kennedy said in his majority opinion that the issue "must await fur ther elaboration." Appeals in similar cases are pending, including one at the Supreme Court from a florist who didn't want to provide flowers for a same sex wedding. The same sex couple at the heart of the case, Charlie Craig and Dave Mullins, complained to the Colorado commission in 2012 after they visited Phillips' shop in suburban Denver and the baker quickly told them he would not create a cake for a same sex wed ding. Colorado law prohibits dis crimination on the basis of sexual orientation, and the commission concluded that Phillips' refusal violated the law. Colorado state courts upheld the determination. But when the justices heard arguments in December, Kennedy was plainly bothered by comments by a commission member. The commissioner seemed "nei ther tolerant nor respectful of Mr. Phillips' religious beliefs," Kennedy said in December. That same sentiment suf fused his opinion today. "The commission's hostility was inconsistent with the First Amendment's guarantee that our laws be applied in a man ner that is neutral toward reli gion," he wrote. Liberal justices Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan joined the conservative jus tices in the outcome. Kagan wrote separately to empha size the limited ruling. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented. TIMES UNION June 4, 2018 WARSAW, IN - $1 - FOUNDED 1854 - NO. 131 @TUonline Times-Union - Warsaw timesuniononline.com Nation Lawyer fights for Harvey Weinstein in court and out. Page 7A Opinion Roseanne's lu- nacy tells us nothing about America. Page 4A Contact Us: PHONE: 574-267-3111 MAIL: P.O. Box 1448, Warsaw, IN 46581-1448 EMAIL: news@timesuniononline.com Low 59 High 71 Sports Whitko falls in softball semi- state, 1-0. Page 1B Clear tonight; mostly cloudy Tuesday. TIMES UNION $0.50 8 5 32320 00001 Monday IN OUR 164th YEAR OF CONTINUOUS SERVICE TO KOSCIUSKO COUNTY Photo by As ociated Pres In this Dec. 5, 2017, photo, Charlie Craig (L) and David Mullins touch foreheads after leaving the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court is setting aside a Colorado court ruling against a baker who wouldn't make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. But the court is not deciding the big issue in the case, whether a business can refuse to serve gay and lesbian people. $1 An early morning pursuit Saturday started in Kosciusko County and ended in Noble County with the arrest of a man and woman. Indiana State Trooper Jon Price was patrolling along CR 900N near Ind. 13 in Syracuse at about 12:28 a.m. when a Mitsubishi crossed the center line and almost struck the officer's marked police car. Price caught up to the Mitsubishi as it entered a driveway in the 7000 block of CR 900N. He turned on his emergency lights but the Mitsubishi drove through the yard to get away. The driver purportedly threw something out of the driver side window which was later found and deter mined to be methampheta mine. The Mitsubishi fled east on CR 900N and along roads around the south side of Lake Wawasee and into Noble County. The pursuit ended near the intersection of Long Lake Road and CR 300N after the Mitsubishi crashed into a wooden fence. The driver, Timothy Criswell, 36, Wolcottville, was arrested on preliminary charges of possession of methamphetamine, posses sion of a syringe, possession of paraphernalia, obstruc tion of justice, resisting law enforcement with a vehicle, reckless driving and operat ing while intoxicated. Criswell was also arrest ed on a combined five war rants from LaGrange and Noble counties. He was taken to the Kosciusko County Jail. A passenger, Brandi Sowers, 20, Elkhart, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for Goshen Police Department. She was taken to Noble County Jail. ISP was assisted by Syracuse Police, Cromwell Police and Albion Police. MENTONE - A World War II veteran who served northern Indiana as a min ister will celebrate his 100th birthday this week end. T.R. Jones, Mentone, started life on a farm in Calloway County, Ky., on June 9, 1918. He served as a medic in the 200th Medical Battalion, 20th Armored Division, United States Army, during World War II. While stationed in Germany, France and Belgium, Jones often organized Bible stud ies with his fellow soldiers, a trait he would carry on in civilian life. He met his wife, Louise, during a church service in Murray, Ky., but they would n't see each other again until five years later, when they were both students at Murray State College. They will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary in June. Jones served as minister at Mentone Church of Christ, where he remains a member, and preached for 50 years throughout Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee. He also worked as a middle and high school English teacher Jones says his secrets to a long life are loving God, loving your neighbor as yourself, working hard and singing. He enjoys reading his Bible, playing guitar (often with his son and grandson), telling jokes, playing check ers, baking peanut butter cookies and growing toma toes. He kept a large veg etable garden until just a few years ago. He and Louise, 92, have three children: Jim, Kent and Lee Ann; seven grand children; and 11 great grandchildren. The family is planning a celebration of Jones' mile stone at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mentone Fire Department. Friends are welcome. Photo Provided T.R. Jones' granddaughter Chelsea made him a cake designed to resemble his own Bible for his 99th birthday celebration in 2017. The design of this year's cake remains a mystery. Mentone Man Marks 100th Birthday STAFF REPORT Police Chase Ends With Two Arrests STAFF REPORT Kosciusko County lakes will receive a large portion of grant money being distributed across the state to fight invasive aquatic plants. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources will distribute nearly $660,000 across the state, including $185,800 to lakes in Kosciusko County. Dewart Lake, southwest of Lake Wawasee, will receive $88,000, which is the most among all 63 lakes that will receive financial support. Grant applications were submitted by local sponsors who share at least 20 percent of the total costs. Details about the sponsors were not included in a news release from the DNR announcing the grant money. The grants were awarded by DNR director Cameron F. Clark through the Lake and River Enhancement (LARE) program in the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife. LARE grants are funded through the LARE fee paid by boat owners annually when they register their boats with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. The grants allow for the completion of projects that would be difficult for many local organizations to fund on their own. "Controlling invasive aquatic plants in lakes will improve fish habitat by giving native vegetation a better chance to prop agate," Clark said in the news release. The grants will help control or man age aggressive nonnative species, including Eurasian watermilfoil, curly leaf pondweed and starry stonewort, that can take over and clog lakes. Other top recipients from area lakes include: Tippecanoe Lake chain (Tippecanoe, James, Oswego) - $40,500 Chapman Lakes (big and small) - $33,600 Webster Lake - $26,600 Center Lake - $10,200 Wawasee and Syracuse lakes - $10,000 Barbee chain (Kuhn, Barbee, Little Barbee, Irish, Sawmill, Banning and Sechrist) - $6,900 Pike Lake - $4,800 Beaver and Loon lakes - $1,800 Kosciusko Gets Large Chunk Of Lake Grant STAFF REPORT Justices Side With Colorado Baker Head-On Collision On Ind. 15 Saturday A head-on collision occurred at 4:41 a.m. Saturday on Ind. 15 at the intersection of CR 400N between Leesburg and Warsaw. A 2001 Ford F-150 pickup driven by Timothy D. Marsillett, 27, of North Dolan Drive, Syracuse, attempted to turn left and pulled into the path of a 2006 Chevrolet SUV pulling a trailer, driven by Joseph L. Emerson, 57, Cassopolis, Mich. Marsillett was taken to a hospital com- plaining of leg pain. Emerson was reported to have minor bleeding from his legs, but no record of hospital treatment was found. The Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department investigated the accident. Warsaw Police Department and Warsaw Fire Department assisted at the scene. Photo by Gary Nieter, TIMES-UNION

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