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2 – The Herald Friday,January 4, 2013
For The Record
Vol. 143 No. 151
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald, Inc.Don Hemple,advertising manager
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Patricia Ann,76, of Van Wert. Funeral ser-vices will be held at 2 p.m.on Saturday at Harter andSchier Funeral Home, withReverend Paul Miller officiat-ing. Burial will follow in St.John’s Cemetery. Family andfriends may call from 10-2p.m. Saturday at Harter andSchier Funeral Home.
Robert E., 87,of Defiance and formerly of Delphos, Mass of ChristianBurial will be held at 11a.m. Saturday at St. John theEvangelist Catholic Churchin Delphos, the Rev. ToddDominique officiating. Burialwill follow in ResurrectionCemetery in Delphos, withMilitary Grave Rites by theDelphos Veterans Counciland a 4th Degree K of C ser-vice. Visitation will be from2-8 p.m. today at Harter andSchier Funeral Home witha parish wake at 7:30 p.m.Memorial contributions can bemade to St. Jude’s Children’sResearch Hospital.
Gary J. KnottFred L. MerricleJames WilliamChamp
March 31, 1956-Jan. 2, 2013
Gary J. Knott, 56, of Van Wert, died at 8 a.m. onWednesday from injuries sus-tained in a semi accident.He was born March 31,1956, to James and Rita(Mormon) Knott. His mothersurvives in Delphos.On Sept. 26, 1981, he mar-ried Margie Lybold, who sur-vives in Van Wert.Survivors include his sons,Nicholas Knott of Athens,Benjamin Knott of Columbus;a daughter, Erin Knott of Van Wert; sisters, Rose Ann(Jerry) Vetter of Fort Jenningsand Ruth (Gary) Solarik of Archbold; and brothers, John(Janie) Knott of Fort Wayneand Charles (Claire) Knott of Magnolia.His father preceded him indeath.Mr. Knott was a truckdriver for Quality Carriersin Lima. He was a memberof St. Marys of AssumptionCatholic Church in Van Wert.He enjoyed riding his motor-cycle and spending time withhis family.Mass of Christian Burialwill be at 10:30 a.m. Mondayat St. Mary’s AssumptionCatholic Church in Van Wert,the Rev. Stan Szybka officiat-ing. Burial will be at a laterdate.Visitation will be from 2-8p.m. Sunday at Harter andSchier Funeral Home and onehour prior to the Mass onMonday at the church.Memorial contributionscan be made to the family.
July 16, 1956-Jan. 2, 2013
Fred L. Merricle, 56, of Spencerville, died at 10:30a.m. Wednesday at St. Rita’sMedical Center, following asudden illness.He was born July 16,1956, in Lima to Delmar L.and Dorothy M. (Doseck)Merricle. His mother survivesin Lima.On July 16, 1977, he mar-ried Diane Lynn Comer, whosurvives.Funeral services will beginat 11 a.m. Saturday in theThomas E. Bayliff FuneralHome in Spencerville, PastorJim Lyle officiating. Burialwill follow in the SpencervilleCemetery.Friends may call from 2-4p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today andafter 10 a.m. Saturday at thefuneral home.Memorials may be madeto the Spencerville BandBoosters or to the family.
May 14, 1945Jan. 2, 2013
James William Champ,67, formerly of Spencervilleand Lima, died at 11:36 a.m.Wednesday at the HardinHills Health Center in Kenton,where he resided since Oct.22.He was born May 14,1945, in Lima to James Lewisand Elva Iota “Odie” AdamsChamp, who preceded him indeath.Funeral services will beginat 11 a.m. Wednesday in theThomas E. Bayliff FuneralHome in Spencerville, with hisnephew Pastor Thomas Roof officiating. Burial will followin the New Salem Cemetery inAuglaize County, with mili-tary rites by the SpencervilleVeterans.Friends may call from 2-4p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesdayand after 10 a.m. Wednesdayat the funeral home.Memorials may be madeto Followers of ChristInternational.High temperature Thursdayin Delphos was 29 degrees,low was 12. High a year agotoday was 35, low was 18.Record high for today is 65,set in 1951. Record low is -9,set in 1982.
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyThe Associated PressTONIGHT:
Clear. Lowsaround 15. West winds 5 to15 mph.
Mostlysunny in the morning, thenpartly cloudy with a 20 per-cent chance of snow showersin the afternoon. Highs in thelower 30s. Southwest winds 5to 15 mph.
Cloudy. Chance of snowshowers through midnight,then chance of freezingdrizzle and light snow aftermidnight. Not as cold. Lowsin the upper 20s. Southwestwinds 10 to 20 mph. Chanceof measurable precipitation40 percent.
Cloudy with a30 percent chance of snowshowers. Highs in the lower30s. West winds 10 to 20mph.
Partlycloudy. Lows in the lower20s.
MONDAY ANDMONDAY NIGHT:
Mostlyclear. Highs in the lower 30s.Lows in the lower 20s.
Partlycloudy. Highs around 40.Lows in the upper 20s.
Partly cloudy with a 30 per-cent chance of rain or snow.Lows in the lower 30s.
Mostlycloudy with a 40 percentchance of rain. Highs in thelower 40s.
Indian court to rule on generic drug industry
Venezuela’s Chavez fightingsevere lung infection
By NIRMALA GEORGEThe Associated Press
NEW DELHI — FromAfrica’s crowded AIDS clin-ics to the malarial jungles of Southeast Asia, the lives of millions of ill people in thedeveloping world are hang-ing in the balance ahead of alegal ruling that will determinewhether India’s drug compa-nies can continue to providecheap versions of many life-saving medicines.The case — involvingSwiss drug maker NovartisAG’s cancer drug Glivec —pits aid groups that argue Indiaplays a vital role as the phar-macy to the poor against drugcompanies that insist they needstrong patents to make drugdevelopment profitable. A rul-ing by India’s Supreme Courtis expected in early 2013.“The implications of thiscase reach far beyond India,and far beyond this particu-lar cancer drug,” said LeenaMenghaney, from the aidgroup Doctors WithoutBorders. “Across the world,there is a heavy dependenceon India to supply affordableversions of expensive patentedmedicines.”With no costs for develop-ing new drugs or conductingexpensive trials, India’s $26billion generics industry is ableto sell medicine for as little asone-tenth the price of the com-panies that developed them,making India the second-larg-est source of medicines distrib-uted by UNICEF in its globalprograms.Indian pharmaceutical com-panies such as Cipla, CadilaLaboratories and Lupin haveemerged over the past decadeas major sources of genericcancer, malaria, tuberculosisand AIDS drugs for poor coun-tries that can’t afford to payWestern prices.The 6-year-old case that justwrapped up in the SupremeCourt revolves around a legalprovision in India’s 2005 pat-ent law that is aimed at pre-venting companies from get-ting fresh patents for makingonly minor changes to existingmedicines — a practice knownas “evergreening.”Novartis’ argued that a newversion of Glivec — marketedin the U.S. as Gleevec — was asignificant change from the ear-lier version because it was moreeasily absorbed by the body.India’s Patent Controllerturned down the application,saying the change was an obvi-ous development, and the newmedicine was not sufficientlydistinct from the earlier versionto warrant a patent extension.
By IAN JAMESThe Associated Press
CARACAS, Venezuela —Venezuelan President HugoChavez is being treated for“respiratory deficiency” aftercomplications from a severelung infection, his govern-ment said, pointing to a deep-ening crisis for the ailing58-year-old president.Chavez hasn’t spoken pub-licly or been seen since hisDec. 11 operation in Cuba,and the latest report from hisgovernment Thursday nightincreased speculation that heis unlikely to be able to besworn in for another termas scheduled in less than aweek. It was the first time thegovernment has described thelung infection as “severe,”and the strongest confirma-tion yet that Chavez is hav-ing serious trouble breathingafter days of rumors about hiscondition worsening.“Chavez has faced com-plications as a result of asevere respiratory infec-tion. This infection has ledto respiratory deficiency thatrequires Commander Chavezto remain in strict compliancewith his medical treatment,”Information Minister ErnestoVillegas said Thursday night,reading the statement on tele-vision.The government’s char-acterization raised the pos-sibility that Chavez mightbe breathing with the assis-tance of a machine. But thegovernment did not addressthat question and didn’t givedetails of the president’streatment.“It appears he has a verysevere pneumonia that hesuffered after a respiratoryfailure. It is not very spe-cific,” said Dr. AlejandroRios-Ramirez, a pulmonaryspecialist in Puerto Vallarta,Mexico, who is not involvedin Chavez’s treatment. “Itdoes imply the gravity of his pulmonary infection thatled to a respiratory failure.It doesn’t mean yet that he isbreathing with a machine.”Dr. Michael Pishvaian,an oncologist at GeorgetownUniversity’s LombardiCancer Center in Washington,said such respiratory infec-tions can run the gamut from“a mild infection requiringantibiotics and supplementaloxygen to life-threateningrespiratory complications.”“It could be a very omi-nous sign,” Pishvaian said.He said it’s possible Chavezcould be on “life support,”breathing with help from aventilator, but he added thatit’s impossible to be surewithout more details.“He might be, he mightvery well not be. One canhave a severe respiratory con-dition but not yet need a ven-tilator,” Pishvaian said.The government expressedconfidence in Chavez’s medi-cal team and condemnedwhat it called a “campaign of psychological warfare” in theinternational media regard-ing the president’s condi-tion. Officials have urgedVenezuelans not to heedrumors about Chavez’s con-dition.The statement didn’t pointto any particular rumors butsaid “this campaign aimsultimately to destabilizethe Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela ... and end theBolivarian Revolution led byChavez.”Venezuela’s opposi-tion has demanded that thegovernment provide morespecific information aboutChavez’s condition.Chavez has undergone fourcancer-related surgeries sinceJune 2011 for an undisclosedtype of pelvic cancer. He alsohas undergone chemotherapyand radiation treatment.He was re-elected inOctober to another six-yearterm, and two months laterannounced that the can-cer had come back. Chavezsaid before the operationthat if his illness preventedhim from remaining presi-dent, Vice President NicolasMaduro should be his party’scandidate to replace him in anew election.This week, the presi-dent’s elder brother Adanand National AssemblyPresident Diosdado Cabello joined a parade of visitorswho saw Chavez in Havana,and then returned to Caracason Thursday along withMaduro.
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electronic distractions that slight-ly more people surveyed blamedfor obesity than fast food.In the current environment, it’sdifficult to exercise that personalresponsibility, said Jeff Levi of the nonprofit Trust for America’sHealth, which has closely trackedthe rise in obesity.“We need to create environ-ments where the healthy choicebecomes the easy choice, whereit’s possible for people to bearthat responsibility,” he said.The new poll suggestswomen, who have major inputon what a family eats, recognizethose societal and communitydifficulties more than men do.More than half of womensay the high cost of healthy foodis a major driver of obesity,compared with just 37 percentof men. Women also are morelikely than men to blame cheapfast food and to say that thefood industry should bear a lotof responsibility for helping tofind solutions.Patricia Wilson, 53, of ruralSpeedwell, Tenn., says she mustdrive 45 minutes to reach a gro-cery store — passing numerousburger and pizza joints, withmore arriving every year.“They shouldn’t be lettingall these fast-food places goup,” said Wilson, who nags herchildren and grandchildren toeat at home and watch theircalories. She recalls how herown overweight grandmotherlost both her legs and then herlife to diabetes.More than 80 percent of peo-ple in the AP-NORC poll saidthey had easy access to super-markets, but just as many couldeasily get fast food. Another68 percent said it was easy forkids to purchase junk food ontheir way to school, potentiallyfoiling diet-conscious caregiv-ers like Wilson, who doesn’tallow her grandchildren to eatunhealthy snacks at home.“If they say they’re hungry,they get regular food,” she said.Food is only part of the obe-sity equation; physical activ-ity is key too. About 7 in 10people said it was easy to findsidewalks or paths for jogging,walking or bike-riding. But 63percent found it difficult to runerrands or get around withouta car, reinforcing a sedentarylifestyle.James Gambrell, 27, of Springfield, Ore., said he paysparticular attention to diet andexercise because obesity runs inhis family. He makes a point of walking to stores and runningerrands on foot two to threetimes a week.But Gambrell, a fast-foodcashier, said he eats out at leastonce a day because of the con-venience and has changed hisorder at restaurants that alreadyhave begun posting caloriecounts. He’s all for the govern-ment pushing those kinds of solutions.“I feel that it’s a part of thegovernment’s responsibility tocare for its citizens and as suchshould attempt to set regulationsfor restaurants that are potentiallyharmful to its citizens,” he said.On the other side is PamelaDupuis, 60, of Aurora, Colo.,who said she has struggled withweight and has been diagnosedas pre-diabetic. She doesn’twant the government involvedin things like calorie-counting.“They should stay out of ourlives,” she said.
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Provisions in H.R. 8, theAmerican Taxpayer Relief Act are:
• Marginal tax rates – per
-manent extension of currentpolicy up to $400,000 for sin-gles and $450,000 for marriedcouples
• Capital gains and
dividends – makes perma-nent the 15% top capitalgains and dividends up to$400,000 for singles and$450,000 for married cou-ples; 20% rate for bothabove threshold
• Death tax – permanent
extension of current policyon portability and unificationwith a $5 million exemptionindexed for inflation and a40% top rate
• Alternative Minimum
Tax (AMT) for individu-als – permanently indexesAMT for inflation, protect-ing millions of Americansfrom an unexpected taxincrease
• Child tax credit – makes
permanent the refundable$1,000 child tax credit, pre-venting a reversion to the$500 level
• No increase in the debt
limit – remains at $16.394trillion
• Repeals the Community
Living Assistance Servicesand Supports (CLASS) Actentitlement – long termcare program contained inObamacare (PPACA)
• Contains a 1 year exten
-sion of the “doc fix”, theSustainable Growth Rate(SGR), which ensures provid-ers are paid for caring forMedicare patients, thus pro-tecting seniors’ access tohealth care
• Farm bill – provides a
1 year extension of the 2008Farm Bill, avoiding revertingback to 1949 law
• Prevents any cost-of-liv
-ing adjustment to the pay forMembers of Congress for FY2013
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graduate at a slightly high-er level than those reared intraditional settings. A TuftsUniversity study of 397 assis-tance dogs that entered train-ing between 1999 and 2004found that those raised in pris-ons needed less polishing andsucceeded at a higher rate: 76percent versus 61 percent forhome-raised dogs.“I would say the more pris-on programs we can have, thebetter,” Hudson said. “Whenthey’re in the prison, that’stheir major focus, 16 to 18hours a day.”The veteran angle — incar-cerated vets raising servicedogs for other veterans —may be unique to Maryland.Julius said inmates who werehonorably discharged fromthe military are preferred, butthose with less-than-honor-able discharges are consid-ered.Wilson, a former militarypolice officer honorably dis-charged in 1982, said he’sproud to help another vet-eran.“I feel as though theydon’t get what they deservewhen they come home,” hesaid. “This is a part of why Ido what I do.”The program is among anumber of animal-based pris-on programs implementedby Maryland Public Safetyand Correctional ServicesSecretary Gary Maynard,who grew up on an Oklahomafarm. Other Maryland inmatesraise companion dogs, whichdon’t provide physical assis-tance, and tend retired thor-oughbreds.“Everybody thinks it’sabout the dogs,” Maynardsaid. “It’s about the inmatesand the change in theirlives.”