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2 – The Herald Wednesday, January 2, 2013
For The Record
ODAY IN HISTORY
Vol. 143 No. 144
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald Inc.Don Hemple, advertising manager
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Patricia Ann Baldauf
Oct. 31, 1936 - Dec. 20, 2012
Patricia Ann Baldauf, 76,of Van Wert, passed awayat 11:35 p.m. on Dec. 20 atVan Wert Inpatient HospiceCenter.She was born on Oct.31, 1936, in Van Wert toHarry Paul and Charlotte L.(Thatcher) Semer, who pre-ceded her in death.On Oct. 14, 1961, she wasunited in marriage Alfred E.Baldauf, who preceded her indeath on Feb. 13, 2012.Survivors include herbrothers, Paul (Peg) Semerof Grover Hill and Jim Semerof Van Wert; and nephewsand nieces, Greg Semer, Kirk(Kim) Semer, Todd (Susie)Semer, Kevin (Julie) Semer,Mike (Edna) Semer, Chris(Susan) Semer, John (Shirley)Semer, Marilyn Diller andCheryl Ann Semer.She was also precededin death by a brother, JohnSemer.Mrs. Baldauf worked atVan Wert Manufacturing for27 years and at the BowlingLanes for a few years. Sheretired from Findlay Industriesafter 5 years. She loved tobowl, golf and loved hercats. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church inVan Wert, American LegionPost 178 Auxiliary, Van WertBowling Association and shewas a member of the VanWert Bowling Hall of Fame.Funeral services will beheld at 2 p.m. on Saturdayat Harter and Schier FuneralHome, with Reverend PaulMiller officiating. Burialwill follow in St. John’sCemetery.Family and friends maycall from 10-2 p.m. Saturdayat Harter and Schier FuneralHome.
High temperature Tuesdayin Delphos was 32 degrees,low was 17. High a year agotoday was 31, low was 21.Record high for today is 56,set in 2000. Record low is -7,set in 1945.
Pakistanis bury slain teachers, aid workers
SWABI, Pakistan (AP)— Hundreds of villagers innorthwest Pakistan turnedout today to bury five femaleteachers and two health work-ers who were gunned down aday earlier by militants inwhat may have been the latestin a series of attacks target-ing anti-polio efforts in thecountry.The seven had worked ata community center in thetown of Swabi that included aprimary school and a medicalclinic that vaccinated childrenagainst polio. Some militantsoppose the vaccination cam-paigns, accusing health work-ers of acting as spies for theU.S. and alleging the vaccineis intended to make Muslimchildren sterile.As mourners carried thecoffins through the townfor burial today, family andfriends expressed horror thatsuch an attack had strucktheir community.“I told her many times athome ‘be careful as we arepoor people and take care of yourself all the time,”’ saidFazal Dad, whose daughterwas among the seven killed.“And always in responseshe said: ‘Father, if I am notguilty no one can harm me.”’The group was on theirway home from the commu-nity center where they wereemployed by a non-govern-mental organization whentheir vehicle was attackedTuesday. The four mili-tants on motorcycles sparedthe young son of one of thewomen who was riding inthe van, pulling him fromthe vehicle before spraying itwith bullets. The driver sur-vived and was being treatedat a Peshawar hospital.There has been no claimof responsibility, and policehave not made any arrests.The director of the NGOsaid he suspected the attackmight have been retributionfor the group’s work helpingvaccinate Pakistani childrenagainst polio. Javed Akhtarsaid the community grouphas suspended its operationsthroughout the province. Hecalled the move “temporary”but said he did not knowwhen they would resumetheir work.Many local residents viewthe girls’ primary schooland medical clinic run bythe NGO at the communitycenter as saviors for the com-munity’s poor. Now manyare worried about what willhappen if those services arecut off.Gul Afzal Khan, a villagerwhose children studied at acommunity center run by thegroup, said the attack was abig loss.“What is their crime?” heasked. “They were just giv-ing free education and healthassistance to our children.”The attack also was anoth-er reminder of the risks towomen educators and aidworkers from Islamic mili-tants who oppose their work.Last month, nine peopleworking on an anti-poliovaccination campaign wereshot and killed. Four of thoseshootings were in the north-west where Tuesday’s attacktook place.
By The Associated Press
Today is Wednesday, Jan.2, the second day of 2013.There are 363 days left in theyear.
Today’s Highlight inHistory:
On Jan. 2, 1788, Georgiabecame the fourth state toratify the U.S. Constitution.
On this date:
In 1893, the U.S. PostalService issued its first com-memorative stamp to honorthe World’s ColumbianExpedition and the quadri-centennial of ChristopherColumbus’ voyage.In 1900, Secretary of StateJohn Hay announced the“Open Door Policy” to facili-tate trade with China.In 1935, Bruno Hauptmannwent on trial in Flemington,N.J., on charges of kidnappingand murdering the 20-month-old son of Charles and AnneLindbergh. (Hauptmann wasfound guilty, and executed.)In 1942, the Philippinecapital of Manila was cap-tured by Japanese forces dur-ing World War II.In 1959, the Soviet Unionlaunched its space probe Luna1, the first manmade object tofly past the moon, its apparentintended target.In 1960, Sen. John F.Kennedy of Massachusettslaunched his successful bidfor the presidency.In 1971, 66 people werekilled in a pileup of specta-tors leaving a soccer match atIbrox (EYE’-brox) Stadiumin Glasgow, Scotland.In 1974, President RichardM. Nixon signed legislationrequiring states to limit high-way speeds to 55 miles anhour. (Federal speed limitswere abolished in 1995).In 1981, police in Sheffield,England, arrested PeterSutcliffe, who confessed tobeing the “Yorkshire Ripper,”the serial killer of 13 women.
Taliban likensUS Afghanrole toVietnam War
KABUL, Afghanistan(AP) — The Taliban todaylikened the planned with-drawal of U.S. forces fromAfghanistan to America’spullout from Vietnam, callingit a “declare victory and run”strategy.A statement from the mili-tant group said the ongoingtransfer of security operationsfrom U.S. troops to Afghanforces was merely a retreatsimilar to the American with-drawal from South Vietnamprior to the communist victorythere in 1975.American-led NATOtroops are scheduled to pullout of Afghanistan by the endof 2014, although the U.S.will leave a residual forcebehind and other NATO coun-tries have pledged continuingsupport of the Kabul govern-ment.“They want to flee fromAfghanistan just as they turnedtail and ran from Vietnam,”the Taliban statement said.“When America faced utterdestruction in Vietnam, theycame up with the formula‘declare victory and run’ andwant to utilize the formulaof ‘transfer security and run’here in Afghanistan.”The United States with-drew is combat troops fromSouth Vietnam in 1973, leav-ing South Vietnamese forcesto face the North Vietnameseand Viet Cong who marchedinto the capital, Saigon, twoyears later.CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries weredrawn Tuesday:
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Mostly clearthrough midnight then becom-ing partly cloudy. Lows 10to 15. West winds 5 to 15mph. Wind chills 2 below to 8above zero.
Mostlycloudy with a 20 percentchance of snow showers.Highs in the upper 20s. Westwinds 15 to 20 mph. Windchills 2 below to 8 above zeroin the morning.
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Ohio traffic deaths risein 2012 after record low
By KANTELE FRANKOThe Associated Press
COLUMBUS — Thenumber of people killedon Ohio roads increasedin 2012 compared with theprevious year’s record low,even as troopers from theState Highway Patrol madethousands more stops fordrug violations, impaireddriving and other problems.The patrol reported atleast 1,056 deaths in 962fatal crashes during the pastyear, up from 1,015 deathsin 2011, which was thelowest total since record-keeping began in 1936.Hamilton, Mercer, Trumbulland Warren counties eachhad at least 10 more trafficfatalities in 2012 than in theprevious year, according topreliminary data.Patrol spokeswomanLt. Anne Ralston said it’stoo soon to understand thereasons for the increase indeaths, though she notedthat an increase during thefirst half of the year reflect-ed a similar trend at thenational level.Ohio also has at least 45unconfirmed crash fatali-ties, which include those thatremain under investigation andmay not ultimately be ruledtraffic deaths. That makes thepotential total about 1,100fatalities for the year. Thefinal number, to be releasedlater after ongoing investiga-tions wrap up, is likely to fallsomewhere between the num-ber of confirmed deaths andthe possible total.“If one person is dying onour roadways, we still havework to do,” Ralston said.Compared with 2011,troopers made about 1,500more arrests for drug vio-lations and over 800 morearrests for impaired driv-ing in 2012, according topreliminary data. They alsoissued about 7,500 morecitations for seat belt useand used three regionalsquads to specifically targetcrash-causing violations.Col. John Born, thepatrol’s superintendent, saidthe agency was “seeing pos-itive results” from troopers’work to get dangerous driv-ers off the roads.Hoping to lower thenumber of traffic fatalitiesbelow 1,000, the patrol thisyear plans to continue itsfocus on impaired drivingand high-visibility enforce-ment efforts, such as check-points targeting impaireddrivers and “All-Out” daysthat send all its officers onpatrol for a day.Ohio also plans to stepup its investigations into thesource of drugs or alcoholsuspected of causing seriouswrecks. Troopers will aimto identify impaired driv-ers, and state investigativeagents will be looking forpossible criminal violationsstemming from the sourceof the drugs or alcoholinvolved.DAYTON (AP) — At leastthree Ohio cities have reportedtheir first homicides of 2013.Cleveland police reportedthat a man was gunned downon the porch of a home onthe city’s east side at about3 a.m. Tuesday. His namehasn’t been released, and noarrests have been made.The first slaying in the cityof Dayton also likely occurredin the early morning hoursof New Year’s Day. Policesay they found 30-year-oldBradley Thompson dead of gunshot wounds in a home.Multiple shots were heard inthe area, but there have beenno arrests.In Toledo, police said a23-year-old woman was fatallystabbed during a melee in a barearly on New Year’s Day. Theysaid Christina Henderson diedfrom a stab wound to the neck.
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mildly obese people hada death risk similar to that of normal-weight people.Critics again have focusedon her methods. This time,she included people too thinto fit what some considerto be normal weight, whichcould have taken in peopleemaciated by cancer or otherdiseases, as well as smokerswith elevated risks of heartdisease and cancer.“Some portion of thosethin people are actuallysick, and sick people tendto die sooner,” said DonaldBerry, a biostatistician atthe University of Texas MDAnderson Cancer Center inHouston.The problems createdby the study’s inclusion of smokers and people withpre-existing illness “can-not be ignored,” said SusanGapstur, vice presidentof epidemiology for theAmerican Cancer Society.A third critic, Dr. WalterWillett of the HarvardSchool of Public Health,was blunter: “This is aneven greater pile of rub-bish” than the 2005 study,he said. Willett and othershave done research since the2005 study that found high-er death risks from beingoverweight or obese.Flegal defended her work.She noted that she used stan-dard categories for weightclasses. She said statisticaladjustments were made forsmokers, who were includedto give a more real-worldsample. She also said studyparticipants were not in hos-pitals or hospices, making itunlikely that large numbersof sick people skewed theresults.“We still have to learnabout obesity, includinghow best to measure it,”Flegal’s boss, CDC DirectorDr. Thomas Frieden, saidin a written statement.“However, it’s clear thatbeing obese is not healthy- it increases the risk of dia-betes, heart disease, cancer,and many other health prob-lems. Small, sustainableincreases in physical activityand improvements in nutri-tion can lead to significanthealth improvements.”In 1930, Amelia Earhartreached a speed of 171 mphin a Lockheed Vega, setting anaviation record for women.