2 – The Herald Friday, February 1, 2013
For The Record
Vol. 143 No. 166
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald, Inc.Don Hemple,advertising manager
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Answers to Thursday’s questions:
The evil queen in the 1812 Grimm Brothers originalversion of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” wasforced to put on a pair of red-hot iron shoes at Snow-White’s wedding and dance until she collapsed and died.Presidential wannabe Mike Huckabee, who was gov-ernor of Arkansas from 1996-2007, formed a rock bandcalled Capitol Offense while serving as governor.
Which element is the best conductor of both electricityand heat?When it comes to show biz slang, what’s a chopsocky?How about a zitcom?
Answers in Saturday’s Herald.
The Outstanding Public Debt as of 6:30 a.m. todaywas $16,438,498,697,330.The estimated population of the United States is 314,343,521, so each citizen’s share of this debt is $52,295.The National Debt has continued to increase an aver-age of $3.81 billion per day since Sept. 28, 2007.
Rose GertrudePohlmanDelphos weatherRebekah WiechartMary Baxter
Aug. 30, 1914-Jan. 30, 2013
Rose Gertrude Pohlman,98, of Delphos, died at 10:15p.m. Wednesday at Sarah JaneLiving Center.She was born Aug. 30,1914, in Landeck to Peter andAnna (Heitz) Miller, who pre-ceded her in death.She married Clarence“Biddy” Pohlman, who diedon Dec. 3, 1998.Survivors include twosons, Thomas (Judy) Pohlmanand Ed (Betty) Pohlman of Delphos; a daughter, Mary Jo(Ted) Warnecke of Delphos;a sister, Mary Maag of Columbus Grove; three sis-ters-in-law, Beatrice Miller-Smith, Calista Miller andLena Miller; 10 grandchil-dren, Russ (Laura) Pohlman,Terry (Chris) Pohlman,Sherri (John) Wannemacher,Michelle (Magnus) Olofsson,Joe (Amy) Pohlman, Doug(Kimberly) Pohlman, Kristi(Zack) Packard, Kelly(Adam) Dunlap, Scott(Penny) Warnecke and ChadWarnecke; and 17 great-grandchildren.She was also precededin death by six brothers,Clarence, Herman, Alfred,Leo, Arnold and Joe Miller;two sisters, Lillian Ellerbrockand Lucille Oberg; three sis-ters-in-law, Rita Miller, KatieMiller and Jean Miller; andtwo brothers-in-law, RudyEllerbock and George Oberg.Mrs. Pohlman was ahomemaker and memberof St. John the EvangelistCatholic Church. She wasalso a member of the DelphosEagles Aerie 471 and CLCof Delphos. She enjoyed hervegetable garden, was anexcellent baker, enjoyed mak-ing pies and especially angelfood cake and her noodleswere a favorite of her grand-children. She was also an avidbingo player.Mass of Christian Burialwill begin at 11 a.m Mondayat St. John the EvangelistCatholic Church, the Rev.Chris Bohnsack officiating.Burial will be in the churchcemetery.Friends may call from 2-8p.m. Sunday at Harter andSchier Funeral Home, wherea parish wake will begin at7:30 p.m.; and one hour priorto the Mass on Monday at thefuneral home.Preferred memorials are toSt. John’s Church, Alzheimer’sAssoc., or donor’s choice.High temperature Thursdayin Delphos was 32 degrees,low was 15. High a year agotoday was 58, low was 42.Record high for today is 58degrees, set in 2012. Recordlow is -12, set in 1985.Rebekah Wiechart wasstillborn on Thursday at LimaMemorial Hospital.Arrangements are incom-plete at Harter and SchierFuneral Home.Mary Baxter, 82, of Delphos died today at St.Rita’s Medical Center.Arrangements are incom-plete at Harter and SchierFuneral Home.
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyThe Associated PressTONIGHT:
Cold. Partlycloudy through midnight…Then cloudy with snow aftermidnight. Snow accumu-lations generally less thanone half Inch. Lows 5 to 10above. Southwest winds 10to 15 mph. Chance of snow80 percent. Wind chills 9below to 1 above zero.
Snow.Snow accumulation of 1 to2 inches. Not as cold. Highsin the mid 20s. Southwestwinds 5 to 15 mph. Chanceof snow 80 percent. Windchills 1 below to 9 abovezero in the morning.
Snow likely. Light snowaccumulations possible. Notas cold. Lows around 20.West winds 5 to 10 mph.Chance of snow 70 percent.
Mostly cloudywith a 40 percent chance of snow showers. Highs in themid 20s. West winds 15 to20 mph.
Partlycloudy. Lows 10 to 15.
Mostlycloudy with a 40 percentchance of snow. Highs in theupper 20s.
Mostly cloudy. Lows 15 to20.
Negotiators talking tocaptor through pipe
The Associated Press
MIDLAND CITY, Ala. —More than three days after heallegedly shot a school busdriver dead, grabbed a kin-dergartner and slipped into anunderground bunker, JimmyLee Dykes was showing nosigns today of turning him-self over to police. Speakinginto a 4-inch-wide ventilationpipe leading to the bunker,hostage negotiators have triedto talk the 65-year-old retiredtruck driver into freeing the5-year-old boy. One localofficial said the child hadbeen crying for his parents.Dykes is accused of pull-ing the boy from a schoolbus Tuesday and killing thedriver who tried to protect the21 youngsters aboard. Thegunman and the boy wereholed up in a small room onhis property that authoritieslikened to a tornado shelter,something common to thisarea of the South.“The three past days havenot been easy on anybody,”Dale County Sheriff WallyOlson said at a news brief-ing late Thursday. He saidauthorities were communicat-ing with the suspect, and theirprimary goal was to get theboy home safely.“There’s no reason tobelieve the child has beenharmed,” he added.There were signs that thestandoff could continue forsome time.James Arrington, policechief of the neighboring townof Pinckard, said the shel-ter was about 4 feet under-ground, with about 6-by-8feet of floor space and a PVCpipe that negotiators werespeaking through. A statelegislator said the shelter haselectricity, food and TV. Thepolice chief said the captorhas been sleeping and toldnegotiators that he has spentlong periods in the shelterbefore. “He will have to giveup sooner or later because(authorities) are not leaving,”Arrington said. “It’s prettysmall, but he’s been known tostay in there eight days.”Midland City MayorVirgil Skipper said he hasbeen briefed by law enforce-ment agents and has visitedwith the boy’s parents. “He’scrying for his parents,” hesaid. “They are holding upgood. They are praying andasking all of us to pray withthem.”Republican Rep. SteveClouse, who represents theMidland City area, said hevisited the boy’s motherThursday and that she is“hanging on by a thread.”“Everybody is praying withher for the boy,” he said.Clouse said the mothertold him that the boy hasAsperger’s syndrome, anautism-like disorder, as wellas attention deficit hyperac-tivity disorder, or ADHD.Police have been deliveringmedication to him through thepipe, he added. The normallyquiet red clay road leading tothe bunker teemed today withmore than a dozen police carsand trucks, a fire truck, a heli-copter, officers from multipleagencies and news medianear Midland City, popula-tion 2,300. Police vehicleshave come and gone steadilyfor hours from the commandpost, a small church takenover for that useEarly today, activitypicked up when a team inmilitary-style uniforms,many toting weapons, got outof a big van in the pre-dawnchill and moved into a stag-ing area. One appeared to bedog handler.
Former NewYork CityMayor EdKoch dies
By DEEPTI HAJELAThe Associated Press
NEW YORK — Ed Koch’sfavorite moment as mayorof New York City, fittingly,involved yelling.Suddenly inspired to dosomething brash about the raretransit strike that crippled thecity in 1980, he strode down tothe Brooklyn Bridge to encour-age commuters who were forcedto walk to work instead of jump-ing aboard subway trains andbuses.“I began to yell, ‘Walk overthe bridge! Walk over the bridge!We’re not going to let these bas-tards bring us to our knees!’And people began to applaud,”the famously combative, acid-tongued politician recalled at a2012 forum.His success in rallying NewYorkers in the face of the strikewas, he said, his biggest personalachievement as mayor. And itwas a display that was quint-essentially Koch, who rescuedthe city from near-financial ruinduring a three-term City Hallrun in which he embodied NewYork chutzpah for the rest of theworld.Koch died at 2 a.m. Fridayfrom congestive heart failure,spokesman George Arzt said.The funeral will be Monday atTemple Emanu-El in Manhattan.The larger-than-life Koch, whobreezed through the streets of New York flashing his signaturethumbs-up sign, won a nationalreputation with his feisty style.“How’m I doing?” was histrademark question to constitu-ents, although the answer mat-tered little to Koch. The mayoralways thought he was doingwonderfully.Bald and bombastic, paunchyand pretentious, the city’s 105thmayor was quick with a friend-ly quip and equally fast with acutting remark for his politicalenemies.“You punch me, I punchback,” Koch once memorablyobserved. “I do not believe it’sgood for one’s self-respect to bea punching bag.”Koch was also an outspo-ken supporter of Israel, willingto criticize anyone, includingPresident Barack Obama, overdecisions Koch thought couldindicate any wavering of supportfor that nation.Under his watch from 1978-89, the city climbed out of itsfinancial crisis thanks to Koch’stough fiscal policies and razor-sharp budget cuts, and subwayservice improved enormously.But homelessness and AIDSsoared through the 1980s, andcritics charged that City Hall’sresponses were too little, too late.Koch said in a 2009 interviewwith The New York Times thathe had few regrets about his timein office but still felt guilt overa decision he made as mayorto close Sydenham Hospital inHarlem. The move saved $9 mil-lion, but Koch said in 2009 thatit was wrong “because blackdoctors couldn’t get into otherhospitals” at the time.“That was uncaring of me,”he said. “They helped elect me,and then in my zeal to do theright thing I did something nowthat I regret.”His mark on the city has beenset in steel: The QueensboroBridge — connecting Manhattanto Queens and celebrated in theSimon and Garfunkel tune “The59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’Groovy)” — was renamed inKoch’s honor in 2011.Koch was a champion of gay rights, taking on the RomanCatholic Church and scores of political leaders.
PaulH., 91, of Delphos, Mass of Christian Burial will beginat 10:30 a.m. today at St.Joseph Catholic Church,Fort Jennings, the Rev.Charles Obinwa officiat-ing. Following the Mass, theDelphos Veterans Counciland Fort Jennings AmericanLegion will conduct militarygraveside rites at the church.Burial will be in St. JosephCemetery, Fort Jennings.Friends may call one hourprior to the Mass today at thechurch. Preferred memorialsare to Wounded Warriors ordonor’s choice.
Gary Karl,61, of Van Wert, funeral ser-vices will be held at 2 p.m.today at Alspach-GearhartFuneral Home & Crematory,Van Wert. The Rev TimothySims will officiate. Burial willbe in Evangelical ProtestantCemetery, rural Van WertCounty. Visitation will befrom noon to 2 p.m. today atthe funeral home. Preferredmemorials may be directed toNODC Care Bear Fund.
“There’s noreason to believethe child hasbeen harmed.”
— Wally OlsonDale County Sheriff
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Ohio’s new third grade readingproficiency target.The plan also calls forincreased access to schoolefficiency and performanceinformation and it encouragesdistricts to learn from the suc-cesses of comparable districts.Kasich told school adminis-trators Thursday that the state’sfinancial stewardship allowedthe administration to avoid thecuts many had worried about— describing their reaction tothe plan as bordering on excite-ment. He said he wants to seethe money benefit studentsdirectly, something that wouldbe achieved by lifting somestate regulations on how dollarsare spent.“We want to get those dol-lars into the classroom,” Kasichsaid.The introduction of Kasich’splan is expected to kick off months of debate over Ohio’seducational direction. Heplanned an evening online townhall Thursday and a Cincinnatiappearance Friday to continueto tout it.School funding decisions forOhio’s 613 school districts and353 charter schools are likelyto affect many tax bills, homevalues and the quality of theeducation children receive.Democrats and teacherunion officials criticized Kasichfor not involving them in theplan’s development.“I have a fundamentalproblem with the governor’sapproach; that is, the lack of bipartisanship,” said OhioSenate Democratic Leader EricKearney, of Cincinnati. He saidhe was “a little bit amazed” thatKasich hadn’t reached out toDemocrats for their thoughts.A key legislator in theRepublican-controlled OhioSenate said she was encour-aged by the governor’s sweep-ing plan.“I think the devil is in thedetails, and we haven’t seenall the details yet,” said SenateEducation Chairwoman PeggyLehner, a Kettering Republican.“From the broad concepts I’veseen, I think it’s very innovativeand dynamic.”Dayton-area seventh-gradeteacher Ella Jordan Isaac said,“Unfortunately, the governor isworking on education policyand school funding with onlya select few. He must includeall of us — especially those of us with deep classroom experi-ence — as we move throughthis process.”Kasich education adviserssaid during Thursday’s townhall that they spent monthsgathering input from teach-ers, superintendents and othersaround the state.The Associated Press con-tributed to this story.
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She took care of that [directdeposit] a few years ago.”Senior Citizen’s CenterDirector Joyce Hale believesthe change in technology isscary for many senior’s, espe-cially when the change affectswhat they can or can’t dowith their own money. Formany, the adjustment frompaper delivery of their SocialSecurity check to direct deposithas met some resistance fordifferent reasons. Some don’thave checking accounts andare accustomed to havingmoney — coins and paper —in their pocket or wallet andare secure with carrying cash.Some have sight impairmentsand can’t see to write out andsign checks. In addition, theylike the social aspect of gettingout and talking to folks; it istheir social network. A visitto the bank for these folks issimilar to visiting a Facebookpage and posting a blog.“These generations of peo-ple were raised to deal withreal money. They have lived inthat ‘comfort zone’ for a longtime,” Hale spoke with com-passion. “Some just don’t feelcomfortable writing checks.”About 90 percent of peoplewho receive federal benefitsalready get their paymentselectronically and new ben-eficiaries were required toget payments electronicallystarting last year. With a fewexceptions, the rest will haveto make the switch by March 1.For those who are alreadyreceiving benefits, visit www.ssa.gov/myaccount/ to createnew online account or login toan existing account and start orchange Direct Deposit online.If computer access is not avail-able, recipients may sign up attheir bank, credit union or sav-ings and loan.For more information, callthe senior center at 419-692-1331 or the Social SecurityAdministration Office in Limaat 419-228-7401.