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Betty Joan Fuerst
Nov. 10, 1934-Sept. 1, 2013
Betty Joan Fuerst, 78, of Delphos, died at 4:36 p.m.Sunday at Vancrest HealthcareCenter of Delphos.She was born Nov. 10,1934, in Landeck, to OswaldP. and Irene (Blockberger)Klaus, who preceded her indeath.She was united in mar-riage to Norbert Fuerst onJuly 11, 1951. He precededher in death on June 2, 2004.Survivors include threesons, Gordon (Helen) Fuerst of Delphos, Louis (Ann) Fuerstof Findlay and Roger Fuerstof Delphos; three daughters,Judith (James) Looser of Ottoville, Constance (Mark)Buettner of Elida and Elaine(Darren) Abram of Delphos;two sisters, Virginia Gunter of Delphos and Shirley (Gerald)Ladd of Landeck; two daugh-ter-in-laws, Carole Fuerst of Minster and Barbara Hooleyof Delphos; 16 grandchildren;18 great-grandchildren; andone great-great-grandchild.She was also preceded indeath by two sons, Dennis J.Fuerst and Richard L. Fuerst;her daughter, Denise Fuerst;a sister, Mildred Miller Ulm;three brothers, Leroy, Pauland John Klaus; and a step-grandson, Nicholas Yaeger.Mrs. Fuerst worked forHostess Vending company.She was a member of St.John the Evangelist CatholicChurch and VFW Auxiliary.She enjoyed gardening,playing cards, jigsaw puz-zles, bingo and watching theCincinnati Reds, but most of all she truly enjoyed spendingtime with her children andgrandchildren.Mass of Christian burialwill be at 11 a.m. Friday at St.John the Evangelist CatholicChurch, with Father ChrisBohnsack officiating. Burialwill follow at St. John’sCemetery.Visitation will be from 2-8p.m. Thursday at Harter andSchier Funeral Home and aParish Wake will be at 6 p.m.There will also be a VFWAux. service on Thursday.Memorial contributionsmay be made to VFW 3035 orSt. John’s Parish Foundation.To leave online condolenc-es for the family, visit www.harterandschier.com.
David Frost, known forNixon interview, dies at 74
LONDON (AP) — David Frost had sparred with RichardNixon for hours, recording a series of interviews with theformer president three years after he stepped down in disgraceover Watergate. But as the sessions drew to a close, Frost real-ized he still lacked something: an acknowledgement by Nixonthat he had been wrong.Nixon had admitted making mistakes, but Frost put downhis clipboard and pressed his subject on whether that wasenough. Americans, he said, wanted to hear him own up to hismisdeeds and acknowledge abusing the power of the WhiteHouse.“Unless you say it, you’re going to be haunted for the restof your life,” the British broadcaster told Nixon.What came next were some of the most extraordinary com-ments ever made by a politician on television. For Frost, whodied Saturday, it was the signature moment of an illustrioustelevision career that spanned half a century and includedinterviews with a long list of the world’s most powerful andfamous, including virtually every British prime minister andU.S. president of his time.A natural at TV hosting, he seemed to effortlessly inhabitthe worlds of entertainment and politics. As a satirist, a gameshow host and a journalist, he disarmed others with unfailingaffability and personal charm.“He had an extraordinary ability to draw out the interview-ee, knew exactly where the real story lay and how to get at it,”former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said. Frost, he added,“was also a thoroughly kind and good-natured man.”Blair’s former communications chief, Alastair Campbell,added on Twitter that Frost was one of the best interviewers“because his sheer niceness could lull you into saying thingsyou didn’t intend.”
One Year Ago
The Ottoville Park Carnival Royaltyreturned for the 50th celebration. The firstking, Dan Weber, was crowned in 1970. Thefirst queen, Sharon (Koester) Wannemacher,was crowned in 1968. The 2012 ParkCarnival King and Queen are Rachel Beiningand Zac Weber. 2012 saw the first juniorking and queen contest. Damien Gudakunstand Destinee Davis were the junior king andqueen.
25 Years Ago – 1988
Black Swamp Quilters Club will conducta raffle of a handstitched iris appliqué quiltat its show in conjunction with Canal Days.The show will be Sept. 16-18 at the DelphosPublic Library. Showing the quilt are SallyDickerhoof of Annie’s Fabrics and Crafts,where the quilt is on display, and Sue Gillerand Martha Fletcher, members of the quiltersclub.The annual Ottoville Park Carnival is setfor Sunday. Crowning of the king and queenwill be at 12:30 p.m., followed by the paradeat 1 p.m. Entrants for the queen competitionare Sherri Bendele, Sharon Gasser, KellyKaufman and Marie Schnipke. King candi-dates are Steve Hilvers, Bob Hohlbein, TonyLanghals and Pete Urton.Jefferson volleyball team downed LimaTemple Christian 15-5 and 15-8 to improveits record to 2-0. Temple Christian is 0-1.Tina Closson led Jefferson going 10 of 14in serving with five aces. Jefferson alsowon the reserve match 15-9 and 16-14. LoriJettinghoff led Jefferson with eight of 12 onserves with six aces. Stefanie Kraft was eightof 13 with six aces.
50 Years Ago – 1963
St. John’s Rosary Altar Society will holdits first meeting of the season Sept. 9 in theLittle Theater of St. John’s School. A potluckdinner will be served followed by a meetingand social hour. The committee in charge of the potluck dinner has announced that meatwill be furnished and members are askedto bring a covered dish. Chairmen for thedinner are Mrs. Richard Renner and Mrs.Kenneth Schimmoeller.Delphos Lions discussed two forthcom-ing projects at their dinner meeting Tuesdaynight. The club will hold a stag fish fry atthe Firemen’s Clubhouse at Waterworks Parkon Sept. 30. Annual Pancake Day will beNov. 2. John Pitsenbarger is chairman of thePancake Day committee. The event will beheld in the Franklin School cafeteria.A Delphos woman was among the win-ners of the prizes given during NationalHardware Week. Mrs. Ed Hotz received aWearever electric grill and warmer with acontrol. Mrs. Hotz registered at DelphosHardware Company.
75 Years Ago – 1938
Charles Myers, proprietor of MyersCleaners, has leased the Milan Mox build-ing, corner of Main and Fifth streets. Thebuilding was formerly occupied by RaabeMotor Sales. Myers stated the building willbe used by Myers Cleaners to store trucksand for a repair shop and wash rack wherethe company trucks will be serviced andcleaned.A number from Delphos plan to go toKalida on Saturday to attend the 66th annualPioneer Day. Athletic events will be held inthe morning, including a bicycle race anda pie-eating contest. Musical entertainmentwill be furnished by the Thomas Brothers of Vaughnsville, the Edward’s Indian VillageEntertainers and various bands.Final plans have been completed for thespecial all-day services and dedication of the new Pilgrim Church, South Bredeick, onSept. 4. There will be a basket dinner andsupper with services in the morning, after-noon and evening. The church was startedthis spring under the supervision of the Rev.C. A. Ford.
Motorcyclecrash claimsman’s life
Van Wert County Sheriff Thomas M. Riggenbachreleased information that dep-uties investigated a motor-cycle accident in the early-morning hours on Saturday.Riggenbach said the VanWert County Sheriff’s Officereceived a call advising amotorcycle had wrecked nearthe intersection of Slane andHessian roads in HoaglinTownship. The driver of the motorcycle, Nicholas A.Mason, 18, of North Pole,Alaska, lost control of themotorcycle while travelingsouth on Slane Road.Due to the extent of theinjuries to Mason, SamaritanHelicopter was requestedat the scene. Mason wastransported by Samaritan toParkview Hospital in FortWayne, Ind., and later pro-nounced dead at ParkviewHospital.The Van Wert CountySheriff’s Office was assistedat the scene by Grover HillFire and EMS, Van Wert EMSand the Ohio State HighwayPatrol. No other details aboutthe accident were released bythe sheriff’s office.CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries were drawnMonday:
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Some flu vaccines promisea little more protection
WASHINGTON (AP) — Flu vaccination is no longermerely a choice between a jab in the arm or a squirt in thenose. This fall, some brands promise a little extra protection.For the first time, certain vaccines will guard against fourstrains of flu rather than the usual three. Called quadrivalentvaccines, these brands may prove more popular for childrenthan their parents. That’s because kids tend to catch thenewly added strain more often.These four-in-one vaccines are so new that they’ll makeup only a fraction of the nation’s supply of flu vaccine, so if you want a dose, better start looking early.But that’s only one of an unprecedented number of fluvaccine options available this year.Allergic to eggs? Egg-free shots are hitting the market,too.Plus there’s growing interest in shots brewed just for the65-and-older crowd, and a brand that targets the needle-phobic with just a skin-deep prick.“We’re moving away from the one-size-fits-all to choos-ing the best possible vaccine for an individual’s age andcondition,” said Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseasespecialist at the Mayo Clinic.“The flip side of that,” he said, is that “this will be a con-fusing year” as doctors and consumers alike try to choose.Federal health officials recommend a yearly flu vaccinefor nearly everyone, starting at 6 months of age. On average,about 24,000 Americans die each flu season, according to theCenters for Disease Control and Prevention.
Drug agents plumb vastdatabase of call records
GENE JOHNSONAssociated Press
SEATTLE — For at leastsix years, federal drug and otheragents have had near-immediateaccess to billions of phone callrecords dating back decadesin a collaboration with AT&Tthat officials have taken painsto keep secret, newly releaseddocuments show.The program, previouslyreported by ABC News and TheNew York Times, is called theHemisphere Project. It’s paid forby the U.S. Drug EnforcementAdministration and the Officeof National Drug Control Policy,and it allows investigators armedwith subpoenas to quickly minethe company’s vast database tohelp track down drug traffickersor other suspects who switchcellphones to avoid detection.The details of theHemisphere Project come amida national debate about the fed-eral government’s access tophone records, particularly thebulk collection of phone recordsfor national security purposes.Hemisphere, however, takes adifferent approach from that of the National Security Agency,which maintains a database of call records handed over byphone companies as authorizedby the USA Patriot Act.“Subpoenaing drug dealers’phone records is a bread-and-butter tactic in the course of criminal investigations,” JusticeDepartment spokesman BrianFallon said in an email. “Therecords are maintained at alltimes by the phone company,not the government. This pro-gram simply streamlines theprocess of serving the subpoenato the phone company so lawenforcement can quickly keepup with drug dealers when theyswitch phone numbers to try toavoid detection.”The Associated Press inde-pendently obtained a series of slides detailing Hemisphere.They show the database includesnot just records of AT&T cus-tomers, but of any call that pass-es through an AT&T switch.The federal governmentpays the salaries of four AT&Temployees who work in threefederal anti-drug offices aroundthe country to expedite subpoe-na requests, an Obama admin-istration official told the AP onMonday. The official spokeon the condition of anonymitybecause he or she was not autho-rized to discuss the program,and said that two of the AT&Temployees are based at the HighIntensity Drug Trafficking Areaoffice in Atlanta, one at theHIDTA office in Houston, andone at the office in Los Angeles.The Hemisphere databaseincludes records that date back to1987, the official said, but typicalnarcotics investigations focus onrecords no older than 18 months.To keep the program secret,investigators who request search-es of the database are instructedto “never refer to Hemispherein any official document,” oneof the slides noted. Agents aretold that when they obtain infor-mation through a Hemisphereprogram subpoena, they should“wall off” the program by filinga duplicative subpoena directlyto target’s phone company or bysimply writing that the informa-tion was obtained through anAT&T subpoena.
Sandy’s ‘freaky’path may be lesslikely in future
WASHINGTON (AP) —Man-made global warm-ing may further lessenthe likelihood of the freakatmospheric steering cur-rents that last year shovedSuperstorm Sandy duewest into New Jersey, anew study says.But don’t celebratea rare beneficial climatechange prediction justyet. The study’s authorssaid the once-in-700-yearspath was only one factorin the massive $50 bil-lion killer storm. They saidother variables such as sealevel rise and strongerstorms will worsen withglobal warming and out-weigh changes in steeringcurrents predicted by thestudy’s computer models.
Police probeprivate propertyaccidents
Delphos Police inves-tigated a pair of privateproperty accidents thisweekend.At 2:05 p.m Monday,officers were called to 8161/2 Suthoff St. for a back-ing accident. According tothe report, Amber Collins,25, of Suthoff St., wasbacking from the drive-way at 828 1/2 Suthoff St., failed to see a parkedvehicle in the driveway at816 1/2 Suthoff St. andstruck it in the rear.At noon Saturday, offi-cers were called to 725 N.Bredeick St. According toowner Anthony Teman, heparked his vehicle in frontof his Bredeick Street homeon Friday. On Saturday, henoticed damage to the pas-senger side door and rearfender.