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A boy was born Jan. 31 to Jennifer and Jason Bockey of Delphos.A boy was born Jan. 30 to Janet Painter and Tyler Schulte of Delphos.
Today is Wednesday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2014. There are 329 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Feb. 5, 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed increasing the number of U.S. Supreme Court justices; the proposal, which failed in Congress, drew accusations that Roosevelt was attempting to “pack” the nation’s highest court.On this date:In 1783, Sweden recognized the independence of the United States.In 1811, George, the Prince of Wales, was named Prince Regent due to the mental illness of his father, Britain’s King George III.In 1914, “Beat Generation” author William S. Burroughs was born in St. Louis.In 1919, movie studio United Artists was incorporat-ed by Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, D.W. Griffith and Charles Chaplin.In 1922, the first edition of Reader’s Digest was published.In 1940, Glenn Miller and his orchestra recorded “Tuxedo Junction” for RCA Victor’s Bluebird label.In 1953, Walt Disney’s animated feature “Peter Pan” was first released.In 1967, “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour” pre-miered on CBS-TV.In 1971, Apollo 14 astronauts Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell stepped onto the surface of the moon in the first of two lunar excursions.In 1973, services were held at Arlington National Cemetery for U.S. Army Col. William B. Nolde, the last official American combat casualty before the Vietnam cease-fire took effect.In 1989, the Soviet Union announced that all but a small rear-guard contingent of its troops had left Afghanistan.In 1994, white separatist Byron De La Beckwith was convicted in Jackson, Miss., of murdering civil rights leader Medgar Evers in 1963, and was immediately sen-tenced to life in prison. (Beckwith died Jan. 21, 2001 at age 80.) Sixty-eight people were killed when a mortar shell exploded in a marketplace in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina.Ten years ago: CIA Director George Tenet offered a forceful defense of prewar intelligence in a speech at Georgetown University. Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf pardoned the country’s top nuclear scientist, Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, for leaking weapons technol-ogy to Iran, Libya and North Korea.Five years ago: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent surgery for pancreatic cancer. USA Swimming suspended Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps for three months after a photo showing him inhaling from a marijuana pipe became public.One year ago: President Barack Obama asked Congress for a short-term deficit reduction package of spending cuts and tax revenue that would delay the effective date of steeper automatic cuts scheduled to kick in on March 1. (The president and congressional leaders failed to reach an agreement, and the $85 billion in federal spending cuts, known as sequester, went into effect.)Today’s Birthdays: Baseball Hall-of-Famer Hank Aaron is 80. Actor Stuart Damon is 77. Tony-winning playwright John Guare is 76. Financial writer Jane Bryant Quinn is 75. Actor David Selby is 73. Singer-songwriter Barrett Strong is 73. Football Hall-of-Famer Roger Staubach is 72. Singer Cory Wells (Three Dog Night) is 72. Movie director Michael Mann is 71. Rock singer Al Kooper is 70. Actress Charlotte Rampling is 68. Racing Hall-of-Famer Darrell Waltrip is 67. Actress Barbara Hershey is 66. Actor Christopher Guest is 66. Actor Tom Wilkinson is 66. Actor-comedian Tim Meadows is 53. Actress Jennifer Jason Leigh is 52. Actress Laura Linney is 50. Rock musician Duff McKagan (Velvet Revolver) is 50. World Golf Hall-of-Famer Jose Maria Olazabal is 48. Actor-comedian Chris Parnell is 47. Rock singer Chris Barron (Spin Doctors) is 46. Singer Bobby Brown is 45. Actor Michael Sheen is 45. Country singer Sara Evans is 43. Actor-singer Darren Criss (TV: “Glee”) is 27. Actor Jeremy Sumpter is 25.
One Year Ago
The Delphos Knights of Columbus Council 1362, in conjunction with the Ohio State Knights of Columbus, recently awarded the $1,000 “Christopher Fund Scholarship” for the 2012-13 school year to St. John’s High School senior Jessica Recker. Recker, the daughter of Fred and Teresa Recker, currently carries a GPA of 4.0 and ranks first in a class of 75.
25 Years Ago – 1989
It wasn’t easy! It wasn’t always pretty but St. John’s hung on to grab a share of the Midwest Athletic Conference crown with a 59-53 victory Friday night over their hosts, the Parkway Panthers. Leading the way for the Blue Jays in scoring was Steve Jettinghoff with 22 points. Scott Suever added 13 and Curt Mager 11.Farm Fair ’89 chairman Dan Kimmet of Delphos and co-chairman Duane Metzger, Elida, showed some of the door prizes that will be available at the farm show at the Lima Mall. The show presented by the Elida Young Farmers and Young Farm Wives features 75 exhibits and free entertainment. Exhibits will be presented by window companies, fertilizer firms and farm equipment, farm communica-tions equipment, seed and tile dealers.The Jefferson Wildcats, behind a combined 38 points from Jon Boggs (16 points), Chris Renner (12 points), and Mark Youngpeter (10 points), soundly defeated an Ada Bulldog squad on Ada’s homecourt by a 59-46 count on a bitterly cold Friday night. For the eve-ning, Jefferson shot an outstanding 59 percent from the field on 19 of 32 and connected on 16 of 27 from the line.
50 Years Ago – 1964
Walter Miller announced Wednesday he has leased and will take over the management of both the Capitol and Van Del theatres. Among the special projects he has in mind are a one-day per week operetta film series and special kiddy matinees on Saturday. For the present, he plans to have the theatre open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and ulti-mately to be open five days a week.A Valentine theme was carried out in the decorations and appointments at the Delphos Country Club Tuesday when the monthly ladies day luncheon bridge was held. Lunch was served and the remainder of the afternoon was spent playing cards. Prizes were awarded to Mrs. Ted Stallkamp, Mrs. A. J. Meyer and Mrs. Ben Kill. Hostesses for the party were Mrs. Alfred Odenweller, Mrs. Harold Manore and Mrs. Elmer Scherger.The Texaco Service Station at First and Main streets has been re-opened after having been closed for the past few months. Don S. Foster is the new manager and offers regular service station accommodations, including car wash, greasing and tire services. The station is now known as Ben’s Texaco and is open for business.
75 Years Ago – 1939
The Delphos Recreation Center, a WPA project, will be opened in the city building starting on Monday. The center was formerly located on East Fourth Street in the Imber building. Russell Judkins and Syl Thithoff are in charge of the project and supervise the work and play.The members of the Mary Martha Bible Class of the Christian Church held a regular meeting Friday evening at the home of Hazel Diltz, Spencerville Road. Audrey Vandemark was received into the class as a new member. Arrangements were made to serve a jitney supper in the church basement Feb. 16.Mrs. Joseph Boerger, North Franklin Street, was hostess to the members of the N. H. T. Club and one guest, Mrs. Henry Martin, at her home Friday evening. Tables were arranged for pinochle and at the conclusion of the games, Mrs. Otto Dolt was high; Mrs. Frank Rohr second; and Mrs. Syl. Boerger consoled.
Lucille G., 92, Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Delphos at 11 a.m. Friday, the Rev. Dave Reinhart will officiate. The Rev. James Van Oss will co-officiate. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery. Friends may call at Strayer Funeral Home in Delphos from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday. A Parish Wake Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rita’s Auxiliary or to the Medical Mission Sisters, 8400 Pine Road, Philadelphia, PA 19111-9986. Online condo-lences may be shared at www.strayerfuneralhome.com.
Margaret Elizabeth, 92, of Delphos, Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Delphos St. John the Evangelist Church. Burial will follow in Ressurection Cemetery. Memorial contri-butions may be made to that of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.harterand-schier.com.
Woman claims to have been abducted, assaulted
VAN WERT — Van Wert Police are investigating a reported possible abduction and felonious assault in Van Wert. The dispatch center took a call at 6:55 a.m. Tuesday from a woman who claimed that she had been held for more than 24 hours before she was able to escape.A search warrant was issued for 412 1/2 S. Washington St. and the warrant was execut-ed at 10:46 a.m. the same day. Evidence found at the scene by the Van Wert Police Special Response Team led to the arrest of two men.Elmeco R. Crisp, 38, for-merly of Van Wert but now listed at a Lima address was arrested on charges of abduc-tion and felonious assault. James D. Wilson, 57, who lives at the home that was searched, was arrested for felonious assault.The two men are being held at the Van Wert County Correctional Facility. No fur-ther details have been released at this time. The investigation into the incident is continuing.
1 child dies, 1 hospitalized after cruise incident
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A 4-year-old boy died and a 6-year-old boy was revived and taken to a North Carolina hospital after both were pulled from a cruise ship swimming pool off the state’s coast Monday, according to officials who offered few additional details Tuesday.Norwegian said on its Facebook page that the ship’s emergency medical team responded to a report that the children were unre-sponsive on its pool deck and quickly administered CPR.“After extensive efforts, the younger child could not be revived,” the Facebook post read. “We extend our deep-est sympathies to the family during this extremely difficult time and are providing full assistance and support.”It was unclear wheth-er the boys were related. The survivor was flown to CarolinaEast Medical Center in New Bern with his grandmother and a nurse from the ship. The boy was later transferred to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. Hospital spokes-woman Chris Mackey said Tuesday that the boy’s par-ents did not want the boy’s condition shared with the public.Norwegian Breakaway, an 18-deck ship with a capacity of 4,000 passengers, is one of the cruise line’s newest ships and has a New York City theme with a colorful mural on the exterior hull designed by pop artist Peter Max featuring images of the Manhattan skyline and Statue of Liberty. The ves-sel’s year-round home port is Manhattan.It has several pool areas, including an aqua park with a play area for young chil-dren. There’s also a super-vised program for children ages 3 to 17 called Splash Academy.Norwegian Cruise Line spokeswoman AnneMarie Mathews declined to spec-ify at which pool the chil-dren were found. She also declined to say whether the children signed into care at Splash Academy or were supervised by their family.Except for Disney Cruise Line, pools aboard cruise ships usually are not watched by lifeguards and swimming is at the patron’s own risk, though Norwegian ships have specific pools for chil-dren, said Andrew Coggins, a management professor at Pace University in New York City who studies the cruise industry.“In any event, children are not supposed to be in the pool unattended,” Coggins wrote in an email.
Child traffic deaths drop 43 percent over decade
ATLANTA (AP) — Children are dying less often in traffic accidents: Over a decade, the number who died in crashes dropped by 43 percent, according to a new government report.Health officials say the increased use of car seats and booster seats drove the decline. Still, one-third of the children 12 and under who died in 2011 were not buckled up.“The first step is buckling up. Every child, of every age, on every trip,” said Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The CDC report focused on crash deaths of children 12 and under and covered 2002 through 2011, when traffic fatalities overall declined to levels not seen since the 1940s.Young children traditionally have been only a small fraction of total traffic deaths. In the last year of the study, children accounted for 650 of the 21,000 deaths of drivers and passengers. Preliminary CDC figures for 2012 show child deaths continued to fall, to 637.“Children aren’t going drinking, and they’re not typically out at night,” said Jonathan Adkins, deputy director of the Governors Highway Safety Association.Teens and young adults account for the largest share of deaths, he added.The CDC study was not designed to answer why the deaths of younger children declined. But experts credited a large growth in state laws requiring car seats and booster seats, and in programs that promote buckling kids up.But there’s been a racial disparity in how well that’s worked. Almost half of the black and Hispanic children who died in crashes in 2009 and 2010 were not in safety seats or wearing seat belts, compared to a quarter of white deaths, according to the CDC.That may be related to income, experts said. Car seats can run well over $100 and be challenging to install. Larger proportions of minority families may have trouble getting the money or help to put them in. Frieden noted there are community programs that provide help and subsidies for car seats.Health officials urge parents to keep all children 12 and under in the back seat, and use car seats and booster seats until seat belts fit properly. They recommend that car seats should face the rear up to age 2.Last month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proposed new regula-tions to better protect kids in car seats from side-impact crashes.