They say there is a reasonThey say that time will heal,But neither time nor reason,Will change the way I feel,For no-one knowsthe heartache,That lies behind our smiles,No-one knows howmany times,We have broken downand cried,We want to tell you something,So there won’t be any doubt,You’re so wonderful to think of,But so hard to be without.
2 – The Herald Tuesday, June 8, 2010
For The Record
Vol. 140 No. 301
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, business managerDon Hemple, advertising manager
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March 15, 1946-June 6, 2010
Carl Miller, 64, of Delphos,died Sunday at St. Rita’sMedical Center.He was born March 15,1946, in Van Wert, to Johnand Marjorie (Smith) Miller,who are deceased.Funeral services begin at 3p.m. Wednesday at Harter andSchier Funeral Home.Friends may call for twohours prior to the service atthe funeral home.Memorials are to the fam-ily.
CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries weredrawn Monday:
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Estimated jackpot: $26million
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WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyThe Associated PressTONIGHT
: Showers andthunderstorms. Lows in theupper 50s. Southeast winds10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain90 percent.
: Partlysunny. Showers and thunder-storms likely in the morn-ing. Highs in the upper 70s.Southwest winds 15 to 20mph becoming west in theafternoon. Chance of rain 70percent.EXTENDED FORECAST
:Mostly clear. Lows in theupper 50s. West winds 10 to15 mph. becoming light south-west winds after midnight.
: Mostlysunny. Highs in the lower80s. Southwest winds 5 to 10mph.
: Partly cloudy.Lows in the lower 60s. Highsin the mid 80s.
: Partlycloudy. Lows in the mid 60s.
:Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.Highs in the mid 80s. Lows inthe upper 60s. Chance of rain30 percent.
John D.,65, of Gomer, funeral ser-vices will begin at 11 a.m.Wednesday at Harter andSchier Funeral Home, theRev. Brian Knoderer offi-ciating. Burial will followin Carmen Cemetery nearGomer, with military grave-side rites performed by theDelphos Veterans Council.Friends may call from 2-8 p.m.today and for an hour prior tothe service Wednesday at thefuneral home. Memorials areto Gomer United Church of Christ or American CancerSociety.Corn: $3.08Wheat: $3.93Beans: $9.53
Feb. 13, 1925-Dec. 21, 2009
Betty Jean Heidlebaugh,84, died Dec. 21, 2009, at herresidence in Atlanta, Ga.She was born Feb. 13,1925, in St. Louis, Mo.,to Harold and Mildred(Christensen) Heidlebaugh.Survivors include manyHeidlebaugh cousins; a“niece”, Katy Messere; andclose friends, Erik Helms andGeorge Gouveia.Miss Heidlebaugh spenther early years in St. Louisand Terre Haute, Ind. Herfamily moved to Atlantawhen she was young and shelived there the rest of herlife. She retired in 1985 as anexecutive bookkeeper fromthe Coca Cola Co. after manyyears. She treasured her yearsat Coke and the friendshipsshe made there. She wouldget together regularly witha group of retirees. Alongwith visiting with friends,she enjoyed traveling, play-ing cards and the AtlantaBraves.Funeral services will beginat 2 p.m. Friday at OttawaRiver Church near Delphos.Burial will be in the churchcemetery.In lieu of flowers, memo-rials are to the church.Arrangements are byHarter & Schier FuneralHome, Delphos.
Dec. 6, 1932-June 7, 2010
Marilyn A. “Blondie”Wienken, 77, of Spencerville,died at 3:11 a.m. Monday atSt. Rita’s Medical Center fol-lowing a short illness.She was born Dec. 6,1932, in Lima to George andWinifred (Morris) Vulgamott.On Oct. 29, 1952, she mar-ried James M. Wienken, whodied Oct. 30, 2003.Survivors include sonsTed (Sandy) Wienken, of Landeck and Tim Wienken,of Spencerville; daughterJane Taggi of Kalida; sisterLinda Bendele of Austin,Texas; aunt Leona Thomasof Van Wert; grandchildrenSusan (Rick) Kimmel, WendyWienken, Adam (Sarah) Taggiand Josh Wienken and NathanWienken; and four great-grandchildren, Jarron Kaylor,Hailey and Morgan Kimmeland Natalie Taggi.She was preceded in deathby a grandson, Matt Taggi;brothers, Paul and MaxVulgamott; sister, DelphineBlankemeyer; and her god-child, Deb Snider.Mrs. Wienken retired fromquality inspection at Hayes/Albion-Trim Trends Corp.,Spencerville, after 46 years.She was a 1950 graduate of Spencerville High Schooland was looking forward toher 60th alumni this week-end. She was a member of St. John the Baptist CatholicChurch, Landeck, UnitedAuto Workers Local 962Retirees, and a life mem-ber of the American LegionPost 191 Auxiliary and of Veterans of Foreign WarsPost 6772 Auxiliary, both inSpencerville. She enjoyedworld travel, bingo and gam-bling trips with friends, andthe precious time with herfamily.Funeral services will beginat 11 a.m. Thursday at ThomasE. Bayliff Funeral Home,Spencerville, the Rev. JohnFleck will officiate. Burialwill be in Wright Cemetery,Converse.Friends may call from 3-8p.m. Wednesday at the funer-al home, where VFW andAmerican Legion Auxiliaryservices will be held.Memorials are to theVFW or American LegionAuxiliaries.
Marilyn A.‘Blondie’ Wienken
A girl was born June 7 toAndrea Schroeder and MichaelStefarko of Fort Jennings.
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effects could linger foryears.And as the oil patchesflirt with the coastline, slath-ering some spots and leavingothers alone, residents whodepend on tourism and fish-ing are wondering in the hereand now how to head off thedamage or salvage a seasonthat’s nearing its peak.At the Salty Dog Surf Shopin Panama City Beach, nearthe eastern end of the spillarea, manager Glen Thaxtonhawked T-shirts, flip-flopsand sunglasses with usualbriskness Monday, even asofficials there warned oilcould appear on the sandwithin 72 hours.“It could come to ascreeching halt real quick,”Thaxton said. “So we’vebeen calling vendors and tell-ing them don’t ship anythingelse until further notice.”In Mississippi, Gov. HaleyBarbour over the weekendangrily blasted news cover-age that he said was scaringaway tourists at the start of the busy summer season bymaking it seem as if “thewhole coast from Florida toTexas is ankle-deep in oil.”Mississippi, he insistedon “Fox News Sunday,” wasclean.That sounded about rightto Darlene Kimball, whoruns Kimball Seafood on thedocks at Pass Christian.“Mississippi watersare open, and we’re catch-ing shrimp,” Kimball said.Still, her business is hurt-ing because of a perceptionthat Gulf seafood isn’t safe,she said, and because manyshrimpers have signed up tohelp corral the spill else-where.The random, scatterednature of the oil was evi-dent Monday during a tripacross the state line betweenAlabama and Florida.On the Alabama side,clumps of seaweed ladenwith oil littered beaches formiles. Huge orange globsstained the sand in places.But at Perdido Key, onthe Florida side, the sandwas white and virtuallycrude-free. Members of afive-person crew had to lookfor small dots of oil to pickup, stooping over every fewyards for another piece.“It’s beautiful here today,”said Josiah Holmes, of Gulf Shores, Ala. He and his wife,Lydia, had driven across thestate line because the beachwas such a mess at home.For some who are plan-ning vacations in the regionbut live elsewhere, the spill’sfickle nature is causing con-fusion.Adam Warriner, a cus-tomer service agent withCalifornia-based CSA Travelprotection, said the companyis getting a lot of calls fromvacationers worried the oilwill disrupt their trips —even if they’re headed toSouth Carolina, nowherenear the spill area.“As of now we haven’tincluded oil into any of ourcoverage language, andthat’s not something thatI’ve heard is happening,” hesaid.That kind of mispercep-tion worries residents andofficials in areas that aren’tbeing hit hard by the oil —and even those in some thatare.“The daily images of theoil is obviously having animpact,” said Gov. BobbyJindal of Louisiana, the stateclosest to the leak and theone where the oil is hav-ing its most insidious effectson wildlife. “It’s having aheavy, real, very negativeimpact on our economy.”Some of the most endur-ing images are of pelicansand other wildlife drenchedin oil.As the sun rose todayon Barataria Bay, La., justwest of the mouth of theMississippi River, marshislands teemed with oilybrown pelicans and crude-stained white ibis. The birdsinadvertantly used their oiledbeaks like paint brushes,dabbing at their wings, asthe brown goo bled into theirfeathers. Some struggled tofly, fluttered and fell, whileothers just sat and tried toclean themselves, sqwawk-ing and flapping their wings.Dolphins bobbed up anddown through the oily sheennearby.Fishing guide DaveMarino looked out over thewater in disbelief and dis-gust. The 41 year old fire-fighter has been fishing thesewaters for 20 years.“I’m an optimistic guy,so hopefully it doesn’t justoverwhelm the entire sys-tem,” he said. “But if it con-tinues to go on and the oilkeeps coming in, eventuallythe balance is going to tip.Then what happens? Is it allover?”The Barataria estuary,one of the hardest-hit areas,has been busy with shrimpboats skimming up oil andofficials in boats and heli-copters patrolling the islandsand bays to assess the stateof wildlife and the move-ment of oil.President Barack Obamasought to reassure Americansby saying that “we will getthrough this crisis” but that itwould take dedication.Later, he said he’s beentalking closely with Gulf Coast fishermen and variousexperts on BP’s catastrophicoil spill and not for loftyacademic reasons.“I talk to these folksbecause they potentiallyhave the best answers — soI know whose ass to kick,”the president said.
High temperature Mondayin Delphos was 71 degrees,low was 54. High a year agotoday was 82, low was 66.Record high for today is 96,set in 1933. Record low is 42,set in 1913.
By FRANKLIN BRICENOThe Associated Press
LIMA, Peru — DutchmanJoran van der Sloot, long theprime suspect in the 2005 dis-appearance of a U.S. teen inAruba, has confessed to kill-ing a young Peruvian womanin his Lima hotel room, apolice spokesman said.Peru’s chief police spokes-man, Col. Abel Gamarra, toldThe Associated Press thatVan der Sloot admitted underpolice questioning Mondaythat he killed 21-year-oldStephany Flores on May 30.The broadcaster AmericaTelevision reported that Vander Sloot killed Flores in arage after learning she hadlooked up information abouthis past on his laptop. It saidit had access to details of theconfession but did not cite itssource.Gamarra would not pro-vide details of the confes-sion. Nor would the chief of Peru’s criminal police, Gen.Cesar Guardia, when the APreached him by telephone.Guardia said only policedirector Gen. Miguel Hidalgocould authorize the informa-tion to be divulged. Hidalgo’scell phone rang unanswered.Asked about the Van derSloot confession, a brotherof the victim, Enrique Flores,told the AP “we are not goingto make any comment. This isin the hands of the police, of the justice system.”Van der Sloot’s confessioncame on his third full day inPeruvian police custody, onthe eve of a planned trip to thehotel in which he was to par-ticipate in a reconstruction of the events leading to Flores’slaying, Gamarra said.Flores, a business student,was found beaten to death, herneck broken, in the 22-year-old Dutchman’s hotel room.Police said the two met play-ing poker at a casino.Video from hotel secu-rity cameras shows the twoentering Van der Sloot’shotel room together at 5 a.m.Saturday and Van der Slootleaving alone four hours laterwith his bags. Police sayVan der Sloot also left thehotel briefly at 8:10 a.m. andreturned with two cups of coffee and bread purchasedacross the street at a super-market.Gamarra said the casewould now be turned over toprosecutors to present formalcharges and Van der Slootwill be assigned to a prisonwhile he awaits trial. Murderconvictions carry a maximumof 35 years in prison in Peruand it was not immediatelyclear if a confession couldlead to a reduced sentence.Van der Sloot remains theprime suspect in the 2005disappearance of Alabamateen Natalee Holloway, then18, on the Caribbean resortisland of Aruba while she wascelebrating her high schoolgraduation.He was arrested twicein the case — and gave anumber of conflicting confes-sions, some in TV interviews— but was freed for lack of evidence.Holloway’s father toldABC’s “Good MorningAmerica” today that Van derSloot should tell all he knowsabout the disappearance of his daughter.“He confessed to this one... I would like for him totell everyone what happened”in the earlier case, DaveHolloway said. “Hopefullythis is his last victim.”The 6-foot-3-tall Vander Sloot had been held atPeruvian criminal policeheadquarters since arrivingSaturday in a police convoy
Dutchman confesses tokilling Lima woman
By KAREN HAWKINSThe Associated Press
CHICAGO — MarvinIsley, the bass player whohelped give R&B powerhousethe Isley Brothers their dis-tinctive sound, has died at aChicago hospital. He was 56.Isley died Sunday morn-ing at an inpatient hospiceat Weiss Memorial Hospital,according to hospital spokes-woman Catherine Gianaro.She could not confirm a causeof death.Isley stopped performingin 1996 after suffering com-plications from diabetes thatincluded a stroke, high bloodpressure, the loss of both legsand use of his left hand.He joined his brothers’band in 1973. By that time,the Isley Brothers had estab-lished themselves with hitslike 1959’s “Shout,” whichsold more than 1 millionrecords. Isley splintered off to form Isley-Jasper-Isley inthe 1980s and returned to theIsley Brothers in the 1990s.The group was inducted intothe Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992, and their careerhas spanned six decades.At one point there were fiveIsley brothers in the group,including Marvin. Today,only Ronald Isley is touringfull time after a three-yearstint in federal prison for taxevasion.
Youngest of Isley Brothers,dies at 56
GENEVA (AP) —Switzerland’s efforts to calm abanking furor hit a major set-back today as nationalist andleft-wing lawmakers blockeda treaty with the United Statesthat would have allowed UBSto hand over thousands morefiles on its American clients toU.S. tax authorities.The Swiss government andWashington had painstakinglycrafted the treaty last August toresolve a long-standing disputeover the bank’s alleged role inaiding tax evasion but 104lawmakers in Switzerland’slower house voted against thedeal today, compared to 76in favor. Sixteen lawmakersabstained.The government had urgedlawmakers to approve the dealto avert harm to the Swisseconomy, which is heavilydependent on the country’sbanking industry.The deal is crucial to UBS— the country’s largest bank— which has faced intensepressure from U.S. authoritiessince 2007.Last year the bank agreedto turn over hundreds of clientfiles and pay a $780 millionpenalty in return for a deferredprosecution agreement. ButWashington has signaled thatunless UBS reveals a fur-ther 4,450 American namesdemanded in the U.S.-Swissagreement, it may face a crip-pling civil investigation just asthe bank is recovering from thesubprime crisis and seeking torebuild its U.S. business.The deal was blockedtoday by lawmakers fromSwitzerland’s two biggest par-ties, the People’s Party and theSocial Democrats.The Social Democrats hadtied their consent to a bind-ing government commitmentto tax bankers’ bonuses. ThePeople’s Party wanted parlia-ment to vote against such atax before dealing with theU.S. tax treaty. Both parties’demands were rejected by thegovernment.The bill will now be passedback to the upper house forfurther debate and could bevoted on again by the lowerhouse later this month. Butlawmakers also voted to putany eventual compromise to apopular referendum, making afurther delay likely.Shares in UBS AG fell2.1 percent after the vote to14.41 Swiss francs ($12.41),as the bank now risks beingdrawn into costly civil litiga-tion by U.S. authorities overthe 4,450 suspected Americantax cheats.
Swiss lawmakers reject dealwith US in UBS tax row