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Vol. 141 No. 50
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, business managerDon Hemple,advertising manager
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Delphos Police were calledto the 400 block of Scott Streetat 12:02 p.m. Tuesday in ref-erence to a theft report.The resident told police hewent to make a purchase anddiscovered several prepaidcredit cards and a bank cardwere missing from his wallet.Upon further investigation, hediscovered money had beenwithdrawn.The investigation wasturned over to the detectivebureau.While on routine patrol at11:47 p.m. Tuesday, a DelphosPolice officer performed a rou-tine traffic stop on a vehicledriven by 19-year-old ElishaWeedenDuring the traffic stop, itwas discovered Weeden wasdriving impaired and wassubsequently charged withOVI and cited into Van WertMunicipal Court.WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyThe Associated Press
: Partly cloudywith a chance of showers andthunderstorms. Muggy. Lowsaround 70. Winds light andvariable. Chance of rain 40percent.
: Partly sunnywith a chance of showers andthunderstorms. Humid withhighs in the upper 80s. Westwinds around 5 mph. Chanceof rain 40 percent.
:Partly cloudy in the eve-ning becoming mostly clear.A slight chance of showersand thunderstorms. Lows inthe upper 60s. North windsaround 5 mph. becoming eastafter midnight. Chance of rain20 percent.
: Mostly sunny.Humid with highs in the lower90s. South winds around 5mph.
: Mostlyclear. Lows in the lower 70s.
: Partlysunny. A chance of show-ers and thunderstorms in theafternoon. Highs in the lower90s. Chance of rain 30 per-cent.
:Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.Lows in the upper 60s. Chanceof rain 40 percent.
: Partly sunnywith a chance of showers andthunderstorms. Highs in theupper 80s. Chance of rain 40percent.
: Mostlyclear. Lows in the mid 60s.
: Mostly sunny.Highs in the mid 80s.
:Mostly clear. Lows in the mid60s.
: Partly sunny.Highs in the mid 80s.While on routine patrol at2:19 a.m. today, a DelphosPolice observed a vehicledriven by 16-year-old MelonySunday being driven in anerratic manner.When the officer initiated atraffic stop, it was discoveredSunday was driving impaired.She was cited into VanWert Juvenile Court on OVIcharges and a curfew viola-tion.Delphos Police were calledto the 500 block of EastJackson Street at 6:58 p.m.Tuesday in reference to a dogrunning at large that wouldnot let the homeowner outsidetheir residence.The owner of the dog,Steve Foust, was cited intoLima Municipal Court for hisdog running at large.
Resident reportsmissing credit,bank cardsTeen cited forOVI
High temperature Tuesdayin Delphos was 89 degrees,low was 71. High a year agotoday was 87, low was 67.Record high for today is 99,set in 1941. Record low fortoday is 46, set in 1967.
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By VLADiMirisACHenKoVth Acad P
MOSCOW — Russianemergency workers haveincreased forest patrols in awestern region contaminat-ed by the 1986 Chernobylnuclear disaster, trying toprevent wildfires that couldspread harmful radiation,officials said today.Greenpeace and otherenvironmental groups andforest experts say radioac-tive dust from the Chernobyldisaster could be harmful,even though doses wouldlikely be small.Fire crews quickly extin-quished about six new wild-fires spotted this week inthe Bryansk region, the partof Russia that suffered themost from the Chernobylcatastrophe in what was thenSoviet Ukraine, EmergencySituations Ministry spokes-woman Irina Yegorushkinasaid. Her agency also hadreported sporadic wildfireslast week, but said all hadbeen put out.She said radiation expertsfrom Moscow determinedthere has been no increasein radiation levels in theBryansk area, on the bor-der of Belarus and Ukraine.The soil holds radioac-tive particles that settledafter the Chernobyl nuclearpower plant’s reactor No.4 exploded during a pre-dawn test on April 26, 1986,spewing radioactive cloudsover much of the westernSoviet Union and northernEurope.Environmentalists havewarned that the particlescould be thrown into the airby wildfires and blown intoother areas by the wind.Emergency SituationsMinister Sergei Shoiguacknowledged the dangerlast week, but said today “thesituation here is not as dif-ficult as in the areas aroundMoscow,” where acrid cloudsof smog from the fires havepolluted the air.CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries weredrawn Tuesday:
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HELENA, Mont. —Border agents stoppedvehicles leaving the U.S.and police beefed up theirpatrols in the small townsnear Glacier National Parkas authorities focused theirsearch for an escaped convictand his suspected accompliceon both sides of the Montana-Canada border.Despite the tightened secu-rity, there are many backroadsand other ways for Arizonaescapee John McCluskey andhis suspected accomplice,Casslyn Welch, to slip acrossthe border and into Canada,Glacier County Undersheriff Jeff Fauque said.Authorities at Montanaborder crossings have startedchecking cars headed intoCanada, scanning the faces of the occupants to see whetherthey match the description of the fugitives, who apparentlyhave dyed their hair to try todisguise themselves.“We’re doing outboundchecks at ports of entryto ensure any fugitive isunable to utilize that avenueof escape,” U.S. Customsand Border Patrol spokes-man Mike Milne said lateTuesday.A U.S. Border Patrolhelicopter joined the searchTuesday, but authoritieson both sides of the borderacknowledged it was impos-sible to completely secure it.Glacier National Parkabuts the Canadian border inrugged terrain, but the bor-der to the east, along theBlackfeet Indian Reservation,is fairly flat. Fauque saidthere are several small roadsthat cross the border.Sgt. Patrick Webb, aspokesman for the RoyalCanadian Mounted Police inCalgary, Alberta, said thismorning that Mounties do notbelieve the pair has enteredCanada.Fidencio Rivera, chief deputy U.S. marshal for theArizona district, told TheAssociated Press today thetwo apparently have changedtheir appearance.“Welch has dyed her hairblond, McCluskey has dyedhis hair black,” Rivera said.The information wasdeveloped through interviewswith people who last saw thecouple, Rivera said.The last confirmed sight-ing of McCluskey and Welchtogether was Friday in Billings,Mont., and that wasn’t con-firmed until Monday.U.S. marshals said therehave been reports thatWelch was spotted Sundayat a restaurant in St. Maryeast Glacier National Park.Montana’s acting marshal,Rod Ostermiller, said therewere multiple other tips fromthe Glacier area, but he didn’tsay whether any includedsightings of McCluskey.
By DAViD WiVeLLth Acad P
ZHOUQU, China —Heavy rains lashed a remotesection of northwestern Chinaas the death toll from week-end flooding that triggeredmassive landslides jumpedto 1,117, although the fadinghopes of rescuers got a boostlate today when a survivorwas found in the debris.The state-run Xinhua NewsAgency gave no immediatedetails on the survivor, foundnearly four days after thedisaster struck. Earlier today,a 50-year-old man was res-cued who had been trapped inknee-deep mud on the secondfloor of a hotel, Xinhua said.Local officials were citedas saying at least 627 peoplewere still missing.The NationalMeteorological Center warnedthere was a “relatively large”chance of more landslides inthe coming days, as heavierrain was expected, with up to3 1/2 inches (90 millimeters)forecast for Friday.Troops and rescue teams, joined by traumatized survi-vors, were increasingly turn-ing to recovering bodies andseeing to the needs of the liv-ing. Clean drinking water wasa primary concern, with mostlocal sources destroyed or toopolluted to use.Entire communities inGansu province’s Zhouqudistrict were swallowed whenthe debris-choked BailongRiver jumped its banks earlySunday, releasing wave afterwave of mud and rubble-strewn water. While torrentialrains were the direct cause,tree cutting that left the dryhills exposed and the weaken-ing of cliff faces by a massive2008 earthquake were seen ascontributing factors.Buildings were torn fromtheir foundations, their lowerfloors blown out by the force of the debris-laden water. Threevillages comprising hundredsof households were entirelyburied and much of the countyseat was submerged.“In some households, allthe people have died,” makingthe counting of the dead moredifficult, Zhang Weixing, aMinistry of Civil Affairs offi-cial, told a news conferencetoday.Crews using explosivesand excavators rushed todrain an unstable lake on theBailong upriver of Zhouqu,fearing more rain could causea massive breach, bringingmore misery to the town.“The danger of the barrierlake collapsing has been basi-cally eliminated,” Jiao Yong,deputy vice minister of theMinistry of Water Resources,told the news conference.Disinfectant crews in pro-tective suits sprayed chemicalsacross the ground and overmachinery, the smell of deathheavy in the air. State mediareported numerous cases of dysentery, while infected inju-ries, a lack of sanitation, cleandrinking water and accumulat-ing garbage increased the riskof typhoid, cholera and otherdiseases.But the deputy director of the Health Ministry’s emer-gency office, Zhang Guoxin,said there have been no reportsof an epidemic outbreak.Rescue crews have beenlargely reliant on hand tools,with heavy equipment eitherunable to traverse the difficultterrain or mired in mud up toseveral yards (meters) deep.But roads reopened today,allowing in heavy earth-mov-ing equipment and supplies.At least 45,000 peoplehave evacuated their homes,and the Ministry of CivilAffairs reported the deliveryof 30,000 tents to the area,with thousands more on theway. Zhouqu has a populationof 134,000, but it wasn’t clearhow many needed emergencyshelter.Corn: $3.66Wheat: $6.10Beans: $10.80
Northern border fortified in search for escapee
School boardready forbell to ring
FORT JENNINGS—The Fort Jennings Boardof Education met in regu-lar session Tuesday night toconduct the following busi-ness.
• Real estate tax advances
were approved for $100,000and $80,000;
• Katie Lehman was hired
for Title 1 instruction for theupcoming academic year;
• The elementary school
student handbook wasaccepted;
• Adam Norbeck was
hired as the boys junior highbasketball coach.
• An undisclosed dona
-tion was accepted for asoccer scoreboard to beinstalled by the athleticboosters; and
• Bus routes were
approved.Sports pass prices wereset as follows: $50 for adultfall sports home games and$30 for students; and $150for all season adult passesto home games and $60 forstudents.The first day of class willbe Aug. 24. Families mayprepare by attending kin-dergarten registration at 7p.m. tonight. An open housewill be held for grades 1-6at 7 p.m. on Aug. 18. Highschool orientation will beginat 9 a.m. Tuesday and sched-ules can be picked up from9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 18.
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Russian wildfires raiseChernobyl radiation fears
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Today is Wednesday, Aug.11, the 223rd day of 2010.There are 142 days left in theyear.
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On Aug. 11, 1965, riotingand looting that claimed 34lives broke out in the predom-inantly black Watts section of Los Angeles.
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In 1810, a major earth-quake shook the island of St.Michael in the Azores.In 1860, the nation’s firstsuccessful silver mill beganoperation near Virginia City,Nev.In 1909, the steamshipSS Arapahoe became thefirst ship in North Americato issue an S.O.S. distresssignal, off North Carolina’sCape Hatteras.In 1934, the first fed-eral prisoners arrived at theisland prison Alcatraz in SanFrancisco Bay.In 1949, President HarryS. Truman nominated GeneralOmar N. Bradley to becomethe first chairman of the JointChiefs of Staff.In 1954, a formal peacetook hold in Indochina, end-ing more than seven years of fighting between the Frenchand Communist Viet Minh.In 1960, the African coun-try of Chad became indepen-dent of France.In 1975, the United Statesvetoed the proposed admissionof North and South Vietnamto the United Nations, fol-lowing the Security Council’srefusal to consider SouthKorea’s application.In 1992, the Mallof America opened inBloomington, Minn.
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TheNational Transportation SafetyBoard released evidencereports in the Oct. 31, 1999,crash of EgyptAir Flight 990off the New England coast; atranscript of the cockpit voicerecording showed the chill-ing details of the pilot’s futilestruggle to save the Boeing767 and its 217 occupants.Pat Buchanan won the ReformParty presidential nominationin a victory bitterly disputedby party founder Ross Perot’ssupporters, who chose theirown nominee, John Hagelin(HAYG’-lihn), in a rival con-vention.