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Vol. 141 No. 170
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A boy was born Jan. 2 toGregory and Anne Unverferthof Fort Jennings.Corn: $6.16Wheat: $7.09Beans: $13.69
Teen cited forpossession
High temperature Sundayin Delphos was 25 degrees,low was 17. Weekend rainfallwas recorded at .52 inch. Higha year ago today was 18, lowwas 0. Record high for todayis 60, set in 1950. Record lowis -2, set in 1996.
Pakistan PMscrambles to keepgovt from collapsing
Delphos mancited for drivingimpairedVW womandriving whileunder suspsensionSpencervilleman drivingunder suspension
SKorea talks tough butopens door to diplomacy
Resident reportsdamaged vehicle
At 7:37 p.m. on Fridaywhile on routine patrol,Delphos police came intocontact with a vehicle beingdriven by Phillip Stemen, 16,of Delphos, for failing to usehis turn signal.At that time, officers foundStemen to be in possession of marijuana and drug parapher-nalia. He was cited into VanWert Juvenile Court on thecharges and later released tohis parents.
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyThe Associated PressTONIGHT:
Partly cloudyin the evening becomingmostly cloudy. Lows in themid 20s. Southwest windsaround 10 mph.
Mostlycloudy. Highs in the mid 30s.Southwest winds 10 to 15 mphwith gusts up to 25 mph.
Partly cloudy. Lows around15. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Mostlycloudy. Highs in the lower30s. Southwest winds 5 to 10mph.
Mostly cloudy. Lows in thelower 20s.
Mostlycloudy with a 30 percentchance of snow showers.Highs in the lower 30s.
Cloudy with a 40 percentchance of snow showers.Lows around 20.
Mostly cloudywith a 40 percent chance of snow showers. Highs in themid 20s.
Mostly cloudy.Lows 10 to 15. Highs in themid 20s.
By NAHAL TOOSIThe Associated Press
ISLAMABAD —Pakistan’s prime minis-ter today tried to keep hisgovernment from collapsingafter a key party said it wasquitting the ruling coalition,leaving the government shortof majority support in parlia-ment.The Muttahida QaumiMovement, the second larg-est party in the ruling coali-tion, said Sunday it would join the opposition because of fuel price hikes, inflation andthe ruling Pakistan People’sParty’s general poor perfor-mance.The defection deprivesPrime Minister Yousuf RazaGilani’s government of the 172 seats needed for amajority in the 342-memberparliament. That means thefractured opposition parties— if they can work together— could sponsor a no-confi-dence vote in Gilani, whichif passed by a majority of lawmakers would remove theprime minister from officeand possibly trigger earlyelections.The political crisis isalmost certain to distract thegovernment at a time whenthe U.S. is pushing Islamabadto do more to help turnaround the war in neighboringAfghanistan, although secu-rity is largely the purview of Pakistan’s powerful military.It also all but guarantees law-makers will make no progressanytime soon on solving theeconomic problems that havefrustrated ordinary Pakistanisand forced the country to relyon $11 billion in loans fromthe International MonetaryFund.With his job on the line,Gilani was scrambling todayto secure the support of oppo-sition groups to avoid a no-confidence vote. He met withrepresentatives of the biggestopposition party, the PakistanMuslim League-N, as wellthe second largest oppositiongroup, the Pakistan MuslimLeague-Q.But it was unclear whetherhe had made any headway asof late this afternoon. Oneopposition leader said hisparty had nothing against theprime minister, but stressedthat it could only supportGilani’s government if itimproved its performance.“Today we gave supportwith a condition, and that con-dition is the real issues of thepeople are addressed,” saidChaudhry Shujaat Hussain of the PML-Q.PML-N leader ChaudhryNisar Ali Khan avoideddirectly addressing whetherhis faction would support ano-confidence vote.“We will not destabilizethis government, but if itloses its majority we will notsupport it,” he said. “We willno way give it a shoulder.”Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is the head of thePeople’s Party. His positionas president would likely besafe even if the Party loses itsmajority in Parliament.Analysts speculated thatZardari might be willing toreplace Gilani with a pre-mier more acceptable to otherparties to avoid the PPP’slosing power. But Pakistanimedia reported early this eve-ning that Zardari had phonedGilani and assured him of hissupport.The MQM said Sunday itwas quitting the ruling coali-tion after the governmentannounced hikes in gas andheating oil prices on NewYear’s Eve.“The petrol bomb the gov-ernment has dropped on thepeople of Pakistan has forcedour party to part ways withsuch insane decisions,” saidFaisal Subzwari, an MQMleader.The MQM filed an appli-cation today to formallyswitch to the opposition. ItsCabinet ministers alreadytendered their resignationslast week. Another, smallerparty, the Jamiat Ulema Islam,announced in December itwould switch to the oppositionand its application is underreview. Without the two, theruling coalition will fall abouta dozen seats short of the 172needed to keep a majority.Analysts said Gilani hadonly weeks, if not days, tokeep his coalition intact orscrape together a new one.However, he appeared tohave a bit of breathing roombecause there is no guaran-tee the fragmented oppositionwill be able to close ranksand oust Gilani. The MQMand the PML-N, headed byformer Prime Minister NawazSharif, have frosty relations.Sharif’s party also wouldlikely be loath to take thereins of a new government atsuch a difficult time.At 1:21 a.m. on Saturdaywhile on routine patrol in the200 block of West Fifth Street,Delphos police came into con-tact with Casey Hoersten, 23,of Delphos, at which timeofficers took Hoersten intocustody for operating a motorvehicle while impaired.Hoersten was also cited oncharges of an improper turn,loud muffler and open con-tainers inside a motor vehicle.At 9:07 p.m. Sunday whileon routine patrol, Delphospolice came into contact withDiana Thomason, 31, of VanWert Ohio, at which time itwas found that Thomasonwas operating a motor vehiclewhile suspended.Thomason was cited intoVan Wert Municipal Court onthe charge.At 2:13 a.m. on Sundaywhile on routine patrol,Delphos police came into con-tact with Richard Brinkman,27, of Spencerville, atwhich time it was found thatBrinkman was operating amotor vehicle while beingsuspended.Brinkman was cited intoLima Municipal Court on thecharge.
By HYUNG-JIN KIMand FOSTER KLUGAssociated Press
SEOUL, South Korea —South Korea’s president todayopened the door to possiblepeace talks with North Koreaeven as he vowed not to letPyongyang “covet even aninch of our territory” — look-ing to strike a delicate bal-ance between diplomacy andstrength two days after theNorth called for better ties withSeoul.Lee Myung-bak, address-ing the country in a NewYear’s speech, said the Nov.23 shelling of YeonpyeongIsland, which killed four andhas spiked fears of war, shouldbe treated as the United Statesdid the Sept. 11, 2001, terror-ist attacks and spur the Southto change the way it defendsitself. Future provocations, hesaid, “will be met with stern,strong responses.”However, he said: “Thedoor for dialogue is still open.If the North exhibits sincer-ity, we have both the will andthe plan to drastically enhanceeconomic cooperation.”On New Year’s Day, theNorth called for warmer ties andthe resumption of joint projectswith South Korea. Pyongyang,eager for food and fuel assis-tance, has said it wants stalledinternational aid-for-nuclear-disarmament talks to restart.Washington and Seoul havesaid no, demanding the Northfirst fulfill past nuclear disarma-ment commitments.The United States, whichhas about 28,500 troops in theSouth, is sending its top envoyon North Korea, StephenBosworth, to Seoul for talksWednesday with top officials.U.S. Defense Secretary RobertGates will visit Seoul nextweek.North Korea on today calledfor Seoul to scrap its hostilepolicy against Pyongyang.“As long as South Korea’sdangerous northward inva-sion plot is maintained, North-South Korea relations cannotbe improved at all and we can-not think about the nation’ssafety and peaceful reuni-fication,” the North’s mainRodong Sinmun newspapersaid in a commentary carriedby the official Korean CentralNews Agency.In the North Korean capital,an estimated 100,000 peoplegathered today for an annualNew Year rally to display loy-alty to leader Kim Jong Il.The crowd packed Kim IlSung plaza, pumping their fistsin the air and shouting sloganswhile carrying huge portraitsof Kim and his father, NorthKorean founder Kim Il Sung.Some waved huge red flagsand played small drums, astop officials watched from anelevated viewing stand. Kimand his son and heir-apparent,Kim Jong Un, didn’t appearin the footage broadcast byAPTN.Despite the mention of pos-sible peace talks, the focusof Lee’s comments on NorthKorea was a tough promiseto improve South Korea’sdefenses.Lee was severely criticizedfor acting too slowly and tooweakly after the shelling nearthe Koreas’ disputed westernsea border. It was the first attackby the North, which claimsthe waters around the islandas its territory, on a civilianarea since the 1950-53 KoreanWar. Lee’s government hasresponded by replacing thedefense chief, strengtheningsecurity and pushing to deployadditional troops and weaponryto Yeonpyeong, which lies justseven miles (11 kilometers)from North Korean shores.After the Sept. 11 terroristattacks, Lee said, the UnitedStates devised new securitystrategies. “The shelling of Yeonpyeong Island also servedas an opportunity for us toreflect on our security readi-ness and overhaul our defenseposture,” he said.At 6:15 p.m. on Dec. 30,a collision occurred when thedriver of one vehicle strucka second, parked vehicle andfled the scene.A car belonging to SarahCaster, 23, of Delphos, wasparked in front of the resi-dence at 835 Skinner Street,lot 83, when it was struckby a second unknown vehiclewhich then left the scene.There were no known inju-ries and minor damage doneto Caster’s vehicle.At 12:10 a.m. on Sunday,Delphos Police were called tothe 400 block of South PierceStreet in reference to damageto a motor vehicle parked inthat area.Upon officers’ arrival, thevictim stated that someonehad thrown an object at thevehicle causing damage.CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries weredrawn Sunday:
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By The Associated Press
Today is Monday, Jan. 3,the third day of 2011. Thereare 362 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight inHistory:
On Jan. 3, 1961, PresidentDwight D. Eisenhowerannounced the United Stateswas formally terminating dip-lomatic and consular relationswith Cuba, citing a move bythe Cuban government tolimit the number of U.S. dip-lomatic personnel in Havanato 11 persons.
On this date:
In 1521, Martin Lutherwas excommunicated fromthe Roman Catholic Churchby Pope Leo X.In 1777, Gen. GeorgeWashington’s army routedthe British in the Battle of Princeton, N.J.In 1861, more than twoweeks before Georgia seced-ed from the Union, the statemilitia seized Fort Pulaski atthe order of Gov. Joseph E.Brown. The Delaware Houseand Senate voted to opposesecession from the Union.In 1911, the first postal sav-ings banks were opened by theU.S. Post Office. (The bankswere abolished in 1966.)In 1938, the March of Dimes campaign to fightpolio was organized.In 1949, in a pair of rul-ings, the U.S. Supreme Courtsaid that states had the rightto ban closed shops.In 1959, Alaska becamethe 49th state as PresidentDwight D. Eisenhower signeda proclamation.In 1967, Jack Ruby, theman who shot and killedaccused presidential assassinLee Harvey Oswald, died in aDallas hospital.In 1990, oustedPanamanian leader ManuelNoriega surrendered to U.S.forces, 10 days after takingrefuge in the Vatican’s diplo-matic mission.In 1993, President GeorgeH.W. Bush and RussianPresident Boris Yeltsin signeda historic nuclear missile-reduction treaty in Moscow.
Ten years ago:
The 107thCongress opened with theSenate split evenly down themiddle. Eleven people died in ahouse fire in Oak Orchard, Del.Oklahoma defeated FloridaState, 13-2, to win the OrangeBowl and capture college foot-ball’s Bowl ChampionshipSeries title game.