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Students can pick up theirawards in their school offices.St. John’s Scholar of theDay is MayaGerker.CongratulationsMaya!Jefferson’s Scholar of theDay is EmilyFought.CongratulationsEmily!
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2 – The Herald Friday, Janaury 14, 2011
For The Record
Vol. 141 No. 180
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald, Inc.Don Hemple,advertising manager
,circulation managerThe Daily Herald (USPS 15258000) is published daily exceptSundays and Holidays.By carrier in Delphos andarea towns, or by rural motorroute where available $2.09 perweek. By mail in Allen, VanWert, or Putnam County, $105per year. Outside these counties$119 per year.Entered in the post officein Delphos, Ohio 45833 asPeriodicals, postage paid atDelphos, Ohio.No mail subscriptions will beaccepted in towns or villageswhere The Daily Herald papercarriers or motor routes providedaily home delivery for $2.09per week.405 North Main St.TELEPHONE 695-0015Office Hours8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.POSTMASTER:Send address changesto THE DAILY HERALD,405 N. Main St.Delphos, Ohio 45833
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyThe Associated PressTONIGHT
: Cloudy. Achance of snow after mid-night. Lows in the lower 20s.Southwest winds 10 to 15mph. Chance of snow 40 per-cent.
: Cloudywith a 40 percent chance of snow. Highs in the lower 30s.Southwest winds 15 to 20mph.
:Mostly cloudy. A slightchance of snow showers in theevening. Lows 15 to 20. Westwinds 10 to 15 mph. Chanceof snow 20 percent.
: Mostly cloudy.Highs in the lower 20s. Lowsaround 10 above.
EXTENDED FORECASTMARTIN LUTHERKING JR. DAY
: Mostlycloudy. Highs in the upper20s.
:Cloudy with a 50 percentchance of snow. Warmer withlows in the upper 20s.NEW YORK (AP) —Convicted mob boss John“Sonny” Franzese is so old,he knew Frank Sinatra in hisheyday. He’s so old, his recentextortion trial became nap time— even when his turncoat sontook the witness stand againsthim.Franzese also is so old that,if federal prosecutors have theirway, he’s almost certain to diebehind bars.To the dismay of supporterswho insist the frail 93-year-oldis a decrepit shadow of his for-mer self, the government hasasked a judge in federal court inBrooklyn to sentence him todayto 12 years or more in prison.The reputed underboss of theColombo organized crime fam-ily remains a remorseless mob-ster who deserves no mercy,“having denied so many of hisvictims the opportunity to liveout their lives safely and securelywith their families,” prosecutorswrote in a sentencing memo.The defense says Franzese,who suffers from an array of ailments, should be allowed to“live out the remaining few yearsor months with his family.”Franzese’s lawyer has soughtto portray the nonagenarian asa harmless relic from “the ageof Eisenhower and LyndonJohnson and maybe the age of George Washington.”According to Mafia lore, hewas a regular at the Copacabananightclub, where he hobnobbedwith Sinatra and Sammy DavisJr., and also once had a stakein the classic porn film “DeepThroat.”But the governmentsays Franzese’s true legacyis something more akin to“Goodfellas.”Franzese’s life of crimebegan in 1938, while he was stilla teenager, with an assault arrest.Prosecutors say he was kickedout of the Army four years laterafter displaying “homicidal ten-dencies.”In 1947, court papers say,he raped a waitress in a garage.In 1966, he beat a murdercharge accusing him of killinga rival and dumping the body— cement blocks chained to thefeet — into a bay.Franzese was convicted in1967 in a bank robbery, sent toprison and paroled in the late1970s. Though never convicted of another crime, authorities say herose to second in command of theColombos, one of New York’sfive Italian crime families.
NY judgeto sentence93-year-oldgangster
Delphos Fire and Rescueresponded to a chimney fireat 6:51 p.m. Thursday at 148Michelle Drive.The home of Bill Guthriesuffered non structural dam-age as the fire was containedin the chimney.Sixteen firefighters with 2pieces of equipment were onscene and back on station at9 p.m.
Katherine“Kay” L. (Wilson), 71,of Beavercreek, Mass of Christian Burial will begin10 a.m. Saturday at St. LukeCatholic Church. Burial willbe in Woodland Cemetery.Friends may call from 5-8p.m. today and prayers willbe held 9:30 a.m. Saturdayat Tobias Funeral Home-Beavercreek Chapel, 3970Dayton-Xenia Road at GrangeHall Road in Beavercreek.Contributions may be madeto the St. Vincent DePaulSociety of St. Luke Church inBeavercreek, or Friends of Fr.Eiting at the St. Luke ParishCredit Union or donor’schoice. Online condolencesmay be sent to www.tobiasfu-neralhome.com.At 8:47 a.m. on Thursday,a collision occurred when anunknown vehicle struck aparked vehicle and fled thescene.The vehicle of RogerWilhelm, 74, of Delphos, wasparked in front of St. John theEvangelist Catholic Church inthe 100 block of North FranklinStreet when it was struck by anunidentified vehicle, causingdamage to the left tail-light,bumper and left rear.There were no known inju-ries.Police noticed paint scuff marks on the vehicle and areinvestigating.
By ALICIA CHANGThe Associated Press
TUCSON, Ariz. — Rep.Gabrielle Giffords is openingboth eyes, moving both legsand arms and is respondingto friends and family.Her doctors call it a “majormilestone” in her recovery.“We’re hoping that shecrosses through many more,”said her neurosurgeon, Dr.Michael Lemole.Her remarkable recoveryfive days after being shotthrough the head has pro-vided a much-needed doseof jubilation after a tragicweek that left the nation inmourning.Giffords and 18 otherswere shot Saturday whena gunman opened fire at ameet-and-greet she was host-ing outside a supermarket inher own hometown. Six peo-ple died, including a 9-year-old girl whose funeral wasThursday.The three-term Democratfirst opened her eyes onher own Wednesday eve-ning while surrounded byher husband, astronaut MarkKelly, and close friends fromCongress.Her left eye, which wasunbandaged, started to flick-er and she struggled a bit towiden it.“Gabby, open your eyes,open your eyes,” her hus-band urged her.Kelly told her to give hima thumbs-up if she couldhear him. She did more thanthat. She slowly raised herleft arm.President Barack Obama,who had just left her bedsideto speak at a tribute for theshooting victims, announcedthe news to the thousandsgathered in the University of Arizona arena — and to theworld.The arena erupted in thun-derous applause. There weretears. And hugs.First lady MichelleObama embraced Kelly, sit-ting beside her.Giffords’ movements lefther friends astonished.“It felt like we werewatching a miracle,” saidRep. Debbie WassermanSchultz, who was at the bed-side. “The strength that youcould see flowing out of her,it was like she was trying towill her eyes open.”At a news confer-ence Thursday at Tucson’sUniversity Medical Center,Lemole smiled when askedif it was a miracle. Then,he spoke carefully, as thosetrained to operate on themost delicate of organs do.He knows all too well thesetbacks that could lurk.“Miracles happen every-day,” he said. “In medicine,we like to very much attri-bute them to either whatwe do or others do aroundus. But a lot of medicine isoutside of our control andwe’re wise to acknowledgemiracles.”He called her movementsa “leap forward.” Her doc-tors said her progress wasnot completely unexpected,but still remarkable.Giffords was still in criti-cal condition, with part of her skull removed to allowfor brain swelling.Few people survive a bul-let to the brain — just than10 percent — and some whodo end up in a vegetativestate.The fact that Giffords isalert and moving “puts herin the exceptional category,”Lemole said.The doctors figuredGiffords would open hereyes soon enough and werepleased that it coincided withObama’s visit. She can nowkeep them open for up to 15minutes at a time.Trauma chief Dr. PeterRhee said Giffords acts likea bleary-eyed person justwaking up.Giffords yawns, rubs hereyes and tries to focus, hesaid. Doctors don’t yet knowif she can recognize hersurroundings, but there aresigns her eyes are beginningto track movements.She is receiving physicaltherapy, which includes dan-gling her legs from her bedwhile propped up by nurses.Doctors hope to have her sitin a chair by today.They also hope to removeher breathing tube — whatthey called the next mile-stone.Kelly has remained byher side the whole time, doc-tors said. He is scheduled tocommand NASA’s last spaceshuttle flight, but that’s uncer-tain now. NASA announced afill-in commander Thursday just in case.The latest progress is afar cry from last week, whena shocked nation braced forthe worst, holding candle-light vigils outside the hos-pital and Giffords’ Tucsonoffice.But as the days tickedby, doctors shared signs of improvement.
Major milestone: WoundedGiffords moves arms, legs
CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries weredrawn Thursday:
Estimated jackpot: $30 mil-lion
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High temperature Thursdayin Delphos was 24 degrees,low was 9. Snowfall wasrecorded at .25 inch. High ayear ago today was 39, lowwas 25. Record high for todayis 63, set in 1932. Record lowis -12, set in 1972.
Answers to Thursday’s questions:
Rocker Rick Springfield wrote an autobiographicalsong called “Bruce,” about being mistaken for BruceSpringsteen.Canned tomatoes, tomato puree and tomato paste werethe subject of the first food standards established by theU.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1939. The agency’ssecond set of food standards dealt with jams and jellies.
What did visionary Czech scientist Otto Wichterleproduce in his kitchen using a contraption made with anErector Set, bike parts and a phonograph motor?What two lines from Tom Cruise’s hit film “JerryMaguire” are on the American film Institute’s list of topmovie quotes?
Answers in Saturday’s Herald.Today’s words:Fusiform:
The Outstanding National Debt as 9:45 a.m. todaywas $14,017,435,809,714.The estimated population of the United States is309,844,671, so each citizen’s share of this debt is$45,240.The National Debt has continued to increase anaverage of $4.16 billion per day since Sept. 28, 2007.
Police seek hit-skip driver
Corn: $6.26Wheat: $9.99Beans: $13.69
Fire damagecontained tochimney
Should Atlanta have beenbetter prepared for snow?
ATLANTA (AP) — Daysafter a few inches of snowcrippled the city, childrenare still home from school,icy highways are still litteredwith hundreds of abandonedcars and grocery stores arestill running low on staplessuch as milk and juice.Life in Atlanta prob-ably won’t return to normaluntil late today, when tem-peratures finally rise abovefreezing. But the city’s help-lessness in the face of arelatively mild winter stormraises a question: Should oneof the South’s largest popu-lation centers have been bet-ter prepared?Frustrated drivers andstranded travelers couldn’thelp but lament Atlanta’stoo-little, too-late response.“You’ve got the busiestairport in the world, and thesnow they got we wouldhave cleaned in a matter of minutes,” said Wayne Ulery,an Ohio man who was stuckat Hartsfield-Jackson Airportfor three days. “They usedthings that we use for ourdriveways here trying to getthe airport cleaned up.”City leaders are tryingto take stock of the lessonslearned. Mayor Kasim Reedsaid the next time a stormthreatens, he will recruitmore private contractors tosupplement Atlanta’s mea-ger fleet of 10 snowplows,and he will put them towork sooner. He also saidhe won’t wait for the state toclear main arteries within thecity limits.“We want to send a clearsignal that we are working,”Reed said at a press confer-ence. “The last few dayshave been tough ... But weare not hiding. This is a no-excuses situation.”Critics said the city hadplenty of warning that badweather was on the way andshould have been better pre-pared.“The forecast was per-fect,” said state Sen. VincentFort. As early as Jan. 6, “weknew this was coming.”Fort said he will push themayor’s office to draft betteremergency plans.“I’m really disappointedwith my city,” he added.“Can we really allow ourcity to be paralyzed for anentire week if not more?”State transportation offi-cials were equally over-matched. To deal withthe weather, the GeorgiaDepartment of Transportationtapped into $10 million inreserve money set asidelast year. Spokeswoman JillGoldberg said that moneyis probably gone after thisweek’s storm and a smallerone last month.“We’ve spent that, andwe’ll have to move somemoney around,” she said. “Ina normal year, that $10 mil-lion would have given ussome padding. But we’vehad some big storms andlong storms.”The state dispatched hun-dreds of pieces of equipmentthat dumped thousands of tons of sand, salt and grav-el. Exhausted road crewsworked around the clock toclear roads and highways.But for all their effort, manyroutes were impassable untilThursday, and some driverswere stranded for more than24 hours on Interstate 285,which encircles Atlanta.
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