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High temperature Thursdayin Delphos was 39 degrees,low was 24. High a year agotoday was 39, low was 14.Record high for today is 77,set in 1983. Record low is -2,set in 1978.At 3:08 a.m. on Thursday,Delphos police were called tothe 300 block of West SixthStreet in reference to a bur-glary complaint.Upon officers’ arrival, thevictim stated that two uniden-tified subjects gained entry tothe residence but were chasedaway when the victim heardthem inside.
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: Occasionalshowers in the evening thenshowers with isolated thunder-storms after midnight. Locallyheavy rainfall possible aftermidnight. Near steady temper-atures in the upper 40s. Southwinds 15 to 20 mph with gustsup to 30 mph. Chance of rain100 percent.
: Showerswith isolated thunderstorms.Locally heavy rainfall pos-sible. Highs around 50.Temperatures falling intothe mid 40s in the afternoon.South winds 15 to 20 mphbecoming southwest 10 to 15mph in the afternoon. Chanceof rain 100 percent.
:Cloudy. Rain showers witha chance of snow showers inthe evening then a chance of snow showers after midnight.Little or no snow accumula-tion. Lows in the upper 20s.Northwest winds 10 to 15mph. Chance of precipitation80 percent.
: Mostly cloudyin the morning becoming partlycloudy. Highs in the mid 30s.North winds 10 to 15 mph.
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: Partly cloudy.Lows in the lower 20s. Highsin the lower 40s.
: Mostlyclear. Lows in the mid 20s.
: Partly cloudyin the morning becomingmostly cloudy. Highs in themid 40s.
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: Cloudy witha 40 percent chance of rainshowers. Lows in the mid 30s.Highs in the lower 50s.
:Cloudy with a 50 percentchance of rain showers. Lowsin the mid 30s.
: Mostlycloudy with a 40 percentchance of rain showers. Highsin the mid 40s.CLEVELAND (AP) These Ohio lotteries weredrawn Thursday:
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BerniceCharlene, 90, of Hicksvilleand formerly of Van Wert,Funeral services will be heldat 11 a.m. Saturday at Cowanand Son Funeral Home in VanWert, the Rev. Donald Nicholsofficiating. Burial will be inWoodland Cemetery in VanWert. Friends may call forone hour prior to services onSaturday.Preferred memorialsare to The Salvation Army.Expressions of sympathy maybe forwarded to cowanand-sonfuneralhome.com.
AleneMarie, 81, of Delphos, Massof Christian Burial begins at10:30 a.m. Saturday at St.John the Evangelist CatholicChurch, the Rev. MelvinVerhoff officiating. Burial willfollow in St. John’s Cemetery.Friends may call for an hourprior to the Mass at the church.Memorials are to St. John’sParish Foundation or AllenCounty Right to Life.
By AMAnDALee MYersAcad P
PHOENIX Rep.Gabrielle Giffords has beenshowing emotion, goodmemory skills and an impres-sive grasp of everything fromlegislative business to songlyrics as she recovers in aHouston hospital from a gun-shot wound to the head.The Democratic congress-woman has been undergo-ing extensive therapy in thenearly two months since shewas shot at a political eventin Tucson, and has beenreceiving frequent visits fromher astronaut husband MarkKelly as he trains to be thecommander of the next shut-tle mission.Giffords spokesman C.J.Karamargin said Thursdaythat the congresswoman alsogets regular, detailed updatesabout the work being doneat her offices in Tucson andin Washington. She gets theupdates from her chief of staff, Pia Carusone, who issplitting her time betweenHouston, Washington andTucson.Among Giffords’ othervisitors has been StephanieAaron, her rabbi and goodfriend. Aaron describedGiffords’ progress to TheAssociated Press on Thursdayafter a visit to the hospitalover the weekend.She said Giffords sangDon McLean’s “AmericanPie” with husband MarkKelly and his two daughters,and that she knew the wordsbetter than the three of them.Musical therapy is an impor-tant part of her recovery asdoctors use song in attempt toimprove her brain function,along with physical, occupa-tional and speech rehabilita-tion.Aaron said Giffords alsochanted a Hebrew healingprayer with her, although thecongresswoman didn’t knowthe words beforehand.Aaron said she wouldtell Giffords the words, andthe two would chant, withGiffords getting frustrated attimes.“I would just stop, holdher hand and say, ‘Gabby,it’s OK. Just breathe.’ Andwe would sit together and justbreathe,” Aaron said. “Andwhat very much upliftedme was when I was leaving... she got tears in her eyesand she hugged me. I said,‘Gabby, what do you needto remember?’ And she said,‘Breathe.”’She said when she firstarrived at Giffords’ hospi-tal room, she brought thecongresswoman a giant cardmade by students at the middleschool she attended. Inside itwas a T-shirt attached to thecard, and printed on the shirtwas a photo of the studentswith Giffords and Kelly whenthey visited Washington,D.C.“She reached out andpulled the shirt off and heldit to her heart and had a bigsmile, and she touched thepicture of Mark,” Aaron said.“It was very moving.”Aaron said that she leftthe hospital for a while tobring Giffords some of herfavorite foods matzo ballsoup and cheese blintzes. Shesaid Giffords happily ate themeal.“I’m very encouraged andhopeful for the future,” Aaronsaid.Kelly will be the com-mander of Endeavour whenit launches in April, and hisidentical twin brother Scottis the current leader of theInternational Space Stationcrew.President Barack Obamacalled the astronauts onThursday to wish them hisbest. Before signing off, hetold Scott Kelly that he spoketo his brother a couple daysago.“It sounds like Gabby’smaking incredible progress,”the president said, “and we’rejust thrilled for that.”Giffords was shot onJan. 8 in a rampage outsidea Tucson grocery store thatinjured 12 others and killedsix people, including a fed-eral judge and a 9-year-oldgirl who was born on Sept.11, 2001.Jared Loughner ischarged in federal court inthe assassination attemptagainst Giffords that killedsix people. Authoritiesdescribed him as a men-tally unstable college drop-out who became obsessedwith carrying out violenceagainst Giffords for reasonsthat are unclear.
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Some see poetry in Sheen’s ‘Adonis DNA’
By JAKe CoYLeth Acad P
NEW YORK With“tiger blood,” “Adonis DNA”and his “fire-breathing fists,”Charlie Sheen has practicallyinvented a new language withhis rants and ramblings.And while it may not rate anentry in Webster’s, the sitcomstar’s batty, blustering poetryhas resounded in social media.Sheen gained 1 million Twitterfollowers in just 25 hours and17 minutes record time,according to Guinness WorldRecords, which keeps track of such obscure achievements andhad not previously crowneda champion in that particularcategory.His unique lexicon growsdaily, spreading rapidly overthe Internet and onto T-shirts.On “The Alex Jones Show,”he said he has “poetry in myfingertips,” and added: “Mostof the time and this includesnaps I’m an F-18, bro. AndI will destroy you in the air.”He has frequently repeatedhis most famous sayings “winning,” “tiger blood” like trademarked catch phrases.Early Thursday, he announcedhis latest slogan er, “fast-ball” with more hype thana CBS promotion for his show,“Two and a Half Men.”“Ready for my next fast-ball, world?” he wrote onTwitter. “PLAN BETTERApplies to everything wherean excuse now sits. Try it. Uwon’t be wrong. Ever.”Sheenspeak could be con-sidered a demented combina-tion of William S. Burroughs’beat musings and thoseChuck Norris jokes in whichthe ’80s action star is inflatedto mythic proportions.“I am on a drug,” Sheentold ABC. “It’s called CharlieSheen. It’s not availablebecause if you try it, you willdie. Your face will melt off,and your children will weepover your exploded body.”Sheen has said his formerparty exploits made FrankSinatra and Mick Jagger looklike “droopy-eyed armlesschildren.” He has called him-self “battle-tested bayonets.”And he’s said he’s riding the“tsunami of media ... on amercury surfboard.”Glossaries have sprung upto help keep track of Sheen’svivid verbiage, which he hasspewed consistently dur-ing his feud with the stu-dio and producers who shutdown “Two and a Half Men”because of his erratic behav-ior. CBS Corp. chief LeslieMoonves has said the series’future is uncertain.The question of whetherSheen’s bizarre bravado is aploy, a sign of mental-healthproblems or a combinationof both has grown moreurgent as it has encompassedhis private life. The actor’sestranged wife, BrookeMueller Sheen, has claimedSheen threatened to cut herhead off, among other things.Their twin toddlers wereremoved from Sheen’s homeTuesday night.
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additional rains againbut has the potential tobe pretty severe,” McCoysaid. “Then it will be fol-lowed up by another stormsystem next weekend. Iexpect a very active springwith strong thunderstormsand possible flooding events.We concentrate mainly onsevere weather prepared-ness but the public needs torecognize that flooding isa big killer in the US andpeople need to abide by theNational Weather Serviceslogan, ‘Turn Around, Don’tDrown’.”
By MAGGie MiCHAeLth Acad P
TRIPOLI, Libya Anactivist says Libyan reb-els’ military commander inZawiya, the closest opposi-tion-held city to the capital,was killed along with threeother people in fighting.Alaa al-Zawi, an opposi-tion activist in Zawiya, saysCol. Hussein Darbouk was hitby anti-aircraft gunfire dur-ing clashes with forces loyalto Moammar Gadhafi thatattacked this morning.Darbouk and other troops inZawiya defected to the oppo-sition early on in the uprising,which began in Libya on Feb.15. He has since been lead-ing rebel forces in the town,which has withstood multi-ple assaults by pro-Gadhafiforces.Al-Zawi says three otherrebel fighters were killed anddozens of people wounded inthe fighting, but he says thecity remains under oppositioncontrol.Forces loyal to MoammarGadhafi fired tear gas at pro-testers in Tripoli today as afierce crackdown that hasterrorized parts of the capi-tal the past week seeminglysmothered attempts to revivedemonstrations calling for theLibyan leader’s ouster.More than 1,500 protest-ers marched out of the MuradAgha mosque after noonprayers in the eastern Tripolidistrict of Tajoura, chanting“the people want to bring theregime down” and waved thered, black and green flag of Libya’s pre-Gadhafi monar-chy, adopted as the banner upthe uprising.But pro-Gadhafi forcesquickly moved in. They firedvolleys of tear gas and whenthe marchers continued opened fire with live ammuni-tion, according to witnesses.It was not clear if they firedat the crowd or into the air, butthe protesters scattered, manyof them taking refuge back inthe mosque, according to anAssociated Press reporter atthe scene. A doctor said sev-eral people were wounded andtaken to a nearby hospital.The clampdown under-scored the strong hold Gadhafihas maintained over Tripoli,in stark contrast to much of the country. The entire easthas fallen into the hands of the rebellion, as have sev-eral cities in the west closeto his bastion in the capital.The rebels ragtag forcesof armed residents backed bysome military units haverepelled repeated attacks bypro-Gadhafi forces trying totake back their territory.That has made control of Tripoli crucial for Gahdafi.His loyalists have taken fierceaction to ensure protesterscannot rise up and overwhelmthe city as they have in otherplaces.Last week, marches weremet by barrages of gunfirefrom militiamen shooting intocrowds, killing a still unde-termined number. Since then,pro-Gadhafi forces have car-ried out a wave of arrestsagainst suspected demonstra-tors, snatching some fromtheir homes in nighttime raids,instilling fear in the most res-tive neighborhoods.