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Students can pick up theirawards in their school offices.St. John’s Scholar of theDay is JaylynneHamilton.CongratulationsJaylynne!Jefferson’s Scholar of theDay is AaronStant.CongratulationsAaron!
Scholars of the Day
2 – The Herald Friday, April 1, 2011
For The Record
ODAY IN HISTORY
The Delphos Herald wantsto correct published errors inits news, sports and featurearticles. To inform the news-room of a mistake in publishedinformation, call the editorialdepartment at 419-695-0015.Corrections will be publishedon this page.
Vol. 141 No. 246
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
At 12:29 a.m. on Thursday,Delphos Police were calledto the 200 block of NorthJefferson Street in reference toan assault complaint.Upon officers’ arrival, thevictim stated there was anongoing dispute with neigh-bors over who was the ownerof a dog. The victim statedthe other subjects physicallyassaulted them during the timethe victim was retrieving thedog.The other subjects involvedstate the alleged victim wasthe one who assaulted themduring the disturbance.The case was forwardedto the prosecutor’s office forreview.At 8:15 a.m. on Wednesdaywhile investigating anotherdisturbance in the 1000 blockof Lima Avenue, Delphospolice came into contact withChristopher Harper II, 21,of Lima. It was found thatHarper had two active war-rants for his arrest issued outof Findlay. As a result, Harperwas taken into custody andwas later turned over to offi-cers from the Findlay PoliceDepartment.
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SANAA, Yemen —Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis packed a square inthe capital and marched invillages and cities across thenation today in what appearedto be the largest demonstra-tions in more than a month of demands the country’s long-time ruler step down.Many mosques in the cap-ital shut down — a moveunprecedented today, theMuslim day of prayer —as worshippers and clericsstreamed to the square outsideSanaa University.Protesters filled the plazaand spilled out along threeadjoining streets. Previousdemonstrations have taken upthe square and at most two of the streets that feed into it.The demonstrators set uptents and hung up posters of young men who were fatallyshot by government forcesduring previous protests.The opposition said ithoped to have 1 million peopleon the streets today to pressfor President Ali AbdullahSaleh’s ouster after 32 yearsin power.This evening, two localnewspaper reporters and atelevision cameraman weredetained by security forces,according to Gamal Anaam,member of the Yemeni jour-nalists’ union. A security offi-cial declined to comment.Saleh escalated his confron-tation with the rapidly expand-ing uprising a week ago, tak-ing on emergency powersthat give him a freer handto quell protests. Parliament,which is packed with his sup-porters, passed a 30-day stateof emergency that suspendsthe constitution, bars protestsand gives security forces far-reaching powers of arrest.Saleh has been hit by awave of defections by mili-tary commanders, ruling partymembers and others, swellingthe ranks of the oppositionand leaving him isolated.In a failed attempt toappease the protesters, heoffered not to run again whenhis current term ends in 2013.He then offered to step downby the end of this year andopen a dialogue with the lead-ers of the demonstrators.Protesters rejected all hisoffers, furious after his securi-ty forces shot dead more than40 demonstrators in Sanaa lastmonth.Today, there were anti-Saleh protests in at least 14other provinces around thecountry. Witnesses said hun-dreds of thousands of peopleattended demonstrations in theprovinces of Aden, Taaz, andHadramout.The Sanaa crowd was sup-ported by soldiers with anti-aircraft guns and Kalashnikovrifles, who set up half a dozencheckpoints around the squareto prevent intrusions by presi-dent’s loyalists.Protesters, who have calledfor a “Friday of Salvation,”raised black cards while chant-ing “Ali Leave!” Women andchildren, their faces painted inthe colors of the Yemeni flag,or the word “Leave,” joinedthe protests.Cleric Taha al-Moutawkeltold the crowd during after-noon prayers that Saleh’sregime was already collaps-ing, and he vowed that theprotests will remain peaceful.
Brother Marius,75, memorial Mass will beheld at 9:30 a.m. Saturdayat St. John the EvangelistCatholic Church. Preferredmemorials are to St. John’sSchools.
A girl was born April 31to Bradley and Becky Heth of Van Wert.A girl was born April 31to Ricky and Amy Johns of Van Wert.A girl was born April 31 toJeramie and Nicole Shermanof Spencerville.CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries weredrawn Thursday:
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: Cloudy.A chance of rain and snowshowers in the morning thena chance of rain showers inthe afternoon. Highs in theupper 40s. West winds 15 to20 mph with gusts up to 30mph. Chance of precipitation40 percent.
:Mostly cloudy in the eveningthen becoming partly cloudy.Lows in the lower 30s. Westwinds 10 to 15 mph.
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:Cloudy. Showers likely aftermidnight. Lows in the lower40s. Chance of rain 60 per-cent.
: Showers and thun-derstorms likely. Highs in thelower 60s. Lows around 40.Chance of rain 70 percent.
: Showers like-ly. Much cooler with highs inthe upper 40s. Chance of rain60 percent.
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Corn: $6.78Wheat: $6.63Beans: $13.92High temperature Thursdayin Delphos was 49 degrees,low was 20. High a year agotoday was 78, low was 52.Record high for today is 79,set in 1946. Record low is 18,set in 1964.
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billion, two-year state budgetcounts on unspecified savingsfrom lifting union protectionsto fill an $8 billion hole. Hedefended the new law Thursdaynight.“This bill, Senate Bill 5,does not cut anybody’s salary.This bill, Senate Bill 5, does nottake away anybody’s pension.This bill, Senate Bill 5, does notdestroy anybody’s health care,”Kasich said. “And anybodywho’s been out there sayingthat is just factually wrong.”In northeast Ohio, fear thata loss of bargaining will resultin layoffs and further cutbacksis rippling through the lawenforcement community.One of the biggest worriesis one-man patrol cars, saidSteve Loomis, president of thecity’s local police union. Underthe current contract, Clevelandpolice officers are required tohave at least two officers in apatrol car when driving throughcertain neighborhoods, Loomissaid.After Kasich’s signature onthe bill, Democrats have 90 daysto gather more than 230,000valid signatures to get it on thefall ballot. Loomis believes thatif Senate Bill 5 goes unchal-lenged, the two-man rule willbe the first thing to go.“They’re going to give upour safety for the illusion thatthere’s more police on thestreet,” Loomis said. “That’shorrifying. Guys get killed.”And equipment that policeofficers say is vital but thatthe city says is too expensive— like computers in patrolcars, a rarity in Cleveland —will be harder to get withoutthe complete bargaining pro-cess, Loomis said.State lawmakers did makelast-minute changes to the mea-sure in the House that allowpolice and fire officials to bar-gain for vests, shields and othersafety gear.Mike Norman, secretary forCleveland’s local firefightersunion, said that’s a cold com-fort compared with what hecalled an “all-out assault” onthe union.“Changes to the gamesupersede the topics thatwe’re allowed to discuss,” hesaid. “This isn’t somethingthat needed to be tweaked alittle bit.”As Cleveland’s popula-tion has declined in the pastdecade, so have its ranks of police officers. Two roundsof layoffs have left the policeforce more than 300 officerssmaller since 2004.
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Today is Friday, April 1, the91st day of 2011. There are 274days left in the year. This isApril Fool’s Day.
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On April 1, 1945, Americanforces launched the amphibi-ous invasion of Okinawa duringWorld War II.
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In 1853, Cincinnati, Ohio,established a fire departmentmade up of paid city employ-ees.In 1918, the Royal Air Forcewas established in Britain.In 1933, Nazi Germany beganpersecuting Jews with a boycottof Jewish-owned businesses.In 1946, tidal waves struckthe Hawaiian islands, resultingin more than 170 deaths.In 1960, the first true weathersatellite, TIROS-1, was launchedfrom Cape Canaveral. (TIROSstood for “Television InfraredObservation Satellite.”)In 1961, the sedative thali-domide was made available byprescription in Canada. (Thedrug, which was taken by preg-nant women to relieve morningsickness, was found to causedevastating birth defects.)In 1970, President RichardM. Nixon signed a measurebanning cigarette advertisingon radio and television, to takeeffect after Jan. 1, 1971.In 1984, recording starMarvin Gaye was shot to deathby his father, Marvin Gay(cq) Sr. in Los Angeles, theday before his 45th birthday.(The elder Gay pleaded guiltyto voluntary manslaughter, andreceived probation.)