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By MARCO SIBAJAThe Associated Press
RIO DE JANEIRO —Grieving families gatheredtoday to bury 12 childrengunned down in the halls of their elementary school, anunheard-of act of school vio-lence left stunned Braziliansstruggling for answers.Ten girls and two boysbetween the ages of 12 and15 were gunned down, mostshot in the head at point-blank range by 23-year-oldWellington Oliveira, whoshot and killed himself afterbeing confronted by police.At least 12 other studentswere injured in the Thursdayshooting at the Tasso daSilveira public school. Twoare in grave condition.Neighbors wanderedpast the school in a shockeddaze today, leaving flowersalong the wall of the schoolin western Rio’s working-class Realengo neighbor-hood. Twelve crosses wereleft along a wall just outsidethe school, the name of eachchild killed written on whitepieces of paper above them.Officials posted the sched-ule for 12 funerals on theschool gate. On a blackboardin the school yard, teachersleft messages imploring forbetter security in Brazil’sschools. One read, “TheCarioca family is in mourn-ing” — Carioca being thenickname for natives of Rio.Guvete Antunes, who livesacross the street from theschool, sobbed as she tried tomake sense of the massacre.“What an absurd thing thathappened!” she said, lookingat the crosses and flowersoutside the school. “I neverthought anything like thiscould happen here. Childrencame running out of thatschool, desperate, with gun-shot wounds, banging on mydoor and screaming, ’Auntie,please help us”!”Brazilian tradition stipu-lates that people be buriedthe day after their death, andSENDAI, Japan (AP) —Nearly a million homes suf-fered blackouts in Japan’snortheast today after a newearthquake killed three peopleand piled more misery on aregion buried under the rubbleof last month’s devastatingtsunami.The northeastern coast wasstill reeling from the destruc-tion wrought by a jumbo9.0-magnitude earthquake onMarch 11, with tens of thou-sands of households withoutpower or water. The 7.1-mag-nitude aftershock Thursdaythrew even more areas intodisarray and sent communi-ties that had made some gainsback to square one.Gasoline was scarceagain, and long lines formedat stations. Stores that hadonly recently restocked theirshelves sold out of basics
BY STACY TAFFstaff@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS — Withrecent economic declineand rising unemploymentrates, more people are find-ing themselves depressedwith their jobs. TammyCorzine of Middle Pointcould be counted amongthe exceptions. As ownerof Celebrations in Delphos,she gets to spend her dayshelping people celebrate thegreat moments in their lives— a career that began with acelebration of her own.“I really got startedwhen I was 17, back whenI took a class at Vantage,”she said. “It was a class onflowers and balloons thatI decided to take when Iwas planning my wedding.I ended up working for thelady who taught the classand eventually took over forher. Then when Ultrasoundhere in Delphos was goingout of business, we boughta lot of their inventory andended up buying the wholestore.”Corzine decorates eventsranging from weddings andshowers to birthdays andschool proms.“We’re doing ourfirst full prom this year,for Ottoville,” she said.“Before, we’ve done small-er things like a few bal-loon columns or an arch orsomething like that. We’rejust starting to get into themore commercial end wherewe’re doing birthday par-ties and anniversaries andshowers. Our biggest thingis probably graduation par-ties. It’s like our equivalentof Christmas.”“For weddings, we dofull service set-up and takedowns,” Corzine added.“And we do balloon andnon-balloon decor and sellretail party supplies. Werent out things like linens,backdrops and centerpieces.We’re strictly decor, so noentertainment supplies liketents or chairs.”When designing customdecorations for an event,Corzine says the customeralmost always has a specificidea in mind.“Usually when someonecomes in, they know whatthey want and give us some-thing specific to design,”she said. “But occasionally,a customer will come inwith just a general idea of what they’d like and a bud-get in mind and let us runwith it. These are usuallythe people we’ve workedwith before, so they trustus to give them somethingthey’ll like. You get yourbest deal that way becauseit allows us to really getcreative.”Even though a large partof Corzine’s job is retail,she also spends a good dealof time exercising her cre-ative talents.“We have conventionswe go to, maybe one eachyear, and there are contestsyou can enter,” she said.“Last November I won‘Designer of the Year’ inone of the contests with oneof my pieces. I’m lucky toget to deal with more of the creative end of the jobthan the business end. Themost interesting things I doare usually for the contests,like my 12-foot seahorse orthe frogs I did last year that
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Kiwanis offersannual BBQ
The Delphos Kiwanis Clubwill hold its annual ChickenBBQ from 11 a.m. until soldout Sunday in the WestrichFurniture parking lot.Proceeds benefitthe community.
Commission setsannual meeting,reception
The annual meet-ing of the Delphos CanalCommission will begin at1 p.m. Sunday in the CanalMuseum on Main Street.All members areinvited to attend.An “appreciation” recep-tion for anyone who vol-unteered help in any wayduring the year will beheld immediately follow-ing the meeting at 3 p.m.
Baseball (5 p.m.): St.John’s at Columbus Grove;Wapakoneta at Elida (WBL)Softball (5 p.m.): Antwerpat Jefferson (canceled);St. Henry at Spencerville;Lincolnview at Continental;Elida at Wapakoneta (WBL);Kalida at Miller City (PCL).Track and Field: St. John’sand Columbus Grove atBearcat Relays, 4:15 p.m.Tennis: Elida atWapakoneta (WBL),4:30 p.m.
Baseball: Bath at Jefferson(DH), noon; Perry at FortJennings (DH), noon;Lincolnview at Wayne Trace(DH), noon; Ottawa-Glandorf at Columbus Grove (DH),noon; Waynesfield-Goshenat Spencerville (DH), 2p.m.; Crestview at Kalida,2 p.m.; Van Wert andNapoleon at Elida, 2 p.m.Softball: Lincolnviewat Waynesfield-Goshen(DH), noon; Elida atPerrysburg, noon; Leipsicat Ottoville (PCL), 2 p.m.Track and Field:Fort Jennings at AnnaInvitational, 9 a.m.; Elidaat Ehresman MemorialInvitational (Bath), 10 a.m.
It’s My Job
Stacy Taff photo
Tammy Corzine gets to let her creativity flow with her balloon creations.
Corzine lends creativityto others’ celebrations
McCoy warns of possible severeweather for Sunday
From Van Wert CountyEmergency ManagementDirector Rick McCoy
The Van Wert CountyEmergency ManagementAgency is warning of a pos-sible severe weather eventSunday night and is askingthat the public monitor con-ditions very closely as thestorm system gets closer.“A significant weather sys-tem is poised to hit the Plainsinto the Ohio Valley andGreat Lakes over the week-end and could be a prettylarge and dangerous event. Itis these types of early springstorm systems that producelarge, strong tornadoes thatdo considerable amounts of damage and injure or takelives. I am hoping that thestorms take a bit of a turn butthe potential is there for it toaffect us,” Agency DirectorRick McCoy said.On Wednesday, theNational Weather Servicebegan conference calls witharea Emergency Managersputting them on alert forSunday’s storms. TheNational Weather Service saidthis particular storm systemhas the potential to be a majorweather event for the area.It has the potential to pro-duce devastating damage, notthe typical isolated-scatteredreports of an average severeweather event. Areas fromIowa to Ohio will be affectedand it appears that it mayoccur across the Van Wertarea overnight on Sundaynight through early Mondaymorning. The NationalWeather Service has said asevere squall line or line of supercell thunderstorms willmove through a number of states this weekend.“Significant wind damagewith large hail will be pos-sible. There is an increasedrisk for violent, long-trackedtornadoes of EF-3 rating orhigher,” McCoy said. “Thefact that the National WeatherService is keying in on thisparticular storm so early is of concern. There is still muchuncertainty due to currentmodels of the upper-leveltrough, so forecasts couldcertainly change. With tem-peratures expected around 81degrees on Sunday, with dewpoints around 70 and a 105-knot jet overhead, the stagewill be set for the event sopeople should prepare in caseit all develops and affects ourcounty.“Hopefully, with moresevere weather predictedthis spring due to the strongLa Nina that caused such anactive winter, people havereviewed emergency plansand know how to respond if warnings are issued. Our goalis not to scare the public butwe have the responsibility tolet the public know that thissevere weather threat exists.With Van Wert County lead-ing the state in tornadoes inthe last 20 years with 20 tor-nadoes actually hitting thecounty, I think the publicunderstands the importanceof being ready.”There are many differentways of getting informationregarding weather forecastsand warnings when storms areoccurring. Listed are some of the possibilities that exist:— Northern IndianaNational Weather Serviceweb site: www.crh.noaa.gov/iwx/;— Storm PredictionCenter: www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/;— NOAA WeatherRadios;— Scanners listening tolocal Emergency Managementon frequency 155.805 MHz;— The Weather Channel;— Local television andradio stations;— Local media Internetsites; and— Pager or cellular phonealerts.
See CORZINE, page 2See JAPAN, page 2See SHOOTING, page 2
Million homeslack power afternew Japan quake
12 children die as gunmanstalks former school
“What an absurdthing thathappened! I neverthought anythinglike this couldhappen here.Children camerunning out of that school, desperate, withgunshot wounds, banging on mydoor andscreaming, ‘Auntie, please help us’!”
— Guvete Antunes
“I get mostof my ideasfor the balloonsculptures anddecorations frombrainstormingwith my colleaguesand friends.”
— Tammy Corzine.balloon artist
Hog roast beneft
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A benefit will beginat 3 p.m. on Saturday atthe Landeck Forestershall for Travis Tippie.Tippie is suffering fromliver cancer and needs assis-tance with medical bills.A hog roast will cost $5at the door and raffles and a50/50 drawing will be held.A DJ will be setup under a tent.
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Diana L. “Dian” Mericle-Kill, 51, of Delphos, diedWednesday at her residence.She was born June 1, 1959,in Great Lake, Ill., to WilliamR. and Brenda (Stephey)Mericle. Her mother survivesin Delphos.Other survivors includetwo daughters, Kayla andKimber Kill of Delphos; twosisters, Kelly J. Briggs of Delphos and Susan K. Fox of Rockford; several nieces andnephews and a great-niece andnephew.She was also precededin death by a brother, BobMericle; and a sister, TrishMericle.Ms. Mericle-Kill was ahealth care provider as well asa teacher. She owned DelphosGymnastic Academy, coachedgymnastics at St. John’s HighSchool and was a cheer advi-sor. She was also an accom-plished pianist. A 1977 gradu-ate of Jefferson High School,she went on to get her teach-ing degree from The OhioState University. She enjoyedreading, cooking and lovedher girls. She was a memberof Trinity United MethodistChurch and the Ohio StateUniversity alumni associa-tion.Funeral services will beginat 11 a.m. Monday at Harterand Schier Funeral Home, theRev. David Howell officiat-ing. Burial will be in WalnutGrove Cemetery.Friends may call from 2-8p.m. Sunday and one hourprior to services Monday atthe funeral home.Preferred memorials are tothe Kimber and Kayla KillCollege Fund.
Oct. 18, 1942 - April 6, 2011
Gretna L. Stevens, 68, of Van Wert died at 4:45 p.m.Wednesday at Lima MemorialHospital.She was born on Oct. 18,1942, in Van Wert to John andEsther (Cox) Dempsey, whopreceded her in death.On July 17, 1962, she mar-ried Donald W. Stevens, whosurvives in Van Wert.Funeral services will beginat 4 p.m. Sunday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home &Crematory, Van Wert.Friends may call from 1-4p.m. Sunday at the funeralhome.Preferred memorials are toVan Wert Victory Church.At 7:40 p.m. on Thursday,the Delphos police werecalled to the 200 block of Holland Avenue in referenceto a domestic dispute.Upon officers’ arrival,the victim stated a family orhousehold member had begunarguing with the victim.Neither party involvedwished to pursue any chargesin the matter and they agreedto separate for the night toallow the situation to calmdown.
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01-07-10-12-14-18-19-24-50-52-53-55-58-61-63-65-67-72-73-75At 7:26 p.m. on Tuesday,a collision occurred when thedriver of one vehicle ran ared light and struck a secondvehicle.Justin Diltz, 56, of Delphos, was driving north-bound on North State Streetwhen he came to the inter-section of West Fifth Streetand proceeded through on agreen light. Joseph Estle Jr.,26, of Delphos, was travel-ing westbound on West FifthStreet when he came to theintersection of North StateStreet and ran the red light,striking Diltz’s vehicle in theright side.Diltz was unconsciousafter the accident and wastaken to the hospital byDelphos EMS.Estle claimed he had thegreen light and Diltz ran thered light. Two independentwitnesses who were travelingsouthbound on North StateStreet stated Diltz had thegreen light.There was incapacitatinginjury to Diltz and no injuryto Estle.Both vehicles sustainedincapacitating damage.Estle was cited for a redlight violation.
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were each about four feet long.That’s probably my favoriteaspect. I really enjoy it whenpeople come in and requestsomething unusual. One timeI designed a balloon backhoesculpture for someone and Ithought that was really neat.”As for inspiration, Corzinelooks to brainstorming.“I get most of my ideasfor the balloon sculptures anddecorations from brainstorm-ing with my colleagues andfriends,” she said. “We’llsometimes get ideas from fig-urines or pictures and paint-ings. We also browse theInternet for ideas.”Corzine is a wife and moth-er of two girls, ages 3 and 5,and a son, age 7. She is also aregistered nurse and volunteerfirefighter for Middle Point.
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President Dilma Rousseff wasexpected to arrive in Rio toattend some of the funerals.The shock of the killingsreverberated across Brazil.“This is completely outsideof our reality. This gunmanlived in his own sick world andunfortunately brought his ugli-ness into ours,” said RivaldoSilva, eyes brimming withtears as he looked at newspa-per headlines at a newsstand incentral Sao Paulo. “I’m certainhe was sent straight to Hell.”The shootings turned theschool, which was celebratingits 40th anniversary Thursday,into a nightmarish scene, withbullet holes and blood markingthe walls of classrooms.Witnesses said the gunmanstalked the halls of the elemen-tary school he attended himself years before, lining up mostof the children he killed andshooting them in the head, oneafter another, as they beggedfor him to stop.Oliveira took his own lifeafter police gunfire struck hislegs and sent him toppling downsome stairs, but not before car-rying out what crime expertssaid was the worst school mas-sacre in Brazil’s history.High temperature Thursdayin Delphos was 48 degrees,low was 37. Rainfall wasrecorded at .18 inch. High ayear ago today was 64, lowwas 38. Record high for todayis 83, set in 2001. Record lowis 14, set in 1959.
: Mostly cloudy.Lows in the lower 40s. Eastwinds around 5 mph.
: Partlycloudy. Warmer. Highs in thelower 70s. South Winds 5 to10 mph.
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NATO: No apology forhitting rebels in tanks
By SLOBODAN LEKICThe Associated Press
BRUSSELS — NATOacknowledged today that itsairstrikes had hit rebels usingtanks to fight governmentforces in eastern Libya, butsaid it would not apologize forthe deaths because no one toldthem the rebels had tanks.British Rear Adm. RussellHarding, the deputy com-mander of the NATO opera-tion, said in the past, onlyforces loyal to Libyan strong-man Moammar Gadhafi hadused heavy armored vehicles.Harding says the militarysituation between Libya’s east-ern coastal towns of Brega andAjdabiya remains fluid, withthe two sides engaged in aseries of advances and retreats,making it difficult for pilots todistinguish between them.NATO jets attacked a rebelconvoy between these twotowns Thursday, killing atleast five fighters and destroy-ing or damaging a number of armored vehicles.The strikes, including anattack earlier this week, pro-voked angry denunciations of NATO by the rebels. At thesame time, NATO officialshave expressed frustrationwith the Libyan insurgents,who now view the alliance,whose mandate is limited toprotecting civilians in Libya,as their proxy air force.NATO’s Secretary-GeneralAnders Fogh Rasmussenexpressed regret over the lossof life, saying alliance forceswere doing everything possibleto avoid harming civilians.NATO last week took con-trol over the international air-strikes that began March 19as a U.S.-led mission. Theairstrikes thwarted Gadhafi’sefforts to crush the rebellionin the North African nation hehas ruled for more than fourdecades, but the rebels remainoutnumbered and outgunnedand have had difficulty push-ing into government-held ter-ritory even with air support.Harding said today thatNATO jets had conducted 318sorties and struck 23 targetsacross Libya in the past 48hours. They have flown over1,500 sorties in the eight dayssince the alliance assumedoverall command from a U.S.-led force.NATO’s jets have destroyedGadhafi’s anti-aircraft mis-sile defenses, T-72 tanks andammunition dumps, Hardingsaid. The attacks also targetedGadhafi’s loyalist forces inthe besieged city of Misrata,where rebels continue to holdout.Critics have questionedNATO’s limited strategyof only protecting civiliansthreatened by Gadhafi’stroops, rather than trying toeliminate the threat complete-ly by destroying the strong-man’s regime.“By not striking at theregime from the outset,Gadhafi was granted the ini-tiative to embed his forces inurban settings hiding behindhuman shields in a form of guerrilla warfare,” said BarackSeneer, a researcher on theMiddle East at the RoyalUnited Services Institute, aBritish military think tank.“A no-fly zone is notequipped to contend withguerrilla warfare or with astalemate that places rebelsand loyalists at close proxim-ity with one another.” he said
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today and were forced to rationpurchases again.Still, the latest quake didfar less damage, generated notsunami and largely spared theregion’s nuclear plants. Someslightly radioactive waterspilled at one plant, but thetsunami-crippled FukushimaDai-ichi complex reported nonew problems.Matsuko Ito, who has beenliving in a shelter in the smallnortheastern city of Natori sincethe tsunami, said there’s no get-ting used to the terror of beingawoken by shaking. She saidshe started screaming when thequake struck around 11:30 p.m.“It’s enough,” the 64-year-old while smoking a ciga-rette outside. “Somethinghas changed. The world feelsstrange now. Even the way theclouds move isn’t right.”The latest tremor — thestrongest since the day of thetsunami — cut power to morehomes, though it was quick-ly restored to many. About950,000 households were stillwithout electricity this evening,said Souta Nozu, a spokesmanfor Tohoku Electric PowerCo., which serves northernJapan. That includes homes inprefectures in Japan’s north-west that had been spared inthe first quake.Six conventional plants inthe area were knocked out,though three have since comeback online and the othersshould be up again withinhours, Nozu said. But withpower lines throughout thearea damaged, it was not clearwhether normal operationswould be restored, he said.
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One goes to hospital after accidentMan driving withexpired plates,suspended license
Woman chargedwith drivingunder suspension
At 4:47 p.m. on Tuesdaywhile on routine patrol,Delphos police came into con-tact with Debra Etzkorn, 42, of Delphos, at which time it wasfound that Etzkorn was oper-ating a motor vehicle whilehaving her driving privilegessuspended.As a result, Etzkorn wascited into Lima MunicipalCourt on the charge.At 2:56 a.m. on Fridaywhile on routine patrol,Delphos police came intocontact with Harry SchroyerII, 20, of Rockford, at whichtime it was found Schroyer’svehicle had expired plates.It was also found thatSchroyer was operating amotor vehicle while havinghis driving privileges sus-pended.Schroyer was cited intoLima Municipal Court on thecharges.
On April 1, the hallwaysat Vantage were filled withanticipation as the seniors pre-sented their Senior CapstoneProjects to teachers, staff andcommunity members.The Senior CapstoneProject is a part of the stu-dents’ final year at Vantage.The project incorporates theskills, concepts, and data froma student’s career technicalprogram into one culminatingproject. This is a three-partprocess: a written researchpaper, a project or productcreated outside of the normalschool day, and a formal oralpresentation using PowerPointtechnology on a Smart Boardin front of a panel of adultjudges and Vantage juniors.Each student had the opportu-nity to demonstrate a signifi-cant personal and academicgrowth throughout the courseof the project.Emotions were runninghigh — anxiety, excitementand doubt — as the studentsreviewed their notes in thehallway just before the pre-sentations began.“The Senior Capstoneproject provides an oppor-tunity for making the lasttwo years of high schoolmeaningful and practical.This day is filled with muchexcitement and anticipation.For most of our seniors,this day is a positive andmemorable experience —one they will never forget,”Beth Evans, senior Englishteacher said.It was obvious that manystudents had devoted a greatdeal of time to their projectsand were very proud of them.Here are just a few examplesof the projects that were pre-sented.Nolan Feathers, a Jeffersonsenior in the Auto Bodyprogram restored, his 1997Dodge Ram pick-up truck forhis project. “I gained a lotof self confidence doing mysenior project. It proved to methat I can actually do what Ilearned in Auto Body,” Nolansaid.Brandy Sloan, an EarlyChildhood Education seniorfrom Paulding, held a jeansday at Vantage to raisemoney to purchase the book,Mommy Please Donít Cry inmemory of Taylor Tumblin,the daughter of Roger andKelly Tumblin who died atthe age of 4. Taylor was bornwith the chromosome defectTrisomy 18. Brandy raisedenough money to purchase33 copies of the book, whichwill be donated to ToledoHospital in Taylor’s mem-ory.Jared Ricker, an Ottovillesenior in the IndustrialMechanics program builta motorized picnic table.“It took a lot longer than Ithought it would, but when Iwas done, I felt successful,”he said.Cosmetology seniors KaylaPeoples from Lincolnview,Tabrina Vance from Paulding,and Diedre Knippen fromOttoville organized a fashionshow for their senior project.The fashion show was heldduring Sophomore VisitationDay at Vantage so10th grad-ers could get a glimpse of thetype of skills that are learnedin Cosmetology.During their formal oralpresentation, all the seniorsexplained the processes theywent through in developingtheir project, the expectationsthey had, problems or chal-lenges that they encounteredalong the way, how long ittook them to complete theproject and what they reallylearned from the project.Juniors were able toobserve the seniors duringtheir presentations. Just aboutall the seniors had the samepiece of advice to the juniors,“Start early, don’t procrasti-nate and choose a topic thatinterests you.”In addition to Vantage staff members, nearly eighty busi-ness and industry partners,community members andadvisory committee mem-bers took the time to observeand evaluate these seniors.Several home school princi-pals and guidance counselorswere also in attendance.
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Vantage Auto Bodysenior Nolan Feathers fromJefferson, restored his 1997Dodge Ram pick-up truckfor his senior project.
From the Vantage Point
Senior Capstone Projects — Part 1
Jared Ricker, an Ottoville senior in the Industrial Mechanics program built a motorizedpicnic table.
COLUMBUS (AP) — OhioGov. John Kasich has rejectedmercy for a killer scheduled todie next week for beating todeath a fellow jail inmate inCincinnati while he awaitedsentencing for murder.Clarence Carter’s executionis set for April 12. Investigatorssay Carter punched, choked,kicked and stomped on JohnnyAllen for at least 30 minutesduring a 1988 fight, stoppingintermittently to wipe bloodfrom his shoes.Kasich on Thursday deniedCarter’s request for clemen-cy. The decision comes afterlast month’s unanimous voteagainst clemency by the OhioParole Board.Carter’s lawyers argue itwas not a premeditated killing,that Allen likely instigated thefight and that inmate witness-es were unreliable. They sayCarter is borderline mentallydisabled and had an upbring-ing that taught violence.COLUMBUS (AP) — Theofficial who oversees Ohio’selections says he doesn’t agreewith a measure proposed bysome fellow Republicans torequire voters to show photoIDs at the polls.Secretary of State JohnHusted tells The ColumbusDispatch on Thursday that hewould not change current pol-icy that allows voters to provetheir identities with photo IDsor other documents, such asutility bills or paychecks.A bill approved by the OhioHouse would require votersto show the photo ID beforecasting an in-person ballot. Itis now being reviewed by theSenate.Husted instead proposeschanges for voters castingearly ballots or provisionalballots. He says those votersshould be required to givetheir full Social Security num-bers instead of the currentlyrequired last four digits.
Man who killedinmate to dieElections chief disagrees withvoter ID bill

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