Nov. 28, 1936-June 2, 2011
William H. Ludwig, 74,of Van Wert, died at 5:50p.m. Saturday at VancrestHealthcare Center in VanWert.He was born Nov. 28, 1936,in Van Wert, to Owen andDorthea (O’Leary) Ludwig.On Aug. 26, 1959, he mar-ried Evelyn (Mason) Ludwig,who survives in Van Wert.Other survivors includedaughter Sue (Daniel) Jonesof Delphos; son Jeff Ludwigof Delphos; eight grandchil-dren and three great-grand-children.He was preceded in deathby a son, Michael Ludwig, anda brother, Richard Ludwig.Mr. Ludwig was a UnitedStates Navy veteran who wasretired from Federal Mogul andthe Van Wert County Sheriff’sDept. He was a member of theVan Wert Elks, had servedon the Hospital CommissionBoard for many years, andwas a life member of the VanWert VFW. He was a memberof the former Calvary UnitedMethodist Church and was a1954 graduate of the Hoaglin-Jackson High School.Services will be held at10:30 a.m. Wednesday atAlspach-Gearhart FuneralHome and Crematory in VanWert. The Rev. Paul Millerwill officiate. Burial will be inMohr Cemetery in Van WertCounty with military gravesiderites by the combined unitsof the Van Wert AmericanLegion & VFW Posts.Friends may call from2-8 p.m. today at the funeralhome.Preferred memorials toVancrest Health Care CenterActivities Fund.
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For The Record
ODAY IN HISTORY
The high temperatureMonday in Delphos was 87and the low was 69. A yearago today, the high was 89and the low was 72. Therecord high for today is 100,set in 1955 and the record lowof 47 was set in 1968.
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTONIGHT
: Mostly clear.Lows in the mid 60s. Westwinds around 5 mph shiftingto the southwest after mid-night.
: Partlycloudy with a 20 percentchance of showers and storms.Highs in the upper 80s.Northwest winds around10mph.
:Partly cloudy. A 20 percentchance of showers and stormsin the evening. Lows in themid 60s. Northeast wind 5mph.
: Mostlysunny. Highs in the lower 80s.Northeast winds5 to 10 mph.
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: Mostly clear. Lowsaround 60. Highs in mid 80s.
: Clear.Lows in the lower 60s.
: Mostly clear. Highsin the upper 80s. Lows in themid 60s.
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By KAREN ZRAICKAssociated Press
NEW YORK — Thenation’s most extravagantdisplay of July 4 fireworksMonday was a triumphantcelebration that turned soberbriefly to commemorate the10-year mark since the Sept.11 attacks.Tens of thousands of peo-ple from around the worldstreamed to Manhattan’s WestSide to see the pyrotechnicsshow over the Hudson Riverbetween New York and NewJersey, featuring more than40,000 shells exploding inchoreographed, multicoloredprogression.“It’s beautiful,” said RosaRiveras, a 57-year-old healtheducator from Manhattan, asbursts of light filled the sky.“It’s amazing. I’m loving it.”NBC ran an exclusivebroadcast from a pier alongthe river, with Nick Lacheyof the show “The Sing-Off”hosting. Viewers got pre-recorded performances byBeyonce, filmed in front of the Statue of Liberty, andcountry music star BradPaisley. Then the fireworkslit up the sky, tightly choreo-graphed to a half-hour sound-track from Katy Perry, LeAnnRimes, Jennifer Hudson andother artists.Beth Cochran of Scottsdale,Ariz., was with two child-hood friends from Fishkill,N.Y. The group of three peri-odically broke into renditionsof “God Bless America” andother patriotic songs.“We do not take friend-ship or freedom for granted,”said Cochran, wearing anAmerican flag tank top. “I’mproud to be an American.”John Woods, a 52-year-old information technologyconsultant from Wimbledon,England, said he appreciatedthe diversity of the crowd,which included many immi-grants and tourists fromaround the country andabroad.“I think it’s just a celebra-tion of being an American,”he said.The show, sponsored byMacy’s, paid tribute to the125th anniversary of theStatue of Liberty’s debut inNew York Harbor. Fireworksblasted off from six bargesalong the river to heights of 1,000 feet.As “Amazing Grace” wassung, bursts of golden fire-works lit up the sky to paytribute to victims of 9/11. Bigcheers broke out in the crowdduring the finale.All across the country,Americans marked the 235thanniversary of the sign-ing of the Declaration of Independence with parades,fireworks, barbecues — pluspresidential campaigning, aWhite House birthday andcompetitive eating.Thousands showed up nearthe Washington Monument toeagerly await the annual fire-works show on the NationalMall, while others werethrowing on Hawaiian shirtsand shorts to ski the still-snowy slopes at resorts fromCalifornia to Colorado.Earlier in the day on NewYork’s Coney Island, theannual Nathan’s Famous JulyFourth hot dog-eating con-test brought out the biggestnames in competitive eatingfor a clash that was short intimespan but high in calo-ries.Joey “Jaws” Chestnut, of San Jose, Calif., wolfed down62 hot dogs and buns duringthe 10-minute contest, win-ning his fifth straight title.Sonya “The Black Widow”Thomas chowed her wayto victory in the first-everwomen-only contest, eating40 hot dogs, one shy of her2009 total.In Boston, the annualBoston Pops concert was amust. In Akron, Ohio, theRib, White & Blue FoodFestival was enticing. Andthen, there were Nevada’scasinos, which promised apyrotechnics extravaganzathat could be a gambler’s bestbet.At the mountaintophome of Thomas Jeffersonin Charlottesville, Va., offi-cials continued a nearlyfive-decade-old tradition of swearing in new U.S. citi-zens. Seventy-seven peopletook their oaths during anaturalization ceremony atMonticello.The holiday is celebratedas the nation’s birthday, but italso was Malia Obama’s 13thbirthday. The president’seldest daughter had to shareher parents with hundreds of others as Barack Obama andfirst lady Michelle Obamainvited troops and their fami-lies to attend a special barbe-cue and USO concert on theSouth Lawn.Speaking to U.S. troops,Obama told them, “Americais proud of all of you.”“You represent the lat-est in a long line of heroeswho have served our countrywith honor, who have madeincredible sacrifices to pro-tect the freedoms that we allenjoy,” the president said.Some of the Republicanshoping to replace Obama inthe White House spent part of the day campaigning in stateswhere presidential politics areas much a part of the holidayas fireworks and barbecuesU.S. Rep. MichelleBachmann, of Minnesota,marched in a parade inClear Lake, Iowa. InNew Hampshire, formerMassachusetts Gov. MittRomney and former UtahGov. Jon Huntsman bothmarched in the Amherstparade. Businessman andGOP hopeful Herman Cainskipped the parades but threwout the first pitch at a minorleague baseball game inManchester, N.H.“Aside from the politick-ing and the handshakingand the enthusiasm that ourcampaign is determined togenerate in this state, we’regoing to reflect on what itmeans to be an American,”Huntsman told reporters. “Toshare inalienable rights, toshare our Constitutional priv-ileges.”There were also fireworksmishaps Monday, including atleast one death in Oklahomaafter fire officials said a20-year-old man was struckin the throat by a rocket-typefirecracker. In Kansas, fire-works were blamed for start-ing at least one house fire inthe Topeka area.
Fireworks, parades:US celebrates 4th of July
7 missing afterboating accident
By MARIANA MARTINEZAssociated Press
TIJUANA, Mexico —Mexican rescuers were scour-ing the Gulf of California forseven Americans whose fish-ing boat capsized two days ago,saying they were extendingtheir search because the miss-ing tourists could still be alivein the warm, calm waters.One American has beenconfirmed dead in the accident,which came after a flash stormupended the boat before dawnSunday, spilling dozens of tourists and crew members intothe water. The identity of thedead man was not released.By early Monday, 19 of thetourists and all 16 crew mem-bers had been picked up bythe navy or other fishing boatsafter clinging to coolers, rescuerings and life vests for morethan 16 hours.Mexican Navy, army andstate officials met late Mondayto discuss the search and therewere reports they would call off rescue efforts. But instead theyannounced the search wouldcontinue over an extended area.Mexican navy Capt.Benjamin Pineda Gomez saidthat with the warm weather andwater temperature in the Gulf of California, it’s still possible thatthe missing tourists are alive.“A person who casts awaycan survive many days. Thatsea is calm,” he said.The U.S. Coast Guardoffered Mexico help in thesearch and rescue operationand said it will continue itsoperations.The 115-foot (35-meter)vessel, the Erik, sank about 60miles (100 kilometers) south of the port of San Felipe around2:30 a.m. local time Sunday,the second day of a weeklongfishing trip the group had orga-nized for several years eachIndependence Day holiday.The boat capsized lessthan two miles (three kilome-ters) from shore, but the navyextended its search 60 miles(100 kilometers) deeper intothe gulf later Monday aftersearching the area by helicop-ter and airplane and findingnothing, Pineda said.Most of the 27 men on thefishing excursion are fromNorthern California and hadmade the trip before.“I’m beyond concerned,”said Kristina Bronstein, whois engaged to missing touristMark Dorland of Twain Harte,California.She heard about the acci-dent Monday morning froma trip organizer’s wife, whotold her Dorland, 62, was oneof the first people to fall intothe water. He wasn’t wearinga life vest.The couple are to be mar-ried next month.
By The Associated Press
Today is Tuesday, July 5,the 186th day of 2011. Thereare 179 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight inHistory:
On July 5, 1811, Venezuelabecame the first South Americancountry to declare independencefrom Spain.
On this date:
In 1865, William Boothfounded the Salvation Army inLondon.In 1911, French PresidentGeorges Pompidou was born inMontboudif.In 1935, President FranklinD. Roosevelt signed theNational Labor Relations Act.In 1946, the bikini, created byLouis Reard (ray-AHRD’), wasworn by Micheline Bernardiniduring a poolside fashion showin Paris.In 1947, Larry Doby madehis debut with the ClevelandIndians, becoming the firstblack player in the AmericanLeague.In 1948, Britain’s NationalHealth Service Act went intoeffect, providing government-financed medical and dentalcare.In 1971, President RichardNixon certified the 26thAmendment to the U.S.Constitution, which loweredthe minimum voting age from21 to 18.In 1975, Arthur Ashebecame the first black man towin a Wimbledon singles titleas he defeated Jimmy Connors.In 1984, the Supreme Courtweakened the 70-year-old“exclusionary rule,” decidingthat evidence seized in goodfaith with defective court war-rants could be used againstdefendants in criminal trials.In 1991, a worldwide finan-cial scandal erupted as regulatorsin eight countries shut down theBank of Credit and CommerceInternational. Actress MildredDunnock died in Oak Bluffs,Mass., at age 90.
Ten years ago:
PresidentGeorge W. Bush named vet-eran prosecutor Robert Mueller(MUHL’-ur) to take over theFBI.
Five years ago:
North Koreatest-fired seven missiles into theSea of Japan, including at leastone believed capable of reach-ing the U.S. mainland. Enronfounder Kenneth Lay, who wasfacing decades in prison for oneof the most sprawling businessfrauds in U.S. history, died inAspen, Colo., at age 64.We would like to send aspecial thank you to every-one who supported our recentchicken dinner fund-raiser.A number of individualsworked countless hours plan-ning and preparing for thisevent to make it a huge suc-cess. As a result, we will beable to purchase supplies andpay for additional expensesduring the 2011-2012 sportsseasons.
Sincerely, St. John BlueJay Cheerleaders