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UpfrontSports
Obituaries 2State/Local 3Politics 4Community 5Sports 6-7Farm 7Classifieds 8Television 9World briefs 10
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The Rev. John Stites and parishioners Deb Homier and Mary Jane Burgei promote St.Barbara’s Catholic Church Parish Festival set Sunday in Cloverdale.
St. Barbara’s sets annual festival
CLOVERDALE — St.Barbara’s Catholic Church inCloverdale will hold its annualParish Festival on Sunday.The day includes $8 barbe-cued chicken and golden porkloin dinners served in the air-conditioned hall from 10:30a.m. to 6 p.m. Homemade piesand cakes will be sold for anadditional charge. Carry-outsare also available.Registration for the cornhole tournament is 10 a.m.-noon with play at noon. Entryis $20 per 2-person team witha 50 percent payout.Four bicycles will be givenaway; two at 2 p.m. and twoat 5 p.m. Winners must bepresent.The Big Ticket drawingis at 7 p.m. The top prize is$1,000; second place, $500;and third place, $250.Kids’ games, a fish pond,bingo, a bake sale and hourlycash drawings (winners mustbe present) will also be held.Ice cold beverages will beavailable in the Beer Garden.The event is open to thepublic.
Anthony to be freed late July, early Aug.
By MATT SEDENSKYand KYLE HIGHTOWERThe Associated Press
ORLANDO, Fla. — A judge sentenced CaseyAnthony today to four yearsfor lying to investigators butsays she could go free in lateJuly or early August becauseshe has already served nearlythree years in jail and has hadgood behavior.While acquitted of killingand abusing her 2-year-olddaughter Caylee, Anthonywas convicted of four countsof lying to detectives tryingto find her daughter in July2008. She lied to them aboutworking at the UniversalStudios theme park, aboutleaving her daughter with anon-existent nanny namedZanny, about leaving the girlwith friends and about receiv-ing a phone call from her.Her defense attorneysargued before sentencingthat her convictions shouldbe combined into one, butthe judge disagreed. JudgeBelvin Perry also fined her$1,000 on each count andsaid attorneys for both sideswill have to decide exactlyhow much time she should becredited for.At the time of the girl’sdisappearance in June 2008,Anthony, a single mother,and Caylee were living withAnthony’s parents, Georgeand Cindy Anthony, in subur-ban Orlando. No one has comeforward as the child’s father.Prosecutors contendedAnthony, then 22, suffo-cated Caylee with duct tapebecause she was interferingwith her desire to be with herboyfriend and party with herfriends.Defense attorneys coun-tered that the toddler acciden-tally drowned in the familyswimming pool. They saidthat when Anthony panicked,her father, a former policeofficer, decided to make thedeath look like a murder.They said he put duct tapeon the girl’s mouth and thendumped the body in woodsabout a quarter-mile away.The defense saidAnthony’s apparent carefreelife hid emotional distresscaused by sexual abuse fromher father. Her father firmlydenied both the cover-up andabuse claims. The prosecutioncalled those claims absurd,and said no one makes anaccident look like a murder.
Hacking costs tabloid moreads, link to vets group
By ROBERT BARRThe Associated Press
LONDON — A phone-hacking scandal cost the Newsof the World more advertisersand a prestigious link withmilitary veterans today afteranother paper reported thatthe tabloid had collected thetelephone numbers of rela-tives of slain troops.The report in The DailyTelegraph newspaper didnot cite any evidence thatrelatives’ phones had beenhacked or that the newspa-per had done anything illegalin obtaining their numbers.Nonetheless a storm of out-rage followed.“If these actions are provedto have been verified, I amappalled,” said Gen. DavidRichards, the head of thearmed forces.The commander of London’s MetropolitanPolice, bowing to publicconcern about the rigor of its investigation of allegedillegal payments by thepaper to officers, announcedthat the Independent PoliceComplaints Commissionwould supervise the probe.“I will personally super-vise this investigation to giveindependent oversight andensure that it is robust in itsattempts to identify any offi-cer who may have commit-ted an offense,” said DeborahGlass, deputy chair of thecommission.Metropolitan PoliceCommissioner PaulStephenson said he was“determined” to see any offi-cers who received paymentsfacing criminal conviction.“I am more than ashamed- I am determined to see themin a criminal court,” he toldSky News.There were also new alle-gations of police corruptionmade by a former senior offi-cer who said some officersreceived substantial paymentsfrom journalists seeking infor-mation and tips.The embarrassing scandal,which includes allegations
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 Hot summer day spent swimming, fishing
Above: Jordan Blackburn, 14, shows off his back-flip off the diving board at theDelphos Municipal Swimming Pool Wednesday. Temperatures reached 91 degrees.Below: Elijah Breeze, 11, passed Wednesday afternoon fishing in the Miami-ErieCanal.
Israel deploys airportpolice to screen activists
By AMY TEIBELThe Associated Press
JERUSALEM — Israeldeployed hundreds of extrapolice at its already heavilyguarded international airporttoday and asked two Germanairlines to bar potential trou-ble-makers from Tel Aviv-bound flights, in anticipationof the arrival of hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists.The activists, expected toarrive late today and Friday, saythey are on a peaceful missionto the West Bank to draw atten-tion to the plight of Palestiniansliving under Israeli occupation.Israel holds complete controlover who enters and exits theWest Bank.But Israel has been waryof entanglement with foreignactivists since Israeli navalcommandos clashed withpassengers aboard an inter-national Gaza-bound flotillalast year, killing nine peo-ple. Israeli fears have beenfurther heightened by dead-ly clashes in recent weekswith pro-Palestinian activistsalong Israel’s frontiers withLebanon and Syria.Police spokesman MickyRosenfeld said officersdeployed at Tel Aviv’s BenGurion International Airporthave been prepared to dealwith scenarios ranging fromuneventful landings to airportofficials being attacked.Israel is known for its strictairline security, beginningwith check-ins on incomingflights, and officials claimthey have sophisticated intel-ligence procedures in placeto identify potential trouble-makers.The Yediot Ahronot news-paper today quoted a policecommander, Nissim Mor, assaying 150 activists have beenearmarked as potentially prob-lematic and their names turnedover to airlines in an attemptto prevent their arrival.It’s unclear how manyactivists would be deniedentry after landing at the air-port.Israel says it will not stoppeople because of their politi-cal beliefs, but that its onlyconcern is to stop people whoplan to carry out illegal orviolent acts.Rosenfeld said airportfacilities could hold as manyas 80 detainees, and that anyoverflow would be sent to aprison in southern Israel.The airborne activists havedenied any direct connec-tion with the latest attemptto breach the Gaza blockade,which appears to have largelyfizzled in recent days. Theflotilla ships were held up bymysterious malfunctions andGreek authorities who did notlet them set sail from ports inGreece where the ships hadmustered.Organizers of the flights toTel Aviv say their people willtour the West Bank in solidar-ity with the Palestinians andthat some would take part inweekly protests against Israelin east Jerusalem and theWest Bank. They say all theiractivities will be nonviolent.In Europe, German fed-eral police said as long aspassengers had valid ticketsand passports, they had nogrounds to stop any activistsat airports there.Two German airlines,flagship carrier Lufthansa andAir Berlin, said today theyreceived lists of people fromIsrael who are not allowedinto the country.Lufthansa said it wouldcomply.Lufthansa “is obliged notto transport any passsnegerswho do not hold valid entrypermits or whose entry intothe respective state has beendenied by local authoritiesbeforehand as in this case,”company spokesman PatrickMeschenmoser said today.He declined to say how manypassengers were on the list,or whether any of them hadplanned to fly with the airline.
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Sunny Fridaywith highin mid 80s.See page 2.
Coldwater/Kenton not onESPN
According to ColdwaterAthletic Director EricGoodwin, Paragon Marketing(sub-contractor for ESPN)has informed him that theColdwater vs. Kenton week1 football game on ESPNhas been denied due to lackof production money for thatweekend of games. ESPNwill be limiting the amountof high school games theyair that opening week due tothe lack of dollars for them.Therefore, the Kentonat Coldwater game willgo on as scheduled at7:30 p.m. on Aug. 26.
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The Van Wert CountyAgricultural Society hasannounced the fair boardoffice will be open for entriesfor the 2011 Van WertCounty Fair from 9 a.m.through 5 p.m. July 11.All livestock and otherentries will open on July11 and close at 5 p.m. onAug. 1. This deadline willbe strictly enforced.The deadline includesentries for all livestock, farmproducts, horticulture, cannedgoods, baked goods, fine arts,photography, antiques, domes-tic manufacture, flowers, andplants. Entry forms and infor-mation may be viewed andprinted at vanwertcountyfair.com by selecting PremiumBook Page then 2011 SeniorDepartments Fairbook. Entryforms can be picked up inthe office or can be mailedor faxed to you by calling419-238-9270. The 2011 VanWert County Fair Handbookis also available for pickup.The fair board officehours are as follows:Monday, July 11-Aug. 309 a.m. to 5 p.m.Monday – Friday9 a.m. to noon Saturday1-5 p.m. Aug. 28(Sunday before the fair- ticket sales only)Office hours dur-ing the fair will be :Aug. 31-Sept. 59 a.m. to 7 p.m.Wednesday – SaturdayNoon to 6 p.m. Sunday9 a.m. to 7 p.m.Monday (Labor Day)Entry tags may be pickedup starting Aug. 15.All entries are dismissedat 8 a.m. on Sept. 6.The Fair Office hasMembership and Seasontickets for sale now at $18per person. Season ticketswill also be available July 19at businesses throughout thecounty. Membership ticketsare only available in the fairoffice and are required forentries and voting purposes.Reserved seat tickets will beavailable for harness racing,thoroughbred racing, truckand tractor pull, demo derby,band show and cheerleading.For more informa-tion call 419-238-9270.
 
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The DelphosHerald
Vol. 142 No. 20
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald, Inc.Don Hemple,advertising manager
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At 10:49 a.m. on Sundaywhile on routine patrol,Delphos police came into con-tact with Richard Gilbert, 39,of Lima, at which time it wasfound that Gilbert had an out-standing warrant for his arrestissued out of Defiance.As a result, Gilbert wastaken into custody and trans-ported to the Allen CountyJail where he was held untilDefiance could make arrange-ments to pick him up.At 5:59 a.m. on Sunday,Delphos police were calledto the 400 block of NorthScott Street in reference to anintoxicated subject knockingon doors in that area.Upon officers’ arrival, theylocated Victor Bentura, 23, of Wapak, at which time Benturawas arrested on charges of disorderly conduct whileintoxicated.Bentura was transportedto the Allen County Jail andcited into the Lima MunicipalCourt on the charge.At 7:40 p.m. on Tuesdaywhile on routine patrol,Delphos police came into con-tact with Andrew Lumpkins,23, of Fort Wayne, at whichtime officers found Lumpkinswas operating a motor vehiclewhile under the influence of alcohol or drugs.Upon searching the vehicle,Lumpkins was also found tobe in possession of marijuanaand drug paraphernalia.Lumpkins was cited intoLima Municipal Court on thecharges.At 1:29 p.m. on Tuesday,Delphos police were called tothe 800 block of West SkinnerStreet in reference to a theftcomplaint.Upon officers’ arrival, thevictim stated a subject knownto the victim had taken itemswithout permission.The report was forwardedto the Detective Bureau forfurther investigation.
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BEIJING — China todaydismissed as rumor reportsthat retired President JiangZemin, who led the coun-try through massive changesafter the crushing of the 1989Tiananmen Square democra-cy movement, has died.The official Xinhua NewsAgency quoted what it calledauthoritative sources as sayingthe reports were “pure rumor.”The one-sentence dispatch inEnglish wasn’t carried by theChinese-language service of the state-run agency, indicat-ing it was meant for overseasaudiences.The need to commentunderscores the difficultiesthe secretive, authoritariangovernment faces in control-ling information. While statemedia are under tight con-trol, foreign reports seep intoChina via the Internet, givingChinese access to news —and rumors — the leadershipdislikes.An official from theCabinet’s information officesaid only, “It’s a rumor,”when asked about Jiang’sdeath. The official, like manyin China, would give only hersurname, Li.Foreign Ministry spokes-man Hong Lei refused tocomment directly on Jiang,referring reporters at a regularnews conference today to theXinhua report.The denials follow days of intense online conjecture overwhether Jiang, 84, had diedor was close to death, fueledby his failure to appear at lastFriday’s celebration of the90th anniversary of the rulingCommunist Party’s founding.A Hong Kong TV sta-tion and Japanese and SouthKorean media had reportedJiang had died. None of thereports had named sources,and the Hong Kong broad-caster, ATV, retracted thereport and apologized to itsaudience, Jiang and his fam-ily today.While the rumors weresuppressed on the mainland,they were widely reported inthe semiautonomous Chineseterritory that’s promisedWestern-style civil libertiesincluding freedom of speech.The speculation was splashedon the front pages of lead-ing Hong Kong newspaperstoday.
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that journalists hacked intothe voicemail of a missingteenager, possibly hamper-ing the police investigations,is taking a toll on RupertMurdoch’s business interest.He heads News Corp., theparent company that ownsNews of the World and otherBritish papers.The share price of BritishSky Broadcasting continuedfalling amid growing concernthat News Corp. — the tab-loid’s owner — would beblocked in its controversialbid to take full control of thebroadcaster.J. Sainsbury, Britain’sthird-largest supermar-ket group, energy companyNpower, national pharmacychain Boots and mobile phonecompany O2 announcedthat they were withdrawingadvertising from the Newsof the World, joining Ford,Vauxhall and others whichpreviously backed out.The Royal British Legion,one of the nation’s mostrevered institutions, said itwas dropping the News of theWorld as a partner in cam-paigns on veterans’ issuesand had suspended all otherties until the allegations areresolved.“We can’t with any con-science campaign alongsideNews of the World on behalf of armed forces families whileit stands accused of preyingon these same families in thelowest depths of their mis-ery,” the Legion said. “Thehacking allegations haveshocked us to the core.”
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32, Swantonand formerly of Van Wert,entered a plea of guilty totwo counts of possession of drugs (heroin), a felony of thefourth degree.Diltz was arrested after sheallegedly sold heroin to anundercover agent working forthe West Central Crime TaskForce during August 2010.The sales of the heroin tookplace in Van Wert.Judge Steele ordered apre-sentence investigationand scheduled sentencing for9 a.m. Aug. 17.
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Van Wert,was sentence to one year of community control on a chargeof domestic violence, a misde-meanor of the first degree.Sanchez allegedly causedor attempted to cause physi-cal harm to a householdmember.Sanchez will be underthe supervision of the VanWert County Adult ProbationDepartment, failure to suc-cessfully complete the com-munity control program canresult in a fine of $1,000 and180 days in jail.
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05-08-15-19-23-24-25-28-35-36-48-49-50-51-55-59-69-71-72-79At 11:50 a.m. on Tuesday,Delphos police were called tothe 800 block of South MainStreet in reference to a domes-tic dispute.Upon officers’ arrival,the complainant stated anargument had occurred butno physical altercation hadoccurred.One of the subjects agreedto leave the residence to allowthe situation to calm down.At 12:05 a.m. on Mondaywhile on routine patrol,Delphos police came intocontact with Alina Olding,21, of Columbus, at whichtime it was found that Oldingwas operating a motor vehiclewhile impaired.As a result, Olding wasarrested on the charge andwas transported to the AllenCounty Jail. Olding willappear in Lima MunicipalCourt on the charge.At 8:26 p.m. on Monday,Delphos police were calledto the 100 block of East FifthStreet in reference to an intox-icated subject in that area.Upon officers’ arrival, theylocated Kenneth Potter, 48, of Cloverdale and a 14-year-old juvenile in the area.As officers spoke withPotter, he became disorderlyand after being advised byofficers to calm down Pottercontinued to behave in a dis-orderly manner. Potter wasarrested by officers and asthey placed him into thepolice cruiser to transporthim, Potter became uncoop-erative and began resistingofficers. Officers used theirpepper spray on Potter.Potter was transported tothe Allen County Jail and wascited into Lima MunicipalCourt on the charges of obstructing official business,persistent disorderly conduct,open container of alcoholicbeverage in a public place,resisting arrest and furnishingalcohol to a minor.At 9:30 p.m. on Sunday,Delphos Police came into con-tact with Jonathon Seman, 18,of Delphos at the DelphosStadium Park.Officers had knowledgethat Seman had an outstand-ing warrant for his arrestissued out of Lima MunicipalCourt for failing to appearin court. As a result, Semanwas arrested and later turnedover to Allen County Sheriff’sDepartment deputies.At 10:51 a.m. on Monday,Delphos police were calledto the 400 block of NorthFranklin Street in reference toa burglary complaint.Upon officers’ arrival, thevictim stated that a subjectknown to the victim had cameto the residence and forciblyentered the residence and hadtaken items.The report was forwardedto the Detective Bureau forfurther investigation.
Lima man arrestedon warrantWapak manfaces disorderlyconductFort Wayne manfaces OVI, drugpossessionResident reportstheft of items
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E - The EnvironmentalMagazineDear EarthTalk: Somany chemicals in everydayproducts are harmful to ourhealth and the environment.Why aren’t we developingsafer alternatives?— Donna Langston, Asheville, NC
 Researchers today arebeginning to question thesafety of many chemicalsused in consumer products.Studies have linked BisphenolA (BPA), flame retardants,phthalates and many otherchemicals found in everydayproducts to a wide range of health problems, includingcancer, learning and behav-ioral problems and reproduc-tive illnesses.Despite the federal gov-ernment’s slowness in callingfor it, nonprofit labs and for-profit companies alike havebeen busy developing saferalternatives to some of theseharsher chemicals. The bravenew world of “green chem-istry,” in which reducing oreliminating the use or genera-tion of hazardous substances istop priority in the design, useand disposal of products, isleading to a rash of new, saferingredients.Companies looking to puta “BPA-free” sticker on theirbottles, for instance, can makethem instead with EastmanTritan copolyester, a plasticalternative that doesn’t dis-rupt hormones as Nalgene andCamelBak do. Phthalates—used to soften plastic toys—can be replaced with a productcalled Grindsted Soft-N-Safe,made from acetic acid and cas-tor oil from the castor plant.Formaldehyde adhesives usedto make plywood and otherwood products can be replacedwith soy-based resins, woodfibers and plastic-wood fibers.The U.S. EnvironmentalProtection Agency (EPA)supports the effort through itssponsorship of the PresidentialGreen Chemistry ChallengeAwards. The annual awardsprogram recognizes andhelps fund efforts to reducethe amount of hazardous sub-stances released into the envi-ronment or entering the wastestream, and efforts that reducethe public health hazards asso-ciated with the release of suchsubstances.But while the EPA has thepower to spur green chem-istry, it is powerless to banmany dangerous chemi-cals in widespread use. The1976 law that still governsuse of many chemicals, theToxic Substances Control Act(TSCA), presumes that chemi-cals are innocent until provenguilty. TSCA has failed torequire basic testing for thetoxicity of some 62,000 chem-icals grandfathered in whenthe law was first passed.“Once thought to pose littlelikelihood of exposure, wenow know many chemicalsmigrate from the materialsand products in which they’reused—including furniture,plastics and food cans—intoour bodies,” reports the SaferChemicals, Healthy Familiescampaign. The campaignwarns that just about everyAmerican carries hundreds of these chemicals in their blood-streams.Senator Frank Lautenberg(D-NJ) recently introduced abill, the Safe Chemicals Act,aimed at overhauling the out-dated TSCA. It would requiresafety testing of all existingchemicals and would promoteso-called green chemistryand the development of safealternatives to unsafe chemi-cals. The Act would providethe EPA with the authority itneeds to protect public health,while enabling the market-place to innovate safe prod-ucts, reports Richard Denisonof the Environmental DefenseFund. The bill’s sponsors sayit expects to have widespreadsupport on both sides of thepartisan divide.
Dear EarthTalk: I’mlooking for the best places tosearch for green jobs but amhaving trouble locating themon traditional job searchsites. Where should I look?— H. Jenkins, Biloxi, MS
With the environment nowhigh atop the public agenda,green jobs are more popularthan ever. Defined by eco.org(a leading green jobs website)as any job in any companywhere the primary focus is onreducing the impacts of ouractivities or products on theenvironment, green jobs serveto maximize efficient use of resources while minimizingdegradation of the planet frompollution and waste. “Eco-jobscan range from engineeringa photovoltaic solar cell todesigning a building for moreenergy efficiency to landscap-ing a yard to minimize erosionto finding more sustainableforestry techniques,” reportseco.org.While you may be hardpressed to find environmental job opportunities on generalemployment search websites,sites like eco.org that special-ize in green job listings canmake your search easy. Also,many general environmentalsites have employment sub-sections. Green job seekersand employers alike use thesewebsites to find each other andget their work done, whetherin the non-profit or for-profitworlds.Eco.org prides itself onhosting a wide range of listingsfrom colleges, environmentaland other nonprofit groups,media outlets and govern-ment agencies. With Googleand Bing listing the site firstfor the search term “eco,” thewebsite generates hundredsof thousands of page visitsper month from thousands of green job seekers and employ-ers, and also keeps its audi-ence engaged through socialnetworking.Another leader in thefield is the nonprofit GreenJobs Network, which pro-vides online services includ-ing a green job board anda 20,000 member group onthe professional networkingsite LinkedIn. The group alsouses its GreenJobs.net websiteas a platform for webinars,and is the home of the fre-quently updated Green CollarBlog, which provides careerresources and information onthe green jobs sector.Environmental CareerOpportunities (ecojobs.com)is another tried and truesource for green job listings.Some 50,000 targeted jobseekers subscribe to the com-pany’s bi-weekly newsletterthat contains unique green job opportunities. Still otherplaces to look for green jobsinclude EcoEmploy.com andthe Environmental CareerCenter.Another site, Greenjobs.com, focuses on job opportuni-ties specifically in the renew-able energy sector. Jobseekerscan use the website to applyfor jobs, post their resume,obtain guidance on findingand applying for jobs, gainbackground information on therenewable energy sector, andaccess a directory of relevantcompanies and organizations.Employers can take advantageof the firm’s recruitment ser-vices.Browsing job listings atother more general environ-mental websites could alsoturn up that perfect opportu-nity. SustainableBusiness.comand the U.S. Green BuildingCouncil feature extensivegreen job listings as sub-sec-tions of their websites. Andyet another way to find agreen job is to sniff around thewebsite of a company, orga-nization or institution in yourfield of interest for specific job listings—or better yet, callthem on the phone to find outif there are any openings.
 EarthTalk® is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and  Doug Moss and is a regis-tered trademark of E - The Environmental Magazine(www.emagazine.com). Send questions to: earthtalk@emagazine.com.
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A brave new world known as “green chemistry” seeks toreduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous sub-stances in the design, use and disposal of products.
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Eco.org, a leading green jobs web site, defines a green job asany job in any company where the primary focus is on reducingthe impacts of our activities or products on the environment.Green jobs serve to maximize the efficient use of resourceswhile minimizing the degradation of the planet from pollutionand waste.
Woman: I was raped at Ohiohome where bodies found
By MEGHAN BARRAssociated Press
CLEVELAND — Awoman testified this weekthat she was raped and nearlychoked to death before she fellnaked from a third-floor win-dow of a home where a manhas been accused of killing 11other women and hiding theirbodies.Jurors watched a cell-phone video that prosecu-tors said showed the womanfalling from an attic windowof Anthony Sowell’s home.The grainy video showsa naked man — whom thewoman identified as Sowell— walking out of the homeand apparently trying to moveher motionless body from theplace where she had landed.The woman told jurors thatshe was attacked by Sowellon Oct. 20, 2009, a little morethan a week before a SWATteam discovered the first twobodies in his home.Sowell, a sex offender, haspleaded not guilty to killing11 women whose decompos-ing remains were unearthedfrom his home and backyard.He faces the death penalty if convicted.The Associated Press gen-erally does not identify poten-tial victims of sexual assault.The woman said she hadbeen smoking crack withSowell at his Cleveland homeafter a night of partying. Shesaid Sowell invited her backto his home when they raninto each other in the drug-ridden neighborhood wherethey both lived. After hours of doing drugs, the woman said,she left Sowell’s home butturned around halfway downthe street when she realizedthat she had forgotten her IDin his bedroom.She testified that whenshe entered the home a sec-ond time and began to climbthe stairs to retrieve her ID,Sowell came up behind herand began choking her.“He took me in a chokehold all the way up the stepsback to the bedroom,” shesaid. “He told me to take off my clothes and to get on thebed. He told me to lay on mystomach, where he proceededto violently rape me.”Sowell, 51, seemed agi-tated in the courtroom dur-ing the woman’s testimony,shaking his head several timesand frequently leaning overto consult with his defenseattorneys. He also appeared tobe smirking at times while shetestified. He has been largelyimpassive throughout most of the trial.The woman said Sowelltold her she “wasn’t goinganywhere.”“And that if I tried toscream, run or make any noisethat he would kill me,” shesaid.During the attack, Sowellstood up and began closing allthe windows in the room, thewoman said. That’s when shedecided to attempt an escape,she said.“I ran to the window, andI kicked the screen up and Iwas all the way out the win-dow,” she told the court. “AndI thought to myself that if Icould just hang drop I mightonly break a leg or twist anankle.”The woman said she wasclinging to the windowsillwhen Sowell came over andgrabbed her hands and tried topull her back inside.“When he could not pullme back in, he shoved medown hard as he could,” shesaid. “The next time I woke upit was Thursday, and I was inthe hospital.”Police officers showed upat the woman’s front doordays later, after the cellphonevideo had surfaced on localtelevision stations, she said.Prosecutors didn’t say whoshot the video.On Oct. 29, 2009, theSWAT team broke intoSowell’s home on an arrestwarrant for allegations of another attack and rape abouta month earlier, on Sept. 22.The woman who claimedthat Sowell attacked her thatday also testified Tuesday inCuyahoga Common PleasCourt, along with the detec-tive who investigated her case.That woman told the court thatSowell raped her and tried tostrangle her with an extensioncord but later let her leave.Earlier Tuesday, severalfamily members of victimstestified about the pain theyfelt when the women disap-peared one by one.Prosecutors say Sowelllured the woman into hishome with drugs and alcoholand then killed them.
Trust sells 3former GMproperties inOhio, Mich.
MORAINE (AP) — Twoformer General Motors Co.plant sites in Ohio and onein Michigan have been soldto development firms, a trustcreated by a U.S. BankruptcyCourt said Wednesday.The Revitalizing AutoCommunities EnvironmentalResponse Trust created inMarch to clean up, redevel-op and sell 89 former GMproperties in 14 states didn’trelease the amounts of thetransactions.A former assembly plantsite in Moraine in southwestOhio was sold to Downey,Calif.-based Industrial RealtyGroup (IRG), and a formertransmission plant site inParma in northeast Ohio wassold to Solon, Ohio-based 54Chevy LLC, the trust said in astatement. A former stampingplant site in Wyoming, Mich.,was sold to West Bloomfield,Mich.-based Lormax SternDevelopment Co.“The sale of these prop-erties creates a tremendousopportunity for economicgrowth in these communi-ties,” Bruce Rasher, redevel-opment manager of the trust,said.IRG plans to divide theMoraine site of approxi-mately 400 acres, includ-ing a 4-million-square-footbuilding, among multipletenants that would employup to 2,000 people, the trustsaid. In Parma, a suburb of Cleveland, 54 Chevy LLCplans to redevelop the 60-acresite to attract jobs to the com-munity, the trust said.Lormax Stern, the devel-oper that purchased the88-acre former GM GrandRapids Stamping Plant site,has provided the property tothe city of Wyoming for atoken $1 as part of a public-private partnership, the trustsaid. The 2.6 million-square-foot building will be torndown, and a nonprofit eco-nomic development organi-zation will market the prop-erty for redevelopment.“Our focus from the begin-ning has been to put peoplewho lost jobs when the stamp-ing plant closed back to work,and the redevelopment of thissite will help to accomplishthat goal,” Wyoming CityManager Curtis Holt said.Parma Mayor DeanDePiero and Moraine CityManager Dave Hicks saidtheir cities also are lookingforward to the sites’ redevel-opment as a way to bring jobsback to their communities.The sites are the first of the 89 properties to be sold,and the proceeds will be usedto help cover costs related toowning, maintaining and mar-keting the remaining proper-ties left behind in the Detroit-based automaker’s 2009bankruptcy, trust spokesmanBill Richmond said.The trust was establishedthrough a settlement agree-ment between the federalgovernment, 14 states and theSt. Regis Mohawk Tribe thatowns land adjoining one of the sites in New York.

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