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2 – The Herald Wednesday, July 27, 2011
For The Record
Vol. 142 No. 37
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
Nov. 22, 1963-July 26, 2011
Phillip K. Hammond,47, of Delphos, died at 2:20p.m. Tuesday at CommunityHealth Professionals InpatientHospice Center of Van Wert.He was born Nov. 22,1963, in Lima to David andGlenna (Buzard) Hammond,who preceded in death.He was married to DebbieBosh, who survives inDelphos.Other survivors includesisters Vicky Hammond andAllison (Jack) Teeters of Delphos and Cindy (Mitch)Smith of Harrod; brotherLarry (Shirley) Hammondof Delphos; children Robin,Brian, Amelia and Alisha;grandfather Tom Minnig; andmany nieces and nephews.He was also preceded indeath by his brother, EdwardHammond.Mr. Hammond worked forOttoville ACME Machine andwas a member of St. John theEvangelist Catholic Church, apast member of the DelphosEagles, enjoyed motorcy-cles, astronomy and his dog,Peanut.Funeral services beginat 10 a.m. Friday at Harterand Schier Funeral Home,with burial following inResurrection Cemetery.Friends may call from 2-8p.m. Thursday at the funeralhome, where a parish wakebegins at 7:30 p.m., and foran hour prior to the serviceFriday.Memorials are to helpcover funeral expenses.
By The Associated Press
Today is Wednesday, July27, the 208th day of 2011.There are 157 days left inthe year.
Today’s Highlight inHistory:
On July 27, 1861, UnionMaj. Gen. George B.McClellan took command of the Army of the Potomac dur-ing the Civil War. (McClellanlater became general-in-chief of the Union Armyas well, but ended up beingrelieved of his commands byPresident Abraham Lincoln,who was dissatisfied with hisperformance.)
On this date:
In 1789, President GeorgeWashington signed a measureestablishing the Departmentof Foreign Affairs, forerun-ner of the Department of State.In 1866, Cyrus W. Fieldfinished laying out the firstsuccessful underwater tele-graph cable between NorthAmerica and Europe (a pre-vious cable in 1858 burnedout after only a few weeks’use).In 1909, during the firstofficial test of the U.S.Army’s first airplane, OrvilleWright flew himself and apassenger, Lt. Frank Lahm,above Fort Myer, Va., forone hour and 12 minutes.In 1921, Canadianresearcher Frederick Bantingand his assistant, CharlesBest, succeeded in isolatingthe hormone insulin at theUniversity of Toronto.In 1940, Bugs Bunnymade his “official” debut inthe Warner Bros. animatedcartoon “A Wild Hare.”In 1953, the KoreanWar armistice was signedat Panmunjom, ending threeyears of fighting.In 1960, Vice PresidentRichard M. Nixon was nomi-nated for president on thefirst ballot at the Republicannational convention inChicago.
High temperature Tuesdayin Delphos was 87 degrees,low was 64. High a year agotoday was 85, low was 62.Record high for today is 99,set in 1956. Record low is 50,set in 1977.
Jeffrey D., 48, of Spencerville, memorial servic-es will begin at 1 p.m. Thursdayat Thomas E. Bayliff FuneralHome in Spencerville. Burialwill follow in SpencervilleCemetery. Friends may callfrom 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdayat the funeral home. Memorialcontributions may be madeto Sheri Evans, to be decidedlater.
John David, 93,of Columbus and formerly of Spencerville, services willbegin at 9:30 a.m. Thursdayat Thomas E. Bayliff FuneralHome in Spencerville, theRev. Kermit Welty offici-ating. Burial will follow inSpencerville Cemetery.Friends may call from 4-8p.m. today at the funeral home.Memorial contributions maybe made to the American RedCross, Allen County Chapterin Lima.
KathleenA., 59, of Delphos, Mass of Christian Burial will begin at1 p.m. Friday at St. John theEvangelist Catholic Church,the Rev. Melvin Verhoff offi-ciating. Burial will be in St.John Cemetery. Friends maycall from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.Thursday at Harter and SchierFuneral Home, where a parishwake will be held at 7:30 p.m.Memorial contributions maybe made to St. John’s Schoolsor St. Rita’s Hospice.
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTONIGHT
: Mostly clear.Lows in the upper 60s. Southwinds 5 to 10 mph.
: Very hot.Mostly sunny with a 30 per-cent chance of showers andthunderstorms. Highs in themid 90s. Southwest winds 5to 15 mph.
:Partly cloudy with a 30 per-cent chance of showers andthunderstorms. Lows in themid 70s.
: Partly cloudywith a 40 percent chance of showers and storms. Highs inthe lower 90s.
: Partly cloudywith a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.Lows in the lower 70s. Highsin the upper 80s.
: Mostly clear.Lows in the mid 60s. Highs inthe upper 80s.
: Mostly clear.Lows in the lower 70s. Highsin the lower 90s.
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Norway police slammed forslow response to rampage
By SHAWNPOGATCHNIKThe Associated Press
OSLO, Norway — WhenAnders Behring Breiviklaunched his assault on theyouth campers of UtoyaIsland, he expected Norway’sspecial forces to swoop downand stop him at any minute.Instead, Delta Force policeofficers made the 25-mile journey by car — they haveno helicopter — then had tobe rescued by a civilian craftwhen their boat broke downas it tried to navigate a one-minute hop to the island.It took police more than 90minutes to reach the gunman,who by then had mortallywounded 68 people. Breivikimmediately dropped hisguns and surrendered, havingexceeded his wildest murder-ous expectations.As Oslo’s police forcesounds an increasinglydefensive note, internationalexperts said Tuesday thatNorway’s government andsecurity forces must learnstark lessons from a massacremade worse by a lackadaisi-cal approach to planning forterror.“Children were beingslaughtered for an hour anda half and the police shouldhave stopped it much sooner,”said Mads Andenas, a lawprofessor at the University of Oslo whose niece was on theisland and survived by hid-ing in the bushes. One of hisstudents was killed.“Even taking all the extenuat-ing circumstances into account,it is unforgivable,” he said.These include the fact thatBreivik preceded his one-man assault on the islandwith a car bomb in the heartof Oslo’s government center.Authorities were focused onhelping survivors from thatblast as the first frantic callscame in from campers hidingfrom the gunman on Utoya,northwest of Oslo.Survivors said they strug-gled to get their panicked pleasheard because operators onemergency lines were rejectingcalls not connected to the Oslobomb. When police finallyrealized a gunman was shoot-ing teens and 20-somethingsattending a youth retreat onthe island, Breivik had alreadybeen hunting them down forhalf an hour.In a final act of bungling,police on Monday revised theisland death toll down to 68,after initially miscounting thecorpses at 86.Breivik’s lawyer, GeirLippestad, said Tuesday hisclient was surprised he evenmade it onto the island with-out being stopped by police,never mind that he was leftto fire his assault rifle andhandgun for so long.The island’s lone part-timesecurity guard was among thefirst people he killed.Police spokesman JohanFredriksen rebuffed criticismTuesday of the planning andequipment failures, callingsuch comments “unworthy.”“We can take a lot, we’reprofessional, but we are alsohuman beings,” he said.International experts saidNorway must take a hardlook at a response systemapparently premised on theassumption that the countrydidn’t face a credible riskof terrorist attack, much lessa back-to-back bombing andgun rampage.That could be difficultin a country renowned for aculture of openness that hasled to jaw-dropping securitylapses in the past.Norway’s most infamouscrimes before Friday involvedthe 1994 and 2004 thefts of artworks by its best-knownpainter, Edvard Munch. In thefirst theft, the robbers left theirladder propped up against anunlocked National Gallerywindow — and replacedMunch’s “The Scream” witha mocking note: “Thanks forthe poor security.”Fernando Reinares, formersenior anti-terrorism adviserto the Spanish government,said Friday’s attacks pointto “an astonishing failure inpolice intelligence.” He saida competent anti-terroristagency would have identi-fied Breivik before he struckbecause of his purchases of bomb-making ingredientsand specialist weaponry.
“Children werebeing slaugh-tered for an hourand a half andthe police shouldhave stopped itmuch sooner.Even taking allthe extenuatingcircumstancesinto account, it isunforgivable.”
— Mads Andenas,law professor at theUniversity of Oslo
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$700,000 in cuts to theupcoming 2011-12 budgetand beyond. Reductionsinclude the institution of pay-to-participate for extra-cur-ricular activities; cutting twocustodian positions; absorb-ing shuttle services intoexisting routes; cutting twolibrary aides, two elementaryteachers, one vo-ag teach-er, the Family ConsumerScience teacher, a half-timemusic teacher and computerapplications teacher; elimi-nating the athletic direc-tor position, transportationsupervisor, safety servicedirector and lunchroom andrecess monitor at FranklinElmentary. Other cost-savingmeasures for the upcom-ing school include retire/rehire Mark Fuerst twinningprincipal duties at Franklinand Landeck elementaries.Landeck classes have alsobeen modified to includegrades 1-5 instead of 1-6.Teachers also helped thebottom line in June whenthey approved a base sal-ary freeze and increased theirown insurance contributions.Price said the most recentcuts have affected JeffersonHigh School the most.“High school students arefeeling the cuts to a greaterdegree than other students,”Price said. “We have had toeliminate the block schedul-ing due to a limited facultyand students have lost elec-tives like French. They arealso taking several coursesonline like personal financeinstead of in a classroom set-ting.”Price said that if the levyfails, more reductions wouldhave to be made.“We run a very tight ship.If any operating levies godown, cuts would have to bemade. We depend on theselevies for operations. It’s notto pay our teachers more orgive anyone a raise. It’s tokeep what we have,” Priceadded.Items up for reinstate-ment include a Franklinfourth grade teacher and thetransportation supervisor andelimination of the paymentof extra-curricular mile-age for both St. John’s andJefferson programs.Price said voters shouldremember the election’s out-come will affect both Delphosschools, either positively ornegatively.“If the levy is passed, wewill reinstate some of theneeded services that benefitboth the public and non-pub-lic schools,” he said. “Wehave two school districtshere and both their successdepends on the community’ssupport.”