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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) —Comedian Jerry Lewis is nolonger serving as the MuscularDystrophy Association’snational chairman and won’tbe appearing on this year’sLabor Day telethon, the non-profit agency announcedWednesday night.Lewis, 85, has beenthe MDA’s national chair-man since the early 1950sand has hosted the LaborDay Muscular DystrophyAssociation telethon since1966.He announced in May thathe was retiring as host of thetelethon that has become syn-onymous with his name. ButLewis added that he plannedto make his final appearanceon this year’s Sept. 4, showand planned on continuingto serve as MDA’s nationalchairman.MDA Chairman of theBoard R. Rodney Howellsaid in a statement that Lewis“will not be appearing on thetelethon” and “we will notbe replacing him as MDAnational chairman.”Howell added that Lewis“is a world-class humanitar-ian and we’re forever gratefulto him for his more than half century of generous serviceto MDA.”The statement did not pro-vide any further explanationfor the moves, and calls tothe Tucson, Ariz,-based non-profit weren’t immediatelyreturned Wednesday night.Representatives for Lewis, apublicist and a manager, alsodid not immediately respondto messages left for com-ment.Lewis, a Las Vegas resi-dent, has in recent years bat-tled a debilitating back condi-tion, heart issues and the crip-pling lung disease pulmonaryfibrosis.MDA officials said morethan $1 billion has been raisedduring Muscular DystrophyAssociation telethons overthe years and a national net-work of some 200 hospital-affiliated clinics has openedsince Lewis became involvedin the telethon.Lewis’ first live Labor Dayweekend telethon in 1966 wasbroadcast by a single NewYork City television station.It raised more than $1 millionin pledges.The telethon moved fromNew York to Las Vegas in1973 and had stints in LosAngeles before returning in2006 to Las Vegas.Last year’s Jerry LewisMDA Telethon aired fromthe South Coast hotel-casinoon the Las Vegas Strip andwas broadcast by more than170 stations. It raised almost$59 million to fund researchto find a cure for musculardystrophy and ALS, or LouGehrig’s disease.The live telethon usuallylasts 21 1/2 hours. SometimesLewis would sing or tell light-hearted jokes. He introducedguests and other performerslike a ringmaster. Sometimes,he turned serious and sharedstories of people afflictedby the disease or who werehelped by the association.
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTONIGHT
: Mostly clearin the evening then becomingpartly cloudy. Lows in theupper 60s. East winds around10 mph.
: Partly cloudywith a 40 percent chance of showers and storms. Highs inthe upper 80s.
:Becoming mostly cloudy. A30 percent chance of showersand thunderstorms. Lows inthe lower 70s.
: Partlycloudy. Highs in the upper80s. Lows in the upper 60s.
: Partly cloudywith a 20 percent chance of showers and storms. Highs inthe upper 80s.
: Partlycloudy with a 30 percentchance of showers and storms.Lows in the upper 60s.
: Partly cloudy.Highs in the mid 80s.At 4:41 p.m. on Tuesday,Delphos police were called toa business in the 1100 blockof Elida Avenue in referenceto a theft complaint.Upon officers’ arrival, theywere advised a subject cameto the business and had gottenmerchandise and failed to payfor it.
Merchandisetaken from store
At 11:44 a.m. on Tuesday,Delphos police were calledto the 1000 block of LimaAvenue in reference to a theftcomplaint.Upon officers’ arrival, thevictim stated a subject knownto them was at the residenceand after the subject had left,the victim observed moneywas missing.
Resident reportsmoney missing
At 9:50 a.m. on Tuesday,Delphos police were called tothe 400 block of East EighthStreet in reference to a break-ing and entering complaint.Upon officers’ arrival, thecomplainant advised some-time in the overnight hours,unknown subjects gainedentry into a garage at the prop-erty and caused damage.
Garage entered,property damaged
At 12:01 p.m. on Monday,Travis Vandyke, 26, of VanWert came to the DelphosPolice Department in refer-ence to seeing his picture in thepaper under the Crimestopperssection advising he had a war-rant for his arrest.Police found a warrantfor Vandyke was issued outof Lima Municipal Court oncontempt of court charges.Vandyke was taken into cus-tody and turned over to depu-ties from the Allen CountySheriff’s Department.
Man visits policestation aboutwarrant, arrested
At 8:58 a.m. on Monday,Delphos police were calledto the 800 block of SkinnerStreet in reference to a crimi-nal damaging complaint.Upon officers’ arrival, thevictim stated someone hadcaused damage to tires ona vehicle parked at the resi-dence.
The following individualsappeared Wednesday beforeJudge Charles Steele in VanWert County Common PleasCourt:
Tonya L. Moore,
33,Columbus, was arraigned ona six-count indictment charg-ing her with three counts of forgery and three counts of identity fraud. All six countsare felonies of the fifthdegree.No bond was set for Mooreas she is an inmate in prisonat the present time.Judge Steele set a pretrialhearing for 8 a.m. Aug. 10.
29, Decatur,Ind., entered a plea guilty tofour counts of burglary, allfelonies of the second degreeand the last count of burglarywas dismissed as part of pleanegotiations.Gates and a
32 of Monroe,Ind., who has already beensentenced, were accused of breaking into a number of homes in the southern partof Van Wert County dur-ing the month of May 2010.The pair, along with others,were also responsible for theburglaries of other homes inMercer County.Gates faces a maximum of 32 years in prison and a max-imum fine of $60,000, pleanegotiation indicated thatthe Prosecutor’s Office wasgoing to recommend a twoyear sentence on each countto run concurrently with oneanother.Gates was ordered heldwithout bond since he alsofaces charges in Indiana.Judge Steele ordered apre-sentence investigationand scheduled sentencing for9 a.m. Sept. 21.
27, VanWert, was sentenced to pris-on on a charge of failing toregister as a sex offender, afelony of the fourth degree.Vickery as well as hismother pleaded with the courtnot sentence him to prison.Prior to sentencingVickery, Judge Steele stat-ed Vickery has an extensivecriminal record extendingback to 1998 when Vickerywas a juvenile. Judge Steelefound that he was not ame-nable to community controland ordered Vickery to spendnine months in prison.Vickery received 56 dayscredit for time served await-ing final disposition of hiscase.
44, VanWert, entered a plea of guiltyto a charge of sexual imposi-tion, a misdemeanor of thethird degree.Judge Steele ordered apre-sentence investigationand scheduled sentencing for9 a.m. Aug. 17.
Bradley W. Sheets,
28,Convoy, was granted a con-tinuance in his case waivinghis right to a speedy trial.The prosecutor told JudgeSteele there are other casesinvolved at the present time.No new date for a trial hasbeen scheduled at this time.CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries weredrawn Wednesday:
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Travis M., 40,of Delphos, funeral serviceswill begin at 11 a.m. Fridayat Harter and Schier FuneralHome, the Rev. Brian Bucherofficiating. Burial will be in St.John’s Cemetery. Friends maycall from noon to 8 p.m. todayand one hour prior to serviceson Friday at the funeral home.In lieu of flowers, memorialcontributions may be madeto his children with checkspayable to Toby Tippie orTheresa Nathanson.
Paul J., 76, of Ada, funeral services willbegin at 11 a.m. Friday atHanson-Neely Funeral Home,Ada, Chaplain Bill Herr offici-ating. Burial will be in FisherCemetery, Jackson Township.Friends may call from 2-4p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today anduntil the time of services Fridayat the funeral home. Preferredmemorials are to the LaFayetteJackson Rescue Squad and/orAda Liberty Township RescueSquad. Condolences may beexpressed at email@example.comHigh temperatureWednesday in Delphos was84 degrees, low was 70. Higha year ago today was 86, lowwas 71. Record high for todayis 95, set in 1955. Record lowis 49, set in 1966.
Corn: $7.42Wheat: $6.96Beans: $13.73
By TRENTON DANIELThe Associated Press
PORT-AU-PRINCE,Haiti — Thousands of earthquake homeless andother poor Haitians waitednervously in flimsy shantiesand tents as Tropical StormEmily swirled offshore earlytoday, threatening to bringdangerous rains.Strong winds whippedthrough palm trees andsome rain was already fall-ing on southern Haiti.Forecasters predicted thestorm would make landfallon Haiti’s southern penin-sula after dawn and dumptorrential rains across acountry where more than600,000 people still livewithout shelter after lastyear’s earthquake.“If any storm comes,we meet our demise,” saidRenel Joseph, a 57-year-old resident of Cite Soleil,a seaside shantytown of Haiti’s capital.David Preux, head of mission for the InternationalOrganization for Migrationin the southern city of Jacmel, said that he expect-ed conditions to worsen dur-ing the night.“The problem is whenpeople wait until the lastminute to evacuate,” Preuxsaid.The storm’s forwardmotion slowed Wednesdaynight and it appeared likelyto skirt the southern tip of the Dominican Republic,which shares the islandof Hispaniola with Haiti.Emily had maximum sus-tained winds of 50 mph (85kph).Dominican authoritieskept a tropical storm warn-ing in effect for the south-western coast but ended analert Wednesday night fromCabo Francis Viejo south-eastward to Cabo Engano.Although the center of the storm seemed likelyto miss most of the island,intense rain still posed athreat to both nations, saidDiana Goeller, a meteorolo-gist with the U.S. NationalHurricane Center. The coun-tries are divided by a rangeof high mountains.“This storm has a lotof heavy rainfall with it,”Goeller told The AssociatedPress. “So in those moun-tainous areas, there could bevery dangerous, life-threat-ening mudslides or flashfloods.”John Cangialosi, a hur-ricane specialist with thehurricane center, said up to20 inches of rain was pos-sible in isolated high-eleva-tion areas. That is enoughto cause serious problemsin a country prone to cata-strophic flooding.Michel Davison of theU.S. National Oceanic andAtmospheric Administrationsaid the storm earlierdropped up to 10 inches(250 millimeters) of rain inparts of Puerto Rico, thoughits center never got within100 miles (160 kilometers)of the island.
Haitians hunker down asTropical Storm Emily nears
Jerry Lewis no longerMDA’s national chairman
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these nutrients to a per-son’s diet include potatoesand beans for potassium anddietary fiber. But the studyfound introducing morepotassium in a diet is likelyto add $380 per year to theaverage consumer’s foodcosts, said lead researcherPablo Monsivais, an assistantprofessor in the Departmentof Epidemiology and theSchool of Public Health at theUniversity of Washington.“We know more than everabout the science of nutri-tion, and yet we have not yetbeen able to move the nee-dle on healthful eating,” hesaid. The government shouldprovide help for meeting thenutritional guidelines in anaffordable way.He criticized some of themarketing for a healthy diet— for example, the imageof a plate of salmon, leafygreens and maybe some ricepilaf — and said a meal likethat is not affordable for manyAmericans.Food-assistance programsare helping people makehealthier choices by provid-ing coupons to buy fruits andvegetables, Monsivais said,but some also put stumblingblocks in front of the poor.He mentioned, as anexample, a Washington statepolicy making it difficult tobuy potatoes with food assis-tance coupons for womenwith children, even thoughpotatoes are one of the leastexpensive ways to add potas-sium to a diet.The study, published in the journal Health Affairs, wasbased on a random telephonesurvey of about 2,000 adultsin King County, Wash., fol-lowed by a printed question-naire that was returned byabout 1,300 people. Theynoted what food they ate,which was analyzed for nutri-ent content and estimatedcost.
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Goldberg, U.S. market strate-gist at JP Morgan Funds.When the economy growsless than 2 percent over a12-month period, it risks slip-ping into recession, says MarkVitner, senior economist atWells Fargo Securities. Overthe most recent such period,the economy grew just 1.6 per-cent.Few economists are predict-ing another recession, despitea series of weak economicreports. Gasoline prices havecome down from their high of almost $4 a gallon in May. AndJapanese factories are startingto crank up again after theMarch earthquake.At the heart of the econo-my’s problems are the debtsthat consumers built up duringthe early and mid-2000s. Manyborrowed against the equityin their homes, convinced thathouse prices would rise for-ever.When housing prices col-lapsed, people were left owingmore than their homes wereworth. Others charged up theircredit cards. Now it’s paybacktime, and Americans are spend-ing less or spending cautiouslyas they slash their debts.Companies are reluctant tohire until they’re convincedenough customers are ready tobuy their products or services.Corporate profits are booming,though, because companies laidoff millions of workers, learnedto operate more efficiently withsmaller staffs and expanded ingrowing markets overseas.“If companies were inclinedto hire, they could,” Abruzzesesays.So companies are wait-ing for consumers to spend,and consumers are waiting forcompanies to hire them or offergenerous pay raises and jobsecurity. It’s a tough cycle tobreak.In the past, the governmenthas helped by spending oninfrastructure projects or jobsprograms. This time, it’s cut-ting at all levels. In the secondquarter, government cutbacksreduced economic growth by0.2 percentage points.