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SEATTLE (AP) — Ahealthy diet is expensive andcould make it difficult forAmericans to meet new U.S.nutritional guidelines, accord-ing to a study published todaythat says the governmentshould do more to help con-sumers eat healthier.An update of what usedto be known as a food pyra-mid in 2010 had called onAmericans to eat more foodscontaining potassium, dietaryfiber, vitamin D and calcium.But if they did that, the studyauthors said, they would addhundreds more dollars to theirannual grocery bill.Inexpensive ways to add
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A Supplement To The Delphos Herald • August 2011
RegionalBowling &RecreationalCenters
St. John’s High SchoolAthletic Department hasannounced that last year’sreserved seat season ticketholders and those purchas-ing general admission seasontickets for the 2011 footballseason will be sold during thefollowing times in the highschool office: 8 a.m. to noonand 1-3 p.m. Monday throughAug. 12 and from 7-7:30p.m. Aug. 11 for anyone.Grade school and high schoolstudent season tickets willalso be sold at these times.If a 2010 reserved seatholder does not pick uptheir tickets or notify theoffice by Aug. 12, the tick-ets will be sold to some-one on the waiting list.New requests for reservedseat tickets may be madeby calling the high schoolduring office hours.Individual pre-sale gametickets are $4 and all tick-ets at the gate will be $6.Prices for the 2011 foot-ball season include fivehome games, the first at7:30 p.m. on Sept. 2 vs.Detroit Catholic Central.Reserved seat sea-son ticket - $35General admissionseason ticket - $28High school sea-son ticket – $18Grade school sea-son ticket - $18The following tick-ets will also be sold:VarsityJV volleyball pass:adult $40 -– student $30At the gate: adults$5 – student $4Junior high volleyballpass: adult $15 -– student $10At the gate: adult$3 – student $2
St. John’s setsticket salesSpaghetti supperfor scholarships
The Delphos Canal DaysQueen Pageant SpaghettiSupper fundraiser willbe held from 3-6 p.m. onSaturday at the AmericanLegion on State Street.Tickets are $5 and areavailable from DirectorKimberly Ousley, anycontestant or at the cham-ber of commerce office.All proceeds will gotowards the scholar-ships the queen andrunners-up will receive.
Cake bake, pageant open Marbletown Festival
BY NANCY SPENCERnspencer@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS — Plans havebeen finalized for the sixthannual Marbletown Festivalthis weekend.The event kicks off withthe Marble Cake Bake-off and Kid’s Ultimate CakeChallenge at 5 p.m. Friday.Adults will make theirconfections at home and thencompete for Best Marble, BestTasting and Best MarbletownDesign.Kids ages 4-12 will have30 minutes to decorate theircakes on-site. Alex Benavidezwill provide each child witha 6-inch cake, frosting anda variety of embellishmentslike gummy worms, gumballs, etc. All children willreceive a ribbon.A new division has beenadded to the Little MissMarbletown Pageant at 7:30p.m. Friday at WesleyanChurch. This year’s competi-tion will include the crowningof Little Miss Marbletown(ages 7-9) as well as MiniMiss Marbletown (ages 4-6).The pageant includes threecategories: talent, Q&Aand special performance.Registration is at 7 p.m. Allcontestants will ride in theparade on Saturday.Saturday’s events startwith the 5K Run with regis-tration at 7 a.m. at St. John’sAnnex and the gun soundingat 8 a.m. sharp.New to the festival is achildren’s ID booth. AmberMcGuire of Western &Southern Life will be joinedby another company rep-resentative to fingerprintchildren for an ID booklet.Parents need to accompanychildren to this free offering.Children’s activities willbegin at 10 a.m. at GarfieldPark with the Frog JumpingContest at 11:30 a.m.Jamey Wisher will returnwith his vintage fire truck tooffer rides for children andadults. The rides are $1 andwill be available throughoutthe day.Vendors will set up atGarfield Park and begin serv-ing at 11 a.m. Back by popu-lar demand are corn dogsat the Wesleyan Women’sbooth.The Marbletown FestivalParade will line up at SouthMain and Clime streets tostep off at 1 p.m. The VanWert Area Marching Bandwill bring live music to thesixth annual procession.Following the parade, theGarfield School marker willbe dedicated at Garfield Park.The marker will be placednear the shelterhouse. Specialguests will speak at the dedi-cation.The corn hole tournamentwill be held at 2 p.m. onthe tennis courts at the park.Marbletown corn hole boardswill go to the champions.Jordan Rode is back toamaze children and adultsalike with Magic by Jordanat 2:30 p.m. in the shelter-house.Rick Boop of the Do-RightMotorcycle Club will pro-vide family games includinga three-legged race and sackraces at 3 p.m. The Do-Rightswill also have a ring toss towin canes.The 50/50 drawing will beheld at 5 p.m. and a SouthernGospel concert at 6 p.m. atthe church will conclude thefestival. The concert featuresNew Presence Gospel Quartetfrom Westerville with VirgilHager, John Hinton, CathiShaw and Pastor DennyHager.This year’s keepsake isa Marbletown shot glass for$3 or two for $5. T-shirtsfeaturing the Garfield Schoolare $15.
Marbletown FestivalSchedule of EventsFRIDAY
5 p.m. Marble CakeBake Off at WesleyanChurch7 p.m. — Little Miss& Mini Miss MarbletownRegistration at WesleyanChurch7:30 p.m. — Little Miss& Mini Miss MarbletownPageant at Welseyan Church
7 a.m. — 5K RunRegistration at St. John’sAnnex8 a.m. — 5K Run at St.John’s Annex10 a.m. Children’sGames10 a.m. — Fire Truck rides11 a.m. — Food Venders11:30 a.m. Frog Jump12:30 p.m. — Parade lineup at South Main and Climestreets1 p.m. Parade downClime StreetGarfield Memorial MarkerDedication — shelterhouseafter parade2 p.m. — Corn HoleTournament at Garfield Park2:30 p.m. — Magic Showat Garfield Park3 p.m. — Family Gamesat Garfield Park50/50 Drawing6 p.m. — Gospel Concertat Wesleyan Church
Don’t miss the regionalbowling guide inMonday’s Herald.
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The Garfield Park monument will be placed at the parkthis afternoon. It will be unveiled to the public at 2 p.m.Saturday following the Marbletown Festival Parade.
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Delphos Parks and Recreation Director Craig Mansfield gets ready to drop theMarbletown time capsule in its resting place at Garfield Park this morning. The parkstone monument will be placed on top of the time capsule this afternoon.
Economy struggles to find footing
WASHINGTON —Shoppers won’t shop.Companies won’t hire. Thegovernment won’t spend oneconomic stimulus — it’s cut-ting instead. And the FederalReserve is reluctant to doanything more.Without much to invig-orate growth, the economymay be in danger of slippinginto a stupor like the oneJapan has failed to shake off for more than a decade. AndWall Street is spooked.The Dow Jones industrialaverage Wednesday barelybroke an eight-day losingstreak, finishing up about30 points. A nine-day losingstreak would have been theDow’s first since February1978.Even with the gain, theDow has fallen 828 points, or6.5 percent, over the past ninetrading days. Investors didn’teven pause to celebrate theresolution over the weekendof a dangerous debt standoff in Washington.Stunned by news lastweek that the economy barelygrew in the first half of 2011,economists are lowering theirforecasts for the full year andrecalculating the odds that theeconomy will slide back intorecession.Kurt Karl, chief U.S. econ-omist at Swiss Re, has cut his2011 forecast for growth thisyear to 1.8 percent from 2.6percent. And he has bumpedup the likelihood of anotherrecession to 20 percent from15 percent.“The last week has madeit much more likely that cor-porate profit estimates willbe revised lower,” said NickKalivas, a vice presidentof financial research at MFGlobal.The stocks that have fallenthe furthest have been thoseof companies that fare bestin economic expansions.Industrial companies likeCaterpillar and Boeing, energycompanies like Exxon Mobiland Chevron, and retailerslike Amazon and Coach haveall fallen by more than thebroader stock market.Investors have pushedgovernment bond yieldsto their lowest level of theyear. The 10-year Treasurynote now yields 2.6 percent.Bond yields typically fallwhen the economy is weakbecause nervous investorsview bonds as a safe place topark their money, and there’sless chance that inflation willerode their value.The economy startedsputtering early in the year.Economists at first thoughtthe slowdown would be tem-porary, the result of a short-term rise in gasoline pricesand an earthquake in Japanthat disrupted shipments of auto parts and electronics.But the weakness persist-ed. And it worsened as apolitical fight over debt anddeficits raised the risk that theU.S. government would notbe able to pay all its bills.“It now seems fairlyclear that those shocks havedone a lot more damagethan we expected,” says LeoAbruzzese, global forecastingdirector for the EconomistIntelligence Unit. “Theyseem to have had a devastat-ing effect on confidence.”After the governmentreported that the economygrew at an annual pace of 0.4 percent in the first quar-ter and 1.3 percent in thesecond, Abruzzese is cuttinghis estimate for 2011 growthfrom 2.4 percent to less than2 percent.It’s hard to see anythinglifting growth to the 2.5 per-cent needed to keep unem-ployment from rising, letalone the 5 percent neededto bring the rate down sig-nificantly from June’s 9.2percent.“Sales are what keeps themarket moving higher, andthere’s not much demandwhen there’s only 0.4 per-cent growth,” said Andrew
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Wesley Kroeger, left, and Tony Wiechart were selectedto sing with the 49th edition of the All-Ohio State FairYouth Choir for a second time. Kroeger, son of MichelleKroeger and Ron Kroeger of Delphos, and Wiechart, sonof Bill and Jan Wiechart of Delphos, will be two of 200high school singers from all over the state who will singwith the choir at the Ohio State Fair through Sunday.The Jefferson students have participated in choir, showchoir, marching and concert band and school musicalsunder the direction of Tammy Wirth.
 Kroeger, Wiechart chosen for  All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir 
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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.
: 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.
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: 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.
Tires damaged
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.
Isaac Gates,
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.
Jordan Vickery,
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.
Allan Pierce,
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 hansonneely@wcoil.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.
Delphos weather
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.
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E - The EnvironmentalMagazineDear EarthTalk: I heardabout something called theGreen Café Network. Whatis it and what are they tryingto accomplish for the environ-ment?— Jane Stevenson, LosAngeles, CA
 The Green Café Network(GCN), a project of the non-profit Earth Island Institute,seeks to reduce Americans’environmental impacts bygreening the coffeehouse indus-try and harnessing cafe culturefor community environmentalawareness. By educating andworking with cafe ownersand staff, GCN helps networkmembers reduce waste, saveenergy, conserve water andincrease community steward-ship. GCN’s 30-plus cafes scat-tered across Northern California(as well as one in New YorkCity and another in Keshena,Wisconsin) are committed toreducing their carbon foot-prints, promoting environmen-tal responsibility and generallyoperating in as sustainable amanner as possible.The approach of the GCNis to build on the influence of key institutions—neighborhoodcafes and Americans’ infatua-tion with coffee—to try to raiseenvironmental awareness andspur individual action. The ideais that when people see theirlocal café as a positive exampleof green business practices andcommunity building, there is aripple effect, and the communi-ty is strengthened accordingly.For cafes interested in get-ting involved, GCN providespersonalized consulting servic-es to help owners reduce theirecological footprints, enhanceand streamline their operations,and set a visible good exampleof environmental responsibil-ity for the community at large.Services can address specificareas in need of attention, suchas energy and water conser-vation, waste reduction, toxicsminimization and eco-friendlypurchasing, and also overallefforts to green the businessfrom top to bottom. GCN canalso consult on green buildingissues in the design, construc-tion and remodel phases of acafe’s lifecycle. With a projecttagline of “Love Our Planet aLatte,” how could one not lovewhat GCN is doing?Cafes and coffee shops cantake steps to align environmen-tal considerations with businessoperations even without mem-bership in GCN. The BaristaExchange website, for one,offers a treasure trove of infor-mation and tips on greening upcafes and coffee shops throughenergy and waste reduction,eco-friendly procurement andthe sourcing of organic fairtrade coffee. U.S. coffee shopsserve up about 25 million cupsevery day, so coffee shops canmake a huge difference bybeing green.For its part, the nation’s lead-ing coffee retailer, Starbucks,has been a pioneer in green-ing the coffee industry, and thecompany considers environ-mental stewardship a priority.With dedicated programs forincreasing recycling, conserv-ing energy and water, sourcinggreener beans, using sustainablebuilding techniques and materi-als in new stores, and offsettingcarbon emissions, Starbuckshas worked hard to set a greenexample.Of course, cafe ownersand staff aren’t the only onesresponsible for greening yourcoffee habit. You can play arole too. One obvious place tostart is to bring in your ownreusable mug to fill up on yourfavorite blend to cut down onpaper cup waste. And request-ing fair trade coffee will helpensure living wages for coffeeworkers out in the fields andsend a message to café ownersthat you value doing the rightthing.
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The Green Café Network (GCN), a project of Earth Island Institute, seeks to green thecoffeehouse industry and harness cafe culture for community environmental awareness.Pictured: San Francisco’s Border Lands Cafe, a GCN member.By ANN SANNERAssociated Press Writer
COLUMBUS (AP) —Opponents of Ohio’s newcollective bargaining over-haul scored a tactical victoryWednesday on the wording of a ballot question to repeal it,even as the Ohio Chamber of Commerce pledged to put themoney and the political cloutof its 6,000 business membersbehind defending the law.The state Ballot Boardagreed that a “no” vote inNovember will support repealof the law, while a “yes”vote will uphold the law.Since both opponents andvoters who are skeptical orconfused by an issue tend tovote no, that could providean advantage to opponents of a law already polling unfa-vorably among a majority of Ohioans.Supporters of the law arefar from giving up, and sup-port from the business com-munity could be substantial.The Ohio Chamber’s boarddid not decide exactly howmuch money it planned tospend in defense of the con-tentious collective bargaininglegislation, said the chamberspokeswoman Julie WagnerFeasel. Board members alsodid not commit any dollars inbacking a proposed amend-ment to Ohio’s constitutionthat would prohibit any fed-eral, state or local law fromforcing Ohioans to participatein a health care system.On both ballot issues, theOhio Chamber plans to lever-age support from its mem-bers through newsletters ande-mails, Feasel said. Thegroup also wants to workwith other local chambers toeducate voters.The Ballot Board’s deci-sion on the wording of thecollective bargaining lawquestion followed hours of testimony as well as nego-tiations by Secretary of StateJon Husted, the board’sRepublican chairman.Having “yes” support theoriginal law and “no” opposeit echoes years of Ohio ballottradition.Proponents of the lawsigned by Gov. John Kasichin late March wanted a “yes”to favor repeal of the contro-versial Senate Bill 5 and a“no” vote to oppose repeal.They argued the committeefighting the law has spentmore than $4 million makingclear it is a repeal question.“They framed the issue,now they want to flip theissue,” said Don Brey, anattorney for supporters of thelaw.The state has 655,000union members, who consti-tute 13.7 percent of the workforce, according to the U.S.Bureau of Labor Statistics.That’s more than the U.S.average rate of 11.9 percent.Chamber president andCEO Andrew E. Doehrel saidthat in its decision to defendthe law, the board “recog-nized the fundamental imbal-ance” between the cost of government and Ohio’s eco-nomic reality.“By committing theChamber’s resources, finan-cial and otherwise, to thisimportant endeavor, Ohio’s job creators are reiterating themessage that Ohio must beopen for business,” Doehrelsaid in a written statement.The chamber’s supportshould give the backers of the collective bargaining lawand the so-called HealthcareFreedom Amendment a wel-come boost from businessesgoing into what’s expectedto be a bitter fall campaignagainst labor unions.The most recent campaignfiling reports show that thegroup opposing the collec-tive bargaining law has raisedabout $7 million.The state’s labor groupsrepresenting teachers, policeofficers and firefighters havealso turned to their membersto help pay for the repealcampaign. For instance, mem-bers of the Ohio EducationAssociation have alreadyagreed to a one-time, $54dues increase. The move wasexpected to yield $5.5 millionfor the ballot effort.The law restricts collec-tive bargaining rights formore than 350,000 teachers,police officers, state employ-ees and others. It bans publicemployee strikes and gets ridof automatic pay increases,replacing them with meritraises or performance pay.Other business groupshave also recently throwntheir support behind uphold-ing the collective bargainingrestrictions. They includethe Greater ClevelandPartnership, one of the larg-est metropolitan chambersof commerce in the country,and chambers of commerce inCincinnati and Dayton.Opponents contend the col-lective bargaining restrictionsare an unfair attack on pub-lic employee unions that hadworked cooperatively withtheir government employersfor decades. They accuse law-makers of exploiting a statebudget crisis to pass a mea-sure unpopular with a major-ity of Ohioans.A recent QuinnipiacUniversity poll found that 56percent of Ohio voters say thenew collective bargaining lawshould be repealed, comparedwith 32 percent who favorkeeping it in place.However, Kasich, a first-term governor, and his GOPcolleagues argue the legisla-tion will help city officials,school superintendents andothers control their costs at atime when they, too, are feel-ing budget woes. Kasich hassaid he wants to play a visiblerole defending the law.The governor has enjoyedstrong ties with the cham-ber since his campaign foroffice. Last September, thechamber’s political arm brokea 117-year tradition of notwading into the gubernatorialelection by endorsing Kasichover then-Democratic Gov.Ted Strickland.Also Wednesday, the stateBallot Board approved thewording Ohioans will seeNov. 8 when they vote on thehealth care amendment andon whether to raise the agelimit for judges.
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COLUMBUS (AP) — Thisweek’s special election wasone of the toughest in years forOhio school districts.The Ohio School BoardsAssociation says votersapproved just six of the 23school tax requests on the bal-lot around the state on Tuesday.That works out to a passagerate of 26 percent, the lowest inan August election since the 14percent approved in 2007.Association Director of Legislative Services DamonAsbury tells The ColumbusDispatch school districts arein a “hard spot” trying to holdon to programs and serviceswhile contending with statebudget cuts and voters’ con-cerns about the economy.Some districts with losinglevies on Tuesday are alreadygearing up to try again onElection Day in November.COLUMBUS (AP) —Authorities at Ohio StateUniversity say a man witha knife tried to abduct twowomen in separate incidentsnear OSU Medical Center.Both women ran awayon Wednesday and wereunharmed. The ColumbusDispatch reports one wasapproached at a bus stop bya man who held a knife witha 3-inch blade to her side andtold her she was coming withhim and he was going to rapeher. The other woman wasgrabbed near her car.The university sent a textmessage alert to more than30,000 recipients and warnedpeople to be aware of theirsurroundings when walkingaround campus.University police DeputyChief Richard Morman saysofficers questioned a manWednesday night. There wasno immediate word of anycharges filed.
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MACEDONIA (AP) —An Ohio veteran who battleda homeowners’ associationover his front-yard flag pole isbeing honored at a dinner nearthe nation’s capital.The National IndependentFlag Dealers Association onThursday planned to give itsannual George WashingtonAward to 77-year-old FredQuigley. The group tellsCleveland’s WEWS-TV theaward is being presented atWashington’s Mount Vernonhome in Virginia. It goes to aperson who has shown excep-tional patriotism.Quigley had been told his14-foot flagpole violated therules of his development inMacedonia, 15 miles southeastof Cleveland. The Vietnamveteran and his attorney saidthe homeowners’ associationwas challenging Quigley’sright to free speech. The asso-ciation later retreated, sayingthe flagpole could stay.
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