2 – The Herald Wednesday, August 24, 2011
For The Record
Vol. 142 No. 61
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald Inc.Don Hemple, advertising manager
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Phyllis R. JohnsMartha A. Carder
Jan. 10, 1926-Aug. 23, 2011
Phyllis R. Johns, 85, diedat 11 a.m. Tuesday at VancrestHealthcare Center.She was born Jan. 10,1926, in Coldwater to Boband Nettie (Miley) Neumeier.On Nov. 19, 1945, shemarried Carl H. Johns, whodied Aug. 4, 1998.Survivors include sonTerry L. (Linda) Johns of Delphos; daughters Ruth M.Johns of Delphos and Sharon(Ron Williamson) Earley of Elida; half sisters Patty Nixonof Delphos and Pam (Tony)Picozzi, of Florida; half broth-ers Dave Neumeier of Fairbornand Jim (Bonnie) Neumeier of Ada; and six grandchildren, 17great-grandchildren and fourgreat-great-grandchildren.She was preceded indeath by her brother, JohnNeumeier.Mrs. Johns was a home-maker and a member of St.John the Evangelist CatholicChurch. She enjoyed crochet-ing and watching television.She liked parakeets and lovedher cat, Buddy, very much.Mass of Christian Burialwill begin at 11 a.m. Fridayat St. John the EvangelistCatholic Church, the Rev.Melvin Verhoff officiating.Burial will be in ResurrectionCemetery.Friends may call from 2-8p.m. Thursday at Harter andSchier Funeral Home, wherea parish wake service will beheld at 7:30 p.m.Memorial contributionsmay be made to the DelphosSenior Citizens Center.CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries weredrawn Tuesday:
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High temperature Tuesdayin Delphos was 82 degrees,low was 53. Rainfall wasrecorded at .82 inch. High ayear ago today was 77, lowwas 64. Record high for todayis 95, set in 1948. Record lowis 45, set in 1944.
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTONIGHT
: Mostly cloudywith showers and thunder-storms likely in the evening;partly cloudy after midnight.Lows in the lower 60s. Westwinds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.
: Mostlysunny. Not as warm. Highsaround 80. Northwest winds10 to 15 mph.
THURSDAY NIGHT, FRIDAY
: Mostly clear. Lowsin the mid 50s. Highs around80. East winds 5 to 10 mph.
EXTENDED FORECASTFRIDAY NIGHT-MONDAY
: Mostly clear.Lows in the upper 50s. Highsin the upper 70s.
MONDAY NIGHT, TUESDAY
: Partly cloudy.Lows in the upper 50s. Highsin the upper 70s.
Leila A., 82, of Delphos, Mass of ChristianBurial will begin at 11 a.m.Thursday at St. John theEvangelist Catholic Church,the Rev. Melvin Verhoff offi-ciating. Burial will be at a laterdate. Friends may call from2-8 p.m. today at Harter andSchier Funeral Home, wherea parish wake begins at 7 p.m.Memorial contributions are toSt. Rita’s Hospice.
MaryTheresa, 63, of Rockford,Mass of Christian Burial willbegin at 9:30 a.m. Thursdayat St. John the EvangelistCatholic Church, the Rev.Jacob Gordon officiating.Burial will be at a later date.Friends may call from 2-8p.m. today at Harter andSchier Funeral Home, wherea parish wake begins at 7:30p.m. Memorial contributionsmay be made to the JamesCancer Center in Columbus orVan Wert Inpatient HospiceCenter.
March 31, 1932-Aug. 20, 2011
Martha A. “Marty” Carder,79, died at 1:55 a.m. Saturdayat Van Wert Inpatient HospiceCenter.She was born March 31,1932, in Kalida to George andAgnes (Deitrich) Warnement.On Feb. 14, 1953, she mar-ried Delbert Carder, who pre-ceded her in death.Survivors include sonsMichael E. (Pam) Carderof Delphos, Stephen G.(Jeannine) Carder of Indiana,Bruce E. (Janet) Carder of Columbus and Randal J.(Jannette) Carder, NormanJ. (Kim) Carder and Eric L.(Angie) Carder of Delphos;daughter Pam (John)Horstman of Delphos; and 16grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.She was preceded in deathby her brothers, Albert, John,Edmund, Eugene, Richard andWilfred; and sisters LucilleGilgenbaugh and EmmaHansen.Mrs. Carder retired fromOrbitron after 18 years. Shewas a member of St. John theEvangelist Catholic Church,the Catholic Ladies of Columbia, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 471 Auxiliary,Veterans of Foreign Wars Post3035 Auxiliary in Delphos andAmerican Legion Post 715Auxiliary in Fort Jennings.She was a 1950 graduateof Kalida High School. Shewas an avid fan of The OhioState University Buckeyes,Cleveland Indians, JeffersonWildcats, the Delphos ball-park and all sports. She wasinvolved with Relay for Lifeand was a 16-year cancer sur-vivor.Services will begin at 6p.m. Saturday at Harter andSchier Funeral Home, theRev. Charles Obinwa officiat-ing. Burial will be at a laterdate.Friends may call from noonuntil the time of the serviceSaturday at the funeral home,where a CLC service willbe held at 4 p.m., an EaglesAuxiliary service at 4:30 p.m.and a VFW Auxiliary serviceat 5 p.m.Memorial contributionsmay be made to Delphos AreaVisiting Nurses or Van WertInpatient Hospice Center.
NKorea reported readyto halt WMD tests
By MANSUR MIROVALEVThe Associated Press
MOSCOW — North Koreais ready to impose a morato-rium on nuclear missile tests if international talks on its nuclearprogram resume, a spokes-man for Russia’s president saidtoday after talks between thetwo leaders at a Siberian mili-tary base.Russian news agencies,meanwhile, reported that NorthKorean leader Kim Jong Il saidhis country is ready to resumetalks “without preconditions.”Kim and Russian PresidentDmitry Medvedev met todayat the hotel of a military gar-rison near the city of Ulan-Udein Buryatia, a predominantlyBuddhist province near LakeBaikal. It was Kim’s first trip toRussia since 2002.The six-sided nuclear talksinvolving North Korea and theU.S., China, Japan, Russia andSouth Korea have been stalledsince December 2008. But facedwith deepening sanctions andeconomic trouble, North Koreais pushing to restart them. TheUnited States and South Koreamaintain the North must haltits nuclear activities, includinguranium enrichment, before thetalks reopen.The Korean peninsula hasseen more than a year of ten-sion during which the Northshelled a South Korean islandand allegedly torpedoed a SouthKorean warship.Medvedev spokeswomanNatalya Timakova was quotedby the ITAR-Tass news agencyas saying that Kim expressedreadiness to return to the talkswithout preconditions and “inthe course of the talks, NorthKorea will be ready to resolvethe question of imposing a mor-atorium on tests and productionof nuclear missile weapons.”Experts on North Koreawere of mixed minds on theNorth Korean concession.One at the University of Sydney said North Korea’swillingness to impose a mora-torium on weapons of massdestruction represents “a veryimportant step forward” thatshows Kim’s sincerity aboutreopening the nuclear talks.“The United States andits allies want a demonstra-tion of sincerity from NorthKorea,” Leonid Petrov told TheAssociated Press, arguing thatthe “ball” is in their court now.But he warned that NorthKorea may halt its conciliatorygestures if the United Statesfails to issue clear guaranteesfor Pyongyang’s survival in thefuture.Another expert hailed thereclusive nation’s willingnessto freeze its missile and nucleartests, but noted there was noclear mention of the North’suranium enrichment program,which can also make nuclearweapons.“The North already hasweaponized plutonium, andenriched uranium is somethingthat can be proliferated in aneasier manner,” said YangMoo-jin, a professor at theUniversity of North KoreanStudies in Seoul. “I think NorthKorea leaves the matter to talkswith the United States.”On another subject,Medvedev said Russia andNorth Korea moved forward ona proposal to ship natural gas toSouth Korea through a pipelineacross North Korea.North Korea had long beenreluctant about the prospect of helping its industrial power-house archenemy increase itsgas supply, but recently hasshown interest in the project.The South wants Russian ener-gy but is wary of North Koreaninfluence over its energy sup-ply.Medvedev, in televisedcomments, said the two coun-tries will create a special com-mission to focus on “bilateralcooperation on gas transit.”He said two-thirds of the700-mile (1,100-kilometer)pipeline would traverse NorthKorea to stream up to 10 billioncubic meters of gas a year to theSouth. Russia’s state-controlledgas monopoly, Gazprom, saidthe pipeline is likely to carrygas from the giant offshorefields near the Pacific island of Sakhalin.The two leaders also dis-cussed restructuring NorthKorea’s Soviet-era debt toRussia, said a Kremlin official,speaking on condition of ano-nymity. That debt totals about$11 billion, according to a topRussian official.North Korea pledged tofreeze its long-range missiletests in 1999, one year afterthe country shocked the worldby firing a missile that flewover northern Japan and intothe Pacific Ocean. However, ithas since routinely tested short-range missiles and it launcheda long-range rocket in April2009.
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staying in shelters becauseof structural concerns at theirapartment buildings.Further south, Tuesday’s5.8-magnitude quake alsoshattered windows andwrecked grocery stores nearits Virginia epicenter. Therewere no known deaths orserious injuries.The head of the FederalEmergency ManagementAgency said the quake servesas a reminder for residents tobe prepared.“We talk about hurricanesthis time of year, but we for-get that A: earthquakes don’thave a season and B: theyare not just a western haz-ard,” FEMA administratorCraig Fugate said in an inter-view today on ABC’s GoodMorning America.When the quake struck,many feared terrorism inNew York and Washington— places where nerves areraw as the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacksapproaches. The tremblorsent many pouring from high-rises like the Empire StateBuilding.“I ran down all 60 flights,”accounting office workerCaitlin Trupiano said. “Iwasn’t waiting for the eleva-tor.”Chris Kardian, workingin his garage in suburbanRichmond, Va., not far fromthe epicenter, opted for themore prosaic and plausible:He blamed the shaking ontwo of his children in theoverhead playroom.“I just thought they wererunning around and beingreally loud,” he said. “Afterabout 15 seconds, it didn’tstop and I thought, ‘I don’thave that many kids in thehouse!”’The most powerful earth-quake to strike the East Coastin 67 years shook buildingsand jarred as many as 12million people. The U.S.Geological Survey said it wascentered 40 miles northwestof Richmond in Mineral.The U.S. Park Serviceevacuated and closed allmonuments and memori-als along the National Mall.The Pentagon, the WhiteHouse, the Capitol and fed-eral agencies in and aroundWashington were evacuated.Roads out of the city wereclogged with commutersheaded home.Stressed-out D.C. motherof four Marion Babcock, whospent two hours traffic insteadof her normal 25 minutes, didthe only sensible thing forher frazzled, frightened kids:“I treated their post-traumaticstress with copious amountsof chocolate mint and cookiedough ice cream.”Between cell phones andsocial networks, news of thequake seemed to travel fasterthan the temblor itself.Jenna Scanlon of FloralPark, N.Y., ended a phonecall with someone in McLean,Va., and announced to heroffice colleagues there hadbeen an earthquake. Secondslater, 7 World Trade Centerbegan to shake.The scope of the dam-age — or lack of — alsoquickly became clear onsocial networks. Instead of collapsed freeways, peopleposted images of toppledlawn chairs and yogurt cups,broken Bobbleheads, pictureframes askew on walls.On Facebook, people jokedwith posts such as “S&P hasdowngraded earthquake to a2.0,” a swipe at the ratingagency that recently loweredthe federal government’screditworthiness. Anothersuggested New Jersey Gov.Chris Christie, a large man,had just “jumped into” thepresidential race.A 5.8-magnitude quakereleases as much energyas almost eight kilotons of TNT, about half the powerof the atomic bomb droppedon Hiroshima, Japan, duringWorld War II.Still, those along the WestCoast who are used to theearth moving couldn’t helpbut take a jab or two.“Really all this excitementover a 5.8 quake??? Come onEast Coast, we have those forbreakfast out here!!!!” wroteDennis Miller, a lifelongCalifornia resident whosePleasanton home sits on afault line.A 5.8, he said, wouldn’teven wake him from hissleep.“We were laughing,” said26-year-old San Franciscoresident Stellamarie Hall, “butwe definitely understand thatNew York and certain metro-politan areas are not designedaround earthquakes.”
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Hatteras with around a dozencars on board.It won’t be easy to get thou-sands of people off OcracokeIsland, which is accessibleonly by boat. The 16-mile-long barrier island is hometo about 800 year-round resi-dents and a tourist populationthat swells into the thousandswhen vacationers rent roomsand cottages. Tourists weretold to evacuate today. Islandresidents were told to get outon Thursday.It wasn’t clear how manypeople on the first arrivingferry this morning were tour-ists, but the first two cars todrive off it had New York andNew Jersey plates.Getting off the next ferryabout an hour later was a familythat included newlywed JenniferBaharek, 23, of Torrington,Conn. She and her husband,Andrew, were married Mondayand planned to spend their hon-eymoon on the island.“We just got to spend oneday on the beach and then wewent to bed early to get up forthe evacuation,” she said.State workers questionedpeople who tried taking theferry to the island turned a fewcars around. In addition to theferry line to Hatteras, therewere two other ferry lines thatwent to and from the island.Federal officials havewarned Irene could causeflooding, power outages orworse all along the East Coastas far north as Maine, even if it stays offshore. The projectedpath has gradually shifted tothe east and Irene could makelandfall anywhere from SouthCarolina to Massachusettsover the weekend.