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In Loving Memory of
Now she ieson wings of lightOur sweet babytoo soon took ight. Above our headsin clouds so bright,there she’s safest in the light.Her shadows danceacross the sun,but in our hearts love is never done.So y y little wingFly where only angels sing.
Sadly missed,Michael, Jennifer, Lena,Luke, Lane, & LilaGrandma & Grandpa
2 – The Herald Saturday, December 17, 2011
For The Record
The Delphos Herald wantsto correct published errors inits news, sports and featurearticles. To inform the news-room of a mistake in publishedinformation, call the editorialdepartment at 419-695-0015.Corrections will be publishedon this page.
Vol. 142 No. 144
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald, Inc.Don Hemple, advertisingmanagerTiffany Brantley,
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I had an experience last weekend that hasseemed to be repeating itself more and more.I shared my story with a few others and I havefound that I am not alone in my distress.My distress? When did going to the bath-room become such a difficult thing? I don’tmean “going” to the bathroom in the morepersonal sense of the word but perhaps “using”the bathroom would be the more correct wayto say it.Let me recount by experience.I was traveling in a different part of Ohioand using a bathroom that was unfamiliarto me. I approached the sink, put my handsunderneath the automatic soap dispenser suc-cessfully getting the perfect “dime-size” dropof soap. I rubbed my hands together, thenproceeded to place my hands under the han-dle-less water faucet. I pondered: is this the“wave”-type of faucet? The touch type? Theone where you use a foot touch? So, I wavedmy hands over and under, tapped and gavevoice commands — all to no avail as the soapbecame a gooey dried combobulation on myhands.There I stood, holding my soapy hands outin front of me, cursing technology. Was any-one watching me, laughing at me, using me asa guinea pig for some wicked type of waterfaucet experiment?I then decided to try those tactics on theadjacent faucet, thinking maybe the first oneperhaps had a “technical glitch.” Finally,the perfectly-passed wave did the job and Ishouted for joy as the water washed away thesticky mess from my hands.I truthfully am getting a complex aboutgoing into restrooms in places I have nevervisited. When I enter, I scope the scene watch-ing others as they wash and dry their hands,trying to get a clue as to what awaits. Do theyhave those hand-blowers you just walk by andthey go off unexpectedly, sounding like a 747scaring the #?#?# out of you? Do they havethe type you dip your hands in and out of orthe kind you push to start? Or do they have thedispensers that wildly shoot streams of paperout at you?All of this and I have not yet even men-tioned the toilets. To put it delicately — theyscare me sometimes. I wonder if someoneis watching me and knows just the precise“moment” to SWISH! Occasionally, the tim-ing of the “swish” can be a bit off and onceagain you are left in a not-so-pleasant predica-ment of figuring it all out in a place you don’treally want to spend a lot of time.I’m all for making life easier through mod-ern inventions but I am not yet totally con-vinced the bathroom needs to be improved.All I need are the basics — a clean bathroomwith running water and some paper to wipemy hands. Makes you kind of wonder, though,what might be the next step they would sur-prise us with in the world of restroom tech-nology. On the other hand, I just don’t think Iwant to know.
On theOther hand
Delphos City SchoolsWeek of Dec. 19-23Monday: Walking tacowith lettuce and cheese orSloppy Jo sandwich, corn,peaches, pretzel rod, lowfatmilk.Tuesday: Corn dog on astick, green beans, fruit, low-fat milk.Wednesday: Assortedpizza, tossed salad, fruit, low-fat milk.Thursday & Friday: Noschool - Christmas break.St. John’sWeek of Dec. 19-23Monday: Beef and cheesenachos/breadstick or meatloaf sandwich, green beans, salad,applesauce, milk.Tuesday: Chicken nuggets/roll or BBQ pork sandwich,corn, salad, mandarin orang-es, milk.Wednesday: Stuffed crustpepperoni pizza or cold meatsandwich, carrots/dip, salad,pears, milk.Thursday & Friday: Noschool - Christmas break.LandeckWeek of Dec. 19-23Monday: Pizzaburgers,green beans, fruit, milk.Tuesday: Breaded chickenstrips, butter/peanut butterbread, corn, fruit, milk.Wednesday: Hamburgersandwich, potato rounds,fruit, milk.Thursday & Friday: Noschool - Christmas break.Fort JenningsWeek of Dec. 19-23Chocolate, white or straw-berry milk served with allmeals.H.S. - Ala Carte - Pretzeland cheese available everyFriday; Salad bar with fruitand milk for $2.00 availableevery Wednesday.Monday: Turkey andcheese wrap, green beans,muffin, fruit.Tuesday: Charbroil beef sandwich, cheese slice, car-rots, fries, fruit.Wednesday: Chicken nug-gets, dinner roll, mixed veg-etables, fruit.Thursday & Friday: Noschool - Christmas break.OttovilleWeek of Dec. 19-23Monday: Pizza, chips,peas, pineapple, milk.Tuesday: Chicken strips,augratin potatoes, butterbread, peaches, milk.Wednesday: Salisburysteak, mashed potatoes andgravy, butter bread, apple-sauce, Christmas cake, milk.Thursday & Friday: Noschool - Christmas break.LincolnviewWeek of Dec. 19-23Monday: Chicken strips,hash browns, bread and but-ter, grapes, milk.Tuesday: Pepperoni pizza,peas, fruit, milk.Wednesday, Thursday &Friday: No school - Christmasbreak.GomerWeek of Dec. 19-23Monday: Popcorn chicken,seasoned corn, diced pears,brownie bar, milk.Tuesday: Real slice cheesepizza, hot veggie, mandarinoranges, milk.Wednesday: Breadedchicken sandwich, raspber-ry sherbet, applesauce cup,milk.Thursday & Friday: Noschool - Christmas break.SpencervilleWeek of Dec. 19-23Choice of daily salad orsandwich/wrap with fruit andmilk as another meal option.Monday: 5th-12th grade:Meatball sub w/mozzerellacheese; K-4th grade: BBQ porksandwich, cosmic fries, frenchfries, cherry shape up, milk.Tuesday: Salisbury steak,mashed potatoes, gravy, yumyum cake, applesauce, milk.Wednesday: Wedge slicepepperoni pizza, green beans,fruit, milk.Thursday & Friday: Noschool - Christmas break.
CharlesA., 77, of Delphos, Mass of Christian Burial will begin at9:30 a.m. today at St. John theEvangelist Catholic Church,the Rev. Melvin Verhoff officiating. Burial will be inResurrection Cemetery, withmilitary rites by the DelphosVeterans Council. Memorialcontributions may be madeto the St. John’s TeacherEndowment Fund or theAmerican Cancer Society.
Edna M., 93, of Baton Rouge, La., and for-merly of Paulding, funeralservices will be conducted11 a.m. today at Den HerderFuneral Home, Paulding, theRev. Kim Semran officiating.Burial will be in RochesterCemetery, Cecil. Friends maycall one hour prior to servicestoday at the funeral home.In lieu of flowers, the familyrequests donations be madeto a charity of the donor’schoice. Online condolencesmay be sent to www.denherd-erfh.com
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HARRISBURG, Pa. —As soon as he walked into thePenn State locker room, MikeMcQueary heard runningwater and rhythmic, slappingsounds of “skin on skin.” Helooked in a mirror and sawa naked Jerry Sandusky, theformer assistant coach, hold-ing a young boy by the waistfrom behind, up against thewall in the campus shower.“I just saw Coach Sanduskyin the showers with a boy andwhat I saw was wrong andsexual,” McQueary recalledtelling his father that nightin 2002. He repeated it thenext morning to coach JoePaterno, who slumped deepinto his chair at his kitchentable.“He said, ‘I’m sorry youhad to see that,”’ McQuearysaid.McQueary’s testimonyFriday at a preliminary hear-ing for two Penn State offi-cials accused of coveringup the story was the mostdetailed, public account yetof the child sex abuse alle-gations that have upendedthe university’s footballprogram and the entire cen-tral Pennsylvania campus.Paterno and the universitypresident have lost their jobs,and officials Tim Curley andGary Schultz are accused of lying to a grand jury aboutwhat McQueary told them.A Pennsylvania judge onFriday held Curley, the uni-versity’s athletic director,and Schultz, a retired seniorvice president, for trial afterthe daylong hearing.Curley said that McQuearynever relayed the seriousnessof what he saw, and said hewas only told that Sanduskywas “horsing around” witha boy but that his conductwasn’t sexual.He said he told the uni-versity president about theepisode and the top officialat a children’s charity thatSandusky founded, but nevertold university police. “Ididn’t see any reason becauseI didn’t think at the time itwas a crime,” he told thegrand jury, according to tes-timony read into the recordon Friday.Curley, Schultz andPaterno have been criticizedfor never telling police aboutthe 2002 charges. Prosecutorssay Sandusky continuedto abuse boys for six moreyears. Sandusky has deniedhaving inappropriate sexualcontact with boys.In about two hours on thewitness stand, McQueary saidagain and again that what hesaw was a sexual act, althoughhe stopped short of saying hewas sure that Sandusky, now67, had raped the boy.“I believe Jerry was sexu-ally molesting him and hav-ing some type of sexual inter-course with him,” McQuearysaid on Friday. He said laterhe “can’t say 100 percent” thatSandusky and the boy werehaving intercourse becausehe was seeing Sandusky frombehind.He said after talking tohis father, he went over toPaterno’s home the nextmorning and said that whathe had seen “was way overthe lines, it was extremelysexual in nature.” He said hewould not have used wordslike sodomy or intercoursewith Paterno; he did not getinto that much detail outof respect for the coach, hesaid.Paterno told the grand jurythat McQueary said he sawSandusky doing somethingof a “sexual nature” with theyoungster but that he didn’tpress for details.“I didn’t push Mike ...because he was very upset,”Paterno said. “I knew Mikewas upset, and I knew somekind of inappropriate actionwas being taken by JerrySandusky with a youngster.”Paterno told McQueary hewould talk to others aboutwhat he’d reported.McQueary said he metnine or 10 days later withCurley and Schultz and toldthem he’d seen Sandusky anda boy, both naked, in theshower after hearing skin-on-skin slapping sounds.“I would have describedthat it was extremely sexualand I thought that some kindof intercourse was going on,”said McQueary.McQueary said he wasleft with the impression bothmen took his report seriously.When asked why he didn’tgo to police, he referencedSchultz’s position as a vicepresident at the universitywho had overseen the cam-pus police“I thought I was talking tothe head of the police, to befrank with you,” he said. “Inmy mind it was like speakingto a (district attorney). It wassomeone who police reportedto and would know what todo with it.”The square-jawed, red-haired assistant coach spokein a steady voice in his firstpublic account of the allegedabuse, sometimes turninghis seat and leaning towarddefense lawyers to answerquestions. His voice rose afew times and he blushedonce when describing thesexual encounter in the show-er.Defense lawyers forCurley and Schultz arguedthat a perjury charge shouldnot be based solely on a per-son’s testimony under oathcontradicting someone else’stestimony. The defense saiduncorroborated testimo-ny from McQueary is notenough and sought to pickapart the ways he describedthe shower scene differentlyto different people.The defense noted thatMcQueary admitted changinghis description of the showerencounter when speakingwith Paterno — enough sothat the coach didn’t believea crime had occurred.McQueary said he hadstopped by a campus footballlocker room to drop off a pairof sneakers in the spring of 2002 when he saw Sanduskywith the boy, who he estimat-ed was 10 or 12 years old.McQueary, 37, said hehas never described whathe saw as anal rape or analintercourse and couldn’t seeSandusky’s genitals, butthat “it was very clear that itlooked like there was inter-course going on.”In its report last month,the grand jury summarizedMcQueary’s testimony assaying he “saw a naked boy... with his hands up againstthe wall, being subjected toanal intercourse by a nakedSandusky.”
PSU coach says he saw, reported abuse
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP)— A University of Vermontfraternity whose members areaccused of circulating a surveythat asked who they would liketo rape has been closed indefi-nitely.The national Sigma PhiEpsilon made the announce-ment Friday after an internalinvestigation and lengthy dis-cussions with the university inBurlington.The national organizationhas said there’s no indication thequestionnaire was sanctioned bythe fraternity or distributed tothe more than 50 members of the Vermont chapter.A student reported the ques-tionnaire to university officialsover the weekend, which led theschool and the national orga-nization to suspend the chaptertemporarily, pending the inves-tigation.The school is investigatinghow widely the survey was cir-culated, and campus police aretrying to determine if any crimeswere committed.The survey prompted a wom-en’s rights and equality groupto organize a rally Thursday inBurlington, attended by morethan 200 people, some call-ing for the fraternity to be shutdown.
Fraternity closedover rape survey