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We’re spending Christmas in Heaven this year.
Kenny Miehls 3/16/11Steve Miehls 4/1/11
There are no tears in Heaven, nor grief of any kind.
We leave a nal teardrop to those we left behind.Please keep us in your memory and know that upabove, there are no tears in heaven
instead there is only love.
Merry Christmas, My love
2 – The Herald Friday, December 23, 2011
For The Record
Vol. 142 No. 148
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Melanie Amarowins ‘The X Factor’
By MICHAELBIESECKERThe Associated Press
RALEIGH, N.C. —Former presidential candidateJohn Edwards says he hasbeen diagnosed with a medi-cal condition that would makeit difficult for him to attendhis approaching criminal trialover campaign finances and isasking for it to be delayed.In a motion filed Thursday,Edwards’ lawyers asked a fed-eral judge to delay the start of the Jan. 30 trial for at least twomonths. They did not disclosehis illness and filed sealedrecords with the court.“The Defendant has a med-ical issue ... that will prevent atrial of this matter during theJanuary 2012 Criminal Term,”the motion says. “The failureto grant a continuance wouldbe likely to result in a miscar-riage of justice.”Members of the defenseteam could not immediatelybe reached for comment.Federal prosecutors did nottake a position on the medicalissue.However, prosecu-tors filed a separate motionopposing another Edwardsrequest for more time to pre-pare. Prosecutors said theyare ready to try Edwards onsix felony and misdemeanorcounts related to nearly $1million from wealthy donorsused to help hide his pregnantmistress during his 2008 runfor the While House.Edwards, a Democrat, deniesknowingly violating the law andhas pleaded not guilty.The start date of the trialhas already been put backonce after Edwards said heneeded more time to preparehis defense and attend hisdaughter’s wedding.Edwards appeared healthylast week at a pretrial hearingin the case.
By DERRIK J. LANGThe Associated Press
LOS ANGELES —Melanie Amaro has “The XFactor.”The powerful 19-year-oldvocalist from Sunrise, Fla.,won the Fox talent compe-tition Thursday over soul-ful 30-year-old singer JoshKrajcik of Wooster.Amaro, who was men-tored by judge SimonCowell and was at one pointeliminated then reinstatedto the contest, was awardedthe grand prize: a $5 mil-lion recording contract anda starring role in a Pepsicommercial.“Oh my God. Oh myGod. Oh my God,” Amarorepeated after host SteveJones announced her as thechampion.Despite continued prod-ding from Jones, an overlyemotional Amaro couldn’tquite formulate words whenshe was revealed to havecaptured the most viewervotes, and she struggledthrough tears to repriseBeyonce’s “Listen,” thesoaring ballad that Amarocrooned at her audition andon Wednesday’s final per-formance round.“I want to say, ‘America,thank you for giving thisgirl an opportunity,”’ saidCowell.Krajcik, the strugglingsingle father who delivereda stripped down rendition of “At Last” for his final rou-tine, seemed content withhis status as “X Factor” run-ner-up to Amaro, who wasborn in the British VirginIslands.“Melanie deserves it,”Krajcik said. “She has awonderful voice. I had suchan incredible experiencehere. I got to be myself, singwhat I want to sing, and Icouldn’t be happier.”Chris Rene, the recover-ing 28-year-old singer-rap-per from Santa Cruz, Calif.,came in third place.Before the winner wasunveiled, the three finalistscrooned classic Christmastunes, and Justin Bieber,Stevie Wonder, LeonaLewis, Pitbull, Ne-Yo and50 Cent performed varioussongs with former contes-tants. Amaro and Krajcikalso dueted on DavidBowie’s “Heroes.”
Student leaves$172,000 violinon bus
Deputies: Manreturned to beerafter bank robbery
PHILADELPHIA (AP) —Police are asking for the pub-lic’s help recovering a rareviolin worth $172,000 thatwas left on board a Boston-to-Philadelphia bus by a groggymusic student from Taiwan.Philadelphia police say theinstrument was left in an over-head bin on a Megabus lateTuesday.Muchen Hsieh tells KYW-TV she noticed she didn’t havethe violin after getting pickedup by the family hosting hervisit to the Philadelphia area.She called the bus companybut was told the instrumenthadn’t been found.Hsieh says a Taiwaneseculture foundation lent her theviolin as she studies at theNew England Conservatory inBoston. It was made in 1835by Vincenzo Jorio in Naples.Lt. John Walker says theinstrument can be returned toPhiladelphia police, no ques-tions asked.PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP)— Authorities say a TampaBay area man ordered a beerat a bar, left to rob a nearbybank then came back to finishhis beer.The Pasco County Sheriff’sOffice says 52-year-old JohnRobin Whittle was arrestedat the Hayloft Bar in PortRichey on Thursday after-noon. Deputies say he’s theman who robbed a Wells-Fargo bank branch earlier, butnot before stopping off at theHayloft for a brew.A bartender there saysWhittle ordered a beer, disap-peared for about 30 minutesand then returned to his beer.Deputies say they arrestedhim at the bar about 10 min-utes after he left the bank.Whittle remained in jailearly today on $10,000 bond.No attorney was listed forhim.
By ANGELA CHARLTONThe Associated Press
PARIS — Tens of thou-sands of women with risky,French-made breast implantsshould have them removed atthe state’s expense, France’shealth minister recommendedtoday, in an unprecedentedmove that could have impli-cations across Europe andSouth America.Xavier Bertrand said themass removals were “pre-ventive” and not urgent, andFrench health officials saidanalyses so far have foundno link between the pre-filledsilicone gel implants andnine cases of cancer amongwomen implanted with them.But Bertrand, in a state-ment, cited an unusually highrisk that the implants couldrupture and leak a question-able type of silicone gel intothe wearer’s body.Health authorities inBritain — where even morewomen have the implantsthan in France — said todaythat for now they see no rea-son to take similar action.Questions remain aboutthe logistics and final costsof the removals. FrancoisGodineau, a top official inthe French national healthservice, estimated it coulddeplete French governmentcoffers by (euro) 60 million($78 million) at a time whenthe country is teetering on abrink of a new recession andstruggling to tame state debt.Investigators say the com-pany Poly Implant Protheseused cheaper industrial sili-cone for the implants insteadof medical silicone to savemoney. The implants werepulled from the market lastyear and the company isbeing liquidated.“As a preventive mea-sure not of an urgent nature,(French authorities) recom-mend that the removal of these implants, even thosenot showing signs of dete-rioration, be proposed,” thestatement said. It added thatthe costs of removal would befooted by France’s nationalhealth care system — pre-sumably solely for Frenchpatients.One reason for the dras-tic measure is the uncer-tainty about the contents of the silicone gel used andthe risks it poses to internalorgans. Also, standard mam-mograms and ultrasoundsdo not always indicate thatan implant has ruptured, andmany women may be walk-ing around unknowingly withburst implants.Some 30,000 of women inFrance, and tens of thousandsmore in Britain, Italy, Spain,Portugal and other countriesin Europe and South Americahave had implants made byPIP. The implants in questionwere not sold in the U.S.
France recommends removalof risky breast implants
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP)— Wal-Mart and health offi-cials awaited tests Thursdayon a batch of powdered infantformula that was removedfrom more than 3,000 storesnationwide after a Missourinewborn who consumed itapparently died from a rareinfection.The source of the bacteriathat caused the infection hasnot been determined, but itoccurs naturally in the envi-ronment and in plants suchas wheat and rice. The mostworrisome appearances havebeen in dried milk and pow-dered formula, which is whymanufacturers routinely testfor the germs.Wal-Mart pulled theEnfamil Newborn formulafrom shelves as a precautionfollowing the death of littleAvery Cornett in the southernMissouri town of Lebanon.The formula has not beenrecalled, and the manufac-turer said tests showed thebatch was negative for thebacteria before it was shipped.Additional tests were underway.“We decided it was bestto remove the product untilwe learn more,” Wal-Martspokeswoman Dianna Geesaid. “It could be returned tothe shelves.”Customers who bought for-mula in 12.5-ounce cans withthe lot number ZP1K7G havethe option of returning themfor a refund or exchange, Geesaid.The product is not exclu-sive to Wal-Mart. The man-ufacturer, Mead JohnsonNutrition, declined to answerquestions about whether for-mula from that batch was dis-tributed to other stores.“We’re highly confident inthe safety and quality of ourproducts,” said ChristopherPerille, a spokesman for thecompany based in the Chicagosuburb of Glenview.A second infant fell illlate last month after consum-ing several different types of powdered baby formula, butthat child recovered, healthofficials said.Powdered infant formulais not sterile, and expertshave said there are not ade-quate methods to completelyremove or kill all bacteriathat might creep into formulabefore or during production.Preliminary hospital testsindicated that Avery died of arare infection caused by bac-teria known as Cronobactersakazakii. The infection canbe treated with antibiotics,but it’s deemed extremelydangerous to babies less than1 month old and those bornpremature.
Wal-Mart pulls formulaafter baby dies in Missouri
Twin suicide bombs shakeSyrian capital, kill 40
Virginia Meyer, 69, of Cridersville, died Wednesdayat St. Rita’s Medical Center.Funeral services will beginat 11 a.m. Tuesday at St.John the Evangelist CatholicChurch in Delphos.Friends may call from 4-8p.m. Monday at Harter andSchier Funeral Home, wherefurther arrangements areincomplete.
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By ALBERT AJIand ZEINA KARAMThe Associated Press
DAMASCUS, Syria —Twin suicide car bomb blastsripped through an upscaleDamascus district today, tar-geting heavily guarded intel-ligence buildings and killingat least 40 people, Syrianauthorities said.The blasts came a dayafter an advance team of ArabLeague observers arrived inthe country to monitor Syria’spromise to end its crackdownon protesters demanding theouster of President BasharAssad. Government officialstook the observers to the sceneof the explosions and said itbacked their longtime claimsthat the turmoil is not a popu-lar uprising but the work of terrorists.The blasts were the firstsuch suicide bombings inSyria since the uprising beganin March, adding new andominous dimensions to a con-flict that has already taken thecountry to the brink of civilwar.“We said it from the begin-ning, this is terrorism. Theyare killing the army and civil-ians,” Deputy Foreign MinisterFaysal Mekdad told reportersoutside the headquarters of theGeneral Intelligence Agency,where bodies still littered theground. State TV said initialinvestigations indicated pos-sible involvement by the al-Qaida terror network.Alongside him, the headof the observer advance team,Sameer Seif el-Yazal, said,“We are here to see the factson the ground. ... What we areseeing today is regretful, theimportant thing is for things tocalm down.”An opposition leader raiseddoubts over the authorities’version of events, suggestingthe regime was trying to makeits case to the observers.Omar Idilbi, a mem-ber of the Syrian NationalCouncil, an umbrella groupof regime opponents, calledthe explosions “very mysteri-ous because they happenedin heavily guarded areas thatare difficult to be penetratedby a car.”“The presence of the ArabLeague advance team of observers pushed the regimeto give this story in orderto scare the committee frommoving around Syria,” hesaid, though he stopped shortof accusing the regime in theblasts. “The second messageis an attempt to make the ArabLeague and international pub-lic opinion believe that Syriais being subjected to acts of terrorism by members of al-Qaida.”The blasts went off out-side the main headquartersof the General IntelligenceAgency and a branch of themilitary intelligence, two of the most powerful of Syria’smultiple intelligence bodies.Outside the two buildings,mutilated and torn bodies layamid rubble, twisted debrisand burned cars in Damascus’upscale Kfar Sousa district.Bystanders and ambulanceworkers used blankets andstretchers to carry blood-stained bodies into vehicles.All the windows were shat-tered in the nearby state secu-rity building, which was tar-geted by the other bomb.The two blasts went off within moments of each otherat 10:15 local time (0815GMT)today, a weekend day, echo-ing across the city.CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries weredrawn Thursday:
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John Edwards asks todelay trial, citing illness