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2 – The Herald Saturday, January 28, 2012
For The Record
Vol. 142 No. 174
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald, Inc.Don Hemple, advertisingmanagerTiffany Brantley,
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I don’t know if you guys readthe small brief on page 3 aboutChad Ochocinco and Speakerof the House John Boehner butI’m still snickering about it.Apparently, Mr. Ocho liveson another planet and didn’tknow who Boehner was whenhe caught some of the broadcastof the president’s State of theUnion speech on Tuesday.“Who is that frowningman behind the president?” heasked.The New England Patriotswide receiver is not shy anddropped Boehner a TweetTuesday night asking if he wasOK. On Wednesday, he askedhim if he was in better spirits.Boehner thanked Chad,wished him luck in the SuperBowl and told him he’d be see-ing the Bengals in the playoffsnext year.The whole thing tickledme because I have noticed thedemeanor of our Mr. Boehner.You have to admit, Boehneralways looks like he smellssomething Ringomight have leftbehind. He isso busy makingsure everyoneknows how dis-gusted he is withthe president andhis party that healways lookspinched; likehe needs M.O.M. Perhaps if he stopped worrying about theDemocrats so much and startedworrying a little more about youand me, things would look upfor everyone. I find the wholeRepublican/Democrat thing alittle tiresome. I think it’s abouttime these guys who are paidto fix our problems actuallyworked on that instead of tryingto convince everyone the messwe’re in is everyone’s fault buttheirs.If Congress wants a balancedbudget, why don’t they balanceit? If they want to whittle downthe deficit, why don’t they?They are the only ones with thepower to do so. So one has toassume they don’t want to orthey’d stop all this crazy, child-ish behavior and do somethingabout it.Of course Mr. Ochocincois doing so well, he doesn’thaven’t to worry about whatCongress is doing — much lesswho they are. However, I amtouched by his seemingly-gen-uine concern for someone hedoesn’t know.Little of what Boehner oranyone in Congress does reallyaffects him. Unless, of course,Washington starts sticking itsnose in the NFL. If that hap-pens, Ochocinco, you better domore than Tweet him.
On theOther hand
Delphos City SchoolsWeek of Jan. 30-Feb. 3Monday: Hamburgersandwich, cheese slice, ovenpotatoes, juice bar, lowfatmilk.Tuesday: Corn dog on astick, green beans, pineap-ple, lowfat milk.Wednesday: Cheesepizza, tossed salad, fruit,lowfat milk.Thursday: Macaroni andcheese, bread and butter ordeli sandwich, cole slaw,sherbet, lowfat milk.Friday: Assorted sand-wiches, cheese slice, broc-coli with cheese sauce, fruit,lowfat milk.St. John’sWeek of Jan. 30-Feb. 3Monday: Chicken pattysandwich or salisbury steaksandwich, mashed potatoes/gravy, salad, sherbet, milk.Tuesday: Corn dog ormeatball sub, green beans,salad, pears, milk.Wednesday: Tenderloinsandwich or hot ham sand-wich, creamed rice, salad,pineapple, milk.Thursday: Chicken andnoodles/ roll or shreddedbeef sandwich, peas, salad,strawberries, milk.Friday: Tacos/ soft/ hard/lettuce/ tomato/ cheese/onion or shredded chickensandwich, pretzels, salad,cinnamon apples, milk.LandeckWeek of Jan. 30-Feb. 3Monday: Hot dog sand-wich, green beans, fruit,milk.Tuesday: Breaded pop-corn chicken, butter/peanutbutter bread, mashed pota-toes and gravy, fruit, milk.Wednesday: Pizzaburgers,corn, fruit, milk.Thursday: Hamburgersandwich, french fries, fruit,milk.Friday: Macaroni andcheese, butter/peanut butterbread, lettuce salad, fruit,milk.
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Chocolate, white orstrawberry milk served withall meals.H.S. - Ala Carte - Pretzeland cheese available everyFriday; Salad bar with fruitand milk for $2.00 availableevery Wednesday.Monday: Turkey slice,mashed potatoes and gravy,dinner roll, peas, fruit.Tuesday: Chicken nug-gets, green beans, cocoa bar,fruit.Wednesday: BBQ porksandwich, green beans,cookie, fruit.Thursday: Corn dog,baked beans, cocoa bar,fruit.Friday: Stromboli sand-wich, corn, sherbet, fruit.
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Monday: Hot dog, cornchips, baked beans, peaches,milk.Tuesday: Tacos withcheese, lettuce, tomato;corn, strawberry cup, cookie,milk.Wednesday: Popcornchicken, baked potato, butterbread, applesauce, milk.Thursday: Rotini, garlicbread, tossed salad, peaches,milk.Friday: Turkey sub, chips,peas, pears, milk.
SpencervilleWeek of Jan. 30-Feb. 3
Monday: Cavatini, saladwith veggies, garlic bread,applesauce cup, milk.Tuesday: Breaded chick-en patty sandwich, broccoliwith cheese, 100% juice, nobake cookie, milk.Wednesday: Walkingtaco with toppings, corn,pears, milk.Thursday: Hamburgersandwich, baked beans,orange sherbet, milk.Friday: Wedge slice, pep-peroni pizza, green beans,peach, milk.
WaconDaniel III, 49, of Delphos,memorial services willbegin at 1 p.m. today at FirstPresbyterian Church, 310 W.Second St., Delphos, the Rev.Harry Tolhurst officiating. Areception for family and friendswill be held at the SpencervilleAmerican Legion Post after thememorial service.
Julius F., 85, of Delphos, Mass of ChristianBurial begins at 1:30 p.m. today atSt. John the Evangelist CatholicChurch, the Rev. Melvin Verhoff officiating. Burial will followat Resurrection Cemetery, withmilitary rites by the DelphosVeterans Council. Memorialsare for guide dogs for the blind.
Rita Elizabeth(Finn), 98, of Lima, Mass of Christian Burial begins at 10a.m. today at St. Rose CatholicChurch, the Rev. ThomasGorman officiating. Burialwill follow in GethsemaniCemetery. Friends may call foran hour prior to the service atthe church. Memorials are to St.Rose Catholic Church or the St.Francis Home, Tiffin.
Alvin E. 79, of Frontier, Mich., and formerlyof Delphos, Funeral serviceswill be held at 1 p.m. todayat Frontier United MethodistChurch. Interment in FrontierCemetery will be at a laterdate. Memorials are suggestedto Frontier Methodist Churchor the Hillsdale County SeniorCenter. Send condolences, togeorgewhitefuneralhome.com.
Luke, 98, of Landeck,Mass of Christian Burial willbegin at 10 a.m. Monday atSt. John the Baptist CatholicChurch, the Rev. Robert Killofficiating. Burial will be in thechurch cemetery.Friends may call from 2-4p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday atHarter and Schier FuneralHome, where a Rosary servicebegins at 7 p.m. and a parishwake is at 7:30 p.m.In lieu of flowers, dona-tions may be made to St. Rita’sHospital Foundation, St. Johnthe Baptist Catholic Church orSt. John’s Parish Foundation.
Kenneth Al,85, of Van Wert, funeral ser-vices will be held at 10:30 a.m.Monday at Alspach-GearhartFuneral Home and Crematoryin Van Wert. Burial will be inWoodlawn Cemetery in OhioCity. Friends may call from2-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeralhome. Preferred memorials areto donor’s choice.
Dec. 21, 1922-Jan. 26, 2012
Betty M. Lauer, 89, of Delphos, died at 11:55p.m. Thursday at St. Rita’sMedical Center.She was born Dec.21, 1922, in Delphos toAlbert and Leona (Gulker)Laudick.On Sept. 9, 1944, shemarried James Lauer, whosurvives in Delphos.Other survivors includeson Robert (Teri) Lauer of Delphos; daughters Judy(Tom) Hickey, Jo (Dan)Duncan and Lynn (John)Miller of Delphos andCarol (Dave) Grothouse of Waterville; sisters NormaMacDonald of Seattle andAlberta Sanders of Delphos;and grandchildren Patrick(Dawn) and Aimee Hickey,Jeff and Matt (Amy)Grothouse, Dani and JennDuncan and Kristen, Kaitiand Brittany Miller; andgreat grandchildren Keiraand Taryn Hickey and Haleeand Kayla Grothouse.She was preceded indeath by her sister, MargaretMueller, and broth-ers William and RobertLaudick.Mrs. Lauer was a home-maker and member of St.John the Evangelist CatholicChurch.Mass of Christian Burialbegins at 11 a.m. Mondayat St. John the EvangelistCatholic Church, the Revs.Melvin Verhoff and JacobGordon officiating. Burialwill follow in St. John’sCemetery.Friends may call from 2-8p.m. Sunday at Harter andSchier Funeral Home, wherethe parish wake begins at7:30 p.m.Memorials are to St. JohnSchools.
Betty M. Lauer
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NEW YORK (AP) —Twitter, a tool of choicefor dissidents and activistsaround the world, founditself the target of globaloutrage Friday after unveil-ing plans to allow country-specific censorship of tweetsthat might break local laws.It was a stunning rolereversal for a youthfulcompany that prides itself in promoting unfetteredexpression, 140 charactersat a time. Twitter insisted itscommitment to free speechremains firm, and sought toexplain the nuances of itspolicy, while critics — ina barrage of tweets — pro-posed a Twitter boycott anddemanded that the censor-ship initiative be scrapped.“This is very bad news,”tweeted Egyptian activ-ist Mahmoud Salem, whooperates under the nameSandmonkey. Later, hewrote, “Is it safe to say that(hash)Twitter is selling usout?”In China, where activistshave embraced Twitter eventhough it’s blocked inside thecountry, artist and activist AiWeiwei tweeted in responseto the news: “If Twitter cen-sors, I’ll stop tweeting.”One often-relayed tweetbore the headline of a Forbesmagazine technology blogitem: “Twitter CommitsSocial Suicide”San Francisco-basedTwitter, founded in 2006,depicted the new system asa step forward. Previously,when Twitter erased a tweet,it vanished throughout theworld. Under the new policy,a tweet breaking a law inone country can be takendown there and still be seenelsewhere.Twitter said it will post acensorship notice whenevera tweet is removed and willpost the removal requests itreceives from governments,companies and individuals atthe website chillingeffects.org.The critics are jumping tothe wrong conclusions, saidAlexander Macgilliviray,Twitter’s general counsel.“This is a good thing forfreedom of expression, trans-parency and accountabil-ity,” he said. “This launch isabout us keeping content upwhenever we can and to beextremely transparent withthe world when we don’t.I would hope people real-ize our philosophy hasn’tchanged.”Some defenders of Internet free expression cameto Twitter’s defense.
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