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Vol. 142 No. 203
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Students can pick up theirawards in their school offices.St. John’s Scholar of theDay is TeresaPohlman.CongratulationsTeresa!Jefferson’s Scholar of theDay is ElijahLucas.CongratulationsElijah!
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7/12/23 - 3/08/02We love and miss you, Bill, Janice & Kids
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High temperature Thursdayin Delphos was 60 degrees,low was 33. Rainfall wasrecorded at .39 inch. High ayear ago today was 50, lowwas 44. Record high for todayis 66, set in 1986. Record lowis -16, set in 1984.
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTONIGHT
: Mostly clear.Lows in the lower 20s. Northwinds 5 to 15 mph shiftingto the east 5 to 10 mph aftermidnight.
: Mostlysunny. Not as cool. Highs inthe lower 50s. South winds 5to 15 mph.
:Mostly clear. Not as cold.Lows in the mid 30s. Southwestwinds 5 to 15 mph.
: Mostly sunnyin the morning then becomingpartly cloudy. Highs in thelower 60s. South winds 5 to15 mph.
: Mostlycloudy with a 50 percentchance of showers. Lows inthe upper 40s.
: Showers likely.Highs in the lower 60s. Chanceof precipitation 60 percent.
:Partly cloudy with a 20 per-cent chance of showers. Lowsin the lower 50s.
: Partly cloudy. Highsin the mid 60s. Lows in thelower 50s.
: Partlycloudy with a 20 percentchance of showers and storms.Highs around 70.
:Mostly cloudy with a 40percent chance of showers,storms. Lows in the mid 50s.
Loretta Marie Hoffman,85, formerly of Delphos, diedSunday at Windsor of CapeCoral Nursing Home in CapeCoral, Fla.She was born in Ottoville.Her parents were Walter andMary (Krieger) Calvelage.Survivors include sonsCarl Hoffman of Lima andDonald (Dawn) Hoffman of Montgomery, Ala.; daughterTheresa Hoffman of CapeCoral; sister Rita Weis of Ottawa; sister-in-law ManetaCalvelage of Delphos; numer-ous nieces and nephews, cous-ins and friends; and grandchil-dren Luke and Cole Hempflingof Cape Coral, Rachell (Matt)Moodie of Wesley Chapel,Fla. and Benjamin Dean of Montgomery, Ala.She was preceded in deathby her husband Louis; brothersEugene, Othmar and LeanderCalvelage.She owned and operatedModern Beauty Salon inDelphos and Village Salonin Ottoville and worked atVancrest Health Care Centerin Delphos until she retired atage 77.A loving wife, mother andgrandmother, she lit up theroom with her warm smile.Mass of Christian Burialwill begin at 11 a.m. Mondayat St. John the EvangelistCatholic Church. Burial willbe in St. Joseph Cemetery inFort Jennings.Friends may call one hourprior to services Monday atthe church.Memorials are to HopeHospice at hopehospice.org.Arrangements are by Harterand Schier Funeral Home.
Tabatha Sue(Stant), 42, of Ruskin, Fla.,and formerly of Delphos,graveside services will be heldat noon Saturday at WalnutGrove Cemetery.
Thomas H.,“Tom,” funeral services willbegin at 2:30 p.m. Saturdayat Thomas E. Bayliff FuneralHome in Spencerville, theRev. John Medaugh offici-ating. Burial will follow atWright Cemetery in JenningsTownship, with gravesiderites by the SpencervilleVFW and American Legionposts. Friends may callfrom 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.today and for an hour priorto the service at the funeralhome. Memorials are to theAmerican Heart Associationin care of the funeral home.
UN to survey healthneeds in 4 Syrian cities
By JOHN HEILPRINThe Associated Press
GENEVA — The Syriangovernment will allow theUnited Nations to assess thebasic medical needs of Syriansin four areas where opposi-tion forces have clashed withgovernment troops and toalso carry out a preliminaryhumanitarian needs assess-ment, officials said today.But the rare access to strife-torn areas of Syria gainedby two U.N. agencies forhealth and population needsdepends on the cooperationof local medical students,Syrian Arab Red Crescentaid workers and other non-government organizations toconduct the survey.A third U.N. agency,for humanitarian needs,announced today it hadgained access for its own pre-liminary assessment.For the past year, Syria’sgovernment has engagedin a bloody crackdown ona popular uprising inspiredby the Arab Spring move-ments in other countries inthe region. The U.N. saysmore than 7,500 people havebeen killed. Activists put thedeath toll at more than 8,000.World Health Organizationspokesman Tarik Jasarevicsays a “very preliminaryand basic survey” overseenby his agency and the U.N.Population Fund will be car-ried out next week with thecooperation of Syria’s healthministry.Medical students and aidworkers will fan out in fourareas affected by the crisis:the rebellious city of Homs,the southern town of Daraawhere protests began, thenortheastern city of Deir al-Zour and rural parts of thecapital Damascus, he toldreporters in Geneva.“It is very difficult to assessneeds and provide an inde-pendent evaluation in orderto get a clear overview of thesituation and the needs on theground,” Jasarevic said. “Theresults will be analyzed bya technical committee com-posed of most of the agenciesof the health sector.”In particular, he said, localaid workers say they alreadyknow there is a critical lack of medical help ranging from notenough ambulances to sparsemedicine and other supplies,particularly for trauma careand chronic diseases.The U.N. health agencysays that since the start of thecrisis last year its office inSyria has been providing thenation’s health ministry andthe Red Crescent with ambu-lances, surgery supplies, andequipment such as ventilatorsand incubators for newbornbabies.The U.N. Office for theCoordination of HumanitarianAffairs, which has been nego-tiating for access in Syria,said today it has gained per-mission to take a “first step”toward providing badly need-ed medical help, food andbasic supplies.After a three-day tour of Syria that included Homs andparts of its devastated suburbof Baba Amr, OCHA headValerie Amos said in Ankara,Turkey, that she was “horri-fied by the destruction.”“Almost all the buildingshad been destroyed and therewere hardly any people leftthere,” she said.
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weather.“We gear up every yearas soon as the bad weatherbreaks, then we catch ourbreath by about October orNovember,” he said. “It allreally depends on the weath-er. Winter does its ownpest control. With the mildweather we’ve had, I predictthis year will be a bad one.”An exterminator’s arsenalconsists of various chemicalagents and pesticides thatcan be dangerous in inexpe-rienced hands. Stanley sayssafety is a primary concern.“The Ohio Department of Agriculture oversees us andthey have a plethora of rulesand regulations, which is agood thing. They say ‘thelabel is the law’ and we takethat seriously. When you’reworking with pesticides it’sgood to do everything by thebook,” he said.The thing Stanley lovesmost about his job is thefeeling he gets after a jobwell done.“When you know you’vehelped a customer, whenyou’ve calmed them downand you get to see the lookon their face, it’s very sat-isfying,” he said. “To us,this stuff isn’t a big dealbut to a lot of people, it’slife threatening. Not every-one is made up to do this. Itmakes you feel like you’veaccomplished something.I’m not sure I’d put it upwith death and taxes but thisis a job that’ll be around fora while.”Stanley lives in Van Wertwith is wife Kathy. He hasone step-son, Todd Daniels.
Health uncertainties tormentJapanese in nuke zone
By YURI KAGEYAMAThe Associated Press
FUKUSHIMA, Japan —Yoshiko Ota keeps her win-dows shut. She never hangsher laundry outdoors. Fearfulof birth defects, she warnsher daughters: Never havechildren.This is life with radiation,nearly one year after a tsu-nami-hit nuclear power plantbegan spewing it into Ota’sneighborhood, 40 miles (60kilometers) away. She’s soworried that she has brokenout in hives.“The government spokes-man keeps saying there areno IMMEDIATE healtheffects,” the 48-year-old nurs-ery school worker says. “He’snot talking about 10 years or20 years later. He must thinkthe people of Fukushima arefools.“It’s not really OK to livehere,” she says. “But we livehere.”Ota takes metabolism-enhancing pills in hopes of flushing radiation out of herbody. To limit her exposure,she goes out of her way tobuy vegetables that are notgrown locally. She spends10,000 yen ($125) a monthon bottled water to avoid thetap water. She even mail-ordered a special machine todehusk her family’s rice.Not everyone resorts tosuch measures, but a sense of unease pervades the residentsof Fukushima. Some havemoved away. Everyone elseknows they are living with aninvisible enemy.Radiation is still leak-ing from the now-closedFukushima Dai-ichi nuclearplant, though at a slower pacethan it did in the weeks afterthe March 11 earthquake andtsunami. It’s not immediatelyfatal but could show up ascancer or other illnesses yearslater.The uncertainty breedsfear. Some experts say therisks are quite low outsidethe 20-kilometer (12-mile)no-go zone, and people cantake steps to protect them-selves, such as limiting intakeof locally grown food, notlingering in radiation “hotspots” such as around gut-ters and foliage, and periodi-cally living outside the area.But risks are much higher forchildren, and no one can sayfor sure what level of expo-sure is safe.What’s clear is Fukushimawill be a test case that theworld is watching for long-term exposure to low-doseradiation.More than 280,000 peoplelive in Fukushima city alone,though some have left, andmany more live in surround-ing towns, including many of the 100,000 who have beenevacuated from the no-gozone.“People are scared todeath,” says WolfgangWeiss, chairman of the U.N.Scientific Committee on theEffects of Atomic Radiation,which is studying Fukushima.“They are thinking, ’Tell me.Is it good or bad?’ We can’ttell them. ... Life is risky.”
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March 7 — Kim McCabeTraditional St. Patrick’s Dayfood includes, Irish soda bread,corned beef and cabbage, Irishstew, and of course, Guinness(beer).