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2 – The Herald Friday, March 30, 2012
For The Record
Vol. 142 No. 218
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald, Inc.Don Hemple,advertising manager
,circulation managerThe Daily Herald (USPS 15258000) is published daily exceptSundays and Holidays.By carrier in Delphos andarea towns, or by rural motorroute where available $2.09 perweek. By mail in Allen, VanWert, or Putnam County, $105per year. Outside these counties$119 per year.Entered in the post officein Delphos, Ohio 45833 asPeriodicals, postage paid atDelphos, Ohio.No mail subscriptions will beaccepted in towns or villageswhere The Daily Herald papercarriers or motor routes providedaily home delivery for $2.09per week.405 North Main St.TELEPHONE 695-0015Office Hours8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.POSTMASTER:Send address changesto THE DAILY HERALD,405 N. Main St.Delphos, Ohio 45833
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Bluegrass legend EarlScruggs dies at 88 in Tenn.
High temperature Thursdayin Delphos was 55 degrees,low was 38. High a year agotoday was 35, low was 26.Record high for today is 80,set in 1998. Record low is 15,set in 1923.
By CHRIS TALBOTTThe Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Itis impossible to overstate theimportance of Earl Scruggs toAmerican music. A pioneeringbanjo player who helped cre-ate modern country music, hissound is instantly recognizableand as intrinsically wrappedin the tapestry of the genreas Johnny Cash’s baritone orHank Williams’ heartbreak.Scruggs passed awayWednesday morning at 88 of natural causes. The legacy hehelped build with bandleaderBill Monroe, guitarist LesterFlatt and the rest of the BlueGrass Boys was evident allaround Nashville, where hedied in an area hospital. Hisstring-bending, mind-blowingway of picking helped trans-form a regional sound into anational passion.“It’s not just bluegrass,it’s American music,” blue-grass fan turned country starDierks Bentley said. “There’s17- or 18-year-old kids turningon today’s country music andhearing that banjo and theyhave no idea where that camefrom. That sound has probablyalways been there for themand they don’t realize someoneinvented that three-finger rollstyle of playing. You hear iteverywhere.”Country music has tran-scended its regional roots,become a billion-dollar musicand tourist enterprise, andevolved far beyond the clas-sic sound Monroe and TheBlue Grass Boys blasted outover the radio on The GrandOle Opry on Dec. 8, 1945.Though he would eventuallyinfluence American culture inwide-ranging ways, Scruggshad no way of knowing this ashe nervously prepared for hisfirst show with Monroe. The21-year-old wasn’t sure howhis new picking style wouldgo over.“I’d heard The Grand OleOpry and there was tremendousexcitement for me just to be onThe Grand Ole Opry,” Scruggsrecalled during a 2010 inter-view at Ryman Auditorium,where that “big bang” momentoccurred. “I just didn’t knowif or how well I’d be acceptedbecause there’d never beenanybody to play banjo like mehere. There was Stringbeanand Grandpa Jones. Most of them were comedians.”There was nothing jokeyabout the way Scruggs attackedhis “fancy five-string banjo,”as Opry announcer George D.Hayes called it. In a perfor-mance broadcast to much of the country but unfortunatelylost to history, he scorched theearth and instantly changedcountry music. With Monroeon mandolin and Flatt on gui-tar, the pace was a real jolt toattendees and radio listenersfar away, and in some waysthe speed and volume he laiddown predicted the power of electric music.Scruggs’ use of three fin-gers — in place of the limitedclawhammer style once preva-lent — elevated the banjo froma part of the rhythm section —or a even a comedian’s prop —to a lead instrument that was asversatile as the guitar and farmore flashy.Country great PorterWagoner probably summed upScruggs’ importance best of all: “I always felt like Earl wasto the five-string banjo whatBabe Ruth was to baseball. Heis the best there ever was, andthe best there ever will be.”His string-bending and leadruns became known worldwideas “the Scruggs picking style”and the versatility it allowedhas helped popularize the banjobeyond the traditional bluegrassand country forms. Today thebanjo can be found in almost anygenre, largely due to the way hefreed its players to experimentand find new space.That was exactly what RalphStanley had in mind when hefirst heard Scruggs lay it down.A legendary banjo player inhis own right, Stanley said ina 2011 interview that he wasinspired by Scruggs when hefirst heard him over the radioafter returning home from mil-itary service in Germany.“I wasn’t doing any play-ing,” Stanley said. “When I gotdischarged I began listening toBill and Earl was with him.I already had a banjo at thattime, but of course I wantedto do the three-finger roll. Iknew Earl was the best, but Ididn’t want to sound like him.I wanted to do that style, but Iwanted to sound the way I feltand that’s what I tried to do.”Flowers were placed on hisstar on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday morning.Scruggs earned that starwhen he and Flatt weavedthemselves into the fabric of American culture in the 1950sand ‘60s.Flatt and Scruggs teamedas a bluegrass act after leavingMonroe from the late 1940s untilbreaking up in 1969 in a disputeover whether their music shouldexperiment or stick to tradition.Flatt died in 1979.They were best known fortheir 1949 recording “FoggyMountain Breakdown,” playedin the 1967 movie “Bonnie andClyde,” and “The Ballad of JedClampett” from “The BeverlyHillbillies,” the popular TVseries that debuted in 1962.Jerry Scoggins did the singing.For many viewers, the end-lessly hummable theme songwas their first introduction tocountry music.In 2005, “Foggy MountainBreakdown” was selectedfor the Library of Congress’National Recording Registryof works of unusual merit.The following year, the 1972Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s “Willthe Circle Be Unbroken,” onwhich Scruggs was one of many famous guest perform-ers, joined the list, too.
A boy was born March29 to Douglas and DawnBockrath of Cloverdale.
March 19, 1936-March 27, 2012
Anna Clay, 76, of Delphos,died at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday atVancrest Healthcare Center inVan Wert, with her daughterat her side.She was born March 19,1936, in Atlantic City, N.J., toMartin Edmund and CarolineMarie (Ritzheimer) Burke.She was married to EugeneL. Clay, who preceded her indeath.Arrangements are beingmade out of town.Flowers and condolencescan be sent to her daughter,Joanne Acosta, 237 W. ClimeSt., Delphos OH 45833.
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTONIGHT:
Cloudy with a40 percent chance of light rainin the evening. Then mostlycloudy overnight. Lows in themid 30s. Northeast winds 10to 15 mph.
Mostlycloudy in the morning thenbecoming partly cloudy. Highsin the lower 50s. Northeastwinds 5 to 15 mph.
:Mostly clear. Lows in thelower 40s. Southeast winds 5to 10 mph shifting to the southovernight.
: Partly cloudywith a 30 percent chance of showers. Warmer. Highs inthe mid 70s. Southwest winds5 to 15 mph.
PatriciaA., 68, of Delphos, Mass of Christian Burial will beginat 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St.John the Evangelist CatholicChurch, the Rev. MelvinVerhoff officiating. Burial willbe in Resurrection Cemetery.Friends may call from 2-8p.m. today at Harter andSchier Funeral Home, wherea CLC service will be heldat 3 p.m. and a parish wakeservice at 7:30 p.m. Memorialcontributions may be madeto St. John’s Foundation orDelphos Community HealthProfessionals.
Richard J.,66, of Lexington, Mass of Christian Burial will be cel-ebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturdayat Resurrection Parish withFr. Nelson Beaver officiating.Burial will follow in MansfieldCemetery with military hon-ors provided by RichlandCounty Joint Veterans BurialDetail. Friends may call from4 - 8 p.m. today at Herlihy-Chambers Funeral Home, 173Park Avenue West, Mansfield,with a vigil service at 4 p.m.In lieu of flowers, memorialcontributions may be made tothe American Cancer Societyor the Diabetes Association.
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Judge ends Lohan’s probation
By ANTHONYMcCARTNEYThe Associated Press
LOS ANGELES —Lindsay Lohan’s days as acriminal defendant could beover — if she can behaveherself.A judge on Thursdayended the long-running pro-bation of the problem-proneactress in a 2007 drunkendriving case after a string of violations, jail sentences andrehab stints.The 25-year-old actresswill remain on informal pro-bation for taking a necklacewithout permission last year,but will no longer have a pro-bation officer or face travelrestrictions and weekly shiftscleaning up at the morgue.Lohan, wearing a powderblue suit and black blouse, letout a sigh of relief as she leftJudge Stephanie Sautner’scourtroom, possibly for thelast time.“I just want to say thankyou for being fair,” Lohan toldthe judge. “It’s really opened alot of doors for me.”The judge said she wasn’tgoing to lecture the actress,but gave her some partingadvice.“You need to live your lifein a more mature way, stopthe nightclubbing and focuson your work,” Sautner said.She reminded Lohan thatshe will remain on informalprobation until May 2014 inthe necklace case and couldface up to 245 days in jail if she gets into trouble again.Still, the end of probationleft Lohan looking relieved.She hugged her attorney,Shawn Holley, before leavingthe courtroom, and was beam-ing by the time she walkedpast the rows of cameraswaiting for her outside thecourthouse near Los AngelesInternational Airport.Sautner’s regimen of morgue duty, therapy andmonthly court dates helpedLohan weather the drunk-en driving case. The judgeopened the hearing by callingthe case “endless.”Lohan is now free to focuson her career for the first timesince May 2010, when shemissed a court appearanceand was later jailed for failingto complete the terms of hersentence.The “Mean Girls” starhas struggled with the caseand her career since the twodrunken driving arrests in2007.She had small appear-ances in films and did somemodeling but came nowherenear her heyday as the starof Disney films and moviesaimed at teens and youngadults.Her career is already show-ing signs of a comeback. Sheis due to guest star on anupcoming episode of “Glee,”recently hosted a highly ratedbut criticized episode of “Saturday Night Live,” and isset to star as Elizabeth Taylorin a television movie.“Lindsay is already talkingabout her next few projects,”her spokesman Steve Honigwrote in a statement afterthe hearing. “She is ready tostart the next chapter in herlife and get back to work anddoing what she loves to do —making movies.”