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2 – The Herald Saturday, March 31, 2012
For The Record
Vol. 142 No. 219
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald, Inc.Don Hemple, advertisingmanagerTiffany Brantley,
circulation managerThe Daily Herald(USPS 1525 8000) is publisheddaily except Sundays, Tuesdaysand Holidays.By carrier in Delphos andarea towns, or by rural motorroute where available $1.48 perweek. By mail in Allen, VanWert, or Putnam County, $97per year. Outside these counties$110 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 $1.48per 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
I don’t know about you but the Trayvon Martincase has me riveted. I’ve even allowed myself towatch HLN and actually pay attention to what theyare saying.When the shooting of a 17-year-old African-American boy by a 28-year-old half-Hispanic neigh-borhood watch guy first came to light, all you sawwere pictures of a smiling, baby-faced boy and themug shot of his shooter. I can call him that becauseno one is disputing that George Zimmerman shothim, least of all George Zimmerman.Zimmerman is saying it was self-defense. Heclaims he was attacked by Martin and feared forhis life. Martin’s family is saying the youth was just going to the store to gets snacks before watch-ing a game.Zimmerman was packing a 9mm. Martin hadpicked up Skittles and iced tea from the conve-nience store.That’s where I kind of got stuck. A young manwith Skittles and iced tea; an adult man with agun.At first glance, with shots of the two side byside, it was easy to make a hasty judgement aboutwhat happened that fateful night. The media lovesto break things down to good and evil. I knowI’m the media but perhaps gentler and kinder thansome.On the left you had the smiling Martin andon the right was a frowning, imposing-lookingZimmerman with the collar of a jailhouse jumpsuitshowing. One’s the victim; one’s the aggressor.The photos make it clear who is who.Or do they?The photo of Martin was several years old.More recent photos show him as 6 feet tall withseveral gold teeth and wearing a sleeveless T-shirt.He had also been suspended from school for mari- juana residue in his backpack.The photo of Zimmerman was six or sevenyears old and taken when he was booked on thecharge of assaulting a police officer. The chargewas later dropped. Newer photos show him clean-shaven in a suit and tie and several pounds thinner.We know you can’t judge a book by its cover.We’ve heard it enough and most of us have experi-enced that moment when something is nothing likewhat we thought it was.Why the Trayvon Martin shooting is so impor-tant is because the nation is waiting to see the justice system work. We need to find the truth. Alot of people aren’t looking for “the truth,” they’relooking for their truth. Very different.People change. Trayvon Martin was no fresh-faced kid. George Zimmerman seemed to havemade better choices with his life.One thing’s for sure, we’ll never know whatreally happened that night. But what we do know isthat everything isn’t always what it appears to be atfirst glance. Zimmerman wasn’t arrested that night.Police seemed to believe his claim of self-defense.He was also treated for injuries.Martin can’t tell us his version. The family issaying he was a good kid and the only smudgeon the linen is the marijuana thing. Not such ashocking thing for a 17-year-old. Just look at thenumbers.I hope it all gets sorted out. I want the right thingto happen here. If Zimmerman did feel his life wasin danger, I feel he had the right to defend himself.If he was a gung-ho neighborhood vigilante, heneeds to pay for his actions.Sounds so simple, doesn’t it, when really, notso much.
Delphos City Schools
Grab and go lunches areavailable every day and must beordered by 9:00 a.m.Week of April 2-6Monday: Franklin: SloppyJoe sandwich; Middle & Senior:Deli sandwich; chips, vegetable,sherbet, lowfat milk.Tuesday: Nachos w/cheeseand meatsauce, breadsticks, mixedvegetables, fruit, lowfat milk.Wednesday: Pepperoni pizza,tossed salad, fruit, lowfat milk.Thursday: Spaghetti withmeatsauce, garlic bread, veg-etable, applesauce cup, lowfatmilk.Friday: No school.
Week of April 2-6Monday: Hamburger sand-wich/ pickle and onion or coldmeat sandwich, assorted fries,salad, pears, milk.Tuesday: Chicken wrap/ let-tuce/ tomato/ cheese or BBQ ribsandwich, green beans, salad,peaches, milk.Wednesday: Stuffed crustpepperoni pizza or cold meatsandwich, carrots/ dip, salad,applesauce cup, milk.Thursday: Meatball sub or Italian grilled chicken sandwich,corn, salad, strawberry short-cake, milk.Friday: No school.
Week of April 2-6Monday: Hamburger sand-wich, potato rounds, strawberriesor applesauce, milk.Tuesday: Pizza, corn, fruit,milk.Wednesday: Breaded chick-en nuggets, butter/peanut but-ter bread, mashed potatoes andgravy, fruit, milk.Thursday: Chili soup, crack-ers, butter/peanut butter bread,carrot sticks, fruit, milk.Friday: No school.
Week of April 2-6Monday - Friday - No school.
Week of April 2-6Monday - Friday - No school.
Week of April 2-6Monday: Shredded beef andcheese sandwich, curly fries,applesauce, milk.Tuesday: Soft shell beef tacow/toppings, chips and salsa,peaches, milk.Wednesday: Johnny Marzetti,salad w/veggies, garlic bread,pineapple, milk.Thursday: Cheese pizza,green beans, applesauce, milk.Friday: No school. GoodFriday.
On theOther hand
PatriciaA., 68, of Delphos, Mass of Christian Burial will beginat 10:30 a.m. today at St.John the Evangelist CatholicChurch, the Rev. MelvinVerhoff officiating. Burialwill be in ResurrectionCemetery. Memorial con-tributions may be made toSt. John’s Foundation orDelphos Community HealthProfessionals.
Richard J.,66, of Lexington, Mass of Christian Burial will be cel-ebrated at 10:30 a.m. todayat Resurrection Parish withFr. Nelson Beaver officiating.Burial will follow in MansfieldCemetery with military honorsprovided by Richland CountyJoint Veterans Burial Detail.In lieu of flowers, memorialcontributions may be made tothe American Cancer Societyor the Diabetes Association.
Why Trayvon is important
Panel backs sharingstudies of lab-made bird flu
By MALCOLM RITTERThe Associated Press
NEW YORK — TheU.S. government’s biosecu-rity advisers said Friday theysupport publishing researchstudies showing how scien-tists made new easy-to-spreadforms of bird flu because thestudies, now revised, don’treveal details bioterroristscould use.The decision couldend a debate that began inDecember when the govern-ment took the unprecedentedstep of asking the scientistsnot to publicize all the detailsof their work.The research, by twoscientific teams — one inWisconsin, the other in theNetherlands — was fundedby the United States. It wasan effort to learn more aboutthe potential threat frombird flu in Asia. The virusso far doesn’t spread easilyamong people. But the newlab-made viruses spread eas-ily among ferrets, suggest-ing they would also spreadamong humans.Last year, after reviewingearlier versions of the papers,the National Science AdvisoryBoard for Biosecurity saidpublishing full details wouldbe too risky. The federal gov-ernment agreed.Scientists around theworld debated the matter.Many argued that full pub-lication would help scientiststrack dangerous mutations innatural bird flu viruses andtest vaccines and treatments.On Friday, board mem-bers, meeting in Washington,announced they are satisfiedwith the revised papers. Thepanel’s advice now goesto the U.S. Department of Health and Human Servicesfor a decision.The board unanimouslysupported publication of one study, led by YoshihiroKawaoka, of the Universityof Wisconsin. By majorityvote it supported publicationof the key parts of a secondstudy, from Ron Fouchier,of the Erasmus MedicalCenter in Rotterdam, theNetherlands.In an email, Kawaoka saidthe revisions to his paper“were mainly a more in-depthexplanation of the signifi-cance of the findings to pub-lic health and a description of the laboratory biosafety andbiosecurity.”Editors of the journalsScience and Nature, whichplan to publish the works,said they were pleased by therecommendation.“Subject to any outstand-ing regulatory and legalissues, we intend to proceedwith publication as soonas possible,” said PhilipCampbell, editor-in-chief of Nature.The manmade viruses arelocked in high-security labs.Publication in scientific jour-nals is how scientists sharetheir work so that their col-leagues can build on it, per-haps finding ways to bettermonitor and thwart bird flu inthe wild, for example.CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries weredrawn Friday:Mega Millions2-4-23-38-46, Mega Ball:23Megaplier - 3Pick 3 Evening - 3-7-7Pick 3 Midday - 0-2-2Pick 4 Evening - 2-4-8-2Pick 4 Midday - 2-4-4-8PowerballEstimated jackpot: $60millionRolling Cash 531-33-35-36-37Estimated jackpot:$100,000Ten OH Evening01-07-08-09-10-12-18-21-22-28-34-40-55-58-60-62-72-74-75-80Ten OH Midday03-14-18-19-20-33-34-37-42-43-44-48-50-51-53-63-69-73-74-78