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2A– The Herald Monday, April 30, 2012
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The Delphos Herald wantsto correct published errors inits news, sports and featurearticles. To inform the news-room of a mistake in publishedinformation, call the editorialdepartment at 419-695-0015.Corrections will be publishedon this page.
Vol. 142 No. 240
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general manager,Delphos Herald Inc.Don Hemple, advertising managerTiffany Brantley
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Students can pick up theirawards in their school offices.St. John’s Scholars of theDay are AnnetteKlausing andKylie Fritz.CongratulationsAnnette and Kylie!Jefferson’s Scholars of theDay are MeganHarlan andKennedy Boggs.CongratulationsMegan and Kennedy!
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The high temperatureSunday in Delphos was 66 andthe low was 35. A year agotoday, the high was 58 and thelow was 41. The record highfor today is 84, set in 1970and the record low of 30 wasset in 1977.
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Mostly cloudywith a 40 percent chance of showers and storms in theevening then partly cloudyovernight. Patchy fog over-night. Lows in the lower 50s.West winds 5 to 10 mph shift-ing to the north overnight.
: Partly cloudy.Patchy fog in the morning.Chance of showers and a slightchance of a thunderstorm inthe afternoon. Highs in themid 70s. Southeast winds 5 to10 mph. Chance of measur-able precipitation 30 percent.
Becoming mostly cloudy. A40 percent chance of showersand thunderstorms. Lows inthe lower 60s. South winds 5to 10 mph.
: Partlycloudy in the morning thenmostly sunny with a 20 per-cent chance of showers andthunderstorms in the after-noon. Highs in the mid 80s.Southwest winds 10 to 20mph.
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WASHINGTON —Japanese Prime MinisterYoshihiko Noda, in his meet-ing today with PresidentBarack Obama, is looking toreaffirm Japan’s strong alli-ance with the U.S. and boosthis leadership credentials ashis popularity flags at home.Noda, who came to powerin September and is Japan’ssixth prime minister in sixyears, faces huge challengesin reviving a long-slumber-ing economy and helpinghis nation recover from theworst nuclear crisis sinceChernobyl.His Oval Office meet-ing and working lunch withObama, to be followed bya gala dinner hosted bySecretary of State HillaryRodham Clinton, could offerNoda some brief relief fromdomestic woes. The two sidesare determined to show thatU.S.-Japan ties are as closeas ever, particularly after theassistance the U.S. lent fol-lowing the massive March2011 earthquake and tsunamithat triggered a meltdown at anuclear plant.The U.S. alliance withJapan, the world’s third-larg-est economy, is at the coreof Obama’s expanded engage-ment in Asia — a diplomaticthrust motivated in part by adesire to counter the growingeconomic and military cloutof strategic rival China.The U.S. has about 50,000troops in Japan, and both sidesnever tire of saying that theirdefense cooperation underpinsregional peace and security.Among the issues for dis-cussion will be North Korea’srecent failed rocket launchand expectation it couldsoon undertake its third-evernuclear test. They will alsodiscuss democratic reformsin Myanmar and the interna-tional pressure on Iran over itsnuclear program.Noda is the first Japaneseleader to be hosted at theWhite House since hisDemocratic Party of Japan,which had an initially awk-ward relationship withWashington, came to powerin the fall of 2009. Whenthe party came to power in2009, it had favored a foreignpolicy more independent of the United States.Obama and Noda will holda joint news conference.Noda is seen in Washingtonas capable and practical, andthe Obama administration willbe hoping he can weather hispolitical problems and stickaround longer than his imme-diate predecessors. His pollnumbers have dwindled tobelow 30 percent as he pushesan unpopular rise in a con-sumption tax to tackle Japan’svast national debt and loom-ing social security crisis tocope with the nation’s agingpopulation.Days before Noda’s visit,the U.S. and Japan announcedan agreement on shifting about9,000 Marines stationed on theJapanese island of Okinawa.The plan would spread U.S.forces more widely in theAsia-Pacific as part of a rebal-ancing of U.S. defense pri-orities after a decade of war inIraq and Afghanistan.It is a move also aimed ateasing what Okinawans viewas a burdensome U.S. mili-tary presence and goes someway to ameliorate a long-termirritant in bilateral relations.But there’s still no timetableand the plan faces oppositionin Okinawa and in the U.S.Congress.No breakthroughs on tradewere anticipated at today’ssummit. In November, Nodasignaled Japan’s interest inthe Trans-Pacific Partnership,a pact under negotiation bynine nations and a key plankin U.S. trade strategy to crankup its exports to supportAmerica’s fragile recoveryafter the global slowdown.While Noda is believedto be personally supportiveof declaring Japan’s intent to join the talks, he faces oppo-sition at home, even withinhis own party. The pact coulddemand an assault on theheavy subsidies enjoyed byJapan’s farmers.2 anniversary of the night raid.U.S. helicopters swoopeddown on bin Laden’s com-pound in the Pakistani armytown of Abbottabad, killinghim, one of his sons, twocouriers and their wives.The last view forAmericans of the mastermindbehind the Sept. 11 attackswas that of a wizened oldman sitting in front of anold television, wrapped in ablanket.The world may neversee photographic proof of his death. U.S. DistrictJudge James E. Boasberg inWashington ruled last weekthat the Obama administra-tion, under the Freedom of Information Act, would nothave to turn over images of bin Laden during or after theraid.“Verbal descriptions of the death and burial of OsamaBin Laden will have to suf-fice,” Boasberg wrote in hisruling on the lawsuit by thepublic interest group JudicialWatch.Bin Laden’s killing andal-Qaida’s stumbling effortsto regroup are now thenational security centerpieceof President Barack Obama’sre-election campaign.The White House fre-quently cites the president’sdecision to approve the raid,with only a 50-50 chancethat bin Laden was even atthe compound. Obama couldhave gone down in history asthe man who put the NavySEALs and the relationshipwith Pakistan in jeopardy,while failing to catch the al-Qaida leader.“Al-Qaida was and is ourNo. 1 enemy,” White Housespokesman Jay Carney saidlast week. “So it’s a partof his foreign policy record,obviously, but it’s also partof a very serious endeavor tokeep our country safe.”How safe remains in ques-tion.U.S. officials say al-Qaidais less able to carry out acomplex attack like Sept. 11and they rule out al-Qaida’sability to attack with weaponsof mass destruction in thecoming year. These officialsspoke on condition of ano-nymity because they say pub-licly identifying themselvescould make them a target of the terrorist group.U.S. counterterrorist forc-es have killed roughly half of al-Qaida’s top 20 leaderssince the raid. That includesU.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, killed by a dronein Yemen last September,less than six months after binLaden’s death.Only a few of the originalal-Qaida team remain, andmost of the new names on theU.S. target lists are relativeunknowns, officials say.“The last terror attack wasseven years ago in Londonand they haven’t had anymajor attacks in the U.S.”says Peter Bergen, an al-Qai-da expert who once met binLaden. “They are recruitingno-hopers and dead-enders.”
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There is simply no disput-ing that wearing a safety beltcan save your life. That iswhy the Ohio State HighwayPatrol is encouraging allmotorists to buckle-up. In2011 nearly 65 percent of the people killed on Ohio’sroadways were not wearinga safety belt. During the firstthree months of 2012, safetybelt citations by Ohio troop-ers are up 19 percent over2011 — and during this timeunbelted traffic fatalitiesdecreases by 16 percent.“It’s simple — safety beltssave lives and reduce injuryin crashes,” said Lt. BrantZemelka, commander of theLima Post. “It is the easiestthing you can do to protectyourself, your family andyour friends.”According to the NationalHighway Traffic SafetyAdministration, safety beltssave over 13,000 lives everyyear and remain the singlemost effective thing you cando to protect yourself in acrash.Choosing to wear a safetybelt is a personal choice andOhio’s safety belt compliancerate indicates that motoristsare doing so more now thanever.According to Ohio’s2010 Observational SeatBelt Survey, 83.8 percent of motorists were found to bein compliance with Ohio’ssafety belt law. This is asignificant increase fromthe 72.9 percent observedin 2002. While these rateshave steadily increased, fartoo many Ohioans still do notbuckle-up.Ohio’s safety belt lawremains a secondary viola-tion, however troopers contin-ue zero tolerance enforcementwhen motorists are stopped forother violations and are foundnot be wearing their belt.Troopers ask that youwear your safety belt everytime and insist that those whotravel with you buckle-up aswell.CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries weredrawn Sunday:
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Louis L. Rode, 96, of Landeck, died Saturday, at hisresidence.He was born Dec. 18, 1915,in Landeck, to Sylvester andLeona (Rahrig) Rode, whopreceded him in death.He married VeronicaFuerst, who died in 1999.In 2003, he married MaxineButler, who survives.Survivors include sonsDaniel (Giovanna) Rode of St.Louis, Mo. and Larry (Olga)Rode of Landeck; daughtersJudith Allemeier and Linda(Jack) Gorman of Delphos;stepsons Dave (Jean) Butlerof Front Royal, Va. andJohn Wesley (Sheila) Butlerof Mendon; stepdaughtersDarlene (Bob) Cramer of Celina and Annette (Tony)Cooper of Overbrook, Kan.;brothers Theodore Rodeof Coldwater, Mich. andSylvester Rode Jr. of FortJennings.10 grandchildren CraigAllemeier, Steve Backus,Brenda Hoersten, Jay Gorman,Joseph, James and JonathanRode, Natalie Grothouse,Kristin Spicer and NicholasRode; 14 great-grandchildren;nine stepgrandchildren; threestepgreat-grandchildren.He was preceded indeath by a brother, NorbertQuentin Rode; three sisters,Sylvia Martin, Zita Martinand Audrey Etgen; and a son,Roger Rode.Mr. Rode was a lifelongfarmer. He was a member of St. John the Baptist CatholicChurch in Landeck. He was apast member of the Landeckchapter of the CatholicKnights of Ohio. He servedin the U.S. Army and was aveteran of World War II. Heenjoyed woodworking, espe-cially turning wood on a lathe.He enjoyed fishing. He wasa musician who played thesaxophone and clarinet.Mass of Christian Burialwill begin at 11 a.m. Tuesdayat St. John the Baptist CatholicChurch. Burial will be in thechurch cemetery.Friends may call from6-8 p.m. today at Harter andSchier Funeral Home, wherethe parish wake will begin at7:30 p.m.Memorial contributionsmay be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
A boy was born on April27 to Laura and MatthewOsting of Delphos at St. Rita’sMedical Center.
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Even those Pakistani offi-cials believed to support theattacks often protest them inpublic because they are sounpopular in the country.Many Pakistanis believe theymost kill civilians, an allega-tion disputed by the U.S. andindependent research.A Pakistani intelligenceofficial said the most recentstrike seemed to be a messagefrom the U.S.“It’s a message that thingsare going to continue as usualirrespective of what we say,”said the official, speaking oncondition of anonymity becauseof the sensitivity of the issue.It’s not the first time theU.S. has ignored Pakistan’sparliament, which has calledfor the drone strikes to endsince 2008.President Barack Obamasignificantly ramped up strikesin Pakistan when he took officein 2009, and while the U.S.has said little publicly aboutthe attacks, American officialshave argued in private thatthey are critical to targetingTaliban and al-Qaida fighterswho threaten the West.Drones are not the onlyissue complicating Pakistan’sdecision to reopen the NATOsupply lines.
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Today is Monday, April 30,the 121st day of 2012. There are245 days left in the year.
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On April 30, 1812, Louisiana(formerly the Territory of Orleans) became the 18th stateof the Union.
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In 1789, George Washingtontook office in New York as thefirst president of the UnitedStates.In 1803, the United Statespurchased the LouisianaTerritory from France for 60million francs, the equivalent of about $15 million.In 1900, engineer John Luther“Casey” Jones of the IllinoisCentral Railroad died in a trainwreck near Vaughan, Miss.,after staying at the controls ina successful effort to save thepassengers.In 1911, a fire broke out inBangor, Maine, destroying muchof the downtown area before itwas brought under control thenext morning; two deaths wereblamed on the blaze.In 1912, Universal Studioshad its beginnings as papersincorporating the Universal FilmManufacturing Co. were filedand recorded in New York State.In 1939, the New YorkWorld’s Fair officially openedwith a ceremony that includedan address by President FranklinD. Roosevelt.In 1945, as Russian troopsapproached his Berlin bunker,Adolf Hitler committed suicidealong with his wife of one day,Eva Braun.In 1958, the AmericanAssociation of Retired Persons(later simply AARP) was found-ed in Washington, D.C.In 1968, New York City policeforcibly removed student demon-strators occupying five buildingsat Columbia University.