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A Thank You Note
A very special“thank you” to St. Rita’s Medical Center and toDr. Taylor and Dr. Ojo for the medical care andconcern they showed toPaul Feathers Sr. duringthe days of May 1-2-3. Also a special thank youto Rev. Dennis Wardand the nursing staff of 5K-Rm.22.Paul is now restingin peace.
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2 – The Herald Wednesday, May 30, 2012
For The Record
Vol. 142 No. 261
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald Inc.Don Hemple, advertising manager
,circulation managerThe Daily Herald (USPS 15258000) is published dailyexcept Sundays, Tuesdays andHolidays.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
Jola Lee Coplin
Nov. 2, 1932-May 29, 2012
Jola Lee Coplin, 79, of Van Wert, died at 4:58 a.m.Tuesday at Van Wert InpatientHospice CenterShe was born Nov. 2, 1932,in Lima to Ralph Milton andIlah Noami (Dickey) Craig,who preceded her in death.Funeral services will beginat 11 a.m. Thursday at FirstPresbyterian Church, VanWert, the Rev. Hal Shafer offi-ciating. Immediately follow-ing the service, there will bea meal served by the church.Committal services will beheld at 2:30 p.m. Thursdayat Lost Creek Cemetery,Hicksville.Friends may call from10-11 a.m. Thursday at thechurch.Preferred memorials are tothe church.CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries weredrawn Tuesday:
02-14-29-53-55, MegaBall: 31Estimated jackpot: $32 M
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02-04-07-16-17-18-23-27-29-31-39-40-46-49-52-62-70-73-78-79High temperature Tuesdayin Delphos was 81 degrees,low was 66. Rainfall wasrecorded at .90 inch. High ayear ago today was 87, lowwas 70. Record high for todayis 94, set in 1986. Record lowis 36, set in 1947.
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTONIGHT
: Mostly clear.Lows in the mid 40s. Northwinds 10 to 15 mph.
: Partlycloudy in the morning. Thencloudy with a 30 percentchance of showers in theafternoon. Highs in the upper60s. Northeast winds 10 to 15mph.
Showers. Lows in the lower50s. Northeast winds 10 to 20mph. Chance of precipitation80 percent.
: Cloudy with a50 percent chance of show-ers. Highs in the Lower 60s.Northwest winds 10 to 20mph.
: Mostlycloudy. A 30 percent chanceof showers overnight. Lowsaround 50.
: Partlycloudy with a 30 percentchance of showers. Highs inthe upper 60s.
:Partly cloudy. Lows in thelower 50s.Three individuals appearedTuesday in Van Wert CountyCommon Pleas Court:
Tom Karnehm Jr,
56,Van Wert, changed his pleato guilty on two counts of trafficking in Marijuana inthe vicinity of a school. Bothcounts are felonies of thefourth degree.The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation andcontinued the case for sen-tencing on July 11.
32, VanWert, was sentenced on hisplea of guilty to trespass ina habitation, a felony four.He was sentenced to threeyears community control, 30days in jail, 90 days of elec-tronic monitored house arrestif he qualifies, if not, then 90days jail, 200 hours commu-nity service, substance abuseassessment and treatment,two years intensive probation,court costs and had 18 monthsin prison deferred pendingsuccessful completion of hiscommunity control.
33, VanWert, was sentenced after hisplea of guilty to possessionof heroin, a felony five. Hewas sentenced to three yearscommunity control, 180 days jail, additional 30 days jail,200 hours community ser-vice, substance abuse assess-ment and treatment, two yearsintensive probation, driver’slicense suspended six months,pay attorney fees and courtcosts and had 9 months inprison deferred pending suc-cessful completion of hiscommunity control.Corn: $5.85Wheat: $6.57Beans: $13.68
Guitar picking master DocWatson dies in NC at 89
First lady: Daughters need thick skin in politics
By MARTHAWAGGONERThe Associated Press
RALEIGH, N.C. — DocWatson, the blind Grammy-award winning folk musicianwhose mountain-rooted soundwas embraced by generationsand whose lightning-fast styleof flatpicking influenced gui-tarists around the world, diedTuesday at a North Carolinahospital, according to a hospi-tal spokeswoman and his man-ager. He was 89.Watson died at Wake ForestBaptist Medical Center inWinston-Salem, where he washospitalized recently after fall-ing at his home in Deep Gap,in the Blue Ridge Mountains.He underwent abdominal sur-gery while in the hospital andhad been in critical conditionfor several days.Arthel “Doc” Watson’smastery of flatpicking helpedmake the case for the guitar asa lead instrument in the 1950sand 1960s, when it was oftenconsidered a backup for themandolin, fiddle or banjo. Hisfast playing could intimidateother musicians, even his owngrandson, who performed withhim.Richard Watson said ina 2000 interview with TheAssociated Press that hisgrandfather’s playing had ahumbling effect on other musi-cians.“Everybody that’s pickedwith you says you intimidatethem, and that includes someof the best,” Richard Watsontold him.The ever-humble DocWatson found it hard tobelieve.Country and bluegrass sing-er Ricky Skaggs said Tuesdayevening, “An old ancient war-rior has gone home.”“He prepared all of us tocarry this on,” Skaggs added.“He knew he wouldn’t lastforever. He did his best to carrythe old mountain sounds to thisgeneration.”Doc Watson was bornMarch 3, 1923, in Deep Gap,about 100 miles northwestof Charlotte. He lost his eye-sight by the age of 1 when hedeveloped an eye infection thatwas worsened by a congeni-tal vascular disorder, accord-ing to a website for Merlefest,the annual musical gatheringnamed for his late son Merle.He came from a musicalfamily. His father was activein the church choir and playedbanjo and his mother sangsecular and religious songs,according to a statement fromFolklore Productions, his man-agement company since 1964.Doc Watson’s father gavehim a harmonica as a youngchild, and by 5 he was play-ing the banjo, according to theMerlefest website. He learneda few guitar chords whileattending the North CarolinaMorehead School for the Blindin Raleigh, and his fatherhelped him buy a Stella guitarfor $12.“My real interest in musicwas the old 78 records andthe sound of the music,” DocWatson is quoted as sayingon the website. “I loved it andbegan to realize that one of the main sounds on those oldrecords I loved was the gui-tar.”The wavy-haired Watsongot his musical start in 1953,playing electric lead guitar ina country-and-western swingband. His road to fame beganin 1960 when Ralph Rinzler,a musician who also man-aged Bill Monroe, discoveredWatson in North Carolina. Thatled Watson to the NewportFolk Festival in 1963 and hisfirst recording contract a yearlater. He went on to record 60albums, and wowed fans rang-ing from ‘60s hippies to fansof traditional country and folkmusic.According to theEncyclopedia of CountryMusic, Watson took his nick-name at age 19 when some-one couldn’t pronounce hisname and a girl in the audienceshouted “Call him Doc!”Seven of his albums wonGrammy awards; his eighthGrammy was a lifetimeachievement award in 2004.He also received the NationalMedal of the Arts fromPresident Bill Clinton in 1997.
By NANCY BENACThe Associated Press
WASHINGTON —Michelle Obama says herdaughters are learning thateven the kids of politicianshave to have a thick skin.“Politics is tough,” the firstlady said Tuesday. “That’s just sort of the nature of thebeast.”But she said daughtersSasha and Malia, at ages 10and 13, also know that nomatter what happens in theNovember election, “theirlife is good either way.”Mrs. Obama chatted aboutfamily life, this year’s re-election campaign and what’snot ahead for her — a careerin politics — during a roundof interviews promoting therelease of her new book onthe White House garden.As for the personal attacksthat swirl around her husbandin a campaign year, the firstlady said: “You just sort of have to have a thick skin inthis thing. And your kids dotoo.”Malia and Sasha “under-stand that their world is secureno matter what,” Mrs. Obamasaid on ABC’s “The View.”“They’ve grown to under-stand that home is whereverwe are. ... And Dad is alwaysgoing to be Dad. So they’regood.”The first lady left no doubton the question of a politicalfuture of her own.“Those are other people’srumors,” she said. “I haveno interest in politics. Neverhave. Never will.”She added: “The one thingthat is certain: I will serve. Iwill serve in some capacity.”Mrs. Obama said her workto support military fami-lies “is a forever proposi-tion. They will always need avoice out there.”Later, with Jon Stewartof “The Daily Show,” Mrs.Obama talked about the vir-tues of fresh veggies andwouldn’t bite at a Stewartsuggestion that she use herhigher poll ratings as a weap-on in any argument with herhusband.“I don’t wield it overhim,” she said. “One of thethings I’ve seen over the last3 1/2 years, I’ve seen what ittakes to be president. I kindof watch this thing prettyclosely. You know, the presi-dent is getting all the harddecisions, where there is noeasy answer.”During her media tour thefirst lady offered other tidbitsabout the Obama family, andher efforts to promote healthyeating and exercise:—The president isn’tmuch of a griller-in-chief.“He doesn’t mind grilling,but I was the griller in ourhousehold. ... I love to grillanything,” she said in aninterview airing Thursday on“Rachael Ray.”—She doesn’t have toworry about deer or otheranimals nibbling on plantsin the White House garden,thanks to “a big fence andmen with guns,” she saidon “The View.” There weresome pesky birds to contendwith, however.—Her effort to fight child-hood obesity “isn’t aboutgovernment telling peoplewhat to do,” she told ABC’s“Good Morning America.”It’s designed to give fami-lies information, support andresources to find their ownsolutions.The first lady’s gardeningbook, released Tuesday byCrown Publishers, is “AmericanGrown: The Story of the WhiteHouse Kitchen Garden andGardens Across America.”
“He preparedall of us to carrythis on. “He knewhe wouldn’t lastforever. He didhis best to carrythe old mountainsounds to thisgeneration.”
— Ricky Skaggs
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would likely use weapons tocommit terrible crimes.Prosecutors said therewas no reason for leniency,given the extreme nature of the crimes, Taylor’s “greed”and misuse of his position of power.“The purposely cruel andsavage crimes committedincluded public executionsand amputations of civilians,the display of decapitatedheads at checkpoints, thekilling and public disembow-elment of a civilian whoseintestines were then stretchedacross the road to make acheck point, public rapes of women and girls, and peopleburned alive in their homes,”prosecutor Brenda Holliswrote in a brief appealing forthe 80-year sentence.Taylor stepped down andfled into exile in Nigeria afterbeing indicted by the court in2003. He was finally arrestedand sent to the Netherlandsin 2006.While the Sierra Leonecourt is based in that coun-try’s capital, Freetown,Taylor’s trial is being stagedin Leidschendam, a suburb of The Hague, for fear holding itin West Africa could destabi-lize the region.
Turkey expels diplomatsas Syria denounces protest
By SELCAN HACAOGLUand BASSEM MROUEThe Associated Press
ANKARA, Turkey (AP)— Turkey and Japan expelledSyrian diplomats today, join-ing the U.S. and several othernations in protesting a week-end massacre of more than100 people in Syria, includingwomen and children.The move came as Syrianforces bombarded rebel-heldareas in the same provincewhere the Houla killingsoccurred, although no casual-ties were immediately report-ed, activists said.Survivors blamed pro-regime gunmen for at leastsome of the carnage in Houlaas the killings reverberatedinside Syria and beyond, fur-ther isolating President BasharAssad and embarrassing hisfew remaining allies. TheSyrian government denied itstroops were behind the kill-ings and blamed “armed ter-rorists.”The U.N.’s top humanrights body planned to holda special session Friday toaddress the massacre.Damascus had said it wouldconclude its own investigationinto the Houla deaths by todaybut it was not clear if the find-ings would be made public.The Houla killings prompt-ed Western nations to expelSyrian diplomats in a coordi-nated protest, with the UnitedStates, Britain, Canada,Australia, France, Germany,Italy, Spain and Bulgariaordering top Syrian diplomatsto leave on Tuesday.Syria’s state-run mediatoday denounced the diplo-matic expulsions, which beganTuesday with announcementsby the United States, Britain,Canada, Australia, France,Germany, Italy, Spain andBulgaria, as “unprecedentedhysteria.”Turkey, Syria’s neighborand a former close ally, joinedthe coordinated protest today.Turkey has been among themost outspoken critics of the Assad regime. It closedits embassy in Damascusin March and withdrew theambassador. Its consulate inAleppo remains open.The Foreign Ministry saidit ordered the Syrian charged’affaires and other diplo-mats at the Syrian embassy inAnkara to leave the countrywithin 72 hours. The consulatein Istanbul will remain openfor consular duties only.The Foreign Ministry saidit also reduced the number of its personnel in the consulatein Aleppo, Syria, today.Turkey’s Prime MinisterRecep Tayyip Erdogan alsosaid new unspecified sanc-tions might be imposed againstSyria in the coming days. Theworld “cannot remain silent inthe face of such a situation,”he said.