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Vol. 143 No. 21
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Israeli militarystrikes Gaza,kills 1 militant
Cruise, Holmes reachsettlement in divorce case
High temperatureWednesday in Delphos was88 degrees, low was 63. Higha year ago today was 90, lowwas 69. Record high for todayis 103, set in 1936. Recordlow is 50, set in 1978.GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip(AP) — A Palestinian mili-tant was killed and four peo-ple were wounded in Israeliair and artillery attacks inthe Gaza Strip today, a Gazahealth official said.The Israeli military con-firmed a combined air andartillery attack, which Gazahealth official Dr. Ashraf al-Kidra said wounded threePalestinians, including onecritically.Al-Kidra said a sec-ond airstrike later todaymorning killed the mili-tant and wounded another.The Israeli military had noimmediate comment on thatreport.The Palestinians had noinformation on the identitiesof the three men woundedin the first attack, so it wasnot clear whether they weremilitants or civilians.The military said thatstrike targeted militantsfrom Gaza’s ruling Hamasgroup who were preparingto launch an antitank missileat Israeli soldiers patrollingthe Israel-Gaza border. Thesecond strike targeted anabandoned militant trainingsite, Palestinian officialssaid.
BY JAKE COYLEThe Associated Press
NEW YORK — TomCruise and Katie Holmesreached a settlement in theirdivorce case, putting an offi-cial end to the much-scruti-nized romance less than twoweeks after Holmes unex-pectedly filed for divorce.“The case has been set-tled and the agreement hasbeen signed,” Holmes attor-ney Jonathan Wolfe said ina statement. Cruise’s repAmanda Lundberg confirmedthe settlement.An assistant in Wolfe’soffice who would not giveher name would not elaborateon the agreement.“We are thrilled for Katieand her family and are excit-ed to watch as she embarkson the next chapter of herlife,” the statement fromHolmes’ attorney said. “Wethank Tom’s counsel for theirprofessionalism and diligencethat helped bring about thisspeedy resolution.”Cruise, 50, and Holmes,33, had a romance that endedas it began — as tabloid fod-der. Earlier Monday, theyasked for privacy for theirfamily with 6-year-old daugh-ter Suri. “We are committedto working together as par-ents to accomplish what is inour daughter Suri’s best inter-ests. We want to keep mattersaffecting our family privateand express our respect foreach other’s commitment toeach of our respective beliefsand support each other’s rolesas parents,” read the state-ment from Lundberg andHolmes representative NanciRyder.The resolution was nota-bly quick, particularly inHollywood terms.“A quick settlement indi-cates that they were able toagree that they’ll both dosome co-parenting,” saidSteve Mindel, a managingpartner in the Los Angelesfirm Feinberg, Mindel, Brandtand Klein who has handledbi-coastal divorce cases.Mindel said the next stepwould be for Holmes orCruise to file to have theirstatus changed to divorced,but that the actual financialand child custody detailswon’t get filed in court unlessthere’s some later dispute.In the celebrity newsmedia, Holmes has been por-trayed with overwhelminglymore sympathy. Whethertrue or not, the narrative thatemerged was of a locked-away Holmes breakingfree from the servitude of astrange, corrupting marriage.Us Weekly has report-ed that the couple “foughtviciously” over Scientologyparenting. The Daily Newshas trumpeted Holmes enter-ing “a new phase.” A TMZheadline blared “Tom treatedme like a robot.”That may also be themost convenient view of arelationship that even at itsstart spawned “Free Katie!”T-shirts.Cruise’s camp vigor-ously denied such a reading.Cruise’s lawyer Bert Fieldshas said they were letting“the other side play the mediauntil they wear everyone out.”The Church of Scientology,too, didn’t want to be por-trayed as the schism betweenthe couple.The quick settlement and joint statement may put outsome of that fire.“It’s not entirely certainthat it’s all about Rapunzelfleeing the castle, which isthe motif that people loveto use,” said Larry Hackett,managing editor of Peoplemagazine, which broke thenews of Holmes’ divorce fil-ing. He called this the biggestcelebrity story in two or threeyears, excepting the suddendeath of Whitney Houston.In Touch Weekly andits sister magazine, Life &Style Weekly, are among themany outlets to focus on theHolmes-as-escapee angle.Their covers on the divorceread “The Fight for Suri” and“Katie Breaks Free,” respec-tively.“We’re intrigued by whothe real Katie is,” says DanWakeford, editor-in-chief of both magazines. “She’s beenhidden for so long and domi-nated and controlled by Tom,so we really want to knowwhat she’s like and how she’sgoing to change.”In the week and a half sincefiling for divorce, Holmes alsocaptured the spotlight with ahandful of public appearanc-es. She stopped by to tapea guest judge appearance onLifetime’s “Project Runway,”was snapped taking Suri forice cream, and was seen tak-ing a trip to the Children’sMuseum of the Arts.The appearances have onlyfed the view that Holmes isnow living easier and freer— and conversely, that she’sorchestrating a public rela-tions campaign.On the other hand, Holmesmay have simply been tryingto regain a measure of pri-vacy, said celebrity publicistHoward Bragman, vice chair-man of reputation.com.Corn: $7.49Wheat: $8.16Beans: $15.70
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated Press
TONIGHT: Mostly clear.Lows in the upper 60s.Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph.FRIDAY: Partly cloudy. A40 percent chance of show-ers and storms in the after-noon. Highs in the mid 80s.Southeast winds 10 to 15mph.FRIDAY NIGHT: Mostlycloudy with a 40 percentchance of showers and thun-derstorms. Lows around 70.Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph.SATURDAY: Mostlycloudy with a 50 percentchance of showers and storms.Highs in the mid 80s. Southwinds 5 to 10 mph.SATURDAY NIGHT,SUNDAY: Partly cloudy witha 40 percent chance of show-ers and thunderstorms. Lowsin the lower 70s. Highs in theupper 80s.SUNDAY NIGHT,MONDAY: Partly cloudy.Lows in the lower 70s. Highsaround 90.
A girl was born July 11 toAnthony and Christin Winterof Delphos.A girl was born July 11 toSarah Wallace and AnthonyRoberts of Spencerville.
US, China square off over South China Sea
PARIS (AP) — An ava-lanche today in the FrenchAlps swept six Europeanclimbers to their deaths on aslope leading to Mont Blanc,left at least nine others injuredand several climbers unac-counted for, authorities said.Two climbers were rescuedand emergency crews weresearching for the missing.A group of 28 climbersfrom Switzerland, Germany,Spain, France, Denmark andSerbia were believed to bein the expedition caught inthe avalanche that was 4,000meters (13,1000 feet) highon the north face of MontMaudit, part of the MontBlanc range.Some climbers managed toturn back in time, the regionalauthorities in Haute-Savoiesaid.There was conflictinginformation about the dead.Two Spaniards, one Germanand one Swiss climber wereamong the dead, the Haute-Savoie prefecture said. Newsreports said three Britishclimbers were among thedead.The nine injured were hos-pitalized in Sallanches and upto six others remain missing,the prefecture said.The gendarme service inChamonix says they werealerted around 5:25 a.m.(0325GMT) today to the ava-lanche. A block of ice 40-cen-timeters (15.75-inches) thickbroke off and slid down theslope, creating a 2-meter(6-foot)-thick, 50-meter(160-foot)-long mass of snow,the prefecture said.Several dozen gendarmesand other rescuers usinghelicopters and dogs workedto pull the dead and injuredfrom the mountain and searchfor the missing. The risk of anew avalanche complicatedthe search.It appears that early sum-mer storms left behind heavysnows that combined withhigh winds to form dangerousavalanche conditions on someof the popular routes aroundMont Blanc.According to tweets fromclimbers in the region, recentwinds led to wind-slab form-ing on the slope. Five days
6 dead, several missing inMont Blanc avalanche
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia(AP) — The Obama adminis-tration pressed Beijing todayto accept a code of conductfor resolving territorial dis-putes in the resource-richSouth China Sea, a difficultU.S. mediation effort thathas faced resistance from thecommunist government —although it has endeared theU.S. to once-hostile countriesin Southeast Asia.U.S. Secretary of StateHillary Rodham Clintonmet with Chinese ForeignMinister Yang Jiechi on thesidelines of the Associationof Southeast Asian Nations’annual conference.Sitting across from eachother at a long table in a grandhall with chandeliers, Clintonstressed the different waysWashington and Beijing arecooperating. Yang spoke of building an even closer U.S.-Chinese relationship. Neitherside spoke about the SouthChina Sea while reporterswere allowed in the room.Several Asian govern-ments have expressed worryabout China’s expansive mar-itime claims. Tensions havethreatened to boil over inrecent months, with a stand-off between Chinese andPhilippine ships and sharpdisagreements between Chinaand Vietnam.China claims virtuallythe entire area and has cre-ated an entirely new city toadminister it, sparking deepconcern from rival claimants.The sea hosts about a third of the world’s cargo traffic, hasrich fishing grounds and isbelieved to store vast oil andgas reserves.“The United States has noterritorial claims there and wedo not take sides in disputesabout territorial or maritimeboundaries,” Clinton toldforeign ministers gathered inCambodia’s capital. “But wedo have an interest in freedomof navigation, the maintenanceof peace and stability, respectfor international law and unim-peded lawful commerce in theSouth China Sea.”CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries weredrawn Wednesday:
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10-17-18-21-25-27-31-35-38-39-46-47-55-58-63-64-66-67-68-69The following individu-als appeared Wednesdaybefore Judge Charles Steelein Van Wert County Court of Common Pleas:
25,Delphos, was arraigned onan indictment for possessionof drugs, a felony of the fifthdegree. He pleaded not guiltyand was released on a suretybond until his pretrial sched-uled for July 18.
27, Delphos, was grantedJudicial Release from prison.He was then sentenced to3 years community control,30 days jail, up to 6 monthsThe WORTH Center, 200hours community service,substance abuse assessmentand treatment, 2 years inten-sive probation, his 12 monthprison sentence was deferredpending completion of thiscommunity control and hewas remanded to jail untiltransferred to WORTH.
19, VanWert, was in court to answerto a Probation Violation forbeing terminated from theWORTH Center program. Headmitted to the violation. Hewas resentenced to 3 yearscommunity control with 30days in jail. He was givencredit for 6 days served andwas ordered returned to theWORTH Center after that 30days to complete the pro-gram.
Tom L. Karnehm Jr.,
56, Van Wert, was sen-tenced following his plea to2 counts of drug trafficking,both felonies of the fourthdegree. He was sentenced to3 years of community con-trol, up to six months at theWORTH Center, 30 days jail,200 hours community ser-vice, substance abuse assess-ment and treatment, 2 yearsintensive probation, Driver’License was suspended sixmonths, ordered to pay attor-ney fees and court costs, 12months prison on each count,concurrent, was deferred forcommunity control.
22,Convoy, entered a plea of guilty to aggravated posses-sion of drugs, felony five, andrequested treatment in lieu of conviction. The court grantedhis request and stayed furtherproceeding until his treatmentis completed.
25, VanWert, entered a guilty plea totrafficking drugs, felony five.A second charge of posses-sion of drugs, also a felonyfive, was dismissed for hisplea. The court ordered apre-sentence investigationand set the case for sentenc-ing on August 8.
46,Kenton, was granted JudicialRelease from prison. He wasthen sentenced to 5 yearscommunity control, 30 days jail, up to 6 months in theWORTH Center, 200 hourscommunity service, sub-stance abuse assessment andtreatment, 3 years intensiveprobation, may not operateany motor vehicle during hiscommunity control period,must pay attorney fees andcourt costs, his 18 monthprison sentence was deferredpending completion of thiscommunity control and hewas remanded to jail untiltransferred to WORTH.
Complaint leadsto possessioncharges
On Monday at 10:24 p.m.,while investigating a com-plaint, Delphos Police cameinto contact with DanielleHerron, 26, and NicholasEdwards, 28, of Delphos.While speaking with thesubjects, officers detecteda strong odor of what theybelieved to be burnt mari- juana. When officers askthe subjects, they admittedto using marijuana shortlybefore officers arrived.Reports show that therewere two small childreninside the residence at thetime.Both subject will becharged with possession of marijuana in to Van WertMunicipal Court.
“We’re intri-gued by who thereal Katie is. She’sbeen hidden forso long and domi-nated and con-trolled by Tom, sowe really want toknow what she’slike and how she’sgoing to change.”
– Dan Wakeford, editor-in-chief of both magazines