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Delphos, Ohio Hoersten as part-time Industrial Arts teacher; and Jackie Siefker as the new coach of the girls elementary basketball program. Langhals reported on Race to the Top and said that the teacher evaluations were complete. “Now it’s a matter of working through the new electronic system,” he said. “It’s our last year.” There will a freshman Parent iPad meeting at 8 p.m. on Aug. 15. “All incoming freshman receive an iPad prior to the school year beginning,” Langhals detailed. “The cost is $75.” Fall and All-Season Sport Passes will be sold from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 13, during the first week of school during normal school hours and at the first girls soccer home game on Aug. 19. The next regular meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 21.
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Ohio corn crop is in best shape in years
Board OKs raises in 3-year contract
BY STEPHANIE GROVES Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org FORT JENNINGS — Employees at Fort Jennings Local School will all see a raise each year for the next three years. The board of education met Wednesday and approved a new three-year contract with classified and certificated personnel, including raises of 7.5 percent the first year and 5 percent the second and third years. The board members went into executive session to negotiate a new three-year contract for all employees working within the school system. Fort Jennings Principal Nicholas Langhals explained the terms of the contract. “The raises will balance the increase employees will pay out of pocket for health care premiums, which are increasing by 5 percent this year, 8 percent next year and 10 percent the third year,” he said. June expenses included school bus repairs. Langhals reported the buses “passed with flying colors.” While scanning through the expenses, board member Deb Calvelage asked Langhals what an Air Watch license was. “It’s security software that sends out software updates,” Langhals explained. “Mr. Warnecke uses it to monitor and maintain them [iPads].” In other business, members discussed the cafeteria’s pricing of lunch for both the high school, which will cost $2.20, and elementary students, who will spend $2.10. The board also agreed to continue to contract with Arps Dairy for milk and Nickles Bakery for bread supplies. Board member Aaron Ricker asked if the prices would have to be raised again this year. “We have a waiver,” Langhals said. “As long as the cafeteria is providing food that meets the requirements, prices will stay the same.” In financial business, the board accepted a donation of $500.19 from Chief’s Cash Register Receipts to the Elementary Activity Fund. In addition, members approved July real estate tax advances of $65,000 and $85,000. They also renewed a certificate for $103,043.58 at .25 percent for 12 months. The board recommended and approved the hiring of a handful of new teachers and coaches for the 2013-14 school year, including Tony Saine for Elementary Summer Intervention; Missy Fortman as Title I teacher on an hourly basis; Jim
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MANSFIELD (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Ohio corn is in the best shape in years. The USDA reports that more than three-fourths of Ohio’s corn crop was in good or excellent condition as of July 21 — compared to 15 percent at the same time last year when scorching heat caused a drought that threatened crops. The Mansfield News Journal reports that the soggy weather this summer has produced the best corn conditions in five years. Morrow County farmer John Linder tells the newspaper that corn in low-lying areas got too much water from the flooding earlier this month, but crops on higher ground should be fine. Ohio’s corn industry supports about 34,000 jobs and generates nearly $359 million in labor income each year.
Community Unity will collect school supplies for its annual distribution through Aug. 18. Supplies are distributed to families from both Delphos’ City and St. John’s schools. Collection barrels are around the community. Distribution of supplies will be Aug. 21 and 22. The school supply list includes: Fisckars scissors (student metal blade), Crayola markers (eight count) and crayons (24 count), No. 2 lead pencils, blue or black ink pens (no gel), red pens and pencils, yellow highlighters, erasers, glue sticks, Elmer’s glue, spiral notebooks (wide- and college-ruled), loose notebook paper (wide-rule), bottom pocket folders, one- and two-inch three-ring binders, stretchy book covers (large/ jumbo) and boxes of tissues. Cash donations are also accepted.
Habitat house ready for shingles
Midget FB sign-ups Sign-ups for the Delphos Midget FB Assoc. are from 6-7 p.m. Monday at the Stadium Park shelterhouse for those not currently on a team. You must be 9 by/on Sept. 1, no older than 12. Ron Ebbeskotte ((419) 692-7191) notes try-outs are from 6-7 p.m. Aug. 7-8. SJ CC planning race St. John’s head CC coach Steve Hellman is hosting the annual St. John’s Alumni Race/Walk 7 p.m. Aug. 9 at 4111 Southworth Road. Contact Steve at 419-233-1870 or email@example.com. Partly cloudy this morning, then becoming mostly sunny. Mostly clear tonight. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the upper 50s. See page 2.
A small crew of volunteers gathered at the Habitat for Humanity construction site Wednesday morning and were busy cleaning up the interior and finishing some exterior work. Roger Calvert said the roof is ready for the shingles and the electrical and plumbing are in progress now and the duct work will begin next week. He said after all that work is complete, the house will be ready for its first Energy Star inspection. Pictured above is Earl Hofstettler putting the finishing touches on exterior fascia boards. When weather permits, the volunteers work at the site on Wednesday and Saturday mornings starting at 8 a.m. Volunteers are always needed. Anyone who would like to help in the building process is required to complete a brief online volunteer training process at habitatlima.org. Contact Calvert at 419-733-7193 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. (Delphos Herald/Stephanie Groves)
Ottoville Park Carnival names King and Queen candidates
COLUMBUS (AP) — A newspaper review found that six of nine board members of Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s privatized economic development office, JobsOhio, have ties to companies that received tax credits or other state or JobsOhio assistance since Kasich took office in 2011. The Dayton Daily News in a Wednesday report identified JobsOhio directors who were either employed by, on the board of or stockholders in the benefiting companies. Those included Ohio corporate heavy hitters Bob Evans, Procter & Gamble, Sherwin-Williams and Marathon Oil. The development office is responsible for marketing Ohio as a place to do business. It helps arrange loans, grants and tax breaks for businesses that would create jobs in the state. According to the JobsOhio 2012 annual report, the work of the office and its partners led to the creation or retention of nearly 76,000 jobs. JobsOhio spokeswoman Laura Jones said the analysis encompassed incentive packages that were granted before JobsOhio existed or had a board. She said the office requires directors to abide by a strong conflict of interest policy. Among the directors cited in the newspaper report are former Ohio State University President Gordon Gee and Steven Davis, chief executive officer of Bob Evans Farms, Inc. Both sit on the boards of the restaurant chain and JobsOhio. Kasich announced a host of loans and grants for Bob Evans adding up to about $11 million shortly before JobsOhio started operating in 2011. The assistance package was for the company to move its corporate headquarters from south Columbus to New Albany, a suburb about 25 miles away. As a member of the restaurants’ board of directors, Gee has been paid $156,700 in cash and stock worth $533,074 during the past three years, filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission show. According to SEC records, Davis has been paid $19 million, plus bonuses and benefits since becoming the head of the company in 2006. Ohio ethics laws and JobsOhio policy mandate that directors of the development office disclose potential conflicts of interest. Then, the directors that do not have an interest are to determine whether a conflict exists. Jones said these conflicts have not been raised. The Republican governor’s spokesman Rob Nichols said the administration wanted to ensure that the development office was led by successful business leaders and investors.
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Burgei pal building. This year, Ryan Kemper is the only candidate competing for the title of Ottoville Park Carnival king. He is the son of Patrick and Shari Kemper. He is very involved in community and school activities. Some of the organizations he is a part of include the Immaculate Conception Youth (ICY) Group, Scholastic Bowl, golf, track, National Honor Society, Yearbook and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). Because of Kemper’s love of music, he is also involved in Ottoville High School
Eickholt Band, musical, OMEA District III Choir, All-Ohio Youth Choir and Cardinal Chorale. Several of his hobbies include serving as a technology aide for Ottoville Schools and repairing computers. His future plans include attending college to major in computer science. There are four queen candidates competing for the title of 2013 Ottoville Park Carnival Queen. Melissa Burgei, daughter of Gary and Karen Burgei, is the first candidate. She is active in the Ottoville High School Band and flag corps. She also participates
Miller in FCCLA, National Honor Society and was active in student council. Outside of school, she is involved in the church as a member of the ICY Group and by serving on the Diocesean Youth Council. She also enjoys taking dance lessons at PSD Stars by Erin and is employed by the Ottoville Hardware and Furniture Co. After high school, Burgei plans on attending college at Rhodes State College in Lima, studying to be an occupational therapist assistant. Kendra Eickholt is also participating in the 2013
Trenkamp Ottoville Park Carnival Queen contest. She is the daughter of Rick and Becky Eickholt and is involved with athletics at Ottoville High School as a member of the soccer and track teams. She is also involved with the Ottoville Blue Ribbon Winners 4-H Club. Several of her other hobbies include playing club soccer for the Lima Arsenal and working with her animals. She also enjoys hanging out with friends. In the future, Eickholt is interested in pursuing a career in business. See PARK, page 10
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OTTOVILLE — The crowning of the king and queen at the 51st annual Ottoville Park Carnival will take place at a new time this year. The coronation ceremo2 ny is scheduled at noon on 3 Aug. 31 instead of the tradi4 tional time of Sunday before the parade. 5 The 2012 Park Carnival 6-7 King Zach Weber, son of Bob 8 and Tina Weber, and Queen 9 Rachel Beining, daughter of 10 Jerry and Sue Beining, will transfer their crowns to the new royalty at the Opening Ceremony to be held on the big stage next to the munici-
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VAN WERT COURT NEWS
Information submitted The following individuals appeared Wednesday before Judge Charles Steele in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court: Violations Kristina Diltz, 33, Van Wert, admitted to violating her probation by not reporting an arrest in Allen County and by not reporting in to probation. The court continued the hearing until after the Allen County case is resolved. Jeffrey Craft, 29, Van Wert, admitted to violating his probation by not paying child support and by not reporting to probation. He was re-sentenced to three years community control under the same conditions as before, plus up to six months at The WORTH Center. Jeremy Baer, 30, Van Wert, denied several allegations of probation violations that were lodged against him. A hearing will be set to consider the matters. Amber Baker, 23, Van Wert, admitted to violating her bond by testing positive for heroin and THC. Her bond was revoked and the court will set the matter for further hearing. Sentencings Thomas Hathaway, 29, Grand Rapids, Mich., was sentenced on a charge of breaking and entering, felony of the fifth degree. His sentence was: three years community control to begin after he is released from prison in Michigan, 30 days jail, 100 hours of community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, psychological assessment and treatment, two years intensive probation, ordered to pay court costs and restitution to Family Video in the amount of $9,531.85 and partial appointed attorney fees. A 12-month prison sentence was deferred. He was ordered returned to Michigan to serve the balance of his sentence there. Paula Wilder, 58, Van Wert, was sentenced for endangering children, a felony of the third degree. Her sentence was: 36 months prison plus court costs. This sentence is consecutive to a prison sentence from Paulding County that she is currently serving. Plea changes Joshua Watson, 21, Delphos, entered a plea of guilty to a charge of theft, a felony of the fifth degree. Two other theft charges were dismissed for his plea. The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Aug. 28. Matthew Peffley, 38, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a felony of the second degree. Two other counts of the same charge were dismissed for his plea. The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Aug. 28. Drew Kenny, 20, Van Wert, changed his plea to guilty to possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. He then requested and was granted, Treatment in Lieu of Conviction and his case was stayed pending completion of the treatment. Tracy Vincent, 50, Willshire, changed her plea to no contest to three charges: attempted to corrupt another with drugs, felony 3; possession of cocaine, felony 5; and permitting drug abuse, felony 5. The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Aug. 23.
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April 3, 1941-July 30, 2013 Phyllis J. Burkholder, 72, of Columbus Grove died Tuesday at her residence. She was born April 3, 1941, in Delphos, to Alfred “Pat” and Gwendolyn “Dodie” (Dunlap) Fetzer. On April 23, 1960, she married Ronald “Mouse” Schimmoller, who died October 28, 2005. On February 10, 1997, she married Richard “Dick” Burkholder, who died April 28, 2004. She is survived by five children, Thomas (Donna) Schimmoller of Ottoville, Kelly (Anthony) Recker of Fort Jennings, Duane (Audrey) Schimmoller of Delphos, Della (Kevin) Wenninger of Haviland and Jennifer (Michael Profit) Perry of Rockford; 13 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and eight brothers, Orby (Rosie) Fetzer of Delphos, her twin, Philip (Sherry) Fetzer of Delphos, Paul (Diane) Fetzer of Delphos, William “Woody” (Cathy) Fetzer of Van Wert, Ronald (Monica) Fetzer of Delphos, Terry (April) Fetzer of Florida, Gerry Fetzer of Cridersville and Herbert (Kay) Fetzer of Delphos. She was also preceded in death by a son, Ricky Dean Schimmoller; a brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth “Wayne” (Doris) Fetzer; and a sister and brother-in-law, Carlene (Lavern) Schulte. Phyllis retired from Philips Display Components, Ottawa. She was an active member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, Columbus Grove, volunteering for many of its activities. She was also a member of Ottawa Eagles and Corker Babe’s Wine Club. She enjoyed playing cards, bingo, dominoes, traveling and the YMCA. Phyllis loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was the true matriarch of the family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Columbus Grove, with Fr. Tom Extejt officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Pandora. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Friday at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences can be expressed at: www.lovefuneralhome.com.
One Year Ago This week, Ottoville will say goodbye to Village Market, its only grocery store, which has been a part of the community since it was founded as a small general store in the 1880s by J. J. Miller. It was one of Ohio’s largest general merchandise store in the 1900s. With heavy hearts, fourth-generation owners Jay and Mike Miller make ready to close the business that has been part of their family for more than 100 years. 25 Years Ago – 1988 Narrators and tractor drivers visited show plots Monday to prepare for the Farm Focus ’88 wagon tours. The wagon tours offer the opportunity to see more than 150 different herbicide weed control treatments on corn and soybeans and more than 500 different crop cultural treatments. Narrators of the tour are Earl Gerdeman, vocational agriculture teacher at Lincolnview High School; Calvin Leimbach, acting Allen County agricultural extension agent; and Donald Kimmet, Putnam County agricultural extension agent. John Cassudt of Trenton took home the best of show trophy from the Delphos Area Car Club show Saturday. Visitors to the show at Jefferson Senior High School selected Cassidy’s black and white 1919 Oakland 34B touring car the best among 247 entries. Bill and Jackie Coulson of Van Wert won the president and directors award with their 1930 Studebaker. The Rev. Susan A. Fleming has assumed the pastorate at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 335 S. Main St., succeeding the Rev. Allan Brown. She comes to Delphos after 10 years on the Houcktown circuit near Findlay. Pastor Fleming studied theology at United Theological Seminary, Dayton, where she received a master of divinity. 50 Years Ago – 1963 Two Delphos Jefferson High School students presented the program at the meeting of the local Rotary Club Wednesday noon at NuMaude’s. They had recently returned from a Future Farmers of America trip to Europe. These young men, Randy
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Bowersock and Charles Plikerd, addressed the club covering incidents on the trip and presented a series of colored slides showing scenes in the various countries which they visited. Mrs.Gilbert Brandehoff entertained the members of the Charity Workers Club Wednesday in her home on East Second Street. The evening was spent playing games of 500 with high honors going to Mrs. Edmund Grothaus. Mrs. Grothause and Lucy Mueller received the traveling awards. Delphos Coon and Sportsmen’s Club has released 100 pheasants in this area for public hunting. Money for the pheasants was received from city merchants who paid an additional 25-cent fee on hunting and fishing licenses. The club releases rabbits in the spring and pheasants in the summer annually as a public service. 75 Years Ago – 1938 Three buddies in the World War held a reunion in Delphos Saturday night. S. J. Hamel of Massillon, David Miller of Spencerville and Frank Mericle of this city served in the same camp during the War. Saturday’s meeting was the first between Mr. Hamel and Mr. Miller since the war. Mr. and Mrs. Hamel were guests of the Mericles over the weekend, while Mr. and Mrs. Miller were their guests Saturday night. Although there is still much work to do, the plans for the staging of the annual Allen County (Delphos) Fair are rapidly rounding into shape, according to reports at the meeting of the fair board held on Friday night. The board decided to purchase pumpkins to be used on automobile bumpers to advertise the fair. Mrs. Ray Hammons, South Washington Street, received the members of the Mary Martha Bible Class of the Christian Church into her home Thursday evening. Mrs. David Wade read a poem entitled “Thorns and Roses.” In a contest, Mrs. John Ayers was most successful and Mrs. Frank Stegeman was consoled.
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Today is Thursday, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2013. There are 152 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 1, 1913, the Joyce Kilmer poem “Trees” was first published in “Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.” On this date: In 1714, Britain’s Queen Anne died at age 49; she was succeeded by George I. In 1907, the U.S. Army Signal Corps established an aeronautical division, the forerunner of the U.S. Air Force. In 1933, the National Recovery Administration’s “Blue Eagle” symbol began to appear in store windows and on packages to show support for the National Industrial Recovery Act. In 1943, rioting broke out in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood after a false rumor spread that a police officer had shot and killed a black U.S. Army soldier who in fact had only been wounded; six people were killed in the violence. In 1944, an uprising broke out in Warsaw, Poland, against Nazi occupation; the revolt lasted two months before collapsing. In 1957, the United States and Canada agreed to create the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD). In 1966, Charles Joseph Whitman, 25, went on a shooting rampage at the University of Texas in Austin, killing 14 people. Whitman, who had also murdered his wife and mother hours earlier, was gunned down by police. In 1973, the movie “American Graffiti,” directed by George Lucas, first opened. In 2007, the eight-lane Interstate 35W bridge, a major Minneapolis artery, collapsed into the Mississippi River during evening rush hour, killing 13 people. Ten years ago: A suicide bomber rammed a truck filled with explosives into a military hospital near Chechnya, killing 50 people, including Russian troops wounded in Chechnya. Five years ago: Some 30 mountaineers began a disastrous attempt to scale K2 in Pakistan; 11 of them died in a series of accidents, including icefalls. Crowds of Chinese watched a total solar eclipse along the country’s ancient Silk Road, one week before the start of the Summer Games in Beijing.
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Prosecutor: Kidnapped Ohio women kept diaries
THOMAS J. SHEERAN Associated Press CLEVELAND — Three women held captive in a run-down home for a decade kept diaries documenting the physical and sexual abuse they suffered on a daily basis, prosecutors said Wednesday. The women’s kidnapper, Ariel Castro, lured one of them into his home with the promise of a puppy for her son and later locked all of them in a vehicle in his garage for three days when someone visited him, prosecutors said. Castro, a former school bus driver, claimed he didn’t have an exit strategy from his complicated double life and finally gave the women a chance to escape by leaving a door unlocked, they said in court documents. One of the women broke free in May and called for help for them, frantically telling an emergency dispatcher, “I’ve been kidnapped, and I’ve been missing for 10 years, and I’m, I’m here. I’m free now.” Castro has pleaded guilty to 937 counts, including kidnapping, rape, assault and aggravated murder. He’s
COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich has about $4.4 million on hand as he readies his re-election campaign. That’s more than eight times the amount of his Democratic challenger, according to campaign Save up to $1.81 finance reports filed Wednesday. The Republican governor raised nearly $2.6 million in the first half of the year, while Democrat Ed FitzGerald Regular or Thick Cut gathered more than $600,000 in contributions. FitzGerald, the leader of Cuyahoga County governselected varieties ment in Cleveland, officially entered the race in April. COLUMBUS (AP) — The man who — not retirement — dominated speculation A 31-year Highway Patrol veteran, He has about $544,000 in the bank. led Ohio’s public safety forces and served about why he stepped down. Charles was viewed as equal opportuThe candidates are required to disclose activity for years as the state watchdog left his public Laura Jones, a spokeswoman for the nity in his targets. He was appointed through June 30, though they can file beyond that date. post Wednesday, as he was being courted privatized JobsOhio, said chief invest- and reappointed state watchdog by both FitzGerald’s report includes money he raised through by Gov. John Kasich’s often-criticized job- ment officer John Minor had discussed the Republicans George Voinovich and Bob 70-year-old Charles taking on an advisory Taft and Democrat Ted Strickland. And July, including a $119,500 contribution Wednesday creation office to serve as an ethics adviser. Ohio Department of Public Safety role, perhaps involving ethics. his probes turned political tides in the from the Ohio Democratic Party. director Tom Charles’ departure was first “Col. Charles is well-respected on both bellwether state. lb. Wednesday’s report showed the two candidates spent announced by Kasich on Twitter: “We’ll sides of the aisle,” Jones said. “He has a long “No single Ohioan has done so much 24 oz. combined over the filing period on miss you, Col. Charles! more than $515,000 Product of the United Statescareer, vast experience and great integrity, to keep Ohioans safe and enforce the For nearly 50 years, consulting, travel and other expenses. you served Ohio well as a dedicated public and we think it’s a great opportunity for us. law as Tom Charles,” Kasich said in finance reports showed GOP incum- servant. Best of luck on your retirement.” We’d be foolish not to take advantage of making the announcement. Save upOther to $3.00campaign lb. Kasich picked Ohio State Highway Patrol looking at how he could be a part of this Charles’ office led the three-year bents holding an edge over their Democratic challengers Kretschmar Save $7.96 on 4 Superintendent John Born to replace Charles. team.” investigation into a state investment for statewide office. The current officeholders have had Virginia Brand All Varieties Before Kasich appointed Charles to lead scandal that began with rare coins but more time to fundraise than their potential opponents. Born was swiftly sworn in Wednesday, and selected Col. Paul Pride, a patrol and Marine the Public Safety Department in 2010, he grew to include the convictions of Taft, Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted reported veteran, to lead Ohio’s troopers. served 13 years as Ohio’s inspector general, Taft’s chief of staff and 17 others. In the $1.6 million on hand, while Democratic state Sen. 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Pigs smart as dogs? Activists pose the question
By DAVID CRARY The Associated Press NEW YORK — There’s extensive evidence that pigs are as smart and sociable as dogs. Yet one species is afforded affection and respect; the other faces mass slaughter en route to becoming bacon, ham and pork chops. Seeking to capitalize on that discrepancy, animal-welfare advocates are launching a campaign called The Someone Project that aims to highlight research depicting pigs, chickens, cows and other farm animals as more intelligent and emotionally complex than commonly believed. The hope is that more people might view these animals with the same empathy that they view dogs, cats, elephants, great apes and dolphins. “When you ask people why they eat chickens but not cats, the only thing they can come up with is that they sense cats and dogs are more cognitively sophisticated that then species we eat — and we know this isn’t true,” said Bruce Friedrich of Farm Sanctuary, the animal-protection and vegan-advocacy organization that is coordinating the new project. “What it boils down to is people don’t know farm animals the way they know dogs or cats,” Friedrich said. “We’re a nation of animal lovers, and yet the animals we encounter most frequently are the animals we pay people to kill so we can eat them.” The lead scientist for the project is Lori Marino, a lecturer in psychology at Emory University who has conducted extensive research on the intelligence of whales, dolphins and primates. She plans to review existing scientific literature on farm animals’ intelligence, identify areas warranting new research, and prepare reports on her findings that would be circulated worldwide via social media, videos and her personal attendance at scientific conferences. “I want to make sure this is all taken seriously,” Marino said in an interview. “The point is not to rank these animals but to re-educate people about who they are. They are very sophisticated animals.” For Marino and Friedrich, who are both vegans, the goals of the project are twofold — to build broader public support for humane treatment of farm animals and to boost the ranks of Americans who choose not to eat meat. “This project is not a way to strong-arm people into going vegan overnight but giving them a fresh perspective and maybe mak-
“I want to make sure this is all taken seriously. The point is not to rank these animals but to re-educate people about who they are. They are very sophisticated animals. ... This project is not a way to strong-arm people into going vegan overnight but giving them a fresh perspective and maybe making them a little uncomfortable.”
— Lori Marino lead scientist, The Someone Project ing them a little uncomfortable,” Marino said. “Maybe they’ll be thinking, ‘Hmm, I didn’t know cows and pigs could recognize each other
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Information submitted COLUMBUS — Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) members looking to take their blogging skills to a higher level are invited to attend the organization’s intermediate blogger workshop from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 16 at OFBF’s office in Columbus. The workshop will bring together food and farm bloggers from across the state to network, share ideas, and learn strategies, tips and tricks from experts that will help them become better bloggers. Topics will include tools of the trade, content strategies, search engine optimization and cultivating a community. There will also be a blogger roundtable for sharing and learning. The workshop is free for Ohio Farm Bureau members, but registration is required by Aug. 9. Registration is online at http://ofb.ag/816bloggers or by visiting ofbf.org and searching “intermediate blogger workshop.” Information is also available at (614) 246-8271.
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and have special friends’,” she said. “That might make them squirm a little, but that’s OK.” The major associations representing chicken and pork producers say the farmers they represent already have taken strides to minimize cruel treatment of farm animals. “While animals raised for food do have a certain degree of intelligence, Farm Sanctuary is seeking to humanize them to advance its vegan agenda — an end to meat consumption,” said David Warner of the National Pork Producers Council. “While vegans have a right to express their opinion — and we respect that right — they should not force their lifestyle on others.” Gwen Venable of the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association said poultry provides a valuable, affordable source of protein. “Consumers should be able choose their food based on their own dietary preferences and nutritional needs and without being unduly influenced by any one group’s personal agenda,” she wrote in an email. “We do not feel that Farm Sanctuary’s campaign is reasonable, as the campaign’s ultimate goal would be to eradicate poultry and pork from consumers’ diets.” Thomas Super of the National
Chicken Council said efforts to link farm animals with household pets was part of a strategy to create a “meat-free society.” He also contended that the farmers and companies involved in raising chickens have a vested interest in ensuring they are healthy and well-treated. While The Someone Project will encompass several species of farm animals, pigs are likely to be one of the prime subjects, given the breadth of past studies of their intelligence and behavior. Some researchers say pigs’ cognitive abilities are superior to 3-year-old children, as well as to dogs and cats. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has a section on its website entitled “The Hidden Lives of Pigs” which depicts them as social, playful and protective animals with a vocabulary of more than 20 different oinks, grunts and squeaks. “Pigs are known to dream, recognize their own names, learn tricks like sitting for a treat, and lead social lives of a complexity previously observed only in primates,” the website says. “Like humans, pigs enjoy listening to music, playing with soccer balls, and getting massages.” See PIGS, page 10
This article was written by Ed Lentz, Hancock Extension Educator. Most of the corn plants in our area have tasseled and ear silks have emerged for pollination. Silks are female flowers that emerge from the tip of the corn ears. Tassels are the male flowers that produce pollen. Pollen shed usually begins two to three days prior to silk emergence and continues for five to eight days with peak shed on the third day. On a typical midsummer day, peak pollen shed occurs between 9-11 a.m. (after the dew has dried off the tassels) with a second round of pollen shed late in the afternoon. Pollen shed stops when the tassel is too wet or too dry and begins again when conditions are favorable. Pollen remains viable after release for about 18-24 hours. Each tassel contains from two-five million pollen grains, (2,000 to 5,000 pollen grains for each silk). Wind blows the pollen across the field with most of it settling within 20-50 feet of its tassel source. When a pollen grain lands on the silk, it forms a tube down the silk channel to pollinate the ovule in 12 to 28 hours. About 97 percent of the silks are pollinated by pollen from a different plant in the field. A well-developed ear shoot should have 750-1,000 ovules, or potential kernels, each producing a silk. Under good conditions, all silks will emerge and be ready for pollination within three to five days. This usually provides adequate time for all silks to be pollinated before the end of pollen shed. Silk development begins first from the base ovules and last from the tip ovules of the ear. By pollination, the corn plant has reached its maximum height and has produced all of its leaves. The potential number of kernels has been established and the remaining grain fill period will determine survival number and size of these kernels. Most corn hybrids regardless of maturity type will reach physiological maturity 65-70 days after pollination. Corn is “safe” from a killing frost after the black layer forms at physiological matu-
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By KYLE ROERINK Star-Tribune staff writer The Associated Press when it comes back from the slaughter house fills three refrigerator-size freezers. “It tastes so much better,” she said. Charlie Scott, a state lawmaker and local rancher, has dabbled in selling cattle for consumption. He sells most of his cattle at auctions. But in the past couple of years, there’s been an increasing demand for his beef. It’s grass-fed and raised without hormones, antibiotics and genetically modified crops. A few years ago he would save six cows every year for friends who wanted meat. Since then that number has jumped to nearly 50, he said. Casper resident Stacy Johnson hasn’t bought beef from a grocery store in six years. Her sister owns the Joe and Michele Simmons Ranch near Newcastle and sells Johnson beef that she takes to a slaughterhouse in Sundance. She prefers to buy her beef from her kin rather than local retailers where meat from Australia, Mexico, Canada
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Jacky Wright last bought beef from a grocery store nine years ago. She didn’t go vegetarian and didn’t have a beef with a supermarket. She noticed a difference in taste. Wright is part of a growing movement of consumers in the state who are buying their steaks, roasts, burgers and other cuts of meat directly from a rancher. Wright knows a lot about the food she’s putting into her body. She leases 140 acres of land in Thermopolis to a ranching family that grows the cattle that she eats. “We know where they’re born and raised,” she said. “We know what they eat, and we know where they are slaughtered.” Once a year her family buys half of a steer and pays for it to be processed. The amount of meat they get
and the U.S. can all be mixed in the same package. Like Wright, Johnson knows the quality of life that her cattle had before going to slaughter. Between 30 and 40 families buy a part of a steer or heifer from Johnson’s sister. “The beef is leaner, cheaper and it helps support a local family,” she said. Buying from a local rancher helps to cut out the middlemen. For any cut of beef, she pays between $4 and $5 a pound. “There’s no feedlot, no truckers and no stores,” she said. “Every single person in line needs to make a profit. With us we only pay the rancher and the slaughterhouse.” The tools grocery stores use to market their meat — friendly labels, value packs — are there to mislead customers, said Colt Adams, owner and butcher at Grant Street Grocery. See BEEF, page 10
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TODAY 9-11 a.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff St. 5-7 p.m. — The Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. 6:30 p.m. — Delphos Ladies Club, Trinity United Methodist Church. 7 p.m. — Delphos Emergency Medical Service meeting, EMS building, Second Street. 7:30 p.m. — Delphos Chapter 23, Order of Eastern Star, meets at the Masonic Temple, North Main Street. FRIDAY 7:30 a.m. — Delphos Optimist Club meets at the A&W Drive-In, 924 E. Fifth St. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff St. 1-4 p.m. — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. SATURDAY 9 a.m.-noon — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. St. Vincent dePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. John’s High School parking lot, is open. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Delphos Postal Museum is open. 12:15 p.m. — Testing of warning sirens by Delphos Fire and Rescue. 1-3 p.m. — Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. SUNDAY 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. MONDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff St. 6:30 p.m. — Shelter from the Storm support group meets in the Delphos Public Library basement. 7 p.m. — Delphos City Council meets at the Delphos Municipal Building, 608 N. Canal St. Delphos Parks and Recreation board meets at the recreation building at Stadium Park. Washington Township trustees meet at the township house. 7:30 p.m. — Spencerville village council meets at the mayor’s office. Delphos Eagles Auxiliary meets at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 Fifth St. 8 p.m. — The Veterans of Foreign Wars meet at the hall.
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Information submitted The Landeck Community Committee has been busy with many activities to help make Landeck a great place to live. Several people welcomed Across Ohio Bike Support Adventure Group at the tavern before it opened for business by furnishing drinks and snacks on the day this group of about 80 riders peddled from Celina to Paulding. Members, who were on a several-day bicycle ride, were very appreciative of having a place to take a break. One lady bicyclist told one member who was holding a basket of apples that she looked like the Welcome Wagon. The group received donations from the Jim Illig family and the Gertie Ernst family. Jim had been a valuable member of the group for several years. Illig suggested a few years ago that the group honor Landeck’s senior citizens. He happily attended this year’s party, along with over 80 others who had ties to Landeck. Attendees came from Fort Jennings, Delphos, Fort Wayne, Wapakoneta, Spencerville, Elida, Venedocia, Chicago
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and Landeck. Gertie Hempling was the oldest person in attendance. Omer and Elmer Potast, who are over 90, were the oldest twins in attendance. Landeck Community Garage Sales will be held Aug. 15-17. Anyone wishing to be on the map should call Joan Mason (419)236-2228 before Monday. Maps will be available at the Delphos Chamber of Commerce and at the rear of the church. Volunteers pulled weeds in the landscaping surrounding the flag pole, replaced the plastic under the rubber mulch which protects users of the play equipment on the community playground and put up colorful summer banners along the streets. Paying off the playground equipment is a continuing project of the group. Someone has given the group an interest-free loan. The next meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9. Any interested person is welcome to attend the meeting at the tavern. If anyone is interested in learning more about the group, call Catherine Heitz 419 692 9753.
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WEEK OF AUG. 5 MONDAY: Tomato soup, grilled cheese, pea salad, fruit, coffee and 2 percent milk. TUESDAY: Fish fillet, red bliss potatoes, orange glazed beets, dinner, roll, margarine, apricot crisp, coffee and 2 percent milk. WEDNESDAY: Spaghetti with meat sauce, tossed salad, garlic bread, watermelon, coffee and 2 percent milk. THURSDAY: Sweet and sour meatballs, au gratin potatoes, carrots, dinner roll, margarine, Mandarin oranges, coffee and 2 percent milk. FRIDAY: Chicken Alfredo, peas, bread, margarine, dessert, coffee and 2 percent milk.
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The Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey will hold Annual Novena in Honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s Assumption from Aug. 6-13, at 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 2:30 Sunday. This year’s theme is “Year of Faith.” The preacher will be Father Thomas Orians, Friar of the Atonement and director of Graymoor Spiritual Life Center in Garrison, NY. He is a native of Tiffin. Event will include Vigil of the Assumption- conclusion of novena, candlelight rosary procession to the Shrine Park and mass in Shrine Park celebrated by the Most Reverend Leonard P. Blair, Bishop of Toledo.
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An Ice Cream Social will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Aug. 14 at Ridge United Methodist Church, 6875 Ridge Road, Elida. A free-will offering is appreciated.
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The Putnam County District Library in Ottawa will host Book Talk at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. The title is “Along Came a Spider” by James Patterson and registration is required so enough books can be ordered. The Mystery Lovers Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays every other month. Some of the authors include Anne Perry, Debbie Macomber, Susan Albert, Mary Jane Clark, Paul Gaus, TUESDAY Joan Hess and Sue Grafton. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite For any questions, call the at Delphos Senior Citizen library at 419-523-3747 and Center, 301 Suthoff St. ask for Jan. 7 p.m. — Delphos Coon For more programs, visit and Sportsman’s Club meets. mypcdl.org. 7:30 p.m. — Alcoholics Anonymous, First Presbyterian Church, 310 W. Second St.
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6 – The Herald
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Baseball goes from good to bad in a heartbeat
independent arbiter in 1992; what a JOKE! — though he never will be. Back to the current subject. In essence, the writers “condemned” baseball for putting its head in the sand and acting like the famous “Three Monkeys” — see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil — during this time. It also has currency with the plans for Major League Baseball to suspend several players, including Alex Rodriguez, for their involvement with the Biogenesis laboratory. If A-Rod receives the “death penalty” — a lifetime ban from baseball, which supposedly is on the table — will he then be eligible for Cooperstown in five years? If so, why? After all, isn’t MLB admitting (if the powers-that-be take this step) that what he did violated the integrity of the game, which is why should-be member Pete Rose is not? You all know my feelings about Pete, so I won’t go into it. If only he had admitted his gambling problem — his addiction — expressed his deepest regrets and checked himself into rehab far sooner, he’d likely be where he belongs but that isn’t what made him Charlie Hustle, is it? After all, Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle were banned by Bowie Kuhn in 1983 for taking jobs with casinos in Atlantic — they had no formal ties to baseball anymore — but were reinstated in 1985 by Peter Ueberroth; Ferguson Jenkins was banned in 1980 (by Kuhn) for drug possession but was reinstated by an arbiter later and inducted into the Hall. You never know. I know a few Hall-of-Famers, like former teammate Joe Morgan, have come out for Rose’s re-instatement; I know a few, like Jenkins, who believes he’s where he belongs. It would be interesting to poll all the current living members (and any deceased members who had a known opinion one way or the other) — make it by voice vote AND secret ballot and see what their collective opinion is. I would also like to see the controversy over Shoeless Joe Jackson cleared up once and for all. He received a lifetime ban for the Black Sox Scandal but for me, is it an eternal ban? For something that to this day is controversial and not clear-cut as to what he did or did not do? Even the research I quickly did for this article was contradictory about what he actually did. If you want to, make a “wing” regarding players like Rose and Jackson — and whomever else among the “banned” that is Hall-worthy — acknowledging they do belong in but because of serious reasons, they are not. Maybe have no bust, no photos, no other acknowledgement, but both of these guys were among the all-time greats. Not acknowledging that fact is a “crime”, too, but I suppose that Baseball doesn’t want to recognize cheaters, gamblers, etc. Ah, don’t get me started down that road! This will happen when you-know-where freezes over but I can always muse, right? Oh, by the way — and I did not know this — one of the members of the Black Sox Scandal, Eddie Cicotte, who admitted his involvement but later recanted and was found not guilty at trial. In fact, according to some research I did, they all were. Yet they all were banned for life by thenCommissioner Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis. Interesting. The second thing is that the three men inducted were chosen by the Veterans Committee. I always wonder how, after all these years, these guys are found “worthy” of being Hall-of-Famers. Did they add to their stats in any way in the intervening years? I am not writing that these men don’t actually deserve to be in Cooperstown, just wondering what convinced the Veterans Committee that now was the time. I would really like to be a fly on the wall when the votes were cast as to the reasons given to include them now as opposed to years ago. It’s nice that the Hall has “finally” inducted men like Lou Gehrig and Rogers Hornsby — they weren’t officially inducted because of World War II travel restrictions.
By JIM METCALFE Sports Editor email@example.com The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, inducted three long-dead men the other day: Jacob Ruppert, Hank O’Day and James “Deacon” White. The fact that they have all been dead for at least 70 years in interesting, to say the least. The current Baseball Writers Association of America — I am not a member, for those that are interested in such items! — deemed no one worthy of induction this year via the regular route. As everyone knows by now, some of the leading names — that under different circumstances likely all would have been first-ballot electees — that got rejected were Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa. These are three of the top figures of the Steroids Era and I think — I’m not the only one, by any means — those on the committee made their feelings crystal clear about what was going on in those years and they don’t like it. Two things leap to mind. One, the old argument that what these men did was OK because the PEDs they used weren’t illegal in baseball is a bunch of baloney. They were illegal elsewhere, so that is moot. Baseball was in violation of the law, not the other way around. Steve Howe, who abused cocaine and failed numerous tests, is still eligible to be inducted into Cooperstown — he was banned by Fay Vincent but that was lifted by an
AP source: MLB threatening A-Rod with lifetime ban
Associated Press NEW YORK — Major League Baseball is threatening to kick Alex Rodriguez out of the game for life unless the New York Yankees star agrees not to fight a lengthy suspension for his role in the sport’s latest drug scandal, according to a person familiar with the discussions. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on condition of anonymity because no statements were authorized. Whether Commissioner Bud Selig would actually issue a lifetime suspension was unclear and a permanent ban could be shortened by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz to about 200 games, the person added. The number of players likely to be disciplined stood at 14 Wednesday. Front and center is Rodriguez, baseball’s highest-paid player and the most prominent one linked in media reports over the past seven months to Biogenesis of America, a closed Florida anti-aging clinic that allegedly distributed banned performanceenhancing drugs. The Yankees expected Rodriguez to be accused of recruiting other athletes for the clinic, attempting to obstruct MLB’s investigation and not being truthful with MLB in the past. Baseball has considered suspending him for violations of its labor contract and drug agreement. Even if he is banned from baseball, there is precedent for a shortened penalty: when pitcher Steve Howe was given a lifetime ban in 1992 in his seventh suspension for drug or alcohol use, an arbitrator reduced the penalty to 119 days. A 3-time MVP, Rodriguez acknowledged four years ago that he used performance-enhancing substances while with Texas from 2001-03 but repeatedly has denied using them since. He’s been sidelined all season since hip surgery in January and then a quadriceps strain during a minor league rehabilitation assignment in July. The Yankees say he’ll start another rehab Friday — Double-A Trenton appeared to be the likely destination. “Hopefully Alex will be back shortly thereafter,” Yankees’ general manager Brian Cashman said. Rodriguez didn’t stop to talk with reporters after his workout Wednesday at the team’s minor-league complex in Tampa, Fla.
Santana’s HR in 10th lifts Indians over Cubs 6-5
Associated Press CLEVELAND — Carlos Santana’s leadoff home run in the 10th inning gave the Cleveland Indians their seventh straight win, a 6-5 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night. Santana hit a 3-2 pitch from Dylan Axelrod (3-7) into the right field seats for Cleveland’s ninth walkoff win of the season. The crowd of 22,258 roared when the ball reached the seats and Santana threw his helmet in the air as he reached home plate and was mobbed his teammates. Chris Perez (4-1) hit Adam Dunn with a pitch with two outs in the 10th but struck out Paul Konerko to end the inning as Chicago lost its sixth straight game. Both teams scored two runs in the ninth. Pinch-hitter Jeff Keppinger’s 2-run single with the bases loaded gave Chicago a 5-3 lead. Cleveland tied the game on sacrifice flies by Michael Bourn and Jason Kipnis. The Indians have won 12-of-16, while the White Sox have lost 12-of-15. Chicago is 25 games under .500 for the first time since Sept. 11, 1989. Keppinger, who was in a 3-for-31 slump, lined a 3-2 pitch from Cody Allen to right-center to break a 3-all tie in the ninth but Chicago closer Addison Reed couldn’t lock down his 27th save. Corey Kluber pitched a career-high 8 2/3 innings but was pulled after Conor Gillaspie’s 2-out single in the ninth. Dayan Viciedo’s single off Allen moved Gillaspie to third. Gordon Beckham walked to load the bases. Keppinger, batting for Josh Phegley, got ahead in the count 3-0. He took the next two pitches for strikes before delivering. Michael Brantley started the Indians’ ninth with a double. After pinch-hitter Jason Giambi was hit by a pitch, Drew Stubbs laid down a bunt in front of the plate. Reed fielded the ball and fired to first but Stubbs beat the throw, which was in the dirt and had to be scooped by Dunn. Bourn’s sacrifice fly made it 5-4 and both runners advanced a base. Nick Swisher was intentionally walked and Kipnis tied the game with another sacrifice fly. Asdrubal Cabrera struck out to end the inning. Kluber allowed three runs, all coming in the sixth when the White Sox rallied from a 3-0 deficit. White Sox starter Carlos Quintana recorded his majorleague leading 14th no-decision, allowing three runs in five innings.
At first, MLB and the union thought talks on the Biogenesis probe could be completed by Friday but negotiations to avoid grievances are likely to push back announcements until at least Saturday or Sunday. Others accused in media reports of receiving performance-enhancing drugs from Biogenesis include a trio of 2013 All-Stars: Texas outfielder Nelson Cruz, San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera and Detroit shortstop Jhonny Peralta. Most of the players face 50-game bans as first offenders. Both sides felt urgency to complete the process because by the middle of next week, teams will have fewer than 50 games left. And that would force players to complete suspensions during the playoffs or at the start of next season. Detroit general manager Dave Dombrowski protected against a possible suspension of Peralta by acquir-
ing slick-fielding infielder Jose Iglesias from Boston in a 3-team trade Tuesday night. While MLB told the union which players it intends to suspend, it hasn’t issued formal notices of discipline. Because of that, the countdown hasn’t started under baseball’s Joint Drug Agreement, which says the suspensions are effective on the third business day after the notice is issued. The sides also haven’t decided whether suspensions for first-time offenders who challenge the penalty can be announced before an arbitration decision. If some stars knew their seasons were about to be cut short, they weren’t letting on Wednesday, at least publicly. “I can’t talk about nothing right now. Just wait for the news,” Cabrera said Wednesday before playing against Cincinnati. Peralta thinks he shouldn’t be on the list of players linked to Biogenesis. “It’s wrong,” he said. “But whatever happens, I need to fight and try to move on.” Toronto outfielder Melky Cabrera, Oakland pitcher Bartolo Colon and San Diego catcher Yasmani Grandal were all suspended for 50 games last year for positive tests for elevated testosterone. MLB informed the union they won’t receive additional discipline for that violation, two people familiar with the probe announced, speaking on condition of anonymity because no statements were authorized. “Nothing’s been told to me,” Melky Cabrera said. “I served my suspension last year but MLB has never told me that it’s OK now. I’m seeing it in the press but I don’t know.” Texas was unable to find a replacement bat to fill a void a suspension of Cruz would create.
Bailey takes shutout into 9th in 4-1 Reds win
By BERNIE WILSON Associated Press SAN DIEGO — Homer Bailey gave the struggling Cincinnati Reds exactly what they needed. The right-hander came within two outs of a 5-hit shutout to end his 4-start losing streak and the Reds beat the San Diego Padres 4-1 Wednesday to snap a 5-game skid. Brandon Phillips homered and Joey Votto hit a 2-run double for the Reds, who avoided a 3-game sweep and ended San Diego’s 4-game winning streak. “Before the game, I said the law of averages were on our side to win on the road and for Homer to win,” manager Dusty Baker said. “It’s been a long time since he’s won. There were some big hits that we got today that we have been missing the past few days. “It’s great to have a great flight home, have a great day off and sort of take it easy and lick our wounds, so to speak, and get back at it again.” The performance by Bailey was just what the Reds needed to end a 10-game West Coast trip on a positive note. Not only
Dalton more in charge during Bengals camp
By JOE KAY Associated Press
had the Reds lost five straight after winning the first four games of the trip but Bailey hadn’t won since throwing the second no-hitter of his career July 2 at home against San Francisco. Three of his four losses since then had come on the road. Bailey had allowed just five singles going into the ninth, when Everth Cabrera reached on a fielding error by first baseman Votto leading off the inning. He got Chris Denorfia to fly out before Chase Headley doubled in Cabrera. Baker pulled Bailey and Aroldis Chapman got the final two outs for his 25th save in 29 chances. “It’s good to get a win,” Bailey said. “We didn’t want to come in here and get swept. We’ve been playing and pitching really well; just trying to go out there and end this trip on a good note.” See REDS, page 7
Kipnis’ groundout scored a run in the first. Brantley added an RBI double in the fourth while Santana’s fifthinning double stretched the lead to 3-0. Chicago tied the game in the sixth on Alexei Ramirez’s RBI double and run-scoring singles by Alex Rios and Dunn. A day after pulling off trades, both teams were quiet as 4 p.m. EDT deadline came and went without either team making another deal. Tuesday, the Indians acquired left-hander Marc Rzepczynski from St. Louis and optioned right-hander Vinnie Pestano to Triple-A Columbus. Rios, another subject of trade speculation, sustained a bruised left foot after fouling off a pitch Tuesday but X-rays were negative. NOTES: Cleveland hasn’t been 11 games over .500 since June 5, 2011. … Indians RHP Justin Masterson (12-7) takes on White Sox LHP Chris Sale (6-10) in the 4-game series finale at 12:05 p.m. today.
CINCINNATI — When receiver Cobi Hamilton dropped a sideline pass during a training camp practice, quarterback Andy Dalton sought him out and gave the rookie an encouraging and emphatic slap on the helmet. Cincinnati’s young quarterback is acting more like a leader. The Bengals made him a team captain last year after coach Marvin Lewis challenged him to be more asserDalton tive. Dalton was forced to spend much of his first two seasons just learning the offense and making sure he was doing everything right. Now, he’s making sure everyone around him is doing the right thing, too. “I feel like I’m not just leading by example out there; I’m also being vocal out there,” Dalton said. “Now that I’ve played a couple of years, I’ve got some notches on my belt, so I feel like everybody knows that they can trust me. They know how hard I work and how much I study to get prepared for these games. “I feel like I’m able to be a really good leader for this, not only offensively, but for everybody as a whole.” If the Bengals are going to end one of the longest playoff victory droughts in NFL history, Dalton is going to have to lead the way. The second-round pick from TCU is the only Bengals quarterback to reach the playoffs in each of his first two seasons. He has thrown 47 touchdown passes, trailing only Dan Marino (68) and Peyton Manning (52) for most in the first two seasons. See DALTON, page 7
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Ogden: Ravens’ 1st draft pick, 1st Hall-of-Famer Browns RB Richardson
By DAVID GINSBURG Associated Press BALTIMORE — Jonathan Ogden spent his entire 12-year career with the Baltimore Ravens, played in 11 Pro Bowls, won a Super Bowl ring and earned a berth in the Hall of Fame. And Ozzie Newsome saw it all coming — long before Ogden made his debut as one of the finest offensive linemen in NFL history. Newsome was in charge of the Ravens draft in 1996, the team’s first season in Baltimore after moving from Cleveland. The Ravens desperately needed an impact player with the fourth overall selection, someone who could steer the transplanted franchise on a course to greatness. “That was not a pick we wanted to end up three years later going, ‘Good God Almighty, what the heck did we do’?” recalled David Modell, the son of thenowner Art Modell and a key front-office component. “That pick had to be good.” Nebraska running back Lawrence Phillips, a troubled but talented star, was an option. So was Ogden, a 6-9 offensive tackle out of UCLA. The day before the draft, Newsome made it clear: Ogden was the choice. “Ozzie said, ‘Jonathan Ogden will be a perennial Pro Bowl player, will play for this franchise for his career and will have a decent shot at going into the Hall of Fame’,” Modell added. “What a Babe Ruth call that was.” Ogden was the first player drafted by the Ravens; Saturday, he will formally become the team’s first entrant into the Hall of Fame. “He’s going to be the Ravens’ golden child forever,” said Edwin Mulitalo, who played guard alongside Ogden for eight years. How appropriate that Newsome will serve as Ogden’s presenter at the ceremony. “He brought me in to Baltimore,” Ogden said. “I could always go talk to him, be honest with him. He’s just one of the people that I really respect in the business. It just kind of made sense to me.” Newsome, in turn, owes a debt of gratitude to Ogden for justifying his decision in the Ravens’ inaugural draft. Although the team was in dire need of a running back and already had two solid offensive tackles, Newsome chose Ogden because he was the highestranked player on Baltimore’s board. That philosophy remains in place today and has enabled the Ravens’ general manager to produce two Super Bowl champions. Newsome often considers what Ogden might have happened if he picked Phillips, who totaled 35 games for three different teams over a dismal 3-year span. “I could say 17 years later, I probably wouldn’t have this job. It’s as simple as that,” Newsome added. “Lawrence had some productive years but he didn’t pan out. And I don’t know if we would have been able to provide the structure he needed. We felt like we could have but I don’t know if we’d have been able to do it.” As a rookie, Ogden played left guard between veteran tackles Orlando Brown and Tony Jones. In his second season, Ogden became an immovable force at left tackle and remained there the rest of his career. Ogden was a star on the field and a leader within the locker room and on the sideline. He didn’t have the bluster of the Ravens’ other first-round pick in 1996, linebacker Ray Lewis, but the big man showed enough emotion to be noticed by his teammates — especially after being asked to repeatedly drop back to protect the passer. “He was a great pass blocker and he was a very technical player,” Mulitalo noted. “But man, he loved to run block. There were times he got frustrated on the sideline and most of the time it was because we were getting a little passhappy. Whenever we switched to the run, he was like a little kid. Maybe the most fun playing next to him was when we actually run-blocked. He took pride in doing that.” Many of Baltimore’s biggest games during Ogden’s tenure came against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The majority of those duels were gritty, helmet-banging affairs perfectly suited for Ogden’s old-school mentality. Along the way, he made a very favorable impression on then-Steelers coach Bill Cowher. “Jonathan is, without a doubt, a Hallof-Fame player who is one of the very best left tackles in NFL history,” Cowher recalled. “We couldn’t beat him with speed rushers and he would just engulf power rushers. Those long arms, the great feet, the strength — he has it all.” Ogden won’t be talking much at the induction ceremony this weekend. He never did much like boasting about himself. “J.O. is one of the more humble guys I’ve ever played with,” said Jamal Lewis, who ran behind Ogden plenty of times in 2003 on his way to compiling a franchiserecord 2,066 yards rushing. “He led by example and was never outworked. I’ve never seen anybody protect the left side the way he did.” Ogden was only 33 years old when he quit the game after the 2007 season. He had been fighting a nagging foot injury for years and finally had enough. “He could have continued playing,” Mulitalo added. “His 75, 80 percent was probably better than most of the players in the league. But when you’re that good, you hold yourself to a different standard, you know?” Current Ravens coach John Harbaugh had just replaced Brian Billick in January 2008 when Ogden dropped by to talk. “I was really excited to meet him,” Harbaugh recalled this week. “And then he told me he was going to retire. After I wiped the tears off my cheeks, I hugged him, and I begged and pleaded, ‘Can we get one more year out of you?’ But he said no.” Harbaugh didn’t get the chance to coach Ogden but he knows enough about him to assess his place in NFL history. “Probably the best left tackle that ever played football,” Harbaugh added. “He’s one of the two faces on the Ravens’ Mount Rushmore, for sure.” The other, of course, being Lewis, who retired after last season and is a virtual shoo-in to join Ogden in the NFL Hall of Fame. But Ogden will always be the first pick in the history of the franchise and the first to have his bust in Canton, Ohio. “It feels great,” he said. “When I was playing, I was just out there working. I couldn’t help the fact that I was the Ravens’ first pick. It just kind of happened and in my mind, all I wanted to do was go out there and help the guys win. So I don’t look at it in that perspective. When I do step outside of myself and look at it, it’s like, ‘Wow, that guy, he had it pretty good’.”
praised by Faulk
By TOM WITHERS Associated Press
Severe NFL injuries rose every season from 2009-12
Associated Press Sure didn’t take long for some significant injuries at NFL training camps — Philadelphia Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin, Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta, Denver Broncos center Dan Koppen, to name only three. Immediately, some theories developed: Too much offseason work. Not enough. New labor-contract rules limiting padded practices to one per day, while generally seen as helpful, are hardly a cure-all. Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher thinks some guys get hurt in camp because players are trying so hard to impress coaches and earn a roster spot or a starting job. “You know now coaches are really evaluating you,” added Fletcher, whose teammate, secondyear linebacker Keenan Robinson, tore his left pectoral muscle on Day 1 of training camp. “You’ve got guys with a competitive spirit and they’re looking at it, like, ‘My job’s on the line. I need to make a play’ and not realizing there’s going to be times to show coaches that you can hit, you can make plays in preseason games, but you don’t want to have a guy go down because of something that happened in practice.” Whatever the cause, severe injuries are increasing in the NFL lately. The number of injuries that forced a player to miss at least eight days jumped every year from 2009-12, according to an analysis of NFL injury data released Wednesday. The study by Edgeworth Economics, based on information collected by the league, also shows that players with concussions missed an average of 16 days last season, up from only four days in 2005, while the length of time out for other types of injuries has been steadier. “Severe injuries are increasing in frequency,” Jesse David, the economist overseeing the study, explained in a telephone interview from Pasadena, Calif. “I know that’s a very important issue for both the players’ association and the league — trying to tweak the rules and the equipment to deal with that. But despite everything they’ve been doing, it’s still going on.” David said his company has done consulting for the NFL Players Association in the past and received the data for this study from the union but wasn’t paid by it. The study reports there were 1,095 instances of injuries sidelining a player for eight or more days in 2009 — including practices and games in the preseason, regular season and post-
season — and that climbed to 1,272 in 2010, 1,380 in 2011 and 1,496 in 2012. That’s an increase of 37 percent. “The way I look at it, really, is that injuries are part of the game,” said cornerback Kyle Wilson of the New York Jets, who lost another cornerback, Aaron Berry, for the season when he tore a knee ligament on the first day of practice last week. “Injuries happen sometimes. They’re unfortunate but it really is just part of the game.” Concussions have become a far-more-noticed part of football in recent years, with more discussion of the links between head injuries and brain disease, hundreds of lawsuits brought by thousands of former players and rules changes made by the NFL to try to better protect players. During the nine years examined in David’s study, the average number of days missed because of head injuries by players in the league went from 4.8 in 2004, four in 2005, 4.1 in 2006, to 10.9 in 2010, 12 in 2011 and 16 last season. “We have experts at practice every day to let you know, as a coach, if someone does have a concussion, so that makes it pretty easy. They leave it out of our hands; they put in the experts’ hands,” Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said. “But, yeah, I think there’s more awareness in a lot of different areas when it comes to injuries over the last few years and rightfully so.” David said “you now have more severe injuries overall” because of the hike in lengthy absences for reported concussions. “Are the brain injuries actually more severe now than they were five years ago? Or is that players simply being held out longer for the same injury? That we can’t tell from the data,” David added. “My guess is it’s both but how much of each factor, I don’t know.” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy, who said the league will look at the study’s findings, attributed the longer absences for players with concussions to more caution in the treatment of those types of injuries. “We do know that the game is safer now but we still have work to do. We continue to work hard on many fronts to make the game better and safer for our sport at all levels,” McCarthy wrote in an email. “Our ongoing efforts include making rule changes designed to take dangerous techniques out of the game and also improving medical care to properly manage and treat concussions and raise awareness of their seriousness.”
BEREA — One of Trent Richardson’s goals is to be one of the best running backs in NFL history, a Hall-ofFamer like Marshall Faulk. And Faulk believes Richardson is on a path to greatness. “He has it in him,” Faulk said about Cleveland’s second-year star. “It’s in him to be great. He wants it.” Richardson and Faulk had a chance to catch up and talk some football Wednesday after practice. Faulk, who currently works as an analyst for the NFL Network, was at Cleveland’s training camp to report on the Browns, who are counting on Richardson to build off his solid rookie season, when he rushed for nearly 1,000 yards despite playing most of the year with two broken ribs. The two backs have known each other for a few years and Richardson has long admired Faulk, one of the most versatile backs in league history. During a 12-year career with Indianapolis and St. Louis, Faulk rushed for 12,279 yards and had 767 receptions for 6,875 yards to goal along with 136 combined touchdowns. Faulk was elusive, durable and versatile and Richardson would love to follow in his footsteps. “I’m trying to get to where he is today,” Richardson said. Richardson has another Hall-of-Fame mentor in Jim Brown, who is back working as an adviser with his former team. “It’s big having him out here at practice,” Richardson said. “Him, me and Jim Brown on the same field; that’s a powerful field. That’s a strong moment to have both of them on the field at the same time.” It’s interesting that Richardson Faulk and Brown (12,321) are only separated by 33 yards on the career rushing chart. Richardson wears No. 33. Richardson first met Faulk at the NFL Combine a few years ago and the two have stayed in touch since. But even before he got to know Faulk, Richardson studied the former star, hoping to pick up something he could use to make his game better. “I learned a lot from Marshall as far as watching film on him,” explained Richardson, who arrived at camp about 10 pounds lighter than he was last season. “When we were at Alabama, we used to watch a lot of film on Marshall. I still study a lot of his game, go back and watch a lot of his film on certain stuff that he do. And I give him phone calls every now and again and ask him what I need to do better, what I need to work hard on.” Faulk believes Richardson has everything he needs to succeed. “Yeah, it’s there,” he explained. “You saw it in college. It’s the reason that in a league that they’re starting to kind of devalue the position, he gets drafted so early. He’s never shied away from asking questions or letting you know what he don’t know because he understands that the things that you don’t know when you find them out, it makes it easier to become great.”
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Bailey (6-10) allowed six hits and one unearned run, struck out seven and walked none. Manager Bud Black explained the Padres “just couldn’t seem to square the fastball up against Bailey. He had good movement, pitched well. He’s got that capability. He’s got a good arm.” Phillips homered to center field off lefty Eric Stults (8-10) leading off the second, his 13th. The Reds added three more runs in the seventh, all unearned because of third baseman Headley’s throwing error on Derrick Robinson’s grounder. The error put runners on first and third and Chris Heisey singled to left to score Zack Cosart, aboard on a leadoff single. Votto followed with a double to right to
bring in Robinson and Heisey. The Reds are off today before opening an 8-game homestand. “This off day is going to be really big for us,” Bailey said. “Especially after a long trip, different time zones. We started off really well. We just couldn’t quite seem to squeeze out those wins in L.A., and even here, for a couple of days. It feels good to end it on a good note. You always like traveling after a win.” Stults allowed four runs, one earned, on 10 hits in 6 2/3 innings. He struck out five and walked none. NOTES: On Friday, the Reds play the first of three games against the NL Central rival St. Louis Cardinals. RHP Bronson Arroyo (9-8, 3.26 ERA) is scheduled to start against RHP Shelby Miller (10-7, 2.79).
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His biggest shortcoming has been two sub-par playoff performances resulting in losses at Houston, leaving Cincinnati without a playoff victory since the 1990 season. Dalton overthrew an open A.J. Green in the end zone in the closing minutes of the loss at Houston last season. He has spent a lot of time working on his footwork in the offseason, helping him become more accurate on deep throws. He’s also more focused on making sure everyone follows the script, which is one of the next steps that coach Marvin Lewis wants to see. “It’s not about Andy but let’s make sure these other 10 guys are exact,” Lewis said. “We have a lot of comfort in Andy to get us in the right spots and where we want to go. The other guys now have to adjust and move forward. To me, that’s the thing.” It’s been evident during the first six practices of training camp. “I think I’ve really taken control of
this offense,” Dalton added. “I have an understanding of everything that we’re doing. Everything that they’re asking me to do at the line of scrimmage — changing plays, changing protections, changing routes — whatever it may be, I have full control of that. “All of that is going to make this offense better and make me better as a player.” The Bengals have given him a couple more options in the passing game, drafting tight end Tyler Eifert in the first round and running back Giovani Bernard in the second. It’s partly up to Dalton to make sure it all blends together on the field. Left tackle Andrew Whitworth pointed out that Dalton got much better from his rookie season to last year, when he threw for 3,669 yards and 27 touchdowns. “People are trying to rush him along,” Whitworth added. “He’s a third-year quarterback who has started since day one and had success with the greatest of greats, when you go back and look at his
statistics compared to the guys that have played this game. “So sure, there’s things he wants to do better but he’s kept up with the progression.” Green has seen a change in Dalton as well — less reluctance to speak up in meetings with offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, for instance. “Oh yeah, man, I notice it,” Green added. “You can see he’s more confident in what he can do. This is his team and his offense. He knows it now.” NOTES: DE Carlos Dunlap was among several veterans who didn’t practice on Wednesday. Lewis reported he suffered a mild concussion in the last practice. … DT Larry Black, a Cincinnati native signed as an undrafted free agent from Indiana, dislocated his right ankle during practice and was taken off on a cart. … Lewis added there won’t be any “live” action when the Bengals practice in Atlanta next week against the Falcons leading up to their preseason opener there on Aug. 8.
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10 – The Herald
Thursday, August 1, 2013
With 3 ‘hops,’ NSA gets millions of phone records
PETE YOST Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s national security team acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that, when investigating one suspected terrorist, it can read and store the phone records of millions of Americans. Since it was revealed recently that the National Security Agency puts the phone records of every American into a database, the Obama administration has assured the nation that such records are rarely searched and, when they are, officials target only suspected international terrorists. Meanwhile, at a hacker convention in Las Vegas on Wednesday, the head of the NSA said government methods used to collect telephone and email data helped foil 54 terror plots — a figure that drew open skepticism from lawmakers back in Washington. “Not by any stretch can you get 54 terrorist plots,” said the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. More than a decade after the terror attacks of 2001, the phone-record surveillance program has stirred deep privacy concerns on Capitol Hill, where Leahy said Wednesday during an oversight hearing: “If this program is not effective, it has to end,” adding that, “So far I’m not convinced by what I’ve seen.” In the House earlier this month, lawmakers said they never intended to allow the NSA to build a database of every phone call in America, and they threatened to curtail the government’s surveillance authority. “You’ve got a problem,” Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., told top intelligence officials weeks ago. Sensing a looming shift in the privacy-versus-security cultural calculus, the White House responded: It has ordered the director of national intelligence to recommend changes that could be made to the phone-surveillance program, and President Barack Obama invited a bipartisan group of lawmakers to the White House today to discuss their concerns about the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs. A White House official says the top Democrats and Republicans on the House and Senate intelligence panels will attend. So will Democratic Sens. Mark Udall of Colorado and Ron Wyden of Oregon, two
lawmakers who raised the alarm about the NSA’s sweeping domestic programs. Two others calling for more NSA oversight, Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois and Sensenbrenner, will also attend. The administration has emphasized what it describes as oversight of its activities by the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, by congressional committees and by internal auditors. It has said, for example, that under rules approved by the court, only 22 people at NSA were allowed to approve searches of the phone database, and only seven positions at NSA, a total of 11 people, were authorized to disclose any results believed to be associated with persons in the United States. Testimony before Congress on Wednesday showed how easy it is for Americans with no connection to terrorism to unwittingly have their calling patterns analyzed by the government. It hinges on what’s known as “hop” or “chain” analysis. When the NSA identifies a suspect, it can look not just at his phone records, but also the records of everyone he calls, everyone who calls those people and everyone who calls those people.
House approves lower rates on student loans
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan bill that would reduce the costs of borrowing for millions of students passed the House on Wednesday and was heading to President Barack Obama for his signature. The legislation links student loan interest rates to the financial markets, offering lower rates for most students now but higher ones down the line if the economy improves as expected. Even as they were preparing to pass the bill, many lawmakers were already talking about a broader approach to curbing fast-climbing costs. “Going forward, the whims of Washington politicians won’t dictate student loan interest rates, meaning more certainty and more opportunities for students to take advantage of lower rates,” House Speaker John Boehner said. The measure passed 392-31. Undergraduates this fall would borrow at a 3.9 percent interest rate for subsidized and unsubsidized loans. Graduate students would have access to loans at 5.4 percent, and parents would borrow at 6.4 percent. The rates would be locked in for that year’s loan, but each year’s loan could be more expensive than the last. Rates would rise as the economy picks up and it becomes more expensive for the government to borrow money. But for now, interest payments for tuition, housing and books would be less expensive under the House-passed bill. “Changing the status quo is never easy, and returning student loan interest rates to the market is a longstanding goal Republicans have been working toward for years,” said Rep. John Kline, the Republican chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. “I applaud my colleagues on the other side of the aisle for finally recognizing this long-term, market-based proposal for what it is: a win for students and taxpayers.” The House earlier this year passed legislation that is similar to what the Senate later passed. Both versions link interest rates to 10-year Treasury notes and remove Congress’ annual role in determining rates. “Campaign promises and political posturing should not play a role in the setting of student loan interest rates,” said Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C. “Borrowers deserve better.” Negotiators of the Senate compromise were mindful of the House-passed version, as well as the White House preference to shift responsibility for interest rates to the financial markets. The resulting bipartisan bill passed the Senate 81-18. With changes made in the Senate — most notably a cap on how interest rates could climb and locking in interest rates for the life of each year’s loan — Democrats dropped their objections and joined Republicans in backing the bill. Interest rates would not top 8.25 percent for undergraduates. Graduate students would not pay rates higher than 9.5 percent, and parents’ rates would top out at 10.5 percent. Using Congressional Budget Office estimates, rates would not reach those limits in the next 10 years. The White House endorsed the deal over objections from consumer advocates that the proposal could cost future students. “The bottom line is that students will pay more under this bill than if Congress did nothing, and low rates will soon give way to rates that are even higher than the 6.8 percent rate that Congress is trying to avoid,” said Chris Lindstrom, higher education program director for the consumer group US PIRG. Rates on new subsidized Stafford loans doubled to 6.8 percent July 1 because Congress could not agree on a way to keep them at 3.4 percent. Without congressional action, rates would stay at 6.8 percent — a reality most lawmakers called unacceptable. The compromise that came together during the last month would be a good deal for all students through the 2015 academic year. After that, interest rates are expected to climb above where they were when students left campus in the spring, if congressional estimates prove correct. The White House and its allies said the new loan structure would offer lower rates to 11 million borrowers right away and save the average undergraduate $1,500 in interest charges. In all, some 18 million loans will be covered by the legislation, totaling about $106 billion this fall. “Finally, we are taking action on the pressing issue of college affordability,” said Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo. “We have to make sure our students are able to plan their futures.”
MORVEN, Ga. (AP) — Small-town police departments across the country have been gobbling up tons of equipment discarded by a downsizing military — bicycles, bed sheets, bowling pins, French horns, dog collars, even a colonoscopy machine — regardless of whether the items are needed or will ever be used. In the tiny farming community of Morven, Ga., the police chief has grabbed three boats, scuba gear, rescue rafts and a couple of dozen life preservers. The town’s deepest body of water: an ankle-deep creek. An Associated Press investigation of the Defense Department program, originally aimed at helping local law enforcement fight terrorism and drug trafficking, found that a disproportionate share of the $4.2 billion worth of property distributed since 1990 has been obtained by police departments and sheriff’s offices in rural areas with few officers and little crime. The national giveaway program operates with scant oversight, and the surplus military gear often sits in storage, the AP found. Using a series of public records requests, the AP obtained thousands of pages of emails and other documents related to the program locally and nationally. The documents, along with interviews with participants and regulators, reveal that staffing shortages and budget constraints have made it
Little restraint in military giveaways
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The website recounts news stories of pigs saving the lives of imperiled humans and saving themselves by jumping off trucks bound for slaughterhouses. Treatment of pigs has been a political issue in several states due to efforts to pass laws banning the confinement of breeding pigs in gestation crates. Friedrich said he makes the most headway with state legislators on this issue when he argues that pigs are more cognitively and emotionally advanced than dogs or cats. “They would recoil in horror if dogs and cats were subjected to the same conditions,” he said. Bob Martin, a food systems expert at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, said he developed an appreciation of pigs’ emotional complexity while serving recently as executive director of the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production. “Pigs in gestation crates show a lot of signs of depression,” he said. “When I went to a farm operation in Iowa where pigs were not confined, they came running up to greet the farmer like they were dogs. They wanted to interact with him.” Bernard Rollin, a Colorado State University professor who teaches both philosophy and animal science, said he expected increasing numbers of meateaters to join the ranks of those demand-
ing changes in the way pigs are housed at many large facilities. “You have to have ideological blindness to think these animals are not intelligent,” Rollin said. “I hope we go back to an agriculture that works more with the animals’ biological and psychological needs and nature rather than against them. “The trouble is, we’re used to seeing them as herds You see 1,000 cows or pigs and think, ‘Oh, they’re all the same.’ But there are actually huge individual differences.” According to Farm Sanctuary, cows become excited over intellectual challenges, chickens can navigate mazes and anticipate the future, and sheep can remember the faces of dozens of individual humans and other sheep for more than two years. There is existing research suggesting that campaigns such as The Someone Project may make headway in influencing consumers. In one recent study examining doubts that people might have about eating meat, University of British Columbia psychologists Matthew Ruby and Steven Heine concluded that the animal’s level of intelligence was the foremost concern. Another recent study by university researchers from Australia and Britain concluded that many meat-eaters experience moral conflict if reminded of the intelligence of the animals they are consuming.
“Although most people do not mind eating meat, they do not like thinking of animals they eat as having possessed minds,” the researchers wrote in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. Dena Jones, manager of the Animal Welfare Institute’s farm animal program, predicted that public awareness of farm animals’ intelligence would steadily increase, leading to more pressure on the farm industry from food retailers and restaurant chains. “It’s the retailers who are going to force the industry to bring their practices into line with consumer expectations,” she said. Janeen Salak-Johnson, a professor in the University of Illinois animal sciences department, said she observes a conflict among her students as they contemplate issues related to animal welfare and food supply. While some students from suburban Chicago may be embracing meatless diets, students from farming communities are convinced that local farms help feed the world. Salak-Johnson says she favors a “happy medium” and contends that campaigns such as The Someone Project go too far in trying to equate “production animals” with household pets. “We can’t let all these animals roam free — it’s not an economically sustainable system,” she said. “Yes, we have to fulfill our obligations to these animals, but is it fair for us to starve the world?”
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — O.J. Simpson won a small victory Wednesday in his bid for freedom as Nevada granted him parole on some of his 2008 convictions for kidnapping and armed robbery involving the holdup of two sports memorabilia dealers at a Las Vegas hotel room. But the decision doesn’t mean the 66-year-old Simpson will be leaving prison anytime soon. The former NFL star was convicted on multiple charges and still faces at least four more years behind bars on sentences that were ordered to run consecutively. The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners released its decision in favor of Simpson’s parole request. Commissioners noted Simpson’s “positive institutional record” and his participation in programs addressing “behavior that led to incarceration.” The board noted Simpson had no previous criminal convictions and still has consecutive sentences to serve in the Las Vegas case. In Los Angeles, Simpson was tried for murder and acquitted in the 1994 deaths of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman. In a statement Wednesday to The Associated Press, Goldman’s father and sister, Fred and Kim Goldman, said they respect the legal process but now feel a “sense of vulnerability.”
O.J. Simpson wins small victory in bid for freedom
difficult for federal and state program officials to keep track of all of the property and to prevent police forces from obtaining excessive amounts of used military equipment and other Defense Departmenttransferred property. Program officials often have to trust recipients to follow the rules and take only what they can utilize; requests for equipment are reviewed, but the process hasn’t stopped many overly aggressive departments from grabbing property that could be better used by other communities with a greater need. For many, the opportunity to amass a vast array of gear with few strings attached has proven to be too tempting to pass up, leading to a belly-upto-the-open-bar mentality. Morven Police Chief Lynwood Yates, for example, has acquired a decontamination machine originally worth $200,000 for his community of about 700 residents, and two additional full-time officers. The high-tech gadget is missing most of its parts and would need $100,000 worth of repairs. He also received a shipment of bayonets, which have never made it out of storage in his 1.7-square-mile city. “That was one of those things in the old days you got it because you thought it was cool,” Yates said of his bayonets. “Then, after you get it, you’re like, ‘What the hell am I going to do with this?’ “
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The third queen candidate is Kelsey Miller, daughter of Todd and Elaine Miller. Several of her musical interests include marching, concert and pep band. She also participates on the Ottoville High School track and volleyball teams. Participating in Scholastic Bowl, Girl Scouts and serving as the vice president of the National Honor Society also keep Miller very busy. She is currently a summer volunteer at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima and is employed at Kangaroo Cave. Her future plans are to major in biology/pre-optometry. The final contender for the 2013 title is Danielle Trenkamp. She is the daughter of Robert “Rob” and Shelley Trenkamp. She is involved in a variety of activities including soccer, track, National Honor Society, FCCLA and 4-H. Scrapbooking and going to the lake are two of her hobbies. After high school, Trenkmap plans to attend college majoring in biology with the goal of becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic. Any incoming senior attending Ottoville High
School is eligible to participate in this contest. All of the candidates are self-nominated. The king and queen are selected by achieving the highest ticket sales for the big ticket raffle. The court for the 2012 Ottoville Park Carnival sold more than $7,000 worth of tickets. Tickets for the big ticket raffle cost $1 each or six can be purchased for $5. More than $2,500 is given away during this raffle with the first-place winner walking away with $1,000. The raffle winners will be drawn from the big stage at the Ottoville Park Carnival on Sept. 1 at approximately 11 p.m. during the performance by Jared Ashley. Any juniors attending Ottoville High School interested in participating in the court for the 52nd annual Ottoville Park Carnival can contact Sherri Edelbrock at 419-4532332 or Sheila Kortokrax at 419-453-3769. All interested candidates will be accepted. For more information, contact Ottoville Park Carnival Committee Advertising and Marketing Chair Michelle Kortokrax at 419-234.7600 or email her at michellek@ bright.net.
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Consumers should be skeptical when they see phrases like “Angus Select” or “Angus Choice” on a package of beef, said Vinny Lupo, manager of the Brattis Meat Market in Casper. Much of the meat sold in stores doesn’t grade high when inspected by the USDA, so chain stores use the welcoming stickers to give their product airs of quality, he said. “For supermarkets it’s all about marketing — not grading,” Lupo said. Lupo gets his beef — Gold Canyon Gourmet — from a ranch in the Black Hills of Montana. There are no steroids, hormones or antibiotics in the beef, he said. Lupo doesn’t use ersatz labels. The USDA gives his product the highest grades: USDA Choice and USDA Select. Grant Street Grocery buys its meat from a rancher in Alcova. Adams has a long-standing relationship with the man who raises the cattle that is sold in his store. It’s his father. “It’s frustrating what the supermarkets do,” he said. “But it’s refreshing to see that consumers are becoming more educated.” Adams doesn’t wrap his meat in plastic nor does he freeze his product.
“It takes away from the taste,” he said. Adams said his father is like a chemist, figuring out formulas to make the best-tasting beef. His beef is all-natural and fed a vegetarian diet. He started feeding their cattle less corn and began mixing their feed with peas. It’s a trick they use for when the animal is slaughtered. The chemicals in the small, green vegetable help keep muscles moist while the animal sets into rigor mortis. “It’s amazing the little tricks that make a big difference,” Adams said. Adams is selling two cows worth of meat every week, he said. It’s been selling so well his freezer was nearly empty last Friday. “People are going crazy for our beef,” he said. Judy McCullough sells six steers or heifers every year to families who want home-grown beef. One goes to a family with health problems that wants to eat meat raised without chemicals. McCullough is the director of the Independent Cattlemen of Wyoming, and only sells the animals as a side project. “When people want clean beef, I can get it for them,” she said. “And what they always notice first is the taste. It’s like the difference between a home-grown tomato and a store-bought tomato. It gives you that home grown flavor.”
Answers to Monday’s questions: Anatomically speaking, the PIP and DIP joints are in your fingers. The PIP joint is the second (middle) joint of the three on each finger; the DIP joint is the last joint nearest the top of each finger. Hollywood leading man Sean Connery had an uncredited role as a deckhand aboard the sinking Titanic in the 1958 film A Night to Remember. He’s seen briefly, heavily bearded, assisting passengers as lifeboats are being loaded. Today’s questions: What minimum height and width has the National Football League set for numbers on the front and back of each player’s jersey? The last chapter of what famous novel begins with the sentence, “Reader, I married him?” Answers in Thursday’s Herald.
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