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Telling The Tri-County’s Story Since 1869

Friday, September 10, 2010

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Delphos, Ohio

Canal Days Queen Pageant Sunday

Upfront

D&D Sports Relay for Life team is selling Memory and Honor records to be used on the Relay For Life Float in the Delphos Canal Days parade. For $5, participants can purchase a 45-inch record for a loved one’s name (in honor or in memory of them). All records will then be used to decorate the float for the parade. To purchase a record, send money to: Ashley Kill, 127 N. Cass St., Delphos, OH 45833 Please include if it’s “in honor of” or “ in memory of” and who it’s donated by. Proceeds benefit the 2011 Delphos Relay For Life event.

Relay team selling records for float

The annual Canal Days Queen Pageant begins at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Jefferson Middle School. Tickets are $5 and available from contestants or at the door. Also, 50/50 raffle tickets are available from contestants. Read the contestants’ bios in Saturday’s Herald.
Nancy Spencer photo Nancy Spencer photos

Herald welcomes new cartoonist
BY NANCY SPENCER nspencer@delphosherald.com

Ten-year-old Levi Thurston’s cartoons will be featured on the Kid’s Page on the second Saturday of each month.

Priest to give demo derby a bang-up try
BY NANCY SPENCER nspencer@delphosherald.com DELPHOS — There are just some people you can’t tell things. Eric Schier and Eric Fritz fall in to this category. The Rev. Jacob Gordon told them he had never been in a demolition derby but might like to try it. The next thing he knew, he had a car and T-shirts for his supporters. His derby debut is at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Allen County Fairgrounds. Rev. Gordon, “Father Jake” as his parishioners know him, saw his freshlypainted car, “The Beast,” for the first time Thursday evening at Fritz’s rural home. He promptly crawled through the windshield of the 1989 Cavalier and took her for a

The Rev. Jacob Gordon, inside the car, is ready for the demolition derby Saturday at the Allen County Fairgrounds. Eric Schier, second from right, and Eric Fritz, right, hooked the reverend up with a 1989 Chevy Cavalier to try his hand at the event. Doug Siefker, left, and Jordan Fricke of Elida, second from left, painted the car. Fritz’s daughter, Kylie, was along for the ride.

The Delphos Public Library will host “Fall Home Decorations” at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The program will be presented by Sue Shrider and LaDonna Peterson of the Green Thumb Garden Club. This is a free program. Registration is appreciated.

Library to host fall program

Today’s Area Football Schedule NWC: Jefferson at Bluffton, Spencerville at Allen East, Ada at Columbus Grove; MAC: St. John’s at Minster; WBL: Elida at Van Wert. Cloudy with showers, storms Saturday. High in low 70s. See page 2.

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ELIDA — As long as he can remember, 10-year-old Levi Thurston has loved drawing. “My favorite class in school is art and I love to sit at home and draw,” the Columbus Grove fifth-grader said. After sharing his cartoon, “Steve and Darren the Dog,” with the Delphos Herald, the staff decided Steve and Darren the Dog they loved it, too. The Elida youngster will have his cartoon featured to read, play baseball, watch on the Kid’s Page the second movies and collect Pokémon cards. Saturday of each month. If the cartoon endeavHis own dog’s antics and his love of cartoons inspired or doesn’t pan out the way Thurston to create “Steve and Thurston would like, he said some career using his drawing Darren the Dog.” “Darren is pretty much my skills would be acceptable. “I wouldn’t mind being a dog, Gregor. He’s a yellow Lab and he’s pretty laid back,” pro baseball player, either,” he Thurston said. “I just imagine said. He is the son of Tim and what he would say if he could Linda Thurston. He has two talk.” “Chainsaw Arm Man” older sisters and is an uncle is another cartoon creation with another niece or nephew Thurston has in the works. The on the way.

hero battles such enemies as Skeleton Man. Thurston also has a hedge hog named Reggie and a pony named Hercules. He loves

spin in a nearby field. “This is great,” he said. “I never imagined I would be doing this. I hope everyone comes to the fairgrounds to see me Saturday. I’ve never done this but I’m having fun already. We’ll have to see how I do.” “Holy Priest, Look Out for the Beast” T-shirts are available at Ace Hardware.

Highway deaths fall to lowest level since 1950
BY KEN THOMAS The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Traffic deaths have plummeted across the United States to levels not seen in more than a halfcentury, spurred by technology, safety-conscious drivers and tougher enforcement of drunken driving laws. The Transportation Department said Thursday that traffic deaths fell 9.7 percent in 2009 to 33,808, the lowest number since 1950. In 2008, an estimated 37,423 people died on the highways. Government and auto safety experts attributed the improvement to more people buckling up, side air bags and anti-rollover technology in more vehicles and a focus in many states on curbing drinking and driving. Economic conditions were also a factor. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood called the new data “a landmark achievement for public health and safety” but cautioned that too many people are killed on the road each year. “While we’ve come a long way,” he said, “we have a long distance yet to travel.” Forty-one states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico saw reductions in highway fatalities, led by Florida with 422 fewer deaths and Texas, down 405. The rate of deaths per 100 million miles traveled also dropped to a record low. It fell to 1.13 deaths per 100 million miles in 2009, compared with 1.26 the year before. Year-to-year declines in highway deaths have occurred in previous economic downturns, when fewer people are out on the road. Traffic deaths decreased in the early 1980s and early 1990s when difficult economic conditions led many drivers to cut back on discretionary travel. Last year’s reduction in fatalities came even as the estimated number of miles traveled by motorists in 2009 increased 0.2 percent over 2008 levels. Barbara Harsha, executive director for the Governors Highway Safety Association, said the new data was “particularly encouraging given that estimated vehicle miles traveled actually increased slightly in 2009, thus exposing the public to greater risk on our roadways.” LaHood said the weak economy was a contributing factor as many Americans chose not to go out to bars and restaurants after work or on the weekend. But he said many motorists are more safety conscious behind the wheel. About 85 percent of Americans wear seat belts while benefiting from safety advances found in today’s cars and trucks. Side air bags that protect the head and midsection are becoming standard equipment on many new vehicles. Electronic stability control, which helps motorists avoid rollover crashes, is more common on new cars and trucks, while some luxury models have lane departure warnings and other safety features. Dave McCurdy, president and CEO of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, which represents General Motors, Toyota, Ford and others, said the improvements were “the payoff from years of manufacturer-driven safety improvements, like antilock brakes and electronic stability control systems” along with efforts by law enforcement to keep the roads safe. LaHood, a former Illinois

Father Jake fans can pick up a T-shirt at Ace Hardware.

This is what Father Jake’s opponents will see coming at them Saturday at the demolition derby at the Allen County Fairgrounds.

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congressman, has also sought to crack down on distracted driving, urging states to adopt stringent laws against sending text messages from behind the wheel, as well as other distractions. The annual highway safety report also found: — Motorcycle fatalities broke a string of 11 years of annual increases, falling by 16 percent, from 5,312 in 2008 to 4,462 in 2009. — The number of people injured in motor vehicle crashes fell for a 10th consecutive year. An estimated 2.2 million people were injured in 2009, a 5.5 percent decline from 2.3 million in 2008. — Alcohol-impaired driving deaths declined 7.4 percent in 2009 to 10,839 deaths, compared with 11,711 in 2008. Alcohol-impaired fatalities fell in 33 states and Puerto Rico.

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Iran to free 1 of 3 captive Americans
By NASSER KARIMI The Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran — Iran said Thursday it will free Sarah Shourd, one of three Americans jailed for more than 13 months, as an act of clemency to mark the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. The imprisonment of the Americans has deepened tensions between the U.S. and Iran, a relationship already strained over Washington’s suspicions that Tehran is trying to manufacture nuclear weapons — something Iran denies. Bak Sahraei, the second counselor of Iran’s UN mission, sent an e-mail confirming the release of Shourd, following up an earlier text message from the Culture Ministry telling reporters them to come to a Tehran hotel on Saturday morning to witness the release. The site is the same one where the three were allowed the only meeting with their mothers since they were detained in July 2009. Iran claims they illegally crossed the border from Iraq’s northern Kurdish region and had threatened to put the three on trial for spying. Their families say they were hiking in the largely peaceful region of Iraq and that if they crossed the border, it was accidental. “Offering congratulations on Eid al-Fitr,” the ministry text message said, referring to the feast that marks the end of Ramadan. “The release of one of the detained Americans will be Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Estaghlal hotel.” The gesture could be a calculated move by Iran to soften international criticism of its judiciary. Iran has faced a growing storm of protest over a stoning sentence for a woman convicted of adultery that has been temporarily suspended. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has in the past proposed swapping the three for Iranians he says are jailed in the U.S., raising fears that the Americans are being held as bargaining chips. There was no word on the fate of the other two Americans, Josh Fattal, 28 and Shane Bauer, 28, to whom she got engaged to while they were in prison. Releasing prisoners and showing clemency is a common practice in the Muslim world during the fasting month of Ramadan. Iran’s official IRNA news agency said Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has already pardoned a group of prisoners for Eid al-Fitr. The report gave no number of the freed inmates and did not say whether they also included the American. Shourd, 31, had told her mother she has serious medical problems. Nora Shourd, said her daughter told her in a telephone call in August that prison officials have denied her requests for medical treatment. The mother said they talked about her daughter’s medical problems, including a breast lump and precancerous cervical cells, and her solitary confinement in Tehran’s Evin prison. During the American hostage crisis in 1979-1981, Iran first released women and African-Americans as a sign of respect for women and mercy toward minorities. In Washington, State Department spokesman Mark Toner said U.S. officials are

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Critics say Mexico needs to learn from Colombia
By FRANK BAJAK and ALEXANDRA OLSON The Associated Press MEXICO CITY — With a blunt remark that grated on Mexicans, Washington’s top diplomat was merely echoing a growing concern about the alarming violence and instability being caused by Mexico’s war on drug cartels. Mexican officials publicly disputed on Thursday the declaration by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton the previous day that Mexico is “looking more and more like Colombia looked 20 years ago.” Clinton’s assessment is nevertheless shared by the crime-fighters who dismantled Colombia’s killer cartels and have been offering Mexican officials, police and prosecutors advice and training for more than two years. Critics say Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s government has been too slow to heed that advice. Colombia’s police director, Gen. Oscar Naranjo, and others who fended off a criminal takeover in the Andean nation believe Mexico is on the cusp of a battle royale in which politicians, police and judges will increasingly be targeted and terror used against civilians — just as Pablo Escobar and his Medellin cocaine cartel did in their country. “They are headed there,” Naranjo said in a recent interview. Organized crime analyst Edgardo Buscaglia in Mexico says the escalation of cartel violence in this country mirrors Colombia’s experience because it is “directly related to the weakness of the state.” It differs, he says, in that it arises mostly as rival gangs fight to put their own people in key jobs at the provincial and local level — such as mayor, prison warden, police chief. The cartel assault on Colombia’s national government was initially mounted by Escobar himself — atop a single organized crime group — when then-Justice Minister Rodrigo Lara outed him as a narco. Before police gunned him down in 1993, Escobar and his henchmen waged a decade-long reign of terror. They killed hundreds of police, judges, journalists and politicians, starting with Lara. The successor Cali cartel kept up Escobar’s battle against extradition of traffickers to face U.S. charges — but less violently, choosing instead to buy off much of Colombia’s Congress. Naranjo was chief of police intelligence in the 1990s when Washington lavished aid on his boss, Gen. Rosso Jose Serrano, as he purged and professionalized the force. With close cooperation from Washington — and the passage of extradition,

in contact with Swiss diplomats who handle U.S. affairs in Iran. “We don’t know, frankly, what Iran is contemplating at this point,” Toner said. “If this turns out to be true, this is terrific news. The hikers’ release is long overdue.” A statement by Samantha Topping, a New York-based spokeswoman for the three mothers, said they are “urgently seeking further information.” “We hope and pray that the reports are true and that this signals the end of all three of our children’s long and difficult detention,” the statement said. “Shane, Sarah and Josh are all innocent and we continue to call for their immediate release, so that they can return home together and be reunited with our families.” Bauer’s mother, Cindy Hickey of Pine City, Minnesota, told The Associated Press that the mothers had hoped for a release during Ramadan because they knew it was a tradition. She said she was excited about the release, even if the hiker being freed isn’t her son. “I’m hoping that even if one is released, the other two will follow,” Hickey said. “I’m holding my breath for the official word on this.” Iranian leaders have repeatedly suggested a link between the jailing of the Americans and Iranians they claim are held by the United States. The Swiss embassy in Tehran has handled consular affairs for the United States for about 30 years, since after 1979 Iranian revolution. Swiss diplomats refused to comment Thursday on any possible release of the three detained Americans but are expected to be involved in any transfer.

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June 3, 1927-Sept. 8, 2010 Mary Lou Strayer, 83, of Delphos, died at 8:55 p.m. Wednesday, at Roselawn Manor Nursing Home, Spencerville. She was born June 3, 1927, in Delphos to Martin and Leona (Meyers) Krendl. On June 2, 1956, she married William Strayer, who survives. Survivors also include four children, Elizabeth “Beth” (Brad Scott) Maxwell of West Liberty, William Strayer and Marie (Dennis) Honigford of Delphos and Marcia (Bryan) Boyd of Defiance; two grandchildren, Kelli Maxwell and Nathan Boyd; and a brother, John M. “Jack” (Mary A.) Krendl of Delphos. Mrs. Strayer was a 1945 graduate of St. John’s High School and a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. She enjoyed her flowers, swimming and bingo. She had worked as a librarian at the former Lima Ordnance Depot for eight years and had worked 20 years at Van Dyne Crotty Co. in Delphos. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Landeck, the Rev. Jacob Gordon officiating. Burial will follow in Hartford Cemetery near Spencerville. Friends may call from 9:15-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville. Memorial contributions are to St. John the Evangelist money-laundering and asset Catholic Church. forfeiture laws, Colombia dismantled its major cartels. Traffickers compartmentalized their business to better shield themselves. They Delphos weather handed over U.S. distribution networks to Mexican cartels, High temperature Thursday and Colombia’s illegal armed in Delphos was 71 degrees, groups — leftist rebels and low was 46. High a year ago far-right paramilitaries — got today was 81, low was 57. deeply involved in cocaine Record high for today is 97, production. set in 1983. Record low is 39, This year, Naranjo was set in 1924. able to scratch off the last WEATHER FORECAST name from a list of the counTri-county try’s top 28 fugitive drug trafThe Associated Press fickers that he drew up in May 2004. All had been been TONIGHT: Mostly clear captured. in the evening becoming partAmong suggestions ly cloudy. Lows in the lower Naranjo and a brain trust of 50s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Colombian crime-fighters SATURDAY: Partly sunny and allies have offered to the with a chance of showers with Calderon government: isolated thunderstorms in the — Create an elite, uncor- morning then cloudy with ruptible counterdrug unit showers likely and a chance in the national police, as of thunderstorms in the afterColombia did, and protect noon. Highs in the lower 70s. delicate narcotics investiga- Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. tions by compartmentalizing Chance of rain 60 percent. information. SATURDAY NIGHT: — Attack money-launder- Mostly cloudy with a chance ing and political corruption of showers with isolated thunwith legislation that makes it derstorms in the evening then easier to track drug money, partly cloudy with a slight freeze narco assets and seize chance of showers after midtraffickers’ property. night. Lows in the upper 50s. — Offer better protec- Southeast winds around 5 mph tion to news organizations becoming light west winds to encourage more robust after midnight. Chance of rain and independent reporting on 50 percent. traffickers. EXTENDED FORECAST Calderon hasn’t moved SUNDAY: Mostly sunny. fast enough to implement Highs in the mid 70s. West such initiatives, many ana- winds 5 to 10 mph. lysts say. SUNDAY NIGHT: Clear. A special investigative Lows in the lower 50s. unit trained by Colombians MONDAY-TUESDAY and other foreign experts was NIGHT: Mostly clear. Highs only recently deployed to the in the upper 70s. Lows in the violent border city of Ciudad lower 50s. Juarez — that city’s first real W E D N E S D A Y , investigative police. And WEDNESDAY NIGHT: last month, the government Mostly clear. Highs in the announced the firing of 3,200 lower 70s. Lows around 50. federal police this year for THURSDAY: Partly failing tests designed to root sunny. Highs in the lower out corruption. 70s.

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May 8, 1916-Sept. 9, 2010 Helen Clare Dickman, 94, of Delphos, died at 8:36 a.m. Thursday at Vancrest Healthcare Center. She was born May 8, 1916, in Van Wert County to Aloysius and Theresa (Spieles) Pohlman. She was married to Steve Dickman at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. He died March 25, 1981. Survivors include four daughters, Jeanne (Kenny) Looser of Delphos, Ann Johnson of Carey and Patty (Phil) Hablitzel and Helen Marie Dickman of Delphos; three sisters, Marciel Etzkorn, Ruth Pohlman and LaDonna (Warren) Peterson of Delphos; two brothers, Paul (Margie) Pohlman and Harold (Dolly) Pohlman of Delphos; 14 grandchildren, Kirk Looser, Cindy Looser, KC Looser, Craig Looser, Kevin Looser, Chip Johnson, Eric Johnson, Amy Zipfel, Matthew Hablitzel, Sara Hablitzel, Jeff Dickman, Daina Dickman, Derek Dickman and Steve Dickman; 15 great-grandchildren, Dustin Looser, Tiffany Sensibaugh, Kylee Looser, Brad Looser, Drew Looser, Lindsey Looser, Logan Looser, Courtney Looser, Cody Looser, Caden Johnson, Alec Johnson, Tori Beair, Lydia Hablitzel, Madison Hablitzel and Taighen Zipfel; two greatgreat-grandsons, Connar and Brooks Sensibaugh; and Kathy (Bill) Dickman-Eversole of Columbus Grove. She was preceded in death by a son, John P. Dickman; a son-in-law, Fritz Johnson; two brothers, Ray and Jerome Pohlman; and a sister, Marie Berres. Mrs. Dickman was a homemaker and part owner of Steve’s and Modern Motel. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and its Altar Rosary Society. She worked at the Red Cross Blood Bank. She enjoyed playing bridge and was an avid craft worker with Helen Marie. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Jacob Gordon officiating. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where a parish wake will begin at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Thomas Edison Learning Center in Van Wert or St. John’s schools.

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St. John’s Scholar of the Day is Jordan Castle. Congratulations Jordan! Jefferson’s Scholar of the Day is Nathanael Miller. Congratulations Nathanael!

Students can pick up their awards in their school offices.

At 6:39 p.m. on Thursday, a traffic accident occurred when the driver of a truck backed into a second vehicle while attempting to turn around. Kyle Anspach, 16, of Delphos was stopped northbound in an alleyway off of the 800 block of West Second Street waiting on Dennis Osting, 50, of Delphos, who was stopped talking to a pedestrian on Second Street facing east. Osting began to reverse in an attempt to turn around in the alleyway, causing him to back into Anspach’s car. There were no injuries and minor damage to both vehicles. Osting was cited for improper backing.

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CINCINNATI (AP) — City Council members in Cincinnati on Thursday approved an ordinance banning the sending, reading or writing of text messages while driving. The ordinance adopted Thursday by Cincinnati’s city council in an 8-1 vote also bans accessing the Internet while driving. Other Ohio cities — including Toledo, Columbus and Cleveland — have similar bans, and state lawmakers are debating a statewide texting ban. Legislation passed the Ohio House of Representatives in March, and a similar bill has been introduced in the Senate. Cincinnati’s ban is expected to take effect in 30 days, and drivers could be pulled over and fined $100 for the misdemeanor offense. The ordinance does not prohibit drivers from talking on a cell phone while driving. They also can enter information into a GPS navigational system, as long as the vehicle is stopped and not in the traffic flow. The Governors Highway Safety Association encourages state bans and says 30 states, along with the District of Columbia and Guam, currently ban text messaging for all drivers. The Washington, D.C.based group does not encourage city bans. “It’s difficult for cities to enforce the bans, and they often don’t have much money for road signs or other public education,” said Jonathan Adkins, a spokesman for the nonprofit safety group.

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Vantage Early Childhood Education juniors at the Van Wert County Fair with Vancrest residents Ray Coleman and Barb Heath are, from left, Angela Wells (Crestview), Emily Croy (Kalida), Joe Shoppell (Lincolnview), Hope Nehls (Paulding), Ericka Zinser (Wayne Trace) and Sara Detrick (Parkway).

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Vantage/Vancrest Intergenerational Project
As the youngest students prepare for the opening of the Vantage Preschool, students and staff in the Early Childhood Education program are finalizing plans and activities for the upcoming year. One activity in particular, the intergenerational project with Vancrest Healthcare Center, has already begun. Vantage ECE students accompanied residents to the Van Wert County Fair on Senior Citizen Day. They helped wheel the residents through the Commercial building and helped them get their lunch. “I’m excited to start taking the preschoolers to Vancrest for activities. It’s nice talking to the older people,” senior Kayla DeMoss from Lincolnview said. The project will include monthly visits to Vancrest with the preschoolers and their teachers to read stories, perform finger plays and play games. The Vancrest assisted living residents will come to Vantage once a month for art and activities and lunch in the Cup & Saucer Restaurant. “This intergenerational program with Vantage and Vancrest is such a winwin situation for all those involved. The residents at Vancrest enjoy the children; their enthusiasm and joy for life is so contagious and reminds us all of the joys in simple things and seeing things from a child’s perspective. The children also devel-

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op relationships with the residents and discover that these ëgrandmas and grandpasí are nice and that they are able to do things for them,” Vancrest healthcare activities coordinator (and Vantage alumnus) Jana Wireman said. In addition to the intergenerational project, the Vantage preschool children experience hands on activities in language arts, science, math, kindergarten readiness, and literature. For more information about the Vantage preschool, please contact Marcia Osenga or Donna Myers at 419-2385411 ext. 137. The Vantage Pancake and Sausage Breakfast will be held from 7-11 a.m. on Sept. 25.

AKRON (AP) — A judge VAN WERT COUNTY has sentenced a former county HEALTH treasurer’s official in northeast Ohio to 10 years in DEPARTMENT prison on charges that he stole When: September 20th, 2010 nearly $2.5 million from the Time: 10:00am till 6:00pm office. Place: Van Wert County Judge John Adams in U.S. Fair Grounds District Court in Akron also Who: 19 years and up ordered Vincent Frustaci to Cost: $25.00 cash unless repay the stolen funds and Medicare part B or Medicaid remain on supervised release ** bring card please for three years after his release. Experienced Clinicians! The 39-year-old Frustaci, NO STANDING IN LINE! of Canton, was Stark County’s chief deputy treasurer. He had If you have questions about your Congratulations to Vantage Blue Chippers Ryan Doan (Paulding), left, Aryn Denny coverage, please call the Health pleaded guilty to one count (Wayne Trace) and Logan Stuckey (Van Wert). These students had perfect attendance Department at 419-238-0808 ext. 107 each of conspiracy and theft and a 4.0 GPA for the last nine weeks of the 2009-2010 school year and were recently or ext. 103 prior to the clinic. in June on charges that he treated to lunch at Pizza Hut. stole the money from 2003 to 2009, when he was fired. He said at the time that he was THE CURRENT EVENTS deeply sorry for breaking the people’s trust. On Thursday, Frustaci told the judge he has had a gamSPORTS Telling The Tri-County’s Story Since 1869 bling addiction for years, but ENTERTAINMENT offered little detail on where and more… he gambled the stolen funds.

COLUMBUS — Celebrating what’s been called “the most ambitious railroad engineering project in the past century,” the Ohio Department of Transportation and the Ohio Rail Development Commission are welcoming the first doublestacked freight trains to run on Norfolk Southern’s Heartland Corridor - bringing more goods and more business from the Port of Virginia into Columbus and the Midwest. The Heartland Corridor is the result of a threeyear $191 million publicprivate partnership with the federal government, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia and Norfolk Southern to create a fast, direct double stack route from the East Coast into the Midwest. “This new rail corridor means Ohio shippers have a fast, efficient link to world markets, and those markets to us,” said ORDC Executive Director Matt Dietrich. ODOT and ORDC are also investing more than $80 million in additional roadway and rail projects to better connect the Heartland Corridor to the Rickenbacker Intermodal Terminal in Columbus, including the $14 million stimulus-funded Rickenbacker Parkway - a four-lane divided roadway around the western edge of the nearby airport. The Rickenbacker Intermodal Terminal is already undergoing an expansion of track capacity and is attracting a growing number of distribution and logistics companies, bringing new jobs for the trucking industry and warehousing operations “These investments will improve safety and better connect the modes to transportation that meet in this one location,” said ODOT Director Jolene M. Molitoris. “Over the next 30 years, studies show the Rickenbacker intermodal facility and resulting development could produce thousands of direct jobs. Now that’s a return on investment!” The first fully-loaded train to use the new intermodal route is leaving the Port of Virginia in Norfolk on Thursday and will arrive Friday morning in Columbus. By raising the clearances of 28 tunnels and 24 overhead obstructions such as bridges and overpasses - more than 250 route

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miles have been eliminated, saving at least a day in transit shipping time. When the idea of a highspeed freight rail corridor for containerized freight between Columbus and the Port of Virginia was first brought up, ORDC was one of the first agencies to invest in feasibility studies that led to the historic public-private partnership. In 2006, ORDC then approved a grant of $836,355 for Ohio’s portion of a match for a $90-million Congressional appropriation to partner with Norfolk Southern to construct the Heartland Corridor. In 2010, ODOT initiated several road projects near the Rickenbacker Intermodal Terminal to support growing business in the region, including improvements near the Interstate 270/ Alum Creek Drive interchange, widening of bridges on I-270 between US Route 23 and I-71, and a partnership effort to improve the I-71 Grove City interchange at State Route 665. The state’s investments in the Heartland Corridor are part of a competitive rail investment strategy which also includes investments in the CSX National Gateway and the 3C “Quick Start” passenger rail service - aimed at improving Ohio’s position as a logistics and distribution leader.

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KETTERING (AP) — Police say a woman who couldn’t afford to get the brakes fixed on her car drove through a red light and crashed with a school bus carrying elementary school children home in western Ohio. Kettering police Lt. Bill Karolyi says one child was taken to a hospital as a precaution following the crash at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday. He says the driver of the car and her adult son passenger also went to a hospital. Karolyi says the driver and her son said they knew the car had faulty brakes but that the poor economy prevented them from getting repairs. He says she will be cited for running the light and that investigators will look into further charges. Karolyi says 18 children were on the bus, and that parents and a second bus took them home.

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“History is but a confused heap of facts.” — Lord Chesterfield, British statesman (1694-1773)

US shrugs off North Korea succession talk
By FOSTER KLUG The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is greeting with a shrug an expected North Korean political convention that could see the public debut of the country’s next ruler. World leaders come and go, even in totalitarian North Korea; the important thing, U.S. officials say, is for the country to live up to past nuclear disarmament promises. As North Korea hints that a meeting that could promote Kim Jong Il’s son as successor is imminent, the United States has steered clear of prediction, saying it is uncertain whether a new leader would spark change. “We’re watching the leadership process and don’t have any idea yet how it’s going to turn out,” Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said this week. She made clear that the U.S. goal is “to try to convince whoever is in leadership in North Korea that their future would be far better served by” giving up their nuclear ambitions. The meeting would be the biggest since a 1980 gathering where Kim Jong Il made his By LOLITA C. BALDOR The Associated Press public debut as future leader. Kim reportedly is suffering from health problems and is thought to be grooming his youngest son, Kim Jong Un, to continue the ruling dynasty that began with Kim Jong Il’s father, Kim Il Sung, who died in 1994. State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said it is hard to say whether new North Korean leadership would make a difference in U.S. policy. “Leaders of all stripes change around the world. Leaders don’t live forever,” Crowley said. “What we’re looking for is a change in the direction of North Korean policy and North Korean actions.” Should it convene, the North Korean convention would come amid a flurry of diplomatic activity among the five countries pushing the North to resume stalled nuclear disarmament negotiations. Obama administration officials say they are in deep consultations with China, Russia, Japan and South Korea, the other members of the sixnation talks. Envoys from China, which has pushed for the resumption of talks, and South Korea, which has accused North Korea of torpedoing one if its warships in March, visited the

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One Year Ago • Nathan Pepiot won Grand Champion Meat Pen of Broiler Chickens at the Van Wert County Fair. This is Pepiot’s last year to exhibit at the fair. He graduated from St. John’s in May. Pepiot has been awarded Grand Champion five out of six years of showing broilers. He is currently attending Owens Community College in Findlay. 25 Years Ago — 1985 • James E. Shisler, vocal director at Jefferson received confirmation that the middle school choir has been selected to perform at the Ohio Music Educators Association convention in Columbus. The choir will be performing Feb. 15 at the Hyatt Regency. The convention music committee evaluated over 90 audition tapes before deciding on the performing groups selected. • The Fort Jennings Musketeers volleyball team ran its record to 6-0 with a 15-3 and 15-6 win over Columbus Grove. In the service receptions Amy Lindeman was 5-for-5 and Amy Kenres 4-for-4. Point leaders were Lindeman with 10, Mesker with six and Schroeder with six. • SKSR Julie Osting, formerly of Delphos, has completed her basic training at Orlando Navy Base, Orlando, Fl. She is the granddaughter of Bette Frysinger of Fort Jennings, who has returned from Orlando, Fl. After attending Julie’s graduation. Julie is stationed in Meridian, Miss. At SK “A” School. 50 Years Ago —1960 • Three Delphos ladies, and one former Delphos resident, Rose Luersman, Mrs. Charles H. Myers, Martha Helmkamp, all of Delphos, and Mrs. Harold Scherger of Huntington, Ind., the former Alice Mueller of Delphos, were among the members of the third Northwestern Tour to Europe. Tour members flew from Dayton to London on Aug. 13. After three days in London, tour members departed for Amsterdam. Aug. 18, the tour members left by plane for Paris, where trips were included to the Eiffel Tower, and many other historical and well known sightseeing spots. A trip to Nice, France, with a visit to the French Riviera, was made before touring Monte Carlo. Next was a train trip to Rome where they attended the opening of the Olympic Games. On Aug. 27 they were granted an audience with His Holiness Pope John XXIII. They departed for Venice before boarding a train for Lucerne Switzerland. Leaving Zurich by motor coach for Munich, Germany, they visited the shops. From there they flew to Oberammergau, where on Sept. 2 they witnessed the renowned Passion Play. 75 Years Ago — 1935 • Word was received here that Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Ulm are enjoying their stay in California. Mr. Ulm is playing with the Buddy Rogers Orchestra in the movies and they have just completed an MGM picture, “Pirate Party at Avalon,” in Technicolor. They state that they are having a very successful run there. • A second set of twins was born to Mr. and Mrs. William Gasser at Ottoville last week. The Gassers have nine daughters whose ages are 18, 15, 13, 11, 9, twins, 4, and the newlyborn twins. The three boys’ ages are 7, 5 and 2. All the 12 children are in fine health. • An interesting meeting of the Daughters of Ruth, a Methodist society, was held at the church with an attendance of 52, three of whom were guests. Rev. Joseph Richards, Mrs. William Turner and Gertrude Steinecker, were the guests. Mrs. Rummel was received into the class as a new member.

Conservative groups spending $5 million in ads
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a dozen Democratic members of the House are facing a wave of negative ads by two conservative, Republicanallied groups that plan to spend more than $5 million on advertising. Beginning Thursday, Americans for Job Security and The 60 Plus Association are set to run commercials calling for the defeat of Democrats in House races in Arizona, Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, Tennessee, North Carolina and Indiana. The ads are a test of the new campaign speech laws liberalized by the Supreme Court. The two groups are part of a series of GOP-leaning outside organizations that are pouring money into this year’s elections in hope of wresting congressional control from the Democrats. The ads, which label the Democrats as too liberal for their districts, take aim at some of the most competitive races in the country and represent an escalation in spending that is already breaking records. Americans for Job Security and The 60 Plus Association are nonprofit corporations that do not have to disclose their donors. Americans for Job Security advocates a probusiness, lower taxes agenda. The 60 Plus Association bills itself as a conservative alternative to the AARP seniors’ lobby. Last year it targeted a number of House Democrats who voted for health care legislation. Freed by a Supreme Court decision earlier this year, the groups are specifically calling for the Democrats’ defeat. Before the ruling, such groups had to couch their ad language as “issue ads” and had to beware of running up against Federal Election Commission rules. But the FEC has not adopted new rules to complement the court’s January decision, which permitted corporations and unions to engage more directly in electoral politics. As a result, groups are beginning to test the new environment. Congress tried to pass legislation this year requiring groups that air political ads to reveal the source of their money. But the bill has stalled in the Senate. The 60 Plus Association, whose national spokesman is singer Pat Boone, is spending more than $4 million against nine House Democrats: Arizona’s Ann Kirkpatrick, Harry Mitchell and Gabrielle Giffords; Florida’s Allen Boyd, Suzanne Kosmas and Alan Grayson; Pennsylvania’s Kathy Dahlkemper and Paul Kanjorski; Indiana’s Joe Donnelly, and Ohio’s John Boccieri. It also is airing an ad against Tennessee’s Roy Herron, a Democrat seeking to fill an open seat. Americans for Job Security, led by a former executive director of the New Hampshire Republican Party, is spending more than $1.5 million. Its targets are Pennsylvania’s Jason Altmire, North Carolina’s Heath Shuler, Ohio’s Zach Space and the district of Indiana’s Brad Ellsworth, who is running for the Senate. It also is airing an ad against Democrat Bryan Lentz, who is seeking an open seat in the Philadelphia suburbs. The ads will air for four weeks.

Errant drone near DC almost met by fighter jets
WASHINGTON — The U.S. military almost launched fighter jets and discussed a possible shoot-down when an errant Navy drone briefly veered into restricted airspace near the nation’s capital last month, a senior military official said Thursday. The incident underscores safety concerns with unmanned aircraft as defense officials campaign to use them more often during natural disasters and for homeland security. Navy Adm. James Winnefeld Jr., head of Northern Command, said Thursday that the August mishap could hamper the Pentagon’s push to have the Federal Aviation Administration ease procedures for drone use by the military in domestic skies. “It certainly doesn’t help our case any time there’s a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) that wanders around a little bit outside of its controlled airspace,” said Winnefeld, who also is commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command. “We realize the responsibility on our part to include the technical capability and proper procedures. We’d just like to be able to get at it quicker.” Currently drones are used By MARTIN CRUTSINGER and JEANNINE AVERSA The Associated Press for patrols and surveillance along the nation’s southern border, and sometimes at the northern border. But the military wants to use them more during hurricanes and other disasters to evaluate damage or target rescue efforts. The FAA has been working for some time on new regulations governing the use of drones, but has yet to complete them. And the August incident brought one of the FAA’s key concerns to bear — the prospect that remote operators can lose communications with the aircraft. Drones routinely operate in war zones, such as Iraq and Afghanistan, where there is much less business jet or small plane traffic. FAA officials say there is a greater danger of collisions with such smaller aircraft in the U.S., particularly when drones are flying at lower altitudes away from large cities and airports, in areas where planes aren’t required to have transponders or collision warning systems. In such cases, according to the FAA, it is more important for pilots to be able to see each other and take action. Winnefeld said he was in the operations center watching when controllers lost the link to their Navy MQ-8B Fire Scout during a test at the naval air station at Patuxent River, Md., and it flew into the capital region’s restricted

State Department last week. The Obama administration’s top envoys on North Korea head to Asia next week for discussions with their counterparts in Seoul, Tokyo and Beijing. The sinking of the warship Cheonan is the latest hurdle for the long-running disarmament talks. A South Korean-led team of international investigators blamed the explosion on a torpedo fired from a North Korean submarine. North Korea denies any involvement. The top U.S. diplomat for East Asia, Kurt Campbell, asked Thursday whether a North Korean apology or admission of guilt is necessary for nuclear talks to resume, said, “It will be critical for there to be some element of reconciliation between the North and South for any process to move forward.” There have been recent signs of an easing in NorthSouth tensions. North Korea this week freed the crew of a South Korean fishing boat seized a month ago. The North also has asked the South for aid. Crowley said the United States is prepared to engage the North, even as Washington enforces tough sanctions.

Fears of a second recession ease — for now
WASHINGTON — No, the economy isn’t roaring ahead. And no, companies aren’t making lots of job offers. But a fresh batch of economic data Thursday at least eased summertime fears that the economy might be on the brink of another recession. Far fewer people applied for unemployment aid last week, suggesting layoffs are easing. And the nation’s trade deficit narrowed in July, thanks to a bigger appetite overseas for American exports. Other recent data support the notion that the economy, while growing only fitfully, is at least not in danger of stalling: — Hiring by private companies over the summer turned out to be better than expected. The pace still isn’t enough to bring down high unemployment, but it indicates economic expansion. — Stock prices have staged a September rally and put the Dow Jones industrial average back about even for 2010. Stocks posted their sixth gain in the past seven days Thursday, a sign of rising investor confidence. — Drivers are benefiting from lower gas prices, which are expected to keep falling because the summer driving season has ended with plentiful supplies in storage. — Shoppers are enjoying discounted prices in stores and have helped lift retail sales. Analysts think stores will continue to discount to get shoppers to spend this fall and for the holiday season. Analysts say they think the economy will continue to plod along in the coming months. The economy will grow, though too weakly to create many jobs for the nearly 15 million unemployed Americans. “At the moment, we can rule out a double-dip for the economy,” Chris Rupkey, chief economist at Bank of TokyoMitsubishi, said Thursday. “Things look better than they have in several weeks, and there is no danger of a new downturn in activity.” The last time the nation suffered something like a double-dip recession was in 1980 and 1981. That period met a generally accepted definition of a double-dip: The economy shrinks, starts growing again, then shrinks again for at least six months. The second recession back then, from July 1981 to November 1982, was a severe one. But it ushered in a period of explosive growth starting in 1983.

airspace. “Do you let it fly over the national capital region? Let it run out of gas and hopefully crash in a farmer’s field? Or do you take action and shoot it down?” said Winnefeld. “You don’t want to shoot it down over a populated area if you can avoid it. We were going through all of that calculus.” As the fighter jets were about to be launched, he said, the Navy was able to reprogram the helicopter-like craft and bring it back. Winnefeld said he agrees with the need for airspace safety, but maintains there is great demand for the drones and the military should be able to get them into the air more quickly when needed. “We can’t move quickly enough for me to solve this problem,” Winnefeld said. “We need to push forward into getting the technology and the permission and the comfort level up to where we can do this as a matter of routine. This is where the future is going.” Speaking to defense reporters, Winnefeld said discussions are continuing with the FAA to find ways to streamline the approval process. At the same time, he said the Defense Department also must address FAA’s safety concerns by insuring that the drones have the software and systems necessary to fly safely. This time, few economists foresee a similar bust-boombust cycle. Rather, they expect a continuation of the steady but low-grade rebound from the recession, which began in December 2007 and is thought to have ended last year. Thursday’s data added to confidence that the economy will keep growing slowly and eventually lead to more job creation. Still, some economists warn that despite the latest encouraging data, the threat of a double-dip hasn’t been extinguished. After all, it was just weeks ago, after a flurry of gloomy reports, that some had raised concerns about a possible new recession. In mid-August, for example, weekly first-time claims for unemployment benefits hit the half-million mark — the highest point since November. That was a reminder that far too few jobs are being created to reduce the unemployment rate, now at 9.6 percent. Nigel Gault, chief U.S. economist at IHS Global Insight, still estimates the threat of a double-dip recession remains around 25 percent. Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, puts the likelihood even higher: 33 percent, up from 20 percent three months ago, before the economy began to decelerate.

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TODAY 1-4 p.m. — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. SATURDAY 8:30-11:30 a.m. — St. John’s High School recycle, 600 block of East Second Street. 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. The facility can also be opened by appointment by calling John Trentman at 419-692-7185. Cloverdale recycle at village park. 12:15 p.m. — Testing of warning sirens by Delphos Fire and Rescue 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. SUNDAY 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Annex Museum, 241 N. Main St., will be open. 1-4 p.m. — Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St. Kalida.

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Pathfinders earn Van Wert County Fair awards

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The Pathfinders of Delphos 4-H Club earned many awards during the 2010 Van Wert County Junior Fair 4H Awards Ceremony. Members and their awards include, front from left, Michaela H,, third place Black Inc Beginner Mary Shacley Clothing; Ashley H,, Trophy for Senior Best Shop Project, first place Black Inc Senior Mary Shacley Clothing, second place Black Inc Senior Doris Limbach Purmort Foods/Nutrition, and Special 4H Achiever Award; Jordan M,, third place Black Inc Livestock Beef; Kurt H,, third place Black Inc Livestock Swine; and Megan H,, first place Black Inc Livestock Dairy and second place Black Inc Livestock Goats; and back, Cheyanne B., third place Black Inc Senior Doris Limbach Purmort Foods/ Nutrition; Allie M,, Special 4H Achiever Award; Whitney B,, third place Black Inc Livestock Swine and second place Black Inc Livestock Beef; Kim S,, first place Black Inc Livestock Swine and first place Black Inc Livestock Beef; Rebecca V,, third place Black Inc Beginner Mary Shacley Clothing; and Anna M,, first place Black Inc Intermediated Doris Limbach Purmort Foods/Nutrition and Trophy for Best Junior Dog Care. Missing from the picture is Stephanie P,, trophy for Senior Best Family Life Project; Elizabeth W,, Trophy for Junior Best Plant Growth; Kyle P,, trophy for Senor Best County Environmental and Natural Resource Award. The Pathfinders of Delphos Club also won second place in Best Decorated Booth.

• When the president travels, does he pack his Clarkson own suitcase? No, the maids and butlers will pack his clothes and will ask if there are any special requests. Once at the destination, a personal valet will do the unpacking and make sure the clothes are neat and ironed. • Abraham Lincoln had a brother and a sister, both of whom died when they were babies. • After the terrorist attack on Sept. 11, George W. Bush was rushed from a public event in Florida and taken to Air Force One. Fearing terrorists might attack the plane by homing in on radio transmissions, the pilots turned off all communications and instead used their cell phones to talk to ground controllers. Further, they took the plane to a much higher altitude and Air Force fighter jets came and escorted the plane. When the president was taken to the White House, instead of one helicopter, several were used to disguise the one Bush was flying.

MONDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 6 p.m. — Middle Point Village Council meets 7-9 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Annex Museum, 241 N. Main St., will be open. 7 p.m. — Marion Township trustees at township house. 7:30 p.m. — American Legion Auxiliary meets at the American Legion hall, State Street. Van Wert Cinemas Delphos Eagles Aerie 471 10709 Lincoln Hwy. Van Wert meets at the Eagles Lodge. The Last Exorcism (PG-13) Fri.: Middle Point council 4:30/6:30/8:30; Sat.: 2:00/4:00/6:00/8:00; meets at town hall. Sun.: 2:00/4:30/7:00; Mon.-Thurs.: 4:30/7:00 The Switch (PG-13) Fri.: 4:30/6:45/9:00; Please notify the Delphos Sat.: 2:00/4:15/6:30/8:45; Sun.: 2:00/4:30/7:00/ Herald at 419-695-0015 if there are any corrections Mon.-Thurs.: 4:30/7:00 The Expendables (R) Fri.: 4:30/6:45/9:00; or additions to the Coming Sat.: 2:00/4:15/6:30/8:45; Sun.: 2:00/4:30/7:00/ Events column. Mon.-Thurs.: 4:30/7:00 Nanny McPhee Returns (PG) Fri.: 4:30/6:45/9:00; Sat.: 2:00/4:15/6:30/8:45; Sun.: 2:00/4:30/7:00/ Mon.-Thurs.: 4:30/7:00 Going the Distance (R) Fri.: 4:30/6:45/9:00; Sat.: 2:00/4:15/6:30/8:45; Sun.: 2:00/4:30/7:00/ Mon.-Thurs.: 4:30/7:00 The Van Del Drive-In 19986 Lincoln Hwy., Middle Point This is the final weekend of the season Friday and Saturday Screen 1 Twilight: Eclipse (PG-13) The Expendables (PG-13) Screen 2 Happy Birthday Despicable Me (PG) Toy Story 3 (PG) SEPT. 11 American Mall Stadium 12 Jeff Miller 2830 W. Elm St., Lima Daniel L. Hennon Saturday-Thursday Elenora Ricker Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D (R) 1:30/2:15/4 Becky Korte

Pathfinders of Delphos girls had a really good time showing off their clothes they made. Ashley H., left, Dress Up Formal Wear; Colleen S., Sew for Others; Kayla S., Fun with Clothes; Rebecca V., Joyful Jumper; Sydney E., Ready Lets Sew; and Michaela H., Joyful Jumper.

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Jays open MAC grid season vs. Minster
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Minster has St. John’s head football coach Todd Schulte concerned as the teams get ready to tee off Midwest Athletic Conference action tonight at Minster Memorial Field. Will the 0-2 Wildcats stay with the game plans instituted by first-year head man Nate Moore or will they try something else? For Schulte, his 2-0 Blue Jays will just have to be prepared for anything. “That’s what you’re not sure about when getting ready for a team like this. They have new systems and new coaches in place, so you just have to be as prepared as possible,” the 12thyear head man noted. “They’ve actually been in both games, two very good Vogt opponents in Fort Loramie and Sidney Lehman. The breaks just haven’t gone their way and you wonder if this is the week some of those things won’t bounce their way.” He will simply rely on a veteran offensive line, led by left tackle Austin Vogt (5 pancake blocks), left guard Joey Grubenhoff (4) and center Alex Recker (3), that is paving the way in averaging 34.5 points per game. They clear the way for tailback Evan Burgei (24 attempts, 183 yards, 3 TDs), Jordan Leininger (26 rushes, 152 yards, 2 scores; 11-of-22 passing, 170 yards, 2 scores, 1 pick), Jordan Bergfeld (14 rushes, 107 yards, 2 tallies), Tyler Bergfeld (4 grabs, 39 yards, 1 score) and Josh Rode (9-of-9 extra points). As well, the defense, which is yielding 10.5 points per, will also have to remain its stingy self. Chris Pohlman (11 solos, 9 assists) holds down the middle, with lots of help from Kyle Neumeier (10 and 8), Dylan Dancer (5 and 5; 3 fumble recoveries), Derek Klaus (6 and 3) and A.J. Klausing (5 and 4) “So far, Minster has been spreading it out more than in the past. They use a tight end but have basically a 1-back offensive set,” Schulte explained. “It all revolves around quarterback Chase Paxson; he has an accurate and good arm and they have shown a lot more balance. Defensively, they play that base 4-3 and will bring an outside linebacker up over the tight end. Whatever they play on either side of the ball, we are expecting a typical MAC-caliber physical contest; they are going to come after us hard. “We’re used to going against the 4-3; our offense has seen it all two-a-days, so we should be fairly comfortable against it. Also, against a team that is struggling, we’d like to get off to a good start and get up on them. That might take the wind out of their sails. We want to get better with our double-teams. Defensively, we

FOOTBALL PREVIEW

Northwest Ohio Football Standings – 2010 Through Week 2 League All Games BLANCHARD VALLEY CONFERENCE McComb 1-0 2-0 Vanlue 1-0 2-0 Arlington 1-0 1-1 Pandora-Gilboa 1-0 1-1 Van Buren 1-0 1-1 Arcadia 0-1 1-1 Cory-Rawson 0-1 1-1 Leipsic 0-1 1-1 Hardin-Northern 0-1 0-2 Liberty-Benton 0-1 0-2 TOLEDO AREA ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Northwood 0-0 Ottawa Hills 0-0 Edon 0-0 Tol. Christian 0-0 Danbury 0-0 Card. Stritch 0-0 Hilltop 0-0 GREATER BUCKEYE Fremont Ross Napoleon Sandusky Findlay Lima Senior Marion Harding 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 0-1 0-2 0-2

FOOTBALL STANDINGS
Coldwater Parkway St. Henry Minster New Bremen NORTHWEST CENTRAL CONFERENCE Fostoria St. Wendelin 0-0 Fairbanks 0-0 Ridgemont 0-0 Upper Scioto Valley 0-0 Perry 0-0 Riverside 0-0 Waynesfield-Goshen 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-2 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-2 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-2 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2

need to continue to work on our tackling. We like where we are but we’re not where we want to be.” The Jays are hoping to get back two-way tackle Alex Wehri fully from an injury. The Jays took down Jeromesville Hillsdale 35-7 a week ago. “Our coaching staff was talking about the game afterward and it reminded us of a MAC game; they were physical from the start and kept hitting all game. They were as aggressive as we’re used to and stacked the box to try and stop the run,” Schulte added. “It took us a half to really get our offense untracked until we could make the necessary adjustments. “ T h e defense did its usual great job, keeping us in the game until we could get going on offense. I thought the special teams were as crucial. We Grubenhoff made plays there that changed the complexion of the game.” Moore figures his team has made progress in the early going; it’s just that mistakes have been his biggest bugaboo as they come off a 34-13 loss to Sidney Lehman. “These boys are working their butts off. It hasn’t been for lack of effort that we’re 0-2; we’ve played two very good football teams,” Moore asserted. “We played very well against Fort Loramie but turnovers killed us. We hurt ourselves more than our opponent did. We didn’t play as well last week; we made different mistakes, like lining up incorrectly on defense. “We’re trying to build a team of discipline and high character. We want to make ourselves accountable to each other, whether in the weight room, at practice or on the field. The final thing is to get them to believe in themselves. That’s the difference between a team like us and those at the top; they go in believing they can win instead of hoping.” Paxson, previously the defensive leader at safety, has become an offensive leader as well at quarterback, taking over after an injury there. As well, Adam Kaiser has stepped up as a running back and linebacker. “St. John’s is one of those measuring sticks we have in our league; they are now where we want to get to. They are a great football team,” Moore added. “They are well-coached all around and they don’t beat themselves. What they do is play physical, sound, fundamental football. When you make a mistake, they capitalize. “At this point, we’re more concerned about controlling the things we can. We want to eliminate our mistakes and make them beat us. If we can do that, eventually the wins will take care of themselves.” Kickoff tonight is 7:30 p.m.

DELPHOS — A seniordominated St. John’s girls soccer team took on an underclass-laden and thin Jefferson unit on a gorgeous Thursday afternoon at St. John’s High School. It would be the Lady Wildcats’ lone “home” match of the season and they honored their parents before the match but the Lady Blue Jays had too much depth and experience, swatting the “hosts” 10-0. “We came out with good intensity. This was as close to a home match as we’d have all season and the girls were ready,” Jefferson coach Lindsey Drerup began. “However, we just don’t have the quickness and athleticism overall, nor the depth, that St. John’s does. We have some girls with speed; just not enough. We tried to mark Emma (Boggs) and Bailey (Calvelage) right away but that takes our girls away from the ball. We don’t have enough offense for that, so we end up being on our heels defensively.” The Lady Jays (4-2) dominated the proceedings, outshooting the Wildcats (0-3-1) 33-2 (28-1 on-goal). “We have been working on some things, like our ball possession, that got exposed in our two losses (St. Marys and Shawnee). It’s good to see the girls applying what we’re working on in practice to matches,” St. John’s coach John Munoz explained. “When you control the ball as we did today — and need to continue doing — you can do a lot of things: passing, through balls, getting good scoring chances.” That started from the onset as the senior Calvelage had an 8-yard try just 53 ticks into the match go wide left. The Blue and Gold got on the board at 36:08 when Calvelage got control outside the right post, knocking in her 16-yarder past Jefferson junior keeper Cassidy Bevington (14 saves) for a 1-0 edge. That was only the beginning.

Jefferson sophomore Paige Miller wins this loose ball battle against St. John’s sophomore Alyssa Gable Thursday afternoon but the Wildcats could not control the Lady Jays’ offense in a 10-0 crushing. The Jays made it 2-0 at the Blue Jays’ goal, Bevington 32:53 when senior Alicia could not come up with the Ankerman launched a midfield orb and freshman Madison lead pass to classmate Boggs Kreeger tapped in her first varin the middle. With a bounc- sity goal. ing ball, she got enough to With the Wildcats only pooch it over Bevington from suiting up 14 to begin with, 10 yards. freshman Makayla Binkley The “visitors” kept up the was helped off at 19:07 and pressure with the ball-control never returned. attack — denying the Wildcats The Jays made it 5-0, with any shots the first half — Calvelage gaining an assist. Her and broke through again at cross pass from near the end the 26:34 mark. This time, line on the right found an open Calvelage made a nice move junior Courtney Grothouse in to get a good look outside the middle. Bevington had no the left post and deposited her chance to stop her 8-yarder 12-yarder to the right side for a at 8:43. 3-0 margin. Just 60 ticks later, it was That became 4-0 at 20:40. 6-0 courtesy of another cross Off a sequence in front of pass: this time from Grothouse

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Team scores: St. John’s 181: Cody Kundert 42, Ryan Elderbrock 46, Isaac Klausing 46, Cole Fischbach 47, Eric Bergfield 47, Nick Kayser 48. New Knoxville 194: Jake Allen 46, Tylor Shreve 49, Alex Samuel 49, Addison Wolf 50, Troy Hurst 52, Jack Ray 56.

The Delphos Herald Blue Jay boys lasso Rangers NEW KNOXVILLE — The St. John’s boys golfers took down New Knoxville 181-194 in a Midwest Athletic Conference dual meet held in Ranger Country. Cody Kundert shot a 42 to pace the Blue Jays (5-6, 1-4 MAC), who next play Coldwater Monday (4:30 p.m.) at the Mercer County Elks. Jake Allen had 46 for the hosts.

Team scores: Crestview 231: Leighan Taylor 43, Marcy Saylor 58, Brooke Nofer 65, Morgan McClure 65, Elaina Winhover 83. St. John’s: Dani Hale 52, Megan Martin 58, Jessica Recker 61, Rachael Fisher 73.

---Lady Knights down Jays VAN WERT — Leighan Taylor carded a 43 to pace Crestview’s girls golfers to a 231-244 dual victory over St. John’s Thursday at Hickory Sticks Golf Course. Dani Hale shot a 52 for the Lady Jays (2-12), who host Coldwater 4:30 p.m. Monday. Crestview improves to 3-4.

GREEN MEADOWS CONFERENCE Antwerp 0-0 2-0 Edgerton 0-0 2-0 Tinora 0-0 2-0 Ayersville 0-0 1-1 Wayne Trace 0-0 1-1 Fairview 0-0 0-2 Hicksville 0-0 0-2 Holgate 0-0 0-2 MIDWEST ATHLETIC Anna Fort Recovery Marion Local St. John’s Versailles

CONFERENCE 0-0 2-0 0-0 2-0 0-0 2-0 0-0 0-2 0-0 0-2 0-0 0-2

NORTHWEST CONFERENCE Ada 1-0 Columbus Grove 1-0 Jefferson 1-0 Lima Central Catholic 1-0 Bluffton 0-0 Paulding 0-1 Allen East 0-1 Crestview 0-1 Spencerville 0-1 NORTHWEST OHIO ATHLETIC LEAGUE Archbold Evergreen Patrick Henry Liberty Center Wauseon Delta Bryan Montpelier Swanton 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 LEAGUE 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1

CONFERENCE 0-0 2-0 0-0 2-0 0-0 2-0 0-0 2-0 0-0 2-0

WESTERN BUCKEYE Elida Kenton Ottawa-Glandorf Wapakoneta Celina Bath St. Marys Van Wert Defiance Shawnee

Team scores: Ottoville 161: Kyle Karhoff 38, Travis Maag 40, Craig Odenweller 41, Zach Weber 42, Derek Schimmoeller 46. Archbold 173: Olley Short 41, Stuart Wyse 43, Dylan Reisser 44, Jarret Yoder 45, Micah Bernath 51. Ayersville 213: Zach Rensi 47, Colin Claud 52, James Howard 56, Matt Engel 58.

---Karhoff paces Big Green KALIDA — Kyle Karhoff’s 38 paced the Ottoville boys golfers to a 161-173-213 trimatch win over Archbold and host Ayersville Thursday at Country Acres. The Big Green (9-1) are in the Stryker Invitational 8 a.m. Saturday. Olley Short netted a 41 for the Blue Streaks (4-4), while Zach Rensi carded a 47 for the Pilots.

Musketeer boys slug Pirates CONTINENTAL — Ryan Schuerman scored a pair of goals as the Fort Jennings boys soccer team bashed Continental 6-1 in Putnam County League activity Thursday in Continental. The Musketeers (1-22) dominated the shots 18-8 (12-6 on-goal) and the corner kicks (9-4). Schuerman scored first at 29:10 on an assist from Brad Trentman. A n d r e w Louth teamed up with Jared Calvelage for the latter’s goal past Pirate (3-12) keeper Scott Deken (5 saves) at 28:00. Schuerman tacked on a unassisted tally at 7:42 of the first half for as 3-0 lead. When Louth scored 2:37 later, it was a 4-0 score. The hosts got on board via a penalty kick with 31:46 to go as Adrian Slattman did the honors Trentman countered with his own OK at 21:07. Louth then found Seth Ricker for the final tally at 1:55 and the final margin. Jennings hosts Van Wert 1 p.m. Saturday. ---Spencerville grabs NWC tri-match LIMA — Trevor Crites shot a 37 to pace host Spencerville to a 168-186-196 Northwest Conference tri-match over Bluffton and Lincolnview Thursday at Tamarac. S p en c er ville (11-3, 7-2 NWC) is next in a 4-way NWC meet 4 p.m. Monday at Hickory Sticks. Bluffton (13-8, 7-4) was paced by Zack Krick’s 41. Taylor Hoehn’s 45 paced Lincolnview (1-17, 1-8), who is in the Antwerp Invitational 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
Team scores: Spencerville 168: Trevor Crites 37, Dylan Layman 41, Evan Crites 43, Ruick Brunswick 47, Kip Lee 52, James Schaad 54. Bluffton 186: Zack Krick 41, Clay Wannemacher 47, Anthony Schmidt 48, Ben Buroker 50, Tyler Johnston 57, Tyler Treen 60. Lincolnview 196: Taylor Hoehn 45, Brooks Ludwig 47, Zach Kreischer 51, Logan Millwr 53, Nick Sowers 59, Mac King 59.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

on the left to Calvelage in the middle from the same spot. The Jays closed out the first-half scoring at 6:37 on a “perfect penalty kick” on an handball in the box — an assist from senior keeper Samantha Stant to classmate Alyssa Berelsman that she tapped in from six yards. The Jays, substituting freely throughout the contest, kept up their possession game in the second half. It became 8-0 at 29:34 when Grothouse found Calvelage for a 10-yarder from right to left. At 18:40, Jefferson junior Hannah Kleman took a ball to the face and had to leave the game, reducing Drerup to one sub. “It’s going to sound like a broken record but our lack of numbers is a real struggle. We were limited coming in and lost two to injury,” Drerup added. “These girls are giving me everything they have and they are not quitting. At this point, as a coach, all you can ask is that they give their best effort and they are.” The Lady ’Cats had their only real chance to dent the scoreboard art 11:34, when the ball was in front of their goal for an extended sequence. However, Kreeger, in goal, kicked it out of danger. At the 7:10 mark, the Blue and Gold made it a 9-goal lead. Ankerman threaded a through ball to Grothouse, who knocked the orb home from point-blank range. They closed the scoring at 5:27 when Stant — playing the field the second half — launched a long lead pass to Boggs, who put the ball in the back of the net from eight yards. “When we started to build the lead, that gave us an opportunity to get our subs extended playing time, so that gives them a better chance to get into what we’re doing,” Munoz added. “As well, we put restrictions on our starters, like only shooting outside the box. That will help us down the road. St. John’s visits OttawaGlandorf 1 p.m. Saturday; Jefferson is at Kalida 5 p.m. Monday.

---Kalida boys knock off Pioneers LIMA — The Lima Temple Christian boys soccer team entered Thursday’s fray against invading Kalida unbeaten. M a k e that one loss as the Wildcats improved to 4-0-3 with a 3-1 victory. Cody Schnipke, Cody Horstman and Kristopher Osterhage tallied past LTC keeper Josh Weiss (7 saves vs. 15 shots on-goal), while Josh Link nailed the Pioneers’ (4-1) only goal past Drew Stechschulte (3 saves vs. 6 shots on-goal). Kalida is at Miller City 5 p.m. Tuesday. ----LadyCats sweep Lancers KALIDA — Kalida hosted Lincolnview in a non-league volleyball matchup on Thursday night and improved to 2-1 on the season with a 28-26, 25-16, 25-8 win. Lincolnview falls to 2-1 on the season. Leading the LadyCats were Emily Turnwald’s 12 kills. Kayla Siefker added five kills and two aces, followed by Halie Zenz (4 kills, 15 assists, 2 aces), Haley McIntyre (4 kills), Brandi Merschman (16 points, 5 aces) and Alexis Decker (2 aces, 5 assists). Kalida hosts the Pioneer Days Invitational 9 a.m. Saturday. The Lady Lancers host Columbus Grove 6 p.m. Tuesday. ----Grove bests Mustangs, Bulldogs in NWC LIMA — Clay Bryan shot a 41 to pace Columbus Grove past host Allen East and Ada 181-199-204 in a Northwest Conference m a t c h Thursday at Colonial Golf Club. Columbus Grove (12-2, 7-1 NWC) hosts Jefferson 4 p.m. Monday. Dylan Mulholland led the Mustangs (4-14, 3-10 NWC) with 48, while Matt Gray’s

44 was low for Ada (2-12, 2-6 NWC).

Team scores: Columbus Grove 181: Clay Bryan 41, Taylor Giesige 45, Matt Silver 45, Jeff Birkemeier 50, Bret Schroeder 52, Jacob Roebke 52. Allen East 199: Dylan Mulholland 48, Tanner Richardson 49, Lucas Herrmann 50, Zak Thomas 52, Tyler Stevens 57, Clay Plaugher 60. Ada 204: Matt Gray 44, Ben Bailey 46, Ryan Gibson 56, Ronnie Roberts 58, Allen Jenkins 58, Michael Savino 60.

----Lady ’Dawgs battle by Cougars ELIDA — The Elida volleyball team defeated Van Wert 25-11, 21-25, 18-25, 25-23, 15-13 in a Western Buckeye League marathon Thursday at the Elida Fieldhouse. Elida stat leaders include: Stacy Alexander (11 kills, 4 aces), Tahler Sdao (5 blocks), Katrina Meeks (11 kills), Kelsey Smith (28 assists) and Alex Hambleton (17 digs). The Van Wert junior varsity won in two sets. ----DC’s Scott named to D3football.com National Team of the Week DEFIANCE — Defiance College’s Joemese Scott has been selected as one of 25 players from around the nation to make up the D3football. com Team of the Week for the first week of the 2010 campaign. Scott exploded for 3.5 sacks to account for 19 negative yards and added seven total tackles in DC’s 19-13 doubleovertime loss at Muskingum on September 4. The junior defensive end anchored the stout showing from the Yellow Jacket defense, as DC held the Muskies to just 57 rushing yards on 50 attempts and 144 total yards of offense on the afternoon. Scott’s 3.5 sacks helped Defiance post eight sacks and 15 tackles for lost yardage in the season opener, marking its highest sack total since racking up 8.5 in a 20-7 win at Anderson one year ago and its most hits for negative yardage since recording 18 against Bluffton on November 10 of 2007. Scott and the Jackets will face their next challenge on Saturday night when DC travels to Adrian for a 6 p.m. start. The game will be available via webcast at www.defianceathletics.com/video.

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Lady Green battles by Jeffcats
By FRANK GERMAN The Delphos Herald fjohngerman@gmail.com DELPHOS — Ottoville came to Jefferson High School Thursday night and grabbed a win from the Lady Wildcats in four very competitive sets: 28-26, 23-25, 25-19, 25-21. The first set was the biggest squeaker of all four. Jefferson started out in a good position going on a 4-point run out of the gate. They kept the Lady Big Green at bay in a close battle, taking a lead of 14-12 and extending it to 19-12. Ottoville then started to slowly chip away at Jefferson’s lead. Ottoville used a 7-1 run to pull them within a point at 20-19. Ottoville tied it up at 22. Jefferson kept the lead until Ottoville retied them at 26. Julie Schmersal had an ace to put them up 27-26 and then Megan Bendele (21/21 serving, 6 aces; 3 solo blocks) stuffed a Jefferson spike attempt on set point to put the first in the Lady Green’s favor. “They were serving the ball really well and we had some trouble handling them. (Seniors) Bridget Culp (15 kills; 4 solo blocks; 5 assisted blocks) and Kristin Klausing; if we can just keep them hitting and setting we will be doing good things this year,” Jefferson coach April Merschman relayed. “(Senior) Morgan Fischbach (6 kills; 1 ace) also stepped up for us tonight, really producing. The girls did a good job tonight but so did Ottoville and it was just a hard-fought match.” The next set, Ottoville started on top 2-0 before Jefferson hit the board. Ottoville kept its lead until Jefferson was able to tie it up at eight apiece. Jefferson

Saints grind out 14-9 win over Vikings in opener
By BRETT MARTEL The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Saints opened their title defense by winning with defense. Jonathan Vilma intercepted Brett Favre and the Saints allowed the Minnesota Vikings only two first downs and no points in the second half of a hard-fought 14-9 victory in the NFL’s regular season opener on Thursday night. How unusual was that kind of result for New Orleans? In Sean Payton’s first four seasons as head coach, the Saints led the NFL in offense three times and never won when scoring fewer than 19 points. With Favre being held to 171 yards passing, Vikings relied heavily on Adrian Peterson, who had 122 yards rushing and three touchdowns when these teams last met in the 2009 NFC title game. In the rematch, he managed only 87 yards on 19 carries and did not score. Drew Brees completed 27-of-36 passes for 237 yards and one touchdown, a 29-yarder to Devery Henderson. That was far from Brees’ best but good enough. Pierre Thomas added a 1-yard TD early in the second half to put the Saints up for good. This latest meeting of the Vikings and Saints was far different from the turnover-filled, back-and-forth overtime thriller that the Saints pulled out 31-28 for the NFC title last January. There wasn’t nearly as much at stake this time, and while the game was competitive, the energy on the field and in the stadium wasn’t the same — perhaps because fans were tired from a day filled with festivities that included a concert in the French Quarter, a parade and the unfurling of the 2009 Super Bowl championship banner before kickoff. The only turnover of the game came on Favre’s interception — the result of a ball thrown under duress on Roman Harper’s safety blitz. Also unlike their previous meeting, the Saints owned most of the statistical advantages, outgaining Minnesota 308 yards to 253. New Orleans might have won more easily if not for two missed field goals by Garrett Hartley, who kicked the gamewinning field goal in the last meeting and was one of the Saints’ playoff heroes.

Jefferson seniors Shelby Brown and Melissa Shobe team up for a block of Ottoville’s Gayle Rayman Thursday night at Jefferson. However, the Lady Green got the 4-set victory. started to slowly pull away, the controls. On the ensuing grabbing a 20-14 lead. The volley, Lauren Claypool got Big Green slugged its way the assist to Klausing’s kill to back, tying it up at 23-all. take the second set and tie the Ottoville hit into the net to match at 1 set each. “There was a lot of good give Delphos the lead and the serve, with Shelbi Brown hitting from both sides of the (3 kills; 4 block/assists) at net and defensively both teams

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struggled, which balanced it out,” Ottoville’s coach Susan Jones commented. The third set The Big Green took the lead and Jefferson tied it up at 1-1. After being tied At 6-6, Ottoville started to pull away. The Big Green widened the lead by seven — 19-12 — before Jefferson started a comeback that fell short. The closest Jefferson was able to get in that set was within three, 20-17. The final point in the set came on a kill from Ottoville’s Tonya Kaufman (15/16 serving, 4 aces) to put the Green and Gold up 2-1. Set 4 was a see-saw battle but Jefferson seemed to get control with a 14-9 lead. Ottoville again fought back, tying it up at 15, and both teams went back and forth. They tied each other five different times until the Big Green pulled away and Tasha Kaufman (47/57 attacks, 17 kills) got the block for the final point of the night. The Lady Wildcats received four kills from senior Amanda Hamilton as they fell to 3-1 and will host Pandora-Gilboa for a 10 a.m. (junior varsity start) Saturday contest. “We are not quite where we need to be yet but we are getting there; the goal is to have it all down by tournament time. Both sides had a good game,” Jones added. Jamie Rieger (10 digs), Gayle Rayman (40/47 attacks, 15 kills), Abby Siefker (10 blocks, 4 solos) and Bridget Miller (16/16 serving, 2 aces) helped Ottoville improve to 3-2; they have Upper Scioto Valley on the road 6 p.m. Tuesday. In JV action, Jefferson (3-1) grabbed a 25-15, 25-19 triumph.

Jefferson gridders facing different Pirate offense
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Verdasco loses, then picks a winner: It’s Roger
By EDDIE PELLS The Associated Press NEW YORK — Most signs point toward Rafa vs. Roger in the U.S. Open final. If that does come to pass, Fernando Verdasco knows who he’d pick. After losing in straight sets to No. 1 Rafael Nadal on yet another semi-miserable, windblown night in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Thursday, Verdasco walked away more impressed by the conditions — and by Roger Federer — than anything Nadal did. “If I had to bet, I’d bet for Roger,” Verdasco explained. “He likes it here, he’s won five times here and he likes these conditions.” Nadal wasn’t so bad in them either, overcoming his first dropped service game of the tournament to scrub out eighthseeded Verdasco 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 in the first all-Spanish quarterfinal in U.S. Open history. Like Federer, Nadal has yet to lose a single set in five matches at Flushing Meadows. Like Federer, Nadal handles bad conditions like a real pro. In advancing to his third straight U.S. Open semifinal, Nadal improved to 11-0 lifetime against Verdasco — victories scored around the world, on almost every kind of surface and in almost every kind of weather. But when it was over, Verdasco sounded less overwhelmed by his opponent than depressed that he didn’t get Nadal on a better night: “For the game I need to beat Rafa, these conditions was very bad for me.” Meanwhile, told of Verdasco’s early handicapping, Nadal took no offense. “Well, for sure Roger is the favorite of the tournament, especially because he’s won five times,” Nadal said. “And six finals in a row. No one doubts on that one. And I am in the semifinals, so I don’t think about the final. Everybody free to think and what Fernando says is completely fair.” Indeed, there is still some business to be completed before the dream final — a pairing that has taken place at every Grand Slam final except the U.S. Open. (Nadal is 5-2 in those meetings.) Setting up a semifinal match against Nadal was No. 12 Mikhail Youzhny, who defeated No. 25 Stanislas Wawrinka 3-6, 7-6 (7), 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 in a contest Thursday afternoon that featured 128 unforced errors. Youzhny made his second U.S. Open semifinal with a performance that, frankly, he’ll need to pump up if he’s going to pull off an upset against the world’s top player. Also on Saturday, Federer will play No. 3 Novak Djokovic — a match set up when both won their quarterfinals in straight sets Wednesday. Today’s action in Arthur Ashe Stadium includes the two women’s semifinals — defending champion Kim Clijsters

Still, New Orleans was able to kneel on the ball to run out most of the last two minutes after Thomas capped a 71-yard performance with a 10-yard, first-down run right after the 2-minute warning. The 40-year-old Favre, who decided to return for a 20th season after an ankle operation, looked out of synch or inaccurate at times. The fact that Minnesota was without star receiver Sidney Rice may have had something to do with that. Favre’s best sequence came on Minnesota’s only touchdown drive late in the first half, when he found Vinsanthe Shiancoe on precision downthe-middle completions of 33 and 20 yards, the second for the Vikings’ only TD. That gave Minnesota a 9-7 halftime lead.

The Associated Press American League DETROIT — Johnny Damon had a season-high four hits and the Detroit Tigers beat Chicago 6-3 Thursday to hand the White Sox their third straight loss. The White Sox (77-63) fell six games behind idle Minnesota in the AL Central, their largest deficit since June 17. Detroit (71-70) has won 6-of-8. Rick Porcello (9-11) gave up three runs and four hits in eight innings to win his fourth straight start. Ryan Perry pitched the ninth for his second save. Gavin Floyd (10-12) allowed six runs over six innings. He gave up 13 hits, all of them singles. Alex Rios hit a 2-run homer for Chicago in the fourth. Ryan Raburn and Jhonny Peralta each had two RBIs as the Tigers won for the ninth time in 10 games at Comerica Park, where they are 46-26. Rangers 4, Blue Jays 2 TORONTO — Colby Lewis won for the first time since mid-July and Mitch Moreland drove in three runs to lead Texas to the victory. Vladimir Guerrero went 3-for-4 and scored twice for Texas. Toronto’s Jose Bautista hit his major league-leading 44th homer,

a solo shot off Darren O’Day in the eighth. Lyle Overbay hit a solo homer off Lewis in the seventh, his 18th. The Blue Jays lead the majors with 218 homers this season. Lewis (10-12) was sharp over 6 1/3 innings, allowing one run and five hits. Shawn Hill (0-1) pitched 5 1/3 innings for Toronto, yielding four runs, three earned, and eight hits. ----National League SAN DIEGO — Aubrey Huff and Buster Posey each hit a 2-run homer and Pat Burrell and Juan Uribe also went yard as the San Francisco Giants beat San Diego 7-3 Thursday night to pull within one game of the NL West-leading Padres. Matt Cain took a 3-hitter into the ninth in the opener of the 4-game showdown between the rivals. San Francisco is one behind Atlanta in the wild-card race. Cain (11-10) allowed David Eckstein’s leadoff single in the ninth followed by Ryan Ludwick’s homer to straightaway center, leading manager Bruce Bochy to turn to Javier Lopez and Ramon Ramirez to finish. Cain struck out eight and walked one. Jon Garland (13-11) allowed six runs and eight hits in five innings for San Diego.

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against Venus Williams and top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki against No. 7 Vera Zvonareva. Nadal was the fourth and final man to punch his ticket to the semifinals and he used a couple of memorable shots to get there. There was a great get in the back corner he made on what should’ve been an easy kill shot at the net by Verdasco — a shot so good it left Nadal offering a friendly wave toward his opponent, as if to apologize. And then there was the trick shot. Running toward the net to chase a softly hit ball being blown around by the wind, Nadal hit a spinning, no-look, half-volley. Highlight-reel material, though Nadal insisted it was no big deal. All good things must end eventually, of course, and Nadal finally lost a service game against Verdasco, dropping the third game of the first set to snap a 62-for-62 string of holds in the tournament.

Jefferson gridiron coach Bub Lindeman will need to have his defense on its toes tonight as the Wildcats invade Bluffton for a Northwest Conference tussle. You see, the Pirate offense has been a spread-it-out style the last several seasons but according to Lindeman, they are undergoing an identity crisis. “At times, they run their usual spread offense and then turn around and try to pound it at you. We have seen two quarterbacks: Levi Gleason in week 1 (a loss to CoryRawson) and Hunter Joseph in week 2 (a win over Carey), w h e n Gleason Gossman didn’t play,” Lindeman explained. “Right now, it looks as if it’s run-first and then mix in the spread. Gudakunst is a nice tailback; he isn’t a between-the-tackles runner but is quick and likes to get outside. When they throw, R.J. Stratton is a terrific wide receiver; he caught three touchdowns last week. We have drilled it into our secondary’s head all week to know where No. 84 is all the time.” “Defensively, they run the 4-4 cover 3 that we have seen from them for years.” Jefferson’s offense averages 17.5 points per outing, with Mitchell Antalis (31 rushes, 107 yards, 1 TD), Curtis Miller (26 for 97, 1), Jesse Cano (20-of-25 passing, 250 yards, 3 TDs, 0 picks), Logan Bonifas (8 grabs, 102 yards, 2 scores), Jacob Leach (5 for 31) and Kody Richardson (4 for 47, 1 TD scored last week) and Trenton Gossman (2 pancake blocks). The defense, ceding 21.5 points per, looks to Miller (13 solo stops, 4 assists), Justin Rode (10 and 4, 2 for loss), Jordan Vorst (9 and 3), Quinten Wessell (7 and 5), Zac Lumpkins (8 and 3) and Shayn Klinger (7 and 4). “It is going to be a broken record every week but every opponent we play is bigger than us; their front 5 or 6 is bigger than our down 5 or 6. Our success on either side of the ball is determined by how physical we can be and how we can match the other team in that area,” Lindeman continued. “No doubt we want to run the ball and our offensive line is showing a lot of progress: Coach (Jeff) Stant and Coach (Brandon) Behnfeldt have done a great job with those guys.” In particular, Lindeman felt that group took a major step in

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Cardinals 11, Braves 4 ATLANTA — Colby Rasmus hit a pair of homers, Albert Pujols and Skip Schumaker also connected and Adam Wainwright bounced back from a shaky first inning to lead the Cardinals to the win. The Braves jumped ahead 3-0 in the first inning. But the Cardinals rocked Jair Jurrjens (7-5) for five runs in the second — capped by Schumaker’s 2-out, 2-run drive — and Atlanta took its sixth loss in eight games. Rasmus went 4-for-4 and drove in four runs, matching his career high in both categories. Wainwright (18-10) gave up three runs and seven hits in eight innings. Rockies 6, Reds 5 DENVER — Chris Nelson stole home in the eighth inning to send the Rockies to the 4-game series sweep and their season-best seventh consecutive victory. With one out and runners on the corners, Nelson broke for home before Nick Masset (3-4) threw his first pitch to Miguel Olivo. Inexplicably, Masset stepped off the mound, whirled to his left and toward second base. Nelson scored easily to give the Rockies a 6-5 lead. He became the first player to take home for his first

career steal since Dan Uggla of the Florida Marlins accomplished the feat on April 21, 2006, against the Philadelphia Phillies, according to STATS LLC. Jason Giambi and Troy Tulowitzki homered for Colorado, which trailed 5-0 after two innings. Tulowitzki’s tying leadoff drive in the eighth was his 18th homer and sixth in seven games. Matt Belisle (7-5) recorded two outs to get win and Huston Street worked the ninth for his 17th save in 21 opportunities. Drew Stubbs hit a 2-run shot in Cincinnati’s four-run second. Astros 3, Dodgers 2 HOUSTON — Rookie Chris Johnson hit a 3-run homer in the sixth inning and the Astros rallied to get the victory. Johnson, who struck out in his first two at-bats, drove a full-count pitch from Ted Lilly (8-10) to the train tracks in left field for his eight homer, erasing a 2-run deficit. Hunter Pence singled to extend his hitting streak to 10 games and Carlos Lee walked to set up Johnson’s one-out drive. Bud Norris (7-8) struck out seven in six innings for Houston, which has won three straight. Andre Ethier hit a 2-run homer in the first inning for the Dodgers, who have dropped six straight.

The Associated Press American League East Division W L Pct GB New York 87 53 .621 — Tampa Bay 84 55 .604 2 1/2 Boston 78 62 .557 9 Toronto 72 68 .514 15 Baltimore 53 87 .379 34 Central Division W L Pct GB Minnesota 83 57 .593 — Chicago 77 63 .550 6 Detroit 71 70 .504 12 1/2 Kansas City 57 82 .410 25 1/2 Cleveland 57 83 .407 26 West Division W L Pct GB Texas 77 63 .550 — Oakland 69 70 .496 7 1/2 Los Angeles 67 73 .479 10 Seattle 55 85 .393 22 ——— Thursday’s Results Detroit 6, Chicago White Sox 3 Texas 4, Toronto 2 Today’s Games Baltimore (Millwood 3-15) at Detroit (Galarraga 4-5), 7:05 p.m. Minnesota (Pavano 16-10) at Cleveland (Carmona 11-14), 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (J.Shields 13-12) at Toronto (Cecil 12-7), 7:07 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Vazquez 10-9) at Texas (C.Wilson 14-6), 8:05 p.m. Kansas City (Chen 9-7) at Chicago White Sox (Buehrle 12-10), 8:10 p.m. Boston (C.Buchholz 15-6) at Oakland (Cahill 15-6), 10:05 p.m. Seattle (Pauley 2-7) at L.A. Angels (Jer.Weaver 11-11), 10:05 p.m. Saturday’s Games Tampa Bay (W.Davis 11-9) at Toronto (R.Romero 12-8), 1:07 p.m. Baltimore (Guthrie 9-13) at Detroit (Scherzer 10-9), 7:05 p.m. Kansas City (Davies 7-9) at Chicago White Sox (E.Jackson 3-0), 7:05 p.m. Minnesota (Blackburn 9-9) at Cleveland (C.Carrasco 0-0), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (A.J.Burnett 10-13) at Texas (Tom.Hunter 12-3), 8:05 p.m. Boston (Lackey 12-9) at Oakland (Bre.Anderson 4-6), 9:05 p.m. Seattle (F.Hernandez 11-10) at L.A. Angels (E.Santana 15-9), 9:05 p.m. ---National League East Division W L Pct GB

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last week’s 28-8 triumph over Paulding to commence NWC play. “From the beginning of two-a-days, we knew how fast our offensive line could come along was going to be the key to our season. They are coming along pretty quickly when you consider we have five new starters up there,” Lindeman added. “I thought they did a great job against what I felt was a pretty physical and bigger Paulding team. Jesse has been great at quarterback in his first year as a starter. For us to completely dominate the ball — we had 66 plays offensively to 25 for them — is unheard of in high school football these days. The only real area of concern right now is our tendency to put the ball on the turf; Vorst we have worked hard at ball security this week. “Defensively, we knew we could bank on our defense from the beginning of camp. We’ve played well there, even in week 1. They say the best defense is a good offense; if we can keep up that kind of ball control, we’ll take it.” For long-time Bluffton coach Dennis Lee, it has been his defense that has been a source of woes despite their 31-28 defeat of Carey. “We didn’t play well there in our week 1 loss, especially our secondary. We have some very good athletes back there but they missed some tackles and made some poor decisions, giving up some big plays,” Lee acknowledged. “We played better last week but we’re still not where we’d like to be or where we’re used to being. Offensively, we’ve been solid both games. Because our offensive line playing so well, we’ve been able to be more balanced between run and pass. We’re running the same stuff we’ve been for the last several seasons; we’re executing it well.” Veteran linemen Ben Moser, Zane Maize and Logan Sturgill have been leading the way on both sides of the football, along with Stratton outside. “What I see with Jefferson is their ability to run the ball first but they throw efficiently. Their defense is always pretty tough and remains so,” Lee added. “We have to be prepared defensively to not only stop the run but be ready for their passing game. Offensively, we just want to continue our consistent play and be able to both run and pass when we want to.” Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

Philadelphia 81 60 .574 — Atlanta 80 61 .567 1 Florida 70 69 .504 10 New York 69 71 .493 11 1/2 Washington 60 80 .429 20 1/2 Central Division W L Pct GB Cincinnati 79 61 .564 — St. Louis 73 65 .529 5 Houston 67 73 .479 12 Milwaukee 65 74 .468 13 1/2 Chicago 60 80 .429 19 Pittsburgh 47 92 .338 31 1/2 West Division W L Pct GB San Diego 79 60 .568 — San Francisco 79 62 .560 1 Colorado 76 64 .543 3 1/2 Los Angeles 69 72 .489 11 Arizona 57 83 .407 22 1/2 ——— Thursday’s Results Colorado 6, Cincinnati 5 St. Louis 11, Atlanta 4 Houston 3, L.A. Dodgers 2 San Francisco 7, San Diego 3 Today’s Games Florida (Sanabia 3-2) at Washington (Lannan 7-6), 7:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Halladay 17-10) at N.Y. Mets (Mejia 0-3), 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Maholm 7-14) at Cincinnati (H.Bailey 3-3), 7:10 p.m. St. Louis (C.Carpenter 15-5) at Atlanta (Minor 3-0), 7:35 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kuroda 10-12) at Houston (Happ 6-2), 8:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Zambrano 7-6) at Milwaukee (Bush 7-11), 8:10 p.m. Arizona (J.Saunders 2-4) at Colorado (De La Rosa 6-4), 9:10 p.m. San Francisco (J.Sanchez 10-8) at San Diego (Richard 12-6), 10:05 p.m. Saturday’s Games Florida (Ani.Sanchez 11-9) at Washington (Marquis 2-7), 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 9-8) at N.Y. Mets (Pelfrey 13-9), 4:10 p.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 5-4) at San Diego (Stauffer 3-3), 4:10 p.m. St. Louis (Westbrook 1-3) at Atlanta (Hanson 9-11), 4:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Ely 4-7) at Houston (W.Rodriguez 11-12), 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Dempster 12-10) at Milwaukee (Ra.Wolf 11-10), 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Morton 1-11) at Cincinnati (Harang 6-7), 7:10 p.m. Arizona (R.Lopez 5-13) at Colorado (Jimenez 18-6), 8:10 p.m.

8 — The Herald

Alveda King causes anger and joy at Beck rally
TERRY MATTINGLY

Friday, September 10, 2010

www.delphosherald.com

Fox News star Glenn Beck staged the show at the Lincoln Memorial, and then fired up his flock by claiming, “Something that is beyond man is happening. America today begins to turn back to God.” Mama Grizzly Sarah Palin almost stole the show with a political shot at President Barack Obama, telling her fans, “You too know that we must not fundamentally transform America as some would want. We must restore America and restore her honor!” But there was only one African-American preacher present whose last name was spelled K-I-N-G. There was only one orator who could infuriate pundits simply by standing with Beck on the 47th anniversary of her martyred uncle’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Tears of rage? Tears of joy? The Rev. Alveda King knew she would cause both by linking the Rev. Martin Luther King’s classic cadences with the religious and cultural issues that loomed over what Beck insisted was a nonpolitical rally. Once a Democrat in the Georgia Legislature, the evangelical minister now leads African-American outreach programs for the Catholic group Priests For Life. First, she reminded listeners that her “Uncle Martin” had compared America’s promise of equal protection to a check marked “insufficient funds.” But when, she asked, will “we

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know that the check Uncle Martin spoke of is good?” “We will know when prayer is once again welcome in the public squares of America and in our schools. We will know when our children are no longer in mortal peril on our streets and in our classrooms, and in the wombs of our mothers,” she said. “We will know when righteousness rolls down like waters, and justice like a mighty stream. Yes, I too have a dream ... that America will repent of the sin of racism and return to honor. I have a dream that white privilege will become human privilege and that people of every ethnic blend will receive everyone as brothers and sisters in the Love of God. I have a dream that America will pray, and God will forgive us our sins and revive our land.” Critics were not kind.

Chatting with MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann, columnist Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post dismissed Alveda King as a “convenient figurehead or puppet. ... She’s a fundamentalist, very conservative Christian. ... She’s estranged from the rest of the King family, and from the keepers of his legacy.” In a Washington Post essay before the rally, Martin Luther King III anticipated the coming efforts to embrace the causes now identified with the first family of civil rights. His father’s dream, he stressed, “rejected hateful rhetoric and all forms of bigotry or discrimination, whether directed at race, faith, nationality, sexual orientation or political beliefs. ... Throughout his life he advocated compassion for the poor, nonviolence, respect for the dignity of all people and peace for humanity.” For Alveda King, these debates are signs of painful divisions -- many of them theological -- inside the civil rights movement, black churches and the extended King family. While the late Coretta Scott King supported abortion rights and gay rights, other members of the family have fiercely questioned whether the views of her husband would have evolved in that direction. One debate, for example, focuses on the significance of the decision by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., to accept the Margaret Sanger

Award from Planned Parenthood in 1966. Alveda King and other opponents of abortion note that this was six years before Roe v. Wade and only three years after a Planned Parenthood pamphlet warned that, “An abortion kills the life of a baby after it has begun.” America’s ongoing battles over abortion, insisted Alveda King, are one of many symptoms that her uncle’s work remains unfinished. “Our material gains seem to be going the way of our moral losses,” she said, in her Aug. 28 sermon. “We are still suffering from the great evil divide of racism. Our children are suffering in failing school systems. Our sons and daughters are being incarcerated at astronomical rates. Sickness, disease and poverty of the spirit, soul and body are plaguing our communities. The procreative foundation of marriage is being threatened, and the wombs of our mothers have become places where the blood of our children is shed in a ‘womb war’ that threatens the fabric of our society. ... “Yet, we are not without hope. Faith, hope and love are not dead in America. Hallelujah.”
(Terry Mattingly is director of the Washington Journalism Center at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and leads the GetReligion.org project to study religion and the news.) Copyright 2010, United Feature Syndicate

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TRINITY LUTHERAN 303 S. Adams, Middle Point Rev. Tom Cover Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship service. GRACE FAMILY CHURCH 634 N. Washington St., Van Wert Pastor: Rev. Ron Prewitt Sunday - 9:15 a.m. Morning worship with Pulpit Supply. KINGSLEY UNITED METHODIST 15482 Mendon Rd., Van Wert Phone: 419-965-2771 Pastor Chuck Glover Sunday School - 9:30 a.m.; Worship - 10:25 a.m. Wednesday - Youth Prayer and Bible Study - 6:30 p.m. Adult Prayer meeting - 7:00 p.m. Choir practice - 8:00 p.m. TRINITY FRIENDS CHURCH 605 N. Franklin St., Van Wert 45891 Ph: (419) 238-2788 Sr. Pastor Stephen Savage Outreach Pastor Neil Hammons Sunday - 8:15 a.m. - Prayer time; 9:00 a.m. Worship, Sunday School, SWAT, Nursery; Single; 10:30 a.m. Worship, Nursery, Children’s Church, Discipleship class; Noon - Lunch Break; 2:00 p.m. Service for men at Van Wert Correctional Fac.; 3:00 p.m. Service for women at Van Wert Correctional Fac., Service at Paulding jail Tuesday - 1:00 p.m. - Share, Care, Prayer Group in Fireside Room; 10-noon - Banquet Table Food Pantry; 6:30 p.m. Quilting Friends in Fellowship Hall; 7 p.m. B.R.E.A.L. Women’s group in Room 108. Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. Small groups, Discipleship Series in sanctuary, Christian Life Club, Nursery, Preschool; 7 p.m. R.O.C.K. Youth; 8 p.m. Worship Team rehearsal. Thursday - 4-5:30 p.m. Banquet Table Food Pantry. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 13887 Jennings Rd., Van Wert Ph. 419-238-0333 Children’s Storyline: 419-238-2201 Email: fbaptvw@bright.net Pastor Steven A. Robinson Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages; 10:30 a.m. Family Worship Hour; 6:30 p.m. Evening Bible Hour. Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. Word of Life Student Ministries; 6:45 p.m. AWANA; 7:00 p.m. Prayer and Bible Study.
PENTECOSTAL WAY CHURCH Pastors: Bill Watson Rev. Ronald Defore 1213 Leeson Ave., Van Wert 45891 Phone (419) 238-5813 Head Usher: Ted Kelly 10:00 a.m. - Sunday School 11:10 a.m. - Worship 10:00 a.m. until 11:30

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CALVARY EVANGELICAL CHURCH 10686 Van Wert-Decatur Rd. Van Wert, Ohio 419-238-9426 Rev. Clark Williman. Pastor Sunday, Sept. 12 Sunday - 9:00 am - In-Motion Expo in church lobby; 9:55 am - Prayer at the Altar; 10:00 am Worship Service; 11:30 am Church-Wide Potluck in Followship Hall Tuesday - 9:00 am - Hearth and Home on Westwood Drive, MUMS Steering Committee Meeting - Room N103 Wednesday - 1:30 pm Mary/Martha Circle with Guest Speaker Mike Viselli; 6:45p - Jr. and Sr. High Youth Group, AWANA starts, Women’s Small Group, 7:00 pm Men’s Bible Study Thursday - 9:30 am Women’s Bible Study @ A. Swallow’s, Lit’n Latte @ K. Corcoran’s; 6:30 pm Gamin’ Galls @ J. Hoverman’s, Elders’ Meeting Saturday - 12:30 pm - YFC Golf Outing @ Hickory Sticks

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COLUMBUS (AP) — More than a half-dozen public employees snooped in confidential state records for personal information on “American Idol” runner-up Crystal Bowersox, officials said Thursday. Two workers were ousted after the breaches were discovered, including a star-struck licensing bureau employee who has pleaded not guilty to a felony charge. The charges were first reported early Thursday by The Columbus Dispatch. The bluesy Bowersox, who grew up in Elliston in northwest Ohio, said the snooping made her feel violated. “Part of this whole ’American Idol’ thing and being thrown into a spotlight, people are going to get curious,” Bowersox told The Blade of Toledo. “But I don’t LOS ANGELES (AP) — Britney Spears denied a bodyguard’s accusations that she sexually harassed him and abused her children, saying Thursday in a statement on her web site that authorities looked into his claims but found no reason to act. The statement said the pop singer and her attorney expect Fernando Flores’ sexual harassment and intentional infliction of emotional distress lawsuit to be dismissed. “This lawsuit is another unfortunate situation where someone is trying to take advan-

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think any of the people who participated in it would have wanted it to happen to them or their family members. That’s disgusting.” During May, the month viewers awarded her second place on the Fox singing competition, the Ohio State Highway Patrol audited state databases and found that files on her had been improperly accessed eight times, dating to early in the television season, patrol spokesman Lt. Gary Lewis told The Associated Press. The searches had been done by workers at locations around Ohio, including law enforcement agencies, a hospital, a court and the state Bureau of Motor Vehicles headquarters. Most of the people who improperly checked on the singer were temporarily suspended or otherwise disciplined, Lewis said. But a

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tage of the Spears family and make a name for himself,” the statement read. “The Department of Children and Family Services conducted a proper investigation surrounding Mr. Flores’ accusations and have closed the case without further action.” Spears did not say when the investigation was conducted and the department doesn’t release details of its inquiries. Flores claimed in his lawsuit that Spears repeatedly exposed herself to him and made other unwanted sexual advances. He also claimed she used his belt to discipline her young sons, Sean

municipal court employee in northern Ohio was asked to resign, and a 17-year Bureau of Motor Vehicles employee was indicted on a felony charge of unauthorized use of property and was fired June 22. Jay Wright, a 47-year-old BMV customer service assistant, told officials that he was a fan of “Idol,” that he liked Bowersox’s voice, and that his curiosity got the better of him. “I saw she was indeed from Ohio (a little town I never heard of) and thought ‘great ... a local girl may have a shot at making it big’,” Wright said in a statement to investigators. He said he never used any of her personal information for financial or personal gain. “I am truly sorry and now I know better,” said Wright, who has pleaded not guilty. Bowersox said she did not plan to sue.

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Preston and Jayden James, and acted inappropriately in front of them. The bodyguard’s employment with Spears appeared to be brief — his court filings state he started working for her in February, and by June he was no longer on her security detail. Flores also sued his former employer, Advanced Security Concepts Corp. A woman who answered the company’s phone Wednesday declined to comment and refused to be identified. Flores is seeking unspecified damages.

NEW YORK — It wasn’t long ago that the music video was on life support. MTV — which will hold its 27th annual Video Music Awards on Sunday — phased out videos in favor of reality programming and other shows that attracted better ratings. At the same time, the music industry was collapsing and slashed budgets no longer had room for elaborate clips. But recently, the music video has had a revival. Watching music videos has become a central aspect of Internet usage. Music blogs and social media have greased the channels, facilitating the quick, easy spreading of videos, especially those with arresting or controversial visuals. People even buy clips on iTunes. Lady Gaga and Beyonce go on a scantily clad murderous rampage with the nearly 10-minute “Telephone”; MGMT wanders through the desert with a digitally created creature in “Congratulations”; Erykah Badu strips while strolling the path of President John Kennedy’s assassination in “Window Seat”; MIA depicts a war on terror against redheads in “Born Free.” All of these videos exploded on the Internet and became water-cooler moments. Cee Lo’s recent and unprintable hit (titled “Forget You” for radio) went viral with a video of only its lyrics. And Beyonce’s “Single Ladies

“We’re entering another golden era for music videos. They’ve become part of the cultural discourse again in a way that’s reminiscent of the heyday of the music video, from the early ‘80s to the mid ‘90s.”
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(Put A Ring On It)” became so iconic it spawned countless imitators and even had then President-elect Barack Obama imitating the hand choreography. “We’re entering another golden era for music videos,” says Saul Austerlitz, the author of “Money for Nothing: A History of the Music Video from the Beatles to the White Stripes.” “They’ve become part of the cultural discourse again in a way that’s reminiscent of the heyday of the music video, from the early ‘80s to the mid ‘90s.” Today’s audiences can be

enormous. Shakira, who last year debuted a music video on Facebook, was “blown away” when her video for the official song of the World Cup, “Waka Waka (This One’s for Africa)” — a colorful mix of dancing and soccer star cameos — was nearing 100 million views on YouTube. “It can take on a life of its own online,” says Shakira. “And it inspires us artists to be even more creative. With access to so many videos, we need to challenge ourselves to surprise our fans.” The video, which was distributed by the music video and live music website Vevo, has gone on to be watched by more than 173 million people, good enough for the fourth most-viewed video ever on YouTube. In fact, four of the five most-viewed clips on YouTube are music videos released in the last year. (Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga top the charts.) Though that’s partly because Vevo (which shares a small percentage of advertising revenue with YouTube) tabulates view counts across platforms, it’s still a striking example of the music video’s dramatic comeback. It’s a long way beyond the novelty videos of OK Go that followed YouTube’s debut in 2005. “If it wasn’t for YouTube, the online video space would not be where it is today,” says David Kohl, executive vice president of sales and customer operations at the Sony and Universal co-owned Vevo.

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Dear Annie: Three years party list on Facebook. It’s her wedding, and she ago, our daughter, “Lucy,” married a wonderful biracial has a right to choose her man, and they now have bridesmaids. And I don’t a beautiful little girl. Our want to be the miffed drama son-in-law has a great job queen, but I am deeply hurt. and is a positive influence Am I wrong for feeling upset in Lucy’s life. She is going that my socio-economic staback to school to obtain a tus was the reason I wasn’t career in a related field, and chosen? -- Connecticut Dear Connecticut: Your we are helping her with the friend did not handle this tuition. We also have a son, who very graciously. Brides is married and has a lovely should allow their attendants wife, a 5-year-old daugh- to decide whether or not ter and a baby boy on the they can afford to particiway. Lucy loves her niece pate. But we will give her and used to spend a lot of the benefit of the doubt and time with her. However, her assume she wanted to save brother decided that since you the embarrassment of she married outside her bowing out or having to risk going into debt. race, she no lonPlease try to forger exists and he give her. refuses all contact. Dear Annie: While he doesn’t I read with interdirectly antagoest the letter from nize her, this major “The Girlfriend,” slight drives Lucy who complained crazy, and if they about the behavare ever near each ior of her liveother, she turns it in’s 14-year-old into a confrontadaughter. As a tion. marriage and famWe have no idea where our son’s Annie’s Mailbox ily counselor, I regularly witness bigoted reaction comes from. No one else the deterioration of famin the family is like this. ily relationships, especialNeedless to say, his attitude ly those between divorced doesn’t facilitate a family fathers and their children. Girlfriends come and get-together. We love both of our kids and grandkids go, but a commitment to and try to divide our time a child is made when that equally between them. Our child is born and should, but son doesn’t lecture us about often doesn’t, take precevisiting his sister and her dence over ensuing romanfamily -- he doesn’t say any- tic relationships that come thing about them at all. But along after the child’s parwhen our daughter hears that ents separate or divorce. Our we have talked to her broth- society’s cavalier attitude er, she calls us bigots by toward divorce and cohabiassociation and cuts off all tation in no way negates communication. We don’t our children’s need for both endorse his bigotry and have parents. -- Iowa Advocate been unable to change his for Kids Dear Iowa: We comviewpoint, which he feels is pletely agree. sanctified by his church. To all our Muslim readIs there any hope to reunite this family? -- Frustrated ers: Happy Eid. Annie’s Mailbox is written Father in Sarasota Dear Sarasota: Not by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy unless your son changes Sugar, longtime editors of the his racist attitude. But your Ann Landers column. daughter should learn to differentiate between her brother’s abhorrent views and those of the people who love him. Now that she has a child of her own, point out how that bond doesn’t end because the child grows up to have wrongheaded opinions. Sympathize with her position, but explain that her demands are unfair to you. You also can mention that the only possibility of helping her brother become more enlightened is if you continue to talk to him. We hope he’ll come around. Dear Annie: My best friend of 10 years is getting married next June. She casually mentioned that being in the wedding might be too much of a financial burden for me. But instead of informing me personally that she had asked another friend, I found the bridal

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By Bernice Bede Osol
Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010 All those petty restrictions that have been impeding your progress should finally be alleviated in the year ahead, allowing you to move full speed ahead on your dreams once again. You’ll be able to achieve several significant objectives. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Because it can be difficult for you to praise others at times, you are easily misunderstood. You’ll feel good about yourself if you will speak up and praise someone for a job well done. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Someone whom you went out of your way to help recently, and who may not have shown any appreciation, is trying to find a way to reciprocate. You’ll feel better about this person once s/he does. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Spend some quality time smoothing out a social issue that has somehow gotten out of hand. Make it work out. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) - A big achievement that was of a difficult nature might finally be accomplished, all because you knew how to get everyone working together to make it happen. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) - Talk things out with an associate who normally operates on the same wavelength that you do. Once again, this person might be able to fill in the missing pieces you can’t find. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Two critical factors that have recently had an impact on your earnings might once again start to quiet down and allow things to fall back into place. Once things mellow out, you can relax. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) Your word is your bond, which will become quite evident to everybody with whom you’ll be involved. Once folks start to realize this, it should become far easier to do business with them. ARIES (March 21-April 19) - The main reason you are likely to meet with such success is that you will not only realize what your assets are but what your limitations are as well. You’ll make things happen. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) - The more you are challenged, the better you are likely to perform. You’ll enjoy dealing with endeavors that call for sharp thinking as well as clever ideas GEMINI (May 21-June 20) - Although domestic issues might occupy your time, you’ll be quite effective in dealing with them in both tangible and intangible ways. Because you won’t be intimidated, desirable results are likely. CANCER (June 21-July 22) - Team up with those who can help advance your desires and plans. Once they understand how they can fit into the scheme of things, they’ll be both supportive and willing helpers. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) - Because you are likely to focus on opportunities that have real substance and are not just wishful thinking, making a profit won’t be just a pipe dream but will have real possibilities. Do what you think will work.
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By DAN ELLIOTT and P. SOLOMON BANDA The Associated Press BOULDER, Colo. — Weary firefighters hoped the worst was over from a wildfire that destroyed nearly 170 homes in the Rocky Mountains foothills, but crews monitored were monitoring hot spots early today amid concerns that erratic winds could fan the flames and send them into Boulder. Fearing further devastation, city officials had urged roughly 9,000 residents Thursday afternoon to prepare to evacuate at a moment’s notice because of conditions that were ripe for fire — low humidity and strong winds. But as night fell, federal officials downplayed the risk to the university city of 100,000, even as gusts surpassed 40 mph. “I’m not aware of any real threat to the city of Boulder right now,” said Jim Thomas, head of the national team managing the fire effort. Boulder police dispatchers said early today that there had been no evacuations in the city so far. Firefighters expressed concern that strong overnight winds could fan the flames, but an official said today morning that that didn’t develop. “We did not have the winds,” said Laura McConnell, public information officer for Boulder incident management team. “We weren’t seeing as much activity. In area that was dark, we didn’t see flames take off.” She said about 800 firefighters from 20 states were battling the blaze. Crews contained 45 percent of the 10-squaremile fire, though the line wasn’t continuous. Thomas declined to speculate when it would be fully contained. The blaze, dubbed the Fourmile Canyon fire, erupted Monday and quickly left smoking rubble where mountain neighborhoods, filled with million-dollar homes and scenic mountain cabins, once stood. Slopes of charred trees created landscapes resembling a barren winter with gray ash instead of snow. Still, no more homes were lost to the fire Thursday. Thomas said there were no major signs of crowning, when hungry flames race along the crowns of trees or shrubbery. Westerly winds of 25 mph with higher gusts forecast for today could complicate the efforts of the hundredsd of firefighters plus support personnel and air tanker crews. Heavy air tankers have trouble accurately dropping their loads of dull red retardant when winds surpass 35 mph, Thomas said. Parts of central and northern Colorado and southern Wyoming remained under a red flag warning today, meaning conditions were ripe for fire. And in an abundance of caution, Thomas refused to rule out further trouble west of Boulder. “There’s always that risk with a major fire,” he said. “We’ve seen a fire move eight miles in a day.” The cause of one of the fire that destroyed more homes than any other blaze in Colorado history remained under investigation. Authorities were looking at whether a vehicle crashed into a propane tank and set it off. About 3,500 people have been out of their homes since Monday, many frustrated by a lack of lack of information about what was happening behind fire lines. Some got around roadblocks by hiking and biking in. A limited number stayed. Lee McCormack made it to his house Thursday but was stopped at a roadblock on a second attempt. “It’s shut down. It doesn’t matter how much you plead,” McCormack. “I gave the cop a Power Bar and he still wouldn’t let me up there.” The city of Boulder told west-side residents to prepare to leave if the fire moved into town, setting off a scramble by some. From tony mansions to

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By TREVOR HUNNICUTT The Associated Press SAN BRUNO, Calif. — Fire crews flooded the ruins of burning homes with water early today after a massive explosion sent flames roaring through a neighborhood in the hills south of San Francisco, killing at least one person, injuring many others and destroying more than 50 houses. Thursday night’s explosion was heard for miles and shot a fireball more than 1,000 feet in the air and sent frightened residents fleeing for safety and rushing to get belongings out of burning homes, witnesses said. Utility officials said a gas line ruptured in the vicinity of the blast, which left a giant crater and sent flames tearing across several suburban blocks in San Bruno just after 6 p.m. At least one person was confirmed dead, San Bruno Fire Chief Dennis Haag said. At least 20 others were injured, some with critical burns. Authorities said there could be other casualties but the fire and darkness blocked them from checking. “It’s going to take us until at least until tomorrow into the afternoon to do a full search,” Haag said late Thursday. Resident Connie Bushman returned home to find her block was on fire. She said she ran into her house looking for her 80-year-old father but could not find him. A firefighter told her he had left, but she had not been able to track him down. “I don’t know where my father is, I don’t know where my husband is, I don’t know where to go,” Bushman said. After the initial blast, flames reached as high as 100 feet as the fire fueled itself on burning

the north to a college sprawl west of the University of Colorado to the south, some residents watered lawns or packed cars with possessions. Others assembled on a smoky mountain overlook after dark, waiting to see if the distant fire glow seen earlier in the week would reappear. It didn’t. Caitlin Kolibas, 22, a college senior who lives in the University Hill neighborhood, said her parents in New Jersey were “trying to get me a little more concerned.” But the university held classes as usual. Boulder resident Lisa Carmichael loaded her pickup with a precious keepsake: Her grandfather’s rocking chair. “I lived through the Malibu fire, where the fire jumped over the Pacific Coast Highway and burned houses on the sand,” Carmichael said. “So I know that with this wind, if the fire department says to take it seriously, you should take it seriously.” The loss of homes surpassed that of the 2002 Hayman fire in southern Colorado, which destroyed 133 homes and 466 outbuildings. Nationwide, about 2.6 million acres have burned this summer, about 50 percent less than the 10-year average, according to the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho.

homes, leaving some in total ruins and reducing parked automobiles to burned out hulks. At least 120 homes also suffered serious damage. The fire had spread to 10 acres and was 50 percent contained late Thursday, said Jay Allen, spokesman for the California Emergency Management Agency. California Lieutenant Governor Abel Maldonado, acting governor while Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was in Asia on a trade mission, declared a state of emergency in San Mateo County. “It was like a bomb went off,” Maldonado told CNN from the scene early today. He said the cause of the conflagration was still unclear. “We don’t know what happened. I don’t know what happened. Tomorrow morning we’ll find out,” he said. Crews with search dogs will go through whole area, he said. “We’ll try to find folks if there are folks in their homes.” Pacific Gas and Electric Co. said in an e-mailed statement that “if it is ultimately determined that we were responsible for the cause of the incident, we will take accountability.” But later Thursday the company’s president, Christopher Johns, said he didn’t know what sparked the explosion. “I don’t have any details about if there was any work going on, Johns told KTVU-TV. “That will be part of the investigation as we go forward.” Between 150 and 200 firefighters remained at the scene through the night, according to Haag. More than 100 people were being sheltered at nearby evacuation centers, but no estimate of the number of residents missing was available, he said.

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Rolling Thunder, Inc. Ohio Chapter 6 raised $839 for the Allen County Veterans Food Pantry by holding a chicken dinner/corn hole tournament at the Delphos Eagles in July. Above: Presenting the check to Mary Huffer, center, of the Veterans Food Pantry is fundraiser chairman Roy Kill and events coordinator Jeanne Osting. The major function of Rolling Thunder, Inc is to publicize the POW-MIA issue and to assist American veterans from all wars. The Allen County Veterans Food Pantry helps more than 850 local veterans and their families. Below: Rolling Thunder, Inc Ohio Chapter 6 junior members Jake McConnahea, left, Madison McConnahea, Ashlin Schimmoeller and Addison Schimmoeller present a check of $132.62 to Mary Huffer of the Allen County Veterans Food Pantry. The junior members raised money during the event by holding a penny pitch and selling crafts.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge said she will issue an order to halt the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, after she declared the ban on openly gay service members unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips ruled Thursday that the prohibition on openly gay military service members was unconstitutional because it violates the First and Fifth Amendment rights of gays and lesbians. The policy doesn’t help military readiness and instead has a “direct and deleterious effect” on the armed services by hurting recruitment efforts during wartime and requiring the discharge of service members who have critical skills and training, she said. The Log Cabin Republicans sued the federal government in 2004 to stop the policy. Phillips will draft the injunction with input from the group within a week, and the federal government will

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