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The Village of Elida will begin leaf pickup on Wednesday. Leaves must be raked to the curb — not on the street. Residents are asked to keep lawn clippings, nuts and tree branches out of leaves. Nuts and branches can be dangerous to the village employees picking up leaves and can ultimately damage the equipment. Village employees will move through as quickly as possible. Until leaf pick-up begins, they can be bagged for Waste Management.
The Welsh Society of Northwest Ohio will hold its annual Welsh Breakfast from 8:30-11 a.m. Saturday in the Gomer United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall. Tickets will be available at the door. Flu shots available from 8:30-10:30 a.m. provided by Delphos Visiting Nurses.
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City ready for the white stuff
BY MIKE FORD firstname.lastname@example.org DELPHOS — Snowfall snarls traffic and strains backs. It costs money to address in more ways than one. Keeping roads clear of white debris is a hefty job. Safety Service Director Greg Berquist says the city is ready for the white stuff. “We have salt left over from last year, so we won’t need more until after the first two snows. Last year, we came into the year with no reserve but we have enough right now for the first two snows and we have a contract signed with the county engineer to buy salt through state acquisitions at $59.73 per ton,” he said. The product will be applied more efficiently now that another municipality has replaced certain equipment. “The City of Lima bought two new salt spreaders so we purchased their old ones for $3,000. We will need to change some hoses on our trucks to make them work but we will have more effective salt distribution on the roadways. We have historically spread salt with material spreaders and if one of the little parts gets stuck open, it dumps salt and the driver doesn’t know it until he goes back and looks,” he said. Berquist said major streets are plowed first in the interest of emergency vehicles. Residential streets and alleys are of least priority. Drivers are encouraged to be courteous to snow plow drivers. “These are big trucks with lots of blind spots, so when folks see a salt truck coming, they should give it as much space as possible. The drivers control the salt with levers, using their right hand while driving with their left and watching traffic. It’s a busy operation,” he said. Residents are left unhappy when waking up to a plowedin driveway or car parked
City Road Maintenance employee Mike Stemen works inside one of the city’s dump trucks to ready it for one of the salt spreaders purchased from the City of Lima.
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TODAY Football NWC (7:30 p.m.): Spencerville at Jefferson; Columbus Grove at Bluffton; LCC at Ada; Crestview at Paulding; Millbury Lake at Allen East (non-league). WBL (7:30 p.m.): Wapakoneta at Elida; Defiance at Bath; Celina at Ottawa-Glandorf; Kenton at St. Marys; Shawnee at Van Wert. MAC (7:30 p.m.): Minster at Coldwater; Marion Local at Fort Recovery; Anna at Parkway; St. Henry at Versailles. SATURDAY Football: New Bremen at St. John’s (MAC), 7:30 p.m. Boys Soccer At Wapakoneta: Ottoville vs. Fort Jennings, 11 a.m. Girls Soccer At Elida: St. John’s versus St. Marys, 1 p.m. Co-ed Cross Country: Regionals at Tiffin and Troy, 11:05 a.m. Mostly sunny Saturday with highs in the lower 60s. Lows in the upper 30s. See page 2. Obituaries State/Local Politics Community Sports Church Classifieds TV World News
“These are big trucks with lots of blind spots, so when folks see a salt truck coming, they should give it as much space as possible. The drivers control the salt with levers, using their right hand while driving with their left and watching traffic. It’s a busy operation.”
— Greg Berquist, Delphos safety service director
The Landeck Parents’ Club held its annual Halloween Party. Grades 1-4 have a costume parade followed by judging. Students in grades 5 and 6 had a scavenger hunt. Students then returned to their classrooms for games and treats. Second-grade costume winners are, from left, first place, Anna Fitch, old lady; second place, Karly Mawhorr, bee keeper; and third place, Rileigh Rahrig, washing machine. See more Landeck winners on page 10.
One-year-old Liam Rinehart is held by dad Rob Rinehart.
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along the street that’s snowed in. Unfortunately, there aren’t many options for owners or the city. However, residents are encouraged to get vehicles off the street so all snow can be removed. Homeowners should remember they can be cited for placing snow in the roadway. “When snow rolls off the blade, it has to go somewhere. We could plow to the middle but it’s a hazard and a huge cost expense because we’re touching the snow twice. When there is more than three inches of snow, we plow to the middle on Main Street downtown and on parts of Fifth Street because the sidewalks are located directly against the roadway but plowing to the middle creates a traffic hazard. I watched a pedestrian try to climb over it a couple years ago and take a nose dive in the roadway. Fortunately, there weren’t any cars coming. Plowing to the middle is something we do because we don’t have anywhere else to put it,” he concluded.
The Mario Brothers are alive and well at Ottoville Local Schools. The trio was part of the Fall Parade Thursday. See more photos on page 10.
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By AMANDA LEE MYERS The Associated Press CHANDLER, Ariz. — The gruesome case of a man who was stabbed and beheaded in a suburban Phoenix apartment has police investigating whether the killing is potentially the most extreme example of Mexican drug cartel violence spilling over the border. Martin Alejandro CotaMonroy’s body was found Oct. 10 in a Chandler apartment — his severed head a couple feet away. One man suspected in the killing has been arrested, and a manhunt is under way for three others. Detectives are focused on whether the men belong to a Mexican drug cartel, and they suspect that Cota-Monroy’s killing was punishment for stealing drugs. The brutal nature of the killing could be designed to send a message to others within the cartel. Decapitations are a regular part of the drug war in Mexico as cartels fight over territory. Headless bodies have been hanged from bridges by their feet, severed heads have been sent to victims’ family members and government officials, and bags of up to 12 heads have been dropped off in high-profile locations. More than 28,000 people have been killed in Mexico in drug-related violence since December 2006, when President Felipe Calderon deployed soldiers to battle the cartels in their strongholds. If the suspects in the Arizona case belong to a cartel, the crime could be the only known beheading in the U.S. carried out by a drug cartel, said Tony Payan, a political science professor at the University of Texas at El Paso who has done extensive research about border violence. The killing could also affect the immigration debate in Arizona. Supporters of the state’s controversial immigration law frequently cite this type of violence as reason to crack down on illegal immigrants. The decapitation victim and the suspects were all illegal immigrants. Republican Gov. Jan Brewer drew criticism this year for claiming that headless bodies were being found in the Arizona desert as she sought to bolster her argument for immigration reform. She later backtracked on those claims, but said such violence in the broader border region is cause enough for alarm. The killing has unnerved residents in the neighborhood and apartment complex where Cota-Monroy was killed. The tiny, run-down complex sits along a side street across from ramshackle trailer homes in a neighborhood not far from brand-new strip malls with big-box stores in the suburb of Chandler. No one is living inside the apartment that is the scene of the crime. There’s beat-up leather furniture, a bouquet of flowers and a candle on a dining-room table, and the kitchen cabinets are ajar, as if someone left in a hurry. Alvarado, who lives alone with her three children, said she’s moving the family away from the complex out of fear that those responsible will return to the area looking for revenge. The victim and three of the suspects had traveled to Chandler from where they were living in Paris, Calif., and were staying at a hotel. They met the two men who live in the apartment at a bar the night of the killing, and the group returned to the apartment.
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No injuries were reported in a fender-bender in a driveway at 909 E. Third St. Thursday at 8:53 p.m. Julie Smith, 31, of Lima Avenue in Delphos was backing from the drive when her vehicle struck a car parked at the end of the drive owned by Susan Smith of West Eighth Street. Passengers in the Julie Smith vehicle were Brandon, 12, and Alayah Smith, 6.
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Second tornado confirmed South Korea: North Korea opens fire at border in Van Wert County
The National Weather Service in Northern Indiana confirmed a second tornado touchdown in Van Wert County from Tuesday’s storm. Emergency Management Director Rick McCoy reviewed the damage along US 127 near Haviland and confirmed the damage was consistent with an EF-1 tornado and tracked the damage path back into Van Wert County. McCoy requested that Weather Service officials travel to Van Wert and Paulding counties to make a complete assessment. Weather Service officials confirmed that the tornado touched down initially at 1591 John Brown Road in Van Wert County destroying a small shed and ripping a grain bin off of its cement foundation. The grain bin was rolled across the field for a half-mile until it hit a tree line. The tornado continued northeast, hitting a small tree orchard and done minor damage to the residence located at 11444 Van Wert Paulding County Line Rd. The tornado then continued northeast into Paulding County, hitting the village of Haviland and heavily damaged a property on US 127. A number of properties received damage as the tornado continued another five miles before lifting at St. Rt. 613 east of Broughton. National Weather Service officials rated the tornado an EF-1 with winds of 115 mph. McCoy said that Fred Pond of Pond Seeds in Scott provided weather data during the storm that indicated that the barometer dropped rapidly to 29.20 inches as the tornado passed. Pond said this was the lowest measurement he had ever seen the barometer drop to. This is the fourth recorded tornado in Van Wert County this year. SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired two rounds toward South Korea at their tense border today and South Korean troops immediately fired back, highlighting the security problems faced by Seoul as it prepares to host Barack Obama and other world leaders at the Group of 20 economic summit next month. An official at the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul said the exchange of fire at the heavily militarized border began when North Korean troops fired at a South Korean guard post in the Demilitarized Zone. There were no South Korean injuries and it was unclear whether it was an accident or an intentional provocation, the official said. He asked not to be identified because he was not authorized to speak to the media. The guard post is 73 miles (118 kilometers) northeast of Seoul. The firing of the 14.5-mm rounds came hours after North
Delphos police responded to the report of an accident in Chief Supermarket parking lot at 10:59 a.m. Thursday. Thomas Goergens of Delphos reported to police there was damage to his vehicle, which was legally parked at the time and struck by a vehicle driven by Beverly Hickey of Delphos as she was backing from a parking space. Hickey said she saw no damage to either vehicle so she left the scene. No one was injured or cited.
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Korea criticized the South for rejecting a proposal to hold military talks and vowed to retaliate. Shooting incidents are infrequent at the border. The last such incident was in 2007 when South Korea said North Korean soldiers opened fire and the South shot back. No South Korean soldiers were hurt and it was unclear if anyone was injured in the North. Despite today’s exchange of fire, previously arranged reunions of hundreds of families separated by the Korean War will go ahead Saturday in the North as scheduled, South Korean Unification Ministry spokesman Chun Hae-sung said. The ministry handles South Korea’s relations with the North. The spike in tensions today came two weeks ahead of a global economic summit in Seoul, which is just 31 miles (51 kilometers) from the border.
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MENTAWAI ISLANDS, Indonesia — Choppy seas, poor visibility and a shortage of boats are slowing the delivery of tons of food, water and blankets to the most remote corners of the Indonesian islands hit hardest by a tsunami that killed more than 400 people and crushed entire villages, an official said today. Hundreds of miles (kilometers) away, a volcano on the island of Java that killed 35 people this week erupted five more times today, sending searing clouds of ash cascading down its slopes, but no more casualties were reported. Officials said two more people died of burns
from Tuesday’s eruption. Four days after the tsunami crashed into the Mentawai islands off Sumatra, details of survivors’ misery and new accounts of the terrifying moments when the wave struck were still trickling out from the area, which was cut off by rough seas for nearly two days after the 7.7-magnitude earthquake that churned up the killer wave. A group of surfers told of huddling, screaming and praying as they watched a roaring wall of water cross a lagoon and slam into their three-story thatch-roofed resort. The power of the wave shook the building so hard they feared it would collapse. All 27 people at the resort survived — five of them by clinging to trees.
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By JULIE CARR SMYTH The Associated Press COLUMBUS — With less than a week to go, the Ohio governor’s race looks increasingly like it could be a tight one. Several polls show incumbent Democrat Ted Strickland and Republican challenger John Kasich running about even, while others are showing Strickland shrinking Kasich’s once substantial lead. Here are answers to key questions raised by the polling and the prospect of a tight finish: Q: Are poll results swinging more wildly than usual this year? A: Yes. Since September, polls have gone from having Kasich ahead by 17 points to having Strickland ahead by 1 point. That is an unusual spread for such a short period. Q: Why are polls yielding such different results? A: Several factors are playing into the varied assessments. In 2008, unusually high numbers of voters — many of them firsttimers — came out to the polls for Barack Obama, who became the nation’s first black president. Predicting Democratic turnout after such an unusual event has been challenging for pollsters. The impact of the fledgling tea party movement on 2010 turnout has also been difficult to guess. It is unclear to what extent anger among tea party supporters will translate into voter participation and which party’s candidates will benefit from tea party activism. Ohio has a high number of third-party candidates on its statewide ballot this year who may attract those votes. Q: Is there any way to objectively judge the results of a poll? A: There are several factors to consider. First, find out whose opinions were tallied. Was it all Ohioans, all registered voters, or only likely voters? Polls of likely voters are generally viewed as standing the best
CHAGRIN FALLS (AP) — Safety concerns cut short an annual pumpkin smashand-slide staged by students at an Ohio high school. In a tradition going back to 1969, juniors and seniors from Chagrin Falls High School near Cleveland take pumpkins to the top of a hilly street, mash them on the pavement and use the mess to slide down on sleds or trash can lids. Photos submitted WEWS-TV reports that what’s known as the pumpkin Navistar has donated an engine to Vantage Career Center. Participating in the donaroll began Thursday morning tion are, from left, Vantage guidance counselor Jim Fisher, Vantage Trade and Industrial just after midnight but was supervisor Steve Peters, Navistar employees Dave Gordon (father of Dan Gordon, brought to an early end by Vantage 2006 graduate), Plant Manager Gary Wagner and Wally Wheeler. police about 45 minutes later. Officers said there were too many hillside collisions and minor injuries this year. One student told the television station her leg got caught between three sleds. Vantage Career Center is fortunate to have many partners who assist students in reaching educational goals. Sara Distelrath is a project developer for Horizon Wind Energy. She visited a science class to discuss renewable energies and the current wind farm project planned for the
COLUMBUS (AP) — Police in Ohio credit advances in DNA science for an arrest in the nearly 20-year-old killing of a woman found bound to her bed and stabbed in the chest. Columbus police say 46-year-old Richard Allen Fugate was arrested Thursday and charged with murder in the 1991 death of Nancy L. Leslie, who was 44 at the time. Police say in a news release that Fugate had been hired by Leslie to do work on her home several months before she was killed. They say state investigators recently found and identified DNA on evidence collected from Leslie’s body that matched samples from Fugate. Leslie’s daughter found her body bound to her bed’s headboard. Fugate was scheduled to Mrs. Harpel’s science classes at Vantage welcomed Sara make a court appearance this morning. Court records don’t Distelrath, a project developer for Horizon Wind Energy, who discussed renewable energies and wind farms. list an attorney.
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state Rep. Josh Mandel in Tuesday’s election. The two have been sparring over everyCOLUMBUS — A thing from ethics to television panel of the Ohio Elections ads to campaign e-mails in an Commission said Thursday its unusually nasty race. Experience The ad and Ohio GOP A Mandel Difference members will further examine separate complaints from both mailers question the relationOhio treasurer candidates to ship of Boyce’s top deputy to see whether some of their a bank lobbyist. They emphacampaign materials contain size the lobbyist’s first name — Mohammed — and sugfalse statements. Ohio Treasurer Kevin gest he and Boyce attend the Boyce faces Republican same mosque, though Boyce By ANN SANNER The Associated Press
Nina Anez spoke to current Auto Body students about going to school for what you like to do and making good decisions. Anez is a graduate of the program and of Lincoln College of Technology. After a tough junior year at Vantage, Nina returned and had an excellent senior year, receiving the Principal’s Award and winning an Imagine America Scholarship to help fund her college education. She is currently a sales professional with Advanced Auto Parts. In addition to partners coming in and speaking to students, many partners think of Vantage when they are finished using specific pieces of equipment. Navistar Corporation in Fort Wayne recently donated a Cummings 485 horse diesel semi engine to the Ag Diesel program at Vantage. Students are learning how to tear an engine apart and put it back together again by disassembling and reassembling the engine, as well as troubleshooting an engine of this size. Thanks to all partners who continue to bring the real world of work into school.
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LEBANON (AP) — GOP candidate for Ohio governor John Kasich expects to get help in his final campaign push from three current Republican governors. Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Mississippi’s Haley Barbour and New Jersey’s Chris Christie rally Friday for Kasich in the Republicandominated southwest Ohio
chance of reflecting the race’s outcome. Also determine the party breakdown of the sample if you can. A Republican-heavy sample will tend to favor Kasich, a Democrat-heavy sample will look better for Strickland — since both men are far ahead with voters of their own parties. A sample heavy on independents will tend to favor Kasich, who is running ahead among unaffiliated voters this year. Q: What is a margin of error? A: A margin of error is a good indication of how precise a poll’s results are. The number can be added or subtracted to the result to determine the potential spread. A margin of error of 3 percent in a poll showing Kasich with a lead of 49 percent over 47 percent for Strickland, for example, indicates that Kasich could have up to 52 percent (49 plus 3) or as low as 46 percent (49 minus 3). So a margin of error of 3 percent in a poll showing a 2-point spread between the candidates indicates a close race. Most widely used polls have a confidence level of 95 percent, which means the result would repeat itself to within the margin of error 95 out of 100 times. Q: Is there a chance the governor’s race will end in a recount? A: It is a real long shot. Under Ohio law, the secondplace candidate must lose by less than a quarter of a percent in statewide races to trigger the state’s automatic recount process. In the last governor’s race, held in 2006, that would have translated to roughly 10,000 votes out of more than 4 million cast. In the 2004 presidential race, Democrat John Kerry lost Ohio to George Bush by 2.1 percent — the tightest race in some time. The last statewide recount was in 1990, when Democrat Lee Fisher — now the lieutenant governor and a U.S. Senate candidate — eked out a victory for attorney general over Republican Paul Pfeifer by 1,234 votes.
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SPIN METER: Despite claims, bailouts not over yet
By DANIEL WAGNER The Associated Press Politicians who voted for the TARP law now face tough re-election fights. By downplaying their efforts, officials sidestep criticism of bailouts that helped Wall Street without easing lending or keeping many people in their homes. A government watchdog said this week that public statements by Treasury officials around the Oct. 3 deadline appeared designed to create a mistaken sense that TARP is over. “The idea that TARP is dead is just not accurate,” said Neil Barofsky, the special inspector general overseeing the program, in an interview. “People can write its obituary, people can declare that it’s been put out of its misery, but there’s still close to $180 billion of TARP money outstanding, and $82 billion obligated to be spent.” Recapturing the outstanding billions is just as tricky as the work of distributing money to stabilize a financial system rocked by its worst crisis in decades, Treasury’s top bailout official said in an interview. “When you’ve got $185 billion of investments out there, you don’t just say, ’Gee, I’d rather not worry about it,”’ Acting Assistant Secretary for Financial Stability Timothy Massad said. “This is work that anyone who looks at it would say, ’If you closed up shop now we’d be much worse off.”’ Most of the contracts Treasury awarded recently
One Year Ago • The Vaughnsville United Methodist Church is observing its 150th anniversary during 2009. As part of its year-long celebration, a Gymanfa Ganu will be presented at 4 p.m. Sunday. Jeffrey Llewellyn Foulkes, a native of the congregation, will be the director. The Gymanfa Ganu is a Welsh tradition of gathering to sing hymns in Welsh and English. 25 Years Ago — 1985 • A proposed bond issue in Putnam County, with voters’ approval, will provide more than just a new library building. Some of the funds will be used to upgrade the branch libraries throughout the county. The existing library was founded in 1924 and for 10 years was located in the county courthouse. In 1934 Mrs. A. M. Brown donated her home on Main Street, Ottawa, to the library and this has served as the main library for 51 years. • The Rev. Allan P. Brown is new pastor at St. Paul United Church, 335 S. Main St. He succeeds the Rev. John Adams. Rev. Brown and his family came to Delphos from the Wisconsin District of the Church of the Nazarene. This is his first full-time pastorate. • The Ottoville Area Soccer Association held its drawing recently with winners Greg Wenzlick, first prize $100, Patty Koester, second prize $50 and Loretta Smith, third prize $50. Top ticket seller was Steve Looser and the seller of the winning first-place ticket was Karla Wenzlick. They will receive a hot air balloon ride as their prize. 50 Years Ago — 1960 • A Red Cross film in colors on the bloodmobile and blood donors was presented at the weekly meeting of the Delphos Rotary Club at NuMaude’s Restaurant. E. E. Sheeter served as technician in showing the picture. J. Frank Shumaker, who with John Metzner, Sr., is in charge of the recruiting, spoke of its importance and urged Rotarians to volunteer as donors and to contact others for this purpose. It was announced that the bloodmobile will visit Delphos on Nov. 3 at the American Legion home on State Street. John Metzner, Sr., general program chairman, has schedule William A. Kirk, district sales manager for the Pennsylvania Railroad, as speaker at a Rotary meeting on Nov. 9. Guests included Page Selly, Phillipsburg, N. J., Rotarian; H. David Hunt, Van Wert Rotarian; and four local high school seniors: Tom Fortener and Paul Deters of St. John’s, and Lee Macwhinney and Ted Ladd of Jefferson. 75 Years Ago — 1935 • In a recent issue of the Catholic Chronicle, the Capitol Theatre, Delphos, was given a high rating for the class of pictures shown. The article deals with ratings given pictures by the Legion of Decency and comments upon the great improvement in the pictures being shown by all of the theatres. • The work of examining pupils of the local schools to determine if any physical defects exist was started Monday. Two Delphos nurses are employed for this work by the local Red Cross. Evelyn Heck is conducting the examination on the public schools and Veronica King at St. John’s. • Two Delphos musical organizations are to play at the annual banquet of the Van Wert County Sportsmen’s Association which is to be held at Van Wert on Wednesday night. The Delphos Harmonica band is scheduled to play for the entertainment as are also the Delphos String Pickers. Both of these organizations are under the direction of Harry Clawson.
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Officials: Muslim source turned in terror suspect
WASHINGTON (AP) — The tip that led to the FBI’s subway bombing sting came from a source in the Muslim community: A Pakistani-born man from a middle-class suburb was trying to join a terrorist group, law enforcement officials said Thursday. Farooque Ahmed, a naturalized citizen arrested Wednesday, was a married father who had a good job with a telecommunications company. Authorities say he also was eager to kill Americans in Afghanistan and committed to becoming a martyr. Ahmed thought he had found what he wanted, a pair of al-Qaida operatives who would help him carry out an attack on the nation’s secondbusiest subway, according to court documents unsealed Thursday. But the operatives were really undercover investigators whose meetings at a local hotel room were all staged with the FBI’s cameras rolling, law enforcement officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigation continues. What followed was an elaborate ruse in which Ahmed was given intelligence-gathering duties and coded information in a Quran by two individuals posing as al-Qaida operatives as part of the supposed plot to kill commuters. Ahmed, 34, was taped discussing his firearm, martial arts and knife skills and offering to teach those deadly tactics to others, according to an FBI affidavit. Officials said they took guns and ammunition out of Ahmed’s suburban Ashburn, Va., town house during a search Wednesday. Ahmed was arrested just weeks before, the FBI says, he planned to make the annual religious pilgrimage to the Islamic holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. The case represents the latest in a recent string of would-be terrorist attacks that officials say were aided, hatched or carried out by U.S. citizens. Like the accused gunman in the deadly Fort Hood, Texas, shooting and the convicted terrorist who tried to detonate a car bomb in New York City’s Times Square, officials said they believe Ahmed was radicalized inside the U.S. But they do not yet know what sent him down that path. Like many would-be terrorists and sympathizers, Ahmed was potentially influenced by Anwar al-Awlaki, the radical Muslim cleric who preached in northern Virginia until 2002 and now lives in hiding in Yemen, officials said. But while Ahmed listened to al-Awlaki’s Internet sermons, officials said the two were not in contact and they’re not sure how influential those sermons were. Ahmed’s lawyer, federal public defender Kenneth Troccoli, declined to comment on the case Thursday. Born in Lahore, Pakistan, Ahmed arrived in the U.S. in 1993 and became a citizen in 2005, officials said. He worshipped at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society, which is known for its mainstream Islamic congregation. Leaders there have decried violence and were quick to call for Ahmed’s prosecution. He was not a member of the society, said board member Robert Marro.
WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department says its bank bailouts are over, but the spending continues. In a Sept. 22 speech, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said the bailouts “are completely behind us.” That’s not quite correct. In the final six months in which it could spend money from the Troubled Asset Relief Program, Treasury set aside $243 million for new contracts for law firms, accountants and money managers to help run what’s left of the bailouts — on top of the $529 million already spent on work by staff, private companies and other agencies. Many of the contracts last until 2019, and there’s nothing to stop the government from hiring even more help if it’s needed to chase down the remaining bailout money. Treasury’s authority to spend more from the $700 billion fund expired on Oct. 3. The law requires officials to recoup as much as possible of the $185 billion still in the hands of shaky private companies. After all collections are made, the government expects to be out about $51 billion, mostly from housing programs. Rising voter anger ahead of next week’s elections has made Obama administration officials reluctant to speak candidly about the ongoing cost of managing TARP.
Mismanagement rampant in public housing
By MATT APUZZO The Associated Press WASHINGTON — There were accusations of an executive slush fund, financial shenanigans and dictatorial management. But it was the $900,000 in secret sexual harassment payments that got the head of the nation’s fourth-largest housing authority fired and had the mayor asking how the housing board missed it all. Yet Philadelphia’s isn’t even close to the worst of dysfunctional housing agencies across the country that operate with no budgets, untrained staff and shoddy record-keeping, according to a review by The Associated Press of inspection and audit records of 146 housing authorities that the government considered the most troubled. The documents show the U.S. spends hundreds of millions of dollars each year on housing authorities that don’t follow financial rules or, worse, lack even the most basic policies for spending petty cash or using government credit cards. “How is it possible that you didn’t know?” Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter asked as his city became a highprofile symbol of scandal and mismanagement in the nation’s public housing system. “It defies logic and credibility that all of these things could be kept away from the board for so long a period of time.” Actually, it doesn’t. The AP’s review found that federal money intended for one program occasionally gets used for others. Contracts are signed without bidding or approval. In New London, Conn., housing officials had no written contracts at all. Yet Washington’s hands are largely tied since the threat of withholding or reducing funding to punish irresponsible housing authorities ultimately would in effect penalize poor tenants for the mismanagement of their landlords. All of this is supposed to be audited, but sometimes that either doesn’t get done or there’s no paperwork on file to prove it. Early this year, federal officials were still trying to resolve problems with 2006 and 2007 audits from Highland Park, Ill. Meanwhile, waiting lists for getting into public housing are often ignored. And once tenants are in, landlords frequently don’t know whether they’re charging the right rent. In Dallas, housing employees made income calculation errors in the files of two out of every three tenants. Philadelphia is not the worst-managed housing authority in the country. Not even close. The Department
are for work officials can’t even describe, because it’s not yet needed. That means the contracts are vague. For example, 13 law firms will share up to $99.8 million under a contract so broad it could cover virtually any kind of legal work. Future information technology needs will be billed to three companies through a $100 million contract. Four accounting companies will ensure that Treasury’s rules for the bailout programs are followed — at a cost of up to $22 million. Much of the remaining work will involve deciding investments’ values so that Treasury can resell them to the bailed-out companies or private investors. Treasury must sell shares of General Motors and Citigroup Inc. into the markets, and negotiate with banks that want to rebuy government-held stock options. Treasury officials hope not to spend all the money authorized under the contracts. It’s too early to say how much will be tapped, they say. More than a dozen programs were created under the fund, and each requires a separate exit strategy. For example, Treasury can’t sell its shares of General Motors until the company decides to offer them to private investors. The government won’t approve that move until it believes investors will pay enough to give it a good return.
Most US troops, families say gays OK
By ANNE FLAHERTY The Associated Press WASHINGTON — An internal Pentagon study has found that most U.S. troops and their families don’t care whether gays are allowed to serve openly and think the policy of “don’t ask, don’t tell” could be done away with, according to officials familiar with its findings. The survey results were expected to be used by gay rights advocates to bolster their argument that the 1993 law on gays could be repealed immediately with little harm done to the military. But the survey also was expected to reveal challenges the services could face in overturning the long-held policy, including overcoming fierce opposition in some parts of the military even if they represent a minority. Details on the survey results were still scarce Thursday, with the Pentagon declining to discuss the findings until after Dec. 1 when it rolls out its own plan for repeal. The officials who disclosed the survey’s findings spoke on condition of anonymity because the results had not been released. NBC News first reported the findings Thursday. President Barack Obama has said “don’t ask, don’t tell” unfairly discriminates against gays. Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Adm. Mike Mullen, the military’s top uniformed officer, agree but want to move slowly to ensure that military effectiveness doesn’t suffer. Among their top concerns is that forcing too much change, too soon on an institution that historically has been reluctant to embrace gays could prompt a backlash among troops and their families. With a Democraticcontrolled Congress already considering a change to the law, Gates in February ordered a yearlong study into the matter. As part of that effort, the Pentagon sent
of Housing and Urban Development has identified 146 housing authorities as having major problems, and flagged them as “troubled.” The AP requested under the Freedom of Information Act all inspection and review documents related to the most troubled agencies. The Obama administration turned over thousands of pages of sometimes haphazard and incomplete reports and said they were the only documents available at headquarters. To get a clearer picture of a troubled housing authority, officials in Washington would have to gather information from regional offices. The documents the AP reviewed showed a housing system in which agencies must become nearly insolvent before the federal government steps in. And even when Washington does intervene, the mismanagement can continue for years while the U.S. continues subsidizing the housing agency. The U.S. public housing system is a bureaucratic labyrinth of local, state and federal governments and nonprofit, quasi-government housing agencies. Housing budgets are typically controlled by housing boards, separate from city budgets. Depending on the city, mayors and city councils may or may not have a say in how the boards are run.
out some 400,000 surveys to troops and another 150,000 to family members on the military’s policy toward gays. Officials said that with the survey results complete, the working group is analyzing the results and working on a plan to overturn the policy should Congress repeal the law. Gay rights groups attacked the 103-question survey. They said it assumes troops don’t want to serve with openly gay service members and repeatedly uses the term “homosexual,” considered to be outdated and derogatory. The survey was prepared by the Maryland-based research firm Westat under a $4.5 million contract. Earlier this month, the Pentagon was forced to lift its ban on openly serving gays for eight days after a federal judge in California ordered the military to do so. The Justice Department has appealed and a federal appeals court granted a temporary stay of the injunction.
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• While visiting the TODAY Midwest, Theodore 1-4 p.m. — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shop- Roosevelt developed a tumor on his left • During each ping. leg. It was protruding presidential motortwo inches and needcade, there is one SATURDAY ed to be removed. The vehicle called the 9 a.m.-noon — Interfaith president was taken Combat Attack Team Thrift Store, North Main to a hospital where with a SWAT team Street. Clarkson four surgeons operinside. If a threatenSt. Vincent DePaul Society, ated on him. When he laid ing vehicle comes toward the located at the east edge of the down on the operating table, president’s limousine or if St. John’s High School park- he refused any anesthetic. He terrorists come after it, the ing lot, is open. The facil- even endured the pain of the SWAT team would go after ity can also be opened by scalpel slicing into the tumor them. appointment by calling John and syringes were then used Trentman at 419-692-7185. to suck out all the poisonous • Always wanting to save 12:15 p.m. — Testing of serum. money when he was presiwarning sirens by Delphos dent, Lyndon Johnson canFire and Rescue • Some people noticed celled many newspaper sub7 p.m. — Bingo at St. First Lady Mamie Eisenhower scriptions. Some of the staff John’s Little Theatre. would stagger home after a had to use the new vending party. She suffered from an machines to get there daily SUNDAY inner ear affliction that causes paper. 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos one to loose their balance. Canal Commission Annex Contact Clarkson at clarkMuseum, 241 N. Main St., • When he was the gov- email@example.com. will be open.
ernor of Indiana, President William Henry Harrison was holding his little boy in his arms one day when a wouldbe assassin’s bullet came through the window. Fortunately, neither were injured.
Creation Conference offered at Trinity Friends
For those struggling with how to stand up for God’s creation of the world and the foundation of their Christian faith, get energized with a free two-day conference coming to Van Wert. Answers in Genesis, the organization which founded the popular and respected Creation Museum near Cincinnati, brings its “Not Ashamed” conference with Mike Riddle to Trinity Friends Church on Nov. 7 and 8. The free conference includes five sessions on Sunday and two sessions on Monday evening. “While we invite everyone to join us for all of the sessions, the conference has been designed so that you can attend services at your home church and then join us for the Sunday afternoon and Monday evening sessions,” says Senior Pastor Steve Savage. The Sunday sessions include: — 9 a.m. - Is Genesis Relevant Today? — 10:30 a.m. - Creation and Biblical Discernment — 1 p.m. - Apologetics 101:Answering the Challenges — 2:15 p.m. - Apologetics 203: Answering More Challenges — 3:30 pm. - Cloning, Stem Cells and Life Monday sessions include: — 6 p.m. - One Nation Under God and The American Education System — 7:15 p.m. - 4 Power Questions to Ask an Evolutionist “Any or all of these are great topics which will be helpful to anyone who wants to strengthen their foundation when it comes to creation and their Christian beliefs. And we are grateful that a speaker the caliber of Mike Riddle will be here,” Pastor Savage says. Riddle is a frequent speaker at the Creation Museum. He holds a degree in mathematics and a graduate degree in education. A former U.S. marine, Mike has been involved in creation ministry for more than 20 years. He also holds notoriety as the 1976 U.S national champion in the track-and-field version of the pentathlon For persons desiring lunch while attending the Sunday sessions, a box lunch will
MONDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 7 p.m. — Delphos Parks and Recreation board meets at the recreation building at Stadium Park. Washington Township trustees meet at the township house. 7:30 p.m. — Spencerville village council meets at the mayor’s office. Delphos Eagles Auxiliary meets at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 Fifth St. Delphos Civil Service Commission meets at Municipal Building. 8 p.m. — The Veterans of Foreign Wars meet at the hall. TUESDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. Please notify the Delphos Herald at 419-695-0015 if there are any corrections or additions to the Coming Events column.
The Landeck CL of C Council 84 will hold a Turkey Party at 2 p.m. on Nov. 7 at the Catholic Order of Foresters Hall formerly known as the CK of O Hall. Games and a meal are planned for the public. For more information call Catherine 419-692-9753.
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be available if you contact the Trinity Friends office by calling (419) 238-2788 by Monday, November 1. The cost is $5.50 for the lunch, which includes a sandwich of turkey, ham or roast beef, chips, mixed fruit cup, cookie and bottled water. The conference is presented by the outreach arm of Answers in Genesis. More information is available at answersingenesis.org/go/vanwert. About the conference at Trinity Friends, interested persons may contact Pastor Steve Savage at ssavage@ trinityfriendschurch.com. Trinity Friends Church is located at 605 N. Franklin St. at the northeast edge of Van Wert. Newspapers provide a daily source of information from around the globe. Expand your horizons.
The Friends of Putnam County District Library will meet at 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 1 at the ESC building in Ottawa. Everyone is welcome. The mission of the PCDL Friends is to provide support to all eight libraries in the county. Additional information is available on the library’s web page mypcdl.org or by calling the library at 419523-3747.
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6 – The Herald
Friday, October 29, 2010
Renteria, Cain give Giants 2-0 World Series lead
By RONALD BLUM The Associated Press
Lady Jays eliminate Musketeers in soccer
By JIM METCALFE
SAN FRANCISCO — Fans jumped up and down, shaking orange pompoms, waving scarves and chanting “Sweep! Sweep!” While the Giants are looking more and more like a baseball juggernaut, they’re only halfway to their first World Series title in 56 years. They hope to wrap it up on the road. “We’ve just got to take that confidence and some of the good approaches that we’ve had into these last two games and take them down to Texas with us,” Matt Cain said after Thursday night’s 9-0 win over the Texas Rangers gave San Francisco a 2-0 Series lead. Cain pitched 7 2/3 innings and combined with his bullpen on a 4-hitter and Edgar Renteria reprised his October success with a home run and three RBIs. While the Giants had the best ERA in the majors during the regular season, they were just 17th in runs — the fewest among the eight postseason teams. Yet San Francisco has outscored Texas 20-7 and outhit the Rangers .314 to .227. The Giants’ offense is picking up speed faster than a cable car heading down Nob Hill. “We’ve put ourselves in a good situation,” said Cain, who hasn’t allowed an earned run in the postseason. After a day off, the Series resumes for the first time in Arlington, Texas. Colby Lewis starts Game 3 for the Rangers on Saturday night against Jonathan Sanchez. Forty of the previous 51 teams to take a 2-0 lead have gone on to win the title, including seven straight and 13 of the last 14. “I don’t think we caught any breaks yet,” Rangers manager Ron Washington said. “We certainly don’t feel like we’re defeated. We’re heading home. They took care of us in their ballpark, now we’re headed to ours.” San Francisco improved to 11-0 against Texas at AT&T Park and got its third shutout in nine postseason wins. The Giants sent the high-octane Rangers offense to its first shutout since Sept. 23. Not bad for a team that scored 19 runs in its six-game NL championship series win over Philadelphia. “Unbelievable,” said Renteria, who has just eight regular-season homers in the last two years. “You guys know I have power.” No team has overcome a 2-0 Series deficit since the 1996 New York Yankees against Atlanta. The Giants have won each time they took a 2-0 lead: in 1922, 1933 and 1954. “We’re not playing the
The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB New Jersey 1 0 1.000 — New York 1 0 1.000 — Boston 1 1 .500 1/2 Philadelphia 0 1 .000 1 Toronto 0 1 .000 1 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 1 0 1.000 — Orlando 1 0 1.000 — Miami 1 1 .500 1/2 Charlotte 0 1 .000 1 Washington 0 1 .000 1 Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 1 0 1.000 — Chicago 0 1 .000 1 Detroit 0 1 .000 1 Indiana 0 1 .000 1 Milwaukee 0 1 .000 1 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB Dallas 1 0 1.000 — New Orleans 1 0 1.000 — San Antonio 1 0 1.000 — Memphis 0 1 .000 1 Houston 0 2 .000 1 1/2 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Portland 2 0 1.000 — Denver 1 0 1.000 1/2 Oklahoma City1 0 1.000 1/2 Minnesota 0 1 .000 1 1/2 Utah 0 2 .000 2
same,” said Nelson Cruz, one of several slumping Rangers. “I don’t know what it is. I wish I could tell you. The way we’re playing, it’s different. It’s not us.” Cruz is 1-for-9. Josh Hamilton and Michael Young are each 1-for-8 with no RBIs. “I think that more or less it has to do with the pitching we’ve been facing,” Washington added. “We had some opportunities early in the ballgame to put some runs on the board and we had the right people up there, and he made his pitches.” At this rate, team president and part-owner Nolan Ryan probably wants to grab a ball himself and get on the mound. “It’s not going to bother us. We’re still confident we can win this thing,” said Derek Holland, who forced in a run with three straight walks. Loser C.J. Wilson didn’t pitch badly, allowed two runs and three hits in 6-plus innings. He gave up Renteria’s fifth-inning homer, then left the mound accompanied by a trainer with a blister on the middle finger of his pitching hand following a leadoff walk in the seventh. Juan Uribe added a run-scoring single against reliever Darren Oliver. San Francisco pulled away as Washington again made bullpen moves too late and the Giants became the first team in World Series history to score seven runs in an inning with two outs and the bases empty. Four straight two-out walks by Rangers relievers let the game get out of control, and Texas set a record for most runs allowed in a franchise’s first two Series games — five more than Colorado did against Boston in 2007. After Holland’s basesloaded walk to Aubrey Huff, Mark Lowe walked Uribe. Renteria, whose 11th-inning single won Game 7 of the 1997 Series for Florida against Cleveland, followed with a 2-run single. Pinchhitter Aaron Rowand hit a 2-run triple against Michael Kirkman and Andres Torres doubled in a run. Cain allowed all four hits and has allowed only a single and an unearned run in 21 1/3 innings over three postseason starts. He joined the Giants’ Christy Mathewson (1905) and Carl Hubbell (1933), the Yankees’ Waite Hoyt (1921) and Detroit’s Kenny Rogers (2006) as the only pitchers to allow no earned runs in 20 or more innings in a single postseason. “Now we’re going in their ballpark,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “I’m sure they’re going to have a sense of confidence. We’ve been road warriors, so that’s what it’s going to take right now.”
OTTOVILLE — Winning at the tournament level in high school sports — even more so than the regular season — is all about trying to impose your will upon the opponent, forcing them to play how you want them to play. The St. John’s girls soccer team did that on a windy and chilly Thursday night at Ottoville’s Bob Kaple Stadium. The result was a 2-0 victory over Fort Jennings in a Division II district semifinal. That sent the Blue and Gold onto a 1 p.m. Saturday matchup at Elida Middle School against St. Marys Memorial, a 1-0 double-overtime victor over Bath. The Jays, who had beaten the Musketeers early in the season at home, needed to do it again to stay alive in the tournament this night. As one might have expected heading into the contest, this was not going to be an offensive outburst and neither team could get their offensive attack going against the other’s defense early on. The Jays (15-2-2) got the first real opening at 35:22 when senior Becca Saine fired from 18 yards but junior Musketeer keeper Kelsey Von Lehmden got the stop (9 saves). The Orange and Black (116-2), who officially outshot the Jays 14-12, got their first solid opening at 26:20 when senior Lauren Verhoff got an opening but Lady Jay senior netminder Samantha Stant (12 saves) got the stop. The Jays got the big first goal at 21:37. On a lead pass from senior Emma Boggs, Saine got behind the defense, forcing Von Lehmden to come off her line and try to cut off the angle. However, Saine made a juke that caused the keeper to fall and continued on toward the right post, firing a 6-yarder into an empty goal for a 1-0 lead. “That was critical to get the first goal against Fort Jennings. They are a tough team and you want to get in the lead against them,” St. John’s coach John Munoz observed. “I felt we did a good job possessing the ball, as we have all year, and
St. John’s senior Becca Saine breaks free of her Fort Jennings defender, sophomore Elaina Maag, and sidesteps junior goalkeeper Kelsey Von Lehmden on her way to score the Blue Jays’ first goal. The Blue and Gold went on to a 2-0 district girls soccer victory on a windy and cold Thursday night at Ottoville. did a nice job with our one- 9:08, when her 6-yarder was an excellent match against a solid team. The girls find ways knocked away by a defender. touches.” The Musketeers had a to get the job done.” Lady Musketeer coach The Musketeers had a great Rodney Wagner felt that his superb chance at 4:51 when team played the Blue Jays’ sophomore Macy Schroeder chance to get within a goal at style, especially after falling got behind the defense but 26:30. Off a corner kick from the a diving Stant deflected her right side by sophomore Alaina behind, instead of its own. Maag, her boot hit the top of the “We played more kick-ball, 17-yarder. She also had the last chance bar and came back into play. especially the first half, and our style is ball possession. I in the first half with five ticks However, the Musketeers could also felt they beat us to a lot of to go when her 12-yarder from not get control for a follow shot as the Jays preserved the 2-goal the balls in the midfield area the left wing was stymied. Both units continued to lead. and went to the ball a bit better The Musketeers had three than we did,” he noted. “We press the attack forward in the outshot them — as has been second half but not getting a prime chances to get on the what we’ve done a lot of the lot of free looks at the goal: board down the stretch but season — but we couldn’t get either the shooters’ aim was Stant came up with the goods: the ball in the back of the net. off the mark or the keepers 23:11, on junior Morgan Schroeder’s 19-yarder; at 4:01, That is one thing we can have were up to the task. The Jays got that all-impor- won her 22-yarder; and 10 struggles with at times, especially when we fall behind. tant second tally at the 33:25 seconds, when senior Taylor We struggle when we’re play- mark. Near the box, Saine Wallenhorst was stymied from drew the defense and sent a 28 yards. ing from behind.” “The girls played hard; it The Musketeers looked for nice pass from the left post to the equalizer and had an open- the right wing, where class- was just unfortunate it ends ing at 17:00 when the ball was mate Bailey Calvelage got like this,” Wagenr added. deep in their offensive zone; room to maneuver. Her 1-on-1 “People always ask me who freshman Ashley Gable — was a 15-yarder that went to my favorite players are and I who was trying her best to be the opposite side past a diving always reply the seniors. They have played for me for four a thorn in the Blue Jay side — keeper for a 2-0 lead. “That second goal was just years and they have worked got possession off a ricochet as crucial. It gives you some hard all four years. It’s tough but was denied by Stant. Saine was also being a pest breathing room and forces to say goodbye to seniors to the Musketeers, three times them to alter their strategy and they are always missed. getting chances: at 14:40, some,” Munoz added. “Our However, we have a lot of when she had a 1-on-1 look defense was outstanding experienced girls back.” Wallenhorst, Verhoff, Alissa that was deflected by Von tonight. Jennins has some Lehmden and after a sequence good speed and I felt we didn’t Piasecki, Melissa Krietemeyre the keeper finally got posses- let that become a big factor. and Mindy Merricle played sion; 12:30, shooting just over Our defense has been steady their final high school matches the top of the crossbar; and all season. Overall, we played Thursday night.
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——— Thursday’s Results Orlando 112, Washington 83 Phoenix 110, Utah 94 Today’s Games Indiana at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Sacramento at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Toronto, 7 p.m. New York at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Denver at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Detroit, 8 p.m. Orlando at Miami, 8 p.m. Memphis at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Phoenix, 10:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games Washington at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Portland at New York, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Memphis, 8 p.m. Detroit at Chicago, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Indiana, 8 p.m. Denver at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Charlotte at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. New Orleans at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.
Jefferson, Spencerville on replay tonight DELPHOS — The Spencerville at Jefferson football game tonight will be aired via tape-delay at 10 a.m. Saturday on WTLW-TV, Channel 44. The station will air the LCC at Ada game at 11:15 p.m. tonight, as well as noon Saturday. They will air the Ashland at University of Findlay college football game at 3 p.m. Saturday. ----Weber, Karhoff, Recker earn district golf honors Ottoville’s Zach Weber and Kyle Karhoff and Kalida’s Neil Recker earned honorable-mention All-District boys golf honors. Minster’s Craig Purpus and Lima Central Catholic’s Austin Stolly were among the first-teamers, along with LCC’s Josh Klaus a secondteamer. Austin Fischer and Oliver Weaver, both of Minster, were also honorable mention. On the fgirls side in Division II, Shawnee placed three on the first team: Sheridan Balyeat, Emily Crow and Leslie Stolly. On the second team: Shelby Warner (LCC), Deanna Ray (Celina) and Kendra Rindler (St. Henry). Honorable mention: Minster’s Kelly Mueller, Claire Fischer, Annie Burke and Marissa Conrad; LCC’s Ali Whitney and Sarah Schiewiller; Shawnee’s Morgan VanMeter and Raven Venegas; Celina’s Danielle Huff; and Parkway’s Abby Evans. Wapakoneta had two earn honorable mention in Division I: Kristina Kessen and Courtney Knippen. ---WBL announces all-league honors The Western Buckeye League announced its allleague elections for volleyball and soccer. Erin Dorsten of Celina is the volleyball Player of the Year. Others on the first team are teammate Angie Fisher; St. Marys Memorial’s Jenny Brown and Cierra
Anderson; Bath’s Liz Brock, Ott0awa-Glandorf’s Melissa Verhoff and Wapakoneta’s Emily Henderson.
On the second team were Celina’s Morgan Weininger and Liz Carr; O-G’s Sara Basinger and Hannah Kaufman; Elida senior Amber Saddler and Van Wert’s Molly Gamble. The third unit has Taylor Rupert (Wapak), Shannon Roof (O-G), Demma Strausburgh (Defiance), Marianne Deppe (Bath), Abbey Zacharias (Celina) and Samantha Rex (Shawnee). Honorable mention: Elida’s Kelsey Smith, Bath’s Madison Clark, Celina’s Kiernon Koontz, Defiance’s Betsy Lawson, Kenton’s Sara Price, O-G’s Jill Recker, Shawnee’s Cassie Grybowski, St. Marys’ Rachel Wale, Van Wert’s Raegan Baxter and Wapak’s Krissy Steinbaugh. In boys soccer, Shawnee’s Clark Heinz was Player of the Year. Joining him on the first team were teammate Christian Vogelsong; Elida’s Jared Stump and Cody Sanderson; Memorial’s Joe Brenneman and Brennan Brown; Wapak’s Mickie Grothause and Andy Faller; Bath’s Connor Rockhold, Chad Brooks (Celina), Doug Herrett (Defiance) and Andrew Trenkamp (O-G). Second-teamers were Elida’s Trey Bowman and Ryan Musgrave; Ryan Magee and Matt Tucker (Shawnee); Caleb Norton (Bath), Philip Johnston (Celina), Jordan Tobias (Defiance), Mathew Kaufman (O-G), Matt Freewalt (St. Marys), Jacob Hood (Van Wert) and Taz Henderson (Wapak). Third-teamers: Bath’s Garrett Renner and Sam best; Shawnee’s Tim Taviano and Nate Aller; Elida’s Joe Burnett, Kyle Menchhofer (Celina), Alec Blake (Defiance), TJ Metzger (O-G), Ryan Wilker (Memorial) and Joe Moonshower (Van Wert). Honorable mention: Dylan McDorman (Elida), Logan Rockhold (Bath), Nathan Loughridge (Celina), Conor Brobston (Defiance), Corey Minter (Kenton), Eric Beckman (O-G), Jared Dupes (Shawnee), Luke Leffel (Memorial), Tyler Money (Van Wert) and Colin Mankin (Wapak). In girls soccer, Dee Dee Sudhoff of St. Marys was Player of the Year. Joining her on the first unit were teammate Kristin Vehorn; Elida’s Shannon Boroff and Hope Bowman; Celina’s Mackenzi Rutschilling and Ally
Carroll; O-G’s Kaylee Borer and Kelsey Hoehn; Shawnee’s Shelby Lucas and Kaitlyn O’Connor; Ali Manley of Bath and Mallory McDevitt of Wapak. Second team: Elida’s Lindsay Peters and Jordan Haidle; Celina’s Michelle Welker and Alex Parker; St. Marys’ Jamie James and Carrie Schlater; Katie Dackin (Bath), Terrill Webb (KLenton), Jessie Kreinbrink (O-G), Shawnee’s Lauren Diglia and Amy Snider (Wapak). Third team: Celina’s Tracy Donovan and Taylor Guingrich; St. Marys’ Sara Lininger and Molly Albert; Elida’s Kaitlyn Morrisey, Kiley Dear (Bath), Katie Schlegel (Defiance), Ally Whitacker (Kenton), Brooke Zynda (O-G), Britt Lauch (Shawnee) and Alicia Sawmiller (Wapak). Honorable mention: Elida’s Kayla Smith, Taylor Dackin (Bath), Hanna Mast (Celina), Brittany Froelich (Defiance), Randi Jo Long (Kenton), Molly Laibe (O-G), Kaitlynn Gross (Shawnee), Kelly Heitkamp (St. Marys), Ashley Mohr (Van Wert) and Kayla Limbert (Wapak).
Lady Racers sweep UM-Dearborn LIMA — The University of Northwestern Ohio women’s volleyball team hosted their home finale of the season Thursday night at Racer Gymnasium — The Garage — in its “Volley For The Cure” match to commemorate all of breast cancer survivors and raise awareness for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The teams and players wore pink in honor of the event, as well as three seniors playing their final home matches: Roshelle Watercutter-Nickol, Katie Luebke and Maria Brubaker. The Lady Racers sent that trio out victoriously, sweeping the University of Michigan-Dearborn 25-10, 25-18, 25-17 in WolverineHoosier Athletic Conference action. Luebke amassed a matchhigh 11 kills; WatercutterNichols totaled nine kills, three assists, six digs and two block-assists; and Brubaker two kills. Other Lady Racer (22-11, 9-5 WHAC) leaders were Meagan EnYart (10 kills), Kelly Oldiges (15 digs), Jessica Prince (10 digs) and Debbie Brubaker (35 assists,
7 assists, 3 block-assists). For Dearborn (11-25, 2-11 WHAC), Courtney Provencher (8 kills, 5 digs) led the way, along with Nia Martin (5 kills), Michelle Porada (14 digs), Mallori McGuckin (4 kills), Christine Mech (11 assists) and Megan Smith (10 assists). ---Eastwood ousts Lady Titans in volleyball Eastwood ended the Ottawa-Glandorf volleyball season in the district round Thursday, sweeping the Lady Titans (19-6) 25-20, 30-28, 25-18. Melissa Verhoff paced O-G with 11 kills and 14 digs, along with Sara Basinger (11 assists, 10 digs), Shannon Roof (3 aces, 8 kills) and Hannah Kaufman (2 aces, 25 digs). ---Miller City edges Bryan GLANDORF — Miller City scored a goal with 5:50 left in the first half and made it stand up to oust Bryan 1-0 in district girls soccer action Thursday at Titan Field. The Lady Wildcats won despite being outshot 13-6. Missy Michel made 13 saves for the victors, while Emily Robinson garnered seven saves for the Golden Bears. ----Defiance to host “Take A Kid to the Game” on Saturday DEFIANCE — The Defiance College athletics department will join with the NCAA to host the 16th annual “Take A Kid to the Game” program during Saturday’s football contest with RoseHulman. Kickoff is slated for 1:30 p.m. with festivities slated for noon at DC’s Coressel Stadium. All area students grades kindergarten through eighth grade will be admitted free of charge to the game and will be able to participate in various games and competitions. There will also be face painting, free prizes and a post-game autograph session with players from the Defiance College football team. For more information, contact Brian Bovington at 419-783-2342.
Freedom of speech for hate speeches
Friday, October 29, 2010
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The words of the fifth Psalm are not for the faint of heart. “Thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness. ... The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity,” warned the psalmist. Obviously, says the Rev. Fred Phelps of Westboro Baptist Church, this passage teaches that God hates the evil liberals who run the Southern Baptist Convention, along with legions of other Americans. Phelps also believes that God hates the pope and plenty of other religious leaders who are called “conservatives,” “traditionalists” and even “fundamentalists” in public debates about faith, morality and culture. Southern Baptists are too liberal? Yes, that’s why activists from the independent Westboro Baptist congregation in Topeka, Kan., like to picket major SBC meetings carrying those now familiar signs with slogans such as, “Thank God for Dead Soldiers,” “God Hates America,” “Thank God for AIDS” and, of course, “God Hates Fags.” With Westboro Baptist, up is down and down is up. It may take months for the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on the First Amendment puzzle that is the clash between Phelps and Albert Snyder, the grieving father of Marine Lance Cpl.
Matthew Snyder. A Westboro Baptist team held a protest near the Catholic funeral of Snyder’s son and church leaders also posted a website screed claiming that the divorced father raised his son to “serve the devil.” A Maryland court gave Snyder $5 million, but the award was overturned. Behind this pain and grief is a thicket of legal and journalistic thorns. This is a case in which the mainstream press has spilled oceans of ink attacking Phelps’ flock. Nevertheless, the core facts provoked the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and 21 news organizations to file a friend-ofthe-court brief supporting the church’s right to hold legal protests and for journalists to cover them. News executives are especially worried because the protesters complied with all restrictions imposed by civic officials, including moving their demonstration away from the church.
Snyder saw their hateful slogans in news reports and on the Internet. This is case in which scholars have struggled to find a way to defend the free speech and religious liberty rights of Westboro believers, as well as the religious liberty and privacy rights of grieving family members. In a reluctant defense of Phelps, a New York Times editorial quoted Justice Felix Frankfurter: “It is a fair summary of history to say that the safeguards of liberty have often been forged in controversies involving not very nice people.” I once heard a church-state scholar put it this way: “Your religious liberties have been purchased for you by believers with whom you wouldn’t necessarily want to have dinner.” What about the American Civil Liberties Union? After all, in the 1970s this organization backed the right of neo-Nazis to march through Skokie, Ill., a small community that was home to a large number of Holocaust survivors. In a court brief backing Westboro Baptist, “we pointed out that the First Amendment’s protection of freedom of speech guarantees that no one can be found liable for merely expressing an opinion about a matter of public concern, regardless of how hurtful those opinions might be,” noted Chris Hampton, a leader in ACLU efforts to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender causes.
The goal, she added, is to protect First Amendment principles that have been “essential to the advancement of civil rights, including the civil rights of LGBT people. Allowing Fred Phelps to speak his mind may be difficult, but chipping away at one of the fundamental principles on which our country was founded is far, far worse for all of us in the long run.” This is, of course, precisely the kind of liberal thinking that Phelps condemns out of hand, even when voiced by religious conservatives. According to his reading of Psalm 5 and many other scripture passages, Phelps believes that God hates what he calls “kissy-pooh” sermons that refuse to proclaim that God never, ever forgives homosexuals and many other sinners. The Westboro website once warned preachers who claim that God will forgive those who repent, no matter what: “You are going to Hell! Period! End of discussion! God’s decree sending you to Hell is irreversible! Hypocrites!” “That’s Bible preaching,” Phelps told Baptist Press, in a 2003 interview about his beliefs. “You tell (people) that God loves everybody? You’re lying on God.”
(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.)
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A.C.T.S. NEW TESTAMENT FELLOWSHIP Rev. Linda Wannemacher-Pastor Jaye Wannemacher-Worship Leader Contact: 419-695-3566 Sunday - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study with worship @ ACTS Chapel-8277 German Rd., Delphos Thursday - 7:00 p.m. “For Such A Time As This” All & Non Denominational Tri-County Community Intercessory Prayer Meeting @ Presbyterian Church (Basement), 310 W. 2nd St. Delphos Everyone Welcome. FIRST UNITED PRESBYTERIAN 310 W. Second St. 419-692-5737 Pastor Harry Tolhurst Sermon: “Why Church? Reason 4: Mentors” II Timothy 1: 1-14, Luke 17: 5-10 Sunday - 11:00 Worship Service ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH 422 North Pierce St., Delphos Phone 419-695-2616 Sunday is Reformation Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Don Pletcher, Pastor Saturday - 8:00 a.m. Prayer Breakfast Sunday - 8:45 a.m. Sunday School; 10:00 a.m. - Worship w/Communion; 7:00 p.m. Church Council Tuesday - 6:00 p.m. Noodle Making; Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. InReach/ OutReach FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD “Where Jesus is Healing Hurting Hearts!” 808 Metbliss Ave., Delphos One block south of Stadium Park. 419-692-6741 Senior Pastor - Dan Eaton Sunday - 10:30 a.m. - Celebration of Worship with Children’s Church & Nursery provided; 6:00 p.m. - Youth Crew at The ROC Monday- 7:00 p.m. Prayer Small groups offered at various times. Please call the church for information. DELPHOS CHRISTIAN UNION Pastor: Rev. Gary Fish 470 S. Franklin St., (419) 692-9940 9:30 Sunday School 10:30 Sunday morning service. Youth ministry every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. Children’s ministry every third Saturday from 11 to 1:30. ST. PAUL’S UNITED METHODIST 335 S. Main St. Delphos Pastor - Rev. David Howell Week beginning October 21, 2010 Sunday - 9:00 a.m. Worship Service. DELPHOS WESLEYAN CHURCH 11720 Delphos Southworth Rd. Delphos - Phone 419-695-1723 Pastor Wayne Prater Sunday - 10:30 a.m. Worship; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School for all ages. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Service and prayer meeting. CARPENTER’S HOUSE MINISTRIES 7999 SR 66 Delphos Sunday Services - 10:30 a.m. Nurseries, Sunday school rooms. TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 211 E. Third St., Delphos Rev. David Howell, Pastor Week of October 31, 2010 Sunday - 8:15 a.m. Worship Service; 9:30 a.m. Church School for all ages; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service; 11:30 a.m. Radio Worship on WDOH; 7:00 p.m. Host County Charge Conference Monday - 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Girl Scouts; 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Free Food on Us at Eagles (Doors open at 2:30 pm for registration); 6:15 p.m. United Methodist Dinner Tuesday- ELECTION DAY; 5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m. Girl Scouts; 6:30 p.m CC Printed Materials Committee Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir; 8:30 p.m. Capital Campaign Meeting at Vanamatic Thursday- 7:40 a.m. Sr. Hi FCA Meeting; 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Suppers on Us; 6:00 p.m. Worship Committee; 6:30 p.m. CC Publicity Committee Friday- 1:30 p.m CWU World Community Day at St. John’s Catholic Chruch; 3:00 p.m. Mustard Seeds; 5:00 p.m. Wedding Rehearsal Saturday: 4:30 p.m. Kelsey Grice & Paul Siefker Wedding; Daylight Savings Time Ends//Set clocks back one hour before you go to bed. MARION BAPTIST CHURCH 2998 Defiance Trail, Delphos Pastor Jay Lobach 419-339-6319 Services: Sunday - 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 331 E. Second St., Delphos 419-695-4050 Rev. Mel Verhoff, Pastor Rev. Jacob Gordon, Asst. Pastor Fred Lisk and Dave Ricker, Deacons Mary Beth Will, Liturgical Coordinator; Mrs. Trina Shultz, Pastoral Associate. Harry Flanagan, Parish Council President Celebration of the Sacraments Eucharist – Lord’s Day Observance; Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 7:30, 9:15, 11:30 a.m.; Weekdays as announced on Sunday bulletin. Baptism – Celebrated first Sunday of month at 1:30 p.m. Call rectory to schedule Pre-Baptismal instructions. Reconciliation – Tuesday and Friday 7:30-7:50 a.m.; Saturday 3:304:00 p.m. Anytime by request. Matrimony – Arrangements must be made through the rectory six months in advance. Anointing of the Sick – Communal celebration in May and October. Administered upon request.
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Spencerville Rev. Ron Shifley, Pastor Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Church School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. AGAPE FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES 9250 Armstrong Road, Spencerville Pastors Phil & Deb Lee Sunday - 10:00 a.m. Worship service. Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study HARTFORD CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Independent Fundamental) Rt. 81 and Defiance Trial Rt. 2, Box 11550 Spencerville 45887 Rev. Robert King, Pastor Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service; 7:00 p.m. Evening worship and Teens Alive (grades 7-12). Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Bible service. Tuesday & Thursday– 7- 9 p.m. Have you ever wanted to preach the “Word of God?” This is your time to do it. Come share your love of Christ with us. IMMANUEL UNITED
Sunday, Oct. 24 Sunday - 9:00 am - Sunday School; 9:55 am - Prayer at the Altar; 10:00 am Worship Service; 1:30 Harvester’s Class at Vancrest Nursing Home Tuesday - 9:30 am-MUMS Wednesday - 1:30 pm Prayer Circle; 6:45p - Jr. and Sr. High Youth Group, AWANA, Women’s Small Group, 7:00 pm Men’s Bible Study Thursday - 9:30 am Women’s Bible Study @ A. Swallow’s Saturday - 5:00 pm Simple as that. SALEM UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 15240 Main St. Venedocia Rev. Wendy S. Pratt, Pastor Church Phone: 419-667-4142 Sunday - 8:30 a.m. - Adult Bell Choir; 8:45 a.m. Jr. Choir; 9:30 a.m. - Worship; 10:45 a.m. - Sunday school; 6:30 p.m. - Capital Funds Committee. Monday - 6 p.m. Senior Choir. ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 601 Jennings Rd., Van Wert Sunday 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.; Monday 8:30 a.m.; Tuesday 7 p.m.; Wednesday 8:30 a.m.; Thursday 8:30 a.m. - Communion Service; Friday 8:30 a.m.; Saturday 4 p.m. VAN WERT VICTORY CHURCH OF GOD 10698 US 127S., Van Wert (Next to Tracy’s Auction Service) Darryl Ramey, Lead Pastor Chuck Brantley, Executive Pastor Bryce Cadawallader, Youth & Assimilations Director Sunday - 10:00 am Worship Service & Children’s Ministry www.vanwertvictorychurch.com www.acoolchurch.com 419-232-HOPE
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. MANDALE CHURCH OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Rev. Don Rogers, Pastor Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School all ages. 10:30 a.m. Worship Services; 7:00 p.m Worship. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Prayer meeting.
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 a.m. - Wednesday Morning Bible Class 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. - Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m. - Wed. Night Bible Study. Thursday - Choir Rehearsal Anchored in Jesus Prayer Line (419) 238-4427 or (419) 232-4379. Emergency - (419) 993-5855
METHODIST CHURCH 699 Sunnydale, Elida, Ohio 454807 Pastor Gary Rode Sunday - 8:30 a.m. traditional; 10:45 a.m. contemporary LIGHT OF LIFE CHAPEL 4680 North Kemp Rd., Elida Pastor Dennis Johnson Sunday – 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Service; 6:30 p.m. Service. Wednesday – 6:30 p.m. Midweek Service. NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN CENTER 2240 Baty Road, Elida Ph. 339-5673 Rev. James F. Menke, Pastor Sunday – 10 a.m. Worship. Wednesday – 7 p.m. Evening service. CORNERSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH 2701 Dutch Hollow Rd. Elida Phone: 339-3339 Rev. Frank Hartman Sunday - 10 a.m. Sunday School (all ages); 11 a.m. Morning Service; 6 p.m. Evening Service. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Prayer Meeting. Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8-noon, 1-4- p.m. ZION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Corner of Zion Church & Conant Rd., Elida - Rev. Stuart Rames Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:45 a.m. Worship. PIKE MENNONITE CHURCH 3995 McBride Rd., Elida Phone 419-339-3961 LIGHTHOUSE CHURCH OF GOD Elida - Ph. 222-8054 Rev. Larry Ayers, Pastor Service schedule: Sunday– 10 a.m. School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 6 p.m. Sunday evening. FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH 4750 East Road, Elida Pastor - Brian McManus Sunday – 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship, nursery available. Wednesday – 6:30 p.m. Youth Prayer, Bible Study; 7:00 p.m. Adult Prayer and Bible Study; 8:00 p.m. Choir.
ZION CHRISTIAN UNION CHURCH 3025 Converse-Roselm Rd, Grover Hill Rev. Mark McKay, Pastor Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service; 10:30 a.m. Junior Church. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Bible Study, Prayer Service; 7 p.m. Youth Meeting.
FAITH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Road U, Rushmore Pastor Robert Morrison Sunday – 10 am Church School; 11:00 Church Service; 6:00 p.m. Evening Service Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Evening Service ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA CATHOLIC CHURCH 512 W. Sycamore, Col. Grove Office 419-659-2263 Fax: 419-659-5202 Fr. Tom Oedy Masses: Tuesday-Friday - 8:00 a.m.; First Friday of the month - 7 p.m.; Saturday - 4:30 p.m.; Sunday - 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Confessions - Saturday 3:30 p.m., anytime by appointment. CHURCH OF GOD 18906 Rd. 18R, Rimer 419-642-5264 Fax: 419-642-3061 Rev. Mark Walls Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH Rev. Robert DeSloover, Pastor 7359 St. Rt. 109 New Cleveland Saturday Mass - 7:00 p.m. Sunday Mass - 8:30 a.m. IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH Ottoville Rev. John Stites Mass schedule: Saturday - 4 p.m.; Sunday - 10:30 a.m. ST. BARBARA CHURCH 160 Main St., Cloverdale 45827 419-488-2391 Fr. John Stites Mass schedule: Saturday 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8:00 a.m. ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH 135 N. Water St., Ft. Jennings Rev. Joe Przybysz Phone: 419-286-2132 Mass schedule: Saturday 5 p.m.; Sunday 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. ST. MICHAEL CHURCH Kalida Fr. Mark Hoying Saturday – 4:30 p.m. Mass. Sunday – 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. Masses. Weekdays: Masses on Mon., Tues., Wed. and Friday at 8:00 am; Thurs. 7:30 p.m.
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH Landeck - Phone: 419-692-0636 Rev. Mel Verhoff, Pastor Administrative aide: Rita Suever Masses: 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday. Newcomers register at parish. Marriages: Please call the parish house six months in advance. Baptism: Please call the parish.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Pastor Steven A. Robinson Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School
ST. PATRICK’S CHURCH 500 S. Canal, Spencerville 419-647-6202 Saturday - 4:30 p.m. Reconciliation; 5 p.m. Mass, May 1 - Oct. 30. Sunday 10:30 a.m. Mass. SPENCERVILLE FULL GOSPEL 107 Broadway St., Spencerville Pastor Charles Muter Home Ph. 419-657-6019 Sunday: Morning Services - 10:00 a.m. Evening Services - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Worship service. AMANDA BAPTIST CHURCH Back to Christ’s Ministry Conant Road & SR. 117 Ph. 647-5100 - Rev. Mike Decker Sunday – 10:30 a.m. Worship & Fellowship. Wednesday – 6-9 p.m. Bible Study. SPENCERVILLE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 317 West North St. - 419-296-2561 Pastor Tom Shobe 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship; 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Service TRINITY UNITED METHODIST Corner of Fourth & Main, Spencerville Phone 419-647-5321 Rev. Jan Johnson, Pastor Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship service.
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of inlots 360, 359, Van Wert. Fannie Mae, Federal National Mortgage, Amy L. Johns to Ricky L. Johns Jr., portion of inlot 79, Middle Point. Michael Frank Tucker to Andy V. Wreath, Mimi J. Wreath, portion of section 6, Harrison Township. Estate of Shirley S. Heath to Charles W. Heath, inlot 2545, Van Wert. Van Wert County to Sierra Burnett, inlot 1309, Van Wert. Fannie Mae, Federal National Mortgage to Robert Duvall, portion of section 25, Union Township. Steffen Farm Corp to John Thomas Rohr, Rose Rohr,
portion of section 1, Pleasant Township. Kelly L. Davis to Drake T. Hill, inlots 30, 31, 32, Wren. Citimortgage Inc. to Secretary of Housing & Urban Development, inlots 55, 56, 54, Scott. Grace E. Burley Revocable Trust to Grace E. Burley Revocable Trust, portion of inlots 1434, 1433, Van Wert, portion of lot 75, Van Wert subdivision. George David Clayborn, Sandra K. Clayborn, Sandy K. Clayborn to George David Clayborn, Sandra K. Clayborn, portion of section 21, Pleasant Township (Pleasant View Acres, lot 9).
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Mentally-ill mom abusive Tomorrow’s
Dear Annie: Our son into a napkin, especially a recently informed us that cloth one that our server will our 7-year-old grandson has have to handle, is downright high-functioning Asperger’s rude. He doesn’t care and syndrome. I have extensive believes I am overreacting. I would so appreciate it if experience with children on the autism spectrum. you would please give us a “Jeremy’s” behaviors, while lesson on nose-blowing etirowdy, are not typical of quette. -- Too Mortified To Dine Out Asperger’s. Dear Mortified: One What we have noticed, however, is a crippling should excuse oneself from degree of anxiety and numer- the table when blowing one’s ous phobias in our daughter- nose and never, ever use in-law, “Lois.” Jeremy is a napkin. We suggest you not allowed to play outside, bring along a handkerchief have friends over or do any or travel pack of tissues for activities normal for a boy those moments when your his age. Lois keeps him on a husband feels the need to rigid schedule designed for honk in public and see if it helps. a much younger Dear Annie: I child. He is not read the letter from allowed to bathe “Needing Advice,” alone, brush his whose boss is havown teeth or wipe ing an affair with himself after using a co-worker. Yes, the bathroom, she should tell the even though he is wife. capable of doing Two years ago, all these things. I was that wife, and As a result, he acts no one told me. I out and has serious was hurt to discover behavior problems at school. Annie’s Mailbox that everyone knew except me. Women When Jeremy is with me, he is a totally I thought were my friends different child. Even his did not say a thing to me. I father has a better experience felt so betrayed. Please advise “Needing” with the boy than his wife does. With his mother, how- to tell the wife. I seriously ever, Jeremy’s behaviors are doubt her job will be jeopalarming and clearly meant ardized. His wife will make to get attention. I actually sure it isn’t. -- Betrayed in saw waitresses cringe when New Mexico Dear N.M.: We underwe entered a pizza parlor. He is cruel to small animals stand your sense of betrayal, and says he wants to kill the but a personal friend is not in the same position as the husfamily cat. Lois confessed that she band’s employee. His love had pressured a special- life is the employee’s busiist into giving her son the ness only insofar as it affects Asperger’s diagnosis. When the job -- in which case, she I gently suggested getting a should approach her employsecond opinion, she told me er, not his spouse. to leave her home and then had a screaming tantrum. Annie’s Mailbox is writMy terrified grandson hid in the garage. My son admits ten by Kathy Mitchell and his wife has a mental health Marcy Sugar, longtime ediproblem, but he runs away tors of the Ann Landers to the office. He said Lois column. Please e-mail your called him at work demand- questions to anniesmailing that he come home if he firstname.lastname@example.org, or write ever wanted to see his son to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o alive again. She once falsely Creators Syndicate, 5777 W. accused him of molesting Century Blvd., Ste. 700, Los the boy. He told me that she Angeles, CA 90045. locks herself in her room for days at a time, often keeping Jeremy in there with her. She even insists she can read the thoughts of others. What can I do? -- Deeply Concerned Dear Concerned: Your daughter-in-law is mentally ill and is abusing her son emotionally. The fact that Dad permits this is reprehensible. Call Child Protective Services, and ask that someone check out the home situation. Talk to the principal and counselor at Jeremy’s school. Then tell your son to stop hiding at work and contact the National Alliance on Mental Illness (nami.org) at 1-800-950-NAMI (1-800950-6264) and ask for help. Dear Annie: My husband insists on blowing his nose at the dinner table. This includes when we eat out at restaurants with linen napkins. I’ve told him repeatedly that blowing one’s nose
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There are strong indications that future days will turn out to be an extremely productive cycle for you. Ideas you couldn’t develop and goals you previously were unable to achieve will now be attainable. Be willing to give things a try, SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Continue to operate as diligently as you can in the sensible manner you’ve been moving and a major, ambitious objective can be realized. However, it behooves you not to mention your intentions. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) - Although it may have been a while, don’t lower your expectations and hopes. What you are visualizing is achievable and now within the realm of possibility. Think win. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) - Gains that you’ve been hoping for involving a shared endeavor can be made. However, it might take a bit more push on the part of both of you in order to bring them about. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) When it comes to a critical situation that you’re unsure how to handle, seek out some suggestions from another who has had experience in this area. It could turn out to be excellent advice. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) Problematical developments pertaining to your work or finances might pop up, but don’t allow them to defeat what you’re trying to accomplish. You’re more than a match for them. ARIES (March 21-April 19) - Although you may desire to do something fun with friends, you’ll not let it interfere with taking care of a job that is important to you nor the efficiency with which you’ll handle it. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) You’ll not hesitate to take on a big job, and what you start you won’t stop until you finish it to your satisfaction. What you take on will be done to perfection in an outstanding manner. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Duty will take precedence over any nonessential involvements. Regardless of how hard the work is, you’ll take it in stride and do a job that will satisfy your self-esteem. CANCER (June 21-July 22) Your no-nonsense, realistic approach of handling financial situations will serve you well. In fact, your budgeting will be so wise that I’d take bets it would even get blood from a turnip. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) - This could be one of your better problemsolving days, so it behooves you to focus your efforts on some significant issues. The wise answers you’re seeking should come easily. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Something that has been denied you but to which you’re entitled is likely to finally come through for you. Your patience and tolerance will be paying off in more ways than one. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Someone who may not be older but is more experienced than you will be of tremendous assistance in helping to resolve a problem that you’ve been dealing with for far too long. The input will be welcome. Copyright 2010, United Feature Syndicate, Inc.
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Tests warned of cement troubles before BP blowout
By DINA CAPPIELLO The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Tests performed before the deadly blowout of BP’s oil well in the Gulf of Mexico should have raised doubts about the cement used to seal the well, but the company and its cementing contractor used it anyway, investigators with the president’s oil spill commission said Thursday. It’s the first finding from the commission looking into the causes of the April 20 explosion that killed 11 workers and led to the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history. And it appears to conflict with statements made by Halliburton Co., which has said its tests showed the cement mix was stable. The company, which has blamed BP’s well design and operational decisions for the disaster, acknowledged in a six-page statement released late Thursday that it never tested the final mixture of cement for stability after BP made a last-minute change to the mix. The cement mix’s failure to prevent oil and gas from entering the well has been identified by BP and others as one of the causes of the accident. BP and Halliburton decided to use a foam slurry created by injecting nitrogen into cement to secure the bottom of the well, a decision outside experts have criticized. The panel said that of four tests done in February and April by Halliburton, only one — the last — showed the mix would hold. But the results of that single successful test were not shared with BP, and may not have reached Halliburton, before the cement was pumped, according to a letter sent to commissioners Thursday by chief investigative counsel Fred H. Bartlit Jr. Halliburton said Thursday that that successful test was performed on a mixture different than the one eventually used. While some tests were conducted on the new formulation requested by BP, those tests did not include a foam stability test, the company said. According to the panel, BP at the time of the blowout had in hand results from only one of the tests — a February analysis sent to BP by Halliburton in a March 8 e-mail that indicated the cement could fail. The slurry tested in that case was a slightly different blend, and assumed a slightly different well design, but there is no indication that Halliburton flagged the problem for BP, or that BP had concerns, the letter said. “Halliburton (and perhaps BP) should have considered redesigning the foam slurry before pumping it at the Macondo well,” Bartlit wrote. Independent tests conducted for the commission by Chevron on a nearly identical mixture were also released Thursday. The results concluded that the cement mix was unstable, raising questions about the validity of Halliburton’s test showing that the nearfinal mixture was stable. The company said the “significant differences” between its internal tests and the commission’s were caused by the use of different materials. BP, as part of its internal investigation, also conducted independent tests that showed the cement mix was flawed, but its analysis too was criticized by Halliburton, which said it was not the correct formula. BP’s report also mentioned a cement test Halliburton performed in mid-April, but it appears BP obtained the results after the accident and considered its methods flawed. By contrast, the commission obtained proprietary additives from Halliburton as well as a recipe to re-create the slurry that was used on the well. One and a half gallons of the actual mix used on the rig remain, but it is being held as evidence in criminal and civil investigations. Halliburton rejected the commission’s claims that the February tests were conducted on a cement that was similar to the one used. “Contrary to the letter...the slurry tested in February was not ’a very similar foam slurry design to the one actually pumped,”’ the statement reads. The company also says there were significant differences in how the cement was tested. Halliburton shares dropped from near $34 to below $30 in New York trading in the half hour after the commission released its finding. The shares recovered a bit, and closed at $31.68, down $2.74, or 8 percent. BP shares rose from $40.38 to $41.28, then quickly reversed course and fell to $40.28. The shares finished trading with a gain of 49 cents at $40.59. BP has also been criticized for not performing a cement bond long, a test that checks after the cement is pumped down whether it is secure. There are also questions about whether BP pumped down enough cement to seal off the bottom of the well, which was located more than three miles below sea level.
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FDA rejects highly-anticipated diet drug Qnexa
By MATTHEW PERRONE The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Federal health regulators have decided not to approve an experimental diet pill called Qnexa, which had been touted by many experts as the most promising weight-loss drug in more than a decade. The drug’s maker, Vivus Inc., said in a statement Thursday that the Food and Drug Administration declined to approve the drug in its present form. The agency asked for more study results and additional information on its possible health risks, including major cardiovascular events and risks for women of childbearing potential. The FDA did not ask for any new clinical studies, but more may be required if the agency’s concerns aren’t addressed, Vivus said. The company plans to respond to the FDA in about six weeks. “We remain confident in the efficacy and safety profile of Qnexa demonstrated in the clinical development program and look forward to continue working with the FDA towards the approval for the treatment of obesity,” Vivus CEO Leland Wilson said in a statement. Its shares added 5 cents to $6.18 in aftermarket trading Thursday. The stock added 5 cents to $6.13 during the regular session. Vivus, based in Mountain View, Calif., is one of three small drugmakers racing to win approval for their weight-loss drugs. Many analysts picked Qnexa as the most promising contender because of the high level of weight loss reported in company studies: On average, patients lost more than 10 percent total body mass. That compared to weight loss of under 5 percent with drugs currently on the market, like Roche’s Xenical. But Qnexa’s outlook took a significant hit in July, when a panel of experts assembled by the FDA voted 10-6 to not recommend the drug’s approval. Panelists said the drug was associated with a number of dangerous side effects, including suicidal
Landeck costume winners in first grade are, from left, first place, Haylee Bayman, chef; second place, Gracie Renner, cup cake; and third place, Cole Binkley, Stormtrooper.
thoughts, heart palpitations, memory lapses and birth defects. With rates of obesity and diabetes rising globally, doctors say new weight-loss drugs are needed, though the drug class has a history of safety problems. Vivus is the second weightloss drug rejected by the FDA in the past week. On Saturday, Arena Pharmaceuticals announced that the agency declined to approve its drug lorcaserin, citing tumors seen in rats during early stage testing. The San Diego-based company said it still hopes to win approval for the drug and would submit more detailed information, at the agency’s request. FDA’s rejection of drugs from Vivus and Arena will focus new attention on the third competitor in the weight-loss drug race: Orexigen Therapeutics. The company’s drug Contrave has shown weight loss between 5 and 10 percent with modest side effects, though FDA’s decisions this week suggest a
Children throughout the area enjoy fun Halloween activities!
Costume winners in third grade are, from left, first place, Blake Fischbach, headless horseman; second place, Tanner Mathewson, fisherman in boat; and third place, Nathan West, scarecrow.
Fourth-grade costume winners are, from left, Lauren Grothaus, frozen head in freezer; second place, Madison Geise, Dorothy and Toto; and third place, Rachel Kroeger, Chiquita Banana Lady.
GM to repay $2.1B of govt.’s investment
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says General Motors will pay back $2.1 billion of the funds that taxpayers invested in the company. That brings the total it has repaid to $9.5 billion out of the nearly $50 billion the government loaned to and invested in the company. The Treasury Department says the company is repurchasing about 84 million pre-
ferred shares that the government owns. The purchase is on the condition that the company proceeds with an initial public offering of its shares. That IPO is expected to take place next month. The government’s remaining $40 billion investment in the company is equivalent to 60.8 percent of the company’s common shares.
Answers to Thursday’s questions: Ian Fleming, creator of fictional superspy James Bond, aka Agent 007, was known as Agent 17F when he spied for British Naval Intelligence during World War II. Chopped onions, bell peppers and celery are considered the “holy trinity” of Louisiana’s Cajun and Creole cuisines. Today’s questions: What was U.S. statesman Henry Kissinger’s given name at birth? In what sequence do the feet of all four-legged animals normally hit the ground when they walk? Answers in Saturday’s Herald. Today’s words: Glair: raw egg white used in sizing or glazing Vaccimulgence: cow-milking The Outstanding National Debt as of 9:45 a.m. today was $13,682,439,475,229. The estimated population of the United States is 309,377,051 so each citizen’s share of this debt is $44,222.54.
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