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Putnam County Fair results, p3A

Wildcats rout Jays in ACME, p6A

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Telling The Tri-County’s Story Since 1869

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Delphos, Ohio

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Fun & Festivities

Ohio Senate OKs sweeping $56B budget
By JULIE CARR SMYTH The Associated Press COLUMBUS — State senators voted Tuesday to approve Ohio’s nearly $56 billion, two-year state budget bill, a far-reaching collection of policy changes that would privatize state operations, overhaul Medicaid, limit unions, ban most abortions at public hospitals and provide tax breaks on investments, income and estates. The sweeping spending blueprint, strongly influenced by new Republican Gov. John Kasich, emerged from compromise talks between the GOP-controlled House and Senate shortly before midnight Monday. In last-minute changes, lawmakers voted to allow private oversight of the Ohio Turnpike but not the Ohio Lottery and added provisions tying pay for teachers to a new evaluation system to be developed by the state Education Department. The Senate voted 22-11 in favor of the final bill. A House vote is scheduled for today, and Kasich is expected to sign by the Thursday deadline. On the Senate floor Tuesday, Republican state senator and budget committee member Shannon Jones said she was moved to speak

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at Stadium Park in Delphos

Fourth
A supplement to the Delphos Herald, July 2011

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Several events during the Kiwanis Fourth of July celebration Sunday and Monday require registration for planning purposes. The Boat Races start at 6 p.m. sharp Sunday on the Miami-Erie Canal near the Hanser Pavilion. Call Denny Elwer at 419235-7387 or Cindy Elwer at 419-235-4294 to register. Registration will also be taken prior to the event. Kickball returns to the festival at 7:15 p.m. Sunday on the Little League Diamond and Diamond 4. Teams will battle for a traveling trophy. The cost is $60 per team. Call Scott Wiltsie at 419-692-2067 or e-mail Swiltsie@woh.rr.com to register by Saturday. The annual Corn Hole tourney starts at noon on Monday with a limit of 24 teams. Registration is $25 per team. Call Bill Massa at 419692-0951 before 5 p.m. and at 419-692-6029 after 5 p.m.

“Sen. Jones said she was overcome. I will say that many Ohioans will be overcome by the devastating impact that this budget will have on their lives.”
— Sen. Mike Skindell, Lakewood about the voluminous policy document. “I was really overcome with the pure volume of work that this budget entails,” she said. State Sen. Mike Skindell of Lakewood, the budget committee’s ranking Democrat, said, “Sen. Jones said she was overcome. I will say that many Ohioans will be overcome by the devastating impact that this budget will have on their lives.” Kasich has dubbed the legislation his “jobs budget” and touts the fact that it cuts taxes while closing a budget gap estimated at $8 billion when he took office in January. See BUDGET, page 2A

Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District Naturalist Mark Mohr speaks to local children Tuesday at the Delphos Public Library. Mohr educated them on the truth about Native Americans who once lived in the region. He said they believed the Great Spirit gave the land and no one had a right to lay claim to it over and against another. He also dispelled the myth that Native nations always lived in teepees; he said that was only true out West when following buffalo. In what became Ohio, Natives lived in domed wigwams made of tree saplings.

Library program offers insight into Native Americans

Mike Ford photo

Jennings school board accepts donations
BY MIKE FORD mford@delphosherald.com FORT JENNINGS — Not only is sweeping floors routine summer work but the school board here got involved with a form of routine maintenance Tuesday. The board accepted some donations and approved several contracts during its June meeting. The athletic boosters gave nearly $1,000 for track hurdles and half of that amount for summer basketball. The elementary activities fund received $672 from grocery receipts and the Lions Club gave student council $401. Having started an outdoor science lab, various graduating classes have donated small gifts from $100-$191 for lab benches, trees, a plaque and periodic table. Remaining funds from the Class of 1999 will go toward the lab and any remaining funds from the Class of 2011 will go toward an upcoming benefit for a resident fighting cancer. Paperwork was submitted two weeks ago for a $70,000 grant through the county education service center that will help fund the lab. Concerning another grant, the school filed its paperwork for the second year of Race to the Top, a federal education grant funneled through the state that gives the district $25,000 per year for four years. Recent seniors were commended for scoring as follows on the Ohio Graduation Test: 97.2 percent on writing, reading and science; 91.7 percent on math; and 94.4 percent on social studies. Final assessments have yet to be received. In other business: • Jeff Jostpille was hired as the Science Day coordinator; • Ryan Schroeder’s resignation as junior varsity boys basketball coach was accepted • The FCCLA overnight trip to Minneapolis Nov. 10-13 was approved; • Contracts with St. Rita’s Medical Center and Northwest Physical Therapy for athletic trainer and physical therapy for athletic programs were approved; • Membership with Northwest Ohio Educational Technology will continue; • Heather Harmon was hired to teach 7-12 grade science and will be recognized with 10 years of experience, having taught at Wapakoneta Local Schools. • Teacher Vanna Abbot retired and was hired back for one more year, commonly referred to as a “victory lap;” and • Mary Jean Schweller was hired as the athletic department secretary.

At the Country Club The ladies of the Delphos Country Club played a scramble — co-chaired by Alice Rayman and Betty Schroeder — during their regular Tuesday outing. The winning team was Rayman, Schroeder, Linda Boecker and Alice Ricker and the runners-up: Carol Hellman, Jean Hilvers, Aggie Swint and Arlene Kortokrax. Schroeder was closest to the pin in the first flight and Kortokrax had the longest drive, while Swint had both the longest drive and closest to the pin in the second flight. Mostly sunny Thursday; high in low 80s. See page 2A.

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Jason Menchhofer and Emily Barnett, left, perform a briefing on Monday for public officials during a functional exercise designed to provide emergency experience for Van Wert County Department of Health officials. Among those participating in the briefing are County Commissioners Thad Lichtensteiger, second from right, and Clair Dudgeon.

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Forecast

VW Health Dept. runs through ‘what if’ scenario
By ED GEBERT Staff writer VAN WERT — On Monday, the Van Wert County Board of Health got a chance to experience a real health emergency without anyone getting sick. The department ran a “functional exercise” beginning early in the morning that focused on a scenario of a rare flu virus striking the county. The exercise involved the discovery of a local child contracting a rare virus locally and attempts by health officials to keep the virus from spreading. According to the controller, Bob Rhoades of Greenville, the local department staff members per-

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Mushroom or toadstool?

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The Boop family of West Sixth Street found these large fungi in their yard Tuesday morning. After some Internet research, they learned they are Green-spored Lepiota toadstools. They are highly poisonous to animals, such as dogs. The growths are not highly dangerous to humans but can result in diarrhea, vomiting and severe stomach pain. The toadstools were destroyed after this photo was taken.

formed very well as they moved through the situation list. “This scenario isn’t out of the realm of possibility,” Rhoades explained. “The way we wrote the scenario, these kids were planning to come to the area from China, then after they left, there was a rare flu outbreak over there in China. They were here for two weeks, then it showed up here.” The way the scenario played out, a child was diagnosed with the rare virus locally early Monday morning. Health officials ran through the steps which would actually be carried out See DRILL, page 2A

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

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Casey Anthony trial

For The Record
Donna Jean Becker Doseck

Testimony centers on tot’s remains
By KYLE HIGHTOWER The Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — The defense scrutinized the testimony of a meter reader who it argues moved the remains of 2-year-old Caylee Anthony so he could collect a reward for the discovery and again painted her family as dysfunctional during the murder trial Tuesday of the girl’s mother. The defense continued to hammer away at forensics evidence at the heart of the prosecution’s case against 25-year-old Casey Anthony, who has pleaded not guilty in her daughter’s death. The prosecution says Caylee’s remains were in the woods for some six months after she was killed when they were recovered in December 2008. The defense is trying to prove that they could have been there for much less time to try to cast doubt on prosecution experts who said the body had been decomposing for several months. Roy Kronk, the man who reported her remains to the police that December, testified for the defense that the August before, he noticed what he was thought was a skull in the same area where Caylee’s bones were eventually recovered near her grandparents’ home where she sometimes lived. He says he called police three times and they came out to check but didn’t find anything. “I saw an object that looked a little odd to me,” Kronk said. “I told them I saw an object that looked like a skull.” Defense attorney Cheney Mason asked Kronk if he touched the object or moved it when he saw it in August. “I never was closer than 30 feet to that bag,” Kronk said. In December in the same area, Kronk acknowledged to briefly lifting the bagged remains “about four feet off the ground” because they were slightly obscured by some debris. He denied a suggestion by the defense that his motive in moving the remains was to collect a reward. Mason asked Kronk if he shared what he’d seen in August with anyone else. Kronk said he mentioned it to a roommate, but nothing beyond that. Kronk also denied telling his son in November that he was going to be famous for finding the remains, saying he was “mistaken.” Nearly every member of the jury was taking notes while Kronk testified. The prosecution contends Casey Anthony used duct tape to suffocate her daughter in summer 2008 while the defense said Caylee drowned in her grandparents’ swimming pool and that other members of the family covered up her death. If Casey Anthony is convicted of firstdegree murder, she could face the death penalty.

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The defense is expected to call a grief expert to begin today’s testimony. Defense attorney Jose Baez also told the judge that he has about a half-dozen more witnesses to call before resting, but didn’t say whether that included Casey Anthony. On Monday, the judge, after reading psychologists’ reports, ruled Anthony was still competent to stand trial and could understand the case against her. The Anthony family was again under scrutiny during the trial that has lasted more than a month. They gave differing accounts about an argument over Casey’s mother, Cindy, perhaps sending private investigators to the area where Caylee’s remains were eventually found. Cindy Anthony denied in testimony that she ever did, but her son, Lee Anthony, said he vividly recalled an argument they had shortly before October 2008 in which she told him she had gotten a psychic tip to have the area searched. “I was quite angry,” Lee Anthony testified. “It was the first time I heard anybody in my family offer up they were looking for a deceased Caylee.” Casey’s father, George Anthony, denied telling a volunteer helping search for Caylee that his granddaughter died in an accident. He also denied having an affair with Krystal Holloway.

Aug. 18, 1922-June 28, 2011 Donna Jean Becker Doseck, 88, of Spencerville, died at 2:49 a.m. Tuesday at St. Rita’s Medical Center. She was born Aug. 18, 1922, in Salem Township, Auglaize County, to George E. and Nellie M. Hays Becker, who preceded her in death. On April 5, 1947, she married William A. Doseck, who died June 29, 2001. Services will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville, the Rev. David Howell officiating. Burial will be in New Salem Cemetery in Monticello. Friends may call one hour prior to services Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

Nancy Spencer, editor Ray Geary, general manager Delphos Herald Inc. Don Hemple, advertising manager Tiffany Brantley, circulation manager

The Delphos Herald
Vol. 142 No. 14

Kenneth Osting

Delphos weather

WEATHER

The high temperature Tuesday in Delphos was 83 and the low was 65. A year ago today, the high was 73 and the low was 61. The record high for today is 100, set in 1934 and the record low of 49 was set in 2005. WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county Associated Press

(Continued from page 1A) Improved state revenues have put the gap closer to $6 billion. “Many doubted that this could ever be done, but together we’re doing it,” Kasich has said. Senate Finance Chairman Chris Widener, a Springfield Republican, said the bill eliminates a structural deficit caused by years of spending more than the state had available, ending years of using one-time fixes to balance the budget. “The families in Ohio, the small businesses in Ohio understand this,” he told fellow senators. “You’ve got to stop the one-time spending and put a little bit back for the next

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rainy day around the corner.” Labor unions hit hard by many of its provisions — including those that impose a merit pay system on teachers, suspend prevailing wage requirements at public construction jobs, and allow privatization of five state-run prisons and the Turnpike — have blasted the bill as anti-jobs. “The final agreement on Gov. Kasich’s jobs-killing budget, worked out by conference committee last night, is the icing on the cake of Kasich’s destructive and unpopular partisan agenda,” Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga said in a statement Tuesday. “The pain from this budget will be felt by working families and the middle class in every corner of the state.” A six-member bipartisan panel approved the bill Monday in a 4-2 vote along party lines. Hundreds of changes were made in a hearing that lasted for more than six hours, including about $100 million more for nursing homes, in-home care for the elderly, mental health and drug addiction services and expanded rights for privately-run charter schools. Republicans who lead both the state House and Senate worked behind closed doors through the weekend to settle more than 200 sticking

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TONIGHT: Clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Northwest winds around 5 mph in the evening becoming light and variable. THURSDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. South winds around 10 mph. THURSDAY NIGHT: Increasing clouds. Lows in points, delivering changes to the lower 60s. South winds 5 Democrats only about half an to 10 mph. hour before Monday’s comEXTENDED FORECAST mittee meeting. FRIDAY: Hot and humid. Under the turnpike comPartly cloudy. A 20 perpromise, the 241-mile toll road stretching from Pennsylvania cent chance of showers and to Indiana could be leased thunderstorms in the mornto a private operator — but ing. Highs in the lower 90s. state lawmakers would write Southwest winds 5 to 15 the contract terms. That could mph. Heat index readings 92 allow the state to require to 97. FRIDAY NIGHT: Mostly the lessee to limit toll hikes, clear. Lows in the lower 70s. maintain the road and pay for SATURDAY: Increasing improvement projects. Kasich has said a 30-year lease could clouds. A 40 percent chance yield the state at least $2.4 bil- of showers and storms. Highs lion. Communities along the in the lower 90s. SATURDAY NIGHT: turnpike are concerned about Partly cloudy with a 30 perthe impact of privatization on cent chance of storms in the employment and travel. Kasich’s efforts to shrink evening. Then mostly clear the government’s reach won’t after midnight. Lows in the end there. The budget bill also upper 60s. SUNDAY: Mostly sunny. calls for the state’s higher education chief, Chancellor Jim Highs in the mid 80s. SUNDAY NIGHT, Petro, to come up with a sysMONDAY: Partly cloudy tem for public colleges and universities to be chartered, or with a 30 percent chance of converted to semi-private sta- showers and thunderstorms. tus, and it also orders a study Lows in the upper 60s. Highs on the consolidation of state in the mid 80s. MONDAY NIGHT: agencies. The bill bases teachers’ Mostly clear. Lows in the future pay on a new state-devel- mid 60s. TUESDAY: Decreasing oped evaluation system tied closely to students’ academic clouds. Highs in the lower performance under another 80s. compromise. The provision instructs the state Education Department to develop the new standards by year’s end. Evaluations would be based on student test scores, academic improvement and classroom CLEVELAND (AP) — observations, among other things. Use of the new stan- The Mega Millions jackpot is dard was tied to a district’s climbing back above the $100 participation in the federal edu- million mark. The Ohio Lottery says no cation grant program Race to player matched all the winthe Top. The House had inserted ning numbers to take the $88 teacher merit pay language in million grand prize up for the budget bill that it approved grabs Tuesday night in the in May which was almost iden- multistate lottery game. So, tical to sections of a collective the jackpot has rolled over bargaining overhaul, Senate to $105 million for the next Bill 5, which opponents are drawing, on Friday. seeking to repeal. Critics — Three tickets sold in including a Democrat on the Ohio won $10,000 prizes on conference committee — com- Tuesday. plained the move thwarted the The winning numbers ability of Ohioans to cast their were: 12, 17, 27, 47 and 48. votes on the new union-limit- The Mega Ball number was ing law. 33.

March 25, 1931-June 26, 2011 Kenneth “Kenny” R. Osting, 80, of Delphos, died at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Cleveland Clinic. He was born March 25, 1931, in Delphos, to Bernard and Eva (Kunz) Osting. On July 1951, he married Carolyn O’Connor, who survives in Delphos. Other survivors include sons Kevin (Leila) Osting and Patrick (Cheri) Osting of Delphos, David (Sharon) Osting of Van Wert and Mark (Lisa) Osting of Kansas; daughters Carol (Brent) Hammons of Elida and JoAnn (Garry) Stewart of Delphos; seven grandchildren, Stacey (Keith) Kramer, Michelle (Joe) Schafer, Chad (Kendra) German, Jen (Rick) Vonderwell, Kyle (Rachel) Osting, Whitney (Brian) Clark and Jenna Stewart; 10 greatgrandchildren, seven step grandchildren and six step great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers Albert, Edmund, Richard and Arnold Osting. Mr. Osting worked for Osting Construction, then Alexander Bebout for more than 25 years. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Delphos Eagles, National Rifle Association and had been a member of the Delphos Bass Club. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and the outdoors. Mass of Christian Burial begins at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, with burial to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. Memorials are to St. John’s Athletic Boosters or American Township Fire and EMS.

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SOLON (AP) — Authorities in Ohio say a 3-year-old boy was a passenger in a Jeep and then a police cruiser that both were involved in crashes the same night. Police in the Cleveland suburb of Solon say the child was riding with his mother Monday night when her Jeep Wrangler ran off a road and hit some trees. She was taken to a hospital. The boy appeared unhurt, so Solon police Lt. Joe Alestock says an officer put him into her cruiser and planned to drive him to the police station for safety. Alestock tells WJW-TV a woman distracted by the crash scene struck the cruiser from behind with her SUV. Police say the boy and officer were hospitalized for injuries that were not lifethreatening.

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in a real-world emergency, including holding a briefing for public officials and for the media late in the morning. Jason Menchhofer acted as incident commander for the exercise with Emily Barnett serving as public information officer and Kim Haas as logistics chief. The exercise concluded in the early afternoon with the situation under control to the point where the infected persons were isolated and the public warned of the dangers. Rhoades stressed this type of exercise is important to give experience and a framework of needed tasks in any potential emergency public health situation.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is cutting gas prices in Ohio and 17 other states by 10 cents a gallon for three months. The world’s biggest retailer says customers visiting participating Murphy USA and Walmart gas stations today through Sept. 30 will receive the discount on all fuel, gas and diesel purchases when they use a reloadable Walmart gift card, Walmart MoneyCard or a Walmart credit card. Ohio gas prices topped $4 a gallon earlier this spring but have since fallen to an average $3.35 for regular, according to AAA. Still, the government reported on Monday that Americans spent at the weakest pace in 20 months in May, a sign gas prices may be hurting the economic recovery. Wal-Mart Stores is based in Bentonville, Ark.

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Putnam County 4-H Project Placings continued:

Putnam County Fair Junior Fair results
3rd — Anna Gerten/ Liberty Belles HM — Katelyn Utendorf/ Ottawa Sunshine Quick Breads 1st — Anna Basinger/ Liberty Belles Racing the Clock to Awesome Meals 1st — Karenna Langhals/ Col. Grove Creative 4-Her’s 2nd — Allison Fitzgerald/ Glandorf Bright Futures Food Fitness for Fun 1st — Morgan Farthing/ Pandora Jr. Farmers 2nd — Sarah Schroeder /Col. Grove Creative 4-Her’s Sports Nutrition 1: On You 1st — Audrey Farthing/ Pandora Jr. Farmers 2nd — Brianna Sarka/ Continental Lucky Stars 2nd — Kelsey Cantrell/ Pounding Hooves Sr. Health & Safety Speeches 1st — Michelle Noffsinger/Continental Lucky Stars 2nd — Kelsey Lozano/ Kountry Kids Jr. Health & Safety Speeches 1st — Jaden Warner/ Continental Lucky Stars 1st — Shea Ellerbrock/ New Horizons 2nd — Allie Siefker/ Glandorf Bright Futures 3rd — Madison Schroeder/MC-NC Green Promise HM — Alyssa Ellerbrock/ Col. Grove Creative 4-Her’s Sundresses and Jumpers 1st — Marissa Krietemeyer/Fort Jennings Showmen 2nd — Lily Kamphaus/ Liberty Belles Tops for Tweens 1st — Karenna Langhals/ Col. Grove Creative 4-Her’s 2nd — Rachel Schnipke/ Glandorf Bright Futures Frugal Fashion 1st — Kristen Maag/Fort Jennings Showmen Sew For Others 1st — Kelsey Lozano/ Kountry Kids Clothing/Middle School 1st — Renee Vorst/ Kalida Sew-N-Sew Clothing for Your Career 1st — Julie Schmersal/ Fort Jennings Showmen Shopping Savvy 1st — Claire Crumrine/ Glandorf Bright Futures 2nd — Megan Schulte/ Kalida Go-Getters Ohio 4-H Fashion Revue Award 1st — Melissa Crumrine/ Glandorf Bright Futures Lloyd and Doris Ridy 4-H Clothing Program Award 1st — Kristen Maag/Fort Jennings Showmen Junior Fair Poultry Results Grand Champion Pen Of Meat Chickens Ben Kleman — Ft. Jennings Showmen Reserve Grand Champion Pen Of Meat Chickens Cece Utendorf — Col. Grove Livestock Junior Fair Dairy Results Jr. Dairy Showmanship Gavin Werling — Liberty Boys & Girls Sr. Dairy Showmanship Katrina Riepenhoff — O-G Prize Winners Sr. Dairy Reserve Showmanship Gayle Rayman — Ottoville Blue Ribbon Winners Champion Dairy Heifer Calf Katrina Riepenhoff — O-G Prize Winners Reserve Champion Dairy Heifer Calf Makenzie Kuhlman — O-G High Risers

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3 abortion-related bills clear GOP-led Ohio House
By ANN SANNER The Associated Press COLUMBUS — A bill that would impose the strictest abortion restrictions in the nation has cleared the Ohio House, along with two additional measures that would put other limits on when the procedure could be used, though the main bill’s prospects are uncertain in the Senate. The Republican led-House voted 54-44 to pass legislation that would ban abortions after the first detectable fetal heartbeat, which can occur as early as six weeks into pregnancy. It now goes to the GOPcontrolled Senate. If it’s enacted into law, supporters of the so-called heartbeat bill hope to provoke a legal challenge and overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion in the United States. The ruling upheld a woman’s right to an abortion until the fetus is viable outside the womb, usually at 22 to 24 weeks. “In order to make progress in protecting unborn babies, you have to first ask the courts to offer more protections,” said the bill’s sponsor, state Rep. Lynn Wachtmann, a Republican from Napoleon in northwest Ohio. The heartbeat measure passed out of a legislative committee in March after several crowded hearings. At one, ultrasounds were performed on two women who were early in their pregnancies, so legislators could see and hear the fetal hearts. The measure had stalled in the House as leaders sought legal advice as to whether the heartbeat bill could withstand court muster. A Senate spokesman said that chamber expects to begin hearings on the three abortion bills, including the heartbeat measure, when they return after their summer break in September. A spokesman for Gov. John Kasich said the firstterm Republican was closely following the bills’ progress, but declined to say whether he would sign them into law if they were passed. “The governor is pro-life, he believes strongly in the sanctity of human life,” said Kasich spokesman Rob Nichols. A Democratic attempt Tuesday to move the heartbeat bill back to committee failed to get traction, as many in the minority party blasted the measure as unconstitutional and contended it takes away a woman’s right to make decisions about her body. “I trust women,” and said “Independently Owned Operated”

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In win for Obama, panel OKs US opps in Libya
By DONNA CASSATA Associated Press WASHINGTON — In a victory for President Barack Obama, a Senate panel voted Tuesday to approve U.S. participation in the military campaign against Libya and Moammar Gadhafi’s forces. The 14-5 vote in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee stood in sharp contrast to the House’s overwhelmingly rejection of a similar step last week, muddling the message about congressional support for the commander in chief’s actions and the NATO-led operation. “When Moammar Gadhafi is bunkered down in Tripoli, when yesterday the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for him on charges of crimes against humanity, at a moment where our armed forces are supporting a NATO mission aimed at preventing more such atrocities, do we want to stop the operation?” the committee’s chairman, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., asked his colleagues. The resolution would limit U.S. involvement to one year while prohibiting American ground forces in Libya except for search and rescue operations or to protect government officials. Obama had indicated he would welcome the bipartisan measure. The full Senate is expected to consider the resolution the week of July 11. The committee’s action came after a morning of sometimes testy exchanges between Harold Koh, the State Department’s legal adviser, and panel members over Obama’s decision not to seek congressional authorization for the Libya operation, now entering its fourth month. Koh said Obama had acted legally because the limited U.S. role is neither a war nor the kind of full-blown hostilities that would trigger an American withdrawal within 60 days, as established in the 1973 War Powers Resolution. “Our position is carefully limited to the facts of the present operation, supported by history, and respectful of both the letter of the resolution and the spirit of consultation and collaboration that underlies it,” said Koh, who acknowledged that the administration could have done a better job in dealing with Congress.

One Year Ago • Construction began Saturday on Delphos’ fifth Habitat of Humanity home on the southwest corner of Wayne and Erie streets. The home, financed by Thrivent Financial For Lutherans, was blessed by the Rev. David Howell before construction began. The homeowner will be Julie Smith of Delphos and her family. 25 Years Ago — 1986 • An old custom dies and a new one is born. St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fort Jennings will bring to a close this year the annual homecoming begun by the late pastor, the Rev. John Miller, more than 40 years ago. Present pastor, the Rev. John Shanahan is hopeful the “new scaled-down parish festival will prove as successful and long-lasting as the previous homecoming.” • The Delphos girls’ fast-pitch softball team collected its first win in the Van Wert County Senior girls fast pitch league with a 19-17 victory over Lincolnview Thursday night. Nora Fought started on the mound for Delphos being relieved in the middle of the third by Deana Schmersal, then returning to the mound in the sixth to take charge the rest of the way. • A two-day celebration is being planned in Spencerville for the Fourth of July by the Invincible Fire Co. These events will immediately follow the NWOFSA fishing derby. Food and game booths will open at 11 a.m. Saturday. A parade is scheduled for 1 p.m. and at 2:30 p.m. there will be water ball contests at the fire hall. 50 Years Ago — 1961 • Mrs. John Shenk and Mrs. Jack Whitaker were the winners in the Scotch Ball Draw golf contest held Tuesday at the Delphos Country Club. Approximately 50 ladies were present for the ladies day activities. At noon a delicious luncheon was served by the committee consisting of Mrs. Ed Weicher, Mrs. Vincent Odenweller, Mrs. Charles Obermeyer and Mrs. Richard Lindemann. • The still unbeaten Little League Cardinals ran their win streak to six, with a 6-5 victory over the Reds. The Cards nicked losing pitcher Todd Spieles for five hits, two by Terry Wisher, two including a home run by Gary Huysman and one by Jerry Looser. The Reds got two hits, two by Jeff Willeke and one by Jack Adams. • In concluding a series of three recitals scheduled by Helen Sheeter, a third group of her piano pupils presented an excellent program on Tuesday evening in the Sheeter home on East Fifth Street. Included on the program were a series of solo numbers, duets, two piano duets and also two piano quartets. 75 Years Ago — 1936 • Festivity reigned at the second annual picnic held for the members of the Eagles band and their families at German’s Grove east of Delphos. In a “hot” softball battle, the team captained by Frank Schimoeller won over Fred Nester’s team by a 13-12 count. The umpire’s position was “capably” filled by Charles Dunn. • Two Delphos boys are having an enjoyable and very profitable time in Columbus where they are participating in the Buckeye Boys State, Inc. These boys, Norman Jones and James Lang, were selected by the two local schools as their representatives and were sent through the influence of the American Legion, each being sponsored by a local individual. • A change in one of the American League teams has been made. The King & Stallkamp team has dropped from the league. Ed. Miller, proprietor of the “Stroll Inn,” 332 N. Main St., will sponsor a team which will take the vacant place. Robert Ditto will manage the new team.

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BETTENDORF, Iowa (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday brought a made-in-America pitch to this politically vital state, saying innovation and adaptation will help the manufacturing sector and the entire U.S. economy rebound with more gusto. He admonished a divided Washington to stop bickering and rally together like a team. Here in the home of the first presidential caucuses, Obama made a quick but unmistakable nod to his own re-election bid. Fondly recalling his win here in 2008, Obama said to Iowa: “We’ve got some history together. And together we’re going to make some more history for years to come.” The president, under steady pressure to bolster a sluggish economy, is showering attention on manufacturing as an American story of adaptation. He chose the setting of Alcoa Davenport Works, an aluminum factory whose products are exported around the world and used for such high-tech applications as the wings for the presidential jet Air Force One. The plant has re-hired the workers it laid off during the recent recession and is eying an expansion, said Obama, who pushed a broader theme of American resilience. “You had to up your game,” Obama said to the workers. “And that’s what we’ve got to do as a country as a whole. I want the cars and planes and wind turbines of the future to bear the proud stamp that says ‘Made in America.”’ Obama’s victory in the 2008 Iowa caucuses catapulted his presidential campaign, and the state is now being flooded with Republicans seeking their party’s presidential nomination and criticizing his economic leadership. The president said that the country has the workers, companies and industries to mount a stronger economic recovery: “We are still the United States of America.” The stop is part of Obama’s effort to promote job creation in the midst of an economic slowdown that has reduced hiring and weakened his job approval standing with the public. After last month’s weak unemployment report showed an uptick in the jobless rate to 9.1 percent, the White House is warily eyeing the release of more up-to-date numbers on July 8. The White House sees a recovery in the U.S. manufacturing industry as one way to create jobs and stay competitive in the global marketplace. Last week, Obama announced a $500 million joint effort by industry, universities and the federal government to help reposition the United States as a leader in cutting-edge manufacturing. Back in Washington, Obama is in a high-stakes stalemate with Republicans over a deal that could cut some $2 trillion from the nation’s debt and perhaps clear the way for Congress to extend the nation’s borrowing limit. The administration says that debt limit must be raised by Aug. 2 or the government will face a catastrophic default on its obligations. Obama made no direct reference to that fight but called on the country and its leaders to start “thinking like a team, instead of turning on each other.”

Senators want to delay Medicare eligibility
By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON — Two Senate rebels jumped into Congress’ cut-the-deficit competition on Tuesday, proposing to raise the age of Medicare eligibility to 67 and increase monthly premiums for millions of current beneficiaries. “We can’t save Medicare as we know it,” said Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., who authored the plan with Republican Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma. “We can only save Medicare if we change it,” he added in an apparent jab at President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats. Democrats reacted with criticism of the proposal, which Coburn said was designed to rescue the financially imperiled program and help the nation confront a “wall of debt.” Republicans betrayed no sign of support either. If nothing else, the response underscored the difficulty of legislative free-lancing at a time the Obama administration and congressional leaders are struggling to negotiate a compromise that cuts future deficits and clears the way for an increase in the nation’s $14.3 trillion debt. Without a debt limit By SAM HANANEL Associated Press increase by Aug. 2, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has warned, the government could default, risking calamity for the U.S. economy and serious effects worldwide. Republicans walked out of bipartisan talks last week but nevertheless said negotiations had been fruitful. In the days since, Obama has stepped up his personal involvement in the effort. After meeting separately with the Senate’s Republican and Democratic leaders on Monday, he invited the Democratic leadership to a White House meeting today. In the earlier talks, led by Vice President Joe Biden, key lawmakers had outlined a series of proposals to cut several hundred billion dollars over the next decade. Other proposed cuts were on the table, including nearly $1 trillion from the assumed end of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Officials familiar with the negotiations say Republicans are reluctant to count that money toward any agreement, saying they want more tangible cuts in domestic programs before agreeing to vote for an increased debt limit. Also in the way of an agreement is a partisan dispute over taxes, which Republicans don’t want raised, and Medicare benefits, proval over his handling of the economy. It makes an easy target for Republicans, who call it a case of government overreaching at a time when the private sector is struggling to create new jobs. And it’s a major story in South Carolina — a bellwether early primary state in the GOP presidential race. Candidates are lining up to impress voters and the state’s Republican governor, tea party favorite Nikki Haley. “Obama’s NLRB has united the Republican Party and turned this government agency into a political piqata,” said GOP consultant Scott Reed. “Boeing spent a billion dollars building a plant to create thousands of jobs and it looks like the NLRB stuck their nose in and tried to pull the rug out.” Business groups and their GOP allies say the government is interfering with the right of company managers to choose where and how to expand business operations. Boeing claims it opened the plant for a variety of economic reasons, but NLRB officials say Boeing executives made public comments showing the move was meant to punish union workers for a series of costly strikes. For Haley, the case has

Prior to backing the resolution, the committee adopted a series of amendments, including one that specified that the operation was “hostilities” that fall under the War Powers Resolution and require congressional authorization. The panel rejected an amendment, 14-5, limiting the military role to intelligence sharing, refueling, surveillance, reconnaissance and operational planning. The panel’s top Republican, Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana, opposed the resolution, arguing that with the U.S. at war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the nation’s debt in the trillions of dollars and no vital interests in Libya, “I do not believe that we should be intervening in a civil war there.” In his testimony, Koh warned that abandoning the mission now would undermine U.S. relationships with allies and “permit an emboldened and vengeful Moammar Gafhafi to return to attacking” Libyan civilians. Koh faced Republicans and Democrats who challenged his assertion that air strikes and drone attacks on Gadhafi’s forces do not constitute hostile action.

Boeing labor dispute turns into headache for Obama
WASHINGTON — The government’s labor dispute with Boeing Co. is turning into a political headache for President Barack Obama, giving his Republican rivals a fresh opening to bash the administration’s economic policies. From congressional hearings to presidential debates, outraged Republicans are keeping up a steady drumbeat of criticism over the National Labor Relations Board’s lawsuit against the aerospace giant. The NLRB says Boeing retaliated against its unionized workforce in Washington state by opening a new production line for its 787 airplane in South Carolina, a right-towork state. The agency wants a judge to order Boeing to return all 787 assembly work to Washington, even though the company has already built a new $750 million South Carolina plant and hired 1,000 new workers there. The case — which could drag on for years — has become an unwanted distraction for President Obama as he tries to mend relations with the business community and contend with polls that show growing public disap-

which Democrats don’t want cut. Lieberman and Coburn were not nearly as reluctant, including both in their prescription for Medicare. “Nobody’s going to like this plan, we understand that,” said Lieberman, who was the Democratic vice presidential candidate in 2000 but is now an independent who regularly picks spots to challenge his former party. His statement that Medicare can’t be saved in its current form seemed a direct rebuttal to Obama, who said earlier this year that a House Republican proposal would “end Medicare as we know it” — something he vowed would not happen while he was in the White House. Coburn is a conservative Republican. But he challenged his party orthodoxy earlier this year when he said he was willing to include higher revenues as part of any deficit-reduction deal. The plan the two men outlined includes a gradual increase over the next five years in the monthly premium that seniors pay for doctor and other non-hospital services. Aides said it would translate into a monthly increase of $15 to $20 initially. The age of eligibility would rise gradually from 65 to 67. been a litmus test for every GOP presidential candidate visiting the state. And they have not disappointed her. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, visiting New Hampshire on Monday, said Obama had appointed “union stooges into the NLRB and then they come up with decisions that are really quite extraordinary,” like the Boeing lawsuit that he and others have said will drive companies to seek workers overseas. GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich called for defunding the agency during a recent New Hampshire debate, saying the case could threaten the viability of the nation’s 22 right-to-work states, where labor unions can’t force employees to be members. And during a tour of South Carolina last week, GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman called on Obama to step in and end the lawsuit to prevent it from scaring other businesses away from the state. Haley says the only way to make things right “is for the president to tell the NLRB to back off. And until that happens, it is my job to be loud and annoying and in his face until he realizes that what they have done is wrong.”

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BY LOVINA EICHER Church services were held here at our house on Sunday. Our church district has around 175 people, with more than 100 being children under the age of 16. We had very nice weather on Sunday and now today it is rainy. The rain took laundry off of our list. It is a relief to have all of the cleaning done for now. Our garden is doing very well so far. Corn has really grown and is pretty tall already. I had enough lettuce to serve with the church lunch. The services were held in our basement. After the services, tables were set up and lunch was served to everyone. Our menu consisted of egg salad, peanut butter spread, red beets, hot peppers, lettuce, freezer pickles, dill pickles, rhubarb jam, butter, homemade wheat and white bread and chocolate chip, sugar and oatmeal cookies. We also served ice cream to everyone in honor of Father’s Day. Along with the lunch, coffee and iced tea were also served. Sister Emma made the tea fresh from her garden. The flavors were spearmint and peppermint. It is a good thirst-quencher on a hot day. She also made the rhubarb jam fresh from her rhubarb. We made the egg salad using 15 dozen eggs and 15 pounds of hot dogs. Some say that it resembles a ham salad. We had plenty of leftover egg salad. It is nice having our own chickens, so I didn’t have to buy any eggs. I cooked a kettle of chicken noodle soup for the younger children and older babies. Our church has a container that they call the “cookie jar.” The last lady who hosts services has to fill the container with some kind of homemade baked goods. They then have to deliver it to the next house where church services will be held. This helps the next lady preparing for church services to have a container of goodies on hand. The baked items can be used as either a snack for helpers, something to put in her husband’s lunch pail or just to feed to her family. I think it is a very good idea since it is hard to find time for baking while preparing the house for church. The lady that brought the container to our house had whoopie pies and monster cookies in it for us. This was a treat for us all and was a good snack to put in my husband Joe’s lunch for work.

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Needless to say they did not last long around here. We made cookies to fill the container to pass on to the next person. This is late afternoon now and I need to finish this. The sun is shining and it turned out to be a nice afternoon. The clothes might have dried after all but I am glad we have the basement back in order again. We cleaned it up instead of doing laundry. The bench wagon stores all of our benches and the church dishes. I remember when I used to hold church services in Indiana we had to use our own dishes. That was a lot of coffee pots, coffee cups, plates, glasses, and silverware to store every time in between. Now when the ladies help wash dishes after church they go back in the containers and into the bench wagon again. Sure saves a lot of work. I told the children they can have the afternoon off to do whatever they want. They all did a good job helping with the work the last few weeks. Daughters Elizabeth, 17, and Susan, 15, were to help clean a house in town today but it has been rescheduled for another day. I think they were glad not to have to go today. Corn de-tasseling will probably be starting soon. It is hard to believe it is that time of year again.

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Local members of the Allen County Master Gardeners recently weeded and mulched the garden on south of Eagle Print on North Main Street. Gardeners include, from left, Barb Shafer, Diane Sterling, Carol Kimmett, Denise Cressman, Mary Ann Buzard and Les Shafer.

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STANDINGS Delphos Minor League Team Record Games Back X - Dodgers 13-1 Mets 12-2 1 Cubs 8-6 5 Tigers 7-7 6 Pirates 6-8 7 Orioles 5-9 8 Indians 4-10 9 Reds 1-13 12 X - Regular-season League Champion Buckeye Boys Pony League Convoy Wren Payne Ohio City Middle Point VW Alspach-Gearhart Wallace Plumbing VW Willshire Van Wert Elks Tri-County Little League
Team Team Record Win % GB

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Wildcats pound Jays, win ACME first seed
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6-1 5-1 5-1 5-2 3-4 2-3 3-5 2-6 0-8

.857 .833 .833 .714 .429 .400 .375 .250 .000

0.5 0.5 1 3 3 3.5 4.5 6.5

Home Away

3-1 4-0 2-1 3-1 2-1 2-0 3-1 2-3 0-2

3-0 1-1 3-0 2-1 1-3 0-3 0-4 0-3 0-6

RF

87 63 30 37 40 32 50 42 39

RA

32 27 12 37 54 67 41 57 93

Last 10 Streak

6-1 5-1 5-1 5-2 3-4 2-3 3-5 2-6 0-8

Won 2 Won 4 Won 5 Won 3 Won 1 Lost 2 Won 2 Lost 4 Lost 8 Won 9 Lost 2 Won 2 Lost 1 Won 2 Won 3 Lost 2 Lost 5 Lost 7

Delpha Chevy Reds Delphos Pirates K of C Indians VFW Cardinals Ft. Jennings Musketeers Delphos Braves 1st Federal Athletics Greif Rangers Young’s Waste Ser. Yankees Inner County League VW Vision Cubs Middle Point 1 Reds Optimist Reds VW Federal Astros VW Service Club Red Sox Lee Kinstle Pirates Middle Point 2 Gray Convoy Rockies Convoy Dodgers -----------Team

Record Win %

11-2 10-2 10-4 8-6 8-6 7-5 3-10 2-12 1-13

.846 .833 .714 .571 .571 .583 .231 .143 .071

0.5 1.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 8 9.5 10.5 1.5 3.5 6 6 7.5 8.5 9.5 11.5
GB

GB

Home Away

4-1 5-2 4-3 3-3 5-2 3-4 1-5 1-7 1-6

7-1 5-0 6-1 5-3 3-4 4-1 2-5 1-5 0-7 5-0 7-1 5-2 2-3 4-4 3-3 0-3 2-4 1-6

125 102 90 110 120 97 67 43 82 124 151 111 67 74 45 40 48 36
RF

RF

41 28 98 60 77 52 128 151 201 15 40 34 64 86 72 98 126 176
RA

RA

Last 10 Streak

9-1 8-2 6-4 7-3 6-4 6-4 2-8 1-9 1-9

Record Win %

12-0 1.000 11-2 .846 9-4 .692 6-6 .500 6-6 .500 4-7-1 .375 2-7 .222 3-10 .231 1-12 .077

Home Away

7-0 4-1 4-2 4-3 2-2 1-4-1 2-4 1-6 0-6

Last 10 Streak

10-0 Won 12 8-2 Won 5 8-2 Won 2 5-5 Lost 3 5-5 Lost 1 4-5-1 Tied 1 2-7 Lost 1 3-7 Lost 1 1-9 Lost 9

TUESDAY’S RESULTS Delphos Minor League Cubs 13, Pirates 3 Dodgers 18, Tigers 0 Indians 11, Reds 7 Mets 12, Orioles 3 End of Regular Season Inner County League Middle Point 1 Reds 13, Convoy Rockies 5 Buckeye Boys Pony League Ohio City 12, Van Wert Elks 7 Middle Point 11, Willshire 9 TODAY’S GAMES Buckeye Boys Pony League Convoy vs. Wallace Plumbing VW, 6 p.m. Smiley Park-Field 3 Tri-County Little League 1st Federal Athletics vs. VFW Cardinals, 6 p.m. Delphos Delphos Braves vs. K of C Indians, 6 p.m. Smiley Park-Field 4 Delphos Pirates vs. Ft. Jennings Musketeers, 6:30 p.m. Ft. Jennings Young’s Waste Service Yankees vs. Delpha Chevy Reds, 7:45 p.m. Delphos

THURSDAY’S GAMES Delphos Minor League First round of July 4 tournament Mets vs. Tigers, 6 p.m. LL Dodgers vs. Orioles, 6 p.m. Dia. 4 Indians vs. Cubs, 8 p.m. LL Reds vs. Pirates, 8 p.m. Dia. 4 Buckeye Boys Pony League Payne vs. Ohio City, 6 p.m. Ohio City-Fireman’s Field VW Alspach-Gearhart vs. Van Wert Elks, 6 p.m. Smiley Park-Field 3 Wallace Plumbing VW vs. Lima Bath, 6:30 p.m. Smiley Park Middle Point vs. Convoy, 8 p.m. Convoy Willshire vs. Wren, 8 p.m. Wren Inner County League VW Vision Cubs vs. Convoy Rockies, 6 p.m. Convoy-Field 1 Lee Kinstle Pirates vs. Middle Point 1 Reds, 6 p.m. Middle Point-Field A Convoy Dodgers vs. Optimist Reds, 6 p.m. Smiley Park-Field 4 Middle Point 2 Gray vs. VW Service Club Red Sox, 7:45 p.m. Smiley Park-Field 4

DELPHOS — The Jefferson ACME baseball team — outside of one or two instances — have been knocking the cover off the baseball this summer. The Wildcats continued their assault on the hardball on a sunsplashed Tuesday night at Stadium Park, with St. John’s the victim in a 13-5 decision. The Red and White (10-3) got a run in the top of the first off of Blue Jay starter Ryan Buescher on a Tony George (3-for-5, 2 runs scored) infield single, a wild pitch, a steal and an error on the play. The Jays (6-2) replied with a 3 spot in the home half off of Curtis Miller. Tanner Calvelage got aboard on an error to lead it off. Going on an 0-1 pitch, Cody Kundert singled through the vacated hole at short. Troy Warnecke lined a shot to right center and Calvelage beat a good throw home by rightfielder Drew Kortokrax. Kundert and Warnecke stole a base — on a pickoff try — and both scored as Ben Wrasman stroked a 2-out, 2-run double to right for a 3-1 lead. The Wildcats took the lead for good with five in the top of the second. Drew Kortokrax walked and Zach Kimmet singled to right on a hit-andrun play, sending Kortokrax to third. After Kimmet stole second, Jeff Schleeter walked. Tony George forced Kortokrax at home. An out later, Ross Thompson got a tough-hop

single to shortstop, scoring Kimmet. Miller then lined a bases-clearing double off the fence in straightaway center, taking third on the throw home and scoring on an error on the play, to make it 6-3, Jefferson. The Blue and Gold got their final tallies in the home half of that frame. Austin Reindel singled sharply to right but was eliminated on a Ryan Densel grounder. Running on the first pitch, Calvelage bounced out to short. Kundert (3-for-4, 2 runs) lined a hit to right to get Densel home and took second on an error on the play. Warnecke got aboard on a throwing error, scoring Kundert for a 6-5 scoreboard. George came on in relief (1-0; 5 innings, 1 hit, 2 free passes, 4 Ks, all looking) in the third. The Wildcats put it away with six in the fourth, chasing Buescher and sending 10 batters to the plate. George led off by getting aboard on a 2-base throwing error. Mike Joseph chopped an apparent run-scoring single into right but George was called out by the home plate umpire — on appeal — for missing the plate. Thompson singled to left. Joseph stole third and Miller was walked to load the bases. Austin Jettinghoff singled to left to plate Joseph and keep the bases juiced. Kyle Anspach lined a knock to right, plating Thompson and Miller and sending Jettinghoff to

McDonald’s Junior Series Stiles Lawn & Landscaping Open - Mary Ciminillo Memorial - Oaks Golf Club Tuesday’s Results - Par 72 BOYS 12-13: 1. Joshah Rager 34; 2. Grant Ricketts 36; 3. James Riepenhoff II 39; 4. Spencer Stubbs 43; 5. Adam Vieira 46; 6. (tie) Chris Deardorff, Ian Hasting and Ross Pulfer 47; 7. Sam Reed 50; 8. Dylan Twining 52; 9. Sam Meredith 53; 10. Josh Klausing 56; 11. Grant Wheeler 57; 12. Eric Verhoff 60; 13. Will Greeley 61; 14. Sam Lucchese 65. BOYS 14-15: 1. Xavier Francis 37-39-76; 2. Brandon Hernandez 45-40-85; 3. Zach Erhart 42-46-88; 4. (tie) Alex Britton 46-43-89 and David Jenkins 45-44-89; 5. Nate Cellar 47-4390; 6. Wesley Markward 45-46-91; 7. Michael Omlor 45-48-93; 8. Rich Streicher 46-50-96; 9. (tie) Jimmie Ebeling 51-47-98 and Evan Hall 47-51-98; 10. Westin Young 52-50-102; 11. Justin Berg, 52-57-109; 12. Ritchie Eddy 68-67133; 13. Cole Jordan no score. BOYS 16-18: 1. Blaine Ricketts 36-37-73; 2. Trevor Crites 36-38-74; 3. Nick Kayser 36-4076; 4. Kyle Karhoff 39-39-78; 5. Caleb Acheson 39-40-79; 6. (tie) Cody Kundert 38-42-80 and Jordan Bollenbacher 42-38-80; 7. Brian Schatzer 40-41-81; 8. (tie) John Copella 40-42-82 and Max Pulfer 39-43-82; 9. (tie) Jacob Brake 37-46-83 and Matt Holt 40-43-83; 10. Zachary Jamal 46-38-84; 11. (tie) Reed Bok 42-44-86, Lucas Herrmann 42-44-86 and Tyler Turnwald 44-42-86; 12. Tyler

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Thursday’s Tee Times Hole Tee Time Team Age Division Name Not on any team 01 8:00 a.m. Team #1 Boys 16-18 Josh Klaus, Nick Kayser, Zach Weber 01 8:08 a.m. Team #2 Boys 16-18 Tyler Turnwald, Matthew Cucciarre, Lucas Herrmann 01 8:08 a.m. ------Boys 16-18 Brian Schatzer 01 8:16 a.m. Team #3 Boys 16-18 Grady Gudakunst, Zachary Jamal, Jacob Brake, Kevin Lewis 01 8:24 a.m. Team #4 Boys 16-18 Reed Bok, Ben Thieman, Jordan Bollenbacher, Bobby Crow 01 8:32 a.m. Team #5 Boys 16-18 Kevin Lewis, Brandon Casto, Evan Crites, William Greer 01 8:40 a.m. Team #6 Boys 16-18 Brad Shaffer, Eric Bergfeld, Cody Kundert, Derek Langmeyer 01 8:48 a.m. Team #7 Boys 16-18 Cole Fischbach, Calvin Milligan, Matt Holt, Caleb Acheson 01 8:56 a.m. Team #8 01 9:04 a.m. Team #9 Boys 14-15 Xavier Francis, Zach Erhart, Evan Hall 01 9:12 a.m. Team #10 Boys 14-15 Stephen Fleck, Wesley Markward, Ritchie Eddy 01 9:20 a.m. Team #11 Boys 14-15 Troy Korkate, Adam Jurczyk, Brandon Hernandez 01 9:28 a.m. Team #12 Boys 14-15 David Jenkins, Connor Mosier, Wesley Markward 01 9:28 a.m. ------Boys 14-15 Westin Young 01 9:36 a.m. Team #13 01 9:44 a.m. Team #14 Girls 16-18 Nicole Joseph, Kaitlyn Brant, Ashley Saylor 01 9:52 a.m. Team #15 Girls 16-18 Rebekah Rader, Lesli Stolly, Kelly Mueller, Shelby Warner 01 10:00 a.m. Team #16 01 10:08 a.m. Team #17 10 8:00 a.m. Team #18 Boys 12-13 Joshah Rager, Ryan Smelewski, Adam Vieira 10 8:08 a.m. Team #19 Boys 12-13 Josh Klausing, Jared Hernandez, James Riepenhoff II, Ian Hasting 10 8:16 a.m. Team #20 10 8:24 a.m. Team #21 Girls 15 & Under Abby Hausfeld, Breanna Jenkins, Shelby Young
10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 8:32 a.m. 8:40 a.m. 8:48 a.m. 8:56 a.m. 9:04 a.m. 9:12 a.m. 9:20 a.m. 9:28 a.m. 9:36 a.m. 9:44 a.m. 9:52 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:08 a.m. 10:16 a.m. Team #22 Team #23 Team #24 Team #25 Team #26 Team #27 Team #28 Team #29 Team #30 Team #31 Team #32 Team #33 Team #34 Team #35 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10:24 a.m. 10:32 a.m. 10:40 a.m. 10:48 a.m. 10:56 a.m. 11:04 a.m. 11:12 a.m. 11:20 a.m. 11:28 a.m. 11:36 a.m. 11:44 a.m. 11:52 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 12:08 p.m. Team #36 Team #37 Team #38 Team #39 Team #40 Team #41 Team #42 Team #43 Team #44 Team #45 Team #46 Team #47 Team #48 Team #49

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Bergman 43-44-87; 13. (tie) Evan Crites 47-4188 and Kevin Lewis 44-44-88; 14. Brandon Casto 45-45-90; 15. Eric Bergfeld 44-47-91; 16. Zach Weber 50-44-94; 17. Dean Bott 51-44-95; 18. Tim Levers 51-45-96; 19. Cole Fischbach 47-5198; 20. Bobby Crow 52-47-99; 21. Nathan Myers 53-54-107. GIRLS 15 & UNDER: 1. Sydney Hooks 51; 2. (tie) Maddison Stallkamp, Emily Knouff 57 - Stallkamp defeated Knouff in a 2-hole playoff for 2nd place; 4. Abby Hausfeld 65; 5. Zoe Rayburn 66; 6. Adellyn McPheron 69; 7. Shelby Young 72; 8. Breanna Jenkins 74; 9. Natalie Hunt 77. GIRLS 16-18: 1. Emily Crow 41-42-83; 2. (tie) Shelby Warner 40-44-84 and Kaitlyn Brant 41-43-84 - Warner defeated Brant in a 1-hole playoff for 2nd; 4. (tie) Kelly Mueller 46-42-88, Lesli Stolly 44-44-88 and Morgan VanMeter 42-46-88; 5. (tie) Annie Burke 42-47-89 and Rebekah Rader 46-43-89; 6. Nicole Joseph 50-52-102; 7. Jordin Moots 54-49-103; 8. Jenna Moots 55-49-104. PEEWEE (11 & UNDER): 1. Jared Hernandez 34; 2. Jill Schmitmeyer 39; 3. Jacob Black 43; 4. Dominic Riepenhoff 45; 5. Alex Wisser 48; 6. (tie) Erin Mulcahy and John Vogelpohl 51; 7. Ross Otto 56; 8. Meghan Mulcahy 60; 9. Ethan Ricketts 61; 10. Brady Wheeler 64; 11. Carlie VanMeter 68; 12. Eric Warnock 70; 13. (tie) Tony Cumella and Colin Pasion 72. -----

This summer seems to be going by very — VERY — quickly, doesn’t it. We are close to the unofficial midpoint of the summer with July 4 just around the corner. The Delphos Minor League regular-season is over — ouch!! Already? Soon, thoughts will be turning to pigskin — at least high school and college, for now — volleyball, soccer, cross country and girls tennis. I laugh and kid in January that Christmas is only 11 months away but does it have to be doggone so literal? Lorenzo Charles, he of the buzzer-beating dunk in the 1983 national championship game that gave North Carolina State coach Jimmy Valvano his only title — and set off the memorable scene of Jimmy ‘V’ running around for anyone and everyone to hug — has died. He died in a bus accident. The heavy-underdog Wolfpack upset the legendary Phi Slamma Jamma of Hakeem/Akeem “The Dream” Olujawon, Clyde “The Glide” Drexler and Larry “Mr. Mean” Micheaux. I believe he did go on to play a little bit in the pros but this was his shining moment. It’s amazing; you’re alive now and the next, you’re gone. Rest in peace. Another one who died is Ashlyn Horry. She was the 17-year-old daughter of former NBA player — and Will Smith twin — Robert Horry, he who earned the nickname of “Big Shot Bob” during his 15-season NBA career. She died of 1p36 Deletion Syndrome, a rare chromosome disease that is characterized by intellectual disability, delayed growth, seizures and respiratory problems. These men and women that have played at the highest levels of our sports and have known many more highs than we average folks have ever or will ever know also are all-too-human. May she rest in peace. Ron Artest, the current Los Angeles Lakers

Time flies — quickly
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third, finishing Buescher (for Warnecke). Kortokrax greeted the relief pitcher with a triple to the fence in right center to score Jettinghoff and Anspach and Zach Kimmet knocked him in with a run-scoring hit to left to make it 12-5. The Jays mounted their only dual challenge to George in the fourth: a leadoff walk to Densel and stolen base and a 2-out free pass to Warnecke; but they were left stranded. George tacked on the final tally in the seventh off third Blue Jay hurler TJ Hoersten, bombing a 1-out no-doubter to left. The Jays wasted a Kundert leadoff double to left to start the seventh, only getting him to third. “We’ve been hitting the ball well all season; we came up with timely hits as well to take advantage of baserunners. We started off slow playing some small-ball but we got the bats cranked up,” Jefferson ACME coach Rusty Thompson noted. “Curtis hit one that if the wind hadn’t died down would have been a grand slam. The one thing we need to shore up is defense; we missed a couple of cutoffs and those will cost you at some point. St. John’s hit the ball pretty well, too.” The Jays hit the road tonight for a doubleheader with Lincolnview, with the first game (5 p.m.) the continuation of a game postponed due to weather earlier. “Jefferson hits the ball

JEFFERSON (13) ab-r-h-rbi Tony George ss/p 5-3-2-1, Mike Joseph cf 4-1-1-0, Shayn Klinger cf 1-0-0-0, Ross Thompson 2b/ss 5-2-2-1, Curtis Miller p/2b/1b 2-2-1-3, Austin Jettinghoff c 4-1-1-1, Kyle Anspach rf 2-1-1-2, Zach Ricker 2b 1-0-0-0, Tyler Rice 2b 0-0-0-0, Drew Kortokrax rf 2-1-1-2, Evan Neubert rf 1-0-0-0, Zach Kimmet 1b/lf 4-1-2-1, Jeff Schleeter 3b 2-1-0-0, Brandon Herron ph/3b 1-0-0-0. Totals 34-13-11-11. ST. JOHN’S (5) Tanner Calvelage cf 4-1-0-0, Cody Kundert 2b/ss 4-2-3-1, Troy Warnecke ss/p 2-1-1-1, TJ Hoersten p 1-0-0-0, Alex Wehri 1b 3-0-1-0, Drew Wagner 1b 1-0-0-0, Austin Jostpille rf/2b/3b 4-00-0, Ben Wrasman 3b 2-0-1-2, Craig Klausing 2b 1-0-0-0, Ryan Buescher p 2-0-0-0, Brice Schulte rf 1-0-0-0, Austin Reindel c 3-0-1-0, Ryan Densel lf 1-1-0-0, Clay Courtney lf 1-0-0-0. Totals 31-5-7-4. Score by Innings: Jefferson 1 5 0 6 0 1 1 - 13 St. John’s 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 - 5 E: George 2, Wrasman 2, Reindel 2, Kundert, Warnecke; LOB: Jefferson 5, St. John’s 6; 2B: Miller, Kundert, Wrasman; 3B: Kortokrax; HR: George; SB: George, Joseph, Kimmet, Kundert, Warnecke, Densel; CS: Kortokrax (by Reindel). IP H R ER BB SO JEFFERSON Miller 2.0 6 5 1 0 2 George (W, 1-0) 5.0 1 0 0 2 4 ST. JOHN’S Buescher (L, 0-1) 3.1 8 11 10 5 2 Warnecke 1.2 2 1 1 0 1 Hoersten 2.0 1 1 1 0 1 WP: Buescher.

well. You can’t afford to give them extra at-bats, which we did tonight,” St. John’s coach Ryan Warnecke commented. “They take advantage of whatever you give them. Ryan hadn’t pitched in three weeks due to vacations and canceled games, so he didn’t do poorly. With ACME, with vacations and other stuff, your pitching gets stretched thin.” Jefferson, clinching the top seed, will play the winner of Friday’s early Lincolnview/ Van Wert contest at 6:30 p.m. that night at Wildcat Field in the double-elimination ACME tournament.

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JIM METCALFE

Big inning, pitching lift Knights past Wildcats, 13-0
Times Bulletin Correspondent sports@timesbulletin.com MILLER CITY — Crestview may have graduated its top pitcher and catcher from its 2011 Division IV state runner-up softball team but the one thing they did not lose was their ability to hit. The Knights pounded out 13 hits Tuesday evening as they crushed Miller City 13-0 in summer girls softball action. All nine Crestview starters had hits in the game as they were led by Taylor Springer, Mackenzie Richard, Morgan McClure and McKenzie Nofer, all with two hits each. Danica Hicks had just one hit in the game, a solo home run. After both pitchers stranded base-runners in the opening inning, the Knights took a 2-0 lead in the second inning on a pair of wild pitches. Richard opened the inning with a triple down

forward, wants to legally change his name to Metta World Peace. Interesting. My first reaction is argh!!! Is he simply Artest being Artest ... again? Is he under the same spell that Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson was under several years ago when he changed his name? Does he figure that his career is winding down and needs to keep his name in the news? It wouldn’t be the first time a professional athlete felt the need; I am sure he is getting offers to appear on talk shows, do radio interviews and such. We all remember the “Malice at the Palace” that he is most famous — infamous — for as a member of the Indiana Pacers and some other shenanigans during his career. However, after having re-read his interview of himself — yes, you read me correctly — in an August of 2010 edition of ESPN The Magazine in which he was guest editor, I found someone who is acutely aware of the issues he has had during his career and is at least trying to make amends. I understand that he got booted out of a game during the Lakers’ 4-game sweep in May by the eventual-champion Dallas Mavericks and was suspended a game but anyone who is trying to change long-term behavior knows it is not easy. My first idea is this is just a PR move and such but perhaps he is trying to atone for his sins the best way he knows how at this moment. Maybe I’ve gotten soft in my “old” age but I am somewhat willing to give the benefit of the doubt - somewhat.
the mound, the Knights gave her a lot of breathing room by scoring 10 runs in the fourth inning. They sent 14 batters to the plate in the inning and took advantage of three Miller City errors to have the big inning. McClure opened the inning with a single to right and Crowle reached when her sacrifice bunt was mishandled. Nofer loaded the bases when she laid down a perfect sacrifice bunt down the first-base line, jumping over the ball as she ran to the base. The first run of the inning scored on an error as Taylor Hamrick hit a ground ball to shortstop. The throw home was high, allowing McClure to score. Springer followed with a double to rightcenter that scored two runs before Danica Hicks lifted a sacrifice fly to center for another run. Kirstin Hicks followed with an RBI single to left before Richard lined a single to left and Genth reached on a fielder’s choice as Hicks was forced at third. Singles by McClure and Crowle plated runs before Nofer doubled off the left-field wall to score two runs. A single by Hamrick made it a 12-0 game. In the fifth, Danica Hicks belted a solo home to dead center for the final run of the game. Jessica Leis took the loss for Miller City as she went 3 2/3 innings. Marissa Schroeder worked the final inning and a third.

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the rightfield line before Holly Genth reached on a bunt single that put runners at the corners. Genth stole second base before two wild pitches allowed the two runs to score. Miller City threatened in the bottom of the second as Ashley Niese reached on an error and took second on a sacrifice bunt. Taylor Niese put runners at the corners as her ground ball back to the circle was misplayed for an error. Crestview pitcher Terra Crowle halted the Wildcat rally there as she used a strikeout and ground ball to first base to get out of the jam. That would be the last time Crowle was in trouble as she retired eight straight batters before walking Taylor Niese to start the fifth inning. The freshman-to-be at Crestview finished the night tossing a no-hitter as she struck out six and walked two. As Crowle was settling in on

Crestview 0 2 0 (10) 1 - 13 13 2 Miller City 0 0 0 0 0- 0 03 WP-Crowle; LP-Jes. Leis.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Herald — 7A

Asia stocks rise as economic slowdown fears ease
BANGKOK (AP) — Signs that a global economic slowdown may be less serious than previously thought and a recovery in manufacturing in post-quake Japan sent Asian stock markets higher today. Oil prices rebounded toward $93 a barrel after a report showed U.S. crude supplies dropped more than expected last week, suggesting demand is improving. In currencies, the dollar was lower against the euro and the yen. Japan’s Nikkei 225 rose 1.1 percent to 9,752.27 after the government said the country’s industrial production rose 5.7 percent in May. While the number was lower than the government’s rosier forecast of 8 percent, the improvement adds to signs that the world’s No. 3 economy is rebuilding after a March 11 earthquake and tsunami decimated the country’s industrial northwest. Automakers gained sharply a day after releasing production figures that indicated improving conditions, with Nissan Motor Co. posting year-on-year output gains in Japan and overseas. Nissan rose 2.2 percent. Toyota Motor Corp., the world’s top automaker, was 1.2 percent higher. Rival Honda Motor Corp. gained 1.5 percent. South Korea’s Kospi was up 1.3 percent to 2,090.28, pushed up by automakers. Hyundai Motor Co., the country’s largest automaker, gained 2.4 percent. Kia Motors Corp. was 2.3 percent higher. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng added 0.3 percent ti 22,131.87. Australia’s S&P/ ASX 200 rose 1.1 percent to 4,522.40. Benchmarks in Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand were also higher. But mainland Chinese shares sank in response to an announcement by China’s National Audit Office on Monday that local governments have piled up debts of $1.6 trillion — raising concerns that Chinese banks might be hurt if borrowers cannot repay loans. The Shanghai Composite Index dropped 0.4 percent to 2,747.38 while the smaller Shenzhen Composite Index was down 0.3 percent at 1,148.71. Hong Kong-listed Bank of China Ltd., one of the counhad predicted a drop of 1.7 million barrels. Inventories of gasoline dropped 91,000 barrels last week while distillates fell 945,000 barrels, the API said. The Energy Department’s Energy Information Administration reports its weekly supply data later today. Oil markets are also awaiting a vote by Greek lawmakers later today on a $40 billion austerity plan. European officials say the government spending cuts are a necessary condition to receive the next installment of Greece’s $156 billion bailout loan from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund, and avert a debt default. Hours of rioting by protesters against the austerity

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Oil hovers near $93 amid US crude supply drop
SINGAPORE (AP) — Oil prices hovered below $93 a barrel today in Asia after a report showed U.S. crude supplies dropped more than expected last week, suggesting demand is improving. Benchmark oil for August delivery was up 6 cents to $92.95 a barrel at midday Singapore time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Crude gained $2.28 to settle at $92.89 on Tuesday. In London, Brent crude for August delivery was up 10 cents to $108.88 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange. The American Petroleum Institute said late Tuesday that crude inventories fell 2.7 million barrels last week while analysts surveyed by Platts, the energy information arm of McGraw-Hill Cos., ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A deputy with the opposition conservatives says she will break with her party’s line and back a crucial government austerity bill that has to be passed for the country to get crucial bailout funds and avoid a devastating default on its debts.

try’s four major state-owned commercial lenders, fell 1.3 percent, while Agricultural Bank of China Ltd., its largest rural lender, fell 0.7 percent. In New York on Tuesday, the Dow gained 1.2 percent to 12,188.69. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 1.3 percent to 1,296.67. The Nasdaq composite index added 1.5 percent to 2,729.31. Signs that the housing market is improving helped lift shares. Home prices rose in April in 13 of the 20 U.S. cities tracked by the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller index — the first time in eight months. Quarterly results from Nike Inc. bested analyst expectations, helping lead to a rally in stocks of clothing stores, restaurants and jewelers. Such companies tend to do well when consumers are less worried about things like high gas prices and are willing to spend on themselves. In energy trading, benchmark crude for August delivery was up 9 cents to $92.98 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract gained $2.28 to settle at $92.89 per barrel Tuesday. plan outside Greece’s parliament in Athens left 46 people injured Tuesday. “Investors appear to be pricing in an orderly resolution to the Greek debt crisis,” Ritterbusch and Associates said in a report. “However, any missteps toward the approval of a Greek austerity package could quickly reverse gains.” Crude has dropped from near $115 early last month amid concerns about slowing demand from the U.S. and Europe. Oil had surged from $84 in February, pinching consumer spending and helping to slow economic growth. Capital Economics said it estimates a $20 fall in the price of oil increases global demand and economic activity by 0.5 percent. The bill, which involves (euro) 28 billion ($40 billion) worth of spending cuts and tax increases over five years, must be passed by Parliament if international creditors are to release the next (euro) 12 billion ($17 billion) installment of the country’s bailout fund.

Greek opposition deputy to back austerity bill
Shortly before today’s vote, conservative deputy Elsa Papadimitriou said she will back the unpopular bill, boosting chances the measures will be passed. Outside Parliament, clashes were breaking out between riot police and anti-austerity protestors.

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Los Alamos nuclear lab under siege from wildfire
By P. SOLOMON BANDA and SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press LOS ALAMOS, N.M. — A wildfire near the desert birthplace of the atomic bomb advanced on the Los Alamos laboratory and thousands of outdoor drums of plutonium-contaminated waste Tuesday as authorities stepped up efforts to protect the site and monitor the air for radiation. Officials at the nation’s premier nuclearweapons lab gave assurances that dangerous materials were safely stored and capable of withstanding flames from the 95-square-mile fire, which at one point was as close as 50 feet from the grounds. A small patch of land at the laboratory caught fire Monday before firefighters quickly put it out. Teams were on alert to pounce on any new blazes and spent the day removing brush and low-hanging tree limbs from the lab’s perimeter. “We are throwing absolutely everything at this that we got,” Democratic Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico said in Los Alamos. The fire has forced the evacuation of the entire city of Los Alamos, population 11,000, cast giant plumes of smoke over the region and raised fears among nuclear watchdogs that it will reach as many as 30,000 55-gallon drums of plutonium-contaminated waste. “The concern is that these drums will get so hot that they’ll burst. That would put this toxic material into the plume. It’s a concern for everybody,” said Joni Arends, executive director of the Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety, an anti-nuclear group. Arends’ organization also worried that the fire could stir up nuclear-contaminated soil on lab property where experiments were conducted years ago. Burrowing animals have brought that contamination to the surface, she said. Lab officials said there was very little risk of the fire reaching the drums of low-level nuclear waste, since the flames would have to jump through canyons first. Officials also stood ready to coat the drums with fire-resistant foam if the blaze got too close. Lab spokeswoman Lisa Rosendorf said the drums contain Cold War-era waste that the lab sends away in weekly shipments for storage. She said the drums were on a paved area with few trees nearby. As of midday Tuesday, the flames were about two miles from the material. “These drums are designed to a safety standard that would withstand a wildland fire worse than this one,” Rosendorf said. Los Alamos employs about 15,000 people, covers more than 36 square miles, includes about 2,000 buildings at nearly four dozen sites and plays a vital role in the nation’s nuclear program. The lab was created during World War II as part of the Manhattan Project to build the atomic bomb. It produced the weapons that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In the decades since, the lab has evolved into a major scientific and nuclear research facility. It works on extending the life of aging nuclear bombs, tests warheads, produces triggers for nuclear weapons and operates supercomputers and particle accelerators. The lab also conducts research on such things as climate change and the development of a scanner for airports to detect explosive liquids. The lab’s supercomputer was used in designing an HIV vaccine. Lab officials gave assurances that buildings housing key research and scientific facilities were safe because they have been fireproofed over the years, especially since a 2000 blaze that raged through the area but caused no damage to the lab. Trees and brush were thinned over the past several years, and key buildings were surrounded with gravel to keep flames at bay. Many of the buildings were also constructed to meet strict standards for nuclear safety, and aggressive wildfires were taken into account, lab spokesman Kevin Roark said. “We’ll pre-treat with foam if necessary, but we really want the buildings to stand on their own for the most part. That is exactly how they’ve been designed. Especially the ones holding anything that is of high value or high risk,” said Los Alamos County Assistant Fire Chief Mike Thompson. Teams from the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Radiological Assistance Program were headed to the scene to help assess any hazards.

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By CHRISTOPHER WILLS and DON BABWIN Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — In the end, Rod Blagojevich did not bring doom for his party or the national political figures whose names got dragged into his scandal. But long after he is behind bars, Illinois will still be cleaning up the mess left behind by the state’s cartoonish former governor. Blagojevich — who drew laughs around the nation for his goofy haircut, foot-in-mouth quotes and affinity for Elvis Presley — will also be remembered here for six years of dysfunctional leadership. He contributed to a massive budget deficit, nearly paralyzed the government with his stubborn inaction and damaged the reputations of some fellow Democrats in President Barack Obama’s home state. A day after Blagojevich was convicted on wide-ranging corruption charges, experts and veterans of Illinois politics said his attempt to sell Obama’s Senate seat was only the most heinous example of the harm inflicted by a lazy, disinterested chief executive. “Clearly he was one of the worst governors that we’ve seen in modern times,” said Chris Mooney, a political science professor at the University of Illinois at Springfield. “Not only in terms of ethical shenanigans ... but he really was incompetent. He didn’t understand what he was doing.” Testimony at Blagojevich’s two trials depicted a governor who all but left the state to run itself. Lawmakers quickly concluded they couldn’t trust him to spend money fairly and refused to work with him — a political breakdown that carried lasting consequences. By GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press

Lab officials said they were closely watching at least 60 air monitors for radiation and other hazards. The New Mexico Environment Department was also monitoring the air, and Udall said he asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to do the same. The lab has been shut down because of the fire, but authorities said the disruption is unlikely to affect any key experiments. The lab will be closed at least through today. The wildfire has destroyed 30 structures near Los Alamos, stirring memories of a devastating blaze in May 2000 that wrecked hundreds of homes and other buildings. About 12,500 residents in and around Los Alamos have been evacuated, an orderly exit that didn’t even cause a traffic accident. Investigators do not know what sparked the fire, although downed power lines were suspected. The streets of Los Alamos were empty with the exception of emergency vehicles and National Guard Humvees. There were signs that homeowners had left prepared: Propane bottles were placed at the front of driveways and cars were left in the middle of parking lots, away from anything flammable. Some residents decided to wait out the fire, including Mark Smith, a chemical engineer at Los Alamos. He said he was not worried about flames reaching the lab’s sensitive materials. “The risk of exposure is so small,” he said. “I wouldn’t sit here and inhale plutonium. I may be crazy, but I’m not dumb.”

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TRENTON, N.J. — Seven gay and lesbian New Jersey couples, along with many of their children, are going to court to try to force the state to recognize gay marriage. The families say in their legal complaint that the state’s civil union law designed to give gay couples the same legal protections as married couples has not fulfilled that promise. One man says he was denied being able to make urgent medical decisions for his partner. Another saw his partner and children’s health insurance canceled by a skeptical auditor. One woman had to jump through legal hoops to adopt the baby of her civil union. Along with the gay advocacy groups Garden State Equality and Lambda Legal, the couples planned to announce details of the

If Blagojevich was in his office — which was rare — he seemed unwilling to do his job. Aides said he was known to hide in the bathroom to avoid discussing complex issues. They talked about tracking the governor down at his tailor or even a bowling alley to force him to sign legislation. He showed up late for meetings and public events and explained that he had been busy jogging or playing video games with his children. The lack of cooperation that developed with lawmakers delayed many proposals, including major public works projects that would have created jobs. “His approach tarnished everything he touched,” agreed Debbie Halvorson, a former Democratic state legislator and member of Congress. Blagojevich didn’t create the state’s budget problems, which began under Republican Gov. George Ryan and were caused by national economic trends. But there’s ample evidence that Blagojevich made the crisis worse at a time when decisive action might have helped. He didn’t cut spending when tax revenue plummeted. Instead, he got lawmakers to go along with temporary fixes like skipping the state’s annual pension payment. Those maneuvers got the state through one budget season but left an even bigger hole to fill the next year. Blagojevich’s core political promise was that he wouldn’t raise income taxes or sales taxes, and he kept that pledge even when the state’s deficit grew to billions of dollars. But that didn’t keep him from spending more money, sometimes without legislative approval, on things like expanded health care for children and free prescription drugs for the elderly. lawsuit on today. The advocacy groups provided a copy to The Associated Press on the condition that no details be published before this morning. The lawsuit, to be filed in state court, comes less than a week after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law allowing gay marriage in that neighboring state. But it’s the latest step in a nine-year legal battle in New Jersey. States afford gay couples a hodgepodge of rights. New Jersey is one of seven states that offer the same legal protections of marriage, but call it either civil unions or domestic partnerships. Once New York’s new law takes effect next month, six states and Washington D.C. will make full marriage available to gays. Another state recognizes gay marriages entered into elsewhere and three offer some legal protections for gay couples. But 41 have laws or constitutional amendments barring gay marriage.

Lifeguard pension cut after outcry
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The lucrative world of lifeguarding has gotten a little less lucrative in one upscale California beach city. The Newport Beach City Council on Tuesday night voted 6-1 for a new contract that would lower pension benefits for fulltime lifeguards who have come under fire for their hefty compensation packages during tough economic times. A public outcry emerged last month after budget negotiations revealed most earned more than $100,000 a year in total compensation. Base salaries for Newport Beach lifeguards range from $58,000 for the lowest-paid officer to $108,492 for the top-paid battalion chief, according to a 2010 city report on lifeguard pay. With overtime, more than half of the 13 fulltime lifeguards cleared $100,000, while the rest made between $59,500 and $98,500. Adding in pension contributions, medical benefits, life insurance and other pay, two battalion chiefs earned more than $200,000 in 2010, while the lowest-paid officer made more than $98,000. Fulltime lifeguards currently have a contract that makes them eligible for retirement at age 50 with 30 years of service. They would receive 90 percent of their salary. Fulltime lifeguards in Newport Beach were facing the possibility of layoffs in the proposed 2011-12 budget, so they offered to trade pension cuts in exchange for saving jobs. Under the new contract, newly hired employees would have a pension worth up to 50 percent less. The guards also would increase the amount they pay toward their pensions, from 3.5 percent to 9 percent. The lifeguards whose salaries were in question pointed out that they hold manage-

ment roles, have decades of service and are considered public-safety employees under the fire department, the same as fire captains and battalion chiefs. The fulltime guards train more than 200 seasonal lifeguards who make between $16 and $22 an hour, run a junior lifeguard program that brings in $1 million a year and oversee safety on nearly seven miles of sand. In a statement on the Newport Beach website, the city said it believes the total compensation for lifeguards is too high and officials have tried to address that by reducing its pension costs. But in terms of salaries, the city said its “lifeguards are paid and compensated in a manner in line with professional lifeguarding in Southern California.” In Los Angeles County, where guards patrol beaches from Santa Monica to Torrance, lifeguard salaries are fairly comparable, according to a public salary database on the state controller’s website, but the retirement benefit is less. Staff who retire at age 50 with 30 years of service receive only 60 percent of their salary. In San Diego, lifeguards make roughly the same salary range but must retire later, at age 55, and get 75 percent of their salary with 30 years of service. “Fulltime professional lifeguarding is a well-respected profession that requires education, extensive training and experience,” Newport Beach said. Newport Beach attracted more than 7 million beachgoers last year, and lifeguard supervisors oversaw 2,190 water rescues and more than 5,000 medical aid calls. Tower guards intervened more than 76,000 times to warn people of rip currents or high surf. Two people died each year in 2009 and 2010.

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Dear Annie: In no uncer- modification. When Mom tain terms, my son and his sec- is rude, point it out to her, ond wife have told me that it nicely, and say that you don’t is wrong to be in contact with like to be around her when my son’s ex-wife. They’ve she cannot treat you decently. said my ex-daughter-in-law If she continues, get up and should not be invited to my leave. There is no reason to home or to family functions, subject yourself to constant and that including her shows nastiness. Although it will a total lack of support for probably take a little while, either she will learn to behave my son. more politely, or I am not close you will see her to my ex-daughterless often. Winin-law, although I win. hold no animosity Dear Annie: I toward her. But, want to respond to Annie, I’ve known “Heartbroken in her for 30 years, Canada,” whose and she is the mothchildren ignored er of my grandchilher on Mother’s dren. Shutting her Day. out does not seem That was my reasonable, nor is it eighth Mother’s a good example for Day after the sudmy grandchildren. I see my son Annie’s Mailbox den, tragic death of my only child at and his current wife very rarely. They do not age 14. Every breath I take is invite me to their home. They a struggle without her. How does one celebrate do not bother with my other children and have a limited Mother’s Day after the death interest in family gatherings. of a child? Gratitude. I am I am not part of their lives. grateful for having the opporThey say it’s because I still tunity to be a mom, even for see the ex, but even when I only 14 years. I am grateful the don’t include her, they still last words I said to her were “I don’t come around. My son love you.” I am grateful she refuses to talk about any of did not suffer. I am gratethis, and his wife seems only ful to “The Compassionate Friends,” an organization too happy to attack me. What is the best way that supports bereaved famto handle this situation? -- ily members. I am grateful Danged if I Do and Danged when a friend remembers to say “happy Mother’s Day” if I Don’t Dear Danged: Of course it instead of nothing. If your children are alive is wrong for your son and his wife to tell you who you can and breathing, celebrate. and cannot contact, but that Until you have suffered a won’t change their response. mother’s worst nightmare, be We don’t recommend invit- grateful. You may someday ing your ex-daughter-in-law become a grandmother. I lost to any function where your that gift when my only child son or his wife might be pres- died. -- An Angel’s Mom Dear Mom: Our deepest ent. That is simply asking for trouble and will be interpret- condolences on the loss of ed as a deliberate slap in the your daughter. Thank you face. We suggest less blatant for reminding our readers to ways to stay in touch with appreciate the blessings they your ex-daughter-in-law, have. such as e-mail and phone calls. Visits should be saved for those occasions involving the grandchildren where your presence together would be expected. Dear Annie: That letter from “Dutiful Daughter” described my mother perfectly. She said her mother, now in her late 80s, was becoming increasingly difficult and rude. You suggested an evaluation to check for dementia. We did that with our mother, and the doctor says she is mentally fine. She has just become rude. And apparently, because of her advanced age, she thinks she has earned the right to be as nasty as she likes. My siblings and I dread taking her anywhere. So now that we know it’s not dementia, how do we handle her? -- Not Dutiful for Much Longer Dear Not Dutiful: With honesty, boundaries, consistency and some behavior

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By Bernice Bede Osol
Thursday, June 30, 2011 In order to advance a personal ambition in the coming months, it might become necessary to enter into some kind of partnership arrangement, even a unique alliance. Selecting the right person will be crucial. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -It’s nice of them to offer, but don’t let associates attempt to do something for you that you feel you can do better, especially if it involves a matter that needs a personal touch. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- There is a strong chance that an unusual development might arise that could affect your material well-being if you’re not on top of it. Heed your instincts in handling the matter. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -When you select your companions, choose those who are your equal intellectually. Don’t consider anyone who can’t keep up with your thinking and is nothing but a drag. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -Impressive objectives are reachable, but only if you’re prepared to pay whatever price you must in order to achieve them. Unless you focus on success, you could easily be deterred. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- In order to win over supporters as well as have possibilities for success, your intentions must be clearly spelled out in advance. Tell it like it is, warts and all. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- A matter or project in which you’re involved can be further adjusted to potentially provide much greater rewards. Study it closely before you go off in a direction where there’s no turning back. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- As long as you’re realistic, you should be able to renegotiate a matter of significance. You may not get everything you want, but you might be able to rework it a bit. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -When planning your day, you should put fun and games at the bottom of your list, not at the top. By keeping your priorities in perspective, you should be able to get to do everything you desire. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Although there are periods when you want to work solely on your own, there are also days when a collective effort is far more advantageous. It might be one of those times. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Instead of concentrating only on negative factors, trust that something good is on its way that could benefit you in needed ways. It’s a development that unites, not divides. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- In order to help you operate with greater efficacy, your personal affairs might need to be reorganized a bit. Study your modus operandi to see what it is that needs some tweaking. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -Seek out those friends or associates who really believe in you and in what you’re doing if you think you need some financial or business advice. They’re the ones who’ll be the most positive and helpful.
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