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Absentee voting begins for Aug. Special Election

$56B budget heads to Kasich’s desk
By ANN SANNER The Associated Press The first-term Republican governor faced an estimated $8 billion budget gap when he took office in January. Improved state revenues have put the gap closer to $6 billion. Kasich and other legislators have contended that such a shortfall forced them to make changes to how the state operates and to trim how much money is directed to agencies, schools and local governments. House Finance Chairman Ron Amstutz, a Wooster Republican, said he recognized the budget bill was difficult to support. “We do have a responsibility,” Amstutz told his fellow representatives. “I believe that this plan is very responsible, and a plan that will make our state stronger going forward.” Ohio has seen a 14-month string of declines to its unemployment rate, as the state tries to regain its economic footing following the worst recession since the Great Depression. The unemployment rate remained at 8.6 percent in May, compared with the national rate of 9.1 percent. The governor touts the budget measure, saying it doesn’t raise taxes and keeps in place an $800 million cut in the personal income tax that went into effect in January. “Ohio’s becoming jobsfriendly again because we refuse to kick problems down the road,” Kasich said in a statement after the budget’s passage. Critics, however, contend his plan makes such drastic reductions in funding to school districts and local governments that teachers and police will be laid off and residents will end up taking a financial hit as levies get passed. “Ohio’s economic recovery will suffer,” said Rep. Vernon Sykes, the top Democrat on the House Finance and Appropriations Committee. Sykes, of Akron, pointed out that his colleagues have a green button for “yes” and a red button for “no” when voting on bills. “I wish we had another button that could express how disappointed I am with this particular budget,” he said. While state aid to schools increased by roughly $400 million, it will not be enough to compensate for losses under new tax policies and with the end of a nearly $900 million federal economic stimulus program for Ohio. Recognizing a decrease in overall dollars to schools, Amstutz said, “Next year is going to be a challenge. ... These are not going to be easy budgets but they are reasonable given our circumstances.” Cities, townships and other local governments will see a drop of more than $1 billion during the next two years through a combination of cuts to state funding and changes to the tax money they get. Budget negotiators sought to give superintendents and local government administrators some flexibility. They added a new $45 million grant program in the budget for local gov-

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Delphos, Ohio ernments that share services. They also agreed to a provision allowing — but not requiring — school districts, cities, universities and other public employers to participate in new health insurance pools. Kasich has called the spending plan a “jobs budget,” though labor unions and others argue otherwise. The governor also added a tax break to the budget measure that he hopes will spur investment in the state’s businesses. Under the proposal, residents who leave their money in an Ohio-based company for two years could avoid tax on any return on that investment. Anyone who sells stock and reinvests that gain in an Ohio company also would be covered under the $100 million program. Democrats took issue with the proposal, which got no hearings and was inserted into the budget as a committee met this month to work out a compromise on the spending plan.

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COLUMBUS — Gov. John Kasich is ready to sign Ohio’s nearly $56 billion state budget, a spending blueprint that Absentee voting for the makes such sweeping policy Aug. 2 Special Election changes as privatizing prisons, has begun for the Delphos eliminating the estate tax, banCity School District. ning most abortions in pubEligible voters may lic hospitals and overhauling request an absentee balMedicaid. lot to be sent to them by The Republican-led Ohio mail or they may vote House on Wednesday voted absentee in person at the 59-40 along party lines to send Board of Elections at 204 the bill to Kasich. He is expectN. Main St. in Lima dured to sign the measure Thursday ing normal business hours. evening, a day before the state’s new fiscal year begins. While the budget contains many of Kasich’s ideas, state lawmakers put their mark on The Van Wert Community the bill. Their proposals included a reward program for highClub and the Van Wert performing schools and a ban County Agricultural on most abortions in public Society have agreed to hospitals. cancel the Hot Air Affair The bill cleared the GOPwhich had previously been controlled Senate on a 22-11 announced for Aug. 12-14. vote Tuesday. One Republican Lack of sponsorship voted against it. needed for the balloons has not been forthcoming. Efforts are being made to hold the Hot Air Affair in the summer of 2012. The Van Wert County Agricultural Society has decided to proceed with its Craft/Garage Sale on Aug. 12-13 in the Community Building at the Fairgrounds. The fair board will hold a fundraising auction at 10 a.m. on Aug. 13 in the Agricultural Building. The proceeds will be used to benefit the free Entertainment Tent each year during the fair.

2011 Hot Air Affair canceled

Ottoville excellent on preliminary report card
BY NANCY SPENCER nspencer@delphosherald.com OTTOVILLE — School administrators shared good news with the Ottoville Local Schools Board of Education Wednesday. The preliminary Ohio Report Card information has been released by the Ohio Department of Education to districts and Ottoville is again an “Excellent” school district. “This is actually the best report I have seen in my 12 years here,” Superintendent Scott Maag said. “We have 68 percent of our tested students at an accelerated or advanced level and 100 percent of our students passed 6 of 13 indicators.” Those are third-, fourth- and eighth-grade math and reading. Nearly ninety-six percent of students in grades 3-11 were proficient or above on achievement and Ohio Graduation tests. The official reports are released in August. Read Saturday’s Herald to see how other districts fared on the preliminary report. Board members heard from NorthwestFitnessClubExecutive Director Todd Hanneman on a proposed strength and conditioning program he would offer to students. Hanneman said he would work with coaches and students to determine what is best for each student and the program is intended to compliment any existing one. “It is my belief the results gained from a program of this nature will benefit the students and athletes of Ottoville not only in athletics but as teammates, students and citizens,” Hanneman told the board. The proposal includes core strengthening and conditioning; work on speed, agility and quickness; flexibility and strength; nutrition; conditioning leading into sports seasons; in- and out-

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Sports
DC softball reschedules summer camps The Defiance College softball program has rescheduled its series of June camps to July 27-29 at Sal Hench Field on the DC campus. For more information on these camps, please visit www. dcsoftballcamps.com. July 27: Hitting Session I, 9-11 a.m. (grades K-6); Hitting Session II, noon-2 p.m. (grades 7-12). July 28: Defense Session I, 9-11 a.m. (grades K-6); Defense Session II, noon-2 p.m. (grades 7-12). July 29: Pitching Session I, 9-11 a.m. (grades K-6); Pitching Session II, noon-2 p.m. (grades 7-12). Thirty percent chance of morning showers Friday with high in upper 80s. See page 2.

Assistant Delphos Wastewater Superintendent James “Gig” Kimmett, left, and Wastewater Superintendent Todd Teman hold the 2011 Facility Image Award received from the Ohio Water Environment Association.

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City honored for clean wastewater plant
Staff reports DELPHOS — The Ohio Water Environment Association recently awarded the City of Delphos with its Facility Image Award for cleanliness at the wastewater treatment plant. Wastewater Superintendent Todd Teman says the facility is still rather new and his department prides itself on keeping it looking as good as the day it opened. “This award is a big deal in the wastewater industry in Ohio. It recognizes the city, especially the wastewater department, on the way it takes care of the facility. It was built in November 2006 and we’ve had several-hundreds of people through it — engineers, operators, EPA people, local people — everybody is completely impressed,” he said. “They say we do a good job maintaining the equipment and keeping the facility clean. They say it doesn’t look or smell like a wastewater plant, which usually isn’t good. Our local tax dollars took care of the problem and we’re trying to keep it that way so this award is

welcomed recognition of our employees’ efforts to take care of the facility.” Assistant Wastewater Superintendent James Kimmett attended an award presentation June 21 at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Sandusky. The Facility Image Award recognizes members who have enhanced the physical image of their workplace by cleaning their own facilities, resulting in the presentation of a better image for the wastewater profession as viewed by the public.

of-season training; and general health instruction. Hanneman set fees at $3,000 for two one-hour sessions per week; $4,500 for three one-hour session per week; and $6,000 for four one hour session each week for 50 weeks per year. The number of sessions would be determined by participation. The proposed charge to students would be $75. Mangas said the Ottoville Big Green Athletic Boosters were prepared to put $3,000 into the program with fees collected going back to the boosters. It would not be a district-run program and participation is voluntary. The board agreed to renew its contract with the Schools of Ohio Risk Sharing Authority (SORSA) Insurance Program through Fawcett, Lammon, Recker & Associates Insurance Agency, Inc. to meet the district’s property, fleet, liability, and excess insurance needs for the period July 1 to June 30, 2012, in the amount of $25,589. Treasurer Bob Weber told the board the amount paid last year was $22,909. “The raise in the rate is not due to our insurance in general going up,” Weber explained. “We had been undervaluing our assets. In 2010 we said they were worth $21,689.151 and this year, they were estimated at $29,838,496. It’s important we have the valuation as close as possible in case something does happen.” The police afford the district $12 million in coverage. The board issued one-year limited contracts to the following spring sports coaches: Tony Castronova, head baseball coach; Joe Modica, head softball coach; Susan Jones, junior high boy’s track coach; Ryan Horstman, head boy’s See SCHOOL, page 3

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Work to begin soon on Franklin Elementary roof
Staff reports DELPHOS — Advanced Roofing Services will replace the Franklin Elementary School roof this summer. Advanced was granted the bid for $147,280 at a special school board meeting Wednesday. Other bids included J.B. & Co., Inc., $158,415; Bruns Building and Development, $164,571; Cotterman Construction, $167,375; and Bebout and Houg, $192,546. The bid specifications show the work will begin in July and must be completed by Aug. 19. “We had some leaks over the last couple years and have needed to repair it at various

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times. The roof’s expectancy is 15 years and we stretched it past 20 years. We’ve been pleased with it, so we’ll put the same product back on,” Superintendent Jeff Price said. Supplemental contracts were approved for Kristi Hageman, junior varsity volleyball coach; Stephanie Braun, prom coordinator; and Sherrie Stewart and Cammy Miller, junior high volleyball coaches. Brandon Behnfeldt received a two-year certified contract Wednesday. Due to an oversight in the April meeting, Behnfeldt’s contract was omitted. Behnfeldt has completed his first year with the district and was offered the two-year contract based on his evaluations.

Old Fashioned Farmers Days see 35th year

Van Wert County’s agricultural heritage will be remembered once again this weekend as the 35th annual Old Fashioned Farmers Days celebration takes place at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds. Newly-crowned Miss Ohio Ellen Bryan will be on the grounds from 4-8 p.m. today. The car show is set for 4-7 p.m. with a DJ playing music from the 50s and 60s. Activities begin again at 9 a.m. Friday and run until evening, with the big attraction being the Draft Horse and Pony event at 6 p.m. See more in Friday’s Herald.

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Law enforcement to conduct July 4th drunk driving crackdown
Law enforcement from throughout the Midwest will be cracking down on impaired drivers. The impaired driving crackdown comes as motorists prepare to celebrate the July 4th holiday weekend. Statistics gathered from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration over the past 25 years show that, on average, nearly half of all deadly traffic crashes over each year’s July 4th holiday involved some level of alcohol. In fact, 410 people were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes nationally during the Fourth of July weekend in 2009. Of that number, 40 percent involved drivers with a blood alcohol con-

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centration (BAC) of .08 or higher. That’s why law enforcement throughout the Midwest and around the nation will be out in full force cracking down on drunk drivers during the July 4th holiday period with an aggressive Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest. enforcement blitz.

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WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county Associated Press TONIGHT: Increasing clouds. Lows in the lower 60s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and storms in the morning. Then partly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. FRIDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 70s. EXTENDED FORECAST SATURDAY: Increasing clouds. A 40 percent chance of showers and storms. Highs in the lower 90s. SATURDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of storms in the evening. Then mostly clear after midnight. Lows in the upper 60s. SUNDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. SUNDAY NIGHT, MONDAY: Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Highs in the mid 80s. MONDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s.

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VAN WERT — A Delphos man is prison-bound after sentencing on a felony burglary charge. Johnny Ray Foust, 49, was given an 18-month prison sentence for entering the attached garage of a residence on W. Fourth St. in Delphos and taking alcoholic beverages. Foust was identified through DNA testing from the 2010 incident. Foust was placed on electronically-monitored house arrest after his arraignment in March in order to take care of his ailing mother. Van Wert County Common Pleas Court Judge Charles D. Steele gave Foust credit for 76 days already served in custody and ordered Foust to be kept locally until his mother’s condition could be investigated. The following individuals also appeared Wednesday: Joshua M. Minyoung, 27, Van Wert, was given a one year basic prison term on a charge of possession of drugs, a felony of the third degree. Minyoung was arrested after a traffic stop by a trooper of the Ohio State Highway Patrol on U.S. Rt. 30 on Dec. 10. The trooper discovered a large quantity of Dilaudid in the vehicle. In addition to the prison term, Judge Steele imposed a mandatory $5,000 fine. Mark L. Brown, 45, Convoy, was given a basic six month prison term on a charge of domestic violence, a felony of the fourth degree. According to a Van Wert County Sheriff’s Department investigation, Brown allegedly physically assaulted a brother who was residing in the Brown residence at the time. Brown had just recently been released from prison in Indiana and was on parole at the time. The Indiana authorities revoked his parole and spent 10 months in prison for the latest incident with his brother.

VAN WERT COUNTY COURT NEWS
Judge Steele gave Brown credit for 79 days that he had served in jail awaiting final disposition of his case. Alyssa C. Bebout, 23, Van Wert, was placed on three years of community control on a charge of trafficking in drugs and ordered that her motor vehicle be forfeited to the Van Wert City Police Department. Bebout was arrested as the result of an undercover operation conducted by the Van Wert City Police Department in September 2010, at which time Bebout delivered heroin to a subject who sold the heroin to an undercover agent. Bebout used her 1996 Chevrolet in the commission of the crime which resulted in the forfeiture of the vehicle. Bebout has recently went through a drug rehabilitation program and was ordered to complete any follow counseling as required. Judge Steele gave Bebout a basic nine-month prison sentence but deferred the imposition of the sentence pending the successful completion of the community control program. Bebout was ordered to pay all costs of the case. Samantha J. Lacy, 19, Van Wert, was sentenced to three years of community control and ordered to spend up to six months at the WORTH Center in Lima on a charge of theft of drugs a felony of the fourth degree. According to a Van Wert City Police Department investigation, Lacy took prescription pills from a residence while she was visiting with the resident in April 2010. Lacy was ordered to pay all costs associated with her case, had her drivers license suspended and must complete a substance abuse assessment along with any recommended rehabilitation programs. Judge Steele gave Lacy a basic prison term of nine months but deferred the impo-

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sition of the sentence pending the successful completion of the community control program. Eric D. Bowers, 25, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to a charge of possession of heroin and had filed a motion for treatment in lieu which was granted by Judge Steele. Bower will be under the supervision of the Adult Probation Department for a period of one year and will be responsible for all costs of the rehabilitation program. Scott Chesbro, 29, Van Wert, entered a guilty plea to a charge of domestic violence, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Judge Steele ordered a presentence investigation to be conducted and scheduled sentencing for 9 a.m. July 20. Michael Coombs Jr., 28, Van Wert, entered a guilty plea to a charge of illegal use of supplemental nutritional program benefits (food stamps). A pre-sentence investigation was ordered with sentencing scheduled for 9 a.m. Aug. 10. Matthew C. Foehl entered a guilty plea to a charge of possession of heroin, a felony of the fifth degree. Foehl had filed a motion for treatment in lieu of conviction which was granted by Judge Steele. Foehl will be under the supervision of the Van Wert County Adult Probation Department for a period of one year and will be responsible for all costs of his rehabilitation program. Rory J. Bigelow, 28, Ohio City, entered a plea of guilty to a charge of theft, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Judge Steele ordered a presentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for 9 a.m. July 27. Randal D. Keller, 51, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to a charge of possession of drugs (heroin), a felony of the fifth degree. Judge Steele ordered a presentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for 9 a.m. Aug. 10. Taren Decamp, 31, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to a charge of passing bad checks, a felony of the fifth degree, and was placed in the Prosecutor’s Diversion Program. Decamp is to make payment of $1,500 to a local car dealership. If the payment is made, the charges will be dropped.

Vehicle damaged

At 1 p.m. on Monday, Delphos police were called to the 600 block of South Jefferson Street in reference to a theft complaint. Upon officers’ arrival, the victim stated that someone had gained entry in the victim’s vehicle and had taken items from inside the vehicle. At 5:52 p.m. on Monday, Delphos police were called to the 400 block of East Fourth Street in reference to a criminal damaging complaint. Upon officers’ arrival, the victim stated that someone had caused damage to the victim’s vehicle that was parked at the residence.

Driver says another vehicle caused crash

A Delphos man was not cited following a single-vehicle crash reported at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Jeffrey Simmons, 19, told officers he was westbound in the 1000 block of Lima Avenue approaching the Delphos corporation limit when another vehicle passed him and then quickly turned in front of him. Simmons said he swerved to avoid a collision and his vehicle traveled off the north side of the roadway and struck the City of Delphos corporation limit sign.

Afghan attack left mass of bodies at luxury hotel
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Hotel guest Abdul Zahir Faizada watched as a uniformed gunman shoved a man to the ground and shot him to death at point-blank range. Suddenly, gunfire erupted and another assailant blew himself up. By the time the siege of the luxury Inter-Continental Hotel ended Wednesday, 20 people lay dead — including nine attackers, all of whom wore suicide-bomber vests — and one of Kabul’s premier landmarks was left a grisly scene of bodies, shrapnel and shattered glass. It was one of the biggest and most complex attacks ever orchestrated in the Afghan capital and appeared designed to show that the insurgents are capable of striking even in the center of power at a time when U.S. officials are speaking of progress in the nearly 10-year war. The brazen attack by militants with explosives, antiaircraft weapons, guns and grenade launchers dampened hopes that a peace settlement can be reached with the Taliban and raised doubt that Afghan security forces are ready to take the lead from foreign forces in the nearly decade-long war.

Woman receives backing violation

A Delphos woman was cited for improper backing after a two-vehicle crash reported at 8:16 p.m. Sunday at Stadium Park. Rosemary Wittler, 84, said she was backing from a parking space when her vehicle struck a parked vehicle along the Miami-Erie Canal. No one was injured. Both vehicles sustained light damage.

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Faizada, the leader of the local council in Herat province who was in Kabul to attend a conference on that very issue, had just finished dinner at the hotel restaurant and was walking to his room on the second floor around 10 p.m. Tuesday when the militants struck. He said he saw five or six people in securitytype uniforms clashing with the hotel staff and guards. For the rest of the night, Faizada and the mayor of Herat stayed locked in their darkened hotel room, whispering into cell phones with friends back in Herat who were giving them news updates of what was happening during the standoff. The attack came just a week after President Barack Obama said he would start withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan next month. The suicide bombers struck on the eve of a two-day conference on transferring the responsibility for security across the nation to Afghan forces between now and the end of 2014. The U.S.-led military coalition, Afghan government and Ashraf Ghani, chairman of the transition commission, all vowed that the Afghan army and police would be ready in time.

Mitchell was first published by The Macmillan Co. in New York. On this date: In 1859, French acrobat Charles Blondin (blahn-DAN’) walked back and forth on a tightrope above the gorge of Niagara Falls as thousands of spectators watched. In 1860, the famous Oxford University Museum debate on Darwin’s theory of evolution took place as Anglican Bishop Samuel Wilberforce led his side in denouncing the concept, while biologist T.H. Huxley rose to defend it.

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Vaughn Horstman, head girl’s track; Ty Wannnemacher, junior varsity baseball; Shawn Knodell, junior high girl’s track; Krista Schomaeker and Alicia Haselman, Co junior high volleyball coaches. In other business, the board: • Approved increasing the mileage reimbursement rate from $.44 per mile to $.45 per mile effective July 1 per negotiated agreement; • Established Fund 2009640 FCCLA. Pamela Hickey will be the advisor for this student activity; • Accepted and approved the Student Activity/Athletic Budgets and proposed moneymaking activities for school year • Approve the FY12 Northwest Ohio Area Computer Services Cooperative Computer Services Agreement for $8,628.45. This services includes the district’s EMIS reporting, Progress Book (online grading system accessible by parents), server backup, MOODLE, e-mail storage and more; • Approved the waiver affidavit for Body Mass Index Screening for the 2011-2012 school year. • Approved the High School and Elementary Book Bills for the 2011-2012 school year; • Congratulated the following student athletes for their spring sports accomplishments: Baseball Matt Honigford and Cody DeLong, First Team PCL; Cody DeLong, Second Team All Ohio; Aaron Wehri, Second Team PCL; and Honorable Mention PCL went to Tyler Turnwald, Austin Markward and Travis Maag. Softball Kelsey Hoersten Second Team PCL Marissa Nienberg Honorable Mention PCL Makenzie Martin Honorable Mention PCL Track (state qualifiers) Natasha Kaufman, Abby Siefker, Shayla Siefker, Tammy Wannemacher, Kari Beining, Taylor Mangas, Travis Eickholt, Tonya Kaufman and Lauren Kramer. • Approve the following unpaid volunteer coaches for the 2011-2012 school year: baseball — David Farlar, Brad Honigford and Chris Kemper; track, James Klima and Logan Klima; and tennis, Tim Turnwald; • Approve the revised Ottoville Local School’s Student/Parent Handbook; • Approve the Memorandum of Understanding to add the FCCLA as a supplemental to the Appendix A of the negotiated agreement. In addition, offer Pamela Hickey a oneyear limited supplemental contract for FCCLA advisor. Hickey will be credited with two years experience; • Accepted the resignation of Connie Rhodes as assistant softball coach; • Approved the contract with Northwest Physical Therapy for physical therapy services for the 2011-2012 school year at $52 per unit per student; and • Approve the NEOLA policy updates as presented in the board member’s packet. The next meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. July 20 at the St. Barbara Parish in Cloverdale.

Power refund due to AEP customers
COLUMBUS — American Electric Power’s (AEP) customers are due a $23.7 million refund, plus interest, for the costs AEP collected for a new power plant it never built, according to consumer advocates. Consumer groups representing AEP’s customers – the Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel (OCC), Industrial Energy UsersOhio, Ohio Energy Group and Ohio Partners for Affordable Energy – today asked the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) to begin the refund process after the fiveyear deadline for AEP to start construction on an integrated gasification combined-cycle (IGCC) power plant elapsed. “This refund is long overdue,” Consumers’ Counsel Janine Migden-Ostrander said. “AEP’s customers unnecessarily paid higher electric rates for a product they were not benefiting

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Van Wert ‘Holiday at Home’ Celebration starts Friday
Van Wert’s “Holiday at Home” is a Fourth of July Celebration beginning on Friday in Fountain Park, with the Lima Symphony Pops Orchestra and its annual “Star Spangled Spectacular”. On July 4, there will be a Pancake and Sausage breakfast from 7-11 a.m. at the VFW Post located at the corner of N. Shannon and Jackson streets. Other activities are also being planned at the Post. The Firecracker Bike Tour, sponsored by the Van Wert County Historical Society will leave from Jubilee Park at 7:30 a.m. with routes of 18, 32 & 62 miles throughout the county or just take a one mile fun run (Dan Brandt 419-238-3615) at 10:30 leaving from the Brumback Library and running down Main Street. Wander on up to Main Street and find a good location to watch the annual 4th of July Parade, that starts at 11 a.m. proceeding on Main Street from Cherry to

from. Customers need this money back in their pockets.” The Supreme Court of Ohio ruled in 2008 that the PUCO had to re-evaluate its 2006 decision that allowed AEP to charge customers for research and preconstruction costs for the IGCC plant. To date, the PUCO has not revisited its decision. Customers paid the costs for 12 months, ending July 2007. In 2005, Columbus Southern Power and Ohio Power filed an application seeking approval to construct a 629-megawatt IGCC power plant in Meigs County. Even as cost estimates for the power plant continued to increase, the PUCO approved collections from customers for the initial stage of the project. The costs of a similar IGCC power plant being constructed in Indiana are expected to total more than $2 billion.

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The Environmental Working Group recommends avoiding spray sunscreens entirely. With so little known about the effects of sunscreen chemicals on the body when rubbed into the skin, they say, we may never know how much worse the effects may be when they are inhaled. E - The Environmental Magazine benzone, avobenzone, benzophone, mexoryl, PABA or PARSOL 1789) mimic the body’s natural hormones and as such can essentially confuse the body’s systems. Quite a risk to take, considering that the chemical varieties don’t even work for very long once applied. Meanwhile, “mineral” sunscreens are considered somewhat safer, as their active ingredients are natural elements such as zinc or titanium. But “micronized” or “nano-scale” particles of these minerals can get below the skin surface and cause allergic reactions and other problems for some people. EWG recommends sticking with “mineral” sunscreens whenever possible but, more important, taking other precautions to avoid prolonged sun exposure altogether. “At EWG we use sunscreens, but we look for shade, wear protective clothing, and avoid the noontime sun before we smear on the cream,” the group reports. As for spray varieties, EWG recommends avoiding them entirely: “These ingredients are not meant to be inhaled into the lungs.” With so little known about the effects of sunscreen chemicals on the body when rubbed into the skin, we may never know how much worse the effects may be when they are inhaled.

But suffice it to say: When your neighbor at the beach is spraying down Junior, it’s in your best interest to turn away and cover your nose and mouth. The root of the problem, according to EWG, is failure on the part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), despite repeated requests from public health and consumer advocates, to implement sunscreen safety standards, some of which were proposed by government scientists more than three decades ago. EWG only considers a small percentage of the sunscreens on the market—none of which come packaged in spray cans—safe for human use. Some of the top rated varieties come from manufacturers including All Terrain, Aubrey Organics, Badger, Blue Lizard, California Baby, La Roche-Posay, Purple Prairie Botanicals, thinksport, and UV Natural. None of the mainstream drug store variety brands appear on EWG’s recommended list. The full list is available on the sunscreens section of EWG’s Skin Deep website. With summer now upon us, stock up on good sunscreen before it’s too late. EarthTalk® is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E - The Environmental Magazine (www.emagazine.com). Send questions to: earthtalk@ emagazine.com.

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“In order to go on living one must try to escape the death involved in perfectionism.” — Hannah Arendt, German-born American philosopher and historian (1906-1975).

Obama gets tough with GOP over debt talks
By BEN FELLER AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON — In a blistering rebuke of Republicans, President Barack Obama on Wednesday pressed lawmakers to accept tax increases as part of a deal to cut the nation’s deficits and avoid a crippling government default. “Let’s get it done,” Obama challenged, chiding Congress for frequent absences from Washington. Senators from Obama’s own party quickly said they’d consider canceling next week’s July 4 recess to work on a possible agreement, and as the day went on senators said they assumed they would stay. In a White House news conference, Obama offered one fresh wrinkle to try to give the economy and pessimistic voters a lift, calling on Congress to pass a oneyear extension of the Social Security payroll tax cut that employees got this year. But he used most of the hourlong session to try to sway public opinion his way on the debt debate consuming Washington. Obama accused Republicans of intransigence over tax hikes, comparing their leaders to procrastinating children and painting them as putting millionaires, oil companies and jet owners ahead of needy students. One Democratic official said that in talks to date, the administration was seeking roughly $400 billion in higher tax revenue over the next decade. Responding quickly to the news conference, the Republican House Speaker, Rep. John Boehner of Ohio, shot back that the president was ignoring reality. “His administration has been burying our kids and grandkids in new debt and offered no plan to rein in spending,” Boehner said as the day’s events seemed only to entrench both sides. “The president is sorely mistaken if he believes a bill to raise the debt ceiling and raise taxes would pass the House. The votes simply aren’t there.” Obama insisted he wouldn’t support a deal to cut the deficit unless it includes higher tax revenue, not just spending cuts. Republicans have refused to consider that. The stalemate threatens to derail an extension of the nation’s $14.3 trillion debt limit, which in turn could lead the government into an

One Year Ago • Rich Wurst, Otto Wenzlick and Don Miller from the Ottoville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post presented Ottoville Volunteer Fire Department Chief Dennis Bendele and Assistant Chief Dan Honigford with an Eclipse infrared camera. The camera cost $4,800 and is used to see temperature variations in buildings and for search and rescue. 25 Years Ago — 1986 • Travis Roxlau, a student at St. John’s High School, recently attended the Hugh O’Brian Youth Foundation Ohio Leadership Seminar at Ohio Dominican College in Columbus. The foundation was established by Hugh O’Brian following a week spent by the actor with humanitarian Dr. Albert Schweitzer. Roxlau, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ric Roxlau. • The Red Devils know what it’s like to see the opposition score runs after giving up 70 runs in two Girls 2-3-4 League games. The Garbage Pail Kids trashed the Red Devils 33-8 and Munch’s Mashers massacred the Devils 37-15. However the Mashers were handed their first defeat by the Dynamite Demolishers 13-9. • Putnam County high school bands took first place in three classes at the Northwest Ohio Volunteer Fire Association parade in Wauseon. Ottawa-Glandorf Titan Brass, under the direction of Louis Breece, took first in Class A. Columbus Grove Bulldog Marching Band, directed by Robert Montooth, was first in Class B. In Class C, Kalida High School Wildcat Band, under the direction of Charles Myers, took first. 50 Years Ago — 1961 • Mickey’s Drive-in Cleaners, West Fifth Street, will be closed July 3 and reopen July 10 at its new location on North Street, Mickey Vondran, owner, has announced. All equipment will be moved into a building formerly known as the Osting Construction Company, behind Meyer’s IGA. • Recently two youngsters went fishing in the canal behind the offices of the Better Grow Corp. in the Lange Building. Eight-year-old Billy McBride from Spencerville and fiveyear-old Bobby Long of Delphos, pulled an unusually large fish from the canal waters. It weighed approximately two pounds and was estimated ten inches long. • Spokesmen for the Delphos Junior Chamber of Commerce have announced that there will be a gigantic fireworks display July 4 as a climax to the Jaycees annual Fourth of July Family Day celebration at the city recreation field. Herman Meyers of the IGA Markets in Delphos and Fort Jennings is the sole sponsor of the display and has donated the money to the Jaycees for this highlight of the local celebration. 75 Years Ago — 1936 • There is to be a “Delphos Day” at the Great Lakes Exposition which has now opened at Cleveland. A communication for the exposition authorities was reported at a meeting of the Delphos Civic Club. Henry J. Lange, president of the club, announced that exposition officials had suggested that July 16 be made “Delphos Day” at the exposition. • Fort Jennings is slated to battle the Converse baseball team at Converse next Sunday afternoon. Last Sunday afternoon, Jennings defeated Kalida, 7-3. Hoffman, Kalida hurler, allowed 15 hits while Davis, pitching for Jennings, let loose with eight. Mack led the hitting with his four drives. • Martha Ulm, Grand Regent of the Delphos court of the Catholic Daughters of America, was in Cleveland Sunday to attend the meeting of the state officers of the organization and of the Grand Regents of the state. Sunday also marked the 18th anniversary of the institution of Court Cleveland.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — 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. Obama addressed the case for the first time on Wednesday, declining to criticize or openly support the actions of the independent federal agency. But he said “as a general proposition, companies need to have the freedom to relocate,” though they must follow the law when doing so. “What I think defies common sense would be a notion that we would be shutting down a plant or laying off workers because labor and management can’t come to a sensible agreement,” Obama said. The NLRB alleges that Boeing retaliated against its unionized work force in Washington state by opening a new production line for its 787 airplane in South Carolina, a right-to-work state. The agency is not seeking to shut down the new plant, but wants a judge to order Boeing to return all 787 assembly work to Washington. Boeing says it opened the South Carolina plant specifically to build 787 airplanes. It contends the lawsuit would effectively require the company to close the $750 million plant and lay off thousands of new workers there. The case — which could drag on for years — has become an unwanted distraction for Obama as he tries to mend relations with the business community and contend with polls that show growing public disapproval 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 been a litmus test for every GOP presidential candidate visiting the state. And they have not disappointed her.

Labor dispute at Boeing turns into a headache

Obama: ‘Fuss’ over Libya is politics
By DONNA CASSATA Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Wednesday dismissed the congressional criticism of his decision to wage war against Libya as political and argued that any sign of support from Washington for strongman Moammar Gadhafi makes no sense. Pushing back against Republicans and Democrats, Obama defended his decision to order U.S. military action more than three months ago and insisted he had not violated the 1973 War Powers Resolution, which requires congressional authorization within 60 days of the first military strikes. The president claims Americans supporting the NATO-led operation are not engaged in full-blown hostilities, making congressional consent unnecessary. “We have engaged in a limited operation to help a lot of people against one of the worst tyrants in the world, somebody who nobody should want to defend,” Obama said at a White House news conference. “And we should be sending out a unified message to this guy that he should step down and give his people a fair chance to live their lives without fear. And this suddenly becomes the By PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press cause celebre for some folks in Congress? Come on.” The reason, the president said, is “a lot of this fuss is politics.” In fact, congressional Republicans and Democrats have challenged Obama’s authority and claims. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 14-5 on Tuesday for a resolution approving the military campaign against Libya, but only after adopting an amendment by Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., that said the U.S. military actions are hostilities that require congressional approval under the War Powers Resolution. Last week, the House voted overwhelmingly against giving Obama the authority to continue the military mission but stopped short of cutting off funds. House Republicans and Democrats contend that Obama has not provided a compelling rationale for the operation and ignored Congress in not seeking its authority. Seventy Democrats abandoned the president on the 295-123 vote. “I honestly don’t know how he can say it’s political,” said Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Fla., in a telephone interview shortly after the president’s news conference. “We, in a strong bipartisan voice,

unprecedented default. “They need to do their job,” Obama said of Republicans. “Now’s the time to go ahead and make the tough choices.” Professing optimism — but with a bite — the president said, “Call me naive, but my expectation is that leaders are going to lead.” Obama’s aggressive response came with the country souring on the recovery, the Republican presidential contenders taking aim at his economic record and GOP leaders in Congress challenging him to show more leadership in the debt stalks. His re-election hinges on the economy, and Obama is trying to restore a sense of public confidence. The Treasury Department says the government is on pace to begin failing to pay its bills by Aug. 2 unless Congress votes to allow the limit on federal debt to rise. Obama declared that is a “hard deadline” and warned that waiting too long could spook capital markets and prompt investors to bail. Here, too, he tried to put heat on Congress by saying lawmakers should cancel any plans to take days off in July if they can’t make substantial progress by the end of this week.

Republican presidential hopefuls collect last bucks
WASHINGTON — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was poised to collect as much as $20 million during the fundraising quarter that ends today, advisers said, as his rivals for the GOP presidential nomination struggled to keep pace with the campaign’s front-runner. With the three-month reporting period’s end in sight, the crowded field of GOP contenders made finalhour pitches for contributions that will be an early measure of their campaign’s strength — or weakness. Romney, scheduled for fundraisers in the Washington area on Wednesday and in Philadelphia on today, was positioned to far outraise other Republicans looking to challenge President Barack Obama’s well-financed reelection campaign for 2012. Romney, however, is the candidate to beat now. He raised more than $10 million in a single day in Las Vegas and has worked the GOP donor community hard. On Wednesday, he was holding a $2,500-a-person fundraiser in a Washington suburb after meeting privately with senators on Capitol Hill to pitch himself as the candidate in the strongest position to make Obama a one-term president. Romney is expected to report raising $16 million to $20 million for the quarter, said two advisers who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss fundraising before the deadline. Romney, who pumped $42 million of his own fortune into his 2008 presidential race, was not planning to write himself a check this time and instead has canvassed hotbeds of GOP donors such as Texas, California and New York. Romney’s rivals weren’t expected to match those sums. “Your investment and commitment will send a clear message to President Obama: Failure is not an option for our nation. Please make a secure online donation through my website,” former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who is struggling to attract cash, said in a message to supporters. “I wanted to reach out, as I just received another call from my finance director. She reminded me that our fundraising deadline is June 30 — today — and asked if I could reach out to supporters nationwide,” former Sen. Rick Santorum wrote to his backers. “In the coming months,

said it’s not about parties, it’s about separation of power.” The constitutional clash pits the commander in chief, who says he has the legal authority to involve the U.S. military in the mission in Libya, against the Congress, where lawmakers seized on reports that Obama overruled the advice of some of his legal advisers in their interpretation of the War Powers Resolution. “The administration’s own lawyers believe that the president has failed to comply with the War Powers Act,” said Michael Steel, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. “His refusal to answer a basic question — does he believe the law is constitutional or not? — is unacceptable. Congress, and the American people, deserve a straight answer.” Obama contended that the debate raging over his authority and the operation misses the point about Gadhafi, who faces an arrest warrant from the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity. “A guy who was a state sponsor of terrorist operations against the United States of America is pinned down, and the noose is tightening around him,” said Obama, who reiterated that Gadhafi must step down.

Mary Kaye, the children and I will be traveling across the country meeting with Americans just like you while talking about our plan to make America great again. But we will need your help,” former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman wrote to his supporters. The campaigns have until July 15 to disclose their official hauls — and expenses, which could be more than they raised for some candidates — but advisers expected to release highlights in the coming days. Those numbers will help still-undecided donors pick which of the candidates to support. “You’ve got to be a little bit crazy and a little intrepid to talk about putting together a presidential campaign that you’d like to see others put money into,” Huntsman said during a recent interview. Pawlenty, who for years has laid the groundwork for a presidential bid, has faced hurdles to raising funds, and some of his advisers are working without pay. Pawlenty aides say the fulltime staff continues to collect paychecks and the campaign will report raising enough money to finance their operations in early nominating states Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.

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Patriotic Frozen Delight 1 can sweetened condensed milk 1/3 cup lemon juice 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel 2 cups (16 ounces) plain yogurt 2 cups miniature marshmallows ½ cup chopped pecans 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries 1 cup fresh blueberries In a bowl, combine milk, lemon juice and peel. Stir in yogurt, marshmallows and pecans. Spread half into an ungreased 11x 7-inch dish. Sprinkle with half of the strawberries and blueberries. Cover with the remaining yogurt mixture; top with remaining berries. Cover and freeze. Remove from the freezer 15-20 minutes before serving. Serves 12. Grilled Picnic Taco Nachos 5 cups tortilla chips 1 can (15 ounces) black

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TODAY 5-7 p.m. — The Interfaith Thrift Shop is open for shopping. FRIDAY 7:30 a.m. — Delphos Optimist Club meets at the A&W Drive-In, 924 E. Fifth St. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 1-4 p.m. — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. SATURDAY 9 a.m.-noon — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. St. Vincent DePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. John’s High School parking lot, is open. 10 a.m to 2 p.m. — Delphos Postal Museum is open. Please notify the Delphos Herald at 419-695-0015 if there are any corrections or additions to the Coming Events column.

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Celebrate Independence Day with a dessert to keep you cool and grilled nachos to keep the kitchen cool. Happy 4th of July!

beans, drained, rinsed and mashed 1 can (4.5 ounces) chopped green chiles, drained 2 teaspoons taco seasoning mix 2 tomatoes, chopped 2 medium green onions, sliced (2 tablespoons) 3 cups finely shredded Monterey Jack cheese (8 ounces) Heat gas or charcoal grill. Spray a 12x18-inch foil pan with cooking spray. Spread tortilla chips in pan. In a medium bowl, mix beans, chiles and taco seasoning mix; spoon evenly over tortilla chips. Top with tomatoes and onions. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover pan with foil. Place foil pan on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 8 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Carefully remove foil. Serves 4. *Substitute 1 pound ground beef, cooked and drained, for the black beans.

Lyndsi M. Kill, daughter of Ted and Kim Kill of Delphos, graduated from the College of Pharmacy. She received the doctorate of pharmacy degree. On campus, Kill was active in the Academy of Student Pharmacists, the Pharmacy Council, the Student Society of Health Systems Pharmacists, and Kappa Alpha Theta social fraternity for women. Kill is a graduate of St. John’s High School.

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Nicole M. Mesker, daughter of Carl and Sharon Mesker of Spring Lake, graduated with high distinction from the College of Arts and Sciences. She received the bachelor of arts degree in language arts education. On campus, Mesker was active in Phi Kappa Phi scholastic honorary, the campus chapter of the Secondary Education Society, which is recognized by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Kappa Delta Pi education honorary and Sigma Tau Delta English honorary. Mesker is a graduate of St. John’s High School.

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Andrew Swick, son of Dave and Sheri Swick of Delphos, graduated from the College of Engineering. He received the bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering. On campus, Swick was active in the Joint Engineering Council, and the men’s wrestling team. Swick is a graduate of Jefferson High School.

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Spencer Township Park Saturday’s Results Notes: This was Landry Williams’ 5th year in a row he has won the race. Competitor Age City Time 4 Mile Run 1. Landry Williams M19 Monroeville, IN 22:20.8; 2. Ken Basinger M33 Pandora 23:15.2; 3. Jonathan Rex M20 Spencerville 23:53.3; 4. Kevin Lenhart M18 Spencerville 25:10.0; 5. Jerry Williams Jr. M51 Fort Wayne, IN 25:25.4; 6. Jeremy Hounshell M34 Lima 25:39.6; 7. Ryan Schadewald M18 Lima 26:06.5; 8. Ron Bonifas M51 Delphos 26:16.9; 9. Andrew Lininger M32 St. Marys 27:21.4; 10. Brad Contris M43 Harrod 28:03.3; 11. Del Barton M55 Lima 28:06.3; 12. Aaron Crites M14 St. Marys 28:18.9; 13. Adrian Kimmett W18 Delphos 28:29.0; 14. Alec Benny M14 Wapakoneta 28:40.9; 15. Jay Hager M51 Spencerville 28:43.3; 16. Matt Sterling M15 Lima 28:52.6; 17. Tom Farley M42 Spencerville 28:53.4; 18. Kevin Dukes M60 Delphos 28:57.1; 19. Gary Williams M50 Monroeville 29:14.0; 20. Kristi Lehmkuhl W38 Lima 29:16.9; 21. David Foster M31 Reynoldsburg 29:23.7; 22. Josh McCracken M28 Lowell, MI 29:38.5; 23. Rich Deubler M35 Lima, MI 29:39.9; 24. Steve Hellman M44 Delphos 29:47.8; 25. Eli Kentner M13 Wapakoneta 29:57.6; 26. Kevin Crites M42 St. Marys, MI 30:32.4; 27. Nicole Garcia W22 Lima 30:50.5; 28. Mike Gibson M54 Wapakoneta 30:55.7; 29. Brian Bice M37 Miamisburg 31:24.6; 30. Jerry Maus M50 Harrod 31:25.8; 31. Jeremy Koester M32 Ottoville 31:28.6; 32. Adam Stemen M25 Erie, MI 33:04.6; 33. Joe Mueller M46 Mendon 33:09.4; 34. Caleb Vogt M15 Spencerville 33:22.5; 35. Patrick Plikerd M46 Bellefontaine 33:23.7; 36. Stephanie Koenig W18 Delphos 33:25.1; 37. Michael Variell M54 Convoy 33:32.7; 38. Tom Wilson M65 Elida 34:02.8; 39. Jaden Heitkamp M14 St. Marys 34:06.4; 40. Lyn Mulcahy W39 Lima 34:09.5; 41. Beverly Gibson W43 Wapakoneta 34:12.6; 42. Mary Ellen Lenhart W48 Spencerville, 34:13.4; 43. Toby Dick M36 Lima 34:15.5; 44. Don Wiechart M44 Spencerville 34:52.0; 45. Chris Massie M26 Lima, MI 35:28.4; 46. Jarrett Wagner M12 Spencerville 35:34.7; 47. Anna Raines W22 Spencerville 35:47.7; 48. Stephanie Nielsen W36 Spencerville 36:13.3; 49. Karen Bacon W32 Lima 36:43.8; 50. Heidi Simons W40 Miamisburg 37:13.9; 51. Connie Frazee W43 New Bremen 37:15.9; 52. Bob Bertrand M68 Lima 37:22.9; 53. Kristy Reynolds W39 Lima 38:50.5; 54. James Rex M34 Lima 39:51.0; 55. Jordan Wagner M15 Spencerville 40:28.1; 56. Kit Wiechart W43 Spencerville 41:44.9; 57. Ron Miller M67 Wapakoneta 42:01.1; 58. Matt Kentner M45 Wapakoneta 42:15.4; 59. Jackie Degen W49 Spencerville 42:18.1; 60. Allie Kohl W19 Lima 42:26.2; 61. Nicole Crites W12 St. Marys 43:48.5; 62. Stan Frazee M56 New Bremen 45:09.8; 63. Richard Foster M60 Spencerville 45:23.2; 64. Jacie Eding W31 Leipsic 45:30.1; 65. Cathy Dunahay W48 Lima 46:10.3; 66. Jodi Deubler W34 Lima, MI 47:22.4; 67. Brittany Lammers W29 Fort Lauderdale, FL 48:35.8; 68. Noemi Adams W29 Leipsic, MI 48:36.2; 69. Tabitha Adams W28 Spencerville 50:19.9; 70. Ralph Waite M62 Lima 53:31.6; 71. Lisa Deibler W49 Spencerville 1:02:21.7; 72. Bill Deibler M57 Spencerville 1:02:22.8.

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Jays use big sixth inning to beat Lancers
BY BRIAN BASSETT sports@timesbulletin.com MIDDLE POINT — The St. John’s Blue Jays ACME baseball team traveled to Lincolnview Wednesday to take on the Lancers in a double header of sorts. The two teams had to finish a game that was postponed earlier in the season due to weather, before playing their regularly scheduled game which was moved from Delphos to Middle Point. The first game saw just over an inning of play, with St. John’s winning, 17-6, in a run-rule shortened affair. Lincolnview led most of the second game, but St. John’s came from behind to take the lead for good in the sixth inning, scoring 12 runs in the frame. The Blue Jays won the second game 12-4. The second game may have been on Lincolnview’s field, but they were the away team due to the game being moved from Delphos. Nick Leeth led the game off for the Lancers with an infield single and Troy Patterson then laid down a sacrifice bunt to send Leeth to second. A Clayton Longstreth RBI double scored Leeth, giving the Lancers the 1-0 lead after the frame. Eli Farmer went to work on the mound for the Lancers in the bottom of the first, shutting down the Blue Jays, allowing only one runner, who reached on error. Lincolnview struck again in the top of the second when Conner McCleery reached on error. McCleery advanced to second on a Dylon Schleeter

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1 Mile Fun Run 1. Gavin Lininger M9 St. Marys 7:47.3; 2. Caleb Ralston M7 Coldwater 8:13.0; 3. Michael Crites M6 St. Marys 8:20.4; 4. Megan Baughman W6 Spencerville 10:36.5; 5. Josh Ralston M6 Coldwater 13:00.5. 4 Mile Run Age Group Results WOMEN Overall: 1. Adrian Kimmett W18 28:29.00; 2. Kristi Lehmkuhl W38 29:16.90; 3. Nicole Garcia W22 30:50.50. 14 & Under: 1. Nicole Crites W12 43:48.50. 17-18: 1. Stephanie Koenig W18 33:25.10. 19-24: 1. Anna Raines W22 35:47.70; 2. Allie Kohl W19 42:26.20. 25-29: 1. Brittany Lammers W29 48:35.80; 2. Noemi Adams W29 48:36.20; 3. Tabitha Adams W28 50:19.90. 30-34: 1. Karen Bacon W32 36:43.80; 2. Jacie Eding W31 45:30.10; 3. Jodi Deubler W34 47:22.40. 35-39: 1. Lyn Mulcahy W39 34:09.50; 2. Stephanie Nielsen W36 36:13.30; 3. Kristy Reynolds W39 38:50.50. 40-44: 1. Beverly Gibson W43 34:12.60; 2. Heidi Simons W40 37:13.90; 3. Connie Frazee W43 37:15.90; 4. Kit Wiechart W43 41:44.90. 45-49: 1. Mary Ellen Lenhart W48 34:13.40; 2. Jackie Degen W49 42:18.10; 3. Cathy Dunahay W48 46:10.30; 4. Lisa Deibler W49 1:02:21.70. MEN Overall: 1. Landry Williams M19 22:20.80; 2. Ken Basinger M33 23:15.20; 3. Jonathan Rex M20 23:53.30. 14 & Under: 1. Aaron Crites M14 28:18.90; 2. Alec Benny M14 28:40.90; 3. Eli Kentner M13 29:57.60; 4. Jaden Heitkamp M14 34:06.40; 5. Jarrett Wagner M12 35:34.70. 15-16: 1. Matt Sterling M15 28:52.60; 2. Caleb Vogt M15 33:22.50; 3. Jordan Wagner M15 40:28.10. 17-18: 1. Kevin Lenhart M18 25:10.00; 2. Ryan Schadewald M18 26:06.50. 25-29: 1. Josh McCracken M28 29:38.50; 2. Adam Stemen M25 33:04.60; 3. Chris Massie M26 35:28.40. 30-34: 1. Jeremy Hounshell M34 25:39.60; 2. Andrew Lininger M32 27:21.40; 3. David Foster M31 29:23.70; 4. Jeremy Koester M32 31:28.60; 5. James Rex M34 39:51.00. 35-39: 1. Rich Deubler M35 29:39.90; 2. Brian Bice M37 31:24.60; 3. Toby Dick M36 34:15.50. 40-44: 1. Brad Contris M43 28:03.30; 2. Tom Farley M42 28:53.40; 3. Steve Hellman M44 29:47.80; 4. Kevin Crites M42 30:32.40; 5. Don Wiechart M44 34:52.00. 45-49: 1. Joe Mueller M46 33:09.40; 2. Patrick Plikerd M46 33:23.70; 3. Matt Kentner M45 42:15.40. 50-54: 1. Jerry Williams Jr. M51 25:25.40; 2. Ron Bonifas M51 26:16.90; 3. Jay Hager M51 28:43.30; 4. Gary Williams M50 29:14.00; 5. Mike Gibson M54 30:55.70; 6. Jerry Maus M50 31:25.80; 7. Michael Variell M54 33:32.70. 55-59: 1. Del Barton M55 28:06.30; 2. Stan Frazee M56 45:09.80; 3. Bill Deibler M57 1:02:22.80. 60-69: 1. Kevin Dukes M60 28:57.10; 2. Tom Wilson M65 34:02.80; 3. Bob Bertrand M68 37:22.90; 4. Ron Miller M67 42:01.10; 5. Richard Foster M60 45:23.20; 6. Ralph Waite M62 53:31.60.

Brazil beats Australia 1-0 at Women’s World Cup
The Associated Press MOENCHENGLADBACH, Germany — Rosana’s second-half strike lifted Brazil to a 1-0 victory over Australia in its opening match at the women’s World Cup on Wednesday. The breakthrough in a hard-fought Group D match came in the 54th minute, when Cristiane capitalized on some scrappy Australian defending to head the ball to the 28-year-old Rosana, who took one touch past a defender before unleashing her shot past the helpless Melissa Barbieri. “We have to improve when you play a World Cup,” Brazil coach Kleiton Lima said. “Despite the fact players are very experienced, they might be nervous, they might be anxious in the first game, but that’s now out of the way.” Lisa De Vanna might have scored an equalizer but fired over in the 87th minute with only the goalkeeper to beat, and Australia also went close from a corner at the very end. In the earlier Group D match, Emilie Haavi scored a late winner to give Norway a 1-0 victory over tournament newcomer Equatorial Guinea. Brazil signaled its intent to attack when it lined up with three in defense, but Australia coped well with the likes of Cristiane and five-time FIFA player of the year Marta. Marta started brightly, skipping past a number of challenges before putting in a cross in the third minute, and Servet Uzunlar’s interception was crucial a minute later with the 25-year-old Brazilian through on goal. “I was really pleased with the way we defended against Marta,” Australia’s Scottish coach Tom Sermanni said. “I don’t know if she got a shot on goal today.” Rosana was unlucky to see her header land on the roof of the net in the ninth minute, after a flowing move instigated by Marta’s delightful chip forward. The Australians showed they were not intimidated, however, with De Vanna displaying trickery on the left wing, and Elise Kellond-Knight playing the ball through the legs of a Brazilian before clearing from defense. They might have scored from a free kick that caused panic in the Brazilian defense before Fabiana finally managed to clear in the 19th, while Andreia was forced to react to stop a good shot from Kyah Simon.

St. John’s pitcher T.J. Hoersten winds one up. single before a Leeth single fice bunt to move Courtney to then scored McCleery, mak- third and Densel to second. An ing the score 2-0 in favor Austin Reindel single scored of the Lancers. Farmer shut Courtney and Densel, putting down the Blue Jays again in St. John’s on the board before the bottom of the second, fac- Farmer forced and out to end ing only four batters in the the rally. After four complete, frame. the Lancers led, 3-2. The Lancers got another run Neither team scored in the in the third when Longstreth fifth, each sending five batters drew a walk, stole second and to the plate and recording two scored on a McCleery double. hits. Austin Jostpille came St. John’s got their first hit off on to relieve Hoersten on the Farmer in the bottom of the mound for the Blue Jays in third, a Cody Kundert single, the top of the sixth. Jostpille but could not manage to score shut down the Lancers in the as Farmer recorded his third frame, allowing only a Leeth consecutive scoreless inning. single. Blue Jay pitcher T.J. St. John’s broke the game Hoersten managed to hold the wide open in the bottom of the Lancers scoreless in the top sixth, starting with a Densel of the fourth and the Blue Jay triple. Densel scored on a hitters broke through in the fielder’s choice followed by an bottom of the frame. Tanner error which allowed Reindel Calvelage drew a walk to to reach base. Alex Wehri and begin the Blue Jay fourth Jostpille then forced consecuand was followed by a Clay tive walks to load the bases. Courtney infield hit. Ryan Troy Warnecke delivered a Densel then laid down a sacri- three-run double to make the

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score, 6-3, Blue Jays. Ben Wrasman then forced a walk, followed by a Ryan Beuscher RBI single. Courtney delivered an two-run single then scored on a passed ball making the score 10-3, Blue Jays. Densel forced a bases loaded walk later in the inning and Wehri was hit by a pitch. Densel and Wehri scored on a Jostpille single making the game 12-3, Blue Jays. Kyle Williams then came on to pitch in relief for the Lancers, he recorded a quick out to end the Blue Jay rally. Williams led off the top of the seventh by reaching on error, Longstreth then lined a single. Farmer scored Williams on an RBI single before Jostpille recorded a strikeout to end the game, his third of the inning. Jostpille got the win for St. John’s, going two innings, allowing an unearned run while striking out four without allowing a walk. Leading Hitters for the Lancers were, Leeth who went 3-4 with an RBI and a run scored, and Longstreth who went 2-2 with two walks, an RBI and a run scored. Leading hitters for the Blue Jays were, Warnecke who went 2-2 with a walk, two RBIs and a run scored, and Courtney who went 2-4 with an RBI and two runs scored.
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By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Raul Ibanez hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the seventh, Vance Worley pitched seven strong innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Boston Red Sox 2-1 on Wednesday night. In a series billed as a World Series preview, the major leagueleading Phillies (51-30) have taken two straight and go for a sweep today. Worley (3-1) allowed one run and five hits. The rookie righthander has filled in nicely for injured starters Roy Oswalt and Joe Blanton. Michael Stutes pitched a perfect eighth and Antonio Bastardo finished for his third save and first filling in for Ryan Madson. Boston’s John Lackey (5-7) gave up two runs and eight hits in 7 2-3 innings in one of his best starts this season. He lowered his ERA from 7.36 to 6.81. The Red Sox have lost six of seven since going 14-2. Angels 1, Nationals 0 ANAHEIM, Calif. — Dan Haren pitched two-hit ball through 7 1-3 innings and the Angels swept past Davey Johnson’s new team. The 68-year-old Johnson took over the Nationals this week, returning as a major league manager for the first time since 2000. Washington had won 13 of 15 going into the series at Anaheim, with most of the wins coming before manager Jim Riggleman

resigned. Despite the loss, the Nationals finished the month 17-10. It’s the first time they’ve had a winning record in June since 2005. The only run came in the fourth inning and was unearned after a throwing error by third baseman Ryan Zimmerman. Howie Kendrick’s double-play grounder drove it in. Washington’s Jordan Zimmermann (5-7) allowed four hits over eight innings in his first career complete game in 38 starts. Reds 4, Rays 3 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Ryan Hanigan hit a three-run homer off James Shields, leading Cincinnati to the victory. Hanigan connected with two out in the fourth for his first homer since going deep twice April 3 against Milwaukee. Shields (8-5) had given up just two runs in his previous three starts, all of which were completegame wins. Edinson Volquez (5-3) gave up three runs and four hits in 6 1-3 innings. After Logan Ondrusek and Bill Bray combined for 1 2-3 innings, Francisco Cordero pitched the ninth for his 16th save. Evan Longoria hit a two-run double and B.J. Upton went deep for Tampa Bay. Upton has four homers in his last six games. Braves 5, Mariners 3 SEATTLE — Freddie Freeman knocked around Felix Hernandez for three hits and two RBIs, and Atlanta completed an impressive

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three-game sweep that included victories over the Mariners’ best starting pitchers. The Braves won for the eighth time in 10 games and picked up their 25th road victory of the season. They handed losses to Hernandez, rookie star Michael Pineda and Erik Bedard during their rare trip to Seattle. Derek Lowe (4-6) pitched six crisp innings for Atlanta, yielding one run and four hits to earn his first win since May 6 at Philadelphia. Craig Kimbrel worked the ninth for his 23rd save in 28 chances, including all three games in the sweep. Dustin Ackley hit a two-run homer for Seattle. Hernandez (8-7) gave up five runs and 10 hits in 7 2-3 innings, finishing with 127 pitches. Cardinals 5, Orioles 1 BALTIMORE — Chris Carpenter scattered seven hits for his second complete game of the season and Colby Rasmus homered for St. Louis. Carpenter (3-7) threw a season-high 132 pitches to win his second straight start following a five-game losing streak. The righthander struck out five, walked one and surrendered just one extrabase hit — an RBI double to Nick Markakis in the third inning. Carpenter’s other complete game came on May 25, an eightinning effort in a 3-1 loss at San Diego. The last time he went the distance and earned a victory was Sept. 30, 2010, against Colorado.

TORONTO (AP) — Nick Soolsma scored on a penalty kick in the 54th minute to lift Toronto FC to a 1-0 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Wednesday night. Toronto (3-7-9) had not won in its last 10 games overall, including nine in MLS play. Soolsma had to take the penalty kick twice, with the attempt — which was successful — negated because a teammate entered the penalty box too early. Soolsma then knocked the second try past Whitecaps goalie Jay Nolly. Vancouver (2-8-8) dropped to 0-7-3 on the road. Toronto came into the game buoyed by the signings of German midfielder Torsten Frings and Dutch striker Danny Koevermans. The two are not eligible to play until July 20 against FC Dallas, after the league’s transfer window opens.

Brazil looked disjointed in the face of Australia’s pressing game, and passes went astray as it was forced to rely on individual efforts from Marta, who drilled a shot narrowly wide in the 35th. Cristiane should have scored a minute later when she fired over from close range, but Rosana — the player of the game — made no such mistake with her secondhalf finish. Soolsma lifts Toronto FC past Whitecaps

Rasmus hit a two-run shot off Chris Jakubauskas (2-1) in the second inning, giving St. Louis a 2-0 lead. Indians 6, Diamondbacks 2 PHOENIX — Carlos Carrasco pitched seven solid innings to lead Cleveland to a win in the rubber game of the interleague series. Orlando Cabrera, who delivered the deciding home run in the series opener, had a season-high four hits. He doubled, scored twice and drove in a run as the Indians won for just the third time in nine games. Carrasco (8-4) gave up two runs and four hits, struck out seven and walked none. The right-hander is 4-1 with a sparkling 0.98 ERA in his last five starts. Justin Upton and Stephen Drew homered for Arizona, which has dropped four of five. Zach Duke (1-3) allowed four runs and nine hits in five innings. Twins 1, Dodgers 0 MINNEAPOLIS — Scott Baker struck out nine while pitching neatly into the eighth inning and Ben Revere had two hits to help Minnesota get the win. Baker (6-5) allowed six hits and walked one in 7 1-3 innings, dropping his ERA to 3.15 as the Twins bounced back from a 15-0 drubbing on Monday night to take two of three in the series. Rubby De La Rosa (3-3) also was impressive, giving up just one run and six hits in seven innings for Los Angeles. With the tying run on base in

the eighth, Glen Perkins fanned Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp to end the inning and Matt Capps finished the seven-hitter to earn his 13th save. Revere hit a leadoff triple in the first and scored on Tsuyoshi Nishioka’s groundout. Blue Jays 2, Pirates 1 TORONTO — Yunel Escobar doubled home the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning and Brandon Morrow struck out 10 to lead Toronto to the victory. Rookie outfielder Eric Thames hit his first career home run for Toronto, a solo shot in the sixth. Morrow (4-4) allowed one run and four hits in seven innings. It’s the fourth time in his career he’s fanned at least 10, and the second time this season. Jason Frasor worked the eighth and Frank Francisco finished in the ninth for his ninth save in 12 chances. Paul Maholm (4-9) fell to 0-7. Padres 4, Royals 1 SAN DIEGO — Rookie Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run single, Tim Stauffer won consecutive starts for the first time this year and San Diego completed its first sweep this season. Padres scored four unearned runs with two outs in the third thanks to third baseman Mike Moustakas’ error on a sun ball. San Diego has won four straight and seven of eight. It went 5-1 against Atlanta and Kansas City for its first winning homestand of 2011.

Women’s National Basketball Association By The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB Indiana 7 3 .700 — Connecticut 5 3 .625 1 Chicago 4 4 .500 2 New York 4 4 .500 2 Washington 2 5 .286 3 1/2 Atlanta 2 7 .222 4 1/2 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB San Antonio 6 1 .857 — Seattle 4 2 .667 1 1/2 Minnesota 5 3 .625 1 1/2 Los Angeles 4 4 .500 2 1/2 Phoenix 4 4 .500 2 1/2 Tulsa 1 8 .111 6 Tuesday’s Games Indiana 91, Phoenix 86 San Antonio 84, Chicago 74 Connecticut 79, Los Angeles 76 Today’s Games New York at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Tulsa, 8 p.m.

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The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA Philadelphia 7 4 5 26 19 14 New York 5 3 9 24 27 21 Columbus 6 4 6 24 20 17 Houston 4 6 7 19 21 22 D.C. 4 5 6 18 21 27 Toronto FC 3 7 9 18 17 29 Chicago 2 4 11 17 18 21 Sport. Kansas City 4 6 5 17 19 21 New England 3 8 6 15 13 21 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA Los Angeles 9 2 8 35 25 15 FC Dallas 9 4 4 31 24 17 Seattle 8 4 7 31 25 18 Real Salt Lake 7 3 5 26 18 9 Colorado 5 5 7 22 19 21 San Jose 5 5 5 20 20 17 Portland 5 7 3 18 18 26 Chivas USA 4 7 5 17 20 21 Vancouver 2 8 8 14 18 25 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. ——— Wednesday’s Result Toronto FC 1, Vancouver 0 Saturday’s Games Philadelphia at D.C. United, 7 p.m. Columbus at FC Dallas, 9 p.m. Chicago at Chivas USA, 10 p.m. New York at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Sporting Kansas City at Portland, 11 p.m.

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National League By The Associated Press East Division W L Pct GB Philadelphia 51 30 .630 — Atlanta 47 35 .573 4 1/2 New York 40 39 .506 10 Washington 40 41 .494 11 Florida 34 45 .430 16 Central Division W L Pct GB Milwaukee 44 37 .543 — St. Louis 43 38 .531 1 Cincinnati 42 40 .512 2 1/2 Pittsburgh 40 39 .506 3 Chicago 32 48 .400 11 1/2 Houston 28 52 .350 15 1/2 West Division W L Pct GB San Francisco46 34 .575 — Arizona 44 38 .537 3 Colorado 39 40 .494 6 1/2 San Diego 37 45 .451 10 Los Angeles 36 46 .439 11

N.Y. Mets at Detroit, 7:05 p.m. Toronto 2, Pittsburgh 1 San Francisco at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m. Texas at Houston, 8:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Florida at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. ---American League East Division W L New York 47 31 Boston 45 34 Tampa Bay 45 36 Toronto 40 41 Baltimore 35 42 Central Division W L Detroit 43 37 Cleveland 42 37 Chicago 38 42 Minnesota 34 45 Kansas City 33 48 West Division W L Texas 42 38 Los Angeles 42 40 Seattle 39 42 Oakland 36 44

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Milwaukee (Wolf 6-4) at N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 10-4), 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Pelfrey 4-6) at Detroit (Verlander 10-3), 1:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Peavy 4-1) at Colorado (Cook 0-3), 3:10 p.m. Florida (Volstad 3-7) at Oakland (Cahill 8-5), 3:35 p.m. St. Louis (J.Garcia 6-3) at Baltimore (Matusz 1-3), 7:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Karstens 5-4) at Toronto (Cecil 1-2), 7:07 p.m. Texas (M.Harrison 6-6) at Houston (W.Rodriguez 5-4), 8:05 p.m. Friday’s Games Philadelphia at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. San Francisco at Detroit, 7:05 p.m. Cleveland at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. St. Louis at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Baltimore at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m. Boston at Houston, 8:05 p.m. Florida at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Kansas City at Colorado, 8:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Arizona at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. San Diego at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.

Federer loses at Wimbledon despite a 2-set lead
By HOWARD FENDRICH The Associated Press WIMBLEDON, England — For two superb sets Wednesday, everything looked so routine for Roger Federer, precisely the way it did for so many years at Wimbledon — and nearly everywhere else, too. Little comes easily for Federer anymore, even at the All England Club, where he’s won six of his record 16 major championships. Before Wednesday, Federer was 178‑0 when taking the first two sets of a Grand Slam match. Now he’s 178‑1. Facing a younger, quicker and better‑serving opponent, Federer failed to make his big lead stand up and lost 3‑6, 6‑7 (3), 6‑4, 6‑4, 6‑4 to 12th‑seeded Jo‑Wilfried Tsonga of France in the quarterfinals. Federer leaves Wimbledon in that round for the second consecutive year, after reaching seven finals in a row from 2003‑09. Nevertheless, Federer sound‑ ed defiant in defeat, saying he played well against Tsonga and is sure he “definitely can” add to his Grand Slam collection, even though he’ll be 30 in August. “When I was 20, I would have been crushed: ’I can’t go on; I’ll never get another chance to be in a quarterfinal of a Grand Slam.’ But today, I know that I should probably have lots more,” said Federer, who lost in the French Open final earlier this month. “I don’t have that mental stress. I know what I’ve accomplished already. It’s dif‑ ferent when you’re older and you’ve accomplished as much

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Wednesday’s Games Cincinnati 4, Tampa Bay 3 Minnesota 1, L.A. Dodgers 0 San Diego 4, Kansas City 1 Atlanta 5, Seattle 3 Cleveland 6, Arizona 2 Philadelphia 2, Boston 1 N.Y. Yankees 5, Milwaukee 2 St. Louis 5, Baltimore 1 L.A. Angels 1, Washington 0

Today’s Games Boston (Lester 9-4) at Philadelphia (Hamels 9-4), 1:05 p.m.

as I have.” The third‑seeded Federer’s loss prevented the 125th edition of Wimbledon from being the first since 1995 with the four top men in the semifinals. The other favorites all won Wednesday, though not without some difficulty: No. 1 Rafael Nadal numbed his injured left foot with a painkilling injection then beat No. 10 Mardy Fish of the United States 6‑3, 6‑3, 5‑7, 6‑4; No. 2 Novak Djokovic was a break down in the third set but reeled off seven games in a row to get past 18‑year‑old qualifier Bernard Tomic of Australia 6‑2, 3‑6, 6‑3, 7‑5; and No. 4 Andy Murray pulled up awkwardly after tweaking his hip chang‑ ing directions on one third‑set point but otherwise breezed past unseeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain 6‑3, 6‑4, 6‑4.

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BY GLEN ARNOLD, Extension Educator OSU Extension, Putnam County fly slowly in zig‑zags around plants, and lay eggs singly on stems; eggs are usually found on the main stem near the base. Moths are active for about one month. The eggs hatch in 9 to 14 days. Larvae enter the stem at the plant base within a few hours after hatching from the eggs. The point where a borer enters a stem is marked by a hole with yellow granular or sawdust‑like frass exuding from it. Larvae feed inside the stem cutting off nutrient flow from the roots. Squash vine borer eggs are oval, flattened, dull‑red in color, and very tiny at about 1/25 inch in diameter. The larva is a fat grub‑like caterpillar with a white wrin‑ kled body and a brown head being about 1 inch long. The adult is a moth that looks like a wasp; the body is black marked with orangish‑red, and the hind legs are feath‑ ery with black and orange hairs. Gardeners have proba‑ bly observed this insect over

Most gardeners get a wealth of zucchini from just a few plants. As we enter late June, gardeners need to be aware of a squash pest that can virtually wipe out zucchini and other squash plants just as they begin to really produce. This pest is the squash vine borer. The squash vine borer’s favorite foods are summer Photos provided squash, zucchini, pumpkins, and gourds. The borer actu‑ Delphos FFA started the summer fair season at the 2011 Putnam County Fair last ally prefers hubbard squash week. Angie Wiechart exhibited two market beef steers. She placed second in her class with butternut squash being with her red steer. the least favorite. Attack by squash vine borer is char‑ acterized by sudden wilt‑ ing of the plant. Cucumbers and melons are usually not attacked and if you see these dying, the culprit may be bacterial wilt and cucumber beetles. The squash vine borer over‑winters as a fully grown larva in cocoons in the soil from 1 to 6 inches deep. It pupates in the spring and the adult (a moth) emerges in June. Moths are active during the daytime and in the eve‑ ning they rest on leaves. This is different than the behavior of most moths, which are active at night. The moths

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the years and were unaware of its role in the demise of their zucchini crop. There are three methods used to control or eliminate the squash vine borer. 1. Cultural control by destroy‑ ing vines soon after harvest to destroy any larvae still inside stems and plowing the garden in the fall. 2. Physical control by examining stems in early summer; once holes are detected, slit the stem lon‑ gitudinally with a fine sharp knife, remove the borer, then cover the wounded stem with moist soil above the point of injury to promote additional root formation. 3 Insecticidal control by applying an insec‑ ticide when the eggs are hatching. Apply an insecti‑ cide on the lower stem of the plants when vines begin to run, and re‑apply every 7‑10 days for 3‑5 weeks. More information on the squash vine borer can be found at http://ohioline.osu. edu/hyg‑fact/2000/2153. html

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Friday, July 1, 2011 Something of enormous importance could develop in the near future that could cause you to revise both your social considerations and your commercial outlook. The changes you make will enable you to operate more effectively. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Only if you have the necessary stick-to-itiveness to work things out can you achieve the success you’re looking for. However, you might first have to experience a test of wills in order to be a victor. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You could do yourself a grave disfavor by putting more stock in the opinions of others than you do in your own thinking. It’s not necessary to penalize yourself in order to get along with colleagues. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- It might be safer to refuse someone who wants to borrow something that you consider precious. You could be risking ever seeing it again. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- You aren’t likely to escape experiencing some frustrations at this juncture. By keeping a cool head as well as your humor intact, you can achieve your objectives and minimize the negatives. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Do what you can to be helpful to others, but not to the point of allowing them to overload you with their chores and burdens. Let them fend for themselves. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Take care not to absentmindedly jump into new involvements without first considering all the ramifications. Operating in haste is a surefire way to trip over your own feet. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- It’s one of those days when you can operate with greater efficacy if you’re able to perform your tasks at arm’s length from others. Even some wellintentioned people can be disruptive. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- All that negative thoughts will do is put a cloud over your mind and entice you to quit at the first sign of trouble instead of getting tough and asserting yourself. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -Guard against inclinations to change things that are presently running smoothly. All your well-meaning adjustments are likely to do is penalize you for your efforts. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- In order to reach an agreement, it might be up to you to make a sensible concession, but do so only if your counterpart will reciprocate. Hopefully he or she will act on your cues. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -Beware of a disgruntled co-worker trying to involve you in a problem she or he created in order to take some of the blame off him or herself. Don’t let this person get away with it. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- A companion might have something that could turn out to be a good deal, but not necessarily in the form it’s being presented. Be sure to check it out first before agreeing to go along with it.
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By Bernice Bede Osol

Dear Annie: My daugh- beer at the local bar. Since ter, “Chloe,” receives child then, I’ve had a few more. I support for her son, “Logan,” feel great, I don’t wake up who is 3. Chloe does not live jittery, and I have a lot more with her son because she is energy and drive. Here’s my question. Is not capable of taking care of him. She is an alcoholic non-alcoholic beer OK for who lives with her abusive an alcoholic? I’m aware that boyfriend. My husband and there is .05 percent alcoI have raised Logan since hol in a beer, but it satisfies the urge without the probbirth. He lives with us. Since Chloe has legal cus- lems associated with normal alcoholic bevertody, however, she ages. -- Wondering receives the child About the Brew in support payments. Massachusetts Unfortunately, she D e a r spends most of the Wondering: We money on herself commend you and her boyfriend. for trying to stay Every time I ask sober, but any alcoher for money to hol, even a small cover day care amount, could be costs, food and a problem for you. other expenses for Studies have shown Logan, we get into that the smell of a big fight. She Annie’s Mailbox non-alcoholic beer does buy her son can trigger the a few clothes and toys from time to time. But same increase in the brain she recently received $926 chemical dopamine as regular in back support, and it is beer, causing some recoveralready gone. Less than half ing alcoholics to eventually relapse. Please discuss this was spent on Logan. What can I do? I would with your AA sponsor. Dear Annie: This is like Logan’s father to get custody. He already has him four in response to “Crying in days a week and wants to be California,” the woman who with him. Chloe usually sees did not receive a condolence her son once a week. Should card from her doctor after the I tell Logan’s father what is loss of her daughter. She has going on? I think he would my sympathy. At least she did still let us take care of Logan not experience the horror of a few days a week. I love my receiving a call from the docgrandchild and want to be a tor reminding her of her dead daughter’s next appointment. part of his life. -- Nebraska Dear Nebraska: Chloe That’s what happened to our should not get child support mother shortly after Dad passed payments if she is not actu- away. Please tell “Crying” to ally raising her child or using wipe her tears and change docthe money for its intended tors. -- K in Kentucky Annie’s Mailbox is written purpose. You should do whatever is in Logan’s best by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy interests. If his father wants Sugar, longtime editors of the to raise him and can provide a Ann Landers column. Please stable, loving home, it makes e-mail your questions to sense for him to ask for cus- anniesmailbox@comcast.net, tody. You also may be in a or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, position to be given custody c/o Creators Syndicate, 5777 of your grandchild since you W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, have been his informal guard- Los Angeles, CA 90045. ian since birth. If you want to do that, please talk to a lawyer. Dear Annie: I’m an alcoholic. I’ve been to rehab three times and now go to AA every day. I also attend an intensive outpatient program every week. It’s finally had an impact. I have NO desire at all for a glass of wine. I am an attractive professional and had a very highpaying job for 25 years. Alcohol played a major role in my losing my job. It also caused serious issues with my family. I got three DUIs and pretty much took a perfectly good life and allowed alcohol to screw it up. Alcohol does that. After being “dry” for three weeks, I finished up some landscaping work with a friend and said, “Boy, a beer would be great right now.” So I ordered a non-alcoholic

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W.Va. mine faked safety logs before fatal blast
By TIM HUBER and VICKI SMITH Associated Press BEAVER, W.Va. — The owner of the West Virginia coal mine where an explosion killed 29 men last year kept two sets of books on safety conditions — an accurate one for itself and a sanitized one for the government, federal regulators said Wednesday. Managers at Massey Energy pressured workers at the Upper Big Branch mine to omit safety problems from the official set of reports, said Mine Safety and Health Administration official Kevin Stricklin. Workers told investigators that the company wanted to avoid scrutiny from inspectors and keep coal production running smoothly. Massey was bought by rival Alpha Natural Resources earlier this month, and the new owner said it is looking into the allegations. Even before the April 5, 2010, tragedy that was the nation’s deadliest coalfield disaster in four decides, Massey had a poor safety record and a reputation for putting coal profits first. The mine was cited for 600 violations in less than a year and a half before the blast. In its previous briefings, MSHA blamed the explosion on naturally occurring methane gas and coal dust. It said poorly maintained cutting machinery sparked the blast and a malfunctioning water sprayer allowed a flare-up to become an inferno. “Managers were aware that chronic hazardous conditions were not recorded,” Stricklin said. Testimony from some of the 266 people MSHA By DAN SEWELL Associated Press interviewed “indicated that management pressured examiners to not record hazards” at Upper Big Branch. MSHA has referred the matter to federal prosecutors, who had no comment on the findings Wednesday. The disaster is already under criminal investigation by the U.S. Justice Department. So far, one Massey employee has been indicted. Security chief Hughie Stover was charged with lying to the FBI and MSHA and obstructing justice by ordering thousands of pages of documents thrown out. Eighteen former Massey officials have refused to testify in the investigation, citing their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. That includes chief executive Don Blankenship, a famously combative figure who has all but vanished since retiring in December. He did not immediately respond to an email Wednesday. The United Mine Workers union, which is representing some miners in the investigation even though Upper Big Branch was a non-union operation, said the discovery of two sets of books “demonstrates the utter contempt for mine safety and health laws that was pervasive throughout the entire management structure at Massey Energy.” “It confirms that management knew there were serious problems at the mine, yet chose to hide them from safety officials and the miners themselves,” said union President Cecil Roberts. “That’s a crime, and punishment for those responsible for this cannot be too severe.” Stricklin said top managers knew exactly what was being recorded because they were required to sign the safety inspection books that miners used to document working conditions. He showed side-by-side comparisons of records that supposedly documented the same shifts on three different dates in the month before the accident. In each case, the official book that inspectors would have seen showed few, if any, hazards, while the internal reports indicated problems with faulty machinery, explosive methane gas and bad roof conditions. “What they’re required to do is list all the hazards in the official book,” Stricklin said. “This is the book that not only MSHA looks at ... but it should be the book that miners and other people who are going into the mine should look at so they would be aware of any conditions in the mine before they go in.” Stricklin said investigators were surprised that Massey kept two sets of books — and that the company turned them over voluntarily. Mines have been caught keeping double books before, including once at another mine where an explosion happened. Thirteen men died at the mine in Brookwood, Ala., in 2001. No criminal charges were filed in that case. Bobbie Pauley, the only woman who worked underground at Upper Big Branch, said she was not surprised by the double set of books. “You put in an inspection report what you wanted the inspectors to see,” said Pauley, who lost her fiance in the blast. “If they see a potential problem recorded in a book, then they’re going to come back and investigate it time after time after time. Well, no coal operator wants to be pounded

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by MSHA every day.” Alpha Natural Resources spokesman Ted Pile said the company was hearing about the faked reports for the first time. “We don’t have enough information at this point to ascertain if the claim of separate books is valid or not,” Pile wrote in an email, “but obviously we’ll look at this as well as all the information that’s available to us as we conduct our own review.” MSHA has drafted its final report on the disaster but told victims’ families it probably won’t be delivered until October, in part because the agency needs more time to complete a list of violations that contributed to the disaster. The mine had a well-documented history of ventilation problems, and Stricklin said Wednesday that workers seemed to be deviating from federally approved plans and using “a trialand-error method” to clear gases away. He also said the unfiltered river water Massey was using for its sprayer could have clogged the nozzles. Massey has argued that the explosion was caused by a huge and unexpected rush of natural gas from a crack in the mine floor, but Stricklin dismissed that theory. “We’re sure we’re right,” he said. “This is our conclusion. It’s not going to change.” An independent investigation commissioned by former Gov. Joe Manchin reached similar conclusions last month. That report accused Massey of allowing highly explosive coal dust and methane gas to accumulate. “No one should have been injured,” Stricklin said, “and definitely no one should have died.”

CINCINNATI — In the first ruling by a federal appeals court on President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, a panel in Cincinnati handed the administration a victory Wednesday by agreeing that the government can require a minimum amount of insurance for Americans. A Republican-appointed judge joined with a Democratic appointee for the 2-1 majority in another milestone for Obama’s hotly debated signature domestic initiative — the first time a Republican federal court appointee has affirmed the merits of the law. The White House and Justice Department hailed the panel’s affirmation of an earlier ruling by a federal court in Michigan; opponents of the law said challenges will continue to the U.S. Supreme Court. At issue is a conservative law center’s lawsuit arguing on behalf of plaintiffs that potentially requiring them to buy insurance or face penalties could subject them to financial hardship. The suit warns that the law is too broad and could lead to more federal mandates. The Thomas More Law Center, based in Ann Arbor, Mich., argued before the panel that the law was unconstitutional and that Congress overstepped its powers. The government countered that the measure was needed for the overall goal of reducing health care costs and reforms such as protecting people with pre-existing conditions. It said the coverage mandate will help keep the costs of changes from being shifted to households and providers. White House adviser Stephanie Cutter called the ruling “another victory” for millions of Americans and small businesses benefiting from the overhaul. “At the end of the day, we are confident the constitutionality of these landmark reforms will be upheld,” she said in a statement. The law center predicted its case would have a good shot on appeal. “Clearly our case won’t resolve all the issues, because we don’t raise the state rights issue, but we are the only one that is currently ripe for Supreme Court review that raises the challenge on behalf of an individual,” said David Yerushalmi, an attorney for the law center. The three-judge 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel delivered a lengthy opinion with disagreement on some issues, moving unusually quickly in delivering its decision less than a month after hearing oral arguments. “Congress had a rational basis for concluding that the minimum coverage provision is essential to the Affordable Care Act’s larger reforms to the national markets in health care delivery and health insurance,” Judge Boyce F. Martin, appointed by former President Jimmy Carter, wrote for the majority.

ORLANDO, Fla. — Casey Anthony’s father broke into tears Wednesday when telling jurors about his suicide attempt some six weeks after his granddaughter’s body was found, undercutting defense claims that the girl was not slain by her mother but accidentally drowned and that he helped cover it up. Anthony, 25, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Caylee Anthony in summer 2008. The prosecution contends she suffocated the child with duct tape. Her remains were found in the woods near her grandparents’ home in December that year. A grief expert also testified it is plausible for a young person dealing with a death to exhibit the same behavior Casey Anthony did in the month after prosecutors believe she killed her daughter. Several witnesses have said she spent her time partying and claimed the child was with an imaginary nanny. Lead defense attorney Jose Baez said the defense should rest its case sometime today, leaving only a short rebuttal by the prosecution. Judge Belvin Perry tentatively said closing arguments could come Saturday and that he would hand the case over to the jury that evening or on Sunday. Still not known is whether Casey Anthony will take the stand. George Anthony wrote in a January 2009 suicide note that he had unanswered questions about what happened to his granddaughter and never alluded to knowing what caused her death. Defense attorneys, who have been trying to paint the Anthony family as dysfunctional, say Caylee drowned in her grandparents’ backyard pool and that George Anthony disposed of the body. Baez asked George Anthony about his attempt to overdose on pills. When prosecutor Jeff Ashton asked Anthony if he had bought a gun five months before that, Baez objected. By P. SOLOMON BANDA and SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press

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With the jury out of the room, George Anthony said he planned to use the gun to try to get his daughter’s friends to tell him what happened to Caylee. He said he chose to kill himself because “I needed at that time to go be with Caylee because I knew I failed her.” Ashton argued that the statements were valid for the jury to hear because they rebutted the drowning theory and implied that George Anthony didn’t know what really happened to Caylee. Ashton also said the suicide note did not include any reference to George Anthony molesting Casey Anthony when she was a child, as Baez claimed in his opening statement. When asked on the stand, Anthony again denied ever hurting his daughter sexually. Judge Belvin Perry agreed the jury could hear about the gun purchase and the suicide note. “It looks to me like someone opened the door and someone is trying to walk through it,” he said. When the jury came back, George Anthony started crying as he recounted the emotional month before his suicide attempt, in which he drove to Daytona Beach and tried to overdose on prescription medication. His daughter showed no emotion as he was crying. He also said he never got the opportunity to confront his daughter’s friends because law enforcement confiscated the gun the day after he bought it in August 2008. Casey was out on bond and staying in his home, and firearms are prohibited in a place where a person on bond is living. Karin Moore, a law professor at Florida A&M University, said alluding to the suicide attempt was a misstep by Baez. “I think it backfired on him,” Moore said. “I think his intention was to craft an inference for the jury that George Anthony tried to commit suicide over the alleged abuse and death of Caylee. He opened the door and Ashton correctly pointed it out. “

NYC airport invaded by turtles
By CHRIS HAWLEY Associated Press

NEW YORK — About 150 turtles crawled onto the tarmac at New York’s Kennedy airport Wednesday in search of beaches to lay their eggs, delaying dozens of flights, aviation authorities said. The slow-motion stampede began about 6:45 a.m., and within three hours there were so many turtles on Runway 4L and nearby taxiways that controllers were forced to move departing flights to another runway. “We ceded to Mother Nature,” said Ron Marsico, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns the airport. Workers from the Port Authority and the U.S. Department of Agriculture were scooping up turtles and moving them across the airport, he said. Flight delays averaged about 30 minutes, the FAA said. The migration of diamondback terrapin turtles happens every year at Kennedy, which is built on the edge of Jamaica Bay and a federally protected park. In late June or early July the animals heave themselves out of the bay and head toward a beach to lay their eggs. The peak of the turtle trouble usually lasts a few days, Marsico said. Several pilots, some of them stifling chuckles, began reporting turtles on Runway 4L just as the morning rush hour was beginning at JFK, according to a radio recording posted on LiveATC.net. “Be advised 30 feet into the takeoff roll, left side of the centerline, there’s another turtle,” called the pilot of American Airlines Flight 1009, a Boeing 767 that had just taken off for the Dominican Republic. “There’s another one on the runway?” asked the controller. “Uh, well he WAS there,” the pilot said as the big airliner climbed into the air. American 663, a Boeing 737 headed to Fort Lauderdale, found its way to runway 4L blocked by three of the roving reptiles. After ground crews removed them, the plane taxied into takeoff position, received takeoff clearance — and was promptly blocked by more turtles. American and JetBlue, which has a hub at JFK, both said there were no major disruptions to their flights. “We hope for faster animals next time,” JetBlue said in a statement. Female diamondback terrapins can grow up to 9 inches long and weigh up to three pounds. And they’re apparently computer-savvy: By midmorning, the turtles were chronicling their adventures through a joke account set up by someone on Twitter. “So Steve was like ‘Frogger is cool. Let’s try that.’ 12 hours later and here we are,” the “turtles” tweeted, referring to the 1980s video game in which a frog tries to cross a busy highway.

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. — The government sent a plane equipped with radiation monitors over the Los Alamos nuclear laboratory Wednesday as a 110-square-mile wildfire burned at its doorstep, putting thousands of scientific experiments on hold for days. Lab authorities described the monitoring as a precaution, and they, along with outside experts on nuclear engineering, expressed confidence that the blaze would not scatter radioactive material, as some in surrounding communities feared. “Our facilities, our nuclear materials are all safe, they’re accounted for and they’re protected,” said lab director Charles McMillan. The twin-engine plane, which can take digital photographs and video as well as thermal and night images, was sent to New York City to take air samples after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. It has flown over wildfires and areas damaged by Hurricane Katrina. It monitored the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. It also helped locate debris from the disintegrated space shuttle Columbia shuttle. “It can look for a wide variety of chemical constituents in a plume and the plumes can originate from fires, from explosions, from a wide variety of sources,” said lab spokesman Kevin Roark. And in a testament to the sophisticated research done at Los Alamos, the plane was developed with technology from the lab, the desert installation that built the atomic bomb during World War II. The pillars of smoke that can be seen as far as Albuquerque, 60 miles away, have people on edge. The fire has also cast a haze as far away as Kansas. But officials said they analyzed samples taken Tuesday night from some of the lab’s monitors and the results showed nothing abnormal in the smoke. Anti-nuclear groups have sounded the alarm about thousands of 55-gallon drums containing low-grade nuclear waste — gloves, tools and other contaminated items — about two miles from the fire. Lab officials said it was highly unlikely the blaze would reach the drums, and that the steel containers can in any case withstand flames and will be sprayed with fire-resistant foam if necessary. Kevin Smith, site manager for the National Nuclear Security Administration, said the lab’s precautions have been scrutinized by dozens of experts. The lab has been shut down since Monday, when all of the city of Los Alamos and some of its surrounding areas — 12,000 people in all — was evacuated. The fire has held up research on such topics as renewable energy, AIDS and particle physics. “We have 10,000 experiments running at the same time,” said Terry Wallace, science chief at the lab. “We’ll have to do an analysis to see what’s been affected and how it’s been affected.” The plane is just one part of an elaborate air monitoring network surrounding the lab. The lab and the New Mexico Environment Department have dozens of monitors on the ground throughout the region. McMillan said four high-volume air samplers were deployed Tuesday and more were on their way Wednesday. Some experts familiar with the Los Alamos lab said there is no reason to fear that flames will scatter radiation. “The nuclear materials are secure,” said Penn State University nuclear engineering professor Barry Scheetz, who has served on National Academy of Sciences nuclear review boards and has been to Los Alamos several times. “There’s multiple redundancy in the protection of this material. It’s not just laying out. It’s not there so that a fire is going to disrupt it there and disperse it. The procedures that are in place to protect this material are tremendous.”

NEW YORK — Bank of America’s $8.5 billion settlement with investors is the largest any bank has ever paid. It might help assuage worries about how deep the bank’s mortgage problems might be and how long it might take to settle them. But for the nation’s largest bank and its CEO Brian Moynihan, the slate is far from clean. The payout settles claims by just 22 investors who said Bank of America Corp. sold bonds based on substandard home mortgages. The bonds fell in value when the housing market collapsed and left the investors with losses on $424 billion worth of mortgages. The $8.5 billion settlement eclipses the last three years of earnings at the Charlotte, N.C. bank. The uncertainty about just how bad Bank of America’s mortgage issues might be has scared investors and led to a 31 percent decline in Bank of America’s stock price since January of last year when Moynihan took over. Paul Miller, a bank analyst at FBR Capital Markets, says he’s concerned about the bank’s ability to increase earnings at a pace that would make up for these higher costs. These worries are magnified by the fact that the economic recovery in the U.S. is slowing. That could reduce the number of loans the bank is able to make to consumers and businesses. Bank of America is in worse shape than other major banks like JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Wells Fargo & Co. because of its purchase of Countrywide for $4 billion in 2008. What seemed like a bargain price for the country’s largest mortgage lender has cost the bank tens of billions more in mortgage losses, regulatory fines, repurchases of poorly-written loans and expensive litigation. At the same time, Bank of America itself had written a fair amount of bad mortgages. As it stands, the bank services one out of every five U.S. mortgages. So even though most of the major banks sold the same kind of securities and have bad mortgages on their books, analysts say they are in better shape than Bank of America, which has $2.2 trillion in assets. The other banks don’t have the same pressure to put the mortgage woes behind them. In March, the Federal Reserve didn’t allow Bank of America to increase its dividend, citing uncertainty about the depth of its mortgage problems. It was the only denial issued to any of the four largest U.S. banks. And it raised questions over whether the bank was strong enough to withstand another economic downturn.

Answers to Wednesday’s questions: Automobiles, drugs (both prescription and over-thecounter) and monies are the top three categories of all advertising in America. The first U.S. president to have a phone on his desk in the White House was Herbert Hoover. Today’s questions: What is the only U.S. state with an official snack? How many microscopic animals live on a square inch of your skin? Answers in Friday’s Herald. Today’s words: Napiform: turnip-shaped Yeara: West Coast poison oak

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