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Telling The Tri-County’s Story Since 1869

Friday, June 1, 2012

Delphos, Ohio thought I was doing anything illegal, I did an awful, awful lot that was wrong and there is no one else responsible for my sins,” Edwards said on the courthouse steps. He also said he had hope for his future. “I don’t think God’s through with me. I really believe he thinks there’s still some good things I can do.” Edwards would have faced up to 30 years in prison and $1.5 million in fines if convicted of all charges. He did not testify, along with his mistress Rielle Hunter and the two donors whose money was at issue. Jurors acquitted him on a charge of accepting illegal campaign contributions, involving $375,000 from elderly heiress Rachel “Bunny” Mellon in 2008. He had also been charged with illegally accepting $350,000 from Mellon in 2007, other donations from wealthy Texas attorney Fred Baron, filing a false campaign finance report and conspiracy. The jurors, who deliberated nine days, did not talk to the media as they left the courthouse. Several media organizations, including The Associated Press, have filed a motion asking for the names to be released but the judge has refused to release the information for at least a week. Federal prosecutors are unlikely to retry the case, a law enforcement official told AP on the condition of anonymity because the decision will undergo review in the See EDWARDS, page 2

Edwards acquitted on 1 count, mistrial on others
By MICHAEL BIESECKER The Associated Press

Relaxing and reading

Nancy Spencer photo

Shannon Moreo and her son, Sheldyn Fetter, 4, enjoy a book in the gazebo at the Delphos Public Library Thursday afternoon. Read about the Summer Reading Program in Saturday’s Herald.

Museum launches new web site


2012 Peony Festival kicks off today
BY LINDSAY MCCOY Times Bulletin News Writer VAN WERT — Although the area’s peonies are no longer in full bloom due to the unusually warm weather this spring, this weekend marks the annual Van Wert County Peony Festival. In 1902, the first Sunday in June was designated as Peony Sunday. The first Peony Festival in Van Wert was held in 1932 and drew massive crowds of people to the area to enjoy the scheduled events. This year will be no different, with three days worth of events to keep the city of Van Wert hopping. The celebration officially began Thursday at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds with a craft show and garage sale. These two events at the fairgrounds will also start off today’s events at 9 a.m. and will last until 6 p.m. The craft show at Fountain Park will begin at 11 a.m. and will last all throughout the day until 9 p.m. Crafters in the park will include Pat Shoda, Sandra Grimm, Paula Miller- Divine Designs Jewelry, CLU Rescue- dog bandanas and beds, Dawn M. Grubb- Jam Berry Nails, Sarah CollinsHandmade jewelry and crochet items, Julie WestScentsy Warmers and Wax, Bonnie Binkley- Ohio State items, Luann McBride-purses, Esther Robeson- jewelry, and Vicki Schulte.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — John Edwards’ campaign finance fraud case ended in a mistrial Thursday when jurors acquitted him on one of six charges but were unable to decide whether he misused money from two wealthy donors to hide his pregnant mistress while he ran for president. The trial exposed a sordid sex scandal that unfolded while Edwards’ wife was dying of cancer, but prosecutors couldn’t convince jurors that the ex-U.S. senator and 2004 vice presidential candidate masterminded a $1 million cover-up of his affair. “While I do not believe I did anything illegal, or ever

The Museum of Postal History of Delphos has launched its new web site at postalhistorymuseum.org. Some of the areas are still under construction but visitors can start off with a video tour of the exhibits. Scroll down the page to find three important areas. First, several articles that have been published in the various publications of Curator’s Corner. The next section is about excursions with the details of the next scheduled escorted motorcoach trip to Nashville, Tenn., home of the Opry. The last section, which at the moment states Widget 3, will be an invitation to become a Friend of the Museum. Membership definitely has its privileges for individuals, families and corporations. There is more to see under “Current Posts.” Museum visiting hours are 1-3 p.m. on Thursdays or 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Group tours can also be scheduled. For more information, call Museum Director Guide Gary Levitt at 419-303-5482.

Jefferson to host volleyball camp
The Jefferson varsity volleyball coaches will hold a youth camp June 11-14 at Jefferson High School. All girls participating will receive a T-shirt. Camp for grades 2-6 will be from 11a.m. - 12:30 p.m; and for 7-8th-graders from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Cost per player is $25. Contact Coach Joy Early at 419-513-0500 by Friday if interested. Mostly cloudy Saturday with 30 percent chance of showers and high near 70. See page 2.


Queen Jubilee XXXVII Alex Burchfield will make her festival debut from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at DeShia for Lunch with the Queen. The public is invited to come dine with the queen and her court. Also beginning at 11 a.m., the 9th Annual ArtRageous on Main will kickoff downtown on Main Street. ArtRageous activities will include Paint It In with award-winning artist Sally Geething, Artist Collaborative; and Chalk the Walk for both adults and children, with prize giveaways. An assortment of food vendors and amusement rides will open in Fountain Park at noon for lunch. Additional food will become available at 4:30 p.m., when the peony concession stand opens. A quilt show will be joining the craft show and garage sale at the fairgrounds from 5-8 p.m. Also at 5 p.m., the Prince and Princess Pageant will be held at the Fountain Park gazebo. At 6 p.m., a Cruise-In on Main Street will begin and will last through 9 p.m. And at 7 p.m., bring your lawn chairs for a concert in the park with the Bronx Wanderers. Saturday’s festival events will kick off bright and early at 7:30 p.m. at Smiley Park with the Van Wert City Run. Several events will be starting at 9 a.m., including a fishing derby until 11 a.m. at Camp Clay and a flower show, quilt See PEONY, page 2

Girl Scouts hold bridging ceremony for Brownies
Harley’s Heroes brings local veterans free benefits counseling
LIMA — Local military veterans will receive free counseling and assistance with their government benefits from Disabled American Veterans (DAV) when Lima Harley-Davidson hosts Harley’s Heroes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Since 2007, this program sponsored by The HarleyDavidson Foundation, dubbed Harley’s Heroes, has brought DAV’s Mobile Service Office (MSO) to hundreds of dealerships across the country, providing important counseling and assistance to help tens of thousands of veterans and their families secure the benefits to which they earned through service. Keeping up with veterans benefits and the changes from one year to the next can be difficult. And disabilities related to military service sometimes take years to manifest or go years before being diagnosed. Many veterans have their disabilities go untreated or uncompensated. DAV’s Mobile Service Office, staffed with DAV National Service Officers — all disabled veterans themselves — help all veterans with their questions about what benefits they are eligible for – even if they have never filed a claim or had found it difficult working through the red tape. This local Harley’s Heroes event is hosted in Conjunction with the Lima Harley- Davidson Veteran’s Memorial Run. The ride will leave Lima HarleyDavidson at 11:30 a.m. and will visit some of the area’s War Memorial Monuments.

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The Girl Scouts of Western Ohio held a Bridging Ceremony Thursday afternoon in the basement of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fort Jennings. Seven girls crossed the bridge, leaving behind their Brownie ranks and taking on their new Junior Girl Scout ranks including Zoe Young, Paige Kloeppel, Elizabeth Howbert, Grace Martz, Gabby Martz, Grace Fischbach and Emma Overholtz. Above: The girls post the colors for the last time as Brownies. Girl Scouts is also celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and boasts approximately 3.2 million girls ages 11-17 in its ranks.



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Rotary donates to fireworks fund

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Lois Spangler of the Delphos Rotary Club presents Kiwanis Club member Jim Fischer a check for fireworks for the 4th of July celebration at Stadium Park. The Kiwanis hope to improve the show this year by raising $10,000. Donations for the fireworks display can be mailed to: Kiwanis Fireworks, P.O. Box 173, Delphos OH 45833.

Registration for the ride is $10 per person, and will include a Harley’s Heroes bracelet or pin. All of the proceeds will be donated to DAV. The ride is expected to last about 90 minutes. Lima Harley-Davidson is also offering free hot dogs, drinks and snacks from 12:30-2 p.m.. At 3 p.m., there will be a flag ceremony and a balloon release in honor of all veterans. For more information or for questions about the ride, call 419-331-3027, ext. 5. The Harley-Davidson Foundation has pledged a total commitment of $2 million to support DAV’s mobile veteran outreach program since 2007. More than 300 Harley-Davidson dealerships have hosted a Harley’s Heroes event since the program inception.

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For The Record
his parents and his attorneys. Later, he thanked the jury and his family, even choking up when talking about the daughter he had with his mistress Rielle Hunter. He called Frances Quinn Hunter precious “whom I love, more than any of you can ever imagine and I am so close to and so, so grateful for. I am grateful for all of my children.” The 6-week-long trial recounted the most intimate details of Edwards’ affair with Hunter, including reference to a sex tape of the two together that was later ordered destroyed and the drama of Edwards’ wife, Elizabeth, tearing off her shirt in front of her husband in a rage about a tabloid report of the affair. It also featured testimony that sometimes read like political thriller, as aide Andrew Young described meeting Edwards on a secluded road, and Edwards warning him, “you can’t hurt me.” Prosecutors said Edwards knew of the roughly $1 million being funneled to former aide Andrew Young and Hunter and was well aware of the $2,300 legal limit on campaign donations. Edwards’ attorneys said prosecutors didn’t prove that Edwards knew that taking the money violated campaign finance law. They said he shouldn’t be convicted for being a liar, and even if he did know about some of the money, it was a gift, not a campaign contribution. “This is a case that should define the difference between a wrong and a crime ... between a sin and a felony,” attorney Abbe Lowell told the jury. “John Edwards has confessed his sins. He will serve a life sentence for those.” They also said the money was used to keep the affair hidden from his wife, not to influence his presidential bid. Baron died in 2008 and Mellon, who is 101 years old, did not testify.

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coming days. The case was thrown into confusion earlier Thursday after observers filled the courtroom expecting to hear a verdict on all six counts. Jurors had sent a note to U.S. District Court Judge Catherine Eagles, reading, “we have finished our deliberations and have arrived at our decision on counts one through six.” But when the jury came into court, the foreman said jurors only had a decision on one count. Eagles sent jurors back to deliberate. About an hour later, the jury sent another note saying it had exhausted its discussions. When the not guilty verdict was read, Edwards choked up, put a single finger to his lip and took a moment to compose himself. He turned to his daughter, Cate, in the first row and smiled. After Eagles declared a mistrial and discharged the jury, Edwards hugged his daughter,

Elizabeth Jane ‘Betty’ Brenneman

Kalida coach investigated for inappropriate communication with student
KALIDA — Kalida schools technology coordinator and coach is being investigated for allegations of “inappropriate communication” with a student or students. Jeremy Stober, 41, was put on paid administrative leave May 24. On May 25, the school administration filed a report with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. Putnam County Sheriff James Beutler said his office is in the preliminary stages of investigating the inappropriate messages. Beutler would not say what kind of messages. He said his office is working with the school district. He would not give any details about the student, saying the investigation includes finding out if there could be more than one victim. District officials also contacted Putnam County Children Services. Superintendent Donald Horstman declined to comment on specifics of the allegations. He said the district received a complaint and has “reason to believe that it may have happened.” A May 24 letter directing Stober to meet with Horstman said: “It is also alleged that not only were you sending inappropriate communications to a student but that you were having these communications during the school day and while on duty as a school employee.” Stober received a letter

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, June 1, the 153rd day of 2012. There are 213 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 1, 1912, Paramount Pictures had its beginnings as Adolph Zukor incorporated the Famous Players Film Co., which

later merged with the Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co. On this date: In 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state of the union. In 1796, Tennessee became the 16th state. In 1812, President James Madison, in a message to Congress, recounted what he called Britain’s “series of acts hostile to the United States as an independent and neutral nation”; Congress ended up

saying he was being put on leave the same day, according to his personnel file. Stober received a written reprimanded in October 2007 for inappropriate written comments to a teacher. Stober started at Kalida schools as a high school math teacher in 1993. He became technology coordinator in 2000. He also teaches keyboarding classes at the high school. His last work evaluation, in August 2011, did not cite any problems or concerns. Stober has been head volleyball coach for 13 years and assistant boys basketball and baseball coach for 17 years. Stober could not be reached for comment.

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declaring war. In 1813, the mortally wounded commander of the USS Chesapeake, Capt. James Lawrence, gave the order, “Don’t give up the ship” during a losing battle with the British frigate HMS Shannon in the War of 1812. In 1862, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee assumed command of the Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War.

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May 3, 1922-May 31, 2012 Elizabeth Jane “Betty” Brenneman, 90, of Delphos died at 2:45 p.m. Thursday at Vancrest Healthcare Center. She was born May 3, 1922, in Marion Township to Roy W. and Breta V. (Foust) Humphreys, who preceded her in death. On Oct. 30, 1942, she married Nile M. Brenneman, who died on Dec. 25, 2001. Survivors include a son, Tom (Bobbie) Brenneman of Delphos; a daughter, Judith (Steve) Fisher of New Castle, Colo.; a sister, Evelyn Mason of Lima; three sisters-inlaw, Catherine Gerdemann of Delphos, Betty Blauser of Troy and Carrie (Ken) Lichius of Cullman, Ala.; five grandchildren, Tony (Dee Dee) Fisher of Glenwood Springs, Colo., Todd (Wendy) Fisher of Porter Corners, N.Y., Sandra (Doug) Knauf of Canton, James (Elizabeth) Brenneman of Alexandria, Va., and Jason (Linda) Brenneman of Madison, N.J.; nine greatgrandchildren, Kalie (David) Herth of Buffalo, Wyo., Cameron (Natasha Whiting) Fisher of Salt Lake City, Utah, Riley, Gabrielle and Charlotte Knauf of Canton, Lindsay Brenneman of Madison, N. J. and Myles, Karis and Brandon Fisher of Porter Corners; two greatgreat-grandchildren, Bentley Fisher of Salt Lake City and Jaden Herth of Buffalo, Wyo.; two stepgrandchildren, Niki (Craig) Holcomb of Gomer and Chad (Susan) Bryan, of Elida; and four stepgreat grandchildren, Trevor and Danielle Crouch and Dylan and Cody Bryan. She was also preceded in death by a son, David Joseph Brenneman; and daughter-in-law, Vivian (Kill) Brenneman. During World War II, Mrs. Brenneman worked as a dental assistant and at Myers Cleaners. She was a

1940 graduate of Delphos Jefferson High School. She was a 60-year member of Morris Chapel United Methodist Church and when it was closed in 1995, she became a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Delphos. While at Morris Chapel, she taught Sunday School, was a leader of Epworth League, was on the Counselor Team for Youth Fellowship and was a counselor for Winter Retreats at Camp Wesley. She served as president of Lima District United Methodist Women and as secretary of Lima District United Methodist Women. She was a 15-year leader of 4-H Merry Cloverettes and spent 35 years on the election board of Marion West. In 1950, she was selected as the Allen County Farmwife of the year. She was a member of the Chapter #26 of Eastern Star, where she held many stations in the chapter and served as Worthy Matron in 1995, along side her son, Tom, as Worthy Patron. She was the first person to receive a Shining Star Award from the Delphos Chapter. She was always helping the needy and started helping the migrant workers which led to the formation of the Thrift Shop in Delphos sponsored by the Church Women United. She helped sort and repair clothing and clerked. She recruited workers and was phone chairman. As health and age slowed her down, she started writing the “Thrift Shop News” for the Delphos Herald, keeping the community informed of current happenings at the Thrift Shop. She always looked forward to visits from her family. She loved to cook, bake and make candy. Her favorite recipes are still in use by her children and grandchildren as well as her friends in the community. Her generous and loving spirit will be missed by those who knew her. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity United Methodist Church, the Rev. David Howell officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Harter and Schier Memorial Chapel, where an Eastern Star service begins at 8 p.m.; and one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Preferred memorials are to Trinity United Methodist Church Building Fund and Interfaith Thrift Shop.

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High temperature Thursday in Delphos was 75 degrees, low was 53. Rainfall was recorded at .16 inch. High a year ago today was 82, low was 66. Record high for today is 101, set in 1934. Record low is 38, set in 1993. WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county Associated Press

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show, craft show, and garage sale at the fairgrounds. Ask the Masters will begin at 10 a.m. at the Garden of Senses on Main Street. Also at 10 a.m., the garden tours, inflatables in fountain park, and an information booth will open to the public. The Garden Tours will include the homes of Dr. and Mrs. Kevin Laing, Cathy Reichert, and the John Miller family, as

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well as the garden of the Van Wert Historical Museum, Garden of Senses, and Smiley Park Children’s Garden. ArtRageous on Main will begin at 10 a.m. with the Chalk the Walk Contest. Also at this time on Main Street, there will be an architectural hunt. An hour later at 11 a.m., the Fountain Park Pet Show will begin. The 51st Annual Jubilee Flower Show will be held at the fairgrounds from 1-5 p.m. At 1:30, the Queen’s Tea will take place at Willow Bend. An hour later at 2:30 p.m., the PSD Stars by Erin will be held at Fountain Park. From 3-4 p.m., Kim Hohman’s DanceWorks will provide entertainment at the Fountain Park Band Shell. The Grand Parade will begin at 5 p.m. on Washington Street. Come see the floats that the community has put together and honor the festival’s Grand Marshall, Doug Grooms. At the end of the day, everyone can make their way back to Fountain Park Band Shell for the band, 2 Sticks and a Chick, which will provide a variety of different music styles. Sunday at the fairgrounds from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the 51st Annual Jubilee Flower Show will be underway. At noon, the garden tours will resume until 3 p.m.


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Lima Mall hosts teen night



At the movies . . .
1:50/4:50/7:30/10:00 Battleship (PG-13) 1:05/4:10/4:35/7:00/10:05 What to Expect When You’re Expecting (PG13) 1:35/4:30/7:05/9:55 The Dictator (R) 1:25/4:20/5:00/6:509:40 Dark Shadows (PG-13) 1:45/5:05/7:45/10:25 Marvel’s The Avengers (PG-13) 1:00/4:05/7:10/10:10 Marvel’s The Avengers 3D (PG-13) 1:40/4:40/7:50 The Lucky One (PG-13) 1:15/4:35/7:15/9:45 Eastgate Dollar Movies 2100 Harding Hwy. Lima Saturday and Sunday The Five-Year Engagement (R) 1:00/3/30/7:00/9:30 The Three Stooges (PG) 1:15/3:15/5:15/7:15/9:15 Mirror, Mirror (PG) 1:10/3:20/5:20/7:20/9:30 John Carter (PG-13) 1:00/4:00/7:00/9:30 Shannon Theater 119 S. Main St., Bluffton Men in Black 3 (PG-13) Show times are every evening at 7 p.m. with 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday matinees. 3D show times are every evening at 9:30 p.m. with 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday matinees.

Van Wert County Historical Society President Jon Amundson has announced the historical society will officially open the museum’s new Welcome Center/Research Library and Gift Shop at 2 p.m. on Saturday. After the ribbon-cutting ceremony, the other buildings on the campus also will be open from 2-3:30 p.m. In 2009, the trustees purchased the property at 133 E. Third St. Over the past two years, the Vantage Career Center’s Buildings and Grounds classes, taught by Larry Mengerink and assisted by Brenda Wurst, have renovated the structure. Parking is available behind the Welcome Center.

VW Historical Society to open new center

The Lima Mall and the Partnership for Violence Free Families, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing violence in Allen County, will host a special Teen Night at the mall from 7-11 p.m. on Sunday. The event is for local freshman and sophomore high school-aged teens and aims to provide a safe environment for youth to gather. Teens will register for the event at the front entrance of Lima Mall. The evening will feature music by DJ Old Skool, fun activities including a dance contest, Zumba classes and demonstrations from local law enforcement, the D.A.R.E. program and the bomb squad. In addition, there will be after hours shopping at select mall retailers. Safe Harbor, west-central Ohio’s only runaway and homeless youth shelter, will offer free snacks for the teens, as well as games such as limbo and corn hole. The Partnership for Violence Free Families was created in 2001 through a grant from the Anthem Foundation of Ohio, and has identified four key areas of focus: child sexual assault, child abuse by parents, bullying in schools, and domestic violence. The partnership is made up of individuals representing over 40 organizations in Allen County. Representatives from those organizations will be at the event to provide information and outreach to teens through a contest with prizes. “Lima Mall has been a community shopping destination and gathering place since 1965, and we’re delighted to provide a safe, fun environment for Teen Night,” said Theresa Morocco, director of mall marketing and business development, Lima Mall. “We invite local teens to come out and enjoy the large variety of activities. It’s a great way to kick off the summer vacation.”

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Kristina Koester, left, and Makayla Herron are the 2012 winners of the Philippsen Award. This award was established to honor library volunteer Malanie Philippsen, who gave her time, faith and enthusiasm for literature. She lived in Delphos for just a few years and then moved when her husband switched jobs. Names are engraved on a plaque that hangs outside the Grade School Library. The plaque reads: “The Phillipsen Award Presented yearly to the student demonstrating a strong faith-life and the love and joy of reading. Established to honor library volunteer Melanie Philippsen whose presence was a grace to all she served.” Philippsen stopped by and offered a gift for each winner and bookmarks for all the students.

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All A Honor Roll Sixth grade Anna Berheide, Kevin Hamburg, Jacob Kahle, Josh Klausing, Sarah Klausing and Kierstan Siebeneck. Seventh grade Derek Buss, Kelly Doepker, Bailey Eickholt, Kristen Fortman, Brianna Good, Hannah Kahle, Layne Keefer, Brooke Kimball, Jeffrey Knueve, Carlee Miller, Griffin Recker, Alexis Schroeder, Caleb Siebeneck, Trent Siebeneck, Jenna Siefker and Jade Zeller. Eighth grade Cathy Basinger, Trent Gerding, Sarah Hovest, Joni Kaufman, Brady Laudick, Brooke Lucke, Trevor Maag, Nathan Nordhaus, Kylie Osterhage, Allison Recker, Paige Roller, Kaleb Selhorst, Allison Siebeneck, Katelyn Siebeneck, Grant Unverferth and Renee Vorst. Freshmen Mariah Doepker, Kennedy Hoffman, Erin Knueve, Luke Langhals, Logan Roebke, Derek Schroeder and Casey Wehri. Sophomores Tadd Backus, Ryan Kahle, Kiersten Recker, Kylie Siebeneck, Whitney Smith, Elizabeth Turnwald and Justine Verhoff. Juniors Andrea Bellmann, Damon Birkemeier, Anthony Dunn, Carrie Gerding, Rich Langhals, Amy Smith, Ben Stechschulte, Casey Unverferth, Kaylyn Verhoff, Eric Warnecke and Joel Zeller. Seniors Nicole Kaufman and Austin Roebke. AB Honor Roll Sixth grade Nick Cleemput, Brady Decker, Alecia Dunn, Noah Hermiller, Taylor Lucke, Tori Niese, Kara Siefker, Jakob Stober, Jaylen Vandemark, Kamryn Webken, Trevor Wurth and Taylor Zeller. Seventh grade

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Defense of Marriage Act heads to Supreme Court
By DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer BOSTON — A battle over a federal law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman appears headed for the Supreme Court after an appeals court ruled Thursday that denying benefits to married gay couples is unconstitutional. In a unanimous decision, the three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston said the 1996 law deprives gay couples of the rights and privileges granted to heterosexual couples. The court didn’t rule on the law’s more politically combustible provision — that states without same-sex marriage cannot be forced to recognize gay unions performed in states where it’s legal. It also wasn’t asked to address whether gay couples have a constitutional right to marry. The law was passed at a time when it appeared Hawaii would legalize gay marriage. Since then, many states have instituted their own bans on gay marriage, while eight states have approved the practice, led by Massachusetts in 2004. The court, the first federal appeals panel to rule against the benefits section of the law, agreed with a lower court judge who in 2010 concluded that the law interferes with the right of a state to define marriage and denies married gay couples federal benefits given to heterosexual married couples, including the ability to file joint tax returns. The ruling came in two lawsuits, one filed by the Boston-based legal group Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) and the other by state Attorney General Martha Coakley. “For me, it’s more just about having equality and not having a system of first- and second-class marriages,” said plaintiff Jonathan Knight, a financial associate at Harvard Medical School who married Marlin Nabors in 2006. “I think we can do better, as a country, than that,” said Knight, a plaintiff in the GLAD lawsuit. Knight said the Defense of Marriage Act costs the couple an extra $1,000 a year because they cannot file a joint federal tax return. Opponents of gay marriage blasted the decision. “This ruling that a state can mandate to the federal government the definition of marriage for the sake of receiving federal benefits, we find really bizarre, rather arrogant, if I may say so,” said Kris Mineau, president of the Massachusetts Family Institute. Since Congress passed the law, eight states have approved gay marriage, including Massachusetts,

One Year Ago • Having taught at Delphos City Schools for 30 years, Becky McClure decided it was time to step down and let the younger generation step in. For the last two and a half to three years, McClure taught fifth grade at Franklin Elementary School. Before that, she was at Jefferson Middle School for more than 26 years. 25 Years Ago — 1987 • Sunday afternoon at St. John High School 67 seniors were graduated in commencement ceremonies. George E. Adams, principal of St. John High School, presided over the ceremony with the Rev. James E. Peiffer, pastor of St. John Parish and superintendent of the schools, bestowing diplomas. Craig A. Geise, Cheryl L. Wiechart, Scott A. Knebel and Craig A. Allemeier, the top four students in the class, academically, delivered speeches on their time in school and challenges for the future. • Tau Chapter of Alpha Delta Omega held its last meeting of the season with a dinner at Flanagan’s Restaurant, Lima. Officers for the 1987-88 term were installed as follows: Doris Dienstberger, president; Janice Sherrick, vice president; Margie Morris, secretary; Pat Wiltsie, treasurer; and Pauline Brandyberry, messenger editor. • Jefferson Senior High School graduated 74 seniors Saturday afternoon in commencement ceremonies at Jefferson Middle School. Bruce Sommers, superintendent of schools, presided over the commencement exercises. James Wellmann, president of the Delphos Board of Education, presented the diplomas. Graduating with high honors were Robert M. Aldrich, Jr., Mindy Kay Best and Jeffery Hartsock. 50 Years Ago — 1962 • A Delphos young lady, Lois J. Gerdeman, freshman student at Saint Francis College, Fort Wayne, Indiana, has been named co-editor of the Jongleur, the college monthly newspaper. Lois, a 1961 graduate of St. John’s High School, is now an English major at the college. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred J. Gerdeman of Delphos. • Kart track results were Leo Goble, slow heat; Don Moore, fast heat; Chuck Ardner, winner, slow feature; Gene Williams, runner-up, slow feature; Don Moore, winner, fast feature; Don Degen, runner-up, fast feature; Dale Van Meter, slow consolation; and Gary Zerkel, fast consolation. • Elida Community Lions Club recently installed new officers for the coming year. The following offices were filled: president, Winfred McSween; first vice president, Dick Eversole; second vice president, Kenneth Miller; third vice president, Don Kruse; secretary, William Kirk; treasurer, Leon Hall; two-year directors, Leonard Palmer and Roger Rekart; oneyear directors, Russell Armstrong and Bill Kundert; tailtwister, Clayton Prostman; assistant tailtwister, Otto Senig; Lion tamer, Bill Beerman; and assistant Lion tamer, Walter Long. 75 Years Ago — 1937 • Amelia Earhart shot her twin-motored monoplane toward San Juan, Puerto Rico, today on a second attempted flight around the world. She was accompanied by her navigator, Capt. Fred J. Noonan. Last March 17 Miss Earhart took off from Oakland on a westward flight around the world. It failed when she crashed at Honolulu after a tire blowout on the runways. • The Delphos Merchants baseball team defeated Pleasant Mills, Ind., Sunday in a league game played at that place. The score was 8-3. Noonan was on the mound for Delphos with K. W. Findley receiving his slants. Noonan struck out six, issued one walk and allowed seven hits. The Delphos players had two errors. • School at Fort Jennings was dismissed Tuesday for the summer vacation. Miss Armella Klima and Miss Ella Mae Schille, graduates of the Jennings Consolidated High School, received their diplomas at Jennings Memorial Hall Sunday evening. An entertaining play was presented at this time by students of the high school under the direction of Catherine Leinen.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. companies likely hired at a modest pace in May for the third straight month, underscoring the slow but steady nature of the recovery. Economists forecast that employers added 158,000 jobs, according to a survey by FactSet. The unemployment rate is projected to remain 8.1 percent. The Labor Department will release the May employment report today. Job gains at that pace would be an improvement from the average 135,000 jobs per month added in April and March. But it would be slower than the pace set from December through February, when the economy added an average of 252,000 jobs per month. Several reports Thursday suggested that hiring could be weaker than forecast. The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose to a five-week high, a sign layoffs may have ticked up. And businesses added 133,000 jobs in May, according to a survey by payroll provider ADP. That was better than April’s figure but not by much. “Greater anxiety about the outlook likely tempered firms’ willingness to hire in May,” Ellen Zentner, an economist at Nomura Securities, said. The threat from Europe’s financial crisis has grown in recent weeks. The crisis is driving up borrowing costs for Spain and Italy and spreading to the banking system. Greece could be forced to exit the euro, which would likely push the region into a recession. That could limit U.S. growth. Business confidence may be waning. Companies have cut their spending on capital goods such as computers and machinery for two straight months. And some regional surveys suggest the manufacturing sector is expanding at a slower pace. Worries about Europe have weighed heavily on the stock market. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 820 points in May. It was the first losing month since September and the biggest monthly point loss since May 2010. Surveys show the economy is the top issue on voters’ minds. Weaker growth and only modest job gains could give momentum to Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential challenger. Romney has made President Barack Obama’s handling of the economy the central theme in his campaign. There are some signs that hiring may improve. Employers advertised 3.74 million job openings in March, the most since July 2008. And the hiring numbers often end up better than what’s initially reported. The government revises the monthly figures twice. It has revised previous hiring gains higher by an average of 30,000 each month in the past year, according to economists at Deutsche Bank. Other recent data have painted a mixed picture of the job market and economic growth. The economy expanded at an annual rate of 1.9 percent in the first three months of this year, the Commerce Department said Thursday. That’s a slower pace than first estimated a month ago. Governments and consumers spent less and businesses rebuilt their stockpiles more slowly.

House passes veterans funding bill
By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House approved legislation Thursday to boost health care spending for veterans and provide more money to compensate record numbers of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans claiming service-related disabilities as they return home. The 407-12 vote reflected the traditional bipartisan support for veterans in Congress and efforts by Republicans to exempt veterans’ programs from cuts felt by other domestic programs. Roughly half of the $148 billion measure is for veterans’ pensions and disability payments over which lawmakers have little practical control. That includes a 20 percent, $10.5 billion increase for such payments. The Associated Press reported earlier this week that 45 percent of the 1.6 million veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are now seeking compensation for injuries they say are service-related. About 1.2 million veterans are expected to file for disability claims next year, on top of a backlog of By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent almost 1 million applicants. The measure also boosts spending for Veterans Administration medical services in 2014 by $2.2 billion, a 5 percent increase that came even as the VA revealed earlier this year that it had overestimated medical care costs by $3 billion for this year and $2 billion for next. VA medical programs are budgeted more than a year in advance to insulate them from the ups and downs of the budget process. Pro-labor Republicans joined with Democrats to win 218-198 passage of an amendment by Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., to strip a provision that would have blocked the Pentagon from requiring contractors to sign project labor agreements to secure federal contracts. Such agreements require contractors to negotiate with union officials, recognize union wages and generally abide by collective-bargaining agreements. The veterans’ measure is perhaps the most popular of the 12 annual spending bills that Congress must pass. It had been expected to pass easily despite a White House veto threat that was issued

Connecticut, New York, Iowa, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maryland, Washington state and the District of Columbia. Maryland and Washington’s laws are not yet in effect and may be subject to referendums. Last year, President Barack Obama announced that the Department of Justice would no longer defend the constitutionality of the law. After that, House Speaker John Boehner convened the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group to defend it. The legal group argued the case before the appeals court. White House spokesman Jay Carney said the appeals court ruling is “in concert with the president’s views.” Obama, who once opposed gay marriage, declared his unequivocal personal support on May 9. Carney wouldn’t say whether the government would actively seek to have the law overturned if the case goes before the Supreme Court. “I can’t predict what the next steps will be in handling cases of this nature,” Carney said. The 1st Circuit said its ruling would not be enforced until the Supreme Court decides the case, meaning that same-sex married couples will not be eligible to receive the economic benefits denied by the law until the high court rules.

Begging for Money: Candidates compete for cash
WASHINGTON — Republican strategist “Karl Rove and his allies have taken the gloves off” in Ohio. Send money to stop them. No, wait. “Hollywoodliberal-elites are trying to hijack a Senate seat in Missouri.” Funds needed now to prevent it. These aren’t letters home from distraught relatives or friends. They are part of a ceaseless competition for campaign cash in the email era, from the race for the White House to Congress and local office. The stakes are high, measured in the hundreds of millions of dollars every election cycle. Precisely how much is not known, since the Federal Election Commission does not require federal candidates to tally donations raised via email or websites separately from those made in response to traditional mail, phone banks or candidate calls. In an age of multi-tasking, getting attention fast is critical. President Barack Obama entered small-dollar donors into a lottery with a chance to have lunch with him last fall. In a follow-up, the prize is dinner with him and former President Bill Clinton. The idea seems to be catching on. Mitt Romney’s campaign is raising funds by giving contributors a chance to be one of four picked to “sit down for a bite to eat” with the Republican presidential contender and his wife, Ann. Some online appeals include video, like one that Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., included of her rival, Pete Hoekstra, saying he favored drilling for oil in the Great Lakes laterally from onshore platforms. Others seek a signature on an online petition, an act meant to create a sense of empowerment in the signer, and one that leads quickly to a request for funds. Opponents of the recall of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker often send out email requests for money that include a list of names of “Great Patriots” and the amounts they have donated. The hope is that others will join. “It’s like a two-minute elevator pitch,” said Taryn Rosenkranz, whose company, New Blue Interactive, works for Democratic candidates and causes. “You don’t have very much time before you’ve lost the reader.” Messages delivered digitally are “faster and more agile than TV, direct mail or

over moves by GOP leaders to break faith with last summer’s budget deal by cutting overall funding for agency operating budgets by $19 billion, almost 2 percent. The veto promise didn’t find fault with the funding levels in the veterans’ measure itself. Instead, it said the GOP moves on spending would force deep cuts to domestic programs like education, research and health care in subsequent legislation. Disability claims from Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans are running much higher than from veterans of prior conflicts. An estimated 21 percent of veterans filed claims after the first Gulf War in the early 1990s, government officials say. What’s more, these new veterans are claiming a greater number of ailments than veterans of prior conflicts like the Vietnam War and World War II. Many factors are driving the dramatic increase in claims — the weak economy, more troops surviving wounds and more awareness of problems such as concussions and post-traumatic stress disorder. phones. You can initiate a fundraising campaign the day a news story hits or something of note occurs in the political environment,” said Ben Olson, director of online services for the Republican-aligned firm Arena Communications. Even preview lines — those short phrases that summarize items in an email inbox — are viewed as critically important. “Nasty, vindictive and liberal to boot!” read one recently, practically begging to be opened. “Exclusive: We want you to be the first to see this,” confided another mass email. Technology lets campaigns know instantly how much money is coming in the door in response to the latest pitch. “A lot of times what you can do is put out two or three different versions and put them out to different demographics and sometimes through different websites,” said Steve McMahon, a Democratic political consultant. Increasingly, campaigns use Facebook and other social media websites to raise money. Erik Nilsson, vice president at the CDMI, a Republican-aligned firm, claims credit on the company’s website for showing that online fundraising yields “can be increased by 52 percent by engaging donors through social networks.”


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TODAY 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. 12:15 p.m. — Testing of warning sirens by Delphos Fire and Rescue 1-3 p.m. — Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. SUNDAY 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. MONDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 7 p.m. — Delphos City Council meets at the Delphos Municipal Building, 608 N. Canal St. Delphos Parks and Recreation board meets at the recreation building at Stadium Park. Washington Township trustees meet at the township house. 7:30 p.m. — Spencerville village council meets at the mayor’s office. Delphos Eagles Auxiliary meets at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 Fifth St. 8 p.m. — The Veterans of Foreign Wars meet at the hall. TUESDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 7 p.m. — Delphos Coon and Sportsman’s Club meets. 7:30 p.m. — Alcoholics Anonymous, First Presbyterian Church, 310 W. Second St. WEDNESDAY 9 a.m. - noon — Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St., Kalida. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. Noon — Rotary Club meets at The Grind. 6 p.m. — Shepherds of Christ Associates meet in the St. John’s Chapel. 6:30 p.m. — Delphos Kiwanis Club meets at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. Delphos Civil Service Commission meets at Municipal Building. 7:30 p.m. — Hope Lodge 214 Free and Accepted Masons, Masonic Temple, North Main Street.


Kids can be very funny. Sometimes they are funny because they are trying to be and sometimes they are funny by accident. A sense of humor is constantly evolving in children. Their understanding of the world is changing and as it changes, their ability to find humor in it also changes. We have all had the good fortune of watching an infant giggle endlessly when they hear or see something unexpected from a familiar source. For instance, her daddy making a squeaking sound when she squeezes his finger. She will laugh each time he does this because the initial laugh invoked a laugh from her father. She will now try to recreate this laugh over and over by squeezing his finger again, laughing at the resulting squeak and then laughing along with her father as he laughs in kind. Her sense of humor has just been awakened. In a few years the laughs will become more verbally centered. Recently, I had brothers come into my office for their 2-year and 5-year physicals. Their discussion with me was a classic example of how kids sense of humor changes as they mature. The 5-year-old wanted to tell me a joke, ‘What do witches eat at the beach?’ — a sand-witch. His mother and I laughed and the young

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Four students of Shane Lear’s Martial Arts studio in Delphos took home 1st- and 2ndplace awards at the Miami Valley Karate Tournament held in Sharonville, Ohio: left to right, Brendan Stoner – 1st place forms, 1st place weapons, 2nd place sparring (11-12 The Delphos Black 3rd/4th grade basketball team recently completed a successful sea- intermediate level); Tyler Birr – 2nd place forms, 3rd place weapons (11-12 beginner son with a runner-up finish at their own tournament. The team competed in Ft. Wayne, level); Emma Birr – 2nd place forms (7-8 beginner level); and Carson Stoner – 1st place weapons, 1st place sparring, 3rd place forms (9-10 intermediate level. Ind., in league play and also participated in a local tournament in Bluffton.
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Karate students take awards at tournament

Van Wert Elks Lodge 1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks held their 2012 Soccer Shoot at the lodge. Approximately 20 students participated in the event and were cheered on by parents and grandparents. In the girls division, 7 and under group, placing 1st was Elliana Kline and 2nd was Madison Ditmeyer. In the 8-9 age group, 1st place was Adeline Collins. In the 12-13 age group, Sydni Thatcher took first. In the boys division, 7 and under, placing 1st was Logan Ditmeyer, 2nd Austin Bockrath and 3rd Isaac Kline. In the 8-9 group, 1st went to Fletcher Collins, 2nd Landon Moody and 3rd Anthony Kline. In the 10-11 group, 1st went to Ethan Swallow. In the 12-13 age, 1st went to Michael Etter, 2nd Brandon Hernandez and 3rd Drew Kline. The first-, second- and third-place winners each received The family of the late Nathan Miller: Angie, left, Sarah a trophy and all participants received a participant medal. The first-place winners will represent Van Wert Lodge at the Northwest District Soccer Shoot to be held in Findlay June 16 and district winners will advance to the state contest and Sam Miller. They are preparing for the third annual July 28 at Coschocton. Pictured are the first- thru third-place winners showing off their respective awards along with Nathan Miller Memorial Baseball Tournament this weekend at Stadium Park. their fellow contestants.

Phil’s gone, Tiger and Rory climb back Sefolosha sparks Thunder to 102-82 win
By RUSTY MILLER The Associated Press DUBLIN — It was a strange day of rises, falls and departures at the Memorial Tournament. Phil Mickelson played 18 holes, said he was tired and withdrew, while his playing partners blamed fans with cellphone cameras. Four-time winner Tiger Woods was in his accustomed spot near the top of the leaderboard despite a double-bogey, while Rory McIlroy weathered an embarrassing quadruple-bogey. And the best rounds of the day at the star-studded tournament — featuring seven of the top 10 players in the world — were put up by Scott Stallings, Erik Compton and Spencer Levin, who have a grand total of one PGA Tour win. The biggest news was that Mickelson shot a 79 and then told playing partners Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson that he was going home because he was mentally drained after a hectic past few weeks that included taking his wife, Amy, to Italy and France for her 40th birthday. “I’ve got to be more big picture-oriented and think about the U.S. Open (in two weeks at Olympic) and what’s best to get my best golf out there, and I need the next few days to rest up a bit,” Mickelson said, offering regrets he wasn’t living up to his “responsibility” to finish the tournament. The 79 was his worst round ever at the Memorial. He declined to say whether he was bothered by distractions on the course. But Watson and Fowler laid the blame for his withdrawal on fans who continually distracted Mickelson by snapping photos with cellphone cameras. “Phil’s a great player and a great champion and it just took him out of his game. It’s sad. It’s sad that cellphones can make or break a championship,” said Watson, who shot a 75. Watson said the tour rule on cellphone cameras isn’t working. Fans are allowed to have them on the course if they are put on vibrate and used only in specific areas. “It makes it very difficult,” he said. “Ever since they made that rule that cell phones are allowed, it’s just not fun playing.” Fowler, the third member of the marquee threesome that was followed by a huge gallery, said the clicks and snaps of the phone cameras affected Mickelson in particular. “There were a few phones out there,” he said with a grin. “There were a few times when we had to back off and reset. You could see Phil was a little fatigued and was having trouble blocking it out a bit.” Stallings shot a 6-under 66 for a one-stroke edge on Compton and Levin. Seven players were at 69, with Woods and Ernie Els among the crowd at 70. World No. 1 Luke Donald, McIlroy and Fowler were in the group at 71. Defending champ Steve Stricker bogeyed his last three holes for a 73. Stallings, who missed six weeks earlier this year with torn rib cartilage, sounded as surprised as anyone that he sat atop the leaderboard. “It’s been a very — ‘lackluster’ would be an understatement — season,” said the Massachusetts native, who won the Greenbrier Classic last July during his rookie season on tour. “I stayed positive all throughout being injured. I kept telling myself that it was only a matter of time before a round like this was coming around.” The 27-year-old needed just 25 putts, chipping in for eagle at the par-5 seventh hole. Compton is best known for persevering through heart transplants in 1992 and 2008. He has finished in the top 25 of just one of his 44 career events, but has brought untold publicity to heart disease and transplants. “My wife flew in. Maybe she’s good luck,” said Compton, whose current heart came from a donor in the Columbus area. Levin also had an incredible putting day, saying, “I don’t think I’ve ever putted that good.” He rolled in birdie putts of 25, 32 and 33 feet, not to mention two 10-footers and a 12-footer. “Maybe for Tiger or some of the best players of all time like (Memorial founder Jack Nicklaus), they play well all the time,” Levin said. “But for at least nine out of 10 guys have ups and downs throughout the year and I guess it’s been a little lull (for me).”

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OKLAHOMA CITY — In a Western Conference finals filled with established stars, Thabo Sefolosha used a stretch of defensive excellence to turn the momentum in the Oklahoma City Thunder’s favor and stop a dominant sevenweek run by the San Antonio Spurs. Kevin Durant scored 22 points, Sefolosha set playoff career-bests with 19 points and six steals, and the Thunder snapped San Antonio’s 20-game winning streak by beating the Spurs 102-82 in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals on Thursday night. The Thunder’s fears of falling into a historically insurmountable 3-0 series deficit faded quickly as Sefolosha got four steals to power an 8-0 Oklahoma City run in the first 3 minutes and set the tone for San Antonio’s worst offensive outing of the season. “We need everybody to be aggressive and Thabo stepped up tonight and kind of sparked us,” Durant said. Sefolosha, a guard from Switzerland, has been Oklahoma City’s defensive ace on the perimeter since coming over in a trade with Chicago midway through the Thunder’s first season after relocating from Seattle. Coach Scott Brooks assigned him to clamp down on All-Star point guard Tony Parker, who had 34 points in Game 2. “That was Scott’s idea. The whole time, we’ve been thinking about it and we made the adjustment tonight and it worked out good,” said Sefolosha, a veteran of the Swiss national team. Parker and Stephen Jackson led the Spurs with 16 points apiece. Tim Duncan had 11 points on 5-for-15 shooting, taking 11 of San Antonio’s first 25 shots as the offense went through the All-Star center instead of Parker. “It’s not about Tony,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “It’s about our team, and we played much more poorly tonight than we have and I thought they played fantastic

basketball in every way.” The Spurs, who already set an NBA record for the longest winning streak carried over from the regular season into the playoffs, were trying to match the league mark for most wins to start the postseason. The Lakers won 11 straight to start the 1989 and 2001 playoffs, getting swept in the NBA finals the first time and winning it all the second. The Spurs hadn’t lost since April 11 against the Lakers at home. They had been averaging 109.4 points during the winning streak and had been held to double digits only twice. “They played like it was a closeout game, both offensively and defensively,” Popovich said. “They were very active, physical, they moved the ball well on offense. They did all those things better than we did. They beat us good.” Parker and Duncan didn’t play in the final 15 minutes, and Popovich pulled the plug after a series of three straight turnovers allowed the deficit to reach 23 points early in the fourth quarter. Sefolosha had a righthanded dunk off a lob pass from Russell Westbrook, who followed with his own twohanded jam on an alley-oop pass. Sefolosha followed with a reverse layup on another turnover-fueled fast-break to push the lead to 86-63 with 9:48 left. All of Sefolosha’s big stops helped feed Oklahoma City’s transition game, and ended up leading to his own uncharacteristically high scoring output. Sefolosha had never scored more than 12 points in the postseason, and he only reached double figures in six of 53 games this season. But scoring his own points has never been why the Thunder wanted Sefolosha around. “He’s a great defender and he always does a great job. I think maybe a little more size might have helped,” forward Nick Collison said. “But it’s just one game for us. The Spurs have still won 20 out of 21. We have to be able to do it again. They will probably make adjustments.” The Thunder put together

another 9-0 run coinciding with Manu Ginobili coming out of the game, and featuring Serge Ibaka sticking his tongue out after nailing a jumper from the key. Brooks soon followed suit and pulled his own front-line players with the game well in hand. A day earlier, Brooks had called out his players during a team meeting for not giving their all — specifically failing to make extra efforts to close out on San Antonio’s 3-point shooters. “We knew what we had to do. We were not going to lay down and roll over just because we’re down 0-2,” Durant said. “We’re going to keep fighting. The coaches said we need to play harder. After Game 3, Brooks said he would “be shocked if there’s possessions we didn’t play hard” when he goes back over the video of the game. Popovich couldn’t say the same, assessing that “I think they played smarter than we did and I think they played harder than we did.” “They did definitely play with a lot more energy, a lot more passion than us tonight,” said Parker, who committed five turnovers. Oklahoma City outscored San Antonio 28-8 in the paint while building a 54-41 halftime lead, then never let the Spurs closer than 11. San Antonio had averaged 46 points in the paint while winning Games 1 and 2, and 47.8 during the playoffs before being held to 24 in Game 3. “We wanted to bounce back after two losses. We had to play better and we did that tonight,” Sefolosha said. “We played with energy, we played with passion in front of our home crowd. They did a great job giving us a lift.” Sefolosha set up Ibaka’s two-handed dunk and hit a 3-pointer during a 13-1 run early in the second quarter that gave Oklahoma City the lead for good, with San Antonio’s only point coming on a free throw by Ginobili after Durant was called for a technical foul while arguing a call from the bench. “We just played a good basketball game,” Brooks said. “We played with a lot of force, we played with good energy, but we played defensive-minded basketball.


St. Ignatius Loyola was clear from the beginning that a to do with the state of their souls as the state of their bodies Jesuit education would involve more than texts and class- and their minds.” Growing concerns about “Catholic identity” issues rooms, teaching that students should “absorb along with played a role in Deneen’s recent decision to leave Georgetheir letters the morals worthy of a Christian.” Thus, the motto of the Society of Jesus can be found in town and accept a similar political science post at the Unigilded letters across the front of Georgetown University’s versity of Notre Dame. While stressing he doesn’t want to famous Gaston Hall: “Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam Inque “become the poster boy for Georgetown bashing,” the proHominum Salutem (For the Greater Glory of God and the fessor said he was increasingly concerned about the impact of years of clashes between Georgetown Salvation of Humanity).” In other words, a Jesuit university TERRY MATTINGLY and church leaders over issues of doctrine and public life. can be judged on its impact on souls, These debates could reach Rome, if a as well as the quality of its research prominent Georgetown graduate has his and scholarship. Attempting to balway. Academy Award winner William Peance this equation has caused intense ter Blatty, best known for writing “The Exand often bitter debates at Georgetown orcist,” is leading a petition drive requestand other Catholic schools across the ing that the Archdiocese of Washington nation -- with the Vatican listening in. and perhaps the Vatican investigate 20-plus The key is to follow St. Ignatius in years of complaints about the university’s linking morals and academics, according to the founder of the Tocqueville Forum at Georgetown, compliance with guidelines in the 1990 “apostolic constitua program dedicated to building character and virtue in stu- tion” on education issued by Pope John Paul II entitled “Ex dents. This strategy is also linked to Vatican demands that Corde Ecclesiae (From the Heart of the Church).” “We may choose to file a canon action again, one much Catholic educators maintain a “Catholic identity” on their larger in scale and seeking alternative forms of relief that campuses. “For far too many students today there is a huge gap will include, among others, that Georgetown’s right to call between what happens in our classrooms and their experi- itself Catholic and Jesuit be revoked or suspended for a ences in their dormitories, in the dining hall and in the rest time,” noted Blatty in his online appeal (GUpetition.org) to of life on and off campus,” said Patrick J. Deneen. Thus, supporters. “What we truly seek is for Georgetown to have it’s time for Catholic administrators and faculty members to the vision and courage to be Catholic, but clearly the slow remember that the “state of our students’ lives has as much pastoral approach has not worked.”

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The Georgetown administration did not respond earlier this week to repeated requests for a response to the Blatty effort. Among its many requirements, Ex Corde Ecclesiae states: “In ways appropriate to the different academic disciplines, all Catholic teachers are to be faithful to, and all other teachers are to respect, Catholic doctrine and morals in their research and teaching.” However, the pope also said the “freedom of conscience of each person is to be fully respected.” Georgetown is not alone in struggling with the tensions created by these kinds of statements, stressed Deneen. The key is that administrators must be willing to seek faculty who are committed to a school’s “character and mission,” as well as to their own research and careers. At the same time, Deneen said he has found that today’s students “crave input” on subjects that are both highly personal and academic -- such as dating and marriage, as well as how to blend career ambitions with concerns about building strong families in neighborhoods and communities that mesh with their personal values. The goal is for Catholic educators to find a way for dialogues about these kinds of moral topics “to infuse campus life at every level,” from the dorm room to the classroom. “It used to be normal for students to hear about these kinds of moral and spiritual issues from faculty members, not just from campus ministers,” said Deneen. However, on far too many Catholic campuses “they are no longer seen by faculty members as being important to their work. Some even consider them off-limits.”

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A.C.T.S. NEW TESTAMENT FELLOWSHIP Rev. Linda Wannemacher-Pastor Jaye Wannemacher-Worship Leader Contact: 419-695-3566 Sunday - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study with worship @ ACTS Chapel-8277 German Rd., Delphos Thursday - 7:00 p.m. “For Such A Time As This” All & Non Denominational Tri-County Community Intercessory Prayer Meeting @ Presbyterian Church (Basement), 310 W. 2nd St. Delphos Everyone Welcome. DELPHOS BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Terry McKissack 302 N Main, Delphos Contact: 419-692-0061 or 419-302-6423 Sunday - 10:00 a.m. Sunday School (All Ages) , 11:00 a.m. Sunday Service, 6:00 p.m Sunday Evening Service Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study, Youth Study Nursery available for all services. FIRST UNITED PRESBYTERIAN 310 W. Second St. 419-692-5737 Pastor Harry Tolhurst Sunday: 11:00 Worship Service Everyone Welcome Communion first Sunday of every month. Communion at Van Crest Health Care Center - First Sunday of each month at 2:30 p.m., Nursing Home and assisted living. ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH 422 North Pierce St., Delphos Phone 419-695-2616 Rev. Angela Khabeb Saturday-8:00 a.m. Prayer Breakfast Sunday-9:00 a.m. Worship service Tuesday-6:30-7:30 Relay for Life Wednesday - 11:00 a.m. Good Morning/Good Shepherd; 7:00 p.m. InReach/OutReach Saturday-8:00 a.m. Prayer Breakfast, Hall rented all day Sunday-9:00 a.m. Worship Service FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD “Where Jesus is Healing Hurting Hearts!” 808 Metbliss Ave., Delphos One block south of Stadium Park. 419-692-6741 Lead Pastor - Dan Eaton Sunday - 10:30 a.m. - “Celebration of Worship” with Kids Church & Nursery provided.; 6:00 p.m. Youth Ministry at The ROC Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Discipleship in The Upper Level For more info see our website: www. delphosfirstassemblyofgod.com. DELPHOS CHRISTIAN UNION Pastor: Rev. Gary Fish 470 S. Franklin St., (419) 692-9940 9:30 Sunday School 10:30 Sunday morning service. Youth ministry every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. Children’s ministry every third Saturday from 11 to 1:30. ST. PAUL’S UNITED METHODIST 335 S. Main St. Delphos Pastor - Rev. David Howell Sunday - 9:00 a.m. Worship Service DELPHOS WESLEYAN CHURCH 11720 Delphos Southworth Rd. Delphos - Phone 419-695-1723 Pastor Wayne Prater Sunday - 10:30 a.m. Worship; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School for all ages. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Service and prayer meeting. TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 211 E. Third St., Delphos Rev. David Howell, Pastor Sunday - 8:15 a.m. Worship Service/ Communion; 9:15 a.m. Seekers Sunday School Class Meets in Parlor; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service/Communion/Baptism; 11:30 a.m. Radio Worship on WDOH Tuesday - 7:00 p.m. Outreach Committee Wednesday - 2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Blood Drive @ Knights of Columbus Thursday - 8:00 a.m.-12 Noon Summer Office Hours; 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Supper on Us Friday - 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon Summer Office Hours Saturday - 2:00 p.m. Kathy Stewart Piano Recital; Youth Car Wash by Appointment Only MARION BAPTIST CHURCH 2998 Defiance Trail, Delphos Pastor Jay Lobach 419-339-6319 Services: Sunday - 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 331 E. Second St., Delphos 419-695-4050 Rev. Mel Verhoff, Pastor Rev. Jacob Gordon, Asst. Pastor Fred Lisk and Dave Ricker, Deacons Mary Beth Will, Liturgical Coordinator; Mrs. Trina Shultz, Pastoral Associate. Mel Rode, Parish Council President Celebration of the Sacraments Eucharist – Lord’s Day Observance; Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 7:30, 9:15, 11:30 a.m.; Weekdays as announced on Sunday bulletin. Baptism – Celebrated first Sunday of month at 1:30 p.m. Call rectory to schedule Pre-Baptismal instructions. Reconciliation – Tuesday and Friday 7:30-7:50 a.m.; Saturday 3:304:00 p.m. Anytime by request. Matrimony – Arrangements must be made through the rectory six months in advance. Anointing of the Sick – Communal celebration in May and October. Administered upon request.

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Spencerville Rev. Ron Shifley, Pastor Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Church School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. AGAPE FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES 9250 Armstrong Road, Spencerville Pastors Phil & Deb Lee Sunday - 10:00 a.m. Worship service. Wed. - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study

Family; 9:00 a.m. Sunday School LIVE; 10:00 a.m. Wednesday - 6:45 p.m. Calvary Youth SALEM UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 15240 Main St. Venedocia Rev. Wendy S. Pratt, Pastor Church Phone: 419-667-4142 Sunday - 8:30 a.m. - Adult Bell Choir; 8:45 a.m. Jr. Choir; 9:30 a.m. - Worship; 10:45 a.m. - Sunday school; 6:30 p.m. - Capital Funds Committee. Monday - 6 p.m. Senior Choir. ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 601 Jennings Rd., Van Wert Sunday 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.; Monday 8:30 a.m.; Tuesday 7 p.m.; Wednesday 8:30 a.m.; Thursday 8:30 a.m. - Communion Service; Friday 8:30 a.m.; Saturday 4 p.m. VAN WERT VICTORY CHURCH OF GOD 10698 US 127S., Van Wert (Next to Tracy’s Auction Service) Tommy Sandefer, lead pastor Ron Prewitt, sr. adult pastor Sunday worship & children’s ministry - 10:00 a.m. www.vwvcoh.com facebook: vwvcoh

HARTFORD CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Independent Fundamental) Rt. 81 and Defiance Trial Rt. 2, Box 11550 Spencerville 45887 Rev. Robert King, Pastor Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service; 7:00 p.m. Evening worship and Teens Alive (grades 7-12). Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Bible service. Tuesday & Thursday– 7- 9 p.m. Have you ever wanted to preach the “Word of God?” This is your time to do it. Come share your love of Christ with us.
IMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 699 Sunnydale, Elida, Ohio 454807 Pastor Kimberly R. Pope-Seiberlin Sunday - 8:30 a.m. traditional; 10:45 a.m. contemporary NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN CENTER 2240 Baty Road, Elida Ph. 339-5673 Rev. James F. Menke, Pastor Sunday – 10 a.m. Worship. Wednesday – 7 p.m. Evening service. CORNERSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH 2701 Dutch Hollow Rd. Elida Phone: 339-3339 Rev. Frank Hartman Sunday - 10 a.m. Sunday School (all ages); 11 a.m. Morning Service; 6 p.m. Evening Service. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Prayer Meeting. Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8-noon, 1-4- p.m. ZION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Corner of Zion Church & Conant Rd., Elida Pastors: Mark and D.J. Fuerstenau Sunday - Service - 9:00 a.m. PIKE MENNONITE CHURCH 3995 McBride Rd., Elida Phone 419-339-3961 LIGHTHOUSE CHURCH OF GOD Elida - Ph. 222-8054 Rev. Larry Ayers, Pastor Service schedule: Sunday– 10 a.m. School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 6 p.m. Sunday evening. FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH 4750 East Road, Elida Pastor - Brian McManus Sunday – 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship, nursery available. Wednesday – 6:30 p.m. Youth Prayer, Bible Study; 7:00 p.m. Adult Prayer and Bible Study; 8:00 p.m. Choir. GOMER UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 7350 Gomer Road, Gomer, Ohio 419-642-2681 gomererucc@bright.net Rev. Brian Knoderer Sunday – 10:30 a.m. Worship

PENTECOSTAL WAY CHURCH Pastors: Bill Watson Rev. Ronald Defore 1213 Leeson Ave., Van Wert 45891 Phone (419) 238-5813 Head Usher: Ted Kelly 10:00 a.m. - Sunday School 11:10 a.m. - Worship 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. - Wednesday Morning Bible Class 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. - Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m. - Wed. Night Bible Study. Thursday - Choir Rehearsal Anchored in Jesus Prayer Line (419) 238-4427 or (419) 232-4379. Emergency - (419) 993-5855 FAITH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Road U, Rushmore Pastor Robert Morrison Sunday – 10 am Church School; 11:00 Church Service; 6:00 p.m. Evening Service Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Evening Service ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA CATHOLIC CHURCH 512 W. Sycamore, Col. Grove Office 419-659-2263 Fax: 419-659-5202 Father Tom Extejt Masses: Tuesday-Friday - 8:00 a.m.; First Friday of the month - 7 p.m.; Saturday - 4:30 p.m.; Sunday - 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Confessions - Saturday 3:30 p.m., anytime by appointment. CHURCH OF GOD 18906 Rd. 18R, Rimer 419-642-5264 Fax: 419-642-3061 Rev. Mark Walls Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH Rev. Robert DeSloover, Pastor 7359 St. Rt. 109 New Cleveland Saturday Mass - 7:00 p.m. Sunday Mass - 8:30 a.m. IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH Ottoville Rev. John Stites Mass schedule: Saturday - 4 p.m.; Sunday - 10:30 a.m. ST. BARBARA CHURCH 160 Main St., Cloverdale 45827 419-488-2391 Fr. John Stites Mass schedule: Saturday 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8:00 a.m. ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH 135 N. Water St., Ft. Jennings Rev. Joe Przybysz Phone: 419-286-2132 Mass schedule: Saturday 5 p.m.; Sunday 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. ST. MICHAEL CHURCH Kalida Fr. Mark Hoying Saturday – 4:30 p.m. Mass. Sunday – 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. Masses. Weekdays: Masses on Mon., Tues., Wed. and Friday at 8:00 am; Thurs. 7:30 p.m.

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

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH Landeck - Phone: 419-692-0636 Rev. Mel Verhoff, Pastor Administrative aide: Rita Suever Masses: 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday. Newcomers register at parish. Marriages: Please call the parish house six months in advance. Baptism: Please call the parish

ST. PATRICK’S CHURCH 500 S. Canal, Spencerville 419-647-6202 Saturday - 4:30 p.m. Reconciliation; 5 p.m. Mass, May 1 - Oct. 30. Sunday 10:30 a.m. Mass. SPENCERVILLE FULL GOSPEL 107 Broadway St., Spencerville Pastor Charles Muter Home Ph. 419-657-6019 Sunday: Morning Services - 10:00 a.m. Evening Services - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Worship service. SPENCERVILLE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 317 West North St. - 419-296-2561 Pastor Tom Shobe 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship; 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Service TRINITY UNITED METHODIST Corner of Fourth & Main, Spencerville Phone 419-647-5321 Rev. Jan Johnson, Pastor Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship service.

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Dear Annie: Last week, I point out that there is also a received a fancy wedding invi- good possibility that any high tation. The next day, the bride school junior or senior boy emailed, saying she hoped I who has sex with this girl could attend and is looking could be charged with a crime forward to seeing me at the because she is underage. It wedding. Then she added that hardly seems worth risking his she hopes I don’t mind watch- future. That said, let’s hope ing all the little kids at the his interest in her is purely for the sake of friendship. ceremony and reception. Dear Annie: I totally agree The bride is in great shape financially. Is it to be expect- with Judy Hou, who is trying ed in this economy that one to get readers involved with could be invited to a wed- the Campaign for TobaccoFree Kids. ding only to proWe were taught in vide a service? How pharmacy law class should I respond? -that certain medicaKentucky tions are classified Dear Kentucky: by their potential Even if you babysit for abuse and risk for a living, the bride of physical or psywas terribly rude to chological depeninvite you with the dence. Schedule 1 assumption that you drugs have a high should take on this potential for abuse, responsibility. You have no currently have four choices: You can say yes to Annie’s Mailbox accepted medicinal use and lack her proposition. You can say yes, but quote your fee safety information. Drugs in for babysitting or tell her that this category include heroin it will be your wedding gift to and LSD. Schedules 2-5 also the couple. You can turn down have potential for abuse and the invitation. You can accept dependence, but have acceptthe invitation, but tell the bride ed medicinal uses. These that you are not available to include Oxycontin, Percocet babysit -- in which case, please and Valium. I believe that nicotine should couch it in language that says you wouldn’t want to miss a be included as a Schedule 1 moment of the event because substance and be declared you were distracted by the illegal. Unfortunately, politics will prevent this from happenchildren. Dear Annie: I am a fresh- ing, and we will have to conman in high school and my tinue to encourage our youth older brother, “Adam,” is a to make intelligent decisions junior. Although I wouldn’t regarding cigarettes, drug and consider myself popular, I alcohol use. I am very thankful have a great group of friends. that Florida has many smokeRecently, I noticed that free places to eat and work. Adam is flirting on Facebook -- A Florida Pharmacist Dear Pharmacist: Making with a girl in my grade. For the most part, it’s innocent a substance illegal will not and playful, but it makes me prevent people from abusing beyond uncomfortable. This it. While we understand your girl brags a lot about drinking position, we are certain to hear from a great many readers and being sexually active. Adam is a smart kid with who disagree with your solua bright future ahead of him. I tion. don’t want him involved with this girl, even if it seems innocent right now. To be honest, I think he’s using her because of her loose reputation and I’ve lost respect for him. How do I confront him about it without getting into an argument? I want him to know how uncomfortable it makes me feel. I’d like to tell my parents, but I don’t want to be a tattletale. Should I just mind my own business? -- Unhappy in Omaha Dear Omaha: Some insecure girls intentionally cultivate a loose reputation in order to attract guys and it is not unusual for high school boys to find that enticing. Talk to Adam. Tell him that his interest in this girl makes you question his integrity and you hope he won’t use her to satisfy his sexual needs. Let him know it’s not only her reputation that is at stake. And

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Tomorrow’s Horoscope
SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 2012 Your social life could turn out to be much more exciting in the year ahead than it’s been for quite some time. This is likely to be due in part to some great new friends you’ll make who are not only are fun to be with, but are well connected too. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- A great sense of accomplishment can be achieved by attending to all those little tasks and duties that you’ve been neglecting. Get them out of the way once and for all. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Although you’re entitled to have some fun with your friends, don’t overindulge in game playing. You can enjoy yourself in a variety of ways without going overboard. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You might not be the first one out of the starting block, but once you get out there, you’ll be bound and determined to run a good race. You’ll show your stuff to one and all. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Participation that requires more brainpower than physical exertion will be your cup of tea. Rest your aching back and give your noggin a big workout instead. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -Something unusual could suddenly develop that you may want to respond to immediately. It’s likely to have to do with a financial investment that you’ll want to be part of. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -Matters that had been taken over by others could once again revert back into your capable hands. Make sure to substantially alter the dynamics this time around. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23Dec. 21) -- Make sure you work in surroundings that are devoid of negative influences. If you don’t, you might get a few things done, but not anywhere near what you wanted. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- If a significant relationship needs a bit of mending or tender loving care, now is the time to get together with that person and shore up those old bonds. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- You’re well suited for competitive matters of any nature. It isn’t likely that you’ll deliberately seek one out, but somehow one is apt to find you. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Having a positive and optimistic attitude will enable you to accomplish just about anything you set your mind to. Your key to success is a strong belief in yourself. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- If you take your involvement seriously, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t do well, whether you’re conducting business or playing a game. It’s indifference that leads to defeat. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Although you might not be able to function as independently as you’d like, you can placate others by yielding a bit of ground. In fact, you’ll find that being part of a team effort isn’t painful at all.
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GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A jury’s refusal to convict John Edwards was less a redemption of the former White House hopeful than a rejection of the Justice Department’s boldest attempt to make an example of someone in the name of enforcing campaign finance laws. Thursday’s verdict of not guilty on one count and a mistrial on five others bore out criticism from the earliest stages of the case that it was a reach, that prosecutors went after the ex-U.S. senator without the kind of evidence that justified the charges that he masterminded a scheme to use campaign donations to hide his pregnant mistress from the public and his terminally ill wife. “As noted by nearly every campaign finance lawyer who considered the matter, this was a lousy case,” said Melanie Sloan, executive director for the campaign finance watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. “All the salacious details prosecutors offered up to prove that Edwards is, indeed, despicable, were not enough to persuade the jury to convict him.” Several jurors said there just wasn’t enough evidence. On network talk shows Friday, even jurors who thought Edwards was guilty on at least some counts said the prosecution wasn’t able to prove it. “We tried to put our feelings aside and what we were doing was just looking at the facts to come up with a verdict,” juror Cindy Aquaro said on NBC’s “Today” show. Edwards faced six felony charges involving nearly $1 million provided by two wealthy political donors that was used to help hide the Democrat’s mistress, Rielle Hunter, as he sought the White House in 2008. He faced a maximum sentence of up to 30 years in prison if convicted on all counts. To convict Edwards, prosecutors needed to show not only that the candidate knew about the secret payments, which he denied, but that he knew he was violating federal law by accepting them. But the government was unable to produce any witness who said Edwards knowingly violated the law. Even former Edwards aide Andrew Young testified that Edwards told him he had consulted campaign finance lawyers who assured him the money was legal. A former trial lawyer, Edwards was so unimpressed with the testimony against him that when the government rested, he turned to a member of his defense team and asked dismissively, “That’s their case?” When it was their turn, his lawyers presented just two days of evidence. Edwards elected not to take the stand in his own defense. “This is a case that should define the difference between a wrong and a crime ... between a sin and a felony,” Edwards’ lead attorney Abbe Lowell told the jury during closing arguments. “John Edwards has confessed his sins. He will serve a life sentence for those.” Presented with no damning evidence and no obvious victim beyond the public’s trust, jurors couldn’t see their way to convicting the charismatic ex-candidate. Prosecutors are unlikely to retry the case, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the decision will undergo review in the coming days.

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Friday, June 1, 2012


Record-setting NM fire expected to burn for weeks
By RUSSELL CONTRERAS and SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press RESERVE, N.M. — A smoky haze hangs over the rugged canyons and tree-covered expanses of southwestern New Mexico as the largest wildfire in the state’s recorded history marches across more of the Gila Wilderness. The virtually unchecked wildfire is fueling experts’ predictions that this is a preview of things to come as states across the West contend with a dangerous recipe of wind, low humidity and tinder-dry fuels. The Whitewater-Baldy blaze has charred more than 190,000 acres, or nearly 300 square miles, in Gila National Forest and has become the largest wildfire burning in the country. Gov. Susana Martinez viewed the fire from a New Mexico National Guard helicopter Thursday and saw the thick smoke shrouding some of the steep canyons that are inaccessible to firefighters. She described the terrain as “impossible,” saying there was no way for firefighters to directly attack the flames in the rugged areas of wilderness. “It’s going to keep going up,” she said of the acreage burned. “Be prepared for that.” Along the fire’s northern edge, Martinez spotted crews doing burnout operations designed to slow the erratic blaze, which has surpassed last year’s Las Conchas fire as the state’s largest ever. That fire charred 156,593 acres and threatened the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the nation’s premier nuclear facility. From the air, Martinez could see the blanket of smoke stretching for miles. She used words like daunting and enormous, fitting since fire managers said the blaze could smolder until the region gets significant rainfall during the summer monsoon season. More than 1,200 firefighters are at the massive blaze near the Arizona border. It has destroyed a dozen cabins and eight outbuildings, fire information officer Iris Estes said. Experts say persistent drought, climate change and shifts in land use and firefighting strategies mean other western states likely will see similar giant fires this season.

Big sodas today; bagels with a schmeer tomorrow?
By ADAM GELLER AP National Writer NEW YORK — Just how far would a government go to protect us from ourselves? In New York City — which already bans smoking in public parks in the name of public health and bars artificial trans fats from food served in restaurants — Mayor Michael Bloomberg now wants to stop sales of large sodas and other sugary drinks, in a bid to battle obesity. But in a country where fries have been equated with freedom, Bloomberg’s proposal begs super-sized questions about government’s role in shaping and restricting individual choices. What’s next, a Twinkie purge? “The idea of the state stepping in and treating adults essentially as children and trying to protect them for their own good, as opposed to the good of others, that’s been with us for as long as we’ve been around, as long as we’ve had governments,” says Glen Whitman, an economist at California State University-Northridge who is a critic of paternalistic public policy. The most famous example was Prohibition, which barred the manufacture and sale of alcohol from 1919 to 1933. But Whitman and others see a new wave of intervention afoot, based on behavioral economics rather than religious moralism, beach, to protect them from skin cancer? The more ho-hum reality is that many of the policies restricting individual choice in the name of public health seem almost benign, like curbs on fireworks sales or enforcement of motorcycle helmet laws. But such moves represent a “constant creep until all of a sudden its extremely obvious,” said Mattie Duppler of Americans for Tax Reform, a — Mattie Duppler of conservative anti-tax lobbying Americans for Tax Reform group that regularly spotlights examples of what it considers and symbolized by moves like overreaching “Nanny State” Bloomberg’s. Allow it to con- public policy. She points to moves by tinue, they say, and who knows governments, like the city of where it could lead? If government officials Richmond, Calif., to impose can limit the size of sodas, taxes on sugary sodas and why couldn’t they next decide moves by states like Utah, to restrict portion sizes of which widened a ban on indoor food served in restaurants or smoking in public places to the size of pre-made meals include electronic cigarettes sold at supermarkets? Why that don’t emit smoke. “What we’re seeing is govwouldn’t a government determined to curb obesity restrict ernment trying to put its finsales of doughnuts or pastries gers around the throat of anyor — perish the thought, New thing that claims public health Yorkers — ban bagels with a impetus,” Duppler says. Others, though, have their schmeer of cream cheese? If government is within doubts. Richard Thaler, coits right to restrict behavior author of “Nudge: Improving to protect health, then why Decisions About Health, wouldn’t a mayor or other Wealth and Happiness,” official ban risky sexual con- which argues for policies that duct or dangerous sports like encourage rather than manskydiving? What’s to stop a date changes in consumer mayor from requiring people behavior, calls Bloomberg’s to wear a certain type of sun- soda proposal “inartful and screen or limit the amount of probably ineffective and too time they can spend on the heavy-handed for my taste.”

“We’ve been in a long drought cycle for the last 20 years, and conditions now are great for these type of fires,” said Steve Pyne, author of “Tending Fire: Coping with America’s Wildland Fires” and a life science professor at Arizona State University. “Everything is in line.” Agencies in New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona are bracing for the worst. Many counties have established emergency telephone and email notification systems to warn of wildfires, and most states have enlisted crews from other jurisdictions to be ready when the big ones come. “It’s highly likely that these fires are going to get so big that states are going to need outside resources to fight them,” said Jeremy Sullens, a wildland fire analyst at the National Interagency Fire Center. According to the National Weather Service, a dry climate is expected to prolong drought conditions across the Great Basin and central Rockies during the fire season. Large portions of Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico will remain under severe drought conditions. “We’re transitioning from La Nina to El Nino, so we have no guidance to what’s going to happen, like if we will get more rain or less rain,” said Ed Polasko, a weather service meteorologist. A lack of moisture means fewer fuels to burn in some areas, but unburned vegetation elsewhere could pose a problem since many states received no sustained snow or rain this winter and spring. That’s what happened in New Mexico’s Gila Wilderness, where a lack of snow failed to push down grass, which worsened the fire danger, Sullens said. Typically, fires in the area don’t cross the middle fork of the Gila River, said Danny Montoya, an operations section chief with the Southwest Incident Management Team. “This year, it did get across,” Montoya said. “We’re getting humidity levels during the day about 2 to 3 percent. Normally, during summer you’d see 5 to 12 percent.” Officials closed the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument on Thursday due to smoke generated from the fire. The National Park Service said the closure would remain in effect until conditions improve.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — The last day of classes at a California elementary school and a graduation ceremony at an adjacent middle school were interrupted by an unexpected guest: a black bear that wandered onto school property. Kern County Animal Control officers say the young black bear approached Ramon Garza Elementary School in Bakersfield on Thursday, forcing students who were outside to return to their classrooms, and surprising students and parents attending a graduation ceremony at adjacent Sierra Middle School. A teacher called authorities as the bear approached the schools, but the animal kept its distance and nobody was in danger. Within minutes, officers cornered the animal at an apartment complex, hit it with a stun gun, and loaded it into a truck. They then released it back into the wild near the Tejon Ranch, 1 1/2 hours southeast of Bakersfield. Authorities believe the 150-pound, 3-year-old bear followed the Kern River into town.

Bear crashes elementary ceremony

Kieran Shanahan, a former federal prosecutor and Raleigh defense attorney who attended the trial, said he thought the prosecutors took their best shot with what was ultimately a very weak case. “They got their best witnesses, their best evidence and the judge ruled in their favor on all major evidentiary issues,” Shanahan said. “In the end, the jury just didn’t believe them.” Steve Friedland, another former federal prosecutor who watched the case from inside the courtroom, said the jury’s verdict was not surprising, considering the government had no smoking gun to prove Edwards guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. But, he predicted, Edwards won’t fare as well in the court of public opinion. “Regardless of the decision, he still is Exhibit A for how we do not want our leaders to behave,” said Friedland, now a professor at Elon University School of Law. “This is a huge victory for him, and big burden off his shoulders, but a hollow one given his astounding fall from grace.”

Girl wins National Spelling Bee
By JOSEPH WHITE Associated Press

“What we’re seeing is government trying to put its fingers around the throat of anything that claims public health impetus,”

Archdiocese no longer paying priests to leave
By GRETCHEN EHLKE Associated Press MILWAUKEE — The Archdiocese of Milwaukee and a former priest who received money to leave the ministry following allegations of sexual abuse say that payment and others were a form of charity meant to help men transition to a new life following the priesthood. The archdiocese acknowledged paying suspected pedophile clergy after an abuse victims’ group produced a court document Wednesday that mentioned a 2003 proposal to pay $20,000 to “unassignable priests” who agree to leave the ministry. The document from the archdiocese’s bankruptcy proceedings includes minutes from a 2003 meeting of its Finance Council, which included then-Archbishop Timothy Dolan, now a cardinal and head of the New York archdiocese. Council members discussed how the church should handle sexual abuse complaints, a possible budget deficit and how to cut costs. The $20,000 payments were among the options mentioned. The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests characterizes the payments as a payoff to priests who molested children. “This was a signing bonus for signing papers that would be sent to the Vatican,” SNAP Midwest director Peter Isely said. “They needed to have been fired. You don’t pay someone who has committed a criminal act. You fire them. Period.” The archdiocese says similar payments were made to men leaving the priesthood long before allegations of sexual abuse surfaced in the Catholic church. Archdiocese spokeswoman Julie Wolf said the payments were a type of severance pay. “In a sense, it was a sense of charity to help those men transition from the clergy state to the lay state,” Wolf said. The church has

But for him, most of the questions it raises are about practicality, rather than red flags. Would a Bloomberg curb on big drinks ban free refills, asks Thaler, an economist at the University of Chicago? Would it ban special offers to buy one drink and get the second at half-price? Thaler, who says he is against government mandates or bans, argues that governments will get the most mileage from policies that nudge behavior, like placing fruit more prominently in school cafeterias. But he dismisses warnings that government efforts to improve public health risks sending the country down a slippery slope of more control and less individual choice. “Any time people do something that people don’t like, they predict it will lead to something awful,” Thaler said. “I have not seen a big trend of governments becoming more intrusive.” Even Duppler has her doubts about what Bloomberg’s soda proposal represents. It may be so politically iffy that it fizzles before it even gets off the ground. Then again, you never know what to expect from the city that never sleeps — and no longer smokes in bars, in airports or in the park. “We’ll see,” she says of the soda proposal. “There’s some crazy ideas — and sometimes they just take hold.”

OXON HILL, Md. — The story of this spelling bee champion begins in the car, on the daily commute to kindergarten with father at the wheel. “He’d ask me words that he saw on the signs, on billboards, and he’d ask me to spell them,” Snigdha Nandipati said. “I remember my favorite word to spell was ‘design’ because it had the silent ‘g.”’ It didn’t take long for Krishnarao Nandipati to realize his daughter had a special talent. He began entering her in bees in the third grade. Soon she was winning them, and Thursday night the 14-year-old girl from San Diego captured the biggest prize of them all: the Scripps National Spelling Bee. A coin collector and Sherlock Holmes fan, Snigdha aced the word “guetapens,” a French-derived word that means an ambush or a trap, to outlast eight other finalists and claim the trophy along with more than $40,000 in cash and prizes. “I knew it. I’d seen it before,” Snigdha, a semifinalist last year, said of the winning word. “I just wanted to ask everything I could before I started spelling.” There was no jumping for joy, at least not right away. The announcer didn’t proclaim Snigdha the champion, so she stood awkwardly near the microphone for a few seconds before confetti started to fly. One person who knew for certain she had won was her 10-year-old brother, Sujan, who ran full-speed onto the stage and enveloped his sister in a hug. In that respect, it was a familiar bee sight — a Indian-American family celebrating and soaking up the ovation in the 85th edition of the annual contest held in the Washington area. Americans of Indian descent have won the bee five times in a row and in 10 of the last 14 years, a phenomenon that began in 1999 with champion Nupur Lala, who was later featured in the documentary “Spellbound.” Snigdha, like many winners before her, cited Lala as an inspiration. And, like several other recent Indian-American champions, she wants to be a doctor — either a psychiatrist or a neurosurgeon. “She says this is harder than being a neurosurgeon — maybe,” her mother, Madhavi, said. Snigdha’s grandparents traveled from Hyderabad in southeastern India for the competition, but it was the little brother who stole the show as he played with the confetti and then helped his sister hoist the huge trophy. Might he be a future champion? “He’s not that interested,” the father said. “He’s more into tennis.” Second place went to Stuti Mishra of West Melbourne, Fla., who misspelled “schwarmerei” — which means excessive, unbridled enthusiasm. While many spellers pretend to write words with their fingers, 14-year-old Stuti had an unusual routine — she mimed typing them on a keyboard. The week began with 278 spellers, including the youngest in the history of the competition — 6-year-old Lori Anne Madison of Lake Ridge, Va. The field was cut to 50 semifinalists after a computer test and two preliminary rounds, and Lori Anne was two misspelled words away from a semifinal berth. The tiny, blue-eyed prodigy said she’d be back next year. Gifton Wright of Spanish Town, Jamaica, was hoping to be the first winner from outside the United States since 1998, but he couldn’t correctly spell “ericeticolous.” Twelve-year-old Arvind Mahankali of New York aspired to be the first non-teen to win since 2000, but he couldn’t spell “schwannoma” and finished third for the second straight year.

a responsibility not only to victims of clergy abuse, but to those accused of abuse, she said. “The church is not giving this money, saying it’s acceptable,” Wolf said. “It’s our calling as Christians to be forgiving.” It made sense at the height of the clergy sex abuse scandal to “move these men out of the priesthood as quickly as possible” and the money helped the men with the transition, Jerry Topczewski, chief of staff to Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki, said in a letter sent to church members Thursday. But the archdiocese has since ended the payments, he said.

Answers to Thursday’s questions: Rabbit Creek in the Yukon was renamed Bonanza Creek after prospectors discovered gold there, triggering the 1896 Klondike gold rush. World War I rulers King George V of England, Czar Nicholas II of Russia and Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany were cousins. Today’s questions: Who is the only actor to win Emmys portraying the same TV character in both a sitcom and a dramatic series? What was the original candy-inspired name of ex-lax, the chocolate-flavored laxative packaged in tablet form? Answers in Saturday’s Herald. Today’s words: Minionette: small, delicate Theriacal: medicinal The Outstanding National Debt as of 6 a.m. today was $15,720,385,185,810. The estimated population of the United States is 312,866,503, so each citizen’s share of this debt is $50,246. The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $3.93 billion per day since Sept. 28, 2007.

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