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The Ottoville Park Board is busy preparing for the 50th Annual Park Carnival to be held Labor Day weekend. Many special events are being planned. The board would like to recognize all kings and queens who were crowned during these past 50 years and is asking the public for help in finding out who these persons were, what year they were crowned and help in locating them. If you know of someone who was an Ottoville Park Carnival King or Queen, please contact Tina Weber at 419-453-3087 or 419-796-0189 or feel free to e-mail contact information, etc. to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Police: 12 dead in Colorado theater shooting
By THOMAS PEIPERT Associated Press AURORA, Colo. — A gunman in a gas mask barged into a crowded Denver-area theater during a midnight premiere of the Batman movie today, hurled a gas canister and then opened fire, killing 12 people and injuring at least 50 others in one of the deadliest mass shootings in recent U.S. history. When the gas began to spread, some moviegoers thought it was a stunt that was part of the “The Dark Knight Rises,” one of the most highly anticipated films of the summer. Then they saw a silhouette of a person in the smoke near the screen, first pointing a gun at the crowd and shooting. “There were bullet (casings) just falling on my head. They were burning my forehead,” Jennifer Seeger said, adding that the gunman, dressed like a SWAT team member, fired steadily except when he stopped to reload. “Every few seconds it was just: Boom, boom, boom,” she said. “He would reload and shoot and anyone who would try to leave would just get killed.” The suspect was taken into custody and identified by federal law enforcement officials as 24-year-old James Holmes. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation. Authorities did not release a motive. The FBI said there was no indication that the shooting is tied to any terrorist groups. Victims are being treated for chemical exposure apparently related to canisters thrown by the gunman. Some of those injured are children, including a 3-month-old infant who was shot. Aurora police spokesman Frank Fania on ABC’s “Good Morning America” said he didn’t know yet if all the injuries were gun-
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shot wounds. He said some might have been caused by other things such as shrapnel. The movie opened across the world today, with midnight showings in the U.S. The shooting prompted officials to cancel the Paris premiere, with workers pulling down the red carpet display at a theater on the famed Champs-Elysees Avenue. President Barack Obama said he was saddened by the “horrific and tragic shooting,” pledging that his administration was “committed to bringing whoever was responsible to
The Middle Point Lions Club is preparing for its annual Benefit Auction and Ice Cream Social on July 27 at the Middle Point Community Building. The auction will start at 6 p.m. and food will be served starting at 5 p.m. Items to be auctioned are new and used and have been donated from merchants. Sandwiches, cold salads, pie, ice cream and cold drinks will be available Proceeds from the event will be used to support the many community activities of the club.
Middle Point Lions set Benefit Auction and Ice Cream Social
“There were bullet (casings) just falling on my head. They were burning my forehead. Every few seconds it was just: Boom, boom, boom.”
–Jennifer Seeger, witness to the attack justice, ensuring the safety of our people, and caring for those who have been wounded.” It was the worst mass shooting in Colorado since the Columbine High School massacre on April 20, 1999. Students Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, opened fire at the school in the Denver suburb of Littleton, about 15 miles west of Aurora, killing 12 classmates and a teacher and wounding 26 others before killing themselves. Today’s attack began shortly after midnight at the multiplex theater at a mall in See SHOOTING page 2
Public, private partnership needed to clean canal
BY MIKE FORD email@example.com DELPHOS — As residents continue to express concerns for the Miami-Erie Canal after part of it was drained, a state official met with local leaders Thursday to discuss dredging part of the waterway. “There was an impromptu meeting yesterday when a planner from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources came to Delphos with a person from the dredging crew to look at what can be done. It seems they favor removing some of the sludge from the bottom of the canal and they may be willing to start sometime next week,” Safety Service Director Greg Berquist said. The city, state and a private entity are looking at combining forces to do the work because the state isn’t going to pay for the work or perform it. “They’re willing to supply the dredging machine but that’s as much as ODNR is willing to do. They’re asking who is going to pay for the removal; I told them the city is willing to assist but we can’t commit the resources needed to haul away 800 cubic yards of filth. They want the city to be the hauling agent; we want to help but we can’t be the only one,” Berquist said. “The details have yet to be worked out, so it’s all a little fuzzy right now, but the Canal Commission Museum plans to talk with a trucking company to see if they can help and there’s also a matter of waiver and release to be worked out because we don’t want the city to haul it away only to have to haul it back.” The state entity is expected to bring equipment in today. Lou Hohman of the canal commission said this morning that his group is requesting donations to pay for the hauling. The group is a 501 (c)3, so any gifts would be tax deductible. He said a donor has come forward and is willing to match what comes in for the project on a 50-50 basis. He added that someone else is working on getting the trucking issue set up. Berquist doesn’t know yet if the material to be dredged is safe or not. The city sent a sample away to be tested and is awaiting results.
Midget football sign-ups announced
Sign-ups for the 2012 Delphos midget football season will run from 6-7 p.m. July 30 at the Stadium Park shelterhouse. This is for anyone 9-12 years old not currently on a team. You must be 9 by or on Sept. 1 and no older than 12. Try-outs will run from 6-7 p.m. Aug. 6-7 near Diamond 4. Contact Ron Ebbeskotte at (419) 6927191 with any questions.
French teacher leads tour to Dublin, London and Paris
SJ plans alumni race
St. John’s cross country coach Steve Hellman will host the annual alumni 5k CC race/ walk 7 p.m. Aug. 10 at his home, 4111 Southworth Rd., Delphos. All former school runners are invited out to run, walk or just reminisce about their running days. For local runners, please pass this info on to former teammates that have moved out of the area. Any questions, call him at 419-233-1870.
St. John’s High School French teacher Karen Schaffner recently led a group of Delphos students and adults on an educational tour of Dublin, London and Paris. The group learned of Irish history and experienced traditional Irish music, food and dance while in Dublin. The beautiful countryside was taken in on a tour through Wales and England. Upon reaching London, they experienced the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. The trip ended in France with visits to art museums, the Eiffel Tower, and a cruise down the river Seine.
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By MARI YOUNG Times Bulletin Correspondent
The group in front of l’Arc de Triomphe in Paris, from left, Ashley Hoffman, Kim Hoffman, Karen Schaffner, Meagan Hempfling, Tim Hoersten, Maddie Burgei, Irene Hesseling, Cheyanne Bonifas, Amanda Hoersten, Sue Hempfling, Rylee Hamilton and Sam Miller.
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The Houses of Parliament as seen from the London Eye.
La Tour Eiffel at dusk.
VENEDOCIA - Small town Venedocia, Ohio, has a gemstone attraction worthy of a one-tank trip. Salem Presbyterian Church, located in the heart of Venedocia, can trace its roots to the Protestant Reformation. The first three families who came from the land of Wales to settle in Venedocia in 1848 formed the Salem Presbyterian Church. Originally, the church was under the name of the Salem Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Church but in 1920, the church merged with the Presbyterian Church. The Welsh heritage is still a foundation for the village. The congregation of the Salem Presbyterian Church continued to worship in the Welsh language well into the 20th century. To cele-
brate their strong Welsh history and rich culture, there is an annual St. David’s Day dinner and program on a Sunday afternoon in early March. Gymanfa Ganu, or the Festival of Song, is held on the Sunday evening of Labor Day weekend. This unique festival attracts people from all over the country as participants sing Welsh hymns (in English) in magnificent four-part harmony. This unique stone church building was dedicated in 1898. The structure features a slate roof and all copper rain gutters and spouting. If you get a chance to go inside, take a look at the architecture, the stained glass windows and the magnificent organ. There are many behind the scenes committees that make this historic church function, such as the See TRIP page 2
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ing toward an exit when she saw a girl about 14 years old “lying lifeless on the stairs.” She saw a man with a bullet wound in his back and tried to check his pulse, but “I had to go. I was going to get shot.” Then the man began firing, starting with a shot toward the ceiling. Witness Shayla Roeder said she saw a young teenage girl on the ground bleeding outside the theater. “She just had this horrible look in her eyes .... We made eye contact and I could tell she was not all right,” Roeder said. Police, ambulances and emergency crews swarmed on the scene after frantic calls started flooding the 911 switchboard, officials said. Officers came running in and telling people to leave the theater, Salina Jordan told the Denver Post. She said some police were carrying and dragging bodies. Hayden Miller told KUSATV that he heard several shots. “Like little explosions going on and shortly after that we heard people screaming,” he told the station. Hayden said at first he thought it was part of a louder movie next door. But then he saw “people hunched over leaving theater.” Officers later found the gunman near a car behind the theater. “A gas mask, rifle, handgun (and) at least one additional weapon (were) found inside,” Aurora police Chief Dan Oates said, adding that there was no evidence of any other attackers. The suspect spoke of “possible explosives in his residence. We are dealing with that potential threat,” Oates said. A large truck lettered “bomb squad” arrived near an Aurora apartment complex where the suspect is believed to have lived, about four miles from the theater. Dozens of police squad cars, vans and other vehicles were already at the scene, along with black-clad officers carrying automatic weapons. Police evacuated residents of the building. Oates did not say whether any explosives had been found. He said police also checked for explosives in the parking lot and at the Century 16 theater and secured those areas. At least 24 people were being treated at Denver area hospitals. “Warner Bros. and the filmmakers are deeply saddened to learn about this shocking incident. We extend our sincere sympathies to the families and loved ones of the victims at this tragic time,” the studio said. The youngest victim reported was a 6-year-old being treated at Children’s Hospital Colorado.
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Ronald E. Ditto
May 23, 1939July 18, 2012 Ronald E. Ditto, 72, of Delphos, died at 3:06 p.m. Wednesday at St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was born May 23, 1939, in Delphos to Norma Wells and Robert Ditto, who preceded him in death. On Oct. 9, 1961, he married Shirley Jean White, who survives in Delphos. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2011. Survivors also include sons James (Sherry) Ditto, Mark (Gail) Ditto and David (Jennifer) Ditto of Delphos; daughter Carolyn (Dennis) Kraner of Ohio City; sisters Bonnie (Larry) Swaney of Delphos and Becky (Jim) Rison of Spencerville; brothers Don (Valeta) Ditto of Delphos and Dennis (Cherie) Wells of Spencerville; and 18 grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sabrina Leigh Ditto; a sister, Barbara Dickson; a stepsister, Brenda Keller; and his stepfather, Roger Wells. Mr. Ditto retired in 2006 from Krendl Machine Co., after 30 years. He was a Navy veteran, serving from 1958 to 1962. He was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church. He loved the outdoors and gardening. He loved his wife and family and always expressed it. He will be missed. Services will begin at 2 p.m. Monday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, the Rev. Angela Khabeb officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Aurora, the state’s third-largest city. The film has several scenes of public mayhem — a hallmark of superhero movies. In one scene, the main villain Bane leads an attack on the stock exchange and, in another, leads a shooting and bombing rampage on a packed football stadium. It was the final installment of the “Dark Knight” trilogy directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Christian Bale as Batman. The series has a darker tone than previous Batman incarnations. It is the follow-up to “The Dark Knight,” which won Heath Ledger a posthumous Oscar for his searing portrayal of The Joker. The gunman released a gas that smelled like pepper spray from a green canister with a tag on it, Seeger said. “I thought it was showmanship. I didn’t think it was real,” she said. Seeger said she was in the second row, about four feet from the gunman, when he pointed a gun at her face. At first, “I was just a deer in headlights. I didn’t know what to do,” she said. Then she ducked to the ground as the gunman shot people seated behind her. She said she began crawl-
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Lucy K. Elling
Aug. 30, 1930-July 19, 2012 Lucy K. Elling, 81, of Delphos, died at 3:05 a.m. Thursday at her daughter’s residence. She was born Aug. 30, 1930, in Delphos, to Harry J. and Caroline Marie (Heising) Merschman, who preceded her in death. She married Henry Elling Jr., who preceded her in death. They had been married for 60 years. Survivors include sons Robert (Marsha) Elling of Spencerville, Ronald Elling of Kenton John (Kay) Elling of Middle Point and Michael (Nancy) Elling of Delphos; a daughter Deborah (Robert) Lammers of Spencerville; sisters Millie Pfeiffer of Decatur, Ind. Mary Jane (Fred) Elwer of Hudson, Mich. Betty Ann Klaus of Delphos and Carol (Alvis) Hardeman of Lima; and 21 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by sister Rita Mae Merschman; and brother Harold “Sonny” Merschman. Mrs. Elling had been a press operator at Hayes Albion/ Trim Trends in Spencerville. She was a life member and former president of American Legion Post 715 Auxiliary in Fort Jennings and had served as chairwoman of American Legion District 1 Auxiliary Community Services. She was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6772 Auxiliary in Spencerville. Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, the Rev. Angela Khabeb officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rita’s Hospice, the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.
At 3:07 p.m. on Thursday, a collision occurred when the driver of one vehicle failed to stop behind a second vehicle, resulting in a rear-end strike. John Ritchie, 48, of Lima, was heading southbound on North Main Street approaching the intersection of Main and Third Streets and began to slow down. Wayne Schaaf, 31, of Cridersville, was following behind Ritchie and failed to see Ritchie’s vehicle slow down, resulting in Shaaf’s center front striking Ritchie’s center rear. There were no injuries and non-functional damage to both vehicles. Schaaf was cited for an assured clear distance ahead violation.
Schaaf cited in crash
On Tuesday at 8:32 p.m., the Delphos Police were called to the 200 block of West Clime Street in reference to an attempted burglary at a residence in that area. Upon officers arrival, the victim stated that someone had broken a window to the residence and had attempted to enter. The case is under investigation.
At 11:43 p.m. Sunday, Delphos Police were called to the 400 block of South Canal Street in reference to a burglary at a residence in that area. Upon officers arrival, the victim stated that someone had gained entry into the residence and had taken several cases of DVD’s and CD’s.
The high temperature Thursday in Delphos was 83 and the low was 72 with 1.07 inch of rain. A year ago today, the high was 84 and the low was 71. The record high for today is 102, set in 1934 and the record low of 47 was set in 1944. WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county Associated Press TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. Areas of fog after midnight. Lows around 60. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. SATURDAY: Sunny. Areas of fog in the morning. Highs in the mid 80s. North winds around 5 mph. SATURDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. Northeast winds up to 5 mph in the evening becoming light. SUNDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 90s. Southwest winds up to 5 mph. SUNDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 70s. MONDAY: Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 90s. MONDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of storms. Lows in the mid 70s. TUESDAY: Mostly sunny. A 40 percent chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Highs around 90. TUESDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s. WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s.
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At around 2:57 p.m. on Thursday, a collision occurred when the driver of one vehicle failed to yield the right of way after stopping. Rosemary Pohlman, 82, of Delphos, was southbound on North Canal Street when she stopped at the intersection at Third Street and then attempted to turn eastbound onto Third. Lance Kehres, 25, also of Delphos, stopped at the Third Street intersection facing north on North Canal and, failing to see Pohlman turning, began to proceed through the intersection. This resulted in Kehres’ left front striking Pohlman’s right front, causing disabling damage to Pohlman’s vehicle and functional damage to Kehres’. There were no injuries. Kehres was cited for a failure to yield after stopping.
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Eyden Mathew Shellenbarger
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At 12:26 a.m. Monday, Delphos Police were called to the 300 block of North Washington Street in reference to a disturbance in that area. Upon officers arrival, they came into contact with Christopher Keirns, age 19 of Delphos, at which time Keirns became disorderly in his actions concerning the on going disturbance. As a result Keirns was cited into Lima Municipal Court on the charge of disorderly conduct.
Eyden Mathew Shellenbarger, 20 days old, died Thursday at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Harter and Schier Funeral Home.
Timothy Seibert, 45, of Van Wert, died today at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete at Harter and Schier Funeral Home.
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(Continued from page 1) Session, which consists of the pastor and elders elected by congregation, the Trustees, who take care of the financial and building matters, and the Music Committee, with their dedication to finding special music for worship throughout the year and the annual tradition of Gymanfa Ganu. There are many activities that go on in the Salem Presbyterian Church throughout the year. Certain groups and events such as the junior choir, youth group, Women’s Association, Alpha Kappa woman’s group, senior luncheons, and Vacation Bible School are sure to welcome any and all in true Venedocian style. The Salem Presbyterian Church welcomes you to their place of worship and hopes that you will join them soon!
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COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio’s elections chief is appealing a judge’s decision that said a federal court agreement governing rules for counting provisional ballots in Ohio does not conflict with state law and will remain in place. At issue are requirements for providing identification when a voter has to cast a provisional ballot, typically a ballot cast in the wrong precinct. Secretary of State Jon Husted argued in May that the two-year-old agreement settling a lawsuit over provisional ballots includes rules that run counter to Ohio elections law. Columbus federal judge Algenon Marbley rejected Husted’s argument earlier this month, finding there is no conflict between the agreement’s requirements and Ohio elections law.
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COLUMBUS (AP) — An Ohio wildlife officer has been placed on unpaid leave after state investigators found that he and two other officers in the southwestern part of the state hunted deer while on the job. A Thursday report by the state inspector general accuses field supervisor David Warner of hunting while on duty in 2008, 2009 and 2010. The watchdog’s review also accuses wildlife officer Matthew Roberts of hunting while on duty during the 2010 deer gun season. Wildlife officers are tasked with enforcing state hunting and fishing laws. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources said Roberts, a Clinton County officer, has been placed on restrictive duty with pay. A third ex-wildlife officer — Allan Wright — was also cited in the report for hunting while on duty, though he was fired last year for other violations. A department spokeswoman said the officers aren’t available for comment. A federal judge last week ordered probation and house arrest for Wright after he was convicted of helping a South Carolina hunter illegally obtain an Ohio deer license at a discount that saved him about $105.
Report: Ohio wildlife officers hunted on duty
COLUMBUS (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld an appeals court ruling overturning the conviction of a Columbus woman now serving time for her role in a fatal hit-and-run in a mall parking lot. The court ruled 4-3 Thursday that 27-year-old Toneisha Gunnell’s 2009 retrial and conviction on charges of murder and other offenses violated her constitutional right against double jeopardy. The ruling says a Clark County judge improperly declared a mistrial in Gunnell’s previous trial on the same charges. Gunnell and three other women were tried in the 2005 death of 49-year-old John Deselem. Prosecutors say the women shoplifted clothes at a Springfield mall and struck and killed Deselem as they fled. Gunnell’s attorney says he hopes to get Gunnell released Thursday or today.
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“Never miss a good chance to shut up.” — Will Rogers, American humorist (1879-1935)
House votes to bar Pentagon from dealing with Russian firm
By DONNA CASSATA Associated Press WASHINGTON — The House lashed out at Russia for its unwavering support for Syria, voting Thursday to stop the Pentagon from doing business with a Russian company that has armed Bashar Assad’s regime. The overwhelming vote on an amendment to the defense spending bill came just hours after Russia vetoed a U.N. resolution threatening nonmilitary sanctions against Syria. The United Nations and other Western nations have been pressuring Assad to end the deadly crackdown on his people that has dragged on for 16 months. The House later passed the defense spending bill for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1. The White House threatened to veto the legislation, criticizing the House for reneging on the spending levels that Obama and congressional Republicans agreed to last August in a deficit-cutting budget. The vote was 326-90. Incensed by the unending bloodshed in Syria, the House backed an amendment by Rep. Jim Moran, R-Va., that would bar the Pentagon from contracts, cooperative agreements and loans with Rosoboronexport, a Russian state-controlled arms export company that is providing weapons to the Syrian government. The vote was 407-5. The Defense Department has bought 33 dual-use Mi-17 helicopters for the Afghan military from the company, including an order for 10 aircraft last week. The no-bid contract for aircraft and spare parts is worth $640 million. The Pentagon has relied on the company because of the Afghans familiarity with Russian-made helicopters. But Russia reportedly sold $1 billion in arms to Syria last year and the Assad government bought 36 combat jets from the state-controlled firm. “I should think it’s troubling to all of us that we are purchasing helicopters from a Russian firm that is directly complicit in the deaths of thousands of innocent Syrian men, women and children,” Moran said. “This has got to stop.” In a surprise vote, the House agreed to freeze defense spending at the current levels, cutting $1.1 billion from the $608 billion bill. An unusual coalition of liberal Democrats and tea party Republicans jo pleaded for some fiscal discipline from their colleagues. “Austerity to me means spending less,” said Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C. “Total government spending will be up this year. We’re still facing a $1 trillion deficit. We need to do better to get our spending under control.” Defense Department base budgets have nearly doubled in the last decade, and that
One Year Ago • At the Fort Jennings regular council meeting Tuesday night, a park board representative informed council that a group of 16 volunteers helped to retrieve 10 picnic tables that were washed downstream during the spring floods. He stated that an Eagle Scout, Logan Sickles, and a Girl Scout, Katie Schnipke, are going to refurbish all 18 of the picnic tables at the park. 25 Years Ago — 1987 • Pamela Place of the Delphos Fitness Center recently passed the national certification of the International DanceExercise Association (IDEA) Foundation. Place has worked at Delphos Fitness Center for eight years. She is married to Duane Place, and they have a daughter, Rachel. • Putnam County 4-H Safety Speaking Activity in the senior girls division were Sharon Niese, Liberty Belles, first place, Lisa Meyer, Glandorf Bright Futures, tied for second, Becky Siefker, Ottawa-Glandorf prize winners, tied for second place, and Shirley VonSossan, Fort Jennings Ambitious J’s, third place. • United National Bank of Convoy, Middle Point and Van Wert recently honored employees with a breakfast and awards presentation for years of services. Employees with one year service received a gold lapel pin. Receiving a diamond award for 15 years service were Bonnie Evans, Becky Ashbaugh, Betty Taylor, Romaine Feasby and Ken Dasher. 50 Years Ago — 1962 • The Optimist Breakfast Club of Delphos installed officers for the coming year at its meeting in Harmon’s Restaurant. Installed as president was John Metzner, Jr. Other officers are Paul Strayer, vice president; Robert Shenk, secretarytreasurer; Arden Blythe, sergeant-at-arms, and Wilbur Ayers, immediate past president. • The Little League Cardinals won the 11th game of the season with a come-from-behind victory over the Braves, 6-4. Cary Prine started on the hill for the Cards. He was relieved in the fourth by Jerry Looser, who was relieved in the sixth by Steve Clark. Their joint pitching allowed two hits, walked five and struck out one. • The Green Thumb Garden Club will meet July 23 at the home of Mrs. Henry Fettig, West Fourth Street. The nominating committee consisting of Mrs. Ralph Best, Mrs. Benno Miller and Mrs. Richard Shirack, will present a new slate of officers for the 1962-63 term. Hostesses will be Mrs. Fettig and Mrs. Ralph Best. 75 Years Ago — 1937 • An interesting bill, advertising a circus, has been brought to the attention of the Herald. M. K. Houlton’s Circus and its all-star shows announced on the bill that Clinger’s Acrobatic Troupe had been engaged for the season of 1893. Five Clinger brothers comprised this well-known troupe. W. H. Clinger of West Clime Street, was a member of the group. He was in the circus business for a period of nine years. • Plans are underway for the staging of a city track meet at Waterworks Park on July 28. Winners of the meet here will be taken to Lima late in July to represent the Delphos playground organization in an all-county track and field meet. Representatives from all of the playgrounds in Allen County will participate in the county meet. • Mrs. Wesley Mullenhour, south of this city, was hostess to the members of the W.C.T.U. Tuesday afternoon when they met at her home for a regular monthly session. The president, Cora Baxter, was in charge of the meeting. The devotionals were conducted by Mrs. E. Burnett. Mrs. M. C. Newton presented the lesson.
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Economic data add to signs of slow recovery
WASHINGTON (AP) — A raft of economic news Thursday sketched a picture of a weakening U.S. economy held back by sluggish home buying and factory production. Americans bought fewer homes in June than in May. Manufacturing in the Federal Reserve’s Philadelphia region contracted for a third straight month this month. And a gauge of future U.S. economic activity fell in June. The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose 34,000 last week. Normally, that would signal an increase in layoffs. But the figure was skewed higher by seasonal factors that made it hard to tell whether the job market might be worsening. The government tries to adjust its unemployment benefits data to reflect temporary summertime layoffs in the auto industry. But this year, many automakers skipped those shutdowns to keep up with demand. That led to fewer layoffs, which the Labor Department didn’t anticipate. Once those statistical distortions fade, Joshua Shapiro, chief U.S. economist at MFR Inc., wrote in a note to clients, “we suspect that the data will point to a soggy labor market.” The economy is struggling to generate enough growth to boost hiring and consumer spending from subpar levels. Job growth slowed to 75,000 a month from April through June, down from healthy 226,000 pace in the first three months of the year. Unemployment is stuck at 8.2 percent. On Wednesday, a survey by the Fed said hiring was “tepid” in most of its districts in June and early July. And manufacturing weakened in most regions. Retail sales fell in June for the third straight month, the government said this week. That led many economists to downgrade their estimates for growth in the April-June quarter. Many think it will be even slower than the first quarter’s scant 1.9 percent annual pace. The few pieces of good economic news lately have been confined mainly to housing. On Wednesday, for example, the government said builders broke ground last month on the most homes in nearly four years. Singlefamily home building rose for a fourth straight month. And permits to build single-family homes hit their highest point since March 2010. Builder confidence has also risen. And average rates on fixed mortgages fell this week to record lows, mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday. The average on the 30-year loan fell to 3.53 percent, the lowest since longterm mortgages began in the 1950s. But the National Association of Realtors said Thursday that sales of previously occupied homes fell 5.4 percent from May to June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.37 million homes. That was the fewest since October. Compared with a year ago, sales are up 4.5 percent. But the annual sales pace is well below the 6 million that economists consider healthy.
Obama, Romney tangle on issues
By KEN THOMAS Associated Press MANALAPAN, Fla. — President Barack Obama is warning Florida retirees that Republican challenger Mitt Romney would undercut the new health care law and alter Medicare, a play for voters in one of the nation’s top swing states. Obama wraps up a twoday trip to Florida today with stops in Fort Myers and suburban Orlando, where he is pressing the case that retirees would be hurt by Romney’s opposition to the health care law and by Republican-led efforts to turn Medicare into a “voucher program.” Romney is keeping his focus on the economy, charging that Obama remains more concerned about holding onto his own job than creating more jobs for Americans. In pre-convention summertime campaigning, Obama and Romney are locked in a tight contest and seeking advantages in about a dozen toss-up states that could help decide the election. None is more prominent than Florida, which narrowly decided the 2000 election and could provide a major boost to whoever prevails here. Obama, addressing elderly residents of a sprawling South Florida condominium complex on Thursday, By PATRICK CONDON Associated Press jumped on Romney’s opposition to the health care law. He said repeal of the law, which was recently upheld by the Supreme Court, would force more than 200,000 Floridians to pay more for their prescription drugs. The president charged Romney with seeking to turn Medicare into a voucher program, drawing jeers from retirees at West Palm Beach’s Century Village, home to thousands of reliably Democratic voters. “So if that voucher isn’t worth enough to buy the health insurance that’s on the market, you’re out of luck,” he said. “You’re on your own.” Romney would offer subsidies — Democrats dismiss them as vouchers — to help future retirees buy private insurance, or give them the option of traditional Medicare, with a gradually increasing age to qualify for benefits. Current retirees would not be affected. Romney pointed to new government figures showing that the number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose by 34,000 last week, a figure that may have been skewed higher by seasonal factors. The former Massachusetts governor is finishing off a week of aggressive antiObama rhetoric with a cam-
doesn’t include the hundreds of billions of dollars spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mulvaney was joined by Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., who questioned the need for half a trillion on defense. The military “has three ways to destroy a Soviet Union that doesn’t exist anymore,” Frank said. The vote was 247-167, with 89 Republicans joining 158 Democrats. After the vote, Mulvaney said in an interview that he hoped the cooperation with Frank could “open the door to additional opportunities to find common ground.” Overall, the bill would provide $518 billion for the Pentagon and another $88.5 billion for the war in Afghanistan, $2 billion more than Obama requested. The Senate still must craft its version of the bill. Democrats challenged the House bill’s spending levels, offering an amendment to return the measure to the levels in the budget deal. “The bill coming to the floor today is in violation of that bipartisan agreement,” said Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, the top Democrat on the House Budget Committee. “It’s in violation of an understanding that in order to get our fiscal house in order we had to make tough decisions” on spending on defense.
Frank Schubert: Pulls anti-gay marriage strings
MINNEAPOLIS — Four years ago, Frank Schubert was a well-paid political consultant for what he jokingly calls “the forces of evil” — tobacco, timber and pharmaceutical companies — when he agreed to lead the 2008 campaign to repeal gay marriage in California. What started as a professional challenge has now become a personal crusade. And Schubert, a specialist in political messaging, has become the central figure in a major effort to stop gay marriage from becoming legal across the country. Part Karl Rove and part Pat Robertson, Schubert is managing four statewide campaigns where the issue is on the ballot in the fall — in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington. He’s trying to preserve a winning streak in which conservatives have put anti-gay marriage laws on the books in 31 states since 1998. But that achievement could be in danger as some national polls show public opinion gradually shifting toward accepting gay marriage. Six states plus the District of Columbia allow it. In Maryland and Washington, governors have signed laws to permit same-sex marriage, but those laws are on hold until the November referendums. Schubert said his mission to make voters understand what’s at stake. “Five thousand years have shown that marriage between a man and a woman serves us well,” he said, adding that it is “fundamental to our nature as people.” The alternative, he said, is a culture based on personal desires. The initiatives this year will feature a collision of well-funded organizations and media efforts as sophisticated as any national political campaign. The National Organization for Marriage, a Washington-based nonprofit supported by conservative donors, is funding Schubert’s effort. Gay rights groups and backers are heavily invested on the other side. The opposing forces are expected to spend up to $20 million in Minnesota alone. The campaigns will provide a new test of the competing messages about the contentious issue: Do gays
paign stop in Bow, N.H., today, where he is expected to renew his economic critique of the president. Romney has faced repeated criticism for his record running Bain Capital and for refusing to release several years’ worth of tax returns. He has tried to go on the offensive, seizing upon comments last week in which the president said, in part: “Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” Romney said the remarks showed a lack of understanding about how small businesses operate. The Romney campaign has produced a new TV ad attacking Obama’s remarks. The campaign has not said when and where the ad would run. Obama’s team has dismissed the line of attack, saying the president’s words were taken out of context and intended to distract voters from Romney’s business record. White House press secretary Jay Carney said Thursday that Obama was “using every tool in his toolbox to advance economic growth” despite resistance to his jobs agenda in Congress.
deserve the same right to marry as heterosexuals? Or should society allow children to grow up in an environment in which same-sex marriage is a viable life choice? Schubert deftly targets the latter message at parents. “That’s a major argument for us, that whenever people have gone to the polls, they’ve voted our way,” Schubert said last week during a two-day visit to Minnesota to check in on the campaign there. In addition to the 31 states that forbid same-sex marriage, voters in a 32nd state, Maine, overturned a gay marriage law that had been approved by the Legislature. Gay rights organizers begrudgingly admire Schubert’s ability as much as they detest what he’s doing. “Whether we like it or not, he’s done a very good job of tapping into fears people have about homosexuality that are still very real,” said Julie Davis, a San Franciscobased GLBT activist. For Schubert, a stocky, white-bearded 56-year-old, the cause has been a perfect union of his professional background and personal values.
Friday, July 20, 2012
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Twenty-five years of reflection and celebration
BY Dr. Bonnie Jones, DVM My husband and I are celebrating our twenty-fifth anniversary, not as spouses but as partners and owners of Delphos Animal Hospital. Time truly does fly when you are having fun. We cannot believe that it has been that long. When that much time passes, there’s always room to reflect upon the evolution of our practice and veterinary medicine in general. When we opened our practice in 1987, it actually was the continuation of a metamorphosis of the 41-year-old practice of Dr. Edward F. Laman to a pet animal practice. His longstanding practice began as a food animal practice, typical of veterinary medicine at that time. A routine day in the life of Dr. Laman and his contemporaries was to “make the rounds” in the country to diagnose and treat ailing food or work animals for farmers. Early on in veterinary medicine, it was unlikely that domestic pets received veterinary care at all. Leap forward 60 years and the transformation of Dr. Laman’s practice is very evident. Our practice is classified as a “mixed animal practice” because, thanks to my husband, we continue to serve food animal and equine clients in the area. However, the percentage of our mixed animal practice has shrunk from the obvious majority in Dr. Laman’s era to a minority in ours. You will definitely be hard-pressed to find other veterinarians in Lima and the surrounding area who care for livestock at all. The explanation for this trend is multi-faceted. Sadly, the foundation for the trend is economics — that of the farmer, as well as the veterinarian. Farmers are, without a doubt, a group of unsung heroes that we all count on daily to feed the world population. With such an important responsibility, they continue to be undercompensated for their role. Because of this, many choose to leave their vocation for better paying jobs. Thus, we have experienced the loss of a significant number of livestock clients in our own practice. From the veterinarian’s perspective, the economic dilemma is also clear. If a veterinarian charges appropriately for his time, travel and knowledge in caring for livestock, the livestock owner has to give careful consideration to the value of the animal versus the cost of treating it. Often the farmer chooses to treat that animal himself or not at all. Veterinarians are acutely aware of this fact so those who still do treat livestock often undervalue their services. As a practice owner, I will be the first to tell you that undervaluing your services does not pay the drug bills nor any other bill for that matter. The evolution then of veterinary medicine from exclusively livestock practices to “mixed animal” practices is natural and obvious. But this evolution has continued even further. Now, the majority of veterinary practices are “exclusively pet animal” practices. Over time, we have
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transformed from a population of farmers who valued domestic pets less than their livestock to a generation of pet owners who seek to have their animals treated like family members. What we as veterinarians have witnessed over the last few decades is the evolution of the “human-animal bond” — a bond so strong that it cannot be ignored. Countless examples exist of pet owners sacrificing for their pets and going to extremes to provide for them. Just as many examples exist of pets serving their owners’ needs to be loved unconditionally, protected and served. As a member of a profession that I dearly love, I am boastfully proud to have been a part of the development of the human-animal bond. I am equally saddened by the demise of the livestock farmer. The end result of this metamorphosis in veterinary medicine is that veterinary graduates now rarely choose to enter food animal practice. In fact, many veterinary colleges and state governments are now offering incentive programs to veterinary students who will commit to the food animal profession. Veterinarians like Dr. Laman and my husband are indeed a dying breed. Current statistics for veterinary classes identify women as the uncontested majority and the number of graduates committing to the food animal profession is a very small minority. One could easily argue that the need for pet animal veterinarians far surpasses the need for food animal veterinarians, but the latter need still exists and demands attention. Thank you, Dr. Laman, for providing us with an outstanding foundation for evolution. We hope we have made you proud.
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Tigers endure past Reds in Minor League finals
By JIM METCALFE
The Tigers were Delphos Minor League tournament victors and the regular-season runners-up. Members of the team are, front from left, Collin Muhlenkamp, Cole Sevitz, Carson Muhlenkamp, Danny Schleeter III, Mattie Sevitz, Josh Wiseman and Zach Herron; second row, Dominic Hines, Brady Parrish, Brock Klaus, Zach Dudgeon and Benjamin Mohr; and back, coaches Jason Sevitz, Danny Schleeter II, Mark Muhlenkamp and Terry Wiseman.
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The Reds were runners-up of the tournament and tied for third in the regular season. They consist of, front from left, Seth Brinkman, Nathan Buettner, Isaac Fairchild, Braxton Huttis, Chase Martin and Logan Gallmeier; second row, Tyson Elwer, Desmond Ripley, Justin Mox, Lincoln “Abraham” Mueller, Ashton Moore and Zach Grone; and back, coaches Steve Moore, Gordon Fairchild and Shane Gallmeier.
After overnight rains, sun shines on Day 2 at Open
By PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England — On a day filled with wayward shots, Brandt Snedeker was steady as can be at the British Open. The 31-year-old American, who has never made the cut in golf’s oldest major, surged to a four-stroke lead earlier today before many of the other contenders even got on the course at Royal Lytham & St. Annes. Following a 4-under 66 in the opening round, Snedeker kept up his assault on the fairways, knocked in four birdies and made the turn with a 4-under 30. He rolled in a 25-footer for another birdie at the par-5 11th, then put his tee shot in the middle of the green on the par-3 12th and calmly sank the putt — his sixth birdie of the round, pushing his score to 10 under. First-round leader Adam Scott, who tied the course record with a 64 on Thursday, had an afternoon tee time. So did many of the others who stood out on Day 1, including Paul Lawrie (65), Zach Johnson (65), Tiger Woods (67), Ernie Els (67), Bubba Watson (67) and Graeme McDowell (67) — all of them past major winners. Woods, of course, has 14 major titles but hasn’t captured one since the 2008 U.S. Open. Everyone was chasing Snedeker, who is best remembered for making an emotional run at the 2008 Masters and winding up in a tie for third. Otherwise, he’s never been much of a factor in the majors; in fact, he was 0-for-3 in making the cut at his previous British Opens. That shouldn’t be a problem this time, not the way he was playing. He had yet to make a bogey through his first 30 holes at Royal Lytham and showed everyone that there were plenty of birdies to be had if you kept the ball in the fairway. For many players, that proved to be elusive. Rory McIlroy, who opened with a 67, knocked his ball onto an adjoining tee box at No. 3, needed a couple of whacks to escape a towering pot bunker on the ninth and was struggling along at 4 over on the day as he approached the end of his round. Phil Mickelson, the runner-up last year at Royal St. George but never an Open champion, was already warming up the jet after three double-bogeys pushed his total score to 9 over, making him a likely cut victim. And no one took a bigger tumble than the big-hitting Belgian, Nicolas Colsaerts, who had surprised in the opening round with a 65. He fell apart today, running into trouble right away with backto-back bogeys at Nos. 2 and 3 before making a total mess of the par-5 seventh, normally one of the easier holes on the course. His third shot missed the green, winding up in the dreaded rough. He flubbed his attempted escape, the ball going 10 yards and still in the tall grass. Barely able to see it, Colsaerts took another big swing and apparently missed. Finally, he chunked it out on his third try, the ball zipping over the green. A pitch and a putt left him with a triplebogey 8. He was 6 over for the day and just trying to get back to the clubhouse. No. 1-ranked Luke Donald gave the English fans a thrill with four birdies in five holes on the front side, pushing him onto the leaderboard at 3 under. “Luuuuuke!” the gallery chanted after Donald rolled
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one in at No. 8 and pumped his fist. But Donald dropped back with a couple of bogeys on his return leg, including a sloppy approach shot at the 13th that rocketed through the green and disappeared into an especially tall patch of grass. Unable to play it, he had to take a 1-stroke penalty. The erratic play was a striking contrast to the opening round. While Scott was grabbing the lead, 52 other players shot no worse than par. For the first time since 1998, no one in the 156-player field opened with a score in the 80s. After heavy rain overnight inundated the course, turning some bunkers into ponds and prompting the R&A to request fans delay their arrival so the grounds could dry out, the second round began as scheduled under sunny, blue skies. There was just a hint of the feared breezes off the Irish Sea that give the links course its bite, thought the skies began to darken in the afternoon and, as usual, spit out the occasional showers. The rain that has soaked Britain throughout the spring and summer largely stayed away during Day 1, only to return with a vengeance during the night. One of the main spectator gates was closed at the start of play as workers furiously tried to push away all the standing water. “We’ve had far more rain overnight than we were expecting, unfortunately,” R&A chief executive Peter Dawson told BBC Radio. “But the course can take it as the drainage here is good. There is some standing water but we can play golf, and the rules of golf will deal with the casual water.” The bunkers were the main issue. Already vulnerable to flooding because of the closeness of the sea and rains that have been over the top even by the standards of this waterlogged nation, several traps had been transformed into mini-ponds by the latest batch of showers. PGA champion Keegan Bradley had to hit one of his bunker shots out of a couple of inches of water because there was no place to drop it.
DELPHOS — The Tigers built up a 5-0 lead over the Reds in Thursday night’s Delphos Minor League season-ending tournament at the Mel and Dee Westrich Complex at Stadium Park. Then they had to hold off a spirited Reds’ comeback and needed two heads-up plays in the final inning to squeeze out a 6-5 victory in the tournament finals. Reds (10-7) got a 2-out walk by Lincoln “Abraham” Mueller against Tigers starter Brady Parrish (3 innings of no-hit ball; 2 walks, 7 strikeouts) in the bottom of the first but no more. The Tigers (13-4), the regular-season runners-up, drew first blood in the top of the second against Reds starter Zach Grone, the winning pitcher in Tuesday’s semifinals. Brock Klaus hit a grounder to second baseman Braxton Huttis; even with the rain from earlier in the day and a less-hard infield, the ball took a wicked hop and hit the face of Huttis and bounced into foul territory for a triple. Huttis was shaken up but could continue. Parrish tripled to the fence in right center to score the runner for a 1-0 edge. An out later, Parrish scored as Carson Muhlenkamp drilled a runscoring double to center to make it 2-0. He advanced to third but was left there. The Tigers opened up a 5-run margin in the third with a 3 spot. Cole Sevits started it with an infield single to short and stole second and third. Benjamin Mohler walked with one out. Collin Muhlenkamp got an infield single on a popup that scored Sevits and put Mohler at second. Back-toback walks to Dominic Hines and Josh Wiseman forced home Mohler for a 4-0 spread. Klaus bounced out to first to plate Muhlenkamp for the fifth run. Tyson Elwer walked with one down in the Reds’ third frame and a wild pitch put him at second but he was stranded. In the Tigers’ fourth against reliever Isaac Fairchild, Mattie Sevits walked with two down and stole second but was left there. The Reds finally got the zero off their side of the board in the home half against two relievers. Nate Buettner walked to lead it off. An out later, Huttis walked and Mueller was safe on an infield hit to load the bases. Fairchild walked to force home Buettner and end the brief pitching tenure of Carson Muhlenkamp (on the second visit to the
mound in the inning) for Collin Muhlenkamp. An out later, Logan Gallmeier bounced a single into center, plating Huttis and Mueller for a 5-3 deficit. However, a comebacker by Chase Martin ended the threat there. The Reds crept a run closer in the fifth. Grone doubled to the fence in right and advanced on a wild pitch. An out later, Justin Mox walked. Seth Brinkman forced Mox at second but beat the relay throw to first, allowing Grone to touch the dish to get within 5-4. Buettner walked but Desmond Ripley was retired to end the rebellion there. The Tigers scored what ended up being the game-winner in the sixth to go up 6-4. Hines walked and kept going to steal second. Wiseman walked. Klaus forced Hines at third. However, a wild pitch moved both runners still on base up a base and Parrish popped out to first. When the defense looked to double Klaus off second but not succeeding, an alert Wiseman headed for home and beat the throw for the 2-run margin. It got really interesting in the final half-inning of the game. Huttis walked and scored on a well-placed 1-out grounder to the fence in center for a triple by Fairchild. Ashton Moore bounced to short and an alert play by Carson Muhlenkamp, throwing home, nailed Fairchild as catcher Klaus did a great job blocking the plate and holding on to the orb for the second out. Gallmeier then hit a soft liner up the middle and Muhlenkamp ranged to his left to make a diving catch near the base to the end the game and seal the title.
The Associated Press National League East Division W L Pct GB Washington 53 37 .589 — Atlanta 50 41 .549 3 1/2 New York 47 45 .511 7 Miami 44 48 .478 10 Philadelphia 41 52 .441 13 1/2 Central Division W L Pct GB Cincinnati 52 40 .565 — Pittsburgh 51 40 .560 1/2 St. Louis 47 45 .511 5 Milwaukee 44 47 .484 7 1/2 Chicago 38 53 .418 13 1/2 Houston 34 59 .366 18 1/2 West Division W L Pct GB San Francisco 51 41 .554 — Los Angeles 49 44 .527 2 1/2 Arizona 44 48 .478 7 San Diego 39 55 .415 13 Colorado 35 56 .385 15 1/2 ——— Thursday’s Results Atlanta 3, San Francisco 2 Cincinnati 7, Arizona 6 N.Y. Mets 9, Washington 5 Chicago Cubs 4, Miami 2 San Diego 1, Houston 0 Today’s Games Atlanta (Hanson 10-5) at Washington (Strasburg 10-4), 7:05 p.m. Miami (Nolasco 8-7) at Pittsburgh (Correia 6-6), 7:05 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 3-10) at Philadelphia (Worley 5-5), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Harang 6-5) at N.Y. Mets (J.Santana 6-6), 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Estrada 0-3) at Cincinnati (Bailey 8-6), 7:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Dempster 5-3) at St. Louis (Lohse 9-2), 8:15 p.m. Houston (B.Norris 5-7) at Arizona (Cahill 7-8), 9:40 p.m. Colorado (D.Pomeranz 1-4) at San Diego (Marquis 2-5), 10:05 p.m. Saturday’s Games Atlanta at Washington, 1:05 p.m., 1st game L.A. Dodgers at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m. San Francisco at Philadelphia, 4:05 p.m. Atlanta at Washington, 7:05 p.m., 2nd game Miami at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m. Houston at Arizona, 8:10 p.m. Colorado at San Diego, 8:35 p.m. Sunday’s Games L.A. Dodgers at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Cincinnati, 1:10 p.m. Atlanta at Washington, 1:35 p.m. Miami at Pittsburgh, 1:35 p.m. San Francisco at Philadelphia, 1:35
Tournament finals TIGERS (6) ab-r-h-rbi Collin Muhlenkamp 3-1-1-1, Dominic Hines 1-0-0-0, Josh Wiseman 1-1-0-1, Brock Klaus 3-1-1-1, Brady Parrish 1-1-1-2, Danny Schleeter III 3-0-0-0, Carson Muhlenkamp 2-0-1-1, Zach Dudgeon 2-0-0-0, Mattie Sevits 1-0-0-0, Cole Sevits 2-1-1-0, Zach Herron 2-0-0-0, Benjamin Mohler 1-10-0. Totals 22-6-5-6. REDS (7) ab-r-h-rbi Desmond Ripley 3-0-0-0, Braxton Huttis 1-2-0-0, Lincoln Mueller 2-1-1-0, Isaac Fairchild 2-0-1-2, Ashton Moore 3-0-0-0, Logan Gallmeier 3-0-1-2, Chase Martin 2-0-0-0, Zach Grone 2-11-0, Tyson Elwer 1-0-0-0, Justin Mox 1-0-0-0, Seth Brinkman 2-0-0-1, Nate Buettner 0-1-0-0. Totals 22-5-4-5. Score by Innings: Tigers 023 001-6 Reds 000 311-5 LOB: Tigers 6, Reds 7; 2B: Grone; 3B: Klaus, Parrish, Carson Muhlenkamp, Fairchild; SB: Hines, M. Sevits, C. Sevits; SF: Parrish. IP H R ER BB SO TIGERS Parrish (W) 3.0 0 0 0 2 7 Ca. Muhlenkamp 0.1 1 3 3 3 2 Co. Muhlenkamp 2.2 3 2 2 3 2 REDS Grone (L) 3.0 5 5 5 2 8 Fairchild 3.0 0 1 1 3 5 WP: Parrish, Co. Muhlenkamp, Grone, Fairchild. Walks: Hines 2, Wiseman 2, Huttis 2, Buettner 2, Parrish, M. Sevits, Mueller, Fairchild, Elwer, Mox.
p.m. Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m. Colorado at San Diego, 4:05 p.m. Houston at Arizona, 4:10 p.m. --American League East Division W L Pct GB New York 57 35 .620 — Baltimore 48 44 .522 9 Boston 48 45 .516 9 1/2 Tampa Bay 48 45 .516 9 1/2 Toronto 45 47 .489 12 Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 50 42 .543 — Detroit 49 44 .527 1 1/2 Cleveland 47 45 .511 3 Kansas City 39 52 .429 10 1/2 Minnesota 38 54 .413 12 West Division W L Pct GB Texas 55 36 .604 — Los Angeles 50 43 .538 6 Oakland 48 44 .522 7 1/2 Seattle 40 54 .426 16 1/2 ——— Thursday’s Results Tampa Bay 6, Cleveland 0 Detroit 5, L.A. Angels 1 Baltimore 4, Minnesota 3 Seattle 6, Kansas City 1 Boston 3, Chicago White Sox 1 Oakland 4, N.Y. Yankees 3 Today’s Games Baltimore (Mig.Gonzalez 1-1) at Cleveland (D.Lowe 8-7), 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Peavy 7-6) at Detroit (Verlander 10-5), 7:05 p.m. Seattle (Iwakuma 1-2) at Tampa Bay (Shields 8-6), 7:10 p.m. Toronto (Laffey 1-1) at Boston (Beckett 5-7), 7:10 p.m. Minnesota (Blackburn 4-5) at Kansas City (Hochevar 6-8), 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Nova 10-4) at Oakland (Milone 9-6), 10:05 p.m. Texas (D.Holland 6-4) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 11-1), 10:05 p.m. Saturday’s Games Chicago White Sox at Detroit, 4:05 p.m. Texas at L.A. Angels, 4:05 p.m. Baltimore at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Minnesota at Kansas City, 7:10 p.m. Seattle at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Oakland, 9:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games Chicago White Sox at Detroit, 1:05 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 1:35 p.m. Seattle at Tampa Bay, 1:40 p.m. Minnesota at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m. Baltimore at Cleveland, 3:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Texas at L.A. Angels, 8:05 p.m.
Give expecting nothing in return
The saying “Beware of Greeks bearing gifts” is an old piece of wisdom which advises us to not trust our enemies, after the story in the Iliad of the Trojan horse, a “gift” that ultimately destroyed the city of Troy and its inhabitants. But there was also another reason to beware of Greeks bearing gifts, and that was that they always expected something in return, of comparable value. Gift-giving in ancient cultures was meant to be reciprocated and this carries over to modern times. But, a true gift should be something freely given without any expectation of return. If there is an expectation of a comparable return then we are really bartering rather than giving. So, we should give with a spirit of genuine charity, not expecting anything in return. Test your ability to give in this spirit by giving anonymously, so that the recipient won’t know who it came from. This isn’t always practical, but can sometimes be done by sending someone an anonymous gift through the mail or by arranging for an intermediary to give the gift for you, perhaps even allowing the intermediary to take credit for the gift. Wanting to be thanked for a gift is all about our ego, and while it is only natural to desire thanks, it is better to give expecting nothing in return. —Christopher Simon
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The Power of Words
Language is more than just words. Every language embodies a culture and reflects the primordial experience of the language’s original speakers. Thus every language is a world view, but also the conditions of making experience intelligible. As Heidegger put it, “Language is the house of being.” The primordial, creative power of language is reflected in the Greek word “logos” which is often translated as “word,” although the concept of logos is much richer than the English “word.” Logos is the principle of intelligibility underlying things, but also the bridge between the spiritual realm and the physical realm. Words are concrete, audible and visible expressions of abstract concepts. A word is a materialized idea and thus the concept of “Logos” or “Word” was a natural idea to express and explain the second person of the trinity, i.e. Jesus. Understanding this gives one a sense of the sublime power of language to both create and to make the world intelligible. —Christopher Simon
“So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. . . . But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret.”
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.”
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CALVARY EVANGELICAL CHURCH 10686 Van Wert-Decatur Rd. Van Wert, Ohio 419-238-9426 Rev. Clark Williman. Pastor Sunday- 8:45 a.m. Friends and Family; 9:00 a.m. Sunday School LIVE; 10:00 a.m. 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 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.
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 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.
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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
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Thermo King of Delphos FREE ADS: 5 days free if item is free Minimum Charge: 15 words, Deadlines: or less than looking for item per ad, 1 is $50. Only 1 a truck 2 times - $9.00 11:30 a.m. for the next day’s issue. Announcements Help Wanted Help Wanted ad per month. refrigeration technician. Each word is $.30 2-5 days Saturday’s paper is 11:00 a.m. Friday BOX REPLIES: $8.00 if you come $.25 6-9 days If you have mechanical and pick them up. $14.00 if we have to Monday’s paper is 1:00 p.m. Friday $.20 10+ days send them to you. in Auto, Ag, ADVERTISERS: YOU can CUSTOM ASSEMBLY training Herald Extra CARD OF THANKS: $2.00 base Each a 25 word classified months word is $.10 for 3 Regional CDL Drivers is 11 a.m. Thursday place charge + $.10Heavy Duty, for each word. or more prepaidConsistentWe accept ad in more than 100 news- wanted. miles, STAFFING SERVICE or Industrial Mechanics, papers with over one and good home time, benefits or are an experienced We are hiring for long term a half million total circula- & great pay. Runs are pritemporary positions mechanic, tion across Ohio for $295. marily Midwest with loads 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and and are interested in It's easy...you place one originating out of Haviland, 4:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. - 2 Shifts learning some new order and pay with one OH. Interested Drivers, Overtime required skills, contact Tom or check through Ohio c o n t a c t Woody at MUST MEET BACKGROUND Scan-Ohio Statewide 419-622-3040, ext. 117 for Don at Thermo King of AND DRUG TEST Classified Advertising Net- more details. Delphos, or please work. The Delphos Herald REQUIREMENTS E-Mail your resume to advertising dept. can set DANCER LOGISTICS, firstname.lastname@example.org this up for you. No other Inc. 900 Gressel Drive classified ad buy is sim- Delphos, OH 45833 is in pler or more cost effective. need of a Maintenance PART-TIME CLEANING $8.00 /hour Call 419-695-0015, ext Service Manager to moniposition. Send resume to 138. tor our fleet of tractors and C&R Professional CleanVisit us in-person between trailers. The service manthe hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. ing 820 Yorkshire Dr., ager will coordinate the Notice Lima, OH 45804 Monday through Friday work needed on the equipAsk us about our ment and direct the techniSigning bonus! cians accordingly. This
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RENT OR Rent to Own. 2 1998 DODGE Caravan bedroom, 1 bath mobile Sport, new tires, one home. 419-692-3951. owner, 120,000 miles, no rust, very clean, non smoker. $4950. Call 419-296-2161
890 Autos for Sale
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ties. The BBB will assist in the investigation of these businesses. (This notice provided as a customer service by The Delphos Herald.)
Midwest Ohio Auto Parts Specialist
1994 BUICK Park Avenue Gold. Mechanically sound. 2nd owner of 16yrs. Can be seen @406 E. Fifth St.
FREE WOOD for campfires and kindling. Behind Westrich Furniture
290 Wanted to Buy
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Packers / Material Handlers
Scrap Gold, Gold Jewelry, Silver coins, Silverware, Pocket Watches, Diamonds.
Cash for Gold
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•Sweet Corn •Squash •Peppers •Tomatoes, etc.
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person will be responsible for the supervision and delegation of the after hours service communications. Preferred candidate will have worked in a similar position for at least two years. If interested in this position please contact Shawn @ 419-692-1435, submit a resume at the address noted above or submit a resume via email@example.com DELPHOS DISCOUNT Drugs is looking for a part-time cashier. Please send resume to Sherry at 660 Elida Avenue, Delphos, Ohio 45833. No Calls, please. HIRING DRIVERS with 5+ years OTR experience! Our drivers average 42cents per mile & higher! Home every weekend! $55,000-$60,000 annually. Benefits available. 99% no touch freight! We will treat you with respect! PLEASE CALL 419-222-1630
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PART-TIME PARTS DELIVERY
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HELP WANTED - Local embroidery shop needs computer literate self starter. $10-13 per hour. Send replies to Box 167 c/o Delphos Herald, 405 N. Main St., Delphos, OH 45833
LPNS NEEDED in Lima, Van Wert and Delphos areas. HHA/STNAs needed in Lima, Wapak, Van Wert, and Delphos areas. FT and PT hours avail able. Must be available for every other weekend for all positions. Call Interim Healthcare 419-228-2535
Thermo King of Delphos is looking for part-time parts delivery person. This position includes occasional lifting of up to 75 pounds. Contact Tom or Don at Thermo King of Delphos, or please E-Mail your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
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1400 S. Clay St., Lot 1 Friday 9am-4pm & Saturday 9am-noon. Boys clothes newborn-Sz14, Junior girls to plus size adult, toys, home decor, dog kennel, dryer, entertainment and misc. 24551 ROAD U-20 Just west of Mushroom Plant Graphics on Road U-20. Old welder/Gernerator, Air conditioner, an tiques, TVs, toys, porcelain dolls, and lots of misc. Thursday 5pm-9pm, Friday 9am-?, Saturday 9am-noon 503 S. Pierce Kids clothes sz. 6T-14/16, Men’s and Brand name Women’s clothes, winter jackets, computer printer, household items, Avon & toys. Fri & Sat 7am-6pm 6-FAMILY GARAGE Sale Patio & Home furniture, X-mas items, gas stove, Papasan Chairs-Sunbrella fabric, exercise equip ment, archery bows, construction materials, doors, tools, Camero 8-Track player, Daisy Red Rider BB Gun, Antique Copper Lightening Rods, antiques, cook books, clothing, much more! 424 N. Jefferson St., Delphos, OH. Fri & Sat 8:00-5:00 609 JACKSON Friday 9am-5pm. Clothes, bedding, books, pictures, glassware, toys, clothing racks, hutch, dropleaf table, misc. 980 SOUTHRIDGE Dr., Delphos. Name brand boys clothes 0-6yr, baby items, lots of toys, housewares, decor, books, movies, dog cages, men’s shirts & more. Friday 8am-4pm. Sat 9am-noon MOVING SALE 1451 Carolyn Dr.-Delphos Living room, Bedroom, Patio, other furniture and household items. Saturday & Sunday 10am-3pm
at Vancrest Health Care Center
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NOTICE OF EXAMINATION
The Delphos Civil Service Commission will be conducting an open examination for the position of full-time secretary effective with the start of the school year. The examination will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 8, 2012. It will take place in the Jefferson High School library. A grade of 70% is required to successfully pass the examination. The passing scores will also serve as an eligibility list. This eligibility list shall be valid for a period of one year. CLASSIFICATION POSITION: Secretary ANNUAL SALARY: Per Classified Salary Schedule HOURS: Approximately 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., working at Franklin and Jefferson Middle School. BENEFITS: Some are available BENEFICIAL QUALIFICATIONS: Typing, computer skills, various office machines, filing, phone skills.
Applications and job descriptions can be obtained at the Delphos Jefferson Administrative Building located at 234 North Jefferson Street between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday beginning July 23 through July 27, 2012. All applications must be mailed to: The Delphos Civil Service Commission, P.O. Box 45, Delphos, Ohio 45833. All applications must have a postmark of no later than Friday, August 3, 2012.. Any applications which are postmarked after this date shall be considered invalid and will not be accepted. Applicants, on the night of the examination, you must bring a valid Ohio Driver’s license and proof of military service, if applicable.
REGIONAL CARRIER LOOKING FOR LOCAL CLASS A CDL DRIVERS
* 2 YRS. EXPERIENCE REQUIRED WITH TRACTOR/TRAILER COMBINATION * BULK HOPPER/PNEUMATIC WORK – COMPANY WILL TRAIN * MUST HAVE GOOD MVR * F/T – NO WEEKENDS, HOME HOLIDAYS, WITH OPPORTUNITY TO BE HOME DURING THE WEEK * P/T WORK ALSO AVAILABLE * ASSIGNED TRUCKS LAST YR OUR DRIVERS AVERAGED 47 CENTS PER ALL ODOMETER MILES INCLUDING SAFETY BONUSES. EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS: • HEALTH, DENTAL & LIFE INSURANCE • SHORT/LONG TERM DISABILITY • PAID HOLIDAYS & VACATION • 401K WITH COMPANY CONTRIBUTIONS
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REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
Allen County Village of Elida Francis J. and Ann E. Guagenti to Diana L. and Robert T. Engelhardt, 2027 Morning Glory Drive, $257,000. Paul E. and Roberta J. Matson Sr., to Scott D. and Nichole L. Sweeney, 128 Orchard Drive, $165,000. David J. and Rebecca L. Suever to James A. and Jeannie N. Hullinger, 5210 Aster St., $170,000. Janice E. Eves to Raymond E. and Linda S. Hughes, 109 N. Weger, $77,000. William C. Wehinger to Julia A. Moore, 307 Baxter St., $107,000. City of Delphos Home Solutions Partners IV REO to Transportation Alliance Bank, 1211 N. Main St., $12,600. Langhals Enterprises to Amshaw Service Center, Gressel Drive, $85,400. Marion Township Carol S. Thompson to Ryan R. Thompson, 4960 N. Defiance Trail, $141,000. Federal National Mortgage Association to Jon L. and Julia A. Kroeger, $151,000. Spencer Township John F. and Ruth M. Grone to Roger L. and Sara E. Grone, Fruend Road, $70,000. Bryan D. and Stephanie J. Dray to Tammy E. Stirn, 8725 Lincoln Highway, $95,000. Norma L. and Donald W. Plank to Lyndon D. and Marlee D. Hartman, Kemp Road, $35,000. Carol S. and Michael J. Carpenter to Kenneth W. Noonan trustee et al., North Defiance Trail, $51,300. Patricia S. and Dennis L. Stemen to David J. and Cassandra L. Clark, 3777 N. Kemp Road, $101,500. Brandyn L. Suever to Justin Rahrig and Brittany Vanmeter, 2937 N. St. Marys Road, $81,000. Robert Walker et al. to Michael J. and Brittany N. Grover, 11744 Spencerville Road, $89,000. Mark W. Evans to Douglas E. and Amy J. Schwartz, 12451 Kolter Road, $65,000. Jacquline J. Howell to Northwestern Ohio Field & Stream trustees et al., 11980 Kolter Road, $25,000. Village of Spencerville Aunt Mae’s Holdings to Miller Brothers Clay Works, 517 N. Broadway St., $15,000. Citifinancial to Harold Charles, 312 S. Main St., $7,500. FPL Ohio Antique Market to Jason M. and Deborah R. Stanley, 113 S. Broadway St., $32,000. Secretary of Housing & Urban Development to Creative Home Buying Solutions, 303 N. Pears St., $21,112. Federal National Mortgage Association to Laverne and Janet Gales II, 309 Birch Drive, $51,000. Sugar CreekTownship Kevin D. and Judie I. Mahin to Gilbert L. and Dena L. Slothour, 4665 Sherrick Road, $96,000. Bradley M. Brotherwood et al. and Sheriff Samuel A. Crish to Fifth Third Mortgage Co., 4873 N. Cole St., $30,000. Van Wert County City of Van Wert to Community Improvement Corp., portion of inlots 22, 23, Van Wert. Community Improvement Corporation to Bradley J. Hamman, Bethany E. Nolin, portion of inlots 22, 23, Van Wert. Chester M. Straley to Corinne Krekler Chapman, lot 268-3, Van Wert subdivision. Gerald L. Borton, Sue J. Borton to Eric J. Gerker, inlot 4154, Van Wert. Bruce L. Workman, Karen F. Workman, Bruce Workman to Bruce L. Workman, Karen F. Workman, inlot 1254, Van Wert. Binalee Christlieb to Paul W. Svabik, Laurel R. Svabik, inlot 3455, Van Wert. Susan Gates to Daniel L. Dunn, Felicia R. Dunn, inlot 514, Ohio City. Winifred R. Rublin Living Trust to Valerie K. Petitt, portion of inlots 81, 82, 83, 84, Van Wert. Dean A. Bell, Leanna J. Bell to Roger A. Miller, portion of section 6, Harrison Township. Estate of Ruby H. McCoy (Ruby McCoy) to Dennis S. McCoy, Charles Jeffery McCoy, Kathleen A. Custer, Rick W. McCoy, Sherri L. Springer, portion of inlot 525, portion of sections 34, 33, Tully Township. Christopher T. Nowak to Amber N. Nowak, inlot 1022, Van Wert. Catherine M. Carpenter, Citifinancial, Van Wert County Treasurer to Samuel E. Lichtenberger, portion of section 5, Willshire Township, portion of inlot 111, Wren. Samuel E. Lichtenberger to Lois Ann Waltz, inlot 111, Wren. Estate of Patricia A. Lindeman to Norbert J. Lindeman, portion of sections 27, 34, Washington Township. Susanna A. Verhoff to Ssanna A. Verhoff, Charles J. Verhoff Jr., Ruth J. Verhoff, Gary L. Burgei, Theodore J. Verhoff, Susan M. Verhoff, Robert A. Verhoff, Kathleen A. Verhoff, Bridget E. Burgei, inlot 871, Delphos. Gary Stemen Testamentary to Keith E. Myers, Pamela J. Myers, inlot 1128, Van Wert. Gary Stemen Testamentary to TNI LLC, lots 322-3 and 322-4, Van Wert subdivision.
550 Pets & Supplies
2 MALE Chihuahua Pups. 5 weeks old. Ready to go. Call 419-236-3533 FREE: 7 week old Adorable PUPPIES. Will be medium sized. Call 419-303-3851 or 419-303-1126
COME DRIVE FOR US AND BE PART OF OUR TEAM. APPLY IN PERSON AT:
950 Car Care
D & D TRUCKING & SERVICES, INC. 5025 NORTH KILL ROAD, DELPHOS, OHIO 45833 419-692-0062 or 855-338-7267
Roofing • Remodeling Bathrooms • Kitchens Hog Barns • Drywall Additions • Sidewalks Concrete • etc. FREE ESTIMATES
• Pet Food • Pet Supplies • Purina Feeds
On S.R. 309 in Elida
SHIH TZU, Adult male $50 PUPPIES: Malti-poms, Chihuahuas, Yorkie/Shih Tzus, Morkie-poos. Soon: Shih Tzus. Garwick’s the Pet People 419-795-5711. See them at: garwicksthepetpeople.com
950 Lawn Care
• automatic transmission • standard transmission • differentials • transfer case • brakes & tune up
2 miles north of Ottoville
Total Lawncare & Snow Removal
22 Years Experience • Insured
GREAT RATES NEWER FACILITY
600 Apts. for Rent
1BR APT for rent, appliances, electric heat, laundry room, No pets. $425/month, plus deposit, water included. 320 N. Jefferson. 419-852-0833.
Residential & Commercial • Agricultural Needs • All Concrete Work
Commercial & Residential
Across from Arby’s
OIL - LUBE FILTER
FLANAGAN’S CAR CARE
816 E. FIFTH ST. DELPHOS Ph. 419-692-5801 Mon.-Fri. 8-6, Sat. 8-2
*up to 5 quarts oil
•LAWN MOWING• •FERTILIZATION• •WEED CONTROL PROGRAMS• •LAWN AERATION• •SPRING CLEANUP• •MULCHING & MULCH DELIVERY• •SHRUB INSTALLATION, TRIMMING & REMOVAL•
950 Tree Service
OUR TREE SERVICE
TEMAN’S 600 Apts. for Rent
• Trimming • Topping • Thinning • Deadwooding Stump, Shrub & Tree Removal Since 1973
check us out at
FOR RENT or rent to own. 2 Bdrm, 2 bath double wide located in Southside community in Delphos. Call 419-692-3951. LARGE UPSTAIRS Apartment, downtown Delphos. 233-1/2 N. Main. 4BR, Kitchen, 2BA, Dining area, large rec/living room. $650/mo. Utilities not included. Contact Bruce 419-236-6616
Answer to Puzzle
419-339-9084 cell 419-233-9460
Bill Teman 419-302-2981 Ernie Teman 419-230-4890
GARAGES • SIDING • ROOFING BACKHOE & DUMP TRUCK SERVICE FREE ESTIMATES FULLY INSURED
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620 Duplex For Rent
ONE BEDROOM duplex, washer/dryer, stove & refrg. $350/month. Security deposit and utilities. No Pets. (567)204-0347
419-339-9084 cell 419-233-9460
KEVIN M. MOORE
Prenuptial agreement not a fix
Friday, July 20, 2012
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SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2012 You could be luckier than usual in the year ahead, even though the victories you hope to reach might not come on your first try. Stay the course because chances are your second effort will be dynamite. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -If you do not succeed on your first attempt, at least give yourself credit for what you tried to do. After patting yourself on the back, take a deep breath, regroup and try again. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- When your desires are purely materialistic in nature, gratification is likely to evade you. To get things back in proper balance, think of ways to enrich your soul and spirit, not just your wallet. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -Friends usually do things for us out of affection, not in order to incur an obligation. I doubt yours will be any different. Try using smiles, not snarls, to induce cooperation. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -One of the best ways to inhibit your progress is to take things too seriously. Conversely, adopting a philosophical outlook could put you in the winner’s circle. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Instead of leaving an important matter to a friend who sometimes is known to be unreliable, take control of the situation yourself, even if you’d prefer to do otherwise. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Be careful not to insinuate yourself with people who aren’t in harmony with your philosophy. If you do, you risk getting involved in something that you don’t want to be part of. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- If you have a tricky assignment to take care of, analyze its potential problems well in advance. Otherwise, you could end up running around in circles without a game plan. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Try not to be too possessive of someone to whom you are attracted. Be relaxed and generous, and good things could come about. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -In order to protect your interests and position, chances are you might have to do a bit of negotiating up front. It behooves you to focus on your strongest areas. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- It will all depend upon your attitude as to whether you succeed or fail. When confronting a difficult situation, seek out its positive attributes and go from there. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- There is everything to lose when involved in high-risk ventures. Conversely, your chances of yielding a profit will increase by proceeding along prudent, practical lines. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Although you might have to deal with a lot of uncertainties early in the day, as time ticks on, one by one they should gradually disappear, and you’ll get everything under control.
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HI AND LOIS
By Bernice Bede Osol
This is upsetting my husDear Annie: I’ve been seeing “Bud” for a year. He band, who would love to sell lives in a trailer park and has to his niece. The two brothers a 23-year-old daughter who already have stopped speakis on Bud’s checking account ing to him, and before this and charge cards. This girl is all over, the family may insists that her mother (Bud’s fall apart completely. What ex-wife) spend weekends at is your take? -- All in the the trailer, so Bud spends Family Dear Family: When those weekends at my house. parents die, there He will not tell his is often fallout daughter no. between siblings This has put over money. But some stress on many times the real our relationship. issue is the percepHis daughter tion that one sibling often buys things was loved more than for her mother, another. We suspect and Bud pays the your husband was bills. I find this a named executor little strange. Bud because his parents doesn’t understand thought he was my objections. He has no interest Annie’s Mailbox the best choice to handle such things, in saving for our which may also be the reason future together. My friends say that Bud why he is getting so much is using me because I have a resistance from his brothers. nice house. If I were to marry If the niece is offering a fair him, I would make him sign price for the house and your a pre-nup, because otherwise husband wants to sell to her, he would give away every- he should do so. Dear Annie: “Sterling, thing I have. Am I being naive about our relationship? Mass.” said, “Type 1 diabetes is an epidemic, and people -- Can’t Take It Anymore Dear Can’t Take It: with the disease aren’t going You’re not naive. You under- to wait to eat.” She should stand what’s going on. But have said “Type 2.” The CDC predicts that you don’t seem to accept your limitations when it comes to one out of every three people changing the situation. A pre- will have Type 2 diabetes by nup won’t solve your prob- 2050. This form of diabetes lem. Bud is going to continue is caused from a mixture of to pay for his daughter’s bills. things, including heredity, He will continue to acquiesce eating and exercise habits. to her requests, including People with Type 2 diabetes having her mother stay at his may or may not use insulin. Fast-acting insulins can place. And you will continue to be miserable playing sec- begin to work in 10 to 15 ond fiddle to his daughter. minutes, so the person needs Your decision is how best to to start eating fairly soon after injecting. Others might respond to this. Dear Annie: My husband be able to inject the insulin is one of five sons. His par- up to 30 minutes before the ents recently passed away, meal. -- Advanced Diabetes and he is the executor of the Nurse Specialist/Educator, Nurse estate and is in the process Transcultural of selling their home. He got Specialist several estimates and selected the Realtor he felt would do the best job. One brother tried to get my husband to pick a friend, but my husband was not impressed with her. Another has been really nasty, telling my husband he should try harder to get more money from the sale. My husband’s niece would like to buy the house. She made a reasonable offer, and my husband was happy to keep the house in the family. He called a family meeting, but only two brothers showed up, one of whom was the niece’s father. He said my husband should get the house appraised in case it was worth more money. When my husband pointed out that the niece might not be able to afford the house if it’s priced any higher, her father said this is a business deal and to get as much money as possible.
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By ALBERT AJI and ZEINA KARAM Associated Press DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian troops regained control of a rebellious neighborhood in Damascus today as more than 300 people were reported killed the day before in a sharp escalation of the country’s civil war. Fighting has intensified over the past week as rebels closed in on the capital and launched their most serious blow yet on Assad’s inner circle, killing top aides in a bomb blast Wednesday as they attended a security meeting. National security chief and close Assad adviser, Gen. Hisham Ikhtiyar, died today of wounds suffered in the bombing, the fourth member of Assad’s inner circle to die in the blast, according to state-run TV. State-run TV also said today that government troops were fully in control of the rebellious Midan neighborhood on the southern edge of Damasacus, where fighting has raged for days. The fighting in Midan and several other districts has turned parts of Damascus into combat zones and sent thousands of Syrian families By OSKAR GARCIA Associated Press packed in cars streaming across the border into neighboring Lebanon. “Our heroic forces have completely cleansed the Midan area from the terrorist mercenaries,” the TV said, employing the term used by authorities to refer to rebels. It said authorities seized large quantities of weapons including machine guns, explosive belts, rocket-propelled grenades and communications equipment. Damascus activist Khaled al-Shami, contacted via Skype, said rebels carried out a “tactical” retreat early today to spare civilians further shelling after five days of intense clashes between opposition fighters and regime forces. Eager to show that authorities were in control, the government took local journalists for a trip to Midan inside two armored personal carriers today. An Associated Press reporter on the trip saw scenes of destruction, including dozens of damaged or charred cars, stores with shattered windows, and the corpses of at least six young men on the street. One of them, near the Saeed Bin Zeid Mosque, appeared to have been shot in the chest. “The Mosque of the Free,” was written in red graffiti on the mosque’s outer wall. Garbage littered the streets, shops were closed and the streets were almost deserted. The violence in heavily guarded Damascus, seat of Assad’s power, pointed to an unraveling of his grip on power amid an uprising that began in March 2011 with peaceful protests inspired by the Arab Spring but became increasingly militarized as the opposition took up arms. Even though Assad’s powerful military remains mostly loyal — suggesting a total collapse may not be imminent — the rebels appeared to be making startling gains in recent weeks. Activists reported that 310 people were killed in violence nationwide Thursday, making it the single deadliest day of fighting since the revolt began. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the death toll included at least 93 government troops. Another activist group, the Local Coordination Committees said 217 civilians were killed Thursday. The figures could not be independently verified because of severe restrictions on journalists in Syria. Besides the fighting in Damascus, about
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Green fleet, spending and oil costs
AIDS specialists aim to jump-start hunt for a cure
By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer
a half-dozen rebels took over a Syrian border crossing near the Iraqi town of Qaim on Thursday, said Iraqi army Brig. General Qassim al-Dulaimi. There are four major border posts with Iraq. Rebels overtook a Syrian army outpost near the Syrian-Iraq border after clashes that killed 21 Syrian soldiers, he added. In addition, amateur video posted online showed rebels taking over the Bab al-Hawa border crossing with Turkey, where they stomped on portraits of Assad. The Associated Press could not independently verify the video because the government bars most media from working independently in the country. A Turkish official based in Reyhanli, on the Turkish side of the border gate of Bab al-Hawa, confirmed that the rebels had taken control of the frontier crossing, but had no information on the latest situation over on the Syrian side. Another official said Turkey has temporarily closed the border gate “for security reasons.” Both spoke on condition of anonymity in line with government rules that bar civil servants from speaking to journalists without authorization.
ABOARD THE USS NIMITZ — Some 100 nautical miles northeast of Oahu in the Pacific Ocean, a fleet of U.S. Navy fighter jets slings from the deck of the U.S.S. Nimitz aircraft carrier, leaving thin trails of smoke on the tight runway. The operation, part of maneuvers involving several thousand sailors as part of the world’s largest naval exercises in waters off Hawaii, was at the center of a growing controversy involving defense spending and foreign oil. The dozens of air and sea vessels surrounding the Nimitz — including helicopters, fighter jets and destroyer ships — were running on a biofuel blend that can be substituted for traditional fuel without any engine modifications. Navy officials say using the alternative fuel helps the military address weaknesses. Operations that use more than 50 million gallons of fuel each month rely on petroleum, making the U.S. military heavily dependent upon foreign oil. Market volatility causes Navy spending to swing by tens of millions of dollars each time the price of a barrel goes up or down $1. “We’re not doing it to be faddish, we’re not doing it to be green,” Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said aboard the U.S.S. Nimitz on Wednesday. “We’re not doing it for any other reason except it takes care of a military vulnerability that we have.” He added, “One of the things you better do as a military is take care of those vulnerabilities.” But the plan to use a 50-50 blend of alternative and petroleumbased fuel has hit a snag — Congressional lawmakers who bristle at spending time and money chasing alternative energy at a time when defense spending is being cut and traditional oil is cheaper. The House planned to vote Thursday on its version of the $608 billion defense spending bill, which cuts $70 million from the Obama administration’s request for domestic development of biofuels production, while adding millions for submarines and Navy destroyers that the Pentagon didn’t request. The Senate Armed Services Committee last month narrowly passed an amendment to its version of the measure. The provision, pushed by Republican Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, would prohibit military spending on alternative fuels if their costs exceed the cost of traditional fossil fuels. At the time, McCain said buying biofuel at $26 per gallon — the amount the Navy spent last year for 450,000 gallons of biofuels for this week’s demonstration — isn’t in line with priorities of pursuing energy technology that reduces fuel demand and saves lives. Inhofe went further, saying the Pentagon “should not be wasting time perpetrating President Obama’s global warming fantasies or his ongoing war on affordable energy.” The Navy, along with the U.S. Departments of Energy and Agriculture, is spending more than $500 million in pursuit of biofuels and other alternative energy sources like solar and geothermal. The nearly $12 million purchase on the fuel for the demonstration came at a time when the Navy was spending just below $4 per gallon for traditional marine and jet fuel, according to Navy energy officials. The price has dipped dramatically since then, but is expected to rise to about $3.60 by the time the next fiscal year begins. Mabus said the price of biofuels and other alternative sources will go down dramatically if the military makes massive purchases. Private industries, including the commercial airline industry, are interested and will join to help lower market prices, he said.
WASHINGTON — For years it seemed hopeless. Now the hunt for a cure for AIDS is back on. International AIDS specialists on Thursday released what they call a road map for research toward a cure for HIV — a strategy for global teams of scientists to explore a number of intriguing leads that just might, years from now, pan out. “Today’s the first step,” said French Nobel laureate Francoise Barre-Sinoussi, co-discoverer of the HIV virus who also co-chaired development of the strategy. “No one thinks it’s going to be easy,” added strategy cochair Dr. Steven Deeks of the University of California, San Francisco. “Some don’t think it’s possible.” The announcement came just before the International AIDS Conference begins on Sunday, when more than 20,000 scientists, activists and policymakers gather in the nation’s capital with a far different focus: how to dramatically cut the spread of the AIDS virus, what they call “turning the tide” of the epidemic, using some powerful tools already in hand. Chief among them is getting more of the world’s 34 million HIV-infected people on life-saving medications, so they stay healthier and are less likely to infect others. By itself, that is a huge hurdle. Just 8 million of the 15 million treatment-eligible patients in AIDS-ravaged poor regions of the world are getting the drugs. But Barre-Sinoussi, president-elect of the International AIDS Society, which hosts the conference, said that lifelong treatment, as good as it is, isn’t the end-all solution — and that science finally is showing that a cure “could be a realistic possibility.” The panelists refused to estimate Thursday how much this research would cost. But already, the National Institutes of Health has increased spending on cure-related research, about $56 million last year, according to a report in this week’s issue of the journal Nature. Scientists attempting cure research will
Fort Hood report shows FBI mistakes
Prosecutor: Bulgaria bomber tried to rent car
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meet today and Saturday, ahead of the AIDS conference, to compare notes. And the new strategy won praise from Michel Sidibe, executive director of UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Program on HIV and AIDS. “The previous generation fought for treatment,” he said. “Our generation must fight for a cure.” Today’s anti-HIV drugs can tamp down the virus to undetectable levels — but they don’t eradicate it. Instead, tiny amounts of the virus can hide out in different tissues and roar back if medication is stopped. That means there’s no certainty of developing a cure. “I’m not sure we can, but we’re going to try,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in a recent interview. “This virus is uncanny in its ability to be able to integrate itself into a cell, as a reservoir, and no matter what we’ve done so far, we have not been able to eliminate that reservoir.” Yet one person in the world apparently has been cured: Timothy Ray Brown of San Francisco, who in 2006 was living in Berlin when in addition to his HIV, he got leukemia. Brown underwent a blood stem cell transplant — what once was a bone marrow transplant — to treat the cancer. His own immune system was destroyed. And his German transplant surgeon found a donor who was among the 1 percent of whites who have a gene mutation that makes them naturally resistant to HIV — their cells lack the specific doorway the virus uses to get inside. It worked. Brown has been off HIV medications for five years and is doing well, Deeks said Thursday. That dangerous and expensive transplant isn’t a practical solution, but it has sparked a variety of research into other possible ways to eradicate HIV. Already, 12 early-stage studies involving small numbers of patients — fewer than 200 people worldwide — are under way, the international panel said Thursday. Results to see if any are promising enough to pursue should be out in the next year or two.
By LOLITA C. BALDOR and EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press
Russia, China axe Syria resolution
By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press
UNITED NATIONS — Russia and China again vetoed a Western-backed U.N. resolution Thursday aimed at pressuring President Bashar Assad’s government to end the escalating civil war in Syria, sparking dire warnings of even greater bloodshed and spillover to the wider region. The 11-2 vote, with two abstentions from South Africa and Pakistan, was the third double veto of a resolution addressing the Syria crisis, now in its 17th month, by Damascus’ most important allies. The key stumbling block was the West’s insistence that a new resolution include the threat of non-military sanctions to step up pressure against Assad’s regime. The sanctions are under Chapter 7 of the U.N. Charter, which also includes provisions authorizing the use of force, but no force was authorized in the British draft. Russia’s U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said the resolution should never have been put to a vote because the sponsors knew it had no chance of adoption. “We simply cannot accept a document under Chapter 7, one which would open the path for the pressure of sanctions and further to external military involvement in Syrian domestic affairs,” he said. The defeat leaves in limbo the future of the 300-strong U.N. observer mission in Syria, which was forced to suspend operations because of the intensified fighting. Its mandate, to monitor a cease-fire and implementation of international envoy Kofi Annan’s six-point peace plan, expires today. Britain’s U.N. Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant, who sponsored the Western-backed draft, said he had circulated a new draft resolution that would extend the mission of the unarmed observers one last time, for a final 30 days. A copy of the draft obtained by the AP showed the mission would continue only if the council confirmed that Assad’s government had pulled artillery and heavy weapons back from the cities and sent his troops back to barracks. Pakistani circulated a rival draft that would extend the mission for 45 days, with the possibility of further renewals. After closed council consultations late Thursday, Churkin emerged visibly upset and said the British draft was imposing political conditions on the mission’s continuation. He said Russia would oppose that and would support the Pakistani text.
WASHINGTON — The nearly 20 often-rambling emails that an Army psychiatrist sent to Yemeni terror leader Anwar alAwlaki painted a confusing picture. In some he was a believer intent on supporting terrorists and intrigued with the idea of U.S. soldiers killing comrades in the name of Islam. In others he was a man looking for help finding an appropriate wife. In the end, they weren’t enough for the FBI to identify Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan as a terrorist threat or, as it would turn out, as a man who now stands accused of the shooting spree at Fort Hood that killed 13 and wounded 23 others in November 2009. The emails attracted the attention of FBI and anti-terrorism task force agents in December 2008, and eventually prompted them to dig up Hasan’s personnel records and evaluation reports. But gaps in the bureau’s systems, poor training, antiquated technologies and an underlying fear that approaching Hasan would reveal the ongoing investigation into Awlaki prevented the FBI from pursuing the matter much further. An independent review released Thursday by the FBI lays out a series of gaffes the bureau made as agents evaluated Hasan’s correspondence with Awlaki, and ultimately decided the Army major was not a terror threat. The report, by former FBI Director William Webster, concludes that FBI personnel made mistakes in their handling of intelligence information, but that no one person was responsible. “We do not find, and do not believe, that anyone is solely responsible for mistakes in handling the information,” Webster wrote to FBI Director Robert Mueller in a letter with the report. “We do not believe it would be fair to hold these dedicated personnel, who work in a context of constant threats and limited resources, responsible for the tragedy that occurred months later at Fort Hood.” Much was already known about the series of oversights and missteps the government made leading to the terror attack at the Fort Hood Army post, but the report revealed new details. The report describes the back-and-forth that went on between agents in Washington and task force members reviewing the emails in San Diego. The FBI in San Diego had been investigating al-Awlaki, a former San Diego resident, for his possible connections to the 9/11 hijackers. When agents saw emails between Hasan and alAwlaki, they asked the FBI’s Washington office to talk to Hasan’s bosses. The Washington office said no. The agents in Washington told Webster’s investigators that an interview might have jeopardized the FBI’s probe of Hasan by revealing that the bureau had access to his emails with alAwalaki. And, the report said, the FBI agents believed that an interview and contact with Hasan’s chain-of-command might jeopardize Hasan’s military career The FBI ultimately concluded that Hasan’s communications were in keeping with his research at the time, and as a result, no formal investigation of Hasan was opened. Hasan was writing a research paper about the effects of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Webster’s report says that al-Awlaki deserved scrutiny by the FBI in Washington beyond a simple records check and said it was a mistake not to have interviewed Hasan. The emails began in December 2008 and the last one was sent in June 2009. His first one laid out a question. What would Awlaki think of Muslims who have joined the military and “have even killed or tried to kill” other U.S. soldiers.
SOFIA, Bulgaria — A man believed to be the suicide bomber who attacked a bus full of Israeli tourists, killing six others, had attempted to rent a car but was turned down because his ID appeared suspicious, a Bulgarian prosecutor said today. Authorities are looking for clues as to who the suspect was, using his fingerprints, his DNA and his fake Michigan driver’s license. Security camera footage from before the attack showed the suspected bomber wandering in and out of the terminal, wearing a baseball cap over long hair, T-shirt, and plaid shorts, with a bulky backpack believed to contain the bomb. Israel was quick to blame Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah for the attack and a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Thursday night that Hezbollah was believed to be behind the attack. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because it was a sensitive intelligence issue. Prosecutor Kalina Chapkanova said in a TV interview that before the attack that a man believed to be the bomber tried to rent a car in the town of Pomorie, near the site of the bombing. She said the owner of the rental agency described the man as having short hair, and become suspicious of his license and refused to conclude the deal. Chapkanova quoted the agency owner as saying that the suspect spoke English with a “specific” accent. “The owner said that the man had a short haircut, while the photo on the license showed a man with long hair,” Chapkanova said. “The owner said that there was nothing suspicious in the behavior of the suspect. He has been very calm and even the failure of the deal did not upset him.” The victims of the attack included the Bulgarian bus driver and five Israelis, including a pregnant woman. The attack occurred shortly after the Israelis boarded a bus outside the airport in the Black Sea resort town of Burgas, a popular destination for Israeli tourists — particularly for high school graduates before they are drafted into military service. Burgas is about 400 kilometers (250 miles) east of the capital, Sofia. In a statement late Thursday, the international police agency Interpol announced it was sending a team to help Bulgarian authorities. It said it would be essential to find out whether any of the false documents the bomber carried had been entered into the database of the France-based organization. There are more than 33 million entries in that data base — 2.5 million of them stolen or lost U.S. passports.
Answers to Thursday’s questions: Elvis Presley has a only non-singing role in Charro! Although he doesn’t sing, a recording of Presley crooning the title song is heard during the opening titles of the 1969 western. The largest edible fruit native to North America is the pawpaw, which tastes like a blend of banana, mango and pineapple. Today’s questions: What fish’s body — barbels and all — is almost completely covered with taste buds? What famous Hollywood figure directed the first episode of Columbo, the 1970s TV police drama that starred Peter Falk? Answers in Saturday’s Herald. Today’s Words: Girandole: an earring with small gems clustered around a larger one Micraner: a tiny male ant The Outstanding National Debt as of 8 a.m. today was $15,880,165,889,923.38. The estimated population of the United States is 313,165,990 so each citizen’s share of this debt is $50,708.46.
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