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Pool closed Sat., reduced hours next week
Due to poor weather conditions, forecasted low water temperatures and reduced staffing levels, the Delphos Municipal Swimming Pool will be closed on Saturday and reopen on Sunday for normal hours. There will be reduced hours from noon to 4 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Impaired driving crackdown starts today
Information submitted Allen, Putnam and Van Wert County sheriff’s offices and local law enforcement agencies are joining with law enforcement throughout the nation for the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign today through Sept. 3. The strong nationwide impaired driving crackdown will include highvisibility enforcement, high-profile events and be supported by national paid advertising, creating a comprehensive campaign to curb alcohol impaired driving in August and through the Labor Day holiday weekend (6 p.m. Sept. 3 to 5:59 a.m. Sept. 7). Law enforcement will aggressively look for impaired drivers during the crackdown and will arrest anyone caught driving impaired. It is illegal in all 50 States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to drive with a blood alcohol conment like the ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign reduces alcohol-impaired driving fatalities by as much as 20 percent. By joining this nationwide effort, we will make Putnam County’s roadways safer for everyone throughout the Labor Day period.” During Labor Day weekend 2010, 147 people were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes involving drivers or motorcycle riders with BACs of .08 or higher. Of those fatalities, 80 percent occurred from 6 p.m. to 5:59 a.m. Among 18- to 34-year-old drivers killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes during the 2010 Labor Day weekend, 54 percent were alcohol-impaired. “Obviously we want to remind everyone that it is illegal to drive impaired and we hope the campaign will remind people that if they plan on drinking to never get behind the wheel,” Beutler said. During this period, there are sev-

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Delphos, Ohio eral community festivals; and some are providing transportation for those who may be over the limit to ensure the safety of everyone on the roadway during and after these events. Violators face jail time, loss of their driver’s licenses and steep financial consequences such as higher insurance rates, attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work and the potential loss of job. When family, friends and co-workers find out, violators also often face tremendous personal embarrassment. “Driving impaired is simply not worth the risk, so don’t take the chance. Remember, we will be out in force and we will be watching, so ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’,” Beutler said. “We are urging everyone to be responsible at all times to reduce the risk of injury or death.” For more information, visit the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign Headquarters at www. nhtsa.gov/drivesober.

Schools set open houses

Franklin Elementary School will hold an open house from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesday. Landeck Elementary School’s open house is from 7 - 8 p.m. on Wednesday. The first day of school will be Aug. 28.

centration of .08 grams per deciliter. Despite these laws, in 2010 more than 10,000 people died in crashes in which a driver or motorcycle rider was impaired. “On average, there is one alcohol impaired driving-related fatality every 51 minutes across America. But this tragic loss of life can be reduced if we get impaired drivers off our roadways,” said Putnam County Sheriff Jim Beutler. “Research has shown that high-visibility enforce-

Jefferson selling AllSports Ticket Packs The Jefferson Athletic Department is offering an Adult All-Sports Ticket Pack containing five tickets for any home Jefferson sports event (football, boys/girls basketball and volleyball) that will sell for $25. Unused tickets can be carried over to the next season. This will give an adult a dollar saving at gate price and the convenience of purchasing tickets. The department is also offering an All-Sports Pass for students that will be honored for all Jefferson home sporting events for the 2012/2013 season; all students will need a ticket or pass to be admitted to these games. The pass will be sold for $50. Booklets and Student All-Sport Passes can be purchased at the high school or Administration Building, while football reserved seats can be purchased at the Administration Building for $5. Pre-sale tickets prices have been established for 2012/13: Varsity football/ boys basketball/girls basketball/volleyball — adults $5, students $4. All tickets at the gate/door are $6. For junior high volleyball/basketball — adults $3, students $2. Kewpee races Tuesday The 2nd annual Kewpee 10K & 1K will be held on Tuesday at the Lima YMCA. The 1K fun run will start at 6:15 p.m. with ribbons awarded to the first 100 finishers and the 10K will begin at 6:30 p.m. Interested persons may register at the YMCA beginning at 5:30 p.m. the night of the event. Questions, call 419-2335487 or e-mail limaymcaracing@hotmail.com Sunny Saturday with high in mid 70s. See page 2.

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‘Country Basket Bingo’ set for Canal Days
“Country Basket Bingo” will take the place of purse bingo under the social tent from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 15 during Canal Days. Sponsored by the Optimist Scholarship Foundation of Delphos, tickets will be sold in advance for $30 each with an added bonus drawing for an Opryland Weekend Package for two in Nashville, Tenn. Twenty picnic baskets will be loaded with prizes waiting for someone to take them home. Each player will receive 20 bingo cards for 20 games of bingo and one raffle ticket for the Nashville weekend give-away. Once a player yells “bingo,” that lucky winner will pick the picnic basket of their choice, sight unseen. The prize inside will be erased from the prize list and games will continue. Bob Ulm and Rick Burgei will be the callers. Prize baskets range from $50 to $600 with the Nashville trip valued over $800. With price of admission, players could win a basket that contains a 42-inch flat screen TV, Sarka Grill, wine refrigerator, pedicure/ nails/tanning package, wine rack/glasses/candles package, Silpada Jewelry, wines for every occasion, flowers for a year, photo/gift card package, $50 Visa gift card and designer wallet, clothes boutique gift certificate, “Girls Night Out” limo ride, carpet and cleaning service, wine basket of goodies, bowling ball package, women’s bike, Nook Color, spirit team package, movies for a year or a designer Coach Purse. Tickets are available at the chamber office or from any Country Basket Bingo committee member: Barb Mesker, Gina Fritz, Cathie Grothouse, Donna Berger, Michelle Schafer, Amy Wehri, Lisa Van Metre, Jeanne Roehm, Sue Vonderwell and Diane Sterling.

Mayor helps prepare for upcoming festival

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Delphos Mayor Michael Gallmeier changes the banners in downtown Delphos Thursday in preparation for the upcoming Canal Days celebration. The event will be held Sept. 13-16.

Young Riders 4-H club well represented at Ohio State Jr. Fair Show

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The Young Riders horse club had five members qualify against high standards to compete at the Ohio State Fair Jr. Fair show at the Ohio State Fairgrounds. These kids had an outstanding show with all of them coming home with a top-10 placement with classes as large as 128 entries. They include, front from left, Jeanalle Bonifas, daughter of Larry and Heather Bonifas of Landeck, with her Grand Champion trophy she won in Trail in Hand 9-18; and Reagan Priest, daughter of Bob Priest and Kara Priest of Van Wert, with her Reserve Champion trophy she won the Stakes Race 9-13; and back, Leah Lichtensteiger, daughter of Dave and Janice Lichtensteiger of Ohio City, with her 9th-place rosette she won in the Stakes Race 14-18.; Lindsey Motycka, daughter of Joe Motycka of Convoy, with her Reserve Champion trophy she won in Stakes Race 14-18 and her 3rd-place rosette from Key Hole 14-18; and Paige Motycka, daughter of Joe Motycka of Convoy, with her 7th-place rosette she won in Stakes Race 9-13. These five youth represented Van Wert County not only with their excellent horsemanship but also with outstanding sportsmanship. In addition to the five members participating in the show, the following members made the trip to support them: Emely Bauer, Jordan Hoffman, Kyle Agler, Bryce Mihm, Parker Mihm, Ericka Priest, Cassie Priest and Jacob German.

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WikiLeaks founder faces boredom, stress inside
By JiLL LAWLess the Associated Press LONDON — Julian Assange lives in a pricey building in one of London’s toniest districts. But he is not staying in the lap of luxury. The once globe-trotting WikiLeaks founder is confined to several hundred square feet of space inside Ecuador’s London embassy. If he goes outside he will be arrested by British police and extradited to Sweden to be questioned about allegations of sexual assault. The 41-year-old Australian computer expert has spent almost two months inside the embassy of the Latin American country, which on Thursday granted him asylum — but Ecuador lacks any obvious means of getting Assange past the police officers on the doorstep, onto a plane and out of Britain. The Ecuadorean embassy consists of a ground floor apartment, some 10 rooms in all, inside an imposing red-brick apartment block in London’s posh Knightsbridge area, practically next door to the luxury department store Harrods. The mission has no bedrooms or guest accommodation. People who have visited Assange say he is living in an office that has been outfitted with a bed, access to a phone and a connection to the Internet. A shower has been installed, and the embassy has a small kitchenette. Assange also has received deliveries of pizza and other take-out food. “It’s not quite the Hilton,” said Gavin MacFadyen, a supporter who has met with Assange at the embassy. A treadmill provides some opportunity for exercise, and a sun lamp helps compensate for the lack of natural light. Assange’s mother Christine has said that visiting friends “turn the music on and encourage him to dance with them.” But Christine Assange has expressed fears for her son’s health. She said last month that he was facing severe stress after weeks of confinement and more than 18 months fighting legal battles while under strict bail conditions in Britain. “He is under a lot of stress and it’s been long-term stress now for nearly two years and in conditions which are similar to detention,” she said. Experts say the conditions are bound to take a psychological toll. “He is stuck in no man’s land,” said Cary Cooper, a psychology professor at England’s Lancaster University. “One of the things that causes people most stress is not having any control,” Cooper said. “He has none. The control is in other peoples’ hands — the U.K. government, the Ecuadorean government. Not in his.” By any standards, Assange has had a disruptive 18 months. Since December 2010, when

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Earnest and Melissa Bemis. Chief Petty Officer Bemis was on active duty in the U.S. Navy in San Diego. He began his career aboard the USS Lake Champlain and provided support to ground troops during the first campaign in Afghanistan. He was Sailor of the Month in February 2004 for his efforts in preventing a fire that could have destroyed the ship. He served as a recruiter for the Navy in west Texas where he was the top recruiter. Recently, he served as an engineer aboard the USS Independence and was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for Navigation in the Panama Canal. Bemis was a 2000 St. John’s High School graduate who earned an associate degree in criminal justice and marketing from San Diego State University and was working toward his bachelor’s degree. He was part of the St. John’s football teams that won state championships in 1997 and 1998. He also ran track during all four years at St. John’s and cross country during his senior year to stay in shape so that he could join the Navy. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and loved to cook and entertain. Mass of Christian Burial begins at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Msgr. Chris Vasko officiating. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery, with full military graveside rites by the Navy Patriot Guard and Delphos Veterans Council. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Sunday and 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Monday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where a rosary service begins at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Memorials are to the John Keith Bemis Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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he was arrested in London at Sweden’s request, Assange has been on police bail under conditions that required him to report daily to police, wear an electronic tag and live at a designated address. He spent more than a year at the rural English home of WikiLeaks supporter and former journalist Vaughan Smith. That was a country mansion with 600 acres (240 hectares) of land. Assange’s room to roam has shrunk dramatically since then. But Smith, who visited Assange this week, said his friend was holding up well. “He lives in a small room which can hardly be described as comfortable,” Smith told the Evening Standard newspaper. “As a person though, he is happiest behind a computer doing his job. He is coping well. “He was the same Julian he was when he was staying with me. He is not a sentimental person and so does not miss things other people might miss. He is focused on work.” There are few precedents for the situation Assange finds himself in. One of the most famous is the case of Roman Catholic Cardinal Jozsef Mindszenty, who sought refuge in the U.S. Embassy in Budapest in 1956 and remained there for 15 years. Few think the current stalemate will drag on that long. Cooper said the most likely outcome, barring a diplomatic agreement between Britain and Ecuador, was that eventually isolation and confinement would drive Assange out of the embassy, even if it meant arrest. “Ultimately the social incarceration will lead to him coming out,” Cooper said. “I don’t know when that will happen, but I think he will come out.”

John Keith Bemis
sept. 28, 1981Aug. 7, 2012 Navy Chief Petty Officer John Keith Bemis, 30, of San Diego, Calif., and formerly of Delphos, died at his residence on Aug. 7. He was born Sept. 28, 1981, in Greenville to Tony and Sue (Reddy) Bemis, who survive in Delphos. Other survivors include sisters Allie Bemis of Cleveland, Mary-Francis “Fran” Bemis, who is stationed in Guam with the U.S. Navy, and Christine “Christy” Bemis, who is stationed in England with the U.S. Navy; brother Ted Bemis of Florence, S.C.; grandparents Sue and Jack Reddy and Don and Naomi Bemis; aunts and uncles Cheryl and Scot Story, Diane and Greg Ray, Patrick Reddy, Martha and Dan Lehman and John and Sandy Reddy; cousins Ethan and Sean Story, Chrisopher and Kathleen Ray, Elizabeth, Victoria and Caroline Lehman and Joe, Sarah, Nick and Kathleen Reddy; and a future brother-in-law Maroun “Moon” Nammour. He was preceded in death by great-grandparents Bernard and Martha Reddy, John and Marie Mazziotti, Theodore and Mary Elizabeth Yount and

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CArDer, Orville W. “Bud,” 89, of Delphos, Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Charle Obinwa officiating. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery, with military graveside rites conducted by the Delphos Veterans Council. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. today at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where a parish wake will begin at 7:30 p.m.; and one hour prior to the Mass Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are to St. Rita’s Hospice, Delphos Senior Citizens Center or St. John’s Athletic Association.

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Ohio officials to move forward after Aetna dispute
By ANN SANNER The Associated Press COLUMBUS — A judge dismissed a lawsuit Thursday that had blocked Ohio from moving forward with certain Medicaid contracts, clearing the way for the state to proceed with the tentative agreements it has with five health plans, state officials said. Aetna Better Health of Ohio had sued the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services in a dispute over the scoring of the contract applications. But in a ruling from the bench, a Franklin County Common Pleas judge dismissed the case during a hearing on the issue, Kasich administration officials said. The judge’s office did not immediately respond to a call for comment. The eventual contract winners will provide health care services to more than 1.6 million poor and disabled people, or roughly two-thirds of the state’s Medicaid population. The contracts provide billions in government work to the companies. State officials had tentatively selected Aetna for a contract in April and then revoked the decision in June. Aetna claimed the state retroactively changed the definition of certain requirements in its request for contract applications, and the company wanted its contract reinstated. An Aetna spokesman on Thursday wouldn’t address whether the company planned to appeal the court decision, but said it was disappointed. “Aetna has a substantial presence in the state and we remain committed to doing business in Ohio,” said spokesman Scot Roskelley. Ohio health officials praised the lawsuit’s dismissal. “The Court’s decision confirms what we’ve believed all along: we reached the right decision and we did it the right way,” Ohio Medicaid Director John McCarthy said in a joint written statement with Greg Moody, director of the Governor’s Office of Health Transformation. The health plans chosen were said to be the highest-scoring applicants in the state’s Medicaid contract process. But five of six companies that lost bids for the contracts filed formal protests with Ohio officials in April, claiming flawed and inaccurate scoring. A state review of the contract applications changed how points were scored. And on June 7, state officials said Aetna Better Health of Ohio and Meridian Health Plan of Ohio would no longer get the contracts. Instead, Molina Healthcare of Ohio Inc., a subsidiary of Molina Healthcare Inc., and

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Information submitted COLUMBUS — AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), today filed its Electric Security Plan (ESP) tariffs with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO). The tariffs show rate increases approved by the Commission on a total bill basis that include generation, distribution and transmission charges. “We have worked hard to minimize bill impacts on customers as we transition to a competitive market model,” said Pablo Vegas, AEP Ohio president and chief operating officer. “Customers will benefit during this transition by having fixed generation rates and a greater ability to shop for a competitive price on their power generation service, and by having AEP Ohio take part in energy supply auctions.” Under the tariffs filed today, resulting from a PUCO order on Aug. 8, a typical residential customer using 1,000 kWh per month would see an increase of approximately $7.85 (6.3 percent) on the total bill for customers in the CSP rate zone and $6.94 (6.1 percent) for customers in Ohio Power’s rate zone in 2012. The increases are associated with distribution investments already made by AEP Ohio on behalf of the customers and for providing deep discounts to third-party electricity generation suppliers. A typical commercial (GS-2) customer using 10,000 kWh per month with a 30 kWh demand would see an increase of approximately $13.08 (1.0 percent) on the total bill for customers in the CSP rate zone and $49.87 (4.8 percent) for customers in Ohio Power’s rate zone in 2012. In addition to the ESP rates, customers will begin paying for power generation fuel costs from the period 20092011 that the Commission ordered AEP Ohio to defer for collection beginning in 2012. The company will collect the deferred costs over a seven-year period through a Phase-In Recovery Rider (PIRR). The PUCO approved this recovery on Aug. 2. A typical residential customer using 1,000 kWh per month would see a monthly PIRR cost of approximately $0.07 (0.1 percent) for customers in the CSP rate zone and $4.22 (3.7 percent) for customers in Ohio Power’s rate zone. A typical commercial (GS-2) customer using 10,000 kWh per month with a 30 kWh demand would see an increase of approximately $0.68 (0.1 percent) for customers in the CSP rate zone and $42.22 (4.1 percent) for customers in Ohio Power’s rate zone in 2012. Ohio Power rate zone customers experienced larger increases due to having a larger fuel deferral than CSP rate zone customers. The percentage increases also are factored on a total bill basis. The company expects the PUCO to approve the tariffs and the PIRR to commence with the first billing cycle in September. Customers are encouraged to go to www. aepohio.com to find energy efficiency ideas that will help to reduce their bills.

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Ohio House office aided legislative group
By JULIE CARR SMYTH AP Statehouse Correspondent COLUMBUS — Hundreds of emails were sent through an Ohio lawmaker’s office last year to arrange free meals and other perks for legislators from lobbyists at events sponsored by the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council, records show. The Ohio House scheduler was asked to arrange session dates around council events and obliged, raising questions about the council’s sway at the Statehouse. The Associated Press reviewed emails obtained by the Center for Media and Democracy that will be released as part of a new report Friday. The center is part of a coalition of liberal activist groups leading a national campaign to highlight ALEC’s operations and corporate ties, as well as controversial bills it has pushed, including voter identification and “stand your ground” gun legislation. Activists complain the council improperly influences the legislative process by allowing corporate leaders to draft legislation alongside legislators. Under Ohio law, state lawmakers can’t take gifts worth more than $75 — but happy hours, lavish dinners, concerts and sporting events at council conferences are largely exempt. For the period of the emails, those events included conferences in New Orleans By ERIC TUCKER and BEN NUCKOLS Associated Press and Phoenix and a Cincinnati Reds baseball game. State email records show mostly Republican state lawmakers attended the group’s conference in August 2011 in New Orleans, something Brian Rothenberg, executive director of the liberal policy group ProgressOhio, said shows it is not a bipartisan entity, like the National Conference of State Legislatures or the Council on State Governments. “Clearly, this is hardly bipartisan. It’s a very conservative effort to sit at the table with large corporations, provide model legislation on conservative objectives, and change the way Ohio laws work,” he said. As criticism has grown nationally, corporations such as Wal-Mart and Amazon have dropped their affiliation with the group. Activities for Ohio lawmakers were coordinated through GOP state Rep. John Adams of Sidney and his aide, Kara Joseph. Adams was the council’s legislative chairman in Ohio, and he and Joseph were dubbed, respectively, the council’s legislator and volunteer of the year. In emails, Joseph acted as liaison among council staff, Ohio lobbyists and lawmakers attending the conference — creating individual itineraries of lobbyist events for individual lawmakers. Those included a cigar night at “the Mount Rushmore of bars” hosted by Ohio lobbyist Sean Dunn’s firm and a dinner at ritzy Antoine’s hosted by the Ohio Petroleum Council and BP. Legislative Inspector General Tony Bledsoe issued guidance on state ethics laws in June to both lawmakers and lobbyists as a result of concern raised by advocates over council activity. He warned that for conference perks to be exempt from the $75 state limit, the host organization, in this case the council itself, must determine who is invited, extend the invitation and place the activity on the conference agenda. Emails show some lobbyists doing the direct planning of events. “Please do not schedule your bosses for any dinners while at ALEC in New Orleans, Joseph wrote to her Statehouse colleagues. “All dinners are being scheduled through me.” ALEC spokeswoman Kaitlyn Buss said it’s nothing unusual. “State legislators work with a number of organizations, and their activities influence scheduling of legislative activity in state capitols,” she said. “ALEC is no different from all these organizations.” Council conferences are considered “official business” for lawmakers because it’s recognized by the state as a legitimate policy group and the state pays lawmakers’ dues, Bledsoe said. In that way, it is similar to the National Conference of State Legislatures and the Council on State Governments, he said.

IT WAS NEWS THEN
One Year Ago • Delphos Parks Inc. recently made a $500 donation to Up to the Challenge, a local group that provides a non-competitive alternative to Special Olympics. Delphos Parks Inc. President Dan Grothouse and board member Barb Kline presented the check to Up to the Challenge founders Sherry Fetzer and Amy Hale during an event at the Delphos Municipal Swimming Pool. 25 Years Ago — 1987 • Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Bowersock of Delphos were among the thousands of people in attendance at the 48th American Convention of Meat Processors held this week at The Galt House Hotel, Louisville, Ky. Mr. Bowersock represented Delphos Food Locker of Delphos. • Carol J. Krietemeyer, M.D., has joined the staff at Westside Medical Center, Bowling Green. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Krietemeyer of Fort Jennings. Dr. Krietemeyer recently finished her residency training in family medicine at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Dayton. • Stacey Schroeder of Elida placed second in competition at the Ohio State Fair. She placed in the beginner military strut event for ages 16 to 20 in the “Blacktop west of Ameripark.” The High Point Award is given to the beginner twirler who obtains the highest point status at the conclusion of the competition. 50 Years Ago — 1962 • Jack Rozelle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Rozelle, will play in the All Ohio Boys Band at the Ohio State Fair this year. Rozelle, who will be a senior at Delphos Jefferson High School next years, plays the clarinet, and this is the third consecutive year he has been selected to appear in the All Ohio band. • Final arrangements are nearly complete for the annual picnic and homecoming Aug. 26 at Waterworks Park that is sponsored by the Delphos Volunteer Fire Department. The traditional chicken dinners will be served and the firemen also promise entertainment for every member of the family. An added feature this year will be the dunking machine. • Mrs. R. N. Stippich, a member of the Deklphos Green Thumb Garden Club, was presented Sweepstakes honors at the club’s annual flower show, “Jewels of Summer,” held Thursday in the cafeteria of the Franklin Street Elementary School. Shirack also won the Tri-Color award for the best arrangement in the show, and Mrs. William Wiesenberg received the Sweepstakes honors in the horticulture. 75 Years Ago — 1937 • A group of St. John’s students left Tuesday for Cleveland where they will attend the Catholic Student Mission Crusade Convention. Attending from Delphos are Mary Lindemann, Virginia Weger, Ann Steinle, Robert Lindemann, Jack Ockuly, Richard Weber and Junior Gladen. • Coombs are a step nearer the Recreational kittenball league championship as the result of their win over Star Café Monday night at Waterworks Park. The score was 4 to 0. Coombs scored their runs as follows: one in the first inning and three in the fourth inning. The Star team could not hit Adams and were held scoreless. • Final arrangements have been completed for the Delphos Civic Club dinner meeting which will be held Wednesday evening at the Beckman Hotel. The committee in charge of the dinner meeting is composed of Harold Remlinger, Harold Walterick, Arnold Dienstberger and T. G. Scherger.

Unemployment aid applications up by only 2,000
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits edged up slightly last week but remained at a level consistent with modest gains in hiring. Unemployment benefit applications rose by 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 366,000, the Labor Department said. The less volatile four-week average fell by 5,500 to 363,750. That was the lowest level since late March. Applications have trended lower in the past two months, indicating companies are laying off fewer workers and hiring is picking up. When applications fall consistently below 375,000, it generally suggests hiring is strong enough to lower the unemployment rate. “Claims so far in August have declined moderately compared to July, suggesting some improvement in the U.S. job environment. And that’s good news,” said Jennifer Lee, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets. The total number of people receiving some kind of unemployment assistance also fell, dipping to 5.68 million for the week ending July 28, 70,000 below the previous week. The decline in the number of people applying for weekly unemployment benefits has been one of several signs that the economy and hiring rebounded in July after falling into a spring slump. Employers added 163,000 jobs in July, the most since February. Job gains averaged only 73,000 jobs a month from April through June, not enough to keep up with a rising population. The unemployment rate blipped up to 8.3 percent, from 8.2 percent. Americans boosted their retail spending in July by the most in five months, according to the Commerce Department. That suggests some are more confidence in the economy. And factory output also rose in July for the second straight month, according to the Federal Reserve. A large jump in auto production drove the increase. Slower growth in consumer spending was the main reason growth slowed in the AprilJune quarter to an annual rate of 1.5 percent, down from 2 percent in the January-March quarter and 4.1 percent in the final three months of 2011. Most economists say stronger growth is necessary to create enough jobs to lower unemployment. The economy faces other challenges that may weigh further on growth. Europe’s financial crisis is expected to slow U.S. exports to that region, a direct strike against U.S. manufacturers. The 17 nations that use the euro saw their economies shrink, as a group, in the April-June quarter. The U.S. may drive off a “fiscal cliff” at the end of this year as well. That’s when a slate of tax cuts expire and big spending cuts are scheduled to kick in. If those changes aren’t altered or delayed, recession is a very real possibility.

Conservative, gay rights groups spar over shooting
WASHINGTON — As authorities revealed details about the Family Research Council shooting, the head of the influential conservative organization blamed the attack on “reckless rhetoric,” but then delivered his own politically-charged remark, saying critics gave the accused gunman “a license to shoot an unarmed man.” Tony Perkins’ comments Thursday fanned alreadyinflamed statements from both sides, tapped into deep divisions over abortion and gay marriage, and drew more finger-pointing. Meanwhile, the accused shooter, Floyd Lee Corkins II, was ordered held without bond on accusations he opened fire a day earlier inside the lobby of the council’s headquarters. Corkins, whose parents said he strongly supported gay rights, had a backpack full of Chickfil-A sandwiches and a box of ammunition when he said words to the effect of “I don’t like your politics” and shot a security guard, authorities
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Candidate praises VP pick Ryan as articulate thinker
WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney’s running mate, Paul Ryan, gets these glowing testimonials on the campaign trail: “An articulate spokesperson for Gov. Romney’s vision.” “A serious guy with serious ideas.” Those are the appraisals from none other than Barack Obama and Joe Biden. Not your typical partisan line of criticism. But unlike the Obama camp’s initially dismissive approach toward Sarah Palin in 2008, Ryan is being portrayed by the president’s team as the picture of gravitas. It’s all about building him up to better take him and Romney down. From the moment Romney picked Ryan as his vice presidential candidate, Obama’s campaign has redoubled its efforts to draw attention to the Republican budget plan that Ryan wrote and that the GOP majority in the House passed. In Ryan, Obama’s campaign team in Chicago concluded they had the perfect counterpoint to an election that had the makings of a referendum on the president’s handling of the lackluster economy. “They are playing on our turf right now,” Obama pollster Joel Benenson said Thursday. Obama’s team has focused particularly on the Ryan budget’s proposal to alter Medicare, seeking to create doubts and fears among older voters. Romney’s camp, anticipating the criticism, engaged in the debate head-on, launching a pre-emptive ad that takes issue with Obama’s health care plan and its reductions in Medicare spending “I’m sure they have convinced themselves that doing that helps them politically somehow,” Romney’s senior adviser, Kevin Madden, said. “But I think it’s an admission that Paul Ryan is the real deal when it comes to talking about ideas and issues.” “Team Obama clearly would rather run against Ryan/ Romney than Romney/Ryan,” adds political strategist Mark McKinnon, a top adviser in the campaigns of George W. Bush and John McCain. “They want to make the election a referendum on Ryan’s budget.” To be sure, in conservative circles Ryan is well-regarded as a lawmaker steeped in policy and budget data. And among colleagues from both parties he is seen as a smart, genial and forceful advocate of his positions. But Ryan, a youthful-looking, 42-year-old,

said. The guard was shot in the left arm but nonetheless managed to help take down the gunman, preventing what the police said could have been a deadly attack. It wasn’t immediately clear why Corkins, 28, had the chicken sandwiches. The Family Research Council has steadfastly supported the president of ChickFil-A and his staunch opposition to same-sex marriage, a stance that has placed the fast-food chain at the center of a hot-button national cultural debate. The organization strongly opposes gay marriage and abortion and says it advocates “faith, family and freedom in public policy and public opinion.” The conservative group maintains a powerful lobbying presence, testifying before Congress and reviewing legislation. While blaming Corkins for the shooting, Perkins also faulted the Southern Poverty Law Center, an Alabamabased civil rights organization that tracks and litigates against hate groups. The law center labeled the council a hate group in 2010 for what

it called the organization’s anti-gay stance. “Corkins was given a license to shoot an unarmed man by organizations like the Southern Poverty Law Center that have been reckless in labeling organization hate groups because they disagree with them on public policy,” Perkins said. Mark Potok, a senior fellow at the SPLC, called Perkins’ accusation “outrageous.” He said the council earned the designation for spreading false propaganda about the gay community, not for its opposition to same-sex marriage. “The FRC routinely pushes out demonizing claims that gay people are child molesters and worse — claims that are provably false,” he said in a statement. “It should stop the demonization and affirm the dignity of all people.” Corkins had recently been volunteering at a D.C. community center for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. He lived with his parents in Herndon, Va., and appearing in court Thursday with what looked to be a black or swollen eye, told a federal magistrate that he had only $300.

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seven-term representative from Wisconsin, is not well-known to the general public and ready to be defined by both camps. In raising Ryan’s stature, Obama and his campaign aides are choosing to legitimize him as an intellectual leader of the party’s conservative wing. They cast it as an affirmation of Romney’s true ideological position. What’s more, the announcement of a running mate usually conveys massive media attention to a presidential challenger, leaving the opposition momentarily in the dark. But Ryan’s selection allowed Obama to stay in the fray, reinforcing his argument that Romney would implement the Republican budget with its deep spending cuts and tax breaks for wealthier Americans. Obama aides point to headlines in Florida newspapers following Ryan’s selection that focus on how older Americans would be affected by Ryan’s plan to overhaul Medicare by creating vouchers, or payments in support of premiums, that would require future older generations to obtain their own health care plans. Independent analysts say seniors would likely have greater out-ofpocket costs.

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A gift that keeps on giving: At the movies . . The human-animal bond
BY DR. BONNIE JONES, DVM I recently experienced a reminder of why I love veterinary medicine so much. I returned from lunch one day and my receptionist approached me to ask if I would like to see “Sam” in his new cart. “Oh, yes, I would love to!” I replied. I had spoken with Sam’s owner, Brad, a few days prior and had inquired if he had received Sam’s “wheelchair” yet. Brad stated he had, and that Sam had taken right to it, even wagging his tail when he realized he was going to get in it. A feeling of pure joy welled up in me and I could feel a smile broaden on my face when I saw Sam sporting his new cart, rolling down the hallway. Sam is a Cocker Spaniel that has been diagnosed with spinal degeneration. The strength and coordination in his hind limbs has been gradually stolen by this disease, so much so that he has extreme difficulty rising and walking. Spinal degeneration in pets is like an automobile with flat tires. The car still runs, but you can’t drive it. Sam still interacts with his family;

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TODAY 1-4 p.m. — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. SATURDAY 9-11:30 a.m.— Delphos Project Recycle at Delphos Fuel and Wash. 9 a.m. to noon — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. St. Vincent DePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. John’s High School parking lot, is open. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Delphos Postal Museum is open. 12:15 p.m. — Testing of warning sirens by Delphos Fire and Rescue 1-3 p.m. — Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. SUNDAY 8-11:30 a.m. — Knights of Columbus benefit for St. John’s School at the hall, Elida Ave. 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. MONDAY 11:30 a.m. — The Green Thumb Garden Club will meet at the Delphos Public Library for luncheon and program. Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 7 p.m. — Washington Township Trustees meet at the township house. Delphos City Council meets at the Delphos Municipal Building, 608 N. Canal St. 7:30 p.m. — Jefferson Athletic Boosters meet at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. Spencerville village council meets at the mayor’s office. Delphos Eagles Auxiliary meets at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. TUESDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 1-3 p.m. — Delphos Area Visiting Nurses offer free blood pressure checks at Delphos Discount Drugs. 6 p.m. — Weight Watchers meets at Trinity United Methodist Church, 211 E. Third St. 7 p.m. — Delphos Area Art Guild (DAAG) meets in the second floor gallery of the Delphos Postal Museum of History at 339 N. Main St. Al-Anon Meeting for Friends and Families of Alcoholics at St. Rita’s Medical Center, 730 West Market Street, Behavioral Services Conference Room 5-G, 5th Floor 7:30 p.m. — Elida School Board meets at the high school office. Alcoholics Anonymous, First Presbyterian Church, 310 W. Second St. Fort Jennings Village Council meets at Fort Jennings Library. WEDNESDAY 9 a.m. - noon — Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St. Kalida.

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Sam it’s just difficult for him to get around. This dilemma led Brad to inquire about a cart during an office visit with my husband who assured Brad that this was indeed a great idea for Sam. Dr. Sara entered into the picture next as she assisted Brad with online selection and measurements for Sam’s customized cart. Brad is truly grateful for this help which seemed to be a stumbling block for his desire to give Sam what he really needed, the ability to ambulate comfortably again. Most important in this story is the outcome. Not only does Sam show renewed happiness and interest in life with his cool set of “wheels,” but also Brad has what I experienced, the delight of seeing his handicapped pet rejuvenated. What I haven’t shared with you is Sam in his golden period, approaching 15 years old. However, the human-animal bond has never been stronger, as this pet owner did not question what he needed to do to care for his beloved four-legged family member. The story of Lena Grace and Karen is another example of the human-animal bond that I adore. It has truly been my honor and privilege to care for this special needs Yorkie and “her person.” Yes, Lena Grace has her own “person.” I have been Lena Grace’s doctor since she was a puppy, and defying almost everyone’s odds, she recently cel-

Lena Grace ebrated her 6th birthday. Sadly for Lena, she was diagnosed early in life with a malformation of her spine at the base of her skull that, like Sam, is slowly stealing her ability to walk. Lena also lacks control of her urinations and bowel movements. Not only is Lena compromised by these limitations, she also has the real possibility that with one wrong head movement, her life may be tragically and abruptly ended. At just over 3 pounds, I am not certain there are carts tiny enough to suit her. However, she does not need a “wheelchair” because she has Karen, and her own selection of purses (that’s right…purses!) that she lives, sleeps and travels in for the majority of her days. Lena Grace’s favorite purse is her “ByeAmerican Mall Stadium 12 Bye Purse” which gets her excited when she 2830 W. Elm St. in Lima realizes she will be accompanying Karen on Saturday and Sunday a car ride. Lena’s purses are always meticuThe Expendables 2 (R) 1:50/4:50/7:30/10:10 lously maintained and comfortable. Because ParaNorman (PG) 1:10/7:10 she has other minor health issues requiring ParaNorman 3D (PG) 3:50/9:25 periodic blood testing, Lena is a frequent Sparkle (PG-13) 1:20/4:10/7:05/10:00 visitor in our hospital where she is adored and The Odd Life of Timothy Green (PG) 1:40/4:15/6:50/9:30 pampered in the fashion she has grown accustomed to in her home. The Bourne Legacy (PG-13) 1:00/1:30/4:05/4:407:10/7:4 Probably what drove home the depth of 0/9:55 Karen and Lena’s human-animal bond was The Campaign (R) 1:55/4:20/7:20/9:40 when Karen shared an epiphany she had Hope Springs (PG-13) 2:00/4:35/7:25/9:50 about Lena Grace. Karen was lamenting and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (PG) 1:25/3:55/6:45/ pondering why she didn’t have a “normal” 9:20 pet. Then it occurred to her that Lena Grace Total Recall (PG-13) 1:35/4:25/7:15 probably wished, too, that she could have a The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13) 1:05/4:30/7:55 “normal” pet’s life, complete with the ability 2016 Obama’s America (PG) 1:45/4:45/6:55/9:35 to get out of her purse to run, jump, and play. Ted (R) 10:05 The compassion and concern that Karen displays for Lena are admirable and exemplaEastgate Dollar Movies ry. When many people would have shuddered 2100 Harding Hwy. Lima at Lena’s diagnosis and prognosis, Karen Saturday and Sunday embraced it and always strives to give Lena The Watch (R) 1:10/3:10/5:10/7:30/9:30 the best of care and “a dog’s life,” complete Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (PG) with a selection of her own purses. Veterinarians are blessed on a daily basis 1:00/3:00/5:00/7:00/9:00 Men in Black III (PG-13) 1:00/3:10/5:15/7:20/9:25 with the gift of witnessing or being a part of The Hunger Games (PG) 1:00/4:15/7:15 the incredible human-animal bond. If you don’t have a pet, you truly are missing out on this fantastic phenomenon. Why not give a gift Shannon Theater to yourself…adopt a pet and experience this 119 S. Main St. in Bluffton blessing for yourself. You will never regret it. The Amazing Spiderman (PG-13) show times are every evening at 7 p.m. with 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday and Bonnie Jones, DVM, operates a mixed ani- Sunday matinees. mal practice in Delphos with her husband, Dr. The Watch (R) show times are every evening at 9:30 p.m. John H. Jones. Questions about pet care can be sent to: Dr. Jones, c/o The Delphos Herald, 405 N. Main St., Delhpos, OH 45833 or E-mailed to nspencer@delphosherald.com.

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LOCAL GOLF ROUNDUP
Cardinals edge Jays in MAC opener The New Bremen golf team edged St. John’s 168-173 in the opening Midwest Athletic Conference boys golf dual Thursday at Arrowhead Golf Course. Blue Jay senior Nick Kayser was the medalist with a 34 but Darin Bergman led the Cardinals with a 38 and Alex Britton added a 40, Tyler Hagen 44 and Travis Bertelsen 46. Senior Sean Flanagan was the next-lowest St. John’s scorer with a 42, followed by senior Craig Klausing with a 45 and classmate Aaron Miller’s 52. The Jays are in this morning’s Celina Invitational at Fox’s Den and visit Deerfield Wednesday to take on Parkway (4:30 p.m. tee-off). ---Kalida 2nd at Paulding Invitational DEFIANCE — Kalida’s boys golf team finished second to Wauseon 316-319 at Thursday’s 10-team Paulding Panther Golf Invitational at Auglaize Country Club. Kalida’s team was led by Austin Horstman’s 75, along with Zach Erhart’s 79, Neil Recker’s 80 and Brady Mathew’s 85. Wauseon’s Trevor Dominique was medalist with a 74. After the Wildcats were Bryan with 322, Wayne Trace 329, Swanton 348, Tinora 350, Delta 352, Liberty Center 365, Antwerp 389 and Paulding 400. Kalida’s is in today’s Celina Invitational at Fox’s Den and host Ottoville and

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Elida 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. ----Lancer girls shoot 432 at Defiance Invitational DEFIANCE — The Lincolnview girls golf team shot a 432 at the Defiance Invitational Thursday at Auglaize Country Club. Among some of the teams there were Sylvania Northview led with a 366, Shawnee shot a 376, Defiance 383, Celina 413 and Wapakoneta 419. No other stats or information was available.

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The Associated Press National League East Division W L Pct GB Washington 73 45 .619 — Atlanta 69 49 .585 4 New York 56 62 .475 17 Philadelphia 54 64 .458 19 Miami 53 66 .445 20 1/2 Central Division W L Pct GB Cincinnati 71 47 .602 — Pittsburgh 65 53 .551 6 St. Louis 64 54 .542 7 Milwaukee 53 64 .453 17 1/2 Chicago 46 70 .397 24 Houston 39 80 .328 32 1/2 West Division W L Pct GB Los Angeles 65 54 .546 — San Francisco 64 54 .542 1/2 Arizona 59 59 .500 5 1/2 San Diego 52 68 .433 13 1/2 Colorado 45 71 .388 18 1/2 ——— Thursday’s Results Pittsburgh 10, L.A. Dodgers 6 N.Y. Mets 8, Cincinnati 4 Atlanta 6, San Diego 0 Milwaukee 7, Philadelphia 4 Arizona 2, St. Louis 1 Colorado 5, Miami 3 Today’s Games N.Y. Mets (J.Santana 6-8) at Washington (Detwiler 6-5), 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 4-8) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 8-7), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Capuano 11-8) at Atlanta (Hanson 12-5), 7:35 p.m. Arizona (Miley 12-8) at Houston (Keuchel 1-4), 8:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Worley 6-7) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 11-8), 8:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Ja.McDonald 10-5) at St. Louis (Westbrook 12-8), 8:15 p.m. Miami (LeBlanc 1-2) at Colorado (Francis 4-4), 8:40 p.m. San Francisco (M.Cain 11-5) at San Diego (Ohlendorf 4-3), 10:05 p.m. Saturday’s Games Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 8-10) at Cincinnati (Cueto 15-6), 1:10 p.m., 1st game Pittsburgh (Bedard 7-12) at St. Louis (Lynn 13-5), 4:05 p.m. Arizona (Corbin 4-4) at Houston (Lyles 2-9), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Niese 9-6) at Washington (E.Jackson 7-7), 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Raley 0-2) at Cincinnati (Redmond 0-0), 7:10 p.m., 2nd game L.A. Dodgers (Harang 8-7) at Atlanta (Sheets 4-2), 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Hamels 13-6) at Milwaukee (Fiers 6-5), 7:10 p.m. Miami (Eovaldi 3-8) at Colorado (Chatwood 3-2), 8:10 p.m. San Francisco (Zito 9-8) at San Diego (Stults 3-2), 8:35 p.m. Sunday’s Games Chicago Cubs (Volstad 0-9) at Cincinnati (Latos 10-3), 1:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 9-9) at Atlanta (Minor 6-9), 1:35 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Hefner 2-4) at Washington (G.Gonzalez 15-6), 1:35 p.m. Arizona (I.Kennedy 10-10) at Houston (Galarraga 0-3), 2:05 p.m. Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 5-9) at Milwaukee (Wolf 3-9), 2:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Karstens 4-3) at St. Louis (J.Garcia 3-4), 2:15 p.m. Miami (Jo.Johnson 7-9) at Colorado (D.Pomeranz 1-7), 3:10 p.m. San Francisco (Vogelsong 10-6) at San Diego (Richard 9-12), 4:05 p.m. ---American League East Division W L Pct GB New York 70 48 .593 — Baltimore 64 54 .542 6 Tampa Bay 64 54 .542 6 Boston 58 61 .487 12 1/2 Toronto 55 63 .466 15 Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 65 52 .556 — Detroit 63 55 .534 2 1/2 Cleveland 54 64 .458 11 1/2 Kansas City 51 66 .436 14 Minnesota 50 67 .427 15 West Division W L Pct GB Texas 68 49 .581 — Oakland 62 55 .530 6 Los Angeles 62 57 .521 7 Seattle 55 64 .462 14 ——— Thursday’s Results Texas 10, N.Y. Yankees 6 Boston 6, Baltimore 3 Chicago White Sox 7, Toronto 2 Oakland 3, Kansas City 0 Tampa Bay 7, L.A. Angels 0 Today’s Games Baltimore (Tom.Hunter 4-7) at Detroit (Verlander 12-7), 7:05 p.m. Boston (F.Morales 3-3) at N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 11-10), 7:05 p.m. Texas (Darvish 12-8) at Toronto (Happ 1-1), 7:07 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Sale 14-3) at Kansas City (Mendoza 6-8), 8:10 p.m. Cleveland (McAllister 5-4) at Oakland (Milone 9-9), 10:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Shields 10-7) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 15-2), 10:05 p.m. Minnesota (Blackburn 4-8) at Seattle (Iwakuma 3-3), 10:10 p.m. Saturday’s Games Texas (Dempster 1-1) at Toronto (Villanueva 6-2), 1:07 p.m. Boston (Lester 6-10) at N.Y. Yankees (Phelps 3-3), 4:05 p.m. Baltimore (S.Johnson 1-0) at Detroit (Porcello 9-7), 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Peavy 9-8) at Kansas City (B.Chen 8-10), 7:10 p.m. Cleveland (Kluber 0-1) at Oakland (B.Colon 9-9), 9:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Cobb 7-8) at L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 9-9), 9:05 p.m. Minnesota (Diamond 10-5) at Seattle (Vargas 13-8), 9:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Baltimore (W.Chen 11-7) at Detroit (A.Sanchez 1-3), 1:05 p.m. Texas (M.Harrison 13-7) at Toronto (H.Alvarez 7-10), 1:07 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Quintana 5-2) at Kansas City (Guthrie 2-3), 2:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (M.Moore 9-7) at L.A. Angels (Greinke 1-1), 3:35 p.m. Cleveland (Masterson 9-10) at Oakland (J.Parker 7-7), 4:05 p.m. Minnesota (Deduno 4-0) at Seattle (Beavan 7-7), 4:10 p.m. Boston (Beckett 5-10) at N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 11-8), 8:05 p.m.

Meyer has re-energized Buckeyes after down year
By RUSTY MILLER The Associated Press COLUMBUS — On the day he was introduced as Ohio State’s 24th head coach last November, Urban Meyer outlined a relatively simple list of expectations for his players, his staff and himself. “I want a bunch of coaches that coach like their hair’s on fire and I want a football team that goes four to six seconds of relentless effort,” he said. “You do that, you have a chance to win in every game you play.” Meyer, winner of two national championships at Florida, returned from a 1-year coaching hiatus as an ESPN analyst to take over an Ohio State program mired in NCAA sanctions and beaten down by a year of negative headlines. So far, he’s injected some fresh thinking, a new offensive philosophy and renewed intensity into a program which had been consistently good in a decade under Jim Tressel before he was bumped off his pedestal for covering up a scheme involving several top players trading memorabilia for tattoos and money. Among several other NCAA penalties, the Buckeyes are banned from waiting for the NCAA to hand down the penalties that came just before the Buckeyes lost to Meyer’s former employer, Florida, in the Gator Bowl. “There was a lot of (NCAA and disciplinary) stuff going on last year. You can’t really point out what it was,” cornerback Bradley Roby said. “There was so much stuff going on, I feel like it really affected everybody.” Meyer has told his players to forget 2011 and concentrate on turning around the program. But he doesn’t have three multi-year starters on the offensive line, the top running back and best linebacker from a team whose seven losses were the most for an Ohio State team since 1897. He has, though, instilled a lot of energy and optimism. “Expectations always are high,” said the focal point of Meyer’s vaunted spread attack, second-year quarterback Braxton Miller. “When I was in high school looking at Ohio State, I was like, ‘Man, they aren’t ever going to lose. They’re always going to be good.’ That’s the expectations of the fans.” Miller and the new offense are a radical change from the days of Tressel, who once famously called the punt “the most important play in foot-

going to a bowl after this season. So, with Meyer preaching he wants an “angry” team, they’ve taken it to heart by vowing to run the table and obliterate all the bad publicity from a year of suspensions, violations and sanctions. “Our goal’s to go 12-0,” running back Carlos Hyde said. “Even though we can’t go to a bowl game, we still have to play. So we’re just going to get out there and have a chip on our shoulders since we can’t go to a bowl game — to let the world know who the Buckeyes are this year.” Meyer took over an Ohio State team coming off a dreadful 6-7 season that included a 4-game losing skid entering this season. Luke Fickell, the interim coach then, was retained as a defensive cocoordinator. The attitude was bad, someone was suspended for a violation almost every week and it seemed everyone was

ball.” Meyer would prefer not to punt at all. His Buckeyes will play uptempo, throw the ball a lot to a lot of different receivers and should prevent fans from leaving their seats for a bathroom break for fear they’ll miss a 70-yard pass play — or maybe a turnover. Jordan Hall would have been the H-back in the offense, the guy around whom most plays revolve. But he’s out for the first couple of games after cutting a tendon while walking barefoot outside his apartment this summer. In his stead, Hyde, freshman Bri’onte Dunn (who sidestepped legal problems this summer) and Rod Smith also figure to be playmakers. Much depends on wideouts Evan Spencer, Verlon Reed, Devin Smith, Michael Thomas and converted tight end Jake Stoneburner. If one or more of them proves to be a threat to take a short pass the distance, it’ll make things considerably easier on Miller. The line needs rebuilding, with first-year players dotting the 2-deep. On defense, the brutes up front will be a strength, with Meyer gushing about the play of John Simon, Johnathan Hankins, Garrett Goebel and — when he returns from

NFL PRE-SEASON
The Associated Press AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF New England 1 0 0 1.000 7 Buffalo 0 1 0 .000 6 Miami 0 1 0 .000 7 N.Y. Jets 0 1 0 .000 6 South W L T Pct PF Houston 1 0 0 1.000 26 Indianapolis 1 0 0 1.000 38 Jacksonville 1 0 0 1.000 32 Tennessee 0 1 0 .000 17 North W L T Pct PF Cincinnati 2 0 0 1.000 41 Cleveland 2 0 0 1.000 54 Baltimore 1 0 0 1.000 31 Pittsburgh 0 1 0 .000 23 West W L T Pct PF Denver 1 0 0 1.000 31 Kansas City 1 0 0 1.000 27 San Diego 1 0 0 1.000 21 Oakland 0 1 0 .000 0 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF Dallas 1 0 0 1.000 3 Philadelphia 1 0 0 1.000 24 Washington 1 0 0 1.000 7 N.Y. Giants 0 1 0 .000 31 South W L T Pct PF Tampa Bay 1 0 0 1.000 20 New Orleans 1 1 0 .500 23 Carolina 0 1 0 .000 13 Atlanta 0 2 0 .000 36 PA 6 7 20 17 PA 13 3 31 27 PA 25 27 17 24 PA 3 17 13 3 PA 0 23 6 32 PA 7 17 26 55 North L T Chicago 1 0 Detroit 1 0 Minnesota 1 0 Green Bay 2 0 West W L T San Francisco 1 0 0 Seattle 1 0 0 St. Louis 0 1 0 Arizona 0 2 0 W 0 0 0 0 ——— Thursday’s Results Cleveland 35, Green Bay 10 Cincinnati 24, Atlanta 19 Today’s Games Tennessee at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Buffalo at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Jacksonville at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Detroit at Baltimore, 8 p.m. Miami at Carolina, 8 p.m. Oakland at Arizona, 10 p.m. Saturday’s Games N.Y. Giants at N.Y. Jets, 7 p.m. San Francisco at Houston, 8 p.m. Kansas City at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Washington at Chicago, 8 p.m. Dallas at San Diego, 9 p.m. Seattle at Denver, 9 p.m. Sunday’s Game Indianapolis at Pittsburgh, 8 p.m. Monday’s Game Philadelphia at New England, 8 p.m. Pct .000 .000 .000 .000 Pct 1.000 1.000 .000 .000 PF 3 17 6 23 PF 17 27 3 27 PA 31 19 17 56 PA 6 17 38 44

MLB CAPSULES
The Associated Press National League PITTSBURGH — Garrett Jones hit two 3-run homers, A.J. Burnett became the first Pirates pitcher with 15 wins in 13 years and Pittsburgh avoided a 4-game sweep with a 10-6 victory over Los Angeles on Thursday. Jones had a career-high six RBIs — homering in the first and fifth innings, the second his 20th this season — and Pedro Alvarez homered, his 22nd, for the Pirates. Clint Barmes had three RBIs. The Dodgers had a 4-game winning streak snapped. James Loney and Hanley Ramirez homered for Los Angeles. Joe Blanton (8-11) fell to 0-2 since being acquired in a trade from Philadelphia. He gave up eight runs, seven hits and a season-high four walks in 4 1/3 innings. Burnett (15-4) allowed six runs, seven hits, a walk and two hit batters and struck out seven. METS 8, REDS 4 CINCINNATI — Rookie Matt Harvey drove in one more run than he allowed in the longest outing of his short major-league career and New York snapped Cincinnati’s 5-game winning streak. Harvey (2-3), who had lost three straight starts after winning in his debut, allowed one run and four hits in 7 2/3 innings. He struck out eight, walked one and hit a batter. Harvey doubled in two runs in New York’s 3-run fourth inning. Ike Davis and Jason Bay hit solo home runs for the Mets, who capitalized on three errors and avoided a 3-game sweep. Jon Rauch came on in relief of struggling closer Frank Francisco and struck out pinch-hitter Wilson Valdez to end the game for his third save. Francisco allowed three runs and four hits and got only two outs in his second straight rough outing. Homer Bailey (10-8) allowed eight hits and six runs, four earned, with three walks, a wild pitch and six strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings. BRAVES 6, PADRES 0 ATLANTA — Chipper Jones homered twice on a night when a big crowd turned out to get his bobblehead and Atlanta won its 15th straight game with Kris Medlen as a starter. Seizing the moment before a weeknight turnout of 33,157 — more than the previous two nights combined — Jones hit a 2-run homer in the first, then added a towering solo shot over the wall in center field in the fifth. For the 40-year-old Jones, who is retiring after this season, it was his first multi-homer game in more than three years and gave him 12 in what is turning out to be quite a farewell season, raising his team-leading average to .315. He came out of the dugout for a curtain call after both drives, the second of which was his 2,700th career hit. Jason Heyward also homered for the Braves. Medlen (4-1) threw the first complete game of his career, allowing five hits and not walking anyone. Jason Marquis (6-7) allowed six runs and eight hits in 4 2/3 innings. BREWERS 7, PHILLIES 4 MILWAUKEE — Corey Hart’s grand slam with two outs in the eighth inning led Milwaukee and prevented Philadelphia’s Cliff Lee from getting a rare win. Livan Hernandez (4-1) pitched a scoreless eighth for the victory. Jim Henderson recorded the final two outs for his third save, getting Erik Kratz to ground out with the bases loaded to end the game. Lee allowed two solo home runs by Ryan Chamberlain. Reliever Tanner Scheppers (1-0) won his first big-league decision. RED SOX 6, ORIOLES 3 BALTIMORE — Clay Buchholz shook off a rocky start to earn his 11th win, Dustin Pedroia singled in the tie-breaking run in the sixth inning and Boston beat Baltimore to avoid a 3-game sweep. Adrian Gonzalez had two RBIs and Cody Ross chipped in with three hits for Boston. The Red Sox took a 6-3 lead with a 3-run sixth against Luis Ayala (4-4). After giving up three runs and six hits over the first two innings, Buchholz (11-3) kept the Orioles at bay and the Red Sox rebounded from a 3-1 deficit. He allowed three runs, eight hits and three walks in eight innings and struck out seven. Alfredo Aceves worked a perfect ninth for his 24th save. Mark Reynolds homered and Adam Jones had two RBIs for the Orioles. WHITE SOX 7, BLUE JAYS 2 TORONTO — Alex Rios hit a 3-run homer against his former team and Francisco Liriano earned his first victory as the Chicago White Sox topped Toronto. Tyler Flowers, Dayan Viciedo, Alexei Ramirez and Dewayne Wise all hit solo home runs as the White Sox matched a season high by going deep five times, helping the White Sox win their first series in Toronto since 2006. Viciedo and Flowers hit consecutive long balls in the fifth inning. Liriano (4-10) allowed two runs and three hits in 6 1/3 innings to win for the first time since July 6 at Texas, while pitching for Minnesota. The left-hander, who walked one and struck out six, was traded to Chicago on July 28. Aaron Laffey (3-4) allowed three runs and three hits in six innings to lose for the third time in four starts. ATHLETICS 3, ROYALS 0 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Coco Crisp and Yoenis Cespedes homered and Dan Straily earned his first major-league victory in Oakland’s win over Kansas City. Crisp’s drive hit high off a green wall beyond the fence and caromed back onto the field. It was first ruled a double but after A’s manager Bob Melvin disputed the call, umpires viewed replays and changed it to a home run. Straily (1-0) held the Royals to three singles over 6 1/3 innings in his third start. Straily, who walked two and struck out two, pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the second inning. Grant Balfour worked a perfect ninth to earn his ninth save in 11 opportunities. Luke Hochevar (7-11) gave up three runs and four hits in 7-plus innings. RAYS 7, ANGELS 0 ANAHEIM, Calif. — David Price pitched 3-hit ball over seven innings for his AL-leading 16th victory and Tampa Bay got home runs from Evan Longoria, B.J. Upton and Ben Zobrist in a win over the Los Angeles Angels. Burke Badenhop and Wade Davis each worked one inning in the Rays’ third straight shutout against the Angels. Los Angeles has gone 32 consecutive innings without scoring against a staff that leads the AL in ERA, opponents’ batting average and strikeouts. The left-handed Price (16-4) struck out eight, walked two and lowered his ERA to 2.39, third in the AL, allowing only two runners to reach third base. Dan Haren (8-10) threw 61 pitches in 3 1/3 innings and gave up five runs and seven hits, including Zobrist’s 13th homer and Upton’s 14th.

Braun and a solo homer by Aramis Ramirez. With two outs in the eighth and no runners on, Lee got Rickie Weeks to ground to third but Kevin Frandsen made an errant throw for a 2-base error. Josh Lindblom (2-3) replaced Lee and intentionally walked Braun; Ramirez walked to load the bases. Hart hit a 2-2 pitch just over the wall in right. Lee struck out 12 and was in line for only his third win in 22 starts. The left-hander pitched 7 2/3 innings, giving up five hits without a walk. ROCKIES 5, MARLINS 3 DENVER — Michael Cuddyer homered and DJ LeMahieu had two hits for streaking Colorado. Eric Young Jr. and Josh Rutledge had a hit and an RBI apiece for the Rockies, who won their fourth straight game. Adam Ottavino (4-1) picked up the win in relief of starter Alex White and Rafael Betancourt tossed a perfect ninth for his 22nd save. Ricky Nolasco (9-12) pitched his first complete game of the season and seventh overall, allowing five runs and nine hits, striking out seven and walking one in eight innings. Carlos Lee and Giancarlo Stanton both homered for the Marlins. DIAMONDBACKS 2, CARDINALS 1 ST. LOUIS — Paul Goldschmidt and Chris Young homered on consecutive pitches from closer Jason Motte with one out in the ninth inning for Arizona. With St. Louis ahead 1-0 on Allen Craig’s RBI single in the fifth, Motte (4-4) struck out Miguel Montero leading off the ninth. Goldschmidt drove a pitch to center for his 18th home run of the season. Young sent the next pitch over the wall in left for his 12th. David Hernandez (2-2) pitched a perfect eighth and J.J. Putz finished with a 1-2-3 ninth for his 14th consecutive save and 23rd in 27 chances overall. In a game that started 1 hour, 25 minutes late because of rain, Arizona’s Trevor Cahill allowed one run and five hits in six innings with four strikeouts and one walk. The Cardinals’ Kyle Lohse gave up four hits and three walks in 6 2/3 innings, striking out five. American League NEW YORK — Craig Gentry, starting for the first time in two weeks, hit a 2-out, 2-run single in the seventh inning that put Texas ahead in a 10-6 victory over New York on Thursday. Adrian Beltre had three RBIs while Josh Hamilton doubled twice and scored three times for the Rangers, who avoided a 4-game sweep in a matchup of AL division leaders and broke an 8-game losing streak at Yankee Stadium. Ichiro Suzuki got three hits for the Yankees, who had won 7-of 8. The Yankees rallied for a 5-4 lead before the Rangers came back with three runs in the seventh. David Murphy hit a tying RBI double off Boone Logan (4-1) and, after an intentional walk that loaded the bases, Gentry lined a tie-breaking single up the middle off Joba

NFL CAPSULES
The Associated Press GREEN BAY, Wis. — Rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden showed improvement in his second preseason game, avoiding major mistakes as the Cleveland Browns beat the Green Bay Packers 35-10 at Lambeau Field on Thursday night. Aaron Rodgers looked sharp in limited action but backup quarterback Graham Harrell was shaky for the Packers. Weeden, a first-round pick out of Oklahoma State who already has been chosen the Browns’ starter, played the first half and was 12-of-20 for 118 yards. Browns kicker Phil Dawson hit three field goals, including a pair from 50-plus yards. Dawson missed a 56-yarder just before halftime for Cleveland (No. 30 in the AP Pro32). Rodgers threw a 20-yard touchdown to Jordy Nelson on his first series for the Packers (No. 1). The reigning NFL MVP stayed in for two more series, completing 6-of-11 passes for 59 yards. He also had a 21-yard scramble and took a hard hit on another rushing attempt. Bengals 24, Falcons 19 ATLANTA — Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and the Falcons’ Matt Ryan each directed a pair

of scoring drives before Cincinnati’s reserves held on. In a matchup of teams that lost in the wild-card round of the playoffs last season, Cincinnati (No. 14 in the AP Pro32) had the deeper roster. The secondand third-string players for Atlanta (No. 13) struggled in the second half for the second straight week. Ryan, who completed his first 11 attempts, finished 18-of-21 for 174 yards and one touchdown, a 2-yard screen to reserve fullback Lousaka Polite in the second quarter. Spreading out the offense and connecting with nine receivers, Ryan completed passes of at least 20 yards to Roddy White, Tony Gonzalez, Julio Jones and Michael Palmer. Dalton was 8-of-14 for 125 yards and one TD, a 50-yard pass that star receiver A.J. Green caught while running past cornerback Asante Samuel down the right sideline.

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Is prison a new church-state option
including the so-called “morning-after pills.” Some religious institutions qualify for a oneyear grace period before they must follow the policy or pay steep fines. The key is that the HHS mandate recognizes the conscience rights of an employer only if it’s a nonprofit that has the “inculcation of religious values as its purpose,” primarily employs “persons who share its religious tenets” and primarily “serves persons who share its religious tenets.” Critics say this means the White House is protecting mere “freedom of worship,” not the “free exercise of religion” found in the First Amendment. “Consider Blessed Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity reaching out to the poorest of the poor without regard for their religious affiliation,” said Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori, in a sermon during the American bishops’ Fortnight For Freedom campaign. “The church seeks to affirm the dignity of those we serve not because they are Catholic but because we are Catholic. The faith we profess, including its moral teachings, impels us to reach out -- just as Jesus did -- to those in need.” Meanwhile, American bishops and other religious leaders will need to weigh their options, seeking ways to follow their convictions to as high a degree as possible under the HHS regulations. That was the subject addressed in the conservative Catholic journal “Voices” by Julianne Loesch Wiley, a veteran activist who has worked with a variety of causes, including the United Farm Workers, the Pax (Peace) Center and “Prolifers for Survival,” which opposed abortion and the nuclear arms race. These sobering options include: -- Obey the mandate, while continuing to fight it. Wiley quipped: “I doubt that the American Cancer Society would pay to subsidize monthly cartons of Marlboros for their employees, EVEN UNDER PROTEST.” -- Stop offering insurance and pay the resulting fines. This would require many ministries to be scaled back or eliminated, while giving the government church funds to provide the very services Catholicism considers immoral. This is another name for “collaboration and submission.” -- Avoid the conflict by shutting down, selling off or secularizing church-related hospitals, schools and charities that the government does not consider “religious employers” and, thus, worthy of conscience exemptions. This amounts to “preemptive surrender,” noted Wiley, and gives the state “effective control of all

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By Terry Mattingly No one was surprised when the future leader of the Archdiocese of Glasgow opposed Scotland’s plans to legalize same-sex marriage. But Archbishop-designate Philip Tartaglia raised eyebrows with his prediction of dire consequences if he kept defending Catholic teachings on marriage and sex after the legislation went into effect. “I could see myself going to jail possibly at some point over the next 15 years, if God spares me, if I speak out,” the 61-year-old bishop told STV News. The key, Tartaglia said later, is that the government could start punishing believers who try to publicly defend, or even follow, ancient doctrines that clash with the new state-mandated doctrines. “I am deeply concerned that today, defending the traditional meaning of marriage is almost considered ‘hate speech’ and branded intolerant,” he told the Catholic News Agency. Traditionalists in America face similar discussions on another issue, depending on what happens in courts. Aug. 1 was the start date for the Health and Human Services mandate requiring most religious institutions to offer health-insurance plans that cover sterilizations and all FDA-approved forms of contraception,

human services, caring professions and charities.” -- Refuse to cooperate, refuse to pay government fines and await “overt, forcible political repression.” In other words, prepare for some religious leaders and their supporters to go to prison. Wiley argued that this is the only “tactically sound,” “logically sound” and “morally sound” response. If this means jail time, then that is a consequence believers in other eras have willingly accepted, Wiley concluded. “Rejoice and be glad,” she said. “Historically, prison has always been an excellent pulpit and a school of saints.” It’s hard to imagine an American standoff reaching that stage, said Wiley via email, when asked to look ahead. If deprived of protection by U.S. courts, it’s likely some Catholic institutions will compromise and, thus, will cut church ties. Others will lose their state licenses to operate or will be “broken on the wheel” of financial penalties and further strict regulations. But no matter what happens, history teaches that something “faithfully Catholic” will survive. “The smallest living thing,” she said, “is more powerful than the most powerful dying thing.”

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A.C.T.S. NEW TESTAMENT FELLOWSHIP Rev. Linda Wannemacher-Pastor Jaye Wannemacher -Worship Leader Contact: 419-695-3566 Sunday - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study with worship @ ACTS Chapel-8277 German Rd., Delphos Thursday - 7:00 p.m. “For Such A Time As This” All & Non Denominational Tri-County Community Intercessory Prayer Meeting @ Presbyterian Church (Basement), 310 W. 2nd St. Delphos - Everyone Welcome. DELPHOS BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Terry McKissack 302 N Main, Delphos Contact: 419-692-0061 or 419-302-6423 Sunday - 10:00 a.m. Sunday School (All Ages) , 11:00 a.m. Sunday Service, 6:00 p.m Sunday Evening Service Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study, Youth Study Nursery available for all services. FIRST UNITED PRESBYTERIAN 310 W. Second St. 419-692-5737 Pastor Harry Tolhurst Sunday: 11:00 Worship Service - Everyone Welcome Communion first Sunday of

every month. Communion at Van Crest Health Care Center - First Sunday of each month at 2:30 p.m., Nursing Home and assisted living. ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH 422 North Pierce St., Delphos Phone 419-695-2616 Rev. Angela Khabeb Saturday-8:00 a.m. Prayer Breakfast Sunday-9:00 a.m. Worship Service; 12:00 P.M. Hall in use Monday: 5:30 p.m. Hall in use Wednesday -9:00 a.m. Sewing Day; 7:00 p.m. Worship Service Thursday-3:30 p.m. Suppers on Us at Trinity UMC; 7:00 p.m. Council Meeting Saturday - 8:00 a.m. Prayer Breakfast Sunday - 9:00 a.m. Worship Service FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD “Where Jesus is Healing Hurting Hearts!” 808 Metbliss Ave., Delphos One block so. of Stadium Park. 419-692-6741 Lead Pastor - Dan Eaton Sunday - 10:30 a.m. - “Celebration of Worship” with Kids Church & Nursery provided.; 6:00 p.m. Youth Ministry at The ROC Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Discipleship in The Upper Level For more info see our website: www.delphosfirstassemblyofgod. com. DELPHOS CHRISTIAN UNION Pastor: Rev. Gary Fish 470 S. Franklin St., (419) 692-9940 9:30 Sunday School 10:30 Sunday morning service. Youth ministry every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. Children’s ministry every third Saturday from 11 to 1:30. ST. PAUL’S UNITED METHODIST 335 S. Main St. Delphos Pastor - Rev. David Howell Sunday 9:00 a.m. Worship Service DELPHOS WESLEYAN CHURCH 11720 Delphos Southworth Rd. Delphos - Phone 419-695-1723 Pastor Rodney Shade 937-397-4459 Asst. Pastor Pamela King 419-204-5469 Sunday - 10:30 a.m. Worship; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School for all ages. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Service and prayer meeting. TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 211 E. Third St., Delphos Rev. David Howell, Pastor Sunday - 8:15 a.m. Worship Service; 9:15 a.m. Seekers Sunday School class meets in parlor; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service; 11:30 a.m. Radio Worship on WDOH Mon.: 7:00 p.m. Wprsjo[ Commitee’ September Newsletter Deadline Thurs. - 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Suppers on Us MARION BAPTIST CHURCH 2998 Defiance Trail, Delphos Pastor Jay Lobach 419-339-6319 Services: Sunday - 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 331 E. Second St., Delphos 419-695-4050 Rev. Mel Verhoff, Pastor Rev. Chris Bohnsack, Associate Pastor Fred Lisk and Dave Ricker, Deacons Mary Beth Will, Liturgical Coordinator; Mrs. Trina Shultz, Pastoral Associate; Mel Rode, Parish Council President; Lynn Bockey, Music Director Celebration of the Sacraments Eucharist – Lord’s Day Observance; Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 7:30, 9:15, 11:30 a.m.; Weekdays as announced on Sunday bulletin. Baptism – Celebrated first Sunday of month at 1:00 p.m. Call rectory to schedule Pre-Baptismal instructions. Reconciliation – Tuesday and Friday 7:30-7:50 a.m.; Saturday 3:30-4:00 p.m. Anytime by request. Matrimony – Arrangements

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Wednesday - 7 p.m. Prayer Meeting. Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8-noon, 1-4- p.m. ZION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Corner of Zion Church & Conant Rd., Elida Pastors: Mark and D.J. Fuerstenau Sunday - Service - 9:00 a.m. PIKE MENNONITE CHURCH 3995 McBride Rd., Elida Phone 419-339-3961 LIGHTHOUSE CHURCH OF GOD Elida - Ph. 222-8054 Rev. Larry Ayers, Pastor Service schedule: Sunday– 10 a.m. School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 6 p.m. Sunday evening. FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH 4750 East Road, Elida Pastor - Brian McManus Sunday – 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship, nursery available. Wednesday – 6:30 p.m. Youth Prayer, Bible Study; 7:00 p.m. Adult Prayer and Bible Study; 8:00 p.m. - Choir. GOMER UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 7350 Gomer Road, Gomer, Ohio 419-642-2681 gomererucc@bright.net Rev. Brian Knoderer Sunday – 10:30 a.m. Worship

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

TRINITY FRIENDS CHURCH 605 N. Franklin St., Van Wert 45891 Ph: (419) 238-2788 Sr. Pastor Stephen Savage Outreach Pastor Neil Hammons Sunday - Worship services at 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Wednesday-Ministries at 7:00 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 13887 Jennings Rd., Van Wert Ph. 419-238-0333 Children’s Storyline: 419-238-2201 Email: fbaptvw@bright.net Pastor Steven A. Robinson Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages; 10:30 a.m. Family Worship Hour; 6:30 p.m. Evening Bible Hour. Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. Word of Life Student Ministries; 6:45 p.m. AWANA; 7:00 p.m. Prayer and Bible Study. MANDALE CHURCH OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Rev. Don Rogers, Pastor Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School all ages. 10:30 a.m. Worship Services; 7:00 p.m Worship. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Prayer meeting. PENTECOSTAL WAY CHURCH Pastors: Bill Watson Rev. Ronald Defore 1213 Leeson Ave., Van Wert 45891 Phone (419) 238-5813 Head Usher: Ted Kelly 10:00 a.m. - Sunday School 11:10 a.m. - Worship 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. - Wednesday Morning Bible Class 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. - Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m. - Wed. Night Bible Study. Thursday - Choir Rehearsal Anchored in Jesus Prayer Line - (419) 238-4427 or (419) 232-4379. Emergency - (419) 993-5855

ST. MICHAEL CHURCH Kalida Fr. Mark Hoying Saturday – 4:30 p.m. Mass. Sunday – 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. Masses. Weekdays: Masses on Mon., Tues., Wed. and Friday at 8:00 am; Thurs. 7:30 p.m.

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ST. PATRICK’S CHURCH 500 S. Canal, Spencerville 419-647-6202 Saturday 4:30 p.m. Reconciliation; 5 p.m. Mass, May 1 - Oct. 30. Sunday - 10:30 a.m. Mass. SPENCERVILLE FULL GOSPEL 107 Broadway St., Spencerville Pastor Charles Muter Home Ph. 419-657-6019 Sunday: Morning Services 10:00 a.m. Evening Services - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Worship service. SPENCERVILLE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 317 West North St. 419-296-2561 Pastor Tom Shobe 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship; 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Service TRINITY UNITED METHODIST Corner of Fourth & Main, Spencerville Phone 419-647-5321 Rev. Jan Johnson, Pastor Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship service. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Spencerville Rev. Ron Shifley, Pastor Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Church School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. AGAPE FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES 9250 Armstrong Road, Spencerville Pastors Phil & Deb Lee Sunday - 10:00 a.m. Worship service. Wed. - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study HARTFORD CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Independent Fundamental) Rt. 81 and Defiance Trial Rt. 2, Box 11550 Spencerville 45887 Rev. Robert King, Pastor Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service; 7:00 p.m. Evening worship and Teens Alive (grades 7-12). Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Bible service. Tuesday & Thursday– 7- 9 p.m. Have you ever wanted to preach the “Word of God?” This is your time to do it. Come share your love of Christ with us.

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BREAKTHROUGH 101 N. Adams St., Middle Point Pastor Scott & Karen Fleming Sunday – Church Service - 10 a.m, 6 p.m. Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. 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.

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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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Many doctors use 100 degrees F as a convenient cutoff for where fever begins. But it can be different for each person. There are other causes of a high temperature, too, including heat stroke or a drug reaction. So your question is a good one, and here’s the answer: The idea of one “normal” body temperature doesn’t really hold up in actual practice. And having a body temperature of 97.9, as you do, is perfectly normal.

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Stepmom allows rotting garbage
Dear Annie: I have been cannot perform, a woman a stepmom for seven years. will think them less of a My husband’s youngest is man. There are treatments for impotence, and if this is 22 and still lives with us. “Cara” is a hoarder. Her the problem, he can speak to room is full of rotting gar- his doctor. We suggest you bage, soda cans with fruit be careful not to turn your flies coming out of them and encounters into sexually half-eaten food left on piles charged events, which may of dirty clothes on the floor. make him feel obligated to There are dishes in there that take things further. Let him I haven’t seen in years. I’ve know that you love him as offered to help her clean up, he is, without any additional but she doesn’t want help. expectation. Dear Annie: I would She likes her room the way like to respond to it is. “Tired of Getting Cara has a partBad Haircuts.” I time job and her have tried every own car. We’ve trick you suggestasked her to pay ed, but for every rent, but have good haircut, I get yet to see any 50 bad ones. money. She obviI’m always speously doesn’t help cific about what I around the house. want and go out of She has few friends my way to comand mostly sits in municate. Yet I’ve her room all day doing nothing. Annie’s Mailbox had dozens of uneven haircuts, Frankly, I want Cara out of here. I think bad color jobs, stylists who my husband needs to handle chat on the phone while cutthis, but he won’t. He refus- ting, and haircuts that look es to kick her to the curb nothing like the one on and says to just keep her the person whose hair you bedroom door closed. This liked so you got their stylis causing many arguments. ist’s name. I’ve also been I cannot tolerate the thought subjected to stylists talking of bugs infesting the rest about their sex lives, their of the house. The weather exes and their drug habits. I is hot, and I can smell her tried one stylist three times, stinking room. I’ve consid- and on the fourth trip, she ered cleaning it myself, but said, “You are so picky, I’d I know it will cause a huge like to strangle you.” I never fight. What can I do? I’m went back. There is only so much at my wits’ end. -- Wicked a client can do. “Tired” hit Stepmom Dear Stepmom: People the nail on the head. Maybe who hoard are emotionally some stylists out there will attached to their “collec- see themselves and try to do tion,” even if it includes old better. -- Also Tired of Bad food and dirty dishes. These Haircuts Annie’s Mailbox is writthings make Cara feel safe. Unfortunately, if her hoard- ten by Kathy Mitchell and ing isn’t addressed, it is like- Marcy Sugar, longtime edily to get much worse, not to tors of the Ann Landers mention the health hazard it column. Please email your questions to anniesmailpresents. Cara needs professional box@comcast.net, or write help, and the sooner her to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o father realizes it the better Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd for everyone. He isn’t help- Street, Hermosa Beach, CA ing his daughter by allow- 90254. ing this to continue. The International ObsessiveCompulsive Foundation has information on hoarding, as well as referrals. Please contact them at ocfoundation. org/hoarding. Dear Annie: I recently met up with an old acquaintance and have fallen head over heels in love with him. We are both single and in our 50s. I believe he loves me, but I suspect he is impotent and too proud to admit it. I don’t ask any questions, and it makes no difference to me. I love him no matter what. My heart breaks for him. My question is: Can a man still feel love in his heart even though he cannot perform in bed? -- No Name, No State Dear No Name: Of course, but for many men, the ability to show love is tied to the intimacy of sex. Some also feel that if they

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Tomorrow’s Horoscope
SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 2012 Fortuitous alterations regarding your luck are indicated for the year ahead. Even though you might not have been able to move through necessary channels in the past, the time is approaching when doors will start to open for you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Avoid making any promises or relying on the vows of others. It’s much smarter to stand on your own two feet and let everybody else do the same. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- A supportive attitude could do wonders in promoting goodwill and cooperation between you and someone whose help you need. You won’t be able to get until you’re willing to give. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Treating the problems of your colleagues indifferently will draw similar treatment from others. Conversely, a caring attitude will do wonders. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -Humility is one of the best tools you can use for making a good impression on others. Tooting your own horn or exaggerating, however, will produce just the opposite. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23Dec. 21) -- Instead of making up an excuse when things are going wrong for another, try to find a kind way to help the person out. Later, you won’t have to worry about what you said to whom. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Be generous to others, but be careful not to carry it too far. If you do, you could make a promise that you truly can’t afford, and get yourself in a whole lot of trouble. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- In order to appease you, someone might make you a promise that you’ll take to heart but he or she won’t be able to keep. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -There’s a good chance that something you’ve been counting on won’t come through. If it’s just the timing that’s off, you’ll still get what’s promised, but it’ll come later. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -Don’t waste your time joining a social clique that contains people who make you feel uncomfortable. Hang out with pals who welcome you and put you at ease. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You’re asking for disappointment if your hopes and expectations are totally unreasonable. Operate within parameters that are practical and achievable. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Don’t be indifferent or careless, hoping everything will fall into place all on its own. Attention to detail will be extremely important in helping you make the right choices. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- It behooves you to pay attention to any clever idea that you and/or an associate come up with. It might not be perfect, but there could be enough there to work with.
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By KAY JOHNSON and AMIR SHAH Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan — A newly recruited Afghan village policeman opened fire on his American allies today, killing two U.S. service members minutes after they handed him his official weapon in an inauguration ceremony. It was the latest in a disturbing string of attacks by Afghan security forces on the international troops training them. Later today, an Afghan soldier turned his gun on foreign troops in another part of the country and wounded two of them, a spokesman for the NATO coalition said. The attacks in the country’s far west and south brought to seven the number of times that a member of the Afghan security forces — or someone wearing their uniform — has opened fire on international forces in the past two weeks. Such assaults by allies, virtually unheard of just a few years ago, have recently escalated, killing at least 36 foreign troops so far this year. They also raise questions about the strategy to train Afghan national police and soldiers to take over security and fight insurgents after most foreign troops leave the country by the end of 2014. The NATO-led coalition has said such attacks are anomalies stemming from personal disputes, but the supreme leader of the Taliban boasted on Thursday night that the insurgents are infiltrating the quickly expanding Afghan forces. today’s deadly attacker in the far western province of Farah was identified as Mohammad Ismail, a man in his 30s who had joined the Afghan Local Police just five days ago. He opened fire during an inauguration ceremony attended by American and Afghan forces in the Kinisk village, the Farah provincial police chief Agha Noor Kemtoz said. “As soon as they gave the weapon to Ismail to begin training, suddenly he took the gun and opened fire toward the U.S. soldiers,” Kemtoz said. Ismail was shot and killed as the coalition and Afghan forces returned fire, the police chief said. A spokesman for the international coalition force, Jamie Graybeal, confirmed that two American service members were killed today by a member of the Afghan Local Police. The ALP is different from the national police and represents a village defense force under the Ministry of Interior that is being trained by international forces, including U.S. special forces. Graybeal gave no other details on the Farah attack other than confirming the shooter had been killed. Kemtoz, the police chief, said the attack took place about 8 a.m., after the U.S. forces arrived in the village to train the local police. He said one Afghan National Police officer was also seriously wounded in the shooting. Later today, an Afghan army soldier fired on coalition troops in the southern province of Kandahar. Two of the international troops were wounded but none was killed in that shooting,

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Mom seeks heart transplant for son Fake followers newest ploy, accusation in politics
By MATT MOORE and KEVIN BEGOS Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania woman whose autistic adult son was not recommended for a heart transplant said she wants to bring more attention to the decisionmaking process so that those with ailments or disabilities are not passed over without careful consideration. Karen Corby said Thursday that her son, Paul, now 23, was denied a heart transplant from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania last summer over what it said were concerns about his “psychiatric issues” and “autism,” among other factors. One expert on medical ethics said it’s legitimate for the mother to raise the point, but there’s an even bigger one, too. “The thing to keep in mind is if more of us would sign donor cards, there would be less pressure to reject anybody. It’s the huge shortage of hearts that really drives this problem,” said Arthur Caplan, head of the Division of Medical Ethics at New York University’s Langone Medical Center. Paul Corby was recommended for the procedure because he was born with left ventricular noncompaction, a congenital disorder that left part of his heart less able to pump blood through his body. He was diagnosed with the ailment in 2008. He was referred to Penn Medicine in 2011 to discuss a transplant. In a letter, dated June 13, 2011, Dr. Susan Brozena wrote: “I have recommended against transplant given his psychiatric issues, autism, the complexity of the process, multiple procedures and the unknown and unpredictable effect of steroids on behavior.” His mother said she was taken aback by the decision and noted that her son, who is diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder, was upset by the decision, but optimistic that a transplant could come. “He just needs a fighting chance and the same rights to medical care as others his age,” she said in a statement. “Autism is not a terminal disease and we cannot allow it to become one.” Mindful of a similar incident in Philadelphia where a New Jersey family’s daughter was denied a kidney transplant because of mental disabilities — a decision that went viral online — Corby began her own online petition. “There has been a huge outpouring of support from Autism groups all over the country,” she said in an email to The Associated Press, noting that the number of signers has jumped from 1,500 in April to just more than 13,000 on Thursday. “I would not have found the strength to continue fighting had it not been for them.” In a statement, the University of Pennsylvania Health System said it cannot discuss its’ patients’ cases but noted that “when individuals are referred for transplant consideration at Penn or any other certified transplant center, all aspects of their medical status would be reviewed.” “This includes the current health status and post-transplant prognosis of the recipient, the impact of other existing health problems on the success of the surgery itself and over the longer term, as well as the potential interaction between a patient’s existing drug therapies and the drugs that would be necessary to stop transplant rejection,” read the statement from spokeswoman Susan Phillips. “Our criteria for listing an individual for transplant are regularly reviewed in comparison with national standards, but we always encourage patients to seek another opinion.” Caplan said it’s appropriate to have a public discussion about the issue, since organs are donated by the general public. But he also said that autism is something that any institution would “absolutely” take into account in deciding eligibility. By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Forget ballot box irregularities. There’s a virtual dust-up under way over how Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney amassed more than 100,000 new Twitter followers in just one weekend. It may seem trivial, but not to social networking junkies or campaigns mindful of the need to project a digital image of popularity and power. An analysis by the technology firm Barracuda Labs found most of the Twitter users who followed Romney over that July weekend were probably fake, although it’s impossible to know who’s behind the spike: Romney’s campaign, a supporter or an opponent. Romney went from 673,000 to 814,000 followers during that time, though that number has since risen to more than 861,000. President Barack Obama has more than 18 million followers. Zac Moffatt, the Romney campaign’s digital director, said the campaign did not purchase the followers and the number is not something they care about. “If winning were about having the most Twitter followers, Obama would get blown up by Lady Gaga and Justin By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press Bieber,” Moffatt said. “It’s whether people are retweeting or sharing. That is what is of value to us.” Retweeting is passing someone else’s message on to the people who follow you on Twitter. Brian Frederick, a professor of political science at Massachusetts’ Bridgewater State University, said some lesser-known candidates might see a benefit from bulked-up followers if it means reporters and activists take them more seriously. It’s a way for a candidate to create an illusion of popularity. But Wendy Schiller, a political science professor at Brown University, said there are no upsides and many downsides for any campaign that fakes its following because voters don’t really care about the numbers. “They do care if you’re a fraud. They do care if you’re lying about who supports you,” Schiller said. “Why risk your credibility as a politician by engaging in that?” Social media can be key in motivating campaign supporters, although experts say quality is more important than quantity. About 80 people work in the Romney campaign’s digital department, a large portion of them on social media, Moffatt said. The Obama camspeculation right now that it could possibly be the father. We want to get a taste of the relationship of the people who lived here ... were there problems here?” VanDerLinden and the other driver, 45-year-old Juan Nelson, Jr., of Portage, Ind., were killed in the predawn crash on Interstate 94 near Michigan City, not far from the Michigan state line, said John Sullivan, the coroner in LaPorte County, Ind. Indiana State Police say VanDerLinden had just left a highway rest area and was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of the freeway when he collided with Nelson’s car, engulfing both in flames. The crash closed two westbound lanes of I-94 for several hours. Police in the semi-rural Van Buren Township, about 25 miles west of Detroit, were asked by Indiana authorities to notify VanDerLinden’s family about the crash. But when officers arrived about 8 a.m. no one answered the door at the two-story home with an attached garage and a children’s swing set in the spacious backyard. Neighbors told authorities that seemed odd. “She was a stay-at-home mom and the kids are out from school. This time of morning there should be somebody here,” Laurain

Graybeal said. He added that the soldier was shot and died later today of his wounds. So far in 2012, there have been 29 attacks reported on foreign troops by Afghans they are training, compared to 11 attacks in 2011, according to an Associated Press count, and five attacks in each of the previous two years. Seven such attacks have come in the past two weeks alone, with six American troops killed last today in two separate shootings in Helmand province in the south and another American killed a few days previously on a U.S. base in Paktia province in the east. The trend raises questions about potential resentment by Afghans after more than a decade of international presence since the American-led intervention to oust the Taliban regime from power for harboring the al-Qaida terrorist leadership after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in the U.S. The insider attacks also renew concern that insurgents may be infiltrating the Afghan army and police, despite intensified screening.

Police seeking crash notification find 3 dead
VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Officers tasked with the grim job of notifying a woman about the death of her husband stumbled onto a grisly crime scene Thursday when no one responded at the suburban Detroit home, which had been left unlocked. Inside, the woman and the couple’s two young children were found dead in separate bedrooms. Investigators were probing whether the man killed his family then committed suicide by driving the wrong way on an interstate highway in neighboring Indiana, instantly killing a stranger too as he slammed into the man’s car. Police agencies in Michigan and Indiana spent the day trying to connect the dots. Authorities said they hadn’t turned up any suicide notes from Michael VanDerLinden, 39, who was killed in the fiery crash some 200 miles from the home where his family members were found dead. “We have no other leads to push us to any other suspects. It’s one of those puzzles you have to put together,” said Gregory Laurain, the police captain in Van Buren Township, Mich. “There is a lot of

paign said social media allow the campaign to communicate directly with voters without a filter but would not say how many of its staffers are directly engaged in it. Zach Green is chief executive of 140elect, a Twitterspecific political consulting service, and runs 2012twit. com, which keeps Twitter statistics on the Obama and Romney campaigns. While Obama has more followers and tweets more frequently than Romney, Green’s statistics show Romney’s tweets are more widely shared. It’s easy and inexpensive to purchase followers on Twitter. Websites advertise 10,000 Twitter followers for as little as $52. Twitter prohibits the use of such services, as does Facebook, which also prohibits providing false personal information and creating more than one personal account. But a fake name and an email address are enough to get around those prohibitions. Facebook estimates nearly 4 percent of its 950 million users are not actual people. Similar statistics for Twitter are unavailable because it is privately held. Similar questions about fake followers swirled around Newt Gingrich, who last year denied reports he paid for any of his 1.3 million Twitter followers. said. Officers went back to the house and found one of the doors unlocked. Inside they found the bodies of the two boys — identified by neighbors as 7-year-old Julien and 4-year-old Matthew — in beds in their own rooms. Their mother’s body was found in her bedroom. “There were no signs of forced entry. No signs of robbery,” Laurain said. Public records showed VanDerLinden coowned the house with his wife, 34-year-old Linda VanDerLinden. Officials weren’t confirming the identities of the bodies in the house. Laurain said a possible murder weapon was recovered, but he would not say how they were killed. Autopsies were scheduled for Friday. Laurain said officials would go over the ripped and burned wreckage from the Indiana crash “to make sure nothing is there ... no type of notes.” Computers, answering devices and other items were taken from the home Thursday. Officers had not previously responded to the home on any reports of domestic violence, but firefighters were called out in November after Michael VanDerLinden took some type of pills in an apparent suicide attempt, Laurain said.

To fight West Nile, Dallas launches aerial defense
By SARAH KUTA Associated Press DALLAS — The last time Dallas used aerial spraying to curb the mosquito population, Texas’ Lyndon Johnson was in the White House, Mission Control in Houston was launching Gemini missions and encephalitis was blamed for more than a dozen deaths. But for the first time in more than 45 years, Dallas County has launched an aerial assault on the flying pests. Aircraft took off at 10 p.m. Thursday to spray insecticide over the county’s northeastern quadrant to combat the nation’s worst outbreak of West Nile virus. That outbreak has killed 10 people and caused at least 230 others to fall ill. “I cannot have any more deaths on my conscience because we did not take action,” Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said. Although commonplace in other major cities, the efforts are provoking a debate in the Dallas area between health officials trying to quell disease risk and people concerned about insecticidal mist drifting down from above. Nearly half of all West Nile cases in the United States so far this year are in Texas, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If the trend continues, 2012 will be the worst West Nile year in state history. The hot, dry weather across the nation’s midsection has created ideal conditions for some species of

“I cannot have any more deaths on my conscience because we did not take action,”
— Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings mosquito. The heat speeds up their life cycle, which accelerates the virus replication process. And during a drought, standing water can quickly turn stagnant when it’s not flushed away by rain or runoff. In a coincidence Thursday, a Texas jury further south in DeWitt County awarded nearly $1 million to a Union Pacific employee who says he contracted West Nile virus while on the job after Hurricane Ike in 2008. Attorney Michael Sheppard said railroad worker Billy Nami, 62, lost more than half his cognitive function after being infected. Both the mayor and Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins have declared a state of emergency and voiced their support for an aerial defense. Yet even with the threat of infection, the spraying has sparked widespread opposition from people who fear the chemicals could be harmful. “It’s something new there that has not been used in quite a number of years,” said Dr. Roger Nasci of the CDC, explaining the public’s worries. “Anything novel comes with that unknown factor.”

Because of the severity of the outbreak, the Texas Health Department is stepping in to oversee the effort and to pay for it. “This year is totally different from the experience Texas has had in the past,” state Health Commissioner Dr. David Lakey said. “If it’s nuisance mosquitoes, we ask the city or county to pay part of that. But in the midst of this disease outbreak, it’s easier for us to go ahead and do it.” A national spraying company called Clarke was set to deploy two to five Beechcraft King Air twin-engine planes late Thursday night for three hours of spraying. One county-wide application costs about $1 million. A second application is possible if the first attempt does not kill enough mosquitoes. Critics have also questioned whether the approach is scientifically proven to reduce West Nile cases. But at least one study in California concluded that the odds of infection are about six times lower in treated areas than those that are untreated. Still, some residents fear the chemicals could harm their children, pets and useful insects such as honeybees and ladybugs. The chemical released from the planes, synthetic pyrethroid, mimics a naturally occurring substance found in chrysanthemums. The Environmental Protection Agency has said that pyrethroids do not pose a significant risk to wildlife or the environment, though no pesticide is 100 percent safe.

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Answers to Thursday’s questions: Legendary rock musician John Lennon has an international airport that bears his name. Liverpool Airport in Liverpool, England, the city of Lennon’s birth, was officially renamed Liverpool John Lennon Airport in 2002. Alexander Hamilton, born on the Island of Nevis in the West Indies, is the only person prominently pictured on U.S. currency who wasn’t born in the continental U.S. Today’s questions: What was the chief use of dilithium crystals in TV’s Star Trek series?

What popular children’s book features characters named Augustus Gloop, Violet Beauregarde and Veruca Salt? Answers in Saturday’s Herald. Today’s words: Grimalkin: a female cat Veriloquent: speaking truthfully The Outstanding National Debt as of 8 a.m. today was $15, 951,037,973,722. The estimated population of the United States is 313,334,325, so each citizen’s share of this debt is $50,907. The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $3.89 billion per day since Sept. 28, 2007.

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