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The Ottoville Local Schools Board of Education has changed the date of its October meeting. The board will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday instead of Wednesday.


Biden, Ryan at each other on everything
By DAVID ESPO and MATTHEW DALY The Associated Press old Wisconsin congressman on a stage at Centre College in Kentucky. Nearly 90 minutes after the initial disagreement over foreign policy, the two men were still at it, clashing sharply over rival approaches to reducing federal deficits. “The president likes to say he has a plan,” said Ryan, a seven-term congressman. But in fact “he gave a speech” and never backed it up with details. Biden conceded Republicans indeed had a plan. But he said that if enacted it would have “eviscerated all the things the middle class care about,” including cutting health care programs and education. As Biden and Ryan well knew, last week’s presidential debate has fueled a Republican comeback in opinion polls. Republicans and Democrats alike have said in recent days the presidential race now approximates the competitive situation in place before the two political conventions. Obama and Romney are generally separated by a point or two in national public opinion polls and in several battleground states, while the president holds a slender lead in Ohio and Wisconsin. With Democrats eager for Biden to show the spark the president lacked, he did so. He supplemented his criticism by periodically smiling mockingly, wagging his finger and raising his arms in mock disbelief as his rival spoke. Ryan, sitting on the national debate stage for the first time, settled on a smirk for parts of the debate. He sipped water and cleared his throat through many of Biden’s answers. Unprompted, Biden brought up the video in which Romney had said 47 percent of Americans pay no federal income tax, view themselves as victims and do not take responsibility for their own lives. “It’s about time they take responsibility” instead of signing pledges to avoid raising taxes, Biden said — of Romney, Ryan and the Republicans. Ryan was ready with a response. “This is a man who gave 30 percent of his income to charity, more than the two of us combined,” he said of the man at the top of the Republican ticket. “Mitt Romney’s a good man. He cares about 100 percent of Americans in this country. And with respect to that quote, I think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don’t come out of your mouth the right way.” The serial disagreements started immediately after the smiles and handshakes of the opening. Ryan said in the debate’s opening moments that U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens had been denied sufficient security by administration officials. Stevens died in a terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11.

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Delphos, Ohio “Not a single thing he said is accurate,” Biden shot back. Both the president and Romney campaigned in battleground states during the day before ceding the spotlight to their political partners for the evening. “I thought Joe Biden was terrific tonight. I could not be prouder of him,” Obama told reporters after watching the debate aboard Air Force One. Likewise, Romney called Ryan and congratulated him on his performance, a campaign spokesman said. Obama and Romney hold their next debate on Tuesday in Hempstead, N.Y, then meet again on Oct. 22 in Boca Raton, Fla. In Kentucky, Biden and Ryan seemed ready for a showdown from their opening moments on stage, and neither seemed willing to let the other have the final word. They interrupted each other repeatedly — and moderator See VP DEBATE, page 2

DANVILLE, Ky. — At odds early and often, Joe Biden and Republican Paul Ryan squabbled over the economy, taxes, Medicare and more Thursday night in a contentious, interruptionfilled debate. “That is a bunch of malarkey,” the vice president retorted after a particularly tough Ryan attack on the administration’s foreign policy. Optimists holding P, P “I know you’re under a lot and K of duress to make up for lost The Delphos Optimists ground, but I think people are holding their annual Punt, would be better served if we Pass and Kick competition don’t interrupt each other,” Ryan later scolded his rival, from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at referring to Democratic presStadium Park Field. There sure on Biden to make up are five divisions: with for President Barack Obama’s 8/9/10-year-olds going from 1-2 p.m. and 11/12-year-olds listless performance in last week’s debate with Mitt 2-3 p.m.; age is determined Romney. as of the end of 2012. There was nothing listless It is open to all; each this time as the 69-year-old participant will get 2 punts, Biden sat next to the 42-year 2 passes and 2 kicks and the score will be the collection of the best tries. Participants must wear tennis shoes (no cleats, football shoes or turf shoes); there is no cost. Record-holders: 8 years: Gaige Rassman - 196-8. 2005; 9: Craig Carder - 2261, 2002; 10: Curtis Laudick - 285-1, 1998; 11: Kyle Rode - 312-10, 1998; and 12: Rode - 307-7, 1999. For more info, contact Todd Menke at (419) 979-9554. NWC CC Meet Saturday The Northwest Conference Cross Country Meet will begin 10 a.m. Saturday in Columbus Grove. The high school boys race kicks it off, followed by high school girls (app. 10:30 a.m.); junior high boys (11); junior high girls (11:30); and awards (12:30 p.m.). The Columbus Grove boys will be seeking their third straight NWC title, while the Corn crops in Northwest Spencerville girls are hopthis year’s drought. ing to make it six in a row. The races will start BY STEPHANIE GROVES and finish in the ity of Clymer Stadium in Columbus Grove. During this past growing season, Northwest Ohio TODAY counties have endured some Football extreme weather, leading to NWC (7:30 p.m.): lower crop yields of apples Jefferson at Perry, 7 p.m. and corn. The late spring (non-league); Spencerville frost in April, which killed at Crestview; Paulding at or stunted the flower buds on Columbus Grove; Bluffton apple trees during their peak at Lima Central Catholic; bloom, and the drought conditions led to decreased crop Ada at Allen East. output and smaller fruit. MAC (7:30 p.m.): Corn crops were highVersailles at St. John’s; ly affected by the drought Marion Local at Coldwater; throughout the summer Anna at New Bremen; months. The early fall freeze Fort Recovery at Minster; Parkway at St. Henry. WBL (7:30 p.m.): Bath at Elida; Van Wert at Wapak; Defiance at Shawnee; Celina at Kenton; OttawaGlandorf at St. Marys. Boys Soccer: Ottoville at New Knoxville, 5 p.m. Boys Golf: State at OSU/Sunbury, 9 a.m.


Extreme weather stunts crop production

Ohio were highly affected by has stagnated soybean production. Abundant localized rain has postponed taking off soybeans and in turn, the planting of winter wheat. In Van Wert County, apple, corn, soybean and wheat crops have all been adversely affected by the weather. “Some fruit tree growers anticipated the extreme weather and used thinning practices to aid in the production of higher quality apples,” Van Wert County Extension Educator Curtis Young explained. “Corn production was dependent on soil mois-

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ture content, therefore, very ed in Van Wert and Putnam dry soils yielded 20 bushels County offering fun activities or less and moisture-rich soils for the whole family. Kernel yielded 100-120 bushels. In Cooper’s Corn Maze at 9867 addition, soybeans survived Mendon Road in Van Wert the drought well and pro- County presents a Titanic duced excellent crops. The theme and runs through Nov. second planting of soybeans, 3. For more information, prior to the earlier freeze, visit were very green but have In Putnam County, Suter’s since stopped progression. Corn Maze, located at 12200 Those crops have yielded Pandora Road, is open 1-7 respectable pods and good p.m. Saturdays and Sundays bean production.” until the first weekend in Winter wheat planting is November. It’s also open delayed due to later soybean Monday through Friday for takeoffs and the weather. school groups. Likewise, in Putnam For more information, County, the double crop of visit soybeans were nipped by the early freeze and their growth has slowed. Corn crops also varied with high to low yields. “Depending on moisture content and soil composition, various locations within the county and within each field produced differing quantities of corn,” Putnam County Extension Educator Jim Hoorman reported. “The late spring frost and drought were big factors in the counties’ lower apple yields, which is a decrease of 30-40 percent from the average harvest.” Autumn agritourism has not been affected by the extreme weather. The Apple Festival at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds is proceeding as usual and runs 11a.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 19 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. Wet autumn weather 20. In addition, there are a has pushed back soybean number of corn mazes locat- harvests.

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Partly cloudy Saturday morning, then mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers in the afternoon and showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Warmer. Highs in the upper 60s. Lows in the lower 60s. See page 2.


Van Wert hospital helping smokers make a FreshStart
Information submitted VAN WERT — As the official sponsor of birthdays, the American Cancer Society encourages smokers to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking. According to an American Cancer Society report, smokers who quit can expect to live up to 10 years longer than those who continue to smoke. Quitting is hard but smokers can increase their chances of success with help. The ACS’s Freshstart program is designed to help participants stop smoking by providing them with all of the essential information and strategies needed to direct their own efforts at stopping. The program focuses on an active pragmatic approach to quitting smoking through active participation and group support. The program will be held

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’ll cost another penny to mail a letter next year. The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service said Thursday that it will raise postage rates on Jan. 27, including a 1-cent increase in the cost of first-class mail to 46 cents. It also will introduce a new global “forever” stamp, allowing customers to mail first-class letters anywhere in the world for one set price of $1.10. The mail agency also will increase rates on its shipping services, such as priority mail, by an average of 4 percent. While the price for the first ounce of a first-class letter will rise to 46 cents, the cost for each additional ounce will remain at the current 20 cents. Other price increases: — Postcards will go up one penny to 33 cents. — Priority mail, small box, $5.80; medium box, $12.35; large box, $16.85. — Priority mail, regular envelope, $5.60; legal envelope, $5.75; padded envelope, $5.95. — Delivery confirmation will be free on packages, including priority mail and parcel post, rather than being an extra charge. The Postal Service, an independent agency of government, does not receive tax money for its day-to-day operation but is subject to congressional control.


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Sondra Ambrister from The Ritz in Lima educated many ladies at the Delphos Curves on Wednesday about the importance of breast health and all the various items available for not only breast cancer survivors but all ladies. Curves hosted the event in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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from 9-10:30 a.m. Oct. 20 and will run for 4 weeks, ending Nov. 10 at Van Wert County Hospital in Conference Room A, 1250 S. Washington St., Van Wert. Research shows that much of the risk of premature death from smoking could be prevented by quitting. Smokers who quit, regardless of age, live longer than people who continue to smoke. Smokers who quit reduce their risk of lung cancer – 10 years after quitting, the lung cancer death rate is about half that of a continuing smoker’s. Quitting also lowers the risk for other major diseases including heart disease and stroke. Participants are encouraged to apply what they learn in Freshstart to other aspects of their lives. Interested individuals may register for this free series by calling 419.238.2390, ext. 345.

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CDC: Meningitis outbreak growing, 14 people dead
The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Federal health officials have tracked down 12,000 of the roughly 14,000 people who may have received contaminated steroid shots in the nation’s growing meningitis outbreak, warning Thursday that patients will need to keep watch for symptoms of the deadly infection for months. “We know that we are not out of the woods yet,” Dr. J. Todd Weber of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said as the death toll reached 14. Of the 170 people sickened in the outbreak, all but one have a rare fungal form of meningitis after receiving suspect steroid shots for back pain, the CDC said. The other case is an ankle infection discovered in Michigan; steroid shots also can be given to treat aching knees, shoulders or other joints. Fungus has been found in at least 50 vials of an injectable steroid medication made at a specialty compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts, investigators said. Health authorities haven’t yet said how they think the medication was contaminated, but they have ruled out other suspects — other products used in administering the shots — and the focus continues to be on that pharmacy, the New England Compounding Center. Compounding pharmacies traditionally supply products that aren’t commercially available, unlike the steroid at issue in the outbreak. And Dr. Madeleine Biondolillo of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health said it appears

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“This organization chose to apparently violate the licensing requirements under which they were allowed to operate.”
– Dr. Madeleine Biondolillo of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health the company violated state law governing those pharmacies, which aren’t supposed to do large-scale production like a drug manufacturer. Instead, they’re supposed to produce medication for patient-specific prescriptions, she said. “This organization chose to apparently violate the licensing requirements under which they were allowed to operate,” she told reporters Thursday. Company officials weren’t immediately available to comment Thursday but earlier this week declined comment except to say they were cooperating with the investigation. Idaho becomes the 11th state to report at least one illness. The others are Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia. Last month, after illnesses began coming to light, the company recalled three lots of the steroid medicine — known as preservative-free methylpredni-

solone acetate— that were made in May, June and August. The recall involved about 17,700 single-dose vials of the steroid sent to clinics in 23 states. It’s not known if all or just some of the vials were contaminated, or how many doses were administered for back pain or for other reasons. Those given joint injections are not believed to be at risk for fungal meningitis, which is an inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord. A back injection would put any contaminant in more direct contact with that lining. Symptoms of meningitis include severe headache, nausea, dizziness and fever. The CDC said many of the cases have been mild, and some people had strokes. Symptoms have been appearing between one and four weeks after patients got the shots, but CDC officials on Thursday warned at least one illness occurred 42 days after a shot. The fungus is difficult to grow in lab analyses, and health officials on Thursday issued an unusual piece of advice to doctors: If a patient who got the injection starts to develop meningitis symptoms, he or she should be treated, even if testing is negative for the fungus. The fungus behind the outbreaks was initially identified as Aspergillus, but as more testing of patients has been completed, it’s become clear that another fungus — a kind of black mold called Exserohilum — is the primary cause. As of Wednesday, CDC’s fungal disease laboratory confirmed Exserohilum in 10 people with meningitis and Aspergillus in just one.

Police investigate three-vehicle crash

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One vehicle remains in the roadway on State Route 66 in front of Jefferson High School this morning after a threecar accident reported shortly before 8 a.m. According to an officer at the scene, no one was transported for medical treatment. No further information was available at press time.

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Martha Raddatz of ABC as well. With Democrats eager for Biden to show the spark the president lacked, he did so. Ryan focused on dreary economic statistics — 23 million are struggling to work, he said, and 15 percent of the country is living in poverty. “This is not what a real recovery looks like.” Medicare was a flashpoint, as well. Ryan said Obama’s health care plan had diverted $716 billion from the program for seniors and created a new board that could deny care to patients who need it. Democrats “haven’t put a credible solution on the table,” he said. “They’ll tell you about vouchers. They’ll say all these things to try to scare people.” Biden quickly said that Ryan had authored not one but two proposals in which seniors would be given government payments that might not cover the entirety of their care. Otherwise, he said, the Romney-Ryan approach wouldn’t achieve the savings they claimed. Unlike Obama, Biden had no qualms about launching a personal attack on Romney. After Ryan argued that Romney’s plan would pay for reduced tax rates by eliminating tax loopholes for the wealthy, Biden noted that on a recent interview on CBS’ “60 Minutes,” Romney defended the 14 percent tax rate he pays on his $20 million income as fair, even though it’s a lower rate than some lower income taxpayers pay. “You think these guys are going to go out there and cut those loopholes?” Biden asked, addressing the national TV audience, his tone of voice indicating he did not. But Ryan said he and Romney believe “taking 28 percent of families’ and businesses’ income is enough.” “What we’re saying is lower tax rates across the board and close loopholes primarily on the higher income people,” Ryan said. He said that instead of specifying what loopholes and other tax breaks would be eliminated, Romney preferred to lay out broad principles in hopes of reaching a bipartisan agreement. Across 90 minutes, the two men agreed precisely once. That was when Ryan, referring to the war in Afghanistan, said the calendar was the same each year. Biden agreed to that, but not to his rival’s underlying point, which was that it was a mistake for Obama to have announced a date for the withdrawal of the remainder

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of the U.S. combat troops. The fiercest clash over foreign policy came in the debate’s opening moments, when Ryan cited events across the Middle East as well as Stevens’ death in Libya as evidence that the administration’s foreign policy was unraveling. The Republican also said the administration had failed to give Stevens the same level of protection as the U.S. ambassador in Paris receives. Biden rebutted by saying that the budget that Ryan authored as chairman of the House Budget Committee had cut the administration’s funding request for diplomatic security by $300 million. On the nation’s economy, both men were asked directly when his side could reduce unemployment to 6 percent from the current 7.8 percent. Both men sidestepped. Biden repeated the president’s contention that the nation is moving in the right direction, while Ryan stated the Republican view that economic struggle persists even though Democrats had control of both houses of Congress during the first two years of Obama’s term. “Where are the 5 million green jobs” we were told would be created? Ryan said to Biden. Obama campaigned in Florida during the day. Mocking recent changes in Romney’s rhetoric, he told a rally in Miami rally, “After running for more than a year in which he called himself severely conservative, Mitt Romney is trying to convince you that he was severely kidding.” Romney visited with 93-year-old Billy Graham in North Carolina before speaking to an evening rally in Asheville, N.C. “Prayer is the most helpful thing you can do for me,” he told the evangelist. For Biden, Thursday night’s debate was his first since the 2008 campaign, when he shared a stage with Sarah Palin, then John McCain’s running mate. Ryan spars frequently with Democrats during debates on legislation on the House floor and in the House Budget Committee, which he chairs, but not in a one-on-one encounter covering 90 minutes and a virtually unlimited range of topics. For all their differences, the two men shared a common objective, to advance the cause of their tickets in a close race for the presidency. And they appeared to avoid any gaffes that might forever seal their place in the history of debates.

ETZKORN, Louis W., 81, of Ohio City and formerly of Landeck, Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. John the Baptist Church in Landeck, the Rev. Chris Bohnsack officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery, with military rites conducted by the Delphos Veterans Council. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where a parish wake begins at 7:30 p.m. Preferred memorials are to St. John the Baptist Church.


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High temperature Thursday in Delphos was 60 degrees, low was 32. High a year ago today was 64, low was 57. Record high for today is 86, set in 2008. Record low is 26, set in 1987. WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county The Associated Press TONIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. SATURDAY: Partly cloudy in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Warmer. Highs in the upper 60s. South winds 10 to 20 mph. SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight. Warmer. Lows in the lower 60s. South winds 15 to 20 mph. EXTENDED FORECAST SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers likely and chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Windy. Highs around 70. Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent. SUNDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers in the evening. Lows in the upper 40s. MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear. Highs around 60. Lows in the mid 40s. TUESDAY: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s. TUESDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 50s.

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By The Associated Press Today is Friday, Oct. 12, the 286th day of 2012. There are 80 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 12, 1962, the devastating Columbus Day Storm, also known as the “Big Blow,” struck the Pacific Northwest, resulting in some 50 deaths. On this date: In 1492 (according to the Old Style calendar), Christopher Columbus arrived with his expedition in the present-day Bahamas. In 1933, bank robber John Dillinger escaped from a jail in Allen County, Ohio, with the help of his gang, who killed the sheriff, Jess Sarber.


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For the past several years, one of the first community projects for senior Health Technology students has been to help the local school nurses perform hearing and vision screenings for students from kindergarten through high school. All students must be tested by Nov. 1 and the job is overwhelming for one nurse. Vantage students were trained on how to use the audiometer to test hearing and the Snellen charts for vision screenings. They also test for color blindness. So far, the senior Health Technology students have helped with the Van Wert kinderPhoto submitted garten screenings, Vantage Health Technology senior Samantha Stose (St. John’s) the Crestview Elementary and administers part of the vision test to Lexi Doner at the Van Wert Early the Lincolnview Childhood Center during kindergarten screenings. screenings. who do not speak English as have been very appreciative In addition to the hearing and vision screen- a primary language under- of the student help. “The senior Health ings, the Vantage students stand the test and getting also help take and record the an appropriate response from Technology students have ranked this experience height and weights of the them. The school nurses, Theresa as a ‘10’ as far as learnelementary students. This experience for the Health Whittington from Van Wert ing a health related skill and Technology students is not City Schools, Sandra Grooms being able to apply it in ‘real Crestview Local life’,” Vantage senior Health without its challenges. One from Schools and Candi Elliot from Technology instructor Reesa of the biggest has been helping the elementary students Lincolnview Local Schools Rohrs said.

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Velvet recalls some ice cream containing peanut products
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UTICA — Velvet Ice Cream has been notified that peanut products sold to their company from Sunland, Inc., which were used to make select peanut butter-flavored ice creams, may be contaminated with salmonella. Thus, the Ohio-based ice cream manufacturer is voluntarily recalling products that may contain contaminated nut products. The recalled products are only sold at convenience stores, small, independent retailers and ice cream parlors in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Not all peanut products sold to Velvet Ice Cream are at risk, consequently, only the items with corresponding code numbers are affected. Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly peo-

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The Marion Township Trustees held their regular scheduled meeting on Monday at the Marion Township Office with the following members present: Jerry Gilden, Howard Violet and Joseph Youngpeter. The purpose of the meeting was to pay bills and conduct ongoing business. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved as read. The trustees then reviewed the bills and gave approval for 14 checks totaling $23,567.16. Road Foreman Elwer reported he checked the tile on Cremean Road and there was water flowing at this time he suggested it be put on a yearly maintenance program.

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He advised the trustees the cross over on Dogleg Rd. was replaced and needed to be blacktopped yet. Fiscal Officer Kimmet gave the trustees the Fund Status and Bank Reconciliation Report for Sept. 30 for their review and signature. He gave the trustees his letter of retirement effective December 31, 2012 Trustees Violet then made a motion to appoint Kimmet to the vacated position effective January 2, 2013 which was seconded by Trustee Youngpeter and passed unanimously. There being no further business a motion to adjourn by Trustee Youngpeter was seconded by Trustee Violet and passed unanimously.

The Van Wert Soil & Water Conservation District’s 63rd annual meeting will be held on Nov. 15 at the Vantage Career Center, Van Wert. Registration and voting will take place from 5:30-6 p.m. An election will be held to elect two members of the Board of Supervisors. Running in the election are: Darryl Ricketts, Willshire, OH, Tim Waltz, Van Wert, OH, and Gary Weck, Ohio City, OH. Dinner catered by Grant’s Catering will begin at 6 p.m. A program will begin at 7 p.m. The district will be honoring the “Conservation of the Year” recipient, Conservation Activity Report and the Scholarship Award recipient will be recognized. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 2-12 years and are available from Bob Gehres, Gary Weck, Ray Eickholt, Craig Pohlman, Dave Jones, Darryl Ricketts, Tim Waltz, Julie Buggle, and Noel Morris. Tickets are also available at the SWCD office, 1185 Professional Drive, Van Wert until Nov. 5.

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Friday, Oct. 12, 2012

“To know one’s self is wisdom, but not to know one’s neighbors is genius.” — Minna Antrim, American writer (1861-1950)

Dems lead GOP in battleground voter registration
By JULIE PACE The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A robust registration push by President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign has resulted in more Democrats than Republicans on the voter rolls in most battleground states, including Florida and Nevada, according to data from state election boards. But Republicans have had their own registration success, narrowing the Democratic voter advantage since 2008 in many of the battlegrounds, including Iowa. And party officials say they have put more resources into persuading independent voters who are already registered to cast their ballots for party nominee Mitt Romney. “We do not put as big an emphasis on voter registration programs as we do in talking to and persuading independents,” said Rick Wiley, political director for the Republican National Committee. “I would prefer to go in and talk to an independent who is already registered. They have a voter history.” Obama campaign manager Jim Messina said his campaign “can do both things — both persuade the undecideds and get out our voters.” The Democratic campaign also says a deeper look at the registration numbers shows an uptick in new Hispanic voters and voters under the By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER The Associated Press age of 30 — voting blocs where the president has an advantage. Obama’s registration and get-out-the-vote operations in 2008 played a crucial role in his getting elected. With the White House race tightening less than four weeks from Election Day, the Democratic campaign is banking on its organization in the battleground states to give Obama an edge. Deadlines to vote in the November election have passed in many states, but the registration totals are expected to shift somewhat in the coming days as last-minute entries are counted. The most current data, available from state election boards, give Democrats a registration advantage in most of the battleground states with party identification: Florida, Iowa, North Carolina and Nevada. The party also significantly outpaces Republican registration in Pennsylvania by more than 1 million voters. That’s part of the reason Romney’s campaign has not made a serious effort to compete in the state. Republicans have a voter registration advantage in Colorado and New Hampshire. Voters in three other battleground states — Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin — do not register with a party when they sign up to vote. Of course, voter registra-

DEAR EDITOR: I am writing this letter in concern for my full support to reelect Vincent Schroeder as Putnam County Commissioner. Not everyone always agrees with Commissioner Schroeder and I respect that belief. I remember when Commissioner Schroeder first ran for office and I asked him what were his top priorities in life. He answered God, family and country. Commissioner Schroeder is pro-life and believes the holy sacrament of matrimony is between a man and a woman. He is also a strong supporter of the Second Amendment which is the right to keep and bear arms. He demonstrates this since he is a proud member of the National Rifle Association. I also believe Commissioner Schroeder has his priorities in order for Putnam County. He first became commissioner in January 2005 and Putnam County’s budgeted expenses today in 2012 are lower than when he took office. He has paid all long-term debt off which was scheduled as late as 2031. I believe since I have known Commissioner Schroeder, he had shown a high standard in morals and ethics. He will work hard and respectfully earn your vote and not buy it. He will tell you that he does not have all the answers. I appreciate that since the only person always accurate with his decisions could walk on water 2,000 years ago. Join me on Nov. 6 and vote for Schroeder for Putnam County commissioner. Charlie Kiene Glandorf


US: Hackers in Iran responsible for cyberattacks

One Year Ago • Relay for Life of Delphos Committee members, team captains and members gathered Tuesday evening for a tailgate party to kick off the Relay season. The Delphos Mohawks Cheer Squad opened the event with several cheers and participants decorated luminary bags which were lit for a short ceremony. 25 Years Ago — 1987 • Using a blitzing defense dubbed the “Ram,” the No. 2 ranked Jefferson Wildcats overwhelmed Ada 63-0 Saturday at Stadium Park holding the Bulldogs to zero net yards. Jefferson built a 35-0 halftime lead as Jon Boggs passed to Damon Ulm for touchdowns of 57, 42 and nine yards and Tony Closson scored on a 15-yard run. With the win Jefferson goes to 6-0 and 4-0 in the conference. • Preparations are under way for St. John’s Fall Festival Oct. 17-18. At last year’s festival 6,376 dinners were served and profits were a record $121,847.79. Food donations will be accepted at the desk in the hall of the Fatima wing. General chairman of the festival is George Adams. • Don Carder made pancakes on the grill Saturday for Delphos Senior Citizens pancake and sausage brunch at American Legion. Assisting with preparing applesauce for serving were Betty Miller and Rod Tiernan. According to Joyce Hale, director of the center, 382 patrons were served. She said the organization also made $151 on the raffle of craft items held during the brunch. 50 Years Ago — 1962 • The Optimist Breakfast Club of Delphos met with the Decatur, Ind., Optimist Breakfast Club at the Fairway Restaurant in Decatur Thursday. At that time the friendship gavel, which is being circulated among American clubs and is a gift from the Optimist clubs of Canada, was turned over by the local Optimists to the Decatur club. Local club members who made the trip were John Metzner, Jr., Bob Shenk, Bob McDonald, Wilbur Ayers, Mack Endsley, Harold Harmon, Vernon R. Kill and Paul Strayer. • Meeting at the home of Sally Kiggins, the Psi Chapter of Alpha Omega National Sorority completed plans for a Thanksgiving dinner at the House of Vogts on Nov. 13. It was decided also to hold a bake sale at Pangle’s on Nov. 16. Dianna Hammons will be hostess for the Oct. 30 meeting of the chapter. • The election results of the St. Bernadette troop of the Junior C. D. of A. are: Elaine Grubenhoff, president; Shirley Calvelage, vice president; Diane Wittler, secretary; and Darlene Pothast, reporter. Counselors are Mrs. Picker and Mrs. Miller. Refreshments were served by Kathy Picker and the game award went to Kathleen Miller. 75 Years Ago — 1937 • Delphos music lovers will have the opportunity of again hearing the famous U. S. Navy Band of Washington, D. C., when it appears in concerts at Lima Oct. 21. In appearances at Memorial Hall in Lima last year, the famed band played to more than 3,000 persons. The Delphos high school band has been invited to participate in a parade of school bands which will precede the afternoon program. • The peony plants owned by the Rev. Henry Gerwert, pastor of Immaculate Conception Church, Ottoville, have been moved from the Joseph Lammers farm, four miles northeast of New Cleveland, to the Theodore Beining farm, one-half mile west of Ottoville. Father Gerwert has made a hobby of raising peonies and has approximately 3600 plants. In season, the plants will be offered for sale. • Mrs. Frank Kriscamp, North Main Street, was hostess to the members of the Nira Club and three guests, Mrs. Roland Brenneman, Mrs. Nick Bardo and Mrs. Francis Scott, at her home Monday evening. Cecilia Kavermann received first honors in euchre of the club members and Tillie Stepleton was second high.


WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. authorities believe that Iranian-based hackers were responsible for cyberattacks that devastated Persian Gulf oil and gas companies, a former U.S. government official said. Just hours later, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the cyberthreat from Iran has grown, and he declared that the Pentagon is prepared to take action if America is threatened by a computer-based assault. The former official, who is familiar with the investigation, said U.S. authorities believe the cyberattacks were likely supported by the Tehran government and came in retaliation for the latest round of American sanctions against Iran. Before Panetta’s remarks on Thursday, U.S. officials had said nothing publicly about the Gulf attacks or the investigation. But Panetta described them in a speech to business leaders in New York City, saying they were probably the most destructive cyber assault the private sector has seen to date. Panetta did not directly link Iran to the Gulf attacks, but he said Tehran has “undertaken a concerted effort to use cyberspace to its advantage.” And, he said the Pentagon has poured billions into beefing up its ability to identify the origin of a cyberattacks, block them and respond when needed. “Potential aggressors should be aware that the United States has the capacity to locate them and hold them accountable for actions that harm America or its interests,” said Panetta in a speech to the Business Executives for National Security. A current U.S. official acknowledged Thursday that the Obama administration knows who launched the cyberattacks against the Gulf companies and that it was a state actor. U.S. agencies have been assisting in the Gulf investigation and concluded that the level of resources needed to conduct the attack showed there was some degree of involvement by a nation state, said the former official. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is classified as secret. While Panetta chose his words carefully, one cybersecurity expert said the Pentagon chief’s message to Iran in the speech was evident. “It’s not something where people are throwing down the gauntlet, but I think Panetta comes pretty close to sending a clear warning (to Iran): We know who it was, maybe you want to think twice before you do it again,” said cybersecurity expert James Lewis, who is with the Center for Strategic and International Studies. “I think the Iranians will put two and two together and realize he’s sending them a message.” He said Panetta’s remarks were an important step by the U.S. because the Iranian cyberthreat “is a new dimension in 30 years of intermittent conflict with Iran for which we are ill-prepared. It’s really important to put them on notice.” The cyberattacks hit the Saudi Arabian state oil company Aramco and Qatari natural gas producer RasGas using a virus, known as Shamoon, which can spread through networked computers and ultimately wipes out files by overwriting them.

Fewer US layoffs no longer suggest strong hiring
enough in coming months to justify hiring now. “The relationship between claims and jobs has been less strong during this recovery than in past post-war recoveries,” said Drew Matus, an economist at UBS. “There’s a hiring problem out there, as opposed to a layoff problem.” Even last week’s sharp drop in people seeking unemployment benefits came with a cautionary note. Applications fell 30,000 to 339,000, the fewest since February 2008. And the fourweek average, a less volatile gauge, reached a six-month low. But economists noted that much of last week’s drop was due to seasonal volatility in the data. A Labor Department spokesman said one large state accounted for much of the drop in applications for unemployment aid. The spokesman didn’t identify the state, but several economists speculated that it was California. The long-term trend in applications for unemployment benefits has been steadily down, though it has leveled off since spring. When the economic recovery officially began in June 2009, an average of roughly 600,000 people were filing first-time claims for benefits each week. For nearly a year,

tion totals don’t tell the whole electoral story in many states. That’s been particularly true in North Carolina, where there have long been more Democratic voters than Republicans. This year, the Democrats have a 790,000 voter advantage. But many registered Democrats in North Carolina cast their presidential ballots with the GOP. Obama’s narrow victory there in 2008 marked the first time a Democrat won the state since 1976. And about one-fourth of registered voters in the state are registered independents. Republicans are touting their success in cutting into Democratic registration leads. In Iowa, for example, there were more than 100,000 more Democrats on the voters rolls when Obama won the state in 2008. This year that margin has dropped to just under 13,000. Obama’s campaign says it is already making up for that decline by aggressively ensuring Democrats on the rolls get to the polls, particularly during early voting. According to the campaign, 50,000 more Democrats than Republicans have already cast their votes by mail and in person. Aides to the president are also buoyed by increased battleground state registration among Hispanics and young people, key sources of support for Obama. that figure has remained consistently below 400,000. But the decline hasn’t correlated with robust job growth, as it did in past economic recoveries. Many economists say they’re not ready to predict a strengthening job market. “We’re going to wait for some corroborating data,” said Dan Greenhaus, chief market strategist at BTIG LLC. The number of people who continue to receive unemployment benefits has fallen. Slightly more than 5 million Americans received benefits in the week that ended Sept. 22, the latest period for which figures are available. That’s down about 44,000 from the previous week. But some people who no longer receive aid have likely used up all the benefits available to them. The 114,000 jobs employers added in September are roughly enough to keep pace with population growth. They aren’t enough, though, to provide work for the more than 12 million unemployed Americans. And most of the job increases last month came from those who had to settle for part-time work: In September, 582,000 more people than in August said they were working part-time but wanted full-time jobs. other lawmakers performing constituent duties, describing problems that residents have reported. They include requests such as assisting a family missing airline baggage and helping a man who didn’t receive a pancake maker he had ordered. But in other correspondence, Ryan explicitly supports programs and encourages federal agencies to take actions. He supported in his congressional letters some Wisconsin farms’ share of an $11.8 million loan guarantee, but later criticized other loan guarantees, such as the $535 million loan that went to now-defunct solar panel maker Solyndra. He asked transportation officials for a grant for green technology and alternative fuels, although his proposed budget as House budget chairman called loans for electric car development “corporate welfare.” He’s also supported federal money to help a Kenosha, Wis., community center cover health care costs of low-income families under Obama’s health care reform law — the very program he and Romney say they will repeal if they win the White House.

WASHINGTON — Declining applications for unemployment benefits have typically pointed to stronger hiring. Not so much anymore. Since the U.S. recession officially ended in June 2009, fewer layoffs have meant fewer people seeking unemployment aid. On Thursday, for example, the government said first-time applications for benefits hit a 4 1/2-year low. Yet job growth remains sluggish. That was evident last week in the government’s jobs report for September. A survey of employers showed that they added a modest 114,000 jobs last month. And the unemployment rate, based on a separate survey of households, did sink in August to 7.8 percent from 8.1 percent. If fewer people are being laid off, why aren’t employers hiring more? Blame the slow pace of the U.S. economy, damage from Europe’s economic crisis and fear that tax increases and spending cuts could trigger another U.S. recession next year. Many companies have said they lack confidence that the U.S. economy will strengthen By JACK GILLUM The Associated Press

Ryan asked for federal help as he championed cuts
WASHINGTON — Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, a fiscal conservative and critic of federal handouts, has sought for his constituents in Wisconsin an expansion of food stamps, stimulus money, federally guaranteed business loans, grants to invest in green technology and money under President Barack Obama’s health care reform law. Such requests are at odds with Ryan’s public persona as a small-government advocate and tea party favorite who has pledged to tighten Washington’s belt. The Associated Press reviewed 8,900 pages of correspondence between Ryan’s congressional office and more than 70 executive branch agencies that it obtained under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act. They showed that for 12 years as a member of Congress, Ryan has sought from the federal government money and benefits that in some cases represent the kinds of largess and specific programs he is now campaigning against. As Mitt Romney’s running mate, Ryan calls those kinds of handouts big-government overreaching. He tells crowds he supports smaller government and rails against what he calls Obama’s wasteful spending, including the president’s $800 billion stimulus program. “The stimulus was a case of political patronage, corporate welfare and cronyism at their worst,” Ryan said during his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention. “You, the working men and women of this country, were cut out of the deal.” And during Thursday’s vice presidential debate, Ryan said the stimulus amounted to “$90 billion in green pork to campaign contributors and special-interest groups.” But Ryan’s constituents benefited from stimulus spending and other government-assistance programs, according to AP’s review. Ryan once told federal regulators that cutting a stimulus grant for a town in his district at the 11th hour would be “economically devastating.” Much of Ryan’s correspondence is similar to

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At the movies . . .
Van Wert Cinemas 10709 Lincoln Hwy. in Van Wert Hotel Transylvania (PG) Fri.: 5:00/7:00/9:00; Sat.-Sun.: 2:00/4:00/6:00/8:00; Mon.-Thurs.: 5:00/7:00 Taken 2 (PG-13) Fri.: 5:00/7:00/9:00; Sat.-Sun.: 2:00/4:00/6:00/8:00; Mon.-Thurs.: 5:00/7:00 Here Comes the Boom (PG) Fri.: 5:00/7:00/9:00; Sat.Sun.: 2:00/4:00/6:00/8:00; Mon.-Thurs.: 5:00/7:00 Argo (R) Fri.: 5:00/8:00; Sat.-Sun.: 2:00/5:00/8:00; Mon.-Thurs.: 5:00/7:15 Pitch Perfect (PG-13) Fri.: 5:00/8:00; Sat.-Sun.: 2:00/5:00/8:00; Mon.-Thurs.: 5:00/7:15 American Mall Stadium 12 2830 W. Elm St. in Lima Saturday and Sunday Argo (R) 1:05/3:50/7:10/10:00 Atlass Shrugged: Part 2 (PG-13) 1:20/4:35/7:30/10:05 Here Comes the Boom (PG) 2:00/4:45/7:35/10:15 Sinister (R) 1:35/4:15/7:05/9:40 Frankenweenie (PG) 1:55/7:15 Frankenweenie 3D (PG) 4:30/9:35 Taken 2 (PG-13) 1:40/2:10/4:10/4:40/6:45/7:20/9:15/ 9:45 Hotel Transylvania (PG) 1:30/4:20/7:00 Hotel Transylvania 3D (PG) 9:25 Looper (R) 1:00/3:45/6:55/9:50 Pitch Perfect (PG-13) 1:10/3:55/6:50/9:30 End of Watch (R) 4:50/9:55 House at the End of the Street (PG-13) 1:50/4:25/7:40/10:10 Trouble With the Curve (PG-13) 1:15/7:25

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Sarah Jane Living Center resident Bonnie Winstel participates in a magic show with Clara Walter. The clowns visit both Sarah Jane Living Center and Vancrest of Delphos monthly and are a group of volunteers from the Spencerville VFW/ American Legion.

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SATURDAY 8:30-11:30 a.m. — St. John’s High School recycle, enter on East First Street. 9 a.m. - noon — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. St. Vincent DePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. John’s High School parking lot, is open. Cloverdale recycle at village park. 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 Eastgate Dollar Movies 1-3 p.m. — Delphos Canal 2100 Harding Hwy. Lima Commission Museum, 241 N. Saturday and Sunday Main St., is open. Premium Rush (PG-13) 1:15/3:15/5:15/7:15/(Sat. only) 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. 9:15 John’s Little Theatre.

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Lady T-Birds ruin Jays’ Senior Night
By JIM METCALFE DELPHOS — The St. John’s girls soccer unit celebrated Senior Parents Night Thursday at the Annex against Lima Central Catholic. The Lady Thunderbirds proved to be rude guests in this contest as they pieced together a 6-0 shutout on a sunny but brisk fall afternoon. Eight Lady Blue Jays played their final home matches: Morgan Musser, Alyssa Gable, Jessica Recker, Kelsey Pohlman, Ally Mohler, Rylee Hamilton, Brittany Kramer and Michelle Hitchcock. “We’ve come a long way this year, especially when you think of how inexperienced we were to start. My seniors have been great leaders and helped make it fun for the girls; that’s always my goal and to help them become better players,” St. John’s coach John Munoz observed. The Jays (3-12-1) held even with the speedy T-Birds in the first few minutes but LCC’s prowess, especially offensively, began to take control. “We tried some different things to try and match up with their quickness and skill. We tried some zone marking instead of man marking, then some combination of both,” Munoz continued. “It worked at times and not at others but we needed to learn that. These are all things we hope to learn and use from here on in.” At the 32:07, the visitors went up 1-0. On a sequence in front of the net, Meredith Shepherd crossed from outside the left post — faster that sophomore keeper Samantha Wehri (6 saves versus 16 shots on-goal) could react — to Tristan Selby for a point-

the 5:37 mark when Shepherd got her own tally: a 23-yarder from the left post that went over the top of Wehri and into the net. At 1:34, it almost became 4-0. Off a corner kick, the guests had a sequence in front of their goal, with Santaguida getting a look; however, sophomore Alyssa Martin kicked the ball away before crossing the goal line. LCC continued to possess the orb in the second half and had a couple of looks in the early going that didn’t find their mark. However, at 32:38, they did. Santaguida took a pass from Liz Taflinger from the left side to the left post and went over the top from 14 yards that found the twine and a 4-0 edge. Kreeger had a good effort from 30 yards at 30:31 but her shot deflected off a defender and into the waiting arms of the keeper. At 17:32, Santaguida made it 5-0. She took a free kick from just outside the 18 and went high left. The Lady Thunderbirds tacked on the final goal at 14:06. Shepherd made a nice move to get an open look from 15 yards on the right post; she went low and hit the inside that pos and ricocheted in. Pohlman had another effort for the Jays at 9:49 but her 8-yarder outside the left post was knocked away by Hunt. “LCC is a very skilled and quick team; they know what they’re doing. They got good shots and showed a lot of patience to get them,” Munoz added. St. John’s takes on Lincolnview 7 p.m. Saturday in the Division III sectional at Elida, while LCC, the top seed there, awaits the Jefferson/ Allen East (5 p.m. Saturday) victor at 5 p.m. Thursday.

All eyes are on the soccer ball as St. John’s senior Kelsey Pohlman looks to control the ball against Lima Central Catholic’s Taylor Judy Thursday afternoon. Seen other Blue Jay seniros played their final home matches but lost 6-0 to the Lady Thunderbirds. blank shot inside the right yards. post. The Jays then played on It didn’t take long — 2:08 even terms most of the rest — for the visitors to make it of the first half, though they 2-0. Sophomore star Sydney could only manage a couSantaguida fired a 19-yarder ple of shots on-goal against from the left post that hit Ashley Hunt (4 saves vs. 5 off the crossbar and rebound- shots on-goal), with junior ed right to Selby inside the Madison Kreeger’s 30-yarder right post; she went high side at 12:51 the best. inside the near post from eight LCC broke through again at

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Coldwater sweeps MAC cross country COLDWATER — Host Coldwater took both sides of Thursday’s Midwest Athletic Conference Cross Country meet. “This is a very tough meet due to the talent level of the schools in the league. There could be up to 3 boys and girls teams that will run at the state meet in a few weeks,” St. John’s coach Steve Hellman relayed. “We ran very well with the upperclassmen running their best time of the year. The two freshman are struggling some right now, which I think they are getting a little tired from the extra mileage and the longer race distance.” District competition is Oct. 20. St. John’s is at Liberty Center starting 2:30 p.m.


Results: High School Boys Team Scores: Coldwater 52, Minster 53, St. Henry 60, Versailles 70, New Bremen 152, Parkway 180, New Knoxville 188. No Team Scores: St. John’s, Marion Local, Fort Recovery. Top 10 Individuals: 1. Prakel (V) 15:34.18; 2. Hemmelgarn (SH) 16:15.87; 3. Wenning (C) 16:16.93; 4. Dahlinghaus (MI) 16:17.55; 5. D. Seas (C) 16:27.18; 6. Albers (MI) 16:28.52; 7. Kuntz (NK) 16:30.08; 8. Schulze (SH) 16:40.24; 9. Kuess (C) 16:51.99; 10. Ware III (V) 17:01.87. St. John’s Finishers (128 Runners): 40. Curtis Pohlman 18:24.93; ... 59. Aaron Hellman 19:18.18; ... 101. Anthony Hale 21:17.34; ... 128. Todd Rode 26:25.30. Girls Team Scores: Coldwater 32, Minster 36, Versailles 95, Ft. Recovery 114, New Knoxville 156, St. Henry 160, Marion Local 165, Parkway 210. No Team Score: St. John’s, New Bremen. Top 10 Individuals: 1. S. Kanney (C) 17:47.55; 2. C. Seas (C) 19:04.11; 3. J. Kanney (C) 19:09.43; 4. Slonkosky (MI) 19:16.21; 5. Butler (MI) 19:25.27; 6. Burke (MI) 19:26.74; 7. L. Seas (C) 19:34.84; 8. Sutter (F) 19:39.40; 9. Warvel (V) 19:42.46; 10. Barlage (MI) 19:42.90. St. John’s Finishers (147 Runners): 27. Megan Joseph 20:48.18; ... 74. Anna Mueller 23:14.90; ... 98. Teresa Pohlman 24:31.34. Junior High Boys Team Scores: St. Henry 44, Versailles 71, Marion Local 86, Minster 95, Coldwater 96, Ft. Recovery 147, New Knoxville 150. No Team Scores: St. John’s, New Bremen, Parkway. Top 10 Individuals: 1. Rollins (P) 11:07.21; 2. Seas (C) 11:25.34; 3. Pleiman (V) 12:00.95; 4. Cavanaugh (MI) 12:06.37; 5. Hoying (SH) 12:08.74; 6. Clune

St. John’s freshman Curtis Pohlman looks to catch a runner from St. Henry at the MAC Cross Country Meet held Thursday at Coldwater. He finished 40th in the high school boys race with a time of 18:24. Also running in the boys race was Aaron Hellman (19:18 for a new PR), Anthony Hale (21:17) and Todd Rode (26:25), just getting back from an injury. In the girls race, Megan Joseph led the way with a 27th-place finish with a time of 20:48 for a new season’s best, Anna Mueller (23:14) and Teresa Pohlman (24:31 for a new PR). In the junior high race, Nick Pohlman finished 10th with a time of 12:32.
(SH) 12:11.24; 7. Heitbrink (ML) 12:22.33; 8. Heitkamp (ML) 12:27.90; 9. Muhlenkamp (SH) 12:31.21; 10. Nick Pohlman (SJ) 12:32.71. Other St. John’s Finishers (61 Runners): 54. Patrick Stevenson 15:17.17. Girls Team Scores: Minster and Versailles 33, Ft. Recovery 100, St. Henry 113, New Bremen 136, Coldwater 139, Marion Local 160. No Team Scores: St. John’s, Parkway, New Knoxville. Top 10 Individuals (74 Runners): 1. Pohl (MI) 12:16.30; 2. Watren (V) 12:20.87; 3. Slonkosky (MI) 12:47.84; 4. Heitkamp (F) 12:54.23; 5. Mceldowney (V) 12:55.40; 6. Blakeley (V) 12:57.51; 7. Fischer (MI) 12:59.45; 8. Schulze (SH) 13:01.99; 9. Albers

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---Lady Mustangs whitewash Jeffcats HARROD — Trisha Drury scored a pair of goals and Abby Joyner one to lift Allen East to a 3-0 victory over Jefferson in Northwest Conference girls soccer action Thursday at Allen East High School. The Lady Mustangs outshot the Lady Wildcats 21-8. These same two teams will battle 5 p.m. Saturday in Division III sectional action

(V) 13:04.48; 10. Borgerding (MI) 13:10.62.

at Elida. ---Rangers sweep Lady Jays NEW KNOXVILLE — Host New Knoxville swept St. John’s 25-13, 25-10, 25-13 in Midwest Athletic Conference volleyball action Thursday. The Lady Blue Jays begin Division IV sectional action 7:15 p.m. Wednesday at Ottoville vs. Cory-Rawson. ----Lady Musketeers battle by Ottoville in girls soccer FORT JENNINGS — Fort Jennings tuned up for the girls soccer post-season with a 2-0 shutout of archrival Ottoville Thursday at Fort Jennings. “We had Senior Night and we controlled the first half and much of the second half. With 21:00 left in the first half, Emily Grone slipped a pass by the defense and Marissa Mesker took a shot past the goalie,” Lady Musketeer mentor Rodney Wagner noted. “Then after a slow start in the second half, we started taking some good shots. Macy Schroeder took three long shots on-frame and the keeper stopped every one. Finally, with 3:31 left in the match, she found the range and put a long shot in for the second goal.” The Lady Musketeers (131-3) doubled up on the Lady Green 14-7 in shots on-goal and dominated the corner kicks 6-0. Gabbie German had seven saves for the hosts, while Rachel Beining stopped 10 for the visitors. Ottoville plays Crestview 5 p.m. Tuesday in its own Division III sectional. Fort Jennings waits the winner of Continental and Miller City for Oct. 20. ---Lady Green belt Pirates in volleyball CONTINENTAL — Ottoville’s volleyball team tuned up for the second season with a 25-16, 25-9, 25-12 beatdown of Putnam County League foe Continental Thursday at Continental. Senior Abby Siefker led the Lady Green (8-13, 2-4 PCL) with 10 kills (16/17 hitSee ROUNDUP, page 7

by the visiting Lady Wildcats but the hosts up 1-0. The second set was much closer most of the way. KALIDA — Six Kalida Jefferson senior Fallon Van volleyball players played their Dyke (6 kills), junior Katelyn final home matches Goergens (5 kills) and at home Thursday junior Kamie Pulford night, with Jefferson (2 aces, 3 digs) helped the non-conference keep the visitors close foe. as the lead went back The host LadyCats and forth. That is, until grabbed a 25-9, a Stockwell ace gave 25-18, 25-16 sweep the guests their final to end the regular lead at 15-14. A kill by season at 15-7. Dangler got the hosts Those six 12thoff on a 5-0 run that Van Dyke graders were Amy set the tone of the rest Smith (5 kills, 5 digs, of the set. The Jeffcats 3 blocks), Bailey Dangler got only two more points: (8 kills, 3 aces, 12 assists), kills by Goergens and junior Kayla Siefker (4 kills, 6 digs), Lindsay Deuel; as Kalida had Carrie Gerding, libero Julia too much firepower. A hit Vandemark (13 digs) off the defense by junior and Andrea Bellmann. Elizabeth Turnwald gave “We all cried Kalida a 2-0 set edge. before we came out. The third set followed It’s a sentimental a similar pattern as the time,” Kalida coach second: both teams batSherry Luebrecht tling for supremacy. began. “This has been an However, once a hitting error enjoyable experience; I didn’t on Delphos gave Kalida a 10-9 know what to expect when edge, the hosts never trailed I came on board. The skills again. A key span that saw have always been there but Kalida up its lead from 16-14 figuring out what I need to do to 23-14 — with freshman was key. These seniors have Kylie Osterhage (8 kills) leadguided me as much as I’ve ing that effort — sealed the guided them this year.” deal. A well-placed push off The teams battled on rela- the defense by Smith ended tively even terms at the start the sweep. of each set. Junior Alexis Decker also “We did play well to start added 15 assists for Kalida. each set. At various points, “What I am seeing is our we went through our mid-set defense really playing well, bump that still happens far too especially the back row. I often and we just can’t seem don’t think I have seen them to finish,” Jefferson coach Joy move their feet as quickly as Early said. “We just couldn’t I’m seeing now,” Early added. fight through, though we kept “We have come a long, long battling. That’s another posi- way since the start of this seative I saw. They have a lot of son in every way and it goes good hitters and it’s tough to back even to last year, with defend; it would be easy to most of these same girls. With give up but we don’t. That’s all this going on and all this good to see.” improvement, I am hoping we The key run for Kalida in have some good matches yet the first set came with them to go in the tournament.” up 11-7 on an off-speed hit Kalida finished its junior by Jefferson junior Rileigh varsity season at 12-2 with a Stockwell (3 kills). A hit- 25-9, 25-8 sweep. ting error gave the hosts the “I was very concerned with serve and six winners of the scrappiness of Jefferson. various types later, a hit off They hustle all over the the block by Dangler put the place and you have to make hosts up 18-7. A bump winner extra hits to put them away,” by sophomore Brooke Culp Luebrecht added. “They hit (14 assists) only stopped the angles we weren’t prepared momentum briefly. A serving for. We never want to take error by the Wildcats (8 for anyone for granted because the match) put the ball in the you never know. We have to hands of Smith. Four of the have the same attitude for the next five points came via win- tournament; you have to be ners for the Maroon and White prepared for anything.” and a kill by Siefker put it at Jefferson (7-15) plays set point. A serving error by Crestview 7:15 p.m. Tuesday the hosts (6 for the match ver- in the Division IV sectionals sus 9 aces) prolonged the set at Ottoville and will play topby one point; a serving error seeded Kalida 6 p.m. Oct. 20.

Kalida sweeps Lady Jeffcats to close regular season

LadyCats complete unbeaten soccer season
By BRIAN BASSETT DHI Correspondent CONVOY - The Crestview Lady Knight soccer team was the last thing in the way between the Kalida Lady Wildcats and an undefeated season coming into Thursday night’s contest at the Crestview Athletic Complex. Unfortunately for the hosts, Kalida was too strong and came away with a 6-0 victory to clinch the team’s first undefeated season in school history. “(The girls) are all really excited. Tuesday night was our last league game and we won the league for the fourth year in a row, so the girls were pretty excited about that,” Kalida coach David Kehres said. “You wonder about an emotional letdown coming into the next game, coming off a high. The girls are just excited. We’ve had a great year, all the girls get along well. The team chemistry is the best I’ve seen in my six years of coaching.” The Lady Knights knew they would have their hands full with the Putnam County League champions coming to town for a non-conference tilt. “We knew it was going to be a rough one coming in; it was very physical. They’re an excellent team - kudos to them,” Crestview coach Melissa Mefferd said. “They are a very good passing team. We just tried to pack it in on defense but it’s hard when you have a team that can pass the ball to the foot of their players - and those shots and everything.”

Kalida (15-0-1) struck early in the contest and shared the wealth as far as production. Sophomore midfielder Jackie Gardner got the visitors on the board at the 37:27 mark of the first period. Senior forward Summer Holtkamp followed suit less than two minutes later to make the score 2-0 with 35:54 to play. After a 10-minute-plus scoring drought, the Lady Wildcats drew blood again, this time at the 24:53 mark off the foot of senior forward Skylar Basinger. Just over a minute late, Lindsey Erhart got into the scoring mix with her only goal of the match to give Kalida a 4-0 advantage. “We possessed the ball really well tonight. That’s what we’ve been working on a lot all season long - keeping possession instead of trying to get into a kickball match. We did that really well again tonight,” Kehres explained. The Lady Knight defense held the remainder of the half, however, while their offense tried to gain some momentum. Crestview drove the ball into Kalida territory at the 20:11 mark, as sophomore forward Jamie Moore broke midfield with the ball. The Lady Wildcats cleared, however. Senior midfielder Clare Mefferd took the ball across midfield at the 10:38 mark but suffered the same fate as Moore, when the ball was aggressively stolen. The Lady Knights had one last chance with 3:42 to play in the half but again the See UNBEATEN, page 7

The Associated Press DIVISION SERIES (Best-of-5; x-if necessary) American League Detroit 3, Oakland 2 Thursday’s Result: Detroit 6, Oakland 0 New York 2, Baltimore 2 Thursday’s Result: Baltimore 2, New York 1, 13 innings Today’s Game: Baltimore (Hammel 8-6) at New York (Sabathia 15-6), 5:07 p.m. (TBS) National League San Francisco 3, Cincinnati 2 Thursday’s Result: San Francisco 6, Cincinnati 4 St. Louis 2, Washington 2 Thursday’s Result: Washington 2, St. Louis 1 Today’s Game: St. Louis (Wainwright 14-13) at Washington (Gonzalez 21-8), 8:37 p.m. (TBS)


Tuesday’s Game: New York at Detroit OR Detroit at Baltimore Wednesday’s Game: New York at Detroit OR Detroit at Baltimore x-Thursday’s Game: New York at Detroit OR Detroit at Baltimore x-Saturday, Oct. 20: Detroit at New York OR Baltimore at Detroit x-Sunday, Oct. 21: Detroit at New York OR Baltimore at Detroit National League All games televised by Fox Sunday’s Game: San Francisco at Washington OR St. Louis at San Francisco Monday’s Game: San Francisco at Washington OR St. Louis at San Francisco Wednesday’s Game: Washington at San Francisco OR San Francisco at St. Louis Thursday’s Game: Washington at San Francisco OR San Francisco at St. Louis x-Friday, Oct. 19: Washington at San Francisco OR San Francisco at St. Louis x-Sunday, Oct. 21: San Francisco at Washington OR St. Louis at San Francisco x-Monday, Oct. 22: San Francisco at Washington OR St. Louis at San Francisco

Giants beat Reds 6-4, move on to NLCS
By JOE KAY The Associated Press CINCINNATI — The entire season was a comeback for Buster Posey, so he didn’t think anything of it when San Francisco needed one of the biggest yet to play for a pennant. He led them to one of Giant proportions. The National League batting champion hit the third grand slam in Giants’ postseason history on Thursday, sending San Francisco back to the championship series with a 6-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. They will play Game 1 on Sunday, either in Washington against the Nationals or in San Francisco against the wild card St. Louis Cardinals. They planned to stick around town until the NationalsCardinals series, tied 2-all, is decided today. The Giants became the first NL team to overcome a 2-0 deficit in the division series, which began in 1995. Major League Baseball’s changed playoff format this season allowed them to become the first to take a best-of-5 by winning the last three on the road. San Francisco won the World Series in 2010 without trailing in any of its postseason series. The Giants took 4-of-5 from Texas for their sixth title and their first since they moved from New York “I think the physicality of (this game) prepares us (for Ottoville); we know what to expect. We played Ottoville really tough over at Ottoville (earlier this year); they only had one goal in the first half. In the second half we kind of (let up),” added Mefferd. Kalida, who dominated the shots on-goal 25-0, awaits the winner of that matchup. “We’re building for the tournament. You never know what can happen in the tournament; we’ve just got to build and see what happens,” added Kehres.
the Western Buckeye League championship safely sewed up at 8-0. Host Van Wert was tied for second (with Celina and Defiance) at 6-2, and the Cougars gave the Titans a real test before falling 25-18, 25-18, 25-15. O-G finishes the WBL season at 9-0 and is 16-5 overall with one match (Saturday with Columbus Grove) remaining. Van Wert is 6-3 and 12-8 with a Saturday match remaining with Lincolnview. Neither team had much success scoring on its offense but the defenses were magnificent, resulting in a slew of long, exciting rallies. The first set was close until the end, with five lead changes before the visitors took their final lead at 17-16. After that, led by the hitting of Niki Ellerbrock, Stacy Walker, and Kayla Eastman, O-G went on a decisive run to end it at 25-18. The second set was similarly close, providing Van Wert with its best chance for a win. The Cougs led by as many as four (12-8, 13-9, 15-11), but the Titans’ offense went on a roll led by Ellerbrock to take an 18-17 lead. At that point, Van Wert committed a series of errors, allowing O-G to escape with another 25-18 win. The home team led early in the third set (1-0, 2-1, 3-2, 4-3, 5-4), but the Titans tied it at 5-5 on a stuff block by Eastman. O-G never trailed after that, although the Cougs stayed within striking distance until it was 17-14. At that point, Van Wert committed seven errors in a row to let it get away. Walker, Ellerbrock, and Kristi Jerwers led O-G in kills with 14, 10, and nine. Kelsey Baldwin and Jerwers had 29 and 26 digs, respectively. Kelley Selhorst had 38 assists. Kills were scattered among several Van Wert players -led by Taylor Doidge and Alexa Dunlap with four each. Other Cougar stat leaders were Amanda Coplin (nine assists), and Dunlap (22 digs). The undefeated (20-0) Titan jayvee team won in two sets, 25-7, 27-25, although the surprising Cougars (7-11) had a set point at 25-24 in the second set. O-G won the freshman game in three sets.

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LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) American League All games televised by TBS Saturday’s Game: Detroit at New York OR Baltimore at Detroit Sunday’s Game: Detroit at New York OR Baltimore at Detroit

The Associated Press AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct New England 3 2 0 .600 N.Y. Jets 2 3 0 .400 Miami 2 3 0 .400 Buffalo 2 3 0 .400 South W L T Pct Houston 5 0 0 1.000 Indianapolis 2 2 0 .500 Tennessee 2 4 0 .333 Jacksonville 1 4 0 .200 North W L T Pct Baltimore 4 1 0 .800 Cincinnati 3 2 0 .600 Pittsburgh 2 3 0 .400 Cleveland 0 5 0 .000 West W L T Pct San Diego 3 2 0 .600 Denver 2 3 0 .400 Oakland 1 3 0 .250 Kansas City 1 4 0 .200 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct Philadelphia 3 2 0 .600 N.Y. Giants 3 2 0 .600 Dallas 2 2 0 .500 Washington 2 3 0 .400 South W L T Pct Atlanta 5 0 0 1.000

PF 165 98 103 118 PF 149 91 114 65 PF 130 125 116 100 PF 124 135 67 94 PA 113 132 103 176 PA 73 110 204 138 PA 89 129 115 139 PA 102 114 125 145 Tampa Bay Carolina New Orleans North Minnesota Chicago Green Bay Detroit West Arizona San Francisco St. Louis Seattle W 4 4 2 1 W 4 4 3 3 L 1 1 3 3 L 1 1 2 2 T 0 0 0 0 T 0 0 0 0

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——— Thursday’s Result Tennessee 26, Pittsburgh 23 Sunday’s Games Oakland at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Detroit at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Miami, 1 p.m. Dallas at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. New England at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Giants at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. Minnesota at Washington, 4:25 p.m. Green Bay at Houston, 8:20 p.m. Open: Carolina, Chicago, Jacksonville, New Orleans Monday’s Game Denver at San Diego, 8:30 p.m.

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Kalida defense held. “I told the girls at half to keep their heads up; they’ve only got four goals on us. It’s not bad, just keep plugging away. They did, we did the best we could,” Mefferd said. The second half started much like the first, with a quick Kalida goal - this time at the 33:28 mark off the foot of freshman midfielder Brittany Kahle. The last goal of the match came from Kalida junior mid-


fielder Laine Laudick at the 6:10 mark to make the score 6-0, which it would remain throughout. “We were able to get everybody a lot of playing time tonight, getting ready for tournament, seeing some new looks and trying a few new things. We were able to put some balls in the back of the net; everything worked out great,” Kehres added. The loss drops the Lady Knights to 1-9-2 on the season; they will battle Ottoville at Ottoville next week in the sectional opener.
half. Senior midfielder Cody Bockrath picked up the assist as he played a ball from the right side of the field to the box where Beckman headed home a shot. The Titans went up 2-0 six minutes later as Beckman scored his second goal of the night as he took a nice give-and-go pass from Chewy Kaufman and knocked home a shot. Despite the Titans two quick goals, the Titan offense hit a lull after that they were unable to increase their lead until there was 17 minutes left in the first half. During that stretch, O-G coach Mike Weihrauch took most of his starters off the field to talk to them. During the starters absence, O-G added a goal when sophomore Mitch Niese put home a goal with 17:01 left in the half. Once the starters returned, senior Nate Toumazos knocked home the teams fourth goal, while Beckman ended the first half scoring with his third goal of the half as he and Lammers hooked up on O-G’s fifth goal with 1:42 left in the half. Beckman also assisted on the Toumazos goal. Van Wert had just two shots on goal the first half, one coming on a direct kick that landed in the hands of Titan goalie Tyler Ellerbrock. The second shot was over the crossbar. O-G scored four times in the second half as Michael Rosebrock scored from 30 yards out, before fellow seniors Cory Imm and Tyler Ellerbrock, who left the goal to play in the field, both scored. Senior Brandon Lauth finished the scoring with 8:34 left. The Cougars had a couple of scoring chances in the second half against three different Titan goalies, but could not get one past them. The Titans second goal starts in the sectional finals against these same Cougars at Defiance on October 20. O-G won the junior varsity match 7-0. ----WBL champ O-G tops Van Wert in three sets By Jim Cox VAN WERT - OttawaGlandorf came into Thursday night’s volleyball match with

(Continued from Page 6) ting), while senior Tammy Wannemacher added four aces (20/20 serving) and junior Tonya Kaufman 10 assists (35/35 setting). ----Defiance brooms away Lady ’Dawgs ELIDA — The Defiance volleyball team swept Elida 25-21, 27-15, 25-21 in Western Buckeye League action Thursday at Eldia. Elida (9-13, 3-6 WBL) stat leaders were: Torie McAdams (10 kills, 1 block), Katie Hawk (24 assists), Erika Kiel (26 digs) and Bethany Koch (3 aces). Elida won the junior varsity match 25-22, 16-25, 25-14. ------Titans notch WBL boys soccer tie By Charlie Warnimont GLANDORF — OttawaGlandorf’s boys soccer team took the field Thursday evening needing a win to gain at least a share of the Western Buckeye League title. A scrappy Van Wert team stood in their way as the Titans attempted to wrap up their fourth WBL title in school history. From the start, the Cougars knew they had their hands full against a veteran Titan squad. Despite a offensive lull by the Titans midway through the opening half, O-G scored five times in the opening half on their way to a 9-0 win over the Cougars at the Titan Soccer Stadium. O-G closes out league play at 8-1, as they have at least a share of the WBL title with Shawnee, and are 14-1 overall, while Van Wert is 3-13 for the season. Ottawa-Glandorf started the match on offense Thursday evening and showed they were serious about getting that title share as they were able to keep the ball on the Van Wert defensive side of the pitch a majority of the half. Although the Cougars were able to hold their own early, the Titans finally got on the scoreboard just over five minutes into the match. Senior forward Eric Beckman gave the Titans a 1-0 lead as he scored with 34:29 left in the opening

to San Francisco in 1958. They’ve really had to scramble this season to get another shot at it. Their bullpen took a huge hit when closer Brian Wilson blew out his elbow; that was just the start. All-Star game MVP Melky Cabrera got a 50-game suspension in August after a positive testosterone test, taking a .346 hitter out of their lineup. The Giants have decided not to bring him back, even though he’s eligible to return for the NL championship series. Two-time Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum pitched so poorly — 15 losses — that he got relegated to the bullpen for the division series. And don’t forget that Posey was coming off a broken leg that wiped out most of his 2011 season, making a great comeback of his own. “Unreal,” said Sergio Romo, who fanned Scott Rolen with two runners aboard to end it. “That guy’s definitely the MVP of our team. We believe he’s the MVP of the league. We wouldn’t be here without him, that’s for dang sure. He’s the one that’s been the face of the team all season long. What a great story with all he’s been through last year.” Posey’s second career grand slam, off Mat Latos, put the Giants up 6-0 in the fifth and sparked a joyous scrum in the San Francisco dugout. The ball smacked off the front of the upper deck in left field, just above Latos’ name on the video board. For the first time in the series, the Giants could exhale. Will Clark, in the 1989 NLCS, and Chuck Hiller, in the 1962 World Series, hit the other Giants’ slams in the postseason. Matt Cain and the bullpen held on, with more help from Posey. The All-Star catcher threw out Jay Bruce at third base to snuff out a sixthinning rally that cut it to 6-3. The Giants had a pair of diving catches that preserved the lead in the eighth. There was more drama in the ninth. Ryan Ludwick singled home a run before Romo got Rolen swinging to end it. The Giants raised their arms, hugged and huddled by the side of the mound, bouncing in unison. “It was a spectacular moment,” outfielder Hunter Pence said. In Cincinnati, the homefield meltdown had a sickeningly familiar feeling. The Reds haven’t won a home playoff game in 17 years. After taking the first two on the West Coast, all they needed was one more at home, where they hadn’t dropped three straight all season. “You get tired of the disappointments but then you get over it,” manager Dusty Baker said. “It hurts big-time.” Once Posey connected, the Reds were the ones facing a steep comeback. They’ve never overcome a 6-run deficit in the playoffs, according to STATS LLC. Couldn’t do it this time, either.

Nationals 2, Cardinals 1 WASHINGTON — Joyous, bouncing teammates waiting to greet him at home, the red-clad crowd raucous as can be, Jayson Werth yanked off his red batting helmet with two hands and thrust it a dozen or more feet overhead. A little less than two years ago, the Washington Nationals showered Werth with millions, persuading him to come show them how to win. On Thursday night, with one swing of his black bat, Werth delivered a gameending homer to extend his club’s surprising season and wipe away whatever disappointments marred his days in D.C. Werth led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a 13-pitch at-bat against reliever Lance Lynn that ended with the ball landing beyond the wall in left field, giving the Nationals a tense 2-1 victory over the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals and forcing a deciding Game 5 in their NL division series. “That’s the way that game should have ended: Jayson Werth hitting a home run,” Nationals manager Davey Johnson said. “He has not hit that many this year. ... Unbelievable. Great effort on his part.” The best-of-5 series will end tonight in Washington, with the winner advancing to face the San Francisco Giants in the NL championship series. The starters will provide a rematch of Game 1, which Washington won, with Gio Gonzalez on the mound for the NL East champion Nationals and Adam Wainwright for the wild-card Cardinals. The homer was Werth’s first of the series, the 14th of his postseason career. He won the 2008 World Series and a string of division titles with the Philadelphia Phillies, then moved to Washington before last season as a free agent on a $126

million, 7-year contract that stunned much of baseball. He managed to hit only five homers and 31 RBIs in 2012, missing 75 games because of a broken left wrist. Last year, his first in Washington, Werth hit only .232 with 58 RBIs and there was grumbling about his worth. That vanished at dusk Thursday, when Werth circled the bases, raising his right index finger in a “No. 1” gesture, while the announced attendance of 44,392 roared and the other Nationals raced out of their dugout to greet him. W e r t h ’ s arrival certainly coincided with a quick turnaround: The Nationals lost 100 games in 2008 and 2009 but led the majors with 98 wins this year. Werth’s shot provided a sudden end to a classic postseason contest filled with tremendous pitching. Each team managed only three hits. Lynn, usually a starter for St. Louis but a reliever in these playoffs, was making his third appearance of this series. The righty was the Cardinals’ third pitcher — facing only one batter — and manager Mike Matheny was asked afterward why he didn’t use closer Jason Motte. “If we were at home, it would have been a very easy decision to bring in Motte,” Matheny replied, explaining that if he used up his closer and St. Louis went ahead later in the game, a reliever not used to getting a save would have needed to try. “Had a lot of confidence in Lance. He came in throwing the ball well. Werth just put together a very good at-bat.” Cardinals batters decidedly did not down the stretch. They made eight consecutive outs via strikeouts against three Nationals pitchers — Jordan Zimmermann, Tyler Clippard and Drew Storen, who threw the top of the ninth and got the win. Zimmermann was making the first relief appearance of his career. Storen walked No. 8 hitter Pete Kozma with two outs, before getting pinch-hitter Matt Carpenter out on a twisting, stumbling overhead catch by shortstop Ian Desmond, who wound up sliding on his belly in short left field. When Desmond rose, he threw the ball into the stands and yelled. For much of the game, the hometown fans were rather quiet, perhaps dreading a sooner-than-expected end to their team’s better-than-expected year. Starters Kyle Lohse and Ross Detwiler were both superb. Lohse lasted seven innings, allowing one run and two hits. Detwiler went six, with one unearned run and three hits all he conceded. Lohse was replaced by Mitchell Boggs, who struck out pinch-hitter Chad Tracy with a man on to end the eighth, before giving way to Lynn. Washington entered Game 4 with all sorts of problems at the plate in the series: 3-for-24 with runners in scoring position, 30 men left on base, a total of only seven runs. Despite those struggles, Johnson didn’t make any changes at all to his lineup. As it turned out, the Nationals didn’t have an at-bat with anyone in scoring position all game. Both runs came on solo shots. Cleanup hitter Adam LaRoche put Washington ahead 1-0 in the second and the Cardinals tied it in the next inning without a hit. Detwiler walked Kozma and after a sacrifice bunt, Jon Jay reached on an error when Desmond booted a grounder. Carlos Beltran’s sac fly scored Kozma. No more scoring until the ninth, when Werth ended things. Tigers 6, Athletics 0 OAKLAND, Calif. — Miguel Cabrera danced on a chair in one corner of the visiting clubhouse, puffing a cigar. Prince Fielder doused his young sons, Jadyn and Haven, with non-alcoholic sparkling wine, then handed them each a bottle to shake and spray. Just when the celebration seemed to be ending, Justin Verlander ran through the door and screamed “Whoo!” On the mound and in the clubhouse, Verlander made sure Detroit’s postseason party wasn’t over yet. The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner and MVP backed up his credentials in the biggest moment of the season Thursday night, throwing a 4-hitter in the decisive Game 5 to get the Tigers back to the AL championship series for a second straight year with a 6-0 victory over the overachieving Oakland Athletics. Verlander delivered in the division series a day after closer Jose Valverde failed to hold a 2-run lead in the ninth that pushed Detroit to the brink after jumping out to a 2-0 series lead back home. The right-hander tossed his first career postseason shutout and complete game with a 122-pitch masterpiece. He struck out 11 and walked one. “He had a look in his eye today,” manager Jim Leyland said. “A complete-game look in his eye.” The Tigers flew back to Detroit to see if they will face either the New York Yankees or Baltimore Orioles. That series is tied at two games apiece heading into Game 5 tonight in New York. Game 1 of the ALCS is scheduled for Saturday. If Baltimore wins, it will start in Detroit. Otherwise the Motown crew is headed to the Big Apple. Verlander was so sharp nobody in the bullpen ever got up to throw. Verlander struck out 22 in his wins on both ends of this nail-biting series and saved his best for last. After the Tigers squandered two chances to clinch the series, including blowing a 2-run, ninth-inning lead in Game 4, Leyland left it all up to Verlander, just as he said he would. “I think it’s one of those things I expected to go nine innings,” Verlander said. “In this situation, in a Game 5, I wanted to go all the way.” Austin Jackson hit an RBI double in the third and a run-scoring single during a 4-run seventh. Fielder also had an RBI single. The Tigers are on to another ALCS despite getting just one RBI all series from Triple Crown winner Cabrera — on a bases-loaded hit by pitch in the final game, no less. Verlander followed up an 11-strikeout outing in Detroit’s 3-1 Game 1 win Saturday with another overpowering performance in his 10th postseason start. After Seth Smith grounded out to end the game, the A’s stayed on the field to greet the fans who were still on their feet chanting “Let’s Go Oakland!” Verlander waved toward the Oakland players in a classy acknowledgment

and Leyland walked over to wish A’s manager Bob Melvin well. Detroit’s offense did more than enough to give Verlander a cushion on another relatively quiet night by Cabrera and Fielder, the team’s $214 million cleanup hitter who signed as a free agent from Milwaukee in the winter. The upstart A’s were attempting to become the ninth team to rally from a 2-0 deficit in a best-of-5 series but couldn’t match the cross-bay Giants after San Francisco won at Cincinnati earlier in the day to reach the NL championship series. Orioles 2, Yankees 1, 13 innings NEW YORK — Just maybe the Baltimore Orioles’ remarkable run into October is not so improbable after all. Seventeen wins in extra innings, 31 victories in 1-run games. Staving off elimination from the postseason twice already. They’ve done all that and might not be done yet. Bouncing back from a demoralizing defeat, the Orioles beat the New York Yankees 2-1 in, yep, 13 innings on J.J. Hardy’s double in Game 4 of the division series Thursday night. Now they get a chance to prove one more time that they’re unflappable, in a winner-take-all Game 5 today. On Thursday they played past midnight, winning a test of wills with the high-priced Yankees for a chance at a spot in the AL championship series against Detroit. Game 1 winner CC Sabathia was set to pitch the deciding game for the Yankees against Jason Hammel. The teams have already split 22 games this year, with New York outscoring Baltimore 103-101. And they have been tied or separated by one run going into the ninth inning of each of this series’ four games. With the innings and hours piling up, the Orioles were 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position until Hardy doubled off David Phelps with one out to score Manny Machado, who had doubled. Phelps had relieved in the 12th after Joba Chamberlain was hit by a flying broken bat, forcing him to leave with a bruised right elbow. Closer Jim Johnson returned from allowing Raul Ibanez’s pinch-hit homer in the ninth inning Wednesday to earn his second save in the series with a perfect 13th. “I don’t take for granted at any time what these guys are accomplishing so far,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. “They know that. I have so much respect for our guys.” Hours after learning Joe Girardi had kept quiet that his father died last Saturday, the Yankees couldn’t rally late. This time, Girardi called upon Eric Chavez to pinch-hit for slumping Alex Rodriguez. He lined out to third base to end it. Baltimore’s win pushed all four division series to five games for the first time since the round began in 1995. After dropping Game 1, the Orioles rebounded with another 1-run win in a season in which they had the best record in the majors in such games at 31-10, 2-1 in this series. But they lost in stunning fashion in 12 innings Wednesday night, when Ibanez homered twice in his two atbats after pinch-hitting for Rodriguez. Didn’t affect these late-inning savants. They came right back Thursday for their first win in extras against the Yankees this year. They also lost twice to New York in extra innings in the regular season before going on a run of 16 straight victories after the ninth inning. It wasn’t easy, though. Nate McLouth homered off Phil Hughes to start the fifth but Baltimore wasted three shots with a runner on third base in the first four innings. They struggled against New York’s bullpen. McLouth also made a leaping catch against the left-field wall to save a run. Matt Wieters knocked Chamberlain out of the game with a broken-bat single to lead off the 12th inning that struck his surgically repaired right elbow. Fans sat silent as Chamberlain bent over in pain. He was checked out by trainer Steve Donahue and Girardi. Chamberlain tested the elbow with three pitches before walking off the field. X-rays were negative. He’s not sure if he’ll be available for Game 5. Many of the Orioles gathered near their bat rack in the dugout for an impromptu cheer before the 13th and Machado then led off with a double. One out later, Hardy hit a 1-bouncer off the wall in left field for his first RBI of the series. Showalter professed confidence in the 51-save Johnson before the game. He backed it up by calling on him for his fourth appearance of the series. Johnson lost the opener after giving up five runs in the ninth and sandwiched saves around his trying homer to Ibanez. Seven Baltimore relievers pitched 7 1/3 innings of 4-hit ball. “There’s really good pitching,” Girardi said. “You’re seeing some really good pitching in these four games.” Baltimore needs it because its top hitters are missing a lot. Mark Reynolds is 3-for-16. Hardy is 3-for18. Wieters is 2-for-17 and Adam Jones is 2-for-19. The Yankees held a moment of silence for Girardi’s dad, Jerry, who died Saturday at 81 and had a long bout with Alzheimer’s. Joe Girardi stood alone in front of the Yankees dugout and wiped his eyes after the national anthem. He blew a kiss to someone in the stands, then fistbumped several coaches and players. Facing elimination for the second time this postseason, Showalter turned again to Joe Saunders. Saunders engaged with Hughes in a duel of who could get out of the tougher jam. The Yankees put a runner on in every inning against Saunders but failed to score until the sixth. Derek Jeter lined an outside pitch to right field for a leadoff double in sixth, advanced on Ichiro Suzuki’s sacrifice and scored on Robinson Cano’s grounder to second. Showalter then lifted Saunders for right-hander Tommy Hunter to face Rodriguez. A-Rod struck out to loud boos and tossed his bat. Rodriguez is 2-for-16 with nine strikeouts in the series.

8 – The Herald

Friday, October 12, 2012

Apocalypic visions at Chernobyl

KIEV -- The apocalyptic visions begin just inside the doors of the Ukrainian National Chernobyl Museum and many of them lead into the Book of Revelation. The final pages of Christian scripture are full of angels, trumpets, flames, thunder, lighting, earthquakes and catastrophes that shake heaven and earth. In this museum, the key is in the eighth chapter: “And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters. And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.” When Ukrainians translate “wormwood” into their own language it becomes “chernobyl.” It’s easy to connect the two when discussing the legacy of pain that followed the 1986 disaster at the Chernobyl Power Station north of Kiev, when explosions and fires at the reactor core released a plume of radioactive debris that drifted over Russia and into Europe. Soviet officials claim a mere 31 died. Ukrainians mock this number, saying it’s impossible to calculate the long-term fallout in cancers, birth defects and other forms of hu-

On Religion
man suffering. “The catastrophe at Chernobyl station took its victims before their time,” said Archpriest Andrei Tkachev of St. Agapit of Pechersk Orthodox Church in Kiev. “Man is supposed to meet death in his own time, when he has a chance to prepare to meet God. That kind of death is a gift from God -- a good death. “That is not what happened for many of the victims of Chernobyl.” The museum opened on April 26, 1992, the sixth anniversary of the disaster and soon after the Soviet Union’s collapse. The exhibits include 7,000 artifacts from the 76 towns and villages -- with 76 churches, in this historically Orthodox culture -- that were razed in the radiation-tainted resettlement zone. The door into a large chamber dedicated to the families and children of Chernobyl leads to the church iconostasis, with a radia-

tion suit hanging in place of the Archangel Michael and barbed wire and a contamination sign blocking the way to the altar. High overhead is an icon of St. Nicholas, the patron saint of endangered children. The altar is gone, replaced by a boat -- to carry souls over the waters of death -- full of children’s toys. Under the boat, the blackness is full of the icons of saints. The Chernobyl disaster was especially poignant, said Tkachev, because it struck a region that for many symbolized the innocence and safety of the past. “The people here were simple people. They didn’t have writers and journalists to tell their stories,” he said. “This is an attempt to tell their story, using what they left behind when they were forced to flee the homes, their schools and their churches. ... “Modern life separates a man who has deep faith from a man who has little. In these villages, life and faith were simply combined and you can see that here.” In one of the starkest images -- over a map of the stricken region -- the melting reactor literally shatters a famous icon of the Virgin Mary holding the Christ child, while an apocalyptic storm swirls around her. “We are tempted to think that fire and water and all the elements of nature are at our

command, but that is not true,” said Tkachev, outside the final exhibit hall. “We can become victims. ... The more technologies are in our lives, the more danger there is that we become their servants, even their slaves.” The archpriest stroked his beard, thinking of another way of stating the ultimate message of this sobering tribute to lessons learned at Chernobyl. Finally he offered a litany of simple images. If a man builds a bicycle and it breaks while he is riding it, then he will be hurt when he falls, said Tkachev. If he builds an airplane and it breaks, he will almost certainly die when it crashes. “Now, if we build a nuclear reactor in our backyard and it breaks, then the catastrophe will kill many and it may last into future generations,” he said. “What this teaches us is that we must fear God and try to be humble about the things that we build with our own hands.” (Terry Mattingly is the director of the Washington Journalism Center at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and leads the project to study religion and the news.)

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By MESFIN FEKADU The Associated Press NEW YORK — Barbra Streisand was full of Brooklyn pride as she belted out wellknown tunes with passion during a concert at the newly built Barclays Center. Thursday night’s three-hour show was Streisand’s return to her hometown, where she’s also performing Saturday on her “Back to Brooklyn” tour. The 70-year-old told the crowd of 18,000 that the last time she performed solo in the New York City borough was “on somebody’s stoop on Pulaski Street” as an 8-year-old. She entered the stage in a shimmery black blazer and long skirt, holding her hands close to the microphone as she hit the right notes on more than two dozen songs, including “People,” “Evergreen” and “The Way We Were.” “Hello Brooklyn,” she yelled. “Who said you can’t come home again, right? Just Thomas Wolfe.” A video from “summer 1979” played on a large screen as people from Streisand’s neighborhood talked about the singer, commenting on her talents, demeanor, family and even her nose. By MARK KENNEDY The Associated Press “Purely a reflection of Brooklyn,” one woman said. As the clip closed another woman said: “Come back to Brooklyn and give us a concert.” “It might have taken me 33 years, but I’m finally here,” she said to the crowd. “I left Brooklyn to pursue my dreams. Brooklyn quite never left me,” she said at another time. Streisand played with the audience, often telling jokes and taking in the many screams of “I love you, Barbra!” The icon looked to the front row at a fan wearing one of her T-Shirts. “You buy it in the shop? It’s cheaper online,” she said, as people laughed. She looked to another in the crowd: “You look like Dick Cheney. See this is what happens when I see the audience, it’s not good.” Streisand performed sitting and standing, as a small table stood next to her where flowers and a mug with chicken soup were placed (she said she woke up with a cold). Ahead of her performance fans submitted questions to Streisand, who answered several of them onstage. One asked if she was aware that

Tom Hanks to make Broadway debut next year
NEW YORK — Tom Hanks will play a gutsy New York City newspaper columnist when he makes his debut on Broadway in the spring. Producers of Nora Ephron’s play “Lucky Guy” announced Thursday that Hanks will play Mike McAlary in the stage biography. Hanks, a two-time Oscar winner, had been in negotiations for the role when Ephron died this summer. Previews begin March 1 at the Broadhurst Theatre and an opening night is set for April 1. McAlary, the city’s one-time dominant tabloid reporter, got the first interview with Abner Louima, a Haitian immigrant who was sodomized and beaten by white police officers at a station house in 1997. McAlary would win the Pulitzer Prize the next year but would die of cancer a few months later at age 41. The director of “Lucky Guy” will be George C. Wolfe. In June, lead producer Colin Callender said his team could “think of no more fitting tribute to her extraordinary writing and remarkable body of work” than to proceed with plans to produce Ephron’s play. Hanks is the star of such films as “Splash,” ‘’Forrest

contemporary singers lip sync. “I’ve heard about that. I could never do it because I’m so bad at it. So I have to apologize because I have to sing live,” she said as the audience roared. Streisand was joined onstage by trumpeter Chris Botti, Italian operatic trio Il Volo and her 45-year-old son Jason Gould, asking him before they sang a duet: “Do you need anything, like, a sweater? You need some chicken soup?” He earned a standing ovation as his mother looked on, gasping “Oh my God.” She remembered late singer Donna Summer by performing their duet “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough).” She also paid tribute to her late friend — composer Marvin Hamlisch — as she sang “The Way We Were,” saying “this is for you” before giving a rousing rendition of the tune. When she performed “You’re the Top,” Streisand changed the lyrics, namedropping fellow Brooklynite Jay-Z, who performed eight shows at the Barclays Center last week. She sang lyrics like: “You’re a Brooklyn Net, on a private jet” and “it’s an accent you can’t drop.”

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BEIJING (AP) — Novelist Mo Yan, this year’s Nobel Prize winner for literature, is practiced in the art of challenging the status quo without offending those who uphold it. Mo, whose popular, sprawling, bawdy tales bring to life rural China, is the first Chinese winner of the literature prize who is not a critic of the authoritarian government. And Thursday’s announcement by the Swedish Academy brought an explosion of pride across Chinese social media. The state-run national broadcaster, China Central Television, reported the news moments later, and the official writers’ association, of which Mo is a vice chairman, lauded the choice. But it also ignited renewed criticisms of Mo from other writers as too willing to serve or too timid to confront a government that heavily censors artists and authors, and punishes those who refuse to obey. The reactions highlight the unusual position Mo holds in Chinese literature. He is a genuinely popular writer who is embraced by the Communist establishment but who also dares, within careful limits, to

Gump,” “Philadelphia,” ‘’Sleepless in Seattle,” ‘’Apollo 13” and “Saving Private Ryan.” Ephron, who died June 26 at age 71, gained recognition as the writer of films such as “When Harry Met Sally” and “Sleepless in Seattle,” which starred Hanks. McAlary, who worked at both the New York Daily News and The New York Post, has already been the subject of a play — Dan Klores’ “The Wood,” which opened off-Broadway at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre last year. He was said to be the inspiration for the character played by Randy Quaid in Ron Howard’s “The Paper.”

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Eighty-seven million Americans watched the first debate between presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. You’d have thought Honey Boo Boo was going to appear on “Dancing With the Stars.” We’d have learned more, however, if the two candidates had appeared on “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” The first thing the moderator does in a modern debate is tell the TV audience that the live audience has been instructed not to clap or cheer for one candidate or the other. So the obvious question is -- why is there a live audience? The real audience is that gigantic TV audience, not the tiny group of people sitting on their hands in the auditorium. Why don’t they stage the debates in an empty studio of some recently canceled celebrity TV talk show? You wouldn’t have to worry about someone in the audience breaking the rules in favor of one candidate, which is bound to happen sooner or later. There was no studio audience for the Kennedy/ Nixon debates, and they went smoothly, so where did this fake “tradition” of live audiences begin? In some TV executive’s tiny, tiny brain, no doubt. Or maybe it came from a Certified Presidential Debate Consultant -- if there is such a thing. If not, you can bet some university will be offering a Ph.D. in that field any day now. It used to be that the camera would break away from the speaker and focus on the nonspeaking debater for a reaction shot of him with a “you just used the wrong fork” look on his face. But in the Obama/Romney debate, the split screen was up almost continuously. When did they start this? But the biggest flaw with the current debate format is not with the candidates, but with the moderators and panelists. The first debate moderator said that a portion of the debate was about the economy. Great! Bring on a couple of economists to ask some questions. Or a couple of CEOs. Or at least someone who can balance a checkbook. Journalists should report what was said at a debate, not be part of it. Lincoln and Douglas did a fine job with no reporters at

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audience sing along with Peter, Paul and Mary. But here’s the deal: I didn’t pay to hear you sing. I paid to hear Peter, Paul and Mary sing. Even if you were good (and I’m sorry, but most of you are not), that’s not what I came to hear. Everyone seemed to figure that out pretty quickly, and hootenannies died a quick, well-deserved death, never to be heard from again. So instead of listening to the audience sing, why not have experts on foreign policy, experts on health care and experts on defense ask the questions at a presidential debate? Whoops! I’ve answered my own question. It would make too much sense. (Jim Mullen’s newest book, “How to Lose Money in Your Spare Time -- At Home,” is available at You can follow him on Pinterest at

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Dear Annie: I am 29 and but rest on the weekends. My sister has never once have been a teacher in a small town for seven years. visited me in all the citDuring this time, I have had ies I’ve lived in. She rarely two serious relationships, inquires about my life. I am fun loving and happy. It hurts but neither worked out. Recently, my mother has that she continually rejects been on me about moving so me, and I wonder why I care I can find someone to marry about a relationship that is so and have kids. I understand one-sided. I have talked to her about that she doesn’t want me to be alone, but, Annie, I have it, and she always says she’ll be in closer conwonderful friends tact, but it never here. Some are as happens. Do I need close as family. to let this relationRight now, ship go? — Wish I I am OK with Had a Sister being single, but Dear Wish: I know that I Your sister is overhave a tendency sensitive and finds to resist change. it difficult to be My mother thinks closer, but she is I will be alone for not toxic, and we the rest of my life don’t believe she is and regret it. I told her I would con- Annie’s Mailbox trying to hurt you. She could actually sider moving, but I really don’t want to leave be jealous of the life you are this place. I love my friends, leading. She seems incapable of the warmth you want, but my job and my students. What should I do? My you apparently have many mother is so upset that it friends who fill that need. makes me stressed. — All You don’t have to cut her off. All you need to do is Talked Out Dear Talked Out: How adjust your expectations. important is it to you (not Please accept your sister’s your mother) to be married? limitations and reconnect in Not everyone needs a life small doses. Dear Annie: I read the partner to lead a happy, fulfilling life. Raising children letter from “Angry and is an entirely separate issue Embarrassed.” As a mothand could involve adop- er of three small children, tion or fostering. And many going out to dinner gives teachers consider their stu- me a break from cooking. dents the only “children” I try to teach my children manners and tell them that they need. It is difficult to meet pro- making a mess is not OK, spective marriage partners but this lady’s grandchild is in areas where the dating 16 months old and cannot pool is small. Even online understand that yet. When my kids make a matchmaking might require relocating. If you can be mess at a restaurant, my hushappy without marriage, tell band and I apologize and your mother the subject is then leave a more generous closed. But if you are simply tip for the server. But I do too frightened to get out of not feel that these parents your comfort zone, please were rude in not cleaning up work on it, with counseling a few noodles that landed on if necessary. You shouldn’t the floor. — Done That have major regrets down the road. Dear Annie: I am 37 and have a rich life with wonderful friendships and a great career. But I am deeply hurt that my sister has never expressed an interest in being a part of my life. She takes things too seriously, often holds grudges over minor criticisms, and assumes the role of victim when anything hurts her feelings, which is often. She married a solid guy, but he’s the type who sees the glass as half-empty. I am returning to my hometown after living abroad for a year, and I wrote about seeing them. My brother-in-law responded (my sister rarely does), but his interest seemed half-hearted, and he made all kinds of excuses about stress from work and not really being able to do much







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Teachers make money selling materials online
By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP The Associated Press SEATTLE — Kristine Nannini spent her summer creating wall charts and student data sheets for her fifth grade class — and making $24,000 online by selling those same materials to other teachers. Teachers like Nannini are making extra money providing materials to their cashstrapped and time-limited colleagues on curriculum sharing sites like teacherspayteachers. com, providing an alternative to more traditional — and generally more expensive — school supply stores. Many districts, teachers and parents say these sites are saving teachers time and money, and giving educators a quick way to make extra income. There is a lot of money to potentially be made. Deanna Jump, a first-grade teacher at Central Fellowship Christian Academy in Macon, Ga., is’s top seller, earning about $1 million in sales over the past two years. She believes the site has been successful because educators are looking for new ways to engage their students, and the materials are relatively inexpensive and move beyond textbooks “I want kids to be so excited about what they’re learning that they can’t wait to tell mom and dad,” she says. Dozens of Internet forums have been created to help teachers distribute their material and pick up ideas from other educators. is one of the biggest. It was started by a former teacher in New York in 2006 and quickly grew. Others followed, like the run by the American Federation of Teachers, the nation’s second largest teachers union, where free curriculum ideas and materials are offered. While most characterize these sites as an inexpensive way for teachers to supplement textbook materials, some teachers may get pushback from administrators for their entrepreneurial efforts. Seattle Public Schools’ recently revised its ethics policy, with the new policy prohibiting teachers from selling anything they developed on district time, said district spokeswoman Teresa Wippel. “Anything created on their own time could also cross a gray line, depending on the item and how closely tied it is to classroom work,” she said. currently has about 300,000 items for sale plus more than 50,000 free items. All told, more than 1 million teachers have bought or sold items on teacherspayteachers. com since it began. Teachers had $5 million in sales during August and September, said site founder Paul Edelman. After paying the site fees, teachers have collectively earned more than $14 million on the site since it was founded. At all of the websites, the quality varies. Jump said she learned over the years that her colleagues — and their students — are only interested in professional-looking materials that offer the kind of information and instruction they need. Teachers are able to rate items offered for purchase or distribution. Teachers often spend their own money on

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Maine town awaits names American Airlines stumbles on path to recovery DALLAS (AP) — Just weeks ago, switch. Domestic traffic fell by 7.1 per- Case’s confidence in the beleaguered in prostitution case American Airlines was working its way cent in September from the same month airline.
KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — Townspeople were waiting with curiosity for the names of people who have been issued summons for allegedly giving business to a local fitness instructor charged with running a prostitution operation out of her Zumba fitness studio and a small office in this southern Maine town. Alexis Wright, a 29-year-old fitness instructor from Wells, has pleaded not guilty to 106 counts of prostitution, invasion of privacy, tax evasion and other charges for allegedly accepting money for sex and secretly videotaping her encounters. Her business partner, Mark Strong Sr., a 57-year-old insurance agent and private investigator from Thomaston, has pleaded not guilty to 59 misdemeanor charges for his alleged role. Searches of Wright’s studio and office have turned up video recordings of sexual acts, billing information and meticulous records about clients, according to court documents. Based on that information, Kennebunk police have been begun issuing summons to Wright’s johns on misdemeanor charges of engaging a prostitute. The names are to be released today in police activity reports that are made public every other week, said Lt. Anthony Burpee. The existence of such a list has fueled speculation about who is on it. Residents have said they’ve heard it could include lawyers, law enforcement officers and some well-known names. On Thursday, a lawyer for two alleged clients filed a motion to block the release of the names. Strong’s attorney, Dan Lilley, has said he has a list of or more than 150 people who were alleged customers, but that he wouldn’t release the names unless they’re called as witnesses if the case goes to trial. through bankruptcy court, on schedule for one of the fastest turnarounds in aviation history. Planes were full. Revenue was pouring in. Then seemingly overnight, American became the butt of jokes from Facebook to late-night TV. A slowdown that American blamed on pilots caused massive delays and cancellations. Then rows of seats came loose on a few planes. Passengers wondered if they’d get where they were going on time — and in one piece. “American Airlines has a new slogan,” Jay Leno joked on NBC’s “The Tonight Show.” ‘’Your seat is free to move about the cabin.” Some travel experts advised booking on other airlines to avoid getting stranded on American. Low-cost rival Spirit Airlines picked on American with this ad: “We let low fares loose, not seats.” American’s on-time record fell well below its competitors, and its cancellations were the highest of any airline. There are signs that the trouble — which began in September when American threw out the union contract of its pilots — is causing passengers to MIAMI (AP) — Crews planned to resume their search this morning for a man still missing two days after a parking garage collapsed at Miami Dade College’s west campus, killing three construction workers. The missing man’s family huddled nearby Thursday waiting for word as workers searched through piles of twisted steel and concrete. A portion of the five-story garage fell to the ground around noon Wednesday. The search was expected to get under way around 8 a.m. today. A police officer who spoke with relatives at the site Thursday said it could take days to find someone in the rubble. a year earlier. No other major airline experienced a drop like that. Thomas W. Horton, CEO of American and parent AMR Corp., acknowledges that a few weeks in September were “very difficult on our customers.” American has said little else to ease customers’ concerns. Horton and other executives instead steer conversations toward the airline’s recent financial performance, which by many measures has led the industry. For six straight months, American — the nation’s third-largest airline — has reported larger gains in a key revenue-per-mile statistic than rivals United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines and US Airways. But its profit margin continues to lag. AMR, which filed for Chapter 11 in late November, could still emerge from bankruptcy protection early in 2013. That would mark a quicker turnaround than the 38 months it took United and the 19 months for Delta. Such speed would impress the bankruptcy court, creditors and potential investors, but it wouldn’t boost Jason

classroom supplies, despite receiving a few hundred dollars a year for that purpose from their districts. Increasingly, teachers say, they are going to these curriculum sharing sites to look for materials like the ones Nannini and Jump made available because their funds go further than at traditional school supply stores. “I guess I’ve created something that everyone really needs,” said Nannini, a Grand Blanc, Mich., teacher who just started her fourth year in the classroom. Jump has made a lot of her money selling science curriculum for the early grades, helping her colleagues teach 7-year-olds about scientific discovery. She has split her earnings between her family, charity and her school, including buying one classroom a smart board. Stephen Wakefield, spokesman for ASCD, a prominent teacher training organization that has a blog promoting ways for teachers to get help online, said no national organizations approve or rate the multitude of online curricula available to teachers. However many offer lists of places for teachers to explore, he said.

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Crews to search for 4th victim in garage rubble
When family members asked whether survival was possible, the officer tried to offer encouragement. Afterward, though, several turned their backs to the rubble and sobbed. “We break down and we console each other,” said Steve Budhoo, who identified his brother as the missing worker. “We are just going through the motions.” Two workers were pronounced dead Wednesday afternoon, shortly after the collapse. A third man, Samuel Perez, 53, was pulled from the piles of wreckage early Thursday after being trapped for about 13 hours. He died a short time after being flown to a Miami hospital. Perez and the two other confirmed fatalities — Jose Calderon and Carlos Hurtado de Mendoza — worked for subcontractors of the firm handling the construction of the five-story garage, Ajax Building Corp. Ajax CEO Bill Byrne said the accident happened as crews were putting in a “spandrel beam” on the day of the collapse. The beam, a five-story, pre-cast concrete puzzle piece that was to attach to an elevator shaft, was still hanging from a crane near the wreckage Thursday. Byrne said the project was utilizing pre-cast concrete construction, in which massive concrete pieces are created off-site and put into place by construction workers.

“I haven’t scheduled any of my upcoming flights on American because of the uncertainty,” says Case, who owns a consulting business in Brookhaven, Miss., and usually flies twice a week on either American or Southwest. He says he booked on Delta and Southwest instead. American has offered passengers a refund if their flight is delayed more than two hours and they choose not to fly. They also can switch to another American flight at no charge or fly on another airline, if seats are available. Robert Mittelstaedt, an aviation expert and dean of the business school at Arizona State University, says it’s critical that American show more empathy for passengers. “The biggest problem they have right now is the potential to lose their most-frequent fliers,” he says. American spokesman Mike Trevino says the company “communicated what we knew as soon as we knew it. As for reassuring passengers, the best way to do that is to identify the cause of a problem and fix it. That’s what happened.” Observers said the method has been around since about the 1950s and in recent decades has become the most common method of garage construction, largely because it is more costeffective. The cause of Wednesday’s collapse hasn’t been determined. Byrne said there was “no warning whatsoever.” The $22.5 million project began in February and the 1,855-space garage was to be finished in December, according to Ajax’s website. The first floor was to have classroom and office space. No students were near the construction site when the structure fell. The campus was evacuated and closed for the rest of the week.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mexican drug cartels are quietly filling the void in the nation’s drug market created by the long effort to crack down on American-made methamphetamine, flooding U.S. cities with exceptionally cheap, extraordinarily potent meth from factory-like “superlabs.” Although Mexican meth is not new to the U.S. drug trade, it now accounts for as much as 80 percent of the meth sold here, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration. And it is as much as 90 percent pure, a level that offers users a faster, more intense and longer-lasting high. “These are sophisticated, high-tech operations in Mexico that are operating with extreme precision,” said Jim Shroba, a DEA agent in St. Louis. “They’re moving it out the door as fast as they can manufacture it.” The cartels are expanding into the U.S. meth market just as they did with heroin: developing an inexpensive, highly addictive form of the drug and sending it through the same pipeline already used to funnel marijuana and cocaine, authorities said. Seizures of meth along the Southwest border have more than quadrupled during the last several years. DEA records reviewed by The Associated Press show that the amount of seized meth jumped from slightly more than 4,000 pounds in 2007 to more than 16,000 pounds in 2011. During that same period, the purity of Mexican meth shot up too, from 39 percent in 2007 to 88 percent by 2011, according to DEA documents. The price fell 69 percent, tumbling from $290 per pure gram to less than $90.

Reality TV show features prettiest sheep

WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) — Authorities looking for a missing 10-year-old Colorado girl are asking the public for help finding a suspect, a day after finding a body in a park. Police have yet to link the body found 7 miles from Jessica Ridgeway’s home to her Oct. 5 disappearance, or even say if it belongs to a child. Jessica disappeared after leaving home to meet friends at a park for her walk to school. On Thursday, the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit released a list of changes that a person committing a crime against a child would exhibit. Among them: sudden differences in appearance, missed appointments, being absent from work, or leaving town with no explanation. An FBI spokesman says the suspect could “be your boss, your friend” or a family member. Police have ruled out Jessica’s parents.

FBI seeks help in finding missing girl

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The street level of Ousmane Ndiaye’s building features a fabric shop. He and his family live in a posh apartment on the second floor. Their upstairs neighbors? His beloved ram Billal and 10 other sheep. Here his animals prance on a sunny outdoor terrace well above the commotion of buses and vendors below, and only rarely use the building’s winding staircase. Billal is fed the family’s dinner leftovers, and Ndiaye jokes that his wife is jealous of his sheep. The family even foregoes potential rental income by leaving the upper level of their building unfinished. “I could rent this place out for 250,000 francs ($500) a month, but I prefer to keep Billal and my sheep here,” says Ndiaye, 60, sporting a royal blue boubou as he strokes the head of the sheep he hopes will become a reality television star. In a nation where sheep are given names and kept inside homes as companion animals, the most popular television show is “Khar Bii,” or literally, “This Sheep,” in the local Wolof language. It’s an American Idol-style nationwide search for Senegal’s most perfect specimen. Now in its fourth season, the show airs several times a week in the months leading up to Eid al-Adha, or Tabaski, as it’s known here. The feast of sacrifice is when Muslims around the world slaughter animals in remembrance of Abraham’s near-sacrifice of his son. In Senegal, the sheep’s ties to the important religious holiday have made them a part of many urban families in this predominantly Muslim country of 12.8 million people. Still, every family that can sacrifices a ram at Tabaski, when an estimated 712,000 sheep will be purchased for slaughter. Some 240,000 of those are in the Dakar region alone, where supermarkets are already offering scratch tickets for a chance to win a free Tabaski sheep.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Space shuttle Endeavour is on its way to a Los Angeles museum where it will spend its retirement. The California Science Center says the shuttle is now traveling along a city street after leaving Los Angeles International Airport property shortly after 2 a.m. PDT today. Benjamin Scheier of the Science Center says the shuttle began rolling out of its hangar about 11:30 p.m. Thursday, beginning its two-day, 12-mile trip to the Science Center where it will go on display. Los Angeles police Sgt. Rudy Lopez says the shuttle was delayed for a little while on the tarmac after developing a problem with the trailer, but he says the glitch was quickly repaired and the journey resumed. Now, the space craft will travel slowly for the next two hours to a private parking lot where it will have a nine-hour layover as crews deal with power lines father ahead on the route.

Space shuttle NYC, rabbis clash over circumcision ritual NEW embarks on trip group of YORK (AP) — A oped brain damage. Two freedom. regulation were rabbis is clashing died. If the with New York City health The deaths prompted some to take effect, rabbis “will to LA museum officials over the safety of an doctors to call for the practice be forced to serve as the
ancient circumcision ritual. Three rabbis and three Jewish groups asked a federal court Thursday to block enforcement of a new regulation requiring written parental consent for a rite called “metzitzah b’peh,” in Hebrew, which city health experts said can spread infection and has killed two children since 2004. During the ritual, the person performing the circumcision attempts to cleanse the wound by sucking blood from the cut and spitting it aside. The saliva contact puts the infant at increased risk of getting herpes simplex, a virus that is carried harmlessly by a large majority of adults but that can be deadly in newborns. New York City’s Health Department said it has documented 11 cases of the infection since 2000 among children believed to have undergone the ritual. Ten required hospitalization. Two develto be banned entirely, but the city’s Board of Health adopted a compromise approach instead last month. Under the new rule, mohelim performing the circumcision would be required inform parents that the city believed the procedure was dangerous and have them sign a consent form. No one would collect the forms, and the mohelim would be required to keep them for a year before destroying them. In their lawsuit filed Thursday, rabbis Samuel Blum, Ahron Leiman and Shloime Eichenstein said the city had exaggerated the potential for harm and infringed on their religious

Department’s mouthpiece for dispensing opinion and ‘advice’ that directly undermines the required religious ritual that these mohelim regularly perform, in violation of their rights to freedom of speech and freedom of religious exercise,” the suit said. The lawsuit, joined by the Central Rabbinical Congress of the USA and Canada, Agudath Israel of America and the International Bris Association, also argued that the city’s safety studies were flawed and that the procedure, when performed properly, was “very safe.” It said compelling the rabbis to warn against the procedure was unconstitutional.

MIAMI (AP) — It’s not that body parts never wash ashore on Florida beaches. But usually it’s not an eye the size of a softball. State wildlife officials are trying to determine the species of a blue eyeball found by a man Wednesday at Pompano Beach, north of Fort Lauderdale. They put the eyeball on ice so it can be analyzed at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg. Agency spokeswoman Carli Segelson says the eyeball likely came from a marine animal, since it was found on a beach. Possible candidates include a giant squid, a whale or some type of large fish.

Softball-sized eyeball washes up on beach

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