50¢ daily Veterans to be honored tonight Veterans will be honored prior to tonight’s Spencerville at Jefferson football game at Stadium Park. Veterans can get into the game free by signing their name and branch they served in at the gate. If they would choose, they need to be on the field by 7:05 p.m. to take part in a flag ceremony prior to the game. Jefferson DYH sign-ups on-going Sign-ups for the DYH Saturday Morning Basketball Program (boys in grades 2-6) are on-going and forms can still be picked up and returned to the offices of Jefferson Middle School and Franklin and Landeck elementaries during normal office hours. Player evaluations are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday: 5-30-6:15 p.m. Grades 2-3; 6:157 p.m. Grades 4-6. Contact Ed Smith at (419) 236-4754 for more info. Jefferson alumni boys scrimmage Nov. 21 The Jefferson boys basketball team will be hosting its 2nd annual Alumni Scrimmage 6 p.m. Nov. 21 at Jefferson Middle School. The alumni will scrimmage this year’s JV and varsity teams. All former players are welcome and encouraged to participate. Contact Michael Wiltsie at (419) 302-8989 to register or head coach Marc Smith at (419) 6157233 with any questions. Baseball positions open at SJ, FJ St. John’s is looking to fill the position of head varsity baseball coach. If interested, e-mail your information to Athletic Director Todd Schulte at schulte@ Fort Jennings is also looking for head varsity and varsity assistant baseball coaches for 2013. Anyone interested in applying should send letter of interest and a resume to: Mr. Todd Hoehn, P.O. Box 98, Fort Jennings, Ohio 45844; or e-mail at t_hoehn@ Deadline is Nov. 9 or until filled. TODAY Football NWC (7:30 p.m.): Spencerville at Jefferson; Columbus Grove at Bluffton; Crestview at Paulding; LCC at Ada; Allen East at Swanton, 7 p.m. MAC (7:30 p.m.): St. John’s at Minster; Marion Local at New Bremen; Parkway at Anna; Fort Recovery at Coldwater; Versailles at St. Henry. WBL (7:30 p.m.): Elida at Defiance; Van Wert at O-G; St. Marys at Shawnee; Bath at Celina; Wapak at Kenton. SATURDAY Girls Soccer Tournament DIVISION III At Bath: Kalida vs. Coldwater, 5:30 p.m. Co-ed Cross Country Regionals at Tiffin (Spencerville/Kalida girls, Lincolnview/Columbus Grove/Van Wert boys), Youngstown (Curtis Pohlman - St. John’s), Troy (Alexis Ricker - Columbus Grove) - 11 a.m. Partly cloudy Saturday with a 20 percent chance of rain showers in the morning. Highs in the lower 50s. Lows in the mid 30s. See page 2. Obituaries State/Local Politics Community Sports Church Classifieds TV Halloween 2 3 4 5 6-8 9 10 11 12

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Peters: breast cancer put life in perspective
BY STACY TAFF DELPHOS—Cancer is a word that carries heavy implications — all of which are frightening. So when Laura Peters was diagnosed with breast cancer a year ago, she was surprised that she never felt her life was in danger. “When you’re first diagnosed, there’s a numbing effect. The world stops and then you have to put everything into perspective,” she said. “Since then, I’ve had people ask me if I was ever afraid I was going to die. To be honest, I never felt that way. It never crossed my mind. Breast cancer isn’t considered a life-threatening disease anymore. They’re calling it a chronic illness. Early detection is still the best thing.” Peters was diagnosed with stage 2 infiltrating ductal carcinoma, the most common type of breast cancer. After the lumpectomy, Peters says all her treatments were preventative. “I had moved my yearly mammograms to October and last year when I went in, the girl who examined me thought she felt something,” she said. “My mammogram was on Oct. 27 of last year and on Nov. 8, I was diagnosed. “After my surgery, I had four sessions of what they call AC chemotherapy. Then I did 12 treatments of Taxol. Dr. Gerad at St. Rita’s does those weekly. After that, I did 33 daily treatments of radiation and the ride over to the hospital actually took longer than the treatments. I was there maybe 15 minutes and that includes getting everything ready. I think the radiation itself By STEPHANIE GROVES took 30-40 seconds and the last five treatments were about eight seconds. “It’s hard to nail down a date for when I was considered cancer-free because they tell you that you start to recover the day you’re diagnosed,” she continued. “My treatments were all preventative. They removed the problem with the surgery, so everything after that was just to make sure it didn’t go anywhere else and to keep it from coming back. Aug. 20 was my last treatment.” Even though cancer treatments are nothing to look forward to, Peters says she feels fortunate things went as well as they did. “Some people have a terrible time of it with infections and fevers,” she said. “I mean, with the first four treatments I would be up around midnight sick to my stomach but then I was able to fall back asleep. I was very fortunate that I didn’t have to deal with all of that.” Peters said the worst part of the whole experience was losing her hair. “Most people weren’t even aware that I was wearing a wig,” she said. “I got several compliments with people saying things like, ‘Oh, you got your hair highlighted!’ I never knew what to say with things like that because you don’t want to embarrass them by saying it’s a wig.” Once Peters got past the shock, she began to see the silver lining. “It’s so low-maintenance. All I do when I get out of the shower is run a towel over it and run a comb through it and I’m done,” she said. “I got to sleep

Droves of children from the Delphos area and their parents went in search of candy during Trick-or-Treat Thursday night. Highlights of the night were Trunk-or-Treat at Trinity United Methodist Church, a haunted lobby at the Delphos Police Department This trick-or-treater gives a whole new meaning to and Safety Pup handing out candy at the Fire Department. Above: Riley Metzger and “zip it.” See more photos on page 12. her pony “Chez” dressed as witches for Trunk-or-Treat at Trinity United Methodist.

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Issue 2: ‘The Common Sense Citizens’ Initiative’
DELPHOS — Only 11 days remain before “We the People” decide the fate of the nation. This general election includes a decision by Ohio voters on Issue 2, a bill highly-scrutinized and/or analyzed by both parties. Issue 2 creates a complex system for redistricting where the chief justice of the Ohio Supreme Court is charged with choosing “by lot” a panel of eight Ohio Court of Appeals judges. This panel then designates 42 individuals to potentially serve on the newly-created Ohio Citizens Independent Redistricting Commission. Then, the leaders of the Ohio House of Representatives from each major party are presented with the opportunity to pare down the potential list to 24. The panel of Appeals judges then chooses, by lot, nine members from the list of 24 to actually serve on the commission. This 9-member panel then selects three more members to serve on the commission from the remaining candidates not selected by the judges.

in an extra half hour because I didn’t have to do anything with it. Some people have asked me if I’m going to keep it short. It was horrible at first but now I kind of like it.” Peters says her experience has made her realize what a great support system she has. “My relationships with my husband and my daughters have grown so much closer,” she said. “My daughters Rachel and Michelle designed a shirt for me. They both live out of town and that was their way of helping me get through it. My husband Chuck was really good about not letting me over-do things around the house. I haven’t picked up the sweeper in a year. “You really learn who your true friends are when you go through something like this,” she added. “I received so many notes from people I don’t even really talk to. Even at St. Rita’s, the nurses and staff were wonderful, kind, caring, compassionate. The second time I went in there they all knew me by name. You’re not just another number to them.” Peters, who works as assistant treasurer for Delphos City Schools, says she kept working throughout her treatment. “I would come in and work Stacy Taff photo in the mornings and then go to my treatment. Sometimes, I Breast cancer survivor Laura Peters wears the T-shirt wouldn’t come in the day after, her daughters designed for her after she was diagnosed just to rest and keep from running myself down,” she said. last year. The shirt is still available at Delphos Sporting “Everyone here was so support- Goods. ive and understanding.” inspiration for me. She said this that I would like to have gone No matter how long or hard is never something you want to to but I didn’t want to be around the battle is, surviving cancer do but it’s something you can crowds. I figure I’ll get to make teaches important life lessons. get through,” Peters added. “In up for that later. You learn to “My friend Becky the last year, I haven’t done a put what’s important first and Berelsman is a breast cancer lot. I’ve just tried to get through the rest can wait.” survivor and she’s been an it. There were things I missed through their elected representatives. 2. Commission members are not accountable to Ohio taxpayers or their elected representatives; Issue 2 provides no means for them to be removed. It also gives no authority to government watchdogs such as the Ohio Inspector General or the Ohio Ethics Commission to investigate unethical and illegal behavior by commission members or their staff. 3. Issue 2 creates a large government bureaucracy, overseen by unelected czars who set their own pay and budget. It allows commission members to spend as much as they demand on permanent staff, consultants, lawyers and operating costs – with no accountability to taxpayers or their elected representatives. 4. Issue 2 is so poorly written that it does not allow for the removal of commission members for any reason – even if they commit a crime. However, it allows commission appointees to be chosen in secret, shielding the selection process from public scrutiny and subjecting it to See ISSUE 2, page 2



This 12-person commission is then charged with developing the legislative districts for the Ohio House of Representatives, Ohio Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. If they fail to come up with a plan for new legislative boundaries, the Ohio Supreme Court could be charged with adopting a plan. The opposition, Protect Your Vote, believes the right to vote is being threatened and as a voter, there are five things one needs to know: 1. Issue 2 changes the Ohio Constitution to create a permanent taxpayer-funded bureaucratic commission that is accountable to no one. It removes the right of Ohio voters to have a voice in determining state legislative and Congressional district lines

Delphos kicks off 2012 United Way campaign
BY NANCY SPENCER DELPHOS — Delphos has been charged with raising $38,000 this year in its annual United Way Campaign. United Way of Greater Lima President and CEO Phil

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Hayne and local Co-chair Bob Schulte hosted an open house Thursday at Spherion to kick off the campaign. “We have increased the goal by 10 percent and are hoping to increase donors in Delphos by 15 this year,” See UNITED WAY, page 2

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(Continued from page 1) Hayne said. “We are focusing on getting new donors on top of the donors we have. If we can get three or four new donors, the dollars will follow.” Local workers can expect to pledge cards soon. Allen County United Way agencies include: Allen County Council On Aging, American Red Cross, The Arc (Association for Retarded Citizens), Big Brothers/ Big Sisters, Boy Scouts of America/Black Swamp Area Council, Bradfield Community Center, Catholic Charities, Cheryl Allen Southside Center, Children’s Developmental Center, Crime Victim Services, Crossroads Crisis Center, Delphos Senior Citizens, Family Resource Center, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, Appleseed Ridge Region, Goodwill Easter Seals, Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Literacy Council/ Northwest Ohio, Mobility Foundation, Area Agency on Aging 3, Salvation Army,

Senior Citizens Services, Lima-UMADAOP, West Ohio Food Bank, YMCA/ The Lima Family, YWCA of Lima and YW Child Care Resource and Referral. Van Wert County United Way agencies are: American Red Cross, Angel Foundation, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Boy Scouts, Buckeye Y, Community Action Commission, Convoy Sports Center, Council on Aging, Crisis Care Line, Delphos Senior Citizens Center, Family and Children First, Family Health Center of Northwest Ohio, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, Habitat for Humanity of Van Wert County, Help Me Grow, Lincolnview Latchkey, Middle Point Community Recreation Association, Ohio City Food Bank, Ohio City Youth, Salvation Army, Van Wert County Family & Children First, Van Wert County Victims Services, Wee Care Day Care Center, West Ohio Food Bank, Willshire Youth Activities, Wren Ballpark Association, YMCA and YWCA.

For The Record Issue 2
(Continued from page 1) political influence. This unlimited and untested new bureaucracy would be locked into the Ohio Constitution; if this plan does not work, it would be extremely difficult for Ohioans to change, amend or repeal. 5. Issue 2 does not take politics out of the redistricting process; it lacks a requirement that commission decisions be made with a bi-partisan, super-majority vote, allowing for bitter partisan fights, political gridlock and 1-party control. Issue 2 has raised strong objections from the Ohio State Bar Association and Ohio appeals court judges for politicizing the state’s impartial judiciary; under the plan, Ohio appellate court judges will be lobbied by special interests and political parties to pick certain commission members, who then become very powerful political players and also be subject to strong influence from special interests. In addition, most Ohioans would be prohibited from serving on the commission due to some unforeseen circumstance, including a lapse in voting history or negative employment record of a family member. Consider these examples: • A law-abiding, taxpaying Ohio citizen whose son or daughter earned a paid internship with a state or federal elected official is out. A convicted felon is in. • Lobbyists are out and their employers are in. •Ohioans who have donated $5,000 or more to political campaigns or parties over two years nationally are out. Someone who contributed $4,999 is in. • An individual who gave $5,000 or more of their personal income to political campaigns or parties over two years is out. An individual who directs a political action committee that gave $5,000 or more is in. The proponents, Voters First, believe the amendment will create a fair, bi-partisan commission which will fix redistricting abuse in Ohio. 1. Citizens, not politicians: Instead of the current procedures (in which politicians draw district boundaries that unfairly favor their own party and/or protect incumbents), a 12-member Citizens Commission will create the districts; any member of the public can submit a plan for consideration. 2. Openness and transparency: All meetings, records, communications and draft plans of the commission must be open to the public; no more back-room deals. 3. Balance and impartiality: The commission will for

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include equal numbers of Republicans, Democrats and Independents and the approval of at least seven of the 12 members will be required for the adoption of any plan. This will ensure that the final plan fairly represents all Ohioans, not just those currently in power. 4. Community representation: Districts will be created that are geographically compact and minimize the division of counties, townships, municipalities and wards between different districts. 5. Accountability and competitive districts: Politically-balanced districts will be created, rather than “safe districts” which make it difficult or impossible for voters to hold elected officials accountable. 6. Fairness: To the greatest extent possible, the share of districts leaning toward a party will reflect the political preferences of the voters of Ohio. Voters First is led by the League of Women Voters and supported by a broad coalition of groups and people from across Ohio. It was created to take the power over drawing congressional and legislative districts out of the hands of the politicians and put it in the hands of the people. For more information, visit these sites: stateimpact.; upload/ballotboard/2012/2language-a.pdf; sos. ballotboard/2012/2-for.pdf; ballotboard/2012/2-against. pdf; and endorsements/.


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Oct. 30, 1919-Oct. 25, 2012 Alice M. Maag, 92, of Fort Jennings died at 9:20 a.m. Thursday at Vancrest of Delphos. She was born Oct. 30, 1919, in Ottoville to Sylvester and Regina (Wurst) Wannemacher, who preceded her in death. On Aug. 10, 1939 she married Cletus Maag, who died June 24, 1985. Survivor include 10 children, Ronald (Joyce) Maag of Fort Jennings, Gary (Diane) Maag of Kalida, Bill (Norma) Maag of Fort Jennings, Judy (Karl) Fortman of Kalida, Janice (Alan) Schroeder of Fort Jennings, John Maag of Lima, Randy (Rita) Maag of Cloverdale, Rick (Laurie) Maag of Fort Jennings, Tim (Janet) Maag of Monroe, Mich., and Terry (Mary) Maag of Fort Jennings; 33 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great granddaughter. She was also preceded in death by four grandchildren, Steve Maag, Kelly Maag, Robert Maag, and Rob Kortokrax; four brothers, Earl, Richard, Norval and Robert Wannemacher; and three sisters, Jean Leonard, Priscilla Wannemacher and Rita Eickholt. Mrs. Maag retired from GTE Sylvania formerly of Ottawa. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fort Jennings, and its Rosary Altar and Catholic Ladies of Columbia societies. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Revs. Joseph Weigman and Charles Obinwa officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. today at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township (corner of St Rts 224 & 634); and one hour prior to the mass on Saturday at the church. There will be a scripture service at 2 p.m. and a rosary at 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to a charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences can be expressed at:

CLEVELAND (AP) — These Ohio lotteries were drawn Thursday: Mega Millions Estimated jackpot: $21 million Pick 3 Evening 6-3-1 Pick 3 Midday 1-0-3 Pick 4 Evening 0-9-2-0 Pick 4 Midday 0-0-3-4 Pick 5 Evening 7-6-6-0-5 Pick 5 Midday 1-7-9-4-0 Powerball Estimated jackpot: $100 million Rolling Cash 5 13-20-30-31-38 Estimated jackpot: $110,000

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Vantage Cosmetology senior Angel Cummings from Lincolnview, left, assists her classmates Maddy Braun (Van Wert), Destiny Hines (Van Wert) and Ashley Antoine (Paulding) during her lab demonstration on braiding.

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The Vantage senior Cosmetology class is proud to announce that the Avantage Salon is now open. This year brings more specialty services than ever before. New spa services include: spa pedicures, gel polish, paraffin dipping” for extremely dry hands, “Tea Tree Experience” deepconditioning treatment and aromatherapy. The salon will now be open from 8:30-11 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. A variety of cosmetology services including hair care, skin care, manicures, pedicures, permanents, hair cutting and styling are being offered. Groups are always welcome. It’s a great way to have a “ladies morning out.” Call 419-238-5411 ext. 2409 to make an appointment. Please note that if school is on a delay, cosmetology services are cancelled for the day. In addition to serving customers, students are also taught salon management skills, retailing practices and communication skills. Students also study the spe-

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Vantage FFA fruit sales are underway now and end Nov. 9. Students will be selling fruit through their career tech youth organization. Vantage Career Center’s FFA coordinates this school-wide fundraiser. Money earned is used by students who compete in regional, state and national competitions, as well as for community service projects, field trips and banquets. This year, the following fruit is available for purchase: Navel oranges, $24/full case, $14/half case; Hamlins, $20/full case, $12 half case; Pink Grapefruit, $24/full case, $14/half case; Tangelos, $24/full case, $14/half case. You may also buy a Mixed fruit case, $24, a Trio case (red delicious apples, pink grapefruit, and navel oranges) for $26, or a Fresh Fruit Sampler case (apples, pears, pink grapefruit, tangerines, and navel oranges) for $26. Also available are skinless southern fried peanuts (16 oz. can) $5, mixed nuts (1 lb. can) $7, brittle bites (12 oz. can) $5, and a 3 piece gift pack of brittle bites, honey krunch, and skinless peanuts for $13. Contact a Vantage student, or call 419-238-5411 or 1-800-686-3944 ext. 2154. Orders can be left on voicemail. Be sure to leave a name and phone number. Fruit delivery will begin the first week of December. Checks should be made payable to Vantage Career Center.

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US economic growth up to 2 pct. rate in Q3
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER The Associated Press homebuilding and renovations increased at an annual rate of more than 14 percent. And federal spending surged, mainly because of the sharpest increase in defense spending in more than three years. Growth was held back by the first drop in exports in more than three years and flat business investment in equipment and software. The economy was also slowed by the severe drought last summer in the Midwest. The drought cut agriculture stockpiles and reduced growth by nearly a half-point. The government’s report covers gross domestic product. GDP measures the nation’s total output of goods and services — from restaurant meals and haircuts to airplanes, appliances and highways. It was the government’s first of three estimates of growth for the July-September quarter. And it sketched a picture that’s been familiar all year: The economy is growing at a tepid rate, slowed by high unemployment and corporate anxiety over an unresolved budget crisis and a slowing global economy. While growth remains modest, the factors supporting

One Year Ago • What happens when yo-yos and a positive message collide? The NED Show. Students in grades K-6 at St. John’s Elementary Schools were treated to the character-building program Monday afternoon. Yo-Yo performer Gary Garland and his cartoon friend, NED, brought the message: Never give up; Encourage others; and Do your best. 25 Years — 1987 • Westrich’s celebrated 50 years of doing business in Delphos Sunday with an open house at the Firemen’s Clubhouse. Among those visiting with Dee and Mel Westrich was Richard Heck. Heck was the store’s first employee in 1937. He now lives in Worthington, Ind. Westrich’s has three locations in Delphos with the main store at 205 N. Main St., annex store at 238 N. Main St. and the warehouse store at 1105 Elida Rd. • Gregory A. Redmon of Delphos bagged a pronghorn antelope with 13-inch horns during a hunting trip he won to Noonan’s Gulch Outfitters at Broadus, Mont. Russ Greenwald, owner of the land and lodge, gives two handicapped veterans the opportunity for a four-day weekend of big game hunting. Redmon learned Memorial Day he was the winner of the trip. • The Twins won the World Series Sunday night, defeating the St. Louis Cardinals, 4-2 in the decisive seventh game. It ended more than three decades of frustration for Minnesotans, who had watched their sports teams and politicians always come up short in the big ones. 50 Years Ago — 1962 • Two Delphos residents, Sara Jean Burgess and Melvin Arthur Rode, are among the 22 Ohio Northern University seniors who have been nominated for inclusion in the 1962-63 issue of Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. Burgess is an English major and Rode is majoring in electrical engineering. • St. John’s High School band will pay special tribute to its senior members during the halftime program at the St. John’sLima Central Catholic football game. Head majorette Dee Ann Westrich and majorette Joyce Welch will be turning in the last of their performances. Richard Dickrede, trombone; Betty Burger, trombone; Jane Van Pelt, clarinet; Jane Reddington, drums; Joann Hilvers, clarinet and Ronald Goergens, tuba, will be the seniors honored. • Saturday afternoon will mark the last time mail will be dispatched or received by train at Middle Point, according to Postmaster Robert F. Burton. Mike Schlereth, village blacksmith, has been hanging the mail for the last several years, but when he hangs the mail at 2:45 Saturday afternoon it will be the last time. 75 Years Ago — 1937 • Special entertainment is being arranged for the U Be See Electric School which is to be held at Jefferson auditorium this week. The other firms cooperating in conducting the school are: Lima-Kenton Grocery Company, Ohio Power Company, John Metzner, Delphos Herald and Courant, Weisgerber’s Furniture Store, Frank Kurber’s G. E. Electric Store, Delphos Hardware Company, Pitsenbarger and Zueber, Margie’s Beauty Shop, and Roth’s Meat Market. • The annual fall bazaar will be held at Ottoville on Nov. 14-15, under the auspices of the societies of Immaculate Conception Church. The societies of St. Joseph’s Church, Fort Jennings, will hold their annual fall bazaar on Nov. 7-8. The chicken suppers will be served in the basement of the grade school at Fort Jennings and the festival proper will be held in King’s Hall. • A play, “The Taming of Taffy,” will be presented by the senior class of Middle Point High School Nov. 3 in the school auditorium. Cast members include Ethel Ritchie, Floyd Schlereth, Lillian Miller, Edith Ringwalk, Billie Clawson, John Scott, Herman Baldauf, Ralph Renner, Robert Engle and Leah Summersett.


Romney pressed on abortion question

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DEFIANCE (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney is renewing his focus on the nation’s economy while facing continued pressure to break his silence on a GOP Senate candidate’s statement that any pregnancy resulting from rape is “something God intended.” As Election Day looms less than two weeks away, the Republican presidential contender is also trying to move past new questions about his role in a key supporter’s divorce. Court documents released Thursday reveal that Romney created a special class of company stock for Staples founder Tom Stemberg’s then-wife as a “favor.” Romney has so far ignored the criticism and is instead accusing President Barack Obama of playing partisan politics in an “incredibly shrinking campaign.” “This campaign is growing. The momentum is building. We’re taking back America,” Romney told 12,000 supporters in Ohio late Thursday, the same night that media trackers confirmed the Republican’s campaign was expanding its television advertising into Minnesota. The economy was to play prominently in the presidential contest today. As Obama takes a break from the campaign trail, Romney was to deliver what his campaign billed as a significant economic address in swing state Iowa. While he was not expected to break new ground, his campaign said Romney would use the speech to help crystalize the differences between each candidate’s economic approach on the same day the government issues its final report on GDP growth before the Nov. 6 election. The report — set for release at 8:30 a.m. — was expected to show that growth picked up only slightly in the third quarter. Tepid growth has given Romney an opening to challenge Obama’s assessment that the economy is moving in the right direction. Obama arrived back in Washington late Thursday following a 40-hour battleground state blitz that took him to eight states. He was taking a brief break from the campaign trail today and planned to spend much of the day at the White House. But the Democratic campaign wasn’t ceding the spotlight to Romney. Obama had a series of interviews scheduled, including several with local television stations in swing states. And the campaign announced today the president will travel next week to Colorado, Wisconsin and Ohio for a series of campaign rallies and events. The president was also using a trio of national interviews to reach key constituencies, including an MTV interview aimed at rallying the youth vote and a sit-down with American Urban Radio Networks, which has a largely black audience. The president was also scheduled to talk with Michael Smerconish, the conservativeleaning radio host who backed Obama in the 2008 election.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew at a slightly faster 2 percent annual rate from July through September, buoyed by more spending by consumers and the federal government. Growth accelerated from the 1.3 percent rate in the April-June quarter, the Commerce Department said today. The report is the last snapshot of economic growth before Americans choose a president in 11 days. The pickup in growth could lend weight to President Barack Obama’s message that the economy is improving. Still, growth remains too weak to rapidly boost hiring. And the 1.74 percent annual growth rate for the first nine months of 2012 trails last year’s 1.8 percent growth — a point that Republican nominee Mitt Romney might emphasize. The economy grew faster last quarter because consumer spending rose at a 2 percent annual rate, up from a 1.5 percent rate in the second quarter. Spending on

Panetta: US lacked early info on Benghazi attack
By LOLITA C. BALDOR and DONNA CASSATA The Associated Press Panetta was referring to Gen. Carter Ham, the head of U.S. Africa Command, and Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In a letter to President Barack Obama on Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner questioned whether the White House considered military options during or immediately after the attack, and he questioned what the president knew about security threats in the country. He said that the national debate over the incident shows that Americans are concerned and frustrated about the administration’s response to the attack. “Can you explain what options were presented to you or your staff, and why it appears assets were not allowed to be pre-positioned, let alone utilized? If these reports are accurate, the artificial constraint on the range of options at your disposal would be deeply troubling,” Boehner, R-Ohio, wrote. U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the attack, which has become a heated campaign issue less than two weeks before the election. Republicans have criticized the Obama administration’s failure to more quickly acknowledge that intelligence suggested very early on that it was a planned “Television is broadcast and radio is narrowcast, so it’s much easier for campaigns to track a specific demographic on radio,” said Marvin Overby, a political science professor at the University of Missouri who studies radio advertising in campaigns. “Unlike TV, which many people watch on DVR and skip through ads, people listen to radio at work or in their car and are a more captive audience.” Campaigns tend to deliver tougher, more specific messages through radio than they do in television ads, which are widely aired and easy for the opposing campaign to see and respond to. “Radio is where campaigns throw out red meat — they can be more raw and more inflammatory,” Overby said. Radio is a campaign’s purest form of micro-targeting, best used to reach base voters, not undecided voters, strategists said. Republicans typically place ads on Christian and country music stations and on talk radio, while Democrats make heavy use of urban and Hispanic radio and pop stations to reach younger voters. Both sides are boosting their presence on Pandora, the Internet radio site where listeners build their

the economy have changed. Exports and business investment drove growth for most of the recovery, but are now fading. Meanwhile, consumer spending has ticked up. And housing is adding to growth after a six-year slump. Consumer spending drives nearly 70 percent of economic activity. Businesses have grown more cautious since spring, in part because customer demand has remained modest and exports have declined as the global economy has slowed. Many companies worry that their overseas sales could dampen further if recession spreads throughout Europe and growth slows further in China, India and other developing countries. Businesses also fear the tax increases and government spending cuts that will kick in next year if Congress doesn’t reach a budget deal. Since the recovery from the Great Recession began in June 2009, the U.S. economy has grown at the slowest rate of any recovery in the post-World War II period. And economists think growth will remain sluggish at least through the first half of 2013.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military did not quickly intervene during the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya last month because military leaders did not have adequate intelligence information and felt they should not put American forces at risk, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday. In his most extensive comments to date on the unfolding controversy surrounding the attack in Benghazi, Panetta said U.S. forces were on heightened alert because of the anniversary of 9/11 and prepared to respond. But, he said, the attack happened over a few hours and was over before the U.S. had the chance to know what was really occurring. “(The) basic principle is that you don’t deploy forces into harm’s way without knowing what’s going on; without having some realtime information about what’s taking place,” Panetta told Pentagon reporters. “And as a result of not having that kind of information, the commander who was on the ground in that area, Gen. Ham, Gen. Dempsey and I felt very strongly that we could not put forces at risk in that situation.” By BETH FOUHY The Associated Press

Campaigns deploy radio ads to gin up base voters
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Drivers listening to adult contemporary radio along Interstate 4 in central Florida are hearing ads like this: “President Obama raised taxes on Florida’s small businesses, and his defense cuts will weaken our military and put thousands more Florida families out of work. Mitt Romney has a better vision for America.” Voters tuning into Top 40 stations in Cleveland or Denver are hearing ads like this: “Mitt Romney’s got two degrees from Harvard but wants to cut education funding? Says class sizes don’t matter? Come on, man. ... President Obama gets it.” Radio ads, an important component of a presidential candidate’s media strategy, are bombarding voters in battleground states much the way such political commercials swamp television. The campaigns and allied independent groups have spent some $20.8 million on radio so far — much less than the $1 billion they are projected to pour into television ads but a healthy investment in boosting turnout among their most loyal supporters.

terrorist attack, rather than spontaneous violence erupting out of protests over an anti-Muslim film. House and Senate Republicans as well as GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney have criticized President Barack Obama and administration officials over the response to the attack and whether officials failed to provide enough security at the consulate. And there have been ongoing questions about whether there should have been additional military forces sent to the consulate immediately after it became clear that the Americans were under attack. As the events were unfolding, the Pentagon began to move special operations forces from Europe to Sigonella Naval Air Station in Sicily. U.S. aircraft routinely fly in and out of Sigonella and there are also fighter jets based in Aviano, Italy. But while the U.S. military was at a heightened state of alert because of 9/11, there were no American forces poised and ready to move immediately into Benghazi when the attack began. Also, the Pentagon would not send forces or aircraft into Libya — a sovereign country — without a request from the State Department and the knowledge or consent of the host nation. own channels based on their musical preferences. “Radio is much more niche than TV — every radio station is No. 1 in something,” Republican radio buyer Alex Patton said. “If you’re doing the medium right, it’s got to be very targeted to the niche.” A recent radio ad for President Barack Obama in battleground states featured a student named Ronnie Mosley, an urban studies major at historically black Morehouse College in Georgia. “With Pell Grants, help on student loans and health care reform, President Obama has really given me a shot at the American dream,” Mosley says in the ad, airing on radio stations in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. Both campaigns are advertising heavily on adult contemporary stations to reach women, the campaign’s most coveted group of voters. In Ohio, the campaign’s top battleground, the Romney campaign made a pitch to women in suburban areas outside Cleveland with a testimonial from former Ohio Sen. George Voinovich, a popular moderate Republican in the state.

Friday, October 26, 2012

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TODAY 1-4 p.m. — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. SATURDAY 9 a.m.-noon — Interfaith Thrift Store, North Main Street. St. Vincent DePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. John’s High School parking lot, is open. 10 a.m to 2 p.m. — Delphos Postal Museum is open. 12:15 p.m. — Testing of warning sirens by Delphos Fire and Rescue 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 5 p.m. — Delphos Coon and Sportsman’s Club hosts a chicken fry. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. SUNDAY 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 1-4 p.m. — Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St. Kalida. 1:30 p.m. — Amvets Post 698 Auxiliary meets at the Amvets post in Middle Point. 4 p.m. — Amvets Post 698 regular meeting at the Amvets post in Middle Point. 7:30 p.m. — Sons of Amvets Post 698 meet at Amvets Post in Middle Point. MONDAY 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Ottoville Branch Library is open. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. TUESDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. Al-Anon Meeting for Friends and Families of Alcoholics at St. Rita’s Medical Center, 730 West Market Street, Behavioral Services Conference Room 5-G, 5th Floor

The Delphos CLC meeting was opened with the Rosary led by trustees with Rosemary Kramer filling in for Irma Hilvers, who was ill. Roll call and the minutes from the last meeting were read by Secretary Barb Bockey. Mary Lou Beckman read the treasurer’s report. A thank-you note was read from the Van Wert YWCA by Catherine Hammons. A motion was made to donate $400 to St. John’s Fall Festival and was seconded by Raylene Fischer. Plans for the CLC Christmas tree at the Canal Commission

CLC makes plans for Christmas tree entry in festival


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Museum Christmas Tree and Wreath Festival were made. The tree will be decorated with school supplies such as crayons, pencils, erasers, pens and small note pads. Members are asked to bring items to the next meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 6. Plans for the chapter’s Christmas Dinner Party were discussed and will be finalized at the next meeting. The Attendance Award was won by Hammons. 50-50 winAmerican Mall Stadium 12 ners were Carol Ricker, Mary 2830 W. Elm St. in Lima Lou Beckman and Fischer. Saturday and Sunday Chairladies for the Nov. 6 Chasing Mavericks (PG) meeting are Carlene Gerdeman 1:15/4:10/6:55/9:40 and Beckman. Cloud Atlas (R) 1:00/4:50/9:00 Fun Size (PG-13) 1:35/4:40/7:25/9:45 Silent Hill: Revelation (R) 1:50 Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (R) Happy Birthday 4:35/7:00/9:20 Alex Cross (PG-13) 1:40/4:40/7:30/10:10 OCT. 27 Paranormal Activity 4 (R) 1:30/2:00/3:45 David Feathers Cody Kemper Lisa Jettinghoff Ethan Druckemiller Michelle Wreede

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Wildcats want to end on winning note; Blue Jays seek to enter playoffs on 4-game skein
ning backs and you have to deal with all of them. It is very similar to what St. Marys used One will be done after to do in their hey-day and it was very effective. This is tonight’s game. The other will be moving also a very experienced group on into the second season, win that has been playing varsity ball for three years and you or lose. can see the maturaHowever, both tion process. Jefferson and St. “Defensively, John’s still have plenthey run a base 4-4 ty to play for in their but they make it look respective leagues batlike a 5-2 at times; tles in what is expectthey blitz linebacked to be — again — a ers on occasion. It rainy Friday night. is very similar to the JEFFERSON/ Desert Swarm that SPENCERVILLE was popularized in J e f f e r s o n Kortokrax the 1990s by Arizona Spencerville. where they are trying Enough said. The two back-yard archri- to dictate to you want you vals are again set to renew will do.” The Wildcats (6-3, 4-3 Northwest Conference acquaintances tonight at NWC) average 30.4 points and 353.2 yards (236.8 rushing) Stadium Park. Jefferson’s football team per outing. Zavier Buzard — may not be going anywhere who returned last week after after tonight’s matchup with sitting out the Perry game due archrival Spencerville at to injury — leads the attack (163 yards, 1,106 Stadium Park. yards, 16 scores; 7 The Bearcats cling to grabs, 97 yards, 1), slim — and slimmer — followed by Quinten playoff hopes, standing Wessell (90 rushes, 11th in Region 18. 610 yards, 12), The Wildcats (6-3, Drew Kortokrax 4-3 NWC) would like (22 totes, 187 yards, nothing better than to 2; 12 catches, 238 shatter the Bearcats yards, 1; 25 punts, (7-2, 5-2 NWC) very 42.3-yard average), slim playoff hopes Ross Thompson (24 (11th in Region 18, Boggs catches, 500 yards, with Jefferson 14th in 4), Tyler Mox (5 for 120, 1), that same region). Jefferson coach Bub Austin Jettinghoff (51-of-113 Lindeman knows what the yards, 1,040 yards, 8 scores, 6 Bearcats will bring to the picks; 20 extra points), Geoff Ketcham (32 pancake blocks), table. “They run the Wing-T Evan Stant (20) and Jordan offense and they run it very McCann (10). The Wildcat “D” — 18.7 well. Coach (Jim) Morris knows that offense as well as markers and 285.7 yards (134.2 anyone I know,” Lindeman rushing) — will need to stop said. “They have three run- the run-heavy Bearcat attack



Stern to retire as NBA Commissioner in 2014
By BRIAN MAHONEY The Associated Press NEW YORK — David Stern took the NBA around the globe in nearly three decades as commissioner, turning what was a secondrate league into a projected $5-billion-a-year industry. Now, confident a worthy successor is in place with a labor deal that will ensure the game’s continued growth, Stern is ready to stay home. Stern will retire as commissioner Feb. 1, 2014, 30 years to the day after taking charge of the league, ending one of the most successful and impactful careers in sports history. He will be replaced by Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver. “I don’t know what else to say other than to recite what I told the owners yesterday in executive session,” Stern said Thursday during a press conference after the board of governors meetings. “I told them that it’s been a great run, it will continue for another 15 months, that the league is in, I think, terrific condition.” Stern is the one who got it there, turning a league with little-to-no TV presence — the NBA Finals were on tape delay in the early 1980s — into one that’s televised live in 215 countries and is pro sports’ leader in digital and social media. He has been perhaps the model sports commissioner. Name an important policy in the NBA — drug testing, salary cap, even a dress code — and Stern had a hand in it. A lawyer by trade, he was a fearless negotiator against players and referees but also their biggest defender any time he felt they were unfairly criticized. “For all the things you’ve done for the NBA and for sports generally, I think there’s no doubt that you’ll be remembered as the best ers have more than 270 million and followers on Facebook of all-time as commissioners likesTwitter. and go and you’ve Stern said he decidset the standard, ed on his plans about six months ago, havI think not even ing guided the league just for sports through a lockout that league commisended last December. sioners but for He didn’t want to leave until the labor deal was CEOs in any completed or until he industry,” Silver was confident there told Stern sitting was a successor in to his left on a place; both are done. Silver has worked at podium. the NBA for 20 years Stern told and been the league’s owners of his No. 2 since 2006; both plans during Stern and league owners praise his David Stern their two days of abilities. meetings and the “A couple of things that stand board unanimously decided out to me is that David has been, Silver would be his succes- in my estimation, the type of comsor. Owners will begin nego- missioner that has set the stantiations with the 50-year-old dard not only for the NBA but for all of the sports,” said Minnesota Silver in hopes of having a Timberwolves’ owner Glen contract completed by their Taylor, the outgoing chairman of the board of governors. “We have next meeting in April. Stern, who turned 70 last done so many wonderful things in the organization. The marketing, month, became commissioner leadership, the brand recognition, Feb. 1, 1984. He has been the going international way before our NBA’s longest-serving commis- times, and David has led that.” Taylor added there’s been a sioner, establishing the league’s “40-fold” increase in revenues brand around the world, pre- from the league’s national TV siding over team expansion contract and that the average and overseeing the establish- player salary will have had grown $250,000 when Stern took ment of the WNBA and NBA from to $5 million by the end of over Development League. the current collective bargaining “There is no debate that agreement. Stern was the league’s outside David Stern has earned his from 1966-78, then its spot in the pantheon of sports counsel counsel before becoming general commissioners. Deservedly, executive vice president of busihis name and reputation will ness and legal affairs from 1980always be synonymous with 84. He replaced Larry O’Brien the phenomenal growth and to become the league’s fourth commissioner, getting a boost in success of the NBA over the taking the game mainstream with last three decades,” union the popularity of Magic Johnson executive director Billy and Larry Bird and soon Michael The league began marHunter wrote in a statement. Jordan.its stars and Stern found keting “His absence will surely be the desire for them was greatest felt by anyone connected to in some far-away lands. The real explosion came in the NBA and the sport of headed basketball, although clearly 1992, when those three the U.S. the Dream Team that led the league will be left in to the Olympic basketball gold very capable hands with the medal while winning fans around appointment of Adam Silver the world. The NBA has gone on to play games in 17 countries, as the next commissioner.” staging 114 international games.
Seven franchises have been added under Stern and the league has seen a 30-fold increase in revenues. Stern insisted the NBA have a presence on social media and the league and playThere were rough patches, particularly the brawl between Indiana Pacers players and Detroit Pistons fans in 2004 and the betting scandal involving former referee Tim Donaghy. Stern had already passed off most of

behind Wessell (79 solos, 36 great job of making them oneassists; 3 sacks), Thompson dimensional, which we want(75 and 27, 11 for loss; 3 ed to do; we stopped their run sacks), Dalton Hicks (63 and and forced them to use the 34, 10 for loss), Kortokrax short pass. (44 and 15), Zac Bland (32 “It’s a tough loss to come and 17), Colin McConnahea back from but the leadership (31 and 14), Zach Kimmett that we have in this senior (31 and 13; 4 sacks) class has been extraorand Chris Truesdale dinary. They have got(5 picks). ten us refocused each “The kids know and every week, win what this game means or lose.” to the programs, to The Bearcats of us as coaches and head man John Zerbe to themselves. They sport a 3-headed monhad a great week ster in the backfield of practice and will with the likes of John be ready to go; that Smith (188 attempts, won’t be a problem,” 1,225 yards, 7.8 avg., Ketcham Lindeman continued. 15 TDs); Colton Miller “The one thing you have to (152 attempts, 989 yards, 6.5 do this week is keep the emo- avg., 9 TDs), who hopes to tions in check once the game go over the millenial mark starts. You mark this game on quickly; and Anthony Schuh your calendar every year, so (80 attempts, 495 yards, 5.9 it really is special. It’s about avg., 8 TDs). execution; there won’t be any Derek Goecke has only surprises. Our defense has to thrown 22 passes but combe very physical against a pletes six of them for 107 very physical offense yards and three that wants nothing touchdowns and been more than to beat on picked off six times. you. Offensively, this Goecke and Hunter is week 10. So our Patton (1 score) each linemen have seen had four picks on the about everything that defensive side. can be thrown against Miller has punted them. 14 times (28.7-yard “Again, it comes average) and Logan down to executing in Vandemark seven the running because Schwinnen (28.5). that is what we want ST. JOHN’S/ to do.” MINSTER The Wildcats come off a Both St. John’s and Minster 17-0 loss at Ada on a rainy stand fourth in their respective Friday last week. regions coming into tonight’s “We had opportunities to Midwest Athletic Conference score points that we left on the clash at Wildcat Field in field. We moved the football Minster: St. John’s in Region but when we got into the red 22 and Minster in Region 24. zone, we really hurt ourselves Both want to make sure with penalties,” Lindeman they assure themselves of a added. “Our defense did a home playoff game when the

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Prestigious Harold A. Meyer Award goes to 24 schools
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COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Athletic Association Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity (SEI) Committee has announced that 29 member schools have been selected to receive school sportsmanship awards for the 2011-12 academic year. The 29 schools met the “Respect the Game Challenge,” while 24 of those schools also earned the prestigious Harold A. Meyer Award. The list of recipients was accepted by the OHSAA Board of Directors at its regularly scheduled meeting last Oct. 18. This is the second year the OHSAA’s revised 3-tiered process for the Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity school awards has been implemented. In order to meet the “Respect the Game Challenge,” schools must complete a comprehensive checklist that confirms the various sportsmanship, ethics and integrity programs within their school. Besides developing a well-planned educational program on sportsmanship, the form reminds schools to develop a comprehensive studentathlete campaign; a coaches’ campaign; a student body, student support group, parents and fan campaign; and a public address announcers campaign. Schools that have met the challenge will receive a “Respect The Game” banner that can be displayed in a prominent area of the school. Meeting the challenge is the precursor to being considered for the Harold A. Meyer Award. That award, named in honor of the late OHSAA commissioner from 1969-77, is presented to schools that demonstrate via a PowerPoint presentation they have completed an 8-part program that promotes sportsmanship, ethics and integrity in their schools

OHSAA second season begins next Friday, so there’s a lot on the line tonight for Blue Jay coach Todd Schulte versus the Wildcats (7-2, 5-2 MAC). “This is a good football team that has only lost to Coldwater and St. Henry. Two things concern me,” Schulte began. “One is their overall size. They have good size up front on both sides of the ball and they have size in their two main receivers: Devon Poeppelman and Ethan Wolf; both are very athletic and make things happen after the catch. The second thing is speed in their skill players, especially their two running backs: Troy Kauffman and Korey Schulte; they aren’t big running backs but they are also fast and athletic. Adam Niemeyer returns as the quarterback and he can do it with both his arm and his legs. “The defense is led by a pair of big defensive tackles but overall, they really run well to the football.” Tyler Jettinghoff (160 rushes, 1,287 yards, 15 scores; 15 receptions, 167 yards, 1) tops the offense — 22.3 points and 289 yards (226.4 rushing) per game — for the Blue Jays (6-3, 5-2 MAC), along with Luke MacLennan (56 rushes, 370 yards, 4), Jake Hays (6 grabs, 112 yards, 1), Andrew Metzger (6 for 88, 1; 22 points as placekicker), Jared Knebel (6 for 75), Mark Boggs (44of-104 passing, 553 yards, 3 TDs, 9 picks) and guard Seth Bockey (8 pancake blocks). The defense — ceding 13.1

points, 241.6 yards (140.2 rushing) per — is led by Brent Schwinnen (49 solos, 32 assists), Cody Looser (46 and 34), Kody White (34 and 27), Ben Youngpeter (34 and 20), Troy Warnecke (28 and 25; 30 punts, 33.6-yard average), Metzger (33 and 15; 3 picks), Hays (32 and 15) and Brock Bonifas (27 and 19; 7 quarterback harrassments). “For us, it comes to offense and establishing the run; we will need to get some movement up front to get those yards and control the football. At the same time, our passing game needs to keep playing as it has been: hitting 50-60 of our passes; and take pressure off the running game,” he continued. “Defensively, we cannot allow Niemeyer to sit back there in the pocket and see the field. If that happens, it will be a long night for our defensive backs. We have to pressure him and make him uncomfortable.” Jays rallied from a 3-0 halftime deficit to New Bremen to score the final 34 points in the rain at Stadium Park. “I’m not sure if it was coming off a big win against Versailles the week before and everybody talking playoffs or what as to why we played poorly the first half. Whatever the reason, we did not execute very well the first half,” Schulte added. “At the half, we didn’t make many adjustments at all but focused on simple execution; we just had to play as we are capable of. We also simply had to hang onto the football.”

Jimmy Haslam officially owns the Cleveland Browns
By TOM WITHERS The Associated Press BEREA — The Cleveland Browns officially belong to Jimmy Haslam. His $1.05 billion purchase of the NFL franchise from Randy Lerner was closed Thursday, just nine days after the sale was approved by the league’s owners. Haslam now owns 70 percent of the team and the truck stop magnate will get the other 30 percent from Lerner in four years. Haslam watched practice and spent several minutes chatting with coach Pat Shurmur as the Browns (1-6) continued preparing for Sunday’s home game against the San Diego Chargers. New Browns’ CEO Joe Banner did not begin his position as expected because he went to Boston to be with his ill father, a team spokesman said. Banner spent 19 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, the last 12 as team president. Earlier this week, outgoing president Mike Holmgren had high praise for Haslam, who built his fortune with Pilot Flying J and still has a minority ownership stake in the Pittsburgh Steelers. “Jimmy will bring a great enthusiasm,” Holmgren said. “He’s out front, he’s enthusiastic and he has a lot of energy. He wants this to be right, he wants this to go well and he’s committed to do that. I don’t think there have been many things in his life where he has committed to it that hasn’t happened. “I think it’s a wonderful thing for the city of Cleveland and a great thing for the Browns organization.” Holmgren is also familiar with Banner, who will oversee the Browns’ day-to-day football operation. “I’ve known Joe Banner for a long time,” Holmgren added. “When he and Jeffrey Lurie came — and Jeffrey bought the Philadelphia Eagles and Joe became the president there — my good friend Andy Reid became the coach. We’ve been very close over the years.” Holmgren has not committed to staying with the Browns for the remainder of the season to help with the

the heavy lifting to Silver by last year but was the one absorbing the criticism during the lockout for the second shortened season in his tenure. He sometimes appeared worn down during the negotiations, even missing one critical bargaining session while sick, but insists he’s got plenty of energy to keep working now. “I feel great,” Stern said. “I’m enjoying my job but I’m looking forward to doing some other things. I’m stepping down, I’m not retiring.” Stern just recently returned from China, Germany and Italy and plans another overseas trip next season. He will remain an adviser to the league in retirement on international matters. The league has reported huge increases in ticket and merchandise sales,and TV ratings are at an all-time high. Last season’s lockout, the second time the league lost games to a work stoppage, hardly made a dent in the league’s business or in fans’ interest. But even for Stern, business has always taken a back seat to basketball. He’s sought changes to improve the product on the court, such as the elimination of isolation play that bored him, to implementing penalties that go into effect this season for flopping. “For the most part it’s been a series of extraordinary experiences and enormous putting together of pieces of a puzzle and it goes on forever,” Stern continued. “And there will always be another piece of the puzzle and so the question is at what point do you decide that, let someone else do it? That’s the point that I’m at now.” Silver, who served a variety of positions before becoming deputy commissioner, was the lead negotiator during the lockout and Stern has relied more heavily on him in recent years, even turning to Silver to answer questions on tougher topics. Stern said he wouldn’t leave until he knew there was a successor ready and he has repeatedly added Silver is ready for that role, noting he would always remain available to take a call and help the league. “Life is a journey and it’s been a spectacular journey,” Stern added. “Each step along the way there are things that you have to do, things that you maybe wish you hadn’t done. But I don’t keep that list and so I’m totally pleased and I’m particularly pleased with the transition of which we’re now embarking.”

and communities. The applications and presentations were judged by students from Ohio Dominican University, in collaboration with the OHSAA staff. First-year winners receive a banner to hang in a prominent area of their school. Schools that had previously received the award were presented with the banner the first year they won and subsequently receive the numerals corresponding to the year(s) the award has been earned. The Meyer Award has been presented every year since 1992 and Bay Village Bay is the only high school that has won the award every year since its inauguration. The last tier of the SEI awards is the Commissioner’s Award for Outstanding Sportsmanship. The committee is still determining which schools will receive this award but finalists come from the Meyer Award entrees that submitted a public service announcement (PSA). The winners of the Commissioner’s Award will be honored at the state basketball tournament. The following is the list of schools that have been selected for the “Respect the Game Challenge” and the Harold A. Meyer Award for 2011-12:

*Indicates first time applicant Amelia High School (Batavia); Bay High School (Bay Village); Bedford High School; Bishop Watterson High School (Columbus); Coshocton High School; Cuyahoga Heights Middle School; Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School (Dayton); *Heskett Middle School (Bedford); John Sells Middle School (Dublin); JohnstownMonroe High School; LaSalle High School (Cincinnati); Nagel Middle School (Cincinnati); North Ridgeville High School; Norwayne High School & Middle School (Creston); Ross High School (Hamilton); Saint Ursula Academy (Cincinnati); Stow-Munroe Falls High School; *Sycamore Jr. High School (Cincinnati); Teays Valley East Middle School (Ashville); Teays Valley West Middle School (Commercial Point); Valley View High School (Germantown); West Carrollton High School; West Holmes Local Schools (Millersburg). “Respect the Game Challenge” Recipients: *Indicates first time applicant *Archbishop Hoban High School (Akron); *Indian Hill High School (Cincinnati); Kenston High School (Chagrin Falls); Loveland High School; *Steele High School (Amherst).

transition of front offices. The 64-year-old Holmgren added he missed coaching and left open the possibility he will return to the sideline.

NOTES: Browns DT Ahtyba Rubin sat out practice for the second straight day with an injured calf. Rubin returned to the lineup last week at Indianapolis after missing one game but played only seven snaps and left in the second quarter. ... Browns RB Trent Richardson was limited in practice with a rib injury. Richardson is expected to play Sunday and Shurmur said the rookie has done more in practice this week than a week ago. Richardson gained just 8 yards on eight carries before being benched against the Colts.

With small ball, Giants win 2-0 for 2-0 WS lead
By BEN WALKER The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Long ball one night, a Giant dose of small ball the next. Two wins in two games and suddenly San Francisco doesn’t need to dig itself out of a postseason hole for a change. Madison Bumgarner shut down the Detroit Tigers for seven innings, then the Giants took advantage of a bunt that stayed fair to eke out the goahead run in a 2-0 win Thursday night for a 2-0 edge in the World Series. Gregor Blanco’s single trickled to a stop inches fair on the infield dirt, setting up Brandon Crawford’s runscoring double-play grounder in the seventh. Hunter Pence added a sacrifice fly in the eighth, which was plenty for these masters of the October comeback. “It definitely feels a whole lot better than having our backs against the wall,” Bumgarner said. “But you can’t relax. We’ve got to keep pushing.” Game 3 will be Saturday night in Detroit and for once, the Giants aren’t playing from behind. They overcame a 2-0 deficit to beat Cincinnati in the best-of-5 division series and escaped a 3-1 hole against St. Louis in the NLCS. A day after Pablo Sandoval homered three times, the favored Tigers wondered what other way they could lose. Prince Fielder was thrown out at the plate by a hair and moments later, pitcher Doug Fister was struck squarely in the head by Blanco’s line drive, a ball hit so hard that it caromed into shallow center field. “They asked me the typical concussion questions,” Fister said. “I’m not concerned. I have a minor bump. According to my dad, my whole life, his saying has always been if I got hit in the head, I’d be OK. That’s how I take it.” The 6-8 Fister managed to stay on the mound and even excelled. Bumgarner more than matched him, however, allowing just two hits before the San Francisco bullpen closed it out before another pulsating crowd. Santiago Casilla pitched a perfect eighth and Sergio Romo worked the ninth for a save in the combined 2-hitter, leaving Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera and his team in a huge hole heading back to Comerica Park. Anibal Sanchez will start for the Tigers against Ryan Vogelsong in Detroit. Several dozen members of the Giants family came onto the field at AT&T Park well after the final out to pose for pictures, wanting to savor what they hope is the Giants’ last home game of the year. Giants second baseman Marco Blanco celebrated a single that rolled 45 feet, if that. “I was joking with (coach) Roberto Kelly when I got to first base, ‘We practiced that today’,” Blanco recalled. “That was a perfect bunt. I wasn’t really trying to do that. I think it was just meant to be and I’m thankful that I did it.” The Tigers looked rusty at the plate, maybe still lost following a 5-day layoff after an ALCS sweep of the Yankees. Cabrera hopped up in frustration after Sandoval snared his line drive to third. “Well, what are you going to do about it?” Tigers manager Jim Leyland asked. “We got two hits tonight. I’m certainly not going to sit up here and rip my offense because last night I thought we had some pretty good swings. Cabrera hit a bullet tonight.” Bumgarner had something to do with the Tigers’ troubles, too. Bumped from the NLCS rotation after two poor postseason starts, he returned with a flourish. The left-hander struck out eight and looked as sharp as he did in the 2010 World Series when, as a 21-year-old rookie, he stopped Texas in Game 4 on the way to a championship. Along with his bunt, Blanco might have hit the hardest ball of the game — the liner that nailed Fister in the second inning. The ball struck the right side of his head and deflected on the fly to shallow center field. Fister showed no visible effect from the blow — in fact, some in the crowd wondered whether the ball perhaps glanced off his glove because Fister stayed on his feet. Only when fans saw replays did groans echo around the ballpark. Leyland, pitching coach Jeff Jones and a trainer went to the mound and Fister insisted on staying in the game. He walked the next batter to load the bases with two outs, but retired Bumgarner on a popup, starting a streak of 12 straight hitters he set down. “Well, if you’d have been out there, it was something to see,” Leyland said. “Because the trainer was saying, ‘Where are you?’ ‘San Francisco.’ ‘What game is it?’ ‘Game No. 2.’ “I don’t want to make light of it but it was kind of comical really because Doug was right on with everything. But I was scared to death when it happened.” The game remained scoreless until the seventh, right after Colin Hanks, the son of actor Tom Hanks — a former peanut vendor at the nearby Oakland Coliseum — sang “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” on the field. Pence led off with a single and Fister departed, getting lots of hugs in the dugout. Rookie reliever Drew Smyly walked Brandon Belt on a full-count pitch and Blanco’s bunt loaded the bases with no outs. The Tigers kept their infield back up the middle and had no play at the plate on Crawford’s bouncer. “We felt like we played double-play depth because we felt like we couldn’t give them two runs. That’s why we did that and we got the double play,” Leyland said. “To be honest with you, we were absolutely thrilled to come out of that inning with one run. Absolutely thrilled. I mean, we had to score anyway.” Pence added the insurance run the next inning with his fly ball off Octavio Dotel. Of the 52 teams to take a

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Martin, Buccaneers race past Vikings
By DAVE CAMPBELL The Associated Press

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2-0 lead in the World Series, 41 have gone on to win the title. That includes 14 of the last 15 teams with that advantage. Fielder and the Tigers came up inches short of taking an early lead, the result of yet another alert play by Scutaro and a dubious decision by third-base coach Gene Lamont. Fielder was hit by a pitch to lead off the second, Delmon Young followed with a double and when the ball rattled around in left field, Lamont waved the burly slugger home. Even with no outs, Lamont sent him. Scutaro, in the middle of every big play for the Giants this month, dashed across the diamond, caught Blanco’s relay and unleashed a strong throw to the plate. All-Star catcher Buster Posey made a swipe tag to Fielder’s backside, just as the Tigers star slid home. Umpire Dan Iassogna had a clear look and made a demonstrative call — out! Fielder immediately popped up from his slide and pleaded his case with two hands, saying he didn’t feel the tag. Leyland rushed out and pointed to the plate. At second base, Young yelled, “No!” But even if there was replay review, it wouldn’t have helped the Tigers. Because TV replays showed Iassogna, working his first plate job in a World Series, got it right. There was no dispute that Fister somehow avoided a serious injury moments later. Among those who winced was Oakland pitcher Brandon McCarthy, who sustained a skull fracture and brain contusion after being hit by a line drive last month. “I’m not watching but did just see the replay. Certainly hope he’s ok,” McCarthy tweeted.
NOTES: Bumgarner struck out Austin Jackson and Omar Infante to start the game. Two other Giants fanned the first two batters in a Series game: Christy Mathewson (1905) and Carl Hubbell (1933). ... Bumgarner picked off Infante at first base to end the fourth. Infante made a break for second and, like Fielder earlier, came up short with his slide. ... Scutaro was the only Giants hitter to have previously faced Fister. ... Posey has a hit in all seven World Series games in his career.

Knaus salvages Kansas to keep Johnson in hunt
By JENNA FRYER The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Chad Knaus was as specific as he could be as he barked out orders from the pit box at Kansas Speedway. Jimmie Johnson had just led 44 laps around Kansas Speedway, pitted under a green flag and was trying to work his way through traffic when his championship chances were nearly derailed. He spun by himself, hit the wall and ruined a potentially race-winning car. Knaus refused to throw away the day. He called Johnson to pit road to take a look at the No. 48 Chevrolet and methodically called out the play-by-play required for the crew to get the car back on the track — and keep the team in the hunt for the Sprint Cup Championship. “I knew he would make it sound better than it really was,” said Johnson, “quarterbacking the situation.” Knaus ordered every Hendrick Motorsports crew member over the wall and take Bondo filler with them. He addressed certain areas of the car first: “hit it with a hammer!” he barked, “right there, between the o and the w!” he pointed toward the Lowe’s logo. On and on it went, through at least a half-dozen stops on pit road over two caution periods. The crew worked in quick bursts so Johnson could rejoin the field as it passed by under caution, preventing him from falling a lap down. When it was time to go racing again, Knaus assured Johnson that the car — which had thick black tape covering much of the back and the window — was good to go. “There’s nothing wrong with that thing. Nothing,” Knaus radioed. “You just might have a little trouble looking out the back window.” And there wasn’t anything wrong with it the rest of the race. Johnson drove the battered car to a ninthplace finish, one spot behind series leader Brad Keselowski to keep the Chase for the Cup standings unchanged. He went into Sunday’s race trailing Keselowski by seven points and left with that margin intact.

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MINNEAPOLIS — Traveling to Minnesota to play on a Thursday night was supposed to be tough for Tampa Bay. Rookie Doug Martin ran around the field as if he didn’t want to leave. Martin racked up 214 total yards — including a career-high 135 rushing — and two touchdowns and the Buccaneers romped to a 36-17 victory to hand the Vikings their first home loss this season. “It was pretty fun. I’m not going to lie,” said Martin, who took a screen pass 64 yards for a score, one of Josh Freeman’s three touchdown passes, to give Tampa Bay (3-4) a 27-10 lead 1:21 into the second half. Then Martin, the first-round draft pick from Boise State, capped a drive of more than 9 minutes with a 1-yard muscle into the end zone midway through the fourth quarter. Adrian Peterson had a season-long 64-yard run for a score that brought the Vikings (5-3) to 30-17 but his lost fumble in Minnesota territory in the second quarter led directly to a touchdown. “It can get frustrating sometimes but you can’t show that during the game. You’ve got to stay focused, stay resilient,” Peterson said. “I feel like we did that but we just weren’t able to continue with it and stay on a roll with it.” The Bucs, the second visiting team to win on a Thursday night in seven games this season, revived their struggling pass rush with three sacks and flustered Christian Ponder with a heavy dose of blitzes. Ponder finished 19-for-35 for 251 yards, one touchdown and a late interception. With a 13-point lead, just trying to keep that clock running as quickly as possible, the Bucs could’ve gone conservative but refused to settle for a punt. Starting at their own 13 with 1:12 left in the third quarter, they plowed their way up the field — Freeman completed four third-and-long passes — and finished off the game with Martin’s third-andgoal touchdown run with 7:03 remaining. Freeman went 19-for36 for 262 yards and, most importantly, no turnovers. Mike Williams had one of the touchdowns and 68 yards on six receptions and the Bucs held the ball for nearly 38 of the 60 minutes. With two games apiece against division rivals Chicago and Green Bay, plus road trips to Seattle and Houston in the second half of their schedule, the Vikings have quite

the challenge waiting for them and their strong start after Thanksgiving. They faced an important test in this second half, too, after taking the clear advantage they had as the home team in this matchup and handing it over to the Buccaneers. “There are so few opportunities in the NFL to ride that momentum and we’ve got to take advantage of them,” Ponder said. Their first three possessions were 3-and-outs, Ponder started 0-for-5, Jerome Simpson lost a fumble after a short catch near midfield. The Bucs turned that into the second of Connor Barth’s three field goals and took a 13-0 lead. Harvin finally gave the Vikings some life by grabbing a screen pass for a 32-yard gain and then pivoting to haul in sideline pass over his shoulder for an 18-yard touchdown catch. But Peterson, who was having no trouble reaching the Tampa Bay secondary with almost every run through the line, had the ball stripped after a spin move by veteran cornerback Ronde Barber. The Bucs got the ball at the Minnesota 37 and Williams made a tricky catch in the corner of the end zone for a 3-yard score and a 20-7 lead. The Buccaneers won only two of new coach Greg Schiano’s first six games but all four of their losses were by seven points or less. So here was their chance to finally enjoy a comfortable victory, setting up a second half that was just as eventful as the first. Martin caught a screen pass and sped straight through the Vikings, escaping Chad Greenway’s tackle and not stopping until he reached the end zone. The Bucs used a 3-and-out by the Vikings to add three more points and stretch the lead to 30-10. Peterson made up for his earlier fumble, though, by matching Martin’s big play with one of his own, sprung by a pancake block from Simpson to reach the end zone and bring the Vikings back in it. But Tampa Bay, after blowing a 21-7 lead in losing to New Orleans last week, finished strong this time. “Guys are getting more comfortable with what we’re doing and with each other,” said Schiano, the former Rutgers coach. “We’re getting better and that’s what you’re supposed to do.”
NOTES: Peterson finished with 123 yards on 15 carries. ... The Bucs are 4-13 in their history on the road in prime-time games. ... Harvin had 90 yards on seven catches. ... Tampa Bay has won six in a row in the series, last losing to Minnesota here in 2001.


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The Associated Press BASEBALL SAN FRANCISCO — Bud Selig is telling the Bay Area baseball teams and their fans to be patient. The commissioner is still working on the issue of territorial rights and determining whether the Oakland Athletics will be allowed to proceed with plans to build a new ballpark and relocate some 40 miles south to San Jose — into the Giants’ territory in technology-rich Silicon Valley. Selig announced before Game 2 of the World Series that he has been in regular contact recently with his special committee appointed in March 2009 to evaluate the issue facing Northern California’s two majorleague clubs. He reiterated the A’s can’t survive in their current venue in the aging Oakland Coliseum and need a new ballpark.

PRO HOCKEY NEW YORK — The NHL’s deadline for playing a full, 82-game season arrived with no new discussions between the league and its locked-out players. Without a new collective bargaining agreement that would end the league’s lockout of players on its 40th day, the NHL vowed to cut the season short. An announcement officially taking a full schedule out of play wasn’t immediately planned. The upcoming outdoor Winter Classic and the All-Star game could soon be in peril, too. The league has already canceled all 135 scheduled games through Nov. 1 but those could be rescheduled if a deal was reached by the end of Thursday and play started Nov. 2. COLLEGE SPORTS INDIANAPOLIS — More men’s


basketball players are taking advantage of the biggest shot of their life and earning a college diploma. The latest results from the NCAA’s annual Graduation Success Rate showed a record 74 percent of Division I basketball players from the 2005-06 freshmen class left school with a degree, a 6-percentage point increase over the 1-year measurement from the class of 2004-05. It’s a stunning turnaround for a sport that has traditionally lagged others in the closely watched report. Football Bowl Subdivision players also improved their scores by 1 percentage point in the 1-year snapshot, hitting 70 percent for the first time. The overall 4-year graduation rate, covering freshman classes from 2002-03 through 2005-06, was 80 percent, matching last year’s record high.

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(Continued from Page 7) Johnson, a master at being able to block out the competition, said Hamlin’s public declarations don’t bother him. Johnson pointed out that he often uses the “(hashtag)sixpack” on his own tweets in reference to his quest for a sixth championship, “to make my fans feel and know that’s where my head is. So I don’t see anything wrong or bad with it.” Martinsville is a great track for Johnson, who has six wins and 18 top-10s in 21 career starts. Although he hasn’t won since spring of 2009, he led 111 laps in April and was en route to the victory until he was wrecked on the final restart. A year ago, he was passed by Tony Stewart on the final restart. “It’s pressure time, it’s go time, it’s all that stuff with four to go,” he added. “The points as tight as they are, we expect to be one of the cars racing for the win. We’re showing up, racing hard, putting in everything we have got, which is to be expected by everybody at this point, and we’ll see how things turn out.”

The Associated Press WORLD SERIES (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) All games televised by Fox San Francisco 2, Detroit 0 Thursday’s Result: San Francisco 2, Detroit 0

PF 217 120 159 171 PF 216 117 149 88 PF 174 140 166 147 PF 170 148 113 PA 163 117 170 227 PA 128 158 238 164 PA 161 132 187 180 PA 138 137 171

Saturday’s Game: San Francisco (Vogelsong 14-9) at Detroit (Sanchez 4-6), 8:07 p.m. Sunday’s Game: San Francisco (Cain 16-5) at Detroit (Scherzer 16-7), 8:15 p.m.

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With the White House race nearing an end, it’s time for America’s political pundits to face that fact that millions of voters will in fact be worried about Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith on Election Day. Many will be offended by what they believe are the intolerant, narrow teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on marriage. Others will be worried about Mormonism’s history of opposing abortion rights. “There really is a large group of people in America who won’t vote for Mitt Romney for president because he is a Mormon,” noted Weekly Standard editor Fred Barnes, in a recent Institute on Religion and Democracy lecture. “It’s a very large group and there is a name for them -- liberals.” This isn’t the God-and-politics story most media insiders wanted to talk about during the 2012 campaign, said Barnes, who also works as a commentator for Fox News. The religion hook this time around was supposed to be clashes between Romney and Trinitarian Christians who consider Mormonism at best a sect, or at worst, a “theological cult” with its own prophet, scriptures and unorthodox doctrines on the nature of God and other eternal matters. But a strange thing happened somewhere during the campaign. According

An update on anti-Mormon voters

Friday, October 26, 2012

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to a number of political polls, the overwhelming majority of Christian conservatives quietly decided they could vote for the Republican nominee without endorsing his views on heaven, hell and the mysteries of the Godhead. In one Gallup survey this past summer, potential voters were asked: “If your party nominated a generally well-qualified person for president who happened to be a Mormon, would you vote for that person?” While 10 percent of Republicans answered “no,” this negative stance toward Mormon candidates rose to 18 percent among selfdeclared “independents” and 24 percent among Democrats. Another piece of pre-election research -- the American National Election Studies, by a scholar at the University of Sydney -- found that anxieties among evangelical Protestants have actually declined somewhat in recent years, with 36 percent ex-

pressing an “aversion” to Mormon candidates in 2007 and 33 percent feeling the same way in 2012. Meanwhile, anti-Mormon attitudes among nonreligious voters rose from 21 percent in 2007 to 41 percent in 2012. Among voters who called themselves liberals, this aversion to Mormons rose from 28 percent to 43 percent during that same period. Political and religious liberals, according to this study, are now 10 percent more likely than evangelical Protestants to harshly prejudge Mormon candidates. The key for many Protestants is that, after decades of trying to Christianize American history, it has become very hard for them not to think of the president as a kind of “religious mascot” instead of a politician, said the Rev. Russell D. Moore, speaking at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. A recording of this forum, entitled “The Mormon Moment: Religious Conviction and the 2012 Election,” was later posted online. “I heard someone in recent days say, ‘I would never vote for anyone who is not an authentically professing evangelical Christian,’” said Moore, who leads the seminary’s school of theology. “If that’s the case, then as far as I can see, you have about three candidates in the last 100 years or so ... that you could possibly vote for:

William Jennings Bryan, Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush.” Instead of focusing on a shopping list of doctrines, religious voters will need to focus on a more practical question when they enter voting booths, said Moore. They should ask: “Between these two people -- President Obama and Gov. Romney -who is going to do the best for the common good and in protecting the United States of America and all the other questions that we’ve got to keep in mind?” Meanwhile, admitted Barnes, there are “small pockets” of evangelicals in the Bible Belt who remain convinced that members of their flocks must not compromise by voting for a Mormon. However, most religious conservatives have concluded that they fear Romney’s faith less than they fear a second term for Barack Obama. The experts also know that, “just as a matter of political geography, the few holdouts, if you want to call them that, tend to be in states where Mitt Romney probably doesn’t need their votes,” said Barnes. “He will carry states like Tennessee and South Carolina and Georgia ... very easily.” (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.)

A.C.T.S. NEW TESTAMENT FELLOWSHIP 8277 German Rd, Delphos Rev. Linda Wannemacher-Pastor Jaye Wannemacher -Worship Leader For information contact: 419-695-3566 Thursday - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study with worship at 8277 German Rd, Delphos Sunday - 7:00 p.m. “For Such A Time As This”. Tri-County Community Intercessory Prayer Group. Everyone welcome. Biblical counseling also available. DELPHOS BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Terry McKissack 302 N Main, Delphos Contact: 419-692-0061 or 419-302-6423 Sunday - 10:00 a.m. Sunday School (All Ages) , 11:00 a.m. Sunday Service, 6:00 p.m Sunday Evening Service Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study, Youth Study Nursery available for all services. FIRST UNITED PRESBYTERIAN 310 W. Second St. 419-692-5737 Pastor Harry Tolhurst Sunday: 11:00 Worship Service - Everyone Welcome Communion first Sunday of every month. Communion at Van Crest Health Care Center - First Sunday of each month at 2:30 p.m., Nursing Home and assisted living. ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH 422 North Pierce St., Delphos Phone 419-695-2616 Rev. Angela Khabeb Saturday-8:00 a.m. Prayer Breakfast Sunday-9:00 a.m. Sunday School; 10:00 a.m. Worship Service Tuesday - 9:30 a.m. Noodle Making Saturday: 8:00 AM Prayer Breakfast Sunday:9:00 AM Sunday School; 10:00 AM Worship Service

FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD “Where Jesus is Healing Hurting Hearts!” 808 Metbliss Ave., Delphos One block so. of Stadium Park. 419-692-6741 Lead Pastor - Dan Eaton Sunday - 10:30 a.m. - “Celebration of Worship” with Kids Church & Nursery provided.; 6:00 p.m. Youth Ministry at The ROC Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Discipleship in The Upper Level For more info see our website: www.delphosfirstassemblyofgod. com. DELPHOS CHRISTIAN UNION Pastor: Rev. Gary Fish 470 S. Franklin St., (419) 692-9940 9:30 Sunday School 10:30 Sunday morning service. Youth ministry every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. Children’s ministry every third Saturday from 11 to 1:30. ST. PAUL’S UNITED METHODIST 335 S. Main St. Delphos Pastor - Rev. David Howell Sunday 9:00 a.m. Worship Service DELPHOS WESLEYAN CHURCH 11720 Delphos Southworth Rd. Delphos - Phone 419-695-1723 Pastor Rodney Shade 937-397-4459 Asst. Pastor Pamela King 419-204-5469 Sunday - 10:30 a.m. Worship; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School for all ages. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Service and prayer meeting. TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 211 E. Third St., Delphos Rev. David Howell, Pastor Sunday - 8:15 a.m. Worship Service; 9:15 a.m. Seekers Sunday School meets in Parlor; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service/Coffee Hour; 11:30 a.m. Radio Worship on WDOH; 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Jr Hi Youth Meeting. All Saints Day. Wed.: 7:00 p.m. Choir Practice Thurs. - 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Suppers on Us Fri: 3:00 p.m. Mustard Seed Saturday: Daylight Saving Time Ends - Turn Back Clocks 1 Hour MARION BAPTIST CHURCH 2998 Defiance Trail, Delphos Pastor Jay Lobach 419-339-6319 Services: Sunday - 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 331 E. Second St., Delphos 419-695-4050 Rev. Mel Verhoff, Pastor Rev. Chris Bohnsack, Associate Pastor Fred Lisk and Dave Ricker, Deacons Mary Beth Will, Liturgical Coordinator; Mrs. Trina Shultz, Pastoral Associate; Mel Rode, Parish Council President; Lynn Bockey, Music Director Celebration of the Sacraments Eucharist – Lord’s Day Observance; Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 7:30, 9:15, 11:30 a.m.; Weekdays as announced on Sunday bulletin. Baptism – Celebrated first Sunday of month at 1:00 p.m. Call rectory to schedule Pre-Baptismal instructions. Reconciliation – Tuesday and Friday 7:30-7:50 a.m.; Saturday 3:30-4:00 p.m. Anytime by request. Matrimony – Arrangements must be made through the rectory six months in advance. Anointing of the Sick – Communal celebration in May and October. Administered upon request.


ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH Landeck - Phone: 419-692-0636 Rev. Mel Verhoff, Pastor Administrative aide: Rita Suever Masses: 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday. Newcomers register at parish. Marriages: Please call the parish house six months in advance. Baptism: Please call the parish. ST. PATRICK’S CHURCH 500 S. Canal, Spencerville 419-647-6202 Saturday 4:30 p.m. Reconciliation; 5 p.m. Mass, May 1 - Oct. 30. Sunday - 10:30 a.m. Mass.

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


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CORNERSTONE BAPTIST GRACE FAMILY CHURCH CHURCH 634 N. Washington St., Van Wert 2701 Dutch Hollow Rd. Elida Pastor: Rev. Ron Prewitt Phone: 339-3339 Sunday - 9:15 a.m. Morning Rev. Frank Hartman worship with Pulpit Supply. Sunday - 10 a.m. Sunday School (all ages); 11 a.m. Morning Service; KINGSLEY UNITED METHODIST 6 p.m. Evening Service. 15482 Mendon Rd., Van Wert Wednesday - 7 p.m. Prayer Phone: 419-965-2771 Meeting. Pastor Chuck Glover Office Hours: Monday-Friday, Sunday School - 9:30 a.m.; 8-noon, 1-4- p.m. Worship - 10:25 a.m. Wednesday - Youth Prayer and ZION UNITED Bible Study - 6:30 p.m. METHODIST CHURCH Adult Prayer meeting - 7:00 Corner of Zion Church & Conant p.m. Rd., Elida Choir practice - 8:00 p.m. Pastors: Mark and D.J. Fuerstenau TRINITY FRIENDS CHURCH Sunday - Service - 9:00 a.m. 605 N. Franklin St., Van Wert 45891 Ph: (419) 238-2788 PIKE MENNONITE CHURCH Sr. Pastor Stephen Savage 3995 McBride Rd., Elida Outreach Pastor Neil Hammons Phone 419-339-3961 Sunday - Worship services at LIGHTHOUSE CHURCH OF GOD 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Wednesday-Ministries at 7:00 Elida - Ph. 222-8054 p.m. Rev. Larry Ayers, Pastor Service schedule: Sunday– FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 10 a.m. School; 11 a.m. Morning 13887 Jennings Rd., Van Wert Worship; 6 p.m. Sunday evening. Ph. 419-238-0333 Children’s Storyline: FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH 419-238-2201 4750 East Road, Elida Email: Pastor - Brian McManus Pastor Steven A. Robinson Sunday – 9:30 a.m. Sunday Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship, nursSchool for all ages; 10:30 a.m. ery available. Wednesday – 6:30 p.m. Family Worship Hour; 6:30 p.m. Youth Prayer, Bible Study; 7:00 Evening Bible Hour. Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. Word p.m. Adult Prayer and Bible Study; of Life Student Ministries; 6:45 8:00 p.m. - Choir. p.m. AWANA; 7:00 p.m. Prayer and Bible Study. GOMER UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST MANDALE CHURCH OF CHRIST 7350 Gomer Road, Gomer, Ohio IN CHRISTIAN UNION 419-642-2681 Rev. Don Rogers, Pastor Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday Rev. Brian Knoderer School all ages. 10:30 a.m. Sunday – 10:30 a.m. Worship Worship Services; 7:00 p.m Worship. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Prayer an Ert ounty meeting. BREAKTHROUGH PENTECOSTAL WAY CHURCH 101 N. Adams St., Middle Point Pastors: Bill Watson Pastor Scott & Karen Fleming Rev. Ronald Defore Sunday – Church Service - 10 1213 Leeson Ave., Van Wert a.m, 6 p.m. 45891 Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Phone (419) 238-5813 Head Usher: Ted Kelly CALVARY 10:00 a.m. - Sunday School EVANGELICAL CHURCH 11:10 a.m. - Worship 10:00 a.m. 10686 Van Wert-Decatur Rd. until 11:30 a.m. - Wednesday Van Wert, Ohio Morning Bible Class 6:00 p.m. 419-238-9426 until 7:00 p.m. - Wednesday Rev. Clark Williman. Pastor Sunday- 8:45 a.m. Friends and Evening Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m. - Wed. Night Bible Family; 9:00 a.m. Sunday School Study. LIVE; 10:00 a.m. Thursday - Choir Rehearsal Anchored in Jesus Prayer SALEM UNITED Line - (419) 238-4427 or (419) PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 232-4379. 15240 Main St. Venedocia Emergency - (419) 993-5855 Rev. Wendy S. Pratt, Pastor Church Phone: 419-667-4142 utnam ounty Sunday - 8:30 a.m. - Adult Bell Choir; 8:45 a.m. Jr. Choir; FAITH MISSIONARY 9:30 a.m. - Worship; 10:45 a.m. BAPTIST CHURCH Sunday school; 6:30 p.m. - Capital Road U, Rushmore Funds Committee. Pastor Robert Morrison Monday - 6 p.m. Senior Choir. Sunday – 10 am Church School; 11:00 Church Service; 6:00 p.m. ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC Evening Service CHURCH Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Evening 601 Jennings Rd., Van Wert Sunday 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.; Service Monday 8:30 a.m.; Tuesday 7 p.m.; ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA Wednesday 8:30 a.m.; Thursday CATHOLIC CHURCH 8:30 a.m. - Communion Service; 512 W. Sycamore, Col. Grove Friday 8:30 a.m.; Saturday 4 p.m. Office 419-659-2263 Fax: 419-659-5202 VAN WERT VICTORY Father Tom Extejt CHURCH OF GOD Masses: Tuesday-Friday - 8:00 10698 US 127S., Van Wert (Next to Tracy’s Auction Service) a.m.; First Friday of the month - 7 p.m.; Saturday - 4:30 p.m.; Tommy Sandefer, lead pastor Sunday - 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 Ron Prewitt, sr. adult pastor a.m. Sunday worship & children’s Confessions - Saturday 3:30 ministry - 10:00 a.m. p.m., anytime by appointment. facebook: vwvcoh CHURCH OF GOD 18906 Rd. 18R, Rimer TRINITY LUTHERAN 419-642-5264 303 S. Adams, Middle Point Rev. Mark Walls Rev. Tom Cover Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship ser- School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. vice.

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The Board of Education of the Ottoville Local School district is seeking bids to apply a two-coat structural spray application to the All-Weather-Track. The track consists of 8 lanes. The bid should also contain all striping bids. All Bids are to be sent to Scott Mangas, Ottoville Local Schools, PO Box 248, Ottoville, Ohio 45876. Sealed Bids will be received until 3:00 Thursday November 8, 2012, and a report thereof made by the Superintendent of the Board of Education at its November meeting for awarding of the bid. This project is to be started and completed between June 3, 2013 and July 18, 2013. Below is a set of standards to guide potential bidders: SYNTHETIC TRACK SURFACING RESPRAY SPECIFICATION A. The contract work to be performed under this section consist of furnishing all required labor, materials, equipment, implements, parts and supplies necessary for, the surfacing accordance with these specifications and indicated on the drawings. 1. Polyurethane bound running track re-surfacing with one component structural spray. CODES AND STANDARDS A. Codes and standards follow the current guidelines set forth by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), THE National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCCA) or the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). SUBMITTALS AND SUBSTITUTIONS A. Request for deviations or substitutions from the specifications must be made in writing seven days prior to the bid date. Complete product data including specifications, application rates, mixing instructions and a sample shall be sent with the request to the district and/or its agent for an evaluation. Alternatives will be allowed only by addendum. 1. Submit three (3) sets of manufacturer’s product data sheets including installation guidelines and maintenance instructions 2. Submit three (3) representative track samples in the color of surfacing to be installed (Green) 3. Submit Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for all individual components of the product being installed 4. Submit evidence that the synthetic surfacing contractor is a member of the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA) QUALITY ASSURANCE A. The track surface will be applied by an installer authorized by APT. The contractor shall have a current contractor’s license, as well as a current sales tax and use tax number if applicable. B. Successful contractor will provide proof of insurance as well as performance and payment bonds. C. All polyurethanes used must be manufactured by an ISO 9001 Certified company. SITE CONDITIONS A. Weather: Surfacing shall not be done when the threat of freezing exists for the following 24 hours, rain is imminent or gusting winds are occurring. B. Site: While surfacing and striping are being done, sprinkler systems must be curtailed, shut off, or controlled so that no water falls on the track or event area surfaces. Other trades and school district personnel must stay off the wet or curing surfaces. C. Do not apply rubberized topping when base surface temperature is less than 40° F. D. Provide temporary barriers as required to prevent public entry to construction area and to protect adjacent properties from damage during construction operation. WARRANTY A. Provide manufacturers standard 3 year warranty for the track resurfacing project. PART 2 – PRODUCTS MATERIALS A. Running Track Surface: Resurface with two coats of one-component structural structural spray. Materials include: 1. Qualipur Polyurethane primer or quality substitute 2. One-Component Qualipur Structural Spray or quality substitute 3. EPDM Spray Rubber PART 3 – EXECUTION EXAMINATION A. Verify existing track surface for dimensional stability, strength, and surface preparation. Notify owner of any deficiencies. B. Entire surface shall be clean and free of all dirt, oil, grease or any other foreign matter. It is the responsibility of the surfacing contractor to thoroughly clean and/or pressure wash all areas of the existing track surface as necessary to ensure adhesion of the resurfacing materials. C. Beginning installation stipulates track installer “accepts” existing conditions. Adhesion of the resurfacing materials to the existing track surface is the installation contractors responsibility. PRODUCT AND MATERIAL DESCRIPTION A. Two coats of a mixture of colored polyurethane and Melos EPDM spray rubber (or approved equivalent), which are structurally sprayed onto the existing base to resurface current track surface. B. Rubber (EPDM): Melos EPDM spray rubber (or approved equivalent). C. One-Component Structural Spray: The current surface shall be coated by using a one component, solvent based, Qualipur polyurethane resin based, structural spray mixed with Melos spray rubber (or approved equivalent). APPLICATIONS PROCEDURES A. The entire surface shall be clean and free of dirt, oil grease or any other matter prior to application of the resurfacing materials. Any dirt, construction debris, etc. shall be pressure washed off the track surface by the installation contractor. B. Prime entire existing track surface with Qualipur 1220 at an approximate rate of .16 kg/m2 (.30 lbs/yd2). C. The one component Qualipur structural spray should be mixed with Melos EPDM spray rubber (or approved equivalent) at a rate of 60% structural spray liquid to 40% EPDM rubber. After the primer has cured to tack free, but no longer than 24 hours, the mixture should be sprayed in two layers at an approximate rate of .86 kg/m2 (1.60 lbs/yd2) per coat; for a total minimum combined consumption rate of approximately 1.73 kg/ m2 (3.20 lbs/yd2). STRIPING AND MONUMENTATION A. The contractor shall consult with the owner prior to the start of their calculations for determination of the finish line location, events to be run, location of lane numbers and additional paint markings. B. All line marking paint is to be approved by the synthetic surfacing manufacturer only and an experienced track-striping specialist shall perform the line striping.


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Be thoughtful with secondhand gifts
Dear Sara: Would you be offended if someone gave you a smelly gift from a thrift store? This just happened to me. I know it’s the thought that counts, so I made sure to sound really appreciative of the gift without making a face about the smell, but it was BAD. Soap and water didn’t work to remove the smell, so I used a vinegar rinse, which seems to have done the job. I checked the shirt today and the smell seems to be gone. -- Shoiji, New Jersey Dear Shoiji: I was going to say I wouldn’t be offended, but I should clarify: In most situations, I wouldn’t be offended. It does depend on who was giving it to me. If it was coming from my husband, I’d probably be disappointed; but I’d give anyone the benefit of the doubt on an item that smells. It’s very possible that the giver didn’t

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notice the smell. And it really is the thought that counts, right? You handled it well. We teach our young children to be gracious when opening their birthday gifts. The same manners apply to us as adults. Some people would be offended by a secondhand gift, even if it didn’t smell. When giving gifts, you have to know whether or not the gift recipient can appreciate a secondhand item and you need to give the same thoughtful consideration when giving secondhand gifts. This includes whether or not the gift is in acceptable condition.

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Lakeview Farms, LLC., a manufacturer of quality Dairy and Dessert products, is accepting applications in our production, shipping and warehouse departments on all shifts. Qualified individuals will be extremely dependable, detail oriented, have good math and reading skills and the ability to lift up to fifty pounds. Must be extremely quality conscious with good mechanical aptitude, forklift experience required for warehouse and shipping. Company offers competitive wage and benefits package. Persons over the age of 18 may obtain an application Monday through Friday 8:00AM to 5:00PM or submit a resume to: Lakeview Farms, Inc. Julie Lambert, HR Manager 1700 Gressel Drive, P.O. Box 98 Delphos, OH 45833

Friday, October 26, 2012

The Herald –11

Grandparents who have no interest in grandchildren
Dear Annie: Eleven years ago, we moved halfway across the country in order to live close to my husband’s family. For years, we heard about all the things they would do with our kids if only we lived nearer. My parents were still busy raising my four younger siblings and weren’t really interested in being grandparents, so all these promises sounded wonderful. It didn’t take long after we moved to discover that my in-laws were all talk. When we announced that we were pregnant with our fourth child, my mother-in-law said, “Well, don’t expect me to babysit four kids.” I had to bite my tongue to keep from retorting, “Why would I? You never babysit the three we already have.” My motherin-law always sounds like I’m holding a gun to her head when I ask whether she might have some time to see the kids. My children are growing up. They are completely self-sufficient and well behaved. They clean up after themselves and take care of one another. I’ve always tried to cast my in-laws in the best possible light, even though they spend less time with my children than my parents who live 1,500 miles away. But the kids are catching on. Should I continue making excuses for my in-laws? Is it OK to tell my kids honestly why they never get invited to their house? Is there any way to express myself to my inlaws so it will open their eyes about what they are missing? So far, calling my mother-inlaw on her behavior has only resulted in a guilt trip and crocodile tears. It breaks my heart that my children have no relationship with these grandparents. But more than that, I’m having a hard time not resenting them for all the broken promises. — Fran in Frisco Dear Fran: We don’t know why your in-laws switched gears. Perhaps being with all those children was more effort than they expected. But don’t badmouth them to your kids even if they deserve it. When your children ask why they don’t see their grandparents, simply say, “It’s just the way they are.” And please stop asking your in-laws to spend time with the kids. Instead, invite them to whatever occasions merit their presence, and let them see for themselves what they are reaping. Dear Annie: You’ve mentioned that men with low sex drives should be tested for low testosterone. I’m curious how many men are willing to address the problem with medication. My guy was tested, and his testosterone was very low. He was given a prescription, but said it was too expensive. A call to the doctor produced a less expensive prescription, but he didn’t fill that one, either, because it was a “hormone,” and he thinks all hormones are dangerous. We have since split up. No sex drive is one thing, but the accompanying negative personality issues made me want to hide in my own house. — Alone Dear Alone: Low testosterone can also be responsible for depression and other mood disorders. It’s too bad your guy was unwilling to try the prescription. It may have helped him enormously. A discussion with his doctor about hormones would have been useful. Dear Annie: I disagree with your answer to “Home Alone,” whose boyfriend travels on business for months at a time. When he’s home, he spends weekdays with her but wants to spend weekends with his family or friends. You said, “You’ll have to revisit this issue if you marry and have children.” I would hope the issue would be totally resolved before even thinking of getting married. He doesn’t even make a good boyfriend. That relationship spells disaster. — Texas

Tomorrow’s Horoscope
By Bernice Bede Osol


In the coming months, your chances are exceptionally good for experiencing a definite upswing where your status and earnings are concerned. Although you will have a big role in bringing this about, Lady Luck will also play an important part. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -You have the tenacity to finish what you start and, as such, are likely to see all your endeavors through to their conclusions in ways that will please both you and others. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Because you appreciate the lighter side of life and know what to say or do to take other people’s minds off of their problems, you’ll be in demand among your friends. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Something important you have been unable to finalize can be concluded. It will prove to be a good thing that you had to wait, because conditions are far more favorable now. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Certain conditions you aren’t deliberately manipulating will be trending in your favor. If and when you sense you’re on a winning streak, don’t hesitate to flow with events. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -Your probabilities for accumulating some type of financial or material gains look to be exceptionally good. This will be especially true for those of you who have initiated matters yourself. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Leadership, initiative and sound judgment are your most dominating attributes today. You have a wonderful faculty for knowing how to make good things better. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -There are likely to be some stirrings behind the scenes of which you might not be aware. When they do surface, however, chances are they’ll contribute to your material well-being. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Any dealings you have with large corporations or huge groups should work out to your satisfaction. If you have anything that is worthy of promoting, do it now. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -Instead of intimidating you, challenges are more likely to arouse your will to win. One of your secrets to success is your positive vision. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- In order to convince a group to do what you want, it pays to first make an ally of the person who has the most clout. This individual will be able to sell others what you can’t. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- There is some kind of special expertise you possess that could be of enormous value to others, and because of this, you’re likely to be included in a promising joint endeavor. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -Whereas certain business alliances might be somewhat testy, teaming up with them in noncommercial venture could produce a delightful time.






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Friday, October 26, 2012

Charlotte Dunahay dressed as Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Courtney Teman, left, Cindy McGue, Lauren Mox and Audrey North dressed as Candy Corn.

Safety Pup hands out candy at the fire department.

Treaters lined up in the parking lot of Trinity United Methodist for Trunk or Treat.

Frank, left, and Gus, the pugs of Cassie Lindeman and Jordan Martin greeted trick-or-treaters at the couple’s home Thursday.

Jayda, left, and Nautica Rader trick or treat Thursday.

A spooky yard on East Third Street.

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