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‘Purple Glove’ dance video volunteers needed
Relay for Life of Delphos 2013 Chair Cindy Metzger is looking for groups of people: friends, neighbors, family, businesses, organizations and individuals, to help make a “Purple Glove” dance video to raise awareness and donations for Relay For Life. The song is “I Gotta Feeling” by the Black Eyed Peas. Groups can be filmed for as long or short as they want from a few seconds to the entire song. Metzger will then splice together all the entries for a master video. Interested persons can contact Metzger by e-mail at or call 419-236-5314 to schedule a date and time for filming. Purple gloves will be provided to all the participants.


Obama shares his vision with Lima
at community colleges with the skills that businesses are looking for right now, he believes the strategies will grow an economy, with the end result of creating jobs. He is convinced that through education, the United States will have the best workers in the world and will attract more companies. Change is the very thing he is fighting for in this election. “Change comes when we live up to this country’s legacy of innovation. We’re not just building cars again; we’re building better cars,” Obama solidified his perspective. “They’re smarter, more durable and these are cars that by the middle of the next decade will go twice as far on a gallon of gas which, by the way, saves you money but it also makes us more energy-independent. That’s good for our national security; it’s good for our environment.” Obama’s idea is not to subsidize oil company profits when they are making money hand over fist. He wants to support the energy jobs of tomorrow and cut oil imports in half — bring these jobs back to America. “I want to reward companies that create the next generation of manufacturing here in America, making products stamped with the words: Made in America — with American workers. That’s what we’re fighting for. That’s the future I see for this country,” he said. Obama’s campaign stop at Lima Senior High School Friday afternoon marked the first sitting Democrat president to do so since Harry Truman in 1948. A crowd of 3,800 supporters stood in line for hours and braved the cold and windy weather to hear him speak on job creation, rescuing the flailing auto indus-

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Delphos, Ohio try and championing for the people. “Now, Ohio, in four days, you’ve got a choice to make — it’s not just a choice between two candidates or two parties. It’s a choice about two different visions for America. It’s a choice between a return to the top-down economic policies that almost crashed our economy or a future that’s built on a strong and growing middle class,” he said. Obama directed his attention to the “folks” at the very top in the country, who don’t need another champion in Washington and always have a “seat at the table,” access and influence. He said he believes the people who really need a champion are the Americans whose letters he reads late at night; the men and women he meets on the campaign trail every day; the laid-off furniture worker who’s retraining at the age of 55 for a new career at a community college. “Lobbyists in Washington will never be working for them. They need a president who is working for them. They need a president who is fighting for them.” Obama declared. “I ran because the voices of the American people — your voices — had been shut out of our democracy for way too long by lobbyists and special interests, by politicians who will do whatever it takes and say whatever it takes to keep things just the way they are — protectors of the status quo. And over the last four years, the status quo in Washington has fought us every step of the way.” Ex-Govenor Ted Strickland attended the rally and spoke prior to Obama taking the podium. A handful of protestors holding signs questioning Obama’s treatment of the Syrian consulate attack took to the street across from the high school.

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City, ACR slates leaf pickup

Allen County Refuse and the City of Delphos have set the following dates for special leaf pickup: Pickup in the Allen County portion of Delphos will be on Tuesday. Van Wert County Delphos residents will see leaf pickup on Wednesday. All leaves must be bagged with bags set at the curb the night before. The city also reminds residents it is a violation of city ordinance to rake, blow, mow or place any leaves in the city right of way.

President Barack Obama brought his vision of the next four years to thousands gathered at Lima Senior High School Friday. BY STEPHANIE GROVES

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Songs offer messages of hope at Sandy benefit show
By HILLEL ITALIE The Associated Press NEW YORK — From “Livin’ on a Prayer” to “The Living Proof,” every song Friday at NBC’s benefit concert for superstorm Sandy victims became a message song. New Jersey’s Jon Bon Jovi gave extra meaning to “Who Says You Can’t Go Home.” Billy Joel worked in a reference to Staten Island, the decimated New York City borough. The hourlong event, hosted by Matt Lauer, was heavy on stars and lyrics identified with New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area, which took the brunt of this week’s deadly storm. The telethon was a mix of music, storm footage and calls for donations from Jon Stewart, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg and others. The mood was somber but hopeful, from Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful” to Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” and a tearful Mary J. Blige’s “The Living Proof,” her ballad of resilience with the timely declaration that “the worst is over/I can start living now.” Joel rocked out with “Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway),” a song born from crisis, New York City’s near bankruptcy in the 1970s, while Jimmy Fallon endured a faulty microphone and gamely led an all-star performance of the Drifters’ “Under the Boardwalk” that featured Joel, Bruce Springsteen and Steven Tyler. The Aerosmith

LIMA — President Barack Obama brought his vision for the next four years to West Central Ohio on Friday. Obama plans to give every young American

a shot at a good education by hiring more teachers to help grow the economy and cut the growth of tuition in half over the next 10 years. By recruiting 100,000 math and science teachers so kids don’t fall behind the rest of the world plus training 2 million Americans

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frontman then sat behind a piano and gave his all on a strained but deeply emotional “Dream On.” Sting was equally passionate during an acoustic, muscular version of The Police hit “Message In a Bottle” and its promise to “send an SOS to the world.” The show ended, as it only could, with Springsteen and the E Street Band, tearing into “Land Of Hope and Dreams.” “God bless New York,” Springsteen, New Jersey’s ageless native son, said in conclusion. “God bless the Jersey shore.” The stable of NBC Universal networks, including USA, CNBC, MSNBC, E! Entertainment, The Weather Channel and Bravo, aired the concert live from the NBC studios in Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan, several blocks north of where the city went days without power. NBC Universal invited other networks to televise the event, but not everyone signed on. That might have something to do with network rivalries. Others declined to televise Friday’s telethon, even though ABC parent Walt Disney Co. said it would donate $2 million to the American Red Cross and various ABC shows will promote a “Day of Giving” on Monday. The CBS Corp., Viacom Inc., parent of “Jersey Shore” network MTV, Fox network owner News Corp. also announced big donations to the Red Cross.

Boseila improving on fourth language
BY STACY TAFF DELPHOS — Traveling and studying foreign languages is not a new thing for 16-year-old visiting German student Jonas Boseila, His decision to come to the United States was centered around language as well as cultural curiosity. “I wanted to improve my English. My pronunciation wasn’t so good,” Boseila said. “English is the world’s language and you need it for most jobs. I also wanted to see the American culture and people.” In addition to German and English, Boseila can also speak French and Arabic. “I learned how to speak French when I was in Italy,” he said. “I know Arabic because I was born in Egypt and lived there until I was 10 with my mother and my younger sister Sarah. My mother is German and my father is Egyptian. My father is a doctor and he was living in Germany because he could make more money there. When I was 10, we moved to Germany to live with him. My mother used to be a nurse but now she works in a private practice as someone who takes calls and my father is head of thoracic surgery in the city hospital.” During his time here in Delphos, Boseila has been enjoying himself. “I visited Niagara Falls with my host family. It was very beautiful,” he said. “We also went to Amish Country, which was interesting. We had a lot of fun there, too. I like the mall in Lima. We went to Cedar Point, too, and there’s the Chicago trip this month with all of the other exchange students.” Even arriving in the United States was exciting

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for Boseila. “Our flight from Washington to Detroit was canceled for some reason, I’m not sure why,” he said. “We had to stay the night in a hotel, which was great. It was actually a lot of fun because it was Washington, D.C.” Back in Germany, there are no school teams for sports but Boseila has a soccer team he plays with regularly. “I miss my soccer team. I just miss getting to play with them,” he said. “They still invite me to things on Facebook and I have to get on there and tell them no, I can’t come because I’m not there. I get to play soccer here, too. I practice with Dominik, one of the other exchange students. I’ve also been lifting with one of the girl exchange students, Alicia.” See BOSEILA, Page 2

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For The Record Thankful for more than just a day US officials counter reports The Delphos If you’ve been on Facebook the last couNANCY SPENCER on Benghazi attacks ple of days, you’ve seen the posts of what Herald Two of those Americans By LOLITA C. BALDOR people are thankful for. During the month of
November, you are supposed to say something you are thankful for each day, not just on Thanksgiving. I’m three days behind so I better get busy and catch up. Day 1: I am thankful for my wonderful husband. He drives me mad, makes me laugh, makes me smile and makes it worth coming home every day after work. We are enjoying each other’s company and working on some small improvements around the house. It feels good. Days 2: I am thankful for the rest of my family from the top on down to the little guy, Ringo. Day 3: I am thankful for all I have. Watching the footage of the horrible destruction of Superstorm Sandy really makes you take stock of what you have and what you may think you need but don’t. It’s heart-wrenching to consider the families of those who have died and those who have no homes to go back to once things get back on track. We never truly appreciate what we have until we realize how much we have compared to others. Day 4: (Yeah, I know I’m jumping ahead but I want to make sure I get this all in.) I am thankful the fall season is upon us. Aaaaah. The crispness of the morning air. The crunch of leaves underfoot. The only problem is now comes the prewinter cleanup. The bushes need trimmed or the Christmas lights will look funny. The flower beds need weeded and everything cut back. Who knows, with the weird weather we’ve been having, we might have to mow one more time. I can’t believe it’s less than three weeks until Thanksgiving already. The pies and tur-

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key in the freezer is a big hint. I’ve already doled out everyone else’s goodies they need to bring so the food is pretty much covered. Now I just have to work in a little cleaning (OK, a lot of cleaning) between now and then. Back to fall and how much I love this time of year. I truly enjoy the first morning when you can walk outside and see your breath. That little cloud of moisture hanging in the air in front of me is awesome. We had our first snowfall early this week. There’s an old wive’s tale we chat about on the second floor of The Herald building. The tale indicated that whatever date the first measurable snowfall of the year falls on, that is how many measurable snowfalls we will have that winter. Uh-oh. I believe is was Oct. 30. That means 30 measurable snowfalls this year. I sure am glad it’s just an old wive’s tale. Whew. No one needs 30 snowfalls but I am thankful it was only a quarter-inch. I am in no way shape or form ready to shovel the white stuff or wear boots and all that garb yet. I’m thankful that was just a fleeting meet-and-greet with snow. (I know. That one doesn’t count.) Try it for the month and see what all you’re thankful for. You don’t have to log on to Facebook to make a list. It’s just as good if it’s sitting on the counter or the table. It just matters that you’ve thought about it and perhaps shared a few with someone else.

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Boseila said back home, he meets his friends to hear music in the city, go to the cinema and play basketball, soccer or tennis for fun. Here in the United States, he’s able to do some of the same things and add some new recreational activities, as well. “I like to watch the foot-

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ball games. I don’t really like the rain and the cold but the games are a lot of fun,” he said. “I also got a chance to play golf and that was very fun, I would do it again. We’ve been to the theater to see The Bourne Legacy and Dark Knight Rises. I also really enjoy the television show Necessary Roughness, the one with the football player.” Boseila says school is where he notices the most differences between the two countries. “Here at St. John’s, the periods are right after another. In Germany we have breaks in between. Also, we don’t have uniforms back home. In Germany, my favorite class is gym but here you only get 30 minutes and by the time you’ve warmed up you don’t really have time to do anything,” he said. “My favorite subject here is biology but only because I like the teacher.” Boseila’s host parents Ann and James Benfield make him feel comfortable and at home, which helps with homesickness. “I miss my friends and family of course, but I get to Skype with them. I’m very busy, though, so I don’t

worry about it. Plus I have a nice family here now and my host parents tease me, too, so they’re like real parents,” he said. “I’ve made a lot of friends. I go to school with Dominik back in Germany and I’ve become good friends with the girl exchange students here. My host parents have a grown daughter who has a son that I hang out with a lot, too.” When he graduates, Boseila says he would enjoy coming back to America. “I would like to maybe come back to go to college and play soccer,” he said. “I have a friend at home who would like to come with me. I think every kid in Germany would enjoy coming here at least once. We really like fast food but we don’t eat a lot of it. I like the clothes better here too. It’s been very interesting and I think it’s been a good experience for me. People here are so nice and helpful. In Germany, not everyone will say, ‘Hello, how are you?’ when you’re walking down the street but they do here. It’s nice.” Boseila and the other German students will return home on December 8.

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WASHINGTON — The Pentagon provided more details Friday of the military response to the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, as questions continue to swirl ahead of the presidential election about the government’s response to the attack, detailing the troops that were dispatched to the region, even though most arrived after the fighting was over. Although two teams of special operations forces were deployed from central Europe and the United States, the attack, which began after 9 p.m. local time and ended by about 6 a.m., was over before they arrived at Sigonella Naval Air Station in Sicily, Italy, across the Mediterranean from Libya. Pentagon press secretary George Little said that after the attack began, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta quickly met with his senior military advisers, including the top U.S. commander for Africa Command who was in Washington for meetings. Little said that within a few hours Panetta had ordered units to move to Libya. “The entire U.S. government was operating from a cold start,” Little said. He said the military units were prepared to respond to any number of contingencies, including a potential hostage situation. The military also immediately moved an unarmed Predator surveillance drone to Benghazi airspace to provide real-time intelligence on the situation for the CIA officers on the ground who were fighting the militants. The Pentagon comments came a day after senior U.S. intelligence officials detailed the CIA’s rescue efforts, striking back at allegations they failed to respond quickly or efficiently against the deadly attack, which killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

were ex-Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glenn Doherty, who initially were identified publicly as State Department contractors. But on Thursday, the intelligence officials said they were CIA contractors. Previously the agency had asked The Associated Press and other news organizations to avoid linking the men to the CIA because the officials claimed that doing so would endanger the lives of other security contractors working for other agencies around the world. U.S. officials are using the details to rebut some news reports that said the CIA told its personnel to “stand down” rather than go to the consulate to help repel the attackers. Fox News reported that when CIA officers at the annex called higher-ups to tell them the consulate was under fire, they were twice told to “stand down.” The CIA publicly denied the report, laying out a timeline that showed CIA security officers left their annex and headed to the consulate less than 25 minutes after receiving the first call for help.

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COLUMBUS (AP) — Robert Morton Duncan, the first black justice to serve on the Ohio Supreme Court, has died. He was 85. Morton served on the high court from 1969, when he was appointed by Gov. James A. Rhodes, until 1971, when President Richard Nixon appointed him to the U.S. Court of Military Appeals. In 1974 Duncan was appointed to the federal court in Columbus where he decided that city’s historic schools’ desegregation cases. Duncan identified those cases as the most meaningful of his career because they secured equal educational access for black students. The Ohio Supreme Court confirmed Duncan’s death on Friday. Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor said Duncan was an inspiration to a generation of Ohio lawyers and judges. Duncan is survived by his wife, Shirley, and their three children.

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Be sure to mark your calendars for the following four adult programs scheduled for the month of November: Nov. 10 – Christmas Poinsettias using the Bob Ross Technique with Judy Tolhurst Nov. 12 – Antiques Appraisals presented by Anne Stratton Nov. 17 – “Christmas with Jen.” Jennifer Salazar will show participants how to create a Christmas centerpiece Nov. 27 – Designer Holidays with Jen & Lisa. Jennifer Salazar & Lisa Webken from Intervention Design will show creative holiday ideas to use anywhere in the home Be sure to sign up early for these programs and bring a friend. The library’s annual Food For Fines project will start Nov. 19 and run through Dec. 29 this year. Patrons returning overdue library materials between those dates will have their fines dropped if a nonperishable item is donated to the library. Suggestions are paper products, toiletries, baby products, cereal, boxed mixes, cleaning products or canned goods. All donations will then be given to the Delphos Community Christmas Project and the Delphos Thrift Shop for their food bank. This is an excellent way to help the less fortunate during the holiday season. 13 new DVD titles were added to our collection this month: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3 Dark Shadows Katy Perry: The Movie Part Of Me Kronk’s New Groove Looney Tunes Mouse Chronicles The Magic Of Belle Isle Marvel’s The Avengers Moonrise Kingdom Scooby Doo!: 13 Spooky Tales Sea Level 12 Dogs Of Christmas What To Expect When You’re Expecting FICTION Lucky Penny – Catherine Anderson To support her orphaned niece, Brianna O’Keefe accepts work with a Colorado rancher. To guard herself from unwanted attention, she pretends that she’s married to a Denver gold miner named David Paxton. When her boss forces her to write her “husband,” hoping he’ll take Brianna off his hands, she can only pray that there is no real David Paxton who can expose her. But when Colorado marshal David Paxton gets a letter from a stranger claiming to be his wife and pleading with him to come for her and his daughter, he dutifully sets out to find this woman and the child he may have sired. What stuns Brianna is that David is convinced the young girl is, in fact his child. As David and Brianna’s wary attraction blossoms into deeper desire, David warms to the idea of a ready-made family. But can his dream survive Brianna’s lingering distrust — and his own secrets? A Promise For Miriam – Vanetta Chapman Amish schoolteacher Miriam King loves her students. At twenty-six, most women her age are married with children of their own, but she hasn’t yet met anyone who can persuade her to give up the Plain school that sits along the banks of Pebble Creek. Then new-

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comer Gabriel Miller steps into her life, bringing his daughter, an air of mystery, and challenges Miriam has never faced before. At first Gabe just wants to be left alone with a past that haunts him, but the loving and warm Wisconsin community he and his daughter have moved to has other plans for him. After a near tragedy, he hesitantly returns offers of help and friendship and discovers he can make a difference to the people of Pebble Creek — and maybe to the Amish schoolteacher. Little Boy Blue – Kim Kavin When journalist Kim Kavin decided to adopt a puppy, she went to her computer, clicked on an online photo, and submitted an application. She had no idea that the adorable brindle puppy — advertised as healthy and available near her New Jersey home — was a last-minute rescue from a gas-chamber shelter in North Carolina. Kavin quickly saw that Blue was happy and friendly, but his manner indicated that he’d endured some unknown ordeal. Curious, she traced Blue’s history all the way back to a long, dismal row of cages where, at the time of his rescue, he had only 72 hours to live. Besides being a true, shocking expose that describes a brutal ongoing reality that prevails in many of America’s taxpayer-funded shelters, this book is also the inspiring story of a grassroots canine rescue network of dedicated animal lovers whose continuing efforts are saving countless dogs from unwarranted death. Tate Given by: Ex Libris Book Club The Short American Century The American Spirit – Brian Tracy & Edwin Feulner In memory of: Dorothy Tate Given by: THE FAMILY OF RON AHTEN The Risk Agent – Ridley Pearson Ripper – David Golemon Ireland (Eyewitness Travel) Europe (Eyewitness Travel) New England (Eyewitness Travel) Pacific Northwest (Eyewitness Travel) Discovering Germany – Maureen Copelof National Parks: A kid’s guide to America’s parks, monuments, and landmarks – Erin McHugh Blood Line – James Rollins Zoo – James Patterson The Key – Simon Toyne In memory of: Dorothy Tate Given by: Colleagues from Jefferson: Linda Baker Carol E. Grothouse Ruth Odenweller Marge Stutz Jan Wilson Arnita Yoder FIELD GUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA (National Geographic) In memory of: Gene Schwinnen Given by: BARB & DAVE SCHMIEDEBUSCH Great Book Of Woodworking Tips In memory of: Charlie Fletcher Given by: Margaret Merschman family & Jim’s Restaurant customers & employees Coaching Youth Basketball Coaching Youth Basketball: Step-by-step strategy, mechanics & drills for consistent success – Kristen Somogyi Breaking Glass: An introduction to stained glass art and design – Stephen Norton 40 Great Stained Glass Projects – Michael Johnston Pottery On The Wheel For Beginners – Steve Mcdonald The Ceramics Bible – Louisa Taylor In memory of: Orville “Bud” Carder Given by: Richard Carder John Carder Deb & Jim Verhoff Deb & Rick Carder Kathy Mckee DONATIONS Bicentennial History Of Fort Jennings 1812—2012 Given by:


cycles and some fly out of a cannon. But they still won’t let famer and his truck go down the road. Read to find out how the angry farmer gets on down the road, ending up at, you guessed it, the turkey circus. Captain Underpants And The Terrifying Return Of Tippy Tinkle Trousers by Dav Pilkey Here is Pilkey’s 9th epic Captain Underpants novel, sort of. This new title takes George and Harold back in time to their kindergarten days, long before Captain Underpants was invented. How will they defeat the bully Kipper Krupp? And if the world comes to an end, which is completely possible, will that mean there never was a Captain Underpants? That is just too awful to imagine. Pilkey delivers another hilarious read, complete with a flip-orama.

Invisible Murder – Lene Kaaberbol & Agnete Friis In the ruins of an abandoned Soviet military hospital in northern Hungary, two impoverished Roma boys are scavenging for odds and ends to sell on the black market when they stumble upon something more valuable than they ever anticipated. The resulting chain of events threatens to blow apart the lives of a frightening number of people. A thousand miles away in Denmark, Red Cross nurse Nina Borg puts life and family on the line when she visits a group of sick Hungarian Gypsies living in a Copenhagen garage. What are they hiding, and what is making them so sick? Nina is about to learn how high the stakes are among the desperate and the deadly. Say You’re Sorry – Michael Robotham When pretty and popular teenagers Piper Hadley and Tash McBain disappear one Sunday morning, the search for them captivates a nation, but the girls are never found. Three years later, during the worst blizzard in a century, a husband and wife are brutally killed in the farmhouse where Tash once lived. A suspect is in custody — a troubled young man who hears voices. Convinced that Piper and Tash might still be alive, clinical psychologist Joe O’Loughlin and ex-cop Vincent Ruiz persuade the police to reopen the investigation. But they are racing against time to save the girls from someone with an evil, twisted, and calculating mind. Black Fridays - Michael Sears Jason Stafford is a former Wall Street hotshot who made some bad moves, paid for it with two years in prison, and is now trying to put his life back together. He’s unemployable, until an investment firm asks him to look into possible irregularities left by a junior trader who just died in an accident. What Stafford discovers is big — and keeps getting bigger, and more deadly — but it’s not his only concern. He has another quest: to reclaim his five-year-old son from his unstable ex-wife. The child is a challenge unlike any he has ever known, and the things Stafford will discover about himself in the process will shake him to his core. When all the threads of his life come together, he will have a decision to make — and the results will be explosive. NON-FICTION


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Saturday, November 3, 2012

“You must be true to yourself. Strong enough to be true to yourself. Brave enough to be strong enough to be true to yourself. Wise enough to be brave enough, to be strong enough to shape yourself from what — Sylvia Constance Ashton-Warner, New Zealander author and educator (1908-1984) you actually are.”

In a moment we’ll get presidential again as I had promised in my last article but I must tell everyone that the last day to sign up for the Chicago trip will be this Monday. I still have room on the bus: Leave at 7 a.m. Nov. 30th — Lighthouse Mall, Tommy Guns dinner theater, plenty of free time, DEAR EDITOR: German Markets, Navy Pier, Abraham Lincoln said: two nights at Courtyard on “You cannot bring about prosperity by discovering thrift You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. the Magnificent Mile, tips, You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage taxes and fees, Lincoln Park payer. Conservatory and all transYou cannot further the brotherhood of man by encouraging portation. Price $399 double, the claw of hatred. $349 triple $299 quad (an You cannot help the poor by discouraging the rich. $800 savings!) 419-303-5482 You cannot build character and courage by taking away a Day or night. man’s initiative and independence. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what As reported by the they should be doing for themselves.” Discovery Channel, “On Times have changed? Remember Abraham Lincoln’s comments when you cast Election Day in 2000, television news anchors informed your ballet on Tuesday. Dennis Klausing their audiences that they Delphos could not reveal who the next U.S. president would be. The race between George W. Bush and Al Gore was just too close to call. Ultimately, Bush would be sworn in as One Year Ago the 43rd president, although • American Legion Post 268 Commander Larry Grothouse he didn’t win the popular presented a check to Sgt. Dave Clark of the Delphos Police Department. The Legion distributes proceeds at least once a year. vote. That made President Recipients also included Jefferson and St. John’s schools, Delphos Bush the fourth president Optimists, Community United, the Delphos Canal Commission with that distinction. In 1824, Museum, the Delphos Museum of Postal History, the Veterans War John Quincy Adams became president although he lost Memorial Park and others. the popular vote to Andrew 25 Years Ago — 1987 • American Legion Post 268 announced winners of the annual Halloween party held at the post home on State Street. In the age infant to age four first prize was awarded Nathan Diltz for his Dracula costume. First prize winner of age 5-7 were Clint Mox, 7, a clown. In age 8-11 category, first prize went to Andy Hoffman, 9, the ugliest. In the age over 11 first prize went to Patty Saum as a clown. Winner of the apple bobbing was Katrina Miller. Winner of the pin the tail on the donkey was Lonnie Schaffner. • Initiatory work will be conducted at the regular meeting of Delphos Chapter 26, Order of the Eastern Star Nov. 5 in Masonic Temple, North Main Street. Co-chairmen of the dinning room are Romaine Owens and Erylene Shaw, assisted by Richard Owens, Kenneth Shaw, Tom Jones, Mary Adam, Dorothy Miller, Latalla If there are images in this Jones, Janelle Miller and Mary Beerman. attachment, they will not be 50 Years Ago — 1962 • Delphos Blue Jays closed out their 1962 grid season Friday displayed. Download the night with a solid 34-18 win over Indian Lake. Halfback Bill original attachment November. Election month. “Dusty” Laudick crossed the Lakers’ goal line three times for 18 of the Jays points. Ron Baumgarte contributed six points, John Grone Politics. It can divide a dinadded six and the remaining four were made by Dave Hoehn, who ner party as quickly as it can divide a nation. I enjoy intelbooted successfully four times for bonus points. • Members of Delphos Chapter No. 26, Order of the Eastern ligent discussions involving Star and members of District 8, of which Delphos is a part, took an politics…sometimes. What active part in the 73rd Acacia Grand Chapter Session held Oct. 30 I can’t deal with are people through Nov. 1, in Cleveland. Mrs. Walter Clark, associate Matron who get so heated that they of Delphos Chapter, took a part in the impressive installation cer- can’t sit and calmly talk about emony. an issue; instead they end up • Delphos Jefferson’s Wildcats notched touchdowns in the first red-faced and yelling, making and fourth periods to close out their season on a winning note as me just want to slither out the they tripped the Paulding Panthers, 12-7. Jefferson broke into the door without looking back. scoring column in the first period when Bill Doyle tossed several What is it about politics yards to Gerald Lindeman for a touchdown. In the last period, Fred that stirs up such emotions Lentz charged through the line for the final tally of the game. in people? I’ve never seen 75 Years Ago — 1937 anyone talk about the weather • David L. Baringer will be the next mayor of Delphos. He carried the election Tuesday, defeating Mayor W. H. Taylor by a and end up angrily storming margin of 102 votes, 1263 to 1161. Baringer headed the Citizens out. (Get it? Weather? “stormticket and ran far ahead of that ticket. Ennis Price and A. C. Kortier, independent candidates for mayor, polled votes of 126 and 88, respectively. • As indicated by St. John’s 1937-38 schedule, the school’s WASHINGTON — With cagers will likely have a tough row to hoe if they plan on taking a just days to go, this is the ungoodly share of the season’s encounters. According to St. John’s callable election. new mentor, Coach Jake Schulte, five lettermen are available for St. Between daily tracking John’s varsity this year. The team will be built around these boys polls, punditry, Intrade gamwho are: Grothouse, Ditto, Gladen, Brandehoff and Klausing. bles, Nate Silver predictions, • Mrs. Carl Tester of Lima, a kindergarten instructor, was the RealClearPolitics averages guest speaker at a regular meeting of the Delphos Mothers Circle — and hurricanes — heads conducted at the home of Mrs. Herbert Buchanan, East Suthoff are spinning with anticipation Street, Tuesday evening. Mrs. Charles Nixon presented an interest- and angst. ing paper on “Troubles and Training.” In two weeks, the group will Who’s going to be the next meet at the home of Mrs. Russell Judkins, East Seventh Street. president? Maybe Barack Obama; maybe Mitt Romney. It could be a landslide! For either one. Or not. Such are the discussions along sidewalks, over cocktails, in corridors and in checkout lines. What the heck is going on? It’s anybody’s guess. One thing going on is information saturation that reflects but also shapes reality. To what extent may not be knowable, but it can’t be denied that the constant barrage of analysis, projection and prediction influences the very thing — human behavior — that the quantifiers attempt to capture. As of Friday, Romney and Obama were within a decimal point of one another — 47.4 Obama to 47.3 Romney — in the national polling average posted by RealClearPolitics. Over at Intrade, the prediction market, odds favored the president 66.6 percent to Romney’s 33.5 percent. RealClear put Romney’s favorability rating at 6.3 to Obama’s 3.7. Then there’s political poll-



Jackson; in 1876, Rutherford B. Hayes became president even though he lost the popular vote to Samuel Tilden; and in 1888, Benjamin Harrison became president although he lost the popular vote to Grover Cleveland.” Now what does all this have to do with postal history? Glad you asked. Today we are experiencing a whole new manner of handling election day - Vote by mail. Each state has been able to set up its own system for absentee ballots and voting by mail. The following is part of the website for the Secretary of State of California outlining their commitment to make voting a rewarding experience for everyone. “Here, you will find the tools and inf ormation you need to register to vote, sign up to vote by mail, locate your polling place, prepare to vote for the first time, and get answers to your questions about voting. With the goal of inspiring and preparing every eligible citizen to vote, the Secretary of State provides this New Voter page, plus election-related materials, and voter hotline assistance, in nine additional languages, including Spanish, Chinese,

Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese. For information in these languages, please choose from the menu of “New Voter Information” links....” In a outlined area on the page were the words “New Voter Information” written in each of the nine languages cited above. Ohio has taken the process of voting through the US Mail just a few steps further. Twice in 2012, a mass mailing of absentee ballot applications was sent to all registered voters who have kept their address current within Ohio’s voter database. The first round of applications was mailed out Aug. 31, 2012 arriving in mailboxes after Labor Day. A second supplemental mailing in early October, included voters who have registered or updated their information after Aug. 6, 2012. So you are actually applying for an absentee ballot which you mail in. That results in you having the absentee ballot mailed to you and then you mail the actual ballot back. All absentee ballots must be postmarked before election day and are tallied in with the official results. I know several of you

are very unsure about this process. Besides the “it’s in the mail” jokes what I find most interesting is that each state - and in some cases each county board of elections has the right to make its own rules. In some states you can actually vote when you are 17. In California any registered voter may vote using a vote-by-mail ballot instead of going to the polls on Election Day. All valid vote-by-mail ballots are counted in every election in California, regardless of the outcome or closeness of any race. If you are interested to see the various differences: use a search engine and type in “vote-by-mail.” The list is almost endless. In Louisiana you have to have a good reason to vote absentee and they have outlined the 12 acceptable reasons. There are some interesting hoops you have to jump through to get a ballot even if you initially qualify, like being a registered voter who is incarcerated or in a mental institution outside your home parish. Mayor Richard Daley was one of the people associated with the expression, “Vote early and often.” He may just have been ahead of his time.

by Sara Berelsman
ing”? I’m here all week.) Well, I think it’s because political issues, regardless of what they are, cut straight to the core of humanity. Every issue, whether it be affirmative action, abortion, global warming – okay, I guess there is one weather-related issue people get fired up about – regardless, all these issues affect each of us, and people love to exercise that freedom of speech. That’s fine with me, just don’t get up in my face or call me names. This has happened more than once when I’ve been engaged in political “discussions.” What ruins a potentially really good conversation is when each person involved believes he or she is without a doubt right, and can’t possibly see for a second the other person’s side. Sure, I might be definitively placed somewhere on the liberal/conservative scale, but that doesn’t mean I’m not open to other people’s opinions. No good discussion will ever come about when people refuse to budge, when they remain stuck in their myopic belief system that there is only one right answer. I used to be much more vocal about my political opinions than I am now. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good argument. I just got so tired of fighting with people who won’t back down, even when they have no evidence behind their claims. I have strong beliefs about every political issue, but I can also understand why people who disagree with me believe what they believe. Can’t we all just get along? I don’t see our country ever coming into agreement, and that would make life boring anyway. Still, this seems to be the most divided our country’s ever been, and that’s not good, either. Maybe if we all just “give a little bit,” things would improve. The tone of our nation might improve. Everyone wouldn’t seem so angry and self-righteous. But maybe I’m just dreaming that this will ever happen. In the meantime, you’ll catch me talking about the weather.

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ing guru Silver, who consistently shows Obama in the lead for the Electoral College and puts his chances of winning at 79 percent. Combining all the above in some sort of meta-analysis, facing East while balancing on one foot and slicing carrots on the diagonal, you have to figure Obama will be our president for another four years. Then again, people are unpredictable. Things happen. Weather happens. Ball teams win and lose. Moods swing. Humans fib. Babies cry. One thing we know without a study or a poll is that people tend to like winners. Thus, when one individual seems to be leading, people don’t want to identify with the loser and so align themselves with the top dog. The perception of loser-ness lends momentum to the apparent winner. But what if the sentiment is only toward winning-ness and not a true preference? Ever been surprised to find yourself hesitating in the voting booth? In the moment of truth, we don’t so much change our mind as recognize it.

Moderately confused

Doing the right thing is easier when you’re alone with your thoughts than when someone is in your face or ear, probing your innermost thoughts. Humans don’t always want their private feelings known and may respond in ways they think will cause them the least discomfort. Even though most people’s votes may indeed be predictable owing to party affiliation, ideology or some other reason, other more-nebulous factors also come into play. As Paul Farhi reported in Friday’s Washington Post, studies show that emotional events related to a variety of things — even a favorite team’s recent performance — can influence voting patterns to a small but measureable extent. Researchers found, for example, that when a hometown team wins, so does the incumbent. Basically, when people feel good, they go with the status quo. One study cited found that in every election between 1964 and 2008, on average, a hometown victory meant a 1.61 percentage point margin for the incumbent in the team’s county. That’s not a huge number, obviously, but when the difference between candidates is a single decimal point, it can be significant. Thus, Farhi proffers that should Obama win a second term, he may owe a thank you note to Ohio State’s football team.

The mega-storm Sandy that is still afflicting several states, including especially New York and New Jersey, where people are hungry and bodies are still being recovered, can’t be discounted as a factor. Notwithstanding New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s praise for Obama, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s surprise endorsement of the president, (and unearthing of Romney’s suddenly unwelcome promise to dismantle FEMA), the mood of voters come Tuesday may not be coherent by any previous standard. Anger at feeling underserved, no matter the logistical implausibility of government agencies meeting so many victims’ needs at once, could turn emotions in unexpected ways. Unhappy people may even vote against their own best interests as an expression of frustration. This is, of course, assuming these people can even get to the polls. Any or none of the above could shift the course of this election. We’ll know when we know. As for the two fine men vying for this impossible job, each should remember that no mandate comes with this victory. The winner of the pie-eating contest gets more pie. Vote -- and good luck, America.
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Saturday, November 3, 2012

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In the Waiting Room...


The least of my brothers
Dr. Celeste Lopez


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TODAY 9 a.m.-noon — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. St. Vincent DePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. John’s High School parking lot, is open. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Delphos Postal Museum is open. 12:15 p.m. — Testing of warning sirens by Delphos Fire and Rescue 1-3 p.m. — Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. SUNDAY 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open.


MONDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 7 p.m. — Delphos City Council meets at the Delphos Municipal Building, 608 N. Canal St. Delphos Parks and Recreation board meets at the recreation building at Stadium Park. Washington Township trustees meet at the township house. 7:30 p.m. — Spencerville village council meets at the mayor’s office. Delphos Eagles Auxiliary meets at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 Fifth St. 8 p.m. — The Veterans of Foreign Wars meet at the hall. TUESDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. Please notify the Delphos Herald at 419-695-0015 if there are any corrections or additions to the Coming Events column.

When I was about 8 years old, I remember seeing a news story about how the elderly people in the Soviet Union were struggling to survive because they weren’t provided health care or food. I remember thinking how glad I was that I lived in the United States, where we would never allow that to happen to our citizens. That is who we are. That is the kind of people we have always been. We take care of our people because it is the right thing to do. It doesn’t matter who they are or where they came from. The only thing that matters is that they need help, and we can help them. The fundamental teaching of almost all religions is “Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers, that you do unto me.” What has happened to us as a people, that we have forgotten this basic tenant of our religions. Now we beat each other up with Bible verses that supposedly back up whatever belief we are trying to convince others is the right one.

I don’t think the Bible was ever meant to be used as a weapon. When did the word ‘Christian’ stop meaning to treat others with kindness and start meaning to denounce people who don’t believe the way we believe. There are purveyors of hate out there trying to confuse the issues by throwing out largely inaccurate facts about what we could lose by supporting laws for health care. As a business owner, I may have to pay a little extra in taxes. People in the higher tax brackets would pay more in taxes. This is as it should be. I see no reason why we should be more concerned with the rich than we are with the middle class and poor. Believe me, the rich can take care of themselves, don’t feel sorry for them. If I lose a little extra cash, so be it. Here is what I will gain: — I will never have to see a four year old die of pneumonia because his parents waited too long to bring him into the hospital because they didn’t have

insurance. — I will never have to hear about an elderly person trying to choose between their blood pressure medication and their groceries. — I will know that someone with a pre-existing condition will not have to worry about getting or keeping their health insurance. This is no small thing. These are the beliefs that I have built my life on, this is what our country built itself on. We don’t just believe in helping ourselves, we also believe in helping the least of our brothers. Dr. Celeste Lopez graduated cum laude from The University of Utah College of Medicine. She completed her Pediatric residency training at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. She is certified with The American Board of Pediatrics since 1992. In 2003 she moved her practice, Wishing Well Pediatrics, to Delphos and is located at 154 W. Third Street. She is the proud mother of a 13-yearold son.

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Last-minute TD lifts Jays past Vikings



LEIPSIC — The Drive. The Catch. No, it wasn’t the Denver Broncos breaking the hearts of the Cleveland Browns, nor Dwight Clark catching the ball from Joe Montana. However, they were just as effective as St. John’s scored with less than a minute left to cap off a comeback and nab a 36-29 Region 22 quarterfinal victory over Leipsic before a rabid crowd at John Edwards Stadium in Leipsic. The victory moves the Blue Jays (7-4) to a regional semifinal date with Fremont St. Joseph’s Central Catholic 7:30 p.m. Friday at a site to be determined. Leipsic (8-3) had gone ahead 29-28 with 9:30 remaining and held the lead until the Jays’ defense held on a 4th-and-7 from their 21 and commenced a drive from there with 3:05 left and holding two timeouts. Quarterback Mark Boggs hit Tyler Jettinghoff for 24 yards, then ran for three. He then hit senior Will Buettner for a great 20-yard catch — perhaps the play of the game — to the Viking 32. The Blue and Gold finished it from there with six running plays. At the 3, Jettinghoff (25 rushes for 81 tough yards) took a toss around right end and would not be denied the end one with 56 ticks remaining. After taking their final timeout for the 2-point conversion, Jettinghoff took it the other way and made it 36-29. Devin Mangas returned the kickoff 16 yards to the 31. A 1-yard loss set up Leipsic’s last gasp; a long desperation pass from Zach Kuhlman that was picked off by Evan Hays at the Jays’ 37 with 42 ticks left. Boggs took two kneeldowns to run out the clock. “It was finally about making plays. We’ve been talking about that all year and we finally made enough, especially at the end,” Jays coach Todd Schulte noted. “We had the two big passes on the last drive and that seemed to loosen them up enough for us to run the ball. It didn’t look

Danica’s 1 regret about Stakes dramatically different for Buckeyes, Illini bumping Cassill: execution By RUSTY MILLER It’s a different kind of Trophy race. He admits he’s coach at Toledo a year ago
By STEPHEN HAWKINS The Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas — Danica Patrick has only one regret about purposely bumping Landon Cassill in her last race. “I still think it was important for me to stand up for myself and I wouldn’t change it,” Patrick said. “I would change my execution of the actual incident. I didn’t do a very good job with that but I guess there’s only one way to learn, is to try. It’s just not that easy to take someone out.” When Patrick spun Cassill in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kansas two weeks ago, she wrecked her own ride. While Cassil saved his No. 83 car, Patrick slammed hard into the wall and ended her race. Patrick was on the lead lap early at Kansas when she said Cassill slammed into her on the front straight and on his radio told his crew, “She was in the way.” So when Cassill’s car slid in front of her, she decided to nudge him. Both of the cars spun out. Later on his radio, Cassill added, “Rule No. 1 in stock car racing is learn how to wreck someone without wrecking yourself.” Patrick offered no apology and noted there have been no conversations with Cassill since Kansas, believing it was an important step in earning respect and moving forward. After a weekend off, with no Nationwide race and not running the Cup race at Martinsville, Patrick is scheduled to run in both series this week at Texas Motor Speedway. Patrick was in Texas early for several appearances, including talking to about 1,500 elementary school children during an assembly at the track Thursday to recognize those who participated in a “Speeding to Read” educational program. It was at the fall race in Texas last year when Stewart-Haas Racing unveiled Patrick’s limited first-year Sprint Cup schedule. Sunday’s race at Texas will be the ninth of her 10 races co-owner Tony Stewart picked for this season in preparation for Patrick going fulltime in the Cup next year. Her best finish in the No. 10 Chevrolet was 25th at Chicago. She hasn’t finished a race on the lead lap and was 32nd at Kansas, but the purpose of the season was to get some experience. “It was great that Tony picked the difficult races because it got them out of the way; they also built my confidence up to be honest because some of them went relatively well,” Patrick said. “So I think that makes me feel better moving forward into next year and there will be a lot less stress going back to these places that are sort of daunting and unique; I’ll be better for it.” Tony Gibson will take over as crew chief for Patrick over the last two races this season to get a jump on the 2013 season. They worked together for the first time Friday for practice and qualifying at Texas, though Gibson has been with Stewart-Haas and around Patrick. “I feel like he always has listened to me. He’s been really respectful and I get along with him great,” Patrick added. “He’s very smart and just even the information I got before this weekend started of what to expect with the weekend itself, and the car and the date and the information, he’s really sharp. “I look forward to getting on with our relationship, with the work that we have to do. Because we have a big job ahead of us and it’s nice to get started now.” The Associated Press COLUMBUS — To outside observers, it looks like a mismatch. No. 6 Ohio State is 10-0, can clinch a share of the title in its Big Ten division and can keep alive any flickering hopes of being the last unbeaten standing when the final poll votes are cast. Illinois (2-6) has lost its last five games and in conference play is 0-4 this year with a 10-game losing skid. With problems on both sides of the ball, the Illini are 4-touchdown underdogs. For both teams, the opponent isn’t as important as how each team plays. The Buckeyes’ Urban Meyer doesn’t want any letup as his team cruises into its bye week before two last, pivotal games to end the season. “Here’s the thing: How good are we?” Meyer asked. “That’s the question to ask ourselves.” The Buckeyes, despite their flawless record, have been less than stellar at times. They’ve played sporadically all year on both offense and defense, surrendering big points and yardage (a 42-39 win over Indiana) and at other times gutting out a low-scoring struggle (17-16 at Michigan State). As the wins have added up, the Buckeyes say they don’t feel any weight of the expectations. “No pressure, no pressure. We felt we could win every game, we said it at the beginning of the season, So why not? Why give up? Why stop right now?” cornerback Bradley Roby asked. “There’s no pressure. We’re putting pressure on ourselves but there’s no pressure from the outside.”

good but we just kept playing; that was key. They were getting first downs after their last score but the defense made enough stops at the end to get the ball back. Leipsic is just such a physical team and they hit us hard. They had a great game plan; give them credit.” For Leipsic coach Joe Kirkendall, “the catch” was just so big. “He came up the catch of his life; that’s all you can say. That was a huge play and Jettinghoff also had a huge play on that drive on a defensive breakdown,” Kirkendall said. “Earlier, we had a chance to maybe seal the deal with a touchdown and didn’t get a break or two to go our way. We also had penalties that killed drives earlier. This was a tough loss.” St. John’s took the opening kick back 26 yards (Andrew Metzger) to start at the 32. They drove the length of the field in 11 plays — all but one on the ground; a 23-yard connection from Boggs to Metzger the only pass. At the Leipsic 2, Luke MacLennan (5 totes, 72 yards) bulled his way inside right guard to paydirt. Metzger added the conversion and it was 7-0 with 6:50 showing in the first. Leipsic gained the Blue Jay 46 in five plays but the sixth was a forced fumble by Kody White; he also recovered at the Leipsic 48. Jettinghoff ran for three and then MacLennan took a trap inside right guard, shook off a tackle at the 35 and found the right sideline, outrunning the defense to the end zone. Metzger made it 14-0 with 3:45 left in the opener. Leipsic’s next drive was short-circuited by a pair of penalties (5 for the game for 35 yards to none for the Jays) and a 21-yard punt return by Metzger and a 10-yard penalty gave the Jays starting position at the host 34. On 4th-and-9 from the 33, Boggs dropped to pass and was forced to scramble to his right. He lofted the ball into the right corner of the end zone where Jake Hays (3 grabs, 70 yards) made the catch. Metzger made it 21-0 with 11:47 showing in the

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St. John’s sophomore Evan Hays ends Leipsic’s gridiron season with this pick to seal the game for the Blue Jays Friday night. St. John’s scored with under a minute left to go up 36-29 and Hays and his pick ended the Viking’s last hope. half. open but still caught the ball After Jordan Chamberlin at the 10 and completed the returned the kickoff 25 yards 47-yard TD catch. Mangas to the 36, Zach Kuhlman, made it 21-14 with 9:36 left already in the gun, dropped in the half. and lofted the ball down the On the second play from left side to a wide, wide-open scrimmage by the Jays, Boggs Devin Mangas (3 grabs, 110 went deep but Derek Steffan yards) at the Jays’ 30; the came up with the pick at the senior easily finished off the Leipsic 25. However, the 64-yarder in the end zone. hosts could only gain a first Mangas tacked on the conver- down and had to punt. sion for a 21-7 deficit just 16 The teams traded punts ticks after the Jays’ TD. and the Jays commenced on Leipsic’s fired-up defense the 34. Boggs hit two passforced a 3-and-out and the es for 29 yards and the rest offense commenced at the 48. of the 10-play drive was on An incompletion later, Brady the ground. At the Viking 2, Schnipke ran for five yards. Boggs ran an option to the At the Jays’ 47, Kuhlman left, kept it and needed great (6-of-19 passing, 175 yards), second effort to cross the goal again in the gun, dropped and line with 2.0 ticks showing. fired for Aric Schroeder down Metzger made it a 28-14 halfthe right side. He wasn’t as time swore.

“We went up 21-0; we needed a fast start. I don’t think they had given up a point in the first quarter all year, so it was big to get on the board early and see how they’d react,” Schulte added. “Give them credit; they responded. It definitely wasn’t over because they are explosive; sure enough, they get a TD when a defensive back slipped and another long pass and they’re right back in it. I felt we had chances to put more points on the board and see if we could take the wind out of their sails but they came up big, too, to not let it happen.” The hosts gained one first down to start the second half but had to punt. The visitors did march from the 30 to the Leipsic 35 in eight plays but the ninth was a 5-yard loss and Troy Warnecke’s punt pinned the Vikings at their 1. Kuhlman connected with Mangas for a 35-yard pass to get them out of trouble but it stalled. Mangas, the punter, then threw a pass to Edgar Ralda but it was five yards short of the first down, giving the guests great field position at the Leipsic 41. However, they had a 3-and-out as the Vikings’ defense stood up and forced a punt. Starting at the 15, Chamberlin (13 rushes, 140 yards) ran 68 yards on play one to the visitor 17. Three plays hence at the 1, Kuhlman took a sneak and would not be denied his way over the goal line. Mangas made it 28-21 with 11:27 remaining. After the ensuing kickoff reached the end zone, the Jays fumbled the ball on the very next play from the 20 and Austin Brown recovered at the 15. Four plays hence at the 3, Schnipke (11 carries, 48 yards) swept left end and found paydirt. On the pointafter-touchdown, Mangas, the kicker, took the snap, rolled right and found Ralda for the 2-pointer and a 29-28 lead with 9:30 left. The guests gained a first down but had to punt and Leipsic took over at the 35 with 7:57 left. They garnered

ST. JOHN’S 36, LEIPSIC 29 St. John’s 14 14 0 8 - 36 Leipsic 0 14 0 15 - 29 FIRST QUARTER SJ - Luke MacLennan 2 run (Andrew Metzger kick), 6:50 SJ - MacLennan 45 run (Metzger kick), 3:45 SECOND QUARTER SJ - Jake Hays 33 pass from Mark Boggs (Metzger kick), 11:47 LE - Devin Mangas 64 pass from Zach Kuhlman (Mangas kick), 11:37 LE - Aric Schroeder 47 pass from Kuhlman (Mangas kick), 9:36 SJ - Boggs 2 run (Metzger kick), :02 THIRD QUARTER No Scoring FOURTH QUARTER LE - Luhlman 1 run (Mangas kick), 11:27 LE - Brady Schnipke 3 run (Edgar Ralda pass from Mangas), 9:30 SJ - Tyler Jettinghoff 3 run (Jettinghoff run), :56 TEAM STATS St. John’s Leipsic First Downs 17 15 Total Yards 338 388 Rushes-Yards 44-184 38-210 Passing Yards 154 178 Comps.-Atts. 10-10 7-20 Intercepted by 1 1 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 3-1 Penalties-Yards 0-0 5-35 Punts-Aver. 5-29.4 4-29.8 INDIVIDUAL ST. JOHN’S RUSHING: Tyler Jettinghoff 25-81, Luke MacLennan 5-72, Mark Boggs 14-31. PASSING: Boggs 10-19-154-1-1. RECEIVING: Jake Hays 3-70, Will Buettner 2-32, Jettinghoff 2-27, Andrew Metzger 1-23, Ben Youngpeter 1-4, MacLennan 1-(-)5. LEIPSIC RUSHING: Jordan Chamberlin 13-140, Brady Schnipke 10-48, Austin Brown 5-30, Devin Mangas 2-0, Team 1-(-)2, Zach Kuhlman 7-(-)7. PASSING: Kuhlman 6-19-175-1-2, Mangas 1-1-3-0-0. RECEIVING: Mangas 3-110, Aric Schroeder 1-47, Derek Steffan 1-15, Chamberlin 1-5, Edgar Ralda 1-3.

the St. John’s 19 in eight plays — all but one rushing — but from there, a procedure call stopped the momentum. Chamberlin ran for three and on 4th-and-7 from the 21, Kuhlman’s pass into the end zone was incomplete, to the chagrin of the Leipsic faithful. “We didn’t come out of the gate well; we got behind the 8-ball right away, with some penalties and then a turnover. We had to settle down and once we did, we started to play better,” Kirkendall added. “We did not hang our heads or go away. That is a credit to a great group of seniors; they showed so much heart and played so hard for 48 minutes. They are so mentally tough. They gave me everything they had and we had chances to win this game despite our slow start.” That set up the last-minute heroics by the Jays.

pressure at Illinois. Coach getting excited by all the and nearly pulled off a Tim Beckman, a former talk. stunner in the Horseshoe. Meyer assistant, is seeking a “With the offensive style His Rockets had the ball sign of hope in an otherwise that we’ve got ... you win late in the fourth quarter, dreary season. awards off of things that you trailing by five points, but “We understand Ohio do in this offense,” he added. were unable to pull off the State is a good football “It’s supposed to make big upset. team,” he said. plays.” After much success as a “The only thing His counterpart at Illinois, head coach and an assiswe can control is Nathan Scheelhaase, has tant — he coached defenwhat we do. Those struggled through a season sive backs on the Ohio are the things that of injuries and mistakes. State team in 2006 that was we talk about The Illini rank near the bot- unbeaten and No. 1 before every day that we tom in the Football Bowl being walloped 41-14 in the step there on the Subdivision in sacks allowed BCS title game by Meyer’s practice field or in (almost 4 a game), scoring Florida team — for the first the meeting rooms — how (18 points per game) and time he is dealing with loscan you improve yourself total offense (just 317 yards ing. today? That’s what we ask a game). “You learn how to take our players to do.” “It’s a tough test. They’re defeats. I hate losing but it’s The Illini figure if they playing as well as anyone just how to react to the playcan put things together for in the country right now,” ers after continued defeats, a change it just might be Scheelhaase explained. “For I think is very important,” enough. After all, Illinois sure, you’re not always he added. “I guess (I’ve has won seven of the last 11 going to be favored in those learned) how to continue meetings at Ohio Stadium. games but that’s why they to motivate and continue to All week, Ohio State’s play (them).” push your football players to coaches have been showing Beckman was the head be the best they can be.” clips of Illinois highlights, stressing how talented the Illini are rather than how poorly they have been playing. They are last in the Big Ten in most offensive and return categories. 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Saturday, November 3, 2012

The Herald — 7

I positively stunk last week with my ... Cough, cough, 4-8 overall mark at 3-3 in college, 1-5 pros (it’s a conspiracy, I tell you!!!). Blame it on the moon being in the seventh house of Jupiter and Sting applying the Scorpion Death Lock to Saturn ... er, bad picking. I now stand a humbled 38-34: 18-18, 20-16. Dave Boninsegna was positively tropical at 7-5 (2-4, 5-1) for an overall record of 44-28 (24-12, 20-16). The Guest Picker (26-21 14-9, 12-12) returns in none other than Bub Lindeman, head football coach of the Jefferson Wildcats. Here are the games. College: Texas A&M at Mississippi State; Texas at Texas Tech; Oregon at USC; Alabama at LSU; Oklahoma State at Kansas State; Arizona at UCLA. NFL: Pittsburgh at New York Giants; Philadelphia at New Orleans (Monday); Chicago at Tennessee; Baltimore at Cleveland; Miami at Indianapolis; Denver at Cincinnati.


surprising records: Miami and the Colts both are 4-3. But which rookie is better: Andrew Luck with the Colts or Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins? Indy has the home-field advantage and are 3-1 at home this season; that being written, let’s go with the Colts to move to 5-3. Denver: Sadly, it’s back to being the Bungles; Cincinnati actually looked like they may give their fans a glimmer of hope this season but losses to Miami and Cleveland along with their loss last week have them on a 4-game skid just in time to meet up with Peyton Manning and the Broncos just as Denver is finding its stride. Denver sends the Bengals to number four in a row (Editor’s Note: As a Dallas fan, I commiserate with ya, buddy!).

Colts have been excellent in Lucas Oil Stadium. DENVER: Broncos seem to have turned the corner. Peyton really taking command of this offense and that is not good news for Bengals.

DAVE BONINSEGNA College: Mississippi State; Both teams are neck and neck in the SEC West. Mississippi State hopes to bounce back from its first loss Saturday when it hosts the No. 16 Texas A&M Aggies, who bring one of the nation’s top offenses to Starkville. A&M is coming off a drubbing of the Auburn Tigers, while State was pounded by Alabama. I am going to go with momentum in this one with the Aggies taking the edge in the SEC West. Texas: T e x a s BUB LINDEMAN Tech hasn’t College: experiMississippi State; So, e n c e d Mississippi State finally lost its m u c h first game of the year last week success and got blown out by Alabama against but the Tide will do that to a Texas over lot of teams....Now they play the years Texas A&M in Starkville, who but the Red is led by ESPN’s favorite player Raiders JIM METCALFE “Johnny Football”.......Johnny could make Boninsegna COLLEGE Football has won 2 SEC road things diffiMISSISSIPPI STATE: State cult on the Longhorns this time games.... home team wins this got thoroughly chastened in around. Texas has won four in one 27-21. Tuscaloosa last week. I figure a row and 11 of the last 13 over Texas the hangover will be short-lived their in-state rival. The teams T e c h ; because Bama makes a lot come in with identical records The Red of good teams look bad these at 6-2 overall and 3-2 in the R a i d e r s days. Aggies’ defense is not Big 12. Texas squeaked by have too the Wrecking Crew of yester- Kansas last week but learned much fire year and home team gets back a lot. I think the Longhorns p o w e r ; on winning track. keep their dominance over the 35-32. TEXAS TECH: Longhorns Raiders. Oregon still have plenty of ways to go. USC; Oregon: Oregon keeps at Techsters coming off big loss scoring points at an impressive D u c k s ’ but they return to Lubbock. pace; the Ducks are averaging speed will Offense gets back on track 53 points a game and haven’t cause huge Lindeman versus suspect Texas defense scored less than 40 in a game m a t c h u p (remember, they gave up this season - last week they p r o b l e m s put up 70 against Colorado. for Trojans’ defense. Barkley 60-plus to Oklahoma). OREGON: Which USC USC coach Lane Kiffin thinks and the Trojans will pick up the Ducks are the best team yardage and points in bits and team will in the country; hope he doesn’t pieces but not nearly enough. show up? tell his team that. The Trojans Ducks 52-31. The underlost a 3-pointer to Arizona last achieving Alabama; LSU has won 22 week. The Ducks should domi- straight at home, which is the Trojans who nate this game; if they put nation’s longest winning streak. everyone up their average against USC, Since Les Miles arrived at LSU, picked to be they deserve to move up in the the team is 36-1 on Saturday a nationalrankings. title connight at home. Bama gets a Alabama: It’s the rematch of scare due to their offense finaltender or the national title game, with the ly being matched with a strong the penaltysame result. Right now, Bama defense: Alabama 20-17. plagued is so far ahead of everyone unit? If anyKansas State; Bill Synder Metcalfe else in the pack, they win big in and the Wildcat defense; one’s aththe bayou. letes can enough said. 42-24 Kansas State;: The Wildcats keep up with the Ducks’, it’s Arizona: Richie Rod and the USC’s. However, my guess is can put themselves in great Wildcats are flying high and that the penalties — “We’re position to take the Big 12 with continue the winning streak watching each others’ backs!” a win over Oklahoma State. All 35-28. that Kansas State can do now excuse — keep on coming. NFL: ALABAMA: LSU has a great is try to achieve perfection. Pittsburgh; Two of the defense but the offense is lack- Kansas State has already beat- league’s top teams square off luster, especially against good en two ranked teams on the and Pittsburgh receivers will defenses. Running the ball just road in Oklahoma and West run circles around a Giants doesn’t seem to be a good Virginia and it blitzed Texas secondary that was decimated strategy against the Tide’s stel- Tech 55-24 last Saturday to by Romo and the Cowboys. lar ‘D’. Death Valley will be loud remain undefeated. They keep Steelers 27-17. but not enough for Bayeaux on that run this week as they Philadelphia; Vick is the Bengals to knock off No. 1 put it to the Cowboys. starter in Philly for now and Arizona: The Bruins will look New Orleans has the league’s Crimson Tide. KANSAS STATE: Oklahoma to snap a 5-game skid against worst defense. Interim Coach State lost a lot of great players a Arizona team that’s coming Vitt returns from his suspenbut they seem to be doing a into Saturday night’s matchup sion. This is a must-win for the good job of replacing them. at the Rose Bowl off its big- Saints to stay in a wild-card Still, you gotta love K-State in gest win of the season against hunt. The Eagles and Vick get Manhattan, especially off “W” USC. UCLA had a 2-point win the victory in The Big Easy. over Arizona State last week. Eagles 34-27. over Texas Tech. UCLA: I realize Wildcats It will be interesting to see if Chicago; Chris Johnson of come off upset over USC last the Wildcats can knock off the the Titans has been productive week — but that was in Tuscon. other LA-area team. With a in recent weeks but that will This one is in LA and methinks win, the Wildcats can move to all come crashing to an end surprise Bruins come up with 3-3 in the PAC 12. I think they against the latest incarnation pull off another upset and beat of the Monsters of the Midway. the shocker. the Bruins. NFL: As for the Bears, they must NFL: NEW YORK GIANTS: New York Giants: The keep winning to maintain their Steelers took advantage of division lead over the Packers. rookie QB last week in RGIII. Steelers had to come from Eli Manning is no rookie and he behind last week to get a vic- Da Bears 24-14 Baltimore; It’s the Cleveland has a full arsenal of weapons tory; this week they get to meet and an underrated offensive up with the G-Men in New Browns vs. the team formerline. The G-Men defensive line York. The Giants held off the ly known as the Cleveland The Baltimore is good enough to at least get Cowboys last week after get- Browns. to Big Ben enough and slow ting off to a big lead. New Ravens have issues, as they down the run. Emotions will York was decimated by the are still trying to function as be high in New York and that’s hurricane this past week; they a defense without Ray Lewis another reason to favor home will be emotional. I think the and having trouble stopping Giants come out and beat the the run. Facing rookie star-inteam. the-making Trent Richardson NEW ORLEANS: Saints got Steelers. New Orleans: The should put them to the test humbled last week in Denver (another of my “genius” picks!) Philadelphia Eagles have a but won’t be enough. Ravens but something tells me being quarterback and a coach both win 20-7. Miami; Somehow, the back in Big Easy will get them likely playing for their jobs. The going again. Plus, Eagles are New Orleans Saints are off to Indianapolis Colts have solin disarray surrounding Michael their worst start in the Drew diered on without their coach to Vick situation and not being Brees era following the best secure a 4-3 record. The Miami ready to play off a bye week. regular season in franchise his- Dolphins, who are winning in tory. It’s going to come down to all three phases of the game, Not good. CHICAGO: Da Bears may who wants it more, in pressure have enjoyed similarly surprisnot QUITE be the Monsters situations, I like Brees more ing success. The Dolphins run of the Midway of yore but they than Vick. The Eagles have defense has been stellar and are very good on defense. The lost three in a row; make it four will force Luck to make plays. This week, “luck” will not be supposedly new-look offense after Monday night. Chicago: Chicago leads with the Colts. Miami puts the has struggled but Tuxedos’ defense has struggled, too. I the NFC North and have a heat on the Colts and wins chance to win six in a row for 27-17. like the Bears in Nashville. Denver; Fresh off a demoliCLEVELAND: Ravens’ the first time in six seasons. defense is feeling its age The Bears look to accomplish tion of the Saints, the Broncos and injuries taking a toll. that feat Sunday when they are in prime position to take Unfortunately, the offense visit a Tennessee Titans team control of their division. The frus- opportunity Limited time offer. hasn’t taken the expected trying to rebound from amodels w/approved credit. is there against a *On select steps. The Browns seem to be trating overtime defeat. The Bengals team that has lost heading in the right direction, Bears won a close one over the three straight. Manning and especially defensively, and get Panthers last week; this week the Broncos are too much. another big triumph in Browns it shouldn’t be as close as the 24-17. Bears win going away. Stadium. Baltimore: The Browns won INDIANAPOLIS: Andrew Luck has been lights-out for ugly last week; on Sunday, it’s this better-than-expected Colts’ Apply online at going to be ugly by the lake as team. The defense gets back the Ravens come in and get or at 1053 the win. Robert Mathis to bolster mat- S. Shannon St., Van Wert Indianapolis: Two teams ters. Dolphins were impressive at home versus listless Jets but with rookie quarterbacks with

Jefferson 5th/6th volleyball teams cap successful seasons

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The Jefferson 5th-grade volleyball team recently completed a 17-3 season by winning its league tournament with victories over Elida, Shawnee and Spencerville. Included in their record is a 4-1 showing at the recently-held Delphos Optimist Tournament. Picture includes as follows: back row: Brooke Brinkman, Coach Melisa Smith, Kara Gossman and Madison Farler; middle row: Trysten Smith, Jayla Rostorfer, Courtney Temen, Audrey North and Sonya Thompson; and front row: Sydnie McGue.

The Jefferson 6th-grade fall league team ended the season as tournament champs and a record overall of 9-5. Pictured left to right are: 1st row- Lauren Grothaus, Destiny Dray, Madison Geise and Maggie Ream; and 2nd row- Ally Hasting, Avery Mercer, Emily Buettner, Michelle Rode and head coach Lauren Claypool. Not in picture- Sydney Claypool, Breanna Schaeffer, Ashlin Schimmoeller and assistant coach Christina Grothaus.

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OHIO DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES Division of Wildlife Weekly Fish Ohio Fishing Report This is the last report for Ohio’s inland lakes and rivers until April 2013. The Lake Erie Fishing Report will still be delivered weekly. NORTHWEST OHIO Clear Fork Reservoir (Richland/ Morrow counties) - Located just 8 miles south of Mansfield along SR 97, this 971-acre reservoir is well known for its muskellunge population, one of the 8 stocked with muskellunge in Ohio; these can be caught by fishing large crankbaits along the edges of weed beds. Anglers can also catch yellow perch using minnows and red worms. Crappies can be caught using minnows; try around fallen trees and other structure. There are three picnic areas with access to the lake located along the south side. Shore fishing is only allowed along the south and west shorelines from the Orewiler Road bridge to a point 1,000 feet upstream of the dam. There are no motor size restrictions but an 8-mph speed limit is enforced. Ottawa Reservoir (Putnam County) This 20-acre above-ground site is located near the PC Fairgrounds on South Agner Street; seek saugeye, channel catfish and crappie. For saugeye, try minnows, nightcrawlers and jigs tipped with worms. For crappies, minnows under a bobber. For catfish, nightcrawlers, shrimp or cut shad; try the shoreline in the evening. Electric motor-boats only; there is no ramp, so only small boats which can be carried may be used. Bellevue Reservoir #5 (Huron County) - Now is a good time to catch crappie and yellow perch at this 85-acre site located at the intersection of SR 547 and CR 30; try for crappies in the mornings and evenings using minnows on the north and south banks. For perch, try the west side using minnows under a slip bobber. Fishing is from the shore only. NORTHEAST OHIO Tappan Lake (Harrison County)- The hybrid cross between a female walleye and a male sauger - the saugeye - is a fish that can be caught all year round at this 2,132-acre lake. Saugeye stocked in 1999 are expected to average over 20 inches this year; some from earlier stockings may exceed 30 inches; casting Rat-L-Trap-style lures or using crankbaits and jigs with minnows into shallow waters at sunrise and sunset should do the trick. Vertical jigging with Sonars, Cicada’s and other jigging-type lures around the bridges located on US 250 through mid-November can be effective. Saugeye are attracted to current; with the water level being drawn down at this time, they congregate at these constriction points, where water current is most noticeable. It’s never too muddy since they tolerate turbid water well, so try black jigs and twister tails. The white crappie outlook is good with many averaging 8.5 inches; there is a 9-inch minimum length limit and a daily bag limit of 30 for crappie here to improve fish quality. Wheelchair-accessible shoreline facilities available; 299-HP limit. SOUTHEAST OHIO Wills Creek Lake (Muskingum County) - Saugeye fishing generally picks up in the late fall; this 375-acre lake is a great place to find this popular sport fish. Jig-and-twister combinations, vibrating blade baits, stick baits and live baits such as minnows are all popular; try any of these around shallow flats, points or areas with riprap, as well as the tailwater area below the dam. Dusk and evening times may be your best bet for activity. Dow Lake (Athens County) - This

171-acre lake, located inside Strouds Run State Park, is a popular destination. Shore access is available from US 50; boat access is available from CR 20 (Stroud’s Run Road). Fall offers great opportunities for largemouth bass as cooler temperatures cause the fish to move back to shallower water; try around structure such as weed beds and fallen

trees using spinner baits and crankbaits. OHIO RIVER Western - Anglers are still taking channel catfish on chicken livers and cut bait around warm-water discharges. Carp are biting on dough balls and corn. Hybrids are hitting Rapalas and rattletraps. Eastern - Hybrid-striped and white bass fishing remains consistent in the tailwaters; popular baits include twister tails and casting spoons. The sauger bite should start picking up as the water temperature continues to drop; try jigs tipped with twister tails or minnows in the tailwaters, creek mouths and around the islands. Catfish are still active and can be caught on skipjack, nightcrawlers, or chicken livers. Belleville Locks and Dam - Sauger and walleye fishing is starting to pick up in the tailwaters section as river tempera-

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tures cool; try white or chartreuse twister tails or swimbaits near the dam and along the walkway. Night and early morning are the best times, although fish are still being caught throughout the day. Walleye over 22 inches are being caught, though most walleye and sauger will be 12-16 inches. Hybrid fishing continues to remain good, with many 3- to 4-pounders being caught; spoons, crankbaits and live bait seem to work best. LAKE ERIE Daily Bag Limit (Per Person) Regulations to Remember: Walleye (Ohio waters) - 6 (minimum size limit 15 inches); Yellow perch (Ohio waters) - 30; Trout/Salmon - 2 through May 15 (minimum size 12”); Black bass (largemouth and smallmouth bass) - 5 (minimum size 14”). ... All reports are based on fishing information before the major storm hit on Monday. Western Basin: There have been few walleye reports over the past week. As temperatures drop, they will return to the islands area; most are caught by trolling crankbaits off of planer boards. ... Yellow perch has been good when the weather allowed. Best areas have been 1-3 miles off Little Cedar Point, E of West Sister Island, N of “C” can of the Camp Perry firing range, N of Green Island, E of Kelleys Island and between Kelleys Island and Marblehead; perch-spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.

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possible situations for other staff members. Application deadline is November 16th with an anticipated orientation/start date of December 10th. Send cover letter along with resume to Box 178 c/o Delphos Herald, 405 N. Main St., Delphos, OH 45833 CARRIER WANTED 2 Routes Available in Delphos: OPEN IMMEDIATELY Carolyn Dr. N. Main St., N. Washington St., N. Franklin St. No Collecting Call the Delphos Herald Circulation Department at 419-695-0015 ext. 126 PAT’S DONUTS & KREME Hiring 1st shift Customer Service 5am-1pm. Weekends mandatory. Fast-paced and strong multi-tasking skills required. Drug screen contingent upon hiring. Apply at Pat’s Delphos bakery or Lima bakery. No phone calls.


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a message he left on — Sarasota, Fla. Mother’s Day five years Dear Sarasota: ago. The last time I saw That line was the one him was at his high the vast majority of our school graduation, after readers suggested. We which he and like it. Here’s his father and more: stepmother F r o m moved to Florida: another state Years ago, we where Bobby had a party, started coland a few lege. I have guests were tried to constill hanging tact him mularound at 4 tiple times, to a.m. My husno avail. band and I I believe kept looking he has since at each other d i s c o v e r e d Annie’s Mailbox w o n d e r i n g the truth, but how to get has not yet called me. them to leave. He disAt this point, I think appeared and came out he’s just embarrassed. brushing his teeth. Hint But I need him to know taken and they left. We something: There is laughed about it for a nothing he could do or long time. say that would make Boston: Perhaps me love him less. He instead of two hours is my son. I love him of conversation before and I miss him. There dinner, she should try a will be no blame. All half-hour of pre-dinner he has to do is walk talk, allowing time for through the front door a relaxed and enjoyand say, “Mom, what’s able conversation afterfor dinner?” — Waiting ward. Most people are Patiently not inclined to “eat and Dear Waiting: run.” In fact, the guests We hope he sees this may want to leave as and will do just that. badly as the hostess Meanwhile, please call seems to want them to, Joe directly and ask but leaving immediatehim to tell Bobby that ly after dinner seems you love him and miss rude. him. New York: We Dear Annie: For any- have a friend who, one who is having dif- when it’s time to leave, ficulty with their student takes off her earrings. loans, please tell them to This has always been a check the website ibrin- joke among her friends, It lets you know but it’s effective. your rights and explains Texas: She should the ways to lower pay- do like my late grandments. It also informs father. If someone debtors about legislation stayed past Grandpa’s that affects them. — bedtime, he would take Jacksonville, Fla. off his shoes and tell Dear Jacksonville: my grandmother, “If Thank you for this use- they’re gonna be here ful information. It’s not all night, better make for everyone, but it’s up a pallet for them on worth looking into. the floor.” That usually Dear Annie: “Tired made the guests leave in Toutle” was frustrat- within a few minutes. ed with dinner guests Dear Readers: who stay too long. The Don’t forget to set your best line I’ve ever heard clocks back one hour to get guests to leave before you go to bed is: “Come on, Mother, tonight, and replace the let’s go to bed so these batteries in your smoke nice folks can go home” alarms.


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Tomorrow’s Horoscope
By Bernice Bede Osol
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2012 There is a good chance that you could be extremely fortunate in the year ahead in dealings with close friends or family. Handle the social/business balance wisely. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -Unless you are productively involved today, there is a strong possibility you could be quite restless and moody. It behooves you to strive to be industrious, not indolent. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Even though your business instincts will be finely honed, you might put more effort into the evaluation of others’ situations than you will in your own financial growth. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -If you remind yourself that important one-on-one relationships must be handled with extreme care at all times, harmony will prevail. If you don’t, it’ll be another story. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -When the alarm goes off, climbing out of bed might not seem like such a good idea. Once you start moving around, however, you’ll quickly become active. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- If there is a single someone who you are attracted to, let your feelings be known, if there’s no reason not to. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -Your ability to gauge the wants of associates could prove to be an extremely valuable quality. You’ll be able to win them over by sensing and responding to their needs. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Even though you might use your sense of humor to have fun with people, you won’t respond kindly to similar treatment from others. Instead of laughing, you’re apt to overreact. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -Mental pursuits rather than physical ones are what will interest you. You are likely to be far more interested in balancing the books than lifting any barbells. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Your take-charge, mother- hen instincts will instantly respond when you see someone floundering. You’ll help without hesitation, to the benefit of all. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Without realizing it, you could instinctively jump in and upstage somebody who is trying to impress others. You won’t be showing off, just responding to their lead, but it won’t look that way to others. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Be positive and persistent about your hopes and aspirations. Don’t let any kind of self-doubt cause you to believe that you’re not entitled to fulfillment. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- It’s one of those days when, for no reason in particular, everything you do will be closely observed by others. Be especially mindful to conduct yourself in ways that will enhance your image. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012 The chances of you achieving success look to be very encouraging in the year ahead, provided you do not allow your endeavors to overlap one another. Before beginning anything new, complete what you have under way. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- An important objective can be achieved, but not necessarily in accordance with your original game plan. Be prepared and ready to make on-thespot adjustments. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Don’t allow your pride to cause you to cling to something that you would be better off renouncing. You need to be open-minded about replacing unproductive concepts with effective ones. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -You’ll have a difficult time keeping your priorities in order if you start to place greater emphasis on meaningless projects than you do on your serious ones. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Accumulated stress weighing on important relationships can be alleviated if you’re more tolerant in your thinking. It’s up to you to adopt a strong desire to forgive and forget. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Don’t think the numerous assignments that you have to contend with need to be done all at once. The quickest way to accomplish things is to rank them in a prioritized list. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -Someone who is only looking out for his or her own affairs might try to entice you into an involvement that wouldn’t serve your best interests at all. Be firm about declining. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- It’s important to be extremely firm about your position when trying to smooth over a domestic disagreement. Don’t point fingers at anyone. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Your chances for achieving success will be considerably enhanced if you’re open-minded about altering your thoughts and/or tactics when given a good argument. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -Certain adjustments can be made pertaining to a situation that has not worked out too well for you financially. If you employ your ingenuity, you can recover more than you thought. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- What you can’t do with your muscles, you should be able to do with your brain. Instead of trying to bully your way through obstacles, use your smarts to think around them. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -Because your first assessments are likely to be far too negative, none of them will serve your best interests. After you’ve taken plenty of time to study the situation, a good alternative will be evident. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Do not let your emotions override your excellent reasoning. This becomes especially important if there’s a chance that you’ll be doing something constructive with someone you dislike.
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In the age 7-10 category, Lily Smith, took second with her R2D2 costume; Austin Giesege was first as Phantom of the Opera; and Camden Schaeffer was third as Frankenstein.

Walterick-Hemme VFW Post 3035 and its Ladies Auxiliary held its annual Halloween and Costume Party on Oct. 25. Children and grandparents of members are invited to come to the post and a costume contest is held for all. In the age 0-3 category, Tyler Hetrick, left, took third place as a farmer; Lochland Shirey was second as Clark Kent; and Carson Stemen was first as a monkey.

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In the 15-and-over category, Chandler Brantley took third place as a box of Nerds; Buddy Smith was first was Yoda; and Shauna Smith was second as Princess Leia.

NYC Marathon is canceled following storm damage
The Associated Press NEW YORK — With the runners ready but ravaged residents still recovering from Sandy, this weekend’s New York City Marathon was canceled Friday when Mayor Michael Bloomberg reversed himself and yielded to mounting criticism that this was no time to run a race. The death toll in the city stood at 41 and thousands of shivering people were without electricity, making many New Yorkers recoil at the idea of assigning police officers to protect a foot race and evicting storm victims from hotels to make way for runners. Bloomberg, who as late In the age 4-6 category, Eowyn Shirey, left, was second place as cotton candy; Annabelle as Friday morning insisted Stepleton was third as a vampire; and Tanner Hetrick was first as a robot. that the world’s largest marathon should go on as scheduled Sunday, changed course hours later after intensifying opposition from the city controller, the Manhattan borough president and sanitation workers unhappy that they had volunteered to help storm victims but were assigned to the race instead. The mayor said he would not want “a cloud to hang over the race or its participants.” “We cannot allow a controversy over an athletic event — even one as meaningful as this — to distract attention away from all the critically important work that is being done to recover from the storm and get our city back on track,” the mayor said. Around 47,500 runners — 30,000 of them out-oftowners, many of them from other countries — had been expected to take part in the 26.2-mile event, with more than 1 million spectators usually lining the route. The race had been scheduled to start in Staten Island, one of the storm’s hardest-hit places, and wind through all In the age 11-14 category, Noah Heiing, left, took second place as an old lady; Megan of the city’s five boroughs. The nationally televised race German was third as Minnie Mouse; and Abby German was first as a lady bug. has been held annually since 1970, including 2001, about two months after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. For runners, the cancellation was a devastating disappointment. At the midtown New Yorker Hotel, the lobby was filled with anguished runners, some crying and others with puffy eyes. In one corner, a group of Italian runners watched the news with blank looks. “I have no words,” said Roberto Dell’Olmo, from Vercelli, Italy. Then later: “I would like that the money I give from the marathon goes to victims.” Elsewhere across the metro area Friday, the recovery made slow progress. Companies turned the lights back on, and many employees returned to their desks. Many major retailers also reopened. But patience was wearing thin among New Yorkers who had been without power for most of the week. Gov. Andrew Cuomo told utilities to step up power repair work or risk losing business in the state. And officials said the cost of the storm could exceed $18 billion in New York alone. From storm-scarred New Jersey to parts of Connecticut, a widespread lack of gasoline

frustrated people who were just trying to get to work or pick up a load of groceries. Lines of cars, and in many places queues of people on foot carrying bright red jerry cans, waited for hours for precious fuel. And those were the lucky ones. Other customers gave up after finding only closed stations or dry pumps marked with yellow tape or “No Gas” signs. Bloomberg called the marathon an “integral part of New York City’s life for 40 years” and insisted that holding the race would not require resources to be diverted from the recovery effort. But, he said, he understood the doubts. “We would not want a cloud to hang over the race or its participants, and so we have decided to cancel it,” Bloomberg said in a statement. “We cannot allow a controversy over an athletic event — even one as meaningful as this — to distract attention away from all the critically important work that is being done to recover from the storm and get our city back on track.” City and race officials considered several alternatives: a modified course, postponement or an elite runners-only race. But they decided cancellation was the best option.

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