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50¢ daily www.delphosherald.com BY NANCY SPENCER nspencer@delphosherald.com DELPHOS — The Arnold C. Dienstberger Foundation surpassed its record-breaking $305,000 grant presentation from last year Tuesday evening during ceremonies at The Delphos Club. Twenty-nine recipients shared in $320,000, including $45,000 each to St. John’s and Delphos City schools. This was the 15th annual distribution of money raised from investments held by the not-forprofit foundation headquartered in Delphos. Former foundation president Rick Miller presided over the distribution with President Nick Clark, Treasurer Doug Harter, Assistant Treasurer Lonnie Miller, Secretary Jerry Gilden, Past-president Bill Massa and Trustees John Nomina and Doris Neumeier doling out checks. Recipients included: • St. John’s Schools, $45,000, accepted by Business Manager Ted Hanf. Hanf said the funds would be used for technology upgrades. • Community Health Professionals, $5,000, accepted by Nikki DuVall who said the money will be used to assist patients with home health and hospice care. • Delphos City Schools, $45,000, accepted by Interim Superintendent Frank Sukup. He said the money would be used for technology upgrades. • Delphos City Parks, $22,000, accepted by Safety Service Director Greg Berquist, who said the money will be used for the second phase of repairs to the swimming pool. • Delphos Canal Days Committee, $1,000, accepted by Canal Days Committee Chair Dana Steinbrenner, who said the funds will be used for children’s activities

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Foundation doles out record $320,000 in grants
during the 2013 event. • Delphos Area Chamber of Commerce, $10,000, accepted by Chamber Executive Director Jennifer Moenter, who said the funds will used for a fourth welcome sign at the north edge of town. • Marbletown Festival Committee, $1,000, accepted by committee member Jim Knebel. He said the money would be used for festival costs with proceeds to help install restrooms at Garfield Park. • Delphos Ministerial Association, $4,000, accepted by the Rev. David Howell. The association assists transients with food and lodging with a Good Samaritan Fund. Rev. Howell explained the money would be put in that fund. • Delphos Community Christmas Project, $7,000, accepted by Karen Edelbrock. The project assisted more than 400 children with toys and clothing for the holidays last year. • Delphos Stadium Club, $30,000, accepted by Trustee John Nomina. He said the funds would be used for further improvements at Stadium Park, including a lighting project at the football stadium. • St. Vincent de Paul Society, $5,000, accepted by Ralph Lauser. He said the grant helps provide assistance to residents for rent, utilities, food and prescriptions. • Athletic Track Boosters, $5,000, accepted by Bob Ebbeskotte. He said the track will need resurfaced in the future and the grant will help with that. • Delphos Habitat for Humanity, $5,000, accepted by Rev. Howell, saying the money was an important piece of the future of the seventh Habitat home in Delphos. • Delphos Canal Commission, $15,000, accepted by Trustee Marilyn Wagner. She said the money would be used for a new furnace for the museum building.

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Delphos, Ohio • Delphos Museum of Postal History, $15,000, accepted by Curator Gary Levitt, who said the funds would be used for the operation of the museum. • Delphos Optimists Club, $5,000, accepted by member Jay Metzner, who said the funds would be used for the club’s youth projects. • Delphos Police Department, $15,000, accepted by Chief Kyle Fittro. He said the grant will be used for several projects. • Delphos Kiwanis Club, $9,000, accepted by members Cindy Metzger and Jim Fortener. Fortener said the funds will be used for upcoming projects. • Delphos Rotary Club, $10,000, accepted by member Andy North, explaining the funds would be used to bring the 2013 Concert in the Park series to Stadium Park See GRANTS, page 2

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Herald offers free job seminar

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Cass Street residents may see relief from stale water
BY NANCY SPENCER nspencer@delphosherald.com

Jim Perry, former Delphos resident, and The Delphos Herald are offering a free seminar for job-seekers and people who wish to pursue new endeavors from 8-11 a.m. Saturday at the Eagles Lodge in Delphos. “Getting Over the Wall” is a 3-hour intensive seminar designed to get candidates past hidden objections that are preventing them from getting an opportunity to meet with decision-makers. Though there is no charge for the program, preregistration is essential in order to assure availability of handouts; space is limited. To attend, RSVP to Nancy Spencer at nspencer@delphosherald.com or call 419-6950015, ext. 134. Leave a message, including the number and names of participants.

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Jays, Jefferson selling pre-sale cage tickets The St. John’s and Jefferson athletic department are selling pre-sale basketball tickets. St. John’s is selling pre-sale tickets for its home-opener versus Crestview (6:30 p.m. JV tip Friday) and road game Saturday at Elida (6 p.m.) until 3:30 p.m. and 1 p.m., respectively, Friday in the high school office. Student prices are $4 and adults $6; all tickets at the doors are $6. It is also still selling adult and student generaladmission season tickets. The Jefferson Athletic Department is selling presale tickets to its boys road games at Fort Recovery (6 p.m. Friday) and Perry (6 p.m. Saturday), as well as its girls road game Thursday at Columbus Grove (6 p.m.) and home game versus Kalida (1 p.m. Saturday). Adult tickets are $5 and students $4. All tickets at the gates are $6. Partly cloudy Thursday with highs in the mid 40s. A 30 percent chance of rain showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 30s. See page 2.

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Homes listed for People’s Choice in ‘Spirit of Christmas” contest
Homeowners participating in the Betty Honigford “Spirit of Christmas” House Decorating Contest are reminded to have their decorations lit from 6-11 p.m. Thursday for judging. Homes in the running for People’s Choice include: 501 East Third St., 1331 Rose Anna St., 400 Short St., 477 South Main St., 508 W. Second St., 669 Leonard Ave., 603 W. Second St., 14595 Landeck Road, 1006 Carolyn Drive, 406 E. 5th St., 1321 Krieft St., 1245 N. Washington St., 610 N. Franklin St.,

Mark Miller hands off donated pies to Pam Vincent for the annual Trinity United Methodist Church Bazaar, which begins today with the General Store opening at 2 p.m. Dinner will be served from 4-6:30 p.m. There have been 150 pies donated for the dinner. Proceeds benefits both the church and United Methodist Church Women’s projects. (Delphos Herald/Stephanie Groves)

415 W. 4th St., 626 N. Bredeick St. and 827 N. Franklin St. Voting for People’s Choice will take place through Dec. 14. How to vote: Write the address of the participant on an index card and place it in a jar for votes at the Delphos Municipal Building. (Index cards are provided at the city building); text Meghan the address of participant at 567-376-9719; or call Bev (419-695-8470) or Meghan (567-376-9719) with address of participant.

DELPHOS — Residents on South Cass Street may see some relief from poor water quality. Delphos Safety Service Director Greg Berquist informed council Monday he had heard from a lawyer involved in helping the city to get a right-of-way on Bunge property to install a water loop that will provide clean water to residents at the end of the water line on Cass Street. Residents have been attending city council meetings on a regular basis hoping to get the matter resolved. Residents have been experiencing discolored water which affects laundry and drinkability. Council passed on emergency measure an ordinance authorizing the transfer of more than $1 million to various funds for loan repayments for the water and wastewater plants. Auditor Tom Jettinghoff asked the ordinance be passed so he could close his books in a timely manner this month. The Maintenance Department is looking to hire an assistant foreman from within the current workforce. Council heard on second reading an ordinance with an approved a salary range of $1,766.60-$1,850.54 per biweekly pay period. If the job is not filled from within by June 30, the position will be eliminated. To be eligible, the appli-

cant must have a valid pesticide license and a Class II Wastewater Collection or must obtain them within one year of the appointment to assistant foreman. They must also be willing to obtain additional licensing at the request of the city. Council passed on third reading a resolution for Berquist to enter into a contract with Peterson Construction for a Phase II of Water Treatment Plant By-Pass Improvement Project on Monday. Phase II includes bidding ($3,500), construction administration ($3,000) and construction observation ($4,300). Total construction is estimated to cost $247,000, with a Community Development Block Grant covering $194,500. Berquist told council there is a bottleneck between the clearwells and the water plant and the improvements would increase the city’s capacity to provide water. The clearwells are used for chlorine contact for water before it is moved to the upground tanks for distribution. The clearwells are currently connected so water has to go through all three before becoming available to move to the tanks. Part of the project will also include separating the clearwells so they can be used individually as well. This will also make it possible to put more water into the tanks in a shorter period of time.

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Pictured from left are Carla (Lewis) Olds, Linda (Renner) Shelmadine, left, appeared on the Easter Straker radio show during his Whittington, Bob “Santa” Shelmadine, Kyle Lewis, Lyle Lewis and Allan Renner (deceased). (Photos submitted) time as Santa. BY NANCY SPENCER of Christ, was built in the ing. A small pathway snaked sack of treats. like during those 30 years, nspencer@delphosherald.com 1800s and owned by rela- around the four rooms. Shelmadine was also his original Santa suit and tives of the family. Adults in Gomer donated a Gomer reporter for The some older toys. GOMER — The Village Never married, toys for Shelmadine’s liveli- Lima News and was featured The Welsh Society of of Gomer will resur- Shelmadine lived alone and hood and they would drive by Easter Straker on WIMA Gomer will try to refill the rect the tradition of Bob collected and repaired toys him around to children’s radio shows. house with toys and provide Shelmadine’s Christmas each year to be given to homes. He always gave a Today, the home is the a small sack to everyone from 1-5 p.m. Sunday. children around Gomer, in small brown sack to each Gomer Welsh Community who visits from 1-5 p.m. Shelmadine’s home, Gomer School and in Lima. good little girl and boy. Museum, which had Sunday. which is located across His house was filled with Hundreds of adults today many pictures of what Parking is available across from Gomer United Church toys from the floor to the ceil- remember “Santa” and the Shelmadine’s house looked the street at the church.

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Texas murder surrenders after escape
By TERRY WALLACE The Associated Press DALLAS — A capital murder suspect stole a deputy’s gun, fled a Dallas hospital and held police at bay for nearly two hours Tuesday night before surrendering peacefully and returning to the hospital, officials said. Franklin B. Davis, 30, of Carrollton, surrendered shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday and was returned to Parkland Memorial Hospital, the same hospital from which he’d escaped about 8:30 p.m. while receiving treatment, Dallas County sheriff’s spokeswoman Carmen Castro said. Castro said she did not know what kind of treatment Davis was receiving. Dallas police tactical squad officers surrounded the 30-year-old Carrollton man about 9 p.m. after he sought refuge in a van about a mile from the hospital, Castro said. Negotiations finally resolved the standoff peacefully, she said. Castro said the deputy was not injured in the incident at the hospital, but she said she had no other details. Davis is awaiting trial in the death of Shania Gray, a 16-year-old sophomore at Hebron High School in Carrollton. Her body was found Sept. 8 along a fork of the Trinity River. She had been shot and strangled. Davis already had been charged with four counts of sexually assaulting Gray when he allegedly took Gray from her school. Police have said Davis confessed to killing the girl. Police say he did so to prevent Gray from testifying against him in a sexual assault case. Family and friends had said that when she was killed Gray’s family was in the process of moving from one Dallas suburb to another so her father could be closer to work. Neighbors in

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Mesquite, the eastern suburb where the family lived for years, described Gray as friendly and caring. According to relatives and an affidavit released by Carrollton police, Davis posed as a teenage boy on the Facebook social media page and bought a new cellphone to contact Gray and get information about the sexual assault case. The two exchanged text messages, though Carrollton police spokesman Jon Stovall said he didn’t know how many. Davis told Carrollton police Gray was surprised to see him when he pulled up to her outside her school but got into his car because he wanted to discuss the case. He told police and several television stations that he drove her to an area near the Trinity River and shot her twice. He then stepped on her neck until she stopped breathing, the affidavit said. Her body was found two days later.

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next summer. • Delphos Public Library, $14,000, accepted by Library Board member Ron Elwer, who said the money was earmarked the Fist Edition building and technology. • Delphos Public Library (Children’s area), $1,000, also accepted by board member Elwer. • CWU Interfaith Thrift Shop, $10,000, accepted by Becky Strayer. Strayer said the money will help with social services to the community. • Delphos Boy Scouts, $500, accepted by Scouts Jason Ditto and Kevin Kramer, who said the group uses the funds for camp. • Delphos Girl Scouts, $500, accepted by Girl Scout Leader Kelly North. She said the money would be used for summer camp and other activities. • Delphos Cub Scouts, $500, accepted by Packmaster John Radler. He said the funds would help with Scout awards and camp.

• The Delphos Fire Assoc., $300, accepted by member Dana Steinbrenner. The association assists Delphos Fire and Rescue with training. • Delphos Fire and Rescue, $6,400, accepted by Fire Chief Dave McNeal, who said the funds will be used for training for fire and EMS personnel. • Delphos Senior Citizen Center Inc., $25,000 accepted by Director Joyce Hale, who said the money will be used to continue providing services to the community. • Community Unity, $2,000, accepted by Bob Ulm, stating the funds help local people deal with difficult times. The Dienstberger Foundation was started with the sale of the Delphos Memorial and Sarah Jane nursing homes by Arnold C. Dienstberger to Vancrest Health Care in Van Wert. The proceeds were invested and each year since 1998, the foundation has spread the wealth to local charities, organizations and schools. In the first year, the foundation gave away $72,000 in grants.

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Syrian civil war spills into Lebanon
By BASSEM MROUE The Associated Press TRIPOLI, Lebanon — Gunmen loyal to opposite sides in neighboring Syria’s civil war battled today in the streets of a northern Lebanese city where two days of clashes have killed at least six people and wounded more than 50, officials said. The Lebanese army fanned out in the city of Tripoli in an attempt to calm the fighting, with soldiers patrolling the streets in armored personnel carriers and manning checkpoints. Authorities closed major roads because of sniper fire. The fighting comes at a time of deep uncertainty in Syria, with rebels fighting government troops near Assad’s seat of power in Damascus. In Brussels, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton reiterated concerns that “an increasingly desperate Assad regime might turn to chemical weapons” or lose control of them to militant groups. She also said NATO’s decision on Tuesday to send Patriot missiles to Turkey’s southern border with Syria sends a message that Ankara is backed by its allies. The missiles are intended only for defensive purposes, she said. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was quoted today in the Turkish newspaper Sabah as saying that Syria has about 700 missiles, some of them long-range. “At this very moment we know where those missiles are, how they are being stored, whose hands they are in,” he said. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today also urged Syria’s regime against using its stockpile of chemical weapons, warning of “huge consequences” if Assad resorts to such weapons of mass destruction. “I again urge in the strongest possible terms that they must not consider using this kind of deadly weapons of mass destruction,” Ban told The Associated Press, speaking on the sidelines of a climate conference in Qatar. Syria has been careful not to confirm that it has chemical weapons, but the regime insists it would never use them against the Syrian people. Ban also suggested that he would not favor an asylum deal for the Syrian leader as a way to end the country’s civil war and cautioned that the United Nations doesn’t allow anyone “impunity.” Assad has vowed to “live and die” in Syria, but as the violence grinds on there is speculation that he might seek asylum. The Syrian crisis has spilled over into Turkey, Israel and Jordan over the past 20 months, but Lebanon is particularly vulnerable to getting sucked into the conflict. The countries share a complex web of political and sectarian ties and rival-

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ries that are easily enflamed. Lebanon, a country plagued by decades of strife, has been on edge since the uprising in Syria began, and deadly clashes between pro- and anti-Assad Lebanese groups have erupted more than a dozen times. Tensions in Tripoli have been mounting since last week, when reports emerged that some 17 Lebanese Sunni fighters were killed inside Syria, apparently after they joined the rebellion against Assad. The bodies of some of the men were later shown on Syrian state TV. Today, Syrian Ambassador Ali Abdul Karim Ali told Lebanese Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour that Damascus has agreed to repatriate the men’s bodies. Lebanon’s National News Agency said the countries would soon discuss how to hand over the bodies. Anti-Syrian politicians in Lebanon have criticized the government, which is led by the Shiite Hezbollah group, for what they call a lack of effort to get the bodies back. Hezbollah supports Assad, whose regime is dominated by the president’s Alawite sect — an offshoot of Shiite Islam. The fighting in Tripoli pits the Sunni neighborhood of Bab Tabbaneh, which supports Syria’s predominantly Sunni rebels, against the adjacent Alawite neighborhood of Jabal Mohsen, which supports Assad.

High temperature Tuesday in Delphos was 62 degrees, low was 41. Rainfall was recorded at .17 inch. High a year ago today was 45, low was 33. Record high for today is 69, set in 2001. Record low is -2, set in 1997. WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county The Associated Press TONIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. THURSDAY: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 40s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. THURSDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy through midnight, then cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain showers after midnight. Not as cool. Lows in the upper 30s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. EXTENDED FORECAST FRIDAY: Rain likely.

Egyptian protesters clash with sticks and stones
By HAMZA HENDAWI and AYA BATRAWY The Associated Press CAIRO — Supporters and opponents of Egyptian leader Mohammed Morsi pelted each other with rocks and fought with sticks outside the presidential palace in Cairo today, as a new round of protests deepened the country’s political crisis. The opposition is demanding Morsi rescind decrees giving him near unrestricted powers and shelve a disputed draft constitution that the president’s Islamist allies passed hurriedly last week. The dueling demonstrations and violence are part of a political crisis that has left the country divided into two camps: Morsi, his Muslim Brotherhood and their ultraconservative Islamist allies, versus an opposition made up of youth groups, liberal parties and large sectors of the public. Both sides have

Highs in the lower 50s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent. FRIDAY NIGHT: Rain likely. Lows in the lower 40s. Chance of rain 60 percent. SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain. Highs in the upper 40s. SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of light rain. Lows in the upper 30s. SUNDAY: Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Highs in the upper 40s. SUNDAY NIGHT: Rain likely. Lows in the lower 40s. Chance of rain 60 percent. MONDAY: Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Highs in the upper 40s. MONDAY NIGHT: Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain or snow. Lows in the lower 30s. TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain or snow. Highs in the lower 40s.

By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, Dec. 5, the 340th day of 2012. There are 26 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 5, 1962, the United States and the Soviet Union announced a bilateral space agreement on exchanging weather data from satellites, mapping Earth’s geomagnetic field and cooperating in the experimental relay of communications. On this date: In 1776, the first scholastic fraternity in America, Phi Beta Kappa, was organized at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. In 1782, the eighth president of the United States, Martin Van Buren, was born in Kinderhook, N.Y.; he was the first chief executive to be born after American independence.

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dug in their heels, signaling a protracted standoff. The clashes began when thousands of Islamist supporters of Morsi descended on the area around the palace where some 300 of his opponents were staging a sit-in. The Islamists, members of Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood, chased the protesters away from their location outside the palace’s main gate and tore down their tents. The protesters scattered in side streets where they chanted anti-Morsi slogans. At least 100,000 opposition supporters rallied outside the palace on Tuesday, the latest of a series of mass protests against the president. Also Tuesday, smaller protests were staged by the opposition elsewhere in Cairo and across much of Egypt. No casualties were immediately reported but witnesses reported blood streaming down the faces of several protesters.

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Senate panel advances asbestos lawsuit bill
By JULIE CARR SMYTH The Associated Press COLUMBUS — An Ohio Senate committee advanced a bill Tuesday aimed at curbing duplicate lawsuits over onthe-job asbestos exposure in a state with one of the largest backlogs of such cases in the nation. The bill cleared the committee along mostly party lines, and the full Senate could vote on the measure Wednesday. The House in January approved the bill, which preserves victims’ rights to sue when harmed by the powdery white carcinogen and doesn’t cap the damage awards they can receive. The legislation would require workers to divulge all asbestos claims filed by them or on their behalf or face perjury charges. Proponents say it would prevent double-dipping by victims, who have two separate ways of pursuing damages: trusts set up by sometimes bankrupted companies to compensate victims or lawsuits against active businesses. But opponents say the bill impedes legitimate claims. They say its passage would make Ohio the first state in the country to impose such claims restrictions. Similar legislation has been introduced in Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas and West Virginia and in the U.S. House and Senate. Asbestos claims are accelerating nationwide, and more than 8,500 U.S. companies in sectors representing 85 percent of the U.S. economy are defending asbestosrelated claims, according to legislative analysts. The U.S. Supreme Court has labeled it a crisis. “The problem with the two tracks is that there is a lack of full transparency between them,” says a fact sheet by proponents led by the business-backed Ohio Alliance for Civil Justice. “In a lawsuit, claimants may tell the court about claims already made on trusts. However, they are not obligated to tell the court if they plan future claims to trusts. As a result, the system is rampant with inconsistent claims, fraud and ‘double-dipping’ from the trust accounts, and from lawsuit awards.” Cuyahoga County, home to Cleveland, had more than 5,700 pending cases on its special asbestos docket at the end of September, according to information from the Ohio Supreme Court. That places the county among America’s busiest asbestos dockets. Cases are also pending in more than 70 of Ohio’s 88 counties. A coalition representing asbestos cancer victims says the bill protects corporations at the expense of victims. The group points out that Ohio has the eighth highest rate of death in the U.S. from

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Extending middle class tax cuts, protecting middle class families
BY SHERROD BROWN, U.S. Senator Ohioans have been hearing about the fiscal cliff a lot lately. The “cliff” applies to a January 1st deadline when the law, enacted by a bipartisan majority of both houses of Congress, requires a mix of spending cuts and tax increases. This sudden dose of austerity will put us on a longterm path to budget stability, but it will also send our nation into a recession for the better part of next year. Fortunately, there is an alternative. We can reduce our nation’s deficit and avoid onerous tax increases on middle class Americans. Last July, the Senate voted to extend tax cuts for 99 percent of Ohioans—the working families and the middle class tax payers who need relief the most. Yet today, this bill that ends tax cuts for Americans making over $250,000 still languishes in the House of Representatives. Middle class Ohioans have always worked hard and played by the rules— now it’s time that the wealthiest Americans paid their fair share too. That means it’s also time for the House of Representatives to act. The Middle Class Tax Cut Act would extend middle class tax cuts for the 99 percent of Ohio families, and all Americans making less than $250,000 per year. Under the bill, Ohio households would save an average of $1,400 on their taxes each year. The legislation would also extend other tax provisions critical to the middle class – the American Opportunity Tax Credit which helps middle-class families afford college; the Child Tax Credit as it was expanded by the Bush Administration; and the

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the asbestos-related disease mesothelioma — at least 1,356 people since 1999, and potentially many times that number of actual victims. “This bill is designed to give a handout to the asbestos industry while robbing dying cancer victims of their constitutional rights,” said Anthony Gallucci, president of the Asbestos Victims Coalition. “The asbestos industry should be held accountable for the thousands of deaths and injuries.” Bob Groff of Avon and his granddaughter Sarah Groff Edelman both were diagnosed with mesothelioma after years of performing brake work in Groff’s garage. Groff said his granddaughter, diagnosed at 21, survived through numerous painful surgeries. “We need Gov. (John) Kasich and Ohio’s senators to stand up to the corporations that have killed thousands of our neighbors and brought pain and misery to their families,” Groff said in a coalition statement. “Too many Ohio workers have died. Our elected officials should not limit justice.” The bill stems from model legislation developed by the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council, which has drawn attention for the entree it has recently gained at statehouses through efforts including opulent, corporate-backed conferences not always subject to normal disclosure rules.

COLUMBUS (AP) — Employees with the state Department of Commerce will be sewing and repairing stuffed toys to be donated to children in central Ohio. The toys are left over from testing by a lab in the department’s industrial compliance division. Commerce Director David Goodman says employees are donating their lunch hour to stitch up the toys. The laboratory tests samples of stuffed toys to ensure the filler material is safe and is accurately labeled. The toys are then set aside until the holiday season. That’s when state employees make the necessary repairs so the toys can be donated.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

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Fiscal cliff offers hint at more defense cuts
By DONNA CASSATA The Associated Press WASHINGTON — House Republicans’ “fiscal cliff” counteroffer to President Barack Obama hints at billions of dollars in military cuts on top of the nearly $500 billion that the White House and Congress backed last year, and even the fiercest defense hawks acknowledge that the Pentagon faces another financial hit. The proposal that House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and other Republican leaders sent to the White House this week calls for cuts of $300 billion in discretionary spending to achieve savings of $2.2 trillion over 10 years. The blueprint offered no specifics on the cuts, although the Pentagon and defenserelated departments such as Homeland Security and State make up roughly half of the federal government’s discretionary spending. By any credible calculation, the military, which is still coming to grips with the halftrillion-dollar cut in last year’s deficit-cutting law, is looking at an additional $10 billion to $15 billion cut in projected defense spending each year for the next decade. It’s a WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. banks are enjoying their best profits in six years and are lending a bit more freely. The gradual improvement suggests that the industry will sustain its healing from the worst financial crisis in decades and help strengthen the economy. The industry earned $37.6 billion from July through September — a 6.6 percent increase from its earnings in same quarter last year. For the first time since 2009, the stronger earnings were due mainly to higher revenue rather than to less money set aside by the banks to cover losses, data issued by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. showed Tuesday. And loans to consumers rose nearly 1 percent from the JulySeptember period of 2011. “We are seeing the classic recovery from a recession,” said Bert Ely, a banking industry consultant based in Alexandria, Va. “All of the arrows are pointing in the right direction.” prospect that Republicans recognize is the new reality, with wars in Iraq and Afghanistan ending and deficits demanding deep cuts. “Not too devastating,” said Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee. That’s especially true compared with the alternative that McCain dreads — the double hit of tax hikes and automatic spending cuts dubbed the fiscal cliff. If Obama and Congress are unable to reach a deal this month, the Pentagon would face across-the-board cuts of some $55 billion after the first of the year and nearly $500 billion over a decade. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and military leaders have warned that such a meat-ax approach to the budget would do considerable harm. Pentagon spending still has its congressional protectors, especially with job-producing weapons, aircraft and ships built in nearly every corner of the country. In the past decade, the base defense budget has nearly doubled, from $297 billion in 2001 to more than $520 billion. The amount does not include the billions spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

One Year Ago • Landeck Elementary recently finished the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Math-A-Thon. The 47 students who participated raised a total of $1,847.75 this year. Since 1988, Landeck students have raised approximately $32,523.00 for St. Jude, which uses these funds to continue its lifesaving programs of research, patient care and education. 25 Years Ago — 1987 • The Ottoville Immaculate Conception Catholic Church’s Rosary-Altar Society will hold its annual Christmas party Dec. 7 starting with a mass in church followed by a Christmas delight potluck. The Bell Choir from Elida will furnish the entertainment. Program and decoration chairlady is Barb Markward. Committee will be Janice Kimmet, Loretta Miller, and Janice Hohlbein. • Jefferson girls used a full-court press to build an 18-point first-quarter lead and then coasted to a 63-43 win over Lima Perry Thursday night at Jefferson Senior High School. Beth Druckemiller led Jefferson scoring with 20 points. Laura Schmelzer added 12 and Stephanie McClure 10. • The annual Christmas party for the Catholic Daughters of America will be held Dec. 8 at the Knights of Columbus hall, Elida Avenue. Serving on the committee are Mary German, Mary Lou Baldauf, Anna Rose Kleman, Helen Ardner, Ruth Bigelow, Eileen Martz, Mary Hiller, Vera Menke, Mary Steyer, Evelyn Baumgarte, Elizabeth Smith and Maneta Calvelage. 50 Years Ago — 1962 • Gordon Langley, director of the Ohio branch of the Starr Commonwealth for Boys, presented the program at the semi-monthly meeting of the Middle Point Community Lions Club Monday evening. Langley showed picture slides which presented the story of the local Starr home for boys. The program was held in the social rooms of the Presbyterian Church and dinner was served by ladies of the Woman’s Guild of the church. • Members of the Past Chiefs Association of the Pythian Sisters held their annual Christmas dinner party Tuesday evening with dinner being served at Harmon’s Restaurant. After dinner the group went to the home of Margaret Peltier for a gift exchange and party. Fifteen members and two guests, Jeanette Zimmer and Joyce Kiggins were present. • Mrs. William Stallkamp and Mrs. Paul Clinger were the hostesses for the D F D L Club’s annual Christmas dinner held Tuesday night at the House of Vogts. During the evening games, pinochle was played with first and traveling awards going to Pearl Leonard, second to Alice Neumeier and low to Mary Ann German. 75 Years Ago — 1937 • The annual Band Parents Rummage Sale will start Monday in the Imber building on East Fourth Street. Members of the association are urging any persons that have rummage which they wish to donate to call any of the ward captains or the officers of the association. Ward captains are: First Ward, Mrs. Louis Werner; Second Ward, Mrs. John Lindeman; Third Ward, Mrs. Charles Grace; and Fourth Ward, Mrs. Paul Pollock. • The Jefferson record of long standing against Gomer teams was kept intact Friday night in games played at Gomer. The Red and White varsity annihilated the Welsh force in the main go by a score of 41 to 13. The Jefferson reserves swamped the Gomer reserves in the preliminary by a 46 to 13 count. • Mrs. Syl Odenweller, South Main Street was hostess to the members of the Coterie Bridge Club and one guest, Mrs. Hubert Dunn, at her home Friday evening. At the conclusion of the bridge games, Mrs. F. A. Young was high, Mrs. Charles Busch, second, and Lulu Staup, third. In two weeks, Mrs. Arnold Odenweller, South Pierce Street, will entertain.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — It may be just a bluff or a bargaining ploy, but the White House is signaling that President Barack Obama is willing to let the country go over the “fiscal cliff,” a hard-line negotiating strategy aimed at winning concessions from Republicans on taxes. If Washington really does fail to avert the looming series of tax hikes and spending cuts, the White House will portray Republicans as the culprits for insisting on protecting tax cuts for the wealthy, an effort the administration is laying the groundwork for now. “This is a choice of the Republican Party,” said Dan Pfeiffer, White House communications director. “If they are willing to do higher rates on the wealthy, there’s a lot we can talk about. And if they are not, then they’ll push us over the cliff.” But going over the cliff also would be full of risk for a president fresh off re-election and facing at least two more years of divided government. Ending the year without a deal could roil financial markets and dent consumer confidence just as the economy is strengthening. It could make it harder for Obama to get Republican help on his second-term priorities like overhauling the immigration system and the nation’s tax code, or in getting potential Cabinet replacements confirmed. And it would signal to the country that the president’s campaign prediction that the GOP “fever” would break following his re-election was a pipe dream. House Speaker John Boehner says Obama is playing a risky game. “If the president really wants to avoid sending the economy over the fiscal cliff, he has done nothing to demonstrate it,” the speaker said. White House advisers say the president wants to avoid going into next year without a tax and spending deal, a scenario they say would hurt the economy. But with few signs of progress in postelection negotiations with Republicans, administration officials are hardening their warning that Obama will take that risk if the GOP refuses to drop its opposition to raising tax rates on families making more than $250,000 a year. Of course, the White House warning could be a bluff, offered in the belief that Republicans are unlikely to back down on taxes unless they believe Obama is willing to go over the cliff. The White House says Obama’s firm stand on tax rate increases for the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans is driven by economics. The debt-saddled country can’t afford to continue with the George W. Bush-era tax cuts, the president and his advisers argue. Obama has made that case to Republicans before only to back down in the final stages of negotiations. But this time around, the president and his team believe they hold the political leverage. There is some evidence to bolster that notion. Taxes were a centerpiece of the presidential campaign, with Obama running on a pledge to end the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans and return their rates to where they were in the 1990s, when the economy was thriving. Exit polls showed that 60 percent of voters supported that position, an even higher percentage than backed Obama’s re-election. A new poll also suggests a majority of Americans would blame Republicans if the government goes over the fiscal cliff. Just 27 percent of those surveyed said they would blame Obama, compared with 53 percent who said they would point the finger at the GOP, according to the Washington Post-Pew Research Center Poll.

Analysis: Obama could risk going over ‘cliff’

US banks report stronger profits, more lending
Some of the largest banks are cautioning, though, that their earnings are up mostly because they’ve sold lessprofitable businesses, shed bad loans and trimmed jobs — not because of a more vibrant economy. Some banks are testing higher fees on consumer loans and services to offset new rules mandated after the crisis that have crimped revenue. Consumer lending grew in most categories in the third quarter. That shows banks are becoming less cautious, which could help the economy. More lending leads to more consumer spending, which drives roughly 70 percent of economic activity. The banks’ mortgage loans increased 0.8 percent from the previous quarter. Auto loans jumped 2.4 percent. FDIC Chairman Martin Gruenberg acknowledged that the increase in consumer lending was “relatively modest.” Ely noted that many businesses and consumers are still reluctant to borrow, and

The cuts Obama and Congress are talking about would be to projected spending that envisioned Pentagon budgets rising to levels of more than $700 billion a year in a decade. Tea partyers and fiscal conservatives recently elected to Congress have shown a willingness to cut defense, traditionally considered almost untouchable. “We understand that in getting to an agreement that drives down the debt ... that there are going to be cuts,” said Rep. Austin Scott, R-Ga., president of the 2010 freshman class in the House. “Making cuts strategically makes sense. Doing it through sequestration does not make sense. “I would argue that intelligence, especially with regard to cybersecurity, is probably an area where we need to spend more money,” Scott added. “I’m worried more about China using viruses and technology against our country than I am about their aircraft carriers. At the same time, look at other areas of the military and say, ‘When is the next time we really need that weapon system?”’ Said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., of additional cuts, “Potentially, yes, but not a trillion.”

WASHINGTON — A variety of insults have been deployed in opposition to Susan Rice’s likely nomination for secretary of state: She is not qualified; she’s too aggressive; she “misled” the public following the lethal attack on the American consulate in Libya. Upon closer examination, however, the real reason may be less complicated. She’s not a member of the most elite club in America, the U.S. Senate. Also, she appears to be President Obama’s first choice. As anyone with a television knows, Rice has come under fire by the new, revised Tres Amigos — Republican Sens. John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte, plus Susan Collins of Maine. All have expressed concerns about Rice’s role in delivering the administration’s explanation following the Benghazi attack, which initially was blamed on street protests over an anti-Muhammad video, but later confirmed as a terrorist attack. While Collins, who previously supported Rice, says she still has unanswered questions, McCain — whose understanding of qualified women candidates is legendary — has promised to block Rice’s nomination. Graham, who most certainly will be “primaried” in the next election by South Carolinians who doubt his commitment to hard-right lunacy, followed suit, as did Ayotte. Off somewhere letting her hair grow, Hillary Clinton knitted her brows and noted that Rice has been a excellent U.N. ambassador. Which is to say, she didn’t exactly go to the mat for her female colleague, who had the audacity to support Obama for president rather than the former first lady.

The initiation of Susan Rice
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banks are cautious about lending to them. That’s creating a slow transition for banks from merely stemming losses to boosting profits, he said. The biggest banks say customers have held off on borrowing in part because of slower global growth and worries about “fiscal cliff.” That’s the name for automatic tax increases and spending cuts that will kick in next month unless President Obama and congressional lawmakers reach a deal by then to avert them. Since the Great Recession ended 3 1/2 years ago, the economy has been growing at a subpar annual rate of roughly 2 percent. Most economists say it needs to grow twice as fast to rapidly lower unemployment, now at 7.9 percent. In an interview with The Associated Press this week, Wells Fargo & Co. CEO John Stumpf said he expects the economy to remain tepid until customers and businesses better understand Washington’s plans for tax policy, health care and other issues.

Point of View
In Ganglandia, it’s the New Kids versus the Clinton Machine. How dare Rice, once a Clinton administration appointee, defect? Clinton, a McCain buddy from their years in the Senate, reportedly prefers another Senate pal, John Kerry, as her successor. So does McCain & Co. And so, needless to say, does Kerry, whose chiseled jaw alone constitutes a diplomatic arsenal. There’s clearly no profit in Clinton, a likely presidential candidate in 2016, alienating allies and devaluing her own currency for Rice. Even so, the opposition’s arguments are weak, chief among them that Rice isn’t qualified. This from McCain, whose vetting history includes about 80 minutes of conversation with Sarah Palin before selecting her as his running mate in 2008. McCain’s opinion about Rice’s qualifications is only slightly less compelling than his thoughts on Playtex versus Spanx. For the record, Rice is a graduate of Stanford University and a Rhodes scholar, who served as the assistant secretary of state for African affairs. Even this is troubling to Collins, who said that the Benghazi attack “in many ways echoes the attacks on [U.S. embassies in Africa] in 1998 when Susan Rice was head of the African region.” Given this logic, shouldn’t all eyes now be on Johnnie Carson? No, not the former “Tonight Show” host, Johnny Carson, but the current assistant secretary of African affairs. If Rice is somehow

responsible for the 1998 attacks, shouldn’t Carson be scrutinized for Benghazi? Everybody brave enough to enter the public arena gets a few free passes when they utter something short of brilliant, but most of the criticisms aimed at Rice seem ungrounded in reality. Does Rice have an aggressive personality, as some have said? And does this pose a risk in nominating her? Yes and yes. She notoriously once flipped the bird to diplomat Richard Holbrooke during a State Department meeting. Such an impulsive act is no recommendation, but is it emblematic or merely anecdotal? Aggression — and even occasional rudeness — is rarely considered a flaw in men. And even aggressive men learn to temper their impulses as circumstances warrant. Thank goodness Rice didn’t tell Holbrooke to go do that which one cannot do to oneself, as Dick Cheney once suggested to Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy. Or, heaven forbid, insist that we invade another country based on bad intelligence, as another Rice, who became secretary of state, did. The investigation into what transpired in Benghazi — bad things sometimes happen in dangerous places — is certainly appropriate. The administration’s incoherent handling of information deserves scrutiny. But Rice, barring something we don’t know, clearly has the qualifications for secretary of state. And thoughtful Republicans might reconsider the image of white men ganging up on a highly qualified black woman as they ponder the reasons for their collapsing tent. The road to redemption ain’t thataway. Kathleen Parker’s email address is kathleenparker@ washpost.com.

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Family has good Thanksgiving, getting ready for Christmas
BY LOVINA EICHER The Thanksgiving holiday is over with and everyone is preparing for Christmas. As I prepare for Christmas let us remember that Jesus is the reason for the season. So often people forget what Christmas is really about. We spent Thanksgiving Day at sister Emma and Jacob’s house. Emma prepared two turkeys. They had the table set for 19 people. Daughter Elizabeth’s friend Timothy and Susan’s friend Mose joined us for the day. It is hard to believe that Emma and my family come to 19 already when we are together. Besides turkey Emma had mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, California blend vegetables, cheese sauce, taco salad, cheese, vegetables and dip, and dirt pudding. I took along homemade bread, deviled eggs, cherry and pumpkin pies, pumpkin rolls and Long John Rolls to add to her menu. There was way too much food and plenty of leftovers. Our 40 new chickens are laying eggs for a few weeks now. If a chicken lays an egg we get 40 a day. I am so glad to have my own eggs again. The deviled eggs I took to Jacob’s were our own eggs. Since we have plenty of eggs we have a breakfast meal for supper some nights. Sometimes fried eggs and potatoes or breakfast burritos. We like the burritos with our homemade salsa. The children want me to make egg salad so they can make sandwiches with it. Another thing I would like to do since I have plenty of eggs is to make noodles. Seems hard to find time to do all the things I’d like to do. I would like to do some sewing soon. I am teaching Susan how to do more sewing. She is not too fond of it yet but wants to learn how. Daughter Elizabeth cut out six pairs of pants for her friend Timothy during her time off from work. Timothy lives alone and he needs new pants for work so Elizabeth offered to sew some for him. I am surprised how quickly she has caught on to cutting out and sewing dresses, shirts and pants. I am sure Susan will, too, once she gets the hang of it. Timothy gave Elizabeth a sewing machine last year for a gift. I think she enjoys sewing even better since she has her own sewing machine. We haven’t had any snow that has stayed yet. We had some flurries last week but they disappeared almost as fast as they came. Lovina and Kevin had their snow pants and boots and are ready to play out in the snow. They were a little disappointed that it didn’t accumulate much. I am sure they will have plenty to play in once it starts coming. Last week Loretta’s therapist did a recheck on her after having 5 weeks of therapy

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TODAY 6 p.m. — Shepherds of Christ Associates meet in the St. John’s Chapel. 6:30 p.m. — Delphos Kiwanis Club meets at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. Delphos Civil Service Commission meets at Municipal Building. 7:30 p.m. — Hope Lodge 214 Free and Accepted Masons, Masonic Temple, North Main Street. 9 p.m. — Fort Jennings Lions Club meets at the Outpost Restaurant. THURSDAY 9-11 a.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 5-7 p.m. — The Interfaith Thrift Shop is open for shopping. 6:30 p.m. — Delphos Ladies Club, Trinity United Methodist Church. 7 p.m. — Delphos Emergency Medical Service meeting, EMS building, Second Street. 7:30 p.m. — Delphos Chapter 23, Order of Eastern Star, meets at the Masonic Temple, North Main Street.

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since her surgery. The therapist is really pleased with the progress Loretta has made. She can do a lot more things since before the surgery. She still needs therapy once a week plus does daily therapy at home. They want to work on getting up the stairs to strengthen those muscles. We are thankful that we did the surgery. Only God knows how long this will help her but we must put our full trust in Him and let Him lead the way. I want to again thank readers who have been an encouragement to us in any way. Daughter Susan baked a batch of outrageous chocolate chip cookies this week. With the mixed flavor of chocolate and peanut butter our family really likes them. OUTRAGEOUS CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES 2 cups sugar 1 1/2 cups brown sugar 2 cups margarine 2 cups peanut butter 2 teaspoons vanilla 4 eggs 4 cups flour 2 cups oatmeal 4 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 12 ounces of chocolate chips Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt margarine and mix with sugars, peanut butter, and eggs. Then add in the dry ingredients. Mix until thoroughly blended. Then add chocolate chips. Roll into balls and bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes. Cookies will spread out and be golden brown on the edges when they are done.

FRIDAY 7:30 a.m. — Delphos Optimist Club meets at the A&W Drive-In, 924 E. Fifth The Putnam County District Library has announced upcomSt. ing events at its locations: 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite Family fun holiday celebrations at Delphos Senior Citizen All Putnam County District Library locations will have a Center, 301 Suthoff Street. Holiday Storytime and pictures with Santa in the month of 1-4 p.m. — Interfaith Thrift December. Store is open for shopping. All are welcome to attend these free programs but you will need to bring your own camera. SATURDAY The schedule is as follows: 8:30-11:30 a.m. — St. — Leipsic Edwards-Gamper Memorial - 1 p.m. on John’s High School recycle, Saturday; enter on East First Street. — Ottawa - 6:30 p.m. on Monday; 9 a.m. - noon — Interfaith — Kalida-Union Twp. - 10 a.m. on Tuesday; Thrift Store is open for shop— Continental - 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 12; and ping. — Fort Jennings - 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 13. St. Vincent DePaul Society, located at the east edge of the Cookie decorating St. John’s High School parkThe Ottawa location will have Cookie Decorating with ing lot, is open. Kathy Moening from 6-8 p.m. today and Dec. 12. Cloverdale recycle at vilMoms, dads, brothers, sisters or individuals ages 6 and up lage park. will decorate five cookies. 10 a.m to 2 p.m. — Delphos There is a $2 fee per person and space is limited. Call 419Postal Museum is open. 523-3747 to register by Monday. 12:15 p.m. — Testing of warning sirens by Delphos Author visit Fire and Rescue The Ottawa location will welcome author Mike Mullin from 1-3 p.m. — Delphos Canal 5-6 p.m. on Monday. Commission Museum, 241 N. Mullen wrote his first novel in elementary school and has Main St., is open. been writing more or less non-stop ever since. He has a black 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. belt in Songahm Taekwondo and lives in Indianapolis with his John’s Little Theatre. wife and three cats. Join Mullen for a book reading, signing and Taekwondo demonstration. SUNDAY Books will be available for purchase and signing. 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos All are welcome to attend this free program sponsored by Canal Commission Museum, The Friends of the Putnam County District Library. For any 241 N. Main St., is open. questions, call 419-523-3747. 1-4 p.m. — Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main Visit mypcdl.org for more programs. St. Kalida.

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The Associated Press Individual Week 13 Quarterbacks Att P. Manning, DEN 447 Brady, NWE 460 Roethlisberger, PIT 316 Schaub, HOU 413 Dalton, CIN 413 Fitzpatrick, BUF 373 P. Rivers, SND 424 Flacco, BAL 426 C. Palmer, OAK 503 Hasselbeck, TEN 221 Rushers Att A. Foster, HOU 283 J. Charles, KAN 222 Ridley, NWE 225 Chr. Johnson, TEN 204 Spiller, BUF 137 Green-Ellis, CIN 226 R. Rice, BAL 198 T.Richardson, CLE 229 Greene, NYJ 210 McGahee, DEN 167 Receivers No Welker, NWE 92 Wayne, IND 88 A.. Green, CIN 76 And. Johnson,HOU 74 De. Thomas, DEN 69 B. Myers, OAK 69 Hartline, MIA 60 Bowe, KAN 57 Bess, MIA 56 Decker, DEN 56 Punters No Fields, MIA 61 Scifres, SND 57 Kern, TEN 56 McAfee, IND 52 Anger, JAC 69 Lechler, OAK 61 Koch, BAL 62 B. Colquitt, DEN 51 Donn. Jones, HOU 69 Huber, CIN 55 Punt Returners No McKelvin, BUF 19 Edelman, NWE 17 Ad. Jones, CIN 18 K. Martin, HOU 15 T. Holliday, DEN 23 M. Thigpen, MIA 21 Cribbs, CLE 30 Hilton, IND 21 Jac. Jones, BAL 22 Arenas, KAN 29 Kickoff Returners No Jac. Jones, BAL 21 M. Thigpen, MIA 27 McKnight, NYJ 29 McKelvin, BUF 16 Cribbs, CLE 31 Goodman, SND 18 C. Rainey, PIT 29 D. Thompson, BAL 15 Br. Tate, CIN 25 D. McCourty, NWE 22 Scoring Touchdowns TD A. Foster, HOU 15 A.. Green, CIN 10 R. Gronkowski, NWE10 Ridley, NWE 9 Decker, DEN 8 R. Rice, BAL 8 T. Richardson, CLE 8 De. Thomas, DEN 8 H. Miller, PIT 7 Shorts, JAC 7 Kicking

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LG TD 46 13 91t 3 41 9 83t 4 56t 5 48 5 43 8 32t 7 36 5 31 4 LG TD 59 4 30t 3 73t 10 60t 3 71t 8 29 4 80t 1 46 3 39 1 55 8 Avg 50.6 50.2 48.6 48.4 47.8 47.7 47.3 46.8 46.7 46.6 LG TD 88t 2 68t 1 81t 1 71 0 76t 1 72t 1 60 0 75t 1 63t 1 27 0 LG TD 108t 2 96t 1 100t 1 59 0 74 0 39 0 68 0 49 0 45 0 104t 1

Rush Rec Ret Pts 13 2 0 90 0 10 0 60 0 10 0 60 9 0 0 54 0 8 0 48 8 0 0 48 7 1 0 48 0 8 0 48 0 7 0 44 0 7 0 42

PAT FG LG Pts Gostkowski, NWE 50-50 24-30 53 122 S. Graham, HOU 40-40 21-26 51 103 Tucker, BAL 31-31 24-26 56 103 Suisham, PIT 24-24 24-25 52 96 Janikowski, OAK 21-21 24-26 55 93 Nugent, CIN 35-35 19-23 55 92 P. Dawson, CLE 22-22 23-24 52 91 M. Prater, DEN 40-40 17-22 53 91 Succop, KAN 15-15 25-28 52 90 Vinatieri, IND 26-26 21-28 53 89 ----Team TOTAL YARDAGE AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE OFFENSE Yards Rush Pass New England 5115 1689 3426 Indianapolis 4705 1278 3427 Houston 4675 1710 2965 Denver 4643 1239 3404 Oakland 4341 994 3347 Cincinnati 4282 1381 2901 Buffalo 4157 1775 2382 Baltimore 4118 1229 2889 Pittsburgh 4104 1213 2891 Kansas City 4053 1760 2293 Tennessee 3959 1265 2694 San Diego 3865 1140 2725 Cleveland 3832 1152 2680 Miami 3811 1299 2512 N.Y. Jets 3707 1382 2325 Jacksonville 3387 945 2442 DEFENSE Yards Rush Pass Pittsburgh 3117 1117 2000 Denver 3698 1157 2541 Houston 3871 1051 2820 Cincinnati 3976 1323 2653 San Diego 4021 1134 2887 N.Y. Jets 4032 1652 2380 Kansas City 4191 1552 2639 Miami 4264 1172 3092 Indianapolis 4356 1471 2885 Cleveland 4412 1387 3025 Buffalo 4422 1670 2752 Baltimore 4467 1509 2958 New England 4569 1210 3359 Tennessee 4643 1553 3090 Oakland 4644 1565 3079 Jacksonville 4859 1728 3131 AVERAGE PER GAME AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE OFFENSE Yards Rush Pass New England 426.3 140.8 285.5 Indianapolis 392.1 106.5 285.6 Houston 389.6 142.5 247.1 Denver 386.9 103.3 283.7 Oakland 361.8 82.8 278.9 Cincinnati 356.8 115.1 241.8 Buffalo 346.4 147.9 198.5 Baltimore 343.2 102.4 240.8 Pittsburgh 342.0 101.1 240.9 Kansas City 337.8 146.7 191.1 Tennessee 329.9 105.4 224.5 San Diego 322.1 95.0 227.1 Cleveland 319.3 96.0 223.3 Miami 317.6 108.3 209.3 N.Y. Jets 308.9 115.2 193.8 Jacksonville 282.3 78.8 203.5 DEFENSE Yards Rush Pass Pittsburgh 259.8 93.1 166.7 Denver 308.2 96.4 211.8 Houston 322.6 87.6 235.0 Cincinnati 331.3 110.3 221.1 San Diego 335.1 94.5 240.6 N.Y. Jets 336.0 137.7 198.3 Kansas City 349.3 129.3 219.9 Miami 355.3 97.7 257.7 Indianapolis 363.0 122.6 240.4 Cleveland 367.7 115.6 252.1 Buffalo 368.5 139.2 229.3 Baltimore 372.3 125.8 246.5 New England 380.8 100.8 279.9 Tennessee 386.9 129.4 257.5 Oakland 387.0 130.4 256.6 Jacksonville 404.9 144.0 260.9

Jays use spurts to subdue Cougs
DELPHOS — Both St. John’s and Van Wert played solid defense Tuesday night in a girls basketball non-conference tussle at Robert A. Arnzen Gymnasium. The host Lady Blue Jays managed to put together two major runs to lift themselves to a 41-29 victory. “We’ve been looking for consistency all season and it’s slowly coming along. We have our moments when we really move the ball well and find the open person,” St. John’s mentor Dan J. Grothouse began. “At other times, we fall back into the possessions where we only have two passes and get out of sync. Still, we’re getting better at doing that for longer stretches. We also did it against a very physical team.” For Van Wert coach Lance Moonshower, it’s a work in progress. “We’re still trying to find the right combinations. We’ve got so many new faces in the lineup; even our juniors don’t have a lot of varsity time up to this year,” Moonshower explained. “It’s obvious we’re not there yet and we as coaches have to keep working to put the right people in the right positions. I told the girls after the game that we have to strive to improve game to game.” The Lady Cougars (1-2) and their extended defense tossed a shutout for the first 4:59 of the contest but they also didn’t score for the first 3:15. A putback by junior Hannah Hulbert at 4:45 and a deuce by sophomore Alexis Dowdy at the 4-minute mark put Van Wert up 4-0. Dowdy did pick up her second foul at 3:16 and was banished to the bench for the rest of the half. A 19-footer by junior Brooke Zuber at 3:01 jump-started the Blue and Gold on their way. Senior Jessica Recker (13 markers, 7 caroms, 6 steals, 4 dimes) poured in three baskets down the stretch of the period, along with a 3-point play the old-fashioned way, as the Jays built an 11-4 edge on Recker’s jumper from the block with 6.3 ticks on the board. The Jays canned 5-of-8 from the floor in the period (17-of-33 for the night, 4-of10 downtown, for 51.5%) to 2-of-8 for the Lady Cougars (9-of-34 in sum, 3-of-10 long range, for 26.5%). The Blue Jay man-to-man defense continued its scoreless streak well into the second
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SPORTS

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By JIM METCALFE

The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct New York 12 4 .750 Brooklyn 11 6 .647 Philadelphia 10 8 .556 Boston 9 8 .529 Toronto 4 14 .222 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 12 4 .750 Atlanta 9 5 .643 Charlotte 7 9 .438 Orlando 7 10 .412 Washington 2 13 .133 Central Division W L Pct Milwaukee 8 8 .500 Indiana 9 9 .500 Chicago 8 8 .500 Detroit 6 13 .316 Cleveland 4 14 .222 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct Memphis 13 3 .813 San Antonio 14 4 .778 Houston 9 8 .529 Dallas 8 9 .471 New Orleans 5 11 .313 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City15 4 .789 Denver 9 9 .500 Minnesota 8 8 .500 Utah 9 10 .474 Portland 8 10 .444

NBA GLANCE
GB — 1 1/2 3 3 1/2 9 GB — 2 5 5 1/2 9 1/2 GB — — — 3 1/2 5 GB — — 4 1/2 5 1/2 8 GB — 5 1/2 5 1/2 6 6 1/2 Pacific Division W L.A. Clippers 11 Golden State 10 L.A. Lakers 8 Phoenix 7 Sacramento 4 L 6 7 10 12 12 Pct .647 .588 .444 .368 .250 GB — 1 3 1/2 5 6 1/2 ——— Monday’s Results Portland 118, Charlotte 112, OT Detroit 89, Cleveland 79 New Orleans 102, Milwaukee 81 Denver 113, Toronto 110 L.A. Clippers 105, Utah 104 Orlando 102, Golden State 94 Tuesday’s Results Minnesota 105, Philadelphia 88 Washington 105, Miami 101 Oklahoma City 117, Brooklyn 111 Indiana 80, Chicago 76 Houston 107, L.A. Lakers 105 Memphis 108, Phoenix 98, OT Today’s Games New York at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Portland at Indiana, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Golden State at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Denver at Atlanta, 8 p.m. Chicago at Cleveland, 8 p.m. Milwaukee at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Orlando at Utah, 9 p.m. Toronto at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Dallas at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games New York at Miami, 8 p.m. Dallas at Phoenix, 10:30 p.m.

Third quarter lifts Pirates over Lady ’Dogs
DHI Correspondent sports@putnamsentinel.com

St. John’s senior Katie Vorst disrupts the shot of Van Wert’s Alexis Dowdy and secures the loose ball Tuesday night at Arnzen Gymnasium. The host Lady Jays grabbed a 12-point non-league triumph. (Delphos Herald/Tom Morris) canto — 2:57 — in building 3-ball by Saine from the left a 20-4 advantage on a transi- wing with 10 ticks showing tion layin by freshman Sydney for a 37-21 scoreboard. Fischbach at 3:53. Junior Fischbach and senior Katie Emilie Moonshower broke Vorst (9 points) picked up the Lady Cougar drought on their third fouls late in the a triple from the right wing canto. at 2:57, sophomore Erin Neither team could dent the Morrow (12 counters, 9 car- scoreboard in the fourth perioms, 6 thefts) a 23-footer and od until Morrow hit a single 19-footer, junior Cheyenne at 3:47, while the Jays scored Handy a long 2-pointer and their first tally at 2:13 on a then Morrow two singles with Vorst free toss. The closest the 7.9 ticks on the board to get Lady Cougs could get was 12 the visitors within 20-16. points — at 38-26 on a 3-point Junior Erica Saine (8 play by Morrow at 1:03 and points, all in the 3rd) hit a tri- after Vorst hit the hoop-andfecta at 6:58 to break the hosts’ the-harm at 38.6 seconds, the drought. Handy answered with final score as junior Jenna a basket at 6:36 but the Jays Weigle netted a trey. then went on a 7-0 spurt to Van Wert netted 8-of-14 take a 30-18 edge on a trey by tosses (57.1%); secured 23 sophomore Rebekah Fischer misses (8 offensive); and midway through the stanza. added 23 turnovers and 13 Dowdy hit the first-of-2 tosses fouls. at 2:39 and two more at 1:42 St. John’s finished 3-ofto stop the bleeding — tem- 5 at the line (60%); nabbed porarily — before the Jays ran 22 rebounds (3 offensive); off the last seven, capped by a and totaled 21 errors and 18

fouls. Junior Emilie Fischbach added three assists and Zuber three steals. “We’ve been playing solid defense so far. The girls are getting more comfortable in their roles on both ends,” Grothouse added. “At times, we rebound very well and other times, we give up too many offensive rebounds. We’re getting better at being in the right positions against pressure, where to make the cuts and make the passes. We’ve faced pressure in all four games and we’ll continue to work on it.” Both teams start league races Thursday: St. John’s at home versus Parkway (MAC) and Van Wert on the road at Ottawa-Glandorf (WBL). “We played decent defense overall. I am proud of how we reacted in the second period; the only thing we did differently was better effort,” Moonshower added. “What we preach to them is 32-minute great effort every game. I’ll take holding a team to 41 points every game; you just aren’t going to win scoring 29.” In junior varsity action, St. John’s scored an 11-4 firstperiod lead and went on to a 37-18 victory. Sophomore Emilee Grothouse netted a game-high 14 for the Lady Jays (2-2), while sophomore Riley Jones countered with 10 for the Lady Cougars (0-3).
VARSITY VAN WERT (29) Riley Jones 0-0-0, Kaitlynn Hall 0-0-0, Hannah Hulbert 1-0-2, Livia Butler 0-0-0, Emilie Moonshower 1-03, Alexa Dunlap 0-0-0, Claire Butler 0-0-0, Cheyenne Hardy 2-0-4, Erin Morrow 3-5-12, Alexis Dowdy 1-3-5, Jenna Wiegle 1-0-3. Totals 6-3-8/1429. ST. JOHN’S (41) Tara Vorst 0-0-0, Madison Zuber 0-0-0, Emilie Fischbach 0-0-0, Brooke Zuber 1-0-2, Rebekah Fischer 3-0-7, Katie Vorst 3-3-9, Erica Saine 3-08, Jessica Recker 6-0-13, Sydney Fischbach 1-0-2. Totals 13-4-3/5-41. Score by Quarters: Van Wert 4 12 5 8 - 29 St. John’s 11 9 17 4 - 41 Three-point goals: Van Wert, Moonshower, Morrow, Wiegle; St. John’s, Saine 2, Recker, Fischer. ----JUNIOR VARSITY VAN WERT (18) Alexis Ayers 0-0-0, Carisa Burgos 1-0-2, Phoebe Eutsler 1-0-2, Morgan Magowan 1-0-2, Kelsey Dotson 0-00, Ali Moreland 0-0-0, Domonique Grothause 1-0-2, Emily Bair 0-0-0, Haley Walker 0-0-0, Riley Jones 4-210. Totals 8-0-2/8-18. ST. JOHN’S (37) Rachel Pohlman 2-0-4, Emilie Grothouse 5-2-14, Olivia Kahny 3-0-6, Maddie Pohlman 0-0-0, Ashlyn Troyer 0-0-0, Halie Benavidez 1-0-2, Sam Kramer 1-0-2, Samantha Wehri 1-2-4, Colleen Schulte 2-0-5. Totals 12-34/12-37. Score by Quarters: Van Wert 4 4 0 10 - 18 St. John’s 11 6 8 12 - 37 Three-point goals: Van Wert, none; St. John’s, Grothouse 2, Schulte.

By Charlie Warnimont

Lady Green crushes archrival Musketeers OTTOVILLE — Fort Jennings stayed with Ottoville for a quarter Tuesday night, trailing only 14-12 at the end of one. It was all downhill from there for the Lady Musketeers as the Lady Green dominated them 63-11 the rest of the way for a 77-23 non-league girls basketball triumph at L.W. Heckman Gymnasium in Ottoville. The twin towers of 6-2 senior Abby Siefker and 6-0 Rachel Beining did the most damage for the Lady Green (4-0) in scoring 22 and 19 markers, respectively. They led a torrid 31-of-48 shooting effort (4-of-7 downtown) for 64.6 percent and 11-of22 at the line (50%). They totaled 22 boards and 17 errors and will host Bluffton at noon (junior varsity start) Saturday. The Lady Musketeers (3-2) received eight points from senior guard Macy Schroeder (3 steals, 2 assists). They shot a cold 10-of-49 from the field (3-of-14 long range) for 20.4 percent and missed all four free-throw tries. They finished with 24 rebounds and 17 errors and will visit Leipsic in a PCL clash Tuesday. Ottoville won the JV contest 28-24.

LOCAL ROUNDUP
FORT JENNINGS (23) Alyssa Schimmoeller 0-1-0-3, Macy Schroeder 1-2-0-8, Hannah Clay 0-0-0-0, Ashley Gable 1-0-0-2, Cassie Lindeman 1-0-0-2, Gabbi German 2-0-0-4, Erin Osting 0-0-0-0, Gabby Clippinger 0-0-0-0, Emily Kehres 2-00-4, Gina Stechschulte 0-0-0-0. Totals 7-3-0/4-23. OTTOVILLE (77) Rachel Turnwald 3-0-2-8, Chelsea Boecker 0-0-0-0, Taylor Mangas 2-0-0-4, Nicole Vorst 1-0-1-3, Tonya Kaufman 2-0-0-4, Monica Sarka 0-2-0-6, Kendra Eickholt 2-0-1-5, Courtney Von Sossan 0-2-0-6, Haley Landwehr 0-0-0-0, Annie Lindeman 0-0-0-0, Rachel Beining 9-0-1-19, Lexi Wannemacher 0-0-0-0, Lindsey Wannemacher 0-0-0-0, Abby Siefker 8-0-6-22. Totals 27-4-11/22-77. Score by Quarters: Ft. Jennings 12 5 4 2 - 23 Ottoville 14 18 17 28 - 77 Three-point goals: Fort Jennings, Schroeder 2, Schimmoeller; Ottoville, Sarka 2, Von Sossan 2. Junior varsity score: 28-24 (Ottoville). -----

CONTINENTAL — Columbus Grove scored the final five points of the second quarter to pull within three points of Continental at halftime of their Putnam County League game Tuesday night. That run by the Bulldogs

Mulholland. Both teams return to action Thursday to commence league play: Spencerville at home versus Paulding (NWC) and Elida on the road to Defiance (WBL).

Owens paces Lady ’Dawgs by Spencerville ELIDA — Elida senior O’sha Owens is getting more comfortable returning from an injury-plagued junior campaign. The latest evidence of that is her 24-point outburst as she led the Lady Bulldogs to a 58-49 non-conference girls basketball triumph Tuesday night at the Elida Fieldhouse. She added nine boards and four steals for the ’Dawgs (3-1), while junior Kylie Downton added 10 counters. Tops for the Lady Bearcats (0-3) were the 12 points by senior Abby Freewalt and 11 from classmate Alyssa

Wildcats crush Commodores PERRY TOWNSHIP — Cody Mathew led a quartet of Kalida boys basketball players in twin digits with 19 as the long-range bombing Wildcats crushed homestanding Perry 67-37 in non-league action Tuesday. Randy Zeller chipped in 14, Austin Horstman 11 and Adam Lanhals 10 for the visitors (1-1), combining for 11 3-pointers. They host Archbold 6 p.m. Saturday. Jared Poling dropped 11 for the Commodores (0-2). See ROUNDUP, page 7

SPENCERVILLE (49) Schylar Miller 8, Alyssa Mulholland 12, Emilee Meyer 4, Jacey Grigsby 4, Meagan Miller 0, Abby Freewalt 12, Caitlyn Probst 4, Karri Purdy 3, Katie Merriman 2. Totals 13-5-8-49. ELIDA (58) Erica Kiel 0, Brett Pauff 0. Kylie Downton 10, Ashley Lowry 0, Lindsay Hall 0, Cassidy Slusher 3, O’Sha Owens 24, Sabrina Kline 7, Torie McAdams 6, Carly Stetler 6, Ericka Smith 0. Totals 19-4-8-58. Score by Quarters: Spencerville 13 9 8 19 - 49 Elida 12 11 12 12 - 47 Three-point goals: Spencevrille, Mulholland 3, Meyer, Purdy; Elida, Owens 3, Kline. -----

didn’t go unnoticed by Pirate coach Jaaci Carr. Carr brought that run to the attention of her players at halftime. The Pirates took note of their coaches halftime talk, then went out and played a solid third quarter. Continental held the Bulldogs to one point in the third quarter that broke open a close game as the Pirates rolled to a 48-25 PCL win at the Don Huber Memorial Gymnasium. The Pirates are now 1-0 in the league and 2-1 overall, while the Bulldogs are 0-1 in the league and 1-3 overall. The Lady Pirates took the lead for good at 7-6 on a putback by senior forward Leva Weller in the opening quarter. After the two teams traded points early, Continental scored the final nine points of the opening quarter as Weller (4 points) and junior Paige Ordway (5 points) with a 3-pointer combined for all nine points. With both offenses struggling in the second quarter, the Bulldogs scored four straight points on a Sydney McCluer free throw and a 3-point play by Hope Schroeder that had them within 14-10 with 5:14 to play in the half. Continental broke their dry spell a little later when Vanessa Koppenhofer drained a 3-pointer from the right wing. After three missed free throws by the Pirates (they were 1-of-10 in the first half), Koppenhofer split a pair of free throws that had the Pirate lead at 18-10 with three minutes left in the half. Columbus Grove scored the final five points of the half as Renee Karhoff hit a short jumper and Sammi Stechschulte drained a 3-pointer in the final seconds of the second quarter that had the Bulldogs within 18-15 going into the locker room. What the Pirates heard in the locker room set the tone for the third quarter.

“I got a little fired up in the locker room,” Carr said. “I went in and said ‘defense’. Our subs have to come in and play because we had our best defender (Ordway) on the bench and when the subs come in they have to make up for her and we just didn’t do that at the end of the second quarter. We had a lack of communication and we really needed to pick that up in the third quarter.” Extending their zone in the third quarter, the Pirate guards were able to get their hands on several Grove passes. And when they were not coming up with turnovers, they forced the Bulldogs farther out on the court to where they couldn’t get into their offense. “We just kind of fell off the table,” Grove coach Chad Ricker said. “Our young guards made some silly mistakes. Continental extended their zone and we made some poor choices with our passes that took us out of our offensive rhythm. Our shots were rushed as we didn’t take time to get our feet set and we were held to one shot. We, maybe, only had one or two offensive rebounds. We didn’t have a whole lot going for us tonight.” Taylor Williamson got the Pirates rolling in the third quarter with a basket that was followed by a free throw from Koppenhofer before she came up with a steal that she turned into two points that forced Columbus Grove to take a timeout just over two minutes into the quarter. After that, it was nearly two minutes before anyone scored as Sloane Zachrich split two free throws and Williamson followed 30 seconds later hitting 1-of-2 free throws that made the score 25-15. A putback by Weller made it 27-15 and forced the Bulldogs to used another timeout. With under two minutes left in the quarter, back-to-

back baskets by Sara Deken and Ordway extended the Pirate lead. Columbus Grove scored with 18.7 seconds left when McCluer hit the second-of-2 free throws for their lone point of the quarter. A basket by Ordway ended the third-quarter scoring, giving Continental a 33-16 lead going to the fourth quarter. Continental finished off the win with a 15-9 run in the fourth quarter as both teams emptied their benches. While the Pirate defense stepped up its game in the second half, free throws continued to be a problem as Continental went 9-of-28 at the line in the game; theys- were 3-of-8 at the line in the third quarter. Koppenhofer led the Pirates with 13 points, while Weller had 12 points and Williamson had 10 points. Weller finished with a doubledouble as she pulled down 10 rebounds against the taller Bulldogs, five of them offensive. Koppenhofer came up with five steals in the win. McCluer led the Bulldogs with seven points and Stechschulte finished with five. It was a rough night for the Lady Bulldogs in the Pirates’ Cove as Continental’s junior varsity squad rallied for a 45-40 win. Grove hosts Jefferson in an NWC contest Thursday.
Columbus Grove 10-39 3-7 25: Halker 1-0-2; McCluer 2-2-7; Verhoff 0-0-0; Amstutz 0-0-0; A. Schramm 1-0-2; Schroeder 1-1-3; Stechschulte 2-0-5; Schumacher 1-0-2; Karhoff 2-04; Fruchey 0-0-0; D. Schramm 0-0-0. Continental 17-42 9-28 48: Prowant 0-0-0; Fitzwater 0-0-0; Troyer 0-0-0; Scott 0-0-0; Williamson 4-1-10; Koppenhofer 4-2-13; Zacrich 0-1-1; Ordway 4-0-9; Quigley 0-1-1; Baker 0-0-0; Kindlien 0-0-0; Deken 1-0-2; Recker 0-0-0; Weller 4-4-12. Score by Quarters: Columbus Grove 6 9 1 9 - 25 Continental 14 4 15 15 - 48 Three-point goals: Columbus Grove 2-15 (Stechschulte 1, McCluer 1); Continental 5-10 (Ordway 1, Koppenhofer 3, Williamson 1). Rebounds: Columbus Grove 17, Continental 33 (Weller 10, Zachrich 5). Turnovers: Columbus Grove 20, Continental 12. Junior Varsity: Continental 45-40.

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The Associated Press Statistics after 12 games COMP AVG Dalton Sanu TEAM OPPONENTS
RUSHING
PASSING ATT

CINCINNATI TEAM STATS
413 1 414 423
COM

262 1 263 272

63.4 100.0 63.5 64.3

PCT

TD

YARDS GAIN

INT

2980 73 3053 2910

7.22 24 5.8 13 3.1 73.00 1 100.0 0 0.0 7.37 25 6.0 13 3.1 6.88 13 3.1 9 2.1

TD

PCT

INT PCT LONG RATE

59t 73t 73t 71t

91.3 158.3 92.8 85.7

Green-Ellis Peerman Dalton Leonard A.. Green Be. Scott A. Hawkins Sanu B. Gradkowski Huber TEAM OPPONENTS
RECEIVING

ATT YARDS AVG LONG TD

226 31 36 15 4 8 5 5 1 1 332 303

885 244 98 46 38 35 21 15 0 -1 1381 1323

3.9 7.9 2.7 3.1 9.5 4.4 4.2 3.0 0.0 -1.0 4.2 4.4

48 5 48 1 17 3 11 0 20 0 29 0 11 0 7 0 0 0 -1 0 48 9 32t 10 73t 10 55t 5 59t 3 48t 1 13 0 34 4 16 0 44t 1 16 0 25 0 10 0 16 0 1t 1

TEAM OPPONENTS Crocker Newman Clements Mic. Johnson R. Nelson P. Sims TEAM OPPONENTS SACKS Atkins Mic. Johnson C. Dunlap Gilberry R. Geathers Lawson Peko Burfict T. Howard Ad. Jones Maualuga Rey Still TEAM OPPONENTS AVG 41.7 41.7 37.6 AVG 8.9 15.3 12.0 9.0 LONG 45 31 19 8 45 105t

263 3053 11.6 272 2910 10.7 3 2 1 1 1 1 9 13 NO. 9.5 8.0 4.0 4.0 3.0 2.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.5 39.0 27.0 52 17.3 0 0.0 21 21.0 3 3.0 0 0.0 3 3.0 79 8.8 144 11.1

73t 25 71t 13 29 0 21 3 0 3 29 34t 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4

INTERCEPTIONS NO. YARDS AVG LONG TD

A.. Green J. Gresham A. Hawkins Binns Green-Ellis Sanu Peerman Br. Tate Leonard O. Charles R. Whalen Marv. Jones Pressley

NO. YARDS AVG LONG TD

76 1107 14.6 51 593 11.6 39 441 11.3 18 210 11.7 18 91 5.1 16 154 9.6 9 85 9.4 9 135 15.0 8 59 7.4 7 84 12.0 6 47 7.8 5 46 9.2 1 1 1.0

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Washington Wizards can’t beat many teams but they beat the best: LeBron James and the Miami Heat. Perhaps inspired by the courtside presence of Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III, the Wizards doubled their victory total this season with a 105-101 win over the Heat on Tuesday night, despite James’ triple-double of 26 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists. Jordan Crawford led Washington with 22 points, including three free throws in the final 11 seconds, while James missed a potentially tying 3-pointer with 3.9 to go. While the reigning NBA champion Heat’s 6-game win streak ended and they fell to 12-4, the Wizards improved to

2-13. They started the season 0-12 but have won two of their last three. Kevin Seraphin had 16 points and 10 boards to help Washington outrebound Miami 44-43. Dwyane Wade scored 24 for Miami, while Chris Bosh added 20 points and 12 rebounds. Miami made only 8-of-28 attempts on 3-pointers.
THUNDER 117, NETS 111 NEW YORK — Kevin Durant scored 32 points, Russell Westbrook had 25 points and nine assists and Oklahoma City held off Brooklyn for its sixth straight victory. Serge Ibaka added 18 points and Thabo Sefolosha 14 for the Thunder, who revved up the NBA’s No. 1 offense to surpass 100 points in a 10th straight game for the first time in 15 years. The Thunder, who beat the Nets for the seventh straight time, let a 16-point lead shrink to two down the stretch, even as they shot 60.6 percent for the game. Deron Williams scored a seasonhigh 34 points for the Nets, who had their 6-game home winning streak

NBA CAPSULES

Roundup

snapped. ROCKETS 107, LAKERS 105 HOUSTON — Toney Douglas had a season-high 22 points and Greg Smith added a career-best 21 to help Houston beat Los Angeles. The Lakers had a 13-point lead with less than 10 minutes to go but Houston used two big runs, including a 9-2 spurt, to take a 100-99 lead with about 2 1/2 minutes left. Kobe Bryant hit a 3-pointer with 13.3 seconds left to cut the lead to 106105 before fouling Douglas, who made 1-of-2 free throws with 8.8 seconds left. Bryant missed a 3-point attempt before Metta World Peace was off on a putback to give Houston the win. Bryant led the Lakers with 39 points. PACERS 80, BULLS 76 CHICAGO — Paul George scored 34 points and Roy Hibbert added 10 points and 11 rebounds to help Indiana close its road trip at 3-1 with a win over Chicago. The Bulls, who failed to win three straight for the first time this season, were able to keep David West, Indiana’s leading scorer, in check — but George picked up the slack. George scored 10 points in the first quarter, highlighted by a thunderous dunk as George Hill’s 3-point attempt bounced up off the back of the rim. Nate Robinson scored 19 of the 25 points the Bulls got from their reserves. Carlos Boozer notched his seventh double-double in nine games with 14 points

and 10 rebounds for Chicago. GRIZZLIES 108, SUNS 98, OT MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Zach Randolph set season highs with 38 points and 22 rebounds to carry Memphis down the stretch and in overtime in a win over Phoenix. Randolph was 15-of-22 from the field and he dominated in the latter stages of the fourth quarter and early minutes of overtime. He also had three blocks, two in overtime, as Memphis outscored the Suns 14-4 in the extra period, with all the Suns’ points coming at the foul line. Quincy Pondexter had a seasonhigh 16 points for Memphis, while Marc Gasol and Rudy Gay scored 14 apiece. Mike Conley had 11 points and five assists for the Grizzlies. Goran Dragic scored 19 points and Luis Scola added 16 for the Suns. TIMBERWOLVES 105, 76ERS 88 PHILADELPHIA — Josh Howard had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Alexey Shved hit four 3-pointers and scored 17 points to lead Minnesota over Philadelphia. Kevin Love had six points and 10 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who raced to a 23-point lead in the first half. Jose Barea came off the bench and finished with 11 points and 10 assists; three other Minnesota reserves also reached double figures. The Timberwolves made 11 of their first 19 3-point attempts after coming in shooting a woeful 27 percent from long range this season.

GROSS NET PUNTING NO. Huber 55 TEAM 55 OPPONENTS 60 PUNT RETURNS NO. Br. Tate 19 Ad. Jones 18 TEAM 37 OPPONENTS 21 KICKOFF RETURNS NO. Br. Tate 25 Ad. Jones 3 Peerman 2 Pressley 2 TEAM 32 OPPONENTS 43
FUMBLES/RECOVERIES FUM

IN YARDS 2564 2564 2820 FC 6 0 6 9 YARDS 622 64 37 15 738 1113 DEF.
REC.

AVG 46.6 46.6 47.0 YARDS 170 275 445 188 AVG 24.9 21.3 18.5 7.5 23.1 25.9
REC.

20 24 24 15 LONG 32 81t 81t 60 TD 0 0 0 0 0 1

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ROCKFORD - The Parkway Lady Panther and Crestview Lady Knight basketball teams renewed their non-conference rivalry Tuesday evening at Parkway High School. After TOUCHDOWNS LONG several back-and-forth runs, SCORING TOT RUS REC RET XP/XPA FG/FGA FG SAF PTS Nugent 0 0 0 0 35 35 19 23 55 0 92 the Lady Knights used a strong A.. Green 10 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 60 second quarter to take a lead Green-Ellis 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 and pulled away late in the J. Gresham 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 Sanu 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 third for a 56-38 win. Dalton 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 “It was a game of spurts. A. Hawkins 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 Both teams shot well in the first Binns 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 Ad. Jones 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 quarter,” explained Crestview Peerman 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 coach Greg Rickard. “We Pressley 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 were able to play a little bit Br. Tate 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 TEAM 35 9 25 1 35 35 19 23 55 0 302 better defense and get some OPPONENTS 28 10 13 5 27 27 21 23 55 0 260 rebounds in the second quarter... But then in the second FIELD GOALS 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50 + Nugent 2/2 5/5 5/5 6/9 1/2 half, between the second part TEAM 2/2 5/5 5/5 6/9 1/2 of the second (quarter) and the OPPONENTS 1/1 4/4 6/6 8/8 2/4 first part of the third, we would have a good shot but couldn’t throw it in the ocean. They cut In the first Monday Night Football game ever played, the it to six there and we made a Cleveland Browns played the New York Jets. Final score was few shots in a row to get (the 31-21 in favor of the Browns. lead) back up,”

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Lady Knights pull away from Panthers By Brian Bassett

KALIDA (67) Adam Langhals 10, Devin Kortokrax 4, Cody Mathew 19, Joe Gerdeman 5, Austin Horstman 11, Randy Zeller 14, Cole Miller 4. PERRY (37) Emanual Luster 4, Jared Poling 11, Corey Smith 6, DeAngelo Daniel 4, TaeQuan Callahan 5, Raheem Johnson 7. Score by Quarters: Kalida 14 12 23 18 - 67 Perry 10 10 6 11 - 37 Three-point goals: Kalida, Mathew 5, Zeller 4, Langhals 2; Perry, Poling 3, Smith 2. ------

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The Lady Panthers led 15-14 late in the first before Crestview put a run together to lead 17-14 after a quarter of play. The second quarter may have been the difference. Parkway made only 1-of-10 field-goal attempts and split a pair of free throws for three points. Crestview scored 10 points in the same period of time to lead 27-17 at halftime. The Knights had 28 rebounds to Parkway’s 22. Crestview committed 14 turnovers but dished out 14 assists as well. The Lady Panthers only managed five assists. “We’ll make the extra pass and find the open person. If we hit a few more of those shots, we should have had close to 20 assists because we had some good passes and people open - perimeter shots - and just couldn’t get them to fall,” Rickard said. Parkway coach Lynn Hughes was happy with forcing so many Lady Knight miscues, due in part to a 2-3 zone defense, as well as a full-court press which the team went to in the third quarter. The Lady Knights missed their first seven shots of the third quarter and Parkway began to crawl back in the game. A pair of foul shots from junior forward Cami Hellwarth and a layup by junior center Sierra Fent cut the Crestview lead to 27-21 with 4:56 to play in the third. After four Crestview points,

senior forward Kylie Snyder hit a three to bring Parkway within seven late in the third but baskets from sophomore guard Kennis Mercer and freshman center Emily Bauer returned the Knight lead to 11. Crestview led 44-31 after three and didn’t look back. “They’re a nice team,” Rickard explained of the Lady Panthers. “I knew coming in that they put up 63 points on Wayne Trace. That’s a lot of points and that was on the road. We knew they could score. We just wanted to try to slow them down a little bit.” The Lady Knights succeeded, holding Parkway to 14-of-47 (30%) from the field - including 12-of-41 (29%) from 2-point range. Crestview shot 18-of-50 (36%) from the field but managed 15-of-37 (51%) from close range. Bauer continued to lead Crestview, pacing the team with 17 points and 11 rebounds. “With the zone, they were kind of spread out trying to take away the perimeter. So, that kind of left the middle open for her to do a little bit,” added Rickard. The Lady Knight coach was happy with the contributions from his team all the way around: sophomore point guard Mackenzie Riggenbaugh and sophomore forward Lindsey Motycka each had nine points, while senior guard Mariah Henry added eight and sophomore guard Kennis Mercer

tallied seven. Riggenbach had five assists to lead the team. Snyder led Parkway with 15 points, while Fent joined her in double-digits with 10 points. The win improves Crestview to 3-1 on the young season. Parkway falls to 0-3. Crestview visits Ada Thursday.

Jefferson junior high boys start with wins The Jefferson seventh-grade boys basketball team defeated the Lincolnview Lancers 30-15 Tuesday night to open the 2012-13 campaign. Scoring for the Wildcats were: Brenen Auer (14), Tyler Bratton (6), Cioran Shanahan (4), Caleb Lucas (2), Alex Rode (2) and Trey Gossman (2). The eighth-graders made it a sweep by crushing the Lancers 44-12. Scoring for the Wildcats were: Jace Stockwell (20), Drew Reiss (9), Elie Edie (4), Brandon Herron (4), Nick Long (3), Ryan Wittler (2) and Ben Curth (2).

Crestview (2pt, 3pt, FT, Tot) Riggenbach 2-10 1-4 2-2 9, Motycka 2-8 1-2 2-4 9, Hicks 1-4 0-0 2-2 4, Bauer 6-8 0-0 5-7 17, Crowle 0-1 0-3 2-2 2, Henry 2-2 0-2 4-5 8, Mercer 2-3 1-2 0-0 7, Hartman 0-1 0-0 0-0 0. Parkway Hellwarth 1-5 0-0 3-4 5, Heindel 3-4 0-0 0-0 6, Fent 3-12 0-0 2-6 10, Bransteter 0-3 0-0 0-0 0, Samaniego 0-2 0-1 0-0 0, K. Walls 1-3 0-1 0-0 2, Snyder 4-10 2-4 1-2 15, Jutte 0-2 0-0 0-0 0. Score by Quarters: Crestview 17 10 17 14 - 58 Parkway 14 3 14 7 - 38 ----

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Photography studio joins chamber

Heather Marie Photography at 212 N. Main St. in Delphos has joined the Delphos Area Chamber of Commerce. Heather Marie focuses her portraits on family, children, wedding, engagements, maternity, sports, First Communion and more. Participating in the ribbon-cutting are, from left, Chamber Board President Donna Landin, Chamber Executive Director Jennifer Moenter, owner Heather Pohlman and Bill Graves. (Photo submitted)

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Dear Annie: I am per- wrong. The sudden death of plexed as to what to do. I’m her husband could have sent positive that my wife was a her into a tailspin of depresvictim of incest, but I don’t sion, anxiety and confusion. know how to broach the sub- Your sister exploited this, but Mom may have been so ject or how to help her. Her sister manifests simi- grateful that Nina took over lar problems that I’ve heard that she submitted totally and are caused by rape by one’s now fears alienating her in father. But I don’t have any any way. When you visit Mom for hard evidence, only a hunch. What can I do? How do you morning tea, please talk to her about this. Don’t open such a discusmention Nina, sion? — G. which will turn it Dear G.: Signs into a competition of incest do not and force Mom to distinguish bedefend your sister. tween abuse by Simply tell her you one’s father as love her and worry opposed to one’s that she is pushuncle, brother, ing you away. Ask stepparent or other how to improve trusted relative or your relationship friend. Signs can so it doesn’t disininclude flashbacks, nightmares, mem- Annie’s Mailbox tegrate. Dear Annie: ory issues, anxiety disorders, self-mutilation, “Mike’s” letter explaining an inability to form relation- how important interaction is ships, sexual dysfunction, with a terminal cancer patient eating disorders, and drug or made me weep for all the alcohol abuse, among others. times I did nothing. Thank We don’t know what specifi- you so much for printing it. Caregivers of those pacally makes you believe your wife and her sister have been tients should be urged to use victims of incest, but please hospice as soon as the inevicontact RAINN (rainn.org) table is made known. I lost at 1-800-656-HOPE for ad- my husband to cancer 12 ditional information and as- years ago. I thought I should do everything myself for sistance. Dear Annie: I am 55 and as long as I could, but now the oldest of three siblings. We I know that hospice would had a close, happy family until have made it so much easier my father died unexpectedly for him, as well as for me. six years ago. After the fu- Hospice staff know exactly neral, I saw my mother sitting what to do and when to do it. with my sister, “Nina,” and Sorry to say, there were times her insurance agent, having when I did not. — Moving everything changed to Nina’s Forward Now Annie’s Mailbox is written name. It used to be in mine. My mother is of com- by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy pletely sound mind. Since Sugar, longtime editors of the Dad passed, however, she has Ann Landers column. Please allowed Nina to control her email your questions to anlife. My sister handles all of niesmailbox@comcast.net, her finances and won’t dis- or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, cuss them with my brother c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 or me. Although Mom and 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, I used to go places together, CA 90254. she now won’t get in my car for any reason, not even to attend church. Nina’s family has my mother buffaloed into thinking they are the only ones who care about her. My brother and I feel like outcasts. Unlike Nina, we are quite successful and don’t need anything from Mom. I love my mother, Annie, but she pushes me away. This morning, I went to have tea with her, as I do every day, and she was whispering into the phone to Nina with her hand over her mouth so I wouldn’t overhear. I try to remain a good daughter, but my feelings are so hurt. I know Nina would love it if I stopped visiting. Why would a parent choose a favorite like this? — Used To Be Her Daughter Dear Used To Be: While you say your mother is of “sound mind,” you could be

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2012 Many interesting changes could be in the making for you in the year ahead. This new cycle you’ll be entering will be filled with all kinds of exciting possibilities, with both social and material benefits. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23Dec. 21) -- Unless your efforts are organized and efficient, things aren’t likely to work out too well. If you’re impulsive, problems could arise just when you’re about to fulfill an objective. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Keep an open mind, and you’ll find that situations will automatically adjust themselves to your satisfaction. Any feelings of unfairness that linger will be of your own creation. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Be extremely mindful of your behavior if you are involved in an arrangement with a friend that requires an investment from both. Either one of you could feel put upon. PISCES (Feb. 2-March 20) -Endeavors you manage solely will have excellent chances for success. Problems could quickly develop, however, if you have to share your authority with another. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Be sure to treat serious matters with the respect they deserve. Left unattended and unresolved, they are likely to rear their ugly heads and demand you tend to them. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -Heed the warning signs that impel you to wrap up all important projects and to not take a gamble when it comes to choosing a delegate for a vital task. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Although you’re an excellent conceptualizer, you aren’t likely to be equally as competent where execution is concerned. Make a good game plan and follow it to the letter. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -Even though you are quite adroit at managing your material affairs, you may not be too impressive at handling personal relationships. Stick to what you do best whenever you can. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- It is far better to go without than to make a bad deal with strings attached. In order to get what you want or think you need, it would be far better to wait until the timing is right. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -Unless you set a shining example, don’t expect your friends and associates to behave perfectly. On the contrary, they will emulate you. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -Those with whom you are involved aren’t likely to tolerate any heavyhanded tactics. Use measures or procedures that are fair but firm, and be considerate of other people’s feelings. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -When and where your expectations are within feasible perimeters, things should work out reasonably well for you. You’re not apt to get something for nothing, though, so don’t waste time wishing.
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BY BRIDGET MURPHY The Associated Press BOSTON — They say no man is an island, but Michael Richard Smith has been creating his own floating homes in Boston Harbor. The Coast Guard and Boston police are keeping an eye on the unconventional camper who has been tying his canoe to small offshore docks in the city’s inner harbor and pitching his tent to sleep at night. The 49-year-old Maine native said Tuesday he’s been paddling the waters of metro Boston since October with all his possessions aboard a 14-foot, 40-year-old aluminum canoe he patches with duct tape when necessary. Smith detests the term “homeless” and describes himself as just another “fellow citizen.” He said he feels most secure when he sleeps out in the harbor, and lists his biggest worries as the wakes of fast ferries and drunken boaters. “It’s about as safe as I could be,” said Smith, who’s also camped on at least one inner harbor island. “Anybody who would want to hurt me or take my things, they have to have a boat. And boat people stick together.” The Coast Guard spotted Smith a few days ago, and said while the mariner has been moving around, he hasn’t moored anyplace where he’s a threat to security or his own safety. “What it really seems like is he’s trying to figure out whether it’s feasible to live out there,” Coast Guard Lt. Joe Klinker said Tuesday. The Coast Guard official said the agency would take action if Smith entered a security zone, but that he has stuck to recreational areas. “It’s not a major concern for the Coast Guard right now,” Klinker said. “... A lot of people who don’t have a place, live by the water. But on the water is unique.” On Monday night, Smith tied up and slept on a floating dock about 100 yards offshore from the New England Aquarium. Boston Police Department’s Harbor Unit has offered him city services, but he declined, police spokeswoman Cheryl Fiandaca said Tuesday. She said Smith did accept a new life vest with reflectors and a whistle from police. Police told Smith not to operate his canoe at night, because it doesn’t have lights. And while police said they’ll continue to check on his safety, like the Coast Guard, they said Smith doesn’t appear to be breaking any laws. Smith said he spent about a year camping further north in Massachusetts before his sister helped him transport his canoe to Boston’s Seaport District. Once there, he put the vessel he named “Alice Williams” in the water behind the InterContinental Hotel, the same neighborhood where Red Sox baseball team owner John Henry has been known to dock his 164-foot yacht “Iroquois.” The name of Smith’s canoe is a tribute to the family of Roger Williams, the founder of Rhode Island whom the mariner admires for his support of First Amendment freedoms. He used the name of Williams’ mother, because he said women need more recognition.

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Police: Suspect in NYC Officials: Serbia’s NATO ambassador leaps to death SLOBODAN LEKIC knew of no circumstances — priMilinkovic subway push implicates self BYDUSAN STOJANOVICand they or professional — that would have After he was ousted in 2000,ambassador vate was appointed Serbia’s
BY VERENA DOBNIK The Associated Press The Associated Press NEW YORK — Authorities said a suspect has implicated himself in the death of a New York man who was pushed onto the tracks and photographed just before a train struck him — an image that set off an ethical debate after it appeared on the front page of the New York Post. The suspect was taken into custody on Tuesday after investigators recovered security video that showed a man fitting the description of the suspect working with street vendors near Rockefeller Center, said New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne on Tuesday. “The individual we talked to made statements implicating himself in the incident,” Browne said. No charges were immediately announced. Witnesses told investigators they saw the suspect talking to himself Monday afternoon before he approached Ki-Suck Han at the Times Square station, got into an altercation with him and pushed him into the train’s path. Han, 58, of Queens, died shortly after being struck. Police said he tried to climb a few feet to safety but got trapped between the train and the platform’s edge. The Post published a photo on its front page Tuesday of Han with his head turned toward the train, his arms reaching up but unable to climb off the tracks in time. It was shot by freelance photographer R. Umar Abbasi, who was waiting to catch a train as the situation unfolded. Abbasi said in an audio clip on the Post’s website that he used the flash on his camera to try to warn the train driver that someone was on the tracks. He said he wasn’t strong enough to lift Han. “I wanted to help the man, but I couldn’t figure out how to help,” Abbasi said. “It all happened so fast.” Ethical and emotional questions arose Tuesday over the published photograph of the helpless man standing before the oncoming train accompanied by the headline that read in part: “This man is about to die.” The moral issue among professional photojournalists in such situations is “to document or to assist,” said Kenny Irby, an expert in the ethics of visual journalism at the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based nonprofit journalism school. Other media outlets chimed in on the controversy, many questioning why the photograph had been taken and published. “I’m sorry. Somebody’s on the tracks. That’s not going to help,” said Al Roker on NBC’s “Today” show as the photo was displayed. Larry King reached out to followers on Twitter to ask: “Did the (at)nypost go too far?” CNN’s Soledad O’Brien tweeted: “I think it’s terribly disturbing — imagine if that were your father or brother.” The Post declined to share the photo with The Associated Press for distribution. Subway pushes are feared but fairly unusual. Among the more high-profile cases was the January 1999 death of Kendra Webdale, who was shoved to her death by a former mental patient. After that, the Legislature passed Kendra’s Law, which lets mental health authorities supervise patients who live outside institutions to make sure they are taking their medications and aren’t a threat to safety. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday that he believed that “in this case, it appeared to be a psychiatric problem.” The mayor said Han, “if I understand it, tried to break up a fight or something and paid for it with his life.” BRUSSELS — Serbia’s ambassador to NATO was chatting and joking with colleagues in a parking garage at Brussels Airport when he suddenly strolled to a barrier, climbed over and flung himself to the ground below, a diplomat said. By the time his shocked colleagues reached him, Branislav Milinkovic was dead. His motives are a mystery. Three diplomats who knew Milinkovic said he did not appear distraught in the hours leading up to his death Tuesday night. They said he seemed to be going about his regular business, picking up an arriving delegation of six Serbian officials who were due to hold talks with NATO, the alliance that went to war with his country just 13 years ago. A former author and activist opposed to the authoritarian regime of Serbia’s former strongman Slobodan Milosevic, he was a respected diplomat and leading intellectual in his country, officials said. The diplomats, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release details, said prompted him to take his own life. One of the diplomats described the death to The Associated Press, saying she had spoken to a member of the delegation who had witnessed the leap from the 8- to 10-meter-high (26- to 33-foothigh) platform. The diplomats all spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not permitted by foreign service regulations to speak publicly to the press. Speaking in Brussels, Serbia’s Prime Minister Ivica Dacic said that “Belgian police are investigating, but it’s obviously a suicide. It’s hard to figure out the motives or causes.” The death cast a pall on the second day of a meeting of NATO foreign ministers. Officials said they were shocked by the news of the death of a very popular and well-liked ambassador. NATO’s Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said he was “deeply saddened by the tragic death of the Serbian ambassador.” “As Serbian ambassador to NATO he earned the respect and admiration of his fellow ambassadors,” he said. During the 1990s, Milinkovic was active in the opposition to Milosevic.

Smith said he’s spent years trying to advocate for better public schools, and has passed on a newsletter he’s written on the topic to politicians, including Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. The canoe owner said he thinks about public policy as he’s paddling through the harbor and that living on the water has taught him balance, patience and fortitude. Smith is a wiry, mustachioed man with long brown hair who tucks a silk pink rose into the brim of his explorer hat. He dresses in layers to stay warm, but also doesn’t seem to mind that colder weather will be coming as winter arrives. Smith plans to sleep out in Boston Harbor all winter and prefers to concentrate on the beauty of his surroundings rather than the bareness of his accommodations. Before sunup Tuesday, Smith saw a shooting star skitter across the New England sky and said later he made a wish meant for all people, no matter where they bunk at night. “I wished self-esteem for all of us,” he said.

Employers: LA port workers Abbas says new Israeli to return Wednesday settlements ‘red line’
BY JOHN ROGERS The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Negotiators reached an agreement late Tuesday to end an eight-day strike that crippled the nation’s largest port complex and prevented shippers from delivering billions of dollars in cargo to warehouses and distribution centers across the country. “I’m really pleased to tell all of you that my 10,000 longshore workers in the ports of LA and Long Beach are going to start moving cargo on these ships,” said Ray Familathe, vice president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. “We’re going to get cargo moved throughout the supply chain and the country and get everybody those that they’re looking for in those stores.” Striking clerical workers and the longshoremen who refused to cross their picket lines will be back on the job this morning, said Stephen Berry of the Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbor Employers Association. The deal to end the strike was announced by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who emerged from the talks just a few hours after he had escorted in the federal mediators who had just arrived from Washington. “I think it’s appropriate to say ‘mission accomplished,”’ Villaraigosa said. Days of negotiations that included all-night bargaining sessions suddenly went from a stalemate to big leaps of progress by Tuesday. Villaraigosa said the sides were already prepared to take a vote when the mediators arrived. The federal mediators said they had little to do with the solution. “In the final analysis, it worked. The parties reached their own agreement, said George Cohen, director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. “There is no question in my mind that collective bargaining is the best example of industrial democracy in action.” The strike began Nov. 27 when about 400 members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union’s local clerical workers unit walked off their jobs. The clerks had been working without a contract for more than two years. The walkout quickly closed 10 of the ports’ 14 terminals when some 10,000 dockworkers, members of the clerks’ sister union, refused to cross picket lines. At issue during the lengthy negotiations was the union’s contention that terminal operators wanted to outsource future clerical jobs out of state and overseas — an allegation the shippers denied. Shippers said they wanted the flexibility not to fill jobs that were no longer needed as clerks quit or retired. They said they promised the current clerks lifetime employment. During the strike, both sides said salaries, vacation, pensions and other benefits were not a major issue. The clerks, who make an average base salary of $87,000 a year, have some of the best-paying blue-collar jobs in the nation. When vacation, pension and other benefits are factored in, the employers said, their annual compensation package reached $165,000 a year. “We know we’re blessed,” one of the strikers, Trinnie Thompson, said during the walkout. “We’re very thankful for our jobs. We just want to keep them.” Union leaders said if future jobs were not kept at the ports, the result would be another section of the U.S. economy taking a serious economic hit so that huge corporations could increase their profit margins by exploiting people in other states and countries who would be forced to work for less. Combined, the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports handle about 44 percent of all cargo that arrives in the U.S. by sea. About $1 billion a day in merchandise, including cars from Japan and computers from China, flow past its docks. Shuttering 10 of the ports’ 14 terminals kept about $760 million a day in cargo from being delivered, according to port officials. The cargo stacked up on the docks and in adjacent rail yards or, in many cases, remained on arriving ships. Some of those ships were diverted to other ports along the West Coast. “We’re delighted that the terminals will be operating again, that the cargo will be flowing,” said Berry. The clerks handle such tasks as filing invoices and billing notices, arranging dock visits by customs inspectors, and ensuring that cargo moves off the dock quickly and gets where it’s supposed to go.

to the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe, or OSCE, in Vienna. He was transferred to NATO as Serbia’s special representative in 2004. Serbia is not a member of the military alliance, but Milinkovic was named ambassador after Belgrade joined NATO’s Partnership for Peace program, which groups neutral states. The move to join the NATO program had angered Serbian nationalists who are now in power. They have pledged the nation will never join because of the alliance’s 1999 bombing campaign, during which it forced Milosevic’s forces to withdraw from Serbia’s southern province of Kosovo. Milosevic was widely blamed for instigating the Balkan wars that followed the breakup of Yugoslavia, conflicts that claimed more than 100,000 lives and left millions homeless. Milinkovic worked to foster close ties with other ambassadors from the former Yugoslavia, recently organizing a dinner for a Croat colleague who was transferred to Moscow. Milinkovic is survived by his wife and 17-year-old son.

NASA to launch Curiosity-like rover

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If you thought NASA’s latest Mars landing was a nail-biter, get ready for a sequel. The space agency on Tuesday announced plans to launch another mega-rover to the red planet in 2020 that will be modeled after the wildly popular Curiosity. To keep costs down, engineers will borrow Curiosity’s blueprints, recycle spare parts where possible and use proven technology including the novel landing gear that delivered the car-size rover inside an ancient crater in August. The announcement comes as NASA reboots its Mars exploration program during tough fiscal times. “The action right now is on the surface, and that’s where we want to be,” said NASA sciences chief John Grunsfeld. Like Curiosity, the mission will be led by the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. But many other details still need to be worked out, including where the rover will land and the types of tools it will carry to the surface. While the science goals remain fuzzy, Grunsfeld said the rover at the very least should kickstart a campaign to return Martian soil and rocks to Earth — a goal trumpeted by many scientists as key to searching for evidence of past life. Curiosity doesn’t have that capability. In the coming months, a team of experts will debate whether the new rover should have the ability to drill into rocks and store pieces for a future pickup — either by another spacecraft or humans. NASA is under orders by the White House to send astronauts to circle Mars in the 2030s followed by a landing. Despite Curiosity’s daring touchdown, its road to the launch pad was bumpy. At $2.5 billion, the project ran over schedule and over budget. Jim Green, head of NASA’s planetary science division, said the engineering hurdles have been fixed and he expected the new rover to cost less than Curiosity. One independent estimate put the mission at $1.5 billion, though NASA is working on its own figure. “It’s hard not to feel a little Mars-envy,” Mike Brown, an astronomer at the California Institute of Technology who focuses on the outer solar system, said in an email. Brown added that he understood NASA’s decision given the pressure to fly humans to Earth’s neighbor. A Curiosity redux makes sense, said American University space policy expert Howard McCurdy. “Let’s hope that it can take advantage of economies of scale, in which case it would cost less than the Curiosity mission,” he said. “That sort of approach would extend our exploration capability while freeing funds for other expeditions.” Mars is bracing for a flurry of activity over the next several years. Next year, NASA plans to launch an orbiter to study the atmosphere.

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — An Israeli-Palestinian showdown over plans for new Jewish settlements around Jerusalem escalated today. Israel pushed the most contentious of the projects further along in the planning pipeline, and the Palestinian president said he would seek U.N. Security Council help to block the construction. Israel is moving ahead despite mounting international condemnation of its settlement plans, some of them activated last week in retaliation for the U.N. General Assembly’s acceptance of a state of Palestine as a non-member observer. Israel has built dozens of settlements for half a million Israelis since its 1967 capture of the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem — the lands the U.N. now says make up the state of Palestine. The spread and growth of settlements has made an eventual partition, the internationally backed solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, increasingly difficult. The Palestinians are particularly concerned about plans for more than 7,500 apartments and hundreds of hotel rooms in two future settlements, known as E-1 and Givat Hamatos, on the eastern and southern edges of Jerusalem. Critics say the settlements would cut off traditionally Arab east Jerusalem from its West Bank hinterland and destroy hopes for a viable Palestinian state alongside Israel, with Jerusalem as a shared capital. Israel had frozen E-1 plans under pressure from successive U.S. administrations, but it revived them last week after U.N. recognition of Palestine. Actual construction would be years away. Today, an Israeli planning committee in the West Bank decided to “deposit” a plan for 3,400 homes there, meaning the project is moving one step further in the approval pipeline, although the final go-ahead for construction has not been given. Givat Hamatos, where some 4,000 apartments are planned, is also moving forward. A district planning committee is set to discuss the next approval step in mid-December. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said today he is determined to block the settlement building near Jerusalem with all legal and diplomatic means. “The settlement plans that Israel announced, especially E-1, are a red line,” Abbas told reporters, adding that “this must not happen.”

Answers to Monday’s questions: The late Swedish crime writer Stieg Larsson, in 2010, was the first author to hit one million in Kindle e-book sales with his three bestsellers: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest. 19th-century painter French realist Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot is believed to be the most faked artist in history. He contributed to the problem by letting poor artists who imitated his style sign his name to improve their sales. Today’s questions: How does legendary singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder endorse his contracts? In Internet shorthand, what is the meaning of ^5? Answers in Thursday’s Herald. Today’s joke: The judge frowned at the tired robber and said, “then you admit breaking into the same store on three successive nights?” “Yes, your honor.” “And why was that?” “Because my wife wanted a dress.” The judge checked with his records, “But it says here you broke in three nights in a row!” “Yes sir. She made me exchange it two times.”

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