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Early Childhood Screenings offered
Developmental screenings for children birth to age 5 will be offered to residents of Van Wert County on Feb. 1. All children birth to age 3 are invited to attend, in addition to preschool students ages 3-5 who reside in the following school districts: Crestview, Delphos, Lincolnview, Parkway, Spencerville and Wayne Trace. The screenings will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Thomas Edison Early Childhood Center. Appointments can be made by calling 419-238-1514. ext. 221, between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Children will be assessed in the areas of height, weight, vision, hearing, language, cognition, gross and fine motor, self-help, and social-emotional skills. After the screening, the results will be shared with the parent or caregiver. For more information call 419-238-1514, ext. 221.

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BY NANCY SPENCER nspencer@delphosherald.com

Cass St. residents to see water improvement
Winhover was at Monday’s meeting. “I am so glad this is going to be resolved,” she said. “I have been coming to meeting for four years. I have had to have my line flushed out every two weeks and a special filter system put in with filters I have to replace every month. It will be nice to just have water and not have to worry about it.” Berquist said Poggemeyer Design Group has already been contacted for engineering on the project and he hopes it will be completed within the month. Council rehired Clerk Marsha Mueller and Deputy Clerk Sherryl George. Council committee chairs stayed the same with Joseph Martz chairing the Finance Committee; Kevin Osting, the Legislation Committee; Josh Gillespie, the Safety Service Committee; Rick Hanser, the City Utilities Committee; Jim Fortener, the Thoroughfares Committee; Mark Clement, the Public Properties and Parks committees; and Jim Knebel, the Economic Development Committee. Councilman Third Ward Knebel announced he would not be seeking reelection for his position. Council thanked him for his years of service. Councilman First Ward Hanser announced at the final December meeting he would not be seeking reelection as well. Auditor Tom Jettinghoff submitted reports on the Water and Sewer funds. The Water Fund begins this year with a balance of $258,569 with projected expenses in 2013 of $1,021,724, revenues of $2,237,525 and new debt of $1,309,950 for an estimated balance of $99,249 at the end of the 2013. Projects for 2013 include replacing high service pumps at $40,000 and the Cass Street water loop at $53,000. The Sewer Fund begins with a balance of $1,224,514 with projected expenses of $1,898, 139, old debt of $396,705, new debt of $1,824,272 and revenues of $3,639,869 for an estimated balance of $801,552 at the end of 2013. Projects

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Delphos, Ohio for 2013 include replacing $500,000 in membranes at the Wastewater Treatment plant. City Law Director Clayton Osting gave his year-end report noting there were no active litigations in 2012 and one potential piece of litigation for 2013. Berquist also requested council pass legislation retaining Glen Lause as city solicitor to be used when Law Director Osting has a conflict of interest with possible city issues. Mayor Michael Gallmeier gave his annual State of the City Address. Read it in its entirety on page 3. The next meeting has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 22.

DELPHOS — Residents on South Cass Street will soon get relief from poor water quality. Delphos Safety Service Director Greg Berquist announced at Monday’s meeting Bunge North America East will allow the city to install a water line loop along the railroad tracks adjacent to Bunge. Residents have been attending city council meetings on a regular basis hoping to get the matter resolved. They have been experiencing discolored water which affects laundry and drinkability. Cass Street resident Mary

Annual ping pong tourney set Jan. 19

The Dave Kemper Memorial Ping Pong Tournament will held on Jan. 19 at the Delphos Eagles Lodge. Registration is at 11 a.m. with play at noon. Raffles will also be offered. Proceeds will benefit The Wounded Warrior Project. For more information, contact Donald McDougall at 419-234-3034 or 823 Metbliss Ave., Delphos.

TODAY Wrestling: Columbus Grove at Riverdale, 6 p.m. THURSDAY Girls Basketball (6 p.m.): St. John’s at Minster (MAC); Jefferson at LCC (NWC); Miller City at Fort Jennings; Continental at Ottoville (PCL); Bluffton at Spencerville (NWC); Crestview at Lincolnview (NWC); Elida at Van Wert (WBL); Columbus Grove at Paulding (NWC). Wrestling (6 p.m.): WBL Quad at Elida; Van Wert at Wapakoneta Super-tri. Co-Ed Swimming and Diving; Van Wert at OttawaGlandorf tri, 7 p.m. FRIDAY Boys Basketball (6 p.m.): LCC at Jefferson (NWC); Kalida at Fort Jennings (PCL); Spencerville at Bluffton (NWC); Lincolnview at Crestview (NWC); Van Wert at Elida (WBL); Columbus Grove at Paulding (NWC); Minster at St. John’s (MAC), 6:30 p.m. Mostly sunny Thursday morning then cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain in the afternoon and a 90 percent chance of rain and isolated thunderstorms after midnight. Highs in the lower 40s. Lows in the upper 30s. See page 2.

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Kelly Rist, the new director of the Delphos Public Library, has been settling in since her first day on Jan. 2. (Delphos Herald/Stacy Taff)

Rist takes lead position at Delphos Public Library
BY STACY TAFF staff@delphosherald.com

New walk bridge installed at Waterworks Park

The Delphos Stadium Club took delivery of a rated 5-ton walk bridge at Waterworks Park on Tuesday. Volunteers from the club and S&J Crane Service of Venedocia assisted with the installation of the new bridge. The old one was also removed. The club will also work with the Senior Citizen Board and the City Parks Department to design a walkway system connecting with the Senior Citizens’ Center to make the park more accessible to seniors. The plans will also include the addition of benches and landscaping in the park. Above: Volunteers guide the new bridge to its home on new concrete supports. Below: Workers bolt the bridge in place. (Delphos Herald/Nancy Spencer)

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Putnam County commissioners see silver lining in 2013 budget
BY STEPHANIE GROVES sgroves@delphosherald.com OTTAWA — Putnam County Commissioner Vince Schroeder is quite optimistic about the county’s fiscal shape. As a matter of fact, due to sound monetary management, there have been conversations hinting at lowering taxes in the future. In recent years, county employees took a 15-percent pay cut and sales tax revenues were appended by the .025 percent (25 cents per $100) tax increase, which runs out this year. “A leaner budget and increased sales tax led to successfully paying off our long-term debt,” Schroeder proudly explained. “We’ll see if we need to renew that tax on sales.“ The county’s credit rating, or municipal bond rating, has met the criteria to achieve an AA level, which means the county demonstrates a very strong creditworthiness relative to other U.S. municipal or tax-exempt issuers or issues, and Schroeder fully expects to accomplish a higher rating in the next two years. In addition, the county is in the process of establishing a Rainy Day Fund to cover expenses that would be incurred to buy a letter of credit, which costs $1.7 million and would serve as a form of payment for the EPA if any issues arise with the county’s landfill. The total budget for Putnam County is $9.1 million and 60 percent of that is allocated for the Public Safety Fund, which includes the Sheriff’s Office, the Office of Public Safety, Job

DELPHOS — After the retirement of Director Nancy Mericle, the Delphos Public Library welcomed a new director, Kelly Rist, who was formerly the assistant director for the Brumback Library in Van Wert. “I started at Brumback in 1985 as a page, so I was there for 27 years. I started part time, then moved to full time and eventually became a reference librarian and then assistant director,” Rist said. “I saw in the paper that the Delphos library was looking for a new director. I saw it as an opportunity to advance to a director position, so I applied.” Rist and her husband, John, live in Middle Point, which conveniently leaves the distance she drives to work unchanged. “It’s funny, actually, because I went from driving 7.5 miles to Van Wert to driving 7.5 miles to Delphos,” she said. Since she was first hired at Brumback, Rist has received a college degree in Secondary Science and is currently pursuing her master’s in Library Science at Kent State University.

Rist officially started at the Delphos library on Jan. 2 and is still in the process of settling in. “The biggest change for me has been the staff coming to me to make decisions. When you’re an assistant director, they don’t ask you for definitive decisions. As a director, you’re ultimately responsible for everything,” she said. “I’m still settling in here, so I haven’t had much time to make plans for anything. One big change we have coming up is the library will be joining the SEO Consortium, which means we’ll have access to materials from 80-plus libraries.” Rist says the thing she loves most about working in a library is the opportunity to interact with the people. “My favorite is meeting the public. I enjoy getting to know them and their needs. I like to make the library a welcoming place and a wellutilized place. I believe it is,” she said. “I really like it here. The staff have been very nice and helpful and they’re willing to go out of their way to help you. The community is really friendly, they’ve made me feel very welcome.” Rist and her husband have one son, Cole, and one daughter, Alicia.

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and Family Services and the County Engineer, in charge of road maintenance. The county does pay for Public Defenders, which is difficult to budget for, and is reimbursed 30 percent of that cost from the state. Although there has been a 50-percent reduction in local government funds between $200,000-$300,000 and a decrease in interest payments from over $1 million a few years ago to $150,000, this year, the county is poised to accrue $300,000 from state casino funds to help balance the bottom line.

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US sees Iran behind hostage photos of ex-FBI agent
By ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Two years after a hostage video and photographs of retired FBI agent Robert Levinson raised the possibility that the missing American was being held by terrorists, U.S. officials now see the government of Iran behind the images, intelligence officials told The Associated Press. Levinson, a private investigator, disappeared in 2007 on the Iranian island of Kish. The Iranian government has repeatedly denied knowing anything about his disappearance, and the disturbing video and photos that Levinson’s family received in late 2010 and early 2011 seemed to give credence to the idea. The extraordinary photos — showing Levinson’s hair wild and gray, his beard long and unkempt — are being seen for the first time publicly after the family provided copies to the AP. The video has been previously released. In response to Iran’s repeated denials, and amid secret conversations with Iran’s government, Secretary BY ALBERT AJI and SUZAN FRASER The Associated Press of State Hillary Clinton said in a statement in March 2011 that Levinson was being held somewhere in South Asia. The implication was that Levinson might be in the hands of terrorist group or criminal organization somewhere in Pakistan or Afghanistan. The statement was a goodwill gesture to Iran, one that the U.S. hoped would prod Tehran to help bring him home. But nothing happened. Two years later, with the investigation stalled, the consensus now among some U.S. officials involved in the case is that despite years of denials, Iran’s intelligence service was almost certainly behind the 54-second video and five photographs of Levinson that were emailed anonymously to his family. The tradecraft used to send those items was too good, indicating professional spies were behind them, the officials said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to talk publicly. While everything dealing with Iran is murky, their conclusion is based on the U.S. government’s best intelligence analysis. The photos, for example, portray Levinson in an orange

For The Record
Charles D. “Chuck” Moeller

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Syrian rebels free 48 Iranians in prisoner swap
DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian rebels today freed 48 Iranians held captive since August after President Bashar Assad’s regime promised to release hundreds of detainees in the first major prisoner swap of the country’s civil war, officials said. The exchange came just days after Assad vowed to press ahead with the fight against rebels despite international pressure to end the bloodshed that has left more than 60,000 people dead. Iran is one of Assad’s main backers and the Iranians, who were seized outside Damascus in August, were a major bargaining chip for factions trying to bring down his regime. Rebels claimed the captives were linked to Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard, but Tehran has denied that, saying the men were pilgrims visiting Shiite religious sites in Syria. Mohammad Riza Shibani, COLUMBUS (AP) — The state says Ohio schools are getting nearly $38 million in the first chunk of casino-tax revenue. This is the first distribution to schools since casinos opened last year. The money is distrib-

jumpsuit like those worn by detainees at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay. The family received them via email in April 2011. In each photo, he held a sign bearing a different message. “I am here in Guantanamo,” one said. “Do you know where it is?” Another read: “This is the result of 30 years serving for USA.” Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has personally and repeatedly criticized the U.S. over its detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. U.S. operatives in Afghanistan managed to trace the cellphone used to send the photographs, officials said. But the owner had nothing to do with the photos, and the trail went cold. It was that way, too, with the hostage video the family received. It was sent from a cyber cafe in Pakistan in November 2010. The video depicted a haggard Levinson, who said he was being held by a “group.” In the background, Pashtun wedding music can be heard. The Pashtun people live primarily in Pakistan and Afghanistan, just across Iran’s eastern border.

Charles D. “Chuck” Moeller, 85, of Spencerville, died at 5:25 a.m. Tuesday at St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was founder and president of Ohio Decorative Products and Flexible Foam Products in Spencerville. Arrangements are incomplete at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville, where friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at Shawnee Alliance Church, with visitation starting at noon.

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Thomas J. Erhart
July 22, 1926 Jan. 6, 2013 Thomas J. Erhart, 86, of Kalida died at 10:45 p.m. on Sunday at The Meadows of Kalida. He was born July 22, 1926, in Kalida to Charles and Eleanor (Brinkman) Erhart, who preceded him in death. On April 19, 1950, he married Rose Mary Catherine Fortman, who died July 5, 2005. Survivors include two sons, Dennis (Laura) Erhart of Indianapolis, Ind., and Robert (Janet) Erhart of Kettering; two daughters, Sharon (John) Stechschulte of Kalida and Joann Horstman of Ottoville; eight grandchildren, Craig (Teresa) Stechschulte, Carol (Matt) Jahn, Kevin (Wendy) Stechschulte, Bob (Fiancee Jaimie McIntyre) Horstman, Charlie Erhart, Anne Erhart, Susan Erhart and Nicholas (Casey) Erhart; a stepgranddaughter, Gretchen (Jonathan) Stemerick; five great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Theresa Erhart and Norma Erhart; and a brother-in-law, Orville Ellerbrock. He was also preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Kim Erhart; three brothers, Norbert J., Paul J. and Bernard J. Erhart; and a sister, Mary Ann Ellerbrock. Mr. Erhart was owner of Erhart-Stechschulte Insurance Agency, Kalida where he was an insurance agent and was a general agent for Columbus Mutual Life. He graduated in 1950 from the University of Dayton in Business and Economics. He was a World War II Navy veteran; and a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Kalida; Lima Deanery Serra Club; St. Rita’s Medical Center Developmental Committee; Kalida Fish and Game; Kalida K of C, where he was a 4th Degree Knight; and Kalida School Board for 8 years. He was past president of Putnam County School Board of Education, serving for 26 years; past president of St. Michael’s Holy Name; past Chairman of Union Bank; and on the board of Putnam County Council on Aging. He was a charter member of Kalida Lions Club, charter member of Country Acres Golf Club in Kalida and life member of Ottawa VFW Post 9142 and Ottawa American Legion Post 63. He was instrumental in getting a doctor’s office in Kalida. Mass of Christian Burial will begin 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Kalida, the Rev. Mark Hoying officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery, with military rites by Ottawa VFW and Ottawa American Legion. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and 2-8 p.m. Thursday at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township. Memorial contributions may be made to Diocese of Toledo Office of Vocations or Wounded Warriors. Condolences may be expressed at www.lovefuneralhome.com.

Ohio man arrested for barking at police dog

“This is the largest prisoner exchange to date. We are pleased that people from all sides who were held and victimized have finally been freed.”
Umit Sonmez of the Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief the Iranian ambassador in Damascus, confirmed that the 48 prisoners have been released and were on their way to the Sheraton hotel in the Syrian capital. Shibani spoke to reporters while waiting with a group of Iranian clerics for their arrival. He did not provide any other details of the deal or say when the release occurred. The Syrian government, which rarely gives details on security related matters, had no official comment and it

Ohio schools get nearly $38M from casinos
uted on a per-pupil basis twice per year to more than 1,000 school districts and charter schools across Ohio. It works out to $20.93 for each of the roughly 1.8 million students. The breakdown was announced Tuesday by the

was not clear what prompted the exchange. The rebels had threatened to kill the captives unless the Syrian regime halted military operations against the opposition. A spokesman for a Turkish Islamic aid group that helped coordinate the release said the regime had agreed to release 2,130 people in exchange for the Iranians, who were released today. The aid group said four Turks were among those to be freed. Speaking in Istanbul, Umit Sonmez of the Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief said the 48 Iranians were handed over to aid workers soon after the Syrian regime let a group go. Sonmez said the Syrian prisoners included “ordinary people or friends or relatives of the rebels.” “This is the largest prisoner exchange to date,” Sonmez said. “We are pleased that people from all sides who were held and victimized have finally been freed.” Ohio Department of Taxation. Schools receive 34 percent of the revenue, with 51 percent going to county government. The money comes from taxes levied on the three operating casinos in the state, in Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo. The fourth casino, in Cincinnati, will open in March.

KETTERING (AP) — A 22-year-old Ohio man was arrested after authorities say he barked at a police dog during a traffic stop. Dayton Daily News reports that Cameron Dunn was being detained in the back seat of a cruiser in Washington Township Monday when a police dog and handler were called to check the car for drugs. A report says Dunn began barking at the dog and hitting the window of the cruiser. He’s now facing a misdemeanor charge of assaulting or harassing a police dog. Officers found marijuana seeds on the floor of the car. He’s scheduled to appear in municipal court next week. Jail records did not list Dunn, and a working phone number for him couldn’t be found.

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A boy, Joseph Richard, was born Dec. 20 at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital to Craig and Ginger Menke of Fort Jennings. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. He was welcomed home by siblings Anna, 5, and Luke, 3. Grandparents are Dale and Shirley Rothe of St. Marys and Gene and Lorri Menke of Fort Jennings. Great-grandparents are Donald Rothe, Mary Lou Menke and Frank and Jeanette Fischer.

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High temperature Tuesday in Delphos was 39 degrees, low was 23. High a year ago today was 43, low was 28. Record high for today is 59, set in 1939. Record low is -7, set in 1962. WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county The Associated Press

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It is my honor and privilege as Mayor of the City of Delphos to give the 2013 State of the City address. This is required by Ohio Revised Code 733.41 and is given at the first council meeting of the new year. Once again the economic problems persist for all communities in Ohio with funding cuts to local government funds, estate taxes being done away with and property values falling. The cities have had to find ways to continue services with less money. The City of Delphos and its employees continue to give the best service possible to our citizens. The police department and the fire and rescue department were busy again this past year. Both departments provided excellent service under extreme circumstances when we had the derico storm go through Delphos on June 29. Both departments were also involved with the first Bunge Safety Day at Stadium Park. Bunge takes safety very seriously and wants to teach Ag safety to the elementary students of Delphos. Through November, the police department employees have made 6,914 separate calls for service, took 751 written reports, made 531 arrests and handled 115 car accidents. Some of those numbers are down from last year because of the aggressive drug enforcement that Delphos and the West Central Ohio Task Force did to put the offenders in jail. The police are working with the schools to implement the three-phases of the Alice Training (Active Shooter Training). They also are providing the DNA identification kits for all kindergarten students and gave anti-drug presentations to an estimated 200 elementary students. A special thanks to all who have made donation to the department. The department received approximately $18,070 in donations and grants to help cover those expenses. Members of the Delphos Fire and Rescue Department made close to 1,300 calls for service in Delphos and parts of Marion and Washington townships. EMS rescue accounted for 83 percent of those calls. Three part-paid (volunteer) firemen retired in 2012. Together they had 97 years of experience. The

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department also hosted the 2012 NOVFA (Northwest Ohio Volunteer Firefighters Association) Convention in June. The Parks and Recreation Department continued to provide Delphos with great recreation programs and beautiful parks. The pool, which operated from May 26 through Aug. 22, had an attendance of 19,500. The football stadium hosted 53 games and received new fencing and gates on the east end. Other improvements to the parks include more sidewalks poured, repainting the pool slide and renovation of the pool walls and liner. A special thanks to the Arnold C. Dienstberger Foundation, the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary and the many other donations we received to help defray the cost of the pool walls. Without those donations, the pool may not have been in operation. Garfield Park received a complete makeover and a Frisbee golf course was added at Leisure Park. These improvements were made possible by donations and many volunteer hours. Thank you to all who made this possible. Delphos continues to have the best and safest drinking water in the area. The city manufactured over 333,000,000 gallons in 2012. The department has reactivated the carbon in the second carbon tank in 2012. Divers cleaned and inspected the two 64,000 gallon CO2 basins. The distribution system has been extended by another 2,645 feet. The Wastewater Department applied and received its new NPDES permit. It allows the city 59 months to use its existing discharge limits and optimize plant equipment for more astringent limits on the next permit cycle. The Seventh Street lift station was rebuilt. This station handles most of the east side of Delphos. Collections employees responded to 33 sewer calls, jetted 8,304 feet of sewer, and videoed 4,029 feet of sewer and repaired 41 catch basins. The Maintenance Department continues to take care of our streets, alleys and traffic signals along with the repair and maintenance of the water and sewer systems. The department assisted with 11 sewer repairs, 2 main line water breaks, 7 ser-

STATE/LOCAL Strickland won’t challenge Kasich in ’14
By JULIE CARR SMYTH The Associated Press COLUMBUS — Democrat Ted Strickland announced Tuesday he will not run again for governor in 2014, removing a key competitor to incumbent Republican John Kasich from the field. The departure of Strickland, 70, from the race leaves a field of potential Democratic challengers to Kasich that includes Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald, former congresswoman Betty Sutton, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan and national consumer watchdog Richard Cordray, a former Ohio attorney general. FitzGerald, a former FBI agent and Lakewood mayor, was elected in 2010 to lead a new county executive-council government in Ohio’s most populous county to replace a scandal-plagued commissioner form. He told The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer he’s set no date for a decision but Strickland’s move “kind of accelerates things.” Ryan is a six-term congressman from the Youngstown area first elected to Congress in 2002. He issued a statement Tuesday saying he’ll make his decision “in the near future.” Sutton is in the job market after losing her re-election bid last year to another incumbent after her district was eliminated in redistricting. She previously served three terms. “There’s a pretty deep bench of Democrats out there,” said Brian Rothenberg, who directs ProgressOhio, a liberal policy group. “So this really will be an election about John Kasich and whether he can control the extremists in his party, and whether he can control himself, given his penchant of gaffes.” Kasich has hinted he’ll run again, but has made no formal announcement. “When the time comes, the governor will be very

vice lines repaired and 11 new water taps. The maintenance department responded to 462 OUPS calls to mark digging locations. Being that 2012 was a mild winter, the maintenance department employees only plowed twice and salted and put brine down eight times. Weather permitting, they patched streets and alleys using 5,746 gallons of tar and 394 tons of stone. Employees also graded street fronts and alleys using another 168 tons of stone. The city contracted with Allen County to tar and chip some streets and paint lines on many of our streets. One of the biggest jobs was the cleanup after the storm on June 29. It took weeks and the city ended up with a parking lot full of debris. We contracted with Siefker Sawmill for their large chipper and the maintenance department had a skidloader, two backhoes and two dump trucks working for two solid days to clean it up. The storm of June 29 cost the city approximately $194,000 in labor, equipment rental for clean up, fuel for generators for five days of operation, damages to structures, etc. The city will receive approximately $21,000 from the insurance carrier and approximately $53,000 in reimbursement from FEMA. The city received $162,000 in grant money from the Ohio Public Works Commission in 2012 for the Elida Avenue Widening and Resurfacing Project. The city received another $54,000 in ARRA moneys which allowed the city to increase its solar panel capacity. The staff at the city building continues to lend their administrative support to make Delphos succeed. They handle many citizen concerns and pass them along to the appropriate departments. City council introduced 47 pieces of legislation and passed a temporary 2013 budget estimated at over $17,000,000. I would like to thank everyone for their hard work and dedication to the City of Delphos. We look forward to serving the citizens in 2013. Respectfully submitted, Michael H. Gallmeier

“In many ways, this has been a very difficult decision. I look back fondly on my time as Ohio’s 68th governor — and am proud of my administration’s efforts to guide our state through the greatest national economic crisis since the Great Depression.”
— Ted Strickland, former Governor comfortable holding up his record of how Ohio has gotten back on track and has begun to thrive again in the past two years,” said spokesman Rob Nichols. “There’s a lot of work still to do, however, and getting Ohio moving again will continue to be his focus.” Citing education, infrastructure and affordable health care as among priorities he fought for, Strickland said in a statement Tuesday that he stands by his record of success as governor and will not seek the office again. “My administration stood and spoke for the causes that count,” he said, commending members of his former administration as he stepped aside. Kasich, a former investment banker and congressman, unseated Strickland as

he sought a second term in 2010. It was among the most expensive governor’s races in Ohio history, with combined spending approaching $34 million. During the 2010 campaign, both Strickland and Kasich told voters that their approach could best fix the state’s ailing economy. The once-proud manufacturing state had lost some 400,000 jobs between 2007 and 2010, and unemployment stood at 10 percent. Since Kasich’s taken office, a projected state budget gap of as much as $8 billion has been closed and unemployment has fallen steadily to below 7 percent. Though Democrats attribute much of that rebound to the policies of President Barack Obama, including the bailout of the auto industry vital to the state, it was widely expected that Kasich could use the economic rebound in any campaign against Strickland. Strickland noted the economic backdrop in Tuesday’s statement. “In many ways, this has been a very difficult decision,” he said. “I look back fondly on my time as Ohio’s 68th governor — and am proud of my administration’s efforts to guide our state through the greatest national economic crisis since the Great Depression.” Tying the once-popular Strickland to the Obama administration in 2010 was among Kasich’s winning strategies. Kasich won the race 49 to 47 percent.

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“Defeat doesn’t finish a man, quit does. A man is not finished when he’s defeated. He’s finished when he quits.” — President Richard Nixon (1913-1994)

Biden to meet with gun safety, victims groups
By JULIE PACE The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Seeking to spur fresh action on gun legislation, Vice President Joe Biden is meeting at the White House with victims groups and gun-safety organizations. Today’s meeting is to be part of a series of gatherings Biden is conducting this week at the White House, aimed at building consensus around proposals to curb gun violence following the horrific elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn. The vice president will meet Thursday with the National Rifle Association and other gun-owner groups. Meetings with representatives from the video-game and entertainment industries are also planned. President Barack Obama wants Biden to report back to him with policy proposals by the end of the month. Obama has vowed to move swiftly on the recommendations, a package expected to include both legislative proposals and executive action. “He is mindful of the need to act,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said Tuesday. But as the shock and sorrow over the Newtown, Conn., shooting fade, the tough fight facing the White House and gun-control backers is growing clearer. Gun-rights advoBy ROBERT BURNS The Associated Press cates, including the powerful NRA, are digging in against tighter gun restrictions, conservative groups are launching pro-gun initiatives, and the Senate’s top Republican has warned it could be spring before Congress begins considering any gun legislation. “The biggest problem we have at the moment is spending and debt,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, said Sunday. “That’s going to dominate the Congress between now and the end of March. None of these issues will have the kind of priority as spending and debt over the next two or three months.” The killing of 6- and 7-yearolds at Newtown’s Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14 appeared to stir a deep reaction from the White House and Capitol Hill. Obama pushed gun control to the top of his domestic agenda for the first time and pledged to put the full weight of his presidency behind the issue. Some Republican and conservative lawmakers with strong gun-rights records took the extraordinary step of calling for a discussion on new measures. But other gun-rights advocates have shown less flexibility. The NRA has rejected stricter gun legislation and suggested instead that the government put armed guards in every school in America as a way to curb violence. At stake is the risk of Afghanistan’s collapse and a return to the chaos of the 1990s that enabled the Taliban to seize power and provide a haven for Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida network. Fewer than 100 al-Qaida fighters are believed to remain in Afghanistan, although a larger number are just across the border in Pakistani sanctuaries. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has said he foresees a need for a U.S. counterterrorism force in Afghanistan beyond 2014, plus a contingent to train Afghan forces. He is believed to favor an option that would keep about 9,000 troops in the country. Administration officials in recent days have said they are considering a range of options for a residual U.S. troop presence of as few as 3,000 and as many as 15,000, with the number linked to a specific set of military-related missions like hunting down terrorists. Asked in a conference call with reporters whether zero was now an option, Rhodes said, “That would be an option we would consider.” His statement could be interpreted as part of an

One Year Ago • Connor Kohls set a new Columbus Grove boys basketball school record for 3-point field goals Saturday night against Fort Jennings, going 8-of-11 from behind the arc as the Bulldogs picked up a 67-41 Putnam County League victory over host Fort Jennings. 25 Years Ago — 1988 • Ten members attended the monthly meeting of Catholic Ladies of Columbia. Attendance awards were won by Dorothy Osting and Gertie Patton; 50-50 winners were Edna Kortokrax and Gertie Patton; and bingo winner was Mary Topp. Cookies and coffee were served by Edna Kortokrax, hostess. • Dave Hoffman could breathe a little easier after he saw the start his Jefferson girls basketball team had Thursday night at Spencerville. The Wildcats took a 22-14 first-quarter lead and then rolled to a 65-44 Northwest Conference win. Jefferson had three players in double figures led by Cheryl Kortokrax with 15, Angie Gonyea added 13 and Beth Bruckemiller 12. • The agricultural mechanics team from Spencerville’s Future Farmers of America came in first in the district contest in December at Liberty-Benton School. The team’s members are senior Steve Klausing and sophomores Mike Mueller and Peter Yahl. Klausing was the highest scorer in the contest. 50 Years Ago — 1963 • Ed Evans received a plaque from Milo Keltner of the Van Wert Peoples Savings Bank for being the top grower in the 125-Bushel Corn Club, the 45-Bushel 10 Acre Soybean, the 100-Bushel 10 acre Oats Club and the 50-Bushel 10 Acre Wheat Club. The award was presented at the annual Van Wert County Soil and Crops Improvement and Conservation Program at the YWCA in Van Wert Tuesday night. • Charter Night, commemorating the 6th anniversary of the club’s charter, and Ladies Night, were observed Monday evening at the meeting of the Middle Point Lions Club. The program was presented by Cliff McCleery, prominent Ridge Township farmer, who told of his trip to England and Europe of August of 1962. • An impressive installation ceremony was conducted at the meeting of Crescent Temple No. 50 Pythian Sisters Tuesday night, with Mrs. Lewis Redd serving as the installing grand officer. Redd was assisted by the grand manager, Mrs. O. J. Truesdale and the grand senior, Mabel Clark. A social hour followed and refreshments were served by hostesses Mrs. Kenneth Fronk, Mrs. Eunice Ditto and Mrs. Alfred Allemeier. 75 Years Ago — 1938 • An announcement was made Saturday morning by Mayor David L. Haringer of the appointment of Charles E. Myers as service director of the city of Delphos. He succeeds A. E. Weger who has been in office for the past six year. Weger will retire after serving the city in that capacity. Weger was appointed by W. H. Taylor when Taylor took office as mayor. • After almost 16 years in the grocery business in Delphos, David L. Baringer announced Saturday that a deal has been completed whereby he will retire from his business at 429 N. Main St. on Jan. 11. The Baringer Grocery has been purchased by M. P. Moots of Lima. Baringer started in the grocery business in the Imber Building on North Main Street. He occupied that building for three years and then moved his store to the present location in the Krieft building. • The Delphos Jefferson Varsity basketball team had no respect for the playing ability of the former Jefferson stars and forcibly demonstrated their feeling before a large crowd at the Jefferson gymnasium Friday night. That the Jefferson Alumni team members are just “has beens” was shown when the cagers won by a score of 33 to 16.

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$1M donations wanted for Obama inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Planners of President Barack Obama’s second inauguration are soliciting high-dollar contributions up to $1 million to help pay for the celebration in exchange for special access. The changes are part of a continuing erosion of Obama’s pledge to keep donors and special interests at arm’s length of his presidency. He has abandoned the policy from his first inauguration to accept donations up to only $50,000 from individuals, announcing last month that he would take unlimited contributions from individuals and corporations. A fundraising appeal obtained by The Associated Press shows the Presidential Inaugural Committee is going far beyond Obama’s previous self-imposed limits and is looking to blow away modern American presidential inauguration fundraising records by offering donors four VIP packages named after the country’s founding fathers. Event organizers are hoping the packages will pay for expensive events surrounding Obama’s inaugural Jan. 21. Obama raised $53 million in private money for his first inauguration, when a record 1.8 million people packed the National Mall to see the nation’s first black president take the oath of office. The celebration has been scaled down this year, with less than half the crowd expected and a cut from 10 inaugurationnight balls to two. But the pressure is high to pay for the festivities after donors already contributed to the most expensive political race in U.S. history, a campaign that exceeded $2 billion. So far, health care executives and major Democratic Party donors — including those who’ve taken private meetings with Obama or his senior staff — are among those paying for the party.

Officials: US may leave no troops in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration gave the first explicit signal Tuesday that it might leave no troops in Afghanistan after December 2014, an option that defies the Pentagon’s view that thousands of troops may be needed to keep a lid on al-Qaida and to strengthen Afghan forces. “The U.S. does not have an inherent objective of ‘X’ number of troops in Afghanistan,” said Ben Rhodes, a White House deputy national security adviser. “We have an objective of making sure there is no safe haven for al-Qaida in Afghanistan and making sure that the Afghan government has a security force that is sufficient to ensure the stability of the Afghan government.” The U.S. now has 66,000 troops in Afghanistan, down from a peak of about 100,000 as recently as 2010. The U.S. and its NATO allies agreed in November 2010 that they would withdraw all their combat troops by the end of 2014, but they have yet to decide what future missions will be necessary and how many troops they would require.

A coalition of conservative groups is also organizing a “Gun Appreciation Day” later this month, to coincide with Obama’s inauguration. The president hopes to announce his administration’s next steps to tackle gun violence shortly after he is sworn in for a second term on Jan. 21. Obama wants Congress to reinstate a ban on militarystyle assault weapons, close loopholes that allow gun buyers to skirt background checks and restrict highcapacity magazines. Other recommendations to the Biden group include making gun-trafficking a felony, getting the Justice Department to prosecute people caught lying on gun background-check forms and ordering federal agencies to send data to the National Gun Background Check Database. Some of those steps could be taken through executive action, without approval of Congress. White House officials say Obama will not finalize any actions until receiving Biden’s recommendations. Gun-rights lawmakers and outside groups have insisted that any policy response to the Newtown shooting also include an examination of mental health policies and the impact of violent movies and video games. To those people, the White House has pledged a comprehensive response. administration negotiating strategy. On Friday Afghan President Hamid Karzai is scheduled to meet President Barack Obama at the White House to discuss ways of framing an enduring partnership beyond 2014. The two are at odds on numerous issues, including a U.S. demand that any American troops who would remain in Afghanistan after the combat mission ends be granted immunity from prosecution under Afghan law. Karzai has resisted, while emphasizing his need for large-scale U.S. support to maintain an effective security force after 2014. In announcing last month in Kabul that he had accepted Obama’s invitation to visit this week, Karzai made plain his objectives. “Give us a good army, a good air force and a capability to project Afghan interests in the region,” Karzai said, and he would gladly reciprocate by easing the path to legal immunity for U.S. troops. Karzai is scheduled to meet Thursday with Panetta at the Pentagon and with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the State Department.

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WASHINGTON — No one forced me, but I finally decided it was time to discover what all the business was about Honey Boo Boo. Even though I’ve made reference to the show featuring a former beauty tot, now 7, and her family, I’d never actually watched a full episode. I still haven’t, but I watched enough to need a jaw adjustment. Alas, a few minutes with “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” confirms that even mindlessness has its limits. It gives me no pleasure to add to the ridicule of Honey, whose real name is Alana, or her family. That they have willingly participated in this spectacle — and, one hopes, are getting filthy rich in the process — is of little consolation. Far more offensive than the show is the fact of an audience. Obviously, people watch because it is so awful. You can’t believe it and so you keep tuning in. But is it right to watch? Only to the extent that it is acceptable to accompany strangers to the restroom. Such diversions are reminiscent of carnival sideshows of my childhood — the bearded lady (who perhaps suffered hormonal excesses) or the fat lady (whose rolls of adipose were spectacularly offensive and, for her, no doubt tragic). Responsible parents

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steered their children away not only to protect them but also because, we were taught, it wasn’t right to enjoy the misfortunes or disadvantages of others. No such lessons seem to prevail today. If we don’t revel in the hilarity of poor, uneducated people, neither do we protest their exploitation. Our silence conveys approval while ratings disprove objection. Culturally, we are all complicit in the decline of community values. Whereupon, we reluctantly praise free speech. I, too, argue — mostly with myself — that we tolerate the worst in defense of the best. We don’t need a First Amendment to protect the sublime or the popular, but to protect what is unpopular and, in collateral damage, the grotesque. Of course, such notions originally were aimed at unpopular political speech. The goal was to liberate ideas, which is not the same as exploring man’s basest instincts. One needn’t be a scholar to infer that our nation’s Founders were lit-

tle interested in sharing the details of their ablutions or such bodily bloviations as are aired on so-called reality TV. Reality, after all, is what civilization attempts to mitigate. The Honey Boo Boo family proudly shares even that which Beano intends to prevent. During the episode I watched, one was privy to a family weigh-in on a scale deserving of pity, the labor pains of what appeared to be a teenager, and a smattering of remarks about various anatomical regions once quaintly referred to as “privates.” In urgent need of purification, I changed the channel and, lurching past my usual flat-line pursuits, landed in a documentary about Alexandria (ancient Egypt, not modern Virginia.) How do you spell relief? (Don’t ask Honey Boo Boo.) Hearing about a day 2,300 years ago, when knowledge was valued as much as gold, was like sinking into a warm bath. Alexander the Great, who had conquered much of the world by age 24, had learned early during his tutelage under Aristotle that knowledge is the greatest power and set about to make his city the aggregator of the world’s intellectual bounty. Alexandria’s library, ultimately destroyed by future hordes, was the largest on the planet -- the World Wide Web of antiquity. Outdoor

classrooms were as ubiquitous as Starbucks today. Undoubtedly, there were plenty who, unable to avail themselves of Alexander’s noble intentions, happily would have cradled a remote control device that permitted them passive depravity. But what was striking is that the larger culture collectively aimed at something higher. Yes, as some are bound to note, there was blood in the streets. Alexandria through its history was home not only to some of mankind’s greatest intellectual achievements but to some of the human race’s vilest expressions of violence. Notably, in the fourth century A.D., Christian mobs dragged the beautiful and brilliant Hypatia — philosopher/mathematician/astronomer/teacher — from her carriage and commenced to strip, flay and chop her into pieces before burning her body parts on a pyre. A confessed pagan, she was a tad too smart for divinely inspired men — what with that astrolabe she was always toying with. So not all was lovelier in other times. But culture does matter, as Alexander knew more than 2,000 years ago. Would that our attentions today were as riveted by our Hypatias as by our Honey Boo Boos.
Kathleen Parker’s email address is kathleenparker@washpost.com.

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4 assists) that set the tone for oms) at 4:26 and a fielder by the home team with 10 points classmate Makayla Binkley in the period. Jefferson (4-9) (8 points) at 2:34. The home MILLER CITY — Miller did start off shooting well, team steadily built up its lead, City senior Melissa Michel hitting 6-of-12 in the period, reaching 52-27 on a Michel did everything but sell pop- but the host Wildcats were putback at the 46-second corn versus Jefferson Tuesday 6-of-10 and 4-of-5 at the line mark. night at J. Harry The benches emp(11-of-17 Leopold Gymnasium for the game tied as far as they at Miller City. could — Miller City for 64.7%). The 5-11 center only has 12 players Their lead put in a super doublereached for varsity and junior double: 26 points and varsity — in the 18-11 on 23 boards, throwing a single fourth period as the in six assists, five largest lead reached by Michel blocks and three 67-31 on a basket by at 1:24 steals in leading the but junior Michel at 1:53. host Lady Wildcats Jefferson also shot Rileigh Stockwell Binkley to a 68-35 rout of Stockwell (8 a cold 5-of-19 at the Jefferson non-league girls points, 9 boards) hit a runner line for 26.3 percent. They basketball action. at 49 seconds to get Delphos finished with 31 rebounds, 15 “She’s a tough matchup for within 18-13. offensive; and 13 fouls. They us inside and we weren’t good Michel got hot in the sec- visit Lima Central Catholic enough defensively tonight to ond period, scoring nine of Thursday with the JV starting handle her,” Jefferson coach the host team’s 18 in the at 6 p.m. Dave Hoffman noted. “With canto. The Red and White “It’s frustrating for the our poor shooting tonight and began to slow down offen- girls. We miss some shots, the turnovers that we had, we sively (4-of-15 shooting), a especially the open ones, had to be really good defen- trend that continued as they and that frustrates them,” sively and that didn’t happen. finished 14-of-55 for the Hoffman added. “We then They got on a roll and it all game (2-of-12 3-balls) for start to try and force things snowballed after that.” 25.5 percent. Thus, they could and it adds even more to Miller City head man Chris not take advantage of forcing the frustration. Our turnRump gave all the credit to 26 Miller City miscues (22 of overs have been a problem his senior. their own) as the hosts netted all year. We played hard, “She has led us in scor- 25-of-48 fielders (a stellar no question; we just have to ing and rebounding the three 7-of-12 downtown) for 52.0 keep getting better, especially previous years and will percent overall. The Blue and defensively and handling the again this year. She’ll set the Gold erected a 36-24 halftime ball, and come back ready rebounding record and will edge on a half-court heave by to go.” go over 1,000 points,” he Michel as time expired. Miller City nabbed 42 off explained. “Last year, she If Jefferson had any hopes the glass (10 offensive) as had some good players to of a rally in the third period, sophomore Haley Lammers help her out but they gradu- they needed to come out hot added seven; and added ated; every team knows she and chisel at the deficit. That 17 fouls. Senior Brandi does it all and she continues didn’t happen. Michel con- Gerschutz dished seven to do it all.” tinued to dominate the paint assists of the team total of Michel’s transition foul- and the glass as she collected 20 and added four steals, line jumper basket at 7:36 eight more markers, while while Simon added four gave Miller City (2-10) a lead Jefferson’s offense all but dimes. Miller City visits Fort they would never relinquish. disappeared. They managed Jennings 6 p.m. Thursday. However, it was freshman a free throw by junior Brooke “We did have some turnAmanda Simon (15 markers, Hesseling (7 markers, 5 car- overs but those seemed to
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happen right after we forced a turnover or tried to get into transition,” Rump added. “When we set it up in the half-court, we took better care of the ball. We passed the ball very well and that led to some great shots. We also shot the 3-ball well.” Jefferson’s JV team controlled the last three quarters 33-18 to seize a 37-28 triumph. Junior Lindsay Deuel led the Red and White (4-8) with 11 points, while freshman Emily Altman countered with 11 for the hosts.

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VARSITY JEFFERSON (35) Taylor Stroh 0-0-0, Heather Pohlman 0-0-0, Brooke Culp 2-0-4, Lindsay Deuel 0-0-0, Katie Goergens 1-0-2, Rileigh Stockwell 3-2-8, Hannah Sensibaugh 2-0-4, Gabrielle Pimpas 0-0-0, Shelby Koenig 1-0-2, Makayla Binkley 3-1-8, Brooke Hesseling 2-27, Jasmine McDougall 0-0-0. Totals 12-2-5/19-35. MILLER CITY (68) Brandi Gerschutz 0-1-1, Liz Klear 1-1-3, Livia Schroeder 3-1-9, Amanda Simon 5-3-15, Melissa Michel 10-426, Jenelle Kuhlman 0-0-0, Haley Lammers 4-1-9, Cassilyn Niese 2-0-5. Totals 18-7-11/17-68. Score By Quarters: Jefferson 13 11 3 8 – 35 Miller City 18 18 16 16 – 68 Three-point goals: Jefferson, Binkley, Hesseling; Miller City, Schroeder 2, Simon 2, Michel 2, Niese. -----JUNIOR VARSITY JEFFERSON (37) Taylor Stroh 0-0-0, Heather Pohlman 1-3-5, Lindsay Deuel 5-1-11, Brooke Gallmeier 0-0-0, Shelby Koenig 1-0-2, Tori Black 1-024, Jessica Pimpas 0-0-0, Bailey Gorman 1-0-2, Makayla Binkley 2-2-7, Jasmine McDougall 4-08. Totals 14-1-6/21-37. MILLER CITY (28) Allison Alexander 0-0-0, Liz Klear 0-0-0, Megan Niese 0-0-0, Livia Schroeder 0-0-0, Amanda Simon 1-1-4, Emily Altman 4-0-11, Mallory Schroeder 1-0-2, Jenelle Kuhlman 5-111, Cassilyn Niese 0-0-0. Totals 7-42/6-28. Score by Quarters: Jefferson 4 16 8 9 - 37 Miller City 10 9 6 3 - 28 Three-point goals: Jefferson, Binkley; Miller City, Altman 3, Simon.

Lancer girls knock off Kalida 45-38
By NICK JOHNSON DHI Correspondent sports@timesbulletin.com

KALIDA — The Lincolnview Lady Lancers traveled to Kalida High School to take on the Lady Wildcats in high school girls basketball action Tuesday evening and escaped with a 45-38 victory. Lincolnview struck early, winning the opening tip before Hannah McCleery properly drove the ball to the basket and got a layup for the first points of the game. Lincolnview got another layup from Claire Dye to push the score to 4-0. The Lady Wildcats got two baskets from Kylie Osterhage but the Lady Lancers countered with two from Kaitlyn Brant to make the score 8-6, Lincolnview. Kalida received two foul shots from Nicole Recker to end the first quarter with the score knotted up at eight. The Lady Lancers started the second quarter with two layups - one from Katie Dye and one from Kaylee Thatcher - to jump out to a 12-8 lead. Midway through the second,

the Lady Wildcats got a basket from Summer Holtkamp to tie the game at 14. The Lancers quickly struck back with three points, including two from Thatcher, before Kalida’s Elizabeth Turnwald put in two foul shots to make the score 17-16, Lady Lancers, at the break. The Lady Wildcats got their first lead of the night in the second half when Holtkamp scored a layup to put Kalida up 19-18. The game went back-andforth until the Lady Wildcats buried a 3-pointer to go up 23-19. The Lady Lancers were quick to rally back with six straight points, gaining a 1-point lead when Christine Stemen nailed a 3-pointer from the right corner to send Lincolnview to the fourth quarter with a 28-24 lead. The Lady Lancers started the fourth quarter on a 7-0 run, including another 3-pointer from Stemen, to give Lincolnview a 35-24 lead. With the score 43-30 Lancers, Kalida went on its own run, 8-0 (fueled by an

Osterhage 3 and two Recker free throws), to decrease the Lincolnview lead to 43-38 with just 43 seconds left in the game. McCleery and Katie Dye both stepped up to the charity stripe and made clutch foul shots to put the game away. The Lincolnview defense held the Lady Wildcats to just 21 percent from the field and 15 percent from beyond the arc. The Lady Lancers shot 55 percent from the field and went 2-5 from beyond the arc. Lincolnview won the rebound margin by one, 26-25. “In the first half, we were just trying to feel our way through things. Not having (sophomore guard) Julia (Thatcher) is a big loss for us,” said Lincolnview coach Dan Williamson. “She is still trying to recover from the Van Wert game; we hope to have her back for Thursday. The girls did an excellent job defensively and I think that was the key tonight. We got enough offense at the right times and got some free throws at the end to win.”

With the win, the Lady Lancers improve their overall record to 9-3 on the year. “Christine Stemen comes in and hits two threes; that is huge and that is what we needed on the night. Hannah McCleery did a nice job stepping up into that starte’s role and scored some points and played nice defense like she always does. That’s what good teams do when they lose someone; the rest on the team steps up,” added Williamson. The Lady Wildcat record drops to 7-4 on the season.

Lincolnview 45 (FG, FT, 3PT): Kaylee Thatcher 2-0-0-4, Claire Dye 4-0-1-9, Katie Dye 2-0-5-9, Devann Springer 0-0-0-0, Hannah McCleery 2-0-1-5, Claire Clay 0-0-00, Christine Stemen 0-2-0-6, Ashley Teman 0-0-0-0, Kaitlyn Brant 5-0-212. Totals: 15-27, 2-5, 9-16, 45. Kalida 38 (FG, 3PT, FT, TP): Jackie Gardner 2-0-0-4, Nicole Recker 1-0-4-6, Summer Holtkamp 3-0-0-6, Kiersten Recker 0-0-00, Amy Smith 0-0-2-2, Elizabeth Turnwald 0-0-3-3, Kristi Honigfort 0-0-0-0, Kylie Osterhage 2-1-2-9, Brittany Kahle 1-2-0-8. Totals: 9-37, 3-20, 11-25, 38. Score by Quarters: Lincolnview 8 9 11 17 - 45 Kalida 8 8 8 14 - 38 Turnovers: Lincolnview 23, Kalida 14. Rebounds: Lincolnview 28 (4 off.), Kalida 31 (18 off.). JV SCORE: Kalida 44-29.

Lady Musketeers upend ’Dawgs in OT FORT JENNINGS — Senior Gabbi German put back a missed 3 by Macy Schroeder to beat the horn at the end of regulation and the Fort Jennings girls basketball team outscored Elida 12-9 in the extra four minutes to grab a 70-67 non-league hardwood contest Tuesday night inside The Fort. Schroeder, a senior, led the Lady Musketeers (5-7) with 18 points, while German and junior Ashley Gable (3 treys) added 15 each. They connected on 29-of-71 shots (7-of-24 downtown) for 40.9 percent; secured 24 rebounds (led by German with 6); and turned it over 18 times. Jennings hosts Miller City Thursday. The Lady Bulldogs (6-6) were led by senior Osha Owens with 24 and junior Kylie Downton with 20. They canned 25-of-50 shots (3-of-7 long range) for 50 percent;

nabbed 22 boards; and added 31 miscues.
ELIDA (67) Kylie Downton 9-0-2-20, Ashley Lowery 4-0-08, Cassidy Slusher 0-12-5, Osha Owens 6-2-6-24, Sabrina Kline 3-0-2-8, Torie McAdams 0-0-1-1, Carly Stetler 0-0-1-1. Totals 22-3-1467. FORT JENNINGS (70) Alyssa Schimmoeller 0-2-0-6, Macy Schroeder 6-1-3-18, Ashley Gable 3-3-0-15, Cassie Lindeman 3-0-0-6, Gabbi German 7-0-1-15, Erin Osting 0-0-2-2, Gabby Clippinger 0-1-1-4, Emily Kehres 2-0-0-4. Totals 22-7-7-70. Score by Quarters: Elida 23 8 12 15 (9) - 67 Ft. Jennings 14 12 19 3 (12) - 70 ------

Cougs fall in barn-burner By BRIAN BASSETT DHI Correspondent sports@timesbulletin.com VAN WERT - Despite turning the ball over 22 times and shooting only 31 percent from the field in an out-ofstate game with Fort Wayne Carroll at the Cougars’ Den Tuesday night, the Van Wert Cougar basketball team had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds - twice.

Unfortunately for Van Wert, both possessions ended in turnovers and the visitors from Indiana escaped with a 45-41 victory. “We turned it (over) 22 times and we had two bad possessions at the end of the game. We had the basketball and turned it over - never got a shot opportunity. That was kind of the story all night,” explained Van Wert coach Dave Froelich. The Chargers led the game by six points with 2:25 to play in the final frame and had a 39-34 lead with as little at 1:07 left before senior point guard Joey Hurless hit a free throw for the Cougars. When sophomore guard Chandler White put in a layup with 58 seconds left in the game to run the Carroll lead to 41-35 with 58 seconds in the game, however, the stands on both sides of the gym began to clear. Then things got interest-

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play saw the Wildkittens trying to get back in the game by the 3-ball; however, they could only connect on 2-9 BATH TOWNSHIP — in the fourth and were 3-25 The Lady Green of Ottoville (12%) for the game behind put their undefeated record the arc. Sophomore Alyssa and #1 ranking in Division Manley connected on both IV on the line when they trav- made threes for the home eled to Lima Bath Tuesday team. The Lady Green outscored night for a showdown with the the Wildkittens in the Wildkittens. fourth 16-12 to take a Both teams came hard-fought convincinto the night’s ing 19-point win and contest with stellar preserve their undeprograms throughfeated record on the out the years and year. excellent leadership Coach Kleman from two veteran was pleased with his coaches, Greg Mauk team’s handling of the (Wildkittens) and Wildkitten’s press in Dave Kleman (Lady the second half: “We Green). Siefker did a lot better job with The home Wildkittens came out strong handling their press in the secin the first quarter but were ond half as we made some outscored 27-8 in the sec- adjustments at halftime that ond and third quarters by the allowed us to get some easy Lady Green en route to an baskets. Tonight was a very impressive 50-31 win over the good game for us because Greg’s team is very quick and hosts. The first quarter saw the have played a lot of very good Lady Green strike first with quality teams (Wadsworth, a basket by senior Rachel Anna) this year. Their record Beining in the paint. However, is very deceiving. They’re a nice team and when the Wildkittens those young kids get responded by cona little more experinecting on the ence, just watch out next six points of how they will make a the contest to lead run like they did last 6-2. Senior Taylor year.” Dackin, junior The Wildkittens Jenna Hollar and (8-4) were led in sophomore Madison scoring by Manley Dackin led the homeand Ruhe with eight team attack. The and seven points, Beining Lady Green fought respectively. The right back with five straight points of their own Wildkittens were 13-50 (26%) to take the lead at the 1:45 from the field, 2-4 (50%) from mark, 7-6. The Wildkittens the stripe, hauled down 19 ended the quarter on a 5-0 run rebounds and committed 16 as a deuce by junior Audrey turnovers. The Lady Green (12-0) had Brandon made it 8-7, followed by a long-range three three girls score in double figby sophomore Cassie Best to ures on the evening. Siefker give the Wildkittens an 11-7 had a game-high 15, followed lead after one quarter of play. by Mangas and Beining with Lady Green head coach 13 and 12, respectively. The Dave Kleman knew he needed Lady Green had a good night to change his strategy head- shooting the rock by going 53 ing into the second quarter of percent for the game on 18-34 play: “They were running us shooting. From the stripe, they ragged in the first quarter as were 80 percent on 12-of-15 they are a very good shooting attempts. Both teams will be back in team and we were trying to take away the inside game. action Thursday: Ottoville will With them knocking down host the Continental Pirates some shots early, we changed for a key PCL matchup startup some things at the quarter ing with a 6 junior varsity break that worked and helped start and Bath will host St. Marys in the WBL. us get back into the game.” The JV game went to the The second quarter was all Ottoville as they outscored the Wildkittens by a score of Wildkittens 14-5 to take the 47-34. lead into halftime 21-16. The VARSITY Ottoville (50) Lady Green went 7-12 (58%) Rachel Turnwald for the quarter on balanced Vorst 1-0-2-4, Tonya 0-0-1-1, Nicole Kaufman 1-1scoring from senior Abby 0-5, Rachel Beining 5-0-2-12, Abby Siefker 5-0-5-15, Taylor Mangas 4-1Siefker (6 points), junior 2-13, Kendra Eickholt 0-0-0-0. Totals Taylor Mangas off the bench 16-2-12-50. Bath (31) with four and a basket each Jenna Hollar 1-0-0-2, Alyssa by Beining and junior Tonya Manley 1-2-0-8, Madison Dackin Kaufman. The Wildkittens’ 1-0-0-2, Emily Ruhe 3-0-1-7, Taylor five points all came from Dackin 1-0-0-2, Audrey Brandon 1-01-3, Tara Herr 1-0-0-2, Ellie Dackin senior Emily Ruhe. 1-0-0-2. Totals 10-3-2-31. As play resumed in the Score by Quarters: 16 — 50 Ottoville 7- 14- 13second half, the Lady Green Bath 11- 5- 3- 12 — 31 pushed their lead out even ---further behind a 13-3 scoring JUNIOR VARSITY Ottoville (34) advantage over the Wildkittens Courtney and taking advantage of the VonMonica Sarka 2-0-0-4, Landwehr Sossan 1-0-0-2, Haley home team’s poor shooting in 1-1-1-6, Annie Lindeman 0-2-1-7, the quarter (1-12 for 8%) from Lexie Wannemacher 2-0-1-5, Lindsey Wannemacher 1-0-0-2, Nicole Kramer the field. The Lady Green 0-2-2-8. Totals 7-5-5-34. Bath (47) looked inside to Siefker and Haylee Brener 2-1-2-9, McKenzie Beining, who responded with Perry 3-0-1-7, Courtny Johnson 2-0five and four points, respec- 0-4, Tara Herr 1-1-0-5, Brittanie Ulmer Tori Whitaker 1-0-0-2, Sami tively, during the quarter to 2-1-1-8, 4-0-0-8, Elsie Dackin 2-0-0-4. Mosley extend the lead to 34-19 after Totals 17-3-4-47. Score by Quarters: three quarters of play. Ottoville 7- 4- 8- 15 — 34 The final eight minutes of Bath 7- 9- 16- 15 — 47

ing. After a single free throw from sophomore guard Connor Holliday brought Van Wert within five, Carroll freshman forward Kyle Mallers hit a pair of free throws to extend the Charger lead to 43-36 with 37.8 seconds remaining on the clock. The Cougars got the ball back quickly and senior post Nik Wolford got a putback to go. Wolford was fouled while shooting and was granted a foul shot but before he could take a shot, White picked up a technical for the Chargers, which was also his fifth foul, and he was run from the game. Wolford made the shot to bring the Cougars within four, then senior forward A.J. Smith hit both free throws from the technical to cut Carroll’s lead to two, 43-41, and Van Wert retained the ball with 28.8 seconds showing on the clock. Van Wert then picked up

its 21st turnover of the night when a Smith pass went to a Charger defender with 18.2 to play. Mallers stole the pass and was immediately fouled but gave Van Wert new life at the other end when he missed the front end of a 1-and-1. Van Wert called a timeout with 11.8 seconds left but never got a shot off before committing turnover number 22 with 2.6 seconds left. Two late free throws from senior forward Tony Orr and a missed full-court heave by Van Wert later, Carroll came away with the 45-41 win. Van Wert led 11-6 after the first quarter and ran the score to 14-6 before Carroll went on a 12-0 run to take an 18-14 lead late in the second quarter. Van Wert got a Smith jump shot and two Hurless free throws to force an 18-18 tie at the break. A Hurless three and a Smith drive helped the Cougars secure a 26-20 lead to

open the second half. Carroll answered with another big run, this time a 14-2 surge, spanning part of two quarters, to take a 34-28 lead with 4:55 to play in the game. “We turned it (over). That’s what happens - the floodgates open. They had a 12-0 run in the first half and whatever that (run) was in the second half. We’re not good enough to overcome that,” Froelich said. The Cougars shot 9-of-24 from 2-point range and 4-of18 from deep, good for 13-of42 (31%) from the field. “Defensively, they caused us problems with their length. We had a hard time getting looks. We just weren’t very good with the ball tonight,” Froelich described. The Chargers went 17-of37 (46%) on the evening but managed 15-of-25 from 2-point land (60%). See ROUNDUP, page 7

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St. John’s, Elida, Grove split wrestling super-tri
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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

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By JIM METCALFE

Grove youth wrestlers

Brock Hoffman of the Columbus Grove Youth Wrestling Club takes on Hunter Kuhbander of Ottawa-Glandorf in the club’s first tournament of the year at Ottawa-Glandorf on Sunday. The Bulldogs brought home 8 first-place, 11 second-place, 14 third-place and 9 fourth-place finishers. Those finishing in first were Levi Schroeder, Everett Palte, Loudon Auchmuty, Landon Schroeder, Cisco Lugo, John Barbus, Gunner King and Dylan Sargent. Second-place finishers were Jameson Rader, Brock Hoffman, Zane Stechschulte, Brent Renner, Brocke Sargent, Dillon Bryan, Lawson Maag, Isaac Thompson, Will Nusbaum, Brady Hauenstein and Hunter Reynolds. Coming in third for the ’Dogs were Kylan Mayes, Brayden Sigler, Preston Culver, Braylon Barienttes, Brock Verhoff, Landen Wilcox, Logan Bryan, Dylan Golden, Jordan Sexton, Reagan Clymer, Ezra Jones, Cruz Lugo, Dakota Sargent and Dylan Bryant. Rounding out the placing in fourth were Gage Flores, Levi Sturgill, Trey Sigler, Ethan Beam, Harley Sturgill, John Bryan, Colin Gilliland, Nicholas Wolverton and Ian Langhals. The Bulldogs will compete at Ada on Sunday, starting at 1 p.m. (Photo submitted)

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The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Paul George had 29 points and 11 rebounds and the Indiana Pacers held Miami to a season-low point total in an 87-77 win over the Heat on Tuesday night. George made four 3-pointers to get the best of his matchup with LeBron James. David West added 14 points and 11 rebounds and Lance Stephenson chipped in with 13 points for the Pacers (21-14), who have won 11 of their last 13 games. Dwyane Wade scored 30 points and James had 22 points and 10 rebounds for Miami (23-10), which still has the best record in the Eastern Conference. Miami entered the game leading the NBA in field goal percentage, while Indiana led the league in field goal percentage defense. The matchup resulted in the Heat scoring only 35 points in the second half, their lowest-scoring half of the season. It was the first time the teams had met since Miami beat the Pacers in six games in the conference semifinals last year.
BUCKS 108, SUNS 99 MILWAUKEE — Brandon Jennings scored 29 points and Milwaukee gave Jim Boylan a win in his first game as coach with a victory over Phoenix. The Bucks parted ways with coach Scott Skiles on Monday in what was called a mutual decision and tapped Skiles’ top assistant Boylan as a replacement. This is the second time Boylan has succeeded Skiles midseason. He took over the Bulls when Skiles was fired on Christmas Eve in 2007. The Suns were a perfect opponent, playing poorly in the last few weeks with nine losses in the last 10 games overall to go with a 9-game losing streak on the road. Goran Dragic scored 21 points and Jared Dudley added 18 for Phoenix. ROCKETS 125, LAKERS 112 HOUSTON — James Harden scored 31 points and Chandler Parsons added 20 to help Houston win its fifth straight with a victory over short-handed Los Angeles. Houston trailed by as many as 14 in the first half but used a pair of runs in the third quarter to go on top and build a big lead. Metta World Peace had a season-high 24 points for the Lakers, who were playing without their top three big men: Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol and Jordan Hill — all out with injuries. Kobe Bryant added 20 for the Lakers and Steve Nash had 16 as they tied a season high with their fourth straight loss. The Rockets have rallied from double-digit deficits for their last three wins. NETS 109, 76ERS 89 PHILADELPHIA — Reggie Evans had a career-high 23 rebounds, Deron Williams scored 22 points and Brooklyn improved to 6-1 under interim coach P.J. Carlesimo with a win over Philadelphia. Evans outrebounded the undersized Sixers 23-22 through three quarters. Andray Blatche scored 20 points for the Nets, hours after he was questioned by Philadelphia police as part of a sexual assault investigation at an upscale hotel. Blatche was not charged. Jrue Holiday scored 19 points and Spencer Hawes had 14 for the Sixers. TIMBERWOLVES 108, HAWKS 103 MINNEAPOLIS — Nikola Pekovic had 25 points and a career-high 18 rebounds and Andrei Kirilenko added 21 points to lead Minnesota over Atlanta. Derrick Williams scored 17 points and Alexey Shved had 15 for the Timberwolves, who were missing coach Rick Adelman due to personal reasons. Terry Porter filled in and led the Wolves to their first victory over Atlanta since 2006, snapping an 11-game skid in the series. Josh Smith had 21 points and 13 rebounds and Al Horford had 19 points and 11 boards for the Hawks, who have lost three straight and four of their last five. They lost for the first time this year when Smith and Horford each get a double-double.

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ELIDA — Elida hosted a four-team super-tri wrestling match Monday night involving St. John’s, Columbus Grove and Lima Central Catholic, along with the host Bulldogs, at the Elida Gymnasium. All four teams won one match and lost one. The Blue Jays bested the Grove Bulldogs 39-31 and the Thunderbirds barely edged Elida 34-30 as Jack Huffman defeated senior Nickoli Sackinger 7-5 in overtime in the final match, the 195pound category. In the second round, the host Bulldogs got by the Jays 40-33, while Grove knocked off LCC 39-28. St. John’s head coach Derek Sterling liked a lot of what he saw. “We’ll see Grove a couple more times down the road and in the tournament, so any time you can get matches with them is good. We were competitive with both of our matches; not bad when you consider we’re giving away 24-30 points each team match because of voids,” Sterling said. “We’re moving some people in and out: Luke (Wrasman) is in the process of dropping weight to 160. Will (Buettner) beat the Allen County champion at 182, Tyler Smith. That was a big win for him because Smith was 23-1. We lost a couple of times when our guys had beaten their guy earlier but we definitely improved a lot, especially with conditioning. We’re catching up in that area to others. run to narrow the gap to four points. Continental got two points from Weller and five from Ordway to cut the score 44-40. The Lady Knights got two points from Mercer and two points from Motycka to help close out the game. Crestview had two girls in double figures: Mercer and Bauer, both with 11 points. Continental’s leading scorer was Williamson, who also led all scorers, with 18 points and Weller contributed 10 points in the game. Both teams came into Monday night’s matchup with a 9-1 record on the year. With the victory, the Lady Knights improve to 10-1 on the year, while the Lady Pirates drop to 9-2 on the year.
Crestview (FG, FT, 3PT): Kennis Mercer 3-7 2-2 1-5 11, Mackenzie Riggenbach 1-3 1-3 2-7 9, Mariah Henry 1-4 1-2 0-0 3, Emily Bauer 4-7 3-3 0-0 11, Lindsey Motycka 4-8 0-1 0-2 8, Kristen Hicks 3-6 1-2 0-0 7 Totals: 16-35, 8-13, 3-14, 49. Continental (FG, FT, 3PT) Krystle Prowant 0-1 0-0 0-0 0, Erica Fitzwater 0-2 0-0 0-0 0, Taylor Williamson 4-7 4-4 2-6 18, Vanessa Koppenhofer 3-9 2-4 0-0 8, Sloane Zachrich 0-3 1-5 0-0 1, Paige Ordway 2-3 0-0 1-3 7, Sara Deken 0-2 0-0 0-0 0, Leva Weller 4-6 2-3 0-0 10, Totals: 13-33, 9-16, 3-9, 44. -----

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“Any matches against district-level competition makes you nothing but better.” Elida head coach F. Kevin Bowers is simply looking for more matches for all of his guys. “We have some studs, like Nick Pauff, Nickoli Sackinger, Blaine Hunter, that we’re just wanting to get more matches. That is what these super-tris do; give you that opportunity,” Bowers added. “We also have a lot of young and inexperienced guys that we’re also looking to get more matches. We’ve got a lot of freshmen and sophomore throughout the lineup that need the matches. We also have 15 wrestlers for 14 weight categories, so we are struggling with numbers. I appreciate the job that our middle school guys: Brady Overholt and Matt Dunahay. We have good numbers down there and I am hoping we can keep those numbers.” Despite the split, Grove head coach Eric “Ernie” Siefker was not a happy camper. “We spent a lot of time with our eyes looking up at the ceiling; we gave up way too many pins. We had our eyes opened tonight,” he explained. “We will have to start at square one. We found out how much we need to work.” Next up for Columbus Grove is a road match at Riverdale 6 p.m. Wednesday. Elida hosts Defiance, Shawnee and Bath in a Western Buckeye League super-tri starting 6 p.m. Thursday. St. John’s is next in the Gene Kimmet Pool Tournament at Tiffin Calvert starting 10 a.m. Saturday.

Schroeder, 4:47. 152: Wes Buettner (S) dec. Andrew Burgei 11-5. 160: Alec Gladwell (C) major dec. Derek Anthony 14-5. 170: Brandon Benroth (C) dec. Luke Wrasman 6-3. 182: Will Buettner (S) pinned Adam Johnson, 2:14. 195: Will Selhorst (C), void. 220: Eli Wiswasser (C), void. 285: Nate Schroeder (SJ) pinned Alex Shaffer, 1:20. LIMA CENTRAL CATHOLIC 34, ELIDA 30 106: Blaine Hunter (E), void. 113: Double void. 120: Dakotah Rolfe (E), void. 126: Austin Arbogast (E), void. 132: Cameron Hahn (L), void. 138: Brandon McCormick (L) dec. Nick Pauff 8-6. 145: Jared Eley (L) pinned Christian McCarthy, 2:20. 152: Jake Tremoulis (L) pinned Micah Hartman, 1:06. 160: Tyler Garcia (L) major dec. Isaac Nicols 8-0. 170: Bobby Sunderhaus (L), void. 182: Tyler Smith (E), void. 195: Jack Huffman (L) dec. Nickoli Sackinger 7-5 (OT). 220: Jordan Rothermel (E), void. 285: Double void. ROUND 2 ELIDA 40, ST. JOHN’S 33 106: Blaine Hunter (E), void. 113: Double void. 120: Dakotah Rolfe (E) pinned Evan Mohler, 2:37. 126: Austin Arbogast (E), void. 132: Nick Pauff (E) pinned Justin Siefker, 2:26. 138: Alex Haunhorst (S) pinned Christian McCarthy, 1:47. 145: Austin Martin (S), void. 152: Wes Buettner pinned Micah Hartman, 1:08. 160: Isaac Nichols major dec. Derek Anthony 18-8. 170: Luke Wrasman (S), void. 182: Will Buettner (S) dec. Tyler Smith 6-4. 195: Nickoli Sackinger (E), void. 220: Jordan Rothermel (E), void. 285: Nate Schroeder (S), void. COLUMBUS GROVE 39, LIMA CENTRAL CATHOLIC 28 106: Tregg Keysor (C), void. 113: Double void. 120: Garrett Hauenstein (C), void. 126: Isaac Siefker (C), void. 132: Cameron Hahn (L) pinned Eli Schroeder, :32. 138: Brandon McCormick (L) pinned Christian Stechschulte, 1:38. 145: Jared Eley (L) dec. Tyler Schroeder 12-6. 152: Jake Tremoulis (L) major dec. Andrew Burgei 19-7. 160: Alec Gladwell (C) dec. Tyler Garcia 12-5. 170: Bobby Sunderhaus (L) dec. Brandon Benroth 8-4. 182: Adam Johnson (C), void. 195: Jack Huffman (L) pinned Will Selhorst, 3:04. 220: Eli Wiswasser (C), void. 285: Alex Shaffer (C), void.

Tuesday Merchant Dec. 18, 2012 Ace Hardware 8-0 Caballero’s Tavern 8-0 Topp Chalet 6-2 R C Connections 6-2 Delphos Sporting Goods 4-4 Adams Automotive 4-4 Lear’s Martial Arts 2-6 Kerns Ford 2-6 Unverferth Mfg. 0-8 Men over 200 Ron Wilhelm 226, Shawn Allemeier 243, Russ Wilhelm 202, Andrew Schimmoller 231, Kyle Early 201-276215, Josh DeVelvis 201, Rob Logan 204, Travis Hubert 214, Scott Scalf 213, Ryan Kies 204-216, Denny Dyke 209, Shane Lear 236-259-226, Bruce VanMetre 214234-256, John Jones 208-203-201, John Allen 223, Carter Prine 213-213, Jason Wagoner 224-228-221, Joe Geise 226, Jay Brown 215, Tony Rahrig 201, Bruce Haggard 204, Mark Biedenharn 217, Dan Wilhelm 213-234-212, Jason Mahlie 234214, Dan Stemen 203-203, Dave Stemen 247, Bill Stemen 258, David Newman 201-220. Men over 550 Shawn Allemeier 602, Russ Wilhelm 561, Andrew Schimmoller 590, Kyle Early 692, Josh DeVelvis 586, Travis Hubert 576, Scott Scalf 576, Ryan Kies 595, Brock Parsons 554, Denny Dyke 554, Shane Lear 721, Bruce VanMetre 704, John Jones 612, John Allen 614, Carter Prine 610, Jason Wagoner 673, Joe Geise 603, Bruce Haggard 593, Mark Biedenharn 595, Dan Wilhelm 659, Jason Mahlie 611, Ted Kill 568, Dan Stemen 562, Dave Stemen 572, Bill Stemen 594, David Newman 601. Wednesday Industrial Jan. 2, 2013 DRC 13th Frame Lounge 14-2 Topp Chalet 12-4 John Deere 11-5 Strayer’s 10-6 D & D Grain 10-6 Moe’s Dougout 8-8 Delphos Restaurant Supply 5-11 K & M Tire 4-12 Cabo’s 4-12 Rustic Cafe 2-14 Men over 200 Jeff Rode 225, Dave Knepper 203, Travis Sherrick 250-223, Tony Hire 203-224, Shawn Stabler 213-208, Jeff Kreischer 248-201, Butch Prine Jr. 201300, Clint Harting 245, Matt Hoffman 207-203, Lee Schimmoller 216, Jr Valvano 202-205, Rick Schuck 210, Frank Miller 227-220-256, Dave Jessee 214-202, Tom Stevenson 202, Sean Hulihan 201-212, Lenny Hubert 215231, Don Rice 216-222, Brian Gossard 247-259, Shawn Allemeier 232-210, Phil Austin 203-219, Bruce VanMetre 223, Kyle Profit 226-238, Ben Jones 227. Men over 550 Jeff Rode 593, Dave Knepper 580, Travis Sherrick 655, Tony Hire 618, Shawn Stabler 601, Jeff Kreischer 637, Butch Prine Jr. 694, Clint Harting 622, Matt Hoffman 591, Shane Schimmoller 557, Lee Schimmoller 561, Jr Valvano 573, Rick Schuck 552, Frank Miller 703, John Jones 582, Dave Jessee 579, Sean Hulihan 566, Lenny Hubert 637, Don Rice 631, Brian Gossard 671, Shawn Allemeier 642, Phil Austin 613, Bruce VanMetre 592, Kyle Profit 651, Ben Jones 577. Thursday National Jan. 3, 2013 Westrich 12-4 Erin’s Dream Team 12-4 C B 97 10-6 D R C Big Dogs 10-6 Bowersock Hauling 10-6 First Federal 8-8 K-M Tire 6-10 Wannemachers 6-10 V F W, 14-4-12 Men over 200 Jeff Lawrence 244, Warren Mason 222-214, Dan Kleman 207-224, Chuck Verhoff 226, Dave Miller 256-224, Frank Miller 225-228-218, Tim Koester 215221, Doug Milligan Sr. 208-236-244, Brad Thornburgh 268-211-227, Lenny Hubert 252-212, Sean Hulihan 210, Brian Gossard 217, Kevin Decker 234223, Rob Ruda 278-206-226, Ray Geary 225-224, Dan Wilhelm 204-237, Mark Biedenharn 202-211, Dave Moenter 203-202-204, Jason Mahlie 279-237, Brian Schaadt 256-237, Don Eversole 211-234, Bruce VanMetre 201-232-222, John Jones 266, Jerry Mericle 233-210, Jason Wagoner 227-222-208, Doug Milligan Jr. 236. Men over 550 Jeff Lawrence 575, Warren Mason 628, Dan Kleman 621, Dick Mowery 556, Chuck Verhoff 553, Dave Miller 664, Frank Miller 671, Tim Koester 607, Doug Milligan Sr. 688, Ted Wells 569, Brad Thornburgh 706, Lenny Hubert 643, Brian Gossard 572, Kevin Decker 631, Rob Ruda 710, Ray Geary 598, Dan Wilhelm 641, Mark Biedenharn 601, Dave Moenter 609, Jason Mahlie 712, Brian Schaadt 651, Don Eversole 629, Bruce VanMetre 655, John Jones 610, Jerry Mericle 592, Jason Wagoner 657.

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CARROLL (2pt. 3pt. FT Pts.) White 4-8 0-0 5-6 13, Miller 4-7 0-6 0-1 8, Freiburger 3-3 0-1 0-0 6, Kalonji 1-2 0-0 0-0 2, Orr 0-1 0-1 2-2 2, Hammond 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Mallers 2-3 2-3 2-5 12, Gutierrez 1-1 0-1 0-0 2. VAN WERT Markward 0-1 0-1 0-0 0, Smith 2-8 1-10 3-4 10, Hurless 2-4 1-3 4-6 11, Bidlack 3-6 0-0 0-0 6, Wolford 1-2 0-0 1-1 3, K. Keber 1-2 0-0 0-1 2, Ray 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Holliday 0-1 2-4 3-6 9, N. Keber 0-0 0-0 0-0 0. Carroll 6 12 10 17 - 45 Van Wert 11 7 7 16 - 41 -----

White had a game-high 13 points for Carroll (6-8) and Mallers added 12. Van Wert (6-3) was led by Hurless, who scored 11 points, while Smith added 10 points and eight rebounds. Junior forward Matt Bidlack grabbed 10 rebounds to go along with six points. The Cougars return to action Friday when the travel to Elida to take on the Bulldogs.

ROUND 1 ST. JOHN’S 39, COLUMBUS GROVE 31 106: Tregg Keysor (C), void. 113: Double void. 120: Evan Mohler (S) pinned Garrett Hauenstein, 1:50. 126: Isaac Siefker (C), void. 132: Justin Siefker (S) pinned Eli Schroeder, 2:53. 138: Alex Haunhorst (S) pinned Christian Stechschulte, 2:39. 145: Austin Martin (S) pinned Tyler

Lady Knights dispel Pirates
By NICK JOHNSON DHI Correspondent sports@timesbulletin.com

CONVOY — The Crestview Lady Knight basketball team welcomed the Continental Lady Pirates to Crestview High School on Monday night in girls basketball action. The Lady Knights got a hard-fought 49-44 victory over the Lady Pirates. The first quarter started out slow for both teams, as neither scored double digits. The Lady Knights got four straight points from Kennis Mercer to give Crestview an 8-2 lead. Continental got a putback basket from Leva Weller to push the score to 8-5 to end the first. Continental started the second quarter with a quick basket from Paige Ordway to cut the Crestview lead to 8-7. The Lady Knights then went on a 10-0 run, including a 3-pointer from Mercer and a basket Lindsey Motycka, to push the score to 18-7, Crestview. The Lady Pirates got a 3-pointer and a layup from Taylor Williamson to decrease the Crestview lead to 18-13. The Lady Knights got a layup from Mariah Henry to go into halftime with a 23-15 lead. Continental started the second half hot as Williamson sank a 3-pointer and added another layup to go along with a Weller layup that put the score at 25-22, Crestview. The Lady Knights got seven points from Emily Bauer to end the third quarter and give Crestview a 34-24 lead. In the fourth quarter, Crestview used a Bauer layup and a Motycka layup to push the lead to 11, 41-30. With the score 44-35, the Lady Pirates went on a 7-0

Jefferson junior high splits games

The Jefferson seventhgrade boys basketball team defeated Paulding Tuesday night 38-30 to improve to 6-0 (3-0 NWC) on the year. Scoring for the Wildcats were: Brenen Auer (20), Trey Gossman (7), Caleb Lucas (5), Alex Rode (4) and Tyler Bratton (2). However, the eighth-graders lost 25-20 to Paulding to drop to 3-3 (1-2 NWC). Scoring for the Wildcats were: Drew Reiss (12), Jace Stockwell (5), Eli Edie (2), Ben Curth (2) and Cole Arroyo (1).

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NEW YORK (AP) — American International Group Inc. said Tuesday its board of directors will weigh whether to take part in a shareholder lawsuit against the government over its $182 billion bailout of the insurer. If AIG decides to join the complaint, which seeks $25 billion in damages, it would pit the company against the government that rescued it in 2008 from collapsing under the weight of huge losses on mortgage-backed securities and other toxic assets. AIG said that its directors will meet today and should have a decision by the end of the month. Starr International Co. Inc., the investment firm of former AIG CEO Maurice Greenberg, filed the lawsuit in November 2011 on behalf of the firm and AIG shareholders. The complaint, filed in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, says that the government didn’t compensate shareholders fairly when it took a nearly 80 percent stake in the insurer as part of its bailout. As a result, the government violated the Constitution, Starr claims. AIG said that, by law, its board must consider three options: take over the lawsuit and pursue the claims on its own; attempt to prevent the claims from being pursued by Starr; or, allow Starr to continue to pursue the complaint on AIG’s behalf. The insurer noted that, if it decides not to let Starr pursue its claims on the company’s behalf, Starr would likely challenge the move. Under that scenario, if Starr won the case, AIG would not receive any damages or portion of a potential settlement. The Court of Federal Claims denied a request by the U.S. to dismiss the lawsuit, which means the case will go forward regardless of AIG’s participation. The government came to the rescue of AIG in September 2008, at the depths of the financial meltdown. The New York company did business with hundreds of firms around the world, and officials feared its collapse would wreck the financial system. All told, AIG’s bailout was the largest of the Wall Street rescue packages. Since the financial meltdown, AIG has undergone a restructuring that has cut its size nearly in half. Its aim is to focus the company on its core insurance operations. In November, AIG reported a third-quarter profit of nearly $2 billion thanks to strength in its insurance operations and investment returns. In the same period a year earlier it lost $4 billion. The Treasury Department announced last month that it sold all of its remaining shares in AIG, ending up with $22.7 billion more than it funneled to the company during the height of the financial crisis. Shares of AIG closed Tuesday down 28 cents at $35.65. Over the last 12 months, however, the stock is up more than 50 percent.

K&M Tire purchases Michigan Tire & Wheel
Information submitted K&M Tire Inc., a wholesale tire distributor based in Delphos, acquired Michigan Tire & Wheel of Crystal, Michigan, on Dec. 21. The acquisition furthers the expansion of K&M Tire in Michigan, which has locations in the Detroit and Grand Rapids area. This is the third acquisition of 2012 for K&M Tire. Earlier in 2012, the tire distributor purchased a warehouse in the Kansas City area and two Reliable Tire locations in Dallas and Houston, Texas. Following the purchase, Steve Hubler of Michigan Tire & Wheel, joined the K&M Tire team. Cheryl Gossard, vice president of K&M Tire, emphasized the importance of retaining Steve Hubler, as this will help ensure a seamless transition, and his industry knowledge will help grow the sales in Michigan for K&M Tire. “We are pleased to have the opportunity to acquire such a solid company. We appreciate the approach they take with the relationships with their customers and believe this change will positively benefit their customers by making additional tires available to them,” he said. Michigan Tire & Wheel opened its doors in 1986. The company distributed Bridgestone, Firestone, Fuzion, Dayton, Carlisle, and

MPH merges with Telephone Service Company
Information submitted Middle Point Home Telephone Company (“MPH”) announced Tuesday that it has entered into a merger agreement with Wapakoneta-based Telephone Service Company (“TSC”). TSC will acquire MPH, and MPH shareholders will be paid cash for their shares. The agreement is subject to customary terms and conditions and is expected to be finalized in the first quarter of 2013. TSC is owned by Hanson Communications Inc, which is a family-owned communications company with operations in Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio and South Dakota. MPH will be the second acquisition in Ohio by Hanson Communications since acquiring TSC in June of 2007. MPH was formed in 1903 from the merger of The Middle Point Telephone Company and Middle Point Southern Telephone Company and has continuously served the local area since that time. The principal shareholders of the company have been the Pollock family since the very early 1900s. Gressley, Kaplin & Parker, LLP served as the company’s legal advisor in the transaction. TSC began business in 1895 in Wapakoneta and has expanded services into St. Marys, Lima and surrounding areas. The merger of MPH and TSC will give Hanson Communications the capability to directly serve customers via their fiber optic network in Allen, Auglaize and Van Wert counties. The combined enterprise will be well-positioned to compete and grow by offering the broadest range of products and services in the telecommunications industry.

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DEAR BRUCE: It may seem trivial to be asking this question, as there are so many people out there having such a hard time, but I do have a concern about my granddaughter. When she turns 18, her trust will expire, at which time she will be able to withdraw in excess of $1 million that was left to her by her deceased father. Obviously, my daughter doesn’t want her to have immediate access to this money and blow it; she would like to know how to invest it for her. Any suggestions? -Reader, via email The Hanson family’s DEAR READER: Leaving this amount involvement in telecommuniof money to someone at the tender age of 18 cations dates back to 1951, was an incredible exercise in poor judgment. when Wes Hanson started in Far too many times, kids who are left with the business in his home town excessive amounts of money when they are of Clarkfield, Minnesota. little grow up to be young adults who you wish From this start, the Hanson could not get their hands on the money. family’s interests in telecomFor example, if the money was left to them munications have expanded to when they were 10 and they spent the next the point where the company eight years hanging out with the wrong crowd, is the 54th largest telecom- stealing, doing drugs, etc., there’s a whole list munications company in the of things that could go wrong. The last thing United States with over 20,000 you’d want is for kids like this to have this access lines, 9,300 cable tele- kind of money. vision customers and 10,000 You, your daughter and your granddaughter broadband customers. should sit down with a trained and “Both companies have a recommended financial adviser. You will have strong history of communi- to trust the adviser to know where the money ty support and service and should go. That is the best thing for all parties. MPH will be in good hands I wish you well. under the new ownership” DEAR BRUCE: My mother purchased commented Chad Pollock, six acres of land about 60 years ago outside President of MPH. “Hanson of Richmond, Va. There were eight children; Communications has been now there are only five. My parents have since operating telephone compa- passed away, and now we siblings want to sell nies for over 60 years and four of the six acres. since their acquisition of TSC One of my brothers says that when we have proven their commit- sell this property, we will have to give the children of our deceased siblings a share of ment to Ohio customers.” The merger is subject the proceeds. I don’t see why we would. Who to regulatory approval and is right? -- Reader, via email DEAR READER: Who owns this satisfaction of certain conditions contained in the merger property now? When your parents died, what, if anything, was done with the land? Was it agreement. transferred to you? Is it still in an active estate? What did your parents’ will, if there was one, In 1958, the nuclear- say about passing on the acreage if one or powered submarine Nautilus more of the heirs had died? All of these things became the first vessel to cross have to be answered. If the remaining five siblings have this the North Pole underwater. property in their names now, Being HARASSED by other things DEBT COLLECTOR CALLS? being equal, I don’t see any Under Federal Law, You Can STOP THE CALLS and obligation to Make Them PAY YOU and It Won't Cost You a Penny! share, other than some moral AND YOU DO NOT HAVE TO FILE BANKRUPTCY obligation to the children of Listen to Free Recorded Message 24 Hrs/Day your deceased Call: 1-888-484-2104 (TOLL FREE) siblings.
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If you want to get back to me with more detailed answers to my questions above, I can delve into this a little further with you. DEAR BRUCE: My husband became very ill a few years ago. He went and saw an attorney, brought home some paperwork and I signed it. He died shortly after. I now find out that what I signed was a quitclaim deed. I have no idea what that is and what we did. Is this something I should have signed? -- L.P., via email DEAR L.P.: A quitclaim is simply someone giving up their rights -- not necessarily their responsibilities -- in a piece of property. If a mortgage is still in place, they are still responsible for it, but they no longer have rights. You didn’t indicate to whom the quitclaim deed was signed over; I’m hoping it was you. If not, you probably should consult an attorney to get it straightened out. DEAR BRUCE: My home has been in a trust for about five years. When my husband passed away, it was put in my name. Do I need to keep it in a trust; if so, for how long; and what are the benefits of doing so? -- P.R., via email DEAR P.R.: I don’t know the answer as to whether your house has to be kept in a trust. Without details about your financial life, no one could give you a straight answer. Why was your name put on the trust five years ago? Was that part of your husband’s directions in a will or some other instrument, or did he do it before passing away? In general, I don’t see any reason for a home to be in a trust, but there may be some very substantial circumstances in your life that would make this a good move. Before doing anything, you should sit down with competent counsel and find out exactly what would happen in terms of taxes, etc., if you took your home out of the trust, and perhaps its effect on other obligations in your life. Then you can make an intelligent judgment.
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By JILL LAWLESS The Associated Press LONDON — Historical biopic “Lincoln” leads the race for the British Academy Film Awards, with 10 nominations including best picture and best actor — but nothing for director Steven Spielberg. Epic musical “Les Miserables” and boy-meetstiger saga “Life of Pi” received nine nominations each today for Britain’s equivalent of the Oscars. James Bond adventure “Skyfall” got eight — rare awards recognition for an action movie — and Iran hostage thriller “Argo” took seven. “Lincoln” focuses on the last months in the life of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, as he struggled to end the Civil War and pass a constitutional amendment banning slavery. Britain’s Daniel Day-Lewis is nominated for leading actor for his uncanny embodiment of the iconic president, and there are supporting nominations for Sally Field as his wife Mary Todd Lincoln and Tommy Lee Jones as abolitionist firebrand Thaddeus Stevens. The best picture nominees are “Lincoln,” “Les Miserables,” “Life of Pi,” “Argo” and Osama bin Laden thriller “Zero Dark Thirty.” “Les Miserables” is also a contender in the separate category of best British film, alongside “Anna Karenina,” “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Seven Psychopaths” and “Skyfall.” “Les Mis” producer Tim Bevan said he was pleased with the movie’s nine nominations, but surprised director Tom Hooper didn’t make the shortlist. “Steven Spielberg wasn’t nominated for best director for ‘Lincoln,’ which tops the list, so it just goes to show how wide open it is this year,” he said. Ben Affleck is nominated both as director of “Argo” and as its leading actor. The other male acting contenders are Day-Lewis, Bradley Cooper for “Silver Linings Playbook,” Hugh Jackman for “Les Miserables” and Joaquin Phoenix for “The Master.” “Skyfall” star Daniel Craig was snubbed, but the film received supporting acting nominations for Judi Dench’s spy chief and Javier Bardem’s scene-stealing baddie. The best-actress shortlist includes 85-year-old “Amour” star Emmanuelle Riva — who was nominated for the same prize 52 years ago for “Hiroshima, Mon Amour” — Jennifer Lawrence for “Silver Linings Playbook,” Jessica Chastain for “Zero Dark Thirty,” Marion Cotillard for “Rust and Bone” and Helen Mirren for “Hitchcock.” Mirren said it had been wonderful to play Hitchcock’s wife in Sacha Gervasi’s film. “Alma Reville was more than Hitchcock’s wife, in many ways she was his muse, his assistant, his editor and more, and I am proud to have had the opportunity to portray her,” Mirren said. Besides Affleck, the heavyweight best-director list includes, Michael Haneke for Cannes Film Festival prizewinner “Amour,” Quentin Tarantino for “Django Unchained,” Ang Lee for “Life of Pi” and Kathryn Bigelow for “Zero Dark Thirty.” Poignant old-age portrait “Amour” is up for best foreign-language film, along with Norway’s “Headhunters,” Denmark’s “The Hunt” and French films “Rust and Bone” and “Untouchable.” The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on Feb. 10, two weeks before the Hollywood awards.

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Bob squeezed into his seat at the Liars’ Table at the Blue Moon Diner and announced that this year he was sticking to his New Year’s resolution. He had joined a gym. This was a new one. Most years he resolved the normal things: to lose weight, or quit drinking, or quit smoking, or quit betting on college football, or quit cheating on his taxes, or finally clean out his garage and sell all the stuff on eBay. And they never happened. We were all kind of stunned that he had gone so far as to join a gym. We all agreed it was a good idea, because exercise keeps you young. “Yes,” said Jackson. “Sixty is the new 59. I’m kind of sorry I had to quit going.” Jackson is the only one of our group who belongs to a gym and exercises regularly. The rest of us are just average slobs. “You quit?” Bob asked. “But you were the reason I joined. You kept saying how it had helped your back and how you’d lost weight and how well you felt, and now you tell me you’ve quit! What is going on?” “It was a lot of things,” Jackson said. “But mainly it was all the babies.” “Just because some people act childish doesn’t mean you should quit. You love that place,” Bob said. “I mean real babies, of the very small child type. I got out of the pool one day and

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Review: Aereo makes it tempting to cut cable TV
By ANICK JESDANUN The Associated Press NEW YORK — Broadcast networks make many of their shows available on the Internet, but you usually have to wait at least a day after an episode airs on television. A subscription service called Aereo breaks those shackles and makes network programs available right away. That sounds too good to be true, and in a sense it is. First, it works only in New York City for now, though Aereo said Tuesday that it will expand to 22 more U.S. cities this spring. Its channel selection is limited to 29 over-theair channels and Bloomberg TV. It doesn’t include the other cable networks I frequently watch. The biggest caveat is the fact that broadcast networks are suing to shut it down. More on that later. Aereo is no fly-by-night pirate operation. The startup is backed by big money and a big name — media billionaire Barry Diller. Aereo believes what it is doing is legal. It has created tiny antennas, each the size of a dime. The company stuffs thousands of them into small boxes at its data center in Brooklyn. When you’re ready to watch a show, you are assigned one of those antennas, as if you had your own antenna on your roof. You get a second one, too, if you want to record something to watch later. You can also record both shows for later. Shows you watch live or record for later viewing are streamed over the Internet to a Web browser. A day pass costs $1 and gives you 10 days to watch up to three hours of recorded shows. You can pay $8 a month for unlimited live viewing and 20 hours of storage, or $12 for 40 hours. Or you can pay $80 for a full year and 40 hours. That annual price is less than what I pay my cable company for TV each and every month. It’s a great deal for people who mostly watch broadcast television and not a lot of sports. I’ve been trying out Aereo since September to record and watch all sorts of programs on Aereo — both highbrow shows such as “Downton Abbey” and guilty-pleasure ones such as “Revenge.” Service is now available on Mac and Windows computers, iPhones, iPads, Apple TV and Roku’s set-top box. The company says access on Android devices should come this year. You can watch on up to five devices, meaning you can start watching on your desktop at home and continue where you left off on an iPhone while waiting for the bus. Two people can watch different shows at once, but not the same show on different devices. To get started, simply flip through an interactive program guide, similar to the kind you’d see on TiVo or a digital video recorder from your cable or satellite TV company. You can also search for specific shows or keywords. Typing in “Giants” pulled up shows on the football team and giant animals. Once you come across a show you’re interested in, simply choose “Watch” or “Record.” Watching “live” is actually delayed by several seconds because of the time it takes to convert signals into Internet data and send to you, so don’t make any impromptu sports bets. If you choose to record a show, you can do it for just that one episode, for new episodes only or for everything including reruns. Keep in mind that “everything” means everything. I managed to record some PBS shows multiple times — filling up my 40-hour allotment — because of repeats overnight. To watch a recorded show, simply choose it from a list. Like most video players, Aereo lets you jump to any portion of a show, so you can watch just the ending or go back a third of the way in.

was relaxing in the whirlpool spa when a group of women came in with babies in diapers and took them into the pool. It spoiled the whole thing for me.” “What’s the matter with babies learning to swim? I hear they like it,” Bob said. “Did you read that in one of your men’s magazines?” someone asked. “I’ve seen that,” Jackson said, “and maybe it is good for them, but not for me. I don’t want to swim in a diaper bucket.” “But they make them wear plastic pants over the diapers, don’t they?” Bob asked. “And you think that works? Have you ever held a baby? They’re toxic. I’d wear a hazmat suit before I’d pick one up again. Don’t get me wrong: I like babies, but I don’t want to swim in their droppings.” Except Jackson didn’t use the word “droppings.” “Don’t they put something in the water to kill, you know, accidents?” Bob asked, realizing that his gym membership was worth much less than it was five minutes ago. “Sure they do. And they keep putting in more. After a while, you’re not swimming in water, you’re swimming Depending on whether you in a science experiment. And watch in a small window or you think the chemicals they the full screen, you can replay put in there are any better the past 10 or 30 seconds or jump 30 seconds ahead — perfect to skip over one commercial. Aereo isn’t an on-demand service. So if you hadn’t recorded a show, you can’t go back to watch it. That’s where Hulu comes in. It typically offers the past five episodes of shows from NBC, ABC, Fox and the CW. Where Aereo is particularly useful is in filling the gaps — CBS and PBS, plus local programs such as the news. Aereo also lets you start watching even before a show ends, just like a regular DVR. Most shows on Hulu aren’t available until the next day, and those on Fox take more than a week unless you pay for a subscription. You get the same commercials that are shown over the air, and you can skip them. Hulu has different ads, which you can’t skip. Shows are available on Aereo until you delete them or run out of space, while Hulu drops the oldest episodes as new ones appear.

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for you than the diapers? It’s like swimming in a bottle of Purell.” Bob was not to be discouraged. “I’m not that big of a swimmer anyway. I’ll probably just use the weight room and then shower and sit in the whirlpool for a few hours to work out the kinks, the way you do. Or did.” “Did I forget to mention the showers?” Jackson asked. “Be careful not to step in the stuff that’s growing in the corners. I think it’s some kind of government-sponsored germ warfare experiment. Otherwise, someone would be cleaning it up. I guess they’re paying them not to. It’s the only explanation that makes sense.” “But you’re supposed to shower before you use the pool or the spa.” “I would shower after, too, if I were you -- with an antibacterial soap, and rinse off with a pressure washer. Sitting in that whirlpool is like being in a sewer. I don’t trust the old men who cook in it anymore than I trust the babies in diapers. At least rinse some of it off before you go home.” “So you really quit?” “And give up the swimming and the spa? You’ve got to be kidding,” Jackson said. “I couldn’t live without it. But I do make sure I get there before the babies.” (Jim Mullen’s newest book is called “Kill Me, Elmo: The Holiday Depression Fun Book.” You can reach him at JimMullenBooks.com.)

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Depardieu skips drunk driving hearing in France
PARIS (AP) — In the last three days, Gerard Depardieu met with Vladimir Putin to get Russian citizenship, got a prime seat at soccer’s biggest annual gala in Switzerland and dashed off to Montenegro to eye some real estate. But in all this whirlwind travel, he didn’t manage to show up at a Paris court Tuesday to face a hearing on drunken driving charges because, his lawyer said, he had a vital meeting abroad for an upcoming film. The 64-year-old French actor was in Montenegro meeting with the prime minister, it turns out. The lawyer insisted that Depardieu, who has threatened to renounce his French citizenship and turn in his passport and social security card, wasn’t trying to dodge justice. Still, the hearing on a relatively minor charge was elevated to criminal court. “I’m not escaping court or justice, I’m a Frenchman and will return to France,” Depardieu said at a joint news conference with the Montenegrin leader. “I’m not a criminal. I skidded on my scouter, I fell asleep. Even if I eat a salad with too much vinegar, I already have too much alcohol in my blood.” Depardieu’s battles against the French government and French justice began nearly at the same time. In November, he fell off his scooter in Paris and was charged with drunken driving. The following week, the mayor of a Belgian border town announced that the man whose roles in 150 films have all but defined French drama had set up house there to avoid rising French taxes. The prime minister’s new epithet for Depardieu “pathetic” - set the actor off again. In an open letter in

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Luke Bryan is joining Blake Shelton to co-host the 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards. The Academy also says in a Tuesday news release that this year’s show will be held April 7 and Brad Paisley will host the ACM Fan Jam, a satellite event held simultaneously with the awards show. Bryan replaces Reba McEntire. She served as host

mid-December, Depardieu said the country he loved was no longer home to him. “I’m leaving because you believe that success, creativity, in fact, differences should be punished,” he wrote. “I won’t cast a stone at (people) who have cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes or too much alcohol or those who fall asleep on their scooter: I am one of them, as you dear media outlets like so much to repeat.” On Saturday, he received a Russian passport directly from Putin; on Monday he appeared at the FIFA awards ceremony in Zurich. And on Tuesday he was in Montenegro, apparently looking at property and meeting with the prime minister. “I’m not a collector of passports, I’m a citizen of Europe and I hope to be a citizen of the world,” he said, as he stood with Montenegro Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic and showed his Russian passport. “I owe nothing to the French state.”

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DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m a man in my early 50s. Lately, my sex drive isn’t what it used to be. Plus, I’m irritable and depressed. Could I have low testosterone? DEAR READER: Yes, you could, but that’s not the only possible explanation of your symptoms. There are some rare diseases that can cause very low blood levels of testosterone and a host of symptoms. I won’t be talking about those in this column. Instead, I’m talking about a more common condition. Testosterone is the major sex hormone in men. As men get older, testosterone production falls. If it falls low enough, it can cause some of the symptoms you described. Testosterone plays a number of important roles, even after puberty. It affects muscle size and strength, bone growth and strength, sex drive (libido), sperm production and mood. A cascade of chemical signals leads to the production of testosterone. One part of the brain (the hypothalamus) sends a signal to another part (the pituitary gland). The pituitary gland then relays signals to the testes to produce testosterone. As blood levels of testosterone rise, a “feedback loop” kicks in: When levels rise high enough, the brain temporarily shuts down the signals that lead to more testosterone. When blood levels fall, the brain turns the signals back on. During teenage years and early in adult life, this signaling system works fine. However, for reasons we don’t understand, as men get older the pituitary gland sends fewer signals and the testes produce less testosterone. It’s similar to what happens during menopause in women, when the brain stops signaling the ovaries to make female hormones. In fact, some experts call this reduction in testosterone, and the symptoms it can cause, “andropause.” The main symptoms of andropause include: -- low sex drive; -- low energy; -- erectile dysfunction (difficulty having an erection); -- decreased muscle mass. There are many other causes of these symptoms. For example, men start losing muscle mass as they get older, even if their testosterone levels are normal. And depression is a common cause of low sex drive, low energy and erectile dysfunction. In fact, most men with these symptoms have causes other than low testosterone. However, if a man with these symptoms has low blood levels of testosterone, and if these symptoms improve when a man is given testosterone replacement, he is probably experiencing andropause.

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Girlfriend’s son may need boundaries

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2013 In the coming months, spend the necessary time and effort to gain the material security vital to both your pet projects and your workaday endeavors. If you’re prepared for anything, you’ll be able to handle everything. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Even though you mean well, back off if a friend starts hinting that you’re being too inquisitive. You pal is anxious to confide in you, but must do so in his or her own good time. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- In order to gain the cooperation of a friend, you must first show willingness to compromise. You need to be able to bend a little, or you’ll never get what you want. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- A failure on your part to appreciate an associate’s point of view could create some severe friction between the two of you. Make it a point to see things from another point of view. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -This is not a day to make an impulsive gamble, even if you think it would expedite matters for you. It won’t. Stick to the straight and narrow, even if it takes more time. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- As long as you don’t make negative assumptions, some pleasant experiences can be in the offing. Conversely, if you anticipate having a bum time, that’s what’s going to happen. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Attitude is everything, especially where your career or work is concerned. Whatever you do, don’t make your responsibilities more difficult than they really are. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- It’s especially important that you don’t make any purchases -- be they big or small -- rashly. Check all available sources before spending your money on a big-ticket item. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- The chances that you’ll fulfill a personal ambition are pretty good, but you must make sure that you don’t handle things in a self-serving fashion, which would ruffle a few feathers. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -Unless you openly discuss things that have bugged you lately, they could fester in your brainpan. Instead of suffering in silence, expose what ails you to the light of day. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -Money matters could be a mixed bag for you at present. Although you are likely to make a wrong move that’ll cost you money, you’ll have a chance to rectify it later, if you’re smart enough. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -Provided that associates feel you’re not trying to manipulate them, they’ll be willing to consider your directives. To be on the safe side, explain your intentions before you implement them. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- When you allow your emotions to override your sound logic, you become vulnerable to repeating past errors. Don’t fail to learn from experience.

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Dear Annie: I am a with her ashes. I told Vern I thought this 56-year-old male dating a woman with a 13-year-old was a little odd, but he said son. We plan to marry in the it would be disrespectful to put her ashes in a closet. near future. The boy has no relation- What do you think? — Secship with his father and is ond Wife Dear Wife: Vern was very fond of me, as I am of him. The problem is that he’s thoughtful enough to rea mama’s boy. I think he is move these photos from jealous of me. He competes your presence, and his office is his own for his mother’s private space. And attention and goes we can understand so far as to crawl why he wouldn’t into bed with us want to stick the in the morning in urn in a closet. You order to snuggle can gently encourwith her. When we age Vern to scatsit on the sofa, he ter his late wife’s joins us and places ashes somewhere his mother’s arm that has signifiaround his neck cance for him or as if to say, “Hey, ask whether he’d what about me?” I’ve tried to ig- Annie’s Mailbox like to bury them. But if he is resisnore this behavior, but it is starting to wear on tant, we suggest you leave me. My girlfriend sees noth- this alone. Neither the phoing wrong with it, saying tos nor the ashes are in your they have always been close shared space. You have no and it’s always been just the reason to be jealous. Dear Annie: “Frustrated two of them. But I think this isn’t quite right. I want her in Michigan” said she sent her college-aged nieces very son to grow up a bit. I raised three children generous checks and didn’t and never experienced this get a thank-you note. She type of thing with my kids. then called the mother of I feel she needs to do some- one of the recipients to see thing to curb this behavior. whether it had been lost. The Am I being insecure or ter- check was then cashed, but ritorial or something? I love still no thank-you note. In a situation like this, I my girlfriend and don’t want this to be an issue, but I have wonder whether the giver is no idea what to do. Any sug- begging for attention. The gestions? — Don’t Want a gift was unsolicited. It almost seems as if the nieces Contest Dear Contest: Many are saying, “No, thanks, boys at 13 are still chil- I’d rather do this myself.” dren, and the cuddling with I have been the recipient Mommy is not indicative of of unasked-for gifts, and an aberration. However, this they almost always come is also a time when Mom with strings attached. — No should be setting sensible Strings for Me Dear Strings: If a gift boundaries and gently diswith unwanted couraging too much intima- comes cy. Some boys can confuse strings, it need only be retheir love for Mom with turned — along with a note their developing sexual feel- of thanks. But not to send ings. Please approach this any acknowledgement at all carefully. Suggest that the is extremely inconsiderate. two of you talk to the boy’s pediatrician about appropriate behavior, and make sure your girlfriend understands that her son’s long-term best interests must take precedence. For information and assistance, we suggest the National Stepfamily Resource Center at stepfamilies.info. Dear Annie: I married a wonderful widower nine months ago. We are both in our 60s, and he treats me like a queen. “Vern’s” previous marriage of 34 years was a great one. When we married, he had lots of photos of his late wife. He thoughtfully removed them, but what upsets me is that he put a lot of them, including their wedding picture, in his home office where he spends 40 hours a week. Worse, the centerpiece of his bookshelves is the urn

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BY BRIAN SKOLOFF The Associated Press TUCSON, Ariz. — The second anniversary of the rampage that wounded Gabrielle Giffords included the customary solemn remembrances and chiming of bells to recall the victims of the tragedy. It also included a new role for the wounded former congresswoman as a national gun control advocate. Giffords and husband Mark Kelly announced Tuesday that they had formed a political action committee to prevent gun violence and bring changes to laws, such as requiring comprehensive background check for firearms sales. They outlined the effort in an editorial in USA Today and in an interview on ABC News that also provided a new glimpse at Giffords’ recovery since she was shot in the head two years ago by a mentally ill gunman. She does speech and physical therapy and yoga. She has a service dog named Nelson that helps her keep balance and guides her. She recently gained more movement in her right foot and can walk faster. She still struggles with her vision, especially on her periphery. She said family is what makes her the happiest. Giffords struggled to speak in complete sentences, but provided several one-word answers to anchor Diane Sawyer in describing her recovery and response to the shootings in Tucson and Connecticut. She used the word “enough” to react to the thought of children getting killed in a classroom. She said “daggers” to recount her tense, face-to-face encounter with shooter Jared Lee Loughner at his November sentencing. She said “sad” to describe his mental illness. She is frustrated that her recovery has not progressed more quickly. Kelly and Giffords wrote in the op-ed that their Americans for Responsible Solutions initiative would help raise money to support greater gun control efforts and take on the powerful gun lobby. “Achieving reforms to reduce gun violence and prevent mass shootings will mean matching gun lobbyists in their reach and resources,” the couple wrote. The anniversary also allowed Tucson residents to see firsthand the nation’s gun debate play out in a busy parking lot outside a police station. On one side was a councilman who supports gun control leading an effort to give $50 grocery store gift cards to anyone who turned in their firearms to police. Police documented each gun, took down names of those dropping them off and checked to be sure they were legal before loading them into a truck for destruction. On the other side was an event organized by a state senator that turned into an open, unregulated and legal marketplace for firearms. A few hundred feet away, men holding signs reading “Cash for Guns” bought rifles and handguns. No paperwork, no questions asked. “We have a fundamental hole in the private sales of guns. You can walk up right in front of a cop and buy a gun, no background check, nothing,” said Councilman Steve Kozachik, who led the gift card program. “How much more flawed can the system be?” The people who bought guns from each other declined repeated requests for comments. The senator and gun rights advocate didn’t stay at the event, but earlier said he was angered by the timing of Kozachik’s event and that paying $50 for a gun was such little money that it amounted to theft. About 200 firearms, many of them old, some inoperable, were turned in during the event, police said. They were set to be destroyed later in the day. Kozachik said he handed out about $10,000 worth of Safeway grocery gift cards. Giffords’ announcement about her foray into the gun control debate brought back memories from the 1980s, when Jim and Sarah Brady formed the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Brady, then-President Ronald Reagan’s press secretary, was wounded in the 1981 presidential assassination attempt by a mentally ill gunman. Brady’s organization has been among the most vocal champions of gun control since

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Wife says poisoned lottery Newest state legislature has 3 charged lawmakers BY SOPHIA TAREEN to Illinois as it struggles to address some ers put Smith back in office. He pleaded winner had no enemies The Associated Press of the most serious financial problems in not guilty to allegations he accepted a
BY JASON KEYSER The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — The wife of a Chicago lottery winner who was poisoned with cyanide said Tuesday she was devastated by his death and cannot believe her husband could have had enemies. Shabana Ansari spoke to The Associated Press a day after news emerged that Urooj Khan, 46, died from cyanide poisoning in July. Prosecutors, Chicago police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating Khan’s death as a homicide, but they have not given any details or announced any suspects. Ansari would not talk about the circumstances of her husband’s death, saying it was too painful to recall. She described Khan as a hard-working and generous man who would send money to orphanages in their native India. “I was shattered. I can’t believe he’s no longer with me,” said the short, soft-spoken Ansari, standing in one of three dry-cleaning businesses her husband started after immigrating to the U.S. from India in 1989. Khan’s death on July 20 was initially ruled a result of natural causes. But a relative’s request for a deeper look resulted in the startling conclusion months later that Kahn was killed with the poison as he was about to collect $425,000 in winnings. “I don’t think anyone would have a bad eye for him or that he had any enemy,” said Ansari, adding that she continues to work at the dry cleaner out of a desire to honor her husband and the businesses he built. Ansari, 32, moved to the U.S. from India after marrying Khan 12 years ago. She said she hopes the truth will come out and that she has spoken with police detectives about the case. Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy told reporters Tuesday that he had never seen anything like Khan’s case in his 32 years of policing in New York, New Jersey and now Chicago. “So, I’m not going to say that I’ve seen everything,” McCarthy said. Authorities plan to exhume Khan’s body in the next few weeks in hopes they might be able to test additional tissue samples and bolster evidence if the case goes to trial. “It’s always good if and when the case goes to trial to have as much data as possible,” said Cook County Medical Examiner Stephen Cina. He added that he did not believe additional testing would change the conclusion that Khan was a homicide victim, saying those comprehensive toxicology results were validated in the lab. “Based on the investigative information we have now and the (toxicology results), we’re comfortable where we are right now,” he said. Khan and his wife were born in Hyderabad, India, and their story is a typical immigrant’s tale of settling in a new land with big dreams and starting a business. Their 17-yearold daughter, Jasmeen, is a student here. SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — When Illinois’ new General Assembly takes the oath of office today, the state that’s still struggling to rebuild its image after two consecutive governors went to prison will set yet another precedent of sorts: Three sitting lawmakers facing criminal charges. Illinois is no stranger to dramatic headlines about the nexus of politics and crime in its highest offices — most recently former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s conviction for attempting to sell Barack Obama’s former U.S. Senate seat. But experts and capitol veterans can’t recall a comparable circumstance for state legislators since the early 1970s, when several were rounded up in a bribery trial involving cement trucks. The allegations against the three officials vary widely: bribery, bank fraud and trying to bring a gun onto a plane. But experts say that while the charges differ, the accumulation and timing is damaging its history. “All this does is confirm those negative, cynical opinions that are out there,” said Kent Redfield, a University of Illinois at Springfield political scientist. “Part of that reputation is well deserved, ... but if you’re trying to get citizens of Illinois to accept the legitimacy of the process you need as much credibility and trust as you can muster. That’s in pretty low supply in state government currently.” The three legislators, former Rep. Derrick Smith, Rep. La Shawn Ford and Sen. Donne Trotter, are Chicago Democrats. But that’s where the similarities end. Unlike Blagojevich and former Gov. George Ryan, who were accused of abusing their powers, only one of the cases involves political corruption. Smith, who was appointed, was arrested on bribery charges and expelled from office in August, the first such expulsion in more than a century. In November vot-

then, but it remains to be seen whether Giffords’ group can better compete against the National Rifle Association and its huge fundraising and political clout. The NRA spent at least $24 million in the 2012 election cycle, including $16.8 million through its political action committee and $7.5 million through its affiliated Institute for Legislative Action. By comparison, the Brady Campaign spent around $5,800. And when it comes to direct lobbying of lawmakers, the NRA was also dominant. Through July 1, the NRA spent $4.4 million to lobby Congress, compared with the Brady Campaign’s $60,000. “This country is known for using its determination and ingenuity to solve problems, big and small. Wise policy has conquered disease, protected us from dangerous products and substances, and made transportation safer,” Giffords and Kelly wrote. “But when it comes to protecting our communities from gun violence, we’re not even trying — and for the worst of reasons.” As a House member, Giffords was a centrist Democrat who represented much of liberalleaning Tucson but also more conservative, rural areas. She supported gun rights and owned a Glock pistol. The couple said they still own two guns that are locked in a safe at their house.

Milder temperatures ease Australian wildfire fears National “If you look at its extent, 100 people haven’t been BY ROD McGUIRK Cathedral to its duration, its intensity, it accounted for since last week The Associated Press destroyed around signifiperform same- COOMA, Australia — is arguably the mosthistory,” when a firein the Tasmanian 90 homes cant in Australia’s of added. across sex weddings Record temperatures cooled he With today’s cool-down in townstate Dunalley, east of the capital of Hobart. southern Australia
BY BRETT ZONGKER The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Washington National Cathedral, where the nation gathers to mourn tragedies and celebrate new presidents, will soon begin performing samesex marriages. Cathedral officials tell The Associated Press the church will be among the first Episcopal congregations to implement a new rite of marriage for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender members. The church will announce its new policy today. As the nation’s most prominent church, the decision carries huge symbolism. The 106-year-old cathedral has long been a spiritual center for the nation, hosting presidential inaugural services and funerals for Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford. It draws hundreds of thousands of visitors. In light of the legality of same-sex marriage in the District of Columbia and now Maryland, the Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, the Episcopal bishop of Washington, decided in December to allow an expansion of the Christian marriage sacrament. The diocese covers the district and four counties in Maryland. The change is allowed under a “local option” granted by the church’s General Convention, church leaders said. Each priest in the diocese can then decide whether to perform same-sex unions. The Very Rev. Gary Hall, the cathedral’s dean, said performing same-sex marriages is an opportunity to break down barriers and build a more inclusive community “that reflects the diversity of God’s world.” “I read the Bible as seriously as fundamentalists do,” Hall told the AP. “And my reading of the Bible leads me to want to do this because I think it’s being faithful to the kind of community that Jesus would have us be.” Celebrating same-sex weddings is important beyond the Episcopal Church, Hall said. Church debate is largely settled on the matter, allowing for local decisions, he said. The move is also a chance to influence the nation. today, reducing the danger from scores of raging wildfires but likely bringing only a brief reprieve from the summer’s extreme heat and fire risk. Australia had its hottest day on record on Monday with a nationwide average of 40.33 degrees Celsius (104.59 degrees Fahrenheit), narrowly breaking a 1972 record of 40.17C (104.31F). Tuesday was the third hottest day at 40.11C (104.20F). Four of Australia’s hottest 10 days on record have been in 2013. “There’s little doubt that this is a very, very extreme heat wave event,” Bureau of Meteorology manager of climate monitoring and prediction David Jones said. BY PETER ENAV The Associated Press southern Australia, the national capital, Canberra, dropped from a high of 36C (97F) on Tuesday to 28C (82F) and Sydney dropped from 43C (109F) to 23C (73F). Jones expected that today would also rank among Australia’s hottest days when the national temperatures are calculated. That’s because the extreme heat has shifted from the heavier populated south to northern and central Australia. The bureau forecast above average temperatures for the remainder of summer, compounding the fire danger created by a lack of rain across central and southern Australia over the past six months. No deaths have been reported, although around

bribe in exchange for supporting what he thought was a day care center’s grant application. Smith hasn’t appeared publicly much since, though he’s expected in Springfield today. His attorney didn’t return messages. By state law, Smith can’t be expelled again for the same charges. Ford, re-elected in November, faces bank fraud charges. He allegedly made false statements to a bank to get an increase on a line of credit, saying he’d use the money to fix investment properties but using the funds for expenses like car loans and his 2006 campaign. He pleaded not guilty last month. Ford says the incident was a mistake. Trotter, a veteran lawmaker, was arrested when airport security workers found a gun in his bag. Trotter, who works in security, contends he simply forgot it was in his bag. He pleaded not guilty. His attorney didn’t return calls seeking comment.

RFK’s son sues NY nurses over maternity ward fight
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Taiwanese linguist races to save dying language
DAKANUA, Taiwan — Her eyes lit bright with concentration, Taiwanese linguist Sung Li-may leans in expectantly as one of the planet’s last 10 speakers of the Kanakanavu language shares his hopes for the future. “I am already very old,” says 80-year-old Mu’u Ka’angena, a leathery faced man with a tough, sinewy body and deeply veined hands. A light rain falls onto the thatched roof of the communal bamboo hut, and smoke from a dying fire drifts lazily up the walls, wafting over deer antlers, boar jawbones and ceremonial swords that decorate the interior like trophies from a forgotten time. “Every day I think: Can our language be passed down to the next generation? It is the deepest wish in my heart that it can be.” Kanakanavu, Sung says, has a lot more going for it than just its intrinsic value. It belongs to the same language family that experts believe spread from Taiwan 4,000 years ago, giving birth to languages spoken today by 400 million people in an arc extending from Easter Island off South America to the African island of Madagascar.

Today, police spokeswoman Lisa Stingel said it’s likely most of those people simply haven’t checked in with officials. Thousands of cattle and sheep as well as wildlife are suspected to have been killed. In Victoria state, north of Tasmania, a fire injured six people, destroyed four homes and caused the evacuation of the farming community of Carngham, Country Fire Authority operations officer Ian Morley said. Cooler conditions today brought relief to firefighters who would work through the day to build earth breaks to fully contain the fire ahead of warmer temperatures forecast for Friday, Morley said. “Taiwan is where it all starts,” says archaeologist Peter Bellwood, who with linguist Robert Blust developed the now widely accepted theory that people from Taiwan leveraged superior navigation skills to spread their Austronesian language far and wide. At least four of Taiwan’s 14 government-recognized aboriginal languages are still spoken by thousands of people, but a race is on to save the others from extinction. The youngest good speaker of Kanakanavu, also known as Southern Tsou, is 60, and the next youngest, 73.

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — A son of the late Robert F. Kennedy who was acquitted of criminal charges in a maternity ward scuffle is suing two nurses who said on TV that he hurt them. Douglas Kennedy is alleging defamation and malicious prosecution by nurses Cari Luciano and Anna Lane. He says their statements to police on NBC’s “Today” show held him up to “ridicule and scorn” and led to his prosecution. The lawsuit, filed Friday in White Plains, stems from Kennedy’s attempt a year ago to take his newborn son from Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco. He said he wanted the 2-day-old boy, Anthony Boru Kennedy, to get some fresh air. The nurses objected, however, and tried to block his way, then claimed he hurt them. Luciano said Kennedy kicked her; Lane said he twisted her arm. They testified at his trial, which ended with his acquittal in November on charges of child endangerment and physical harassment. The judge said that the baby was not in danger — except from the nurses’ actions — and that Kennedy didn’t demonstrate any intent to hurt them. In addition to the defamation and malicious prosecution charges, Kennedy accuses Luciano of assaulting him. His wife, Molly, accuses the nurses and the hospital of inflicting emotional distress. She also blames the hospital for a breach of the privacy of her medical records. And both Kennedys accuse the hospital of custodial interference. Kennedy’s lawyer, Gary Douglas, said Tuesday, “The spirit and intent of this suit is, in part, to discourage further invasions of privacy and defamatory personal attacks.” The nurses sued Kennedy soon after the acquittal, seeking $200,000 and accusing him of negligence, assault and battery, and causing them emotional and physical distress. Kennedy’s lawsuit does not specify damages. Elliot Taub, the nurses’ lawyer, said the Kennedy suit is “a sham, baseless, and nothing other than his attempt at retaliation. It’s his attempt to blame the victims.” Calls to the hospital weren’t immediately returned.

Answers to Monday’s questions: Otto Man, the boozed-up, burned out school bus driver on TV’s The Simpsons, has crashed his bus 15 times but he proudly boasts there were no fatalities. U.S. Highway 50 is known as Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C., and as Wyatt Earp Boulevard in Dodge City, Kansas. Today’s questions: What was the first wildlife featured on a U.S. postage stamp? What is the oldest corporation in the Western Hemisphere? Answers in Wednesday’s Herald. Today’s joke: A garage mechanic comes out to res-

cue a broken down car. Out of respect for other drivers, the mechanic leaves his hazards on while parked on the side of the road. The exhaust from the broken down car has fallen off and needs tying up before the car can be driven onto the mechanic’s trailer. The mechanic tells the car owner “As it is only 3 p.m. I should be able to have the car ready for you by 5 p.m.” At 5:10 p.m. the mechanic rings the car owner. “Sorry I didn’t ring you by 5 p.m. but I only got back to the garage 5 minutes ago.” “Why, what happened?” asked the car owner. “My vehicle battery went flat and I had to ring the garage to ask for another mechanic to come out and rescue me,” replied the mechanic.

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