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Monday, January 21, 2013
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Obama to be sworn in for second term
The Associated Press
Barack Obama went to
church on a sunny, historic
Monday, launching a day of
prayer, pledges and parties
as the country celebrated its
57th presidential inaugura-
tion and he began his encore
as chief executive.
Obama aims to set an opti-
mistic tone as he takes the
oath of office and delivers an
inaugural address to a divid-
ed nation seeking solutions
to economic woes at home
and conflict overseas. The
fanfare will extend across the
nations capital, including the
traditional inaugural parade
and a pair of glitzy formal
balls. Obama and his fam-
ily, along with Vice President
Joe Biden, arrived at St.
Johns Episcopal Church
on a crisp and clear morn-
ing in the nations capital.
Known as The Church of
the Presidents, St. Johns is
located just across from the
White House on the other
side of Lafayette Park. Pew
54 is known as the presi-
dents pew and is reserved
for the commander-in-chief
whenever he attends services.
The centerpiece of todays
festivities is Obamas inau-
gural address to the crowd
in Washington and millions
more watching on televi-
sion. The president will urge
lawmakers to find common
ground when they can, and
preview his second term
goals, including comprehen-
sive immigration reform,
stricter gun control laws,
and an end to the war in
What the inauguration
reminds us of is the role we
have as fellow citizens in
promoting a common good,
even as we carry out our indi-
vidual responsibilities that,
the sense that theres some-
thing larger than ourselves,
gives shape and meaning to
our lives, Obama said, pre-
viewing his address during
brief thank-you remarks to
donors at a reception Sunday
night. The mood surround-
ing Obamas second inaugu-
ral is more subdued than it
was four years ago, when the
swearing in of the nations
first black president drew 1.8
million people to the Mall.
Still, organizers were expect-
ing up to 700,000 to attend
todays events, which would
make it the largest second-
term inaugural in history.
The weather forecast was
encouraging, to a point. High
temperatures were predicted
for the lower 40s during the
day, with a slight chance of
rain and snow showers in the
afternoon and flurries later.
Security was tight across
Washington, with several
streets near the White House
and Capitol Hill closed off.
Humvees and city buses were
being used to block intersec-
tions. David Richardson of
Atlanta and his two young
children were among the
early crowds heading to the
National Mall today even
before sunrise.
We wanted to see his-
tory, I think, and also for
the children to witness that
anything is possible through
hard work, Richardson said.
Wendy Davis of Rome, Ga.,
was one of thousands of inau-
gural attendees who packed
Metro trains before sunrise
headed for the Capitol and
parade route. Davis came
four years ago as well but
was among the many ticketh-
olders who couldnt get
in because of the massive
crowds. She was determined
to get in this time.
I thought I was early last
time but I obviously wasnt
early enough, she said.
The president was offi-
cially sworn-in shortly before
noon on Sunday, in keeping
with the Constitutions man-
date that presidents begin
their new term on Jan. 20.
But because inaugural cer-
Kemper Ping Pong Tourney raises $1,200
The 5th annual Dave Kemper Memorial Ping Pong Tournament held Saturday
at the Delphos Eagles was a success with $1,200 raised and donated to Wounded
Warriors. Twenty-three competed in three pools for trophies handed out to three
places in each pool. Above: Eric Odenweller, left, sends one back over the net to Dave
Kunz. (Delphos Herald/Nancy Spencer)
Bill Hanlin returns his opponents serve during play Saturday.
Winners in the tournament include, front from left, C Group - Justin Fast, first
place; Dave Kunz, second place; and Eric Odenweller, third place; row two, Nate
Howell, first place; Don Hammond, second place; and Kraig Lee, third place; and
back, Tarek Katbi, first place; Ben Kimmett, second place; and Bill Hanlin, third
Testing brain pacemakers
to zap Alzheimers damage
The Associated Press
the makings of a science fic-
tion movie: Zap someones
brain with mild jolts of elec-
tricity to try to stave off the
creeping memory loss of
Alzheimers disease.
And its not easy. Holes
are drilled into the patients
skull so tiny wires can be
implanted into just the right
A dramatic shift is begin-
ning in the disappointing
struggle to find something to
slow the damage of this epi-
demic: The first U.S. experi-
ments with brain pacemak-
ers for Alzheimers are
getting under way. Scientists
are looking beyond drugs
to implants in the hunt for
much-needed new treat-
The research is in its infan-
cy. Only a few dozen people
with early-stage Alzheimers
will be implanted in a handful
of hospitals. No one knows if
it might work, and if it does,
how long the effects might
Kathy Sanford was among
the first to sign up. The
Ohio womans early-stage
Alzheimers was gradu-
ally getting worse. She still
lived independently, posting
reminders to herself, but no
longer could work. The usual
medicines werent helping.
Then doctors at Ohio State
University explained the
hope that constant electri-
cal stimulation of brain cir-
cuits involved in memory and
thinking might keep those
neural networks active for
longer, essentially bypassing
some of dementias damage.
Sanford decided it was worth
a shot.
The reason Im doing it
is, its really hard to not be
able, sometimes, to remem-
ber, Sanford, 57, said from
her Lancaster, Ohio, home.
Her father is blunter.
Whats our choice? To
participate in a program
or sit here and watch her
slowly deteriorate? asked
Joe Jester, 78. He drives his
daughter to follow-up testing,
hoping to spot improvement.
A few months after the
five-hour operation, the hair
shaved for her brain sur-
gery was growing back and
Sanford said she felt good,
with an occasional tingling
that she attributes to the elec-
trodes. A battery-powered
generator near her collarbone
powers them, sending the
tiny shocks up her neck and
into her brain.
Its too soon to know how
shell fare; scientists will
track her for two years.
This is an ongoing evalu-
ation right now that we are
optimistic about, is how
Ohio State neurosurgeon Dr.
Ali Rezai cautiously puts it.
More than 5 million
Americans have Alzheimers
or similar dementias, and that
number is expected to rise
rapidly as the baby boom-
ers age. Todays drugs only
temporarily help some symp-
toms. Attempts to attack
Alzheimers presumed cause,
a brain-clogging gunk, so far
havent panned out.
Were getting tired of not
having other things work,
said Ohio State neurologist
Dr. Douglas Scharre.
The new approach is
called deep brain stimula-
tion, or DBS. While it wont
attack Alzheimers root cause
either, maybe we can make
the brain work better, he
Implanting electrodes into
the brain isnt new. Between
85,000 and 100,000 people
around the world have had
DBS to block the tremors of
Parkinsons disease and other
movement disorders. The
continuous jolts quiet overac-
tive nerve cells, with few side
effects. Scientists also are
testing whether stimulating
other parts of the brain might
help lift depression or curb
appetite among the obese.
It was in one of those
experiments that Canadian
researchers back in
2003 stumbled onto the
Alzheimers possibility. They
switched on the electrical
jolts in the brain of an obese
man and unlocked a flood of
old memories. Continuing his
DBS also improved his abil-
ity to learn. He didnt have
dementia, but the researchers
wondered if they could spur
memory-making networks in
someone who did.
But wait a minute.
Alzheimers doesnt just steal
memories. It eventually robs
sufferers of the ability to do
the simplest of tasks. How
could stimulating a brain so
damaged do any good?
A healthy brain is a con-
nected brain. One circuit sig-
nals another to switch on and
retrieve the memories needed
to, say, drive a car or cook a
At least early in the dis-
ease, Alzheimers kills
only certain spots. But the
diseases hallmark gunky
plaques act as a roadblock,
stopping the on switch so
The reason
Im doing it is,
its really hard
to not be able,
sometimes, to
Kathy Sanford,
Lancaster, Ohio
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Relay kickoff set
at bowling alley
The 2013 Relay for
Life of Delphos Kickoff
is the Strike out Cancer
event from 1-4 p.m. on
Sunday at the Delphos
Recreation Center.
Three games of bowling,
shoes, two slices of pizza
and a large soda are $15 per
person. Pizza and soda are
just $5. There is no charge to
just come out and have fun.
Other events will include
a 50-50 raffle, Strike
Jackpot, other raffles, Laser
Bowling and door prizes.
Teams will be made up
of 4-5 bowlers. RSVP by
Thursday. Space is limited.
Free Food On
Us set Tuesday
Community Unity will
hold Free Food on Us
at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the
Delphos Eagles Lodge.
The food to be given
away is available to any
resident of the Delphos
school district or with a
Delphos mailing address.
Doors will open at 2 p.m.
Those meeting income
guidelines set by the United
States Department of
Agriculture can receive free
food but income-eligibility
and registration forms must
be filled out. Single persons
must have a gross weekly
income no more than $416,
$848 for a family of four.
Recipients must pres-
ent photo identification
and current mail or other
proof of residency.
For information, call
Mayor Michael Gallmeier
at 419-302-1853.
Girls Basketball (6
p.m.): Fort Jennings at
Columbus Grove (PCL);
Kalida at Liberty-Benton;
Crestview at Van Wert.
Girls Basketball: Wayne
Trace at Jefferson, 6 p.m.
Boys Basketball (6 p.m.):
Elida at LCC; Kalida at Van
Wert; Crestview at Shawnee.
KofC sets contest
The Delphos Knights
of Columbus will sponsor
a free throw contest from
2-4 p.m. on Saturday in
the All Saints Building at
St. Johns High School.
The contest is open
to boys and girls ages
10-14. No entry fee.
Registration at the door
on the day of the event.
Trophies will be awarded.
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Answers to Saturdays questions:
Drew Barrymore, in 1982, at age 7 years, 8 months
and 29 days, was the youngest entertainer to ever host
TVs Saturday Night Live.
Evidence of the Tethys Sea exists on Mount Everest
in a diagonal strip of marine limestone remains of the
ancient sea that climbers and geologists refer to as the
Yellow Band. Its located beneath Everests 29,035-foot
summit, between about 25,000 and 27,o00 feet.
Todays questions:
What rock song was played when actor Tom Cruise
danced in his underwear in the 1983 hit film Risky
What large migrating shorebird returns to Umatilla
National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon at the same time
every March?
Answers in Wednesdays Herald.
At 2:26 a.m. on Sunday,
Delphos Police were contact-
ed in reference to an assault
complaint that occurred in
the 700 block of West Clime
Upon speaking with the
complainant, it was stated that
while at a residence, a fam-
ily member had assaulted the
complainant, who claimed
minor injuries in the alterca-
The case will be forwarded
to see if charges are needed.
Assault forwarded
for possible
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that healthy circuits far-
ther away are deactivated,
explained Dr. Andres Lozano,
a neurosurgeon at Toronto
Western Hospital whose
research sparked the interest.
So the plan was to put
the electrodes into hubs where
brain pathways for memory,
behavior, concentration and
other cognitive functions con-
verge, to see if the jolts reac-
tivate those silenced circuits,
added Ohio States Rezai.
Its like going through
Grand Central Station and
trying to affect all the trains
going in and coming out, he
Lozanos team found the
first clue that its possible by
implanting six Alzheimers
patients in Canada. After
at least 12 months of con-
tinuous stimulation, brain
scans showed a sign of more
activity in areas targeted by
Alzheimers. Suddenly, the
neurons there began using
more glucose, the fuel for
brain cells.
It looked like a blackout
before. We were able to turn
the lights back on in those
areas, Lozano said.
While most Alzheimers
patients show clear declines
in function every year, one
Canadian man who has had
the implants for four years
hasnt deteriorated, Lozano
said, although he cautioned
that theres no way to know
whether thats due to the DBS.
The evidence is prelimi-
nary and will take years of
study to prove, but this is
an exciting novel approach,
said Dr. Laurie Ryan of the
National Institutes of Healths
aging division, which is fund-
ing a follow-up study.
In research under way
The Toronto research-
ers have teamed with four
U.S. medical centers Johns
Hopkins University, the
University of Pennsylvania,
University of Florida and
Arizonas Banner Health
System to try DBS in a part
of the brain called the fornix,
one of those memory hubs,
in 40 patients. Half will have
their electrodes turned on two
weeks after the operation and
the rest in a year, an attempt to
spot any placebo effect from
At Ohio State, Rezai is
implanting the electrodes into
a different spot, the frontal
lobes, that his own DBS work
suggests could tap into cogni-
tion and behavior pathways.
That study will enroll 10 par-
ticipants including Sanford.
Surgery back in October
was Sanfords first step. Then
it was time to fine-tune how
the electrodes fire. She took
problem-solving tests while
neurologist Scharre adjusted
the voltage and frequency and
watched her reactions.
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emonies are historically
not held on Sundays, the
public celebration was
pushed to today, coincid-
ing with the birthday of late
civil rights leader Martin
Luther King Jr. Washington
largely shelved its parti-
san fighting for the three
days of inaugural celebra-
tions. But pressing matters
await Obama as he starts
his second term, including
three looming fiscal dead-
lines. Hell also need help
from a reluctant Congress
if he hopes to fulfill his
promise to sign comprehen-
sive immigration reform
and tighten gun laws in the
wake of last months school
shooting in Newtown,
Conn. Condoleezza Rice,
who served as secretary of
state under former President
George W. Bush, called on
Obama to put electoral pol-
itics aside in his second
term if he hopes to accom-
plish those objectives. It
requires now a kind of
humility and a reaching
across the aisle, Rice said
on CBS This Morning.
And reaching across the
aisle, by the way, means
reaching out to Americans
who may not have voted
for him.
Following his swearing-
in, Obama will attend the
traditional luncheon with
lawmakers before joining
marching bands and floats in
the inaugural parade, which
winds its way from Capitol
Hill to the White House.
The president and first lady
will then slip into formal-
wear for two swanky inau-
gural balls. Thats far fewer
than the 10 they attended
after the 2009 inauguration,
though this years events
are still expected to draw up
to about 40,000 people.
These Ohio lotteries were
drawn Sunday:
Mega Millions
Estimated jackpot: $80
Pick 3 Evening
Pick 3 Midday
Pick 4 Evening
Pick 4 Midday
Pick 5 Evening
Pick 5 Midday
Estimated jackpot: $110
Rolling Cash 5
Estimated jackpot:
High temperature Sunday
in Delphos was 44 degrees,
low was 20. High a year ago
today was 23, low was 13.
Record high for today is 61,
set in 1916. Record low is -21,
set in 1984.
Delphos weather
Corn $7.43
Wheat $7.66
Soybeans $14.42
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West winds 15 to 20 mph.
Wind chills 4 below to 14
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Chance of flurries. Highs 10
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A slew of batting titles.
Corkscrew stance. Humble. A
gentleman. All-around good
Stan the Man.
Stanley Frank Musial, the
St. Louis Cardinals star who
was one of the greatest players
in the history of baseball, died
Saturday. He was 92.
I never heard anybody
say a bad word about him
ever, Willie Mays said in a
statement released by the Hall
of Fame.
The Cardinals announced
Musials death in a news
release and said he died at his
home in Ladue, a St. Louis
suburb, surrounded by fam-
ily. The team said Musials
son-in-law, Dave Edmonds,
informed the club of the slug-
gers death.
Musial, the Midwest
icon with too many batting
records to fit on his Hall of
Fame plaque, was so revered
in St. Louis that two statues
in his honor stand outside
Busch Stadium one just
wouldnt do him justice.
He was one of baseballs
greatest hitters, every bit the
equal of Ted Williams and
Joe DiMaggio even without
the bright lights of the big
Musial won seven National
League batting crowns, was a
three-time MVP and helped
the Cardinals capture three
World Series championships
in the 1940s.
He spent his entire 22-year
career with the Cardinals and
made the All-Star team 24
times baseball held two
All-Star games each summer
for a few seasons. He had
been the longest-tenured liv-
ing Hall of Famer.
Stan will be remembered
in baseball annals as one of
the pillars of our game, Hall
of Fame President Jeff Idelson
said. The mold broke with
Stan. There will never be
another like him.
A pitcher in the low minors
until he injured his arm,
Musial turned to playing the
outfield and first base. It was
a stroke of luck for him, as he
went on to hit .331 with 475
home runs before retiring in
Widely considered the
greatest Cardinals player ever,
Musial was the first person in
team history to have his num-
ber retired. Ol 6 probably
was the most popular, too,
especially after Albert Pujols
skipped town.
I will cherish my friend-
ship with Stan for as long as I
live, Pujols wrote on Twitter.
Rest in Peace.
At the suggestion of a pal,
actor John Wayne, Musial car-
ried around autographed cards
of himself to give away. He
enjoyed doing magic tricks
for kids and was fond of pull-
ing out a harmonica to enter-
tain crowds with a favorite,
The Wabash Cannonball.
Scandal-free and eager to
play every day, Musial struck
a chord with fans through-
out Americas heartland and
beyond. For much of his
career, St. Louis was the most
western outpost in the majors,
and the Cardinals vast radio
network spread word about
him in all directions.
Farmers in the field and
families on the porch would
tune in, as did a future presi-
dent Bill Clinton recalled
doing his homework listening
to Musials exploits.
Cardinals Hall of Famer
Stan Musial dies at age 92
Weaver always was up for an
argument, especially with an
At the slightest provoca-
tion, the Earl of Baltimore
would spin his hat back, point
his finger squarely at an umps
chest and then fire away. The
Hall of Fame manager would
even tangle with his own play-
ers, if necessary.
All this from a 5-foot-6 pep-
perpot who hated to be doubted.
Although reviled by some,
Weaver was beloved in
Baltimore and remained an
Oriole to the end.
The notoriously feisty Hall
of Fame manager died at age
82 on a Caribbean cruise asso-
ciated with the Orioles, his
marketing agent said Saturday.
Earl was a black and white
manager, former Os ace and
Hall of Fame member Jim
Palmer said. He kind of told
you what your job descrip-
tion was going to be and kind
of basically told you if you
wanted to play on the Orioles,
this was what you needed to
do. And if you couldnt do it,
Ill get someone else. I know
thats kind of tough love, but I
dont think anyone other than
Marianna, his wife, would
describe Earl as a warm and
fuzzy guy.
Fiery Orioles
manager Earl
Weaver dead at 82
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Owens hopes to
regain nursing
Ohio opens new
regional office
for crime lab
TOLEDO (AP) A north-
ern Ohio community college
hopes to regain accreditation
for its nursing program more
than three years after it was
Owens Community
College near Toledo says a
review team will come to its
campus this week to meet
with staff and students.
The school lost accredita-
tion in 2009 because it didnt
have enough faculty mem-
bers with masters degrees in
nursing and failed to properly
track the programs effective-
The Blade newspaper in
Toledo reports that school
officials believe the nurs-
ing program has benefited
because more faculty mem-
bers have been hired and there
is now has a full-time adviser
for nursing students.
The school should know
this spring if the program is
given accreditation. Some
lawsuits filed by students over
the lost accreditation are still
Law enforcement officers
who have evidence to submit
to the states crime lab now
have a new drop-off point in
eastern Ohio.
Attorney General Mike
DeWine says the state has
opened a new regional office
for the Bureau of Criminal
Investigation in Cambridge.
The building also will accom-
modate agents investigat-
ing crimes in the area. The
office will be open every
other Wednesday for evi-
dence receiving, and agents
will also provide onsite poly-
graph testing for investigators
by appointment.
The Bureau of Criminal
Investigations headquar-
ters is in London. Other
lab offices are located in
Richfield, Athens, Bowling
Green, and Youngstown.
Improving the crime lab and
the time it takes to process
evidence has been a prior-
ity for DeWine since taking
office in 2011.
Fire deaths in Ohio reach 26-year low in 2012
The Associated Press
ber of fire-related deaths in
Ohio dropped last year to a
26-year low, with the state fire
marshal attributing part of the
decline to the unusually mild
It was the second year run-
ning that Ohio saw double
digit decreases in the numbers
of people killed in blazes, said
Fire Marshal Larry Flowers.
The state recorded an unof-
ficial 106 fire deaths for 2012,
a 17 percent drop from the
year before, which saw 128
fire deaths.
The figures for 2012 are
tentative and could rise slight-
ly as fire departments finish
their mandatory reporting to
the state. The years deadliest
fire happened in November in
northwest Ohio. A fast-mov-
ing fire leveled a 130-year-
old farmhouse and killed
three young children and
two adults. The wood-frame
home, which sat outside the
village of Republic, about 50
miles southeast of Toledo,
was fairly isolated and sur-
rounded by farm fields. The
nearest house was about a
quarter-mile away.
Flowers said the cause of
the majority of fatal fires was
undetermined. Smoking and
cooking led the categories
when the cause was known.
In more than two-thirds of
fatalities, homes either lacked
a smoke detector or it couldnt
be determined whether one
was present.
One thing that will defi-
nitely save lives is everyone
having working smoke detec-
tors, Flowers said Friday.
Flowers said the mild tem-
peratures from January to
March a year ago may have
played a role in the decline.
In cold weather, people use
space heaters, a frequent cause
of fires.
This month, Ohio is run-
ning ahead of last years fig-
ures, with 10 deaths recorded
in January compared with
four last year at this time.
Temperatures have been far
more seasonal this year and a
cold snap next week is expect-
ed to bring some single-digit
As a result, the fire mar-
shals office is reminding
people to keep space heaters
away from fabric, check fire-
places before lighting them
for the first time and making
sure each level of the house
has a working smoke alarm.
Several major cities around
the country also reported
record low fire deaths for
2012, including Boston,
Philadelphia and New York,
whose 58 fire deaths was the
lowest reported since 1916.
Maryland and Mississippi
also reported declines, with
Mississippis 62 deaths
a record for one year, and
also partly attributable to
the mild winter, according
to Mississippi Fire Marshal
Mike Chaney.
Officials in those cities and
states said fire prevention and
education programs are the
chief reason why deaths are
declining. Maryland is also
one of several states where
cigarettes sold in the state
must be manufactured with a
band that snuffs out the ciga-
rette if its left unattended.
The mild winter may have
played a role in lower fire
deaths in 2012, though its
too soon to tell for sure or if
the decline was seen nation-
ally, said Tom Olshanksi, a
spokesman for the U.S. Fire
The numbers are incred-
ibly encouraging across the
country from what were see-
ing, he added.
Besides the Republic fire,
two fires in March that killed
four people each were the
years deadliest. One was
determined to be a murder-
On March 3, a house fire
in Warren about 50 miles
southeast of Cleveland killed
two girls, their mother and a
man who was staying with
them. Authorities said the
blaze apparently began in
the kitchen, possibly near the
stove, and no smoke detec-
tors were found in the house.
On March 17, a man in East
Liverpool recently separated
from his longtime girlfriend
set himself and his house on
fire two months ago, killing
him and his three young sons.
The arson was ruled a mur-
der-suicide after investigators
determined that 37-year-old
Ulrick Estimot locked the
houses front and back doors,
poured gasoline throughout
the home and set himself on
Restoration work on a cen-
tury-old wooden lighthouse
has stalled amid a disagree-
ment between its owners and
a northwest Ohio city along
Lake Erie.
The Port Clinton
Lighthouse Conservancy and
the owner want to put the
revamped, four-sided struc-
ture at a park just offshore,
but Port Clinton officials want
it further from the water, The
(Toledo) Blade reported.
After a yearlong stalemate,
the conservancy is trying to
rally residents to pressure
city officials to change their
minds. Conservancy president
Richard Norgard argued in a
letter to the newspaper that
putting the preserved light-
house on the waterfront could
attract visitors and help boost
the local economy.
We believe that the full
restoration of the lighthouse
and its placement on the
waterfront will do more than
preserve a vital piece of local
history for future genera-
tions, Norgard wrote.
The lighthouse was built
in 1896 and guided boaters
entering the Portage River for
about three decades, but it
was relocated and has been at
its owners marina for more
than 60 years.
Owner Darrell Brand
and the conservancy began
talking with city officials in
November 2011 about how
the lighthouse could contrib-
ute to downtown revitaliza-
tion. Brand offered to transfer
ownership to the city, whose
council accepted the offer
before negotiations fell apart.
Mayor Vincent Leone said
Brands demands included
placing the lighthouse in a
certain park.
Anytime we can secure an
important part of our history we
think its a good idea, Leone
said. But it was a gift with a lot
of conditions, so I was unwill-
ing to accept those.
Relocation feud stalls Ohio
lighthouse restoration
The Athens Messenger
the basement of Blue Eagle
music store, Liz Shaw, a fid-
dle instructor, helped student
Juanita Hall correct her fin-
ger placement for the tune
Simple Gifts. Halls fingers
kept sliding down beyond the
fret, hitting a D-sharp note
instead of a D. Its a common
problem with all students,
Shaw said.
Im picky with you
because you can take it, Shaw
said to Hall with a laugh.
It all sounds the same to
me, Hall added.
Hall is considered pro-
foundly deaf. She hears next
to nothing without her hearing
aids. To her, each stroke of the
bow sounds the same. She dis-
tinguishes between them by
the feeling of the vibrations.
The lower notes have a
fatter, wider feel to it, said
Hall, 43, of Pageville. The
higher notes feel really tight. I
dont really like those.
For the past year, Hall has
been doing something shes
always wanted to do learn
to play the fiddle. Her hus-
band Greg Hall, 45, takes les-
sons with her too. He plays
the mandolin.
Hall, originally from
Toledo, is an anomaly in the
deaf community, according to
her husband, an average hear-
ing person who is a closed
captioning stenographer for
broadcast television. She was
almost 3 years old and already
talking before her parents real-
ized she was deaf. For as little
as she can hear, which is only
about 5 percent, she barely
speaks with the impediment
common to those with a hear-
ing impairment. Shes also an
expert lip reader.
Deaf student in Ohio plays fiddle by touch, sight
I can understand about 30
percent of the conversation,
Hall said. Its like a puzzle.
The words I dont get I can
figure out based on the context
of the conversation.
But there are times when
she gets confused, like the
first time she met her moth-
er-in-law, who speaks with a
Southern drawl. The accent
threw off Hall. At one point,
she asked Hall a question that
Hall misinterpreted as offen-
sive. Its a story they laugh
about today.
Hall always wanted to
learn to play music. She stud-
ied the fiddle for a year during
her elementary school years
at a deaf school. The expe-
rience earned her the nick-
name Scratch among family
and friends. She also studied
the piano, but she struggled.
The fiddle is easier for her
because it offers more visuals
and physical feedback. She
can feel the vibrations and see
an electronic tuner at the end
of her fiddle that shows her if
shes on pitch.
The lower notes
have a fatter,
wider feel to it.
The higher notes
feel really tight. I
dont really like
Juanita Hall
Founded in 1788 by
General Rufus Putnam,
Marietta - named after the
then Queen of France Marie
Antoinette - was Ohios first
permanent settlement.
It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.
Edmund Burke, British statesman (1729-1797)
4 The Herald Monday, January 21, 2013
Moderately confused
Latinos are taking a more
prominent role in President
Barack Obamas second
inauguration, from the first
Hispanic Supreme Court jus-
tice swearing in the vice presi-
dent to a star-studded celebra-
tion of Latino culture.
Eva Longoria, a co-chair-
woman for Obamas campaign,
is hosting a salute to the presi-
dent Sunday evening. Antonio
Banderas, Rosario Dawson,
Marc Anthony and other enter-
tainers are scheduled to appear
in Latino Inaugural 2013: In
Performance at the Kennedy
Center. The lineup also
includes Prince Royce, Frankie
Negron, Rita Moreno and Mario
Lopez. Vice President Joe Biden
and his family appeared onstage
to help open the concert. He
said he wanted to thank Latinos
for their support in last years
Biden said something
profound happened with the
enormous Latino support for
Obama, and he said the Latino
community underestimates its
You spoke in a way that
the world could not fail to
hear, Biden said. This is your
moment. America owes you.
Jose Feliciano opened the
show by singing the national
San Antonio Mayor
Julian Castro, who gave
the keynote speech at last
years Democratic National
Convention, will also address
the audience. Meanwhile,
Justice Sonia Sotomayor, an
Obama appointee who is the
first Hispanic justice on the
highest court, administered the
oath of office Sunday morning
to Vice President Joe Biden.
Latinos have a distinct pres-
ence at this inauguration after
showing their growing politi-
cal influence in the 2012 elec-
tion. Hispanics voted 7 to 1
for Obama over his challeng-
er, Republican Mitt Romney,
whose Hispanic support was
less than any presidential can-
didate in 16 years.
The Associated Press
Senate Democrats intend to
approve a budget for the first
time in almost four years,
a prominent lawmaker said
Sunday, but he said it will
call for higher tax revenues
that Republicans are sure to
Sen. Chuck Schumer,
D-N.Y., also said an
announcement by House
Republicans that they plan to
approve a short-term increase
in the nations borrowing
limit without demanding
spending cuts was positive
step. He added, though, the
extension should be longer
than the three months they
have outlined.
We dont want to play fis-
cal cliff every three months,
Schumer said.
Republicans in recent days
have backed away from their
insistence that they would
not increase the nations bor-
rowing limit known as
the debt ceiling without
deep spending concessions.
If the new proposal holds, the
shift would clear the way for
Congress to avoid a poten-
tial government default this
spring. But GOP officials
insist that they will not move
unless Senate Democrats give
them the debate over the fed-
eral budget they have been
denied for years.
All of us losing our pay
if we dont pass a budget is
the right thing to do, said
Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri,
vice chair of the Senate
Republican Conference.
Sen. Ted Cruz, a Texas
Republican and a favorite of
tea partyers, said he supports
the strategy from his partys
leaders in the House.
There is no doubt the
Senate hadnt done its job,
said Cruz, who was elected
to his first term in November.
Its been nearly four years
since its passed a budget.
And the Senate should pass a
The Senate Republicans
will get a budget from the
Democrats, Schumer said.
We Democrats have
always intended to do a bud-
get this year, Schumer said,
adding the Democrats bud-
get would raise taxes while
offering overhauls to the tax
code likely to find Republican
support. Were going to do a
budget this year and its going
to have revenues in it. And our
Republican colleagues better
get used to that fact, Schumer
added hours before President
Barack Obama began his sec-
ond term, which officially
began at noon Sunday and will
be heralded with celebrations
around the capital city a day
later. The White House, too,
said it remained committed to
what officials called a bal-
anced approach to cutting the
nations $16.4 trillion nation
debt. Asked by ABCs George
Stephanopolous whether
Obama will only sign a bud-
get deal if it includes new rev-
enues, White House senior
adviser David Plouffe agreed.
Yes, its got to be bal-
anced, said Plouffe, who
expects to leave his first-floor
West Wing office soon. We
need spending cuts, entitle-
ment reform and revenue. We
have to have that.
Plouffe said the new
Republican strategy reflects
a weak opposition after
Novembers election that
gave Obama a second term.
This is a big departure
for them, you know? Plouffe
said of Republican lawmak-
ers change of course.
House Republican lead-
ers on Friday offered Obama
a three-month increase to
the nations credit card and
a dodge to a looming, mar-
ket-rattling debt crisis. They
backed off demands that any
immediate extension of the
governments borrowing
authority be accompanied by
stiff spending cuts.
They also added a cave-
at designed to prod Senate
Democrats to pass a budget:
no pay for lawmakers if there
again is no budget passed
this year. House Republicans
have passed budgets for
two consecutive years; the
Democratic-controlled Senate
last passed a complete budget
in 2009.
Plouffe said the three-
month extension is no way
to run an economy or a rail-
road or anything else and
seemed cool on the GOPs
short-term proposal. Yet he
said Obama would review
Republicans ideas.
We havent seen what
theyre proposing, and
theyre going to have to pass
it, he said, hinting at House
Speaker John Boehners dif-
ficulty in rounding up enough
votes within his caucus to
pass his own partys propos-
The Associated Press
President Barack Obama
said Saturday the U.S. stands
ready to provide whatever
assistance Algerian officials
need in the aftermath of the
deadly terrorist attack at a
natural gas complex in the
The four-day standoff
appeared to end Saturday
after Algerian special forces
stormed the complex. The
clash left at least 23 hostages
dead and killed all 32 mili-
tants involved, the Algerian
government said.
The State Department
issued a travel warning
Saturday night for Americans
in or traveling to Algeria,
citing credible threats of
the kidnapping of Western
nationals. The department
also authorized the departure
from Algeria of staff mem-
bers families if they choose
to leave.
In a statement from the
White House, Obama said the
blame lay with the militants
and that the United States
condemns their actions.
This attack is another
reminder of the threat posed
by al-Qaida and other violent
extremist groups in North
Africa, Obama said. In the
coming days, we will remain
in close touch with the gov-
ernment of Algeria to gain a
fuller understanding of what
took place so that we can
work together to prevent trag-
edies like this in the future.
Earlier Saturday, during a
news conference in London
with Defense Secretary Leon
Panetta, British Defense
Minister Philip Hammond
called the loss of life appall-
ing and unacceptable. It is
the terrorists that bear the sole
responsibility, Hammond
told reporters.
Hammond didnt criti-
cize Algerias handling of
the attack directly, but he
appeared to reference the
increased concern from
world leaders about the lack
of transparency in Algerias
anti-terror operation.
Different countries have
different approaches to deal-
ing with these things, he
said. But the nature of col-
laboration in confronting a
global threat is that we work
with people sometimes who
do things somewhat different,
slightly differently from the
way we do them ourselves.
Panetta said that those
who would wantonly attack
our country and our people
will have no place to hide.
Just as we cannot accept
terrorism attacks against
our cities, we cannot accept
attacks against our citizens
and our interests abroad, he
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, 10, 25,
50, 75, 100, 200, 250, 500, 750, 1,000,
1,500, 2,000, 2,500, 3,000, 3,500 and more.
Just in the United States of America.
Sam Bonifas
The Associated Press
Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair,
fired from his command in
Afghanistan last May and
now facing a court-martial on
charges of sodomy, adultery
and pornography and more,
is just one in a long line of
commanders whose careers
were ended because of pos-
sible sexual misconduct.
Sex has proved to be the
downfall of presidential can-
didates, members of Congress,
governors and other notables.
Its also among the chief rea-
sons that senior military offi-
cers are fired.
At least 30 percent of mili-
tary commanders fired over
the past eight years lost their
jobs because of sexually relat-
ed offenses, including harass-
ment, adultery, and improper
relationships, according to
statistics compiled by The
Associated Press.
The figures bear out grow-
ing concerns by Defense
Department and military
leaders over declining ethi-
cal values among U.S. forces,
and they highlight the per-
vasiveness of a problem that
came into sharp relief because
of the resignation of one of
the Armys most esteemed
generals, David Petraeus,
and the investigation of a
second general, John Allen,
the top U.S. commander in
The statistics from all four
military services show that
adulterous affairs are more
than a four-star foible. From
sexual assault and harassment
to pornography, drugs and
drinking, ethical lapses are
an escalating problem for the
militarys leaders.
With all those offenses
taken together, more than 4 in
every 10 commanders at the
rank of lieutenant colonel or
above who were fired fell as a
result of behavioral stumbles
since 2005.
The recent series of high-
ly publicized cases led to
a review of ethics training
across the military. It also
prompted Army Gen. Martin
Dempsey, chairman of the
Joint Chiefs of Staff, to con-
clude that while training is
adequate, it may need to start
earlier in service members
careers and be reinforced
more frequently.
Still, officials struggle to
explain why the problem has
grown and they acknowledge
that solving it is difficult and
will take time.
I think were on the path.
I think the last two defense
secretaries have made this
a very high priority and
have very much held people
accountable. But weve got
a ways to go, said Michele
Flournoy, a former under-
secretary of defense under
President Barack Obama.
She said the military must
enforce a zero tolerance
policy and work to change
the culture so service mem-
bers are held accountable
and made to understand that
their careers will be over if
they commit or tolerate such
The policy is in place,
she said. I dont know
that its as evenly and fully
enforced as intended.
For top officers, the num-
bers are startling.
Eighteen generals and
admirals, from one star to
four stars, were fired in recent
years, and 10 of them lost
their jobs because of sex-
related offenses; two others
were done in by alcohol-relat-
ed problems.
The figures show that 255
commanders were fired since
2005, and that 78 of them
were felled by sex-related
offenses. A breakdown: 32 in
the Army, 25 in the Navy, 11
in the Marine Corps and 10 in
the Air Force.
Alcohol and drug-related
problems cost the jobs of 27
commanders 11 in the
Navy, eight in the Army,
five in the Marine Corp(s and
three in the Air Force.
Its troublesome, said
Rear Adm. John Kirby,
the Navys top spokesman.
Navy leadership is taking a
look at why personal conduct
seems to be a growing reason
for why commanding officers
are losing their commands.
Were trying to get to the root
causes. We dont really fully
understand it.
He and other military lead-
ers agree that poor leadership,
bad judgment, and ethical laps-
es, rather than operational fail-
ures, are growing factors in the
firings. But Kirby said its not
clear whether that has anything
to do with the strains of the
past 10 years at war or simply
reflects deteriorating morals
among the general population.
Defense Secretary Leon
Panetta ordered the ethics
review in November. He
said that when lapses occur,
they have the potential to
erode public confidence in
our leadership and in our sys-
tem for the enforcement of
our high ethical standards.
Worse, they can be detri-
mental to the execution of
our mission to defend the
American people.
Anu Bhagwati, execu-
tive director of the Service
Womens Action Network,
said there is more focus on
this issue now than ever in
the past, but that there
really is no sufficient deter-
rent in place. She said a major
problem is that military com-
manders are responsible for
deciding what cases should
move forward.
Sex is major reason military commanders are fired
Schumer: Senate
Dems will pass budget
Obama says US ready to
assist Algerian officials
Latinos take
on bigger role
in Obama
One Year Ago
With approval from the state, the Van Wert County
YWCA can expand its Transitional Living program to include
families with men. Men can be included in housing at the
house next door to the YWCA on East Main Street or at the
newest facility, the former Womens Club building on South
Washington Street.
25 Years Ago 1988
Ottoville Jaycees are hosting the annual bosses night Feb.
3. Guest speaker will be Gordy Coleman, Cincinnati Reds
director of the speakers bureau. Coleman played with the Reds
7 years after being acquired from Cleveland in 1960. He was
elected as the 36
member of the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame
in 1972.
Stephanie Smith scored 20 points and pulled down 10
rebounds to help lead the Elida Bulldogs to a 64-57 non-league
win over St. Marys Tuesday at Elida. Jeni Leis added 10 points
and nine assists to the Elida cause. Cindy Baker had 10 points
and a team-high 12 rebounds.
Twenty members of the Ladies Auxiliary to Veterans of
Foreign Wars, Jacob P. Smith 3740, Ottoville, met Tuesday in
the post clubrooms. Barb Wannemacher reported preparing and
presenting 29 plates of fruit for parishioners who are in nursing
homes and for sick persons in their own homes. A delicious
lunch was served by Josephine Clementz and her committee.
50 Years Ago 1963
Plans were made for a husbands party at the meeting of
the Jay-C-Dels held Thursday in the new JayCee club rooms.
The party will be held Feb. 23, with Mrs. Jack Swick as chair-
man. Other business was taken care of after which a contest
was held with Mrs. William Endres and Mrs. Pothast most
Delphos St. Johns Blue Jays made it five in a row and
seven for the season Saturday night and sparkled as they posted
the highest score ever made by a Blue Jay team, in drubbing
Dayton Dunbar, 105-91. Five of the varsity starting Blue Jays
landed in the scoring. Captain Gene Klaus with 28 points, Jim
Carder had 12 fielders for 21 points, Dan Grothouse contributed
19 markers and Jerry Carder and Center Roger Pothast each
chipped in with 13.
A plaque in appreciation of his 28 years of service in
the athletic program at Columbus Grove schools was pre-
sented to Ralph Brooks by Robert Diller, athletic director
of the schools. Brooks is the vocational-agriculture teacher at
Columbus Grove and has been assisting in announcing, score-
keeping and in numberous other ways at the school since 1935.
75 Years Ago 1938
A prosperous year for pickle growers in this vicinity is in
prospect according to officials of the Madison Company who
were in Delphos Friday. The Madison Company of Medina,
constructed a number of pickle storage and curing tanks on
South Washington Street last summer and now have a large
number of pickles in process of curing.
The members of the Alpha Theta Bridge Club and one
guest, Ruth Steinle, met last Thursday evening with Ladonna
Lockhart, West Second Street. Miss Steinle received high
bridge honors and Mrs. L. W. Freyermuth was second high. The
traveling award was presented to Mrs. Ora Stetler.
Art O. Wulfhorst, chairman of the Presidents commit-
tee on the Van Wert County side in Delphos for the fight against
infantile paralysis, has received a number of books of Founders
certificates which will be sold and the money will be turned into
the National Foundation for the Infantile Paralysis fight.
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7 p.m. Washington
Township Trustees meet at
the township house.
7:30 p.m. Jefferson
Athletic Boosters meet at the
Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth
Spencerville village coun-
cil meets at the mayors office.
Delphos Eagles Auxiliary
meets at the Eagles Lodge,
1600 E. Fifth St.
11:30 a.m. Mealsite
at Delphos Senior Citizen
Center, 301 Suthoff Street.
7 p.m. Delphos Area
Simply Quilters meets at the
Delphos Area Chamber of
Commerce, 306 N. Main St.
Delphos City Council
meets in council chambers.
7:30 p.m. Alcoholics
Anonymous, Fi rst
Presbyterian Church, 310 W.
Second St.
8:30 p.m. Elida village
council meets at the town hall.
9 a.m. - noon Putnam
County Museum is open, 202
E. Main St. Kalida. 11:30 a.m.
Mealsite at Delphos Senior
Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff
Noon Rotary Club
meets at The Grind.
6 p.m. Shepherds of
Christ Associates meet in the
St. Johns Chapel.
7 p.m. Bingo at St.
Johns Little Theatre.
9-11 a.m. The Delphos
Canal Commission Museum,
241 N. Main St., is open.
JAN. 22
Mary Watkins
Virgil Turango
Doug Rode
JAN. 23
Wayne Warnecke
Jared Elwer
Jackson wins Geography Bee
Winners in St. Johns Junior High School Geography Bee have been announced.
They include, from left, runner-up Mackenzie Stose, eighth grade, Champion Jaret
Jackson, eighth grade; and third place, Ethan Kerzee, sixth grade. (Submitted photo)
Van Wert Council on Aging,
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moderate income taxpayers,
with special attention to those
60 and older, file their per-
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All AARP Tax-Aide
Counselors have been certi-
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Service. The service will
begin Feb. 6 at the Van Wert
Senior Center located at 220
Fox Rd.
Tax-Aide represen-
tatives are able to pre-
pare Federal 1040, 1099,
Schedule C, State and
School returns, as well as
a variety of many other
tax forms. The complete
list and guidelines can
be found at the Council
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6 The Herald Monday, January 21, 2013
DELPHOS Pandora-
Gilboa shot 55 percent from
the floor in getting a 10-point
lead over host Jefferson
Saturday night and shot 8-of-
11 from the free-throw line
in the final 3:38 to hold off
a late Wildcat charge to grab
a 59-53 non-league clash
at The Stage of Jefferson
Middle School.
The Rockets (3-11) were
paced by a trio in double dig-
its: junior Seth Schmenk with
24, senior Jarod Triplehorn
with 13 and classmate Abe
Basinger 10.
The Wildcats (3-10)
received a game- and career-
high 27 from freshman Trey
Smith going 13-of-14
at the line and 12 from
junior Austin Jettinghoff.
However, the Red and White
were playing their second
game without the services of
junior rebounding machine
Ross Thompson (injury).
Sophomore Nick Fitch had a
13-board effort in his stead.
You can tell we miss the
physical presence Ross gives
us; he does a lot of the dirty
work for us. They were a con-
cern for us in the paint before
the game and they pound-
ed us in the paint tonight,
Jefferson head coach Marc
Smith noted. They are a
physical team and obviously,
we have some work to do to
get that physical component
with the players we have.
We have guys trying to fill
new roles; (freshman) Dalton
(Hicks) was playing junior
varsity three weeks ago and
hes now starting on varsity.
We scored 53 points; that
should be enough for us to
win, so it came down to the
defensive end. Jefferson led
25-24 in a first half marked
by 10 lead changes.
That changed in the third
stanza. There were three
lead changes in this span,
with Jeffersons last lead at
31-29 on a Jettinghoff mid-
lane hook at 2:46 but when
Pandoras Triplehorn buried
a triple from the left corner
at 1:10, that gave the Rockets
the lead for good. They
finished the quarter with a
power move by sophomore
Colin Fenstermaker with 37.4
ticks and then a putback by
Schmenk with 6.1 ticks on the
board for a 36-31 edge.
The visitors continued
that late third-period stretch
into the fourth, building a
49-39 lead on two singles
by Basinger at 3:38. That
is when Jefferson made it
interesting. Smith took over,
scoring the next nine mark-
ers on a 3-point play, four
freebies and an inside deuce
at 48 seconds to draw within
51-48. However, the visi-
tors salted it away by nailing
8-of-10 from the free-throw
line, completing an 11-of-17
performance (68.8%) for the
Smith scored 11 in the
canto, including 5-of-5 at the
During one of my time-
outs in the fourth, I just
challenged Abe to be a
senior. Sometimes, thats all
you have to do, Pandora
coach Josh Klear asserted.
Jettinghoff was putting a lot
of pressure on him defen-
sively all game and he just
had to lead. Trip (Triplehorn)
hit some big threes from the
left corner; hes dependable
when he gets those open
The Wildcats scored the
first four markers of the
game on free throws but the
Rockets, after finally dent-
ing the scoreboard at 5:50,
retaliated with an 11-2
span to take an 11-6 edge
at the 4-minute mark on a
Fenstermaker deuce, forcing
Smith to call timeout. The
Wildcats responded by shut-
ting out their foe the rest of
the stanza and getting baskets
by Smith, junior Tyler Mox
and a putback by Fitch at
the 40-second mark, to get a
12-11 edge.
The teams battled
for supremacy in the sec-
ond canto, trading the lead
eight times and forging one
tie. Smith (8 points) and
Schmenk (10) went at it to
lead their respective units.
When Smith was fouled
shooting a 25-footer at the
horn, he calmly stepped to
the line and hit three singles
to put the Wildcats up 25-24.
Smith hit 6-of-7 freebies
in the stanza.
In toto, Pandora-Gilboa
finished 4-of-10 beyond the
arc; with 25 caroms (9 offen-
sive) as Schmenk had six;
and added 14 errors and 20
fouls. Pandora-Gilboa hosts
Bluffton Tuesday.
We have struggled shoot-
ing the ball this year. We
have focused more on shoot-
ing and getting good looks
in practice, Klear added.
We need to be confident
when we get those looks
and make them; we were
tonight because we executed
our game plan offensively
pretty well. Jefferson totaled
15-of-34 shots, 2-of-8 triples,
for 44.1 percent and 21-of-26
at the line (80.8%); grab-
bing 23 rebounds (7 offen-
sive); and 16 turnovers and
19 fouls. They entertain
Paulding Friday.
They were guarding Trey
with a much smaller guy and
we used that matchup. He was
either scoring or getting to
the line, Coach Smith added.
Where we are struggling
right now is finding other
consistent scorers outside of
Trey. We have capable play-
ers. Austin had a good week-
end and Zach (Ricker) has
shown his ability.
In junior varsity action,
the Wildcats improved to
3-10 with a 51-27 victory.
Freshman Josh Teman
netted 16 and junior Zavier
Buzard 13 for the victors.
Sophomore Jacob Miller
and freshman Cole Alexander
countered with six for P-G.
Dustin Rieman 1-0-0-2, Jacob
Wauters 0-0-0-0, Seth Schmenk 11-0-
2-24, Brian Schneck 1-0-0-2, Abe
Basinger 1-1-5-10, Tyler Maag 0-0-
0-0, Jarod Triplehorn 0-3-4-13, Colin
Fenstermaker 4-0-0-8. Totals 18-4-
Austin Jettinghoff 2-2-2-12, Zach
Ricker 1-0-3-5, Trey Smith 7-0-13-27,
Seth Wollenhaupt 0-0-0-0, Tyler Mox
1-0-0-2, Nick Fitch 2-0-1-5, Dalton
Hicks 0-0-2-2. Totals 13-2-21/26-53.
Score by Quarters:
Pan.-Gil. 11 13 12 23 - 59
Jefferson 12 13 6 22 - 53

Jared Loar 0-0-0-0, Jacob Miller
0-2-0-6, Tyler Morris 1-0-2-4, Jacob
Wauters 0-1-0-3, Jacob Basinger 1-0-
3-5, Grant Lugibihl 0-1-0-3, Ethan
Flemming 0-0-0-0, Cole Alexander
2-0-2-6, Garrett Gerdeman 0-0-0-0.
Totals 4-4-7/11-27.
Ryan Goergens 1-1-2-7, Kurt
Wollenhaupt 0-0-0-0, Josh Teman
4-1-5-16, Alex Neubert 0-1-0-3, Joe
Gorman 1-0-0-2, Zavier Buzard 5-1-
0-13, Jordan Herron 1-0-0-2, Carter
Mox 2-0-0-4, Tyler Rice 2-0-0-4. Totals
Score by Quarters:
Pan.-Gil. 10 3 8 6 - 27
Jefferson 13 14 9 15 - 51
Rockets hold off
Wildcats in boys action
Jefferson freshman Trey Smith drives the baseline
versus Pandora-Gilboa Saturday night. He scored a career-
high 27 but the Wildcats fell to the Rockets at The Stage.
(Delphos Herald/Tom Morris)
DHI Correspondent
Crestview Lady Knights
hosted the St. Johns Lady
Blue Jays Saturday night in
non-conference cage
The Lady Knights
used hot shooting and
a big second quarter
to defeat St. Johns
The Lady Blue
Jays used some hot
shooting of their own,
especially from three,
and led after one
quarter, 18-16.
Defensively, we had a
couple of quarters we werent
real happy with, especially the
first quarter, said Crestview
coach Greg Rickard.
We gave up 18 points,
mostly on threes. We
knew they could shoot
threes and we talked
about getting out and
defending that but we
didnt do it. We eventually
made the adjustment but we
need to start out that way.
Crestview turned things
around in the second stanza
to put some distance between
themselves and St. Johns.
The Lady Knights outscored
the Lady Blue Jays 15-2 in
the quarter.
St Johns coach Dan
Grothouse commented on the
difference between the two
quarters for his team: On the
offensive end, we quit execut-
ing and staying in what we
were doing. We were pretty
disciplined in the first quarter
but then we missed a few
shots and it started to take us
out of what we were trying to
do. Everybody started to work
more individually instead of
as a team and it took us out of
our offensive flow.
Grothouse also mentioned
the struggles the Lady Jays
had on the defensive end in
the second quarter.
We took that down to the
other end and didnt get back
defensively and they were
running those low screens
and we didnt communicate
very well, he continued. We
werent trying to jump to the
ball to get to a spot where we
could get to their cutters. They
just went at us a little tougher
and we didnt set up our inten-
sity or energy enough in that
second quarter.
Grothouse also thought
rebounding was a big factor
for his team in the quarter:
Other than the second quar-
ter, I thought we battled down
low, we rebounded a little bit
there, but in the second quar-
ter we couldnt rebound any-
thing and they got any offen-
sive rebound they wanted.
Rickard talked about what
made the quarter so success-
ful for the Lady Knights:
Offensively, I thought we
did a good job. We didnt
turn the ball over and we
did a good job of getting the
ball inside and shot the ball
well from outside. When they
went zone, we knew we were
going to get some shoots from
the perimeter. When we shoot
that well, we are going to be
tough to beat.
Crestview did most of their
damage in the second quarter
in the paint. Rickard com-
mented on the Lady Knights
ability to get the ball
inside and score in the
We definitely
tried to but I didnt
think we would be that
successful in doing it.
We got it down there
easier than I thought
we would and we
finished, which was
good because we
havent always fin-
ished out power shots the last
few games, he noted.
The Lady Blue Jays fin-
ished the second half strong
and even outscored
Crestview in the third
quarter. Grothouse was
pleased with the effort of
his team.
I think we came out
and played extremely
hard. Defensively, for a while,
we played well but we cant
give up 30 a half, he added.
We werent ready in the sec-
ond quarter and that was big
for us. They are a very good
basketball team, though. They
are very balanced, they have a
very nice inside game and they
can also shoot the ball from
the outside and that poses a lot
of problems, but I thought our
kids really battled.
Emily Bauer led the
way for the Crestview with
21 points and also pulled
down 10 rebounds. Lindsey
Motycka and Mackenzie
Riggenbach were also in dou-
ble figures, scoring 12 and 10
points, respectively.
The Lady Knights shot
very well from the floor:
20-34 (59%) from the field,
including 5-11 (46%) from
three. They also had a good
night at the free throw line,
going 20-27 (74%).
I thought we did a good
job of finishing and getting
some and-ones. We ran some
of our quick-hitters and got
the ball inside and I think
thats why they ended up
going zone, but then we were
able to hit some perimeter
shots, added Rickard.
The Lady Blue Jays also
shot well from the field, going
19-42 (45%) from the field
and hit 5-of-12 (42%) 3-point
attempts. Katie Vorst led the
way with 15 points. Jessica
Recker added 12 points and
Emilie Fischbach 10.
The win improved the
Lady Knights to 13-1 on the
season, while the loss drops
the Lady Blue Jays to 6-8 on
the year.
Crestview visits Van Wert
tonight, while St. Johns is at
St. Henry Thursday.
St. Johns (53)
Vorst 15, Recker 12, E. Fischbach
10, Fischer 6, Zuber 4, Saine 4, S.
Fischbach 2. Totals 14-5-10-53.
Crestview (65)
Bauer 21, Motycka 12, Riggenbach
10, Mercer 7, Crowle 7, Henry 6, Hicks
2. Totals 15-5-20-65.
Score by Quarters:
St. Johns - 18 2 11 22 - 53
Crestview - 16 15 9 25 - 65
Second quarter dooms
Lady Jays vs. Knights
K. Vorst
The Delphos Herald
Saturday after-
noon, the Minster
Lady Wildcats rolled
into Ottoville to take
on the undefeated
Lady Green.
Minster, under
the veteran leader-
ship of head coach
Nan Stechschulte,
was ready for the
challenge, putting the
Lady Green behind early and
leading at times throughout
the game by double figures.
However, as every
coach or player has heard
more times than they can
remember, PLAY EVERY
Well, nothing could have
been truer Saturday as the
Lady Green played 32 min-
utes of basketball and only
had the lead once, 45-43 with
10 seconds to go, and sur-
vived a last-chance opportu-
nity by the Wildcats to pre-
serve their undefeated record.
The Lady Green (15-0)
received some bad news
before the game even began
as talented junior guard Tonya
Kaufman would be lost for
the year with a torn ACL.
Kaufman had started every
game for the Lady Green this
year and was instrumental
both offensively and, more
importantly, on the defensive
end with her quickness and
rebounding prowess.
Ottoville coach Dave
Kleman knew his team
faced a determined and well-
coached Wildcat team and
coupled with the loss of one
of his starters, it could be a
challenge early: With Tonya
out with a torn ACL, we were
trying to figure out a different
rotation. I think we were a
little numb without Tonya in
the first half. I dont
think we were very
sure of ourselves.
The Wildcats
opened the game
by coming out and
blitzing the Lady
Green with an 11-2
run. Six girls scored
in the quarter for
the visitors, includ-
ing 3-pointers by
starter Claire Fischer and
Taylor Trego off the bench.
Defensively, the Wildcats
played a very tough and
physical quarter that seemed
to have the Lady Green out
of rhythm for one of the first
times all year.
The second quarter found
the Wildcats riding high from
their first quarter run and at
the 4:20 mark, after a deep
three by Trego, they led the
#1 Lady Green 25-12. Alexis
Wuebker added five points in
the quarter, also off the bench
for the Wildcats.
The Lady Green, trying to
battle back through the first
half, also lost Rachel Beining
in the second quarter with
two fouls. However, as he
has shown all year, Coach
Kleman is not afraid to go to
his bench for a spark. That
came from Annie Lindeman,
who contributed six of the
eight points scored for the
Lady Green in the quarter
off the bench. In addition,
Haley Landwehr and Kendra
Eickholt gave Kleman excel-
lent minutes filling in at the
guard position.
Minster outscored the
Lady Green 15-10 in the first
period and 10-8 in the second
to take a 25-18 lead to the
locker room at halftime.
The third quarter saw
the Lady Green come out
with a renewed look of
determination on their face
as they started to find their
inside-outside game, getting
five points combined from
Rachel Turnwald and Taylor
Mangas; in addition, Abby
Siefker started to find some
space underneath, along with
Beining, and they added five
and two points, respectively.
The Wildcats came out in
the third quarter and held the
ball for almost two minutes
to begin with; it seemed like
they lost the momentum a
little and were outscored 12-9
in the quarter and only led by
four, 34-30.
In the fourth quarter, even
though Minster stretched its
lead out to 43-34 after anoth-
er 3-ball by Wildcat leading
scorer Fischer, it just seemed
like the Lady Green was not
ready to close shop. They
went on a 9-0 run and tied the
score at 43-43. The Wildcats
were forced into several turn-
overs during the quarter by
the all-out full-court press of
the Lady Green. Also, the
Wildcats found themselves at
the charity stripe three times
during the last several min-
utes with a 1-and-1 opportu-
nity and missed the front end
all three times.
The Lady Green got its
first lead of the game when
Siefker was a beneficiary of
a loose ball and put it in
with 10 seconds to go, giv-
ing the home squad a 45-43
lead. After a timeout and last-
second play called by Coach
Stechschulte, the Wildcats
couldnt get a shot off as the
Lady Green survived a great
game by the Wildcats.
Coach Kleman was
pleased and relieved after a
day of a lot of emotions:
That was a great game by
Minster and a great come-
back by us. We did a little bit
of growing up today. It was a
tough start without Tonya but
we probably grew a little as a
team today. We just refused
to lose, I guess.
Both teams will be back
in action next week as the
Wildcats will host Parkway
Thursday night and the Lady
Green travels to Fort Jennings
for a key PCL matchup, both
starting with a 6 p.m. JV
The JV game went to the
Lady Wildcats by a score of
Hannah Schmitmeyer led
the Wildcats with 11 points.
Lindeman and Lexie
Wannemacher led the way
for the Lady Green with six
and five points, respectively.
Minster (43)
Claire Fischer 3-2-0-12, Kayla
Richard 2-0-0-4, Bridget Geiger 4-0-
1-9, Alexis Wuebker 0-1-2-5, Logan
Arnold 1-0-0-2, Sara Dahlinghaus
1-0-3-5, Taylor Trego 0-2-0-6. Totals
Ottoville (45)
Rachel Turnwald 1-1-0-5, Nicole
Vorst 0-0-0-0, Rachel Beining 3-0-
1-7, Abby Siefker 8-0-2-18, Taylor
Mangas 2-1-2-9, Kendra Eickholt 0-0-
0-0, Annie Lindeman 2-0-2-6, Haley
Landwehr 0-0-0-0. Totals 16-2-7-45.
Score by Quarters:
Minster 15- 10- 9- 9 43
Ottoville 10- 8- 12- 15 45
Minster (37)
Mariah McKenzie 1-2-1-9,
Alana Poeppelman 1-1-2-7, Lauren
Roetgerman 1-0-0-2, Marissa Luthman
4-0-0-8, Hannah Schmitmeyer 5-0-1-
11. Totals 12-3-4-37.
Ottoville (15)
Monica Sarka 0-0-0-0, Courtney
Von Sossan 0-0-0-0, Annie Lindeman
3-0-0-6, Lexie Wannemacher 2-0-1-
5, Lindsey Wannemacher 1-0-0-2,
Nicole Kramer 1-0-0-2. Totals 7-0-
Score by Quarters:
Minster 11- 11- 12- 3 37
Ottoville 8- 1- 4- 2 15
Torrid comeback keeps Lady Green unbeaten
The Delphos Herald
Saturday night, the Ottoville
Big Green boys basketball
team traveled to Liberty-
Benton to take on the #8
team in Division III under the
veteran leadership of Head
Coach Steve Williman.
The game had an enormous
amount of twists in turns that
included the Big Green hold-
ing the Eagles scoreless in the
first period but came up short
on the evening by a score of
Both teams started off very
slowly on the offensive end
with the first basket of the
contest coming at the 4:42
mark when sophomore Brandt
Landin drove the lane, giv-
ing the Big Green the early
2-0 lead. The score remained
2-0 until the 2:40 mark
when senior Ryan Honigford
pushed the lead to 5-0 with
a 3-pointer. Honigford fol-
lowed up with another shot in
the lane and as time expired
in the quarter, Landin buried a
3-ball from the top of the key,
giving the visitors a 10-0 lead
after eight minutes of play.
The Eagles were 0-6 from
2-point range and equaled that
same percentage from beyond
the arc going 0-6 during the
first quarter.
It wasnt until the 5:10
mark of the second quarter
that the Eagles put their first
points on the board as senior
Mitch Linhart connected on
a shot in the lane, making the
score 10-2. The Eagles bat-
tled all the way back to 10-8
with 1:40 to go in the period
behind baskets by juniors
Adam Cytlak and John Darnal
and two free throws by Ryan
The lone point for the Big
Green came from senior Cory
Fischer with six seconds to
go when he made a strong
move to the basket and was
fouled, connecting on one out
of two foul shots in extending
the halftime lead for the Big
Green to 11-8.
The third quarter was the
decisive eight minutes of play
for the Eagles. They put 16
points up during the quar-
ter, while holding the Big
Green scoreless during the
same time frame. The Eagles
started connecting from the
outside as Cytlak drilled two
3-pointers and Darnal added
another accounting, for nine
of the 16 Eagles points.
With the Big Green find-
Eagles beat Ottoville
in low-scoring affair
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foul. The Eagles were able
to keep the two Big Green
leading scorers in Derek and
Luke Schimmoeller scoreless
through three periods of play.
Derek (2 points) and Luke
(4 points) scored all their
points in the final stanza but
it was too little too late as the
Eagles notched their 11th win
of the year.
The Eagles (11-1) had
balanced scoring from three
of their starters as Darnall,
Cytlak and Geise tallied 10,
nine and eight points, respec-
tively, on the night. The
Eagles were only 8-25 from
inside the arc for 32 percent
and 4-10 (40%) from beyond
the arc. From the line, the
Eagles were 4-9 (44%); they
hauled down 25 boards and
committed only four turn-
The Big Green (6-9) were
led by Landin with six points.
The Big Green shot 17 per-
cent by going 4-23 from
inside the arc and 2-9 (22%)
from 3-point land. From the
charity stripe, the Big Green
were 5-8 (63%) for the eve-
ning. They only had seven
turnovers for the game and
hauled down 16 boards.
The Big Green will not
play again until Saturday
when they host Paulding for a
6:30 junior varsity start.
The Wildcats will host
McComb next Friday night
in a key BVC game starting
with a 6:30 JV game.
The JV game went to the
Eagles 29-12.
Tyler Vorst led the Eagles
with seven points.
Ottoville was led by Tyler
Roby with seven points.
Ottoville (32)
Derek Schimmoeller 0-0-2-2, Ryan
Honigford 1-1-0-5, Luke Schimmoeller
2-0-0-4, Cory Fischer 0-0-1-1, Brandt
Landin 1-1-1-6, Austin Honigford 0-0-
1-1. Totals 4-2-5-19.
Liberty-Benton (32)
Adam Cytlak 1-2-1-9, John Darnall
2-2-0-10, Ryan Geise 3-0-2-8, Zach
Garver 0-0-0-0, Mitch Linhart 1-0-1-3,
B.J. Lawson 1-0-0-2. Totals 8-4-4-32.
Score by Quarters:
Ottoville 10-1- 0-8 19
Lib.-Bent. 0-8-16-8 32

Ottoville (12)
Brendon Schnipke 0-0-1-1, Tyler
Roby 1-1-2-7, Matthew Turnwald 0-0-
1-1, Rudy Wenzlick 0-0-1-1, Dustin
Trenkamp 0-0-2-2. Totals 1-1-7-12.
Lib.-Bent. (29)
Mitch Haan 0-1-0-3, Tyler Vorst
2-1-0-7, Alec Rhodes 2-0-0-4, Nathan
Craft 3-0-0-6, Brad Steinman 2-0-0-4,
Jon Dager 0-0-3-3, Alex Harter 1-0-0-
2. Totals 10-2-3-28.
Score by Quarters:
Ottoville 2- 10 12
Lib.-Bent. 16- 13 29
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The Associated Press
No doubt about it.
When you beat the best
and Joe Flacco
did that in consecu-
tive games the
skeptics should be
Im so glad
were going to the Super
Bowl right now, Baltimore
wide receiver Torrey Smith
said, so people can get off
Joes back.
Flacco threw three touch-
down passes in the second
half, helping the Ravens
reach the Super Bowl for the
first time in 12 years with
a 28-13 win over the New
England Patriots in the AFC
championship game Sunday.
He beat 2-time NFL MVP
Tom Brady one week after
outplaying Peyton Manning,
who has won the award four
times, in a 38-35 double-
overtime win over the Denver
Broncos. And that followed
a 24-9 victory over budding
star quarterback Andrew
Luck and the Indianapolis
Colts in the wild-card round.
Weve always believed
in Joe, coach John Harbaugh
said, and for Joe to come
out and to have this kind of
a game and this kind of a
stage three weeks in a row
Lucks a pretty good quar-
terback, Mannings a pretty
good quarterback and Bradys
a great quarterback.
All those guys are great
players but Joes a great quar-
terback. And Joe has proven
that. Hes not just proven it
this year; hes proven it for
five years.
No NFL quarterback
not Brady, not Manning
has more than Flaccos 62
victories, including the post-
season, since the start of the
2008 season. No NFL quar-
terback has more than his six
postseason wins on the road.
And no other quarterback has
a postseason victory in each
of his first five seasons during
the Super Bowl era.
Hes a great quarter-
back, said wide receiver
Anquan Boldin, who caught
two touchdown passes. I
dont know why people keep
doubting him because the big-
ger the situation is, the big-
ger he plays, and hes proven
that time and time again. So
maybe theyll get off his back
Finally, he will be the most
accomplished quarterback
in one of his playoff games
when he faces the 49ers, who
are favored by 4 1/2 points, in
New Orleans on Feb. 3.
San Francisco quarterback
Colin Kaepernick may have
made a splash with his run-
ning and passing skills but
hes started just nine games in
his two pro seasons.
Flacco has started every
Ravens game 80 in the
regular season, 12
in the postseason
since they took him
with the 18th pick of
the 2008 draft out of
As a rookie, he played
poorly in a 23-14 loss to the
Pittsburgh Steelers in the
AFC championship game. He
got back to that game last sea-
son but the Ravens lost 23-20
to the Patriots.
But on the same field
Sunday, Flacco completed
21-of-36 passes for 240 yards
and three touchdowns with
no interceptions. Brady went
29-for-54 for 320 yards, one
touchdown and two intercep-
These games are tough to
win and weve put ourselves
in the position to win these
games and, eventually, youre
going to push through and
play the way you need to,
he said.
A week earlier in a 38-35
double-overtime win over the
Broncos, he went 18-for-34
for 331 yards, three touch-
downs and no interceptions.
That beat Mannings 28-for-
43 for 290 yards, three touch-
downs and two interceptions.
Flaccos passer ratings in
this years postseason games
highlight his superiority
125.6 to Lucks 59.8, 116.2 to
Mannings 88.3 and 106.3 to
Bradys 62.3.
Ive always been a Joe
Flacco fan, Ravens lineback-
er Ray Lewis said.
The Patriots led 13-7 at
halftime but in a span of
10:01, Flacco threw touch-
down passes of five yards to
Dennis Pitta and three and 11
yards to Boldin.
They do a good job stop-
ping the run and we knew we
had to come out here in the
second half and make some
plays in the passing game,
Flacco added.
He sure did.
After completing just 6-of-
12 passes for 81 yards with no
touchdowns before the break,
he went 15-for-24 for 159
yards in the second half. He
was 14-for-18 on the three
touchdown drives and even
scrambled once for 14 yards
and a first down.
In three playoff games
this season hes thrown eight
touchdown passes and not a
single interception.
Safety Ed Reed saw great
potential in Flacco from the
quarterbacks rookie season.
From the first snap
(when) he went against our
defense, I knew he was a
smart guy, Reed said. We
blitzed him and he threw it
straight to the sideline out of
bounds because he knew we
were coming. Hes always
been a leader (with) more
than potential to lead
us to where were
going right now.
That should have
been clear when
Flacco guided the
Baltimore offense
to three AFC cham-
pionship games in his five
His opponents see it now
that hes helped take the
Ravens to the Super Bowl for
the first time in his career.
He is one of the elite
quarterbacks, Patriots safety
Steve Gregory said. I know
he gets a lot of flak for possi-
bly not being that type of guy
but he is.
And now Flacco can look
to pad his resume with his
first Super Bowl champion-
49ers rally past Falcons 28-24 in
NFC title game
ATLANTA The loss stuck with
them for a year, pushing the San
Francisco 49ers in everything they did.
They didnt want to feel that way again.
Not to worry.
The 49ers are headed to the Super
Bouncing back from a bitter loss
in the 2012 NFC championship game,
San Francisco cleared the hurdle it
couldnt quite get over the previous
season. And, boy, did the 49ers earn
it, rallying from an early 17-0 deficit
to beat the Atlanta Falcons 28-24 on
We worked so hard, said Frank
Gore, who ran for a pair of touch-
downs, including the go-ahead score
with 8:23 remaining. We knew that we
got here last year and it didnt happen.
But we got back and we said to our-
selves, as a team, that this time weve
got to walk through the door. You really
dont get opportunities like this.
The 49ers used to get them all the
time, winning five Super Bowl titles in
the 1980s and 90s. Now, with a clutch
quarterback (Kaepernick), a budding
genius of a coach (Jim Harbaugh) and
a big-play defense, theyre ready to
start a new dynasty.
They were one win away from play-
ing for it all last season, until a fumbled
return in the NFC championship game
led to the winning field goal in overtime
for the eventual Super Bowl champion
New York Giants.
When the Falcons raced to their
big lead by the first play of the sec-
ond quarter, San Francisco (13-4-1)
appeared headed for more disappoint-
ment. But no one lost faith and the
49ers pulled off the biggest comeback
victory ever in an NFC championship
game, according to STATS. The previ-
ous record was 13 points Atlantas
victory over Minnesota in the 1999
title game, which sent the Falcons to
what remains the only Super Bowl
appearance in franchise history. The
AFC championship game record is 18
points, when Indianapolis rallied past
New England in 2007.
I dont really think its destiny or
anything like that written on the walls,
49ers defensive tackle Justin Smith
said. Its the team that works the hard-
est, prepares the hardest and has the
best players and coaching staff. You
pour all that in together and it comes
out pretty good at the end.
The 49ers advanced to face
Baltimore at New Orleans in two
weeks, looking to join Pittsburgh as
the only franchises with six Super
Bowl titles. Itll be a brother-vs.-brother
matchup, too; John Harbaugh coaches
the Ravens. But Jim Harbaugh wasnt
concerned about a family reunion.
He was hoppin mad when a dis-
puted call went against the 49ers on
Atlantas potential winning drive in the
closing minutes. Harbaugh leaped in
the air, screamed at the officials and
had to be restrained by his staff from
charging the field.
But the 49ers stopped Atlanta on
a fourth-down play at their own 10, as
linebacker NaVorro Bowman reached
in to swat the ball away from Roddy
White on a pass across the middle with
1:09 remaining.
San Francisco ran off all but the
final 6 seconds, not nearly
enough time for Matt Ryan to
pull out another improbable
The previous week,
Atlanta (14-4) squandered a
20-point lead in the fourth
quarter against the Seattle
Seahawks, nearly becoming
the first team to lose with
such a daunting advantage
in the final period of a playoff game.
But Ryan completed two long passes
in the final 30 seconds and Matt Bryant
kicked a 49-yard field goal for a 30-28
After Gores second TD gave San
Francisco its first lead of the day, the
Falcons took the ensuing kickoff and
used up nearly all the clock while going
70 yards. They might have reclaimed
the lead if Harry Douglas had been
able to stay on his feet while hauling in
a 22-yard pass. The defender slipped,
leaving Douglas all alone down the
sideline. But he tripped, too, doing well
to make the catch without the ball hit-
ting the turf. Harbaugh thought it did,
challenging the call, but the referee
ruled it a catch after looking at the
Thats when Harbaugh nearly lost
it. It all worked out, though.
We rose up there at the end,
Harbaugh said. It was a great fin-
ish for our defense, an exclamation
point on the game. The Falcons ran
up and down the field in the first two
quarters, piling up 17 first downs and
297 yards for a 24-14 lead. Ryan
played a nearly perfect half, complet-
ing 18-of-24 passes for 271 yards and
three touchdowns, two of them to Julio
Jones. When Tony Gonzalez hauled
in a 10-yard touchdown pass with 25
seconds remaining, restoring a double-
digit lead, it looked as though Atlanta
had weathered the 49ers comeback.
Actually, the Falcons were done, at
least on the scoreboard.
They were held scoreless over the
final two periods by the 49ers, who
seized on two key mistakes by Ryan.
First, after guiding the Falcons into
San Francisco territory, he was picked
off by Chris Culliver. Then, with Atlanta
well within field-goal range at the 49ers
28, Ryan took his eye off a shotgun
snap for a split-second and the ball
bounced off his hands. Aldon Smith
recovered for San Francisco.
Against a good football team like
that, you cant have those kinds of
mistakes, Ryan said. We moved the
ball really effectively all day. We just
had two chances where we were in
positive territory and didnt walk away
with points.
The 49ers are headed to the Super
Bowl for the first time since 1995,
when they won the last of their cham-
pionships. The city by the bay is rap-
idly becoming the new Titletown USA.
The 49ers will try follow the lead of
the baseball Giants, who gave San
Francisco a World Series champion-
ship in October.
Kaepernick didnt get a chance to
show off his touchdown celebration
for the 49ers flexing his right arm
and kissing his bicep, a move that
quickly became a social media sen-
sation known as Kaepernicking. But
the second-year quarterback who runs
like a track star shredded the Falcons
through the air by completing 16-of-
21 for 233 yards, including a 4-yard
touchdown to Vernon Davis. Plus, he
caused so much concern about his
running ability out of the spread option
that Gore and LaMichael James found
plenty of huge holes.
Ryan had the best playoff game of
his career, completing 30-of-42 for 396
yards. His favorite target was Jones,
who hauled in scoring passes of 46
and 20 yards on the way to finishing
with 11 catches for 182 yards. But it
wasnt enough to extend the career of
Gonzalez, the Hall of Famer-to-be who
has said all along this would likely be
his final season.
He sure sounded like it was over.
Ive had such a great life, he said.
I wish it wouldve culminated with the
Super Bowl but it didnt.
Gore scored on runs of five and
nine yards, finishing with 90 yards on
21 carries. James picked up the first
TD for the 49ers on a 15-yard run.
Flacco heads to Super Bowl
after beating 2 of the best
Jays 10th at CIT
Johns wrestling team par-
ticipated in the 52nd annu-
al Catholic Invitational
Tournament held at Olentangy
Liberty High School (hosted
by Columbus Bishop Hartley)
Saturday and Sunday and fin-
ished 10th among the 30-team
meet involving schools from
all three divisions.
The Blue Jays were second
missing out on defending
its small-school title from a
year ago with 80 points,
trailing Dayton Chaminade-
Julienne by one point.
They had four wres-
tlers place in the top-6 for
their weight classes: Austin
Martin, second (145); Wes
Buettner, fourth (152); Will
Buettner, fourth (170); and
Luke Wrasman, fifth (160).
The team will compete in
the regional state duals ver-
sus Riverdale at Coldwater
Wednesday. Austin was the
highest placer in school his-
tory, wrestling an outstand-
ing weekend. Will pinned
his opponent Saturday night
to get his 100th career win
and had a big win over an
LCC wrestler and state plac-
er, Bobby Sunderhaus 10-4,
Jays coach Derek Sterling
noted. Wes finished fourth
with a controversial finals
match where we felt thought
he took control and the lead
in the match with five sec-
onds left only to have the
referees waive the points off.
Luke Wrasman had an injury
forfeit in the finals but wres-
tled some great matches this
Others getting some wins
for the Jays were Justin
Siefker (132) and Nate
Schroeder (285).
2013 Catholic Invitational
Tournament Team Scores:
1. Moeller 242.0 (LS), Tol. C.C.
174.0 (LS), SVSM 143.5 (LS), Lake
Catholic 121.0 (LS), Elder 119.5
(LS), St. Xavier 112.0 (LS), Padua
107.0 (LS), St. Ignatius 88.0 (LS),
Cham. Julienne 79.0 (SS), Del. St.
Johns 76.0 (SS), Lima C.C. 62.5
(SS), Elyria Catholic 61.5 (SS),
Hartley 59.0 (SS), Ready 57.5
(SS), Tol. St. Johns 47.5 (LS), St.
Francis 46.5 (LS), Newark Catholic
41.0 (SS), LaSalle 36.0 (LS),
DeSales (LS) and Badin 31.0 (SS),
Benedictine 28.0 (SS), St. Charles
26.5 (LS), Carroll (LS) and Calvert
23.0 (SS), VASJ 20.0 (SS), Holy
Name 19.0 (SS), Summit Co. Day
18.0 (SS), Chanel 6.5 (SS), Trinity
4.0 (SS), Tusc. C.C 3.0 (SS).

Grove 6th, Jefferson

10th, Lincolnview
20th at Van Buren
Columbus Grove finished
sixth in the 23-team Van
Buren Invitational Friday and
Jefferson ended up 10th
and Lincolnview 20th.
Jefferson takes on
Spencerville 6 p.m.
Wednesday at Bath in the
first-ever State Team Duals,
while Grove is at home.
Van Buren Invit at ional Team
Scores: Wayne Trace 155.5,
Carey 148.5, Riverdale 135.5,
Hopewell-Loudon 118, Allen
East 102.5, Columbus Grove
and Fost oria 102, Elmwood 98,
Van Buren 91.5, Jef f erson 90,
Ot sego 82.5, Gibsonburg 75,
St . Joseph CC 70, Bluf f t on 64.5,
Cory-Rawson 53.5, Swant on 42,
Arcadia 39, Ot t awa-Glandorf
38, Lakot a 35.5, Lincolnview
27, Libert y-Bent on 26, McComb
20.5, Seneca East 7.
Finals: 106: Dues ( 9) ,
Allen East Fall Andrich ( 12) ,
Elmwood, 2:38; Swart zmiller
( 10) , Hopewell-Loudon Fall Love
( 9) , Arcadia, 3:23; Clemens
( 9) , Wayne Trace M-Dec Tregg
Keysor ( 12) , Columbus Grove,
14-5. 113: Taylor ( 11) , Wayne
Trace Forf McCoy ( 12) , Swant on;
Mart in ( 11) , Riverdale M-Dec
Collins ( 12) , Gibsonburg, 12-0;
Sarresht eh ( 10) , Libert y Bent on
Dec Bowman ( 10) , Arcadia, 7-3.
120: Leonard ( 10) , Fost oria
Fall Penningt on ( 10) , Elmwood,
3:08; Reisinger ( 9) , Swant on Fall
Sammet ( 11) , Carey, 1:57. 126:
Smit h ( 9) , Fost oria Dec Tolent o
( 10) , Lakot a, 3-1; Benschot er
( 10) , Elmwood Dec Gaige
Rassman ( 10) , Jef f erson, 3-1;
Smit h ( 12) , Cory-Rawson T-Fall
Brock ( 9) , Hopewell-Loudon,
15-0. 132: Vasquez ( 11) , St .
Joe Cent ral Cat holic Dec Geary
( 9) , Gibsonburg, 6-0; Miller ( 11) ,
Wayne Trace Dec Daut erman
( 11) , Elmwood, 3-0; Leist ( 12) ,
Carey M-Dec Sot o ( 10) , Ot sego,
16-2. 138: Hall ( 9) , Elmwood
Fall Christ ian St echschult e
( 10) , Columbus Grove, 1:33;
Tanner Vermule ( 11) , Jef f erson
Dec Glosser ( 10) , Ot sego, 9-2;
Showalt er ( 10) , Wayne Trace
Dec Higgins ( 11) , Carey, 13-7.
145: Frey ( 11) , Riverdale Dec
Garmat t er ( 12) , Bluf f t on, 2-1;
Baer ( 12) , Elmwood Dec Myers
( 11) , Hopewell-Loudon, 7-5
SV; Cant ero ( 12) , Fost oria Dec
Brodman ( 10) , Carey, 3-1. 152:
Green ( 11) , Fost oria Fall Recker
( 11) , Ot t awa-Glandorf , 0:08;
Andrew Burgei ( 10) , Columbus
Grove Dec Reel ( 10) , Wayne Trace,
9-5. 160: Hrabak ( 10) , Hopewell-
Loudon Dec Alec Gladwell ( 11) ,
Columbus Grove, 7-3; Temple
( 12) , Wayne Trace Dec Hendrix
( 11) , Ot sego, 2-0; McAdoo ( 12) ,
Allen East Dec Sonnenberg ( 10) ,
Van Buren, 8-7. 170: Henline ( 10) ,
Gibsonburg Fall Will Selhorst ( 11) ,
Columbus Grove, 1:48; Criblez
( 12) , Allen East Fall Mullholland
( 12) , Carey, 4:14; Reynolds ( 12) ,
Fost oria Fall Doug Hicks ( 11) ,
Lincolnview, 2:48. 182: Met calf
( 12) , Gibsonburg Dec Conley
( 12) , Bluf f t on, 6-5; Brandon
Benrot h ( 12) , Columbus Grove
Dec Reisinger ( 12) , Swant on,
3-1; St ansberry ( 12) , Carey Dec
Headingt on ( 12) , Riverdale, 8-6.
195: Cox ( 12) , Allen East Fall
Sauber ( 11) , Carey, 2:13; Meyer
( 12) , Ot t awa-Glandorf M-Dec
Pierce ( 10) , Wayne Trace, 12-4;
Widman ( 11) , St . Joe Cent ral
Cat holic Fall At chison ( 12) , Van
Buren, 3:31.
220: Welker ( 12) , Riverdale
Fall Sampson ( 9) , Bluf f t on, 2:54;
Uzelac ( 10) , Elmwood Dec Dust in
McConnahea ( 11) , Jef f erson,
3-2; Durbin ( 11) , St . Joe Cent ral
Cat holic Fall Oler ( 12) , Van Buren,
285: Pf eist er ( 11) , Riverdale
Fall Alex Shaf f er ( 10) , Columbus
Grove, 2:12; Hossler ( 12) ,
Hopewell-Loudon Dec Moran ( 12) ,
Carey, 4-3; Geof f Ket cham ( 12) ,
Jef f erson Fall Sext on ( 10) , Van
Buren, 4:32.
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The couple will exchange vows on March 22 at North
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The bride-elect is a graduate of St. Johns High school,
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The couple will exchange vows on Feb. 9 at St. John
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The Associated Press
NEW YORK Jessica
Chastain easily outmuscled
Arnold Schwarzenegger and
Mark Wahlberg over the
weekend, topping the box
office with both her supernat-
ural horror film Mama and
the Oscar-nominated Osama
bin Laden hunt thriller Zero
Dark Thirty.
Mama opened well
above expectations with a
box-office topping $28.1 mil-
lion for Universal Pictures,
according to studio estimates
Sunday. Chastain also held
the second spot with Zero
Dark Thirty, for which shes
nominated by the Academy
Awards for best actress.
In its second week of wide
release, Zero Dark Thirty
took in $17.6 million. The
films strong performances
made an unlikely box-office
queen out of a chameleon-
like actress that even fans
of Mama might have trou-
ble picking out of a lineup.
Chastain, whose credits range
from Terrence Malicks
The Tree of Life to The
Help (for which she was
also Oscar nominated), even
accomplished the rare feat
by besting a couple more tra-
ditional box-office stalwarts.
Schwarzeneggers post-
governorship comeback got
off to a terrible start. His
action flick The Last Stand
opened with just $6.3 mil-
lion for Lionsgate, one of
the worst debuts for the
brawny 65-year-old star. The
film came in 10th. Though
Schwarzenegger co-starred in
The Expendables 2, which
opened with $28.6 million
in August, The Last Stand
is his first proper starring
vehicle since exiting the
California governors seat in
January 2011.
The Mark Wahlberg,
Russell Crowe-led New York
crime film Broken City
didnt fare much better. The
Fox release premiered with
$9.1 million.
The Oscar-nominated
Django Unchained, mean-
while, became the directors
biggest box-office hit in its
fourth week. The Weinstein
Co. release surpassed his
previous film, Inglourious
Basterds, by adding $8.2
million for a domestic total
of $138.4 million. But it
did exceptional business
internationally, taking in
$48.1 million and proving
that Tarantinos Spaghetti
Western set in the antebellum
South had tremendous appeal
But domestically, audi-
ences flocked to the PG-13-
rated Mama, which bore
the imprimatur of the well-
respected fantasy-spinner
Guillermo Del Toro, a pro-
Never underestimate the
drawing power of a PG-13
horror film, said Paul
Dergarabedian, box-office
analyst for
Nikki Rocco, head of distri-
bution for Universal Pictures,
acknowledged the apparently
limitless appetite for such a
film, if done right: Thats
why we did it, she said. Its
a fun film without a lot of
extraordinary violence, said
Rocco, who added she would
have been thrilled with a
debut in the mid- to high-
Young people like scary
stuff. With Martin Luther
King Jr. Day on Monday,
Hollywood will get a virtual
four-day weekend at the box
office. Universal is predict-
ing Mama to finish with
$33.2 million by the end
of Monday. Though horror
films generally are a hit with
male audiences, Mama
appealed strongly to females,
who made up 61 percent of
its moviegoers.
That was key on a weekend
filled with male-driven mov-
ies, including Broken City,
The Last Stand, Django
Unchained and Warner
Bros. Gangster Squad.
Its an incredibly com-
petitive marketplace for
testosterone-driven films,
said Dergarabedian. The
Weinstein Co.s Silver
Linings Playbook, nomi-
nated for eight Academy
Awards including best pic-
ture, expanded to its largest
number of theaters in its 10th
week of release.
Playing in 2,523 theaters,
a jump of 1,713 theaters, the
David O. Russell film took in
$11.4 million on the weekend
the same in which its star
Jennifer Lawrence hosted
Saturday Night Live for
a cumulative $55.3 million.
Other Oscar favorites saw
their largest boost interna-
tionally. Ang Lees 3-D fan-
tasy Life of Pi continued
to attract moviegoers world-
wide, adding $20.7 million
to its huge $393.9 million
international haul.
The international take for
Tom Hoopers musical, Les
Miserables, also grew to
$150.5 million with $19.4
million on the weekend.
Estimated ticket sales for
Friday through Sunday at
U.S. and Canadian theaters,
according to Hollywood.
com. Where available, lat-
est international numbers are
also included. Final domes-
tic figures will be released
1. Mama, $28.1 million.
2. Zero Dark Thirty,
$17.6 million.
3. Silver Linings
Playbook, $11.4 million. 4.
Gangster Squad, $9.1 mil-
5. Broken City, $9 mil-
lion. 6. A Haunted House,
$8.3 million. 7. Django
Unchained, $8.2 million.
8. Les Miserables, $7.8
9. The Hobbit: An
Unexpected Journey, $6.4
10. The Last Stand, $6.3
Chastain films take top
2 spots at box office
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Experienced Amish Carpentry
Roofing, remodeling,
concrete, pole barns, garages
or any construction needs.
Cell 567-644-6030
Home Improvement
Floor Installation
Carpet, Vinyl, Wood,
Ceramic Tile
Reasonable rates
Free estimates
Phil 419-235-2262
Wes 567-644-9871
You buy, we apply
Tree Trimming
Stump Grinding
Tree Removal
Car Care
Transmission, Inc.
2 miles north of Ottoville
automatic transmission
standard transmission
transfer case
brakes & tune up
Amish Crew
Needing work
Roofing Remodeling
Bathrooms Kitchens
Hog Barns Drywall
Additions Sidewalks
Concrete etc.
For a low,
low price!
Sat., Jan. 26, 2013 at 10 AM.
This farm will be offered as a whole as many
times necessary to obtain the highest and
best bid. Sold for the support of Myrtle M.
Clymer owner resident of Heritage Nursing
Home. The farm lays fat has good road front-
age and access off Co. Rd. 47 and is practically
all farmable.
Terms: $20,000.00 down nonrefundable on
sale day with balance due within thirty days
when a Fiduciary Deed will be given. 2013
farming rights will be sold with the farm.
2012 real estate taxes to be paid by the seller.
Sale is not subject to the buyers fnancing or
inspections. Buyers fnancing is to be prear-
ranged. The farm is being purchased in AS
IS condition. Seller reserves the right to
reject any and all bids, but does intend to sell.
Owner: Myrtle M. Clymer, Steven Clymer
Walter Bros. Inc. Auctioneers
Ben, Tom, Matt Walter & Kris Gosche
901 N. Main St. Findlay, Ohio 45840
77.873 acres Sec. 10 Union Twp.
Hancock Co., OH
Auction to be held at Hancock Co.
Ag Center Conference room 7868
Co. Rd. 140 Findlay, OH 45840
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Van Wert County
Donald C. Sutton,
Darlene J. Sutton, Donald
C. Sutton Family Trust,
Darlene J. Sutton Family
Trust to Rick L. Sutton,
portion of section 7, Liberty
Patricia A. Dunifon to
Keith Dunifon, Lindsey
Dunifon, Nicole Dunifon,
portion of section 4, Jackson
Thomas L. Jones, Connie
Ruth Knittle to Thomas L.
Jones Living Trust, Connie
Ruth Knittle Living Trust,
inlot 3430, portion of inlot
193, inlots 526, 3289, Van
Wert, portion of section 6,
Jennings Township.
Winifred R. Ruhlin
Living Trust to Laura A.
Metzger Living Trust, inlot
3287, Van Wert.
Arthur G. Kiehl Family
Living Trust, Lois K. Kiehl
Family Living Trust to
Richard A. Bowen, portion
of section 15, Harrison
Todd D. Wolfrum,
Angela M. Wolfrum to
Ernest P. Welch, inlot 46,
Middle Point.
Wells Fargo Bank to
Secretary of Housing &
Urban Development, inlot
1984, Van Wert.
Estate of Wilma J. Carrier
to David L. Gibson, Lisa L.
Gibson, portion of section 7,
Tully Township.
Marcia L. Goings, Holly
Goings, Camille Goings,
Tara Lutz, Christopher
Lutz, Brandon Goings,
Christopher M. Lutz
to William E. Dowler,
Kathleen M. Dowler,
portion of section 21, Union
Marcia L. Goings, Holly
Goings, Camille Goings,
Tara Lutz, Christopher
Lutz, Brandon Goings,
Christopher M. Lutz to
Carlton E. Goings Trust,
Lois M. Goings Trust,
portion of section 28, Union
Township, portion of outlots
42-1, 48, 40, 41, 43, 44,
Jeffery Bockey, Bridget
Bockey to Steven E.
Bockey, portion of inlot
302, Delphos.
Jason D. Ainsworth,
Sheriff Stan D. Owens to
FKF Properties LLC, inlots
221, 222, portion of inlot
223, Ohio City.
Edith Louise Basham,
Scott Wayne Basham,
Marcia Ann Wendel, Marian
R. Morris to Adam Douglas
Runyon, Adam D. Runyon,
inlot 1514, Van Wert.
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Tomorrows Horoscope
By Bernice Bede Osol
Lucky you, because during tough
times, two loyal friends might go
out of their way to make your life
easer in the year ahead. Be sure
to show proper gratitude for their
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19)
-- In an involvement with friends,
dont depend upon any one person
to get things organized. You should
know -- if you want something done,
do it yourself.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20)
-- Youre likely to be far more
successful in your commercial affairs
if you use an indirect approach. Dont
be too obvious about your intentions
and tip your hand prematurely.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) --
If you feel you could do a better job
of making arrangements for others
than someone else, dont hesitate to
ask to take over. That person might
be pleased to get rid of the job.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) --
An important objective is reachable,
but you might have to alter your
tactics to achieve it. You wont mind
being flexible to deal with shifting
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) --
Because you always do quite well
with situations that challenge your
imagination and creativity, you
wont dodge assignments that appear
complex or difficult to others.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) --
Much to your surprise, youll perform
ably and even reap substantial
benefits from an arrangement that
you thought offered little or no
possibilities whatsoever.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) --
Teaming up with others could turn
out to be a fortunate move for you,
especially if your allies are as bold
as you are. This is not a day for
shrinking violets.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
-- You are now in a cycle where
you could receive a lot of deserving
acknowledgement and rewards for
past work. Instead of easing up, push
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) --
Instead of attempting to manipulate
developments, let nature run its
course. Youre in a fortunate cycle,
but Lady Luck needs lots of room
and freedom to operate.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) --
Remain both hopeful and expectant
today, because, just when you think
an important matter cant be finalized
to your satisfaction, events will take
a turn for the better.
21) -- Try once again to get in touch
with certain people who you believe
are important to your immediate
plans. They are likely to be more
receptive to your ideas than they
were previously.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19) -- Be sure to manage your
resources with extreme care, because
your material trends look uncertain.
Dont unrealistically raise your
If you want more out of life, its
extremely important to elevate your
sights in the year ahead. Additionally,
no one should have to tell you that
it takes hard work to make things
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19)
-- You wont have to be told that
duties that require your immediate
attention should be given top priority.
Sweeping them under the rug
wouldnt give you any peace.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20)
-- A convivial atmosphere will help
immensely if there is some kind
of business matter that needs to
be discussed with others. Find a
pleasant, social setting in which to
talk things out.
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
-- Because youre usually such an
upbeat person, merely going along
with things could make you look as
if youre down in the dumps. You
wont be -- youll just be in a quiet
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
-- Listen attentively to someone who
always has something new to share.
If you retain what you hear, chances
are youll later find some effective
ways to put it to use.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) --
Itll pay to focus on endeavors that
could enhance your material security.
There are likely to be several
constructive steps you can take if
youre willing to take action.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) --
Its OK to spend some time on the
advancement of one of your primary
interests, even if you have to break
plans with another.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) --
The best way to achieve a critical
objective is to keep a low profile.
You need to pursue your intentions
as unobtrusively as possible.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
-- Because friends will sense your
concern for them is genuine, theyll
appreciate your efforts on their
behalf. Sincerity is the key to a
harmonious relationship.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)
-- An objective that you couldnt
achieve in the past looks like it can
be attained, mostly because this time
youre likely to be more flexible and
tenacious in your efforts.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22)
-- Youre likely to find out that some
knowledge you recently acquired can
benefit a close friend as much as it
does you. Be sure to share it openly
and honestly.
21) -- Your instincts regarding a
commercial matter are likely to be
a shade sharper than usual. Follow
your impulses, but be sure to use
plenty of logic as well.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
-- Try to avoid an acquaintance who
always takes it upon him or herself
to make decisions for everybody.
Youre not likely to have too much
patience for this kind of behavior.
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King content of character
quote inspires debate
The Associated Press
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in
a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin
but by the content of their character.
This sentence spoken by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. has
been quoted countless times as expressing one of Americas
bedrock values, its language almost sounding like a constitutional
amendment on equality.
Yet today, 50 years after King shared this vision during his most
famous speech, there is considerable disagreement over what it means.
The quote is used to support opposing views on politics, affir-
mative action and programs intended to help the disadvantaged.
Just as the words of the nations founders are parsed for modern
meanings on guns and abortion, so are Kings words used in
debates over the proper place of race in America.
As we mark the King holiday, what might he ask of us in a time
when both the president and a disproportionate number of people
in poverty are black? Would King have wanted us to completely
ignore race in a color-blind society? To consider race as one of
many factors about a person? And how do we discern character?
For at least two of Kings children, the future envisioned by the
father has yet to arrive.
I dont think we can ignore race, says Martin Luther King III.
What my father is asking is to create the climate where every
American can realize his or her dreams, he says. Now what does
that mean when you have 50 million people living in poverty?
Bernice King doubts her father would seek to ignore differences.
When he talked about the beloved community, he talked
about everyone bringing their gifts, their talents, their cultural
experiences, she says. We live in a society where we may have
differences, of course, but we learn to celebrate these differences.
The meaning of Kings monumental quote is more com-
plex today than in 1963 because the unconscious signals
have changed, says the historian Taylor Branch, author of the
acclaimed trilogy America in the King Years.
Fifty years ago, bigotry was widely accepted. Today, Branch
says, even though prejudice is widely denounced, many people
unconsciously pre-judge others.
Unfortunately race in American history has been one area in
which Americans kid themselves and pretend to be fair-minded
when they really are not, says Branch, whose new book is The
King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement.
Branch believes that today, King would ask people of all backgrounds
not just whites to deepen their patriotism by leaving their comfort
zones, reaching across barriers and learning about different people.
For many conservatives, the modern meaning of Kings quote
is clear: Special consideration for one racial or ethnic group is a
violation of the dream.
The quote is like the Declaration of Independence, says Roger
Clegg, president of the Center for Equal Opportunity, a conserva-
tive think tank that studies race and ethnicity. In years past, he
says, America may have needed to grow into the words, but today
they must be obeyed to the letter.
The Declaration of Independence says all men are created
equal, Clegg says. Nobody thinks it doesnt really mean what
it says because Thomas Jefferson owned slaves. King gave a bril-
liant and moving quotation, and I think it says we should not be
treating people differently on the basis of skin color.
Many others agree. Kings quote has become a staple of con-
servative belief that judged by the color of their skin includes
things such as unique appeals to certain voter groups, reserving
government contracts for Hispanic-owned businesses, seeking
more non-white corporate executives, or admitting black students
to college with lower test scores.
In Mexico, self-defense
squads battle violence
The Associated Press
AYUTLA, Mexico The young man
at the roadside checkpoint wept softly
behind the red bandanna that masked his
face. At his side was a relic revolver, and
his feet were shod in the muddy, broken
boots of a farmer.
Haltingly, he told how his cousins
body was found in a mass grave with
about 40 other victims of a drug gang.
Apparently, the cousin had caught a ride
with an off-duty soldier and when gunmen
stopped the vehicle, they killed everyone
on the car.
There isnt one of us who hasnt felt
the pain of seeing them take a family
member and not being able to ever get
them back, said the young civilian self-
defense patrol member, who identified
himself as just another representative of
the people of the mountain.
Now he has joined hundreds of other
men in the southern Mexico state of
Guerrero who have taken up arms to
defend their villages against drug gangs,
a vigilante movement born of frustration
at extortion, killings and kidnappings that
local police are unable, or unwilling, to
Vigilantes patrol a dozen or more towns
in rural Mexico, the unauthorized but
often tolerated edge of a growing move-
ment toward armed citizen self-defense
squads across the country. The situation
Mexico is experiencing, the crime, is what
has given the communities the legitimacy
to say, We will assume the tasks that the
government has not been able to fulfill,
said rights activist Roman Hernandez,
whose group Tlachinollan has worked
with the community forces.
The young man and his masked
cohorts stop cars at a checkpoint along the
two-lane highway that runs past mango
and palm trees to Ayutla, a dusty, sun-
struck town of concrete homes with red-
tile roofs. Pigs, chickens and skinny dogs
root in the dirt while the mountains of the
Pacific Coast range loom above.
The men wear fading t-shirts, leather
sandals and most are armed with old hunt-
ing rifles or ancient 20-gauge shotguns
hanging from their shoulders on twine
slings as they stop cars and check the IDs
of passing drivers.
The reach of drug gangs based in
Acapulco, about 45 miles (75 kilometers)
away, had intensified to the point that
they were demanding protection payments
from almost anybody with any property:
truck and bus drivers, cattle ranchers, store
owners. In a region where farmworkers
make less than $6 per day, the situation
grew intolerable for everyone.
When they extorted money from the
rancher, he raised the price of beef, and
the store owner raised the price of torti-
llas, said a short, stocky defense-patrol
commander who wore a brown ski mask
and a black leather jacket. Because the
patrols are not formally recognized by the
courts, the law or the government and
they fear drug cartel reprisals most
members wear masks and refuse to give
their full names.
An example of the danger came in late
July when the citys official police chief
was found shot to death on the edge of
It was another attack by criminals that
sparked the movement in Ayutla: In early
January, gang members kidnapped a com-
mander of an existing community police
force in a nearby town.
Maybe they wanted to intimidate us,
but it backfired. They just awakened the
people, said one of the older vigilantes, a
straw-hatted man without a gun.
Since then, the upstart self-defense
movement has spread to other towns and
villages such as Las Mesas and El Pericon.
On a recent day, Associated Press jour-
nalists saw 200 to 300 masked, armed
men patrolling, manning checkpoints and
moving around in squad-size contingents.
Some had only machetes, but most had old
single-shot, bolt-action rifles.
Waving guns, they stop each vehicle,
and ask for drivers licenses or voter IDs,
which they check against a handwritten
list of los malos, or the bad guys.
They sometimes search vehicles and frisk
the drivers.
Boeing investigation turns to battery maker
The Associated Press
TOKYO Japanese and
U.S. investigators began a
probe today into the maker
of the lithium ion batteries
used in Boeings grounded
787 jets.
Tsutomu Nishijima, a
spokesman for GS Yuasa,
the battery manufacturer, said
investigators visited the com-
panys headquarters in Kyoto,
Japan and that Yuasa was
cooperating with the probe.
All 50 of the 787
Dreamliners that Boeing has
delivered to airlines were
grounded after an overheated
battery forced the emergen-
cy landing of an All Nippon
Airways 787 flight last week
in western Japan. Boeing
has halted deliveries of new
planes until it can address the
electrical problems.
Todays investigation
involved an introductory
meeting and factory tour, with
deeper studies into product
quality and other issues to
follow as the probe continues,
said Tatsuyuki Shimazu, the
chief air worthiness engineer
at the Civil Aviation Bureaus
Aviation Safety Department.
Two investigators from
the U.S. Federal Aviation
Administration and an inves-
tigator from Japans govern-
ment were conducting the
probe into how the batteries
are made and assembled and
into any quality issues, he
We are in the midst of
collecting information, so as
to whether there is a problem
or not has not yet been deter-
mined, Shimazu said.
Nishijima of GS Yuasa
said he could not comment
on details of the investigation.
The burned insides of
the ANA battery showed it
received voltage in excess of
its design limits. However, a
battery that caught fire in a
Japan Airlines Boeing 787 in
Boston earlier this month was
found not to have been over-
U.S. government investi-
gators said there could still be
problems with wiring or other
charging components.
In the U.S., investiga-
tors from the National
Transportation Safety Board
planned to meet Tuesday with
officials from Securaplane
Technologies Inc., manufac-
turer of the charger for the
787s lithium ion batteries, at
the companys headquarters
in Tucson, Ariz., said Kelly
Nantel, a spokeswoman for
the board.
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