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50¢ daily www.delphosherald.com BY ED GEBERT Times Bulletin Editor VAN WERT — It appears 2013 may be another good year for sales tax receipts in Van Wert County. The first collections of the year from county retailers showed a 4.23 percent increase over January 2012 collections. Sales tax collections in January reflect sales from the preceding November, which is the first portion of holiday shopping season. “This year we start on a positive. We’re up $13,000,” reported County Treasurer Bev Fuerst at a Thursday morning meeting of county department heads. “That’s what we got here in January for November sales, so I’m anxious to get February’s because that will be December sales. Hopefully, we had a great Christmas season.” The figures show that the total income from the county’s 1.0 percent and the 0.5 percent sales tax was over

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for the general fund. The sheet highlighted the difference sources for revenue to the fund and county department heads took turns asking about various income line items. “As far as finances right now, the general fund has $640,000, so we seem to be in pretty good shape,” she summarized. However Commissioner Thad Lichtensteiger pointed out that even with that money in the fund, most of that is already spoken for in 2013. “After we finished with appropriations, we had about $16,000 left in unencumbered The first meeting of Van Wert County department heads was held Thursday morning, dollars, so if we run into any and the group spent much of the time talking about the county’s financial situation as well speed bumps or any wrinkles, we could be in trouble,” he as computer system issues. (Times Bulletin/Ed Gebert) cautioned. “We’d like to have $326,000 for November 2012 businesses. Last year’s sales meet the [amount collected a little more cushion than sales. That figure is up nearly tax income was up nearly in the] month the previous that.” $72,000 from just three years $715,000 from 2009 to year… Car sales went very Three new large sources previous. almost $4 million. well last year. The big box of income are merely estiIn fact, sales tax revenue “Last year we had a stores did well also. Keep mates at this point on the has been trending upward for great year,” Fuerst stated. shopping in Van Wert!” worksheet. Funds from the the past few years, indicating “We were up over $88,000. At the same meeting, Blue Creek Wind Farm is that more money is being We only had three negative County Auditor Nancy Dixon not expected to come into spent with Van Wert County months where we did not shared a budget worksheet the county until 2014.

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Delphos, Ohio Lichtensteiger estimated that besides the regular distribution of payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) on the farm, another $230,000 per year should be received in funding. That represents a percentage based on the number of megawatts of power generated which goes directly into the general fund. In Paulding County, the first PILOT payment on the Timber Road II Wind Farm is set to be paid next week to that county. That amount will be approximately $900,000 annually. The Timber Road project went online before the opening of the Blue Creek Wind Farm, which is split between both Van Wert and Paulding counties. Another revenue estimate is the amount brought in through the electrical aggregation agreement negotiated between the county and First Choice Energy. The first installment of those funds is expected in the first half on See BUDGET, page 12

Lady ’Cats win road league game, Lady Jays falter, p6

FRIDAY Boys Basketball Paulding at Jefferson (NWC), 6 p.m. Fort Jennings at Miller City (PCL), 6 p.m. Spencerville at Crestview (NWC), 6 p.m. Kenton at Elida (WBL), 6 p.m. Allen East at Columbus Grove (NWC), 6 p.m. Celina at Van Wert (WBL), 6 p.m. St. Henry at St. John’s (MAC), 6:30 p.m. Wrestling St. John’s, Spencerville, Lincolnview and Columbus Grove at Lima Central Catholic Invitational, 5:30 p.m. SATURDAY Girls Basketball Elida at Marion Local, noon Ottoville at Jefferson, 1 p.m. (MS) Kalida at Miller City (PCL), 1 p.m. Lincolnview at Parkway, 6 p.m. Boys Basketball Spencerville at St. John’s, 6 p.m. Jefferson at Arlington, 6 p.m. Fort Jennings at New Knoxville, 6 p.m. Lincolnview at Parkway, 6 p.m. Elida at Toledo CC, 6 p.m. Leipsic at Kalida (PCL), 6 p.m. Columbus Grove at Ottawa-Glandorf, 6 p.m. Continental at Crestview, 6 p.m. Paulding at Ottoville, 6:30 p.m. Wrestling Elida at Anthony Wayne Duals, 9 a.m. St. John’s, Spencerville, Lincolnview and Columbus Grove at Lima Central Catholic Invitational, 9:30 a.m. Van Wert at Celina Lions Club Invitational, 9:30 a.m. Co-Ed Swimming and Diving WBL Swimming Championships at Defiance, 11 a.m. Partly cloudy Saturday with highs in the upper 20s and lows 10 to 15. See page 2.

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Smoke like a man, die like a man. U.S. women who smoke today have a much greater risk of dying from lung cancer than they did decades ago, partly because they are starting younger and smoking more — that is, they are lighting up like men, new research shows. Women also have caught up with men in their risk of dying from smoking-related illnesses. Lung cancer risk leveled off in the 1980s for men but is still rising for women. “It’s a massive failure in prevention,” said one study leader, Dr. Michael Thun of the American Cancer Society. And it’s likely to repeat itself in places like China and Indonesia where smoking is growing, he said. About 1.3 billion people worldwide smoke. The research is in Thursday’s New England Journal of Medicine. It is one of the most comprehensive looks ever at long-term trends in the effects of smoking and includes the first generation of U.S. women who started early in life and continued for decades, long enough for health effects to show up. The U.S. has more than 35 million smokers — about 20 percent of men and 18 percent of women. The percentage of people who smoke is far lower than it used to be; rates peaked around 1960 in men and two decades later in women. Researchers wanted to know if smoking is still as deadly as it was in the 1980s, given that cigarettes have changed (less tar), many smokers have quit, and treatments for many smoking-related diseases have improved. They also wanted to know more about smoking and women. The famous surgeon general’s report in 1964 said smoking could cause lung cancer in men, but evidence was lacking in women at the time since relatively few of them had smoked long enough. One study, led by Dr. See SMOKING, page 2

‘Pint-Sized Heroes’ blood drive nets 35 units

Donna Cumman of Elida gives blood at Franklin Elementary School’s “Pint Sized Heroes” blood drive Thursday afternoon. American Red Cross worker Susan Craft takes Cumman’s blood. The drive netted 35 units of blood. (Delphos Herald/Stacy Taff)

1st woman to lead in combat ‘thrilled’ with change
By MICHAEL BIESECKER The Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. — Former U.S. Army Capt. Linda L. Bray says her male superiors were incredulous upon hearing she had ably led a platoon of military police officers through a firefight during the 1989 invasion of Panama. Instead of being lauded for her actions, the first woman in U.S. history to lead male troops in combat said higher-ranking officers accused her of embellishing accounts of what happened when her platoon bested an elite unit of the Panamanian Defense Force. After her story became public, Congress fiercely debated whether she and other women had any business being on the battlefield. The Pentagon’s longstanding prohibition against women serving in ground combat ended Thursday, when Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced that most combat roles jobs will now be open to female soldiers and Marines. Panetta said women are integral to “It’s nothing new now in the a woman to be “I’m so thrilled, military for a man in operaright beside excited. I think it’s tions.” The of the absolutely won- women end combat ban on in comes derful that our more than 23 years after nation’s military Bray made national news and stoked intense controversy after her actions in Panama is taking steps were praised as heroic by to help women Marlin Fitzwater, the spokesbreak the glass man for then-President ceiling. It’s noth- George H.W. Bush. soldiers Bray and 45 under her command in ing new now in the 988th Military Police the military for Company, nearly all of them men, encountered a unit of a woman to be Panamanian special operaright beside a man tions soldiers holed up inside in operations.” a military barracks and dog kennel. Her troops killed three — Linda Bray, 53, of the enemy and took one of Clemmons, N.C. prisoner before the rest were forced to flee, leaving the military’s success and behind a cache of grenades, will be required to meet the assault rifles and thousands same physical standards as of rounds of ammunition, their male colleagues. according to Associated Press “I’m so thrilled, excited. I news reports published at the think it’s absolutely wonder- time. The Americans suffered ful that our nation’s military no casualties. is taking steps to help women Citing Bray’s performance break the glass ceiling,” said under fire as an example, Bray, 53, of Clemmons, N.C. Rep. Patricia Schroeder,

D-Colo., introduced a bill to repeal the law that barred female U.S. military personnel from serving in combat roles. But the response from the Pentagon brass was less enthusiastic. “The responses of my superior officers were very degrading, like, ‘What were you doing there’?” Bray said. “A lot of people couldn’t believe what I had done, or did not want to believe it. Some of them were making excuses, saying that maybe this really didn’t happen the way it came out.” Schroder’s bill died after top generals lobbied against the measure, saying female soldiers just weren’t up to the physical rigors of combat. “The routine carrying of a 120-pound rucksack day in and day out on the nexus of battle between infantrymen is that which is to be avoided and that’s what the current Army policy does,” Gen. M.R. Thurman, then the head of the U.S. Southern Command, testified before the Senate Armed Services See COMBAT, page 2

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Linda Pugach, blinded in infamous NYC crime, dies
NEW YORK (AP) — Linda Pugach, who was blinded in 1959 when her lover hired hit men to throw lye in her face — and became a media sensation after later marrying him — has died, her husband said Thursday. She was 75. The infamous New York City crime was detailed in the 2007 documentary “Crazy Love.” Pugach, who hid behind dark glasses for the rest of her life, died Tuesday at the Long Island Jewish Hospital in Queens. The cause was heart failure, said her husband, Burton Pugach, who spent 14 years in prison for hiring the thugs to attack his then-girlfriend Linda Riss after she spurned him. He was married at the time, and the heinous attack became an instant tabloid sensation. After his release, Pugach divorced his first wife and convinced Riss to marry him in 1974. He proposed to her on live television. “This was a very fairy tale romance,” a sobbing Pugach told The Associated Press on Thursday. After the release of “Crazy Love,” Pugach praised filmmaker Dan Klores for revealing a story that for the first time “has colors — it was no longer black and white.” Two decades after his release from prison, Pugach was accused in another case with chilling similarities but acquitted of the charges in 1997. He had been accused of threatening and harassing another lover after she tried to end their five-year affair. That woman testified that he threatened to make it “1959 all over again.” He told the AP in an interview at the time: “Haven’t you ever threatened to kill your husband? Did you mean it? Of course not. … This has been blown out of proportion like I’ve never seen.” Linda Pugach testified at that trial, describing her husband as a good man. Under cross-examination by

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By DAVID BAUDER The Associated Press NEW YORK — Matt Damon had his revenge. The butt of a long-running joke on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” the actor opened Thursday night’s show as a kidnapper who tied Kimmel to a chair with duct tape and gagged him with his own tie. “There’s a new host in town and his initials are M.D.,” Damon said. “That’s right, the doctor is in.” For years, Kimmel has joked at the end of his show that he ran out of time and was unable to bring Damon on as a guest. Kimmel was the silent one Thursday, watching from the back of the stage as Damon did his job. Damon tormented Kimmel by bringing on a sucBY LUIS ANDRES HENAO The Associated Press

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June 10, 1935 April 7, 1923-January 22, 2013 Jan. 23, 2013 Louise Montgomery Klopfenstein, 89, of Lima, George Sterling, 77, of died at 2:23 a.m. on Tuesday Delphos passed away at 3:45 at Wyngate Senior Living p.m. Wednesday at St. Rita’s Center in Lima. Medical Center. She was born April 7, He was born on June 10, 1923, in Allen County to 1935, to Charles and Jessie Henry and Mary (Hess) (Follas) Sterling, who preced- Miller, who preceded her in ed him in death. death. He was united in marriage Louise married Clyde F. to Fairy Etta Cross, who pre- Montgomery, who preceded ceded him in death on Jan. 16, her in death. On Aug. 6, 1974 2013. she then married Harold E. Survivors include two Klopfenstein who died on sons, Max Douglas Sterling of Jan. 1, 1991. Dayton and Donald Anthony Surviving are two Sterling of St. Mary’s; a sons, Steve C. (Marilyn) sister, Mary (Ed) Rigdon Montgomery of Elida and of Venedocia; two broth- Craig L. (Carol) Montgomery cession of big-name guests. gram aimed for the same ers, Harold “Nick” (Phyllis) of Lima; a daughter, Marcia Robin Williams stopped by water-cooler status as a Sterling and Lonnie (Jeannette) Kay Tilford of Murfreesboro, to finish the monologue. memorably lewd short Sterling of Delphos; a brother- Tenn.; two stepsons, Ben Affleck had a walk-on film Damon made for the in-law, Roger (Shirley) Diltz, Harold S. Klopfenstein role. Sheryl Crow was the show a few years ago with three sisters-in-law, Dorothy and Charles Klopfenstein bandleader and performed Kimmel’s then-girlfriend, Kohler, Margaret Sterling of of Florida; two stepdaughher new single. Nicole Sarah Silverman. It went Delphos and Imalee “Lee” ters, Mary Lou Dillard of Kidman, Gary Oldman, Amy viral and remains probably Sterling of California; a step- Indiana and Lois Ann Falk Adams, Reese Witherspoon the best-known skit in the son, Richard (Becky) Auer of Florida; seven grandof Delphos, five daughters- children, Crystal (Jeremy) and Demi Moore all crowded show’s history. To twist the knife even in-law, Carol (Jerry) Hirn of Montgomery-Boring, John the talk show’s couch. “I’ve been waiting for further, Damon brought Delphos, Dianna (Norman) (Tiffany) Montgomery, this moment for a long, long Silverman on as his final Mullenhour of Kentucky, Bryan Montgomery, Jennifer time,” Damon said. “This guest Thursday night, with Shirley (Everett) Hall of (Greg) Parker, Derek Tilford, is like when I lost my vir- Kimmel looking on forlornly Coldwater and Patty (Harley) Courtney (Michael) Wanat ginity, except this is going as she likened their five-year Duncan and Mitzi (Dave) and Shelley (Mike) Buch; to last way longer than one relationship to an unfortu- Huffine of Van Wert; and sev- six stepgrandchildren, eight nate trip to a hot dog vendor. eral grandchildren and great- great-grandchildren and two second.” “Is there anything you’d like grandchildren. Damon’s guest hosting stepgreat-grandchildren; two He was also preceded brothers, Robert (Martha) turn came at a key time for to say to Jimmy?” Damon asked. “No, I’m good,” in death by five brothers, Miller of Elida and Marion Kimmel. ABC earlier this Vernon, Frank, Lester, Lewis (Betty) Miller of Lima; and month moved the show to Silverman replied. Then came the sweetest and Ray Sterling; a step-son, one sister, Hazel Dunn of 11:35 p.m. ET and PT after a decade of airing it a half revenge of all, with Damon Gary Auer; and step-daughter, Lima. hour later, putting him in promising to ungag Kimmel Sue Ann Kohorst. She was also preceded Mr. Sterling had worked in death by a brother, Virgil direct competition with Jay in the show’s final minutes. “Wait,” he said. “I’m in the shipping department Miller; and a sister, Catherine Leno and David Letterman. at Harter’s Corporation. He Koenig. Thursday’s special pro- sorry. We’re out of time.” was an Air Force veteran and Mrs. Klopfenstein was a was enlisted from 1955 to homemaker and previously 1965. He was a member of had worked at the Lima News exposed to activists demanding this week. the Delphos Wesleyan Church and then for Jack Sommerville a wider distribution of Chile’s Chile, in fact, has the worst and enjoyed wood carving and Insurance. She loved gardencopper wealth and decent inequality rate among the 34 working in his flower garden. ing, feeding and watching the educations for all. They also countries of the Organization Funeral services will be at birds. 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Pugach, a disbarred lawyer who defended himself, she said couldn’t have sex with him after undergoing heart surgery in 1990. “He was a naughty little boy and he was caught,” she said as she left the courtroom on his arm. She said he was an adulterer, not a criminal. Pugach said his wife went into the hospital on Dec. 26, 2012, two days before they had scheduled a trip to Florida to buy a property in Boca Raton. “I don’t know how I’m going to go on without her,” he said. On Thursday he again denied that he was ever involved in the attack. “If I had told anyone to throw lye at her, would she have married me? A monster does that,” he said. Linda Pugach was being laid to rest in a crypt in Paramus, N.J. on Thursday. “There’s a place for me there. We’ll be together,” he said.

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Obama renominates Cordray as consumer watchdog
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama wants former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to stay on as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Obama on Thursday named Cordray to continue in the role he’s held since the president used a recess appointment about a year ago to bypass congressional opposition and install him. That appointment expires at the end of this year. Senate Republicans had opposed Cordray, as well as the concept of the consumer bureau, saying it had too much power with too little input from Congress. The bureau was created as part of the 2010 overhaul of the nation’s financial regulations, to defend consumer rights with banks, mortgage companies, the credit-card industry, payday lenders and others. Obama noted that Cordray needs Senate approval to keep his job. “Financial institutions have plenty of lobbyists looking out for their interests. The American people

CLEVELAND (AP) — More than 1,000 people turned out for a rally at a Cleveland church to urge state leaders to expand Medicaid in Ohio. The Plain Dealer newspaper reports that the assembly Thursday night at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church brought together religious congregations, community groups and health care providers. The aim was to show public support for expansion of Medicaid coverage under the new federal health care law. Republican Gov. John Vantage Jr. Health Technology student Maria Bosnjak (Van Wert), listens to Lyric Kasich is expected to decide Okulyís (Van Wert) heartbeat, while Libbi Brown (Delphos Jefferson) checks her pulse soon whether Ohio should during a lab activity. (Submitted photo) opt for Medicaid expansion. The governor plans to make the decision known when he unveils his two-year state budget proposal on Feb. 4. 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“There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing.” — Robert Burns, Scottish poet (1759-1796)

Kerry tackles questions on Iran, Syria, Hagel
By DONNA CASSATA The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Sen. John Kerry, President Barack Obama’s nominee for secretary of state, collected pledges of support Thursday and testified at his confirmation hearing that U.S. foreign policy should be defined by a helping hand as well as military strength. The Massachusetts Democrat discussed Iran, Syria, climate change and other issues with members of Foreign Relations Committee at a hearing that recalled an unusual American life — son of a diplomat, Navy lieutenant who volunteered for Vietnam, anti-war protester, five-term senator, unsuccessful nominee for president, and Obama’s unofficial envoy. The nearly four-hour hearing provided an odd juxtaposition as Kerry, a member of the panel for 28 years and its chairman for the last four, sat alone in the witness chair. At one point, Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., the incoming chairman who presided, mistakenly referred to Kerry as “Mr. Secretary.” The current secretary, Hillary Rodham Clinton, introduced By EILEEN SULLIVAN The Associated Press Kerry, calling him “the right choice.” She is stepping down after four years. The committee is expected to approve Kerry’s nomination. A full Senate vote will take place Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said. “American foreign policy is not defined by drones and deployments alone,” Kerry said in outlining his views. “We cannot allow the extraordinary good we do to save and change lives to be eclipsed entirely by the role we had to play since Sept. 11, a role that was thrust upon us.” Kerry spoke out strongly for dealing with climate change, providing food and energy security and humanitarian assistance. He also spoke of robust foreign aid, but he insisted that the country must get its fiscal house in order to lead in the world. “More than ever, foreign policy is economic policy,” said Kerry, who described himself as a “recovering member of the supercommittee.” That bipartisan panel failed in 2011 in its mandate to come up with a deficit-cutting plan. Faced with Iran’s nuclear program, Kerry said the United State will do what it must to

One Year Ago • Volunteers from the community helped distribute 120 food boxes to 102 household members Tuesday at the Delphos Eagles Lodge as part of community Unity’s “Free Food On Us.” The food, donated by the West Ohio Food Bank, included WASHINGTON (AP) bread, apples, potatoes and several prepared food items such as — Democratic support for potato salad. Chuck Hagel’s nomination for defense secretary grew 25 Years Ago – 1988 • Northwest Ohio Chapter of March of Dimes is holding its on Thursday as the former 38th annual Mothers March on Birth Defects Jan. 24 to Feb. 1. Republican senator allayed Future Homemakers of America members at Delphos Jefferson concerns about his past stateHigh School will be helping collect in Delphos. Ryan McClure, ments on Israel and Iran. Sens. Frank Lautenberg of FHA president; FHA members Gary Guthrie, John Marihugh, Marianne Kroeger; Kay Thompson, community chairman; and New Jersey, Joe Manchin of Lori Jettinghoff, chairman of the FFA March of Dimes drive, West Virginia, Chris Coons of are among those participating in the drive. Joyce Larimore is Delaware and Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire said they FHA advisor. • New officers were elected at the organizational meeting of met with Hagel this week and Putnam County District Library Board of Trustees. New presi- were reassured by his commitdent is James Baxter from Pandora, succeeding Alice Wilson, ment to Israel’s security. Hagel would replace who led the board throughout the library construction project. The new vice president is Alice Evans from Columbus Grove, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who is stepping and the new secretary is Ethel Perrin of Ottoville. • A change in defense proved a cure-all for St. John’s in the down. Despite early misgivsecond half Saturday night at Van Wert. After trailing by eight ings, about a dozen Democrats at half-time, the Blue Jays took the lead at the close of the third have announced they would quarter and then chalked up a 59-52 win. The six players used vote for his nomination, and were 5-11 Doug Eggeman, 6-3 Mike Williams, 5-9 Duane none has declared opposition Grothause, 6-1 Doug Etgen, 5-10 Mike Schlereth and 5-11 to President Barack Obama’s choice. Curt Mager. Six Republicans have said they would vote against 50 Years Ago – 1963 • Larry Holtkamp, county agent of Van Wert County, was Hagel, with some stating their the speaker at the Delphos Rotary meeting Wednesday noon at opposition before Obama NuMaude’s Restaurant. The speaker was introduced by Vincent announced his pick on Jan. 7. Metzner, program chairman for the day. The main text of the “Senator Hagel clarified his speaker’s talk was on services given farmers and city residents position on Iran sanctions and Israel, and I am confident he is by the county extension offices. • Psi Chapter, Alpha Delta Omega national sorority met firmly committed to ensuring Tuesday evening in the home of Mrs. Dean Mollenkopf, a strong U.S.-Israel relationJennings Street. Prior to the business meeting Mrs. Kenneth ship,” Lautenberg said, adding Buettner was formally initiated into the chapter. The main topic that he and his colleagues will of the meeting was the completion of plans for the Sweetheart be watching closely “to ensure that issues of concern do not Ball to be held Feb. 9 at the K of C Hall. • Members of the 1917 Club met Thursday afternoon at the emerge as he takes on this home of Mrs. Virgil Buchanan on West Fourth Street, with critical position.” Separately, 13 former secMrs. W. H. Rinehart as hostess. In contests prizes went to Mary Feathers, Anna Metcalfe, Mrs. O. J. Truesdale, Mrs. Harry Ash retaries of defense and state as well as national security advisand Mrs. Paul Harter, Sr. ers sent a letter to members of the Senate strongly endorsing 75 Years Ago – 1938 • The Delphos Jefferson Red and White Archers once Hagel. Among them was foragain turned back the Van Wert Cougar cagers in a regulation mer Defense Secretary Robert practice game in the Van Wert gymnasium by the score of 27 Gates, who has worked for to 22. Coming from behind the locals got steamed up enough Republican and Democratic in the last quarter to make it a victory as Ridenour and Morgan administrations, and George chalked up eight markers between them, while the local archers Schultz and Brent Scowcroft, again came through to check the Cougars with a long field goal veterans of GOP administrations. as the game ended. “For those of us honored • A Jersey herd owned by Evan J. Morgan of Venedocia, was highest in fat production of all herds listed in the to have served as members December report of the Paulding-Van Wert-Mercer Dairy Herd of a president’s national secuImprovement Association just released. The high herd had a rity team, Sen. Hagel clearly understands the essence and production record average of 37 pounds. • Two Delphos young men, students at Ohio State University the burdens of leadership at Columbus, were making records in scholarships according to required of this high office,” a bulletin from the University. Yale B. Gressel, son of Mr. and the former officials wrote. Mrs. Sidney Gressel, freshman in the college of engineering, Hagel, who served two terms made a grade of “B” or better during the autumn quarter. Albert as Nebraska senator, has faced J. Brandehoff, son of Anna Brandehoff, student in the college of opposition from GOP-leaning veterinary medicine, also made a point average of “B” or better. outside groups over his past statements about the power of the “Jewish lobby” of proIsrael groups and his doubts about the effectiveness of unilateral sanctions on Iran. Not one GOP lawmaker has endorsed the nominee. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., writing in an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal on Thursday, all but announced his opposition. “When we are faced with unpredictable national security crises, we can’t afford to have a secretary of defense who has unpredictable judgment,” Barrasso wrote. Other lawmakers have said they are waiting for Hagel’s confirmation hearing next Thursday in the Senate Armed Services Committee. Democrats hold a 55-45 edge in the Senate and would have the votes to confirm Hagel. “Chuck is a combat veteran and foot soldier who has a unique understanding of the challenges faced by our men and women in uniform, and a practical leader who understands the need for common sense in military spending and national security strategy,” Manchin said in a statement.

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Maze of gun laws in US hurts gun control efforts
“If you regulate something on the local or state level, you are still a victim to guns coming into other localities or states,” said Laura Cutilletta, a senior staff attorney at the California-based Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. In California, most guns come from Nevada, where there is almost no regulation of firearms, Cutilletta said, and in Arizona, gun owners don’t need a permit. President Barack Obama earlier this month announced a $500 million plan to tighten federal gun laws. The December shooting massacre in Newtown, Conn., that killed 20 children and six adults at an elementary school launched the issue of gun control policy to a national focus not seen in decades. Obama is urging Congress to pass new laws, some of which would set a minimum standard for the types of firearms and ammunition that are commercially available. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., on Thursday said she was introducing a new assault weapons ban. The powerful gun lobby says the problem lies in enforcement of existing laws. “Which begs the question: Why are we putting more laws on the books if we’re not enforcing the laws we already have on the books?”

prevent Tehran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, but he also signaled that diplomacy remains a viable option. “I repeat here today: Our policy is not containment. It is prevention, and the clock is ticking on our efforts to secure responsible compliance,” Kerry said. The senator said he was hopeful the U.S. and other nations could make progress on the diplomatic front, but Tehran needs to relent and agree to intrusive inspections. “If their program is peaceful, they can prove it,” he said. In an unexpected exchange, Kerry found himself defending Obama’s pick of Republican Chuck Hagel to be the next defense secretary against GOP criticism. Sen. Bob Corker, the senior Republican on the panel, expressed concerns about Hagel’s support for an 80 percent reduction of U.S. nuclear weapons, a major issue for the Tennessee lawmaker and his home state. The Y-12 nuclear facility is located near Oak Ridge, Tenn., and any cuts or delays in modernization to the nuclear arsenal would have an impact on local jobs.

WASHINGTON — There is a legal avenue to try to get any gun you want somewhere in the U.S., thanks to the maze of gun statutes across the country and the lack of certain federal laws. That undermines gun-control efforts in communities with tougher gun laws — and pushes advocates of tighter controls to seek a federal standard. Gun rights proponents say enforcing all existing laws makes more sense than passing new ones. An Associated Press analysis found that there are thousands of laws, rules and regulations at the local, county, state and federal levels. The laws and rules vary by state, and even within states, according to a 2011 compilation of state gun laws by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. These laws and regulations govern who can carry a firearm, what kind of firearm is legal, the size of ammunition magazines, and more. In some places, a person can buy as many guns as desired. Not only can people acquire military-style assault weapons, they can also get gangster-style Tommy guns, World War II-era bazookas and even sawed-off shotguns. By ALAN FRAM The Associated Press

What’s a filibuster look like? Not Jimmy Stewart
WASHINGTON — From Jimmy Stewart’s fictional allnight talkathon to real-life dramas over World War I and civil rights, the Senate’s filibuster played a notable — sometimes reviled — role in the nation’s history. Now the slow-moving, famously deliberative chamber has dialed it back, though modestly. Filibusters are procedural delays that outnumbered lawmakers use to try killing bills and nominations. But they seldom look like the speech delivered by the exhausted, devoted senator portrayed by Stewart in the film, “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.” In fact, the Senate now has more filibusters than ever. But you’d hardly know it by watching the chamber on C-SPAN television. These days, lawmakers intent on killing a bill simply inform majority Democrats that to pass the measure, they will need yes votes from 60 of the 100 senators. With Democrats controlling just 55 votes, nothing can pass that threshold without at least some Republican support. And that has brought the Senate virtually to a standstill on a list of sweeping legislation, from tax hikes on the wealthy to limits on greenhouse gas emissions. The resulting gridlock helped inspire recession-weary Americans to slap the last Congress with some of the lowest approval ratings in history. The Senate late Thursday overwhelmingly approved a bipartisan agreement to limit use of filibusters when the chamber begins debating a bill and when it wants to try writing compromise legislation with the House. It also will speed approval of some nominations by reducing the amount of debate allowed after the Senate voted to end a filibuster. But the pact will still leave the minority party other opportunities on every bill to force majorities to get 60 votes to prevail. Still, the changes will clear the way for other legislation, like a $50.5 billion emergency relief measure for Superstorm Sandy victims that the Senate plans to approve Monday. Defenders of filibusters say the enormous power it gives to the minority party is what differentiates the Senate from the House, where rules give almost absolute power to the majority party when it remains united. Opponents say the practice makes a mockery of the concept of majority rule. Democrats say today’s Republicans use the tactic far too often, while GOP senators insist they employ it so frequently because today’s Democratic leaders block them from offering amendments. Numbers compiled by the Senate Historian’s Office underscore how the practice has grown. There were 73 votes to end filibusters — called “cloture votes” — in the two-year Congress that ended early this month. There were 91 cloture votes in the Congress that ran from 2009 to 2011, and 112 in the Congress that last from 2007 to 2009. Each of those numbers exceed the number of cloture votes in any previous Congresses. The Congress that was in session in 1939, the year Stewart’s movie was made, didn’t have any such votes. Originally, there were no rules that could stop senators from debating as long as they wanted. President Woodrow Wilson persuaded senators to approve a rule in 1917 stopping such delays with a two-thirds vote. Two years later it was used for the first time, when senators used cloture to end delaying tactics holding up approval of the Treaty of Versailles, which ended World War I. And in 1957, South Carolina Sen. Strom Thurmond, then a Democrat, set a record by speaking for 24 hours, 18 minutes against the Civil Rights Act. Despite his effort, the measure became law. The number of votes needed to end filibusters was changed in 1975 to a three-fifths majority. That’s 60 votes today. The delaying tactics were used by a string of Southern senators to try thwarting civil rights legislation. The longest filibuster on record stretched over 57 days as Southerners used various tactics to unsuccessfully try blocking the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

said Andrew Arulanandam, spokesman for the National Rifle Association. New gun laws will face tough opposition in Congress, particularly from members who rely on the NRA during election campaigns. The NRA contributed more than $700,000 to members of Congress during the 2012 election cycle, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Recognizing the opposition in Congress, states already are passing their own new gun laws while officials from some states are promising to ignore any new federal mandates. As the national debate on gun control and Second Amendment rights escalates, the terms being used won’t mean the same thing everywhere, due to the thousands of laws, rules and regulations across the country. “The patchwork of laws in many ways means that the laws are only as effective as the weakest law there is,” said Gene Voegtlin of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. “Those that are trying to acquire firearms and may not be able to do that by walking into their local gun shop will try to find a way to do that. This patchwork of laws allows them to seek out the weak links and acquire weapons.”

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

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Horstman’s first-grade class at Ottoville Elementary School
Students in Mary Jane Horstman’s first-grade class at Ottoville Elementary School include, front from left, Quinton Schnipke, Miah Griner, Jessa Burgei, Brendon Bullinger, and Georgia Schnipke; middle row, Gavin Boecker, Brayden Geise, Nathan Geise, Masin Metzger, Andrew Moorman and Jace Langhals; and back, Ryan Looser, Alvia Hilvers, Keaton Schnipke, Kathryn Sehlhorst, Isabelle Furley and Madison Hoersten. Absent was Evalee Brinkman. (Delphos Herald/Stephanie Groves)

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Johnny Appleseed Park District will offer the following childrens programs: Winter Sledding Fun from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday at Ottawa Metro Park, provided there is enough snow. Families are invited to join us at the sledding hill for outdoor sledding fun. Please bring your own sleds. A steaming cup of hot chocolate will help keep you warm. If there is no snow, we will hike the trails to look for signs of wildlife.

Registration deadline is today. Just For Kids: Groundhog Day Party from 1-2:30 p.m. on Feb. 2 at the McElroy Environmental Education Center. Children ages 5-12 are invited to celebrate Groundhog Day. Learn about the groundhog/woodchuck/whistle pig as you enjoy games, crafts and light refreshments. Call 419-221-1232 to register by Thursday.

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Lady Jays lose 5th in a row
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drop as things don’t go our way; we either hold the ball for three seconds before we do ST. HENRY — The St. anything or we immediately John’s girls basketball team dribble and don’t let things has struggled mightily on the happen as the offense dictates. offensive side of the court We know where the other girls in the midst of its 4-game are going to be; we just have losing streak heading into to execute. Defensively, of Thursday night’s Midwest their first 15 points, six were Athletic Conference encounter layups and one three. When at St. Henry Middle School you struggle to score, you have to make up for it in Gymnasium. toughness on the defenMake that five. sive end. We somehow The Lady Blue have to find that confiJays (6-9, 1-5 MAC) dence, that urgency, and shot a poor 26.1 perkeep it even in tough cent from the floor times.” Overall, St. (12-of-46, including John’s ended up 3-of3-of-17 beyond the 8 from the free-throw arc) in a 40-30 loss. line (37.5%); with 27 “We don’t have caroms, 13 offensive; the toughness on either side of the E. Fischbach with 11 turnovers and 11 fouls. They host court that we need to compete and win consistently. Lincolnview Tuesday. St. Henry dropped in 5-ofAny of a thousand different ways you can talk about tough- 7 singles (71.4%); nabbed ness and we don’t have it,” St. 27 rebounds (4 offensive) John’s coach Dan J. Grothouse as Clune and Kami Siefring had six each; amassed noted. “We have to 16 miscues and seven find that toughness, fouls. that sense of urgency In junior varon both ends of the sity action, freshman floor, for us to turn Rachel Pohlman scored this around. There 11 and junior Colleen are times we execute Schulte 10 as the Lady the things we want to Jays grabbed a 38-27 do — we intend to victory. do — but then someEllie Stammen and thing happens, like Cala Brockman netted the opponent making Saine six each for the Lady a basket, and we lose Redskins. that.” The Lady Redskins (8-8, VARSITY ST. JOHN’S (30) 1-5 MAC) shot a comfortable Tara Vorst 0-0-0, Emilie Fischbach 46.9 percent (15-of-32, 5-of-9 5-0-11, Brooke Zuber 1-0-2, Rebekah Fischer 1-0-3, Katie Vorst 0-2-2, from 3-point land). Saine 4-0-9, Jessica Recker The Blue Jays never led in Erica Amanda Boberg 0-0-0, Sydney 0-0-0, this contest. There were ties of Fischbach 1-1-3. Totals 10-2-3/8-30. ST. HENRY (40) 2-2, 4-4, 6-6 and 8-8 as junior Cara Brockman Emilie Fischbach (11 points, 9 Siefring 1-2-5, Olivia0-0-0, Kami Stahl 1-1boards) scored all four baskets 3, Taylor Koesters 0-0-0, Paige Muhlenkamp 0-0-0, Kelly Siefring 5-1for the Blue and Gold, while 12, Taylor Clune 6-0-15, Ally Mikesell St. Henry had three girls score 2-1-5, Taylor Siegrist 0-0-0. Totals for its points. When Kelly 10-5-5/7-40. Siefring (12 markers) fired in Score by Quarters: 13 7 - 30 St. John’s 8 2 a 3-ball from the left corner at St. Henry 11 10 10 9 - 40 Three-point goals: St. John’s, the 1:55 mark of the opener, Fischbach, Saine; St. Henry, Clune E. 3, the Redskins had an 11-8 lead Ka. Siefring, Ke. Siefring. ——that they never relinquished. JUNIOR VARSITY The second period was ST. JOHN’S (38) the downfall for the visitors Rachel Pohlman 2-7-11, Emilie as they were outscored 10-2; Grothouse 1-0-3, Olivia Kahny 0-0-0, Maddie Pohlman 0-0-0, Ashlyn Troyer they scored a measly 2-of-4 0-0-0, Halie Benevidez 3-4-10, Sam free throws by senior Katie Kramer 1-0-2, Samantha Wehri 2-0Vorst (1-of-2 each at 6:45 and 4, Colleen Schulte 1-6-8. Totals 9-117/20-38. 44.1 ticks) in going 0-for-8 ST. HENRY (27) Ellie Stammen 3-0-6, Kenisa Post from the floor in the canto. Christine Imel 0-0-0, Meantime, the Lady Redskins 1-0-2,2-1-5, Lauren Grieshop Jacey King 0-0-0, weren’t necessarily lighting Savannah Wourms 0-0-0, Katherine them up but they scored 10 Davis 0-0-0, Liz Uhlenhake 0-0-0, Alyssa Siefring 1-0-2, Cala Brockman markers, eight by game-high 2-2-6, Taylor Siegrist 1-1-3, Marianne scorer Taylor Clune (15 mark- Lefeld 0-0-0, Alyssa Mescher 1-1-3. ers, with 3 treys). When she Totals 11-0-5/14-27. Score by Quarters: dropped in a trey from the left St. John’s 10 10 11 7 - 38 wing at 55 seconds, the Lady St. Henry 6 9 6 6 - 27 Three-point goals: St. ’Skins led 21-9. That free toss Grothouse; St. Henry, none. John’s, by Vorst at the 44.1-second mark accounted for a 21-10 halftime margin. St. Henry continued its upward trajectory in the third By NICK JOHNSON stanza, getting out to a 28-14 edge on another Clune trifecta DHI Correspondent at the 5-minute mark. The Jays sports@timesbulletin.com put on a rally in those final five minutes of the third, getting MIDDLE POINT — The within 31-23 on a 3-ball by Lincolnview Lady Lancers junior Erica Saine (9 markers) welcomed the Lima Central with 51 seconds left. Catholic Lady Thunderbirds Try as the Jays might, they to Lincolnview High School just could not heat up enough on Thursday night for girls from the field in the finale to basketball action. make a serious dent in the defiThe Lady Lancers pulled cit they had dug in the second out a 46-44 victory over the and third periods. The closest Lady T-Birds in Northwest they could get was 31-26 on a Conference play. triple by sophomore Rebekah With a 4-2 Lancer lead, the Fischer at 7:10 of the fourth. Lady T-Birds got four straight The Jays could only down 3-of-13 shots in the final peri- points from Sydney Mohler od as their losing skein went to for a 6-4 lead. Lincolnview countered with an 8-0 run to five in a row. “Our offense has just not end the first period and give had the confidence neces- the Lady Lancers a 12-6 lead sary these last few games. going into the second quarter. For instance, even though we During the run, Lincolnview might not have a lot of turn- got four points from Katie Dye. LCC started the second overs, the ones we have are just unforced because of slop- stanza on 10-4 run. They py passing,” Grothouse added. got six points from Sydney “You can see our confidence Santaguida and four points

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Sensibaugh leads Lady Wildcats past Panthers
ter to help Jefferson launch a shots wouldn’t drop. 24-17 advantage at the half“In the first half, we took way mark after slipping into a good shots but we didn’t 10-8 advantage at the end of make them,” said Schultz. “In PAULDING — Jefferson the first stanza. the second half we didn’t take junior Hannah “I was care of the ball. We Sensibaugh scored very pleased threw a lot of bad 17 points to lead the with our passes.” Lady Wildcats to a ball moveThe Wildcats 53-36 Northwest ment,” said continued to mount Conference win at Hoffman. their lead in the third Paulding in girls “We were stanza by besting basketball action on able to move Paulding 13-10 for Thursday night. the ball the quarter. It was the second around to hit The local team win in a row for the some outthen solidified the local squad, which win in the final quarSensibaugh side shots. I Goergens improved its record thought we ter by out-distancing to 6-11 overall and 2-4 in did a good job in our transi- the Panthers 16-9. NWC action. tion game, too. “This was a real moraleIn addition to Sensibaugh’s “Our defense was able to booster for us. It was huge offensive production, force turnovers for them.” for us; it was the second Jefferson head coach Dave For the contest, the game we’ve won in a row,” Hoffman praised his star play- Wildcat pressure defense added Hoffman. “It was what er for her entire floor play. forced Paulding to cough up we needed to start to gain “Hannah did a great job on 22 turnovers. momentum down the home defense,” said Hoffman. “She Paulding head coach stretch and prepare for postreally had a good all-around Lyndsi Schultz was pleased season play. game.” with the shots her girls were “I was especially pleased Sensibaugh scored six of getting in the first half but with our transition game; we her points in the second quar- was disappointed that the were able to grab some quick By JIM LANGHAM DHI Correspondent jimlangham@hotmail.com

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Knights slug Bearcat girls in NWC clash
By BRIAN BASSETT DHI Correspondent sports@timesbulletin.com
SPENCERVILLE - It wasn’t the prettiest game the Crestview Lady Knight basketball team (15-1, 6-0) has played all season and an aggressive Spencerville squad (2-13, 1-5) gave Crestview all it could handle, but in the end, the Lady Knights eked out a Northwest Conference win at Spencerville High School Thursday evening, 53-39. “We knew it was going to be a battle,” explained Crestview coach Greg Rickard. “I’ve been worried about this game all week. I knew it was going to be tough.” Spencerville coach Warren Pughsley knew that the Lady Knights would be a tough test coming in as well: “Crestview is really good at taking care of the ball. They really understand their strengths. We couldn’t force them into their weaknesses most of the time.” The story of the game turned out to be the 24 points put up by Crestview sophomore forward Lindsey Motycka. Motycka recorded a perfect night, going 10-of-10 from the field, including 2-of-2 from 3-point range, and 2-of-2 from the free-throw line. “She hit most of her shots against the zone,” said Rickard. “(Lindsey) can hit the 3-point shot but usually its Mac (Mackenzie Riggenbach) or Kennis (Mercer). Lindsey was open and as long as she sets her feet, she can knock down shots. That’s what she was able to do - get her feet set. It was one of those games where she was lighting it up.” Crestview outshot the Lady Bearcats 54 percent (19-35) to 37 percent (1643). The Lady Knights grabbed 18 rebounds to Spencerville’s 17 but the Lady Bearcats got seven offensive boards to Crestview’s three. Both teams committed 17 turnovers. Rickard wasn’t surprised the Spencerville attacked the boards the way it did: “We knew it was going to be a physical game. We had seen them on tape and I was impressed with them. They’re aggressive, they’ve got some size and some shooters. I told the girls you watch them play and you think they have a better record than they do. They’ve played a good schedule and they’ve played some good teams really close.” The Lady Knights jumped out to a 16-9 lead to open the game and turned it into a 29-21 halftime lead. Despite being outscored by only a point in the second frame, Pughsley pointed to a stretch right before the half ended. “At first it was a backand-forth game. But there was a stretch late in the first half; they got a 6-point run to end the half . That seemed to kind of hurt our composure; I think we started to panic,” he explained. Crestview outscored Spencerville 15-8 in the third before a Bearcat surge in the fourth. “In the third quarter, we were down 15. Once we started going, we were playing well, got the lead to nine with the ball twice and didn’t score,” Pughlsey continued. “We forced some things that weren’t working. (Crestview) made an adjustment and our players have to understand adjustments are going to happen.” Despite being outscored 10-9 in the final frame, Crestview held on for the 14-point win. Rickard explained that as the Knight winning streak - which is currently at 14 continues, they are going to see each team’s A-game: “We talked about that; we said we’re not hiding from anybody. We’re not going to sneap up on anybody; you’re going

JEFFERSON (2PT 3PT FT PTS) Brooke Culp 1-0-4-6, Katie Goergens 4-0-0-8, Rileigh Stockwell 1-0-2-4, Hannah Sensibaugh 6-0-517, Gabrielle Pimpas 3-0-1-7, Makayla Binkley 2-0-0-4, Brooke Hesseling 1-0-4-6, Jasmine McDougall 0-0-1-1. Totals 18-0-17/23-53. PAULDING bbey Edwards 1-0-0-2, Sarah Nardone 1-0-0-2, Sierra McCullough 4-0-2-10, Abby Pease 3-0-0-6, Brooke Combs 6-0-2-14, Suzanne Reinhart 0-0-2-2. Totals 15-0-6/8-36. Score by Quarters: Jefferson 10 19 8 16 - 53 Paulding 8 9 10 9 - 36 JV Score: 28-18 (Jefferson).

baskets.” Jefferson shot 17-of-23 at the free-throw line (73.9%), while Paulding nailed 6-of-8 (75%). For Paulding (4-10, 0-6 NWC), Brooke Combs bucketed the most baskets with 14 points while Sierra McCullough added 10 points to the Paulding cause. In JV action, the Lady Wildcats grabbed a 28-18 advantage. The Wildcats host Ottoville 1 p.m. Saturday; the game has been switched from Jefferson High School to The Stage inside the middle school.

Lincolnview holds on for tight NWC victory over T-Birds
from Meredith Shepherd to cut the Lady Lancer lead to 18-16. The Lady Lancers scored the final four points of the quarter, with two points from Julia Thatcher and two points from Kaitlyn Brant, to give themselves a 22-16 lead at the intermission. The Lady Lancers got four points from Brandt and two from Claire Dye as Lincolnview pushed their lead to a 28-18 advantage over LCC in the third. The Lady T-Birds scored seven unanswered points to cut the deficit to 28-25. Lincolnview pushed the lead back up to 12 with six straight points from Katie Dye to give the Lady Lancers a 37-25 advantage. The Lady T-Birds got a basket from Taflinger to end the third quarter and make the score 37-27, Lady Lancers. The game was back-andforth for much of the fourth period and with the score at 45-35, LCC fought all the way back and cut the lead to one, 45-44, getting six points from Shepherd and a clutch 3-pointer from Santaguida. Thatcher hit a free throw to give the Lady Lancers a 2-point lead with six seconds on the clock. The Lady T-Birds got a good look at a gametying basket with a back-door cut but couldn’t make the basket. Brant had a game-high 18 points for the Lady Lancers and Thatcher added 12 points. LCC also had two girls with double digits points as Shepherd had a team-high 17 points and Santaguida added 14 points. “It’s finally nice to win one of those; we have played in a couple of these games and haven’t been able to win those. Finally tonight we got a little bit lucky; (their player) had a good look and she was unable to make it,” said Lincolnview coach Dan Williamson. “At times, we played well and at other times, we didn’t play as well. That is something we will have to take a look and see if it was something that they did or if it just falls on us. I give our girls a lot of credit; they fought through some calls by the officials that we didn’t like and I was pleased with that. And we made enough plays down the stretch to win the game.” “If we could play our whole game like we played the fourth quarter, it would be a different story. The first three quarters, we were not very intense and we let them dictate the game,” LCC coach Katie Krieg said. “The fourth quarter showed that we are able to play intense and we

to get everybody’s best shot. We’ve got some tough league games coming up, some tough non-league games coming up. We have to match everybody’s intensity every game.” Senior guard Aylssa Mulholland led the Lady Bearcats with 13 points on the evening. Senior center Abby Freewalt added 10 points. Pughsley was pleased with his team despite the loss: “I told our girls that this is the best game we’ve played because this is the best team we’ve played. You look at the score and it looks like some of the scores we’ve had. Almost everybody who is on our schedule, we would have been really tight with or we would have beaten them if we played the way we played tonight.” Motycka was the only Crestview player in double figures. Sophomore forward Terra Crowle, freshman center Emily Bauer and sophomore point guard Mackenzie Riggenbach each added eight. “We’re pretty balanced, so we’ve got a lot of people who can score. When someone is off, usually someone picks them up,” added Rickard. Spencerville visits Kalida Tuesday, while Crestview hosts Antwerp.

can be smart. I was happy with the fourth quarter and are able to come back and play hard.” With the victory, the Lady Lancers improve to 12-4 on the year and 4-2 in the NWC. The loss drops the Lady T-Birds to 8-9 overall and 2-4 in NWC play. In junior varsity action on the night, the Lady Lancers also defeated the Lady T-Birds by a score of 40-36 and improve their record to 9-5 on the season.

Lady Green pummels Musketeers FORT JENNINGS — Topranked Ottoville (Division IV) lived up to its ranking Thursday night, pummeling Putnam County League foe Fort Jennings 64-25 inside The Fort of Fort Jennings High School. The hot-shooting Lady Green (16-0, 6-0) — in their second week without starting guard Tonya Kaufman — were paced by the inside tandem of senior Rachel Beining (18 points) and Abby Siefker (17), along with guard Taylor Mangas (14, including 4 bombs). They counted 26-of42 shorts, including 5-of-11 from 3-point range, for 61.9 percent and 7-of-13 singles

OTTOVILLE (64) Rachel Turnwald 2-1-1-8, Nicole Kramer 1-0-0-2, Taylor Mangas 1-40-14, Nicole Vorst 0-0-2-2, Kendra Eickholt 0-0-1-1, Rachel Beining 9-00-18, Lyndsey Wannemacher 1-0-0-2, Abby Siefker 7-0-3-17. Totals 21-57/13-64. FORT JENNINGS (25) Macy Schroeder 2-2-2-12, Ashley Gable 0-1-0-3, Cassie Lindeman 0-10-3, Gabbi German 1-0-0-2, Emily Kehres 2-0-1-5. Totals 5-4-3/6-25. Score by Quarters:

(53.8%). They added 18 turnovers. They head to the Jefferson Middle School for a 1 p.m. Saturday encounter with Jefferson. The Lady Musketeers (7-11, 1-5 PCL) were headed by senior Macy Schroeder with 12. They finished 9-of43 from the floor, 4-of-15 downtown, for 20.9 percent and 3-of-6 at the line (50%). They had 15 errors. They entertain Ayersville Tuesday.

Ottoville 21 18 14 11 - 64 Fort Jennings 3 4 5 13 - 25 ——

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Lincolnview visits Parkway 6 p.m. Saturday. Lincolnview (FG, FT, 3PT) Kaylee Thatcher 1-2 0-0 0-0 2, Claire Dye 2-3 3-4 0-2 7, Katie Dye 3-3 6-8 0-1 12, Julia Thatcher 2-7 3-4 0-4 7, Ashley Teman 0-1 0-2 0-0 0, Kaitlyn Brant 7-11 4-4 0-0 18, Totals: 15-29, 16-24, 0-7, 46 Lima Central Catholic (FG, FT, 3PT) Sydney Santaguida 2-5 4-6 2-4 14, Meredith 5-11 1-2 2-7 17, Sydney Mohler 3-9 0-0 0-0 6, Elizabeth Taflinger 2-3 0-0 0-4 4, Kayla Verhoff 1-4 1-2 0-1 3, Totals: 13-32, 6-10, 4-16, 44

COLUMBUS GROVE (44) Sydney McCluer 14, Sammi Stechschulte 8, Rachel Schumacher 6, Hope Schroeder 5, Breanne Halker 3, Kyrah Yinger 3, Julia Wynn 2,

Mustangs down Grove girls HARROD — Allen East started out 13-7 in the first period of its Northwest Conference girls basketball tussle with Columbus Grove Thursday night at The Corral and ended up with a 54-44 triumph. Carly Clum paced the Lady Mustangs (9-7, 4-2 NWC) with 13 and Erin Conkle 12. For the Lady Bulldogs (3-14, 1-5), Sydney McCluer netted 14 and Sammi Stechschulte eight. Grove hosts Bluffton Thursday.

Aubrey Fruchey 2, Brooke Hoffman 1. ALLEN EAST (54) Carly Clum 13, Erin Conkle 12, Kaycee Rowe 9, Lindsi Woods 7, Jadin Salyers 7, Morgan Truex 3, Aubrie Woods 3. Score by Quarters: Columbus Grove 7 7 15 15 - 44 Allen East 13 9 16 16 - 54 ——

10th annual LCC Thunderbird Invitational Wrestling Tournament today, Saturday LIMA — The 2013 Thunderbird Tournament will be today and Saturday at Lima Central Catholic. First-round action begins at 5:30 p.m. today, with 367 wrestlers entered. Saturday’s session begins at 9:30 a.m., with quarterfinals and third consolations; semifinals are set to begin at 12:15 p.m. Finals will take place 90

minutes after the prelims (approximately 4 p.m.) as wrestlers compete for the top six places. Competing teams (38) are: Allen East, Archbold, Ayersville, Blanchester, Bluffton, Carey, Carlisle, Cincinnati Hills Christian Acadmey (CHCA), Coldwater, Columbus Grove, Cory-Rawson, Covington, Delphos St. John’s, Dixie (New Lebanon), Edgerton, Greeneview (Jamestown), Hicksville, Hillsdale (Jeromesville), Lakota (Kansas), Liberty-Benton (Findlay), Lima Central Catholic, Lincolnview, Madeira (Cincinnati), McComb, Mechanicsburg, Miami East, New London, Newark Catholic, Northridge

(Dayton), Patrick Henry, Plymouth, Spencerville, St. Joe Central Catholic (Fremont), Swanton, TriCounty North, Van Buren, Wayne Trace and West Liberty-Salem. The 2012 Thunderbird Invitational was won by Dixie (148.5), followed by Mechanicsburg (141.5), Coldwater (129.5) and Ayersville (126.5). Participating schools in 2012 had 50 OHSAA State Meet Qualifiers and return 14 state placers. Schools with multiple qualifiers include: Newark Catholic – 4, New Lebanon Dixie – 3, Mechanicsburg – 3, Ayersville –3, Carlisle – 3, See ROUNDUP, page 7

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Jays welcome in top-ranked Redskins; Hunter 2-0 as coach after Suns Wildcats try to weather the storm beat Clippers
By BOB BAUM The Associated Press PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns are 2-0 under Lindsey Hunter and the Los Angeles Clippers dearly miss Chris Paul. Goran Dragic scored 19 of his 24 points in the first half and the Suns held on to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 93-88 on Thursday night, giving Hunter his second victory in two nights as interim coach after he replaced the fired Alvin Gentry. Marcin Gortat added 15 points, including two free throws with 23.3 seconds left. Luis Scola and Markieff Morris had 14 apiece for the Suns, who have won consecutive games for the first time since a season-high, 4-game winning streak ended on Dec. 19. Dragic also had eight assists. The Clippers, who lost their third straight, were without Paul for the fifth time in seven games because of a bruised right kneecap. The team is 3-2 without him and he’s expected to miss two more games. Jamal Crawford led Los Angeles with 21 points. Eric Bledsoe scored 15 and Blake Griffin had 12. Griffin said he reinjured his left ankle early in the game but still played 36 minutes. “Our offense was stagnant,” Griffin said. “Our defense wasn’t great. We did a poor job and it starts with me. I have to do a better job of setting the tone early and being a leader out there, especially with Chris not out there.” The Clippers shot just under 40 percent for the game, 33 percent (7-for-21) in the fourth quarter. “Our focus is to create a defensive mentality, to create a defensive presence,” Hunter said. “Our guys are working hard to do it. It’s a difficult thing to just change like that. To see every last guy really buying into it and realizing that regardless of how you shoot the ball, if you can defend you always have a chance to win a game, and our guys have been phenomenal in that area.” Phoenix improved to 15-28 and pulled out of the cellar in the Western Conference, one-half game ahead of New Orleans. “When you change a coach, you always get a little bit of a reaction from everybody,” Scola said. “Everybody wants to play a little bit harder and everybody wants to do a little bit more. This is just a critical situation and everybody gives a little bit more of themselves. Our challenge is to maintain this.” The Clippers slipped to 32-12, 1 1/2 games behind West leaders Oklahoma City and San Antonio. The 3-game losing streak is Los Angeles’ second-longest of the season. The Suns scored six in a row to go up 86-79 on Gortat’s layup on a pass from Dragic with three minutes left. But the Clippers reeled off the next six points. Bledsoe blocked Dragic’s shot and Crawford sank a 3-pointer from the corner to cut the lead to 86-85 with 26 seconds remaining. After Gortat’s two free throws with 23 seconds left put Phoenix up three, Crawford was fouled on a drive to the basket, narrowly missing a chance at a gametying, 3-point play. Instead, Crawford, an 88 percent freethrow shooter this season, missed one out of two from the line to leave the Clippers down two. Phoenix got the inbounds pass to Shannon Brown, who was fouled on what officials ruled was a clear path to the basket. Brown made both free throws to make it 90-86 with 15.4 seconds left and the Suns retained possession. One free throw by Morris and two by Dragic wrapped up the Suns’ scoring. Hunter became the fourth coach in Suns history to win his first two games. The other three — Gentry, Scott Skiles and Jerry Colangelo — also did it as midseason replacements. The wins came despite a rocky change of power. Earlier in the day, Elston Turner confirmed he has left the organization after being passed over in favor of Hunter, who was director of player development and had never coached before. Dan Majerle also left as an assistant coach after being passed over for the interim job. Dragic scored the final nine Suns points in the first half, the last two on free throws after coach Vinny Del Negro and Crawford were called for technicals with 0.3 seconds left to put the Suns up 50-46 at the break. Crawford scored seven straight points, the last two on a drive, to put Los Angeles ahead 62-59 with 4:17 left in the third quarter. Phoenix finished the quarter with a 6-2 spurt to lead 68-66 entering the fourth. The fourth quarter has usually been kind to the Clippers. Not on this night. KNICKS 89, CELTICS 86 BOSTON — Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points and won his rematch with Kevin Garnett as the New York Knicks ended an 11-game losing streak in Boston with an 89-86 victory over the Celtics on Thursday night. It came 17 days after a verbal clash between the All-Star forwards led to Anthony’s 1-game suspension following Boston’s 102-96 victory in New York. Anthony was booed frequently Thursday but there was no sign of hostility with Garnett. At one point, Anthony even extended his hand to a fallen Garnett and helped the Celtic to his feet. Rajon Rondo led the Celtics with 23 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists. Garnett had only eight points but finished with a game-high 12 rebounds. RAPTORS 97, MAGIC 95 ORLANDO, Fla. — DeMar DeRozan swished a fadeaway jumper at the buzzer as Toronto fought off a late-game charge by Orlando. DeRozan led Toronto with 22 points, followed by Amir Johnson with 21 points and 10 rebounds. It was Johnson’s sixth double-double of the season. The victory gave the Raptors a 4-game season sweep of Magic, who dropped their fourth game in a row. Nikola Vucevic led Orlando with 19 points and 14 rebounds. Arron Afflalo added 16 points and Glen Davis had 15. The Magic have lost 15 of their last 17 overall. By JIM METCALFE jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com St. John’s boys basketball coach hopes his Blue Jays can keep up the good play that has marked their recent climb to 9-3; they will need to do so tonight as they welcome in Division III’s top-ranked St. Henry to The Vatican. Across town at The Stage, Jefferson coach Marc Smith is just hoping no one else goes Geise down as the Wildcats bring in Northwest Conference foe Paulding. ST. JOHN’S/ST. HENRY Elwer likes what his team has done as they climbed to the top of the Midwest Athletic Conference standings at 4-0. “I like the pace and tempo we’ve been playing with offensively, how we’ve been playing crisp and clean. We’re not turning the ball over and executing our offense very well,” he asserted. “The same thing defensively; outside of a couple of games, I like how we’ve been defending people despite giving up some size generally. We’ve also been solid on the boards and that helps us play with a better tempo offensively.” The Jays trot out a starting five of seniors Curtis Geise — who needs 10 points to break the 1,000-point barrier — Ryan Buescher and Seth Bockey and juniors Eric Clark and Ryan Koester. Off the bench have been senior Cole Fischbach and a trio of sophomores: Andy Grothouse, Evan Hays and Tyler Conley. Elwer also knows what the Redskins, who come in tied with the Jays atop the MAC at 4-0 and a 14-1 mark overall, bring to the table. “It starts with Kyle Stahl at 6-6 in the middle; he brings great size and strength to the post and can finish around the rim well (19 Buescher points, 11 rebounds per game); where he creates such mismatches is his ability to step to the perimeter and hit shots,” Elwer added. “Ryan Mikesell is a 6-4 point guard that really sees the floor well; he dictates the offense and is capable of scoring himself at 14 a game. They have three others out there that are role players but also capable scorers any given night, so they are a chore to deal with; they are skilled and balanced offensively. “Defensively, they change things a lot, so you have to spend the week really preparing well. They may not do a lot but it’s constant change from their base man-to-man to zones, especially 1-3-1 in the 1/4-court. They don’t extend it a lot from what we’ve seen.” J E F F E R S O N / PAULDING The Wildcats (3-10, 1-3 NWC) started the season with a painfully young squad: two seniors, four juniors, a sophomore and a freshman in their top eight. Due to injuries to starters Ross Thompson (junior) and Nick Fitch (sophomore) and the loss of junior Jordon Williams (back home in California), the varsity lineup now includes two seniors, two juniors and two freshmen. “ I have been involved in coaching for 15 years and have Smith seen a lot of things but I haven’t seen anything like this, good or bad. Two of those guys: Ross (6.9 points, 9.5 caroms per game) and Nick (5.1 counters, 6.2 caroms); are starters and Jordon was our sixth man, so half of our top six are gone,” Smith noted. “We’ve had to bring up a freshman, Dalton Hicks, who was a junior varsity player three weeks ago. We basically are going to play six guys; we don’t want to rush the others we could bring up and possibly ruin their confidence. We just have to hope that we don’t lose anyone else.” Smith will be asking a lot out of Hicks (1.7 markers, 3.6 boards): seniors Zach Ricker (8.7, 3.2) and Seth Wollenhaupt (.2 markers); juniors Austin Jettinghoff (5.1 points, 2.7 assists) and Tyler Mox (1.4 points); and freshman Trey Smith (14.4 counters, 4.0 rebounds); for

Murray edges Federer, reaches Aussie final
The Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia — Andy Murray has finally beaten Roger Federer at a Grand Slam. The U.S. Open champion beat 17-time major winner Federer 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-2 today at the Australian Open, calling it a massive confidence boost as he attempts to win his second consecutive major. Murray, who missed his chance to serve out the match at 6-5 in the fourth set, will play defending champion and top-seeded Novak Djokovic in Sunday’s final. Djokovic cruised past David Ferrer in straight sets in just under 90 minutes — 2 1/2 hours less than Murray’s semifinal. Advantage Djokovic. There was some controversy in that 12th game of the fourth set when Federer appeared to glare and say something to Murray when the Scotsman stopped momentarily behind the baseline during the rally. Murray ignored it after winning the point but conceded serve in that game and lost the ensuing tie-breaker before regrouping in the fifth set. “I mean, it wasn’t a big deal,” Federer said. “We just looked at each other one time. That’s OK, I think. We were just checking each other out for bit. That wasn’t a big deal for me — I hope not for him.” While Murray came into the match with a 10-9 career advantage, Murray had never beaten Federer in their three previous meetings at a major — the finals of the 2008 U.S. Open, 2010 Australian Open and last year at Wimbledon. “It’s always tough against him, when he plays in Slams is when he plays his best tennis,” Murray said. “When his back was against the wall at 6-5 and I was serving, he came up with some unbelievable shots. I just had to keep fighting.” Federer outplayed Murray at stages of the match, but the 25-year-old Scotsman appeared to have the legs and stamina over the 31-yearold Federer in the fifth set, including a service break to clinch the tense match. “It’s big. I never beat Roger in a Slam before. It definitely will help with the confidence,” Murray said. “Just knowing you can win against those guys in big matches definitely helps.” Federer said he was playing catch-up all night. “Definitely it was more of a chase,” Federer added. “I think I had my chances a little bit. Obviously, you’re going to go through a fivesetter with some regrets. But overall, I think Andy was a bit better than I was tonight.” With a capacity crowd of 15,000 at Rod Laver Arena watching, including the Australian legend Laver himself, Federer opened the match serving and was in trouble early, losing a 28-rally point to set up break point for Murray. But Federer held the game with a stunning cross-court forehand that just looped over the net from the baseline. Murray, who had not lost a set through five rounds at Melbourne Park this year, had the first service break — on his fourth break point — to lead 2-1. It came in unusually cool summer conditions in Melbourne — breezy and temperatures of only 60 degrees during most of the match. The crowd was initially evenly split between Federer and Murray supporters — and at times, they were competing to be heard. At one point in the second set, a group of Murray fans wearing white shirts with blue letters spelling his nickname “Muzza” stood to chant Murray’s name, while a group of Federer supporters with Swiss flags on their cheeks and shirts chanted Federer’s name. Earlier today, top-seeded Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci of Italy won the first title of 2013 at Melbourne Park, beating the unseeded Australian pair of Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 for the women’s doubles championship. The 16-year-old Barty was attempting to become the youngest Grand Slam champion since Martina Hingis won the Australian Open singles title in 1997. On Saturday, defending champion Victoria Azarenka plays sixth-seeded Li Na of China for the women’s singles title. Li lost the Australian Open final to Kim Clijsters in 2011 two months before winning her first and only Grand Slam at the French Open. “Last time was more excit-

a unit averaging 41.8 points and ceding 53.2. At this point and in these conditions, what the Panthers (11-3, 3-1 after an upset win over Crestview Friday) do is really not Smith’s concern. “We do have a scouting report and we shared it with the kids last night. They’ve got some good payers, like Foor and Kawser, and they are big and athletic; they go 11 deep as well,” S m i t h Jettinghoff added. “On paper, we are overmatched; I don’t think that is wrong to say. All we can do at this point is focus on what we can control because there are so many things we can’t, like injuries. We want to compete hard for four quarters. This is why I, as a coach, am more process-oriented than resultsoriented. “Our goal which such a young and inexperienced team is to put the kids in positions where they can do well and where they are comfortable when they are playing positions they aren’t comfortable in. We want them to play hard for four quarters, be coachable and learn from what goes on every play. We go from Paulding Friday to playing at a very good Arlington squad Saturday, so it’s going to be difficult.” Jefferson tips off tonight with the junior varsity at 6 p.m.; the Jays at 6:30.

ing, (more) nervous because it was my first time to be in a final,” Li said. “But I think this time (I’m) more calmed down, more cool.” Azarenka leads 5-4 in career matches, including the last four times they’ve played. “I’m really hungry to defend my title,” said Azarenka, who needs to beat Li to retain her No. 1 ranking. “I’ve put myself in the position to give it the best shot.” If Li win, Serena Williams will regain the No. 1 ranking. Also on Saturday, American brothers Bob and Mike Bryan will play their fifth consecutive Australian Open doubles final and attempt to win their record 13th Grand Slam doubles championship. They’ll play the Dutch pair of Robin Haase and Igor Sijsling.

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Cougar wrestlers split WBL double-dual The Van Wert Cougar wrestling team competed in a Western Buckeye League double dual Thursday evening against Celina and St. Marys. The Cougars downed Celina 39-29 but fell to St. Marys 50-29. The story of the night was senior 285-pounder Terrin Contreras picking up his 100th career win. Contreras

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The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct New York 26 14 .650 Brooklyn 26 16 .619 Boston 20 22 .476 Philadelphia 17 25 .405 Toronto 16 27 .372 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 27 12 .692 Atlanta 24 18 .571 Orlando 14 28 .333 Charlotte 10 32 .238 Washington 9 31 .225 Central Division W L Pct Chicago 25 16 .610 Indiana 26 17 .605 Milwaukee 22 18 .550 Detroit 16 26 .381 Cleveland 11 32 .256 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 34 11 .756 Memphis 27 14 .659 Houston 22 22 .500 Dallas 18 24 .429 New Orleans 14 28 .333 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City33 10 .767 Denver 26 18 .591 Utah 23 19 .548

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GB — 1 7 10 11 1/2 GB — 4 1/2 14 1/2 18 1/2 18 1/2 GB — — 2 1/2 9 1/2 15 GB — 5 11 1/2 14 1/2 18 1/2 GB — 7 1/2 9 1/2

SPORTS BRIEFS
retire after this season. BASEBALL ST. LOUIS — The entrance to the Cathedral Basilica looked more like that of a St. Louis Cardinals game on Thursday, just the way Stan Musial would have liked it. Thousands of fans turned out for Musial’s public visitation at the ornate Roman Catholic church, many of them bundled up against the bitter cold in red Cardinals jackets. Musial, a 24-time All-Star who remained a beloved figure in his adopted hometown a halfcentury after his playing career ended, died Saturday after years of declining health. He was 92. Family, close friends and perhaps some of baseball’s biggest names will be back at the cathedral for a funeral on Saturday. PHOENIX — Justin Upton is having a family reunion in Atlanta. Arizona traded its star right fielder to the Braves in a 7-player deal that sent former All-Star infielder Martin Prado to the Diamondbacks. For the first time since he was a high school freshman, Upton will have older brother B.J. Upton as a teammate. The brothers combine with Jason Heyward, who won a Gold Glove in 2012, in an outfield potentially packed with power and speed. The Braves, who also get third baseman Chris Johnson, are giving up one of their top pitching prospects, Randall Delgado and three minor-leaguers in the deal. They are right-hander Zeke Spruill, shortstop Nick Ahmed and first baseman Brandon Drury. GOLF SAN DIEGO — Brandt Snedeker ended another round at Torrey Pines atop the leaderboard. Only this time he had company, and still a long way to go. Snedeker had a flawless start to his title defense in the Farmers Insurance Open by playing bogeyfree on the North Course for a 7-under 65 and a share of the lead with K.J. Choi. The advantage after one day goes to Choi, who birdied three of his last four holes on the tougher South Course for his 65. Tiger Woods, a 7-time champion at Torrey Pines as a pro, looked as if he might join them. Woods was one shot off the lead with five holes to play on the South until he stumbled in the final hour of a cloudy day with two bogeys and had to scramble to save par on the par-5 18th for a 68.

Portland 21 21 .500 11 1/2 Minnesota 17 22 .436 14 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 32 12 .727 — Golden State 26 15 .634 4 1/2 L.A. Lakers 17 25 .405 14 Sacramento 16 27 .372 15 1/2 Phoenix 15 28 .349 16 1/2 ——— Thursday’s Results Toronto 97, Orlando 95 New York 89, Boston 86 Phoenix 93, L.A. Clippers 88 Today’s Games Minnesota at Washington, 7 p.m. Boston at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Miami, 7:30 p.m. San Antonio at Dallas, 8 p.m. Golden State at Chicago, 8 p.m. Brooklyn at Memphis, 8 p.m. Houston at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Utah at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games New York at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Toronto, 7 p.m. Chicago at Washington, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Charlotte, 7:30 p.m. Brooklyn at Houston, 8 p.m. Phoenix at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Golden State at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. Sacramento at Denver, 9 p.m. Indiana at Utah, 9:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Portland, 10 p.m.

The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT PtsGF GA N.Y. Islanders 3 2 1 0 4 12 9 New Jersey 2 2 0 0 4 5 1 Pittsburgh 3 2 1 0 4 11 9 N.Y. Rangers 4 1 3 0 2 9 14 Philadelphia 4 1 3 0 2 5 12 Northeast Division GP W L OT PtsGF GA Ottawa 3 3 0 0 6 11 2 Boston 3 2 0 1 5 8 6 Buffalo 3 2 1 0 4 10 9 Montreal 3 2 1 0 4 9 4 Toronto 4 2 2 0 4 12 12 Southeast Division GP W L OT PtsGF GA Tampa Bay 3 2 1 0 4 13 8 Winnipeg 3 1 1 1 3 6 8 Carolina 3 1 2 0 2 8 12 Florida 4 1 3 0 2 7 12 Washington 3 0 3 0 0 6 14 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT PtsGF GA Chicago 4 4 0 0 8 17 10 St. Louis 4 3 1 0 6 15 6 Nashville 4 1 1 2 4 8 11 Columbus 4 1 2 1 3 7 15 Detroit 3 1 2 0 2 5 11 Northwest Division GP W L OT PtsGF GA Colorado 3 2 1 0 4 9 5 9 Edmonton 3 2 1 0 4 8 Minnesota 3 2 1 0 4 6 5 Vancouver 3 1 1 1 3 8 12 Calgary 3 0 2 1 1 7 12

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL NEW YORK — The person Manti Te’o says was pretending to be his online girlfriend told the Notre Dame linebacker “I love you” in voice-mails that were played during his interview with Katie Couric. Taped earlier this week and broadcast Thursday, the hour-long talk show featured three voicemails that Te’o claims were left for him last year. Te’o said they were from the person he believed to be Lennay Kekua, a woman he had fallen for online but never met face-to-face. After the first message was played, Te’o asked: “It sounds like a girl, doesn’t it?” “It does,” replied Couric, who suggested the person who left those messages might have been Ronaiah Tuisasosopo, a 22-yearold man from California, who Te’o said has apologized to him for pulling the hoax. The interview was the AllAmerican’s first on camera since his tale of inspired play after the deaths of his grandmother and girlfriend on the same day in September unraveled as a bizarre hoax in an expose by Deadspin. com on Jan. 16. Couric addressed speculation that the tale was concocted by Te’o as a way to cover up his sexual orientation. Asked if he were Pacific Division GP W L OT PtsGF GA gay, Te’o replied “no” with a laugh. San Jose 3 3 0 0 6 15 7 “Far from it. Faaaar from that.” Dallas 4 2 1 1 5 8 8 PRO FOOTBALL Anaheim 2 2 0 0 4 12 7 FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Phoenix 4 1 3 0 2 15 16 John Idzik was introduced as Los Angeles 3 0 2 1 1 4 10 the New York Jets’ new general NOTE: Two points for a win, one point manager, replacing the fired Mike Tannenbaum. for overtime loss. Thursday’s Results The 52-year-old Idzik, formerly N.Y. Islanders 7, Toronto 4 the Seahawks’ vice president of Philadelphia 2, N.Y. Rangers 1 football administration, insists that Montreal 4, Washington 1 the Jets will “explore every meaCarolina 6, Buffalo 3 sure to bring in talent and to comOttawa 3, Florida 1 pete.” He adds that the NFL draft St. Louis 3, Nashville 0 will be the team’s “lifeline.” Chicago 3, Dallas 2, OT Colorado 4, Columbus 0 Neither Idzik nor owner Woody Edmonton 2, Los Angeles 1, OT Johnson would definitively answer San Jose 5, Phoenix 3 questions about a report that the Today’s Games Jets will explore trading star cornerN.Y. Islanders at Boston, 7 p.m. back Darrelle Revis, who is recovCarolina at Buffalo, 7 p.m. ering from a serious knee injury. Washington at New Jersey, 7 p.m. OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Ottawa at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Ravens safety Ed Reed isn’t planPittsburgh at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. ning on joining teammate Ray Vancouver at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Lewis in retirement after the Super Saturday’s Games Bowl. Colorado at San Jose, 4 p.m. “I’ll be playing next year,” Toronto at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Reed said before Baltimore hit Chicago at Columbus, 7 p.m. the practice field in preparation for Philadelphia at Florida, 7:30 p.m. St. Louis at Dallas, 8 p.m. their Feb. 3 Super Bowl matchup Los Angeles at Phoenix, 8 p.m. against the San Francisco 49ers. Edmonton at Calgary, 10 p.m. There had been speculation Nashville at Anaheim, 10:30 p.m. that the 34-year-old Reed might

Today’s special: Cacophony, with a side order of the flu
“Hi, I’m Stacy, and I’ll be your server. Can I get you something to drink while you look at the menu?” she yelled over the high-decibel music. Over Stacy’s shoulder I could see seven large-screen TVs, each showing a different sports event -- football, basketball, soccer, skiing, snowboarding, hockey and pingpong. Many more were scattered around the restaurant out of my line of sight. It’s odd, but when we eat at home, I can’t tell you how often we turn on the television and the radio at the same time, or how often we turn up the music volume to 11. Oh, wait, I can tell you. Never. It was hard to hear Screamin’ Stacy over the music, but I think she explained that the Drink o’ the Day was a chocolate milkshake made with double shots of brandy and tequila. Drink three, and the fourth one’s on the house. That sounded a little heavy for lunch, so we stuck with diet sodas. While Stacy was fetching our drinks, we scanned the menus. I suddenly remembered reading that the filthiest things in most restaurants aren’t the bathrooms, but the menus. Unlike the bathrooms, the menus never get cleaned. Mine was a little sticky and smelled vaguely of popcorn shrimp. Maybe restaurants should put a bottle of Purell in the condiment tray along with the ketchup and hot sauce. Which brings up another question: How many people have handled that hot sauce bottle today, in the middle of flu season? The giant televisions were starting to annoy me -- not simply because they were on, but because of the lack of variety. Why wasn’t “The Voice” on any of the TVs? Or “The View”? Or “NCIS” or “Dr. Phil,” or “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” or a thousand other shows? Why was it all sports? “Because you don’t need the sound to watch sports,” Sue said. “You don’t need it to watch Dr. Phil, either,” I said. “You know he’s going to say to every guest, ‘How’s that working out for you?’ But

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why do they have TVs at all? We came to eat lunch, not watch highlights of last Saturday’s football games.” “Most of the time you have to wait in line to get into this place,” Sue said. “It must be doing something right.” You can’t argue with success, but is this how people decide where to eat now? By how many televisions the place has? And if televisions are the deciding factor, wouldn’t people want to watch something specific? What if the customer said, “I’ll give you a bigger tip if you put on ‘American Pickers.’” Would that attract more customers or drive them away? Actually, there’s a good chance that the American pickers owned the place we were in. Everything on the wall looked as if it came out of one of those old barns full of junk they find in dirt-road country. There was an old Schwinn bike and a tin sign for Moxie hanging between two of the TV sets, and every other square inch of wall space was covered in memorabilia from the 1950s and ‘60s reminding people of a simpler time, a time before they put TV sets in restaurants. Two guys were sitting at the bar drinking the brandy/ tequila milkshakes and ignoring all the entertainment around them. They were intently watching something on their smartphones. I passed them on my way to try to wash some of the deadly menu viruses off my hands. One guy was playing “Words With Friends”; the other was scoping out his Facebook wall. Now that almost everyone has a little TV with a thousand channels in their pocket, do we even still need the big ones? (Contact Jim Mullen at JimMullenBooks.com.) **

The Associated Press BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX — Agreed to terms with LHP Craig Breslow on a 2-year contracts. CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Claimed RHP Zach Stewart off waivers from Pittsburgh. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Traded OF Justin Upton and 3B Chris Johnson to Atlanta for INF Martin Prado, RHP Randy Delgado, RHP Zeke Spruill, SS Nick Ahmed and 1B Brandon Drury. Designated INF Lars Anderson for assignment. American Association GRAND PRAIRIE AIR HOGS — Released C Scott Clement, RHP Ray Silva and RHP Lance Janke. Frontier League FLORENCE FREEDOM — Signed C Jim Jacqout to a contract extension. FRONTIER GREYS — Signed INF Esteban Meletiche and RHP Tyler Vaske. JOLIET SLAMMERS —

Traded RHP Tommy Mendoza to Wichita (AA) for a player to be named. Signed RHP Seth Lintz. LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS — Signed INF Juan Sanchez. FOOTBALL National Football League NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Signed DE Marcus Benard, RB James Develin, WR Jeremy Ebert, WR Andre Holmes, QB Mike Kafka, DL Tracy Robertson and LB Jeff Tarpinian to reserve/ future contracts. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — Fired defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo and secondary coach Ken Flajole. NEW YORK JETS — Named Dennis Thurman defensive coordinator. Signed WR Vidal Hazelton to a reserve/future contract. Canadian Football League B.C. LIONS — Traded WR Geroy Simon to Sasketchewan for WR Justin Harper and 2014 third-round draft pick. EDMONTON ESKIMOS — Signed DT Eddie Steele. HOCKEY

TRANSACTIONS

National Hockey League BOSTON BRUINS — Reassigned D Colby Cohen from Providence (AHL) to South Carolina (ECHL). COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Assigned D Patrick Cullity from Springfield (AHL) to Idaho (ECHL). DALLAS STARS—Agreed to terms with C Jamie Benn on a 5-year contract. DETROIT RED WINGS — Reassigned RW Andrej Nestrasil and RW Trevor Parkes from Grand Rapids (AHL) to Toledo (ECHL). NEW YORK RANGERS — Traded F Chad Kolarik to Pittsburgh for F Benn Ferriero. Recalled F Kris Newbury from Connecticut (AHL). ST. LOUIS BLUES — Assigned D Jeff Woywitka to Peoria (AHL). American Hockey League GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS — Released D Erik Spady from his professional tryout contract. NORFOLK ADMIRALS — Released F Eric Lampe and F

Andrew Rowe from their professional tryout contracts. PROVIDENCE BRUINS — Returned F Tyler McNeely to South Carolina (ECHL). Recalled G Adam Morrison from South Carolina. Released D Eric Baier from his professional tryout contract. SOCCER Major League Soccer NEW YORK RED BULLS — Promoted interim coach Mike Petke to coach. PHILADELPHIA UNION— Acquired M Alex Mendoza. COLLEGE ASSUMPTION — Named Maureen Atkins women’s volleyball coach. MAINE-FARMINGTON — Promoted men’s and women’s assistant cross country coach Joseph Staples to head coach. MARIAN — Named Mark Henninger football coach. NEW MEXICO STATE — Announced the resignation of football coach DeWayne Walker. Named Doug Martin interim football coach.

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The powers that be in professional sports know that it’s easier to fire embattled coaches than to push powerful athletes out the door. Pastors know that the same pattern usually holds true when push comes to shove in religious sanctuaries. The sad result is often a vicious cycle of fear, stress, doubt, despair, workaholism, frustration and fatalism. In his book “Counseling Christian Workers,” the late Dr. Louis McBurney -a Mayo Clinic-trained psychiatrist known for helping clergy in times of crisis -summed it up with one sad, exhausted quotation from an anonymous minister hurt by powerful people in his pews. “There’s nothing wrong with my church,” said this pastor, “that wouldn’t be solved by a few well-placed funerals.” The Rev. Gary Brinn has heard clergy offer variations on that line, with the most common being that, on occasion, “pastors get to bury their problems.” It’s the kind of blunt talk pastors share when privately talking shop. It’s not the kind of thing they would say to their flocks, not even to the angry goats in the pews. “You would think the one place people would practice some manners and show some understanding would be in church,

What preachers are scared to say: part 1
but too often that just isn’t the case,” said Brinn, who leads the Sayville Congregational United Church of Christ, on the South Shore of Long Island. “Sometimes you just want to say, ‘Have a little kindness, folks.’” Recently, Brinn went toe to toe with one “bushy-bearded rogue” after this year’s late-night Christmas Eve service. In this case, the once-a-year churchgoer wanted the pastor to know that the service -- which blended Christmas hope with the sobering realities of Hurricane Sandy and the massacre in Newtown, Conn. -- was one of the worst services he had ever attended in his life. The pastor turned the other cheek. Later he turned to his computer, pounding out a Patch.com commentary entitled “Secrets Your Pastor Can’t Share in a Sermon” that went viral. While many readers posted outraged comments online, Brinn said in a telephone interview that his email inbasket was soon full of sympathetic letters from clergy. Among his dark secrets, Brinn noted that clergy -- usually experienced, seminary-educated professionals -- wish their parishioners would remember the following: =-- Offerings are not tips exchanged for entertaining sermons, “nor are you paying for services rendered. Your stewardship, bringing your tithes and offerings to the community in which you worship, is a spiritual practice that comes right out of scripture. ... Failure to give appropriately is a spiritual problem.” -- Clergy struggle to work 60 hours or less each week. Even on Sundays, he noted, they’ve “been ‘on,’ like rock concert ‘on,’ all morning. I’m smiling and being social, but I’m actually fried. ... You know that important thing you needed to tell me as you shook my hand and headed off to brunch? I forgot it, along with the important things eight other people told me. Sorry, I didn’t mean to, but you better write it down, send it in an email, or leave me a message for when I get back in the office.” -- Truth be told, clergy care more about “the regulars. I know I’m not supposed to, but I do. You know, the ones who show up in the pouring rain, there for every fundraiser and Bible study. When a perfect stranger shows up demanding the rites of the church and treating me like I’m an unfortunate prop in their personal movie, it’s a problem. ... I’m having serious theological qualms about this, I’m just not telling you.” -- Clergy work for a bishop, a vestry

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or another source of authority, but they ultimately must confess that, “I work for God.” Yes, it’s hard to please everyone, but an honest preacher also must be able to say, “If I stop challenging you, you’ll know that I am either exhausted or scared. Neither is good for you or the church you love.” Brinn said he didn’t worry that members of his small congregation would misunderstand this candid shot over the pulpit. “I really wrote this piece for all of the pastors who don’t have the freedom to be this honest in their pulpits,” he said. “Way too many pastors try to bury their problems. ... I am convinced that 75 percent of American clergy are terrified of their congregations.” NEXT WEEK: Why are many clergy so afraid of their flocks?
(Terry Mattingly is the director of the Washington Journalism Center at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and leads the GetReligion.org project to study religion and the news.) ****** (EDITORS: For editorial questions, please contact Kendra Phipps at kphipps@amuniversal.com.) COPYRIGHT 2013 United Feature Syndicate DISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL UCLICK FOR UFS 1130 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64106; 816-5817500

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A.C.T.S. NEW TESTAMENT FELLOWSHIP 8277 German Rd, Delphos Rev. Linda Wannemacher-Pastor Jaye Wannemacher -Worship Leader For information contact: 419-695-3566 Thursday - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study with worship at 8277 German Rd, Delphos Sunday - 7:00 p.m. “For Such A Time As This”. Tri-County Community Intercessory Prayer Group. Everyone welcome. Biblical counseling also available. DELPHOS BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Terry McKissack 302 N Main, Delphos Contact: 419-692-0061 or 419-302-6423 Sunday - 10:00 a.m. Sunday School (All Ages) , 11:00 a.m. Sunday Service, 6:00 p.m Sunday Evening Service Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study, Youth Study Nursery available for all services. FIRST UNITED PRESBYTERIAN 310 W. Second St. 419-692-5737 Pastor Harry Tolhurst Sunday: 11:00 Worship Service - Everyone Welcome Communion first Sunday of every month. Communion at Van Crest Health Care Center - First Sunday of each month at 2:30 p.m., Nursing Home and assisted living. ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH 422 North Pierce St., Delphos Phone 419-695-2616 Rev. Angela Khabeb Saturday - 8:00 a.m. Prayer Breakfast Sunday- 9:00 a.m. Sunday School; 10:00 a.m. Worship Service Monday - 5:00 p.m. Hall in use Saturday - 8:00 a.m. Prayer Breakfast Sunday - 9:00 a.m. Sunday School; 10:00 a.m. Worship;

FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD “Where Jesus is Healing Hurting Hearts!” 808 Metbliss Ave., Delphos One block so. of Stadium Park. 419-692-6741 Lead Pastor - Dan Eaton Sunday - 10:30 a.m. - Worship Service with Nursery & Kids Church; 6:00 pm. Youth Ministry at The ROC & Jr. Bible Quiz at Church Monday - 7:00 p.m. Teen Bible Quiz at Church Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Discpleship Class in Upper Room For more info see our website: www.delphosfirstassemblyofgod. com. DELPHOS CHRISTIAN UNION Pastor: Rev. Gary Fish 470 S. Franklin St., (419) 692-9940 9:30 Sunday School 10:30 Sunday morning service. Youth ministry every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. Children’s ministry every third Saturday from 11 to 1:30. ST. PAUL’S UNITED METHODIST 335 S. Main St. Delphos Pastor - Rev. David Howell Sunday 9:00 a.m. Worship Service DELPHOS WESLEYAN CHURCH 11720 Delphos Southworth Rd. Delphos - Phone 419-695-1723 Pastor Rodney Shade 937-397-4459 Asst. Pastor Pamela King 419-204-5469 Sunday - 10:30 a.m. Worship; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School for all ages. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Service and prayer meeting. TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 211 E. Third St., Delphos Rev. David Howell, Pastor Sunday - 8:15 a.m. Worship Service; 9:15 a.m. Seekers Sunday School class meets in parlor; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service/Coffee Hour; 11:30 a.m. Radio Worship on WDOH; 2:45 p.m. Jr. High Youth Meet to go to Nursing Home Ecumenical Sunday Wed.: 7:00 p.m Chancel Choir Thurs. - 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. suppers on Us Fri: 3:00 p.m. Mustard Seeds MARION BAPTIST CHURCH 2998 Defiance Trail, Delphos Pastor Jay Lobach 419-339-6319 Services: Sunday - 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 331 E. Second St., Delphos 419-695-4050 Rev. Mel Verhoff, Pastor Rev. Chris Bohnsack, Associate Pastor Fred Lisk and Dave Ricker, Deacons Mary Beth Will, Liturgical Coordinator; Mrs. Trina Shultz, Pastoral Associate; Mel Rode, Parish Council President; Lynn Bockey, Music Director Celebration of the Sacraments Eucharist – Lord’s Day Observance; Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 7:30, 9:15, 11:30 a.m.; Weekdays as announced on Sunday bulletin. Baptism – Celebrated first Sunday of month at 1:00 p.m. Call rectory to schedule Pre-Baptismal instructions. Reconciliation – Tuesday and Friday 7:30-7:50 a.m.; Saturday 3:30-4:00 p.m. Anytime by request. Matrimony – Arrangements must be made through the rectory six months in advance. Anointing of the Sick – Communal celebration in May and October. Administered upon request.

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH Landeck - Phone: 419-692-0636 Rev. Mel Verhoff, Pastor Administrative aide: Rita Suever Masses: 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday. Newcomers register at parish. Marriages: Please call the parish house six months in advance. Baptism: Please call the parish.

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Service; 6 p.m. Evening Service. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Prayer Meeting. Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8-noon, 1-4- p.m. ZION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Corner of Zion Church & Conant Rd., Elida Pastors: Mark and D.J. Fuerstenau Sunday - Service - 9:00 a.m. PIKE MENNONITE CHURCH 3995 McBride Rd., Elida Phone 419-339-3961 LIGHTHOUSE CHURCH OF GOD Elida - Ph. 222-8054 Rev. Larry Ayers, Pastor Service schedule: Sunday– 10 a.m. School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 6 p.m. Sunday evening. FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH 4750 East Road, Elida Pastor - Brian McManus Sunday – 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship, nursery available. Wednesday – 6:30 p.m. Youth Prayer, Bible Study; 7:00 p.m. Adult Prayer and Bible Study; 8:00 p.m. - Choir. GOMER UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Rev. Donald Rock 7350 Gomer Road, Gomer, Ohio 419-642-2681 gomererucc@bright.net Rev. Brian Knoderer Sunday – 10:30 a.m. Worship

KINGSLEY UNITED METHODIST 15482 Mendon Rd., Van Wert Phone: 419-965-2771 Pastor Chuck Glover Sunday School - 9:30 a.m.; Worship - 10:25 a.m. Wednesday - Youth Prayer and Bible Study - 6:30 p.m. Adult Prayer meeting - 7:00 p.m. Choir practice - 8:00 p.m. TRINITY FRIENDS CHURCH 605 N. Franklin St., Van Wert 45891 Ph: (419) 238-2788 Sr. Pastor Stephen Savage Outreach Pastor Neil Hammons Sunday - Worship services at 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Wednesday-Ministries at 7:00 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 13887 Jennings Rd., Van Wert Ph. 419-238-0333 Children’s Storyline: 419-238-2201 Email: fbaptvw@bright.net Pastor Steven A. Robinson Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages; 10:30 a.m. Family Worship Hour; 6:30 p.m. Evening Bible Hour. Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. Word of Life Student Ministries; 6:45 p.m. AWANA; 7:00 p.m. Prayer and Bible Study. MANDALE CHURCH OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Rev. Don Rogers, Pastor Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School all ages. 10:30 a.m. Worship Services; 7:00 p.m Worship. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Prayer meeting. PENTECOSTAL WAY CHURCH Pastors: Bill Watson Rev. Ronald Defore 1213 Leeson Ave., Van Wert 45891 Phone (419) 238-5813 Head Usher: Ted Kelly 10:00 a.m. - Sunday School 11:10 a.m. - Worship 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. - Wednesday Morning Bible Class 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. - Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m. - Wed. Night Bible Study. Thursday - Choir Rehearsal Anchored in Jesus Prayer Line - (419) 238-4427 or (419) 232-4379. Emergency - (419) 993-5855

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ST. PATRICK’S CHURCH 500 S. Canal, Spencerville 419-647-6202 Saturday 4:30 p.m. Reconciliation; 5 p.m. Mass, May 1 - Oct. 30. Sunday - 10:30 a.m. Mass. SPENCERVILLE FULL GOSPEL 107 Broadway St., Spencerville Pastor Charles Muter Home Ph. 419-657-6019 Sunday: Morning Services 10:00 a.m. Evening Services - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Worship service. SPENCERVILLE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 317 West North St. 419-296-2561 Pastor Tom Shobe 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship; 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Service TRINITY UNITED METHODIST Corner of Fourth & Main, Spencerville Phone 419-647-5321 Rev. Jan Johnson, Pastor Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship service. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 102 Wisher Drive, Spencerville Rev. Elaine Mikesell, Interim Pastor Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Cafe; 10:00 a.m. Worship Service. AGAPE FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES 9250 Armstrong Road, Spencerville Pastors Phil & Deb Lee Sunday - 10:00 a.m. Worship service. Wed. - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study HARTFORD CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Independent Fundamental) Rt. 81 and Defiance Trial Rt. 2, Box 11550 Spencerville 45887 Rev. Robert King, Pastor Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service; 7:00 p.m. Evening worship and Teens Alive (grades 7-12). Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Bible service. Tuesday & Thursday– 7- 9 p.m. Have you ever wanted to preach the “Word of God?” This is your time to do it. Come share your love of Christ with us.

ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA CATHOLIC CHURCH 512 W. Sycamore, Col. Grove Office 419-659-2263 Fax: 419-659-5202 Father Tom Extejt Masses: Tuesday-Friday - 8:00 a.m.; First Friday of the month - 7 p.m.; Saturday - 4:30 p.m.; Sunday - 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Confessions - Saturday 3:30 p.m., anytime by appointment. CHURCH OF GOD 18906 Rd. 18R, Rimer 419-642-5264 Rev. Mark Walls Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH Rev. Robert DeSloover, Pastor 7359 St. Rt. 109 New Cleveland Saturday Mass - 7:00 p.m. Sunday Mass - 8:30 a.m. IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH Ottoville Rev. John Stites Mass schedule: Saturday - 4 p.m.; Sunday - 10:30 a.m. ST. BARBARA CHURCH 160 Main St., Cloverdale 45827 419-488-2391 Fr. John Stites Mass schedule: Saturday 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8:00 a.m. ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH 135 N. Water St., Ft. Jennings Rev. Charles Obinwa Phone: 419-286-2132 Mass schedule: Saturday 5 p.m.; Sunday 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. ST. MICHAEL CHURCH Kalida Fr. Mark Hoying Saturday – 4:30 p.m. Mass. Sunday – 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. Masses. Weekdays: Masses on Mon., Tues., Wed. and Friday at 8:00 am; Thurs. 7:30 p.m.

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BREAKTHROUGH 101 N. Adams St., Middle Point Pastor Scott & Karen Fleming Sunday – Church Service - 10 a.m, 6 p.m. Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. CALVARY EVANGELICAL CHURCH 10686 Van Wert-Decatur Rd. Van Wert, Ohio 419-238-9426 Rev. Clark Williman. Pastor Sunday- 8:45 a.m. Friends and Family; 9:00 a.m. Sunday School LIVE; 10:00 a.m. SALEM UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 15240 Main St. Venedocia Rev. Wendy S. Pratt, Pastor Church Phone: 419-667-4142 Sunday - 8:30 a.m. - Adult Bell Choir; 8:45 a.m. Jr. Choir; 9:30 a.m. - Worship; 10:45 a.m. Sunday school; 6:30 p.m. - Capital Funds Committee. Monday - 6 p.m. Senior Choir. ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 601 Jennings Rd., Van Wert Sunday 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.; Monday 8:30 a.m.; Tuesday 7 p.m.; Wednesday 8:30 a.m.; Thursday 8:30 a.m. - Communion Service; Friday 8:30 a.m.; Saturday 4 p.m. VAN WERT VICTORY CHURCH OF GOD 10698 US 127S., Van Wert (Next to Tracy’s Auction Service) Tommy Sandefer, lead pastor Ron Prewitt, sr. adult pastor Sunday worship & children’s ministry - 10:00 a.m. www.vwvcoh.com facebook: vwvcoh TRINITY LUTHERAN 303 S. Adams, Middle Point Rev. Tom Cover Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship service. GRACE FAMILY CHURCH 634 N. Washington St., Van Wert Pastor: Rev. Ron Prewitt Sunday - 9:15 a.m. Morning worship with Pulpit Supply.

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GROVER HILL ZION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 204 S. Harrision St. Grover Hill, Ohio 45849 Pastor Mike Waldron 419-587-3149 Cell: 419-233-2241 mwaldron@embarqmail.com You are invited to a party to celebrate the birthday of Jesus in word and song. Praising God for his gift of love to the world with family and friends is a nice way to begin the Christmas holiday and it adds a special meaning to the day. We do hope that you will come and worship the King. The Grover Hill Zion United Methodist Church Christmas Eve service begins at 7:30 p.m. December 24.

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IMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 699 Sunnydale, Elida, Ohio 454807 Pastor Kimberly R. Pope-Seiberlin Sunday - 8:30 a.m. traditional; 10:45 a.m. contemporary NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN CENTER 2240 Baty Road, Elida Ph. 339-5673 Rev. James F. Menke, Pastor Sunday – 10 a.m. Worship. Wednesday – 7 p.m. Evening service. CORNERSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH 2701 Dutch Hollow Rd. Elida Phone: 339-3339 Rev. Frank Hartman Sunday - 10 a.m. Sunday School (all ages); 11 a.m. Morning

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Friends trying to undermine religious conversion

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2013 Even though you are likely to have the edge over your opposition in the year ahead, you’ll still have to earn every one of your victories. Chances are, they won’t be awarded without a hardfought contest. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -Don’t let a co-worker whose abilities are not up to your standards become empowered to dictate the collective course of action. Be firm and remain in control. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- If you are impelled to work on tasks that you find distasteful, there’s a chance your performance won’t be up to its usual high standard. If you can, set it aside until you’re in a better frame of mind. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -Even if you’re used to making all the rules, abide by the will of the majority. If you don’t, you could be attacked for defending an untenable position. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -When it comes to career situations, keep your guard up and be ready to fight or change course. Opposition from several unexpected sources is extremely probable. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -Do not discuss your ideas with others, especially with someone who is known to plagiarize. This person will be true to form. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Be particularly careful about getting involved in a tricky financial arrangement. It could be a ploy to demand an even larger cash outlay from all participants in the near future. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Avoid teaming up with an individual who is known to be underhanded. You won’t be very comfortable watching this person operate. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -Guard against a strong inclination to make things much harder on yourself than they need to be. A tendency to do so would definitely impede your progress. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Be extremely selective regarding any social invitations you might receive. There’s a strong chance you could get caught up in a group of people that you won’t like at all. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -Both you and your special someone must be of the same mindset where an important issue is concerned. Discord could occur if one decides something without the consent of the other. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Generally, you love endeavors of a mental nature, but since your powers of concentration are not apt to be up to par currently, you should be careful. Small mistakes are likely. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Don’t open your wallet to someone who never makes good on debts. If you do, you’ll just be reinforcing this person’s bad habit.
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Dear Annie: I am in vors would browse through the process of converting the couple’s address book to Judaism. Among other and let the contacts know things, this involves eat- of their passing. — Miss ing only kosher food. Ini- Them in Minnesota Dear Minnesota: This tially, it was difficult, but I know that doing this brings is a situation that comes me closer to understanding up whenever someone dies. The survivors do more of my new religion. My problem is that most not always think of going of my friends, including through the deceased’s adsome Jewish friends, have dress book — written or an issue with my eating electronic — and sending notes to those listhabits. They say ed. But it would eating kosher is be a kindness to “outdated,” or do so and somethey imply that thing the deceased I think I’m betsurely would ter than they are. have wanted. You They actively can look online discourage my for your friends’ efforts. This conobituaries and any fuses me because other information I don’t scold my that might indifriends for eating cate how to concheeseburgers or pork, and I never Annie’s Mailbox tact one of their children. We hope insist on any speyou find out what happened cial treatment. Conversion is not an and have the opportunity to easy process, and I’d like express your condolences. Dear Annie: I read the the support of my friends, but it’s hard to keep my letter from “Too Many head up sometimes, espe- Leftovers” about people cially during meals togeth- who don’t RSVP to invitaer. How do I approach this? tions. It encouraged me to Do I need new friends? — share my experience. Our two daughters were Questioning in California Dear Questioning: May- married in the same year. be. Your friends think con- The first wedding brought version will change who the same issue of the lack you are and the relation- of receiving RSVPs. When ship they have with you. it came to the second wedThey feel marginalized by ding, I had our new sonyour new religious interest in-law use his calligraphy and are trying to undermine skills to make a nice sign your convictions. This is all that read “For those who about them and their needs. did not RSVP.” I placed the If you are truly committed sign on the gift table next to conversion, you should to a jar of peanut butter, a not be so easily derailed. knife and some soda crackPlease talk to your rabbi. ers. I don’t know why my If you attend services at a synagogue, see whether wife and the mother of the they have a social group groom didn’t see the hufor those in your age brack- mor. I have shared this with et. You are more likely to several people, and the men make new friends and find always think it’s hilarious. — Father of the Brides support there. Dear Annie: Some years ago, my wife and I met a lovely couple while on a trip in Germany. We had such a good time together that we made arrangements for the four of us to take other trips. We kept in contact with cards, phone calls and emails. On the occasions where we traveled to their city, we had lunch with them. We hadn’t heard from them in a while, so I sent a card that came back stamped “Deceased.” We don’t read the obituaries from their city, so we have no idea whether both of them died or one died and the other moved, or what happened. This couple had several children who may have known of our friendship, although I never learned the children’s names. It surely would be nice if their survi-

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BY GREG RISLING The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Just weeks after the arrest of a third-grade teacher accused of sexually abusing nearly two dozen students engulfed Los Angeles school officials in a scandal last year, word surfaced that children were being fondled by a fourth-grade teacher at another school. Having been jolted by the first case, Los Angeles Unified School District officials moved swiftly. The fourth-grade teacher, Robert Pimentel, was pulled from his classroom, the state teacher credentialing commission was notified, and parents were alerted. When it became clear that years-old allegations against Pimentel hadn’t been thoroughly investigated, the principal at his school was also removed. While it took nearly a year to bring charges against Pimentel, the reaction by the school district shows how recent reforms put in place have reshaped how the school system deals with sexual abuse by teachers. Those reforms came after the February 2012 arrest of Miramonte Elementary School thirdgrade teacher Mark Berndt, who is accused of blindfolding pupils and feeding them his semen in a tasting game. The district has since mandated that parents be notified within 72 hours of a report of a suspected abuser, and that each case be reviewed by several human resources staffers to ensure it is reported to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. District officials have also vowed to investigate molestation claims and move quickly to remove suspected teachers from classrooms while investigations are ongoing. Police were contacted in March by the parents of five students at George De La Torre Jr. Elementary School who said Pimentel had touched their children inappropriately. District officials immediately removed him from campus and notifications were sent out. More than 70 interviews were conducted during the police investigation, and 20 female students were found to have been victimized, Los Angeles police Capt. Fabian Lizarraga said. Another victim was a female teacher who complained that Pimentel had inappropriately touched her, police said. The alleged abuse occurred in Pimentel’s fourth-grade classroom during school hours and in some cases was witnessed by other students, Lizarraga said. The sexual abuse involved fondling over and underneath clothing, he said. The Pimentel case may have been the first in the district that fell under the new policy, district Superintendent John Deasy said. “It was very close to the first, if not the first,” he said. “I don’t know if it was a direct result (of the Miramonte case). There was a potentially serious problem there and we acted and did what we did.” Lizarraga added that although there was a spike in parent complaints after the Miramonte case, there wasn’t any tie to the Pimentel case. “These were some really alert parents knowing their kids and noticing subtle changes in their personalities,” Lizarraga said. The accusations again/ st Pimentel, 57, span eight months, dating back to September 2011. He was arrested Wednesday and charged with 15 felony counts. When the investigation against him began in March, the district was already reeling from Berndt’s February 2012 arrest. Berndt has pleaded not guilty to 23 counts of lewd acts and is awaiting trial. More than 225 parents and students are involved in various claims for damages against the district regarding that case. In a separate case, a jury in December ordered the district to pay a boy molested by an elementary school teacher $6.9 million — among the largest awards in the history of the school system. The jury found the district liable for the repeated molestation of the 10-year-old student in 2008 and 2009

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BY AYA BATRAWY and MARIAM RIZK The Associated Press CAIRO — Two years after Egypt’s revolution began, the country’s schism was on display today as the mainly liberal and secular opposition held rallies saying the goals of the pro-democracy uprising have not been met and denouncing Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. With the anniversary, Egypt is definitively in the new phase of its upheaval. From the revolt that began Jan. 25, 2011 and led to the fall of autocrat Hosni Mubarak, the country has moved into a deeply divisive struggle between ruling Islamists, who say a string of election victories the past year gives them to right to reshape Egypt, and their opponents, who say Islamists are moving to take complete power. Overshadowing their struggle is an economy in free-fall that threatens to fuel public discontent. The vital tourism sector has slumped, investment shriveled, foreign currency reserves have tumbled and prices are on the rise, with more pain likely in the coming months if the government moves to implement new austerity measures. In Cairo’s central Tahrir square, where the January 2011 uprising was born, and the area outside Morsi’s palace in the city’s Heliopolis district were rapidly filling up with protesters by this afternoon. There were similar if smaller crowds in central squares in the Mediterranean cities of Alexandria and Port Said as well as the Mehalla in the Nile Delta, Suez at the southern entrance of the Suez Canal, Assiut and Luxor in the south and Fayoum southwest of Cairo. The crowds chanted the iconic slogans of the revolt against Mubarak, this time directed against Morsi — “Erha! Erhal!” or “leave, leave” and “the people want to topple the regime.” Clashes broke out for a second day on some side streets near Tahrir and police fired tear gas to disperse the young men throwing stones. There were also clashes in Alexandria and Suez, and In the Delta town of Menouf protesters blocked off railway lines, disrupting train services to and from Cairo. Some two thousand demonstrators also surrounded the colossal state TV and radio building in central Cairo, chanting slogans against Morsi and his Brotherhood. JEFFERSON, N.H. — When Gonzo started tripping over his food dish three years ago, no one could explain or stop the Alaskan husky’s quickly advancing blindness. But a veterinarian offered some simple advice: “Run this dog.” Gonzo, one of 120 dogs at Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel, was happy to comply. With help from his brother, Poncho, he soon resumed his place pulling a sled all over New Hampshire’s North Country to the delight of tourists and his caretakers, who quickly realized that if Gonzo didn’t treat his blindness like an obstacle, neither would they. Given the dog’s obvious eagerness, he was allowed to continue on as usual. “Even though he’s blind, he still knows when hook-ups are happening. He’s still very aware,” said kennel manager Ben Morehouse. “When you have a dog such as Gonzo, with such a want and a drive and a desire … you try it, you hook up, you see what happens.” A frenzy of excited barking engulfs the kennel whenever Morehouse and other staffers haul out a sled. The chosen team is outfitted with harnesses and booties; those left behind scramble onto their doghouse roofs and howl. Gonzo and Poncho are lined up side-byside, usually toward the back of the eight-member team — “brains to brawn” is how Morehouse describes the order. “A lot of people say everything about dog sledding is efficiency. Gonzo and Poncho BY MICHAEL KUNZELMAN The Associated Press

by teacher Forrest Stobbe at Queen Anne Elementary School in the city’s mid-Wilshire district. Pimentel had worked for the district since 1974. A previous report of sexual misconduct against him occurred four years ago at the school, and another complaint was made eight years ago at another elementary school where both a female principal and Pimentel had worked, Deasy said. “My determination was that she was previously mishandling other complaints,” Deasy said. “My intent was to fire them.” The district never got the chance because both Pimentel and the principal retired after the allegations were made. Police said they will review the principal’s failure to report the previous allegations. Investigators attempted to interview Pimentel last year but he declined. He appeared in court Thursday but didn’t enter a plea. His lawyer, Richard Knickerbocker, told reporters outside court that the allegations are false and that his client will plead not guilty. Pimentel raised a family, volunteered as a soccer coach and was an outstanding teacher, Knickerbocker said. “If you look at the record, before this, Pimentel has had a pretty exemplary life,” he said. “He has no arrest record, for anything.”

went blind, Poncho didn’t treat him any different. But then he realized his brother needed help.”
are not the most efficient sled dogs out there. They won’t set a speed record, they won’t pull the most you’ve ever seen,” Morehouse said. “To be honest, they’re probably some of the goofiest dogs you can put in harness. But they’re just fun.” Some dogs at the kennel, including Gonzo and Poncho, were born there. But it’s also home to what kennel owner Neil Beaulieu calls “secondchance” dogs — former professional sled dogs a bit past their prime — as well as dogs rescued from bad situations. The barking continues as the dogs pull away from the kennel onto a snow-packed trail. Within a few minutes, however, they settle into a nearly silent rhythm, the sled’s runners skimming through the woods. While the other dogs look straight ahead, Gonzo often lifts his head up and to the right, using his hearing and sense of smell, said Karen Tolin, who has worked her way up from volunteer “poop scooper” to business partner in the years since she first came to Muddy Paw. When Gonzo first went blind, Poncho didn’t treat him any different, she said. But then he realized his brother needed help.

— Karen Tolin, business partner

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Prabhat Jha of the Center for Global Health Research in Toronto, looked at about 217,000 Americans in federal health surveys between 1997 and 2004. A second study, led by Thun, tracked smoking-related deaths through three periods — 195965, 1982-88 and 2000-10 — using seven large population health surveys covering more than 2.2 million people. Among the findings: — The risk of dying of lung cancer was more than 25 times higher for female smokers in recent years than for women who never smoked. In the 1960s, it was only three times higher. One reason: After World War II, women started taking up the habit at a younger age and began smoking more. — A person who never smoked was about twice as likely as a current smoker to live to age 80. For women, the chances of surviving that long were 70 percent for those who never smoked and 38 percent for smokers. In men, the numbers were 61 percent and 26 percent. — Smokers in the U.S. are three times more likely to die between ages 25 and 79 than non-smokers are. About 60 percent of those deaths are attribut-

able to smoking. — Women are far less likely to quit smoking than men are. Among people 65 to 69, the ratio of former to current smokers is 4-to-1 for men and 2-to-1 for women. — Smoking shaves more than 10 years off the average life span, but quitting at any age buys time. Quitting by age 40 avoids nearly all the excess risk of death from smoking. Men and women who quit when they were 25 to 34 years old gained 10 years; stopping at ages 35 to 44 gained 9 years; at ages 45 to 54, six years; at ages 55 to 64, four years. — The risk of dying from other lung diseases such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis is rising in men and women, and the rise in men is a surprise because their lung cancer risk leveled off in 1980s. Changes in cigarettes since the 1960s are a “plausible explanation” for the rise in non-cancer lung deaths, researchers write. Most smokers switched to cigarettes that were lower in tar and nicotine as measured by tests with machines, “but smokers inhaled more deeply to get the nicotine they were used to,” Thun said. Deeper inhalation is consistent with the kind of lung damage seen in the illnesses that are rising, he said.

New Orleans told to narrow Super Bowl “clean zone”
filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of an activist and a street preacher. They claimed a new city ordinance and a code enforcement guide trample on their free speech rights and limit their activities leading up to the title game between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers. The ACLU claims New Orleans adopted the new policies at the behest of the National Football League. “The NFL asked them to do a whole bunch of things, including this,” said ACLU of Louisiana executive director Marjorie Esman. Esman said other Super Bowl host cities have enforced similar rules in recent years, but they have never been challenged in court before. Engelhardt’s order says the plaintiffs showed a “likelihood of success” in arguing that enforcing a broader “clean zone” is impermissible under the First Amendment. He scheduled a meeting Monday with lawyers for the city and ACLU to discuss the latter’s request for a preliminary injunction. “It’s wonderful that the judge recognizes the city doesn’t have a right to curtail speech throughout a large chunk of the city,” Esman said. The city, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas are named as defendants in the suit. A spokesman for the city didn’t immediately respond to a call and email seeking comment. The judge didn’t immediately act on the group’s request for a court order bar-

lean into him. And then somehow — I don’t know how dogs communicate — he learned that he was utilizing him to determine where the turns are and how fast they were going. And he would let him do that — he wouldn’t get as grumbly as he did in the beginning.” Usually if a dog trips, the others just keep going, Morehouse said. I’ve never seen it with any other dog,” he said. “There’s definitely a bond there and communication beyond what we do with the two dogs, between the two of them themselves.” Beaulieu describes a spring day when he took the pair for a ride on a trail known for its deep snow, and Gonzo strayed to the edge of the trial and stumbled. With the team still moving forward, Poncho reached over, dug his head in the snow and pulled his brother out, grabbing his harness with his teeth. “He essentially picked him out of the powder … threw him back on the trail and never skipped a beat,” Beaulieu said. “I’ve run dogs in a lot of places, all over the country, and it was the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen sled dogs do.” Beaulieu, a high school teacher, was living in Alaska 10 years ago when he volunteered to help out with the famed 1,000-mile Iditarod dog sled race. He was taking care of a team of dogs after their owner dropped out of the race, and somehow got talked into giving them a permanent home after the woman told him she never wanted to see a sled dog again. Beaulieu grew up in Maine

than a dozen years before heading to Alaska to teach. He knew nothing about sled dogs when he acquired his first team, but ended up starting his own business after moving to New Hampshire and helping a friend who ran tours from a local hotel. “I had fun with it. I didn’t think I would, but I did,” he said. “And the dogs absolutely loved all the socialization and belly rubs and meeting all kinds of new people.” Sled tours range from 20-minute trips from the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods to a 50-mile overnighter billed as the “Longest Dog Sled Ride in the Northeast.” Money from the tours help support what Beaulieu says has become a main focus — finding loving homes for dogs that might otherwise be killed. “It’s become much more than just a sled dog kennel,” Beaulieu said. “A lot of shelters deem sled dogs unadoptable, and they put them down. For myself and the entire crew here, we know that’s false. They are very adoptable.” Sled dogs do best with active families, he said, but that could mean regular hikes and long walks — not necessarily full-throttle running adventures. The kennel staff offers training in running, skiing and biking while hitched to a dog. Adoptive families are given phone and email support. “Every time I run these dogs, whether it’s Gonzo or anybody, I’m still in awe of the ability of these animals,” Beaulieu said. “It’s just amazing.”

NEW ORLEANS — The city of New Orleans must scale back its plans for a “clean zone” where the use of banners, signs and flags would be restricted during Super Bowl week, a federal judge said Thursday. U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt’s temporary restraining order says the city can only enforce the limits in an area near the Superdome, where the game will be played Feb. 3. The city had also planned to enforce the rules in the French Quarter and surrounding neighborhoods. The judge’s ruling comes after the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana

(Continued from page 1) 2013. The revenue estimate for this year is $600,000. The other revenue source is money from the four casinos now open in the state of Ohio. The complexes at Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Toledo are expected to provide nearly $400,000 in this year. At the next department heads meeting, Dixon will have the worksheet on the expenses side of the ledger for the group to discuss. The other major subject discussed Thursday morning was the difficulties of Internet access at various county

offices, especially those in the Van Wert County Courthouse. A general strategy was agreed upon of contracting with a firm to resolve compatibility issues with various hardware and software systems, and to appoint someone to act as a clearinghouse of all the problems and questions for the support firm. That firm would be selected after a competitive bidding process. The commissioners spent part of the afternoon hours trying to work out possible solutions which would allow specific departments to use necessary software while simplifying the connection process.

Committee. For Bray, the blowback got personal. The Army refused to grant her and other female soldiers who fought on the ground in Panama the Combat Infantryman Badge. She was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for Valor, an award for meritorious achievement in a noncombat role. Bray was also the subject of an Army investigation over allegations by Panamanian officials that she and her soldiers had destroyed government and personal property during the invasion that toppled Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega. Though eventually cleared of any wrongdoing, the experience soured Bray on the

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ring the city from enforcing the “clean zone” limits, which are scheduled to take effect on the morning of Jan. 28 and end on the evening of Feb. 5. The ordinance, passed last month, says banners, flags and signs aren’t prohibited in the “clean zone” without the OK of the city or the NFL. The content of any temporary signs approved by the city must consist of at least 60 percent Super Bowl or NFL branding. The guide, meanwhile, says no signs will be permitted unless the applicant is an NFL sponsor, the suit says. The plaintiffs are Tara Jill Ciccarone, an Occupy NOLA member, and Troy Bohn, pastor of a religious congregation that regularly preaches on Bourbon Street.

Army. In 1991, she resigned her commission after eight years of active duty and took a medical discharge related to a training injury. Today’s military is much different from the one Bray knew, with women already serving as fighter pilots, aboard submarines and as field supervisors in war zones. But some can’t help but feel that few know of their contributions, said Alma Felix, 27, a former Army specialist. “We are the support. Those are the positions we fill and that’s a big deal — we often run the show — but people don’t see that,” Felix said. “Maybe it will put more females forward and give people a sense there are women out there fighting for our country. It’s not just you’re typical poster boy, GI Joes doing it.”

Answers to Thursday’s questions: The meaning of Hosanna, the word shouted by the crowds that greeted Jesus on his triumphant entry into Jerusalem, is “save us” or “save us we pray.” Mystery writer Agatha Christie claimed she got her best story ideas while sitting in a bathtub munching on green apples. Today’s questions: What city is home to the oldest Torah in the United States? What is the subtitle of the 2009 sequel to the Alvin and the Chipmunks kiddie flick? Answers in Saturday’s Herald. The Outstanding National Debt as of 7 a.m. today was $16,438,598,290,756. The estimated population of the United States is 314,301,492, so each citizen’s share of this debt is $52,302. The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $3.82 billion per day since Sept. 28, 2007.

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