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Relay Committee offers men’s Bowling Bingo
Tickets are now on sale for the first-ever Relay Bowling Bingo for men April 19 sponsored by the Relay for Life Committee at the Delphos Recreation Center. Bowling Bingo is the men’s version of purse bingo. The event is open to men only, 21 years and older. The cost is $45 for 4 hours of bowling, 2 drink tickets and a $5 food voucher and chances to win $1,000 in prizes, bid on “dude-type” silent auction items, a 50/50 drawing and raffles. Ladies will be serving the drinks that night. Tickets are available at First Federal Bank and at the Delphos Recreation Center.
Post office retreats on cutting Saturday mail
By PAULINE JELINEK The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The financially beleaguered Postal Service backpedaled on its plan to end Saturday mail delivery, conceding Wednesday that its gamble to compel congressional approval had failed. With limited options for saving money, the governing board said the agency should reopen negotiations with unions to lower labor costs and consider raising mail prices. Yet the board also said it’s not possible for the Postal Service to meet its goals for reduced spending without altering the delivery schedule. Delaying “responsible changes,” the board said, only makes it more likely that the Postal Service “may become a burden” to taxpayers. Congressional reaction was mixed, mirroring differences that have stalled a needed postal overhaul for some time. Some lawmakers had urged the agency to forge ahead with its plan, while others had said it lacked the legal authority to do so. The Postal Service said in February that it planned to switch to five-day-a-week deliveries beginning in August for everything except packages as a way to hold down losses. That announcement was risky. The agency was asking Congress to drop from spending legislation the longtime ban on five-day-only delivery. Congress did not do that when it passed a spending measure last month. “By including restrictive language ... Congress has prohibited implementation of a new national delivery schedule for mail and package,” according to the board. Disappointed but not wanting to disregard the law, the board directed the Postal Service to delay putting in place the new delivery schedule until Congress passes legislation that gives the agency “the authority to implement a financially appropriate and responsible delivery schedule.” The board made the decision in a closed meeting Tuesday. “This is good news for rural com-
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munities, businesses, seniors, veterans and others who depend on consistent and timely delivery of the mail,” said Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. But GOP Rep. Darrell Issa of California, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, bemoaned the decision to back away from a “delivery schedule that polling indicates the American people understand and support.” Postal officials said that to restore the service to long-term financial stability, the agency must have the flexibility to reduce costs and come up with new revenues. “It is not possible for the Postal See POST, page 3
Committee names Canal Days bands
Library prepares for levy, Library Week
BY STACY TAFF firstname.lastname@example.org DELPHOS — The Board of Trustees of the Delphos Public Library kept its April meeting brief, discussing the upcoming renewal levy and the library’s plans for National Library Week. Director Kelly Rist brought the board up to speed on the events planned for the week, which falls between April 14-20. “The theme is ‘Libraries are the heart of every community,’ so we’ve had different businesses from around town pick a day and come to the library to highlight whatever it is they offer,” Rist said. “On Monday, it’s Marco’s Pizza and they’ll be here with samples. Tuesday it’s Baked to Perfection, and then in the evening it’s Family Fun Night with Tyler Nygren, the magician. He’s 14 years old and he also does aluminum sculptures. Wednesday will be the Chik-NBoard President House and then Thursday will be Leila Osting The Point and we’ll also have a mother-daughter tea. We’re also starting something new that I’m really excited about, which we’re calling ‘Once Upon a Time - Inter-generational Reading.’ For six weeks on Thursdays, we’ll have a group of Vancrest’s assisted living residents come over here to meet up with different classes from St. John’s Elementary and the kids will read to them.” The library will also drop fines for the week and hand out free tote bags emblazoned with sponsors. As May 7 draws near, the library is stepping up its campaign to get voters to renew its 5-year, .6 mill operating levy, which produces a significant portion of the library’s annual budget and is crucial to its operation. The levy was first approved back in 1978. “With this election there won’t be a huge turnout but the more positive votes we get the better,” Board President Leila Osting said. “It’s very important that we get this to pass and one or two votes can make a difference. We should focus on reaching those people who are maybe a little hesitant to go out and vote.” The library’s levy campaign is being led by Jane Sadler and pamphlets are being distributed detailing the services the library provides to the community. Aside from books, the 10,308 registered borrowers of the Delphos Public Library enjoy the following services: Books on CD, compact discs, tax forms, genealogy, newspapers,
Miller named Warrior of Month
Information submitted FORT WAYNE, Ind. – As part Indiana Tech’s Warrior Pride program, each month the athletic department will name one male and one female athlete the Warrior of the Month. Athletes can earn recognition for their hard work on the field, excellence in the classroom, or being active in their community. The Warrior of the Month Award winners for the month of March are Josh Miller of the baseball team and Kendall Guthrie of the women’s lacrosse team. Josh, a 6-5 senior righthander from Delphos (Jefferson), helped the team get off to a great start posting a 5-0 record in five starts with a 1.22 ERA. He has thrown two complete game shutouts and opponents are hitting just .221 against him. Miller, an accounting major, was named the WHAC Pitcher of the Week on Mar. 18 for throwing a complete game shutout against Spring Arbor University in the 8-0 Tech win. He struck out six and came within two outs of a no-hitter. He is also a terrific student earning a spot on the Coach’s List last semester. PHAALS game canceled The Fort Jennings vs. Leipsic PHAALS baseball game set for today has been canceled. Mostly cloudy Friday with a 20 percent chance of showers. Cooler. Highs around 50. Lows in the mid 30s. See page 2.
The 2013 Delphos Canal Days Committee has announced a partial lineup for the weekend’s entertainment. The Reaganomics will take the stage Friday night. The Reaganomics are the midwest’s most exciting 80’s dance and party band based in Columbus. With the release of their latest CD, “Ten,” The Reaganomics have truly become the “must-see” act in the region.
“With this election there won’t be a huge turnout but the more positive votes we get the better. It’s very important that we get this to pass and one or two votes can make a difference. We should focus on reaching those people who are maybe a little hesitant to go out and vote.”
The Hipnotix will play Saturday night of the festival. The band is well known for its impeccable Journey, Foreigner and Pink Floyd medleys but will change it up with Steeley Dan or traditional blues. Sunday’s band is yet to be announced. (File photos)
NKorea delivers new round of war rhetoric
By JEAN H. LEE The Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea delivered a fresh round of rhetoric today with claims it had “powerful striking means” on standby for a missile launch, while Seoul and Washington speculated that the country is preparing to test a medium-range missile during upcoming national celebrations. On the streets of Pyongyang, meanwhile, North Koreans celebrated the anniversary of leader Kim Jong Un’s appointment to the country’s top party post — one in a slew of titles collected a year ago in the months after father Kim Jong Il’s death. In the capital of neighboring South Korea, the country’s point person on relations with the North, Unification Minister Ryoo Kihl-jae, urged Pyongyang to cool down, engage in dialogue and reverse its decision to suspend operations of a joint industrial park just north of their shared border. “We strongly urge North Korea not to exacerbate the crisis on the Korean peninsula,” Ryoo said. The Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland, a nonmilitary agency that deals with relations with South Korea, said its “striking means” have been “put on standby for a launch and the coordinates of targets put into the warheads.” It didn’t clarify further. The statement was the latest in a torrent of warlike threats seen outside Pyongyang as an effort to raise fears and pressure Seoul and Washington into changing their North Korea policy. Officials in Seoul and Washington say Pyongyang appears to be preparing to test-fire a medium-range missile designed to reach the U.S. territory of Guam in the Pacific Ocean. Such a launch would violate U.N. Security Council resolutions prohibiting North Korea from nuclear and ballistic missile activity, and mark a major escalation in Pyongyang’s standoff with neighboring nations and the U.S. North Korea already has been punished in recent months for launching a long-range rocket in December and conducting an underground nuclear test in February. Analysts do not believe North Korea will stage an attack similar to the one that started the Korean War in 1950. But there are concerns that the animosity could spark a skirmish that could escalate into a serious conflict. “North Korea has been, with its bellicose rhetoric, with its actions ... skating very close to a dangerous line,” U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in Washington on Wednesday. “Their actions and their words have not helped defuse a combustible situation.” The missile that officials believe Pyongyang is readying has been dubbed the “Musudan” by foreign experts after the northeastern village where North Korea has a launch pad. The missile has a range of 3,500 kilometers (2,180 miles) and is designed to reach U.S. military installments in Guam and Japan, experts say.
Artist John Talbot to lead interactive program at DAAG
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Talbot Information submitted Internationally known painter and collage artist Jonathan Talbot will present an interactive lecture entitled “Collage: Medium and Metaphor” at the Delphos Area Art Guild from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in the Second Floor Gallery of the Delphos Museum of Postal History. E-mail RSVP to info.daag@ gmail.com. Talbot is a leading artist in the collage field. His works have been shown at the National Academy and the Museum of Modern Art in
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New York, have represented the U.S. overseas in exhibits sponsored by the State Department and the Smithsonian Institution and are included in museum collections in the U.S. and Europe. Talbot is the developer of a new collage technique which eliminates wet adhesives during the collagemaking process. This technique, which is discussed in his book, “Collage: A New Approach,” allows greater spontaneity, more precise placement of materials and at the same time eliminates wrinkling and allows collages to be composed and then “glued down” without disassembly. “One does not have to be a painter or sculptor to be an artist,” said Talbot in a recent interview. “All of us are creative artists in many ways. More than any other visual art medium, collage is a metaphor for life… like life, collage offers a nearly infinite choice of materials and creative possibilities.” According to Shauna TurnerSmith of the Delphos Area Art Guild, Talbot’s program will include activities in which the audience will participate and a question-andanswer period as well. The artist will also be available to sign copies of his book.
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Celina policeman shoots and kills armed man
BY ED GEBERT DHI CORRESPONDENT CELINA — A St. Mary’s man is dead after being shot by a Celina Police officer around 1 p.m. on Wednesday. According to Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey, a person phoned 911 to report a man with a gun near East Livingston Street in southeastern Celina. He was described as shirtless, wearing shorts, flip-flops and a cowboy hat and was seen drawing a gun from his shorts, waving it around, then putting it back in his shorts. Celina Police caught up with the man at the intersection of Vine and Market streets in the parking lot of Lake Shore Motor Sales. At that point, shots were fired and the man, 39-year-old Robert Hensley, was hit. The officer, Patrolman Andy Regedanz, a 12-year veteran, was not injured. Regedanz immediately called for a Celina squad which transported Hensley to Mercer Health. Hensley died from his injuries at the
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Lima post investigates commercial rollover crash on US 30
The Lima Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a single vehicle commercial rollover crash which occurred at approximately 6 a.m. today on US 30 in the westbound lanes near mile post 4 in Allen County. James E. Anderson Jr. of Salineville was driving a commercial tractor trailer westbound on US 30 near Huffer Road when he drove
One Year Ago • Frank Wellmann of the Lima Kiwanis Club delivered trees to Delphos elementary schools Wednesday. Groups of students at Franklin, St. John’s and Landeck elementaries were gathered to help him unload. Every year, the trees are delivered to every first-and third-grade student in Allen County from a trust set up many years ago for the annual donation.
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25 Years Ago – 1988 • An Ottoville student and two Delphos students were winners in the district God, Flag and Country oratorical competition at Eagles lodge. Rick Altenburger of Ottoville was winner in the age 10-11 category, Laura Knippen in the 12-13 category and Tracey Illyes in the 14-15 age group. The three winners will advance to zone competition April 16 in Toledo. • St. John’s held its awards dinner for the boys basketball team Sunday evening. Senior forward Mike Williams was recognized for joining a select club of St. John’s players who have scored 1,000 points. He finished his high school career with 1,106 points. Williams was also recognized for having the highest freethrow percentage (77) among varsity players. • Ottoville took a doubleheader from Fort Recovery 5-1 and 10-3 Saturday at Fort Recovery. Brian Miller went the distance and picked up the win for Ottoville in the first game. Tony Langhals had a hit for three RBI. In the second game Dean Kuhlman went the distance for the win. 50 Years Ago – 1963 • Cub Scout 48 of Delphos held its annual Pinewood Derby Sunday evening in the Little Theater of St. John’s School. This is a fatherson effort. In this year’s event there were 25 racers entered. Danny German won
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High temperature Harry L. Dunlap Wednesday in Delphos was 78 degrees, low was 48. Rainfall Feb. 24, 1929 was recorded at 2.02 inches. April 9, 2013 High a year ago today was 50, low was 29. Record high for today is 90, set in 1930. Harry L. Dunlap, 84, of Record low is 21, set in 1940. Delphos died Tuesday at 4:44 WEATHER FORECAST p.m. at home with his loved off of the left side of the Rita’s Medical Center for ones. Tri-county road, lost control, overcor- minor injuries and precauHe was born Feb. 24, 1929, The Associated Press rected, overturned and slid tionary reasons. in Delphos to Harry L. and on its side to a stop. The Alcohol was not believed TONIGHT: Cloudy with Etta (Miller) Dunlap, who truck crossed both of the to be a factor in the crash. showers and chance of thun- preceded him in death. westbound lanes. Both occupants were wear- derstorms through midnight, On Feb. 24, 1954 in Albion, Westbound traffic on ing their seatbelts. then mostly cloudy with a Ind., he married Patricia Joan US 30 was rerouted onto The Lima Post was chance of showers after Dunlap. They were married Lincoln Highway while assisted by the Allen County Midnight. Lows in the lower for 48 years until she passed Beaverdam Fleet Service Sheriff ’s Department, 40s. North winds around 5 away on July 25, 2002. removed the vehicle. Delphos Fire and EMS, mph becoming West 5 to 15 Survivors include two The driver and his pas- Beaverdam Fleet Service mph after midnight. Chance daughters, Denise (Robert) senger, Loretta A. Anderson, and Allen County EMA of precipitation 90 percent. Kloeppel of Delphos and Kelly were transported to St. Office. FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy (Christopher) Cotton of Grove with a 20 percent chance City; a son, Jeffrey (Cheryl) ORRECTIONS of showers. Cooler. Highs Dunlap of Northwood; seven TODAY IN HISTORY around 50. Southwest winds grandchildren, Dionna (Cory) The Delphos Herald wants Noonan, Derek Daulbaugh, to correct published errors in 15 to 20 mph. the first place and Ricky By The Associated Press Whitney and Brittany Dunlap its news, sports and feature FRIDAY NIGHT: Mostly Wannemacher took second Today is Thursday, April and Emily, Alexander and articles. To inform the newscloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. place. The award for the best 11, the 101st day of 2013. Andrew Cotton; and two room of a mistake in published designed racer went to Ricky There are 264 days left in the West winds 15 to 20 mph. great-grandchildren, Zachary information, call the editorial EXTENDED FORECAST Heidenescher. year. and Alexa Noonan; his loving department at 419-695-0015. SATURDAY: Mostly Save up to $5.00 lb. • Court Delphos, No. Today’s Highlight in companion of ten years, Joan Corrections will be published cloudy in the morning then 707, Catholic Daughters of History: USDA Choice becoming partly cloudy. Rosendale; and a sister-in-law, on this page. America has announced the On April 11, 1913, Save up to $1.81 Marilyn (Stanley) Kaufman of winners in its 1963 poetry Postmaster General Albert S. Highs in the upper 40s. West Emmaus, Pa. contest, the awards being Burleson, during a meeting of winds 15 to 20 mph. He was preceded in death made by the Rev. Thomas President Woodrow Wilson’s SATURDAY NIGHT W. Kuhn, principal, during Cabinet, proposed gradually AND SUNDAY: Partly by his brother, Cyril (Marcile) RUEN, Frederick A. Cut Regular or Thick an assembly program this segregating whites and blacks cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Dunlap; and a sister-in-law, Ruen, 78, of Delphos, Mass Virginia Lisk-Rems. week. First place in Division who worked for the Railway selected varieties Highs in the lower 60s. of Christian Burial will begin Harry was a people per- at 11 a.m. on Saturday at St. 1 went to James Luersman, Mail Service, a policy which SUNDAY NIGHT: Partly grade five; first in Division II went into effect and spread to cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. son and worked as a sales- John the Evangelist Catholic went to Mary Cross, grade 9, other agencies. MONDAY: Mostly cloudy man for Delphos Chevrolet Church, the Rev. Mel Verhoff and first in Division went to On this date: with a 20 percent chance of and Raabe Ford in his earlier officiating. Burial will follow Sharon Haunhorst, grade 10. In 1689, William III and showers. Highs in the upper years. Later he worked for St. in Resurrection Cemetery, • Four students from Mary II were crowned as joint 60s. John’s Schools and Jefferson where the Delphos Veterans Jefferson and St. John’s sovereigns of Britain. Middle School as a custodian Council will conduct military high schools were the speakand really found joy working graveside rites. Visitation will ers for the Rotary meetl with all the kids. be from 5-8 p.m. on today ing Wednesday noon at 24 oz. Harry was a loving father, and from 2-4 p.m. Product the Uni and of 6-8 NuMaude’s. All four had grandfather and great-grand- p.m. on Friday at Strayer attended the World Affairs father who was very proud of Funeral Home, 1840 E. Fifth Institute at In Cincinnati last the Deli Save up to $3.00 lb. his family. He was the heart of St., Delphos. The Knights Friday and Saturday. Telling Kretschmar $7.96 on 4 the family and always brought of Columbus Save of their experiences were Jack will pray a a smile to everyone who knew Rosary at 7 p.m. All Varieties At 2:02 a.m. on Wednesday,Virginia Brand Wiechart, Bill Doyle, Joyce on today. him. He was a true gentle- A Parish Wake Service will Delphos Police were called to Lindeman and Gale Miller. At 6:15 p.m. on Monday, man and always put family be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday. a business in the 700 block of West Clime Street in reference Delphos Police were called first. He was hard-working, Memorial contributions may 75 Years Ago – 1938 to the 200 block of Holland fun-loving and was known to • Over 300 representa- to a dispute at that location. be made to the Delphos Canal be a little ornery from time to Commission, St. John’s Parish Upon officers’ arrival, they A v e n u e tives of Eagles Aeries in the in refertime. He also loved the Ohio Foundation or the charity of the 17th District were in Delphos c a m e ence to a Sunday afternoon in atten- into conState Buckeyes and especially donor’s choice. Condolences domestic dance at a district initiation. tact with “The Best Damn Band In The may be expressed at www. violence The initiation was held fol- D e n n i s Land.” siferd-oriansfuneralhome. complaint lowing a street parade. The K i n 95% He was very active in his com Funeral arrangements are g , Fat Free, No MSG, Filler or Gluten at a resiclass was initiated in honor 55, children’s lives and the com- under the direction of Siferdof dence in of the veteran members of Delphos, munity. He was a past presilb. Limit 4 -Orians Additionals 2/$5 Home. 12 pk. Funeral the Delphos Aerie. There are at which that area. dent of the Jefferson Band 77 members of the local aerie t i m e Upon Boosters and PTO and past FISHER, Donelda that have been members of it officers’ president of the Delphos “Donnie” M. Fisher was Save $1.80 on 3 Saveaup to $2.00 lb. 82, of the organization for a period rrival, Smith Jaycees. found that Lima, funeral services are of 20 years or more. they locatHarry served as a Staff King • Walter Laufer, members King was ed the subjects involved and Sergeant in the United scheduled to begin at 10:30 i n t o x i of the State Conservation witness in the matter. Officers States Army from 1950-52 a.m. Friday at Schlosser Department, will be the c a t e d . Funeral Home & Cremation found enough probable cause speaker at the regular weekly Upon speaking with King, to arrest Paige Smith, 20, and served in the Air Force Services, Wapakoneta, with Kiwanis meting to be held he became disorderly in his of Delphos on the charge of National Guard. He was a Pastor Ed Rinehart officiating. member of St. Peter Lutheran Burial will follow at Memorial Tuesday evening at the actions and was advised by Beckman Hotel. The Kiwanis officers to stop, after further domestic violence on a family Church, the Fraternal Order Park Cemetery, Lima. Friends of Eagles and Elks Lodge 54. may call from 2-4 and 6-8 Club is extending an invita- disorderly actions King was or household member. Smith was transported to Services will begin at 11 p.m. today at the funeral tion to all Delphos sportsmen arrested by officers on the to attend the meeting. charge of persistent disorderly the Allen County Jail and will a.m. on Saturday, with viewing home. Memorial contribuappear in Lima Municipal on 1 hour prior to the service at • Jefferson students took conduct by intoxication. In the Deli tions may be directed to the top honors in the general St. Peter Lutheran Church, the American Heart Association King was transported to the the charge. scholarship contest which is Van Wert County Jail and will Limit 3 Additionals $1.29 lb. Rev. Angela Khabeb officiat- or the Angels for Animals 211 held annually in Van Wert appear in Van Wert Municipal ing. Burial will be in Walnut S. Greenlawn Ave. Elida OH County. Six students from Court on the charge. Grove Cemetery with military 45807. Condolences may be Jefferson who competed were grave rites by Ottoville VFW expressed at www.schlosserRichard Newton, Mary Alice up to $1.00 American andSave Fort Jennings funeralhome.com Fethers, Ronald Ridenour, Legion posts. Peter Etzkorn and Luke Visitation will be from 2-8 At 4:54 p.m. on Tuesday, Rahrig. Of the 73 students Corn $6.64 p.m. on Friday at Harter and Delphos Police were called who took the tests, Richard Wheat $6.72 Schier Funeral Home. Newton received the highest to the 400 block of Grant CLEVELAND (AP) — Soybeans $14.04 Memorial contributions score. Street in reference to a theft These Ohio lotteries were may be made to St. Peter complaint at a residence in drawn Wednesday: Lutheran Church. that area. 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hospital. Celina Police requested the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office to take over the investigation. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is also involved in the case. According to Grey, further details will not be made public until all the investigative work has been wrapped up. “Nothing else will be released as he integrity of the investigation needs to be preserved,” Grey stated. “As soon as the investigation is completed, results will be released.”
Elvin A.J. “Dick” Patton, 90, of Delphos, died on Wednesday morning at the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Strayer Funeral Home of Delphos.
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The following individuals appeared Wednesday before Judge Charles Steele in Van Wert County Court of Common Pleas: Arraignments Megan Fischbach, 22, Delphos, was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, a felony of the fifth degree. She entered a plea of not guilty. She was released on a surety bond and a pretrial was scheduled for Wednesday. Ruth Ann Napier Caldwell, 21, Van Wert, was arraigned on a charge of illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto the grounds of a specified government facility, a felony of the third degree. She entered a plea of not guilty. She was released on a surety bond and a pretrial was scheduled for Wednesday. She also appeared for a probation violation for having a positive drug test. She admitted the violation and was re-sentenced to three years community control under the same conditions as before plus 137 days in jail. A nine-months prison term was deferred pending completion of community control. Tyler Kast, 20, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to a charge of complicity to illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto the grounds of a specified government facility, a felony three offense. His case was set for pretrial on April 24. Zach Young, 26, Van Wert, was arraigned on a charge of possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. He entered a plea of not guilty. He was released on a surety bond and a pretrial was scheduled for Wednesday. Amber Wollet, 32, Ohio City, was arraigned on a charge of aggravated possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. She entered a plea of not guilty and was released on a surety bond and a pretrial was scheduled for Wednesday. Jacqueline Davis, 21, Delphos, was arraigned on a charge of possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. She was released on a surety bond and a pretrial was scheduled for April 24. Pamela Collins, 44, Van Wert, was arraigned on a charge of Assault, a misdemeanor of the first degree. She entered a plea of not guilty. She was released on a surety bond and a pretrial was scheduled for April 24. Tracy Hartman, 38, Van Wert, was arraigned on a charge of child endangering, a felony of the second degree. He entered a plea of not guilty and was released on a surety bond with an order to have no contact with the alleged victim in the case. Matter was set for a pretrial on April 24. Andrew Thomas, 31, Ohio City, entered a not guilty plea to a charge of breaking and entering, a felony of the fifth degree. He was released on a surety bond and a pretrial was scheduled for April 24. Violations Nicholas Wheeler, 27, Ohio City, appeared for a probation violation for being terminated from the WORTH Center. He denied the violation and a hearing will be set. Robert Stoller, 30, Van Wert, appeared for a violation of his Treatment in Lieu of Conviction plan. He admitted the violation. The court ordered a presentence investigation and will set sentencing at a later date. CHANGES OF PLEAS April Franklin, 31, Bryan, changed her plea to guilty to trafficking in counterfeit controlled substances, a felony of the fifth degree. She then requested and was granted Treatment in Lieu of Conviction. Her case was stayed pending completion of the counseling. Kip Hartman, 50, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to two counts of trafficking drugs, each a felony of the fifth degree. He then requested and was granted Treatment in Lieu of Conviction. His case was stayed pending completion of the counseling. Dustin Hasch, 24 Paulding, entered a plea of guilty to nonsupport of dependents, a felony of the fifth degree. He then requested and was granted admission to the Prosecutor’s Office diversion program. His case was stayed pending completion of the program Sentencings Kenneth Myers III, 21, Van Wert was sentenced on a charge of theft, a felony of the fifth degree. He received three years Community Control, up to 6 months at WORTH Center, additional 30 days jail, 100 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, two years intensive probation, ordered to pay restitution to Van Wert Federal Bank of $1,555, court costs and partial appointed attorney fees. A nine-months prison term was deferred pending successful completion of Community Control. He was ordered held in jail until transferred to the WORTH Center. Jeremy Kent, 29, Delphos, was sentenced on a charge of assault, a misdemeanor of the first degree. His sentence was one year community control, 30 days jail, 50 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, ordered to pay court costs and restitution to the victim in the amount of $400 by May 15. A 180-day jail term and $1,000 fine are deferred pending completion of Community Control. E - The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I know that some of us are genetically predisposed to get cancer, but what are some ways we can avoid known environmental triggers for it? — B. Northrup, Westport, MA Cancer remains the scourge of the American health care system, given that four out of every 10 of us will be diagnosed with one form or another during out lifetime. Some of us are genetically predisposed toward certain types of cancers, but there is much we can do to avoid exposure to carcinogens in our environment. According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit working to protect public health and the environment, a key first step in warding off cancer is lifestyle change— “stopping smoking, reducing drinking, losing weight, exercising and eating right.” The American Cancer Society reports that smoking and poor nutrition each account for about one-third of the 575,000 U.S. cancer deaths each year. 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COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio’s attorney general says two Columbus men agreed to stop what he says were illegal charitable solicitations for a veterans group. Attorney General Mike DeWine said Wednesday the agreement prohibits the men from serving with charitable organizations in Ohio and from conducting or participating in charitable solicitations for organizations in the state. DeWine says the nonprofit Just 4 Vets hired one of the men to raise money for the group that helps veterans and their families. That fundraiser was assisted by the second man and others they recruited. DeWine says Just 4 Vets never received any money collected in donations solicited in front of various stores at least 12 times since November. The men could face financial penalties if they don’t comply with the agreement.
Smoking and poor nutrition together account for twothirds of U.S. cancer deaths each year, but the President’s Cancer Panel reported in 2010 that environmental toxins play a significant and under-recognized role in many cancers, causing “grievous harm” to untold numbers of Americans. (iStock photo) or pitchers can reduce contaminants, while more costly reverse osmosis filters can filter out arsenic or chromium. The foods we choose also play a role in whether or not we get cancer. Eating lots of fruits and vegetables is healthy, but not if they are laden with pesticides. Going organic when possible is the best way to reduce pesticide exposure. And when organic foods aren’t available, stick with produce least likely to contain pesticides (check out EWG’s “Clean 15” list of conventional crops containing little if any pesticide residue). EWG also suggests cutting down on high-fat meats and dairy products: “Longlasting cancer-causing pollutants like dioxins and PCBs accumulate in the food chain and concentrate in animal fat.” Eliminating stain- and grease-proofing chemicals (Teflon, Scotchgard, etc.) is another way to cut cancer risks. “To avoid them,” says EWG, “skip greasy packaged foods and say no to optional stain treatments in the home.” And steer clear of BPA, a synthetic estrogen found in some plastic water bottles, canned
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AKRON (AP) — A new association is lobbying for better benefits and bargaining rights for part-time faculty at Ohio’s public universities. The Ohio Part-Time Faculty Association also wants to boost pay for these adjunct professors, who make up about two-thirds of the state’s public university faculty. The Akron Beacon Journal reported today that Youngstown State University has the most part-time faculty, while the University of Akron has more than 1,000 part-time professors. Yvonne Bruce, a member of the part-time faculty association and a senior lecture in English at the University of Akron, tells the paper that many administrators don’t understand the burden that part-time faculty face. The association supports proposed legislation in the General Assembly that would allow part-time faculty and graduate students the right to collective bargaining.
infant formula and canned foods. “To avoid it, eat fewer canned foods, breast feed your baby or use powdered formula, and choose water bottles free of BPA,” reports EWG. Personal care products and cosmetics can also contain carcinogens. EWG’s “Skin Deep” cosmetics database flags particularly worrisome products and greenlights others that are healthy. Another cancer prevention tip is to seal wooden outdoor decks and playsets—those made before 2005 likely contain lumber “pressuretreated” with carcinogenic arsenic in order to stave off insect infestations. Of course, avoiding too much sun exposure—and wearing high-SPF sunscreen—when using those decks and playsets is another important way to hedge one’s bets against cancer. EarthTalk® is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E - The Environmental Magazine (www.emagazine.com). Send questions to: earthtalk@ emagazine.com. Subscribe: www.emagazine.com/subscribe. Free Trial Issue: www.emagazine.com/trial.
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COLUMBUS (AP) — Columbus police have arrested an attorney on a sex charge after a woman reported she was fondled during a meeting at the attorney’s office. Police say the incident happened at the office of defense attorney Javier Armengau on the afternoon of April 4. A police report says that Armengau, arrested Wednesday on charges of gross sexual imposition and public indecency, is accused of forcibly fondling a woman and exposing himself. Detective James Ashenhurst told the Columbus Dispatch today the woman was meeting with Armengau about a murder charge against her son, whom Armengau is representing. Phone and email messages were left with Armengau Thursday seeking comment. The Columbus police sexual assault and vice units and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit conducted the investigation.
Service to meet significant cost reduction goals without changing its delivery schedule — any rational analysis of our current financial condition and business options leads to this conclusion,” the board statement said. An independent agency, the service gets no tax dollars for its day-to-day operations but is subject to congressional control. It lost nearly $16 billion last year — $11.1 billion of that due to a 2006 law Congress passed forcing it to pay into future retiree health benefits, something no other agency does. “Given these extreme circumstances and the worsening financial condition of the Postal Service, the board has directed management to seek a reopening of negotiations with the postal unions and consultations with management associations to lower total workforce costs, and to take administrative actions
necessary to reduce costs,” according to the statement. It offered no giving further details. It said the board also asked management to look at further options to raise revenues, including a rate increase. Fredric Rolando, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers, called the idea of renegotiating labor contracts “insulting and unnecessary,” saying that suggestion “is yet another sign that the Postal Service needs new executive leadership.” He said Saturday delivery is critical to the Postal Service’s future. “Losing this competitive advantage would not only reduce mail volume and revenue sending the USPS on a death spiral - but also would disproportionately affect small businesses, the elderly, rural communities, the onehalf of the public that pays bills by mail and the many millions who lack access to reliable Internet service. And it would cost tens of thousands of jobs,” Rolando said in a statement.
(Continued from page 1) puppets, DVD’s, eBooks, ILL services, notary service, lamination, internet access/wireless access, fax services, downloadable video and audio, large print materials and videolupe, meeting room access, ABLE/GED classes, carousel slide projector, 16mm slide projector and screen, adult programming, pre-school story time, toddler time, Summer Reading Program, voter registration, microfilm printer/readers and summer computer lab. If the levy is renewed, the funds generated will be used for the general operation of the library. In other news, Rist announced the library is seeking a new logo. “I’d love to see the library have a different logo than just the generic logo you see at every library, with the open book and a person’s head bent over it,” Rist said. “So a while back we contacted both Jefferson and St. John’s to have their art students work on designs for a new logo. We’re excited to pick one. There are some very talented kids at our schools.”
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The Delphos FFA Ag-Mechanics team recently traveled to Wapak High School where they placed 5th out of 14 teams. The Delphos FFA team consists of Jason Wittler, left, Brock Bonifas and Ryan Baldauf. The team had to use various skills like arc welding, acetylene welding, valve grinding, and many more skills. They also had to identify a variety of tools, fasteners, seals, and bearings, wire electrical circuits, and cut and solder tubing. They also identified parts of an engine, and measured valve clearance.
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The District 4 Outdoor Power Equipment Career Development event was held recently at Riverdale High School. During this Career Development Event, students complete a series of stations in order to prove their knowledge and skill in terms of small gas engines. Some of the practicums that must be completed include: measuring, tool and part identification, taking a test, trouble shooting gas engines, fuels and lubricants, a team station, and a computer parts search station. All work must be completed in a 10 minute amount of time. This year’s Small Gas Engine team consists of Jason Wittler, left, Ryan Baldauf and Brock Bonifas. The team placed 12th in the district. (Submitted photos)
In an effort to prepare for the State Wildlife Contest, the Delphos FFA Wildlife team competed in the Mercer County Invitational held in Celina. The team placed 4th out of 38 teams. The Wildlife Management contest assesses a student’s knowledge in the areas of fish and wildlife management, as well as, provides recognition to those who have demonstrated skills and competencies as a result of natural resources instruction. The students have to identify mammals, gamebirds, fish, food and cover, equipment, interpret topographical maps, determine the age and sex of species, pond management and take a 50 question written test. Delphos FFA Wildlife Team members are, front from left, Aysa Hamilton, Rileigh Tippie, Riley Claypool, David Leathers and Austin Lucas; and back, Tatiana Olmeda, Veronica Vulgamott, Wes Roby and Jesse Ditto. Missing from photo Jordan Barclay.
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Delphos FFA members recently participated in public speaking career development events. Karen Cline, left, competed in the beginning prepared contest placing second at the subdistrict level and 4th at the district level, Jordan Barclay participated and placed first in prepared public speaking at the subdistrict level and 4th at districts. Sophia Wilson competed in the creed speaking contest and placed 3rd overall.
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BY JAMES J. HOORMAN Assistant Professor OSU-Extension Educator fertilizer N source. Nitrogen timing options usually include fall applications, spring preplant applications, sidedress or delayed applications made after planting, and split or multiple treatments. Fall N applications are usually less effective than spring applications. In general, fallapplied N is 10 to 15 percent less effective than N applied in the spring. Higher N application rates should not be used in the fall to try to make up for potential N losses. Use of a nitrification inhibitor with fall-applied N can improve the effectiveness of these treatments. Most studies show, however, that spring-applied N is more effective than inhibitor-treated fall N when conditions favoring N loss from fall applications develop. Inhibitortreated anhydrous ammonia was superior to anhydrous ammonia when applied in the fall, but not when applied in the spring. Spring-applied anhydrous ammonia, however, was on the average better than the fall inhibitor-treated ammonia. To increase the effectiveness of fall-applied N with an inhibitor, delay the application until soil temperatures are below 50 degrees F. Benefits from delayed or sidedress N applications are most likely where there is a high risk of N loss between planting and crop N use. Preplant N losses occur from sandy soils through leaching
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President Diana Wehri opened the business meeting of Beta Eta Chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International at the Ottawa Presbyterian Church on April 6. The treasurer’s report was given. Legislative Advocate Nancy Fortman had information available about websites for new teachers. Personal Growth and Services Chair Karen Steffan and her committee presented options to the membership for a social day during the summer. The group decided to attend the Allen County Museum in Lima. Under new business, the telephone/e-mail chain will be adjusted. Cards will be sent to some of the members who were not able to attend. An initiation ceremony was conducted for new member Jenny von der Embse. A 50/50 raffle was held with half of the proceeds going to the Putnam County District Library. Members who won include third-place winner Kathe Roof, second-place winner Pat Kaple and first-place winner Judy Newell. Door prize winners include Pat Kaple, Anne Hemker, Judy Ruen, Marilyn Thomas, Judy Newell, and Karen Steffan. Karen Steffan shared meditations about brotherhood and spring and the group sang about blessings. Members made bracelets under the direction of Charlotte Ellis and Carol Schortgen. Each lady was able to assemble a crystal and red and silver beaded bracelet. The group then enjoyed a delicious meal prepared by the ladies of the Presbyterian Church. Members from Putnam County attending the meeting include Marcia Barnhart,
Beta Eta welcomes new member
Linda Basinger, Lois Baxter, Deb Company, Helen Devitt, Charlotte Ellis, Catherine Heitz, Anne Hemker, Mary Lou Hoffman, Pat Kaple, Janis Lentz, Judy Newell, Karen Okuley, Mary Recker, Marsha Reth, Mary Lou Rieman,
Initiation into The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International was held April 6 at the Ottawa Presbyterian Church. Shown are initiate Jenny von der Embse, left, sponsor Judy Ruen, Membership Chair Nancy Lightner, Beta Eta Chapter President Diana Wehri, Connie Zahrich and Mary Collins. (Submitted photo)
Kathe Roof, Judy Ruen, Carol Schortgen, Karen Steffan, Marilyn Thomas, Jenny von der Embse and Diana Wehri. The next Beta Eta meeting will be held on May 3 at the Twin Oaks Church in Oakwood.
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The Associated Press National League East Division W L Atlanta 8 1 Washington 6 2 New York 5 4 Philadelphia 4 5 Miami 1 8 Central Division W L Cincinnati 5 4 St. Louis 5 4 Chicago 3 5 Pittsburgh 3 6 Milwaukee 2 6 West Division W L Arizona 6 3 San Francisco 6 3 Los Angeles 5 3 Colorado 5 4 San Diego 2 6
Pct GB .889 — .750 1 1/2 .556 3 .444 4 .111 7 Pct GB .556 — .556 — .375 1 1/2 .333 2 .250 2 1/2 Pct GB .667 — .667 — .625 1/2 .556 1 .250 3 1/2
——— Wednesday’s Results St. Louis 10, Cincinnati 0 Arizona 10, Pittsburgh 2 San Francisco 10, Colorado 0 Washington 5, Chicago White Sox 2 Philadelphia 7, N.Y. Mets 3 Atlanta 8, Miami 0 Milwaukee at Chicago, ppd., rain L.A. Dodgers 4, San Diego 3 Today’s Games San Francisco (Vogelsong 0-1) at Chicago Cubs (Feldman 0-1), 2:20 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Axelrod 0-0) at Washington (Haren 0-1), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 1-0) at San Diego (Marquis 0-1), 10:10 p.m. Friday’s Games San Francisco (M.Cain 0-1) at Chicago Cubs (Villanueva 0-0), 2:20 p.m. Atlanta (Teheran 0-0) at Washington (Detwiler 0-0), 7:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Leake 0-0) at Pittsburgh (A.Burnett 0-2), 7:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Lannan 0-0) at Miami (Nolasco 0-1), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Niese 1-0) at Minnesota (Worley 0-1), 8:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Lohse 0-0) at St. Louis (S.Miller 1-0), 8:15 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 2-0) at Arizona (Corbin 1-0), 9:40 p.m. Colorado (Garland 1-0) at San Diego (T.Ross 0-1), 10:10 p.m. ------
American League East Division W L Pct GB Boston 5 3 .625 — Baltimore 4 4 .500 1 New York 4 4 .500 1 Tampa Bay 4 5 .444 1 1/2 Toronto 3 5 .375 2 Central Division W L Pct GB Kansas City 6 3 .667 — Chicago 4 4 .500 1 1/2 Detroit 4 4 .500 1 1/2 Minnesota 4 5 .444 2 Cleveland 3 5 .375 2 1/2 West Division W L Pct GB Oakland 7 2 .778 — Texas 6 3 .667 1 Seattle 4 6 .400 3 1/2 Houston 3 6 .333 4 Los Angeles 2 6 .250 4 1/2 ——— Wednesday’s Results Toronto 8, Detroit 6 Tampa Bay 2, Texas 0 Washington 5, Chicago White Sox 2 N.Y. Yankees at Cleveland, ppd., rain Baltimore 8, Boston 5 Kansas City 3, Minnesota 0 Oakland 11, L.A. Angels 5 Houston 8, Seattle 3 Today’s Games Toronto (Jo.Johnson 0-0) at Detroit (Fister 1-0), 1:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Axelrod 0-0) at Washington (Haren 0-1), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 0-1) at Cleveland (McAllister 0-1), 7:05 p.m. Baltimore (Tillman 0-0) at Boston (Aceves 0-0), 7:10 p.m. Oakland (Griffin 1-0) at L.A. Angels (Vargas 0-0), 10:05 p.m. Texas (Grimm 0-0) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 1-1), 10:10 p.m. Friday’s Games Baltimore (Mig.Gonzalez 1-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 1-1), 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Quintana 0-0) at Cleveland (Masterson 2-0), 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Cobb 1-0) at Boston (Doubront 0-0), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Niese 1-0) at Minnesota (Worley 0-1), 8:10 p.m. Toronto (Happ 1-0) at Kansas City (Mendoza 0-0), 8:10 p.m. Detroit (Scherzer 1-0) at Oakland (Colon 1-0), 10:05 p.m. Houston (B.Norris 1-1) at L.A. Angels (Hanson 1-0), 10:05 p.m. Texas (Darvish 2-0) at Seattle (Iwakuma 1-0), 10:10 p.m.
Von Sossan hangs up the whistle
1998-2008; we were in the regional four times and won State in that span. “It’s all about the kids; you could tell FORT JENNINGS — John Von the ones that really put a lot of time in Sossan has coached a lot of the game, the gym rats. You years in various positions in need those kinds of kids to have the Fort Jennings boys basketsuccess, especially considering ball program, being the head how small we are. Everybody coach from 1986 to 2013. goes through ups and downs He decided that the 2012and that is more true for smaller 13 season was his last. schools. Having those kinds “It was no specific reason. of kids is getting harder each It was just a bunch of things year because they have so much that added up,” the 52-year going on.” veteran of the sidelines noted. Von Sossan will stay busy in “I’ve been talking about it his “retirement.” for the last 3-4 years. I talked “I have plenty to do in my Von Sossan to the superintendent and he business and I wouldn’t be surmore or less told me it was up to me if prised if I end up still helping out in basI wanted to come back. I still enjoy the ketball — if they ask me; I’m not one to practices — when I take that left into sit around in the rocking chair and watch the parking lot every day, I never regret life go by. Some maybe even think I it — the game situations and especially should have done this 50-plus years ago!” the kids. That’s what it’s all about; it he quipped. was never about me or the time I put in. Athletic Director Todd Hoehn worked I always tried to focus on us as a team; closely with the coach for a number of I tried to take the ‘I’ out of the game. I seasons. think we need more of that in our society “He told me Monday that he was these days.” retiring. Obviously, he will be tough to Von Sossan won with a simple game replace; that is true of anyone who has plan. been here for 52 years,” Hoehn said. “He “I tried to make it fun for the kids coached in the system all those years, and play the style they most liked,” he even before becoming head coach. He’s explained. “I never really had a goal coached more years than I’ve been alive. every season of winning a State title but He was available to the kids all year long we won a lot of games, especially from and did so much for this program on and By JIM METCALFE firstname.lastname@example.org
Heat wrap up home court throughout playoffs
The Associated Press MIAMI — All the Miami Heat did was set a franchise single-season record for wins with four games left to play, clinch the top overall spot in the NBA and secure homecourt advantage for the entirety of the playoffs. No big deal. No wild celebration was merited. No celebration at all, really. Just business as usual for the Heat, whose lone goal isn’t being the best team in April — but rather, being the best team in June. Miami wrapped up the No. 1 overall seed with a 10398 win in Washington on Wednesday, a game where the Heat played without LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Udonis Haslem, all sidelined by minor injuries or illness. “We’ve had an amazing year,” Heat forward Shane Battier told reporters in Washington. “We’ve set a lot of records and we’ve had a lot of story lines the whole year. Hopefully, our best story line is still ahead of us. That’s what we’re saving the highfives for.” It was Miami’s 62nd win, one more than the Heat club of 1996-97 managed. And now what has seemed inevitable for the last couple weeks — Miami finishing the regular season atop the league — has become reality. “We don’t set out to have milestones,” said James, the reigning NBA MVP and a favorite to win that award for a fourth time this season. “We only set out to get better each and every day and try to win a championship.” Having that No. 1 seed might sound good but guarantees nothing. In the most recent nine seasons, the only team to finish the year with the best regular-season record and even make the NBA Finals was the 2007-08 Boston Celtics, who won that season’s title. Wrapping everything up now means that the final four games, all of which could have been oh-so-intriguing for the Heat, now basically don’t mean very much, at least from the Miami perspective. Of course, neither did the 27-game winning streak, the second-longest stretch in league history. Most inhabitants of the Miami locker room See NBA, page 7
The Associated Press NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING—CCrawford, Los Angeles, .464; Segura, Milwaukee, .458; Carpenter, St. Louis, .400; Harper, Washington, .394; AdGonzalez, Los Angeles, .393; Aoki, Milwaukee, .389; Cuddyer, Colorado, .387. RUNS—Carpenter, St. Louis, 11; Choo, Cincinnati, 10; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 10; Prado, Arizona, 10; CGonzalez, Colorado, 9; Jay, St. Louis, 9; JUpton, Atlanta, 9. RBI—Buck, New York, 15; Frazier, Cincinnati, 10; JUpton, Atlanta, 9; Utley, Philadelphia, 9; Beltran, St. Louis, 8; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 8; Phillips, Cincinnati, 8; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 8. HITS—Aoki, Milwaukee, 14; Carpenter, St. Louis, 14; GParra, Arizona, 14; Choo, Cincinnati, 13; CCrawford, Los Angeles, 13; Harper, Washington, 13; Pagan, San Francisco, 13. DOUBLES — Carpenter, St. Louis, 5; GParra, Arizona, 5; Rollins, Philadelphia, 5; Bruce, Cincinnati, 4; Desmond, Washington, 4; Espinosa, Washington, 4; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 4; Phillips, Cincinnati, 4. TRIPLES—18 tied at 1. HOME RUNS—JUpton, Atlanta, 6; Buck, New York, 5; Fowler, Colorado, 4; Harper, Washington, 4; 9 tied at 3. STOLEN BASES—McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 4; Revere, Philadelphia, 4; Rollins, Philadelphia, 3; BUpton, Atlanta, 3; Utley, Philadelphia, 3; DWright, New York, 3; 7 tied at 2. PITCHING—Zito, San Francisco, 2-0; Zimmermann, Washington, 2-0; Stammen, Washington, 2-0; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 2-0; Harvey, New York, 2-0; Minor, Atlanta, 2-0; Lee, Philadelphia, 2-0; Miley, Arizona, 2-0; Maholm, Atlanta, 2-0; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 2-0. STRIKEOUTS—Samardzija, Chicago, 22; Harvey, New York, 19; ABurnett, Pittsburgh, 19; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 16; Cueto, Cincinnati, 15; Cahill, Arizona, 14; JGarcia, St. Louis, 14; Estrada, Milwaukee, 14; Lee, Philadelphia, 14. SAVES—Romo, San Francisco, 5; Kimbrel, Atlanta, 4; RSoriano, Washington, 4; RBetancourt, Colorado, 3; Grilli, Pittsburgh, 3; League, Los Angeles, 3; Fujikawa, Chicago, 2; Chapman, Cincinnati, 2.
AMERICAN LEAGUE B A T T I N G — C S a n t a n a , Cleveland, .500; Berkman, Texas, .480; AJones, Baltimore, .471; Rios, Chicago, .419; Lowrie, Oakland, .412; Reyes, Toronto, .406; Moss, Oakland, .400. RUNS — Crisp, Oakland, 13; AJones, Baltimore, 11; AJackson, Detroit, 10; Lowrie, Oakland, 10; MiCabrera, Detroit, 9; Gordon, Kansas City, 9; Cano, New York, 8; Jennings, Tampa Bay, 8. RBI—CDavis, Baltimore, 18; Butler, Kansas City, 11; MiCabrera, Detroit, 10; Fielder, Detroit, 10; Moss, Oakland, 10; Morse, Seattle, 9; Zobrist, Tampa Bay, 9. HITS—AJones, Baltimore, 16; TorHunter, Detroit, 15; Gordon, Kansas City, 14; Lowrie, Oakland, 14; Altuve, Houston, 13; MiCabrera, Detroit, 13; Crisp, Oakland, 13; Reyes, Toronto, 13; Rios, Chicago, 13; CSantana, Cleveland, 13. DOUBLES—Crisp, Oakland, 5; Jennings, Tampa Bay, 5; Arencibia, Toronto, 4; Berkman, Texas, 4; AJones, Baltimore, 4; Lowrie, Oakland, 4; CSantana, Cleveland, 4; SSmith, Oakland, 4; Trumbo, Los Angeles, 4; Youkilis, New York, 4. TRIPLES—Andrus, Texas, 2; Ellsbury, Boston, 2; Gordon, Kansas City, 2; Maxwell, Houston, 2. HOME RUNS—Morse, Seattle, 6; CDavis, Baltimore, 5; Crisp, Oakland, 4; Middlebrooks, Boston, 4; MarReynolds, Cleveland, 4; Rios, Chicago, 4; 8 tied at 3. STOLEN BASES—Ellsbury, Boston, 4; Reyes, Toronto, 4; AEscobar, Kansas City, 3; Gentry, Texas, 3; Jennings, Tampa Bay, 3; Reddick, Oakland, 3; Rios, Chicago, 3; MSaunders, Seattle, 3. PITCHING—Ogando, Texas, 2-0; Masterson, Cleveland, 2-0; Lester, Boston, 2-0; Guthrie, Kansas City, 2-0; Pettitte, New York, 2-0; Buchholz, Boston, 2-0; Darvish, Texas, 2-0; MMoore, Tampa Bay, 2-0; Milone, Oakland, 2-0. S T R I K E O U T S — D a r v i s h , Texas, 20; Anderson, Oakland, 16; ESantana, Kansas City, 15; Dempster, Boston, 15; Shields, Kansas City, 14; Sale, Chicago, 14; 5 tied at 13. SAVES—Hanrahan, Boston, 3; Wilhelmsen, Seattle, 3; JiJohnson, Baltimore, 3; Reed, Chicago, 3; Janssen, Toronto, 2; Perkins, Minnesota, 2; Nathan, Texas, 2; GHolland, Kansas City, 2; KHerrera, Kansas City, 2.
Jarrett, Bruton Smith headline new Hall nominees
By JENNA FRYER The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR champion Dale Jarrett headlined the 25 nominees announced Wednesday for next year’s Hall of Fame class — a list that finally includes track magnate Bruton Smith. Only five nominees are new to the list, with the other 20 carrying over from last year. Joining Jarrett and Smith as new nominees were engine-builder Maurice Petty, 5-time NASCAR weekly series national champion Larry Phillips and 1960 NASCAR champion Rex White. Five people will be selected for induction into the fifth Hall of Fame class in May 22 voting by a 54-member panel. The panel will finally get to consider Smith, who many believed had been snubbed by not being among the nominees the last four years. He said Wednesday night from Texas Motor Speedway he never felt snubbed by not being a nominee. “It did not bother me but I got it from all kinds of people constantly, but I can honestly say it didn’t bother me,” Smith told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. “Naturally, I am honored that all of a sudden I’ve been nominated and I am a candidate and all the people around me are telling me how wonderful it is, so it’s wonderful.” Smith promoted his first race at 18 years old and later ran the National Stock Car Racing Association, which was seen as an early competitor to NASCAR. He built Charlotte Motor Speedway, the anchor property in a portfolio that now includes eight tracks hosting 12 Sprint Cup races, the All-Star race and several high-profile motorsports activities.
Men’s college basketball needed a game like Monday night to end the season. With all the seemingly endless things, all negative, going on in the college world — such as the brouhaha over Rutgers head coach Mike Rice and his staff and the “stuff” going on at Auburn — we needed a great game like that to decide the men’s title. It was rather enjoyable to watch. Some say it wasn’t a “great” game — define “great” for me! — but it was a fun game, the way it should be to decide who is the best: two guys from either side — Luke Hancock from Louisville and Spike Albrecht from Michigan — going crazy and having once-in-a-lifetime games (consider the moment!) and at the same time, two superstars coming up clutch in the clutch; a crowd that sounded extremely energized and very loud; two teams playing with nothing to lose and going for it. An aside here. I read a few articles and watched a few programs over the Mike Rice firing and it seemed as if the ones defending him were the players, the ones who were the victims of his actions. I find that very curious. I can’t really explain it unless maybe a Stockholm Syndrome-type reaction — you know, what happened to Patty Hearst when she was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army in 1974 and then coming to sympathize with her captors. Well, maybe they “bought” into what he was doing. After all, I can remember a few stories — Isaiah Thomas was one — about coaches and such trying to lure recruits away (usually through their parents) from Bob Knight at Indiana because of his explosive temper and volatile nature and the response was how they were only interested in the basketball coach and not the person. Can somebody beat UConn’s women’s basketball team in an NCAA final? Just when you thought that perhaps, the balance of power in women’s college basketball had shifted away from Storrs, Connecticut, back come the Huskies to blow out both Notre Dame and upstart Louisville to claim their eighth national title under Geno Auriemma.
Nice way to end a season
off the court and throughout the community. It’s difficult to find people like that, that have been so heavily involved for so long. “When you consider what he has accomplished over his amazing career, I think you can put him in the same sentence as (the late St. John’s boys basketball coach) Bob Arnzen, (Kalida coach) Dick Kortorkax, Joe Petrocelli and the like, guys that had a lot of success over a lot of years.” Hoehn spoke about the reasons why the coach decided the time was right. “It was just time. There was no specific reason he told me other than he wanted to keep the program in good standing; that’s obvious because he took a lot of pride in this program,” Hoehn continued. “He’s had so much success, including a State title. When you consider we are the sixth-smallest public school in the state of Ohio, that is an amazing accomplishment; to have that kind of success shows he must have done a lot of things right.” The process to replace the legendary coach has already been completed. “We do have his replacement already but we won’t release the name until the Board of Education formally approves it at their next meeting Wednesday,” Hoehn added. “I hope John enjoys his retirement with his family and friends; he has earned it. I am confident he’ll remain as supportive in retirement as he was in action.”
Man, that guy can flat-out coach. I’ve written this before: he gives you the impression he is almost a dumb hick that doesn’t know a lot but at heart, he is an assassin. He doesn’t just want to beat you and steal your lunch money; he wants to steal your soul and cut your heart out in the process. I’m not writing this in a bad way, either; that is almost the attitude — between the whistles and lines — you have to have to be successful at that level. At the same time, he does have a lot of class and his players do, too, so he’s doing it the right way. Let’s put it another way: I don’t think you will read about a recruiting scandal for the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team anytime soon. The Fighting Irish had beaten UConn all three times this season and seven of their last eight but as the old sports maxim goes: it’s hard enough to beat a team twice in the same season, let alone three times. How about four? The Lady Cardinals had had a magic ride in this tournament, knocking off defending champion and heavy — HEAVY — favorite Baylor and long-time power Tennessee in the regional, then California in the national semis. They had some things go their way — I am sure you saw some of the playground “slop” Shoni Schimmel tossed up toward the rim, for example, in the previous games — but the magic ran out. How much of that was the team they were playing — they beat three very good teams, no doubt, in getting there! — in the finals and what they did and how much of that had to do with them finally “realizing where they were” and being overwhelmed in the moment?
The Associated Press NEW YORK — The Brooklyn Nets are losing one of their biggest names as they prepare for the playoffs. Jay-Z owned just a little piece of the team, but was a large presence when the franchise changed homes and identities this season. The rap mogul is selling his stake in the Nets so he can become certified as a player agent, possibly before the end of the season. The process is under way, with paperwork already filed, a person with knowledge of the details said Wednesday. NBA rules prevent anyone from being involved in ownership and player representation. Yahoo Sports, which first
reported Jay-Z’s plans, said his Roc Nation company has partnered with Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and hopes to compete for players in this June’s NBA draft. BASEBALL BOSTON — The longest home sellout streak in major pro sports history ended at 820 games for the Boston Red Sox. The official attendance for an 8-5 loss to the Baltimore Orioles was 30,862. The capacity for night games at Fenway Park is 37,493. The streak began in May 2003 and includes the postseason. The string broke the record of 814 set by the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers from 1977-95. Boston’s streak of 794 reg-
Speedway Motorsports Inc. went public in 1995 and became the first motorsports company to be traded at the New York Stock Exchange. Smith’s Sonic Automotive includes several hundred auto dealerships across the country. “We have a huge investment in NASCAR, in all of motorsports, it’s approaching $4 billion at least,” Smith added. “But I’m proud of what we’ve been able to do, we’ve spent a lot of money building this monster called SMI. And the one thing we talk about, the group of about six to 10 whenever we are about to do something large, ‘Is it good for the sport?’ “If we find out from some of our people that’s it’s not good for the sport, we don’t do it. We stress repeatedly to say we are fan-friendly. And we work extremely hard to prove that.” Jarrett was NASCAR’s 1999 cham-
pion and is 21st on the victory list with 32. Among those victories include three Daytona 500s wins, two Brickyard 400s and the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte. Jarrett also won at least one race a year in 11 consecutive seasons from 1993 through 2003 and followed his father, Ned, into broadcasting after his 2008 retirement. Ned and Dale Jarrett joined Hall-ofFamers Lee and Richard Petty as the second father-son combination to win NASCAR championships; Jarrett will now try to join his father in the Hall of Fame. Ned Jarrett was in the second class. Maurice Petty is trying to become the third Petty in the Hall. His brother, Richard, was a member of the inaugural class and father, Lee, was elected the next year. Dale Inman, his cousin, was also the first crew chief inducted. Maurice Petty will be judged on the seven championships won during his tenure as chief engine-builder for Petty Enterprises. Known as “Chief,” he supplied the horsepower that propelled Richard Petty to most of his 200 NASCAR wins. Phillips, meanwhile, was a 5-time weekly champion but nobody knows for sure how many wins he collected. The Missouri native raced anywhere he could whenever he had the chance and recordkeeping wasn’t always the priority.
ular-season sellouts also is the longest in major pro sports history. The previous mark in Major League Baseball history was 455 set by the Cleveland Indians from 1995-2001. CHICAGO — Goats that previously appeared at Chicago’s Wrigley Field were alive and kicking. But not Wednesday, when a goat’s head was left in a box outside the home of the Cubs. The box was addressed to team chairman Tom Ricketts. Ricketts is currently in negotiations with city officials and neighborhood business people about the $300 million renovation of Wrigley Field. Cubs spokesman Julian Green says staff at Wrigley Field discovered the
package and immediately called police. Because the umpiring crew got stuck in traffic, the start of the Chicago White Sox game at the Washington Nationals was delayed 16 minutes Wednesday night. The Nationals, who won 5-2, said the umpires’ preparation for the game was delayed by their late arrival at the ballpark. ARLINGTON, Texas — Nolan Ryan is staying in his role as chief executive officer of the Texas Rangers. After weeks of speculation about his future with the team, Ryan and the Rangers issued statements Wednesday
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Woods favored but challengers aplenty at Augusta
By PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. — Eighty-three-year-old Arnold Palmer punched the air on an overcast morning. The Masters was under way. Three of golf’s greatest players — Palmer, 77-year-old Gary Player and 73-year-old Jack Nicklaus — struck ceremonial tee shots to begin the first major of the year today. Palmer was clearly pleased with his effort, which settled right in the middle of the fairway. He pumped his right fist as the crowd roared. “The only nerves are to make sure you make contact,” Nicklaus quipped. “It doesn’t make a diddly-darn where it goes.” Sandy Lyle, John Peterson and amateur Nathan Smith followed the former champions to the tee, beginning their rounds under gray skies after three warm, sunny days of practice. There was a chance of rain in the afternoon. Lyle and Smith both left No. 1 with bogeys. Larry Mize, the 1987 winner, was the very early leader with birdies on the first three holes. Four-time Masters champion Tiger Woods came into the week as the overwhelming favorite. He already has three wins this year and reclaimed No. 1 spot in the world rankings. “I feel comfortable with every aspect of my game,” Woods said. “I feel that I’ve improved and I’ve gotten more consistent and I think the wins show that.” But Woods hasn’t won a major since 2008 and has gone eight long years since his last win at Augusta. He was scheduled to tee off at 10:45 a.m. with Luke Donald and Scott Piercy. “Obviously, Tiger is Tiger,” Piercy said. “He’s always going to be that target. He knows it and that’s how he wants it. But there’s a lot of people getting closer. And the golfing gods, or whatever you want to call them, have a lot to do with winning. A bounce here, a bounce there. A lip in, a lip out.” Angel Cabrera got one of those bounces off a pine tree and back into the 18th fairway in 2009 that helped him save par and win a playoff on the next hole. Sure, he was a former U.S. Open champion but the big Argentine was No. 69 in the world that year, the lowestranked player to win the Masters. The hole got in the way twice for Charl Schwartzel in 2011, once on a chip across the first green that fell for birdie, another a shot from the third fairway that dropped for eagle. He finished with four straight birdies to win. Zach Johnson was just a normal guy from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, who would not seem to fit the profile of a Masters champion. He wasn’t very long, didn’t hit the ball very high and didn’t go for the green in two on any of the par 5s. He won by two shots in 2007. “The favorite is all media-driven, all publicdriven,” Johnson said. “There are no surprises out there. There’s probably 70 or 80 guys that you would not be surprised one bit if any of them won.” Three-time Masters champion Nick Faldo didn’t name them all but his list kept growing when he talked about 20 players who could win the Masters, all from what he referred to as the second tier and described as “pretty darn good.” Justin Rose, Ian Poulter and Luke Donald. Brandt Snedeker and Bill Haas. Louis (Continued form Page 6) didn’t even know when the Heat won the division title. For Miami, it’s a championship-orbust year, which explains why the scene in Washington on Wednesday night didn’t differ much from any of the previous 61 Heat victories this season. “We’re sitting at 62 wins,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “It does mean something for us in that locker room. We haven’t been here before as a franchise. It’s a minor thing. We want to keep the main thing the main thing. But at the same time, it is a nice accomplishment for our franchise and everybody involved.” The question for Spoelstra to ponder is how to rest players before Game 1 of the playoffs, a series that will likely be against the Milwaukee Bucks. Boston plays at Miami on Friday in an Eastern Conference finals rematch from a year ago. Sunday, Chicago — the team that snapped Miami’s 27-game winning streak — visits the Heat. After that, all that remains for Miami is two matchups with lottery-bound clubs, one of those games being a trip to James’ former home court in Cleveland, followed by a home finale against Orlando. There’s playoff ramifications for the Celtics and Bulls in those games, though it’s unclear how or if that may sway the Heat thinking when it comes to assembling a lineup, especially with all these little nagging injury issues popping up so close to the postseason. Miami has the league’s second-best home record so far this season, trailing only the Denver Nuggets.
LAKERS 113, TRAILBLAZERS 106 PORTLAND, Ore. — Kobe Bryant scored a season-high 47 points and the Los Angeles Lakers pulled closer to a playoff berth with a 113-106 victory over the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night. The Lakers moved a game up on the Utah
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Oosthuizen and Schwartzel. Not to mention 3-time winner Phil Mickelson, defending champ Bubba Watson and former world No. 1 Rory McIlroy. “Yes, Tiger is the favorite,” Faldo said. “He’s strong. He’s determined. We will see. But he’s going to be chased by a lot of really good players.” Augusta National chairman Billy Payne held his annual “State of the Masters” news conference on Wednesday, where of course the subject turned to the club’s first female members, former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice and South Carolina financier Darla Moore. “I hope the experience for Condi and Darla, as members of our club, has been every bit as enjoyable for them over the last eight months as it has been for their fellow members,” Payne said. “It’s just awesome.” While Augusta National had long resisted female members, with a former chairman famously declaring the club wouldn’t change its all-male membership “at the point of a bayonet,” Payne felt his membership was now eager to lead the sport into a new era. While claiming to look forward, Augusta National is about tradition more than anything. That was never more apparent than during the Par 3 Contest on Wednesday, a chance for the sport to embrace its past and give the players an opportunity to unwind before the shots that really count. Everyone from moms to small children — some barely old enough to walk — took on caddying duties. The greats of the game, long past their prime, thrilled the patrons with a few more swings. Technically, they kept score, but everyone knew it was all for fun. No need to get worked up about these nine holes. That’s for today, after everyone moves over to “the big course.” “It’s a good way to unwind before the stress of the tournament starts,” Brandt Snedeker said. “This is a great way to relax and spend time with your family.” This picturesque spot — nine exquisite little holes tucked into the northeast edge of Augusta National — provides another of those quirky trademarks that sets the first major apart from the next three. Where else can you see a threesome that includes Nicklaus, Palmer and Player? Where else can you see former top-ranked tennis player Caroline Wozniacki on the bag for her boyfriend, McIlroy? Where else can you find 91-year-old Jack Fleck, who won the 1955 U.S. Open in one of golf’s greatest upsets, taking a few whacks? “It’s fun down here,” Fred Couples said. “It’s a good little spot.” Especially when Nicklaus, Palmer and Player — with 13 green jackets and 34 major championships among them — stroll around the “little course” for an hour or so, providing a running commentary on the deteriorating state of their once-mighty games. After Palmer sliced one into the water, he joked, “That was my last ball.” “I can loan you one,” Nicklaus quipped, as he hunched over to tee up his ball. “Is my credit good?” Palmer asked. “Good with me,” Nicklaus replied. No one has ever won the Par 3 Contest and gone on to win the Masters, which doesn’t bode well for Ted Potter Jr. He beat Mickelson and Matt Kuchar in a 3-way, 2-hole playoff after they tied at 4-under 23. Ernie Els and Nick Watney also shot 23 but they had already left the club and didn’t take part in the playoff.
the season. Paul added 11 assists and Willie Green had 15 points in breaking the old mark of 30 wins by the 1974-75 team, when it was known as the Buffalo Braves. The Clippers improved to 31-9 at home, three days after clinching their first Pacific Division title in franchise history. Nikola Pekovic scored 20 points and Derrick Williams had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who got swept 4-0 by the Clippers for the first time since 1992-93. HAWKS 124, 76ERS 101 PHILADELPHIA — Josh Smith had 28 points and 12 rebounds, John Jenkins added 21 points and Atlanta blitzed Philadelphia. Mike Scott contributed 17, Al Horford had 16 and Jeff Teague 13 for the Hawks, who snapped a 3-game losing streak and improved to 43-36. The Hawks pulled into a tie with the Chicago Bulls for fifth place in the Eastern Conference playoff chase. Thaddeus Young led the reeling Sixers with 28 points, while Nick Young had 19 off the bench. MAGIC 113, BUCKS 103, OT ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Nik Vucevic had a career-high 30 points and 20 rebounds, Tobias Harris added 30 points and 19 rebounds and Orlando rallied for an overtime victory over Milwaukee. The Magic overcame a 5-point deficit in the final minute of regulation, sending it to OT on a 3-pointer by Harris with 1.9 seconds left. Vucevic and Harris combined for nine points in the extra period. Monta Ellis led the Bucks with 21 points, and John Henson and Mike Dunleavy each added 17. Henson also had 25 rebounds for Milwaukee. PISTONS 111, CAVALIERS 104 CLEVELAND — Andre Drummond scored a career-high 29 points and Detroit won a second straight game for the first time in two months. Greg Monroe’s basket with 38.8 seconds remaining gave Detroit a 105103 lead and the Pistons, who hadn’t won consecutive games since Feb. 8-9, swept the 4-game season series from the Cavaliers. Drummond also grabbed 11 rebounds, while Monroe scored 23 points and Rodney Stuckey added 18. Kyrie Irving scored 27 points, including 21 in the second half, but missed a 3-pointer that would have given the Cavaliers the lead with 21 seconds left. The All-Star guard was playing on the second night of back-to-back games for the first time since returning from a shoulder injury. KINGS 121, HORNETS 110 SACRAMENTO, Calif. — John Salmons had 22 points, and Jason Thompson and Marcus Thornton each added 20 to help Sacramento snap a 4-game losing streak. The Kings led by 17 at the half and surpassed the 100-point mark early in the fourth quarter when they stretched the lead to 28 points against the struggling Hornets. The victory halted a season-high five-game home losing streak for the Kings. Isaiah Thomas had 15 points and DeMarcus Cousins 11 for the Kings.
The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct y-New York 51 26 .662 x-Brooklyn 46 32 .590 x-Boston 40 38 .513 Philadelphia 31 47 .397 Toronto 30 48 .385 Southeast Division W L Pct z-Miami 62 16 .795 x-Atlanta 43 36 .544 Washington 29 50 .367 Orlando 20 59 .253 Charlotte 18 60 .231 Central Division W L Pct y-Indiana 49 29 .628 x-Chicago 42 35 .545 x-Milwaukee 37 41 .474 Detroit 27 52 .342 Cleveland 24 54 .308 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct y-San Antonio 57 21 .731 x-Memphis 53 25 .679 x-Houston 44 34 .564 Dallas 38 40 .487 New Orleans 27 52 .342 Northwest Division W L Pct x-Oklahoma City57 21 .731 x-Denver 54 24 .692 Utah 41 38 .519 Portland 33 45 .423 Minnesota 29 49 .372 Pacific Division W L Pct y-L.A. Clippers 52 26 .667
GB — 5 1/2 11 1/2 20 1/2 21 1/2 GB — 19 1/2 33 1/2 42 1/2 44 GB — 6 1/2 12 22 1/2 25 GB — 4 13 19 30 1/2 GB — 3 16 1/2 24 28 GB — x-Golden State L.A. Lakers Sacramento Phoenix
The Associated Press Individuals THROUGH APRIL 10 Scoring Anthony, NYK Durant, OKC Bryant, LAL James, MIA Harden, HOU Westbrook, OKC Curry, GOL Wade, MIA Aldridge, POR Lopez, Bro Ellis, MIL Lillard, POR Pierce, BOS Williams, Bro Lee, GOL Griffin, LAC Gay, TOR Jr. Holiday, PHL Smith, NYK DeRozan, TOR FG Percentage Jordan, LAC Howard, LAL Ibaka, OKC McGee, DEN Hickson, POR Splitter, SAN James, MIA Johnson, TOR Faried, DEN Horford, ATL Rebounds Howard, LAL Vucevic, ORL Asik, HOU Lee, GOL Randolph, MEM Evans, Bro Chandler, NYK Hickson, POR Horford, ATL Cousins, SAC Assists Rondo, BOS Paul, LAC Vasquez, NOR Jr. Holiday, PHL Williams, Bro Parker, SAN Westbrook, OKC Rubio, MIN Nelson, ORL James, MIA G 73 74 78 75 72 77 66 76 73 71 G 64 78 77 74 74 78 74 66 72 71 78 78 75 75 75 76 71 74 77 78 FG 635 704 729 750 554 646 582 549 620 546 566 529 467 472 574 554 488 532 496 511 FG 295 448 422 288 404 302 750 315 375 568 OFF 241 261 265 212 294 252 269 253 189 210 G 38 66 77 74 75 63 78 53 56 74 FT 405 662 513 390 644 443 254 294 276 285 280 255 330 302 247 272 227 176 230 329
PTS 1828 2204 2099 1992 1918 1827 1667 1409 1518 1377 1494 1489 1407 1405 1395 1385 1276 1328 1372 1376 AVG 28.6 28.3 27.3 26.9 25.9 23.4 22.5 21.3 21.1 19.4 19.2 19.1 18.8 18.7 18.6 18.2 18.0 17.9 17.8 17.6 PCT .641 .578 .573 .573 .567 .566 .563 .553 .551 .545 AVG 12.4 11.9 11.7 11.3 11.2 11.0 10.7 10.6 10.1 9.8 AVG 11.1 9.7 9.1 8.3 7.7 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.4 7.2
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Jazz for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Portland, missing the playoffs for the second straight season, has lost nine straight, the most since an 11-game skid in the 2005-06 season. Rookie Damian Lillard led the Blazers with a career-high 38 points. Pau Gasol had 23 points, seven rebounds and nine assists, while Dwight Howard added 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Lakers. Bryant was 18-of-18 from the free-throw line. NUGGETS 96, SPURS 86 DENVER — Wilson Chandler scored 29 points and Corey Brewer had 28 as Denver overcame a slow start to post its franchise-record 21st straight home win. The Nuggets (54-24) also tied their franchise record for victories in an NBA season, with four games remaining, including two at home, where they improved to a league-best 36-3. Andre Iguodala recorded a triple-double with 12 points, 10 assists and 13 rebounds for the Nuggets, who haven’t lost at home since Jan. 18 against Washington. They broke the old mark of 20 straight home wins set by Doug Moe’s 1984-85 team. NETS 101, CELTICS 93 BOSTON — Deron Williams had 29 points and 12 assists to lead Brooklyn over Boston. Brook Lopez scored 21 points and Joe Johnson added 20 for Brooklyn, which won for the 12 time in 18 games overall and beat the Celtics for the third time in four meetings this season. The Nets moved closer to wrapping up fourth place in the Eastern Conference and clinching home-court advantage in the first round. Brooklyn owns a 3 1/2-game edge over idle Chicago with four games left to play in the regular season. Paul Pierce led Boston with 23 points, Jeff Green added 11 and Kevin Garnett had 11 points and eight rebounds in his second game back after missing the previous eight with an inflamed left ankle. SUNS 102, MAVERICKS 91 DALLAS — P.J. Tucker scored 17 points, including two key baskets in the closing minutes, and Phoenix helped eliminate Dallas from postseason contention for the first time since 2000. The Suns blew a 14-point lead in the second quarter and almost did it again in the fourth before hanging on to snap a 10-game losing streak that was their longest in 16 years. The loss, coupled with the Lakers’ victory at Portland later Wednesday, meant a 12-season streak of playoff trips for the Mavericks (38-40) officially ended. Goran Dragic led the Suns with 21 points and 13 assists, while Luis Scola had 11 points and a season-high 15 rebounds. Shawn Marion led the Mavericks with 22 points and nine rebounds. Dirk Nowitzki scored 21 points and Vince Carter had 18. CLIPPERS 111, TIMBERWOLVES 95 LOS ANGELES — Blake Griffin and Chris Paul led seven players in double figures with 19 points apiece and Los Angeles beat Minnesota for its franchise-record 31st home win of
The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT y-Pittsburgh 40 30 10 0 N.Y. Islanders 40 20 16 4 N.Y. Rangers 40 20 16 4 New Jersey 40 15 15 10 Philadelphia 39 17 19 3 Northeast Division GP W L OT Boston 39 26 9 4 Montreal 39 25 9 5 Toronto 40 22 13 5 Ottawa 39 19 14 6 Buffalo 40 16 18 6 Southeast Division GP W L OT Washington 40 21 17 2 Winnipeg 41 20 19 2 Tampa Bay 39 17 20 2 Carolina 39 16 21 2 Florida 39 13 20 6 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT x-Chicago 39 30 5 4 St. Louis 38 22 14 2 Detroit 39 19 15 5 Columbus 40 17 16 7 Nashville 41 15 18 8 Northwest Division GP W L OT Vancouver 40 23 11 6 Minnesota 39 22 15 2 Edmonton 40 16 17 7
Pts 60 44 44 40 37 Pts 56 55 49 44 38 Pts 44 42 36 34 32 Pts 64 46 43 41 38 Pts 52 46 39 GF 132 117 99 96 107 GF 113 122 123 96 106 GF 120 102 124 102 96 GF 129 107 99 95 96 GF 109 103 102 GA 98 120 96 111 122 GA 85 94 112 88 122 GA 112 121 116 126 132 GA 83 98 101 104 110 GA 96 98 111
AST 420 637 700 611 577 473 585 397 413 536
Wednesday Industrial April 3, 2013 Moe’s Dougout 38-18 K-M Tire 34-22 Topp Chalet 34-22 DRC 13th Frame Lounge 34-22 D & D Grain 32-24 John Deere 32-24 Rustic Cafe 30-26 Cabo’s 26-30 Strayers 16-40 Delphos Restaurant Supply 4-52 Men over 200 G Pts Avg Brian Schaadt 236-237, Jeff Memphis 78 6983 89.5 Kreischer 225-237-222, Butch Indiana 78 7036 90.2 Prine Jr. 235-247-205, Clint Chicago 77 7126 92.5 Harting 257-254-221, Tim Strayer L.A. Clippers 78 7395 94.8 212-224, Jeff Rode 211, Dave Brooklyn 78 7396 94.8 Miami 78 7409 95.0 Knepper 202, Travis Sherrick New York 77 7362 95.6 213, Duane Kohorst 213, Bob Washington 79 7554 95.6 White 219, Frank Miller 204San Antonio 78 7507 96.2 223, Joe Geise 289, Charlie Boston 78 7525 96.5 Lozano 227, John Allen 226-226Oklahoma City 78 7537 96.6 214, John Jones 267-215-202, Philadelphia 78 7547 96.8 Eathan Adams 237, Kyle Profit Atlanta 79 7684 97.3 225-221, Ben Jones 211, Mike New Orleans 79 7729 97.8 Rice 223, Dale Riepenhoff 233, Minnesota 78 7654 98.1 Bruce Moorman 218, Dan Kleman Utah 79 7779 98.5 212-221-245, Bruce Kraft 211, Detroit 79 7808 98.8 Jr Valvano 203, Don Rice 247Toronto 78 7731 99.1 Golden State 78 7795 99.9 279-269, Brian Gossard 257Milwaukee 78 7826 100.3 220-225, Shawn Allemeier 256Portland 78 7839 100.5 253, Phil Austin 237-244, Bruce Denver 78 7861 100.8 VanMetre 258-222-238, Chris Orlando 79 7964 100.8 Goedde 212, Matt Hoffman 204, L.A. Lakers 79 7989 101.1 Lee Schimmoller 205-224, Shane Phoenix 79 8000 101.3 Schimmoller 212-220-202, Tom Cleveland 78 7904 101.3 Stevenson 217, Sean Hulihan Dallas 78 7958 102.0 244-212-235, Dave Jessee 226Houston 78 8003 102.6 228, Terry Trentman 222. Charlotte 78 8027 102.9 Men over 550 Sacramento 78 8174 104.8 Brian Schaadt 653, Jeff Kreischer 684, Butch Prine Jr. 687, Clint Harting 732, Tim Strayer 633, Dave Knepper 571, Travis Sherrick 567, Duane Calgary 39 14 21 4 32 103 138 Kohorst 597, Bob White 580, Colorado 40 13 22 5 31 94 125 Frank Miller 623, Joe Geise 682, Pacific Division Charlie Lozano 595, John Allen GP W L OT Pts GF GA 666, John Jones 684, Eathan Anaheim 41 27 9 5 59 124 103 Adams 551, Kyle Profit 632, Mike Los Angeles 40 22 14 4 48 115 101 Rice 568, Dale Riepenhoff 594, San Jose 39 20 12 7 47 98 98 Dan Kleman 678, Don Honigford Phoenix 40 18 16 6 42 108 107 553, Jr Valvano 569, Don Rice Dallas 39 19 17 3 41 109 118 795, Brian Gossard 702, Shawn NOTE: Two points for a win, one point Allemeier 692, Phil Austin 664, for overtime loss. Bruce VanMetre 718, Matt x-clinched playoff spot Hoffman 579, Lee Schimmoller y-clinched division 588, Shane Schimmoller 634, Wednesday’s Results Sean Hulihan 691, Dave Jessee N.Y. Rangers 3, Toronto 2, SO 645, Terry Trentman 591.
Boston 5, New Jersey 4 Vancouver 4, Calgary 1 Phoenix 3, Edmonton 1 Colorado 4, Anaheim 1 Today’s Games N.Y. Islanders at Boston, 7 p.m. Montreal at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Carolina at Washington, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. San Jose at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Florida at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Colorado at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Ottawa at New Jersey, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Columbus, 7 p.m. Dallas at Nashville, 8 p.m. Detroit at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Phoenix at Calgary, 9 p.m.
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Tuesday Merchant April 2, 2013 Delphos Sporting Goods 46-10 Unverferth Mfg. 40-16 R C Connections 38-18 x-clinched playoff spot Lear’s Martial Arts 34-22 y-clinched division Caballero’s Tavern 30-26 z-clinched conference Topp Chalet 28-28 Ace Hardware 24-32 ——— Wednesday’s Results Adams Automotive 20-36 Detroit 111, Cleveland 104 Kerns Ford 18-38 Atlanta 124, Philadelphia 101 Men over 200 Orlando 113, Milwaukee 103, OT Denny Dyke 246, John Adams Miami 103, Washington 98 201-246-211, Larry Etzkorn 214Brooklyn 101, Boston 93 213, Shane Lear 225-234-213, Phoenix 102, Dallas 91 Bruce VanMetre 204-221, Ted Kill L.A. Lakers 113, Portland 106 206, Dan Stemen 222-225-252, Sacramento 121, New Orleans 110 Dave Stemen 222-213, David L.A. Clippers 111, Minnesota 95 Newman 240-236, John Jones Denver 96, San Antonio 86 279-205-268, John Allen 247Today’s Games 224, Jeff Lawrence 212, Jason New York at Chicago, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Golden State, 10:30 Wagoner 224-218-249, Joe Geise p.m. 237, Pat Mathis 237, Kevin Kill Friday’s Games 226-258-230, Rod Klinger 211Chicago at Toronto, 7 p.m. 236, Bruce Haggard 256, Mark Brooklyn at Indiana, 7 p.m. Biedenharn 213-205-228, Dan Philadelphia at Washington, 7 p.m. Wilhelm 223-296-269, Sean New York at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Hulihan 234-242-205, Russ Milwaukee at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Wilhelm 224, Don Rice 277-227Charlotte at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. 215, Shawn Allemeier 242-267Boston at Miami, 7:30 p.m. 229, Josh DeVelvis 238, Shane Memphis at Houston, 8 p.m. Schimmoller 229-209, Rob Logan L.A. Clippers at New Orleans, 8 p.m. 223, Ryan Winget 209, Scott Scalf Denver at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Sacramento at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. 206-228-248, Matt Metcalfe 210, Minnesota at Utah, 9 p.m. Tony Rahrig 203, Jay Brown 226, Oklahoma City at Portland, 10 p.m. Mark Drerup 235, Jason Teman Golden State at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 205, Dan Grice 238-223, Ryan p.m. Kies 242-238, Jerry Mericle 212, Brock Parsons 238-237-214, Mike Hughes 213-227. Men over 550 Denny Dyke 606, John Adams 658, Larry Etzkorn 627, Shane Lear 672, Bruce VanMetre 618, _______ Team Dan Stemen 699, Dave Stemen Offense 627, David Newman 670, John G Pts Avg Jones 752, John Allen 655, Jeff Houston 78 8282 106.2 Lawrence 552, Jason Wagoner Oklahoma City 78 8254 105.8 691, Joe Geise 589, Pat Mathis Denver 78 8251 105.8 610, Kevin Kill 714, Rod Klinger San Antonio 78 8053 103.2 611, Bruce Haggard 608, Mark Miami 78 8021 102.8 Biedenharn 646, Lenny Klaus 553, L.A. Lakers 79 8073 102.2 Dan Wilhelm 788, Sean Hhulihan L.A. Clippers 78 7897 101.2 681, Russ Wilhelm 575, Don Rice Dallas 78 7882 101.1 719, Shawn Allemeier 738, Josh Golden State 78 7868 100.9 DeVelvis 598, Shane Schimmoller Sacramento 78 7815 100.2 New York 77 7701 100.0 613, Rob Logan 586, Scott Scalf Milwaukee 78 7713 98.9 682, Jay Brown 595, Mark Drerup Utah 79 7765 98.3 604, Jason Teman 561, Dan Grice Atlanta 79 7735 97.9 653, Ryan Kies 678, Jerry Mericle Portland 78 7631 97.8 589, Brock Parsons 689, Mike Toronto 78 7554 96.8 Hughes 638.
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that the Hall of Fame pitcher would remain. That came after the end of the first homestand of the season. NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball created a task force that will study how to increase diversity in the game, especially among black players. In less than a week, baseball will celebrate the 66th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier. A new movie titled “42” focuses on the Hall of Famer. The 18-member committee includes representatives from club ownership, the players’ union, minor league and college baseball, the MLB scouting bureau and other areas. Hall of Famer Frank Robinson and former major league manager Jerry Manuel are among the members. MLB says about 8.5 percent of players on this year’s opening day rosters identified themselves as African-American or black. That’s around half the number from the mid-1970s through the mid-1990s. COLLEGE BASKETBALL LOUISVILLE, Ky. — They haven’t stopped partying in Louisville. The latest celebration was a bit more structured as the NCAA champion Cardinals’ men’s team and runner-up women’s squad received heroes’ welcomes at the KFC Yum! Center. A near-capacity
crowd awash in red thanked players and coaches for providing one of the most satisfying weeks ever with both playing for titles and the men delivering Louisville’s first championship in 27 years. STORRS, Conn. — The Connecticut women’s basketball team returned to campus, wearing warm-up jackets with “Gr8ness” printed on the back and carrying with them the program’s eighth NCAA championship trophy. Dozens of fans greeted the Huskies at Bradley International Airport and more than 2,000 others gathered on a plaza across from Gampel Pavilion, the school’s basketball arena, for a ceremony to welcome the team home. The team, which beat Louisville 93-60 on Tuesday night, boarded doubledecker buses for a “victory lap” around campus, before heading to the ceremony. KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Kansas State rewarded basketball coach Bruce Weber for winning a share of the school’s first conference championship in 36 years with a raise and a one-year contract extension. Weber’s annual salary will increase by $250,000 to $1.75 million next season, and increase by $100,000 each of the remaining years on his original five-year deal. That means Weber will make $2.15 million for the 2017-18 season, the year that has been added to his contract.
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BY JOHNNY CLARK and PHILLIP LUCAS SUWANEE, Ga. (AP) — It’s a call that firefighters routinely respond to — a report of a medical emergency. But when five firefighters answered one in a neighborhood north of Atlanta on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said, they encountered an armed man who demanded that his cable and power be turned back on at the house, which was in foreclosure. The firefighters were held for hours, with one firefighter allowed to leave to move a fire truck. But with police later fearing the remaining firefighters were in immediate danger, SWAT teams set off a stun blast and stormed the house, and the gunman was shot dead during an exchange of gunfire, authorities said. One SWAT team member was shot in the hand or arm but was OK afterward, and firefighters suffered only minor injuries, authorities said. Gwinnett County police on Wednesday night didn’t immediately release the name of the dead man or discussing details of the operation. However, the firefighters and a wounded police officer were treated at a nearby hospital and in good condition. Some had already gone home. “In talking to the firefighters and their families just now, they’re relieved,” Gwinnett County Fire Capt. Tommy Rutledge said at a news conference late Wednesday outside the hospital, according to video posted by Atlanta station WSB-TV. “They’re simply relieved that the situation is over, that their family members are with them and that they’re safe.” The incident began with what seemed like a routine medical call for the five firefighters, who also have training as EMTs and paramedics. Dozens of police and rescue vehicles surrounded the home and a negotiator was keeping in touch with the gunman, police said. The situation remained tense until the blast rocked the neighborhood of mostly two-story homes and well-kept lawns. Residents unable to get into their neighborhood because of the police cordon flinched and recoiled as the enormous blast went off. Soon after the stun blast, officers exchanged gunfire with the suspect and a SWAT member was shot in the hand or arm, said Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Edwin Ritter. Ritter would not saw how the gunman was fatally shot, saying it was being investigated. The incident took place about 35 miles northeast of Atlanta, in the Interstate 85 corridor, and Rutledge said firefighters did not believe there was any danger in responding to the initial call. One engine and one ambulance responded. Ritter said authorities didn’t yet know if the suspect may have faked a heart attack or some other problem to bring the firefighters to his home. A spokeswoman for Gwinnett Medical Center said Wednesday night that five firefighters and a wounded police officer were treated at the hospital and all were in good condition.
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Thursday, April 11, 2013
Bin Laden raid member can be WikiLeaks witness
BY DAVID DISHNEAU
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A military judge cleared the way Wednesday for a member of the team that raided Osama bin Laden’s compound to testify at the trial of an Army private charged in a massive leak of U.S. secrets to the WikiLeaks website. Col. Denise Lind ruled for the prosecution during a court-martial pretrial hearing for Pfc. Bradley Manning at Fort Meade, near Baltimore. Prosecutors say the witness, presumably a Navy SEAL, collected digital evidence showing that the alQaida leader requested and received from an associate some of the documents Manning has acknowledged sending to WikiLeaks. Defense attorneys had argued that proof of receipt wasn’t relevant to whether Manning aided the enemy, the most serious charge he faces, punishable by life imprisonment. The judge disagreed. “The government must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the intelligence is given to and received by the enemy,” Lind said. The ruling means prosecutors can call the witness during the “merits,” or main, phase of the trial. They otherwise could have used his testimony only
“The government must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the intelligence is given to and received by the enemy,”
— Col. Denise Lind for sentencing purposes. The witness has been publicly identified only as “John Doe” and as a Defense Department “operator,” a designation given to SEALs. Prosecutors say he participated with SEAL Team Six in their May 2011 assault on the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in which the terrorist leader was killed. His testimony would help establish a chain of custody for the evidence from its recovery to its analysis by a computer expert. Lind ruled later in the hearing that John Doe must testify in civilian clothing and “light disguise” in a closed session at an alternate, secure location to prevent disclosure of his identity or details of the mission. The disguise cannot obscure his demeanor, body movements and facial reactions. Lind said the trial also would be closed during the
entire testimony of three other unidentified “special” prosecution witnesses who will discuss classified information. It might be closed during part of the testimony of 24 other government witnesses to prevent release of classified information, she said. The judge ordered a closed pretrial hearing May 7-8 to test alternatives to closing large portions of the trial. A sample witness will testify, using code words, redacted documents and unclassified summaries to avoid disclosing government secrets. Lind will then decide whether such a system would work at trial. His trial is scheduled to start June 3 at Fort Meade. It could last for 12 weeks. The 25-year-old native of Crescent, Okla., is accused of sending hundreds of thousands of Iraq and Afghanistan battlefield reports, State Department diplomatic cables, other classified records and two battlefield video clips to WikiLeaks in 2009 and 2010 while working as an intelligence analyst in Baghdad. In a statement he read aloud in court Feb. 28, Manning said he sent the material to the anti-secrecy website to expose the American military’s “blood lust” and disregard for human life in Iraq and Afghanistan.
G-8 ministers meet; Syria and NKorea top agenda
BY CASSANDRA VINOGRAD
PC sales plunge as Windows 8 flops
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LONDON (AP) — North Korea’s provocations are escalating a tense situation and this “war rhetoric needs to end,” Germany’s foreign minister said today. Speaking on the sidelines of the G-8 foreign ministers’ meeting in London, Guido Westerwelle said all of the group’s ministers shared his conviction. “This war rhetoric is not in any way acceptable and the G-8 has a united position on this,” he said. The two-day talks among eight world powers are expected to focus on North Korea and the civil war in Syria. They will also get some celebrity wattage from an expected appearance by a U.N. special envoy for refugees, Angelina Jolie, who has teamed up with U.K. Foreign Secretary William Hague to combat sexual violence in war. Jolie and the U.N. special representative on sexual violence in conflict, Zanab Bangora, will meet with G-8 foreign ministers and issue a statement. On Syria, where the U.N. estimates that a two-year civil war has killed over 70,000 people, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Syrian opposition leaders in London on Wednesday to discuss ways to step up nonlethal aid to the rebels. Britain and France have been pushing for the European Union to lift or amend its arms embargo on Syria so weapons can be sent to rebel fighters. Hague — who welcomed the G-8 foreign ministers to London — said earlier this week that no decisions have been made on whether the U.K. will allow the embargo to expire as scheduled June 1, effectively clearing the way to arm the rebels. He said if the situation in Syria continues to deteriorate, there will be a “strong case” for amending or lifting the embargo.
NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft’s Windows 8 software appears to be driving buyers away from PCs and toward smartphones and tablets, research firm IDC said Wednesday. That’s leading to the fastest drop in PC sales the firm has ever seen. Global shipments of PCs fell 14 percent in the first three months this year, IDC said. That’s the sharpest plunge since the firm started tracking the industry in 1994. The report comes after a year of bad news for the PC. Consumers, especially in wealthy countries like the U.S., are steering their dollars toward tablets and smartphones rather than upgrading their home PCs. It’s the biggest challenge to the personal computer since the IBM PC was released in 1981. In an attempt to keep the PC relevant, Microsoft released a radical new version of Windows on Oct. 26. Windows 8 has a completely new look and forces users to learn new ways to control their machines. “Unfortunately, it seems clear that the Windows 8 launch not only didn’t provide a positive boost to the PC market, but appears to have slowed the market,” IDC Vice President Bob O’Donnell said. The newest version of Windows is designed to work well with touch-sensitive screens, but the displays add to the cost of a PC. Together, the changes and higher prices “have made PCs a less attractive alternative to dedicated tablets and other competitive devices,” O’Donnell said. In its tally, IDC excludes tablets, even if they run PC-style software. It also excludes any device that has a detachable keyboard. With the release of Windows 8, PC makers have been reviving their experiments with tablet-laptop hybrids, some of which have detachable keyboards. Consumers are likely to have shifted some of their buying away from traditional laptops and toward these new devices, which means that the total sales decline of Windows-based devices may not be quite as drastic as IDC’s numbers suggest.
Maine hermit living in wild for 27 years arrested
BY GLENN ADAMS
ROME, Maine (AP) — A man who lived like a hermit for decades in a makeshift camp in the woods and may be responsible for more than 1,000 burglaries for food and other staples has been caught in a surveillance trap at a camp he treated as a “Walmart,” authorities said Wednesday. Christopher Knight, 47, was arrested last week when he tripped a surveillance sensor set up by a game warden while stealing food from a camp for people with special needs in Rome, a town of about 1,000 whose population swells with the arrival of summer residents. Authorities on Tuesday found the campsite where
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they believed Knight, known as the North Pond Hermit in local lore, has lived for 27 years. Some residents say they’ve been aware of the hermit for years, often in connection with break-ins that have occurred. He was so well known to some summer cottage owners that they left food out for him so he wouldn’t break in during the colder months, state Trooper Diane Vance said. Knight’s living quarters in the woods included a tent covered by tarps suspended between trees, a bed, propane cooking stoves and a batteryrun radio, which he used to keep up with the news and listen to talk radio and a rock station, authorities said. Since vanishing from his Maine home for no apparent reason and setting up camp when he was about 19, Knight sustained himself on food stolen from dozens of cottages. Knight was caught Tuesday as he left the camp’s kitchen freezer with a backpack full of food, they said. Despite Maine’s harsh winters, during which temperatures sometimes struggle to get above 10 degrees for a week at a time, Knight stayed at his encampment and avoided making campfires so he wouldn’t be detected, and he used propane only for cooking, Hughes said. To stay warm, he would bundle himself in multiple sleeping bags, authorities said.
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