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Absentee voting set for Primary
Anyone desiring to vote an absent voter ballot may do so by stopping by their county election board office. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday in Allen and Putnam counties and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Friday in Van Wert County. The only Saturday boards of elections offices will be open for voting will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 1 in Van Wert; 8:30 a.m. to noon in Allen; and 8 a.m. to noon in Putnam. To vote an absent voter ballot a person MUST be a registered voter and provide either the last four digits of their social security number or drivers license number (XX123456). If neither of these items is available, a copy of a current and valid photo ID (state ID card, government ID, etc.) may be used. The photo ID must show the name and address of the voter, or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or other government document that shows the voter’s name and current address. The person should also designate which party ballot they desire. Ballots may be sent to a voter by mailing a signed request to the office along with the date of birth, drivers license number or last 4 numbers of the individual’s Social Security number, an address where the ballot may be sent along with the designation of the party ballot desired. Any questions regarding absentee voting may be addressed by contacting the Allen County Board of Elections at 419-223-8530; Putnam County Board of Elections at 419-523-3343; or the Van Wert County Board of Elections at 419-238-4192.
Economy a hot button in commish debate
dance that there are some essary and only then, with a services commissioners are vote of the people,” he said. mandated to fund. Until the He added that he also opposrecession, the Extension and es it, in hindsight. “If I would have known LIMA — While the Allen other non-mandated agenCounty budget remains stable, cies also received local fund- then what I know now, I probmuch pain was experienced ing but fiscal responsibility ably wouldn’t have been in in 2009 due to severe cuts required changes Sneary said support of the tax increase,” commissioners implemented. will eventually improve when he said. He went on to question Those measures were recalled the economy strengthens. The Tuesday night when two sales tax increase may have the figures offered at the time and what options helped Republican canwere available. He Extension didates for county also questions the but would commissioner commissioners’ not have debated each other planning leading fixed the at Lima Senior up to the cuts that county’s High School. preceded the proproblems. Incumbent Greg posal voters put a “I’ve Sneary is the only red pen to at the b e e n commissioner up ballot box. very, very for re-election. He “I think they responsiis being challenged could have planned ble. I have by Fair Board better. Their lack v o t e d President Jay Begg. of planning is why against Unless an indepenBegg Sneary we’re in the situmillions dent files for the general election in the next and millions of dollars worth ation we’re in. I would like month, the winner of this of spending. If things had the commissioners to have race will run unopposed in gone the way they should given a year’s notice to the have, we wouldn’t be in near organizations whose funding November. The two agreed more than the situation we’re in. Even was cut. We can’t fix the they disagreed when answer- though times are tough, it economy but we could have ing questions posed by the has been made worse. The put ourselves in a much better public on issues ranging from no vote on the sales tax alone situation where we weren’t helping neighborhood asso- saved the people $2.5 million in a ‘slash and burn’ type of ciations to race relations. dollars. It was clearly not budget cut just to stay alive.” Begg said he does not Both candidates touted their needed. My opponent wants “conservative credentials” to treat the non-mandated, think county government and agreed on the staples of non-essential services the should directly fund the 4-H low taxes and limited govern- same as mandated ones and program but said we need to even if we do that, it’s only find a way to minimally fund ment. However, they disagreed a little over $3 million over the Extension. “I think we can find innoover the county’s current 3 years. This is a $15 million dollar tax — we clearly don’t vative ways to keep our foot financial state. Sneary regards the local need it, as the budget has in the door,” he said. If Begg should become a economy “as solid as a rock” shown with no more cutbacks but Begg believes department whatsoever. We’re working commissioner, he wants to managers and those they have harder and we’re making it. “bring a positive attitude for furloughed and laid off would All my opponent does is talk much needed change” to the disagree. The matter may boil about funding things and the table “with a leadership style down to commissioners’ past way he thinks he can do that that is forward-thinking and performance in 2008 and is by implementing a tax. I plans for the future.” “I’m going to ask departam very against raising taxes 2009. A proposed 3-year half- because it’s anti-business. ments to give more of their percent sales tax increase was Anti-business means anti- budgets. I’m going to be passed by the other two com- jobs. People are hurting and aggressive in going after missioners last year; Sneary in times like this, I don’t state and federal grants. We casting the only “no vote.” It want to add to the burden our have good communication was struck down by voters in citizens are already experi- among the departments and encing. We didn’t need the that needs to continue but November. Meanwhile, the Ohio tax — it would have been it should include the comState University Extension over-taxation by nearly $12 missioner’s office. Right now, and its 4-H program were in million dollars. That’s gross that doesn’t seem to be happeril. The Extension office over-taxation — absolutely pening. We need to coordinate to make sure we’re working officially closed but private obscene,” Sneary said. Begg stressed that he does together for the same cause donations have kept 4-H afloat. Sneary explained to not support any tax increase — to save money wherever the approximate 100 in atten- unless it is “absolutely nec- possible,” he said. BY MIKE FORD The Delphos Herald firstname.lastname@example.org
Raines friend to animals
BY SARA BERELSMAN The Delphos Herald
Kelli Raines volunteers her time at the Allen County Human Society.
Sara Berelsman photo
Ambassador Club meets Saturday
The Delphos Ambassador Club of the Economic Development Committee will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday in council chambers. Members are urged to attend. Mostly cloudy Thursday; 50 percent chance of showers. High in low 50s. See page 2.
Rescuers bang pipe in W.Va. coal mine; no response
2 3 4 5 6-7 8 10 11 12 MONTCOAL, W.Va. (AP) — Rescuers drilled into a coal mine where 25 people died in an explosion but got no answer today when they banged on a pipe, trying to communicate with possible survivors. Crews needed to bore at least one more hole to release poison gases before searchers could enter the Upper Big Branch mine to look for four people still missing in the worst U.S. mining accident in more than two decades. The company that owns the mine, Massey Energy Co., frequently sidesteps hefty fines by aggressively contesting safety violations, including recent problems with the ventilation system that clears away combustible methane gas. Methane was blamed for the explosion that rocked the mine Monday, and a dangerous buildup of that gas along with carbon monoxide prevented anyone from getting inside to pull out the bodies of 18 dead miners or to look for the four still unaccounted for. Rescuers hoped they might somehow have reached a chamber where they could survive for four days. Seven bodies were pulled out after the explosion, and two miners were hospitalized. Gov. Joe Manchin said the first hole reached the Upper Big Branch Mine after boring through about 1,090 feet of earth and rock. Rescuers banged on the drill pipe for 15 minutes in hopes of being heard below ground, but got no response. Officials said they also plan to set off three small explosions on the surface to send a seismic signal to the mine. Miners are trained to bang back on the drill’s casing, Manchin said. Sections of mine roof contain numerous metal bolts that help keep it in place and that trapped miners can bang on to signal their presence. Officials said they might need to drill as many as four holes to vent the mine, but Chris Adkins, chief operating officer for Massey, said today that two might be enough. Once rescuers can enter the mine it will take four or five hours to get far enough inside to check for survivors, who would be about 1,000 feet below the surface. “We hope, we pray that the first two holes that go down will give us enough information to where we can
The old cliché that a dog is man’s best friend is familiar to most. Well in the case of Kelli Raines, a dog is woman’s best friend. Raines has been volunteering at the Human Society of Allen County for three years now. “I’ve always liked animals, but my kids had graduated, and I was looking for something… somewhere to give. So I stopped in one day,” she said. What Raines likes the best about volunteering is how rewarding and fulfilling it is. “The animals are so appreciative, so happy to see you. If I’m not here I miss it,” Raines said. As a volunteer, Raines does the basics by walking dogs and cleaning cages, but she also points out the extensive knowledge she has gained from volunteering. “I’ve learned so much – the training of the dogs, a lot about the different breeds. I’ve helped in surgery, obedience training,” She said she goes to the Humane Society as often as she can to help take care of the cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs and hamsters they might have at any given time. Raines counts seeing animals being adopted into loving homes as one of her favorite parts of this experience. She also enjoys socializing the animals, as many have been abused or abandoned.
“This cat was so shy when he got here,” Raines divulges of a striped feline who nuzzles her hand. “Now he’s just hanging out.” She mentions that they got several dachshunds from a puppy mill about a year ago and were able to give them homes. As for the animals that have been abused or abandoned, Raines confesses, “What we see is not always pleasant or pretty.” While many people identify themselves as being either a “cat person” or “dog person,” Raines said she’s both. “I’m fifty-fifty,” she said. As far as stereotypes go, she says that even though pit bulls are often characterized as ferocious killers, she feels they are the “sweetest ones” of all. “It’s all about how you raise them. People raise them to be killers, so they’re killers. Really, they’re the sweetest dogs,” she added. The Humane Society has several outings throughout the year to promote their cause and draw awareness. “We go to the Square Fair, the mall. The shelter also holds a garage sale once a year. Volunteers also help with the area bingo. It’s just really, really neat to be involved here. If you have the least interest in animals, this is the place to be. It is very rewarding. We’re always in need of volunteers,” Raines said. And the animals can always use more best friends.
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pull the atmosphere back to where it is not explosive and get back in there,” Adkins said. The quality and quantity of coal produced at Upper Big Branch make the mine one of gems of Massey’s operation. The mine produced more than 1.2 million tons of coal last year and uses the lowest-cost underground mining method, making it more profitable. The mine produces metallurgical coal that is used to make steel and sells for up to $200 a ton — more than double the price See MINE, page 2
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AG says Haim obtained 550 pills before death
By ANTHONY McCARTNEY The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Actor Corey Haim employed “doctor shopping” to obtain 553 prescription pills in the two months before his death, California Attorney General Jerry Brown said Tuesday. Haim obtained the meds, which included Valium, Vicodin, Xanax and Soma, through seven different doctors and seven pharmacies, Brown said, and he used an alias on at least one occasion. Brown said it did not appear the doctors knew Haim was obtaining prescriptions through multiple sources. He said investigators verified Haim filled the prescriptions this year, but have also found that thousands of pills were obtained in Haim’s By MICHAEL RUBINKAM The Associated Press name before then. He called Haim — the star of 1980s films such as “The Lost Boys” and “License to Drive” — a “poster child” for prescription drug abuse. He said that it wasn’t just celebrities who were obtaining massive quantities of prescription drugs through doctor-shopping. “We think it illustrates a problem that is more widespread,” Brown said. His office has pursued more than 200 cases statewide involving prescription abuse by both doctors and patients. Haim’s activities described by Brown Tuesday are separate from a fraudulentlyobtained prescription Haim may have obtained. That prescription for the painkiller Oxycontin was found during an investigation into a ring that illegally obtained prescription pads and used the
For The Record
ARNETT, Thomas F. “Tom,” 61, of Wapakoneta, Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta, the Rev. Matt Lee officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Wapakoneta. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today and 9:30-10 a.m. Thursday at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, St. Rt. 501, Wapakoneta. Memorials may be directed to the St. Rita’s Hospice. Condolences may be expressed at www. bayliffandeleyfh.com. ALTENBURGER, Jerome “Whitey,” 88, of Ottoville, Mass of Christian Burial begins at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the Rev. John Stites officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery with military rites by the Ottoville VFW and Fort Jennings American Legion. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today at LoveHeitmeyer Funeral Home’s Jackson Township location where scripture service starts at 2 p.m. and an American Legion service at 7 p.m. Memorials are to donor’s choice.
and sextuplets — at their home in eastern Pennsylvania. The show ended its run in November, and their divorce became final in December. ALLENTOWN, Pa. — The no-fault divorce setJon Gosselin plans to sue extlement gave Kate Gosselin wife Kate for primary custody primary custody of the chilof their eight children because dren and the family home her appearances on “Dancing in Wernersville, Pa., about With the Stars” have turned 50 miles northwest of her into an absentee mom, a Philadelphia. lawyer for the former reality List said Kate Gosselin has show dad told The Associated been pursuing her career at the Press on Tuesday. expense of the children. Jon Gosselin’s new lawyer, “If she’s truly committed Anthony List, said he plans to and dedicated to these chilfile papers in Berks County dren, as I believe she is, then Court in Pennsylvania this she should open her eyes and week to reopen their divorce (Continued from page 1) up safe. see what’s happening to these settlement. “The coal community is children,” List said. “Their for the type of coal used by coming together and praying List said that Kate Gosselin’s life is topsy-turvy. Jon can power plants. participation in the smash ABC for miners and their families,” give them stability.” dance competition show has Federal regulators probing he said. “It’s just so important the explosion plan to review to show the community this Massey’s safety violations, kind of support.” Manchin said the first drill many of which involved ventCOLUMBUS (AP) — records in other cities, including methane gas. If the odor- hole entered the section of the An early taste of summer in ing Toledo, Dayton and Ohio has given Cleveland and Youngstown. less, colorless gas is not kept mine about a football field’s Columbus new daily record The weather service cautions at safe levels, a small spark length away from a rescue MONROE (AP) — The can ignite it. highs for the fourth time since that the hot, dry weather is keepchamber where officials hope April started. ing conditions perfect for grass suspects squealed, and one Massey is still contesting the miners sought refuge. The temperature hit 85 fires. A large brush fire in south- of them bit, but southwest more than a third of all its Searchers would have degrees in Cleveland and 84 east Ohio was declared under Ohio police have rounded violations at the Montcoal, to navigate in the darkness in Columbus on Tuesday, control by 11 p.m. Tuesday up two fugitive pigs. W.Va., mine since 2007. In around debris from structures breaking the cities’ old highs after shutting down part of U.S. Patrolman Eric Walton the past year, federal inspec- shattered by the explosion for the date on the books Route 33 for a time. of the small city of Monroe tors have proposed more than and around sections of track since 1929. Forecasters say rainstorms calls it the most memorable $1 million in fines for viola- that were “wrapped like a The National Weather expected tonight will reduce chase of his 18-year career. Service says Tuesday’s the fire threat and bring down Police responded Tuesday tions at the mine. Only 16 pretzel,” said Kevin Stricklin, an administrator from the fedpercent have been paid. warmth also tied or broke temperatures. morning to a call of loose Bombarding federal reg- eral Mine Safety and Health pigs in a residential area. ulators with appeals is an Administration. Walton spotted the two increasingly common indus“There’s so much dirt and GREENFIELD (AP) — A The fire was in Greenfield, black potbellied pigs eat- try tactic since the 2006 Sago dust and everything is so dark southern Ohio man now faces Herald_1.83inx3in Delphos about 50 miles southwest of ing grass in a front yard, mine disaster that killed 12 that it’s very easy, as hard as Page 1 of 1 murder charges in the deaths of Columbus. his two young sons in a house Police said at the time that and he and other officers led to stiffer fines and new it may seem to any of us outfire authorities believe he set. Coonrod appeared to be intoxi- cornered them. One bit enforcement to punish the side in this room, to walk by Highland County authorities cated. He was arrested on child Walton’s shoe then raised worst offenders, according to a body,” Stricklin said. Manchin said he continues say a grand jury has indicted endangerment charges and held up and grabbed his knee in an Associated Press review of its mouth before a neigh- records from the Mine Safety to meet with the families, but 42-year-old Wesley Coonrod on $1 million bond. had no updates regarding the on two counts of aggravated He’s now being held without bor’s rope helped bring the and Health Administration. In an interview Tuesday two injured miners pulled to murder and also an arson bond pending a court appear- pigs into custody. charge in the March 7 fire that ance on the new charges. A Police returned the pigs with AP, Massey CEO Don the surface after the exploers the SilverSneakers Fitness killed 4-year-old Thomas and If your Medicare health plan offers the SilverSneakers Fitness cited Blankenship downplayed the sion. message was left Wednesday to their owner and out at Curves for FREE. Call or his 3-year-old brother, Stephen. 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U.S. mine since 1984, when in the explosion along with 2010 Curves you could be working out at Curves for FREE. Call or stop by with your ©2010 Curves International, Inc. International, Inc. SilverSneakers® is a registered mark of Healthways, Inc. 27 people died in a fire at his nephews, Josh Napper, health plan member ID to see if you’re eligible. nformation. Visit www.silversneakers.com for more information. Emery Mining Corp.’s mine 25, and Cory Davis, 20. WORK OUT FOR FREE The elder Davis’ son, in Orangeville, Utah. If the four missing bring the total Timmy Davis Jr., described The World’s Leader in Women’s Fitness to 29, it would be the most to his father as passionate about 419-692-2388 die in a U.S. coal mine since the outdoors and the mines. 1875 E. Fifth Street • Delphos a 1970 explosion killed 38 at “He loved to work underwww.curves.com Finley Coal Co. in Hyden, ground,” the younger Davis said. Two other family memKy. 00-0000 000-000-0000 000-000-0000 000-000-0000 000-000-0000 000-000-0000 000-000-0000 000-000-0000 92-2388 419-692-2388 In the area about 30 miles bers survived, he said. Local Address Address Local Local Address Local Address E. Fifth Street Address Local Address Local Address Local Fifth Street Address 1875 During pauses at Tuesday’s south of Charleston where Local Address Address Local Local Address Local Address Local Address Local OH 45833 Address Local OH 45833 Address Delphos, Address coal is king, people anxiously service at St. Joseph’s, some awaited word on the missing. leaned over and consoled Larry Asbury’s son is on a each other. “It’s such a terrible time mine rescue team. He joined about 50 mourners who for West Virginia, but it’s so packed the creaky pews of the important to ask for God’s modest St. Joseph Catholic help,” said Bishop Michael J. Church a few miles from the Bransfield. Though the situation looked disaster to honor the victims and pray that the missing turn bleak, the governor pointed to the 2006 Sago Mine explosion that killed 12. Crews found miner Randal McCloy Delphos Herald Jr. alive after he was trapped 1.83in. x 3in. for more than 40 hours in an atmosphere poisoned with carbon monoxide. FRI. & SAT.
Jon Gosselin: Kate ignores kids to be on ‘Dancing’
taken her away from the children, and that she has delegated most child-rearing responsibilities to three nannies. “Without a doubt, she’s an absentee parent,” he said. Kate Gosselin’s attorney, Mark Momjian, called the allegation reckless and “patently false.” “It’s deplorable to make a comment like that,” he said. “I know Kate Gosselin is all about her children, and she’s always been about her children. Let him file what he says he’s going to file and we’ll respond accordingly.” The two formerly starred on the hit TLC reality show “Jon & Kate Plus 8,” which chronicled the lives of the Gosselins and their large brood — twins
stolen identities of doctors to fill them out. The pills Brown said Haim obtained in the two months before his death included 149 tablets of the painkiller Vicodin and 194 tablets of the muscle relaxant Soma. He also received 15 tablets of Xanax and 195 tablets of Valium, both of which are depressants, Brown said. Haim, 38, died March 10 after collapsing in his mother’s apartment. Haim struggled with drugs throughout his life. He was also suffering from flulike symptoms before his death and his official cause of death has not been released. Coroner’s officials have said they found four prescriptions in Haim’s name in the apartment where he collapsed, and all were prescribed by a doctor treating the actor.
EXTENDED FORECAST FRIDAY: Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. West winds 5 to 10 mph increasing to around 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph in the afternoon. FRIDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy in the evening becomST. RITA’S ing mostly clear. Lows in the A boy was born April mid 30s. 6 to Matthew and Lindsay S A T U R D A Y , Hummer of Delphos. SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear. Highs in the mid 60s. Lows in the lower 40s. OCAL RICES SUNDAY-TUESDAY : Corn: $3.19 Partly cloudy. Highs in the Wheat: $4.14 lower 70s. Lows in the upper Beans: $9.26 40s.
High temperature Tuesday in Delphos was 82 degrees, low was 61. High a year ago today was 39, low was 30. Record high for today is 85, set in 2001. Record low is 15, set in 1972. WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county The Associated Press TONIGHT: Showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the evening. Chance of rain 80 percent. THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Breezy. Near steady temperatures in the lower 50s. West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. THURSDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. West winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph diminishing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight.
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Scholars of the Day
St. John’s Scholar of the Day is Scott Recker. Congratulations Scott! Jefferson’s Scholar of the Day is Sean Wagner. Congratulations Sean!
Warm spell shatters more Ohio records
Police collar runaway pigs
Students can pick up their awards in their school offices.
Father charged with murder in sons’ deaths
Items taken from unlocked vehicle
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Delphos Police were called to the 700 block of West First Street at 11:39 a.m. Tuesday in reference to a theft complaint. Upon officers’ arrival, the victim stated that someone had gained entry into their unlocked vehicle and taken money and personal items.
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Delphos Police were contacted at 7:41 a.m. Tuesday by a subject who stated they were assaulted by two subjects during the night as they slept at a family member’s residence. The victim stated that two subjects were upset over a prior occurrence that had happened between the victim and one of the subjects involved.
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Ohio inmate death ruled a homicide
TOLEDO (AP) — The attorney for family members of a man who died while in an Ohio jail says a new ruling that the 2004 death was a homicide could lead them to seek harsher criminal charges against sheriff’s employees now facing civil rights charges in the death. “That is something that is under discussion right now,” Cleveland lawyer Joel Levin said Tuesday. “It may well be that we will be asking for that. It may well be, but that’s not final.” Levin said the family is waiting to see how federal prosecutors — who have said Carlton Benton was beaten in jail and the sheriff tried to cover it up — respond to the new coroner’s ruling. Initially, the Lucas County Coroner’s office in Toledo had ruled the death to be from natural causes. Coroner James Patrick said Monday that his office revised the manner of death from natural causes to homicide last month based on newly provided FBI witness statements indicating Benton was asphyxiated by a “sleeper hold,” which cuts off the flow of blood to the brain and causes a person to lose consciousness. The new ruling came about six weeks before Sheriff James Telb and three others are scheduled to face a federal criminal trial for alleged civil rights violations related to Benton’s death. Benton, 25, was being held in the Lucas County jail on $1 million bond on aggravated murder charges in the February 2004 deaths of his paralyzed cousin and the cousin’s wife.
Students Celebrate Music in Education
Above: St. John Grade School has been celebrating Music in Education Month (March). Students from Ohio Northern’s music program performed for the students. A choral group sang and the steel drum ensemble played. Music teacher Mr. Parr joins in with students in the Conga line. Students are, from left, fifth-graders Allison Gerberick and Morgan Curran, Parr, second-grader Lincoln Mueller and first-grader Chase Martin. Left: First-graders Kambryn Rohr, Jada Schafer and Kaylie Kill enjoy the music.
He could have faced the death penalty if convicted. His family believes he was innocent of the crimes. “We don’t think the evidence was good against him for the homicide,” Levin said. “There is nothing by history or motive or any other reason to think him guilty.” County Prosecutor Julia Bates said she’ll likely wait for the outcome of the federal case against the sheriff and others before considering whether to bring state charges in Benton’s death. “Originally, the death was not ruled a homicide,” she said. “If there is a change in the ruling and the cause of death, we’d have an obligation to do further investigation here.” Attorney Rick Kerger said Telb will prove his innocence at trial and intends to keep his job. A federal wrongful death lawsuit filed by Benton’s family against the county and the four men charged in the federal case is pending the outcome of the criminal case. Levin said the change in the coroner’s ruling helps strengthen the family’s suit. Jail records show Benton had been taken to a Toledo hospital on May 28, 2004, after having convulsions. He returned two days later to a medical cell, where corrections officers said a sheriff’s sergeant “had a chokehold on him and kept it on him longer than he needed,” the reports show. A corrections officer later noticed Benton was not breathing. He was brought back to the hospital and died two days later.
Cleveland zoo: vets vs. cunning creatures
By JAMES EWINGER The Plain Dealer CLEVELAND (AP) — They don’t teach animal cunning in medical school, but it’s a great diagnostic tool if your patients are among the 3,000 animals at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. A Case Western Reserve University graduate student will try to trick a small, furry primate into surrendering a saliva sample. A rhino will volunteer its leg to receive a pedometer in return for a tasty reward, and restaurant-quality fish will lure a pair of California sea lions to a checkup. Treatment and diagnostic strategies vary from species to species because the patients can’t talk, many are naturally elusive, and some are just plain scary. Still others are too small for many tests. So the zoo has what amounts to its own Crime Scene Investigation unit, composed of three veterinarians, three Ph.D.s and five graduate students who assist or conduct their own research at the zoo. Among them is Dr. Pam Dennis, a vet who also has a doctorate in preventive medicine and a master’s degree in
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Obama: Nuke terrorism the top threat to US
By ROBERT BURNS and ANNE FLAHERTY The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Rewriting America’s nuclear strategy, the White House on Tuesday announced a fundamental shift that calls the spread of atomic weapons to rogue states or terrorists a worse threat than the nuclear Armageddon feared during the Cold War. The Obama administration is suddenly moving on multiple fronts with a goal of limiting the threat of a catastrophic international conflict, although it’s not yet clear how far and how fast the rest of the world is ready to follow. In releasing the results of an in-depth nuclear strategy review, President Barack Obama said his administration would narrow the circumstances in which the U.S. might launch a nuclear strike, that it would forgo the development of new nuclear warheads and would seek even deeper reductions in American and Russian arsenals. His defense secretary, Robert Gates, said the focus would now be on terror groups such as al-Qaida as well as North Korea’s nuclear buildup and Iran’s nuclear ambitions. “For the first time, preventing nuclear proliferation and nuclear terrorism is now at the top of America’s nuclear agenda,” Obama said, distancing his administration from the decades-long U.S. focus on arms competition with Russia and on the threat posed by nuclear missiles on hair-trigger alert. “The greatest threat to U.S. and global security is no longer a nuclear exchange between nations, but nuclear terrorism by violent extremists and nuclear proliferation to an increasing number of states,” he said, spelling out the core theme of the new strategy. Obama’s announcement set the stage for his trip to Prague Thursday to sign a new arms reduction agreement with Russia. And it precedes a gathering in Washington next Monday of government leaders from more than 40 countries to discuss improving safeguards against terrorists acquiring nuclear bombs. In May, the White House will once again help lead the call for disarmament at the United Nations in New York during an international conference on strengthening the Nuclear Non-Proliferation
One Year Ago • The Delphos Public Library will celebrate “National Library Week” April 13-18 with several events for the community. Special guest Sarah from Panera Bread will present a program for children in grades K-5. “Magic by Jordan Rode” is a family program for children and adults. Judy Tolhurst will present “Oil Painting with the Bob Ross Technique”. Finally, the library will accept “Food for Fines” during the week. 25 Years Ago — 1985 • Hedrick School was once located at the corner of State Routes 224 and 190 in Fort Jennings. The site is now a roadside park. The Putnam County school’s class of 1913 included Agnes Schulte, Hildegard Schimmoeller, Ben Schulte, Philomena Kohls, Clara Martin, Eugene Kohls, Leon Kohls, Claude Wheeler, Earl Rower, Flora Martina, Emma Shroufe, Frank Schulte, Harold Rower, Arnold Martin and Tilman Schingler. • Jefferson baseball team topped New Knoxville 6-3. Winning pitcher was Robb Poling. Toby Kimmett took over in the fifth inning and was credited with a save. Leading hitters for the Wildcats were Eric Carder, 2-for3, and Poling, 3-for-4 with a home run. Kimmett, Don Anspach, Scott Sakemiller and Brian Pothast also had hits for Jefferson. • Fort Jennings Ambitious J’s 4-H Club met in the grade school gym. The Teens Entertain Group prepared an Easter party for 4-H members, guests and special guest Virginia Zirkle, Putnam County extension agent. Demonstrations were given and Cheryl Von Lehmden gave a presentation about her trips to Washington D.C. and Chicago. 50 Years Ago — 1960 • Delphos representatives of the Green Thumb Garden Club walked away with a host of prizes at the third annual Garden and Outdoor Living Show being held at the National Guard Armory in Lima. Mrs. Richard Shirack, president of the local club, won the Tri-color award and received a gold cup in recognition for her exhibit in the April Shower classification. Shirack had four arrangements entered in the show and received three blue ribbons and one red ribbon. Mrs. E.L. Staup, member of the local group and also a member of the Region Two OAGC Judges Guild received first, second and third prizes for her exhibits and Mrs. Benno Miller, also a member of the Delphos club and Judges Guild, was awarded honorable mention for her entry. 75 Years Ago — 1935 • Mrs. Lloyd Williams and Anna Humphreys were hostesses to the Ladies Loyal League of Leatherwood at the Williams home on West Third Street. Present in addition to the members of the group were Martha Thomas, Mrs. Homer Roberts, Mrs. Brundage, Alice Jones, Avonalle Jones and Evelyn Truesdale. • Wm. B. Gladen, chairman of the local Better Housing drive, reports that good progress is being made in the survey which is now being made in Delphos and that the results are very encouraging. The canvassers are finding people in general here much interested and are meeting with a good response. Several local people have already indicated their intention to erect new homes. • An interesting program in keeping with the season of gardening and also with Arbor Day was presented at the regular meeting of Riverside Grange. Enos Fosnaught presented 40 specimens of native Ohio trees. The largest number of the specimens were named correctly by Stanley Peltier.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal court threw the future of Internet regulations into doubt Tuesday with a far-reaching decision that went against the Federal Communications Commission and could even hamper the government’s plans to expand broadband access in the United States. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that the FCC lacks authority to require broadband providers to give equal treatment to all Internet traffic flowing over their networks. That was a big victory for Comcast Corp., the nation’s largest cable company, which had challenged the FCC’s authority to impose such “network neutrality” obligations on broadband providers. Supporters of network neutrality, including the FCC chairman, have argued that the policy is necessary to prevent broadband providers from favoring or discriminating against certain Web sites and online services, such as Internet phone programs or software that runs in a Web browser. Advocates contend there is precedent: Nondiscrimination rules have traditionally applied to so-called “common carrier” networks that serve the public, from roads and highways to electrical grids and telephone lines. But broadband providers such as Comcast, AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. argue that after spending billions of dollars on their networks, they should be able to sell premium services and manage their systems to prevent certain applications from hogging capacity.
African-American tea party supporters taking heat
By VALERIE BAUMAN The Associated Press conservatives say they were drawn to the tea party movement because of what they consider its commonsense fiscal values of controlled spending, less taxes and smaller government. The fact that they’re black — or that most tea partyers are white — should have nothing to do with it, they say. “You have to be honest and true to yourself. What am I supposed to do, vote Democratic just to be popular? Just to fit in?” asked Clifton Bazar, a 45-year-old New Jersey freelance photographer and conservative blogger. Opponents have branded the tea party as a group of racists hiding behind economic concerns — and reports that some tea partyers were lobbing racist slurs at black congressmen during last month’s heated health care vote give them ammunition. But these black conservatives don’t consider racism representative of the movement as a whole — or race a
Treaty. Congressional Democrats hailed Tuesday’s announcement, but some Republicans said it could weaken the nation’s defense. Rep. Buck McKeon of California, the top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, said the policy change could carry “clear consequences” for security and he was troubled by “some of the language and perceived signals imbedded” in the policy. Two leading Senate voices on nuclear strategy, Arizona Republicans John McCain and Jon Kyl, criticized the Obama policy’s restrictions on using nuclear arms to retaliate against a chemical or biological attack. “The Obama Administration must clarify that we will take no option off the table to deter attacks against the American people and our allies,” the senators said in a joint statement. From the start of his term in office, Obama has put halting the spread of atomic arms near the top of his defense priorities. But during his first year he failed to achieve a significant breakthrough on arguably the two biggest threats: Iran and North Korea.
WASHINGTON — When you’re Michael Steele, there’s no waking up and thinking: Ahhhh, at least the worst is over. Whatever the week, Monday is the start of another very bad one. No exception to the trend, this week began dramatically. First, Steele’s chief of staff, Ken McKay, resigned in another RNC stab (cue soundtrack from “Psycho”) at damage control in the wake of profligate spending and that whole bondage-stripper thing. Next, Steele’s longtime political consulting firm, On Message, severed ties with the RNC head. His relentless off-messaging apparently was hurting the company’s brand. Nothing personal, of course. High regard and all that. “We wish him well,” said consultant Curt Anderson, as he lowered himself into the Titanic’s last lifeboat. And that was the good part of the week. Still to come was reaction to the latest on the list of “Things Michael Steele Shouldn’t Have Said”: It’s about race. Appearing recently on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Steele told George Stephanopoulos that being African-American has magnified his travails. Stephanopoulos had asked Steele whether his race gave him a “slimmer margin for error.” “The honest answer is
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yes,” said Steele. “It just is. Howard-Hill, a University Barack Obama has a slimmer of Tennessee-Chattanooga political science margin. We all -- a professor, lawyer lot of folks do. It’s a and Republican different role for me activist. And, some to play and others to might say ... a trouplay, and that’s just the blemaker? reality of it.” “I wear the label Except that Africanvery proudly,” she American Republicans says. aren’t buying it. For Howard-Hill is starters, Steele was a familiar name elected by the preParker in party polidominantly white tics, especially party. After months of unforced errors, he in Tennessee, where she is can’t now turn around and running for Congress after charge his party with rac- decades of recruiting blacks ism. Actually, racism would to the GOP. A Georgiamean expecting less from an born scholar whose childAfrican-American than from hood memories include a cross burning in her front a white counterpart. If you can’t play the race yard, she seems an unlikely card with your own race, you Republican. “You have to be a litmight be in a heap of denial. As Juliette Ochieng wrote in tle crazy to be an Africana blog item that was picked American Republican. I up by BookerRising.net, the admit that.” But Howard-Hill sees the black, moderate-conservative news site: “Mr. Steele’s mar- Republican Party as her natugin for error is smaller than ral home and, importantly, it was when he first became the best route for economic RNC chair due entirely to empowerment. “Some of us are tired of the fact that he has made so many errors and due to the being poor.” When she goes into fact that he seems incapable black churches to preach of learning from them.” It’s not clear who the GOP Gospel, HowardSteele thinks his audience Hill reminds congregants is when he deals the race that blacks were first elected card. Meanwhile, black to Congress as Republicans Republicans have their own during Reconstruction and complaints about Steele, prin- that their birthright was stocipally that the RNC leader len by the Dixiecrats. has failed to support AfricanIn South Carolina, rising Republican star Marvin American candidates. One of the more outspo- Rogers, a candidate for the ken among these is Jean South Carolina Legislature,
ALBANY, N.Y. — They’ve been called Oreos, traitors and Uncle Toms, and are used to having to defend their values. Now black conservatives are really taking heat for their involvement in the mostly white tea party movement — and for having the audacity to oppose the policies of the nation’s first black president. “I’ve been told I hate myself. I’ve been called an Uncle Tom. I’ve been told I’m a spook at the door,” said Timothy F. Johnson, chairman of the Frederick Douglass Foundation, a group of black conservatives who support free market principles and limited government. “Black Republicans find themselves always having to prove who they are. Because the assumption is the Republican Party is for whites and the Democratic Party is for blacks,” he said. Johnson and other black
reason to support it. Angela McGlowan, a black congressional candidate from Mississippi, said her tea party involvement is “not about a black or white issue.” “It’s not even about Republican or Democrat, from my standpoint,” she told The Associated Press. “All of us are taxed too much.” Still, she’s in the minority. As a nascent grassroots movement with no registration or formal structure, there are no racial demographics available for the tea party movement; it’s believed to include only a small number of blacks and Hispanics. Some black conservatives credit President Barack Obama’s election — and their distaste for his policies — with inspiring them and motivating dozens of black Republicans to plan political runs in November. For black candidates like McGlowan, tea party events are a way to reach out to voters of all races with her conservative message.
is telegraphing the same message with his book “Silence Makes the Loudest Sound.” Basically, conservative blacks want their party back. But many political candidates are being hampered in part by a lack of access to the RNC coffers, says HowardHill. She blames Steele, and amends his different-standards defense accordingly. “I would say we’re (blacks) treated differently within the party. But in terms of integrity, the standard is the same. Michael needs to own up because it’s not race. From day one, he has messed up. ... If he wants to play the race card, play it with us.” To be fair to Steele, he didn’t introduce the race issue and was responding to a question. Nevertheless, his answer and the AfricanAmerican Republican response have shed light on Steele’s central flaw. As always, it isn’t the mistake that brings you down; it’s the cover-up. In Steele’s case, the coverup is pride — an unwillingness to take personal responsibility. Whether it’s the poor staffer who approved $1,900 for a strip club or the chief of staff who got the boot, it’s always someone else’s fault. Steele needs to face the truth and set himself — and his party — free. Kathleen Parker’s e-mail address is kathleenparker@ washpost.com.
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TODAY 6 p.m. — Shepherds of Christ Associates meet in the St. John’s Chapel. 6:30 p.m. — Delphos Kiwanis Club meets at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. The Delphos Area Alzheimer’s Support Group meets at the Sarah Jane Living Center, 328 W. Second St. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. 7:30 p.m. — Hope Lodge 214 Free and Accepted Masons, Masonic Temple, North Main Street. 9 p.m. — Fort Jennings Lions Club meets at the Outpost Restaurant. THURSDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 5-7 p.m. — The Interfaith Thrift Shop is open for shopping. 8 p.m. — American Legion Post 268, 415 N. State St. FRIDAY 7:30 a.m. — Delphos Optimist Club, A&W DriveIn, 924 E. Fifth St. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 1-4:30 p.m. — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. 4-7 p.m. — American Legion Post 268, 415 N. State St, will hold its weekly fish fry. SATURDAY 8:30-11:30 a.m. — St. John’s High School recycle, 600 block of East Second Street. 9 a.m. - noon — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. St. Vincent DePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. John’s High School parking lot, is open. The facility can also be opened by appointment by calling John Trentman at 419-692-7185. Cloverdale recycle at village park. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. SUNDAY 1-4 p.m. — Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St. Kalida. MONDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 6 p.m. — Middle Point Village Council meets 7-9 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Annex Museum, 241 N. Main St., will be open. Please notify the Delphos Herald at 419-695-0015 if there are any corrections or additions to the Coming Events column.
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Owens Community College announced its fall academic honors. To be named, students must achieve at least a 3.5 gpa. Among the 3,400 named were the following local students: Ron Schimmoller of Cloverdale, skilled trades mechanical; Kimberly Torman of Cloverdale, criminal justice technology; Molly Verhoff of Cloverdale, social work concentration; Brandon Altman of Delphos, spec registration population; and Kayla Weber of Delphos, radiography major; Lauren Kleman of Fort Jennings, pre-medical imaging transfer; Robbie Knippen of Fort Jennings, registered nurse program; Joann Kraft of Fort Jennings, accounting technology; Crystal Deal of Van Wert, business management tech; Brandon Hundley of Van Wert, skilled trades build maint.; Eason Ladd of Van Wert, CAD technology; Steve Sanderson of Van Wert, criminal justice technology; Derek Strick of Van Wert, AA general concentration.
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It is spring break week for the school children. The week has started with a sunny and beautiful Monday morning with temperatures in the low 60s. Daughters Elizabeth, 15, and Verena, 12, are doing the laundry. It looks like a good day to dry the clothes on the line outside. Susan, 14, is sweeping the floors. Benjamin, 10; Joseph, 7; Lovina, 5, and Kevin, 4, are outside. The two older boys are sweeping off our paved driveway. Loretta, 9, is on the couch with a sore ankle from yesterday afternoon. I have her holding an ice pack on it but it looks like I will have to call the doctor to see if it should be X-rayed. Hopefully it is not a break. She was swinging and jumped off the swing before it came to a complete stop and might have twisted her ankle. Yesterday was Easter Sunday, a time of renewal and rebirth of the spirit, when hope is brought to life through the resurrection of the Lord. Easter morning, we had 13 extra guests for breakfast. They were some of daughter Elizabeth’s friends who dropped by unexpectedly. We served them a sim-
ple breakfast of scrambled eggs and toast. Later on we had an Easter egg hunt in our yard for our children. They were excited to find the candy-filled eggs. We then took the buggy to a local park where the children enjoyed the slides, swings and merry-gorounds. The children also colored 10 dozen eggs last week. It is always a big mess but it was worth hearing the children talk about what Easter is all about. It was touching when Kevin came up to me and said “We have Easter because Jesus died on the cross for our sins.” He had been listening to the older children while they were reading the Bible story about Jesus’s resurrection. Husband Joe returned to work today after being off a week. He accomplished quite a bit of work here at home last week. On Saturday, the boys and Joe planted 50 pounds of red potatoes. We can see the radishes and the peas popping through the soil. Dandelion greens are still on the menu. The hard-boiled eggs the children colored get used up in the dandelion salad that we make. The girls will also make egg salad with the eggs. Good Friday was also a quiet, relaxing family day for us. The after-
noon we had a surprise visit from sister Liz, Levi, and their four children who were visiting from Indiana. They had spent Thursday evening and Friday forenoon at sister Verena and Susan’s. Levi assisted them in tearing out a wall in their house. Verena and Susan asked brother Albert and sons to put in a supporting beam where the wall once was to make more room for them. Albert was to start on Saturday. I imagine he was glad that Levi gave him a head-start on tearing out the wall. Uncle Joe and Aunt Betty also stopped in for a short visit on Thursday evening. We were ready to leave for a doctor appointment so we did not get to visit with them long. The children enjoy homemade egg salad as a sandwiches. We also make this for church sometime it is like a mock ham salad. EGG SALAD 3 pounds cooked hot dogs, ground up fine (or you can use your own equivalent home-butchered pork product) 2 1/2 dozen hard-cooked eggs ground up fine 1 32-ounce jar of salad dressing (Miracle Whip type, or you can make your own homemade version) 1/4 cup onions 1/3 cup celery diced fine Mix ingredients and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve on sandwiches. The onions and celery are optional.
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Delphos Mayor Michael Gallmeier addressed Delphos Optimists at a recent meeting to inform them of the upcoming Community Unity “Free Food on Us” mobile food pantry. Through donations, Community Unity hopes to distribute 200 food boxes to those in need from 4-6 p.m. April 19 at the Delphos Eagles Lodge. Volunteers will assemble the boxes with items purchased from the West Ohio Food Bank and surplus items from I&K Distributing. Households will have to sign off that they meet the income eligibility guidelines. Community Unity’s goal is to hold four quarterly mobile food pantries in 2010. The funds needed to achieve the goal is $1,000 for each pantry. To donate, make checks payable to Trinity United Methodist Church with Mobile Pantry in the memo line. Mail to Trinity UMC - Community Unity, 211 E. Third St., Delphos, OH 45833.
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6 – The Herald
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Miller City blasts Jefferson 13-9
By JIM METCALFE The Delphos Herald firstname.lastname@example.org MILLER CITY — A heavy wind was blowing out to left field Tuesday night at Miller City. With a short fence and a difficult night to pitch because pitchers were throwing against the wind, the host Wildcats used the long ball and the base-on-balls to down Jefferson 13-9 in nonconference action. “When you leave the ball up with the wind blowing out, plus with a Carder small park, you’re going to give up a lot of home runs and runs,” Jefferson coach Kyle Harmon noted. “We committed four errors and nine walks. We didn’t come ready to play. For me, that’s the story of the game. We can’t afford the mental mistakes and physical mistakes.” The host Wildcats (6-1) scored an unearned run (Rusty Lammers (2 runs, 4 runs batted in) in the bottom of the first against Jefferson starter Nik Moore (2 2/3 IPs; 6 hits, 9 runs, 5 earned, 5 walks, 3 Ks) to take a lead they would not relinquish. Jefferson (1-1) senior Craig Carder (4 runs, 5 RBIs) took advantage of the circumstances to dial long distance in the top of the second on a no-doubter to left for a 1-1 tie. Miller City used the long ball twice in the second frame: a 3-run blast by Lammers (with both runners on via the free pass) and a 2-run shot from Derek Griggs (2-for-3, 3 runs); to take a 6-1 advantage. The Jeffcats bounced back with a 4-spot in the third versus Cody Vennekotter (2-0; 7 innings, 10 hits, 9 runs, 5 earned, 2 free passes, 4 Ks) to get within 6-5. Justin Rode got on via an error but was erased on a grounder by Austin Teeters. An error on a pop-up got Moore on board. A Nick Cook grounder erased Moore but Jordan Jettinghoff (2-for-4) bounced a hit into right to get Teeters home and put runners on the corners. After Jettinghoff stole second, Carder went yard to nearly the same spot as his first blast to get the Jeffcats within one. The Wildcats replied with three in the home half. A runscoring knock by Kyle Niese (3 runs, 2 RBIs) and a basesloaded free pass by Lammers accounted for two of the tallies and chased Moore from the mound, bringing in Curtis Miller. A wild pitch plated Niese for a 9-5 advantage. Jordan Vorst led off the Jefferson fourth with an opposite-field blast. Back-to-back
JEFFERSON (9) ab-r-h-rbi Nik Moore p/ss 4-0-1-0, Nick Cook 2b/p 4-1-0-0, Jordan Jettinghoff ss/3b/2b 4-1-2-1, Craig Carder 3b/1b 3-4-3-5, Austin Clarkson lf 3-0-0-0, Jordan Vorst cf 4-1-2-2, Colin Barclay 1b 1-0-0-0, Curtis Miller p/3b 1-1-0-0, Tony George ph 1-0-0-0, Justin Rode c 3-0-1-0, Austin Teeters rf 3-1-1-1. Totals 31-9-10-9. MILLER CITY (13) ab-r-h-rbi Kyle Niese cf 2-3-1-2. Brent Hermiller c 2-1-0-1, Rusty Lammers ss 3-2-1-4, Cody Vennekotter p 2-0-1-0, Cody Dukes 2b 4-0-0-0, Lee Drummelsmith rf 3-2-1-0, Jared Kern dh 3-0-0-0, Garrett Kaufman 1b/ph 1-0-0-0, Derek Griggs 3b 3-3-2-2, Brent Niese lf 4-2-1-3. Totals 27-13-7-12. Score by Innings: Jefferson 014 111 1-9 Miller City 1 5 3 4 0 0 x - 13 E: Carder 2, Jettinghoff, Lammers, Griggs, Kaufman; LOB: Jefferson 4, Miller City 5; 2B: Drummelsmith; 3B: Jettinghoff; HR: Carder 3, Vorst, Lammers, Griggs, B. Niese; SB: K. Niese 2, Jettinghoff, Lammers; CS: Jettinghoff, Clarkson (by Hermiller), Vorst (Hermiller). IP H R ER BB SO JEFFERSON Moore (L, 0-1) 2.2 6 9 5 5 3 Miller 1 1 4 3 4 2 Cook 2.1 0 0 0 0 2 MILLER CITY Vennekotter (W, 2-0) 7 10 9 5 2 4 WP: Miller 3, Moore, Cook; HBP: Clarkson (by Vennekotter).
singles by Teeters and Moore put runners on the corners but they were left there. Miller City responded with a 3-run round-tripper by Brent Niese (2 runs) in the home half of the inning, chasing Miller for Cook. A fielder’schoice by Brent Hermiller accounted for a 13-6 edge. The visitors had a chance to get closer in the fifth. Jettinghoff tripled to the fence in center. Carder walked. One out later, Carder took off for second on a doublesteal and Jettinghoff got caught in a rund o w n and was tagged out. A toughhop single Jettinghoff by Vorst (2-for-4, 2 RBIs) off shortstop Lammers allowed a hustling Carder to score the team’s eighth run. However, Vorst got caught stealing by Hermiller. In the sixth, Miller walked to lead off. A single to right center by Rode put runners on the corners and a grounder by Teeters scored Miller for a 13-8 deficit. With one out in the top of the seventh, Carder launched his third homer, a solo blast to virtually the same spot as his previous two. With two down, Vorst got aboard on an error but Vennekotter struck out the last batter. “We have decent pitching; we have there capable starters and another that is injured right now,” Miller City coach Dusty Pester said. “Our offense was solid today but it was a tough day to pitch. What we need to get better at is the defense. I feel we need to shore up the outfield defense as we move on.” Miller City hosts Ottoville 5 p.m. today. “We had some solid individual performances today,” Harmon added. “He hit the three home runs. We actually outhit them, so we have the talent in place. We just have to put it all together.” Jefferson entertains LCC at 5 p.m. Thursday.
By JAIME ARON AP Sports Writer SAN ANTONIO (AP) — His team whipped like never before, Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma walked off the court at halftime so slowly that there was no one else around him. His left hand was on his hip, his eyes were straight down. His mind was churning with thoughts of how to snap his club out of its funk. Leave it to Maya Moore to take care of that. Moore scored 11 points during a 17-2 run to start the second half of the national championship game, a burst that put the Huskies back in control and on their way to a 53-47 victory over Stanford Tuesday night. The win, their recordstretching 78th straight, capped the greatest two-year run in women’s college basketball history and earned Auriemma a much better way off the court — on the shoulders of his players. “I’ve never been prouder of a group of young people,” Auriemma said. “How they fought back today. It was easy for them to pack it in. People wondered, ‘What are you going to do the first time we’re in a close game?’ We reacted how champions react.” UConn trailed 20-12 at halftime. Yes, 20-12. The Huskies missed 18 straight shots, from layups to 3-pointers; a pair of missed free throws clanged away, too. Connecticut went 10 minutes, 37 seconds between points, a drought so long that Auriemma looked at his assistant coaches, shook his head and thought, “We may never score again.” Of all the teams in all the halves of all the women’s Final Four games, no team had ever scored this few points. Yet no matter how badly the Huskies were shooting,
Moore lifts Connecticut out of funk, into history
they kept playing championship defense. So instead of letting Stanford turn that slump into the foundation for an upset, Connecticut managed to remain within a few baskets. That’s why Auriemma didn’t have to say much at halftime. “We knew what we had to do,” said Moore, the tournament’s most outstanding player. “We knew we weren’t going to finish the game the way we started.” They wound up finishing this season the way they did last season: 39-0. National champions. Headed to the White House, as AP player of the year Tina Charles reminded everyone; during the trophy ceremony, she asked to send a message to President Obama, then hollered, “We’re baaaack!” UConn’s streak is moving into hallowed ground. With an 11-0 start in the fall, the Huskies would top the 88-game streak by John Wooden’s UCLA men in the early 1970s. They need to win the next five titles to match Wooden’s streak of seven straight championships. Auriemma can appreciate how hard that is considering this was the seventh of his 25-year career. He is one behind Tennessee’s Pat Summitt for most titles among women’s coaches. Stanford (36-2) was the last team to beat UConn, exactly two years before, at the 2008 Final Four. In the last 15 months, Stanford has beaten everyone its faced except Connecticut, this being the third straight loss. When they met Dec. 23 in Storrs, Stanford led at halftime, but lost by 12. It was the closest anyone had been to beating the Huskies all season. This time, victory “was there for the taking,” Cardinal coach Tara VanDerveer said. UConn trailed by nine points, its most throughout the streak. Connecticut’s sixpoint win was the first time during the run that the margin wasn’t double-digits. “You can feel sometimes so close and at the same time feel so far away,” VanDerveer said. “They’re beating these people by 30 or 40 points. We had a chance and I feel like we wasted some opportunities. ... We can’t talk about (closing the gap). We’ve got to beat them to close the gap.” With Charles and Kalana Greene departing, maybe there’s a chance for turnover on top. Then again, maybe not. The Huskies will still have Moore. “Maya Moore was the difference,” VanDerveer said. “If she’s on our team, we win. She really stepped up and made big plays for them. Really, she’s a great player and she made big plays.” Moore finished with 23 points and 11 rebounds. Charles added nine points, 11 rebounds, and 6 blocks. Stanford center Jayne Appel closed her career with a game to forget, going 0 for 12 and failing to score. That put more of a burden on Pac-10 player of the year Nnemkadi Ogwumike, and it was too much for the sophomore to handle. After scoring 38 points in the semifinals, she was held to 11, much of her energy perhaps burned while trying to chase Moore on defense. “Nneka is a young player,” VanDerveer said. “She will learn from this and watch it and say, ‘Hey, this is what I need to be doing.”’ Kayla Pedersen led the Cardinal with 15 points and 17 rebounds. The game was played in front of a crowd of 22,936 that included Vice President Joe Biden, who hugged the UConn players after the game, as well as former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. While
The Dukies win again .... booooo hiss boooo!!!
Biden showed impartiality in his cheering, Rice was rooting for Stanford — the school at which she served as provost for six years. She visited with the team at a morning shootaround, offering words of encouragement. Rice had hoped to see the Cardinal win their third championship and first since 1992; they’d already come into the game with the most wins in school history and riding the longest winning streak, 27 in a row. Stanford allowed the game’s first five points, then ripped off the next 12. The Cardinal lead peaked at 18-9. Moore put UConn back ahead 23-22 with a 3-pointer from the top of the key, then added a jumper. Charles blocked Ogwumike, starting a fast break that ended with a layup by Moore. JJ Hones’ 3-pointer with 11:46 left cut Stanford’s deficit to 29-25, but then Charles made her presence felt, scoring seven of the Huskies’ next nine points to make it 38-27 with 7:42 left. Stanford would only get as close as five the rest of the way. “Twelve points in the first half was extremely helpful for us, but we weren’t able to capitalize,” Pedersen said. “We kept fighting, kept fighting and things weren’t falling for us. We needed to make our own run and we didn’t really do that.” This was the sixth time the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the final AP Top 25 poll met for the title. The last came in 2002 when UConn beat Oklahoma in San Antonio. It also was the lowestscoring NCAA women’s final, just like Auriemma had jokingly predicted after seeing his team and Stanford struggle to shoot 3s in the semifinals. “I said the first team to 50 (points) wins, right?” he said. “Who knew?”
By The Associated Press GOLF BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN host Mike Tirico says “no one’s bigger than the Masters” as the network prepares to cover Tiger Woods’ comeback. ESPN airs the first two days of the tournament, though its broadcast window will include only part of Woods’ round Thursday and none Friday. The network will show highlights and live cut-ins during “SportsCenter” earlier in the day. ESPN executive vice president John Wildhack said on a conference call Tuesday that the Masters is “THE story line, and we’re here to cover the Masters tournament.” He says Woods is the biggest story line among players, but not the only one. BASEBALL NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball players are threatening to file a collusion grievance charging owners with conspiring against free agents last winter. New players’ association head Michael Weiner told The Associated Press that the union has concerns. Owners deny any wrongdoing. The Major League Baseball Players Association still hasn’t decided whether to go ahead with a grievance against owners alleging misconduct after the 2008 season. The sides reached a standstill agreement last year giving the union additional time to decide whether to proceed. The union filed collusion grievances following the 1985, 1986 and 1987 seasons. After arbitrators
ruled in the union’s favor, management agreed to a $280 million settlement. ATHLETICS JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Caster Semenya said she will return to competitive running on June 24 at a meet in Zaragoza, Spain. The 800-meter world champion said in a statement Tuesday that she had agreed to the request by Athletics South Africa to wait for the results of her gender verification tests, expected in June. Semenya said she decided to wait for the IAAF “to complete its process.” Semenya was prevented from running at a meet in Stellenbosch by ASA and threatened legal action. She said she would seek confirmation from the IAAF that it would complete the process by the beginning of June and still believed the decision to stop her competing was “unlawful and wrongful.” HORSE RACING HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Zenyatta arrived at Oaklawn Park after getting a hero’s welcome at the airport and a two-car police escort to the track where she’ll try to run her record to 16-0. The mare who created a sensation by beating the boys in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic arrived Tuesday in Hot Springs by chartered plane from Southern California. Zenyatta is set to run against a small field Friday in the Apple Blossom. Her rival, Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, declined an invitation after losing her season debut last month.
I watched the NCAA men’s championship game with some friends of mine at The Rustic. I don’t think anyone there was rooting for the Dukies. I won’t write about my thoughts on the officiating regarding the Duke/Butler game Monday night (nor, for that matter, the games I have watched regarding UConn’s women), about how they seemingly (yes, this is my utterly biased opinion but since my opinions are true and correspond to reality ...) get every call all the time. I won’t write about how I thought the officials should get their Duke jerseys off because it was clear they were only going to call what they HAD to against the Dukies — if there was an autopsy! Or about the horrendous intentional foul not called against Scheyer (or Singler?) that — guaranteed — would have been called against Butler. Or against the flat-out flopping of Brian Zoubek: he of the 7-1, 260-pound frame that acted as if he was shot out of a cannon every time someone — usually a 180-pound sopping wet with lead in his pockets guard — “charged” into him. Or using his opponents as stepladders for every rebound and then complaining about the officials having the audacity to call a foul on him when he was holding part of an opponent’s scalp. Editor’s Note: These are the opinions of a thoroughly unbiased observer of the game!!! I am sure every champion has been accused of this — of getting all the breaks and calls — including teams I like, so take these few paragraphs as a tongue-in-cheek commentary (some of it!!! Which ones??? lol) about the game. When you think about it, I have nothing to write about that game! hee hee. I know I will get criticism from some quarters about these comments: I take the game too seriously; I shouldn’t whine and complain; etc.; but isn’t it fun to sometimes pull someone’s chain in a playful way? The thing was, I had picked Duke to be in the finals, just not to win. They are a good team but they are the team everybody loves to hate because of their past arrogance that they didn’t seem to have this season. I will observe this about that game: I don’t think I have seen such a ultra-high-intensity game as that one; both teams were flying around and it looked like bees around honey. You had two teams that were pretty good offensively but the defenses
by Jim Metcalfe
Spencerville boys/girls win own track invite
Girls Team Rankings Spencerville 76.50; Delphos Jefferson 64; Fort Jennings 29.50. Girls 4x800 Meter Relay: Spencerville 11:12.20; Delphos Jefferson 12:03.60 (Korey Boggs, Katie Ring, Stephanie Koenig, Adrian Kimmett); Fort Jennings 14:08.30. Girls 100 Meter Hurdles: Kayla Mullenhour, DJ, 17.70; Bowsher, SP, 19.20; Maag, FJ, 20.30; Kill, SP, 20.40. Girls 100 Meter Dash: Bridget Culp, DJ, 13.40; Ley, SP, 13.50; Emily Fought, DJ, 14.10; Morgan Fischbach, DJ, 14.30; Kayla Mullenhour, DJ, 14.30; Miller, SP, 14.50; Barnes, SP, 14.60; Bruskotter,
FJ, 14.80. Girls 4x200 Meter Relay: Delphos Jefferson 1:51.40 (Kennedy Boggs, Emily Fought, Morgan Fischbach, Bridget Culp); Fort Jennings 1:58.90; Spencerville 1:59.80; Delphos Jefferson (Corinne Metzger, Breanna Strayer, Jenna Moreo, Chelsey Bishop). Girls 1600 Meter Run: Brown, SP, 5:40.60; Gilroy, SP, 5:43.60; Adrian Kimmett, DJ, 6:31.90; Stephanie Koenig, DJ, 6:53.10; Inkrott, FJ, 7:12.10; Hardesty, SP, 7:27.90; Dulle, FJ, 8:57.20. Girls 4x100 Meter Relay: Delphos Jefferson 51.90 (Kennedy Boggs, Emily Fought, Morgan Fischbach, Bridget Culp); Delphos Jefferson 57.10 (Corinne Metzger, Breanna Strayer, Jenna Moreo, Chelsey Bishop); Fort Jennings 57.40;
were a step ahead all night. Both teams left everything on that floor and I venture a guess there won’t be any regrets. You can always think back and wonder “what if I had done this in that situation” or some other thought but those guys played as hard as they possibly could and that is all any coach can really ask. Just think how close that last-second shot came to going in. Just an aside: I beat President Obama’s bracket for the second year in a row. Think I’ll get an interview with Clark Kellogg and Jim Nantz? Darn!! Opening Day has come and gone. Do you know what bothers me: how “tradition” has gone by the wayside with this. The Cincinnati Redlegs used to be the major-league opener — period — but that is no more. Is nothing sacred anymore? We already have the hideous designated hitter — which supposedly the majors are reconsidering, which I wholeheartedly; with my whole heart and soul; with a hearty ‘Amen!’, brother; can I say even 100 percent? support. Pitchers make a gazillion dollars and go out there every fifth day — or fourth if they are the ace — and they can’t learn how to bat? What do they do on their days off? Unbelievable! I remember some knothead on a Fox sports call-in show arguing that the DH was great because pitchers were hideous hitters and other Beelzebub but that begs the question: do they work at it? Why shouldn’t they? What, do they need to be paid more moolah to actually work at — gasp!! — the game of baseball?? Whatever happened to being an “athlete”?
Spencerville 58.20. Girls 400 Meter Dash: Ley, SP, 1:01.60; Schroeder, FJ, 1:02.20; Barnes, SP, 1:11.40; Adrian Kimmett, DJ, 1:11.60; Clay, FJ, 1:17.20; Katie Ring, DJ, 1:18.70. Girls 300 Meter Hurdles: Kayla Mullenhour, DJ, 50.30; Wisher, SP, 54.60; Norbeck, FJ, 55.40; Bowsher, SP, 56.20; Maag, FJ, 56.20; Brown, SP, 56.80; Kill, SP, 58.60. Girls 800 Meter Run: McConnell, SP, 2:42.30; Brown, SP, 2:43.20; Gilroy, SP, 2:47.80; Adrian Kimmett, DJ, 2:54.10; Stephanie Koenig, DJ, 3:06.70; Brown, FJ, 3:30.80; Kaverman, FJ, 3:32.70; Weems, FJ, 3:46.90. Girls 200 Meter Dash: Bridget Culp, DJ, 27.50; Ley, SP, 27.70; Schroeder, FJ, 28.00; Miller, SP, 29.40; Chandler,
FJ, 30.60; Corinne Metzger, DJ, 30.90; Piasecki, FJ, 32.00; Jenna Moreo, DJ, 32.10; Mesker, FJ, 32.20; Clay, FJ, 32.60; Heitmeyer, FJ, 32.60. Girls 3200 Meter Run: Ashley Gilroy, SP, 12:36.80; Brown, SP, 13:53.70; Wisher, SP, 14:42.60; Hardesty, SP, 16:40.70. Girls 4x400 Meter Relay: Spencerville 4:22.10; Delphos Jefferson 4:25.70 (Morgan Fischbach, Emily Fought, Kayla Mullenhour, Kennedy Boggs; Fort Jennings 4:39.40. Girls Shot Put: Keysor, SP, 36-02.00; Mallory Wilson, DJ, 33-10.00: Young, FJ, 30-01.00; Shelbi Brown, DJ, 29-10.00; Amanda Hamilton, DJ, 26-01.00; Barnes, SP, 24-01.00; Bethany Jettinghoff, DJ, See ROUNDUP, page 7
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
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The Storm team has, front from left, Nolan Patel, Seth Schwartz, Kale Lee and Joseph The Rockets Upward Basketball team for 2009-10 has, front from left, Mason Meyers, Grayson Ford, Drake Daily and Austin Lewis; and row two, coach Bryan Daily, Tanner Bonito; and back, coach Kraig Lee, Lucas Metcalfe, Trevor German, Garrett Hall, Logan Mathewson, Spencer Youngpeter, Keaton Jackson, Maverick Mohr, Jordan Brown and Core and coach Chuck Metcalfe. coach Jim Lewis.
23-02.00; Cooper, FJ, 20-08.00. Girls Discus Throw: Keysor, SP, 10510; Mallory Wilson, DJ, 102-07; Barnes, SP, 88-04; Young, FJ, 85-11; Amanda Hamilton, DJ, 80-07; Shelbi Brown, DJ, 76-05; Bethany Jettinghoff,DJ, 68-09; Cooper, FJ, 61-08. Girls Long Jump: Norbeck, FJ, 12-09.00; Vodickova, FJ, 12-04.00. Girls High Jump: Kennedy Boggs, DJ, 5-02.00; Chandler, FJ, 4-08.00; Kill, SP, 4-04.00. Girls Pole Vault: Korey Boggs, DJ, 7-06.00; Stacey Blockberger, DJ, 6-00.00; Bowsher, SP, 6-00.00. Boys Team Rankings: Spencerville 108.50, Delphos Jefferson 34, Fort Jennings 30.50. Boys 4x800 Meter Relay: Spencerville 9:49.10; Fort Jennings 11:20.80. Boys 110 Meter Hurdles: Pangle, SP, 17.90; Meyer, SP, 18.10; Wurst, FJ, 21.00; Smith, FJ, 21.50. Boys 100 Meter Dash: Smith, SP, 12.10; Kody Richardson, DJ, 12.30; Mahan, SP, 12.30; Nick Gallmeier, DJ, 12.40; Grigsby, SP, 12.40; Nick Dunlap, DJ, 12.50; Hefner, SP, 12.60; Cody Biglow, DJ, 12.60; Andrew Wiltsie, DJ, 12.60. Boys 4x200 Meter Relay: Spencerville 1:41.20; Fort Jennings 1:46.30; Spencerville 1:46.80. Boys 1600 Meter Run: Lenhart, SP, 5:02.60; Stewart, FJ, 5:09.10; Rex, SP, 5:15.30; Wisher, SP, 5:45.50; Jordan Barclay, DJ, 6:02.10; Schimmoeller, FJ, 6:07.60; Kleman, FJ, 7:26.30; Kleman, FJ, 7:30.50. Boys 4x100 Meter Relay: Delphos Jefferson 47.40 (Andrew Wiltsie, Nick Dunlap, Kody Richardson, Nick Gallmeier; Fort Jennings 50.40; Spencerville 50.60. Boys 400 Meter Dash: Lenhart, SP, 55.70; Nick Gallmeier, DJ, 56.50; Grigsby, SP, 57.70; Pangle, SP, 58.00; Nick Dunlap, DJ, 59.80; Jacob Leach, DJ, 1:00.20; Wurst, FJ, 1:06.90; Fetzer, SP, 1:07.00. Boys 300 Meter Hurdles: Hefner, SP, 44.40; Jordan Barclay , DJ, 53.60; Wurst, FJ, 54.70. Boys 800 Meter Run: Kraner, FJ, 2:17.20; Goecke, SP, 2:17.60; Davisson, SP, 2:17.70; Kleman, FJ, 3:23.70; Kleman, FJ, 3:34.10. Boys 200 Meter Dash: Mahan, SP, 24.60; Kody Richardson, DJ, 25.30; Andrew Wiltsie, DJ, 25.40; Nick Gallmeier, DJ, 25.70; Pangle, SP, 25.80; Cody Biglow, DJ, 26.00; Huntsman, FJ, 26.30; Joey Lindeman, DJ, 26.60. Boys 3200 Meter Run: Rex, SP, 11:30.80; Wisher, SP, 12:28.80; Wurst, FJ, 13:34.00; Kleman, FJ, 15:29.00. Boys 4x400 Meter Relay: Spencerville A 3:44.60; Spencerville B 3:47.80; Spencerville C 3:51.10; Fort Jennings 4:12.80. Boys Shot Put: Obringer, SP, 50-06.00; Cory Osting, DJ, 42-10.00; Justin Bame, DJ, 39-00.00; Krietemeyer, FJ, 35-05.00; Kill, SP, 35-03.00; A.J. Cross, DJ, 34-01.00; Gay, SP, 32-10.00; Stidham, SP, 30-11.00. Boys Discus Throw: Obringer, SP, 152-09; Shumate, SP, 124-01; Gay, SP, 113-01; Cory Osting, DJ, 105-00; Krietemeyer, FJ, 101-10; Kill, SP, 92-09; Krouskop, SP, 81-04; Kirk Klaus, DJ, 77-11. Boys Long Jump: Binkley, SP, 19-09.00; Smith, SP, 17-07.50; Andrew Wiltsie, DJ, 17-06.50; Cody Biglow, DJ,
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----Elida girls win tri-meet
16-11.50; Smith, FJ, 16-11.50; Kohli, FJ, 14-04.50; Schnipke, FJ, 13-08.50. Boys High Jump: Binkley, SP, 6-01.00; Kody Richardson, DJ, 5-08.00; Geocke, SP, 5-08.00; Meyer, SP, 5-06.00; Joey Lindeman, DJ, 5-04.00. Boys Pole Vault: Shumate, SP, 10-00.00; Tyler Miller, DJ, 9-00.00; Roberts, SP, 9-00.00.
Grove blanks Big Green
BY FRANK GERMAN The Delphos Herald
Elida 55.5, Indian Lake 56.5, Coldwater 63 Shot put: 1st Schmitz, CO, 31’11”, 2nd Shepard, IL, 3rd Ramsey-El 29’1’, 4th Blust, IL, 29’.50”. Discus: 1st Schmitz, CO, 91’, 2nd Foust, El, 88’2”, 3rd Shepard, IL, 84’ ½”, 4th Oyer, IL, 74’11”. High jump: 1st Oyer, IL, 4’10”, 2nd MuhlenKamp, CO, 4’8”, 2nd Bruns, CO, 4’8”, 4th Collin, IL, 4’6”. Long jump: 1st Kunk, CO, 2nd, Collins, IL, 14’9”, 3rd McFadden, El, 14’2”, 4th, Alexander,El, 13’10”. Pole vault: 1st Fernande, El, 8’6”, Schwieiterman, IL, 7’, 3rd, Helenius, El, 6’6, 3rd Oda, IL, 6’6”. 4x800 relay: Coldwater-10:53.50. 100m hurdles: Galyk, IL 17, Wheeler, El, 17.2, Lump, IL, 17.92. 100m dash: Anderson, El, 13.39, Owens, El, 13.44, Headley, IL, 13.83, Schmit, CO, 14.17. 4x200 relay: Elida - Wheeler, Anderson, McFadden, Manley- 1:51.24. 1600m run: Watt, L, 5:55.13, Beltz, IL, 6:16.35, Kaiser, CO, 6:26.85, Brunswick, CO, 6:27.76. 4x100 relay: Elida 54.22 - Owens, Wheeler, Fernandez, Anderson. 400m dash: Manley, El, 1:01.30, Brown, CO, 1:04.09, Bruns, CO, 1:07.28, Collins, IL, 1:08.45. 300m hurdles: Muhlenkamp, CO, 51.90, Wheeler, El, 53.98, Lump, IL, 54.71, Gengler, CO, 56.28. 800m run: Kohn, CO, 2:39.12, Watt, IL, 2:43.52, Albrigt, Indian Lake, 2:45.91, Kaiser, CO, 2:55.46. 200m dash: McFadden, El, 26.79, Anderson, El, 28.13, Niekamp, CO, 29.77,Pfifer, CO, 30.38. 3200m run: Kanny, CO, 12:44.90, Beltz, IL, 12:46.82, Brunswick, CO, 14:04.78, Hirn, El 14:16.90. 4x400 relay: Coldwater-4:26.22.
Grove boys/girls win meet
(Boys) Columbus Grove 112, Ada 25 3200 Relay: Columbus Grove 9:39. 110 Hurdles: Collins (A) 18.3. 100 Dash: Gray (A) 12.9 1600 Run: Graham (CG) 5:12.7. 400 Relay: Columbus Grove 49.4. 400 Dash: Luginbill (CG) 1:01.4. 300 Hurdles: Risser (CG) 45.8. 800 Run: Collins (A) 2:17.7. 200 Dash: Verhoff (CG) 26.9. 3200 Run: Graham (CG) 11:40. 1600 Relay: Columbus Grove 4:01.7. Long Jump: Risser (CG) 19’1”. High Jump: Kohls (CG) 5’10”. Discus: Vogt 162’2”. (Girls) Columbus Grove 96, Ada 26 3200 Relay: Ricker, Wynn, Langhals, Herron (CG) 12;39. 110 Hurdles: Rouch (A) 18.1 100 Dash: Stephens (CG) 15.2 1600 Run: Ricker (CG) 6:42.5. 400 Relay: Brubaker, Heffner, Stephens, Baldazo (CG) 54.8.
Tuesday’s Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL—Promoted Patrick Courtney to senior vice president of public relations. American League KANSAS CITY ROYALS— Sent 3B Alex Gordon to Wilmington (Carolina) for a rehabilitation assignment. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association MIAMI HEAT—Signed F Shavlik Randolph. FOOTBALL National Football League CAROLINA PANTHERS— Signed PK Todd Carter. DALLAS COWBOYS— Signed DE Marcus Spears and LB Steve Octavien. DETROIT LIONS—Signed CB Dante Wesley to a twoyear contract. NEW YORK JETS—Signed PK Clint Stiser. OAKLAND RAIDERS— Signed DL Chris Cooper.
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS— Waived RB Xavier Omon. Terminated the contract of TE John Owens. HOCKEY National Hockey League OTTAWA SENATORS— Signed F David Dziurzynski to a three-year contract. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING— Recalled F Blair Jones and D Matt Lashoff from Norfolk (AHL). Signed LW Johan Harju to a one-year contract. V A N C O U V E R CANUCKS—Recalled F Matt Pettinger from Manitoba. W A S H I N G T O N CAPITALS—Recalled D Karl Alzner and F Jay Beagle from Hershey (AHL). American Hockey League B I N G H A M T O N SENATORS—Returned F Yannick Tifu to Elmira (ECHL). HARTFORD WOLF PACK—Signed F Roman Horak. Announced D Tysen Dowzak has been reassigned to the team from Charlotte (ECHL).
COLUMBUS GROVE — Ottoville traveled to Columbus Grove Tuesday night for boys baseball action. They were shut out by the Bulldogs 3-0 in 6 1/2 innings of play. The wind played havoc for both team but hurt Ottoville the most in the end helping to cause two errors for the team. The two teams had a pitching duel going on in the game except for the third inning. Columbus Grove exploded for three runs, getting three hits, two of them doubles, and one batter reaching on an error. The Bulldogs started off the inning with the ninth batter Zach Burrientes in the line-up leading off and getting a double. The next batter got on base by an error from the right fielder with the wind moving the ball. The third batter for Grove went down on strikes leaving runners on first and second. Brandon Hovest stepped up and hit a double over the left fielder scoring two runs. Kyle Stechschulte then stepped up hitting a double to score Hovest who was then left on base when the next to batters both went down. One was thrown out at first with the other going down at the plate. “I think Jordan Schimmoeller pitched a good game. He is the only senior on the team. Columbus Grove is picked to win the league and we played right with them. The game came down to catching the ball on one play and we could not do that,” Ottoville’s Coach Tony Castronova said. Ottoville’s best chance for a run came in the third inning but they fell short after having two on with only one out. Kyle Karhoff got a single batting in the ninth spot. Matt Honigford singled, hitting the first pitch, putting a runner in scoring position at second base and himself at first. This was all the offense the Big Green could muster as the next two batters went down. Columbus Grove had two other innings in which they had a runner in scoring position, but could not get them to home. The fifth inning was
their best shot with only one out when Jesse Maag reached on an error and then was pushed to second. Jacob Miller got a hit but was thrown out at first. The hit was a slow roller to the pitcher who only had the option of first base. The next batter was also thrown out hitting to the short stop which prevented Maag from advancing. Kyle Stechschulte then reached on a walk, putting runners at first and second. The next batter hit to the short stop for the easy throw to second base. The final outs of the game came in the top of the seventh inning with Ottoville going down 1, 2 and 3 to end the game, with all three being thrown out at first base. “The game was a pitching duel which came down to a couple of missed catches that were difficult in the outfield for Ottoville. We had a couple of tough catches that we made and that was the difference in the game,” Columbus Grove’s Coach Cory King said. Ottoville falls to 2-3 overall and 1-1 in the PCL. The next game is Thursday at Miller City, a non-league game. Columbus Grove improves to 5-1 overall and 2-0 in the PCL. The Bulldogs play Continental Thursday at home.
Ottoville (0) ab-r-h-rbi Matt Honigford ss 3-0-1-0, Cody Delong 3b/p 3-0-0-0, Jordan Schimmoeller p/1b 3-0-0-0, Arron Wheri c 3-0-0-0, Kyle Kroeger rf 3-0-0-0, Austin Markward lf 3-0-1-0, Tyler Turnwald 2b 3-0-0-0, Travis Maag cf 3-0-0-0, Justin Fischer 1b 0-0-0-0, Kyle Karhoff dh 2-01-0. Totals: 26-0-3-0. Columbus Grove (3) ab-r-h-rbi Jesse Maag cf 4-1-1-0, Jacob Miller 2b 3-0-0-0, Brandon Hovest p 3-1-1-2, Kyle Stechschulte lf 3-0-1-1, Matt Jennell 1b 3-0-0-0, Eli Ricker 3b 0-0-0-0, Brad Miller dh 3-0-0-0, Gavon Windau rf 3-00-0, Matt Jay c 3-0-0-0, Zach Benrientes ss 3-1-2-0. Totals: 28-3-5-3. Score by Innings Ottoville 000 000-0 Columbus Grove 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 3 B. Hovest (W), J. Schimmoeller (L), Cody Delong (DP), LOB: Columbus Grove 6, Ottoville 4, 2B: Hovest, Stechschulte, Benrientes, SB: J. Maag SAC: Miller, Jay. IP H R ER BB SO Ottoville Schimmoeller (L) 5 5 3 2 4 5 Delong 1 0 0 0 0 2 Columbus Grove Hovest (W) 7 3 0 0 3 6 HBP: Jay (by Schimmoeller)
American League At A Glance All Times EDT By The Associated East Division W Tampa Bay 1 Boston 1 New York 1 Baltimore 0 Toronto 0 Central Division W Chicago 1 Detroit 1 Minnesota 1 Cleveland 0 Kansas City 0 West Division W Texas 1 Los Angeles 1 Oakland 1 Seattle 1
Press L Pct 0 1.000 1 .500 1 .500 1 .000 1 .000 L Pct 0 1.000 0 1.000 1 .500 1 .000 1 .000 L Pct 0 1.000 1 .500 1 .500 1 .500 GB — 1/2 1/2 1 1 GB — — 1/2 1 1 GB — 1/2 1/2 1/2
——— Tuesday’s Games Tampa Bay 4, Baltimore 3 N.Y. Yankees 6, Boston 4 Minnesota 5, L.A. Angels 3 Oakland 2, Seattle 1, 10 innings Wednesday’s Games Baltimore (Guthrie 0-0) at Tampa Bay (Garza 0-0), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 0-0) at Boston (Lackey 0-0), 7:10 p.m. Toronto (Tallet 0-0) at Texas (Harden 0-0), 8:05 p.m. Cleveland (Carmona 0-0) at Chicago White Sox (Peavy 0-0), 8:10 p.m. Detroit (Scherzer 0-0) at Kansas City (Hochevar 0-0), 8:10 p.m. Minnesota (Pavano 0-0) at L.A. Angels (Santana 0-0), 10:05 p.m. Seattle (Rowland-Smith 0-0) at Oakland (Duchscherer 0-0), 10:05 p.m. Thursday’s Games Toronto (Romero 0-0) at Texas (C.Wilson 0-0), 2:05 p.m. Detroit (Willis 0-0) at Kansas City (Bannister 0-0), 2:10 p.m. Seattle (Fister 0-0) at Oakland (Anderson 0-0), 3:35 p.m. Baltimore (Matusz 0-0) at Tampa Bay (Niemann 0-0), 7:10 p.m. Cleveland (Masterson 0-0) at Chicago White Sox (Floyd 0-0), 8:10 p.m. Minnesota (Slowey 0-0) at L.A. Angels (Pineiro 0-0), 10:05 p.m.
National League At A Glance All Times EDT By The Associated Press East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 1 0 1.000 — New York 1 0 1.000 — Philadelphia 1 0 1.000 — Florida 0 1 .000 1 Washington 0 1 .000 1 Central Division W L Pct GB Pittsburgh 1 0 1.000 — St. Louis 1 0 1.000 — Milwaukee 1 1 .500 1/2 Chicago 0 1 .000 1 Cincinnati 0 1 .000 1 Houston 0 2 .000 1 1/2 West Division W L Pct GB San Francisco 2 0 1.000 — Arizona 1 1 .500 1 Colorado 1 1 .500 1 San Diego 1 1 .500 1 Los Angeles 0 1 .000 1 1/2 ——— Tuesday’s Games San Francisco 3, Houston 0 Milwaukee 7, Colorado 5 San Diego 6, Arizona 3 Wednesday’s Games Colorado at Milwaukee, 1:10 p.m. San Francisco at Houston, 2:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. Florida at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. St. Louis at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. San Diego at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Thursday’s Games L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 0-0) at Pittsburgh (Maholm 0-0), 12:35 p.m. St. Louis (Penny 0-0) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 0-0), 12:35 p.m. Philadelphia (Kendrick 0-0) at Washington (Stammen 0-0), 4:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Wells 0-0) at Atlanta (Hanson 0-0), 7:10 p.m. Florida (Robertson 0-0) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 0-0), 7:10 p.m. Friday’s Games San Diego at Colorado, 4:10 p.m. Atlanta at San Francisco, 4:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Florida, 7:10 p.m. Washington at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Houston, 8:05 p.m. St. Louis at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Arizona, 9:40 p.m.
Monday Rec. 3-29-10 Fumduckers 40-24 Honda of Ottawa 38-26 Jenning Mowers & Moped 37-27 Duke’s Sharpening 29-35 S.S.R. 24-40 The Pittsters 24-40 Men over 170 Jerry Kraft 185-177, Bruce Kraft 213-175, Dave Hillery 175-220, Jeff Rostorfer 170-202-171, Shawn Allemeier 227, Steve Landwehr 207. Men over 550 Bruce Kraft 550, Dave Hillery 562.
Lisa VanMetre 658.
LAKE ERIE MONSTERS— Returned F Randy Rowe and F Mike Bartlett to Charlotte (ECHL) and D Travis Gawryletz to Elmira (ECHL). PROVIDENCE BRUINS— Reassigned D Rob Kwiet to Reading (ECHL). R O C H E S T E R AMERICANS—Returned F Maxime Gratchev to Elmira (ECHL). SYRACUSE CRUNCH— Signed D Sam Roberts and LW Tom Zanoski. TORONTO MARLIES— Reassigned D Todd Perry, F Alex Berry and F Greg Scott to Reading (ECHL). ECHL ECHL—Fined Elmira an undisclosed amount for playing an illegal player in and April 2 game at Trenton. SOCCER Major League Soccer
TORONTO FC—Signed G Milos Kocic. COLLEGE BOSTON COLLEGE— Named Steve Donahue men’s basketball coach. DELAWARE—Named Mark Urick associate director of annual giving for intercollegiate athletics. DEPAUL—Named Oliver Purnell men’s basketball coach. LSU—Announced the resignation of swimming and diving coach Adam Schmitt. MASSACHUSETTS— Named Sharon Dawley women’s basketball coach. VIRGINIA—Announced junior men’s basketball G Jeff Jones is transferring. WESTERN MICHIGAN— Named Jeff Blashill men’s ice hockey coach.
Monday Hi Rollers 3-29-10 Agri-Tech 87-33 Picture This 84-36 Adams Automotive 83-37 Dick’s Chicks 68-52 Lucky Strikes 60-60 Hair Klinique 60-60 C.M.S. 54-66 A&G Cash Reg. 52-68 Studio 320 48-72 Ladies over 160 Jenny German 160-164, Darlene Schulte 175, Millie Minnig 162, Alma Good 164, Kelly Hubert 201-171, Sherry Fair 170, Pam Miller 162-193, Heather Moenter 173, Lex Martin 180, Robin Allen 191-171, Babs Anderson 163, Jacquie Edwards 172, Denise Courtney 193, Marianne Mahlie 167, Cathy Hughes 185, Judy Landwehr 175, Chris Mahlie 203-175, Doris Honigford 162, Mel Schimmoller 179191, Brittany VanMetre 205, Cheryl Gossard 222, Nikki Rice 193-197, Lisa VanMetre 234-202-222. Ladies over 500 Kelly Hubert 512, Robin Allen 522, Mel Schimmoller 507, Brittany VanMetre 504, Cheryl Gossard 528, Nikki Rice 547. Ladies over 600
Tuesday Early Birds Mark’s Auto Body 79 Rustic 67 Pin Pals 62 DRC 59 The Grind 47 Bellmann’s Party Shop 46 Ladies over 160 Sue Karhoff 161, Shirley Hoehn 164, Tammy Ellerbrock 182, Joy Early 169-247, Missy Boecker 180-178199, Holly Schrader 169, Mary White 164, Val Maag 187-199-164, Janice Kaverman 178-179, Lauri Brown 178, Anita Stewart 235, Nikki Rice 191190=192, Kelly Kline 163-188, Lisa VanMetre 205-225-225. Ladies over 500 Joy Early 575, Missy Boecker 557, Val Maag 550, Janice Kaverman 501, Anita Stewart 533, Nikki Rice 573. Ladies over 600 Lisa VanMetre 655. Tuesday Master Delphos Rec Center 34-14 Lion Clothing 30-18 Strayer’s Auto Part 28-20 Topp Chalet 26-22 Professional Touch Tattoo 24-24 Westrich’s 22-26 Gutter Ballers 20-28 Men over 170 Andy Vondrembse 190, Matt Watkins 211-172-198, Dave Knepper 203, Travis Sherrick 199, Kevin Kill 180-208, Jason Johns 174, Derek Kill 209-221, Dave Breaston 208-209, Jeff Milligan 257-185, Neil Mahlie 234-257, Mike Swick 188, Chad Rode 223-230191, Tony Wehri 182, Mike Nagy 171. Men over 550 Matt Watkins 581, Kevin Kill 556, Derek Kill 597, Jeff Milligan 602, Neil Mahlie 668, Chad Rode 644, Mike Nagy 550.
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Vanamatic receives Supplier Excellence Award from Eaton
CLEVELAND — Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation recently recognized premier suppliers for the fifth year as part of its supplier awards recognition program. This year, the company recognized 40 of its best suppliers, from which four received top honors as the company’s Supplier Excellence Award winners. Among the Supplier Excellence Award winners was Vanamatic Company of Delphos, which received recognition from Eaton for demonstrating stellar quality and delivery performance, and differentiating themselves from other screw machine suppliers through price stability, superior customer service and quality for both the Aerospace and Hydraulics Groups. Other companies receiving the 2009 Supplier Excellence Awards were - Alco Manufacturing Corporation LLC, Tri-Penn Tool Company Inc., and Villares Metals S.A.Vanamatic ensured continuity of supply through a vendor managed inventory program for Aerospace and 1-day lead times for Hydraulics. Through new capital equipment investment, Vanamatic achieved improved efficiencies and an expanded capability resulting in shared cost savings for both Aerospace and Hydraulics. Vanamatic also supported Aerospace strategic sourcing initiatives by providing value added complete parts and excellent service. “These suppliers are the best of the best. They consistently demonstrate their commitment to customer satisfaction, innovation, and support,“ said Craig Reed, senior vice president – supply chain management. “We thank them for their work in 2009 and look forward to working with them in 2010. Congratulations to Vanamatic and the many people behind the scenes who worked diligently every day to earn this recognition.“ “This is a very significant award for Vanamatic Company. To be recognized among the ‘Best of the Best’ of Eaton Corporation’s 35,000 world-wide suppliers is a tes-
Teacher gets lesson in investing
if I can’t help. Just what can the finance company do if I DEAR BRUCE: In June, stop making payments and use I will retire after 33 years the money for my son? Do you of teaching. Our state had a have any suggestions? -- A.G., plan that I signed on for five via e-mail years ago that allowed me to DEAR A.G.: There is little retire and have my retirement I can do but sympathize. How income placed in an escrow in the world can someone account while I continued to making under $700 a month work and draw my regular income help support someone salary. In June, I will have to else’s family? It’s just an take the $160,000 from this impossible task. You ask what account and roll it over into can the finance company do some sort of investment. I if you stop making payments. cannot touch this money until The answer is not much. Social I am 59-1/2 years old. I am Security cannot be attached. going to be 56 years old in That’s your only income and June, so I will have apparently your only at least 3-1/2 years asset. Having said before I can touch that, it seems to me this without a that you’re trying to penalty. I plan not bail out a boat that to even need these is leaking too badly. funds at that time, While I sympathize but I would like to with people such as at least have some your son, unless he interest from this can find some income fund. What type of on his own, there investment strategy should be something Williams do you recommend? he can do. Even if it’s -- P.S., via e-mail minimum wage and 60 hours DEAR P.S.: You indicate a week, that would be a whole in your note that you want lot better than nothing. That some type of “interest” from having been observed, you still this fund. If interest is what have an obligation to yourself you’re seeking, unhappily, it to meet your own needs. If you will be very, very low. That elect not to pay the credit card having been observed, if you company, they are going to are looking for interest-only, be stuck, and whether losing the likelihood is you’re going that credit will be a problem to have to be looking at CD for you is another matter. That rates, which are criminally would not be of major concern low. I would much prefer to see to me. I do sympathize, and you go into some conservative I wish there was something equities (stocks). A good more that I could add, but it broker can choose a moderate would appear that your son to conservative portfolio for will be one of those who loses you, which should give you the home through foreclosure. a return several times that of The various programs that the current CD rates. If you’re are supposedly available are absolutely risk-adverse, you’ll not only very involved, but be condemned to almost no require that you have more return. You should talk to a available cash than your son tax adviser. It may be that appears to have currently or in you would be eligible for a the foreseeable future. portion of this money to go DEAR BRUCE: My into a Roth IRA, which has husband and I own our home. some advantages, and, of We have two grown children course, some disadvantages, who live great distances from which should be explained to us in other states. We are both you relative to your overall elderly, and I want to know tax environment. The interest if it would be wise to put our rates available to folks like children’s names on the deed. you who have worked hard In the event that both of us and saved diligently are should die at the same time, absolutely criminal. I don’t would that be easier on them? see any end to it. We have a will naming them DEAR BRUCE: I got as beneficiaries. They both myself into a predicament that own homes, so they would I do not know how to handle. probably sell ours. I know I am a 75-year-old lady living they should never turn us on Social Security of less than out of our home, so there’s $700 a month, plus a few no worry there. I just want to dollars in food stamps. My make things easier on them son has lost his job and is in in the event of our deaths. -bad need of financial help. I Kay, via e-mail have been trying to help him DEAR KAY: I seldom keep from losing his home encourage people to put their to foreclosure. He has two children’s names on real young children. They didn’t estate. There are a lot of good have children until late in life reasons not to do this. For until they felt secure, but that example, I assume that your is all out the window now. I children are married. What have been putting money on happens if they pass away? my credit card to try and help Their spouse and possibly them. I was doing OK until the their children would be partial company raised my interest owners of your home, which rate for no apparent reason. could complicate your life and Now I will never be able to get that of the remaining children anything paid on the principle. considerably. Beyond that, I live in subsidized elder in the event that they get complex, so I can’t have them into some type of financial live with me. My daughter-in- trouble, perhaps a horrific law is working six hours a day accident, your house would be a week at minimum wage -- at risk because it would still and was lucky to get that. Their be considered an investment car is about to be repossessed property in most courts. On
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to go private in a $635 million takeover by asset manager Apollo Global Management has been scrapped because of a poor response from shareholders. “It is apparent that the merger transaction does not have the required level of investor support,” Cedar Fair chairman, president and CEO Dick Kinzel said in a statement. “We are honored and excited by the opportunity to continue to manage and operate Cedar Fair as a public company,” he said. Cedar Fair had accepted Apollo’s $11.50 per share offer in December. The deal followed a tough year of declining attendance and spending at Cedar Fair’s amusement parks, which include Cedar Point in northern Ohio, Dorney Park in Pennsylvania and Knott’s Berry Farm and Great America in California. Apollo also agreed to assume $1.7 billion in Cedar Fair debt if holders of twothirds of the company’s shares approved the transaction. Cedar Fair will be evaluating next steps to address its With their deal now terminated, Cedar Fair said it would reimburse Apollo $6.5 million for expenses related to the proposed transaction. Cedar Fair shares rose 17 cents, or 1.4 percent, to close Tuesday at $12.37. They have traded in a range of $6.03 to $13.56 in the last year. Spokeswoman Stacy Frole said Cedar Fair “would not anticipate any impact on our summer season” as a result of the termination of the buyout deal. In his statement, Kinzel noted that the company has already introduced major new roller coasters at its Kings Dominion park in Virginia at Carowinds in North Carolina. “We hope to continue this momentum across the rest of our properties and throughout the operating season,” he said. Once a regional chain, Cedar Fair became an industry giant with its $1.24 billion acquisition of Paramount Parks Inc. The June 2006 deal added five amusement parks to its lineup, including Kings Island near Cincinnati, but also saddled Cedar Fair with a heavy debt load.
tament to the hard work and dedication of our employees,” Perry Wiltsie CEO/president of quality at Vanamatic said. “This award is a big deal, it acknowledges all the many efforts by our employees and also distinguishes us from our competitors. 2009 was a very difficult year for many companies, this award reflects our level of commitment to our customers.” The 2009 Awards ceremony was held March 9 at Eaton’s corporate headquarters in Cleveland. Accepting the 2009 Premier Supplier & Supplier Excellence Awards for Vanamatic was CEO/ President of Sales Jim Wiltsie, Jr. and CEO/President of Quality Perry Wiltsie. The 2009 Awards were presented by Eaton Corporation Chairman and CEO Sandy Cutler and Craig Reed, senior vice president, supply chain management. “The Right People, Making the Right Decision, At the Right Time” “UNITY, EMPOWERMENT, T E A M W O R K ” VANAMATIC
David Vasquez, associate VP application owner, Nationwide Insurance, is among the 25 Top Information Managers: 2010. Following Nationwide’s acquisition of Allied Insurance, Vasquez took a major role in integrating the companies’ auto policy data in a hybrid m o d e l that could r e p o r t Vasquez across some 800 attributes and 100 metrics of product performance. Pricing and product departments use the reporting to track retention, minimize customer churn from rate increases and cross-sell across rate decreases. “We are seeing about a 0.1 percent increase in our retention in the places we’ve rolled this out to, an estimated $14 million savings across various projects and states,” Vasquez said.
balance, keep the home in your names. You mentioned that you have a will, and I assume that one of your kids is the executor of that will and knows what you are trying to accomplish. The will should spell this out in detail. You say that they will probably sell the house, but then the will should order that the house be sold and the proceeds, after your obligations have been met, be equally divided. I can see no benefit to you or to them in adding their names to the deed. There also might be a gift tax where the house passes through your will. The overwhelming likelihood is there will be no federal taxes. DEAR BRUCE: My father’s will states that 40 acres of property will go to each of his daughters. He did not specify which section goes to whom between the two of us. After my father passes, what steps will I need to take to divide the property between us? I do not care what part I receive, and I am willing to let her choose her half. I just think that it would be easier for tax purposes. I am also trying to avoid having to deal with her cruel husband. What can I do if she refuses to split up the property? Who would the tax bill be sent to if she refused to split up the property? My father had a stroke and is unable to comprehend any of this. -- via e-mail DEAR READER: Unfortunately, the damage is already done; the will should be redrawn, which can’t be done by your father in his current state. The likelihood is that this will is going to be taken to a court, unless you and your sister can sit down privately and agree how this will be done. This is a very good example of why wills should be properly drawn and be reviewed by a competent attorney in conformance with the laws of the state. This was not done in your case, and for that you have my sympathy. DEAR BRUCE: I am 47 years old and may be getting a divorce. I want to know if my husband can touch my 401(k) if this happens. He says that he is entitled to half. -- B.M., via e-mail DEAR B.M.: Whether or not your husband has an interest in your 401(k) will be a matter of the law in the state that you reside in. It’s very likely that he is entitled to some portion of it. Either you live in an equal-distribution state, meaning each side gets 50 percent, or in an equitable-distribution state, which means it’s a matter for the court to decide which percentage each spouse gets. If your 401(k) is substantial, I would see an attorney now. Now is the time to start getting your ducks in a row. Send your questions to: Smart Money, P.O. Box 2095, Elfers, FL 34680. E-mail to: email@example.com. Questions of general interest will be answered in future columns. Owing to the volume of mail, personal replies cannot be provided.
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By MATTI FRIEDMAN The Associated Press JERUSALEM — Israel’s prime minister said today he has not yet worked out his differences with Washington over Israeli construction in disputed east Jerusalem, signaling a continued deadlock in the U.S. push to restart Mideast peace talks. Benjamin Netanyahu said the sides are still trying to find a solution but defended his government’s contentious construction that has been at the heart of the spat, saying it’s a longstanding Israeli policy. “There are things we agree on, things we don’t agree on, things we are closing the gap on. We are making an effort,” Netanyahu said of the talks with the U.S. He spoke at a news conference called to trumpet the accomplishments of his first year in office. The U.S. has been pressuring Israel to halt construction in east Jerusalem, the section of the holy city claimed by the Palestinians. Israel considers all of Jerusalem to be its eternal capital. The dispute erupted into a crisis last month when Israel announced plans to build 1,600 new homes for Jews in east Jerusalem during a visit by Vice President Joe Biden. The announcement infuriated the Americans, who demanded the project be canceled, and derailed a plan to restart peace talks. Netanyahu accused the media of blowing the disagreement out of proportion. “What is being published doesn’t fit what we are talking about,” he said. “Apparently the discussion between us is more serious and more to the point than what is generally believed.” Despite months of U.S. diplomacy, the Palestinians have refused to restart negotiations until Israel halts all construction in the West Bank and east Jerusalem — areas captured by Israel in the 1967 Mideast war that Palestinians want for their future state. Netanyahu, who leads the
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hard-line Likud Party, took office in March 2009 on pledges he would take a different approach to peacemaking than his more dovish predecessor, Ehud Olmert. The peace talks broke down in the waning days of Olmert’s term, after Israel launched a military offensive to halt rocket fire coming from the Gaza Strip. Palestinians remain wary of Netanyahu, who got dozens of military checkpoints and roadblocks in the West Bank removed to help revive the Palestinian economy. He also endorsed the concept of Palestinian independence last year, albeit with conditions that the Palestinians say are unacceptable.
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By CHRIS BLAKE The Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia — A magnitude 7.7 earthquake shook Indonesia’s northwest island of Sumatra early today, prompting a brief tsunami warning and sending panicked residents rushing for higher ground. There were scattered reports of injuries, but only minor damage in most areas. The quake struck at 5:15 a.m. (2215 GMT) and was centered 125 miles (205 kilometers) northwest of the coastal town of Sibolga in Sumatra at a depth of 19 miles (31 kilometers), the U.S. Geological Survey said. It had earlier said the quake measured 7.8. Indonesia’s Meteorology and Geophysics Agency and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu issued tsunami warnings following the quake, but lifted them two hours later. A hospital on Simeulue island off the coast of Sumatra admitted 17 people for treatment of injuries sustained in the quake, including four in critical condition, said Capt. Ajas Siagian, a deputy police chief for the area. Abdul Karim, a government spokesman in Simeulue, said dozens of houses collapsed or were damaged in Teupah Selatan village. He said no larger buildings were reported damaged, but electricity had been knocked out on the island. “We are still collecting reports of damages and injuries ... but the situation has returned to normal and people are going back home,” he said. Local network Metro TV reported that a dormitory for nurses partially collapsed in Aceh province’s Singkil district and one woman suffered minor injuries in the rush to get out of the building. It said fires sparked by the quake had burned at least 14 houses in Medan, the capital city of North Sumatra province. Electricity was cut in Medan, Banda Aceh, the provincial capital of Aceh, and other areas. Paulus Prihandojo, another
it has convicted and sentenced an American man to eight years in a labor prison and a fine equivalent to $700,000 for entering the country illegally and unspecified hostile acts. Aijalon Mahli Gomes acknowledged his wrongdoing during a trial at the Central Court Tuesday, the North’s official Korean Central News Agency said in a brief dispatch. The North said last month that it arrested Gomes, 30, of Boston on Jan. 25 for trespassing after he crossed into the country from China. He was the fourth American
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to be detained in communist North Korea on charges of illegal entry in little over a year. Gomes, a graduate of Bowdoin College in Maine, had been teaching English in South Korea and no details have emerged about why he went to the North. However, a Seoul-based activist — Jo Sungrae — said Gomes may have been inspired by his acquaintance with an American missionary who made a similar trip to the North in December to protest the country’s human rights record. The KCNA report said the court sentenced Gomes to eight years of “hard labor” and a fine of 70 million won. North Korea’s official exchange rate is 100 won to the
dollar. “An examination was made of the hostile act committed against the Korean nation and the trespassing on the border of (North Korea) against which an indictment was brought in and his guilt was confirmed” according to the country’s criminal code, it said. Analysts say verdicts issued by the Central Court — North Korea’s highest — are final and cannot be appealed. But Yoo Ho-yeol, a North Korea expert at Seoul’s Korea University, said Gomes would eventually be released as the North appears to want to use his case as a bargaining chip in negotiations with the U.S. on its nuclear program. “Continuing to hold
him in custody is also a burden for North Korea” as it will only galvanize criticism of its human rights record, Yoo said. The North is under international pressure to return to stalled nuclear disarmament talks it quit last year. Representatives of the Swedish Embassy in North Korea, which looks after U.S. interests in the country, witnessed the trial, the KCNA report said. A person who answered the telephone of the first secretary at the Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang referred queries to the U.S. State Department. In Washington, State Department spokeswoman Joanne Moore said the government has seen reports about the matter, but that she could not
immediately comment. Thaleia Schlesinger, spokeswoman for Gomes’ relatives, said they are “disturbed” by the verdict and will pray for his early return. “The family has no comment beyond that they are praying for him and hoping for his return home as soon as possible,” Schlesinger said. “Needless to say, they are disturbed (by the sentence) but they are hopeful that he would be returned home to them and they are praying for that.” Three other American citizens have been arrested after crossing into North Korea over the past 13 months. Missionary Robert Park strode into North Korea from China on Christmas Day in a self-proclaimed
mission to draw attention to North Korea’s human rights record and to call for leader Kim Jong Il to step down. He was released in February after more than 40 days in custody. Two American journalists, Laura Ling and Euna Lee, were arrested in March last year near the Chinese border and sentenced to 12 years of hard labor for illegal entry and engaging in hostile acts. They were freed in August after former U.S. President Bill Clinton made a high-profile humanitarian visit to Pyongyang to negotiate their release. U.S. officials have said they want to make sure that Gomes is returned to the United States as soon as possible.
seismologist with the meteorology agency, said along with the quake’s relative depth, the epicenter was too far away from the major population centers of Medan and Banda Aceh to cause major damage. He said areas closer to the epicenter were more sparsely populated and many of the buildings in that area were made of wood, which fares better in earthquakes than brick and cement. At least five strong aftershocks measuring up to 5.2 were recorded, the meteorology agency said. People in several cities along the southeastern coast of Sumatra as well as Sinabang on Simeulue island and Gunung Sitoli on nearby Nias island poured into the streets and rushed to higher ground after the quake. “Rumors about a tsunami panicked villagers living near the beach,” said Eddy Effendi, a resident on Nias island. “They ran away on motorbikes and cars or by climbing the hills. There was panic and chaos everywhere, but I don’t see serious damage or injuries in my village.” Residents in Sibolga said the shaking lasted more than a minute and utility poles in the area were knocked down. The quake was felt as far away as the outskirts of Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur, about 320 miles (515 kilometers) away. There were no reports of damage there. A 2004 tsunami triggered by a magnitude-9.2 earthquake in the same part of Indonesia killed 230,000 people in a dozen countries on the Indian Ocean basin.
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Dear Annie: I am at a cross- or the relationship? You are roads and need your advice. not going to get both. We’ll For the past two years, I have assume your ex-brother-inbeen dating an older married law is still grieving the loss of man who works at my office. his wife and was not thinking I started seeing him after my clearly. Since you never specified a price, he apparently husband and I split up. Our time together is lim- thought you had done those ited. He comes over to my repairs out of the kindness of house once or twice during the your heart. We hope he will workweek and spends some eventually agree to give you time with me every other something for your hard work, weekend when my kids are but the only way to maintain the friendship is to with their father. chalk this one up to We are in contact experience. by cell phone, and I Dear Annie: text him throughout Your advice to “Outthe day and eveof-Space Mom,” ning. We are never whose grown together in public daughter lives in unless it is out of another country town. but left her stuff My problem is, at Mom’s house, he has told me he was on target, but will leave his wife, it needs one more but he hasn’t yet. When I don’t see Annie’s Mailbox step. Mom should tell her daughter that him on a night he is supposed to come over, I get she will pay for six months angry. He later apologizes, and of storage, and that at the I forgive him. This has gotten end of that time, she will call Goodwill to come pick it up. to be our regular routine. I feel like I have wasted Simply discontinuing the paythese past two years, but for ments will result in nothing some reason I keep coming but hassle for Mom, in whose back for more. Should I give name the stuff will be stored and who will have to keep up? -- P.H. Dear P.H.: Wake up, paying or suffer through colhoney. He’s not planning to lection efforts by the storage leave his wife for you. He has a unit owner. Personally, I’d make this sweet deal on the side, and you put up with it. Yes, you have a one-step process for Mom wasted two years. Please don’t by packing up the stuff and waste any more. He will make telling the daughter that on all kinds of promises when moving day it is going out the you tell him you are leav- door, unless the daughter has ing, but gather your strength made arrangements, in HER and don’t believe a word. We name, to store it or ship it. -don’t want you writing us in N.C. Lawyer Dear Lawyer: Your soluanother five years, asking the tion is much more definitive. same question. Dean Annie: I respect and Thank you for cleaning up love my ex-brother-in-law, after us. Annie’s Mailbox is written “Joe,” like my own kin. I am a carpenter’s appren- by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy tice with excellent skills. Joe, Sugar, longtime editors of the along with several family Ann Landers column. Please members, called and asked for e-mail your questions to my help with some repairs firstname.lastname@example.org, on his home so that he could or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, receive family and friends c/o Creators Syndicate, 5777 after his second wife died last W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, Los Angeles, CA 90045. year. I agreed, for a fee, but didn’t specify the price. I told him I’d leave that up to him. The repairs were extensive. I fixed two roofs and the interior ceiling, replaced shingles, patched many holes throughout the house, put up window coverings and painted most of the interior. Knowing that this is my livelihood and I am currently out of work, I expected to hear from Joe when I finished. I gave him a two-month grace period before I mentioned the money. He responded as if I were being disrespectful of the dead. He yelled at me and hung up the phone. Now I’m stuck between a rock and a hard place. Do I sue him for the repairs or let it go? -- Sick and Tired in Connecticut Dear Connecticut: Would you rather have the money
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In down economy, older moms’ births still up
By MIKE STOBBE The Associated Press ATLANTA — U.S. births fell in 2008, probably because of the recession, updated government figures confirm. The one exception to the trend was the birth rate among women in their 40s, who perhaps felt they didn’t have the luxury of waiting for better economic times. The birth rate for women in their early 40s rose a surprising 4 percent over the previous year, reaching its highest mark since 1967. The rate for women in their late 40s also rose, slightly. But birth rates fell for teen mothers, as well as women in their 20s and 30s. “Women are postponing births to those later ages, above 40,” said James Trussell, director of Princeton University’s Office of Population Research. Experts don’t know for certain why so many are delaying having babies, though some suspect the economy is a big factor. However, “you get to the point where the biological clock starts ticking and people realize they have to do it,” said Trussell, who was not involved in the research. The new report on births was issued Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s based on a review of more than 99 percent of birth certificates for the year 2008 — the first full year of the recession. Overall, about 4.2 million babies were born that year, a 2 percent drop from 2007. It’s the first annual decline in births since the start of the decade. Experts say the most likely explanations are the recession and a decline in immigration to the United States, which has been blamed on the weak job market. Some early birth information for the first six months of 2009 indicates a continuing decline of about 3 percent in total births, CDC officials said. Last summer, the agency gave a first glimpse of the 2008 numbers. The new report confirms the birth rate decline, and also gives a breakdown of births by age group. The new report found that birth rates fell by 3 percent for women in their early 20s, 2 percent for women in their late 20s, and 1 percent for women in their 30s. The trend in those numbers indicates that the older women got, the less willing they were to postpone a birth, said the new report’s lead author, Brady Hamilton of the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics. The teen birth rate dropped 2 percent — and the rate for Hispanic teenagers was the lowest reported in two decades. The teen birth rate had been declining from 1991 through 2005, but rose from 2005 to 2007. The new data indicate the spike has ended. Even so, women in their 40s still have babies far less often than younger women. The rate was about 10 births per 1,000 women in their early 40s, and less then 1 per 1,000 for women in their late 40s. The rate for women in their late 20s was 115 per 1,000. The birth rate for teens was about 41 per 1,000. Meanwhile, the Pew Research Center also issued a report Tuesday that found that several states with the biggest declines in birth rates — like Arizona, Florida and California — were among those that fared the worst by various economic measures. The organization also pointed to a 2009 survey that found 14 percent of people in their prime child-bearing years said they had put off having a child because of the recession. Experts say the postponement theory may explain why younger women had lower birth rates in the CDC findings, but probably doesn’t
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Agriculture officials want better Europeans warned the world of Toyota pedals well before US WASHINGTON U.S. reguexperienced States was school nutrition for obesity fight lators about sticking (AP) — Long before Toyota told automaker the phenomenonphenomenon in the Unitedin Europe,”essentially accelerator pedals, the Japanese the same as the experienced the docuBy KRISTEN WYATT The Associated Press THORNTON, Colo. — A school food crackdown looming in Congress that aims to reduce childhood obesity went over like a wet potato chip at a suburban Denver elementary school where federal agriculture officials pitched the plan Tuesday. “I like healthy food. But I also like snacks,” said Dominic Sotheo, 7, who picked at a bean-and-cheese burrito with corn and low-fat milk served for the visit. Sotheo favors PayDay candy bars and chocolate chip cookies — treats his school doesn’t sell. Under a bill pending in the Senate, more schools could be taking treats away from pupils, or at least making them healthier under tighter national nutrition standards. The bill would add $4.5 billion over the next decade for school meals for poor students. The measure also gives schools grants to help them buy local produce. However, it is the bill’s nutritional guidelines that most concern the diners at Coronado Hills Elementary School in Thornton. Under the change, the Agriculture Department could create new standards for all foods in schools, including vending machine items. For example, federal authorities could deem that school pizzas be made with whole-wheat crusts, or ban sugary snacks and sodas. The bill would ban canned fruit in heavy syrup and tuna packed in oil. Also off-limits — sweetened apple sauce. “They don’t want your teeth to rot,” explained Hayden Boller, 7, who munched on a ham sandwich and string cheese from home. Boller confessed that he frequently splurges on a 75-cent snack sold at his school cafeteria, usually baked Doritos or Cheetos. But the boy was sanguine about the possibility those treats may not be for sale one day. “I like getting my fruits and vegetables, too,” Boller said. Federal officials who oversee school nutrition are taking their healthy-lunch pitch straight to their toughest critics — school diners. Kevin Concannon, the USDA’s undersecretary for food, nutrition and consumer services, has had lunch at about a half-dozen school cafeterias this spring and plans to visit more before the school year ends. “Getting kids started eating healthier is one of the most important long-term goals we have as a country,” Concannon told reporters after lunch. Asked about the snacks and ice creams sold alongside the fruits and veggies at the Colorado school, Concannon said snacks wouldn’t immediately be banned — but schools could be required to offer healthier things. “We’re not going to ban vending machines. But we’re going to make sure the foods that are in the vending machines have some nutritional value,” he said. Concannon said he hopes the bill clears Congress and is signed into law this summer, in time for the standards to take effect next school year. The Senate version would spend $4.5 billion. Concannon said the department is pushing for $10 billion over the next decade to improve school nutrition. He was careful to point out that the new nutritional standards wouldn’t ban school favorites such as pizza or hamburgers. But more nutritional oversight is coming, Concannon said. warned its distributors throughout Europe about similar problems, documents obtained by The Associated Press show. Concerns about sticking gas pedals and complaints from Toyota owners in the U.S. were rising at the end of 2009. The documents show that weeks earlier, on Sept. 29, its European division issued technical information “identifying a production improvement and repair procedure to address complaints by customers in those countries of sticking accelerator pedals, sudden rpm increase and/or sudden vehicle acceleration.” Distributors throughout Europe and in Russia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Israel received the technical information. In assessing a record $16.4 million fine on Toyota for failing to alert the U.S. government to the safety problems quickly enough, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood cited the warnings to the other countries. LaHood said Tuesday that Toyota made a “huge mistake” by not disclosing the safety problems sooner. The timeline in the documents shows that Toyota said in October it had received three reports of sticking pedals in Corollas sold in the United States. It notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about the cases in November. In November and December, Toyota engineers examined pedals from the Corollas and were able to replicate the sticking pedal problem in two of the three cases. The engineers “concluded that By ERIC TALMADGE The Associated Press
explain the drop in teen births. It also doesn’t explain why the birth rate for older women rose so sharply. Some speculated that more sophisticated assisted reproduction services may be paying off for older couples, or perhaps some divorced women are choosing to have additional children with a new partner later in life. The new CDC report also showed that the percentage of babies born prematurely fell a bit, from 12.7 percent to 12.3 percent, an improvement celebrated by some health advocates. From 1990 to 2006, the nation saw a 20 percent rise in the rate of premature births — a worrisome trend because preemies are more fragile. Experts believe premature births are the main reason the U.S. infant mortality rate is higher than in most European countries. The 2008 decline may be a sign of new efforts by doctors and mothers to bring births to full term and, when possible, to have one baby at a time rather than twins, triplets or other multiples. Multiple births generally have to be delivered preterm. “Things are starting to move in the right direction,” said Jennifer Howse, president of the March of Dimes.
US allies applaud new nuke stance
TOKYO — U.S. allies in Asia on today welcomed President Barack Obama’s new policy aimed at reducing the likelihood of nuclear conflict, while powerhouse China was silent over his call for Beijing to better explain its nuclear intentions. In a much-awaited announcement, Obama vowed Tuesday to reduce America’s nuclear arsenal, refrain from nuclear tests and not use nuclear weapons against countries that do not have them. North Korea and Iran were not included in that pledge because they do not cooperate with other countries on nonproliferation standards. Some U.S. allies, which benefit from being under the U.S. nuclear defense umbrella, were concerned they would be left vulnerable by a change in Washington’s policy. But Obama’s statement appeared to defuse many such concerns. “This is a first step toward a nuclear-free world,” said Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama. “Deterrence is important, but so is reducing nuclear arsenals. We highly regard his stance.” Katsuya Okada, Japan’s foreign minister, noted that Japan, which is located near North Korea, China and Russia but has decided not to develop nuclear weapons of its own, was concerned about how the policy will affect its security. “The United States had assured its allies that this position will not endanger them,” he said. “This is important.” In South Korea, the foreign and defense ministries issued a joint statement saying the new U.S. stance would strengthen Washington’s commitment to its allies and pressure North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons development. “The government welcomes and supports” Obama’s announcement, they said. There was no immediate reaction to Obama’s plan from North Korean state media. New Zealand Prime Minister John Key also welcomed the announcement. “President Obama made good on his pledge a year ago to reduce the role of nuclear weapons in U.S. security policies and set the world on a path to a nuclear-weapons-free world,” he said in a statement. “The review clearly states the long-term objective of U.S. policy is the complete elimination of nuclear weapons, and implements the first of the actions that will be needed to get there.”
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ment said. In mid-January, Toyota held internal meetings “to discuss status of production changes and to prepare for meetings with NHTSA” on Jan. 19, according to the timeline. Two days later, Toyota announced it would recall 2.3 million vehicles to address the sticking pedals. The documents obtained by the AP were among 70,000 pages of papers turned over to government investigators. They show that on Sept. 29, the same day Toyota issued the repair procedures in Europe, the company told NHTSA of its decision to recall several Toyota and Lexus vehicle models “to address the risk of accelerator pedal entrapment by all-weather floor mats.” Toyota has said the problems involved separate issues, and in the case of the sticking gas pedals, the problem was related to the buildup of condensation on sliding surfaces in the accelerator system that helps drivers push down or release the gas pedal. The timelines, titled “preliminary chronology of principal events,” were provided to the government on March 24. LaHood told reporters in Chicago on Tuesday that he wouldn’t be surprised if a review of documents from Toyota Motor Corp. uncovered additional safety lapses by the Japanese automaker. “This is the first thing that we have found,” LaHood said. “It may not be the last thing.”
Man charged with threatening to kill senator over reform bill
By GENE JOHNSON The Associated Press
SEATTLE — A Washington state man has been charged with threatening to kill Democratic Sen. Patty Murray over her support for health care reform, leaving voicemail messages at her office saying she had a target on her back and “it only takes one piece of lead.” Federal agents arrested Charles Alan Wilson, 63, without incident in Yakima, Wash., on Tuesday. Murray’s office in Seattle reported the threats amid a rash of ugliness aimed at lawmakers who supported the sweeping federal health care legislation. Some lawmakers have been spit on and several have reported receiving threatening calls. FBI spokesman Bill Carter said Wilson is believed to be the first person in the country arrested for such threats. The messages to Murray were left on voicemail from a blocked telephone number, FBI Special Agent Carolyn W. Woodbury wrote in a probable cause statement. Agents said they traced the calls to Wilson’s home in Selah, near Yakima. Wilson has a .38-caliber revolver registered to him and has a concealed weapons permit, Woodbury wrote. To confirm Wilson was the caller, one agent telephoned him and posed as a member of a group working to repeal the health care legislation, the statement said. According to an excerpt of the conversation, Wilson confirmed he repeatedly called Murray as well as Washington’s other Democratic senator, Maria Cantwell. He then stated: “I do pack, and I will not blink when I’m confronted. ... It’s not a threat, it’s a guarantee.” Murray’s office told the FBI it had been receiving harassing messages from the caller for months, but they became more threatening as Congress was voting on the health care legislation. “There’s a target on your back now,” said one message on March 22. “It only takes one piece of lead. Kill the (expletive) senator! ... Now that you’ve passed your health-care bill, let the violence begin.” In other rambling messages over the next several days, the caller said, “I hope somebody puts a (expletive) bullet between your (expletive) eyes,” and “I do believe that every one of you (expletive) socialist democratic progressive (expletive) need to be taken out.”
Iran ridicules US nuclear strategy
By ALI AKBAR DAREINI The Associated Press
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s hard-line president on today ridiculed President Barack Obama’s new nuclear strategy, which turns the U.S. focus away from the Cold War threats and instead aims to stop the spread of atomic weapons to rogue states or terrorists. Obama on Tuesday announced the new strategy, including a vow not to use nuclear weapons against countries that do not have them. Iran, however, was a notable exception to that pledge, along with North Korea, because Washington accuses them of not cooperating with the international community on nonproliferation standards. Concerns over Iran’s nuclear program figure prominently in the new U.S. strategy. U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the focus would now be on terror groups such as al-Qaida as well as North Korea’s nuclear buildup and Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad derided Obama over the plan in a speech today to a crowd of thousands in the country’s northwest. “American materialist politicians, whenever they are beaten by logic, immediately put their finger on the trigger like cowboys,” he said. “Mr. Obama, you are a newcomer (to politics). Wait until your sweat dries and get some experience. Be careful not to read just any paper put in front of you or repeat any statement recommended,” Ahmadinejad said in the speech, aired live on state TV. “(American officials) bigger than you, more bullying than you, couldn’t do a damn thing, let alone you.” The United States and its allies accuse Tehran of seeking to develop nuclear weapons, a charge denied by Iran, which says its nuclear program is intended only to generate electricity. Washington is heading a push for the United Nations to impose new sanction on Iran over its refusal to suspect uranium enrichment, a process that can produce either fuel for a reactor or the material for a warhead. Iran says it has a right to enrichment under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.
MILWAUKEE — Here’s a way you might save $20 this year: Change the font in the documents you print. Because different fonts require different amounts of ink to print, you could be buying new printer cartridges less often if you wrote in, say, Century Gothic rather than Arial. Schools and businesses could save thousands of dollars with font changes. Data on the subject from Printer.com, a Dutch company that evaluates printer attributes, persuaded the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay to make a switch. Diane Blohowiak, coordinator of information-technology user support, has asked faculty and staff to use Century Gothic for all printed documents. The school also plans to change its e-mail system so it uses Century Gothic. “The feedback we’ve gotten so far has been positive,” she said. “Century Gothic is very readable.” The school of 6,500 students spends about $100,000 per year on ink and toner cartridges. Although students and staff can change the default font to something more ink-intensive, Blohowiak said the university expects to save $5,000 to $10,000 per year with the font switch. When Printer.com tested popular fonts for their ink-friendly ways, Century Gothic and Times New Roman topped the list. Calibri, Verdana, Arial and Sans Serif were next, followed by Trebuchet, Tahoma and Franklin Gothic Medium. Century Gothic uses about 30 percent less ink than Arial. The amount of ink a font drains is mainly driven by the thickness of its lines. A font with “narrow” or “light” in its name is usually better than its “bold” or “black” counterpart, said Thom Brown, an ink researcher at Hewlett-Packard Co., the world’s top maker of printers. Also, serif fonts — those with short horizontal lines at the top and bottom of characters — tend to use thinner lines and thus less ink than a “sans serif” counterpart. But while using less ink at home can help you buy roughly one fewer printer cartridge each year, it’s not necessarily better for the environment. That’s because some fonts that use less ink, including Century Gothic, are also wider. A document that’s one page in Arial could extend to a second page if printed in Century Gothic. Blohowiak said her research suggests that ink comprises the main cost of a printout, but the environmental costs of paper are probably higher.
Answers to Tuesday’s questions: Mars has the largest known mountain in the solar system. Call Olympus Mons, its volcano it’s a volcano more than three times the height of Mount Everest. The axilla on the human body is the armpit. Today’s questions: The name of what flower means “fleshlike?” What is a diadromous fish? Answers in Thursday’s Herald. Today’s words: Illutation: a mud bath Ultramundane: lying beyond this world Today’s joke: A man calls home to his wife and says, “Honey I have been asked to go fishing at a big lake up in Canada with my boss and several of his friends. We’ll be gone for a week. This is a good opportunity for me to get that promotion I’ve been wanting, so would you please pack me enough clothes for a week and set out my rod and tackle box. We’re leaving from the office and I will swing by the house to pick my things up. Oh! And please pack my new blue silk pajamas.” The wife thinks this sounds a little fishy but being a good wife she does exactly what her husband asked. The following weekend he comes home a little tired but otherwise looking good. The wife welcomes him home and asks if he caught many fish. He says, “Yes! Lots of Walleye, some Blue gill, and a few Pike. But why didn’t you pack my new blue silk pajamas like I asked you to do?” The wife replies; “I did, they were in your tackle box.”