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Elida schools adopt ‘Meals ‘til Monday’
BY STACY TAFF The Delphos Herald ELIDA — The Elida Local Schools Board of Education held its monthly meeting Tuesday to touch base on various points of progress throughout the district, as well as exciting new programs being integrated. One such program is “Meals ‘til Monday,” which seeks to raise awareness about hunger among local children. In conjunction with the West Ohio Food Bank, Meals ‘til Monday is made up of volunteers and it receives funding through donations, all of which are put toward food. “What we’re trying to do is send two breakfasts and two lunches home with these children, all shelf-stable foods, so they have something to eat over the weekend,” said Joe Earl, who attended the meeting with his wife and co-director, Jenny. “A lot of people aren’t aware that there are kids in the area who either have no food or aren’t allowed access to food, and that all depends on the family they come from. The best way for us to address this is to get the word out.” Checks can be mailed to Meals ‘til Monday PO Box 3072 Elida OH 45807. The group can be contacted by e-mail at mealstilmonday@ In other news, the board approved the following resignations: Certified— Douglas Beck, Elida High School assistant principal, effective 8-2-10; Non-Certified— Lorri Martin, bus driver, effective 7-16-10; Supplemental— Laurie Swick, varsity/jv football and basketball cheerleading advisor. The following personnel were approved for employment: Certified— Delphos, Ohio Vickie Schafer, grade 1 teacher at Elida Elementary, effective 8-28-10; Aletia Hartzler, grade 1 long term substitute teacher at Elida Elementary, effective 8-2710; Sarah Carpenter, teacher assistant, $500.00- FY 10-11; Supplementals— Dave Evans, athletic manager; Art Holman and Dave May, faculty manager, split 50/50; Dave Sandy, Elida Middle School building Technology. The following substitute teachers were also approved: Mary Anthony, Thelithia Banks, Debra Berg-Simon, Lorrie Bianco, Tammy Boughan, Lisa Carman, Sandy Dackin, John Desenberg, Christine Few, Tonya Frazier, Marilyn Frueh, Jennifer George, Judith Hauenstein, Laurie Heddinger, Beverly Holland, Krista Jones, Valerie Kidd, Virginia Kirtland, Donna Baker, Ann Bercaw, James Bevilockway, Randy Boratko, Gregory Byrum, Deb Converse, Mark Daley, Carol Fails, Deborah Foos, Linda Freytag, Lauri Garland, Carol Gramm, Michelle Hanthorn, Catherine Heitz, Allison Jones, Therese Kearns, Kathleen King, James Maley, Linda Mann, Debra Mauk, Cynthia McPheron, Cyndie Moorman, Jane Myers, Jeannie Niles, Debra Oberhaus, William Peebles, Paul Risner, Robert Rohrer, John Sarakaitis, Danille Schmidt, Denise Sheipline, Richard Sherrick, Michael Snyder, Margaret Turnbull, Timothy Vaughn, Richard Weems, Paul Woehlke, Maha Zehery, Kayode Azeez, Benjamin Bercaw, Micah Cory, Stacey Freytag, Diane Hedick, Misty Sager, Dan Steinberger, Karen Reidenbach-Dew, Hollie Fisher, Groh Lucas, Stephanie Myles, Vickie See ELIDA, page 2


Clay to stop in Van Wert


Texas sensation Jonathan Clay will be making a stop at Perks Cafe in Van Wert at 8 p.m. on Thursday on his way to the east coast. While still only 24, Clay has had his studio recordings played on MTV’s The Hills, The Real World, Newport Harbor, The Freshman, ABC’s Lincoln Heights, The Lifetime Network and the WB. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. All shows at Perks Café are by donation only. Beverages can be purchased at the show or refreshments can be brought in.

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Members of Allen and Van Wert county 4-H programs check in for preliminary judging Tuesday at Jefferson High School. For the first time, the two counties combined judging leading up to exhibitions at this summer’s fairs.

Collaboration brings bright side to 4-H fiscal challenges
BY MICHAEL FORD The Delphos Herald about 400-450 kids with around 600 or so projects; we have 32 judges judging about 20 projects each,” Light said. Gottke was glad to see the positive effect collaboration has on the kids. “I was walking down the hall earlier and heard an Allen County Junior Fair Board member talking with a kid from the Van Wert County Junior Fair Board; ‘How do you do this?’ ‘How do you do that?’ and they were comparing how the fairs run and they were really engaged with one another,” she said. Because Light is the only OSU Extension staff member in Allen County, it was necessary for Allen to do something different from years past when it conducted its own preliminary judging. Through the collaboration, there are several benefits.

DELPHOS — Every year, 4-H members take projects to their respective county fair. These include everything from livestock to woodwork, sewing and even welding. Though each county holds judging prior to the fair, Entries are now being something new took place sought for the 2nd annual Tuesday at Jefferson High Little Miss Marbletown School. Contest at 7 p.m. Aug. 6 at Mark Light oversees the Delphos Wesleyan Church. program in Allen County on Contestants must be behalf of the OSU Extension. between the ages of 4-7 and His colleague in Van Wert is have a Delphos address. Heather Gottke and for the The competition includes first time in Ohio, two counthree categories: questies combined their judging tion and answer, poise and efforts. appearance and talent. “This is something we Pre-registration is due by July 31 and is $5. do every year but it’s new Send check and registrato combine them. Because tion form to “Little Miss Delphos is central, we ended Marbletown,” 427 S. Franklin up here. Allen County has 60 St., Delphos OH 45833. clubs and Van Wert has 25. For more information and Between the two, we have forms, call 419-233-0956.

Entries sought for ‘Little Miss Marbletown’

Stadium Club needs volunteers

Delphos Stadium Club will be working at the football stadium this week from 5-9 p.m. Thursday and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Thursday’s goal is to complete the first coat of paint in the tunnel. At least three volunteers for each of the following tasks are needed: — Finish scraping the old paint in the tunnel — Alternate operating the airless paint sprayer — Follow the paint sprayer with rollers and brushes Saturday’s goal is to complete the second coat of paint in the tunnel. Volunteers are needed to operate the airless paint sprayer and to follow the paint sprayer with rollers and brushes. Please wear a hat and appropriate paint clothes. Partly sunny Thursday; chance of showers, storms. High in mid 80s. See page 2.

Lake algae no threat to Delphos, canal
BY MICHAEL FORD The Delphos Herald Senator Sherrod Brown and United States Department of Agriculture chief Tom Vilsack announced Tuesday that $1 million will be allocated to Auglaize and Mercer counties to address the growth of algae in Grand Lake Saint Marys. The money will be funneled through the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. An extreme amount of growth has appeared over the last two weeks, halting all recreational activity on the lake. Many residents of communities along the Miami-Erie Canal may be concerned about toxins making their way north but one expert says there is nothing to worry about it. “We draw water out of Grand Lake St. Marys to keep water in the canal and we’re monitoring the algae every day to see how far north it moves and we aren’t seeing any more than a minimal amount flowing north through St. Marys,” Canal Operations Manager with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Water Steve Dorsten said. “Every day, we run through the three-mile feeder to the aquaduct and north of Saint Marys to the 40-mile pond and the farther we go downstream, the less algae we see. We’re not seeing anything of significance north of St. Mary’s — either because it

“By working together, we are able to have more qualified judges. For example, if I only had five kids with welding projects, they would normally end up in miscellaneous judging and the judge may not know welding,” he said. “But if Van Wert has a few welding projects, there are enough of them together to get a qualified judge.” Each year, the winner of each fair’s category progresses to the state fair. Light said by rubbing shoulders with 4-H members from another county, those who will later move to state competition get an early feel for the experience. He also added that collaboration saves money because he has always had to hire judges in the past. This year, volunteers from Van Wert County can judge Allen County projects and vise versa.

Ag leader describes corn development
BY MICHAEL FORD The Delphos Herald Area farmers hope to have a better year for corn than last year when heavy late rainfall caused plants to be too wet. Most farmers had to artificially dry their corn with propane, the cost of which diminished profits. For this year’s crop, one area agriculture leader says corn is in its most critical stage. “This is one of the more critical time periods for corn’s growth cycle, so the next few weeks are critical for rainfall; corn is in its reproductive stage right now where it’s pollinating and growing tassels,” said Van Wert Ohio State University Extension Educator Andy Kleinschmidt. He explains that this stage in corn development revolves around kernel creation. “Right now, the kernels are being fertilized so they can develop into full kernels. Once the fertilization process is complete, the corn will start transforming those small fertilized kernels into mature corn kerStaff photo nels. Corn will still be dependent on the weather, even at According to Van Wert Ohio State University Extension that stage and beyond — even Educator Andy Kleinschmidt, corn is in its most critical into September,” he said. stage. If the weather cooper- we want it to dry down so we so we don’t have to spend ates in early fall, farmers don’t have to artificially dry money on propane like we may get to make back some it like we did last year. We did last Fall,” Kleinschmidt of last year’s extra propane want warm, dry conditions at said. “We also don’t want an expense. that point with some windy early frost, but we definitely “Once the grain is mature, days to help dry it down want a dry fall.”

“ ... We’re not seeing anything of significance north of St. Mary’s — either because it is simply diluted or because of the canal’s filters such as duckweed and vegetation.”
— Steve Dorsten, canal operations manager is simply diluted or because of the canal’s filters such as duckweed and vegetation.” Grand Lake St. Marys has developed harmful algae connected to farming operations’ potential to deliver sediment and nutrients to the lake. Officials report that applying conservation measures such as filter strips, manure management and cover crops, sediment and nutrients will stay on land. Reducing nutrients entering the lake should decrease the amount of algae growth. The algae in question has been determined to be a liver toxin by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Recent water tests conducted by the Ohio EPA revealed the highest levels of microcystin recorded this summer.



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For The Record Relief tunnel should reach Jobless benefits may BP Gulf well by weekend flow soon
By DAVID DISHNEAU and COLLEEN LONG The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — The federal government’s spill chief said a relief tunnel should finally reach BP’s broken Gulf of Mexico well by the weekend, meaning the three-month-old gusher could be snuffed for good within two weeks. After several days of concern about the well’s stability and the leaky cap keeping the oil mostly bottled up, retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said Tuesday that engineers concluded the risk of a bigger blowout was minimal and were getting closer to pumping mud into the column to permanently seal it. “We continue to be pleased with the progress,” Allen said in Washington, giving the go-ahead to keep the well cap shut for at least 24 more hours and possibly longer. Meanwhile, a published report said BP’s beleaguered CEO, Tony Hayward, planned to step down after a series of PR blunders, including yacht racing during the spill and saying he wanted his life back. The Times newspaper in London, quoting company sources it did not identify, said today that Hayward was likely to go by early September. But BP spokeswoman Sheila Williams said, “Tony is leading the company in a strong and robust way and has the support of the board.” Shares of British-based BP PLC, which have lost about 40 percent since the disaster began in April, were up more than 3 percent today on the London Stock Exchange after the company announced a $7 billion asset sale to Houstonbased Apache Corp. to help pay for the catastrophe. Just weeks after promising to raise $10 billion by selling pieces of its business, BP said Tuesday that Apache will buy properties in the U.S., Canada and Egypt. BP says it has spent nearly $4 billion on the spill so far and is on the hook for a $20 billion fund for damaged Gulf residents and businesses. On the Gulf, BP vice president Kent Wells said crews hope to drill sideways into the blown-out well and intercept it at the end of July. The relief well is necessary to plug the well permanently. After it’s done, crews will begin the kill procedure, pumping mud and cement into the hole a mile underwater to (Continued from page 1) seal it, which BP said could take anywhere from five days to a couple of weeks. “Everything’s looking good,” Well said. “The relief well is exactly where we want it. It’s pointed in the right direction, and so we’re feeling good about that.” Engineers are also considering shooting drilling mud down through the cap to increase the chances that the attempt to kill the well succeeds. News that a solution is near cheered Jeff Hunt, who scans the waves daily for telltale tar balls in Pensacola Beach, Fla. “It makes me very happy, after nearly three months, that they finally have gotten to a pinnacle point of closing it,” said the co-owner of a hair salon. “We need to plug the thing.” BP wants to leave the cap on in the meantime. At one point, Allen wanted instead to relieve the pressure by opening up the cap and siphoning oil up to ships on the surface, but he has relented in the past few days. Opening the cap would have required allowing millions of gallons oil to gush into the sea again for a few days while the plumbing was hooked up.

Despite short jail stint, Lohan won’t be back soon
By ANTHONY McCARTNEY The Associated Press


LOS ANGELES — Lindsay Lohan’s time in jail will be short, but her time away from the public eye will be much longer. Sheriff’s officials say the actress will spend only about two weeks of a 90-day sentence in jail. But her brief time in an isolation cell that has housed other celebrities such as Paris Hilton and Michelle Rodriguez is just one element of a sentence that is designed to punish and rehabilitate the star. Once Lohan is released in early August, she will be required to report to probation officials within a day. She has also been ordered to spend three months at an inpatient rehab. That portion of her sentence won’t be trimmed like her jail stint by overcrowding and credits for good behavior.

Myles, Vickie Peters-Wills, Lora Market, Kyle McKibben, Margaret Mooney, John Mummert, Kristen Bonifas, James Oberhaus, Joan Pedlow, Vern Reichmanis, Hannah Rockhold, John Runkle, Philip Schey, Keith Schroeder, Elva Shepherd, Angela Siefker, Lvera Sprague, Rita Van Nederveen, Melissa Verhoff, Tara Wannemacher, Stephanie Zbacnik, Dallie Thomas, Jennifer Baumgartner, Jackson Burklo, Daniel Dugan, Judy Garrison, Carol McKinney, David Shutt, Kajavius Wilson, Martha Castaneda, Kristin Gable, Aaron Markley, Vickie Schafer, Sarah Keller and Cherie Fairburn. The following Volunteers were approved: Class 1— Taylor Anthony- band, Michael Freedband, Terry Kirkendall- band, Gary Blosser- band, Chuck Kirkland- band, Samantha Ewing, Cheryl Fraley, Tina Hadding, Donna Keasler, Diane Koch, Jim Line, Heather Northup, Mike

Reese, Tim Skamfer, Deb Stetler, Melanie Biedenharn, Matt Alessandrini, Doug Anthony, Mary Anthony, Carol Blymyer, Tammy Ellison, Pete Fisher, Lindsay Fraley, AJ Keasler, Craig Kerns, Robert Line, Delores Myers, Karen Ramone, Blake Selover, Rene Smith, Joanne Thomas; Class 2— Lisa Blosser- band, Pat Schymanski- volunteer football coach. The following sales projects conducted by student activity organizations were approved as well: Class of 2014 T-Shirt sale for Sept. 17-27, advisor Kelly Moyer. Prairie Farms and Nickles Bakery were approved as vendors for the district’s dairy and bread, respectively. Lunch prices were approved at $2.25, $2.50 and $3 for grades 9-12; $2.25 for grades 6-8; $2.10 for grades K-5, reduced breakfast $.30. Breakfast was approved at $1.25 for grades 6-12 and $1.10 for grades K-5; reduced breakfast $.40; Adults, $2.80.

Mary Lou Bockey, 80, of Delphos, died at 11:25 p.m. Tuesday at Vancrest By ANDREW TAYLOR Healthcare Center. Arrangements are incomThe Associated Press plete at Harter and Schier WASHINGTON — Senate Funeral Home. Democrats broke through a stubborn Republican filibuster Oliver J. Sever Oliver J. Sever, 95, of Tuesday and pressed to restart jobless benefits for 2 1/2 mil- Delphos, died at 11:20 lion Americans still unable to p.m. Tuesday at Vancrest find work in the frail nation- Healthcare Center. Arrangements are incomal economic recovery. The Democrats were victorious by plete at Harter and Schier the single vote of a new senator Funeral Home. sworn in only moments earlier. Senators voted 60-40 to move ahead on the bill, clearing the way for a final vote in WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county the chamber today. The Associated Press The recovery from the nation’s long and deep recesTONIGHT: Partly cloudy. sion has produced relatively A chance of showers and few new jobs so far, and millions of people’s unemploy- thunderstorms mainly in the ment benefits began running out evening. Lows in the mid seven weeks ago as Congress 60s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. bogged down in an impasse Chance of rain 30 percent. THURSDAY: Partly over whether the $34 billion sunny with a chance of showcost of a fresh extension of benefits should be paid for with ers and thunderstorms. Highs budget cuts or be added to the in the mid 80s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30 $13 trillion national debt. Democrats emphasized the percent. THURSDAY NIGHT: plight of the unemployed and argued that putting money in Partly cloudy. A chance of the pockets of jobless fami- showers and thunderstorms lies would also boost economic mainly in the evening. Muggy. Lows in the lower revival. But the numbers are far 70s. Southwest winds 5 to smaller than last year’s $862 10 mph. Chance of rain 30 billion stimulus legislation. percent. Republicans have blocked EXTENDED FORECAST FRIDAY: Partly sunny Democratic add-ons, such as with a slight chance of showaid to state governments. The economy has added ers and thunderstorms. Humid 882,000 jobs so far this year with highs in the lower 90s. — but many of those were only Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. temporary positions as the fed- Chance of rain 20 percent. FRIDAY NIGHT: Partly eral government geared up to cloudy. Lows around 70. conduct the U.S. Census. SATURDAY: Partly sunny Many Republicans have with a chance of showers and voted in the past for deficitfinanced benefits extension — thunderstorms. Highs in the including twice under the most upper 80s. Chance of rain 40 recent Bush administration. But percent. SATURDAY NIGHT: with the deficit well in excess Partly cloudy in the evening of $1 trillion, they now say it should be paid for with cuts becoming mostly cloudy. A elsewhere in the $3.7 trillion chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid federal budget. After initially feeling politi- 60s. Chance of rain 30 percal heat this winter when a cent. SUNDAY: Partly sunny. lone GOP senator, Jim Bunning of Kentucky, briefly blocked a Highs in the mid 80s. SUNDAY NIGHTbenefits extension in February, MONDAY NIGHT: Mostly the GOP has grown increasingly comfortable opposing the clear. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the mid 80s. legislation. Democrats said that in tough OLICE REPORT times the government invariably lengthens the eligibility period for jobless benefits as more and more people chase fewer jobs. Such efforts have At 10:56 a.m. on July 19, been deficit-financed — which policymakers and economists a rear-end collision occurred say has a stimulative effect on when one driver failed to maintain proper distance. the economy. Daniel Fisher, 47, of Delphos, was traveling eastbound on Second Street when Rose Hager, 73, of Fort Jennings followed too closely and rear-ended Fisher’s vehicle with her own. There were no injuries and minor damage to Fisher’s vehicle and moderate damage to Hager’s. Hager was cited for an assured clear distance ahead violation.

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Driver’s education classes will begin on Aug. 9 in Delphos. Area students who will be 16 years of age by March 9, 2011 may register for the classes held from 9 a.m. To noon Monday through Thursday at St. John’s High School. The course will include maneuverability and driving as well a classroom sessions. For more information, call 419-692-6766. Applications are available at area high school offices.

Man denies guilt in Corvette thefts

Strickland gets nod after public safety flap

CLEVELAND (AP) — A 71-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to stealing Corvettes in Ohio and Pennsylvania for chop shops. Daniel Ott Sr., of Akron, was indicted last month on charges of interstate transportation of stolen property and aiding and abetting a vehicle chop shop. An FBI affidavit says he told agents he had stolen more than 100 Corvettes in his career. Authorities say Ott stole at least 14 Corvettes in the region between April 2009 and May 2010. Court documents say Daniel Ott. Sr. was paid $1,200 per car by people who broke them down for parts. He was arrested June 15. A judge ordered that Ott remain in jail until his trial in September.

Classic rock legends, New Riders of the Purple Sage to headline 2010 Tabfest
Organizers of Tabfest announced today the line-up of bands that will play this year’s charity event on Friday and Saturday in Mendon. This year’s musical line up will include a fantastic mix of rock, blues, jazz, country, folk, funk and bluegrass bands. Performers include: New Riders of the Purple Sage, Freekbass, The OneEyed Show, Scotty Bratcher Band, The Spikedrivers, One Under, Mike Perkins, Mike Switzer, Jones for Revival, DNA, Purple Overcoat, Fall Kills the Calendar, Lady Bird and the Vultures, Simeon Soul Charger, Lotus Groove, Hairy Craig Jazz Explosion, Spaz and the Spazmasters, Lyle and others to be announced. The One-Eyed Show (St. Marys natives) and blues rockers, the Scotty Bratcher Band will close out the set Friday. Saturday will be feature the New Riders of the Purple Sage. Grateful Dead guitarist, Jerry Garcia was an original member of this group, which still features San Francisco Bay-area rock legend, David Nelson, who has played Tabfest previously with the David Nelson Band. Tabfest favorite Freekbass will end Saturday evening with a set of extreme funk. Proceeds from the event go to charity, and attendees are encouraged to save their aluminum can tabs, which will be recycled to support Ronald McDonald House Charities. During the 12-year event, Tabfest has donated $26,000 and nearly 7,500 pounds of aluminum can tabs to Ronald McDonald House Charities and various Auglaize and Mercer county charities. The tab amount alone weighs as much as an elephant! “It’s another great line-up this year at Tabfest, and we are excited to have an opportunity to raise more money to help children and families in need,” said Curt Albers, founder of Tabfest. “Our

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Murder charge dropped after witness deported

COLUMBUS (AP) — After defending a former street cop for her performance as his state public safety director, Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland has landed the endorsement of Ohio’s largest police union. Fraternal Order of Police members voted Tuesday to endorse Strickland over Republican John Kasich (KAY’-sick). Kasich didn’t attend an endorsement interview with the influential group nor fill out their questionnaire. He lost the nod to Strickland by 23 votes out of 325. The Ohio Senate in May declined to confirm Strickland’s choice for safety chief, Cathy Collins-Taylor, after allegations she called off a planned sting at the governor’s residence to save him political embarrassment. Her husband, Mike Taylor, is an FOP lobbyist. FOP state secretary Mark Drum says the endorsement process is thorough and nonpartisan.

mix of local and national artists provides something for everyone if you like creative, original, eclectic music in a relaxed atmosphere.” Tabfest will once again take place at the Mendon Speedway at Grand Lake Motorcycle Club, 8619 Deepcut Road in Mendon. Tickets can also be purchased at the gate and include primitive camping and live music. Tabfest is an annual charity concert campout that has become one of the largest and best-known music festivals of its kind in the region. Members of The One-Eyed Show and Grasshopper Pie (recently disbanded) partner with event founder, Curt Albers (from Minster) in a non-profit organization called the Harmony for Ohio Foundation to organize the annual festival. Visit for more information on Tabfest and the Harmony for Ohio Foundation.

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COLUMBUS (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped an aggravated-murder charge against a Columbus man because the key witness against him has been deported to Mexico. Tabfest organizers Curt Albers, left, and Mike Wilson with a representative of Ronald Franklin County prosecuMcDonald House Charities. They were dropping off aluminum tabs collected at a previtors say Homeland Security ous Tabfest. officials deported the witness on April 13 without letting the attorneys know. Prosecutors have dismissed 20-year-old Jaime Gallegos’ charges of aggravated murder and tampering with evidence. Gallegos was released from the Franklin County jail Monday night. Gallegos was one of two defendants indicted in the Christmas Eve shooting death of 22-year-old Miguel Martinez-Vargas, whose body was found in a car outside a email bar. Nancy Spencer, The other defendant in the shooting still faces charges editor at because prosecutors are rely- ing on a different witness.






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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

“God give me strength to face a fact though it slay me.” — Thomas Huxley, English biologist (1825-1895)

Obama to sign financial overhaul regulations
By JIM KUHNHENN The Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama aims to usher in a new era of consumer protections and banking restrictions today, checking off another legislative victory just before election-year politics overtakes the rest of his major agenda. The president was expected to sign a sweeping overhaul of financial regulations, a signature achievement that comes nearly two years after Wall Street’s failures knocked the economy into the worst recession since the Great Depression. The White House was planning a major signing ceremony featuring a long list of supporters of the legislation, including former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker and Robert Diamond, president of Barclay’s PLC. Obama is going out of his way to spotlight the legislation’s creation of a consumer protection bureau, an effort to make an otherwise arcane and complex regulatory bill meaningful to the public and to fend off Republican criticism that it amounts to an expansion of government. “These reforms represent the strongest consumer financial protections in history,” the president says in excerpts released by the White House in advance of his remarks. “And these protections will be enforced by a new consumer watchdog with just one job: looking out for people — not big banks, not lenders, not investment houses in the financial system.” The law also assembles a powerful council of regulators to be on the lookout for risks across the finance system. It places shadow financial markets that previously escaped the oversight of regulators under new scrutiny and gives the government new powers to break up companies that threaten the economy. Large, failing financial institutions would be liquidated and the costs assessed on their surviving peers. Borrowers will be protected from hidden fees and abusive terms, but also will have to provide evidence that they can repay their loans. The Federal Reserve will get new powers while at the same time coming under expanded congressional oversight.

One Year Ago • After several months of budgetary adjustments, the TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Putnam County Library Board met to do what turned out to be inevitable: slash jobs. The district library has seven branches dirt — specifically dirty diapers throughout the county, including Ottoville, where hours will — is flying in Florida’s race for be reduced, and at Fort Jennings, where hours will remain governor. In one television commercial, unchanged. newcomer Rick Scott suggests his GOP primary opponent, 25 Years Ago — 1985 • People interested in entering the Delphos Area Car Club the state attorney general and model car contest may register at Odenweller Clothing Store, a former congressman, should according to Joe Odenweller, contest coordinator. The contest be thrown out like a baby’s dirty diaper. “Bill McCollum’s is open to males and females in three categories: up to 10, record stinks,” a female narrator 11-17 and 18 and up. Model cars will be on display in windows says over an image of a squirmof Odenweller Clothing and other stores July 24-27. ing infant’s swaddled bottom. • The Allen County Chapter of the American Red Cross colFloridians can’t watch televilected 230 units of blood July 18 at the Knights of Columbus sion for long this summer withHall on Marcele Hoehn Day. First time donors were Kelly out seeing one candidate tear Teman, Mary Jane Schulte, Eileen Jackson, Rob Youngpeter, down the other. Wealthy tea Bernard Fischer, Kay S. Thompson, Tim Connell, Richard L. party favorite Scott has spent more than $20 million of his own Barnes Jr. and Jean Mueller. • Cub Scout Pack 42 visited the Boy Scout Camp Lakota fortune on campaign advertising. at Defiance on July 17. Scouts and leaders involved in Day McCollum and his allies, deterCamp were Brian Goergens, Kevin Pierner, Shawn Ness, Kevin mined not to let the criticism go Kemper, Melvin Maas, Jackson Stevenson, Jeff Bockey, Ricky unanswered, are firing back. Around the country, estabStemen, Ben Bockey, Chad German, Dusty Miller, John German, lishment and anti-establishment Kevin Dickman, Scott Myers, Joyce Myers and Cyndi Kemper. candidates are using ads to attack each other as sinister, , incompe50 Years Ago — 1960 tent, amoral or almost criminal. • Approximately 500 Delphos and area residents attended the — Arizona Sen. John McCain, Summer Carnival held at the Delphos Country Club. Festivities facing a Republican primary chalincluded golfing with special contests, and entertainment by lenge from the right, has hit J.D. Tom Herrman and his Folligans, games, cards and a delicious Hayworth, a former congressman buffet dinner served by NuMaude’s Restaurant. Prizes awarded trying to tap into anti-Washingincluded: first prize – set of irons, T. M. Flores, Middle Point; ton sentiment, with a commersecond prize – set of woods, E. O. Steinle, Delphos; third prize cial labeling him “huckster.” It’s – golf bag, Robert Maley, Gomer; fourth prize – golf cart, Mrs. based on Hayworth’s appearance Don Penn, Delphos; fifth prize – two dozen golf balls, Dr. H. in an infomercial for free govG. Illig; sixth prize – windbreaker golf shirt and a dozen balls, ernment money on behalf of a James Lang, Delphos; seventh prize – windbreaker golf shirt and company accused of swindling a dozen balls, Paul Birkmeier, Delphos; eighth prize – golf cart, customers out of thousands of Ralph Weger, Delphos; ninth prize – set of four head covers and dollars. Hayworth’s wife says in an ad that McCain “sold out the golf gloves, C. E. Yerick, Delphos; tenth prize – a dozen golf people of Arizona on immigraballs and sox and hat, Irene Miller, Ottoville. tion, bailouts and tax increases. Now John McCain has embraced 75 Years Ago — 1935 character assassination to keep • A large number of Delphos business and professional his job. John McCain should be people took part in a class in memory training which was ashamed.” conducted at the Beckman Hotel. A. S. Kellog, Urbana, Ohio, — In Nevada, Republican memory expert who had previously given a demonstration of Senate candidate and tea party his ability in this respect as a member of the Kiwanis Club, was favorite Sharron Angle has been in charge of the class. the target of a barrage of attack • When a Van Wert team which was scheduled to play the ads, first from a failed primary Delphos FERA team here failed to show up, the FERA outfit rival and now from Democrats took on the Park team at Waterworks Park. The FERA workers trying to keep Senate Majority were victorious in a close contest, leading the Park Team by one Leader Harry Reid in office. run, 8 to 7. Thithoff, who started on the hill for the FERA, was One made fun of Angle’s supwild in the first inning, Lucas relieved him in the second and port of a Church of Scientology program that supposedly uses held the opposition well in check for the rest of the game. massage and sauna therapy to • A delightful program was presented under the auspices reduce inmate violence behind of the Woman’s Home and Foreign Missionary Society of the bars. The ad depicts a burly con Methodist Church. The musical and tea were held at the home getting a massage before kissof Mrs. Frank Wells in Fort Jennings. Wells was assisted by ing the tattoo on his arm — a Mrs. Frank Render. caricature of Angle’s face and the words, “Thanks Sharron.” Angle is running her own critical ad accusing Reid of running negative ads. Reid has a slight edge over The Delphos Herald welcomes letters to the editor. Letters should be no more than 400 words. The newspaper reserves the Angle in recent polls. right to edit content for length, clarity and grammar. Letters concerning private matters will not be published. Failure to supply a full name, home address and daytime phone WASHINGTON — It is number will slow the verification process and delay publication. often said that there are no new Letters can be mailed to The Delphos Herald, 405 N. Main stories, just different ways of St., Delphos, Ohio 45833, faxed to 419-692-7704 or e-mailed to telling the same ones. Familiar Authors should clearly state they plots persist through literature: want the message published as a letter to the editor. Anonymous man versus nature, “rags to letters will not be printed. riches,” the hero quest, and so on. And then there’s Alvin Greene — the nobody who becomes somebody, suddenly and without anything to recommend him but sheer dumb luck. Our literature is no stranger to the type. Forrest Gump, from the 1986 novel of the same name, is an exemplary accidental “someone” — a sweet, “uncomplicated” young man utterly without guile or malice who somehow manages to stumble from one record-setting success to another. From war hero to world ping-pong champion to entrepreneur, Gump boggles all minds but his own, busy as it is considering the existential mysteries contained in a box of chocolates. A few years earlier, Chauncey Gardiner was an unlikely hero in Jerzy Kosinski’s 1971 novella, “Being There.” Subsequently made into a movie by the same name, “Being There” is the tale of a gardener who becomes a favorite to run for U.S. president following an unlikely series of misunderstandings. The first occurs when Chauncey is turned out of the


Lust for power, dirty diapers hit states’ airwaves

Official who fired Ag. Dept. employee without investigating recants decision
By MARY CLARE JALONICK and BEN EVANS The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said today he will reconsider the department’s decision to oust a black employee over racially tinged remarks after learning more about what she said. Vilsack issued a short statement early this morning after Shirley Sherrod, who until Tuesday was the Agriculture Department’s director of rural development in Georgia, said she was pressured to resign because of her comments that she didn’t give a white farmer as much help as she could have 24 years ago. Sherrod said her remarks, delivered in March at a local NAACP banquet in Georgia, were part of a larger story about learning from her mistakes and racial reconciliation, not racism, and they were taken out of context by a blogger who posted only part of her speech. Vilsack’s statement came after the NAACP posted the full video of Sherrod’s comments Tuesday night. “I am of course willing and will conduct a thorough review and consider additional facts to ensure to the American people we are providing services in a fair and equitable manner,” Vilsack said. The Obama administration’s move to reconsider her employment was an absolute reversal from hours earlier, when a White House official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said President Barack Obama had been briefed on Sherrod’s resignation after the fact and stood by the Agriculture Department’s handling of it. But growing calls for the administration to reconsider the decision put pressure on Vilsack, who stressed that the decision to ask for her resignation was his alone. The NAACP, which initially condemned Sherrod’s remarks and supported her ouster, later said she should keep her job. The civil rights group said it and millions of others were duped by the website that posted partial video of her speech on Monday. The white farming family that was the subject of the story also stood by Sherrod and said she should stay. “We probably wouldn’t have (our farm) today if it hadn’t been for her leading us in the right direction,” said Eloise Spooner, the wife of farmer Roger Spooner of Iron City, Ga. As Sherrod reached out to media to plead her case and more people came to her defense, the administration faced criticism that officials nervous about racial perceptions overreacted and made her a political sacrifice amid dueling allegations of racism between the NAACP and the tea party movement.

In an ironic touch, Obama will sign the bill in the massive Ronald Reagan Building, named after a president who championed deregulation. Joining him will be scores of consumer advocates, state and local government officials, business owners and executives, and members of Congress who supported the bill. Among those expected to be featured are Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., and Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., the two committee chairmen who shepherded the bill through Congress and after whom the bill is named. Obama will also be joined by a Maryland Vietnam veteran who was hit with bank overdraft fees and a Georgia teacher stung by retroactive interest rate increases on her credit card balance — two issues the legislation aims to remedy. Though Obama and his top officials urged Congress to pass the law while the memory of the 2008 financial meltdown was still fresh, many of the law’s provisions won’t take effect for at least a year as regulators scramble to write new rules and implement them.


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In the clip posted on, Sherrod described the first time a white farmer came to her for help. It was 1986, and she worked for a nonprofit rural farm aid group. She said the farmer came in acting “superior” to her and she debated how much help to give him. “I was struggling with the fact that so many black people had lost their farmland, and here I was faced with helping a white person save their land,” Sherrod said. Initially, she said, “I didn’t give him the full force of what I could do” and only gave him enough help to keep his case progressing. Eventually, she said, his situation “opened my eyes” that whites were struggling just like blacks, and helping farmers wasn’t so much about race but “about the poor versus those who have.” The two-minute, 38-second clip posted Monday by was presented as evidence that the NAACP was hypocritical in its resolution condemning what it calls racist elements of the tea party movement. The website’s owner, Andrew Breitbart, said the video shows the civil rights group condoning the same kind of racism it says it wants to erase. is the same outfit that gained fame last year after airing video of workers at the community group ACORN counseling actors posing as a prostitute and her boyfriend.
the country going downhill and thought, if not he, then who? And, please, who is to say that Greene wouldn’t bring some of that long-missing common sense and cherished smalltown values to Washington? If Greene were to defeat incumbent Jim DeMint — and stranger things have happen in the Palmetto State -- Republicans would have to be gracious as one of their favorite tropes became manifest. That would be William F. Buckley’s famous statement beloved by conservatives that he would rather be governed by the first 2,000 names in the Boston phone book than by the Harvard faculty. At a time when “ordinary” is the new cool — and knownothingness a badge of honor -- Greene is the man. When nearly everyone associated with the Obama administration is Harvard-groomed, Greene is poison to their ivy league. Joe the Plumber, meet Alvin the Gump. Buckley may have been sincere in his preference for everyday Americans over Harvard elites, but H.L. Mencken may have hit a larger truth with his distillation of this all-American story: “Democracy is the theory that common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.”
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mansion where he lived (and gardened) his whole life upon his benefactor’s death. When someone asks his name, “Chance the Gardener” is heard as “Chauncey Gardiner.” Thereafter, everyone Gardiner meets projects his or her own needs and expectations onto this kind but empty-headed “nobody.” In their minds, Gardiner is the wealthy aristocrat they need him to be, his mundane gardening observations sublime metaphors filled with timeless wit and wisdom. Clueless are us. Thus we come to Alvin Greene, whose story is familiar by now: No campaign, no ads, no yard signs, no website and no funds except the $10,000 he managed to produce for the filing fee. An unemployed veteran who lives with his father in Manning, S.C., a town of about 4,000, he was virtually unknown until 100,362 of his fellow citizens, most of whom had never heard of Greene, voted for him. Surprising no one perhaps

more than Greene himself, this remote, expressionless man of very few words defeated Vic Rawl, a judge and former state representative whose name apparently also failed to ring a bell. When in doubt, it seems, South Carolinians can be relied upon to act alphabetically. After weeks of speculation and wonderment about how this man materialized without anyone’s notice, Greene finally spoke Sunday to a gathering of about 500 and was rewarded with a standing ovation. He didn’t say much, but the people heard what they needed to hear. Greene said he wanted to “reclaim our country from terrorists and communists,” and get us back on the right track. He also wants to create “green” jobs and has suggested manufacturing action figures of himself. Well, why not? A military veteran who returns home to become the first African-American nominated to the U.S. Senate in South Carolina since Reconstruction is legendary stuff. In fact, Greene, who earned a bachelor’s degree in political science at the University of South Carolina, accumulated an impressive number of accolades before departing the service. It was while stationed in South Korea that Greene says he first began thinking of a future in politics. He just saw

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

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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, Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 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. 7:30 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 p.m. — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. SATURDAY 9 a.m.-noon — Interfaith Thrift Store, North Main Street. St. Vincent DePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. John’s High School parking lot, is open. The facility can also be opened by appointment by calling John Trentman at 419-692-7185. 12:15 p.m. — Testing of warning sirens by Delphos Fire and Rescue 5 p.m. — Delphos Coon and Sportsman’s Club hosts a chicken fry. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. SUNDAY 1-4 p.m. — Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St. Kalida. 1:30 p.m. — Amvets Post 698 Auxiliary meets at the Amvets post in Middle Point. 4 p.m. — Amvets Post 698 regular meeting at the Amvets post in Middle Point. 7:30 p.m. — Sons of Amvets Post 698 meet at Amvets Post in Middle Point. MONDAY 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Ottoville Branch Library is open. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 7 p.m. — Ottoville village council meets at the municipal building. Marion Township Trustees meet at the township house. 7:30 p.m. — Delphos Eagles Aerie 471 meets at the Eagles Lodge. TUESDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 6 p.m. — Weight Watchers meets at Trinity United Methodist Church, 211 E. Third St. 7 p.m. — Delphos Area Simply Quilters meets at the Delphos Area Chamber of Commerce, 306 N. Main St. Delphos City Council meets at the municipal building, 608 N. Canal St. 7:30 p.m. — Alcoholics Anonymous, First Presbyterian Church, 310 W. Second St. 8:30 p.m. — Elida village council meets at the town hall. WEDNESDAY 9 a.m. - noon — Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St. Kalida. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 11:45 a.m. — Rotary Club meets at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 6 p.m. — Shepherds of Christ Associates meet in the St. John’s Chapel. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. Please notify the Delphos Herald at 419-695-0015 if there are any corrections or additions to the Coming Events column.

This is a month full of birthdays and anniversaries in this household and in our family. For instance, today is sister Emma’s 37th birthday. Yesterday was my mother’s 74th. It seems I always think about her birthday every year even though she has gone on before us. It looks like I have a full day’s work ahead. Laundry needs to be done. Then I need to take care of my cucumbers. I will probably make them into freezer pickles. It is one of the easiest ways of doing pickles. I usually put several plastic ice cream buckets full of homemade freezer pickles into the freezer. When we have church services we get those out of the freezer and they taste just like fresh pickles. Daughters Elizabeth, 16, and Susan, 14, are working 6 days a week corn detasseling. They leave around 6:20 a.m. and come home around 3:30 p.m. I sure miss their help here at home. (Editor‘s note: detasseling is done to help promote cross-pollination of certain varieties of corn). Although Verena can help now again around the house she gets tired more quickly than she used to. As I write the column, she and Loretta, 10, are doing the dishes and sweeping floors. We want to go do the laundry after I get done with this. Like usual, I waited until the last minute to get this written. Benjamin, 11, and Joseph, 7, are supposed to be cleaning out the barn today. Husband Joe assigned that job to them for today. I need to go check to see whether they are doing their job. They have a habit of playing sometimes instead of getting the work done so they need reminders once in a while. Joseph will be 8 this week on Saturday, July 24. And just like the rest of the children, he just can’t wait and is counting the days. Benjamin is proud to be 11. Somehow going up in

numbers makes them feel more grown-up. Verena had sprained her ankle and was on crutches last week but now seems to be doing fine without them. In general she seems to be doing OK these days but did give us another scare last night. She had another one of those post-concussions before bedtime. She couldn’t walk and was that different person again but this one last only 1 hour and 25 minutes. Each time it is getting shorter. But we still feel like we need to be right there with her until she snaps back to herself. She again doesn’t remember it and thinks she was sleeping. She felt the shocks going through her body and legs again before becoming herself. On Sunday morning, we all took the buggy the approximately four miles to church. It was a pretty morning but hot. We had all the doors and windows on the buggy open so there was a cool cross-breeze. We decided to take Verena to church yesterday for the first time since her concussion. She felt a little lightheaded but otherwise did OK. She feels insecure in a crowd of people which I am sure over time will get better. She was happy to be able to hold some of the babies in the congregation. I do think the post-concussions come when she gets tired or extra stressed out. She really wanted to go to church so we decided to try it. The children were going to follow us with Stormy the pony and the open cart but we were worried it might rain in the afternoon so we all took the buggy instead. And did it storm a little in the afternoon, which cooled things off a bit. Joe is gradually digging up some red potatoes whenever time allows. We are getting a good crop this year. Our first cherry tomatoes are starting to ripen and the big tomatoes look almost ready. I think we check on them too often. Yesterday after church, they had tomatoes and sweet onions to eat

along with the rest of the Ohio University has been named to the 2010 lunch. Everyone thought it was a treat since a lot announced area students from spring quarter dean’s list. To be named to the dean’s of people don’t have too the Athens Campus who have earned degrees. list, a student must have many yet. Derek Kaverman of earned a grade point average I will share a recipe Delphos — Bachelor of of at least a 3.5 for the quarter with you that Benjamin’s Science in Civil Engineering and have earned a minimum Megan Greve of Delphos of 16 quarter hours, 12 of teacher shared with me. She stopped in one morn- — Bachelor of Science in which were taken for letter grades. ing with a prepared dish of Journalism, Cum laude Kathryn Karhoff of Elida this casserole plus garlic Joe Shellenbarger bread. Her act of kindness Fort Jennings — Doctor of Delphos was very much appreci- Osteopathic Medicine Travis Klingler ated. The recipe calls for Bradley Rode of Blaine Smith some ingredients that not Laura Pohlman everyone keeps on hand Spencerville — Bachelor of Fort Jennings but it was a change for us Science in Civil Engineering Ohio University has Andrew Hilvers and we all enjoyed it. also announced the names Leesha Blake of 2,812 students from the Ottoville RIGATONI AND Joel Kaufman CHEESE CASSEROLE Athens Campus who have 1 pound of ground beef Two 26-ounce jars of spaghetti sauce By Liz Winhover Everyone was reminded to 16 ounces of cottage sign up for judging on July cheese Pathfinders of Delphos 20th. Livestock judging takes One 1 pound box of 4-H members met on July 6th place on July 26th, and early rigatoni noodles, cooked at the Stadium Park Shelter judging on July 15th. Judging 2 eggs House. Lucy Bonifas, the appointments are to be made 1 1/2 teaspoons dried Safety Officer, gave a report online this year. Also, memItalian seasoning on Swimming Safety. bers gave demonstrations at 1/4 cup grated Parmesan Pumpkin and Sunflower the meeting. cheese seeds were handed out. The next meeting will begin 4 cups mozzarella Members will grow them and at 7 p.m. Aug. 3. Pictures will cheese then enter them at the Apple be taken for the fair booth Preheat oven to 350 Festival. and a garage sale will be degrees. In saucepan over Forms for livestock and organized for the Lincoln medium, heat brown beef Black Inc were distributed. Highway garage sales. and add pasta sauce and seasoning. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. In a 36 Years separate bowl, combine of reliable cottage cheese with 1 cup local service mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and eggs. Grease 13 X 9 baking dish and spread 1 cup of the pasta sauce mixture. Top “If you’re not getting our price, you may be paying too much!” with 1/2 of the noodles, cheese mixture and repeat in layers until everything is used up. Sprinkle remainRoofing and Siding, Inc. ing 3 cups of mozzarella cheese over top. . Bake Your Local Home uncovered until bubbly, 45 Improvement Specialist minutes. Makes 10 to 12 Serving the Community for servings. over 36 years! There are a limited num•FREE ESTIMATES ber of slightly damaged •FINANCING AVAILABLE Amish Cook soft cover 35 Years WE’VE GOT cookbook sets available. of reliable, local service. These are overruns from the YOU COVERED! printer, featuring slightly For Roofing, Siding, scratched or scuffed covWindows, Doors, ers, but the insides of the Spouting, Awnings, books are fine. The books are available at a discount Patio Enclosures and need to be ordered by & More. For Roofing, Siding, Windows, Doors, July 23 or when the supSpouting, Awnings, Patio Enclosures and more 116 N. Walnut, Van Wert ply is exhausted. To order, • FREE ESTIMATES • FINANCING AVAILABLE call 513-849-9158 or visit www.amishcookonline. Your Local Home Improvement com/special Specialist

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Does Armstrong still have shot a Tour stage win?
By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press Writer PAU, France (AP) — Lance Armstrong came oh-so-close to the Tour de France stage win he’s been yearning for in his final appearance, and one could still come with four racing days left. The seven-time Tour champion ruled himself out of contention 10 days ago after struggling in the first Alpine challenge, and he’s looking forward to retirement when the race ends in Paris on Sunday. But Armstrong’s coach says the American could win a stage. “It’s not yet finished,” said Johan Bruyneel, manager of Armstrong’s RadioShack team and the man who coached him during all his victories from 1999 to 2005. “There’s a single (mountain) stage left on Thursday ... we’re going to try again,” said Bruyneel, who also has coached the winner in nine of

Can it be? Can the National Football League season be just around the corner? NFL camps will open Friday, with the Browns the first team to do so. Doesn’t it seem as if the year goes quicker and quicker as time marches on? It feels like the 2009 season just got over. What will this season look like with an uncapped year, with a potential lockout looming in 2011? Have these “men” not learned their lessons with the labor unrest that damaged baseball and the NFL in earlier days? Or the NBA? I hate to disagree with my close buddy and lifelong pal Scott Boras but can they not see that NO sport is recession-proof, even the all-powerful NFL? The economy will make that crystal clear, so they better get their heads out of the “sand” and get smart. You hope that cooler heads will eventually prevail but I have the feeling we are in for a long siege for the next few months, with a lot of posturing and blowharding — if that’s a word — until they finally get it done. The thing is, will fans be willing to forgive this affront with things as bad as they are? Look how long it has taken the fans to come back to baseball after the last work stoppage — and I am not sure they’ve come back to the extent they were before. Fans can only take so much, after all. The World Cup is a thing of the

National League At A Glance All Times EDT By The Associated Press East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 55 38 .591 — New York 49 45 .521 6 1/2 Philadelphia 48 45 .516 7 Florida 45 48 .484 10 Washington 40 54 .426 15 1/2 Central Division W L Pct GB St. Louis 53 41 .564 — Cincinnati 53 42 .558 1/2 Chicago 43 52 .453 10 1/2 Milwaukee 43 52 .453 10 1/2 Houston 38 56 .404 15 Pittsburgh 33 60 .355 19 1/2 West Division W L Pct GB San Diego 54 38 .587 — San Francisco 52 42 .553 3 Colorado 51 42 .548 3 1/2 Los Angeles 49 45 .521 6 Arizona 36 58 .383 19 ——— Monday’s Games Milwaukee 3, Pittsburgh 1 St. Louis 8, Philadelphia 4 Florida 9, Colorado 8 Cincinnati 7, Washington 2 Houston 11, Chicago Cubs 5 Arizona 13, N.Y. Mets 2 San Francisco 5, L.A. Dodgers 2 Tuesday’s Games Pittsburgh 11, Milwaukee 9 Colorado 10, Florida 0 Atlanta 4, San Diego 1 Cincinnati 8, Washington 7 Chicago Cubs 14, Houston 7 St. Louis 7, Philadelphia 1 Arizona 3, N.Y. Mets 2 San Francisco 7, L.A. Dodgers 5 Wednesday’s Games Houston (Myers 7-6) at Chicago Cubs (Lilly 3-8), 2:20 p.m. Milwaukee (Ra.Wolf 7-8) at Pittsburgh (Duke 3-9), 7:05 p.m. Colorado (Hammel 7-4) at Florida (Nolasco 9-7), 7:10 p.m. San Diego (Garland 9-6) at Atlanta (Hanson 8-6), 7:10 p.m. Washington (Strasburg 4-2) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 10-4), 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Blanton 3-5) at St. Louis (J.Garcia 8-4), 8:15 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Niese 6-4) at Arizona (Haren 7-8), 9:40 p.m. San Francisco (Zito 8-4) at L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 7-5), 10:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Colorado (De La Rosa 3-2) at Florida (Jo.Johnson 10-3), 12:10 p.m. Washington (L.Hernandez 6-6) at Cincinnati (Volquez 1-0), 12:35 p.m. San Diego (Richard 7-4) at Atlanta (T.Hudson 9-5), 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Hamels 7-7) at St. Louis (Wainwright 14-5), 2:15 p.m. Milwaukee (Gallardo 8-4) at Pittsburgh (Ohlendorf 1-7), 7:05 p.m.


the last 11 Tours — including Spaniard Alberto Contador in 2007 and 2009. Heading into the final rest day on Wednesday, Armstrong finished a respectable — even impressive — sixth in Stage 16 on Tuesday by keeping up with and at times leading a breakaway bunch that got out early in the 124-mile trek up four nasty Pyrenean peaks. Tuesday’s stage, which featured a 40-mile ride down from the Aspin pass, wasn’t suited for a possible Armstrong win as long as he was surrounded by other — and mostly younger — riders. After a plodding day of climbs, his 38-year-old legs weren’t ready to battle the final bunch sprint won by France’s Pierrick Fedrigo. “It was full-gas all day,” said Armstrong. “It’s been awhile since I sprinted ... Just not quick enough. I’m not the best guy in the race but I still have the spirit of a fighter.”

Pro football back again
past — already — and it will be interesting to see what the repercussions will be after all the problems with the officiating. Want to bet that the Spanish are still celebrating their world title? I don’t know what to think of LeBron James joining Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade for the Miami Heat. Apparently, they all three took less than what he could have gotten had they gone somewhere else, as did Udonis Haslem. Zydraunus Ilgauskas, Juwan Howard, James Jones and Mike Miller also joined the heat, with the latter two ALSO taking less money. Now, Jason Williams is rumored to be heading to south Florida. Something stinks to high heaven here. All these guys just all took lesser pay? Even Michael Jordan questions what is going on here. Perhaps it is just as they claim it is: their friendship in deciding to try for a championship. However, I really cannot see Wade being willing to be a number 2 guy at this stage of his career, nor Bosh being a third guy. Eventually, their egos will take over, their friendship be darned.

Metcalfe’s Musings

San Francisco (M.Cain 7-8) at Arizona (R.Lopez 5-8), 9:40 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Takahashi 7-4) at L.A. Dodgers (Kuroda 7-8), 10:10 p.m.

Reds get long, wild 8-7 win over Nationals
By JOE KAY AP Baseball Writer

American League At A Glance All Times EDT By The Associated Press East Division W L Pct GB New York 58 34 .630 — Tampa Bay 56 37 .602 2 1/2 Boston 53 41 .564 6 Toronto 48 46 .511 11 Baltimore 30 63 .323 28 1/2 Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 52 41 .559 — Detroit 48 44 .522 3 1/2 Minnesota 49 45 .521 3 1/2 Kansas City 40 53 .430 12 Cleveland 40 54 .426 12 1/2 West Division W L Pct GB Texas 55 39 .585 — Los Angeles 51 45 .531 5 Oakland 47 47 .500 8 Seattle 36 58 .383 19 ——— Monday’s Games Tampa Bay 8, Baltimore 1 Texas 8, Detroit 6, 14 innings Cleveland 10, Minnesota 4 Kansas City 5, Toronto 4, 10 innings Boston 2, Oakland 1 Chicago White Sox 6, Seattle 1 Tuesday’s Games L.A. Angels 10, N.Y. Yankees 2 Baltimore 11, Tampa Bay 10, 13 innings Texas 8, Detroit 0 Cleveland 4, Minnesota 3 Toronto 13, Kansas City 1 Oakland 5, Boston 4, 10 innings Chicago White Sox 4, Seattle 0 Wednesday’s Games Tampa Bay (J.Shields 7-9) at Baltimore (Bergesen 3-7), 12:35 p.m. L.A. Angels (Pineiro 10-6) at N.Y. Yankees (Vazquez 7-7), 1:05 p.m. Cleveland (Westbrook 6-5) at Minnesota (Liriano 7-7), 1:10 p.m. Toronto (Rzepczynski 0-0) at Kansas City (Greinke 5-9), 2:10 p.m. Boston (Buchholz 10-4) at Oakland (G.Gonzalez 8-6), 3:35 p.m. Texas (C.Lewis 9-5) at Detroit (Scherzer 6-7), 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Floyd 5-8) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 7-6), 10:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Toronto (R.Romero 7-6) at Detroit (Verlander 11-5), 1:05 p.m. Kansas City (Chen 5-3) at N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 12-3), 7:05 p.m. Minnesota (Pavano 11-6) at Baltimore (Millwood 2-8), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Jer.Weaver 9-5) at Texas (Cl.Lee 8-4), 8:05 p.m. Boston (Lackey 9-5) at Seattle (Rowland-Smith 1-9), 10:10 p.m.

Indians beat Twins 4-3 for 6th straight win
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Seventh inning, tie game, runners on first and second and one out. Joe Mauer stepping to the plate. The Minnesota Twins pray for situations like that and their opponents like the Cleveland Indians dread them. Then the three-time AL batting champion and reigning MVP bunted. He did what? That’s right, he laid a bunt down, but it sputtered in the dirt in front of home plate and Mauer was thrown out at first base. Jason Kubel followed with a groundout and the Indians escaped with the game tied. Travis Hafner doubled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the streaking Indians won their sixth in a row with a 4-3 victory over the Twins on Tuesday night. “I don’t ever tell a hitter what to do,” Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. “He tried to drag bunt. Ask Joe about that.” Well, Joe? Mauer put forth a reasoned argument, saying that facing hard-throwing lefty Rafael Perez, who likes to throw cutters away, coupled with Indians third baseman Jhonny Peralta playing way back invited the move. “It’s just giving me a base hit,” Mauer said. “It got off the end of the bat a little bit and I didn’t get it out there far enough. Didn’t execute.” As the No. 3 hitter, who just signed an eight-year, $184 million extension, Mauer is getting paid to drive in runs, not move the runners up for Kubel. But Mauer has been struggling at the plate this season by his lofty standards, hitting .297 with just four homers and 41 RBIs. “I’m not feeling the greatest at the plate right now, so that factors in,” Mauer said. “But that situation, to get two guys in scoring position with Kubel up with one out, I’ll take my chances, for sure.” So will the Indians. With runners on second and third, Kubel grounded out weakly to first base to end the inning, and the Tribe pounced in the top of the eighth. Jose Mijares (1-1) walked leadoff hitter Carlos Santana and Hafner followed with a drive to the gap in right-center to give the Indians the lead. Perez (3-0) picked up the win in relief of a sharp Justin Masterson and Chris Perez picked up his ninth save in 12 tries. “He’s so talented, he can do everything hitting,” Indians manager Manny Acta said. “It worked out for us because it didn’t go far enough. It would have been a very good play if it rolls on the third-base line and all of a sudden they have the bases loaded with Kubel up, whose had some success against Rafi Perez before.” Even though it didn’t, Mauer said he had no regrets about it. “If you factor in all the things, it sounds like a pretty good idea, I think,” Mauer said. “I’m sure a lot of people don’t recognize that or don’t realize that. There’s a lot of things that go into it and I thought that was

Again, maybe I am wrong but it’s awful hard to overcome the ego that these guys have developed over the years and their desire to be numero uno wherever they go. Wade did team with Shaq a few years ago for a title but that was in his first couple years in the league. Now that he has become a bona fide superstar, it will be interesting to see if — in my opinion, when — this experiment will implode. After all, there is only one ball. It will be tough enough to find enough touches for the three superstars. Miller and Williams will also need their touches — these guys are no shrinking violets, either. I wonder how many Cleveland fans did not go into work the day after “The Decision”? I don’t know what you think about Rev. Jackson’s thoughts about Dan Gilbert’s day-after rant but that is all they were; words spoken with emotion. There was no racism involved; it was the angry diatribe of an owner who did everything he could to try and keep LeBron and give him a championship team, considering Cleveland’s financial limits. And that was ALL it was. I am so sick and tired of the political correctness we have today. Everything has to be about race instead of people simply being able to have feelings and emotions. Many other fans — of all races — had the same thoughts of betrayal, rightly or wrongly.

CINCINNATI (AP) — Mike Leake did some solid pitching and had a nice at-bat, too. He hung around through a long rain delay, just so he could get in more swings. When he finally left, things seemed well in hand. That’s when the sweating began. Leake pitched five solid innings before a long rain delay Tuesday night, and the Cincinnati Reds blew most of a seven-run lead after the break before holding on for an 8-7 win over the Washington Nationals. The Reds led 5-1 in the middle of the fifth, when rain forced a 2-hour, 40-minute delay. The lead went to 8-1 before the Nationals rallied against the bullpen. Leake became the first Reds rookie to open a season 7-1 since Wayne Simpson in 1970. The 22-year-old gave up five hits in five innings, hung around for an at-bat after the break, then watched stoically as a bullpen that has blown two potential wins for him flirted with another meltdown. “I wasn’t really concerned,” Leake said. “If it happened, it happened. Luckily, it didn’t.” Not everyone was so cool. “Whew, I’m still sweating,” manager Dusty Baker said. “The game’s over and I’m still sweating.” A good beginning barely held up on a long night. Joey Votto hit a three-run homer off Luis Atilano (6-7), who

got the worst of a matchup between rookie starters. Leake also had an RBI single. Nationals manager Jim Riggleman rearranged his batting order, hoping to get something out of a lineup that had scored only two runs while losing the last three games. The new-look lineup didn’t get going until the rain stopped and Leake left. Washington sent 10 batters to the plate for six runs in the sixth off relievers Micah Owings and Bill Bray. Ryan Zimmerman hit a two-run homer, and Michael Morse had a pinch-hit, bases-loaded triple. “We got the momentum back on our side,” Morse said. “In a game like this, you don’t know what’s going to happen. There’s a long rain delay, and we fought, fought, fought to the end.” And lost again. Francisco Cordero pitched the ninth for his 26th save, getting Adam Dunn on a called third strike to end it. The Nationals have lost four straight, falling a season-high 14 games below .500 at 40-54. “It’s tough,” Riggleman said. “Guys are battling and losing. It wears on you. I keep telling them it’s going to turn for us.” Only a few thousand fans from a crowd of 22,876 waited out the delay. When a foul ball went into the nearly empty upper deck, fans ignored the game and directed a young man to the spot where the ball landed, giving him an ovation when he finally found it.

Leak was the NL’s most impressive rookie pitcher at the start of the season, jumping directly from Arizona State and winning his first five decisions. He’s been overshadowed by Stephen Strasburg, who will pitch for the Nationals on Wednesday. When it comes to hitting, no pitcher is better than Leake. He singled home a run in the fourth inning, the second straight day a Reds pitcher helped himself get an early lead. Johnny Cueto singled home two runs in a 7-2 win on Monday night. For Leake, it was no fluke. The first-round draft pick leads all NL pitchers with a .385 average. Baker let Leake bat after the rain delay — he struck out — then took him out. The Nationals sent Atilano to Triple-A Syracuse to make one start during the All-Star break, hoping to keep him sharp. Instead, he got pounded by Pawtucket — five runs, seven hits, three walks in 2 1-3 innings. Back on a bigleague mound, he struggled again. The poor showing may have jeopardized his spot in the rotation.
NOTES: Nationals C Ivan Rodriguez tried to bluff a throw and had the ball slip from his hand, rolling to the third baseman. ... Reds RF Jay Bruce broke an 0-for-16 slump with a double. ... Banished hits king Pete Rose watched from a luxury box behind home plate before the rain delay. ... Reliever Jason Isringhausen worked out for the Reds. The 37-year-old free agent is trying to come back from two elbow operations in the last two years.

NL By The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Aramis Ramirez hit three homers and drove in seven runs Tuesday night to help Chicago rally to beat the Houston Astros 14-7 hours after Cubs manager Lou Piniella announced he will retire at the end of the season. Ramirez hit two three-run homers and a solo shot. It was the fourth threehomer game of his career. Derrek Lee hit a go-ahead RBI double in the seventh and Geovany Soto tied it with a solo shot in the sixth for the Cubs, who trailed 7-1 in the fifth inning. Chris Johnson homered and drove in two runs for the Astros. Brandon Lyon (5-4) got the loss. Andrew Cashner (1-3) pitched two innings to earn his first major league win and Sean Marshall followed with a perfect eighth. Carlos Marmol finished as the Cubs bullpen retired the final 12 batters in order to end the game. Piniella is calling it quits after 18 years in the majors as a player and another 22 as a manager. Giants 7, Dodgers 5 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andres Torres hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the ninth inning, rallying San Francisco to the victory in a heated game featuring three ejections. The Dodgers lost their sixth straight to remain winless since the All-Star break. Dodgers hitting coach Don Mattingly, who took over after the separate ejections of manager Joe Torre and bench coach Bob Schaefer, went to the mound for a chat with All-Star closer Jonathan Broxton (3-2) before Torres came up with the bases loaded. Mattingly took a few steps back toward the dugout before turning around and saying something to Broxton. Giants manager Bruce Bochy came out to protest to plate umpire Adrian Johnson that Mattingly’s about-face constituted a second trip to the mound. The umpires huddled and agreed, and Broxton had to leave the game. Santiago Casilla (3-2) got the win and Jeremy Affeldt picked up his third save. Braves 4, Padres 1 ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Diaz homered for the third straight game, Jair Jurrjens pitched seven strong innings and Atlanta got the win in a matchup of first-place teams. Diaz drove in three runs with a tworun homer in the fourth and a run-scoring single in the seventh. Jason Heyward had three hits, including two doubles, and drove in a run for the East-leading Braves (55-38), who passed the West-leading Padres (54-38) for the best record in the National League. Chris Denorfia hit a second-inning homer for the Padres, but Jurrjens (3-3) gave up only two hits over his last five innings. Billy Wagner pitched a perfect ninth for his 22nd save. Pirates 11, Brewers 9 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pedro Alvarez hit a grand slam in Pittsburgh’s nine-run first and a solo drive in the second for his first career multihomer game. Fellow rookie Neil Walker had a career-high five hits for the Pirates, who

got 3 2-3 scoreless innings from four relievers after the Brewers got within one. Jim Edmonds and Ryan Braun went deep for the Brewers. Edmonds finished with four hits. Sloppy Milwaukee committed three errors over a six-pitch span in Pittsburgh’s big first and the nine runs allowed in the opening frame set a Brewers record. Dave Bush (4-8) got the loss. Cardinals 7, Phillies 1 ST. LOUIS (AP) — Chris Carpenter worked eight dominant innings and St. Louis got homers from Randy Winn and Matt Holliday in their seventh consecutive victory. Phillies 47-year-old starter Jamie Moyer strained his elbow and lasted only one inning. The Phillies have lost five of six since the All-Star break and demoted another starter earlier in the day, sending Kyle Kendrick to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Andrew Carpenter (0-1) pitched three innings in relief of Moyer, yielding three runs and five hits. Diamondbacks 3, Mets 2 PHOENIX (AP) — Barry Enright pitched eight effective innings and Arizona gave interim manager Kirk Gibson his first winning streak. Enright (2-2) retired 14 straight hitters after escaping a tight spot in the first inning and struck out a career-high eight. He also had his first career RBI and Justin Upton hit his 16th homer off R.A. Dickey (6-4), giving Arizona consecutive wins for the first time since Gibson became manager on July 2. Rockies 10, Marlins 0 MIAMI (AP) — Melvin Mora drove in five runs and Jeff Francis pitched seven crisp innings to lead Colorado to the victory. Batting in the No. 3 spot for only the second time this season, Mora hit a bases-clearing double to highlight a six-run third inning. He also hit a two-run homer off Nate Robertson (6-8) in the fifth and finished with three hits, matching a season high. Francis (3-3) allowed three hits, struck out seven and walked none while lowering his ERA from 5.14 to 4.63. AL NEW YORK (AP) — Hideki Matsui, Maicer Izturis and Mike Napoli hit two-run homers to back a crisp effort from spot starter Sean O’Sullivan, and Los Angeles beat New York 10-2 on Tuesday night. O’Sullivan (1-0) was starting in place of Scott Kazmir, who was put on the disabled list Sunday because of shoulder fatigue. Called up from Triple-A Salt Lake earlier Tuesday, the right-hander retired 12 in a row after giving up two runs in the first inning. In six innings, he allowed two hits, three walks and struck out four. Izturis homered in his first game back after missing 27 with a left forearm strain. His fourth-inning drive gave the Angels a 4-2 lead. Napoli connected in the fifth, and Matsui, a former Yankee, homered in the seventh. Athletics 5, Red Sox 4, 10 inn. OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Kouzmanoff hit a two-out RBI single in the 10th inning to cap Oakland’s rally. The Red Sox took a 4-0 lead in the second and the A’s tied it in the third.

the best way at the time.” Masterson allowed three runs on seven hits in 6 1-3 innings and Shelley Duncan added a bases-loaded double in the sixth for the Indians, who are 6-0 since the All-Star break. Kevin Slowey gave up three runs and six hits in 5 2-3 innings for the Twins. He struck out seven and walked one. It was an improvement from his recent starts, but not enough against a suddenly effective Masterson. “He was nasty,” Gardenhire said. Like the rest of these young Indians, the All-Star break appears to have done him quite a bit of good. Masterson gave up 11 earned runs and 19 hits in 10 1-3 innings over his previous two starts before the break. “It seems like it’s somebody different every game, like everybody is contributing, and we’ve tightened up our defense, too,” Hafner said. “We’re just playing good allaround baseball.”

Neither team scored again until the 10th. Daric Barton singled with one out and advanced to second when plate umpire Bob Davidson called a balk on Ramon Ramirez (0-3). The Red Sox then intentionally walked Kurt Suzuki before Dustin Richardson came in and struck out Adam Rosales. Kouzmanoff then lined a single to right field off Michael Bowden and Barton slid in safely ahead of J.D. Drew’s throw home. Orioles 11, Tampa Bay 10, 10 inni. BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s Julio Lugo singled in the winning run in the 13th inning, and the teams combined for seven solo home runs. The Orioles trailed by four runs in the seventh and 10-9 in the 12th before rallying to end a four-game skid. Cesar Izturis led off the 13th with a walk from Lance Cormier (3-2). After a sacrifice, Lugo grounded a single inside the first-base line to bring home Izturis. Luke Scott, Ty Wigginton and Adam Jones hit successive homers off Matt Garza in the second inning, the first the Orioles went back-to-back-to-back for the first time since Sept. 5, 1995 — the night Cal Ripken Jr. tied Lou Gehrig’s record of playing in 2,130 consecutive games. White Sox 4, Mariners 0 SEATTLE (AP) — John Danks combined with two relievers on a twohitter and Alexei Ramirez homered for Chicago. Danks (10-7) allowed Casey Kotchman’s infield single in the second and Ichiro Suzuki’s two-out single in the eighth on his final pitch of the night. He struck out eight and walked four. Bobby Jenks pitched a perfect ninth in his first appearance since he failed to record an out on Sunday, when he was charged with four runs in a loss at Minnesota. The White Sox are baseball-best 28-8 since June 9. Mariners lost for the 14th time in 17 games and plummeted to a seasonlow 22 games under .500 (36-58). Rangers 8, Tigers 0 DETROIT (AP) — Tommy Hunter pitched seven scoreless innings, and Josh Hamilton and Ian Kinsler homered for Texas. The AL West-leading Rangers are 5-1 since the All-Star break. Hunter became the first Ranger to start a season 7-0, pitching only as a starter. He gave up three hits and two walks. Detroit has lost a season-high seven straight. Elvis Andrus hit Galarraga’s first pitch for a single, scored on Kinsler’s triple and Hamilton followed with a sacrifice fly. David Murphy’s solo homer in the second put Texas up 3-0. Blue Jays 13, Royals 1 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Toronto’s Jose Bautista hit his major league-leading 26th home run and drove in five runs to back Jesse Litsch, who picked up his first victory since 2008. The Blue Jays have won four of their past five games, while the Royals have lost seven of eight. Bautista hit a two-run homer in the first inning. He has homered in six of his last 13 games. His single in the second scored John Buck, who had three doubles.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

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Faber names funding to support Lima Energy Co. expansion
COLUMBUS — State Senator Keith Faber (R-Celina) recently announced that the state Controlling Board has approved the release of a $500,000 roadwork development grant to reconstruct a portion of Main Street in the City of Lima in support of Lima Energy Company’s new facility, a project that is expected to create more than 100 new, full-time jobs. Lima Energy is constructing a 200,000 square-foot building that will enable the company to transform solid hydrocarbons, such as petroleum coke and coal, into highquality synthetic natural gas for sale and delivery. The $292 million project will take place in three phases, with Lima Energy investing $180 million in machinery and equipment, $60 million in building costs and $50.1 million in roadwork and utilities. “This project represents a major investment in the City of Lima and the people who live and work here,” Faber said. “I applaud the commitment

CHP honors Dr. Knerr for 25 years of service

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Dr. Joel Knerr, front right, was recently honored by Community Health Professionals for 25 years of service as its hospice medical director. Don Miller, front left, president of the CHP board, was joined by Julie Rupert RN, Susie Ulrey RN, Deb Fogt RN and Brent Tow, CHP president/CEO in presenting Dr. Knerr with a plaque. Dr. Knerr joined CHP’s hospice program as medical director when the program was first established in 1985. Community Health Professionals provides both in-home and inpatient hospice services throughout northwest Ohio. The CHP hospice program provided services to 662 patients and families in 2009. For more information, visit

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of Lima Energy to expanding and creating jobs here in our community and the work of company and local officials in moving this project forward.” Specifically, the funding will be used to improve Main Street and the entrance road to Lima Energy, including resurfacing, reconstruction of curbs and sidewalks, and drainage improvements. These upgrades will enable the road to meet the anticipated traffic needs associated with the construction project. The City of Lima has committed to funding the balance of the costs associated with the road improvements. Lima Energy is a whollyowned subsidiary of Global Energy, Inc., which was established in 1988 and is headquartered in the City of Cincinnati. Global Energy is an international energy technology developer with expertise in gasification technology, which is used to convert carbon-rich materials such as coal, petroleum or biomass into a gas mixture.

Digital movie locker ‘UltraViolet’ nears launch
By RYAN NAKASHIMA The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — A group of media and electronics companies will soon start testing a system that will let you watch the movies and TV shows that you buy wherever you are, regardless of formats and other technical hurdles. Like ATMs, your account would follow you, no matter what brand of machine you use. The group has also come up with a name for the open standard it is creating, which it unveiled Tuesday: UltraViolet. The standard backed by movie studios including Warner Bros. and technology companies such as Microsoft Corp. represents a challenge to proprietary formats from Apple Inc. and others. Those formats lock buyers of video content to limited numbers of devices, such as the iPad or Apple TV. Backers of the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem hope to kickstart growth of digital purchases of movies and TV shows, now just 4 percent of all sales, by freeing consumers of format concerns. That would mirror the way that the use of automated teller machines exploded

once all banks cooperated in processing transactions, said Mitch Singer, the chief technology officer for Sony Pictures Entertainment and president of the consortium, the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem. The concept is to create a digital locker that stores tokens that are proofs of purchase of DVDs, Blu-ray discs and video downloads. When a consumer buys a video online or at a store, he can watch it anywhere else, including on any mobile device or TV set without the hassle of copying his personal files. The UltraViolet brand is meant to evoke the platform’s invisible presence, and transcendence across numerous devices. “It’s outside the visible spectrum, but it’s all around you and it’s ubiquitous,” Singer said. Specifications for a proposed common file format will be released soon, and testing of the system with an unnamed retailer will begin by the end of the year, Singer said. Although the consortium contains a broad swath of companies including Toshiba Corp., Best Buy Co. Inc. and Netflix Inc., it does not include Apple Inc., or The Walt Disney Co.

DEAR BRUCE: I run a small secondary school. I also run my household, pay all of my kid’s bills and pay for my car’s lease out of what I net from the school. I have to pay rent on the building, utility bills and the staff’s salaries. In the current economic crisis, the staff keeps demanding raises, whereas I have to struggle to keep things going. How can I overcome the present crisis so that I have my piece of mind back? -- N.P., via e-mail DEAR N.P.: Unfortunately, your situation is not unique. You have an income, which is tenuous, and if you raise the tuition for your students, you may lose them. The staff insists that their expenses are higher. Unhappily, you have to sit down with your staff and tell them there are two things that are going to happen. You cannot afford to give any raises in the foreseeable future, so, if that’s not acceptable and they want to look elsewhere, you’re sorry but things are tough right now. If you do give them a raise, they will be leaving anyway because you will be forced to close the school. This is a reality that many employees simply don’t grasp in today’s workplace. DEAR BRUCE: I am 53 and widowed. My only child is out of college with no loans. I have no mortgage or car payments. I have about $263,000 in savings (50 percent stock, 50 percent bonds) invested at a moderate risk. I also have $268,000 saved in retirement and $146,000, which is in a savings account. Because my husband died at a very young age (when our child was a baby), his employer forced me to take his pension. I will receive a pension from my employer when I retire, about $1,200 a month. Do I have enough saved up to feel secure about my retirement? -- M.G., via e-mail DEAR M.G.: As spouse who is was a widow at a very young age, you have done well for yourself. The only adjustment I would be considering making is the $146,000 that is in a savings account. Most likely it is paying you almost no interest. I realize the options without risk are very slight. You seem to have a good handle on your investments; the stock and bond ratios seem appropriate as you “ mature.” You might consider a gradual shifting into more bonds and less stock. You didn’t indicate what your earned monthly income is, but it appears that you have done extremely well and without any indebtedness. I congratulate you and I am sure you will be very comfortable.

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life if I die first. The spousal coverage offered by my employer seems expensive. I am 61 and she is 58. Term insurance is possible, but is there a policy that would give her an income for her life with no residual value? -George, via e-mail DEAR GEORGE: You should check with several insurance agents. I am sure you can find a policy that will lump together what you are trying to accomplish. A term policy for a fixed amount could be converted to a single premium annuity, which will provide income for the rest of her life.




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and I have decided to be organ donors. We are also discussing donating our bodies to medical science. Can you please discuss the details of making a cadaver donation? How do we find the right institution to donate to, and what needs to be done in advance? What costs are involved, and can the donor specify what can and cannot be done with the body? In terms of medical science, please explain exactly what the body is used for, how it is used, and what is done with any remains. Thank you in advance for the information. DEAR READER: To begin with, there is a great difference between organ donation and donating a body to medical science. Furthermore, there are several types of donations, including organ and tissue from a living donor, donations following cardiac or brain death, and whole-body donations. Organ donation can include stem cells, tissue, blood and organs. If this is your wish, register with your state donor registry if you have one. Not all states do, so don’t be concerned if you live in a state that lacks a registry. Have the notation incorporated onto your driver’s license, and sign a donor card that you carry with you at all times. Donor cards can even be downloaded from the website donor/index.htm. In terms of donating your body to medical science, as far as I can tell, every medical school accepts donations. In fact, the supply can’t meet the demand. There are restrictions regarding geographic locations because of transportation costs involved. Offers outside a specific area may be accepted, however, providing a donor’s estate bears the cost of transportation. Specific details can be obtained from the bequeathal secretary of your nearest medical school. The process is relatively simple when all rules are followed. Under the Human Tissue Act (HTA) of 2004, written and witnessed consent for anatomical examination must be given prior to death by the person donating his or her remains. No one else can donate a cadaver postmortem. The HTA licenses and inspects all establishments that use donated bodies for research and teaching purposes. Specific forms for donation should be obtained from the medical school nearest you, and family members should be advised of your decision to make the donation. By law, no medical school in the United States is allowed to buy a body from a family or estate. Other than being 18 years of age or older, there is no age limit when donating to medical science, because a determination of acceptance is based on physical condition. There is no price tag involved for the donation. Generally speaking, a body is accepted by an institution within 48 hours and transported by a licensed funeral director. In the state of Connecticut, only the eyes may be donated for transplant when a body is donated for teaching purposes. The body is embalmed, prepared, and stored in a secure manner until needed for teaching purposes. Keep in mind that the school might reject some people for various reasons, including extreme obesity, being grossly underweight, dehydration or carrying an infectious disease, so a backup plan should be considered. The demand for specific organs and bodies for research far outweighs the availability. According to the Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation website, about 77 people receive organ transplants each day, while 19 others die waiting for such transplants that can’t take place because of the shortage of donated organs. Giving a “gift of life” can save the lives of as many as 50 people. That’s an impressive statistic that can’t be denied. I commend you and your husband on making such an important decision.

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Thursday, July 22, 2010 You could reach new heights in your chosen field of endeavor in the year ahead when you let past experiences guide your actions. This will be made possible by utilizing many important things you’ve learned from various situations in the past. CANCER (June 21-July 22) This is one of those days where hard work could pay off more handsomely than usual for you. It is likely to enhance your earning ability and add to your resources in larger than normal ways. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) - You’ll enjoy life a lot better today if you immerse yourself in some kind of significant project or aim for an impressive goal. When you do something important, you’ll feel good about who you are. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Don’t believe people who tell you profit is a dirty word. That comes only from those who can’t make any. Engage in honest work and larger returns than usual could be in the offing. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) You shouldn’t permit yourself to be intimidated by the results of others, because they look at your work, and are equally daunted. You each have talents, so develop your own game plan and ignore those of others. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Conditions that require you to prove yourself will awaken your ambitions today as well as your resourcefulness. Once you get going on a project, you’ll be at your best. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) - That wonderful fun charm you possess will turn sour faces into smiles today. Your warmth, enthusiasm and friendliness are capable of penetrating even the hardest of hearts. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) - What you have going for you today is far greater than anything that might oppose you. Don’t give up at the first hint of trouble. Success comes from perseverance and optimism. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) - In order to be successful, you must first have confidence in yourself and your abilities. If you need to iron out some kind of an agreement, be firm, be far-sighted and above all be fair. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) Benefits you weren’t seeking might be granted you in a development where you were merely trying to be of service to another. It proves that being a nice guy/gal does pay off. ARIES (March 21-April 19) Get involved in some kind of social activity with friends today if you can. You’ll have a wonderful time, even if you’re not with you’re regular pals. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Shift your needs to second place today and attend to the immediate cares of those in your charge. Once you’ve secured their interest, you’ll feel free to do as you please. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Steer clear of pessimistic people as much as you can, because they would most assuredly have a negative affect on your good outlook today. Hang out with happy types who like to laugh a lot.


Dear Annie: Six months at a loss as to what I can do or ago, I ran into a friend from say to help her. We were not high school. She mentioned raised this way, but Ashley an old girlfriend of mine, has isolated herself from us. Could you please give me “Liz.” Over the years, I have some advice before she does thought of Liz often, wonder- something she’ll truly regret? ing how she was, if she was -- Worried Dear Worried: If she happy, how much she may have changed and that sort hasn’t regretted cheating on of thing. She was my first her husband, neglecting her true love and the one that got children and ending up in jail, away. It’s been many years we can’t imagine what she’s since I’ve seen or spoken to waiting for. We think Ashley her, although I know she is is immature and needs time to grow up. She married with colmarried too young, lege-age children, had kids when she as am I. was a child herself My problem is, and is now rebelsince talking with ling against her my friend, I have life. If the children not been able to are at risk, report get Liz off my it to the child welmind. I think about fare authorities. her when I get up Otherwise, tell in the morning and Ashley you are when I’m at work, always available if and I often fall asleep with her in Annie’s Mailbox she needs you, but beyond that, she my head. I now know where she lives and has to work this out on her works and what her home own. Sorry. Dear Annie: I read the phone number is. We don’t live that far apart, and I always letter from “Help,” whose thought it would be nice to sit husband leaves all the cabidown together and find out nets open. I can do her one what went wrong with our better. My husband leaves the back door open -- even high school romance. Out of respect for our fam- in the winter at night. One ilies, I have never attempted time when he was making to contact her. I did, however, a new laundry room for me, drive by her home one after- I counted 13 times that he noon hoping to get a glimpse. came and went, and he never I have thought of asking this once closed the back door. mutual friend for help, but For good measure, he also she and my wife know each leaves the dryer and microother. Why do I keep think- wave doors open with the ing about Liz? Am I missing interior lights burning. This is my second marsomething in my life? How do I approach this situation? riage, and I keep telling myself that this one is so wonderful -- Confused in the South Dear Confused: Driving in every other way, the least by Liz’s home has moved I can do is close all the doors you from mildly wistful to when he’s done building me potentially stalking. Your a new room. -- Canada Annie’s Mailbox is written increasingly obsessive thoughts are actually more by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy about you and being middle- Sugar, longtime editors of the aged. Liz is simply the cata- Ann Landers column. Please lyst for remembering your e-mail your questions to youth and wanting to turn, back the clock. Unless you or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, are looking to wreck your c/o Creators Syndicate, 5777 marriage, you need to include W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, your wife in this stroll down Los Angeles, CA 90045. memory lane. Do not contact Liz in secret. Discuss it with your wife, and ask whether she’d consider meeting Liz and her husband for coffee to catch up on old times. That’s the most you should do. And if your wife says no, forget it. Dear Annie: My younger sister, “Ashley,” has been involved in some pretty serious stuff. She’s only 20 years old and already has been to jail, has been unfaithful to her husband, has neglected her two beautiful children, and most recently, she called the cops on our mother for no reason that we can discern. Ashley refuses to answer our phone calls or talk to us about her problems. She doesn’t seem to care about the people she is hurting, nor does she want to change. I am





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Unlike on TV, ‘Blago’ may stay quiet at trial
CHICAGO (AP) — Since the day federal agents arrested Rod Blagojevich, the ousted Illinois governor hasn’t missed a chance to proclaim his innocence. On talk shows. On stage with the comedians of “Second City.” To reporters while jogging down a snowcovered street — even while chatting with Donald Trump on reality television. The only audience that matters is the jury hearing allegations that Blagojevich tried to sell or trade an appointment to President Barack Obama’s old seat in the Senate. It’s also the one audience he might never address. Blagojevich’s attorneys unexpectedly said Tuesday they could rest the defense without calling a single witness — including the former governor — which would leave jurors to hear nothing from him but his voice on profanity-laced wiretap recordings made by the FBI. Should Blagojevich not testify in his own defense, he would fail to make good on his confident proclamation at the start of the trial that the jury and public alike would hear “all the things I’ve been dying to tell you for the last year and a half.” For months following his early morning arrest, Blagojevich told reporters “I can’t wait” to take the witness stand. He left the courthouse Tuesday in silence, leaving his attorneys to explain that their loquacious client would take the night to decide for certain whether he would. Blagojevich’s attorneys said they did not believe the government had proven its case. They disagreed on whether he should testify. “My position is that he should not go on the stand because I don’t think that the government has proven their case,” said the defense team’s senior member, Sam Adam Sr. His son, Sam Adam Jr., told reporters that he would prefer to see Blagojevich testify, saying the former governor is “a wonderful speaker” who is “anything but shy about saying what his state of mind was.” Blagojevich, 53, has pleaded not guilty to scheming to trade an appointment to the Senate seat for a Cabinet post in Obama’s administration, an ambassadorship, a high-paying job or a massive campaign donation. He also has pleaded not guilty to scheming to launch a racketeering operation in the governor’s office. His brother, Robert Blagojevich, 54, a Nashville, Tenn., real estate entrepreneur, has pleaded not guilty to taking part in the alleged plan to sell the Senate seat and playing a role in a plot to squeeze businessmen illegally for campaign contributions. On the stand for a second day Tuesday, Robert Blagojevich withstood a withering cross-examination in which he played catand-mouse with Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Niewoehner while discussing his ties to a businessman who he says offered $6 million if the governor would appoint U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. to the Senate seat. Robert Blagojevich had said Monday that he viewed that offer as “outrageous — a joke.” Niewoehner repeatedly tried on Tuesday to get Robert Blagojevich to admit that he and his brother had a serious interest in the offer. Robert Blagojevich called the businessman “naive” and a “likable exaggerator.” It is rare for defendants in federal trials

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to testify in their own defense, as Robert Blagojevich did and as his brother pledged to do. On the recordings prosecutors played for jurors, Blagojevich was heard speculating on what he could get in exchange for Obama’s former Senate seat — guaranteeing a grueling cross-examination. It is far from unheard of, however, for defense attorneys to rest their case without calling a single witness. Before allowing it, a judge usually questions the defendant closely to ensure that he knows what he is doing and is sure of the decision. Judge James B. Zagel most likely will do that Wednesday morning if Blagojevich returns to court determined to have his attorneys rest their case immediately. Blagojevich’s lawyers told Zagel on Tuesday that they had decided not to call any witnesses, but the judge told them to take the night to sleep on it, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press. That person would speak only on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to divulge the information.

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