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Eagle Print pre-press worker Kerri Garza brings up a job on her computer. Garza Eagle Print General Manager Bill Kohl, left, and Production Manager Denny Klausing, opens the job and then prepares it to be put on plates for the press. When working toward right, watch as lead pressman Kevin Williams makes adjustments to ink settings on one of becoming SNAP certified, pre-press workers plated jobs which were then run on the press the he quad stacks. Kohl said an ink- setting sheet is now printed for each job and the new and US Ink representatives took the sample product and produced settings for Photo Shop procedure reduces waste by up to 90 percent. to make the end product uniform for all jobs. BY NANCY SPENCER The Delphos Herald email@example.com
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DELPHOS — In today’s economy, competition is fierce. Eagle Print may now have a leg up on its competitors. Eagle Print was SNAP certified by US Ink in July, becoming the only web press quad stack printer of approximately 200 in the nation to qualify. SNAP stands for Specifications for Newsprint Advertising Production and is the standard coldset commercial printers and newspapers use to assure reproduction quality. “The SNAP certification concept is pretty simple,” Eagle Print
Production Manager Denny Klausing said. “It means every time the press starts up, whether it’s day or night and pressman one or pressman two is running it, the jobs come out the same quality every time. It’s consistent, good printing.” The process included changing operations from how the customer submits projects, to how they are input in to the system, to how they are handled in pre-press, to how the press settings are adjusted. The Delphos Herald Composing department made adjustments to how photos, color and advertising are processed. Prepress operators made adjustments for processing plates. The pressmen now receive color
grids for each job for the quad units to regulate ink distribution and reduce waste. To adjust the ink distribution, new levers were installed on the quad stacks at a cost of $80,000. From start to finish, the process is geared to producing a high-quality, consistent product. “I will see a significant reduction in waste which will improve the bottom line and make us more efficient,” Eagle Print General Manager Bill Kohl said. “Even though this isn’t a new concept, we are still the first and only SNAP certified printer using Quad Stack presses in the United States. It will be an investment that we definitely will see returns on.”
Elmcroft to host dog show
Elmcroft of Lima will host the “Dog Days of Summer Dog Show” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday to benefit the Humane Society of Allen County. All participants will receive a door prize, and there will be special prizes awarded for winners of contests like Best Dressed, Tail Wagging Contest, Doggie Musical Chairs, Find the Treat and Talent Show. The entry fee for each dog is $5, with all proceeds going towards the Humane Society. Those interested in participating should RSVP today.
Franklin Elementary roof needs attention
BY NANCY SPENCER The Delphos Herald firstname.lastname@example.org DELPHOS — Repairs will have to be performed on the roof at Franklin Elementary School in the coming school year to stop leaks because the roof cannot be replaced until next summer. Delphos City School Superintendent Jeff Price told school board members Monday several contractors have looked at the roof. The consensus is that it does need to be replaced with the rubberized roof tearing away in places and allowing in water. The project cost has not yet been estimated. The existing roof was built in 1988 and is out of warranty. Issues with the Jefferson Middle School roof have been addressed and included minor work on the roof over the auditorium at $500 and more extensive repairs to the roof over to the south portion of the building. The rubber had been attached to untreated wood, causing the roof to sag. A new wall was installed on the roof in that portion. That work cost approximately $2,500. Financing came out of the Permanent Improvement Fund. Other district buildings are nearly ready for classes to resume Aug. 30. Price said the buildings are looking good and the custodial staff is doing a great job. “I visited the middle school last week and it’s hard to believe that building is 100 years old. It looks great,” Price said. Reiter Dairy will once again provide the district with dairy products. The Springfield company’s winning bid included 2% white milk at 18.80 cents a carton; 1% chocolate milk at 19.45 cents per carton and strawberry milk at 19.55 cents a carton. Other dairy bids included Arps Dairy of Defiance with 2% white milk at 23.2 cents per carton; 1% chocolate milk at 23.20 cents per carton; and strawberry at 25 cents per carton. Prairie Farms of Elida bid 2% white milk at 20.33 cents per carton and 1% chocolate at 20.90 cents per carton. The district uses more than 150,000 cartons of milk per school year. Several positions in the district will be filled on a temporary basis until permanent personnel can be hired. Eight candidates have taken a civil service test for a middle school custodial position and a sub is ready to go until they can be interviewed. Testing was also performed for a cook’s position. A superintendent’s ad hoc committee will meet at 9 a.m. Aug. 19 to discuss possible budget reductions. If the 1 percent earned income tax making a second appearance on the ballot in November isn’t passed, the board will need to close a nearly $800,000 gap in the budget. “This committee will be making recommendations only,” Price said. “They cannot make any decisions; that is the board’s job. They will just be meeting to find possible solutions to present to the board.” If passed, the Earned
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Sunflowers 7 feet high
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These Mexican sunflowers in Helen Cross’s yard have reached more than seven feet in height. The Mexican sunflower is one of the best flowers for attracting butterflies.
Income Tax will be collected from wages and self-employment earnings. It will also include earnings from partnerships but does include farmers who file a Schedule F. It is estimated to collect $1.5 million per year. The net gain to the district will be the equivalent of approximately 5 mills or $850,000. The tax excludes Social Security, unemployment and welfare benefits, interest, dividends, capital gains, pensions and IRA contributions, rental income, lottery winnings and income earned by estates. If passed, it would take 18 months before the district begins to fully collect the tax. School board members voted to opt out of the Body Mass Index screening for students. The screening is a new requirement for school districts stemming from Senate Bill 210. The Healthy Choices for Healthy Children Act was signed into law on June 18 and effective this upcoming school year. The district can opt out of the requirement for now, citing lack of funds to perform the screening with results submitted to the Ohio Department of Health. If the waiver is approved, the district will take no further action until the beginning of the 2011-12 school year. On other business, the board: • Approved the Computer Network and Internet Acceptable Use Policy as presented by Technology Coordinator Josh McElroy; See SCHOOL, page 3
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Gitmo’s youngest prisoner on trial
By MIKE MELIA The Associated Press GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — Eight years after his capture as a teenager on an Afghan battlefield, a long-delayed trial is beginning today for Guantanamo’s youngest detainee. A U.S. military judge ruled Monday that purported confessions by Canadian detainee Omar Khadr can be used against him, dismissing arguments they were tainted by mistreatment and dashing the defense’s last hope for derailing the trial in the slaying of an American soldier. His age — Khadr was only 15 when he was captured in 2002 — has exposed the administration of President Barack Obama to criticism from child advocates. The prosecution will receive added scrutiny as this is the first trial under the embattled war-crimes tribunals inherited from the Bush administration. Jury selection from a pool of U.S. military officers begins today and opening arguments are planned for Wednesday in a trial expected to last roughly three weeks. While military prosecutors describe Khadr as a clear-eyed al-Qaida fighter, defense lawyers say Khadr was himself a victim, forced into war by a family with close ties to Osama bin Laden. His father, Ahmed Said Khadr, was an Egyptianborn Canadian citizen and alleged terrorist financier. “He’s not a real Taliban warrior. He’s a kid who was put in an unfortunate situation,” said Dennis Edney, a Canadian lawyer for Khadr. His capture on July 27, 2002, followed a lengthy firefight between U.S. Special Forces and men holed up inside a mudwalled al-Qaida compound in eastern Afghanistan. As soldiers entered the compound Khadr allegedly lobbed a grenade that killed U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Speer of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Khadr, who was shot twice in the back during the fight, was treated by U.S. medics and later flown to this U.S. Navy base in southeastern Cuba. He has denied throwing the grenade and pleaded not guilty Monday to all five charges against him, including murder, conspiracy and spying. He faces a maximum life sentence if convicted. His attorneys contend the case relies on confessions extracted following abuse in Afghanistan and Guantanamo, but the judge in the case, Army Col. Pat Parrish, said Monday that he would allow Khadr’s statements as evidence. Defense attorneys say they will counter the statements with testimony from interrogators including former Army Sgt. Joshua Claus, who said at a pretrial hearing that he scared Khadr into confessing
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Search for fugitive, fiancee focuses on Montana Victim says General’s Office on Monday Y E L L O W S T O N E authorities said.
NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A fugitive and his suspected female accomplice who have been tracked across the West — from Arizona to New Mexico to Wyoming — have apparently fled to an area near Montana’s Glacier National Park, authorities said. The search for inmate John McCluskey, 45, and Casslyn Welch, 44 focused for a time on sprawling, tourist-packed Yellowstone National Park, which straddles Wyoming and Montana. But the U.S. Marshals Service said late Monday it has received tips from the area east of Glacier National Park near the Canadian border. “There has been a lot of activity in the area,” said Fidencio Rivera, chief deputy U.S. marshal for the district of Arizona. “That is one of a few places we are looking at.” He did not elaborate. McCluskey, Tracy Province and Daniel Renwick escaped from a private, mediumsecurity Arizona State Prison near Kingman on July 30 after authorities say Welch threw wire cutters over the perimeter fence. Welch is McCluskey’s fiancee and cousin. Renwick, who turns 37 on today, was captured in Colorado. Province, 42, was caught Monday as he walked in sleepy Meeteetse, Wyo., steps from a church where he sat in the pews a day earlier and sang “Your Grace Is Enough.” He was scheduled for an extradition hearing today morning, Efforts to find McCluskey, Province and Welch intensified after they were linked to a double homicide in New Mexico, with the case airing Saturday on “America’s Most Wanted.” On Sunday, Province walked into Meeteetse Community Church, about 60 miles outside of Yellowstone, wearing blue jeans, a blue checkered flannel shirt, and a camouflage backpack slung over one shoulder, worshipper Jay Curtis said. Province looked like the many hitchhikers who pass through town. “Just shook his hand and said ’Welcome, welcome to our church,”’ said Curtis, a member of the church band. “He just smiled and said: ’Thank you.”’ A woman who had chatted briefly with Province on the steps of the church on Sunday called police after recognizing him later on television, Gonzales said. When marshals and other law enforcement officers arrested him, he initially denied being the fugitive, Gonzales said. He was carrying a 9 mm handgun and the sign that said “Casper,” a city about 160 miles to the southeast, authorities said. Gonzales said a $40,000 reward was set for McCluskey and Welch’s capture. “Rest assured, we are going to be on McCluskey like a cheap suit,” Gonzales said. “We are not going to pull this thing down.” The Arizona Attorney charged two women, including McCluskey’s mother, with helping the inmates after they escaped. Province was serving a life sentence for murder and robbery out of Pima County, Ariz. McCluskey was serving a 15-year prison term for attempted second-degree murder, aggravated assault and discharge of a firearm out of Maricopa County, Ariz. Forensic evidence linked the two inmates and Welch to the killings of an Oklahoma couple. New Mexico State Police spokesman Peter Olson declined to elaborate. The badly burned skeletal remains of Linda and Gary Haas — both 61 and from Tecumseh, Okla. — were found in a charred camper Wednesday morning on a remote ranch in eastern New Mexico. Their pickup truck was found later 100 miles west in Albuquerque. Authorities believe the two inmates and Welch went to Wyoming, where Province separated from McCluskey and Welch on Wednesday morning at the southern entrance to Yellowstone. By Monday, rangers at the park were given posters of the fugitives so they could check passing cars for them. But they weren’t handing out the posters, nor were they advising entering motorists about the search. Officials said the 3,472-square-mile park was safe, as they welcomed an estimated 30,000 campers and tourists.
by making up a story about an uncooperative detainee who was sent to an American prison to be raped. Some officials in Washington were reportedly reluctant to see the case advance to trial in the face of criticism from opponents such as UNICEF head Anthony Lake, a former Obama adviser, who warned it could set a dangerous international precedent and lead to more youths being victimized by war. Negotiations on a plea agreement broke down, however, when Khadr rejected an offer of 30 years in prison — five more years in Guantanamo, plus 25 in Canada — in exchange for pleading guilty to all charges, according to Edney, the Canadian lawyer. Where other Western countries have successfully lobbied for the return of their nationals from Guantanamo, Canada has refused to intervene despite a recent federal court ruling that ordered it to remedy its failure to protect Khadr’s rights. Khadr will sit for trial in the same hilltop courthouse where in 2006 he made the first of many appearances before the on-again, off-again tribunal system. It was later in 2006 that the U.S. Supreme Court struck down one version of the military trials, known as commissions, before Congress and the Bush administration came up with new trial rules.
Karen Moore of Delphos is Week 10 winner in the Delphos Herald 140th anniversary Giveaway. Advertising representative Don Hemple presents her with a gift certificate. Week 10 winner is Kathy Gengler of Delphos.
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Property missing Four Juveniles from residence cited for curfew Delphos Police were violations
called to the 900 block of East Seventh Street at 7:41 p.m. Monday to investigate a burglary. The resident(s) reported sometime in the past few days, someone had gained entry to the residence and stole personal property.
Homeowner witnesses burglary
Delphos Police were called to the 600 block of South Jefferson at 9:50 p.m. Monday to investigate a burglary. The homeowner reported a white male had entered the garage and had stolen several items then fled the area on foot.
vehicle damaged Personal items after verbal taken from dispute vehicle At 9:36 p.m. Monday,
while on patrol in the 800 block of Skinner Street, Delphos Police officers were flagged down in reference to criminal damaging. The victim reported damage to a vehicle stemming from a verbal dispute.
At 5 a.m. Monday while on patrol, Delphos Police came into contact with Trisha Hobbs, 12, and Kelsie Bockrath, 14, in the 900 block of Lima Avenue. Both Delphos youth were found to be in violation of the city’s curfew, transported to the Delphos Police Department and cited into Allen County Juvenile Court. They were later released to a family member. At 5:04 a.m. Monday, police also came into contact with Brent Binkley, 14, and Devon Schoffner, 17, in the 900 block of Lima Avenue. The Delphos juveniles were found to be in violation of the cities curfew and transported to the Delphos Police Department, where they were later released to their families. Both juveniles will appear in Allen County Court.
A boy, Owen Lee, was born Aug. 2 at St. Rita’s Medical Center to Josh and Jenny McElroy of Delphos. Grandparents are Dick and Joyce Schimmoller and Randy and Joyce McElroy of Delphos. Great-grandparents are Doc and Dorothy Miller, Don and Nancy Schimmoller and Bonnie Boggs of Delphos.
Official believed to have been aboard crashed airplane
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A plane believed to be carrying eight people, including former Sen. Ted Stevens and former NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe, crashed in southwest Alaska and rescue crews were trying to reach the wreckage this morning, authorities said. Alaska National Guard spokesman Maj. Guy Hayes said there were possible fatalities. Five people were on scene helping the crash victims, he said. It was unclear how they reached the site. A U.S. government official told The Associated Press that Alaska authorities have been told that Stevens, a former longtime Republican senator, is among several passengers on the plane. The official, who spoke
Delphos Police were called to the 100 block of East Suthoff Street at 7:01 a.m. Monday for a theft complaint. Upon officers’ arrival, the victim reported his vehicle had been entered during the night time hours and items were stolen.
on grounds of anonymity, says Stevens’ condition is unknown. The federal official declined to be publicly identified because the crash response and investigation are under way. Defense contractor EADS North America said Tuesday morning that O’Keefe, the current CEO of the U.S.-based division of the European company, was a passenger on the small plane. The company said it has no further information about O’Keefe’s status. Hayes said the Guard was called to the area about 20 miles north of Dillingham at about 7 p.m. Monday after a passing aircraft saw the downed plane. But severe weather has hampered search and rescue efforts. tion of the Franklin building in a case where they would need to evacuate the industrial complex area in which The Senate is located. • Approved one-year certified full-time contracts for Amie Buettner, Joyce Day, Pam Hummel, Annie Byrne and Al Unterbrink to be paid through NPAS funds for teachers employed by St. Johns; • Approved a one-year contract for Vickie Pohlman as NPAS clerk to be paid through NPAS funds for St. Johns; • Approved moving Judy Bevington to the MA column of the pay scale as presented. Bevington was recently awarded a master level degree from Bowling Green State University; and • Approved for the following a volunteer coaches for the 2010-11 fall sports season: Brandon Behnfeldt, Andrew Cano, Jason Cross, Eric Wallace and Joel Brown for football; and Cammi Miller and Gina Wallace for volleyball. The next meeting will begin at 8 p.m. Sept. 13.
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The high temperature Monday in Delphos was 89 and the low was 66. A year ago today, the high was 91 and the low was 72. The record high for today is 97, set in 1911 and the record low of 44 was set in 1972. WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county The Associated Press TONIGHT: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 20 percent. WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Northeast winds around 5 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent. WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 70. Northeast winds around 5 mph becoming southeast after midnight. Chance of rain 40 percent. THURSDAY: Partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40 percent. EXTENDED FORECAST THURSDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the upper 60s. Chance of rain 30 percent.
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• Approved the use of the Franklin Elementary building as an emergency shelter by Tender Times Child Development Center. Tender Times is operating out of The Senate beginning in September. This approval allows them the use of a por-
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Allen County Refuse provides garbage and recycle collection in Delphos. The Allen County portion of Delphos is collected on Thursdays, with residents placing garbage containers on the curb Wednesday evening and recycle every other Wednesday. The Van Wert County portion of Delphos is collected on Friday, with residents placing garbage containers at the curb on Thursday evening and recycle every other Thursday. If a holiday falls during the week, collection is pushed back a day. For example, the week of Memorial Day, collection in Allen County will be Friday and in Van Wert County it will be Saturday. See the full schedule at cityofdelphos.com.
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20 years, 1,800 patients for Cincy Zoo’s head vet
“He was green. A vet is a very important part of the zoo family, and we wanted to make sure we got the right guy, so I put him on temporary status. ... Being a zoo vet is a labor of love and I could see that in Mark. I used to chastise him at times to get the hell out of the place, he spent so much time there.”
— former Cincinnati Zoo director Ed Maruska, who hired Campbell in October 1990
Amy Eicholt from OSU Extension has been providing nutrition information and exercise two times a week for YWCA Summer Food Program participants all summer. OSU Extension has been a contributor of the YWCA program for many years. The Summer Food Program is supported by United Way of Van Wert County.
OSU Extension provides nutrition education to YWCA Summer Food Program
The YWCA of Van Wert County is announcing the return of the Gymnastics Program for the fall session. Classes are instructed by two experienced coaches. Danni Chiles and Jamie Evans have over 20 years of combined experience in competitive gymnastics and coaching. Classes are offered on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. The Preschool class is for 3 and 4 year olds to learn basic gymnastics skills as well as develop gross motor skills, balance and body awareness. The Beginner I and II classes are for first time gymnastics students. Classes will include basic gymnastics skills including rolls, cartwheels, jumps and turns on beam, beginning vault skills such as spring board approach and beginning bar skills including pullovers, casts and back hip circles. The Intermediate class is an advanced class and gymnasts are placed in the class by the coaching staff. Tumbling class includes only tumbling skills such as back handsprings, back tucks and aerials. Schedule is as follows: Wednesday: Tumbling - 4-4:45 p.m. Thursday: Beginner I - 4-4:45 p.m. Beginner II - 4:45 – 5:30 p.m. Preschool - 5:30 – 6 p.m. Intermediate - 6-7 p.m. There is a cost for the classes. There is no registration fee and membership is not required.
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Van Wert Elks Lodge 1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks recently donated $200 to the Van Wert County Outdoorsman Association to help support its fourth annual Youth Day planned for Sept. 18. Youth Day Funds Chairman Charles Davis receives the check from Lodge Youth Activities Chairman Fred Fisher. The Youth Day is put on to introduce the youth of our area to different shooting sports. The participants are offered the chance to try archery, air rifle, 22 rifle and shot gun under close supervision by NRA certified instructors and range safety officers. There is no charge to the youth to participate on this day to learn safe gun handling and marksmanship skills.
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YMCA of Van Wert County hires new aquatics director
The YMCA of Van Wert Call the YWCA at 419- County announces Martha 238-6639 or visit www. Martin as aquatics director. vanwertywca.com for more Although new to the posiinformation. tion, Martin is not new to the Y. She worked at the Y in high school as a guard and swim class instructor. Later, she became an assistant swim coach for the Marlins Swim Team. After taking a leave from guarding and instructing to Community Health work elsewhere, she returned Professionals will host a to the Y in 2008 to once lunchtime sausage sandwich again work with the Marlins and dessert buffet from 11 and teach swim lessons. “When asked to teach a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 26 at lessons, my answer was 1159 Westwood Dr. to ben- yes,” Martin said. “I love efit the 2010 United Way of to teach children to swim Van Wert County campaign and just couldn’t believe I drive. was given the opportunity The event features to do so again. For me, the Venedocia Lions Club sau- accomplishments the chilsage sandwiches, a side and dren make and the looks on an all-you-care-to-eat buffet their faces are priceless — of desserts for a $5 donation that’s what makes this job ($2.50 for sandwich only). so great!” Carry-outs are available In May of this year, and delivery is offered for an Martin was given yet anothadditional $1 donation. er opportunity, to head up For large orders, please the direction of the Aquatics call a day ahead to Anita or Department at the YMCA of Jenna at 419-238-9223. Van Wert County.
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CINCINNATI (AP) — Dr. Mark Campbell makes his first house call of the day shortly before 8 a.m. The bearded, bespectacled veterinarian enters the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Elephant House, where his patient awaits. My-Thai, a 36-yearold, 8,700-pound Asian elephant, is not sick. But Campbell needs to draw a blood sample for a species survival plan study that will determine whether elephants experience menopause. Elephant manager Cecil Jackson Jr. readies My-Thai with a bath that helps gets her blood flowing. Then Campbell pulls on latex gloves and approaches the elephant, keenly aware of where her jumbo-sized feet are. “Steady, My. Not a big deal,” the vet says soothingly. He inserts a needle into her right ear, and a syringe begins filling with blood. “Steady, My. Almost done.” A perfect patient, she doesn’t flinch. If it’s true that an elephant never forgets, then My-Thai’s memories of Campbell stretch w-aa-a-y back. In October, Campbell, 48, will mark his 20th year as the Cincinnati Zoo’s director of animal health. If those two decades as zoo vet have taught the humble resident of the Clifton neighborhood anything, it’s that he still has a lot to learn. “I’d be happy if I’m considered a good zoo vet (after) 30 years,” he says. “And I think people who tell you differently aren’t being truthful, because there’s just too much to know.” Consider: His patients include 1,800 animals — he knows many by name — representing more than 500 species. They range from tarantulas in the Insectarium to colossal creatures like My-Thai, who gets an apple and a pat on her trunk from the vet for being a good sport about giving blood. A wrong move around a potentially dangerous animal could put the vet in the hospital. But he’s received one only minor bite, from a monkey. “Not a big deal. The monkey’s OK, too,” he says, smiling. Returning to the zoo’s W. Rowell Chase Animal Hospital, Campbell, who is single, says: “Quite frankly, I do better with animals than people.” What people see - no matter the season - is a guy roaming the zoo grounds in khaki shorts, a knit shirt and athletic
shoes. No white lab coat. “I get dirty. I walk the park 30, 40 times a day. Yesterday I was drenched (with sweat). I’m working on animals. You get pooped on, you get peed on.” Pachyderms pack a particularly pungent odor, but the vet can sometimes be oblivious. “I was at my grocery store, 10:30 at night. It had been a long day. People behind me are looking at me like, ’there’s something not right with that guy.’ I get home and take a shower and when the water hits my hair this big explosion of elephant (smell) comes out.” He’d have it no other way. The Milwaukee native had just a few months of experience working in private practice in Chicago when former Cincinnati Zoo director Ed Maruska hired him in October 1990. Campbell says it was “one of the best days of my life.” “He was green,” says Maruska, who retired in 2000. “A vet is a very important part of the zoo family, and we wanted to make sure we got the right guy, so I put him on temporary status.” Campbell soon proved himself worthy of a permanent position. “Being a zoo vet is a labor of love,” Maruska says, “and I could see that in Mark. I used to chastise him at times to get the hell out of the place, he spent so much time there.” Says Jackson: “As far as a veterinarian, he’s one of the best. He has a great rapport with the elephants. He’ll listen to the keepers, too, when they have issues and problems.” When necessary, he’ll call in outside experts rang-
ing from veterinary orthopedic surgeons to medical doctors and dentists that work on humans. Campbell says the March 1998 birth at the zoo of an Asian elephant named Ganesh ranks among the highlights of his career. Ganesh was the first elephant conceived and born in Ohio since the Ice Age. “To watch the birth, and to dry off the elephant calf and introduce it back to its mother, and to watch the kid grow up, that’s just amazing,” he says. He has experienced heartache, too. A year ago he was working hard to save an ailing 21-year-old Sumatran rhino named Emi, the only breeding female of that species in captivity. “We met and talked about that case once or twice a week all summer long. He would listen to every idea,” says Terri Roth, director of the zoo’s Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife and the researcher who pioneered the Sumatran rhino breeding program. “We couldn’t do enough to save Emi,” Roth says. “We both kept trying. It was very hard, like watching one of your relatives get sick.” Emi died in September from liver failure caused by a disease that deposited excess iron in her system. “Her death tore him up, just like it tore me up,” Roth says. Says Campbell: “Those are heartbreaking days, but you have to deal with those because that’s part of medicine. I go from neonatologist to coroner.” This day, he’s an ob/ gyn of sorts — for a lace monitor, a type of lizard commonly found in Australia. Erik Keyster, the zoo’s team leader of reptiles and amphibians, brings the lizard to the zoo hospital for an X-ray. They want to know if she’s pregnant so staff can provide an appropriate nesting area. “How cooperative is she going to be?” Campbell asks. “She’ll probably squirm a lot,” Keyster says. Indeed, there’s plenty of that as the lizard’s forked tongue flicks in and out. A towel over its head helps calm the creature as Campbell, wearing a lead-lined vest, takes the X-ray. A few minutes later, an image shows no sign of eggs. “Preventative medicine is the foundation of what we try to do here,” Campbell says. “We try to provide the best husbandry, nutrition, and veterinary (care) that we can, and that’s all tied together.”
CHP sets sausage sandwich, dessert buffet for the United Way
D.A.R.E. Officer Greg Blackmore of the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Department recently sat down with the 8-12-year-old participants of the YWCA of the Van Wert County Summer Food Program to talk about respect, lying and drugs. The Summer Food Program provides breakfast and lunch as well as education programs all summer to area youth ages 4-12.
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“A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve.”
— Oliver Wendell Holmes, American author (1809-1894)
Gov’t likely to keep big mortgage market role
By ALAN ZIBEL The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Keeping Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in business will cost taxpayers billions. But getting the federal government out of the mortgage business would cost home buyers dearly, in the form of higher interest rates. The Obama administration will begin tackling this dilemma next Tuesday at a public conference on the future of the mortgage system. Fannie and Freddie lost a combined $9 billion in the April-to-June quarter and have needed more than $148 billion to stay afloat since the government rescued them nearly two years ago. Figuring out what to do with Fannie and Freddie could take years and involves a more difficult question: How much should the government do to subsidize the housing market? The government has helped make mortgages attractive to Americans for decades with a range of policies, from allowing homeowners to deduct mortgage interest payments to backing loans that make long-term fixed-rate mortgages widely available. Now, Fannie and Freddie are facing scrutiny for the billions that taxpayers have covered for the bad loans made during the housing boom. And the administration and Congress are under pressure to address Fannie and Freddie’s role that contributed to the mortgage crisis after leaving that out of the broader financial regulatory overhaul. Some would like the government to scale back its support for Fannie and Freddie to give the private sector a chance to compete. But others say ending it is unrealistic because it would make the 30-year fixed rate mortgage less available or more expensive. Without the government’s backing, banks would prefer not to make loans that leave interest rates fixed for more than five years. They don’t want to take the risks that interest rates will skyrocket, leaving them with an unprofitable loan a decade later. Fannie and Freddie buy home loans from lenders, package them into bonds with a guarantee against default and sell them to investors. The pair nearly collapsed two years under the weight of soaring foreclosures and defaults. On Monday, Freddie said it lost $6 billion, or $1.85 per share, in the April-toJune period. The company lost $840 million, or 26 cents a share, in the same quarter last year. And it asked for an additional $1.8 billion from the federal government, bringing its total request to $63.1 billion. There are numerous ways to restructure the mortgage system, ranging from a fully privatized system to one totally controlled by the government. Here’s a look at some of the options: — A FULLY PRIVATE SYSTEM: Fannie and Freddie would be eliminated and pri-
DEAR EDITOR: I agree with Robbin Clark in regards to circus animals being abused. Animals in circuses live dismal lives of domination, confinement and violent training all to entertain humans. Cramped cages, elephants with heavy chains around their legs so they can barely move are all forms of abuse. I find it interesting that when a video surfaces showing animal abuse, we are quick to believe the alleged abusers who claim the video was falsified and edited instead of digging deeper into the facts. Ms. Spencer missed the mark in her editorial. The cruelty endured by circus animals isn’t always visible in the ring. We must look at what’s behind the show center and examine not only how the animals are trained but what their life is like when not in the ring. The reality is that most of these animals are forced to live out their entire lives in unnatural and extremely cramped confinements. The cruelty of circuses has nothing to do with livestock, eating meat or wearing leather shoes. It’s disingenuous to raise completely unrelated and politically charged arguments in an effort to distract people from the REAL issue at hand which is circuses may generate profit but its the ANIMALS THAT ARE PAYING THE PRICE. Nancy Luebrecht
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Ethics panel outlines charges against Waters
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House ethics committee on Monday announced three counts of alleged ethics violations against California Democrat Maxine Waters, including a charge that she requested federal help for a bank where her husband owned stock and had served on its board. Waters, a 10-term representative from Los Angeles, has denied any wrongdoing and had urged the committee to come forth with details of the charges so that she can defend herself in a trial expected to take place this fall. That trial would be the second handled by the ethics committee this fall. Another senior Democrat, former Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel, faces 13 counts, including failing to disclose assets and income and delayed payment of federal taxes. With the election just three months away, Republicans have pounced on the two cases as indications of Democrats failing to live up to promises to end corruption in Washington. The Waters case revolves around whether she helped OneUnited Bank obtain federal bailout funds in late 2008. Her husband, Sidney Williams, served as a member of OneUnited’s board of directors from January 2004 until April 2008, and was a stockholder in the bank. The report says Waters asked the Treasury Department to meet representatives from the National Bankers Association, a trade group representing minorityowned and women-owned banks. The discussion at that September 2008 meeting centered on OneUnited Bank. Waters, who chairs the Financial Services subcommittee on housing and community opportunity, contends that the National Bankers Association requested the meeting, which was held on behalf of the association, not OneUnited. OneUnited eventually received $12 million in bailout money. She petitioned to have the charges dismissed, but the ethics committee rejected that request. The first count said she violated House rules that members “shall behave at all times in a manner that shall reflect credibility on the House.” It said that her husband’s financial interest in OneUnited had declined from $350,000 at the end of June 2008, to about $175,000 in September, and would have been worthless if OneUnited had not received federal funds. The second violation pertains to the use of improper influence that results in a personal benefit. It cites the failure of Waters to instruct her chief of staff to refrain from assisting OneUnited after she realized she should not be involved in the case. The third count relates to the dispensing of special favors or privileges to anyone, whether for remuneration or not. Waters said in an earlier statement that “the record will clearly show that in advocating on behalf of minority banks, neither my office nor I benefited in any way, engaged in improper action or influenced anyone.”
IT WAS NEWS THEN
One Year Ago • Visitors flocked to the Van Wert Regional Airport and Van Wert County Fairgrounds for the “Wheels-n-Wings” Heritage Festival. An estimated 8,000 filled the fairgrounds to try six different offerings in the third annual Rib Cook-Off, play corn hole, see the car show and more. 25 Years Ago — 1985 • The summer show of ’85 of street rods, street machines, antiques, classics and other vehicles will be held at the Putnam County Fairgrounds by the Survivors Car Club of Columbus Grove. The annual event features 50s and 60s entertainment by the disc jockey magic of “Chop and Oil,” as well as a swap meet, contests and award presentations. • In the first game of the women’s tournament at Stadium Park Knueve-Nichols beat Stallkamp Drugs 8-3. Leading hitters for the winners were: Leah Eickholt three for four; Joyce Horstman four for four; Lisa Bilimek, three for four; Joanne Vonderembse, three for four; Cindy Saum, three for four and Vicki Ditto, two for four with a home run. • Knights of Columbus family picnic was held at the K of C Hall. A potluck dinner and refreshments were served. Games were played and prize winners were: Brent Odenweller, Arnold Luersman, Gary Grothause, Mildred Luersman, Edward Friedrich, Hubert Holdgreve, Louis Jettinghoff, Ryan Odenweller, Vena Kill, Vern Kill, Florence Knippen, Lena Miller and Esther Grothaus. 50 Years Ago — 1960 • On Aug. 11 the students of St. John’s High School will give a debate in the high school gym. Students will discuss the topic “Should the president be elected by electoral vote?” Speakers for the affirmative, Susan Smith, Janet Vorst, Valeta Wallenhorst and Mike Wilson, will endeavor to show and prove why a president should be elected by electoral vote. The negative side, or those in favor of the president being elected by the popular vote, will try their skill at successfully opposing the other team. Those for the negative will be James Lang, Nadine Van Schoyck, Jane Reddington and Carol Heitz. Judges will be Jean Urbine, William Van Pelt, Joyce Lindeman, Barbara Reuille, Jane Kill, Carol Flanagan, Dee Ann Westrich, Joyce Welch, Mary Meyers, Joan Hilvers and Joan Wiechart. 75 Years Ago — 1935 • Gilbert Kramer and Jerome Miller, both of Ottoville, are preparing to reopen the Royal Billiard Parlors in this city. They have purchased the business from A. J. Wilhelm and will operate as a billiard parlor and bowling alley. Kramer formerly resided in this city. He and Miller were engaged in a similar business in Ottoville. • An interesting American flag has been donated to Commemorative Post, No. 268, American Legion, by F. C. Laing, East Fourth Street. This flag, Laing stated, was bought in 1880 during the campaign of two great generals of the Civil War, James A. Garfield and Winfield Scott Hancock. It contains 38 stars, the number of states in the Union at that time, ten less than now. • A group of Delphos young people left for Columbus where they will participate in the “Diamonds in the Rough” program over Station WAIU. Included in the party were the members of the Delphos Harmonica Band, winners this week of the local “Diamonds in the Rough” program at the Capitol Theatre, and Arthur Stahl, local singer who won the contest last week.
vate lenders would take over, either holding loans on their books or selling mortgage bonds. But the market for mortgage securities issued without any government backing has been virtually dead ever since the housing bust. It’s unclear whether it can come back. — A SEMI-PRIVATE SYSTEM: Fannie and Freddie would be dissolved. Their function would be assumed by private companies, which would apply for permission to issue government-backed mortgage securities. They would pay the government for the ability to do so, creating a government-run insurance fund to absorb losses if the market went bad. This arrangement would ensure 30-year loans are available even during bad economic times and limit the damage to taxpayers for future meltdowns. Still, mortgage rates could rise under this scenario, and smaller banks might not like this because it could increase the power of the nation’s biggest banks. — A HYBRID SYSTEM: Fannie and Freddie would continue to exist, but would compete against other companies that would issue government-backed mortgage securities. — A GOVERNMENTRUN SYSTEM: Fannie and Freddie would be folded into the government. This option is unlikely because it would further balloon the alreadyexpanding federal debt. Experts say Congress is likely to choose a semiprivate or hybrid system.
Not much can be done about WikiLeaks
By LOLITA C. BALDOR The Associated Press WASHINGTON — An online whistle-blower’s threat to release more classified Pentagon and State Department documents is raising difficult questions of what the government can or would do, legally, technically or even militarily to stop it. Constrained by the global reach of the Internet, sophisticated encryption software and the domestic legal system, the answer seems to be: Not much. But if the U.S. government believes that the release of classified documents WikiLeaks is preparing to disclose will threaten national security or put lives at risk, cyber and legal experts say the options could expand to include cyber strikes to take down the WikiLeaks website and destroy its files or covert operations to steal or disable the files. It all sounds, at times, like a spy movie, where the possibilities extend as far as the imagination can reach. But most outsiders agree that reality is probably far less dramatic. By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and TREVOR TOMPSON The Associated Press At the center of the drama was the posting last week of a massive 1.4 gigabyte mystery file named “Insurance” on the WikiLeaks website. The “Insurance” file is encrypted, nearly impossible to open until WikiLeaks provides the passwords. But experts suggest that if anyone can crack it — it would be the National Security Agency. That file, coupled with WikiLeaks’ release of more than 77,000 secret military documents last month, prompted the Pentagon to demand that the website’s editor-in-chief, Julian Assange, cancel any new document dumps and pull back the Afghan war data he already posted. WikiLeaks slammed the demand as an obnoxious threat, and Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell declined to detail what, if any, actions the Defense Department may be ready to take. Few people involved, for the Pentagon and other agencies, would talk openly about what the Pentagon or the clandestine NSA could or would do to stop the expected document dump. It is not even clear if U.S. officials actually
Poll: Young Hispanics less likely to be Catholic
cent of young adults 18 to 29, compared with 80 percent of elders 65 and over. Catholicism is the primary religion in the ancestral countries of U.S. Latinos. Spanish missionaries brought the faith to what is now Florida and the American Southwest more than 400 years ago. But in the United States these days, religious sentiment seems to be keener among Latino Protestants than their Catholic counterparts. Protestants are twice as likely to attend weekly services, according to the poll, also sponsored by The Nielsen Company and Stanford University. Many worship in evangelical or Pentecostal churches. They tend to be more conservative than Catholics on matters of religious doctrine and social morality. Seventy percent of Hispanic Protestants said the Bible is the actual word of God, to be taken literally, compared with 46 percent of Hispanic Catholics. Just 26 percent of Protestants said abortion should be mostly legal, compared with 41 per-
know what WikiLeaks has. “Do we believe that WikiLeaks has additional cables? We do,” said State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley. “Do we believe that those cables are classified? We do. And are they State Department cables? Yes.” Officials say the data may also include up to 15,000 military documents related to the Afghanistan war that were not made public in the initial release. Daniel Schmitt, a WikiLeaks spokesman in Berlin, said Saturday the new batch of classified documents the website is preparing to release will contribute to the public’s understanding of the war. “Hopefully with this understanding, public scrutiny will then influence governments to develop better politics,” he told The Associated Press. Schmitt denied that the disclosure of the documents is a threat to U.S. security interests. Assuming the documents contain highly sensitive information that threatens national security, the U.S. must weigh a number of options, experts say.
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WASHINGTON — A name like Maria or Jose isn’t a solid clue anymore that the person who answers to it will worship in a Catholic church on Sunday. An Associated PressUnivision poll finds that younger Latinos, as well as those who speak more English than Spanish, are much less likely to identify as Catholics than older, Hispanics who mostly speak Spanish. The poll of 1,500 Latino adults also found significant divisions on social issues such as same-sex unions and abortion, along lines of age, language and whether one is Catholic or Protestant. It’s been more than a year since Melissa Solis went to Mass. An executive assistant at a New York financial firm, she was raised by a pious Catholic mother but calls herself “nonpracticing.” Overall, 62 percent of Hispanics identify as Catholic, but that includes only 55 per-
cent of Catholics. And 59 percent of Protestants said same-sex couples should not be allowed to marry, compared with 29 percent of Catholics. “What does it mean to be a Latino Catholic?” asked Robert P. Jones, founder of Public Religion Research Institute, a progressive think tank. “How does one move from religious belief to public policy? Among Catholics it’s a much more complex process. While it takes into account scripture and church teachings, it also brings in reason and experience as authoritative sources.” Lindsay Dusenbery, 27, of Columbia, Md., said she gradually came to accept same-sex unions, even though Catholic bishops are staunchly opposed. Working as a preschool teacher, she met a lesbian couple and their rambunctious son. “As much as I had thought it would mess up our social order, it doesn’t seem like anything different now,” said Dusenbery, who is of Panamanian and Nicaraguan heritage.
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The Putnam County District Library loca— 10 a.m. on Thursdays — baby/toddlers tions will have storytime starting on Aug. 30 Pandora — 10 a.m. on Wednesdays through Nov. 18. Continental — 10 a.m. on Thursdays Storytimes introduce young children to Fort Jennings — 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays books and reading. Each week, one of the “ABC’s of Dementia” six pre-reading skills will be presented and The Putnam County District Library librarians will adapt stories, songs and crafts Leipsic Edwards-Gamper Memorial Location to match the ages and attention spans of the will have “ABC’s of Dementia” from 6:30children attending. 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 17. Columbus Grove The schedule is as follows: This program is presented by Linda Rae Swimming Pool Ottoville — 6:30 p.m. on Mondays Pollitz, LSW, program manager of the Kalida — 10 a.m. on Tuesdays Alzheimer’s Association. To learn more, or Columbus Grove — 10:30 a.m. on are concerned about your own or someone Tuesdays else’s memory, this program will interest Leipsic — 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays you. Ottawa (at the ESC) For any questions call the Leipsic Library — 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays — family sto- at 419-943-2604. TODAY Visit www.mypcdl.org for more pro6 p.m. — Weight Watchers rytime — 10 a.m. on Wednesdays — preschool grams. meets at Trinity United Methodist Church, 211 E. Third St. AMPUS OTES 6:30 p.m. — Delphos N HE ERVICE Lions Club, Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 7 p.m. — Delphos City Council meets at the municipal building, 608 N. Canal St. 7:30 p.m. — Ottoville The University of Malcolm Daniel Perkins Emergency Medical Service Northwestern Ohio is proud Zachary N. Woolum members meet at the municito acknowledge its Dean’s pal building. List for June Session 2010 Elida Ottoville VFW Auxiliary for students in the College of Abram Roy Benedict members meet at the hall. PFC Fischer, Derek T. Technologies. The following Michael Andrew Yutzy Fort Jennings Local School full-time students received a recently graduated Military District board members meet grade point average of 3.5 or Occupational School in Fort Fort Jennings at the high school library. Leonard Wood, Mo. better: Logan James Klima His field of study was Alcoholics Anonymous, Justin Allan Klinger Chemical, Biological, First Presbyterian Church, Columbus Grove Radiological, Nuclear defense 310 W. Second St. Brian Douglas Boyd Kalida specialist. He graduated as the 8:30 p.m. — Elida vilAaron Rex Miller Karl A. Dawson guide of his class and received lage council meets at the town the superior fitness award. His hall. Delphos Middle Point current duty station is Marine Josh Wade Berg Chad Trapper Williams Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, WEDNESDAY Cory Joe Bertling Hawaii. 9 a.m. - noon — Putnam Jared Timothy Burdette Spencerville PFC Fischer is the son County Museum is open, 202 Jeremy Robert East Collin Charles Etzkorn of Mark and Deb Fischer of E. Main St. Kalida. Derek K. Hedinger Delphos. He is a 2009 gradu11:30 a.m. — Mealsite Benjamin Jon Hiatt Van Wert ate of St. Johns High School. at Delphos Senior Citizen Dwight Jr. Isaac Luke Alan Bahler His address is PFC Fischer, Center, 301 Suthoff Street. Darin William Lamica John Michael Chavarria Derek T., Box 63006, MCBH 11:45 a.m. — Rotary Club Kory John Mullenhour Derek Edwin Fennig Kaneohe Bay, HI 96863. meets at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 4 p.m. — Delphos Public Library board members meet at the library conference Happy Birthday room. 6 p.m. — Shepherds of Aug. 11 Christ Associates meet in the Ashley Moffitt St. John’s Chapel. Bob Ditto 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. Charles Buettner John’s Little Theatre. Iva Schmitt Vera Kill-Edmonds Matt Bockey THURSDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 5-7 p.m. — The Interfaith Thrift Shop is open for shopping. 8 p.m. — American Legion Post 268, 415 N. State St.
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Mangini cautions Browns about social networking
By TOM WITHERS The Associated Press BEREA — The only loud tweets Browns coach Eric Mangini wants to hear about are the ones coming out of his whistle. Mangini talked to Cleveland’s players on Monday about the pitfalls of social media sites after Browns cornerback Brandon McDonald recently posted a vulgar message directed at Cincinnati wide receiver Terrell Owens on his Twitter account. McDonald posted his trash-talking tweet shortly after Owens signed with the Bengals, which he now regrets sending it on the site, which has become popular with pro athletes. “It started out as a joke and it escalated to what it is now,” McDonald said. “I really didn’t mean anything by it. It was a bad decision on my part to put that up. One of the things I don’t want to do is cause a distraction to this team. The way it’s being taken is not how it was meant. I didn’t mean to disrespect anyone or cause a distraction to this team. That’s the last thing I wanted to do right now.” McDonald’s posting to Owens has been removed from his Twitter page. Owens was asked if he knew about McDonald’s message on Sunday before the Bengals played the Dallas Cowboys in the Hall of Fame game. “Who?” Owens asked. “I don’t even know who he is. Ronald McDonald?” McDonald said he only knows Owens “on the field. I don’t know him personally.” The Browns will host the Bengals on Oct. 3 and visit Cincinnati on Dec. 19. Mangini will not ask his players to discontinue using sites like Twitter, Facebook or YouTube. Boise State coach Chris Petersen has banned players from posting on Twitter for the duration of the season so as not to cause a distraction in the Broncos’ national title chase. Mangini appreciates how the social networking sites can be valuable communication pipelines between players, teams and fans. However, he cautioned his players to watch what they say, to represent the organization in a professional manner and make sure they think twice before striking the “send” key. “With social media, it’s a great way to connect to the fans,” Mangini said. “They (players) have a responsibility to do that in a way that represents the organization in the right way and that’s their responsibility and they are accountable for it. “If they don’t do it, there are consequences to those actions.” Mangini added McDonald likely will be disciplined. The Browns have at least 17 players who frequently use Twitter, none more so than Pro Bowl return specialist Josh Cribbs, who keeps his more than 33,000 followers updated with daily observations and his whereabouts off the field. Cribbs understands the hazards of words being taken out of context. “I have fun with it. It’s a social tool,” Cribbs said. “A lot of it is a joke. You joke around with a lot of guys. It’s hard to understand texts, that’s why you have to really be careful because guys will take it out of context. They won’t know one guy is kidding while another guy is serious.” Cribbs said there was no misunderstanding Mangini’s talk. “I always take Coach’s messages serious,” he added. “When he talks, we listen. We take heed and we change our situation. We change everything about us to fit what Coach is talking about whenever he talks.” Not all the players ceded Mangini’s warning. Rookie cornerback Joe Haden tweeted after practice that Mangini fined a player during a meeting simply because his cell phone rang. “These fines ain’t no joke!” Haden
wrote. “Somebody phone alarm went off in the meeting and all Coach Mangini said was that will be $1,760!” Haden may be next in line for punishment from Mangini. McDonald did not practice Monday but received treatment on an ankle he noted felt “weird.” He has no plans to curtail his busy tweeting but will be more careful with what he posts. Mangini joked that he has no plans to join Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and Lions coach Jim Schwartz and open his own Twitter account. It would be pretty boring, he figures.
St. John’s Cody Kundert finishes his follow-through on his tee shot on No. 6 at the Delphos Country Club Monday morning. The Blue Jays captured the annual season-opening
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Jefferson’s Matt Waldick lines up this putt from the fringe on No. 8 Monday at the DCC. The Wildcats finished third in the 4-team season-opener.
Jays grab Tee-Off Classic
DELPHOS — The St. John’s boys golf team, led by the 80s of Cody Kundert and Nick Kaiser, grabbed the annual Tee-Off Classic Monday at the Delphos Country Club. Ottoville finished in second with medalist Kyle Karhoff’s 76. Jefferson ended up third with Matt Waldick carding an 83. Cody Warnecke’s 91 was tops for Fort Jennings. Jennings hosts Ayersville 10 a.m. Wednesday and battles Jefferson 10 a.m. Friday, while St. John’s and Ottoville are in the Kalida Invitational 9 a.m. Aug. 18. St. John’s Dani Hale lets it rip on No. 5 during the Lady Blue Jays season-opener against Lincolnview Monday morning at the Delphos Country Club. She carded a 52 but the Lancers, with Amanda Kocab registering a 44, downed the hosts 229246. 1 col.
St. John’s 332: Cody Kundert 80, Nick Kaiser 80, Isaac Klausing 83, Cole Fischbach 89, Eric Bergfeld 91. Ottoville 335: Kyle Karhoff 76, Travis Maag 80, Zach Weber 88, Derek Schimmoeller 91, Craig Odenweller 93. Jefferson 364: Matt Waldick 83, Nick Gallmeier 89, Alex Garza 92, Tyler Wrasman 100, Tyler Miller 103. Fort Jennings 375: Cody Warnecke 91, Zack Schuerman 93, Tyler Dray 95, Kurt Warnecke 96, Alex Vetter 116. 91, Damon Rall 94, Dorian Smith 107, Grant Cole 109. Upper Scioto Valley 367: Shane Rofe 88, Brad Pickford 89, Blake Watkins 94, Chance Watkins 96, Woody Preeter 102, Nick Sarver 103.
Schumaker hits slam, Cardinals beat Reds 7-3
By JOE KAY The Associated Press CINCINNATI — Skip Schumaker watched the ball fly as he headed for first base, unsure whether it had enough to create a little personal history. Just enough. Schumaker hit his first career grand slam during the St. Louis Cardinals’ biggest inning of the season Monday night, providing Chris Carpenter with more than enough runs on that one swing to beat the Cincinnati Reds for the ninth time in a row. The 7-3 win got the Cardinals off to an impressive start in their showdown for first place. St. Louis moved within one game of the Reds, who have been atop the division for the past week. St. Louis sent 12 batters to the plate for seven runs in the fourth, giving rookie Mike Leake (7-4) one of his worst moments in the majors. Schumaker’s grand slam — only his 19th career homer — made it 6-0. The ball cleared the wall in center and landed next to the Reds’ bullpen. “That’s the first time it’s happened in my career,” Schumaker said. “Everyone gets lucky once in a while. I probably hit it in the right they were playing at Cinergy Field. The Cardinals left the fans silently sweating in their seats. The teams have been locked in a back-and-forth race since mid-May, never separated by more than three games since then. St. Louis leads the season series 8-5. They meet only one more time, for a 3-game series in St. Louis from Sept. 3-5. St. Louis has its top three pitchers set to start against the Reds during their showdown series — Carpenter, Jaime Garcia and Adam Wainwright. The Reds opened with a rookie. For one of the few times, Leake looked like one. St. Louis started the fourth with six consecutive hits. The clincher came from Schumaker, who hadn’t played since Wednesday because of a sore left wrist. His fourth homer of the season got Leake uncharacteristically flummoxed. Leake lost track of outs. He fanned Brendan Ryan for the second out in the fourth, then started jogging off the field. He realized his mistake just before reaching the foul line, turned around and gave up a single by Felipe Lopez. Manager Dusty Baker decided
had a “good conversation.” Mangini did not say if Lawson apologized.
Zastudil facing uncertain return: Browns punter Dave Zastudil will miss more training camp when he returns from Colorado after getting his right knee examined. Zastudil had been expected to return to the Browns by now but Mangini said “plans changed” and the 8-year veteran will not be back until Wednesday. Mangini said Zastudil did not undergo another procedure on his knee. He had surgery on a torn patellar tendon late last season. Mangini did not say Monday when he expected Zastudil to be back on the field. The 31-year-old missed Cleveland’s final eight games last season. Reggie Hodges, who replaced Zastudil last season, has been punting during camp. Zastudil signed with the Browns as a free agent in 2006 after spending four years with Baltimore. Lawson charged with DUI: Browns defensive back Gerard Lawson returned to practice Monday, one day after he was arrested on charges that include driving under the influence. Lawson was arrested Sunday morning after sheriff’s deputies said he hit a parked car downtown and they saw him leaving the accident scene in the popular downtown Warehouse District. He posted $250 of his $2,500 bond on Sunday and was released from jail. No injuries were reported. Mangini met with Lawson and said they
Lady Lancers open victoriously
DELPHOS — Amanda Kocab’s 44 led the way for the Lincolnview girls golf team as they opened with a 229-246 win over host St. John’s Monday at the Delphos Country Club. Kaitlyn Brant added a 54 for the Lady Lancers. Dani Hale fired a 52 to pace the Lady Blue Jays while Jessica Recker added a 56. St. John’s is in a tri-match at Fox’s Den in Celina (10:30 a.m.) Monday, w h i l e Lincolnview is at Antwerp 4 p.m. Aug. 24.
Lincolnview 229: Amanda Kocab 44, Kaitlyn Brant 54, Abbi Alvarez 63, H. Diller 68, M. Ashbaugh 75. St. John’s: Dani Hale 52, Jessica Recker 56, Rachael Fisher 65, Megan Martin 73.
Wildcats 10th at Defiance Early Bird
Napoleon led with a 314 – with a 68 from medalist Brandon Lambert — and Bryan second at 317. Defiance “A” was third (319), followed by Van Wert (331), Archbold (337), Defiance “B” (340), Wauseon (341), Ottawa-Glandorf and Liberty Center (352), Kalida, Wayne Trace (371), Tinora (374), Celina (375), Paulding (391) Fairview (425) and Ayersville (441). Blake Doidge shot a 72 for Van Wert and Jake Brake an 84.
DEFIANCE — Kalida’s links team finished 10th out of 16 teams at the Defiance Early Bird Open held at Kettering Country Club. Logan Recker shot an 84 to pace the Wildcats as the team shot a 361.
park.” Balls tend to fly out of Great American Ball Park — though not when Carpenter is on the mound, of course. Carpenter (13-3) has won his last nine starts against the Reds, a streak that started in 2006. He gave up five hits and a pair of runs in seven innings. “I do the same things I do against anybody else,” Carpenter said, trying to explain the streak. “I watch video every single time and see what has changed and what hasn’t changed and put something together.” Ramon Hernandez had three of Cincinnati’s seven hits, including an RBI double off Carpenter and a solo homer off Kyle McClellan. The crowd of 36,353 was revved for one of the most meaningful series in Great American Ball Park’s 8-year history. The Reds haven’t been in first place so late in a season since 1999, when
that was enough. “That was a quick six,” Baker said. “They got six in a span of 12 pitches. It happened so quickly that I didn’t have time to get anybody warmed up.” In his last two starts, Leake has given up 14 runs (six earned) and 15 hits in 8 2/3 innings. He sat in the dugout with sweaty hair stuck to the side of his forehand and a faraway expression in his eyes. “The big inning has been that way for the last few outings,” Leake said. “I have to find a way to not do that. When the same thing keeps happening, it’s not fun. I just have to stay focused. I feel great. I’m not tired at all. I’m just hitting a rough patch.” Carpenter had his way with the big lead, extending his streak of dominating an offense that leads the NL in batting, runs and hits. The right-hander beat the Reds four times last season and now has beaten them four times already this season. The Reds brought in another ex-Cardinal before the game, adding outfielder Jim Edmonds through a trade with Milwaukee. Edmonds played for Reds’ general manager Walt Jocketty in St. Louis. Edmonds started in center and went 0-for-4 with a strikeout.
Bearcats open with tri-match win
Kalida hosts Elida 8 a.m. Wednesday at Country Acres. -----
Grove 8th at Allen East
LIMA — Evan Crites shot a medalist-winning 78 to lead the Spencerville golfers to a 356-360-367 victory over Kenton and host Upper Scioto Valley in season-opening action Monday at Colonial Country Club. Trevor Crites added an 84 for the Bearcats. Jarrod K e n d e l l knocked in an 85 for Kenton, while Shane Rofe shot an 88 for the Rams. Spencerville is in the Rob Contini Memorial 8 a.m. Monday at Hawthorne Hills.
Spencerville 356: Evan Crites 78, Trevor Crites 84, Dylan Layman 92, Ricky Brunswick 102, Kip Lee 115, James Schaad 129. Kenton 360: Jarrod Kendell 85, Brennon Rolandes 90, Zach Webb
— Columbus Grove stands eighth of 15 teams after day 1 of the season-opening Allen East Invitational Monday at Lost Creek Country Club. Clay Bryan carded an 83 and Taylor Giesige an 84 for the Bulldogs. The teams return today for the second round.
Team Scores: Miami Valley 322, Van Buren 323, WaynesfieldGoshen A 326, Parkway 331, Arlington 348, Patrick Henry 349, Bath 351, Columbus Grove 357, Perry 362, Carey 371, McComb 378, Leipsic 388, Allen East 399, Waynesfield-Goshen B 402, Riverside 406.
The Associated Press National League SAN FRANCISCO — Carlos Zambrano matched his career high with seven walks in his first start since a June 25 dugout blowup and ensuing banishment and his shorthanded Chicago Cubs lost to the San Francisco Giants 4-3 in 11 innings Monday night long after he left the game. Pat Burrell hit a game-ending sacrifice fly off loser Marcos Mateo (0-1), who made his major-league debut after being called up earlier in the day. Edgar Renteria led off the 11th with a single and Aubrey Huff’s single moved him to third. Mateo then intentionally walked standout rookie Buster Posey to bring up Burrell. Chris Ray (5-0) recorded the final out of the 11th. Diamondbacks 7, Brewers 4, 10 innings MILWAUKEE — Stephen Drew hit a 2-run single and Ryan Church added a pinch-hit RBI in the 10th inning as Arizona rallied against Trevor Hoffman. Hoffman (2-5), who earned his first save in three months on Saturday, came on to pitch the 10th after the Diamondbacks tied it at 4 in ninth. Kelly Johnson doubled to left with one out. With two outs, Miguel Montero was walked intentionally to face Mark Reynolds who walked on a 3-2 pitch to load the bases. Drew slapped a 2-2 pitch up the middle for two runs. Church, hitting for Sam Demel (1-0), singled to right to
make it 7-4. The Diamondbacks snapped a 7-game losing streak to Milwaukee. Aaron Heilman pitched the 10th for his sixth save in 11 chances. Astros 10, Braves 4 HOUSTON — Hot-hitting rookie Chris Johnson drove in three runs, including two in Houston’s 6-run seventh inning, and the Astros took advantage of sloppy play by Atlanta. Atlanta committed three errors and had a wild pitch to help the Astros snap a 4-game losing streak. Tim Byrdak (2-1) got one out. Jason Heyward, who turned 21 on Monday, hit his 12th home run of the season to the bullpen in right center field. He became the fourth player to homer on his 21st birthday, joining Ted Williams (1939), Frank Robinson (1956) and Alex Rodriguez (1996), according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Kyle Farnsworth (3-1) took the loss. ----American League NEW YORK — Jon Lester received key help from relievers Daniel Bard and Jonathan Papelbon in ending his career-worst 4-game skid and the Boston Red Sox salvaged a series split by beating the New York Yankees 2-1 Monday. The win ensured the third-place Red Sox remained six games behind AL East-leading New York, their standing when the set began. The Yankees went 3-4 on their homestand. They head to Texas for a showdown between first-place
teams. Lester (12-7) didn’t give up a hit until Austin Kearns singled with one out in the fifth inning and was lifted for Bard with the bases loaded and one out in the seventh — and Derek Jeter and Nick Swisher due up. Bard pumped six pitches past the Yankees Nos. 1 and 2 hitters, reaching 99 mph several times while striking them out. Orioles 3, White Sox 2, 10 innings BALTIMORE — Brian Roberts hit his first home run of the season leading off the 10th inning and the Orioles continued their uncanny run of success under new manager Buck Showalter with a victory over the White Sox. Baltimore is 6-1 since Showalter made his debut last Tuesday. Earl Weaver is the only other manager in the history of the Orioles to win six of his first seven games. After sweeping three games from the Los Angeles Angels, the last-place Orioles took 3-of-4 from Chicago, giving them successive series wins for the first time since July 2009. The homestand was Baltimore’s best since it went 7-0 against Seattle and Texas from Aug. 3-9, 2004. Rays 6, Tigers 3 DETROIT — Matt Joyce homered and the Rays snapped their 5-game losing streak with a win over the Tigers. Tampa Bay got within 1 1/2 games of first-place New York and Detroit lost for the eighth time in 10 games to stay nine behind Chicago in
the AL Central. David Price (15-5) struggled with his command, walking four batters in five innings, but nine strikeouts helped him allow just two runs. Three Rays relievers finished, with Rafael Soriano pitching the ninth for his 32nd save in 34 tries. The four Tampa Bay pitchers combined for 13 strikeouts. Armando Galarraga (3-5) allowed four runs in five innings. Mariners 3, Athletics 1 SEATTLE — Last-place Seattle welcomed new interim manager Daren Brown by getting its first triple play in 15 years in a win over the Athletics. Brown moved up from Triple-A Tacoma earlier Monday when Seattle fired first-time manager Don Wakamatsu after 1 1/2 seasons. He became the 10th of Seattle’s 17 managers to win their first game. Brown is a 10-year veteran of Seattle’s systeme. Angels 6, Royals 4 ANAHEIM, Calif. — Bobby Abreu had three hits and drove in four runs to help the Angels defeat the Royals. Ervin Santana (11-8) allowed three runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings. The right-hander struck out three and walked one. Brian Fuentes retired pinch-hitter Brayan Pena on a fly ball with the tying runs in scoring position in the ninth to earn his 22nd save in 26 chances. Sean O’Sullivan (0-3) gave up six runs and 10 hits in 6 1/3 innings. The right-hander struck out six and walked one.
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National League East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 64 48 .571 — Philadelphia 62 49 .559 1 1/2 New York 55 56 .495 8 1/2 Florida 54 56 .491 9 Washington 49 63 .438 15 Central Division W L Pct GB Cincinnati 64 49 .566 — St. Louis 62 49 .559 1 Milwaukee 53 60 .469 11 Houston 48 63 .432 15 Chicago 47 65 .420 16 1/2 Pittsburgh 39 72 .351 24 West Division W L Pct GB San Diego 64 46 .582 — San Francisco 64 49 .566 1 1/2 Colorado 58 53 .523 6 1/2 Los Angeles 58 54 .518 7 Arizona 44 69 .389 21 1/2 ——— Monday’s Results St. Louis 7, Cincinnati 3 Houston 10, Atlanta 4 Arizona 7, Milwaukee 4, 10 innings San Francisco 4, Chicago Cubs 3, 11 innings Today’s Games Florida (Ani.Sanchez 8-7) at Washington (Strasburg 5-2), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Padilla 5-3) at Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 7-4), 7:05 p.m. Colorado (Jimenez 17-2) at N.Y. Mets (Pelfrey 10-6), 7:10 p.m. St. Louis (J.Garcia 9-5) at Cincinnati (Cueto 11-2), 7:10 p.m. Atlanta (Jurrjens 4-4) at Houston (Happ 2-1), 8:05 p.m. Arizona (Enright 3-2) at Milwaukee (M.Parra 3-9), 8:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Karstens 2-7) at San Diego (LeBlanc 5-10), 10:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Dempster 9-8) at San Francisco (Lincecum 11-5), 10:15 p.m. Wednesday’s Games St. Louis (Wainwright 16-6) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 12-6), 12:35 p.m. Atlanta (Hanson 8-8) at Houston (W.Rodriguez 9-11), 2:05 p.m. Florida (Volstad 5-8) at Washington (Olsen 3-3), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 9-6) at Philadelphia (Oswalt 6-13), 7:05 p.m. Colorado (Francis 4-4) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 7-5), 7:10 p.m. Arizona (D.Hudson 2-0) at Milwaukee (Bush 5-9), 8:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Ja.McDonald 1-1) at San Diego (Correia 8-7), 10:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Gorzelanny 6-6) at San Francisco (Zito 8-6), 10:15 p.m.
American League East Division W L Pct GB New York 69 42 .622 — Tampa Bay 68 44 .607 1 1/2 Boston 64 49 .566 6 Toronto 59 52 .532 10 Baltimore 38 74 .339 31 1/2 Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 63 49 .563 — Minnesota 63 49 .563 — Detroit 54 58 .482 9 Cleveland 47 65 .420 16 Kansas City 47 65 .420 16 West Division W L Pct GB Texas 64 47 .577 — Oakland 56 55 .505 8 Los Angeles 57 57 .500 8 1/2 Seattle 43 70 .381 22 ——— Monday’s Results Boston 2, N.Y. Yankees 1 Baltimore 3, Chicago White Sox 2, 10 innings Tampa Bay 6, Detroit 3 L.A. Angels 6, Kansas City 4 Seattle 3, Oakland 1
Chicagoland Speedway to open NASCAR’s 2011 Chase
By JENNA FRYER The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR will open the 2011 Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship at Chicagoland Speedway, shifting the start of its title-deciding 10-race format to the second-largest media market the series serves. “I can’t think of a better market than Chicago and the Chicagoland area to kick off NASCAR’s version of the playoffs,” track president Craig Rust said in an announcement made Monday in Chicago with NASCAR officials, current series points leader Kevin Harvick and defending race winner David Reutimann. It was the first major change officially confirmed in what’s expected to be several significant shifts to the 2011 Sprint Cup schedule. Kansas Speedway and Kentucky Speedway have both called news conferences for today to announce their 2011 schedules. Kansas is expected to announce the addition of a second race date, while Kentucky will announce its inaugural Cup date. Based on the tentative 2011 schedule for the second-tier Nationwide Series that NASCAR sent to race teams last week, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, Kansas’ added race date will likely be June 5 and Kentucky’s debut Cup race will be July 9. NASCAR has a “TBD” marked for June 4 on the Nationwide schedule The AP reviewed, while July 8 has a scheduled Nationwide race at Kentucky. Chicago, meanwhile, trades its traditional July night race for a prime spot on the NASCAR schedule. Rust acknowledged that a Sunday afternoon race in September will require significant marketing to compete against the NFL’s Chicago Bears, as well as potential baseball pennant races. “You are going to compete with somebody,” Rust added. “You can’t run from it. You have to get out there and compete and we think by opening the Chase, this makes us a stronger event.” Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR’s senior vice president of racing operations, said Chicago will be the only new market added to the 10-race Chase. It will replace Auto Club Speedway in California, which will lose its fall race to Kansas. The Auto Club in Fontana, Calif., serves the largest media market of all NASCAR tracks but has struggled selling tickets and has been frequently mentioned as a candidate to lose one of its race dates. “What we’ve done is ultimately give each track the best opportunity to succeed,” O’Donnell added. “California we think has a much better date for them, kind of back to their traditional date they used to have that worked well for them.” California’s lone race in 2011 is expected to be the fourth event of the season, on March 27. The track drew well when it ran just one race a year during the spring but struggled to fill seats when it expanded to two races and took over the second spot on the schedule. Jeff Gordon welcomes
Today’s Games Baltimore (Arrieta 3-3) at Cleveland (Masterson 4-10), 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Hellickson 1-0) at Detroit (Scherzer 7-8), 7:05 p.m. Boston (Matsuzaka 8-3) at Toronto (R.Romero 9-7), 7:07 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (A.J.Burnett 9-9) at Texas (C.Wilson 10-5), 8:05 p.m. Minnesota (S.Baker 9-9) at Chicago White Sox (F.Garcia 10-4), 8:10 p.m. Kansas City (Bullington 0-1) at L.A. Angels (Haren 0-2), 10:05 p.m. Oakland (Bre.Anderson 3-2) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 7-9), 10:10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Tampa Bay (Garza 11-6) at Detroit (Verlander 12-7), 1:05 p.m. Kansas City (Greinke 7-11) at L.A. Angels (Jer.Weaver 11-7), 3:35 p.m. Oakland (Braden 6-8) at Seattle (French 1-2), 3:40 p.m. Baltimore (Bergesen 3-9) at Cleveland (Tomlin 1-1), 7:05 p.m. Boston (C.Buchholz 12-5) at Toronto (Marcum 10-5), 7:07 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Vazquez 9-8) at Texas (Cl.Lee 10-5), 8:05 p.m. Minnesota (Perkins 0-0) at Chicago White Sox (Danks 11-8), 8:10 p.m.
The Associated Press NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING—CGonzalez, Colorado, .327; Votto, Cincinnati, .320; Polanco, Philadelphia, .319; Prado, Atlanta, .315; Pujols, St. Louis, .313; Byrd, Chicago, .311; Pagan, New York, .311. RUNS—BPhillips, Cincinnati, 79; Votto, Cincinnati, 79; Weeks, Milwaukee, 79; CGonzalez, Colorado, 75; Prado, Atlanta, 75; Uggla, Florida, 75; AHuff, San Francisco, 72; Pujols, St. Louis, 72. RBI—Pujols, St. Louis, 83; Howard, Philadelphia, 81; ADunn, Washington, 77; CGonzalez, Colorado, 77; DWright, New York, 77; Hart, Milwaukee, 75; Votto, Cincinnati, 75. HITS—Prado, Atlanta, 138; CGonzalez, Colorado, 135; BPhillips, Cincinnati, 130; Pujols, St. Louis, 130; Braun, Milwaukee, 128; Byrd, Chicago, 128; Weeks, Milwaukee, 125. DOUBLES—Werth, Philadelphia, 38; ATorres, San Francisco, 36; Byrd, Chicago, 29; Holliday, St. Louis, 29; Loney, Los Angeles, 29; BPhillips, Cincinnati, 29; Prado, Atlanta, 29. TRIPLES—Fowler, Colorado, 8; Victorino, Philadelphia, 8; SDrew, Arizona, 7; AEscobar, Milwaukee, 7; Pagan, New York, 7; Bay, New York, 6; CGonzalez, Colorado, 6; Morgan, Washington, 6; JosReyes, New York, 6. HOME RUNS—ADunn, Washington, 30; Pujols, St. Louis, 28; Votto, Cincinnati, 28; CGonzalez, Colorado, 25; Reynolds, Arizona, 25; Uggla, Florida, 25; Fielder, Milwaukee, 24. STOLEN BASES—Bourn, Houston, 36; Morgan, Washington, 29; Pagan, New York, 26; AMcCutchen, Pittsburgh, 22; HRamirez, Florida, 22; CYoung, Arizona, 22; JosReyes, New York, 21; ATorres, San Francisco, 21. PITCHING—Jimenez, Colorado, 17-2; Wainwright, St. Louis, 16-6; Halladay, Philadelphia, 14-8; CCarpenter, St. Louis, 13-3; THudson, Atlanta, 13-5; Latos, San Diego, 12-5; Arroyo, Cincinnati, 12-6; Nolasco, Florida, 12-8. STRIKEOUTS—Halladay, Philadelphia, 168; Lincecum, San Francisco, 159; JoJohnson, Florida, 156; Wainwright, St. Louis, 154; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 153; Hamels, Philadelphia, 149; Gallardo, Milwaukee, 149. SAVES—BrWilson, San Francisco, 32; HBell, San Diego, 31; FCordero, Cincinnati, 30; Wagner, Atlanta, 27; Capps, Washington, 26; Nunez, Florida, 26; FRodriguez, New York, 24.
baby boy to family: Another baby on board for NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon. Gordon wrote on his website that Leo Benjamin Gordon was born Monday. Gordon and wife Ingrid also have a 3-year-old daughter. Gordon is a 4-time NASCAR champion and the latest driver to welcome a baby this season. Elliott Sadler, Carl Edwards and Jimmie Johnson became first-time fathers this year. Juan Pablo Montoya’s wife welcomed their third baby last month. IndyCar veteran Ed Carpenter signs with Panther: IndyCar veteran Ed Carpenter has signed a 3-race deal with Panther and Vision Racing. Carpenter will drive the No. 20 car in Chicago, Kentucky and Homestead. Carpenter hasn’t raced since finishing 17th in the Indy 500 in May. The 29-year-old Carpenter is winless in 100 career IndyCar starts. He narrowly missed his first victory at Kentucky last summer when Ryan Briscoe nipped him by 0.0162 seconds. Carpenter’s full-time ride at Vision Racing was shuttered during the offseason. He spent six seasons as an IndyCar regular, finishing a career-best 12th in the standings in 2009.
AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING—Hamilton, Texas, .355; Morneau, Minnesota, .345; MiCabrera, Detroit, .341; ABeltre, Boston, .333; Cano, New York, .329; Mauer, Minnesota, .322; DelmYoung, Minnesota, .321. RUNS—Teixeira, New York, 83; Jeter, New York, 80; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 78; Youkilis, Boston, 77; MiCabrera, Detroit, 76; Cano, New York, 75; JBautista, Toronto, 74; MYoung, Texas, 74. RBI—MiCabrera, Detroit, 93; ARodriguez, New York, 88; Guerrero, Texas, 86; JBautista, Toronto, 85; Teixeira, New York, 85; DelmYoung, Minnesota, 84; Hamilton, Texas, 77; Konerko, Chicago, 77. HITS—Hamilton, Texas, 150; ISuzuki, Seattle, 145; Cano, New York, 141; ABeltre, Boston, 140; MiCabrera, Detroit, 136; MYoung, Texas, 132; Butler, Kansas City, 129; Jeter, New York, 129. DOUBLES—Markakis, Baltimore, 38; MiCabrera, Detroit, 36; Mauer, Minnesota, 36; ABeltre, Boston, 34; Hamilton, Texas, 34; VWells, Toronto, 34; DelmYoung, Minnesota, 34. TRIPLES—Crawford, Tampa Bay, 7; AJackson, Detroit, 7; Pennington, Oakland, 7; Span, Minnesota, 7; Granderson, New York, 6; Podsednik, Kansas City, 6; FLewis, Toronto, 5; EPatterson, Boston, 5; Youkilis, Boston, 5. HOME RUNS—JBautista, Toronto, 34; Konerko, Chicago, 28; MiCabrera, Detroit, 26; Teixeira, New York, 26; Hamilton, Texas, 24; DOrtiz, Boston, 24; CPena, Tampa Bay, 23. STOLEN BASES—Pierre, Chicago, 43; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 38; RDavis, Oakland, 34; BUpton, Tampa Bay, 32; Gardner, New York, 31; Figgins, Seattle, 30; Podsednik, Kansas City, 30. PITCHING—Price, Tampa Bay, 15-5; Sabathia, New York, 14-5; Pavano, Minnesota, 14-7; PHughes, New York, 13-5; Cahill, Oakland, 12-4; CBuchholz, Boston, 12-5; Lester, Boston, 12-7; Verlander, Detroit, 12-7. STRIKEOUTS—JerWeaver, Los Angeles, 171; Lester, Boston, 160; Liriano, Minnesota, 156; FHernandez, Seattle, 152; Morrow, Toronto, 151; CLewis, Texas, 141; Verlander, Detroit, 140. SAVES—RSoriano, Tampa Bay, 32; Soria, Kansas City, 31; NFeliz, Texas, 29; Papelbon, Boston, 28; Gregg, Toronto, 25; MRivera, New York, 23; Jenks, Chicago, 23.
The Associated Press Bradley to resume conversations with USSF: Coach Bob Bradley will resume conversations with the U.S. Soccer Federation about his future following tonight’s exhibition against Brazil. Bradley led the Americans to the second round of the World Cup, where they were eliminated in a 2-1 overtime loss to Ghana. His contract expires in December. He said Monday he has had preliminary conversations with the USSF leadership, led by president Sunil Gulati and secretary general Dan Flynn. British media speculated Monday that Bradley would be considered for the Aston Villa job that opened when Martin O’Neill quit Monday, five days ahead of the club’s opener. Bradley added he never made direct contract with Fulham about its job, another one British media had speculated he would be considered for. Mark Hughes was hired after Roy Hodgson quit the Cottagers to become Liverpool’s manager. If Bradley isn’t retained, attention could turn to Juergen Klinsmann, who held discussions with Gulati about the U.S. job four years ago. Klinsmann withdrew after he wasn’t guaranteed access to top players for both the CONCACAF Gold Cup and Copa America in 2007. He agreed in January 2008 to become coach of Bayern Munich the following summer but was fired in April 2009 with the club in third place in the Bundesliga following its quarterfinal elimination from the Champions League. Klinsmann and his family then returned to their home in southern California. Goalkeeper Brad Guzan, the backup to Brad Friedel on Aston Villa, said O’Neill’s decision was a surprise. Guzan thinks Bradley is up to managing in the Premier League. Menezes to start renovation work with Brazil: Mano Menezes is intent on making a statement in his first match since replacing Dunga as coach after Brazil’s embarrassing World Cup quarterfinal exit last month. Menezes planned an attackminded formation for the exhibition against the United States, with Robinho, AC Milan forward Alexandre Pato and Neymar starting, a repudiation of Dunga’s choices. He wants players who are fast and agile from midfield forward. He talked about “renovations” the day he was appointed — the job starts here. He’s acutely aware that winning is a must at all times. After replacing the fired Dunga following the 2-1 loss to the Netherlands, Menezes selected just four of the Brazilians who were on the roster in South Africa: defenders Daniel Alves and Thiago Silva, midfielder Ramires and forward Robinho. Hoping to restore “Jogo Bonito” — the Beautiful Game — and jettison Dunga’s defensive approach, Menezes chose 11 with no national team experience. Brazilian great Pele was expected to attend today’s match and see a new-look Selecao squad meet an established-looking American team that set U.S. television ratings records during the World Cup. While the Selecao is missing Maicon, Lucio and Julio Cesar, its includes Pato, Santos scoring sensation Neymar, Santos midfielder Paulo Henrique Ganso, Manchester United defender Rafael da Silva, Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva and Real Madrid defender Marcelo. Brazil has won 14 out of 15 meetings and outscored the U.S. 29-10. The lone American victory was 1-0 in 1998 at the CONCACAF Gold Cup in Los Angeles, when Preki Radosavljevic scored in the 65th minute and goalkeeper Kasey Keller had 10 saves. Last year, the U.S. took a 2-goal halftime lead in the final of the Confederations Cup as Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan scored but Brazil rallied for a 3-2 victory on two goals by Luis Fabiano and one by Lucio. Kljestan settles in: Sacha Kljestan had quickly settled in at Anderlecht, becoming a regular starter for the Belgian club. Selected for the preliminary 30-man World Cup roster, Kljestan was cut when Bradley trimmed it to the final 23. Two days before the U.S. played its World Cup opener against England, Kljestan transferred from Major League Soccer’s Chivas USA to Anderlecht. He scored in his European Champions League debut, a seventh-minute goal that started Anderlecht to a 3-1 win over Wales’ The New Saints in the first leg of the third qualifying round on July 27. Anderlecht plays Serbia’s Partizan Belgrade in the playoff round of qualifying, going on the road for the first leg Aug. 18 and finishing at home six days later. The winner advances to the lucrative group phase. Kljestan already is looking ahead to the CONCACAF Gold Cup, to be played from June 5-25. The U.S. won the 2007 Gold Cup with its top players but missing most regulars was routed 5-0 by Mexico in the 2009 final. Feilhaber hopes to move on from Aarhus: American midfielder Benny Feilhaber hopes to move on from Denmark’s AGF Aarhus before the European transfer window closes Aug. 31. The 25-year-old player signed with Aarhus before the 200809 season following stints with Hamburg (2005-07) and Derby (2007-08). Feilhaber is aware of several possible destinations. Blatter eager to see younger FIFA referees: FIFA president Sepp Blatter is suggesting that top international referees should be younger. Blatter said in an interview with the German soccer federation’s website posted today that a concept for top referees will be released in October or November and “there will be a rejuvenation.” Blatter was quoted as saying that “the World Cup shouldn’t be there so that someone the other side of 40 has to quickly get another game.” FIFA has a mandatory retirement age of 45 for referees.
The Associated Press Through Sunday Points 1, Kevin Harvick, 3,210. 2, Jeff Gordon, 3,025. 3, Jeff Burton, 2,895. 4, Kurt Busch, 2,892. 5, Jimmie Johnson, 2,882. 6, Denny Hamlin, 2,872. 7, Kyle Busch, 2,866. 8, Tony Stewart, 2,865. 9, Carl Edwards, 2,821. 10, Matt Kenseth, 2,806. 11, Greg Biffle, 2,743. 12, Mark Martin, 2,641. 13, Clint Bowyer, 2,631. 14, Ryan Newman, 2,558. 15, Jamie McMurray, 2,547. 16, Dale Earnhardt Jr., 2,520. 17, Kasey Kahne, 2,508. 18, David Reutimann, 2,475. 19, Juan Pablo Montoya, 2,436. 20, Martin Truex Jr., 2,401.
The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB Indiana 18 10 .643 — Atlanta 18 11 .621 1/2 New York 17 11 .607 1 Washington 16 12 .571 2 Connecticut 14 14 .500 4 Chicago 12 17 .414 6 1/2 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB z-Seattle 24 4 .857 — Phoenix 14 14 .500 10 San Antonio 11 17 .393 13 Minnesota 10 17 .370 13 1/2 Los Angeles 10 18 .357 14 Tulsa 5 24 .172 19 1/2 z-clinched conference ——— Monday’s Result: No games scheduled Today’s Games Connecticut at Washington, 7 p.m. Seattle at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Chicago, 8 p.m. Minnesota at San Antonio, 8 p.m. Indiana at Los Angeles, 10 p.m.
Money 1, Kurt Busch, $4,923,843. 2, Jamie McMurray, $4,917,810. 3, Jimmie Johnson, $4,655,674. 4, Kevin Harvick, $4,570,797. 5, Kyle Busch, $4,036,029. 6, Jeff Gordon, $3,851,594. 7, Denny Hamlin, $3,701,733. 8, Tony Stewart, $3,543,753. 9, Matt Kenseth, $3,539,594. 10, Kasey Kahne, $3,522,512. 11, Carl Edwards, $3,440,937. 12, Jeff Burton, $3,407,887. 13, David Reutimann, $3,362,105. 14, Greg Biffle, $3,338,587. 15, Juan Pablo Montoya, $3,332,524. 16, Dale Earnhardt Jr., $3,305,953. 17, Joey Logano, $3,212,198. 18, Ryan Newman, $3,198,885. 19, A J Allmendinger, $3,015,970. 20, Clint Bowyer, $2,935,579.
The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF Columbus 11 4 4 37 28 New York 8 6 4 28 20 Toronto FC 7 6 5 26 21 Chicago 5 5 6 21 21 Kansas City 5 8 5 20 15 New England 5 9 3 18 17 Philadelphia 4 10 3 15 21 D.C. 3 13 3 12 12 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF Los Angeles 12 3 4 40 31 Real Salt Lake10 4 5 35 33 Seattle 8 8 4 28 23 FC Dallas 7 2 9 30 24 Colorado 7 5 6 27 20 San Jose 6 6 5 23 20 Houston 5 9 5 20 23 Chivas USA 5 10 3 18 22
GA 17 21 20 21 21 27 32 32 GA 13 15 25 16 17 20 29 25
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GF 30 30 25 14 16 26 13
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Wednesday’s Games Toronto FC at New York, 7:30 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.
NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. x- clinched playoff berth ——— Wednesday’s Games Washington at Sky Blue FC, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
The Associated Press BASKETBALL LONDON — NBA commissioner David Stern said the league will play two regular-season games in London next season. The Toronto Raptors will face the New Jersey Nets on March 4 and 5 at the O2 Arena. The NBA has been looking to expand overseas for years and Stern has said in the past he would like to play a meaningful game in London before the British capital hosts the Olympics in 2012. Before this season opens, the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and Minnesota Timberwolves will each play two games in the fifth installment of the NBA’s preseason Europe Live Tour. The 2009 champion Lakers will face the Timberwolves at the O2 Arena in London on Oct. 4 and then play Barcelona in Spain three days later. NEW YORK — The NBA and its players’ association will return to the bargaining table this week to resume talks toward a new labor agreement. Stern disclosed the meeting during a conference call. It will be the first bargaining session since the league’s All-Star weekend in February, when the players rejected the owners’ proposal for a deal to replace the one that expires June 30, 2011. The union recently submitted its own proposal but Stern indicated it’s similar to the current CBA and the owners are seeking significant changes to the system. DETROIT — Mike Ilitch, the owner of baseball’s Detroit Tigers and hockey’s Detroit Red Wings, wants to buy the NBA’s Detroit Pistons. Ilitch said he is interested in purchasing the basketball team in part because he fears the area could lose it if an out-of-town buyer comes forward. Ilitch says he notified the Pistons on Monday. Team owner Karen Davidson has said she’s considering a sale of the franchise by itself or as part of a package with Palace Sports and Entertainment, which includes The Palace of Auburn Hills, DTE Energy Music Theatre and Meadow Brook Music Festival. Her husband, Bill Davidson, died last year. The Pistons announced in June that Citi Private Bank team was assisting in the potential sale of the team. LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Sparks are retiring Lisa Leslie’s No. 9 jersey. The team announced a ceremony will be held at halftime of its game against Indiana today at Staples Center. Leslie led the Sparks to consecutive WNBA
championships in 2001 and ’02. She retired after last season. She was a 3-time league MVP and was MVP of the finals both years the Sparks won. She will become the second player in Sparks’ history to have her jersey retired, joining Penny Toler, now the team’s general manager. Now 38, Leslie is a mother of two and does TV commentary on the Sparks. On Sunday, the Sparks’ Tina Thompson surpassed Leslie as the WNBA’s career scoring leader. FOOTBALL HOUSTON — Suspended Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing said his positive test for a fertility drug was the result of overtraining. Cushing is suspended for the first four games this season after testing positive last September for HCG, a drug on the NFL’s banned substance list. Cushing says he never took the drug, which can be used to restart testosterone production after a steroid cycle, and has no idea how it got into his body. Cushing, who worked out with the Texans on Monday morning, added doctors have told him that the failed drug test resulted from “overtrained athlete syndrome,” a condition that he says can trigger hormonal spikes. Texans’ owner Bob McNair flew to New York on Monday to meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in hopes of getting Cushing’s punishment reduced. The league denied Cushing’s appeal of the suspension in February. CORTLAND, N.Y. — It appears Darrelle Revis won’t be joining his teammates anytime soon. The New York Jets rejected the latest offer proposed by the All-Pro cornerback’s agents and owner Woody Johnson is not optimistic a deal can get done before the regular season. Agent Neil Schwartz and partner Jonathan Feinsod met with GM Mike Tannenbaum and director of football administration Ari Nissim at a diner last Friday. They offered a long-term contact proposal for Johnson to review to try to make some headway in the dispute. Revis has missed nine days, including Monday, since the team reported for training camp at SUNY Cortland. He is scheduled to make $1 million in the fourth year of his 6-year rookie deal but wants to become the NFL’s highest-paid cornerback. ASHBURN, Va. — Albert Haynesworth returned to work as $100 million backup, working at second-string nose tackle in his first full practice at this year’s Washington Redskins training camp. Haynesworth put on his No. 92 jersey and blended with his teammates, usually lining up between defensive ends Phillip Daniels and
Darrion Scott as he ramps up his education in the team’s new 3-4 defense. Redskins coach Mike Shanahan lived up to his word that Haynesworth wouldn’t be plugged in immediately with the starters. Haynesworth wasn’t allowed to practice until he passed the Redskins’ conditioning test, which was required by Shanahan for skipping the team’s offseason workouts. Haynesworth passed the test Saturday morning but his left knee was too sore afterward to make it through a complete practice later that day. Sunday was a day off for players. HOCKEY Ilya Kovalchuk is back on the free-agent market. An arbiter ruled that the NHL acted correctly in voiding Kovalchuk’s landmark $102 million contract with the New Jersey Devils. The league had rejected the 17-year contract, saying the longest deal in league history violated its salary cap. The NHL Players Association filed a grievance against the league. A hearing was held last week and arbiter Richard Bloch sided with the league when he issued his ruling. The decision puts Kovalchuk back on the market. The high-scoring Russian was hockey’s biggest prize in free agency this year with 338 goals and 304 assists in 642 career games. ANAHEIM, Calif. — Teemu Selanne is returning to the Anaheim Ducks. The team reported that the 40-year-old right winger has signed a 1-year deal through the 201011 season. Selanne had 27 goals, 21 assists and 16 penalty minutes in 54 games last season. He became the 18th player in NHL history to score 600 goals on March 21. Selanne is the Ducks’ franchise leader in goals, assists, points, power play goals, power play points, game-winning goals, plus/minus rating and games played. He helped the team win its first Stanley Cup in 2007. BASEBALL SAN FRANCISCO — Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Silva underwent a procedure called cardiac ablation on Monday to correct a problem with his heart rate. The Cubs hope he will return to the mound sometime this season. Silva underwent the approximately 2-hour surgery Monday morning at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, performed by Dr. Bradley Knight. Without the procedure, the rapid heart rate could have recurred at any time. He was discharged from the hospital after what the team called a normal period of observation.
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I’m not sure how much use you can get out of it, but I have been using it for about four months and it still smells like new. -- Peterson, Pennsylvania BAKED FRENCH TOAST STICKS: Easy to make and freeze ahead for busy mornings. 1-1/2 to 2 loaves of thick bread 1 cup melted butter 16 eggs 1-1/3 cups sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 tablespoon vanilla 2-2/3 cups milk Preheat oven to 350 F. Cut slices of bread into sticks. In a large bowl, mix together butter, eggs, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and milk. Beat well. Dip sticks into egg mixture and place on sprayed cookie sheet. Bake for 25 minutes. (Turn them halfway through cooking time, and if you’ve got two pans in the oven, switch them around.) Cool and freeze. To reheat, place sticks on plate and microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute, depending on your microwave. Or pop in a toaster oven. I put mine on a cookie sheet and flash-freeze them. This recipe makes a big batch, but you could cut it in half. -- Brenda, New York Sara Noel is the owner of Frugal Village (www.frugalvillage. com), a Web site that offers practical, money-saving strategies for everyday living. To send tips, comments or questions, write to Sara Noel, c/o United Media, 200 Madison Ave., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10016, or e-mail sara@ frugalvillage.com.
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Dear Annie: I have been Men (nationalcenterformen. married for five years to a org) for additional support wonderful man. When we first and suggestions. Dear Annie: I’m a began dating, he had custody of his then 2-year-old daugh- 15-year-old male, and I master. Her biological mother, turbate. Some of my friends “Jessie,” wanted nothing to say they do it also. I’m wondo with her. In fact, the first dering whether it’s normal, or time I met Jessie, she asked if am I a freak? -- Maryland Dear Maryland: You are I wanted to adopt the girl. Jessie does not have a perfectly normal. Stop worgood relationship history. rying. Dear Annie: I am writAt 12, she dated a 30-yearold man. At 14, she gave ing about the two overweight boys, 11 and 13, birth to her first who live with their child. She married widowed father. my husband when While kids do she was 20 and undergo a prepuberthen gave birth tal growth spurt, if to his daughter they are substantialand divorced him ly overweight now, within the year. they are unlikely to My husband got outgrow the weight. custody because Also, they clearly Jessie did all kinds have developed of dangerous counterproductive things to abort the baby during her Annie’s Mailbox eating habits, which will probably lead to pregnancy. Jessie has dated, lived with an even greater rate of weight or married at least 20 men. gain later in life. I also wonder Three years ago, her then- whether there is a component husband encouraged her to of depression involved. They reconnect with her daughter may have developed a habit and she came back into our of comfort eating to help deal lives. She is now divorced with the loss of their mother and dating a man she met on and the stresses of a singlethe Internet who lives 100 parent home. They also might have miles away. The problem is, she wants too much unstructured time to take our daughter to his and may spend a lot of it house when she has visitation. watching TV or playing He lives with six other adults video games. Even a modest and three children. Jessie and increase in physical activity, our daughter recently spent such as Dad taking the boys the day there, and we discov- for a 20-minute walk around ered that the kids were left the neighborhood after dinwith the other adults while ner, may help with both the Jessie and her boyfriend went weight and general feeling of out. Worse, Jessie doesn’t let well-being. The father may not know us contact our daughter. We do not have Jessie’s phone what a reasonable portion number because she blocks it is for his sons. He should when she calls us, and when look into childhood obewe bought our daughter a sity programs in his town. phone, Jessie took it away Children are most likely to make healthy lifestyle changuntil she came home. I have been told that Jessie es when they are educated has various “friends” living about nutrition and health with her at different times. and receive positive attention Her own relatives called to from both adult role modtell us she leaves the kids els and peers. -- Bonnie L. with whoever she can get to Bunch, M.D., Ph.D. watch them. Does my husband have reason for concern, and if so, what are our legal options? I fear for our daughter’s safety, but we do not have the money to keep hiring lawyers. -- Worried in Ohio Dear Worried: You have plenty of reason for concern. Jessie is leaving her daughter with questionable people under questionable circumstances. The fact that she won’t allow you to be in touch with the girl is particularly worrisome. Is there a custody agreement in place, allowing Jessie to have unsupervised visits? If not, we urge you to push for supervised visitation for Jessie and to get the details in writing, even if it means hiring one more lawyer. Your daughter is worth it. You or your husband can also contact the National Center for
In the year ahead, involve yourself in endeavors that provide you with ways and means for using your creative abilities. The products of your imagination have multiple profitable uses for advancing both your personal and work-related interests. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) - Sometimes it is better to make small profits a little at a time rather than trying to make one big killing. Holding out for an uncertain larger amount may yield you exactly nothing. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Ideas or concepts that were tailored for another’s needs aren’t necessarily likely to do the same for you. There are variables involved that may work against your needs. Think for yourself. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) - Be extremely careful that you don’t slip and accidentally reveal something to others that was told to you in confidence. The person who confided in you will never think the same about you again. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Small talk is likely to be more appealing to you than weighty conversations about complex problems. Take a rest and hang out with friends who focus on the lighter side of life. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) - What you can’t accomplish with brute strength and force is likely to be able to be solved with mind power. Fulfill your ambitious inclinations by using your head, not your muscles. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) - Treat what is going on with the respect it deserves, but also try to do things with an eye on preparing for the future. What you do now could have an effect on tomorrow. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) - Stick with the planning for a major project until all the details are concluded to your satisfaction. It could prove unwise to leave bits and pieces of an important matter unresolved. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) Regardless of what the issue might be, it always has two sides to it. Instead of seeing this as a perplexing complication, view it as favorable for arbitrating the part that is important to you. ARIES (March 21-April 19) What makes you so effective is that you give even the smallest of details as much attention as everything else. If there’s a mistake, that’s where it’s likely to be found. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Apply yourself to all the jobs at hand, but also try to leave a little time for a bit of relaxing, if you can. You’ll be far more effective if you stop and smell the roses from time to time. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Speak up concerning domestic issues about which you feel strongly, whether it is for the purpose of making things better or correcting something. Nothing will change if you don’t. CANCER (June 21-July 22) Try to make some time for clearing up your paperwork. If you keep ignoring it, that pile will grow beyond what is reasonable and become a monumental job that’s overwhelming.
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By CARRIE ANTLFINGER The Associated Press MILWAUKEE — Law enforcement and local governments are scrambling to shut down a shadow industry that has grown up around the booming cash-for-gold business nationwide: thieves are snatching jewelry, then converting it into a quick payday at the shops. Thousands of shops have opened to take advantage of high gold prices and hard economic times, and police in some cities have noticed an uptick in burglaries and thefts. “Law enforcement is just swamped,” said Maureen Walter of the State Police in Maryland. “Business is booming. I guess that’s a good indication of how bad the economy is; for the most part these dealers are very, very busy.” Concerned about a growing criminal trade, Milwaukee passed an ordinance this summer to help police spot stolen jewelry being sold before it was too late to recover. Other cities are rushing to take similar measures, finding that the usual methods for tracking stolen goods weren’t coping with the modern day gold rush. Gold buying businesses began proliferating when prices started rising in 2005, reaching more than $1,000 an ounce in 2009 and around $1,200 now. “Cash for Gold” billboards cropped up along highways, TV commercials urged watchers to mail in their gold for money and exchanges opened in unusual places like liquor stores and hair salons. In Milwaukee alone, the number of businesses licensed to buy jewelry increased from 16 in 2007 to 59 last year. In Maryland, one of the states revising its enforcement, licensed vendors of precious metals more than doubled in the last two years to 545. The businesses included not only shops but gold-buying events at hotels or Tupperware-like parties in homes. Local authorities couldn’t keep track of all the precious metals changing hands, and discovered that not all the sellers were people with jewelry they no longer wanted. Police here said they caught several thieves and drug addicts who confirmed they were stealing jewelry to sell to the shops. No comprehensive statistics on gold or jewelry thefts nationwide are available, but burglaries increased about 4 percent overall in Milwaukee from 2007 to 2009, while all other crimes decreased — a pattern investigators linked in part to stolen gold. Investigations last year at six shops found $75,000 in stolen jewelry and led to the clearing of 16 burglaries, said Milwaukee police officer Glenn Podlesnik. The city fined the shops about $64,000 for failing to keep required records on sales. Police in Georgia and North Carolina recently broke up a large burglary ring that was targeting gold and jewelry, said Mac Abercrombie, a detective in Douglasville, Ga. Six suspects were arrested in Georgia and at least 30 other persons are suspected of involvement. In Anne Arundel County, Md., east of
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Washington, D.C., arrests for stolen goods sales at gold shops and pawn shops rose 200 percent from 2007 to 2008. Authorities say the gold sales overwhelmed anti-crime record keeping requirements that were designed for pawn shops. Clerks were required to record information about the sellers and items sold but it often wasn’t entered into a law enforcement database for weeks. Even when there was a required holding period for items bought, the jewelry often had been resold or melted down to make new precious objects before police caught up. Gold shop owners insist they are merely providing a legitimate service for customers in hard times, and shouldn’t be blamed for the crimes. “We opened the store and we had two people sitting outside, ’Oh, we want to sell some gold,”’ said Firdous Chandani, owner of Reflections Jewelry in Milwaukee. He said his shop has been buying about 350 grams of gold a day from people eager to take advantage of the high prices.
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MUZAFFARGARH, Pakistan — President Asif Ali Zardari returned Tuesday to flood-ravaged Pakistan, where he faced a storm of criticism for visiting Europe as his country was gripped by what his government called the nation’s worst natural disaster. His arrival came as thousands fled a major city in central Pakistan threatened by swollen rivers, and as the United Nations said the nationwide aid response needed to be scaled up “massively.” The world body says it is working on a response plan that will likely require hundreds of millions of dollars in initial international assistance. The Pakistani Taliban, which is allied to al-Qaida and is fighting for the overthrow of the Pakistani state, urged the government not to accept any Western aid for flood relief. Spokesman Azam Tariq said the group would itself fund relief efforts. The Taliban have attacked Western aid groups in Pakistan and called for them to leave the country, saying they are trying to implement a Western agenda. “Pakistan should reject this aid to maintain sovereignty and independence,” Tariq said in a telephone call to an Associated Press reporter. The U.N., relying on Pakistani figures, says the number of people affected by flooding over the past two weeks is 13.8 million — more than the combined total of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2005 Kashmir earthquake and the 2010 Haiti earthquake, although the death toll in each of those disasters was much higher than the 1,500 people killed in the floods. The widespread crisis has overwhelmed the government and frustrated citizens who have complained about slow or non-existent aid efforts. A person is considered “affected” by the floods if he or she will need some form of assistance to recover, either short-term humanitarian aid or longer-term reconstruction help, the U.N. said. Amid the relentless rains, Zardari — an unpopular figure to begin with — took off for a visit to France and Britain. His aides said he had to undertake the trip for diplomatic reasons, especially in the U.K., whose Prime Minister David Cameron had recently accused Pakistan of exporting terror. But the timing of trip struck a raw nerve among many who said Zardari should have stayed with his suffering people — even though the president, fearful of assassination, rarely makes public appearances in Pakistan anyway. The criticism was particularly harsh after reports that he’d visited his family’s elegant chateau in France. Zardari returned first to the southern city of Karachi and was expected back in the capital, Islamabad, on Wednesday. He is set to meet with the chief ministers of the provinces to map out a rehabilitation program, said Fauzia Wahab, spokeswoman for the ruling Pakistan People’s Party. In Punjab province, the normally bustling city of Muzaffargarh looked largely deserted Tuesday after large numbers of people left following flood warnings the previous evening. Many men, however, stayed behind to guard homes and businesses.
KABUL, Afghanistan — The number of civilians killed in the Afghan war jumped 25 percent in the first half of 2010 compared with the same period last year, with insurgents responsible for the spike, the United Nations said in a report today. Shortly after the U.N. released its report in Kabul, two gunmen with explosives strapped to them tried to storm the office of an international security company in the capital. When guards fought back, the men detonated their explosives, killing two Afghan drivers. The U.N. report showed a reduction in civilian casualties from NATO action, but the overall rise in deaths indicated that the war is getting ever-more violent — undermining the coalition’s aim of improving security in the face of a virulent Taliban insurgency. “The human cost of this conflict is unfortunately rising,” said Staffan De Mistura, the top U.N. envoy in Afghanistan. “We are very concerned about the future because the human cost is being paid too heavily by civilians. This report is a wake-up call.” According to the U.N. report, 1,271 Afghans died and 1,997 were injured — mostly from bombings — in the first six months of the year. There were 1,013 civilian deaths in the first six months of 2009. The U.N. said insurgents were responsible for 72 percent of the deaths — up from 58 percent last year. In much of the south, people say they are too scared to work with NATO forces or the Afghan government because they will then be targeted by insurgents. And the risk of attack makes travel, running a business or any sort of community organizing or political campaigning dangerous. The attack on Hart Security in Kabul started with a gunbattle as the assailants tried to shoot their way in to the compound in the largely residential Taimani neighborhood about 3:30 p.m. (1100 GMT, 7 a.m. EDT), said Abdul Ghafar Sayedzada, chief of criminal investigations for the Kabul police. After the assault, a group of men could be seen carrying a body out of the building toward a waiting police truck. One of the men carrying the body was weeping, according to an Associated Press reporter at the scene. The attack appeared timed to coincide with the end of the company’s workday, Sayedzada said. Area residents said they heard shooting about the same time as the blast. “I was about to park my car when I heard gunfire. I turned and saw shooting between the security guards and two other people. They were trying to get in the building,” said Mohammad Sharif, who lives nearby. “In the middle of that fighting suddenly there was a big explosion.” One of the security guards was also wounded, Sayedzada said. The Kabul deaths were not the day’s only civilian casualties. Three civilians were killed when their car struck a roadside bomb just outside the eastern city of Ghazni, according to deputy provincial governor Kazim Allayar. And an insurgent-planted bomb killed an Afghan civilian near southern Kandahar city on Monday, according to NATO forces. De Mistura said militants were using larger and more sophisticated explosive devices throughout the nation. “If they want to be part of a future Afghanistan, they cannot do so over the bodies of so many civilians,” de Mistura said. De Mistura said that does not dissuade the U.N. from seeking a negotiated peace between the government and the Taliban, but he called on insurgent groups to consider whether they are not hurting their own long-term goals. “One day, when unavoidably there will be a discussion about the future of the country, will you want to come to that table with thousands of Afghans, civilians, killed along the road?” Deaths from U.S., NATO and other pro-government forces dropped in the first six months of 2010. The report said that 223, or 18 percent, of the Afghan deaths were due to U.S., NATO and other pro-government forces. That was down from 310 deaths, or 31 percent, during the first six months of last year, primarily because of a decrease in airstrikes, the report said.
CHICAGO (AP) — If your pants are feeling a bit tight around the waistline, take note: Belly bulge can be deadly for older adults, even those who aren’t overweight or obese by other measures. One of the largest studies to examine the dangers of abdominal fat suggests men and women with the biggest waistlines have twice the risk of dying over a decade compared to those with the smallest tummies. Surprisingly, bigger waists carry a greater risk of death even for people whose weight is “normal” by the body mass index, or BMI, a standard measure based on weight and height. “Even if you haven’t had a noticeable weight gain, if you notice your waist size increasing that’s an important sign,” said lead author Eric Jacobs of the American Cancer Society, which funded the study. “It’s time to eat better and start exercising more.” Other research has linked waist size to dementia, heart disease, asthma and breast cancer. Bulging bellies are a problem for most Americans older than 50. It’s estimated that more than half of older men and more than 70 percent of older women have bigger waistlines than recommended. And it’s a growing problem: Average waistlines have expanded by about an inch per decade since the 1960s. To check your girth, wrap a tape measure around your waist at the navel. No fair sucking in your bulge. Men should have a waist circumference no larger than 40 inches. For women, the limit is 35 inches. The new study, appearing in Monday’s Archives of Internal Medicine, is the first to analyze waist size and deaths for people in three BMI categories: normal, overweight and obese. In all three groups, waist size was linked to higher risk. About 2 percent of people in the study had normal BMI numbers but larger than recommended waists. Jacobs said the risk increased progressively with increasing waist size, even at waist sizes well below what might be considered too large. The study used data from more than 100,000 people who were followed from 1997 to 2006. Nearly 15,000 people died during that time. The researchers crunched numbers on waist circumference, height and weight to draw conclusions about who was more likely to die. Study participants measured their own waists, so some honest mistakes and wishful fudging could have been included, the authors acknowledged. Four extra inches around the waist increased the risk of dying from between 15 percent to 25 percent. Oddly, the strongest link — 25 percent — was in women with normal BMI. People with bigger waists had a higher risk of death from causes including respiratory illnesses, heart disease and cancer. The study was observational, a less rigorous approach that means the deaths could have been caused by factors other than waist size. But the researchers did take into account other risk factors for poor health, such as smoking and alcohol use. Some older adults gain belly fat while they lose muscle mass, Jacobs said, so while they may not be getting heavier, they’re changing shape — and that’s taking a toll.
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