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Supper’s On Us marks first year of meals

Friday, September 24, 2010

Telling The Tri-County’s Story Since 1869

Delphos, Ohio

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Eagles Auxiliary donates to local endeavors

Ag society sets new office hours
The Van Wert County Agricultural Society has new office hours for the next two weeks. Monday through Oct. 8, the fair board office will only be open from 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Premium checks can still be picked up during this time and camping fees for 2011 can be paid. Call the office at 419-238-9270.

Historical driving tour planned in Putnam County

Community Unity Supper’s on Us Committee members are, front from left, Jim Wilcox, The Putnam County Suzanne Taylor, Pat Poling and the Rev. David Howell. The workers for Thursday’s meal Historical Society will were from St. Peter Lutheran Church, in back from left: Shirley Delong, Sharon Reel and host its first Putnam Ryan Trentman. County Historic Tour BY STACY TAFF seem easy. from 1-5 p.m. on Oct. 3. “Jim Wilcox is our chef The driving tour includes “Spring was our and meal coordinator and he’s five historic sites in Putnam DELPHOS — Over the County and is offered free highest and then the Supper’s On Us co-chair last year, local families have with Suzanne Taylor, who of charge. Maps to all sites it went down in coordinates all of the dates will be available at all five felt the recession’s strain. locations and each site will From a mere pinch to devthe summer and and everything for the groups be marked. Area residents are astation, most residents have who host the meals. She keeps invited to visit their choice or felt the impact. Many have is now starting to track of everyone who comes all of the sites to learn about benefitted from the financial and how often,” Howell said. the history in Putnam County. and emotional support pro- go back up again. “Pat Poling is on the commitGuided or ongoing tours will vided by a common meal. In the last month tee, too, and she helps out a lot be available at all the sites. Supper’s On Us has been or so, we’ve added as well.” The sites include the going for one year. The “Chop Zirkle is really Putnam County Court about 22 more weekly community meal important as well,” added House, 245 E. Main Street, started on this date last year Wilcox. “He’s our designated Ottawa; Continental News households. ...” to help accommodate local truck driver and none of this Review, 201 N. Main families struggling to make would’ve happened without Street, Continental; Fort — Rev. David Howell Pastor Dave.” ends meet. Jennings Depot, 15153 The program is still going Thursday’s Supper’s On Us Twp. Road 22K, Fort strong, 54 weeks and 3,065 go back up again. In the last served a record 103 residents. Jennings; Bridenbaugh meals later. month or so, we’ve added In addition to Supper’s On One-Room School House, “Our average from the first about 22 more households. Us, Community Unity also Corner roads M6 and 6, Pandora; and Putnam County quarter was 39 clients, 61 for We serve a wide range of includes School Supplies the second, 70 for the third people, from children to the On Us to provide age-group Historical Museum, 201 E. Main Street, Kalida. and about 60 for the fourth,” elderly.” specific school supplies and Each site will offer the Rev. David Howell said. Feeding those in need Free Food On Us, which is either guided or ongoing “Spring was our highest and may sound like a serious and a mobile food pantry in contours of the building. then it went down in the sum- heavy undertaking but the junction with the West Ohio The museum will also mer and is now starting to committee members make it Food Bank. feature presentations on dolls through the ages, hats through the years and a demonstration of tools used by cow farmers. BY CAITLIN EYTH OTTOVILLE — When World War II finally ended, tired battle-weary soldiers Football (7:30 p.m.): were relieved to head home. St. John’s at St. Henry Though leaving the combat (MAC); Columbus Grove zone, 1,500 troops did not at Spencerville (NWC); know they weren’t out of Elida at Kenton (WBL). harm’s way when they boardBoys Soccer: Continental ed the ship Athos on Dec. at Kalida (PCL), 7 p.m. 15, 1945, to begin the long Girls Soccer: Fort Jennings journey stateside. at Ottoville (PCL), 7 p.m. Six days into the voyage, Boys Golf: NWC at the Athos encountered a hurHawthorne, 9 a.m. ricane in the middle of the Officiating class slated Atlantic Ocean. The storm The Mid-West Buckeye raged for over a day while Official Association is the passengers hunkered sponsoring a basketball offi- down in the violently rocking ciating class 6 p.m. Oct. 4 ship. One of those American at Parkway High School. soldiers was Adolph “Ottie” If interested, contact Beining of Ottoville. He still Ron Golemon (419-513remembers that day in vivid 0439) or Tim Buschur detail. (419-230-1936). “All we could do is lay in our bunks stacked four and Forecast five high. We sat there and Sunny held on for 24 hours during Saturday; the storm,” Beining said. much cooler A GI Newsletter wrote a with high in report of the storm on January upper 60s. 3, 1946. According to the See page 2. report, no one aboard the ship sensed danger in the beginning, so the ship continue Index straight ahead. That abruptly Obituaries 2 changed. State/Local 3 “The barometer now regPolitics 4 istered a phenomenon called Community 5 ‘pumping’ — a very rapid Sports 6-7 needle vibration — which is Classifieds 8 a cyclone characteristic,” the TV 9 report said. “The vessel slid World News 10 to starboard, off its course, and was unable to recover.” With the ship unable to move in any direction, there was no choice but to sit and TODAY

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The Delphos Eagles 471 Auxiliary recently made donations to local charities and to the Ohio Auxiliary. Funds were raised through its bingo games held at the lodge. Local donations included $500 to the Delphos Public Library. Library Director Nancy Mericle, above left, accepts the check from Auxiliary Secretary Kathy Siefker. Below: Delphos Stadium Club Trustee John Nomina accepts a $500 donation from Siefker. Delphos Senior Citizens Center also received $500. A donation of $100 was also given to the Delphos Kiwanis Fireworks Fund and $50 was given to Vancrest Health Care Center and Sarah Jane Living Center activity funds. Donations totaling $1,800 were given to other groups and state auxiliary-sponsored charities. See more photos on page 9.

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Beining finds self in the eye of a hurricane
“It didn’t seem like it bothered us. We never gave a thought to how serious it was. Nobody talked about that stuff; there was no fear. You were in a different part of life then and you didn’t think about that stuff — danger or getting killed.”

— Adolph “Ottie” Beining, World War II veteran wait out the storm. The situation soon turned dire as the storm tossed and damaged the ship. “The rolls became extreme 40 to 45 degrees and damage increased. Fire broke out in the PX and was finally put out despite the great danger from sliding crates. The steering device was impaired; the vessel was forced directly abeam of the wind into acute danger.” Despite the frightening scenario, Beining recalls that everyone aboard remained calm. “It didn’t seem like it bothered us. We never gave a thought to how serious it was,” he said. “Nobody talk-

Adolph “Ottie” Beining looks over news clippings and photos from the hurricane he endured as a World War II soldier on the ship Athos on Dec. 21, 1945. ed about that stuff; there was for seven hours in the bottom aged by the hurricane and no fear. You were in a differ- of the ship. Their weight was would not be able to finish ent part of life then and you necessary to act as a ballast to the journey to America. “Two-thirds of our lifedidn’t think about that stuff keep the ship stable and prevent tipping. After the storm, saving equipment was — danger or getting killed.” There were several exam- many people waited days to destroyed. One engine was ples of people acting bravely report injuries so they would almost shaken from its mountin the face of the difficult not crowd the ship’s medical ings. The tunnels of the procircumstance. According to quarters for those more seri- peller shaft were flooded by the report, members of the ously injured. See BEINING, page 2 Women’s Army Corps stood The Athos was badly dam-

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2 – The Herald

Friday, September 24, 2010

‘50s pop singer Eddie Fisher dies at age 82
By RAQUEL MARIA DILLON The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Pop singer Eddie Fisher, whose clear voice brought him a devoted following of teenage girls in the early 1950s before marriage scandals overshadowed his fame, has died at age 82. He passed away Wednesday night at his home in Berkeley of complications from hip surgery, his daughter, Tricia Leigh Fisher of Los Angeles, told The Associated Press. In the early 50s, Fisher sold millions of records with 32 hit songs including “Thinking of You,” “Any Time,” “Oh, My Pa-pa,” “I’m Yours,” “Wish You Were Here,” “Lady of Spain” and “Count Your Blessings.” His fame was enhanced by his 1955 marriage to movie darling Debbie Reynolds — they were touted as “America’s favorite couple” — and the birth of two children. Their daughter Carrie Fisher became a film star herself in the first three “Star Wars” films as Princess Leia, and later as a best-selling author of “Postcards From the Edge” and other books. Carrie Fisher spent most of 2008 on the road with her autobiographical show “Wishful Drinking.” In an interview with The Associated Press, she told of singing with her father on stage in San Jose. Eddie Fisher was by then in a wheelchair and living in San Francisco. When Eddie Fisher’s best friend, producer Mike Todd, was killed in a 1958 plane crash, Fisher comforted the widow, Elizabeth Taylor. Amid sensationalist headlines, Fisher divorced Reynolds and married Taylor in 1959. The Fisher-Taylor marriage lasted only five years. She fell in love with co-star Richard Burton during the Rome filming of “Cleopatra,” divorced Fisher and married Burton in one of the great entertainment world scandals of the 20th century. Fisher’s career never recovered from the notoriety. He married actress Connie Stevens, and they had two daughters. Another divorce Fisher followed. He married twice more. Edwin Jack Fisher was born Aug. 10, 1928, in Philadelphia, one of seven children of a Jewish grocer. At 15 he was singing on Philadelphia radio. After moving to New York, Fisher was adopted as a protege by comedian Eddie Cantor, who helped the young singer become a star in radio, television and records. Fisher’s romantic messages resonated with young girls in the pre-Elvis period. Publicistmanager Milton Blackstone helped the publicity by hiring girls to scream and swoon at Fisher’s appearances. After getting out of the Army in 1953 following a two-year hitch, hit records, his own TV show and the headlined marriage to Reynolds made Fisher a top star. The couple costarred in a 1956 romantic comedy, “Bundle of Joy,” that capitalized on their own parenthood. In 1960 he played a role in “Butterfield 8,” for which Taylor won an Academy Award. But that film marked the end of his movie career.

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Delphos man gets 90 days for The Delphos thefts, receiving stolen property Herald A Delphos man will his 90 days.
spend 90 days behind bars for two counts of theft and one count of receiving stolen property after he pleaded guilty Wednesday in Lima Municipal Court. Devon Schoffner, 18, was arrested early Monday morning by Delphos Police in connection with theft of property from several parked vehicles in the overnight hours. Judge Richard Workman also ordered Schoffner to pay $150 in court costs on each charge. Schoffner was transported to Allen County Jail to serve Brent Binkley, 14, of Delphos was also taken into custody Monday morning with Schoffner and is still being held in the Allen County Juvenile Detention Center after a hearing was held Tuesday afternoon. Prosecutors are reviewing additional charges of felony theft against both defendants. An additional charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor is also under review by prosecutors against Schoffner. No formal charges have been authorized.
Nancy Spencer, editor Ray Geary, general manager Delphos Herald, Inc. Don Hemple, advertising manager Tiffany Brantley, circulation manager William Kohl, general manager/Eagle Print
Vol. 141 No. 87


After being discarded by Taylor, Fisher became the butt of comedians’ jokes. He began relying on drugs to get through performances, and his bookings dwindled. He later said he had made and spent $20 million during his heyday, and much of it went to gambling and drugs. In 1983, Fisher attempted a full-scale comeback. But his old fans had been turned off by the scandals, and the younger generation had been turned on by rock. The tour was unsuccessful. He had added to his notoriety that year with an autobiography, “Eddie: My Life, My Loves.” Of his first three marriages, he wrote he had been bullied into marriage with Reynolds, whom he didn’t know well; became nursemaid as well as husband to Taylor, and was reluctant to marry Connie Stevens but she was pregnant and he “did the proper thing.” Another autobiography, “Been There, Done That,” published in 1999, was even more searing. He called Reynolds “self-centered, totally driven, insecure, untruthful, phony.” He claimed he abandoned his career during the Taylor marriage because he was too busy taking her to emergency rooms and cleaning up after her pets, children and servants. Both ex-wives were furious, and Carrie Fisher threatened to change her name to Reynolds. At 47, Fisher married a 21-year-old beauty queen, Terry Richard. The marriage ended after 10 months. His fifth marriage, to Betty Lin, a Chineseborn businesswoman, lasted longer than any of the others. Fisher had two children with Reynolds: Carrie and Todd; and two girls with Stevens: Joely and Tricia.

Bingo robber gets $2,000


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Friday, September 24, 2010

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Lohan due back in court after failed drug test
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Lindsay Lohan is due back in court today to face a new judge but a likely familiar result — jail, rehab or judgment postponed. The troubled starlet has publicly acknowledged failing a court-mandated drug test, which could trigger a 30-day jail sentence. But as with most things involving Lohan’s three-year-old court case, the script isn’t set. It will be the “Mean Girls” star’s first appearance before Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elden S. Fox, who is holding an arrest warrant to compel her appearance. The judge had said he would sentence her to a month in jail for each drug test she skipped or failed, but he still has discretion on her punishment. The actress wasn’t present for that hearing, which was held hours after her release from rehab. Unless Lohan, 24, requests immediate sentencing, the judge will have to set bail and release her until a formal probation revocation hearing

zon for their ride home — the USS Enterprise. oil and water. The interior “We knew that if we saw damage was enormous — all the mast that it was 180 of which forced us to put miles away. That mast was a into the Azores (islands) for happy thing to see. It was the repairs, supplies and fuel,” Enterprise coming to pick us the report said. up,” Beining said. The ship could not dock There were two ships at the islands and the troops waiting for the aircraft carhad to wait aboard the ship rier’s arrival — the Athos with limited supplies until and the J.B. Hood which alternate transportation was also damaged by the arrived. hurricane. Each vessel held “The ship was too big to 1,500 passengers that needget into port,” Beining said. ed to be transferred to the “The ovens, stoves, every- Enterprise. thing in the kitchen broke off “They brought boats so there were no hot meals from the Enterprise to take after the storm. All we had us over. There were five or to eat for 24 hours during the six of them and they could storm was candy bars.” hold about 75 men at a time. While they waited just off The water still wasn’t calm Ottie Beining and other soldiers board lifeboats to take the coast of the Azores, pas- and when we got to the sengers looked to the hori- Enterprise it was about 20 to another ship after the hurricane. there,” Beining said. “Some had broken limbs and had to be hoisted up but the rest of us climbed that ladder.” Once all 3,000 men and women were safely aboard the Enterprise, they continued the journey home. The normal length of a voyage across the Atlantic was two weeks but with the storm and waiting on the damaged Athos, Beining’s journey lasted a month — Dec. 15 to Jan. 14. There are many memories and stories that Beining has from the war but this one stands out as unique. “This really was its own Ottie Beining rode the U.S.S. Enterprise the rest of the way home. story, a unique experience. was feet out water. Van Wert Cinemas or 30 put downof theladders Theretherethe war and everything but this was a difThey rope Sept. 24 thru Sept. 30 and all 3,000 men had to ferent experience entirely,” Beining said. climb up,” Beining said. Looking For Great Buys The GI Newsletter report This was a difficult S maneuver and could be a agreed with Beining’s sention Used TV’s? P L I dangerous situation with ment. T Come See Us!! “So fierce was the storm the rocking waters and HOHENBRINK TV long climb. Yet, the men that we rode out on the and women still showed no Athos that, whatever else All shows before 6 pm $4.50 50 YEARS OF SERVICE your personal war odyssey fear. Adults $7.00 Kids & Seniors $4.50 “If you were scared, you may include, this seafaring 419-695-1229 COMING SOON: Red, Paranormal Activity 2, Megamind 11230 Elida Rd., Delphos were scared but that was saga should be a memorable 419-238-2100 your life. You had to go up part of it.”

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BATAVIA (AP) — Police say a man blasted pepper spray into the face of a 66-year-old church volunteer in southwest Ohio, then stole $2,000 in bingo proceeds. Police say the man was leaving St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church with funds raised through bingo games when he was accosted by a young man who demanded the money and then sprayed him. Police in Miami Township just east of Cincinnati think the robber knew bingo money would be taken out of the church after the night’s games. It was meant to be deposited in a bank account. Police told The Cincinnati Enquirer that the older man struggled and suffered minor injuries besides a burning sensation on his face Dirk Ducheney, a senior in ag mechanics from Lincolnview, is pictured showing his hog in the Sunday night robbery. at the Van Wert County Fair. Police asked Friday for the BY BETH EVANS ing county fairs; the Paulding at the fair was operating the public’s help in solving the Sr. English teacher and Putnam County fairs held rides for Durant Amusements, crime. in June; the Mercer County a company based in Putnam The school year is in full fair held in August; and the County that travels through swing, and it’s hard to believe Van Wert County fair held in Ohio and Michigan providing that Vantage has been in ses- September. Vantage students midway rides. sion for over five weeks. As have participated in all four Rounding out the local CINCINNATI (AP) — always, the academic class- county fairs in a variety of dif- county fairs was the 154th Police officers feared a show- rooms and labs are abuzz ferent ways including Junior edition of the Van Wert down between rival motor- with activity and discussion, Fair Board, 4-H, FFA, Open County Fair. Once again, cycle gangs before a shooting and it’s not unusual to hear Shows and Band Showcases, several Vantage students not in which the officers killed students chatting away about to name just a few. only participated in junior/ a Maine man they say was a the events and organizations In June, the Putnam County open fair shows but also gang member, the city’s police they have been enthusiasti- Fair took place in Ottawa. For played an integral part in the chief said Thursday. cally engaged in within their the past seven years, Jared day-to-day operation of variPolice on Saturday noticed home schools and local com- Ricker (Ottoville), has been ous junior fair events. Three members of the Iron Horsemen munities. proudly showing dairy beef Vantage students were memmotorcycle gang sitting outRecently, one of the most feeder calves. This year was bers of the 2010 Van Wert side a bar on the city’s west talked about activities was particularly special for him as County Fair Junior Fair Board side and saw many motor- the 154th Van Wert County he made it to the final round of and were instrumental in the cycles across the street, Chief Fair. In the state of Ohio, judging for the reserve cham- planning and organization Tom Streicher said. approximately 91 county and pion dairy beef feeder calf. of many junior fair events. Officers feared citizens independent fairs take place Austin Eickholt (Ottoville) Acting as treasurer for the would be hurt in a showdown in various counties beginning had a rather unique experience Junior Fair Board, Van Wert between Iron Horsemen mem- in June and running through at the 2010 Putnam County senior Harrison Oechsle has bers and a rival biker gang, October. Here in our neck of Fair. He didn’t participate in been active in 4-H and FFA Streicher said. the woods, we have the oppor- 4-H or FFA but he was busy for many years through his The Cincinnati Enquirer tunity to visit four outstand- nonetheless. His participation participation in dairy cattle reported that the chief said a six-vehicle caravan of police MON.-WED.-FRI. officers, many in plain clothes, 9:00-8:00 arrived at the bar Saturday night and the officers were TUE.-THUR.-SAT. fired upon by Iron Horsemen 9:00-5:00 member Harry Seavey. Police fatally shot Seavey after a gun battle that left two COLUMBUS (AP) — Charlotte. undercover officers wounded, Virginia Gov. Bob Streicher said. The officers President Barack Obama’s — one shot in the leg and one plan for high-speed passenger McDonnell, a Republican in the hip — are expected to rail has a lot riding on the out- who took office in January, come of some key gubernato- supports a $75 million stimrecover. ulus-funded track improverial races in November. Republican candidates in ment project in the northern Ohio and Wisconsin have part of his state, calling paspromised to cancel rail proj- senger rail important to future XENIA (AP) — Following ects that are getting millions development efforts. But in Ohio, Republican complaints, an Ohio county from the federal stimulus package, mocking the plans candidate John Kasich has will remove welcome signs that credit the local Republican as boondoggles or complain- declared that state’s rail projparty and look like the state’s ing the trains would leave ect dead if he’s elected govthe states with too much of ernor. road signs. Ohio is scheduled to get Greene County Engineer a financial burden for future $400 million for a startup seroperations. Robert Geyer says he realized Florida Republican nomi- vice connecting Cleveland, from comments he got that the signs were a bad idea, so nee Rick Scott is also making Columbus, Dayton and threats. Scott is opposed to Cincinnati with trains reachthey’re coming down. We Offer the Entire Ashley Line of Sofas, Recliners, Dinettes, Bedrooms, The 10 signs say “Welcome any rail plan that would have ing 79 mph by late 2012 to be subsidized indefinitely, or 2013. Final engineering to Greene County” and, in Occasional Tables, Lamps & Accents at LOW Factory Direct Prices. smaller print, “Courtesy of The spokeswoman Bettina Inclan would begin this fall. Kasich, a former congressGreene County Republican said. She didn’t comment on whether Scott would return man and Fox News commenParty.” The signs that are green with white lettering are $1.3 billion in stimulus money tator who is ahead in the polls similar in style to those used for high-speed trains connect- against Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland, said the speed by the Ohio Department of ing Tampa and Orlando. Rail advocates who say is too slow and questions Transportation. The Dayton Daily News the U.S. needs greater trans- whether enough people will reports both Democrats and portation options for the 21st ride it. About 6 million peoRepublicans were annoyed century see GOP opposition ple live along the Cleveland Discontinued Suites and complained to the news- as nothing but raw partisan to Cincinnati corridor, makpolitics, a way to destroy ing it one of the most heavily paper and to Geyer. and Odd Pieces projects that, if successful, populated corridors without would stand as legacies to rail service in the Midwest. Kasich would rather use the Obama’s stimulus plan. “I guess it makes sense for stimulus money to fix roads them politically, and it plays and bridges, but that doesn’t into the fantasy that high- appear to be an option. By law, the money must be WOOSTER (AP) — The ways pay for themselves,” head of Ohio State University’s said Richard Harnish, execu- used on passenger rail, said agricultural research center tive director of the Midwest Rob Kulat, spokesman for the says a tornado has set back its High Speed Rail Association, Federal Rail Administration. a Chicago-based nonprofit If a governor rejects the work by months or years. money, the funds will be The Ohio Agricultural that promotes passenger rail. Obama in January awarded reallocated to rail projects in Research and Development Discontinued Sets Center was blasted by winds $8 billion in stimulus money other states, he said. and Odd Pieces The Obama administration of up to 130 mph from one for 13 passenger rail projof the many tornadoes that ects. The largest would con- is trying to avoid making the hit the state more than a week nect San Francisco with Los rail projects more of a politiago. Greenhouses and other Angeles, using trains travel- cal issue than they already are in states where Republican buildings were destroyed at ing up to 220 mph. Some of the projects are gubernatorial are pushing the facility in Wooster in years from completion and hard. northeast Ohio. Center director Steven will require more funding, Slack tells The Columbus while others are getting startDispatch researchers might ed. Construction began today have to start some of their on track improvements that projects over. But he says the most critical work appears sal- will allow passenger trains to run up to 110 mph between vageable. The Daily Record of Chicago and St. Louis, up Wooster reports officials from 79 mph; and North believe damage from the tor- Carolina is refurbishing pasnado could total $100 million senger coaches and locomoor more. Wayne County emer- tives, the first phase of a plan gency management chief John to help that state increase Wise says nearly 100 homes top speeds to 90 mph on trains between Raleigh and were damaged.

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and other projects. Seth Bolenbaugh, also a Van Wert senior, has been a member of the Junior Fair Board for the past two years, and his responsibilities this year included acting as superintendent over the dairy and poultry barns. He has been involved in 4-H for as long as he can remember showing dairy steers and taking other projects, as well. He has also acted as a counselor at 4-H camp for the past two years. Lincolnview junior Brittany Poling represented the Lincolnview FFA on the Junior Fair Board. She also was a candidate for the 2010 Van Wert County Fair Queen competition. Josh Grubaugh (Crestview), won first place at the Van Wert County fair with his weld board. He has been a member of FFA for four years, as well as 4-H, and has been showing hogs for the past six years. Senior Payton Curran (St. John’s) walked away from the Van Wert County fair with several distinguished awards. Curran’s accomplishments included junior fair Champion Dairy Female, Reserve Champion Dairy Female, as well as senior fair Champion Dairy Female. He also showed pigs, and one of his pigs was penned 5th in its drive. Dirk Ducheney (Lincolnview), has also actively been showing hogs in the junior fair for many years. Becca Baker (Parkway) has been very involved in FFA and 4-H. She has been a 4-H ambassador and a member of the Van Wert County Endowment club. She has received many awards, worked the shaved ice stand, and helped decorate her 4-H club’s booth. Levi Brincefield (Lincolnview) and Jesstin

Foust (Jefferson) both displayed their FFA weld panels at the fair this year. Although not active in 4-H or FFA, seniors John Whitten (Parkway) and Amelia Wiseman (Van Wert) have been active participants in open shows at the Van Wert County fair. Whitten has shown horses in several classes and has been doing so since he was eight-yearsold. His favorite thing to do when showing horses is getting them prepped and pretty for the show. Wiseman has been showing horses for eight years now, and this year she walked away with 1st place in the Women’s Easy Gaited (16 and up) horse show. Dylan Long (Parkway) and Bryce Perry (Crestview) weren’t involved in 4-H or FFA but both were very busy at the fair. Long spent the week running the “Pigalicious and More” food stand with his mother, father, aunt and uncle. Perry was afforded a very unusual opportunity as he was a flag man for the starting gates during the running races held on Labor Day. The Van Wert County Fair Band Show is always a crowd-pleasing event and Miranda Temple (Parkway) and Starla Silvestri (Wayne Trace) both strutted their stuff with their home school marching band. Vantage students have been very busy and actively involved in a variety of county fair activities. Many of the activities and organizations these students are involved in are teaching them leadership, dependability, and responsibility that will allow them to demonstrate and refine their own personal skills that will benefit their communities.

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Stark differences: How GOP, Dems would rule
By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS The Associated Press WASHINGTON — These are two remarkably different visions for governing America. Republicans are pledging to shrink the government, cut taxes and undo health care and stimulus laws. President Barack Obama and Democrats want tax cuts for the middle class, more stimulus spending and an end to the outsourcing of U.S. jobs. With Thursday’s release of the GOP’s “Pledge to America” — a strongly worded manifesto promising to return government to the people, trim it through deep spending cuts, and refocus it on defense and tax cuts — the two parties have laid out deeply contrasting agendas for the next two years. Less than six weeks before midterm congressional elections, it’s promise-making time for both parties, and voters are getting some insight into how the two parties want to change the country. Still, many of the vows on both sides are deliberately vague. The reality behind each party’s stirring rhetoric is that little may change after Election Day. Republicans are poised to add substantially to their ranks in the contests, perhaps enough to give them control of the House and to whittle Democrats’ margin of control to almost nothing in the Senate. If Democrats hang onto power, their majority is virtually certain to be weakened considerably, leaving them little room to maneuver on unfinished items on their agenda, including energy legislation to curb carbon emissions and creation of a path to legal status for millions of illegal immigrants. Either way, it’s a recipe for likely gridlock, with the GOP positioned to stymie Obama on everything from the budget to immigration policy. Veto showdowns could become common, and neither party would command enough votes to force through major initiatives. The starkest differences are on spending and taxes. Republicans want to extend all of George W. Bush’s income tax cuts permanently — at a cost of some $4 trillion over 10 years — and add new ones including a 20 percent deduction for small businesses. Democrats are proposing to keep the rates where they are for individuals making up to $200,000 and for families earning up to $250,000 — but to hit wealthier individuals and some small businesses with tax hikes in January. Their plan would cost $3 trillion. They’re also proposing to give investment tax breaks to small businesses.


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One Year Ago • St. John’s will celebrate Homecoming 2009 at their football game Friday night vs Versailles. Prior to the game, senior Lindsy Reindel will be crowned queen. Members of the court include, freshman, Katrina Etzkorn, sophomore Kaitlin Wrasman, junior Bailey Calvelage, junior Alicia Ankerman, sophomore Courtney Grothouse, freshman Madison Zuber, freshman Curtis Geise, sophomore Tanner Calvelage, junior Chris Pohlman, senior T. J. Cross, senior Kristina Franks, senior Mitchell MacLennan, senior Chris Ulm, senior Jenna Wurst, senior Scott Recker, junior Evan Burgei, sophomore Jordan Bergfeld and freshman Brett Schwinnen. 25 Years Ago — 1985 • Several area law enforcement agencies are looking for a large African eland antelope which escaped Monday from a moving vehicle near Woods and Waters Campgrounds and Nature Park. Dick Osting, co-owner of Woods and Waters, said the antelope is the property of a Missouri man, and had been transported to Woods and Waters for an exotic animal auction. • A Delphos banker was among more than 1,100 bankers who attended this summer’s two-week session of the Graduate School of Banking at University of WisconsinMadison. Attending was Paul G. Wreede of The Commercial Bank, Delphos. • Archbold, the No. 1 ranked Class A girls volleyball team in the state, downed St. John’s 15-5 and 15-7. Wendy Weber, Traci Gorman, Cindy Kortokrax, Jill Reindel and Beth Gengler each had two service points. In setting Gengler was 11 of 13 and Weber 8 of 9. 50 Years Ago — 1960 • “The Merchant of Venice” by William Shakespeare will be presented in St. John’s auditorium-gym on Nov. 8 at 8:15 p.m. by Players Incorporated, and by special arrangement there will be a matinee performance for high school students from this area at 12:45. Currently touring for its 12th consecutive year, the company of Players Incorporated has become the longest-running national classic repertory theatre in the United States in the 20th century. They have recently completed an off-Broadway engagement at Carnegie Hall Playhouse in New York City. In their first 11 years of touring in this country they also made seven trips abroad under the auspices of the Department of Defense to entertain troops, to Korea, Japan, the European Command and the Arctic Circle. 75 Years Ago — 1935 • A large gathering of sportsmen and farmers from this vicinity is expected to be in attendance at a supper which is to be served by the Tri-county Sportsmen and Farmers Protection at R-Own Club House on the banks of the Auglaize River. The association also announced the appointment of places for sale of hunting licenses. These are Delphos Hardware Company, Ray Redd, James Councelor, E. T. McCabe, all of Delphos, Price Morris of Elida and W. Z. Fox of Middle Point. • Delphos aviation enthusiasts will have a chance to fly over Delphos and vicinity all this week. Keith Cantine of Detroit, U. S. government licensed aviator, has a plane here and will take up passengers. The landing field is located onehalf mile east of Delphos on 30N. • The annual homecoming for St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church at Fort Jennings will be observed Oct. 6. The 95th anniversary service will be held at 10 a.m. that day. The Junior Choir from St. Peter’s Luther’s Lutheran Church of Delphos, will give a recital in conjunction with this service.


Independents not happy either

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WASHINGTON (AP) — More bad news for Democrats clinging to control of Congress: Independent voters are nearly as grumpy as Republicans about politics this year. In an Associated Press-GfK Poll this month, 58 percent of independents and 60 percent of Republicans said politics is making them angry, compared with 31 percent of Democrats who said so. About 7 in 10 independents and Republicans were disgusted, compared with 4 in 10 Democrats, and independents and Republicans were likelier than Democrats to be disappointed, depressed and frustrated. As for positive emotions, independents and Republicans were half as likely as Democrats to be inspired and less prone to be hopeful, excited and proud. The figures are the latest cautionary note for Democrats, who face a Nov. 2 Election Day in which the sluggish economy and President Barack Obama’s tepid popularity give Republicans a strong chance to capture control of the House and perhaps the Senate. They also help explain why independents, who can be pivotal in many congressional races, prefer their GOP candidate over the Democrat by 52 percent to 36 percent — which grows to 62 percent to 29 percent among independents considered likeliest to vote. “There’s a yellow light flashing” for Democrats in the numbers, said Ann Crigler, a political science professor at the University of Southern California who has studied the relationship between voter behavior and emotions. Combined with other findings, independents’ sullenness underscores how difficult it will be for Democratic candidates to win them over this election. Only about a third of independents say the country is moving in the right direction and more than half say Obama is doing a poor job as president. Three-quarters disapprove of Congress, only about a third want Democrats to control Capitol Hill next year and more than 8 in 10 call the economy poor — similar to Republicans and exceeding the two-thirds of Democrats who say so. “I’m not happy with Republicans,” said Ed Perry, 66, an independent from Lowell, Ohio, who thinks government is too large and expressed anger in the poll. “But I’m really unhappy with Democrats.” Independents’ feelings about politics have sunk along with everyone else’s since Obama’s November 2008 election. They’re more than twice as likely to be disappointed and five times likelier to be angry than they were in an AP-GfK Poll taken days after Obama’s victory. They’re also half as likely to say they are proud and excited. Among independents who said in this month’s poll that they supported Obama in 2008, only a quarter say their vote this fall will be a show of support for him. More than 8 in 10 express frustration and disappointment, and just under half trust Democrats most to handle the economy. “All these people we elected are supposed to be looking out for the little guy. And it’s not that way anymore,” said independent Joan Manfre, 48, of South Plainfield, N.J., an unemployed office worker who voted for Obama but said in the poll she is disappointed.

Senate Republicans block campaign finance bill again
By JIM ABRAMS The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans on Thursday stood fast in blocking legislation requiring special interest groups running campaign ads to identify their donors. Mirroring a Senate vote on the bill last July, all 39 Republicans who voted stopped Democrats from bringing the campaign disclosure bill to the Senate floor. The 59-39 vote fell one short of the 60 needed to advance the legislation. Two Republicans didn’t vote. Republicans dismissed Democratic efforts to revive the bill as an attempt to win political points before the midterm elections. The White House-backed measure is a response to a 5-4 Supreme Court decision last January overturning a decades-old law that barred corporations, unions and other organizations from spending on advertising, mass mailings and other forms of political activity. Democrats warned that the ruling would lead to a deluge of ads from shadowy special interest groups financed by corporate millions. “It’s no longer a premonition, it’s a reality,” said Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., a main sponsor of the legislation, pointing to special interest ads already running in states such as Ohio and California with hotly contested political races. “We have these nameless, faceless individuals spending huge amounts of money, corporate money and other money. There is certainly no transparency whatsoever,” Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said. President Barack Obama said in a statement that he was “deeply disappointed by the unanimous Republican blockade.” He said the vote was a “victory for special interests and U.S. corporations including foreign-controlled ones who are now allowed to spend unlimited money to fill our airwaves, mailboxes and phone lines right up until Election Day.” But Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Democrats were playing “pure politics” in trying to stop opponents from criticizing Democratic policies. “They’re trying to rig

In addition, Democrats want to impose tax penalties on companies that move jobs and factories overseas and to offer tax breaks for firms that bring jobs back to the United States. On spending, Republicans say they want to roll the government back to 2008 levels, although they would leave intact three politically untouchable constituencies: veterans, seniors and the military. They say they’d freeze stimulus projects and impose hard limits on future spending, although they did not propose a ban on earmarks — the now-infamous practice of individual lawmakers steering projects to their districts. It’s unclear how much could be saved through these measures. Most of the $814 billion in stimulus money has already been spent. The GOP estimates its cuts would amount to $100 billion in savings a year, but budget experts say the figure could be far less. Exempting veterans, seniors and defense spending “leaves a pretty small slice of pie to be whittling away at, and hard to believe there is $100 billion in savings available as promised,” Steve Ellis of the watchdog group Taxpayers for Common Sense wrote in an e-mail. “Political promises come and go, we will have to see if this product has any traction or is even remotely implementable.”

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BY SCOTT CLARKSON Here are some interesting — and often amazing — facts about our First Families:

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Dems close to delaying vote on Bush tax cuts
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A growing number of Senate Democrats say they probably won’t consider President Barack Obama’s call to preserve middle class tax cuts until after voters choose their congressmen and senators on Nov. 2. “The reality is we are not going to pass what needs to be passed to change this either in the Senate or in the House before the election,” said the Senate’s No. 2 Democrat, Dick Durbin of Illinois on Thursday. Even debating the issue in such a politically charged atmosphere is in question, said a second Democrat. “The climate is not conducive to getting much done before the election,” said Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware. “If I were a betting man, I would say we deal with them” later in the fall. A last-minute, or lame duck, session of the House and Senate is set to begin Nov. 15 with a few new faces and far different political outlook. Democrats still will hold the majority through the end of the year, however. House and Senate Democratic officials believe the timing would make it easier to extend the Bush-era tax cuts set to expire in January. But who gets a break on their tax bill - everyone, or just what Obama calls the middle class - would still likely be the subject of heated debate. Enacted in 2001 and 2003 under President George W. Bush, they were the most sweeping tax cuts in a generation. If Congress takes no action taxpayers at every income level face significant tax increases next year. Few in Congress support that option, but any plan to avoid widespread tax increases next year would need bipartisan support in the Senate, and that has been hard to come by this year. Republicans want to extend all the tax cuts, while

the system to their advantage. That’s it. It’s quite simple.” Schumer said Democrats were prepared to move the effective date of the bill to next January so it would not influence the November elections, but that offer failed to win any Republican support. Republicans also accused Democrats of playing pre-election politics earlier this week when they united to block action on a defense policy bill that would have allowed votes on opening a path to legal status for the children of illegal immigrants and on ending the military’s don’t ask-don’t tell policy for gays. The campaign finance bill, which narrowly passed the House on a largely partisan vote, would have required nearly all organizations airing political ads independently of candidates or the political parties to disclose their top donors and the amounts they paid. It would have banned a variety of political activity by entities holding a government contract worth more than $10 million and corporations where foreigners own more than a majority of voting shares.

• First Lady Pat Nixon liked seeing • Lyndon Johnson the South Fountain made a trip to San from inside the White Francisco in 1965. House. She ordered it The wind from his turned on one freezhelicopter flung a ing winter night. The TODAY chair against a womWhite House engi1-4 p.m. — Interfaith Thrift an’s leg. She sued The Van Del Drive-In is neer and plumber had Store is open for shopping. and won a $6,240 closed for the season. to ride around in the settlement. Clarkson fountain all night in SATURDAY American Mall Stadium 12 a rowboat to break up 9 a.m.-noon — Interfaith • When Harry Truman took 2830 W. Elm St., Lima Thrift Store, North Main office, it took him awhile to the ice. Soon after, an electric Saturday-Thursday Street. realize he was the president. cable was installed to heat the Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of St. Vincent DePaul Society, On the due date of a loan, he water in winter. Ga’Hoole (PG) 2:25/4:50/7:40/10:05 located at the east edge of the drove himself downtown to Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Contact syndicated colum- Ga’Hoole (PG) 3D 1:35/4:10/7:10/9:30 St. John’s High School park- Hamilton National Bank so ing lot, is open. The facil- he could make a payment. It nist Scott Clarkson at: clarkThe Virginity Hit (R) 2:15/4:25/7:25/ ity can also be opened by was the noon hour and those appointment by calling John wanting to see him backed up Trentman at 419-692-7185. traffic for miles. 12:15 p.m. — Testing of warning sirens by Delphos • Jackie Kennedy’s father Fire and Rescue was very wealthy. He often 5 p.m. — Delphos Coon spoiled his little girl. He and Sportsman’s Club hosts a would take her to fancy reschicken fry. taurants, buy her expensive 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. clothes and travel on luxuriJohn’s Little Theatre. ous vacations. Once, he even rented a puppy for her to take SUNDAY on a walk through Central 1-4 p.m. — Putnam County Park. Museum is open, 202 E. Main • When Eleanor Roosevelt St. Kalida. lived in New York, she would 1:30 p.m. — Amvets Post hang her children in a cage698 Auxiliary meets at the like contraption outside the Amvets post in Middle Point. apartment window for naps. The Delphos Canal She said the fresh air was Commission Annex Museum, good for their health. She 241 N. Main St., will be stopped the practice when open. neighbors threatened to report Whole, 2%, 1%, Skim 4 p.m. — Amvets Post 698 her to children services. regular meeting at the Amvets post in Middle Point. • While sleeping in the 7:30 p.m. — Sons of White House, First Lady Amvets Post 698 meet at Mamie Eisenhower woke Amvets Post in Middle Point. up with a stuffy nose. She reached in the dark for the MONDAY Vicks and placed several dabs 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Ottoville in each nostril. Awaking in gal. Branch Library is open. the morning, there were black 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite spots on her hands, the sheets at Delphos Senior Citizen Save $9.90 on 10 Center, 301 Suthoff Street. All Varieties 7 p.m. — Ottoville village council meets at the municipal building. 7:30 p.m. — Delphos Eagles Aerie 471 meets at the Eagles Lodge.

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Fullenkamp leads Minster sweep of St. John’s Bulldogs score early,


Friday, September 24, 2010

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Panthers storm by Jefferson volleyballers
By JEFF WITTLER The Delphos Herald

By JIM METCALFE The Delphos Herald

DELPHOS — With Bowling Green State University-bound senior Erica Fullenkamp leading the way, Minster’s volleyball team took down host St. John’s 25-15, 25-14, 25-18 Thursday in Midwest Athletic Conference action at Robert A. Arnzen Gymnasium. “We focused a lot of our attention in practice on knowing where she was all the time. She is their No. 1 player,” Jays coach Kellie Sterling observed. “What hurt us is their other girls realized that and stepped up. I am sure they are getting used to that with almost everyone focused on her. They played so well off of her; they are getting opportunities to get good hitting tries and they came through.” Minster head coach Ashley Rohrer concurred. “It’s so nice to know you have someone who will come through for you no matter the situation or the opponent. She is as dedicated as anyone to the game of volleyball; it’s her life,” she explained. “Where she excels is that she is so team-oriented, she enjoys setting her teammates up. Her teammates accept she is our leader and they aren’t afraid to follow. What’s happening is that they realize teams are loading up on her, so they need to elevate their effort, which they have done. We have a lot of weapons.” The Jays had the early lead of 5-2 on a Minster hitting error. However, the 5-11 Fullenkamp set the pace early and often with either setting

St. John’s sophomore gets the block for a point against Minster Thursday with support from senior Melanie Mansfield at Arnzen Gym. However, the visiting Wildcats got a 3-set MAC sweep of the Lady Blue Jays. (13 assists), hitting (13 kills; the Lady Blue Jays (7-7, 0-5 3 aces) or blocking (4 solo MAC) until set point, when blocks, 2 stuffs). A stuff by Wolf went cross-court through junior Kassi Brown (5 kills; the defense for a kill. 8 blocks, 2 stuffs) gave the The Wildcats wasted little Wildcats (9-4, 3-1 MAC) a time taking command of the 7-6 lead. They never looked second set. After St. John’s back. With Fullenkamp and junior Shelby Reindel (7 senior Delanie Wolf (10 kills; 10 block/touches, 2 solo kills, 2 stuffs; 5 digs) among blocks) put down an opening the leaders, the visitors kept kill, a kill by Fullenkamp got steadily pulling away from the Lady Wildcats going. A

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6-0 spurt, five on the serves of sophomore Claire McGowan (2 kills; 2 stuffs), put the visitors up 10-3. That just started the trend as the Wildcats had too much firepower for the Jays to deal with and secured a 2-0 lead on a tip over the block by Fullenkamp. The third set was much closer most of the way. Fullenkmap and Wolf did their parts for the Lady Wildcats, wile Reindel and senior Tiffany Geise (4 kills; 4 digs) helped the Lady Jays. However, up 17-15, the visitors had the finishing kick behind Wolfe and finished off the sweep when the Jays committed their fifth service error (vs. 2 aces) on match point. Sophomore Heather Vogt had 10 block-touches to pace the Blue Jays, while senior Katie Wallenhorst had nine assists and sophomore Emily Horstman added seven digs. “We stayed right with them most of the way but just not consistently enough. That is the area we must improve upon as we move on,” Sterling added. “Minster just wanted it overall more than we did. Right now, we don’t have enough girls that want it bad enough to play up to their ability all the time. For example, we work a lot on getting around the blockers we see all the time in the MAC. I and my assistant (Jason Heffner) stand on chairs during my practice to get them to work on it. However, it just doesn’t translate into matches.” The Wildcats won the junior varsity match in two sets. St. John’s hosts Kalida 10 a.m. Saturday, while Minster is in its own invitational 9 a.m. Saturday.

shut out Titans
By DAVE BONINSEGNA The Delphos Herald

Lady T-Birds grab Willow Bend meet VAN WERT — Shelby Warner logged a 38 to pace all golfers and led Lima Central Catholic’s girls to a victory at the 9-team Willow Bend Invitational Thursday at Willow Bend Golf Club in Van Wert. Wayne Trace finished second behind Kacee Hockenberry’s 39. Deanna Ray (40) led Celina to third place, followed by Antwerp ( P a u l a Slattman’s 47) and T i n o r a (Chelsea Hale Deniston’s 47) tied for fourth, Parkway (Jennifer Schatzer’s 47) sixth, Crestview (Marcy Saylor’s 46) seventh, St. John’s (Dani Hale’s 48) eighth and Lincolnview (Kaitlin Brant’s 45) last. St. John’s is in the MAC meet Saturday, while Lincolnview is in the sectionals Tuesday at Celina.
Team Scores: Lima Central Catholic 178: Shelby Warner 38, Ali Whitney 43, Jordin Moots 47, Celeste Shanahan 50, Sydney Moeller 53. Wayne Trace 187: Kacee Hockenberry 39, Olivia Hook 46, Ashley Saylor 48, Ashley Goeltzenleuchter 54, Aryn Denny 61. Celina 198: Deanna Ray 40, Danielle Huff 47, Megan Stetler 51, Megan Stetler 51, Samantha Newbauer 60, Kailee Ross 60. Antwerp 204: Paula Slattman 47, Alaine Wetli 49, Desiree Delgado 51, Savanna Fettig 57. Tinora 204: Chelsea Deniston 47, Candi Keller 47, Sara Steffan 54, Marina Knapke 56, Jessica Mendez 61. Parkway 205: Jennifer Schatzer 47, Emily Winings 49, Laura Smith 52, Amy Roth 57, Abbey Evans 59. Crestview 210: Marcy Saylor 46, Leigh Taylor 47, Morgan McClure 57, Brooke Nofer 60, Elaina Winover 61. St. John’s 215: Dani Hale 48, Jessica Recker 52, Megan Martin 56, Rachael Fisher 59, Alicia Joseph 61. Lincolnview 239: Kaitlyn Brant 45, Abbi Alvarez 56, Amanda Kocab 64, Macey Ashbaugh 66, Holly Diller 75.

Team Scores: Paulding 175: Sam Heilshorn 43, Dillon Ankney 43, Ricky Bergalowski 44, Andy Smiley 45, Devan Bermajo 47, Josh Boes 51. Jefferson 188: Matt Waldick 45, Jacob Violet 47, Tyler Miller 48, Tyler Wrasman 48, Nick Gallmeier 49, Waldick Alex Garza 51. Lincolnview 202: Taylor Hoehn 44, Brooks Ludgwig 51, Zach Kreischer 52, Nick Sowers 55, Logan Miller 59, Jacob Staley 62.

15, 7-11 NWC) were Matt Waldick with a 45 and Jacob Violet with a 47. Taylor Hoehn was low man for the Lancers (4-27, 3-15 NWC) with a 44. All three teams are next in action at Hoehn Hawthorne Hills today for the NWC meet.


----Panthers down Wildcats, Lancers in NWC golf DEFIANCE — Sam Heilshorn and Dillon Ankney shot 43s to pace host Paulding to a 175-188-202 Northwest Conference victory over Jefferson and Lincolnview Thursday at Auglaize Golf Club. Ricky Bergalowski added a 44 for the Panthers (18-16, 10-8 NWC). Topping the Wildcats (10-

---Lady Green gets PCL triumph OTTOVILLE — Behind Tasha Kaufman (10 kills) and Megan Bendele (9 kills, 10 blocks), the Ottoville volleyballers downed Miller City 26-24, 25-20, 19-25, 25-19 in Putnam County League action Thursday night at L.W. Heckman Gymnasium. Jamie R i e g e r a d d e d 15-of-17 serving (1 aces, 12 points) for the Lady Green. Ottoville also won the junior varsi- Tasha Kaufman ty matchup 25-16, 18-25, 25-9. Ottoville takes on McComb and Bluffton in a tri-match 10 a.m. Saturday at Bluffton. ---Lady ’Birds whip Lancers in NWC volleyball LIMA — Lima Central Catholic brought in Lincolnview to Msgr. E.C. Herr Gymnasium Thursday night for a Northwest Conference volleyball matchup. The Lady Thunderbirds sent the Lady Lancers home with a 25-10, 25-20, 25-20 loss. Lincolnview is at the Minster Invitational 9 a.m. Saturday.

Team Scores: St. Marys 338, Shawnee 343, Wapakoneta 344, Elida 345, Van Wert 348, Kenton 352, Defiance 354, Bath 359, Celina 366, Ottawa-Glandorf 385. Low Scorers: Landon Stahler (WA) 80, Greg Kuffner (SM) 81; Blake Doidge (VW), Johnny Ellis (SH), Henry Weisgerber (DE) and Damon Roll (KE) 82; Matt Watkins (BA), Jarrod Kindle (KE) and Paul Carmean (SM) 84; Ian Haidle (EL) 84. Final Standings (Regular season and tournament): Shawnee, St. Marys Memorial, Wapakoneta, Van Wert, Defiance, Elida, Kenton, Bath, Celina, Ottawa-Glandorf.

Roughriders take WBL boys golf title KENTON — Greg Kuffner’s 81 was the low score for St. Marys as the Roughriders grabbed the Western Buckeye League boys golf title Thursday at Veterans’ Memorial Park Golf Club. Landon Stahler was the medalist for third-place Wapakoneta with an 80. Ian Haidle was low scorer for fourth-place Elida with an 84. Blake Doidge shit an 82 for fifth-place Van Wert. Elida hosts Van Wert and LCC 5 p.m. Tuesday at Tamarac.

----Lady Knights slug Bearcats in net play CONVOY — Crestview’s volleyball program has built up quite a legacy over the years in the Northwest Conference. The Spencerville team was the latest example as the host Lady Knights dispatched their NWC foe 25-10, 25-15, 25-18 at “The Castle” of Crestview High School. The Lady Bearcats entertain Perry 6 p.m. Monday. ----Wildkittens edge by LadyCats KALIDA — In a defensive matchup of Lady Wildcats at Kalida Soccer Stadium Thursday night, visiting Bath edged out host Kalida 2-1. Holtkamp A l i Manley and Jocelyn Ayers scored for the Wildkittens (6-3-1) past freshman LadyCat keeper Sarah Verhoff (3 saves vs. 5 shots on-goal). Summer Holtkamp netted the LadyCats’ (6-3-1) only tally past Bath netminder Ali Best (6 saves vs. 7 shots). Bath hosts Elida 7 p.m. Monday. Kalida entertains Bluffton 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Miller City routs Spencerville soccer MILLER CITY — Three Miller City players scored at least two goals each in the opening half Thursday afternoon as the Wildcats dominated Spencerville 12-0 in a nonleague boys soccer match. Logan Konst opened scoring for the Wildcats (5-4-1) with a goal six minutes into the match as that was the first of three goals he scored in the opening 40 minutes. Gabe Wenzinger and Robby Nadler scored twice each in the first half and Brent Hermiller scored the final goal of the opening half with 1:49 left on the clock. Besides scoring three times in the first half, Hermiller assisted on three other Miller City goals and Josh Niese had a pair of assists. Mick Lammers scored twice in the second half for Miller City, while Ross Kaufman and Ross Vennekotter notched goals. Jacob Schroeder, Kyle Heuerman and Brent Riepenhoff all had assists. Miller City outshot the Bearcats (1-8) 20-5 for the match. Brent Niese had five saves for the Wildcats, while Josiah McNulty had five saves for Spencerville and Zach Gay had five. ---Lady ’Dawgs grab WBL volleyball sweep ELIDA — The Elida volleyball unit swept Kenton 25-18, 25-23, 25-11 in Western Buckeye League action Thursday at the Elida Fieldhouse. Topping the Lady Bulldogs (3-5, 2-2 WBL) were Katrina Meeks (5 aces), Stacy Alexander (9 kills), Kelsey Smith (21 assists) and Alex Hambleton (8 digs). Elida also swept both the junior varsity and the freshmen matches. Elida is in the Toledo Bowsher Rebel Tournament 9 a.m. Saturday. ----Black Knights outlast LadyCats in volleyball VAN BUREN — Kalida traveled to Van Buren and dropped a 5-set marathon 25-22, 2 1 - 2 5 , 2 5 - 1 4 , 20-25, 15-9 Thursday night in non-league Turnwald action. Kalida (5-6) was guided by Emily Turnwald (12 kills, 5 aces), Brandi Merschman (8 kills, 2
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GLANDORF — Momentum is essential in any sport. Grabbing that impetus in many occasions can determine the outcome of the contest. The Elida Bulldogs seized the moment early in their Western Buckeye League boys soccer confrontation with the Ottawa-Glandorf Titans on Thursday night at Titan Field. Just 46 seconds into the contest, Trey Bowman scored the first of his two goals, leading the Bulldogs to a 2-nil victory over O-G. Bulldogs goalkeeper Austin Zuber made six saves for the shutout as the guests outshot their hosts 17-8 for the game. Bowman got the scoring started before the fans were even settled in their seats as the junior broke behind the Titan defense and placed the ball into the back of the net from 8 yards out. Dylan McDorman got the ball on the left side just outside the box and fed it behind the Ottawa-Glandorf defense; Bowman just followed it in and placed it to the left of netminder Jason Fischer to give the guests an early 1-0 lead. The Elida offense came onto the pitch with an offensive flurry, sending four shots at O-G goalie Jason Fischer in the first 3:13 of the match. The Bulldogs controlled the tempo early and kept the Titans in their defensive end of the pitch for the better part of the first half. Bryant Gladen found himself open inside the box with an opportunity two minutes into the match but the home team defense wouldn’t let the ball through. The Bulldogs would get three more cracks at the Titan net in the series but each opportunity was thwarted away. Bowman nearly got his second goal at the 4:04 mark into the first half as he nearly got another cross pass attempt but a header effort towards the net would sail high, keeping it a 1-0 contest. However, the next Elida opportunity would have better results for the Bulldogs

Royals beat Indians 4-2 behind Sean O’Sullivan
The Associated Press CLEVELAND — Sean O’Sullivan had never won as a starter for Kansas City — until closer Joakim Soria helped end his frustration. Soria pitched a perfect ninth inning for his 33rd consecutive save as O’Sullivan and the Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 4-2 on Thursday night. “You can’t ever get bored by a closer that’s automatic,” Royals manager Ned Yost after Soria converted his 41st save in 43 tries this season. The All-Star reliever has tossed 21 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings and saved 65 percent of Kansas City’s 63 wins. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that’s second all-time to Bryan Harvey, who saved 70.3 percent (45 of 64) of the wins for the 1993 Florida Marlins. O’Sullivan (3-6) did his part. The right-hander gave up two runs and six hits over 6-plus innings to beat Mitch Talbot (9-13). He left with a 3-0 lead and two on in the seventh. Philip Humber allowed both Indians to score but stranded runners at second and third to end the inning. Robinson Tejeda pitched the eighth for Kansas City after Kila Ka’aihue homered in the top half for a 4-2 lead. Mike Aviles also hit a solo homer for the Royals, who moved 1 1/2 games ahead of last-place Cleveland in the AL Central. The Indians have lost five in a row to drop behind Kansas City, which is 7-13 in September. “He (O’Sullivan) had that good changeup that he was able to throw behind in the count,” Indians manager Manny Acta said. “He threw

as McDorman and Bowman would hook up again; McDorman sent the ball into the box from the right side and just as before, he found Bowman right at the goal and the potential WBL all-leaguer found the back of the OttawaGlandorf net to make it 2-0 with 24:02 to go in the first half. The Elida defense was stellar in the match, not allowing the first real threat by the Titans when Derrick Stechshulte sent in a free kick from 20 yards out but Zuber scooped up the ball to keep the home team off the board. The Titans got five shots on-goal in the first half, all after 20 minutes had been played. Winston Fuetter got an attempt inside the box with 13:32 left but it sailed wide; Andrew Trenkamp sent one towards Zuber as well a minute later with the same results. The second half saw the hosts come out in a bit of a flurry, getting their first attempt just 23 ticks in; Trenkamp had the first real shot for the Titans with 38:44 to go but his 18-yard free kick attempt sailed over the crossbar, keeping it a 2-0 score. The first 40 minutes of the match was played yellow-card free; however, the second half saw the match get a bit chippy and the officials have to take some control. Three yellows were issued, two for the Titans and one to Elida. The hosts had some late opportunities in the match to get on the board with a pair of free kicks from just outside the semi-circle at the top of the goal box, but both attempts were kicked right into the 4-man Elida wall. Matt Kaufman provided the last hope for the hosts to get on to the scoreboard with a nice move from close range as the sophomore made a spin and attempted to left-foot the ball into the net but again Zuber was there to quash the attempt. The victory moves Elida to 4-3 overall and evens their WBL record to 2-2, while O-G falls to 5-2-3 in all games and 1-2-2 in league play. Elida visits Bath in another WBL contest 7 p.m. Tuesday.

JEFFERSON — Both Jefferson and Paulding entered their Thursday night Northwest Conference volleyball contest with four losses, each looking for some momentum heading into the second half of the regular season. The Panthers were able to take the momentum home with them as they stopped the Wildcats three sets to one. Set one would unfold with a close beginning and an equally close finish. Jefferson jumped out with the first two points but Paulding countered with the next five to lead 5-2. Jefferson regained the serve and was able to rattle off 12 straight points to take what seemed to be a comfortable lead at 14-5. During that span, senior Kristin Klausing served up three aces, while senior teammate Bridget Culp put down six kills (26 kills, 13 blocks, 9 digs, 1 assist, 1 ace). Several mistakes by the ’Cats allowed the Panthers to climb back to within three at 18-15, then two (20-18) and then down to one (22-21). Jefferson was able to stay on top as a kill by senior Melissa Shobe (8 kills, 8 digs, 3 aces) made it 24-22. A serving error by Paulding gave the ’Cats set one, 25-23. Tough Paulding serves and a lack of communication by Jefferson put the Panthers in the driver’s seat to start set two as the maroon and white steamrolled their way to a 20-6 lead. Paulding

Jefferson senior Lauren Claypool puts up a successful blockof a Paulding hit attempt Thursday night at Jefferson High School. The visiting Lady Panthers got a 4-set victory in NWC volleyball action. would eventually be victorious 25-15. Overconfidence may have played a role in the second set, according to Jefferson head coach April Merschman. “They felt they had it in the first game; if they win the first game they’re always satisfied. They think they have

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it the rest of the day and they don’t,” she explained. The Wildcats responded for Merschman as they exploded out to a 7-0 advantage to open up set three. However, Paulding slowly chipped away at that lead to knot the game at 11. Then the Panther front line took control with hard hitting (7 kills) to build their own lead of seven, 20-13. The home team tried to mount a comeback, pulling back to within two at 23-21, but fell short as the Panthers would capture set three 25-21. Back and forth was the story of set four as neither team wanted control. Jefferson shook things up a little by inserting freshman Katie Goergens into the lineup. She contributed two points as Jefferson went up 9-4. Paulding roared back to even the score at 9. From that point on, both sides would make their share of mistakes as well as good plays to wind up tied at 20. Moments later, a thundering kill by the Panthers would give them the win 25-22. The loss by Jefferson drops them to 5-5 overall and an even 2-2 in the NWC. Paulding improves to 7-4 on the season and also 2-2 in conference play. Next action for the Lady ’Cats will be a Saturday morning home match with Ayersville. The junior varsity contest begins at 10 a.m. The Panthers also claimed victory in the junior varsity match by the scores of 25-12, 16-25, 25-14.

strikes. He changed speeds. But the way we’re swinging the bat right now, we’re not helping ourselves.” Aviles hit a 1-out homer and Yuniesky Betancourt added an RBI grounder in the first. Betancourt singled, went to third on a double by Alex Gordon and scored on a groundout by Lucas May in the third to make it 3-0. Trevor Crowe, a late replacement for Michael Brantley, had three hits for Cleveland. Brantley was in the original lineup but was scratched with a tight left hamstring. O’Sullivan bounced back from a 6-4 home loss to the Indians on Saturday in which he gave up a grand slam to Matt LaPorta and five runs over four innings. He had yielded at least five runs in each of his previous four starts for an 11.34 ERA. Cleveland put the leadoff hitter on base five times against O’Sullivan, who was helped by two double plays. O’Sullivan was 0-6 with a 7.84 ERA in 10 starts since being acquired July 22 from the Angels. He was 1-0 in five appearances with Los Angeles. O’Sullivan’s other win for the Royals was a one-inning relief outing against the Chicago White Sox, when the Royals won in 10 innings on Aug. 22. O’Sullivan walked Shelley Duncan and gave up a double to Jayson Nix in the seventh. Humber then walked LaPorta to load the bases. Luis Valbuena bounced into a forceout at second, scoring Duncan. Nix scored from third when first baseman Billy Butler mishandled a pickoff attempt and was charged with an error.
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Rays 10, Yankees 3 NEW YORK — B.J. Upton and Carl Crawford each drove in two runs in a 7-run sixth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays knocked around CC Sabathia in his much-anticipated rematch with David Price and beat the New York Yankees 10-3 Thursday night. Price (18-6) labored through six innings but Sabathia (20-7) struggled even more. The Rays beat New York for the second straight day, splitting the 4-game set and pulling within a half-game of the first-place Yankees in the AL East. The victory gave Tampa Bay a 10-8 edge in the season series — the

Talbot gave up three runs and five hits over five innings in his first outing since Sept. 12, when he threw only 14 pitches against Minnesota, leaving with inflammation in his right shoulder. The rookie retired the last eight Royals he faced, but fell to 1-6 in 12 starts since beating Cincinnati on June 27. “Physically, I felt better than I have in 95 percent of my starts,” Talbot said. “I felt great. I just didn’t know where I was throwing it. I kind of settled in and got a feel for things around the fourth. I felt like I was getting stronger as I went on.” Notes: Kansas City leads the season series 8-7 with three games left. ... Cleveland is 10-21 at home since July 24. ... Cleveland purchased the contracts of RHP Vinnie Pestano and C Luke Carlin from Triple-A Columbus. Carlin, who played for San Diego in 2008 and Arizona in 2009, made his AL debut as a defensive replacement in the eighth. Pestano made his major-league debut in the ninth.

first tie-breaker to decide the division title if the teams are all square after 162 games. Yankees reliever Javier Vazquez tied a big-league record by hitting three straight batters in the seventh as the Rays added two runs without getting a hit. Ten days earlier, Sabathia and Price showed why they’re leading candidates for the AL Cy Young Award, each tossing eight scoreless innings in a game the Rays won 1-0 in 11. Athletics 5, Rangers 0 OAKLAND, Calif. — Dallas Braden allowed one hit in eight innings and Oakland beat Texas, stalling the Rangers’ pursuit of their first AL West title since 1999. Braden (10-13) outpitched Cliff Lee to end his 4-game losing streak and keep Texas’ magic number at four for clinching the division. The lefthander, who tossed a perfect game against Tampa Bay in May, retired 19 batters in a row after Nelson Cruz’s 2-out single in the first inning. Ian Kinsler ended the streak by drawing a leadoff walk in the eighth. Braden walked two and struck out seven. Brad Ziegler finished the 1-hitter. Lee (12-9) walked his first two hitters in the fourth, marking the first time he’s walked consecutive batters in two years — a span of 80 starts. Both runners scored. He lasted five innings, allowing four runs and six hits. Blue Jays 1, Mariners 0 TORONTO — Jose Bautista drove in the only run with his major leagueleading 50th homer to lift Toronto over Seattle. Ichiro Suzuki also became the first player with 10 straight 200-hit seasons, breaking his own record with a fifth-inning single for the Mariners. Shawn Hill (1-2) pitched five shutout innings to win for the first time since April 10, 2009. Kevin Gregg closed it out for his 35th save in 40 chances. Bautista became the 26th player in major-league history to reach the 50-homer mark with a first-inning shot off Felix Hernandez (12-12), who took yet another tough-luck loss. ---National League CHICAGO — Juan Uribe hit a grand slam and a 2-run homer, both shots coming during a 9-run second inning that sent the San Francisco Giants past the Chicago Cubs 13-0 Thursday night and into first place in the NL West. Giants pitchers have gone 17

straight games giving up three or fewer runs, the longest streak since the Chicago White Sox set the record with 20 in a row in 1917, the Elias Sports Bureau said. San Francisco moved a half-game ahead of San Diego, which lost at Los Angeles. The Giants have the same record as idle Atlanta, which leads the wild-card race. Madison Bumgarner (6-6) scattered seven hits over seven innings and struck out nine. Uribe had only two hits in his previous 21 at-bats before his quick six RBIs as the Giants teed off on Ryan Dempster (14-11) and reliever Thomas Diamond. Dodgers 3, Padres 1 LOS ANGELES — Hiroki Kuroda pitched eight superb innings, Andre Ethier had two run-scoring hits and the Los Angeles Dodgers sent the San Diego Padres back into second place. Kuroda (11-13) allowed one run and five hits, retiring 14 of his last 15 batters. The right-hander, who has made 65 starts without a complete game since his 1-hitter against Atlanta on July 7, 2008, threw 98 pitches before Hong-Chih Kuo struck out the side in the ninth to get his 10th save in 11 chances. Mat Latos (14-8) lasted 5-plus innings and lost his third straight decision. Diamondbacks 10, Rockies 9 PHOENIX — Stephen Drew homered and had four RBIs, Kelly Johnson hit a 2-run shot and the Arizona Diamondbacks held off Colorado to complete a 3-game sweep of the fading Rockies. Colorado had won 13-of-15 in another late-season run to get close in the NL West but leaves the desert 3 1/2 games behind San Francisco in the division and Atlanta in the wildcard race. Jeff Francis (4-6) struggled in his second start off the disabled list and the Rockies got little production from Troy Tulowitzki to go home on a debilitating 4-game losing streak. Carlos Gonzalez hit his first career grand slam in the seventh inning and added a 2-run single in Colorado’s 3-run ninth but the Rockies couldn’t come all the way back. Tulowitzki, having a huge September, went 2-for-12 in the series. His only RBI came in the ninth on a groundout with runners at second and third and one out. That cut Arizona’s lead to 10-9 but Juan Gutierrez struck out pinch-hitter Melvin Mora with two on for his 12th save.

Chris Young also homered for Arizona. D.J. Carrasco (3-2) got the win after an early exit by starter Ian Kennedy. Cardinals 9, Pirates 2 PITTSBURGH — Albert Pujols hit his 40th and 41st home runs and Matt Holliday reached the 100-RBI mark, leading the slumping St. Louis Cardinals over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Cardinals snapped a 3-game losing streak and won for just the 13th time in 38 games since Aug. 14, the last day they were in first place in the NL Central. St. Louis’ chances of defending its division title remain slim. The Cardinals trail idle Cincinnati by 7 1/2 games with only 10 games left. Pittsburgh had its season-high 5-game winning streak come to an end. The Pirates are one defeat short of their first 100-loss season since 2001. Jeff Suppan (2-7) won for just the second time in 13 starts this season. Brian Burres (3-4) was tagged for four runs and six hits in 2 1/3 innings. Nationals 7, Astros 2 WASHINGTON — Michael Morse homered, doubled and drove in three runs, Roger Bernadina and Danny Espinosa hit 2-run homers and Ross Detwiler earned his first win in nearly a year as the Washington Nationals beat the Houston Astros. It was the third consecutive win for Washington, the first time they’d won three straight at home since July 29-31. Houston has lost three in a row for the first time since early August. Detwiler (1-2) pitched six innings, allowing two runs. It was his first win since Sept. 28, 2009. He missed much of the season after right hip surgery in February. Nelson Figueroa (5-4) took the loss. Brewers 8, Marlins 3 MILWAUKEE — Corey Hart hit one of three Milwaukee homers, helping Yovani Gallardo and the Brewers beat the Florida Marlins. Hart reached 30 homers for the first time in his career with his firstinning drive. Rickie Weeks and Prince Fielder hit consecutive shots in the seventh on the first three pitches of Sandy Rosario’s major-league debut. Gallardo (14-7) improved to 3-0 with a 1.95 ERA in four September starts. Anibal Sanchez (12-11) took the loss. Florida rookie Logan Morrison extended his streak of reaching base safely to 42 straight games, tying the best mark in the majors this season.

The Associated Press National League East Division W L Pct GB Philadelphia 92 61 .601 — Atlanta 86 67 .562 6 Florida 76 76 .500 15 1/2 New York 74 78 .487 17 1/2 Washington 65 88 .425 27 Central Division W L Pct GB Cincinnati 86 67 .562 — St. Louis 78 74 .513 7 1/2 Houston 73 80 .477 13 Milwaukee 71 81 .467 14 1/2 Chicago 69 83 .454 16 1/2 Pittsburgh 53 99 .349 32 1/2 West Division W L Pct GB San Francisco 86 67 .562 — San Diego 85 67 .559 1/2 Colorado 82 70 .539 3 1/2 Los Angeles 74 79 .484 12 Arizona 62 91 .405 24 ——— Thursday’s Results St. Louis 9, Pittsburgh 2 Washington 7, Houston 2 San Francisco 13, Chicago Cubs 0 Milwaukee 8, Florida 3 Arizona 10, Colorado 9 L.A. Dodgers 3, San Diego 1 Today’s Games St. Louis (Wainwright 19-11) at Chicago Cubs (Gorzelanny 7-8), 2:20 p.m. Atlanta (T.Hudson 16-8) at Washington (Zimmermann 0-2), 7:05 p.m. Houston (Myers 13-7) at Pittsburgh (Ja. McDonald 4-5), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Dickey 11-7) at Philadelphia (Blanton 7-6), 7:05 p.m. Florida (A.Miller 1-3) at Milwaukee (M.Rogers 0-0), 8:10 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 14-10) at Colorado (J.Chacin 9-9), 8:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 12-10) at Arizona (Enright 6-5), 9:40 p.m. Cincinnati (Arroyo 16-10) at San Diego (C.Young 1-0), 10:05 p.m. Saturday’s Games Atlanta (D.Lowe 14-12) at Washington (Maya 0-2), 1:05 p.m. St. Louis (C.Carpenter 15-8) at Chicago Cubs (Coleman 2-2), 1:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Tr.Wood 5-4) at San Diego (Garland 14-12), 4:10 p.m. Houston (Norris 9-8) at Pittsburgh (Duke 7-14), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Gee 1-1) at Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 10-9), 7:05 p.m. Florida (Volstad 10-9) at Milwaukee (Narveson 11-8), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Ely 4-8) at Arizona (D.Hudson 6-1), 8:10 p.m. San Francisco (Zito 9-13) at Colorado (Hammel 10-8), 8:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Atlanta (Beachy 0-1) at Washington (Li. Hernandez 10-12), 1:35 p.m. Houston (Happ 6-2) at Pittsburgh (Maholm 8-15), 1:35 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Pelfrey 15-9) at Philadelphia (Hamels 12-10), 1:35 p.m. Florida (Mendez 1-1) at Milwaukee (Capuano 3-4), 2:10 p.m. St. Louis (Westbrook 2-4) at Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 2-1), 2:20 p.m. San Francisco (M.Cain 12-10) at Colorado (De La Rosa 8-5), 3:10 p.m.


Cincinnati (H.Bailey 3-3) at San Diego (Richard 13-8), 4:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 11-11) at Arizona (J.Saunders 3-6), 4:10 p.m. ---American League East Division W L Pct GB New York 92 61 .601 — Tampa Bay 91 61 .599 1/2 Boston 84 68 .553 7 1/2 Toronto 77 75 .507 14 1/2 Baltimore 61 91 .401 30 1/2 Central Division W L Pct GB x-Minnesota 92 60 .605 — Chicago 80 72 .526 12 Detroit 77 75 .507 15 Kansas City 63 89 .414 29 Cleveland 62 91 .405 30 1/2 West Division W L Pct GB Texas 84 68 .553 — Oakland 77 75 .507 7 Los Angeles 75 77 .493 9 Seattle 58 94 .382 26 x-clinched division ——— Thursday’s Results Toronto 1, Seattle 0 Kansas City 4, Cleveland 2 Tampa Bay 10, N.Y. Yankees 3 Oakland 5, Texas 0 Today’s Games Boston (Beckett 5-5) at N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 11-2), 7:05 p.m. Kansas City (Hochevar 6-5) at Cleveland (Tomlin 4-4), 7:05 p.m. Minnesota (Liriano 14-8) at Detroit (Verlander 17-8), 7:05 p.m. Baltimore (Tillman 1-4) at Toronto (Cecil 13-7), 7:07 p.m. Seattle (J.Vargas 9-11) at Tampa Bay (Niemann 10-7), 7:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (F.Garcia 11-6) at L.A. Angels (Pineiro 10-7), 10:05 p.m. Texas (Tom.Hunter 12-4) at Oakland (Cramer 2-0), 10:05 p.m. Saturday’s Games Baltimore (Guthrie 10-14) at Toronto (R.Romero 13-9), 1:07 p.m. Texas (D.Holland 3-4) at Oakland (G.Gonzalez 14-9), 4:05 p.m. Boston (Lester 18-8) at N.Y. Yankees (Nova 1-0), 4:10 p.m. Kansas City (Greinke 9-13) at Cleveland (J.Gomez 3-5), 7:05 p.m. Minnesota (Pavano 17-11) at Detroit (Bonderman 8-9), 7:05 p.m. Seattle (Fister 6-12) at Tampa Bay (Garza 14-9), 7:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Danks 13-11) at L.A. Angels (Kazmir 9-14), 9:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games Kansas City (Chen 11-7) at Cleveland (Carmona 12-14), 1:05 p.m. Minnesota (Duensing 10-2) at Detroit (Porcello 9-11), 1:05 p.m. Baltimore (Matusz 8-12) at Toronto (Marcum 12-8), 1:07 p.m. Seattle (French 4-6) at Tampa Bay (J.Shields 13-13), 1:40 p.m. Chicago White Sox (T.Pena 4-2) at L.A. Angels (Jer.Weaver 13-11), 3:35 p.m. Texas (C.Lewis 11-13) at Oakland (Cahill 17-7), 4:05 p.m. Boston (Matsuzaka 9-6) at N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 17-8), 8:05 p.m.

Top 10 Individuals: 1. Matt Herron (BL) 18:10; 2. Johnny Simindinger (BA) 18:20; 3. Ryan Schadewald (BA) 18:45; 4. David Moser (BL) 19:19; 5. Dustin Brinkman (BL) 19:23; 6. Neil Gerding (KA) 19:40; 7. Jared Zeller (KA) 19:57; 8. Nicholas Tarbert (LS) 20:04; 9. Jared Staley (BL) 20:16; 10. Tom Mault (BA) 20:25. Other Kalida Finishers (28 Runners): 11. Jordan Laudick 20:30; ... 13. Joel Zeller 20:38; 14. Austin Roebke 20:51; 15. Jordan Wurth 20:57; ... 19. Eric Warnecke 22:23; ... 21. Derek Siefker 23:14; ... 25. Levi Blake 24:20. Girls Team Scores: Bluffton 20, Kalida 36, Bath 77. Top 10 Individuals: 1. Hannah Chappell-Dick (BL) 20:52; 2. Jessica Doeper (KA) 21:19; 3. Morgan Humphries (BL) 22:37; 4. Julie Althaus (BL) 23:23; 5. Lydia Guagenti (BL) 23:31; 6.

(Continued from page 6) aces), Haley McIntyre (5 kills), Halie Zenz (6 kills, 2 aces, 16 assists) and Lexi Decker (2 aces, 13 assists). Kalida travels to St. John’s for a 10 a.m. (JV start) match Saturday. ---Bluffton grabs tri-meet BATH TOWNSHIP — Both Bluffton cross country teams won their respective parts of the Bath Invitational Thursday at Bath. Kalida is in the Van Wert County Hospital meet 9 a.m. Saturday at the reservoir. Boys Team Scores: Bluffton 31, Bath 50, Kalida 51, Lima Senior 94.

---Mustangs tie up Lady Bulldogs COLUMBUS GROVE — Allen East proved to be rude guests Thursday night as they left Columbus Grove High School with a 25-17, 2 5 - 1 3 , 20-25, 25-22 Northwest Conference volleyball triumph. Leading the way for Etzkorn the host Lady Bulldogs were senior Stephanie Etzkorn (35 digs), junior Nicole Langhals (17 assists) and junior Lisa Wynn (12 kills). Grove is at Bluffton 6 p.m. (JV start) Tuesday. The Lady Mustangs also won the junior varsity matchup 23-25, 25-13, 25-19. ---Trojans sweep Elida in tennis action FINDLAY — The Findlay girls tennis team sent invading Elida home on the losing end

Deanna Kahle (KA) 23:40; 7. Evania Bonifaz (BL) 23:53; 8. Amanda Giesige (KA) 24:05; 9. Katelyn Kortokrax (KA) 24:44; 10. Delany Reineke (BL) 24:48. Other Kalida Finishers (31 Runners): 11. Katie Schmitz 24:56; ... 24. Paige Wurth 30:08; ... 26. Lora Tschuor 30:46.

of a 5-0 decision Thursday at Findlay High School. The closest match was at first singles, where Lindsay Barlett outlasted Jessie Adkins 7-6 (7-2), 3-6, 6-1. The rest of the matches were in straight sets: Alexis Soli over Emma Fernandez 6-4, 6-3; Erin Gwinn over Lauren McClean 6-1, 6-3; Nicole Bosse and Kelly Worstell over Caitie Kales and Kassidee Fletcher 6-0, 6-1; and Abby Arnet and Maggie Kelly over Monica Tieu and Robin Klaus 3 and 4. Elida invades Bryan for a 2 p.m. match Saturday. ----Lady Pirates shut out Bulldogs CONTINENTAL — The Continental girls soccer team dominated the action Thursday, shutting out host Defiance 3-0. The visitors controlled the corner kicks 6-2. Stephanie Coble scored unassisted at 2:48 of the first half. The Pirates tacked on two more in the second half: at 15:37, Mady Recker fed Taylor Bidlack for a tally past Defiance keeper Brittany Froelich (7 saves vs. 16 shots) for a 2-0 lead; and with 31 ticks to go when Kiana Warnement assisted Recker for a goal. Leva Weller faced six

Bulldogs shots and saved them all. --Titans whump Redskins OTTAWA — Sara Basinger (3 aces; 12 kills; 21 digs) paced Ottawa-Glandorf’s volleyball unit to a 25-16, 23-25, 25-19, 25-19 Western Buckeye League victory over invading Wapakoneta Thursday. Kristi Jerwers (3 aces; 17 assists), Melissa Verhoff (8 kills) and Hannah Kaufman (20 digs) aided the Lady Titans (10-2, 4-0 WBL) over the Lady Redskins (6-4, 2-2). Wapak won the junior varsity match 25-23, 25-18, while O-G grabbed the freshmen contest 25-12, 25-23. ---Lady Cavaliers overpower Rangers The Coldwater volleyballers swept away New Knoxville 25-19, 25-21, 28-26 in Midwest Athletic Conference action Thursday. Leaders for the Lady Cavaliers (8-4, 3-2 MAC): Courtney Wellman (3 blocks), Jenae Muhlenkamp (15 assists), Taylor Hess (14 assists), Amanda Post (10 digs), Megan Stose (8 digs), Brittanie Niekamp (8 kills), Bethany Werling (6 kills), Macy Reigelsperger (6 kills) and Erika Hartings (5 kills). The Cavalier junior varsity (12-3) also won 25-17, 25-12.

The Associated Press BASEBALL American League CLEVELAND INDIANS— Signed a 2-year player development contract with Columbus (IL). Selected the contracts of C Luke Carlin and RHP Vinnie Pestano from Columbus (IL). Transferred C Carlos Santana to the 60-day DL. Placed RHP Hector Ambriz on the 60-day DL. NEW YORK YANKEES— Recalled RHP Andrew Brackman from Trenton (EL). National League W A S H I N G T O N NATIONALS—Announced the resignation of president Stan Kasten, effective at the end of the season. American Association EL PASO DIABLOS— Released OF Rico Santana, RHP William Buzhardt, LHP Dustin Birosak, RHP Kris Jiggetts and RHP Barry Fowler. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association DALLAS MAVERICKS— Signed F Steve Novak. NEW YORK KNICKS—Signed F Shawne Williams. PHILADELPHIA 76ERS— Traded G Willie Green and F/C Jason Smith to New Orleans for F Darius Songaila and F Craig Brackins. PHOENIX SUNS—Signed coach Alvin Gentry to a contract extension through the 2012-13 season. FOOTBALL National Football League BALTIMORE RAVENS— Agreed to terms with LB Sergio Kindle on a 1-year contract. CAROLINA PANTHERS— Signed WR Marcus Henry to the practice squad. Released RB Josh Vaughan from the practice squad. CHICAGO BEARS—Signed WR Greg Mathews to the practice squad. Terminated the practice squad contract of LB J.D. Folsom. NEW YORK JETS—Waived T Patrick Brown.


HOCKEY National Hockey League ANAHEIM DUCKS—Assigned C Nick Bonino; LWs Rob Bordson, Nicolas Deschamps and Brandon McMillan; Ds Mat Clark, Joe DiPenta and Mark Mitera; and RW Kyle Palmieri to Syracuse (AHL). Assigned RW Emerson Etem, C Peter Holland RW Devante Smith-Pelly and D Scott Valentine to their junior teams. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS—Returned F Dalton Smith, F Petr Straka, D Brandon Archibald and D Austin Madaisky to their junior clubs. Released G Riley Gill and G Dan Taylor. MINNESOTA WILD—Signed Ds Josh Caron, Colton Jobke and Jared Spurgeon. Reassigned LW Brandon Buck; RWs Jarod Palmer, Joel Broda and JeanMichel Daoust; and G Josh Tordjman to Houston Aeros (AHL), G Darcy Kuemper to Red Deer (WHL), D Josh Caron to Kamloops (WHL) and D Colton Jobke to Kelowna (WHL). ECHL LAS VEGAS WRANGLERS— Agreed to terms with F Greg Collins and F Matt Price. LACROSSE National Lacrosse League BUFFALO BANDITS—Signed Fs Brenden Thenhaus and Kyle Clancy to 2-year contracts. COLLEGE NCAA—Placed Chattanooga on probation until Sept. 22, 2012, for failing to monitor phone calls and text messages by coaches to recruits. FORDHAM—Named Cory Hubbard assistant director of tennis/men’s tennis coach. MINNESOTA—Suspended WR Troy Stoudermire from the football team indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team. PITTSBURGH—Dismissed DB Jeff Knox from the football team following an off-campus incident. SAN DIEGO STATE—Signed women’s basketball coach Beth Burns to a 5-year contract extension.


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In the spring of 2007, candidate Barack Obama met with a New York Times columnist and discussed his days as a “little Jakarta street kid” who once got in trouble for making faces during Koran classes. Obama proceeded to recite the opening lines of the Muslim call to prayer in Arabic, with what Nicholas D. Kristof called a “first-rate accent.” Obama described this chant as “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.” This text, in one English translation, proclaims: “Allah is Supreme! Allah is Supreme! ... I testify that there is no god but Allah! ... I testify that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.” These lines are known as the Shahada -- from the Arabic verb, “to testify” -- and reciting them, in public, with the intent of becoming a Muslim, is a crucial act in entering and then practicing the faith. This is the kind of biographical detail that keeps complicating matters for journalists who try to make sense of the poll from the Pew Research Center and the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life indicating that 18 percent of Americans think President Obama is a Muslim, as opposed to 11 percent in March 2009. Only 34 percent of those polled said Obama is a Christian and a stunning 43 percent did not know his current religion. Among his strongest supporters, 43 percent of blacks and 46 percent

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of Democrats said he is a Christian. These numbers are strange in light of Obama’s public testimonies about his conversion to Christianity, after years of spiritual struggle. In his memoir, “The Audacity of Hope,” Obama confessed that as a young social activist he realized, “Rich, poor, sinner, saved, you needed to embrace Christ precisely because you had sins to wash away -- because you were human. ... I was finally able to walk down the aisle of Trinity United Church of Christ one day and be baptized. ... Kneeling beneath that cross on the South Side of Chicago, I felt God’s spirit beckoning me. I submitted myself to His will, and dedicated myself to discovering His truth.” This was an open confession of faith, even if many conservative Christians choose to reject the liberal beliefs he has articulated through the

years. During the campaign, the Rev. Franklin Graham asked Obama if Jesus was the only way to heaven. “Jesus is the only way for me,” he responded. Meanwhile, the Obama team has had difficulty communicating a clear message about his faith history. Campaign aides, at first, said he had never been a Muslim, but later stressed that he had never been “a practicing Muslim.” Obama’s family history is hard to describe. His father was a Muslim from Kenya who became an atheist. His stepfather was a Muslim who, in Obama’s words, was raised in an era in which Indonesia offered a tolerant approach to Islam that blended with “remnants of Hinduism, Buddhism and ancient animist traditions.” His mother was raised as a Christian, but adopted her own mix of secularism and spirituality. While in Indonesia, Obama attended what he has called a “Muslim” public school and also a Catholic school. At both schools, according to educators interviewed by the Los Angeles Times, his faith was listed as “Muslim.” School friends recalled that they often went to the mosque together. Nevertheless, there is no single, definitive Islamic approach to questions about the role of birth and upbringing in establishing a person’s religious identity.

Graham was only partially right when he told CNN: “The president’s problem is that he was born a Muslim. His father was a Muslim. The seed of Islam is passed through the father. ... His father gave him an Islamic name.” Graham added that Obama has “renounced Islam and he has accepted Jesus Christ. That’s what he says he has done. I cannot say that he hasn’t.” This view of Islamic tradition is much too simplistic, said Stephen Prothero of Boston University, author of “God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions that Run the World.” There is more to this debate about faith and identity than DNA, he stressed. “As a matter of jurisprudence, however, there is a presumption that a child born to a Muslim father is Muslim,” said Prothero, in an e-mail exchange. “This needs to be followed up with ACTION, however. ... “Like Christianity, Islam is a matter of choice, not inheritance.”

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Facebook founder giving $100M to Newark schools
By GEOFF MULVIHILL and SAMANTHA HENRY The Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. — Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is about to make a lot of new friends: The 26-year-old tycoon is pouring $100 million of his staggering fortune into Newark’s blighted school system after hitting it off with the mayor of the poverty-stricken city. The donation — which is being announced today on Oprah Winfrey’s show — instantly establishes Zuckerberg as one of hightech’s biggest philanthropists and comes just ahead of the release of “The Social Network,” a movie that paints an unflattering portrait of the boy wonder of the Internet. The arrangement brings together the young entrepreneur, Newark’s celebrated Democratic mayor and a governor who has become a star of the Republican Party. And it underscores how the remaking of the nation’s urban schools has become a popular cause among young philanthropists. “What you’re seeing is for the under-40 set, education reform is what feeding kids in Africa was in 1980,” said Derrell Bradford, executive director of the Newarkbased education reform group Excellent Education for Everyone. “Newark public schools are like the new Live Aid.” Last year, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced $290 million in education grants, including $100 million for the school system in Tampa, Fla., and $90 million for the Memphis, Tenn., district. The Gates Foundation also has given more than $150 million to New York City schools over the past eight years. Exactly how Zuckerberg’s donation will be used in Newark — a school system with about 40,000 students and a budget this year of $940 million — has not been disclosed. The district has been plagued for years by low test scores, poor graduation rates and crumbling buildings, and was taken over by the state in 1995 after instances of waste and mismanagement, including the spending of taxpayer money by school board members on cars and restaurant meals. Zuckerberg grew up in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire in 2002 and attended Harvard before dropping out to work full time on Facebook. He has no connection to Newark other than knowing Mayor Cory Booker, a charismatic 41-year-old politician who has

(Terry Mattingly is director of the Washington Journalism Center at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and leads the project to study religion and the news.) Copyright 2010, United Feature Syndicate

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FIRST UNITED PRESBYTERIAN 310 W. Second St. 419-692-5737 Pastor Harry Tolhurst Sermon: “When the Time is Right” 1 Timothy 2: 1-7; Luke 16: 1-13 Sunday - 11:00 Worship Service ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH 422 North Pierce St., Delphos Phone 419-695-2616 Sunday is the Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Don Pletcher, Pastor Saturday - 8:00 a.m. Prayer Breakfast Sunday - 8:45 a.m. Sunday School 10:00 a.m. - Worship w/Communion; Choir Practice following Worship. FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD “Where Jesus is Healing Hurting Hearts!” 808 Metbliss Ave., Delphos One block south of Stadium Park. 419-692-6741 Senior Pastor - Dan Eaton Sunday - 10:30 a.m. - Celebration of Worship with Children’s Church & Nursery provided; 6:00 p.m. - Youth Crew at The ROC Monday- 7:00 p.m. Prayer Small groups offered at various times. Please call the church for information. DELPHOS CHRISTIAN UNION Pastor: Rev. Gary Fish 470 S. Franklin St., (419) 692-9940 9:30 Sunday School 10:30 Sunday morning service. Youth ministry every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. Children’s ministry every third Saturday from 11 to 1:30. ST. PAUL’S UNITED METHODIST 335 S. Main St. Delphos Pastor - Rev. David Howell Week beginning Sept. 26, 2010 Sunday - 9:00 a.m. Worship Service. DELPHOS WESLEYAN CHURCH 11720 Delphos Southworth Rd. Delphos - Phone 419-695-1723 Pastor Wayne Prater Sunday - 10:30 a.m. Worship; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School for all ages. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Service and prayer meeting. CARPENTER’S HOUSE MINISTRIES 7999 SR 66 Delphos Sunday Services - 10:30 a.m. Nurseries, Sunday school rooms. TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 211 E. Third St., Delphos Rev. David Howell, Pastor Week of August 29, 2010 Sunday - 8:15 a.m. Worship Service; 9:30 a.m. Church School for all ages; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service/Coffee Hour; 11:30 a.m. Radio Worship on WDOH; Trust Account Committee Meeting; 1:30 p.m. Megan Berelsman Bridal Shower. Monday - 7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir. Tuesday - 6:00 p.m. Weight Watchers Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir. Thursday - 4:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Suppers on Us. Office Hours: 8 a.m.-12 noon. MARION BAPTIST CHURCH 2998 Defiance Trail, Delphos Pastor Jay Lobach 419-339-6319 Services: Sunday - 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 331 E. Second St., Delphos 419-695-4050 Rev. Mel Verhoff, Pastor Rev. Jacob Gordon, Asst. Pastor Fred Lisk and Dave Ricker, Deacons Mary Beth Will, Liturgical Coordinator; Mrs. Trina Shultz, Pastoral Associate. Harry Flanagan, Parish Council President Celebration of the Sacraments Eucharist – Lord’s Day Observance; Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 7:30, 9:15, 11:30 a.m.; Weekdays as announced on Sunday bulletin. Baptism – Celebrated first Sunday of month at 1:30 p.m. Call rectory to schedule Pre-Baptismal instructions. Reconciliation – Tuesday and Friday 7:30-7:50 a.m.; Saturday 3:304:00 p.m. Anytime by request. Matrimony – Arrangements must be made through the rectory six months in advance. Anointing of the Sick – Communal celebration in May and October. Administered upon request.

IMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 699 Sunnydale, Elida, Ohio 454807 Pastor Gary Rode Sunday - 8:30 a.m. traditional; 10:45 a.m. contemporary LIGHT OF LIFE CHAPEL 4680 North Kemp Rd., Elida Pastor Dennis Johnson Sunday – 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Service; 6:30 p.m. Service. Wednesday – 6:30 p.m. Midweek Service. NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN CENTER 2240 Baty Road, Elida Ph. 339-5673 Rev. James F. Menke, Pastor Sunday – 10 a.m. Worship. Wednesday – 7 p.m. Evening service. CORNERSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH 2701 Dutch Hollow Rd. Elida Phone: 339-3339 Rev. Frank Hartman Sunday - 10 a.m. Sunday School (all ages); 11 a.m. Morning Service; 6 p.m. Evening Service. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Prayer Meeting. Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8-noon, 1-4- p.m. ZION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Corner of Zion Church & Conant Rd., Elida - Rev. Stuart Rames Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:45 a.m. Worship. PIKE MENNONITE CHURCH 3995 McBride Rd., Elida Phone 419-339-3961 LIGHTHOUSE CHURCH OF GOD Elida - Ph. 222-8054 Rev. Larry Ayers, Pastor Service schedule: Sunday– 10 a.m. School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 6 p.m. Sunday evening. FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH 4750 East Road, Elida Pastor - Brian McManus Sunday – 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship, nursery available. Wednesday – 6:30 p.m. Youth Prayer, Bible Study; 7:00 p.m. Adult Prayer and Bible Study; 8:00 p.m. Choir.

SALEM UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 15240 Main St. Venedocia Rev. Wendy S. Pratt, Pastor Church Phone: 419-667-4142 Sunday - 8:30 a.m. - Adult Bell Choir; 8:45 a.m. Jr. Choir; 9:30 a.m. - Worship; 10:45 a.m. - Sunday school; 6:30 p.m. - Capital Funds Committee. Monday - 6 p.m. Senior Choir. ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 601 Jennings Rd., Van Wert Sunday 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.; Monday 8:30 a.m.; Tuesday 7 p.m.; Wednesday 8:30 a.m.; Thursday 8:30 a.m. - Communion Service; Friday 8:30 a.m.; Saturday 4 p.m. VAN WERT VICTORY CHURCH OF GOD 10698 US 127S., Van Wert (Next to Tracy’s Auction Service) Darryl Ramey, Lead Pastor Chuck Brantley, Executive Pastor Bryce Cadawallader, Youth & Assimilations Director Sunday - 10:00 am Worship Service & Children’s Ministry 419-232-HOPE

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

PENTECOSTAL WAY CHURCH Pastors: Bill Watson Rev. Ronald Defore 1213 Leeson Ave., Van Wert 45891 Phone (419) 238-5813 Head Usher: Ted Kelly 10:00 a.m. - Sunday School 11:10 a.m. - Worship 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. - Wednesday Morning Bible Class 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. - Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m. - Wed. Night Bible Study. Thursday - Choir Rehearsal Anchored in Jesus Prayer Line (419) 238-4427 or (419) 232-4379. Emergency - (419) 993-5855

ZION CHRISTIAN UNION CHURCH 3025 Converse-Roselm Rd, Grover Hill Rev. Mark McKay, Pastor Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service; 10:30 a.m. Junior Church. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Bible Study, Prayer Service; 7 p.m. Youth Meeting.

ST. PATRICK’S CHURCH 500 S. Canal, Spencerville 419-647-6202 Saturday - 4:30 p.m. Reconciliation; 5 p.m. Mass, May 1 - Oct. 30. Sunday 10:30 a.m. Mass. SPENCERVILLE FULL GOSPEL 107 Broadway St., Spencerville Pastor Charles Muter Home Ph. 419-657-6019 Sunday: Morning Services - 10:00 a.m. Evening Services - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Worship service. AMANDA BAPTIST CHURCH Back to Christ’s Ministry Conant Road & SR. 117 Ph. 647-5100 - Rev. Mike Decker Sunday – 10:30 a.m. Worship & Fellowship. Wednesday – 6-9 p.m. Bible Study. SPENCERVILLE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 317 West North St. - 419-296-2561 Pastor Tom Shobe 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship; 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Service TRINITY UNITED METHODIST Corner of Fourth & Main, Spencerville Phone 419-647-5321 Rev. Jan Johnson, Pastor Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship service. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Spencerville Rev. Ron Shifley, Pastor Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Church School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. AGAPE FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES 9250 Armstrong Road, Spencerville Pastors Phil & Deb Lee Sunday - 10:00 a.m. Worship service. Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study HARTFORD CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Independent Fundamental) Rt. 81 and Defiance Trial Rt. 2, Box 11550 Spencerville 45887 Rev. Robert King, Pastor Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service; 7:00 p.m. Evening worship and Teens Alive (grades 7-12). Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Bible service. Tuesday & Thursday– 7- 9 p.m. Have you ever wanted to preach the “Word of God?” This is your time to do it. Come share your love of Christ with us.

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FAITH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Road U, Rushmore Pastor Robert Morrison Sunday – 10 am Church School; 11:00 Church Service; 6:00 p.m. Evening Service Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Evening Service ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA CATHOLIC CHURCH 512 W. Sycamore, Col. Grove Office 419-659-2263 Fax: 419-659-5202 Fr. Tom Oedy Masses: Tuesday-Friday - 8:00 a.m.; First Friday of the month - 7 p.m.; Saturday - 4:30 p.m.; Sunday - 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Confessions - Saturday 3:30 p.m., anytime by appointment. CHURCH OF GOD 18906 Rd. 18R, Rimer 419-642-5264 Fax: 419-642-3061 Rev. Mark Walls Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH Rev. Robert DeSloover, Pastor 7359 St. Rt. 109 New Cleveland Saturday Mass - 7:00 p.m. Sunday Mass - 8:30 a.m. IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH Ottoville Rev. John Stites Mass schedule: Saturday - 4 p.m.; Sunday - 10:30 a.m. ST. BARBARA CHURCH 160 Main St., Cloverdale 45827 419-488-2391 Fr. John Stites Mass schedule: Saturday 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8:00 a.m. ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH 135 N. Water St., Ft. Jennings Rev. Joe Przybysz Phone: 419-286-2132 Mass schedule: Saturday 5 p.m.; Sunday 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. ST. MICHAEL CHURCH Kalida Fr. Mark Hoying Saturday – 4:30 p.m. Mass. Sunday – 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. Masses. Weekdays: Masses on Mon., Tues., Wed. and Friday at 8:00 am; Thurs. 7:30 p.m.

TRINITY LUTHERAN 303 S. Adams, Middle Point Rev. Tom Cover Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship service. GRACE FAMILY CHURCH 634 N. Washington St., Van Wert Pastor: Rev. Ron Prewitt Sunday - 9:15 a.m. Morning worship with Pulpit Supply. KINGSLEY UNITED METHODIST 15482 Mendon Rd., Van Wert Phone: 419-965-2771 Pastor Chuck Glover Sunday School - 9:30 a.m.; Worship - 10:25 a.m. Wednesday - Youth Prayer and Bible Study - 6:30 p.m. Adult Prayer meeting - 7:00 p.m. Choir practice - 8:00 p.m. TRINITY FRIENDS CHURCH 605 N. Franklin St., Van Wert 45891 Ph: (419) 238-2788 Sr. Pastor Stephen Savage Outreach Pastor Neil Hammons Sunday - 8:15 a.m. - Prayer time; 9:00 a.m. Worship, Sunday School, SWAT, Nursery; Single; 10:30 a.m. Worship, Nursery, Children’s Church, Discipleship class; Noon - Lunch Break; 2:00 p.m. Service for men at Van Wert Correctional Fac.; 3:00 p.m. Service for women at Van Wert Correctional Fac., Service at Paulding jail Tuesday - 1:00 p.m. - Share, Care, Prayer Group in Fireside Room; 10-noon - Banquet Table Food Pantry; 6:30 p.m. Quilting Friends in Fellowship Hall; 7 p.m. B.R.E.A.L. Women’s group in Room 108. Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. Small groups, Discipleship Series in sanctuary, Christian Life Club, Nursery, Preschool; 7 p.m. R.O.C.K. Youth; 8 p.m. Worship Team rehearsal. Thursday - 4-5:30 p.m. Banquet Table Food Pantry. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 13887 Jennings Rd., Van Wert Ph. 419-238-0333 Children’s Storyline: 419-238-2201 Email: Pastor Steven A. Robinson Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages; 10:30 a.m. Family Worship Hour; 6:30 p.m. Evening Bible Hour. Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. Word of Life Student Ministries; 6:45 p.m. AWANA; 7:00 p.m. Prayer and Bible Study. MANDALE CHURCH OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Rev. Don Rogers, Pastor Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School all ages. 10:30 a.m. Worship Services; 7:00 p.m Worship. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Prayer meeting.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Court records show rocker Nancy Wilson has filed for divorce from writer-director Cameron Crowe after more than 20 years of marriage. The Heart singer-guitarist cited irreconcilable differDelphos Little League President Mark Gerker accepts ences for the divorce, which $300 from Delphos Eagles Auxiliary officer Marty was filed Sept. 16. The court filings say Carder. Wilson and Crowe separated in 2008. They were married in 1986 and have twin 10-yearold sons. Wilson is seeking joint custody. Crowe is known for directing films such as “Jerry Maguire” and “Say Anything.” He won an Oscar for writing the screenplay for the film “Almost Famous.”

Nancy Wilson files for divorce from director Cameron Crowe

Delphos Canal Commission Trustee Barb Seffernick LOS ANGELES (AP) — accepts $300 from Eagles Auxiliary Secretary Kathy Portia (POR’-shuh) de Rossi Siefker.

Portia de Rossi takes wife Ellen Degeneres’ name

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CALVARY EVANGELICAL CHURCH 10686 Van Wert-Decatur Rd. Van Wert, Ohio 419-238-9426 Rev. Clark Williman. Pastor Sunday, Sept. 26-Oct. 3 Sunday - 8:45 a.m. Friends and Fellowship; 9:00 a.m. Sunday School; 9:45 a.m. Friends and Fellowship; 9:55 a.m. Prayer at the altar; 10 a.m. Morning Worship Service. Monday - 7 p.m. Cuisine Queens planning meeting, FH. Tuesday - 9:00 am - Hearth and Home on Westwood Drive. Wednesday - 1:30 pm Adult Prayer and Bible Study, Rm. S100; 6:45 p.m. AWANA; 6:45 p.m. Jr. and Sr. High Youth Group, Big Room; 6:45 p.m. Women’s Bible Study, Rm. W102; 6:45 p.m. Women’s Small Group, Rm S102; 7 p.m. Women’s Small Group, Rm W100; 7 p.m. Men’s Bible Study, Rm S100. Thursday - 12-4 p.m. Cancer Socity’s Road to Recovery, FH. Sunday - 8:45 a.m. Friends and Fellowship; 9 a.m. Sunday School; 9:45 a.m. Friends and Fellowship; 9:55 a.m. Prayer at the altar; 10 a.m. Morning Worship Service.

Sherry Fetzer of Up To The Challenge/Special Olympics accepts $300 from Eagles Auxiliary officer Rosie Hilvers. Up to the Challenge holds softball games during the Delphos Fourth of July celebration and other events for challenged individuals.

has officially taken wife Ellen Degeneres’ last name. A Los Angeles Superior Court commissioner granted De Rossi’s request to take the last name of her partner during a closed hearing Thursday. The television star will now legally be known as Portia Lee James DeGeneres. The couple was married in August 2008. The 37-yearold Australian-born actress asked for the name change last month. Neither woman attended the hearing. They married during the five-month window in which gay marriage was legal in California. Portia DeGeneres is wellknown for her roles on several television series, including “Ally McBeal,” “Arrested Development” and “Better Off Ted.”

VAN WERT COUNTY William A. Rager Revocable Trust, Lou Ann Rager Revocable Trust to Jerry L. Rager Revocable Trust, Julie K. Rager Revocable Trust, portion of section 27, Union Township. Brian J. Pohlman, Melissa J. Pohlman to Brian J. Pohlman, Melissa J. Pohlman, portion of section 9, Ridge Township. Estate of Richard D. Lewis to Betty L. Lewis, Jennifer R. Profit, portion of lot 58, Van Wert subdivision. Van Wert Federal Savings to Helen M. Kreischer, portion of section 26, Pleasant Township. Bank of Geneva to Richard Edgell, Rhonda Edgell, inlot 343, Willshire. Estate of Robert G. Hall to Ada C. Hall, portion of section 32, Willshire Township. Estate of Calvin C. Neiford, Joy S. Showalter-Oliver to Joy S. Showalter-Oliver, portion of section 11, Pleasant Township. Tammy Lynn Dickman, Tammy L. Dickman to Shawn C. Ardner, Jennifer L. Ardner, outlot 18, Delphos. Sandra J. Taylor to Tom A. Myers, Diane M. Germann, inlot 283, portion of inlots 2, 282, Convoy. Carl Miller to Jacqueline Miller, inlot 248, Ohio City. William C. McClure, Brenda McClure to Rose Marie McClure, portion of section 13, Harrison Township. Rose Marie McClure to Rose Marie McClure, Jason R. McClure, Michael C. McClure, Jody L. McClure, portion of section 13, Harrison Township. Brett A. Agler, Dawn M. Agler to Federal National Mortgage, inlot 1134, Van Wert.

Linda L. Germann to Jeffrey D. Germann, Linda L. Germann, portion of section 2, Willshire Township. Shelly Christine Steele, Shelly C. Steele, Sheriff Stan D. Owens to Federal Home Loan Mortgage, inlot 2110, Van Wert. Tia M. Grunden, Tia M. Hittle, Sheriff Stan D. Owens to Phil Fleming, portion of inlot 687, Van Wert. Jeffery D. Stittsworth, Jamie G. Stittsworth, Sheriff Stan D. Owens to Brenda Sharrow, Shannon Coleman, inlots 176, 177, Ohio City.

the ear of President Barack Obama and has helped the city get major donations from Winfrey and New Jersey’s Jon Bon Jovi. According to The New York Times, Zuckerberg and Booker met at a conference over the summer and kept in touch. The donation was first reported Wednesday night by The Star-Ledger of Newark. An official familiar with the plan confirmed it to The Associated Press on Thursday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because those involved were told not to steal the thunder from Winfrey’s show. Zuckerberg is ranked by Forbes magazine as the 35th wealthiest American, with a net worth of $6.9 billion. That makes him richer than Apple’s Steve Jobs and News Corp.’s Rupert Murdoch. Facebook has 500 million users and is valued by Forbes at $23 billion. Some suggested that altruism was not the only thing behind the gift. The announcement comes a week before “The Social Network” opens widely. The movie, whose tagline is “You don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies,” portrays Zuckerberg as taking the idea for Facebook from other Harvard students.

PUTNAM COUNTY Fannie Mae AKA Federal National Mortgage Association, City of Continental, Lot 59, Lot 60, to Carl F. Corbitt and Elizabeth C. Corbitt. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, City of Fort Jennings, Lot 20, to Gary A. Stechschulte and Rose A. Stechschulte. Belles of St. Nicholas partnership, City of Miller City Lot 20, Lot 21 and Lot 22, to Kevin Niese. Nathan P. Reynolds and Heather R. Reynolds, City of Leipsic, Lot 190 and Lot 300, to Reynolds Business Investments LLC.




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080 Help Wanted
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Inpatient Hospice
Third shift, two days per week, every other weekend and every other holiday (four days per pay period). Hospice experience preferred; training provided. Inpatient Hospice Ctr. 1155 Westwood Van Wert, OH 45891

290 Wanted to Buy
Raines Jewelry
Scrap Gold, Gold Jewelry, Silver coins, Silverware, Pocket Watches, Diamonds.

530 Farm Produce
Apples, tomatoes, pumpkins, variety of autumn decorations and hardy mums. Gessner Produce, 1 mile north of Delphos on 66. Open daily 10am-5pm. Closed on Sunday’s 419-692-5749.

800 House For Sale
FULL REMODEL completed soon. Can customize to you. 607 W. 7th St., Delphos. 0 Down, Home Warranty, Free appli ances. 419-586-8220 FULL REMODEL complete soon at 829 Moening St. Delphos. Can customize to you. 0 Down, Home Warranty, Free appli ances. 419-586-8220 OWNER MUST SACRIFICE: Many updates to this aluminum 1.5 story w/2 BRs, spacious living & formal dining. 1 car de tached garage on 95x104 lot. Delphos schools, all appliances stay. Call Judy Dickman 419-234-5961. 0 DOWN, warranty, free appliances, Remodeled home. A great country 4 bed, 1 1/2 Bath home in Lincolnview school district. Has new carpet, paint, landscape, new central air, water heater, new lighting, updated plumbing and electric, some new windows, 19176 Venedocia-Eastern Rd., Venedocia. 419-586-8220.

001 Card Of Thanks
WE WOULD like to thank everyone who expressed their sympathy and support during the recent passing of our Dad, Rufus D. Bonifas. A special thanks to Harter & Schier Funeral Home, for their compassion and gracious help. We would also like to thank the Knights of Columbus; VFW Military Honor Guard, and the VFW Auxiliary for the nice luncheon. Thank you also to the organist, cantor and altar boys for your assistance at our Dad’s funeral mass. To all of our family and friends; your prayers, support and kind words about Dad have been greatly appreciated. Thank You and God Bless You All. The Family of Rufus D. Bonifas

040 Services
LAMP REPAIR Table or floor. Come to our store. Hohenbrink TV. 419-695-1229

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0 DOWN, warranty, free appliances, Remodeled home. A great coun try home with a view! A 4 bed, 2 Bath has a master suite with Jacuzzi tub and French doors with multiple decks, 2 car garage, new cabinets, high efficiency furnace, C/A, 19206 State Rd., Delphos, 419-586-8220. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT needed for Corporate Office support at K&M Tire in the Marketing department to manage various spreadsheets and tracking reports. This individual must have intermediate Excel skills; 12 years general education or equivalent; and the ability to prioritize and organize effectively. Full-time hours 8am-4:30pm Mon-Fri. To apply, visit our website at, click on Employment Opportunities and complete application. Send resume/ap plication to: K&M Tire 1125 Spencerville Road PO Box 279 Delphos, OH 45833 Fax 419-879-5410 JOEY FRATELLO’S now hiring. Servers and cooks. Apply in store. 126 N. Main St. LOCAL FOOD Manufacturer Temp to direct hire positions 1st and 2nd shift 12 hour shifts OT and Weekends required Call 419-227-0113 or apply online:

550 Pets & Supplies
FOR SALE: ICA registered golden retriever puppies, 9 weeks old. Parents on site. Local breeder. 1 female $350, 3 males $300 each. 419-236-4006

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300 Household Goods
NEW, QUEEN plush top mattress, never used, still sealed in original wrapper. $75.00. (260)220-1596.

590 House For Rent
2 BDRM, 1 1/2 BA, Attached garage. Available soon. 419-692-3951 2 BDRM, 1 BA, 730 Elida Ave., Delphos. No Pets. $425/mo. 419-695-5006 2 BDRM, 1 BA, Updated kitchen and bedrooms. W/D hookup. $425/mo., $500 security deposit. (937)570-1853 2 BEDROOM with basement. Washer/Dryer hook-up. No Pets. $425/month. Deposit Required. 419-642-3063. SMALL 2 BDRM, 318 S. Cass St. $300/mo. and deposit. (419)996-9870

095 Child Care
NEED DAY Care? Send your little ones to me. Lots of love and fun available. Call 419-692-2601.

340 Garage Sales
BARN/WOODS SALE: Friday & Saturday 9am -5pm. 2 miles east of Delphos, 5 miles west of Elida on 309. Collectibles, fishing, misc., something for everyone.

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120 Financial
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COMPUTER ARMOIRE, portable closet, baby clothes 12m-2T, girls clothes 8-10 1/2 , women’s clothes 4-8, men jeans, miscellaneous baby items, first communion dresses, shoes, wedding dress, Ford F 250. Friday 6-8 and Saturday 9-4. 132 Truax Road, Cloverdale, 2 houses west of the park. All items priced to sell.

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Dear Annie: My father, are so adorable. I hope no who has been remarried one comes barreling down for 17 years, has a stepson, the street when they are run“James,” who is 15 years ning around. Terrible things younger than I am. I like can happen so quickly.” You also should consider James, but he is the son my father always wanted, the teaching the children what golden child with an inter- their parents do not. Ask the esting and prestigious job, parents if you can give the who speaks two languages, kids some cookies. While they is married with two beauti- are munching away, explain ful children, well, you get that cars cannot always see them when they dash into the idea. I have dealt with my the street or ride their scooters in traffic. Tell father’s favoritism them to play on the for many years sidewalk, or at the and never said very least, to get off a word. But two the road when they months ago, I sent hear a car. You also my father a high can ask your local school graduation police for assisannouncement for tance. my youngest son. Dear Annie: We never heard “Father of Freddie back. When I called the Freeloader” and asked if he got made it clear that the announcement, he replied, “Yeah, Annie’s Mailbox he is upset his son “bailed” and got a and I don’t see GED. This irritates me. what the big deal is.” My niece recently received I was crushed. His attitude rendered me speechless. her GED a year earlier than I was holding back tears. The she would have graduatconversation continued about ed high school and is now James’ child’s latest, greatest attending college. Yet her accomplishment. I can’t take family is ashamed that she it anymore and feel it may be didn’t graduate with her class easier to simply stop speak- and get a regular diploma. ing to my father. Any advice? My brother has two degrees. He is a flight paramedic and -- Second Best Dear Second Best: Some a registered nurse. He saves parents find it difficult to lives and earns more in one praise their own children, day than most people do in but have no such reluctance a week. He got his GED at about children they didn’t the age of 18. It didn’t hold raise. And your father likely him back. People should stop focusis living vicariously through James, but it doesn’t mean ing on how the diploma was he loves him more. You must obtained, and simply be tell Dad how much his atti- happy, proud and excited that tude hurts, or nothing will others are furthering their ever change. If you can do it education. -- Omaha, Neb. Annie’s Mailbox is written calmly, face to face, it would be best, but even a phone call by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the is better than silence. Dear Annie: We live in a Ann Landers column. Please very nice neighborhood, and e-mail your questions to there are a lot of kids. These, children run across the street or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, without looking for cars. c/o Creators Syndicate, 5777 They ride their scooters in W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, the middle of the street. The Los Angeles, CA 90045. parents are nowhere in sight. I have teenagers, and while they know to be on the lookout for these children, they have lots of friends who come and go, not to mention other people who cruise down our street not expecting children to be in the way. What happened to teaching your kids safety rules? What happened to responsible parenting? When my kids were that age, one of us was always outside watching them. We aren’t particularly chummy with the neighbors, but we will wave to each other in passing. How can we get these parents to take care of their kids without causing trouble? -- Bettendorf, Iowa Dear Bettendorf: Some parents are lazy and don’t pay attention to potential dangers until there is a tragedy. The next time you see one of these parents, you might casually say, “Your children

Friday, September 24, 2010

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Tomorrow’s Horoscope
By Bernice Bede Osol
Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010 Some excellent changes could be in the works for you in the coming year that might have something to do with both your social life and your workrelated affairs. The improvements you experience will favorably affect your family as well. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Forgo talking about your family runins or problems with others, because what you say in anger will get back to whomever is the target. What you say will not just be repeated but embellished. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) - Someone with whom you’ve had personal problems might start to get chummy with a buddy of yours. Before s/he can do any harm, explain your consternation to your friend. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) - Take care not to place a friend or yourself in an awkward position by asking to borrow something in front of others, in case s/he needs to say no. Be more discreet. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Spend time participating in some kind of lighthearted, pleasurable activity with friends, instead of attempting to further a personal ambition. Give it a rest already! AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) - Take it easy and don’t make life a win-or-lose situation. You could trip over your own ego, should you begin competing against a good acquaintance. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) Bear in mind that sometimes people start voicing crazy things just to hear themselves talk. If you sense that’s the case, take what is being said with a hefty grain of Mrs. Dash. ARIES (March 21-April 19) - Think before you speak, because even though you might not have any intention to do so, you could accidentally say something that a sensitive friend could find offensive. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) - If you can’t stand to lose, don’t engage in any competitive sport, especially if you intend to play a competitor whom you badly want to beat. There’s a good chance s/he has been busy practicing. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) - No matter how angry you might be at the moment, do not get into any heated disagreement with someone in your family if there are outsiders present. It will tar the entire clan, not just you. CANCER (June 21-July 22) - Don’t expect a partnership arrangement to work out as well as anticipated, if neither you nor your colleague is exercising good judgment. Lay out a game plan first and analyze it for bugs. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) - If you must work on a complex commercial endeavor, be extra patient and diligent about what you’re doing and how you go about it. Hidden problems are apt to be part of the mix. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) - You might feel you have a lot to tell your friends, but be careful you don’t end up dominating the conversation. Once you’ve had your say, let up and listen to the responses.
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D E A R DR. GOTT: DR. PETER J. GOTT I am writing in hopes to get a response for a terrible problem my daughter is having with her fingertips. When she was just out of the Air Force, she began a business cleaning homes. She had her hands in water and chemical cleaners constantly. She hasn’t done that job for the past five years, but since then, she has a cracking of her fingertips that is painful, and they sometimes bleed. Her pharmacist and family doctor told her that this would probably never heal. She has tried tea-tree oil, Corn Husker’s lotion and every cream we can think of. It used to get worse in the winter but now happens yearround. Would seeing a dermatologist help? Or is this really something that she will have to live with? I’m afraid that she will eventually get a bad infection or something else. She’s now six months pregnant, but anything that you suggest could be held off until after the baby is born. DEAR READER: Well, you’re right about holding off until after she delivers. Furthermore, if she plans to nurse her infant, that might have a bearing on treatment. Because of her pregnancy, I recommend that she not do anything without consulting with her OB/GYN. Cracked fingers are a true dilemma and are difficult to repair. I could tell you countless remedies, but you’ve likely tried them all. So let’s consider auxiliary approaches. 1. Your daughter should see her physician to rule out a fungal infection causing the splitting. Some people on antifungal shampoos have found that massaging the product onto their scalps three times a week has healed their cracked fingertips. 2. She might also have lab work to test her thyroid, because abnormal levels can cause cracking. 3. She should not shower using very warm to hot water. The higher the heat, the more likely her skin will dry out and crack. 4. She should wear rubber gloves when washing dishes or doing household chores with harsh chemicals. Anything on her open skin falls into the “harsh” category. 5. She should keep her skin moisturized. One of the best and cheapest solutions is to use a petroleum-jelly product that she generously applies to her hands before going to sleep. She should then slip her hands into whitecotton gloves overnight. This pattern should be repeated every night until her skin is better. 6. She should wear gloves or mittens when hanging out laundry or going outside in cold, windy weather. This will further maintain what moisture her fingertips hold. 7. If, after trying these approaches, she does not experience relief, an examination by a dermatologist may be appropriate.

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By SAMANTHA GROSS The Associated Press NEW YORK — Her 410 days of solitary confinement in an Iranian prison were mostly cramped quarters and endless monotony, but Sarah Shourd chooses to savor the few moments of joy: a proposal from her boyfriend and a birthday celebration complete with a chocolate cake. Shourd, her boyfriend Shane Bauer and their friend Josh Fattal were captured in 2009 while hiking near the Iran-Iraq border. Shourd talked about her experiences Thursday with The Associated Press in one of her first interviews since her release on Sept. 14 after officials in Oman mediated bail. One of her happiest days, she said, was the celebration of her 32nd birthday last month. Somehow the men, who remain in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison, had persuaded a guard into bringing her the cake and even found a way to give her a whiff of liberty. They talked her through a whole imaginary day that they called a “freedom walk” — from waking up and having pancakes, to going to a lake, then walking to her mother’s apartment. When they came to the part of their story where the apartment door opened, Bauer and Fattal spun Shourd around. “They had brought all the pictures we had of our family and put them on these boxes, so everyone was there, and it was a surprise party. It was beautiful,” she said, her voice catching. “I cried.” But most days in prison were far more monotonous — or terrifying. She recalled how the three made a vow while blindfolded in a prison van shortly after their

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“I just had to be sure that I was strong when I went into the interrogation room because I wanted to make sure that I didn’t, that they didn’t manipulate me into saying anything that I didn’t want to say.”

- Sarah Shourd capture: If they were separated, they would go on hunger strike until they were reunited. Shourd starved herself for four days, lying alone in her cell and growing weaker. In prison, she kept reviewing her last day of freedom. What could they have done differently? What if, when they asked a tea vendor near a waterfall for advice on a hiking path, they had gone another way? On the fourth day, the hikers were reunited for five minutes. Shourd began eating again, but their captivity was just beginning. Alone in her cell, Shourd began going over multiplication tables in her head. It was the only way she could keep out thoughts of her mother. Of whether she knew where her daughter was. Of how worried she must be. Of whether they would see each other again. If she thought of her mother, she began to fall apart, Shourd recalled. “I just had to be sure that I was strong when I went into the interrogation room because I

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wanted to make sure that I didn’t, that they didn’t manipulate me into saying anything that I didn’t want to say,” she said. She wondered whether she’d be hurt. If suddenly the door might open and she’d be dragged away. Instead, a few times a day, a female guard would come bearing layers of extra clothing and a blindfold, so when Shourd arrived at the interrogation room she couldn’t see the faces of her questioners. She was amazed at their “good cop, bad cop” approach, just like on TV shows back in the U.S. They had her write down what felt like every detail of her life, from her childhood in Los Angeles to her time living with Bauer in Syria, where she taught English and Bauer, a native of Onamia, Minn., was a freelance journalist. Fattal, who grew up in Pennsylvania, had come to the Middle East to visit them. Over two months, she wrote hundreds of pages, she said. When she would finish writing an answer to a question, an interrogator would tell her “this is not good enough” and tear up her words. She would write again, and again hear the pages tear. “I would just write it the same every time,” she said. They questioned her about her e-mails and about her Skype contacts, looking for any indication she had intended to come to Iran. Should says she’d been missing the green mountains of the U.S. after a year in Syria. She and Bauer had heard from friends that the lush lands of northern Iraq had been largely untouched by the war. So they and Fattal traveled to Ahmed Awa waterfall, where they found hundreds of Kurdish families eating at restau-

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ATLANTA (AP) — On Sunday mornings, accused megachurch Bishop Eddie Long is usually draped in regal robes and dripping with diamonds and platinum — the kind of material rewards he often says are in God’s plan for those listening. His message expected this Sunday will be the first in public since three young men accused him in lawsuits of having sexual relationships with them, which he has vehemently denied only through his lawyer and a Twitter posting. Long built his congregation into a megachurch empire, telling his followers God wanted them to be wealthy and delivering fiery sermons with a secular swagger. He hangs with celebrities like rapper T.I. and donates money to charities and candidates. Even the county sheriff is among his followers. Long spent more than 20 years building all that up, but his empire hangs in the balance. And his 25,000 followers aren’t about to let it all come tumbling down after the three men’s claims that the bishop abused his spiritual authority. “I’ve always thought he was a very powerful man of God,” said Anshay Tull, a 27-year-old attendee of New Birth. “I’m just praying, trying to stay hopeful that it’s not true. If it is true, he has to take that up with God. But that can’t take away from the Word that he gives. I think he’s very gifted.” He’s preached against gay marriage, and his church has counseled gay members to become straight — even though the men claim in their lawsuits that Long used money, cars, international trips, jewelry and other objects to lure them into sexual relationships when they were 17 or 18 years old.

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The Associated Press The troubles of the U.S. education system are getting a big screen close-up. There are no fewer than four education documentaries slated for release by the end of this year, including “Waiting for ’Superman,”’ a poignant look at the lives of five children hoping to escape the dismal outcome of students at neighborhood public schools by winning entrance to a successful charter. The film by Davis Guggenheim, the Oscar-winning director of “An Inconvenient Truth,” has already created a stir in education circles and opens in New York and Los Angeles Friday. Those in the education community hope the films will do for education what “An Inconvenient Truth” did for the environmental movement by putting a much-needed spotlight on the failures of schools in America. “In the education reform world, for the last 15 years, people have been saying, ’We need a movie, like a big movie, to come along and tell people what is really going on,” said Joe Williams, the president of Democrats for Education Reform. “Now in one year we’ve got more than we can handle.” Also on the list for red carpet treatment: “Race to Nowhere,” created by a mother-turned activist upset at a high-stakes test culture in public education; “The Lottery,” which profiles four Harlem children hoping to win a slot at a charter school; and “Lunch Line,” a look at the history of school lunch.

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rants and camping. The first indication they were near the Iran border was three hours into their hike when they met Iranian officials on a trail leading from the waterfall. By then, it was too late. Shourd tried to resist her imprisonment at first. She constantly yelled, cried or begged her captors for a phone call. She was confined to her 10-foot-by-5-foot cell. At night, the bit of sunlight from the window would dim, but the lights stayed on. Eventually, the interrogations ended. The two men were moved into a cell together. The three Americans were allowed to see each other, at first for 30 minutes each day, then for an hour, then for two. The trio had local TV, including 15 minutes of English-language news every day. They received a bundle of letters from their parents and siblings about once a month. And they had books in English. Shourd read the Quran, using her basic Arabic to communicate haltingly with some Farsi-speaking guards about religion. Shourd would spend all day saving up details to tell the other two. At first, the three went over what they called “reruns” — reviewing every memory of their lives in tremendous detail. When those ran out, they started to dream of the future and what they would do on the outside. Some plans were bigger than others. On one evening, Bauer asked Fattal to stay in their cell during their allotted time outdoors, so that the couple could have a moment alone. The two sat on a rough wool mat, cockroaches skittering around them and dust filling the air. They held hands, and Bauer asked her to marry him. He made them engagement rings from two thin pieces of string.

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