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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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I-gym in running for Pepsi grant


Delphos City Schools Board of Education

Edinger gives pay-to-participate plan

Maggie Wannemacher of the I-gym in Delphos is applying for the Pepsi Challenge Grant. The I-gym, located in the Peak Fitness Center, 333 N. St., has made it to round two and needs everyone’s help in voting. Go to www.facebook. com/pepsi?ref=nf#!/ pepsi?v=app_4949752878 or go directly to Pepsi’s site at www.refresheverything. com/igymfitnesscenter. Once on the Pepsi Facebook page, click on the middle tab which says Pepsi Refresh. Now look for the gray button to “Vote on the Site.” Click there and it will go to the voting page. In the search area (top right), type in I-gym. This will then bring up another page with the “Vote on this Site” button. Log in with name and e-mail address to register to vote only the first time. Complete this information and then vote for the I-gym daily. Only the top 10 winners are awarded the grant. Nancy Spencer photos Voters can also text Jefferson High School Principal John Edinger presented 105264 to Pepsi (73774). the proposal for pay-to-participate fees for non-credit extraStandard text messagcurriculars for students in grades 7-12. Edinger, coaches, ing rates apply. parents, board members and boosters met to arrive at the proposal.


K of C’s holding freethrow competition The Delphos Knights of Columbus Council 1362 is sponsoring a Free-Throw Championship starting at 1 p.m. Saturday at All Saints Gymnasium. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. All boys and girls 10-14 years old are eligible to participate and will compete in the respective age divisions. Age eligibility is determined by the age of the contestants as of Jan. 1. Local winners will progress through the district and state competition. Trophies will be awarded to the winner and runnerup in each age division. TODAY Boys Basketball (6 p.m.): Ottoville at Crestview; Van Wert at Bellmont. Girls Basketball: Lincolnview at Kalida, 6 p.m. Wrestling: LCC and Coldwater at Spencerville, 6 p.m. WEDNESDAY Wrestling: Columbus Grove at Riverdale, 6 p.m. THURSDAY Girls Basketball (6 p.m.): Lincolnview at Jefferson (NWC); St. John’s at St. Henry (MAC); Continental at Ottoville (PCL); Spencerville at Columbus Grove (NWC); Shawnee at Elida (WBL); Paulding at Crestview (NWC); Van Wert at Bath (WBL). Wrestling: St. Marys and Shawnee at Van Wert (WBL), 6 p.m. Snow, blowing snow tonight; 3-5 inches with high near 20. See page 2.

BY NANCY SPENCER nspencer@delphosherald.com

DELPHOS — Jefferson High School Principal John Edinger presented a proposal for pay-to-participate fees to the Delphos City Schools Board of Education Monday evening. Edinger, coaches, board members, parents, athletic director and boosters, met four times over a month-long period to form the proposal of a flat fee of $350 per

Waugh talks on visiting loved ones with dementia
BY STACY TAFF staff@delphosherald.com DELPHOS — A meeting of minds often frustrates family members. When one is confronted with the inability to connect due to dementia, that frustration is multiplied. On this subject, Diana Waugh of Waterville hopes to help by giving seminars to families and caregivers all over the country. Since 1987, Waugh has gained experience in nursing homes and health care facilities in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. Her path led to directing Waugh Consulting, an organization centered around helping health care professionals become longterm care experts. Monday evening, she presented a seminar called “Unlocking the Door to Successful Conversations with Loved Ones with Cognitive Loss” at the St. John’s Little Theater. “I call it the elephant in the room,” Waugh said, referring to memory loss. “Eighty percent of people in nursing facilities have some form of memory loss and I just don’t think we’re doing enough to help the families deal with this successfully. I wrote a book on the subject, more of a workbook, called ‘I was thinking...’ and the reason I chose that phrase was because that’s how you should start a conversation with a person who has memory loss. So many people approach a person with dementia using the words ‘do you remember...’ or ‘don’t you remem-

high school student and $250 per middle school student to cover participation in all sports and non-sports extracurricular activities. There is a family cap of $700, the equivalent of two high school students. “This is the first time as an educator I have had to make a decision that may not be in the best interest of all students,” Edinger said. “This was a very emotional process.” The district needs to cover $100,000 for coaching and

Doug Geary is the new advising salaries and retirement Eagles Lodge for more disand transportation for an entire cussion. varsity baseball coach for the school year for all non-credit Board members are still Wildcats. Geary was grantextra-curricular activities. working on filling the dis- ed a supplemental contract Edinger said the group trict’s deficit in 2011-12 and for the 2010-11 school year based the fee on participation beyond. Board members dis- Monday. He replaces Kyle in the 2009-10 school year cussed the options such as a Harmon. with 163 at the high-school property tax, income tax and Tiffany Brantley was also level and 100 at the middle- earned income tax or a com- granted a supplemental conschool level. Calculating the bination of any of the three. tract as junior high basketball fees students would have “We know we have to do cheer advisor. paid, the total was $82,000. something,” Superintendent Students will enjoy a A $25,000 gift from the Jeff Price said. “We are hop- 4-day weekend. School will Jefferson Athletic Boosters ing to have more information not be in session Monday in filled the gap. on the new governor’s bien- observance of Martin Luther “We are hoping the flat nial budget in the coming King Jr. Day and Tuesday, fee will encourage more months before we decide what teachers will participate in a kids to participate but we to ask for locally. Kasich has winter teacher work day with in-service for bullying and can’t count on those figures,” an $8 billion hole to fill.” Edinger said. “We will lose The board accepted the child-abuse prevention. Newly-elected Board some because parents can’t retirement of Non-Public afford the fee. We felt $200 Auxiliary Services Mediation President Ron Ebbeskotte for high school and $100 for Teacher Joyce Day from conducted Monday’s meetmiddle school was an ideal St. John’s Schools. Day has ing. Vice president is Malisa amount but it wouldn’t cover spent at least 40 years in Smith. The next meeting will the costs and we would have education. to eliminate coaches and proNPAS funds for St. begin at 8 p.m. Feb. 14. The grams.” John’s are handled by the Finance Committee will meet Edinger added that anyone city schools and cover special at 8 p.m. Feb. 10. Both meetwho would like to donate to education, counseling and ings are at the Administrative the boosters to help cover other services. Building. costs can contact him at the high school at 419-695-1786. The group compared payto-participate at districts with similar enrollment. East Guernsey Local School District in Lore City collects $165 per high school student per sport and $82 per middle school students per sport with no cap. Bethel-Tate Local Schools charge $185 for high school athletics and $165 for middle school athletes. Items to still be decided include a timeline to pay; reimbursements for “cut” sports; injuries and dismissal from team; and a signature page for parents and athletes to understand it is pay-toparticipate, not pay-to-play. The Jefferson Athletic School Board President Ron Ebbeskotte congratulates Boosters will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Delphos Jefferson’s new varsity baseball coach Doug Geary Monday.

Kasich’s reputation scares school leaders
BY MIKE FORD mford@delphosherald.com



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Waugh ber...’ and that immediately tell you what she ate for puts them on guard because it breakfast. So, if you approach reminds them that they have a them and say ‘how are you?’ memory problem. If you start or ‘what did you have to eat with ‘I was thinking about today,’ they’re not going to the time we...’ and then bring know, so they’re going to just up a happy memory. If they say ‘oh, I’m fine’ and it might don’t remember, then it’s OK seem insincere and as a result, because it’s not their story; so many people think they’re ‘faking it,’ when in reality, it’s yours.” Waugh says the best way they just can’t remember and to have a successful conver- they’re trying to save face. “If they start talking about sation with a person who suffers from memory loss is to something or someone that is in the past and gone, the “go wherever they are.” “One thing people always last thing you want to do is forget about dementia is that say ‘no, they died a long time it’s almost always short-term ago, remember’?” Waugh memory loss,” Waugh said. added. “You want to go there “They have very good long- with them, ask them questions term memories. For instance, about that particular place or my mom could tell you what person, so those five minutes she packed for lunch back in See WAUGH, page 3 kindergarten but she couldn’t

John Kasich was sworn in as governor Monday and is now responsible for an $8.4 billion budget deficit. He is expected to release informal data by the end of March for the next biennial budget, which will take effect in early summer. In the meantime, school treasurers are getting nervous for several reasons. Not only are they hearing talk of cuts between 10-20 percent but the governor’s reputation precedes him and it doesn’t indicate public school support. “We’re definitely concerned because of some of the viewpoints he has held. He promotes privatizing education with vouchers to charter schools and private schools. His reputation precedes him and the numbers floating around the rumor mill are 10, 15 and 20 percent but that’s all just speculation. There’s a lot of uncertainty and it makes us nervous,” Delphos City Schools Treasurer Brad Rostorfer said. His colleagues in southwest Putnam County agree. Val Maag of Jennings Local Schools anticipates cuts because of the huge deficit but is taking a “wait and see” approach until hard data is released by the administration. Ottoville Local Schools Treasurer Bob Weber has heard the same percentages but agrees with Rostorfer that it’s too early to get too nervous, despite the governor’s views on vouchers. “As a group, we’re all

“There will be a substantially different way of operating education by the time John Kasich is done being governor and if that gives some treasurers an upset stomach, that’s the way it’s going to have to be.”
— Ohio Fourth District Representative Matt Huffman concerned because of the uncertainty. We’re not sure what the budget will look like over the next two years but we’ve heard numbers that make us very leery — cuts between 10 and 20 percent. Everything is speculation and we haven’t heard any specifics but we hope to by the time the 5-year forecast is due by the end of May,” he said. Fourth District Representative Matt Huffman said he and Kasich promote “school choice.” Vouchers would enable additional parents to send their children to private or charter schools. Because public school funding depends on enrollment, this would divert state funds away from public education. “I promote school choice for parents, as does the govSee KASICH, page 2

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011


neighbor: Parents of shooting suspect devastated
By JACQUes BiLLeAUD and JULie WAtson the Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — The parents of the suspect in Saturday’s shooting spree in Tucscon are devastated and guilt-ridden, a neighbor said. Jared Loughner, 22, appeared in court Monday on federal charges that he tried to assassinate U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killed a federal judge. He is also accused of killing five others and wounding or injuring 13 others. Loughner’s parents, Randy and Amy Loughner, are devastated, according to neighbor Wayne Smith, 70. “And they feel guilty for what happened,” he told KPHO-TV Monday evening. “They want to know, where did they fail? I told them they didn’t fail. They taught him everything about right and wrong. We all know you can teach someone everything and have no control how it works out.” Amy Loughner has been in bed, crying nonstop since Saturday, Smith said. Roxanne Osler, of Tucson, whose son had been a friend of Jared Loughner’s, said he had a bad relationship with his parents and had distanced himself from family. “What Jared did was wrong. But people need to know about him,” she told The Washington Post. “I wish people would have taken a better notice of him and gotten him help. ... He had nobody, and that’s not a nice place to be.” Loughner’s parents have not spoken publicly, though Smith said the father plans to release a statement. Wearing a beige prison jumpsuit and handcuffs and sporting a pink gash on the hairline of his shaved head, Loughner on Monday afternoon spoke just a brief reply when the judge asked if he understood that he could get life in prison — or the death penalty — for killing federal Judge John Roll. “Yes,” he said. Loughner was being held without bail. Meanwhile, residents of Tucson prepared for memorial services today for the six killed in the shooting. The first real community gathering for mourners since the rampage — a Mass for all the victims at St. Odelia’s Parish in Tucson — was set for 7 p.m. President Barack Obama was scheduled to arrive in Arizona Wednesday for a memorial service days after calling the attack a tragedy for the entire country. Loughner’s court appearance in Phoenix on Monday gave the nation a first look at the man authorities say is responsible for the shooting that also left 14 injured or wounded outside a Tucson supermarket where Giffords had set up a booth to hear the

For The Record
eiCKHoLt, Anna Marie, 90, of Ottoville, Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville. the Rev. John Stites officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ottoville. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township location, where a scripture will be held at 2 p.m. Memorials may be given to St. Rita’s Hospice or the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be sent to: www.lovefuneralhome.com. LAnDin, Leona E., 96, of Ottoville, Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the Rev. John Stites officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Ft. Jennings. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township location, where scripture will be held at 2 p.m. Memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception Steeple Fund. Condolences may be sent to: www.lovefuneralhome.com.



The Delphos Herald
Vol. 141 No. 177

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Greg Kowald was driving through the center of Toowoomba when a terrifying, tsunami-like wall of water roared through the streets of the northeast Australian city. Office windows exploded, cars careened into trees and bobbed in the churning brown water like corks. The deluge washed away bridges and sidewalks; people desperately clung to power poles to survive. Before it was over, the flash flood left at least 10 dead and 78 missing. “The water was literally leaping, six or 10 feet into the air, through creeks and over bridges and into parks,” Kowald, a 53-year-old musician, told The Associated Press on today. “There was nowhere to escape, even if there had been warnings. There was just a sea of water about a kilometer (half a mile) wide.”

Scores missing in tsunami-like flood in Australia
The violent surge in Toowoomba brought the overall death toll from weeks of flooding in Queensland state to 20, a sudden acceleration in a crisis that had been unfolding gradually with swollen rivers overflowing their banks and inundating towns while moving toward the ocean. Queensland Premier Anna Bligh said there were “grave fears” for at least 18 of those missing. The high waters headed next to Australia’s third-largest city, Brisbane, where up to 9,000 homes were expected to be swamped. The Brisbane River overflowed its banks today and officials warned that dozens of low-lying neighborhoods and parts of downtown could be inundated in coming days. But nothing downstream was expected to be as fierce as the flash flood that struck Toowoomba on Monday. It

concerns of constituents. Giffords, a three-term Democrat, was in critical condition at Tucson’s University Medical Center, gravely wounded after being shot through the head but able to give a thumbs-up sign that doctors found as a reason to hope. Speaking to NBC’s “Today” show early today, Dr. Michael Lemole, chief of neurosurgery at the University of Arizona, said there was no change overnight in Giffords’ condition. When asked about swelling in her brain on the third day, which is when brain swelling often reaches its peak after an injury, Lemole said a CAT scan early today showed no increase in swelling. But he cautioned that it can sometimes take longer for brain swelling to reach its peak. “Just the fact that she’s able to respond to those commands implies that there’s not a great deal of pressure in the brain,” he said. After Saturday’s operation to temporarily remove half of her skull, doctors over the past two days had Giffords removed from her sedation and then asked basic commands such as: “Show me two fingers.” “When she did that, we were having a party in there,” said Dr. Peter Rhee, adding that Giffords has also been reaching for her breathing tube, even while sedated.

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Leonard Klima
sept. 17, 1929 Jan. 10, 2011 Leonard “Lenny” W. Klima, 81, of Ottoville, died Monday at his residence. He was born Sept. 17, 1929, in Ottoville to Wenzel and Emma (Martin) Klima. On Aug. 7, 1954, he married Ruth Brinkman, who survives. Survivors also include sons Bob (Saundra) Klima and Jim (Cindy) Klima of Ottoville; daughters Cheryl Hershey of Delphos and Mary Jo (Tim) Maag of Ottoville; sister Katie Simmons of Lima; sister-in-law Ladonna Klima of Delphos; grandchildren Eric (Jodi) Hershey, Craig (Kelly) Hershey and Kyla Hershey, Brad (Leslie) Klima, Brett (Shanah) Klima, Brittany (Dan) Albrinck, April, Crystal, Logan and Dylan Klima, Brandon Maag, Travis Maag and Bethany Maag; and greatgrandchildren Lola, Trey, and Malania Hershey, Brenden Oleson and Ava Hershey. He was also preceded in death by sons James LeRoy Klima and John Anthony Klima; granddaughter Ashley Marie Klima; and siblings Bill (Margaret) Klima, Tony (Fredona) Klima and Vincent Klima, Bertha (Ray) Spieles, Sally (Louie) Klausing and Gene Simmons. Mr. Klima was a Korean War veteran who served in the United States Army as a gun mechanic, made corporal and served from Feb. 13, 1951 to Dec. 11, 1952. He was a retired tool and dye maker from Teleflex and member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the VFW Post 3740, Fort Jennings American Legion and he was a 1948 Ottoville High School graduate. He enjoyed fishing, camping, watching sports and putting puzzles together. Mass of Christian Burial begins at 1 p.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the Rev. John Stites officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 Thursday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home and for an hour prior to the Mass at the church Friday. There will be a VFW/ American Legion service at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with a parish wake at 7:30 p.m. Memorials are to the Ottoville High School track and baseball programs.

Delphos weather
High temperature Monday in Delphos was 28 degrees, low was 10. High a year ago today was 22, low was 15. Record high for today is 57, set in 1975. Record low is -11, set in 1979. WeAtHer ForeCAst tri-county the Associated Press


Scholars of the Day

Chinese stealth fighter makes first test flight
By CHristoPHer BoDeen the Associated Press

BEIJING — China’s radar-eluding stealth fighter made its first-known test flight today, marking dramatic progress in the country’s efforts to develop cuttingedge military technologies. The prototype plane dubbed the J-20 flew for about 15 minutes over an airfield in the southwestern city of Chengdu where it was spotted carrying out runway tests last week, Kanwa Asian Defense magazine editor Andrei Chang said. Photos of the plane in flight and on the ground surrounded by men in civilian

clothes and army overcoats were also posted on unofficial Chinese military websites. A J-10 fighter — China’s last homegrown jet — flew behind it as a chase plane. The test flight comes on the second day of a visit to China by U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and the normally secretive military made no attempt to hide it or remove photos and reports about the J-20 from the Internet. The timing and handsoff approach is apparently intended to send the message that Beijing is responding to calls from the U.S. and others to be more transparent about its defense modernization and future intentions.


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was sparked by a freak storm — up to 6 inches (150 millimeters) fell in half an hour. The raging water was strong enough to rip houses off their foundations. Emergency services officers plucked more than 40 people from houses isolated overnight by the torrent that hit the Lockyer Valley, and thousands were being evacuated. In one small community in the path of the floodwaters, Forest Hill, the entire population of about 300 was being airlifted to safety in military helicopters, Bligh said. Search and rescue efforts were hampered by more driving rain, though the bad weather was easing and Bligh said the search would get easier Wednesday. Brisbane Mayor Campbell Newman said authorities were preparing for flooding affecting about 15,000 people in 80 suburbs.

St. John’s Scholar of the Day is Justin Frysinger. Congratulations Justin! Jefferson’s Scholar of the Day is Marissa Sheeter. Congratulations Marissa!

Students can pick up their awards in their school offices.

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ernor. Not only does it give parents more options but it’s better for the taxpayer. We have to stop focusing on the institutions; it’s not about this kind of school or that kind of school, it’s about the best choice for the parents and the most efficient way to educate for the taxpayer,” he said. “There will be a substantially different way of operating education by the time John Kasich is done being governor and if that gives some treasurers an upset stomach, that’s the way it’s going to have to be.” School funding is already complicated; Rostorfer said his biggest concern is tied to the political games being played in Columbus. “Under (former Governor Ted) Strickland’s formula, 38 percent of our funding is from the state but we only got 91 percent of the 38 percent because of his budget restrictions. Now, we’re up to 45 percent but we only get 86 percent of that, so we received the same amount as last year,” he said. “They get political and say they’re raising funding in some part of the formula such as ‘per pupil’ but they cut somewhere else. They can say they’re increasing school funding but in reality, either give us nothing more or actually cut our funding if what they cut is more than what they increase. “So, the biggest fear is that we’ll not only get the cuts but it will actually be much worse than they make it sound.”



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The YWCA is in need of new or gently-used twin beds, including frames, mattresses and boxes, for their Transitional Housing Program. The program is the primary comprehensive transitional living program in Van Wert, Mercer and Paulding counties, serving women and children who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, with safe housing and intensive case management support for 18 months. Women served typically exhibit multiple challenges that make permanent housing difficult to achieve, and represent all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds If interested in donating a bed or other items or are in need of assistance, contact Housing Director Jamie Evans or Housing Assistant Sheila Barnhart by calling 419-238-6639.

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Ohio man gives curbside trash new life
By JOHN JOHNSTON The Cincinnati Enquirer CINCINNATI (AP) — The round, 110-pound end table in Gene Zgoda’s living room wasn’t always a table. Its cylindrical, stainless steel body sports dozens of evenly spaced holes and was a key component in a biscuit-making machine built in 1966 by Procter & Gamble, Zgoda says. The company eventually bailed out of biscuit-making, which meant the part essentially became a piece of junk. Zgoda made it into a table by adding a wooden top and base. “I like to make things. I like to fix things,” the 69-year-old retired industrial arts teacher says. In times such as these, when economic worries and environmental consciousness intersect, the world could perhaps use a few more Gene Zgodas. Call him a recycler extraordinaire. Call him a fixer-upper. But don’t call him a professional Dumpster-diver. When the mood strikes him on Tuesday evenings — the day before Rumpke makes its rounds in his neighborhood — he drives a half mile for cigarettes. He takes a different route to and from the store and retrieves treasures from other people’s trash, including furniture, recreational items, yard tools and the like, some of which he donates to his church for its rummage sales. Many times, his finds require only minor tinkering to make them functional. “That was thrown out by J.C. Penney,” he says, pointing to a corner curio cabinet. All it needed was a plywood back and some knobs and hinges. “One day I found three electric scooters,” he says. “One actually ran when I got it.” But then he charged the battery and sparks flew. “Gotta deal with that.” “The other thing I got a while ago was an electric weed whacker.” And a chain saw. And a leaf vac, which had loose prongs that required some soldering. The chain saw “had never been run, you could tell. I took it home and it started right up.” But it was missing its bar and chain, which he bought. “Basically I got a brand-new chain saw for $25.” “I got a lawn mower, and it needed one part.” Still does. He hasn’t gotten around to fixing it. “It’s a waste that all this is pitched out there,” he says. “I just keep my eyes open. It’s like walking down the street and seeing a dollar bill lying there. Some people are attuned to that, and I got attuned this way.” He’s better equipped to repair what’s pitched than most people. The Conway, Pa., native says he was an underachiever who never did his homework in high school. But he graduated, went to aviation mechanics school and in 1962 enlisted in the Air Force, where he worked on Atlas missiles. After his discharge, he worked in engineering development at P&G, making mock-ups of machines that produced Pringles and Pampers. He returned to school to earn a vocational education degree from the University of Cincinnati, which led to a 25-year career teaching industrial arts, including 24 years at Colerain High. Sadly, he says, the number of industrial arts teachers and programs has declined precipitously over the years. That perhaps has contributed to society’s penchant for pitching things rather than repairing them. “We’re not very good stewards (of the planet),” Zgoda says. “We could be doing better.” Maybe if more people had Zgoda’s mindset when it comes to recycling, we would be doing better. Then again... “It’s nice he’s able to fix some of those things,” says


Andy Czajkowski has announced StateWide FordLincoln would join Ford Motor Company again in its ongoing commitment to the National FFA (formerly know as the Future Farmers of America). Ford has committed to a 14nth year of the Built Ford Tough-FFA collegiate scholarship program, which will reward $1000 scholarships to hundreds of FFA members, each co-sponsored by Ford Dealers like StateWide Ford-Lincoln. Ford has supported the National FFA since the first F-Series truck was introduced in 1948 and has sponsored the Built Ford Tough collegiate scholarship program since 1997. StateWide has sponsored two $1,000 scholarships a year for the past six years. The program, equally funded by Ford Motor Company and Ford Dealers, has awarded $6.1 million in scholarships to FFA members. StateWide Ford-Lincoln is sponsoring the Built Ford Tough collegiate scholarship program for Lincolnview High School, Crestview High School, Vantage, Parkway High School, Wayne Trace High School and Jefferson High School. For the 2010-2011 school year, they are helping 2 local students attend the college of their choice. To be eligible, FFA members must submit an online 2011 Scholarship Application at www.ffa.org and take the required signature page to StateWide Ford-Lincoln for the Dealer endorsement and the official Dealer Code; thus providing FFA members the opportunity to meet-and thank-the Dealer for their support of continuing education. “We want to help these future leaders succeed and become our customers from the start of their careers to the end-just like many of their parents and grandparents,” Czajkowski said.

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‘Art of Fiber’ quilt/ rug display scheduled

Both Van Wert Ys offer specials

Linda Zgoda, his wife of 42 years. But in the same breath, she adds that “there’s a limit to how much of that you want around. “I don’t like trash all over.” Her husband admits: “There is a bit of that, and it needs to be dealt with.” Linda says her favorite used item given a home by her husband is the colonial coffee table in their living room. “Somebody threw it out,” he says. He tightened up the legs, did some work on the finish, and it was almost as good as new. “By the way,” he says, “I got an air hockey table. You look at it and you say, why in the hell did somebody throw this out?” Probably because the scoring mechanism was broken. Zgoda, of course, fixed it. It’s now down in the basement. With a bunch of other stuff. “I gotta get rid of the thing,” he says.

Van Wert SWCD seedling order forms available
The Van Wert Soil & Water Conservation District is taking orders for tree seedlings. The seedlings are available in packets of ten at a minimal cost. Orders will be accepted until March 11. The following seedling species are available: American Arborvitae, Austrian Pine, Colorado Blue Spruce, Eastern Red Cedar, Eastern White Pine, Norway Spruce, American Cranberry, Arrowwood, Black Chokeberry, Black Walnut, Red Maple, Sawtooth Oak, Swamp White Oak and Tulip Poplar. Assorted packets available are: Homeowner Packet which consists of two seedlings of each of the following: Colorado Blue Spruce, Arrowwood, Red Maple, Tulip Poplar and American Arborvitae. Wildlife Packet which consists of two seedlings of each of the following: Red Cedar, Black Walnut, Sawtooth Oak, American Cranberry and Black Chokeberry. Three seed packets are available: wildflower seed, which contains 10-12 different annual and 10-12 different perennial varieties; hummingbird seed, which

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The Wassenberg Art Center, Van Wert, will present “The Art of Fiber” Jan. 16-Feb. 25. The art center’s Interim Director, Seth Baker, left, and Dale Pemberton of Van Wert are shown hanging one of the larger pieces during show preparation. The exhibit will include quilts and wall pieces from the collection of Barbara Pemberton of Van Wert and fiber art from the Black Swamp rug hooking group. Display hours are 1-5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (closed Mondays) and admission is free. For information, visit www. vanwert.com/wassenberg or call 419-238-6837.

contains 4-6 different annual and 4-6 different perennial varieties; and bird and butterfly seed which contains 7-9 different annual and 7-9 different perennial varieties. This program is open to the public. Order forms are available in the office at 1185 Professional Drive, Van Wert, on the SWCD web site atvanwertswcd.org or by calling 419-238-9591.

The YWCA of Van Wert County offers membership with two extra months free and a free session with a personal trainer. Members may renew yearly package membership with one month free and a 10 percent discount. The YWCA offers a full line of land fitness classes include Fuzion, kickboxing, Zumba, cardio variety and yoga, as well as a wide variety of water fitness classes. General operating hours are 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m. MondayThursday, 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 7:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday. It’s closed Sunday. For more information contact Program Director Danni Chiles at 419-238-6639 or visit vanwertywca.com. The YMCA of Van Wert County will match the annual fitness membership at any fitness facility other than the YMCA of Van Wert County. Anyone who paid in full anytime in 2010 may bring in proof of that purchase through Jan. 15 and the YMCA of Van Wert County will match that rate, minus $20.11. Once the year expires, the rate will go to the regular Y amount upon renewal. Information about programs, this special and other membership pricing available at the Van Wert YMCA can be found by calling 419-2380443, visiting vwymca.com or emailing jj@vwymca.org.

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YMCA of Van Wert County Executive Director Hugh Kocab, left, and board member Dr. Shad Foster recently accepted a check from Larry Wendel of Van Wert County Foundation. The YMCA of Van Wert County recently received a grant and will use the money for numerous improvements and repairs throughout the YMCA.




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dementia they have and what caused it. Waugh says it’s best to leave that to the doctors. “There are 75 different things that result in dementia, whether it’s Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or cardiovascular issues,” she said. “People waste valuable time trying to decide what it is but that’s the physician’s job. Instead, you should try to make each day worth waking up for. Is this method 100 percent foolproof? No. But if it works 10-20 percent of the time, I’ll take that.” “It’s just important to remember that when you’re talking to someone with memory loss, you have to throw away all your expectations. Don’t expect them to be

the person they were, because they aren’t, and reminding them of it will just frustrate them. Instead, try to get them to a place where they can remember something and have fun.”

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011


“If you are ruled by mind you are a king; if by body, a slave.” — Cato, Roman statesman and historian (234 B.C.-149 B.C.)

Shooting gives Congress a moment to stop, think
By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press WASHINGTON — The shooting rampage in Arizona seems to have created a reset moment for confrontational politics, as lawmakers reflect on the repercussions of the overheated rhetoric traded on the airwaves and on the campaign trail. Members of Congress from both parties called Sunday for civility over belligerence as the House temporarily shelved the contentious debate over repealing the health care law and lawmakers paused to contemplate the tragedy. Critically wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, the apparent target of a lone shooter, emerged as a potent and cautionary symbol of the current political climate. Still, there was no clear motivation for the attack, and some warned against making provocative politicians and commentators the culprits in the assault. Six died and 14 were wounded in the shooting at a Tucson shopping center where Giffords was holding a gathering with constituents. Authorities said the attack was the work of a single gunman. They described the apprehended suspect, 22-year-old Jared Loughner, as mentally unstable. President Barack Obama on Sunday called for a national moment of silence to be observed at 11 a.m. Monday and postponed a scheduled trip today to Schenectady, N.Y., where he planned to promote his economic policies. “It will be a time for us to come together as a nation in prayer or reflection, keeping the victims and their families closely at heart,” he said. The Supreme Court said it plans to convene 10 minutes early on Monday, at 9:50 a.m., so the justices can observe the moment of silence at 11 a.m. House Speaker John Boehner told lawmakers in a conference call Sunday to “pull together as an institution.” “What is critical is that we stand together at this dark time as one body,“ he said. ”We need to rally around our wounded colleague, the families of the fallen, and the people of Arizona’s 8th District. And, frankly, we need to rally around each other.“ House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi canceled a scheduled appearance Monday at the Detroit auto show. Such unifying pauses are usual after national tragedies. The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack was a coalescing moment in the nation that for a time improved the tone of

DEAR EDITOR: So often “not so good” stories travel faster than lightening. This is an awesome story that has to be told. It’s amazing how one kind gesture can inspire another. The Jefferson Show Choir was asked to sing a Christmas song after they finished their lunch at a restaurant in Van Wert on Dec. 17. The request came from a customer who had herself been in choir for many years and told us that a song would just make her day. Upon completion of singing two selections, the woman, as well as many other patrons, was crying. As the students were preparing to leave, the waitress asked us to pause so that she could tell us that the woman had just donated $100 toward the students’ food bill. When the students learned of her generosity, all 14 of them verbally expressed their gratitude and embraced the woman in a genuine hug. It was a truly amazing feeling to see the heartfelt appreciation between the woman and those kids. To all the parents of those children, Mrs. Wirth and the kids themselves, we want to say how proud we are of all of you. You are a terrific group of kids and we are honored to be a part of the Choir Boosters. Sincerely, President Jan Wiechart Treasurer Lisa Harlan Secretary Liz Wurst


$15B budget gap to test Texas
By CHRIS TOMLINSON Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — There is one enduring political value in Texas: The state does not mollycoddle. In the best of times, it spends as little as possible providing aid to the unemployed, the sick and the injured. Texans have consistently elected lawmakers who will add to the public safety net only when threatened with a federal lawsuit. Now that the state must overcome a $15 billion budget shortfall, life for those who rely on the state for employment or support is likely to get even tougher. The state comptroller announced Monday that the Texas Legislature will have roughly $8 billion less to spend in the next budget than it did in the last. The state will also be missing $7 billion in federal stimulus dollars it spent in the last budget. To make matters worse, state agencies have said they need an additional $12 billion just to maintain existing state services. So if lawmakers want to maintain the status quo, they need to raise nearly $27 billion, roughly a third of all discretionary spending. Other states with huge budget problems, such as California and Illinois, are looking at tax increases, but in the Lone Star State, where frontier self-sufficiency is exalted, the shortfall is another occasion to cut the budget. Every two years, in good economic times or bad, many state legislators pledge to cut spending, and they take those promises seriously. “I don’t think it’s the end of the world,” Gov. Rick Perry said in an interview after the new figures were released. “I think we have a budget of $76.5 billion and we’re going to live with that. . . . It’s only a budget hole when somebody has wished that they had more money.” But some legislators worried that, in a state that prides itself on having a minimal safety net, this year’s cuts could go too far. “There is a disconnect with reality,” said Rep. Garnet Coleman, a Houston Democrat. “This Legislature and this state government have always been efficient, and I’ll add to that, we’re very tight.” Facing a similar crisis in 2003, state agency heads told lawmakers they were no longer cutting fat, but cutting muscle. In 2009, they said lawmakers were cutting into the bone. Texas spends less per resident than any other state. It scores among the bottom five states in spending on public education, higher education, and health care. For most Texans between 18 and 50 who do not have a child at home, food stamps are limited to three months in a three-year period. “The decisions of this Legislature will determine what kind of future Texas will have,” said Talmadge Heflin, director of the conservative Center for Fiscal Policy. “A budget within existing revenues will keep a light burden on Texas taxpayers, encouraging large businesses and entrepreneurs to create jobs here.”

Reform needed to prevent oil spills
By DINA CAPPIELLO and HARRY R. WEBER Associated Press WASHINGTON — A presidential panel investigating the Gulf oil spill will call for additional reforms from the oil industry, Congress and the Obama administration that it says are needed to avert another catastrophic accident offshore. The blowout and rig explosion last April that killed 11 workers and released more than 200 million gallons of oil from the damaged well have prompted changes in the oil industry and at the agency in charge of offshore drilling. But the national oil spill commission will call for an even greater overhaul in federal regulations and industry-led oversight when it issues its final report today to President Barack Obama, said an official who was briefed on the report but not authorized to speak about it publicly. Among the commission’s recommendations: increasing budgets and training for the federal agency that regulates offshore drilling; increasing the liability cap for damages when companies drilling offBy JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press shore have a spill; dedicating 80 percent of fines and penalties from the BP spill to environmental restoration in the Gulf; and lending more weight to scientific advice in government decisions about where to permit oil and gas leasing. Many of the report’s conclusions were previewed in earlier discussions by the panel, and at least one — the suggestion that water pollution fines be used to pay for Gulf Coast restoration — has been endorsed by the president. For that to occur, Congress would have to pass legislation. “The improvements in the Interior Department’s regulatory capability are, we believe, relatively modest,” co-chairman William K. Reilly said during a meeting in early December in which the panel’s staff outlined its recommended reforms. “And failure to upgrade the quality of federal regulation would be a national scandal.” The seven-member panel will recommend that Congress draft legislation to further reorganize the Interior Department, which has already adjusted its structure to sepa$10,000 bond following three hours in the Travis County jail, where he was taken after being sentenced. During a 10-minute speech to the judge before his sentencing, DeLay said the politically motivated case against him had affected his wife’s health, forced him to raise and spend $10 million in legal fees and cost him everything he had worked for — including the second-highest post in the U.S. House. “Just because somebody disagrees with you they got to put you in jail, bankrupt you, destroy your family,” he said. DeLay was convicted in Travis County, one of the most Democratic counties in Texas, which is one of the most Republican states in the country. Lead prosecutor Gary Cobb said there was nothing political about DeLay’s prosecution and called the former congressman “arrogant” for not taking responsibility for his crime. “He’s been accusing us of (politics) ever since Day One. But every time someone opposes him, tries to hold him to account for something he’s done, he accuses those people of politics,” Cobb said. After the sentencing, DeLay’s attorney Dick DeGuerin said only that the case would not stand on appeal. “Tom DeLay did not steal. He did not rob. He did not line

Capitol Hill debate. Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania and an expert on political rhetoric, said there were similar breaks after the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. “There was a lot of discussion about the meaning of the moment and what rhetoric had done to incite it,” she said. What’s more, the attack on Giffords has given members of Congress a sense of unusual common purpose. Leaders from both parties worked together Sunday to offer members assurances that they were reviewing security measures. Rep. John Larson, D-Conn., the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, said his colleagues hope for “greater comity within the House and the discourse that takes place all across this country.” Still, politics is a quarrelsome business and those breaks are short-lived. In the 1990s politicians lamented “the politics of personal destruction.” President George W. Bush was the subject of vicious criticism from the left, and President Obama has come under stinging, personal attack from some of his critics.

One Year Ago • The Delphos City Schools Board of Education met Saturday for its annual organizational meeting and work session to follow. The 2010 board president will be Perry Wiltsie and Ron Ebbeskotte will act as vice president. 25 Years Ago — 1986 • Matt Pohlman, son of Michael and Helen Pohlman of Venedocia, recently won the St. John’s Grade School spelling bee and will now compete in March for the Van Wert County championship. Runner-up Kevin Schimmoeller, son of John and Sandra Schimmoeller, will represent St. John’s in February in the Allen County spelling bee. • Several Columbus Grove firefighters were honored for years of service during the organization’s annual party. Ted Clevidence was honored for 51 years service. Ted Verhoff received a plaque for 55 years service, Omer Pingle, a 30-year pin, Dave Cartwright, 30-year pin, Gary Clymer and Jim Doty, 20-year plaques. • JoAn Smith, H&R Block franchise owner in Delphos, has received her treasury card authorizing her to practice before the Internal Revenue Service. Smith has been with H&R Block 13 years. She recently attended the H&R Block Satellite Franchise Convention in Columbus where she received a special award for outstanding achievements in public relations. 50 Years Ago — 1961 • Mrs. Eugene Laudick was elected president of Phi Delta Sorority at a meeting held Monday at the home of Mrs. Richard Schlagbaum on Jackson Street. Other sorority officers named to serve during the year 1961 were: Mrs. William DeWeese, vice president; Mrs. Mack Endsley, secretary; Mrs. William Remlinger, treasurer; Mrs. Elmer Helmkamp, social chairman; Mrs. James Weger, program chairman; Mrs. Robert Christen, charity chairman; and Mrs. Richard Schlagbaum, reporter. • The Pleasant Valley Bowman of Fort Jennings held its fifth annual meeting Jan. 8, 1961. The club membership consists of families and individuals from Fort Jennings, Delphos, Ottoville, Elida, Vaughnsville, Van Wert and surrounding area. The recently remodeling program of the indoor range, above the Knotty Pine Restaurant in Fort Jennings is nearly completed and an invitational tournament will be held in the near future. • The annual stockholders meeting of The Peoples National Bank was held at the office of the bank Tuesday. The following directors were re-elected: E. C. Werner, Elmer Scherger, J. V. DeWeese, H. G. Illig, J. C. Marks and E. O. Steinle. Howard L. Swick was elected to fill the vacancy created by the death of Charles C. Raabe during the past year. 75 Years Ago — 1936 • Professor I. M. Cochran of the public speaking department of Carleton College, Northfield, Minn., interpreted Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” at the university campus of Ohio Northern University at Ada on Thursday evening. Professor Cochran is known here. He is a brother of J. N. Cockran, South Pierce Street, and U. M. Cochran, near Delphos. • A pinochle party which was held at Castle Hall, West Second Street, Thursday night proved a most pleasing event. Members of the local Knights of Pythias Lodge and of the Masonic Lodge participated in the party. There was a large attendance of local men, members of these two orders, and also visitors from Fort Jennings, Spencerville, Columbus Grove and Rushmore. • Walter Hemme Post, No. 3035, Veterans of Foreign Wars, met at the Veterans Club in the first meeting of the new year. The perennial subject of increasing membership was the main topic under discussion. A committee consisting of H. M. Violet and Ed. Wurst was appointed to handle arrangements for two special dances.


Defiant DeLay gets 3-year prison term
AUSTIN, Texas — Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay remained defiant as he faced a judge’s sentence to three years in prison for a scheme to illegally influence Texas elections, insisting he committed no crime and was the victim of selective prosecution by authorities targeting his politics. “Everything I did was covered by accountants and lawyers telling me what I had to do to stay within the law,” the Houston-area Republican said. “I can’t be remorseful for something I don’t think I did.” But Senior Judge Pat Priest disagreed with DeLay, saying those who write laws should be bound by them, and sentenced the man once considered one of the nation’s most powerful and feared lawmakers to three years in prison. The sentence came after a jury convicted DeLay in November on charges of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money launder for using a political action committee to illegally send corporate donations to Texas House candidates in 2002. Prosecutors said DeLay will likely be free for months or even years while his appeal makes its way through the Texas court system. DeLay declined to talk to reporters after he posted a

rate the conflicting functions of collecting revenue from oil companies and ensuring those companies operate safely. Commissioners are also likely to recommend that companies drilling in the U.S. adopt safety procedures that are common in other countries but not required in the Gulf. Kendra Barkoff, a spokeswoman for Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, said in a statement Monday that the department has “undertaken an aggressive overhaul” that has increased safety and ensured that oil and gas development is done responsibly. “We have made significant progress over the last eight months, but these reforms must continue and we look forward to reviewing the commission’s recommendations,” Barkoff said. On the industry side, the panel will signal its support for an industry-led safety institute, similar to the one created by the nuclear power industry after the 1979 Three Mile Island accident. Both industry and government have taken numerous steps to improve safety since the incident. his own pockets. He did what he did because he believed he was doing right,” DeGuerin, who had asked for probation for the ex-lawmaker, said before the sentencing. Prosecutors, who wanted a 10-year sentence, said DeLay should not be given probation because he had shown no remorse. Priest sentenced DeLay to the three-year term on the conspiracy charge. He also sentenced him to five years in prison on the money laundering charge but allowed DeLay to serve 10 years of probation instead of more prison time. DeLay had faced up to life in prison. The ruling came after a brief sentencing hearing in which former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert testified on DeLay’s behalf. Hastert, an Illinois Republican who was House speaker from 1999 to 2006, said DeLay was not motivated by power but by a need to help others. Hastert talked about DeLay’s conservative and religious values, his efforts to provide tax relief for his constituents in Texas, his work helping foster children and the help he provided to the family of one of the police officers who was killed in a 1998 shooting at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. “That’s the real Tom DeLay that a lot of people never got to see,” said Hastert, who was DeLay’s only witness.


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Nursing students pinned at Owens
More than 110 Owens Community College students were recently bestowed honorary pins by the School of Nursing signifying their graduation from the registered nursing program during a ceremony on the Findlay-area Campus. The pinning ceremony is part of a traditional nursing practice, which honors students prior to beginning their careers within the health care community. Nursing students receiving their honorary pins include Aaron Etzkorn of Delphos and Kelsey Darbyshire of Columbus Grove. “Owens Community College is extremely is honored to recognize our students for their hard work and dedication toward achieving their educational aspirations,” said Ruth Ankele, Owens Chair of Nursing. “The registered nursing program graduates have exhibited academic excellence at the highest level and are very deserving of their honorary pins.” Owens’ registered nursing program was established in


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TODAY 6 p.m. — Weight Watchers meets at Trinity United Methodist Church, 211 E. Third St. 6:30 p.m. — Delphos Lions Club, Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 7 p.m. — Delphos City Council meets at the municipal building, 608 N. Canal St. 7:30 p.m. — Ottoville Emergency Medical Service members meet at the municipal building. Ottoville VFW Auxiliary members meet at the hall. Fort Jennings Local School District board members meet at the high school library. Alcoholics Anonymous, First Presbyterian Church, 310 W. Second St. 8:30 p.m. — Elida village council meets at the town hall. WEDNESDAY 9 a.m. - noon — Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St. Kalida. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 11:45 a.m. — Rotary Club meets at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 4 p.m. — Delphos Public Library board members meet at the library conference room. 6 p.m. — Shepherds of Christ Associates meet in the St. John’s Chapel. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. THURSDAY 9-11 a.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Annex Museum, 241 N. Main St., will be open. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 5-7 p.m. — The Interfaith Thrift Shop is open for shopping. 8 p.m. — American Legion Post 268, 415 N. State St. FRIDAY 7:30 a.m. — Delphos Optimist Club, A&W DriveIn, 924 E. Fifth St. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 1-4 p.m. — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. SATURDAY 9-11:30 a.m.— Delphos Project Recycle at Delphos Fuel and Wash. 9 a.m. to noon — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. Please notify the Delphos Herald at 419-695-0015 if there are any corrections or additions to the Coming Events column.

1969 as one of first associate degree programs of its kind in Northwest Ohio. The nurse pinning ceremony originated in the 1860s at St. Thomas Hospital’s Nightingale School of Nursing in London, England. Having been recently awarded The Red Cross of St. George for her selfless service to the injured and dying in the Crimean War, Florence Nightingale chose to extend the honor she received to her most outstanding graduate nurses by awarding each of them a medal of excellence. The practice of awarding nurses a badge was soon after adopted, and the first pin was awarded to the Class of 1880 at the Bellevue Hospital School of Nursing in New York City. Owens’ registered nursing program requires 73 credit hours of coursework, which includes nutrition, nursing concepts, pharmacology, life span psychology, nursing skills, adult health issues, and anatomy and physiology, among additional academic curriculum.

Religion students portray the Three Kings

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Fort Jennings St. Joseph Elementary religious education students portrayed the Three Kings: Melchior, Balthasar, and Caspar, at the Epiphany Masses recently and presented the gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Above: The Rev. Joe Przybysz, Devyn Wiechart, Dylan Wiechart, Erin Eickholt, Connor Stechschulte, Vanessa Wallenhorst, Stuart Smith, Mariah Calvelage, Lillian Wisner, and Deacon Larry Schimmoeller. Other students participating and not pictured: Kyle Maag, Doc Calvelage, Olivia Wieging, Sam Vetter, Haley Wittler, Troy Ricker, Hailey Young, Austin Luebrecht, Natalie Morman and Lauren Core.

Ohio Has Talent! tix on sale
Tickets are on sale now for Community Health Professionals’ Ohio Has Talent! to take place Feb. 5 at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center. Orchestra center and side section tickets are on sale now for $25 and $20 through Community Health Professionals at 419-2389223 and comhealthpro.org. Mezzanine and balcony

tickets are available for $15 and $10 through the NPAC ticket office at 419-2386722 and ornpacvw.org. The show features more than 20 acts selected from auditions held earlier this month. Winners will be chosen by the audience and awarded cash prizes. Proceeds from the show benefit CHP’s Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.

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Hale St. John’s Geography Bee winner

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St. John’s Elementary held its annual Geography Bee last week. First place was Anthony Hale, second place was Richard Cocuzza and third place was Jacob Hellman. Hale will now compete at the state level, which involves a written test. The top 50 from the state of Ohio will move on to the National Bee held May 24-25 in Washington, D.C.






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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Jays finish 6th at State Duals
For The Delphos Herald MATAMORA — The St. John’s wrestling team competed this past Sunday in the Ohio High School Wrestling Coaches Association State Dual meet at Evergreen High School in Metamora and finished in sixth place out of eight teams. “We wrestled very well this past weekend competing with the top teams in Division III in the state of Ohio; we just didn’t have enough point-scorers to win the duals. We are voiding 103 and 112, which starts us out in a 12-0 hole before we really even get wrestling,” Blue Jay head coach Derek Sterling began. “With that said, the other 12 weight classes we looked very good, winning five out of those 12 in each of our two meets. The first round, we lost to a very talented Ashland Crestview team who had five returning state qualifiers in their lineup. The second round we had a forfeit against Massillon Tuslaw, who withdrew due to tragic car accident with a high school student; this put us in the 5thand 6th-place matchup versus Dixie. “I really thought we matched up well with Dixie but they just had too many weapons. They also had a handful of state qualifiers in their lineup, including Ethan Hayes, a returning 215-pound State Champion, and Cody Johnson, a state placer at 285. Our wrestlers didn’t back down; they took the fight right to these teams and left everything they had on the mats.” Leading the way for the Blue Jay matmen were a trio of undefeated wrestlers: sophomore Will Buettner (135), junior Logan Looser (140) and senior Ryan Musser (145). “These three guys really stepped up for this meet; this was maybe the best I have ever

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Lancer wrestlers struggling with injury
By JIM METCALFE jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com RURAL MIDDLE POINT — Cory-Rawson and Bluffton are two of the area’s wrestling powers. That makes them tough enough for Lincolnview even with a full roster. With half of the Lancer wrestlers either on the injury shelf or struggling to make weight, Lancer head man Curtis Miller is realistic. His Lancers lost 60-15 to the Pirates and 64-12 to the Hornets at Lincolnview High School Monday. The Hornets knocked off the Pirates 42-28 in the middle match. “We’ve never really fielded a full lineup at Lincolnview but it’s been nothing like this year. We had 11 wrestlers to start the year and we’re down to four right now after tonight; we took four to the Dayton Shawnee Invitational Saturday,” Miller said. “Obviously, we got mauled but you can see the improvement in the kids. With so few guys able to wrestle, we’re giving them more 1-on-1 coaching, even in drills. That is helping them get better quicker.” The Lancers voided eight weight classes in both matches and lost 125-pounder Kevin Markward to an injury in their second match against Bluffton Monday night. “We’re definitely not a contender in team matches, so we try to look at our record in matches we have wrestlers. If we can go 2-2, like we did against Cory-Rawson tonight, I’m pretty happy,” Miller explained. “Against Bluffton, we went 0-3 in the contested matches, which doesn’t leave me very satisfied. I give a lot of credit to Doug for moving up a weight class against Bluffton and almost getting a win. That is how you have to look at things when you have so few wrestlers able to go.” Lincolnview has a tri-meet with Jefferson at Allen East Jan. 18, so Miller is hoping he can get two or three of the injured back. “I’m hoping that happens within the next week. There

are a couple we won’t have until about February,” Miller added. “Our goal right now is the NWC tournament and the sectionals, to try and get as many people healthy as possible and try to get them some matches before the postseason.”
CORY-RAWSON 64, LINCOLNVIEW 12 103: Double void. 112: Brandon Eck (CR) technical fall Jaquobe Markward 17-2. 119: Zach Smith (CR) pin James Steele, 3:06. 125: Kevin Markward (LV) pin Austin Swisher, 2:46. 130: Josh McKinsey (LV) pin Austin Brown, 1:28. 135: Dylen Hartman (CR), void. 140: Zach Gonyer (CR), void. 145: Justin Simpson (CR), void. 152: Carson Hummel (CR), void. 160: Austin Heath (CR) technical fall Doug Hicks 19-2. 171: Garrett Simpson (CR), void. 189: Nathan Davis (CR), void. 215: Derek Cramer (CR), void. 285: Mitch Karhoff (CR), void. CORY-RAWSON 42, BLUFFTON 28 103: Double void. 112: Eck (CR), void. 119: Smith (CR), void. 125: Dustin Brinkman (BL) pin Swisher, 2:38. 130: Jordan Brinkman (BL) pin Brown, 1:37. 135: Jacob Garmatter (BL) dec. Hartman 6-0. 140: Gonyer (CR) pin Jamie Siverling, 3:14. 145: Zach Wilson (BL) major dec. J. Simpson 13-5. 152: Hummel pin Justin Conner, 5:55. 160: Heath (CR) pin Weston Berry, 1:02. 171: G. Simpson (CR) pin Josiah Conley, 3:25. 189: Logan Sturgill dec. Davis 9-3. 215: Cody Williams-Basinger pin Cramer, 1:26. 285: Ben Moser (BL) pin Karhoff, :50. 15 BLUFFTON 60, LINCOLNVIEW

Will Buettner (left) and Logan looser (right) wrestle for St. John’s at Sunday’s Ohio High School Wrestling Coaches’ Association Ohio State Duals. seen Logan and Will wrestle. They really had a great week of practice last week and pushed each other to the limit every single day,” Sterling continued. “The work ethic these two put into practice this past week really showed out there on the mats on Sunday; when they were tired at practice they just seemed to push harder. This kind of attitude is contagious and I hope the rest of the team catches it too. “Ryan also went 2-0 and had to come back from an injury this past week and missed most of the practices recovering. His goals were still set very high and he was working hard in the weight room and conditioning to get himself ready to achieve his goals. Ryan pinned both of his opponents and definitely brought his game to a new level of intensity.” Aaron Merschman (125), Austin Martin (130), Brett Schwinnen (160) and Logan Heiing (189) all went 1-1. “They put in a nice showing for themselves. Aaron has been dealing with a big weight cut this past week and his stamina was down a little bit due to this; he wrestled very well and could have easily been 2-0,” Sterling went on. “Logan Heiing is coming back about six weeks earlier than expected from a separated shoulder injury and he, too, could have easily been 2-0, losing only to a very good wrestler from Crestview in a tight match. Brett wrestled a good tournament as well, losing a close one to a nice wrestler from Dixie; he just keeps improving and has came so far in just a short year’s time, so we continue to expect big things from him. Austin is only a freshman and to compete at a tournament at this level is difficult by itself but he stepped right in and pinned his first opponent in the second period. Austin is gaining very valuable experience this season and it will all pay out at the end of this year and the future for him.” The Jays next participate in the Catholic Invitational Tournament at Toledo Central Catholic starting Saturday at 10 a.m. “Overall, I am very pleased with how hard these guys have been working and where we are sitting as a team right now. Give them another month or so like this and we should be ready for the postseason,” Sterling added.
5th-Place Dual Dixie 42, St. John’s 28 112: Jacob Campbell (DI), void.

Pirates’ rally traps Lady Knights
By Kirk Dougal Times Bulletin Editor CONVOY – Crestview started the third quarter with two buckets from beyond the arc to open up a 9-point lead before Continental’s half-court trap defense led the visiting Lady Pirates to a 32-29 comefrom-behind victory in a non-conference game on Monday in Convoy. The loss included the Knights not scoring in the fourth quarter when Continental turned up the pressure and did not allow Crestview to get off shots. “We tried to speed it up a little bit and hopefully show them something they didn’t see in the first half,” said Pirate coach Greg Spitnale. “I thought it changed the tempo quite a bit and helped us a lot.” Crestview coach Greg Rickard agreed the trap defense changed the face of the game. “They were sitting in a 2-3 zone, or a little bit of a matchup, and we were getting the ball over half court and getting some people open and doing some nice things,” he said. “But that half-court trap, that’s when it kind of fell apart. I think we had 11 turnovers and four shots in the first 7:52 of the fourth quarter.” Before then, the game had been a battle of seeing which team could score the most in the paint. Pirate post player Erin Weisenburger opened the game by taking two lobs into the block and turning them into buckets before Crestview’s Madison Etzler was able to sink a 15-footer for the home team. The Knights’ other Madison – Preston – also did damage down low with a short jumper in the lane and a spin move in the post sandwiched around a putback by Weisenburger. Crestview’s Catelyn Mefferd sank a 15-footer to close out the scoring in the first period but everyone had their mind on Continental point guard Taylor Williamson when she picked up her third foul of the game with 13.9 seconds remaining. At the end of one, Crestview led 8-7. The Pirates took the lead back right away when Weisenburger again had a putback less than 10 seconds into the second quarter. That’s the way the period played out with Preston scoring inside for Crestview while Weisenburger and Leva Weller put the ball in the bucket in close for the Pirates. At the intermission, Crestview clung to a 17-14 lead. After the break, the Knights’ Etzler and Danica Hicks both hit treys to start the third. The outside buckets opened up some passing lanes and Crestview took advantage with good interior passing. Preston was the beneficiary as the Crestview guards drove in low and then kicked the ball into the paint for close shots. But that is when Coach Spitnale threw on the press. Suddenly, Crestview began having trouble getting the ball closer than 30 feet to the bucket while Continental pushed the ball inside to Weller, who had seven points in the period. Going into the final eight minutes, Crestview led 29-23. Both teams struggled to score at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Finally Continental’s Williamson – who had played with three fouls since the closing seconds of the first period – canned a 3-pointer that hit every inch of the rim before falling through at the 5:28 mark. The Lady Pirates got a free throw from Stephanie Coble before it was Weisenburger again, this time on a 10-foot fade, to tie the game at 29-29. Turnovers continued to plague Crestview the rest of the way while Continental got key free throws from Weller, Taylor Bidlack and Coble to put the game on ice for the Pirates. After the game, Crestview’s coach was frustrated with how the game finished. “I thought we did a little bit better job on their highlow (in the second half),” said Rickard. “ But we let their two post players score 25 of their 32, so we had trouble inside with their post presence.” “Crestview is a tough team to play,” said Continental’s Spitnale. “They are well-

119: Josh Vonbehren (DI) pinned Aaron Deffenbaugh (SJ), 1:21. 125: Aaron Merschman (SJ) major dec. Spencer Moses (DI) 10-1. 130: Matt Buxton, Dixie pinned Austin Martin (SJ), 5:13. 135: Will Buettner (SJ) pinned Corey Hawk (DI), 5:23. 140: Logan Looser (SJ) pinned Trenton Cummins (DI), 1:44. 145: Ryan Musser (SJ) pinned Cody Chatterton (DI), 0:27. 152: Jordan Wilson (DI) pinned Luke Wrasman (SJ), 0:55. 160: Aaron King (DI) dec. Brett Schwinnen (SJ), 5-3. 171: Kaleb Campbell (DI) dec Brock Bonifas (SJ), 9-3. 189: Logan Heiing (SJ) pinned Colton Zimpher (DI), 1:13. 215: Ethan Hayes (DI) pinned Adam Haunhorst (SJ), 0:35. 285: Cody Johnson (DI) pinned Nate Schroeder (SJ), 0:34. First Round Crestview (Ashland) 46, St. John’s 21. 103: Deven Miller (CV), void. 112: Stephen Edgell (CV), void. 119: Alec Durbin (CV) technical fall Aaron Deffenbaugh (SJ) 20-3. 125: Seth Batdorf (CV) dec. Aaron Merschman (SJ) 9-2. 130: Austin Martin (SJ) pinned Cody Graybeal (CV), 3:34. 135: Will Buettner, (SJ) dec. Kyler Briggs (CV) 7-0. 140: Logan Looser (SJ) dec John Lyon (CV) 7-0. 145: Ryan Musser (SJ) pinned Nick Wheeler (CV), 0:18. 152: Nick Hall (CV) technical fall Luke Wrasman (SJ) 15-0. 160: Brett Schwinnen (SJ) dec. Logan Campbell (CV) 8-2. 171: Garrick Montgomery (CV) pinned Brock Bonifas (SJ), 5:07. 189: Steve Petroff (CV) dec. Logan Heiing (SJ) 6-3. 215: Joe Whisler (CV) pinned Adam Haunhorst (SJ), 0:54. 285: Clint Endicott (CV) pinned Nate Schroeder (SJ), 0:24.

coached and play good defense which gave us a lot of trouble for two, even three, quarters. (Inside play) has been our strength all year with our two big girls who lead us in scoring. Our point guard (Williamson) was a little shook when she got her third foul in the first few minutes but I thought we played a good game.” Continental was led by Weisenburger with 15 points and Weller with 10. The Pirates were 12-of-36 from the field for 33 percent with 1-of-7 (14.3%) shooting from behind the arc. They were 7-of-15 from the freethrow line for 47 percent. Weisenburger also grabbed 13 rebounds on the night. Preston led the Knights with 13 points. Crestview was 12-of-35 (34.3%) shooting with 2-of-12 on 3-pointers for 17 percent. The Knights were 3-of-4 for 75 percent from the charity stripe. The Pirates won the battle of the boards 27-22, while Crestview won the turnovers 17-18. The Knights’ junior varsity won their contest 27-22.
CONTINENTAL (32) Bidlack 0-1-1, Williamson 1-1-4, Deken 0-0-0, Coble 0-2-2, Weisenburger 7-1-15, Weller 4-2-10. Totals 12-7-32. CRESTVIEW (29) Burger 1-0-2, Gamble 0-0-0, Preston 6-1-13, Etzler 2-0-5, D. Hicks 1-0-3, Mefferd 1-0-2, Richard 1-2-4, K. Hicks 0-0-0. Totals 12-3-29. Score by Quarters: Continental 7 7 9 9 – 32 Crestview 8 9 12 0 – 29 Three-point goals: Continental 1 (Williamson); Crestview 2 (Etzler, D. Hicks).

The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division Philadelphia 41 26 Pittsburgh 44 26 N.Y. Rangers 43 25 N.Y. Islanders 40 13 New Jersey 42 11 Northeast Division Boston 41 22 Montreal 42 23 Buffalo 41 18 Toronto 41 17 Ottawa 42 16 Southeast Division

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103: Double void. 112: Jaquobe Markward (LV), void. 119: James Steele (LV), void. 125: D. Brinkman (BL) dec. Kevin Markward (LV), injury default. 130: J. Brinkman (BL) pin Josh McKinsey, 1:07. 135: Garmatter (BL), void. 140: Siverling (BL), void. 145: Wilson (BL), void. 152: Conner (BL), void. 160: Berry (BL), void. 171: Conley (BL) dec. Doug Hicks 13-10. 189: Sturgill (BL), void. 215: Williams-Basinger (BL), void. 285: Moser (LV), void.

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NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Monday’s Results Boston 4, Pittsburgh 2 Phoenix 4, St. Louis 3 Colorado 5, Detroit 4 Toronto 3, Los Angeles 2 Today’s Games Ottawa at Boston, 7 p.m. Vancouver at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Montreal at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Calgary at Carolina, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Columbus, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Nashville, 8 p.m. Edmonton at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Toronto at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Pittsburgh at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Colorado at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. St. Louis at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

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The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Mark Recchi scored the third of the Bruins’ four goals in the final 3 1/2 minutes to cap their second frantic rally in two visits to Pittsburgh and Boston beat the Sidney Crosby-less Penguins 4-2 on Monday night. Gregory Campbell added an empty-netter and set up two goals during a rally similar to one when Boston trailed 4-2 in Pittsburgh on Nov. 10 before scoring five goals in the third to win 7-4. Pittsburgh is 0-2-1 without Crosby, who is out with a concussion. The timing of his return is uncertain. Zdeno Chara scored a power-play goal on slap shot

from the right point to start the rally at 16:37 and Brad Marchand scored 12 seconds later to tie it. Mike Rupp and Kris Letang had put Pittsburgh ahead 2-0 with goals in the second period and Marc-Andre Fleury was working on his second shutout of the season until the game turned dramatically. Boston scored only one fewer goal during its late surge than it did in its previous three games combined.


Coyotes 4, Blues 3 ST. LOUIS — Taylor Pyatt scored the go-ahead goal on a wraparound with 3:12 to go in Phoenix’s victory over St. Louis. Kyle Turris scored the tying goal on a rush that took advantage of the Blues’ fourth line and assisted on Pyatt’s 10th of the season, a play that caught Jaroslav Halak and the

St. Louis defense off-guard. Phoenix has won three out of four. The Blues have lost four in a row since topping Phoenix. Matt D’Agostini and Brad Winchester scored in a 20-second span early in the third to give St. Louis a 3-2 lead. Winchester, who plays on the checking line, has scored in three straight games for the first time in his career. The Coyotes had a 2-goal flurry in the second, going up 2-1 on Lauri Korpikovki’s deflection and Lee Stempniak’s breakaway. Stempniak ended a 15-game goal drought. Avalanche 5, Red Wings 4 DENVER — Matt Duchene scored twice in Colorado’s 4-goal first period and Peter Budaj stopped 26 shots, helping the Avalanche halt Detroit’s 3-game winning streak. Paul Stastny, Kevin Porter and David Jones added goals for the Avalanche. Colorado chased Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard 14:15 in after he surrendered four goals on 10 shots. Howard was replaced by Joey

MacDonald, who allowed only one goal the rest of the way on 16 shots. Jan Mursak netted his first NHL goal and Brian Rafalski, Henrik Zetterberg and Tomas Holmstrom also scored for the Red Wings. Maple Leafs 3, Kings 2 LOS ANGELES — Nikolai Kulemin scored the tie-breaking goal with 15:02 to play, James Reimer made 30 saves and Toronto won its fourth straight road game by topping spiraling Los Angeles. Phil Kessel and Darryl Boyce scored 34 seconds apart in the second period for the Maple Leafs, who reached the midway point of their season with three straight wins. Toronto hasn’t lost on the road since Dec. 18. Wayne Simmonds and Michal Handzus scored for the Kings, who have lost six out of seven — including 5-of-6 on their current 8-game homestand. Jonathan Quick stopped 25 shots but the Kings missed several chances to tie it in the final minutes, including a 6-on-4 advantage in the final 1:42.

The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Stephen Jackson scored 27 points and the Charlotte Bobcats stayed hot under new coach Paul Silas with a 96-82 victory over the listless Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night in a game played in a nearly empty arena because of a snowstorm. A crowd of about 1,000 fans braved the treacherous roads that shut down much of the city to watch the Bobcats move to 5-2 since Larry Brown was fired. D.J. Augustin added 18 points and nine assists and Matt Carroll scored 12 points for Charlotte, which was never threatened. Zach Randolph had 15 points and 15 rebounds for the Grizzlies, who lost their second straight thanks to terrible shooting. Memphis missed 33 of its first 42 shots in falling behind by 16 points in the second quarter.
Rockets 108, Celtics 102 BOSTON — Aaron Brooks


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scored 24 points, hitting a pair of free throws with 18 seconds left after Boston cut a 12-point deficit to four and the Rockets held on for a victory. Houston snapped a 5-game losing streak despite playing without leading scorer Kevin Martin. Kyle Lowry had 17 with eight assists, Luis Scola scored 12 with nine rebounds and Jordan Hill had 12 points and eight rebounds for the Rockets. Ray Allen scored 19 for Boston, Marquis Daniels had season highs of 19 points and seven rebounds and Rajon Rondo had 12 assists. The Celtics have lost two straight but they hope that Kevin Garnett will be able to return against Sacramento on Wednesday. Bulls 95, Pistons 82 CHICAGO — Derrick Rose scored 29 points and Carlos Boozer added 27 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Bulls to a win over the Pistons. Luol Deng added 17 points and eight rebounds for the Bulls, who have won seven straight home games. Detroit has lost five straight on the road and have only won once away from Auburn Hills in 14 games. Tayshaun Prince led Detroit with 15 points and Austin Daye had 14.


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Herald — 7

St. John’s Mini-Cheer Camp

Cam and Co. lead Auburn to national title
By EDDIE PELLS The Associated Press GLENDALE, Ariz. — He never heard a whistle, never felt his knee hit the turf. So, Auburn’s Michael Dyer popped up, took a few steps, then stopped and looked around. In that split second — the amount of time it takes to shout “War Eagle!” — Dyer placed himself right up there alongside Cam Newton, Bo Jackson and every other great player to wear the Auburn uniform. Realizing the play was still going, Dyer started running again — past the tackler who thought he had him down, deep into Oregon territory. The stop-and-go maneuver — a once-in-a-lifetime run — set up a short field goal on the last play that sent No. 1 Auburn over the No. 2 Ducks 22-19 in the BCS title game Monday night. “My knee wasn’t down,” Dyer said. “I didn’t hear a whistle, not yet, so I was kind of like, looking, like, ‘what’s going on’?” With his 37-yard run, the freshman did what most fans thought impossible: he upstaged Newton, the Heisman winner who turned his first — maybe only — season at Auburn into a titlewinning run. Three plays later, Dyer ran 16 yards to push the ball to the 1 and set up Wes Byrum’s 19-yard field goal with no time left. It capped off a perfect 14-0 season, brought the title back to Auburn for the first time since 1957 and left the Southeastern Conference on top of college football for the fifth straight year. Auburn won The Associated Press title with 56 out of 59 first-place votes, capping a first-of-its-kind climb up the rankings — from No. 22 at the start of the season to No. 1 at the end. “Fifty-three years, baby!” coach Gene Chizik exclaimed to the cheering crowd. “This is for you. War Eagle!” Dyer was the key player in five crazy minutes of football at the end that were vastly different from the first 55, which were more of a bruising defensive battle than the offensive masterpiece so many had predicted. The dramatic endgame began when Casey Matthews, son of the 1980s NFL linebacker Clay, punched the ball from Newton’s hands while he was trying to lead Auburn on a drive that might have iced a 19-11 lead. Oregon’s offense, shut down by Nick Fairley and the rest of the Tigers’ stout defensive front for most of the night, moved 45 yards over the next 2:17 and Darron Thomas threw a shovel pass to LaMichael James for a touchdown. Thomas hit Jeff Maehl for the 2-point conversion with 2:33 left and the game was tied — down to the last possession. And that possession will be remembered for one incredible play. Dyer took the handoff and ran off right tackle for about 7 yards, or so it seemed. Nothing was routine about this one. He wasn’t sure his knee hit the ground, so he popped up and took a few more steps. Then he stopped and looked to his left. With his coaches and teammates urging him to keep going and everyone on the field at a standstill, Dyer realized that, indeed, the referee hadn’t blown his whistle. He took off and made it to the Oregon 23. An official review ensued and the replay showed that his knee had never touched the turf. “All I knew was the whistle wasn’t blowing and my coach was saying ‘Go’!” Dyer explained. Eddie Pleasant, the Oregon defensive back who almost made the tackle, was stunned. “It hurts, you know?” he asked. “It’s not like he broke free and did some spectacular things. He was tackled. Everybody on the side of the defense stopped. He stopped and the coach told him to keep running and he ran.” Dyer finished with 143 yards and was chosen Offensive Player of the Game — a pretty big accomplishment considering he had the Heisman Trophy winner playing alongside him. Newton threw for 265 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 64 yards, most in short, punishing bites. He wrenched his back and had to go to the trainer after the game. Indeed, every yard came at a price in this one. “I’m OK. It was worth it,” he said. “I got the better deal out of the whole thing.” The game had been billed as an offensive show for the ages but wound up as something much different. Wearing white jerseys with gray numbers, green pants and DayGlo shoes and socks, the Ducks got only 49 yards rushing from James, who averaged 152 on the season. An offense that had been held under 37 points only once all year managed just the two touchdowns. The last one came on a simple shovel pass from Thomas, who finished with 363 passing yards — 81 of them on a long pass to Maehl that set up the first touchdown. Oregon didn’t come close to its nation-leading 49-point average and the fast-paced offense that turned most opponents into mush in the second half couldn’t wear down Auburn. “Our defense was focused for one month,” Chizik said of the 37-day layoff between the SEC and national title games. “They went out and practiced every day to win

The St. John’s basketball cheerleaders — varsity and JV — held a Mini-Cheer Camp Saturday at the Annex. The present cheerleaders pose with the young campers.

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Northwest Ohio Boys Basketball Standings – 2010-2011 League All Games As of Jan. 10 BLANCHARD VALLEY CONFERENCE Vanlue 3-0 10-0 McComb 3-0 8-0 Leipsic 3-0 7-2 Arlington 2-1 5-4 Van Buren 1-2 5-5 Liberty-Benton 1-2 4-5 Pandora-Gilboa 1-2 2-7 Cory-Rawson 1-2 1-6 Arcadia 0-3 3-5 Hardin-Northern 0-3 1-7 BUCKEYE BORDER CONFERENCE Stryker 3-0 5-3 Edon 2-1 5-3 Pion. North Central 2-1 4-4 Pettisville 1-2 3-5 Gorham Fayette 1-2 2-6 Hilltop 0-3 1-8 GREATER CONFERENCE Findlay Lima Senior Sandusky Napoleon Marion Harding Fremont Ross BUCKEYE 3-0 2-0 2-1 1-2 0-2 0-3 7-1 5-2 3-4 6-3 2-5 1-7


a national championship. Every day.” As did the Ducks, who finished 12-1, three points shy of their first national title but not making apologies for the effort they gave in the desert. “I said in my first game as head coach that one game doesn’t define you as a person or a football player,” coach Chip Kelly said. “And the same thing still holds true. These guys are champions.” Only one team gets to take home the trophy, though, and that team was led by Newton, who helped Auburn to its ninth comeback win of this improbable season. He has now won a national title three straight years — in 2008 as a backup to Tim Tebow at Florida, last year in junior college at Blinn and now with the Tigers. If he goes pro, this will mark the end of a tumultuous stay at Auburn, shadowed by an NCAA investigation into his failed recruitment by Mississippi State. The governing body cleared him to play before the SEC championship but asserted his father, Cecil, solicited money from the Bulldogs. “Anything is possible,” Newton said. “I guarantee, five or six months ago, that no one would bet their last dollar that Auburn would win the national championship. And now we’re standing here.” The game began with a moment of silence to remember something much more somber. The six victims of the weekend assassination attempt on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson were honored by having their names read and a choir sang “God Bless America” while the crowd stood at attention. A few hours later, it was standing for an entirely different reason — to watch one of the more memorable finishes in college football history. The SEC improved to 7-0 in BCS title games. Four different teams from the conference have won it in this latest 5-year run. LSU. Florida twice. Alabama. And now, Auburn, the school that has loads of tradition — the Tiger Walk, toiletpapering Toomer’s Corner and a case full of Heisman and other big-time individual trophies. What’s been lacking all these years are championships. Bad luck in the polls doomed the Tigers’ 1-loss team in 1983, probation kept them from capitalizing on a perfect record in 1993 and the vagaries of the BCS left them on the outside in 2004, maybe the most painful of all the snubs. No more pain on this night. Auburn capped what, at times, seemed like a neverending bowl season — 35 games spread over 24 days — with five minutes that will go down as five of the most exciting the game has ever seen.

GREEN MEADOWS CONFERENCE Edgerton 1-0 6-0 Tinora 1-0 7-2 Holgate 1-0 5-4 Ayersville 1-0 3-5 Antwerp 0-1 4-4 Fairview 0-1 3-6 Wayne Trace 0-1 2-6 Hicksville 0-1 1-8 MIDWEST CONFERENCE Fort Recovery Coldwater St. John’s Minster New Knoxville Marion Local Versailles St. Henry Parkway New Bremen ATHLETIC 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-2 8-1 4-4 2-5 5-1 6-2 4-2 5-3 3-5 3-7 1-6

Tuesday Merchant Jan. 4, 2011 Adams Automotive 18-6 Ridgemont 1-1 2-6 Riverside 1-1 1-7 Caballeroís Tavern 16-8 Upper Scioto Valley 0-2 1-6 R C Connections 16-8 Perry 0-2 0-8 M-W Trailers 14-10 Waynesfield-Goshen 0-2 0-8 Surveyor’s 12-12 Kerns Ford 12-12 NORTHWEST CONFERENCE Delphos Sporting Goods 10-14 Columbus Grove 2-0 7-0 Ace Hardware 10-14 Crestview 2-0 6-2 Lima Central Catholic 1-1 7-2 Topp Chalet 8-16 Spencerville 1-1 5-2 Unverferth Mfg. 4-20 Ada 1-1 5-4 Men over 200 Bluffton 1-1 5-4 Don Rice 214-266, Dan Grice Paulding 1-1 5-4 214-223, Kyle Early 258-201-249, Jefferson 1-1 4-4 Shane Schimmoller 258, Josh Lincolnview 0-2 2-7 DeVelvis 227, Shane Stabler 203Allen East 0-2 2-8 227-259, Butch Prine Jr. 234-208, NORTHWEST OHIO ATHLETIC John Jones 202-246, John Allen LEAGUE 223, Jason Wagoner 225, Bruce Archbold 3-0 11-0 Haggard 203, Dan Wilhelm 219Patrick Henry 2-0 5-3 225, Jason Mahlie 210-226-220, Wauseon 2-1 5-3 Kevin Kill 267-220, Terry Johns Bryan 2-1 6-4 202, Jason Johns 225-207, Mike Evergreen 1-2 5-2 Delta 1-1 5-3 Hughes 201-202, Mike Plummer Liberty Center 1-2 3-5 217, Derek Kill 235-214, Frank Montpelier 0-2 1-7 Thomas 222, Randy Matthews Swanton 0-3 2-7 224, Scott Scalf 236-235-269, Denny Dyke 243-207, John Adams PUTNAM COUNTY LEAGUE 202, Larry Etzkorn 233, Bruce Columbus Grove 2-0 7-0 VanMetre 205, Shawn Allemeier Continental 1-0 8-1 Kalida 1-0 6-2 247-216, Dan Stemen 223-226, Leipsic 2-1 7-2 David Newman 217-247. Miller City 1-1 4-6 Men over 550 Ottoville 0-1 4-4 Don Rice 670, Dan Grice 617, Fort Jennings 0-1 0-9 Kyle Early 708, Shane Schimmoller Pandora-Gilboa 0-3 2-7 620, Shane Stabler 689, Butch TOLEDO AREA ATHLETIC Prine Jr. 605, John Jones 646, CONFERENCE John Allen 567, Jeff Lawrence Tol. Ottawa Hills 3-1 8-1 562, Jason Wagoner 579, Bruce Maumee Valley CD 3-1 6-2 Haggard 560, Dan Wilhelm 628, Tol. Christian 3-1 4-3 Jason Mahlie 656, Kevin Kill 675, Northwood 2-2 3-6 Jason Johns 599, Mike Hughes Danbury 1-2 3-5 596, Mike Plummer 603, Derek Kill Emmanuel Christian 1-3 3-5 620, Frank Thomas 593, Randy Card. Stritch 1-4 2-8 Matthews 578, Scott Scalf 740, WESTERN BUCKEYE LEAGUE Denny Dyke 614, Larry Etzkorn Van Wert 2-0 8-0 597, Bruce VanMetre 583, Shawn Ottawa-Glandorf 2-0 7-2 Allemeier 657, Dan Stemen 641, Bath 2-0 6-3 David Newman 658, Bill Stemen Celina 1-1 8-2 551. Elida 1-1 8-3
Defiance Shawnee Kenton St. Marys Wapakoneta 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-2 5-2 3-5 6-2 4-4 2-8


NORTHWEST CENTRAL CONFERENCE Lima Temple Christian 2-0 7-3 Fairbanks 2-0 5-3 Marion Catholic 2-0 6-4

The Associated Press The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball polls, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 9, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking: MEN Record Pts Pvs 1. Duke (65) 15-0 1,625 1 2. Ohio St. 16-0 1,549 2 3. Kansas 15-0 1,489 3 4. Syracuse 16-0 1,443 4 5. Pittsburgh 15-1 1,353 5 6. San Diego St. 17-0 1,249 6 7. Villanova 14-1 1,248 7 8. Purdue 15-1 1,105 11 9. Notre Dame 14-2 1,069 14 10. Connecticut 12-2 1,058 8 11. BYU 16-1 925 15 12. Texas 12-3 842 12 13. Kentucky 12-3 808 10 14. Texas A&M 14-1 807 16 15. Missouri 14-2 781 9 16. Illinois 13-3 655 20 17. Washington 12-3 540 23 18. Louisville 13-2 345 — 19. Temple 11-3 232 — 20. Wisconsin 12-3 231 — 21. Kansas St. 12-4 217 17 22. Georgetown 12-4 211 13 23. UCF 14-1 170 19 24. Georgia 12-2 145 — 25. Cincinnati 15-1 144 24


Wednesday Industrial Jan. 5, 2011 K&M Tire 22-2 Downtown Fitness 16-8 Moeís Dougout #2 14-10 DRC 13th Frame Lounge 12-12 Rustic Cafe 12-12 Delphos Restaurant Supply 12-12 Villager Tavern 4-20 4-20 4, Tennessee 4, Utah St. 4, Missouri Rusty Buggy St. 2, Virginia Tech 2, Wichita St. 2, Men over 200 Coastal Carolina 1, Richmond 1. Matt Elling 209, Dave Miller Ballots Online: http://tinyurl.com/ 208-202-237, Ted Furley 225, Mike cfbse4 Plummer 239, Don Rice 246-260, ----Dale Metzger 206, Brian Gossard WOMEN 202-257-205, Bruce VanMetre Record Pts Pvs 236-202, Dan Grice 278, Todd 1. Baylor (25) 14-1 981 1 2. Connecticut (12) 14-1 965 2 Merricle 257, Sean Hulihan 2013. Duke (1) 15-0 911 3 209-275, Terry Trentman 202-2114. Stanford (2) 12-2 885 4 245, Steve Metzger 213, Frank 5. Tennessee 15-2 829 5 Miller 213-216, Joe Geise 2596. West Virginia 16-0 793 6 216, Charlie Lozano 214-224, John 7. Texas A&M 13-1 784 7 Allen 203-211, John Jones 236, 8. Xavier 12-2 706 9 Duane Kohorst 222, Justin Rahrig 9. Michigan St. 15-1 664 11 10. UCLA 13-1 624 12 219, Shane Schimmoller 221, Josh 11. North Carolina 15-1 617 8 DeVelvis 223-235-215. 12. Notre Dame 13-4 529 13 Men over 550 13. Maryland 13-2 467 14 Dave Miller 647, Mike Plummer 14. DePaul 15-2 466 16 617, Don Rice 682, Brian Gossard 15. Oklahoma 11-3 362 19 664, Bruce VanMetre 623, Dan 16. Iowa 14-3 347 21 Grice 620, Lenny Hubert 551, 17. Iowa St. 12-3 322 17 18. Georgetown 13-4 274 15 Todd Merricle 576, Sean Hulihan 19. Kentucky 11-4 250 10 685, Terry Trentman 658, Steve 20. Arkansas 14-1 235 25 Metzger 585, Frank Miller 602, 21. Florida St. 14-3 212 24 Joe Geise 660, Charlie Lozano 22. Miami 16-1 178 — 600, John Allen 576, John Jones 23. Wis.-Green Bay 15-1 111 — 575, Shane Schimmoller 592, Josh 24. Ohio St. 10-5 97 20 DeVelvis 673. 25. Syracuse 13-2 70 23
Others receiving votes: St. John’s 65, Texas 44, Georgia 40, Boston College 35, Duquesne 31, Texas Tech 29, Bowling Green 21, Georgia Tech 19, Marquette 11, Southern Cal 11, Kansas 7, Marist 4, Oklahoma St. 3, Florida Gulf Coast 1. Ballots Online: http://tinyurl.com/ ykagzmr

Others receiving votes: Minnesota 123, Michigan St. 118, Baylor 111, Florida 110, UNLV 74, Vanderbilt 74, Oklahoma St. 71, Memphis 49, Saint Mary’s, Calif. 49, North Carolina 31, Gonzaga 29, West Virginia 15, Arizona 6, Old Dominion 4, St. John’s

The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 28 9 .757 — New York 21 15 .583 6 1/2 Philadelphia 15 22 .405 13 Toronto 13 24 .351 15 New Jersey 10 27 .270 18 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 30 9 .769 — Orlando 25 12 .676 4 Atlanta 25 14 .641 5 Charlotte 14 21 .400 14 Washington 9 26 .257 19 Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 25 12 .676 — Indiana 14 20 .412 9 1/2 Milwaukee 14 21 .400 10 Detroit 12 25 .324 13 Cleveland 8 29 .216 17 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 31 6 .838 — Dallas 26 10 .722 4 1/2 New Orleans 22 16 .579 9 1/2 Houston 17 21 .447 14 1/2 Memphis 17 21 .447 14 1/2 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 25 13 .658 — Utah 25 13 .658 — Denver 20 16 .556 4


Portland 20 18 .526 5 Minnesota 9 29 .237 16 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Lakers 27 11 .711 — Phoenix 15 20 .429 10 1/2 Golden State 15 22 .405 11 1/2 L.A. Clippers 12 24 .333 14 Sacramento 8 26 .235 17 ——— Monday’s Results Charlotte 96, Memphis 82 Houston 108, Boston 102 Chicago 95, Detroit 82 Today’s Games Milwaukee at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Indiana at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Washington, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Denver, 9 p.m. New York at Portland, 10 p.m. Cleveland at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Chicago at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Dallas at Indiana, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Toronto, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Memphis at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. San Antonio at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Orlando at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Houston, 8:30 p.m. New Jersey at Phoenix, 9 p.m. New York at Utah, 9 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Miami at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.

Thursday National Jan. 6, 2011 Sportsman Club-Van Wert 20-4 VFW 16-8 K-M Tire 14-10 Bowersock Hauling 14-10 Day Metals 14-10 Westrich 10-14 D R C Big Dogs 10-14 First Federal 10-14 Wannemacher’s ,8-16 Men over 200 Chuck Verhoff 202-229, Dave Knepper 236, Dave Miller 226, Frank Miller 225-265-222, Tim Koester 246-233-235, Ted Wells 225, Doug Milligan Sr. 209, Chip Kayser 267, Brian Gossard 207, Don Rice 205-214, Rob Ruda 230, Lenny Hubert 226-244-243, Rick Dienstberger 278-203-236, Randy Ryan 229-215, Dave Moenter 266206-234, Jason Mahlie 212, Jeff Lawrence 213-213, Ralph Brickner 203, Jim Meeks 204, Phil Fetzer 234, Ray Geary 211, Justin Rahrig 223, Rick Suever 209, Jason Wagoner 210, Don Eversole 212226, Bruce VanMetre 237. Men over 550 Chuck Verhoff 624, Dave Knepper 570, Dave Miller 610, Frank Miller 712, Tim Koester 714, Ted Wells 592, Chip Kayser 634, Brian Gossard 582, Don Rice 618, Rob Ruda 594, Lenny Hubert 713, Rick Dienstberger 717, Randy Ryan 603, Dave Moenter 706, Jason Mahlie 584, Jeff Lawrence 573, Jim Meeks 560, Phil Fetzer 596, John Jones 576, Rick Suever 591, Jason Wagoner 565, Don Eversole 623, Bruce VanMetre 605.

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MEDICAL OFFICE Assistant for a busy local medical practice. Full time. Great team atmosphere. Office experience pre ferred, Send replies to Box 149 c/o Delphos Herald, 405 N. Main St., Delphos, OH 45833 POSITION: GROUP Home Custodian Basic Function and Scope of Responsibilities: The cleanliness of the offices, kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms and living spaces. Other Custodial Duties may include: assisting in kitchen when needed. Will: Clean, dust, deodorize and disinfect restrooms, bedrooms and offices, sweep, mop, scrub, wax, buff, shampoo and vacuum hallways, stairs, office space and carpets & rugs, empty trash and clean windows. Must be able to lift 15 lbs. Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED Shift: Monday - Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm Salary: $10.00 - $14.00 per hour Benefits: Retirement Package Available, Vacation, Sick Days and Health Insurance Send Resumes to: Group Home Custodian, P.O. Box 150, Van Wert, Ohio 45891 Expiration Date to Apply: January 14, 2011 THE CITY of Delphos Parks & Recreation Department is accepting applications for the following positions for the 2011 season: Recreation Director, Pool Manager, Head Lifeguard, Lifeguard, Pool Staff, seasonal mainte nance and umpires. Applications and job descriptions are available during regular business hours or the City of Delphos website at:

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600 Apts. for Rent
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840 Mobile Homes
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999 Legals
LEGAL NOTICE The 2010 annual financial statement for the Delphos Public Library are now complete and available for public inspection during regular business hours at the Delphos Public Li brary, 309 West Second St. Delphos, OH Janet L. Bonifas Fiscal Officer January 7, 2010

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Putnam County Owen T. Zachrich and Amy L. Zachrich, Lot 6 and Lot 18, Belmore, to George T. Fackler. Citizens National Bank Bluffton, S 28 Q SW .92 acre, Riley Township, to Bradley S. Near. Dennis L. Warniment TR, Melvin C. Warniment TR, and Rose Ann Warniment TR, S 28 Q SE parcel, Liberty Township, to Kurt A. Warniment. Kenneth H. Schulte TR and Mildred D. Schulte TR, S 29 Q SW, Lot 6 and Lot 7, Palmer Township, to Edward K. Schulte and Rhonda L. Schulte. Willmar Partnership, S 28 Q SW 14.296 acres, Riley Township, to Thomas A. Suter and Christina M. Suter. Chad M. Gratz and Gwen D. Gratz, Lot 1, West Leipsic, to Kelly L. Fitzgerald and Robert L. Fitzgerald III. Linda Boecker, Karl Boecker, Ronald Horstman, Janice Horstman, Joyce A. Miller, Larry Miller, Karen Schnipke, Donald Schnipke, Nick Horstman, Jane Horstman, Nancy Kroeger, Larry Kroeger, Donna Schimmoller, Thomas Schimmoller, Janice Bendele, Mark Bendele, Daniel J. Horstman and Lynn Horstman, S 26 Q SW, 1.634 acres, Monterey Township, to Daniel J. Horstman and Lynn M. Horstman. Linda Boecker, Karl Boecker, Ronald Horstman, Janice Horstman, Joyce A. Miller, Larry Miller, Karen Schnipke, Donald Schnipke, Nick Horstman, Jane Horstman, Nancy Kroeger, Larry Kroeger, Donna Schimmoller, Thomas Schimmoller, Janice Bendele, Mark Bendele, Daniel J. Horstman and Lynn Horstman, S 8 Q NE, 1 acre, Jackson Township, to Thomas Schimmoller and Donna Schimmoller.



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DEAR DR. GOTT: I read your advice on ADHD treatments that included only medications and the avoidance of sugar. Are you unaware that upper airway obstruction is more often the cause? Removal of the tonsils and adenoids has been shown to be much more effective than medication at improving symptoms of ADHD. You are doing a disservice to your readers by not mentioning the No. 1 most effective treatment. Oxygen is that important! DEAR READER: I see from your e-mail that you are a doctor, and, being curious, I decided to look you up on the Internet. Turns out (based on your name and given e-mail address) that you are a cosmetic dentist. Given that and the additional research I did on the subject of ADHD and airway obstruction, I must take your advice with a grain of salt. To the best of my knowledge, a cosmetic dentist doesn’t and shouldn’t diagnose or treat ADHD or upper airway obstruction. Further, you do not give any indication where you found that surgery is helpful in treating ADHD (whereas it is known to be beneficial for those with breathing issues). After some digging, I was able to locate some references to a small study done by the University of Michigan. These reports were from early 2006, which likely mean that the study was done some time in 2003 to early 2005 (in order to give the researchers time to review the information, write the report and submit it for publishing). I could not, however, locate the actual study. This doesn’t mean it’s not out there, simply that I could not find it within a reasonable amount of search time. To simplify, the study was very small and involved only 105 children. Of that, 78 children were the test group that underwent tonsil and adenoid removal for breathing issues. The remaining 27 children were the control group that underwent some other type of surgery. Two children in the control group had previously received a diagnosis of ADHD, whereas 22 of the test group had received the same diagnosis. Parents did report increased incidences of sleep and behavioral issues in the children with the airway obstruction. One year after surgery, half of the children who had received a diagnosis of ADHD no longer had it. Those who would like to read more about the study can go to the following link for more information: http://www.webmd.com/add-adhd/ news/20060403/tonsil-surgeryhelps-kids-adhd. In the end, while some children did improve O N D following surgery, this was S E R a very small test. It also I V Y shows that not all children will improve after having E E surgery (though most did RR show improvement in their R A M sleeping disorders). I believe it is not only E V A

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unethical, but it is irresponsible to be telling everyone that surgery can cure ADHD. Not all children who have ADHD have a breathing/ sleeping disorder. Not all children with both conditions will experience a cure or even improvement from either or both following surgery. I am not discounting the fact that sleeping and breathing issues are much more common in children with ADHD and vice versa, but I am saying it is too early in the game to be saying this one solution is the end all as far as treatment options are concerned. Even the ADHD information on the website says there is no surgical treatment for ADHD and recommends the same or similar treatment options as I gave in my previous article. DEAR DR. GOTT: In a recent article, someone was asking why they started vomiting and having gas after having had surgery the day before. I have experienced this after some of my surgeries and for me, it was that I can’t tolerate certain pain medications. Once I am switched to one I can handle, everything gets better. Just an idea, for what it’s worth. I always read your column and enjoy it. DEAR READER: Your idea definitely has merit. Medication sensitivity can cause a host of difficulties, including stomach upset, itching, nausea, allergic reaction and more. Pain medication, especially narcotics, is especially known for causing gastric issues in some users and addiction (typically in chronic users). I have printed your letter as a reminder to patients that it is important to write down all medications, the reason for taking them, dosages, frequency of use, date started/discontinued and any symptoms that may present. Even a medication that had been previously used or has been taken for years can suddenly cause problems. By keeping an accurate log of this information, you and your doctor can more easily determine whether one or more of your pills is causing the issue. To give you related information, I am sending you a copy of my Health Report “Consumer Tips on Medicine”. Other readers who would like a copy should send a self-addressed, stamped No. 10 envelope and a $2 check or money order payable to Newsletter and forwarded to PO Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092-9167. Be sure to mention the title or print an order form from my website, www. AskDrGottMD.com.
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Tomorrow’s Horoscope
By Bernice Bede Osol
Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011 Conditions in general look very promising in the next year, both regarding your social life and where your material welfare is concerned. There is one word of warning, however: take care to whom you tell your financial secrets. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) - Don’t let an impetuous person coerce you into making an important judgment call late in the day without being given time to mull it over. Don’t rush into things. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) You may start out having some very good intentions, but if you don’t think ahead, you could unwittingly create a few unnecessary problems for yourself. Trouble can easily be avoided. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) The smart thing to do is to avoid an individual with whom you recently had a disagreement, especially if the issue isn’t fully resolved in your mind. Don’t ask for more trouble. ARIES (March 21-April 19) Because your ego could be a bit more vulnerable than usual, it might not sit well with you if associates get more accolades for their work than you do. Think of it as just being their turn. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) - Put your desire for perfection in all things under wraps, or you could become a nitpicker of others. If you start criticizing, be prepared to take hits yourself. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Know when you’re being too curious about the confidential affairs of others, and put a stop to it. Your questioning and probing is likely to be far too intrusive for most people. CANCER (June 21-July 22) - By the end of the workday when people are tired, they’re apt to be far less tolerance of one another than normal. If a disagreement arises, don’t let it get under your skin. Shrug it off. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) - Pace yourself as best you can, especially if you have a lot on your plate. If you push your mental and physical prowess beyond their limits, you could explode at a very inappropriate moment. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) - Relax and don’t take yourself or events too seriously today, especially anything involving competition with friends. If winning become all-important, you could get uptight and spoil everyone’s fun. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) - It’s best not to take on a do-it-yourself project late in the day when you’re not at your best. If you do, you could easily bungle matters rather than improve something you where hoping to beautify. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) If you take more time than intended while shopping or out on the town, don’t try to make it up by speeding home. If anything, drive more carefully than usual. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) - Before merely reacting and jumping in, give some serious thought as to how you intend to aid a couple of people who have solicited your help. If you don’t, you could botch things up good.
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Dear Annie: I’m 15 years dren. Your presence would old. Two years ago, I arrived have created tension and home from school to find a anger, adding more pain for burglar in my room. My the bereaved. If your boybedroom door was locked, friend needed your support, and when I got near it, the he could find you at home. Dear Annie: I would like thief burst through the door. I attempted to kick him in to reply to “Pleading for a the groin, but missed. He Little Privacy,” who works grabbed my throat, squeez- nights and sleeps days and ing it tight, and then went can’t get people to leave her out the window. I called 911 alone. My wife and I work and waited inside a closet for help. I made out a report opposite shifts so one of us can be home with our sons. and told my parents. We have done this They never for 11 years. If found the guy, someone rang the and ever since, doorbell, I would I have become not answer. I used extremely parato have a problem noid when left with my father-inhome alone, even law, who would if it’s for only an come over and hour. In the past ring the doorbell few months, it or phone me about has gotten worse. things that could I keep thinking have waited. there’s someone I had a simple trying to get in, Annie’s Mailbox solution for this. or I hear imaginary footsteps in the hall- Whenever he would wake way. Until my parents come me up during the day, I home, I keep a kitchen knife would call him at the correby my side. A secondary sponding time late at night problem is that when I think and do the same to him. If someone is going to touch he woke me up at noon, I my back or neck, I tense would refuse to talk to him. Then, when I got to work, I up. I don’t know how to would call him at midnight express my feelings to and ask him what he wanted my family without sound- to talk about. After my third ing pathetic. I don’t want call, he got the hint. Now therapy, because my par- he never calls me during the ents can’t afford it. Do you day. In fact, he never calls have any suggestions about me at all. If he needs somehow to get over my phobia? thing, he will call my wife. -- Paranoid in Southern This has worked pretty well, and I get a lot more sleep. -Calif. Dear Paranoid: Your Andrew from Illinois Dear Andrew: You’ve parents should know how you feel because they will solved one problem, but we want to help. But if you are hope you haven’t created a reluctant to speak to them, second one with an alientalk to your school counsel- ated father-in-law. Annie’s Mailbox is writor or nurse. It sounds as if you are suffering from post- ten by Kathy Mitchell and traumatic stress, and some Marcy Sugar, longtime edishort-term therapy could be tors of the Ann Landers extremely helpful in work- column. Please e-mail your ing through your fears and questions to anniesmaillearning techniques to cope box@comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o with your anxiety. Dear Annie: My boy- Creators Syndicate, 5777 friend was divorced a cou- W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, ple of months ago. He and Los Angeles, CA 90045. his ex-wife have six children together. She is very bitter about the divorce and dislikes me intensely. The ex’s mother passed away last week. My boyfriend attended the wake and funeral. The problem is, he felt I should have gone with him to be supportive, regardless of what his ex thought about it. I say that because this woman dislikes me so much -- and has for 30 years -- it was better that I did not attend the funeral and make a bad situation worse for her and their children. What do you say? -- Sure I Did the Right Thing Dear Sure: You behaved correctly. This was not about your boyfriend. It was about his ex-wife. Your boyfriend was there to pay his personal respects and support his chil-







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By PAGE IVEY Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. — It could be days before icy, treacherous conditions improve for areas of the South hit by a wintry blast that sent cars sliding off the road, emptied grocery shelves and had officials nervously watching ice-laden powerlines and tree limbs. Snow ranging from several inches to more than a foot Sunday and Monday blanketed states from Louisiana to the Carolinas — a region where many cities have only a handful of snow plows, if any. And more misery was on the way: The snow began turning to freezing rain in numerous areas, and low temperatures threatened to turn roads that may have thawed icy overnight. “I had God with me this morning!” Yolanda Hill, manager of a Shell station north of Columbia, said of her drive to work. “I drove in the middle of the street, but, hey, I’m here.” Freezing rain followed the snow in many spots, turning major highways into ice rinks and coating pine trees and power lines. “If you’re off the main roads, it’s a skating rink,” said Tim Loucks, manager of the Pilot Truck Stop in Haughton, La. The storm shut down most cities and towns, closed many businesses, and canceled most flights at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the world’s busiest. At least nine people were killed in weatherrelated traffic accidents. In South Carolina, the winter storm moved out of the area early today but left thousands without power. Most of North Carolina remained under a winter storm warning. Kym Littlejohn was heeding the governor’s call for people to stay home. “The house is warm, we’ve got plenty of food, and we can watch TV,” said Littlejohn, who was snowbound in her Charlotte home Monday after about five inches fell in her neighborhood. “As long as we don’t lose power, we’ll be fine.” Conditions were unlikely to improve anytime soon. Temperatures should stay below freezing for days, and more snow is predicted. That means treacherous travel conditions could persist until Wednesday or beyond. “The problem here is that they’re not used to it, so the equipment and the sanitation removal and the snow removal is not really geared for this kind of situation,” said Tino Grana, 48, of New York City, who traveled to Atlanta to sell art at a downtown trade show. Atlanta, which got 4 to 7 inches, has just eight snow plows. The city hired a fleet of 11 privately run trucks to help spread salt and gravel. The storm system was expected to spread north to Ohio and could hit the snow-weary Northeast later in the week. A Christmas blizzard dumped more than 2 feet of snow on New York City and other parts of the region, crippling holiday travel and nearly shutting down major cities. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for the Big Apple from today through Wednesday afternoon, calling for the city and its suburbs to get between 6 and 12 inches of snow. The heaviest snow fell in parts of Tennessee that received as much as 13 inches. The weather began rolling across the South on Sunday, coating bridges and roads with snow, sleet and freezing rain. The governors of Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee declared emergencies. Schools and colleges called off classes for a second day today. South Carolina troopers worked nearly 2,000 wrecks Monday, state Highway Patrol Sgt. Kelley Hughes said. More were expected overnight as the slush on major highways was freezing again. Like many southern states, South Carolina has limited equipment to fight frozen roads. In all, it has about 800 pieces, and that’s even using graders to smooth asphalt to push away slush along with snow plows and salt spreaders. “You have no traction,” Hughes said. “You’re just rolling the dice by even going out.” In Georgia, the storm forced inauguration ceremonies for newly elected Gov. Nathan Deal to be moved inside from the state Capitol steps. Arkansas officials planned to

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‘Survivor’ winner failed to refile

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Reality TV star Richard Hatch violated the terms of his supervised release by failing to refile his tax returns, a judge ruled Monday, but he said he hadn’t decided whether to put the “Survivor” winner back behind bars. He delayed sentencing until he could receive additional arguments. Hatch, who was convicted in 2006 of failing to pay taxes on the $1 million prize he won on the debut season of the CBS reality series, spent more than three years in federal prison and was then placed on three years of supervised release. He was released in 2009 and has been living in Newport. Federal authorities accuse him of violating the conditions of his release by failing to file amended tax returns for the years 2000 and 2001, as required by a judge at the time of his sentencing. “I don’t think the question of a violation in itself is really in any doubt,” U.S. District Judge William Smith said, adding that Hatch appears to have a track record of mocking the court system and alleging unfair persecution. He said he could put Hatch back behind bars for the remaining two years of his supervised release if he finds that Hatch willfully violated the terms of his freedom, as prosecutors allege. The judge ordered prosecutors and Hatch’s lawyer to file new paperwork and said Hatch would be sentenced later. The Internal Revenue Service says that as of last February, Hatch owed about $1.7 million in taxes for 2000 and 2001 — including interest and penalties. But Hatch has appealed that finding to the U.S. Tax Court, and his amended tax returns cannot be filed until after his appeal is concluded, argued Hatch’s federal public defender, Mary McElroy. “He has the right to go through that process. He’s been cooperating with that process,” she said. But Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Reich argued that Hatch had an opportunity to refile his tax returns before he appealed to the U.S. Tax Court, and that his failure to do so was part of his overall resistance to complying with the law. “Instead, Mr. Hatch took the view that he was going to continue to fight the IRS, that he was going to continue to raise the ridiculous arguments that he raised during the trial,” Reich said. Last April, the IRS also issued a so-called “jeopardy assessment” against Hatch, which is typically imposed when the agency suspects a person may be trying to hide certain assets to avoid paying taxes. The IRS told him in a letter that it was concerned Hatch had transferred his interest in Newport properties, “for little or no consideration,” and “may be attempting to liquidate your interest in these properties and conceal the proceeds from such liquidation” to hinder the collection of his income tax for the years 2000 and 2001. That allegation was not addressed in detail during Monday’s hearing. Hatch said outside court that he was grateful the judge appeared willing to listen to his position and that the government had been “trying to paint me in a light that’s not true.”

Anti-meth law makes drug underworld worse
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move their inauguration indoors today. Drivers struggled to stay on slippery pavement, and roads were littered with abandoned vehicles. Some motorists got out in the middle of the interstate to push their cars up ice-covered ramps. “Towns down here just don’t have the equipment to deal with this much snow,” said Joel Weems, a worker at the University of Mississippi. At Blackhawk Hardware in Charlotte, owner Jim Wilkerson was hoping for a delivery of shovels and ice melt. There was only one problem: the warehouse is in snowy Atlanta, and as of Monday afternoon couldn’t even get enough workers in to load trucks. “We’ve had about 1,000 calls, but we ran out of ice melt, shovels and sleds by the time we opened on Sunday,” he said. “We could have sold 5,000 shovels if we’d had them.” But the latest storm also offered kids — and some adults acting like kids — a rare chance to play in the snow. “I’m trying to have a snowball fight with my friend,” said 15-year-old Connor Ormond of Columbia, S.C., as he trotted to a friend’s house, snowball in hand. “This is the most snow I’ve ever seen!” In Memphis, 21-year-old Ronni Jupson said the roads weren’t as bad as she feared they would be. “I love snow, I’m not going to lie,” she said. “I got really nostalgic. I’m just sad that I have to be an adult and work.”

ST. LOUIS — Electronic systems that track sales of the cold medicine used to make methamphetamine have failed to curb the drug trade and instead created a vast, highly lucrative market for profiteers to buy over-the-counter pills and sell them to meth producers at a huge markup. An Associated Press review of federal data shows that the lure of such easy money has drawn thousands of new people into the methamphetamine underworld over the last few years. “It’s almost like a sub-criminal culture,” said Gary Boggs, an agent at the Drug Enforcement Administration. “You’ll see them with a GPS unit set up in a van with a list of every single pharmacy or retail outlet. They’ll spend the entire week going store to store and buy to the limit.” Inside their vehicles, the so-called “pill brokers” punch out blister packs into a bucket and even clip coupons, Boggs said. At the height of the meth epidemic, several states turned the electronic systems, which allowed pharmacies to check instantly whether a buyer had already purchased the legal limit of pseudoephedrine — a step that was supposed to make it harder to obtain raw ingredients for meth. But it has not worked as intended. In some cases, the pill buyers are not interested in meth. They may be homeless people recruited off the street or even college kids seeking weekend beer money, authorities say. Because of booming demand created in large part by the tracking systems, they can buy a box of pills for $7 to $8 and sell it for $40 or $50. The tracking systems “invite more people into the criminal activity because the black market price of the product becomes so much more profitable,” said Jason Grellner, a detective in hardhit Franklin County, Mo., about 40 miles west of St. Louis. Since tracking laws were enacted beginning in 2006, the

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number of meth busts nationwide has started climbing again. Some experts say the black market for cold pills contributed to that spike. Other factors are at play, too, such as meth trafficking by Mexican cartels and new methods for making small amounts of meth. The AP reviewed DEA data spanning nearly a decade, from 2000 to 2009, and conducted interviews with a wide array of police and government officials. Meth-related activity is on the rise again nationally, up 34 percent in 2009, the year with the most recent figures. That number includes arrests, seizures of the drug and the discovery of abandoned meth-production sites. The increase was higher in the three states that have electronically tracked sales of medication containing pseudoephedrine since at least 2008. Meth incidents rose a combined 67 percent in those states — 34 percent in Arkansas, 65 percent in Kentucky and 164 percent in Oklahoma. Supporters of tracking say the numbers have spiked because the system makes it easier for police to find people who participate in meth production. But others question whether the tracking has helped make the problem worse by creating a new class of criminals that police must pursue. In the past, the process of “cooking” meth was often a oneperson operation, with producers buying as many cold pills as they needed. Now, with laws that strictly limit purchases and record buyers’ names, meth producers recruit friends, acquaintances, strangers and even their own children to buy pills. The process, known as “smurfing,” is not entirely new, but it has come into wider practice over the last two to three years as states have sought to limit the availability of pseudoephedrine. Grellner recalled one case where a woman took her 17-yearold daughter out smurfing. When police caught up to them, the mother forced the girl to hide the pills in her vagina. She nearly bled to death in the county jail.

Verizon to start selling iPhone

NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon Wireless would seem to be a big winner after its expected announcement today that it will start selling the iPhone and break Apple Inc.’s monogamous relationship with AT&T Inc. in the U.S. But for several reasons, the iPhone’s arrival to Verizon would be poorly timed, and Verizon’s gains won’t be as clearcut. There’s no doubt a Verizon iPhone would attract millions of buyers, and it would give the country’s largest wireless carrier a chance to catch up with AT&T in attracting high-paying smartphone customers. Since the iPhone’s debut in 2007, AT&T has been its exclusive distributor in the U.S. Many people held back because they already had service with a carrier they liked or were apprehensive about congestion on AT&T’s network, particularly in New York and San Francisco. Rumors about a Verizon iPhone have swirled for years and have risen in recent months. The Wall Street Journal has reported that an event Verizon is holding today is to announce a deal with Apple to start selling iPhones at the end of the month. Verizon, Apple and AT&T wouldn’t confirm that. Analysts estimate Verizon iPhone sales this year would range from 5 million to 13 million, some coming from what AT&T would have sold. The iPhone is big business for AT&T: The carrier activated 11.1 million iPhones in the first nine months of 2010. Many analysts say Verizon could sell more iPhones in the U.S. than AT&T this year, given pent-up demand from customers not wanting to switch to AT&T. Yet several factors may give prospective Verizon iPhone buyers pause. The first Verizon iPhone would likely only work on the older, “3G” network. That network has wide coverage, excellent reliability and less congestion than AT&T’s, but data speeds are much slower than new “4G” networks both AT&T and Verizon are building. You also can’t talk and surf at the same time with Verizon 3G phones. Also, Apple has been launching a new iPhone model every summer, and presumably an iPhone 5 is coming. But Verizon may have to wait until next January to get it, giving AT&T a head start. That’s because Verizon may be on the same one-year upgrade cycle that AT&T has been on. Most importantly, cell phone companies do their best to tie subscribers up with contracts. AT&T executives last year stressed to investors that most of their iPhone users are on family and employer plans — more difficult for an individual to switch from. “The consensus is that AT&T is reasonably well-prepared for Verizon’s iPhone onslaught ... for now,” said Sanford Bernstein analyst Craig Moffett.

LOS ANGELES — For nearly three hours, the doctor charged in Michael Jackson’s death told police about his final hours with the superstar who was so desperate for sleep that he was getting anesthetic injections in his bedroom six nights a week. Dr. Conrad Murray’s interview two days after Jackson’s death in June 2009 led police back to the singer’s mansion, where they ultimately found 12 vials of propofol. It was a small fraction of the 255 vials a Las Vegas pharmacist said he shipped Murray in the nearly three months before Jackson’s death. The interview also provided detectives with a roadmap of the drugs ultimately found throughout Jackson’s system, including the anesthetic propofol and the sedatives lorazepam and midazolam. On Monday, the homicide detective who interviewed Murray described the doctor’s retelling of his efforts to get Jackson to fall asleep and to revive him when he stopped breathing. Detective Orlando Martinez was the 20th witness prosecutors called during Murray’s preliminary hearing, which will end with a judge ruling whether there is enough evidence for the doctor to stand trial on an involuntary manslaughter charge. Although prosecutors have not indicated when they will conclude their case, most major witnesses have already testified. The Houston-based cardiologist has pleaded not guilty and his attorneys have said he didn’t give Jackson anything that should have killed him. From what Murray told Martinez, he did everything he could the morning of June 25 to get the pop superstar to sleep. He rubbed the singer’s feet and put skin lotion on his back. He gave him doses of sedatives and when they didn’t work, turned down the music in his bedroom and told Jackson to meditate. But Jackson was still awake. According to Murray, the singer was growing frustrated, repeatedly telling the doctor that he would have to cancel the planned series of 50 comeback concerts in London because he couldn’t sleep. He wanted his “milk,” which the detective said Murray told him was how Jackson referred to propofol. At 10:40 a.m. — nearly 10 hours after returning to his mansion after a rehearsal a prosecutor described as “fabulous” — Murray told police he gave Jackson a 25 milligram dose of propofol. It was half his usual dose. Murray said he watched the singer for a few minutes, then made a long walk to a bathroom. When he returned, Jackson wasn’t breathing. Murray told the detective he was “stunned.” He immediately tried to start saving Jackson, but told Martinez he didn’t call 911 himself. “He said he was caring for his patient and he did not want to neglect him,” Martinez testified. Paramedics would not be called until 12:21 p.m., and Murray was making calls for much of the 11 o’clock hour, phone records presented during the five-day hearing show. Neither prosecutors nor Murray’s defense attorney on Monday addressed the apparent discrepancies in the police version of the doctor’s interview and other evidence. They also did not say whether most of the propofol that Murray ordered was used, although the doctor told Martinez he had been giving Jackson 50 milligrams of propofol six nights a week for roughly two months.

lawsuits and settlements. But what’s hurting the company most is an aging lineup of boring cars. Over the past decade, Toyota and its U.S. dealers had it easy. Cutting edge design wasn’t required because the cars sold themselves on reputation. Everyone knew Toyotas held their value, were safe and got drivers from point A to point B with little drama. Then came the recalls, which called all of that into question. Ending the year on a low note, Camry sales fell 10 percent in December from a year earlier. Corolla sales plunged 35 percent. Unless things turn around quickly, Camry is in danger of losing its 10-year crown as the nation’s top-selling car this year to the Honda Accord. Ho hum cars are “probably the worst problem for them,” says Jessica Caldwell, director of pricing and industry analysis for Edmunds.com. “They always had their (safety) reputation to fall back on, but now that’s not the case.” CEO Akio Toyoda acknowledges that Toyota is at a design crossroads. He has told dealers several times that he’s working to improve Toyota’s exterior styling, pushing designers to come up with something more exciting. The company is “intent on making Toyota cars better looking,” he told reporters Monday during his first-ever visit to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. After becoming the world’s largest automaker in 2007, Toyota reversed course and resumed giving executives in Japan the final say on design decisions for the U.S. market. Some question whether that change left Toyota at a disadvantage as Hyundai, Ford and General Motors moved quicker to tailor new designs specifically for U.S. car buyers. Mike Jackson, CEO of Autonation, the country’s largest car dealer network, says that in the past, sedans sold based primarily on their quality, reliability and resale values. Automakers believed “the styling should be conservative enough to not put people off,” he said. “I don’t think that’s the future. Now you have to differentiate yourself.”

Answers to Monday’s questions: Concessionaire Anton Feuchtwanger gave customers white gloves to help them eat his sausages at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair. When customers routinely walked off with the gloves, he had his baker brother-in-law make split hot-dog bun. In updating ancient Latin, the Vatican gave the term tempus maximae frequentiae the modern definition of rush hour. Today’s questions: Which were the only three movie Westerns to win Best Picture Oscars? What major California city is bisected by a mountain range? Answers in Wednesday’s Herald. Today’s words: Cromlech: a prehistoric tomb Snash: abuse, insolence

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