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Thursday, January 13, 2011
on the cost of operations of the district, including the Permanent Improvement Fund, busing, Lunchroom OTTOVILLE – Sue Fund, Classroom Facilities Bendele took the helm Maintenance Fund and the of the Ottoville Local utility costs for the building. The Permanent Schools Board of Improvement Education as presiFund began fisdent Wednesday cal year 2011 evening. She was (July 1, 2010) joined by Vice with a balance President Kevin of $130,921.39. Landin. Total receipts Each January, are projected at school boards $51,608.92 and across Ohio hold total expenditures organizational are projected at meetings to elect $70,028.27 to officers, set the end on the year time, date and Bendele with a balance of place for meetings, $113,502.04. set committees and For school year 2010, the appoint board liaisons. The meeting must be held by Jan. average monthly mileage for the busing was 9,027. 15. The district ended fisCraig Byrne was appointed education legislative liaison cal year 2010 with labor and will attend the 2011 Ohio costs at 48.58 percent of the School Boards Association Lunchroom Fund and food Capital Conference and Trade costs at 39.55 percent. The goal was labor at 50 percent Show. Kim Wannemacher will and food at 45 percent. The Classrooms Facilities serve on the district’s audit committee and Barb Hoersten Maintenance Fund monies is the 2011 achievement liai- can only be used for upkeep, repair and replacement of son. Meetings will remain at items original to the facili7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday ties when it was built seven of the month in room 101 years ago. Expenditures were at the elementary with the $74,810.31 for FY 2010 leavexception of the June 29 meet- ing a balance of $438,844.17. ing at the elementary and the Expenditures for FY 2011 so July 20 meeting at St. Barbara far are $6,350.21. The district continued to Parish in Cloverdale. Standing authorizations enjoy the benefits of the geofor the superintendent and thermal heating and cooling treasurer were also approved. system and more efficient Treasurer Bob Weber See OTTOVILLE, page 2 presented his annual reports
The Meadows of Kalida will host a Memory Care Support Group at 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 26. This group is offered to any community members going through the dementia journey with a loved one. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to Cindy at 419532-2961 by Jan. 25.
Meadows to host memory group
Bendele to lead 2011 Ottoville School Board
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Project Recycle set Saturday
Delphos Project Recycle is set for 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Delphos Fuel and Wash north of Double A Trailer Sales on East Fifth Street. Newspaper, phone books and aluminum cans need to be in separate containers because they are stored on location and sold as a fundraiser for the Girl Scouts and Squires. All other items are taken to the Van Wert Recycle Center. Cardboard, magazines and plastic shopping bags also need to be separated. All tin, plastic and glass containers need to be rinsed clean. Labels can be left on items and they can be co-mingled. No window or plate glass, nor light bulbs, ornamental, Pyrex or cookware glass will be accepted. Computers, etc., are also accepted but no monitors or TVs.
Sarah Jane in Top 25 in customer satisfaction
Residents’ families participate in survey
BY NANCY SPENCER firstname.lastname@example.org DELPHOS — Family members of Ohioans in nursing homes are satisfied with the care and services their loved ones receive there, according to the 2010 Nursing Home Family Satisfaction Survey by the Ohio Department of Aging. The statewide average satisfaction score was 87.93. Sarah Jane Living Center in Delphos was ranked 96.6. Director Mick Murphy said today the ranking is a result of a tremendous work effort and the tenure of employees. “We have a great staff who have been here for a while and they take a lot of pride odor and the residents always in what they do,” Murphy look well-groomed,” Murphy said. “The biggest factor is added. we have a small family-style Murphy said he is excited environment. We to accept the deshave 20 private ignation but must and 4 semi-private give credit where rooms and our resit is due. idents spend very “It was very little time in them easy to come to other than to sleep this facility in the because of our footsteps of Ginnie involved activities Hellman,” he said. program.” “She was a pillar Residents of Sarah Jane and gather in the cominstituted a lot of mon area near the the programs and lobby and spend systems we use. It Murphy their days interactwas nice to come ing with staff; this into a well-oiled is just one reason for the cen- machine.” ter’s success. Hellman retired in June Murphy said cleanliness is 2010. another reason patients’ famiMurphy said there will be lies appreciate the facility. some celebrating this week. “We have family members tell us all the time there is no See SARAH JANE, page 2
Sarah Jane Living Center at 328 W. Third St. cares for Alzheimer and dementia patients.
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I-gym in running for Pepsi grant
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 North 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. Voters can also text 105264 to Pepsi (73774). Standard text messaging rates apply. Cloudy Friday with 30 percent chance of morning snow. High in mid 20s. See page 2.
Flu cases Renovation on the rise of new library building underway
The Putnam County Health Department has recently seen a slow rise in the number of influenza cases being reported. For Ohio, the most common months for influenza are January – March. Influenza viruses are spread from person to person primarily through contact with someone’s infected cough or sneeze. Adults can be infectious from the day before symptoms begin through approximately five days after the onset of illness. Children can be infectious for 10 days or more and young children can transmit the virus for several days before they show symptoms. For immunocompromised persons, the virus can be shed for weeks or months, so the virus can be transmitted to others without the host knowing they are sick. Uncomplicated influenza symptoms include fever, body aches, headache, cough, sore throat, fatigue and runny nose. Children can also have ear aches, nausea and vomiting. Illnesses from influenza are often difficult to differentiate from illnesses caused by other respiratory diseases. Influenza illness typically lasts 3-7 days for the majority of persons but the cough and body aches can last two weeks or longer. For certain persons, influenza can make their underlying medical conditions even worse which can lead to pneumonia, blood and brain infections and viruses in and around the heart. These complications often mean going to the hospital and sometimes death. The best way to prevent influenza is to get the influSee FLU, page 2 BY STACY TAFF email@example.com
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DELPHOS — During its first meeting of the new year, the Delphos Public Library Board of Trustees voted to keep the same officers as 2010: President Margaret Fischer, Vice President Pat Poling and Secretary Jane Rutledge. Fiscal Officer Janet Bonifas was re-appointed to her post. Custodian Norb Renner gave an update on the renovation of the First Street building. “The plumbers are over there right now and they should be done and out of there by the end of this week, it looks like,” Renner said. “They had a bit of a setback with some of their help but it looks like everything’s going well. All of the demolition is done except for some linoleum that has to come up in one of the bathrooms and I think we’re going to have to call an architect in to see if we’ll need a building inspector to come in and take a look before we start putting in the dry wall. I’d hate to get that done and then find out we have to tear it out again to fix something.” Bonifas said the amount spent on the building project so far is approximately $23,100, with the amount
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Chuck Grothouse of Grothouse Plumbing and Heating installs a water heater in the library’s newly-acquired Metzner-Minzing building. Removal of linoleum and drywalling are next on the agenda. where a person could rise ect to get E-Books into the left being $7,400. With the renovation mov- and become enlightened. libraries in Ohio and I think ing along as planned, the There was also a lamp post that by ignoring it, we’re board has deliberated over put in front of each library just sticking our heads what to name the building. and I just thought that was in the sand,” she said. “I Bonifas shared some his- all really amazing and very read a study that predicttory relating to the subject. interesting that he chose ed sometime in the next “I’m not sure many peo- small towns. I was curious several years, there won’t ple know this but the library as to why the name was even be textbooks in colleges because everyone will was originally named after changed.” The board decided to be downloading them on Andrew Carnegie because he commissioned 3,500 table naming the building things similar to the iPad. This is the future; it’s not libraries around the coun- to give it further thought. In other news, board going to go away.” try, along with this one, to The board agreed to ask be built,” she said. “And member Leila Osting sugthe old original part of gested adding E-Books to director Nancy Mericle to look into the benefits, drawthe library is a lot higher the library’s services. “I found some informa- backs and costs of adding than the newer parts and all of his libraries were tion on Lima’s web site E-Books to the library. A built that way because he about the Ohio E-Book decision will be made at a felt a library was a place Project, which is a proj- later date.
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Thursday, January 13, 2011
Obama urges nation to honor youngest Ariz. victim
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — President Obama exhorted Americans to refrain from partisan bickering and urged the country embrace the idealistic vision of democracy held by 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green, the youngest Arizona shooting victim and an aspiring politician who is set to be buried today in the first of halfa-dozen funerals. Speaking to an arena audience of about 14,000 and even more in a nearby football stadium and at homes across the country, Obama drew on themes of unity, patriotism and heroism as he tried to help the nation make sense of a tragedy that unfolded as citizens were exercising their most basic of rights, meeting with their congresswoman. Christina and five others were killed and 13 injured Saturday in a shooting rampage as they waited to meet Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head and left gravely wounded. Obama revealed during his speech that she had opened her eyes for the first time shortly after he visited her bedside. Obama focused on memories of the victims and the heroism of those who sprang to their aid after the gunfire. He steered clear of the political tit-for-tat that has consumed much of the dialogue since the massacre while acknowledging the “sharp polarization” that has gripped the country. He reminded the audience that the third-grader’s neighbor had brought Christina, a Little League player and newly elected student council member, to
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meet Giffords because of her budding interest in democracy. “She saw all this through the eyes of a child, undimmed by the cynicism or vitriol that we adults all too often just take for granted,” he said. “I want to live up to her expectations. I want our democracy to be as good as Christina imagined it. I want America to be as good as she imagined it.” The funeral for Christina was to be the first of several planned in the coming days for the victims, including a federal judge with nearly 40 years of service and a Giffords aide who was about to be married. Obama’s comments brought the crowd to their feet and his speech was frequently punctuated by rousing cheers and See OBAMA, page 3 juniors. Sophomores will have a chance to experience some of those classes personally on Feb. 2 when they visit the center. At the elementary level, Superintendent/Principal Scott Mangas announced the afterschool program is working out well. The elementary will also host Ronald McDonald at 9 a.m. Jan. 28 for a bullying education program for students. The district will host the Ohio School Boards Association regional board meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 26. The next meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 in room 101 in the elementary. dining and more. Researchers identified two key questions that sum up the respondent’s perception of the home: “Overall, do you like this facility?” and “Would you recommend this facility to a family member or friend?” Sixteen facilities scored 100 on both questions including Sarah Jane. The most recent family satisfaction data complements 2009 resident satisfaction survey results on the site. The department plans to survey resident satisfaction again in 2011. Baker was arrested by the Van Wert City Police Department and has had a previous convicted for felony DUI. Judge Steele ordered a presentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for 9 a.m. March 2. Haley A. Burgess, 22, Van Wert, entered a guilty plea to a charge of illegal processing of drug documents, a felony of the fourth degree. Burgess had filed a motion for Treatment in Lieu of Conviction which was granted by Judge Steele. Burgess will be under the supervision of the Van Wert County Probation Department for a period of one year while she completes her treatment program. Dustyn Taylor, 19, Van Wert, was granted judicial release (early release) from prison and was ordered to complete the program at the WORTH Center in Lima. Taylor will be on community control for a period of three years, ordered to make restitution to the victim in the amount of $1,006.63, pay court costs, pay the affidavit of indigency fee of $25 and reimburse $250 for his court appointed attorney.
Resident reports burglary
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At 10:22 p.m. on Wednesday, Delphos police were called to the 700 block of North Main Street in reference to a burglary complaint. Upon officers’ arrival, the victim stated that someone had gained entry into the residence and had taken personal items from inside. The case was forwarded to the Detective Bureau for further investigation.
Man found driving under suspension
Katherine L. (Wilson) Campanile
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water and sewer system in the new school. Weber estimated the cost of operations from September 2010 to August 2011 will be 83 cents per square foot. The Ohio School Facilities Commission is using a utility rate of $1.50-1.75 per square foot. Ottoville is still waiting on Race to the Top funds. The district requested $29,150 for the first of the four-year grant period. The money will be used for professional development. The school will receive $100,000 in total over four years. High School Principal Jon
Thorbahn announced he and several teachers will join Kalida and Fort Jennings on a team for the Putnam County Red Cross Donkey Basketball game fundraiser at 2 p.m. Feb. 13. On Jan. 18, students in grades 5-12 will attend a bullying prevention event. Parents are invited to a presentation by Jim Bisenius from 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Education Service Center in Ottawa. Bisenius has taught his anti-bullying methods to more than 450 schools nationwide. Sophomores will hear a presentation from Vantage Career Center on offerings available to better to provide that information than other families who have made similar decisions,” said Interim Director Barb Madden-Petering. “The satisfaction ratings, along with other information about facilities available in the Long-term Care Consumer Guide, are valuable tools to help families and individuals access choice, remain independent and enjoy a high quality of life.” The survey asked family members their opinions on things such as activities, nursing, laundry, meals and
At 1:16 a.m. on Monday while on routine patrol, Delphos police stopped a vehicle driven by Jose Sanchez, 31, Lima. It was found that Sanchez was operating a motor vehicle while having his driving privileges suspended. Sanchez was cited into Lima Municipal Court on the charge.
Dirt bike missing from residence
At 8:48 p.m. on Monday, Delphos police were called to the 500 block of North Main Street in reference to a theft report. Upon officers’ arrival, the victim stated that sometime over the past few days someone had taken a dirt bike from the residence.
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“This is quite an honor for the staff and I know we will be doing something,” he said. The family satisfaction survey was conducted between June and December 2010 by the Scripps Gerontology Center of Miami University. Nearly 30,000 family members and 931 facilities participated. Of 711 facilities, 375 scored above the state average. “Making important choices about where a loved one receives care should start with information and who The following individuals appeared before Judge Charles Steele Wednesday in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court:
Police probe phone harassment
At 1:38 p.m. on Wednesday, Delphos police were called to the 1000 block of Lima Avenue in reference to a telephone harassment complaint. Upon officers’ arrival, the victim stated that someone continues to make unwanted contact with the victim.
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a.m. Jan. 19. Joshua M. Minyoung, 27, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to possession of drugs, a felony of the third degree. Minyoung was released on a $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond with a pretrial hearing scheduled for 8 a.m. Jan. 19. Christopher P. Adkins, 30, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to an indictment charging him with assault (law enforcement officer), a felony of the fourth degree. He was released on a $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond on this charge but is being held in jail on charges from the Van Wert Municipal Court. A pretrial hearing has been scheduled for 8 a.m. Jan. 19. Michael W. Beach, 47, Delphos, entered a not guilty plea to an indictment charging him with four counts of illegal processing of drug documents. Beach was released on a $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond with a pretrial hearing scheduled for 8 a.m. Jan. 26. Barbara Baker, 48, Van Wert, entered a guilty plea to a charge of driving while under the influence of alcohol, a felony of the third degree.
ST. RITA’S A girl was born Jan. 12 to Anna Hanjora and Douglas Heffner of Spencerville.
James C. Irwin, 47, Delphos, entered a not guilty plea to an indictment charging him with having weapons under a disability, a felony of the third degree. Irwin had originally been indicted in December for the same charge, but re-indicted to amend the original indictment. Irwin’s bond of $500,000 was continued with a hearing on a motion to suppress evidence on Feb. 3. Jared Alan Smith, 22, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to a charge of Possession of Drugs (Heroin) a felony of the fifth degree. Smith was released on a $5,000 unsecured personal surety bond with a pretrial hearing scheduled for 8 a.m. Jan. 26. Matthew L. Peffley, 36, Convoy, entered a not guilty plea to a charge of disseminating material harmful to juveniles, a felony of the fifth degree. Peffley was ordered held on a $10,000 cash bond with a pretrial hearing scheduled for 8
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. today at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township location, where scripture service will be held at 2 p.m. Memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception Steeple Fund. Condolences may be sent to: www.lovefuneralhome.com.
Katherine “Kay” L. (Wilson) Campanile, 71, of Beavercreek, passed away Tuesday at Hospice of Dayton. Her parents are Burgan and Marie (Sauber) Wilson. They preceded her in death. She married Frank Campanile and he survives in Beavercreek. Survivors also include daughter Maria Campanile of Madison, Wis.; son Nick Campanile of Chicago; sisters Maxine Link and Marilyn Otte of Delphos and Carolyn Masten of Las Vegas; brothers and sisters-in-law Robert and Margaret Wilson of Manistee, Mich., Gene and Mary Wilson of Beavercreek, Nick and Judy Wilson of Delphos and Mike and Joyce Wilson of Fishers, Ind.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by sisters Colleen Millett and Joan Wilson. Mrs. Campanile received her bachelor of science degree in social work and her master of science degree in counseling from the University of Dayton and became a licensed social worker in the State of Ohio. She worked for the Dayton Children’s Psychiatric Hospital and Womanline. She did extensive volunteer work in the community including at St. Vincent dePaul and Erma’s House and was a devout member of St. Luke Catholic Parish. Mass of Christian Burial will begin 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Luke Catholic Church. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday and prayers will be held 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Tobias Funeral HomeBeavercreek Chapel, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Road at Grange Hall Road in Beavercreek. Contributions may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society of St. Luke Church in Beavercreek, or Friends of Fr. Eiting at the St. Luke Parish Credit Union or donor’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.
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Scholars of the Day
St. John’s Scholar of the Day is Taylor Mueller. Congratulations Taylor! Jefferson’s Scholar of the Day is Marissa Garza. Congratulations Marissa!
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Students can pick up their awards in their school offices.
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The Lima Symphony Orchestra Presents
Sunday, January 23rd at 4 p.m. St. John the Evangelist Church, Delphos
The program will include Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Harp, his beautiful Posthorn Serenade, and Symphony No. 1, which Mozart wrote when he was only 8 years old.
General Admission Tickets: $20 adults, $10 students For tickets call (419) 222-5701
Concert Underwriters: AR-HALE Family Foundation CorpComm Group Perry Corporation Century Link First Federal Bank Union Bank Everyday Technologies Sidney Christian Academy Schools
CLEVELAND (AP) — These Ohio lotteries were drawn Wednesday: Classic Lotto 02-11-19-24-26-49 Estimated jackpot: $18.7 million Mega Millions Estimated jackpot: $30 million Midday 3 5-5-5 Midday 4 2-7-1-8 Pick 3 1-4-4 Pick 4 8-2-4-9 Powerball 19-21-23-40-48, Powerball: 27, Power Play: 4 Estimated jackpot: $67 million Rolling Cash 5 06-23-29-30-31 Estimated jackpot: $100,000 Ten OH 03-07-10-16-19-21-24-2635-40-43-44-46-48-54-61-6368-69-80 Ten OH Midday 02-03-14-27-29-33-34-4344-50-55-56-59-60-62-68-7677-78-80
High temperature Wednesday in Delphos was 27 degrees, low was 14. A trace of snowfall was recorded. High a year ago today was 30, low was 13. Record high for today is 62, set in 1935. Record low is -14, set in 1977. WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county The Associated Press
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow showers after midnight. Lows 15 to 20. Southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow 40 percent. FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow showers in the morning. Highs in the mid 20s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 30 percent. FRIDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow showers after midnight. Lows around 20. Southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow 40 percent. EXTENDED FORECAST SATURDAY: Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow showers. Highs in the lower 30s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow showers in the evening. Lows 10 to 15. Chance of snow 30 percent. SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 20s.
enza vaccine. It is not too late to get a flu vaccine. In fact, the positive influenza viruses identified thus far are strains protected by the vaccine. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends vaccination for seasonal influenza for all persons aged 6 months or older. It is especially important for those at highest risk which includes: — All children aged 6 months – 18 years; — Persons aged 50 years and older; — Persons who have chronic disorders of the pulmonary or cardiovascular systems, including asthma; — Persons who have metabolic disorders (diabetes), kidney dysfunction, blood disorders, or immunosuppression caused by disease or medications; — Persons who have any condition that can compromise their respiratory function or handling of secretions (i.e. seizures, spinal cord injuries, stroke); — Children on long term aspirin therapy; and — Pregnant women during the influenza season Anyone who has contact with those at high risk of complications from influenza including health care workers, child care providers especially for those 0-59 months, group home workers, and assisted living employees. The Putnam County Health Department still has vaccine available. Two types of vaccine are offered. FluMist can be given to any healthy individuals that are 2 – 49 years old excluding women that are pregnant. FluMist will cost $10 for those 19 years and older and free for those 18 years and younger. The flu shot is indicated for anyone 6 months and older and will cost $10 for those 18 years and younger and $20 for 19 years and above. This vaccine is indicated for those with chronic illnesses, the very young and the older population. With proof of Medicaid or Medicare, the vaccine is free and we bill those insurances. Call the health department to set up an appointment. today.
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Homeless man Ted Williams wanted to testify
STATE/LOCAL EarthTalk® Col. Pipe organ
company reaches far
By DAN GEARINO The Columbus Dispatch COLUMBUS (AP) — Later this year, someone at a church in Charlotte, N.C., will press the keys on a brand-new pipe organ, and a rich sound will fill the room. That moment is on the minds of everyone at BunnMinnick Pipe Organs. The instrument is taking shape in the main assembly room of the operation in the Harrison West neighborhood in Columbus. In that two-story space, every detail will come together before the components are disassembled and delivered to their ultimate home. The 20 or so employees do a special kind of manufacturing, in which a few projects take up an entire year and the workers are artisans as much as they are laborers. The company’s work can be seen in eight states, including new or restored organs at several churches in central Ohio and Downtown at the Ohio Theatre. “We’re an arts organization trying to make money,” said Philip D. Minnick, president and co-founder. Seated in a second-floor conference room, Minnick and fellow co-founder Robert W. Bunn Jr. explained how this so-called king of instruments produces sound. The tones come from the push of air through the pipes, controlled by pressing keys on the console. In ancient times, the air pressure often came from bellows. Today, an electric motor does the work. Prices can range from about $50,000 for a small reconditioned organ to more than $1 million for a large new one, Minnick said. A typical new organ ranges from $250,000 to $450,000. Bunn-Minnick began in 1969 with a small commission from a church. The initial work took place in Bunn’s basement. Together, the two men gathered about $1,000 to get started, they said. Minnick was a classically trained organist, and Bunn was a repairman who had taken an interest in the mechanics of pipe organs. They met while working at A.W. Brandt Co., the largest organ company in Columbus at the time. The new venture was a part-time job, Minnick said. After a few years, though, both men had quit their day jobs and bought a building at 1st and Harrison avenues. Bunn holds the title of vice president. A third co-owner, Leo J. Klise Jr., joined the business in the mid-1980s and handles much of the financial management. Since 1992, Bunn-Minnick has been housed on Michigan Avenue in a three-story brick building. The space was once the headquarters of a company that makes oil derricks but had been abandoned
LONDON (AP) — A subpoena has been issued for an Ohio homeless man who encountered instant fame when a roadside video of him demonstrating his broadcasting skills went viral on the web. The Madison Press reports that Madison County sheriff’s deputies say Ted Williams was a passenger in the car of a woman who was accused of drug abuse after being pulled over in May. Williams is wanted at a Feb. 11 hearing over whether deputies’ search of the car was legal. Laura Bogrees, who represents the woman, asked a judge last week to delay a hearing because the defendant was in New York. Williams also was in New York last week for media interviews. Bogrees on Wednesday declined to comment to the newspaper on the woman’s relationship to Williams.
Ohio University to allow students to shack up
ATHENS (AP) — Ohio University plans to test allowing men and women to live together in the same dorm rooms. It’s an idea that was pushed on behalf of the school’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Center. Center Director Mickey Hart tells the student-run newspaper The Post the gender-neutral housing will be of particular benefit to students who identify as transgender. Student Senate member Sean Martin says students in dating relationships who try to live together under the new housing option will be “frowned upon.” Administrators say a oneyear experiment with malefemale roommates will begin with this year’s fall term, primarily for upperclassmen. They say other Ohio schools, including Miami University, also are trying out genderneutral housing.
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applause. One woman waved a sign that read “We Will Heal!” while another hoisted a painting of the president. In an electrifying moment, the president revealed that Giffords had opened her eyes. First lady Michelle Obama held hands with Giffords’ husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, as the news brought soaring cheers. Obama bluntly conceded that there was no way to know what triggered the shooting rampage and cautioned America to avoid dwelling on the role of incendiary rhetoric that could sully the memory of the victims. “If this tragedy prompts reflection and debate — as it should — let’s make sure it’s worthy of those we have lost,” he said. “Let’s make sure it’s not on the usual plane of politics and point-scoring and pettiness that drifts away in the next news cycle.” Congressman Bob Latta The president also lauded the actions of the men who wres- (R-Bowling Green) has tled the gunman to the ground, announced his nominathe woman who grabbed the tions from Ohio’s Fifth shooter’s ammunition, the doc- Congressional District for contors and nurses who treated the sideration for acceptance into injured and the first respond- the United States Air Force, ers. He singled out for praise a Merchant Marine, Military, Giffords intern and University and Naval Academies in the of Arizona junior who tried to Class 2015: staunch the congresswoman’s U.S. Air Force Academy, bleeding. Colorado Springs, The intern, 20-year-old Colorado A nomination does not political science student Daniel Austin Fleming, Van Wert, guarantee acceptance to an Hernandez, was seated next to Van Wert High School Academy; that responsibility Obama during the service and Andrew Huntsman, Fort rests with their admissions appeared to tear up after the Jennings, Fort Jennings High office. Additional informacrowd broke into deafening School tion regarding the academy applause at Obama’s tribute. Nathan Kruse, Ottawa, nomination and application Hernandez spoke briefly before the president and rejected the Ottawa Glandorf High process may be obtained from Congressman Latta’s website label of hero, saying those School U.S. Merchant Marine at http://latta.house.gov. involved in public service are true heroes. Obama politely disagreed. “Daniel, I’m sorry, you may deny it, but we’ve decided you are a hero because you ran through the chaos to minister to your boss, and tended to her wounds and helped keep her alive,” the president said. The attack ended when bystanders tackled the suspect, OPEN TO MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS Jared Lee Loughner, 22, who is CALL CLUB FOR DETAILS in custody and has been charged 000-000-0000 000-000-0000 419-692-2388 000-000-0000 000-000-0000 with murder and attempted [ Local 1875 E. Fifth Street ]] Local Address419-692-2388 Address Local Address E. Fifth Street Address Local 1875 Local Address Delphos Local Address [ curves.com murder. Local Address Delphos Local Address
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and required redevelopment inside and out. Today, employees look out the windows at new condominium complexes and businesses. Bunn-Minnick’s building is large enough that the company can produce almost every part in-house and keep a supply of used parts. Nearly the entire basement is devoted to woodworking. The third floor has several rooms for pipemaking, with a casting area where employees melt metals and shape the mixture into cylinders. And there’s a “voicing room” where the pipes are adjusted to meet precise tonal qualities. Front-office functions are on the ground floor, which is also the domain of Elsa, a gray terrier mix who saunters from room to room. The co-founders’ lives are intertwined with the business to a point that there is little separation. Both live nearby and spend much of their spare time at the office. Bunn, 71, has an almost perpetual smile and looks much younger than his age. He keeps a workshop on the third floor, where he tinkers with old electronics. For him, no device is obsolete, and anything can be repaired. “It’s like the guy who has a neat garage, only our garage is this whole building,” he said. Minnick, 61, is the more buttoned-down of the two. His office has a plaque with the quote: “When two people in a business always agree, one of them is unnecessary.” One of his few flights of fancy is his collection of antique light bulbs, with many shapes and sizes stored in two display cases. The grouping ties into his fascination with electricity and the work of Thomas Edison, an inventor who also dabbled in building organs. “My mother liked to joke that she must have gotten shocked when she was carrying me,” Minnick said. One of the company’s finished products can be found at First Presbyterian Church in London in Madison County. The organ takes up almost the entire back wall, with 42 sets of pipes built to conform with the cathedral ceiling. “The installation in our sanctuary fits so well that newcomers — and I dare say some old members — think that the organ has always been there,” said Thomas Lloyd, church music director. “The Bunn-Minnick sound is exactly what we wanted and is great for hymn-singing.” Although pipe organs have been around for more than 2,000 years, the modern organ industry reached its peak after World War I. The instrument became an essential draw for movie theaters in the days of silent films in addition to its traditional role in churches.
No cigarettes, not even those grown organically, are good for you, but brands like American Spirit, shown here in a magazine ad, at least eschew the chemical fillers. From the Editors of E/The bluefin annually. ICCAT says Environmental Magazine that if stocks have not rebounded by 2022 it would consider Dear EarthTalk: Are closing down some tuna fishing Atlantic bluefin tuna really areas. about to go extinct? What are With ICCAT’s limits havthe contributing factors and ing little effect on the animal’s what is being done to try to decline, environmentalists took head off this tragedy? their case to the United Nations’ — Edward Jeffries, Convention on International Norwalk, CT Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in hopes of getting an According to many marine international ban on the harvestbiologists, Atlantic blue- ing and sale of Atlantic bluefin. fin tuna, one of three closely But in March 2010, 68 nations related bluefin tuna species, voted down the proposal; 20 are in danger of going extinct countries, including the U.S., within a decade if the govern- voted for it, while 30 others ments of the world can’t come abstained. The leading oppotogether to ban catching and/ nent of the ban, Japan—which or selling the lucrative species. consumes three-quarters of all The non-profit International bluefin tuna caught around the Union for the Conservation of world—argued that ICCAT Nature (IUCN), which main- was the proper regulatory body tains an international “Red List” to sustain Atlantic bluefin popuof threatened species, considers lation numbers. the Atlantic bluefin “Critically As for what concerned indiEndangered” given that its pop- viduals can do, the Monterey ulation numbers have declined Bay Aquarium’s Seafood by upwards of 80 percent since Watch program recommends the 1970s. Even recently insti- avoiding bluefin tuna — sometuted stricter restrictions on times called hon maguro or toro allowable catch levels may be (tuna belly) at the supermarket too little too late for the huge and at restaurants — altogether. migratory fish. And that would not only be The trouble began in the a good environmental move 1960s when fishing boats using but good for your health, too: purse seines and long lines to The non-profit Environmental pull in fish for the canned tuna Defense Fund (EDF), a leading market harvested huge numbers environmental group, recently of juvenile Atlantic bluefin. issued a health advisory recThis highly efficient method of ommending that people avoid fishing decimated generations eating Atlantic bluefin due to of Atlantic bluefin, constrain- elevated levels of neurotoxins ing their reproductive capacity including mercury and PCBs accordingly. that can be found in the fish’s Today catch limits for tissue. It seems the only way Atlantic bluefin — even more in we can continue to live with demand worldwide for sushi — bluefin tuna and so many other are implemented and enforced at-risk marine wildlife species by the International Commission is to live without them on our for the Conservation of Atlantic dinner plates. Tunas (ICCAT), a multinational group of fisheries regulators Dear EarthTalk: Is it true charged with maintaining sus- that organic tobacco productainable levels of tuna through- tion is booming in the U.S.? out the Atlantic and neighbor- And are cigarettes made from ing waters. In 2007, ICCAT set organic tobacco any healthier the international annual catch for smokers? limit for Atlantic bluefin at — Nanci R., Petaluma, 30,000 tons; double what the CA commission’s own scientists recommended. More recently, To say business is booming ICCAT’s scientists recom- would be an exaggeration, but mended lowering the limit to it is true that many American 7,500 tons; ICCAT compro- tobacco farmers are beginning mised with fishing interests and to transition to organic growing settled on a 13,500 ton limit. methods. Given the hard times But despite these rules, analysts growers have faced in recent estimate that the fishing indus- decades—most Americans now Academy, Kings Point, New try is actually still harvesting revile smoking and farmers in York around 60,000 tons of Atlantic other countries can produce Benjamin Kleman, Ft. Jennings, Ft. Jennings High School Ashley Mohr, Van Wert, Van Wert High School U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York Ashley Mohr,Van Wert, Van Wert High School
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higher volumes for substantially less cost—going organic is one way to keep charging premium prices. While growing organically costs more and yields a slightly less marketable product, farmers can make up the difference and then some since their organic tobacco will command double the price of their competitors’ conventionally grown, chemical-laden variety. Companies like Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company and Organic Smoke, Inc., for example, are willing to pay this premium for the privilege of marketing the resulting “natural” cigarettes—which also avoid the chemical fillers and even extra nicotine of the standard smoke—as friendlier to the environment. Of course, buyers beware: No cigarette is good for you, whether it contains organic tobacco or not. If you have to smoke, a so-called “natural” cigarette will expose you to fewer toxins overall, but the primary risk still comes from the inhaled carcinogenic smoke of the burning tobacco leaves. For its part, Santa Fe, maker of the American Spirit brand of “natural” cigarettes, has seen sales increase 10 percent yearly over the last decade to the point where its sales account for about 0.6 percent of the total U.S. cigarette market. During its first year of business two decades ago, Santa Fe bought and processed 4,000 pounds of organic tobacco. In 2008, the company processed two million pounds. Upwards of 100 different farms spread across the U.S., Canada and Brazil now provide Santa Fe with organic tobacco leaf. Besides buying only organic tobacco and eschewing chemical fillers, the company walks the socially responsible talk, too, powering its facilities with clean energy, extending benefits to same-sex domestic partners, and donating funds and volunteer time to the clean-up of New Mexico’s Santa Fe River. But what even some of its own customers may not know—you won’t find it on the packaging—is that Santa Fe’s profits are all going toward the bottom line of its corporate parent, Reynolds American, an outgrowth of longtime leading cigarette maker R.J. Reynolds, purveyor of such esteemed conventional brands as Camel, Winston and Salem. Reynolds American, which today sells one out of every three cigarettes sold in the U.S., rolled up Santa Fe as part of a major reorganization in 2004 and has been reaping the benefits of the growth in sales of cigarettes made with organic tobacco ever since. Growing organic tobacco also benefits the burgeoning organic farming business overall: “Organic certification allows the growth of other highvalue seasonal crops, which can demand a premium price on the ever-expanding organic market,” Santa Fe’s leaf director, Fielding Daniel, told the trade publication Tobacco Farm Quarterly, adding that growers are heartened by this new and profitable market and worry less about the cost of, and risk of mishandling, synthetic chemicals. Send your environmental questions to: EarthTalk®, c/o E – The Environmental Magazine, P.O. Box 5098, Westport, CT 06881; earthtalk@emagazine. com. E is a nonprofit publication. Subscribe: www.emagazine.com/subscribe; Request a Free Trial Issue: www.emagazine.com/trial.
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“I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day.” — James Joyce (1882-1941)
Hold the fries: USDA wants healthier students
By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON — Students would have to hold the fries — and pick up more whole grains, fruits and vegetables — on the lunch line under proposed new federal standards for school lunches. The Agriculture Department proposal applies to lunches subsidized by the federal government and would be the first major nutritional overhaul of school meals in 15 years. It is expected to be announced today. The guidelines, which were obtained by The Associated Press and confirmed by USDA, would require schools to cut sodium in those meals by more than half, use more whole grains and serve low fat milk. They also would limit kids to only one cup of starchy vegetables a week, so schools couldn’t offer french fries every day. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the new standards could affect more than 32 million children and are crucial because kids can consume as much as half of their daily calories in school. “If we don’t contain obesity in this country it’s going to eat us alive in terms of health care costs,” Vilsack said Wednesday, prior to the release of the guidelines. By CHRISTOPHER WILLS Associated Press While many schools are improving meals already, others are still serving children meals high in fat, salt and calories. The new guidelines are based on 2009 recommendations by the Institute of Medicine, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences. The announcement comes just a few weeks after President Barack Obama signed into law a child nutrition bill that will help schools pay for the healthier foods, which often are more expensive. The subsidized meals that would fall under the guidelines proposed this week are served as free and low-cost meals to low-income children and long have been subject to government nutrition standards. The new law for the first time will extend nutrition standards to other foods sold in schools that aren’t subsidized by the federal government, including “a la carte” foods on the lunch line and snacks in vending machines. Those standards, while expected to be similar, will be written separately. The announcement is a proposal, and it could be several years before and schools are required to make changes. The new USDA guidelines would: — Establish the first calorie limits for school meals. — Gradually reduce the amount of sodium in the meals over 10 years, with the even-
One Year Ago WASHINGTON (AP) — • Haiti’s devastating earthquake has left an estimated 3 milPresident Barack Obama and lion people in need of emergency aid, a Red Cross official said Lebanese Prime Minister Saad today, as aid groups and governments scrambled to send tons of Hariri on Wednesday declared disaster relief to the impoverished Caribbean nation. their commitment to strengthening Lebanon’s sovereignty 25 Years Ago — 1986 • Ottoville Board of Education held its reorganizational and independence even as meeting this week with newly-elected members taking oath of Hezbollah ministers forced office. Taking oaths were Virgil Schnipke, Sharon Horstman the year-old unity government and Richard Hemker. Hemker was elected board president and to collapse. Hariri made no public comHubert Byrne vice president for the 1986 year. ment after the Oval Office • St. John’s crushed Midwest Athletic Conference opponent New Knoxville 78-46 Friday evening on their home court. The visit and immediately departJays were led in scoring by center Mark Wurst who hit for a ed for France to consult with season-high 31 points. Two other Jays were in double digits, President Nicolas Sarkozy before returning to Beirut, Brian Heitz with 16 and Dave Wieging with 15. • Quint Haunhorst arrived Dec. 12 at his new base. He is according to a Lebanese offilocated at Osan AFB in Lorea. His tour of duty there will be cial who spoke on condition one year. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Haunhorst of of anonymity to discuss sensitive diplomatic moves. Delphos. A White House statement issued afterward said Obama 50 Years Ago — 1961 • The Delphos Do-Pass-O’s square dance club will celebrate had commended Hariri for the second anniversary of its founding with a dance, open to his “steadfast leadership and all western type square dancers, Jan. 14 at the K of P Hall. efforts to reach peace, stabilMembers of the dance committee include Mr. and Mrs. Bob ity and consensus in Lebanon Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Alphonse Miller and Mr. and Mrs. Alex under difficult circumstances.” Warnecke. “The efforts by the • A very interesting talk on Chile and her experiences while Hezbollah-led coalition to attending school in Delphos was given at the weekly meeting of the Delphos Rotary Club at NuMaude’s Restaurant Wednesday collapse the Lebanese governby Elizabeth Tzlekonski. She is one of 23 exchange students ment only demonstrate their who came from Chile for a year in American schools. She is a own fear and determination to senior at St. John’s, and while here is a guest at the home of Mr. block the government’s ability to conduct its business and and Mrs. Thomas Byrne. • There was a very large attendance at the regular meeting advance the aspirations of all of the Tri-County Democratic Club Wednesday at NuMaude’s of the Lebanese people,” the Restaurant. The program was in charge of E. E. Sheeter who statement said. The Lebanese official showed films of the Delphos Centennial, the Rose Bowl parade said Hariri was pleased with and a news reel. Obama’s expressions of support. 75 Years Ago — 1936 Lebanon’s year-old • The Veterans of Foreign Wars report success in their dance conducted at the VFW lunch room Saturday night for the ben- unity government collapsed efit of the bonuses. The veterans are hoping that there will be Wednesday after Hezbollah a large attendance also for the dance which is to be held at the ministers and their allies same place on Wednesday night of this week. Proceeds from resigned over tensions stemming from a U.N.-backed trithis dance will be turned over to the Delphos Milk Fund. • Additions are being made to the list of “Old-timers” who bunal investigating the 2005 will clash with the present St. John’s forces in the annual assassination of former Prime alumni games to be played at St. John’s auditorium this week. Minister Rafik Hariri, father Two teams were announced by the Alumni the latter part of of the current prime minister. Hezbollah, which is back by last week, one to play against the Varsity and one to oppose Iran and Syria, has denounced the Best Evers. • A dinner for the members of the 1910 Club was served the tribunal, which is widely Saturday evening at the Phelan. Later the members played expected to name members bridge in the hotel parlors. Kathryn Laing was the hostess. Mrs. of Hezbollah in upcoming J. F. Ockuly held high bridge score and Mrs. Alex J. Shenk was indictments. Many fear that second. implicating Hezbollah could set off sectarian tensions that have plagued the tiny Middle Eastern country for decades. During the meeting with The Delphos Herald welcomes letters to the editor. Letters Hariri, the White House said should be no more than 400 words. The newspaper reserves Obama also stressed the the right to edit content for length, clarity and grammar. Letters importance of the tribunal’s concerning private matters will not be published. work as a “means to help Failure to supply a full name, home address and daytime end the era of political assasphone number will slow the verification process and delay pub- sinations with impunity in lication. Lebanon.” He and Hariri disLetters can be mailed to The Delphos Herald, 405 N. Main cussed efforts with France, St., Delphos, Ohio 45833, faxed to 419-692-7704 or e-mailed Saudi Arabia and other interto firstname.lastname@example.org. Authors should clearly state national and regional partners they want the message published as a letter to the editor. Anonto maintain calm and ensure ymous letters will not be printed. that the tribunal’s work continues without third-party interference. They also agreed that all involved parties should avoid threats or actions that could cause instability. State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley also decried Wednesday’s events, saying they were the result of “a transparent effort by forces who seek to subvert justice and undermine Lebanon’s stability and progress.” The special tribunal should continue its work “so that justice can be served and impunity ended,” he said. “Hezbollah is presenting a false choice for Lebanon of justice or stability. We think that Lebanon deserves both.” Despite the collapse of the Western-supported government, Crowley said the U.S. would continue providing financial support to the country’s armed forces. He said Lebanon’s new government should be formed within the country, without influence from countries such as Syria and Iran.
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Indiana gleeful over Illinois tax increase
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — While many states consider boosting their economies with tax cuts, Illinois officials are betting on the opposite tactic: dramatically raising taxes to resolve a budget crisis that threatened to cripple state government. Neighboring states gleefully plotted Wednesday to take advantage of what they consider a major economic blunder and lure business away from Illinois. “It’s like living next door to ‘The Simpsons’ — you know, the dysfunctional family down the block,” Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said in an interview on Chicago’s WLSAM. But economic experts scoffed at images of highways packed with moving vans as businesses leave Illinois. Income taxes are just one piece of the puzzle when businesses decide where to locate or expand, they said, and states should be cooperating instead trying to poach jobs from one another. “The idea of competing on state tax rates is . . . hopelessly out of date,” said Ed Morrison, economic policy advisor at the Purdue Center for Regional Development. By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press “It demonstrates that political leadership is really out of step with what the global competitive realities are.” By going where no other state dares to tread, Illinois could prove itself to be a policy pacesetter or the opposite — a place so dysfunctional that officials created a jawdropping budget crisis and then tried to fix it by kneecapping the economy. Illinois faced a budget deficit of $15 billion in the coming year, equivalent to more than half the state’s general fund. Officials warned that state government might not be able to pay its employees. It certainly would fall further behind in paying businesses, charities and schools that provide services on the state’s behalf. To avoid that, the Democrat-controlled General Assembly voted to temporarily raise personal income taxes 66 percent, from 3 percent to 5 percent. Corporate rates will rise, too — from 4.8 percent to 7 percent — when Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn signs the measure. The increase is expected to produce $6.8 billion a year for the four years it’s in full effect. That should be enough to balance Illinois’ annual budget and begin chipping away at a backlog of roughly $8 billion in old bills. The tax move inspired New Justice Elena Kagan said she worries the court could make it too easy for police to avoid the time and effort of getting warrant “in a very wide variety of cases.” She said that view would require only that officers said they smelled “pot, we heard noise.” Yet several justices suggested that as long as the police reasonably suspect something illegal is going on and do not use deception or illegal means to gain entry, the search probably doesn’t violate the Constitution. Justice Antonin Scalia said the better response to the police knock is to respond and, if officers ask to come in, say “‘Oh, heck, no, you can’t come in; do you have a warrant?” In King’s case, he was entertaining two friends at his apartment in Lexington, Ky., on an early fall night in 2005. No one disputes that there was pot and a small amount of cocaine. But police might never have known this were it not for a nearby undercover operation in which an informant purchased crack cocaine from a dealer. When the dealer entered King’s apartment building, the police moved in to arrest him.
tual goal of reducing sodium by more than half. — Ban most trans fats. — Require more servings of fruits and vegetables. — Require all milk served to be low fat or nonfat, and require all flavored milks to be nonfat. — Incrementally increase the amount of whole grains required, eventually requiring most grains to be whole grains. — Improve school breakfasts by requiring schools to serve a grain and a protein, instead of one or the other. Some school groups have criticized efforts to make meals healthier, saying it will be hard for already-stretched schools to pay for the new requirements. Some conservatives, including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, have charged that telling children what to eat is a case of government overreach. Vilsack says he understands the new standards may pose some challenges for school districts, but he believes they are necessary. He compares obesity and related diseases like diabetes to a truck barreling toward a child, and the new guidelines are like a parent teaching that child to look both ways before he or she crosses the street. “You want your kid to be able to walk across the street without getting hit,” he says. a day of taunts across state borders and finger-pointing between parties. “Years ago Wisconsin had a tourism advertising campaign targeted to Illinois with the motto, ‘Escape to Wisconsin,”’ Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said in a statement. “Today we renew that call to Illinois businesses, ‘Escape to Wisconsin.’ You are welcome here.” Illinois state Sen. Dan Duffy, a Republican, labeled the tax increase “the nuclear bomb of jobs bills.” There was even some carping from Illinois Democrats. Chicago Mayor Richard Daley predicted jobs will start trickling out of Illinois with little fanfare. “Businesses don’t have press conferences like this and announce they’re moving 50 people out, 60 people out, 70 people,” Daley said at an event in Chicago. But Illinois’ governor rejected the idea that the increase would allow other states to lure jobs away. “Lots of luck to them, but that’s not going to happen,” Quinn said at a news conference Wednesday. Businesses look at more than taxes when making financial decisions, Quinn said. They look at whether state government is stable and able to provide good roads and schools.
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Supreme Court to pot smokers: Don’t flush toilet
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court isn’t given to offering advice to people who are breaking the law, even in a minor way. But some justices on Wednesday effectively told those who might be sitting at home smoking pot when the police come knocking: Do not flush the toilet. Because if officers smell the pot from the outside, think the occupants are trying to get rid of it and burst in without a search warrant to prevent evidence from being destroyed, some justices indicated they would approve. The discussion arose during the court’s consideration of a case about when the police can enter a home without a search warrant, which the Constitution normally requires. There are exceptions, and the state of Kentucky argued that its treatment of Hollis King should be one such exception. The issue for the justices is whether police action — in this case, a knock on a door — that triggers a reaction on the other side — like noise that suggests destruction of evidence — should justify the warrantless entry.
They heard a door slam in a hallway, but by the time they were able to look down it, they saw only two closed doors. Their quarry had entered the door on the right. The police went left, after smelling the aroma of burnt pot coming from that door. After they knocked, the officers said they heard noises they thought might indicate that evidence was being destroyed. So they kicked in King’s door, and finding the drugs, arrested King and his friends. King pleaded guilty to drug charges, but the Kentucky Supreme Court threw out the evidence against him and the conviction, ruling that the police did not have cause to burst into his home without a warrant. The state court said the police cannot rely on urgent circumstances they themselves create to enter a home without a warrant. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wondered why police didn’t get a warrant since the odor probably gave them reason to get one. “Instead of knocking, because once they knock they alert the people in there, let’s get a warrant. We’ll come back,” Ginsburg said.
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TODAY 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. St. Vincent DePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. John’s High School parking lot, is open. 12:15 p.m. — Testing of warning sirens by Delphos Fire and Rescue 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. SUNDAY 8-11:30 a.m. — Knights of Columbus benefit for St. John’s School at the hall, Elida Ave. 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Annex Museum, 241 N. Main St., will be open. MONDAY 11:30 a.m. — The Green Thumb Garden Club will meet at the Delphos Public Library for luncheon and program. Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 7 p.m. — Washington Township Trustees meet at the township house. 7:30 p.m. — Jefferson Athletic Boosters meet at the high school library. Spencerville village council meets at the mayor’s office. Delphos Eagles Auxiliary meets at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 Fifth St. TUESDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 1-3 p.m. — Delphos Area Visiting Nurses offer free blood pressure checks at Delphos Discount Drugs. 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 Area Art Guild (DAAG) will meet at their new location in the second floor gallery of the Delphos Postal Museum of History at 339 N. Main St. 7:30 p.m. — Elida School Board meets at the high school office. Alcoholics Anonymous, First Presbyterian Church, 310 W. Second St. Fort Jennings Village Council meets at Fort Jennings Library. WEDNESDAY 9 a.m. - noon — Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St. Kalida. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 11:45 a.m. — Rotary Club meets at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 6 p.m. — Shepherds of Christ Associates meet in the St. John’s Chapel. 6:30 p.m. — Delphos Kiwanis Club, Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. 7:30 p.m. — Hope Lodge 214 Free and Accepted Masons, Masonic Temple, North Main Street. Please notify the Delphos Herald at 419-695-0015 if there are any corrections or additions to the Coming Events column.
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boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Stir in beef and 2 cups of milk; heat through. Combine flour and remaining milk until smooth; gradually stir into soup. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; stir in cheese until melted. Add cayenne pepper if desired. Top with bacon just before serving. Serves 6-8. Delicious Peach Crisp 1 29-ounce can sliced peaches, drained ¾ cup brown sugar ¾ cup oatmeal ½ cup flour ½ cup butter Vanilla ice cream (optional) Stir together sugar, oatmeal, flour and butter. Place peaches in an 8-by-8-inch baking dish then top with crumb mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Top with ice cream.
The University of Northwestern Ohio is proud to acknowledge its dean’s list for November Session 2010 for students in the College of Technologies. The following full-time students received a grade point average of 3.5 or better:
Cloverdale Ross Michael Knueven Delphos Josh Wade Berg Ryan Allen Fischer Braytan M. Kruse Ronald Robert Moreau Paul David Scheer Elida Jordan D. Beasley Craig Robert Buckett Jonah Andrew Dreps Chelsea Lynn Forman Ethan Thomas Watkins Alex Scott Wilson Fort Jennings Cody K. Bonifas Craig Anthony Elwer Gregory James Metzger Joseph Bradley Thayer Spencerville Collin Charles Etzkorn Jeff Vernon Wellbaum Van Wert Luke Alan Bahler Richard Druckemiller Derek Edwin Fennig Kade A. Gibson Joseph Brian McGuire Venedocia Jay M Hiett
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out by. “Defensively, we are playing better because we have changed some strategies. Jefferson’s boys basketball We have also changed our team is battling to stay in the practices; we want the playNorthwest Conference hunt ers to come to every practice and begin to put a winning with intensity and when they streak together. don’t bring it, they run. Sloan Lincolnview’s is trying to and Clayton are playing very keep improving as well right now and they embark on the Jack (Frank) is startsecond half of the ing to come out of 2010-11 season. his shell, especially on Both units meet the glass. We use six up at the Lancerdome players and they are of Lincolnview High playing very hard.” School Friday night in Ryan Ebbeskotte hopes of seeing their (15.6 points, 5.6 goals come closer to boards, 4.9 assists, 3.0 fruition. steals per out) paces The Wildcats — the Wildcats, along Antalis whose first eight foes with Logan Bonifas have a 44-25 record combined (9.5 points, 7.0 boards), — are 4-4, 1-1 in the NWC, Mitchell Antalis (5.4 markers, while the Lancers are 2-8, 0-2 5.6 caroms), Nick Cook (3.9 in the league. counters, 2.9 boards), Nick Jefferson head coach Marc Dunlap (3.9 markers), Austin Smith is wary of looking past Jettinghoff (2.0 points), Zac a young Lancer unit. Lumpkins (,8), Shayn Klinger “If you look at them from (.3) and Ross Thompson (5 the start of the year to now, games) for a team averagthey are vastly improved. ing 41.3 and giving up 48.3. They are a young basketball Overall, they are shooting team with a freshman point 35.9 percent (125-of-348) guard (Kyle Williamson) versus 41.6 percent for their who is getting better,” Smith opponents (159-of-361). They began. “Coach (Rob) Welch are averaging 13.9 turnovers comes from a basketball fam- (13.1 for their foes) and getily well-known throughout the ting outrebounded 26.8-31.8. state and he is doing a great Whitaker (6-0 junior, 21.0 job with them. markers) and Longstreth (6-1 “Sloan Whitaker is a dan- junior, 10 markers, 6.0 boards) gerous off-guard with his are the top Lancers, along with deep range and quick shot Frank (6-0 senior, 7.0 points, with very little space need- 6 boards), Williams (5-9 point ed to get it off. Williamson guard, 5.0 counters), Zach has become more aggressive Kreischer (5-10 senior, 4.0) lately as he has gained experi- and Shane Williams (5-10 ence. Clayton Longstreth is senior, 1.5). an athletic junior able to get “Lincolnview runs a lot of to the basket. They started solid offensive sets, with a with a tough early schedule bunch of screens: flares and and they had a chance to beat staggers in particular. We have Crestview last week, so we talked about that all week and can’t overlook at all.” that has been our focus in pracWelch agreed with that tice,” Smith continued. “We assessment. have to make them uncom“Our first two games, we fortable running those sets and struggled with turnovers with force them to take tougher Kyle adjusting to the varsity shots. Defensively, it’s a little level. As he has grown, our bit of everything: man, 1-3-1 turnovers have gone down zone, junk defenses, even and we are getting shots,” he some 2-3 zone. They will use noted. “We have improved to a diamond press off of made the point that we had a chance free throws and at select times to beat Crestview, who we as well but not a lot due to were supposed to get blown their youth. We have worked
Wildcats seek to keep ‘Second’ season Lancers struggling begins for Blue Jays
By JIM METCALFE email@example.com against them all in practice to make sure we’re ready.” Welch points to Ebbeskotte and Bonifas, as well as Jefferson’s overall athleticism, as keys for his team’s chances come Friday night. “If Ebbeskotte gets hot, he creates so many opportunities for himself and everyone else. Bonifas is solid on the offensive boards and in transition; those two in particular are focal points for us,” Welch noted. “What concerns us is their athleticism overall, especially on the glass and in transition, and their experience. Their defense is sound as well. What we have to do is slow them down to a half-court offense, make them work the ball around and hope we can get some steals. We want to run our sets on offense and make sure we are getting good shots every time down the floor; that is tough against that defense.” The Wildcats fell 58-36 to LCC Friday, getting outscored 18-4 in the fourth period. “They wore us down. However, our last two games — before LCC, it was Coldwater — we have taken our intensity and competitiveness to a level we need to be at to compete against quality teams. We made some great strides over Christmas break in dealing with some issues we had and those seem to have been resolved,” Smith added. “It has never been about our defense; our defensive fieldgoal percentage continues to drop and our rebounding has picked up a notch. Our shooting has been the struggle. “What we are struggling with the most is finding a consistent second and third scorer to take the pressure off of Ryan. We’ve had guys at different times — like Logan and Mitchell and Nick (Dunlap) — have a big game but no one consistently; we never know where we’re going to get it any given night but these kids are all capable. At the same time, as we mature and run our sets better, I think that will help us scoring-wise.” The game tips off at 6 p.m. with a junior varsity start Friday.
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Jets’ Cromartie doesn’t back off Brady comments
By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. The Associated Press created a stir. “You shouldn’t like who you are up against right now. This is the playoffs. I can tell you our whole football team respects Brady and the Patriots. There’s no question but, hey, we don’t like any of them right now.” Cromartie also doesn’t care if what he said makes Brady target him when the Jets (12-5) take on the Patriots (14-2) in Foxborough on Sunday. “I hope so, I really do,” Cromartie said. “I hope he throws the ball 10 times my way. Make him pay.” Ryan was asked if he thought the Patriots would go after Cromartie; he tried some reverse psychology by throwing out his shutdown cornerback’s name. “I think (Darrelle) Revis guaranteed victory this week,” Ryan replied with a big grin. “Go ahead and call it Revis. That’s what I’m looking at. He did it. I heard him say it, so go ahead and do it.” Cromartie, in his first season with the Jets after four with the San Diego Chargers, took exception to Brady pointing in the direction of New York’s sideline after throwing a late touchdown pass in New England’s 45-3 rout on Dec. 6. “I mean, everybody’s seen the film,” he added. “Everybody’s seen the tape (of him) pointing and taunting at the sideline and at our players. It’s just ongoing. When you do stuff like that, it shows you’re not being a professional on the football field.” Brady insisted he didn’t remember ever doing that, or trying to show up the Jets. “I’m very emotional as I play,” he said. “I don’t think I’ve ever pointed at anybody. That’s definitely not my style.” He added that he’s sure there are “50,000 cameras” at each game and they’d capture him doing it if that were the case. But Ryan replied Brady “absolutely” points at the opposing team after he scores. Cromartie acknowledged that he has never met Brady off the field and there are “probably quite a few” other quarterbacks who point or show up other teams. And if he gets the opportunity to pick off Brady, he won’t showboat. Cromartie’s comments further ramped up a week of hype after Ryan said earlier that the game is “personal” between him and Belichick. Ryan also took a veiled shot at Brady last week while praising Peyton Manning, saying no one studies like him even though Brady thinks he does. Ryan added Manning would have watched the Jets’ game against the Colts instead of going to see a Broadway play, as Brady did. “Maybe Rex is right,” Brady said, unfazed. “Maybe Peyton would have been watching.” Brady isn’t innocent in all this, of course. He added in the preseason that he refused to watch “Hard Knocks” because he hated the Jets.
Ravens’ Rice runs, catches and provides leadership: His name is Ray and he serves as both a playmaker and leader for the Baltimore Ravens. Ray Lewis? Sure, that works when talking about the esteemed Baltimore defense. On offense, however, those qualities adequately describe versatile running back Ray Rice. Rice led the Ravens with 1,220 yards rushing and ranked second with 63 receptions, one fewer than Anquan Boldin. Now in his third season, Rice could be a key figure in Baltimore’s bid to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday in the second round of the NFL playoffs. “I think the plus-1,200 yards and plus-60 catches says it all,” Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin said. “This guy is a great football player.” Rice ran for 57 yards and caught five passes for 42 yards and a touchdown last weekend in Baltimore’s 30-7 rout of the Kansas City Chiefs. One week earlier, the 5-8 standout put his leadership skills on display in a 13-7 win over the Bengals. The Ravens had produced only two field goals in 38 minutes when DT Haloti Ngata recovered a fumble at the Cincinnati 28. As safety Ed Reed was coming off the field, he pulled Rice aside and asked him to take control in the huddle. “I went in there and said, ‘They gave us the field position. Now let’s help our defense out a little bit’!” Rice recalled. “And we did our job.” Rice ran three times in the 5-play drive, including a 7-yard carry for a touchdown that gave the Ravens a 13-0 lead. The two Rays are alike in that they can dominate a game when at their best. “He gets everything going on the offensive side of the ball,” Lewis said of Rice. “It’s a snowball effect because when Ray gets going, our defense gets going. He has that type of ability. He can take over a game anytime he gets ready, just by letting him touch the ball a certain number of times. He has those type of skills.” It’s very difficult to run against the Steelers but that doesn’t mean the Ravens aren’t going to try. And if that doesn’t work, well, there’s always the option of hitting Rice with a short pass out of the backfield. “For our offense, he’s a guy that’s able to do a variety of things,” quarterback Joe Flacco said. “If people want to bring pressure, then he’s a back we can leave in there on third down to protect. And if can slip out in the flat, he creates a matchup problem with linebackers because usually 1-on-1 he can beat them.” A year ago, Rice made the Pro Bowl after running for 1,339 yards and catching 78 passes. Although his numbers dropped a bit this season, his importance to the offense has not changed. The Steelers limited him to 52 yards on 17 carries over two games this season but Rice can’t wait to try again. The Ravens dominated the time of possession against the Chiefs, yet made only four first downs on running plays. That’s where having Rice comes into play. “I know the problems I can present to them,” he said. “They know out of the backfield that I can catch the ball, they know I’m a great screen runner. They know those things. So when I’m on the field it presents a different threat. I know I can do multiple things against Pittsburgh to be successful.” He would love for this season to end on the sport’s grandest stage. “I’ve played in every kind of playoff except for one and that’s the big dance,” Rice added. “That’s the ultimate goal.” Forte says Bears need balance to beat Seattle: The last time the Chicago Bears played the Seattle Seahawks, they treated the run as an afterthought and ended up with one of their worst losses of the season. Matt Forte doesn’t see that happening again. The Bears will meet Seattle in a divisional playoff game at Soldier Field on Sunday after orchestrating a dramatic turnaround that led to the NFC North title and a first-round bye. Forte was a big part of that. He ran for 717 yards over the final nine games — averaging 4.9 yards per carry, eighth in the league in that span. And if the Bears are going to beat the Seahawks, Forte said they’ll need to go with the same approach that led to their first playoff appearance in four years. That means more balance. “I don’t think we have a choice,” he said. “We can’t go out and do what we did last time and throw the ball 40 or 50 times and run the ball 10 times. We have to have a balanced offense.” It was hard to envision any of this after the first meeting between these teams in October. The Seahawks won 23-20 at Soldier Field, sending Chicago to its second loss in a 1-3 stretch that nearly ruined the season. Jay Cutler dropped back to pass 47 times in that game, completing 17-of-39 with six sacks in another brutal pounding after sitting out the previous week with a concussion. That gave him 15 sacks in two games. Forte, meanwhile, was a non-factor with eight carries for 11 yards. Things weren’t much better the following week when he wound up with 10 carries for 41 yards in another embarrassing home loss to Washington. That sent the Bears staggering into their bye at 4-3 after a 3-0 start but a team that appeared to be in pieces managed to put itself back together. The Bears committed to the run, keeping defenses off balance and reducing the wear-and-tear on Cutler. Forte rewarded them and Chicago won 7-of-8 before closing out the regular season with a loss at Green Bay. He came up big in wins at Miami (97 yards) and Minnesota (92 yards) and at home against the New York Jets (113 yards) — teams with top-10 run defenses. He also ran for 117 yards in a win over Philadelphia and had 91 yards on 15 attempts against the Packers two weeks ago, although the Bears went back to their pass-happy ways. They called 12 straight pass plays to close out the third quarter in that game, not counting a run by Forte that a penalty wiped out. Against Seattle? “If we can run the ball, that’s going to take pressure off the passing game,” Forte said. And few have been doing that better than him lately. He was fifth in the NFL at 5.8 yards per carry over the final six games and his career-high 4.5 average for the season was the best by a Bears running back with 200 attempts since Neal Anderson in 1989 (4.7). The late surge gave him 1,069 yards rushing to go with 547 receiving, putting Forte alongside Walter Payton as the only Chicago players with at least 1,000 and 500 in the same season. It also gave Forte his second 1,000-yard rushing season in three years as a pro. “In the last five games, I don’t know if there’s a back playing better,” offensive coordinator Mike Martz said. “He has always been really good, been very impressive, but about five weeks ago something happened.” One thing that happened is the offensive line started to come together. Between injuries and poor play, players were constantly shuffling in out and of the lineup and switching positions before the off week around midseason. That changed after the break. The Bears have stuck with the same
The St. John’s boys basketball team has faced seven opponents with a combined 50-11 mark up til this point. The Blue Jays finally get a “break” as perennial power St. Henry comes to town for a Midwest Athletic Conference clash Friday night. The Redskins have struggled so far in 2010-11 with a 3-5 record (0-2 MAC), as have the Blue Jays at 2-5 (2-0 MAC). “St. Henry doesn’t have the 6-6, 6-7 player this year but they have a 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 front line. They are still long and lean with shot-blocking ability, or they alter shots or make you think when you get the ball in the paint,” Jays coach Aaron Elwer began. “They have always been a good offensive rebounding team — they get the ball on the glass and go get it — and they continue to do that pretty well. They will push with the numbers but they don’t appear to run like they used to. They have some capable 3-point shooters on the perimeter to go with a nice inside game. “Defensively, we see primarily a man-to-man team with some 2-3 zone mixed in. Like many teams, they will extend it when they need to.” The Jays will get back 6-4 senior center Austin Vogt (2.0 points per game) from illness and hope to have fellow senior Jordan Leininger (4.3 markers, 3.0 steals) return from an injury. Sophomore Curtis Geise (14.1 counters, 4.1 boards) leads the scoring for a team averaging 43.3 and ceding 51.6, with help from Derek Klaus (5.6 points, 3.9 boards), Alex Recker (5.0 markers, 4.7 caroms),
AJ Klausing (4.3 counters), Alex Clark (3.9), Ty Bergfeld (3.4), Scott Klausing (2.3, 2.1 assists) and Ryan Densel (.5 counters). They are shooting 105of-283 (37.1%) from the field versus 134-of-270 (49.6%) and getting outboarded 170-160. They commit 12.3 turnovers per game against 10.7 for their opponents. St. Henry head man Eric Rosenbeck is lamenting his team’s inconsistency, especially on the offensive end. “We have yet to score 60 points; in fact, our best scoring output has been 54. I figured we’d be better than that,” Rosenbeck noted. “The problem is we have excellent practices — we really get after it and have a lot of intensity — but then the lights go on game nights, we don’t translate it to the floor. We take ill-timed shots far too many times — we try to go on a 10-0 run in one shot — and it costs us big-time. The results are not there from all the hard work these kids have put in. “Plus, we have to stop blaming the losses we had from last year’s team. Teams like Fort Recovery also lost a lot — their starting five — and they are doing just fine. The problem is, to be honest, we aren’t doing much well right now; this isn’t what I figured. We are still searching; I have used five different starting lineups so far this season. We’ve moved people in and out of the rotation.” So much so that the only sure starter is defensive stopper Kent Stammen. For Elwer, the keys to success are simple. “We have to rebound, especially on the defensive side; St. Henry has been inconsistent shooting the ball and they will crash the glass. We have to make their shooting more difficult by contesting them and not giv-
ing them open looks,” he explained. “Secondly, we have to value the basketball every possession. We aren’t having a lot of turnovers but we want to reduce the ones we are having. You want shots every time down, good ones. “The nice thing is we finally have a chance to use a full week of preparation.” For Rosenbeck, he is more concerned about what team he will put out but he has some worries about the Jays. “We will probably stick Kent on Geise; he’s a tough player. We also can’t look at their record; they have had a brutal schedule so far, so that is a misleading stat,” he added. “Other than that, at this point, we are more worried about what we’re doing and how we’re playing. We need to start playing as we’re capable of. I have a great group of kids; I’d like to start seeing them getting rewarded for their efforts.” The Jays finished off their opening 7-game stretch with a 1-2 week in home losses to Celina and LCC and a win on the road over MAC foe New Knoxville. “Everyone knows we had a late start but the time for using that excuse is over. We have talked to the kids about that, that it’s time to put that to rest and move forward,” Elwer added. “We have had seven games and 25 practices. No doubt, we are improving constantly. How we played last week versus how we did against Elida in our opener is far different. It just shows how much farther we have to go to get to where we want to be. “These kids have given me everything, whether they are on the practice court, going over scouting reports, watching films or playing games. They are locked in and focused. If they continue to do that, we will be fine.” Tip off Friday is 6:30 p.m., with the junior varsity first.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Antonio Cromartie was surrounded by a swarm of reporters and refused to back down. Yes, he most certainly did call Tom Brady an expletive. And no way was the New York Jets cornerback going to apologize. “Why would I regret it?” a defiant Cromartie asked Wednesday. “That’s my opinion and that’s how I feel about it. There’s no reason for me to sit back and take back anything I said about him and I’m not.” Cromartie made his controversial comments about the New England Patriots quarterback Tuesday to the New York Daily News; they caused an already heated rivalry to take a nasty turn. Not that Brady minded much, or at least not that he was letting on. “I’ve been called worse,” Brady said. “(Bill) Belichick’s called me that and my offensive coordinator calls me that. I know they like me, so maybe he really likes me.” Umm, not really. “This has been going on since 2006,” Cromartie explained. “It’s going to be a whole long situation. As long as I’m in the NFL and he’s in the NFL, there’s going to be a hatred.” And just like that, Cromartie might have replaced his own big-talking coach as the most disliked guy in New England — something Rex Ryan joked with his cornerback about. Ryan didn’t condone Cromartie’s comments but also didn’t condemn them. “I think that language was a little strong for me,” said a joking Ryan, whose use of expletives during HBO’s “Hard Knocks” last summer
alignment since then: Frank Omiyale and Chris Williams at left tackle and left guard, Olin Kreutz at center, Roberto Garza at right guard and J’Marcus Webb at right tackle. They’re picking up the blitz, blocking better, and Forte is finding the room to run that wasn’t there in the early going. Packers finally change penalty-prone ways: Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy would emphasize penalties in practice and talk about discipline, only to watch the yellow flags fly again the following Sunday. More than three years’ worth of Packers penalty problems hit an alltime low in Week 3 this season, a miserable 18-penalty performance in a loss at Chicago. Even recently, McCarthy said watching film of that game still makes him sick. Since then, one of the league’s most penalty-prone teams suddenly became one of its most disciplined. Green Bay ended the regular season with 78 accepted penalties, tying for third-best in the NFL. “It’s all coaching,” McCarthy joked Wednesday. “Players had nothing to do with it.” Kidding aside, McCarthy said players knew something had to change. “We’ve taken a different path this year,” McCarthy continued. “They’ve had a lot of adversity and they’ve done really a great job of buckling down on the discipline penalties.” Every time the Packers lost a significant player to injury this season, their margin of error got smaller. If they continued piling up penalties as they had in the past, they might be sitting at home right now instead of preparing to play Saturday night’s playoff game at Atlanta. Now the bad news for the Packers: the team they’re playing has even better discipline. The Falcons committed only 58 penalties this season — tops in the NFL by a significant margin, as second-best Miami had 72. “We’ve emphasized special teams penalties because they’re spot fouls and even though they may only be a 5- or a 10-yard penalty, they’re spot fouls and they’re very penal,” Falcons coach Mike Smith said. “The other thing that we focus on is penalties in the fourth quarter of a game. Games in this league, 51 percent of them come down to eight points or less for the entire season (and) 25 percent come down to three points or less. I think it’s very important that you don’t have critical penalties in the fourth quarter.” McCarthy is impressed with the Falcons’ team-wide discipline. “It’s just not one phase or two phases,” McCarthy said. “They are a football team that really stays on schedule as far as what they try to do and how they do it. They are very fundamentally sound. I really appreciate the way they have been coached because it shows up on film.” And finally, McCarthy is seeing some of the same things from his own team. Going into the 2010 season, Green Bay was among the NFL’s five mostfrequently penalized teams for three straight seasons. The Packers were the league’s most-penalized team last season with 118.
The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Boston 29 9 .763 New York 22 16 .579 Philadelphia 15 23 .395 Toronto 13 25 .342 New Jersey 10 28 .263 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 30 10 .750 Orlando 25 13 .658 Atlanta 26 14 .650 Charlotte 15 21 .417 Washington 10 26 .278 Central Division W L Pct Chicago 25 13 .658 Indiana 16 20 .444 Milwaukee 14 22 .389 Detroit 12 26 .316 Cleveland 8 30 .211 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 33 6 .846 Dallas 26 11 .703 New Orleans 23 16 .590 Memphis 18 21 .462 Houston 17 22 .436 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City 26 13 .667 Utah 26 13 .667 Denver 21 16 .568 Portland 20 19 .513 Minnesota 9 30 .231
GB — 7 14 16 19 GB — 4 4 13 18 GB — 8 10 13 17 GB — 6 10 15 16 GB — — 4 6 17
The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L Philadelphia 42 27 10 Pittsburgh 45 27 14 N.Y. Rangers 44 25 16 N.Y. Islanders 41 13 21 New Jersey 42 11 29 Northeast Division GP W L Boston 42 23 12 Montreal 44 24 17 Buffalo 42 18 19 Toronto 42 18 20 Ottawa 43 16 21 Southeast Division GP W L Tampa Bay 44 26 13 Washington 44 24 13 Atlanta 45 22 16 Carolina 42 21 15 Florida 41 19 20 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L Detroit 43 27 11 Nashville 42 23 13 Chicago 45 24 18 St. Louis 42 20 16 Columbus 43 20 20 Northwest Division GP W L
GF GA 142 109 143 107 127 109 97 134 78 133 GF GA 123 93 109 105 115 124 112 125 93 132 GF GA 131 137 126 116 140 140 127 128 113 109 GF GA 149 123 111 98 142 124 114 123 110 134
Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Lakers 29 11 .725 — Phoenix 16 21 .432 11 1/2 Golden State 15 23 .395 13 L.A. Clippers 13 24 .351 14 1/2 Sacramento 8 28 .222 19 ——— Wednesday’s Results Charlotte 96, Chicago 91 Indiana 102, Dallas 89 Atlanta 104, Toronto 101 Boston 119, Sacramento 95 Memphis 107, Detroit 99 San Antonio 91, Milwaukee 84 New Orleans 92, Orlando 89, OT Oklahoma City 118, Houston 112 Phoenix 118, New Jersey 109, OT Utah 131, New York 125 L.A. Lakers 115, Golden State 110 L.A. Clippers 111, Miami 105 Today’s Games Washington at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Orlando at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Miami at Denver, 10:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Chicago at Indiana, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Detroit at Toronto, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Sacramento at New York, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at San Antonio, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Cleveland at Utah, 9 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Golden St., 10:30 p.m. New Jersey at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Portland at Phoenix, 10:30 p.m.
Bulldog wrestlers ‘pin’ Riverdale
The Delphos Herald MT. BLANCHARD — The Columbus Grove Wrestling team added another win on Wednesday night as they traveled to Mount Blanchard to take on Riverdale in a dual meet. The Bulldogs outscored the Falcons 52-27. Riverdale got on the board first with a win by Tre Headington when he defeated Alec Gladwell in the 189pound weight class 4-3 and Dillon Welker pinned Adam Johnsaon. After that, the Bulldogs took the lead and never looked back. Brett Sampson, Jake Graham, Dylan Kleman, Marty Stever and Dakota Fischer all picked up wins by voids. Tregg Keysor won by a decision at 103 pounds and Gavin Windau was able to get at technical fall over Alec Goodrich 16-3 at 171 pounds. Greg Martin (285) and Brandon Benroth (145) both pinned their opponents. Grove is off until Jan. 21 when they head to the 2-day Van Buren Invitational.
COLUMBUS GROVE 52, RIVERDALE 27 103 Tregg Keysor (CG) dec. Kolten Martin (RV) 9-2 112 Brett Sampson (CG) won by void 119 Jake Graham (CG) won by void 125 Paul Frey (RV) pinned Thomas Martin (CG) 130 Dylan Kleman (CG) won by void 135 Tommy Bowman (RV) pinned Tyler Schroeder (CG) 140 Travis Hartman (RV) pinned Hunter Giesige (CG) 145 Brandon Benroth (CG) pinned Cody McCroy (RV) 152 Marty Stever (CG) won by void 160 Dakota Fischer (CG)
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Brandon Benroth of Columbus Grove pins Cody McCroy of Riverdale during Wednesday night’s dual at Riverdale. It was part of a 52-27 victory.
won by void 171 Gavin Windau (CG) tech. fall over Alec Goodrich (RV) 16-3 189 Tre Headinton (RV) dec. Alex Gladwell (CG) 4-3 215 Dillon Welker (RV) pinned Adam Johnson (CG) 285 Greg Martin (CG) pinned Justin Pfeister.
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The Associated Press MONTREAL — Alex Goligoski scored twice and added an assist and the Pittsburgh Penguins scored four power-play goals to end a 3-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night. Tyler Kennedy and Jordan Staal scored with the man advantage in the second period to give Pittsburgh a 3-2 lead. Goligoski, who opened the scoring at even strength in the first, and Chris Kunitz added power-play goals in the third. Marc-Andre Fleury made 20 saves for the Penguins, who won without Sidney Crosby in the lineup for the first time since their captain was sidelined by a concussion six days ago. David Desharnais and Tomas Plekanec scored and Carey Price stopped 31 shots for the Canadiens. Lightning 3, Capitals 0 TAMPA, Fla. — Dwayne Roloson made 23 saves for his second shutout this month against Washington. Roloson, acquired in a New Year’s Day trade with the New York Islanders, had a 1-0, overtime win over Washington in his Lightning debut on Jan. 4. Dominic Moore, Sean Bergenheim and Simon Gagne scored for the Lightning, who have won 7-of-10 to build a 2-point lead over Washington. Semyon Varlamov faced 38 shots. He had allowed six goals in his previous
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Heiing, Tyler Bratton, Matt Wiechart and David Grant; 1 pin: Carder Miller, Colin Bailey, Pete Ankerman, Dominic Estrada, Braden Greve, Cannon Johnson, Aiden Lanteigne, Jack Cox, Cole Binkley, Avery Schulte, Darius Shurelds, Conner Anspach, Colby Mankey, Trent Vonderwell, Justin Wieging, Hunter Bonifas, Wyatt Place, Bradley Rice and Brett Vonderwell. The club will be hosting its 16th annual Miami Valley Kids Wrestling Association mini-tournament Jan. 23 in the Robert A. Arnzen Gymnasium at St. Johns High School. Wrestling will begin at 1:30 p.m. with grapplers from Elida, Ottawa-Glandorf, Bluffton, Allen East, Ada, Greenon, Shawnee and Delphos competing. The club began 2011 Jan. 2 at Ottawa-Glandorf High School. Competing against some tough competition in grapplers from Ada, Bluffton, Graham, Shawnee and O-G, the Delphos club brought home 12 first-place awards, 14 second place, 18 third place and four fourths. First-place awards were passed out to: Carder Miller, Austin Giesige, Jack Cox, Mason Vonderwell, Gabe Steyer, Darius Shurelds, Brady Welker, Isaiah Bretz, Tyler Bratton, Brenen Auer, Hunter Binkley and Bradley Rice. Second place: Aiden
five games (4-0-1). Blackhawks 4, Avalanche 0 CHICAGO — Corey Crawford made 24 saves for his second straight shutout and Dave Bolland and Fernando Pisani had a goal and an assist apiece for Chicago. It was Chicago’s first win in four games against the Avalanche this season in their final regular-season meeting. The defending Stanley Cup champions scored two quick goals in the first period and Crawford made it stand up after the rookie goaltender blanked the Islanders 5-0 on Sunday. Troy Brouwer scored Chicago’s first goal and Jack Skille added a rebound goal in the third to help the Blackhawks win their third straight. Ducks 7, Blues 4 ANAHEIM, Calif. — Bobby Ryan had three goals and an assist and All-Star selection Jonas Hiller made 30 saves in Anaheim’s sixth win in seven games. Ryan scored twice in the first period and completed his third career hat trick 30 seconds into the third. Ryan later scored his career-best fourth point with an assist on All-Star pick Corey Perry’s score during Anaheim’s 4-goal third period. Lubomir Visnovsky had a powerplay goal and two assists for the Ducks, who won three straight to end a 6-game homestand that catapulted them back into the Western Conference race.
Joey Schier of the Delphos Tri-County Wrestling Club wrestles an opponent during the Shawnee tournament held recently. Teman, Cole Binkley, Mason For The Delphos Herald Vonderwell, Peter Ankerman, SHAWNEE — The Tri- Matt Wiechart, Hunter County Wrestling Club Bonifas and David Grant. continued its excellent seaThird-place finishers were: son at Shawnee’s Lappin Carter Teman, Justin Wieging, Gymnasium Sunday, collect- Avery Schulte, BJ Hutchison, ing 39 total pins despite an Kane Plescher, Isaiah Bretz, extra warm gymnasium to Dominic Estrada, Cannan compete in. The following Johnson, Colby Mankey, Joey brought home first-place rib- Schier, Patrick Stevenson and bons: Darius Shurelds, Tyler Brett Vonderwell. Bratton, Hunter Binkley, Fourth-place ribbons went Carder Miller, Nathan Ditto, to: Andrew Brenneman, Clayton Paddubny, Jack Timothy Mankey, Tristan Cox, Colin Bailey, Gabe Wannemacher, August Wurst, Steyer, Mark Rice, Noah Mikel Hale, Austin Giesige, Heiing, Brady Welker, Braiden Wavra, Michael Conner Anspach, Braden Miller, Gunnar Stemen, Greve, Wyatt Place, Brandon Chase Bailey, Drew Siefker, Bockey, Bradley Rice and Collin Fischer and Chandler Zac Porter. Clarkson. Taking second were: Pins were won by: 3 pins: Cody Bockey, Trent Clayton Paddubny, Mark Vonderwell, Brenan Auer, Rice, Brady Welker and Aiden Lanteigne, Camden Zac Porter; 2 pins: Noah
Lanteigne, Camden Teman, Clayton Paddubny, Colin Bailey, Noah Heiing, Cody Bockey, Mark Rice, Cannan Johnson, Colby Mankey, Wyatt Place, Brett Vonderwell, Hunter Bonifas, Drew Siefker and Brandon Bockey. Third place: Mikel Hale, Nathan Ditto, Cole Binkley, BJ Hutchison, Gunnar Steman, Carter Teman, Chase Bailey, Kane Plescher, Dominic Estrada, Braden Greve, Justin Weiging, Tyler Gorman, Patrick Stevenson, Zac Porter, Colin Fischer, Chandler Clarkson, David Grant and Joey Schier. Fourth place: Tristan Wannemacher, Timothy Mankey, Andrew Brenneman and August Wurst. Grabbing 3 pins were: Isaiah Bretz, Tyler Bratton and Hunter Binkley; 2 pins: Brady Welker, Wyatt Place, Carder Miller, Jack Cox, Gabe Steyer, Cody Bockey, Darius Shurelds, Colby Mankey and Brett Vonderwell; 1 pin: Clayton Paddubny, Cole Binkley, Nathan Ditto, Camden Teman, Austin Giesige, Colin Bailey, Mason Vonderwell, Mark Rice, Braden Greve, Cannan Johnson, Hunter Bonifas, Brenan Auer, and Joey Schier; for a total of 36 pins on the day. Bringing home their first career wins were Hunter Bonifas, Nathan Ditto and Mason Vonderwell.
Extension sets 2011 County Agronomy Night
BY GLEN ARNOLD OSU Extension, Putnam County Ag educator The annual Putnam County OSU Extension Agronomy night is scheduled 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Kalida K of C hall. Once again Agronomy Night will have a wide variety of topics with information useful to farmers and agribusinesses. Topics for the evening will include Managing Wheat for Yield and Quality presented by Dr. Pierce Paul, OSU Extension disease specialist. The wheat crop from last year had high levels of head scab and vomitoxin and Dr. Paul will be discussing strategies to prevent this problem in future years. Risk and Reward in Nutrient Management will be presented by Dr. Robert Mullen, OSU Extension specialist in soil fertility. Dr. Mullen conducts research on corn nitrogen rates and other critical nutrient levels for growing crops. Important soil fertility levels and maximum use of available soil nutrients will be part of the discussion. Managing Resistant Weeds will be presented by Harold Watters, County Extension educator from Champaign County. Putnam County has seen an increase in problems with weeds exhibiting resistance to glyphosate such as marestail and giant ragweed in corn and soybeans. Research is showing that the best control of resistant weeds includes a combination of fall herbicides and good early-season weed control with a residual herbicide in the spring. The final topic for the
AGRIBUSINESS Putnam OFBF announces scholarship opportunities
Ohio students pursuing degrees connected to agriculture are invited to apply for a set of scholarships through three programs supported by the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation. Collectively, these programs will award at least 10 scholarships, each featuring a minimum $1,000 award. The application deadline for all scholarship programs is March 1. • The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Scholar award recognizes students for academic effort, community service and career interests that use agriculture to enhance the partnership between producers and consumers in rural, suburban and/or urban settings. • The Foundation’s Women’s Leadership in Agriculture Scholarship Program helps young women pursue career opportunities where agriculture plays a key role. The program was established by an endowment from the Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Fund, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee. • The Darwin Bryan Scholarship Fund was established in 1985 in honor of Darwin R. Bryan whose enthusiastic leadership during his 37 years of service to the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation organization has been an inspiration to rural youth throughout all of Ohio. The scholarship fund assists students who have been active in the Farm Bureau youth program and/or whose parents are Farm Bureau members. “Our scholarship recipients have a variety of interests and come from a variety of different backgrounds but they all have career plans where agriculture plays a key role helping them pursue career goals and benefit them and their community,” said Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation President Jack
Allen SWCD announces 2011 tree seedling sale
It’s cold outside but the days are getting a little longer and spring is coming. What better way to anticipate spring than by ordering trees or shrubs to plant? The Allen Soil & Water Conservation District is currently holding its annual tree seedling sale. The sale features 25 species of trees and shrubs for planting on public and private land. Tree packets start as low as $12 for a Homeowner’s Packet or $11 for a pack of 10 lilac or flowering dogwood seedlings. “This year, we are not mailing the traditional tree booklets,” said Gary Werling, District Administrator. “We are trying something new this year and allowing people to order online and pay with a credit card. We are very excited about reducing our paper volume
night will be Results of the Cereal Rye and Oilseed Radish Cover Crop Plots presented by myself and Albert Maag. These are the Putnam County cover crop plots planted in 30-foot wide strips in September 2009. In 2010, farmers planted three of the fields to soybeans and another to corn. We will look at the yield results from the plots and perhaps touch on some of the manure plot research results as well. There is no cost to attend Agronomy Night thanks to financial support from local Agricultural businesses. Preregistration is not necessary. The program will not completely recertify a farmer’s private pesticide license but they can receive half-hour of core along with category one for a fee. Drinks, BBQ pork and beef sandwiches will be provided at the break.
Fisher. Additional information, eligibility requirements and application forms are available in the “Scholarships and Grants” section of the Foundation’s web site at ofbfoundation.org. Additional requests may be sent via e-mail at foundation@ofbf. org, or by calling 614-2468294.
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and costs with this plan. People can just go to www. allenswcd.com to order their trees or print a paper order form.” Postcards announcing the sale were mailed out in November. Paper booklets can be requested by calling 419-223-0040, ext. 101, or stop by the office. Seedlings are shipped in mid-to late April and can be picked up at the Allen County Fairgrounds.
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Friday, Jan. 14, 2011 The year ahead could be one of your more successful solar cycles, when it comes to enterprises you either originate or personally direct and control. It will be important to keep this in mind if you are considering a partnership arrangement. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) - You normally have a commanding presence about you, which can be either pleasant or unattractive depending upon how you use it. Currently, this demeanor will add luster to your image. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Getting a job that you deem vital done properly will be more important to you than applause. You aren’t likely to care about who gets credit for doing this or that. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) - The influence you have over your intimate circle of friends could be stronger than usual. Be sure to use it in very constructive ways, such as doing the most good for the greatest number. ARIES (March 21-April 19) Your material prospects continue to look pretty good, so try to develop to the fullest any opportunity you have to bring in that extra cabbage. Make those lucky breaks count. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Listen attentively to any information coming from someone you know to be a profound thinker. Something s/he says could be beneficial to you in an extremely big way. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Some kind of a joint arrangement that you have with another could start to work out better than you had anticipated. It involves an area in which each of you has done some extra spadework. CANCER (June 21-July 22) Even though you tend to like being a loner, you are apt to discover that a situation that offers more than usual is one where you don’t mind operating in close conjunction with another. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) - If you hope to achieve something of substance, don’t put any limitations on your talents, know-how and capabilities. Go all out, and you’re likely to impress even yourself, as well as others. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) You’re not necessarily a gambler, but right now you could be rather lucky in situations that call for pronounced elements of chance. However, be sure you take a risk only for the right reasons. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) - Even though your progress may appear to be slow, as long as it is steady you’ll end up achieving everything you want by the end of the workday. Keep plugging like a kitchen-appliance tester. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Those whom you deal with will find you to be quite an agreeable person, which will have a ripple effect and encourage others to be the same to all those they meet. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) - Although you can be quite successful doing for yourself, when you go out of your way to perform specific services for others, larger than usual rewards are likely to result.
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By JONATHAN M. KATZ Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The air was choked with memory Wednesday in this city where everyone lost a brother, a child, a cousin or a friend. One year after the earthquake, Haitians marched down empty, rubble-lined streets singing hymns and climbed broken buildings to hang wreaths of flowers. The landscape is much as the quake left it, thanks to a reconstruction effort that has yet to begin addressing the intense need. But the voices were filled with hope for having survived a year that seemed to get worse at every turn. “We’ve had an earthquake, hurricane, cholera, but we are still here, and we are still together,” said Charlemagne Sintia, 19, who joined other mourners at a soccer stadium that served as an open-air morgue after the quake and later housed a tent camp. Thousands gathered around the city to be with loved ones and pray. They flocked to the ruins of the once-towering national cathedral, to the soccer stadium, to parks, hillsides and the neighborhood centers. Businesses were closed. Instead of traffic, streets were filled with people dressed in white, the color of prayer and mourning. They waved their hands, cheered and called out to God as they wound down roads beset by ruins. Astride By TRAVIS LOLLER Associated Press the unrepaired buildings are camps where an estimated 1 million people still live, unable to afford new homes. “God blessed me by taking only one of my cousins that day. Our house collapsed but we have health and life,” said Terez Benitot, a 56-year-old woman whose husband, a mason, can not find work amid a reconstruction all are waiting to begin. The magnitude 7.0 earthquake ripped the ground open at 4:53 p.m. Jan. 12, 2010. The government raised its death toll estimate Wednesday to more than 316,000, but it did not explain how it arrived at that number. The earthquake exploded in a previously undiscovered fault, just 8.1 miles below the surface and 15 miles west of Port-au-Prince, the capital and home to a third of the country’s population. Residents first heard a distant rumbling that reminded many of a passing truck. Then it blasted through everything like an atomic detonation, shattering walls, leveling hillside after hillside of fragile concrete homes and bringing many of Haiti’s largest and most important buildings to the ground. When it was over, a cloud of dust hung over the city, making it impossible to breathe. Those inside the destroyed cities and the even harder-hit towns to the west were trapped — if not literally under the rubble then in a bleeding, screaming island region cut off from the world as the sun quickly dipped below the horizon. The United Nations lost 102 staffers in the disaster — the largest single loss of life in its history. At U.N. headquarters in New York on Wednesday, U.N. staff observed solemn silence for 47 seconds — the duration of the quake. “Every day I see the faces of our fallen colleagues. I hear their voices,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. At the same time, the Haitian government had scheduled a nationwide minute of silence, but with few people to organize it went ignored in many areas. A year after the quake, workers are still finding bodies in the rubble. About a million people remain homeless. Neighborhood-sized camps look like permanent shantytowns on the fields and plazas of the capital. A cholera epidemic that erupted outside the quake zone has killed more than 3,600 people, and an electoral crisis between President Rene Preval’s ruling party and its rivals threatens to break an increasingly fragile political stability. Less than 5 percent of the debris has been cleared. What’s left would be enough to fill dump trucks parked bumper to bumper halfway around the world. It took until Wednesday for Haiti’s government to lay the cornerstone for a new National Tax Office. The earthquake shattered the old
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building, where many workers were killed in one of the blows to the public sector that helped paralyze the government following the earthquake. Former U.S. President Bill Clinton attended the cornerstone-laying ceremony with Preval. Later Clinton joined Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive to update reporters on a reconstruction process they jointly oversee through the Interim Haiti Reconstruction Commission — a process many Haitians and observers think has failed. More than $5.6 billion was pledged at a March 31 donors conference for a period of 18 months, but some $3.2 billion in public funding is still owed, according to Clinton’s U.N. Office of the Special Envoy to Haiti. The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday called for the “swift disbursement of remaining pledges in support of Haiti’s recovery.” Clinton and Bellerive said progress has been made — that half a million people have moved out of the camps that remain home to about 1 million. The aid group Oxfam disputes that figure, saying it’s based on imprecise headcounts. The former president said that the conditions for investment were improving and that the pace of reconstruction would soon accelerate. “I don’t blame people for being mad and frustrated. If I were still living in a camp like that after a year I would go crazy, I think,” Clinton said. “We are making progress and I understand why people don’t feel it.”
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The National Weather Service failed to warn of major flooding in Nashville in the spring until after it had already taken place, and residents did not heed warnings because they didn’t reflect the urgency of the flooding, which killed 22 people around the state, a new report shows. The report released by the weather service on Wenesday found that the agency’s river forecasters ignored two models that showed more accurate flood predictions for the Cumberland River. Instead forecasters favored a model that relied on inaccurate and untimely information from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The weather service continued to use that data despite observations on the ground that proved their flood predictions were inaccurate. “We can’t stop the rain, but we can and must do a better job at warning people of the potential for dangerous flooding,” U.S. Rep Jim Cooper, D-Nashville, said in a statement. “A few hours of warning could have saved lives and prevented millions of dollars in damage.” Record rainfall caused the Cumberland River to swell on May 1-2. According to the report, by early Sunday, May 2, and possibly earlier, officials at the weather service’s Ohio River Forecast Center were concerned about a possible major flood of the river — defined as water levels of 45 feet and above at downtown Nashville. Two other flooding simulations — one was experimental and the other didn’t use the corps’ data — both predicted major flooding, with a crest possibly reaching 54 feet. But after a conference call with the corps at 8:30 a.m. that morning, the weather service issued a public prediction of flood levels reaching only 41.9 feet, just below the “moderate” flood level. That prediction relied on the corps’ estimates of how much water it was releasing from dams. As a corps assessment of its actions during the flood previously found, the agency was constantly adjusting the flow from the dams but not updating the weather service about those changes. The weather service report also makes clear that some of the flow data reported by the corps were not accurate even at the moment they were received. On Sunday morning, the river exceeded the weather services’ predicted 41.9-foot crest in less than two hours. The service continued to rely on inaccurate and outdated information from the corps even though on-the-ground observations showed the river rising much more rapidly. The river eventually crested at 51.86 feet in downtown Nashville at 6 p.m. Monday. A more accurate prediction of a 51.5foot crest did not come until 4 a.m. Monday. A 52-foot crest was not forecast until 3:42 p.m., according to the report. The flooding was one of the state’s worst natural disasters, causing over $2 billion in damage in Nashville alone. Many people have complained that they were not warned to evacuate their homes until it was so late they had to wade through flood waters to rescue boats. The report also criticizes the wording of the flood warnings. On April 30, the weather service’s Southern Regional headquarters sent an e-mail to local weather offices reminding them of the option to use “Flash Flood Emergency” in their warnings to the public. But the Nashville office never used the term “flood emergency,” despite “the many reports of catastrophic flooding, water rescues, and even fatalities” the report states. And the report found that staffing levels were inadequate for the emergency. “At critical times, the office was overwhelmed,” National Weather Service Director Jack Haynes said in a conference call.
BOSTON — Much of New England continued to dig out from under more than 2 feet of snow and children in hundreds of communities enjoyed a second day off from school today as power companies worked to restore energy to homes and businesses darkened by the region’s third snowstorm in three weeks. The winter storm that crippled the South earlier this week lightened up as it moved to the Northeast, before joining forces Wednesday with a system from the Midwest. The storms announced their arrival in New England with claps of thunder and record amounts of snowfall in some cities. As the storm swept north, the National Weather Service reported snow on the ground in every state except Florida. That included Hawaii, which had 7 inches on the top of the Mauna Kea mountain. The winter weather was blamed for at least 18 deaths since Sunday when snow and ice hit the South. Forecasters predicted sunshine today in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island, accompanied by wind gusts and temperatures below freezing. Snow showers and strong winds should blow over Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. “People will still have to bundle up to go out to dig out of their driveways and sidewalks,” meteorologist Rebecca Gould said. Scores of schools, businesses and government offices closed Wednesday, and some, including schools in Boston and Providence, R.I., planned to stay closed today. Airlines canceled more than 3,000 flights, mostly in the snowy Northeast, but said travelers wouldn’t be stuck for days as they were after a Christmas weekend storm. New York accounted for half the canceled flights, according to flighttracking service FlightAware. Commuter rail service was delayed or suspended across the region, and Amtrak suspended service between New York City and Boston because of damage to the overhead power system south of Boston. While motorists were warned to stay off the roads, Josh Clukey, 24, of Eastford, Conn., had no choice. He ventured
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out when his pregnant wife began showing signs of labor early Wednesday. The drive to a hospital in Willimantic, normally 25 minutes, lasted a harrowing hour. “It was a little scary. It was dark, and the snow was blowing all over the place,” said Clukey, whose son, Ryland James, was born at 8:42 a.m. “There was maybe only about 6 inches on the roads at the time, but the plows hadn’t come out yet.” In Maine, winds that gusted to 48 mph in Portland and 50 mph in Brooklin knocked out electricity for more than 7,000 Central Maine Power and Bangor Hydro-Electric Co. customers at the storm’s peak, officials said. Some places in the state could see 20 inches of snow by the time final measurements are taken, said weather service meteorologist John Jensenius. In Portland, people who had the day off used Twitter and Facebook to organize a snowball fight, resulting in a so-called flash mob with dozens of young people in Deering Oaks Park. “We heard there was going to be a big snowstorm. We said, ’Hey we’re not working tomorrow so we should have a snowball fight.’ It’s sort of like being a kid again,” said Scott Collins, 27. Boston accumulated a one-day record 11.6 inches; Worcester, Mass., 15.5 inches; Connecticut’s Bradley International Airport 22.5 inches, and Providence, R.I., 6.9 inches. High snowfall tallies also included 26.3 inches in Chesterfield, Mass., 27 inches in Manchester, Conn., and 21.2 inches in West Gloucester, R.I. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said the storm left more than 100,000 people without power or heat by noon. He declared a state of emergency. Scattered power outages were reported in Connecticut, Rhode Island and elsewhere in the region. By Wednesday night, National Grid said 7,000 electricity customers in Massachusetts remained without power, down from about 75,000 during the height of the storm. In New York, where city leaders took heavy criticism for their slow work after a Dec. 26 blizzard, officials rolled out a massive response that quickly cleared the streets. They also received some help from nature, with only 9 inches of snow falling in Central Park — well short of 20 inches in last month’s storm.
Floodwaters crest shy of record
By JOHN PYE Associated Press
BRISBANE, Australia — Floodwaters washing through Australia’s third-largest city crested today just shy of record levels but high enough to submerge entire neighborhoods and cause damage one official likened to the aftermath of war. One man died in Brisbane after being sucked into a storm drain by the muddy waters, Queensland state Premier Anna Bligh said. Thousands of homes were swamped, and officials told residents it will be days before many of them can return to their houses. Others were told their homes will never be habitable again. In one spot of bright news, the swollen Brisbane River’s peak was about three feet (one meter) lower than predicted, at a depth slightly below that of 1974 floods that swept the city. The river had already begun to recede by today afternoon, though it was expected to stay high for several days. Waters in some areas had reached the tops of roofs, shut down roads and power, and devastated entire neighborhoods. Mayor Campbell Newman said 11,900 homes and 2,500 businesses had been completely inundated, with another 14,700 houses and 2,500 businesses at least partially covered in water. “Queensland is reeling this morning from the worst natural disaster in our history and possibly in the history of our nation,” Bligh told reporters. “We’ve seen three-quarters of our state having experienced the devastation of raging floodwaters and we now face a reconstruction task of postwar proportions.” The flooding, which has killed 25 people since late November, has submerged dozens of towns — some three times — and left an area the size of Germany and France combined under water. Highways and rail lines have been washed away in the disaster, which is shaping up to be Australia’s costliest, with early damage estimates around $5 billion. At least 61 people are missing, and the death toll is expected to rise. Many of those unaccounted for disappeared from around Toowoomba, a city west of Brisbane that saw massive flash floods on Monday sweep away cars, road signs and people. Fourteen died in that flood alone, with police finding the bodies of two of those people on today. Deputy Police Commissioner Ian Stewart warned that number was likely to rise as search and rescue teams accessed more devastated areas today.
RIO DE JANEIRO — Driving rains sent tons of rusty red earth sliding into mountain towns, killing at least 257 people and leaving dozens more missing — lives rescuers hope to save when they resume searches today. In the hardest-hit town of Teresopolis, where the local civil defense agency said at least 130 people died, hundreds of family members crowded around the town’s morgue Wednesday night waiting to identify bodies. Before rescue attempts were called off because of darkness, searchers used heavy machinery, shovels and bare hands trying to find survivors. How many were saved was not known. In one town, firefighters rescued a 25-year-old man who held his 6-month-old son for 15 hours until they were both pulled out alive. The man’s wife and mother-in-law were feared dead. Heavy rains and mudslides kill hundreds of people across Brazil each year, especially during the South American summer. The worst hit are the poor, whose rickety homes are often built on steep slopes with weak or no foundations. In Teresopolis, 40 miles (65 kilometers) north of Rio de Janeiro, deluges filled creeks and the overflows swept over already water-logged mountainsides. Brick and wooden shacks built on hillsides stripped of trees washed away in surging earth and water, leaving behind only a long trail of mud. The mountains saw 10 inches (26 centimeters) of rain fall in less than 24 hours. Floodwaters continued to gush down the mountains for hours after rainstorms ended Wednesday. Survivors waded through waist-high water, carrying what belongings they could, trying to reach higher ground. Many tried desperately to find relatives, though phone service was out in the region and many people were still missing hours after the rain stopped. “There are so many disappeared — and so many that will probably never be found,” said Angela Marina de Carvalho Silva, a resident of Teresopolis who feared she may have lost 15 relatives, including five nieces and nephews. “There was nothing we could do. It was hell,” she said in a telephone interview. Carvalho Silva took refuge in a neighbor’s house on high ground with her husband and daughter, and watched the torrential rain carry away cars, tree branches and animals and rip apart the homes of friends and family. “It’s over. There’s nothing. The water came down and swept everything away,” said her husband, Sidney Silva. In the neighboring mountain town of Nova Friburgo, at least 107 people died, according to an e-mailed statement from the Rio state civil defense department. Among the dead were four firefighters who were helping in the rescue effort. Three other firefighters were listed as missing after their fire truck was hit by a mudslide. With the new disasters, more than 300 people have died since Christmas across the southeastern portion Brazil. President Dilma Rousseff signed a measure Wednesday sending $461 million to towns in Rio and Sao Paulo states that were damaged during the recent rains. The money will go to repairing infrastructure and preventing future disasters. The president planned to fly over the most severely damaged areas today.
CHICAGO — More than a decade after Illinois put all executions on hold, a bill to abolish the death penalty altogether awaits only the governor’s signature. But Pat Quinn’s approval is hardly assured. While he says he supports capital punishment when properly applied, he has not yet indicated whether he will sign the proposal, despite intense pressure from fellow Democrats. “I think it’s important, given the importance of this measure, that people from all over Illinois express their opinions,“ Quinn said Wednesday, a day after lawmakers sent the historic bill to his desk. ”I’m happy to listen and reflect, and I’ll follow my conscience.“ Quinn is being tight-lipped not only about his decision but also his decision-making process. Asked whether religion will weigh in his thinking, he repeated that he plans to listen carefully. The newly inaugurated governor is Roman Catholic, a church that condemns capital punishment. Former Gov. George Ryan thrust Illinois’ death penalty system into the spotlight when he imposed the moratorium in 2000 and again when he emptied death row in 2003. When Ryan called for the moratorium, the state had executed 12 death row inmates since 1977. The sentences of 13 others had been overturned. In some of those 13 cases, evidence showed the suspects were innocent. In others, the trials were deemed unfair or confessions were found to be coerced by abusive police. Since then, the number of overturned capital cases has risen to 20. In Illinois, perhaps more than anywhere else in the country, the death penalty is an issue that pits those who have lost loved ones to violence against those who have lost years of their
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