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Representatives from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, will host a Flood Risk Information Open House from 4-7 p.m. on Feb. 15 at the Lima-Allen County Regional Planning Commission, 130 W. North St., Lima. The event will provide Allen County residents and a small number of Delphos residents that live in Van Wert County an opportunity to review a preliminary Flood Insurance Study (FIS) and its accompanying preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMS). The open house will be staffed with representatives from various local, state and federal agencies who will provide the most current information about flood risk, flood insurance, floodplain development regulations and the process for floodplain mapping within Allen County and a portion of Van Wert County along Jennings Creek. The newlyprepared preliminary floodplain maps will be on display. For more information, contact Program Specialist Catrina Covino at 312-408-5522 or Outreach Specialist Marge Dworak at 312-408-5527.

Women’s heart attack symptoms can be confusing
BY MIKE FORD mford@delphosherald.com The American Heart Association has declared February “Go Red for Women” month and today as “National Wear Red Day.” In general, women’s heart disease symptoms are different from men’s and can appear to be no more than shortness of breath or heartburn. One area cardiologist says women often ignore the symptoms instead of taking them seriously. “It can be anything above the waist, not just chest pressure or discomfort. I t could be in the upper abdomen, neck, jaw, shoulders or the arms could ache or get heavy. It could even just be shortness of breath,” said Dr. Pamela Gardener of the Heart and Vascular Institute at Lima Memorial Health System. “It will come on when they’re doing something like climbing a set of stairs or vacuuming. They’ll sit down and rest for a couple minutes and it will go away. So, we need to watch for a pattern of it coming on when they’re doing something, then going away when they rest. They can have pain, discomfort or also nausea and vomiting with it, but it may only be shortness of breath and they’ll blow it off, thinking they’re just out of shape. “Often, women who have had a heart attack will tell me they thought they had indigestion or acid reflux because heart disease symptoms can include burning in the chest. It’s really difficult because it’s usually more straightforward in men, with chest heaviness or pain, but that’s not always the case. With women, it’s not as clear; it often arises with these other types of symptoms. If you weren’t having a problem a month ago and now you’re having symptoms with the same amount of activity or it’s taking less activity to bring on the symptoms, that makes me nervous and it’s time to get it checked out.” Gardener said there is a relationship between estrogen and heart disease in women. “There is a big increase in the numbers of women having heart attacks after they enter menopause and it may be that the estrogen keeps us from feeling the symptoms because we are growing the plaque,” she said. At any age, Gardener says women are at risk of heart disease just as much as men are. “One woman every second has a heart attack in the United States. The American Heart Association conducted a survey in 2009 and found that 29 percent of women who had a heart attack only had shortness of breath. They

“It can be anything above the waist, not just chest pressure or discomfort... often, women who have had a heart attack will tell me they thought they had indigestion or acid reflux.”
— Dr. Pamela Gardener also found that only half of the women they surveyed said they would call 911 if they thought they were having a heart attack. So, women tend to blow it off. If your mother, grandmother, sister or cousin have heart problems or had them early on — if you have the family history — it’s a risk factor and we really need to pay attention to it. “Cholesterol, diet, exercise — all the usual risk factors are things we need to pay attention to but if you smoke, that’s a really huge one. I’ve even had a couple of young ladies in their 20s who had heart attacks and they’re smokers. I really worry about the smoking,” she said. Gardener stresses that no one should blow off symptoms or pause to pick up the phone. “Don’t hesitate. If you think you may be having a heart attack, call 911 and get to the emergency room,” she concluded.

Herald reader Roger Ulm found these mourning doves taking shelter on his mother-in-law’s back porch Tuesday during the winter storm.

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Giffords’ astronaut husband will be aboard Endeavour in April
By MARCIA DUNN The Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The astronaut husband of wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has made his choice. He’s headed to space in April. An official close to the space shuttle program confirmed this morning that astronaut Mark Kelly will be aboard Endeavour for its final flight. The official did not want to be named because the information has not yet been made public. Kelly is holding a news conference at Johnson Space Center in Houston this afternoon. He took a leave from training after his wife was gunned down outside a Tucson, Ariz., supermarket on Jan. 8 as she met with constituents. Six people were killed and 12 others injured. Giffords is now undergoing rehab in Houston. Kelly, 46, spent the past month debating whether to step down as commander of Endeavour’s two-week mission. As he agonized over the decision, NASA named a backup commander, Rick Sturckow, who joined crew training. Liftoff is targeted for April 19. Kelly’s identical twin, Scott, currently commander of the International Space Station, hinted in an interview earlier this week that his brother would choose to fly. Kelly has flown three times aboard space shuttles; April’s trip to the International Space Station will be his fourth. The mission already was set to be one of the highestprofile shuttle flights ever. It will be Endeavour’s last voyage and the next-to-last for the entire 30-year shuttle program, and will feature the delivery of an elaborate physics experiment by a Nobel Prize winner. With Kelly back on board, the launch will “get the same kind of attention that the (1998) John Glenn mission” received, said Howard

TODAY Boys Basketball (6 p.m.): Allen East at Jefferson (NWC); Ottoville at Kalida (PCL); Spencerville at LCC (NWC); Paulding at Lincolnview (NWC); Elida at Bath (WBL); Ada at Columbus Grove (NWC); New Bremen at St. John’s (MAC), 6:30 p.m. SATURDAY Boys Basketball (6 p.m.): Perry at Fort Jennings; St. Marys at Spencerville; Columbus Grove at Continental (PCL); Wayne Trace at Kalida; St. John’s at Lincolnview, 6:30 p.m. Girls Basketball: Lincolnview at St. John’s, noon; Ayersville at Fort Jennings, 12:30 p.m.; Cory-Rawson at Jefferson, 1 p.m.; Kalida at PandoraGilboa, 1 p.m.; Leipsic at Ottoville (PCL), 6 p.m. Cloudy Saturday with 50 percent chance of snow. High in low 30s. See page 2.

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“We all want her to go back to Congress; we’d like them both to continue their careers and we’d like them to be whole and normal as if this thing had never happened.”
— Howard McCurdy, public policy professor, space expert, American University McCurdy, a public policy professor and space expert at American University in Washington, D.C. McCurdy suggested the public will embrace Kelly’s decision, because it provides a sense of normalcy. “We all want her to go back to Congress; we’d like them both to continue their careers and we’d like them to be whole and normal as if this thing had never happened,” said McCurdy, author of the book “Space and the American Imagination.” Both Kellys are Navy captains and joined NASA’s astronaut corps in 1996. In an interview from the space station Wednesday, Scott Kelly said their Navy background as high-performance pilots enables them to put their personal lives aside, when necessary, and focus on the job at hand. “My brother certainly is very good at that,” he told The Associated Press. “If he does choose, and NASA management chooses, for him to fly this mission ... I am absolutely 100 percent confident that he will have no problem fulfilling his responsibilities the same way as if this incident would have never occurred.”

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Pam Vincent, left, Trinity United Methodist Chuch Missions Committee Chairman Pete Hoffman and Kay Ahten prepare for the “Souper” Bowl Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. On the menu is homemade chili, chicken noodle, vegetable beef barley and ham and bean soup; salad; and desserts. Meals are dine-in or carry-out for a free-will offering. All proceeds go to missions.

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This year’s National Catholic Schools Week theme is “A Plus for America.” That means we are celebrating the added value that Catholic schools bring to our nation - and to our community. In addition to traditionally high graduation rates and strong moral values, Catholic schools and their graduates give a high level of service back to their communities. www.dsj.noacsc.org

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CAIRO (AP) — Tens of thousands packed central Cairo today, waving flags and singing the national anthem, emboldened in their campaign to oust President Hosni Mubarak after they repelled pro-regime attackers in two days of bloody street fights. The U.S. was pressing Egypt for an immediate start to democratic transition, including a proposal for Mubarak to step down immediately. Thousands including families with children flowed over bridges across the Nile into Tahrir Square, a sign that they were not intimidated after fending off everything thrown at them by pro-Mubarak attackers — storms of hurled concrete, metal rebar and firebombs, fighters on horses and camels and automatic gunfire barrages. In the wake of the violence, more detailed scenarios were beginning to emerge for a transition to democratic rule after Mubarak’s nearly 30-year authoritarian reign. The Obama administration said it was dis-

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High temperature Thursday in Delphos was 21 degrees, low was 8. High a year ago today was 35, low was 18. Record high for today is 58, set in 2007. Record low is -12, set in 1985. WeAtHer ForeCAst tri-county the Associated Press toniGHt: Cloudy. A chance of snow after midnight. Lows in the lower 20s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50 percent. sAtUrDAY: Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow. Highs in the lower 30s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. sAtUrDAY niGHt: Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. eXtenDeD ForeCAst sUnDAY: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 30s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. sUnDAY niGHt: Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow showers. Lows in the lower 20s. MonDAY, MonDAY niGHt: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow showers. Highs in the lower 30s. Lows 10 to 15. tUesDAY: Mostly cloudy in the morning becoming partly cloudy. Highs around 20. tUesDAY niGHt: Mostly clear. Lows 5 to 10 above.

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cussing several possibilities with Cairo — including one for Mubarak to leave office now and hand over power to a military-backed transition. Protesters in the square held up signs reading “Now!”, massing around 100,000 in the largest gathering since the quartermillion who rallied Tuesday. They labelled today’s rally the “day of leaving,” the day they hope Mubarak will go. Thousands prostrated themselves in the noon prayers, then immediately after uttering the prayer’s concluding “God’s peace and blessings be upon you,” they began chanting their message to Mubarak: “Leave! Leave! Leave!” A man sitting in a wheelchair was lifted — wheelchair and all — over the heads of the crowd and he pumped his arms in the air. Those joining in passed through a series of beefed-up checkpoints by the military and the protesters themselves guarding the square. In the afternoon, a group of Mubarak supporters gathered in a square several blocks away and tried to move on Tahrir, banging with sticks on metal fences to raise an intimidating clamor. But protesters throwing rocks pushed them back.

Douglas John Zenz, 44, died Monday in Illinois. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the funeral home. Further arrangements are incomplete. Jack Schulte, 89, of Delphos, died today . Arrangements are incomplete at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. BoninseGnA, Carmela Angelia “Angel,” 19, of rural St. Marys, funeral services begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Living Hope Assembly of God, 1130 Indian Avenue in St. Marys, Pastor Randy McKinney officiating. Burial will follow at the Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the church. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Ronald McDonald House of Cincinnati. Online condolences may be conveyed via millerfuneralhomes.net. Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller Funeral Home 1605 Celina Road (Ohio 703 West) in St. Marys. sCHerGer, Rita T., 92, of Delphos Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Melvin Verhoff officiating. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7:30 p.m. today at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where a parish wake will begin at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Parish Foundation.

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March 29, 1927-Feb. 2, 2011 Robert A. Arnzen, 83, of Delphos, died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was born March 29, 1927, in Newport, Ky., to Harry and Mary (Troy) Arnzen, who preceded him in death. On Aug. 7, 1954, he married Alice Beining, who survives in Delphos. Other survivors are sons Jim Arnzen of Portsmouth and Ted Arnzen of Cincinnati; daughters Elaine (Pat) Sheehan of Toledo and Maria Arnzen and Jeanne (Jim) Gulick of Cincinnati; sister Margaret Ann (Larry) Maschmeyer of Covington, Ky.; grandchildren Troy, Lauren, Erin and Allison Sheehan, Jill and Jen Arnzen and Jimmy, Nate and Anne Gulick; sisters- and brothers-in-law Angela Kimmet, Valeta Beining, Mary (Herb) Hempfling, Gertie Schmitz, Irene (Joe) Schroeder and Jane Beckman; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Harry and Bill Arnzen; sisters-in-law Rosemary Arnzen Beiting and Mildred Beckman; and brothers-in-law Elmer Beckman, Dick Kimmet, Rudy Beining, Betty Beining and Al Schmitz. Mr. Arnzen coached and taught at St. John’s Schools for 43 years. He served as director of City Parks and Recreation for 37 years. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In 2001, he received an honorary diploma from St. John’s High School and was a member of its Hall of Fame for his service to the school. He was one of the founding members of the District 8 Coaches Association and was secretary/ treasurer of the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association. He loved spending time at Indian Lake and fishing with his grandchildren. He enjoyed bowling, baseball and softball. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Jacob Gordon officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the Robert A. Arnzen Gymnasium at St. John’s High School, Delphos, and 9-10 a.m. Monday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. There will be a parish wake service at 3 p.m. and a Knights of Columbus service at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the gym. Memorial contributions may be made to the Delphos Stadium Club or the Delphos St. John’s Teachers Endowment Fund.
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TOLEDO (AP) — An Ohio toddler has stepped out in front of thousands of other kids to win the starring role in a new ad campaign for Gerber children’s food. The company says its contest judges felt a photo of Mercy Townsend of Toledo had the perfect look of a healthy, happy child. The 2-year-old was recently picked from among more than 217,000 applicants to appear in a Gerber print ad beginning in May. She also receives a $25,000 scholarship. Gerber notes in a statement that the winning photo was taken right after bath time when Mercy’s curls were “extra full and bouncy.” Her mother, Tahisha Williams-Townsend, says Mercy doesn’t completely understand her win but goes around saying, “Thank you, thank you.”

CINCINNATI (AP) — The search for a new city police chief was put on hold Thursday after a city council vote to pursue talks about the possibility of merging the police department with the county sheriff’s office — a possibility strongly opposed by the mayor and the police union. City Manager Milton Dohoney Jr. suspended the search, saying he doesn’t believe outside candidates for the position being vacated by retiring Chief Tom Streicher would risk their current jobs to come to a city where the police department might be dissolved in a merger. Streicher retires March 7. The motion approved by the council Wednesday includes a study of merging just the patrol officers and a study of merging the entire departments. Mayor Mark Mallory said Thursday that the police department has gone through tremendous reforms and insisted the city “will continue to have a police department,” The Cincinnati Enquirer reported. “We are still dealing with the real possibility of all of our police officers being laid off and hoping the county would hire some of them,” Mallory said. That is “unacceptable,” he said. Police officers are insulted and hurt by the suggestion, said Kathy Harrell, president of the Fraternal Order of Police. “These officers come into the city every day and risk their lives,” she said. Harrell said that officers now have the best relationship they have ever had with the communities they police. Voters’ approval of a 2001 ballot issue allowed outside hiring of chiefs and assistant chiefs for police and fire. The measure, approved following race riots that year, was promoted as a way to change the culture of the police department.

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ANDREW WELSHHUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS — An Ohio regulatory board has declined to pursue disciplinary action against a retired Army psychologist accused of observing abusive interrogations of military detainees in Guantanamo and doing nothing to stop them. It’s the third time in three years that boards in Ohio and Louisiana decided not to take action against Larry James, dean of professional psychology at Wright State University in Dayton. “It has been determined that we are unable to proceed to formal action in this matter,” Ohio Psychology Board investigator Carolyn Knauss said in a one-page letter dated Jan. 26. Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic, which helped research the complaint against James, released the letter to the AP late Wednesday. The board’s executive director, Ronald Ross, said Thursday that he could not comment on any complaints that result in no further action by the board. A Wright State spokesman said a comment was forthcoming from the Dayton university. The complaint says James oversaw abuse at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba in 2003, 2007 and 2008 when he served with the base’s Behavioral Science Consultation Team. “Detainees were systematically abused while Dr. James served on and allegedly led the Guantanamo BSCT,” said the complaint filed last summer. It said he both endorsed the abuse and did nothing to prevent it. In one instance, the complaint said, James initially watched without intervening while an interrogator and three guards subjected a nearnaked man to sexual humiliation by forcing him to wear women’s underwear, and only intervened when he was concerned someone might get

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hurt, according to the complaint. James said in his 2008 book, “Fixing Hell,” that the Army sent him to clean up abuses in Guantanamo and later in the Abu Ghraib detention center in Iraq. He told the Dayton Daily News in 2009 that he doesn’t understand why the allegations continue to come up. “No matter what third party, objective review board or person, they’ve all come to the same conclusion — there’s no probable cause,” James said. “There’s no detainee, there’s no guard, there’s no psychologist who’s come forward and said, ‘With my own eyes, I’ve seen Dr. James do X, Y or Z.’” James did not immediately return a message left Thursday, while university spokesman George Heddleston said Wright State was pleased with the decision. A Harvard lawyer said the complaint deserved a formal hearing. “Ohio residents presented the board with more than enough evidence to support the sanctioning of Larry James for violating his obligations as a psychologist by using his professional skills to harm others,” said Deborah Popowski of Harvard Law School’s Human Rights Program. Last year, the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists in Louisiana, where James is also licensed, declined to act on a similar complaint against him. In 2008, the Ohio board in “determined that no foundation exists to support the initiation of formal proceedings serving to deny Dr. James admission to the Board’s licensure examination,” according to a copy of the board’s response provided by the Harvard clinic. In June 2007, 350 members of the American Psychological Association signed an open letter to its then-President Sharon Brehm requesting an investigation of James and other members of the association who served at Guantanamo Bay.

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“Habit is necessary; it is the habit of having habits, of turning a trail into a rut, that must be incessantly fought against if one is to remain alive.” — Edith Wharton, American author (1862-1937)

White House calling on Mubarak to step down
BEN FELLER and MATTHEW LEE Associated Press ible, inclusive negotiations,” a White House spokesman, Tommy Vietor, said Thursday night. “We have discussed with the Egyptians a variety of different ways to move that process forward, but all of those decisions must be made by the Egyptian people.” White House and State Department officials would not discuss details of the discussions U.S. officials are having with the Egyptians. Vice President Joe Biden spoke with Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman on Thursday, a day after a similar conversation between Suleiman and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Officials said neither Biden nor Clinton made a specific call for Mubarak to resign immediately but pressed for measures that would ease tensions on the streets and set the stage for democratic elections. An administration official said there is no single plan being discussed with the Egyptians. Rather, the administration is pursuing different ideas with Egyptian figures on how to proceed quickly with a process that includes a broad range of voices and leads to free and fair elections — in essence, different ways to accomplish those goals. Among those options is a proposal for Mubarak to resign immediately — which the embattled president has refused to do — and for Mubarak to cede power to a

DEAR EDITOR: I was so sorry to hear of the passing of former Delphos St. John’s Coach Bob Arnzen Wednesday. I first met Bob in 1987 when I was coaching 7th-grade basketball for Van Wert. We had an undefeated team that year and we were playing the Blue Jays at their place. I remember it being a good game with us winning by 5 or 6. After the game, I stayed in the gym to talk to the St. John’s 7th-grade coach while my team went to get changed and get on the bus. It must have been at least 10 minutes before I finally made my way to the locker room. I expected to find my players dressed and headed to the bus but what I found was that they were all still gathered outside the locker room talking to Coach Arnzen. Bob was telling them how good he thought they were and how great he thought they could be if they all stuck together and continued to work hard. When I walked up, he shook my hand and said “Jim, you sure have a nice bunch of fellows here.” I had never met Bob prior to that day but was so impressed that he had taken the time to know who I was and I never forgot that. I remember watching one of his games on TV once. It was a tournament game against a very good team. It was one of those games where every possession seemed critical. Early in the second half, one of Bob’s kids committed a really dumb turnover right when the momentum was starting to go St. John’s way. I watched as Bob called him over to the bench. I remember thinking that Coach Arnzen was really going to let him have it but instead, he held out both hands. The kid slapped them and then Bob slapped his. Then he pushed him back out onto the court and said, “Great job kid, keep playing hard!” With less than a minute to play and the Blue Jays trailing by a point or two, one of their players pulled up for a 20-footer that they absolutely positively had to have. He swished it and St. John’s won the game. Oh, and the kid who made the shot? It was the same kid who had the bad turnover earlier in the game. I think this story is a microcosm of the man himself and one of the secrets to his success. I have always believed that if he had ripped into that player earlier in the game he would have never made that shot at the end. That kid made that shot as much for his coach as he did for himself. I know all coaches want to win but so many of them shoot themselves in the foot by sapping the confidence of their players by yelling and screaming every time they make a mistake. I think it’s safe to say that the likes of Bob Arnzen will never pass this way again. Thanks for remembering my name, Coach; you can bet I will never forget yours. Jim Clay Van Wert

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One Year Ago • Kacie Ann Wannemacher is the 24th annual ALCO Cute Baby Contest winner. She and her parents, Dusty and Jessica Wannemacher, accepted her certificate from ALCO manager Wil Baughn. The month-long contest had 12 participants and generated $265, which will be donated to the Delphos Kiwanis Playground Fund. 25 Years Ago — 1986 • The Thompson for State Representative Committee hosted a meet-the-candidate reception for William Thompson of Delphos, Monday night at the Delphos Club. Among those attending were Assistant House Minority Leader Ben Rose, R-Lima, who is giving up his seat in the House to run for state auditor. Thompson is seeking the seat now held by Rose. • Kristy Poling, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Poling of Delphos, was named winner of the God, Flag and Country contest held recently at Franklin Elementary School. The contest is sponsored by Delphos Fraternal Order of Eagles. Runnerup was Eric Schimmoeller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Schimmoeller of Delphos. • The Cub Scout’s Father and son cake bake was held recently at St. John’s Annex. Winners for taste were first place, Ben Bockey and father Mike Bockey. For design, first place was Jason Stevenson and father Tom Stevenson. The cakes were auctioned by auctioneer Gary Holdgreve. 50 Years Ago — 1961 • The Christian Union Church of Delphos will join with 122 other churches of the denomination on Feb. 5, in observance of Founders Day, which marks the ninety-seventh anniversary of their founding. The Christian Union denomination came into being at a convention of Christian people of various denominations in Columbus, Ohio, in the Deshler Hall. • Delphos Jefferson High School will be represented in the District III band and chorus Saturday at Bluffton College. Selected to appear in the band are Joan Horine, flute; Neil Yocum, bass; David Laman, bass; Linda Knerr, bass clarinet and Earl Alspach, alto clarinet. Chorus members are Linda Brenneman, Sue Uncapher, Lynn Roraback, Judy Swartz, Diane Long, and Gail Miller. • The Past Presidents Club of the Fraternal Order of Eagles will hold another fish fry Friday in the Eagles club rooms. Saturday night, round and square dancing will be enjoyed at the Eagles club rooms with Ralph Swartz and his orchestra of St. Marys, providing the music. 75 Years Ago — 1936 • A novel assembly program will be presented at Jefferson High School during the fifth period on Friday. This will take the form of a radio play entitled “The Youth of Don Juan.” Members of the cast include: Lord Byron, Jim Buchholtz; Mary Chaworth, Helen Fettig; Mrs. Chaworth, June Fanning; Harness, Clark Thompson; and Jack Musters, David Griffith. • With the ground frozen, rain which fell Monday night accumulated in some places and found its way into basements of homes and business places. The King and Stallkamp Drug Store was the scene of a small flood. Some damage was also caused at the Lindemann Shoe Store. A small amount of water also entered the Delphos Hardware Store.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Economic growth is gaining momentum, with factories busy and service firms expanding, but one critical area still lags: job creation. The Labor Department will issue its January jobs report today, and economists are forecasting that it will show only modest hiring. Employers are expected to add a net total of 146,000 new jobs. That’s barely enough to keep up with population growth. The unemployment rate is likely to tick up to 9.5 percent from 9.4 percent in December. Some analysts are more optimistic and think the job gains could be larger, after several positive economic reports were released Thursday. The service sector, which employs nearly 90 percent of the work force, expanded at the fastest pace in five years last month, retail sales increased, and factory orders grew in December. “Activity across the broader economy is picking up,” said Neil Dutta, an economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. “Momentum is improving.” The harsh winter weather, however, is a wild card and may temper January’s employment gains. Heavy snows caused some companies, particularly those in construction but also in manufacturing, to suspend work. That likely resulted in temporary layoffs. Even broad economic growth may not mean a sharp increase in new jobs anytime soon. Dutta, for example, points out that companies are spending much more on new computers, machines and other equipment than on hiring. That trend is likely to continue this year, he said, making it harder to bring down the jobless rate. It takes about 125,000 new jobs a month just to keep up with population growth. The economy needs to add more than double that amount to make a significant dent in the unemployment rate. In the past three months, job gains have averaged only 128,000. Rapid hiring that makes a large dent in unemployment “still remains elusive,” Dutta said. He expects the unemployment rate will still be above 9 percent by the end of this year. Still, Thursday’s data suggest the economy is gaining momentum. “Firms are beginning to say, ‘wait a minute we’re beginning to see enough increases in sales ... and we’ve exhausted our productivity gains,’” Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Thursday, while addressing reporters at the National Press Club. The latest evidence came Thursday when the Institute for Supply Management said that its service sector index rose to 59.4 in January. That’s the highest since August 2005 and marked the 14th straight month of growth. Any reading above 50 indicates expansion. Earlier this week, the trade group said factory activity in January expanded at the fastest pace in nearly seven years. Both the ISM’s factory and services reports showed that order backlogs are growing. That gives companies more certainty that sales will keep rising.

WASHINGTON — Talks are under way between the Obama administration and top Egyptian officials on the possible immediate resignation of President Hosni Mubarak and the formation of a military-backed caretaker government that could prepare the country for free and fair elections later this year, U.S. officials say. With protests in Cairo and other Egyptian cities expected to grow in size and intensity today, the administration fears they may erupt into more widespread violence unless the government takes tangible steps to address the protesters’ main demand that Mubarak leave office quickly. Creation of an interim government is just one of several possibilities under discussion, the officials said late Thursday. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the sensitive diplomatic talks, which are continuing. The officials stressed that the United States isn’t seeking to impose a solution on Egypt but said the administration had made a judgment that Mubarak has to go soon if there is to be a peaceful resolution to the crisis. “The president has said that now is the time to begin a peaceful, orderly and meaningful transition, with cred-

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DONNA CASSATA Associated Press makes the task harder, said several committee members. “Failure is not an option in Iraq and we must be prepared to bear the cost to ensure success, including the costs of our civilian operations and development programs, which will be substantial however this transition plays out,” said Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the top Republican on the committee. “Congress cannot shortchange this mission now.” Since the March 2003 invasion to overthrow Saddam Hussein’s regime, more than 4,300 Americans have died and the U.S. has spent some $750 billion on the war. Republicans now in charge in the House and tea partybacked newcomers are clamoring for deep spending cuts and have signaled that military dollars and foreign aid should be part of the calculation. In a pre-emptive move, Defense Secretary Robert Gates has proposed a $78 billion cut in future spending. And even before he makes his case for the Defense Department budget later this month, Gates met at the Pentagon early Thursday with several of the newest members of the Senate — Democrats with companies, obligations with states and local governments, promised taxpayer relief and commitments to government programs. For states, much of that money for Medicaid and education has been worked into budgets, so if Congress took it back it could leave shortfalls, said Raymond Scheppach, executive director of the National Governors Association. “That would be a serious problem, I think, because they’re depending on that money.” The unspent money remains in the federal pipeline despite Obama’s promise that recovery spending would occur swiftly to stimulate the nation’s economy after Congress approved the program nearly two years ago. Even the $7 billion the White House says is not yet obligated can’t readily be yanked back by Republicans as savings because, administration officials said, planning is well under way for the projects expected to benefit. The Republican Study Committee, a group of House conservatives, announced a proposal last month to save the government $2.5 trillion over the next decade. Part of its plan involved pulling back $45 billion in stimulus money.

transitional government run by Suleiman. But the official rejected the notion that the White House was trying to impose that idea and said it was not at all clear it would happen. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. The discussions come amid escalating violence between pro- and anti-Mubarak forces. The United States on Thursday severely criticized what it called systematic attacks on journalists in Egypt and said they appeared to be an attempt to shut out reporting of even bigger antigovernment demonstrations to come. Clinton condemned “in the strongest terms” the progovernment mobs that beat, threatened and intimidated reporters in Cairo. Attacks as well on peaceful demonstrators, human rights activists, foreigners and diplomats were “unacceptable under any circumstances,” she said. Clinton pointed the finger at Mubarak’s government without explicitly blaming the 82-year-old president for the violence. Egypt’s government must hold accountable those responsible for the attacks and “must demonstrate its willingness to ensure journalists’ ability to report on these events to the people of Egypt and to the world,” she said.

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration needs to make a compelling case for investing billions more taxpayer dollars in Iraq as the nearly 8-year-old conflict recedes from the public’s mind and the remaining 50,000 U.S. troops leave by year’s end, top Senate Republicans and Democrats warned military and diplomatic officials on Thursday. Amid fresh Republican promises to slash spending, members of the Senate Armed Services Committee cautioned U.S. Ambassador to Iraq James Jeffrey and Gen. Lloyd Austin, commander of the U.S. military in Iraq, of the intense pressure to cut dollars for Iraq. Under the November 2008 security agreement between President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, all U.S. military forces will withdraw from Iraq at the end of December and the operation will shift to a civilian-led effort by the State Department. Persuading budget-conscious lawmakers to back foreign aid for Iraq, rather than military money, BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE Associated Press

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Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Republicans John Hoeven of North Dakota and Jerry Moran of Kansas. Manchin said he is trying to get a sense of whether the U.S. investment matches the demands faced overseas. “All the resources that we put into this, the restructuring that we’re doing, trying to build an economy for them and we get no return on that,” he said in an interview. “That’s a hard thing for me and West Virginia to understand.” Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., said that as the Iraq mission shifts from the military to the State Department it will be difficult to persuade lawmakers to fund the operation. Jeffrey estimated the cost would be around $5 billion for the effort in the next budget, down from around $75 billion the U.S. spent this year on the military effort. Still, it would amount to the single largest program in the State Department budget and would compete with demands from Afghanistan and other foreign aid. The volatility in the region also makes a concerted U.S. effort imperative, lawmakers said. “That was an estimate,” said Brian Straessle, the group’s spokesman. “That was not intended to be taken as an exact figure.” Part of the problem is determining how much, if any, stimulus money remains in Washington and how much could be recovered, Straessle said. About three-quarters of the $814 billion in stimulus money has been spent or distributed to taxpayers, state and local governments and companies hired to do work under dozens of programs. House Republicans sorting through the federal budget hope to identify money not yet spent or promised to programs, states or local governments in the coming weeks. Congress could go after some of the unspent money, although it would require undoing commitments made in the stimulus legislation, and no specific proposals have been offered to do that. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan announced another Republican austerity plan Thursday, this one to slash spending for domestic agencies by nearly 20 percent. The proposal stems from the GOP pledge to reduce spending to levels in place before Obama took office.

WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans say they want to cut federal spending by raiding $45 billion from President Barack Obama’s politically unpopular economic stimulus program. But they won’t be able to get their hands on most of that money. At most, only about $7 billion of the $814 billion in economic recovery money awarded under the 2009 federal law hasn’t already been spoken for, according to the latest White House estimates. And Republican leaders now acknowledge they would be lucky to identify as much as $5 billion in stimulus-related spending cuts as part of a plan to save taxpayers $2.5 trillion over 10 years. Where did the money go? It’s not that all the stimulus money has been spent; it has been committed for specific projects and programs. In the confusing money flow from Washington to the rest of the country, there’s still about $168 billion in stimulus money that has not actually been paid out, according to the administration. But it says nearly all of that money already is tied up in contracts

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TODAY 1-4 p.m. — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. SATURDAY 9 a.m.-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. 10 a.m to 2 p.m. — Delphos Postal Museum is open. Delphos Canal Commission Museum 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.

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Kaitlynn Parsons, Michael Garay, Kayla Hertel, Christine Stemen, Cassandra Hale, Joanne Myers, Macey Ashbaugh, Austin Sealscott and Wyatt Saam. Sophomores Nathan Johnston, Nicholas Leeth, Evan Williams, Whitney Miller, Kendall Dye, Austin Treesh, Nicholas Daeger, Jacob Jackson and Leighann Stephens. Juniors Roger Morgan, Brooke Teman, Sabrina Barnhart, Jenna Byrne, Morgan Peel, Bethany Army, Danyelle Trisel and Karissa Burns. Seniors Calista Dowdy, Kelsey Clemons, Leslie Hicks, Hillary Ludwig, Kayla Lehman, Emily Osting, Tyler Kraner, Danyelle Mercer, Kelly Smith, Casey Patterson, Zachary Kreischer, Taylar Boroff, Taylor Hoehn and Jack Frank

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Lincolnview pressure leads to NWC win
By Kirk Dougal Times Bulletin Editor kdougal@timesbulletin.com PAULDING - Lincolnview used defensive pressure to force Paulding into 13 firsthalf turnovers and jumped out to a big halftime lead on Thursday night. The Lady Lancers had to withstand a big third-quarter comeback, however, as they held on to win 52-40 in a Northwest Conference contest. Lincolnview came out of the gate hot, using a 1-2-1-1 full court press to force multiple Paulding turnovers in the back court which then turned into easy fast-break points. At the same time, they also took care of the ball themselves and really looked like a team firing on all cylinders. “I wasn’t real sure what to expect since we’ve been off the past couple of days,” said Lincolnview coach Dan Williamson. “They came out with very good intensity; they were focused. They shot the ball very well, which we haven’t done all year, and took care of the ball. That first half was about the best that we’ve played all year.” With Paulding center Jessica Farr on the bench to start the game because illness caused her to miss practice, Lincolnview took advantage early inside the paint. Audrey Bowen picked up a bucket inside and then Carley Springer sank a putback off a miss and then a baseline layup off a back door pass from Katie Dye. That made the score 6-3 in favor of the Lancers and from there until the intermission, the game was theirs to do what they wanted. They went on a 20-3 run that took the score to 24-6 in the middle of the second quarter. The Panthers lone bright spot in the first half was Farr, who came off the bench to grab six rebounds and score 11 points on a variety of low post moves and putbacks. Despite her effort, Lincolnview led at the half 36-16. But before the Lancer fans could even get comfortable in

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Lincolnview’s Kaitlyn Brant goes for a deuce before Paulding’s Jessica Farr can get over to block it Thursday night at Lincolnview. The Lancers emerged with a 12-point NWC victory. their seats in the third quarter, Paulding was in the middle of a big run. Two Farr offensive rebounds and scores were mixed in with two 3-pointers from the wing by Haley Clellan. After an old-fashioned 3-point play by Ashley Myers at the 2:08 mark, the Panthers had clawed back to a 42-29 deficit. It would narrow even more as Farr scored in the paint again and Abbey Edwards made two drives for the home team. Only a good offensive quarter from Kaitlyn Brant, who scored six of the eight Lancer points in the period, kept the game from getting any closer. Going into the final eight minutes, Lincolnview’s lead was down to single digits at 44-35. Coach Wiliiamson decided to dial up the defensive pressure again in the fourth quarter and it paid dividends immediately. Paulding had turnovers in three straight trips down the floor, their first miscues of the second half, and the Lancers capitalized with five points. In fact, Lincolnview did such a good job of denying the ball inside to Farr, the first Panther point scored in the fourth quarter was a free throw by Myers with only 2:53 left in the game. Lincolnview made it interesting by missing a couple of layups and not shooting their free throws well but their defense was more than enough to seal the game. “Forcing turnovers is what we’ve tried to do defensively all year,” said Williamson. “When it works, we are pretty successful at staying in games and winning games. And when it doesn’t, that’s when we struggle to win games. It worked for us today and we got our first conference win. This was very big for us going into the tournament draw. Getting confidence going into the tournament is big.” The Paulding coach applauded Farr’s effort in the contest but just wished they had been able to get the ball to her more often. “She is an excellent player,” said Panther coach Lyndsi Shininger. “She gets double

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Turnovers, LCC 3s doom Spencerville girls
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WESTERN BUCKEYE LEAGUE Celina 4-1 12-2 Defiance 4-1 12-2 Ottawa-Glandorf 4-1 9-6 Van Wert 3-2 12-2 Elida 3-2 10-5 Bath 3-2 7-7 Shawnee 2-3 6-8 Kenton 1-4 7-5 St. Marys 1-4 7-6 Wapakoneta 0-5 2-12

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SPENCERVILLE — It didn’t take long to spot what hurt Spencerville’s cause Thursday night: their own turnovers and Lima Central Catholic’s bombsaway offense. The Lady Bearcats turned it over 23 times (only 12 for the Lady Thunderbirds) and LCC canned 10-of-23 from 3-point range (43.5%) to down the Bearcats 65-47 in Northwest Conference girls cage action at the Walk-In Closet. The loss ruined Parents Night for the hosts. “Whenever a team presses us, we do this; we get in too much of a hurry. That’s not our game,” Spencerville coach Katie Fisher explained. “We played right along with what they wanted to do, which was make it an uptempo game. We were shooting 3s on the first look at the basket; we’re not a 3-point shooting team. We as coaches can only do so much as far as working on these things and telling the players; they have to do it.” The Bearcats (4-11, 3-4 NWC) stayed close to the T-Birds for a half. Entering the third period, they only trailed 27-26 and scored the first five points — all from senior Brittany Kill (8 points, 7 boards) — of the canto to take their final lead at 31-27 on her 3-ball at the 7-minute mark. However, the T-Birds (10-6, 5-2 NWC) got on the back of sophomore Stacia Allen (21 markers, 7 rebounds, 4 steals). Madison George’s 3-ball at 5:56 got the ball rolling and Allen scored eight of her 11 third-period points in a 16-0 spurt that put the visitors solidly in the lead at 43-31. Junior Cortney Miller (8 counters) broke that skein with two throws at 3:50 but the guests finished off the stanza with a 9-4 span, including a triple from right of the key by Tylyn Taylor (16 counters, 4 bombs) with 3.1 ticks on the board for a 52-37 spread. LCC bombed in 7-of-10 3s in the canto as they shot 9-of-14 overall (25-of 55 for the game for 45.5% versus Spencerville’s 17-of-38, 5-of-14 downtown, for 44.7%). “Stacia is getting better every day about reading what a defense will give her. She can shoot the 3 and when a defense comes out, she is working on her quickness to get to the basket,” LCC coach Bill Taflinger acknowledged. “We’re a 3-point shooting team. I have always been a coach that uses what I think is best to suit my personnel; we have a few good 3-point shooters, so we’re going to play to our strength.” If the Bearcats had any hopes of a comeback, they were dashed with a 4-minite scoreless drought to start the finale. They did not score until the 4-minute mark on an old-fashioned 3-point play by Miller to trail by 16. That was as close as they could get the rest of the way. The turnover bug hit the Bearcats early in this game, committing eight in the first period against a mix of pressure defenses Taflinger employed. However, the Bearcats stayed

within striking distance early, with a three ties and two lead changes. LCC seemed to take control with a 7-0 spurt over the last 2:28, concluding with a layup by Allen off their pressure with 30 ticks to go, for a 17-10 margin. The Thunderbirds continued to ride their defensive pressure to force six more miscues in the second period. That enabled them to build a 27-16 edge on a basket by Allen at the 3-minute mark. However, the Lady Bearcats showed fight down the stretch, running off a 10-0 spurt — started and finished by 3-balls from junior Mackenzie Miller, the second with 10 seconds to go — to get within 27-26. “We had that spurt and added five more on in the third period and then LCC replied with a 16-0 spurt,” Fisher added. “We gave Allen — a lot of their shooters — a lot of open looks and then she’d beat us off the dribble. Again, we can do what we did today with turnovers and quick shots and beat teams like LCC.” LCC canned 5-of-12 singles (41.7%); secured 21 caroms (12 offensive); totaled 14 assists (George and junior Kelly Ahman with 5 each) and added 14 steals (Ahman 4). They had 13 fouls and host Allen East Thursday. “We like to play up-tempo; again, that fits our personnel. Neither team played a lot of girls but I have a couple that are conditioned enough to go hard the whole game,” Taflinger added. Spencerville netted 8-of-12 free throws (66.7%); nabbed 27 off the glass (5 offensive); had 12 assists (M. Miller 3); and 15 fouls. Abbey Freewalt added nine markers. They visit Kalida 6 p.m. Monday in a makeup game from Tuesday. In junior varsity action, LCC (12-3) rode 12 points from Sydney Mohler and 11 by Elizabeth Kidd to pound the Bearcats 39-11. Jennifer Post countered with eight for the Lady Bearcats (2-13).

and triple-teamed but you still see what she can do. We kid her that she has magnets in her hands when she rebounds. But we’ve got to get the ball to her. No turnovers in the third quarter but then when we needed the big push (in the fourth), you can’t comeback with six turnovers.” Williamson acknowledged that a big part of the Lancer game plan was how to try to stop the big post player: “I thought our girls did a very nice job trying to control (Farr). We knew going in that was going to be a big task not just Carley and Audrey, but the whole team. We had to get pressure on the guards to try to keep it out of the post. And for the most part we did a good job. Nineteen points; it may not look like it on paper but they did a nice job.” Lincolnview was led by Brant’s 13 points and Katie Dye’s 11. The Lancers were 24-of-55 from the field for 44 percent but did not make any of their seven 3-point attempts. They were 4-of-10 (40%) from the free-throw line. Brant had eight rebounds in the game. Paulding’s Farr had 19 points and nine rebounds, narrowly missing a doubledouble. The Panthers were 15-of-37 from the field for 40 percent, including 3-of10 (30%) from 3-point land. They made 7-of-17 free throws, a 41-percent clip. Despite Farr, Lincolnview won the rebounding battle 34-21 and turnovers 17-19. With the win, Lincolnview goes to 4-11 overall and 1-6 in the NWC. Paulding falls to 4-13 and 2-5. The Lady Lancer junior varsity also won 40-33.
LINCOLNVIEW (52): Abbi Alvarez 0-0-0, Kaylee Thatcher 4-0-8, Claire Dye 2-0-4, Katie Dye 4-3-11, Audrey Bowen 1-0-2, Carley Springer 3-0-6, Morgan Peel 4-0-8, Kaitlyn Brant 6-113. Totals 24-4-52. PAULDING (40): Edwards 2-0-4, Shuherk 0-0-0, Haley Clellan 3-0-9, Owens 0-0-0, Hammon 0-0-0, Ashley Myers 1-6-8, Jessica Farr 9-1-19. Totals 15-7-40. Score by Quarters: Lincolnview 12 24 8 8 - 52 Paulding 4 12 19 5 - 40 Three-point goals: Lincolnview 0; Paulding 3 (Clellan 3).

of play. They have a wide variety of weapons that they can choose from; they can go inside to their post players or kick it outside where they ELIDA — The have several players Bath Wildkittens and that can hit the jump Elida Lady ’Dawgs shots. renewed old acquainThe ’Kittens had tances on the Union four different players in Bank Court of the double digits Thursday Elida Fieldhouse night, including Alyssa Thursday. The Brandon and Liz Brock Wildkittens got off with 12, Emily Ruhe quickly against their with 11 and Jessica Western Buckeye Johns with 10 points. League archrivals and The Bulldogs had a Saddler went on to a 73-37 very hard time trying victory. to defend the high-powered Bath didn’t waste any time offense of the Wildcats. They getting out on the right foot came out trying zone the in the first half as they shot Wildcats with a 1-2-2 look. 19-for-31 and were red-hot The Wildcats attacked the from behind the arc to get Bulldogs and made them get out to a 47-18 lead going into out of the zone very quickly intermission. as they knocked down shots They didn’t slow down beyond the arc. The Bulldogs from there as they came out came out in the third quarter of the locker room and didn’t and played the Wildcats very miss a beat from the first tough and split the quarter half as the big second half with a 13-13 score. propelled them on to their Leading the way for the 36-point rout. Bulldogs was Amber Saddler The Wildcats shot 63 per- with 11 points on the night, cent from the field in the first while Kayla Smith added six half of play (29-of-47 overall, points for the home team. including 11-of-19 3-pointThe Bulldogs, down 60-29, ers) and really set the tone of couldn’t make any progress in the contest early on as they the fourth and final quarter as started to get into a groove the Wildcats outscored the By Drew Bittner Times Bulletin Correspondent sports@timesbulletin.com

Wildkittens roll past Bulldogs in WBL play
By AUSTIN CLARKSON The Delphos Herald austinclarkson_24@ hotmail.com home team 13-8 in the final eight minutes of the contest. Elida coach Deb Stetler thought that her girls played very hard; however, Bath was just too much for them: “Bath is a very good team and once they get on a roll, it’s very hard to stop them. I give our kids credit, though; just like they have all year, they never give up and they keep playing hard the entire game.” Elida canned 17-of-45 shots (1-of-6 downtown) and 2-of-5 free throws (4-of-8 for the Wildkittens). Wildkitten coach Greg Mauk felt that his team played very well in the first half and sort of just paced themselves for the final half: “I thought that the first half we played very good, while the second half was just all right. We tried to mix up the lineup a little bit tonight with Liz coming off the bench and she responded very well with 12 points. We think that we have eight kids that can shoot the 3-ball and we took advantage of the 1-2-2 zone they were playing in the first half and hit some shots.” With the win the Wildcats move to 13-3 on the year and 6-1 in the WBL. On the flip side, the Bulldogs fall to 3-13 and 1-6 in the WBL. Elida

is scheduled to host Celina Thursday.
VARSITY BATH (73) Jessica Johns 4-0-10, Audrey Brandon 1-3-5, Jenna Hollar 1-0-3, Liz Brock 5-0-12, Katie Dackin 2-05, Emily Mauk 2-0-4, Emily Ruhe 5-0-11, Taylor Dackin 2-0-6, Kaitlyn Singhaus 2-1-5, Alyssa Brandon 5-012, B. Clark 0-0-0, M. Clark 0-0-0, S. Lutterbein 0-0-0. Totals 29-4-73. ELIDA (37) Lindsay Peters 2-0-5, Kaylin Duffy 2-0-4, Julie Stirn 0-1-1, Kayla Smith 3-0-6, Kelsey Smith 1-0-2, Bo Kim 2-0-4, Amber Saddler 5-1-11, Kerstein Shurelds 2-0-4, Carly Stetler 0-0-0, Torie McAdams 0-0-0, Ericka Smith 0-0-0, Bridget Sevitz 0-0-0, Osha Owens 0-0-0, Totals 17-2-37. Score By Quarters Bath 20 27 13 13 – 73 Elida 6 12 11 8 – 37 Rebounds: Bath 21/6 off. (Brock, Ruhe, E. Mauk 3), Elida 25/12 off. (Saddler 9). Assists: Bath 15 (Ruhe, E. Mauk 4), Elida 10 (Ke. Smith 5). Steals: Bath 11 (Johns, T. Dackin 3), Elida 5 (Duffy 2). Turnovers: Bath 14, Elida 20. Fouls: Bath 14, Elida 10. Three-point goals: Bath, Johns 2, Al. Brandon 2, Brock 2, T. Dackin 2, Hollar, K. Dackin, Ruhe; Elida, Peters ---JUNIOR VARSITY BATH (55) Hunter 1-0-2, Hollar 2-1-6, Sates 0-2-2, Johnson 0-0-0, Clark 4-0-11, Herr 1-0-3, Kimble 1-1-3, Dackin 3-411, Lutterbein 1-0-2, Singhaus 4-2-10, Brandon 1-3-5. Totals 18-13-55. ELIDA (26) L. Moyer 1-0-3, A. Lowry 1-3-5, K. Downton 1-1-3, C. Slusher 3-0-6, L. Nolan 0-1-1, E. Smith 1-0-2, T. McAdams 1-0-2, E. Keil 1-2-4. Totals 9-7-26. Score By Quarters: Bath 19 2 24 10 - 55 Elida 4 10 1 11 - 26 Three-point goals: Bath, Clark 3, Hollar, Herr, Dackin; Elida, Moyer.

VARSITY LIMA CENTRAL CATHOLIC (65) Sharika Watson 0-0-0, Shayna Niese 0-0-0, Whitney Hall 0-0-0, Kelly Ahman 4-1-10, Ariel McDuffie 1-0-2, Tylyn Taylor 6-0-16, Madison George 4-0-9, Lexi Kingsbery 2-1-5, Stacia Allen 7-3-21, Meredith Shepherd 0-0-0, Janeece West 1-0-2. Totals 25-5-65. SPENCERVILLE (47) Claire McConnell 0-0-0, Brittany Kill 3-0-8, Cortney Miller 2-4-8, Mackenzie Miller 2-1-7, Jenn Post 1-2-4, Alyssa Mulholland 5-0-11, Abby Freewalt 4-19. Totals 17-8-47. Score by Quarters: Lima CC 17 10 25 13 - 65 Spencerville 10 16 11 10 - 47 Three-point goals: Lima Central Catholic, Allen 4, Taylor 4, Ahman, George; Spencerville, M. Miller 2, Kill 2, Mulholland. -----JUNIOR VARSITY LIMA CENTRAL CATHOLIC (39) Mikaela Brown 1-0-2, Shannon Altenbach 0-0-0, Shanna Farler 3-0-6, Molly Clements 1-1-3, Elizabeth Kidd 4-0-11, Sydney Mohler 6-0-12, Cienna Gandy 0-0-0, Meredith 1-0-3, Elizabeth Goedde 1-0-2. Totals 17-1-39. SPENCERVILLE (11) Jenna Kahle 0-0-0, Caitlin Wurst 0-0-0, Tricia Riley 0-1-1, Andrea Lee 0-0-0, Tori Hardesty 0-0-0, Tori Johnson 0-0-0, Jennifer Post 4-0-8, Rachael Kahle 1-0-2. Totals 5-1-11. Score by Quarters: Lima CC 6 14 8 11 - 39 Spencerville 4 0 6 1 – 11 Three-point goals: Lima Central Catholic, Kidd 3, Shepherd; Spencerville, none.

Cougars play to the last whistle but fall to Wapak 38-33
WAPAKONETA – Despite an extended basketball layoff due to the recent winter weather, the Van Wert Lady Cougars came out on Thursday and put together a determined and solid effort on the court at Wapakoneta. Unfortunately for the Lady Cougs, the effort came up just short as Wapakoneta defended its home court and fended off the pesky and scrappy Van Wert squad 38-33 in Western Buckeye League girls hardwood action. “Our effort was definitely there – especially since we haven’t touched a ball in three days,” said Van Wert head coach Destri Long following the contest. “We can’t fault their effort. That is what we told them. Some things didn’t go our way and [Wapakoneta] just had more points than us basically. The girls left it all out on the court and they played hard tonight.” That effort was evident from the beginning of the game as the Lady Cougars jumped out to an early advantage. Alex Morrow knocked down the game’s first bucket on the opening possession and she, along with Molly Gamble, paced Van Wert out to an early 8-5 advantage with just under two minutes left in the first quarter. Wapakoneta responded with five straight points over the next minute – on a 2-pointer by Courtney Knippen and a trey by Emma Sawmiller – to take a 10-8 lead but Morrow sank a freebie to make it a 10-9 contest after one. Van Wert struggled in the second quarter, failing to connect on a field goal for much of the stanza. Meanwhile, the Lady Redskins put together an efficient quarter on their end. Led by five points from Ashley Knippen, Wapak scored 12 points in the period and jumped out to a 22-16 lead at halftime. Only five free throws from Morrow (10 points in the first half) kept Van Wert close and the Lady Cougs got an offensive rebound and putback from Claire Butler with just under five seconds to go to make it a 6-point game at the break. Showing a fight and grit that hasn’t always been on display this year, the Lady Cougs emerged from halftime with a fire. Ashley Mohr dropped the first four points of the third quarter to pull Van Wert within two (22-20) and Morrow followed that up with a bucket of their own at the 4:30 mark to tie the contest at 22-22. The teams went back and forth over the next four

minutes and Wapak emerged with a 26-25 advantage as the tide of the game turned. At that point – with just under 1:30 left in the third quarter – Morrow would pick up her third foul and be forced to watch the rest of the stanza from the bench. The junior post player for Van Wert had 14 points when she picked up that foul and was clearly the difference-maker on the night for the Lady Cougars, especially with Wapak’s 6-4 Morgan Quellhorst in street clothes on the bench. Morrow wouldn’t score again in the contest. Wapak capitalized on the opening and extended their lead to 30-25 at the end of the third quarter. After Morrow picked up her fourth foul with less than a minute elapsed in the fourth quarter, the Lady Redskins extended that lead
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Jefferson versus Allen East Jefferson boys basketball coach Marc Smith has one thing he is looking for from his Wildcat team from here on out: consistency. The first chance to find that elusive quality is tonight as they face Allen East is a Midwest Athletic Conference rumble on “The Stage” of Jefferson Middle School. The Wildcats enter at 7-7 (2-3 NWC) while the Mustangs are 2-13 (0-5 NWC) for the 6 p.m. game (junior varsity start). “I know they are struggling this year but we can’t afford to take anyone for granted; they were within four of Crestview last week entering the fourth period. That makes them dangerous because of the ‘what if’ factor; we don’t want them to put it all together (tonight),” Smith noted. “What impresses me is how hard those kids continue to play, despite their struggles. Coach (Rick) Sherrick has done a nice job in that. In our scouting report, we have marked four guys that are capable of filling it up from 3; they just haven’t done it all at the same time this season. We don’t want that to be this week. Casey Rex is a big, strong, physical post player and anyone like that is a worry for us this season because of our lack of size. He is also capable of stepping out more to the perimeter. They also have a point guard in Richardson who is a good athlete and can get into the paint; that is always a concern for your defense, someone who can do that. As well, they have another player — Howard — and they will run plays for all three. Their offense is pretty simple: a lot of cross screens and down screens. “Defensively, coach

Injury fill-ins keep Super Bowl teams patched up
By JAIME ARON The Associated Press to guys like Ted Thompson for picking the right dudes,” right guard Daryn Colledge said. “When teams get in an injury situation, a lot of them go hunting, they try to find guys on the market who are available. Our team doesn’t have to do that much. We have a lot of guys in-house who can get it done.” Thompson deflected any credit. “It says something of the character of the leaders on our team,” Thompson said. “They took these guys in. They knew they needed help. They put their arms around them and said, ‘OK, let’s go. Help us out.’ The resolve of this team has been very special.” Told that the players credited the front office, Thompson smiled and replied, “Maybe that’s the teamwork we’re looking for.” Thompson wouldn’t say which fill-in most exceeded his expectations because he didn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. “It’s like my dad says, ‘Some of those guys don’t know they’re not supposed to be good’,” Thompson added. “They don’t. They’re just playing. They’re doing the best they can and our coaches are doing a good job of putting them in a spot to be successful.” Look at the linebacker vacancies. Nick Barnett started in the middle and Brad Jones was the outside guy opposite Clay Matthews. Then Barnett and Jones went down. Desmond Bishop replaced Barnett and Jones’ spot went to Frank Zombo, an undrafted rookie from Central Michigan. In need of more depth, the Packers called Walden, a 25-year-old journeyman. A sixth-round pick by Dallas in 2008, the Cowboys cut him before the season. He played a little for Kansas City, was cut again and wound up in Miami. He played 11 games for the Dolphins last season and two this season. They got rid of him and he was out of work for about a month before signing with Green Bay on Oct. 27. “I knew I’d get a call sooner or later from some team,” Walden said. “I was getting a lot of workouts. In due time, I figured I would be somewhere.” In December, Zombo went down. Walden got the first two starts of his career, followed by three more in the playoffs. However, he sprained an ankle in the NFC championship game. He practiced Wednesday but was held out Thursday because of lingering soreness. Zombo took

Sherrick has been known for his team’s tough man-to-man over the years. This year, they have incorporated some 2-3 and 3-2 zones, as well as a 1-2-2 3/4-court look.” The Wildcats have used a rotation of five seniors: Ryan Ebbeskotte (15.4 points, 5.4 boards, 4.7 assists, 2.7 steals per game), Logan B o n i f a s (10.4 markers, 7.9 caroms), Mitchell Antalis (6.6 markers, 6.2 boards), Nick Cook (4.5 points, 2.6 boards) and Zac Lumpkins (.8 counters); juniors Nick Dunlap (5.6) and Shayn Klinger (.4); and freshman Austin Jettinghoff (1.5), with the possible addition of fellow frosh Ross Thompson (.9). The offense averages 45.8 points and the defense yields 50.2. They are outrebounded an average of 28.3-30.3 but average fewer turnovers (13.3) than their foes (13.9). “We’re simply trying to be more consistent game to game. For example, when we are good offensively, we are very good; however, the next night, we aren’t so good,” Smith continued. “We have to be ready to play every night because we are playing a difficult schedule; we wanted to get ourselves ready for the tournament, which is why we toughened our schedule up. “Offensively, we just aren’t sure where the points will come from on any given night and we’d like to find that consistency from each player night in and night out. Defense has never been the problem because of our effort; we just need to create some turnovers on that end so we can get into our preferred transition game. That helps our offense a lot. It’s in us; we have shown it; and our kids

keep working at it. Our goal is to get there by tournament time and make opponents not want to play us. “The problem this week is a lack of practice due to the weather; I am not sure Allen East had that same problem. You’re not sure what you will get when you have your preparation time shrunk from a week to a day or two. We’ll just deal with it.” Last week was a typical one for the Wildcats: a 6-point defeat of archrival Spencerville and then a 6-point loss at Arlington. “It’s amazing how much a difference makes when you make shots early, like Friday. Our leading scorer, Ryan, scored eight but we got 19 out of Logan and 16 each out of Mitchell and Nick (Cook); you’re having a good night when you have that happening,” Smith added. “We had a good night. “Unfortunately, we didn’t carry that over Saturday night. We talked all day and on the ride over about putting Friday night behind us; it may have been a big win over an archrival and a league game but Arlington didn’t care. We talked and talked about getting off to a good start and then came out flat. Despite how much we struggled, we still had a chance to get another win over a good opponent. It’s part of the maturity process and we’re not discouraged; I’d just like to see us break out of this 2-steps forward, 1-step back rut.” ----St. John’s versus New Bremen Two struggling teams looking for better things ahead as the season nears an end meet up tonight at Robert A. Arnzen Gymnasium as St. John’s (4-10, 3-2 Midwest Athletic Conference) and New Bremen (4-9, 2-3 MAC) are

set to square off. A moment of silence will be observed in honor of longtime Blue Jay boys basketball coach Bob Arnzen, who died Wednesday. As well, some kind of memorial will be worn by Blue Jay players. St. John’s coach Aaron Elwer knows that his team must be ready if they are to get on that coveted late-season run. “It’s the same New Bremen stuff that coach (Mike) Ernst has run for years. He had resigned after last season but they couldn’t find a teaching spot for another coach to come in; they asked him to come back and he said yes,” Elwer noted. “The one thing different is that they don’t have nearly the size, depth or experience they had last year; they lost a very talented senior class. They lost three kids 6-7 or taller and a number of other key players; the only size they really have is Troy Williams at 6-6. They rely a lot on him in the post and I am sure they will feed it to him as much as they can. They also rely a lot on their point guard, Aaron Clune; they depend on him on both ends of the floor. “They run the flex offense but with a lot of options and reads; he gives their players a lot of freedom to see what the defense is doing. Defensively, they have switched between a man-to-man and a 2-3 zone pretty well. They beat Marion Local last Friday with man-toman. We haven’t seen a lot of full-court stuff on either end. They aren’t as deep as they were last year, so coach Ernst isn’t trying to run like he did last year.” The Blue Jays have been using a rotation of seven seniors: Alex Recker, Derek

Klaus, Tyler Bergfeld, A.J. Klausing, Scott Klausing, Jordan Leininger and Austin Vogt; juniors Alex Clark, Ryan Densel and Ben Warnecke; and sophomore Curtis Geise. “New Bremen has won three of their last four games and been playing very well as of late as their young kids gained experience. For us, we need to get off to a quick start and sustain it,” Elwer said. “We have to play with great energy and maintain it over 32 minutes. We haven’t always done that. “Our biggest key tonight is to make it as difficult as possible for them to get the ball inside to Williams and when they do, we have to do a good job defending the post.” The Jays broke a 5-game losing streak by beating Spencerville by eight Saturday after losing by six to Versailles the night before. “We played with a lot of enthusiasm Saturday night. We kept it up; that was key,” Elwer added. “We got off to a quick start and never let up. That’s been missing. In our previous five games, we might have had a lead early but we never really had a lead for long. We’d fall behind and were forced to play catchup most of the game; in doing so, we used up a lot of energy trying to come back. Once we did, we might not have had enough left to keep and extend the lead. “We had too many key turnovers — we didn’t necessarily have a lot of them overall but they always seemed to come at the wrong time — or we couldn’t get a key rebound or defensive stop. We did that Saturday. My hope is that we can build on that; we had something positive finally go our way.” Tonight’s tipoff is 6:30 p.m. With the junior varsity contest.

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DALLAS — Coming out of college two years ago, Ramon Foster wasn’t good enough to be drafted by an NFL team. Around the middle of this season, Erik Walden wasn’t good enough to be on the roster of an NFL team. On Sunday, both will be starters in the Super Bowl. Injuries gave each a chance to show what they could do this season and both have helped keep their teams humming along. They’re hardly alone. Walden is among six starters on the Green Bay Packers who got their job as in-season injury replacements. Foster is among three such guys on the Pittsburgh Steelers, although it will probably be four since Doug Legursky likely will replace Maurkice Pouncey at center. All told, nearly one-fourth of all Super Bowl starters will be fill-ins, which proves something else about these teams. They weren’t just the best in their conferences, they also were the best at the game within the game of pro football — weathering the injuries that are inevitable in such a violent sport. “The NFL is the NFL. It’s not supposed to be easy and it hasn’t been easy,” Packers’ general manager Ted Thompson said. Here’s how difficult it was: placed on injured reserve were starters at running back, tight end, right tackle, a safety and a pair of linebackers. A total of 16 players were on injured reserve. What had been a promising season turned shaky. Green Bay made the playoffs as a sixth seed but now they are the oddsmakers’ pick to win the Super Bowl. “I think a lot of credit goes

his place on the first team and is healthy enough to play Sunday if needed. Maybe it’s only fitting that an injury fill-in would be hurt, making a starter again out of another injury fill-in — a guy who went to training camp just hoping to make the practice squad and wound up a starter a few weeks into the season.

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(Continued from page 6) by a point over the next three minutes of play. They led 34-28 with just under four minutes left. The contest basically was wrapped up at that point; Wapak canned all but one of their free throws down the stretch and came away with the 38-33 victory despite four quick points by Mohr in the last 30 seconds. Despite the loss, though, Long wasn’t disappointed with the effort her Lady Cougs put forth. “We have a lot of things that we can take away from this game and move forward with,” said Long. “I don’t feel like we stepped back at all. I think they played well and we are proud of them.” Van Wert is now 4-12 on the year and 1-6 in the WBL. Wapak is 9-7 and 4-3 in the league.

Morrow’s 14 points led all scorers and she also added eight boards and six blocks. Mohr had nine points in the game. Toni Acquaviva was out for the Cougars due to injury. For Wapak, Courtney Knippen had eight points to pace the team. Next up for Van Wert is a schedule non-league contest Tuesday at home versus Lima Senior.
VAN WERT (33) Brooke Keber 0-0-0, Livia Butler 0-0-0, Alex Morrow 3-8-14, Ashley Mohr 3-2-9, Molly Gamble 2-2-6, Kaitlyn Hall 0-0-0, Doidge 1-0-2, Claire Butler 1-02, Dowdy 0-0-0. Totals 10-12-33. WAPAKONETA (38) Hume 0-0-0, Brown 1-0-3, Ashley Knippen 1-5-7, Courtney Knippen 3-28, Amy Snider 3-0-7, SEmma awmiller 2-2-7, Sara Warner 1-0-2, Tasha Helmstetter 1-2-4. Totals 12-11-38. Score by Quarters: Van Wert 9 7 9 8 - 33 Wapakoneta 10 12 8 8 - 38 Three-point goals: Van Wert 1 (Mohr); Wapakoneta 3 (Brown, Sawmiller, Snider).

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By Bernice Bede Osol
Saturday, Feb. 5, 2010 The year ahead could be an especially good one for putting your artistic, literary or musical talents to constructive uses. That market for your expression of the gifts you possess may be able to be found. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) - That nose of your for sniffing out a bargain for something you want is apt to be much sharper than usual today. If there is a high-ticketed item you need, now may be the time to go shopping for it. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) - For reasons known only to you, it will be important for you to operate as freely and independently as you possible can. Avoid getting involved with anything that could restrict your mobility. ARIES (March 21-April 19) - Those compassionate urges of yours will be easily aroused today by most anybody who needs help. That includes everybody you know and even some strangers. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) - You might not be easy to read at first, but when you open up it is easy for others to feel the warm and gracious vibes you give out. Once the world sees you as a pal, friendship is offered. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Something that proved to be too much to handle yesterday is apt to be a piece of cake. What you previously saw as obstacles and impediments will now look like stepping-stones. CANCER (June 21-July 22) - Anything that allows you to use your artistic and creative faculties will be what you’ll thoroughly enjoy engaging in today. Use your talents and gifts to help make your day. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) - Pay heed to your intuitive instincts, even in business matters and with things your logic dictates you to do otherwise. Your hunches could be much smarter than your brain. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Someone who is near and dear to you might not be able to be reached through pragmatic means, but approaching this person with tenderness might work. Use emotions, not logic. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Because you’ll take such pride in whatever it is you are doing today, it won’t be necessary for anybody to look over your shoulder to keep tabs on your work. You’ll do a great job. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) - There is nothing wrong with being in love with love, so if that is how you feel, let it out. There are a lot of empty spaces in this world that can be utilized by a romanticist. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) - Even if there are plenty of other work related or fun interests vying for your attention, give family matters top priority. There is nothing more important than those close to your heart. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) - You seem to be on everybody’s minds today. Both your computer and/or cell phone could be extremely busy with so many of your friends and family trying to reach you.
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Dear Annie: Our children brought up to do so, but I gave my husband and me seldom receive any acknowla surprise anniversary party. edgement of my donations They invited friends we from the family. -- Jay Dear Jay: Yes, the family had not seen in many years, including “Frank and Mary.” should also acknowledge any Frank and I were always kindness, including a donagood friends. We even had tion. We are pleased that you a minor crush on each other, do so, but not everyone is although neither of us did aware of this obligation. Dear Annie: I had to anything about it. After the add my two cents party, Frank and I to the responses to exchanged e-mail “Crowded by the addresses and cell Ex,” who resented phone numbers her husband’s exand have kept in wife. touch. I have not My parents mentioned this divorced when my to my husband sister and I were because he tends toddlers. Both of to be quite jealous them married othand I didn’t want ers. My mother and him to overreact. stepfather made a Here’s the problem, Annie: Frank Annie’s Mailbox loving home for us. They took us has asked me on a lunch date, saying it would to Chicago to see shows, be nice for us to get together museums, etc. They also and talk about old times. I took us to see our dad on think it would be OK. I don’t the weekends. At Dad’s, intend to do it a second time, we played in the park, rode and we’re not meeting where bikes, tossed a football, saw we could be seen by someone a Cubs game and more. Dad who knows us. We’re sure was always welcome at our our spouses will never find house for birthdays and holidays, and my mother and out. I know my husband would stepfather were welcome not approve of this, and to be in his. Mom and I have perfectly honest, if the situa- spent Thanksgiving with tion were reversed, I would my father and stepmother, be furious. I feel flattered that and Dad and his wife have Frank has asked me. I don’t spent Christmas at Mom’s think it will do any harm, and house. I had two dads for I have no intention of letting Father’s Day and two moms for Mother’s Day. it escalate. When my stepfather Does this seem sneaky? I see it as quite innocent. I passed away, my stepmother love my husband and don’t and Dad were the first to give intend to jeopardize our mar- their condolences. People riage. The last thing I want can get along after a divorce. to do is hurt him or ruin There does not have to be the trust he has had in me bitterness and anger. -- A all these years. Am I acting Lucky Girl in the Midwest Dear Lucky: Your parlike an infatuated teenager? ents were wise enough to put -- Mixed Emotions Dear Mixed: Yes. You their children first. We wish admit that you would be furi- all divorced parents did the ous if your husband did the same. same thing. No matter how innocent, it would undermine your trust, and you would never be sure he wasn’t interested in an affair. Be honest with yourself. You and Frank are flirting. We know it’s exciting, but you also are vulnerable to his attention, and there are no guarantees your husband won’t find out. The correspondence is enough of a risk, and if this were truly innocent, your spouses would know about it. You are asking for trouble with a capital T. Dear Annie: When families of a deceased person request that in lieu of flowers a contribution be made to a specific charity, the charity usually sends a notification of the contribution to the family and an acknowledgement to the donor. Should the family of the deceased also send a thankyou note to the donor? I was

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CARLA K. JOHNSON The Associated Press CHICAGO — A couple on Medicare got a rebate check to help with prescription drug costs. A Chicago man with diabetes got health insurance through a new government program. And a Philadelphia businessman is hoping his company will qualify for a tax credit. At a critical time for the nation’s new health care legislation, The Associated Press revisited several Americans who first shared their health stories a year ago. Reporters asked: How has the law affected their lives, and how do they see the health care debate now roiling Washington? Here are the cases of five Americans, a year later: Name: Glenn Nishimura Home: Little Rock, Ark. Age: 61 Employment: Consultant to nonprofit groups. Household income: $55,000, including wife’s earnings. Coverage: Uninsured since COBRA coverage from a previous job expired in May of 2009. Nishimura, a self-employed consultant, has been without health coverage for almost two years. A provision in the national health care law gave his state $46 million to insure people like him who’ve been denied coverage because of pre-existing conditions. He has high blood pressure and high blood sugar levels. Nishimura considered the state program’s coverage, but it was too expensive, he said. He would have paid $7,500 a year in premiums and there was a $1,000 deductible, meaning he would have had to pay the first $1,000 out of his own pocket before benefits kicked in. “It’s just not affordable,” he said. “It didn’t suit my circumstance. I’m happy about the health law and I’m sure it’s doing great things for some people, but it didn’t fit me.” Nishimura is generally healthy and has low health care costs. He’s not yet old enough for Medicare. He’d like to buy catastrophic coverage that would protect him from going bankrupt if he had a serious illness or accident. “My view is that there are a wide range of health situations out here,” he said. “The health reform bill immediately addresses those that are sick now and need coverage now.” He has no problem with that. “As more features of the legislation kick in and we look to improve the bill, maybe we’ll get around to designing more health care alternatives that are affordable and give folks the flexibility to make life choices without concerns about losing health insurance coverage or jeopardizing their financial security,” Nishimura said. Name: David W. Brown Home: Philadelphia Age: 48 Employment: General manager of WURD radio, president of BrownPartners, an advertising and marketing agency. He pays in $150,000 in annual wages. Household income: $100,000 including wife’s earnings. Coverage: Provides health, dental and vision coverage to employees of ad agency, but he and his wife get health coverage through his second job at the radio station. In the past two years, Brown had to lay off three of his seven employees and get a second job. He still provides health insurance as a benefit for the remaining employees at his ad agency. For his own family’s health insurance, he now relies on Philadelphia’s WURD radio, where he took a job as general manager. His daughters, ages 18 and 21, are on the family health plan, and will be able to stay on it if they need to through age 26 because of the Affordable Care Act. “That’s very helpful,” Brown said. He doesn’t know yet whether his business will qualify for a tax credit worth up to 35 percent of the company’s health insurance premium costs, but he hopes it will. His tax preparer is looking into it. A qualifying employer must pay average annual wages below $50,000 per employee, so his business may indeed qualify. Brown feels frustrated by the continued battle in Congress over the health law and worries that it will hurt “people who are vulnerable.” As a businessman, he’s looking for stability. “This kind of political wrangling doesn’t help us in business,” Brown said. “If you’re waiting to see if something will happen, you can’t plan.” Name: Robert Hansen Home: His pickup truck or a Seattle homeless shelter Deceased: At age 58 Employment: Vendor, Real Change street newspaper Household income: $12,000, including tips Coverage: Uninsured. Before he died, Hansen was making $12,000 a year selling Real Change, a street newspaper. His regular clients loved his bad jokes and cheerful nature. They may not have known that he was uninsured and found care in community clinics and emergency rooms. Or that he was worried about the tingling in his feet and the occasional purplish color of his hands and whether his symptoms could mean a serious health problem. Hansen died April 28, 2010. He recently had been hospitalized for internal bleeding. A homeless shelter had a bed for him, but Hansen “was an independent kind of guy,” said Tim Harris, executive director of Real Change, the nonprofit organization that publishes the newspaper of the same name. He died where he sometimes spent the night, in his pickup truck. Hansen, like most poor adults without young children, didn’t qualify for Medicaid, the statefederal program that helps low-income families with health care. The Affordable Care Act expands Medicaid to cover people like Hansen, but not until 2014. Would Medicaid have kept Hansen alive? That’s not clear, said Harris. “Whether he had Medicaid or not, he still would have received poor people’s health care,” Harris said. “It’s anybody’s guess whether things would have unfolded any differently. I’m afraid if he had Medicaid, the scenario would have been very similar.” Hansen had been a Real Change vendor for 15 years. His regular sidewalk sales spot became a shrine of flowers and written tributes in the days after his death. “People were standing there on the sidewalk where he used to sell his paper in tears,” Harris said. “It didn’t matter how terrible his circumstances were, he was somebody who just seemed thrilled to be alive.” Name: Carol McKenna Home: Pembroke Pines, Fla. Age: 69 Employment: Retired payroll coordinator Household income: About $39,000 from Social Security and some earnings by husband as mattress salesman. Coverage: Medicare Advantage policy administered by AvMed Health Plans. A year ago, McKenna said she had faith that the health overhaul would work out fine, even though some Republicans were telling seniors they had a lot to lose. McKenna has seen improvements in her Medicare Advantage plan that are unrelated to the new law. It now offers dental coverage, and drug costs are lower. She still takes part in a Silver Sneakers fitness program that’s a benefit of her plan. Winston Lonsdale, chief Medicare executive of AvMed, the nonprofit organization that administers McKenna’s plan, says the new health care law phases in cuts to Medicare Advantage and that’s a reason for concern. For now, AvMed has been able to improve benefits for members, despite the cuts on the horizon, he said. Nearly 1 in 4 seniors is covered by Medicare

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DEANNA BELLANDI and MICHAEL TARM Associated Press

CHICAGO — In a city known for punishing mayors for their handling of snowstorms, Mayor Richard Daley was careful not to step in front of the cameras until the main streets were clear. When he finally did Thursday, the mayor swiftly brushed aside any criticism of the city’s response to the monstrous blizzard that created a startling spectacle: hundreds of motorists stranded overnight on the city’s marquee thoroughfare. So far, few fingers were pointed at Daley, despite some inevitable second-guessing. Instead, in typically self-effacing Midwestern fashion, some of the very drivers who got stuck on Lake Shore Drive acknowledged it was their fault for using the lakefront roadway in the first place. Meanwhile, the storm left in its wake one final blow: a band of bitter cold spanning from New Mexico to the Great Lakes that kept roads slick and contributed to at least six new deaths in traffic accidents. Temperatures dropped into the single digits or lower, with wind chills that plunged nearly to minus 30 in some places. The system dumped more than 20 inches of snow on Chicago, making it the third-largest winter storm in the city’s history. Pressed about whether workers did their best, Daley responded, “Yes, they did. ... They did a very, very good job.” Many people retrieving their cars from tow lots Thursday said they felt no anger toward the city or Daley, who’s famous for his stern control of Chicago’s inner workings. “There’s not much you can do,” said Jarrod Leak, 32. “You’re at the mercy of mother nature. I think they did a great job. They got these cars off the road pretty fast. I cannot be thankful enough to the city of Chicago Fire Department.” Tracy Kepler, 42, didn’t hold any grudges either. “It’s Chicago. It’s a snowstorm,” Kepler said. “They did the best they could. They planned the best they could. They towed the cars for free.” With an annual average snowfall of nearly 40 inches, Chicago has always exuded confidence when it comes to clearing snow. It can draw on legions of more than 500 plows and 1,000 workers. OSKAR GARCIA Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) — Usher and Slash are heading to the Super Bowl. A person familiar with the plans for Sunday’s halftime show told The Associated Press that R&B star Usher and former Guns ‘N Roses guitarist Slash are slated to make surprise appearances. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday, because the musicians’ performances were not going to be announced. Usher and Slash are supposed to join the Black Eyed Peas, who are the main halftime act for Sunday’s NFL championship game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers at Cowboys Stadium. Slash has performed Guns ‘N Roses song “Sweet Child o’ Mine” on tour with the Black Eyed Peas; he also collaborated with Black Eyed Peas member Fergie on the song “Beautiful Dangerous” last year. Keith Urban and Maroon 5 will be performing during the pre-game festivities on Sunday. Christina Aguilera is set to sing the national anthem and Lea Michele of “Glee” will sing “America the Beautiful.” “Hopefully we will bring the heat because it’s cold as hell here in Dallas,” said Black Eyed Peas band member Taboo. The band spoke at a news conference in downtown Dallas on the third consecutive day of subfreezing temperatures during a rare cold spell that greeted the first Super Bowl week in North Texas. Taboo said the opportunity to provide entertainment for the NFL’s ultimate game is “a dream come true for us as football lovers.” Fellow band member, Fergie, said it was a “huge honor” to be picked as halftime performer. “Sunday football is a serious day in our homes,” said Fergie, who is a minority owner of the Miami Dolphins. “Super Bowl Sunday is the day that I can go all out — cheat — eat the seven-layer dip, all the Italian food and scream at everybody.” The six-time Grammy award-winning Black Eyed Peas have sold more than 28 million albums worldwide and are known for songs such as “Boom Boom Pow,” ‘’I Gotta Feeling” and “Imma Be.”

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The Associated Press Advertisers are rolling out celebrities, animals galore and old favorites to capture the attention of more than 100 million people expected to tune in for Super Bowl XLV on Sunday. A sampling of commercials people are bound to be talking about after the game: Best Buy: Odd couple Justin Bieber and Ozzy Osbourne will star in the electronics seller’s Super Bowl debut in the third quarter that promotes a new program where Best Buy will buy back electronics when customers decide to upgrade. The ad’s still under wraps, but pairing the teen idol and the prince of darkness certainly fires the imagination. Audi: One of at least nine automakers advertising during the Super Bowl, Audi’s ad during the first break after kickoff is targeted at younger buyers. It shows people escaping from a posh prison to illustrate the difference between “old luxury” and Audi. Careerbuilder.com: The mocking office chimps that show why viewers might want to look for a new job return in a thirdquarter ad. Godaddy.com: Promotes the .co alternative to the .com Web domain in an ad that shows celebrity fitness trainer Jillian Michaels and racecar driver Danica Patrick seemingly naked and directs viewers to its Web site to see the ending. Pepsi: PepsiCo teamed with Eminem on a first quarter stopmotion animated spot that uses a puppet with Eminem’s likeness to promote Lipton Brisk. Also has three ads each for its Pepsi MAX and Doritos, all created by fans. Snickers: Comedians Roseanne Barr and Richard Lewis star in a second-quarter ad. It’s an encore to last year’s hit commercial that saw Betty White take a vicious tackle on a football field. E-Trade: The online investing site brings back the popular talking babies it introduced in 2008 in a third-quarter ad. Anheuser-Busch: The brewer will promote an imported brand, Stella Artois, for the first time on the Super Bowl. That ad stars actor Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody as a 1960s jazz club singer. (If you’re looking forward to Bud Light’s legendary humor, it has three commercials coming, too, which it has teased on Facebook.) Skechers: Kim Kardashian “will break someone’s heart,” the shoe maker says, in an ad for toning shoes near the two-minute warning. Volkswagen: The automaker’s trademark whimsy permeates an ad in which a Darth Vader-costumed boy tries using The Force on household objects and his father’s Passat.

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Advantage, an alternative that pays insurance companies to run their own versions of the government program. The plans have cost more per patient than regular Medicare, which is the reason behind the cuts in the new law. McKenna’s husband, Morty McKenna, 79, falls in the coverage gap in Medicare’s prescription drug program — the “doughnut hole” — that the Affordable Care Act promises to close. That meant he received a $250 rebate check provided by the new law. “It paid for one month of his medications,” McKenna said. “We were home free for a month.” McKenna said she’s frustrated that some in Congress have used the health care law as “the scapegoat for everything.” “They are adults and they need to grow up and stop playing the games and actually listen to their constituents,” she said. “Instead of playing politics, listen to the people who put you there.” Name: David Zoltan Home: Chicago Age: 33 Employment: Student in retraining program for laid-off white-collar workers. Household income: $24,000 in unemployment benefits, stipend from retraining program. Coverage: Federally funded health plan for people with pre-existing conditions. Laid off from his sales job during the recession, David Zoltan also lost his health insurance, a dire situation for a diabetic. His health care became charity care from his doctors and assistance programs from several pharmaceutical companies. He had three emergency room visits when he ran out of insulin during the two years he was uninsured. The Affordable Care Act set aside $196 million for the state of Illinois to start a new health insurance program for people with preexisting conditions. Zoltan was one of the first to sign up. He lives frugally so he can pay the $250 a month for the program, which has a $2,000 deductible. “It’s life to me. I can get my medicine now,” he said. “I can stop worrying about what’s going to happen if I can’t get my medicine. I can concentrate on living a nice, long, healthy life instead of going day to day.” He’s getting back on his feet financially with help from a retraining program designed for laid off Chicago professionals. He’s learning to use social media, which he hopes to put to use in a career as a fund-raiser for arts organizations. His message for Congress? “Don’t take my Obamacare away because I need it.”

LAS VEGAS — The bankrupt son of a Las Vegas judge followed a crude holdup at a posh casino by racking up hundreds of thousands of dollars in gambling losses and spending a week like a high roller, but got caught after trying to hawk his stolen chips online to poker players, police said Thursday. An arrest report for the helmeted bandit, who ran out of the Bellagio hotel-casino with $1.5 million in chips during a gunpoint heist Dec. 14, said Anthony M. Carleo lost about $105,000 at the resort over the next month — including $73,000 on New Year’s Eve. He stayed at least one week at the resort in late January, enjoying meals, drinks and rooms furnished by the casino. “He likes to gamble,” Las Vegas police Lt. Ray Steiber said as he described for reporters how Carleo, 29, was nabbed late Wednesday on the same casino floor from where the chips came. Carleo wasn’t armed and offered no resistance when he was taken into custody. Police recovered $900,000 in chips of different types — the ones stolen ranged from $100 to $25,000 — and can account for $1.2 million, Steiber said. He said police were still looking for the black motorcycle they say Carleo used to make his pre-dawn getaway. Steiber wouldn’t say whether police still believe the same man robbed the Suncoast casino in northwest Las Vegas at gunpoint early Dec. 8, although police previously said the same person was suspected in both heists.

DALLAS — With thawing temperatures expected over the weekend, airlines are optimistic that out-of-town fans will get to icy Texas in time to see the Super Bowl. At least 1,250 flights to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport have been canceled this week, according to flighttracking service FlightAware. That’s second only to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. The bulk of the cancelations came Tuesday and Wednesday after an ice storm coated the region and was followed by temperatures in the teens. By Thursday, DFW was operating on a nearly normal schedule even though temperatures barely rose into the 20s. American Airlines and its regional affiliate, American Eagle, expect to fly more than 90 percent of their flights at the big hub. Some visitors missed events during the weeklong buildup to Sunday night’s game between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers. But for most fans heading to Dallas for the game, Thursday “was the first busy day and (today) will be the busiest,” said American Airlines spokesman Tim Smith. “If we were going to have an ice storm in Dallas for the Super Bowl, Tuesday and Wednesday is certainly better than today, Saturday and Sunday,” Smith said. Another storm approaching north Texas was expected to bring only a light dusting of snow, which is less troublesome than ice for airports and airlines. But if today’s weather proves worse than the forecast, it could leave fans watching the game at an airport bar — flights the rest of the week are booked solid, leaving no place to accommodate travelers from canceled trips.

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