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Thursday, February 24, 2011
Littleton caught in West Virginia
Fate of elderly couple unknown
PRINCETON, W.Va. — (AP) A manhunt ended as Samuel K. Littleton II was taken into custody late Wednesday morning by West Virginia State Police. Littleton sits in a West Virginia jail awaiting a court hearing today. He could waive extradition and be back in Ohio by this afternoon or he could challenge the extradition and stay in West Virginia for another 90 days. Investigators found what appeared to be “blood residue” in a Grand Marquis that Littleton was driving, said Bellefontaine Police Chief Brad Kunze during a press conference Wednesday afternoon in Bellefontaine. Littleton has been charged in the murder of Tiffany Brown, Bellefontaine, and is a suspect in the disappearance of the elderly Logan County couple who own the Grand Marquis. “We remain committed to bringing (Richard) and Gladis Russell home,” said Kunze, but he said police are concerned the Russells may not have survived. According to the West Virginia State Police, at approximately 11:46 a.m. Wednesday, members of the State Police along with the U.S. Marshal Service and the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department apprehended Littleton in a wooded area behind a Walmart store in Princeton, W.Va. Littleton was flushed out by a police helicopter and caught after a brief foot chase, Delphos, Ohio a wire report states. State police have said Littleton called a relative Tuesday from a Princetonarea pay phone but was gone by the time police arrived. Investigators told relatives of the Russells that there were possible signs of foul play involving the couple’s car. “They did not say it was anything specific,” Matthew Hall of Marysville, a greatnephew, said. “They did not go into any findings. That definitely raises the level of anxiety for us. It was disheartening.” Law enforcement nationwide searched for Littleton for almost a week. He was captured on the day that family and friends said goodbye to young mother Tiffany Brown during a funeral in Bellefontaine. Authorities say Littleton will be arraigned in West Virginia, likely before a federal magistrate, then the process will begin to have him extradited to Ohio. On Friday, a warrant for Littleton was issued in Bellefontaine Municipal Court charging him with felony counts of murder, felonious assault, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence. Bellefontaine police found the body of Brown, 26, “partially clad” and inflicted with multiple stab wounds, under scrap wood in the home of her mother, Deborah Neeley, and Littleton, in the basement in the early morning hours of Feb. 17, according to Kunze. Kunze confirmed the basement of Littleton’s home was the scene of the crime and that Brown’s remains likely had been there at least since See MURDER, page 2A
Meeting set at Memorial Hall
Dr. Wes Klir will host an informational meeting at 7:30 p.m. March 3 at Memorial Hall in Fort Jennings. Klir will outline plans to renovate the hall for the village’s upcoming bicentennial in 2012.
Putnam County Help Me Grow will be providing free screenings (hearing, development, speech, vision, behavioral and play skills) for infants, toddlers and preschoolers by appointment from 1-5 p.m. March 8 at the Educational Service Center. Call Ann or Marcie at 419-523-6059 or 1-877-738-1866 to schedule an appointment.
Free screenings set for youngsters
Student host families still needed
BY NANCY SPENCER firstname.lastname@example.org who are perhaps on the fence about having a German student stay with them to talk to former host families. Charlie and Sue Wilkin have hosted German students in the past. They said the relationships they forged continue. “We got a call Saturday from a student we hosted. We talked for about a half-hour,” Charlie Wilkin said. “You make life-long connections with these students and their families. One of our students came back and was in our daughter’s wedding.” Denman wants to ease fears that may arise in hosting a student. “I know people may want to host but are apprehensive,” Denman said. “Some are worried about the language barrier. That really doesn’t exist. These kids have been speaking English since the fifth grade. They may have a little trouble with slang but they speak English very well.” Other couples may be concerned because they no lon-
Cultural Exchange Student Coordinator Ginger Denman explains what hosting a German cultural exchange student would mean to prospective hosts Denny and Pam Hickey, center right, as former host parents Rick and Pam Hanser give support.
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DELPHOS — Three down, five to go. Cultural Exchange Student Coordinator Ginger Denman told former and prospective German student host families The Delphos Eagles she still needs to place five Lodge will host a Red students for an approximate Cross blood drive from 10 4-month stay beginning in a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. August. Denman would like Donors must be at to have host families in line by least 17 years old, weigh early May so German students at least 110 pounds can begin their paperwork for based on height and be visas. Host parents need to in good general health. write a letter of invitation to Red Cross donor card their prospective student. The or other ID required. Call 1-800-RED CROSS letter shows the young students will have a home when or go to redcrossblood. they arrive in the U.S. and will org to schedule a donabe used to obtain a visa. tion appointment. “The process takes a while so we’d like to have the families on board as early as possible so we can let the students’ families know,” Jefferson girls tourney Denman said. Ginger and Gene Denman info have hosted students for sevThe Jefferson girls eral years and urge couples basketball team will play Spencerville at approximately 8 p.m. Saturday (the second game) at Parkway There is no pre-sale of tickets for the sectional tournament game. Tickets at the gate are $6 for adult By STEVE McMORRAN and $4 for students. and KRISTEN GELINEAU The Associated Press TODAY Girls Basketball: CoryCHRISTCHURCH, New Rawson at Jefferson, 6 p.m. Zealand — Rescuers fanned out into unchecked areas of FRIDAY Boys Basketball (6 p.m.): New Zealand’s quake-devastated city today looking for Jefferson at Crestview any remaining life in the rub(NWC); Leipsic at Fort ble, as the death toll rose to 98 Jennings (PCL); Ottoville at with “grave fears” that many Wayne Trace; Spencerville of the 226 missing are dead. at Ada (NWC); Lincolnview “Rescue team! Rescue at Bluffton (NWC); Elida at team!” a visiting firefighter Wapakoneta (WBL); LCC from Australia called out as at Columbus Grove (NWC); his team went through an Van Wert at Shawnee office building apparently (WBL); St. John’s at abandoned during Tuesday’s Coldwater (MAC), 6:30 p.m.; disaster in Christchurch. There Fairview at Kalida, 6:30 p.m. was no response. Police said up to 120 Wrestling: Districts bodies may still lie trapped at Kettering Fairmont/ in the tangled concrete and Marion Harding, 4 p.m. steel that was the Canterbury Co-Ed Bowling: Boys Television or CTV building, District Tournament where dozens of students at Rossford, 5 p.m. from Japan, Thailand, China and other Asian countries were believed buried when Forecast an English-language school collapsed along with other Freezing rain offices. Twenty-three bodies tonight with were pulled from the build3-5 inches ing today, but not immediately of snow. identified. More snow “The longer I don’t know Friday; 5-7 what happened, the longer inches total. See page 2A. my agony becomes,” said Rolando Cabunilas, 34, a steel Index worker from the Philippines Obituaries 2A whose wife, Ivy Jane, 33, was State/Local 3A on her second day of class at the school when the quake Politics 4A struck. She hasn’t been heard Community 5A from since. Sports 6-7A “I can’t describe it — it’s Farm 7A pain, anger, all emotions,” he World briefs 8A said. Officials appealed to Classifieds 1B Television 4B families of the missing to be patient, saying the agony could be worse if they rushed the identifications and came to wrong conclusions.
Eagles to host blood drive
NZ earthquake toll at 98 dead, 226 missing
ger have their own children at home. Denman said those couples can make the best host parents. “Many of our past host families have already raised their children. You really just need to treat these kids as you would your own,” she said. “They just need caring families who are willing to open their homes and hearts.” Students will arrive in early August and return to Germany in early December. A group trip to Cedar Point and Chicago are held when the students arrive and the Denmans host a picnic right before school starts at the end of August. Host parents need only to offer room and board. Students have their own spending money for eating out, shopping, etc. Contact the Denmans at 419-695-1502 for questions or to host a student. See students’ letters to host families in Saturday’s E-edition at delphosherald. com.
The official death toll from the 6.3-magnitude temblor stood at 98, police Superintendent Dave Cliff said. An additional 226 people were listed as missing, and Prime Minister John Key said there were “grave fears” that many of them did not survive. Among the confirmed dead were two infant boys, one 9 months old, the other 5 months, Cliff said. He did not give details of their deaths. Two days after the quake and with no one pulled alive from the wreckage for more than 24 hours, the focus was shifting away from possible rescues toward the recovery of bodies and securing the uncertain number of buildings left dangerously wobbly. Authorities also struggled to restore power, reliable phones and water — Mayor Bob Parker warned residents to assume that tap water is contaminated and boil it before drinking it or cooking with it. People were streaming out of the city to stay with friends or relatives. The Civil Defense Ministry said about 1,000 had used special flights sending people to other cities. Hundreds of foreign specialists — from the U.S., Britain, Japan, Singapore and Taiwan — arrived to bolster local police and soldiers and allow teams to broaden their search to smaller buildings not yet checked. Teams dressed in blue coveralls and orange helmets and with sniffer dogs moved along city streets lined with oneand two-story office buildings, small stores, restaurants and cafes. The brick facades of some had fallen onto sidewalks, and car after car parked at the curb lay crushed under heavy steel awnings.
St. John’s Preschool holds open house
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Above: Madeline Hoehn, 2, left, and Ava Hershey pretend to cook at St. John’s Preschool Wednesday evening during an open house. Teachers were on hand to answer questions for parents while children were allowed to explore the classrooms. Below: Luke Hoffman, 3, hammers on a board while his parents learn more about the school.
2A – The Herald
Thursday, February 24, 2011
For The Record
High temperature Wednesday in Delphos was 32 degrees, low was 19. Precipitation was recorded at .10 inch. High a year ago today was 30, low was 18. Record high for today is 64, set in 1930. Record low is -2, set in 2003. WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county Associated Press
Ann Marie Suever
TONIGHT: Rain and snow in the evening. Freezing rain and rain after midnight. Snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches. A trace of ice accumulation. Breezy with lows in the upper 20s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation 100 percent. FRIDAY: Cloudy. Snow in the morning. Areas of blowing snow. Total snow accumulation of 5 to 7 inches. Brisk with highs in the lower 30s. North winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Chance of snow 90 percent. FRIDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Lows 15 to 20. North winds 5 to 10 mph and northeast after midnight. EXTENDED FORECAST SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 30s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 30 percent. SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of snow. Lows in the mid 20s. SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 40s. Chance of rain 30 percent. SUNDAY NIGHT, MONDAY: Cloudy with rain likely. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper 40s. Chance of rain 60 percent. MONDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow in the evening. Lows in the lower 20s. Chance of precipitation 40 percent. T U E S D A Y , WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s. Lows in the lower 20s.
Ann Marie Suever entered eternal life on Feb. 22, 2011. Ann is survived by her husband of 58 years, Dick; eight children; 20 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Judy Grothouse and Jane Fischer of Delphos; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ann was preceded in death by two sons, Paul Andrew and Robert Andrew; and her parents, Blanche and Bernard Reddington. With her incredible ability to remember all the best things about those she knew, her grandchildren were especially dear to her. The Funeral Mass will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, the Reverend Richard Tibbets officiating. Visitation will be from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, followed by a prayer service at 8 p.m. In keeping with her generous spirit, the family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the St. Martin de Porres Ministry c/o Holy Cross Catholic Church, Atlanta, GA 30341. Fischer Funeral Care, Atlanta, 678-514-1000, is handling arrangements.
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Saturday, Feb. 12, the day she was reported missing. Littleton, the “longtime boyfriend” of Neeley, became a “person of interest” on Feb. 16 before authorities discovered the body, said Kunze. Investigators’ suspicions led to another visit to Littleton’s Bellefontaine home where he lived with Neeley. Kunze said authorities do not believe Neeley was involved in her daughter’s homicide. Brown was last seen on Friday, Feb. 11 after leaving her two young sons with a neighbor while she left home to run errands.
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Jan. 13, 1930-Feb. 23, 2011 Alene Marie Grothouse, 81, of Delphos, died at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Vancrest Healthcare Center. She was born on Jan. 13, 1930, in Delphos to Sylvester and Luella (Kehres) Grothouse. She is survived by brother Donald (Frances) Grothouse of Delphos; nieces and nephews Becky (Chuck) Wiechart and Beverly (Don) Ream of Delphos, Mary (Bill) Rickrich of Newark, Joseph (Cheryl) Noonan of Houston, Texas, Tom Grothouse of Fremont, Dave (Kelly) Noonan of Liberty Township and John (Julie) Grothouse of Warsaw, Ind.; 18 great-nieces and nephews and nine great-greatnieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by sisters Mildred Noonan and Doris Klausing; and brothersin-law Louis Noonan and Ralph Klausing. Mrs. Grothouse worked as a registered nurse for Dr. Emmett Murray Jr. for 42 years as an RN and also worked at Delphos Memorial Home and St. Rita’s Medical Center. She held membership with St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, was a charter member of the St. John’s Alumni Band, active in St. Rita’s Alumni Association, one of first female members of Lima Elks Lodge, founding member of Calla Lillies Club, was a 1948 St. John’s High School graduate and an avid Blue Jays fan. Mass of Christian Burial begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Melvin Verhoff officiating. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery. Friends may call for an hour prior to the Mass at the church. In 1789, George Washington Memorials are to St. John’s was inaugurated as the first Parish Foundation or Allen president of the United States. County Right to Life.
April 2, 1924-Feb. 23, 2011 Dorothy L. Owens, 86, of rural Elida and formerly of Spencerville, died at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center, following a short illness. She was born April 2, 1924, in Amanda Township to L. Lester and Blanche (Diltz) Bowers, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 1, 1946, she married A.R. “Dick” Owens, who died June 7, 1994. Survivors include daughters Janet L. (Gene) Whetstone and Sandy S. (Kenny) Klaus of Spencerville, Diana L. (Jerry) Kiehl of Van Wert and Cindi L. (John) Cummings of Pendleton, S.C.; sisters Olive Wulfhorst of St. Marys and Clara (Gail) Moorman of Dayton; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by daughter Jerrilyn Kunkleman; brothers Gail and David Bowers; and sister Juanita Lee. Mrs. Owens was a homemaker and had worked at Westinghouse Electric Corp., Lima, during World War II. She was a 1942 Spencerville High School graduate and member of Grace Community Church in Allentown and a former member of Hartford Christian Church near Spencerville. She enjoyed quilting and painting pictures. Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville, Pastor Phil Lee officiating. Burial will be in Hartford Cemetery, northeast of Spencerville. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center in care of the funeral home.
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July 10, 1960-Feb. 22, 2011 Denise J. “Dee” Wueller, 50, of Lima, died at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at her residence. She was born July 10, 1960, in Lima to Jerry A. and Angie C. (Mueller) Hohlbein, who survive in Ottoville. On April 30, 1983, she married Joseph F. Wueller, who survives in Lima. Survivors also include brother Dennis J. (Dee) Hohlbein of Crawfordsville, Ind.; sisters Deanna (Mark) Odenweller of Ottoville, Darla (Keith) Willett of Ladoga, Ind., and Debra J. (Chris) Schassberger of Monroe, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Wueller was a 1978 graduate of Ottoville High School, Ottoville, and a graduate of Frederick’s Beauty Academy, Lima. She was a hairdresser at House of Styles Salon in Lima and had worked at The Klip Joint Hair Salon in Lima. She was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church, where she was on the Care and Concern Committee, was a greeter and helped with the Family Promise Program. She was one of the founders of St. Charles Life Teen Program and was part of its First Core Team. She was involved in the coffee and doughnut hospitality and funeral dinner committees and helped maintain the church grounds. Her joys were gardening and reading. She always put her family and clients first. She was a tremendous caregiver. She was a devoted wife and a loving aunt to her nieces and nephews and was considered a second mom and daughter to many. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Charles Catholic Church, the Revs. Stephen Blum and Donald Mueller will officiate. Burial will be in St. Marys Cemetery in Ottoville. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at ChilesLaman Funeral Homes’ Shawnee Chapel, where a parish wake service will be held at 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Scholars of the Day
St. John’s Scholar of the Day is Logan Heiing. Congratulations Logan! Jefferson’s Scholar of the Day is Anastasia Slonaker. Congratulations Anastasia!
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COLUMBUS — The Ohio Senate approved several major pieces of legislation today designed to boost Ohio’s economic competitiveness and improve the efficiency and accountability of state government services. “The action taken today by the Senate demonstrates our firm resolve to getting Ohio’s economy back on the right track,” said Senate President Tom Niehaus (R-New Richmond). “We’re giving the state more tools to save jobs and keep employers in Ohio, and we’ve taken steps to help our small businesses cut through the bureaucratic red tape so they can prosper and grow. These important reforms are part of a broader effort to streamline government so we can reduce our tax burden and get more Ohioans back to work.” The Senate passed the following bills: House Bill 58 brings Ohio’s tax code into conformity with recent changes made in the federal tax code, a move estimated to save Ohio taxpayers more than $45 million over the next three years. The action allows Ohioans to take advantage of valuable tax reductions during difficult financial times for many families and businesses. The legislation is sponsored in the Senate by State Senator Larry Obhof (R-Montville Township). An amendment to the bill, sponsored by State Senator Tom Patton, creates a job retention tax credit for use in state economic development efforts. The credit is designed to help retain large Ohio companies that receive a substantial incentive offer to relocate to another state. It could help save 2,000 jobs at a major Northeast Ohio company considering relocation. Senate Bill 2, sponsored by State Senator Jim Hughes (R-Columbus), establishes the Common Sense Initiative Office as proposed by Governor John Kasich and Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor. The legislation requires the CSI Office to develop customer service performance standards for employees and officers of Ohio’s state agencies, with a general goal of helping employers navigate complicated state regulations and cut through bureaucratic red tape. According to the Small Business Administration, Ohio is home to more than 900,000 small businesses, which are estimated to
Ohio Senate passes bills aimed at saving jobs, improving gov’t efficiency
December 2010 marked the 26th anniversary of the infamous Bhopal disaster in India when chemical company Union Carbide leaked deadly gases, killing thousands of people. What safeguards are in place today to prevent incidents like this? — Charlene Colchester, via e-mail Bhopal should have been a wake up call, but it is unclear whether chemical plants around the world are any safer a quarter century after the December 1984 disaster—during which some 40 tons of toxic methyl isocyanate gas leaked from a pesticide plant owned by Union Carbide (now part of Dow Chemical), killing 2,259 people immediately and causing lifelong health problems and premature death for tens of thousands more. In the U.S., the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) oversees chemical and other facilities that deal with hazardous materials, making sure various “process safety” routines are followed so as to “prevent or minimize the catastrophic injury or death that could result from an accidental or purposeful release of toxic, reactive, flammable or explosive chemicals.” Also, in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security instituted its own “Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards” (CFATS) that chemical and other hazardous materials facilities must follow or be shut down. While this system has worked pretty well in the U.S. so far, some worry that a Bhopal-scale tragedy, whether due to an accident or terrorist attack, could still occur on American soil. For one, water treatment and port facilities are exempt from CFATS altogether, so some of the nation’s largest chemical facilities are not subject to as rigorous standards as they could be. A 2009 bill that passed the House of Representatives but failed to make it through the Senate addressed this and other issues. Supporters are optimistic that the bill in one form or another could resurface in future legislative sessions. Of course, what happens in industrial facilities abroad is up to the host country to regulate. And while standards are higher than they used to be in many developing countries today, runaway economic growth often means oversight and enforcement are lacking if nonexistent, so dangerous facilities still threaten people and the environment in ways that wouldn’t be tolerated in the United States. Advocates for corporate responsibility say that companies should be held accountable for accidents with their materials, whether they occur on home soil or elsewhere, arguing that a double standard presently exists that is much too lenient on multinational corporations operating in developing countries. Martin Khor, executive director of The South Centre, a Genevabased research group, reports that this double standard also seems to apply to compensatory pay-outs. Union Carbide’s settlement for the Bhopal disaster, for example, was only $470 million, or a few thousand dollars per affected family. If nothing else, the Bhopal disaster certainly raised awareness around the world about the dangers of modern chemicals, especially those used or manufactured in close proximity to people. Hopefully at least some local governments in developing countries have taken heed and stepped up efforts to site potentially hazardous industrial facilities away from both human population centers and environmentally sensitive landscapes. But, unfortunately, without stronger regulations and enforcement around the world, it may be only a matter of time before another highly lethal accident occurs. Send your environmental questions to: EarthTalk®, c/o E – The Environmental Magazine, P.O. Box 5098, Westport, CT 06881; email@example.com.
spend 45 percent more time working to comply with government regulations than larger companies. Senate Bill 4, sponsored by State Senator Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster), requires the Auditor of State to conduct performance audits of state agencies, boards and commissions. Performance audits measure an agency’s actual performance against its goals and objectives to help identify waste, inefficiency or duplication of services. State Auditor Dave Yost testified in support of the bill, advocating for an objective tool to measure government performance and to open up bureaucracy to more indepth scrutiny. Senate Concurrent Resolution 2, sponsored by State Senator Chris Widener (R-Springfield), urges President Obama and the Administrator of NASA to transfer one of the retiring space shuttle orbiters to the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. NASA recently announced that three shuttle orbiters are being retired from service this year, and the museum is a front-runner in the competition to receive one for permanent exhibition. Senator Widener testified that the addition of a shuttle is projected to boost tourism to the museum by up to one million annual visitors, creating an additional 700 jobs and adding $40 million to the state’s economy. The museum already hosts 1.3 million visitors a year, making it Ohio’s top free tourist site.
Plans to expand high-speed rail service are now underway in several U.S. regions. A recent report found that high-speed rail in the Midwest would reduce air travel by 1.3 million trips and car travel by 5.1 million trips per year by 2020, saving 188,000 tons of CO2 emissions, equivalent to taking 34,000 cars off the road while still getting everyone to and from work. Pictured: High speed trains at the St. Pancras International station, London. From the Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine recent report found that highspeed rail in the Midwest would reduce air travel by 1.3 million trips and car travel by 5.1 million trips per year by 2020, saving 188,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions (equivalent to taking 34,000 cars off the road while still getting everyone to and from work). Funding is also slated to go to California, where trains traveling up to 220 miles per hour will move people between San Diego and San Francisco in less than three hours. California’s high-speed rail system, which should in service by 2020, is expected to cost about half as much as would expanding highways and building new airport runways and gates to accommodate fast growing passenger transportation demand. Not everyone is on board with high speed rail. Florida’s Republican governor Rick Scott recently rejected $2 billion in federal funding to build an 85-mile high speed rail line between Tampa and Orlando, arguing that cost overruns would likely leave Florida taxpayers making up billions of dollars for something they don’t need. Scott’s move in killing the TampaOrlando run calls into question whether or not Obama can push his plans through in other parts of the country that are also conservative strongholds. No matter how quickly Americans get up to speed on high speed rail, the U.S. certainly has some catching up to do. According to statistics from the International Union of Railways and other sources, China leads the world with upwards of 2,800 miles of high speed rail lines in operation and another 5,500 miles planned. Spain, France and Japan each have around 1,200 miles in operation; Germany has 800 miles and Italy has 577. The U.S. has only 226 miles in operation currently. The Obama administration would like to see Americans riding on more than 16,000 miles of high speed rail lines by the middle of the century. Dear
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Dear EarthTalk: VicePresident Joe Biden just announced a commitment by the Obama administration of $53 billion to high speed rail. Isn’t it about time? Why is the U.S. so far behind other nations in developing environmentally friendly public transportation? — Diane A., Boston, MA There are many reasons why public transit hasn’t taken off in the U.S. as it has in parts of Asia, Europe and elsewhere. For one, ever since the Model T first rolled off Henry Ford’s assembly line, Americans have had a love affair with cars. Also, a successful plot by General Motors and several partner companies in the 1930 and 1940s bought up and shut down rail transit lines across 45 American cities, replacing them with bus routes driven on GM buses. Meanwhile, the U.S. government embarked on a plan to link the nation’s metro areas via interstate highways, further encouraging car travel. The sexy new car designs of the 1950s then drove the final nail in the coffin, relegating public transportation to an afterthought. But with rising oil prices and growing fears about global warming, public transit is looking sexier to many Americans. As part of 2009’s landmark American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the White House committed $8 billion to efforts to create and maintain high-speed intercity passenger rail service. And just weeks ago, after calling for giving 80 percent of Americans access to highspeed rail within 25 years, Barack Obama pledged another $53 billion to increase the nation’s network of highspeed rail lines. Plans to expand high-speed rail service are already underway in several U.S. regions. Illinois was the first of 31 states to receive a portion of the funding to begin building high-speed rail lines linking Chicago and St. Louis. A
Additional Action: The Senate approved Governor John Kasich’s appointments of Angela Thi Bennett to the State Board of Education and retired Air Force Colonel Thomas Moe as Director of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services. The Senate also approved a resolution (Senator Jim Hughes, R-Columbus) recognizing Mark Seifarth for his service to the state upon his retirement from the Department of Developmental Disabilities and a resolution (Senator Frank LaRose, R-Akron, and Senator Tom Sawyer, D-Akron) recognizing the University of Akron men’s soccer team and their coach, Caleb Porter, for winning the team’s first national championship.
The December 1984 Union Carbide chemical spill in Bhopal, India killed 2,259 people immediately and caused lifelong health problems and premature death for tens of thousands more. Pictured: Survivors and their kin march from Bhopal to Delhi in 2006 demanding completion of the cleaning of the factory site to stop toxic chemicals from EarthTalk: continuing to poison ground water.
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Obama sharpens critique of Libya, unrest widens
By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Wednesday sharpened its condemnation of a bloody crackdown on Libyan opposition demonstrators as it broadened its outreach to government officials, dissidents, rights activists and youth in other Arab nations across a Middle East that is seething with unrest. Amid the tumult rocking the region, Obama condemned the violence in Libya in the sharpest terms Washington has yet used and directed his administration to prepare a full range of options, including possible sanctions that could freeze the assets and ban travel to the U.S. by Libyan officials. He said he was sending Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to Geneva for international talks aimed at stopping the bloodshed and formulating a unified global message to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. “The suffering and bloodshed is outrageous and it is unacceptable,” Obama told reporters after meeting with Clinton at the White House. “So are threats and orders to shoot peaceful protesters and further punish the people of Libya. These actions violate international norms and every standard of common decency. This violence must stop.” Obama did not, however, lay out specific measures he would take if Gadhafi did not respond to the appeals. In part, U.S. officials said, this was because of fears that Gadhafi might order reprisals against Americans and other foreigners still in Libya if threatened with sanctions. A ferry carrying 35 U.S. diplomats and family members along with an unknown number of private Americans was to have left Tripoli for the Mediterranean island of Malta on Wednesday but was delayed due to poor weather. Fearing an anti-American backlash elsewhere from protesters who toppled two longtime U.S. allies and are threatening other friendly Arab regimes, Obama urged the region to embrace reforms. His comments signaled the administration is seeking to align itself with reformists in post-revolt Tunisia and Egypt and to be seen as a force for democratic change in Bahrain and other Persian Gulf states to blunt a possible rise of extremism and preserve U.S. influence there. “Even as we are focused on the urgent situation in
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One Year Ago • The Relay for Life Chili Cook-off was set 3-6 p.m. Saturday at the Walterick-Hemme Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3035. Seven teams would have chili entries and others would offer hot dogs, peanut butter sandwiches and other sale items. The public was encouraged to stop by for chili and to vote for the People’s Choice Award. 25 Years Ago — 1986 • Delphos Eagles Auxiliary, Aerie 471, held its annual “God, Flag and Country” competition Sunday in the clubrooms, North Main Street. Winners were Reid Thompson in the 14 to 15 age category, Kristi Poling in the 10 to 11 age category and Laura Schmelzer in the 12 to 13 age category. • Crestview hung on for a one-point victory over St. John’s in Saturday’s girls’ sectional finals. The 46-45 Crestview victory marked the first time the Blue Jay girls have failed to win a sectional crown and advance to district play. In double digits for the contest were Traci Gorman for the Blue Jays with 18 and Joanie Motycka and Shellie Hebb with 12 and 10 respectively for Crestview. • A coloring contest was held recently by the Fort Jennings Central Jaycees for ages two to eight. Winners were Jason Stechschulte, son of Gary and Rose Stechsculte; Amy Jo Wagner, daughter of Joe and Pam Wagner; Angie Sukup, daughter of Frank and Denise Sukup; Jessica Metzger, daughter of Dennis and Barb Metzger; Amy Will daughter of Dave and Judy Will; and David Geckle, son of Jim and Pat Geckle. 50 Years Ago — 1961 • In connection with the local observances of National Future Farmers of America Week, a review of the activities of the local chapter for the past year has been released. Highlighting the year was the annual Parent-Son Banquet at which it was announced that four local youths, Rex L. Bowersock, Carl L. Miller, Ralph Mueller and John Grone, had been awarded the State Farmer Degree. • A local businessman, Gene Hayes, manager of the W. T. Grant Store, was honored Wednesday night with a surprise dinner party given by employees of his store on the occasion of his 25th year with the W. T. Grant Company. Other store employees present were Janice Hoersten, Mary Louise Brickman, Ruth Miller, Armelia Wannemacher, Chrystal Leeth, Mrs. Lou Yochum, Ruth Goude, Erleyne Shaw and Kenneth Huber. • The members of the Rainbow Club met Wednesday at the home of Betty Line and during the business portion of the meeting, plans were made to hold a rummage sale May 25 at Harter’s Garage. In a contest held, prizes were awarded to Juanita Line and Donna Norris. 75 Years Ago — 1936 • An order for a general clean-up on any places of gambling found in the community and arrest of any persons found to be conducting such places was issued by Mayor W. H. Taylor as one result of a shooting affair which took place in Delphos Saturday night, allegedly growing out of a card game. Three arrests also grew out of this affray in which one man was wounded, although not seriously. The shooting took place along the canal at the rear of the F. Krendl Cigar Store, 336 N. Main St. • Jefferson High divided honors with Hicksville at that place Friday night. The Jefferson Reserves winning by a score of 19 to 10 and the Red and White Varsity being defeated 32 to 21. Jones and Adams of the Jefferson team, had many chances on closeups but could not connect consistently. • The Landeck council of the Catholic Ladies of Columbia gave a card party for the public Sunday evening in the Landeck C. K. of O. Hall. The following received awards: in pinochle, Mrs. David Niemeyer and Wilfred Schnipke, high and Lillian Baumgarte and William Kimmnet, low; and in euchre, Rita Mueller and Ralph Etzkorn, high, and Mrs. Anthony Kill and Louis Bohnlein, low.
EPA trims to control pollution
WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with stiff opposition in Congress and a court-ordered deadline, the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday said it will make it much cheaper for companies to reduce toxic air pollution from industrial boilers and incinerators. In an overhaul of air pollution regulations, the EPA said it found ways to control pollution at more than 200,000 industrial boilers, heaters and incinerators nationwide at a 50 percent cost savings to the companies and institutions that run them. Those operating large boilers that burn renewable fuels would not be required to install some expensive technologies, and only maintenance would be required for smaller boilers. That would cost $1.8 billion less each year than the original proposal, and still avert thousands of heart attacks and asthma cases a year, the agency said. These rules “are realistic, they are achievable and reasonable and they come at about half the cost to industry to comply,” said Gina McCarthy, EPA’s top air pollution official in a conference call with reporters Wednesday. “EPA... found we could reduce emissions at a lower cost and still achieve the health benefits required by law.” EPA had said initially that the annual cost would be $3.9 billion when all the rules took effect. An updated jobs analysis completed by the agency shows the changes will create 2,200 jobs, and that doesn’t include employment stemming from purchases of pollutioncontrol technology. The EPA said the cost reduction for polluting industries is in line with President Barack Obama’s Jan. 18 executive order to review regulations that hurt job growth. Republicans and some Democrats in Congress have criticized the EPA over the costs of a whole host of regulations, including the first-ever rules to control the gases blamed for global warming. At least a half-dozen bills have been introduced this year to block or curtail agency regulations, and House Republicans succeeded last week in attaching numerous anti-EPA measures to a bill aimed at funding the government the rest of this fiscal year. “If this doesn’t satisfy the critics, I don’t think they will take yes for an answer. I don’t know how you can expect EPA to do any more than cut the cost of a rule in half,” said Jim Pew, a staff attorney with Earthjustice, an advocacy group which sued the agency to draft new boiler regulations. Despite the changes, groups representing industries with boilers said the rule was still inflexible. In a statement, Aric Newhouse, a vice president with the National Association of Manufacturers, said the regulation “would have an immediate, negative impact on manufacturers’ bottom lines.” EPA was under a courtordered deadline to release a final regulation this week after a federal court in 2007 threw out regulations drafted by the Bush administration. The Obama administration had asked the court for a 15-month extension in order to review the more than 4,800 public comments that came in, but the court gave the agency 30 days. The EPA said Wednesday it would reconsider the rule and take additional public comment, since the regulation included significant changes based on data and information provided by industry.
Gov’t, big tobacco dispute proposed ads
By PETE YOST Associated Press Philip Morris USA, maker of Marlboro, the nation’s topselling cigarette brand, and its parent company, Altria Group Inc., said Wednesday they were prepared to fight if the Justice Department won’t dial back its hard-hitting proposals. Philip Morris said the Justice Department plan would compel an admission of wrongdoing under threat of contempt of court by a judge. “Such a proposal is unprecedented in our legal system and would violate basic constitutional and statutory standards,” the company statement said. The Justice Department released its proposed statements after winning U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler’s approval to place them in the public record. She has said she wants the industry to pay for corrective statements in various types of ads, both broadcast and print, but she has not made a final decision on what the statements will say, where they must be placed or for how long. Kessler was to meet with all parties today. The judge ruled in 2006 that the tobacco industry had concealed the dangers of smoking for decades. If Kessler approves, the proposed statements by the cigarette makers would become the remedy to ensure the companies don’t
Libya,” Obama said, “our efforts continue to address the events taking place elsewhere, including how the international community can most effectively support the peaceful transition to democracy in both Tunisia and in Egypt.” Before Obama spoke, Clinton participated in an online discussion with young Egyptians who spearheaded the rebellion that ousted President Hosni Mubarak, a major recipient of U.S. aid over the past three decades. Her Internet appearance came as the administration’s thirdranking diplomat visited Tunis after a several-day stop in Cairo and the top U.S. diplomat for the Middle East opened a five-nation tour of the Persian Gulf. U.S. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is already in the Gulf region visiting U.S. allies. Mullen’s trip along with the dispatch of Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs William Burns to Egypt and Tunisia and Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman to Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and the United Arab Emirates come as Washington tries to prevent a rise in anti-U.S. sentiment in the region.
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department wants the largest cigarette manufacturers to admit that they lied to the public about the dangers of smoking, forcing the industry to set up and pay for an advertising campaign of self-criticism for past behavior. As part of a 12-year-old lawsuit against the tobacco industry, the government on Wednesday released 14 “corrective statements“ that it says the companies should be required to make. One “corrective” statement says: “A federal court is requiring tobacco companies to tell the truth about cigarette smoking. Here’s the truth: ... Smoking kills 1,200 Americans. Every day.” Another of the government’s proposed statements begins: “We falsely marketed low tar and light cigarettes as less harmful than regular cigarettes to keep people smoking and sustain our profits.” “For decades, we denied that we controlled the level of nicotine delivered in cigarettes,“ a third statement says. ”Here’s the truth. ... We control nicotine delivery to create and sustain smokers’ addiction, because that’s how we keep customers coming back.”
repeat the violation. The case was brought by the government against the industry in 1999. The companies have escaped from having to pay the hundreds of billions of dollars that the government has sought to collect from them. Lower courts have said the government is not entitled to collect $280 billion in past profits or $14 billion for a national campaign to curb smoking. The industry asked for 90 days to respond to the government’s statements, but the judge denied that request. The tobacco companies have until March 3 to respond. Philip Morris said it agrees with the overwhelming medical and scientific consensus that cigarette smoking is addictive and causes lung cancer, heart disease and other serious diseases in smokers. But the company said the proposal also would violate a court of appeals decision, which held that any corrective statements must be purely factual and uncontroversial. “The government’s proposal is neither,” Murray Garnick, Altria Client Services senior vice president and associate general counsel, said in the company statement. “We will work with the Department of Justice and, if necessary, challenge the proposal at the appropriate time.”
Obama drops Defense of Marriage Act support
By PETE YOST Associated Press WASHINGTON — In a major policy reversal, the Obama administration said Wednesday it will no longer defend the constitutionality of a federal law banning recognition of same-sex marriage. Attorney General Eric Holder said President Barack Obama has concluded that the administration cannot defend the federal law that defines marriage as only between a man and a woman. He noted that the congressional debate during passage of the Defense of Marriage Act “contains numerous expressions reflecting moral disapproval of gays and lesbians and their intimate and family relationships — precisely the kind of stereotype-based thinking and animus“ the Constitution is designed to guard against. The Justice Department had defended the act in court until now. The move quickly drew praise from some Democrats in Congress but a sharp response from the spokesman for Republican John Boehner, the House Speaker. “While Americans want Washington to focus on creating jobs and cutting spending, the president will have to explain why he thinks now is the appropriate time to stir up a controversial issue that sharply divides the nation,” said Boehner’s spokesman Michael Steel. Gay groups, which had long pressured the administration to take a step like this, were pleased. Ron Carey, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, called the policy change “a tremendous step toward recognizing our common humanity and ending an egregious injustice against thousands of loving, committed couples who simply want the protections, rights and responsibilities afforded other married couples. We thank the Obama administration.“ Obama’s move may position him politically at the forefront of rising public support for gay marriage. Polling results can vary rather significantly depending on what words are used to describe gay marriage, but there is a gradual trend in public opinion toward more acceptance of gay marriage. An Associated PressNational Constitution Center Poll conducted last August found 52 percent of Americans saying the federal government should give legal recognition to marriages between couples of
the same sex, while 46 percent said no. In polling by ABC News and the Washington Post, support for the legalization of gay marriage has climbed from 37 percent in 2003 to 47 percent in 2010. Holder’s statement said, “Much of the legal landscape has changed in the 15 years since Congress passed” the Defense of Marriage Act. He noted that the Supreme Court has ruled that laws criminalizing homosexual conduct are unconstitutional and that Congress has repealed the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. At the White House, spokesman Jay Carney said Obama himself is still “grappling“ with his personal view of gay marriage but has always personally opposed the Defense of Marriage Act as “unnecessary and unfair.” Boehner said that Obama has concluded the Defense of Marriage Act fails to meet a rigorous standard under which courts view with suspicion any laws targeting minority groups who have suffered a history of discrimination. The attorney general said the Justice Department had defended the law in court until now because the government was able to advance reasonable arguments for the law based on a less strict standard.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
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Nacho Cheese Soup 1 package (5-ounce) dry au gratin potatoes 1 can (15-ounce) whole kernel corn, undrained 2 cups water 1 cup salsa 2 cups milk 1½ cups taco blend shredded cheese 1 can (2-ounce) sliced black olives, drained Tortilla chips In a large saucepan, combine potatoes, dry au gratin sauce mix, corn with liquid, water and salsa. Heat to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 25 minutes or until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally. Add milk, cheese and olives. Cook until cheese is melted and soup is heated through, stirring occasionally. Garnish with tortilla chips. Apple Pizza 2 cups flour 2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 cup oil 1/4 cup cold water 5 apples Combine flour, sugar, oil and water. Pat onto a pizza pan. Peel and slice the apples and lay over crust. Sprinkle apples with: ¼ cup sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon Mix until crumbly and sprinkle over apples: 1 stick margarine ¾ cup flour ½ cup sugar Bake at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until apples are tender.
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TODAY 5-7 p.m. — The Interfaith Thrift Shop is open for shopping. 7:30 p.m. — American Legion Post 268, 415 N. State St. FRIDAY 7:30 a.m. — Delphos Optimist Club, A&W DriveIn, 924 E. Fifth St. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 1-4 p.m. — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. SATURDAY 9 a.m.-noon — Interfaith Thrift Store, North Main Street. 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. 12:15 p.m. — Testing of warning sirens by Delphos Fire and Rescue 1-3 p.m. — Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 5 p.m. — Delphos Coon and Sportsman’s Club hosts a chicken fry. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. SUNDAY 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Annex Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 1-4 p.m. — Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St. Kalida. 1:30 p.m. — Amvets Post 698 Auxiliary meets at the Amvets post in Middle Point. 4 p.m. — Amvets Post 698 regular meeting at the Amvets post in Middle Point. 7:30 p.m. — Sons of Amvets Post 698 meet at Amvets Post in Middle Point. MONDAY 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Ottoville Branch Library is open. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 7 p.m. — Ottoville village council meets at the municipal building. Marion Township Trustees meet at the township house. 7:30 p.m. — Delphos Eagles Aerie 471 meets at the Eagles Lodge. TUESDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 6 p.m. — Weight Watchers meets at Trinity United Methodist Church, 211 E. Third St. Please notify the Delphos Herald at 419-695-0015 if there are any corrections or additions to the Coming Events column.
The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts by Gary Chapman is a relationship book geared toward couples wanting to improve their communication. I was a little leery at first, as I don’t generally jump right into books of this nature and expect many results. My husband and I read the book aloud together, each taking a chapter, when we could fit it in between kids and work. It’s accessible and easy to understand, and does really bring up some enlightening points that I think every couple could relate to. U p o n completing some chapters, we spent quite a deal of time running through everything presented that resonated with us, and this lead to some heightened emotions, accusations, voiced annoyances, and mild anger. Sounds like a great book, huh? It actually is. Once we’ve gotten all our cards on the table and vented, we work though the issues we both saw in ourselves and each other in the chapter. It does help. The book is set up in a very relatable way with real-life scenarios detailing the struggles of other couples, and we can see ourselves in these situations, experiencing these issues. The end of each chapter provides some tools to incorporate into day-to-day living to help increase communication in the relationship and understand one another’s love language. Many of the
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ideas presented in the book hit the nail right on the head, and if nothing else, makes us feel “normal” that every couple experiences the same frustrations we do. The idea behind the book is that every person has his or her own love language which is simply a disguise for the types of needs he or she requires to be met in order to feel fulfilled in the relationship. Chapman identifies the love languages as Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Receiving Gifts, Acts of Service, and Physical Touch. There is a test at the end of the book, after each chapter goes in depth illustrating the different love languages. The test determines your love language so that you and your partner ideally know what the other needs and in what capacity. I learned a lot about my husband and myself by reading this book. Because marriage is so much work, it doesn’t hurt to explore some resources now and then to give it a tune-up, in my humble opinion. I would recommend this book when you feel your own relationship could use a tune-up. At any rate, it couldn’t hurt to try. Sara Berelsman lives in Delphos with her husband Andy and their daughters Adele and Eleanor. She leads the book club discussions at the Delphos Public Library and is generally reading five books at once.
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Navy Seaman Spenser M. Hardesty, daughter of Jennifer L. Keysor and Michael D. Hardesty of Spencerville, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Hardesty completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. The capstone event of boot camp is “Battle Stations.” This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. “Battle Stations” is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. Its distinctly ‘’Navy’’ flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a sailor. Hardesty is a 2010 graduate of Spencerville High School of Spencerville.
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Thursday, February 24, 2011
Musketeers whip Pilots; Pirates oust Kalida in tourney
By JIM METCALFE
PAULDING — The Fort Jennings girls basketball team’s tournament opener wasn’t a thing of beauty Wednesday night. The Lady Musketeers just won, eliminating a young Ayersville squad (2 seniors) 45-28 in the nightcap of the Division IV sectional at Paulding High School. In the opener, Continental avenged a 20-point loss to Kalida less than a week ago with a 50-36 triumph. Neither team shot particularly well in the second game: Jennings canned 18-of46 fielders (3-of-9 triples) for 39.1 percent and 6-of-11 at the line (54.5%) versus the Pilots’ marks of 12-of43 (1-of-6 trifectas) for 28.4 percent and 3-of-6 singles (50%). Both teams also weren’t as steady with handling the basketball as their respective coaches might have preferred, turning it over 18 times each. “It was a physical game. There was a lot of pressure on top and both teams were allowed to play defense with a lot of pressure,” Musketeer coach Matt Myerholtz acknowledged. “That made it hard to get into any kind of consistent flow. Still, I felt we had some good looks on the offensive end. At times, we had a nice transition game going; just not a lot.” In the first period, Ayersville (7-14) totaled six miscues and the Musketeers (9-12) five. Not much separated the two as the defenses made things very difficult for
Big 2nd half propels St. Marys to tournament victory
By AUSTIN CLARKSON The Delphos Herald austinclarkson_24@ hotmail.com SPENCERVILLE — With the regular season in the books and the tournament games getting under way, the St. Marys Roughriders were set to take on the OttawaGlandorf Titans Wednesday night at Spencerville High School in Division II action. The Roughriders won the regular-season matchup by 13 points and this night was no different as the Lady Roughriders went on to defeat the Titans by a final score of 47-28. The Roughriders came out early and grabbed a quick 10-5 lead after the first quarter of action and set the pace of play right out of the gate. Their defense was the key to their game plan and they were very effective with their production on the defensive side of the ball. The Lady Titans knew that they would have a tough task coming in with stopping Erika Thornsberry and the very talented St, Marys ball club but they were up for the task. Going into the locker room, it was still anyone’s ballgame to win with the score in favor of St. Marys 26-16. St. Marys got going at the end of the second quarter as they started to knock down some jump shots with Thornsberry on the bench with two fouls. O-G made some costly turnovers that the Roughriders took full advantage of at the other end of the court and turned into some easy buckets. A big factor in the contest was the turnovers. O-G committed 16 for the contest, while the Roughriders only had six on the night. The lack of ball control was very costly, especially late in the game when the Titans needed to make a big comeback and create some opportunities for themselves at the defensive end. However, St. Marys was very strong with the ball and attacked the basket, getting to the free-throw line to put away the Titans when the game came down to the line. Leading the way for the Roughriders on the night was Rachel Wale, who netted 13 points, while Thornsberry added 12 points with limited time on the floor because of foul trouble. O-G had zero players in double digits Wednesday night and this was a problem because they really needed someone to take control of the game and create a spark. O-G head coach Lori Smith knew what she was up against coming into the contest: “I told the girls that St. Marys is a very good team and it’s hard to beat a team like that when you make any mistake. You almost have to be flawless and we were not tonight and it cost us.” With the victory, St. Marys moves to 17-4 on the year and will take on Celina, who knocked out Wapak 50-44. Roughriders coach Kelly Fulmer thought that her team played very well Wednesday: “We played very good defense tonight and we really bore down and came out ready to play. With Erika being in foul trouble early, some of the girls really stepped up and picked up the lag that Erika would normally give us on the offensive side of the ball.” Titans finish the season with a final record of 6-14.
O-G/ST MARYS OTTAWA-GLANDORF (28) Sara Basinger 3-0-7, Haley Warnecke 0-0-0, Katie Ruhe 1-0-2, Carly Johnson 0-00, Kristen Miller 0-2-2, Chelsea Maag 1-0-2, Libbey Recker 0-0-0, Kylee Pothast 0-0-0, Molly Closson 0-0-0, Makenzie Everett 0-0-0, Melissa Verhoff 1-0-2, Alyssa Ebbeskotte 2-37, Kari Schroeder 2-2-6. Totals 10-7-28. ST. MARYS (47) Rachel Wale 4-3-13, Ashleigh Falk 0-0-0, Reagan Aller 0-0-0, DeeDee Sudhoff 2-27, Molly Albert 0-0-0, Carrie Schlater 2-1-5, Kiley Schamp 0-0-0, Jo Steva 3-0-7, Erika Thornsberry 5-1-12, Kelly Heitkamp 0-3-3, Paige Dicus 0-0-0, Kelsey Rohrbach 0-0-0, Mallory Kill 0-0-0. Totals 16-10-47. Score By Quarters: Ott.-Gland. 5 11 2 10 - 28 St. Marys 10 16 6 15 - 47 Three-point goals: Ottawa-Gandorf, Basinger; St. Marys, Wale 2, Sudhoff, Steva, Thornsberry. -CELINA/WAPAKONETA CELINA (50) M. Welker 0-0-0, K. Bader 4-0-11, C. Thobe 0-0-0, T. Gungrich 1-0-2, L. Mills 0-00, D. Bolton 0-0-0, M. Ruthschilling 0-4-4, A. Hoying 3-4-11, K. Stahl 1-1-3, E. Lafin 0-1-1, L. Carr 4-1-9, B. Homan 4-1-9. Totals 13-412/20-50. WAPAKONETA (44) Emma Sawmiller 0-0-0, Amy Hume 1-0-2, Nicole Brown 1-2-4, Ashley Knippen 2-0-5, Tasha Helmstetter 1-3-5, Courtney Knippen 7-4-18, Amy Snider 0-0-0, Sara Warner 1-0-3, Morgan Quellhorst 3-1-7. Totals 14-2-10/1744. Score by Quarters: Celina 16 9 9 16 - 50 Wapak 9 12 11 12 - 44 Three-point goals: Celina, Bader 3, Hoying; Wapakoneta, A. Knippen, Warner.
the other’s offense to get into much of a rhythm. A 3-ball by senior Taylor Wallenhorst (15 counters - 3 treys - 6 boards) at 2:18 gave the Musketeers a 7-4 lead. A 19-footer from freshman Chelsey Seifert at the 1-minute mark got the Pilots within 7-6 but a drive to the basket by senior Kendra Klausing with 40 ticks to go put the Musketeers up 9-6. The Pilots got their final lead of the game and their season at 6:38 of the second period on a drive by junior Kayla Zachrich (9 markers, 6 rebounds). However, a basket by junior Kelsey Von Lehmden (14 markers, 5 caroms) tied it for the Musketeers and a single by senior Lauren Norbeck (5 boards, 4 assists) at 4:52 gave Jennings a lead they never relinquished. That touched off enough of a spurt — 8-2 — to give the Orange and Black a 21-15 margin on a 3-ball by Wallenhorst from the right wing with 27 ticks on the clock. Ayersville hung around half of the third period, only trailing 25-19 at the 4-minute mark on a deuce by junior Emily Luderman. However, another Wallenhorst bomb — with 3:48 showing — and a 3-point play the old way by senior Kristina Clippinger (5 boards) at 2:10 gave them a 31-19 margin. A single by senior Kylee Ondrus with 33.4 ticks on the board reduced that to 33-20. Jennings slowly built a bigger margin in the fourth period, leading by as much as 45-26 on a deuce by Wallenhorst with just over a minute left.
“Our defense was tremendous. We never really let them get their offense set up in a comfortable fashion,” Myerholtz added. “There were some first-game jitters, of course, but I felt it was more of excitement more than nerves. The girls were looking forward to the game Tuesday (postponed due to weather), so that just made it even tougher to wait. They wanted to play.” Fort Jennings outrebounded Ayersville 35-25 (11-8 offensive) as sophomore Macy Schroeder added five to go with her five assists and four steals. Ayersville had 11 fouls to the Musketeers’ eight. Jennings takes on archrival Ottoville for the third time this season at 8 p.m. Saturday. The key in the opener: Continental scored the first 12 points of the contest and the LadyCats (9-12) never recovered. “We’re kind of used to coming from behind; we did the first time we played Continental and we’ve done it all season. Unfortunately this time, we never could get back all the way,” noted first-year Kalida coach Adam Huber. “We seemed very tight at the start; our shots were really off and we never found the mark consistently, even though I felt we had good shots; we made them the first time.” The LadyCats missed their first 10 shots of the night (finishing a frosty 11-of-41 - 4-of-17 3-balls - for 26.8% versus the Lady Pirates’ mark of 20-of-41 - 0-of-10 downtown - for 48.8%). In the first period, they committed seven of their game total of 17 turn-
overs and also saw Continental (13-8) start to claim control of the backboards. Senior Erin Weisenburger (19 markers, 7 boards, 4 blocks) dropped in six points in the period, including a baseline jumper with 11 ticks on the board, for a 14-2 spread. “ W e had a good start last time but once we lost the Kaufman lead, we lost it all,” Continental head man Greg Spitnale explained. “We played them differently defensively this time; we pressured their guards and that made it hard for them to get anything inside. We identified their shooters a lot better, though (Nicole Kaufman) is a great player who hit a couple of 3s.” Kalida managed 2-of-4 free throws in the final 1:24, with one each from junior Alexis Wurth (10 counters) and sophomore Amy Smith (10-of-15 for the night for 66.7% versus 10-of-22 for Continental for 45.5%). The LadyCats broke their scoreless streak from the field with a putback by sophomore Julia Vandemark at 7:24. They began to show more spark as their defense picked up a notch and forced six of the Pirates’ 21 errors in the period (12 in the half). With the senior Kaufman dropping in 12 of her teamhigh 17 markers (team-high 6 boards) in the period, including a pair of bombs, her two free throws at 1:26 got the Maroon and White as close as they
would get, 22-21. However, sophomore Leva Weller (double-double of 14 counters and 11 caroms) made a tough shot inside with 1:05 showing to account for a 24-21 halftime scoreboard. Continental, who only played six players, had to have senior Stephanie Coble (7 boards) sit the final 6:48 of the half with her third foul. Another great start by Continental — this one a 7-0 span to start the third period — pushed them to a 31-21 spread and forced Huber to call a halt at 5:03. The LadyCats twice got back within eight: 31-23 (2 freebies by senior Samantha Edwards) and 33-25, on a basket by Kaufman. A closing spurt by the Lady Pirates — 8-1 in the final 2:28 — pushed them to a 41-28 margin on a giveand-go from senior Taylor Bidlack to Weisenburger with 25 ticks to go. Continental endured a dry spell in the first half of the fourth period, giving Kalida a door to try and close its deficit. However, the Pirates’ 2-3 zone defense, which effectively neutralized any inside game from the LadyCats, didn’t allow Kalida to get any closer than 41-32 on two singles by Edwards (7 points) at 4:18. Continental took command in the latter half of the finale, erecting a lead of as much as 50-34 late on a Weller putback. Two other LadyCats ended their Kalida cage careers: Christy Ellerbrock and Chelsea Verhoff. “It wasn’t so much the turnovers that hurt us but the rebounding; they really worked hard on the boards. They hurt us with second
FORT JENNINGS/AYERSVILLE AYERSVILLE (28) Emily Cramer 0-0-0, Kylee Ondrus 0-3-3, Emily Luderman 2-0-4, Renae Camer 2-0-4, Kayla Zachrich 4-0-9, Dani Okuly 0-0-0, Ally Moore 0-0-0, Nikki Schroeder 2-0-4, Chelsey Seifer 1-0-2, Megan Schubert 1-0-2, Taylor Church 0-0-0. Totals 12-3-28. FORT JENNINGS (45) Morgan Schroeder 0-0-0, Mindy Merricle 0-0-0, Kristina Clippinger 2-1-5, Macy Schroeder 0-0-0, Kelsey Von Lehmden 5-4-14, Wallenhorst 6-0-15, Lauren Norbeck 2-1-5, Kendra Klausing 3-0-6. Totals 18-6-45. Score by Quarters: Ayersville 6 9 5 8 - 28 Ft. Jennings 9 12 10 14 - 45 Three-point goals: Ayersville, Zachrich; Fort Jennings, Wallenhorst 3. ---KALIDA/CONTINENTAL KALIDA (36) Samantha Edwards 1-5-7, Summer Holtkamp 0-0-0, Julia Vandemark 1-0-2, Nicole Kaufman 6-2-17, Alexis Wurth 3-3-10, Amy Smith 0-0-0, Christy Ellerbrock 0-0-0, Chelsea Verhoff 0-0-0, Haley McIntyre 0-0-0, Brandi Merschman 0-0-0. Totals 11-10-36. CONTINENTAL (50) Taylor Bidlack 1-3-5, Mady Recker 0-1-1, Taylor Williamson 3-2-8, Stephanie Coble 1-1-3, Erin Weisenburger 8-3-10, Leva Weller 7-0-14. Totals 20-10-50. Score by Quarters: Kalida 2 19 7 8 - 36 Continental 14 10 17 9 - 50 Three-point goals: Kalida, Kaufman 3, Wurth; Continental, none.
shots,” Huber added. “We held Weisenburger to five points the first time but she and Weller were just too much. They were bigger inside — as most teams we’ve faced have been — and used it well. In my first year, we’ve had our ups and downs but we also got better. As always, seniors are tough to replace for their leadership and we had four of them. They got everybody to give a little more effort.” Continental won the backboards 33-25 (11-8 offensive). Kalida had 19 fouls and Continental 15. “Erin has been doing this all season; she’s our leader,” Spitnale added. “Leva is a strong sophomore and she is very patient working for her shots.” Continental will tussle with top-seed and unbeaten Wayne Trace in game 2 Saturday.
happy to be moving on.”
Lady Racers ousted from WHAC quarterfinals GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Cornerstone University outscored the University of Northwestern Ohio women 38-17 in the first half and cruised to a 68-40 victory in a Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference women’s basketball quarterfinal Wednesday evening. A Melissa Veltkamp 3-ball and a Brooke Carter (11 boards) deuce in the first 2:35 gave the Lady Golden Eagles — the host of the tournament — a lead they never gave up. Amanda Francis hit her own trifecta for the Lady Racers but the Eagles slowly but surely erected a larger and larger lead the rest of the half. A key stretch for the hosts was a 15-1 spurt — Robyn Veltkamp netted nine of her 16 for the game (4 assists) — in a 3:37 span late in the half that turned an 18-14 lead into a 33-15 bulge on a Melissa
Veltkamp (18 counters) basket at 1:21. Rebecca Puckett stopped the bleeding momentarily on a 2-pointer with 56 seconds left but Cornerstone scored the last five, including a 3-ball by Ellisha Crosby (10 points) that beat the horn, for a 38-17 halftime margin. Cornerstone canned 15-of28 shots at the half (26-of-53 overall, 5-of-15 3s, for 49.1%) — M. Veltkamp led with 12 points — while UNOH hit 7-of-22 (finishing at 15-of57, 6-of-19 downtown, for 26.3%). In the second half, the largest lead was 25 two times: at 42-17 on an R. Veltkamp deuce in the paint at 18:05; and at 1:47, when a putback by Carter made it 64-39. After the first time, the Lady Racers pieced together a 13-3 run, paced by five from Molly French, to get within 45-30 on a Francis (12 markers, 5 assists, 3 steals) shot in the paint at 12:58. However, that
----Lancers take sectional victory over archrival Knights ROCKFORD - Guard Katie Dye scored 16 points, including 11 in the second half, and the Lincolnview Lady Lancers grabbed a 38-27 victory over Crestview on Wednesday in a Division IV sectional contest at Parkway High School. Lincolnview improves to 7-14 on the season and advances to play St. John’s 6:15 p.m. Saturday back at Parkway. Crestview’s season comes to a close with an 11-9 record (only 19 regular-season contests). “This is definitely a great win for the girls, especially the seniors,” said Lincolnview head coach Dan Williamson after the game. “They didn’t want to end the season. We are probably playing our best basketball of the season right now and that’s what you want to do come tournament time. The girls played hard and we are
----Fairview crumbles under Parkway pressure, Panthers win 61-47 VAN WERT - A long and sometimes frustrating year finally provided the payoff for a hard-working Parkway girls basketball squad on Wednesday night. As the final seconds ticked down in a 61-47 sectional tournament win over Fairview, it was easy to see the joy on the faces of the Panthers after battling through a year of injuries which at one point left them with only one starter on the court, surrounded by freshmen and sophomores. “Huge,” answered Parkway coach Jeff Kallas when asked how big a win it was for the girls after all the trials. “We’ve had a rough, rough season. To get a win in the tournament was huge and hopefully the girls start to believe in themselves a little bit more and give them more momentum going into next year.” Parkway (3-17) will bat-
CRESTVIEW (27) Madison Preston 17, Jessica Burger 5, Kirstein Hicks 3, Danica Hicks 2. Totals 10-727. LINCOLNVIEW (38) Katie Dye 6, Carley Springer 8, Kaitlyn Brant 8, Abbi Alvarez 4, Kaylee Thatcher 2. Totals 13-12-38. Score by Quarters: Crestview 4 10 2 11 - 27 Lincolnview 9 14 2 13 - 38 Three-point goals: Crestview, none; Lincolnview, none.
tle Fort Recovery 6:15 p.m. Saturday in the upper-bracket sectional finals.
FAIRVIEW (47) Grinyell 16, Rhodes 9, Clinker 9, Runk 4, Meyer 4, Vance 3, McGlaughlin 2. Totals 19-8-47. PARKWAY (61) Becca Harshman 23, Haley Roehm 14, Megan Fisher 7, Cami Hellwarth 7, Haley Burtch 6, Alicia Samaniego 4. Totals 27-6-61. Score by Quarters: Fairview 10 16 10 11 - 47 Parkway 10 16 19 16 - 61 Three-point goals: Fairview, Clinker; Parkway, Fisher.
----Barrage of LCC treys buries Paulding
VAN WERT - Lima Central Catholic put on a 3-point shooting exhibition in Wednesday night’s Van Wert Division III Sectional semifinal, canning 10 of them to top Paulding 60-47. Stacia Allen netted five of the triples en route to 21 points. The Thunderbirds (14-7) will play Coldwater Saturday at 8 p.m. in the final. The Panthers hit seven 3-pointers but end their season at 8-13.
PAULDING (47) Abbey Edwards 13, Hayley Clellan 11, Jessica Farr 10, Kass Hammon 8, Jessica McCullough 3, Ashley Myers 2. Totals 19-247. LIMA CENTRAL CATHOLIC (60) Stacia Allen 21, Lexi Kingsbery 14, Ariel McDuffie 9, Tylyn Taylor 8, Madison George 6, Shanya Niese 2. Totals 23-4-60. Score by Quarters: Paulding 13 16 11 7 - 47 Lima CC 18 22 11 9 - 60 Three-point goals: Paulding, Edwards 3, Clellan 3, McCullough; Lima Central Catholic, Allen 5, McDuffie 3, Taylor 2.
is as close as they could get the rest of the night. Shaye Warman added eight points for the Lady Racers (15-16), who shot 4-of-7 at the line (57.1%). They were outrebounded 46-27. CU netted 7-of-9 free throws (77.8%).
VISITOR: University of Northwestern Ohio (15-16) FG-FGA 3FG-FGA FT-FTA PTS Shaye Warman 3-6 2-4 0-0 8, Amanda Henry 1-3 0-0 0-0 2, Molly French 3-8 1-1 0-0 7, Alexa Kennedy 0-3 0-1 0-0 0, Amanda Francis 5-10 1-3 1-1 12, Kelly Warris 0-0 0-2 0-0 0, Tara Olberding 1-7 1-3 0-0 3, Ashley Rothney 0-7 0-0 2-4 2, Jenna Blackburn 1-3 1-2 0-0 3, Rebecca Puckett 1-7 0-2 1-2 3, Crystal Sloan 0-1 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 15-57 6-19 4-7 40. HOME: Cornerstone University (22-8) FG-FGA 3FG-FGA FT-FTA PTS Samantha Flietstra 1-3 0-0 0-1 2, Ellisha Crosby 4-8 1-4 1-2 10, Brooke Carter 4-10 0-1 0-0 8, Melissa Veltkamp 6-12 2-6 4-4 18, Robyn Veltkamp 7-13 1-1 1-1 16, Ashleigh Lund 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Alexa Hensler 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Maria Schafer 0-1 0-1 0-0 0, Olivia Jewett 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Janae Trombley 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Kathy DeYoung 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Alicia TerHaar 3-3 0-0 1-1 7, Kayleigh Hammond 0-1 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-53 5-15 7-9 64. Rebounds: 27/11 off. (Rothney 7), CU 46/12 off. (Carter 11). Assists: UNOH 7 (Francis 5), CU 10 (R. Veltkamp 4). Steals: UNOH 14 (Francis 3), CU 10 (Flietstra
Monday Hi-Rollers 3). Blocks: UNOH 1 (Olberding 1), CU 4 2-14-11 (Flietstra, Carter, M. Veltkmap, TerHaar 1). Agri-Tech 52-20 Turnovers: UNOH 16, CU 24. Fouls: UNOH Picture This 50-22 11, CU 11. Dick’s Chick 50-22 SCORE BY HALVES 1st 2nd TOTAL Adams Automotive 48-24 Univ. of Northwestern 17 23 40 Studio 320 32-40 Cornerstone University 38 26 64 C.M.S. 26-46 ----A&G Cash Reg. 26-46 Jefferson frosh end 1-14 Ladies over 160 Kelly Doris The Jefferson freshmen Honigford Hubert 169-163, Maag 168-179, Norma boys basketball team recently 170, Carol Ricker 175, Donna ended its season 1-14 with Culp 163, Robin Allen 201-167, a 48-22 loss to Columbus Marianne Mahlie 170-181-167, Chris Mahlie 202-238-185, Connie Grove. Paddubny 181, Rita Wueller 164, Tyler Mox led the Wildcats Dorothy Landwehr 175, Brittany with seven. VanMetre 168, Cheryl Gossard Columbus Grove, which 169-170, Lisa VanMetre 235-191ended at 7-8, received 22 243. over 500 Ladies from Vorhees. Robin Allen 527, Marianne Mahlie 518. Columbus Grove (48) Altenburger 4-0-8, Brubaker 2-3-8, Ladies over 600 Schroeder 0-0-0, Haines 0-0-0, Vorhees 8-5Chris Mahlie 625, Lisa 22, Selhorst 1-0-2, Douglas 3-0-6, Burgei 0-0- VanMetre 669.
0, Roethlisberger 1-0-2. Totals 19-8-48. Jefferson (22) Joe Gorman 0-1-1, Dominic Ardner 1-02, Tyler Mox 2-3-7, Kurt Hoersten 3-0-6, Gage Slaven 0-0-0, Tyler Rice 0-0-0, Jordan Herron 2-0-4, Justin McConnahea 0-0-0, Shane Wilson 0-0-0, Dustin McConnahea 0-2-2. Totals 8-6-22. Score by quarters: Col. Grove 17 9 15 7 - 48 Jefferson 6 7 3 6 - 22 Three-point goals: Col. Grove, Brubaker, Vorhees; Jefferson, none.
Sue Karhoff 165-163, Cheryl Springer 182, Missy Boecker 170-197, Joy Early 201-167-182, Brittany VanMetre 193-194-171, Jodi Bowersock 194-175, Lisa VanMetre 203-249-181, Val Maag 162, Janice Kaverman 189-180171, Shirley Hoehn 162, Tammy Ellerbrock 180. Ladies over 500 Joy Early 550, Brittany VanMetre 558, Jodi Bowersock 524, Janice Kaverman 540. Ladies over 600 Lisa VanMetre 633. Wednesday Early Lucky Ten 2-16-11 Schrader Realty (Janet Kroeger) 52-20 Miller’s Village Mkt. 34-38 The Fort 30-42 Dancer Logistics 28-44 Ladies over 160 Mary White 160, Lisa VanMetre 218-179-189, Joy Early 181-241, Cindy Lange 161, Nikki Rice 225170-178, Amber Dancer 167-191, Sue Odenweller 171, Jodi Moener 175-177, Trina Schuerman 186167, Jodi Johns 182, Doris Honigford 170-163, Fran Schuck 167-169, Robin Allen 187-192. Ladies over 500 Lisa VanMetre 586, Joy Early 561, Nikki Rice 573, Amber Dancer 509, Trina Schuerman 507, Robin Allen 515.
Tuesday Early Birds 2-15-11 The Grind 42-22 Chief 40-24 Pin Pals 38-26 Delphos Rec. Center 32-32 Bellmann’s Party Shop 22-42 Mark’s Auto Body 18-46 Ladies over 160 Mary White 160-162, Kendra Norbeck 167, Andrea Rode 182,
Thursday, February 24, 2011
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The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Boston 41 14 New York 29 26 Philadelphia 28 29 New Jersey 17 40 Toronto 16 42 Southeast Division W L Miami 42 15 Orlando 36 22 Atlanta 34 23 Charlotte 25 32 Washington 15 41 Central Division W L Chicago 38 17 Indiana 26 30 Milwaukee 22 35 Detroit 21 38 Cleveland 10 47 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L San Antonio 47 10 Dallas 41 16 New Orleans 34 25 Memphis 32 27 Houston 28 31 Northwest Division W L Oklahoma City 36 20 Denver 33 25 Portland 32 25 Utah 31 27 Minnesota 13 45
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Wildcats, Knights hope to close on high note
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The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Philadelphia 60 39 15 6 Pittsburgh 62 36 20 6 N.Y. Rangers 62 32 26 4 New Jersey 60 26 30 4 N.Y. Islanders 61 23 31 7 Northeast Division GP W L OT Boston 60 34 19 7 Montreal 61 32 22 7 Buffalo 59 28 25 6 Toronto 60 26 27 7 Ottawa 60 20 31 9 Southeast Division GP W L OT Tampa Bay 60 35 18 7 Washington 61 32 19 10 Carolina 61 28 24 9 Atlanta 61 25 26 10 Florida 60 25 28 7 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Detroit 60 37 17 6 Nashville 60 31 21 8 Chicago 60 31 23 6 Columbus 59 30 23 6 St. Louis 59 27 23 9 Northwest Division GP W L OT Vancouver 61 38 14 9 Minnesota 60 32 22 6 Calgary 62 31 23 8
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——— Wednesday’s Results San Antonio 109, Oklahoma City 105 Houston 124, Cleveland 119 Indiana 102, Detroit 101 Sacramento 111, Orlando 105 Philadelphia 117, Washington 94 Toronto 118, Chicago 113 New York 114, Milwaukee 108 Memphis 104, Minnesota 95 Dallas 118, Utah 99 Phoenix 105, Atlanta 97 New Orleans 98, L.A. Clippers 87 L.A. Lakers 106, Portland 101, OT Today’s Games Miami at Chicago, 8 p.m. Boston at Denver, 10:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Sacramento at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Utah at Indiana, 7 p.m. Detroit at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Toronto, 7 p.m. New York at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Miami, 7:30 p.m. New Orleans at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Orlando, 8 p.m. New Jersey at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Atlanta at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Denver at Portland, 10:30 p.m.
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Deron Williams traded to Nets, latest star to head East
By LYNN DeBRUIN The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — The second blockbuster NBA trade in two days sent Utah Jazz point guard Deron Williams to the New Jersey Nets, shifting another star from the Western Conference to the East and to a bigger market. Now, while the Nets hope they can keep their new All-Star long-term and turn him into a faceof-the-franchise player the way Jason Kidd was years ago, small-market teams are left to wonder what the future holds for them. Is there something the NBA should do to protect teams from losing their stars? “I think this is a relatively recent phenomenon but one that I believe is being watched very closely,” Jazz CEO Greg Miller said after trading away his All-Star point guard in exchange for rookie Derrick Favors, point guard Devin Harris, two first-round draft picks and cash. “I can only speak from the Jazz ownership perspective in saying that I’m not interested in seeing a congregation of star players on a handful of teams throughout the league. I don’t think it does the teams any good. It doesn’t do the fans any good. It doesn’t do the sponsors any good.” The trend started in the summer of 2007 when the Boston Celtics made a blockbuster 7-for-1 trade with Minnesota that gave them 10-time All-Star Kevin Garnett. The Celtics, with the Big Three of Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce, went on to win the NBA title in 2008. Last offseason, the Jazz lost power forward Carlos Boozer to the Chicago Bulls, Phoenix star Amare Stoudamire signed with the New York Knicks and league MVP LeBron James ditched Cleveland for Miami’s beaches and a star-studded Heat lineup that featured Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. On Tuesday, the Knicks finalized a deal with the Denver Nuggets that sent All-Star Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups to the Eastern Conference. The Jazz chose to combat it the only way they could — by being proactive with the Williams trade and getting as much as they could now even if it created more turmoil just 13 days after Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan abruptly retired after clashing with Williams. Utah’s front office explained it had no definite indication from Williams that he wouldn’t re-sign after 2012 but it also had no indication he would. In weighing the decision, Miller tried to put himself in Williams’ shoes, as a player trying to earn as much money as he could in a short window of opportunity. “Deron probably felt like he could attain those objectives in bigger markets,” Miller said. “If that’s the way he felt, I wouldn’t want to hold him here against his will or have him be unhappy. If our franchise couldn’t offer Deron things he needed, then it was best he go somewhere he can get those things.” Complicating matters was the prospect of an NBA lockout next season, which could have left Williams as a free agent outright heading into the 2012-2013 season. While Williams’ trade caught many by surprise, including Williams, who heard it as he watched TV before a shootaround Wednesday morning in Dallas, the Nets have been trying to wheeland-deal since last year. They couldn’t get James as a free agent and then saw Anthony go to the Knicks. The Nets and Jazz had talked weeks earlier, Utah GM Kevin O’Connor acknowledged. But the timing was right to pull the trigger on the best deal the Jazz could secure.
NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Wednesday’s Results Buffalo 4, Atlanta 1 Ottawa 5, Florida 1 San Jose 3, Pittsburgh 2, OT Tampa Bay 8, Phoenix 3 Edmonton 5, Colorado 1 Los Angeles 3, Anaheim 2 Today’s Games N.Y. Islanders at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Dallas at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Toronto at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Nashville, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Minnesota at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Friday’s Games N.Y. Rangers at Washington, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Carolina, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Columbus, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. Florida at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. New Jersey at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. San Jose at Calgary, 9 p.m. St. Louis at Edmonton, 9 p.m. Minnesota at Anaheim, 10 p.m.
run when the numbers pres- if you are not talking, you ent the opportunity but if not, either give up a back-door cut they are very disciplined run- or a wide-open spot-up 3. We Both Jefferson and ning a half-court set.” cannot have that. Finally, we Crestview thought their boys The Wildcats (10-8, 4-4 have to continue to play with Northwest Conference bas- NWC) use a rotation of Ryan the toughness we have played ketball tussle Friday at “The Ebbeskotte (15.6 points, with the last month or so.” Castle” would be their regu- 4.9 boards, 5.3 assists, 3.3 The Wildcats did that lar-season finales. steals), Logan Bonifas (10.4 but fell to Columbus Grove Turns out, they markers, 7.3 57-53 Friday. both have home caroms), “We’re disnon-league makeMitchell appointed in the up games Saturday Antalis (7.0 loss — we are (Jefferson vs. Van counters, not about moral Wert at 1 p.m. and 6.1 boards), victories — but Crestview against Nick Dunlap we are not necesOttoville at 3 p.m.) (6.6 points, sarily outcometo finish up. 2.8 boards), focused, either. Either way, they Nick Cook We figure there are both want to finish things we have to do to Lumpkins (4.9 counDunlap strong and head into ters, 2.9 have a chance,” Smith the second season on a high rebounds), Ross Thompson added. “If we play with mennote. (2.7 markers), Austin tal and physical toughness, Both coaches know what Jettinghoff (1.8), Zac communicating well and they are facing Friday. Lumpkins (.6) and Shayn working hard to improve our “Crestview is a very, Klingers (.5) in averaging weaknesses, that is what we very good basketball team. 49.2 points and ceding 49.7. are striving for; that will give They are very experienced They shoot at a 38.8-percent us a chance against anybody and they are very tough men- clip from the field and 64.9 we play. Then, I feel we tally, especially defensively,” percent from the line versus are talented enough to have Wildcat coach Marc Smith the opponent’s mark of 42.9 a chance to win. Against observed. “They have a good percent from the field and Grove, it came down — as perimeter starting three of 66.1 from the stripe. They you knew it would — to Steven Rickard, Nick Adam are forcing 15 turnovers and them making a couple more and Brad Miller that all have handing it over 12.8 times; plays than we did at the end. 3-point range and can get to the ’Cats are grabbing 28.9 The ball didn’t break our the basket. Rob Cook isn’t boards and giving up 30.3. way in key moments — we the biggest guy in there but “They prefer to play at a were in proper position to he is a very athletic young slower pace than we do, so make the play — and that is man and he killed us on the our first key is to set the tone the unfortunate part of the glass last year — getting 20 defensively and apply good game.” rebounds. Dallas Gibson is ball pressure. We have been Knight coach Jeremy Best a complementary player. playing very well defensive- has much the same idea of Off the bench, Cole Rolsten ly, using our pressure to force why his team is 14-4, 6-2 in is another solid guard and turnovers and get into transi- the NWC this year. Jeremy Hallfeldt is a typical tion, which is where we play “It’s been little about banger in the post. our best,” Smith acknowl- the Xs and Os; our kids are “Defensively, they are edged. “Two, we must simply playing with a high holding teams to 36-percent handle (Rob) Cook inside, percentage of toughness and shooting on field goals and 43 especially on their offensive plenty of purpose. That is points, so they don’t let you boards. We cannot let him in the biggest part of the matdo a lot of what you do best. particular get second shots. uration process for us,” he Offensively, they run a lot Three, we must communicate explained. “As sophomores, of cross and stagger screens. well defensively; with their Brad, Steven and Rob were They, like most teams, will offense setting those screens, part of a 4-win team. Last
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year, we got better as we gained experience. Now as seniors, we expected to do well but in many respects, we are surpassing them, which is a pleasant surprise to me. These guys have no shortterm memory; they don’t dwell on mistakes, whether it be one or two or perhaps even a bad quarter or game. “Defense has been our key this season; they understand what it is we are trying to do and while we don’t always do it, we are getting more consistent at it, especially on the defensive side. At the same time, we are not satisfied. There are more things we can accomplish; we are greedy.” The three top scorers are the three guards in the starting lineup: Adam (11 points per game), Rickard (10.7) and Miller (10), along with fellow starters Gibson (7.0) and rebounding machine Cook (5.0) up front. Off the bench are Hallfeldt and Rolsten. “We have watched Ebbeskotte develop the last two seasons into one of the finer guards in the NWC; he is our first concern defensively. At the same time, Bonifas gets a lot done on the glass and Antalis, Dunlap, Cook and the others have all played well over the course of the season,” Best added. “They are an intelligent group, too; they understand what Coach Smith is trying to accomplish and execute it pretty well. “Our goal has to be to remain physically and mentally tough. We have to simply play within ourselves and not try to do things we can’t do.” Tipoff Friday is at 6 p.m.
Ag lender contributed almost $140,000 to FFA youth initiatives in 2010
During 2010, ag lending cooperative Farm Credit Services of Mid-America contributed nearly $140,000 to FFA projects and programs in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee. This includes two major initiatives to help with camp improvements at state facilities in Indiana (Trafalger) and Ohio (Camp Muskingum). “Whether sponsoring local competitions, state degrees, or assisting with building projects, we can think of no better way to support today’s youth than through initiatives such as these,” said Jenny Riethman, Financial Services Officer with the Delphos FCS office. On a local level, the Delphos office supported the Putnam, Van Wert, Allen, Paulding and Auglaize counties in 2010. “With National FFA week starting on February 19, we wanted to take a moment to congratulate the youth who participate in this quality youth organization,” she said. Riethman went on to say that contributions to programs such as FFA demonstrate how cooperatives can do best by supporting youth interested in agriculture and the betterment of rural America. “Our FFA leaders and vocation ag teachers who support these programs are ensuring our youth have positive experiences. They are helping today’s youth develop character and build strong leadership standards and we appreciate their efforts,” she said. Support to programs like FFA represents Farm Credit’s commitment to allocate stewardship dollars to programs that build leadership and encourage teamwork in rural America’s youth. Farm Credit Services, headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, gives back to local communities through its FCS Support for Agriculture Stewardship Program. The program targets funds to agricultural projects and educational initiatives, giving priority to youth and young farmers.
The Nets got the All-Star they have so coveted — one they hope signs an extension this summer to become the face of their franchise when they move to Brooklyn in 2012. The 6-3 Williams was selected third overall in 2005 out of Illinois and averaged 17.3 points, 9.1 assists and 3.2 rebounds for the Jazz. Williams has been even better in 44 postseason games, with averages of 21.1 points, 9.6 assists and 1.2 steals. The Jazz have lost 14 of their last 18 and are 0-4 under new coach Ty Corbin following Wednesday night’s loss in Dallas. Harris, a former All-Star point guard, and Favors, the No. 3 pick in the draft, were part of the package the Nets had been offering the Nuggets for Anthony.
New fruit and veggie safety standards: OSU workshop set
Ag educator OSU Extension, Putnam County
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Delphos FFA members recently participated in Public Speaking and Job Interview career development events. On Feb. 10, Tyler Rice competed in Creed Speaking and placed third at the sub district level. Colin Barclay participated and placed second in Extemporaneous Public Speaking. Jordan Barclay competed in Beginning Prepared Public Speaking and placed second. Dulton Moore placed first in Extemporaneous Public Speaking. Moore and Jordan Barclay earned the right to compete at the district where they competed at Wayne Trace on Feb. 15. Moore won the district in Extemporaneous Public Speaking contest and will compete at the state level on March 19. Jordan place sixth at the district level in Beginning Prepared. Moore also competed at the subdistrict and district level Job Interview Career Development event and won the district and earned the right to compete at state on March 5. Members participating are, from left, Tyler Rice, Colin Barclay, Jordan Barclay and Dulton Moore.
Delphos FFA members participate in Public Speaking & Job Interview contests
Ohio State University’s Fruit and Vegetable Safety Team will offer a Produce Safety Education Program on March 21 at the Putnam County Extension Office in Ottawa. Organizers say the program is timed to the approaching growing season and to the recent passage of the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act, which emphasizes prevention and science-based standards. The workshop is for any fruit and vegetable grower who grows from one acre and sells at a farm stand all the way up to a largescale grower shipping out of state. It’s also aimed at any farmer who may be interested in participating in
the Ohio Produce Marketing Agreement, which is currently being drafted. Being a member of this voluntary program requires attendance in a produce safety course. The three-hour course will cover four main areas — water issues, soil amendments, good handling practices and traceability — plus consumer perceptions, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and a background on foodborne illnesses. An included workbook will help participants identify, assess and manage their risk and implement standard operating procedures. The instructors will be experts on food safety and fruit and vegetable management from Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). Participants will
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Higher oil prices threaten global economy
By JEANNINE AVERSA and CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER Associated Press WASHINGTON — Just as the U.S. and global economies are finally strengthening, they face a new danger: Rocketing oil prices, which topped $100 a barrel Wednesday. The U.S. economy can likely absorb $100 oil and keep expanding, even though gasoline prices would rise further and growth would slow. But it would hurt. Gasoline for U.S. motorists already costs more than at any point since 2008, despite ample supplies. The national average for a gallon of unleaded was $3.19 on Wednesday — 53 cents more than a year ago. Analysts expect the average to range between $3.25 and $3.75 this spring. Oil prices had been rising for months, but they jumped this week as violence gripped Libya. Analysts say any production declines in Libya could likely be absorbed by other proBy MARCY GORDON Associated Press ducers like Saudi Arabia. Libyan oil accounts for less than 1 percent of U.S. crude imports. Still, analysts say concerns about violence in North Africa and Middle East have put a “fear premium” that’s added about $10 a barrel. Consumers and businesses would feel pinched by a sustained period of $100-a-barrel oil — and not just motorists. Stock prices, which have lost more than 2 percent so far this week, could sink further. That would reduce household wealth and consumer confidence. As fuel costs price rise, so would prices for travel services and products containing plastics. This month, several airlines tacked on fuel surcharges — extra fees that help cover fuel bills. Rising oil prices have pushed jet fuel close to $3 a gallon. Fuel accounts for roughly onethird of the budget for U.S. airlines, up from less than one-fifth a decade ago. Fitch Ratings analyst William Warlick said if jet fuel reaches about $3.20 a gallon, “the whole industry will be challenged to stay profitable.” Airlines may soon decide to eliminate some flights and ground older jets to cut fuel consumption, Warlick said. Delta Air Lines has already scaled back plans to add flights this year. Analysts estimate that over a year, $100 oil would reduce U.S. economic growth by 0.2 or 0.3 of a percentage point. So rather than grow an estimated 3.7 percent this year, the economy would expand 3.4 percent or 3.5 percent. That would likely mean less hiring and higher unemployment. The global economy wouldn’t be affected as much. In part, that’s because emerging economies consume less oil, per person, than industrialized countries do. In addition, many developing countries regulate or subsidize the cost of gas. Global growth would slip about 0.1 percentage point, economists estimate. But oil prices around $100 a barrel could threaten European economies, many of which
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are net importers of oil and gas, haven’t fully recovered from the financial crisis and face heavy debt loads. Spain and Italy, for example, where gas at the pump already goes for about $8 a gallon, face years of a slow, grinding recovery. A spike in oil would deal their economies another setback. Pricier oil would also push up inflation in Europe, where it already exceeds official targets, and in countries with surging food prices, like China, Brazil and India. Those countries might then have to raise interest rates to cool inflation. Doing so, in turn, would slow growth in Latin America and Asia. A darker possibility — one that few analysts expect — is that oil prices will keep rising until they reach $150 or more and then stay there for months. Under that scenario, another recession is possible, economists say. Gasoline prices would near $5 a gallon. Consumers would spend much less. So would businesses, which would slash jobs.
WASHINGTON — The number of banks at risk of failing made up nearly 12 percent of all federally insured banks in the final three months of 2010, the highest level in 18 years. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp said Wednesday that the number of banks on its confidential “problem” list rose to 884 in the October-December quarter, up from 860 in the previous quarter. Those are banks rated by examiners as having very low capital cushions against risk. Twenty-two banks have failed so far this year. And more banks are at risk, even as the FDIC reported the industry’s highest earnings as a group since the financial crisis hit three years ago. Only a small fraction of the 7,657 federally insured banks — about 1.4 percent with assets of more than $10 billion — are driving the bulk of the earnings growth. They are the largest banks, including Bank of America Corp., Citigroup Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Wells Fargo & Co. Most of the big banks have recovered with help from federal bailout money and record-low borrowing rates. On the other side, many smaller banks are struggling. Last year, 157 U.S. banks were brought down by the soured economy and mounting loan defaults. That was the most in one year since 1992, the height of the savings and loan crisis. They were mostly smaller or regional banks. The failures compare with 25 in 2008 and three in 2007. They cost the federal deposit insurance fund an estimated $21 billion in 2010. Smaller and regional banks depend heavily on making loans for commercial property and development — sectors that have suffered huge losses. Companies shut down in the recession, vacating shopping malls and office buildings financed by the loans. Overall, banks’ net income reached a three-year high of $87.5 billion in the October-December quarter. That contrasted with a loss of $10.6 billion in 2009. But Bair said banks need to lend more vigorously as the economy recovers. Bank industry revenue remained fairly strong through the financial crisis, FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair noted, but there is little “upward momentum.” The problem is partly due to continued uncertainty about the economy on the part of bankers, Bair said. But she added: “I also think that banks need to get back to the basics of making loans.” Loan balances declined at a majority of U.S. banks in the October-December quarter, falling by $51.8 billion, or 0.4 percent, from the July-September quarter.
Food drive collects more than $2,900 worth of items
11-year total of $33,000 reached
Emanuel hints at agenda as mayor
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Police-killing suspect known as quiet teen
By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — By many accounts, the 16-year-old accused of killing a veteran St. Petersburg police officer was a quiet kid with few friends who dreamed of playing professional football. Nicholas Lindsey once saw a school employee in a grocery store, gave her a hug and bought her a Pepsi. Friends called him humble. Yet there were other parts of Lindsey’s life that indicated trouble — although those clues weren’t all that unusual in the poor neighborhood on St. Petersburg’s south side where Lindsey lived. He skipped school repeatedly. He was accused of stealing a car. He bought a gun on the street for $140. It was the same gun Lindsey would use to shoot and kill officer David Crawford, according to authorities. Police said Wednesday that the teen opened fire after Crawford tried to talk to him and pulled a notepad from his shirt pocket. It took investigators about a day to find the teen. A street video surveillance photo released to local TV stations made his mother wonder if it was her son. After tips led police to the
CHICAGO — Even before he was elected Chicago’s new mayor, Rahm Emanuel hinted there would be changes at City Hall: deep cuts to the budget, a possible shift in the city council power structure and the expectation that unions would negotiate on pensions that pose a heavy burden for the city. How he goes about it is the big question. Emanuel’s answer will determine whether a politician capable of overwhelming the mayoral competition by winning 55 percent of the vote can now master the delicate complexities of a fiscal crisis without hobbling the “City that Works” or triggering endless battles with the city’s other centers of power. In his first post-election news conference on Wednesday, Emanuel offered only the vaguest of clues about what’s in store for Chicago residents and city workers after he takes office in May and replaces the retiring Mayor Richard Daley. Although the city has a badly underfunded pension system, he said he’s committed to the current defined benefit plan for public employees -- a major union priority -- rather than pushing for a less costly alternative. But he also took off the table a property tax increase to raise more revenue. “We are not the only city facing this crisis or state. Every municipality is. I want to be the first city to solve it,” Emanuel said. The city’s next budget deficit could exceed $500 million, and could reach $1 billion if the city properly funds its pension system. Ralph Martire, executive director of the bipartisan Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, and one of many experts watching Emanuel’s next moves, said the new mayor could look at cutting middle managers in order to avoid trimming direct service providers such as police officers and firefighters. Targeting midlevel managers wouldn’t save a lot — maybe $20 million to $40 million — “but it’s one of the first things you need to show voters and taxpayers that you’re very serious about cutting costs,” Martire said. Most of the city’s work force is unionized so that limits the mayor’s flexibility on personnel. Emanuel has already promised to freeze city spending when he takes office and cut $75 million from the city’s existing $6 billion budget.
The Fort Jennings Student Council recently held a food drive at the high school. It was a contest between the classes that they called “The Food Fight and Toiletry Tantrum.” Each class was asked to compete against the other classes by bringing in food items such as canned vegetables, Raman Noodles, peanut butter, toilet paper, laundry detergent and other items of need. The contest was held Feb.15-17. All items were donated to the Putnam County Thrift Store for use in the county. According to advisor Jeff Jostpille, the object of the contest was to have the highest points brought in on the days of the competition. The items were pre-assigned points and would be brought in and placed on the stage with all items from their class. Everyone knew what items to collect and what they were worth through announcements and signs hung around the building. One of the two food days would be double points day and the other would be triple points day but that would not be determined until the assembly on Friday after the competition. The idea was to get together as a class and devise a plan that would maximize the point totals for the amount of food collected. The winning class was the juniors. They will receive a pizza party on Student Council early next month. The senior class won a breakfast of doughnuts and juice for second place. All total, it was figured that over $2,900 in items were donated by the students of the high school. The faculty and staff as well as some community members also donated to the project. In the past 11 years, Fort Jennings High School has given $33,000 worth of items to charity.
Wisconsin governor discusses strategy for ‘Melee in Madison’
By RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press MADISON, Wis. — On a prank call that quickly spread across the Internet, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was duped into discussing his strategy to cripple public employee unions, promising never to give in and joking that he would use a baseball bat in his office to go after political opponents. Walker believed the caller was a conservative billionaire named David Koch, but it was actually the editor of a liberal online newspaper. The two talked for at least 20 minutes — a conversation in which the governor described several potential ways to pressure Democrats to return to the Statehouse and revealed that his supporters had considered secretly planting people in pro-union protest crowds to stir up trouble. The call, which surfaced Wednesday, also showed Walker’s cozy relationship with two billionaire brothers who have poured millions of dollars into conservative political causes, including Walker’s campaign last year. The audio was posted by the Buffalo Beast, a left-leaning website based in Buffalo, N.Y., and quickly went viral. Ian Murphy told The Associated Press he carried out the prank to show how candidly Walker would speak with Koch even though, according to Democrats, he refuses to return their calls. Murphy said he arranged the call Tuesday after speaking with two Walker aides, including the governor’s chief of staff. He placed the call using Skype and recorded it. On the call, the governor said he was ratcheting up the pressure on Senate Democrats to return to the Capitol a week
after they fled to block the legislation. He said he supported a move to require them to come to the Capitol to pick up their paychecks rather than have the money deposited directly. He also floated an idea to lure Democratic senators back to the Capitol for negotiations and then have the Senate quickly pass the bill while they are in talks. On the recording, after Walker said he would be willing to meet with Democratic leaders, the caller said he should bring a baseball bat to negotiations. Walker laughed and responded that he had “a slugger with my name on it.” The caller suggested he was thinking about “planting some troublemakers” among the protesters, and Walker said his administration had thought about doing that, too, but decided against it. Walker said the protests eventually would die because the media would stop covering them. Walker told reporters the plan to bring in outside agitators was one of many ideas his supporters and aides have raised that were dismissed. At the end of the call, the prankster says: “I’ll tell you what, Scott, once you crush these bastards, I’ll fly you out to Cali and really show you a good time.” “All right, that would be outstanding,” Walker replies, adding that the standoff is “all about getting our freedoms back.” The caller responds: “Absolutely. And you know, we have a little bit of vested interest as well” and laughs. Walker’s budget bill also allows his administration to sell power plants that heat and cool state buildings to private companies without any bids.
Lindsey home, she helped convince him to turn himself in. Lindsey was arrested Tuesday night and booked into a juvenile detention center. On Wednesday, a judge ordered him held without bail. The Associated Press does not usually identify juveniles until they are charged in adult court, but authorities released his name and the teen’s photo has been widely disseminated. During a news conference Wednesday at police headquarters. Sgt. Michael Kovascev laid out the details of how Crawford was killed — making him the third St. Petersburg officer to die in a 30-day span. About 10:30 p.m. Monday evening, Crawford was called to check out a report of someone trying to break into a car. Crawford pulled up in his cruiser and spotted Lindsey. The officer climbed out of the car, tried to talk to Lindsey — who was walking away — and took out his notepad. It was then, Kovascev said, that Lindsey turned and fired at least four shots into Crawford’s torso. Crawford managed to pull his weapon and fire six shots at Lindsey, who wasn’t hit. Crawford wasn’t wearing a bulletproof vest, and another officer found Crawford lying on the pavement near his cruiser.
Answers to Wednesday’s questions: Actress-director-producer Sophia Coppola’s first screen appearance was as the baby boy being christened in the famous baptism scene in “The Godfather.” She is the daughter of director Francis Ford Coppola. She was three weeks old when the scene was shot in 1971. Hall of Famers Hank Aaron, Willie Mays and Stan Musial share the record for playing in the most All-Star games — 24. Today’s questions: What was the favorite song of Ross Geller’s pet Capuchin monkey, Marcel, on the TV sitcom Friends? What symbols were combined to create the antiwar peace symbol? Answers in Friday’s Herald. Today’s words: Estale: to hang with drapery Laconicum: a sauna
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Dear Annie: My boyfriend very much about her and that and I have been together for you want to make your relathree years. We are compat- tionship better. Ask her to ible in every way but one. come with you for counselHe feels compelled to run to ing. You could talk to your the aid of his single, female clergyperson or get a referneighbor, even though she ral from your doctor. If your has a boyfriend. He watch- stepmother sees that you are es her dog, fixes her fence, genuinely interested in makhelps with clogged drains, etc. ing the effort, she may agree I’ve told him this makes me to work on it. Either way, uncomfortable. I feel he is your father needs to see that sending the wrong message, you are trying. Dear Annie: I am a enabling her to rely upon him Nationally Certified and creating a bond. School Psychologist I want him to stop (NCSP) and would volunteering his like to offer a sugservices. He thinks gestion on how to I am making a big correct a child’s deal out of nothing. manners. To change He says he likes to behavior, research help people. indicates it is more A similar situeffective to do so ation happened with positive reintwo years ago with forcement. a different single, One reader sugfemale neighbor, and I found a flir- Annie’s Mailbox gested giving a child 25 pennies at the tatious note from beginning of each her on his door. I don’t believe anything hap- meal, losing a penny for each pened between them, but the infraction, such as chewing neighbor apparently hoped with his mouth open. A much more effective plan would be something would. I think he craves the ado- to reinforce the child for corration and wants women to rect table manners, like chewidolize and praise him for ing with his mouth closed or coming to their rescue. Am using a napkin. Each time, he I being petty, or is my boy- would receive a penny for the friend playing me for a fool? desired behavior. The stack of pennies would build up. -- Concerned Girlfriend It is easier to catch negaDear Concerned: Neither. You are probably right about tive behavior. However, when your boyfriend’s need for we make the conscious effort admiration and praise, and it to notice and reward desirable has nothing to do with play- behavior, the positive behaving you for a fool. This is ior will replace the negative simply part of his character. sooner and will be more lastThe problem, as you say, is ing. -- Ann Steele, NCSP, that some women will get the Wausau, Wis. Dear Ann Steele: We impression that he is interested in them romantically. If he greatly appreciate your experis unwilling to accept this fact, tise. Thank you. Annie’s Mailbox is written your choice is to trust him and by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy put up with it, or break it off. Dear Annie: I am a Sugar, longtime editors of the 21-year-old female looking Ann Landers column. Please for my mother’s approval. My e-mail your questions to biological mother left when I firstname.lastname@example.org, was a baby, and my stepmoth- or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, er has been my mom since I c/o Creators Syndicate, 5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, was 6 months old. We never really got along Los Angeles, CA 90045. while I was growing up. I have tried repeatedly to have a relationship with her, but I always catch her saying bad things about me to my family. Now they all think ill of me. I wasn’t even welcome at last year’s Christmas party. Due to all the nasty things my stepmother has my family believing, I made the decision to stop speaking to her. But now my father and I hardly ever talk to each other. I know she is still saying things behind my back, because my younger sister gets into arguments with her about it. Do you have any suggestions? -- Desperate for a Mother’s Love Dear Desperate: Since you and your stepmother have had a contentious relationship for years, it will be difficult to improve it, but not impossible. Talk to your stepmother in your father’s presence. Say gently that you want her to be in your life, that you care
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Friday, Feb. 25, 2010 Although you might lose a good friend to life’s changes, you are likely to make a new one who will help fill the void. It will be another wonderful pal who will be there for you when the chips are down. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -No matter how much good planning you do, you still need to be prepared for the unexpected, because it is likely to happen. Be ready to roll with the punches and no one will know there were any. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -Regardless of the resistance you might encounter, keep plugging forward on your dreams. However, heed warning: Do not deliberately provoke conflict with others in doing so. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -Trust your past experiences to guide you instead of trusting the advice being offered by someone who hasn’t done what you’ve accomplished, no matter how smart this person might be. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -The accomplishments you are able to achieve will have to be reward enough for you, because there is a chance the compensation that was promised might be a little slow in coming. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Someone for whom you’ve done much in the past might promise a lot, but be slow to deliver. You’d be smart not to expect too much from those who never have produced. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- This is one of those days when you can achieve something quite significant and/or difficult. However, don’t allow yourself to get bogged down in details. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Go after those things you know to have huge reward potential, but don’t allow anyone who can’t carry his/her own weight to tag along. Someone of this ilk may think s/he deserves a cut. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -Being with friends will prove to be extremely fun and rewarding, with one exception. Someone who isn’t part of the group could disrupt things if you allow him/her to do so. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -You are smart to get all your chores out of the way as early as possible if you have plans to go out with friends later on. You may need a little time to yourself between activities to recharge yourself. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- The good work you do will be handsomely rewarded, but take care that in your celebration for the huge compensation you don’t blow a wad on something foolish. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Your will to win makes you try harder than what’s possible for most people, so it is no surprise for you to be sought after to be part of a team. Join in, but don’t think of yourself as being a hotshot. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -There are few people who are as selfreliant as you, so don’t think this is true for everybody. Some people need guidance and help and will do a good job for you if you let them.
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